Secrets of Confident Women Podcast
From Super Shy to Super Confident - with Lauren Yeates

From Super Shy to Super Confident - with Lauren Yeates

September 16, 2021

Join Jodie as she interviews Lauren Yeates - celebrity interviewer, entertainment reporter and the owner of Rave It Up, an Australian-owned platform and podcast that provides Celebrity News, Reviews and Interviews.  

In this great conversation that showcases Lauren’s incredible transformation, Jodie and Lauren discuss: 

- how Lauren began her journey and her business in interviewing celebrities (it all started with her number one Justin Bieber fan club and the Justice Crew); 

- how she went from really caring what other people thought, to growing her confidence to a point where she couldn’t care less; 

- why living within the boundaries of her comfort zone was holding her back, and which event she attended at 15 years old, that changed her life forever; 

- how insights and a-ha moments can propel you forward and change the course of your life in ways you could never imagine; 

- Lauren’s toolbox of techniques to help her break-away from her shy-girl persona and be the confident woman she always wanted to be; 

- the power that social media has over us, and how to create healthier online habits; 

- how she boosts her confidence before a celebrity interview and what she does to make sure she has  prepared the best questions possible; 

- why you need to own, and really feel, ALL your emotions (yes, even the bad ones) if you want to be able to work through them; 

This inspiring interview with a fun and insightful woman will be a great way to get yourself into a really positive headspace, so make sure you don’t miss this one (and don’t forget to share it with all your friends)! 

x Jodie & Anastasia


Connect with Lauren

Facebook: @raveitupshow
Instagram: @raveituptv


Why you ABSOLUTELY must manage your Comparison Syndrome!

Why you ABSOLUTELY must manage your Comparison Syndrome!

September 2, 2021

So, if you’re an Aussie, you’ll know that... in Sydney, we’re well and truly into our 3rd month of continuous lockdown at the time that this episode was recorded. We’re all losing our minds, we’re cleaning out cupboards we didn’t even know we had, and we’re spending waaaay too much time on social media. Which means, we’re opening ourselves up to the horrifying Comparison Syndrome. 

Yep - every time you look at what some else has, is doing, or has achieved and you compare it to what YOU have, are doing or have achieved, you are suffering from Comparison Syndrome.... and it needs to STOP! 

Join Jodie and Anastasia in this episode where they have a really insightful, open and honest conversation about what Comparison Syndrome looks like and what you can do to stop it. 


You’ll learn: 

- what Comparison Syndrome really is, why we ALL suffer from it (yes, you too!) and how it can affect every aspect of our lives; 

- what the opposite of Comparison Syndrome is and why you’re DEFINITELY better off doing that instead; 

- a great story about when Jodie realised she was suffering from Comparison Syndrome, while she was actually lecturing her son about not doing the same thing; 

- why comparing your journey to someone else’s is actually counter-productive, completely demotivating and just a complete waste of time; 

- how badly comparison damages your confidence and why it’s NEVER apples vs apples when you’re comparing yourself to someone else; 

- why you should pretend to be an elite athlete and ALWAYS strive for your own PB; 

- and.... 5 fantastic confidence-building techniques that will help you to stop comparing INSTANTLY! 


This episode WILL help you with lockdown, with social media comparisons and with your life in general, because it will teach you EXACTLY what you need to do to stop comparison and just get on with living your best life possible. 

So, join Jodie and Anastasia and stop Comparison Syndrome once and for all! 


Jodie & Anastasia  x

Making mistakes and ALWAYS having your own back - with health journalist, Casey Beros

Making mistakes and ALWAYS having your own back - with health journalist, Casey Beros

August 19, 2021

What a fun new episode we have for you! 

Join Jodie this week as she interviews health journalist, tv presenter, magazine contributor, mum, parallel-parking champion and author of “The Bad Girl’s Guide to Good Better” - Casey Beros. 

In this funny and colourful interview, Jodie and Casey have a fantastic conversation about: 

- how her curiosity has led her to become a conduit between customers and clinicians, to help people navigate the science-heavy information people often receive when it comes to their health; 

- how she helps people distinguish between opinions and scientific and medical reality, especially in the current climate of social-media led gullibility; 

- why being in someone’s life... and allowing others into your life... is a privilege, and not to be taken lightly; 

- why having nerves before doing something important is CRUCIAL to perform at your best; 

- why she’s terrified about the idea of her life ending too soon and the fact that life is too short to waste any more time carrying around your mistakes; 

- how she incorporates perspective, gratitude and regular reality checks into her day-to-day life because.... the past cannot be re-written, so the best option is to bring your ‘old’ selves with you; 

- research-based data on the number of serious secrets people carry around with them at any given time (this will definitely surprise you); 

- why you need to separate WHAT you’ve done from WHO you are and why it’s futile to worry about worrying; 

- Casey’s take on the 4 A’s of Anxiety (you’ll find theses at @25.45) and how the 3rd A is actually a good one; 

- a great analogy about comparison syndrome and why it’s just like buying a house; 

- Casey’s 2 top tips about how to stop worrying about what other people think; 

- why you might never have the friendships out of Sex & the City, and that’s ok (even scientific research says so).


