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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:general -- posted at: 1:30am EDT

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:general -- posted at: 4:54pm EDT

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:general -- posted at: 9:13am EDT

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:general -- posted at: 5:52pm EDT

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:general -- posted at: 6:25am EDT

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:general -- posted at: 2:00am EDT

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:general -- posted at: 2:40pm EDT

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:general -- posted at: 8:40pm EDT

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:general -- posted at: 7:50pm EDT

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:general -- posted at: 6:32pm EDT