Women Worldwide with Deirdre Breakenridge (business)

Bob Burg is here today to talk about being a Go-Giver. Bob is a top-producing salesperson and former television personality. He speaks at conferences to huge crowds of 15,000 plus people. Many of his audience members have been influential people including a former president.

He is the author of sales and leadership books including Endless Referrals: Network Your Everyday Contacts Into Sales and Adversaries into Allies. He is also an author of the popular Go-Giver books which have sold over 800,000 copies. He was also named one of the 30 Most Influential Leaders by The American Management Association. Listen in, so you can learn how to up your sales by being a Go-Giver.

Show Notes

  • [04:21] Bob began in broadcasting and then moved to late night news.
  • [05:38] He then graduated into sales. He floundered for a while until he found books by Tom Hawkins and Zig Ziglar.
  • [06:25] He became interested in selling and having a system that would get him from point A to B. He also became involved in personal development.
  • [07:06] As he learned more about sales and became involved with personal development it eventually morphed into a speaking career.
  • [07:52] The premise of the Go-Giver is shifting your focus from getting to giving or constantly and consistently providing value to others.
  • [09:00] Bob's first book was about building relationships because people do business with people who they know, like, and trust.
  • [09:30] He has always enjoyed business parables because stories connect with people.
  • [10:04] Writing a parable is a work of fiction, so he reached out to John David Mann.
  • [11:46] This book has five laws.
  • [12:23] The laws of value, compensation, influence, authenticity, receptivity.
  • [13:28] Value means that both parties profit.
  • [14:37] The five elements of value are excellence, consistency, attention, empathy, and appreciation.
  • [15:13] Your focus should be on the value not the money.
  • [15:56] The law of receptivity is difficult for many people.
  • [18:24] Once you earn the right to receive, you have to allow yourself to do so.
  • [19:07] Bob's latest book is the Go-Giver Influencer. This is the third parable. It's about two people who have a great business collaboration but keep getting in their own way.
  • [20:20] It's really about how to get the results you want when dealing with others.
  • [24:23] One of the characters was loosely modeled after Bob Proctor. Other characters were loosely based on people they knew or knew of.
  • [26:56] Bob's biggest accomplishment are the sales of the Go-Giver.
  • [27:59] Bob's biggest obstacle in life has been being an OCD sufferer. His toughest business obstacle was getting up-to-date with technology.
  • [32:24] There is nothing about being a Go-Giver that is congruent with being a doormat.
  • [34:55] When you're looking to bring value to others you establish that reputation. You create a benevolent context for success.
  • [36:08] You can leave from anywhere but a culture comes from the top. You have to decide if you can thrive within the culture that you are in or if you need to find some other place to be.
  • [38:40] 10% is the magic number to get people on board then your ideas will really spread.
  • [41:49] Set a target in sales. Money is the reward for hitting that target. Your target is serving others.

Links and Resources:

Direct download: WW194.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 7:00am EST

What's it like when you're the CMO of the New York Stock Exchange and you get bit by the entrepreneurial bug? My guest today is Marisa Ricciardi who was Vice President at Goldman Sachs and then became the CMO of the New York Stock Exchange. She then made the leap to a business owner and founded her own company.

She first served as a virtual CMO for several major financial-focused brands and quickly identified a niche. She then founded the Ricciardi Group where she helps early-stage CEOs allocate venture capital, assists CMOs navigating the marketing landscape, and provides clients with a clear path for turning business strategy into action.

Marisa was named “Marketing Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2017 at the Markets Choice Awards for Women in Finance and was cited as one of Inc.’s “10 Leading Ladies Changing Business as Usual” in April 2018. On this episode, she shares insights into her business and making the transition from employee to founder.  

Show Notes

  • [03:18] Being the CMO of the New York Stock Exchange was amazing. They had several different businesses, so from a marketing aspect, they had to get into the mind of several different personas.
  • [03:49] There's also a huge sense of national pride working for an exchange.
  • [04:45] Part of her role at the exchange was to engage and market the startup community. While meeting with entrepreneurs, Marissa got to feel the entrepreneurial spirit.
  • [06:05] It was magical to work with companies like Twitter, Yelp, and Pandora.
  • [07:07] Marketing is an intersection of sales and risk-taking.
  • [08:00] A lot of team members that used to work with Marisa have since joined her company.
  • [08:56] She has a small boutique company but adds freelancers to give the business diversity.
  • [10:10] When you have different people in a room, you will have different outcomes. Marisa likes the idea of adding in different people based on the problems she is trying to solve.
  • [11:02] They also treat clients like partners and try to get the best results for them as possible. It's like being part of a big collaborative kitchen.
  • [12:49] The biggest challenge is always prioritizing whether it's in the corporate world or your own company. There is added pressure, knowing that you are responsible for other people's livelihoods.
  • [15:24] When an employee doesn't work out, it's important to know why.
  • [17:12] Leadership skills include knowing your own personality and your appetite for risk and reward. For women, having a family plays into the decision making process.
  • [19:41] Marisa is driven and results oriented. To run a business you have to have a heart and skin for volatility.
  • [24:17] Some of the things that motivate Marisa today include her family, her team, and her mortgage. She wants to be successful and contribute to her family.
  • [25:11] Motivation is different than passion. Showing up and seeing results is what drives her.
  • [26:08] The two qualities that Marisa looks for most in team members and herself is independence and integrity and being accountable.
  • [29:19] Clients won't trust you if you're not being accountable and if you're not delivering results.
  • [30:44] Trust is earned and it is about delivering and seeing results. It's a combination of earned and showing results.
  • [34:17] Making the choice between showing up and being present. Marisa practices radical presence whether she is at home or at work.
  • [35:59] It's not easy to compartmentalize, but it is something that has to be contumaciously worked at.
  • [39:30] Running a business is hard. Being a woman and a mother running a business is more difficult, because there are so many demands on your time. Prioritize the things that are important.  

Links and Resources:

Direct download: WW188.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 7:00am EST

Life is all about passion, change, and growth, and business should be the same! So, I am thrilled to have another passionate woman entrepreneur for you this week! My guest today has a story to share. Her story is about some big changes she had to make, and what those changes meant for her professional journey, her entrepreneurial venture, and the overall growth of her business.

 

Priscilla McKinney is the CEO and “Resident Mama Bird” leading her team of creative “Peeps” at Little Bird Marketing. Little Bird is a boutique marketing agency specialized in branding, design, campaign, and content strategies. She is also the host of “Ponderings from the Perch,” a podcast about entrepreneurship, marketing best practices, managing creatives, company culture, and much more!

 

Stay tuned with the fabulously cool Priscilla McKinney and learn more about her journey, her process, and how her passion and humility made all the difference in the world!

In This Episode

  • Priscilla’s Story
  • Dreaming a Different Dream
  • Overcoming Disaster and “Stunning Discomfort”
  • Tough Love and Tough Decisions
  • People, Process, and Ponderings from the Perch

Quotes in This Episode

“Some people stumble, some people are forced. Rare are those birds who go, ‘I know what I was made for.’” —Priscilla McKinney

 

“I think it's about staring down this difficult situations and seeing them as opportunities.” —Priscilla McKinney

 

“It takes a long time to become the business owner and the entrepreneur and the leader that you want to be. It's a long time. But, once you get that voice, you are not going to walk away from it, you're not going to stop talking. ” —Priscilla McKinney

 

“I believe in process. I believe in creating a system that teaches your clients how to work with you, really develops a relationship model with your clients, and that is really geared towards partnership. How are we going to do this together?” —Priscilla McKinney

 

“Who are you sharing that bold idea with? Are they really the right person? By that, I mean sometimes we share this bold, crazy idea with someone who is not qualified to give us sound advice. I'd say, slow it down, think it through for a minute, because I do believe in process.” —Priscilla McKinney

Resources

Priscilla’s Twitter and LinkedIn

Little Bird Marketing Website

Ponderings from the Perch Podcast

Direct download: PriscillaMcKinneyonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 6:09pm EST

While the work of the pioneering and hardworking women who came before us has done so much for the women in business today, there is still a great deal of work to be done. It is incumbent upon us all to speak up and continue to make a difference in our own places of work and advance the cause of all women in the workplace. That is why today we are focusing on investment and gender equality in the workplace. Helping us tackle the cause for women’s equality in the workplace is the unshakeable Martine Liautaud.

 

Martine is one of the first ever female investment bankers in France. She is the Founder and President of the Women Initiative Foundation (WIF), and an international Financial Executive and Entrepreneur. Martine has been incredibly active advocating for and mentoring women in the business world, and her book, Breaking Through: Stories and Best Practices From Companies That Help Women Succeed, has reached an even wider audience of women around the world who have benefited from her mentorship.

 

Learn just how Martine is helping women find courage and confidence in the workplace. Stay tuned as Martine explains the importance of everyone getting involved in the fight, men, women, and even your CEO! Martine shares her own journey as a pioneer of women in investment banking in France and how her foundation (WIF) is doing work across the globe today.

 

In This Episode

  • Martine’s Career
  • Inequality in the Workplace
  • Martine’s Book
  • Martine’s Studies on Gender Equality
  • Dealing With Discrimination in the Workplace

 

Quotes in This Episode

 

“From the beginning of my career, I wanted to be an investment banker.” —Martine Liautaud

“I became a commercial banker, and because I was a woman no one gave me customers.” —Martine Liautaud

“It’s really important that men and women are mentors.” —Martine Liautaud

 

“Women are 50% of the population and 50% of the customers, so we cannot stay only with men at the top level. I think diversity is a richness.” —Martine Liautaud

 

“I don’t expect that you will have U.S. regulation on [family policy] I think it will be in fact the responsibility of the companies to develop that, to help women to have more flexibility in their work...” —Martine Liautaud

 

“For the companies, it is important to include men in the gender equality policies and the mentoring programs. But for that, we need to have strong support from the CEO.” —Martine Liautaud

 

Resources

 

Martine’s Twitter

WIF’s Twitter

The WIF Website

Martine’s Book

Direct download: MartineLiautaudonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 11:51am EST

Today we are focusing on shifting ahead in business. Trying to stay ahead of your clients’ needs can seem like a never-ending feat. We are constantly watching, shifting, moving, and trying to remain relevant in the worlds of our customers. But, there are so many changes in technology and media, that we are seeing wide shifts in consumer behavior. So we have to be flexible and adaptable. Helping us tackle this issue so you don’t get stuck is Allen Adamson.

Allen is a brand strategist and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Metaforce, a firm dedicated to helping businesses diagnose growth strategies and nimbly execute programs in the face of change and market evolution. Allen is also a co-author of the book Shift Ahead: How the Best Companies Stay Relevant In a Fast-Changing World, which we will be discussing here today!

Stay tuned to learn more about the landscape of successfully shifting ahead, and hear some helpful case studies and some cautionary tales from Allen’s book!

 

In This Episode

  • About Allen
  • Case Studies
  • Competition and Disruption
  • Shifting Isn’t a No-Brainer
  • Diversifying Thought
  • Challenges in Business

 

Quotes in This Episode

“Stop being totally fixated on the competitors right in front of your nose, and zoom out, and see what's going on a little bit more to the left and right, and behind you, because typically categories get disruption, not from within, but from outside.” —Allen Adamson

 

“[Kodak] were so addicted to the phenomenal profitability of film, there would be no other business they could even invent that would come close to it. They were stuck, as well as many other companies, by the Golden Handcuffs.” —Allen Adamson

 

“There are many ways you can fall behind, there are not a lot of ways you can stay ahead, but you can start to eliminate some of the culprits.” —Allen Adamson

 

“Analysis paralysis is the other big one that in fact impacts most organizations because figuring out where to shift is never easy.” —Allen Adamson

 

“You need a leader that is comfortable with risk.” —Allen Adamson

 

Resources

Allen’s Twitter

Find out about Allen’s book HERE

Metaforce Website

Direct download: AllenAdamsononWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 6:54pm EST

Today we are focusing on advertising, digital marketing, and content. In this day and age–more than ever before–content is king! Social media and digital marketing have raised the bar on quality content creation, and the future of advertising now lives on an ever-growing online ecosystem. To help us better understand where the future of content creation and digital marketing lies, we’re speaking with Analisa Goodin.

 

Analisa Goodin is the CEO & Founder of Catch&Release, a technology-driven platform for sourcing and safely licensing authentic content found on the Internet. After a decade working with global brands in the advertising agency world, Analisa identified a specific pain point: the ability to find relevant, compelling content that could be quickly and safely licensed for commercial projects. Fueled by the ubiquity of the internet and social media, user-generated content (UGC) was something advertisers and brands began considering as viable creative content. That is why she founded Catch&Release in 2014.

 

Analisa will be sharing her journey from ideation, through pitching VCs, all the way to changing the advertising industry as we’ve known it. Stay tuned to learn more about the future of UGC and how Catch&Release is paving the way!

 

In This Episode

 

  • Analisa and Catch&Release
  • User-Generated Content
  • A Shifting Model
  • Mentorship is Key
  • Some Good Advice

Quotes in This Episode

“One of our thesis as a company is that this problem is best solved without a library, and it's kind of a radical idea because most other business models around licensing imagery up to now have all been around a library.” —Analisa Goodin

 

“We want to leave ourselves open and agnostic to any platform that has the right content for our client's briefs and needs. Today, Instagram is a massive part of our supply and we curate a lot from Instagram, but we're not limited there. In a year when other photo platforms and video platforms come out, we follow where those are.” —Analisa Goodin

 

“The technology that we're building is allowing us to identify licensable content and is allowing us to transact as quickly as possible–turning the internet into a stock house.” —Analisa Goodin

 

“We recognize that the industry is going to be increasingly reliant on technology to scale. There is not enough original production to service the size of the market. What's happening with the rise of digital is it's putting a lot of pressure on the production industry to create more content, but production is a very manual process.” —Analisa Goodin

 

”We recognize that what we're bringing to the table is new. There's never been anything like it before. But we believe that it's an inevitability. And that it's solving an inevitable need.” —Analisa Goodin

Resources

Analisa’s LinkedIn

Analisa and Catch&Release onInstagram

Catch&Release Official Website

Direct download: AnalisaGoodinonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:22pm EST

Today we’re talking about scaling your small business. How do you scale your single person operation into a lucrative and effective venture? This episode is for all of you entrepreneurs out there who need some expert advice and a little direction. Today we’re looking at the rise of the "million-dollar, one-person business"–the biggest trend in business today–and how it offers the widest range of people the most ways to earn a living while enjoying the lifestyle they desire.

Joining us today is Elaine Pofeldt. Elaine literally wrote the book on scaling your small one person business,“The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business.” She is an independent journalist specializing in small business, entrepreneurship, and careers. Elaine’s interest in small business has taken her from a senior editor at Fortune Small Business magazine to becoming a small business owner herself, freelancing for all kinds of clients.

We are so happy to have Elaine here with us today! She will be outlining the "million-dollar, one-person business" landscape, the risks, pluses, and minuses, and the lessons everyone should learn. If you are currently running your own one-person business or considering taking the leap, stay tuned, this is an episode you won’t want to miss!

 

In This Episode

 

  • One Person Businesses by the Numbers
  • Outsourcing and Freelance, Knowing When to Delegate
  • Side Hustles, Money Matters, and Hidden Costs
  • Real Stories of Entrepreneurship
  • Relationships and Connections
  • Some Sound Advice

 

Quotes in This Episode

“One thing I noticed, was that no one was really covering the one person business, although there are about 25 million non-employer businesses.” —Elaine Pofeldt

 

“We just don't pay attention to them and they're almost treated as failures, as failures to scale. When in fact, I found in a lot of my reporting that; the folks running them are very, very happy with their situations, they love running one-person businesses.” —Elaine Pofeldt

 

“I mean, you can always increase revenue if you're willing to work 20 hours a day, but eventually that's going to destroy your health, and your personal life, and everything else, so that's not sustainable, even if there might be a week out of the year that you have to do that for some project you're getting done. So, that's not the answer.” —Elaine Pofeldt

 

“I mean, I'm a freelancer, I don't want to be on payroll with any of my clients, I like the freedom of working for different clients, and on different projects. I have a business, and I don't wanna have a job.” —Elaine Pofeldt

 

“I don't recommend anybody just quit a job and start a business. The side hustle is a really good idea.” —Elaine Pofeldt

 

Resources

Elaine’s Twitter and LinkedIn

Elaine’s Official Website

Elaine’s Book: The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business

Direct download: ElainePofeldtonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 11:52am EST

Our relationships are so important to the quality of our lives. Often times, however, we aren’t putting enough emphasis on developing strong and lasting bonds. So, the question is: can you unleash the kind of passion that will last you a lifetime? Today, we’re talking about how we can shift our perspective to change any relationship.

 

My special guest today is helping change relationships alongside her business partner and husband. Stacey Martino is the Co-Founder of RelationshipDevelopment.org and RelationshipU. She is an educator and “Divorce Preventionist.” Through strategic coaching, online programs, packed live events, and a best-selling books, Stacey and her husband Paul help transform love relationships. Their innovative focus on the power of the individual in any relationship, has helped empower tens of thousands of people, and Stacey wants to do that for you too!


In this episode, you’ll learn more about the Martinos’ unique methodology and the relationship education “that no one ever teaches us!” You’ll also learn why Stacey and Paul don’t do “couples work” (because they believe couples work doesn’t work…), and why they seek to empower just ONE partner to transform the WHOLE relationship.

 

In This Episode

  • Stacey’s Story
  • Equal But Different, Men and Women
  • Trust and Fear
  • Relationship Education
  • Action and Transformation

 

Quotes in This Episode

“Paul was the one who came to me and said, 'Look, I cannot watch another family crumble when they have kids in that house. If they had just been blessed to learn what we were fortunate to learn, maybe that wouldn't have had to end.'” —Stacey Martino

“It's kind of ridiculous that we've all ended up in this situation that we're in where we've kind of been handed from generations past these broken relationships with patterns of relationship that just literally don't work anymore, regardless of how hard we try.” —Stacey Martino

“Really we're basically different species. And we're equal, of course, but the same, oh, no, no, no. We don't even apply the same meanings to the same vocabulary words.” —Stacey Martino

“We come from generations past where demand relationship tactics were really all that was used and all that was seen. One person's unhappy and they ask the other people to change. One person is unhappy and they ask the other person to compromise.” —Stacey Martino

“People just have a false definition of what forgiveness really is. What they're trying to express is, I'm not going to continue bringing this up with that person, I'm going to just hold it on within myself, until it either eats me alive or I explode. And that's what people say when they say they won't forget.” —Stacey Martino

“But the truth is and the beautiful thing is that it only ever takes one person to transform any relationship [...] One person can change the situation at any moment. We've just never been given the tools to do it before.” —Stacey Martino

Resources

Stacey’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

Official Website: RelationshipDevelopment.org

Stacey’s Book: The Miracle Morning for Transforming Your Relationship

Direct download: StaceyMartinoonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 7:54pm EST

Let’s talk about media, college, and the entrepreneur. When you hear college, media, and startup, you probably think of Facebook. Well, today’s special guest is also a Harvard startup alum who shook up the world of college media catering specifically to female students. She was in her senior year at Harvard when she co-founded and launched HerCampus.com

 

Stephanie Kaplan Lewis is the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Her Campus. Her Campus is the #1 New Media brand for female college students, and a 360 degree college marketing agency. Her Campus reaches over 35 million users monthly across the Her Campus media network, and Her Campus marketing clients include H&M, Ikea, Vera Bradley, and many, many more.

 

Join us for a fantastic discussion on calculated risks, first time challenges, and startup success! Stay tuned to learn more about Stephanie’s journey, the Her Campus community, and going from being a full-time student to a full-time CEO.

 

In This Episode

  • Stephanie’s Story and Her Campus
  • Launching a Startup
  • Backup Plans and Calculated Risks
  • Challenges
  • Working Relationships

 

Quotes in This Episode

 

“I think there's always a question of whether entrepreneurs are kind of risk averse or risk loving or somewhere in the middle. And for us, no question that pursuing our own business was more risky than going a very traditional path.” —Stephanie Kaplan Lewis

 

“I think there are a lot of benefits to being a young first time entrepreneur, but there are also just so many gaps that you have in terms of pure knowledge and skills and it's really helpful to have mentors and advisors that you can lean on to help fill in those holes.” —Stephanie Kaplan Lewis

 

“I think vacation is a relative term when it's your own business. So, we're never truly unplugged.” —Stephanie Kaplan Lewis

 

“We were college students coming out of a liberal arts undergraduate, and we had never worked full time in the real world. And, we've completely bootstrapped the company, as well. So, we've opted not to raise money, and we've funded it entirely through our revenues, and we've been profitable since we launched.” —Stephanie Kaplan Lewis

 

“I really never growing up saw myself as someone in business, let alone as an entrepreneur. I always thought I was going to be a writer or an editor or a journalist when I grew up. So it's been really interesting to see I guess the evolution of what I'm interested in and what I find fulfilling and meaningful to do in my work day to day.” —Stephanie Kaplan Lewis

 

“ And I think there's a big misconception out there that you're going to have this overnight success, and you're going to go from nothing to this huge company so fast. And then you're going to sell your business for tons of money or whatever it may be. But really, it's a really long road. It's really hard work. It's sprinkled with some really fun, exciting times, no question. But most of the time you are just slogging through for what feels like an endless stretch of time.” —Stephanie Kaplan Lewis

 

Resources

Stephanie’s LinkedIn and Twitter

Her Campus Website

Stephanie’s Book: The Her Campus Guide to College Life

Direct download: StephanieKaplanLewisonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 9:44am EST

Today we are talking tech and delving deeper into augmented, virtual, and mixed reality in the personal and professional spaces. This promises to be an enlightening episode, especially if you are a smaller business interested in immersive experiences. What do you need to know? We are answering all the questions you never knew you had!

 

Guiding us through this topic is VRare Founder, Reekita Gala. VRare is an AR, VR, and MR development and education service business. VRare is known for merging real and virtual worlds to produce new environments and visualizations. While technology is often vilified for isolating individuals or hindering interpersonal connection, Reekita’s journey sheds light on the ability of advancing technologies to bring people together. We are excited to have Reekita with us today!

 

Stay tuned to learn about the magical qualities of AR and VR, as well as what virtual tech can provide your business. Reekita breaks down how she founded a tech-forward business after becoming a mother and why you shouldn’t be scared of VR either!

 

In This Episode

  • AR, VR, MR, What Does It All Mean?
  • What’s Out There Now, What’s Coming?
  • Getting Your Customers on Board
  • Seeing the Writing on the Wall and Staying Current
  • Learning from the Experts
  • VRare and Pioneering VR in Marketing



Quotes in This Episode

“So I think [the] starting point should be an understanding about these technologies. It's such a new thing where businesses can actually either win or lose because of this technology.” —Reekita Gala

 

“You need to change your mindset, because the hardest thing that people actually have in adapting the technology is [that] they feel that it's [...] not gonna affect me and the business. ” —Reekita Gala

 

“Every technology has a decade [...] the market has shifted already, by 2020 it’s going to be totally mainstream for the consumer.” —Reekita Gala

 

“I started learning what is required to create this platform [...] I had no programming skill at that [time]. So learning all about programming [...] I think I took around more than 150 courses!” —Reekita Gala

 

“He actually took my phone and he took the card. He's like how did you do that? Like, is this some kind of magic? I was like no it's not magic, it's augmented reality technology!” —Reekita Gala

 

“Stress is something which is conditioned. If you condition your mind not to be stressed about things, you will not be stressed [...] if you feel stress that means there is something which is bothering you. And when something is bothering, you should understand the reason behind it.” —Reekita Gala

 

Resources

Reekita’s LinkedIn and Facebook

Official Website

Direct download: ReekitaGalaonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 8:07pm EST

Today's Women Worldwide episode is taking us in a few interesting directions; from memory improvement and self-directed learning, all the way to artificial intelligence and robotics. We are bringing you a packed episode! Today’s guest is not only a memory expert, but a PR expert as well, and he’s got a lot to share with you.

