She Rises
Giovanna Capozza - This is Not Goodbye

Giovanna Capozza - This is Not Goodbye

April 1, 2020

Hey, everyone, welcome back to another episode of She Rises. I'm your host, Giovanna Capozza, and today I'm here with a pretty special announcement, a little emotional announcement, actually, and that is with regards to this show.

On March 8th of this year, 2020, on International Women's Day, She Rises had its four-year anniversary, and man, oh, man, when I think about that, it just feels like it feels like it was ten years ago. It has been four amazing years on this show.

It had me really look back and reflect. In fact, I've been reflecting on this show since the holidays, since just before the holidays, actually, on what I want for the show, where I want it to go next. What guests I want to have on and what I want to do with the show, and really what I want to do with my work and my message.

Last year was a big year for me. It was a big year of soul searching, so as I approached the four-year anniversary of the show, I really got to reflecting even more and more. And I made a decision over the holidays that I hadn't yet announced on the show, partly because I thought, well, maybe I'll change my mind, and the other part was because sometimes it's really hard to let things go.

You may or may not have guessed so far that what I'm about to announce is that She Rises will be completing for the spring season on this show. In fact, this is our very last show. Now, four years ago, just last week before this show airs, on International Women's Day, was the launch of She Rises. And I had started doing the planning the December prior.

It was sort of interesting on the timing of when I got the intuitive hit and really the guidance that it was time to move on from the show, was the exact same time of year, four years later, that I had the idea and the intuition to start the show. It was quite interesting. The timing was quite interesting.

Again, it had me really reflect back on four years, and where was I four years ago? Well, four years ago I was living in San Diego. I was working with Rich Litvin, who is the co-author of The Prosperous Coach. I had just moved to San Diego, actually, having lived in Santa Barbara for a year and a half prior to that.

And I had set off on a month-long Mexican vacation because I had been so, so stressed. In fact, I was battling the very same autoimmune things and adrenal fatigue that have come up for me recently. For those of you that follow me on social media, you’ve read a little bit about what's been going on with my health and stuff I've been battling with, and that was up for me then, too.

I needed a break, so I had gone away to Mexico for a month. That's my happy place. I had this intuition and I knew that I wanted to start something. I knew that I needed to use my voice and that I loved having conversations with people.

In fact, I love the fact that in the last four years, with the excuse of the podcast, I have had amazing conversations with some people that have been mentors of mine, people that I've followed and admired, authors of books that I've read and just really enjoyed. It’s been such a privilege to have this as a backdrop.

Four years ago, when I thought about this concept, really it was about, well, how can I use my voice? How could I facilitate and have these amazing conversations with people? And then how can I do it in such a way that I share it with people so that they, too, can get a little bit of education and a little bit of insight on their own lives?

In fact, prior to starting the podcast and to this day, I am a podcast junkie. I don't know if that's because I'm a Gemini and I love learning all the time, but I am just such a geek. I like geek out on topics and nerd out on things all the time, and podcasts to me are such an amazing way that we can do that.

We can learn. We can learn from our greatest mentors. We can learn from people we've never heard of before. It's such a great tool for delivering messages, and again, education. With that, I decided I wanted to dive into the podcast pool myself, and I decided I'd start this podcast.

It's interesting because a lot of people have asked me where the name came from, and the name actually came to me in meditation. But even before then, the peacock for me, which is the modern-day representation of the mythological phoenix, has always been a totem animal for me.

There was this idea of reinvention. In fact, this is a theme in my life and many of the lives of my listeners, of reinvention. Getting to a point where whether it's life experiences, traumas, heartache, whatever you might have it that is really burned you down to the ash, that allows you to rebuild yourself back up again.

I had had so many of those experiences, it felt like, up until at that time I was 40 or just before turning 40, that it really felt apropos to me to name the podcast She Rises, coupled with the fact that many of the women that I serve also have those same experiences.

And so, the name She Rises came to me and it became the show title, it became the show theme, and it really became the space that I wanted to come from in the show. I set off on this journey and I didn't know how long it was going to last. I didn't know that it was going to be a year and if it was going to be two. It's been four years.

As the holidays approached and I started to really check in with myself, and get the intuition that it was time to complete this particular creative project, to make room for something new and different and bigger, there was some bitter sweetness to it. I have to say, it was kind of like letting go of a baby.

There will be another podcast to come for sure. There will be other shows and other ways that I interact with all of you. But it did become very clear that this particular creative venture was coming to an end and it was time to close it.

I wanted to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. For those of you that have listened regularly, for those of you that have emailed me and commented on the show, that have sent me Facebook messages and Instagram messages, that have shared the show with your friends, for all of you that have been here this whole time listening.

