Have you ever wanted something, but thought that it was out of reach?

Regardless of what you believe or what is happening around you, what would happen if you just went for it?

Karissa Kouchis, Speaker at Tony Robbins, did just that. This week on my Beauty and the Mess podcast I chatted with her on how she got to speak for Tony Robbins at just 23 years old and how she is contributing to humanity with her heart of service and free spirit.

Without spoiling her story for you, I want to encourage you to dig into your own story.

Twenty years ago, I graduated college less than a month before Y2K, the worldwide digital apocalypse. In fear that I would be unable to find a job that I loved, I settled for the first offer that came along. While I loved my boss and was the first person ever to reach a million dollars in sales within seven months, I was exhausted and unfulfilled. Once I hit my goal, I decided to pursue a career in healthcare staffing. I moved from Texas to Florida and with the same fear of being unable to find what I wanted, I took the first position that I got offered.

Until I showed up on the first day and passed out.

I remember waking up to an ambulance and some pretty hot men right in front of me!

With utter embarrassment, I put myself back on the market and found a perfect fit. Although I started at the bottom, I worked my way up to the toprunning the entire company within five years. Once I made it, I found myself once again exhausted and this time, a knowing that there was more to life. I had worked my way up the corporate ladder for a position that required having a Blackberry attached to my hip at all times and  could not take one day off from.

I began to search for what that more was.

In that search, I discovered that when you learn how to shift your thoughts and stop settling, there is more available to you than you can ever imagine.

Karissa is an incredible light that has discovered this early on and is now leading the way for more to unleash their power within.

What would you do if you stopped settling? What is that little voice inside of you screaming at you to do (or maybe just silently nudging)? Check out episode 15 with Karissa Kouchis, Unleash Her Power Within and lets get this conversation started in the comments below!



Robin Emmerich has spent close to a decade coaching some of the most successful women in business. Even with their considerable success, the common denominator is that as much as they seemed to be cruising through life on the outside, they were melting on the inside. It’s why Robin just launched Beauty and the Mess—an athleisure brand creating a sisterhood who understands that life is messy and difficult and challenging, but together, can find the strength to prioritize passion over perfection and fearlessly seek beauty in their everyday lives. She currently offers the CIJourney online course, based on the famed Stanford Masters Degree Course, ‘Creativity in Business,’ individual coaching and worldwide retreats. Connect with Robin at robinemmerich.com on Instagram, or beautyandthemess.com.