Forever Fierce

Catherine Grace O'Connell

Bio: 

Catherine Grace O’Connell is an LA Talk Show Host, Journalist, and Inspirational/Lifestyle Influencer with a mission to empower women of all ages. After 54 years of being silenced by a lifetime of trauma and abuse as a #MeToo, she found her Voice and has become a Thought Leader and Age Disruptor by celebrating and promoting the vitality, reinvention, creativity, and wisdom of women at Midlife.
“For the first time in history, there is an enormous demographic that is able to have health, vitality, wisdom, life experience, and a pocketbook, all at the same time! My message is that women can be raw, real, and vulnerable while also being strong, wise, and compassionate. Midlife women are here to share the incredible font of wisdom that can only be earned through life experience. It is the crown jewel of Midlife and the one thing that cannot be purchased, but must be earned through overcoming life’s challenges. Midlife is a time for women to blossom into, and manifest their full power. No longer will we be silent and in the background … it’s time to be Fierce … and cool!”
Community, connection, and involvement are what women truly desire. The Forever Fierce Facebook Group , founded by Catherine is a supportive and collaborative community and Sisterhood where we are building a powerful and substantive frame around Midlife. This show is their Voice. These women are empowered … and “empowered women at Midlife are cool!” Come join us!
For more information, Catherine’s Blog is CatherineGraceO.com and the contact email is info@catherinegraceo.com.

Show Time: 
Tuesday 11:00AM - 11:59AM
(PST)
Show Description: 

Forever Fierce is an all video talk show hosted by Catherine Grace O’Connell. She is joined each week by a diverse series of guest co-hosts of all ages and genders to keep the show fresh … and Fierce. This show is the definitive talk show/podcast to fiercely empower women of all ages through the lens of Midlife. Featured guests range from bestselling authors, creators, entertainers, health & wellness experts, world changers, business and financial leaders, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and moms!

Show Archives

October 2018

10/02/2018

Why would a former criminal lawyer leave that world behind and begin to pursue a path of grounded spirituality and “Soulshaping?”

Join me and my Co-host, Michael Castagna, to learn the powerful awakeneing story of Jeff Brown, Author of 5 popular books, including Soulshaping: A Journey of Self-Creation along with his latest book, “Grounded Spirituality” newly available for presale on Amazon.

Jeff has written articles for Good Morning America and appeared on hundreds of radio shows and offers a refreshing perspective in the new world of #metoo and TimesUP. 

Jeff will help you to learn:

  • What it really means to be fully conscious and present.
  • Why the Ego has received and a bad rap and how it’s fundamental to being spiritually grounded.
  • Why it’s critical for both men and women to be able to tap into their emotions and process them in a healthy way.
  • Learn what “Grounded Spirituality” is and why it’s important to be grounded when going deeper in your process of awakening.
  • What is a “Spiritual Bypass” and why it’s important to know.
  • Why we need to build a bridge between men and women and bring them into the conversation for greater understanding.
  • Why Jeff feels it’s time to turn the reigns over to women to lead the way forward.
  • Why you must be discerning of the “New Age” world and teachings.
  • Why it’s important to be conscious of our thoughts and the language that we use.

Be prepared for some deep conversation. You can find Jeff on his social media channels, Facebook and Instagram as well as his websites, soulshaping.com, enrealment.com and soulshapinginstitute.com. You can order his latest book, Grounded Spirituality on Amazon.com.

September 2018

09/25/2018

Are you looking to find your voice or begin sharing that story that’s in your heart? Today’s guest, Kim O’Hara, an Intuitive Book Coach will inspire you to begin writing that story.
Kim shares her powerful and vulnerable story of awakening at Midlife. Kim's memoir, Kicking Abuse In The Ass (A Brutally Honest Memoir), from Waterside Press, is available on Amazon.  She unfurls the denial of sexual abuse that held her hostage for her whole life, and with an open heart, provides the writing prompts she used to heal.
Two decades as a movie producer and screenwriter in Hollywood taught her the art of story development and artistic collaboration. Through her company, A Story Inside, Kim has coached over twenty-five authors in the last three years through the writing of their memoirs and self-help books. She works with ambitious women to powerfully turn their words and stories into books with passion, purpose and urgency.  The time is now to have your voice. 
If you’re inspired to begin writing, today’s show will leave you with:
1. A simple process to put pen to paper and begin crafting your story.
2. How to use the metaphor of film and screenwriting to keep you out of overwhelm and get you moving forward.
3. What is a writing prompt and how it can help you share your story?
4. How writing can help you to heal emotional wounds and overcome adversity.
5. How tapping into your intuition can make you a better writer.

09/04/2018

My guest is the amazing Cheryl Richardson, New York Times Bestselling Author who’s latest book, Waking Up In Winter,” is an inspiring and empowering heroine’s journey through Midlife. I have followed Cheryl for over 20 years and this is truly a dream come true to interview this centered and powerful woman!

On today’s show, you’ll learn:

  • Why women need extreme Self Care
  • Why it’s important for women to be Self aware.
  • Why it's OK to be OK with being bitchy and impatient sometimes!
  • Why raising consciousness is the key to a fulfilling life.
  • What the difference is between a Midlife crisis and a Midlife Awakening.
  • How the journey of a Midlife woman is a true Heroine’s journey.
  • Why it’s so important to be real with ourselves!