This really is one of the best conversations EVER with a woman who is her own biggest critic AND fan! And she can teach you why you should be too. 

It’s funny, it’s insightful, it’s raw and it has great energy so make sure you take 46mins out of your time this week, and join Jodie and Casey for a BFF chat that you won’t regret.


Jodie & Anastasia  x


Connect with Casey:
Website -
Instagram - @caseyberos and @thebadgirlsguidetobetter
Facebook - @caseyberostv

Purchase the Book - The Bad Girls Guide To Good


Addiction & Despair to Strength & Confidence - with Angie Chaplin

Addiction & Despair to Strength & Confidence - with Angie Chaplin

August 5, 2021

If you’re looking for a story about courage and confidence through unbelievable adversity to inspire and amaze you, then this week’s episode is for you. 

Angie Chaplin has had a rough run - through despair, addiction, the loss of her job, the death of a close friend and the end of her marriage, there’s not much about pain and suffering that Angie hasn’t recently experienced. But her story is so much more than that. 

Despite the chaos of all her experiences, in addition to moving to a new city, a health crisis, career changes and a failed suicide attempt, Angie prevailed - with a sense of strength and determination that is almost superhuman.

With an amazing achievement of 505 days sober at the time of this episode, Angie has learnt how to turn obstacles into opportunities, and is now the proud founder and owner of Mindful Leadership, an inspiring coaching and consulting practice.

She’s a speaker, a coach and an educator, and in this episode, Jodie and Angie have an eye-opening conversation about: 

- self-awareness and why it’s key to managing isolation; 

- how a loss of self can lead to a series of dangerous, destructive and unhealthy coping mechanisms; 

- why your behaviours should always align with your values, how to achieve this and how forgiveness of yourself will always help you to move forward; 

- how addiction was used to numb the pain and memories, but why it was a pointless exercise every time; 

- why it actually took 5 hospitalisations, a week in intensive care and 2 options from a straight-talking doctor, to realise the absolute severity of the situation; 

- the importance of intentionally and creatively looking for connections and positive influences when trying to heal or manage during challenging times; 

- why you should never be afraid to admit that you’re stuck or overthinking, if you have the right people around you to turn to for feedback, help or guidance; 

- how leadership exists at every level in life and why you don’t need to be a CEO to be a leader - ‘Leadership is everyday people making extraordinary things happen.’ 

- why preparation, self-awareness and surrounding yourself with the right people, are the key elements to maintaining high levels of confidence; 

- why identifying, acknowledging and owning feelings of negative thinking and self-doubt, will always help you work through them, if you want to achieve; 

- Angie’s # 1 tip for how to recognise personal addiction and start on the journey towards healing and recovery;


This really is a great conversation with insightful tips from a woman who’s seen it all and has emerged from the despair and darkness, in the most positive, self-aware and confident way. She’s taken back control of her life and turned it into something incredible and happy.  

So, if lockdown or any other life-challenges are testing you at the moment and holding you back from living your best life possible, tune in to this episode and let Angie teach you about the healthy coping mechanisms which took her from addiction and despair.... to strength and confidence!


Jodie & Anastasia  x


Connect with Angie:
Website -


Confidence, Kindness& Empowering our Youth - with Heather Miller

Confidence, Kindness& Empowering our Youth - with Heather Miller

July 22, 2021

What an uplifting and fantastic 60 minutes we have in store for you! This is an hour of your life you’ll want to relive over and over again. 

Join Jodie as she interviews the incredibly vibrant and inspiring Heather Miller - the founder of The Kindness Hub, a social engineer and speaker, 2016’s NSW Local Woman of the Year and SO much more. 

Heather consults for leading universities, has trekked through the Himalayas and has a strong passion for youth development. Her life trajectory changed after meeting an incredible woman on a flight, and her journey started at just 15 years old, when she used her pocket money to create Kindness Postcards for her neighbourhood. And NOW... she’s impacted over 10,000 young people in 20 different countries, at only 26 years old!! 

