Top tips and practical ideas for looking, feeling, and living your best life. Topics and guests discuss image and style, emotional intelligence, body language, relationships, health, self-improvement, building a successful business, and more. Get life coaching and practical strategies that you can implement immediately with former network anchor and personal brand strategist Colleen Hammond and her guests. Coffee with Colleen rolls fun, family, and faith into every episode.
Colleen has found that confidence is a double-sided coin. Her mission is to inspire people to become more than they thought they could be. To teach them to be authentic from the inside-out and cultivate their self-worth. To help them know that they are “enough”, help them live a balanced life, and help them apply ethical principles to make a significant difference in the world.
Reduce Anxiety and Increase Motiviation with This Self-Care Practice
September 19, 2022 • 9 MIN
There is one important task that will allow your mind to stay clear, plus it will fuel positivity and increase your mental health.
For those reasons, this one activity should be at the top of your Self-Compassion to-do list, if not each day, then at least once a week.
What is it?
The simple act of decluttering.
Decluttering can instantly reduce your stress and stimulate your brain to promote high productivity.
In this episode of Coffee with Colleen, I’ll share the three scientifically backed things that happen in your brain when you declutter, and share a few tips on how your brain will benefit from decluttering starting today.
Top 5 Self-Care Goals for a Happier Life
September 12, 2022 • 9 MIN
Setting the right goals is always the first step to starting anything new—including a self-care plan. Goals give you clarity and allow you to accomplish things easily and directly.
Without proper goals, you will stay on the same path. As Albert Einstein famously said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
Sadly, many people dream, but never set short-term or long-term goals in order to fulfill those dreams.
When it comes to self-care, five practices have been shown to be the easiest to implement with the greatest long-term benefit.
In this episode of Coffee with Colleen, I’ll share the top 5 self-care activities you can start today that will lead to a happier and healthier you.
Four Ways to Make Self-Care a Priority
June 20, 2022 • 6 MIN
Are you guilty of *not* making Self-Compassion a priority? Make today the day you START making it a top priority! In today's episode, I share four ways that you can make self-compassion a priority in your life. But first, think about the last time you let someone else (or work demands) take control of your day. Remember: If you don't put self-compassion first, you won't tell loved ones (or work demands) 'no' when it is most important.
Why Self-Care is Key to Your Overall Success
May 31, 2022 • 7 MIN
What is your idea of success? Have you included Self-Compassion in your plan? If not, how do you plan to go about it now? While success has a variable meaning depending on who you ask, it doesn't discount that Self-Care is required to get there. Through Self-Compassion, you discover yourself and build your strengths and power through resilience to lead a more successful life. In addition, it gives you the tools to be mentally and physically healthy and more in all areas of life.
Four Steps to Building a Personal Self-Compassion Plan
May 16, 2022 • 6 MIN
Implementing a proper Self-Compassion plan means it should be crafted specifically for you and your short-term and long-term goals. It requires understanding who you are and what you want from life and taking consistent daily action with mindfulness, momentum, and determination.
5 Activities to Add to Your Daily Self-Care Routine
April 25, 2022 • 11 MIN
Adding Self-Compassion to your daily routine is far easier than you think. In fact, if Self-Compassion feels like a daunting chore, then you may be doing something a little wrong. Remember that picking the right goals for yourself is important. What works for someone else might not work for you. Authenticity is key—especially if you are trying to add new habits to your life. IN this episode of Coffee with Colleen, I’ll share 5 activities that successful people have as part of their self-care routine that you might like to add to your daily schedule.
Five Ways to Find Motivation for Self-Compassion
April 20, 2022 • 7 MIN
Many things in life take motivation to get going, and Self-Compassion is no exception—especially if it involves stepping out of your comfort zone. Getting 'uncomfortable' is a great way to learn and discover your strengths and things you love the most about yourself and life. However, you don't need to worry; we have the motivation tips for you in today's podcast!
