About The Female Insight Zone

The Female Insight Zone is a 30-minute podcast sharing insights from women who have made an indelible mark in business and the path they took to soar. In each episode, host Maribeth Kuzmeski interviews an inspiring female business leader to reveal insights into successes, challenges, and how they have overcome... and won. Host: Maribeth Kuzmeski, founder of Red Zone Marketing, is a business development strategist, advisor to some of the largest financial services companies, bestselling author of seven books, and international keynote speaker. She has been featured in USA Today, The New York Times, FoxNews, ABC News, and The Wall Street Journal. Passionate about increasing the success of women in business, Maribeth and her firm conduct extensive research into workforce performance issues resulting in new solutions for attracting, retaining, and developing high performing females. Producer: Transource Media

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    How do we change the culture of business to value both masculine and feminine attributes? How do we learn to recognize the unconscious bias that fuels inequality? Betty-Ann Heggie contends that mentorship and open dialogue are key first steps in understanding gender dynamics in the workplace and overcoming our subconscious conditioning.

    Heggie is a speaker, author and mentor in the realm of gender physics, the study of masculine and feminine energy present in each of us. A widely recognized thought leader, Heggie’s work on gender dynamics has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Inc. Magazine and Huffington Post, and she has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. Heggie is committed to helping men and women make progress together in the modern workplace, and she is the author of Gender Physics: Unlock the Energy You Never Knew You Had to Get the Results You Want. Today, Heggie describes the subconscious bias that informs our expectations of how men and women should act and explains how it makes impacts who we see as leaders in the workplace. She offers insight around making the conscious effort to overcome such conditioning, suggesting conversation and calling out inequality as the first steps in creating change. Listen in for Heggie’s advice on building relationships with potential mentors, both male and female, and learn how to look at mentorship as being open for growth. Key Interview Takeaways Subconscious bias informs our expectations around how men and women should act. We tend to associate the skills of leadership with masculine traits like independence and self-sufficiency, and female leaders have to cloak those characteristics in feminine skills to be liked and accepted.

    Initiating the conversation is the first step in changing the culture of business. Women need both male and female mentors to navigate the workplace, and when men fail to treat their female colleagues as equals, we need to call them out on it. We must make a conscious effort to overcome conditioning and take baby steps forward together.

    Build relationships with potential mentors before you ask for their time. Professional women are particularly busy, so start by inviting them to coffee. Let them know that you admire their achievements and value their opinions—and see where it goes. Mentorship means being open for growth. If you are struggling to find the right mentor, look to other resources. President Lincoln, for example, leveraged reading to learn about military leadership during the Civil War. Consider formal programs in which prospective mentors have already volunteered their time. Explore your local Chamber of Commerce and online communities like Lean In for established mentorship programs. Heggie also suggests reaching out to people you admire on social platforms like LinkedIn. Connect with Betty-Ann Heggie Betty-Ann Heggie’s WebsiteBetty-Ann Heggie on FacebookBetty-Ann Heggie on Twitter Resources Gender Physics: Unlock the Energy You Never Knew You Had to Get the Results You Want by Betty-Ann Heggie“Analysis of Human Brain Structure Reveals that the Brain ‘Types’ Typical of Males Are Also Typical of Females, and Vice Versa” in Frontiers in Human NeuroscienceLean InLean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg 

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  • How do we change the culture of business to value...
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    We know that exceptional team members contribute to the success of a team. And yet, it takes more than a group of superstars to win a championship. How do you get people to put the team first? How do you create chemistry among players? How do you build a winning team that plays for each other, either on the field or in the workplace?

    Kristine Lilly served as a midfielder on the US Women’s Soccer Team through five FIFA World Cups and three Olympic games. A member of both the US Olympic Hall of Fame and US Soccer Hall of Fame, Lilly is an expert on effective teamwork. Dr. Lynette Gillis specializes in corporate strategy and organizational behavior, serving Concordia University in the roles of professor, Dean of the College of Business and Associate Provost. Lilly and Dr. Gillis are also the coauthors of Powerhouse Teams: 13 Teamwork Tactics that Build Excellence and Unrivaled Success.  Today, Lilly and Dr. Gillis discuss how the characteristics of powerhouse teams translate from the playing field to the workplace. Lilly shares some of the factors that made the 1999 US Women’s National Soccer Team successful, explaining how they built a winning mentality and put their egos aside for the betterment of the group as a whole. Listen in for insight around how leaders can unite a team with a big vision and learn how the opportunity to advance the game of soccer for women and girls inspired Lilly’s team to win big!

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Powerhouse teams share the same characteristics, regardless of setting. The 1999 Women’s National Soccer Team provides a model for excellence in teamwork that translates to any organization; the players exhibited trust, friendship, reliance on each other and a sense of resilience.

    A strong leader unites their team with a big vision. Lilly credits Coach Anson Dorrance with teaching the team to play for each other and inspiring them to go beyond winning to ‘sell the game of soccer.’

    For a team to excel, team members must put their egos aside. Lilly’s team was successful because the players accepted each other’s differences and bought into the idea that it’s not about the individual, it’s about the team. Team chemistry is created by a center set. Teams that work well together are united by a common draw. For Lilly’s team, the players all bought into the mission of advancing the game of soccer for women and girls—and winning!

    Powerhouse teams build a winning mentality. Lilly and her teammates worked with a mental skills coach on imagery and intention, developing practices that helped players focus on what they needed to do on the field.

    Connect with Kristine Lilly & Dr. Lynette Gillis Kristine Lilly’s WebsiteKristine Lilly on TwitterKristine Lilly on LinkedInLeadershipXDr. Lynette Gillis on TwitterDr. Lynette Gillis on LinkedIn

    Resources Powerhouse: 13 Teamwork Tactics that Build Excellence and Unrivaled Success by Kristine Lilly and Dr. John Gillis Jr. with Dr. Lynette GillisAnson DorranceTony DiCiccoDr. Colleen Hacker

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  • We know that exceptional team members contribute to the success...
  • Array ( [id] => 4e8413fc-8d5e-11e9-8196-7f9210c38c90 [createdAt] => 2019-06-12T15:06:19.504-07:00 [updatedAt] => 2019-06-12T15:07:19.817-07:00 [title] => Dr. Barbara Cox: Building Connection in Corporate Culture [pubdate] => 2019-06-14T13:00:00.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/4e8413fc-8d5e-11e9-8196-7f9210c38c90/image/uploads_2F1560377129739-c8ahsa3uokd-669813c01bb80df6720e61e57dc8e575_2FTFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Dr. Barbara Cox: Building Connection in Corporate Culture [summary] =>

    Corporate culture is creating an epidemic of loneliness. As humans, we are wired for community, yet most workplaces disregard this need for connection and leave us feeling isolated. How can we, as individuals and organizations, build social bonds and foster collaboration? How can we establish a balance between masculine and feminine energy to promote a sense of belonging AND improve the bottom line?

    Dr. Barbara Cox is a psychologist, coach and author who explores the power of the feminine archetype to build community, cultivate intuition and create lasting, positive change in organizations. Her work has appeared on NBC News, Euro News and MSN, among many other national media outlets, and Dr. Cox was a featured speaker at UNESCO’s 2018 World Congress for the Organization of World Heritage Cities. She is also the author of The Muse Process: Unleashing the Power of the Feminine for Success and Fulfillment.

    Today, Dr. Cox explains how our bodies are wired to be in community, encouraging us to build in time each day to connect with friends and colleagues. She offers insight around developing an awareness of the times you DO feel like you fit in and finding one or two people you resonate with in any given situation. Listen in for Dr. Cox’s advice on tuning in to the wealth of information your body can provide and learn how to activate your own inner success muse! Key Interview Takeaways Our bodies are wired to be in community. Humans have evolved to live and work in groups, and when we feel disconnected, we don’t perform as well—and that impacts the bottom line.

    Build in time to connect with friends and colleagues. Dr. Cox argues that if you’re feeling isolated, others are too, and she encourages individuals and organizations to devote at least five minutes each day to social activity.

    Be aware of when you DO feel like you fit in. Dr. Cox encourages us to bring attention to the moments when we feel connected and cultivate those relationships. In one case, a client improved her sales numbers 106% by leveraging this advice. Activate your inner success muse. Get in touch with your holistic, right brain to foster creativity and access your subconscious mind. Give yourself the validation to fit in anywhere. Dr. Cox believes that you can feel a sense of belonging in any situation once you realize that fitting in is a state of mind and commit to finding at least one or two people you resonate with.  Get in tune with your mind-body system. Most of us operate from the neck up, dismissing the intelligence of our bodies. Dr. Cox contends that if you listen to the signals, your body will tell you who to connect with and who to avoid. Connect with Dr. Barbara Cox Dr. Cox’s WebsiteThe Muse Process on Facebook Resources The Muse Process: Unleashing the Power of the Feminine for Success and Fulfillment by Dr. Barbara Cox 

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  • Corporate culture is creating an epidemic of loneliness. As humans,...
  • Array ( [id] => d6018f86-86fa-11e9-80b8-b375955bb0d3 [createdAt] => 2019-06-04T11:59:10.165-07:00 [updatedAt] => 2019-06-04T12:00:08.823-07:00 [title] => Claire Akin: Creating a Memorable Personal Brand [pubdate] => 2019-06-04T11:52:00.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/d6018f86-86fa-11e9-80b8-b375955bb0d3/image/uploads_2F1559674736938-v4dum8rozng-ad6fa0096b0ab5a2d1bf080c74ef61a0_2FFIZ-2018%2BArtowrk.png?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Claire Akin: Creating a Memorable Personal Brand [summary] =>

    What is the secret to creating a successful personal brand? How do you make yourself memorable? Why do you need to share your WHY? What role does content marketing play in helping you connect with potential clients?

    Claire Akin is the founder of Indigo Marketing, a firm dedicated to helping financial advisors and third-party administrators grow their business. Prior to starting her own venture, Akin served as an Investment Advisor at Thomas J. Dobransky & Associates, and she earned her BA in economics from UC Davis and her MBA in marketing at UC San Diego. Akin is also the author of the popular book, The LinkedIn Guide for Financial Advisors: Six Steps to Identify Qualified Prospects and Generate Referrals.

    Today, Akin explains how she made the decision to start her own firm, describing how she created offerings around client needs. She also offers insight into running a business, discussing the importance of focusing on metrics that drive success and outsourcing everything you can. Listen in for Akin’s advice on creating a memorable personal brand and learn how she balances career and family through strong routines and accountability partners.

    Key Interview Takeaways

    The riches are in the niches. Akin’s side project, the Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Resource Center, has eclipsed her primary business in terms of revenue by establishing her as the go-to expert in that specialty.

    Focus on the metrics that drive success. Looking at her numbers (site visitors, webinar registrations, sales calls, etc.) on a weekly basis keeps Akin honest about the performance of her business.

    Outsource everything you can. Build a talented team and delegate anything that is not a good use of your time.

    Create memorable branding and tell your personal story. Make it easy for people to remember you and explain why you are passionate about what you do.

    The secret to content marketing is consistency. Akin’s weekly blog posts keep her top-of-mind with financial advisors and drive her business. She contends that you should give away 90% of what you know about a subject in the spirit of helping people.

    To balance career and family, develop strong routines. Akin builds time into her day to get specific things done, and she outsources accountability to experts such as a business coach and personal trainer.

    Connect with Claire Akin

    Indigo Marketing Agency

    Indigo Marketing on Facebook

    Claire on LinkedIn

    Claire on Twitter

    Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Resource Center

    Resources

    The Fiddle Leaf Fig Expert: Your Guide to Growing Healthy Ficus Lyrata Plants by Claire Akin

    Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek

    The LinkedIn Guide for Financial Advisors by Claire Akin

    The 2016 LinkedIn Guide for Financial Advisors by Claire Akin

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  • What is the secret to creating a successful personal brand?...
  • Array ( [id] => 5ff26dba-727d-11e9-91d7-2b9026ed8bbe [createdAt] => 2019-05-09T10:10:41.754-07:00 [updatedAt] => 2019-05-09T10:11:41.067-07:00 [title] => Tevis Trower: Moving Beyond Buzzwords to Transform Culture [pubdate] => 2019-05-10T13:00:00.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/5ff26dba-727d-11e9-91d7-2b9026ed8bbe/image/uploads_2F1557421768558-dotgqzurxvw-5b670502a622768fbc7ef7df205ad955_2FFIZ-2018%2BArtowrk.png?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Tevis Trower: Moving Beyond Buzzwords to Transform Culture [summary] =>

    Tevis Trower is the founder and CEO of Balance Integration, a consulting firm dedicated to humanizing the work experience. Trower is a pioneer in the realm of cultural transformation, leveraging her expertise in mindfulness, leadership development and employee engagement to create an environment where people feel valued and in turn, develop a commitment to the organization’s goals. Balance Integration boasts a client list that includes heavy-hitters like Disney and Morgan Stanley, and Trower’s work has been featured in Forbes, Fortune and Business Week, among many other media outlets.

    Today, Trower explains why we cannot change work culture with policy statements, describing how leaders must move beyond proclamations around bringing the whole self to work and truly embody the authenticity they value. She also explores the idea of employee engagement, discussing the mistake leaders make in driving performance rather than engagement and outsourcing it as a problem to solve rather than a behavior to model. Listen in for Trower’s insight on the significance of leadership alignment and learn how you can foster a new sense of possibility in an organization at large.

    Key Interview Takeaways

    We cannot change work culture with policy statements. To truly shift the environment in an organization, we must go beyond proclamations and take our powerful mission and values statements to heart.

    Code switching implies a fear of being authentic at work. Trower points out that bringing our whole selves to work serves as an elixir, while the fear of being ourselves creates an environment where we must conform in order to feel safe.

    Leaders must role model authenticity in the workplace. If there’s a satisfaction gap in what you get out of work, then there is a contribution gap in what you’re bringing to work, and Trower suggests that the authenticity in organizations begins with the leaders’ willingness to show up as ‘more human.’

    Engagement is not a problem to solve. Corporate leadership tends to focus on driving performance, while they outsource engagement to someone else in the organization. Trower argues that to engage employees, leaders need to see engagement as a behavior to model.

    Leadership alignment enables cultural empowerment. When the C-suite works to close the gap between what they want to create and what they are manifesting now, such a shift creates a new sense of possibility in the organization at large.

    Connect with Tevis Trower

    Balance Integration

    Balance Integration on LinkedIn

    Balance Integration on Instagram

    Balance Integration on Facebook

    Tevis on Twitter

    Resources

    C-Suite Sessions

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  • Tevis Trower is the founder and CEO of Balance Integration,...
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    The confidence you gain from incorporating healthy habits translates far beyond the gym. When you are working out, eating well and getting restorative sleep, you experience a total transformation that improves your performance in every area of life. So, what are the first steps to making health and fitness a priority? What strategies can you use to stay on track, making tangible progress toward your wellness goals? And what is the best approach to finding a nutrition plan that’s healthy for you?

    Becka Nieder is the founder of Becka’s Boot Camp, a small group, circuit-style training program based in Chicago. Nieder offers clients individualized attention and every class includes a total body workout with a focus on functional movement. She received her BS in Physical and Dance Education from Northern Illinois University and a certification in Personal Training and Nutrition from the National Personal Training Institute. Nieder is also the creator of The Health & Fitness Journal, a system for tracking workouts, nutrition and progress toward goals along your wellness journey.

    Today, Nieder discusses why it’s important to set actionable health goals that go beyond a number on the scale. She shares the power of accountability partners to help you stay on track and offers insight on using a health and fitness journal to gain an awareness of what you are eating—and why. Listen in for Nieder’s advice on finding the best nutrition plan for YOU and learn how tracking your exercise, water intake, nutrition and sleep can support you in improving your habits and overall health!

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Set holistic health goals that go beyond a number on the scale. Rather than focusing on attaining a certain weight, for example, Nieder suggests taking actionable steps to improve your endurance, strength, nutrition and sleep habits.

    Stay on track with accountability partners. Nieder leverages small group training to build in a community of accountability. She also suggests posting your goals as a visible reminder.

    Improving nutrition habits begins with awareness. Nieder encourages clients to write down what they are eating and how they feel at the time. This strategy helps you recognize patterns and understand exactly how close you are to healthy.

    Elimination diets are one way to figure out what’s healthy for YOU. Diets like the Whole30 or Plant Paradox require you to restrict what you are eating in the beginning—and then slowly add things back in to determine what foods are best for you.

    Connect with Becka Nieder

    Becka’s Boot Camp

    Becka on Twitter

    Becka on Facebook

    Becka on Instagram

    Becka on YouTube

    Resources

    Becka’s Health & Fitness Journal

    Becka’s Blog

    Whole30

    Plant Paradox

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  • The confidence you gain from incorporating healthy habits translates far...
  • Array ( [id] => 4c644a5a-5ae7-11e9-b93d-931ab7af49a5 [createdAt] => 2019-04-09T09:48:27.701-07:00 [updatedAt] => 2019-04-09T09:49:26.989-07:00 [title] => Andie Kramer: Navigating Bias in the Workplace [pubdate] => 2019-04-12T13:00:00.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/4c644a5a-5ae7-11e9-b93d-931ab7af49a5/image/uploads_2F1554828491010-9orur2bk21o-d096c0c9f5e0dcbd86291f49d7b643be_2FFIZ-2018%2BArtowrk.png?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => It is naïve to think that gender bias is no longer an issue in the workplace. In fact, we ALL have stereotypes that we carry with us to work, and women often face the frustration of being at a disadvantage based on assumptions that have nothing to do with our actual ability to do a given job. So, how do we overcome these biases to achieve at a high level? [summary] =>

    It is naïve to think that gender bias is no longer an issue in the workplace. In fact, we ALL have stereotypes that we carry with us to work, and women often face the frustration of being at a disadvantage based on assumptions that have nothing to do with our actual ability to do a given job. So, how do we overcome these biases to achieve at a high level?

    Andie Kramer is an accomplished attorney, author and advocate for women in the workplace. Kramer served as founding chair of her law firm’s gender diversity committee and cofounded the Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Alliance to address the limited mentorship opportunities for young executive and professional women. A recognized authority in the realm of gender communication and women’s advancement, Kramer was named one of the 50 Most Influential Women Lawyers in America. She is also the coauthor of Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work and the forthcoming It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace: Women’s Conflict at Work and the Bias that Built It.

    Today, Kramer shares her approach to addressing biases and stereotypes in the workplace. She explains why the first step in breaking through bias involves a conversation with yourself and offers insight around the impact of nonverbal communication and language patterns in your communication with others. Listen in for Kramer’s take on why women hold C-suite female colleagues to a different standard than senior men in the organization and learn how to navigate the assumptions and gender biases we all bring to work.

    Key Interview Takeaways

    When facing stereotypes and biases in the workplace, avoid confrontation—but allow people to learn. Kramer suggests addressing such assumptions with humor when possible and discussing truly inappropriate behavior in private.

    The first step in breaking through bias involves a conversation with yourself. Women must think through strategies for developing a coping sense of humor, demonstrating confidence and competence, and learning not to take the world too seriously.

    Pay attention to nonverbal communication as well as language patterns. Women tend to preface our thoughts with phrases like I’m sorry or This may be a dumb idea, but… Kramer argues that such language patterns diminish the power of the statement that follows.

    Women tend to hold C-suite female colleagues to a different standard than senior men in an organization. We perceive female colleagues as cold or unfeeling, even when they are treating us the same way the men treat us. Kramer believes that gendered workplaces and our own biases about how women should act contribute to this phenomenon.

    Develop the strength to address being interrupted. The assumption that women won’t add value means that we’re often talked over in meetings and on conference calls. Kramer recommends diplomatically saying, “Allow me to finish my point, and I’ll pass it over to you when I’m finished.”

    Connect with Andie Kramer

    Andie and Al

    Resources

    Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work by Andrea S. Kramer and Alton B. Harris

    It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace: Women’s Conflict at Work and the Bias that Built It by Andrea S. Kramer and Alton B. Harris

    Andie & Al’s Gender Bias Assessment

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  • It is naïve to think that gender bias is no...
  • Array ( [id] => a18e6d2a-3491-11e9-9154-bb7373839457 [createdAt] => 2019-02-19T13:59:29.674-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2019-02-19T14:00:24.828-08:00 [title] => Tabitha Laser: Avoiding Organizational Culture Killers [pubdate] => 2019-02-22T13:00:00.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/a18e6d2a-3491-11e9-9154-bb7373839457/image/uploads_2F1550613536932-obidbcn2yr-db5faa7506dc0bec84a58ed71e9f02a4_2FTFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Does the availability of big data truly give rise to better business decisions? Tabitha Laser argues that the answer is no. In fact, she believes that we get too focused on a single silo and make choices that increase risk in other areas. And this failure to learn is just one of the organizational culture killers that makes the modern workplace so dismal. [summary] =>

    Does the availability of big data truly give rise to better business decisions? Tabitha Laser argues that the answer is no. In fact, she believes that we get too focused on a single silo and make choices that increase risk in other areas. And this failure to learn is just one of the organizational culture killers that makes the modern workplace so dismal.

    Tabitha Laser is the CEL of TA Laser Consulting, a firm that collaborates with business leaders and industry organizations to reduce risks, support cultural improvements, and maintain sustainable growth. She has worked to build and/or fix management systems for industry giants including Shell, BP, 3M and the US Department of Defense, among many others. Laser is sharing the lessons learned in her 25 years of operations and consulting experience in the new book series, Organizational Culture Killers: How Leaders Build Cultures of Success.

    Today, Laser describes how seeing the same issues over and over in her work in management systems led to the creation of her book series. She explains how each volume serves as a guide to help the next generation of leaders avoid organizational culture killers, discussing how Deadly Expectations explores our failure to learn from past mistakes. Listen in for Laser’s insight on how extreme focus in a particular area can increase risk in others—and learn her system for making thoughtful, balanced business decisions.

    Key Interview Takeaways

    You don’t have to learn the hard way. Given the right mentorship, millennials can avoid the mistakes we made in the past. Laser’s book series serves as a toolbox to help people go in to the workforce smarter and be successful sooner.

    The failure to learn is an organizational culture killer. With the advent of big data, we have so much information coming at us that we tend to make kneejerk decisions that are not thoughtful or balanced. And extreme focus in a single area increases risk in other areas we may not be aware of.

    Balanced decision-making involves considerations around people, the public and our performance. Rather than thinking on a scale of yes/no, making good choices requires that we explore how our decision will impact the workforce and our communities at large.

    The concrete barrier between senior leadership and the workforce results in a failure to learn. Communication breaks down when team members are afraid to tell the truth or incentivized to lie in order to meet certain benchmarks.

    To make positive change, you may have to rub people the wrong way. Laser knows that her book series will receive pushback from senior leaders who are set in their ways, but she is committed to building a positive future nonetheless.

    Connect with Tabitha Laser

    TA Laser Consulting

    Tabitha Laser on LinkedIn

    Resources

    Organizational Culture Killers Book 1: Deadly Expectations by Tabitha Laser

    Failure to Learn: The BP Texas City Refinery Disaster by Andrew Hopkins

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  • Does the availability of big data truly give rise to...
  • Array ( [id] => 1dbfe0c8-2ee7-11e9-8c5e-174ad901eb2a [createdAt] => 2019-02-12T08:56:18.284-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2019-02-12T08:57:31.059-08:00 [title] => Brie Wieselman: Prioritizing Health to Make Your Greatest Contribution [pubdate] => 2019-02-12T08:50:32.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/1dbfe0c8-2ee7-11e9-8c5e-174ad901eb2a/image/uploads_2F1549990531866-vsxipbndy1-f7c77a31475b1f211ed28ba4d9454052_2FTFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Driven women, especially entrepreneurs, play full out to achieve their vision. But too many of us do so at the expense of our health, overriding our bodies’ needs until we are too depleted to make our greatest contribution to the world or take any pleasure in the wins. What can we do to prioritize our wellbeing and find a little more balance in our lives? [summary] =>

    “I meet way too many women who are passionate and purposeful and committed

    to what they’re about in the world. But they are exhausted.”

    Driven women, especially entrepreneurs, play full out to achieve their vision. But too many of us do so at the expense of our health, overriding our bodies’ needs until we are too depleted to make our greatest contribution to the world or take any pleasure in the wins. What can we do to prioritize our wellbeing and find a little more balance in our lives?

    Brie Wieselman, LAc, MTCM, is the Clinical Director of Brie Wieselman Integrative Health, a practice focused on supporting women entrepreneurs in optimizing their health. Wieselman has 11 years of experience as a functional medicine and acupuncture practitioner, and she is dedicated to empowering people to resolve their health issues for good. Wieselman believes that good health is the springboard for living an inspired life, and she combines the best in Eastern philosophies with the best in Western medicine to heal chronic health problems. 

    Today, Wieselman describes how she solved her own health challenges through changes in lifestyle and nutrition as well as targeted supplements. She explains why it is just as important to develop a strategy for health outcomes as it is to develop a strategy to achieve results in business. Wieselman also discusses how our bodies respond to chronic stress and what we can do to treat adrenal fatigue and restore optimal function. Listen in for Wieselman’s insight on prioritizing your health and sustaining the creativity and passion that motivated you to begin with!

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Your body has always got your back. Wieselman points out that your body is doing its best to help you survive and thrive. To solve her own health challenges, she listened to her body’s clues and treated herself in a targeted way.

    Many ambitious women play full out—at the exclusion of their body’s needs. Wieselman argues that when our health is compromised, we cannot make our biggest contribution, nor can we sustain the creativity and passion we had for our work to begin with.

    Prioritize your health and wellbeing. Developing a strategy to commit to your health and wellness is just as important as developing a strategy to achieve results in business.

    We are not designed to withstand the effects of chronic stress. The constant stimulation we experience releases extra cortisol and leads to adrenal dysregulation.

    A functional medicine practitioner can design a personalized supplement program to reprogram your body’s function. Once testing has determined where your hormone levels are out of balance, herbs and nutrients can be used to ensure you’re getting the right amount of cortisol at the right time of day.

    Connect with Brie Wieselman

    Brie Wieselman Integrative Health

    Brie Wieselman on Instagram

    Resources

    DUTCH Test

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  • “I meet way too many women who are passionate and...
  • Array ( [id] => 8adb2b0e-200f-11e9-9528-678be18854c6 [createdAt] => 2019-01-24T11:37:53.758-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2019-01-24T11:38:49.929-08:00 [title] => Sharon McRill: Find the Sweet Spot & Grow Your Business [pubdate] => 2019-01-25T13:00:00.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/8adb2b0e-200f-11e9-9528-678be18854c6/image/uploads_2F1548358634052-hq9najxenjb-f7862860c4a31480bf0e13135bd3e515_2FTFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => When Sharon McRill was laid off from her corporate job in 2003, she started a business running errands for busy professionals. Initially, she was doing a wide range of tasks from grocery shopping to organizing to pet care. But as the business evolved and her team grew, McRill realized that relocation management was their sweet spot. And now that she has niched down to a specialty, McRill’s business is ‘growing like crazy.’ [summary] =>

    When Sharon McRill was laid off from her corporate job in 2003, she started a business running errands for busy professionals. Initially, she was doing a wide range of tasks from grocery shopping to organizing to pet care. But as the business evolved and her team grew, McRill realized that relocation management was their sweet spot. And now that she has niched down to a specialty, McRill’s business is ‘growing like crazy.’

    McRill is the owner and president of The Betty Brigade, a business that helps busy professionals with moving, home staging, organizing and handyman services. McRill’s 10-member team of ‘Betties’ is committed to bringing peace and ease to organization and relocation, and their clients include individuals, realtors, trust officers and estate planners. McRill has been featured in a number of media outlets, including The Detroit Free Press, Crain’s Detroit Business and Forbes. The Betty Brigade was recently named one of the Ten Growing Companies to Watch by The Ann Arbor Business Review and honored as the 2014 Affiliate of the Year by the Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors.

    Today, McRill explains how getting laid off from her corporate job served as the impetus for starting The Betty Brigade. She describes how niching down to her team’s sweet spot in organizing and relocation management has led to significant growth. McRill also shares her insight around the psychological aspect of her work, discussing the case study of a woman whose relationships are strained because of her hoarding tendencies. Listen in for McRill’s advice on leveraging perseverance to build a financially viable business you believe in!

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Hone down to your sweet spot. In the beginning, McRill’s team performed a wide range of errands for busy professionals, but she found that their strength was in relocation management. Since she niched down to organizing and relocation services, her business has taken off.

    It’s about the stuff, but it’s not about the stuff. In working with hundreds of hoarders over the years, McRill has learned that the psychological aspect of the issue is paramount. In fact, she requires that those clients be in therapy to work through their inability to let go.

    Running a business is not for the faint of heart. McRill contends that every day brings new challenges and celebrations, and she credits her success to perseverance: If you really believe in what you’re doing, keep going and the reward will come.

    Maintain change with new behavior. Once McRill’s team has finished a project, she encourages clients to develop new routines, like setting aside time once a week to put everything back where it belongs.

    Connect with Sharon McRill

    The Betty Brigade

    Resources

    Downsizing the Silver Tsunami: Who to Call and Where Does the Stuff Go? by Sharon McRill

    The 5 Love Languages

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  • When Sharon McRill was laid off from her corporate job...
  • Array ( [id] => f8742d10-15cd-11e9-8a6d-a7ae5090a404 [createdAt] => 2019-01-11T10:23:19.219-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2019-01-11T10:24:23.103-08:00 [title] => Laura Brandao: Making the Most of Every Opportunity [pubdate] => 2019-01-11T13:00:00.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/f8742d10-15cd-11e9-8a6d-a7ae5090a404/image/uploads_2F1547230864358-xyg7iod61y-9da0d377611c484bb79eb0153ee20271_2FFIZ-2018%2BArtowrk.png?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => How do you turn a part-time job in a call center into a career? How do you grow your business when everyone else is downsizing? How do you become a C-suite leader in an industry dominated by men? Laura Brandao contends that the answer lies in making the most of every opportunity. [summary] =>

    How do you turn a part-time job in a call center into a career? How do you grow your business when everyone else is downsizing? How do you become a C-suite leader in an industry dominated by men? Laura Brandao contends that the answer lies in making the most of every opportunity.

    Brandao is the President of American Financial Resources, a wholesale firm that serves thousands of mortgage professionals and customers nationwide with their residential financing needs. Brandao was honored as one of 2018’s Most Influential Women in the Mortgage Industry, one of 2017’s Mortgage Business Hot 100, and one of the 50 Elite Women in the Mortgage Industry—three times! She has 20-plus years of experience building strong teams, consistently leading new divisions from launch to industry leadership.

    Today, Brandao shares her journey from the call center to the C-suite, discussing how she survived the implosion of the mortgage industry to become president of AFR. She speaks to the importance of a strong work ethic and passion for the work you do. Brandao also reflects on her achievements in an industry dominated by men, explaining how a laser focus on making a name for AFR contributed to her success. Listen in for Brandao’s insight on making the most of every opportunity and hear her advice around differentiating yourself to remain relevant in your marketplace.

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Look for the opportunity in every role you take on. Brandao turned a part-time job in a call center into a career, and she attributes her success to the attitude that every position is what you make of it.

    Show up every day. Brandao’s strong work ethic comes from her family, and she has always been committed to giving 110% every day, no matter who she works for or how much money she makes.

    Focus on getting the job done. Brandao rarely thinks about being one of the few women in leadership in the mortgage industry because she is too busy making a name for her company.

    Differentiate yourself. Brandao is proud to be a female leader in the mortgage space, and she argues that where you come from doesn’t matter if you go beyond the day-to-day and find unique ways to be relevant in your marketplace.

    Understand your value. Brandao focuses on the fact that she gets to ‘bring families home every day,’ and the opportunity to impact other’s lives inspires her to do her best work.

    Connect with Laura Brandao

    Laura Brandao on LinkedIn

    AFR Wholesale

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  • How do you turn a part-time job in a call...
  • Array ( [id] => 5e46b268-e9da-11e8-9902-e3b5e6b55e8f [createdAt] => 2018-11-16T12:01:12.844-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:20.697-08:00 [title] => Robbie Kellman Baxter: Building a Business in the Membership Economy [pubdate] => 2018-11-16T11:00:11.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/5e46b268-e9da-11e8-9902-e3b5e6b55e8f/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => In recent years, we have experienced a massive transformation in the way organizations relate to the people they serve. The focus has shifted from ownership to access, from transactions to relationships, from single payment to subscription pricing, [summary] =>

    In recent years, we have experienced a massive transformation in the way organizations relate to the people they serve. The focus has shifted from ownership to access, from transactions to relationships, from single payment to subscription pricing, and from one-way conversation to open dialogue. In this new Membership Economy, businesses are called on to build trusted relationships with customers in order to earn their loyalty.

    Robbie Baxter is the founder of Peninsula Strategies, a consulting firm that supports solopreneurs, venture-backed startups and industry leaders in developing business strategy. She has 20 years of experience working on growth initiatives with nearly 100 organizations in 20-plus industries, including ASICS, Netflix and The Wall Street Journal. Baxter is also the author of The Membership Economy: Find Your Superusers, Master the Forever Transaction, and Build Recurring Revenue, an Inc Top 5 Marketing Book of 2015, and she received her MBA from Stanford, where she serves as the Vice Chair of Stanford Women on Boards.

    Today, Baxter explains the Membership Economy, describing how she supports entrepreneurs and startups in building authentic relationships with their clients and customers. She shares her transition from corporate product marketing to independent consulting, discussing how being the mother of young children made it difficult for her to be an A-player in a traditional nine-to-five setting. Listen in for Baxter’s insight on defining your area of expertise and learn how to choose a career path that works for your life.

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Businesses benefit from building relationships with customers. Baxter coined the term Membership Economy to represent the massive shift in how organizations relate to the people they serve, developing trust with consumers in order to win their loyalty.

    Independent consulting requires niching down to a specific area of expertise. Baxter fell in love with the Netflix business model and leveraged her understanding of the Membership Economy to build a successful consulting business helping entrepreneurs and startups establishing meaningful relationships with clients and customers.

    Integrity is key in the membership economy. Subscription businesses that don’t treat their customers well will lose them.

    As an independent consultant doing knowledge work, it doesn’t matter WHEN you work on a project, as long as you complete it on time. The flexible model affords more control over your career and may be ideal for women who are the mothers of young children.

    Connect with Robbie Baxter

    Peninsula Strategies

    Robbie Baxter on LinkedIn

    Robbie Baxter on Twitter

    Resources

    The Membership Economy: Find Your Superusers, Master the Forever Transaction, and Build Recurring Revenue by Robbie Kellman Baxter

    Stanford Women on Boards

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  • In recent years, we have experienced a massive transformation in...
  • Array ( [id] => 6889d576-e835-11e8-9164-674d84652b9f [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:47:51.944-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:21.452-08:00 [title] => Brianna Sylver: Cultivating Your Spirituality in Business [pubdate] => 2018-11-02T11:00:49.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/6889d576-e835-11e8-9164-674d84652b9f/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Brianna Sylver was facing a challenging time in her business. Seismic shifts in the industries she served translated to a shrinking client base. She was exhausted and unhappy with the way she was showing up as a businesswoman, wife and mother. [summary] =>

    Brianna Sylver was facing a challenging time in her business. Seismic shifts in the industries she served translated to a shrinking client base. She was exhausted and unhappy with the way she was showing up as a businesswoman, wife and mother. That’s when she found a new mentorship group that helped her tap into her spirituality—and cultivate it purposefully in her business. She found her center as an individual, and over time, she found the center of her business as well.

    Sylver is the Founder and President of Sylver Consulting, a global inquiry and innovation firm operating at the nexus of market research, UX design and strategy. The Sylver Consulting team supports Fortune 500 companies in the transformation of their brands by providing clarity and focus around their next steps of growth. Sylver has been recognized for her contributions to the fields of innovation and consumer insights, and she speaks regularly on topics such as innovation culture, hybrid research methodologies and entrepreneurship. She earned her Master’s in Human-Centered Communication Design from the IIT Institute of Design in Chicago.

    Today, Sylver shares her journey as an accidental entrepreneur, explaining how her strength in understanding the strategic side of design and a partnership with LaSalle Bank led to the birth of her company. She offers insight around finding new clients by understanding how you best connect with people and describes how to look at sales as an opportunity to serve others. Listen in for Sylver’s insight on bringing together the spiritual and business aspects of your life and learn how to reengineer your business systems for continuous, sustainable growth.