Dave Farrow started his career promoting a program for memory improvement that actually landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records. Dave is an entrepreneur and expert of self-directed learning and accelerated learning. Through these techniques, he is teaching others how to improve their chances for success in life with simple, fun, and effective tools. He is also the founder and CEO of Farrow Communications, an expanded PR firm, and a popular speaker.

Stay tuned for a fun episode filled with playing cards and robots! We’ll be learning a few effective techniques for memory improvement, hearing some excellent advice, and learning more about growing a business organically, as well as expanding your field of expertise.

 

In This Episode

  • Improving Your Memory
  • Guinness World Records
  • Re-Branding and Building a Business Organically
  • Robotics and AI
  • Expanding Into Other Fields

 

Quotes in This Episode

“I was talking about what we now know is the real model of the brain, which is brain plasticity, which basically says that your brain is constantly changing based on the exercises and activities that you do.” —Dave Farrow

 

“Almost at any age, when you actually start doing proper brain training, you cut your risk for memory loss as you age dramatically.” —Dave Farrow

 

“When you make a business, the arrogance is to believe that you're at the center of the universe, and you're choosing everything, but I really think a business should be grown organically based on what the customers want” —Dave Farrow

 

“From the very beginning I've wanted to be really on the cutting edge of technology, that's why we changed from FarrowPR to Farrow Communications recently because we're offering social media services, we're writing articles for people, working on their books with them, or doing coaching on branding.” —Dave Farrow

 

“I think a lot of us can relate to we're in our field and we're really smart at what we do, but we see other fields and other realms and we think, "Wow, I'd like to play in that sandbox a little bit," and we think that that's not okay in our society. Everyone wants to be pigeonholed, and specialists get paid more and everything. For me, it actually had the opposite effect.” —Dave Farrow

 

Resources

Dave’s Twitter

Farrow Communications Website

Dave’sMemory Made Easy Program



Direct download: Dave_Farrow_on_Women_Worldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:19am EST

Are you happy with your job? Are you happy when you wake up in the morning? Well, today we are talking all about working happier and living better. Happiness is an internal process, but there are ways to bring the principles of happiness and fulfillment into your workplace. Today Happiness Expert Stella Grizont is teaching us all about living out our possibilities in full color!

 

Stella is the Founder and CEO of Woopaah, where she works with overachievers who are seeking deeper career fulfillment and organizations who are dedicated to engaging their employees. She was well positioned for the job as one of the first 150 people to earn a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology (aka the science of happiness) from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to launching Woopaah, Stella was a Brand Strategist at Y&R. But after refocusing and reorganizing, Stella is living her best life as a speaker, executive coach, entrepreneur, and writer working with Forbes!

 

Stay tuned as Stella shares her own journey and some wonderful personal advice. Stella is all about creating the life you love, and listening through the journey to find your “dream job” on the other side of your “dream job.”

 

In This Episode

 

  • Woopaah
  • Losing Yourself to the Corporate World
  • The “Dream job”
  • Applied Positive Psychology
  • Who Do YOU Want to Be?
  • Following Your Gut, Not Fear

 

Quotes in This Episode

“That was the first time I realized, ‘Oh my God, your mind and body are so connected.’ I have lost who I am in this organization...So, our body is always sending us signals.” —Stella Grizont

 

“I realized that the essence of what I love to do was to listen to people and help them live their dream life.” —Stella Grizont

 

“So, it's funny because for thousands of years philosophers, mystics, teachers, poets, religious leaders have all wrestled with what does it mean to live the life worth living, and it's only in about the last 20 or so years that scientists have started asking that question.” —Stella Grizont

 

“There's tons of toxic work environments. We know that nearly 80% of people worldwide are unengaged in their work–7 out of 10 in the US. So, people are checking out.” —Stella Grizont

 

“The way I help my clients–and this is the first thing I do with my clients–is I help them establish a vision of not what it is that they want to achieve or do or accomplish in five years, it's about how do I want to be, because you can achieve a bunch of goals and still be miserable.” —Stella Grizont

 

“Traditional psychology, as we know, it is a deficit model. So, it asks what's wrong with people and how do we get them from negative five to zero–how do we get them back to normal? Positive psychology uses the same empirical approach–so evidence-based approach–but it asks a different set of questions. It asks, ‘How do we get people from zero to plus five?’” —Stella Grizont

 

Resources

Stella’s LinkedIn, Facebook, and Blog

The Woopaah Website

Direct download: Stella_Grizont_on_Women_Worldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 8:56pm EST

Every single day of our lives we face decisions–some benign and some potentially damaging. But when those decisions affect our bottom line, not reacting, or reacting inappropriately, can have dramatic ramifications on our businesses. To make sure you are prepared to act under crisis, Women Worldwide is speaking with Helio Fred Garcia.

 

Fred is a coach, counselor, teacher, speaker, and highly respected author writing on the topics of decision making, leadership, and crisis management. He is a professor at the NYU Stern School of Business, and Columbia University School of Engineering. Fred is also the President of the crisis management firm Logos Consulting Group, and the Executive Director of the Logos Institute for Crisis Management & Executive Leadership. Through this role, he has helped leaders build trust, inspire loyalty, and lead effectively for over 35 years, and although he is based in New York, his reach is wide and global! He is published in multiple languages in multiple countries and has served clients on 6 continents.

 

We are very lucky to have Fred here with us sharing his journey, his expertise, and his wonderful advice. Stay tuned to learn more about crisis management, building trust, how Fred has systematized the common sense steps that will help you succeed, and even getting the outcome or job you want!

In This Episode

  • The Typical American Immigrant Story
  • Leadership in Crisis and Building Trust
  • Ethics in Business
  • Scandal, The Power of Social Media, and Reputation Management
  • Systematizing Common Sense and Succeeding

Quotes in This Episode

“I have a vivid memory of when President Nixon resigned. I waited for the planes in the sky and the tanks in the street–and they didn’t come–and I thought, ‘Wow, a change of government of a corrupt presidency without soldiers in the street. I want to be a part of this.’” —H. Fred Garcia

 

“A lot of what I do is based on the feeling of helplessness as a kid and the recognition that one individual could rescue me and put me on a path, and I’ve spent the better part of the last 38 years of my career helping people in adversity get past that adversity.” —H. Fred Garcia

 

“Leaders of institutions are reluctant to follow common sense because they don’t necessarily recognize it [...] so I systematize the common sense and illustrate it with examples.” —H. Fred Garcia

 

“Mental readiness is an attribute of leadership and [...] it starts with emotional discipline and [...] one of the things it consists of is the ability to contain the panic, and the anxiety, and the fear that happens in the moment of crisis.” —H. Fred Garcia

 

“Early in my career a very wise headhunter [...] said ‘Let me give you some career advice, [...] it’s a fundamental mistake to market yourself based on your experience, because then you’re just applying for the last job you had, instead you need to market yourself based on your ability, and the experience is a very slight proxy for your ability, but find other ways to demonstrate your ability and people will want to do business with you because of what you can do, and not because of what you have done.” —H. Fred Garcia

Resources

Fred’s Twitter and LinkedIn

Logos Consulting Group

The Agony of Decision: Mental Readiness and Leadership in a Crisis BOOK

The Power of Communication: Skills to Build Trust, Inspire Loyalty, and Lead Effectively BOOK

Direct download: FredGarciaonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:13pm EST

Today Women Worldwide brings you a fabulous new guest! She is a fun and vibrant professional who is bringing the worlds of social media and dentistry slamming together. Moreover, she is the very first dentist we’ve ever had on the show and she’s here talking about how she’s taking her business social, creating a responsive dental community, and training a trustworthy team to keep it all functioning.

 

Dr. Grace Yum is a mother, and woman in business, a certified Pediatric Dentist, and the Founder of Yummy Dental and Orthodontics for Kids. Dr. Yum is nationally recognized in her field and has appeared on The Today Show, been featured in Parents Magazine and Parenting Magazine, and is a recognized face on NBC Chicago.

 

Stay tuned to learn how Dr. Yum went from a Communications Studies degree to a certified Pediatric Dentist, and how she is making a splash in the dental field by being the “most social dentist” on digital media! Dr. Yum also talks about compromises and fears on social media, the importance of community, and being a mom with a business.

In This Episode

  • Becoming a Dentist
  • The Social Dentist
  • Growing With Your Clients & How to Listen
  • Awareness and Responsiveness
  • Fears of Social Media
  • People Monitoring and the Importance of Training

Quotes in This Episode

“It’s been a very interesting partnership in marrying the dentistry to the communications.” —Dr. Grace Yum

 

“I’ve always been very interested in technology and different modes of communicating, and so for me, being a business owner, I’ve noticed that a lot of my–being a pediatric dentist–a lot of my moms are younger and younger [...] and every resource for them is online.” —Dr. Grace Yum

 

“If you’re on social media, everything is fast in furious! You have information at your fingertips [...] and if you don’t grab that opportunity to respond, you lose that opportunity.” —Dr. Grace Yum

 

“Work-life-balance, I think everyone struggles with that, especially if you’re a parent and you’re working.” —Dr. Grace Yum

 

“Having an open channel of communication with your team is so vital [...] I always explain to them the analogy of a professional [...] football team. You know, all players need to know what’s going on, all players need to know how to communicate with one another, and if you don’t you’re never going to win the Super Bowl.” —Dr. Grace Yum

Resources

Grace’s Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Youtube

Check out Grace’s Podcast on iTunes and Facebook

Grace’s Practice Yummy Dental

Direct download: GraceYumonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 1:37pm EST

In today’s world, social media drives the flow of information and has the power to either make or break your business. So in this episode, we are focusing on getting ahead with social media and digital marketing! No matter what your business, it behooves you to cultivate an effective online presence and continuously growing network of both industry professionals and loyal consumers.

 

Helping us maximize our social media presence today is Joan Pelzer. Joan is an entrepreneur, social media expert, and online engagement strategist with clients ranging from entrepreneurs to a UN-based NGO. She is the founder of Joan Pelzer Social, the radio show host of “Follow Me Friday,” and the President of the NYC Chapter of Femfessionals, a national networking and professional development organization for women.

 

Stay tuned to learn more about Joan, the importance of networking, productivity, and the key to success on social media! Joan shares some great tips and strategies for you to use, as well as some valuable advice.

 

<h2>In This Episode</h2>

 

  • Joan’s Journey
  • Connections and Networking
  • Strategy and Engagement
  • Success on Social Media
  • Follow Me Friday
  • Productivity and Leaving it to the Pros



Quotes in This Episode

“Digital media has completely changed in the last few years [...] There are hundreds of social media platforms and apps and there are new ones forming every single day [...] You have to know what’s going on and you have to adjust along the way!” —Joan Pelzer

“What’s defining the successful company [...] is authenticy–being real [...] and that’s a hard thing to do.” —Joan Pelzer

“Being on social media needs to be part of [...] a brand, a person, an influencer–it needs to be part of the core and it’s got to be a part of the innate strategy of the company overall.” —Joan Pelzer

“You may not get more clients from doing social media, but if you don’t do social media you may lose what you have.” —Joan Pelzer

“Know what you don’t know, and know what you know, because there’s a lot you’re not going to know and that’s perfectly okay as long as you have resources around you that do know.” —Joan Pelzer

 

Resources

Joan Pelzer Media

Joan’s LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Direct download: JoanPelzeronWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 8:31pm EST

Today we are discussing a tough subject: change! In our lives, we often go through periods of great change, but the more important issue is whether or not we are successful on the other side of these transitions. To be successful requires flexibility, adaptability, and a will to move beyond our comfort zones. Luckily, on today’s episode of Women Worldwide, we are speaking with Dr. Ai Zhang!

Ai Zhang is a professor of public relations and social media who has previously taught at Stockton University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is currently based in South Korea, and while she continues to teach, she now also serves as a Digital Learning consultant, Blogger, Speaker, Live-streamer, and as the host of her own Facebook Live show.

Today Ai shares big changes in education and how she is using technology and social media to disrupt the traditional classroom setting. We are also talking about taking risks, manifesting your best life, and embracing change. Stay tuned to learn how Ai has come to love the person change has made her, and how we can utilize great change to manifest great strength and self-discovery!

 

In This Episode

  • Ai’s Big Transition
  • Craving Change
  • A Classroom Without Walls
  • Social Media and Live Streaming
  • Self-Discovery and Self-Care

 

Quotes in This Episode

“There was a desire in my heart that was craving for a bigger stage and some change.” —Ai Zhang

 

“So many people are enjoying their work and loving their work, and enjoying their life. They are traveling, doing things, and creating impact! I was like, ‘Wow if they can do it why not me?’” —Ai Zhang

 

“I’m really passionate about education, especially the future of education, and how technology and digital media devices are disrupting the traditional teaching and learning space.” —Ai Zhang

 

“With the digital media space, you can reach more people [...] the sky is your limit. You can create content to serve people–to improve people’s lives.” —Ai Zhang

 

“Our students are digital learners, they prefer digital first. That’s why I am such an advocate of speaking students’ language [...] instead of expecting them to come to us.” —Ai Zhang

 

“Starting this self-reinventing journey is also a journey to understanding myself and what I want [...] I think that is the most rewarding part.” —Ai Zhang

 

Resources

Ai’s Official Website

Ai on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter

Ai’s favorite book: The Code of the Extraordinary Mind

Direct download: Ai_ZhangonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 10:39am EST

Learn, expand, and reskin! The key to any successful endeavor is a crystal clear understanding of its purpose, place, and potential. Most ventures are doomed to fail without mindful preparation and ready execution. Today Dolores Hirschmann joins us to discuss clarity–clarity in messaging, clarity in purpose, and clarity in your business so that you can become a successful “idea-preneur.”

 

Dolores Hirschmann is an internationally recognized strategist, speaker, and Clarity Coach. She is the Chief Clarity Officer at Masters in Clarity and a Tedx Organizer and Speaking Coach. Dolores is also a published author with two books currently out: New Beginnings, and 18 Minutes of Impact: Move Your Audience to Action the TED Way.

 

Stay tuned as we leverage the power of clarity and positivity with Dolores. Get ready to lean away from failure and lean into fulfillment as she shares some GREAT advice with our Women Worldwide audience.

 

In This Episode

 

  • Dolores’ Story
  • Masters in Clarity and the power of clarity
  • Doing what you are wired to do
  • “Idea-preneurs”
  • The “Human Coach”
  • Massaging that fear and some really good advice

 

Quotes in This Episode

“Let’s look at the intersection of [...] what would you do for free all day long, what are you trained to do, what does the world need, and what would people pay?” —Dolores Hirschmann

“How do I find myself in this place? How do I continue my professional and intellectual growth?” —Dolores Hirschmann

“I am passionate about ideas that can make a positive impact in the world.” —Dolores Hirschmann

 

“When you are able to serve from this place you become magnetic […] you are doing what you were wired to do.” —Dolores Hirschmann

 

“We become successful in our work when we are able to be okay with who we are.” —Dolores Hirschmann

 

“You have to actually help them process the fear, because if they don’t they’ll never leave the driveway.” —Dolores Hirschmann

 

Resources

Masters in Clarity Website

Dolores on LinkedIn

Dolores’ Books: New Beginnings, 18 Minutes of Impact: Move Your Audience to Action the TED Way

Direct download: DoloresHirschmannonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 7:16am EST

With great reward often comes great risk. To be on the leading edge of progress in an evolving world, you must be willing to take chances and be brave. Today’s special guest knows all about taking risks, powering up, and being first! She made a name for herself in the rapidly evolving world of technology in the cradle of tech itself, Silicon Valley. Today she is here to share her journey from immigrant to Silicon Valley pioneer and the power of “Powering Up.”

 

Through her roles as the first investor and founding board member of Salesforce, as well as a serial entrepreneur who founded two successful companies (CyberCash and MarketPay), Magdalena Yesil established herself as a pioneer in Electronic Commerce. After graduating from Stanford University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Science and Engineering and a Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, she has been active in Silicon Valley for over 30 years (8 of those as a VC at US Venture Partners). Additionally, as the Founder of Broadway Angels, she currently works with an all-female board of angel investors.

 

This is an episode you won’t want to miss! For entrepreneurs and techies everywhere, men and women alike, stay tuned to hear all about Magdalena’s groundbreaking new book, Power Up: How Smart Women Win in the New Economy.

 

In This Episode

 

  • How and why you need to power up
  • The current landscape for women in tech and venture capital
  • The "Me Too" movement and power dynamics in the workplace
  • Why you need mentors and sponsors
  • Challenges and misses all professionals can relate to

 

Quotes in This Episode

 

“When an opportunity presented itself, I was always willing to take a risk.” —Magdalena Yesil

 

“I don’t do regret, I don’t think regret is a good thing. I think it’s a waste of energy, and my goal in life is always to look forward, not back.” —Magdalena Yesil

 

“Don’t just let it happen. In fact, you have more power than you think to control the situation. Now, that doesn’t mean that you can always control it [...] Let’s use the power we actually have more often than we do.” —Magdalena Yesil

 

“The key is to have the belief that tomorrow [...] is going to be better [...] that really is the bottom line of entrepreneurship.” —Magdalena Yesil

 

“You can do anything as long as you know what the risks are and you’re willing to take those risks […] Any idiot can take a risk with their eyes closed, the trick is to take the risk with your eyes open, knowing the consequences, knowing the price you’re going to pay.” —Magdalena Yesil

 

Resources

Magdalena on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

Magdalena’s Official Website

Direct download: MagdalenaYesilonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 2:58pm EST

Today we are talking about diversity, inclusion, and helping students and professionals pursue their dreams. Nancy Lee Sanchez turned her own journey navigating the American educational system into a career that benefits thousands of students today. From working in a sweatshop at the age of 13 to earning her Masters from Brooklyn College, Nancy’s story is one of resilience, determination, and inspiration.

 

Nancy is the Executive Director of the Kaplan Educational Foundation. She has over 18 years of expertise providing greater access to higher education. Moreover, Nancy has been a champion for improving the college experience and supporting leadership among low income, non-traditional, and underrepresented students. Nancy’s educational journey started at Kingsborough Community College. After earning her AAS there, she went on to earn a BA from Long Island University and an MA from Brooklyn College.

 

Stay tuned to learn what it means to be in the business of “selling a dream,” and just how Nancy and the Kaplan Educational Foundation are making higher education accessible and thoughtful.

 

In This Episode

  • Common struggles for immigrant students
  • The importance of diversity and inclusion
  • Leveraging educational institutions
  • Education beyond the classroom
  • Selling the dream and living the dream

 

Quotes in This Episode

“Many people believe that in Puerto Rico English is taught to the point that you become proficient. But in reality, I lived in the countryside and that wasn’t true.” —Nancy Lee Sanchez

 

“I don’t remember ever [having] conversations about college, and that was because so many of us and our families were in this survival mode.” —Nancy Lee Sanchez

 

“I remember thinking of my mom as ‘Rosie the Riveter’...I just felt like I knew so many ‘Rosie the Riveters’...They were always working. You know, women of color especially and in many communities that have been disenfranchised, women have really always contributed to the economy.” —Nancy Lee Sanchez

 

“I don’t want people to be in survival mode, I want people to thrive.” —Nancy Lee Sanchez

 

“Last night I was on my Facebook, and I had one of my students take a picture in LA and he said, ‘I’m on top of the world’ and this is a young man, an urban youth, New York city raw talent–many people have dismissed him–but he really wants to bring sustainable farming [to cities.]” —Nancy Lee Sanchez

 

“There will always be injustice. I want to live in a world where that doesn’t exist, but what do you do when there is injustice?” —Nancy Lee Sanchez

 

Resources

Nancy Lee Sanchez on LinkedIn

The Kaplan Educational Foundation

Your 2018 Guide to College Transfer: 90 School Profiles BOOK

Direct download: NancyLeeSanchezonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 11:49am EST

Let's talk about leadership. Our guest today comes from the world of brand management and is actively advocating for CMOs. She is a staunch believer in the importance of leadership in marketing and the importance of shaping new leaders from the classroom to the boardroom.

 

Kim Whitler is an Assistant Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. Prior to teaching, Kim spent nearly 20 years in general management and leadership roles, including serving as a brand management executive at Procter and Gamble and CMO at David’s Bridal. Kim’s work focuses on understanding how c-level roles, characteristics, and decisions impact a firm’s marketing performance. She is a researcher with numerous academic articles featured in publications such as The Journal of Retailing, The Academy of Management Journal, and the Marketing Science Institute Series. She is also a contributor to Forbes and CMO.com and has authored over 100 articles.

 

Kim shares her thoughts on educating future leaders and creating effective relationships between business leaders in different roles. Stay tuned to hear about Kim’s transition from 2 decades in business to being a professor at the Darden School of Business and how she is advocating for CMOs.

 

In This Episode

  • The importance of financial planning
  • How to advocate for CMOs
  • Understanding roles in marketing
  • Educating CEOs
  • Women on boards

 

Quotes in This Episode

“People live the first half of their lives for status, money, material stuff, and then they hit this thing called a midlife crisis because they realize none of that matters. And all of a sudden they start thinking about what their life will mean... So I basically said my goal was to retire at 40, and at 40 I wanted to do whatever I wanted to do regardless of money or status because I thought it would make a difference.” —Kim Whitler

 

“If the CEO isn’t designing the role correctly... they are setting up the CMO to fail.” —Kim Whitler

 

“When I look at a football team they all look the same to me, they’re all football players. But yet people who understand football know that a quarterback is very different from a punt returner, from a receiver. These are different roles. And yet a lot of marketers don’t realize that there are very different roles, CEOs don’t realize it, and executive recruiters don’t realize it.” —Kim Whitler

 

“Very few marketers are on boards. Less than 3% of board members are marketers. So, a general question is: Should they be? Do marketers on boards matter? Do they help? Under what conditions do they help? And so, I’ve been spending the last eight years working on research to address this question.” —Kim Whitler

 

“The CMO is supposed to go change the growth trajectory of the firm, but they don't have any influence on pricing, they don’t manage the product, they don’t manage the product pipeline, they aren’t influential on distribution, all they manage is promotion. So, part of what needs to happen is educating the CEO on what it takes to impact growth.” —Kim Whitler

 

“There’s a lot of pressure from society to be a certain way. You know? Students come out at 18 and they’ve had a heavy, heavy dose of serving others. That’s terrific. It’s good for our culture and America, but then they feel guilty doing something for themselves, they feel guilty wanting to have a position that pays more money. So, part of my thing is to be very true to yourself .” —Kim Whitler

 

Resources

Follow Kim on Twitter and LinkedIn

Read Kim's work at Forbes

Kim at UVA’s Darden School of Business

 

Direct download: KimWhitleronWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 7:31pm EST

Today we get an update from Women Worldwide alum Fabian Geyrhalter and learn a little bit more about empathy and branding in the age of social media. Building a brand has never been more important, and today that means "dressing down" and connecting with a like-minded consumer base in an authentic way.

 

Fabian Geyrhalter is a brand strategist, author, and mentor known for helping turn ventures into admired brands. He is the founder and principal of Los Angeles based consultancy firm Finien, as well as a Global 100 Mentor at the Founder Institute. He is a contributing columnist for Forbes and Inc., and he has been published by the likes of The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and Mashable.

 

In this episode we are discussing the different “traits” Fabian has identified in successful brands. Stay tuned to learn more about Fabian’s new book Bigger Than This and how you can turn any venture into an admired brand!