It’s a rare opportunity to join Cheryl, an Oprah regular and long time collaborator, in an intimate conversation dedicated to the Midlife woman. She's also a proud and fierce member of the Forever Fierce Revolution!

Thank you our sponsor, The Essex Street Inn in Newburyport, MA for hosting today’s show and to Beach Plum Floral in Newburyport, MA for the beautiful flowers on set.

August 2018

08/28/2018

From the best of "Forever Fierce" : What happens when you bring together two powerful women who are the epitome of FIERCE Reinvention, redefining what it means to be an empowered woman while giving back and serving disadvantaged youth and those marginalized by traditional cultural standards?

Tune into the show to hear 73 years young, Corinna Fields, President of SHARE Inc. and former Miss Universe, and her perspective on women standing up for themselves and defining their lives their way.

Learn the power of saying YES to anything and how it’s the answer to building Self Confidence and changing your life.

Meet Loreen Arbus, SHARE Inc’s Honoree of this year’s SHARE Gala on May 20th, and prepare to be inspired to become your own trailblazer of FIERCE Reinvention at any age.

Be prepared to laugh, to cry and to rewire rather than retire. Corinna and Loreen have spent a lifetime serving others in need and share how giving back has transformed their own lives.

Loreen is a woman who has blown through just about every glass ceiling as the former head of both Lifetime and Showtime. She’s a powerful disruptor and shares her wisdom to help you affect changes in your own life.

The SHARE Inc. Gala honoring Loreen Arbus takes place on May 20th. The Event is close to selling out. Click here  for more information on SHARE’s Gala and learn how to get involved and help disadvantaged youth and those with disabilities.

share4children.org

08/14/2018

Did you know that 50 percent of companies are founded by women but only 2 percent receive funding from Venture Capital?
 
My guest today, Tracy Chadwell, Founder of 1843 Capital has 19 years of experience in the world of Venture Capital and private equity. Her philosphy is refreshing. Tracy and her team will only invest in companies with a female founder at the helm. Join us today to learn:
 
1. Why businesses with a female founder make better investments?
2. How your own beliefs may be holding you back from asking for what you want.
3. How asking for what you want, be it in business or in life, can be difficult for women and how to overcome that.
4. Why clarity and vision of your idea or mission are critical to success.
5. Find out what “Silver Investing” is and why it’s good business.
 
This is a show for all women as Tracy believes that being financially secure is not only smart, but sexy!

08/07/2018

From the best of "Forever Fierce" : It was such a privilege to meet and talk with Jennifer Dulski, Head of Groups and Community at Facebook. This Fierce leader blazed a path through Silicon Valley with both skill and compassion, from Yahoo to president of Change.org, to Facebook. Jen joins me to talk about her career, her mission, and to introduce her amazing new book, Purposeful: Are You a Manager or a Movement Starter?, which I find to be a must read!
According to Jen, managers accept the world as it is; movement starters push the boundaries to make it more just, compassionate, and even joyful. We all need to decide: Are we managers or movement starters?

Purposeful is a guidebook that will give you the steps on how you can turn your mission into a movement that creates change. Jen believes that anyone can spark change if they believe in the power of taking action, no matter where, or how small, they start. She believes in ordinary people doing extraordinary things. She believes in… “Why Not You? For more info on Purposeful, and to purchase the book click here.
Jen will inspire and motivate you to work through your fear and to embrace your ability to effect change in the world. Whether it's a baby step or building a team to create a movement, her stories and advice will change your inner world and help you find the leader and movement starter within!

July 2018

07/31/2018

Are you a woman at Midlife & Beyond looking for some Fierce inspiration?

Join me and my fabulous Co-Host, Dr. Carol Parker Walsh, Founder of Carol Parker Walsh Consulting.

In this show, you’ll learn ways to empower yourself and to begin breaking those patterns or stories that might be holding you back.

You’ll be inspired to challenge your beliefs and learn about “positive projections,” and how they can change your life.

You’ll find ways to “reframe” challenges in your life and to look at them in a whole new light.

You’ll begin to think of  all things you can do rather than the things you can’t do.

And, you’ll be moved to join us in LA the weekend of October 19th for FierceCon 2018 and make new and meaningful friendships and connections as Carol and I did just over one year ago!

Make sure to join us and we have a special discount code that ends on August 15th to take $55 off an experience that is priceless catherinegraceo.com/fierce-con-2018.

07/24/2018

If you’re looking for fierce inspiration to reinvent yourself, you’ll want to watch today’s show featuring Jaclyn Jones, Founder of JaclynJonesUSA.
 
While in her mid-20’s, Jaclyn realized the path she was on wasn’t the one in her heart. She returned to school to study fashion design and began a new journey to reinvent herself, following her passion for beautiful design while utilizing her background in business. By the time she was 30, Jaclyn launched her own company, JaclynJonesUSA, taking on the luxury, designer shoe market that had traditionally been dominated by men who didn’t actually wear the shoes they were designing.
 
Jaclyn had a vision to design shoes that were not only luxurious and beautiful but also provided a comfortable experience to her customer. Each shoe is meticulously handcrafted by artisans in the US with the designs created by Jaclyn as the personal connection to her customer is everything.
 
