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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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How the SECURE and CARES Acts Changed Retirement Distribution OptionsJoin Denise and Katana as they discuss:• How the SECURE Act changed distribution options for inherited retirement accounts.• Ways to identify who is eligible for COVID-19-related distribution.• Strategies for understanding the changes made to the Required Minimum Distribution rules for 2020.Denise Appleby is CEO of Appleby Retirement Consulting Inc., a firm that provides IRA tools and resources for financial, tax and legal professionals. She has over 20 years of experience in the retirement plans field, which includes providing training and technical consultation. Denise writes and publishes quick reference guides, booklets, and marketing tools for advisors. She has also co-authored several books. Denise is a graduate of The John Marshall Law School, where she obtained a Master of Jurisprudence in Employee Benefits and has earned 5 professional designations in the field of retirement account rules and regulations.Visit to learn more about Denise
Join Kathy Caprino and Katana Abbott as they discuss:- Why women need more bravery and power to make the difference they long to make.- The 7 most damaging power gaps that prevent women from thriving at work and what contributes to how they were formed.- The first step to take if you want to make more of an impact today, and leverage your talents in more fulfilling, rewarding and successful ways.
Join Katie and Katana as they discuss:•How being lit up and turned on in your life and business changes everything for the better.•Why Radical Self Care is a "must" in leadership.•Why it’s finally time to stop being the best kept secret and how to be the leader you know you are. Katie Macks is a leadership trainer and coach for entrepreneurs and business leaders who are committed to changing the way they relate, which therefore changes the way they lead. Katie is a maverick leader who joyfully challenges the status quo. She’s changing the face of leadership by pivoting from the outdated patriarchal model – and its structure of “power over” – to a new paradigm of leadership that focuses on “power with.” Katie’s work is based in emotional intelligence, vulnerability, clarity, collaboration and courageous communication which is revolutionizing the way business gets done. To learn more about Katie, go to
We are excited to welcome the Chairman of Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program, Lewis Schiff, this month on Smart Women Talk Radio.Lewis and Katana will discuss :- Examples of business models that are well-positioned for post-COVID. - Why capital likes the new business model.-Why the new entrepreneurs are treated better in the new business models.Lewis Schiff is the Chairman of the Board of Experts for Birthing of Giants Fellowship Program. He is the executive director of Moonshots and Moneymakers, the Oxford Innovation Conference for American Entrepreneurs. He is the author of 4 books on success and has built two start-ups that were sold to publicly traded companies.To learn more about Lewis, go to
We are thrilled to welcome Founder, 1 Vision Advisors, LLC, Leadership Team Coach and EOS Implementer™, Mike Gruley, this month on Smart Women Talk Radio.Mike and Katana will discuss :- Establishing calm, clarity, and confidence to enable a move forward toward greater things. - How reality leads to optimism.- How COVID-19 is an opportunity when you choose to see it as such.Mike Gruley, is a serial entrepreneur and has built several businesses from start-up to national scale. He likes to tell people that after graduating college, he got a 35-year post graduate degree in entrepreneurship. Mike is a leadership team coach and guide, and an EOS Implementer™. He works with privately-owned businesses whose owners and leaders have built highly successful companies but that success has created chaos and stress.To learn more about Mike, go to
Finding the best exercise program for YOU!The most important exercise for women … and why.The nutrition habit most women miss and how it can lead to bone and muscle loss and cause cravings.
Join Bridgit and Katana as they discuss:-How toxins interfere with your hormones. -Chemicals that cause weight gain.-Ways to determine if you have mold toxicity.
How to determine if you should write a book.The four things to clarify BEFORE you write a book.Ways to get into a state of creativity.
We are excited to welcome career transition and business development specialist, Dolly Garlo, to Smart Women Talk Radio.Join Dolly and Katana as they discuss:How science and law support creating your exceptional life.What it takes to truly ‘have it all’ and the one thing that stops us.The importance of doing your great work.Dolly Garlo is a first generation American nurse attorney, and professional coach. As a Career Transition and Business Development Strategist, she helps clients discover and express their unique brilliance through work they love, along with full lives they truly enjoy. Her program, Masterful Life Redesign, provides a system, resources, and coaching to make it all happen faster and easier. Dolly knows the path well. She sold her successful (conflict and stress-filled) healthcare law firm and left active practice in her mid-40’s for her own ideal work and life including a happy marriage, fitness, travel, environmental advocacy, and philanthropy.To learn more about Dolly, go to
Join Katana as she welcomes Alba Contreras Rodriguez to Smart Women Talk Radio Katana and Alba will discuss:•The importance of self as the foundation to achieve goals.•Challenges women face when trying to discover their SELF and how to overcome them.•Ways to assess where you are so you can reflect on improvement.Alba Contreras Rodriguez is owner and president of FonS (Focus on Solution), LLC. FonS provides executive coaching and operations consulting across automotive, healthcare, technology, government, banking, utilities, and non-profit. She works with leaders and organizations to excel and enable digital transformation, focused on human readiness for technology adoption. Alba spent her career in Ford Motor Company, General Motors, and KPMG management consulting; gaining extensive international and global experience. Alba has served on non-profit boards and has founded and co-chaired programs for women and minorities.
