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Your energy, beliefs, and support systems will often affect your ability to attract vibrant wealth, health, and happiness into your life. Host, Katana Abbott, CFP®, founder of the Smart Women Companies is here to address cutting-edge topics and bring you bestselling authors and thought-leaders, so you can live with more purpose, passion, and prosperity!

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Join Annalee and Katana as they discuss :The true toll of caregiving without a plan.What an aging plan is and why it is important to have one.Ways to avoid caregiver burnout.Annalee Kruger worked as a social worker in long-term care for over 18 years. She had families coming to tour who were blindsided by a medical crisis every day. Often, their loved one was in the hospital and the family was told to ”find a facility by noon tomorrow.” Nearly every family had NO idea what their loved one already had in place for a plan, what their resources or insurance was, if they had their medical/financial directives in place, and they had NO idea what to look for and ask about during the tour. In 2011 Annalee built Care Right to help families across the country TALK about what is in place, what is working well, what is not working well, and develop an Aging plan PROACTIVELY. To learn more about Annalee, go to
We are delighted to share Master Certified Leadership and Performance Coach, SARAH PAPP, this month on Smart Women Talk Radio.Join Sarah and Katana as they discuss :•Why ease is important in creating a happy life.•Breaking the myth about effort, struggle, and sacrifice.•The formula for creating ease.Sarah Papp is a Master Certified Coach with a BA in Sociology from Sarah Lawrence College. She is the creator of the program, Unstoppable Ease, publisher of Ease magazine, and is on a mission to help women leaders stop hustling and instead lead with heart and live with ease. To learn more about Sarah, go to
We are excited to welcome Midlife Courage Coach, SHEREE CLARK, this month on Smart Women Talk Radio.Join us as Sheree and Katana discuss :•How to get in touch with what you actually want next.•The very first step that precedes all acts of courage.•Practical tips for facing down fear.Sheree Clark is a Midlife Courage Coach, TV show host, inspiring speaker and accomplished author. Sheree has written and presented on topics ranging from finding your passion to overcoming career burnout. She appears in a weekly segment on KCWI channel 23 called Fork in the Road with Sheree Clark, while maintaining a busy practice coaching clients one-on-one and in groups on creating an authentically fulfilling life. In her personal time, Sheree and her cat Lotus work on their yoga poses.To learn more about Sheree, go to
We are delighted to welcome the founder of Feminine Mastery, host of Feminine Shift Podcast, and author CYNDIE SILBERT, this month on Smart Women Talk Radio.Cyndie and Katana will discuss how to :•Discover the feminine way to attract abundance.•Prosper and flourish with Feminine Mastery.•Deepen your connect with yourself and money.Cyndie Silbert is your host for the Feminine Shift Podcast and founder of Feminine Mastery. She is the creator of the Feminine Mastery Archetypes, and author of True Calling, Awaken the Power of Your True Self. She has mentored women for more than 10 years through online programs, private mentoring, events and her Maui women’s retreat. Cyndie’s transformational body of work centers around her five original feminine mastery archetypes – the Chameleon, Butterfly, Dragonfly, Hummingbird and Honeybee AND the three feminine shifts of Feminine Freedom, Feminine Power and Feminine Mastery. She designed Feminine Mastery as a path that guides a woman to flourish in the new feminine paradigm by becoming expressed, embodied and exalted as the woman she was born to be. Cyndie has grown Feminine Mastery into a global community and is extending Feminine Mastery’s presence overseas through upcoming events in 2019 including her signature women’s retreat on Maui.Begin your feminine shift by taking the Archetype Quiz and discovering the Blueprint for the woman you were born to be.
We are excited to welcome CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and retirement coach, KATANA ABBOTT, this month on Smart Women Talk Radio.Katana and guest host, Chris Lewandowski-Freer, will discuss :•Why you want to retire to something -- not from something.•How to create a midlife millionaire lifestyle without a million in the bank. •The 5 biggest mistakes women make with their retirement.Katana Abbott, is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL ADVISOR™ professional and Retirement Coach. She began her financial planning career over 30 years ago because of her personal experiences with financial abuse, death, disability, divorce, and caregiving. Today, she teaches women to create a secure and wealthy retirement lifestyle by taking charge of their finances, getting organized and preparing for expected and unexpected life events. Katana is an author, inspirational speaker, and the host of Smart Women Talk Radio. She is the founder of the Designated Caregiver® program and the Smart Women Companies™.
