That's a Hard No

That's a Hard No

That’s a Hard No is a podcast about saying no and setting boundaries – without feeling fear, guilt, or FOMO. Hosted by Heather Drago, a busy wife, mom, business owner, and cancer survivor, we talk about everything related to boundaries, and why it can feel so damn scary to set them. We meet all kinds of interesting people from different walks of life with various takes on the subject, and we look at what’s happening in our culture and how it all comes back, sometimes, to simply saying no. New episodes every Tuesday!

Episodes

April 16, 2024 42 mins
Meet SaCola Lehr is currently making waves in the real estate world, dedicated to helping individuals turn their dreams into reality. But that's not the extent of her expertise—SaCola is also the dynamic host of the empowering podcast, 'Work it, Live it, Own it!' Beyond her professional accomplishments, she takes on the roles of a loving wife and devoted fur baby momma, finding joy in the simple moments shared with her loved ones. ...
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Lianna Purjes, LCSW is a therapist and Empowerment Coach helping adult children of alcoholics master the tools and strategies needed to build healthy and long lasting relationships. Lianna has Masters degrees in Clinical Social Work and Education and over 15 years of experience helping clients improve their relationships. Key Takeaways [00:02:24] Setting boundaries with family [00:06:33] Adult children of alcoholics [00:11:21] Att...
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Star Hansen is a Certified Professional Organizer (CPO©) and Clutter Whisperer on a mission to help you banish your personal Clutter Monster, take control of your stuff, and create a life you’re truly proud of. She has appeared on over 30 TV shows, given a TEDx talk, and shared her fitted sheet folding secrets with Oprah & her fans. Her unique methodology has helped thousands of people get (and stay!) organized when nothing else wo...
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Tino Bvunzawabaya, founder of Black and Raww, a black man on the quest to change race and gender norms, dismantle stereotypes and demonstrate, teach, and develop ways to become allies in ways that support minorities of every basis. He is trying to create a new and diverse definition of what it means to be a black man. Listen in as we discuss the search for equality and equity in today's culture. Key Takeaways [00:03:06] Conversatio...
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Angela Melfi, CEO and Co-Founder of Threads Worldwide, joins us to discuss the importance of building community, setting boundaries around our purchases to be conscious consumers, and empowering women in business and their lives. Key Takeaways [00:04:52] Building a community around passion [00:09:35] Empowering women through community [00:15:44] Ethical fashion and fair trade [00:18:26] Women empowered through organization [00:27:0...
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Erin "Big" Diehl, is a Business Improv Edutainer, Failfluencer, and Professional Zoombie. Through a series of unrelated dares, Erin created improve it!, a unique professional development company rooted in improv comedy, that pushes leaders and teams to laugh, learn, play, and grow. She is also the proud host of The improve it! Podcast, which helps develop leaders and teams through play, improv and experiential learning. Key Takeaw...
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March 5, 2024 37 mins
Katie Jackson, owner of Fuel for Impact, personal trainer, health & wellness coach and mom Key Takeaways 80% of New Years resolutions have failed by end of February.  [00:02:24] Prioritizing self-care as a mom [00:05:57] Importance of having a system [00:10:24] Nutrition plans [00:16:18] Changing your eating habits [00:18:42] Self-care and balance [00:21:46] Obtaining your goals [00:26:05] Unbreakable energy [00:29:42] Change persp...
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February 27, 2024 43 mins
Marci Rossi is a Certified Alcohol-Free Coach, Success Coach, Mindset Coach, and NLP Practitioner who is passionate about helping women let go of limiting beliefs around alcohol and themselves so that they can create the lives they’ve always dreamed of. Listen in as we talk societal pressure and beliefs, when it's considered a problem, and how being sober can vastly improve your life. Key Takeaways [00:01:30] Alcohol abuse in soci...
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Jay Schwedelson is the founder of SubjectLine.com, the CEO of Outcome Media, and one of the top marketing thought leaders in the industry today. In this conversation we cover a lot of ground, including boundary setting as both humans and marketers, business ownership, marketing pet peeves, and oh yeah, we laugh a lot, too. Key Takeaways [00:01:31] Marketing and ethical boundaries [00:08:17] Boundaries in Email Marketing [00:11:30]...
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Chantal Landreville, certified relationship coach and author, who struggled with "having it all" and finding balance in love outside of all other life successes. She was thriving in her career, friendships, finances and more but couldn't seem to find her right match. Listen as she discusses finding joy in her relationships. Key Takeaways [00:03:40] Finding love and rejection [00:06:12] Dating trends for 2024 [00:10:28] Finding acti...