 

In This Episode

  • Empathy and transparency in branding
  • Being accessible and walking a fine line
  • How brands disrupt without innovation or tech
  • Winning hearts and minds
  • The 80/20 Rule

 

Quotes in This Episode

“Branding kind of became the new advertising.” —Fabian Geyrhalter

 

“People just ache for brands to be trustworthy friends.” —Fabian Geyrhalter

 

“At the core, every brand knows their number one customer, and their communication is tailored to that type of person... And the idea of ‘don’t talk politics’ is thrown out the window!” —Fabian Geyrhalter

 

“[Brands] really only disrupt... through brand thinking.” —Fabian Geyrhalter

 

“80% of what I put out there via social media needs to be communications-focused around my value propositions. So, what do I actually give potential clients, potential readers, potential listeners that they themselves can turn into actions...” —Fabian Geyrhalter

 

Resources

Connect with Fabian on Twitter and LinkedIn

www.Finien.com

BiggerThanThis.com

Bigger Than This

How to Launch a Brand

Fabian's previous appearance on Women Worldwide

Direct download: FabianGeyrhalteronWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 5:38pm EST

Today’s guest took the reigns of a prestigious design firm at a young age and built it into her own empire. Now, she is sharing her story and talking about her process for finding smart, stylish design solutions, as well as best practices any entrepreneur can relate to.

 

Alexa Hampton is a New York designer renowned for her extensive knowledge of classic and eclectic European design. She is the Owner and President of interior design firm Mark Hampton LLC, as well as the home furnishing products line Alexa Hampton Inc. She is also an international lecturer, two-time author, Wall Street Journal columnist, and television personality with the distinct honor of being the first and only female designer to make regular appearances on “This Old House.”

 

Stay tuned to hear more from Alexa herself about building out a visionary career, the importance of honesty at work, asking for help, and owning your mistakes—and enjoy a good laugh as well!

 

Today's episode of Women WorldWide, which features a Visionary Woman Award winner, is being sponsored by Moore College of Art & Design. Moore is the first and only women's visual arts college for undergraduates in the United States.

 

In This Episode

  • Growing up a design legacy
  • Early life and career
  • Design process and practical considerations
  • Managing stress and overcoming obstacles
  • Importance owning your mistakes

 

Quotes in This Episode

“I’ve been coming to the same office since 1984!” —Alexa Hampton

 

“There’s not only one good solution for a design dilemma.” —Alexa Hampton

 

“You gotta be willing to get lucky.” —Alexa Hampton

 

“I hope I don’t have a trademark style... I don’t design in a vacuum. But, I see my job as a decorator as really to tease out the best version of my clients’ style. ” —Alexa Hampton

 

“When I first took over the firm, after years of observing the boom of the ‘80s and the early ‘90s, I needed to go cleaner... I needed a purge, and now the notion of not having all those flourishes is beyond me. I love them–I desperately desire them. I’m affected by the pendulum swings of environment.” —Alexa Hampton

 

“I never swan in and preach from on high. It always starts with an ample amount of practical information.” —Alexa Hampton

 

Resources

AlexaHampton.com

Connect with Alexa on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest

The Language of Interior Design

Decorating in Detail

Direct download: AlexaHamptononWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 4:10am EST

In the age of social media, your online presence means everything. Unless you are creating valuable content and meaningful connections, you are likely missing the mark. Today on Women Worldwide we are speaking with Jason Schemmel about bringing empathy into our online communities and creating successful, organic social networks.

 

Jason Schemmel is a Social Media Manager for HarperCollins Christian Publishing in their Bibles department. He is also the host of the podcast “GSD chat,” as well as a speaker specializing in social media strategy, content creation, and managing your social media presence.

 

Stay tuned to learn how you can use social media to create impact for your brand and “get shit done.” If your business isn’t already on social media, or even if you are looking to improve your online presence, take some time to hear what Jason has to say!

 

In This Episode

  • Empathy in online environments
  • The mistakes we make online
  • Real-time marketing and staying relevant
  • If your business isn’t on social media, does it even exist?
  • GSD Chat and podcasting
  • Trial and error and mitigating online backlash

 

Quotes in This Episode

“How can you produce great content that provides value to people and keeps them wanting more?” —Jason Schemmel

 

“If you’re a brand or a personality, or even just being yourself, if you’re not producing content and publishing things that don’t resonate with people, no one is going to care—it’s just going to be another thing in their feed.” —Jason Schemmel

 

“Especially in today’s age where it seems organic reach has become more and more of a scarcity, being able to utilize empathy in your content to better reach people and to better connect with people so that they share it organically. That’s just going to help everyone, and on the business side of things it’s cheaper too!” —Jason Schemmel

 

“You’re projecting an opinion. If I don’t align with your opinions, then I don’t care.”—Jason Schemmel

 

“There are definitely businesses out there who still haven’t fully grasped the concept and the impact that social media can have.” —Jason Schemmel

 

“We’re now in that day and age where if you don’t have a social media presence of some kind, you practically don’t exist.” —Jason Schemmel

 

Resources

Follow Jason on Twitter

Connect with Jason on LinkedIn

Listen to GSD Chat

Direct download: JasonSchemmelonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 11:39am EST

For every dollar you spend, are you making it back? Are you making more? For any successful business person or entrepreneur, it is important to take decisive action and to be able to quantify the profits those actions translate into. Ultimately, success is all about asking the right questions and taking action. And if you are caught up in forever planning your next move this episode of Women Worldwide is for you.

 

Robyn Crane is a Money and Business Growth Expert and in-demand speaker focused on helping service-based female entrepreneurs grow their businesses. She is widely known for her work as the host of the television show The Financial G-Spot and the radio show Let’s Talk Money. Robyn is also a four-time #1 best-selling author, and her latest book is titled Make More Money, Help More People.

 

In this episode of Women Worldwide, Robyn gets you energized to take action yourself! She provides you with some important tools and some helpful resources to help you make more money—and help more people.

 

In This Episode

  • Robyn’s journey from artist to financial guru
  • Finding the RIGHT business coach and passing the “mentor test”
  • Taking ACTION: “planners” vs. “action-takers”
  • The true cost of inaction and true return on investment
  • Creating a business that fits the life you want

 

Quotes in This Episode

“Selling and really closing sales is totally transformational when you have something incredibly valuable to offer.” —Robyn Crane

 

“When people pay, they pay attention.” —Robyn Crane

 

“Once you make a certain amount of money, you’re good. But why do you want to make more money? The reason I want to make more money is because ... I believe that when you make more money, you help more people.” —Robyn Crane

 

“The creators and the planners, I hate to say it, but they’re always making less money or very little money compared to those who take action.” —Robyn Crane

 

“A confused mind says ‘no’ and does nothing.” —Robyn Crane

 

“The richest people on this planet are willing to be wrong, but they do not sit.” —Robyn Crane

 

“I want to surround myself with people who are doing way better than I am!” —Robyn Crane

 

Resources

Robyn Crane's blog

A FREE download of Robyn’s book Make More Money, Help More People

The Financial G-Spot

Robyn’s radio show appearances

Direct download: RobynCraneonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 10:30am EST

This year (and every year), how will you create the greatest possible impact in your career and in your life? Figuring out how to reach your maximum potential requires a great deal of passion and introspection. To get there, perhaps the best place to start is with a bit of motivational thinking.

 

Joining me on the show is Holly Dowling, global keynote speaker, inspirational thought leader, trainer, and consultant. Holly spends her time helping professionals to live life with a passion and to reach their fullest potential and serves as an expert in strength-based leadership, change of management, and corporate women's empowerment. If all that wasn’t already enough to keep her busy, she’s also the host of the podcast A Celebration of You.

 

If you need a January pick-me-up, look no further. Holly’s advice for surrounding yourself with positive people, pursuing your lifelong dreams and passions, and turning your darkest periods into your brightest days will energize you for the entire year ahead.

 

In This Episode

  • What it means to have a butterfly dream on your shoulder
  • How to energize and uplift the people around you
  • The positive impact dark periods of life can have
  • Where to find “balcony people” in your life
  • Three qualities all successful people share

 

Quotes in This Episode

“My mantra began, ‘Tell me no. Watch me go.’ … No matter what I want in this world, no matter what adversity I face, I can still do something magnificent. I believe everybody has that.” —Holly Dowling

 

“If there's one person in this room that [this experience] can make a difference for them, and it rekindles a hope and a spark of light in their own personal darkness, then that is why I'm there.” —Holly Dowling

 

“I chose to not live in ‘woe is me.’ I choose to live in ‘wow is me.’ And I'm not going to say it's easy. But I do believe it's a choice, and I choose joy every day.” —Holly Dowling

 

“Take these next 30 days to fall back in love with who you are. It's never too late to dream. How about relishing and celebrating who you are? And that has a lot to do with the stuff you've been through.” —Holly Dowling

 

“Is it networking or is it just being open to the world and the serendipitous moments that are around us and in front of us? I'm allowing myself to be open to everybody I meet.” —Holly Dowling

 

Resources

HollyDowling.com

A Celebration of You Podcast

Connect with Holly on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

Direct download: HollyDowlingonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:08pm EST

We live in a lightning fast world. How do you make sure your business is keeping pace? According to today’s guest, the answer is by embracing failure and by preparing to change–fast.

 

Meet Brandi Boatner, the Social and Influencer Communications Lead for IBM Global Markets. Brandi has been working with IBM since 2010, and she has also served as a Digital Experience Manager for IBM Global Technology Services. She's currently the Chair of the IBM Black Network of New York Business Resource Group (BRG), and she's a founding member of the IBM Marketing Communications and Citizenship MCC Diversity Council. Through her work with IBM, she’s become an expert in adopting an agile framework to build more flexible, fast-paced teams.

 

Follow along as Brandi shares the inside-baseball on becoming an agile marketer, ways to embrace failure (and why you should!), plus the best advice she has ever received.

 

In This Episode

  • What it means to be an agile marketer
  • How agile principles apply to everyday tasks
  • Ways to combat (or keep up with) warp speed change
  • The best career and life advice Brandi’s ever received
  • How mindfulness can transform your life

 

Quotes in This Episode

“Fail fast and embrace that failure so that you can iterate, course correct, and then try again can apply an agile framework to whatever it is that [you’re] doing.” —Brandi Boatner

 

“We live in a three-second world, right? A three second, right-swipe world. If I can't do what I need to get done in 10 days, why am I doing this? Why?” —Brandi Boatner

 

“I've gotten rid of that mindset of, ‘This has to be perfect.’ It does not have to be perfect. There has to be progress made on the task… I celebrate progress not perfection.” —Brandi Boatner

 

“Change and comfort can't coexist, so you should be willing to have that uncomfortable conversation in order for you to implement the changes that you need as a professional and then as a business.” —Brandi Boatner

 

“People can define their success differently. You might ask somebody else, and they say success is money. Someone might say success is happiness, somebody might say anything, but for me I would really say success, for me, is growth. ” —Brandi Boatner

 

Resources

Email Brandi or connect with her on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram

IBM

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

Direct download: BrandiBoatneronWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 1:08pm EST

In our time producing Women Worldwide, I have spoken with people from all walks of life. I’ve interviewed entrepreneurs, inventors, and educators from around the world. But today is a first. I don't think we've ever had a volcanologist on the show. Meet Jess Phoenix, a professional field scientist who's running for the California Congress.

 

In addition to her hands-on work as a volcanologist and burgeoning political career, Jess is executive director, principal investigator and co-founder of a revolutionary environmental scientific research organization called Blueprint Earth. She's also a fellow in the Explorer's Club, a featured scientist on the Discovery Channel and Science Channel and a TEDx speaker. Her work has been covered in Popular Science Magazine, NASA's FameLab on National Public Radio, CNN international and on This Week in Science. Her mission is to inspire everyone to tap into their innate curiosity, igniting wonder about our planet and the world we live in.

 

Stay tuned to hear incredible stories from Jess’s professional life and find out how she’s using her scientific background to fuel political change and encourage people around her.

 

In This Episode

  • What entrepreneurs can learn from Jess’s episode with horse thieves
  • Proof it’s never too late to learn a new skill or passion
  • The benefits of leveraging social media
  • How doors open when you don’t shy away from saying ‘yes’
  • Why you don’t have to be the best at what you do

 

Quotes in This Episode

“Being curious about a number of different things is okay. You don't have to focus or specialize too early because you can change directions… You can get into things at any age. It doesn't require you doing it from when you're five or anything like that.” —Jess Phoenix

 

“You always have to think about what the greater cause is and that's what keeps you going even when it's rough 'cause it's not all fun and games. It's not all campfires—I mean sometimes you deal with horse thieves.” —Jess Phoenix

 

“We are humans, we are so adaptable. So that's what we have to do. We have to adapt to the challenges and that means be flexible, be creative, and solve those problems.” —Jess Phoenix

 

“It doesn't matter what your problem is, if it's an erupting volcano, a flat tire, God knows what! You just look at it, and you just take it apart, piece by piece. And you figure out how you're gonna get out of this situation you're in, and you just do your job.” —Jess Phoenix

 

“You don't have to be the best, but you have to be so good that they can't ignore you.” —Jess Phoenix

 

Resources

Jess Phoenix for Congress

Volcano Jess

Connect with Jess on Twitter, Facebook, and here and here on Instagram

Direct download: JessPhoenixonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 8:25am EST

Would you say you or your business has reached your limitless potential? Have curiosity and passion helped you to impact others and to reach your goals? According to today’s guest, nurturing your curiosity is exactly what you need to elevate your business to the next level.

 

Nikki Barua is a change agent, and she's leading a movement to empower people and organizations to thrive amidst disruption. She founded BeyondCurious in 2011 to help large companies innovate like startups, and since then, the award-winning digital accelerator has created massive impact by guiding brands to achieve their digital transformation goals. Nikki was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by ACE in 2014, recognized as Top Woman Entrepreneur in North America by Ernst & Young in 2015, and as LA Woman of Influence by The Business Journals in 2016.

 

Tune in to hear why you should be fostering your own curiosity, why you should learn to pivot like a small business, and how to turn your business’s challenges into opportunities to level up.

 

In This Episode

  • Why every child needs heroes
  • The ways education can help you think differently
  • How to nurture your own curiosity
  • Why big organizations should think and operate like small startups
  • What makes entrepreneurship like a video game

 

Quotes in This Episode

“I grew up with a belief that it's possible for us to do absolutely anything. And with that belief in my heroes, I learned very early on to really dream big and be bold and take courageous action.” —Nikki Barua

 

“The gift that I got from education was in how to think. The most powerful gift or tool we can be equipped with is being able to frame great questions, because when you know how to approach a problem, the answers emerge from within you.” —Nikki Barua

 

“As we grow, we tend to lose that curiosity because we're afraid to ask or we're afraid to simply pursue something where there's a potential of failure. And so our fears tend to get in the way of our curiosity, and when we let that fear overtake our curiosity, it limits our ability to learn and to grow and to give back. ” —Nikki Barua

 

“As an entrepreneur, your challenges are never ending. I've learned to frame it in a way that I measure my progress as an entrepreneur based on the size of my problems. So if my problems are getting bigger, I know I must be getting better.” —Nikki Barua

 

“One of the most important lessons of leadership is the humanity of being authentic and vulnerable and really being grateful for the opportunity to lead and to bring out the best in all of the other people.” —Nikki Barua

 

Resources

BeyondCurious

Follow BeyondCurious on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

Nikki Barua

Connect with Nikki on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

Direct download: NikkiBaruaonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 8:07pm EST

On Women Worldwide, we often talk to influential women about their passion and how it has inspired the product or service they provide. But what if your product involves sharing a piece of your own spirit? Such is the case in the art world, where a professional’s product is as deeply personal as it gets.

 

Joining me on the show is New York-based artist Kathy Butterly, known for bringing a painterly sensibly to her idiosyncratic ceramic sculptures. Kathy Butterly was born in 1963 in Amityville, New York. She received her BFA at Moore College of Art before earning an MFA at University of California Davis. She lives and works in New York alongside her husband and fellow artist Tom Burckhardt. Kathy has exhibited across the United States, and many of her works are in the Permanent Collections at the Museum of Modern Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Carnegie Museum of Art.

 

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process of an incredible artist as Kathy shares her inspirations, breaks down her relationship with her materials and work, and talks about blending her professional and personal lives.

 

Today's episode of Women WorldWide, which features a Visionary Woman Award winner, is being sponsored by Moore College of Art & Design. Moore's the first and only women's visual arts college for undergraduates in the United States.

 

In This Episode

  • The amount of time that goes into creating a piece of work
  • How different art materials behave
  • Challenges women artists face today
  • How an artist blends and balances her professional and personal lives
  • The importance of having a positive, nurturing support system

 

Quotes in This Episode

“I'm just trying to make work that really resonates with my heart, my mind. Formally and also on a deeper level.” —Kathy Butterly

 

“With art materials, you build a relationship with them. You nurture a relationship with a certain color or a certain pigment, and it's very personal. It's a weird thing to explain somebody who's not an artist, but color and materials, they're very personal.” —Kathy Butterly

 

“I think that there are, there's definitely some challenges, especially if you decide to have a family where you have to juggle a lot. But you manage how to do it… Or I did, because being true to myself and making my work is one of the most important things other than making sure my kids are healthy and good.” —Kathy Butterly

 

“There's always challenges, and that's life. It would be really boring if there weren't challenges or if things didn't go wrong. When things go wrong, that's when you have to problem solve. And that's where things get better.” —Kathy Butterly

 

“Everything's about the journey. I, in a way, part of my thinking and my making work is I'm not in it to make something. I'm in it to figure something out along the way and for all my thoughts and all my hard work, to achieve something in the end that has meaning. That's my success is to achieve something with meaning.” —Kathy Butterly

 

Resources

kathybutterly.com

See Kathy’s work at the James Cohan Gallery in Chelsea or the Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Santa Monica

Direct download: KathyButterlyonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 6:34pm EST

The concept of “mind over matter” is incredibly powerful, especially when it comes to your health and healing. You may not have control over everything in your life, but you do have complete power over how you feel. You have control over your dreams, your goals, and how you pursue them.

 

Perhaps no one understands that better than today’s guest, Alexa Carlin. After a near-death experience that put her in a medically induced coma at 21, Alexa became a full-time speaker to share her story. Since then, she's gone on to found the Women Empower Expo and Be a Public Speaker. All of her business endeavors serve the same passion and goal: she wants to see people’s lives change for the better.

 

Listen in as Alexa shares her incredible story, advice on how to chase your professional dreams, plus incredible insights on how you can impact other people’s lives.

 

In This Episode

  • Why it’s important to take ownership of your goals and dreams
  • Little daily actions that can have a big impact on others’ lives
  • The number one way to stand out as an entrepreneur
  • Different approaches public speakers can use to prepare
  • Why the phrase “work/life balance” can be a misnomer

 

Quotes in This Episode

“I truly believe that everything that we work towards leads us to that bigger picture of who we're supposed to be in life, as long as we never give up and continue to persevere and follow our passion.” —Alexa Carlin

 

“That's how I've made a difference in thousands of people's lives. I say, ‘I'm going to make a difference in at least one person's life, every single day.’ When you start on the individual level, that creates a ripple effect.” —Alexa Carlin

 

“The impact you're making in the world is happening, you just may not see it. But that's the thing—you don't have to see it. All you have to know is that you are doing your best to create that positive impact.” —Alexa Carlin

 

“Confidence is a lifelong journey. You have to work on it every single day.” —Alexa Carlin

 

“It's not like you have so many hours of work and so many hours to live…. This is your life. This is your chance to do everything that you want to do. How are you going to make the most of it?” —Alexa Carlin

 

Resources

Women Empower Expo

Women Empower Expo on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Connect with Alexa on Instagram

Be a Public Speaker

Direct download: AlexaCarlinonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 9:59am EST

I was at a conference recently and I heard kind of an alarming statistic — the largest demographic leaving our state (New Jersey) to go work in other states are millennials. The future of the workforce doesn’t want to stick around our area! That’s a problem.

 

Today’s special guest has keen insight on how to reach younger generations and encourage them to stick around for business opportunities. Joining me is Alissa Carpenter, millennial workforce expert and leadership trainer. Alissa is the founder of Everything’s Not OK and That's OK, a company that creates and administers professional development workshops and helps organizations enhance leadership, teamwork, interpersonal skills among employees. She has a special focus on the millennial workforce.

 

Tune in as Alissa helps me unpack why millennials choose to work in certain areas or for certain companies over others, plus explains ways your business can recruit young talent.

 

In This Episode

  • Why businesses aren’t keeping pace with education when it comes to innovation
  • What companies need to better understand about the millennial workforce
  • How millennials compare to Gen Z at work
  • Ways top companies are supporting millennial workers
  • How building relationships on social media can bolster your business

 

Quotes in This Episode

“What's taught in school isn't necessarily productively applied in the workplace. We can read about theory, we can read about change management, organizational dynamics, but really experiencing it is different.” —Alissa Carpenter

 

“[Millennials] really want to know that there's opportunity to move around for advancement or really gain that new skill set. “ —Alissa Carpenter

 

“It's sometimes really hard to step back and look at your people, and try to grow your people, but your people make your organization what it is. It's so important to often reflect on how are your people? Are they happy in the organization? What can I do to help them grow so we can be more successful?” —Alissa Carpenter

 

“[Owning a business] is a rollercoaster of emotions. It's crazy sometimes because every business ebbs and flows. I'll get a ton of requests, and the next week I won't get anything. That's a challenge for somebody who wouldn't necessarily consider themselves a risk-taker because it's not stable.” —Alissa Carpenter

 

“We overlook our successes sometimes, big or small, and don't take the chance to celebrate them and really be grateful for them and reflect on them. We've already moved on to the next thing.” —Alissa Carpenter

 

Resources

Everything’s Not OK, and That’s OK

Connect with Alissa on Twitter

Direct download: AlissaCarpenteronWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 6:18pm EST

The world is becoming more and more robotic by the day. That’s why today we’re talking about artificial intelligence and consumer emotions, fears, and reactions to AI and machine learning.

 

My special guest is an alum to Women Worldwide. Coming back on the show is Megan Harris, Managing Director of SYZYGY New York, a digital marketing agency. In her role as Managing Director, Megan is responsible for executive management of the agency from setting vision to driving growth and managing operations. She also speaks on a number of topics including digital marketing, travel marketing, managing millennials and now artificial intelligence.

 

You won’t want to miss this episode—Megan is sharing the results of SYZYGY’s recent study “Sex, Lies, and AI.”

 

In This Episode

  • The confusion around artificial intelligence
  • A four-part ethical regulation for marketers using AI
  • How the human experience and AI can amplify each other
  • Reactions and feelings about artificial intelligence from different demographics
  • Ways social media and the digital world are forcing business professionals to evolve

 

Quotes in This Episode

“There's a lot of talk about artificial intelligence. It's real. It's here. It's already a growing part of our lives. Many of us already interact with AI through services like chatbots, when we buy things online from our favorite brands, or virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa.” —Megan Harris

 

“People want to know how [AI is] going to affect their lives and if there's going to be checks and balances. That tells me that everyone is on board in some respect; they just need to be educated. And that's doable.” —Megan Harris

 

“Any company or any brand that has consumers and has a footprint in society should have a code of ethics and should regulate how they use technology and AI.” —Megan Harris

 

“Women are a little bit more fearful than men around AI... And more women are reporting that they feel concerned and a little bit skeptical while more men than women report that they're feeling excited and optimistic.” —Megan Harris

 

“No longer is it just cut and dry with your personal and professional life. It's not about work-life balance anymore. It's more about kind of taking a holistic view on your life and things fitting in so you can live your best life.” —Megan Harris

 

Resources

SYZYGY

Connect with Megan on LinkedIn and Facebook

Direct download: MeganHarrisonWomenWorldwide_2.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 5:49pm EST

When was the last time that you took a really long walk to clear your mind? I find that walking is a great way to get my body moving, to lessen stress, and to provide myself with a much-needed sense of calm.

