Real Chat with Kat

Hello and welcome to Real Chat with Kat, the podcast dedicated to igniting your entrepreneurial spirit and empowering you to conquer new horizons. In this podcast we chat with inspiring entrepreneurs on their journey to success through some amazingly insightful and expansive conversations. These episodes thrive on thought-provoking conversations, where our guests fearlessly explore their path to success, sharing their experiences, failures, and triumphs. No topic is off-limits as we deep dive into the talked about and not so talked about pieces it takes to build a business, overcome limiting beliefs, deal with personal struggles, and everything in between that shapes our lives and our businesses. I’m your host Kat Polsinelli, creator and founder at The Lotus Effect, where we believe that success is not just about strategies and tactics—it’s about cultivating a powerful mindset and creating customized business operations that align with you and your true purpose. Whether it’s mastering time management, improving productivity, enhancing leadership skills, or fostering a growth-oriented mindset, we’ll provide you with the tools and strategies to flourish in both your business and personal life. I’m so excited to have you join me, so get ready to feel empowered and inspired as we learn together and from one another on how to rise above challenges, break through limitations, and unlock our full potential.

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Friday Apr 12, 2024

In this episode: Dive into the world of branding and entrepreneurship in this captivating episode, where I had the pleasure of conversing with the talented Kimberly Russo. Explore the intricacies of building a successful brand, from understanding the psychology behind branding to fostering authenticity and integrity in business. Gain actionable insights into crafting a brand identity that resonates with your audience and empowers your entrepreneurial journey. Join us as we uncover the secrets to branding success and unlock the keys to building a profitable business!
Meet my guest: Allow me to introduce the remarkable Kimberly Russo, CEO of On Brand Designs and a visionary in the world of branding and design. With a wealth of experience as a creative strategist and brand expert, Kimberly empowers entrepreneurs to elevate their brands and achieve their business goals. Through her innovative approach and dedication to authenticity, Kimberly has helped countless individuals transform their businesses and make a lasting impact in their industries. Join us as Kimberly shares her entrepreneurial journey, insights into branding, and invaluable advice for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Quote/Piece of Advice: Learn from others. Don’t be scared to take chances on others and not do it all yourself. Invest in yourself.
Connect: on IG @On_Brand_Designs Or her website: 
To connect with your host Kat:
@TheLotusEffectCoach or @KatPolsinelli 
My Website:

Friday Apr 05, 2024

In this episode join us for an illuminating discussion, as we explore the transformative power of bioenergetics and holistic healing with Angela Daye. Discover how unresolved traumas can impact our physical health and learn about the profound connection between language and emotions. Angela shares valuable insights on fostering open communication, navigating life's challenges, and embracing holistic healing strategies for overall wellbeing. Get ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation!
Meet my guest: Allow me to introduce the remarkable Angela Daye, a holistic health coach, former financial services professional, and natural bioenergetics specialist. With a passion for empowering others to live their best lives, Angela brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her work. From facilitating healing from unresolved traumas to guiding individuals on a path to holistic wellness, Angela's holistic approach is truly inspiring. Join us as Angela shares her transformative journey and invaluable insights into the world of holistic healing!
Quote/Piece of Advice: Healing is not a spectator sport. Get out there and play!
Connect: On all socials @HKInnerPathways OR on her website: 
To connect with your host Kat:
@TheLotusEffectCoach or @KatPolsinelli 
My Website:

Friday Mar 29, 2024

In this episode prepare to embark on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment in this captivating episode. Join us as we explore the extraordinary insights shared by Nicole Majik. From uncovering innate abilities to navigating the realms of astral projection, we delve deep into the transformative power of belief and the art of making aligned decisions. Discover how to overcome limiting beliefs and embrace your true potential as we unravel the secrets to living a life of authenticity and fulfillment.
Meet my guest: Allow me to introduce the remarkable Nicole Majik, an empowerment strategist with a unique blend of science and spirituality. With a Master's in Metaphysics and extensive experience as a financial advisor, Nicole brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. As the creator of The Alchemy of Transformation®, Nicole has touched the lives of many, guiding them to erase self-sabotaging beliefs and unlock their full potential. Join us as Nicole shares her empowering journey and reveals the keys to transformation and empowerment!
Quote/Piece of Advice: Everything is energy, frequency, and vibration…and whatever your energy, frequency, and vibration is that you are putting out is also what you are getting back. There is nothing wrong with you, it’s just learning to experience something different and deciding what experience you want to stick to start shifting your perspective. Start small and build from there.
Connect: On FB, TikTok, Youtube @NicoleMajik or MagikLLC and check out her website at: 
To connect with your host Kat:
@TheLotusEffectCoach or @KatPolsinelli 
My Website:

Friday Mar 22, 2024

In this episode we dive deep into the mysteries of the universe with the incredible Felicia Searcy. Join us as we explore the transformative power of the law of attraction and manifestation. Discover how raising your vibration can lead to profound personal growth and empowerment. Get ready to unlock the secrets to living your dream life!
Meet my guest: Allow me to introduce the remarkable Felicia Searcy, also known as the Dream Life Activator. Felicia is a seasoned transformational coach, international speaker, and award-winning author dedicated to empowering individuals to live their most extraordinary lives. With over two decades of experience, Felicia has helped countless people break free from limiting beliefs and step into their true potential. Her inspiring journey from adversity to achievement serves as a beacon of hope for all those seeking positive change. Get ready to be inspired by Felicia's wisdom and insights!
Quote/Piece of Advice: Understand that, that desire is not your desire. That there is a life force energy that animated you, created you, breathed you into existence and longs for you to discover even more who you are created to be and what you are capable of. Your desire is your gift, your path to discover this about yourself. So receive this desire as a gift and not something meant to torture you. Step into your desire and this holy conversation with this force, as it is the foundation to everything.
Connect: and check out her FREE gift at: 
To connect with your host Kat:
@TheLotusEffectCoach or @KatPolsinelli 
My Website:

Friday Mar 15, 2024

In this episode with the wonderful John Jennings, a seasoned business coach and leadership expert. We delve into the secrets of effective leadership and communication. Here's a sneak peek into what we discussed: the essence of leadership, building trust and connection, unlocking solutions, and so much more!! Don't skip out on this amazingly, insightful conversation.
Meet my guest, John Jennings with over two decades of IT leadership experience in Fortune 500 organizations and various leadership roles in organizations of all sizes, John is a trusted mentor and coach dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and executives unlock their full potential. As a certified business coach and trainer, John's strategic mindset and positive attitude have driven positive change in numerous organizations.
Quote/Piece of Advice: The answers are almost always there, you just have to ask yourself or have someone else ask you the right questions to solve for the answer.
Connect: on FB, IG, LinkedIn @‌JohnKJennings OR on his website: and don't forget to check out his book:
To connect with your host Kat:
@TheLotusEffectCoach or @KatPolsinelli 
My Website:

Monday Mar 11, 2024

In this episode join us for an inspiring conversation with Michelle Drew, a certified Naturopathic Wellness Professional and Anti-Aging Specialist, as she shares her incredible journey of resilience and natural healing. Here's a glimpse into what we discussed.....Overcoming adversity, the body's incredible healing power, gut health and PH Levels, and so much more!!
Meet my guest Michelle Drew!! Michelle is dedicated to helping women aged 40 and over navigate the inevitable changes that come with aging through natural wellness practices. Despite facing her own health crisis, Michelle's journey has led her to become a beacon of hope and inspiration for others seeking holistic wellness solutions.
Quote/Piece of Advice: Take time for you. You are so so worth. We give so much to everyone else, be sure to give time to yourself each and every day.
Connect: On LinkedIn @MDrewNaturalWellness of FB @Michelle Drew OR check out her website: 
To connect with your host Kat:
@TheLotusEffectCoach or @KatPolsinelli 
My Website:

Friday Mar 08, 2024

In this episode we are joined by Meliors Simms, known as the Holistic Tooth Fairy, for a deep dive into the world of natural oral health. Meliors brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as a holistic oral health coach, empowering listeners to take control of their oral wellness journey. With insights honed through years of research and personal experimentation, Meliors guides us through understanding the holistic approach to healing teeth and gums naturally.
Meet my guest Meliors Simms! Based in Raglan, New Zealand, Meliors is a natural oral health coach known as the Holistic Tooth Fairy. With years of research and personal experimentation, she offers a unique perspective on oral health, helping clients worldwide avoid unnecessary dental procedures and have better experiences with necessary ones.
Quote/Piece of Advice: If you have a symptom in your mouth, pay attention to that physical sensation and what it might represent. What the embodiment of it is and what is going on in your life and how could that tooth be expressing that. This will allow you to heal on a much deeper level.
Connect: On all socials @HolisticToothFairy or @MeliorsSimms OR on her website: also check out her Youtube channel and her book: "The Secret Lives of Teeth"
To connect with your host Kat:
@TheLotusEffectCoach or @KatPolsinelli 
My Website:

Friday Mar 01, 2024

In this episode, prepare to be inspired by the brilliant Dr. Heather Clark in this week's episode! Join us as we dive deep into:
 Rediscovering Your Power: Dr. Clark empowers service-based individuals to reclaim their unshakeable, unstoppable, and vibrant selves. Inner Alignment: Learn the art of merging external search with internal knowing, finding balance and authenticity in every moment. Embracing Vulnerability: Discover the strength in vulnerability, meeting yourself and others where they are, and nurturing growth with compassion. The Joy of Self-Care: Explore the transformative power of self-care, aligning, resting, and finding joy, so your overflow enriches the lives of those around you.
Meet my guest, as the founder of the Mind and Consciousness Institute, Dr. Clark is a beacon of transformation for service-minded professionals. With her innovative metaphysical approach, she guides individuals to break free from stress, fatigue, and limitations, igniting their impact on the world without burning out. Tune in now to unlock the secrets of sustainable success and well-being with Dr. Heather Clark! Don't miss out on this deep inner discovery journey of an episode!
Quote/Piece of Advice: Stress is simply a symptom. Stress is any perceived challenge to normal balance…real, imagined, remembered or anticipated. Stress can be bad but it is a soul signal. It is telling you that there is something that is not being honored or a need not being met.
Connect: On FB @‌MindandConsciousness OR on her website:
(be sure to click on "Flow" on her website for her free resource)
To connect with your host Kat:
@TheLotusEffectCoach or @KatPolsinelli 
My Website:

Friday Feb 23, 2024

In this episode, I had the absolute pleasure of chatting with the incredible Susan Morrow-Johnson, aka MoJo! Get ready for a mind-expanding conversation as we explore: Choosing Your Destiny: Discover how you can take control of your life's path at any moment, and redefine it whenever you wish. Embracing Change: MoJo shares insights on pivoting away from outdated societal norms and embracing your true desires. Self-Worth and Desires: Are you settling for less than you deserve? Dive into the importance of recognizing your own worth and pursuing your heart's desires fearlessly. Plus so so much more!!
Meet my guest from navigating an ADHD-infused childhood to discovering her extraordinary talent for communicating with the Other Side, MoJo's journey is nothing short of awe-inspiring. With a unique blend of divine guidance, writing, speaking, and a dash of humor, MoJo is on a mission to empower others to embrace their true selves and live authentically.Tune in now to embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation with MoJo as your guide. Don't miss out on this enlightening episode!
Quote/Piece of Advice: If we all used our talents there would be perfect balance.
Connect: On all socials @TheMoJoMedium OR check her website and free resource for our listeners: 
To connect with your host Kat:
@TheLotusEffectCoach or @KatPolsinelli 
My Website:

Friday Feb 16, 2024

In this episode I had the pleasure of chatting with Katie Dykstra, an absolute powerhouse in the world of Human Resources! Katie shares her incredible journey of over 18 years in HR, culminating in her own thriving business focused on executive coaching, leadership development, and HR consulting. We delved deep into some eye-opening topics: Letting go of control, the importance of communication, work-life integration, emotional intelligence and so much more! Don't skip over this one.
Meet my guest Katie Dykstra, with over 17 years of experience in HR, a master's degree in Human Resources Management, and certifications in executive coaching and diversity, Katie is a true expert in her field. When she's not revolutionizing HR or teaching master HR courses at Valpo University, she's giving back as President of the Northern Illinois Human Resource Council and volunteering with veteran-focused organizations. And let's not forget her favorite pastime—spending quality time with her husband and two kids, exploring the great outdoors!
Quote/Piece of Advice: I never look back darling because it distracts me from the now. (from the Incredibles Disney movie)
Connect: On Linkedin @Katie Dykstra OR KDWorkForce OR on her website: 
To connect with your host Kat:
@TheLotusEffectCoach or @KatPolsinelli 
My Website:


Who is Kat, and who is this podcast for? 

Kat a.k.a. Katherine Polsinelli is a mom of 2 boys with an extensive background in customer service, management, and medical administration. She is an entrepreneur, real estate agent, podcaster, and founder of Agent Services Plus. 

Her mission in business and for this podcast is helping others grow and expand in their lives. With a focus on helping others overcome all the noise and focus on what they really want to work on, Kat uses her own life experiences to help others move in a direction that is more fulfilling to them as an individual. 

This podcast is focused on having real conversations that will provide not only information on how to grow as an entrepreneur but help with the direction of how you should grow your business. There are so many niches and ways to run a business and opening up your mind to how others are running their business, whether they are in your genre or not can really help you define how you can work to grow yours. 

Kat's other Big Focus is mindset. This not only can make or break a business but it can affect how you work in your personal life and the relationships that we are all a part of. So if you are looking to grow, learn, and be inspired by others please take a listen and be sure to like, share, and subscribe! Help us help others grow.

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