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Season 1, Episode 31

How to Design Your Career to Fit Your Life with Noa Ries and Kim Havens of Kahilla

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It’s time to get inspired to design the business and leadership lifestyle of your dreams. 

Regardless of what you do, you are a leader of your own life. You lead in your home. You lead in your work. You lead in your personal life. A common struggle that many of you have already faced is how to lead as a whole human with a whole life. Leaders often compartmentalize and make choices in one area of their lives while neglecting certain other areas. This doesn’t have to be the case. You can make choices that allow you to bring all parts of yourself onto the table. You don’t have to sacrifice your personal life to grow a successful business. 

Noa Ries and Kim Havens, co-founders of the rapidly growing business, Kahilla, are here to explore this unconventional idea with you. These remarkable women have found a way to lead together that supports each of them in their whole beings, all while building a thriving business. They share the decisions they’ve made on how they designed their company and partnership, as well as the very popular leadership advice they have chosen to ignore in order to create the type of life that serves them, their families and a community of empowered women around the world.


Read more about being the creator of your own life

In a world where opportunities abound, there’s often one significant obstacle holding us back: ourselves. But what if we realized that we have the power to create anything we desire? By shifting from a victim mindset to that of a conscious creator, we can tap into our true potential.

Welcome to the Empowerment Triangle, where the roles of Victim, Villain, and Hero are replaced with Creator, Coach, and Challenger.

In this article, we explore the transformative power of embracing the Creator role and taking responsibility for our lives.

Discover the key skills of a Creator, from passionate commitment to conscious focus and decisive action. It’s time to break free from limitations and design a life that aligns with your vision and aspirations.

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Noa Ries

Co-Founder of Kahilla an online executive women’s network. I’m passionate about building inspiring brands based on community and focused on women’s empowerment. With my co-founder we have created a digital community offering resources that include curated coaching, content, and community for women on the rise. Our mission is simple: to build an honest, authentic business that unites and supports women in their desire to lead their best lives. In doing so, we’ve also created a safe space for women to have open conversations about the things that really matter to them.

An ‘active creative’ and natural relationship builder deeply connected to health and fitness, all my businesses have centered on empowerment and community. 


Kim Havens 

Co-founded Kahilla in 2018, seeking to help get gender and racial parity at the top of corporate America. Prior to that she enjoyed an 18-year career in commercial real estate development building large-scale. urban communities that positively impacted people lives through thoughtful design.


2:17 – Meet David Hassell and Shane Metcalf of 15Five.

2:49 – What is 15Five?

7:34 – How discovering your Zone of Genius helps you to find your purpose.

11:45 – Shane Metcalf’s own personal growth journey led him into best-self management.

18:20 – David Hassell’s personal growth journey through finding his Zone of Genius, creating his best-self management methodology, and meeting his co-founder Shane Metcalf.

28:24 – How Shane and David met and created 15Five.

33:23 – What is Best-Self Management? It is about leaving a company as a better person and better performer than when you joined them.

37:51 – How engagement dictates company culture, employee health, and overall success. Engagement and performance are the biggest issues that a company needs to solve.

41:44 – How to develop your team as well as your own best self. 

47:36 – What we can learn from remote work. 

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