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The Legendary Leaders Podcast

Aug 10, 2021


How aligned are you with your purpose?

Do you intentionally say yes to yourself and to having a purpose? Having a purpose means making choices of what will give your life meaning and give you pleasure.

In this episode of the Legendary Leaders Podcast, we have Bunny Young, a serial entrepreneur, business therapist, virtual speaker, retreat facilitator, and the founder of A Better Place Consulting. She empowers and educates businesses and organizations about the impact of work-life alignment.  

Listen in to learn how to intentionally say yes to yourself and create a space where you get to express yourself. You will also learn how to be mindful when building a business not to end up being a very expensive job.


Key Takeaways:

  • How to start with self-love and understand that you were created for a higher purpose.
  • How to live a life of intentions with purpose, to create an impact for yourself and others.
  • How to build a business where you value your team and what they contribute.


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Episode timeline:

  • [0:41] Intro
  • [3:23] The power of being intentional and saying yes to yourself and your space.
  • [8:46] Bunny explains how she pours into herself at a hundred percent in everything she does.
  • [11:27] She describes her very intentional career journey and how she became a coach.
  • [17:40] Understanding equine-assisted learning and how it’s used in team building.
  • [20:56] The power of having a purpose and choosing your freedom and security.
  • [25:29] How she found her freedom of choice and purpose despite everything that’s happened to her.
  • [32:59] Bunny on how she experienced Chinese culture and even became a stunt woman.
  • [40:40] How she started and grew her company with intentionality where she puts her team ahead.



  • “Purpose is to continue saying yes to the things that bring you more vibrancy and more pleasure in life.”- Bunny Young [20:12]


  • “Bad things happen and how you respond to them, is your choice.”- Bunny Young [25:27]


  • “The impact of your life is not always what you get credit for in your life; you have no idea who you’re impacting.”- Bunny Young [39:29]


  • “Be very mindful how you start your company because how you start and how you grow your company, is going to be the company you end having.”- Bunny Young [43:46]



Find | Cathleen Merkel


On Instagram: @CathleenMerkel

On Facebook: @CathleenMerkelCoaching

On LinkedIn: @CathleenMerkel


Find | Bunny Young


Instagram: @abetterplaceconsulting and @bunnyhas6legs

Facebook: and the Difference Makers Discussions Group

On LinkedIn: Bunny Young and A Better Place Consulting




About Cathleen Merkel: 


As a Thought Leader in the Mindset & (Self-) Leadership space, Cathleen supports high achieving, but worn-out women create a more content & balanced life without sacrificing their hard-earned success. Following a simple 6 step framework, she helps you not only reconnect with your inner feminine side; Cathleen also supports you to rediscover your REAL YOU!
Cathleen focuses on women who lost their sense of purpose, who feel they are running in a hamster wheel, trying to please everyone but themselves. She helps you to turn your careers, your social connections and personal life around so that you will start feeling fulfilled and excited again about the days to come.  
At the end of the process, Cathleen's clients will feel healthier, happier, energised and clear about their future.  
With over 15 years of leadership experience in Retail, Media & Broadcasting, Engineering and Property Investment, Cathleen has not only experienced the challenges and opportunities of a female leader herself; she has also been leading and supporting various leadership development initiatives within large, complex, multinational matrix organisations.

Only by deeply experiencing her very personal life challenges – ‘hitting a wall experiences’ –Cathleen was able to redefine her own purpose, deciding to bring ease and content to as many women as possible on the planet!


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About Bunny Young

Stuntwoman turned businesswoman is the best way to start a bio. After being diagnosed with a heart condition at an early age and depending on a service dog for a higher quality of life, Bunny focuses on using each day to fully deliver our purpose within the world. Bunny founded her company, A Better Place Consulting to empower and educate businesses and organizations about the impact of work-life alignment. 

Bunny enjoys breaking the codependency found between professionals and their companies. Bunny also enjoys teaching burnout prevention to law enforcement, military, and correctional officers.

She is a third-generation entrepreneur, an international speaker, retired therapist, surfer, Army wife, and cowgirl who speaks 4 languages. Bunny is still most proud of her incredible family of two amazing daughters and her sexy supportive husband.