This episode is for anyone who wants to be inspired to live life to the fullest and take on the world, recognize that true beauty and happiness can only come from within, and be reminded that all obstacles are opportunities. Luciana Naldi is a force to be reckoned with, a mama on a mission and the queen of turning obstacles into opportunities. She’s the mom of two sets of twins, a fitness buff, and due to an illness that caused her to lose her hair, a brave woman who decided to shave her head. Through that decision, she dropped emotional weight she’d been carrying for years (without realizing it), inspired people all around the world, got on Dove’s radar, took her speaking game to a whole other level and created her own “pretty woman” moment.

Luciana Naldi is a former collegiate athlete, high school educator and championship winning basketball coach. She spent the first 10 years of her career teaching nutrition, movement, Olympic weightlifting and all things health, wellness and empowerment. After having her second set of twins, she quit her career to care for her children full time at home. The intensity of the experience led her to re-evaluate her beliefs, life goals, self-care practices and make radical changes to it all so she could create her vision of healthy and happy. Two years later, she started teaching and coaching women on implementing self-care skills related to nutrition, mindset and motherhood among other things. At the same time she began writing and speaking and has been published in the Huffington Post and spoken to various groups on establishing and cultivating a positive mindset, nutrition skills for both adults and kids, and how to use obstacles as opportunities for learning and growth. She most recently was featured in Dove’s Real Beauty Campaign for sharing her journey to and through becoming a bald woman as a result of having alopecia.

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Emily Williams is a success coach, entrepreneur, and author with a seven-figure business who, at one point, couldn’t get a job at Starbucks. After experiencing a quarter life crisis, she moved from Ohio to London (where she knew no one!) and in 2014 launched her business, I Heart My Life. She made $442 in her first month—and then went on to hit six figures in six months, before her 30th birthday. She grew it to seven figures in under 18 months. Today, she works with female entrepreneurs all over the world, helping them bust through the obstacles that hold their dreams and goals hostage so they can free themselves to live the lives they want, build their own online business and hit their money goals. She’s been featured in Money, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, Forbes and Success Magazine.