Her mother, who’s now in her 50’s, was a powerful role model and influence on Jacyln who now designs shoes with the Midlife woman firmly in mind. On today’s show, Jaclyn shares her personal story and secrets to achieving your dreams in life, including her unique way of facing her fears and her attitude on keeping a fierce mindset that’s an unstoppable force.
 
She’s the epitome of fierce reinvention and will inspire you to reach for the stars (listen to today’s show to hear the stars they recently sent shoes to!) and follow your heart to make your dreams come true.

07/17/2018

From the best of "Forever Fierce" : If you had the chance to ask a former Baywatch Babe the secrets to FIERCE Reinvention, what would you want to know?
Don’t miss today’s show featuring the Fierce and Fabulous, Alexandra Paul, Baywatch beauty, who starred on the popular TV series for 5 seasons.
Alexandra is an actress with over 100 movie and television credits to her name. She has also starred in 14 movies for the Lifetime network. Alexandra is an Activist and passionate Environmentalist, having driven electric cars for 28 years. She’s an Ironman finisher, long distance swimmer, and a vegan. Having reinvented herself as a a certified wellness coach, she helps people get happier through healthy lifestyle changes.
We tend to teach what we are here to learn and Alexandra is no exception. Beautifully authentic and vulnerable, she opens up on today’s show on how she’s overcome her own eating disorders to lead a life dedicated to health and wellness. Her philosophy isn’t one of perfection or willpower but rather making simple changes that create a new lifestyle, one step at a time. “Why Choose Her?,” as she asks on her website…it’s simple. Empathy is a quality she’s embodied over time. Whatever you’re going through, most likely, she has to.
You can find Alexandra on her website, AlexandraCoaching.com or AlexandraPaul.com.

07/10/2018

Is there something you want to change in your life but you don’t know where to begin?

You’re in luck as today’s show is filled with incredible wisdom, insights and advice from my Co-Host, Dr. Carol Parker Walsh, Founder of CarolParkerWalshConsulting. Carol had a powerful wakeup call after a devastating car accident leading her to evaluate her life’s path and purpose. Her story is an inspirational one where a life changing event led Carol on a new path of Self discovery and a new life’s purpose helping her clients find their true calling.

If you have a deep desire to reinvent your life and awaken to a greater passion and purpose, Carol has some brilliant pearls of wisdom to share. She’s a sought after speaker and best selling author who is the essence of fierce and the queen of reinvention. She will undoubtedly fire you own to begin to look within and ignite a life of meaning, passion and purpose. You can find Carol at EvolveYourImage and begin your own path of Self discovery.

07/03/2018

Are there dreams you are looking to achieve but you don’t know how? Join today’s guest, Jinny Ditzler, Founder of Your Best Year Yet. Jinny has created a simple system based on 10 questions to help you create your goals and make them a reality.

She’s been at it for over 3 decades guiding thousands around the world to not only set their goals but to achieve them through a process changing their inner belief systems. Her system is designed to help you become aware of the stories you may be telling yourself that are holding you back from your life’s goals and purpose.

Listen to today’s show and begin to create a new life for yourself beginning with a plan to make this your best year yet.

Jinny’s book, “Your Best Year Yet” can be found here: amzn.to/2KRwE35

You can find out more about Jinny and her programs here: bestyearyet.com

June 2018

06/26/2018

For Dr. Frank Lipman, health is more than just the absence of disease: it is a total state of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social wellbeing.
Dr. Lipman is a widely recognized trailblazer and leader in functional and integrative medicine, and he is a New York Times best-selling author and his latest book, “How To Be Well: The 6 Keys to a Happy and Healthy Life,” is also his personal favorite.
The philosophy Dr. Lipman shares is a holistic one, incorporating the mind, body, spirit and emotions. His personal journey led him on a path searching beyond the physical symptoms to treat his patients and their illnesses by looking for the root imbalance. He believes in listening to his patients and empowering them to tune into their bodies by quieting their minds.
If you’re searching for more balance in your life, more energy, better sleep, and a higher quality of life, Dr. Lipman shares simple solutions to help you lead a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle. A huge proponent of simple techniques such as Meditation, spending time in nature, incorporating gratitude and finding support through community and connection, today’s show will inspire you to take action and begin changing habits that may be holding you back from your best life.
Dr. Lipman’s website is a wealth of the latest information to promote overall health and wellbeing. bewell.com
To purchase your own copy of “How To Be Well,” click here: amzn.to/2tEwkNV

 

06/19/2018

What would it be like to have lived for almost an entire century?
At 96 plus years young, Jerry Rosenblum has a lifetime of secrets to share - secrets of staying vibrant, alive, and filled with gratitude. Having lived through the loss of his Father at a young age followed by the depression, Jerry has a wealth of wisdom to share.
Joining Jerry on the show is his best friend, Katie Miller. Over 7 decades apart, this pair bridges the gap like no other. Jerry and Katie will inspire you through their friendship to understand that age is just a number and we are far more alike than different, regardless of age.
On today’s show you’ll learn:
The secrets to health and longevity
Simple daily exercises that take only minutes to do
The key to being grateful
Why it’s better to rewire than retire
How to get an education at any age for free
Why it’s important to find a partner from another generation to bridge the gap.
Make sure to stay tuned to hear Jerry’s song that went viral after a tweet by Hilary Clinton and a brand new song he wrote just for you!

