Feeling Powerful from the Streets to the Boardrooms with Jennifer Cassetta

UPDATED: May 9, 2024
PUBLISHED: March 8, 2023
Feeling Powerful from the Streets to the Boardrooms with Jennifer Cassetta

Jennifer Cassetta is a motivational speaker, a health and empowerment coach and a third-degree black belt.  

When Cassetta was in her first year of training in the martial art of Hapkido, she was near the twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001. She believes that her martial arts training empowered her and likely healed her from PTSD. Aiming to inspirate that same strength in others, she developed her own seven belts, or levels, for becoming an ultimate badass. 

This week, she walks On Your Terms host Erin King through the seven belts of her dojo: orange belt blocks any negativity coming your way, green belt is finding your voice and setting boundaries and black belt involves becoming a leader and taking a stand. 

Cassetta also talks about survivor’s guilt, finding your origin story, listening to your intuition, practicing situational awareness and being intentional with inner and outer dialogue.

“You don’t have to come out as a warrior in any way and knock people down. It’s not about that,” Cassetta insists. “It’s really about going within and taking care of yourself so you can be a better person in the world and really be a better human.”

Jennifer Cassetta’s new book is called The Art of Badassery: Unleash Your Mojo with Wisdom of the Dojo. Follow her on Instagram at @jenncassetta and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/jennifer-cassetta/

On Your Terms with Erin King is no longer releasing new episodes on the SUCCESS Podcast Network, but you can still listen to the full conversation below.

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Erin King is the bestselling author of “You’re Kind of a Big Deal: Level Up by Unlocking Your Audacity” and “Digital Persuasion: Sell Smarter in the Modern Marketplace.” She’s also the Chief Social Officer at Strikepoint Media, a digital marketing firm focused on social customer acquisition. But hands down, her toughest job is being a personal full-time assistant to a 13-pound cavapoo puppy named Betty White. You can connect with her on Instagram @mrs.erin.king