In this episode, I interview Joanna Kleinman, who is a therapist that helps people understand how to manage their minds so they can design a life that they love. So many of us get stuck in the belief system that if I change my external circumstances, then I’ll feel differently internally, only to realize that that’s not the answer. You have to be able to take responsibility, accountability and ownership of your life, otherwise you’ll get stuck in a cycle of blame and externalization, and ultimately will stay stuck. Joanna helps us to understand how to get out of this cycle through what she calls the 4 steps to dethroning your inner critic, which is also the title of her new book. This is a fantastic conversation and I hope you enjoy!


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Joanna’s bio: With over 20 years of experience in therapy and life coaching, Joanna Kleinman (LCSW) is a nationally recognized expert in personal transformation. She guides her clients away from the comfort zones that keep them safe and small and into their Authentic Selves, the place where purpose, innovation, and fulfillment live.


Through her signature Dethroning Your Inner Critic online and in-person programs and her unique M.I.N.D. Method, Joanna’s moment-to-moment interactions boldly model this shift first hand. With equal parts heart-based presence and laser-sharp focus, she interrupts “business-as-usual” to help people to uncover deeply rooted blind spots, question what is held as “the truth”, and relentlessly step into their brilliance.


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