06/12/2018

"I could hear it in your voice." How many times have we said or heard that phrase? And for good reason! Our voices are the resonance of our personality and much of what we've experienced in our lives is present there. Philip Foster is a Voice Coach with a background and triumph through personal trauma,  and great success in music, theater, and coaching people to "remember" the Voice they were born with, as most truly represents who they are.
My personal experience is that of losing my voice from childhood trauma as did Philip. His take on how and why our voice is so important to our emotional health and well being is fascinating. By working on, and remembering our true voice, we can better cope with traumatic and difficult experiences in our lives and emerge stronger and more confident.
My co-host this week is Michael Castagna, my business partner and friend, who witnessed the changes in me and in my Voice over the last few years. You can find out more about Philip Foster and his work at The Philip Foster Company. I think you will find the potential in your voice to be freeing. We can all use assistance in learning how to project our truth. And as Philip says, "We need voices together to harmonize!"

06/05/2018

What would it be like to have the gift of intution and insight to the point that the world of the “unseen” becomes more real than what we can see?

Today’s show is unlike anything you have ever seen before. I’m honored to introduce Arash Jacob to you. Arash is a physician turned healer but he’s far more than that. He is a man who’s unique gifts have the power to transform your life in an instant. He is a personal experience that must be had to understand. His deep connection to the Divine allows his clients to open up to powerful transformations and miraculous healings.

In his work, there is no time and space. Energy isn’t a linear experience but a quantum leap to healing and awareness on the deepest level. Watch today’s podcast and learn the simple techniques that only take moments each day to create massive change in your own life. 

Arash is at a rare level of consciousness; one in which I had not experienced in over 25 years on a holistic healing and spiritual path. He has personally helped me to lift myself out of the darkest spaces, including a life threatening illness. His gifts are shared openly with an abundant heart. 

If you’re looking for miracles and quantum shifts to occur in your own life, don’t miss this show. You’ll want to share Arash and his insights with those you love. He has been my refuge in the most turbulent of times and has helped me to see the gifts and the power I had locked deep within.

Cheers Beauties…here’s to Transformation and Fierce Reinvention!

To work with Arash anywhere in the world, I invite you to visit his website

arashshealing.com

May 2018

05/29/2018

What would it like to be diagnosed with an incurable illness, travel across the world in search of an experimental procedure to save your life and find out, that, in the end…the answers were inside of you all along.

 

Join me and my Cohost, Michael Castagna, as we welcome Amy B. Scher, Author of “This is How I Save My Life: A True Story of Finding Everything When You Are Willing To Try Anything” to the show.

 

Amy is a fellow Lyme Disease warrior and survivor and shares her quest to not only survive, but thrive, following a life threatening diagnosis. Amy offers a unique perspective in healing that applies to any chronic illness or health condition. Learn how the tools of Self Awareness, mindset and energy healing can be used to create powerful transformations in health on every level.

 

Amy’s book, “This is How I Save My Life,” can be found at Amazon. To learn more about Amy’s inspirational and life changing work or to work with Amy,  please visit amybscher.com.

05/22/2018

It was such a privilege to meet and talk with Jennifer Dulski, Head of Groups and Community at Facebook. This Fierce leader blazed a path through Silicon Valley with both skill and compassion, from Yahoo to president of Change.org, to Facebook. Jen joins me to talk about her career, her mission, and to introduce her amazing new book, Purposeful: Are You a Manager or a Movement Starter?, which I find to be a must read!
According to Jen, managers accept the world as it is; movement starters push the boundaries to make it more just, compassionate, and even joyful. We all need to decide: Are we managers or movement starters?

Purposeful is a guidebook that will give you the steps on how you can turn your mission into a movement that creates change. Jen believes that anyone can spark change if they believe in the power of taking action, no matter where, or how small, they start. She believes in ordinary people doing extraordinary things. She believes in… “Why Not You? For more info on Purposeful, and to purchase the book click here.
Jen will inspire and motivate you to work through your fear and to embrace your ability to effect change in the world. Whether it's a baby step or building a team to create a movement, her stories and advice will change your inner world and help you find the leader and movement starter within!

05/15/2018

From the best of "Forever Fierce" : David Harry Stewart is one of the Founders of Agei.st and is a role model as an Age Disruptor, with his work to place a new and vibrant frame around aging. David is a professional photographer, having worked with some of the top icons of our time and carries his gift of capturing the essence of one’s personality through his lens.
His Ageist Community is a powerful space of connection to share examples of people actively disrupting the aging process around the world. His Ageist Newsletter profiles men and women over 50 who are living outside the box while helping to expand the mindset and possibilities of life at midlife and beyond. You can find David’s work at Agei.st.

05/08/2018

What happens when you bring together two powerful women who are the epitome of FIERCE Reinvention, redefining what it means to be an empowered woman while giving back and serving disadvantaged youth and those marginalized by traditional cultural standards?

Tune into the show to hear 73 years young, Corinna Fields, President of SHARE Inc. and former Miss Universe, and her perspective on women standing up for themselves and defining their lives their way.

Learn the power of saying YES to anything and how it’s the answer to building Self Confidence and changing your life.

Meet Loreen Arbus, SHARE Inc’s Honoree of this year’s SHARE Gala on May 20th, and prepare to be inspired to become your own trailblazer of FIERCE Reinvention at any age.

Be prepared to laugh, to cry and to rewire rather than retire. Corinna and Loreen have spent a lifetime serving others in need and share how giving back has transformed their own lives.

