Power Purls Podcast - Empower your creativity from the inside out

Hi, I'm Kara Gott Warner, coach and host of Power Purls Podcast. I help women to be more creatively INTUITIVE, navigate time management, get S*** done and understand how mindset plays a crucial role in achieving confidence and transformation.
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Power Purls Podcast - Empower your creativity from the inside out






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Nov 27, 2020

In this episode I'll be sharing how this podcast is changing, and why. You'll also learn about my own personal evolution since I started this podcast 5 years ago and what the future holds, because I think you may identify with some of my own personal realizations and struggles in your own situation.


Jun 24, 2020

The secret to achievement is not doing more. It’s learning how to constrain and focus on your WHY and allow that to drive your ship. In this episode, you'll discover 5 lessons I’ve learned from over-planning, over-doing and over-scheduling so you can notice them in your own thinking and avoid them! 

[FREE WORKSHOP] Learn the 3 mindset issues that keep you constantly struggling with the planning tools because you haven’t dialed in the mindset you need to use them to reach your next potential. I’ll show you how to retrain your brain to reach your creative lifestyle goals! Get started chasing your dreams ... have more time to create ... and do what lights you up!

Save your spot:

Jun 12, 2020

Learn how to navigate this new world of uncertainty with Master of You, a 5-point system to synchronize your body, home and your time with your ambition.

Cate Stillman has been leading a global community of wellness seekers since 2001, and is the author of Master of YOU, a 5-point system to up-level your life using the healing science of Ayurveda.
During our chat, we discuss the cosmic shift happening in the world against a backdrop of racism and inequality, and how this planetary "re-birthing" ties into the 5 elements of Ayurveda, and how this can influence us on both a micro and macro level.
Master of YOU is a blueprint to live a more connected and integrated life. It is a system to fill the gap between living your full potential and daily life. 

What you'll learn in this episode: 

  • The power of being open to curiosity in a changing world
  • Designing your environment to support a future vision
  • How to be the architect your environment 
  • Designing your space in the vibration of who you want to be next
  • Reflections on the history of race and rights in the U.S. 
  • How yoga teaches us to be receptive to what's going on 
  • How to use the 10 habits in Cate's first book, Body Thrive
  • The 5-point system in Master of YOU for an integrative life
  • Owning your time - why it is possible and necessary in an evolving world
  • How an "Innovative Calendar" allows for curiosity and uninhibited creativity

Positive stress creates positive change. 

-Cate Stillman

Links and resources mentioned:

Body Thrive book

Awake Living Course

Yogahealer Podcast 

The Yoga of Color with Romy Tousssaint

About Cate:

Cate empowers thrive-seekers to up-level their health, their careers, and their lives in real time. She teach wellness pros to grow their impact and their income and live their best lives.

Cate created and has been leading a global community since 2001 and have since helped thousands of people thrive in their health, their families, and their communities. My Ayurveda courses, Body Thrive and Living Ayurveda, transform people’s lives.


On the Web:

On Instagram: @yogahealer

Subscribe to the show: Power Purls Podcast on iTunes

Here are a few ways we can work together:

  • Set up a free breakthrough call: as a life and business coach, I hold the space for you to dig deeper … to find the root of your struggle so you can create new beliefs that move the needle in the direction of your creative dreams.
  • Take my free workshop: Tame Your Time Don't Lose Your Mind. because time management begins with brain management. What is that next chapter? It's no longer business as usual and how do you want to use your time in this changing world? What does that next chapter look like? Create a new vision for your future and buy back your time. Save your spot here:
May 29, 2020

Through the power of working with a life coach you gain incredible insights and awareness about the root of any struggle and learn the steps to overcome them.

I share my own journey and decision to work with my own life coach which has led me to becoming one myself. I discovered that it doesn't matter what your goal is ...a life coach helps you gain awareness about something that may be holding you back that you may not even be aware of, so you can remove the obstacles on the path to the life you really want. 

"Let yourself be silently drawn by the pull of what you truly love.