Eight Self-Compassion Questions to Improve Your Life
April 12, 2022 • 11 MIN
It’s time to get a notebook out so you can write down these important questions, evaluate them, and answer them fully. Journaling or self-assessments are essential to creating the right Self-Compassion routine. If you don't take the time to evaluate certain important areas of your life, how do you know you are truly happy and doing what you need?
How to Include Self-Care Into Your Day
April 4, 2022 • 9 MIN
Self-Compassion is about establishing a well-rounded routine that hits each category of your life—like the seven types of Self-Compassion we discussed in Episode 44. You shouldn't skip over Self-Care even when you're at work! In today's episode, I share five tips to adding Self-Compassion to your workday—and WHY it’s essential to a happier life!
Why Self-Compassion is NOT Selfish
March 28, 2022 • 6 MIN
Self-Compassion is far from selfish. But, do you sometimes feel like it is? All areas of your life rely on you to establish the right Self-Compassion habits to work together and lead an organized and successful life. Listen to Episode 44 if you missed out on what the seven areas of life are that need to be balanced.
If you still struggle with feeling a little selfish, then today's episode is for you. On today’s Coffee with Colleen, we’ll deep dive into the main differences that should highlight exactly why you don't need to feel this way any longer.
Four Benefits to Self-Compassion That Impact All Areas of Your Life
March 21, 2022 • 5 MIN
Last time I shared the seven types of self-compassion, and I think you saw yourself that Self-Compassion is far more important than many around the world realize. Self-Compassion can easily be seen as selfish and greedy and Unfortunately, it is often pushed to the side for careers or the needs of loved ones—things that are seen as socially acceptable. However, those who have established the right self-compassionate routine have realized this is far from the truth. Do you know the four core benefits of self-compassion?
Do You Practice These 7 Types of Self-Compassion?
March 14, 2022 • 6 MIN
Self-Compassion is such a small term for all the information it really details. Do you know the seven categories of Self-Compassion? These categories focus on different areas of your life. Creating a balance between all seven types of Self-Compassion is essential to a happier and more fulfilling life. While taking care of your health or appearance are commonly thought of when thinking of self-care or Self-Compassion, those are just the tip of the iceberg to what you should be focusing on.
5 Creative Ways to Calm a Chaotic Mind (Part 5: Build Yourself Up!)
November 30, 2021 • 8 MIN
Do you ever feel like you can’t escape your mind? Maybe it’s always spinning out of control, or perhaps you have a lot of thoughts. Let's talk about calming that chaotic mind.
This is Part 5 of a 5 part series of How to Build Yourself Up.
—In Part 1 I shared five ways to develop positive thinking.
—In Part 2 I talked about affirmations.
—In Part 3 I discussed self-worth.
—In Part 4 I defined the 3 "W's" of reaching any goal.
Defining the 3 W’s of Reaching Any Goal (Part 4: Build Yourself Up!)
November 1, 2021 • 8 MIN
You have a goal in mind, but that’s all you have. Creating, working towards, and reaching goals is not easy. The journey is often different for everyone. This is Part 4 of a 5 part series of How to Build Yourself Up.
—In Part 1 I shared five ways to develop positive thinking.
—In Part 2 I talked about affirmations.
—In Part 3 I discussed self-worth.
Today we’ll define how to reach any goal. There are three parts of achieving every goal that is always the same.
Defining the 3 W’s of your goal will allow you to work toward it without losing sight of the big picture.
Let's get started with the First "W"!
5 Tips for Reminding Yourself of Your Self-Worth Fast (Part 3: Build Yourself Up!)
October 25, 2021 • 8 MIN
Are you not having a good day? We all falter sometimes. All it takes is a little unasked-for criticism or someone just treating us harshly to trigger us into a spiral of negative self-talk and anxiety about not being liked.
When you need to remind yourself of your worth fast, it's good to have some ideas in mind. Try these quick tips for getting yourself back on track even when life seems out of control.
Cappuccino Cafe Club members, inside your Membership area is a bonus episode: *The 3 Fundamentals of Self-Kindness*. Because if you’re like me, you were probably brought up to think of others first, to be unselfish, to put your own needs behind other people’s. But having real compassion means that you treat yourself the same way as you would a friend who was suffering. That’s in the Cappuccino Bonus section.
