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Beyond The Stethoscope

Dec 9, 2019

Favorite quotes of the episode: “For me, a key piece of moving into the entrepreneur space was the ability to work with people who reflect my values and integrity and character.”

“This is a great time for reflection leading into the new year.”

“Intention is a big word for me when I reflect back on my 20’s my goal was to be the best, at all costs, and that’s not sustainable.”

“A concept like neuroplasticity should bring so much inspiration and hope to people to know that you can choose your own way. It takes a concerted effort and daily practice.”

“Gratitude and meditation have helped me shift thought patterns in my own life.”

“Boundaries, are really about expectation setting, what behaviors will you tolerate.”

 “It takes very little to lead a happy life.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

Episode Overview

We are here today with Kallie Knop to discuss setting boundaries with work and family in thoughtful ways to minimize the guilt we feel when we can’t do it all.

Kallie has over ten years of experience at major PR agencies and consulting firms in New York City where she represented a myriad of clients from international corporations such as GE, PepsiCo and Pfizer, to early-stage startups. Most recently she helped found and lead Ulysses Communications, a boutique PR firm specializing in healthcare consulting. She helps clients across the nation achieve business goals through strategic PR counsel and execution.

She holds a certification in life coaching through the JRNI Coaching Catalyst program as well as a certification in mindfulness meditation through the University of Pennsylvania Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. Kallie received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and currently lives in Louisville, KY.

Welcome, Kallie!


-    Boundaries around the Holidays

-    The importance of a mindfulness or meditation practice

-    Kallie’s Career Path and “the importance of working with people who reflect my values”

-    Neuroplasticity – The brain is amazing!

-    Boundaries in the context of family

-    Kallie’s definition of a boundary

-    How to set boundaries

5 Questions Segment

Q1. We know that the most successful and happy people have a morning routine, what do you do each morning or evening that sets your day up for success?   I try to meditate for 20 minutes in the morning, sometimes I only have 5 minutes.

Q2. What's your definition of Success? You are more than just your achievements. Knowing at the end of the day that you gave it your all, and you did your best in that moment.

Q3. What's your definition of Happiness? Finding internal peace amidst all the chaos.

Q4. What do you know now that you wish you would have known 10 years ago? To take myself less seriously. Enjoy the journey, not just the outcome.

Q5. What do you think is the biggest issue facing busy professionals today?  Being more intentional about where we focus our energy.


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