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013: Wisdom from a Female Leader working in a Male Dominated Industry

podcast Oct 11, 2018



We’re talking with Melissa Schwartz, a specialist in white collar crime insurance. She has been working in this male-dominated industry for over twenty years. During our conversation, we’re talking about:

  • Noticing how men are treated differently in the workplace
  • What our Inner Critic says when we’re trying to advance in the workplace
  • Succeeding even when we don’t know what’s next
  • Reinventing and recreating ourselves in the workplace
  • When our Inner Critic says we’re not good enough
  • Finding a way to tune the outside noise out


Connect with Melissa here: [email protected]

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012 Pushing Beyond Our Discomfort to Create a Life We Love

podcast Oct 05, 2018

We’re chatting with fellow coach Suzanne Taylor today about our struggles with our Inner Critics. Suzanne is a Positive Wellbeing Mentor who works with people to live their best life. She works primarily with entrepreneurs to find balance in their lives through nutrition and mindset.

Today, we’re discussing:

  • What we think about our health and how that impacts how we feel
  • The law of attraction and how it impacts our ability to create the life we want
  • Learning to be resilient through practice
  • Turning toward your discomfort instead of running away
  • Choosing the meaning behind what has happened to you
  • Listening to our intuition and our Authentic Self
  • Using aromatherapy to help us overcome our emotional responses to our Inner Critic

Connect with Suzanne:



Instagram: @suzannetaylorlifecoach

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011 Creating Purpose Out of Chaos

podcast Oct 02, 2018

On today’s episode, we’re having a conversation with Allison Goldberg. Alison is a certified life and corporate coach who works with clients from all over the world. My skill is in the ability to help people create a life of balance and love through a process called a whole life strategy. We look at all areas of the client's life and set goals in each area every week and have accountability measures to ensure success.

We’re talking about:

  • The difference between life coaching and therapy
  • Overcoming our past experiences
  • The gift of learning to create structure in our lives
  • The 7 areas of our lives
  • How coaches help us find OUR answers
  • Finding our motivation to grow or get “unstuck”
  • Being an example for the people we want to serve
  • Turning toward our discomfort


Connect with Allison:





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010 Trusting Your Vision

podcast Sep 20, 2018

Today, we’re having a conversation with Theresa Berenato. Theresa is a yoga teacher and massage therapist in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area. She focuses on corporate yoga, teaching 8+ classes a week while helping employees who have stressful jobs and schedules to find time for yoga in the middle of their day.

Today, we’re talking about:

  • The process of figuring out what the “dream job” is...and going for it!
  • Trusting your vision
  • Balancing your Inner Critic and your Authentic Self
  • The importance of therapy and coaching
  • Forgiving yourself when you have an Inner Critic attack
  • Teaching the next generation how to not listen to their Inner Critic


Connect with Theresa


Instagram: @yogi_tulip

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009 Being the Change You Want to See

podcast Sep 17, 2018

We’re absolutely inspired by this week’s guest. Sheri Maracantuono is a certified Reiki master, mindfulness meditation facilitator, life coach and author. Her mission is to inspire, support, and provide healthy tools and boundaries for self-discovery and acceptance, acknowledgment, awareness, and forgiveness to heal and enjoy life.

We’re discussing:

  • What it takes to leave a corporate job to follow your passion
  • How to respond when your Inner Critic says you can’t do it
  • Being able to connect with our Authentic Self so we can take action
  • Parenting from fear (or from our Inner Critic)
  • Overcoming fear and being okay with being ourselves
  • How marriage survives our Inner Critic

Key Takeaways:

“If you can’t show up for yourself, you can’t show up for anybody.”

Connect with Sheri:



Twitter: @LWJbySheri

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008 Giving Yourself Permission to Relax

podcast Sep 11, 2018


Deborah Hurwitz began her career as a composer, conductor and recording artist whose internationally acclaimed projects include Cirque du Soleil, Cyndi Lauper and the Broadway smash hit Jersey Boys. After realizing that she was living a life going from gig to gig, Deborah took a step back and launched a productivity coaching business based on her experiences. She helps people tap into their creativity and help people figure out what they were put on the earth to do.

