Don't Tell Me What To Do

Don't Tell Me What To Do

www.donttellmewhattodopodcast.com
Many stories of success start with the moment that precipitated future greatness and jumps to the end. But what happens in the middle? What led to a new direction? How do you navigate all the advice — internally and externally — that comes during a huge life change? Don’t Tell Me What To Do will dive into those conversations about pivoting from the advice you’re given and charting your own path.


Recapping Season 1 & Looking Ahead to Season 2
May 29 • 25 min
In today’s episode Amy and Jori reflect on season one of the podcast. We delve back into the moment that kicked off this adventure and what we set out to do together. We share our favorite moments of the season and what we learned from our amazing guests.…
Forging A New Path in Living With Chronic Illness
May 14 • 30 min
What happens when you’re diagnosed with a chronic illness and medicine just isn’t working? In this episode we talk with Carly Brawner, a health coach and wellness advocate based in Austin Texas. We talk about what happened after she was diagnosed with…
What To Do Next After a Breakdown-Breakthrough Moment
May 7 • 34 min
In this episode, we’re serving up real talk on anxiety and depression with Seattle strength and fitness coach Anna Clausen Williams. We talk about Anna’s “breakdown-breakthrough moment” during a yoga class that precipitated her decision to leave her…
Reframing The Narrative On Women And Physical Weakness
Apr 30 • 33 min
Dr. Ellie Somers, founder of SISU Sports Performance and Physical Therapy, is working to reframe the narratives that women hear around healthcare and injury prevention. She’s bucking the traditional medical system by listening and empowering her clients…
Confessions of an Unemployed CEO
Apr 23 • 28 min
In this episode we dive into the messy middle of what happens after you sell a company and don’t know what happens next. Last November, tech entrepreneur Kristen Hamilton sold her latest company. As the funds crossed the wire, she shut her laptop and…
Bringing Black Girl Magic to Wellness
Apr 16 • 31 min
What happens when you look around on your social media feed and see no one that looks like you? Shouldn’t someone do something about that? For Lestraundra Alfred, it was a moment where she realized that someone was her. After building her online community…
Navigate Anxiety & Depression by Telling Fear to F*ck Off
Apr 9 • 41 min
Building a strong community in a 24/7 always on, frenetic world isn’t easy. For Molly Kieland, creating a family that combined her love of strength training and a community that relentlessly supported each other was exactly what she needed to do at a time…
Ignoring Your Inner Critic
Apr 2 • 33 min
Sometimes the hardest advice to ignore is our own. Those internal voices that try to guide us in a different direction than we know is right for us. But when we push away our fears and insecurities, we can actually hear the true voices that matter and…
That Time You Ignored Your Family’s Advice
Mar 26 • 35 min
When the people we love the most give us advice, it’s pretty dang hard to ignore — especially when it comes to family. In this episode we meet Jen Hope, executive coach and badass fitness lady. Her “Don’t Tell Me What To Do” story spanned a decade of…
Finding Your YES
Mar 19 • 49 min
We’ve all had the feeling that others want to put us in a box — the mom box, the career woman box, the friend box and more. What happens when you don’t fit perfectly into that box? Today we talk with Samantha Willing, an HR professional turned freelance…
PILOT: Don’t Tell Me What To Do
Mar 18 • 2 min
Today we’re launching a new podcast: Don’t Tell Me What To Do, brought to you by Seattleite 30somethings — Jori Saeger and Amy Kugler. Many stories of success start with the moment that precipitated future greatness and jumps to the end. But what happens…