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Leverage how you best connect with people to find new clients. Sylver has grown her company by leaning into her relationship-based, go-giving spirit, expanding her client base by talking to people at conferences and networking on LinkedIn.

    You have been called to serve others by helping them solve problems. If you’re uncomfortable selling your services, change your perception: Remember that you are helping people rise to the best version of themselves as an individual or organization.

    Don’t be afraid to marry the spiritual and business aspects of your life. Sylver overcame a challenging time in her career by tapping into her spirituality and cultivating it in a purposeful way through her business.

    Re-engineer your business systems to support continuous, sustainable growth. The systems that brought you to a particular point of growth may not be the systems that are going to take you to the next level.

    Connect with Brianna Sylver

    Sylver Consulting

    Brianna Sylver on LinkedIn

    Brianna Sylver on Twitter

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  • Brianna Sylver was facing a challenging time in her business....
  • Array ( [id] => 69096ab6-e835-11e8-9164-57fb29cb7b0b [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:47:52.787-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:22.370-08:00 [title] => Wendy Darling: Live, Love and Lead with Impact [pubdate] => 2018-10-19T11:00:48.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/69096ab6-e835-11e8-9164-57fb29cb7b0b/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Are you consumed with work, neglecting yourself and your relationships? What if you made the choice to focus on what matters and cultivate connection—with yourself and others? What if such a shift in your priorities would allow you to lead with greater... [summary] =>

    Are you consumed with work, neglecting yourself and your relationships? What if you made the choice to focus on what matters and cultivate connection—with yourself and others? What if such a shift in your priorities would allow you to lead with greater impact and influence?

    Relationship and Transformational Results Expert Wendy Darling is the founder of The Miraculous Living Institute. With 36-plus years of experience as a management and organizational consultant, master healer and coach, Darling has created the innovative Miraculous Living Method, a system that allows you to get the results you want with greater ease. She works with business leaders and their teams as well as private clients, and Darling trains other practitioners in her programs and methodology. She is the Amazon bestselling author of the groundbreaking book, The Miracle That is Your Life.

    Today, Darling explains how she works with executives and their teams to bring the happy back into an organization by way of engagement and contribution. She shares her Live-Love-Lead philosophy, describing the importance of fostering purpose and relationships first—before you can lead with maximum impact and influence. Listen in for Darling’s insight around the Miraculous Living Method and learn how to overcome the misalignment that’s holding you back, identify your unique gifts, and share your greatness with the world!

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Unhappiness is caused by living a life of SHOULD. Rather than doing what you think you’re supposed to, ask yourself, “What can I contribute?”

    Live, love and then lead. As a recovering workaholic, Darling had to learn to put her own oxygen mask on first. Now she prioritizes living a life that matters and cultivating relationships, and that allows her to lead with greater impact and influence.

    Believe in miracles. Darling argues that each and every one of us is a walking miracle, and it is your job to share that greatness and make the mark on the world that only you can.

    Get your mind in alignment with what you want. Darling’s Miraculous Living Method involves identifying what’s holding you back and then retraining your brain to overcome health issues, grow your business, manifest positive relationships, and ultimately make your dreams a reality.

    Recognize just how special you are. Because your gifts are such a natural part of who you are, you may not realize your own uniqueness.

    Connect with Wendy Darling

    The Miraculous Living Institute

    Email wendy@wendydarling.com

    Wendy Darling on LinkedIn

    Resources

    The Miracle That is Your Life by Wendy Darling

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  • Are you consumed with work, neglecting yourself and your relationships?...
  • Array ( [id] => 69af4f44-e835-11e8-9164-b728af8cad9b [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:47:53.874-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:23.254-08:00 [title] => Kelly Roach: Adopting the Habits of High-Performing Salespeople [pubdate] => 2018-10-10T08:37:00.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/69af4f44-e835-11e8-9164-b728af8cad9b/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => What differentiates high-performing salespeople from all the rest? How do they use their time differently? What tasks do they prioritize? And what is their mindset toward the process? - Kelly Roach is the founder and CEO of Kelly Roach Coaching, [summary] =>

    What differentiates high-performing salespeople from all the rest? How do they use their time differently? What tasks do they prioritize? And what is their mindset toward the process?

    Kelly Roach is the founder and CEO of Kelly Roach Coaching, a consulting firm that supports small business owners in achieving exponential profit, sales and income growth. Her diverse resume includes experience as an NFL Cheerleader and Fortune 500 Executive. In her corporate role, Roach was promoted seven times in eight years, quickly becoming one of Randstad Holding’s top-performing salespeople and eventually managing 100 people in 17 locations. In 2012, she made the decision to pursue entrepreneurship for its freedom and flexibility—and to fulfill her purpose in helping other entrepreneurs build profitable businesses around lives they love.

    Today, Roach shares her view of every life experience as a stepping stone, explaining how her time as an NFL cheerleader introduced her to strong empowered women and ultimately prepared her for entrepreneurship. She describes how to reignite a passion for work by reconnecting to your mission and offers advice on balancing work, family and a demanding travel schedule. Listen in for Roach’s insight around the habits of high-performing salespeople and learn how to approach sales with a nothing-to-lose mindset!

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Every life experience is a stepping stone. Roach contends that her time as an NFL cheerleader prepared her for entrepreneurship, helping her learn how to put herself out there in a big way.

    Top-performing salespeople use their time differently. Roach had early success in sales because she prioritized the things that get results. She spent the majority of her time in conversation with prospects and clients, making it a point to follow up and follow through.

    Nurture a nothing-to-lose mindset. Roach’s approach to sales begins with a recognition that the prospect is not paying her now, so a ‘no’ isn’t the end of the world. She frames sales as simply asking a qualified buyer to investigate your solution.

    Reignite your passion with a clear focus on WHY. If you’ve lost connection with your mission, Roach suggests beginning and ending each day with a reminder of your purpose, the meaning behind why you do what you do.

    Work toward balance by making family a priority. For every decision, Roach asks herself, “Is this the right thing for my family?”

    Connect with Kelly Roach

    Kelly Roach Coaching

    Unstoppable Success Radio

    Text biggerthanyou to 44222

    Resources

    Unstoppable: 9 Principles for Unlimited Success in Business & Life by Kelly Roach

    Bigger Than You: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Building an Unstoppable Team by Kelly Roach

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  • What differentiates high-performing salespeople from all the rest? How do...
  • Array ( [id] => 6a35152a-e835-11e8-9164-371d8d430648 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:47:54.751-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:24.001-08:00 [title] => Marie Swift: Attracting Business as a Thought Leader in Your Field [pubdate] => 2018-09-21T11:00:30.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/6a35152a-e835-11e8-9164-371d8d430648/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => The most effective way to attract business is through relationship or credibility marketing. Establish yourself as a thought leader in your field, and the clients will come to you! So, how do you step into the spotlight and position yourself as a credi... [summary] =>

    The most effective way to attract business is through relationship or credibility marketing. Establish yourself as a thought leader in your field, and the clients will come to you! So, how do you step into the spotlight and position yourself as a credible expert in your little corner of the universe?

    Marie Swift is the President and CEO of Impact Communications, a full-service PR and marketing communications firm that serves independent financial advisors and allied institutions. A thought leader in the realm of financial services, Swift hosts the Thought Leader Roundtable series and writes the popular Best Practices in the Financial Services Industry blog. She served as the Director of Corporate Communications for the Worldwide Investment Network before establishing her own firm in 1993. In the past 25 years, Swift’s work has appeared in Forbes, Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Advisor, and On Wall Street magazine, among many other publications, and she speaks regularly at professional conferences including TD Ameritrade Institutional, Pershing Advisor Services, Fidelity Investments, the Financial Planning Association, and the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors.

    Today, Swift shares her journey from corporate marketing to entrepreneurship, explaining how prioritizing her family led to the creation of Impact Communications. She walks us through the significant challenge she faced in having to let people go during the recession as well as her big win landing a contract with one of the top ten broker-dealer firms in the country. Listen in for Swift’s insight around giving your team members a sense of ownership, attracting business through relationship marketing, and leveraging video to position yourself as thought leader in your field.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    What matters most? Becoming a mother made Swift’s life working in corporate communications for a wealth management firm unmanageable. She reinvented herself as a freelancer for the sake of her family, and Impact Communications was born.

    Entrepreneurship comes with significant challenges. Swift was forced to let people go during the Great Recession, right-sizing her business based on the economy. This was no easy task, but the business emerged stronger.

    Give your team a sense of ownership. Every individual at Impact Communications has a role that makes a difference, no matter where they fall in the consulting and service-delivery spectrum.

    Become a thought leader and business will find you. Impact Communications walks the talk, attracting clients by way of credibility and relationship marketing.

    Leverage multimedia to become a celebrity in your corner of the universe. Digital assets like video can help you step into the spotlight and position yourself as a credible expert in your field.

    Connect with Marie Swift

    Impact Communications

    Impact on Facebook

    Marie Swift on Twitter

    Marie Swift on LinkedIn

    Marie Swift’s Best Practices Blog

    Resources

    The Advisor Thought Leader Summit

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  • The most effective way to attract business is through relationship...
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    For survival’s sake, we are hard-wired to scan for what’s wrong. The problem is, when we focus exclusively on what we don’t want and what’s not working, we get stuck in the negative. What if we could shift the conversation to the things that ARE working and what we DO want—and solve our problems along the way? What if we could leverage everyday conversations to dramatically improve outcomes in both our personal and professional lives?

    Cheri Torres is an author, speaker and catalyst for change. She specializes in leadership and team development, partnering with clients to facilitate positive organizational change through Appreciative Inquiry. Torres is also an entrepreneur, founding the management consultancy Innovation Partners International as well as NextMove, a firm that helps organizations invigorate collaboration and create a culture of excellence. She is the author and co-author of numerous books and articles, including Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement.

    Today, Torres shares the Appreciative Inquiry conversation model, explaining how a focus on what IS working opens us up to higher-order thinking. She describes the top two components of conversations worth having: generative inquiry and positive framing. Listen in for Torres’ insight on improving outcomes for our organizations and relationships by way of Appreciative Inquiry—and learn to make a conscious choice to scan for what’s RIGHT!

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Appreciative Inquiry is an approach to organizational change and design that focuses on the best of what IS and what’s possible. Rather than looking at what’s wrong and how to fix it, Appreciative Inquiry asks: What do we want? Where can we go together? How do we get there?

    By focusing on what’s working, we open ourselves to higher-order thinking. Torres contends that we are energized by our successes, and directing our attention there leads to creativity and innovation.

    Worthwhile conversations begin with great questions. Torres explains that inviting people to share information (rather than making statements) breeds deeper understanding and connection.

    Positive framing means choosing a tone and direction that moves us toward what we want. The process of Appreciate Inquiry is not about ignoring the negative but finding the pockets in an organization where things are going right—and replicating what works through the system as a whole.

    Connect with Cheri Torres

    NextMove

    Innovation Partners International

    Cheri Torres on LinkedIn

    Cheri Torres on Twitter

    Cheri Torres on Facebook

    Resources

    Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement by Jackie Stavros and Cheri Torres

    Jackie Stavros on LinkedIn

    Jackie Stavros at Lawrence Technical University

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  • For survival’s sake, we are hard-wired to scan for what’s...
  • Array ( [id] => 6b463bba-e835-11e8-9164-435be8517b2b [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:47:56.541-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:25.298-08:00 [title] => Monica Eaton-Cardone: Innovating Past Your Setbacks [pubdate] => 2018-08-24T11:00:30.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/6b463bba-e835-11e8-9164-435be8517b2b/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => As an entrepreneur, you are guaranteed to face challenges. The difference between failure and success hinges on how you handle those setbacks. Do you throw in the towel? Or do you innovate past your problems and find a way to prevent them from happenin... [summary] =>

    As an entrepreneur, you are guaranteed to face challenges. The difference between failure and success hinges on how you handle those setbacks. Do you throw in the towel? Or do you innovate past your problems and find a way to prevent them from happening again?

    Monica Eaton-Cardone is a powerhouse entrepreneur and business leader with expertise in technology, eCommerce, risk relativity and payment-processing solutions. She is the COO of Chargebacks911 and CIO of its parent company, Global Risk Technologies. Eaton-Cardone was a finalist for the 2016 Women in IT International Star of the Year and the 2016 ETA Technology Innovation Star Award, and she was recently named as a finalist for the 2018 Woman in PayTech Award.

    Today, Eaton-Cardone shares her unconventional path to entrepreneurship, explaining how being forced into computer programming electives as a high school student uncovered her aptitude for technology. She addresses why other countries are making strides we’re not to promote women in finance, engineering and technology—and how we might reposition those careers to stress the design and relationship-building aspects of those fields. Listen in for Eaton-Cardone’s insight on innovating past your setbacks and learn how to develop a shatterproof sense of self-worth!

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    To promote more women in fields like tech and finance, a bottom-up approach is most effective. Eaton-Cardone discovered her affinity for computer programming because she switched high schools, and the other electives were already filled. She believes that requiring courses in technology and engineering will help girls discover that they have an aptitude for those disciplines.

    The skills necessary for software development are very similar to those used in interior design. Eaton-Cardone argues that both involve creating something of artistic value, and if we reposition careers in finance and technology to stress the design and/or communication aspects, more women would show an interest.

    Innovate past your problems. Eaton-Cardone credits her success to persevering through the difficult times and finding ways to prevent setbacks from happening again. In fact, a product she developed to resolve her own problem as an online merchant has become Chargebacks 911, a thriving company in its own right.

    No one should be able to shatter your self-worth. Eaton-Cardone defines self-worth as an awareness of your achievements and confidence in your ability to learn. She trusts that there is no problem that can’t be solved, and she doesn’t allow other’s opinions to hold her back.

    Connect with Monica Eaton-Cardone

    Monica Eaton-Cardone on LinkedIn

    Monica Eaton-Cardone on Twitter

    Monica Eaton-Cardone’s Blog

    Chargebacks911

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  • As an entrepreneur, you are guaranteed to face challenges. The...
  • Array ( [id] => 6bce32c2-e835-11e8-9164-83ed81252c8a [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:47:57.432-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:25.948-08:00 [title] => Priscilla McKinney: Start with WHY to Build the Business (and Life!) You Want [pubdate] => 2018-08-10T11:00:28.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/6bce32c2-e835-11e8-9164-83ed81252c8a/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => If it’s not important to do right now… Is it really important to do? It is easy for entrepreneurs and business leaders to get caught up in the busyness of our own design, letting a stack of What If projects grow until they consume us. [summary] =>

    If it’s not important to do right now… Is it really important to do? It is easy for entrepreneurs and business leaders to get caught up in the busyness of our own design, letting a stack of What If projects grow until they consume us. But we don’t have to get caught up in the ‘burden of the backburner.’ We can stop, take stock, and build the life we want based on a clear purpose. We can start with WHY.

    Priscilla McKinney is the CEO and resident Mama Bird at Little Bird Marketing, a boutique agency based in Joplin, Missouri. Little Bird works with premiere brands, helping them gain clarity around messaging and develop an annual plan for content delivery and lead generation that aligns with their sales goals. McKinney also serves as the host of Ponderings from the Perch: A Modern Podcast for the Modern Entrepreneur.

    Today, McKinney explains how others saw her potential in the realm of marketing when she did not. She shares the lessons she learned when her creative studio burned to the ground and how the experience helped her to ponder the WHY—and build the business AND the life she wanted. Listen in for McKinney’s insight on what she calls ‘the burden of the backburner’ and learn how to let go of the What If projects and focus on what’s important to do right now!

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Listen to the people who see you. McKinney took over a local advertising firm when the woman who owned it pointed out that marketing is her native genius.

    Start with WHY. Little Bird Marketing is different because McKinney’s team asks good questions up front to help clients get clarity regarding their desired outcome.

    Your business is the people. When McKinney’s creative studio burned to the ground, it gave her the opportunity to carve out the business she wanted—and the life she wanted around that business.

    If it’s not important to do right now, it’s not important to do. It is easy for entrepreneurs to get buried under the pressure of What If projects—but rebuilding after the fire in her studio helped McKinney get free of the ‘burden of the backburner.’

    Team up with premiere brands. To avoid disingenuous marketing, Little Bird makes it a point to work with companies that deliver at an 8, 9 or 10, simply bringing their branding and content strategy up to the same standards.

    Connect with Priscilla McKinney

    Little Bird Marketing

    Priscilla McKinney on LinkedIn

    Email priscilla@littlebirdmarketing.com

    Resources

    Little Bird Marketing Free Resources

    Ponderings from the Perch Podcast

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  • If it’s not important to do right now… Is it...
  • Array ( [id] => 6c58cb62-e835-11e8-9164-4b80dfa3afdd [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:47:58.340-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:26.646-08:00 [title] => Jessica Higgins: The Separation of Women In Business [pubdate] => 2018-07-27T11:01:41.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/6c58cb62-e835-11e8-9164-4b80dfa3afdd/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => To rise through the ranks of corporate leadership, women learn to fight. But that competitive attitude often means that we feel threatened by other women in the workplace and hold each other back rather than lifting each other up. [summary] =>

    To rise through the ranks of corporate leadership, women learn to fight. But that competitive attitude often means that we feel threatened by other women in the workplace and hold each other back rather than lifting each other up. How can we let go of a ‘me versus you’ mentality and shift to a collectivist view that benefits us all? How can we be mindful about banding together as women in business?

    Jessica Higgins is an organizational workplace expert, strategic consultant and author of the new book, 10 Skills for Effective Business Communication. Huffington Post named her one of the Breakthrough Female Founders of 2017, and her work has been published in Entrepreneur, Thrive Global and The Ladders. Higgins holds executive and board positions in companies in the arts, consulting and technology space, and she regularly speaks on issues including women in the workplace, female entrepreneurs and the future of work.

    On this episode of The Female Insight Zone, Higgins discusses the ‘me versus you’ mentality that fosters competition among women in business. She shares the mindset shift that helped her transition from being a fighter to being a leader and what she is doing to mentor other female business leaders and entrepreneurs. Listen in for Higgins’ advice around banding together as women and taking on new challenges with confidence.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Women must break free from the ‘me versus you’ mentality. To climb the corporate ladder successfully, female business leaders often live in fight mode. But we cannot achieve equality until we stop competing against each other and shift to a collectivist view.

    Lift up other women through mentorship. Higgins is working to promote women in business by mentoring other women to develop a leadership presence and supporting fellow female entrepreneurs.

    Put your hand up. Too many women keep their heads down, believing they are not qualified for a particular role or raise. Higgins argues that no one walks into a new project or position knowing exactly what to do, and our job is to minimize the window of time it takes to ‘fake it until you make it.’

    Connect with Jessica Higgins

    Jessica Higgins’ Website

    Jessica Higgins on LinkedIn

    Jessica Higgins on Facebook

    Email jessica@cultured-group.com

    Resources

    10 Skills for Effective Business Communication: Practical Strategies from the World’s Greatest Leaders by Jessica Higgins, JD, MBA, BB

    Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

    The Red Zone Leadership Foundation

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  • To rise through the ranks of corporate leadership, women learn...
  • Array ( [id] => 6cd64dee-e835-11e8-9164-db371b670bbd [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:47:59.163-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:27.363-08:00 [title] => Jessica Higgins: Developing a Mindset of Wealth Accumulation [pubdate] => 2018-07-27T11:00:34.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/6cd64dee-e835-11e8-9164-db371b670bbd/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => While men are taught to build wealth and careers, marketing teaches women to spend money on the products and services that will make us beautiful. Jessica Higgins contends that this messaging actually pits us against success. So, [summary] =>

    While men are taught to build wealth and careers, marketing teaches women to spend money on the products and services that will make us beautiful. Jessica Higgins contends that this messaging actually pits us against success. So, how do we overcome this deep-seated cultural conditioning to develop a mindset of wealth accumulation? How do we learn to look out for ourselves first?

    Higgins is a researcher, consultant and marketing communications professional who supports business leaders and entrepreneurs in understanding the impacts of emerging cultural trends. Higgins holds executive and board positions in companies in the arts, consulting and technology space, and she is the author of the newly-released book, 10 Skills for Effective Business Communication.

    Today, Higgins explains how the pursuit of continuous learning contributes to her success. She shares current cultural trends toward cryptocurrency and AI, discussing the small number of women who are adopting these emergent technologies and the complex cultural motives behind our hesitation. Higgins also walks us through the themes of her forthcoming book, discussing the importance of communication skills like listening and empathy in creating influence at scale. Listen in for Higgins’ insight on surrounding ourselves with a trustworthy team and developing a mindset of wealth accumulation.

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Women are less likely than men to adopt emergent technologies. Cultural trends toward digital currency and artificial intelligence have big implications for the way we work moving forward, yet only 8% of women are using cryptocurrency, for example.

    Marketing teaches women to spend money. While men are taught to build wealth, advertising encourages women to depart with our money to look pretty. Higgins contends that this pits us against financial freedom and wealth accumulation.

    Develop a mindset of wealth accumulation. Higgins advocates for women to look out for themselves first, setting intentions and then acting in selfishly as necessary to achieve success.

    Communication is key in creating influence at scale. To affect true change, business leaders must hone their skills in areas like listening, negotiation and empathy.

    Make communication as human as possible. Only 8% of the messages we send come from the words themselves, while the rest is communicated by tonality and body language.

    Surround yourself with people you trust. If we choose to work with someone who is unethical, it’s only a matter of time before this will become a point of contention.

    Connect with Jessica Higgins

    Jessica Higgins’ Website

    Jessica Higgins on LinkedIn

    Jessica Higgins on Facebook

    Email jessica@cultured-group.com

    Resources

    10 Skills for Effective Business Communication: Practical Strategies from the World’s Greatest Leaders by Jessica Higgins, JD, MBA, BB

    How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job by Sally Helgesen

    Coinbase

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  • While men are taught to build wealth and careers, marketing...
  • Array ( [id] => 6d6310f8-e835-11e8-9164-e79b7dc0a82a [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:00.084-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:28.911-08:00 [title] => Nikki Barua: Accelerating Digital Transformation [pubdate] => 2018-07-13T11:00:27.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/6d6310f8-e835-11e8-9164-e79b7dc0a82a/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => How can Fortune 500 companies compete in a technology-driven era? As emerging startups adapt quickly and disrupt industry after industry, traditional businesses have no choice but to undergo a digital transformation, [summary] =>

    How can Fortune 500 companies compete in a technology-driven era? As emerging startups adapt quickly and disrupt industry after industry, traditional businesses have no choice but to undergo a digital transformation, to be as agile as up-and-coming entrepreneurs.

    Nikki Barua is the founder and CEO of Beyond Curious, a sought-after consultancy that partners with large companies to accelerate digital transformation. Barua started the company in 2011 with the intention of helping big companies innovate like startups, and she has made it her mission to support business leaders in gaining a clarity of purpose as they guide organizations through change. Barua is an award-winning entrepreneur, and her story has been featured in national media including Fortune, Forbes and CNBC. She is also the author of Beyond Barriers: How to Unlock Your Limitless Potential.

    Today, Barua explains how she got into the business of ‘making elephants run,’ discussing the challenging early days of her business and how she persevered despite a 100% rejection rate. She describes the work of Beyond Curious as a catalyst for change, walking us through the transformation of products, capabilities and culture facilitated by her team. Listen in for Barua’s insight on diversity as the fuel for innovation and learn how digital transformation affords large companies the adaptability to remain competitive in a technology-driven world.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    The #1 skill set is adaptability. Barua built her business on the idea of ‘making elephants run,’ helping Fortune 500 companies develop the ability to be as agile and quick to pivot as emerging startups.

    Solicit feedback every time. Barua’s RFP was rejected eleven times before she landed her first big client, and she credits her eventual success to the fact that she applied their feedback to make the proposal better each time—closing the gap between their needs and what she had to offer.

    Get to the island and burn the boat. Barua believed in her vision for Beyond Curious, and she didn’t have a Plan B. This forced her to tap into a next-level resourcefulness, creativity and persistence that pushed her forward.

    To compete in a technology-driven era, traditional companies must undergo a digital transformation. Beyond Curious supports companies in rethinking their business model, translating ideas to products faster, and adapting their culture to facilitate innovation.

    Diversity is the fuel for innovation. Barua sees a connection between embracing diversity and adopting a growth mindset, and she argues that diversity is a competency companies need in order to thrive and adapt to change.

    Connect with Nikki Barua

    Beyond Curious

    Nikki Barua’s Website

    Nikki on LinkedIn

    Nikki on Twitter

    Resources

    Beyond Barriers: How to Unlock Your Limitless Potential by Nikki Barua

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  • How can Fortune 500 companies compete in a technology-driven era?...
  • Array ( [id] => 6e0269c8-e835-11e8-9164-d3ce844416f4 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:01.128-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:29.670-08:00 [title] => Sally Helgesen: Breaking the Habits That Hold Women Back [pubdate] => 2018-06-15T11:00:20.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/6e0269c8-e835-11e8-9164-d3ce844416f4/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => What keeps talented, hardworking women from attaining positions of leadership? Yes, there are cultural and structural issues at play, but how can we put ourselves in a position to influence and shape those structures? [summary] =>

    What keeps talented, hardworking women from attaining positions of leadership? Yes, there are cultural and structural issues at play, but how can we put ourselves in a position to influence and shape those structures? How do women identify—and break—the habits that hold us back?

    Sally Helgesen has 30-plus years of experience in the field of women’s leadership. As an author, speaker and consultant, she helps women recognize, articulate and act on their greatest strengths. Helgesen’s books include bestseller The Female Advantage, hailed as ‘the classic work’ on women’s leadership styles, and The Web of Inclusion, credited with bringing the language of inclusion into the business. She is a sought-after facilitator and keynote speaker for corporations, partnership firms and universities around the world, and Helgesen has consulted for the United Nations and led seminars at the Harvard Graduate School for Education and Smith College.

    Today, Helgesen walks us through several of the habits discussed in her new book, How Women Rise, explaining the value in promoting our achievements and the danger in overvaluing expertise. She offers insight around setting manageable goals and engaging allies for support as well as letting go of judgement by adopting an ‘oh well’ approach to mistakes. Listen in as Helgeson describes how we can leverage our strengths as women and break the habits that hold us back!

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Be clear about your contributions and claim your value. To move up in an organization, women must find a comfortable way to promote their achievements.

    Expertise will only get you so far. Mastering the details of the position you’re in now can make you indispensable in THAT role and prevent you from moving up! Don’t make the mistake of putting your job before your career.

    Start with one habit. Choose one manageable goal to work on first; for example, you might make it a point to communicate more concisely in a weekly meeting.

    Engage allies and ask for help. Women who recruit peer coaches and solicit feedback from others are much more successful than those who try to change habits on their own.

    Adopt an ‘oh well’ approach. Let go of judgement—of yourself AND others.

    Every problematic habit is rooted in a strength. Don’t overly react against your natural tendencies. Qualities such as conscientiousness, loyalty, modesty and concern for others are valuable; in fact, they got you where you are!

    Connect with Sally Helgesen

    Sally Helgesen’s Website

    Sally Helgesen on LinkedIn

    How Women Rise

    Resources

    How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job by Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith

    The Female Vision: Women’s Real Power at Work by Sally Helgesen

    The Female Advantage: Women’s Ways of Leadership by Sally Helgesen

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  • What keeps talented, hardworking women from attaining positions of leadership?...
  • Array ( [id] => 6e8dd436-e835-11e8-9164-af08cc316aa7 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:02.042-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:30.392-08:00 [title] => Dr. Anita Sanchez: The Four Sacred Gifts [pubdate] => 2018-06-01T11:00:27.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/6e8dd436-e835-11e8-9164-af08cc316aa7/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => We often feel as if we must cut off certain parts of ourselves depending on the circumstances, especially when it comes to the way we show up at work. But Dr. Anita Sanchez contends that this separation and misalignment is what causes suffering, [summary] =>

    We often feel as if we must cut off certain parts of ourselves depending on the circumstances, especially when it comes to the way we show up at work. But Dr. Anita Sanchez contends that this separation and misalignment is what causes suffering, and if we want to do our best work, we need to tap into the four sacred gifts and maintain our wholeness—the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of ourselves.

    Dr. Sanchez has spent four decades sharing indigenous wisdom with executives and their teams all over the world. She draws on the teachings of her Aztec and Mexican-American heritage as well as the latest science to inspire and equip leaders to enjoy meaningful, empowered lives and careers. Dr. Sanchez serves as a transformational leadership consultant, speaker and coach, and she is the author of the bestseller The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times.

    Today, Dr. Sanchez explains the concept of transformational leadership, discussing the way that true transformational leaders inspire their teams rather than trying to manage them. She walks us through the four sacred gifts: the power to forgive the unforgiveable, the power of unity, the power to heal, and the power of hope in action. Listen in for Dr. Sanchez’s insight around applying indigenous wisdom to business in a way that allows people to keep their wholeness, develop supportive relationships, and leverage hope as an energy source.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    People don’t need to be managed, they need to be inspired. True transformational leaders serve in aligning the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical aspects of every employee.

    Harness the power to forgive the unforgiveable. Rather than hanging on to hurt or mistreatment and being imprisoned by it, we must use our energy for what we want to create in the world.

    Connection makes everything possible. We need to see past the illusion of separation that is causing the current division and divisiveness in the world and move into positive action. As Dr. Sanchez puts it, ‘The GPS doesn’t work if you’re standing still.’

    We can’t give what we don’t have. For true healing to occur, we must first adopt an unconditional love of self.

    Hope is an energy source—and a choice. We can draw on the magic of hope if we sit still and allow the unimaginable to arise, and no one can take that away from us.

    Connect with Dr. Anita Sanchez

    Sanchez, Tennis & Associates

    Four Sacred Gifts

    Resources

    The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times by Anita L. Sanchez

    Libby Gill on The Female Insight Zone

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  • We often feel as if we must cut off certain...
  • Array ( [id] => 6f2bb0ac-e835-11e8-9164-63147b60748f [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:03.077-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:31.129-08:00 [title] => Robin Farmanfarmaian: Becoming a Thought Leader [pubdate] => 2018-05-18T11:00:15.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/6f2bb0ac-e835-11e8-9164-63147b60748f/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => To develop a reputation as a thought-leader in your industry, you must look at your life as a business and invest a significant amount of time and money in your own success. Are you willing to become your own Chief Strategy Officer? [summary] =>

    To develop a reputation as a thought-leader in your industry, you must look at your life as a business and invest a significant amount of time and money in your own success. Are you willing to become your own Chief Strategy Officer? To hire coaches and a PR team? To practice your first presentation 40 times before taking the stage?

    Robin Farmanfarmaian is a professional speaker, serial entrepreneur and angel investor working in cutting-edge technology and medicine, and she has a deep understanding of how artificial intelligence is likely to impact and disrupt the healthcare space in the next ten years. Farmanfarmaian currently serves as the VP of Business Development at Actavalon, a startup working to cure cancer, and she is an angel investor in Dance Biopharm Holdings, a company developing inhaled insulin products to treat diabetes— among many other projects. Her book, The Patient as CEO: How Technology Empowers the Healthcare Consumer, is a bestseller on Amazon.

    Today, Farmanfarmaian shares the story behind The Patient as CEO, explaining how a misdiagnosis led her to take charge of her own healthcare. She addresses the advances that have been made in medicine to this point and how technology is dramatically accelerating our progress moving forward. Listen in for Farmanfarmaian’s insight around developing the confidence to thrive and investing the necessary time, effort and capital in becoming a thought leader in your field.

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Become the CEO of your own healthcare. Farmanfarmaian’s misdiagnosis at the age of 16 led to countless hospitalizations and multiple surgeries—before she took control. She was finally diagnosed correctly and went into remission overnight.

    The human body is an incredibly complex system. Yes, we have made great strides in our understanding, and life expectancy has doubled in the last 100 years. But we still only have treatments for a few hundred of the more than 10K known human diseases.

    Technology is dramatically accelerating human progress in healthcare. AI allows us to apply machine learning to massive data sets, providing insights that would otherwise take us years to discover.

    View your thought-leadership as a business. Farmanfarmaian invested a great deal of time, effort AND capital to become a sought-after speaker. She hired high-end coaches, designers and a marketing team, and she practiced her first presentation 40 times before delivering it on stage!

    You are that strong. Farmanfarmaian’s secret weapon is confidence coupled with a strong sense of mission. Despite the extreme trauma she has experienced, Farmanfarmaian is determined to positively impact 100M patients worldwide.

    Connect with Robin Farmanfarmaian

    The Patient CEO

    Robin Farmanfarmaian on LinkedIn

    Robin Farmanfarmaian on Facebook

    Robin Farmanfarmaian on Twitter

    Resources

    The Patient as CEO: How Technology Empowers the Healthcare Consumer by Robin Farmanfarmaian

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  • To develop a reputation as a thought-leader in your industry,...
  • Array ( [id] => 6fb5e240-e835-11e8-9164-8b32e33ad5b4 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:03.983-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:31.903-08:00 [title] => Dr. Natalie Nixon: Accelerating Innovation with Rigor and Wonder [pubdate] => 2018-05-04T11:00:33.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/6fb5e240-e835-11e8-9164-8b32e33ad5b4/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Businesses that thrive long-term continue to innovate, even when they are at the top of their game. If the Kodaks of the world don’t disrupt themselves, someone else certainly will. So, the question becomes, [summary] =>

    Businesses that thrive long-term continue to innovate, even when they are at the top of their game. If the Kodaks of the world don’t disrupt themselves, someone else certainly will. So, the question becomes, how does an organization continue to drive growth and generate new ideas—even if there is no one in the rearview mirror? Dr. Natalie Nixon contends that the key to accelerating innovation lies in the ebb and flow between rigor and wonder.

    Dr. Nixon is the Founder and Principal at Figure 8 Thinking, a consultancy dedicated to helping organizations accelerate innovation by connecting the dots between creativity and strategy. A design strategist and hybrid thinker, she leverages her background in service design, anthropology and fashion to support clients in cultural transformation, leadership development, and team collaboration. Nixon is also a Fellow at the Paris d.School and a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, and she created the Strategic Design MBA program at Philadelphia University. Nixon is a frequent contributor to Inc. magazine, and she has been a featured speaker at the Business Innovation Factory, 360 Possibilities and The Copenhagen Institute for Interactive Design.

    Today, Nixon shares the connection between her background in anthropology and fashion, explaining how she sees the world from a ‘worm’s eye view.’ She discusses how her business, Figure 8 Thinking, evolved from a talk on improvising at work she delivered at TEDx Philadelphia in 2014. Nixon describes how companies can accelerate innovation by driving growth based on consumer needs, hiring from a non-traditional wheelhouse, and benchmarking progress against a wide variety of sectors. Listen in for Nixon’s insight around kinesthetic learning and the balance between wonder and rigor.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Drive the growth of your business based on the needs of the consumer. Nixon contends that if you focus on the end-user, profitability, efficiency and productivity will follow.

    Ensure thought diversity by hiring from a variety of sectors. More diverse inputs result in more innovative outputs, so companies willing to hire anthropologists, psychologists and artists will naturally accelerate innovation.

    Benchmark your team against other sectors. Rather than simply making comparisons with others in your industry, Nixon suggests casting a wider net to determine what ‘best in class’ really means.

    A superiority complex can be fatal. Nixon argues that companies like Kodak fail when they lose their curiosity. A false sense of security and resistance to change leaves a company ripe for disruption.

    Physical activity helps balance the mind. Nixon’s recent return to the dance studio is fueling her creativity and outlook in a positive way.

    Rigor cannot be sustained without wonder. Corporate culture emphasizes structure and processes, but problem-solving only happens when we balance that rigor with the time to daydream—to pause and suppose.

    Connect with Dr. Natalie Nixon

    Figure 8 Thinking

    Dr. Nixon on BigSpeak

    Resources

    Dr. Nixon at TEDx Philadelphia

    Strategic Design Thinking: Innovation in Products, Services, Experiences and Beyond edited by Natalie Nixon

    Dr. Nixon’s Column in Inc.

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  • Businesses that thrive long-term continue to innovate, even when they...
  • Array ( [id] => 7041aa5a-e835-11e8-9164-4b3f5c9c035a [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:04.899-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:32.574-08:00 [title] => Kimmie Greene: Taking Fear Off the Table to Pursue Entrepreneurship [pubdate] => 2018-04-20T11:00:12.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/7041aa5a-e835-11e8-9164-4b3f5c9c035a/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Who is #BackingYou? - What would you do if you could take fear off the table and fully commit to yourself? Would it give you the courage to put yourself in the driver’s seat and become an entrepreneur? To reach out and ask for peer support? [summary] =>

    Who is #BackingYou?