Using Positive Affirmations to Combat Stress (Part 2: Build Yourself Up!)
October 18, 2021 • 8 MIN
Many people use affirmations for personal development and to help them meet their life goals. But did you know you can use affirmations to build resilience and combat stress?
If you don't like the word "affirmations", you can also call it Self-Talk. Either way, Affirmations/Self-Talk will help you deal better with current stress, and over time, prevent future anxiety. Whether it's one-off stress like having to give a presentation or an ongoing stressful issue, you can create the right affirmations to support you through.
In this episode, I share a simple 3-step strategy to change your mindset and reduce stress.
5 Ways to Develop Positive Thinking (Part 1: Build Yourself Up!)
October 11, 2021 • 6 MIN
Not feeling well? Kind of blah and wishing you had something better to say about the day than a mumbled ‘fine’ when someone asks you how you are? The solution might be simpler than you think.
Our attitudes really are everything. When we’re not feeling great about our lives or how the day is going, everything can seem to go wrong. The problem is, life isn’t a steady thing. You might have one really good day followed by another equally bad. With so many things outside of your control from the weather to politics, it might seem impossible to ever truly feel good about anything.
This is the first episode in a 5 part series on how to build yourself up.
Your 7-Step Plan to 'Flip the Switch'
July 20, 2021 • 6 MIN
Flipping your switch can seem like a massive undertaking. One that there are a million different ways to achieve if all the articles on the internet have anything to say about it. However, flipping your switch is a personal undertaking, one that may have similar milestones for everyone, but really can and should be curtailed to a person’s needs in order to be successful. This is Part 9—the final episode in my 9 part series on how to switch things up in your life!
5 Tips for Starting a New Phase in Life Right
July 3, 2021 • 6 MIN
If you’re facing a new phase in your life, you might be feeling a bit nervous. Will it work out? Was this the right decision? This is Part 8 in my new series: “Switch Things Up!”
How You Know It's Time to Shift Your Mindset!
June 16, 2021 • 8 MIN
If you are experiencing low energy, or are not in good spirits, you may want to consider altering your mindset. When you are down, it can be due to negative thoughts. You start to dwell on everything that is going wrong. You reflect that you aren’t where you thought you would be and it gives you a sinking feeling. To turn this around, you first have to realize that it’s happening. No one likes to admit to doing something wrong, but negative thinking is wrong if you are engaging in it. This is Part 7 in my new series: “Switch Things Up!”
6 Ways to Add New Things into Your Life to Stir Things Up
June 10, 2021 • 8 MIN
When you feel bored, you are robbed of hopefulness and excitement. Boredom forces the mind to slip into a state of complacency and, in a way, weakness. Letting boredom interfere with your happiness is optional – so don’t let it happen! Instead, try these 6 ways to fill your life with fun, exciting things to try. This is Part 6 in my new series: “Switch Things Up!”
Tips for Staying Positive When Things Are Tough
June 2, 2021 • 11 MIN
Are you having trouble at work? Or perhaps you're going through a divorce? Does it feel like your life is falling apart? Don't despair! A positive attitude can go a long way toward creating happiness. And today I’ll be sharing some tips with you on how to stay positive even when things are tough.
This is Part 5 in my new series: “Switch Things Up!”
In Part 1 we talked about the 7 Significant Benefits to Trying New Things.
In Part 2 we discussed How to break and build habits.
In Part 3, the topic was How to Think Small So You Can Go Big with your goals
In Part 4 and I shared 5 tips for how to get out of a rut and start fresh.
5 Tips for Getting Out of a Rut and Starting Fresh
May 27, 2021 • 9 MIN
If you feel like life has become predictable, unfulfilling, and boring, maybe it’s time for a fresh start. Deciding to make a change doesn’t mean you have to turn your life upside down, but it is an opportunity to stand back and revise your current way of life.
This is Part 4 in my new series: “Switch Things Up!” and I’ll share how to get out of a rut and start fresh.
