The Nope Coach

Suzanne Culberg

The Nope coach Suzanne Culberg teaches you how to put yourself first without feeling selfish, by setting healthy boundaries and reclaiming the unapologetic badass you long to be. Tune in for her signature unapologetic style of podcasting. No annoying jingles. No unnecessary filters. No editing. Just one take, no fake episodes that get straight to how to turn our stressed-depressed lemon-zest moments into ones that are easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy. Perfect for the drive to work, morning walk or that 15 minutes of ‘me’ time. Easy to digest and may just change your perspective for the whole day. Visit https://www.suzanneculberg.com to learn more. read less
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#370 Sun Safety and Health Prioritisation: My Skin Cancer Experience
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#370 Sun Safety and Health Prioritisation: My Skin Cancer Experience
Suzanne shares her recent experience with basal cell carcinoma removal and emphasises the importance of sun safety and prioritising personal health. Suzanne discusses the tendency to procrastinate on health concerns due to busy schedules and the fear of what minor symptoms might indicate. She stresses the significance of acting upon health concerns promptly to avoid serious consequences and advocates for self-prioritisation in healthcare. Suzanne also touches on seeking supportive medical care, valuing individual attention over being treated as a number, and the broader lesson of being assertive in life to create the experiences and interactions we desire. In this episode Suzanne talks about: A Candid Chat on Sun Safety and Skin Cancer AwarenessThe Importance of Prioritising Your HealthEncouragement to Take Action on Your HealthSeeking Support and the Value of Feeling HeardThe Power of Individual Attention and Advocacy Enjoy my podcast? You’ll love my emails, sign up here: https://www.suzanneculberg.com/newsletter A simple way to make my day – please subscribe to my YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/@suzanneculberg The Nope coach Suzanne Culberg teaches you how to put yourself first without feeling selfish, by setting healthy boundaries and reclaiming the unapologetic badass you long to be. Find out more: https://www.suzanneculberg.com Get in touch with Suzanne here: https://www.suzanneculberg.com/contact (in typical Suze style this is NOT your usual contact page!)
#369 Embracing Authenticity: Overcoming the Fear of Inferiority
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#369 Embracing Authenticity: Overcoming the Fear of Inferiority
Suzanne shares her personal journey of overcoming feelings of inferiority and embracing authenticity. Suzanne begins by recalling a hurtful comment on her YouTube channel and reflects on how she has grown to find such criticisms entertaining rather than debilitating. She discusses the importance of not altering one's appearance to please others, citing the character Mystique from the X-Men series as an inspiration for embracing one's natural self. Suzanne also touches on the unrealistic standards perpetuated by social media and the importance of being unapologetically oneself despite potential criticism. Drawing from the Roosevelt quotes about self-worth and participation, she emphasises the value of feedback from genuine sources over anonymous online trolls. Suzanne encourages listeners to rediscover and embrace their unique qualities, likening this process to exploring every room of one's inner 'castle,' a metaphor inspired by Debbie Ford's work. The episode concludes with a call to authenticity and a reminder that being unapologetically true to oneself is more fulfilling than conforming to societal expectations. In this episode Suzanne talks about: The Power of Eleanor Roosevelt's QuoteDealing with Online Criticism and Personal GrowthEmbracing Uniqueness and Rejecting Societal PressureThe Impact of Social Media and the Quest for AuthenticityOvercoming Inferiority: A Personal JourneyRediscovering Yourself and Embracing Your UniquenessThe Importance of Being Unapologetically You A simple way to make my day – please subscribe to my YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/@suzanneculberg The Nope coach Suzanne Culberg teaches you how to put yourself first without feeling selfish, by setting healthy boundaries and reclaiming the unapologetic badass you long to be. Find out more: https://www.suzanneculberg.com Get in touch with Suzanne here: https://www.suzanneculberg.com/contact (in typical Suze style this is NOT your usual contact page!)
#368 Exploring the Dark Night of the Soul: A Journey Through Hard Times
May 9 2024
#368 Exploring the Dark Night of the Soul: A Journey Through Hard Times
Suzanne delves into the concept of a 'Dark Night of the Soul,' clarifying its meaning as a profoundly difficult period in one's.  She emphasises the importance of context in communication through a personal story of misunderstanding cultural references after moving to a different part of Australia. Suzanne differentiates between passing disappointments and the more intense experiences that qualify as a 'Dark Night of the Soul,' suggesting that such periods can lead to significant, albeit challenging, personal growth. She encourages open discussion and questioning as ways to navigate these difficult times and highlights the power of having someone 'hold space' for listening and understanding without judgment or offering immediate solutions. In this episode Suzanne talks about:  Exploring the Dark Night of the Soul Personal Anecdotes and Misunderstandings Defining Dark Night of the Soul The Impact of Expectations vs. Reality The Importance of Holding Space The Nope coach Suzanne Culberg teaches you how to put yourself first without feeling selfish, by setting healthy boundaries and reclaiming the unapologetic badass you long to be. A simple way to make my day – please subscribe to my YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/@suzanneculberg Find out more: https://www.suzanneculberg.com Get in touch with Suzanne here: https://www.suzanneculberg.com/contact (in typical Suze style this is NOT your usual contact page!)
