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 master life coach and bestselling personal development author 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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Oct 16, 2018

In the latest #DearCara episode, I'm sharing my tips on beating negative reviews and learning to be your own support system, how to get clear on your vision and start taking action steps to actually get things done (and get out of your own head), I'm sharing my nutrition routine and how and when I "cheat," how to beat overwhelm, and more! ENJOY! XO

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Oct 11, 2018

I stumbled upon some photos from 3 years ago today on my Facebook memories and was so overcome with emotion that I had to bust out my mic. A quick, motivating episode about how fast life moves and what I believe is the #1 secret to success (hint: it has nothing to do with money, connections, or talent).

Oct 9, 2018

Who are you surrounding yourself with? If you surround yourself with women who are constantly focusing on their imperfections, you'll start to believe you are imperfect, too. If you surround yourself with women who are focused on creating beautiful lives, well, you know the rest. In this episode, we'll dig in to the energy you are allowing in to your world, plus tips on protecting your spirit, making the most of a job you hate, and more

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Oct 1, 2018

I'm back with a #DearCara episode, answering all your burning questions! In this episode I'm talking about the isolation that comes along with entrepreneurship and learning to love being alone, how to start getting real engagement as a blogger and on social media, why "Team No Sleep" is BS, how to network and not feel awkward AF, and so much more. Grab a glass of wine or a cup of tea and get ready to DIVE IN. This episode is jam packed with goodness.

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Sep 26, 2018

Here's one thing I know for sure: we can't get what we want if we don't know what we want. When is the last time you physically wrote down what you were available for in your life? I found myself home the other day with a lot of time on my hands and really crappy weather here in NYC, so I took the time to realign my energy and be intentional about what I plan to continue to allow into my world. In this episode, I'm sharing more about this ritual and just how powerful it can be. It's time to get honest about your standards and your desires. Are you ready?

Sep 3, 2018

Being a BOSS is more than what it looks like on the outside. It’s a feeling. An energy. A KNOWING that you are worthy of everything you want and everything you are becoming. In this episode, I'm sharing my top 5 ways to cultivate your confidence and show up in your life and business like a true boss. From embracing our vulnerable sides, to shifting our perspective on our life stories, I'm breaking it all down to help you feel like the baddest babe possible.

Grab my book Like She Owns the Place here!

Aug 29, 2018

Whew! It's nearly September, ladies! Where did summer go!? As we close out another season, I'm back with a life update, and some thoughts around why we should make (and break) our own rules, what it looks like to choose hope over fear, and why I am a huge fan of CHANGE. If you've been feeling some resistance lately, questioning everything, and feeling like you can't move forward until you know what's next, this episode is for you.

Jul 29, 2018

Yes I cried during this episode, and no I did not edit it out. This one's a doozy. I hope it makes you feel something. <3

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Jul 18, 2018

If you have ever found yourself in a cycle of hating your body, binge eating, and then restricting yourself from everything you love, this episode will not only give you all the feels, but give you a SOLUTION to change that forever.

I had the incredible opportunity to sit down with my new bestie, Ilana Muhlstein, MS, RDN, and creator of the 2B Mindset program that has completely changed the game for me. We talk about the dark side of emotional eating, her journey to losing 100 pounds and ultimately creating the 2B Mindset, and why she believes weight loss can be so much simpler than you have ever imagined. And for the first time in my life, I have discovered that too.

Ilana's 3 power words are: SIMPLE, SENSIBLE, and SUSTAINABLE.

Get ready to be changed forever from this vulnerable and life-changing conversation.

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Click here to join my Rebel Body Babes online community using the 2B Mindset program

Jul 12, 2018

I'm relishing in pub week and I continue to get asked 1 question that is so surprising to me. In this episode, I'm sharing what that question is, along with my thoughts on what true success looks and feels like for me. It's not what you think!

I'm also offering some guidance for those who still struggle with wanting to be validated by outside forces - whether that be a title, money, awards, rankings, or anything that exists beyond us.

Get ready to get EMPOWERED with this quick chat!

Order my new book, Like She Owns the Place here!

Jul 10, 2018

I had to jump on and talk to you ladies about something that's been on my mind lately. I see SO MANY women completely confused and overwhelmed with the idea of being themselves. Why is it so hard to just be us!? If you've struggled with the idea of authenticity, this episode is for you.

Order my new book, Like She Owns the Place here!

Jul 3, 2018

LADIES! I cannot believe Like She Owns the Place is out in one week! On July 10, I'll be sharing my whole heart with the entire world. Though this is my 5th full length personal development book, it still feels just as thrilling as releasing my first - if not more. I know this is my best body of work yet, but the anxiety is real! To say I'm nervous would be an understatement. But the excitement about this book truly outweighs the nerves, and I can't wait another second to share this message with you. In this very special episode, I'm sharing an EXCLUSIVE sneak peek into the book, and personally reading you an excerpt. Enjoy! I can't wait to hear what you think!