In Part 1 we talked about the 7 Significant Benefits to Trying New Things.
In Part 2 we discussed How to Break and Build Habits.
In Part 3 the topic was How to Think Small So You Can Go Big with your goals.
How to Think Small So You Can Go Big!
May 20, 2021 • 7 MIN
Did you know that only eight percent of people reach their goals? That's right! The other 92 percent fail within weeks or months. According to researchers, what differentiates the two comes down to one simple thing: setting specific and challenging goals. This is Part 3 in the series, "Switch Things Up!"
How to Break and Build Productive Habits
May 15, 2021 • 21 MIN
Almost every habit that you have — good or bad — is the result of many small decisions over time. And if this is true, if the problems you’re facing now are the result of thousands of small decisions made over the course of years. How can you easily break the old/bad habits and build new/good ones? This is Part 2 in a series, "Switch Things Up!"
7 Significant Benefits to Trying New Things
May 8, 2021 • 10 MIN
When you make it a goal to try something new, you may not realize why you’re setting out to do something new in the first place. There is a slew of benefits that come along from incorporating “new” into your life; New series: “Switch Things Up!”
How to Build Emotional Resilience
May 1, 2021 • 6 MIN
When you are in the grasp of strong, negative emotions, it may seem difficult to build any resilience to life's less pleasurable experiences It is possible, though, and that's a thought you should bear in mind if you're experiencing an excessive amount of negative thoughts or you're very pessimistic. How come some people give up and cry into a bottle of something while others just pick themselves up, dust themselves off and carry on as if nothing happened?
How to Develop the Virtues of Tenacity & Perseverance
May 1, 2021 • 9 MIN
In part 1, we learned "Why Knowing Your Life’s Purpose is Important and the importance of Finding a Passion That Makes You Happy".
In Part 2, I listed some "Easy Steps for Finding Your Passion".
This time, we’ll talk about the importance of tenacity and perseverance in living out your Life’s Purpose. Because when you do live out your Life’s Purpose, your self-esteem and self-worth grow...and those feelings of self-worth are an important part of being happy and fulfilled in life.
Easy Steps for Finding Your Life's Purpose and Passion
May 1, 2021 • 7 MIN
Are you trying to find your passion in your life? If so, you are not alone, many people are attempting to do this every day. So why is it so difficult to recognize what your true passion is?
Why Knowing Your Life’s Purpose Will Make You Happier
April 9, 2021 • 11 MIN
You might feel that holding down a job, getting ahead, and taking care of your family is enough, without worrying about your life’s purpose. But taking the time to work out your calling in life is not a luxury or escapism, it is important for helping you live a more meaningful and successful life.
How to Energize Your Life—with Joanne Neweduk
March 22, 2021 • 36 MIN
Wellness innovator, Joanne Neweduk, truly walks the talk. Joanne is committed to making a positive difference in changing societal attitudes on aging and is the owner and creative director for Fabulous Health and Fabulous at 50.
How to Unlock Your Creativity—with Izolda Trakhtenberg
March 15, 2021 • 33 MIN
Do you consider yourself 'creative'? Guess what...YOU ARE! But do you know how to unlock that 'lost' skill? Izolda Trakhtenberg is a former NASA master trainer who now helps clients reach new heights and achieve excellence through her *AIM High* framework. This is a fascinating discussion on how to unlock your creativity and innovation through proven techniques and habits.
Tragedy is a Gift—with Kelly Falardeau
March 8, 2021 • 44 MIN
From a near death accident as a child to a multiple Best Selling author and award winning speaker, Kelly Falardeau joins me to discuss her fantastic story of perseverance and hope! As a burn survivor, she's overcome all the name calling and mean-spirited comments to become a successful entrepreneur and an inspiration to all. Join us on Coffee with Colleen!
