Episode #53-Kate Fitzsimons session #7 – How to reduce anxiety and stay calm-Building My Legacy with Lois Sonstegard

Welcome to Episode 53 of Building My Legacy.

In this podcast – the seventh of our 10-part series on resilience – we’ll talk with Kate Fitzsimons about reducing anxiety. That’s more important than ever before as we deal with COVID-19, getting to our new normal and trying to anticipate what will happen next.

Kate, a resilience coach, is also a highly sought after speaker for schools and organizations that influence and work with young people.  In this podcast, she shows us how her 3Rs of resilience – recognize, reflect and redirect – can help you understand why you feel what you feel so that you can deal effectively with your emotions. She also reminds us that our own thoughts create our feelings, which drive our actions, which create our results – an important thing to keep in mind when we feel anxious about the pandemic or any challenge.

So if you want to know:

  • Why you shouldn’t resist negative emotions
  • How to separate your negative feelings from who you are as a person
  • The five-step process that will help you deal effectively with negative feelings
  • How the “50/50 rule” can help you better understand life’s reality
  • How to learn to process your emotions

 

About Kate Fitzsimons

Named one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence in 2016, Kate Fitzsimons is an international speaker, certified life coach & director of the Nicole Fitzsimons Foundation – a charity established in honor of her sister Nicole who died in an accident in Thailand in 2012.

Determined to save others from a similar tragic fate, Kate left her corporate career in 2013 to dedicate herself to educating young people about the importance of travel safety. Through her eye-opening presentation at high schools, Kate drives home to students the devastating consequences of risk-taking overseas – a message so powerful that she is now supported by the Australian government and major corporations.

Inspired to help others thrive through adversity, Kate’s presentations to students around the world and her popular podcast show, ”Okay. Now What?” help high school and college students develop “response-ability” – the ability to choose their response to any situation based on their perspective of it. Kate’s passion is to provide inspiration and practical advice to help you overcome even the most traumatic experiences. She knows if she can do it, anyone can.

About Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned that successful leaders have a passion to leave a meaningful legacy.  Leaders often ask: When does one begin to think about legacy?  Is there a “best” approach?  Is there a process or steps one should follow?

Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to helping them build a meaningful legacy. Learn more about how Lois can help your organization with Leadership Consulting and Executive Coaching:
 https://build2morrow.com/

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Lois Sonstegard, PhD

Working with business leaders for more than 30 years, Lois has learned the passion successful leaders have to leave a meaningful legacy. Lois is dedicated not only to developing leaders but to help them build a meaningful legacy.

Mike Saunders, MBA

Mike Saunders is theAuthority Positioning Coach at Marketing Huddle, the author of Amazon Bestselling book Authority Selling™, Adjunct Marketing Professor at several Universities, contributor to The Huffington Post, and member of the Forbes Coaches Council – an invitation-only community for the World’s Most Influential Business Coaches.