    What would you do if you could take fear off the table and fully commit to yourself? Would it give you the courage to put yourself in the driver’s seat and become an entrepreneur? To reach out and ask for peer support? To go after backing for your business through non-traditional models?

    Kimmie Greene is a finance expert and business mentor at Intuit and the spokeswoman for QuickBooks Self-Employed, a division of Intuit that provides freelancers and independent contractors with an easy and affordable way to manage their finances and save money during tax season. Prior to QuickBooks, Greene spent two years running her own PR firm, building a business that generated $250K in annual revenue.

    Today, Greene shares the inspiration behind her decision to become an entrepreneur and how that experience allows her to connect in an authentic way with clients at QuickBooks Self-Employed. She discusses her top takeaways from the recent Create & Cultivate conference celebrating female entrepreneurship, explaining the value of committing to yourself and learning from other women. Greene speaks to the fear of money, offering advice on how to discuss your fees with confidence. Listen in for Greene’s insight around non-traditional funding models and tools to support your financial well-being.

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Entrepreneurship puts you in the driver’s seat. Greene’s had been cast as the ‘tech person’ in corporate PR, but her decision to freelance gave her the chance to spread her wings and take on projects in other areas.

    Take fear off the table and commit to yourself. You cannot expect others to back you until you have moved past the fear and made the decision to back yourself—100%.

    Take advantage of peer learning. Reach out to other women entrepreneurs with questions and learn from their experiences.

    Overcome the fear of money by putting it in writing. Greene suggests that asking other freelancers in your market what they’re charging and publishing your fees in the form of a contract will afford you confidence.

    Be sure you are on solid ground with your personal finances before you start a business. Financial well-being allows you to say ‘yes’ to the right clients, projects and opportunities.

    Look into non-traditional funding models. Venture capital and bank loans are not the only choices. Consider self-funding and crowdfunding campaigns to finance your business.

    Connect with Kimmie Greene

    QuickBooks

    QuickBooks on Facebook

    QuickBooks on Twitter

    QuickBooks on YouTube

    Resources

    Mint

    TurboTax

    Create & Cultivate

    Indiegogo

    GoFundMe

    Kickstarter

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  • Who is #BackingYou? What would you do if you could...
  • Array ( [id] => 70c3a5aa-e835-11e8-9164-cbc350f7ceb3 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:05.751-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:33.230-08:00 [title] => MarBeth Dunn: Harnessing Your Miracle Power [pubdate] => 2018-04-13T11:00:19.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/70c3a5aa-e835-11e8-9164-cbc350f7ceb3/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => There are things you simply cannot control in your personal and professional life… But you CAN control your thoughts—and thoughts have the power to change reality. If you have been feeling like a victim of circumstance, [summary] =>

    There are things you simply cannot control in your personal and professional life… But you CAN control your thoughts—and thoughts have the power to change reality. If you have been feeling like a victim of circumstance, it’s time to shift your perspective, connect with the divine and harness your miracle power.

    MarBeth Dunn is a mindset, success and happiness coach with 30-plus years of experience in spiritual teaching. She trains business professionals to create personal and economic miracles, using her intuitive abilities and the powerful Miracle Activation Technology system to offer clients greater confidence, financial success and emotional freedom. Dunn has been featured on several media outlets across the US, including FOX, CBS and NBC.

    Today, Dunn shares the personal story of how she harnessed the ability to change her thoughts and attract miracles in her personal and professional life. She explains the value in cultivating peace in order to ‘ride the coattails of the divine.’ Listen in for Dunn’s insight on visualizing the situations you want to create and reframing negativity by asking, ‘What good could come of this?’

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Thoughts can change your reality. Many years ago, Dunn was struggling in her business and personal life, seeing herself as a victim. The moment she realized that the ability to change her thoughts gave her power, miracles started to happen.

    There is no such thing as an idle thought. Every thought has power.

    Cultivate peace. Dunn contends that you always have the choice to get embroiled in conflict or opt for peace, and peace affords a connection with the divine.

    Reframe a situation by asking, ‘What good could come of this?’ A shift in perspective leaves you open to possibilities—and frees you from being locked into desperation.

    Visualize yourself in the situation you want to create. If you need new clients, for example, visual yourself interacting with new clients and feeling good about it.

    Connect with MarBeth Dunn

    Your Miracle Power Website

    Miracle Mindset on Facebook

    Free Consult Application

    Resources

    MarBeth Dunn’s Free eBook

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  • There are things you simply cannot control in your personal...
  • Array ( [id] => 7143b466-e835-11e8-9164-83ed953bbd1b [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:06.590-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:33.926-08:00 [title] => Libby Gill: Hope IS a Business Strategy [pubdate] => 2018-04-08T08:45:10.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/7143b466-e835-11e8-9164-83ed953bbd1b/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => The business world often downplays the role of hopefulness in the workplace, maintaining that hope is not a viable approach. But if you’d ever worked in an office where people felt hopeless, you know that progress is not possible without it. [summary] =>

    The business world often downplays the role of hopefulness in the workplace, maintaining that hope is not a viable approach. But if you’d ever worked in an office where people felt hopeless, you know that progress is not possible without it. Libby Gill believes that hope IS a strategy, and she uses research around hope theory to give her clients the discipline and competitive advantage necessary in today’s rapidly changing world.

    Gill is an executive leadership coach, keynote speaker and bestselling author. After heading communications at media giants Universal, Sony and Turner Broadcasting, Gill left the corporate world to found Libby Gill & Company, a coaching and consulting firm focused on helping high-performing individuals and organizations navigate challenge and change. Gill’s client roster includes Comcast, Disney, Honda, Microsoft, and Warner Brothers, among many others. She has appeared on CNN, NPR, and The Today Show, and Gill is the author of the award-winning YOU UNSTUCK. Her latest book, Hope IS a Strategy hits shelves April 10, 2018.

    Today, Gill shares her early achievement in the corporate world, explaining how a willingness to take on new challenges contributed to her success. She defines ‘riskophobia,’ discussing how the predisposition for safety can hold us back personally and professionally. Gill speaks to hope theory and the need for hopefulness in the workplace to facilitate risk-taking and innovation. Listen in for Gill’s insight on changing habits and staying hopeful with a daily meditation practice.

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Raise your hand. Gill attributes her corporate success to a willingness to take on new responsibilities and lean on her team.

    Even if you fail, you’re not going to fall apart. Humans are hardwired to avoid danger, and we often give in to our predisposition for safety. But Gill contends that you need to get past the ‘riskophobia’ and take on the next challenge.

    Hope is the jet fuel for life. Gill argues that hope is the missing link in the workforce, and she coaches leaders in building a sense of hopefulness that allows for risk-taking and innovation.

    It takes much longer than 21 days to form a habit. Research has determined that 66 days or longer is more accurate, and Gill suggests establishing a trigger that makes the new habit automatic—a hardwired part of our routine.

    Bring the entire team in on the coaching process. In Gill’s work coaching leaders, she finds it useful to include the team in both identifying blind spots and recognizing behavior change.

    Stay hopeful with a daily meditation practice. Whether you choose to run, chant, pray or read, starting each day with the right tone helps you get past the fear, doubt and insecurity—and stay positive.

    Connect with Libby Gill

    Libby Gill & Company

    Libby Gill on YouTube

    Libby Gill on Facebook

    Libby Gill on Twitter

    Libby Gill on Instagram

    Resources

    The Hope-Driven Leader: Harness the Power of Positivity at Work by Libby Gill

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  • The business world often downplays the role of hopefulness in...
  • Array ( [id] => 71c3151c-e835-11e8-9164-0fdf5e3a40cb [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:07.425-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:35.418-08:00 [title] => Christine Monaghan: Responding to Stressful Situations [pubdate] => 2018-03-23T11:00:35.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/71c3151c-e835-11e8-9164-0fdf5e3a40cb/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => 87% of employees experience physical, psychological or behavioral symptoms of poor mental health, resulting in between $17 and $44 billion in lost productivity. - There is an epidemic of presenteeism in our culture, [summary] =>

    87% of employees experience physical, psychological or behavioral symptoms of poor mental health, resulting in between $17 and $44 billion in lost productivity.

    There is an epidemic of presenteeism in our culture, a phenomenon in which employees are physically present at work, yet high levels of stress prevent them from getting much done. This stressed mindset results in choices made out of fear that take us further and further away from the things we really want. What can we do to shift our thinking and respond to stress in a way that serves us in reaching our highest potential?

    Christine Monaghan is a human-potential champion who works with individuals and organizations to inspire a solutions-based leadership approach that boosts productivity, engagement and profits. She is passionate about influencing others to replace stress and tap into optimum performance through a focus on mindful commitments, conversations and choices. Monaghan came to this work after enduring emergency heart surgery and the extreme anxiety that followed, and now she is on a mission to help others access new levels of potential from a place of ease versus stress.

    Today, Monaghan explains how she was able to view herself as a clean canvas in the aftermath of her near-death experience, focusing on the opportunity to create a new life rather than what she had lost. She discusses strategies for responding to stressful situations as opposed to reacting out of fear, working ON your life rather than IN it, and getting comfortable being uncomfortable. Listen in for Monaghan’s insight on calming your nervous system in stressful situations and making choices that get you closer to your goals.

    Key Interview Takeaways

    After a difficult experience, view yourself as a clean canvas. In the aftermath of Monaghan’s near-death experience, she chose to focus on the opportunity to create whatever she wanted rather than dwelling on what she lost.

    Reprogram your mind to respond to stressful situations versus reacting out of fear. Ask yourself if this choice will move you closer to or further away from how you want to feel and what you want in your life.

    Work ON your life rather than IN your life. This is the key to closing the gap between goal-setting and goal-achieving.

    Who you become in the process of achieving your goals is the gem. Reaching the goal itself is a second reward.

    If you’re feeling stressed, calm your nervous system and course correct. Touch the tip of your tongue to the roof of your mouth and take three deep breaths. Then, pause and make a choice that takes care of you and fulfills your responsibilities.

    Get comfortable being uncomfortable. Discomfort is a signal that you’re moving forward.

    Connect with Christine Monaghan

    Christine Monaghan’s Website

    Daily Life Mastery on Instagram

    Christine Monaghan on LinkedIn

    Resources

    HeartBroke, From Uncertainty to Possibility by Christine Monaghan

    Forbes 2018 Trends Article

    Deloitte Report on Workplace Mental Health and Wellbeing

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  • 87% of employees experience physical, psychological or behavioral symptoms of...
  • Array ( [id] => 7250f990-e835-11e8-9164-c7f06f567cbd [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:08.354-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:37.237-08:00 [title] => Frankie Picasso: Embracing Change to Become Unstoppable [pubdate] => 2018-03-09T11:00:20.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/7250f990-e835-11e8-9164-c7f06f567cbd/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Change is scary. It is also an opportunity. - And if we are too busy resisting change, we may end up passing on the opportunities—without even recognizing it. - Frankie Picasso has come to embrace change. After a serious motorcycle accident in 2003, [summary] =>

    Change is scary. It is also an opportunity.

    And if we are too busy resisting change, we may end up passing on the opportunities—without even recognizing it.

    Frankie Picasso has come to embrace change. After a serious motorcycle accident in 2003, she recreated her life and became a certified coach. Today, Picasso is an international SocialPreneur, talk show host and champion for change. She is the founder of The Good Media Network, a platform to help nonprofits reach a wider audience and connect with potential donors, and a professional artist whose work has been featured in the International Book of Contemporary Artists. Picasso is also the author of Midlife Mojo and No Bull Allowed.

    On this episode of The Female Insight Zone, Picasso defines what it means to be a SocialPreneur, explaining how her work makes a positive impact in the world. She discusses her coaching practice and how she helps clients navigate the danger and opportunity that accompanies change. Listen in for Picasso’s insight around the significance of understanding what you value and how to leverage Midlife Mojo as a prescription for change.

    Key Interview Takeaways

    SocialPreneurs are dedicated to doing good things in the world. Picasso is passionate about having a positive social impact through her work as an artist and as the founder of The Good Media Network.

    Change happens best in chaos. Transforming your life involves both danger and opportunity, and Picasso’s coaching practice is about helping people navigate the fear to take advantage of the opportunities.

    Understand what you value. Identify the places where your values and your life are not in alignment and you reveal where change is necessary.

    Midlife Mojo is a prescription for change. Picasso’s book seeks to help readers identify the underlying automatic commitments that are holding them back, overcome their fears and become UNSTOPPABLE.

    Connect with Frankie Picasso

    Unstoppable Frankie Picasso

    The Good Media Network

    Frankie Picasso on Fine Art America

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  • Change is scary. It is also an opportunity. And if...
  • Array ( [id] => 72da7062-e835-11e8-9164-1f03592ca9e7 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:09.255-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:37.934-08:00 [title] => Melinda Wittstock: Giving Women WINGS [pubdate] => 2018-02-23T11:00:15.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/72da7062-e835-11e8-9164-1f03592ca9e7/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => As female entrepreneurs and business leaders, we have a lot to overcome. But the first step is to get out of our own way. Maybe perfectionism is holding you back, or maybe you’re thinking too small. Today’s guest is on a mission to give you WINGS—Women... [summary] =>

    As female entrepreneurs and business leaders, we have a lot to overcome. But the first step is to get out of our own way. Maybe perfectionism is holding you back, or maybe you’re thinking too small. Today’s guest is on a mission to give you WINGS—Women, Innovating, Networking, Growing and Scaling—and turn your small business into an empire.

    Melinda Wittstock is a serial entrepreneur, award-winning journalist and content marketer. She has more than 25 years of experience as a host, journalist and executive across the world’s top media brands, and she has launched four successful media, tech and predictive analytics businesses of her own. Wittstock currently serves as the founder and CEO of Verifeed, a predictive social intelligence solution that helps businesses grow their brand and bottom line. She also hosts a podcast on female entrepreneurship called WINGS of Inspired Business to help women develop the confidence, connections and capital they need to achieve.

    Wittstock is a passionate advocate for women in business, committed to investing $10M in 100-plus female founded companies in the next ten years. Today she explains the concept of Return on Authenticity, discussing why talking to prospects as human beings leads to a higher return on investment. Wittstock speaks to the idea of building personal relationships at scale through social media marketing and the value in defining your ideal customer before you design a social media marketing campaign. Listen in for her insight around investing in female entrepreneurs and learn how her podcast is inspiring women to grow in business and in life.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Speak from the heart, and you will wildly outperform your competitors. Wittstock calls this idea the Return on Authenticity, and it is a much better measure of return than vanity metrics such as likes and followers.

    People do business with people. Companies do better when their leadership has a personal brand presence, and social media allows those leaders to build relationships with prospects at scale.

    Define your mission and your ideal customer FIRST. Verifeed’s software cannot help you with social media marketing until you know yourself. Once you have identified your ideal client, the platform helps you understand and engage those people over time.

    Too many women succeed in silence. Wittstock’s podcast, WINGS of Inspired Business, seeks to affirm and inspire female entrepreneurs and business leaders, exploring the connection between personal and business growth and manifesting the confidence they need to succeed.

    Successful women must give back to other female-owned businesses. Wittstock has plans to invest in 100 female-founded and women-run businesses in the next ten years.

    Connect with Melinda Wittstock

    Melinda Wittstock’s Website

    Melinda Wittstock’s Podcast

    Melinda Wittstock on LinkedIn

    Melinda Wittstock on Facebook

    Melinda Wittstock on Twitter

    Verifeed

    Verifeed on Twitter

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  • As female entrepreneurs and business leaders, we have a lot...
  • Array ( [id] => 736249a6-e835-11e8-9164-5f03946a5517 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:10.146-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:38.721-08:00 [title] => Mary Pat Knight: Transforming Leadership Through EQ [pubdate] => 2018-02-09T11:00:13.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/736249a6-e835-11e8-9164-5f03946a5517/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Financial results drive corporations, and this laser focus on achieving monetary goals often means a neglect in the areas of personal development and emotional intelligence. But the fact of the matter is that honing these skills does have a positive im... [summary] =>

    Financial results drive corporations, and this laser focus on achieving monetary goals often means a neglect in the areas of personal development and emotional intelligence. But the fact of the matter is that honing these skills does have a positive impact on the bottom line, as authentic leaders can both create a higher level of engagement among employees and inspire teams to perform at a higher level.

    Mary Pat Knight is a sought-after transformation strategist, business coach, and EQ expert. Her training programs help corporate leaders sharpen their emotional intelligence to attain high-level, authentic leadership. As the founder and CEO of Leaders Inspired, Knight employs a transformational process to guide executives through times of change, motivate employee engagement and create healthy teams. She is passionate about helping executives lead from the heart while producing phenomenal business results.

    Knight boasts more than 30 years of experience in the areas of executive coaching, operations, strategic planning, marketing and HR. Today she explains the value of dedicating work time to personal development, emotional intelligence and leadership, offering her insight on the bottom-line impact this training can have on businesses. She discusses her experience watching women wear masks to protect themselves in the corporate environment, and how that led to her commitment to the development of authentic leaders. Listen in for Knight’s take on using your voice to be the greater good in the world and making a commitment to your own personal development.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Organizations would do well to dedicate time to personal development, emotional intelligence, and leadership. Knight argues that this commitment would not only impact the corporate environment, it would positively effect families, communities and the world at large.

    Personal development and emotional intelligence training have a positive bottom-line impact on businesses. Organizations with a commitment to personal leadership create a high level of engagement among employees and retain leaders who inspire teams to perform at a higher level.

    Creating a heart-based culture has a positive impact on sales. Knight works with a large heating and air conditioning company that shifted their approach to customer interaction and saw an increase in profits as a result.

    Use your voice to be the greater good in the world. It is important for us women to find and then sustain our voices, rather than donning a mask that keeps us small.

    We lose when we protect ourselves. Knight experienced a game-changing moment watching her marketing team lose their authenticity in the board room, leading her to a career in HR training and development.

    Make a commitment to your own personal development. Knight continues to hone her own emotional intelligence through spiritual communities, heart-felt professional groups, coaching organizations, therapy, books and mentors.

    Connect with Mary Pat Knight

    Leaders Inspired

    Email mpknight@leadersinspired.com

    Resources

    EQ Quiz

    Nancy Wright on The Female Insight Zone

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  • Financial results drive corporations, and this laser focus on achieving...
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    “Then I’ve been parachuted in as the token woman who got added at the last minute by the newspaper sponsor to kind of sex up the coverage. So I’m in a desperately awkward position, trying to prove that I’m good enough to be on this mountain. And I was—but I hadn’t come on the team in a way that made that at all clear.”

    Cathy O’Dowd was not a fan of sport until she discovered climbing in college. Being on the mountain was a deeply personal challenge—and one that she was good at. One of just two women in the rock climbing club at her university, O’Dowd thrived in the pushy, confident and ambitious environment.

    In November of 1995, O’Dowd answered a newspaper ad, and six months later she was part of a highly-publicized expedition to the summit of Mount Everest. Fraught by a failing team dynamic, the climb proved difficult. And when the group got caught in a storm during their descent, their success in reaching the top was overshadowed by an epic failure to protect each other.

    The traumatic experience, along with the media firestorm that followed, proved stressful. But it also opened O’Dowd’s life in ways both extraordinary and important, leading her to a 20-year career as an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker and author. The first South African reach the top of Everest and the first woman to climb from both sides, O’Dowd draws on her Himalayan experiences to illustrate themes around leadership, team dynamic, project management and motivation.

    Today, O’Dowd is exploring the Pyrenees mountains near her home in Andorra while she launches The Business of Adventure, a project designed to help aspiring adventurers build their brands and secure funding for their projects. On this episode of the Female Insight Zone, she shares the valuable lessons she learned from the team failure of the first Everest expedition, explaining how it proved vital to her personal development and the insight around leadership she gained from the experience. Listen in to learn about her current adventure as an entrepreneur and how she is working to support the next generation of adventurers.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    The greatest challenge of climbing Everest was navigating a failing team dynamic. O’Dowd was shocked at how badly adult professionals behaved in the situation, sabotaging themselves and the project.

    Dealing with the wave of negative publicity in the wake of her Everest experience was very difficult, but O’Dowd counts it as vital to her personal development. Enduring such a public failure made her realize how deeply limiting a life spent avoiding risk can be.

    You cannot control the entire narrative. The best you can do is to simply try and do the right thing by your own standards, knowing that the people who love you will believe you.

    Personal leadership implies that every person carries a responsibility to the group. It is not enough to identify the failings of the leadership that is in place; you must be willing to take responsibility for your own participation and to step into a temporary leadership role if need be.

    The best leaders are flexible, and they take the time to build credibility and trust throughout the process. If you want participants to follow your instructions quickly and without argument in a time of crisis, it is important that you take time early on to establish a consensus-driven team dynamic.

    The Business of Adventure acknowledges that funding is necessary to establish a career as a professional adventurer. Beyond the opportunity to connect with the younger generation, O’Dowd’s new project seeks to help aspiring adventurers understand the preparation, planning and financial backing necessary to pursue a safe, successful career in the field—or on the mountain.

    Connect with Cathy O’Dowd

    Cathy O’Dowd’s Website

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  • “Then I’ve been parachuted in as the token woman who...
  • Array ( [id] => 7498af68-e835-11e8-9164-3f4d57597f29 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:12.180-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:40.717-08:00 [title] => Karen Hough: Corporate Training with an Improv Twist [pubdate] => 2018-01-05T11:00:32.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/7498af68-e835-11e8-9164-3f4d57597f29/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => We’ve all sat through that mind-numbing professional development seminar, the one where a presenter clicks through an uninspiring PowerPoint presentation while you daydream about being absolutely anywhere else. [summary] =>

    We’ve all sat through that mind-numbing professional development seminar, the one where a presenter clicks through an uninspiring PowerPoint presentation while you daydream about being absolutely anywhere else. Karen Hough is on a mission to transform that experience, combining the principles of improvisation with neuroscience and psychology to bring fun and meaning to corporate training.

    Hough is the founder and CEO of ImprovEdge, an award-winning business training company that is changing the way we learn, employing innovative strategies to help employees think on their feet, come up with side-door solutions and communicate in ways that bring people together. One of the top 1% of women-owned businesses in the US, ImprovEdge boasts a client list that includes NBC Universal, JP Morgan Chase and ESPN.

    Before becoming an entrepreneur, Hough enjoyed a successful career in acting. She trained at the legendary Second City in Chicago and went on to appear in 100-plus theatre, film and television productions. Hough is also a bestselling author and the recipient of the 2012 Silver Stevie International Award for Most Innovative Company of the Year.

    Today Hough shares her experience with Second City, explaining how the improv abilities she practiced there led to the business she runs today. She offers her take on the current climate around sexual harassment in the workplace and discusses why it is time for women to initiate the conversation, even if it makes people uncomfortable. Hough speaks to the issue of inclusion, sharing the need for parity in the pool of candidates being considered for a position. Listen in for Hough’s insight around using improv to revolutionize corporate training and the need for skills like agility and creativity in our changing world.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Improv skills are vital in our changing world. Hough contends that aptitudes for listening, creativity and agility that are honed through improvisation give workers an edge, especially in industries experiencing disruption.

    Creating the best team possible means providing women with the full ability to engage. A push for equality in the workplace is not an issue of ‘men vs. women,’ it’s an issue of allowing every person their full input.

    The institutions set up to keep women quiet are starting to tumble, thanks to the brave women who have come forward to tell their stories. Recent progress around preventing sexual harassment in business, entertainment and politics is only possible because of women who are willing to stand up and speak out.

    Feminism is not about extremism, it’s about equality. Though the word ‘feminist’ seems to carry a negative connotation, the true definition indicates a belief that men and women should be paid the same, have the same right to an education, and be able to do the work they want.

    Diversity is not just about hiring people who look different. True inclusion means creating an environment where everyone feels wanted and valued.

    Connect with Karen Hough

    ImprovEdge

    Books by Karen Hough

    YES! Deck

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  • We’ve all sat through that mind-numbing professional development seminar, the...
  • Array ( [id] => 751e3b60-e835-11e8-9164-f7b49db7c2d7 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:13.056-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:41.467-08:00 [title] => Dr. Helen Turnbull: Getting Past the ‘Illusion of Inclusion’ [pubdate] => 2017-12-15T11:00:16.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/751e3b60-e835-11e8-9164-f7b49db7c2d7/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => A lot of us are well-intentioned and don’t believe that we are biased toward others in any way. But it is naïve—delusional, even—to think that we don’t harbor unconscious bias. In fact, the issue of inclusion is an incredibly complex one, [summary] =>

    A lot of us are well-intentioned and don’t believe that we are biased toward others in any way. But it is naïve—delusional, even—to think that we don’t harbor unconscious bias. In fact, the issue of inclusion is an incredibly complex one, and until we recognize those complications and actively pursue change, the ‘illusion of inclusion’ will persist.

    Dr. Helen Turbull’s interest in diversity and inclusion was ignited after her move from Scotland to the US, where issues of race are front and center. At a National Training Laboratories Conference, Dr. Turnbull was inspired by a teacher who suggested that nothing would change until the dominant culture stepped up to become true advocates. Dr. Turnbull saw this as a call-to-action, and pursued research around stereotype threat, covering and internalized oppression across cultures.

    Now Dr. Turnbull is a world-recognized thought leader in global inclusion and diversity. She has more than 25 years of experience assisting businesses in enhancing organizational capabilities and creating an inclusive environment. She has worked with a number of blue chip clients around the world, including Texas Instruments, JP Morgan Chase, and Citigroup Europe. In May of 2013, Dr. Turnbull spoke at TEDx on ‘The Illusion of Inclusion,’ and she regularly keynotes of the topic of embedding an inclusive workplace culture in Australia, Asia, Europe, the UK, and the US.

    Today, Dr. Turnbull explains the ‘illusion of inclusion,’ exploring the complexity of the issue and why organizations must embrace diversity initiatives as part of an ongoing process. She discusses the immutable forces at play, including the dynamics of the dominant culture, the impact of unconscious bias, and the degrees of differences within groups, as well as the permeable forces—affinity bias, assimilation and political correctness. Listen in to understand how Dr. Turnbull works with companies to get past the illusion of inclusion and make long-term commitments to ensure that all employees are valued and involved.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Nothing will change until the dominant culture steps up to become advocates for true inclusion. Until we begin to understand the complexity of the issue and actively pursue change together, challenges around diversity will persist.

    For diversity initiatives to work, organizations must be in it for the long haul. Dr. Turnbull argues that a two-hour workshop is not the solution. A company must embrace inclusion as part of an ongoing process.

    Inclusion is much more complex than people realize. The dynamics of the dominant culture, unconscious bias, and the degrees of differences within groups are all at play.

    Reframe political correctness as ‘polite consideration.’ Recognize your own affinity bias and consciously work to develop a curiosity about others’ stories.

    Companies hire for diversity, but manage for similarity. Many organizations have a diverse workforce, yet the assimilation model entrenched in workplace culture requires employees to minimize themselves in order to fit in.

    Connect with Dr. Helen Turnbull

    Human Facets

    Email drhelenturnbull@humanfacets.com

    Resources

    The Illusion of Inclusion: Global Inclusion, Unconscious Bias, and the Bottom Line by Helen Turnbull

    Dr. Turnbull’s TED Talk: Inclusion, Exclusion, Illusion and Collusion

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  • A lot of us are well-intentioned and don’t believe that...
  • Array ( [id] => 75a45d76-e835-11e8-9164-0fed6f21f282 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:13.935-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:42.235-08:00 [title] => Lisa Marie Platske: Design Your Destiny [pubdate] => 2017-12-01T11:00:23.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/75a45d76-e835-11e8-9164-0fed6f21f282/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Women in male-dominated industries like tech, finance and law enforcement may feel like it’s unacceptable to reveal any vulnerability at work. This leads to compartmentalization, having a ‘work self’ that’s different from the real person on the inside.... [summary] =>

    Women in male-dominated industries like tech, finance and law enforcement may feel like it’s unacceptable to reveal any vulnerability at work. This leads to compartmentalization, having a ‘work self’ that’s different from the real person on the inside. But this simply isn’t working. Not only does this approach make us seem unapproachable, it leads to burnout and perpetuates the myth that we have to behave a certain way in order to lead.

    Lisa Marie Platske had a ten-year career as a Federal law enforcement officer, where she was one of the fastest-promoted women in the US Customs Service. But the road to authentic leadership was not easy for Platske: At a leadership training course, she was informed—in front of the class—that she had scored a zero on an interpersonal skills inventory. This painful moment forced her to get clear about who she was and what she valued and led her to ‘design her own destiny,’ becoming an authentic, vulnerable feminine leader.

    Platske leveraged the skills she honed designing curriculum and teaching leadership development at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center to create Upside Thinking, an international leadership training and consulting company. An award-winning leadership expert and high-energy speaker, Platske has coached multi-million-dollar entrepreneurs, startups, seasoned executives and non-profit leaders in 20-plus global industries. Simply put, she creates effective leaders.

    Today, Platske shares her journey from Federal law enforcement to entrepreneurship, exposing the not-so-glamorous side of her job with US Customs. She explains how a willingness to explore what wasn’t working in her approach to leadership led her to find a new, more authentic way of showing up at work. Listen in and give yourself permission to be vulnerable, designing your own destiny as an authentic leader!

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    ‘Design your destiny’ by getting clear on who you are and what you stand for. Platske had an eye-opening experience at a leadership training course, scoring a zero on an interpersonal skills inventory. That led her to look at what wasn’t working and become a different kind of leader based on her values.

    Effective leaders are curious and vulnerable. Platske realized that her social introversion made people perceive her as unapproachable, so she made a change by getting curious about her co-workers and sharing more about who she was as a person.

    People value authenticity. Women in male-dominated industries tend to compartmentalize and be tough, effectively cutting off that ‘real’ part of themselves. Platske argues that vulnerable feminine leadership is healthier and more effective.

    Connect with Lisa Marie Platske

    Upside Thinking

    Design Your Destiny Live

    Email lisamarie@upsidethinking.com

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  • Women in male-dominated industries like tech, finance and law enforcement...
  • Array ( [id] => 763cc67e-e835-11e8-9164-0b3fa429f4bb [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:14.934-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:42.988-08:00 [title] => Christine Kloser: Transformational Authorship [pubdate] => 2017-11-10T11:00:24.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/763cc67e-e835-11e8-9164-0b3fa429f4bb/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => The vast majority of us have talked about writing a book. Problem is, the vast majority of us never make time to sit down and get the words on the page. Christine Kloser got immersed in publishing when her husband decided to write a book involving inte... [summary] =>

    The vast majority of us have talked about writing a book. Problem is, the vast majority of us never make time to sit down and get the words on the page. Christine Kloser got immersed in publishing when her husband decided to write a book involving interviews with Major League Baseball players. She pored over Dan Poynter’s Self-Publishing Manual, learning the nuts and bolts of putting a book together to assist her husband in becoming a published author.

    At the same time, Kloser was involved in the leadership of the Network for Empowering Women Entrepreneurs, and she often heard members talk about becoming authors—yet fail to take action. She decided to apply her knowledge of the writing process and help these women get published: Kloser offered to compile the book if each woman would agree to write one chapter. That book, entitled Inspiration to Realization, made the 2005 Entrepreneur Magazine’s list of top reads for women, and soon other women were begging Kloser for help in writing a book of their own.

    Inspired to create a company that would help people write transformational books, Kloser designed the Get Your Book Done process. Ten years later, she has trained 70,000 writers in more than 125 countries, serving as a master facilitator and trainer in the area of excavating your message and writing books that positively impact the world. She is an international speaker and the author of 13 books herself, including best-sellers and award-winners such as Conscious Entrepreneurs, The Freedom Formula, and Pebbles in the Pond. Today she describes the first steps in becoming a transformational author, the structure of her Get Your Book Done process, and why it’s important to write without editing.

    Key Interview Takeaways

    The first step in writing a transformational book is to ask yourself what transformation you want for yourself, your reader, your business, and the world. Kloser recommends defining the change you want as a result of your book and writing for your ideal reader.

    Kloser’s firm affords aspiring writers the opportunity to build the necessary foundation, develop an appropriate outline, and design a plan to sit down and write. Her online course, coaching practice and writing retreats guide clients through this eight-module process.

    You don’t necessarily have to be a writer to be an author. If you have a message and you are willing to practice, you can write a book.

    Give yourself permission to write an SFD. Kloser compares the writing process to that of a potter at the wheel: The writer’s ‘shitty first draft’ is like the initial messy clump of clay. Once you get the words on the page, they can be shaped into something beautiful.

    Connect with Christine Kloser

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  • The vast majority of us have talked about writing a...
  • Array ( [id] => 76c75654-e835-11e8-9164-1b93bfefe0d7 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:15.842-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:43.696-08:00 [title] => Kristi Faulkner: Promoting Gender Equality with Consumer Awareness [pubdate] => 2017-10-20T11:00:26.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/76c75654-e835-11e8-9164-1b93bfefe0d7/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Many of us were moved by the 2017 Audi Super Bowl commercial featuring a girl racing a boxcar, while the inspiring voice over touted the company’s commitment to gender equality. But as a consumer, how would you know whether the company really supports ... [summary] =>

    Many of us were moved by the 2017 Audi Super Bowl commercial featuring a girl racing a boxcar, while the inspiring voice over touted the company’s commitment to gender equality. But as a consumer, how would you know whether the company really supports women’s empowerment? Where could you go to find out about their policies around family leave or how many women serve on the board?

    Veteran creative director Kristi Faulkner teamed up with journalist Amy Cross to design the Gender Fair mark, a designation to boost consumer awareness of companies that truly support gender equality. (Spoiler Alert: Audi isn’t one of them.) They are passionate about creating a shift in the marketplace, rewarding businesses that believe in and champion women employees, investors and clients, and inspiring business lacking the logo to make a change for the better.

    In addition to serving as founding partner of Gender Fair, Faulkner is the president of Womenkind, an agency that helps clients engage women as consumers via enhanced marketing messages that demonstrate a respect for women. During her 20-year career as an award-winning creative director at the most highly-regarded advertising agencies on Madison Avenue, Faulkner recognized a disconnect: The vast majority of products target women, yet women represent only 3% of the creative directors in the industry.  She co-founded Womenkind to change the way advertisers address women, and she continues to conceive and produce multi-media, multi-channel campaigns for blue-chip clients on a global stage.

    Today, Faulkner explains the metrics Gender Fair uses to rate companies, how she came to partner with Amy Cross on the project, and the trend for consumers to demonstrate preference based on shared social values. Listen in and learn how to use your purchasing power for good, supporting only those companies with a commitment to gender equality!

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Gender Fair inspires consumers to support companies advancing gender equality. Businesses that demonstrate a real commitment to women in areas such as employee benefits, advertising, philanthropic initiatives and partnerships with women-owned vendors receive the Gender Fair mark—similar to the Organic or Fair Trade designations.

    Of the 200 companies evaluated by Gender Fair, only 15% have earned the Gender Fair designation. Companies are rated based on the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles, and you can look up any company by sector through the Gender Fair website or smartphone app.

    Consumers build brand loyalty with companies that share their values in a meaningful way. 85% of Americans have a positive view of companies that support causes they care about, and 79% would switch from one brand to another if the company shared their social values.

    Womenkind is an advertising agency focused on bringing respect to women. Women in America make 85% of the purchasing decisions, yet 97% of creative directors are men. Faulkner points out that women buy more computers, cars and beer than men, yet female characters in commercials for these products are generally either sexualized or ignored.

    Put your money where your mouth is. Both Gender Fair and Womenkind promote a shift in consumerism by way of awareness. Women have a great deal of purchasing power, and where we choose to spend our money makes a difference.

    Connect with Kristi Faulkner

    Gender Fair

    Gender Fair on Twitter

    Womenkind

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  • Many of us were moved by the 2017 Audi Super...
  • Array ( [id] => 775d6b12-e835-11e8-9164-7b25c3c7bfd0 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:16.825-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:44.557-08:00 [title] => Natalie Franke: Empowering the Creative Community to Rise Together [pubdate] => 2017-09-22T11:00:16.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/775d6b12-e835-11e8-9164-7b25c3c7bfd0/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => There may not be anything wrong with a little healthy competition, but at the end of day, human beings are social creatures with a need to connect and build community. Natalie Franke is on a mission to transform the way creative entrepreneurs see each ... [summary] =>

    There may not be anything wrong with a little healthy competition, but at the end of day, human beings are social creatures with a need to connect and build community. Natalie Franke is on a mission to transform the way creative entrepreneurs see each other, moving away from a model of rivalry and opposition to one of collaboration for the common good.

