Episode 022: Inner Voice Coach Kelly Covert on Perfectionism, Trust & Worthiness

“I want women to stop beating themselves up with that mean voice and live by the voice that says, ‘You are worthy now.’"~Kelly Covert

Jennifer talks with inner voice coach Kelly Covert about speaking up, giving voice to what it's like to be an authentic woman in this world, and acknowledging your own self worth -- no matter how challenging. In this vulnerable conversation, Kelly shares her struggle with performance and perfectionism in regard to being a professional musician, triathlete, coach and, especially, as a mom to a child with special needs.


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Kelly Covert is an inner voice coach with a passion for helping women entrepreneurs believe and achieve their big vision by connecting deeply with the wisdom that is inside of them all while owning their worthiness each and every day. Through her intuitive, heart-centered approach she helps women awaken to their true power as creators and world-changers.

She is the creator and host of the In Her Voice podcast. Her work has been featured on The Huffington Post, The Elephant Journal,, and she has been a featured guest on many podcasts.

Kelly is also a professional flutist with Symphoria, a wife and the mother of 2 big boys and 1 baby girl beagle named Piper.

You can learn more and connect with Kelly at

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"I can kind of burn off those things that I don’t need and get to the essence of who I am and trust that more than trusting what I’ve heard about who I need to be my whole life." ~Kelly Covert

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Highlights from the Episode

-The “inner voice” Kelly talks about is the place of wisdom inside of us, not the voice that beats us up -- it takes practice to be able to discern between the two.

-How we can try on our inner voice to see what it feels like in our physical body, like we would a dress.

"Is this me? Is this who I am? Is this who I want to be? Why do I think that I need this? Is this something that somebody told me I needed?"

-The importance of a consistent morning practice and what that Kelly’s looks and feels like.

-Connection to higher power and divine source -- how Kelly believes this power is rooting for her to succeed and it comes through in intuitive hits of awareness.

"When I meditate, I don’t get voices speaking to me… I just get really still because usually up there in my brain I’m a hot mess."

-The origin of the title “inner voice coach” and how that relates to her career as a professional flutist and teacher.

-The challenge of trusting your inner voice and how it relates to risk taking.

-The through line of Kelly’s life and work in music, triathlon and coaching.

-Growth and learning through fear and failure.

-Kelly’s struggle with perfectionism and how it carried over into her journey into motherhood with a child with special needs.

"I had this amazing realization that in order to love him just how he is, I needed to love myself just how I am."

-One of the main sources of dissatisfaction in life is not authentically being who you are, and it can be scary to practice that authenticity.

-The importance of community and people who can hold space to accept you no matter what.

-How Kelly feels about sharing vulnerably and publicly online through her podcast.

"You are worthy now."

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