Join Jodie and Heather for their insightful conversation about: 

- the impact of the tiny little ripples that each individual makes in the world and why she thinks of herself as a volcano (did you know confidence = lava? Find out why (@ 8:15); 

- why choosing to dive into something she’s afraid of, ALWAYS makes her feel most confident; 

- Heather’s 3 hot tips on how to communicate with confidence, to help you listen to understand, not respond (@14:51 - you don’t want to miss these); 

- why you should intuitively listen to your body as much as your mind, when you need help making a decision; 

- how the ‘monkey-see, monkey-do’ mentality applies to parenting teens and why we just need to trust them and give them the autonomy they are craving; 

-  the # 1 MOST asked question by parents during a Q & A session at one of her youth programs (check this out @28:55); 

- why negotiation is SO valuable when communicating with your teen (as opposed to straight disciplinary action) and how it helps to foster a deeper understanding; 

- the power of following the RIGHT hashtags, and how to fill your feed AND your life with all the best feels; 

-  the tear-jerking story @ 38:15, when Heather made a woman at a train station cry. 


Heather really is a kindness warrior, and you’ll feel it yourself as you listen to her speak about what’s important to her, what drives her to spread kindness far and wide, and her mission to make kindness a universal habit (starting with her 4-month Kindness Tour around Australia, funded by YOU). 

This is one of those feel-good episodes jam-packed with SO many great tips, tricks and techniques and the kindness and positive energy oozing through this conversation is infectious. 

Trust us, you DON’T want to miss this... or her funny shark story (and tombstone inscription) starting @46:14 ;) 

x Jodie & Anastasia


Connect with Heather:

Website - The Kindness Hub

Instagram - @thekindnesshub

Is Your Perfectionism Destroying Your Confidence - with Dr Margaret Rutherford

Is Your Perfectionism Destroying Your Confidence - with Dr Margaret Rutherford

July 8, 2021

Join Jodie as she interviews Dr Margaret Rutherford PhD - host of The Self Work podcast, author of the book Perfectly Hidden Depression, and a psychologist with 25 years’ worth of professional experience. 

The need to be (or APPEAR to be) perfect can become a chronic issue for so many women,  so we know you’ll all find this so valuable. Perfectionism often leads to self-criticism, stress, anxiety, fear of failure and can also often be a mask for depression, so if you’ve EVER felt any of these emotions, then THIS is the episode for you. 

In this episode, Jodie and Dr Margaret have an amazingly insightful conversation on perfectionism and how it can affect our confidence. They share funny stories, real-life insights and invaluable information on: 

- how she went from a singer of jingles to a battered womens’ shelter volunteer to a psychologist... in the space of 9 years; 

- a fantastic technique on how to label and manage anxiety, to stop it from crippling you in your day-to-day life; 

- why you need to discover the inherent difference between “the swimmer who is trying to beat her best time in the pool, and the swimmer who constantly has her eye on the next lane, and is wondering if she is going to win.” 

- how constructed or goal oriented perfectionism (aka winning) can be so destructive to our confidence... if we CHOOSE to stay there; 

- why the voices in your head are often NOT your own; 

- why identifying elements of choice and joy in your decisions, is SO crucial to your confidence and your happiness; 

- why learning to say NO can sometimes lead to feelings of shame and guilt, and how to manage this (and understand where it comes from); 

- the connection between the fear of failure and the pursuit of perfectionism; 

- why slip-ups should be considered part of the process, and NOT a failure; 

- the 3 different types of perfectionism, and which one of them is an absolute recipe for disaster; 

- how changing a light bulb can change your life; 

- and SO much more!!! 


We could spend ALL day telling you how great this episode is, OR... you can have a listen and discover it for yourself. 


x Jodie & Anastasia


Connect with Dr Margaret Rutherford:
    Facebook: @drmargaretrutherford

Self-love, positivity and body-image confidence… with Brittany Newman

Self-love, positivity and body-image confidence… with Brittany Newman

June 24, 2021

For something a little different this week, Jodie interviews 18 year old Brittany Newman - a super-confident young woman who made an impact on Jodie and so many others at a recent RiSe Women workshop. 

Brittany is vibrant, proud and adventurous, has moved from beach to beach in her lifetime, is social-media savvy and sets an amazing example for other young women as a curve model - AND she paints on the side. 

