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28th Mar 2023

Decision Making–Getting Past Overthinking and Overwhelm w/Kirsten Parker

Decision making. It’s something we do every single day, multiple times a day. I’m sure we’ve all seen that sometimes. It can be overwhelming, even debilitating; no matter how much we are keeping it together in other areas, sometimes we get tripped up. Fortunately, Kirsten Parker realized this was a common theme she saw with the people she was coaching and it became something she specialized in. Our conversation touches on her journey to look at the hard questions and make the decisions that led her into her current role, as well as a story from her clients, and talking about how this applies to you. 

If you are someone who can get overwhelmed and overthink, who has a hard time sticking to the decisions you’ve made or just likes to laugh along with an intriguing conversation—this episode is for you. We’ll talk a bit about purpose too, because The Grit Show has found that purpose is a topic that resonates with our community.


Kirsten helps overthinkers trust their choices. She spent years moving her life & career forward, Yale Master’s Degree in tow, feeling way more angst than certainty! Despite “success and smarts,” she second-guessed big AND small decisions, over-valued others’ opinions & usually catastrophized about what could go wrong. Coaching allowed her to finally feel calm, clear & confident—so she could feel present in her life—and that’s exactly what she helps clients do now. Get your FREE Overthinker’s Checklist to Simplify Decisions!

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Are you a giver and a doer? Are you someone who has shown your grit and powered through, and now you're ready for the other side? Now you re looking for the conversations that remind you about self-care, that bring to mind grace and understanding, and give you space to reflect on purpose. Do you want more room to breathe and to live life with a little more ease? Each week, we discover tools and ways of thinking that support alignment, build stronger connections, help us find better questions, and live our best life. Most weeks we laugh, some weeks the topics touch close to home, but ultimately; this is where we grow together as seekers and thrivers. The Grit Show - growth on purpose.

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Shawna Rodrigues

Shawna Rodrigues, Founder and Director of Impact at Authentic Connections Podcast Network, Host of The Grit Show ( and Author Express (, Podcast Mentor, Internationally Best-Selling Author ( and consultant. Find her on Instagram @ShawnaPodcasts.