Pre-order your copy of Like She Owns the Place here!

Jun 26, 2018

Did you ever notice when you stress out and worry over something you want, it feels even further out of reach?

Or when you are working toward something you THINK you should want (but really, deep down you couldn't care less), it feels totally out of whack and gross?

In this episode, I'm giving you a refresher on how to align with your desires and become an energetic match for the things you truly want for yourself. We're taking out the energetic trash, so to speak. If you've been feeling a little off, this episode is for you.

Pre-order my new book, Like She Owns the Place, here.

Jun 14, 2018

When is the last time you spontaneously created something? Calling myself an artist rather than an entrepreneur has been a game-changer. It has allowed me to work from my soul rather than a blueprint. In this episode, I'm sharing my thoughts on creativity and getting back in touch with our intuition when it comes to our work and the mark we're leaving on the world.

Jun 7, 2018

We need to talk about mental health. In light of the recent suicide of Kate Spade, and watching so many women (myself included) struggle with overwhelm, anxiety, and depression, it's time to talk about what happens behind the lip gloss and selfies. Behind the best seller lists and seven-figure incomes. In this episode, I'm vulnerably talking about my own personal boundaries and how I'm changing what I allow into my world, and sharing tips on how to prioritize your overall well being as a woman in business.

Pre-order my new book, Like She Owns the Place, here.

Apr 30, 2018

You know who I love to follow online? Grassroots girls who are doing business THEIR way. Girls running shit out of their bedrooms. Girls with an insatiable hunger for success, believing with every single ounce of their soul that their small business in their small town is WORTH it.

I don't follow the "big" coaches, public figures, or super popular entrepreneurs. I am alllll about the DIY hustle. I don't need to see fancy photo shoots at expensive hotels in faraway exotic lands. I wanna see you in your living room with your dog packing up makeup orders. I wanna see your selfies, in your workout clothes, helping others, in your little corner of the world.

Unknown. Underground. Girls with SICK potential and grit and glamour and an unfuckwithable drive. THAT is what inspires me. In this quick episode, I'm telling you why PROGRESS beats PERFECTION any day of the week. If you've been holding back because you don't feel you have "enough" to offer, then this episode is for you.

Apr 23, 2018

It's my birthday! As I enter my 38th year of life and my 10th year as a blogger-turned-coach-turned-author-turned self-empowered woman, I have a LOT on my mind. I've been thinking about how I want to continue showing up in the world. As a woman. As a business woman. As someone who has a lot of eyes on her, and a massive platform to express herself through and help women.

I'm going to admit something: I sometimes edit myself. I sometimes hold back on saying things I really want to say because I don't want to offend people. Or ruffle feathers. Know what's interesting? I NEVER did this in the beginning of my career. Because nobody was really paying attention. And if they weren’t paying attention, they weren’t judging. And if I wasn’t being judged I felt safe.

But as I've grown and become more of a public figure, I fell into the habit of biting my tongue. This isn't to say I haven't been real, but I've held back on expressing my thoughts at times because frankly, I just don't want to deal with people's reactions. I don't like negativity.

But I just can't go on muting myself because someone may have a problem with something I do or say. I can't risk MY truth because of someone else's response to it. In this episode, I'm digging into why we should all be unapologetically ourselves, why that doesn't mean we're being "bitches", and why we need to take some of the pressure off others who we admire.

Apr 16, 2018

In this episode, I'm breaking down how and why last week was my biggest week EVER in business. From the mindset shifts I made, to what I needed to let go of to make it happen, I'm letting you guys in for a behind-the-scenes look so that you can use some of these strategies to push yourself and cultivate your own success. I'm also sharing my perspective on why you shouldn't be scared to put yourself out there and sell your products and services and why it's really SO much easier than you think.

If you're an entrepreneur who has been in business for less than 5 years and you're still not experiencing the success you desire, consider joining my brand new masterclass: I'm giving you 7 weeks of on-demand exclusive coaching in both audio and digital content that will help you make the mindset shifts necessary for reaching the next level in your business and in your life.

Apr 12, 2018

Ever wonder what its like to build your own public relations empire? I'm chatting with my girls Gwen Wunderlich and Dara Kaplan of WKC Communications about their rise to the top of their industry. How they leveraged their internships into careers, why saying YES is so important, how and when to negotiate your salary, and why Caesar salads and Chardonnay became the sign that they had "arrived." Grab another vanilla latte or a glass of bubbly and dive into this very special bonus episode!