Loreen is a woman who has blown through just about every glass ceiling as the former head of both Lifetime and Showtime. She’s a powerful disruptor and shares her wisdom to help you affect changes in your own life.

The SHARE Inc. Gala honoring Loreen Arbus takes place on May 20th. The Event is close to selling out. Click here  for more information on SHARE’s Gala and learn how to get involved and help disadvantaged youth and those with disabilities.

share4children.org

April 2018

04/24/2018

What would it be like to be the woman who stood up to Tony Robbins? 

 
This is an exclusive and powerful interview with Nanine McCool, a 55 year old woman who challenged Tony Robbins and his views of the #MeToo movement in the midst of an Unleash the Power Within event in March of this year. Nanine shares her personal experience of standing in front of 12K people and how she found the "power within" to speak her mind and call out Tony Robbins on his views and how they are part of the problem facing women today in their quest for empowerment and gender equality.

As a long time follower and fan of Tony Robbins and as a #MeToo, I struggled with preparing for this interview and am grateful for the experience. What will you hear and learn in this show?
 

  • Why Nanine felt she had to be the one to stand up and speak.
  • The candidness and power a of woman that is no longer ashamed of being a victim of abuse and sexual harassment.
  • How she was feeling on the inside versus how the experience looked on the outside.
  • What Tony Robbins' shocked team members told her after the exchange.
  • The incredible claim from men that when the most qualified applicant for a job is an attractive woman, she is too big of risk to be hired.
  • Nanine's personal struggles on reinventing herself at Midlife and how this drew her to the event.
  • Discussion of if there is a male power elite that refuses to let go of it's patriarchal view of a woman's place in society.
  • How can we all work together to educate those that refuse accept an abused woman has a different viewpoint, and enable them to understand it is relevant?

This interview will change the way you view your own personal power. I hope that it keeps the conversation going about #MeToo, #TimesUp, and how we can integrate men and women together to work for a solution to empower women to speak without shame or hesitation. Never again should we be given a lesson by a powerful man that it's a woman's fault for being competent, qualified, and attractive. Women and men need to rise together to ensure that women are evaluated on their skills and ability, and not on the fact that men in power may find them sexually attractive. This needs to stop now.

03/17/2018

From the best of "Forever Fierce" : Are you a woman at Midlife and beyond searching for inspirational role models? Today's show featuring, Tricia Cusden, the Founder of Look Fabulous Forever, is lighting the world on fire and inspiring women to rewire rather than retire. Launching her cosmetics line for older women at 65 was the beginning of a new path for Tricia. Join me and my cohost, David Harry Stewart, as we share Tricia's incredible story as she lives to empower women to look and feel beautiful and confident no matter your age. With her book, Living the Life More Fabulous, launching this month in the U.K and her cosmetics line selected for the Oscar gift bags, Tricia is a powerful role model inspiring women to think differently about aging. Visit LookFabulousForever.com for her fabulous makeup line and check out her tutorial videos on YouTube.

04/10/2018

Are you a woman with an untold story and a desire to have your voice heard?

Today's show featuring K.C. Baker, the Founder of The Woman Speak Foundation, is dedicated to unleashing the brilliance of women's voices worldwide. This show kicks off a monthlong series centered upon helping women to find their voice.

Introducing Sandra Smith, the Producer of The Forever Fierce Show and today's Co-Host. Sandra leads "Woman Speak" workshops in Los Angeles as a trained facilitator for K.C.'s program, a unique education program focused solely on the power of the Feminine voice and collective.

K.C. and Sandra will empower and inspire you to find your own voice through the power of your personal story. They are lighting the way to a new world, one lead by women on a "Heroine's Journey." It's a refreshing perspective and one that's well needed as women are rising all over the world, demanding to be seen and heard.

If you love today's show, we invite you to share with your friends and leave a review. There's nothing that inspires us more than hearing from you!

04/03/2018

March 2018

03/27/2018

What would it feel like to walk Paris Fashion Week at the age of 48?

Don’t miss today’s show with my Cohost, Jacqueline DePaul, Founder of Yellow Brick Runway. In typical Jacqueline style, this interview is raw, real and vulnerable as she opens her heart to share those “old stories” of Self sabotage that tend to be universal with most women.

If you’re looking for Fierce inspiration and a powerful role model who is not only drop dead gorgeous, but vulnerable and beautiful inside and out, today’s show will empower women to understand they’re not alone. In our current culture, Self Esteem and Self Confidence can seem elusive. With some inner work, Self Awareness and a change of our belief system, we can defy and disrupt the perceptions around aging along with Jacqueline and the Forever Fierce Community.

Jacqueline will undoubtedly inspire you to join the women of Forever Fierce Revolution to lift and encourage you through your own Fierce Reinvention.

03/20/2018

Hilary Lentini is known as a “Woman of Influence,” by LA Confidential. Launching her own business in the male dominated tech world over two decades ago, Hilary was an early adopter. If you’re looking for a role model to help you fiercely reinvent yourself while overcoming any fear or apprehension of technology, you don’t want to miss today’s show.



The Second and Third Acts are powerful times of Reinvention and we are providing the inspiration, resources along with action steps. A natural born entrepreneur and connector, Hilary is also Immediate Past President of the National Association of Women Business Owners Los Angeles Chapter. With a wide range of clients, she has a way of melding the artistic and creative with the more technological aspects of business. Principal and Creative Director of Lentini Design & Marketing, Inc., Hilary shares her colorful story and what inspired her to take the road less traveled.

