When to Leave a Relationship (And: The Art of Letting Go) – with Jana Schuberth

When to Get a Divorce | NextFem Podcast with Tara Padua

Inside this episode Jana Schuberth talks about knowing when to leave a relationship, how one brave change can trigger an avalanche of progress in your life, and the huge misconception that keeps women from peak sexual pleasure. Jana is the founder of Alive in Berlin, a global community and conference series around personal transformation. She…

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Find Joy and Success in Spite of Depression – with Marthe Hagen

Find Joy and Success in Spite of Depression with Marthe Hagen | The NextFem Podcast

In this raw interview, Marthe Hagen talks about coping with depression and finding joy and success in spite of it. She tells the story of her doctor confronting her about her double life, how she made the scary leap out of law and why diagnosing your own health is life or death (even if you…

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Improve Your Sex Life As You Age with Michaela Boehm

Improve Your Sex Life As You Age with Michaela Boehm | The NextFem Podcast

Tara interviews Michaela Boehm, expert on intimacy and sexuality. They explore how business success can hurt your love and sex life and what to do about it, how to attract the kind of man you want, how losing the sexual spark in a relationship can easily be reversed, and whether it’s possible to “age gracefully”. All this and more, inside this episode.

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Authenticity in Public Speaking: You’re Doing It Wrong, Says Patricia Fripp

Authenticity in Public Speaking: You're Doing It Wrong, with Patricia Fripp

In this lively interview, Tara talks to legendary public speaker Patricia Fripp about why everyone gets authenticity in public speaking wrong, why leaders need to stop pandering to young people, and why we miss the big opportunities all around us. A nationally renowned speaker and the first female president of the National Speaker’s Association, Patricia got…

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Personal Branding 101 (Plus: How to Make a Career Transition) with Dorie Clark

Personal Branding 101 (Plus: How to Make a Career Transition) with Dorie Clark - The NextFem Podcast

In this episode, Dorie Clark talks about what personal branding is and why you should care, about why originality is overrated and she explains the power of healthy delusion. She also breaks down the nuts and bolts of how to make a major career transition, and reveals a part of her life where she’s struggling right now. Dorie is an adjunct professor at Duke University’s Fuqua school of business and the author of Reinventing You and Stand Out. Recognized as a “branding expert by the Associated Press, Inc. Magazine and Fortune, Dorie is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, TIME, and Entrepreneur and a speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale, Fidelity, and the World Bank.

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The Self-Help Police Can Shove It: Uncommon Wisdom with Jenny Blake

The Self-Help Police Can Shove It: Uncommon Wisdom with Jenny Blake - The NextFem Podcast

In this candid interview Jenny Blake explains why the personal development police should “shove it” and why loving yourself completely is total B.S. Plus, she explains how to make a major career “pivot”, what you need to know to avoid shiny object syndrome, and much more. Jenny is an author, career and business strategist and international speaker who helps smart people organize their brain, move beyond burnout, and build sustainable, dynamic careers they love. Jenny is the author of the forthcoming book, Pivot: Turn What’s Working for You Into What’s Next (Portfolio/Penguin), as well as her first book Life After College, based on her blog of the same name.

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The NextFem Podcast: Real Talk with Successful Women

The NextFem Podcast | Real-Talk with High-Powered Women | Inspired by TED, NPR, Oprah, Brene Brown

The NextFem Podcast is a show for the high-powered woman who lives in the real world. Join me as I interview female CEOs, bestselling authors and leading entrepreneurs, revealing the more vulnerable side of their paths to success. This show is packed with their stories of struggle and redemption and practical wisdom gained on the journey. What were their low points? How did they overcome? What are their secrets of success? Subscribe to join the conversation today!

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Because Holidays Bring Out the Crazy

Thanksgiving Family Crazy

I used to joke that I have PTSD from Thanksgiving. At its core, Thanksgiving is a time to express gratitude and celebrate the abundance in our lives. Yet often the reality is one of bickering, quiet feuds, and let’s not forget, using pie and wine for some good old fashioned numbing out. I’m going to…

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Sometimes Boring is Better

Being interesting is overrated. Especially at family functions. Have you ever noticed how dinner table conversation at the holidays always centers around the most “interesting” topics? Our family have our best interest at heart. But they often express this love in the form of a thinly veiled inquisition. They say: “Hey Pumpkin, are you still…

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Have a Dating Strategy, but Don’t Play Games

Let’s play a word association game. I say first dates, you say… Awkward Clumsy Unimportant Overrated Interview Hard No chemistry Uncomfortable Getting to a fun and intimate place with someone new is HARD. And for many women, Dating Multiple People is a dark time that drives up some bad behaviors. So let’s talk about a…

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