In this episode, I share with you the concept of "thought work," and why dialing in the right mindset is the cornerstone for all we wish to achieve.
Maybe you crave more time for creative, personal and professional pursuits, or perhaps you want to reach your desired goal weight, or finally get to work on your creative side gig.
A life coach shines the mirror and helps you gain awareness ... a peek inside your brain to understand the root of a struggle.
I’m offering free breakthrough sessions so you can get a taste of what it's like to work with a coach.
Go to to apply.
May 24, 2020
In this spontaneous, “weekend wanderings” episode, learn about the path of the 4 Cs to develop creative confidence and how to make it the launchpad every day. I also challenge your to discover these 4 Cs for yourself with a fun enlightening exercise. Enjoy :) 
May 21, 2020
Calling all shawl lovers! Meet designer, Grace Akhrem who shares details about her mystery knitalong (MKAL), and we discuss why now's the perfect time to cultivate the idea of "not knowing what's next."  
Episode highlights: 
  • Grace shares the details about her MKAL and exactly how it works
  • How an MKAL is a metaphor for our uncertain world 
  • Yarn show and tell and what her best suggestions are
  • Why you're never behind in an MKAL


Ways to work with me:

1. Set up a free consultation: as a life coach, I hold the space for you to dig deeper … to find the root of the problem so you can begin to create new beliefs that move the needle in the direction of your creative dreams. Go to to apply.

2. Take my free course: Tame Your Time Don't Lose Your Mind ... because time management begins with brain management.

May 7, 2020

Right now, more than ever, we have a special gift. The gift of TIME.

Many of us are home, sheltering in place … and our schedules have transformed because of this. And we have an opportunity to use this time in ways that we couldn’t before.

And to help you with with this … I’m hosting a free workshop called: Tame Your Time Don’t lose Your Mind, where I’ll be talking about 3 mindset issues that keep you stuck and how to overcome to create a simple planning process to buy back YOUR time.

Join me for the free masterclass - and overcome these 3 mindset issues that keep you stuck so you can craft a realistic and system to tame your time and not lose your mind! 

Reserve your spot at 

See you in class! 


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Apr 1, 2020

With all the lockdowns and kids at home from school, it's so easy to allow our brain to go to the extreme and think only in worst-case scenario. With patience and a plan, you can identify what is within your control and let go of the rest. 

We CAN choose PROACTIVITY, not reactivity.

Now more than ever, we can "live into the future" and create a new set of beliefs and possibilities ... paint a new picture. We can use this as an opportunity to grow, not shrink, hide or run the other way.

What you'll learn in this episode: 

  • Why creating a plan gives you power and confidence
  • Focus on what is in your control and let go of the rest  
  • Why hitting the pause button in your life gives clarity
  • Living in the moment = stillness and abundance
  • Time management as a form of "mind management" 
  • How NOT to choose victimhood

A rising tide really does lift all boats, and this is OUR TIME to show up and to think in a whole new way. 

We have a great opportunity right now to get scrappy and discover new things and the solution is right in front of you. You just have to be open to it. 

A crisis intensifies what is already there that we may not be facing. If we are open to it, we will see with clarity what our real WORK is. 

Mar 25, 2020
Home with the kids? 
This episode is for you my friend! 
So I’ve been struggling with having my son home and I’ll be totally transparent — this has been my MO every time there’s a snow day, or a holiday. I would act as if it was a surprise and it snuck up on me and it does not need to be that way. WHY do I allow this? 
Why is planning in this one area of my life (the most important) not managed well? 
Working from home and balancing work and family is tough. It’s so easy to plug the kids in.
So here’s what I did - I sat down and mapped out a daily schedule for my son and I decided this had to happen as my top priority.
There are always gifts from a challenge … a struggle. It’s funny how finally making this happen came out of necessity based on the crisis we are all dealing with. 
A rising tide lifts all boats — and so I’ve decided to do my part and share what I created for my son with you. 
You can get it on my website. and you’ll see a button on the top called “Home with Kiddos Survival Guide."
Mar 18, 2020

In this episode I share my support for the challenges we're collectively sharing during this Coronavirus crisis. This episode is off-the-cuff, raw and unpolished with no bells or whistles ... just me hopping on the mic to talk about courage in the face of fear, allowing grace and allow the gifts of vulnerability to move though us. 




Mar 11, 2020

Do you find all the reasons to not do what you say you will? Your reptilian brain is screaming: "me no wanna! I just want to knit and Netflix!"  

How can you possibly resist? The idea of knitting is perfect considering it's been a long day, and you really want to watch that docuseries on Netflix. "I deserve to kick back," you tell yourself.

What is at play here is resistance. We choose to do what feels good instead of the things that will help us reach our great potential. 

Resistance is so sneaky because it will always convince us to doing something that feels good instead of doing what's hard.

We find all the excuses … I’m hungry … I’m tired. I’m sick.

So many things that seem believable and then before you know it, your goals become wishes.  

What happens when resistance comes for a visit: 

  • When things get hard, we look for things that make us feel good

  • This is our primitive brain kicking in. IT. WILL. WIN if you let it

  • Natural tendency - we want to always seek comfort

  • We would rather take the path of least resistance

  • Humans by nature are lazy

  • The GOOD NEWS - this means you are a normal functioning human

How to overcome it:

  • Plan for it! It's not a matter of IF, it's a matter of WHEN

  • Get comfortable with being uncomfortable

  • You will allow the urge to NOT do what you say you will do. 

