Lift As You Climb

Isabel Alexander

Have you ever looked in the mirror and asked “Who Am I Now”? As Baby Boomers, we’ve been so busy ‘adulting’ and keeping up with expectations for decades, it is not surprising that we lose touch with ourselves as we evolve and change over time. Growth, transformation, and reinvention with a purpose and a plan are essential to a fulfilled life. Each Wednesday, Isabel Alexander, self-proclaimed Mistress of Reinvention, unpacks her personal evolution system, Lift As You Climb, and engages guests to share their Ah-Ha moments of recognizing their evolved, authentic selves. Be inspired by others who embrace “This is who I am now!” and choose who they want to become next as they love their life and live their legacy. This podcast celebrates Identity, Influence and Impact at every age and every stage of life!

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Simple Acts of Kindness | LAYC46
4d ago
Simple Acts of Kindness | LAYC46
Making a difference in someone’s day, week, or life could be as easy as a spontaneous, no cost gesture, or simple act of kindness. Making a lasting impression may not even be something that you think is significant. Think back over your life to the individuals that had a positive or uplifting impact that may not have realized how they influenced your thinking or set you on a different path entirely.  Isn’t it amazing that you still recall those moments today? We don’t have to have millions in our bank account or start a profitable foundation. Every day, we can lift others with mindful awareness and connectedness. We can maximize our unique strengths and abilities to reach out and give an emotional hand up. We can mentor and build success ladders with intention and commitment. We lead by example and action. We set an example and create an energetic ripple of good deeds. EXTRA! EXTRA! Curious about how and who influences our identities?  Listen Episode 11, the origin story: (  Read more www.WhoAmINowBook.com BONUS: If you are ready to take the next steps in your transformation and reinvention journey, one of my fabulous free resources awaits you at: (www.MYENCORE.ME)  Register for my free download tool that will help you tally up of your accumulated lifetime value. About the Host: Isabel Alexander – Vitality Champion, Business Strategist, and Transformation Catalyst   Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic, and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander cultivated an award-winning, $10 million+ global chemical business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms.   Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate and nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning, and talents for helping others maximize their potential.    An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to foll0ow her example of thriving against the odds.   With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor, and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence.   Chief Encore Officer, The Encore Catalyst ( (www.theencorecatalyst.com)) – an accelerator for feminine wisdom, influence, and impact. [~] Founder of the Lift As You Climb Movement ( (www.facebook.com/groups/liftasyouclimbmovement)) [~] Author & Speaker ‘Who Am I Now? – Feminine Wisdom Unmasked Uncensored’ ( (www.IsabelBanerjee.com)) [~] LinkedIn: (www.linkedin.com/in/isabelalexanderbanerjee/)   Thank You for Listening! It means so much that you listened to this podcast! If you know anyone else who might find this show valuable or entertaining, please help recommend they listen and share it on your favorite social media platform.   We are Listening If you have questions about this episode, please email me at Hello@TheEncoreCatalyst.com   Subscribe to the Podcast If you wish to receive automatic notifications as new podcast episodes are made available, please subscribe to the podcast app on your devices.   Leave a Review   Every bit of feedback offered to help make this a value-packed part of your week is appreciated! Ratings and reviews from listeners are used to improve the podcasts. They also help others find this series in their podcast ‘App’ so reviews are very much appreciated! #SharingIsCaring
Simple Acts of Kindness | LAYC46
4d ago
Simple Acts of Kindness | LAYC46
Making a difference in someone’s day, week, or life could be as easy as a spontaneous, no cost gesture, or simple act of kindness. Making a lasting impression may not even be something that you think is significant. Think back over your life to the individuals that had a positive or uplifting impact that may not have realized how they influenced your thinking or set you on a different path entirely.  Isn’t it amazing that you still recall those moments today? We don’t have to have millions in our bank account or start a profitable foundation. Every day, we can lift others with mindful awareness and connectedness. We can maximize our unique strengths and abilities to reach out and give an emotional hand up. We can mentor and build success ladders with intention and commitment. We lead by example and action. We set an example and create an energetic ripple of good deeds. EXTRA! EXTRA! Curious about how and who influences our identities?  Listen Episode 11, the origin story: (  Read more www.WhoAmINowBook.com BONUS: If you are ready to take the next steps in your transformation and reinvention journey, one of my fabulous free resources awaits you at: (www.MYENCORE.ME)  Register for my free download tool that will help you tally up of your accumulated lifetime value. About the Host: Isabel Alexander – Vitality Champion, Business Strategist, and Transformation Catalyst   Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic, and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander cultivated an award-winning, $10 million+ global chemical business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms.   Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate and nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning, and talents for helping others maximize their potential.    An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to foll0ow her example of thriving against the odds.   With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor, and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence.   Chief Encore Officer, The Encore Catalyst ( (www.theencorecatalyst.com)) – an accelerator for feminine wisdom, influence, and impact. [~] Founder of the Lift As You Climb Movement ( (www.facebook.com/groups/liftasyouclimbmovement)) [~] Author & Speaker ‘Who Am I Now? – Feminine Wisdom Unmasked Uncensored’ ( (www.IsabelBanerjee.com)) [~] LinkedIn: (www.linkedin.com/in/isabelalexanderbanerjee/)   Thank You for Listening! It means so much that you listened to this podcast! If you know anyone else who might find this show valuable or entertaining, please help recommend they listen and share it on your favorite social media platform.   We are Listening If you have questions about this episode, please email me at Hello@TheEncoreCatalyst.com   Subscribe to the Podcast If you wish to receive automatic notifications as new podcast episodes are made available, please subscribe to the podcast app on your devices.   Leave a Review   Every bit of feedback offered to help make this a value-packed part of your week is appreciated! Ratings and reviews from listeners are used to improve the podcasts. They also help others find this series in their podcast ‘App’ so reviews are very much appreciated! #SharingIsCaring
Identity Liberated | LAYC45
14-09-2022
Identity Liberated | LAYC45
A major obstacle to personal growth and life fulfillment is confusion and discomfort around who we are now. Letting go of the past identity, roles, and routines that we got used to, and purposefully, stretching to become a better, higher version of ourselves can be scary. In this episode, I share some reasons why I believe it is our responsibility and reward to continue to evolve and expand. I launched Season Two and this ‘pattern interrupt’ thinking with this episode:  in part, in this episode, I am pleased to share the entire poem: “Our Greatest Fear It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” SOURCE: Return to Love by Marianne Williamson, Harper Collins, 1992 EXTRA! EXTRA! Curious about how and who influences our identities?  Listen Episode 18 and my story “I’ve Never Been This Me Before” here: (  And read more (www.WhoAmINowBook.com) BONUS: If you are ready to take the next steps in your transformation and reinvention journey, one of my fabulous free resources awaits you at: (www.MYENCORE.ME)  Register for my free download a tool that will help you tally up your accumulated lifetime value. About the Host: Isabel Alexander – Vitality Champion, Business Strategist, and Transformation Catalyst Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic, and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander cultivated an award-winning, $10 million+ global chemical business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms. Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate and nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning, and talents for helping others maximize their potential.  An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to foll0ow her example of thriving against the odds. With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor, and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence. Chief Encore Officer, The Encore Catalyst ( (www.theencorecatalyst.com)) – an accelerator for feminine wisdom, influence, and impact. [~] Founder of the Lift As You Climb Movement ( (www.facebook.com/groups/liftasyouclimbmovement)) [~] Author & Speaker ‘Who Am I Now? – Feminine Wisdom Unmasked Uncensored’ ( (www.IsabelBanerjee.com)) [~] LinkedIn: (www.linkedin.com/in/isabelalexanderbanerjee/)   Thank You for Listening! It means so much that you listened to this podcast! If you know anyone else who might find this show valuable or entertaining, please help...
