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Feb 23, 2021

What does it mean to be the leader of your own life?

I am lucky to have a total powerhouse, Heather Chauvin, join for an inspirational conversation. She is a leadership coach who helps ambitious, overwhelmed women conquer their fears and become leaders at work and home.

Drawing from her professional experience as a social worker and her life experience raising three boys, Heather created a signature approach to help her clients create and enjoy sustainability, profitability and ease in business and life.

She is the host of the Mom Is In Control Podcast where she reveals her most vulnerable truths about womanhood, marriage, parenting, living through stage 4 cancer and running a successful business without burning out. She is releasing her first book in 2021.

When Heather isn’t busy driving her boys to hockey practice, you can find her curled up on the couch next to her husband, planning their next family adventure.

Heather releases her first book, Dying To Be A Good Mother, in early 2021, and we chat all about it in this episode. We also talk about Heather's cancer journey and what she learned. She dives into how those skills and tools are at play in her work today in how she supports women from all walks of life. We spoke so much about resistance and the value of resistance. Plus, we dive into playing small, overcoming the fear of keeping up with the Joneses, and smashing all of those expectations that are no longer serving us.

In this Episode You’ll Learn: 

  • All about today’s guest, Heather Chauvin [ 1:00 ]
  • The inspiration behind Dying To Be A Good Mother [ 5:00 ]
  • What was happening with Heather during her lymphoma diagnosis [ 8:30 ]
  • About Heather’s journey of healing from cancer [ 13:15 ]
  • The importance of discomfort in order to grow [ 20:00 ]
  • Why we need to challenge our version of success [ 27:45 ]
  • The signs that we are playing small [ 32:10 ]
  • How to push boundaries and be one degree better [ 38:20 ]
  • Why we need to challenge ourselves and TRY [ 41:20 ]
  • What Heather avoided before her cancer diagnosis + how she deals with it now [ 44:50 ]
  • The importance of developing our inner world [ 50:00 ]


Soul Shifting Quotes: 

  • “We can't turn away from it; we have to go through it.”
  • “What we resist will persist and grow bigger.”
  • “We just have to feel the discomfort.”
  • “All behaviors are a language.”
  • “You have to take radical responsibility for your results; everything is under your control.”

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