  • The payoff of discomfort? You get to reach your ULTIMATE goals. 

Discomfort is the currency of your dreams.

-Brooke Castillo

When it comes to planning, simple and scrappy is my philosophy. 

Planning starts with just one sheet of paper and I show you how in this episode! 

No fancy bells or whistles …

Just YOU, a pen and paper and your earbuds to listen to this episode! 

Planning is the runway ... then you take off and fly!



Instagram: @karagottwarner 

Mar 4, 2020

Indecision keeps you from going all-in. You wonder what the "right" way is. BUT someone else's right could be your wrong. In this part 2 of my 3-part series, I continue with the 3 "sneaky saboteurs" that keep you stuck and how to overcome them

Feb 26, 2020
In this part 1 of a 3-part series, we'll explore doubt, and the concept of BELIEF and why this is so crucial. Without a compelling reason then we are simply checking off boxes on a to-do list with no strong reason that drives us to achieve the results we desire.
In this episode, you'll learn to go from feeling uncertain about how to manage your time so you no longer feel confused, to seeing doubt and confusion as opportunities for growth and confidence.
Instead of indulging in the thought: "I'm confused!" you'll shift to the useful thought: “I’m learning ... I may not know the answer, but I’ll find out!"
This episode is brought to you by Tame Your Time Roadmap, a live, 6-week interactive “coach-in-a-box” workshop with Kara Gott Warner.
In this Workshop, Kara will show you how to be the master of your time and create a blueprint that takes the overwhelm and confusion out of the planning process!
Learn more: 
Feb 18, 2020

Today we're talking about the 3 "dream stealers" that keep us from carrying out our best-laid plans. 

I also teach these in free time management workshop for the creative woman. Reserve your spot now by going to
This will be a great workshop for you if you struggle with time management and you're not sure how to use a planner effectively. It will also help you with the mindset issues that keep you stuck in a cycle of confusion and overwhelm. Click here to sign up. 
This episode dives into the "trifecta of dream stealers" that keep us stuck, and make us go right down the schedule shame path.
I also share a little bit tough love too because with my coaching clients, I see this scenario happen all too often: we get the fancy planner, hook up the googles and other calendars, and we don't develop a process to use any of them. 
You'll learn how to plan the work and work the plan. Don't allow your goals to just be wishes. I'll show you how avoid these 3 saboteurs of planning success! 
Dec 11, 2019

Today I'm continuing on with my Tame Your Time series talking all things annual goals and how to create your very own vision board! Why do we resist planning ahead? It's because by nature we are actually lazy, and our normal tendency is to do what's easy. This causes fly-by-the-seat-of-our-pants kind of problems. I show you how NOT to do that! 

You can also see how I've been setting up my new Knitter's Planner page-by-page so you can set yourself up for success here: to see the video of my vision board and my philosophy when it comes to annual goal planning.

When you understand why we procrastinate or avoid doing what's hard -- that's when we are on to ourselves. That's when we actually have to tools to do something about it.

In The Knitter's Planner, and in most planners, you'll find this section. In this episode, I share the HOW and WHY of checking-in daily with your highest goals, and why writing and re-write them sets you up for success. 

I also talk about something called a vision board, and how I like mine to look like something out of an art journal. I also riff on how I started this process many years ago, and how it inspires me to stay connected to my goals. 

A vision board is a space that is up to wherever your imagination takes you. Add quotes, affirmations, paste in pictures from magazines ... whatever.

There's no right or wrong way. Just YOUR way!

When it comes to annual goal planning, The Knitter's Planner allows space for 3 big goals because studies have shown that any more than 3 could make it difficult to stay committed to any of them.

Stay small to go BIG.

I want you to achieve extraordinary success, and if you take the time to plan the goals that will move the needle in your life that will make all your other goals easier or unnecessary you will blow your own mind at the end of 2020.

I also talk about the 3 quadrants that I make sure to include in my annual goals: (in this order)

  • Health and wellness
  • Relationships
  • Work/business

Choosing goals in one of these 3 quadrants creates a harmonious way to counterbalance each area.

Action Step - If you've purchased your knitter's planner, open it to your 2020 annual goals page and map out your goals for 2020. Don't delay. Make it happen!

Have you purchased your planner yet? You still have time to get it before the new year! and you'll get my free planning guide + planning printables just for clicking to learn more.

Then, when you purchase your planner, send me your proof of purchase and I will send you a super-cute, quick-knit mitered purse pattern just in time for gift giving!