Passion Unchanged | LAYC44
07-09-2022
Passion Unchanged | LAYC44
This is the launch of Season Two and an affirmation that my passion for this podcast and lifting and climbing is unchanged after a rocky year of personal upheaval and changes. At age 67, I divorced, uprooted my life of 10+years in Arizona, and moved back to my native Canada. I added to the rising statistics of Gray Divorce and Silver Splitting. I chose me, healthy relationships, personal fulfillment, and a desire to make a positive difference in the world around me during the decades to follow. I am reinventing and transforming once again. I share my unedited, unfiltered, in-real-time life as a Baby Boomer woman because I hope my experiences and learnings will help others on their transformation journeys. SOURCE: Today.com "While the U.S. divorce rate may be at a 50-year low, divorce is much more common among those who are 55 and older. According to the most recent data from the  (U.S. Census Bureau), divorce rates were highest (about 43%) among both sexes, aged 55 to 64. In other words, couples in long-term marriages, perhaps staying in a less-than-ideal situation until their kids left the proverbial nest, are now forging their own single paths." EXTRA! EXTRA! Our series about #CHANGE began with Episode 35, “Driving Change” - ( and continues with multiple episodes about many facets of change. It’s a big topic and we will be unpacking (#punintended) it for a while to come. BONUS: If you are ready to take the next steps in your transformation and reinvention journey, one of my fabulous free resources awaits you at: (www.MYENCORE.ME) About the Host: Isabel Alexander – Vitality Champion, Business Strategist, and Transformation Catalyst Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic, and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander cultivated an award-winning, $10 million+ global chemical business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms. Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate and nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning, and talents for helping others maximize their potential.  An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to foll0ow her example of thriving against the odds. With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor, and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence. Chief Encore Officer, The Encore Catalyst - an accelerator for feminine wisdom, influence, and impact. Founder of the Lift As You Climb Movement Author & Speaker ‘Who Am I Now? – Feminine Wisdom Unmasked Uncensored’   Thank You for Listening! It means so much that you listened to this podcast! If you know of anyone else who might find this show valuable or entertaining, please share it with them and on your favorite social media platform. If you have questions about this episode, please send me an email at Hello@TheEncoreCatalyst.com   Subscribe to the Podcast If you wish to receive automatic notifications as new podcast episodes are made available, please subscribe to the podcast app on your mobile device.   Leave a Review   Every bit of feedback offered to help make this a value-packed part of your week is appreciated.   Ratings and reviews from listeners are used to improve the podcasts. They also help others find this series in their podcast ‘App’ so reviews are very much appreciated! #SharingIsCaring
Lift Like Betty White | LAYC43
12-01-2022
Lift Like Betty White | LAYC43
LIFT LIKE BETTY - Lift As You Climb like Betty White Betty White’s imprint on our lives is indelible. Almost 100 years of living and millions of reasons she will be remembered for many lifetimes. Let’s Be More Like Betty!Here are a few ways you can: Laugh at yourself first. Smile when you walk into a room. Make room for others at the table. Be a mentor. Learn from everyone you can. Be generous and then, give even more. Get Up, Dress Up, and Show Up Every Damn Day! Don’t regret the number of candles on your cake. Celebrate the beauty of the glow from those candles. Flirt with Ryan Reynolds. Reinvent. Reinvent. Reinvent. Never tolerate mistreatment or disrespect of anyone or anything. Don’t accept no for an answer. Adopt a rescue or donate to an animal shelter. Exercise your gratitude muscle every day! Love without limits. Lift As You Climb! EXTRA! EXTRA! Betty White would turn 100 years on January 17, 2022. I want to be more like Betty and I’m looking forward celebrating for her now and at my hundred birthday! Here’s a few previous episodes that I hope will inspire your birthday plans: ( ( excuse the delay on new episodes. I will be right back to weekly schedule after a minor reinvention and a little housekeeping. About the Host: Isabel AlexanderYour Next Business Strategist and Transformation Catalyst   Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic, and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander Banerjee cultivated an award-winning, $10 million+ global chemical business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms. Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate and nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning and talents for helping others maximize their potential. An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to follow her example of thriving against the odds. With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor, and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence. Founder: Lift As You Climb Movement ( (www.facebook.com/groups/liftasyouclimbmovement)) and Chief Encore Officer, The Encore Catalyst ( (www.theencorecatalyst.com)) – an accelerator for feminine wisdom, influence, and impact. also Author & Speaker ‘Who Am I Now? – Feminine Wisdom Unmasked Uncensored’ ( (www.IsabelBanerjee.com)) LinkedIn: ( www.linkedin.com/in/isabelalexanderbanerjee/)   Thank You for Listening! It means so much that you listened to this podcast! If you know of anyone else who might find this show valuable or entertaining, please share it on your favorite social media platform. If you have questions about this episode, please send me an email at Hello@TheEncoreCatalyst.com   Subscribe to the Podcast Receive automatic notifications when new podcast episodes are made available. Subscribe on your favorite podcast app to keep up with the latest episodes. Links on the sidebar make it easy. Please share if you value the content. Leave a Review Every bit of feedback offered helps to make this a value-packed part of your week and suggestions are welcome.   Ratings and reviews from listeners are used to improve the podcast. They also help others find this series in their podcast platform, so...