 

With that in mind, today’s guest is a woman after my own heart. Diana Liberto is a big proponent of getting up off the couch and walking. So much so that she founded Walk My Mind, a platform that provides walking, learning, listening and community all in an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle. Walk My Mind focuses on engaging the mind with walkcasts, audiobooks and live guest speakers, which you listen to while you're up and moving. Prior to launching her platform, Diana was an in-house counsel at a Fortune 100 company.

 

Diana shares how her life has impacted her career, her definition of success, and the power of going for a nice long walk.

 

In This Episode

  • The profound impact taking a simple walk can have
  • Challenges women face across industries
  • How Diana’s childhood influenced her career journey
  • Different paths a person can take to become successful
  • Weak link thinking versus strong link thinking

 

Quotes in This Episode

“I thought, well, if I could just get outside and take a walk—you know, breathe the air, take a walk on the beach—it would help me.” —Diana Liberto

 

“If starting a company was easy, everybody would be doing it… If it's not challenging, it's probably boring, and you wouldn't want to do it anyway. ” —Diana Liberto

 

“I know now what's driving me is to try to help other people. I do really want to do that. I want to do it on many levels and in many different ways. My mind really runs with that.” —Diana Liberto

 

“What is success? Is success just pushing yourself and grinding yourself and climbing and trying and punishing if you don't make ‘this’ or you don't make ‘that’? ...You know, I think you don't quite know what success really is going to be for you.” —Diana Liberto

 

“You know it's a real balancing act too. When you get to this point and you look back I think one of the really important things is don't beat yourself up because you did what you thought you needed to do when you did it.” —Diana Liberto

 

Resources

Walk My Mind

Walk My Mind on Facebook, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Direct download: DianaLibertoonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 3:37pm EST

In the digital age, technology is changing practically every industry around us: finance, education, even health and wellness. Today’s guest has followed and worked within the changing health tech industry for years.

 

Dr. Patricia Salber is a board-certified internist and emergency physician with more than 15 years experience as a physician executive. She’s a speaker, an author, and the founder and CEO of The Doctor Weighs In, an online content platform for doctors, med students, and other experts to share evidence-based stories about almost every topic in healthcare: Policy, Tech, Lifestyle, Medical Care, and Psych.

 

Tune in as Pat shares stories from her time working in healthcare, her take on the future of health and technology, plus the challenges of monetizing a content business.

 

In This Episode

  • How Google’s search rankings can dramatically change a business
  • The ways being a woman in the medical field has evolved
  • Future trends and changes you can expect to see in health tech
  • Why it’s normal to need a career reset after a certain number of years
  • Challenges of monetizing content without sacrificing your mission

 

Quotes in This Episode

“We promote all our stories, so we're not trying to be like a newspaper, where you would come and read our site cover to cover, because we have something like 2,000 stories on the site. Rather, we promote the stories using social media and other mechanisms, so each individual story kind of becomes a destination on its own.” —Pat Salber

 

“[Med school] teachers were used to teaching men, so they still did things that were sexist, both in their lectures and, you know, on the wards. You can imagine that the first group of women who got in, that we were not shrinking violets.” —Pat Salber

 

“Lots of exciting things coming down the path [in health tech]. The real question is how we're going to pay for it.” —Pat Salber

 

“It's really hard to monetize content. The ways that you can monetize content oftentimes restrict what I want to do.” —Pat Salber

 

“Explore what you want to do, and do it. Hanging in there for 30 years when the last 15 aren't fun anymore is really not a good use of your time.” —Pat Salber

Resources

The Doctor Weighs In

Learn more about Dr. Patricia Salber

Direct download: PatriciaSalberonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 4:27pm EST

Today's episode is the final part of a special series. We're podcasting live from Working Mother Media's Work Beyond Summit in New York City at the Marriott Marquis. The conference focuses on work-life balance, with a lens on evolving next-generation strategies, and it also salutes the 2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies.

 

Today’s guest Jennifer Allyn is a diversity strategy leader at PWC. She's responsible for designing initiatives to retain, develop, and advance diverse professionals in her organization. As a recognized DNI subject matter expert, Jennifer has been widely quoted in the media. She also hosts a podcast called Pursuit of Happiness, a PWC podcast that explores how people juggle work, their personal lives, and the everyday challenges that often otherwise go undiscussed.

 

Follow along as Jennifer shares the importance of working with people who look and think differently from ourselves, plus how we can all care for ourselves at work to renew our physical and mental energy.

 

In This Episode

  • How to consciously and intentionally think about workforce diversity
  • The potential podcasting has to help companies share stories more intimately
  • The four domains of energy we all carry
  • How transparent storytelling can be good for a company’s wellness program
  • Why you need to build trust with your teams, with society, and with yourself

 

Quotes in This Episode

“We talk about some of the unconscious biases that we see in the workplace over and over again, and one is the similarity effect, right? ‘I'm attracted to people who are like me, because there's that instant familiarity, which leads to comfort and then to trust.’ That can be okay, right? That's not necessarily a bad human dynamic, if you will, but it's a problem if we don't see talent in the people who are really different than us.” —Jennifer Allyn

 

“We're trying to transform the metaphor from managing time, that we all have limited time— everyone's super busy—to managing energy. It's not about balance. It's about energy and renewal.” —Jennifer Allyn

 

“The notion of responsiveness means that I have to be instantaneously responding to anything that you ask from me, but that really diminishes my long-term capacity to think, to have that bigger picture, and to write, to analyze, to solve problems if I'm constantly on my device, or on my phone, or on my laptop responding to emails.” —Jennifer Allyn

 

“Everyone's struggling with similar things. They're making choices. They're making trade-offs. They're revisiting some of those decisions and saying, ‘It doesn't work for me now.’ The course of a career is long, so sometimes the strategies you used at the beginning aren't the same as you would use at the end.” —Jennifer Allyn

 

“We can't do everything. We all get the same 24 hours, and we have to manage our energy, not the time. I think that when you're clear about your priorities, both on the homefront and in the workplace, that is when people feel at their best, at their most productive.” —Jennifer Allyn

 

Resources

PWC

The PWC Pursuit of Happiness Podcast

Direct download: JenniferAllynonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 4:14pm EST

Today's episode is part three of a special series. We're podcasting live from Working Mother Media's Work Beyond Summit in New York City at the Marriott Marquis. The conference focuses on work-life balance, with a lens on evolving next generation strategies, and it also salutes the 2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies.

 

And our guest is behind the scenes with it all. Subha Barry is the SVP and Managing Director at Working Mother Media. Subha joined as Vice President and General Manager at Working Mother Media back in January of 2015. Her career spans 30 years in frontline business operations and leadership roles. She has a proven track record of building cohesive productive teams, work change agents, linking people and leadership to business results and leveraging opportunities to drive profitability.

 

Don’t miss this must-hear episode where Subha shares how some of the top companies in the country are recruiting and retaining a more diverse workforce, including the best and brightest women around.

 

In This Episode

  • Why companies need to consider their employees’ home lives, not just their work lives
  • How company culture impacts work program usage
  • The importance of policies and programs that support diversity
  • How different generations can work together to build more innovative companies
  • Examples of innovative company policies that attract the best female talent

 

Quotes in This Episode

“Home and work no longer sort of start at one spot and stop at the other. It used to be that you walked in the door and you left your home life back there beyond the door. And at work, you worked, and when you left work you left your work behind and you went home. Now everything just melds and blends together.” —Subha Barry

 

“If you offer a great program, but nobody uses it because your company culture is resistant to it, does it even matter that you offered those wonderful programs? Not really.” —Subha Barry

 

“The reality is, if you want the best talent, best talent is not always male, and that best talent is not always white. So if you are not more inclusive—whether it be around gender or race or ethnicity—you're going to miss out on the best talent. The question you have to ask yourself is, can I afford to miss out on the best talent?” —Subha Barry

 

“I really believe that this next generation is going to bring a human aspect to working.” —Subha Barry

 

“What a leader now actually needs to grow as a leadership competency is the willingness and ability to be vulnerable. To make mistakes and not have to hide it, to be open about it.” —Subha Barry

 

Resources

Working Mother Media

Working Mother Surveys

Direct download: SubhaBarryonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 10:30am EST

Today's episode is part two of a special series. We're podcasting live from Working Mother Media's Work Beyond Summit in New York City at the Marriott Marquis. The conference focuses on work-life balance, with a lens on evolving next generation strategies, and it also salutes the 2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies.

 

Today’s guest is Toan Huynh, Managing Director of Innovation and Digital Transformation at Accenture. She's a seasoned cloud and digital leader with over 18 years working with financial services firms to design and implement digitally focused transformation programs. She's been in the development of technology and business assets for insurance companies seeking to do business in new innovative ways by leveraging cloud-based and digital tools.

 

Tune in as Toan unpacks some of the cool and exciting programs at Accenture, plus hear how your company can prioritize innovative technologies.

 

In This Episode

  • The three components of FinTech
  • How companies can leverage cloud-based and digital tools for innovation
  • A shift in thinking towards cloud tech over the past two decades
  • How innovative tech is like Game of Thrones

 

Quotes in This Episode

“When we say FinTech, it doesn't necessarily mean just a technology. It could also be a way of doing things differently or selling differently to your customer.” —Toan Huynh

 

“If you think about the whole idea of innovation, you have to kind of balance between, ‘Well, if I put my resources into running the business that now generates 95% of my revenue today versus investing in what I believe will be my new business, and that's the other five percent of my revenue base today.’ There's always that sort of, tension, right?” —Toan Huynh

 

“Culture is the number one reason or obstacle to not being able to innovate and be digitally enabled.” —Toan Huynh

 

“You won't believe [innovation] until you see it. But once it's here, then it's gonna be here—and you don't wanna be obsolete. ” —Toan Huynh

 

Resources

Accenture

Connect with Toan on LinkedIn

Direct download: ToanHuynhonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 10:56am EST

Today's episode is part one of a special series. We're podcasting live from Working Mother Media's Work Beyond Summit in New York City at the Marriott Marquis. The conference focuses on work-life balance, with a lens on evolving next generation strategies, and it also salutes the 2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies.

 

Our guest is the incredible Liz Harrington, manager of wellness and work-life strategy at PNC. Liz has been with the organization for over six years and currently oversees the strategy and execution of the corporate-wide wellness program, designed to support employees' endeavors in living a healthy lifestyle, and being engaged with their families.

 

Tune in to all the hustle and bustle of the conference as Liz shares how PNC is building programs that create a culture of mental and physical wellness for all their employees.

 

In This Episode

  • How to activate employees as brand or program ambassadors
  • Why companies need to build work-life strategy programs to support their team
  • The modern family in the age of millennials
  • Using video to educate and engage employees
  • Building up company culture to support health and wellness outside of work

 

Quotes in This Episode

“Employees are not just an employee. They have a whole life outside of what they do… and we want our employees to feel like they can bring their whole self to work.... When you go to work, you don't leave everything behind you.” —Liz Harrington

 

“Dads are more invested early on and want to be more engaged and actively part of their child's life.” —Liz Harrington

 

“You might be a marathon runner—or you might take a thousand steps, and that feels like running a marathon for you. We recognize that and make sure that our programs run that spectrum.” —Liz Harrington

 

“A business isn't products. A business is people. You take the people out of it, you have very little left.” —Liz Harrington

 

“Culture is very important, but if you don't have the culture, it shouldn't discourage you from trying to impact the culture in a positive way, because culture shifts and changes over time.” —Liz Harrington

 

Resources

PNC

PNC Careers

Connect with Liz Harrington on LinkedIn

Direct download: LizHarringtononWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 3:46pm EST

Every mom knows the importance of finding your tribe. Juggling careers, motherhood, and marriage while maintaining your sense of self is so important. But it can be difficult to do it all without the help of likeminded women! What they say is true: it takes a village. And now that village lives online.

 

Maria Hunt is a tech entrepreneur who got her start back in the early days of Myspace. Now, she’s the founder of Unicorn Moms, an online community with more than 70,000 women. In addition to an active Facebook group, she's also launched the platform's mobile app to allow moms to embrace their individuality and to connect with other unicorn moms in their areas through increased geolocation capabilities. Both the Unicorn Moms sites and app cover topics that moms want to talk about, ranging from their favorite deals, cocktails and recipes, to airing their dirty laundry, or even seeking advice on their career goals and marital challenges.

 

Listen in as Maria breaks down the myth of the perfect mom and shares why there is power in confiding in one another, supporting one another, and laughing through the challenges of motherhood online as a community.

 

In This Episode

  • The illusion of the perfect mom
  • Why it’s important to support a woman’s individuality outside of motherhood
  • The reason people love connecting through online communities
  • How to build an online community made up of brand champions
  • The skills every entrepreneur needs to succeed

 

Quotes in This Episode

“We're all struggling in this together. We all got shit going on. We're all somehow killing it at this mom thing, so let's just embrace it and support one another.” —Maria Hunt

 

“We're social human beings, everyone. We love to be a part of something, we love to communicate and be around people, and I think that's one of the big things with any successful business. I think there has to have that social aspect, because it's very, very important.” —Maria Hunt

 

“I have this platform, I would be doing a huge disservice if I didn't use it for good. That's what I love about having my own business, is that I'm doing good for these women, making them better as wives, as mothers, as sisters, as friends, because of the community and the support.” —Maria Hunt

 

“What I felt, and opinions and view on certain aspects of anything have changed within the last five years. I'm like, ‘Wow, I really thought this way about this?’ You grow. It's an evolution, and I think as we get older, we get better. We get better in everything,” —Maria Hunt

 

“Patience, drive, hustle—those are the key elements. You can't be afraid, you can't have fear. I think, a lot of the times, fear stops us. We're like, ‘We can't. I can't do that.’ I just think you got to do it, you've got to have it in you. No risk, no reward.” —Maria Hunt

 

Resources

Unicorn Moms

Become a Unicorn Mom on Facebook

Connect with Unicorn Moms on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube.

Direct download: MariaHuntonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 10:56am EST

Across nearly every industry, men outrank women at the highest levels of career advancement. Today’s guest has learned first hand how women can make intentional choices and fight harder to kill it in their careers.

 

Sally Hubbard went from practicing and teaching law to investigative journalism to creating a movement where women celebrate each other's successes. She currently works as a journalist for The Capital Forum and serves as the founder and host of Women Killing It: a podcast dedicated to how powerful women got where they are today, and what they wish they knew sooner. The result is “mentorship by podcast – women helping women unleash their superpowers at work.”

 

Follow along as Sally shares the professional trends and differences across genders that she’s witnessed from her peers, plus tips for how you, too, can become a woman who’s killing it.

 

In This Episode

  • The different ways men and women approach career advancement
  • The importance of women seeing other women succeed
  • How age and experience can transform your career
  • Steps to help you kill it in your career
  • Why women need to prioritize networking

 

Quotes in This Episode

“The other big thing that I think doesn't work for women in any field was that tendency of women to put their head down and think, ‘I'm gonna work really hard, and my hard work will be rewarded,’ without taking affirmative steps to make sure that your handwork is noticed and recognized and that you're making the necessary contacts and connections to get your career to the next level.” —Sally Hubbard

 

“We already have a lot of responsibilities between home and work, so most women are walking around in a constant state of overwhelm, and the idea of affirmatively looking for more work that doesn't pay might seem not worth it. But I think it really is worth it. It really is important, and it's important for other women to see those women out there as experts.” —Sally Hubbard

 

“If you actually take that time to step away and imagine your ideal life, it's going to save you a lot of time because there's nothing that's more wasteful of time than racing and racing toward a life you don't want, right?” —Sally Hubbard

 

“Possibility is actually just a belief, right? Our own minds and our own limits on what we believe are possible really constrains us.” —Sally Hubbard

 

“You will hear a lot of no’s before you get to the yes. That was a skill that I had to develop, kind of a thicker skin. I've realized that developing that skill of being able to handle the no’s—not let it slow me down, move on, and keep trying—is just a very valuable skill for anything.” —Sally Hubbard

 

Resources

Women Killing It

Follow Women Killing It on Facebook and Twitter

Connect with Sally on Twitter and LinkedIn

 

Direct download: SallyHubbardonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:52pm EST

According to the Women's Media Center’s 2017 report The Status of Women in the U.S. Media, men still dominate media across all platforms: television, newspapers, online, and wires, with change only coming incrementally. In fact, at 20 of the nation's most widely read and heard news outlets, women still report far less of the news than men do.

 

Today we’re joined from the road by one of my favorite women in media, Taryn Winter Brill. Taryn is currently a host at C-Suite TV interviewing authors of the world's leading business books. You can also catch her interviewing Hollywood's A-list as a host on NBC's First Look, a lifestyle show airing after Saturday Night Live. Taryn has also worked as the in-house correspondent for Everyday Health, working alongside Dr. Sanjay Gupta and as a correspondent for the CBS Early Show.

 

In this episode, Taryn popped into our studio by phone to discuss storytelling, the state of women in the media, and the importance of doing what you love.

 

In This Episode

  • The truth behind the phrase, “It’s who you know”
  • Tips for presenting yourself on camera
  • Differences between traditional broadcasting and digital TV
  • The representation of women in media
  • How to stay calm and embrace obstacles you face at work

 

Quotes in This Episode

“At my heart, I'm a storyteller. I like hearing people's stories, and I'm just curious by nature. I like asking questions, and translating and being the conduit of good messages, really.” —Taryn Winter Brill

 

“I just like to learn, and I like to soak up as much as I can, and as many different disciplines and capacities, which is why I've been so fortunate and lucky and blessed to wear so many different hats.” —Taryn Winter Brill

 

“[Guests] ask me about the camera, and I say, ‘What camera? What are you talking about, what camera? Pretend the camera's not there.’ I always like to say we are just hanging out, we're having lunch… When you put it into those terms, and you frame it that way—think about it—we've all been to lunch with friend where we want to tell them some exciting news. And that's how I try to psych up my guests. You're just telling me some exciting news in your life, and it's not an interview.” —Taryn Winter Brill

 

“My mantra is just stay calm, and I think staying calm when an obstacle is in front of you, and you tackle it the best you can.... I mean in life, you can't expect everything to be perfect. If everything was perfect, I think life would be boring, to be perfectly honest.” —Taryn Winter Brill

 

“I am a perfectionist. I like it to be perfect in the way that I like it and up to my standards. But I know if I make a mistake—and believe me, we all do—and if things don't go the way I want, it happens. I say what can I learn from it, and I remind myself nobody got hurt.” —Taryn Winter Brill

 

Resources

Taryn Winter Brill on C-Suite TV

Connect with Taryn on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Direct download: TarynWinterBrillonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 8:25am EST

When business is booming, how do you know when it’s time to step back and maybe take a pause in your career? Can you recognize the signs you need to build a stronger, better, and healthier you?

 

Taryn Rose is an orthopedic surgeon turned shoe designer and serial entrepreneur. She married fashion and function in 1998, changing the footwear industry forever when she created one of the most successful and highly coveted brands in the industry. It’s an endeavor that started as a dream in her garage and grew to a $40 million business with boutiques all over the country. But even with her incredible success, her life was still missing a key element to happiness. So she sold her business—and took a step back to reset personally and reevaluate professionally.

 

Tune in as Taryn shares some of the fascinating stories from her transition from surgeon to entrepreneur, plus advice on how to maintain balance and a sense of self, even as a high-powered business professional.

 

In This Episode

  • The importance of pursuing your passion, sometimes despite the data
  • How an entrepreneur can (and should) make the most of their relationships
  • The power of taking time away from work to reset
  • Why risk-takers need non-risky colleagues to succeed
  • Ways women can empower each other professionally

 

Quotes in This Episode

“Being an entrepreneur is not just about the numbers. They play a big part, but you also have to have that love and passion that makes you run out the door and get to work every day and really dream your wildest dreams.” —Taryn Rose

 

“My philosophy is not about an age demographic, but about a psychographic… The common denominator is confidence. All these women are confident and you can be confident at any age.” —Taryn Rose

 

“The great thing about being a serial entrepreneur is that you get to reflect on what has happened in the past and use the functional things—as well as get to address the dysfunctional things—and make changes.” —Taryn Rose

 

“Get rid of judgment, judgment of yourself, judgment of others. It's a prison that we don't need to live in. It's a self imposed prison and you can be much freer and really connect to who you are if you are not bound by those judgments.” —Taryn Rose

 

Resources

Taryn Rose Footwear or online at Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Zappos, Dillard’s, and other retailers

Taryn Rose Footwear on Facebook and Instagram

Connect with Taryn on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

 

Direct download: TarynRoseonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 7:26pm EST

How do you consume video? Do you mostly watch network TV? Have you ditched the cable box in favor of digital-only companies like Netflix and Hulu? Or maybe you exclusively take in short-form clips online through social sites like YouTube, Facebook, or Snapchat. No matter how you watch video, you can bet it’s different from how you did it 10 years ago. The landscape is changing.

 

Joining me on the show today is Liza Glucoft. Liza is a senior digital content creator, showrunner, producer, and director with nearly 10 years experience. She has been at the forefront of a lot of different digital companies, from FX to Who, What, Where to PopSugar and Conde Nast. She’s now the Executive Producer of Programming at AwesomenessTV.

 

Listen as Liza shares her insights into the transformation of the video content landscape, how younger audiences consume content, and finally, how women can support one another and build each other up professionally.

 

In This Episode

  • How the video landscape has evolved in recent years
  • Gen Z’s content preferences
  • How female producers can lift up the generations coming after them
  • Ways to stay on top of your work when it has a hundred moving parts
  • Important characteristics for members of a high-functioning team

 

Quotes in This Episode

“Digital is in full force now so it's nice. It's nice to be in a place where people are recognizing now that this is the way people consume content.” —Liza Glucoft

 

“[Young audiences] are more concerned with feeling like a part of the experience and feeling like what they're watching is authentic and not staged and set up.” —Liza Glucoft

 

“Women are realizing they can be boss bitches or whatever it is, girl bosses, but there is this final top layer that's almost impossible to penetrate. And it's tough.” —Liza Glucoft

 

“That is so important to me, us all helping each other and helping younger women find their voice too. That's one of the most fulfilling parts of my job now is… there are some younger female producers I work with, and I feel like I get to help them find their voice in a way maybe a male producer couldn't do.” —Liza Glucoft

 

“People just get scared of failure. They get scared someone's going to get mad at them… I think changing the dialogue for people and making them feel more empowered [is important] because, honestly, men don't apologize all the time. They don't feel the need to be like, ‘Oh sorry. I messed up.’” —Liza Glucoft

 

Resources

AwesomenessTV

AwesomenessTV on YouTube

Liza Glucoft on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram

Direct download: LizaGlucoftonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 7:44pm EST

Who doesn’t wish they could give back more to their community? But getting started and making a habit of it can be really difficult. That’s why today we’re talking about women and philanthropy.

 

Wendy Steele is the founder of Generosity Matters. Through her own experiences with giving back to her community, she has come to understand the impact of generosity and has been encouraging philanthropy for most of her adult life. In 2001, she launched Impact 100, a foundation that brings transformational grants to the communities it serves across five broad focus areas: Culture, Education, Environment, Family, and Health & Wellness.

 

Hear the story of how Wendy is making it easier than ever for women to build up the communities around them, plus her advice for fellow entrepreneurs trying to do it all.