03/06/2018

Danny DeLillo is known as a man who lives to support women in the film industry as the Chairman of New Filmmakers LA.
Don't miss today's show with my cohost, Producer/Director, Ilyssa Goodman as we share Danny's story and what it's like to be a man in Hollywood today in the midst of the Times Up, #metoo and #AskMoreofHimn Movements.
Danny is dedicating the NFMLA event on March 24th to supporting women and film and launching his own Movement to affect change.
Join Danny, Ilyssa and I in The Forever Fierce Revolution Group on Facebook for a special discount to attend the event along with us.
Today's show will inspire you to empower men who empower women as #WeareStrongerTogether.

03/06/2018

If you had the chance to ask a former Baywatch Babe the secrets to FIERCE Reinvention, what would you want to know?

Don’t miss today’s show featuring the Fierce and Fabulous, Alexandra Paul, Baywatch beauty, who starred on the popular TV series for 5 seasons.

Alexandra is an actress with over 100 movie and television credits to her name. She has also starred in 14 movies for the Lifetime network. Alexandra is an Activist and passionate Environmentalist, having driven electric cars for 28 years. She’s an Ironman finisher, long distance swimmer, and a vegan. Having reinvented herself as a a certified wellness coach, she helps people get happier through healthy lifestyle changes.

We tend to teach what we are here to learn and Alexandra is no exception. Beautifully authentic and vulnerable, she opens up on today’s show on how she’s overcome her own eating disorders to lead a life dedicated to health and wellness. Her philosophy isn’t one of perfection or willpower but rather making simple changes that create a new lifestyle, one step at a time. “Why Choose Her?,” as she asks on her website…it’s simple. Empathy is a quality she’s embodied over time. Whatever you’re going through, most likely, she has to.

You can find Alexandra on her website, AlexandraCoaching.com or AlexandraPaul.com.

February 2018

02/27/2018

Join me and my cohost,Dr. Carol Parker Walsh as we hit the road on our very first roadshow LIVE at the San Francisco headquarters of Madison Reed. Having just finished our show with resident Badass, Amy Errett, CEO of Madison Reed, Carol and I share the secrets of fierce reinvention while helping women at Midlife and Beyond disrupt their own mindset.

 

On the eve of the global celebration, Forever Fierce Day, Carol and I couldn’t help but share our excitement as the world lit up on February 19th with women joining from every corner of the world. You can read hundreds of inspiring stories of here:

 

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Carol the Founder of EvolvingYourImage.com is a powerful role model for women, as we show you the keys to FIERCE Reinvention at any age. Disrupting aging always begins on the inside! True beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Join us as we help YOU on your path to fierce reinvention at any age! And, if you haven’t discovered the most supportive sisterhood on the planet, Forever Fierce: The Midlife Revolution, we invite you to join us today facebook.com/groups/TheFierce50/.

02/27/2018

Are you a woman at Midlife and beyond searching for inspirational role models? Today's show featuring, Tricia Cusden, the Founder of Look Fabulous Forever, is lighting the world on fire and inspiring women to rewire rather than retire. Launching her cosmetics line for older women at 65 was the beginning of a new path for Tricia. Join me and my cohost, David Harry Stewart, as we share Tricia's incredible story as she lives to empower women to look and feel beautiful and confident no matter your age. With her book, Living the Life More Fabulous, launching this month in the U.K and her cosmetics line selected for the Oscar gift bags, Tricia is a powerful role model inspiring women to think differently about aging. Visit LookFabulousForever.com for her fabulous makeup line and check out her tutorial videos on YouTube.

02/20/2018

What would it be like to take on a multibillion dollar industry and completely disrupt it and turn it upside down?

If you’re Amy Errett, CEO of Madison Reed, you don’t think twice, you just do it. On today’s show, Amy shares the inspiration behind the launch of Madison Reed, a company with a conscience, that began by a challenge from her daughter, Madison Reed, for the whom the company is named.

Amy, and her tenacious and determined nature, led to endless conversations with women to understand the psychology behind what drove them to use hair color products that were loaded with toxic chemicals. Her daughter Madison was listening intently to these conversations until one day she looked at her Mom and asked her, “Mommy, are you going to do it? Amy was puzzled…”Do What?”…”Save Women’s Lives?”
With that, Madison Reed was no longer simply a conversation but a powerful mission to change the way women color their hair. Amy Errett and her team at Madison Reed are disrupting more than the hair color industry. They are disrupting an entire corporate culture, showing that you can choose to lead by LOVE rather than fear and be a Badass and successful in the process. Their latest campaign, featuring real women from the Forever Fierce Community, shows that “Confident is the New Beautiful” and allowing women to let their “Inner Badass Shine!”

Don’t miss this show as Amy will inspire you to disrupt and expand your own mindset and belief system. Her counter culture philosophy includes utilizing the Enneagram as a means of fun, fabulous and fierce self awareness. She will inspire you to “Find Your Inner Genius” as she leads her team to do the same each and every day.

Be prepared to feel more empowered and inspired after today’s show with my fabulous Badass Cohost, Carol Parker Walsh. Oh…and be prepared to laugh along with us as Amy is not only a Badass but she’s a hilarious and entertaining one at that!