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Apr 9, 2018

Spring has sprung! And there is no better time to take stock of your business than right now. The holidays are behind us, we’re coming out of our winter slumber mode, yet we’re ahead of the deep summer stagnancy. I find that not only am I excited and invigorated by the fresh energy of Spring, but my audience and clients are as well. It seems like everyone is ready for something new.

I love using the vibrant energy of Spring to look for ways to refresh my work, reinvent myself, increase productivity, and ascend to the next level in my business. In this episode, I’m sharing 9 powerful steps with you that I’ve created that you can use to “Spring Clean” your business.

Check out my blog for more on this!

Learn more about the Style Your Mind for Success Masterclass here

Mar 19, 2018

I'm chatting with self-proclaimed Productivity Alchemist Alexis Giostra (aka Miss Trenchcoat, as her online fans know her) about the power of acting "as if" and mentally embodying the woman you want to be before making any kind of change in your life. Alexis shares her personal story of how she lost 100 pounds by using meditation and powerful mantras to train her body to rid itself of excess weight and regulate itself into better health. Alexis also shares her views on becoming a "high value woman" and talks about the tips and tricks she uses in her life in business to achieve more and work less. This is a GOOD ONE ladies! Do NOT miss it!

About today's guest:

Alexis Giostra, also known as MissTrenchcoat all across the internet, is an online Entrepreneur who designs and sells digital productivity tools to help you Work Smarter, Not Harder. Through her YouTube channel with over 80k subscribers, her digital products, and her social media presence, Alexis teaches an unexpected approach to Productivity of Executing Less to Manifest More. You can check out more of her work online via her website: YouTube: Shop: IG: and follow the progress of her upcoming documentary 

Mar 8, 2018

Happy International Women's Day! You ladies know I preach about the importance of supporting women every single day. I write about it in my books, I coach my clients on it, and I discuss it in my girl gang, the Slay Baby Collective. It's not just an annual holiday for me; I talk about it in television segments, on the radio, and on this podcast every single week. It’s my passion and my life’s work. On social media, one of the ways to promote this message and connect with other like-minded women is to use hashtags like #girlpower, #womenempoweringwomen, and #endgirlhate, to name a few. If you’ve searched these tags, you’ve probably seen more and more accounts popping up lately with the same message. And it’s not just Instagram that’s making girl power so cool lately. Pins, patches, and tee shirts available at major retailers like Nordstrom and Bloomingdales with cutesy terms like “Girl Gang” are popping up everywhere. But the question is, are women really practicing what they post, and wear? And will they practice it beyond a few months of pretty quotes on social media and a sweatshirt from Wildfox? I ask this, not because I’m doubtful. If anything, I’m hopeful. I think it’s wonderful that women are seeing the importance of getting behind each other. But I want to encourage all of us to check in with ourselves and make sure we’re taking these terms and applying them to our lives and our careers.

Grab my coaching workbook and lifestyle guide, Style Your Mind, here.

Mar 5, 2018

If you don't think your health is seriously affected by your happiness, think again! I'm sharing a personal story about how my nails (that were once thin, broken nubs) grew long and strong as soon as I upgraded my happiness level. Plus, a ton of research that proves that good health and wellness can be achieved in ways we may not realize.

Thank you to our sponsor, Sarah Order!

Sober as F***: The Workbook is a 28-day Workbook and Journal to help you understand and navigate your relationship with alcohol. It is not only for those who wish to be sober, but for anyone who wants to take a look at and better understand the role alcohol plays in their life. It is available on Amazon now, or check out for more information

Mar 1, 2018
In today's episode I'm sharing why I was so pissed at Kim Kardashian this morning, and how I snap myself out of being a hater and remove myself from toxic conversations and gossip. This chat is filled with tips on how to stay in a positive mindset even when it's tempting to be a moody B! Because life is too short to be anything but happy and positive. I got you, girl. 

HUGE thank you to our sponsor, Haylee Powers of Bad Bitch Branding! Ladies, if you’re a BAD BITCH who is looking for a little help clarifying your brand strategy so that you can rise above the noise, Let go of the confusion, and overwhelm bogging your brand down, then you have got to connect with my girl Haylee Powers from Bad Bitch Branding. Be seen by your ideal customer and bring in the money with the Bad Bitch Branding Coaching Program...It is time to elevate your brand strategy and design, bitches. Go to and schedule a free intro call with Haylee Powers, mention this podcast and receive an EXTRA coaching call added into the program you choose.

Feb 28, 2018

If you've ever dreamed of self-publishing your own book but have NO idea where to begin, then you are going to find so much value in this episode. Meet my brother, Mike! Mike is an author, editor and self-publishing concierge. He shares his personal story about how he made his own writing dreams come true after leaving his corporate career at Google, and he now writes novels for a living and helps others get their books out there. Tune into our chat and get some tips and learn more about his insight and services, which include cover design, book layout, editing, helping you navigate the wild world of Amazon, and more.

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