Change of Address | LAYC42
20-10-2021
Change of Address | LAYC42
Hello, Eh!... Isn't that what you expected?... Now that I'm in Canada?   Oh yes, good natured Canadians always get a chuckle out of how we are believed to add Eh... To the end of everything. This is Isabel Banerjee, checking in with you from Canada, as promised. Our last episode of the Lift As You Climb podcast... I told you I was packing up the mic, packing up the podcast equipment, putting it in a container... And I was catching a plane to Canada.  I'm here, checking in... To let you know that I'm safely in the loving, supportive arms of my family and my friends. I am putting together a new life. If you've been following the podcast, you know, episodes have been about change. I've been sharing my own journey, about change... And what I've learned about change in my life. How to do change, how to decode change, how to grieve change, how to change my mind.  I've made a collection of those episodes to make it easy for those of you, that are going through change yourself... Or thinking about change, or wondering how to make change easier than it might have been in the past.   I'm wide open, I'm transparent with you to share... That change is complicated, and it sneaks up and surprises you with all kinds of emotions, and unexpected twists and turns.  And as I promised, even though I packed up the podcast equipment... I wanna let you know that I'm still here working through my change. That I'm the research subject for some of you. Now, I cannot start to record episodes effectively for a little while. Cause my cargo hasn't arrived. My lease starts on November 1st, for my new place... I'm gonna unpack boxes, and reconnect equipment and sign up for services, and jump through lots of hoops! But what I can do for you, in the meantime, is that I am a massing, an incredible lineup of guests... Experts on change... Because they are professionals in areas connected with change. Because they are real living human beings that faced change and made it their own success story. Together, we're all going to share with you... Ideas, resources, and support. So stay tuned, listen up to the collection on the resources already shared. How to decode change, how to grieve change, how to embrace change... When it's okay to change your mind. And I'm gonna be back to you very soon... I promise just a couple of weeks... We're going to have some new content, and we're going to move together... Into the next, and best, role in our lives... So that we can continue to be the success ladders for others, by paving the way forward, holding the torch.  So very happy to check in with you, and I look forward to talking to you really soon.  Oh, and by the way... Gonna put the link to that collection, in the show notes, below this episode. So it's handy for you. Please do share that with anyone that you care about who is going through change, struggling with change, contemplating change... Because you might be able to help them... And that's lifting and climbing.  If you've got some ideas that you would like to share about how to make change more positive and more rewarding... Please send me an email. My contact information is in the show notes, and please recommend guests for the show... Because together, collectively, we can help each other.  Talk to you soon, Eh! Our collection of episodes on Change: ( the Host: Isabel Banerjee - Your Next Business Strategist and Transformation Catalyst Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic, and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander Banerjee cultivated an award-winning, $10 million+ global chemical business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms. Isabel’s strengths include...
Irreconcilable Change | LAYC41
13-10-2021
Irreconcilable Change | LAYC41
Merriam-Webster dictionary defines irreconcilable difference as the inability to agree on most things or important things. In my case, as for many ‘Grey Divorces’, that was the reason cited for the reason to end our marriage; irreconcilable differences. No fault, no blame, no list of shortcomings, broken promises, or unrealized dreams, no litany of annoying habits, no explanations, no defense - just two words; irreconcilable differences. No long-drawn-out court battle and big legal bills. No mudslinging or blame-gaming. We’d done enough of that in the preceding years and realized that accomplished nothing except deepening the rift in our relationship, and making others who loved us uncomfortable. Once we accepted that our marriage was no longer providing each of us what we wanted for who we are now, we could move forward as people who still cared about each other. We drew up our own settlement terms, consulted with CPAs and employed a mediation lawyer to file the court documents. We accomplished this in weeks, respectfully and co-operatively. Divorce is on the rise in my generation.  Stay tuned over the next few weeks and months as I share from my experience of ‘conscious uncoupling’ and the many facets of change that lead into and through divorce. REFERENCES:  "Gray divorce," also known as "silver splitter" or "diamond divorce," is a term used to refer to the increasing trend of late-in-life divorces. This term first became mainstream in 2004, when  (AARP published a study) on divorce at "midlife and beyond," and is generally used to describe adults aged 50 or older who are going through a separation. In 2015, every  (10 out of 1,000) couples aged 50 and over got divorced, which was double what their divorce rate had been in 1990. And for those over 65, the increase was even higher — it had roughly tripled in 25 years. In fact, while the overall rate of divorce has continually declined since then, the divorce rate of people over 50 is increasing.  Statistically, gray divorce is and continues to be on the rise, and not just in the United States.  (Canada),  (Japan),  (Australia),  (India), and the  (United Kingdom) have reported increases in the last decade as well. ( are older people getting divorced? One soon-to-be-divorced woman told me that she sees her life in chapters. And although she thought her current husband would be part of her life through all of them, she now wants to do some of the writing on her own, and perhaps, one day, with another partner. She means no harm to her husband, and wants to free him up to find true happiness in his next chapters as well. Couples aren't simply "drifting apart" over time anymore. One or both people in the marriage are making an overt choice to change course for the time they have left. And recognizing that life is short and precious, one or both partners choose what they feel is the most fulfilling path. They tend to believe that, if a marriage is not...
