The Powrup podcast!

A leadership podcast for women. We tackle the big topics, challenges and decisions facing women as we navigate our careers. Listen now on Spotify, Apple, or your favourite podcast platform.

“I have started listening to your podcasts while I jump on my bike trainer. My mind is clear as I exercise, and I fill it with easy-to-digest inspiration. Thank you both.”

Emily Howe – The Treasury NZ

“I recently discovered Powrsuit and have been working my way through your podcast episodes — so much good chat and actionable advice! I love what you’re doing. Thanks so much for putting it out in the world 🙏🏽”

Noush Isaac – Marketing leader


Ep 49: How to Hack Your Period to Optimise Your Work

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Nat and Kristen challenge women to embrace their menstrual cycles as allies, not adversaries (erm, ok…?). Lost you already? Hear us out.


Ep 48: Is Imposter Syndrome Holding You Back?

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Imposter Syndrome. We’ll dissect its roots, from being a phenomenon to its evolution into a controversial label that’s holding some of us back.


Ep 47: 5 Gender Equity Practices for 2024?

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It’s not going away. Let’s dive into the pressing issues surrounding gender equity in the workplace in 2024.


Ep 46 (Minisode): How do I get noticed by senior leaders?

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Join Nat and Kristen in this lively minisode, where we tackle a challenge many women face: boosting visibility with senior leaders.


Ep 45: Mastering the 80/20 Rule to Give Fewer F%&ks

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Did you crawl to the end of 2023? Time to right that ship. Join Nat and Kristen in a new Powrup season and embrace the game-changing 80/20 Principle: 20% of our efforts yield 80% of the results.


Ep 44: Dispelling 5 myths about women at work

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New Year’s resolutions – a tradition many of us embrace come January, but let’s face it, most crash and burn by February. So we suggest something new!


Ep 43: Forget New Year’s resolutions, do this instead

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New Year’s resolutions – a tradition many of us embrace come January, but let’s face it, most crash and burn by February. So we suggest something new!


Ep 42 (Minisode): How do I find my voice and be heard in meetings?

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Join Nat and Kristen in our second-ever minisode, where we dive into a common challenge many women (especially minority women) face: the silent struggle in meetings.


Ep 41: The great peer group experiment

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Nat and Kristen discover the tricky terrain of creating a peer group from scratch. Why? Because our peers are a career superpower.


Ep 40 (Minisode): How do I negotiate perks?

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Join Nat and Kristen in our first-ever minisode as we tackle the art of negotiating additional benefits when the offered salary isn’t quite hitting the mark.


Ep 39: Our list of common workplace pet peeves

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Nat and Kristen have a rant and decode the dos and don’ts of office etiquette: We tackle universal (and sometimes petty) workplace pet peeves!


Ep 38: The importance of downtime and how to claim yours

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In a world that’s always asking for our attention, we’re running on empty, and the holiday whirlwind is just around the corner – eek! We’ve got you.


Ep 37: The perfect trap (and how to escape it)

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Join us as we unearth the complicated (and gendered) world of perfectionism. Pop on those AirPods for some down-to-earth tips to help you escape the perfectionist snare.


Ep 36: How to decide your next career move in 3 steps (with tips)

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Have you ever wondered what your ultimate dream job would be? We’re here to support your discovery and remind you to invest in yourself for a more kick-ass future you.


Ep 35: How confidence is weaponised for women

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Join us as we dive into a conversation about the ‘confidence conundrum’ for women in the workplace. It’s a serious paradox – can we win? 


Ep 34: How to turn your personal connections into professional allies

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Ask a successful woman how she got there. She’ll undoubtedly have a powerful peer group that has her back.


Ep 33: How to summon the confidence and ‘learn by doing’

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Join us on the road as we delve into the ongoing challenges that women entrepreneurs face in the startup world. 


Ep 32: Empowering women founders

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Join us on the road as we delve into the ongoing challenges that women entrepreneurs face in the startup world. 


Ep 31: The story of Powrsuit and how we came to be

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While on the road in the US, we want to share the inception and why of Powrsuit! Today, we equip kickass women with the skills, knowledge and confidence required to lead at every level. Tomorrow? Our community will drive change, solving our planet’s biggest challenges with empathy and courage and dismantling systematic bias from the inside.


Ep 30: Strengths part 3 – do you know how to amplify them?

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In the final episode of our three-part series, we share how boosting your strengths is key to building your personal brand and increasing your value in the job market. 


Ep 29: Strengths part 2 – do you know how to apply them?

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In the second episode of our three-part series, we share how to apply your strengths to supercharge meaning and success in the workplace.


Ep 28: Strengths part 1 – do you know yours?

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In the first three-part series, join Nat and Kristen as they dissect the secret sauce of leadership identity – in a strengths test! 


Ep 27: How to make those goals stick

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Goal setting is where art and science combine to create a powerful roadmap for success.


Ep 26: Not a fan of networking? We’ll change that!

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Is your calendar flooded with back-to-back meetings? Do you find yourself working into the evening as a result?


Ep 25: You might set boundaries, but do you enforce them?

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It’s time to discuss a major life hack that can make a huge difference in our careers and personal relationships. Boundaries. 


Ep 24: Communicate with impact: the art of clarity

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Do you notice your message being disregarded? It’s time to put an end to the confusion and missed opportunities. 


Ep 23: Meeting overload? Here’s what to do

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Is your calendar flooded with back-to-back meetings? Do you find yourself working into the evening as a result?


