Release Your Stranglehold on Fear (Finally)


One of my mentors and friends, Tess Marshall, has just opened The Unstoppable Courage Club, a monthly program designed to help you let go of any and all fears that keep you from being your incredible true self. Enjoy this interview and if you’re inclined, please click here or on the link at the end to join. (This isn’t an affiliate program, so I get no percentage of Tess’ signups, just the knowledge that I introduced the two of you so you can grow together.).

Tess, for our readers who don’t know you please introduce yourself.

I work as a writer, speaker, and courage coach. I have a master’s degree in counseling psychology and had a private practice in Michigan for 10 years. I love to guide and inspire people to overcome their fears, take the action needed to create a meaningful life and be wildly successful. 

I write at The Bold Life, for an amazing and growing community that I love dearly.  My work has allowed Tess Marshall 1-15me to reach people all over the world. I’ve written three books and created five ecourses and now the Unstoppable Courage Club.

Tell us more about the Unstoppable Courage Club.

The Unstoppable Courage Club is a monthly program designed to help you do one thing: Overcome fear with confidence and courage.

I want to reach as many as people I can. I’ve set the monthly fee very low to ensure that anybody can join and there are no excuses to get started with releasing your fear.

Each month the focus will be on releasing your fear and building your courage.  Why monthly? Because overcoming fear and making positive change takes time and consistent practice. The biggest reason people fail is because they try to do too much at once.

The course is designed to take you beyond excuses, procrastination, worries and doubts … from fear to freedom.  You’ll gain the confidence to take bold action. 

As a subscriber, each month you will receive articles and videos, access to the club on a private page at The Bold Life. There will be a new topic each month; here’s the breakdown for this year:

January: The Courage to Feel and Act Worthy of The Good Life

February: The Courage to Focus on Your Dreams and Proceed with Abandon

March: The Courage to Take Risks and Fail

April: The Courage to Expect and Embrace Rejection

May: The Courage to Resolve Problems and Heal Relationships

June: The Courage to Become More Present and Engaged in the World

July: The Courage to Live with More Adventure, Freedom and Love

August: The Courage to Immerse Yourself Live with Uncertainty

September: The Courage to Be Vulnerable and Love No Matter What

October: The Courage to Be Yourself and Be For Yourself

November: The Courage to Quit Your Excuses and Be 100% Responsible

December: The Courage to Believe In Your Capabilities to Succeed

Lessons. You’ll get a video or article each month on overcoming fear and mastering confidence and courage.

Is there anything else included in the monthly program?

Yes. You’ll also get reminder emails each week with ideas to take actionable steps to eliminate fear, monthly helpsheets to reinforce the lesson, webinars on that month’s lesson (with time for Q&A!), and access to a private Facebook for check-ins. 

Why did you create The Unstoppable Courage Club?

I understand what it is like to be paralyzed by fear. In the past, I made mistakes, I spent my time freaked out, playing small, denying and hiding from fear.

Little by little, I turned my life around. I created a new story.  The payoff of my post-fear life? I raised my family, I saved my marriage, became a successful therapist, a coach, an author, a professional speaker, a blogger, a writer–all things that I achieved even though I never thought they were possible. 

The Unstoppable Courage Club is the culmination of everything I’ve learned. I’m still asked, “How do you do it?” I’ve been blessed with very loving and brilliant mentors and teachers throughout my lifetime. Now it’s my turn to give back!

What are the benefits for those who join the Unstoppable Courage Club?

It is life-changing if you do the exercises, participate in the webinars, get involved in the community and apply what you learn.  Anais Nin said, “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” 

Once you commit to doing what it takes, you’ll become more confident and courageous in everything you do. You can’t think your way out of fear. You must act your way out of it. Once you change your life, there is no going back. You may fall back but you can’t stay back. It’s impossible. 

The course will lead you out of the pitfalls of fear and insecurity and into the power of freedom and innate courage. You only need to take one small step at a time. All your little steps add up and take you where you need—and want—to be.

You can sign up for The Unstoppable Courage Club here.

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  1. Thanks for having me as your guest! I appreciate your kindness. Happy Courageous New Year!

    • Beth says:

      You are so welcome, Tess! Always good to have you come around. Looking forward to seeing great things from you and your Courageous Group this year!

  2. Fran Sorin says:


    A great interview with our mutual friend, Tess Marshall. I have known her for several years and think that what she has to say has a tremendous amount of merit. More importantly, if you observe how she is living her life, that’s enough reason to sign up for her course. Tess is the real deal. If I weren’t so jammed up with my book tour, I would sign up. As I told her recently, she is gusty and divine-a rare combination. xo-Fran

    • Beth says:

      I completely agree, Fran, about Tess’ guts and bravado! She’s been a godsend for me in the last year and like you, I wish I could squeeze out the time to participate in her latest venture. I completely recommend her for anyone who needs a good, no-nonsense kick in the behind!

      Thanks so much for writing, Fran. It means a lot!

    • Fran,

      You’re the best! xo

  3. Beth,
    You’re funny! Someone told me I was a hard @## this week. I said, “Of course I am. I was one of 10 kids, 6th from the top. I had to fight for everything I got.

    I also worked in prison for a year counseling anyone whose crime was related to drugs or alcohol. Who does that? Only a hard ass!

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