 

In This Episode

  • The personal story behind Impact 100
  • How “stop and think” gifts engage community members
  • Struggles all powerful women face
  • Tips and tools for managing stress
  • The key to making networking more enjoyable

 

Quotes in This Episode

“As women, we love to say that we give 110% to everything we do.” —Wendy Steele

 

“When you're happy and fully engaged in the work you do, you're happy and fully engaged when you're home, too… They feed each other.” —Wendy Steele

 

“If you are in the habit of continuously learning, you will continuously learn. If you're in the habit of being focused, and setting goals and attaining them, you just do it.” —Wendy Steele

 

“All of us, what I call high-capacity women, women who are out there running on all cylinders and trying to do what we do to make the world a better place, it can be hard for us, especially as leaders and solution providers, to ever raise our hand and even admit that we have stress, or that we need a break or we need to do something for ourselves.” —Wendy Steele

 

“You've got to have a place where you can be real, and sometimes real isn't pretty or perfect, or well put together. Sometimes real is bumpy and uncomfortable, but it's important.” —Wendy Steele

 

Resources

Generosity Matters

Impact 100 Council

Connect with Wendy on Twitter

 

Direct download: WendySteeleonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 9:34am EST

Let’s talk about leadership. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a manager of a single department, or even a solopreneur: you’re leading someone. Are you leading your company or your teams effectively? Are you taking a holistic strategy to operating your business efficiently?

 

After spending over 20 years working as an executive for HGTV, Traci Barrett was looking for a career change. She decided to merge all the skills she had spent two decades developing: leading, strategizing, managing, and mentoring. Together with her husband, she started an executive coaching and consulting firm called Navigate the Journey. Navigate the Journey helps individuals and organizations discover their motivations and strengths, build their leadership skills, strategize on cultivating business, and, ultimately, realize their full potential.

 

Tune in to this episode to hear what skills and traits all great leaders need to carry in their back pockets, advice for how women can become more confident leaders, and the importance of identifying and naming your management blind spots.

 

In This Episode

  • Why leaders can benefit from consultation and training
  • How to identify your blind spots
  • Skills that help you become a more balanced leader
  • Tips for women who want to become more confident in the boardroom
  • How to gain perspective in both your personal and professional life

 

Quotes in This Episode

“Everybody has a blind spot. If you don't think you have a blind spot, that's probably your blind spot. All of us have something to work on and to learn.” —Traci Barrett

 

“Sometimes people get nervous and think that, oh [empathy] means weakness. It doesn't mean weakness. It just means putting yourself in other people's shoes, understanding how they're feeling, and acknowledging that.” —Traci Barrett

 

“What I always encourage women to do is: Just don't try to be anything else but yourself. Don't try to be a man. Don't try to be what you think your boss should want you to be. Just show up, and participate by being thoughtful and smart.” —Traci Barrett

 

“Understand what your own personal purpose and mission are and what your vision is for your life and how you plan on getting there—before you start digging into your own company. You want to have that purpose across all domains of your life personally, professionally, and with your family.” —Traci Barrett

 

“Our opportunity to learn and grow is greater than it has ever been, and most of it's free. I think: Take advantage of that. If you're not creating time and space to learn as a leader, it's really a shame. We should be carving time out of our day to learn every day.” —Traci Barrett

 

Resources

Navigate the Journey

 

Direct download: TraciBarrettonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 1:30am EST

Today on Women Worldwide, I’d like to discuss the challenges that come from change. Change is a constant in the life of an entrepreneur, and with change comes ambiguity, surprises, personal fears—sometimes it can really feel as if you’ve been upended.

 

Our guest Kristina DiPalo is the founder and driving force behind DailyWorkLife. Having worked in corporate America for many years, first in financial services, then in pharmaceuticals and HR, Kristina finally launched her own consulting firm, Elysian Communications, in 2011. Her firm focuses on two main objectives: helping companies deal with big change and helping leaders become better reflections of their true selves through coaching.

 

Follow along as Kristina shares the personal truths all entrepreneurs must understand, why women leaders need built up in business more than ever, and how her own personal career has been one of happy accidents.

 

In This Episode

  • How gender differences affect politics, company cultures, and the way we communicate
  • The dangers of supporting a business-first or business-only culture
  • Why we need to empower more women leaders
  • The unique challenges of being a solopreneur
  • Questions all entrepreneurs must ask themselves about their business

 

Quotes in This Episode

“There are certain social and cultural stereotypes, archetypes, that we're all ingrained in and we all follow one way or the other. There's a way that women are judged in political environments, in business environments, in social environments, that is different than the way that men are judged.” —Kristina DiPalo

 

“There's an incredible amount of talent that's left out of the conversation. Less than 20% of all Fortune 500 CEOs are women... Yet women are, if you look at global statistics, slightly under 50% of the global population. Half the population is really not represented, so half the ideas, half the experience, half the ability is just being left off the table. That, to me, has very broad long-term implications.” —Kristina DiPalo

 

“People who are entrepreneurs, or solopreneurs (to use that catchphrase): We have to give ourselves the permission to invest, even if we don't see a direct one-to-one payoff.” —Kristina DiPalo

 

“With each experience that I have had, I've tried to go toward work that I am curious about, something where I know that I am going to be growing and learning.” —Kristina DiPalo

 

“There are going to be good periods. There'll be not-so-good periods. You have to be willing to step into space that is very new and very different. It may feel kind of uncomfortable and strange at first, but also quite wonderful.” —Kristina DiPalo

 

Resources

DailyWorkLife

Elysian Communications

Connect with Kristina on LinkedIn

Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works

Direct download: KristinaDipaloonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 4:54pm EST

As everyone knows, it can be incredibly difficult to find a primary care physician who has it all: someone with the time and resources to take their time to truly listen to your needs, someone who understands your ailments, with stellar bedside manner to boot.

 

Dr. Renee Dua is working to change that experience, both for doctors and their patients. Dr. Dua is board certified in nephrology and internal medicine, a busy working mother, and all while she's also running Heal, a new on-demand doctor house call app that's available across many cities in California and the Washington, D.C. area.

 

Tune in as Renee shares the experience that inspired the creation of Heal and how the return of the house call can improve the personalization of the healthcare industry.

 

In This Episode

  • How Heal is bringing back the art of the physician’s house call
  • The importance of preventative, comprehensive care
  • How house calls can improve the healthcare experience for doctors, too
  • Why all busy entrepreneurs need to find their village
  • The future of the health and technology landscape

 

Quotes in This Episode

“The idea is your doctor is here, which is wherever you are, and by that definition we can deliver access almost anywhere.” —Renee Dua

 

“We might go in to evaluate you for a cough or a cold, and walk out having said, ‘Well, you're due for your mammogram; you're due for your pap smear.’ Every visit should be that comprehensive. Every visit should be us actually preventing future problems because we are, again, putting your health first.” —Renee Dua

 

“When we thought about Heal, what we thought about was giving doctors what they needed to be their best—and a big part of that is respect and dignity and enjoying their work... Happy doctors mean happy patients.” —Renee Dua

 

“I hope [my children] know that I'm working on a big project that could conceivably be world-changing, and that gives me a lot of inspiration to do things. By the time my kids are my age, I wonder if we'll have hospital systems anymore. I wonder what the landscape will look like.” —Renee Dua

 

“We have an enormous amount of work to do. We are scratching the surface, we have to make it before we matter and I'm looking at mattering.” —Renee Dua

 

Resources

heal.com

Download the app in the App Store or on Google Play

Direct download: DrReneeDuaonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 9:13am EST

This episode is dedicated to all those women in the workforce who are trying to strike the perfect balance between their professional life and personal life, to those women who want to be empowered in their career and still carve out significant time for their partner and children. I’m one of them, and so is today’s guest.

 

Suzanne Brown is a strategic marketing and business consultant, speaker, and an expert on and an advocate for professional part-time working moms. She's also the author of a new book that's coming out in September, called Mompowerment: Insights from Successful Professional Part-time Working Moms Who Balance Career and Family.

 

In this episode of Women Worldwide, Suzanne encourages all the mothers in our audience to think differently about their career approach, plus explains how employers can (and why they should) support women who choose a part-time or flexible career path.

 

In This Episode

  • Research that supports part-time work schedules for moms
  • The mindset shift women need if they want a nontraditional schedule
  • Tips for becoming more efficient with your time at work
  • The importance of discussing work/life balance with the women around us
  • How to discuss the transition with your team at work

 

Quotes in This Episode

“[Early in my career], all the models that I had of working moms didn't really show me work-life balance... I really wanted to own my life again; I wanted my life back.” —Suzanne Brown

 

“Not all of us can spend 24/7, 52 weeks year with our significant others, so having that work to still keep you engaged can be very important—but it can actually keep you happier… In all of the many bits of research that I did, I found it really interesting that part time working moms are actually happier than full time working moms and stay-at-home moms.” —Suzanne Brown

 

“There is a kind of a mind shift that has to happen, because when you go to work part-time, it's generally not just cutting your hours. You have to think differently about working part-time. You have to think about your productivity a little bit differently.” —Suzanne Brown

 

“All of the generations are coming at it from a different approach but their end goal is the same. ‘I want more work-life balance. I want more control over my schedule. I want more time with my family." And that might not necessarily be with their kids. It might be with grandkids, or it might be with their aging parents. It looks different based on who you're talking to.” —Suzanne Brown

 

“In all the conversations that I had when I was in grad school or as a college age student, I didn't really hear about work-life balance… That just wasn't a constant conversation that I was having. But I think that if we can get that information out there, we can learn from each other.” —Suzanne Brown

 

Resources

Mompowerment

The Mompowerment Community on Facebook and Twitter

Writing from Laura Vanderkam

 

Direct download: SuzanneBrownonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 5:52pm EST

Did you ever feel like there’s something missing—even if you are happy and successful by most other people’s standards? Or you're feeling like you can’t quite be content with what you have, but you don’t know why?

 

Heather White, CEO of 2020 Communications, has experienced these feelings firsthand. She was prompted to leave the corporate world because of her own nagging unhappiness. Now, she’s a business advisor, a lifestyle designer and coach, as well as a speaker who helps professionals to find new dreams that increase their overall happiness and wellbeing in life.

 

In this episode of Women Worldwide, Heather explains how she went from scoffing at life coaches to becoming one herself and how she’s now empowering others to win the game professionally and personally through lifestyle design.

 

In This Episode

  • The highs and lows of working alone
  • How Heather’s TEDx experience differed from most speaking opportunities
  • The greatest challenge of building a business and generating clients
  • How to better understand resistance so you can dissolve it
  • The importance of taking care of both your body and your mind

 

Quotes in This Episode

“Our suffering is not punishment. It's guidance. It's a nudge from within.” —Heather White

 

“It is one of the most magical, miraculous things to sit in the presence of somebody who was attached to a certain thought pattern, belief system, way of operating and is willing to shift that. And then to watch them shift that internally and then to watch the changes that happen externally in their life is, I think, one of the most high definition reality TV experiences anybody can have.” —Heather White

 

“[Obstacles] make you stronger. They build your resilience, and they keep you on your toes.” —Heather White

 

“What I've come to realize is saying ‘no’ is one of the greatest gifts you can offer your human family. Because essentially what you're saying no to means you're saying yes to what does work for you. Which means you're keeping yourself healthy, happy, in the highest vibration possible energetically.” —Heather White

 

“I think the best thing we can do is turn inward more than we turn outward. We live in very ‘doing’ culture. It's a lot about acquisition of new ideas, new knowledge, read this book, listen to this podcast, study this, go to here, do that. And I think the greatest gift we have is the cultivation of our own self awareness.” —Heather White

 

Resources

heatherwhite.ca

Connect with Heather on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook

Direct download: HeatherWhiteonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 6:25am EST

Most business owners know the importance of curating, creating, and sharing standout content. And yet 70% of marketers lack a consistent or integrated content strategy.

 

Joe Pulizzi is the founder of Content Marketing Institute, a UBM company, the leading education and training organization for content marketing, which includes the largest in-person content marketing event in the world, Content Marketing World. Joe is the winner of the 2014 John Caldwell Lifetime Achievement Award from the Content Council. Plus he’s a speaker, podcaster, and the author of five books, including his latest, Killing Marketing coming out in September. If it wasn’t clear at this point: Joe is a serious content expert.

 

Follow along as Joe contemplates the wild ride of building a business, explains what’s wrong with marketing today, and offers his one-of-a-kind advice for revamping how you communicate with your customers.

 

In This Episode

  • A way to approach new business ideas that decrease your risk
  • Why it’s time to kill marketing as it stands today
  • How to create a direct line of communication with your customers
  • What makes podcasting a near-perfect medium
  • The importance of unplugging from technology

 

Quotes in This Episode

“[An entrepreneur] is a special type of person. You have to get used to ups and downs, more downs than ups. And you kind of struggle through it, you're patient, and hopefully everything'll work out and things take care of itself.” —Joe Pulizzi

 

“[Most businesses] consider [content] a business asset, but they're not focusing on the core of what that asset is. It's not the content, it's the audience. Your asset is building an audience.” —Joe Pulizzi

 

“People want to know why their marketing is less efficient, why CMOs keep getting turned over, why the marketing profession isn't as respected as, let's say, accounting or another field like that. It's because we can't get out of our own way right now.” —Joe Pulizzi

 

“Content marketing is not new, it's old. It's been around for hundreds of years.” —Joe Pulizzi

 

“I'm a better person—I'm a better man—without technology.” —Joe Pulizzi

 

Resources

Connect with Joe on Twitter

Find Joe’s books on joepulizzi.com

Content Marketing Institute

Content Marketing World

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill,

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey

The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone

Direct download: JoePulizzionWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 2:00am EST

With the rise of trends like the “gig economy,” more and more professionals are finding room to build side hustles and passion projects to go along with their more traditional 9-to-5 jobs. But when is the right time to transition that side gig into a full-time career? Today’s guest has some stellar advice about how to know if and when your passion project should become your job.

 

Meet Jessica Lawlor, CEO of Jessica Lawlor and Company. Jessica was working in the corporate PR world when she decided to trust her instincts and leave her job. She launched J.Lo and Co., her own communications agency that focuses on content management, development, public relations, social media strategy, and branding.

 

In this episode, Jessica shares her own journey to building her dream career and the day-to-day challenges of running a business, plus tips on how a focus on mindfulness made it all possible.

 

In This Episode

  • Why nurturing multiple passions is good for you (and your business)
  • Some of the major challenges of running a business
  • How tools like yoga and meditation can make you a more mindful entrepreneur
  • The importance of energy management in addition to time management
  • How Millennials business owners might differ from other entrepreneurs

 

Quotes in This Episode

“I think that having multiple passions makes you a better person, a better employee. I personally think it just makes you more well-rounded.” —Jessica Lawlor

 

“I truly have turned all of my passions into my career… Which sounds like a dream, right? It really does. But, it's something that I've struggled with because, now, I feel like I have no hobbies, and I have no passions. It's great to do all these things that I love on a day-to-day basis, but they still are work. And they're things that then you need to take a break from, from time to time.” —Jessica Lawlor

 

“It's okay to change and to pivot at any time… That's the beauty of doing this on your own. You don't have to ask permission to make a change.” —Jessica Lawlor

 

“What I want people to know about being a millennial business owner, and my fellow millennials, is that I think more than ever, we just know what we want, and we aren't afraid to go after it.” —Jessica Lawlor

 

“Start now. Start where you are. And if you have a passion or something you're excited about, do it now, and do it on the side of your job.” —Jessica Lawlor

 

Resources

Calm: Meditation to Relax, Focus, & Sleep Better

jessicalawlor.com

Connect with Jessica on Twitter

Direct download: JessicaLawloronWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 2:40pm EST

Just when you think you’re on top of the latest tech buzzwords — augmented reality, virtual reality, the Internet of Things — you find there’s more to learn. That’s why we invited today’s guest, Tiana Laurence, to the show to discuss her new book Blockchain for Dummies.

 

In addition to authoring the book, Tiana Laurence serves as the CMO and co-founder of Factom, a blockchain-as-a-service company. But what is blockchain technology? It’s a ledger or permanent, secure digital record that helps safeguard data used by government, commercial, and non-profit systems. Still confused? Don’t feel like a dummy. Tiana will explain.

 

Tune in as Tiana discusses all kinds of emerging technologies, the importance of secure data in the age of the internet, plus how women can be kinder to ourselves professionally.

 

In This Episode

  • What blockchain technology entails
  • Trends in the rapidly changing cryptocurrency marketplace
  • How to identify and protect your company from a cyber security attack
  • How a tech-minded person approaches time management
  • The ways women have to overcome imposter syndrome

 

Quotes in This Episode

“Blockchain technology is so wide. It's sort of like saying "internet," in that there's 100 different applications for it, and over time, these applications just keep on proliferating.” —Tiana Laurence

 

“I just love emerging technology. I've always been fascinated by all types of technology... that I think will change the world.” —Tiana Laurence

 

“I knew that if we could create a way of permanent data, that everyone could trust and go back and reference, that it would solve a lot of problems that the internet has.” —Tiana Laurence

 

“A friend once told me, ‘You can have everything, but you can't have everything at once.’” —Tiana Laurence

 

“As women, we often put ourselves last, and we put our goals last… If we want to do big things in our life, then we have to put those goals first, and let the unimportant things fall away.” —Tiana Laurence

Resources

Blockchain for Dummies

Factom.com

Tiana Laurence on LinkedIn and Twitter

Direct download: TianaLaurenceonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 8:40pm EST

As entrepreneurs, we go into business for a variety of reasons. Maybe we’ve always wanted to be our own boss, or we wake up in the middle of the night with an idea we can’t put down. But some entrepreneurs, like Jamie Morea, go into business because they have a truly transformative life experience they simply have to share with the world.

When Jamie Morea was on a plane midway between Guatemala and Thailand, she got very, very sick. Nausea, extreme fatigue, and a distended belly came over her like a wave—and it didn’t let up for six months. Doctors narrowed down that her problem was somehow digestive. Jamie started to do her own research and what she uncovered about how environmental factors, medical history, and diet impact gut health—and in turn how gut health affects our overall well-being—changed her life. Finally, a specialist in New York discovered the culprit of her illness: a rare parasite. But even so, what she learned about the bacteria in her digestive system set her on a path to change her life and the lives of those around her through her company and probiotic product Hyperbiotics.

This is one entrepreneurial journey you won’t want to miss. Come for the incredible story, and stay for Jamie’s advice about how to better care for your body and your business.

In This Episode

  • Why you need to be careful about the supplements you consume
  • How your gut health impacts your entire wellness journey
  • The challenges of running a business as it grows at rapid speed
  • Why you need to hire for company culture above all else
  • How failures and hard times can compel you to find your passion

Quotes in This Episode

“It’s very important to be a savvy consumer and know the company you’re dealing with.” —Jamie Morea

“What are you eating? What is your home environment like? What are your stress levels like? [Progressive doctors] are taking the whole picture into account because all of it affects your gut bacteria. And now we know that your gut bacteria is the root of all health.” —Jamie Morea

“The secret to our success has been finding the right people.” —Jamie Morea

“I have learned to focus on my strengths and to not try to do the things that don’t feel fun — to really kind of follow my zone of genius and find the other pieces of the puzzle that are other people’s genius.” —Jamie Morea

“We don’t have a lot of idleness today in our world… but sometimes the most beautiful things spring out of nothing.” —Jamie Morea

Resources

Hyperbiotics

Jamie Morea on Twitter

Hyperbiotics on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram

 

Direct download: JamieMoreaonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 7:50pm EST

In our ever-changing business landscape, professional development is going through its own kind of transformation. To keep up with rapid-fire changes brought on largely by digital evolution, companies across industries are coming up with new, innovative ways to help their employees develop fresh skills and competencies.

 

Today’s guest, Stephen Waddington, is a partner and the Chief Engagement Officer at Ketchum. He works with clients, he helps with business development and marketing, and he is responsible for driving the integration and innovation of digital and social capabilities throughout the Ketchum network across 90 offices. Ketchum encourages professional development through their own online platform.

 

In this episode, Stephen shares how and why the Ketchum model works and explains the necessity for continuous learning among professionals through both formal and informal online training.

 

In This Episode

  • The learning potential in modern social environments
  • Why email and static websites aren’t dying—but they should be
  • How professional development is becoming borderless
  • The challenges an organization faces with collaborative training
  • When learning about tech needs to start and why

 

Quotes in This Episode

“People are using platforms like Facebook day in and day out in their lives. They're using it across the web, but increasingly on mobile platform so, it isn't much of all lift then to introduce a technology like Workplace and say, ‘Okay, everything you can do on the public version of Facebook, you can now do privately in the work environment.’” —Stephen Waddington

 

“That’s the first thing you should do. Find [people you want to work with] on Twitter, and just listen to the conversations they’re having.” —Stephen Waddington

 

“[Teaching privacy and social media etiquette] has got to start the moment we give technology to children… Children need to be taught the basic good behaviors of communicating.” —Stephen Waddington

 

“If you want to be treated like a professional, you need to take continuous professional development seriously.” —Stephen Waddington

 

“You should find your own personal purpose and find work—do something that excites you—because you spend a lot of time at work. When you do that, you will do your absolute best.” —Stephen Waddington

 

Resources

Stephen’s blog

Contact Stephen

Connect with Stephen on Twitter

Direct download: StephenWaddingtononWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 6:32pm EST

Women make up almost half the workforce and receive more college and graduate degrees than men. Even so, on average women make less than men by at least 20 percent (more for minorities) in every single occupation where the data is available. No matter what industry you work in: It’s time to reinvent the company model.

Beth Monaghan, CEO of InkHouse, is a passionate advocate for gender equality both inside and outside of the office. She has served on a Women in the Workplace Taskforce and she’s currently the Vicechair of The Alliance for Business Leadership. Recently, Inkhouse worked on the nationwide Women’s March in January.

Tune into this episode to better understand what systemic changes need to take place at work if we truly want to see women hold equal footing to men on the job.

In This Episode

  • How workplace environments reward masculine behaviors
  • Simple ways businesses can reinvent how they approach the gender divide
  • The ways in which women can—and should—embrace who they are at work
  • How men can be better partners in helping women excel
  • Why it’s so important to develop the confidence to trust your gut

 

Quotes in This Episode

“When [women] show up, we get heard.” —Beth Monaghan

“The culture we’ve inherited privileges confidence over competence.” —Beth Monaghan

“I have seen far too many panels on diversity—whether it’s multicultural diversity or gender diversity—populated by 100% white men. How is that representative?” —Beth Monaghan

“When you help employees in their personal lives, they will be more likely to help you in your business life.” —Beth Monaghan

“Women have been playing by these biased rules for a long time…But we need to just own what we’re good at and stop apologizing for it.”—Beth Monaghan

Resources

The Miracle Morning

InkHouse

Contact Beth on Twitter and LinkedIn

Direct download: BethMonaghanonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 7:15pm EST

Are government contracts worth the effort they take to pursue? Or do the certification process and compliance requirements take too much work? Many small businesses, especially those owned by women, don’t know how to take advantage of the opportunity and lose out on the potential perks.

After working for years in the financial industry, Jean Kristensen joined her family’s security business. In an effort to really help them scale and grow, she started to pursue government contracts and explore different certification programs for working with the government. Through her experience, an idea was born: There was no company or program helping business owners leverage their certifications and understand the process to getting and ultimately managing government relationships. Now Jean runs a consulting firm, Jean Kristensen Associates, that helps women-owned businesses pursue and manage government contracts to boost sales and grow their businesses.

Follow along as Jean shares the ups and downs of entrepreneurship and how bidding for government contracts can grow your revenues in ways you haven’t expected before.

