About the Show:
Do you often find yourself in a state of overwhelm trying to juggle all the roles you play in life: mother, wife, partner, career person, entrepreneur, designated daughter, best friend, and leader? The list really does go on and on, right?
Well, we created Smart Women Talk for you! Join us as we show you how to live your Perfect Life with more Purpose, Passion and Prosperity! Each week, we will be interviewing bestselling authors, coaches and thought leaders on today’s hottest topics! Many of our guests are also Contributing Experts in our online community called the Smart Women’s Prosperity Institute™.
- Are you doing what you love AND earning what you are worth?
- Have you created a new source for ongoing passive income for yourself?
- Do you wake up each day in a state of gratitude and joy ready to embrace life?
- Are you ready to make a meaningful difference in the world or create your legacy?
Your energy, beliefs and support system will often affect your ability to attract vibrant wealth, health and joy into your life. We are here to address the cutting edge topics and bring you the thought leaders live, every week, so you can live with more purpose, passion and prosperity. These are just a few of the topics that we will be addressing in the upcoming weeks, so be sure to check back regularly and we look forward to having you join us on Smart Women Talk Radio!
Katana Abbott knows firsthand the powers of an organized financial strategy. Rising from a life of poverty and adversity to one of abundance, Katana built a $100 million investment management business as a Certified Financial Planner. 2007, at the age of 48, Katana retired financially independent to pursue her dream of creating helping women create joyful and abundant lives. This evolved into the launch of the Smart Women’s Coaching Program, the free online global community where women learn, grow and connect. In 2008, Katana also founded the Smart Women’s Empowerment Program, a foundation that inspires and empowers women and girls with financial literacy and entrepreneurship.
Her vision was creating a community of smart women who would reach out to just one other woman in need and say, “Here take my hand I will show you the way!”
Vicky Trabosh is an executive coach, dynamic speaker, columnist, author and philanthropist. Through her broad corporate and entrepreneurial experience, her focus and energy enables people to reach their greatest goals and dreams. She co-founded the Itafari Foundation in 2005 to support the women of Rwanda. In all she does, her goal is to support people who want a life of success and significance. Her passion is communication and leadership, she brings humor, warmth and compelling challenges to those with whom she works. She knows and is a testament to the truth that ordinary people accomplish the extraordinary. She states, “To accomplish the extraordinary discover the essence of who you are.”
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As a contributing author, I am pleased to learn about each in the book. I recently listened to your teleseminar with Ruth. Fabulous and Genuine!
I wish you much success."
As a contributing author, I am pleased to learn about each in the book. I recently listened to your teleseminar with Ruth. Fabulous and Genuine!
I wish you much success."
Katana Abbott gives very real, hands on, practical advice for creating both prosperity and wealth. She gets to the root of your problems and develops strategies quickly, effectively and affordably. The real beauty is that she helps you transform using her personal experiences, wisdom and genuine compassion and passion for empowering women, so that you never feel ashamed or awkward for being open and truthful, even if you are in a financial or professional mess! If you are looking for a prosperity coach to put you on the right track, hire Katana Abbot today! "
I do use the tools, especially the expenses/income sheets and try to simplify my life. I listen to your shows and discover every time new things, positive approaches."
"If you are ready to quickly and effectively leave disempowering beliefs behind, a private Money Personality Breakthrough Session with Katana is a must. Katana quickly honed in and helped me clear a key residual belief that was still showing up and blocking my potential.
Although I had previously worked on this issue with other capable professionals, Katana accurately pinpointed some remnants of my false belief that were directly tied to my relationship with money. We were able to move through and release it once and for all. This session was worth every penny and more. Amazing!"
After every phone call, I felt challenged yet inspired and much more confident about achieving what I wanted most in my professional life. Katana has been a true blessing in my life and business. Thank you for that Katana!“
Within a week of starting my coaching with her, tragedy struck my life and my life fell apart. Katana unlike any other coach kept reaching out to me and telling me that she was there for me, I was a mess, but she kept trying to reach out. Once she did, I was able, through her care and guidance, see that the tragedy was a door opening ..I had not even considered its significance until she held my hand like a wonderful friend and helped me see that the career that I was considering was bigger then I could have ever imagined.
Sometimes you just don't know how much you really know until a helpful loving and caring friend, ie coach, helps you see what you could not see on your own. She helped me awaken to my own brilliance! Thank you so much Katana!"
We were able to identify and eliminate several of the roadblocks preventing me from moving to the next level in my business. Katana’s creative ideas and knowledge of the financial planning industry combine to make her an invaluable resource. I look forward to continuing with Katana on this road to personal and professional growth with her as my guide. She has the total package of coaching resources and experience to help me realize my greatest potential."
Her passion and ability to see through situations, then having the courage to say what she sees is why I love and admire her. Her tenacity of belief in attracting amazing things into her life has helped me believe those things can happen to me. Her quality of having wings is remarkable, but her ability to give others wings is truly her crowning glory.