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This book club roundtable was spent discussing "Just Do Nothing: A Paradoxical Guide to Getting Out of Your Way" by Joanna Hardis. Friends and colleagues Jenn Prochaska, The Write Difference, and Jen Bauer, Joop Art Studio join us to discuss getting comfortable with distress and making changes. The Book: “Just Do Nothing” by Joanna Hardis Key Takeaways"I found myself whipping through this because I just found it very endearing and ...
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February 6, 2024 47 mins
Joanna Hardis, LISW-S, author of "Just Do Nothing" discusses how human beings can handle thoughts & thinking in productive and healthy ways by getting comfortable being uncomfortable. Joanna's expertise sheds light on how often we are avoidant of feelings or distress and ways that hinder us truly coping. "This is how you're going to f*ck up. These are all the ways you're going to mess up and what to do when that happens." [00:05:...
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January 30, 2024 42 mins
Ashley Jones, attorney and litigator that has made it her firm's mission to fight bullying at all levels throughout the judicial system. She is drawn to knowing right from wrong and ensuring that people are protected. Key Takeaways [00:05:37] Inequalities of the justice system [00:10:32] Institutionalized/Societal bullying [00:14:47] Police discretion and racial bias [00:19:01] The right to a trial [00:25:21] Bullying in a male-do...
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January 23, 2024 45 mins
 NoorJehan Tourte, a Senior VP brand strategist, Sports Illustrated Swim Search Finalist, and a young women's empowerment advocate thinks its more important to be respected than to be liked. She has made it her mission to get women excited about the prospect of falling on their faces, over and over, if it means they are making their one life on this earth count. With an MBA from Columbia University and an MPH from UCLA, she hopes t...
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January 16, 2024 40 mins
Trigger Warning: The following content may be difficult for some audiences - it includes child/infant/pregnancy loss, domestic violence, and parental abandonment.   Kate Rawlings: gym owner, professional CrossFit athlete, single mom, and women's coach joins us to talk about survival and recovery. After many extreme life hardships, including major physical injuries, profound grief, and an abusive marriage, Kate has come back in ful...
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Denise Heroux, The Ambitious Groomer, has been in the grooming industry since 1997, is an educator and speaker, and owns Awesome Paws Pet Salon; a Cleveland-based chain with 3 locations with active plans for expansion. While managing all locations and a staff of over 25 employees, she has learned the importance of setting boundaries to create a thriving business and healthy environment for her team and customers alike. She shares h...
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December 19, 2023 38 mins
Laura Thomas, a fitness coach who helps women overcome body image self-doubt and find their inner-strength. Owner of Laura Thomas Fitness, she is certified as a women's coaching specialist, online trainer, and pre- and postnatal coach. What we love about Laura, is that instead of focusing on inches, pounds, or other body measurements, she instead guides her clients on their personalized journeys towards building energy, stamina, bo...
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Dr. Cassandra LeClair, a Clinical Associate Professor at Texas A&M University, published author, TEDx speaker, and corporate communication coach joins us to discuss how to decipher our emotional history, unravel relational patterns, and communicate authentically. [00:02:06] Starting the journey of self-awareness [00:04:54] Forgiving our younger selves [00:09:05] Softening judgments and assumptions [00:11:41] Journaling as data col...
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December 5, 2023 41 mins
Jo Peters, an experienced leader, coach, and author, shares her insights on how to have it all without doing it all and emphasizes the importance of inner work in living the life of our dreams.   Key Takeaways [00:06:08] Struggling to set boundaries [00:09:29] Gaining confidence [00:13:06] Having it all without burnout [00:17:38] Understanding boundaries and inner child [00:22:08] Documenting progress and success [00:28:34] Feeling...
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November 28, 2023 47 mins
On today's episode, we sit down with Avery Thatcher, a wellness coach and content creator whose experience with burnout and chronic stress is truly inspirational. Tune in to hear about her incredible journey from her time as an ICU Nurse, how best to handle stress and burnout in your own life, and more. To learn more about Avery and her journey, visit becomingavery.com [00:03:47] Epic burnout experience [00:10:13] Redefining high ...
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