Join Jodie and Brittany as they discuss:

- why self-love and confidence are so important during isolation and crisis; 

- how positivity and confidence are so inextricably linked; 

- how self-reflection and self-care give you the break you need to get back into the right mindset; 

- how Brittany used her favourite social media platforms as a forum for inspiration, by following only women who inspired and motivated her; 

- the catalyst that put her on the path of learning to truly love the body she has, that nurtures and supports her; 

- what she learnt from Jodie’s workshop, that led to an amazing realisation... that no-one really cares about the personal flaws that we obsess about;

- why you should always leave positivity behind first, BEFORE you unfollow; 

- how putting your phone down will ALWAYS open your eyes up to the beauty of the world around you. 


Brittany’s youth and insightfulness is fantastic and her amazing sense of self-awareness at such a young age is inspiring to women of all ages. No judgment, no negativity, no pressure and no toxicity - just self-love, positivity and acceptance.

If this is what the women of our future look like, then we’re in good hands. Listen in on this one, and make sure to share it with your all your friends - young, old and everything in between.  ;)


x Jodie & Anastasia


Connect with Brittany at @brittanynewmann

Confidence, Resilience and what it takes to win GOLD - with Paralympian Ellie Cole

Confidence, Resilience and what it takes to win GOLD - with Paralympian Ellie Cole

June 10, 2021

OMG! Star-struck doesn’t even BEGIN to explain how Anastasia was feeling when she was interviewing the incredible, super-fun, award-winning AND gold medal-winning Paralympian Ellie Cole. 

Join Anastasia and Ellie in their amazing conversation, where they discuss: 

- some of the perspective shifts that get her through day-to-day living AND the Paralympics; 

- why preparation and trust are SO important to keeping her confidence levels high; 

- why focusing on the end result is never as important as getting the process right; 

- how she manages the what if’s WAY before they ever happen; 

- the value of consistent small steps and personal ‘check-ins’ when you want to smash your goals; 

- why Ellie LOVED our Secrets of Confident Women Imposter Syndrome podcast episode (yay!) and what she got from it; 

- how she managed crippling self-doubt and negative thoughts at a really crucial time in her career and what she did to lift her confidence base-level; 

- what 0.02 of a second cost her at the Rio Paralympics and how it completely changed her relationship with failure; 

- the skill and value of goal setting - something that Ellie learnt when she was just 8 years old! 

And SOOOO much more! This really is one of our favourites and we know you’ll love it too. 

Inspirational, fun and game-changing - this episode really WILL change the way you think about adversity, life-challenges and confidence-building in general.  

AND... find out who you definitely DON’T want to be chased by in a pool... ;) 

We promise - you don’t want to miss this! And once you’re done, don’t forget to find Ellie on socials and wish her luck for the Tokyo Paralympics. We can’t wait to watch and we know she’ll be AMAZING! 

x Jodie & Anastasia


Connect with Ellie:
Website –
Instagram:  @elliecoleswim 

Broken to Bold - from a failed marriage to a life she loves - with Jen Bowers

Broken to Bold - from a failed marriage to a life she loves - with Jen Bowers

May 27, 2021

Join us for this week’s episode where Jodie interviews Jen Bowers - the champagne-drinking, coffee-addicted, super-funny crazy cat lady - who managed to turn a marriage breakdown and redundancy during Covid, into a life that she fought for and that she’s proud of. 

Jen’s business journey has taken her from graphic-designer to brand strategist to being the founder of the fantastically successful Pink Pom Pom Social, which she created to help people navigate the challenges and complexity of social media. 

Join Jodie and Jen as they discuss:

- how a challenging comment from her ex, drove her to take a life-changing (and super-scary) financial leap, to get what she wanted; 

- the daily mantra she repeats to herself, to remind her of her worth and keep her motivated and strong; 

- the cute and cheerful theme song that makes her happy and puts her in a great mood whenever she needs a pick-me-up; 

- why changing the narrative and choices in your life can make ALL the difference to your confidence; 

- the undeniable power of gratitude, especially in the face of adversity and grief; 

- why you should always bravely jump straight into the DIS-comfort zone, if you want to make game-changing decisions in your life; 

- how to manage the mean-girl in your head, and silence her when she starts to talk rubbish.


Take a journey with Jodie and Jen, where we discover what it takes to go from dark and soul-destroying to beautiful and courageous.

This episode is for anyone who’s been through a break-up, a break-down or a difficult time, and who wants to hear first-hand confidence techniques from a woman who intentionally and powerfully turned her life around.

x Jodie & Anastasia


Jen's Details:

The Confidence to Nail Your Next Interview - with Michelle Rubinstein

The Confidence to Nail Your Next Interview - with Michelle Rubinstein

May 13, 2021

Join us in our latest episode, where Anastasia speaks with Michelle Rubinstein - a confident woman with over 25 years’ experience in sales, marketing, recruitment and leadership expertise. 

