Style Your Mind Podcast

Style Your Mind is a podcast for success-driven women who want to design their thoughts, empower themselves, and build a beautiful life and career. Hosted by bestselling personal development author and entrepreneur Cara Alwill Leyba, this show is for every woman on the edge of change who is ready to reinvent herself, elevate her thinking, and transform her life. Join Cara each week for powerful conversations, uplifting interviews, and a mega dose of inspiration.
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May 19, 2020

In today's quickie episode, I'm sharing my top tips on how to gain confidence and level up your skills as an entrepreneur. The ultimate goal as a boss is to be so sure of your skills that even if someone questions them, your rock-solid confidence can't be rattled. If you're not there, it's time to get there. This power chat will show you how.

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May 16, 2020

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Today I'm bringing you an encore episode that I feel really strongly about sharing again. It's my conversation with my friend and peer, Amanda Frances. Amanda is my most-frequent guest, I've never had anyone on the show 3 times before, so this is a big deal. She is a self-made multi-millionaire, thought leader, business coach, self-proclaimed "money queen" - and most importantly, a good friend of mine who I respect and admire very much.

I decided to share this episode again because I feel like now more than ever, we are in a time where people are looking at their lives — and at whether their relationship with money and the dynamics at play in their finances do or don’t serve them, feel good to them, or work for them.

Get a notebook because you're going to want to take notes for this one! Enjoy!

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May 12, 2020

Today I'm chatting with Morgan Bloomer, stylist and buyer for Phoenix + Kate boutique, and self-proclaimed "outfit mixologist." Morgan is literally a beam of sunshine, a total girl's girl and has an eye for style AND business. She is one of my dearest clients and I've had the privilege of learning about her vision + her business from the inside out. We worked together during the Coronavirus outbreak to not only help pivot her business model in the interim, but also maintain a positive and creative mindset necessary for our current climate.

In this episode, we talk about starting before you're ready, the importance of relationships in your business, how Morgan had to pivot her retail brick and mortar business during COVID-19, why the way we dress impacts the experience we have in the world, the connection between style and confidence, her brand of "closet therapy" and so much more. Grab a cocktail and get ready to dive in!

Follow Morgan on Instagram here.

Mar 29, 2020

It may feel unimportant, disconnected, or frivolous to share your work with the world right now. But can you imagine going through quarantine season without music, art, laughter, blogs, podcasts, or books? Please do not let your fear or anxiety keep you from creating your art during this season of life. The world needs your talents more than ever. You don't have to be on the frontlines to make an impact. Do what you do best, and in your own little way, you can save lives too. In today's episode, I'm sharing how to do just that, and the 3 tips you need to thrive in quarantine as a boss babe.

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Grab my latest bestselling book, Girl on Fire, here.

Mar 26, 2020

If there has ever been a time to redefine the way we do business, the way we interact with our clients, and the way we show up as entrepreneurs, the time is now. The COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak has already changed the world, and things are going to keep changing. But underneath the fear and the tragedy this unprecedented time has brought us, we have one thing we've all been begging for more of, and that is time. And this is time we'll never get back. What will you do with it? In this episode, I'm talking about how to pivot in your business, how to get creative about your work and contributions to the world, and a behind the scenes look at what I'm doing with mine. Bring a notebook for this one.

Click here to check out my bestselling book Girl on Fire

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Mar 16, 2020

It's no secret that the world is feeling anxious and uncertain right now. I'm back with another special episode to help you navigate these challenging times and stay as calm and high vibe as possible. Pour yourself a cup of coffee, take a deep breath, and dig in.

Music heals, soothes, and uplifts our spirits. Click here to listen to this playlist I made you!


Mar 12, 2020

Our minds are a powerful force, and we can shape them to work for us or against us. In today's episode, I'm sharing my top tips on how to stay calm and manage our fear and anxiety during scary times. 

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Oct 14, 2019
The entire landscape of business has changed. We no longer need to wait for anyone to give us a platform. The days are over of needing to be written up on a website, picked up by a publisher, or given a spot to speak on a panel in order to be successful. We now have the ability to build our own websites, self-publish our own books, and create our own events.
This is an incredible time to be an entrepreneur.
And no matter where you are in your career, its important to know that you are the prize. You are incredibly unique, talented, and capable of making a major impact in this world. And you don't need anyone to say YES to you, but you.
In this quick but powerful episode, I'm going to help you truly embody this mindset and create the steps needed to make it all happen for yourself.
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Oct 11, 2019

This is an encore presentation of an episode that originally aired in December of 2018. To get on the waitlist for my personal branding workshop, click here.

Your personal brand travels with you through life no matter what you're doing for work. It's something that will evolve, and something that requires a daily commitment. In this episode, I'm sharing my top tips for developing and cultivating YOUR personal brand and why it's so important to have control over the way you're perceived in the world. Grab a pen, this is a juicy one!