In This Episode

  • The characteristics of a true entrepreneur
  • How to figure out how your business fits into the government marketplace
  • Affordable business resources for female entrepreneurs
  • How government contracts can transform a business
  • Common mistakes new entrepreneurs make

Quotes in This Episode
“Entrepreneurship is not for everyone… Above and beyond having the vision for setting your own goals, you have to be extremely disciplined. Because the buck really does stop with you.” —Jean Kristensen

“Doing business with the government is like jumping into the ocean.” —Jean Kristensen

“The government has different goals they’re trying to obtain with women-owned businesses… and certification makes you visible [to them].” —Jean Kristensen

“One of the biggest mistakes that I made early on… is the belief that you know it all, even if you’ve done it already.” —Jean Kristensen

“You need to find ways to constantly reinvent yourself… It’s my responsibility to grow so the business can grow.” —Jean Kristensen

Resources
The Small Business Administration

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

jeankristensenassociates.com

Call Jean Kristensen Associates at 917-397-7242 for a free 30-minute consultation

Direct download: JeanKristensenonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 8:06pm EST

How focused are you on building your personal brand? Maybe it’s something that you strive to grow every day—maybe you think you don’t even have one. That’s where you’re wrong, says today’s guest. Leonard Kim, CEO of InfluenceTree, has built a business and career out of showing fellow professionals how to build their personal brand by boosting their influence online. And he’s certainly made it work for himself. He has 500,000 social media followers, he’s been read over 10 million times, and you can find profiles on him Fortune, Inc, Entrepreneur, Forbes, and a variety of other publications. But it wasn’t always this way. It was only a few short years ago that he found himself truly down on his luck. Follow along as Leonard shares his incredible journey, offers advice for building up your own brand, and shares the power of facing your fears to pursue your dreams.

In This Episode

  • How achieving the American Dream can be fraught with obstacles
  • Identifying (and adjusting) how the world sees you at work and online
  • Ways to repurpose and revamp content to spread your brand far and wide
  • The importance of finding a team of partners for your business
  • Why both good and bad feedback from your friends and colleagues is a gift

Quotes in This Episode

“I had to recognize what my fear was. And after I recognized it, I realized that I needed to face it, and do something about it.” —Leonard Kim “Every single person out there has a personal brand, whether they know it or not.” —Leonard Kim “I don’t think I know a single person out there who has all the skills possible to go out there and create a business by themselves… It’s impossible to have a one-person team.” —Leonard Kim “[My work] is actually improving the lives of others. I think that’s the greatest impact of all.” —Leonard Kim “If you’re scared of doing something, use that fear as an indicator that you’re onto something great.” —Leonard Kim

Resources

InfluenceTree LeonardKim.com

Direct download: LeonardKimonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 6:01pm EST

Do you feel beautiful? Inside and out? Wouldn’t it be awesome if you felt incredible all the time and had a foolproof diet, fitness, and beauty routine? That’s the goal of today’s guest.

When Jacqueline Schaffer’s mother was diagnosed with skin cancer, Jacqueline found herself feeling defeated. She was a physician, and yet she felt she couldn’t heal the most important woman in her life. Together, she and her mother began to explore medical alternatives from across the globe. What she learned by combining Eastern and Western medical philosophies has set her on a new career path. In addition to her work as a doctor, Jacqueline is now also a bestselling author and founder of Schique Skincare, a company that enhances the lives of women by helping them look and feel more beautiful throughout their lives.

Tune in as Jacqueline explains different beauty philosophies from around the world, the importance of focusing on a whole-body approach to beauty, and what other entrepreneurs can learn from her journey.

In This Episode

  • When people should start paying attention to their health and beauty regimen
  • The current trends in the beauty industry
  • When to use Eastern medicine and when to use Western medical principles
  • What entrepreneurs can learn from fellow ambitious professionals
  • Jacqueline’s advice for people seeking a lifestyle change

Quotes in This Episode

“Everything in life needs balance.” —Jacqueline Schaffer

“To have a healthy body, mind, and soul, your everyday life is very important. Your nutrition, your fitness, your sleep, the people you surround yourself with—yes, that is Eastern medicine. That’s every day. That’s a lifestyle.” —Jacqueline Schaffer

“You’re going to make mistakes. People are going to not believe in you, and tell you that you can’t do it…. You’ve just got to snap back and be resilient. And not let that bring you down.” —Jacqueline Schaffer

“I’ve been scared so many times and thinking, oh my goodness—but I’m not going to give up… It’s important to also know that it’s okay if you’re scared. It’s completely normal. Just don’t give up.” —Jacqueline Schaffer

“Try to get all the best resources and mentors... But also know that your journey to getting to that end goal is going to be so beautiful and so different from the mentor before you. And that’s what makes you special.” —Jacqueline Schaffer

Resources
Irresistible You: Smart Solutions for Clear, Radiant, Youthful Skin

jacquelineschaffer.com

Schique Skincare

 

Direct download: JacquelineSchafferonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 8:46pm EST

There’s no denying we’re living in a digital era (and have been for a decade or so). Tech rules everything—and I mean everything. It’s not just the obvious industries like SaaS or mobile. Tech has advanced how we approach everything from healthcare to travel to retail. And now, you can add education to the list. Teachers are using burgeoning technologies to provide more enriching learning experiences for their students.

 

Meet Nanda Krish, who can shed quite a bit of light on how educators are embracing digital platforms. He’s the Executive Chairman and CEO of Wisewire, an online marketplace focused on creating high-quality digital learning materials and assessments for teachers. Their goal? Enable professionals while fulfilling the educational needs of students on a global level.

 

Follow along as Nanda shares how Wisewire is helping teachers gain some of their time back so they can better personalize their lesson plans, impact students’ lives, and change the education landscape.

 

In This Episode

  • The fundamental misunderstanding about teachers’ time and resources
  • How tech is enhancing a more personalized approach to learning
  • The role of big data in school systems
  • The similarities between teachers and entrepreneurs
  • How to encourage young girls’ involvement in STEM

 

Quotes in This Episode

“The most valuable human resources are teachers.” —Nanda Krish

 

“The motivation of teachers and administrators and others to get equipped with the right amount of data has been eye-opening.” —Nanda Krish

 

“It goes without saying that teachers have a love of knowledge and are lifelong learners. It’s the same thing with an entrepreneur. You have to be in a constant mode of learning.” —Nanda Krish

 

“A lot of learning takes place outside of the classroom.” —Nanda Krish

 

“Having the right mentors over time is instrumental from a growth perspective… That ability to kind of validate the direction you’re taking, what you’re doing—I think that is something that pays huge dividends.” —Nanda Krish

 

Resources

Wisewire

Wisewire on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

 

Direct download: NandaKrishonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 9:35pm EST

I’m sure you can relate: Between family ties, work obligations, and my passions and hobbies, I often find myself wishing there were more hours in the day to tackle everything I want and need to get done. Especially if you own your own business, the portion of your life devoted to work obligations sometimes rules the roost, taking away precious amounts of time you could spend with family and friends.

 

Enter Jess Ostroff and her team of virtual assistants at Don’t Panic Management. Jess started working as a virtual assistant in 2009 (and eventually incorporating her business in 2011) because she wanted to help other people become more efficient. With that goal in mind, she has spent the better part of a decade guiding fellow entrepreneurs on the path to outsourcing all the day-to-day tasks that prevent them from focusing on their passions.

 

If you’ve been feeling overworked and overwhelmed, you won’t want to miss this episode. Tune in as Jess shares how finding the perfect virtual assistant you trust can help you scale your business for growth, be more intentional about your business, and get you back to doing the things you love most.

 

In This Episode

  • The signs an entrepreneur is ready to outsource some of their workload
  • How a virtual assistant can fit into your business model
  • Which tasks you can (and should) outsource
  • Why there is an assistant out there for every entrepreneur
  • The importance of listening to your instincts

 

Quotes in This Episode

“When you find someone that you really trust and that you can train and get really ‘on’ your team, there’s nothing better. Because you get so much of your time back and you get so much of your brain space back.” —Jess Ostroff

 

“A lot of people start their own businesses because.... [they] have a passion for something… And when your business becomes successful, all of a sudden you don’t even have time to work on that thing that you started your business for because all of the tasks of running that business get in your way.” —Jess Ostroff

 

“The cool thing is that there are so many different kinds of assistants out there now and so many different people who want to work virtually and have this lifestyle. So you can really find an assistant for anything that you want.” —Jess Ostroff

 

“Sometimes taking a risk is great, and it can work out really well for your business. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned… it’s listening to my gut and learning when to say yes, and more importantly when to say no.” —Jess Ostroff

 

“When you can slow down a little bit and be more intentional about your decision-making process and say, ‘Is this right for me,’ you’ll end up making better decisions for the long run.” —Jess Ostroff

 

Resources

Don’t Panic Mgmt

Email Jess

Connect with Jess on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

 

Direct download: JessOstroffonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 6:53pm EST

As the millennial generation becomes the driving segment of the modern workforce, industries like media and PR are adapting and evolving around them. Today’s guest understands that perhaps better than anyone.

 

Lindsey Green ended up in digital media purely by accident. When she first moved to New York, the world of blogging and digital content was in its infancy, and even though she was pursuing other fields, Lindsey found that she had quite a few friends dipping their toes in new media and tech startup industries. A long and winding road spent utilizing those relationships to bolster the fashion and PR industries led her to where she is today: the Vice President of Corporate Communications at Bustle, a new force in media produced for and by women.

 

Grab your headphones and tune in as Lindsey talks about new media and the millennial generation, what’s it’s like working for a young company that’s growing at lightning pace, and why curiosity online is good for everyone.

 

In This Episode

  • The content that’s resonating with millennials today
  • The perks of working with a passionate, nimble team
  • The importance of engaging younger generations through social
  • How a strong company culture can help a company scale for growth
  • Why women should surround themselves with a network of other smart women

 

Quotes in This Episode

“Millennials, in general, as a generation are really interested not just in what’s going on in the U.S. but what’s going on the in the world—and how they can help.” —Lindsey Green

 

“PR is hard. In PR, you don’t really ever get to have good days because as soon as some goodness happens, something else is going off the rails.” —Lindsey Green

 

“I don’t particularly want to be [less connected]... I would like to be more connected. I like knowing I can work from anywhere if I want.” —Lindsey Green

 

“Mentors are important, but I think also they can come in many different forms. You can have one for one time in your career, and another for another time in your career. It can kind of shapeshift in that way.” —Lindsey Green

 

“Sometimes rejection is the best thing that can happen to you. Sometimes challenges are great… always absorb the information and be flexible.” —Lindsey Green

 

Resources

Bustle

Romper

Elite Daily

Bustle Digital Group

Bustle on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Direct download: LindseyGreenonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 8:42am EST

As an entrepreneur, you have more power than you realize. And if you harness that power correctly, you can turn your life around.

After her first startup venture failed, Cam Kashani and her partner created Coloft, the first-ever coworking space in Los Angeles. During her four years there, Coloft had over 1400 alumni, including Uber LA, Instacart, and Tinder, leading her to earn the nickname The Godmother of Silicon Beach. But after a trying personal experience, Cam found herself looking at Coloft in the rearview mirror and facing an identity crisis that set her on the path to become who she is today: an expert speaker with the US State Department and now three-time founder. Through her company co-founded with Jasmine Hannaby, COACCEL: The Human Accelerator, she has worked with over 4,000 entrepreneurs and 700 startups, boosting female founders and their products to new levels of excellence.

Follow along as Cam shares her personal journey, talks through the importance of embracing your own power, and explains how women can create a more harmonious environment for us all.

In This Episode

  • How believing in the strength of your own potential can boost entrepreneurship
  • The power of choice and deciding what world to create for yourself
  • The trait every entrepreneur must share
  • How to prioritize your goals by making the most of productivity tools
  • Why it’s important to be kind and forgiving of yourself

Quotes in This Episode

“The only thing you can control is yourself. The power is within you. YOU are the ultimate product.” —Cam Kashani

“Your mind functions very much like a computer. Whatever programming you give it, is what it will in turn spit out. ” —Cam Kashani

“Nothing falls into place. As an entrepreneur, you are the creator. You are creating the vision and passion and purpose that you have—so it’s always a challenge.” —Cam Kashani

“Your passion is going to fuel you in those times when you have nothing left (because those times will come).” —Cam Kashani

“Give yourself permission to be human.” —Cam Kashani

Resources

COACCEL: The Human Accelerator

camkashani.com

Find Cam on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

Direct download: CamKashanionWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 6:07pm EST

As kids we probably all heard it at one time or another, and as adults we surely say it to our own children if we have them: “What do you want to be when you grow up? You can be anything you want!” Some little kids have pretty predictable dreams of being a doctor or a teacher, but some kids dream really, really big. They want to grow up to be explorers, superheroes—or even kangaroos and lions.

Fiona Smart, a classically trained singer and songwriter, is the author of the song and accompanying book, I Can Be a Superhero. Written about and for her first daughter, Fiona wanted to encourage kids to use their imaginations, dream as big as they possibly can for their futures, and foster a love of reading in families.

Follow along as Fiona shares how she transitioned from late-night jazz singer to children’s book author, the in’s and out’s of the publishing world, and what it’s like pursuing her passions from home as a mother of three.

In This Episode

  • Why creative pursuits require a strong support system
  • The rewards of having children as your number one audience
  • How to keep an eye on your personal passions
  • Fiona’s advice for aspiring entrepreneurs

Quotes in This Episode

“We read all the time… It’s really important I think.” —Fiona Smart

“I think we all wish there were more hours in the day to achieve the things we would love to.” —Fiona Smart

“If I feel like I need to re-energize and I’m feeling a bit lackluster, I find just a bit of yoga and pilates really help… If I’m feeling tired, the best thing I can do is exercise.” —Fiona Smart

“You have to focus on yourself as well and do things you love.” —Fiona Smart

“If you’ve got a passion, a dream, a vision, just go for it!” —Fiona Smart

Resources

Fiona Smart Books
”I Can Be a Superhero” Version One and Version Two
Fiona Smart on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Direct download: FionaSmartonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 7:08pm EST

Have you ever felt really run down to the point where you aren’t feeling like yourself? (In fact, you don’t even feel healthy.) Who do you turn to when you’re facing this level of burnout? Many professionals feel they have to face exhaustion alone—but that’s not the case.

Paula Davis-Laack is a former lawyer turned burnout expert. As CEO of The Stress and Resilience Institute, she coaches everyone from CEOs to drill sergeants on how to manage stress in high-profile jobs. You can also see her work and get her advice in The Huffington Post, Forbes, Psychology Today, and Fast Company.

Tune into this episode as Paula explains how she’s working to normalize the experience of burnout and help entrepreneurs, doctors, and other professionals across the country manage the stress of their lives a little better.

In This Episode

  • The three warning signs of burnout
  • Why a lot of people try to cover up their exhaustion or overwhelming feelings
  • The positive trade-off that comes from entrepreneurial stress
  • The formula for ending each day on a positive note
  • Simple strategies for decreasing stress and boosting feel-good vibes

Quotes in This Episode

“We should have some stress in our lives, both at work and at home. The trick is: are we managing it well?” —Paula Davis-Laack

“There’s a lot of stress that goes with owning your own business… When you’re the one responsible for making all the decisions, there is no day off. There’s no off button.” —Paula Davis-Laack

“Sometimes resilience is just muddling through. Sometimes it’s just putting one foot in front of the other and making it through the day—and that is a success.” —Paula Davis-Laack

“Trying to tap into [the things that give me energy] really helps to balance the tough days. And wine. I’m not going to lie, a glass of wine here or there helps a lot!” —Paula Davis-Laack

“Ask yourself: where do I have a measure of control, influence, or leverage in this situation? We spend so much time, energy, and emotion on trying to fix or change things that aren’t fixable or changeable.” —Paula Davis-Laack

Resources

Stress and Resilience
Strong: Stress Relief Strategies When You Have 10 Minutes or Less

Direct download: PaulaDavis-LaackonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 7:25pm EST

Is your current career what you’ve always wanted to do? Maybe you’re living the dream, doing the job you first picked out for yourself in kindergarten. Or, maybe it’s a career you fell in love with later in life. Or, it’s entirely possible you’d like to pursue something that your current career doesn’t provide: a better work/life balance or a sense of autonomy—or even the chance to be in charge of your own destiny.

After working as a CPA and later a CFO, today’s guest is a thriving entrepreneur who owns 1,300 franchises. Shirin Behzadi is the CEO of Home Franchise Concepts, and its three direct-to-consumer brands Budget Blinds, Tailored Living, and Concrete Craft. She made the switch after deciding she wanted to pursue a career that gave her more freedom.

Grab your headphones and follow along as Shirin shares how she created an environment that she knew she herself could thrive in, one for enterprising individuals looking for a better work/life balance, who want to be in charge of their own career, and ultimately, realize their full potential.

In This Episode

  • The formula for astronomical success in franchising
  • Why women and millennials are getting excited about franchising
  • How to identify when you’re ready to overcome your fears and launch a new career
  • The importance of maintaining the essence of family—at scale
  • When to trust your gut and when to seek the advice of others

Quotes in This Episode

“What is the best formula? How do we put systems and programs in place that would fit pretty much anybody who wants to own their own business? It took us a few years!” —Shirin Behzadi

“We provide the opportunity for an individual who wants to own his or her own destiny.” —Shirin Behzadi

“We all have something that’s unique about us… At the end of the day, in order to really bring out your brilliance, you have to give it a chance.” —Shirin Behzadi

“[I define success by asking] ‘Did I do the right thing? Did I do right by people? And, ‘Did I leave them in the best possible place to the best of my ability?’” —Shirin Behzadi

“Fear at some points in life may be useful (when a tiger is attacking you). But when it comes to taking charge of your life, you might want to consider that maybe fear is more uncomfortableness. It’s important to put it in context.” —Shirin Behzadi

Resources

Home Franchise Concepts

Budget Blinds

Tailored Living

Concrete Craft

Home Franchise Concepts on Facebook and LinkedIn

Direct download: ShirinBehzadionWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 6:22pm EST

The journey to entrepreneurship comes in all shapes and sizes. But you’ve probably never heard of a journey quite like this one.

Hannah Luu is a practicing oncologist who has specialized in breast cancers for the past 20 years. In addition to working with patients, she has also served as a clinical investigator for early clinical trials, making technological advancement a major part of her career as well. Over the years, Hannah noticed through her experiences that many patients don’t have access to the best hospitals or the best tech because of where they live. One day it dawned on her: “Why can’t we bring these technologies—bring this knowledge and information—to the patient at home?” With that idea in mind, she became CEO and cofounder of OncoGambit, the first online, personalized cancer treatment website.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear the entrepreneurship and leadership lessons Dr. Luu has learned from the launch of her business and all about how she is demystifying cancer treatment for people across the country.

In This Episode

  • Why tech created for doctors should be created by doctors
  • What the future of computer-aided medicine looks like
  • How to educate others about your passion
  • The surprising skill overlap between doctors and entrepreneurs
  • The two most important characteristics of great leaders

Quotes in This Episode
“Peace of mind. That’s what we’re trying to get to.” —Hannah Luu

“I hope that the new generation of doctors will be more technology-driven and will be leaders in building these applications for doctors.” —Hannah Luu

”[Being an entrepreneur] is not as clear cut as someone with a scientific background. I find that a little uncertain.” —Hannah Luu

”I see myself as an educator as well… I see myself as a pioneer in this field. It’s a lot of explanation, a lot of trying to get people to see what I see, but I find that very rewarding.” —Hannah Luu

”Being a leader, a good leader, is about the capability to listen.” —Hannah Luu


Resources
OncoGambit

Direct download: HannahLuuOnWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 7:37pm EST

What’s the appropriate age to start empowering women? Is it when they start their first “real” job? After they graduate high school or college, perhaps? The best time to inspire young women actually starts much earlier. As you’ll hear today, before we can lift up grown women, we must first learn to lift up little girls.

Ashley Wiles has devoted her entire career to empowering young women. As a health and wellness coach, Ashley realized women still face the same negative ideas and biases about our bodies that first begin during childhood. This led her to found Sole Girls, a business that helps young girls form strong, confident opinions about themselves by encouraging physical activity and open conversation.

Follow along as Ashley shares her journey to entrepreneurship, how to create a safe space for girls, and the power of asking yourself, “Are you tapping into your inner Sole Girl?”

In This Episode

  • How to create a safe space for young girls, plus why it’s necessary to do so
  • The issues young girls struggle with the most
  • How empowering kids ultimately empowers adults, too
  • The hurdles entrepreneurs face when they launch a business
  • The ways past jobs can prepare entrepreneurs for running their own business

Quotes in This Episode

“I really wish girls knew how awesome they were—and all the awesomeness they could be.” —Ashley Wiles

“Parents really have to be involved in what their daughter is thinking or what she’s interested in... but also be a little bit open-minded about what could possibly help her build a stronger foundation.” —Ashley Wiles

“Often the conversations we have with girls are so candid, they bring up our own issues.” —Ashley Wiles

That’s the journey of life, right? Finding your happy pace.” —Ashley Wiles

“Get back to what really makes you happy, and start there.” —Ashley Wiles

 

Resources

Sole Girls

Sole Girls on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Ashley Wiles on Instagram and Twitter

Direct download: AshleyWilesOnWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 11:48am EST

As a female entrepreneur, it can be easy to feel like you work around the clock with little to no support. It can be difficult to practice self-care, stay energized, and pursue your passions.

 

Perhaps no one understands this better than Shalini Vadhera: author, celebrity makeup artist, TV host, and global beauty expert. After a spiritual awakening, Shalini tied all her pursuits together with the launch of Power Beauty Living. Power Beauty Living is a platform that shares the knowledge of top female thought leaders and experts from around the world by providing women with a community of support, love, and empowerment. As Shalini puts it, “I really had to pay it forward in a much bigger way than lipstick and mascara.”

 

Listen in as Shalini explains her holistic approach to beauty, how to embrace the chaos of your professional and personal world, and transform your career to live a more fearless and beautiful life.

 

In This Episode

  • How to shift your energy to reshape the story of your life
  • The path to living a fearless life
  • The power of visualization in realizing your goals
  • The importance of breaking routine to practice self-care
  • Where—and how—to find your tribe

 

Quotes in This Episode

“I’m a firm believer that you have the ability to change your life by completely changing the story you tell yourself.” —Shalini Vadhera

 

“If it doesn’t share the shit out of you, you’re not growing.” —Shalini Vadhera

 

“Really learning to get in touch with yourself—and knowing how important you are first—is when you really start to make those shifts in your life where you start living fearlessly.” —Shalini Vadhera

 

“It doesn’t matter where you are, it’s just important to have a good support system.” —Shalini Vadhera

 

“Daydreaming is another form of goal-setting.” —Shalini Vadhera

 

Resources

Shalini’s World

Shalini Vadhera on YouTube and Instagram

Passport to Beauty (the brand)

Passport to Beauty: Secrets and Tips from Around the World for Becoming a Global Goddess

 

Direct download: ShaliniVadheraonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 9:29pm EST

Are you tired of launching businesses that never seem to take off? Or, maybe you have a great idea for a product, but you can’t seem to get off the couch and make it happen? If your work always seems to be missing that special ingredient that takes businesses to the next level of success, this episode is for you.

Jeffrey Hayzlett is a primetime TV & podcast host, keynote speaker, best-selling author, and the Chairman of C-Suite Network. He’s been cited in Forbes and provided commentary for Bloomberg, MSNBC, and Fox Business. You’ve maybe even seen him on The Apprentice, where he served as a guest judge for three seasons. In short, if it involves business, leadership, or entrepreneurship, you can bet Jeffrey Hayzlett knows about it.