Michelle loves helping her clients recruit the absolute best talent for their business. She also loves elevating the profile of women in leadership roles, spending time with her family and a bit of retail therapy every now and then. 

And in this super-interesting and insightful episode, she gives us all her best tips and tricks on how to nail it in your next interview. 

Whether you’re just starting your work-life after completing your studies, changing careers, or getting back into the workforce after a break, these tips will put you in the best possible position to excel in your next interview and project your most confident self. 

Join Anastasia and Michelle as they discuss: 

  • how support from the right people gave her the strength to take an amazing leap of faith;
  • the best tips for how to make the most impactful first impression, from the moment someone reviews your resumé; 
  • why employers LOVE it when you’re absolutely honest about gaps and pivots in your work history;
  • the BEST way to create a succinct and effective resume that will get noticed (YES - you actually get a step-by-step guide!);
  • great practical techniques on how to project your most confident self, in phone and virtual interviews;
  • why you should NEVER say no to an interview or introductory conversation;
  • why employers actually DON’T want you to tick all the boxes; and 
  • Michelle’s 5 hot tips for how to nail your next interview.

This conversation really does have something for everyone - for every woman who’s heading back into the workforce, who wants to know how to project her most confident self and who wants to take her career to the next level.

And make sure to share this episode with all the wonderful women in your life - we ALL need these skills at one point or another, and sharing what we learn gets us all one step closer to our ultimate goal - to make confidence every woman’s new normal. 

x Jodie & Anastasia 

Confidence, Courage and Living an Authentic Life with Sheila V

Confidence, Courage and Living an Authentic Life with Sheila V

April 29, 2021

In this new episode, Jodie speaks with Sheila V, an executive coach, a medium and a spiritual leader, who shares her incredibly inspiring story of transition and transformation. 

Sheila’s birth was literally the fusion of 2 domains - the daughter of a doctor-dad and a psychic medium-mum - which meant she experienced the pull of two diametrically opposed worlds. 

Join us this week to find out all about: 

- how she used the power of great mentors to help her distinguish between the old voices in her head that were keeping her stuck, and the new ones that would propel her forward; 

- how she transformed her limiting beliefs and self-sabotage to a beginners mindset and a need for curiosity when she changed careers; 

- why she strategically had to surround herself with the right people to become the person she really wanted to be; 

- her limiting beliefs around what success looks like and the constant social invalidation of being single, in a world that values the reassurance of marriage; 

- why burn-out, self-sacrifice and perfectionism are some of the biggest issues for women in the corporate sphere, especially when society rewards us for them; 

- how self-love = self-knowledge and why this will help you grow.


This discussion will take you in so many different directions, and help you to discover amazing things about courage, inspiration and living your authentic life. 

One of Sheila’s super-powers is to help others find THEIR super-power, and we know this conversation will help you to discover some of your own super-powers too.

x Jodie & Anastasia


Connect with Sheila
Website -
Facebook - sheila.vijeyarasa
Instagram - sheila_v__
Book orders - Brave - Courageously Live Your Truth

How to STOP Imposter Syndrome from Ruining Your Career!

How to STOP Imposter Syndrome from Ruining Your Career!

April 15, 2021

Here’s the one you’ve all been waiting for - How to STOP Imposter Syndrome from Ruining Your Career! 

Join us in this valuable and insightful episode, where Jodie and Anastasia talk all about the dreaded Imposter Syndrome - what it is, how it can show up for you and what you can do to manage it once and for all. 

In this episode, we dig deep into the core of this issue to discover: 
- why Imposter Syndrome affects SO many people (and women, in particular) - regardless of their age, culture, industry or pay-grade; 

- what it REALLY means when you feel like you’re suffering from Imposter Syndrome; 

- all about Imposter Syndrome’s evil twin ;) 

- the 3 practical and oh-so-simple techniques to banish Imposter Syndrome from your life; 

- why it’s absolutely crucial to fail, if you want to kick Imposter Syndrome’s @ss; 

- how a small shift in your thoughts and words can have a huge impact on the effects of Imposter Syndrome; 

- why social media has a big role to play in the rise of Imposter Syndrome in the world; 

- ...and SO much more!!! 

We really love this episode because it dispels the myths around Imposter Syndrome whilst delving into the reasons WHY we feel it and what we can do to stop it if we ABSOLUTELY want to feel confident, powerful and worthy, both at home and in the workplace. 