    Raised by a single mother, Natalie Franke started photographing weddings in high school to earn supplemental income. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Visual Studies, she built a photography business from the ground up and celebrated a great deal of success. But Franke was lonely, and she realized that the only people who would understand exactly what she was going through were her competitors.

    A self-proclaimed neuroscience nerd, Franke had been introduced to the discipline as part of the visual arts program in college, and she understood that the human brain was wired for connection and collaboration. She created Rising Tide to foster a spirit of community over competition with other creative entrepreneurs, starting small with coffee meetups in Annapolis. By 2015, the organization had grown to 12 cities along the eastern seaboard, and today it encompasses a community of 70,000 creative entrepreneurs—84% of whom are women—in 400 local chapters all over the world. On this episode of The Female Insight Zone, she shares the role neuroscience plays in how she thinks about business, the achievements of the Rising Tide community, and the speak up, stand up philosophy that fuels inclusiveness in the organization.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Humans are wired to be social creatures. The female brain, in particular, is equipped for collaboration, having four times more connections between the hemispheres.

    Small business owners may compete on a financial level, but it is mutually beneficial to collaborate for the common good. The Rising Tide Society was founded to allow entrepreneurs to connect and innovate, rather than just compete.

    Rising Tide has built a network that transcends business. In addition to providing entrepreneurs with the tools they need to rise, the community has evolved into a support system that galvanizes in times of need.

    Rising Tide grew from a desire to change the way small business owners see each other. Franke was lonely, and she realized that only her competitors would understand the struggles she faced as an entrepreneur. She conceived of Rising Tide in an effort to shift the perspective from a lens of scarcity to one of camaraderie.

    To promote inclusion, elevate the voices that are often overlooked. Rising Tide makes it a point to ensure that its lineups reflect the beauty and diversity of the community.

    Connect with Natalie Franke

    Rising Tide Society

    Natalie on Instagram

    Natalie on Facebook

    Natalie on Twitter

    nataliefranke.com

    Email natalie@nataliefranke.com

    Resources

    The Buying Brain: Secrets for Selling to the Subconscious Mind by AK Pradeep

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  • There may not be anything wrong with a little healthy...
  • Array ( [id] => 77ead538-e835-11e8-9164-d7ea79c14533 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:17.752-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:45.223-08:00 [title] => Marilyn Suttle: “Suttle” Shifts that Create Big Breakthroughs [pubdate] => 2017-09-09T11:00:18.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/77ead538-e835-11e8-9164-d7ea79c14533/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => ‘Don’t grow a wishbone where your backbone ought to be.’ - Rather than running from conflict, Marilyn Suttle suggests that if you are willing to listen when a customer or colleague is angry, there is a real opportunity to grow and strengthen the relat... [summary] =>

    ‘Don’t grow a wishbone where your backbone ought to be.’

    Rather than running from conflict, Marilyn Suttle suggests that if you are willing to listen when a customer or colleague is angry, there is a real opportunity to grow and strengthen the relationship.

    Suttle is a customer service and communication expert who is known for helping teams make ‘Suttle Shifts’ in thinking to achieve breakthrough success with customers. Her clients include Ford Motor, American Axle, and Visteon, among others. She is also a sought-after international speaker, presenting to global leadership teams with a focus on customer service and composure under pressure.

    Suttle is the best-selling author of the customer service guides Who’s Your Gladys? and the 2016 release, Taming Gladys! Her advice has been featured on a number of well-known podcasts and TV news spots and in publications like Psychology Today, Fast Company, and US News and World Report. Today she explains how to reframe conflict, why political discourse shuts down the frontal cortex, and how simple changes can have a big-time impact. Listen in to identify your Gladys—and what you can learn from her!

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

     Your ‘Gladys’ is the customer who points out problem areas. She requires more patience and effort, but you need her because Gladys is willing to speak up when others don’t.

    Look for the simple changes that make the biggest impact. For example, your entire team should be aligned with the same definition of ‘response time.’ Customers crave consistency of experience.

    Create a culture of customer service. Leadership must demonstrate customer service and model it internally.

    Don’t grow a wishbone where your backbone ought to be. Conflict, well handled, leads to stronger relationships. Rather than avoiding it, shift your mindset to focus on staying calm and really listening.

    People don’t always tell you when they’re upset. If you are dealing with a global team, for instance, ask in advance what parts of your PowerPoint slides might be offensive, confusing or off-putting in translation.

    Political discourse requires that we manage the fear. When fear goes up, intelligence plummets—shutting down the frontal cortex. Stopping to breath reactivates your logic sensors, shifts your brain chemistry and puts you in a creative space.

    Don’t take ‘grumbling’ personally. For some, grumbling is part of their process when faced with a task they don’t want to do. When you get upset and interfere with the process, you create unnecessary conflict.

    Connect with Marilyn Suttle

    marilynsuttle.com

    Marilyn on Twitter

    Marilyn on Facebook

    Who’s Your Gladys on Facebook

    Resources

    Who’s Your Gladys? How to Turn Even the Most Difficult Customer into Your Biggest Fan by Marilyn Suttle and Lori Jo Vest

    Taming Gladys! The Busy Leader’s Guide to Creating Fierce Customer Loyalty by Lori Jo Vest and Marilyn Suttle

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  • ‘Don’t grow a wishbone where your backbone ought to be.’...
  • Array ( [id] => 7874ed86-e835-11e8-9164-43d23fb59d01 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:18.657-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:46.194-08:00 [title] => Caryn Kopp: Chief Door Opener [pubdate] => 2017-09-01T11:00:15.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/7874ed86-e835-11e8-9164-43d23fb59d01/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Very rarely does a sale simply fall into your lap. Sales is a process that requires patience, time and follow-up as you build long-term relationships with prospects. And if your company protects those relationships, [summary] =>

    Very rarely does a sale simply fall into your lap. Sales is a process that requires patience, time and follow-up as you build long-term relationships with prospects. And if your company protects those relationships, you will be rewarded with a predictable pipeline moving forward.

    Caryn Kopp is the Chief Door Opener at Kopp Consulting, known for helping her clients secure initial meetings with high-level decision-makers at top-tier companies like Pfizer, GE, Merck, Time Warner, Target, and CBS, among many others. Kopp’s team of experienced senior business developers assist clients in finding the right prospects, and then they follow the sales team through the process. Kopp Consulting is recognized on the Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest growing private firms in the country.

    Kopp is a best-selling author and nationally recognized speaker who has appeared in Inc., Fortune Magazine, Forbes and Newsweek. She has been named one of the Top 25 NJ Leading Women Entrepreneurs as well as Enterprising Woman of the Year. Kopp is passionate about helping business leaders understand the blind spots in the sales process and offering critical strategies for getting Business Development right. Today she shares the details of her Door Opener service, how to overcome objections, and the importance of understanding your sales cycle. Listen and learn to create a culture where follow-up is valued and to develop a predictable pipeline.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Ensure that your messaging doesn’t suck. Differentiate your marketing copy (which is meant for the masses) from your sales copy (which speaks to a single person), and use the right language to move prospects from awareness to action.

    Anticipate objections and know the answers. For example, if your prospect already has a contract in your area, find out when the contract review period happens and whether the company is happy with their current provider.

    Understand ‘sales cyclenomics.’ A true sales cycle involves a series of conversations with a number of stakeholders, and that takes time. If you don’t really know the length of your sales cycle, everything you judge your metrics against may be incorrect.

    98% of salespeople give up before the sales cycle has run its course. A sales team must protect their pipeline by thinking strategically and maintaining relationships-in-progress.

    Create a culture where follow-up is valued. If your company only compensates salespeople for meeting a quota at the end of Q1, that doesn’t lend itself to building long-term relationships. And you need long-term relationships to build a predictable pipeline moving forward.

    Kopp Consulting’s Door Opener Service helps companies develop the right messaging to get the tough doors open. A senior level business developer then watches how the salespeople carry the ball from that initial meeting through the process, and report any issues they may uncover along the way.

    Connect with Caryn Kopp

    Kopp Consulting

    Kopp Consulting Blog

    Resources

    Biz Dev Done Right: Demystifying the Sales Process and Achieving the Results You Want by Caryn Kopp and Carl Gould

    The Path to the Cash Manual by Caryn Kopp

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  • Very rarely does a sale simply fall into your lap....
  • Array ( [id] => 78f655ce-e835-11e8-9164-d7502bd41331 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:19.505-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:47.023-08:00 [title] => Judy Hoberman: Selling in a S.K.I.R.T. [pubdate] => 2017-08-25T11:00:49.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/78f655ce-e835-11e8-9164-d7502bd41331/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => “Women want to be treated equally, not identically.” - There is no shame in doing things #LikeAGirl, and Judy Hoberman’s tagline sums up that sentiment quite well. Of course, women want the same opportunities as their male counterparts, [summary] =>

    “Women want to be treated equally, not identically.”

    There is no shame in doing things #LikeAGirl, and Judy Hoberman’s tagline sums up that sentiment quite well. Of course, women want the same opportunities as their male counterparts, but we do things differently—and that’s an asset, not a liability.

    Hoberman has designed a series of workshops, seminars and coaching programs that put a positive spin on sales. With 30-plus years in the industry, she is adept at understanding the gender differences in management, recruiting and sales, and Hoberman has shared that expertise via appearances on CNN Headlines, ABC, CBS, CW33 and Good Morning Texas. She was recently named as a finalist in the Women of Visionary Influence Mentor of the Year.

    Hoberman serves as president of the company she created, Selling in a Skirt, and hosts a weekly radio show of the same name on The Women 4 Women Network. She is a sought-after speaker and a prolific author, delivering a 2016 TEDx talk on the topic of pre-judgement. Today she explains the SKIRT philosophy, why we need to incorporate the word ‘strategy’ in professional conversations, and the secret sauce for making diversity initiatives work.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Hoberman is passionate about helping women live the Selling in a SKIRT philosophy. It encompasses standing out, identifying our keys to success, getting inspired, producing results, and practicing effective time management.

    Women want to be treated equally, not identically. We want the same opportunities as our male counterparts, along with the freedom to do the job our way. But prejudice is real, and women may have to be explicit in letting people know we are intelligent and capable.

    Use the word ‘strategy.’ Aggressive women are often categorized in a negative way. Reframe the perception, i.e.: strategic thinking demonstrates intelligence and provides insight.

    Take a step back from pre-judgement and correct misconceptions. We all make judgements within the first .2 seconds of meeting someone. It is important to be conscious of this fact and give people the opportunity to show us who they really are.

    For diversity initiatives to succeed, an organization must 1) want it for the right reasons, 2) create a culture that is inviting, and 3) communicate effectively. To be truly inclusive, a company must ask employees why they are there and what their journey looks like—and then help them get there.

    Words matter when it comes to attracting diversity. For example, a job listing with words like collaboration and advancement is appealing to women.

    Connect with Judy Hoberman

    sellinginaskirt.com

    Selling in a Skirt on Facebook

    Selling in a Skirt on Twitter

    Judy Hoberman on LinkedIn

    Resources

    Always #LikeAGirl Video

    Judy Hoberman on TEDx: The Greatest Missed Opportunity

    Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

    Selling in a Skirt: The Secrets Women Don’t Know They Know about Sales by Judy Hoberman

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  • “Women want to be treated equally, not identically.” There is...
  • Array ( [id] => 79722b40-e835-11e8-9164-db943f4496c3 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:20.316-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:50.589-08:00 [title] => Nicola Grace: Monetize Your Mission [pubdate] => 2017-08-18T11:00:50.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/79722b40-e835-11e8-9164-db943f4496c3/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => In a perfect world, we love the work we do. We find a career that affords us the opportunity to succeed, to be happy, to make a significant social impact. Today’s guest argues that this kind of serendipity is possible for every one of us, [summary] =>

    In a perfect world, we love the work we do. We find a career that affords us the opportunity to succeed, to be happy, to make a significant social impact. Today’s guest argues that this kind of serendipity is possible for every one of us, and the secret lies in clarifying your purpose and designing a business model in alignment with that purpose.

    Nicola Grace, the Mission Mentor, is an award-winning strategist and bestselling author. She helps entrepreneurs, professionals and visionaries monetize their life’s purpose to transform the world and build their legacy. Grace leverages her skill as an intuitive visionary to support business owners, social entrepreneurs and thought leaders in defining their mission and making a lasting impact.

    Grace credits her own mission with seeing her through a number of obstacles: She has overcome cancer and saved New Zealand’s billion-dollar natural health industry from ruin. Today she shares her secret sauce with the Female Insight Zone audience, explaining the benefits of an inside-out approach to business, how mindset can prevent us from realizing our true purpose, and why the business model comes before marketing. Listen in and learn how to monetize your mission and make a meaningful contribution to humanity.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

     You must clarify (and then monetize) your purpose to contribute to humanity. Everyone has something they are here to do, and if you can clearly define your mission, Grace contends that passion will lead to the success of your business.

    Take an inside-out approach to business. In the 1950’s, a business was 48% likely to fail. Today, a business is 90% likely to fail, despite the fact that we know more than ever before. At issue is the business model. Start with the idea of how you will contribute to the planet, and that calling will keep you moving forward when things get difficult.

    Monetization is bigger than the exchange of products and services for money. Consider the legacy you want to leave behind, and leverage that to diversify—and stand the test of time.

    If you’re struggling to define your purpose, examine the options you are discounting. Grace argues that our minds often prevent us from discovering our mission by acting as a baseball bat, whacking away ideas because we can’t imagine we’re capable.

    Define your business model first, market yourself second. Too many people start marketing before they have really ironed out their purpose. Grace suggests that you can’t gain traction without a clear foundation in place.

    Connect with Nicola Grace

    NicolaGrace.com

    MonetizeYourLifeMission.com

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  • In a perfect world, we love the work we do....
  • Array ( [id] => 79df0e7c-e835-11e8-9164-5f7e09f71055 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:21.030-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:51.472-08:00 [title] => Jessica Nazarali: Building a Business and Life You Love [pubdate] => 2017-08-11T11:00:56.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/79df0e7c-e835-11e8-9164-5f7e09f71055/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => We work very hard to make the world think we have it all together. From the outside looking in, a successful woman with a good corporate job and a solid network of friends and family seems to be living the dream. It is possible, however, [summary] =>

    We work very hard to make the world think we have it all together. From the outside looking in, a successful woman with a good corporate job and a solid network of friends and family seems to be living the dream. It is possible, however, to have your ducks in a row – yet still feel like something is missing. What if you could create a business of your own, doing work that inspires you?

    Jessica Nazarali had the perfect life. She had just gotten engaged, and she had a great job in business development for an IT company, selling reward and recognition software. But as sat in her kitchen chatting with her best friend, Jessica had to admit that something was missing. She didn’t feel as if her work made a difference, and though she genuinely liked her colleagues, the prospect of spending another 20 or 30 years at the company was downright depressing.

    In 2011, Nazarali started a blog to share her passion for health, wellness, and personal development with an online audience. She gained traction quickly, and after 18 months, health professionals who followed her blog were asking for advice about developing an online presence to attract clients. Nazarali leveraged her understanding how to grow a following in the online space to launch a consulting business, and seven months in, she was making enough money to quit her corporate job and build a business of her own, doing the work she truly loves. Today she explains the offerings available through It Girl Academy, including the Coaching and Business Mastery Certifications. Listen in to learn how Nazareli became an entrepreneur, and how she can help you develop a marketing plan for your online business or become a coach yourself!

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    If your life looks perfect from the outside, but you still feel like something is missing, it’s time for self-reflection. While she was still working a corporate job, Nazarali started her blog to focus on health, wellness and personal development. Her experience in the online space introduced her to entrepreneurship and coaching – and eventually led to her current work with It Girl Academy.

    If you’re leaving a dependable corporate job to become an entrepreneur, build your business as a side hustle before taking the full-time plunge into self-employment. Nazarali wrote her blog for 18 months before consulting opportunities began to present themselves. She maintained her full-time job for another seven months and didn’t walk away from the corporate world until she was consistently making $3,000 to $7,000 a month through her consulting business.

    The It Girl offerings include a coaching certification, a business development program, and a personal development package. While the coaching certification program focuses on interpersonal skills, the business development coaching package emphasizes evergreen marketing and offers entrepreneurs a method for attracting consistent clients without the stress of a big launch.

    When people approach you for advice, PAY ATTENTION. Nazarali had gained traction quickly as a blogger, and 18 months in she had two people (in a two-week period) ask for help setting up a blog of their own to attract clients. She took this a sign and offered consulting services in her newsletter, selling 21 packages in eight weeks!

    Connect with Jessica Nazarali

    JessicaNazarali.com

    It Girl Academy

    It Girl Radio

    Jessica on Facebook

    Jessica on Twitter

    Jessica on...

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  • We work very hard to make the world think we...
  • Array ( [id] => 7a5a5456-e835-11e8-9164-8367586d401b [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:21.838-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:52.079-08:00 [title] => Martha O’Gorman: Putting Fun into Taxes [pubdate] => 2017-08-04T11:00:29.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/7a5a5456-e835-11e8-9164-8367586d401b/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Quick, what’s the first word that comes to mind when you hear the words tax office? - I’m going to take a wild guess and assume that you didn’t say fun. But there is one unique retail tax preparation firm that was founded on the idea of creating an at... [summary] =>

    Quick, what’s the first word that comes to mind when you hear the words tax office?

    I’m going to take a wild guess and assume that you didn’t say fun. But there is one unique retail tax preparation firm that was founded on the idea of creating an atmosphere of fun in its franchises, and the creative marketing campaign they employ complements this idea – while establishing brand recognition that outshines the competition.

    Martha O’Gorman has been in the retail tax business for over 25 years. She spent seven years as the Director of Communications for Jackson Hewitt before co-founding Liberty Tax in 1997. She has served as the CMO for the past 18 years, leading their unique, community-minded marketing strategy to build Liberty’s customer base and recruit new franchisees. O’Gorman mentors franchise owners to market their small business on a budget, and the Liberty Tax wavers appear not just on busy streets during tax season, but also at community events like fairs and festivals to keep the brand in the public eye throughout the year.

    Liberty Tax has 4,000 offices in the United States and Canada, and they prepare more than two million tax returns annually. The company’s distinct approach to franchising offers a time-tested system of best practices to ensure the success of its franchisees and the satisfaction of its customers. Liberty has been ranked as one of the top franchises on Entrepreneur magazine’s annual Franchise 500 list every year since 1998, earning a Best of the Best distinction in 2016. Today O’Gorman explains the shared philosophy of fun of the Liberty Tax founders and how it led to the company’s continued success. She also covers the details of the Liberty Tax creative marketing strategy, why its franchise model is ideal for moms and husband-wife teams, and how it supports its franchisees via a roadmap of proven systems.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

     Find something that you love to do and throw passion at it. O’Gorman attributes the success of Liberty Tax to this tenant of its founders.

    The best marketing tactics often happen by mistake. The Liberty Tax wavers originated when a franchisee asked to borrow the Statue of Liberty costume used in a commercial to attract customers. The wavers are an integral part of the Liberty Tax marketing strategy, bringing in one customer every two hours!

    Liberty Tax seeks to put the fun back in taxes. Customers respond to the image of the startup as a comfortable place to get your taxes done in an environment less intimidating than the traditional tax office.

    The Liberty Tax franchisee model is ideal for moms and husband-wife teams. The flexibility afforded by the model along with the seasonal nature of the work allows franchisees to work very hard from January through April (while children are in school), then spend time with their families in the summer.

    Being a franchisee gives entrepreneurs a roadmap. Liberty Tax eliminates the guesswork for its franchisees, providing the systems necessary to be successful.

    The creative marketing campaign employed by Liberty Tax keeps the company in the public eye all year long and contributes to its brand recognition. The Liberty Tax wavers do appearances at fairs, festivals and even schools, giving presentations about the Statue of Liberty.

    Connect with Martha O’Gorman

    Liberty Tax

    Liberty Tax Franchise Site

    LinkedIn Profile

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  • Quick, what’s the first word that comes to mind when...
  • Array ( [id] => 7ad991c6-e835-11e8-9164-e38821ecfa50 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:22.672-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:52.700-08:00 [title] => Makaylah Rogers: Shift Your Money Mindset and Transform Your Life [pubdate] => 2017-07-28T11:00:45.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/7ad991c6-e835-11e8-9164-e38821ecfa50/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => It is true that money can’t buy happiness… But if you’ve ever felt the stress of struggling to pay the bills, you might argue that having enough cash on hand to cover baseline expenses can, in fact, buy you the freedom to pursue happiness. - [summary] =>

    It is true that money can’t buy happiness… But if you’ve ever felt the stress of struggling to pay the bills, you might argue that having enough cash on hand to cover baseline expenses can, in fact, buy you the freedom to pursue happiness.

    Makaylah Rogers has always been a little bit of a rebel. When it came time to follow the rules and choose a career path, Rogers felt trapped by the idea of going to college. She took a gap year to consider her options and ultimately decided that no university had a degree plan for her true passion – humanitarianism. This led her to forge her own path to achieve success and financial freedom, and she has pursued a diverse career that includes entrepreneurship, real estate sales and keynote speaking.

    A thought leader for her generation, Rogers has launched a number of startups. Her current venture is MindShift.money, an online platform that is changing the way we think about money. As Co-Founder and CEO, Makaylah is on a mission to educate the public through MindShift.money’s free content and training programs, shaking things up with a no-BS approach to finances and establishing a new normal. Listen in as she shares her philosophy around money, the two keys to financial freedom, and how MindShift.money can help you get out of the rat race. Learn to see your financial situation in a new way and design a fulfilling life – that isn’t about money.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

     MindShift.money is a movement that seeks to create a new financial normal. Rogers questions why we are so driven by money, yet afraid to talk about it, and she is on a mission to offer the public financial literacy and rewrite the rules about life and money.

    Life should not be about money. Life should be about finding fulfillment, and money should simply be handled by the systems we’ve put in place.

    Financial freedom is a number. If you need $5,000 a month to cover baseline expenses, you should have a source of income that provides $5,000 a month – that you are not trading for your time.

    Financial freedom is about cashflow. Net worth is less important than how much money you have working for you, so that you can do what truly inspires you.

    MindSet.money employs a multi-tiered approach to getting out of the rat race. 96% of people never reach financial security, so Rogers’ site provides 1) free content to help them think differently about money, and 2) training programs to guide them through a customized step-by-step process within a private community.

    Entrepreneurs must create financial freedom outside of their business. Too many business owners don’t have a consistent personal income from their business, so MindShift.money requires them to start with the end in mind, and create a plan tailored to their notion of financial freedom.

    Connect with Makaylah

    MindShift.money

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  • It is true that money can’t buy happiness… But if...
  • Array ( [id] => 7b4f3fa2-e835-11e8-9164-a7e06638785e [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:23.443-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:53.500-08:00 [title] => Linda Swindling, JD, CSP: How to Ask Outrageously! [pubdate] => 2017-07-21T11:00:14.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/7b4f3fa2-e835-11e8-9164-a7e06638785e/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Chances are you’ve been there, watching someone else get the promotion or the study abroad opportunity or the picture with Jay Leno that you really wanted, but didn’t have the courage to ask. Perhaps you don’t want to be seen as greedy or aggressive… B... [summary] =>

    Chances are you’ve been there, watching someone else get the promotion or the study abroad opportunity or the picture with Jay Leno that you really wanted, but didn’t have the courage to ask. Perhaps you don’t want to be seen as greedy or aggressive… But the truth is that making the big ask builds relationships and establishes trust. Today’s guest is ready to help you ‘get your ask in gear’ and make those outrageous requests.

    Linda Swindling is a ‘recovering’ employment attorney who spent more than a decade honing her skills in negotiation, mediation and dispute resolution before founding the executive development company Journey On in 2000. She has spent the last 17 years working with business professionals to create better working relationships. A recognized expert in negotiation and strategic consulting, Swindling has worked with prominent organizations such as MetLife, the American Heart Association, and the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

    A Board-Certified Coach as well as a Certified Speaking Professional, Swindling often serves as a keynote speaker and breakout presenter at regional and international conferences. She brought her expertise to the TEDxSMU stage, where she shared the principles of her latest book, Ask Outrageously: The Secret to Getting What You Really Want. Today she explains how to practice the big ask, the best approach to negotiating a raise, and how to deal with being seen as ‘aggressive.’ Learn to get into the habit of asking, even when you are afraid, and start capitalizing on opportunities to get what you want.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Listen to what people say you do well and capitalize on it. It took 22 years of feedback for Swindling to realize that teaching people to ‘ask outrageously’ was her talent.

    Get into the habit of asking. Practice negotiation at garage sales and flea markets. You’ll be surprised how often it works!

    Determine who is the decision-maker. Go into a situation (e.g.: at the department store) seeking out the person who can say ‘yes.’

    If you’re not hearing ‘no,’ you’re not asking for enough. When you are told, ‘No, I really can’t do that,’ ask one more time. Practice until you are bullet proof to the word ‘no.’

    When asking for a raise, talk about what you bring to the table moving forward. Rather than listing past accomplishments, explain the value you provide now and how you will continue to generate revenue and make the boss look good.

    If you are labeled as ‘aggressive’ for making the big ask, rephrase the comment. ‘Did it sound aggressive, or did it sound like leadership?’ We sabotage ourselves when we don’t use the right language.

    Speak your strengths. Remind your colleagues – out loud – about the skills you bring to the table and the role you play in the organization.

    Ask for forgiveness rather than permission. If you feel you must clear you actions with a supervisor, articulate your plan and ask if you’re missing anything.

    Courageous people feel the fear, but ask anyway. 33% of people who want something big but don’t ask for it watch their opportunity go to someone else, so work through your fear and go for it!

    Connect with Linda Swindling

    lindaswindling.com

    Text ‘ASK’ to 42828

     Resources

    Linda’s TED X Talk

    Ask Outrageously: The Secret to Getting What You Really Want by Linda Byars Swindling

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  • Chances are you’ve been there, watching someone else get the...
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    You’ve been taught to dream big, empowered to believe that you can accomplish absolutely anything. And then you get to work, and they’ve got you pushing paper. It’s no surprise that companies struggle to retain Millennials who are uninspired and don’t feel as if their work matters.

    The CEO of Double Forte PR & Digital Marketing, Lee Caraher is a lauded communication strategist, known for her practical solutions to difficult problems. She is a recognized expert in building high-performing intergenerational teams, and her work as a speaker and author seeks to demonstrate how businesses can shift the definition of company loyalty and embrace the qualities of different generations.

    Caraher gained this expertise the hard way, failing to retain newly hired Millennials at Double Forte when they entered the workforce in 2011. Unwilling to buy into the negative stereotypes associated with Millennials in the workplace, she created a culture where Millennials, Xers and Boomers could thrive together, and she shares this method in the book Millennials & Management. Caraher’s next venture, The Boomerang Principle, hit bookshelves in April 2017. Today she discusses how the concept of loyalty has shifted in the current corporate climate and the five principles at the heart of her strategy to retain Millennials.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Articulate your company’s rally cry. Millennials need to understand why you exist as a company and what they will learn from working with you.

    Provide context for each new project and ask for input. Address why the work is important and discuss each person’s role.

    Establish a culture of appreciation. Teams who receive meaningful positive feedback outperform those who don’t.

    Millennials anticipate having up to six careers. What an Xer or Boomer might see as job-hopping, Millennials see as career-building.

    Loyalty to a particular company is an antiquated idea. Rather than worrying about employees leaving, focus on how to make them as productive as possible while they are there.

    Work to inspire loyalty after an employee has moved on. The most impactful person in a recruiting situation is the former employee who posts a positive review of your company.

    Connect with Lee Caraher

    leecaraher.com

    Follow on Twitter

    Facebook

    Instagram

    Resources

    The Boomerang Principle: Inspiring Lifetime Loyalty from Your Employees by Lee Caraher

    Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making It Work at Work by Lee Caraher

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  • You’ve been taught to dream big, empowered to believe that...
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    We all do a certain amount of code switching, acting and speaking the way we’re ‘supposed to’ for the sake of others, as opposed to truly being ourselves. And though we may understand the benefits of a ‘to thine own self be true’ philosophy, it is easier said than done in a world where your authentic self may or may not be accepted. Today’s guest has spent her career providing a safe space where lesbians have the freedom to be out and authentic as they vacation in locales all over the world.

    Jill Cruse has been with Olivia Travel for the past 28 years, serving as the Vice President of Guest Experience. Olivia trips have afforded her the opportunity to see the world, and she has served as Cruise Director for more than 280 excursions and visited all seven continents. The company began as Olivia Records, a label exclusively for women. In 1990, it shifted its focus to the travel industry, and since then Olivia has served nearly 200,000 women on cruise, resort, adventure and riverboat vacations all over the world. The first cruises featured entertainment by artists from the Olivia record label, and they continue to deliver elite speakers and performers, including Patti LaBelle, Lili Tomlin and Billie Jean King.

    Cruse pursues photography as a hobby, and she has received much recognition for her work, including a first-place win in a national competition for InterContinental Hotels/National Geographic. She also serves as an OWN Ambassador, promoting the Oprah network via social media and attending several shows with Oprah herself. Cruse appeared as a special guest on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, and worked on the promo team for the Belief series. Today she shares why it is essential to have a community where you are empowered to be your authentic self, how Olivia Travel is changing global attitudes toward lesbians, and the necessity for activism in the current political climate.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Being part of a community in which you feel comfortable enough to be completely who you are is an incredibly empowering experience. Olivia Travel affords lesbians the freedom to be their authentic selves as they travel the world.

    The best way to change perceptions of the LGBT community is to share your authentic selves as a community. Cruse explains that people from all over the world have a new attitude toward lesbians as a result of working with Olivia travelers.

    Cruse is a proponent of living with intention and gratitude, as your authentic self. These principles led her to work as an OWN Ambassador, promoting the Oprah Winfrey Network and programming she believes in like Super Soul Sunday and the Belief series.

    Though many young women feel comfortable traveling with the general population and don’t see a need for the safe space provided by companies like Olivia Travel, Cruse feels that the service is as necessary as ever in the current political climate.

    What the world needs is kindness – and activism. Olivia Travel has incorporated an element of political engagement in its travel experiences, holding a leadership summit on its last cruise to discuss the current political landscape and what women can accomplish together.

    Connect with Jill Cruse

    Olivia Travel

    Olivia Travel on Twitter

    Olivia Travel on Instagram

    1-800-631-6277

     

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  •   We all do a certain amount of code switching,...
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    ‘When I have the money, I’ll work with a financial planner.’

    There is a lot of fear and stress around money, and a disproportionate number of women are intimidated by the prospect of working with a financial planner. It’s never fun to be judged, and many of us operate under the mistaken notion that financial planning is reserved for the rich. Today’s guest would argue that financial planners can help people in any income bracket, at any stage of their lives.

    Brittney Castro is the founder and CEO of Financially Wise Women, a financial planning firm that seeks to teach women and couples the art of managing their money the fun and simple way. She created the firm in an effort to help women get their financial lives in order, using an approach that is smart, compassionate and nonjudgmental. Castro is a Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, Accredited Asset Management Specialist, and a sought-after speaker and resource for national media outlets such as CNN, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Entrepreneur.

    Castro also serves as the Chase Financial Education Ambassador to promote financial literacy, and a CFP Pro spokeswoman on the CFP Board campaign to educate more women and minorities about the career of financial planning. Today she shares how working with female clients allows her to be more authentic in a male-dominated profession, why a career in financial planning is a good fit for women, and the benefits of getting your financial life in order regardless of the size of your bank account.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Because women speak differently about their financial goals, it may be beneficial for female clients to work with a female financial planner. Castro finds that she can be more authentic with her female clients, approaching the topic of money from a uniquely female perspective.

    The CFP campaign to foster diversity in the profession seeks to educate women and minorities about financial planning as a viable career option. As a spokesperson for the campaign, Castro leverages her own journey, inspiring the next generation to consider a career in financial planning.

    The benefits of being a financial planner include a flexible work schedule as well as the opportunity to make a significant impact in people’s lives. Castro sees the career as a good fit for women, and hopes to change the bleak statistic that less than 20% of CFPs are female.

    The process of sitting down with a financial planner involves three major components: 1) An initial consultation call, 2) Data, strategy and implementation meetings to build a budget and educate clients about their options, and 3) Review meetings to assess progress and address changes.

    Financial planners can help people in any income bracket, at any stage of their lives. You don’t have to be a millionaire to benefit from the advice of a professional.

    Designing a financial plan and implementing systems around your money provides freedom, stability, clarity and peace of mind.

    Connect with Brittney Castro

    financiallywisewomen.com

    Follow on Twitter

    Resources

    Financial Planning Demystified Blog Post

    Free Discovery Session

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  • ‘When I have the money, I’ll work with a financial...
  • Array ( [id] => 7d87c9f6-e835-11e8-9164-ffb8af93e7aa [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:27.169-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:56.065-08:00 [title] => Julia Pimsleur: Million Dollar Women [pubdate] => 2017-06-09T11:00:25.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/7d87c9f6-e835-11e8-9164-ffb8af93e7aa/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => We’ve all heard the phrase ‘go big or go home,’ but the sad truth is that many female entrepreneurs end up choosing the latter. Women are two times more likely to shut down their businesses due to a lack of capital, [summary] =>

    We’ve all heard the phrase ‘go big or go home,’ but the sad truth is that many female entrepreneurs end up choosing the latter. Women are two times more likely to shut down their businesses due to a lack of capital, and despite the fact that there are 10 million female entrepreneurs in the US generating $1.4 trillion in revenue, only 3% of women-owned businesses hit the $1M mark.

    These are the statistics that inspired Julia Pimsleur to start the Million Dollar Women Movement, a venture dedicated to helping one million female entrepreneurs reach $1M in revenue by 2020. The movement encompasses an annual summit for high-growth women entrepreneurs, the Million Dollar Women Masterclass, as well as her book, Million Dollar Women: The Essential Guide for Female Entrepreneurs Who Want to Go Big.

    Pimsleur’s work with Million Dollar Women stems from her experience as the founder and CEO of Little Pim, a foreign language learning program for young children and one of the few women-led venture capital backed companies in the US. The movement leverages the lessons she learned while scaling up Little Pim, and affords Pimsleur a platform to inspire and educate other women entrepreneurs in the areas of fundraising, sales and developing the ‘go big’ mindset.

    Pimsleur is also an award-winning filmmaker, a trained NLP master practitioner coach and mother of two. When she isn’t speaking or coaching Million Dollar Women, she can be found kicking a soccer ball in Central Park with her boys. Today she explains the vast gender gap in the entrepreneurial space and explores the reasons why women tend to downplay their strengths. Listen in to learn the benefits of networking and how to develop a ‘go big’ mindset.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    There is a vast gender gap in the entrepreneurial space. Pimsleur was inspired to start the Million Dollar Women Movement when she learned that only 1.8% of women-run companies were getting to $1M in revenue in 2014, and only 4% of venture capital goes to businesses run by women.

    Pimsleur’s big goal is to get one million women to $1M in revenue by the year 2020 by way of her book, Million Dollar Women, as well as the Masterclass and annual Million Dollar Women Summit.

    The three things you need to ‘go big’ are mindset, skill set and network. Develop resilience, celebrate your strengths and get in the right rooms with the right people – and it’s much easier to get to $1M.

    Women are socialized to downplay their gifts, but we must promote ourselves and offer our credentials right up front. If you have a PhD from Harvard, lead with that!

    Networking is key in making it to the next level. Though successful women are often fiercely independent, we must get outside our comfort zone and develop relationships with the right people – and that might mean attending Entrepreneurs’ Organization events rather than having margaritas with our girlfriends.

    Develop a ‘go big’ mindset. Visualize yourself running a multimillion-dollar company and know that it is possible.

