As a positivity expert and life coach, Emily Klein is dedicated to helping women move through and release the shame, fear, and unworthiness preventing them from living a joyful life. The Brave Files.

Choosing A Joyful Life

With Featured Guest

Emily Klein


Top Takeaways From This Episode

  • You learn by living.
  • There’s always something you can change and do differently.
  • It takes a village to raise a person.
  • True bravery is found living in a way that’s authentic for you – no matter what other people may say.
  • You have the power to choose joy.

Emily is a life-long student. Since her early twenties, she immersed herself in studies focused on living fully. She learned life is what you make of it. Certainly, we agree with that! Your mindset and outlook on life play an integral role in the way it all plays out. Life doesn’t simply happen to you. In fact, you have control!

A Joyful Journey

Emily’s own brave journey began when she separated from her husband. Throughout her marriage, Emily lost her spark. She no longer knew who she was, but she knew she was unhappy. Eventually, enough was enough. Emily knew she wanted to model a woman of strength for her daughter. She wanted to take her happiness into her own hands and live a joyful life.

Emily realized she didn’t have to live anything other than a fulfilling and joyful life. She knows the path isn’t always easy, but it is definitely worth it. In turn, Emily took ownership of her mistakes and began living in her power. Essentially, she went from victim to victor, and her life never looked the same.

Sharing the Joy

Throughout her lifetime, Emily learned the power of community. It’s true – No matter where you are in life, you don’t have to do it alone. As a chef, she began holding intimate cooking lessons in the homes of other women. The community formed there was certainly powerful. It was this love and positivity that led Emily to begin coaching women to live more joyful lives of their own.

There's more!

Wait! Want more on “joy?” Check out the following: Joy Shared is Happiness ReturnedGirl Seeking Joy,  Passport to Joy.

Finally, if you're looking to create a more intentional gratitude practice be sure to check out Heather Vickery's Gratitude Journal: Shift Your Focus and Grow Grateful: A Gratitude Journal for Kids and Families. Both are available now on Amazon.



Emily’s business, Live A Joyful Life, is focused on the fact that every woman has the right to be happy, brave, fulfilled, and free. She coaches women on how to move through and release the shame, fear, and unworthiness preventing them from living fully. Her work centers around the power of taking responsibility and building a life of joy. She teaches others that they do have a choice, and they can make a change if they desire.

No doubt about it, Emily’s work makes the world a better place. We can all use a little more joy in our lives, right?

Connect with Emily

Learn more about Emily through her website. Her blog focuses on all the facets of living in alignment with the things that bring you joy, and her positivity shines through.

Additionally, we encourage you to connect with Emily via Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Giving is Good

Emily supports St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude works to advance cures and further prevention of childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The organization aims to change the way we understand childhood cancer and ultimately find a cure.

"Taking responsibility provides accountability. That's when you have all the power."

- Emily Klein

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Meet your Host, Heather Vickery

Heather Vickery is an award-winning business owner and global leader with over 20 years as an entrepreneur. She leverages her entrepreneurial skills and expertise to coach individuals towards greater personal and professional fulfillment by helping them leverage their fear into intentional bravery. Heather says “When we choose bravely, on purpose, we choose bigger, have bigger successes and it’s contagious” A celebrated public speaker, Heather inspires audiences and empowers attendees with the tools they need to live bold and successful lives through creating balance, time management, mindfulness, as well as countless systems, strategies, and boundaries. She’s the author of Gratitude Journal: Shift Your Focus and Grow Grateful: A Gratitude Journal for Kids and Families. Heather is also the host and executive producer of The Brave Files Podcast.

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