Hey Ass-kickers!

Welcome to episode 79 of the Your Kick-Ass Life podcast! Thank you so much for being here and joining our guest for today’s show, Tara Mohr. Tara is an expert on women’s leadership and well-being. She is the author of Playing Big and is the creator of the leadership program for women of the same name.

Tara holds an MBA from Stanford and an undergraduate degree from Yale; she is a Coaches Training Institute-certified coach who helps women play bigger and share their voices in work and in life. She’s been featured in The New York Times, on the Today Show and in the Harvard Business Review. Her fans include Jillian Michael, Maria Shriver and Elizabeth Gilbert!

On today’s show we talk about dealing with your inner critic, some of her 10 rules for brilliant women and how to decipher the stories we make up versus what actually happened in our lives.

You’ll Also Hear:

  • How do you know if it's your inner critic talking or if you are thinking realistically?
  • Why is it important to create a pact with yourself and how do you do it?
  • Why giving ourselves permission to want what we want changes so much.
  • What's the one question to ask ourselves when life shakes us up?
  • How did she face her inner critic when asked to write for The New York Times?
  • How similar are our challenges around the world?
  • What’s the one topic in her life that makes her sharpen her tools the most?
  • Should your goal be to get rid of your inner critic entirely?
  • And much more!

On episode 79 of The Your Kick-Ass Life Podcast you’ll also hear Tara share the shift she’s seeing in the corporate world today around the topic of personal growth and development, as well as a very recent example of her own inner critic taking the wheel – and how she took it back! Listen in for all of that and more on today’s show.

Tara Mohr’s website
Playing Big, by Tara Mohr
10 Rules for Brilliant Women, by Tara Mohr
Tara Mohr’s blog
Tara Mohr on Twitter


Tara Mohr is an expert on women’s leadership and well-being. She helps women play bigger in sharing their voices and bringing forward their ideas in work and in life. Tara is the creator of the Playing Big leadership program for women, which now has more than 1000 graduates from around the world. Her book, Playing Big: Find Your Voice, Your Mission, Your Message, named a best book of 2014 by Apple’s iBooks, shares her pioneering model from the acclaimed leadership program for making the journey from playing small—being held back by fear and self-doubt—to playing big, taking bold action to pursue what you see as your callings. A Coaches Training Institute-certified coach with an MBA from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree in English literature from Yale, Tara takes a unique approach that blends inner work and practical skills training. Her work has been featured on national media from The New York Times to Today Show to Harvard Business Review, and has captivated women from all walks of life including Maria Shriver, Jillian Michaels and Elizabeth Gilbert.


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