Surviving to Thriving: A Podcast for Women

Surviving to Thriving: A Podcast for Women

Are you a woman that is ready to start a new chapter and not sure where to even begin? On the Surviving to Thriving weekly podcast, host and expert career coach, speaker and trainer Jennessa Durrani gives you strategies and frameworks to put into immediate practice to move you out of survival mode and into a life that is thriving. A life where you are doing work in the world that you LOVE and getting paid your value to do it. Since 2017, Jennessa has empowered countless women to design lives they love using her proven Life by Design and ignitHER signature programs all with the mission to help every woman on Earth carve out a role they adore! Her audiences benefit from her extensive business background and creative flair. And they can’t help but have fun along the way, as Jennessa lends her positive personality, exceptional humor, and high energy to every engagement. You’ll love her down-to-earth advice and storytelling as she takes you on your journey to YOU!


April 14, 2024 31 mins

"Self-regulation is not self- control. In fact, self-regulation is what makes self-control possible."

Welcome back to Surviving to Thriving! In this enlightening episode, we're joined by Jessica Addeo, a former pediatric occupational therapist turned nervous system coach for women. I explore Jessica's journey from pediatric OT to empowering women in navigating the challenges of motherhood through nervou...

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"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, you're right." -Henry Ford

Welcome back to Surviving to Thriving! In this new episode, we're diving into the powerful world of single belief change—an NLP modality that allows us to replace limiting beliefs with affirming ones. I will explore the origins of limiting beliefs, their impact on our lives, and how single belief change can liberate us f...

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"Trauma creates change you don't choose. Healing is about creating change you do choose." -Michelle Rosenthal

Welcome back to Surviving to Thriving! In this first interview (and hopefully not my last) episode, we're joined by Dr. Colleen Norris, a visionary chiropractor and intuitive healer. I delve into Dr. Norris's personal journey from trauma to thriving, exploring her unique approach to wellnes...

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"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.” — Wayne Gretzky

Welcome to a special milestone episode of Surviving to Thriving! In this celebratory 100th episode, we're diving into the world of risk-taking. I share six inspiring case studies from clients who dared to step out of their comfort zones and reap the rewards of their bravery.

Join us on the Surviving to Thriving podcast, as we explore:

  • The courage...
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"Be grateful for triggers. They point you to where you aren't free."

Welcome back to Surviving to Thriving! In this episode, we're diving into the complexity of triggers—the situations, emotions, and reactions that shape our responses. I explore a systematic approach to understanding and managing triggers, empowering listeners to reclaim control of their reactions.

Join us as we explore:

  • Identifying t...
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"Love your whole entire life, you created it."

Welcome back to Surviving to Thriving! In this week's episode, we're diving into the concept of embracing our entire lives—not just the highlight reel, but all the nooks, crannies, and under utilized parts as well. I draw on the analogy of a house with unused rooms to illustrate the importance of finding balance and alignment in every aspect of our lives.


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"You don't have to get it perfect, you just have to get it going."

Ever find yourself endlessly aiming but never firing? In this episode of Surviving to Thriving, we're flipping the script on the "Ready, Aim, Fire" paradigm. I share my own eye-opening archery mishap to illustrate why it's time to fire before we're perfectly ready.

Tune in to this episode of Surviving to Thriving, as w...

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"Transferable skills turn your past experience into your future asset." Hana Dhanji

It does not matter if you have been with the same company for 10 years or 25, or have taken a hiatus and are wanting to return to work. Changing direction can be daunting. We become experts at what we've been doing for so long, that we no longer see the value in our experience and our talents. We find it hard to see how we ca...

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"HOW does not have a place at the table when we are in dream mode." -Jennessa Durrani

Have you ever been walking down the street and all of a sudden you trip…over nothing? You look down sure you will see a hole, rock, or a crack in the sidewalk, and there is nothing. That can be what life feels like at times. We are just walking towards our goal, minding our own business, when we get stuck. When we trip over an i...

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"Before everything else, getting ready is the secret to success." -Henry Ford

One of the most heard quotes from the women in my world is, "Jennessa, I'm not ready...not yet." I'm sure you can relate. There is likely something that you've been batting around in the back of your mind that you are going to "take on", but right now you just aren't ready. The thing is that we do...

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To change our circumstances, we need to change our story: edit it, modify it, or completely rewrite it. ” --Harold R. Johnson

As Harold R. Johnson said, "We are all story. We are the stories we are told and we are the stories we tell ourselves." Now who doesn't love a good story. An origin story. A comeback story. A harrowing tale. But when these stories become so engrained. So much a part of us that we can...

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Are you a woman that is ready to start a new chapter and not sure where to even begin? Then you are in the right place my friend.

Welcome to Surviving To Thriving, the weekly podcast for women ready to move beyond just getting by and into the realm of thriving. I'm Jennessa Durrani, a life coach who's empowered countless women to design lives they truly love. And my mission to help every woman on earth carve out a role the...

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“Once the subconscious mind accepts an idea, it begins to execute it.” --Joseph Murphy

Your subconscious mind is your secret weapon, but if you don’t understand how she ticks, she could be your Achilles tendon. Today I want to share with you some of the amazing things that the subconscious mind is capable of and how you can leverage her amazingness to actually get what you want. Once you are on the same page, you are unsto...

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"It's not the mountain that we conquer, but ourselves." -Edmund Hillary

Our words, thoughts and images do not describe our reality, they are creating it. Read that again. Let it sink in. Our state of mind, our thoughts, our internal dialogue, the stories that we believe to be true about ourselves, is keeping us in our current reality.

The only way we can change our reality, is to change our thoughts...

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"No matter where you are from, your dreams are valid." -Lupita Nyong'O

I say that the women that I work with are at the intersection of oh crap and oh yeah. Oh yeah I am ready to pursue a new start (excited), but oh crap I don't know where to begin (terrified). Can you relate? I think this intersection is where the magic happens. Where you can play and dream. But only if you let yourself go there. Other...

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"Words and images do not describe our reality, they define it."

Do you find yourself feeling like nothing is going right? Life intervenes at every turn? We've been conditioned for years to be in busy mode. Making sure everyone is cared for. Every fire is put out. Every whim is attended to. We have been in effect of everyone and everything while we use busy as a badge of honor.

I've recently beg...

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"Celebrate endings for they precede new beginnings." Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happy New Year my friend! Everywhere you look this week is talking about starting fresh, starting over, clean slate. And I'm with you. I'm ready to start new, BUT let's celebrate the ending of 2023 FIRST. Even if you didn't feel like it, you've grown significantly over the past year. You have learned valuable less...

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December 25, 2023 24 mins

"Don't underestimate the power of a pause. It allows you to recharge and refocus."

We have been grinding for nearly 365 days to get to this place right here, right now. If you are like me you are torn between "I want to sleep for a year" and "I can't wait to put this year behind me and move forward." But our best bet is to lean into the pause. To give ourselves the space and time to ...

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“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” -Joseph Campbell

A few weeks ago, I started the episode with "When I met my husband in an AOL chat room..." and never told the whole story. I do love telling this story and I figured that it's the week before the holidays and you might just need a good story to keep you going while you are wrapping the 100th gift ...

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"Visualization is daydreaming with a purpose." -Bo Bennett

Throwing out ideas, initiatives and goals is the easy part. Getting them over the finish line is the near impossible part. I talk a lot about daily practices and actions and breaking big into little as tactical measures to help us succeed. They serve as the "push" we need to stay on the course. But they alone will not get us through the har...
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