From People-Pleasing to Freedom: How Katy Ripp Found Business Success by Being Herself

Mama, what's next? Real stories of career change and finding greater purpose
Mama, what's next? Real stories of career change and finding greater purpose
From People-Pleasing to Freedom: How Katy Ripp Found Business Success by Being Herself

Podcast Recap: My Conversation with Katy Ripp

In my chat with Katy Ripp, we dove deep into our shared experiences as multi-passionate individuals, exploring the challenges of finding our true paths. We discussed the concept of the scanner personality and how it resonated with both of us. Katy opened up about her journey of quitting drinking, which helped her embrace her multi-passionate nature.

We also touched on the struggles with societal expectations and the crucial role of self-acceptance. Katy shared her story of starting multiple businesses, quitting drinking, and discovering her true values and strengths. She emphasized the importance of setting boundaries, living authentically, and taking care of oneself.

Katy talked about her transition into coaching and her passion for helping women succeed in their own businesses. She highlighted the need for honesty, readiness, and a willingness to change to achieve personal growth and fulfillment. Our conversation delved into the challenges and aspirations of ambitious women, particularly entrepreneurs, and the pressure to do it all.

We discussed the blurred line between personal and professional life and the importance of finding what truly lights you up and aligning with your values. The talk also emphasized the need to let go of shame and embrace vulnerability to achieve success and fulfillment.


  • Embracing your multi-passionate nature can lead to fulfillment and success.
  • Quitting harmful habits can open up new opportunities for personal growth.
  • Societal expectations can make it challenging to embrace your true self.
  • Self-acceptance is key to finding happiness and authenticity.
  • Finding a community of like-minded individuals can provide support and understanding. Setting boundaries and living authentically are key to finding fulfillment in life and business.
  • Knowing your strengths and weaknesses allows you to hire the right people and focus on what you’re good at.
  • Self-care is essential for success and should be prioritized.
  • Failure is not a negative thing but rather a stepping stone to success.
  • Personal growth requires honesty, readiness, and a willingness to change.
  • Coaching can provide guidance and support in navigating personal and professional challenges. Ambitious women often face the challenge of balancing personal and professional responsibilities.
  • It is important to find what truly lights you up and align with your values.
  • Letting go of shame and embracing vulnerability can lead to success and fulfillment.
  • The conversation highlights the need for support and collaboration among ambitious women.

Sound Bites

  • “I finally felt like somebody saw me.”
  • “I’ve opened three full-fledged businesses. I have over 50 employees.”
  • “Acceptance that failure isn’t really failure.”
  • “Feeling.”
  • “Coffee, ice cream? Well, I worked on alcohol business, yes I know. You picked the right ones.”
  • “I know my weaknesses, my staff knows my weaknesses and they fill in the blank for me.”
  • “The rules do apply to me too. I mean, that’s real. I’m not special.”
  • “The thing that lights you up the most is what you should be doing.”
  • “One of my biggest goals in life is to inspire someone else.”


00:00 Discovering the Scanner Personality
05:05 Katy’s Journey of Quitting Drinking
13:40 Challenges of Societal Expectations
21:26 Embracing Multi-Passionate Entrepreneurship
29:16 Finding Fulfillment through Boundaries and Authenticity
34:56 The Importance of Self-Care and Knowing Your Strengths
41:39 Empowering Women to Do Business Differently
45:19 The Journey of Personal Growth and Change
53:15 Overcoming Obstacles and Embracing Change
56:35 The Role of Coaching in Navigating Challenges
01:00:43 The Challenges of Ambition
01:09:20 Getting Honest About Debt
01:13:48 The Aspirations of Ambitious Women
01:21:55 The Blurred Line Between Personal and Professional
01:26:02 The Impact on Mental Health
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