In this episode, Susan Guthrie, former co-creator and host of Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast, speaks with theatrical speaker, Susan Sandler, whose popular TEDx Talk, "Punch Fear in the Face and Claim Your Life" is helping people to face their fears and move through them with concrete advice and true stories from her own life.  Listen to this episode and find YOUR inner bravery so that you can punch fear in the face and claim your life too!

FEAR is possibly the most common emotion that people feel when going through a divorce or any other difficult life transition.  Suddenly the future is no longer clear, the past is in question and making even the smallest decisions or takings the smallest steps seems impossible.  The problem is, you need to move forward and you need to get past the fear to get there.  Susan Sandler understands fear.  She has been there, and has made it a mission to help others to find their inner warrior in order to punch fear in the face so that they can claim their life and reach for their dreams.  Get advice from these two experts and find out what it takes to get past your fears so that you too can PUNCH FEAR IN THE FACE AND CLAIM YOUR LIFE!

Here are some highlights from the episode:

6:12     Hear about the series of tragedies that led Susan to punch fear in the face.

8:30     Find out how fear is the ultimate motivator.

15:25    What percentage of people actually achieve their goals and what is stopping them?

18:15    What is "divorce limbo" and how does fear keep you stuck there?

23:40    How important is it to have a guide or other support when facing your fears?

31:00    Find out why mid-life is the best time to move past your fears.

We ALL feel fear.  This episode is the lifeline everyone needs to move past it and move toward your dreams!

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 SUSAN SANDLER is a TEDx, theatrical public speaker and clarity strategist whose passion is guiding and inspiring mid-life women to discover clarity and purpose.  Her TEDx talk, “Punch Fear in the Face & Claim Your Life,” received a standing ovation at TEDxWilmington Women.  Last year, Susan launched her one-woman show, ‘WINGS,’ about life on the other side of fear and the journey to get there.  

Susan is an expert in personal and organizational transformation. She led leadership development, organizational change and training for companies like Merrill Lynch and The Vanguard Group and national nonprofit Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Earlier in her career she created a child abuse prevention program which decades later is still transforming lives.

Susan grew up in the entertainment business where she cut her teeth as a singer on TV, radio and in nightclubs.

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 SUSAN GUTHRIE, ESQ., the creator and host of The Divorce and Beyond Podcast, is nationally recognized as one of the top family law and divorce mediation attorneys in the country.  She is one of the Co-Chair's of the American Bar Association's DR Section Mediation Committee and is the Founder of Divorce in a Better Way which provides a curated selection of resources and information for those facing divorce and other life changes.  Susan also provides legal coaching and divorce mediation services to select clients around the world through an online platform.  Find out more at




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