Today we’re talking about:

  • Finding projects that light you up inside even when they’re messy
  • Overcoming the feeling that we’re never enough
  • Coming to terms with the legacy of our mothers
  • Pushing past perfectionist
  • Striving for excellence vs. never being done
  • Giving yourself permission to relax

Connect with Deborah



Instagram: @maestrahurwitz

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007 Equipping ourselves (and our children) to find courage

parenting podcast Sep 04, 2018


In this episode of the Dethroning Your Inner Critic Podcast, Emily and Joanna are chatting with Cherylanne Skolnicki. Cherylanne is the founder and CEO of Brilliant Balance, a personal development company dedicated to helping high-achieving women have a balanced life while developing a plan to reach their peak potential. Their programs help women develop a blueprint for the life they want, and our community and coaching calls provide guidance and support to build momentum for their personal action plan.


During our discussion, we’re chatting about:

  • What stands between us and our full potential
  • Finding the courage to find our “something more”
  • Understanding our Inner Critic is NOT who we are
  • The most important education we’ll ever give our children
  • Deciding we want something...and going for it


Key Takeaways:

You have to ready to suspend your disbelief that this is possible.

Connect with Cherylanne:

Free rebalancing guide: ...

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A Special Conversation with Tammi Leader Fuller!

podcast Aug 31, 2018

We are absolutely thrilled to be chatting with Tammi Leader Fuller today! Tammi is the founder and Chief Empowerment Officer for Campowerment. Campowerment is designed to equip grown-ups to live life better through life-changing, holistic wellness experiences for women (all wrapped up in playtime). At Campowerment, they infuse their insightful curriculum with amazing thought-leaders into the joy of the childhood summer camp experience.

In today’s episode, we’re chatting about:

  • Transforming how we do life by going back to summer camp
  • The power of disconnecting from tech to get back in touch with ourselves
  • Getting a roadmap for where we’re stuck by playing
  • Creating an environment for employees to thrive by getting a little uncomfortable
  • Listening to what we really want instead of chasing busyness
  • Making our lives different by infusing laughter and play into our day


Key takeaways:

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you’re...

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006 Inviting People Into Your Journey

podcast Aug 28, 2018

Listen to this week's episode here! 

We’re getting real with Rebecca Chalson on today’s episode. Rebecca is a marketing expert and networking concierge who is known for her enthusiasm and passion for helping business professionals grow their circle of influence and support locally through one-on-one consulting, events, masterminds, and workshops. She helps people to look behind the name tag to the strengths of the person you’re meeting at an event.

In this conversation, we’re discussing:

  • Moving to the next level when you’re getting to know someone
  • How the Inner Critic impacts us when we’re out of our comfort zone
  • Inviting people into the journey of dethroning your Inner Critic

Recommended Resources:

You can learn more about Rebecca’s networking resources at or through email at [email protected].

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005 What is the WHY behind what you’re doing?

podcast Aug 21, 2018

Today, Emily and Joanna are chatting with Jennifer Hurvitz, relationship coach and author of the book One Happy Divorce. Her ability to engage clients with her down-to-earth approach gives them a “thinking partner” to get them through the stress of divorce. Jennifer is also a blogger and host of the podcast Doing Divorce Right.

In our conversation with Jennifer, we’re talking about:

  • What we’re able to create when we’re supported
  • Acknowledging our strengths
  • Putting your ego aside during divorce for your kids
  • We parent from our Inner Critic and internalize it
  • Overcoming our instinct to quit when it gets hard
  • Finding the place where we can disconnect from our Inner Critic
  • Separating from our Inner Critic to get closer to our partner

Key Takeaways:


“I tell my kids all the time: I was a quitter. I quit everything when it got hard. I’m not quitting now.”

“We believe our children deserve to be raised in a world where they...

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