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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 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
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.
We are delighted to welcome bankruptcy experts, JULIE TEICHER and LISA MULLEN, this month on Smart Women Talk Radio.Julie, Lisa, and Katana will discuss :•The types of bankruptcies that are available for businesses.•The types of bankruptcies that are available for individuals.•How having knowledge about bankruptcy can assist you in making financial decisions going forward.Julie Teicher specializes in Creditor’s Rights, Bankruptcy and Insolvency matters, with particular emphasis on business-related insolvency and bankruptcy. Her clients include debtors, creditors, receivers, purchasers and parties in interest in bankruptcy and receivership matters in both state and federal courts. Julie is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Federal Bar Association. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers® and was named Best Layers® Detroit Lawyer of the Year for 2019 in Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization, as well as being recognized as a Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent lawyer. In March 2019, Julie will be inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. Lisa Mullen has been a Staff Attorney for the Chapter 13 Trustee, David Wm. Ruskin for the last 16 years. Prior to becoming a Staff Attorney, her practice consisted primarily of the representation of both debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy cases. She is a frequent speaker on bankruptcy topics and is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the NACTT Mortgage Committee, the Local Bankruptcy Rules Advisory Chapter 13 Subcommittee and the Consumer Bankruptcy Association, where she previously served on the Board of Directors.
We are delighted to welcome health and wellness expert, AMBER BODILY, this month on Smart Women Talk Radio.Amber and Katana will discuss :•Quick and easy foods that will fuel the busy woman.•The importance of "filling our own well" in order to quench the thirst of others. •The ways health can either empower or de-power your life.Amber Bodily is a sought-after medical intuitive who has helped tens of thousands of people to regain their optimal health. She is a Master FootZonologist and Instructor, Master Herbalist and Certified Aromatherapist. Along with an extensive understanding of the human body, her keen intuition pinpoints the root cause of symptoms & illness. Amber is a triathlete with three beautiful sons. She loves great food, the power of essential oils, and studying the fascinating human body. Her passion and greatest desire is to empower you to heal and thrive not only physically, but also emotionally and spiritually.To Learn more about Amber, go to
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