    Connect with Julia Pimsleur

    juliapimsleur.com

    Million Dollar Women Masterclass

    Million Dollar Women Summit

    Resources

    Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

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  • We’ve all heard the phrase ‘go big or go home,’...
  • Array ( [id] => 7e09c794-e835-11e8-9164-2b85c1de2534 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:28.021-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:56.837-08:00 [title] => Ekaterina Walter: Never Eat Lunch Alone [pubdate] => 2017-05-26T12:00:46.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/7e09c794-e835-11e8-9164-2b85c1de2534/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => The social media revolution continues to grow and change the way we do business, and marketing in the virtual world requires a different approach. Today’s guest argues that true innovation requires collaboration, [summary] =>

    The social media revolution continues to grow and change the way we do business, and marketing in the virtual world requires a different approach. Today’s guest argues that true innovation requires collaboration, and the best way to navigate this new territory is by connecting to share best practices.

    Ekaterina Walter is the Global Evangelist for Sprinklr, a social media management infrastructure that allows top brands to create community online. The company provides technology to manage and enhance the customer experience, allowing businesses to do marketing, care and research by way of social platforms. Walter’s job entails sharing Sprinklr’s mission with the world.

    Walter is recognized as a leading industry innovator, receiving the SoMe Marketer of the Year award in 2013. She was number three on Forbes’ 2014 list of The World’s Top 40 Social Marketing Talent, and named by Fortune magazine as one of the most impactful business people on social media. Walter’s impressive resume includes a run as Social Media Strategist and Innovator at Intel, where she led the brand to international recognition as an early social marketing leader. She went on to co-found BRANDERATI, a marketing platform for advocacy and influencer relations; Walter served as a catalyst for the startup’s acquisition by Sprinklr in 2014.

    Walter is an international speaker and author of the bestseller Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook’s Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg. She is also the co-author of The Power of Visual Storytelling: How to Use Visuals, Videos, and Social Media to Market Your Brand and a frequent contributor to principal print and online publications including Fast Company, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur and Forbes. Today she shares the significance of building a network, how collaboration has contributed to her success, and the evolution of marketing strategy in the digital age. Listen in to understand why you should never eat lunch alone!

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    There is no such thing as a self-made woman. Walter counts the network she has built as her most significant accomplishment.

    True innovation requires collaboration. Walter suggests reaching out to smart people to share best practices.

    Don’t have lunch alone. Leverage opportunities to provide value to and learn from others.

    Everything you ever wanted is on the other side of fear. Yes, rejection is difficult, but remember that you are no worse off.

    Smart people are open to new connections. Highlight shared passion points, and you might be surprised how many people are willing to share their experience with you.

    Businesses must evolve in light of digital transformation, taking the community-building model of social channels and building that customer-centric focus into the fabric of business intelligence.

    With changing customer expectations, businesses have an obligation to develop a unified customer ID that every department can work from to personalize customer experience in real time.

    Connect with Ekaterina Walter

    ekaterinawalter.com

    Follow on Twitter

    Connect on LinkedIn

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  • The social media revolution continues to grow and change the...
  • Array ( [id] => 7e900106-e835-11e8-9164-0bcde687a04a [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:28.901-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:57.700-08:00 [title] => Elizabeth Dean: Women Can Have it All [pubdate] => 2017-05-12T11:00:26.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/7e900106-e835-11e8-9164-0bcde687a04a/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Ever heard about Forensic Accounting? - If not, then you’ll in for a treat as our special guest, Elizabeth Dean shares how her passion for mathematics led her to a rather new kind of service in the financial world. - [summary] =>

    Ever heard about Forensic Accounting?

    If not, then you’ll in for a treat as our special guest, Elizabeth Dean shares how her passion for mathematics led her to a rather new kind of service in the financial world.

    As the vice-president and founding member of TM Financial Forensics LLC, Elizabeth tells her journey from doing a traditional accounting role into consulting.

    Along the way, she discovers key issues that impact not just her but all women who are looking to further their career in male dominated fields: law, technology and finance.

    With more than 20 years in financial services, Elizabeth shares her personal definition of success. She talks about how success changes as she move forward from being in college to the professional field. Plus, we’ll learn about HiPower and what value it delivers especially to women who want to advance their careers.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • How she got started in a field that’s dominated by men.

    • Reasons why there’s quite a shortage of women scaling up to higher position in traditional industries like law, financial services, engineering and accounting.

    • Instances in her career where being a woman restricted her from doing what she has to do.

    • The value of being in an organization like HiPower.

    • The challenges that she had to overcome during her career in forensic accounting.

    • The risks involved in creating a business that is fairly new to the market and wasn’t recognized by most companies.

    Tweetables:

    • The assumption that women can’t be effective at their jobs once they have a family is naïve.

    • If you need something, you should ask. Don’t toil in silence.

    • I feel in retrospect that everybody, even in a very large organization, has an impact. Everything you do is beneficial to the company.

    Big Takeaways:

    • Organization should create a cultural environment that encourages women to develop a long-term career goal. Such encouragement could be in a form of a more flexible policies.

    • If you want to advance your goals – whether professionally or personally – you have to learn how to ask. Toiling in silence isn’t a smart thing to do.

    • Create an environment that supports diversity – whether it’s between genders or races.

    • Even challenges can open a window of opportunity to grow your business or your career. Don’t close your door to the possibility of building on the challenges you had to go through.

    Related Links & References:

    • TM Financial Forensics LLC official website : www.tmfin.com

    • Elizabeth’s LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-dean

    • Elizabeth on HiPower.org: www.hipower.org

    • ELLEVATE official website: www.ellevatenetwork.com

    • Book: Stiletto Network: Inside the Women’s Power Circles That Are Changing the Face of Business by Pamela Ryckman

    • Book: The Ask: How to Ask for Support for Your Nonprofit Cause, Creative Project, or Business Venture by Laura Fredrick

    • Book: The Connectors: How the World’s Most Successful Businesspeople Build Relationships and Win Clients for Life by Maribeth Kuzmeski

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  • Ever heard about Forensic Accounting? If not, then you’ll in...
  • Array ( [id] => 7f2ea464-e835-11e8-9164-0f06919fbdc2 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:29.940-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:58.391-08:00 [title] => Marguerita Cheng: Bringing Empathy and Connection to Financial Planning [pubdate] => 2017-04-28T11:00:40.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/7f2ea464-e835-11e8-9164-0f06919fbdc2/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Though the world of finance continues to be dominated by men, today’s guest argues that the strengths required for success in the field of financial advisory are competencies normally associated with women, specifically empathy and communication. [summary] =>

    Though the world of finance continues to be dominated by men, today’s guest argues that the strengths required for success in the field of financial advisory are competencies normally associated with women, specifically empathy and communication.  Rita Cheng is the CEO of Blue Ocean Global Wealth, an investment advisory firm that delivers comprehensive financial planning and wealth management solutions to families, entrepreneurs, and executives. As a trusted partner and educational resource, Blue Ocean provides corporations and institutions with portfolio construction, investment due diligence, and risk management consulting.

    While studying Asian Language & Literature as well as Finance at the University of Maryland, College Park, Cheng was awarded the prestigious Monbukagakusho Scholarship which allowed her to study abroad at Keio University in Tokyo and eventually land a position with Towa Securities, where she leveraged her language and accounting skills to become both Analyst and Editor, translating Towa’s newsletter from Japanese to English for overseas investors in the US and Europe.

    Cheng returned to the US to further her education and start a family, and she soon discovered the discipline of personal finance. She spent 14 years as a Financial Advisor for Ameriprise Financial Services before transitioning to her role at Blue Ocean. She is a CFP professional, a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, a Retirement Income Certified Professional, and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. Cheng is committed to educating the public about the benefits of ethical financial planning through her roles as a Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Ambassador and Women’s Initiative Advocate. Today she shares the secrets to getting your financial life in order, her take on why women have a different approach to investing, and the need for women in the growing financial industry.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    “So many people spend their health to gain wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.” This A. J. Reb Materi quote is Cheng’s matra, and in her role as a financial planner she seeks to have a positive impact on individuals, families and society. She is committed to helping each client achieve a reasonable amount of wealth and enabling them to enjoy that wealth in good health, with their community of friends, family and loved ones.

    Don’t be intimidated or overwhelmed by the prospect of getting your financial life in order. Begin by determining your net worth, cashflow, and credit score, as well as exploring your priorities.

    The financial planner’s office must be a judgement-free zone. Cheng sends new clients a questionnaire to facilitate an initial dialogue, but she makes it clear that there will be no shaming and doesn’t charge for the first hour. Her goal is to make the first experience a positive one, even if the client decides not to work with her.

    While women and men both want to build wealth and reach their financial goals, women employ a different approach. Women tend to be more relational and risk-aware, thinking several steps ahead, thus the conversation a financial planner initiates with a female client should explore the impact each decision has on other aspects of her financial life.

    The financial industry is an excellent fit for women. Cheng initially thought of the business world as cold and cut-throat, but she learned that psychology and the ability to communicate with clients were the most important skills in financial advisory. “The need for empathy and the ability to connect with one another is never going away.”

     Connect with Rita Cheng

    blueoceanglobalwealth.com

    Email mcheng@blueoceanglobalwealth.com

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  • Though the world of finance continues to be dominated by...
  • Array ( [id] => 7fbb9608-e835-11e8-9164-e79eeefbb660 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:30.863-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:59.065-08:00 [title] => Cindy Heine: Strength Through Generosity [pubdate] => 2017-04-14T11:00:22.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/7fbb9608-e835-11e8-9164-e79eeefbb660/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Conventional wisdom tells us that change is necessary, and we must work toward acceptance. But change can also be terrifying, and our instinct is to resist. Today’s guest found a way to not only accept sentinel change in her industry, [summary] =>

    Conventional wisdom tells us that change is necessary, and we must work toward acceptance. But change can also be terrifying, and our instinct is to resist. Today’s guest found a way to not only accept sentinel change in her industry, but to adapt and capitalize on that change to build a business helping others navigate the new lay – and law – of the land.

    Cindy Heine founded SyncStream Solutions in 2013 to combat mounting confusion among employers about how to navigate and comply with emerging Affordable Care Act regulations. SyncStream builds intuitive software that helps employers understand and fulfill their obligations under healthcare reform policy. Based in Baton Rouge, the company seeks to be a thought leader, educator and innovator for clients.

    Heine got her start in the healthcare industry as a hospital chaplain before working her way up to middle management and finally executive roles in the faith-based healthcare system. She had been on the board of her father’s employee benefits consulting firm since its inception in 1998, and succeeded him as President in 2009. When the ACA went into effect, Heine led her team in learning as much as they could about the new law. One employee developed a software curriculum, and SyncStream was born – first as the marketing arm for the product, later purchasing a controlling interest in the company. Without the benefit of outside venture capital, SyncStream has grown to 30 employees and 10,000 customers.

    Listen in as Heine shares her journey in the family business, honoring her father’s legacy while making the firm her own. She also offers a unique perspective on the current political debate around health care.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    View change as an opportunity. When the ACA came along, Heine dove in and developed SyncStream Solutions in response to the changing landscape of the healthcare system.

    Work as a team to assure a smooth succession. When Heine took over for her father as President of the employee benefits consulting business he founded, some difficult conversations took place. Together they were able to plan and implement a smooth transition, and her father still functions as a ‘recliner consultant’ for the firm.

    Generosity and kindness are not the same as weakness. Heine’s father taught her that it’s better to have a small piece of a larger pie, as opposed to the whole pie. Working with people you love who have the same kind of energy but complementary skills is good business sense. ‘You can always get more pie.’

    Control what you can control. The current political climate around the ACA is turbulent; however, it remains the law of the land. Continue to comply by doing your best to report what you know, and remember that any further reform would be subject to the Administrative Procedures Act process.

     Connect with Cindy Heine

    Sync-Stream.com

    cindyh@sync-stream.com

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  • Conventional wisdom tells us that change is necessary, and we...
  • Array ( [id] => 803f3eae-e835-11e8-9164-ef4db3af9206 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:31.726-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:01:59.812-08:00 [title] => Wendi Kelly: Stepping Over the Fear [pubdate] => 2017-03-31T11:00:46.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/803f3eae-e835-11e8-9164-ef4db3af9206/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Life can be a juggling act, and many women find themselves overwhelmed by the task of keeping those balls in the air. How do you make forward progress when you are just trying to make it through the day without dropping one? - [summary] =>

    Life can be a juggling act, and many women find themselves overwhelmed by the task of keeping those balls in the air. How do you make forward progress when you are just trying to make it through the day without dropping one?

    Wendi Kelly is an author, artist and transformation coach who teaches clients to blast through the negative thoughts, patterns and habits that are preventing them from creating the life they envision. She helps other writers and small business owners build a mindset of self-efficacy and develop the discipline necessary to take one small step each day as they work toward the life of their dreams.

    Kelly has co-authored five novels with her writing partner, Deborah Dorchak, including the Bonds of Blood and Spirit series: Loyalties, Uncivi

    l Wars, Reclamations and Legacies. The first book in their second saga, Tau’s Pride: Storms, is also available.

    When Kelly isn’t writing or coaching clients, she is leading workshops and delivering keynotes for groups who want to learn how to live a creative, inspired life. Listen as she explores the reasons why so many women get stuck and shares her approach to ‘stepping over the fear.’

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    In writing fiction, you must know the ending – yet be flexible in how you get there. Kelly and her co-writer always know the purpose of the chapter they are working on, but they are often surprised by the what happens along the way.

    There is no such thing as writer’s block. In writing and in life, fears, expectations, judgements and comparisons can stop you from moving forward. The secret is to focus on your work and the message.

    One reason many women get stuck is because they feel that in order to be ‘good enough,’ they must be ‘better than.’ Kelly advises choosing one of the most important balls you are juggling, and moving it forward … just a little bit.

    You will never stop being afraid. You just have to step over the fear and keep going.

    Say it out loud. When you share your fear, you learn that you’re not alone.

    Transformation is about figuring out how to take that one small step each day – and doing it with consistency. We get more powerful when we act with integrity, aligning our behavior with the things we said we would do.

     Connect with Wendi Kelly

    bluesunstudio-inc.com

    Wendi’s Amazon Page

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  • Life can be a juggling act, and many women find...
  • Array ( [id] => 80b58546-e835-11e8-9164-ef9c6f537e34 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:32.502-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:00.590-08:00 [title] => Janet Salazar: UN Representative Shares a Real Solution for Diversity [pubdate] => 2017-03-24T11:00:10.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/80b58546-e835-11e8-9164-ef9c6f537e34/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => While the world has seen many women stake their claims as leaders, there is still a gap between genders in terms of leadership. In today's episode, Janet Salazar, human potential activist and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, [summary] =>

    While the world has seen many women stake their claims as leaders, there is still a gap between genders in terms of leadership. In today’s episode, Janet Salazar, human potential activist and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, talks about a solution to bridge the gap and create real change. She discusses her innovative dialogue series, Conversations with Men™, a pioneering and groundbreaking executive forum with the mission of engaging men in leadership roles to accelerate women’s leadership at the top, and achieving gender equality.

    Janet relates her own experiences with taking on responsibility and management, and how that helped her gain her position in the UN and establish Impact Leadership 21, a social enterprise dedicated to sustainable leadership worldwide. She also discusses her thoughts on leadership, and the importance of having men be champions for women leaders.

    While the world still has some distance before achieving a better balance between genders in terms of leadership, Janet’s initiatives are paving the way for a future for the best and brightest leaders, whether male or female.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • Just how big the gap is between men and women in leadership roles.

    • How Impact Leadership 21 has been empowering men and women for sustainable leadership.

    • What the Conversations With Men forum has been doing to bring awareness about this disparity.

    • Why Janet wishes to someday do away with the term “women’s leadership”.

    Tweetables:

    • I believe that the changes that need to happen have to come from conscious decision from leadership.

    • At the end of the day, it really boils down to humanity and being human. There is no gender.

    Big Takeaways:

    • Many organizations, such as the United Nations, have been working to empower both men and women for leadership positions. Notably, the leaders of the private sector are highly influential in this scenario, and making them aware of their influence is a key step to bridging this gap.

    • Women leadership is not just about salary increases or positions. It is about realizing the economic impact that women bring to the table as well, and involving them to be part of it.

    • Having conversations with male champions of female empowerment is a powerful tool that can help advance gender equality in leadership.

    Related Links & References:

    • Janet’s official website: www.janetcsalazar.com

    • Janet’s LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/janetcsalazar

    • Janet’s Twitter handle: twitter.com/janetcsalazar1

    • Impact Leadership 21: www.impactleadership21.com

    • Conversations With Men: www.impactleadership21.com/conversations-with-men.html

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  • While the world has seen many women stake their claims...
  • Array ( [id] => 81603e46-e835-11e8-9164-9768efda6eb9 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:33.620-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:01.276-08:00 [title] => Dorri McWhorter: An Innovative Transformation for Women Empowerment [pubdate] => 2017-03-17T11:00:17.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/81603e46-e835-11e8-9164-9768efda6eb9/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => The YWCA has had a long legacy for providing social services to a number of different communities. Learn more about its journey of transformation from a 140-year-old social service agency to a twenty-first century social enterprise in today's interview... [summary] =>

    The YWCA has had a long legacy for providing social services to a number of different communities. Learn more about its journey of transformation from a 140-year-old social service agency to a twenty-first century social enterprise in today’s interview with Dorri McWhorter, the current CEO of YWCA Chicago and one of the top women innovators listed in Chicago’s #TheBlueNetwork.

    Dorri tells the story of how her experience in a number of corporate positions gave her the perspective to find new solutions for the YWCA’s transformation. She also talks about the YWCA, and how it has remained true to its vision while being able to find its own foothold in modern society. She touches as well on her thoughts about having more women tapped for the boardrooms of many other companies and organizations today.

    While remaining true to its vision, the YWCA has enjoyed a welcome transition in modern society. Learn from Dorri, as she talks about the YWCA’s initiatives and how you too can be empowered to engage people and be involved with your community today.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • The importance of exposure to different situations in providing new solutions to any organization or company.

    • How YWCA Chicago has been able to raise awareness on their vision of eliminating racism and empowering women.

    • What women can do to find opportunities for career advancement and boardroom positions.

    Tweetables:

    • We’ve really raised the visibility of the YWCA and the work that we do, so people are aware that these things are happening… right in their backyard.

    • It’s about what you do in your day-to-day work, but it’s also about extending that network and keeping that professional circle well-populated so you can have access to opportunities.

    Big Takeaways:

    • It is a good idea to be exposed to a number of different situations, as they may give you the perspective to find solutions and growth in a number of different areas in the future.

    • Among the first steps to take in helping a community, raising awareness about a key issue is very important. In today’s modern society, there are a number of ways to make people aware of problems that may just be happening in their backyard.

    • Career advancement, even appointments to the board of directors, rely not only on the work you do, but also on the network you have. Being involved in communities and organizations will help expand your network and make you open to many opportunities.

    Related Links & References:

    • Dorri’s Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/dorrimcwhorter

    • YWCA Chicago website: www.ywcachicago.org/

    • #NotThatComplicated: www.ywcachicago.org/notthatcomplicated/

    • YShop.org: yshop.org

    • National Association of Corporate Directors’ website: nacdonline.org

    • The Mayor’s Commission for a Safer Chicago: www.cityofchicago.org/saferchicago

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  • The YWCA has had a long legacy for providing social...
  • Array ( [id] => 81e0dae2-e835-11e8-9164-f7447dfb94a4 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:34.462-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:01.845-08:00 [title] => Eloise Bune: Finding Success After Being Rejected…50 Times [pubdate] => 2017-03-10T11:00:26.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/81e0dae2-e835-11e8-9164-f7447dfb94a4/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => You’ve heard the phrase, “Don’t take no for an answer,” but what if you heard the word “no” 50 times from 50 different venture capitalists? Would you have the inner drive to keep moving forward? Today’s guest puts a new spin on perseverance with her st... [summary] =>

    You’ve heard the phrase, “Don’t take no for an answer,” but what if you heard the word “no” 50 times from 50 different venture capitalists? Would you have the inner drive to keep moving forward? Today’s guest puts a new spin on perseverance with her story of how grit and grace led to her eventual success – and a Harvard Business School case study!

    Eloise Bune is the founder and CEO of Handwriting.io. Since founding the technology startup in 2011, she has guided the development of Handwriting.io’s groundbreaking handwriting replication software. Under her leadership, the company has established partnerships with major players in the print space, including Hallmark, Xerox and 1-800-Flowers, and secured its Series A funding to continue her vision to enrich a digital world with personal messages. Bune has also played a leading role in the launch of Handwriting.io’s new app, ScribbleChat, which functions to personalize text messages via “handwritten” text, emojis and animation.

    Bune is also committed to educating aspiring entrepreneurs and new business owners. As such, she is active in several leadership organizations like Springboard Enterprises, Golden Seeds, Million Dollar Women and WeCN. Today she coaches you to learn from every “no” and seek out mentors who can help you secure a “yes.”

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Be coachable. Bune presented to 50 venture capitalists and heard “no” 50 times. She had the strength to persist because she learned from their feedback, applied that information and kept moving to the next level.

    Find your Janet. Bune attributes her perseverance to mentor Janet Kraus, CEO of peach, inc. The presence of a sounding board who could help Bune supply a next step inspired her to continue moving forward.

    Create a list of ten people who can help you. Reach out and invite those ten individuals out for coffee by picking up the phone to leave a voicemail or to make an appointment with an assistant. Bune has discovered that people want to help, and if they can’t, they will put you in touch with someone who can.

    Don’t entertain the monsters in your head. Women tend to listen to the destructive voices that make us feel unworthy and fear we might be wasting someone’s time. But we must look past that apprehension and ask for help to reap the rewards.

    Only 4% of venture capital goes to women. Venture capitalists are looking for a great idea in a big market, pitched by a confident entrepreneur with a team in place to execute a fully developed strategy, while angel investors are more likely to take a risk on someone who doesn’t necessarily have all of the answers.

    Connect with Eloise Bune

    handwriting.io

    getscribblechat.com

     Resources

    Harvard Business School Case Study: What Do Angels Want?

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  • You’ve heard the phrase, “Don’t take no for an answer,”...
  • Array ( [id] => 8271f3f6-e835-11e8-9164-b77724af2128 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:35.414-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:02.531-08:00 [title] => Amanda Boleyn: Powerhouse Female Entrepreneur [pubdate] => 2017-03-03T11:00:06.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/8271f3f6-e835-11e8-9164-b77724af2128/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] =>   - Amanda Boleyn is the host of She Did It Her Way, a podcast where she features savvy female entrepreneurs from across the globe to learn their behaviors, mindsets and business models. The podcast has received much recognition, [summary] =>

     

    Amanda Boleyn is the host of She Did It Her Way, a podcast where she features savvy female entrepreneurs from across the globe to learn their behaviors, mindsets and business models. The podcast has received much recognition, being named one of Forbes’ 12 Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneur.com’s Top 24 Exceptional Women-Hosted Podcasts for Entrepreneurs in 2017.

    Boleyn is an entrepreneur herself, consulting with large organizations to implement sales, leadership development and employee engagement trainings. She has worked with more than 10,000 individuals in multiple industries, including telecom, health care, tech and banking. Boleyn believes that real return on investment is rooted in the development of people within organizations.

    Boleyn began her career in the corporate world, working in retail management and human resources at Fortune 500 companies before taking the leap to start her own consulting business. Today on the podcast, she shares the life-changing mindset that has allowed her measure success based on what she has learned in the process of running her own firm. Boleyn also reveals her best tips for sustaining your financial health and building profit into your business!

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    “Whatever you do, never, ever, ever, ever ring that bell.” There is a vulnerability that comes with entrepreneurship, and the inner critic that plagues many women may tempt them to tap out. Boleyn encourages female business owners to persevere and develop the mental stamina to keep going – even when the going is tough.

    Attach success to the process rather than the outcome. Yes, burgeoning entrepreneurs will face challenges and make mistakes, but you can choose to apply what you learned (rather than dwelling on the failures) and move forward.

    You can’t learn unless you put yourself out there. Boleyn cites the small number of female students who enter the University of Iowa’s pitch competition to illustrate the necessity of a shift in mindset. Don’t take yourself out of the game because you may not win; instead consider what you can learn from the process.

    Build profit into your business. Though your income may fluctuate, it is possible to create consistency by assigning percentages of your income (rather than amounts) to things like owner’s pay and profit.

     Connect with Amanda Boleyn

    She Did It Her Way Podcast

    Twitter

    Instagram

    Facebook

     Resources

    Admiral McRaven’s Commencement Address

    Amanda’s Course

    Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

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  •   Amanda Boleyn is the host of She Did It...
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    Lynn Dictor, better known as her on-air persona, Moira, is Orlando’s favorite Jewish mother on the wildly popular radio show ‘The Philips Phile.’  She has one of the most well-known voices in radio.

    On this episode of the podcast, she explores the current assault on the media, offers advice to professional women, and discusses her work to promote tolerance.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    There is no such thing as alternative fact. Moira is offended by the assault on legitimate news organizations in the current political climate, and she is alarmed by the blurred lines between editorializing and true reporting, which requires an objective approach.

    Don’t sell yourself short. Moira encourages young women to recognize their value and present that to the people who are in a position to deliver a raise, a better shift, a more prestigious time slot, etc.

    The best way to tackle prejudice is by getting accustomed to different types of people. Moira’s greatest career success to date is helping others take steps toward embracing diversity through ‘The Philips Phile.’

     Connect with Moira

    twitter.com/moira104

    facebook.com/ThePhilipsPhile

     Resources

    Listen to The Philips Phile

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  • Lynn Dictor, better known as her on-air persona, Moira, is...
  • Array ( [id] => 8388c602-e835-11e8-9164-c39278387408 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:37.242-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:04.002-08:00 [title] => Jocelyn Wright: Strengthening Financial Services Through Diversity [pubdate] => 2017-02-03T11:00:37.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/8388c602-e835-11e8-9164-c39278387408/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Jocelyn D. Wright serves as both The American College State Farm Chair for Women and Financial Services and Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies. In these roles, she functions as the Center’s director and chief ambassador in leveraging research and e... [summary] =>

    Jocelyn D. Wright serves as both The American College State Farm Chair for Women and Financial Services and Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies. In these roles, she functions as the Center’s director and chief ambassador in leveraging research and education to create broad awareness of the challenges and opportunities as they pertain to women in financial services.

    In addition, Wright is the Founder and Managing Partner of The Ascension Group where she serves as a financial advisor, partnering with clients to design a personalized strategy to help them reach their financial goals. Wright has 20-plus years of experience in the field, and she holds the Certified Financial Planner designation.

    Passionate about educating the community, Wright enjoys speaking at conferences and conducting seminars on economic empowerment, debt reduction and investing. InvestmentNews Magazine recently recognized her as one of the 20 Women to Watch in 2016. On this episode of the podcast, Wright discusses her work to change the face of the financial services industry via outreach programs and scholarship initiatives that will attract young women and African Americans to the profession.

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Financial planners must recognize the unique needs of women and market their services differently to female clients. Wright is responsible for the course FA 204: Marketing Financial Services to Women, which provides students with data regarding areas that are uniquely important to women.

    Everyone should have a clear understanding of where they are financially. Even in 2017, we raise our daughters differently from our sons, and some women continue to be intimidated by money matters. Wright stresses the importance of knowing your net worth as well as what you owe in order to understand how to operate on a day-to-day basis.

    Education and awareness are key components of building diversity in the financial services sector. Wright is currently working to “forcefully change the face of the industry” by exposing African American students to opportunities in financial services with the moonshot goal of doubling the number of African American advisors in the next decade.

    Diversity in the financial services sector functions both to strengthen the industry itself as well as help close the wealth gap in our country. Wright contends that an industry workforce including women and minorities will have a positive impact on individuals, families and communities as heretofore underserved groups gain financial literacy.

    Connect with Jocelyn Wright

    theamericancollege.edu

    womenscenter.theamericancollege.edu

    twitter.com/jocelyndwright

    Resources

    ellevest.com

    rockthestreetwallstreet.com

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  • Jocelyn D. Wright serves as both The American College State...
  • Array ( [id] => 840adfd4-e835-11e8-9164-dfe91d145655 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:38.094-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:04.581-08:00 [title] => Eleanor Blayney: Inspiring Diversity in Financial Planning [pubdate] => 2017-01-27T11:00:11.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/840adfd4-e835-11e8-9164-dfe91d145655/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Eleanor Blayney, CFP is the Consumer Advocate for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board of Standards, reaching out to consumers to help them understand how financial planning and CFP professionals can improve their lives. [summary] =>

    Eleanor Blayney, CFP is the Consumer Advocate for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board of Standards, reaching out to consumers to help them understand how financial planning and CFP professionals can improve their lives. A recognized conference speaker and author of the book Women’s Worth, she has played a pioneering role in shaping the financial planning profession. Blayney has taught for the College of Financial Planning and helped develop practice standards and ethical requirements for CFP professionals in the U.S.

    The greater part of her career was spent as Managing Director of SBSB, where Blayney helped build one of the largest independent wealth management firms in the country. For twenty-plus years, she worked with individual clients to help them articulate and plan for their financial goals. As the only woman in the firm, she drew upon her intuition, communication strengths and facility for sustaining relationships to serve hundreds of clients in the Washington, DC metro area and around the country.

    Passionate about finding ways to foster gender parity in the financial planning profession, Blayney helped spearhead the CFP Board’s Women’s Initiative (WIN) to address the industry’s “feminine famine.” On this episode of the podcast, Blayney speaks to gender disparity in the industry and discusses the CFP Board’s work to reach out to young women and attract a more diverse workforce.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    The two root causes of gender disparity in the financial industry are lack of knowledge and discriminatory firm culture. “You can’t be what you can’t see,” and until young women are made aware of opportunities and introduced to role models in the financial industry, Blayney argues that firms will have difficulty appealing to talented women.

    Combat lack of awareness with advocacy partnerships that give industry representatives the chance to tell their stories. Through the ‘Faces and Voices of Diverse CFP Professionals’ campaign, the board is working with organizations like Invest in Girls and Rock the Street Wall Street to connect speakers with their target audience and give young women a sense of what the profession looks like.

    The financial planning industry is a good fit for women because it offers a sense of purpose and meaning. Blayney contends that the profession allows for the opportunity to create meaningful relationships and provides a creative outlet that appealed to her as a young professional.

    Educational opportunities in the industry must be both relevant and accessible. The CFP Board has approved 300-plus registered programs around the country, both traditional classroom and online.

    Candidates for certification with a professional contact are far more successful. The CFP Board WIN-to-WIN mentor program provides the opportunity to connect prospective female professionals with advice and support.

    Investing in a diverse workforce improves outcomes in terms of profit, productivity and morale. Blayney emphasizes the necessity of inclusiveness in the financial planning industry to build a sustainable workforce that truly represents those they serve.

    Connect with Eleanor Blayney

    Email: eblayney@cfpboard.org.

    twitter.com/EleanorBlayney

    CFP Board Website: cfp.net

    Resources

    www.investgirls.org

    rockthestreetwallstreet.com

    fortefoundation.org

    irelaunch.com

    Women’s Worth: Finding Your Financial Confidence by Eleanor Blayney: http://amz...

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  • Eleanor Blayney, CFP is the Consumer Advocate for the Certified...
  • Array ( [id] => 848c99de-e835-11e8-9164-778892d16e41 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:38.945-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:05.190-08:00 [title] => Heather Ann Havenwood: Never Fear ‘Failure’ [pubdate] => 2017-01-20T11:00:50.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/848c99de-e835-11e8-9164-778892d16e41/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Heather Ann Havenwood is a serial entrepreneur with an expertise in information marketing and business strategies. Named one of Huffington Post’s Top 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs for 2017, she is known as “The Wizard Behind the Curtain” who teach... [summary] =>

    Heather Ann Havenwood is a serial entrepreneur with an expertise in information marketing and business strategies. Named one of Huffington Post’s Top 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs for 2017, she is known as “The Wizard Behind the Curtain” who teaches people to leverage their knowledge and sell it to the world. As CEO of Havenwood Worldwide, LLC, she has coached and promoted hundreds of entrepreneurs, transforming their knowhow into marketable courses, seminars and Masterminds.

    In 2006, Havenwood started, developed and grew an online information marketing and publishing company from ground zero to over $1 million in sales in less than 12 months. Then she lost it all. In this podcast, she shares her story of success and loss, revealing how she fought her way back from bankruptcy and foreclosure to achieve professional success once again – and discover her true passion in owning her own business and serving clients to help them achieve their personal goals.

    Prepare to be inspired as Havenwood shares the story of how she tapped into her strengths and became her own Sexy Boss, working to educate, enlighten and empower female entrepreneurs to grow their own online business and to live a fearless and fulfilled life.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    “If you don’t get hit, you’re not playing hard enough.” In the world of business, expect to encounter setbacks. Havenwood was hit hard when a business partner emptied their accounts and left her with immense debt, but she started over and achieved great success once again.

    Tap into what you’re good at. Entrepreneurship is about more than just making money, it’s about building a business around your strengths and helping other people achieve. Havenwood shares this lesson in her book, Sexy Boss.

    Give yourself permission to fail. Though we’re taught as kids to avoid failure at all costs, the world of business requires that we give ourselves permission to miss the mark on occasion. It’s okay to create something that doesn’t work; the failure of a marketing funnel or a particular product does not reflect a personal failure.

    See through a business lens. Though it can be difficult to avoid making decisions based on emotion, it is important to shift your mindset. Havenwood recommends gaining perspective by asking pragmatic questions: What’s working? What isn’t? How can we fix it? Is the timing right?

    Connect with Heather Havenwood

    heatherhavenwood.com

    Resources

    Sexy Boss by Heather Havenwood

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  • Heather Ann Havenwood is a serial entrepreneur with an expertise...
  • Array ( [id] => 852365c6-e835-11e8-9164-037b5bb39014 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:39.933-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:05.861-08:00 [title] => Stacey Hanke: Be The Leader You Were Meant To Be [pubdate] => 2017-01-13T11:00:32.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/852365c6-e835-11e8-9164-037b5bb39014/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Stacy Hanke is a keynote speaker, writer, communications skills coach and executive mentor. She is the CEO and founder of Stacey Hanke, Inc., a team of mentors and consultants who equip leaders within organizations to communicate with confidence, [summary] =>

    Stacy Hanke is a keynote speaker, writer, communications skills coach and executive mentor. She is the CEO and founder of Stacey Hanke, Inc., a team of mentors and consultants who equip leaders within organizations to communicate with confidence, presence and authenticity, day in and day out.

    As an expert in executive presence and influence, Hanke has trained and presented to thousands in an effort to teach executives to choose their words carefully and rid business leaders of bad body language habits.

    On this episode of the podcast, Hanke talks us through several important themes in her new book, Influence Redefined, including the importance of self-awareness and reflection, securing meaningful feedback, and practicing authenticity and consistency in daily communication.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Leaders need the opportunity to see through the eyes and ears of their listeners. Hanke’s ‘Influence Model’ offers leaders practical skills and techniques to enhance their reputation and level of influence as they communicate with intention.

    The three reasons why leaders have an inaccurate understanding of how they are perceived include flawed feedback, lack of self-awareness and failure to hold themselves accountable.

    In order to secure honest, effective feedback, leaders must approach friends, family members and colleagues who will be upfront, asking these observers to look for specific communication skills in real situations.

    Don’t wait for the ‘Big Gig.’ Hanke recommends that leaders cultivate communication skills daily and establish consistency – Monday to Monday. It is difficult to be authentic during a big presentation when you have not practiced the necessary communication techniques (i.e.: eye contact, connect and engage) in everyday interactions.

    Take the time for self-reflection. Hanke suggests that leaders spend five minutes developing a 90-day action plan that identifies specific skills to work on (word choice, brevity, etc.), then meeting weekly with an accountability partner to assess progress.

     Connect with Stacey Hanke

    staceyhankeinc.com

    Resources

    Influence Redefined: Be the Leader You Were Meant to Be, Monday to Monday by Stacey Hanke

    Yes You Can!: Everything You Need From A to Z to Influence Others to Take Action by Stacey Hanke and Mary Steinberg

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  • Stacy Hanke is a keynote speaker, writer, communications skills coach...
  • Array ( [id] => 85bf4ab8-e835-11e8-9164-7f03b5fab996 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:40.954-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:06.509-08:00 [title] => Katie Goodman: Focus Where it Matters [pubdate] => 2016-12-30T13:00:07.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/85bf4ab8-e835-11e8-9164-7f03b5fab996/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Katie Goodman is an award-winning musical comic, actress, author, speaker and social activist. As the creator and headliner of Broad Comedy, an internationally touring satirical show, is co-produced and co-written with her husband, Soren Kisiel, [summary] =>

    Katie Goodman is an award-winning musical comic, actress, author, speaker and social activist. As the creator and headliner of Broad Comedy, an internationally touring satirical show, is co-produced and co-written with her husband, Soren Kisiel, Katie’s edgy blend of politics, feminism and music makes her one of the most exciting comedians working today.

