“Speaking your mind is an act of rebellion.” This week, Andrea Owen joins me to talk about making some noise, taking up space, and how to be empowered in your life. Andrea Owen is a speaker, life coach, author, hellraiser, and a very close friend of mine. She’s creating a global impact in women’s empowerment with her books being translated into 18 languages and available in 22 countries. 

Our friendship has grown over the years and much of it has to do with our shared feminist ideologies and empowerment of women in this space. She’s been an integral part of my development, the building of my business, and my fierce feminism. 

Andrea helps high-achieving women maximize unshakeable confidence, and master resilience. Today, we discuss strategies and teachings from her third book, Make Some Noise: Speak Your Mind and Own Your Strength.

Show Highlights

  • What spawned the idea for her third book, which is a bold and unabashed guide to finding your voice, harnessing your true desires, and leading the life you really want. (4:36)
  • What it means for women to make some noise, plus why the idea of shining too bright and taking up space is super uncomfortable. (7:34)
  • Women shortchange themselves and undermine themselves quite often, much more often than men. (21:00)
  • It’s important to separate ourselves from patriarchal brainwashing. (26:20)
  • Internalized misogyny and some of the ways it shows up in our lives. (27:17)
  • A call to examine your relationship with power and money; if you had more, would it scare you? (33:49)

Learn More About Andrea:

Andrea Owen is an author, global speaker, and professional certified life coach who helps high-achieving women maximize unshakeable confidence, and master resilience. She has taught hundreds of thousands of women tools and strategies to be able to empower themselves to live their most kick-ass life through speaking, her books, coaching, and her wildly popular podcast with close to 3 million downloads. 

She is the proud author of How To Stop Feeling Like Shit: 14 Habits That Are Holding You Back From Happiness (Seal Press/Hachette Books) which has been translated into 18 languages and is available in 22 countries, as well as her inaugural book, 52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life: BS Free Wisdom to Ignite Your Inner Badass and Live the Life You Deserve, (Adams Media/Simon & Schuster). Her latest book, Make Some Noise: Speak Your Mind and Own Your Strength is coming in August 2021, published by TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random-House. 

Andrea is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) from The Coaches Training Institute, a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation, a SHE RECOVERS® coach, as well as a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator; a modality based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. She holds a Bachelor of Science from California State University in Kinesiology with a specialty in Health Science. Andrea has been featured on The Huffington Post Live, xojane.com, NBC, and Entrepreneur.com.  

She has facilitated many workshops for girls hosted by Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty whose efforts inspire and empower women and girls to live confidently and change the world around them. 

In addition, Andrea has been sober for close to a decade and is active in the world of recovery. 

When she’s not juggling her full coaching practice or writing books, Andrea is busy riding her Peloton bike, chasing her two school-aged children or making out with her husband, Jason. She is also a retired roller derby player having skated under the name “Veronica Vain”. 

Learn more about Andrea at andreaowen.com and join the fun and wisdom at facebook.com/yourkickasslife and instagram.com/yourkickasslife. 

Resources & Links:

Andrea’s website
Andrea’s book, Make Some Noise
Andrea on Facebook
Andrea on Twitter
Andrea on Instagram
Andrea on YouTube
Andrea on Pinterest
Andrea on The Divorce Survival Guide
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