Unpacking Change | LAYC40
06-10-2021
Unpacking Change | LAYC40
How many boxes do you need to pack to move on with your life? How much baggage will you drag forward with you, ensuring the unresolved issues, disappointments, and regrets from your past take up space in your future? Listen in to find out what sparks joy for you now and how to ignite more! Not sure?  Answer the questions and journal with my Change Decoded System and increase your clarity. Join me for a guided audio tutorial about how to use and maximize the system. (Download the PDF) and share it generously. EXTRA! EXTRA! Our series about #CHANGE began with (Episode 35, “Driving Change”) and continued (Episode 37 “Change Decoded”) and continued (Episode 38 “Change Your Mind”) and recently added (Episode 39 “Grieving Change”)   About the Host: Isabel Banerjee - Your Next Business Strategist and Transformation Catalyst Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic, and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander Banerjee cultivated an award-winning, $10 million+ global chemical business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms. Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate & nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning and talents for helping others maximize their potential. An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to foll0ow her example of thriving against the odds. With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor, and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence. Founder of the Lift As You Climb Movement ( (www.facebook.com/groups/liftasyouclimbmovement)) and Chief Encore Officer, The Encore Catalyst ( (www.theencorecatalyst.com)) – an accelerator for feminine wisdom, influence, and impact. also Author & Speaker ‘Who Am I Now? – Feminine Wisdom Unmasked Uncensored’ ( (www.IsabelBanerjee.com)) LinkedIn: (www.linkedin.com/in/isabelalexanderbanerjee/) Thank You for Listening! It means so much that you listened to this podcast! If you know of anyone else who might find this show valuable or entertaining, please share it on your favorite social media platform. If you have questions about this episode, please send me an email at Hello@TheEncoreCatalyst.com Subscribe to the Podcast If you wish to receive automatic notifications as new podcast episodes are made available, please subscribe to the podcast app on your mobile device.   Leave a Review Every bit of feedback offered to help make this a value-packed part of your week is appreciated.   Ratings and reviews from listeners are used to improve the podcasts. They also help others find this series in their podcast app... So reviews are very much appreciated! FULL Transcript: LAYC40 - Unpacking Change Isabel: Welcome everyone. I'm glad you're here again as we continue to talk about the theme... Change. It happens to all of us, whether we want it or not, but being in the driver's seat on change... As I shared in our earlier episode, *Driving Change...* And working through difficult changes, as I talked about in Change Decoded... Is part of this peeling back of the layers and complexity of change. Even Grieving Change, as we talked about last week. Today, my topic is Unpacking...
Grieving Change | LAYC39
29-09-2021
Grieving Change | LAYC39
Eyes wide shut. I refused to acknowledge the change that was coming at me like a freight train. I refused to take responsibility for my part in this change. I lied to myself that everything was just fine. Just a rough patch. Just temporary relationship growing pains. Not my idea. Not my choice. Not the right timing. Not the future I planned. Not the story I told myself. When change is thrust on you, you may react like a drowning woman, fighting, flailing, struggling to breathe between the gasps and sobs. It’s terrifying, dark, and cold. It feels like death. Been there, done that.  Flailed and floundered, and at times, grabbing on to others, pulling them under with me. But finally, I realized I didn’t want to die or make others suffer through my tempest, and I stopped flailing. Strap on your life preserver and listen in as I share how I made it through the rough weather of being dumped by the man I loved, and how I became the storm. And while you are ‘weather-watching’, throw out a lifeline to friends who have been swamped by unwelcome, unhappy change and bring a little sunshine back to their lives. Share this episode – you may save a life! #SharingIsCaring Read more at (www.WhoAmINowBook.com) Transformation Decoded: Grief Is Not Just About Death Feminine Wisdom Exchange: Disenfranchised Grief With gratitude to #changemaker, Gina Pollard, Certified Grief Counselor ( EXTRA! Our series about #CHANGE began with Episode 35, “Driving Change” and continued Episode 37 “Change Decoded” and continued Episode 38 “Change Your Mind” - BONUS: If you are ready to take the next steps in your transformation and reinvention journey, a fabulous free resource awaits you at: (www.MYENCORE.ME) About the Host: Isabel Banerjee - Your Next Business Strategist and Transformation Catalyst   Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic, and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander Banerjee cultivated an award-winning, $10 million+ global chemical business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms.   Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate & nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning and talents for helping others maximize their potential. An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to follow her example of thriving against the odds.   With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor, and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence.   Founder of the Lift As You Climb Movement ( (www.facebook.com/groups/liftasyouclimbmovement)) and Chief Encore Officer, The Encore Catalyst ( (www.theencorecatalyst.com)) – an accelerator for feminine wisdom, influence, and impact. also Author & Speaker ‘Who Am I Now? – Feminine Wisdom Unmasked Uncensored’ ( (www.IsabelBanerjee.com)) LinkedIn: (www.linkedin.com/in/isabelalexanderbanerjee/)   Thank You for Listening! It means so much that you listened to this podcast! If you know of anyone else who might find this show valuable or entertaining, please share it on your favorite social media platform. If you have questions about this episode, please send me an email at Hello@TheEncoreCatalyst.com   Subscribe to the Podcast If you wish to receive automatic notifications as new podcast episodes are made available, please subscribe to the podcast app on your mobile device.   Leave a Review Every bit...
Change Your Mind | LAYC38
22-09-2021
Change Your Mind | LAYC38
CHANGE YOUR MIND Change Your Mind. Change Your Future. Change Your Attitude. Change Your Relationship. Change Your Relationship With Your Self. Change Your Paradigm. As women, we've been teased about changing our minds as easily as changing our hair color. The inference is, of course, that we make changes too easily, too often. I know this is not true. More often, we stay stuck with a choice, made with different expectations that are not or no longer realized. Change can be good.  Change can be necessary.  Change can be lifesaving - literally. If you are struggling to make a decision about change, try my (CHANGE DECODED SYSTEM).  It may help you find some clarity - one choice, one step, one day at a time. Share this podcast and the (Change Decoded System) with a loved one or friend. You might be the change that someone else needs right now. EXTRA! EXTRA! Our series about #CHANGE began with Episode 35, “Driving Change” - ( continued Episode 37 “Change Decoded” - ( you are ready to take the next steps in your transformation and reinvention journey, a fabulous free resource awaits you at: (www.MYENCORE.ME)   About the Host: Isabel Banerjee - Your Next Business Strategist and Transformation Catalyst   Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic, and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander Banerjee cultivated an award-winning, $10 million+ global chemical business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms.   Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate & nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning and talents for helping others maximize their potential. An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to foll0ow her example of thriving against the odds. With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor, and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence.   Founder of the Lift As You Climb Movement ( (www.facebook.com/groups/liftasyouclimbmovement)) and Chief Encore Officer, The Encore Catalyst ( (www.theencorecatalyst.com)) – an accelerator for feminine wisdom, influence, and impact. also Author & Speaker ‘Who Am I Now? – Feminine Wisdom Unmasked Uncensored’ ( (www.IsabelBanerjee.com)) LinkedIn: (www.linkedin.com/in/isabelalexanderbanerjee/)   Thank You for Listening! It means so much that you listened to this podcast! If you know of anyone else who might find this show valuable or entertaining, please share it on your favorite social media platform. If you have questions about this episode, please send me an email at Hello@TheEncoreCatalyst.com   Subscribe to the Podcast If you wish to receive automatic notifications as new podcast episodes are made available, please subscribe to the podcast app on your mobile device.   Leave a Review Every bit of feedback offered to help make this a value-packed part of your week is appreciated.   Ratings and reviews from listeners are used to improve the podcasts. They also help others find this series in their podcast ‘App’ so reviews are very much...