Why fostering diversity and inclusion is elemental to effective leadership and to building a good society.The key principles to foster multicultural leadership in your organization or leadership practices.The role women play in making connections and cultivating a more inclusive society.
Join Ann and Katana as they discuss:•How to decide if retiring abroad is for you.•Ways to find the perfect place to retire.•Strategies for adapting to a new culture.
Join Katana and guest host, Chris Lewandowski-Freer, as they discuss:•How to know when to retire.•Ways to determine how much you'll need for retirement.•How an encore career can be the perfect solution!
We are thrilled to welcome CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, financial therapist, and author, LUNA JAFFE, this month on Smart Women Talk Radio.Luna and Katana will discuss :Why you are not broken when it comes to money. How to become masterful with money.Strategies for how you can change your world.Luna Jaffe never bought the common notion that one must sacrifice passion or forfeit creativity to get serious about money. As a Certified Financial Planner and psychotherapist, Luna strongly believes that true wealth embraces your values, not just the numbers on your ledger. Entrepreneurial from a young age, Luna was the president of her own wearable art company, LunaSilks, at 23. She owns Lunaria Financial in Portland, Oregon, and is the award-winning author of Wild Money: A Creative Journey to Financial Wisdom. She is also the CEO and co-owner of Sacred Money Studios, a retail location dedicated to financial education, community and empowerment. Luna offers security and advisory services through KMS Financial Services, Inc. To learn more about Luna, go to
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 :The 5 biggest money mistakes women make and how to avoid them.How clarity leads to confidence.Simple steps to improve your financial situation NOW! Katana Abbott, CFP®, is a Retirement Coach, founder of the Smart Women Companies, and the host Smart Women Talk Radio with over a million subscribers. For over 30 years, Katana has shown women how to take charge of their life and finances and believes it's never too early to plan for expected and unexpected events like retirement, encore careers, moving abroad, or preparing for long-term care. She has written several books, created a financial literacy course, and is a popular speaker. Katana has been honored by NAWBO as one of Detroit's Top 10 Business Women, receiving the Breakthrough Award. To learn more about Katana, go to
We are delighted to welcome six-time best-selling author, RUTH KLEIN, this month on Smart Women Talk Radio.Join Ruth and Katana as they discuss :The formula for living in the Miracle Field.Why the best time of your life starts NOW!How to tell if you're a part of the Generation Why Not®?Ruth Klein is one of the most creative Integrative Brand Strategists and Productivity Coaches for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Authors and Professionals today. She is the president of the award-winning firm, Expert Celebrity™ Branding, a results-oriented performance strategic branding and marketing firm. Ruth helps experts, authors & entrepreneurs to become Expert Celebrities™ through the process of writing, launching & marketing their books & businesses.To learn more about Ruth, go to
We are excited to welcome Attorney and Author, DANIELLE MAYORAS, this month on Smart Women Talk Radio.Join Danielle and Katana as they discuss :The reasons you need to work with an elder law attorney instead of estate attorney.How to protect your family and your assets during estate planningWays to protect your assets from long-term care costs.Danielle Mayoras is an estate, elder law, and special needs attorney who is passionate about helping people plan for future generations. She applies her knowledge and experience to help clients across the country and is a trusted advisor to celebrity and high-profile heirs. Danielle is the author of the best-selling book, Trial & Heirs: Famous Fortune Fights! and host of the TV show Fortune Fights. She is also a dynamic keynote speaker who delights audiences across the country. Danielle lends her expertise and analysis to hundreds of media sources, including ABC News, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, among many others. She has appeared on the Rachael Ray Show, CNN, NBC Nightly News, and FOX and NBC affiliates. To learn more about Danielle, go to and
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
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