Oct 10, 2019

As women on a mission to change the world, our energy and overall wellness should be our priority. I don't know about you, but if I don't feel good, I can't accomplish everything I am determined to accomplish. I've been on a quest to improve my health over the past few years, learning everything I possibly can along the way. That's why I'm so thrilled for today's episode. I sat down with Charlotte Traas, director of education for New Chapter vitamins and supplements to talk all things gut health. You guys know my favorite mantra, "Trust your gut. That b*tch knows what's up!" In today's chat, we're going to talk about why your gut truly does know what's up, and why the right supplements can support you to be the best possible version of yourself.

Learn more about the supplements discussed in this episode here.

May 3, 2019

What happens when our dreams come true and we don't recognize them? In this episode, I'm sharing the importance of visualizing success as a woman in business, and also being open to changing that vision at any time, for any reason. Our best work comes from feeling our best, and we can't get there if we're clinging to old ideals and never checking in with ourselves. What's important to you right now? What do you value? What kind of woman do you want to be? How do you want to feel? We'll dig into all of these questions and more in this juicy episode.

Get the Style Your Mind for Success workbook here.

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Aug 14, 2018

I like to say I see the world through rosé colored glasses. I make it a point to choose optimistic, positive, blissful thoughts, which create an optimistic, positive, blissful reality. The first step to making any real change in our lives and our businesses is to change our energy. Our energy, or vibration, is the frequency we put out into the world that determines the quality of our experiences. Getting in a high vibe is the quickest way to supercharge your soul and skyrocket your success. We cannot create quality content from a low vibration. In this episode, I will help you identify what is, and what is not serving you, raise your frequency, and create your energetic outline for your success.

Grab my digital course, Style Your Mind for Success here.

Jul 24, 2018

I honestly could not love Angie Lee any more. I had a chance to sit down with her and talk all things bravery, building community, and learning to find comfort in the question mark. Angie is one of those few women who does it her way and isn't afraid to tell you why. If you've ever found yourself worried about the unknown, but excited about a brand new venture, this one's for you! She also gets vulnerable and talks about the process of removing her breast implants and why she did it. Pour a cup of coffee and dive into this inspiring, juicy, and hilarious episode.

Connect with Angie here.

Grab tickets her to event "Pays to Be Brave" here. Use code CARA at checkout and get 10% off your ticket!

Follow Angie on Instagram here.

Jun 30, 2018

If you've ever found yourself stalking your email waiting for an employer, publisher, blogger, or ANYONE to say "yes" then you know exactly what it's like to feel powerless. The moment we put our success in the hands of others is the moment we lose control of our future. In this episode, I'm sharing my own experience with choosing myself and the shifts you need to make to stop waiting for permission and go get every single thing you want. Your future is waiting on you. STOP WAITING ON SOMEONE ELSE.

Pre-order my new book, LIKE SHE OWNS THE PLACE here.

Jun 20, 2018

Social media has changed the game for us - whether we run a business online or not. We're constantly checking our phones throughout the day, responding to messages and absorbing information - and it's overwhelming. So how do we utilize the benefits of technology but also stay sane? Where do we draw the line between being available to others online but also keeping some boundaries?

Join me for this fascinating conversation about the way social media has changed our brains with psychologist and coach Dr. Fritz Galette. You'll walk away with some practical tips on how to manage the abundance of communication that consumes our daily lives.

Connect with Dr. Fritz online here.


May 28, 2018

As someone who has struggled with her weight for most of her entire life (I joined weight watchers at 11 years old) I know what it feels like to have a completely dysfunctional relationship with food and with my body. After becoming a professional dieter, and losing and gaining weight like it was my job, I was done. Done beating myself up. Done starving. Done binging. Done putting the keys to my self-worth inside a pair of skinny jeans. I spent years reprogramming my brain and finding ways to accept myself for who I am and what I look like, regardless of what the number on the scale said. I immersed myself in the body positivity movement and it saved my sanity. I finally learned to love myself – fully. I felt better, like I could breathe again.

But at the same time, I knew I wasn't my fully being my best self if I was overweight, and on the road to putting myself at risk for disease. Not to mention, not feeling entirely confident in my skin. Yes, I loved myself. But I didn't love my reflection because I knew, deep down, it wasn't me. Being 100% honest here.

And then recently it hit me – you CAN be body positive. You CAN love your body. And STILL want it to be leaner, stronger, smaller, and healthier. You can love your body, and want to make it better.

I had made “weight loss” a dirty term because I thought wanting to lose weight meant you didn’t love yourself. And that’s completely untrue.

What a revelation.

And we all know a good revelation leads to a revolution…

In this episode, I'm sharing how I gained a completely NEW perspective on weight loss, and have already lost over 10 pounds in 3 weeks in the most positive, effortless way possible.

To join me on my new mindset and nutrition journey, click here. All the details for joining are listed in the bottom of that blog post. If you're in the US or UK, please email me and I will get you started.

May 7, 2018

I'm so thrilled to have one of my girl crushes, Lori Harder, on the podcast today! Lori is the host of the Earn Your Happy podcast, and her brand new book A Tribe Called Bliss comes out TOMORROW! (May 8).