Change Decoded | LAYC37
11-09-2021
Change Decoded | LAYC37
Change Decoded – My System for Difficult DecisionsOften even when our circumstances, and our gut, tell us it is time, even absolutely necessary, to make a change, we struggle to make the decision and act on it.  I developed a system to help me download and declutter all the confusion and fear; “false emotions appearing real”, and confidently make the choice that served me best. The Change Decoded System works for personal and business choice analysis.  As an entrepreneur, I have used it many times over decades. It literally is a game changer! As an evolutionary woman; this system has been a life saver! Join me for a guided audio tutorial about how to use and maximize the system. (Sign Up HERE) for the Change Decoded System PDF. If you have a friend struggling with a decision right now, tell them about this free tool. You might be the change that someone else needs right now.  EXTRA! EXTRA! Our series about #CHANGE began with Episode 35, (“Driving Change”) so take the wheel and enjoy that episode too! Cosmic cameo appearance from #KevinCostner – find out the secret connection that #FieldOfDreams star and I share! EXTRA BONUS: If you are ready to take the next steps in your transformation and reinvention journey. Start with taking stock of your awesomeness! (www.MYENCORE.ME)   About the Host: Isabel Banerjee - Your Next Business Strategist and Transformation Catalyst Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic, and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander Banerjee cultivated an award-winning, $10 million+ global chemical business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms. Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate & nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning and talents for helping others maximize their potential. An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to foll0ow her example of thriving against the odds. With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor, and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence.   Founder of the Lift As You Climb Movement ( (www.facebook.com/groups/liftasyouclimbmovement)) and Chief Encore Officer, The Encore Catalyst ( (www.theencorecatalyst.com)) – an accelerator for feminine wisdom, influence, and impact. also Author & Speaker ‘Who Am I Now? – Feminine Wisdom Unmasked Uncensored’ ( (www.IsabelBanerjee.com)) LinkedIn: (www.linkedin.com/in/isabelalexanderbanerjee/)   Thank You for Listening! It means so much that you listened to this podcast! If you know of anyone else who might find this show valuable or entertaining, please share it on your favorite social media platform. If you have questions about this episode, please send me an email at Hello@TheEncoreCatalyst.com Subscribe to the Podcast If you wish to receive automatic notifications as new podcast episodes are made available, please subscribe to the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave a Review Every bit of feedback offered to help make this a value-packed part of your week is appreciated.   Ratings and reviews from listeners are used to improve the podcasts. They also help others find this series in their podcast ‘App’ so reviews are very much appreciated!
Driving Change on a Road Trip | LAYC35
01-09-2021
Driving Change on a Road Trip | LAYC35
If your nose is pressed to the glass, it’s impossible to see much, and at best, you have a distorted picture of your reality.  You might even end up cross-eyed! With a myopic or shortsighted view of your life, you literally cannot see the forest for the trees or anything else clearly. But, if you allow yourself to step back, or, in this analogy, sit back in the driver’s seat of your life, get behind the wheel and head out on a road trip, you will be amazed how much clarity you’ll gain. Rather than trying to figure out who you are, and what you truly desire by looking through a tiny aperture, put some distance between you and your spaghetti brain, cue up an uplifting playlist and drive! Eyes forward, hands on the wheel, mind open! Let the miles untangle the mess of stress, distractions, and chaos that keep you from visualizing the route to the future you want. Shift gears from a scarcity mindset to an abundance mindset. Accelerate your imagination, and like the breeze through your hair, let the winds blow away self-doubt, self-criticism, and limiting beliefs. Steve Jobs said “. . . you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” On a recent road trip, I was reminded once again the white lines on highways are my dots.  I trust they are connecting in my future even though I cannot yet see around that corner. But, without a doubt, I know the dots can only connect if I keep moving forward. If I stop, the trail stops, and I’m left sitting at the curb regretting a journey that I didn’t have the courage to begin. Please join me and my guests in this series about #CHANGE.Over the next few weeks, we’ll navigate the winding curves of lives in transition, and how to find our way to the next level of evolution. We will share how we continue to evolve, become more of ourselves, and increase our capacity to trailblaze, mentor and Lift As We Climb. EXTRA! EXTRA!Cosmic cameo appearance from #KevinCostner – find out the secret connection that #FieldOfDreams star and I share! And check out his latest venture: #RoadTrip App; (www.HearHere.com)  Don’t leave home without us! BONUS:Download a free PDF of the chapter (“I’ve Never Been This Me Before” )and find out what #MorganFreeman said in my head that changed my life and continues to evolutionary day! OR treat yourself to a #RoadTrip and a #GoodBook and purchase (www.WhoAmINowBook.com) and read the whole story about #WomanhoodWonderland and enjoying the journey!     About the Host:Isabel Banerjee - Your Next Business Strategist and Transformation Catalyst Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic, and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander Banerjee cultivated an award-winning, $10 million+ global chemical business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms. Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate & nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning and talents for helping others maximize their potential. An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to foll0ow her example of thriving against the odds. With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor, and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence. Founder of the Lift As You Climb Movement ( (www.facebook.com/groups/liftasyouclimbmovement)) and
Womanhood Wonderland - Remastered | LAYC34
25-08-2021
Womanhood Wonderland - Remastered | LAYC34
Alice in Wonderland isn’t the only one having trouble fitting into her circumstances and environment frequently. As a woman, evolving, transforming, and growing to fit the part for my next stage of life, business idea, personal reinvention or relationship change, I think I could write a sequel to Lewis Carroll’s story and title it “Womanhood Wonderland”. My story isn’t finished so I hope you’ll stay in touch to see how I turn out! I’d like to hear your stories about the adventures you’ve had as you embraced transformation! About the Host: Isabel Banerjee Your Next Business Strategist and Transformation Catalyst Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic, and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander Banerjee cultivated an award-winning, $10 million+ global chemical business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms. Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate & nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning and talents for helping others maximize their potential. An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to follow her example of thriving against the odds. With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor, and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence. Founder of the Lift As You Climb Movement ( (www.facebook.com/groups/liftasyouclimbmovement)) and Chief Encore Officer, The Encore Catalyst ( (www.theencorecatalyst.com)) – an accelerator for feminine wisdom, influence, and impact. also Author & Speaker ‘Who Am I Now? – Feminine Wisdom Unmasked Uncensored’ ( (www.IsabelBanerjee.com)) LinkedIn: (www.linkedin.com/in/isabelalexanderbanerjee/)   Thank You for Listening! It means so much that you listened to this podcast! If you know of anyone else who might find this show valuable or entertaining, please share it on your favorite social media platform. If you have questions about this episode, please send me an email at Hello@TheEncoreCatalyst.com Subscribe to the Podcast If you wish to receive automatic notifications as new podcast episodes are made available, please subscribe to the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave a Review Every bit of feedback offered to help make this a value-packed part of your week is appreciated.   Ratings and reviews from listeners are used to improve the podcasts. They also help others find this series in their podcast ‘App’ so reviews are very much appreciated!