Follow along as Jeffrey shares his rules for success and explains how changing your attitude can help you change your business—and your future.

In This Episode

  • Why business owners need to be ready to adapt to change
  • Jeffrey’s three rules for success and satisfaction
  • How to rethink failure and focus on your next big win
  • The importance of putting women at the forefront of your business
  • How to plot a course for your business to meet long term goals

Quotes in This Episode

“It’s a real important thing for leaders to know is how far we can push, and when we can push, and how we should be pushing. But the key thing is: Be pushing.” —Jeffrey Hayzlett

“You can’t be a maestro without playing a lot of bad notes.” —Jeffrey Hayzlett

“I don’t want to be the person sitting around, talking about the things they used to do. I want to talk about the things we’re going to do and then go do them. ” —Jeffrey Hayzlett

“Women make up more than half of this world so why wouldn’t we have equal opportunities for women?” —Jeffrey Hayzlett

Relationships are everything. Someone recently said at a seminar, ‘Well, it’s all about the relationships now.’ And I thought, well, when did it ever stop? —Jeffrey Hayzlett

Resources

hayzlett.com

C-Suite Network

C-Suite TV

Books by Jeffrey Hayzlett

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey



Direct download: JeffreyHayzlettonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 5:59pm EST

What does it mean to coach others? Are you better at giving advice or asking questions?

After more than 25 years in supervision, management, and leadership, Ken Jacobs founded Jacobs Communications Consulting in 2007. Through his business, he found that even though he was a strong consultant, he really had a passion for helping people through coaching—but he wanted to become even better at “helping unstick clients who are stuck.” He went to coaching school (yes, it exists!) and founded Jacobs Executive Coaching in 2014.

Tune in as Ken shares how he got started as an executive coach, how to know when you’re ready for a little help, and the common qualities he sees in the leaders who truly empower their teams.

In This Episode

  • The important differences between being a consultant and a coach
  • How to know when you’re ready to hire a coach—and when you’re not
  • The challenges and opportunities many executives face today
  • Must-have characteristics for today’s leaders and professional coaches

Quotes in This Episode

“When I coach, I don’t give advice. I don’t share my expertise... It’s really about believing in the client’s wisdom, it’s about empowering clients to get in touch with that wisdom… It’s much more about asking questions than giving answers.” —Ken Jacobs

“When you delay a decision, that’s a decision, too! And it’s probably not the right one for themselves or their organization. Making a decision, even the ‘wrong’ decision, is actually better than no decision.” —Ken Jacobs

“You have an opportunity to build trust in someone who works for you or a peer. You have an opportunity to build that relationship.” —Ken Jacobs

“People don’t follow leaders because they have the big, fancy title or the big, fancy office. They follow people they trust. They follow people who inspire them. They follow confidence and bravery.” —Ken Jacobs

“Your success is not about your success. Your success is about helping your team—empowering your team—to achieve their greatest success.” —Ken Jacobs

Resources

Jacobs Communications Consulting

Jacobs Executive Coaching

ken@jacobscomm.com

@KensViews on Twitter

Coming Soon: Jacobs Consulting and Executive Coaching

Direct download: KenJacobsonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 9:12pm EST

What would you do if you landed in prison for a crime you didn’t commit? Would you let it break you, or would you use your experience to change the lives of the men and women around you?

Jennifer Wilkov was an award-winning certified financial planner when she was pressured into pleading guilty to a crime she didn’t commit. Prosecutors took everything she had and sent her to Rikers Island—but her sentence wasn’t without its small silver lining. Since her release, Jennifer has gone on to become an author, speaker, and coach, making it her mission in life to help others make the most of their circumstances. As she explains it, “You have the right to remain fabulous.”

Tune in to find out how to be resilient, find your voice, and speak up about what you want in your short time on earth.

In This Episode

  • The incredible true story of Jennifer’s time in Rikers
  • Why you need to speak up for what you want in life
  • Three pieces of advice for people going through life-changing battles

Quotes in This Episode

“We are a community and society of human beings. The more you believe in yourself, the more you have faith in yourself, and the more that you are able to look out into the world and really see people for who they are… You have to understand that unless we all help one another, we’re not going to get very far.” —Jennifer Wilkov

“My personal ‘why’ in life is moving humankind forward.” —Jennifer Wilkov

“Most people don’t understand the magnitude of a project and what’s required before they jump into the deep end of the pool. They have to understand the ‘hot points’ as I call them—when do you have to be available and present—and make sure they calibrate the rest of their lives, including their personal lives, to make sure they can be present and available.” —Jennifer Wilkov

“Who are you working with? You need to understand that absolutely before you say ‘yes.’” —Jennifer Wilkov

“Time is such a small thing for human beings. Most people don’t understand that it’s going to fly in a minute. So, if you really want the life that you want, you have to go out and get it!” —Jennifer Wilkov

Resources

jenniferswilkov.com

Your Book Is Your Hook

The Speak Up Women Conference

It Could Happen to You

Boys Before Business

Find Jennifer on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Direct download: JenniferWilkovonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:28pm EST

Where do you draw the line between business and pleasure? It’s possible your job is more like your marriage than you think!

Malini Bhatia’s passion for supporting people through the journey of building and sustaining positive, healthy relationships, combined with her business acumen, led to the creation of her online platform marriage.com, the world’s largest resource and of experts that acts as your advisors by providing information & support for healthy, happy marriages.

Listen in as Malini explains the importance of having passion and commitment in both your personal and professional life, the pillars of a healthy business, and what it’s like to build a business based on creating something meaningful in people’s private lives.

In This Episode

  • The ways in which creating a community that serves as a safe space can replace social media
  • The biggest challenges of launching a new platform by taking an existing business and completing changing its purpose
  • How a solid business plan and a strong marriage are often similar
  • The best ways to manage your energy between work and your personal life

 

Quotes in This Episode

“I really wanted to do that one thing that helps people and adds meaningful value in their lives.” —Malini Bhatia

“What I really love about technology is… the fact that it really has the ability to change people’s lives—and that’s what we’re trying to do.” —Malini Bhatia

“Every business requires strong pillars to be successful, and in your personal life, too. In your marriage you require strong pillars to really survive the ups and downs.” —Malini Bhatia

“It’s really about being mindful… Am I approaching [a task] with the right mindset? Keep that your focus when you’re getting on to something.” —Malini Bhatia

“Fearlessness is like a muscle. You just have to start doing it! The more you practice it, the better you will get at it.” —Malini Bhatia

 

Resources

Marriage.com

About Malini Bhatia

Direct download: MaliniBhatiaonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 11:59am EST

Do you take pride of ownership in your company? Do you consider yourself a forward-thinking creator? If you’re an entrepreneur, I’m sure you’re nodding your head ‘yes,’ but even if you don’t own your own business, you can still be innovative and express the same satisfaction for your work as owners do.

Jane Boyce is the President of Tru Vue, a manufacturer of high-performance glazing products for the custom picture framing, museum, and engineered optics markets. Tru Vue is known for exemplifying growth and diversification in innovation within its industry. As President, Jane has used this reputation and company culture to lead her team in multiple state-of-the-art project launches.

Tune in today to find out how Jane has inspired her team to be more innovative and take a greater pride of ownership in their work, regardless of their role at the company.

In This Episode

  • The actions and behaviors that make a leader more responsive and appreciative
  • How focusing on the customer affects company culture
  • If trust should be given freely or earned in business
  • How to handle tough days with big challenges
  • The best way to prioritize your business and prioritize your life

Quotes in This Episode

“I think it’s really important to show that I’m in the boat with everybody, that we’re all in this together. People are watching everybody’s actions, and they’ll see if you’re true to what you’re saying.” —Jane Boyce

“Nobody is too good for anything. And I think that’s really important. It’s really demotivating when you think you’re a second-class citizen…. And so we try to show that everybody is willing to do everything.” —Jane Boyce

“As much as anything, people really want to do a good job. And I think they really appreciate when their jobs are being acknowledged.” —Jane Boyce

“Everybody has a bad day once in awhile, but I truly believe that if you drive into work, and two out of ten days, three out of ten days you’re dreading it… Find something else. There’s lots of great opportunities, and there’s something right for everybody.” —Jane Boyce

“If you take pride of ownership, there’s an emotional connection to [business decisions].” —Deirdre Breakenridge

Resources

Tru Vue

Tru Vue on LinkedIn

Direct download: JaneBoyceonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 4:41pm EST

How Genevieve Weeks Franchised Ballet, Creating a Business Opportunity for Women Across the U.S.

What do you do when your business is experiencing unprecedented and exponential growth? When your business is changing faster than you can follow, sometimes your best bet is to bring in some extra entrepreneurial help through franchising.

Like most little kids, Genevieve Weeks got her start dancing in her parents’ living room, putting on shows for her family. But unlike most little kids, her love of ballet went on to manifest itself in a lifelong business career. While dancing in San Francisco, Genevieve started teaching a local school’s preschool ballet program—and it was love at first twirl. After seeing how frequently the youngest dancers were kept on waiting lists to take classes, she realized there was a need in the community she could serve.

Genevieve went on to start her own dance education program specifically for toddlers and school-age children, Tutu School, which she later franchised. Hear all about how Genevieve made the jump from ballet dancer to business owner, plus everything she’s learned along the way, in this week’s episode of Women Worldwide.

In This Episode

  • How seeing an opening in your community can lead to an explosive business opportunity
  • The critical difference between licensing and franchising and its effect on a brand’s identity
  • What core values Genevieve has found most important for a franchise business model
  • How to embrace your “Step on the Stage” moment
  • Her number one piece of advice for new business owners

 

Quotes in This Episode

“I do see a lot of the time that people sort of maybe confuse [franchising] with licensing. They think they are just going to allow someone to use their name or their brand—with franchising you want to give someone a whole business in a box… It’s a lot more than people imagine.”

“We try not to micro-manage, but since we are a very detail-oriented business, we try to make sure we’re creating a culture where all of the owners are taking those details as seriously as we do."

“You think, ‘I can’t wait for expansion,’ and don’t really foresee that expansion comes with its own set of challenges. The trickiest part for us has been pacing the growth.”

“These classes, when they are done with the values we really hold dear, I think they can be incredibly body positive, and that’s certainly one of our main goals.”

Resources

Tutu School

Facebook

Instagram

Taste Buds Kitchen

Barre3

Direct download: GenevieveWeeksonWomenWorldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 7:08am EST

Cameron Brown on Women Worldwide

From a Farm in the Outback to a Business That Spans the Globe

Would you ever be willing to sell everything you own to go off on a world adventure in order to learn how to help people dream big, live fully, and utilize their unique talents? Founder of The Thriving Collective Cameron Brown did just that, and he has turned his dream and passion for helping others into a socially conscious company that has positively impacted millions of lives around the world.

 

Raised in outback Australia, Cameron first experienced technology as a true connector when he started taking singing lessons over the phone. This degree of open space at home gave him unique opportunities to grow and explore (and cause a little mischief). Listen in to find out how this lifelong curiosity led him to get rid of all his material possessions and launch a business that changed his life—and can change yours.

 

In This Episode

  • Hear the life-changing moment that set Cameron on a path of rediscovery in 2010
  • How technology can be used to empower others and enhance who we are
  • The importance of having a sense of curiosity and exposing yourself to new experiences and possibilities
  • Why you need to become your own best friend today
  • What happens when you stop living in excess and refocus your life and business with intention

 

Quotes in This Episode

“Technology, when used appropriately, allows us to create and experience a life we simply wouldn’t have been able to 10 years ago.”

 

“I’m a big believer of having a certainty of your outcome...but then a sense of absolute curiosity about how you might get there.”

 

“When you are on your own, and there’s no one else around, and you’re going through some real challenges, are you there to support yourself? Or are you there to pull yourself down?”

 

“When something happens, I’m curious enough to say, ‘Well, if that’s possible, I wonder what else is possible?’”

 

Resources

The Thriving Collective

Facebook

Instagram

@crbrown84 on Twitter

#DreamLiveGive on Twitter

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Shift (Movie)

I am (Documentary)

Direct download: Cameron20Brown20on20Women20Worldwide.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 6:59pm EST

Terry Hush on Women Worldwide

Terry Hush, CEO and co-founder of Roji Health Intelligence (formerly ICLOPS) joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Terry's many accomplishments in the public, non-profit, and private sectors include leading the transformation of Blue Cross Blue Shield regulations in Illinois, improving access to care as Director of the Illinois Medicaid program, and serving in executive leadership for both private payers and physician organizations.

On the show, Terry discusses her journey as a patient advocate and a problem solver. She’s known for her ability to be a change agent in organizations. According to Terry, “You create change quietly flying under the radar. No one likes changes and there’s always going to be resistance.” Her approach was to get everyone invested and to work with smaller groups piece by piece rather than working with a larger group all at once. "You have to be a great listener and never worry about the silence,” she said. Terry also discussed the lessons she learned earlier in her career, including, “It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice." Her advice to others who want to be an agent for change in their companies was to talk to people directly, always be present in your conversations, and be sure to keep your ego out of everything you do.

A little more about Terry Hush Terry Hush is a health care strategist and change expert with experience across the health care spectrum. She is an expert at creating a consensus for desired change through education and collaboration. Terry also helps organizations take actions that will direct their future through meaningful technology and programs.

You can connect with Terry on LinkedIn and Twitter @TerryHush

Direct download: WW_082.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 4:31pm EST

Cornell Thomas on Women Worldwide

Cornell Thomas, Master Motivator, Speaker and Author of the book, The Power of Positivity: Controlling Where The Ball Bounces joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. In addition to being a speaker, coach. and author, Cornell is a father, husband, son, motivator, world changer, free thinker, doer, "giver," and an active dreamer. His mission in life is to serve others and make this world a better place. He does this through every speech, book, interaction, quote, or consultation that he gives.

On the show, Cornell shares his journey from professional athlete to Master Motivator, author, and speaker. After an injury that prevented him from playing pro basketball, instead of saying, “Why me?” Cornell quickly challenged himself to “What now?” He discussed how the power of his own positivity and the wise words of his loving mom propelled him forward and to help others. Today, he’s gathering great thinkers and thought leaders for a Positivity Summit in 2017, which not only shares a day of inspiration but also a day of giving back. Cornell believes you have to go through pain to find your purpose. For him, a purpose is not an occupation. To find yours, you must open your eyes and have the right mindset because it’s all around you.

A little more about Cornell Thomas: Cornell started his mission four years ago when he knew he wanted to make the world a better place. He was tired of seeing all of the negativity that was being force fed through TV and social media. He took action by starting a movement called "The Power of Positivity" knowing we can all come together as one.

You can connect with Cornell on LinkedIn and Twitter @CornellThomas

Direct download: WW_081.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 5:37pm EST

Jenny Ta on Women Worldwide

Jenny Ta, CEO of Sqeeqee and co-founder of VCNetwork.co, joins host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Jenny began her career with strong roots in the financial world and working on Wall Street. Jenny is known as a serial entrepreneur. She has built, launched and sold two of her companies. More recently in 2016, together with her partner, Shinta W. Dhanuwardoyo (Founder/CEO of Bubu.com), VCNetwork.co was launched to help forward-thinking VC firms and individual VCs find the startups that have what it takes to succeed. Today, Jenny mentors start-ups and focuses on shaking up the current VC models making VC funding more entrepreneurial friendly.

On the show, Jenny shared how the funding for women entrepreneurs is slow progress. She and her partner Shinta work to create a bridge for entrepreneurs who hit one wall after another as they seek funding. They act as the role of connectors to make the introductions to high worth investors so there is an opportunity on both sides. Jenny discussed her thoughts on women in leadership pointing out that leaders don’t ever quit. Her advice to anyone who has experienced bullying and harassment was to “never swallow the words.” Her message was to underscore how words can be damaging and you need to keep them on the outside. At the same time, Jenny stressed how bullying doesn’t look at race or gender and it’s especially easy to bully when you can hide your identity online.

A little more about Jenny Ta … Jenny is a seasoned entrepreneur with two successful ventures to her credit. She was the Founder and CEO of Titan Securities, a full-service investment firm that was acquired in 2005. Prior to founding Titan Securities she was the driving force behind Vantage Investments, a full-service broker-dealer start-up she founded in 1998-99 at the age of 27 and grew to a quarter of a billion dollars in assets.

You can connect with Jenny on LinkedIn and Twitter @JennyQTa9

Direct download: WW_080.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 10:16am EST

Dr. Marika Lindholm on Women Worldwide

Dr. Marika Lindholm, Founder and CEO of ESME (Empowering Solo Moms Everywhere), joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. When Marika realized the steady rise in solo parenting, the changing climate to American families, and through her personal experience with single motherhood, she became impassioned with helping other women facing the same challenges that she did.

On the show, Marika shares her inspiration behind the launch of ESME and why she wants to honor moms everywhere. Her platform provides solo moms with a safe space to share their challenges and struggles including some tough subjects such as domestic violence, addiction and cyberbullying. “ESME is a platform that allows your vulnerability to come through,” explained Marika. She also shares her own challenges as she moved from academia to becoming an entrepreneur and launching her online community.

“The learning curve was tremendous having to learn about building content, social media, marketing and team building.” At the same time, as a business owner with a platform that was active 24/7, Marika was there to help people at all hours. Her advice to other business owners, “Don’t be deterred by unsolicited advice and just ride through the tough patches."

A little more about Dr. Marika Lindholm By launching ESME, Marika has created an online community that's a safe haven for solo moms, an endless library of resources, a networking tool, a writing/blogging platform, and private escape all at once. A trained sociologist and former professor, she taught classes focused on issues of inequality, diversity, and gender at Northwestern University. Marika brings that passion, focus, and analytical approach to refining the ESME.com platform and growing the ESME Sisters community.

You can connect with Dr. Lindholm on LinkedIn and Twitter @marika_lindholm

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Category:Business -- posted at: 6:58pm EST

Lauren Leader-Chivee on Women Worldwide

Lauren Leader-Chivee, co-founder, and CEO of All In Together (AIT) and the author of Crossing the Thinnest Line: How Embracing Diversity-from the Office to the Oscars-Make America Stronger  joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Lauren has dedicated her career to closing the most critical personal, professional and political gender gaps for women. In addition to her role at AIT, Lauren is an Executive Advisor to Deloitte working with a range of global companies on their most pressing diversity issues.

On the show, Lauren discussed how the thinnest of lines separate groups. Establishing an emotional connection, through a shared experience, makes you less of an outsider and helps you to understand different cultures. The shared experience also leads to relationships and trust. She gave examples of soldiers in the military and prison populations. Lauren offered insights on Millennials as a generation, who are much more accepting and inclusive. You can see the trend of Millennials moving to urban areas. However, Lauren stressed that these attitudes and gains are not guaranteed moving forward. Although Gen Y has benefited from the opening of the world through the Internet, if schools become more segregated and the Internet is more of an echo chamber with siloed and like-minded thinking, then the next generation will be less inclusive.

Laura also shared how she was able to constantly move out of her comfort zone. She has used her network and different relationships, knowing when to ask for help. She is committed to moving forward and knows that there will be ambiguity. Lauren also stated that you have to think beyond networking and really share more of yourself to build a relationship.

A little more about Lauren Leader-Chivee ...Lauren was recently named by Fortune as one of the 50 Most Influential Women on Twitter.  She writes extensively for the Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review, and  Inc magazine.  Formerly the President of the global think tank Center for Talent Innovation and Founding Partner at Hewlett Chivée Partners LLC, she has tirelessly advocated for women’s leadership as a driver of economic growth and opportunity.

You can connect with Lauren on LinkedIn and Twitter @laurenchivee

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Category:Business -- posted at: 4:14pm EST

Judy Williams on Women Worldwide

Judy Williams, the founder of iHalt, joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Judy’s non-profit organization promotes understanding, accountability, and mutual respect between at-risk youth and EMTs, police, and firefighters. After spending 18 years in education, Judy launched iHalt as a movement to raise awareness about safety and to foster mutual respect and harmony between first responders and the general community.

On the show, Judy discusses her work with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Her programs teach consideration and mutual respect through activities that build trust. When children have a relationship with police officers they are more likely to respect and cooperate under different situations outside of the iHalt program. At the same time, the more police officers and other first responders interact, they, too, have a much better understanding of the people living in their communities. Parents are also involved in the program so the iHalt learning and relationship building continues into the home. Judy also shares how she approaches big challenges. “If it’s worth it, stay the course. Don’t believe anyone’s negative self-talk. You must believe your own truth, which is right for you.”

A little more about Judy Williams  Judy founded iHalt in 2015, in the wake of events in Ferguson, Baltimore, and Cleveland. Judy realized, now, more than ever is the time to educate future generations of children about the cooperating with law enforcement, understanding and respecting cultural and racial differences, and maintaining good citizenship.

You can connect with iHalt on Twitter @ihalt_us1 and Facebook

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Category:Business -- posted at: 9:55am EST

Meagan Hooper on Women Worldwide

Meagan Hooper, entrepreneur and founder of bSmartguide.com, joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Megan’s  platform, bSmartguide.com, is an online portal where women can learn, connect and promote their brands in order to achieve success and obtain their goals. Previously, Meagan spent a decade-long career on Wall Street, working her way up from Administrative Assistant for the founder of a premier hedge fund, to the firm's Chief Operating Officer. Self-taught in the world of finance, Meagan's expertise was quickly recognized, as she became Director of Operations for a global wealth management firm, overseeing $4 billion in assets across multiple asset classes.

On the show, Meagan shares her passion for Millennials; how they're breaking down barriers and going past the stereotypes in their communities. With a focus on technological resources and collaboration, you can make this happen. At the same time, she says you're able to create a culture of listening and being who you're meant to be. On tackling challenges, Meagan explains, “Challenges are a part of it and it’s the way you work through and meet them head on.” She is a believer of getting out of your comfort zone. Meagan deals with challenges by nourishing her inner self. You have to trust that you will make the right decisions even when many around you are saying otherwise.

Meagan also offers her tips to entrepreneurs who have a dream but don’t know where to start. “It comes down to belief and how you perceive yourself. You have to get very clear about what you want to do and spend time on your vision board.”

A little more about Meagan Hooper  While building on her business savvy and entrepreneurial spirit, Meagan continues her pursuit of the arts, from performing stand-up comedy to appearing in film, television, and theater. A graduate of Wake Forest University, she lives in Manhattan with her husband, Joe, and pug, Stella.

You can connect with Meagan on LinkedIn and Twitter @MeaganHooper

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Category:Business -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

Fabian Geyrhalter on Women Worldwide

Fabian Geyrhalter, the founder of FINIEN, an LA-based brand consultancy, joins host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Fabian is the author of the book How to Launch a Brand: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Crafting a Brand - From Positioning to Naming and Brand Identity. He is also published internationally by the Washington Post, Graphis, Communications Arts and the Huffington Post.

On the show, Fabian takes a deep dive into the meaning of a brand and what it takes to prepare for a brand launch. He shares what entrepreneurs get wrong 99% of the time when it comes to branding. As a result, he offers a step-by-step guide for those entrepreneurs who are bootstrapping but know brand development really matters far beyond a product or service they offer. In addition to discussing company branding, Fabian also shares his thoughts on personal branding, how technology affects a brand and why you should align with the right people.

A little more about Fabian Geyrhalter … Fabian is an active jury member of the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts. As the winner of 23 American Graphic Design awards, he is frequently invited to judge international design competitions. Fabian has served as an adjunct professor at USC and Art Center College of Design and he's currently an Advisory Board Member of the Santa Monica College.