    Born and raised in Brookline, MA, Katie was drafted into politics early. As the daughter of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Ellen Goodman, Katie was raised on the importance of addressing social issues. She made her directorial debut in the 2nd grade with the ironic choice of the musical Really Rosie, a story of a precocious child directing and starring in her own musical. And from there she set out on the path of writing and performing. Her subsequent projects have been, shall we say, a little edgier.

    Along with her solo show, and work with Broad Comedy, Katie and her husband run a theater camp, now in its 21st year for 250 high-energy, theatre-obsessed children.

    On this episode, Goodman talks about why some women are unwilling to call themselves a feminist and an experience that taught her the importance of speaking up where it makes a difference and when it’s worth it.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Many younger women don’t want to call themselves a “feminist” because they’ve grown up in a feminist world and therefore take it for granted. Taking it for granted isn’t a bad thing but we need to remember that there is still work to be done.

    Comedy is a great place to talk about social issues because it makes people step back and listen with perspective.

    It’s important to identify the things that inspire you as well as the things that will create burnout.

    For Goodman, it’s important to know where and when to speak up. Where it makes a difference and when it’s worth it.

    The format of social media encourages bullying because many people feel like they aren’t doing it to real people.

    Connect with Katie Goodman

    katiegoodman.com

    Twitter: twitter.com/katiegoodman

    Instagram: instagram.com/thekatiegoodman

    Facebook: facebook.com/KatieGoodmanComedian

    Youtube: youtube.com/user/broadcomedy

    Resources

    Improvisation for the Spirit – By Katie Goodman

    katiegoodman.com/tickets

     

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  • Katie Goodman is an award-winning musical comic, actress, author, speaker...
  • Array ( [id] => 865376ca-e835-11e8-9164-83a9b29920d3 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:41.926-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:07.226-08:00 [title] => Lori Webb: The Power of an Experience [pubdate] => 2016-12-16T11:00:50.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/865376ca-e835-11e8-9164-83a9b29920d3/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Lori Webb is a professional speaker, writer and workshop facilitator who specializes in international entrepreneurial trends, tech innovations and the power of experience. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, she serves clients all over the world via her comp... [summary] =>

    Lori Webb is a professional speaker, writer and workshop facilitator who specializes in international entrepreneurial trends, tech innovations and the power of experience. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, she serves clients all over the world via her company, Indspark!, which allows Webb the opportunity to inform, inspire and motivate entrepreneurs and companies looking to innovate.

    Webb’s coaching, training facilitation and publishing endeavors complement her belief in the power of experience to help people make a change, grow their knowledge-base, or simply increase their joy. She combines her zest for life with the way she crafts her client experience, and Webb has reached an audience of a million-plus utilizing both traditional and digital media.

    On this episode, Webb addresses the importance of being inspired in your work and the benefits of bringing creativity and a cross-cultural experience to the table.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    While focus is necessary to achieve proficiency in a particular area, you don’t have to focus on just one thing throughout your life. Webb concedes that her extensive curiosity and desire to be “president of everything” may have caused her grades to suffer in high school, but the rich and varied life experience she gained through that wide-ranging involvement became a strength in that she can communicate with anyone, speaking to sports, leadership, etc.

    “We need to be happy in this lifetime.” When Webb coaches clients, her focus is not just on helping them identify opportunity and make money, but also uncovering what they truly want to achieve. Only when we have acquired a certain level of joy do we have the resources within ourselves to be accept and be kind to one another.

    The old model of delayed gratification (work, retire, then live your life) is broken in the 21st century. Rather than being loyal to a company, Webb argues that we need to be loyal to ourselves. “By doing what you feel good about … you create a vibration in the world that empowers others to do the same.”

    Things you may think are insurmountable are not. Webb contends that very few things cannot be done with the right people, the right mindset and the tenacity to keep moving forward.

     Connect with Lori Webb

    Website: lorimariewebb.com

    twitter.com/loriwebb

    Resources

    Webb Books: https://www.amazon.com/Lori-Webb/e/B006PMR35M

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  • Lori Webb is a professional speaker, writer and workshop facilitator...
  • Array ( [id] => 86c9ee86-e835-11e8-9164-17d81f016b64 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:42.702-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:07.988-08:00 [title] => Amy Husted and Audrey Wallace: Millennial Entrepreneurship [pubdate] => 2016-12-09T11:00:52.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/86c9ee86-e835-11e8-9164-17d81f016b64/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Amy Husted and Audrey Wallace are the creators of the babysitting exchange platform Komae. As young moms, they established a cooperative to exchange free babysitting services with other parents they knew and trusted. That idea grew into Komae, [summary] =>

    Amy Husted and Audrey Wallace are the creators of the babysitting exchange platform Komae. As young moms, they established a cooperative to exchange free babysitting services with other parents they knew and trusted. That idea grew into Komae, an app that allows more people to utilize the solution they found for themselves and form communities of trusted caregivers.

    Husted brings a strategic mind to the company. She is responsible for internal management, social media marketing and content management. Wallace employs visionary thinking to the managing of public relations, networking and sales. Both earned Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology at Baldwin-Wallace College and pursued careers before becoming stay-at-home moms and now successful entrepreneurs.

    On this episode of the podcast, Husted and Wallace explore the strengths they bring to the table as Millennials, explain how Komae works and share advice for turning an idea into an enterprise.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Because millennials grew up with the gift of technology, they utilize available resources and innovate to develop creative, simple solutions. Husted and Wallace contend that apps like Airbnb and Komae illustrate efficiency and industriousness in a sharing economy.

    Parents today spend more time with their kids than they did in the 1960’s! As we work to keep children safe and protected, we are more engaged in our kids’ lives and the activities they pursue. Komae gives parents guilt-free time to themselves by providing a “village” of trusted caregivers.

    Set aside time every day to spend thinking about your goal. As first-time entrepreneurs, Husted and Wallace know how overwhelming it can be to realize an idea. Their advice is to take it one day at a time and “move to the next dot.” Soon, the dots begin to connect and the thought becomes a reality.

    Need funding? Get creative. The founders of Komae began with a successful Kickstarter campaign and then learned about pitch competitions. To date, they have won six such contests in order to finance the development of their company.

     Connect with Amy Husted and Audrey Wallace

    Website: www.mykomae.com

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  • Amy Husted and Audrey Wallace are the creators of the...
  • Array ( [id] => 8750d590-e835-11e8-9164-b30dea0dc2d1 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:43.586-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:09.702-08:00 [title] => Kelly Ferrin: Aging with Purpose [pubdate] => 2016-12-02T11:00:03.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/8750d590-e835-11e8-9164-b30dea0dc2d1/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Kelly Ferrin is a gerontologist and longevity expert who is committed to educating the public about healthy aging. She was one of the first to receive a degree in the field from the esteemed University of Southern California’s Andrus Gerontology Center... [summary] =>

    Kelly Ferrin is a gerontologist and longevity expert who is committed to educating the public about healthy aging. She was one of the first to receive a degree in the field from the esteemed University of Southern California’s Andrus Gerontology Center and has spent her career of over 30 years studying retirement issues and sharing a new image of aging.

    Ferrin’s extensive work in the financial industry has led her to develop an expertise regarding longevity’s effect on retirement planning. She is a certified AARP retirement specialist, consultant, author, newspaper columnist and motivational speaker serving the senior market. She has been featured on radio and TV talk shows nationwide, including Oprah, Good Morning America and the Today Show. Ferrin seeks to motivate audiences with her unique perspective on how living long and living well is changing how we age and retire in America.

    On this episode of the podcast, Ferrin explores how we can change our mindset toward retirement and shares stories of what she calls super seniors who are “blowing the doors off the image of aging.”

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Mindset matters. Because all the studies on aging in our country (up until the last 25 years) have taken place in nursing homes, we tend to assign “retirement” a negative connotation. Ferrin contends that we must change our perspective and begin to associate aging with terms like healthy, active, working, traveling and volunteering. A Yale study found that people with a positive perspective toward retirement and aging were likely to live seven years longer, while those with a negative outlook were twice as likely to die of a heart attack.

    The best way to change people’s thinking is by sharing anecdotes of people who see aging as an opportunity rather than a time of decline. Inspiring stories like that of Ironman triathlete Sister Madonna Buder can help change our outlook on getting older.

    Having a sense of purpose and keeping ourselves engaged are the secrets to living an extraordinary, long life. Retiring to something rather than from something is key in establishing that sense of purpose and facilitating living as opposed to simply existing. Volunteering to, i.e.: cuddle premature babies, gives retirees a meaningful responsibility and a reason to get up in the morning.

    Mindset, attitude, and beliefs drive behavior, so don’t fear aging or try and fight it. Redefine it!

    Connect with Kelly Ferrin

    Website: www.ageangel.com

    Resources

    What’s Age Got To Do With It?: Secrets to Aging in Extraordinary Ways by Kelly Ferrin

    What’s Age Got To Do With It? Volume II by Kelly Ferrin

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  • Kelly Ferrin is a gerontologist and longevity expert who is...
  • Array ( [id] => 87e5e572-e835-11e8-9164-3b04fc37dff0 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:44.563-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:10.823-08:00 [title] => Helene Lerner: Inspiring Women to Take Risks [pubdate] => 2016-11-24T11:00:17.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/87e5e572-e835-11e8-9164-3b04fc37dff0/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Helene Lerner is the CEO of Creative Expansions, Inc., an award-winning media production company, and the founder of WomenWorking.com, one of the premiere online magazines for career women. For more than two decades, [summary] =>

    Helene Lerner is the CEO of Creative Expansions, Inc., an award-winning media production company, and the founder of WomenWorking.com, one of the premiere online magazines for career women. For more than two decades, Lerner has worked to address the concerns of contemporary women and help them actualize their potential. As a prolific author, independent public television host, Emmy Award-winning executive producer and Fortune 500 workplace consultant, she covers a variety of women’s issues including work-life balance, health and wellness, relationships, breaking barriers and building self-esteem.

    On this episode of the podcast, Lerner addresses “the confidence myth,” smart risk-taking and the characteristics of a strong woman.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Successful women pick an issue that will change the conversation and get behind that idea, even with “shaking knees.” Lerner suggests that having confidence doesn’t mean you aren’t nervous, it means that you are willing to take a stand for an innovative idea – even if the process takes you out of your comfort zone.

    “We need more women at all levels leading alongside men.” Lerner argues that in addition to being smart and strategic, women are also the “connectors.” In a world with too much divisiveness and violence, women leaders are essential in bringing people together.

    Barter your strengths to gain new skills. Interested in learning about media production, Lerner offered her services as a marketing and sales consultant to a NYC media school in exchange for television courses.

    Women are a strong, resilient and caring lot. When push comes to shove and there’s a need out there that we can fill, we’re there.

    Connect with Helene Lerner

    womenworking.com

    facebook.com/womenworking

    Resources

    The Confidence Myth: Why Women Undervalue Their Skills, and How to Get Over It by Helene Lerner

    Time for Me: Simple Pleasures for Women Who Do Too Much by Helene Lerner

    Lerner Books

    The Secret to Real Confidence Webinar: womenworking.com/secret-real-confidence-webinar/

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  • Helene Lerner is the CEO of Creative Expansions, Inc., an...
  • Array ( [id] => 885ae7e6-e835-11e8-9164-9f37cfafea1c [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:45.330-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:11.614-08:00 [title] => Jennifer Wilkov: Speak up and Magic Will Happen! [pubdate] => 2016-11-10T11:00:30.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/885ae7e6-e835-11e8-9164-9f37cfafea1c/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] =>   - Jennifer Wilkov is the founder and producer of Speak Up Women, a national conference to support women in understanding the importance and impact of speaking up in their personal, professional and philanthropic lives. [summary] =>

     

    Jennifer Wilkov is the founder and producer of Speak Up Women, a national conference to support women in understanding the importance and impact of speaking up in their personal, professional and philanthropic lives. She is also a best-selling author and popular keynote speaker who seeks to inspire women via her personal message, “You have the right to remain fabulous!”

    Wilkov has 20-plus years of experience in strategic planning and business development. She utilizes her talents as a book and business consultant and literary agent “matchmaker.” Wilkov also hosts the popular “Your Book is Your Hook!” radio talk show on WomensRadio Network.

    On this episode of the podcast, Wilkov discusses the goals of the Speak Up Women Conference and the reasons why we stop speaking up.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    “Magic really happens when you open your mouth.” Having the confidence to ask for what you want allows others to make contributions and help move you forward. After a 25-year struggle with Crohn’s Disease and two surgeries, Wilkov addressed her family, friends and primary care doctor to say, “I want to get off all the meds, and you’re going to help.” Six months later, she was pharmaceutical free.

    There are a number of reasons why we stop speaking up. After initially being encouraged to “use your words” as toddlers, people are later told to be quiet or play along. Eventually, our dreams are stifled and we don’t feel as if we have permission to ask. This skill set needs to be revived to build the life you want to live. Give yourself permission!

    It is important to build a lasting relationship with your money. To make thoughtful decisions regarding your investments, make the time to sit with your finances as you examine where you are and where you want to go. Wilkov’s book, Dating Your Money: How to Build a Lasting Relationship with Your Money in 8 Easy Steps, explains this process and provides a framework that doesn’t make you feel lesser, but allows you to approach your finances from a fresh perspective.

     Connect with Jennifer Wilkov

    speakupwomen.com

    jenniferswilkov.com

    Resources

    Subscribe to Speak Up Women Conference Mailing List speakupwomen.com/join-us

    Wilkov Books jenniferswilkov.com/books

    The Ask: How to Ask for Support for Your Nonprofit Cause, Creative Project, or Business Venture by Laura Fredricks: http://amzn.to/2fAIsb9

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  •   Jennifer Wilkov is the founder and producer of Speak...
  • Array ( [id] => 88ef7d52-e835-11e8-9164-6be339422d8b [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:46.303-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:12.283-08:00 [title] => Susan Sygall: Advancing Disability Rights with a Passionate Voice [pubdate] => 2016-11-03T11:00:32.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/88ef7d52-e835-11e8-9164-6be339422d8b/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Susan Sygall is the CEO and co-founder of Mobility International USA, an organization that seeks to advance disability rights globally. An internationally recognized expert in the field of international education exchange and leadership programs for pe... [summary] =>

    Susan Sygall is the CEO and co-founder of Mobility International USA, an organization that seeks to advance disability rights globally. An internationally recognized expert in the field of international education exchange and leadership programs for persons with disabilities, she has co-authored numerous publications, co-produced several award-winning videos and lectured around the world.

    A passionate advocate for disability rights and venerated civil rights leader, Sygall has received a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, the Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance Matusak Courageous Leadership Award and the 2014 Viscardi Achievement Award. She was named an Ashoka Senior Fellow in 2013 and served as part of the US Delegation to the UN Commission on the Status of Women in 2015.

    On this episode of the podcast, Sygall discusses Mobility International’s work to empower people with disabilities to gain their rights and specific initiatives the organization has implemented to help women with disabilities take their rightful place as leaders.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    The barriers faced by women with disabilities mirror those encountered by women in general. Women with disabilities encounter more violence and have limited access to education, health care and jobs. Mobility International USA seeks to eliminate those barriers with an initiative called the Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD), an intensive program in which 20 girls with disabilities from Africa, Asia and Latin America meet to learn about media, policy and legislation, health care and parenting. They then return to their communities as leaders who can empower others to understand their rights and how to access those rights.

    Sygall offers strategies to build confidence in young women with disabilities. A wheelchair rider herself, she first emphasizes that the opportunity to connect with other women with disabilities fosters a sense of solidarity that breeds confidence. The second approach involves women with disabilities creating a new image for themselves by taking on pursuits they might not have believed were possible; the WILD program gives its participants the opportunity to participate in activities like a challenge course, river rafting, self-defense and sports.

    One thing we can do today to transform our culture into one that is more inclusive for women with disabilities is to ask ourselves, “Is this program accessible?” Marketing materials should welcome people with disabilities, your organization’s website should be accessible to the blind, a sign language interpreter should be available at events, and events must be held in accessible places. Seek out groups of women with disabilities and meet with them to promote your programs and bring them into the fold.

     Connect with Susan Sygall

    www.miusa.org

    twitter.com/mobilityINTL

    www.facebook.com/mobility.international

    www.makers.com/susan-sygall

     

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  • Susan Sygall is the CEO and co-founder of Mobility International...
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    As the Country Manager of Visa Rwanda, Lucy Mbabazi oversees operations in Rwanda, Burundi and Malawi. Prior to this role, she led the implementation of Visa—Government of Rwanda Public Private Partnership initiatives, established to lay the foundation for the digitization of Rwanda’s economy and financial inclusion. Mbabazi has also served as Policy and Strategy Advisor to the Head of Information Technology at the Rwanda Development Board, the coordinating body of all Government of Rwanda ICT initiatives. There she led the development of Rwanda’s National ICT Plan, guiding Rwanda’s transformation into the vision of an ICT driven society.

    Mbabazi is also President of Girls in ICT Rwanda, a group of professional women working to inspire more Rwandan young women to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). She holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Management from La Roche College and a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

    In this episode of the podcast, Mbabazi discusses the importance of mentoring so that young women realize their potential and the significance of inclusion in both corporate leadership and access to financial services.

     

    Key Interview Takeaways

    Successful businesswomen must mentor girls and young women, inspiring them to see the “realm of possibilities.” Mbabazi didn’t have aspirations beyond working as an executive assistant until Leslie Hale, CFO at RLJ, told her, “You can’t be my secretary. You have so much potential.” Hale’s encouragement motivated Mbabazi to apply to an Ivy League graduate school and led to her current success.

    Current leadership must be a part of the movement toward inclusion. Until men acknowledge the fundamental problem and deliberately make decisions to include women and minorities, inequality will continue to breed tension and further divide society.

    Inclusion is also Mbabazi’s mission in her role at Visa. She is working to make financial services available to everyone in Rwanda through innovation around the basic cellular devices that most people own. Rather than having to travel five kilometers to reach a bank, the mobile phone is the bank, and everyone has access to the financial services they need to help them grow.

    Widespread access to financial services is not only good for individual account holders, it is also essential for the governments in emerging markets. To fund development, governments rely on money in the bank, and the digitization of financial services allows a developing country to fund its treasury. As a result, that country is mobilizing its own resources rather than waiting for an NGO to build schools or provide water.

    Connect with Lucy Mbabazi

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucy-mbabazi-10b91413

    https://lucymbabazi.wordpress.com/

    https://twitter.com/lucymbabazi?lang=en

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  •   As the Country Manager of Visa Rwanda, Lucy Mbabazi...
  • Array ( [id] => 8a1a6d7c-e835-11e8-9164-d756370c4302 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:48.262-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:13.593-08:00 [title] => Ana Dutra: Inspiring Women to Seek Leadership [pubdate] => 2016-10-21T11:00:58.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/8a1a6d7c-e835-11e8-9164-d756370c4302/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Ana Dutra is the president and CEO of The Executives’ Club of Chicago, the largest and oldest civic organization in the United States devoted to the development and networking of C-level executives. On this episode of the podcast, [summary] =>

    Ana Dutra is the president and CEO of The Executives’ Club of Chicago, the largest and oldest civic organization in the United States devoted to the development and networking of C-level executives. On this episode of the podcast, Dutra shares inclusive strategies that inspire more women to seek leadership positions and examines how professional women can combat “imposter syndrome.”

    She also is the founder and CEO of Mandala Global Advisors, a global management and consulting company.  A Brazilian native with more than 20 years of experience in P&L Management, business growth and C-level consulting in 30-plus countries, Dutra is at the top of her game in leading turnarounds, global acquisitions and post-merger integrations.

    Key Interview Takeaways

    In order to transform the culture and create a climate that welcomes women in leadership positions, we must…

    * establish income parity

    * be deliberate in our hiring practices

    * work to be more empathetic toward employees balancing family and work

    Make the distinction between career beliefs and career motives. Women must question whether their ambitions are truly their own or what they’ve been taught to aspire to.

    Learn through the experience of others. It’s imperative that successful women are transparent and vulnerable, willing to share their stories of insecurity. As Dutra tells her daughters, “We see other people’s outside with our inside.” Though it may appear that the leaders we look up to have it all together, they have crises of confidence too.

    Combat “imposter syndrome” by reminding yourself that you were given your role because you have relevant experience, intelligence and people trust you. Why wouldn’t you trust yourself?

    Connect with Ana Dutra

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/anadutraglobal

    http://mandala-global.com/tablet/index.html

    http://www.executivesclub.org/

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  • Ana Dutra is the president and CEO of The Executives’ Club...
  • Array ( [id] => 8aa8f5ce-e835-11e8-9164-bfae2f53ffd6 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:49.196-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:14.280-08:00 [title] => Elizabeth McCourt: How Spilling Your Secrets Can Give You The Right Mindset For Your Business [pubdate] => 2016-10-06T04:01:07.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/8aa8f5ce-e835-11e8-9164-bfae2f53ffd6/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => We all have days when we think that we are not going to succeed in our goals in life and business. While it may be difficult to shift this mindset into something more productive, TEDx speaker, executive coach and sponsored triathlete Elizabeth McCourt ... [summary] =>

    We all have days when we think that we are not going to succeed in our goals in life and business. While it may be difficult to shift this mindset into something more productive, TEDx speaker, executive coach and sponsored triathlete Elizabeth McCourt shows you how an endurance athlete’s perspective can provide you the right mental training that is guaranteed to have maximum impact on your success.

    In today’s podcast, Elizabeth talks about how she used her experiences in her different career paths and interests, ranging from law to financial services to writing to even endurance training, to mold herself into an executive coach that has helped leaders and teams work at their top performance.

    She also discusses how her TEDx Talk “Why You Should Spill Your Secrets” has touched many people around the world, especially since it was something that has helped her connect better to the clients she helps everyday.

    She gives as well some tips and pointers that she has learned as an athlete that she has found applicable to any business scenario, and some common challenges she has helped her successful clients overcome.

    No matter what industry you are in or what kind of person you are, you too can benefit from the discipline and mental training of a seasoned triathlete. Let Elizabeth show you how to achieve your goals with just the right mindset.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • How an endurance athlete’s training can be applied to a business setting.

    • How to harness all your experience in different fields to build a career that you love.

    • The connection between your secrets and your self-esteem.

    • Effective ways to silence the little voice inside you that tells you that you are going to fail.

    Tweetables:

    • [Spilling secrets] gets you to connect with people and impact people in a positive way by letting them see you in a more honest way.

    • I think resilience and training yourself to be more resilient are the key tools to leadership.

    • Shift your mindset, train yourself to believe that you can, and push yourself to try things that you don’t think that you can do.

    • It’s all about getting your mind straight so that you can accomplish whatever it is on your list of what you want to accomplish.

    Big Takeaways:

    • While having a lot of career paths and interests can be overwhelming, all the things you’ve done in your life will eventually and inevitably lead you to where you’re supposed to be going.

    • Sharing your secrets is a good way to connect with other people and helps you be more authentic to yourself.

    • Everyone, even the most successful business-people, have their own issues to work through. A good mindset, such as that of an endurance athlete, is definitely beneficial in helping you build resiliency to get through all the tough times.

    Related Links & References:

    • Elizabeth’s website: http://www.mccourtleadership.com/

    • Elizabeth’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethmccourt

    • Elizabeth’s Twitter handle: https://twitter.com/ecmccourt

    • Elizabeth’s Facebok page: https://www.facebook.com/elizabethmccourtcoaching/

    • Why You Should Spill Your Secrets, a TEDx Talk by Elizabeth McCourt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhHiUGLcn_U

    • The Woman Who Jumped: Courage Through Tragedy by Elizabeth McCourt, published on Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-woman-who-jumped-courage-through-tragedy_us_57c960c3e4b0b9c5b73819ce

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  • We all have days when we think that we are...
  • Array ( [id] => 8b42d248-e835-11e8-9164-7b66a5c5a32a [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:50.205-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:14.892-08:00 [title] => Cary Carbonaro: “Money Queen” Shares Insights on Creating Wealth and Making Better Decisions [pubdate] => 2016-09-26T04:00:34.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/8b42d248-e835-11e8-9164-7b66a5c5a32a/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Women are known to be conservative towards money matters, but one particular woman has shown that any woman can become a Money Queen with the right knowledge and attitude. - Join Maribeth today as she interviews the popular "Money Queen" Cary Carbonar... [summary] =>

    Women are known to be conservative towards money matters, but one particular woman has shown that any woman can become a Money Queen with the right knowledge and attitude.

    Join Maribeth today as she interviews the popular “Money Queen” Cary Carbonaro, author of the #1 Amazon bestseller The Money Queen’s Guide and one of only 50 ambassadors for the CFP® Board in the United States.

    Cary will talk about her experiences in her long career in financial services, and how she added a lot of the money-related pointers and tips she learned in The Money Queen’s Guide. She will also discuss the common mistakes many women make when it comes to making financial decisions. As she has been featured in many popular talk shows, she will also touch on what it’s like being interviewed on national television and making segments for TV and how she deals with being under the public eye.

    Many poorly made financial decisions stem from lack of knowledge and financial savvy. Learn from Cary today on how you can improve your financial literacy to be a Money Queen!

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • Some pointers on how to build wealth and have a financially secure future.

    • Why women sometimes have a harder time controlling their financial positions.

    • What you can do today to improve your future financial prospects.

    • How to deal with backlash and haters, especially when you’re wildly successful.

    Tweetables:

    • There is no get-rich-quick. It’s a get-rich-slow.

    • Doing all the right things with money will get you to your goals of being rich.

    • When you’re in [a bad] state, you should not be making [financial decisions]. 99% of the time they are wrong, and you’ll be paying for them for a long time.

    • We get more nervous that we’re going to wind up with nothing, so we’d rather hoard cash than invest because we’re afraid we’ll lose.

    Big Takeaways:

    • Women are known to be more conservative when it comes to investing their money into financial instruments. Cary encourages everyone to enhance their financial literacy and not be so afraid of losses so that we can all have a bright financial future.

    • A number of times, we are led to make decisions while at a heightened emotional state. These decisions may not be the most financially sound, and it’s best to postpone any serious decision-making until you are ready to go over the pros and cons in a more stable light.

    • In terms of self-promotion and putting your work out there, there will always be a mix of reactions from different people. It’s never going to be all good, and what’s more important is how you react to such scenarios.

    Related Links & References:

    • Cary’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carycarbonarocfpmoneyqueen

    • Cary’s Twitter handle: https://twitter.com/CaryCarbonaro

    • The Money Queen’s Guide: http://moneyqueenguide.com

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  • Women are known to be conservative towards money matters, but...
  • Array ( [id] => 8bd5a636-e835-11e8-9164-ef52f52b11ac [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:51.167-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:15.564-08:00 [title] => Maria Kim: Working to Turn Homelessness and Poverty Into A Powerful Workforce [pubdate] => 2016-09-15T04:00:03.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/8bd5a636-e835-11e8-9164-ef52f52b11ac/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Have you ever heard of a nonprofit that develops workers from poverty to those that have a higher than average job retention rate? And, an organization that focuses their workplace job training based on motivation, love, and forgiveness? - [summary] =>

    Have you ever heard of a nonprofit that develops workers from poverty to those that have a higher than average job retention rate? And, an organization that focuses their workplace job training based on motivation, love, and forgiveness?

    In today’s podcast, listen to how Maria Kim, CEO of The Cara Program and board member of several social purpose organizations, has managed to do this with Cara, a nonprofit focused on providing sustainable workforce development for men and women affected by homelessness and poverty in Chicago.

    Maria will talk about how Cara has helped changed the lives of thousands of people through their training campuses and social enterprises. She will also discuss why the organization has been very successful in placing people into permanent employment for the long-term. She will touch on her own experiences of shifting from a career in the corporate sector to specializing in social purpose organizations as well.

    With Motivation, education on soft and hard skills, and plenty of partnerships, Maria through Cara has changed, and will continue to change, the lives of many people. By supporting organizations like Cara, you too can be a vehicle for true life transformation.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • How The Cara Program has helped more than 70% of their shareholders be employed and remain employed after one year of employment.

    • Why Cara has been successful in keeping itself afloat with its social enterprises.

    • Why everyday “Motivation” is so important to Cara (and why so many outsiders want to be part of it).

    Tweetables:

    • We’re all about helping folks get back to work… But we’re also about helping folks get their mojo back.

    • It’s about people that are… interested and eager to get back to work and building (their) esteem to break through those barriers.

    • We want to make sure they know we care… We want them to reach this milestone so that they could get through more sustainable employment.

    • Ain’t nothing to it but to do it, so do it.

    Big Takeaways:

    • The Cara Program focuses on providing long-term and sustainable employment for the high-risk people that they work with. This means not only providing them jobs, but making sure that they are well-equipped to deal with the problems they may encounter in the future.

    • While Cara is a nonprofit organization, Maria has applied a number of corporate principles to her work in order to make Cara thrive.

    Related Links & References:

    • Maria’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariaskim

    • The Cara Program: http://www.thecaraprogram.org/

    • TCP Staffing: http://www.tcpstaffing.com/

    • Cleanslate: http://www.cleanslatechicago.org/

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  • Have you ever heard of a nonprofit that develops workers...
  • Array ( [id] => 8c6bff5a-e835-11e8-9164-efd9d035722d [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:52.153-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:16.183-08:00 [title] => Johanna Zeilstra: Working to Focus Presidential Debates On Women’s Issues [pubdate] => 2016-09-11T15:14:35.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/8c6bff5a-e835-11e8-9164-efd9d035722d/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Among 700 questions asked in more than 20 primary debates, only 6 were on women’s issues that were not related to abortion or Planned Parenthood. - As there are many more that merit the attention of our presidential candidates, [summary] =>

    Among 700 questions asked in more than 20 primary debates, only 6 were on women’s issues that were not related to abortion or Planned Parenthood.

    As there are many more that merit the attention of our presidential candidates, listen in as Johanna Zeilstra, established business strategist and Global Ambassador for the SmartWomen Project, talks about co-founding The Women’s Debate (womensdebate.org), a nonpartisan group curating critical questions on women’s issues to be posed to presidential candidates.

    Johanna will talk about the major issues affecting women and girls in the nation that go unaddressed today. She will also discuss her thoughts on which presidential candidates have been bringing up these concerns in their campaign trails. Moreover, she will touch on her own career and experiences, from being on the cover of Fortune Magazine to co-establishing GiveBack, an out-of-the-box philanthropy solution.

    Since women make up half of the American population and have a higher voter turnout than men, it is only fitting to have a platform where they can raise the issues affecting them. Support Johanna as she calls on candidates to speak openly on their policies and positions on women.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • The major issues that affect women and girls that most candidates don’t talk about.

    • Whether or not a female candidate like Hillary Clinton will advance policies for women.

    • How you can support The Women’s Debate in pushing for a presidential debate on critical women’s issues.

    Tweetables:

    • Women’s issues are just as important for women as they are for men… Women’s issues are human issues.

    • These are things that should be at the forefront of some of these questions… (They) are so critical to the health and welfare (of women).

    Big Takeaways:

    • While women comprise of a big chunk of voters in the United States, the presidential candidates have yet to discuss in-depth the pressing issues that affect them. The Women’s Debate aims to curate questions of this nature to help raise awareness, evaluate the candidates’ policies, and demonstrate the women’s voting power.

    • The serious concerns of women and girls go beyond abortion and Planned Parenthood. They involve problems like violence against women, human trafficking, and equal pay.

    Related Links & References:

    • The Women’s Debate: http://www.womensdebate.org/

    • Petition for a live presidential debate focusing exclusively on women’s issues: https://www.change.org/p/to-our-presidential-candidates-women-s-real-issues-deserve-a-debate

    • GiveBack: https://www.giveback.org/

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  • Among 700 questions asked in more than 20 primary debates,...
  • Array ( [id] => 8cf5cadc-e835-11e8-9164-77a1274198bd [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:53.055-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:16.891-08:00 [title] => Tracy Samantha Schmidt: From The Youngest Reporter at TIME To Sharing The Secrets To Social Media [pubdate] => 2016-08-25T04:01:43.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/8cf5cadc-e835-11e8-9164-77a1274198bd/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Just how good is your social media marketing strategy? Get some tips on how to become more social media savvy in today’s interview with Tracy Samantha Schmidt, a top social media educator and strategist who founded her own firm, Socially Authentic, [summary] =>

    Just how good is your social media marketing strategy? Get some tips on how to become more social media savvy in today’s interview with Tracy Samantha Schmidt, a top social media educator and strategist who founded her own firm, Socially Authentic, to help enterprises improve their social media strategy design.

    Tracy will talk about her experiences as a journalist for companies like Time Magazine, especially with how she started out by covering the rise of Facebook. She will also touch on her experiences as she established her very own firm, as well as some lessons she learned while being managing the million-dollar website ChicagoNow. She will also discuss her opinions on the future and trends of marketing, and point out some mistakes many people make when it comes to using different social media platforms.

    While the social media landscape is constantly changing, strategists like Tracy help keep you on top of the game. Listen to Tracy now to get some ideas on how you can engage more people and attract more business with social media.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • How Tracy stayed afloat when the journalism industry imploded in 2009 and the need for social media strategists arose.

    • The importance of being updated on the latest trends of social media marketing.

    • Some forecasts on how marketing to audiences will be like in an increasingly digital world.

    Tweetables:

    • Whether you’re in the C-Suite or HR or sales, you need to know social media now.

    • If a businessperson doesn’t understand how to use (social media), it can be detrimental to their career.

    • SEO, Content Marketing, UX design… All these apply to marketing now. They need to know the latest tactics in order to stay competitive.

    Big Takeaways:

    • Social media is a big part of the world today, and it can be an effective marketing tool if used in the right ways.

    • Social media is constantly changing, but it is important to be aware of the latest trends in order to effectively reach out to and engage people to and for your business.

    Related Links & References:

    • Tracy’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracysamanthaschmidt

    • Tracy’s Twitter handle: https://twitter.com/tracysamantha

    • Socially Authentic: http://www.sociallyauthentic.com/

    • The Sunday Night Memo (sign up form): http://sociallyauthentic.us10.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=9397dd43285f6d6a38f5b1906&id=02215d39cd

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  • Just how good is your social media marketing strategy? Get...
  • Array ( [id] => 8d6ec68a-e835-11e8-9164-8b94b3f0faca [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:53.849-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:17.684-08:00 [title] => Andrea March: Taking Her Experience Founding Multi-Million Dollar Businesses and Giving it Back [pubdate] => 2016-08-11T04:00:10.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/8d6ec68a-e835-11e8-9164-8b94b3f0faca/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Many remarkable women have made their mark in the field of business, but the truly exceptional ones are continuing to pass on their knowledge to other promising women. In today’s podcast, listen to the insights of Andrea March, [summary] =>

    Many remarkable women have made their mark in the field of business, but the truly exceptional ones are continuing to pass on their knowledge to other promising women. In today’s podcast, listen to the insights of Andrea March, a long-time entrepreneur who founded and ran multi-million dollar businesses and is a co-founder of the Women’s Leadership Exchange (WLE), an organization dedicated to supporting women leaders.

    Andrea will talk about the experiences that led her to form the WLE, and how it has helped and empowered more than 40,000 women to date. She will also discuss her new initiative with regards to helping bridge gender parity in the corporate world. Besides this, she will touch on her own thoughts and experiences in founding Military Women Exchange, an organization dedicated to assisting women veterans transition to civilian life.

    Women have to support each other in order to gain ground for breakthroughs that would benefit the entire gender, but everyone, male or female, should work together to affect lasting change. Join Andrea in her commitment to change the world, one woman at a time.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • How the Women’s Leadership Exchange has been helping women in business, from entrepreneurs to the corporate world.

    • Who the usual guest speakers that are most looked forward to in WLE summits are, from inspiring professionals to well-established businesswomen.

    • The best ways to make a significant difference to gender parity in the workplace.

    • The challenges in helping women veterans transition to suburban life.