I just want to say thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. It's really tough when you do a show like this because really your voice goes out into the ethers. It goes out into the interwebs. You don't know who's listening. You don't know if it's providing service. You don't know if it's impacting people in the way that you want it to. It's really like really speaking out into the void.

That can be tough and it can be challenging when you don't have the feedback, so especially for those of you that have loved it and have written me to tell me so, I so appreciate you, and those of you that have been sharing it the same. I couldn't be doing this continually without that feedback.

In fact, if I didn't get any feedback in the first year, I may have quit. The fact that the show's gone on for four, it's just been more and more inspiring for me to bring more and more of these stories to service you more and to really, hopefully, like I said, create that impact in your life, because that's what podcasts do for me.

They create impact, they educate me, and they inspire me. In fact, up until recently when I did the re-brand on the podcast, my three totem words that have followed me around everywhere are educate, inspire, and empower. I still live by all three of those words, whether it was in my previous iteration as an alternative medicine doctor or whether it's been now in the last seven years of coaching.

I am making my foray back into the wellness sphere very soon. Actually, there's amazing new things coming your way, and likely my new podcast will be based around that. But as of now, I just want to say thank you again. Thank you for being here. Thank you for listening.

The podcast and all the shows will still be available at or You can have a listen to them there and still continue to share them with your friends. In the meantime, I just want to say, if you're not already on my list or following me on Instagram, please do so on Instagram. You can find me at giovanna_capozza.

You can head on over to my podcast website,, which also links to my main website, which is, and you can get on the list there and continue following to see what's next. And again, big, big, thank you for being here. I so appreciate you.

Until we meet again, I want to sign off for the very, very last time as the host of She Rises podcast.

So much love

John Schinnerer - Your Best Relationship

John Schinnerer - Your Best Relationship

March 25, 2020

Welcome back to She Rises! Today Giovanna welcomes John Schinnerer, author of How Can I Be Happy? and host of The Evolved Caveman podcast. His areas of expertise include from stress management, positive psychology, anger management, high performance, and helping others to create happy, thriving relationships.

Together Giovanna and John discuss:

  • What to look for in someone that you're dating
  • What to completely avoid in a potential partner
  • How to understand yourself and your partner better
  • The ins and outs of how to navigate conflict
  • How to express what you need in a relationship better
  • The importance of creating conscious relationships

Visit or to learn more about Dr. John Schinnerer.

Danielle Macleod - Lead Like a Queen

Danielle Macleod - Lead Like a Queen

March 18, 2020

Welcome back to She Rises! Today Giovanna welcomes Danielle Macleod, Co-Founder of Remarkable Women and former Customer Service Director of Sky in the UK (leading 10,000 people).

As a Qualified Eating Psychology Coach, Certified Dare To Lead facilitator, and the author of 'Remarkably Easy', Danielle is dedicated to guiding women in living a life of impact and joy, whilst avoiding the perceived costs of health, relationships and wealth.

Danielle shares her perspective and wisdom on:

  • moving from a warrior attack way of living to a queen leadership way of living
  • the value of moving from convincing and dominating to compelling and inspiring
  • the principal of ruthless compassion
  • the principal of profound service
  • the principal of slowing down to speed up
  • the importance of living in masculine and feminine balance
  • being discerning where your energy goes, the tasks you take on, and the people you spend time with
  • the value of living a life you love, including the work that you do
  • creating a nurturing environment for others instead of one of attack
  • choosing impact over ego, and recognising your ego as the voice of fear and self-doubt
  • understanding that you are the asset in the equation and learning to treat yourself as valuable and deserving of nurture, care, and support
  • learning to ask 'What would my Queen choose?" in every situation

You can learn more about Danielle and Remarkable Women here:

Remarkably Easy is available from Amazon, link below:

Laura Tucker - The Ugly Side of Self-Help

Laura Tucker - The Ugly Side of Self-Help

March 11, 2020

Today on SheRises, Giovanna welcomes Laura Tucker, leadership coach, transformational speaker, and the host of the Free Your Inner Guru® Podcast. As a survivor of the fatal 2009 Sedona Sweat Lodge, Laura is committed to transforming the self-help industry and to ensure that self-help is conducted in a truly safe and empowering way.