Her greatest gift to me is that she encouraged me to never settle, to always believe that I am destined for greatness. She truly is an encouraging, dynamic, and caring individual who is making a difference with her life, and every life she touches.”
This work for me is the final piece (and peace) of the puzzle. Clarity of my long held beliefs which serve or don’t serve me allows me to only carry forward that which leads to my growth. Incredible work can be done with Katana if you’re willing to show up and allow her to use her experience, tools, wisdom and intellect. From chaos to clarity is exactly what happened for me. Thank you Katana – I’m thrilled with what we did (and will continue to do) together!"
You made it easy and safe to talk about things that I rarely speak to anyone about. You gave me insights into my own behaviors, from a soul vantage point, with which I think I will be able to move ahead in new and positive ways. You offered both practical recommendations and genuine encouragement. I actually feel lighter and more empowered from our conversation – as well as authentically supported. I'm most grateful.”
Not only because of what she knows, but because of how she cares. It is a rare combination to find a business executive with extensive knowledge supported by a winning track record, but even more unusual to know, this is a person you can easily work with and trust to have your best interest at heart. Attitude and authenticity is not something you can learn in graduate school, you either have it, or you don't. Katana Abbott is a one-of-a-kind combination of brains, beauty and brilliance. Highest recommendation."
Katana really cares about you and your business and, she will work with you until you get the “aha’s” that will make the BIG difference in your business and with your money. She has decades of financial experience and she is outstanding in helping her clients move forward in having their money dreams come true. “
Katana helped me tune into my inner little girl who was very uncomfortable with "standing out among the crowd and shinning in her brilliance." I felt embarrassed at the beginning of our session, to admit I felt depressed, stuck and uninspired. I felt I should know how to do this myself, by now, with all the tools I have and know.I appreciate Katana's insight, gentleness and understanding as she helped me release this deep, deep resistance and block. I have my clarity and inspiration back!
Thank you, Katana!"
Her ability to arrange and present information is clear, concise and useful. Moreover, for those trying to expand their business base or start an enterprise, Katana’s energy for creating abundance through the venues she suggested is captivating, tangible and inspiring. I’m so glad I took the time to participate! "
Katana showed me how to delegate so many of the tasks I was doing myself that allowed me to free myself up for 'revenue-generating' activities. She linked me with partners to assist me in reaching more customers and helped me to take my marketing into the 21st century.
I have completely redesigned my website and my web hits are up 25%. I am less stressed than I was and able to accomplish more each day."
During our time together, I was able to identify and release my limiting beliefs. In addition I moved confidently through the mediation of my divorce and gained clarity in my life and finances as an artist, entrepreneur and a philanthropist.
What we accomplished together is mind blowing. I couldn’t get over the “before and after” lists. You are incredible and I am greatful for all of your patience and guidance. Thank you for everything…. WOW!”
She is creative and is intent on bringing about change.I was introduced to Katana through a mutual friend of ours and I think highly of her abilities. She has developed a talented team to create a novel program that empowers women. I think she would make a wonderful coach!!!”
My work with her was an important first step in changing my relationship with money. I now have a better understanding about: (1) the places and behaviors that keep me financially stuck and (2) a realistic path to creating greater prosperity and peace of mind."
As my first financial advisor she set me on a path to financial independence, allowing me to retire early from teaching and pursue my dream of being an author.
Since my retirement, I have published two books and become a professional speaker. In the process, Katana has continued to support me by providing valuable connections and other innovative resources.
She is not only a wealth coach but a wealth of information! Moreover, through her personal guidance, I have become confident in dealing with my finances, feeling free to spend on travel and other pleasures. Thank you very much Katana!"
As a Vision Coach with Smart Women's Coaching she coaches you through a process that allows you to do your greatest life work while creating tremendous wealth. Having a steep financial background coupled with a vision to help others "see" what gifts they have, Katana will change your life and unlock the secrets of successful high earners.”
Her generosity of time, energy and materials has been such a blessing. Her enthusiasm and belief in me has been very motivating. As a counsellor, I’m used to being the one in the supporting role. It has been nice to be on the receiving end and to be the one being supported for a change.
Thank you Katana! You are wonderful coach and mentor. Your love and light shines bright."
Her energy, generous heart, and spirit are one of a kind! The programs she offers are always top notch and she is a cutting edge entrepreneur that wants to see women succeed. Every time I talk with Katana, I come away with totally new and helpful information and I am so excited about her newest program and can't wait to get started. I also attended her Costa Rica Yoga Retreat and it was a life changing event for me and I had one of the greatest times of my life! So many thrilling and exciting experiences and the camaraderie of the other group members was awesome".
Katana Abbott stood out from two days of varied speakers as my favorite person with a style that I want to model myself after. Katana was open, positive, engaging with her audience. She was friendly with her body language and gestures. She was appropriately emotional while telling her rich story which she tied to her workshop lessons. She is colorful, encouraging and relevant to her participants. The attention was on the right subject - the message as told by Katana! Sign me up if she is speaking!"