Expiry Date - Remastered | LAYC33
18-08-2021
Expiry Date - Remastered | LAYC33
What is your expiry date? Seriously! Isn't that how society has planned it for us as women in our sixties and beyond, when we reach the “a certain age” stage, we are supposed to just go gently into that sweet night of obsolescence. What is our purpose now? What will we do to feel valued, create value or receive value for what we offer? Ready to change the paradigm? Join me and millions of baby boomers that are discovering this may be the best time of our lives! About the Host: Isabel Banerjee Your Next Business Strategist and Transformation Catalyst Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic, and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander Banerjee cultivated an award-winning, $10 million+ global chemical business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms. Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate & nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning and talents for helping others maximize their potential. An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to follow her example of thriving against the odds. With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor, and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence.   Founder of the Lift As You Climb Movement ( (www.facebook.com/groups/liftasyouclimbmovement)) and Chief Encore Officer, The Encore Catalyst ( (www.theencorecatalyst.com)) – an accelerator for feminine wisdom, influence, and impact. also Author & Speaker ‘Who Am I Now?: Feminine Wisdom - Unmasked Uncensored’( (www.IsabelBanerjee.com)) LinkedIn: (www.linkedin.com/in/isabelalexanderbanerjee/) Thank You for Listening! It means so much that you listened to this podcast! If you know of anyone else who might find this show valuable or entertaining, please share it on your favorite social media platform. If you have questions about this episode, please send me an email at Hello@TheEncoreCatalyst.com Subscribe to the Podcast If you wish to receive automatic notifications as new podcast episodes are made available, please subscribe to the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave a Review Every bit of feedback offered to help make this a value-packed part of your week is appreciated.   Ratings and reviews from listeners are used to improve the podcasts. They also help others find this series in their podcast ‘App’ so reviews are very much appreciated! FULL Transcript: Expiry Date - RemasteredIsabel: What's your expiry date? Yeah, like seriously... Isn't that how society has planned it for us? That we're going to reach a certain age... A stage... Expiry date... Where... We're supposed to just go gently into that sweet night, of obsolescence. As a woman in your 60s, or 70s... A retirement... A family raised... Mortgage paid off... Career... The last hurrah... and... You're just supposed to expire, without an odour of course... Because... What value would we have?... At this age, in our life? Well, that maybe sounds a little dramatic and harsh... But, it's kind of the stereotype, or the programming, that I was raised with... And didn't think much beyond that. And I confess... I was as guilty as the next person, judging me... That I judged older women. As I was growing up... As I was maturing... To be, unnecessary, unimpactful, sometimes inconvenient... Or sometimes just convenient... Because they were there... They were steady, and they were available for babysitting and asking quick questions. I wrote an article sometime back... Just about that.. About... Is there a point of...
The Essence of Lift As You Climb - The 5 "E" Themes | LAYC31
04-08-2021
The Essence of Lift As You Climb - The 5 "E" Themes | LAYC31
The original recording and release of this episode took place in March, 2021. Now merely 4 months later... So much has changed and happened, that I felt it was time to re release this episode for you. Additionally, technology has provided us with better tools to improve. So we're updating this entire episode. This also gives me an opportunity to update you on the reason for this podcast...  The inspiration behind it, and an explanation on the 5 themes that are constant throughout the episodes that will follow.  You already know that the podcast is called the Lift As You Climb Podcast. It was inspired by the Lift As You Climb Movement, which is a Facebook Group that I hope you will join. Enjoy this episode, please...  If you find something of value in this, if it resonates with you, or if you feel that it might resonate with a friend or lift them up.  Share this podcast. And always, I encourage you to come into the Facebook Group...  Lift As You Climb Movement, and share your ideas and suggestions for other topics.  Have an epic life! About the Host: Isabel Banerjee Your Next Business Strategist and Transformation Catalyst   Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic, and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander Banerjee cultivated an award-winning, $10 million+ global chemical business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms.   Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate & nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning and talents for helping others maximize their potential. An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to follow her example of thriving against the odds.   With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor, and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence.   Founder of the Lift As You Climb Movement ( (www.facebook.com/groups/liftasyouclimbmovement)) and Chief Encore Officer, The Encore Catalyst ( (www.theencorecatalyst.com)) – an accelerator for feminine wisdom, influence, and impact. also Author & Speaker ‘Who Am I Now? – Feminine Wisdom Unmasked Uncensored’ ( (www.IsabelBanerjee.com)) LinkedIn: (www.linkedin.com/in/isabelalexanderbanerjee/)   Thank You for Listening! It means so much that you listened to this podcast! If you know of anyone else who might find this show valuable or entertaining, please share it on your favorite social media platform. If you have questions about this episode, please send me an email at Hello@TheEncoreCatalyst.com   Subscribe to the Podcast If you wish to receive automatic notifications as new podcast episodes are made available, please subscribe to the podcast app on your mobile device.   Leave a Review Every bit of feedback offered to help make this a value-packed part of your week is appreciated.   Ratings and reviews from listeners are used to improve the podcasts. They also help others find this series in their podcast ‘App’ so reviews are very much appreciated!