So if you’re ready to kick Imposter Syndrome to the kerb once and for all, you won’t want to miss this!


x Jodie & Anastasia

Creating the Confidence to be BRAVE! - with Rose Oakley

Creating the Confidence to be BRAVE! - with Rose Oakley

April 1, 2021

Join us in this fun and inspiring interview where Anastasia speaks with Rose Oakley - a vibrant and passionate young woman, who’s mastered the art of creating the confidence to be brave. 

Rose has needed massive amounts of bravery, time and time again, to make really impressive life changes and in this conversation, she talks to us about: 

- how she’s gotten through the challenging professional and personal times in the past; 

- what techniques she uses to create the confidence to be brave, whenever self-doubt and limiting beliefs start to take over; 

- what she did to rebuild her confidence after moving overseas and then second guessing her decision on the very first day; 

- why she sometimes chooses NOT to trust what she thinks; 

- how she uses self-awareness and an internal check-system to re-frame her thoughts and make courageous decisions; 

- why finding herself a couple of great mentors changed EVERYTHING;  and

- how Imposter Syndrome has affected her in the workplace and what she did to overcome it. 

At such a young age, Rose has learnt lessons that take some of us YEARS to figure out. She's been really intentional about creating a community for herself, who support and encourage her. And with their help, she's become an expert in creating the confidence she needs to be courageous whenever she feels that her confidence levels may be dropping.

If you're on the verge of making some life-changing adjustments in your life, or you just want some real-life practical tips on what it takes to create the courage you need, then this is the episode for you.


x Jodie & Anastasia

Change Your Habits to Change Your Confidence - with Dr Gina Cleo

Change Your Habits to Change Your Confidence - with Dr Gina Cleo

March 18, 2021

What a great episode we have for you this week, on a topic that affects us ALL - how to change your habits for more confidence! 

Join us this week for Jodie’s eye-opening and game-changing conversation with Dr Gina Cleo. 

Dr Cleo has a PhD in Habit Change, is an Assistant Professor at Bond University, holds a Bachelor of Health and Science degree and a Masters of Nutrition and Dietetics. It’s pretty clear she know EXACTLY what she’s talking about when it comes to habits and how we can change them to improve our confidence. 

She’s appeared in over 150 media outlets and owns the Habit Change Institute. And now, she’s joining us to help us understand what our habits are, and how we can change them to increase our confidence and transform our lives. 

Discover : 

- how her work as a dietician showed her that short term goals very rarely lead to ‘sustainable outcomes’; 

- the REAL amount of time it will actually take you to change your habits (don’t believe the myths!); 

- why and how people actually create habits, and what would happen if we didn’t; 

- the 3 key ingredients of a Habit Loop, and what you absolutely MUST do if you want to change a habit you’ve been repeating for years; 

- why discomfort and intentionality are CRUCIAL when you want to change your habits; 

- the balance of intensity and consistency needed to create a new habit; 

This episode is PERFECT for anyone who’s looking to change something in their life but feels like they’re stuck repeating the same old habits and behaviours.... over and over again. These tips WILL help you change your habits and increase your confidence! 

Still working on a New Year resolution? Want to lose weight? Stuck in a rut with business? Want to progress your career? Dr Cleo’s tips can help with it ALL, and so much more! 

Once you understand how habits work and what it takes to change them, you’ll actually be unstoppable! You’ll become someone who learns to recognise bad habits, and has the tools and techniques to change them EVERY TIME. 

This is definitely the episode you don’t want to miss!


Dr Gina Cleo links:
Website – Habit Change Institute
LinkedIn – 
Facebook –  
Instagram –  

Receive 5% discount when you join the Habit Change Practitioner Course by entering code RISEWOMEN5

How to Network with Confidence - with Janine Garner

How to Network with Confidence - with Janine Garner

February 25, 2021

Ok, confident women... we know this is an episode that you’ve all been waiting for because it’s about a topic that affects us ALL... especially in the workplace. 

Networking is all about working the room and doing it confidently. Today’s podcast guest, Janine Garner knows exactly how to do just that! 

Janine’s a best-selling author and a global expert on networking, collaboration, leadership and connection. AND she knows more than most about how to network with confidence! 

Learn about : 

  • what networking is REALLY about and why the power of connection is a game-changer;
  • how she transformed from the shy kid at the back of the class, to the confident woman she wanted to be, by getting out of her own way;
  • how she faked it til she made it, by being brave and using a lack of confidence as a trigger to recognise that she’s on the edge of something amazing;
  • how to remove the sales pitch and shallow transactional feel from a networking event, if you actually want to effectively connect with others;
  • what transformational networking is, and why you ABSOLUTELY need to know how to network in this way;
  • the 4 people you MUST look for and the 3 key things you MUST do, at a networking event;

If you're ready to network with confidence and change the way you connect with colleagues, clients and friends, then you don't want to miss this episode! 