Dec 4, 2019
This episode kicks off a series for the month of December called: Tame Your Time and today I'm sharing 6 tips to stay sane through the Holidays!
We all want more time right? We can't have MORE time, but we can use it better, and when we scale down we can scale up! In today's podcast I share 6 tips to stay sane through the holidays. 
Click here to get my weekly nuggets of creative tips and organization wisdom delivered straight to your inbox every "UNPLUGGED" Wednesday!


For the month of December I'm offering something very special! when you order The Knitter's Planner. Here's what you get:
  • 10% off for a limited time only
  • a series of planning printables to use again and again
  • my getting it done guide! 

Sign up today: 

By the way, when yo get your new Knitter’s Planner, you don't need to wait to use it! You can dive right in and map out your annual goals to create your 2020 action plan. You can also plan your projects, and test drive the patterns. There’s no need to wait until January 1st. Start off on the right foot, and set yourself up for success ahead of time! 
Nov 20, 2019

Sometimes we keep striving, and doing because we think we are not enough. We are enough. We are DOING enough. We are worthy.

When you believe you are worthy and enough, then you don't second guess yourself. You don't let yourself down. You put one foot in front of the other. You keep on truckin.'
Why you need a planning process ...
I live by my planner - it helps me to find my lead domino every day to help me move the needle forward in my life. 
Without a planner, I would be a victim of my circumstances, and who needs that when you can CHOOSE your daily destiny! 
Think of a planner as a self-care tool, not a wasteland of sticky notes, which is why I helped create a new all-in-one planner and knitter's notebook, called The Knitter's Planner.
For a limited time, get 10% OFF your planner: and go from HOT mess to planning diva! 
Oct 16, 2019

Mary Jeanne Packer joins Kara Gott Warner to share a fascinating look inside the life and values of her business, Battenkill Fibers Carding and Spinning Mill. With authentic connection at her core, Mary Jeanne walks us through the depth and breadth of that farm-to-fabric connection, from vision to craft to sustainability.

Oct 9, 2019

Learn the 3 SURPRISING reasons why you lack confidence in your knitting skills (and these reasons are NOT what you might expect!) Just understanding these 3 things is exciting news because they can have a positive impact on your life if you apply them!

Sep 25, 2019

Working with a coach is an investment we may think of as an "expense" rather than an "investment" in ourselves. When we see the value of working with a coach and how it helps us to uplevel every area of our life, then we'll see the magic happen. The inspiration behind today's episode is my own coaching experience with Pat Flynn, host of Ask Pat and Smart Passive Income podcasts. I'm seriously a fan girl. Just sayin.' You'll hear me get pretty transparent about my struggles with Power Purls Podcast, and how I asked him for help. Let's just say, his advice was truly mind-blowing and a total game-changer. Check out my commentary about my session with Pat in this episode of Power Purls Podcast.

Sep 18, 2019

Power Purls Podcast is back! Bridging the worlds of craft and life, Kara Gott Warner reminds us of the depth in the Power Purls name. It’s more than just knitting – this is confidence-building. This is intuition. This is learning. And it starts right where you are.

May 22, 2019

It’s more than designing for cables-queen Alison Green, Berroco’s Design Department Manager. Listen in as Alison takes us into the many roles her title brings, from managing over fifty patterns in a single season to learning how to simplify her approach. It's all about going with the flow.

May 8, 2019

Franoicse Danoy of Aroha Knits, is a bi-racial, multi-craftual maker of color. She empowers knitters to explore the intersection of of making with identity. Her designs draw on her Maori heritage, and she celebrates the myths, legends and other stories about her culture and relates them to knitting as an artform.

Apr 24, 2019

Today I'm chatting with returning guest, knitwear designer and contributor to The Knitter's Planner Meghan Jones. She shares insights and a peek behind the curtain into her designing process, and how she makes it all happen with four kids, and a pattern design business. Meghan also shares her love for the swatching process and views it like doing scales on the piano - "a dozen a day, will get you to love the swatching process because it will make you a more confident knitter."

Apr 10, 2019

Welcome to the very first episode of 2019 where you will meet Stephanie Palmer, creator of The Quilter's Planner! Last year, Stephanie reached out to me to help her create The Knitter's Planner, and as an organization and planning fanatic, of course I was thrilled to collaborate with her on this exciting venture!

In this interview, we dive into the details, and share what makes The Knitter's Planner unique, and why you'll want to get your hands on one if knitting and staying organized are on the top of your list! We are working hard to create a holistic approach to the planning process so you can connect the dots in your life and knitting, and customize the planner to suit your own creative personality. 

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