02/13/2018

Don’t miss today’s show with Annie Spano, The Founder of The Style Collective and a leader inspiring women to be their own #BossBabe. Annie turned an experience of being bullied in the workplace into a powerful collective and sisterhood. She shares what she has learned to help young women monetize their blogging business with real world business skills. With an MBA and her vast knowledge of marketing and business skills, Annie has created a unique niche and community where bloggers can learn and connect with one another. She openly shares with courage and vulnerability. She has become a powerful role model by overcoming immense adversity and losing her Mother to cancer at the age of 17. She believes in using the power of positivity to transform adversity and life’s painful challenges into opportunities for growth and evolution. Annie and The Style Collective can be found here stylecollective.us and her Becoming Fearless Podcast will inspire you stylecollective.us/podcast. Make sure to check out her upcoming conference in Raleigh, NC with information on her website.

02/06/2018

Paris Fashion Week at 48!

 

Who says Midlife means the end? Jacqueline DePaul is here to show you that it’s not only the end but a new beginning. She is the epitome of Fierce Reinvention. At the age of 38, Jacqueline took an unusual path as a model. Keeping her day job as an engineer allowed her to channel her more “geeky” side in the world of technology. An injury at 38, sidelining her from her passion as a dancer, didn’t end there. On today’s show, Jacqueline shares her life changing decision to enter the modeling world and win a Wilhelmina Modeling Contract in her 40’s. Now, at 48, she’s getting ready to walk the runway at Paris Fashion Week. If you’re a woman at Midlife and Beyond and looking for inspiration, follow Jacqueline’s journey on her blog, YellowBrickRunway.com and her Instragram and Facebook @yellowbrickrunway.

02/06/2018

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a female Director/Producer in Hollywood? Join me and my cohost, Ilyssa Goodman, known for producing the popular Cinderella Story blockbusters. It’s your chance to hear from an empowered woman who has experience with decades behind the scenes in the movie industry. Covering everything from the #metoo and TimesUp Movements, to Uma Thurman and her recent disclosures regarding Harvey Weinstein, this show give you a fresh perspective and encourages you to become part of the solution. If you’re looking to find an answer to the current power imbalance and sexual harassment, you won’t want to miss today’s vibrant discussion. We always keep it real and share our personal struggles along the way. It’s time for #YoutobeYou. You can find Ilyssa Goodman on her Facebook page.

January 2018

01/30/2018

How often do you get to hear from a Hollywood Insider, a Producer and Director who is also a woman? Today’s show with the empowered and vocal, Ilyssa Goodman, is one you won’t want to miss. Ilyssa offers a unique perspective as a FIERCE Midife woman with decades of experience in the industry. Ilyssa will inspire you to listen your intuition and use your voice to speak up and speak out when something doesn’t feel right in your own world. According to Ilyssa, the time is up and it’s time to take responsibility for ourselves and end the shame and self judgment. You can find Ilyssa at IlyssaGoodman@gmail.com or her Facebook Page. She offers consulting in the entertainment industry and is an insider to watch.

01/23/2018

Join me and my cohost, Dr. Carol Parker Walsh of EvolvingYourImage.com with our guest, Nike Master Trainer, Ryan Lauderdale.
Ryan will help you to see fitness in an entirely, fierce new way. Fierce reinvention, according to Ryan begins with loving and believing in yourself. His 3 pillars, Develop, Evolve and Thrive will inspire you to look at life and health and wellness in a whole new way. Change begins on the inside, with expanding your mindset. Join us as we help you to make those New Year’s Resolutions a reality.
Ryan can be found at Rypenfitness.com
For a direct connection with Personal Trainers like Ryan, check out GoTym.com.

01/23/2018

Join me and my cohost, Dr. Carol Parker Walsh, the Founder of EvolvingYourImage.com and a powerful role model for women, as we show you the keys to FIERCE Reinvention at any age.
Carol openly shares her story with beautiful courage, dignity and vulnerability. You will empower yourself with a fresh perspective on what it means to be a woman at midlife. Watch your perspective change after today’s show.
Today’s powerful takeaways are:
#KeepitReal
You have the power to define yourself
Language has power! We are planting seeds at all times. Plant positive ones!
You have control over your own beliefs. Choose wisely.
True power and empowerment ALWAYS comes from within.

01/16/2018

Fit at Any Age!
Join today’s show with celebrity trainer, Julie Diamond to inspire you to in your quest for health and wellness. At 53, Julie is a powerful role model for women of all ages through her inner strength and vulnerability.
You can find her on JulieDiamondFitness.com.

01/09/2018

David Harry Stewart is one of the Founders of Agei.st and is a role model as an Age Disruptor, with his work to place a new and vibrant frame around aging. David is a professional photographer, having worked with some of the top icons of our time and carries his gift of capturing the essence of one’s personality through his lens.
His Ageist Community is a powerful space of connection to share examples of people actively disrupting the aging process around the world. His Ageist Newsletter profiles men and women over 50 who are living outside the box while helping to expand the mindset and possibilities of life at midlife and beyond. You can find David’s work at Agei.st.