Thriving After Abuse—with Rosie Aiello
March 1, 2021 • 42 MIN
Best-selling author and award winning entrepreneur Rosie Aiello joins Colleen to discuss her harrowing escape and recovery from an abusive marriage - in a foreign culture. Rosie's story is one of bravery and rebirth and overcoming the PTSD of a toxic, abusive relationship. Join us on Coffee with Colleen for Thriving After Abuse with Rosie Aiello.
Repurposing Your SAHM Skills for Workplace Success—with Rochelle Marie
February 22, 2021 • 29 MIN
How can you take your skills as a Stay at Home Mother and repurpose them to become a leader at work to make a difference? How can you step up as a leader with confidence? Leadership Coach Rochelle Marie gives practical tips to reclaim your confidence, become more visible in the 'right' ways, overcome the biggest thing in the way of women getting leadership roles, and how to break through to that leadership level.
How to Get What You Want - with Dagmar Bryant
February 15, 2021 • 28 MIN
Transformational Coach Dagmar Bryant details how we can feel empowered in the direction our life is heading, how we can achieve our goals faster, and how to improve our mindset (which impacts our overall lifestyle).
From Hollywood to Heaven—with Stuntwoman Brenda Garcia
February 10, 2021 • 46 MIN
Brenda Lorena Garcia is a Latina-American Professional Stuntwoman, Actress, Public Speaker, and former award-winning Multi-Media Journalist. As a devoted Catholic, Brenda shares stories of her life and how she keeps her Faith in Hollywood. Brenda is a busy and hardworking woman and has appeared in Ant-Man and the Wasp, Bird Box, Avatar 2, Transformers, Hawaii Five-O, Yellowstone, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, 911: Lone Star, and This Is Us... just to name a few.
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How to Deal with Rude People
February 8, 2021 • 22 MIN
Have you ever, in your life, run across somebody that was obnoxious or rude? Do you think it’s gotten worse or better since quarantine? I don't know about you, but it seems to me that people don't even attempt to be nice anymore. Do they feel they have anonymity behind a mask? So how do you deal with rude, obnoxious people? In this episode, I share 5 tips for dealing with rude, toxic, and/or obnoxious people.
How to Stay Motivated
February 3, 2021 • 18 MIN
It should come as no surprise that the habits we form will determine our success or failure. After all, habits already dictate a lot about our lives. If we, for example, eat large amounts of food regularly and don’t exercise, we can expect to have physical consequences for our actions. That’s why it’s so important to form good habits so that we can reach our fullest potential.
What’s even more interesting is the fact that these same good habits can help us to stay motivated when it comes to realizing our goals.
On this *Coffee with Colleen*, I share 5 habits you need to develop so you'll never worry about feeling motivated again!
7 Successful Habits for Your Morning Routine (especially if you work from home!)
February 1, 2021 • 17 MIN
One of the secrets of success for those who are highly successful in life and business is a morning routine. It doesn’t need to be complex and it certainly doesn’t have to be time-consuming to create or follow. In the beginning, it will require a commitment from you to planning it and then to practicing it daily until it becomes a habit that happens without you having to consciously work on it. On this *Coffee with Colleen*, I shared seven elements that successful people implement into their morning routines, and you can too!
Bad Habits to Break so You Can Be More Productive!
January 27, 2021 • 20 MIN
Bad habits make you depressed, slow you down, reduce your performance, AND make you less creative. Scientists have determined that there are nine habits that you do that are crushing your productivity. On this *Coffee with Colleen*, we'll discuss how to get rid of these 9 habits and make your productivity skyrocket.
8 Tips and Techniques for Practicing Self-Compassion
January 25, 2021 • 19 MIN
A good place to start self-compassion is by thinking about how you would treat others. So while we can’t always take away others’ pain, we can validate its existence and provide support to help them get through it and grow. On this Coffee With Colleen we'll talk about how to do that for ourselves!
5 Tips to Manage Conflict with Toxic People
January 20, 2021 • 13 MIN
Have you ever had a disagreement with someone and it didn't end well? Then you need to continue working with them—or they're a member of your family? (Hello, Holidays!)
