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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 Renée and Katana as they discuss:• The rituals to switch gears to get in sync with your partner and family in order to have deeper love.• The powerful influence of your tone of voice & body language.• How to align the “parts” of you that may be sabotaging your success & your LOVE life!Renée Piane, the Love Designer & Relationship Reinvention expert, is a master at connecting people and one of the top influencers in the love industry. She works with high powered executives and celebrities who are looking for their ultimate match or are going through transitions in their relationships. Her books Get Real about Love and Love Mechanics have transformed many lives. As the pioneer of Rapid Dating/Networking, Renée matched thousands of people for love and business over the last thirty years. She was featured on CNN, NBC, ABC, The Today Show, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times & The New York Times.To learn more about Renée, visit
How to Eliminate Beliefs That Prevent You from Loving Yourself with Shelly LefkoeJoin Shelly and Katana discuss:• Why beliefs block change.• The unlearning principle: The reason anything we learn doesn't have to last forever.• How to unlearn a belief in 30 minutes.Shelly Lefkoe is co-founder and President of the Lefkoe Institute, and the founder and Parenting the Lefkoeway. She has personally worked with thousands of individuals from around the world. Using The Lefkoe Method she has helped these people eliminate issues as serious as eating disorders, phobias and depression as well as everyday problems like procrastination, shyness, fear of public speaking and the inability to form healthy relationships. Shelly is a speaker, workshop leader, and author of Parenting the Lefkoe Way.To learn more about Shelly, visit
Join Christy and Katana as they discuss:- What the Principle of Alignment is, how to do it, and why it is important.- The 5 common obstacles that stop you from manifesting your desires – and the secret to overcoming them all.- What energy mastery has to do with manifesting physical things.Christy Whitman is a Transformational Leader, Celebrity Coach and Law of Attraction expert, as well as the two-time New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Having It All and Taming Your Alpha Bitch. She is also the author of the international bestseller Quantum Success. Her forthcoming book The Desire Factor will be released April 21, 2021. Christy has appeared on the news, The Today Show, The Morning Show, Ted X, and The Hallmark Channel and her work has been featured in the media in various publications. She’s been featured in Goalcast, People Magazine, Seventeen, Woman’s Day, Hollywood Life, and Teen Vogue, to name a few.To learn more about Christy, visit
Join Beth and Katana discuss:• Why ditching Keto, intermittent fasting, and other popular diets is the only way to sustainable weight loss.• How reprogramming your relationship with food and body changes everything.• Why eating without restriction helps you feel body freedom.Beth Basham, MS, RD, LD is a Food Freedom Coach and Registered Dietitian with over 15 years of experience helping women achieve long-lasting success with their health goals and peace within their bodies.To learn more about Beth,visit
What is the #1 block that prevents miracles from showing up in your life. How you can be open to the happiness, love, and miracles you want. The key to raising your “desirability set-point” in order to live in the miracle zone.Marci Shimoff is a #1 NY Times bestselling author, a world-renowned transformational teacher, and an expert on happiness, success and unconditional love. Her NY Times bestselling books Happy for No Reason, Love for No Reason and six titles in the Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul series have sold more than 16 million copies and are translated in 33 languages. She’s also a featured teacher in The Secret and narrator of the award-winning movie, Happy. She currently co-leads a global online program called Your Year of Miracles to help people live more miraculous lives.To learn more about Marci, visit
Tune in as Ruth and Katana discuss:- How momentum strategies can easily become marketing strategies.- How to use your inspired action to gain momentum that is sustainable.- How the physics of momentum applies to business success.Ruth Klein is an internationally known Brand Strategist, Best-Selling Author of 7 books, Speaker and Expert Celebrity™ Branding maven for leaders, CEO’s and entrepreneurs. She has appeared in O: The Oprah Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, CNBC, FOX, CBS, ABC, NBC as well as dozens of other media. Ruth works with experts, conscious leaders and c-suite executives to help them become highly visible as thought leaders in their industry. She helps them create lucrative businesses and powerful personal brands, by honing their message and communicating it through writing books, signature speeches and purpose-driven brands. In 2019, Ruth launched her Generation Why Not® Podcast. You can subscribe on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Tune-in, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, Spreaker, and is also available on Alexa.To learn more about Ruth, visit
Join Tina Abbate Marzolf and Katana as they discuss:Why caregivers’ health matters.The rainbow of respite resources.Safe out of home respite options. Tina Abbate Marzolf has dedicated her professional career to the development of programs and services that support older adults, adults with disabilities, and family caregivers. While working as a Community Planner for Area Agency on Aging, she began a partnership with the Founder of American House in 1995, when she spearheaded a federal Department of Housing and Urban Development program called the Michigan Model for Affordable Assisted Housing. Tina continues her work as a Corporate Strategist with American House Senior Living Communities and President of the non-profit American House Foundation.
The Long-Term Care CrisisJoin Cathy Sikorski and Katana as they discuss: Why it’s important to get caregiving documents in order. How to make a plan if Long-Term Care becomes a part of your life. The importance of having your lawyer and financial advisor work together.Cathy Sikorski is an Elder Law attorney but has expanded her career to become a speaker, author and media guest to unravel the complex problems of caregiving and aging. As a caregiver for 8 different people, Cathy used her experience to author two books. Her last book Who Moved My Teeth? Preparing for Self, Loved Ones and Caregiving is a practical and legal guide that premiered as #1 on Amazon. Her first book, released by Humor Outcasts Press, Showering with Nana: Confessions of a Serial (killer) Caregiver, is a hilarious memoir. Cathy also has a blog, “You just have to Laugh,…where Caregiving is Comedy” at
Join Katana and the leading authority on women and wealth, Barbara Huson, as they discuss:- What is wealth.- Three easy steps to take to get smart and smarter about money.- How wealth is created.
Join Katana and New Retirement author and motivational speaker, Jeri Sedlar as they discuss:- How to make the most of your time.- Strategies to identify what drives you.- Ways to use your drivers to discover new possibilities.
The Four Pillars of the New RetirementJoin Maddy and Katana as they discuss:• How the new retirement is being defined as “a whole new chapter of life."• The holistic framework for living well in the new retirement.• The effect of COVID-19 on retirement.Maddy Dychtwald is the Co-Founder of Age Wave, the world’s leader in understanding and addressing the far-reaching impacts of our aging population. Recently recognized by Forbes as one of the top fifty female futurists globally, Maddy Dychtwald has been deeply involved in exploring all aspects of the age wave and how it’s transforming the marketplace, the workplace, our world, and our lives for more than 30 years. Along the way, she has become an internationally acclaimed author, public speaker, Wall Street Journal blogger, and thought leader on longevity, aging, the new retirement, and the ascent of women.Visit to learn more about Maddy.
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
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