01/09/2018

Leona West is a certified Nutritionist and Herbalist who has maintained a successful functional medicine nutrition practice for over a decade. She has also been a natural health educator and public speaker on health, food and nutrition for over 20 years

Leona takes a food as medicine, whole body, and whole mind approach to health, favoring traditional modalities that consider the whole person coupled with cutting edge approaches in lab testing and diagnosis. She is excited to work with people who are ready to make a change in their health and in their life. She understands and has observed that even the simplest of food and lifestyle changes can make a significant and positive effect on how we feel in our body and mind and how it reflects in our entire lives.

She can be found at LeonaWest.com and will be serving as an expert on our Age Disruption team. Be on the lookout as Catherine will be sharing her experience in a year long Ultimate Age Disruption Experiment with Leona as her guide!

December 2017

12/12/2017

If you loved the grace, beauty and glamour of Natalie Wood while growing up, you don't want to miss this extra special live video podcast with her daughter, Natasha Wood. Natasha and her sisters have launched a beautiful fragrance in their Mother's honor, Natalie.
Natasha has carved her own unique indie path as an empowered entrepreneur who lives to honor the Mother she adored, Natalie Wood.
Join me and my guest co-host Carol Parker Walsh and stay tuned for a FIERCE fun filled show that may stir up some special memories Natalie Fragrance.

12/12/2017

If you're a woman at midlife with a desire to #BeHeard, you won't want to miss this live video podcast with the Founder and CEO of NetworkBe, Wendy Sweetmore.
She's a media disruptor and a master storyteller and who doesn't have a story in their hearts to share.
Join me and my fabulous cohost Carol Parker Walsh as we share Wendy's powerful story and journey to creating a special place to empower the voices of women NetworkBe

November 2017

11/28/2017

Catherine Grace O'Connell is joined by guest co-host David Harry Stewart in a fantastic conversation with Ben Winkler, photographer/creator of Faces of Silver. Ben is a true Renaissance Man speaking 5 languages and a career that includes a shared Nobel Peace Prize, architecture, design, photography, and island bartending! His work can be found on BenWinkler.com.

11/28/2017

Susan Honey Good joins Catherine and guest co-host David Harry Stewart for an outstanding show! Susan has an amazing blog and Facebook presence empowering women over 50. She talks about her life and growth and the happiness and satisfaction that she gets from interacting with so many amazing women in her Sisterhood. Susan's website is HoneyGood.com.

11/14/2017
11/14/2017

David Stewart founding partner  of AGEIST, award winning photographer of vibrant people generally over the age of 50!  “My first love, the one I will never abandon, is photography.”
agei.st

October 2017

10/31/2017

Charlie Albo and Donn Stewart come together with 2MEN2STYLES blog on their way to an empire. Check them out.
2men2styles.com
instagram.com/donnstewart
instagram.com/charliealbo

10/17/2017

Lucy Danziger founder of hintd hintd.com  A social shopping platform where users make lists of what they want, and discover recommendations from friends and influencers.  Your ultimate wish list of absolutely anything from anywhere.
twitter.com/LucyDanziger

10/03/2017

KENN GRAY - Award winning Palm Springs interior designer, TV personality and style guru.  The Art & Design Director for Style Fashion Week and the Exec VP of Cosa Salvaje Tequila.
kenngrayhome.com
instagram.com/kenngrayhome

September 2017

09/19/2017

Cheryl Hunter, two-time bestselling author and coach. Speaks on stages worldwide as well as on international news sources such as PBS CNN and Forbes. cherylhunter.com

09/05/2017

Sara Harvey, a Vedic Educator and the COO of the Chopra Center stops by and shares what it is like working side by side with Dr. Deepak Chopra.  WOW.  
chopra.com/bios/sara-harvey

August 2017

08/22/2017

DANNY DE LILLO, dannydelillo.com London born actor shares what he loves most…everything!  And we LOVE HIM!

 

Aug. 29th RADIO SHOW PODCAST

 

CAYTHA JENTIS, theotherfwordseries.com  Creator, Writer, Director and Executive Producer of The Other F Word Series.  This award winning independent filmmaker shares her 50 over 50 and so much more.

08/08/2017

Heidi Nazarudin from Lets Conquer The World In Style, Blogger-In-Chief at The Ambitionista & Bosslady at Marque Media.  She is the LA girl on the go go go!!!  Don’t miss this show.

 

instagram.com/theambitionista

 

July 2017

07/25/2017

Catherine Grace O and Kathy Kaehler dish about Fierce50 launch party with one of their favorite bloggers Karen Brooks
instagram.com/wearwithpassion
wearwithpassion.com

07/10/2017

Christie Hefner, Former Playboy Enterprises Inc, CEO and Chairman of Hatch shares her continual and powerful story of reinvention from mid life and beyond.

hatchbeauty.com

07/03/2017

From the world of fashion Super Models Nancy Donahue nancydonahue.com and Kelly Emberg kellyemberg.com

Nancy took the modeling world by storm in the late 70’s. She shares her extraordinary life in front of the camera, her dedication to fitness as a health professional and the creation of Belle Core.  Kelly, known for her appearances in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues and countless advertising campaigns.  Today she  dedicates her time with her family and growing her food as The Model Gardener. kellyemberg.com

 

June 2017

06/20/2017

Cat and Kaehler kick off their debut video show featuring an exclusive interview with popstar/antibullying advocate/UN Ambassador Meredith O'Connor and Director/Producer Illyssa Goodman to announce a true Cinderella Story on Meredith's life!