Debbie and Katana will discuss :•How to get clear on what you actually want in your career and how you’re going to achieve it.•Tools to make the right choices for focus, productivity, and momentum.•How to build the community that will help you get to where you want to go in your career because success doesn’t happen in a vacuum.Debbie Peterson helps professionals get extreme clarity on what it takes to create career success on their terms! As a business keynote speaker, author, trainer, and coach, she helps organizations fill their leadership pipeline with high potential talent that reaches for and realizes success by harnessing the power of their thoughts.To Learn more about Debbie, go to Getting to Clarity.
We are excited to welcome author, DR. CATHERINE SANDERSON, this month on Smart Women Talk Radio.Dr. Sanderson and guest host, Christ Lewandowski-Freer, will discuss :•The link between longevity and a clear and positive mindset.•Ways to gain clarity and become more positive.•The impact of clarity positivity on our health.Dr. Catherine Sanderson is the Manwell Family Professor in Life Sciences (Psychology) at Amherst College. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a specialization in Health and Development, from Stanford University, and received both masters and doctoral degrees in psychology from Princeton University. Professor Sanderson’s research examines how personality and social variables influence health-related behaviors such as safer sex and disordered eating, the development of persuasive messages and interventions to prevent unhealthy behavior, and the predictors of relationship satisfaction.
We are delighted to welcome author, career coach, speaker, KATHRYN SOLLMANN, this month on Smart Women Talk Radio.Join us as Kathryn and guest host, Chris Lewandowski, discuss:•Why women should ALWAYS work in some flexible way for long-term financial security.•Asserting your own brand of ambition and “leaning in between.”•How and where to find the six different kinds of flexwork. Kathryn Sollmann has created and led hundreds of conferences and workshops that help women sustain and advance careers as they blend work and life. She is a frequent media resource on women’s work vs. family issues, active participation in long-term financial security, and encouraging all women to be creative, realistic and unstoppable when it comes to blending work and life. Kathryn is a mother of two adult daughters, and she has worked non-stop since age 16. She coaches women with insights from her own flexible work experience—as a full-time and part-time employee, a business owner, a marketing consultant, a telecommuter, a freelancer and a recruiter.
We are excited to welcome retirement coach, columnist, and author, NANCY COLLAMER, to Smart Women Talk Radio this month. Nancy and Katana will discuss:•The three steps to design a Second Act .•Why it pays to plan for your Second Act.•Fun ideas for creating your Second Act.Nancy Collamer is a semi-retirement expert and the author of Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit From Your Passions During Semi-Retirement. She writes a monthly blog on work and purpose for, a PBS site for people 50+, and She also publishes a free bi-monthly newsletter about second-act careers through her website. Nancy has been in private practice since 1996, and she holds a MS in career development from the College of New Rochelle and a BA in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.To Learn more about Nancy, go to
“Managing Credit, Debt, and Bankruptcy” with LYNNETTE KHALFANI-COXWe are delighted to welcome The Money Coach®, LYNNETTE KHALFANI-COX, this month on Smart Women Talk Radio.Lynnette and Chris will discuss :•Ways to effectively manage credit•Identifying when debt is too much and the difference between good debt vs. bad debt.•What to do when bankruptcy is your only feasible option.Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®, is a personal finance expert, television and radio personality, and the author of 12 books, including the New York Times bestseller Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom. Lynnette is a former financial news journalist, who now teaches individuals nationwide how to better manage their finances. She has appeared on hundreds of TV programs, including Oprah, The Talk, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, The Steve Harvey Show, Good Morning America, The Today Show and more. She is the CEO and co-founder of, a free financial education site. In 2017, Lynnette launched a video-based learning platform called Money Coach University.
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