  •  the good and bad of the self-help industry
  •  the importance of going within for answers and trusting yourself
  •  how your inner wisdom is not always easy or simple to access
  •  the value of sharing your own words instead of those of others
  •  the love/hate relationship with self-help in the coaching industry
  •  the search for your own inner guru
  •  the value of conscious active self-care versus passive self-care
  •  the importance of being a healthy sceptic
  •  recognising when your intuition is operating through a filter
  •  how what you respond to in someone else is a reflection of yourself, good or bad
  •  how there is no cookie-cutter shortcut or magic bullet and that life is about the experience

To access Laura's Free Your Inner Guru Guidebook, go to:

You can learn more about Laura Tucker at:

Free Your Inner Guru® episodes are released bi-weekly at

Kitty Waters - How to Find Your Calling

Kitty Waters - How to Find Your Calling

March 4, 2020

Welcome back to She Rises! Today Giovanna welcomes Kitty Waters, a Success and Business Coach who helps others create their dream lives via her Dharma Life Programme.

Together, Giovanna and Kitty explore:

  • the concept of Dharma, being the right path of action
  • how following your passions in combination with your unique gifts and talents is living your purpose
  • how your purpose will continue to evolve as you do
  • how to get quiet and ask the right questions of your soul
  • how we need to know what we want and not worry about how it's going to happen

You can find out more about Kitty Waters and the Dharma Life Programme at the following links:

As a special gift to listeners, Kitty is offering a 20% discount on the next Dharma Life Programme, starting in April 2020. To take up this exclusive offer, PM her on Instagram @kitty_talks.

Shelley Paxton - Living with Soul

Shelley Paxton - Living with Soul

February 26, 2020

Welcome back to She Rises! Today Giovanna welcomes fellow soul sister and Chief Soul Officer, Shelley Paxton. Shelley is an international speaker and coach, and author of Soulbbatical: A Corporate Rebel's Guide To Finding Your Best Life.

Together, Shelley and Giovanna talk about:

- What it means to be on a Soulbbatical, and why that is important
- What it means to have alignment in your life around your soul
- The importance of making the time to reconnect with your soul instead of waiting for some day
- Practical exercises to begin the work of rediscovering ourselves
- The value of taking small steps daily towards a more aligned and fulfilled life

You can find more information about Shelley Paxton at:

Soulbbatical: A Corporate Rebel's Guide To Finding Your Best Life is available to purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bam!, and Indie Bound.


Marlo Ellis - Lessons from an Uncommon Woman

Marlo Ellis - Lessons from an Uncommon Woman

February 19, 2020

Welcome back to She Rises! Today Giovanna welcomes Marlo Ellis, founder of The Uncommon Woman and Success Coach, who is driven to share her message of healing and empowerment with women across the globe.

Marlo shares her story, and her perspective and wisdom on:

- the way we unlock healing through owning, releasing, and sharing our stories
- the power of sharing your truth and pain as a tool for healing and helping others
- the divine feminine as a way to reconnect with our innate nature and step into empowered leadership
- the importance of honoring the divine feminine in working with other women

Find out more about Marlo Ellis and The Uncommon Woman at

Giovanna Capozza - The History of Love

Giovanna Capozza - The History of Love

February 12, 2020

Welcome back to She Rises! Today on a special Valentine's episode, Giovanna shares the interesting history and purpose of Valentine's Day, including:

- the origins of Valentine's Day as a day celebrating love
- the romantic intention of Valentine's Day
- the value of celebrating love regardless of your relationship status
- the powerful practice of writing a love letter to yourself


CrisMarie Campbell & Susan Clarke - The Beauty Of Conflict

CrisMarie Campbell & Susan Clarke - The Beauty Of Conflict

February 5, 2020

Welcome back to She Rises! Today Giovanna welcomes CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke, co-founders of Thrive Inc, and authors of The Beauty of Conflict and the Beauty of Conflict for Couples.

CrisMarie & Susan share their perspective on:

  • embracing conflict in relationships instead of fearing it
  • learning to tolerate the tension to move through it
  • how to calm yourself in the midst of conflict
  • the value of voicing what you don't want to say
  • dealing with your own and someone else's defensiveness

You can connect with CrisMarie and Susan at



Teo Alfero - Practically Dreaming

Teo Alfero - Practically Dreaming

January 29, 2020

Welcome back to She Rises! Today Giovanna welcomes friend and teacher, Teo Alfero.

Teo shares his incredible wisdom and experience on topics including:

  • using dreaming to access other worlds and knowledge
  • how to move from unaware to intentional dreaming
  • the differences experienced between a deep meditative state and intentional dreaming
  • creating your life in dreaming as a means to create your life in your waking life
  • what it means to have an ego and navigate being a spiritual being
  • shifting perspective to see the value and purpose of the ego in our lives


You can find out more about Teo on the following websites:

Teo Alfero's book is called "The Wolf Connection: What Wolves Can Teach Us about Being Human"

More about lucid dreaming:
"The Art of Dreaming" by Carlos Castaneda