The Uplifters
The Uplifters
Episode 1: How to Live Your Dreams and Unlock Your Potential

Episode 1: How to Live Your Dreams and Unlock Your Potential


It’s not too late to live your dreams. The Uplifters will show you how.

This podcast is dedicated to celebrating the Uplifters: the teachers, the coaches, the caregivers, and the servant leaders who can get so focused on helping everyone around them that they forget to nurture their dreams to go, see, and do big things.

But, it’s not too late.

In this podcast, we share the tools and strategies Uplifters use to bolster themselves, sustain their Work, and go after their purpose. 

The Uplifters Podcast believes that we all have limitless potential for growth and impact — but that sometimes we can feel stuck, lost, and in need of a boost to get up and claim our dreams.

In each episode you’ll discover:

  1. The deeply personal stories of inspiring women who have worked through challenges to create big, beautiful lives

  2. The way their blocks and barriers became tools for success

  3. The powerful mindset techniques you can use to create your biggest life

The research is very clear: If we surround ourselves with people who believe that change and growth are possible at every stage, we are more likely to courageously follow our dreams. Our show is designed as an Uplifter daisy chain, so every guest is someone who’s inspired our listeners and previous guests. 

Join the conversation with our guests and our community and tell us who inspires you at

Aransas Savas:

Aransas Savas CPC, ELI-MP, is a veteran Wellbeing and Leadership Coach, certified by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching and The International Coaching Federation.

She has spent her career at the intersection of research, behavior change, coaching and experience strategy. She has created a uniquely holistic and proven approach to coaching that blends practical, science-backed techniques with energy coaching. 

She has partnered with customer experience strategists, at companies like Weight Watchers, Best Buy, Truist, Edward Jones, US Bank, and many more, to apply the power of coaching and behavior change science to guide customers on meaningful, and often, transformative, journeys.

As a facilitator on a mission to democratize wellbeing, she has coached thousands of group sessions teaching participants across socio-economic levels to leverage the wellbeing techniques once reserved for the wellness elite.

Aransas is the founder of LiveUp Daily, a coaching community for uplifting women who grow and thrive by building their dreams together.

Based in Brooklyn, Aransas is a 20-time marathoner, a news wife, and mother to a 200-year old sourdough culture, a fluffy pup and two spirited, creative girls.



Welcome to The Experience Strategy Podcast. I'm your host. Forgive me if I burst into fits of uncontrollable giggles any second now, because I've waited a really long time to say that. This show, this moment is literally a dream come true. This show is very much a celebration of, and inspired by, what I call Uplifters. And these Uplifters, these are the women we've all known, and we've probably been them. These are the givers: The caregivers, the coaches, the teachers, the servant leaders, the women who spend so much of their lives focused on helping others and making everything better for everyone around them that they can forget to nurture their own dreams to go do and be and see big things. My story is, I hope, just one more little bit of evidence for all of these women that it's not too late. 

So if you're listening to this right now, thank you. Thank you for being a part of this big dream-making moment for me. Whatever it is you've been dreaming of doing or being, or if you're just in that place of wondering what it is your dreams are then maybe this moment will be an invitation and a reminder to you too that it's really truly not too late. 

I've been working with women of all ages and backgrounds as a coach and experience strategist for 20 years now. I've worked with in their 20s and 30s throughntheir 70s and 80s,  and I’ve seen how we can all get sucked into this belief that we've missed the boat somehow on whatever it is we want to do. I hope you’ll find in this podcast a greater belief that you can do what you want to do. You'll hear from the women who at 60 and 70 and 80 took up running or horseback riding or started to write that novel, or women in their 20s and 30s who thought it was too late to have the career or the relationship. You’ll learn how they tapped into powerful mindset strategies to overcome whatever limiting beliefs they might have had. Most of these women actually found that those limiting beliefs ended up enabling their success. And so in every episode, you're gonna hear their tools and their strategies that they use to bolster themselves, to sustain themselves, while taking care of lots of other people and things in their lives and what they used to achieve some really big purpose goals. 

These women are so inspiring. In some cases they will be people you've heard of, but oftentimes these are everyday heroes, people whose lives are impactful and rich, but whose stories you may never have heard. And you'll learn how they overcome their challenges, the way their mindsets enable them to create their biggest life. 

Sorry if I'm a broken record here, but the goal is that you'll be able to learn from them and use these ideas to create your biggest life. The reason we're approaching it this way is because there's some really powerful research, notably from the renowned neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett, that says that the people we spend the most time with have the biggest influence on our well-being and happiness. My life is infinitely richer because of the women that I spend my time with. I want to give you some of that magic in this show. I want to wrap you up in the voices and the stories of uplifting women. And so we're all going to be in this together. And the show itself is going to be created as what I call an Uplifter daisy chain. So every single guest is going to be somebody who has inspired our listeners and our previous guests. My dream is that this show will bring us together. There's strength in numbers, right? And so we're gonna celebrate and inspire the Uplifters and we're gonna inspire and celebrate each other so that we can all keep growing and glowing brighter through the inspiration of one another. And so while these interviews will often just be me with inspiring women. The goal is to open up a broader conversation with you, the listener, the Uplifters everywhere. And my big dream for this show is that we'll find each other and that we will inspire each other to live and love bigger than we ever imagined. So I hope every single one of you will join the conversation at I might have cried when I purchased the domain because it was just that first moment of realizing that this little girl dream was coming true. 

So the best thing you can do for us right now is to help us connect with other Uplifters and to help support this show if this is a mission that you believe in, like and subscribe to our show. Please write a short review. It's amazing how much that helps other people find a brand new baby podcast like this one. And then if you are energized by our guests and you want to connect with them and you want to hear more of these stories, then come on over to and share the show with your friends, your sisters, your coworkers, all the women who lift you and the ones who could use a boost, and let's talk to each other. Let's learn from each other. Let's nurture our big dreams. I literally believe that if we can come together and if we can learn from one another, it could literally change the world. I'm really excited to do this with all of you. And if you've listened this far, then I feel like we're well on our way. 

I don't wanna end this without talking about one last really important element of this show though, which is that the entire show is completely Uplifter made. The music that you heard at the start and that you'll hear again in just a moment with some amazing lyrics, is by my wildly talented 14-year-old daughter Savannah. Art is by the also wildly talented Jenna Freimuth and Joanne Grobe. Our producer is one of my personal heroes and a huge inspiration, Traci DeForge, a legendary podcast and radio producer. The voices that you hear opening every episode are just a few little snippets of voices from some of the incredible and uplifting women who carry me through every day of my life, who help me grow and who help inspire me with their lives, from my daughters to my sweet, sweet grandma and my mom and my aunt. So Grandma, Momma, Derby, Savannah, Irene, Laurie, Heather, Jaclyn, Karen, Kyia, Joanne, Julie, Annamarie, Lakshmi, Kara, Sam, Sus, Lisa, Marci, Kyle, Elise, MaryBeth, Anita, Anne, Gina, Cheryl, Heather, Liz, Sharon, and the uplifting man without whom I would have a fraction of the joy and love I have in my life, Andy: this is for all of you. To all of you listening. I love you. I'm so proud to be an Uplifter with you. And I'm so excited to see what happens when we connect and we share and we inspire one another. Talk to you soon with our first big interview.

The Uplifters
The Uplifters
This podcast is dedicated to celebrating the Uplifters.
In every episode, we share the tools and strategies Uplifters use to take care of themselves.
You'll hear the deeply personal stories of inspiring women who have worked through challenges to create big, joyful lives; how blocks and barriers became tools for success; and powerful mindset techniques you can use to live up. 💫