Everything Comes Down to Heart | with Regan Walsh

Regan Walsh is an author, a keynote speaker for Fortune 500 companies such as Freddie Mac, Nike, Intuit, and JPMorgan, and an NYU-certified coach who focuses on helping women who are over-programmed and underwhelmed to reclaim their lives, both personally and professionally. She contributes to Harvard Business Review and Forbes and Fast Company, nbc.com, Today, and Real Simple have all featured her work. Regan is located in Columbus, Ohio, and coaches people from all over the world.

Regan is also the first return guest to Gravity. In Episode 2, she and Brett shared a vulnerable story about their history and early careers. Both have evolved — in their careers and as people — and now Regan is excited to talk about her new book, “Heart Boss.”

During a time in her life full of profound transformation — from leaving her husband, entering into her first same-sex relationship, and losing her job — she started chronicling the true, unbelievable stories of her life.

Through trials and tribulations, she’s learned to tune out her assumptions of what everyone is thinking about her, follow her gut, and take the necessary steps to move forward. From leaping away from a soulless job to getting punched in the face while practicing Muay Thai, Regan has led with heart in everything that she does.

What Brett asks:

  • [02:33] Why Regan had to write “Heart Boss”
  • [08:01] Can you give people context into how you’ve followed your gut in your life?
  • [18:27] Can you tell the story about the vacation you took with your dad?
  • [29:04] How can people learn to ask for what they need?
  • [31:57] How have you developed a love for solo vacations?
  • [40:37] What have you learned through practicing Muay Thai?
  • [44:46] What was the journey like to publish your book?

Lessons for intentional living:

  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help. People want to help other people, they like to, but they can’t help if others aren’t willing to articulate what they want or need. Give people the gift of helping you.
  • Take time for yourself. We always think of vacations as something to do with friends or family — but if you take that time for yourself, it can be incredibly energizing.