#362 Could you do 7 days with no phone? with Anna Hastie
Apr 25 2024
#362 Could you do 7 days with no phone? with Anna Hastie
Navigating Silence: A Journey Through a Bali Silent Retreat. Suzanne and Anna discuss her unique experience of attending a silent retreat in Bali. Anna chose to disconnect entirely from her usual life, including her phone and any form of technology, which the retreat strictly limits to designated areas. Anna discusses the challenges and revelations of living in silence, including the physical separation from her phone, the adjustments to a technology-free life, and the structured yet flexible nature of the retreat that allowed personal time for reflection, meditation, and enjoying the presence of the moment. The episode highlights the importance of taking time for oneself and provides insights into how a silent retreat can offer a transformative experience for busy individuals looking for a break from the daily hustle and an opportunity to reconnect with themselves. In this episode Suzanne and Anna talk about: Anna's Silent Retreat Experience Challenges of Disconnecting from TechnologyLife Without a PhoneEmbracing Solitude and Self-ReflectionImportance of Self-Care and Me Time A simple way to make my day – please subscribe to my YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/@suzanneculberg Find out more about Anna here: https://annahastie.com/ Find out more about Suzanne here: https://www.suzanneculberg.com Get in touch with Suzanne here: https://www.suzanneculberg.com/contact (in typical Suze style this is NOT your usual contact page!)
#361 How many bubbles do you need for a sound bath? with Anna Hastie
Apr 24 2024
#361 How many bubbles do you need for a sound bath? with Anna Hastie
Demystifying Sound Baths: A Healing Journey with Anna Hasty. Suzanne delves into the world of sound baths with guest Anna Hasty. The discussion kicks off with amusing anecdotes highlighting misunderstandings about sound baths, segueing into a comprehensive exploration of what sound baths entail and their benefits. Anna, an expert in sound healing, specifically with alchemy crystal singing bowls, explains the science behind how sound waves can entrain brainwave states to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and aid in physical healing. She dispels myths about needing a physical bath for a sound bath and mentions the adaptability of sound baths for online sessions, ensuring a broad accessibility irrespective of location. The podcast not only clarifies the concept of sound baths but also touches on the practical aspects of participating online and the unique advantages of personalised sessions, encouraging listeners to explore sound healing as a tool for well-being. In this episode Suzanne and Anna talk about: Understanding Sound Baths Varieties of Sound HealingThe Science and Benefits of Sound HealingOnline Sound Baths Benefits of Sound Healing Find out more about Anna here: https://annahastie.com/ A simple way to make my day – please subscribe to my YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/@suzanneculberg Find out more about Suzanne here: https://www.suzanneculberg.com Get in touch with Suzanne here: https://www.suzanneculberg.com/contact (in typical Suze style this is NOT your usual contact page!)
#359 Beyond 'Just Do It': Understanding the Real Stages of Change
Apr 22 2024
#359 Beyond 'Just Do It': Understanding the Real Stages of Change
Suzanne discusses the limitations of the motivational slogan 'Just Do It', particularly when applying it to making lasting changes in one's life. She elaborates on the actual stages of change, including pre-contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance, and termination, using personal fitness as a primary example. Suzanne emphasizes the importance of recognizing these stages and being patient and compassionate with oneself throughout the process. She also discusses the concept of relapse and the necessity of acknowledging what is being given up when making a change. Suzanne encourages listeners to embrace the stages of change, seek support when needed, and approach transformation with a holistic perspective. In this episode Suzanne talks about: The Myth of 'Just Do It' and the Reality of ChangeExploring the Stages of Change: From Pre-contemplation to ActionThe Often Overlooked Relapse Phase and Its Impact Acknowledging What We Give Up During ChangeThe Importance of Compassion and Support in the Change Process A simple way to make my day – please subscribe to my YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/@suzanneculberg  The Nope coach Suzanne Culberg teaches you how to put yourself first without feeling selfish, by setting healthy boundaries and reclaiming the unapologetic badass you long to be. Find out more: https://www.suzanneculberg.com Get in touch with Suzanne here: https://www.suzanneculberg.com/contact (in typical Suze style this is NOT your usual contact page!)
