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 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.

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 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 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.

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.

Click here to connect with Ilana on Instagram

Click here to visit Ilana's YouTube channel for amazing recipes

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 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 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 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.


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.

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 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!

Follow Gwen and Dara on Instagram at @WKCRocks
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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

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!

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Mar 26, 2018

Does the way you live align with the woman you want to be? The way we treat ourselves is a powerful conversation with the universe. In this episode, I'm sharing my personal strategies for stepping up and becoming the best version of you. And it’s not just fluffy motivation - have a note pad ready because I’m all about the action steps!

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