Janine Garner
Website -
LinkedIn -
Facebook - @janinemgarner
Instagram - @janinegarner


5 Best Confidence Tips to Kickstart 2021

5 Best Confidence Tips to Kickstart 2021

February 18, 2021

Are you ready to get stuck into 2021 with motivation, positive energy and some kick-@ss goals? Then we have the podcast episode for YOU! 

Join us on our first episode of the year where we’ll dive into the 5 best confidence building techniques to help you make 2021 your best year yet! 

Want to prepare yourself with great goals, fool-proof strategies and killer confidence techniques to bring it all together and get exactly what you want this year? Then listen to THIS episode! 

Ready to change the Negative Nancy in your head into a pep-talking, pom-pom shaking cheerleader, who’s always got your back (AND helps you keep your self-doubt and fear in check)? Then THIS is the episode for you! 

Need to discover how to have the RIGHT wing-woman by your side, who can always see your potential and knows exactly how to keep you on track with your goals? Then THIS is the episode you don’t want to miss. 

And are you ready to FINALLY live the happy, confident and empowered life you’ve always wanted? Then buckle up, put your own oxygen mask on first and let us show you why it’s SO important to prioritise your own health, happiness and wellbeing for a change. Trust us, it’ll be a win-win situation for EVERYONE! 

This episode is a great snap-shot of some of our BEST confidence techniques, a quick stroll down memory lane as we remind you of some of our favourites from 2020, AND it’ll also give you a sneaky glimpse of all the exciting things to come in the Secrets of Confident Women podcast. 

Thousands of women in over 50 countries around the world CAN’T be wrong. This really is the best podcast BY confident women, FOR confident women and ABOUT confident women, so do yourself (AND your confidence) a favour, and join us for what we KNOW is going to be an amazing year! 


x Jodie & Anastasia

Celebrating the Best of 2020!

Celebrating the Best of 2020!

December 17, 2020

This is IT! This is the ONE! 

If you’re going to listen to any podcast episode this year, make it THIS ONE !!!

Filled with amazing insights, inspiring quotes and all of the BEST moments of the Secrets of Confident Women podcast, this episode is not to be missed. 

It really is the BEST greatest hits compilation you’ll ever listen to and... if you’re like us and you love feeling happy, motivated and positive... then feel free to go back and listen to it over and over again. We did ;) 

We’ve had SO much fun creating this podcast for you in 2020 and we’re so thrilled to bring you all of our favourite and most inspiring moments, IN ONE EPISODE. 

Plus, we want EVERY woman in the world to hear this, so please comment, like, review and subscribe, to help us spread the RiSe Women message - that confidence is available to EVERYONE, if you have the practical techniques you need, to learn, practice and master it. 

AND... don’t forget to share it with all of the other wonder-women in your life who you KNOW would benefit from more confidence, because as we always say... With Confidence, ANYTHING is possible! 

Wishing you a happy Christmas, a fantastic holiday break and all the very best for the coming year. 

We’re so grateful to be a part of such a wonderful group of women and we want to thank each and every one of you, for helping to make this RiSe Women’s BEST YEAR EVER! 

We can’t wait to come back bigger and better than ever in 2021, with even MORE amazing SECRETS OF CONFIDENT WOMEN. 

But til then, always remember... Be YOU! We like her BEST! 

x Jodie & Anastasia


Techniques for Killer Confidence in your Next Presentation - with Shelly Horton

Techniques for Killer Confidence in your Next Presentation - with Shelly Horton

December 10, 2020

Join us this week when Jodie interviews that super-confident and ultra-fun Shelly Horton - journalist, TV presenter, MC and founder of Shellshocked Media. 

If you're in Australia, you'll have seen her on TV, know her from Channel 9, the host of 9Honey's 'He Said/She Said' or on the Married At First Sight's spin-off chat show 'Talking Married'. 

Basically, Shelly helps people find their inner Beyoncé and in this interview, she’s here to give us all her hottest tips when it comes to presenting and building your confidence in front of an audience. 


Join Jodie and Shelly, where you’ll find out all about: 

- how Shelly turned a high-school criticism into a life-long purpose and job description. 

- how she turned Covid-19 into a positive opportunity for herself and her business; 

- why preparation, rehearsal and Shelly’s five P’s are crucial to maintaining her high confidence and energy levels before any sort of presentation. 