#358 Workbook vs. The Wild: Navigating Real Life Beyond Checklists
Apr 21 2024
#358 Workbook vs. The Wild: Navigating Real Life Beyond Checklists
Suzanne discusses the gap between theoretical knowledge obtained through workbooks and real-life application. She credits the episode title to Lydi Naicker, an ethical copywriter for small businesses.  Suzanne shares her recent vacation experience to Coffs Harbour with her family and how it's stirred thoughts on the difference between learning concepts in a controlled environment and applying them 'in the wild.' She specifically explores this theme through her own experiences, including the difficulty of translating academic success in school to practical skills. Suzanne argues that actual experience often diverges significantly from theoretical learning, a realisation that extends to various aspects of life, including business and personal growth. She encourages listeners to step beyond comfort zones, emphasising that real-world application involves risks like rejection or failure, which are part of the learning process.   In this episode Suzanne talks about: Personal Anecdotes: From Coffs Harbour to Real-Life Lessons The Core of Workbook vs. The Wild: Theory vs. Practice Real-Life Applications: Beyond the Classroom The Challenge of Translating Skills to the Real WorldEncouragement to Embrace the Wild   A simple way to make my day – please subscribe to my YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/@suzanneculberg The Nope coach Suzanne Culberg teaches you how to put yourself first without feeling selfish, by setting healthy boundaries and reclaiming the unapologetic badass you long to be. Find out more: https://www.suzanneculberg.com Get in touch with Suzanne here: https://www.suzanneculberg.com/contact (in typical Suze style this is NOT your usual contact page!)
#354 The Time I Got Fired: Lessons in Integrity and Boundaries
Apr 17 2024
#354 The Time I Got Fired: Lessons in Integrity and Boundaries
Suzanne shares personal experiences and insights drawn from being fired due to questionable practices and conflicts of interest at her previous job.  Suzanne reflects on the importance of maintaining integrity, setting boundaries, and the concept of 'maintain or pain' in personal and professional life.  She discusses how this event, though initially seen as a failure, became a catalyst for positive change and self-growth.  Suzanne emphasises the value of saying 'no' to misaligned work, the power of being unapologetically oneself, and the lessons learned in terms of client relationships, business practices, and the significance of aligning work with personal ethics.  The episode encourages listeners to reflect on their own experiences with failure and the potential for growth and transformation that can emerge from challenging times. In this episode Suzanne talks about: The Story of Getting Fired: Questionable Practices and Lack of Boundaries The Transformation: From Victim to Unapologetically Me Navigating Ethical Dilemmas in Business and Personal Growth The Power of Saying No: Learning to Set Boundaries Embracing Change and Finding Alignment in Work and Life The Journey to Self-Discovery and Authenticity A simple way to make my day – please subscribe to my YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/@suzanneculberg The Nope coach Suzanne Culberg teaches you how to put yourself first without feeling selfish, by setting healthy boundaries and reclaiming the unapologetic badass you long to be. Find out more: https://www.suzanneculberg.com Get in touch with Suzanne here: https://www.suzanneculberg.com/contact (in typical Suze style this is NOT your usual contact page!)
#352 Navigating Body Image Discussions with Children
Apr 15 2024
#352 Navigating Body Image Discussions with Children
Suzanne explores the challenges of discussing body image with children. Using personal experiences with her children. Suzanne discusses the impact of media portrayal of beauty standards on children and how these can lead to body image issues like bulimia. She contrasts her own early exposure to diet culture with her attempt to foster a healthy environment for her children around body image. Suzanne advocates for open dialogue about body positivity and health without focusing on weight, highlighting the importance of how parental behaviour and attitudes towards body image can influence children. The episode is a reflective look at societal pressures, personal struggles with eating disorders, and a call to model positive body image and self-acceptance for the next generation.  In this episode Suzanne talks about: Personal Experiences with Body ImageDiscussing Body Image with My Daughter Reflecting on Childhood and Body Image The Impact of Body Image Across Generations A simple way to make my day – please subscribe to my YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/@suzanneculberg The Nope coach Suzanne Culberg teaches you how to put yourself first without feeling selfish, by setting healthy boundaries and reclaiming the unapologetic badass you long to be. Find out more: https://www.suzanneculberg.com Get in touch with Suzanne here: https://www.suzanneculberg.com/contact (in typical Suze style this is NOT your usual contact page!)
#351 I should be further along by now
Apr 14 2024
#351 I should be further along by now
Reflecting on Progress: Are You Further Along Than You Think? In this episode Suzanne explores the common feeling of not being where one thinks they should be in life. She encourages listeners to reflect on their personal progress and challenges over the past years, offering a checklist of life events that might have impacted their journey. The episode emphasizes the importance of recognizing both the struggles and achievements in life, encouraging a perspective that values growth and resilience. Suzanne uses personal anecdotes and metaphors to illustrate how individuals can be both masterpieces and works in progress simultaneously. Life is an adventure to be embraced, and recognising the breadth of one's experiences can lead to a more fulfilling and appreciative outlook. In this episode Suzanne talks about: Inspiration from Marketing for HippiesThe Self-Reflection Checklist: Navigating Life's ChallengesPersonal Reflections and RealisationsEmbracing Life as an Adventure and a Work in ProgressThe Power of Now: Making the Most of Every Moment A simple way to make my day – please subscribe to my YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/@suzanneculberg The Nope coach Suzanne Culberg teaches you how to put yourself first without feeling selfish, by setting healthy boundaries and reclaiming the unapologetic badass you long to be. Find out more: https://www.suzanneculberg.com Get in touch with Suzanne here: https://www.suzanneculberg.com/contact (in typical Suze style this is NOT your usual contact page!)