Ep 22: Is it time to rediscover your purpose?

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If you’re on the verge of burnout or at a loose end, is it time to remind yourself why you get up each day?


Ep 21: Feeling stuck? We’ll ‘unstuck’ you!

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Feeling stuck at work or in your career can be a frustrating and discouraging experience! We know because we’ve all been through this. 


Ep 20: How to win others over (the magic of Woo!)

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Having Woo in our toolkit gives us the power of influence and persuasion. With it, we can artfully communicate our ideas, visions, and initiatives in a way that resonates with different individuals or groups. 


Ep 19: Fear of public speaking: everything to know

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Do your palms sweat when speaking in front of a crowd? We understand the feeling! It’s important to embrace public speaking; it’s a valuable leadership skill.


Ep 18: How (and when) to say no in the workplace

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Turning down requests can be as tricky as untangling headphone cables, especially in the workplace. But Kristen and Nat are encouraging you to do it! 


Ep 17: How to build your own personal Board of Directors

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Throughout our careers, we should curate specific positions to sit on ‘the board of you’. Mentors, sponsors, coaches and peer groups are pivotal to our success!


Ep 16: Why you might (and might not) consider sitting on a board

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Curious about a move into the boardroom? In this ep, we share five compelling reasons why you should leap into the world of governance. But we’ll also explore five that might make you pause for thought.


Ep 15: Learn how to say a strategic yes!

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We all recognise the importance of saying no. It can be a lifesaver for those who are constantly busy and overwhelmed. However, in this ep, we want to shift the focus from saying ‘no’ to the power of saying ‘yes’ – but not just any yes. The strategic yes.


Ep 14: Team building (that you won’t hate) on a budget

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Nat and Kristen tackle team building and why it’s more important than ever! Let’s face it, team building activities can sometimes feel cringe-worthy, but fear not. We’ve got a few ideas up our sleeves. In this episode, we’ll share what’s worked wonders.


Ep 13: Are you solving everyone else’s problems?

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Many of us need to kick the habit of solving other people’s problems. It’s tempting to swoop in and handle everything ourselves – but it’s time to break free from the solution cycle. We reveal powerful strategies that will empower you to resist the urge to be the superheroine.


Ep 12: Busting the myth of executive presence

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Welcome to the murky world of ‘executive presence’. Women often receive vague and unhelpful feedback on their executive presence, while men are given specific tips on how to improve. It’s time to level the playing field.


Ep 11: Self-limiting beliefs are holding us back

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Negative self-talk can limit our achievements, opportunities, and happiness. They stem from several sources, and Kristen has some work to do! We explore some common limiting beliefs women face (and a handy worksheet to help you overcome them).


Ep 10: Women’s invisible labor – the mental load

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Women often take on extra (and invisible) work in all aspects of our lives. From juggling work and family, to managing friend groups, it can be mentally draining to constantly own decisions and tasks. We may not have all the answers, but we are here to share some of our own stories, and some helpful hacks for surviving it all. 


Ep 9: How to ask for help on LinkedIn

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LinkedIn is a powerful tool and you can use it authentically to advance your career. Women often turn to books and courses when we need help, how about using a network of 900 million people instead? Learn three ways to ask for help on LinkedIn – trust us, people like to feel needed, and are standing at the ready!


Ep 8: Setting high expectations in the workplace

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As leaders, it’s our job to set high expectations and inspire quality work. We share what this mean to Alan Bunting, coach of The Black Ferns women’s rugby team, and chat about our experiences building a high-performance culture.


Ep 7: Practising empathy in the workplace

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A key prerequisite to high performance, is empathy. Learn how to apply empathy in the workplace to build trust and take care of the people around you. We leave you with an action to practice ‘putting yourself in another’s shoes’.


Ep 6: What financial resilience feels like

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It’s time to take back control of your money. Building wealth is one of the most powerful tools to build your life (and career!) on your terms. We share five ways to build financial resilience, from understanding your money mindset, to knowing your worth – and investing that hard-earned cash!


Ep 5: The power of yes!

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At one point in our careers, most women have faced a confidence crisis. We dive deep into three ways to overcome your fears and build your best career (and life). Learn how to get comfortable with being uncomfortable, how to learn while doing – and why you should, and to focus on the upside.


Ep 4: Recession, you say?

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The economy is all drama right now. The ‘R’ word is just around the corner, says every economist. Recessions have been a regular feature in our economic history, and there’ve been a couple of memory-making ones in our ✨very young✨ lifetimes (hello 2008, 2020 and… when will this one kick in?!?).


Ep 3: Imposter syndrome

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Here’s some unfiltered advice on overcoming the fraud in your feelings. We share the surprising history and bust the myths behind this global ‘epidemic’ experienced by high-achieving women leaders. Don’t let imposter syndrome hold you back!


Ep 2: What is the Metaverse?

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Mystified by the metaverse? Consider this your jargon-free (and tech-bro-free) guide to today’s digital worlds, what they may look like tomorrow – and why you should care! Learn about the women shaping this new digital realm and why as women leaders, we must be across developments in virtual reality.


Ep 1: How to negotiate your salary

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Get actionable insights on salary negotiation. We spoke to the experts and have distilled the best ways to capture and communicate the value you bring to the table. We’ll help you prepare for this critical conversation, from giving yourself a pep talk to having a plan b. It’s time to get what you deserve.

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