- the process she puts her clients through when teaching them how to present

- Shelly’s #1 top-tip for how to speak up effectively. You’ll be able to use this for presentations, meetings, interviews or even just uncomfortable conversations. You’re going to LOVE this! 

- how to turn your inner critic into your biggest cheer-leader... OR just do maths to silence that negative voice ;) 

- why you need to STOP the ‘hate-follows’ on social media, if you want to be your best and most authentic self. 


Shelly really has done it all - entertainment show panelist, crime journalist, gossip columnist, TV show host, presenter, MC and now the owner of Shellshocked Media - an organisation that delivers everything from initial concept creation to post-production and all steps of video production in between. 

One of her dreams is to one day host The Shelly Show (her own personal chat show) and we think she’d be amazing! 

So... if you’re going to click on anything today, make sure it’s the link to this episode.

It’s SO fun, SO inspiring, SO informative and we KNOW you’ll love it! 


x Jodie & Anastasia


Find Shelly at:
Website - 
Instagram - @shellyhorton1
Facebook - @shellyhortonjournalist

Helping Your Teenage Girl become the Confident Woman She’s meant to be! - with Marina Passalaris

Helping Your Teenage Girl become the Confident Woman She’s meant to be! - with Marina Passalaris

December 3, 2020

Mums, this one’s for YOU! 

Anastasia has been looking forward to this conversation ever since her daughter first attended a Beautiful Minds workshop a few years ago. 

This week, Anastasia interviews Marina Passalaris - the founder of Beautiful Minds and an amazingly inspiring and insightful woman. 

Marina starts with a jaw-dropping conversation that she had with her boss 17 years ago, when she was working as a model booker, which inspired her life-long passion and made her realise that she’d been working in an industry that did not support teenage girls or align with her core values. 


Join us in this fantastic episode where Marina and Anastasia discuss: 

- why the fear of judgment can be debilitating for teens, and how limiting social media exposure WILL make all the difference; 

- how giving teens a sense of purpose and an external focus with volunteer initiatives, will boost their confidence and sense of self-belief;  

- what a ‘success identity’ looks like for a teen and why they absolutely MUST believe how much they are loved and needed; 

- the work she’s doing with both Stanford and Harvard Universities around the ‘dopamine fast’ and what this looks like in real life for teen girls; 

- why TEACHING our girls how to be confident isn’t enough; 

- why date nights with your daughters are CRUCIAL to building their confidence. 


This episode is literally jam-packed with the most amazing advice for mums on how to support their daughters to be confident and we KNOW you’ll love it as much as we do. 

And we can’t wait to create part 2 to this conversation, from the inside of a teepee - listen to the end to find out why.


x Jodie & Anastasia


Follow Beautiful Minds at:
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Instagram - @beautifulminds   
Facebook - @beautifulmindsau


Change Your Life and Build Your Confidence Using Fitness Goals - with Melanie Warman

Change Your Life and Build Your Confidence Using Fitness Goals - with Melanie Warman

November 26, 2020

Did you know that increasing your skills with regards to running, can help you with your confidence? 

Join us on this week’s episode where Jodie speaks to Melanie Warman - a Lululemon ambassador and the founder of Boobs on the Run, an organisation which started from a shout-out on a Mum’s Facebook group and has grown to having over 3,000 women join their community and go through their programs. 

Connection, Community and Confidence are her driving principles and Melanie has given so many women the opportunity to build their confidence and achieve their goals. 

In this inspiring episode, find out: 

- the type of holistic approach Melanie takes when it comes to the women in her community; 

- how she uses the power of connection to build her own confidence; 

- why trusting her instincts has helped her to understand what her body and mind are capable of, and how that awareness can increase your confidence; 

- how a 10 week fitness program can completely transform your mindset, through accountability and connectedness; 

- how using the techniques learnt for running, can help you improve your family relationships, counter-act your work stress, combat imposter syndrome and create an overall sense of life-fulfillment. 

Power poses, positive mantras, acknowledging your inner mean girl, power songs, getting into action, accountability, support and encouragement - it’s ALL here in this week’s episode! 

Motivated by her passion and empowered by the diverse and amazing women she connects with, Melanie has created an awesome community that helps women do SO much more than just learning to run. 

So, if you’re needing a bit of a confidence boost to drive your motivation as 2020 starts to wind up, we KNOW this conversation will leave you feeling invigorated and empowered.  

x Jodie & Anastasia


Boobs On The Run

Website - 
Instagram - @boobsontherun
Facebook - @boobsontherunsydney

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