Join Deb Cummins Stellato for the THINK COURAGEOUSLY PODCAST, where she challenges listeners to think differently about success, pivots, and courage.
Each week, Deb will share stories and insights into igniting energy from within, through conversations aimed at women looking to be the best version of themselves. And each month, a special guest will join her in the conversation.
A lifelong lover of change, and a creator of opportunities, Deb will challenge you to explore your limited thinking on the “C” word … CHANGE.
View the Podcast Schedule and Archives below.
PAIN AND PERSISTENCE:
MY OWN STORY AROUND CHRONIC PAIN
I never wanted pain to be my story. Enthusiastic. Positive. Optimistic. Inspiring. Words that are often used to describe me and my temperament.
There is another side to my story. Persistence and courage in dealing with 10 years of chronic pain in my neck. This is a glimpse into my journey...
LISTENING TO THE SOUND OF MY OWN VOICE
What does it mean to have a voice? How do we use our voice in this chaotic time? What gets in the way of us speaking up and speaking out? What filters pop-up when we courageously use our vocal cords to contribute?
In this episode, I'm talking about our own "voice". Not just the sound, but the emotion that is stirred up inside when we hear ourselves speak.
POWER SUIT. POWER SKIRT. PRESTIGE. PARENTHOOD. PIVOTS. AND POPCORN.
with special guest, Marlene Veloso
"Success now is about the present and being happy with today."- Marlene Veloso | Newark, NJ native. Pivoter. Writer. Daughter of Immigrants.
In this week's episode, Marlene and I talk about the "real" challenges of entrepreneurship, the importance of finding your tribe, building a network of women collaborators, and parenting.
BURSTING MY OWN BUBBLE:
THE BOX. THE BEADS. MY STORY.
Today is June 5th 2020 and I recorded this show yesterday amidst the headlines of a world turned upside down.
I am far from an expert on the topic of diversity, equity, and inclusion, but I felt it was important to share my journey. Hopefully, it will inspire you to shake-up your own box. There has never been a more important time to Think Courageously.
THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT
with Miriam Illions
Miriam Illions was born in Suffern, New York and at the age of 10, moved to Jerusalem with her family. She grew up in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish family where she learned about safety and "playing by the rules." At 17, she found her courage and left all that she knew. In this episode, we talk about her childhood, her spiritual journey, shame, guilt, and the power of unleashing your mane.
ASK THE PODCASTER
OR, WHY DOES DEB THINK SHE'S SO FUNNY?
I did this "Ask The Podcaster" episode simply for fun on my birthday week during a not-so-fun time. You'll learn lots of crazy things about me, thanks to the curious questions of my fabulous followers. I really hope you enjoy this. And if you are smiling...I've had the perfect day!
NASA, THE UNIVERSE, AND RE-THINKING EVERYTHING
with Izolda Trakhtenberg
Born in Moldova, Izolda Trakhtenberg learned leadership and creative thinking skills by living in a war zone. Today, Izolda presents programs that help people live their best lives. In this episide, Izolda and I take an incredible journey into the pillars of success, courage, and pivots.
THE STORIES THAT SUSTAIN US: A TRIBUTE TO MY MOM
On this special Mother's Day edition, I'm sharing the powerful stories that my mom taught me to face life courageously, and the lessons that are foundational to my own mindset.
I'll also share a parable that I recently learned about from one of my own coaches, Alexandra Taketa. It's proven to be such a powerful story for me during this uncertain time. I think it will resonate with you, too.
THE RELATIONSHIP PIVOT
with special guest Brooke Ramsay...The Adventure Goddess
In this episode, Deb and Brooke share an intimate conversation about a tough topic...the relationship pivot.
Equally, at home in the back-country and the boardroom, Brooke Ramsay is an endurance athlete, improviser, and lover of life. She is a Certified Professional Coach, Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner, and a member of the International Coaching Federation.
THE IMPOSTER SYNDROME:
WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN WE SHUT IT DOWN?
In this episode, I explore what the "Imposter Syndrome" is all about and how it rears its ugly head. I share stories I hear from my clients around this phenomenon as well as my own experience with the syndrome.
I also share some powerful tips for combatting that inner voice when it shows up. From positive affirmations to celebrating successes, I talk about finding the courage to get past the messages that hold us back.
FEEDING YOUR SOUL & FINDING COURAGE
with special guest, Rebecca Braitling (Co-Founder, InspiraWork)
Tune in as Rebecca Braitling shares her journey from lawyer to entrepreneur, the story of meeting her "SHERO", Oprah, and the important lesson she learned from that encounter. We talk about how important it is for powerful, successful women to show up and support other women. Coach to coach, friend to friend, this episode is filled with rich "nuggets" around Thinking Courageously.