    Tweetables:

    • These are women who have shifted the paragon of the way women are perceived as individuals.

    • My whole idea is that we (women) have to support each other.

    • Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

    Big Takeaways:

    • The Women’s Leadership Exchange, along many other social entrepreneurship organizations, has helped and supported many women develop themselves for their various pursuits. However, true change lies in both men and women working together towards gender equality.

    • It may take a while to see significant strides in the gender issue, but every incremental success counts, as it is a step towards giving future generations more opportunities.

    • There will always be challenges that seem unsurmountable, but the key is to keep working on them nevertheless and to keep raising awareness to these issues.

    Related Links & References:

    • Andrea’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreamarch

    • Women’s Leadership Exchange: http://www.womensleadershipexchange.com/

    • WLE Thought Leadership Summit 2016 – Atlanta: https://www.womensleadershipexchange.com/index.php?pagename=atlanta2016&sectionkey=852

    • Military Women Exchange: http://militarywomenexchange.com/

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  • Many remarkable women have made their mark in the field...
  • Array ( [id] => 8df1a0f0-e835-11e8-9164-0b3a1c18906b [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:54.706-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:18.396-08:00 [title] => Leslie Grossman: Link Out: Solutions in a Digital World for Old School Success [pubdate] => 2016-08-04T04:01:13.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/8df1a0f0-e835-11e8-9164-0b3a1c18906b/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Just how important is relationship-building to business, despite it not being part of your job description? A firm believer in relationships and collaboration, Leslie Grossman, author, entrepreneur, and co-founder of the Women's Leadership Exchange, [summary] =>

    Just how important is relationship-building to business, despite it not being part of your job description? A firm believer in relationships and collaboration, Leslie Grossman, author, entrepreneur, and co-founder of the Women’s Leadership Exchange, speaks of the importance of face-to-face communication today.

    She talks about her book “Link Out”, which has her findings on the best ways to connect with people in order to further your business and career. She discusses as well what she discovered to be the common factor most successful women have. She also shares some tips on how to connect with people better, especially for those who have quiet and introverted natures.

    No matter what industry you are in, relationships are necessary for your personal growth and career advancement. Let Leslie inspire you to connect and collaborate with others in genuine ways in order to become wildly successful.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • The best way to build trust and genuine relationships with other people.

    • Why collaboration is important in business and in gaining more opportunities.

    • What the most exceptional sales people have in common.

    • Tips on how to network better.

    Tweetables:

    • We need to link out… and actually meet with people face-to-face if we’re going to build trust and relationships.

    • We have to get out of the “me” generation and become more of the “we” generation to build trust and have the best results for everyone.

    • I think whenever we can create something wherein everyone wins, (we) make magic.

    Big Takeaways:

    • Even though there are many ways to connect with people today, face-to-face communication trumps the use of digital tools and social media. Having conversations this way is the best method to build trust between people.

    • Having genuine curiosity and care for other people makes you understand others better, and, as a result, you will find out what makes them tick and what motivates them in order for them to collaborate with you.

    • Collaboration goes a long way to advancing careers and building organizations.

    Related Links & References:

    • Leslie’s website: http://lesliegrossmanleadership.com/

    • Leslie’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lesliegrossmanvistage

    • Leslie’s Twitter handle: https://twitter.com/leslie_connect

    • Women’s Leadership Exchange: http://www.womensleadershipexchange.com/

    • The Everest Project: http://www.everestproject.org/

    • Link Out by Leslie Grossman: https://www.amazon.com/Link-Out-Network-Lasting-Connections/dp/1118380584/

    • The Connectors by Maribeth Kuzmeski: http://www.theconnectorsbook.com/

    • Give And Take by Adam Grant: https://www.amazon.com/Give-Take-Helping-Others-Success/dp/0143124986

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  • Just how important is relationship-building to business, despite it not...
  • Array ( [id] => 8e77ed2c-e835-11e8-9164-3309fc6e7929 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:55.587-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:19.111-08:00 [title] => Janet Salazar: UN Representative Shares a Real Solution for Diversity [pubdate] => 2016-07-29T06:43:53.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/8e77ed2c-e835-11e8-9164-3309fc6e7929/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => While the world has seen many women stake their claims as leaders, there is still a gap between genders in terms of leadership. In today's episode, Janet Salazar, human potential activist and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, [summary] =>

    While the world has seen many women stake their claims as leaders, there is still a gap between genders in terms of leadership. In today’s episode, Janet Salazar, human potential activist and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, talks about a solution to bridge the gap and create real change. She discusses her innovative dialogue series, Conversations with Men™, a pioneering and groundbreaking executive forum with the mission of engaging men in leadership roles to accelerate women’s leadership at the top, and achieving gender equality.

    Janet relates her own experiences with taking on responsibility and management, and how that helped her gain her position in the UN and establish Impact Leadership 21, a social enterprise dedicated to sustainable leadership worldwide. She also discusses her thoughts on leadership, and the importance of having men be champions for women leaders.

    While the world still has some distance before achieving a better balance between genders in terms of leadership, Janet’s initiatives are paving the way for a future for the best and brightest leaders, whether male or female.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • Just how big the gap is between men and women in leadership roles.

    • How Impact Leadership 21 has been empowering men and women for sustainable leadership.

    • What the Conversations With Men forum has been doing to bring awareness about this disparity.

    • Why Janet wishes to someday do away with the term “women’s leadership”.

    Tweetables:

    • I believe that the changes that need to happen have to come from conscious decision from leadership.

    • At the end of the day, it really boils down to humanity and being human. There is no gender.

    Big Takeaways:

    • Many organizations, such as the United Nations, have been working to empower both men and women for leadership positions. Notably, the leaders of the private sector are highly influential in this scenario, and making them aware of their influence is a key step to bridging this gap.

    • Women leadership is not just about salary increases or positions. It is about realizing the economic impact that women bring to the table as well, and involving them to be part of it.

    • Having conversations with male champions of female empowerment is a powerful tool that can help advance gender equality in leadership.

    Related Links & References:

    • Janet’s official website: http://www.janetcsalazar.com/

    • Janet’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/janetcsalazar

    • Janet’s Twitter handle: https://twitter.com/janetcsalazar1

    • Impact Leadership 21: http://www.impactleadership21.com/

    • Conversations With Men: http://www.impactleadership21.com/conversations-with-men.html

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  • While the world has seen many women stake their claims...
  • Array ( [id] => 8ef86a10-e835-11e8-9164-8b4595373c07 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:56.429-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:19.734-08:00 [title] => Dorri McWhorter: Remember the YWCA? An Innovative Transformation for Women Empowerment [pubdate] => 2016-07-07T04:01:45.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/8ef86a10-e835-11e8-9164-8b4595373c07/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => The YWCA has had a long legacy for providing social services to a number of different communities. Learn more about its journey of transformation from a 140-year-old social service agency to a twenty-first century social enterprise in today's interview... [summary] =>

    The YWCA has had a long legacy for providing social services to a number of different communities. Learn more about its journey of transformation from a 140-year-old social service agency to a twenty-first century social enterprise in today’s interview with Dorri McWhorter, the current CEO of YWCA Chicago and one of the top women innovators listed in Chicago’s #TheBlueNetwork.

    Dorri tells the story of how her experience in a number of corporate positions gave her the perspective to find new solutions for the YWCA’s transformation. She also talks about the YWCA, and how it has remained true to its vision while being able to find its own foothold in modern society. She touches as well on her thoughts about having more women tapped for the boardrooms of many other companies and organizations today.

    While remaining true to its vision, the YWCA has enjoyed a welcome transition in modern society. Learn from Dorri, as she talks about the YWCA’s initiatives and how you too can be empowered to engage people and be involved with your community today.

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • The importance of exposure to different situations in providing new solutions to any organization or company.

    • How YWCA Chicago has been able to raise awareness on their vision of eliminating racism and empowering women.

    • What women can do to find opportunities for career advancement and boardroom positions.

    Tweetables:

    • We’ve really raised the visibility of the YWCA and the work that we do, so people are aware that these things are happening… right in their backyard.

    • It’s about what you do in your day-to-day work, but it’s also about extending that network and keeping that professional circle well-populated so you can have access to opportunities.

    Big Takeaways:

    • It is a good idea to be exposed to a number of different situations, as they may give you the perspective to find solutions and growth in a number of different areas in the future.

    • Among the first steps to take in helping a community, raising awareness about a key issue is very important. In today’s modern society, there are a number of ways to make people aware of problems that may just be happening in their backyard.

    • Career advancement, even appointments to the board of directors, rely not only on the work you do, but also on the network you have. Being involved in communities and organizations will help expand your network and make you open to many opportunities.

    Related Links & References:

    • Dorri’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dorrimcwhorter

    • YWCA Chicago website: http://www.ywcachicago.org/

    • #NotThatComplicated: http://www.ywcachicago.org/notthatcomplicated/

    • YShop.org: http://yshop.org/

    • National Association of Corporate Directors’ website: https://www.nacdonline.org/

    • The Mayor’s Commission for a Safer Chicago: www.cityofchicago.org/saferchicago

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  • The YWCA has had a long legacy for providing social...
  • Array ( [id] => 8f9f3458-e835-11e8-9164-5fd710853e57 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:57.522-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:20.413-08:00 [title] => Deborah Hicks Midanek: Getting Your Voice Heard in the Boardroom [pubdate] => 2016-06-30T04:01:29.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/8f9f3458-e835-11e8-9164-5fd710853e57/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => What does it take for a woman to make her voice heard in a male-dominated boardroom? - Find out from Deborah Hicks Midanek, a seasoned corporate director and executive who has sit across multiple boards and has helped provide solutions for more than 6... [summary] =>

    What does it take for a woman to make her voice heard in a male-dominated boardroom?

    Find out from Deborah Hicks Midanek, a seasoned corporate director and executive who has sit across multiple boards and has helped provide solutions for more than 60 companies in corporate America.

    She talks about her own humble beginnings, and how she worked to propel herself to the top of the corporate ladder. She also discusses how she claimed her own authority in boardrooms where it can be a struggle to join the dominant conversation.

    Deborah then touches on how many companies are opening up to more females in the boardrooms. She also gives tips into what both men and women can do to position themselves at such high rungs in a company.

    Power in the board does not always lie in asserting your ideas and making everyone agree to them. Rather, it is about being able to project your views while making others see that you are worth listening to. So listen in as Deborah gives some handy tips on how to communicate your authority in any position.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • Tips on how to overcome your fear and other challenging obstacles.

    • How a woman can voice her authority in a male-dominated company.

    • What leaders in boardrooms are really looking for when getting representatives for the board.

    • A surefire way to make men hear the registers in a female voice.

    Tweetables:

    • There’s no such thing as failure. Every single thing that happens in one’s life is a blessing, and the question is in finding the gift in each individual event.

    • The energy that goes into stopping yourself from doing something translates into energy that is propelling you forward.

    • Slow down, and don’t try for that opening and play on their terms. Simply play on your own terms.

    Big Takeaways:

    • You may face a lot of challenges and fears in your everyday life, but learning how to harness that energy into a productive outlet can be a powerful tool that can motivate you to take on bigger challenges.

    • Making your voice heard in a boardroom is not about asserting your power and having everyone agree with your ideas. It is about being able to convey your views in the right way while helping to bring the other members into a decision that will benefit the company.

    Related Links & References:

    • Deborah’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborahhicksmidanek

    • Solon Group’s website: http://solongroup.com/

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  • What does it take for a woman to make her...
  • Array ( [id] => 90296772-e835-11e8-9164-fb3418e21e0f [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:48:58.427-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:21.022-08:00 [title] => Barbara Stanny: Prince Charming Isn’t Coming – How she lost everything, got it back, and then some! [pubdate] => 2016-06-23T04:08:27.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/90296772-e835-11e8-9164-fb3418e21e0f/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Ever wonder how women with six-figure salaries ended up so successful? - Learn their secrets from Barbara Stanny, a best-selling author who has been featured on CNN, Fox, CNBC, and other notable publications. [summary] =>

    Ever wonder how women with six-figure salaries ended up so successful?

    Learn their secrets from Barbara Stanny, a best-selling author who has been featured on CNN, Fox, CNBC, and other notable publications. She talks about how financially successful women have understood the concept of power from a female perspective, and how they have harnessed that in order to have financial independence.

    She relates her own personal and devastating experiences with money, and how she turned her life around by learning from other successful women. She mentions how she wrote her books, like “Prince Charming Isn’t Coming: How Women Get Smart About Money” and “Secrets of Six Figure Women: Surprising Strategies to Up Your Earnings and Change Your Life”, in hopes of helping other women become financially free as well.

    Besides advice on money matters, Barbara also gives a perspective on what makes a woman with passion and strength powerful. She talks about the common traits she has seen among successful women, and what they have done to keep themselves committed to what they do.

    Being financially successful is something many people yearn for. So listen as Barbara gives helpful tips and advice that can help anyone achieve their deepest purpose while being financially stable.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • The importance of asserting your power in financial matters.

    • Three reasons why women tend to under-earn.

    • The one thing all successful women have.

    • How to prepare for your first TV appearance.

    Tweetables:

    • My definition of a powerful woman is someone who knows who she is, who knows what she wants, and expresses that to the world unapologetically.

    • The number one requirement for going to the next level is the willingness to be uncomfortable, because success always lies outside your comfort zone.

    • Having passion was so much more important than their education, their talent, and their knowledge.

    Big Takeaways:

    • Experiencing difficulties with money has very little to do with actual money. It actually has something to do with your concept of power, and learning how you can assert your own power will help you become more financially independent.

    • In the world of work, it is important to toughen up if you want to be successful. However, it is also important to have friends, family, and peers that can help support you outside your business life.

    • Passion helps you have a deep sense of purpose, and will help you get over all obstacles if you truly believe in it. It is also one of the things that many successful people have that helped propel them to where they are today.

    Related Links & References:

    • Barbara’s website: http://barbarastanny.com/

    • Barbara’s books: http://barbarastanny.com/books-products/

    • Money Monday: http://barbarastanny.com/seminars/money-mondays/

    • The “Zone of Genius” in Gay Hendricks’s The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear And Take Life To The Next Level: https://www.amazon.com/Big-Leap-Conquer-Hidden-Level-ebook/dp/B0026772QU/

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  • Ever wonder how women with six-figure salaries ended up so...
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    In today’s interview, Lori Price, long-time financial advisor and CEO of Price Financial Group, talks about the challenges people face while planning out their finances for the long-term. She touches on the kinds of decisions that tend to sabotage people’s futures, and some tips anyone should consider to prevent long-term money troubles.

    She also tells stories about how she helped her clients remain financially sound for a long time, despite living longer than they themselves have anticipated. Lori gives insight as well on her all-woman firm, and how she has thrived despite starting out with a smaller talent pool.

    In addition, she relates her affiliation with organizations that work to help educate young girls and women in the financial world, such as Rock The Street, Wall Street and Second Saturday, and her own initiatives to help raise awareness on charitable giving.

    It may be difficult sometimes to make tough financial decisions. However, Lori will help you realize the necessity of making those hard choices, and will ultimately give you a perspective on how to make your dream lifestyle happen.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • The importance of knowing and getting a handle of your spending habits.

    • Why you need a nest egg that will last you a very long time, even when you are past retirement.

    • In what ways charitable giving may be better than taking some appreciated stock.

    • One of the most surprising yet expensive costs retirees pay for and don’t normally plan for.

    Tweetables:

    • The first thing that your financial planner needs to know about you isn’t your assets; it’s your spending.

    • It’s the same whether you’re going to stay married or get divorced. You have to have a cushion, and you have to make those hard decisions.

    Big Takeaways:

    • One of the first important steps in financial planning is taking a good look into your spending habits. Once you get a handle on your spending, it will be easier to plan for your financial future.

    • Controlling your spending through the years will help make you better off on the long run. Sometimes, it will be necessary to make tough-love financial decisions.

    • As people are living longer nowadays, it is a good idea to prepare for a long life. This includes looking into future inflation and future health care expenses.

    Related Links & References:

    • Lori’s Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/lorirpricecfp

    • Price Financial Group: www.pricefinancialgroup.com

    • Price Financial Group on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Price-Financial-Group-LLC/161391127222430

    • Rock The Street, Wall Street: www.rockthestreetwallstreet.com

    • Second Saturday: www.secondsaturday.com

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  • In today’s interview, Lori Price, long-time financial advisor and CEO...
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    In today’s interview, hear from Meridith Elliott Powell, a business strategist, keynote speaker, and award-winning author who was voted one of the Top 15 Business Growth Experts to watch.

    Listen as she talks about how she worked her way up from an entry-level position to becoming a notable C-Suite executive whose career expands over several industries. She also explains how she rose up the ranks not through drive alone, but through connections and strategic sacrifices.

    Meridith also speaks of the most important leadership skill she ever learned, and how it helped her career really take off. She then touches on working with Millennials and gender diversity, and how her new book “Own It: Redefining Responsibility” provides solutions in engaging people of different backgrounds.

    By being ready to invest in others and open to growth, Meridith shows how to put yourself in a position to be wildly successful while remaining motivated for the right cause.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • How to climb up the ladder in the corporate world.

    • The importance of connecting with other people the right way.

    • What female executives can do to set themselves apart in a male-dominated industry.

    • How leaders and employees can cultivate a culture of true employee engagement.

    Tweetables:

    • My career just kept growing because of who I connected with, inside and outside of any organization I have ever worked for.

    • At the end of the day, the only way to get whatever it is that you want in life is to ask for it.

    • If you can define your vision, point everybody at that vision, and get them to buy into that vision, you will watch your employees become engaged.

    • As women, we need to take responsibility for things that we want and walk through that.

    Big Takeaways:

    • Going up the corporate ladder is not just about drive. It is also about making good connections with people who may just give you opportunities to grow.

    • You just cannot assume that people already know how to help you. If you really want something, whether in career or in daily life, you have to ask for it.

    • With today’s economic shifts, leaders have to keep their employees engaged to keep productivity up. Good leaders do this by making people buy into their own clear vision.

    Related Links & References:

    • Meridith’s Twitter handle: twitter.com/meridithpowell

    • Meridith’s Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/meridithelliottpowell

    • Meridith’s official website: meridithelliottpowell.com/

    • Own It: Redefining Responsibility by Meridith Elliott Powell: ownitthebook.com/

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  • In today’s interview, hear from Meridith Elliott Powell, a business...
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    Going through divorce can be one of the most difficult and expensive things anyone can go through. In this episode, Candace Bahr, talks about the resources available through the non-profit that she co-founded: Women’s Institute for Financial Education (Wife.org).

    Wife.org has helped thousands of divorcees across the country with Second Saturday, a program that has provided assistance to many men and women in dealing with the legal, financial, and psychological aspects of divorce.

    Candace also touches on her own beginnings as a financial advisor, as well as some insights about working with her husband as a partner in business. She opens up about her philosophy behind her practice in financial planning, as well as some tips to help couples and families straighten out their money situations.

    Life-altering events such as divorce may be difficult to go through, but having contingency plans, even on the financial side, can help anyone go through any challenges with a clear head. Learn from Candace as she discusses her experiences and thoughts on helping divorcees find peace after divorce.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • What kind of help divorcees can expect from Wife.org, through their volunteers, in their Second Saturday program.

    • The importance of knowledge, especially in household financial affairs.

    • How to work with your husband as a partner in business.

    Tweetables:

    • Divorce is something you would want to go through when you’re absolutely clearheaded, when you know all the issues you need to face.

    • For most of the things we do, we decide to take a path and continue to take the small steps day after day to get to where we want to go.

    • A man is not a financial plan.

    Big Takeaways:

    • Divorce can be a struggle for a lot of people in all kinds of aspects: emotionally, psychologically, and physically. There are a number of programs by certain organizations, such as the Second Saturday program by Wife.org, that can help them go through such tough times.

    • Financial planning is not just about managing money, but also looking into your own life and educating yourself about your finances.

    • Everyone should be involved in a family’s financial affairs, even if it means setting aside time at least once a year to talk about money matters.

    Related Links & References:

    • Candace’s Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/candacebahr

    • Women’s Institute for Financial Education: www.wife.org

    • Second Saturday: www.secondsaturday.com

    • Bahr Group: www.bahrgroup.com

    • It’s More Than Money — It’s Your Life!: The New Money Club for Women by Candace Bahr and Ginita Wall: www.moneyclubs.com/store-moneyclub-promo.htm

    • The Money Club: www.moneyclubs.com

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  • Going through divorce can be one of the most difficult...
  • Array ( [id] => 926b27be-e835-11e8-9164-ab775953ccaf [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:49:02.214-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:24.010-08:00 [title] => Sheila Anderson: What is Your Powerful Image? Simple Tips for Improving Your Authentic Brand [pubdate] => 2016-05-05T04:00:46.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/926b27be-e835-11e8-9164-ab775953ccaf/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Learn how you can remain authentic while still presenting yourself in the best possible way in this interview with Sheila Anderson, a certified corporate image consultant with over 20 years’ experience in the corporate world. - [summary] =>

    Learn how you can remain authentic while still presenting yourself in the best possible way in this interview with Sheila Anderson, a certified corporate image consultant with over 20 years’ experience in the corporate world.

    Listen as Sheila talks about the importance of personal branding, especially in today’s modern society. She relates, in particular, the need to be true to who you are in order to be more memorable. She also discusses the importance of the impression you make in 7 seconds and about the first 12 words you use with a person. She touches on color psychology and gives some tips about effective body language use as well.

    As some people do not realize the significance of how they look like or how they present themselves, Sheila speaks about how to enhance your image while remaining true to the real you.

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • What NOT to wear when delivering bad news.

    • How to use color psychology and body language to deliver your message effectively.

    • The importance of being authentic when coming up with your own personal image.

    • A few tips on how to enhance your impact in big ways.

    Tweetables:

    • Why makeup and hairstyle do matter – and more is not always better!

    • If you tie in who you are in everything that you do, then it becomes more you. It becomes more memorable.

    • There’s a lot that goes into what you can wear on the outside that can help project the message that you want to send.

    • I want you to know the rules, but we can break them to make them more you.

    • I don’t want to change anybody into something they’re not. I just want to enhance them.

    Big Takeaways:

    • While a lot of people may think that how they present themselves is of little consequence, everyone must realize that many people make snap judgments about others in 7 seconds.

    • How you present yourself helps define your attitude. If you feel confident about the clothes you wear and the image you project, you will exude that confidence as well.

    • Personal branding is not about choosing the most expensive brands. It is about molding all aspects of your personality into your image, and it has to be authentic.

    • Body language plays a big role in how people perceive you. Use it to your advantage.

    Related Links & References:

    • Image Power Play’s official website: http://www.imagepowerplay.com/

    • Sheila’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sheilamooreanderson

    • The Power of 7 Seconds: http://www.imagepowerplay.com/your-image/power-of-7-seconds/

    • Blink by Malcolm Gladwell: http://gladwell.com/blink/

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  • Learn how you can remain authentic while still presenting yourself...
  • Array ( [id] => 92e0393c-e835-11e8-9164-17a38f385ab9 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:49:02.979-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:24.680-08:00 [title] => Lih Fang Chew: Breaking Multiple Barriers With Discipline And Confidence [pubdate] => 2016-04-28T04:00:30.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/92e0393c-e835-11e8-9164-17a38f385ab9/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => In this interview, hear from Lih Fang Chew, Global Vice President of Marketing at Quadion, as she talks about her experiences in breaking the glass ceiling and moving through different fields to experience numerous successes and achievements. - [summary] =>

    In this interview, hear from Lih Fang Chew, Global Vice President of Marketing at Quadion, as she talks about her experiences in breaking the glass ceiling and moving through different fields to experience numerous successes and achievements.

    Listen as she talks about her growth and development when she shifted careers, from graduating as an electrical engineer, to becoming a marketing expert for a well-established industrial company.

    Lih Fang also relates her own thoughts and encounters regarding gender and cultural stereotypes. She mentions as well some lessons she’s learned over the years on how to handle different kinds of people, despite many challenges.

    Through perseverance and discipline, Lih Fang shows that anyone can achieve success, as long as they take the risk and not take no for an answer.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • The importance of being flexible and disciplined, no matter what field you enter.

    • How to persevere against people’s stereotypes and perceptions.

    • Why you don’t need to use an English name to succeed in an international market.

    Tweetables:

    • My advice is to evaluate your options, see what you like, take a leap of faith, and take the risk. You’ll never know what you truly excel in if you don’t try.

    • I don’t take no for an answer. Just because I am a woman doesn’t mean that I can’t do things that I want to do.

    • Do not put yourself down and do not listen to people when they tell you no because of your gender or that you can’t do something.

    • An achievement for me is being able to do what I strongly believe in and change the mindset of people, the perception they have of me as a woman and as an Asian.

    Big Takeaways:

    • It is not impossible to make radical shifts between careers. Just remember to carefully evaluate your options, make your choices with confidence, and persevere against any challenges.

    • There may be people who will stereotype you because of your gender, race, etc. However, if you strongly believe in what you are doing, people will respect that and may even change their perspective towards you.

    • It may be difficult to get a mentor nowadays, but networking can be helpful in your overall development.

    Related Links & References:

    • Lih Fang Chew’s Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/lih-fang-c-4050782

    • Lih Fang Chew’s Twitter handle: twitter.com/nmni

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  • In this interview, hear from Lih Fang Chew, Global Vice...
  • Array ( [id] => 938cd296-e835-11e8-9164-b7830a64a4a9 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:49:04.112-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:25.438-08:00 [title] => Marie Rand: Changing The Course of Living & Giving in Non-Profits and Broadway [pubdate] => 2016-04-28T04:00:13.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/938cd296-e835-11e8-9164-b7830a64a4a9/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => In this episode, Marie Rand, co-founder and managing director of phaware global association and manager of a Broadway production company, talks about the steps she has been taking to bring global awareness to pulmonary hypertension (PH), [summary] =>

    In this episode, Marie Rand, co-founder and managing director of phaware global association and manager of a Broadway production company, talks about the steps she has been taking to bring global awareness to pulmonary hypertension (PH), a complex lung disease which currently has no cure.

    She relates her own fight for her daughter’s life against the disease, and how she has been helping the PH community by bringing her expertise into the nonprofit field. She also discusses the actions she has done to bring large-scale global awareness to the disease, such as by spearheading major research efforts and leveraging trends in social media.

    Through her experiences, she shows the importance of networking, marketing, and using new perspectives in order to bring a lot of attention to a dangerous disease that is affecting millions worldwide.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • How modern perspectives helped expand the reach of a traditional nonprofit organization.

    • That marketing is helpful to all organizations, whether for profit or nonprofit.

    • The dangers of pulmonary hypertension and how to raise awareness on the disease.

    Tweetables:

    • If we can lengthen someone’s life, if we can make someone feel better on a daily basis, if we can give them knowledge, that’s powerful ROI.

    • We’re going to change the course of research. And that will change the way we diagnose people.

    Big Takeaways:

    • Nonprofits can benefit greatly from concepts and marketing techniques currently used by for profit organizations. Even nonprofits can use business models that make good business sense.

    • Large-scale global awareness starts with networking within your current social circles and expanding your reach through constant marketing efforts.

    • It can be necessary even for a nonprofit organization to do game-changing things in fields like research and marketing to bring about awareness and help more people everyday.

    Related Links & References:

    • PH Aware’s official website: http://www.phaware.global/

    • PH Aware 365: http://www.phaware365.org/

    • Breathless on Broadway: http://breathlessonbroadway.com/

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  • In this episode, Marie Rand, co-founder and managing director of phaware...
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    Surviving – and succeeding – in corporate America while adapting to the different business cultures of Walmart, Campbell’s and Jim Beam. That’s what our guest, the “Velvet Hammer”, Mindy Mackenzie has done. She’s a speaker, author, CEO consultant and lecturer.

    In this episode, Mindy shares the success she had when her executive team delivered a 106% return to Beam, Inc. in a span of 4 years.

    Then, Mindy talks about her decision to take a step back from the corporate world to pursue other activities. You’ll hear about the decision-making that went into her declining an amazing offer that would have potentially made her the first woman CEO in the spirits industry.

    Lastly, she gives advice on how to choose the right mentor for you and how to turn a low-caliber team into an elite group of A-players.

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • How to execute your ideas better.

    • How to choose your mentors.

    • The strategies on how to develop a top caliber team.

    Big Takeaways:

    • Strategy is never the thing. People can come up with beautiful strategies but at the end of the day, it’s the execution that matters. And the key to great execution is your relationship with people; because you get things done through people.

    • Finding the right mentor starts with setting-up your boundaries and having a concrete expectation of what you want to get out of the relationship.

    Related Links & References:

    • Mindy Mackenzie official website: www.mindymackenzie.com

    • The Courage Solution: www.mindymackenzie.com/books/

    • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

    • Mindy’s email address: mindy@mindymackenzie.com

    • Mindy’s Twitter handle: www.twitter.com/mindy_mackenzie

    • Mindy’s Facebook profile: www.facebook.com/mindy.mackenzie

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  • Surviving – and succeeding – in corporate America while adapting...
  • Array ( [id] => 9492475c-e835-11e8-9164-fbbcd65f9c65 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:49:05.825-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:27.316-08:00 [title] => Cynthia Hardy Young: From a Public Housing Project To Global Business Success [pubdate] => 2016-04-13T05:00:56.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/9492475c-e835-11e8-9164-fbbcd65f9c65/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => In today’s podcast, Maribeth interviews Cynthia Hardy Young, former C-Suite executive, and now founder and CEO of Pivot Global Partners, a global consulting firm that has helped to raise company performance in many organizations. [summary] =>

    In today’s podcast, Maribeth interviews Cynthia Hardy Young, former C-Suite executive, and now founder and CEO of Pivot Global Partners, a global consulting firm that has helped to raise company performance in many organizations. After her start growing up in a public housing project to global business success, Cynthia truly inspires.

    Learn about the importance of customer connection in making tailor-fit solutions for companies in different fields, and the value of diversity in innovation and success in business.

    Hear her speak about the struggles and triumphs as she established her own company after years of experience in the corporate sector. She also discusses her own opinions on diversity, and how she believes that creating opportunities for all kinds of people helps ensure that a company get its fair share from an existing market. Listen as she discusses her thoughts on why diversity is a compelling and necessary factor for any organization today.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • How to establish a successful international business catering to a niche market.

    • Why setting a culture and environment with high standards and professionalism is important for any organization.

    • The importance of having a fundamental understanding of clients in order to find the right kinds of solutions to the challenges they face.

    • What diversity can offer in terms of getting a company’s fair share of a certain market.

    Tweetables:

    • We work to understand the wants and needs of the customers, then unleash the creativity of their employees, tapping them to come up with solutions.

    • We have a very high standard that we have to attain and maintain in the marketplace, and that means we’re doing business for today and for the long-term.

    • You have to hold the people in your organization accountable for ensuring that it’s not just activity around diversity, it’s about the outcome.

    • It goes back to people and talent. In the diversity space, it’s a platform in which you build to get to even larger excellence within your business.

    Big Takeaways:

    • It can be challenging to start a new venture, so it is good to first give it a lot of thought and look at the markets carefully to see if there’s a niche opportunity available. It is also important to begin with a foundation of excellence and professionalism that will help the organization thrive in the long-term.

    • Helping clients does not always mean pursuing the paths, products, and services that they believe will help their company. It is about really understanding your customer’s organization and having a fundamental understanding of things like what your customers want in the market and what trends are happening at that particular time.

    • Understanding and applying diversity in organizations is not necessarily about social good. It is also about bringing in the best people to your organization and making sure that innovation is happening with all these people.

    Related Links & References:

    • Cynthia’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cynthiahardyyoung

    • Pivot Global’s official website: http://www.pivotglobal.com/leader

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  • In today’s podcast, Maribeth interviews Cynthia Hardy Young, former C-Suite...
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    With 30 years experience as a human resources executive for top Fortune 500 companies, Ruth Ross has used her knowledge to finetune her theory on engagement in the workplace. In this podcast, she will talk about how engagement is key in raising productivity, and some tips for both manager and employee to improve engagement.

    Ruth relates here the disengagement she herself experienced while working as a top executive, and how she used this realization as the foundation to build her now successful consulting firm.

    She shares her proven “Alive” program, which is a 5-step program that has been proven to increase employee and manager engagement with little to no cost.

    To top it off, she talks about her acclaimed book “Coming Alive: The Journey To Reengage Your Life And Career”, where she talks in-depth of good engagement practices that can be used in the workplace and everyday life.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • How the engagement crisis is costing businesses in the United States billions of dollars a year.

    • How to recognize the signs of disengagement.

    • No-cost steps to reengage employees and managers.

    Tweetables:

    • Each of us individually needs to be our own CEO. We need to be our own Chief Engagement Officer.

    • I wanted people to understand that you cannot compartmentalize your life. That what happens at work affects you at home, and vice versa.

    Big Takeaways:

    • Disengagement in the workplace is becoming a widespread problem in the United States and around the world. Unless managers and corporations take active steps to solve it, it will continue to affect productivity and profits every year.

    • Disengagement is something most people experience in their life. The first step to solving this crisis is by owning that feeling. After that, realizing your passions and dealbreakers will help you move forward in your career.

    • The major solution to disengagement is by getting back to the basics of connecting, especially between manager and employee. Managers have a really important role in improving their employees’ engagement, but they cannot actively engage others without helping themselves first.

    Related Links & References:

    • Ruth Ross’s official website: http://www.ruthkross.com/

    • Coming Alive: The Journey to Reengage Your Life and Career: http://www.ruthkross.com/the-book/

    • Ruth’s Twitter handle: https://twitter.com/ruthkross

    • Ruth’s Facebook page: https://web.facebook.com/RuthKRossEngagementThoughtLeader

    • Gallup’s Q12 survey results on employee engagement: http://www.gallup.com/services/169328/q12-employee-engagement.aspx

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  • With 30 years experience as a human resources executive for...
  • Array ( [id] => 95ab2866-e835-11e8-9164-1fed77c24359 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:49:07.666-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:28.599-08:00 [title] => Lisa Lamarche: The Importance of Health, Wealth, and Calm in the Face of Adversity [pubdate] => 2016-04-07T03:23:46.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/95ab2866-e835-11e8-9164-1fed77c24359/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => In today's podcast, Lisa Lamarche, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and co-founder of Milestone Wealth Advisors, talks about the importance of being financially and physically fit in order to enjoy health and wealth in the long-term. - [summary] =>

    In today’s podcast, Lisa Lamarche, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and co-founder of Milestone Wealth Advisors, talks about the importance of being financially and physically fit in order to enjoy health and wealth in the long-term.

    She touches on her own personal struggles and triumphs that propelled her from being an accountant at a large firm to becoming the co-owner of a company that offers clients superior, comprehensive wealth management.

    Lisa then talks about how she believes that physical fitness meshes well with her own principles in financial fitness. She also gives some resources that she herself subscribes to in order to be continually inspired, and explains how she helped her clients emerge from the 2008 financial crisis.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • The importance of hard work and dedication amidst constant challenges.

    • That physical fitness is a key aspect in any financial plan for the future.

    • How to get through a financial collapse and adversity.

    Tweetables:

    • I had a lot of challenges, but I never once looked back and said it wasn’t worth it.

    • It hit me: How do we keep our bodies healthy enough that we enjoy the money that we’re making all these sacrifices to accumulate?

    • It’s about all of us being the best version of ourselves and helping each other get there.

    • It’s about keeping a level of calm among your clients and really just reaching out when everyone else is putting their head in the sand.

    Big Takeaways:

    • It can be challenging to start something new, like a new company, but you just have to keep your head down and keep going. People will be there to give you guidance and opportunities, and it will be worth it.

    • Health and wealth are very important to achieve life balance. You also don’t want to outlive your money, so capital preservation and retirement planning are very important.

    • Most successful people can be too busy to focus on their financial plans for the future, so it is helpful to have financial advisors who can give assistance in that direction.

    • When your clients are facing adversity, the best way to help your clients is to walk them through those times in a calm, mannerly way.