In this raw and soul-filled chat, Lori shares with me the importance of building true female friendships, why we need tribe, and how to heal the pain of our pasts. We also talk about stepping into our full potential as women and the loneliness that sometimes comes with growth. This is one of my FAVORITE interviews, so be sure to tune in.

Be sure to grab Lori's book on Amazon or in book stores everywhere, and enter to win a FREE copy here:

Find out if she's coming to a city near you on her book tour, and grab tickets to meet Lori here:

Follow Lori on Instagram @LoriHarder

Apr 2, 2018

After the blockbuster success of my bestselling book, GIRL CODE: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur, I heard loud and clear from my community that you craved more content and support around entrepreneurship. In this episode, I'm sharing my BIGGEST strategies and secrets for success as a female entrepreneur including why your energy is everything when it comes to attracting amazing opportunities and abundance, how to cultivate your confidence, step into your power as a business woman, and so much more. PLUS, I'm introducing you to my brand new coaching program, Style Your Mind for Success, and sharing some sneak peeks of the program, which is open for enrollment now. Go to to sign up!

Thank you to our sponsor, Princess Molly Bath & Beauty! Whether you work from home or in an office, play chauffeur or help the kids with homework, these ladies know how hectic your day can be and encourage you to take time for yourself and discover your inner princess through a luxurious bath. Their bath bombs, sugar scrubs, and other nourishing products are handmade at home (literally!) and can be found online at Use code SLAY for an exclusive discount for our listeners only!


Dec 20, 2017

Are you inviting stress and overwhelm into your life? Are you pouring it a cup of coffee and allowing it to stay awhile? Not after this episode. I'm serving up my secret strategies for dealing with the stresses of every day life and work, and providing some mega perspective to help you decide what you're available for in your world.

Thank you to our sponsor, Metal Marvels!

Metal Marvels is a brand for badass & bold women who don't fit societies standards. Katie, the creator, was always searching for mantra jewelry with more powerful & in your face messages. Being a woman who curses like a sailor daily, the messages just weren't out there. So she created the amazing Expletives collection that gives women jewelry that helps them feel empowered to be themselves, to be bold, and use the word fuck as frequently as they want. Societal standards for women and success, are bullshit and she runs her company that way too showing that someone who curses like a sailor, has tattoos and purple hair, can be extremely successful in this world. Make sure you follow Metal Marvels Instagram for daily inspiration, a heavy use of profanity, and badass products. And you can save 20% off for being a Style your mind listener. Use code: STYLEYOURMIND at

Oct 30, 2017

A few months ago, my publisher reached out to me to let me know that they wanted ME on the cover of my new book (insert freak out moment here!) I had a TON of emotions flowing through me when I got the news – I was super flattered, nervous, excited, anxious - you name it. I happily agreed, but kind of put it out of my head until a few days ago when my editor emailed me to say they had scheduled the shoot – and it was happening in less than 2 weeks!

For anyone listening who has ever had a big event – whether it was your wedding, your own book cover, your brand photo shoot, a big presentation – ANYTHING like that – you know the feeling of paranoia that sweeps over you when you’re just a few days away from that big day.

I felt those nervous feelings creeping in when I learned about the shoot, but this time, I was able to stop myself in my tracks and flip that anxiety into peacefulness by RECLAIMING my POWER. Rather than stressing out, I decided to get into action and start doing confidence-building activities that would make me feel good. And I want to share the EXACT steps I took with you guys so that you can use them as inspiration if you find yourself in a similar situation where your insecurity takes over.

This episode’s power mantra:

Confidence is available to me at all times.

Thank you to our sponsor, American Hero Clothing!

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Oct 11, 2017
I love knowing what's on your mind! In this episode I'm answering YOUR questions around my morning routine, how to stay organized, tips for balancing your side hustle, why its so important to confidently assert ourselves, and how to know if you're making the right choice. This show is PACKED full of tips so grab a notebook or be ready to take notes on your laptop!
This episode's POWER MANTRA:
I am no longer available for overthinking and obsessing.

Thank you to our sponsors!




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Melissa Leger, coach, relationship expert, and creator of Gumball Love


Dating a guy who drains your energy, makes you feel insecure, or pops in and out of your life when he wants your attention? Sounds like you're with a gumball guy. Melissa will teach you her concept of Gumball Love so you can transform your life and business by finally building your confidence and getting the courage to break up, get over your ex, and be happily single (or in a new, healthy relationship) and live your BEST life. Learn more about Melissa, follow her on Instagram and Snapchat, and get on her VIP list at


Sep 7, 2017

Ya gotta have friends! But who are you spending most of your time with? And are these people energizing you, or draining you? In this episode, I dig into friendships, how they evolve, when to let them go, and how to make brand new friends as an adult. If you're looking for a positive community of supportive women, join my private group, the Slay Baby Collective here:

May 16, 2017
In this episode, Cara talks to fashion stylist Christie Ressel about the connection between style and self-worth, how to solve the "I have nothing to wear!" problem, and why we should take more risks with our personal look. She also shares how she became a personal stylist and how she created her dream job (this girl is a boss!). Grab a glass of bubbly for this one and get ready to bust open your closet doors, this one is for the fashionistas!
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