Stuck In The MUCK | LAYC30
28-07-2021
Stuck In The MUCK | LAYC30
Stuck In The Muck Here I grow again! But not without resistance and getting a little dirty.   In this episode, I come clean about how it feels to resist the urge to struggle against fear, frustration, and the imposter syndrome.  I share some tools and techniques to reassure our monkey-minds, and slowly extricate ourselves from the psychological muck and move on gracefully.  My recent practice of The Morning Pages from (Julia Cameron’s The Artist's Way) has stirred up some shit for me. I no longer need Tarzan to swing by and yank me out of the emotional pit I’ve fallen in. Learn how my special Mastermind group is a lifeline and excavating my subconscious is an essential part of my rescue.   Quote: “ . .  . You're not stuck. You're just committed to certain patterns of behavior because they helped you in the past. Change the formula to get a different result.” ~Emily Maroutian   Bonus: (Transformation Decoded YouTube Channel) (Episode 12 - Stuck in the Muck) Summary/bullet points of advice “When I feel stuck, I typically ask myself a few questions. What am I avoiding? Why am I avoiding it? And what's it, what's it based around. Is it a story from the past that I've made up or maybe experienced and haven't let go of yet?” ~Jackie Ulmer, Street Smart Wealth   “. . . the word that comes up for me, in that, is this uncomfortable. And I think we're uncomfortable with being uncomfortable. And so muck is kind of dirty. It feels like something we're supposed to avoid. Part of life is muck and you just have to be in it sometimes in order to get out of it,” ~Lee Woodward, Woman In Disguise   RESOURCES: (  About the Host: Isabel Banerjee Your Next Business Strategist and Transformation Catalyst Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic, and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander Banerjee cultivated an award-winning, $10 million+ global chemical business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms.   Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate & nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning and talents for helping others maximize their potential. An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to follow her example of thriving against the odds.   With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor, and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence.   Founder of the Lift As You Climb Movement ( (www.facebook.com/groups/liftasyouclimbmovement)) and Chief Encore Officer, The Encore Catalyst ( (www.theencorecatalyst.com)) – an accelerator for feminine wisdom, influence, and impact. also Author & Speaker ‘Who Am I Now? – Feminine Wisdom Unmasked Uncensored’ ( (www.IsabelBanerjee.com)) LinkedIn: (www.linkedin.com/in/isabelalexanderbanerjee/)   Thank You for Listening! It means so much that you listened to this podcast! If you know of anyone else who might find this show valuable or entertaining, please share it on your favorite social media platform. If you have questions about this episode, please send me an email at Hello@TheEncoreCatalyst.com   Subscribe to the Podcast If you wish to receive automatic notifications as new podcast episodes are made available, please subscribe to the podcast app on your mobile...
ROCK YOUR AGE with Ashton Applewhite | LAYC29
21-07-2021
ROCK YOUR AGE with Ashton Applewhite | LAYC29
When are we too old or too young, or when it is too late or too soon, to change our perceptions, expectations, and attitudes about aging? When are we the right age to embrace that aging is an achievement and a benefit to society? My guest today explains how ageism is “stereotyping and discrimination on the basis of a person’s age. We experience it any time someone assumes that we’re “too old” for something—a task, a haircut, a relationship—instead of finding out who we are and what we’re capable of. . .”  from the blog: ( Applewhite is the author of (This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism ) An internationally recognized expert on ageism, she speaks widely at venues that have included the TED mainstage and the United Nations, has written for Harper’s, the Guardian, and the New York Times, and is the voice of (Yo, Is This Ageist?) and a co-founder of the (Old School Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse).  Ashton is a leading spokesperson for the emerging movement to raise awareness of ageism and to dismantle it.             An internationally recognized expert on ageism, she speaks widely at venues that have included the TED mainstage and the United Nations, has written for Harper’s, the Guardian, and the New York Times, and is the voice of Yo, Is This Ageist? and a co-founder of the Old School Anti-Ageism Clearinghouse. Ashton is a leading spokesperson for the emerging movement to raise awareness of ageism and to dismantle it. Bonus: TedTalk - (Let's end ageism | Ashton Applewhite ) Old School is a clearinghouse of free and carefully vetted resources to educate people about  (ageism) and help dismantle it. You’ll find blogs, books, articles, videos, speakers, and other tools (workshops, handouts, curricula etc.) that are accessible to the general public. Our goal is to help catalyze a movement to make ageism (discrimination on the basis of age) as unacceptable as any other kind of prejudice. (  About our Guest: Ashton Applewhite is the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism and a spokesperson for a movement to mobilize against discrimination, on the basis of age.  In 2016, she joined the PBS site Next Avenue’s annual list of 50 Influencers in Aging as their Influencer of the Year. Applewhite has been recognized by The New York Times, National Public Radio, the New Yorker, and the American Society on Aging as an expert on ageism.  Ashton blogs at ThisChairRocks.com, and has written for Harper’s, the Guardian, and The New York Times.  She has been named as a Fellow by the Knight Foundation, The New York Times, Yale Law School, and the Royal Society for the Arts.  In 2015 she was included in a list of 100 inspiring women who are committed to social change. Applewhite is also the author of Cutting Loose: Why Women Who End Their Marriages Do So Well and other books.  Under the pseudonym Blanche Knott, she wrote the Truly Tasteless Jokes series, the first volume of which was the best-selling mass-market book of 1983, and was the first woman to have four books on The New York Times best-seller list.  Applewhite's memoir, "Being Blanche" was published in Harper's Magazine in June 2011.   Twitter: (Ashton Applewhite (@thischairrocks)) Facebook: (www.facebook.com/ThisChairRocks) Instagram: (www.instagram.com/thischairrocks) RESOURCES: Episode 26 – We Fix You Industries
Kissing a Beautiful Future Hello with Jenn Harper | LAYC28
14-07-2021
Kissing a Beautiful Future Hello with Jenn Harper | LAYC28