FINDING COURAGE IN THE TIME OF COVID-19
This episode is all about the power of the pause, as I share my personal stories surrounding this crisis. I talk about my husband's seizure on March 14th, my leap into overactivity in the first weeks of the pandemic, and my "ah-ha's" around my personal need to slow down and create space for myself. Listeners will also learn some practical tips for taking care of the soul during this time.
CLAIMING YOUR COURAGE:
LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER
featuring very special guest, Alli Hoff Kosik
Enjoy this honest and intimate conversation between a mom and her pride and joy! Not only do our voices sound alike, but we have both embraced our own unique definitions of success, courage, and pivots.
THE UNEXPECTED PIVOT:
COVID-19 and Your Energy Mindset
In this episode, I explore how energy awareness shows up during a crisis. I also share my insights into an article by Scott Berinato entitled "That Discomfort Your Feeling is Grief." The grief process and energy awareness align in a powerful way to give meaning to the feelings that many of us are experiencing. This podcast provides listeners with key takeaways on how to find courage in a time of crisis.
HOW DO YOU EAT AN ELEPHANT?
ONE BITE AT A TIME
with special guest, Ellen Oberholtzer Kalinosky
Ellen Oberholtzer Kalinosky is a true superhero. In this episode, Ellen shares her 30-year health journey and what she's learned. And what it means to never give up. Her wisdom is particularly relevant today as we face the coronavirus and a changing world. Ellen is my "shero" and I can't wait for you to find out why.
FINDING YOUR INNER ROAR
Fear, Pain, and Courage
When we think about #thinkingcourageously, it's important to consider the role that fear and pain play in creating a courageous mindset. We fear things that cause us pain. We avoid them... Often times, we step around the fear vs. going through it. As the old adage says "pain is inevitable, suffering is optional." In this episode, I talk about the importance of unleashing the pain and creating the space for courage.
THE PRINCESS OF PIVOTS
What Has Made Me the Master of Professional Pivots
Did you know that women 55 years and over are the fastest-growing segment of the economy? And, that the number of women 5 years out of college making a career shift has nearly doubled? On today's episode, I'll share some of the research out there regarding women and career pivots.
THINKING COURAGEOUSLY ABOUT YOUR MONEY MINDSET with special guest Kathryn Brown
On this week's episode I'm joined by Katie Brown from Morton Brown Family Wealth. Our conversation focuses on the 3 Think Courageously Pillars; success, courage, and pivots. We talk about confident serenity, her fear of public speaking, her battle with breast cancer and running the Boston Marathon. It's an inspiring conversation about courage, "Sheroes" and self-judgment.
THE POWER OF PERSONAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT
In today's episode, I'll be introducing you to the concept of energy leadership. This powerful framework will enable you to raise your consciousness around personal energy management.
Energy Leadership™ is the process that develops a personally effective style of leadership that positively influences and changes not only yourself but also those with whom you work and live.
How can YOU use energy to #thinkcourageously?
THE ART OF THE PIVOT
For many of my clients, "change" is a scary word filled with lots of emotion. I am a lover of change but prefer to call these recalibrations, pivots. I like to think of change as a continuum of pivots.
In this episode, I'm defining the four levels of pivots; the tweak, the U-Turn, the refocus, and the full pivot. I'll also share the iPEC model of change which includes the shuffle, the deal, playing the game and the toss in.
In this episode, you'll get insight into how I hatched this idea and why I chose this title. We'll look at why courage differs from persistence grit, fearlessness, and bravery. You'll hear stories of courage (#farrahthelioness). And, we'll talk about my observations around why courage just doesn't seem to be as visible in our female lexicon
WHY IS CLAIMING SUCCESS SO CHALLENGING FOR WOMEN?
Why are we so hung up on success? As women, we have such strong reactions to even owning the word success. Today, we'll be exploring the research on women and success. I'll also be opening up about what success has meant to me and how I have redefined it.
COURAGE, SUCCESS, AND PIVOTS
In the premiere episode of Thinking Courageously, I share the “why” behind this venture. You’ll get insight into the three big “rocks” that led me to where I am today. We’ll explore the reason I started this podcast and the Think Courageously brand. I’ll talk about what’s to come in future episodes around defining and exploring success, courage, and pivots. And the rough part…I’ll share three very personal stories about my own journey.