On this *Coffee with Colleen*, I'll share 5 tips to successfully manage conflict and walk away happy!🥰
Motivation: How to Make Dreams and Goals Come True
January 18, 2021 • 23 MIN
When trying to make your dreams and goals come true, you can lose your motivation. But we can all make our dreams come true! No dream is impossible!
But first, you must have the courage to believe in it and fight for it.
There are ten simple steps!
9 Tips to Help You Stay Organized and Productive
January 13, 2021 • 19 MIN
Being organized *should* be a way of life and second nature. (That means it's a habit rather than a chore.) Of course, it takes time and effort to create the habit in the first place but once you've achieved it you want to stay that way. On this *Coffee with Colleen*, I'll share nine tips that will help you to stay organized every day with very little effort or fuss.
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
January 12, 2021 • 22 MIN
Many high achievers share a dirty little secret: Deep down they feel like complete frauds and that their accomplishments are the result of pure luck!
This psychological phenomenon, known as Imposter Syndrome — is a belief that you’re an inadequate and incompetent failure despite evidence that indicates you’re skilled and quite successful.
And 70% of people experience Imposter Syndrome at some point in their careers!
On this episode of Coffee with Colleen I'll discuss how to overcome Imposter Syndrome.
How to Project Confidence (Even when you don't feel it!)
January 11, 2021 • 11 MIN
Confidence is the most important personality trait you can develop in order to better deal with life’s transitions—both personal and professional. On this *Coffee with Colleen*, I'll share 5 tips for looking confident—even when you're just not feelin' it...🥰
5 Tips to Make Organizing FUN!
January 7, 2021 • 14 MIN
If your home looks/feels cluttered, look at your mindset and your habits! On this *Coffee with Colleen*, I shared five tips that will help you make decluttering a fun (and even easy!) life habit.🥰
The 5 Ways Gratitude Can Turn Your Bad Situation Around
January 6, 2021 • 19 MIN
This has been an 'interesting' year, hasn't it? How can we turn a bad situation around?
On this *Coffee with Colleen*, I'll share 5 Ways Gratitude Can Turn Your Bad Situation Around!
How to Bounce Back after Things Go Wrong
January 4, 2021 • 18 MIN
Just because you learned how to be motivated doesn’t mean you’ve won the game. Life has its ebbs and flows (thanks, 2020!), people have their OWN ups and downs. On this episode of Coffee with Colleen, I'll share 5 ways to keep up your self-motivation after facing any setback.
7 Tips to Stop Negative Self-Talk and Be Positive
December 30, 2020 • 19 MIN
Negative self-talk is one of the most crushing behaviors we do to ourselves. Most people have dealt with some sort of negativity their entire lives. Negative experiences start during childhood and continue throughout our adult lives. It's NORMAL! What's troubling is when we start talking to ourselves in a negative manner. On this Coffee with Colleen, I'll share 7 ways you can STOP negative self-talk in its tracks!🥰
How to be Happy in 10 Simple Steps
December 28, 2020 • 15 MIN
Take these 10 simple steps to be consistently happy and resilient in your business and personal relationships and approach!
Colleen Hammond mentors people who are ready to transform their digital image, personal image, or business image for success.
Do You Care What People Think About You?
December 28, 2020 • 34 MIN
Do you care what people think about you? SHOULD you care? And how do you deal with backstabbers, gossips, and online trolls? On this *Coffee with Colleen*, I'll share tips and tricks to deal with this -- whether in the workplace, with 'friends', or at church (gasp!).
3 Rules So You Will Make a Great First Impression!
December 28, 2020 • 12 MIN
You have less than 7 seconds to make a great first impression, so you'll want to pack a lot of punch in those moments!
On this *Coffee with Colleen*, I'll share the 3 most important things to master to improve your chances of making a spectacular first impression! 🥰
10 Reasons Why You Want a Capsule Wardrobe
August 18, 2020 • 12 MIN
Can't imagine a closet that's NOT bulging (but you still don't seem to have 'just the right thing' to wear)? Feel guilty about donating items (with tags)? I'll share my top 10 reasons that a Capsule Wardrobe WILL make your life MUCH better!