More than just lip service to Indigenous BeautyJennifer Harper, edgy girl, alcoholic transformed to CEO change maker, exemplifies Lifting As You Climb, and tireless building of success ladders for many, along her own journey of healing and personal recovery. She grew up disconnected from her indigenous roots and unaware how generational transfer of trauma adversely affected her and millions of others. Jennifer inherited a legacy from the horrific history of residential schools, unhealed wounds, and trauma that native families endured during and beyond colonization. A dream, an awakening, and a vision to make a difference for others are part of the tender yet uplifting conversations I have with this fiercely dedicated young woman. Just a few short years ago, Jennifer Harper did the unthinkable.  She said ‘No Thank You’ and kissed an offer of $125,000 from a Dragon’s Den celebrity Goodbye! Cheekbone Beauty was inspired by Jenn’s dream of children joyful and happy adorned with lip gloss. No matter how ambitious her start-up goals, Ms. Harper refused to seal the deal with a kiss that smudged her vision, and she walked. She kept on walking towards her goal of creating a billion cosmetics brand while donating 10 percent of profits to Shannen’s Dream, which advocates for education funding for First Nations children. Flare.com shared a quote from Ms. Harper: “The reason we exist, our North Star, is the Indigenous youth. We want to make [Cheekbone] so big that no Indigenous kid will ever question their beauty or their worth ever again in the world.” “I really want to be the first Indigenous woman to create a $1 billion beauty brand,” she continues. “For [young people] to see that one of their people can do that makes it attainable for them. When you have someone, who’s done that and you’ve seen it, then you know it’s possible for you. That’s always been the mission.” Read more: NewsWire June 3, 2021 TORONTO, June 3, 2021 /CNW/ - This June, Sephora Canada reveals its first-ever National Indigenous History Month Campaign, to amplify the voices of Indigenous Peoples in Canada , while paying homage to their knowledge, wisdom, diverse strengths, and teachings. The next evolution of Sephora Canada's We Belong to Something Beautiful brand platform, the campaign is rooted in celebrating diversity and highlighting local Canadian collaborators' authentic untold stories. Sephora Canada is also proud to announce that local Indigenous beauty brand, Cheekbone Beauty, will be launching on Sephora.ca in the next year. This announcement comes shortly after the retailer made a new Canadian commitment to the Fifteen Percent Pledge to dedicate 25 per cent of its brand offering to BIPOC-owned brands by 2026. Canadians are invited to follow  (@SephoraCanada )to see additional Indigenous stories unfold throughout the month of June. Further details about Sephora Canada's ongoing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion journey are available at  (Sephora.com) See (Press Release for more).   About our Guest: An award-winning social entrepreneur, Jenn Harper is the founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics INC. Cheekbone Beauty is a digitally native direct to consumer brand that is helping Indigenous youth see themselves in a beauty brand while using the concept of Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) in the brands ethos and in developing products. Cheekbone Beauty’s mission is to help every Indigenous youth see and feel their enormous value in the world while creating sustainable colour cosmetics. In addition to Cheekbone Beauty’s mission, she strives to educate as many people as possible about the...
Once Upon a Time | LAYC27
07-07-2021
Once Upon a Time | LAYC27
The expression ‘Once Upon a Time’ may conjure up thoughts of a time when things were different, perhaps better, or at least simpler.  Generally, these are times fondly or romantically remembered but not always. Once Upon a Time suggests a state of suspended history that we can look back on.  We know from stories of childhood bedtimes that there is always a hero or heroine who saves the day and rescues the defenseless. Ultimately and reassuringly, the good guys win. The witch melts, the dragon is slayed, and the kingdom celebrates once again. But wait! Why is the damsel always in distress? Why is she always beautiful but helpless? Why isn’t she riding in on a charging steed to save the day? Why?  Because the stories are fictionalized versions of women’s potential, value and priorities. REWRITE! YOU are both the prisoner in the tower and the protagonist. You save the day, and you rescue you – yes, YOU! You are your knight in shining armor. You are the only one who can write the happy ending. You are the one who decides how you emerge from this year.  It is your privilege and your responsibility to write a new script for the future – the next chapter of your life, a new role, your encore. You may call it a pivot, reinvention, a new direction.  Whatever label you choose, what happens next is up to you.  RESOURCES: Free Download: (www.MyEncore.ME) Reading: ( in or read and share your thoughts with the ( Lift As You Climb) community Facebook Group!   About the Host: Isabel Banerjee - Your Next Business Strategist and Transformation Catalyst   Dynamic, a self-made entrepreneur who overcame obstacles with an unrelenting positive nature, a farm girl work ethic and a conscious choice to thrive rather than survive, Isabel Alexander Banerjee cultivated an award-winning, $10 million+ global chemical business and grew it from dining room table to international boardrooms. Isabel’s strengths include the ability to initiate & nurture strategic relationships, a love of lifelong learning and talents for helping others maximize their potential. An inspiring speaker within both industry and community, she is a driving force behind those with the courage to foll0ow her example of thriving against the odds. With 50+ years of business experience across diverse industries, Isabel is respected as an advisor, a coach, a mentor and a role model. She believes in sharing collective wisdom and empowering others to economic independence.  Founder of the Lift As You Climb Movement ( (www.facebook.com/groups/liftasyouclimbmovement)) and Chief Encore Officer, The Encore Catalyst ( (www.theencorecatalyst.com)) – an accelerator for feminine wisdom, influence, and impact. also Author & Speaker ‘Who Am I Now? – Feminine Wisdom Unmasked Uncensored’ ( (www.IsabelBanerjee.com)) LinkedIn: ( www.linkedin.com/in/isabelalexanderbanerjee/)   Thank You for Listening! It means so much that you listened to this podcast!  If you know of anyone else who might find this show valuable or entertaining, please share it on your favorite social media platform. If you have questions about this episode, please send me an email at Hello@TheEncoreCatalyst.com Subscribe to the Podcast If you wish to receive automatic notifications as new podcast episodes are made available, please subscribe to the podcast app on your mobile device. Leave a Review Every bit of feedback offered to help make this a value-packed part of your week is appreciated.   Ratings and reviews from listeners are used to improve the podcasts.  They also help others find this series in...