Before working with Katana I felt unmotivated and confused as to where to start. I felt a major resistance both mentally and physically about the steps I was asked to incorporate into my life. I knew what Katana said was true deep in my soul but I resisted doing them because staying stuck in my usual ways was safer.
I now see how important a spiritual practice is for my soul and the real origin of who I am. The more I shift to Love and out of Ego I feel more calm and grounded in my power. My confidence has improved and it feels easier to talk honestly to people about what I do as a Nurse and Health Coach."
With the tools and exercises, plus the rituals and meditations, I am so much more positive and hopeful, and have already started to see momentum from the changes.”
It isn’t just a 6-bullet process. The exercises are very rich and filled with deep questions, … it has given me clarity on several things I have been trying to figure out in my business and life. I have done a lot of questioning and taken a lot of courses in my life, but MJ and Katana have done a beautiful job presenting this information, including exercises that were incredibly important for me in order to move forward in a bigger way.”
I had committed to writing a chapter for book titled Helping Others to Succeed and was really getting "cold feet"--about writing, and putting myself "out there." I even confessed to her that it was such a challenge filled with anxiety that I was willing to forfeit my investment rather than go forward. Her solution was to interview me and to record and transcribe the call. Needless to say, it worked, and the book is now at the printer. This is just one example of Katana's ability to inspire coaching clients to step outside their comfort zones and achieve."
Smart women use a coach to guide them through any business transition. Let Katana be yours”.
Life & Love Coach
Recently I spoke with Katana about where I am in my journey to rediscover money and its true purpose. I was getting a little scattered and falling back into old patterns and after talking with Katana I realized that all any of us has to do is, "to change the way we look at things, and the things we look at change." (Dr. Wayne Dyer). Katana facilitates this process quickly and with compassion. I don't know what I would do without her guidance."
My relationship with money and my relationship with my Mother. In our first session, we identified my "Security" money personality. Katana skillfully led me to the early childhood experience with my Mother which was the root cause of my belief in scarcity, that what I have could be taken from me at any moment. I felt where this experience resided in my body, and I released it.
Katana provided tools for working through this experience in the following days, and we created powerful new affirmations to pave the way for a new much more positive experience with money.
I didn't lose any sleep over the fiscal cliff scare. I have a newfound sense of security, regardless of external circumstances. I have begun to spend money differently, choosing things that really feed my soul.
I am SO glad that I signed up for Katana's coaching program...and this is only the beginning!"
Last May I went to a health coaching event where they dove into money issues, including giving us a page with about 10 items we could circle if they triggered us. I circled quite a few of them back then and I was in tears more than once that weekend - very emotional. I am VERY happy to report that I just got back from the same event (held for the fall), and I was totally cool! I did not circle even ONE item on the list! I could tell that I have had a real shift - I think partly because of focusing on the attitudes of wealth and going through the money drama exercises - especially the Expense Tracker - love that Expense Tracker! So thanks Katana and Michelle!"
She has taken my small ideas and turned them into huge concepts that I can build my business on. When I feel overwhelmed at what I need to do she is there breaking it down into manageable steps for me. I always feel motivated at the end of our sessions because she inspires me to move forward with my dream and there’s real excitement in her voice when I succeed. Her coaching has been game changing for me. I’m not sure I would be this close to my dream if I didn’t have her. She’s behind me, next to me, and in front of me paving the way. Thank you Katana!"
Her ability to listen and comprehend was amazing. And so much good has occurred for me as a result of working with her.
I would recommend Katana to anyone who asked me about whether she was worth her weight in gold – certainly, from me, that answer would be a resounding YES!”
The short-term goal was easy to pinpoint, but as a recent college graduate, I struggled with the long-term goal. As the months went by, Katana's natural entrepreneurial expertise and innate passion for success rubbed off on me, and she helped me develop a blue print of how to one day run my own social media consulting firm. I've recently had the honor of being accepted into American University's Master's Program in Public Communication, and I know much of this acceptance was thanks to my Smart Women's Coaching experience and Katana's recommendation letter. She is a caring mentor, a savvy businesswoman nd, most importantly, a powerful communicator. I have already recommended her as a Life Coach to a friend of mine who is publishing her first book. Katana changes lives!"
Her laser focus helped me discover what my core disempowering beliefs around money are. As well as help me discover what my core way of dealing with money has been in my life.
She was spot on in her assessment and she gave me more clarity of focus. Now I can pay attention to and notice when I am coming from a disempowering belief and then choose differently (than I have in the past). I highly recommend her services and cannot wait for her new course coming soon. Thank you Katana for helping me step into my new power with money!!"
"Working with Katana and her team has helped me create a secure future and peace of mind. I am now more confident and am free to enjoy the second half of my life.
After my husband died unexpectedly, I was very overwhelmed with my finances and had no idea how to recreate the lifestyle and income I had been used to without running out of money. In addition, there were so many different statements and accounts, that it was almost impossible to see what I really had and how it all fit together."
I walked away from the call with specific actions in mind as a result of the brainstorming and suggestions from Katana and her team.
I love having the power of multiple brains to come up with innovative ideas for growing my business!"