You can connect with Fabian on LinkedIn and Twitter @FINIENinsights

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Category:Business -- posted at: 6:43pm EST

Heather Whaling on Women Worldwide

Heather Whaling, CEO and founder of Geben Communication, joins host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Heather started her digital and social media PR agency in 2009, out of her dining room and at the heart of a recession. She’s grown her company through culture building and policy-making that helps all of her employees to thrive. Geben is an award-winning agency and Heather just recently received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the Ohio Valley Region (OH, KY, IN).

On the show, Heather discusses what culture looks like at her company. They’ve created some interesting "House Rules" which include Embrace the Crazy and Design Your Day. When it comes to Embracing the Crazy, Heather’s team is cool and calm whether they’re dealing with a crisis event or a client's product launch. The Design Your Day program helps employees to work when and where they are the most comfortable. It’s also a great way to have employee select the times of day that they are the most productive. Heather also shares her thoughts on productivity and prioritization. She offers tips including calendar blocking and understanding how to maximize your energy in order to stay laser focused.

A little more about Heather WhalingIn addition to delivering exceptional results for client partners, Heather prides herself on utilizing Geben as a platform for doing good. Driven by a “Give More, Grow More” philosophy, Heather fosters a company culture that empowers every member of the team to use their time, talent and expertise to make a positive impact in the world. Heather’s belief in doing well by good extends to both Geben’s client work and internal perks. (A fact that recently scored them the title of one of Columbus Business First’s Best Places to Work.)

You can connect with Heather on LinkedIn and Twitter @prtini

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Category:Business -- posted at: 10:48pm EST

Neen James on Women Worldwide

Keynote Speaker and Leadership Coach Neen James joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Neen's corporate background is in learning and development, and managing large teams throughout several industries. As a motivational keynote speaker, she focuses on productivity and helps leaders get more done, so they can create more significant moments in life. Neen has been referred to as a "force of nature" with "boundless energy."

On the show, Neen dives into the characteristics of a good speaker. If you’re really interested in speaking, then you have to be authentic, reliable and approachable. She also stresses that you must put aside your ego and make sure you have a quality message. Many people call themselves speakers and just regurgitate someone else’s material. Neen also shares what productivity means to her. She says, "Productivity is having time to do what really matters in your life." Productivity takes true focus and requires a deadline-oriented approach. Neen works 15-minute blocks of time. "You can get a lot done in 15 minutes," she says. Her advice to entrepreneurs is to hustle and to make sure you pay attention to what your clients are telling you.

A little more about Neen James Neen has a down-to-earth style and contagious enthusiasm that her audiences find engaging. She shares practical strategies that they can apply at work and home. Neen is also is a Certified Speaking Professional, a recognition earned by less than 10% of speakers worldwide. In addition to her busy speaking schedule, Neen provides one-on-one leadership coaching and mentoring on a variety of business topics.

You can learn more about Neen on her website and connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter @NeenJames

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Category:Business -- posted at: 9:03am EST

Brianna Averhart, a fashion design major at Moore College of Art & Design, joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge for a Women Worldwide in-person podcast interview on the Moore College Campus in Philadelphia. Brianna is a sophomore at Moore. She's also a Resident Advisor (RA) and recognized as one of the scholars of the college's Visionary Award Honors Program. The episode with Brianna is part of a three-part series sponsored by Moore featuring alumni, faculty, and students.

On the show, Brianna shared when she first discovered her passion for fashion design, which began with her love of sewing. She joined the Moore community which has helped her to cultivate her leadership skills. As an RA, planning programs and assisting her student residents, Brianna offered her perspective on leadership and inspiring others. During the episode, Brianna fields questions from friends and peers on how she handles the criticism that comes with the world of an artist as well as how she overcomes her inner fears and challenges.

A little more about Brianna Averhart Brianna was always interested in Moore College hearing about their internships, scholarships and participating in their programs even before she became a full-time student. She was also drawn to Moore because 94% of their graduates receive jobs. As a fashion design major, Brianna’s goal is to help people feel more comfortable in their own skin by creating clothing that’s made for everyone.

A little about our sponsor, Moore College of Art & Design: Moore College of Art & Design educates students for careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's visual arts college for undergraduates. The College's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district, surrounded by world-class museums. The College offers ten Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women and four coeducational graduate programs. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, Continuing Education Certificate programs for professional adults, the acclaimed Young Artists Workshop, The Art Shop and Sculpture Park.  For more information about Moore, visit www.moore.edu.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 10:03pm EST

Marcello Pedalino, Executive Director of MMP Entertainment and author of the motivational book, Celebrate Life:  A New Book on How to Live it Up, Discover Fulfillment, and Experience the Joy You Deserve, joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. A three-time national DJ Entertainer of the Year, Marcello and his company have helped clients have the time of their lives at their Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, and countless other milestone occasions.

On the show, Marcello discusses the inspiration behind his book, Celebrate Life which is taking care of yourself, being surrounded by the right people and seeing the bigger picture and all of the incredible possibilities. Marcello outlines the difference between the Very Inspiring People (VIPs) in his life and how you need to avoid the Very Draining People (VDPs). He also shares candid advice on how to get “unstuck" in your life especially when you’re going through the “darkest hours.” There may be times when you're lied to or betrayed, personally and/or professionally.  His five tips to move forward include (1) exercise, (2) talk it out with your VIPs, (3) get organized, (4) learn portion control, and (5) find a new project.

A little more about Marcello Pedalino ...Marcello has achieved personal and professional success as a celebrity in the exclusive private events and entertainment industry. In addition, he is a well-respected lifestyle consultant who outlines his personal formula for achieving fulfillment and designing a life you've been longing for in his book, Celebrate Life. Far from your standard cookie-cutter self-help guide, Marcello's book gives you an up-close-and-personal glimpse into his own rocky yet rewarding journey---complete with twists and turns, mistakes and milestones, and the lessons that matter most in the end.

You can connect with Marcello on LinkedIn and on Twitter @MmpMarcello

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Category:Business -- posted at: 4:55pm EST

Lynn Palewicz, Assistant Professor of Art and Foundation Chair at Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on the Women Worldwide show. As Foundation Chair, Lynn develops, implements and assesses the Foundation curriculum for all first-year students at Moore. As an artist, Lynn combines photography, sculpture, and drawing to explore different approaches to self-portraiture: the self as subject, the self as material, and the self as creative impulse.

On the show, Lynn discussed women in the arts. She shared how her work at Moore helps students to transition from freshman orientation to community leadership. Students are encouraged to interact with their professors and peers through open dialogue while building their skills and confidence, diving into research to expand their creativity. Lynn stresses the importance of learning self-identity and a sense of consciousness. Students also learn creative problem solving so they can graduate and tackle the challenges that face artists today. Lynn shared her biggest challenge which was to figure out her best contribution as an artist. She said, "With so many possibilities to pursue, you can look at art and design in so many ways." Like any career, you have to find your true passion and then pursue your dreams.

A little more about Lynn Palewicz … Lynn has an MFA from the Yale School of Art, and a MAT and BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. A couple of her recent exhibitions include "Alternative States," which is a group exhibition curated by John Capperton at the Galleries at Moore in Philadelphia and the 2015 Wind Challenge Exhibition Series, which is a three-person show at Fleisher Art Memorial in Philadelphia, PA.

A little about our sponsor, Moore College of Art & Design: Moore College of Art & Design educates students for careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's visual arts college for undergraduates. The College's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district, surrounded by world-class museums. The College offers ten Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women and four coeducational graduate programs. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, Continuing Education Certificate programs for professional adults, the acclaimed Young Artists Workshop, The Art Shop and Sculpture Park.  For more information about Moore, visit www.moore.edu.

You can connect with Lynn on LinkedIn

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Category:Business -- posted at: 4:05pm EST

Megan Harris, Managing Partner, at SYZYGY, North America, joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Megan is a digital native, global business citizen, and travel brand digital expert, who brings a unique perspective to her role as a Managing Partner. At SYZYGY, she manages operations and business growth for the digital agency, which offers creative, technology, and media services to major brands including Avis Budget Group.

On the show, Megan discussed her journey in global digital marketing. As a Millennial leader, she shared her insights on what it takes to lead: vision, empathy, and delegation. Megan's philosophy: You always have to "be brave, be bold and be yourself,” showing your authenticity at all times. She shared personal stories including a period in her life when she felt “stuck" and what her prescription was to move forward and to achieve her goals. Megan was candid about how you can find your voice and how you must "say what you mean" in business. She also believes in the power of  planning, and as the plan changes, always trust your intuition.

A little more about Megan Harris … Prior to joining SYZYGY, Megan was the business director and a member of the senior leadership team of Razorfish’s London office, running the full-service media offerings in EMEA. Clients included Starwood Resorts, Holland America Lines, Tourism of New Zealand, Ralph Lauren, and Mondelez. She spoke frequently at digital marketing and advertising symposia across Europe.

You can connect with Megan on LinkedIn, and Twitter @SYZYGY_NY

 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 5:58pm EST

Kia Weatherspoon, founder of Determined by Design, joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Kia was a dancer turned soldier who then fell in love with interior design. Kia has ten years of diverse experience in hospitality design and management, high-end residential and multi-family design with a splash of architectural sales. Kia founded her company, Determined by Design in 2012 to begin creating spaces that eclipse current design trends.

On the show, Kia discussed personal stories including when she first discovered the meaning of space. When living in the Middle East (just after 911) with 14 other women soldiers, she needed a reprieve to let out a flood of emotions. She took her issued troop sheets that were meant for her cot and hung them around her with string to create three sheet walls instead. Kia left active duty and has been creating spaces ever since.

Kia also shared fond memories of her education at Moore College of Art and Design and how she was surrounded by women leaders and “the most visually talented women.” It was at Moore that she first recognized her true talent for design. Kia also mentioned her work (and favorite project) with Room to Rebloom, which is a non-profit that creates healing home environments for survivors of domestic violence. Kia worked with the organization to take women and children through the design process creating interior spaces that can really impact a person's life.

A little more about Kia Weatherspoon Kia believes in service-based leadership, demonstrated through active involvement with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Her company, Determined by Design, uses a unique process that engages future patrons and neighbors in the design process through social media and technology.

A little about our sponsor, Moore College of Art and Design... Moore College of Art & Design educates students for careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's visual arts college for undergraduates. The College's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district, surrounded by world-class museums. The College offers ten Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women and four coeducational graduate programs. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, Continuing Education Certificate programs for professional adults, the acclaimed Young Artists Workshop, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park.  For more information about Moore, visit www.moore.edu

You can connect with Kia on LinkedIn and Twitter @KiaWeatherspoon.  You can connect with Moore College of Art & Design on Twitter @MooreCollegeArt

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Category:Business -- posted at: 7:03pm EST

Peter Shankman, author, corporate keynote speaker and founder of Shankminds, joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Peter is recognized as the perfect example of what happens when you merge the power of pure creativity with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), then add in a dose of adventure, and make it work to your advantage. Peter is regarded as a "worldwide connector” and also known for his radical new ways of thinking about ADHD.

On the show, Peter shares his journey, which he describes as “always a fast state of motion" and some of the difficulties he had when he was growing up. Fast forward to today and he is helping people with ADHD to recognize it's a gift and not a curse. Peter shares recent initiatives including the launch of his podcast, Faster Than Normal (FTN), and his new book which will be published in 2017. Peter offers advice on how to stay focused, make the right choices and why you need to spread your energy in all of the right places. For Peter, every day is busy, but the time you carve out for your activities shows their importance. He also shares his thoughts on relationships and what it means to be a true friend.

A little more about Peter Shankman … Peter is best known for founding Help A Reporter Out, (HARO) in 2008, which in under a year became the number one website for thousands of journalists on deadline to connect with experts and sources for their stories around the globe. In June of 2010, less than three years after Peter started HARO, it was acquired by Vocus, Inc.

You can connect with Peter on LinkedIn, Twitter @PeterShankman and Facebook

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Category:Business -- posted at: 10:12pm EST

Winnie Sun, founding partner and managing director of Sun Group Wealth Partners, joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. With more than 16 years of experience in the financial services industry, Winnie has been selected as Investment News' Twenty Women to Watch. She is frequently featured as a “top advisor” speaker at national events, is a contributor to Forbes, Fox Business, CNBC broadcast, and CBS News. She is also considered the most social advisor on social media.

On the show, Winnie shares her best practices on Twitter and how she builds business relationships through her participation. She got started on Twitter knowing that “like attracts like.” Her advice to professionals is "you have to start out identifying 10 of your closest friends." You also have to be present, share methodically and strategically. But, most of all, you have to be human and treat others the way you want to be treated. If you can text then you can tweet.  Winnie also discusses how tweet chats are a great way to meet people, grow your community and to learn. Some of her favorite social media tools include the Buffer app, Jukebox..com for evergreen content and Twitter lists.

A little more about Winnie Sun … Winnie has a weekly tweet chat (#WinnieSun) and she is also a podcaster. On her show, Renegade Millionaire Show Winne interviews entrepreneurs, high profile CEOs, and the nation's top trailblazers in business and entertainment.  As an independent advisor, Winnie is called upon to educate large corporate and nonprofit groups on planning strategies. She has been honored with invitations to the Barron’s Winner’s Circle for Top Women Financial Advisors beginning in 2006 to the present and has been coined "The Wealth Whisperer" by OC Metro Magazine's 40 under 40.

You can connect with Winnie on LinkedIn and Twitter @SunGroupWP

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Category:Business -- posted at: 10:02pm EST

Caren Merrick, the founder and CEO of Pocket Mentor joins host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Caren was a partner at Bibury Partners, an angel investment and advisory firm. Earlier in her career she was co-founder and EVP of webMethods, leading the company to the most successful software IPO in 2000. Caren grew the company to 1,100 employees and $200m in revenue, which eventually led to its acquisition by SoftwareAG in 2007 for $540million.

On the show, Caren discusses her career journey and how she has served on different boards. According to The Gender Diversity Index, in 2015, of the 842 active companies on the Fortune 1,000 list, women held 18.8% of board seats. This is an increase from 17.7% in 2014. If you compare these stats to the 14.6% of board seats that were held by women in 2011, you can see the numbers are rising, but not high enough. According to Caren, too few women see themselves as participants in the boardroom and they aren’t stepping up by taking risks or taking on new projects. Lastly, Caren discusses her thoughts on reinvention and why it’s so important for professionals to invest in self-discovery. Professionals should know that change can be uncomfortable and you can’t force it.

A little more about Caren Merrick … Caren serves on the board of directors for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which manages and operates the $800m Washington Ronald Reagan National and Dulles International airports, serving over 40 million passengers a year. The Authority also manages the development of the $6B Dulles Corridor Silver Line Metrorail project. The boards on which she serves provide governance and oversight across multiple industries with a combined value of $10b.

You can connect with Caren on LinkedIn and Twitter @CDMerrick

 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 10:07pm EST

Trina Felber, founder and CEO of a natural skincare line, Primal Life Organics, joined host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Trina discovered during her first pregnancy that all her high-end skincare products were loaded with toxic ingredients that could hurt her and her growing baby. Knowing your skin is the largest organ in the body and the body’s first line of defense, Trina began a quest in 2007 for organic and all-natural skincare products that were safe to use during pregnancy. She was shocked to learn there were none. At that point, Trina decided to transition from her career as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) to an entrepreneur, launching her natural skincare products business.

On the show, Trina shared the importance of giving your skin the right nutrients and why it’s important to read product labels carefully. According to Trina, if you feed your skin what it needs, it will function. Unfortunately, consumers are not aware of the toxins and harmful effects of many skincare products. Trina also discusses her favorite products from clay / charcoal toothpaste, which actually whitens your teeth, to apple cider vinegar. She challenges listeners to take the 30-day Apple Cider Vinegar Challenge. At the end of the show, Trina offers listeners a discount for a Primal Organics product starter package.

A little more about Trina Felber  Trina spent 22 years as a nurse, practicing for seven years as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). Her nursing career started in the Burn Intensive Care Unit at St. V's in Toledo Ohio, where she learned how the skin protects you and, at the same time, the damage chemicals can cause. She believes that chemical free skincare is a choice and she's created her skincare line so to improve her health and the health of those who use her products.

You can connect with Trina on LinkedIn and Twitter @PrimalLifeOrg

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Category:Business -- posted at: 10:19pm EST

Michelle Bacharach, Co-Founder and CEO of FINDMINE, joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Michelle's retail tech company, FINDMINE, is an enterprise SaaS startup positioned to make retail more efficient and shopping more delightful. Michelle, who started in entertainment, transitioned to retail tech experiencing a number of interesting stories that highlight the challenges of starting a tech company in New York.

On the show, Michelle discusses how she wanted to figure out and define a different consumer experience. With people asking millions of questions about the products they want to purchase, retailers were not equipped to answer everything. Michelle launched her platform, FINDMINE, to help tailor and customize the consumer shopping experience answering their questions and using machine learning to scale product curation. Michelle also discusses what it takes to create a winning team describing her own experience as working with people who are really passionate and can “pull themselves out of the weeds.” Michelle offers advice to startup founders including her “don’t die” strategy and how "keeping a life" will prevent diminishing returns.

A little more about Michelle Bacharach   Michelle has a strong background in strategy and product management, with heavy agile experience. She is also currently the senior admissions consultant with The MBA Exchange. Prior to launching FINDMINE, Michelle was Director, Project Management at Univision.com & Entertainment.

You can connect with Michelle on LinkedIn and Twitter @mymeeshell

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Category:Business -- posted at: 10:36pm EST

Aly Saxe, founder and CEO of Iris PR Software, joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide.  Aly's journey in public relations has led her from PR pro to PR agency owner to building software for agencies and in-house teams. Chaotic systems and a lack of visibility into her team’s performance pushed Aly to create a tech platform to cure the headaches of PR agency management.

On the show, Aly discussed her approach to problem-solving especially as a woman in tech. Because you have to be flexible and agile and keep up with the pace of change, Aly shares her favorite resources. She also offers her insights on the importance of integration in an organization and the best way to break down silos between departments including marketing, PR, sales and other areas within a company. Because these barriers separate talent, businesses miss out on increased productivity, ideation, innovation and a better experience for customers.

A little more about Aly Saxe …  In 2007, Aly founded Ubiquity PR to provide strategic PR services to funded, high-growth B2B tech companies. Ubiquity PR created award-winning PR campaigns for companies like Infusionsoft, Firehost, SocialWhirled, and LeadMD.

You can connect with Aly on LinkedIn and Twitter @Aly_Saxe

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Category:Business -- posted at: 11:24pm EST

Samantha Paxson, Chief Marketing Officer at CO-OP Financial Services joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Samantha is the chief architect and marketing technologist who leads the development of her company's go to market corporate strategy for product development, credit, sales, business development, and marketing.

On the show, Samantha discusses her journey, transitioning from PR and marketing agency work to a position in Financial Services. She shares how she was “ignorant enough not to have any fears” often raising her hand to get involved in new responsibilities. For her, “passionate ignorance has no limitations.” Samantha believes this was the secret to getting recognized early on. At CO-OP Financial Services, she was promoted to Vice President by the age of 30. Samantha's ability to collaborate with others and to build trust with her team helped her to advance more quickly. She also discusses the importance of understanding what’s going on in a company that's larger than your own role, and what it means to be a problem solver beyond your own department.

A little more about Samantha Paxson  Samantha is a brand and corporate strategist, intraprenuer, product experience consultant, design thinker, behavioral analyst and corporate problem solver. She is the founder of THINK by CO-OP, an innovation content platform empowering the evolution of mission-driven financial services.

You can connect with Samantha on LinkedIn

 

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Category:Business -- posted at: 10:48pm EST

Shannon Bloemker, founder and CEO of Glasshouse.com, joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Shannon has extensive experience in residential design, construction management, cost control, green building, and home maintenance. After having learned the value of good property management during her years as a strategist and co-owner of Five Ten Capital, Shannon founded Glasshouse in 2015 to bring the benefits of preventative maintenance to the single-family owner-occupied market.

On the show, Shannon discussed how a circuitous path took her from working 80-hour weeks on Wall Street to 80 hours weekly as an entrepreneur and owner of her start-up company.  With a passion for sustainability, she created Glasshouse to help homeowners sustain their biggest investments in life … their homes. Shannon shared the challenges of marketing to niche audiences and building strong partnerships. Social media, PR and relationship building and trade shows have been instrumental in increasing company awareness and thought leadership. Shannon also offered her advice to other entrepreneurs on problem-solving, delegating responsibilities and how to keep your priorities top of mind.

A little more about Shannon Bloemker  Shannon earned her Master’s Degree from Harvard in Environmental Science & Sustainability after changing careers from the Mortgage-backed Securities Industry at Salomon Brothers and Franklin Templeton Funds. She also managed six high-end residential construction projects for investment, each of which required a yearlong process of design, value engineering, strategic planning, and oversight.

You can connect with Shannon on LinkedIn and Twitter @shannonbloemker

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Category:Business -- posted at: 7:11pm EST

Jack Myers, founder of MediaVillage and the author of the The Future of Men: Masculinity in the Twenty-First Century, joins Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. Jack is a cultural, economics and technology visionary as well as an award-winning documentary film producer. He’s been researching and reporting on the impact of technology and media on society for over forty years.

On the show, Jack shares his inspiration behind his book, The Future of Men, and perspectives on a generation in cultural conflict. He discusses how men are amidst two opposing worlds; there are those rebelling with the stand-up, be tough and adversarial attitude toward the societal shift of women in power. At the same time, there are men actively embracing feminine qualities, showing emotion, and empathy, and collaborating more with women in the workplace and in the home. Jack's research focuses on media shaping perceptions from the beer commercials that objectify women to the TV sitcom male role models (the past vs. the present). His main concern is young men who are not feeling empowered. With no set guide book, they are not getting the direction they need or feeling the motivation to excel. Lastly, Jack shares advice on what men (young and old) can do to better to embrace a shifting culture and society, and how women are also very much a part of the process.

A little more about Jack Myers  Jack is the author of several other books including, Hooked Up: A New Generations’s Surprising Take on Sex, Politics and Saving the World, which received International Book Awards in the Youth Issues and Women’s Issues categories. Jack has also been honored with a George Foster Peabody Award as well as Academy and Emmy Award nominations for Best Documentary Feature.

You can connect with Jack on LinkedIn

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Category:Business -- posted at: 12:32pm EST

Stephanie Abrams Cartin and Courtney Spritzer, co-founders of Socialfly in New York City and the authors of the book, Like, Love, Follow, join Host Deirdre Breakenridge on Women Worldwide. When Stephanie and Courtney met, and realized they shared the same vision and insights, they teamed up to create and successfully grow their social media marketing and PR agency, Socialfly.

Today consumers are tied to their smartphones. Studies also reveal that the highly digitized person has a dwindling attention span. At the same time, if businesses want to connect and engage with their customers, then they have to be highly digitized too. On the show, Stephanie and Courtney share what it means for a business to be fully digitized and which companies are receiving a high grade. They also offer tips for companies "restarting" their programs and what it means to be more strategic about their brand personality through social media. As entrepreneurs, authors, and media personalities, Stephanie and Courtney also discuss their best practices for staying organized, on track and reaching their goals.

A little more about Stephanie and Courtney ... Stephanie is a graduate of Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. She first began her career in sales at Marriott International. While helping some friends launch entrepreneurial endeavors, she recognized the tremendous positive impact social media could have on a business' sales and marketing efforts. Courtney began her career as a financial analyst at American Express and bond underwriter at Hanover Insurance Group. Early on, she too realized the incredible opportunity that social media presented for organizations worldwide.

You can connect with Stephanie on LinkedIn and Twitter @StephJillAbrams.  Connect with Courtney on LinkedIn and Twitter @CourtSpritzer.

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Category:Business -- posted at: 1:15pm EST