    Related Links & References:

    • Milestone Wealth Advisors official website: http://milestonewealthadv.com/

    • Lisa’s LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisalamarche

    • The Tim Ferriss Show podcast: http://fourhourworkweek.com/podcast/

    • Ben Greenfield Fitness podcast: http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/podcasts/

    • Bulletproof Radio podcast: https://www.bulletproofexec.com/category/podcasts/

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  • In today’s podcast, Lisa Lamarche, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and co-founder...
  • Array ( [id] => 962a0708-e835-11e8-9164-ef93aa303e5c [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:49:08.498-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:29.255-08:00 [title] => Margaret Heffernan: 3 TED Talks, Research & Books-Making A New Case for Business Diversity [pubdate] => 2016-03-31T04:00:56.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/962a0708-e835-11e8-9164-ef93aa303e5c/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => In this episode, speaker, author and international business leader, Margaret Heffernan, talks about her book, "Woman on Top". She gives a few reasons why some women were able to start a business and achieve more with less. - Then, [summary] =>

    In this episode, speaker, author and international business leader, Margaret Heffernan, talks about her book, “Woman on Top”. She gives a few reasons why some women were able to start a business and achieve more with less.

    Then, she gives her opinion about gender equality in the corporate world. She explains why past diversity campaigns failed and what can be done to change the mindset of leaders about this issue. She shares her experience meeting Ted Childs, a diversity champion who is working with IBM and a few other companies.

    Next, Margaret gives us a quick glimpse of her TEDx book, “Beyond Measure” – where she teaches how companies can make little steps to create big changes in their culture.

    Lastly, she explains how her mindset was changed when networking with different kinds of people. She shares how treating others well eventually led to many of her successes. Plus, Margaret talks about her book, “Willful Blindness” and explains why we turn our heads away from the facts that may hurt ourselves or the ones we love.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • Why do women start their own businesses.

    • The things corporations can do to change their culture and make it more gender neutral.

    • The value of building alliances when you have very little to begin with.

    Tweetables:

    • I’m not sure anybody can be gender neutral. I think we are all biased in favor of people like ourselves.

    • The less you have, the more you do for others.

    • If you don’t have access to institutional power, then you become very good at having access to social power.

    • Many of the changes in the workplace that women want and had worked for hugely benefit men.

    Big Takeaways:

    • Diversity programs will continue to fail unless we realize that this is a business case; it’s not about social justice, fairness or discrimination.

    • Building allegiance with other minorities will help diversity initiatives move forward and reach their respective objectives.

    • For people to collaborate, organization need to encourage a high level of trust, generosity and reciprocity – behaviors which sociologists describe as having high levels of social capital.

    Margaret’s TED Talks:

    •http://www.ted.com/talks/margaret_heffernan_the_dangers_of_willful_blindness

    •http://www.ted.com/talks/margaret_heffernan_why_it_s_time_to_forget_the_pecking_order_at_work

    •http://www.ted.com/talks/margaret_heffernan_dare_to_disagree

    Related Links & References:

    • Margaret Heffernan official website: www.mheffernan.com

    • Women on the Top official link: Women on the Top: How Women Entrepreneurs Are Rewriting the Rules of Business Success

    • Margaret’s Twitter handle: twitter.com/m_heffernan

    • Ted Childs official website: www.tedchilds.com

    • Beyond Measure official link: Beyond Measure: The Big Impact of Small Changes

    • Willful Blindness official link: Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at our Peril

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  • In this episode, speaker, author and international business leader, Margaret...
  • Array ( [id] => 96bf6d48-e835-11e8-9164-8f0cd5fcf229 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:49:09.477-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:30.095-08:00 [title] => Emilia DiMenco: Certifying Women-Owned Businesses and Dramatically Accelerating Growth [pubdate] => 2016-03-25T07:57:33.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/96bf6d48-e835-11e8-9164-8f0cd5fcf229/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => How can you fast track your career and perceived as a valuable asset in your organization? - Let Emilia Dimenco answer those questions for you. - As the President and CEO of Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), [summary] =>

    How can you fast track your career and perceived as a valuable asset in your organization?

    Let Emilia Dimenco answer those questions for you.

    As the President and CEO of Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), Emilia talks about the various support they offer to several types of businesses.

    Having a successful 30-year career in the financial services, Emilia shares her experience in investment banking and the value of sponsorship in accelerating her career – from being an intern into becoming a leader in various financial organizations.

    She explains why having a sponsor is key if someone is aiming for the executive level and how working with clients accelerated her career growth. Plus, she shares 2 key factors that jumpstarted her career and led her to become a senior vice-president, and later, an executive vice-president.

    Lastly, Emilia explains the importance of being respectful towards the knowledge and experiences of those around you. And, how working with leaders could potentially increase your chances of getting ahead in your career.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • The various types of support business owners can expect from Women’s Business Development Center.

    • The difference between mentorship and sponsorship.

    Tweetables:

    • If I could teach a business owner only one thing, I would teach them what creates value in a company and what destorys value in a company.

    • The people that are closest to their clients are the people that will get the greatest attention.

    Big Takeaways:

    • Having a good personal relationship with a sponsor isn’t enough. You have to turn sponsors into advocates by showcasing your abilities to them.

    • It’s not enough that you have a great idea. You have to let others jump in and let them become involved in bringing your idea into life.

    • Working with leaders starts with understanding their decision-making process and discovering their agendas.

    Related Links & References:

    • Women’s Business Development Center official website: www.wbdc.org

    • Mindy’s LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/emilia-dimenco

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  • How can you fast track your career and perceived as...
  • Array ( [id] => 974677e8-e835-11e8-9164-bff87cb22ce1 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:49:10.362-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:30.961-08:00 [title] => Debra Ruh: Inclusion for People with Disabilities is Not a Charity [pubdate] => 2016-03-18T03:54:47.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/974677e8-e835-11e8-9164-bff87cb22ce1/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Debra explains how accommodating to specific needs of employees can increase the productivity and culture of an organization – just like what happened to Cisco and Cannon. - As a global disability inclusion strategist, [summary] =>

    Debra explains how accommodating to specific needs of employees can increase the productivity and culture of an organization – just like what happened to Cisco and Cannon.

    As a global disability inclusion strategist, Debra discusses how global corporations and governments are taking measures to integrate people with disability into the workforce.

    Being a longtime entrepreneur, Debra shares her adventures and misadventures in creating her businesses. Things like building a for-profit organization, learning business principles on the fly and dealing with cash flow problems.

    And learn about her daughter, Sara, and how amazing she is and her story of inclusion as a 28-year-old with Down’s syndrome.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • The contributions people with disabilities bring to our society.

    • What must a company do to effectively include people with disabilities in the business?

    • A successful case study about the French government imposing quotas, training and programs to help companies infuse their workforce with people with disabilities.

    • When we’re proud, we’re more productive.

    Tweetables:

    • We can’t have diversity in the workforce if we don’t figure out the inclusion issue.

    • Employers should hire people that are qualified to do their job.

    • We accommodate employees every day because we want those employees to be productive.

    Big Takeaways:

    • Just because a person has a disability it doesn’t mean he or she cannot add value to the society.

    • It’s proven throughout history that people with disability have contributed greatly to our society. A great example would be English physicist and author Stephen Hawking.

    • The government holds the key to making sure companies adhere to the policy of giving employment opportunities to people with disabilities. Some measures are imposing quotas, providing training and offering support to employers.

    • Instead of giving labels to employees’ disabilities, gender or race, businesses have got to focus more on the potential of these groups and accommodate their needs.

    Related Links & References:

    • Ruh Global Communications official website: www.ruhglobal.com

    • Debra’s LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/debraruh

    • Debra’s Twitter handle: twitter.com/debraruh

    • Debra’s Facebook profile: www.facebook.com/debraruh

    • AXSChat official website: www.axschat.com

    • Huffington Blogpost: Uncovering Human Capital: How Leading Corporations Leverage Multiple Abilities in Their Workforce

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  • Debra explains how accommodating to specific needs of employees can...
  • Array ( [id] => 97c70728-e835-11e8-9164-477073bc2c87 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:49:11.204-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:31.660-08:00 [title] => Nancy Wright: Not Your Grandma’s Girl Scouts [pubdate] => 2016-03-17T04:00:31.000-07:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/97c70728-e835-11e8-9164-477073bc2c87/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => In this episode, Nancy Wright, CEO for Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, invites us to remember and re-learn the real-world skills that the Girl Scouts offer. Things like leadership, confidence and love for the community. Plus, [summary] =>

    In this episode, Nancy Wright, CEO for Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, invites us to remember and re-learn the real-world skills that the Girl Scouts offer. Things like leadership, confidence and love for the community. Plus, she’ll discuss different programs available for Girl Scouts –from STEM to business communication.

    She’ll also share a story about her father, and how their conversation inspired Nancy to find a way to serve the community.

    As someone who has led several organizations, Nancy talks about understanding the culture of the workplace as well as making sure that everyone has a voice that is heard. Then she’ll discuss diversity issues in an organization; especially around career advancement and compensation.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • The best thing about being a Girl Scout.

    • New, extensive programs available within the Girl Scouts.

    • The issue of “camouflaging” among young women and how to address this matter.

    • How you can’t be what you can’t see.

    • The 3 things you can do to help young women.

    Tweetables:

    • We are not your grandmother’s girl scouts.

    • It’s not about success at the end of the day; it’s about significance.

    • You can’t be what you can’t see.

    Big Takeaways:

    • The best things in our life happen when we strive for significance; when we decide to give back and make the world a better place.

    • There are so many ways that we can do together – both men and women – to elevate our lives and thrive in the same environment; especially in the workplace.

    Related Links & References:

    • Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana: www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org

    • Leaning Out: Teen Girls & Leadership Biases: mcc.gse.harvard.edu/leaningout

    • Nancy’s LinkedIn account: www.linkedin.com/in/nancy-wright

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  • In this episode, Nancy Wright, CEO for Girl Scouts of...
  • Array ( [id] => 98405bb4-e835-11e8-9164-d7ee650514ad [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:49:11.999-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:32.389-08:00 [title] => Kate Bensen: Connecting Top Female Executives and Making Meaningful Change [pubdate] => 2016-03-10T04:00:42.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/98405bb4-e835-11e8-9164-d7ee650514ad/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => In this episode, President and CEO of the Chicago Network, Kate Bensen talks about the 4 main purposes of her organization and what needs to be done to increase diversity amongst corporate organizations. - Then, [summary] =>

    In this episode, President and CEO of the Chicago Network, Kate Bensen talks about the 4 main purposes of her organization and what needs to be done to increase diversity amongst corporate organizations.

    Then, she gives her views on the flexibility issues associated with being a female executive. How does a woman leader handle this challenge and what needs to be done to fulfill the balance between work and life?

    MBA programs have been a catalyst for growth both professionally and economically. However, as male executives grow their income over time, the opposite is true among their female counterpart. Kate explains this trend and gives her insight on why this disparity is happening.

    Finally, Kate shares the organizations women should be involved with if they’re planning to move up the corporate ladder.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • What is The Chicago Network all about?

    • The current status of women in Chicago in terms of advancing their careers.

    • The 2 drivers for change that will give a huge boost to the number of women CEOs in corporate organizations.

    • The initiatives companies have to do to promote diversity and inclusion among their ranks.

    • How to get involved in cultivating the next generation of women leaders.

    Tweetables:

    • If these firms are going to thrive, they have to win the war on talent.

    Big Takeaways:

    • Several studies suggest that profits go up amongst businesses that appoint women to the board and executive positions.

    • True leadership means getting out of your comfort zone and discovering the unknown.

    Related Links & References:

    • The Chicago Network official website: www.thechicagonetwork.org

    • Kate’s LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/katebensen

    • Professional Women Lose Confidence, Ambition As they Reach mid-career, new Bain & Company study finds: www.bain.com/about/press/press-releases/professional-women-lose-confidence-ambition-as-they-reach-mid-career

    • The Crisis of Confidence Infographic: www.bain.com/infographics/parity

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  • In this episode, President and CEO of the Chicago Network,...
  • Array ( [id] => 98c80898-e835-11e8-9164-a74eacec44e6 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:49:12.888-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:33.767-08:00 [title] => Annette Bau: Discover Your Worth Barometer [pubdate] => 2016-03-10T04:00:08.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/98c80898-e835-11e8-9164-a74eacec44e6/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => As the creator of MillionaireSeries.com and PMA360.com, Annette shares the ideas behind her programs. Along the way, she realized that everything has a set of formula – getting rich, becoming healthier or getting successful. And in this episode, [summary] =>

    As the creator of MillionaireSeries.com and PMA360.com, Annette shares the ideas behind her programs. Along the way, she realized that everything has a set of formula – getting rich, becoming healthier or getting successful. And in this episode, she’ll talk about the 3 components which make up the success formula.

    She then talks about the belief system and the inner game that’s happening in all of us. Then, she explains the importance of reaching the Alpha stage – a certain mental level high-performers can easily tap into.

    Lastly, she will lay out the necessary steps to fulfill any gameplan – all of which comes from understanding your worth barometer.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • The idea behind your worth barometer.

    • The 3 components of a success formula.

    • The 5 different states of consciousness and how they relate to productivity and peak performance.

    • The 3 levels of WHY.

    • How to create your gameplan.

    Tweetables:

    • Lack of action is really an inner game issue.

    • When you go into something – even if you don’t have experience – and you’re giving a 110%, the outcome is always better.

    Big Takeaways:

    • Even though you need to give people a process and help them with their formula, there also has to be some sort of accountability to keep them engaged.

    • Your beliefs will dictate what you can or cannot do. You have to focus on those that will support and serve you. Because that’s the key in getting what you’re aiming for.

    • We’ve got so many beliefs that aren’t serving us well – we have to let them go.

    • Getting want you want starts with identifying it; followed by figuring out the reason why you need it; and finally, it’s being clear at your goal.

    • The key for an effective execution is consistent, massive and right action.

    Related Links & References:

    • Millionaire Series official website: millionaireseries.com

    • PMA 360 official website: pma360.com

    • Annette’s Facebook account: www.facebook.com/AnnetteBau.MillionaireSeries

    • Annette Bau’s blog: www.annettebau.com

    • The 7 Principles of Becoming a Millionaire for Life: millionaireseries.com/7pebook

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  • As the creator of MillionaireSeries.com and PMA360.com, Annette shares the...
  • Array ( [id] => 995c636c-e835-11e8-9164-2f8e14915d93 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:49:13.861-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:34.530-08:00 [title] => Elaine Bedel: Fast Growing Firm Powered by Loyal Employees and a Competitive, Courageous and Giving Spirit [pubdate] => 2016-03-03T04:01:24.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/995c636c-e835-11e8-9164-2f8e14915d93/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Being competitive is a healthy trait. - As CEO and Owner of Bedel Financial Consulting, Elaine shares her insights on how to build a successful career in the financial services – especially for women. She gives her list of things someone must possess ... [summary] =>

    Being competitive is a healthy trait.

    As CEO and Owner of Bedel Financial Consulting, Elaine shares her insights on how to build a successful career in the financial services – especially for women. She gives her list of things someone must possess before they go out and build their own business. Among other things, she’ll talk about the ways on how to earn your team’s loyalty and respect.

    Next, Elaine explains why you should be courageous enough to speak your mind — whether you’re with a client or in a board meeting. Plus, she gives a few tips on how to handle a discussion using simple phrases. And as a media personality, she’ll also walk us through the process of preparing for a TV guesting and keynotes on how to bring out the best of each production.

    Lastly, as chair of Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, Elaine talks about her group’s efforts to provide financial security to the women in her community through a fellowship called “The NEXTInitative”.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • How to manage your time between your family, your career and your community.

    • The reasons why there’s not a lot of women in the financial services industry.

    • The traits you’ve got to have in order to build your own business.

    • Tips on how to speak your mind, stand out and be heard.

    • How to earn the respect and loyalty of your employees.

    Tweetables:

    • If women in your community are doing well, families do better, communities do better.

    Big Takeaways:

    • Always give your team an opportunity to excel. Position them to showcase their skills and talents. By doing so, you earn their respect, loyalty and commitment.

    • When building your business, put an emphasis to build a strong team around you. Surround yourself with people skilled enough to perform well even at your absence. This will ensure continuity of your services and automation of your system.

    Related Links & References:

    • Bedel Financial Consulting official website: www.bedelfinancial.com

    • Elaine’s LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/elaine-bedel

    • Your Money with Elaine Bedel: www.wthr.com/your-money-with-elaine-bedel

    • Women’s Fund of Central Indiana official website: www.womensfund.org

    • WomensFund NEXTInitiative YouTube channel: youtube.com/WomensFundCentralIN

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  • Being competitive is a healthy trait. As CEO and Owner...
  • Array ( [id] => 99d738a8-e835-11e8-9164-bfd90698d1d9 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:49:14.663-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:35.229-08:00 [title] => Chris Tieri: Achieving Your Goals thru Grit and Relationships [pubdate] => 2016-03-03T04:00:24.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/99d738a8-e835-11e8-9164-bfd90698d1d9/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => If there are two words that clearly define Chris Tieri, that’ll be grittiness and tenacity. But it’s the relationships she forges with clients that truly have brought her success. - In this week’s episode, [summary] =>

    If there are two words that clearly define Chris Tieri, that’ll be grittiness and tenacity. But it’s the relationships she forges with clients that truly have brought her success.

    In this week’s episode, Chris brings us back in time when she had to brave the rain to make anappointment with a creative director she’s been following for so long. She’ll show us why sometimes, talent and skills can only do so much. That it also takes some grit and tenacity to get the job done.

    As the only certified brand strategist in New England, Chris walks us through the process of getting that certification and show us the responsibilities it requires. She will explain the importance of crafting a unique message if you want to stand out among the competition.

    Then, she’ll explain why your presentation may not be the most important aspect of business communication. Instead, she’ll point us to a deeper source – something that doesn’t involve technology at all! Relationships.

    Lastly, Chris shares her experience around managing her agency by herself and the realization that hiring qualified people to work on things she’s not good at is always a smart business decision.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • How to search for and connect with clients without appearing as if you’re stalking them.

    • The role of a brand strategist and the process you have to go through to earn such role.

    • The key to making a good pitch.

    Tweetables:

    • If you’re not standing out, you just don’t really exist these days.

    • You don’t have to be anything to everyone; nor should you be.

    • You do business with people that you like.

    Big Takeaways:

    • Grit and persistence bring results which talent, IQ and skills cannot.

    • The mistake that people make in marketing is that they don’t message themselves properly. And if you don’t have the right messaging, it doesn’t matter how many places that you’re advertising – nobody will pay attention to you.

    • Having a successful business starts with identifying your customer’s key pain points and addressing them on a personal level.

    Related Links & References:

    • Idea Agency official website: www.ideaagency.biz

    • Chris’ LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/in/christieri

    • Chris’ Facebook account: www.facebook.com/christieri

    • Chris’ Twitter handle: twitter.com/christieri

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  • If there are two words that clearly define Chris Tieri,...
  • Array ( [id] => 9a6f4062-e835-11e8-9164-f3f1a1d0798d [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:49:15.662-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:36.006-08:00 [title] => Kathleen Caldwell: “I Got This” – From #1 Salesperson to Blackhawks and More [pubdate] => 2016-02-25T04:00:58.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/9a6f4062-e835-11e8-9164-f3f1a1d0798d/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => “I got this.” - When was the last time you’ve said those words? - And if things aren’t working out so well, our special guest, Kathleen Caldwell will walk you through the steps to get you on track. - As a keynote speaker, [summary] =>

    “I got this.”

    When was the last time you’ve said those words?

    And if things aren’t working out so well, our special guest, Kathleen Caldwell will walk you through the steps to get you on track.

    As a keynote speaker, business strategist and hypnotherapist, Kathleen knows a thing or two about high performers. She gives us practical lessons on how to overcome failures – the same strategies professional athletes are doing to bring back their A-game.

    Plus, learn her quick, simple pointer on how to wow your audience, bring a stunning presentation or take care of your work – the same strategy Broadway actors are following.

    Lastly, Kathleen shares a valuable lesson in taking risk as she talks about her experience winning an award as a computer salesperson back in the day when men dominated that profession.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • The mindset that you’ve got to have should things didn’t happen the way their supposed to be.

    • How can hypnotherapy guide us to what she calls the “success zone”.

    • The 2 practical laws professional athletes are following to consistently bring their A-game.

    • The first thing you have to do before speaking to a large crowd, talking with your family or taking care of your work that guarantees a perfect performance.

    Tweetables:

    • I think we’re better if we’re confident and we’re going into it with both feet underneath us saying, “Hey, I got this!”

    Big Takeaways:

    • Failure happens to all of us. But holding on with what’s right will help us get through the toughest moments in our life.

    • The difference between people who succeed in life and those who don’t is how they deal with failure. Successful people are so driven to excellence, they know how to get back to the “zone” after a temporary setback.

    Related Links & References:

    • Caldwell Consulting Group, LLC official website : www.caldwellconsulting.biz

    • Kathleen’s LinkedIn profile:linkedin.com/in/kathleen-caldwell

    • Kathleen’s Twitter handle: twitter.com/k_caldwell

    • Ellevate Network: https://www.ellevatenetwork.com

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  • “I got this.” When was the last time you’ve said...
  • Array ( [id] => 9aeceefe-e835-11e8-9164-d7cc77edab81 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:49:16.485-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:36.778-08:00 [title] => Joanna Bloor: Using Your Curiosity to Achieve Important Things [pubdate] => 2016-02-18T04:01:39.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/9aeceefe-e835-11e8-9164-d7cc77edab81/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Quick question: What are you curious about? - If you’re going to ask our guest, Joanna Bloor, you’ll be surprised at what she’s bringing to the table. - As someone who was compared to or associated with Bette Midler, Tony Robbins and Steve Wozniak, [summary] =>

    Quick question: What are you curious about?

    If you’re going to ask our guest, Joanna Bloor, you’ll be surprised at what she’s bringing to the table.

    As someone who was compared to or associated with Bette Midler, Tony Robbins and Steve Wozniak, Joanna opens up our episode with a list of topics she’s curious about: the impact of millennials, the next phase of the Internet and 3D printing.

    She explains why being curious is a fundamental trait if you want to network with other people – whether they’re prospective clients or potential business partners.

    Through her podcast 3D LILA, Joanna reveals her thoughts on weight loss and fitness and how she combines technology, data and humanity to promote a healthy lifestyle.

    Lastly, Joanna tackles about turning your workplace into an environment that exhibits more empathy towards your team and your customers.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • The reason why curiosity is an important trait to have if you want to fulfill something important in your life.

    • The potential of 3D printing – from health and fitness to space exploration.

    • Why the concept of job descriptions and resumes is unimportant anymore.

    • How can a workplace exhibit more empathy.

    Tweetables:

    • Being curious is truly the thing that starts to manifest the things you know you’re supposed to do.

    • We cannot possibly be curious about something that we don’t care about.

    • You hire somebody because you need a problem solved.

    Big Takeaways:

    • People really want to matter. And if you want to build a strong relationship with your customers, colleagues, boss or even your family, you have to show interest — or curiosity — about who they are or what they do.

    • If you want to advance your goals – whether professionally or personally – you have to learn how to ask. Toiling in silence isn’t a smart thing to do.

    • Empathy in the workplace begins with putting yourself into other person’s shoes. Understand where they’re coming from and make an effort to see the situation through their eyes.

    Related Links & References:

    • Joanna’s official website : www.joannabloor.com

    • Joanna’s LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/joannabloor

    • Joanna’s Twitter handle: twitter.com/joannabloor

    • Amplify Lab official website: www.theamplifylab.com

    • 3D L.I.L.A. – the Late in Life Athlete official website: www.3dlila.com

    • Leading Women In Technology profile: www.leadingwomenintechnology.org/about/board/joanna-bloor

    • Joanna’s HiPower.org profile: www.hipower.org/members/joanna-bloor

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  • Quick question: What are you curious about? If you’re going...
  • Array ( [id] => 9b889cbe-e835-11e8-9164-efe2b9c8c5ac [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:49:17.506-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:37.378-08:00 [title] => Elizabeth Dean: Women Can Have it All [pubdate] => 2016-02-18T04:00:23.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/9b889cbe-e835-11e8-9164-efe2b9c8c5ac/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Ever heard about Forensic Accounting? - If not, then you’ll in for a treat as our special guest, Elizabeth Dean shares how her passion for mathematics led her to a rather new kind of service in the financial world. - [summary] =>

    Ever heard about Forensic Accounting?

    If not, then you’ll in for a treat as our special guest, Elizabeth Dean shares how her passion for mathematics led her to a rather new kind of service in the financial world.

    As the vice-president and founding member of TM Financial Forensics LLC, Elizabeth tells her journey from doing a traditional accounting role into consulting.

    Along the way, she discovers key issues that impact not just her but all women who are looking to further their career in male dominated fields: law, technology and finance.

    With more than 20 years in financial services, Elizabeth shares her personal definition of success. She talks about how success changes as she move forward from being in college to the professional field. Plus, we’ll learn about HiPower and what value it delivers especially to women who want to advance their careers.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • How she got started in a field that’s dominated by men.

    • Reasons why there’s quite a shortage of women scaling up to higher position in traditional industries like law, financial services, engineering and accounting.

    • Instances in her career where being a woman restricted her from doing what she has to do.

    • The value of being in an organization like HiPower.

    • The challenges that she had to overcome during her career in forensic accounting.

    • The risks involved in creating a business that is fairly new to the market and wasn’t recognized by most companies.

    Tweetables:

    • The assumption that women can’t be effective at their jobs once they have a family is naïve.

    • If you need something, you should ask. Don’t toil in silence.

    • I feel in retrospect that everybody, even in a very large organization, has an impact. Everything you do is beneficial to the company.

    Big Takeaways:

    • Organization should create a cultural environment that encourages women to develop a long-term career goal. Such encouragement could be in a form of a more flexible policies.

    • If you want to advance your goals – whether professionally or personally – you have to learn how to ask. Toiling in silence isn’t a smart thing to do.

    • Create an environment that supports diversity – whether it’s between genders or races.

    • Even challenges can open a window of opportunity to grow your business or your career. Don’t close your door to the possibility of building on the challenges you had to go through.

    Related Links & References:

    • TM Financial Forensics LLC official website : www.tmfin.com

    • Elizabeth’s LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-dean

    • Elizabeth on HiPower.org: www.hipower.org

    • ELLEVATE official website: www.ellevatenetwork.com

    • Book: Stiletto Network: Inside the Women’s Power Circles That Are Changing the Face of Business by Pamela Ryckman

    • Book: The Ask: How to Ask for Support for Your Nonprofit Cause, Creative Project, or Business Venture by Laura Fredrick

    • Book: The Connectors: How the World’s Most Successful Businesspeople Build Relationships and Win Clients for Life by Maribeth Kuzmeski

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  • Ever heard about Forensic Accounting? If not, then you’ll in...
  • Array ( [id] => 9c28aa10-e835-11e8-9164-2ffc982b4426 [createdAt] => 2018-11-14T09:49:18.555-08:00 [updatedAt] => 2018-12-12T06:02:38.230-08:00 [title] => Tricia Benn: 3rd Generation of Powerful Women Bucking Trends and Finding Gender Equity Solutions [pubdate] => 2016-02-11T04:01:58.000-08:00 [author] => [imageFile] => https://megaphone.imgix.net/podcasts/9c28aa10-e835-11e8-9164-2ffc982b4426/image/TFIZ_2018.jpg?ixlib=rails-2.1.2 [explicit] => [episodeType] => full [seasonNumber] => [episodeNumber] => [subtitle] => Tricia’s mother thought that her daughter won’t get ahead in life if she wasn’t in science. - Not anymore! - Taking risks and reaping the rewards has been the theme of our guest, Tricia Benn. - As a lover of sociology and anthropology, [summary] =>

    Tricia’s mother thought that her daughter won’t get ahead in life if she wasn’t in science.

    Not anymore!

    Taking risks and reaping the rewards has been the theme of our guest, Tricia Benn.

    As a lover of sociology and anthropology, Tricia found out the strong application of her passion to market research. And in this episode, she’ll talk about her 20-year career journey that started as a market researcher up to her present position as Northstar’s managing director in the US.

    Along the way, she learned the value of equality in the workplace. She shares her opinion about having a conference where certain groups are free to discuss on subjects that has an impact on the diversity of their workplace (e.g. promotion of women executives, gender equality, issues among minority groups).

    Being a leader of a big organization, she discuss how she encourages collaboration in her team. Tricia explains why everyone should be a supporter and a champion; a management style where each team member has an opportunity to support and to lead.

    Then, she talks about the risks she took to become successful in her field. You’ll find out how learning golf made her close a business deal and formed a 15-year relationship. You’ll discover the risks she took when she got a job as the youngest vice-president for public affairs.

    Finally, Tricia shares how her parents influenced her to become what she is today. What could parents learn from her childhood experience when it comes to raising kids?

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • The current situation of diversity in the work environment and how to address this issue to promote excellence.

    • How does Tricia create an environment where her team enjoys and thrives in collaborating with each other.

    • The impact her parents brought in her life when it comes to taking risks and accomplishing her goals.

    Tweetables:

    • Everybody talks about collaboration. But how do we actually do it? That’s the key.

    • The role that men play with their daughters and helping them to understand how capable they are cannot be understated.

    • The biggest opportunities do come from challenges.

    Big Takeaways:

    • A recent statistics says that women are 4x more likely to think that their gender is going to impact them negatively in their workplace as compared to men — which is about 12%.

    • There should be a conscious effort in an organization to empower both men and women in the workplace. Do not exclude one from the other. Instead, bring them together to promote excellence. Doing so guarantees an exciting, profitable and effective work environment.

    • Create an environment that supports diversity — whether it’s between genders or races.

    • Every person is a blend of male and female traits. Which means we have to encourage equality amongst the people in our organization.

    Related Links & References:

    • Tricia’s profile on Northstar: www.northstarhub.com/team/tricia-benn/

    • Tricia’s LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/in/triciabenn

    • Tricia on Twitter: twitter.com/triciabenn

    • Tricia’s interview on Magazine Canada: Better Data, Better Decisions

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    Discover the value of authenticity, perseverance, and following your passion.

    That’s what our guest, Geeta Kadambi, has been doing her entire life – and it has been rewarding.

    As someone who has mentored young professionals, she’ll share her recommendation to people looking for a career in science and medicine. What does it take to become a successful physician or scientist? What attitude should you bring to the table? What does passion have to do when choosing the right career for you?

    Then, you’ll get to know the people who mentored and helped her along the way – from her PhD studies in India to a prestigious scholarship in the US. What qualities does she has that made her attract these people in the first place? And what value could you get from her experience when you’re looking for mentors and industry leaders?

    Leadership skills is something she had to learn during her early years. Find out how she developed this skill and what she has to say about leading the upper-management.

    Working for a bio-tech company is one thing, but building her own business is another. Geeta shares her biggest risk when she became a patent practitioner and founded her own company, Ridhi IP LLC. You’ll discover how her company is innovating in the patent law business.

    Lastly, you’ll get to know HiPower – a group of women corporate leaders who empower their “tribe” through training programs and off site meetings.

     

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    • Why do more women don’t get involved in science and technology.

    • Her recommendation to students who would like to pursue a career in science and medicine.

    • What personal and professional qualities made her attract a wealth of accomplished people to help her succeed in the field of science and medicine.

    • How to lead up and manage upper-management people.

    • Her thoughts about pay equality and what should you do to deserve a raise not just economically but professionally as well.

    • The value of taking risks and the lessons you’ll learn from businesses like Ridhi IP LLC.

    Tweetables:

    • The reason to go into medicine shouldn’t about making money, it is really serving humanity and really doing something different to help others.

    • If you have done something good to other people … people turn around and do good to you.

    • The passion that comes from an innovator is very infectious.

    Big Takeaways:

    • Getting ahead in your life starts with having a burning passion with what you’re doing. Exhibit perseverance and the willingness to go an extra mile to attract the right people who will help achieve your dreams.

    • If you want to lead a group of upper-management people, find ways on how you can make their goals possible. Figure out how you can incorporate your purpose into their agenda. Make them feel that you belong to their group and you champion their cause.

    • You have to be around people who believe in your capacity to lead and manage an organization. Be the person who they trust. Do remarkable things and let them know that you deserve a raise both financially and professionally.

    Related Links & References:

    • HiPower.org official website: www.hipower.org

    • Geeta’s LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/geeta-kadambi

    • Ridhi IP LLC official website: www.riddhiip.com

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    “If you don’t get it out there, nothing’s gonna happen.”

    Priceless advice from our guest, Pam Ivey

    Pam is the founder of Pam Ivey International – an Ontario-based online marketing company.

    Join Pam as she explains the essential elements of an effective, smart content marketing strategy. She’ll kick-off the show by explaining the importance of creating a client avatar and how this method helps to land new opportunities.

    Next, Pam talks about one of the biggest challenges in her life. She’ll share how this tragedy became a turning point of her career en route to building a business based on her passion.

    You’ll find out how she was able to build her business despite having a full-time job. Then, she’ll discuss the ways to get immediate results from your launches.

    Lastly, she’ll explain why your plans don’t have to be perfect the first time. But rather, it’s the actual implementation that matters.

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    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    * How to get your content out and make your customers pay attention.

    * The biggest challenge she had to go through that inspired her to build a successful online marketing business.

    * How she built her business in spite of having a full-time job.

    * How to gain exposure for your programs, products or services.

    * The secrets behind a winning video content.

    Tweetables:

    * We have to let people know, like and trust us

    * If you don’t get it out there, nothing’s gonna happen

    Big Takeaways:

    * You have to be specific about the type of customer you’re trying to connect with. This means, having the perfect profile of your ideal prospect: a client avatar.

    * You have to get out of your comfort zone to find the things you’ll enjoy doing.

    * Producing free and useful video content is a powerful method to funnel customers to your products and services. The key here is to give resources that your customers can actually use and perceive as high-valued assets.

    Related Links & References:

    * Pam Ivey International official website: The Impossible Institute’s website: pamivey.com

    * Online Marketing Success Magazine website: ommmagazine.com

    * The Online Marketing Sales Machine: pamivey.com/online-marketing-sales-machine

    * The Online Marketing Certification Program: www.onlinemarketingmanagercertification.com

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    “If you’re not learning or growing, you’re dying.”

    Thus says our special guest, Women in the Boardroom CEO, Sheila Ronning.

    As the CEO and founder of Women in the Boardroom, Sheila will share her experience building her company. Next, learn why there is a need for organizations like hers to enable women to gain board positions.

    Listen, as she explains the reason for the shortage of women CEOs in the corporate boardroom. Plus, learn why diversity should be an important component when choosing the members of your board.

    She’ll also list the qualities or background that corporate boards are looking for in their candidates; and why you have a chance to be part of the board even if you don’t belong to the financial industry.

    As a networking expert, Sheila explains how she helps her clients land corporate board positions through strategic planning and processes.

    Sheila is an expert in connecting women, executives and professionals with tools they need to succeed in business. She does this by organizing board coaching sessions, seminars and webinars. Plus, find out what drives Sheila to work with women and make a difference in their lives.

    As a midwestern girl from Minnesota, Sheila talks about living in New York and the hard lessons she learned along the way.

    Lastly, Sheila explains why she calls her members Life Learners: women who are stimulated with learning from extremely powerful people and having discussions with them.

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    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    * How she started Women in the Boardroom.

    * The reason why we need an organization like hers to get women in the corporate boardroom.

    * The relationship between the number of women on corporate board and women CEOs. And why corporate organizations need to embrace diversity.

    * The types of background corporate boards are looking for in their candidates.

    * How do Women in the Boardroom prepare their clients en route to executive position.

    * What drives her to help women succeed in the corporate world.

    * How moving from Minnesota to New York became her biggest challenge and how did she overcame it.

    Tweetables:

    * The way you get into the boardroom is through your network.

    * Our network wants to help us, but we need to help them help us.

    * You don’t learn and grow without those bumps in the road.

    * People love the authentic.

    * If you’re not learning or growing, you’re dying.

    Big Takeaways:

    * Even though women are great at networking, they’re not so good at using this skill. Thus, the need for organizations like Women in the Boardroom.

    * Corporate organizations need to elect board members that truly represent their customers (E.g. women, Asian, African-American and so on).

    * Be authentic when building or running your business. Be who you are, not as someone who you think you’re supposed to be.

    * Emulating the people you want to be doesn’t mean you have to be just like them.

    Related Links & References:

    * Women in the Boardroom official website: www.WomenInTheBoardroom.com

    * Women in the Boardroom LinkedIn profile: linkedin.com/company/women-in-the-boardroom

    * Women in the Boardroom Twitter handle: @BoardroomWomen

    * Women in the Boardroom Facebook page: www.facebook.

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The Female Insight Zone

Maribeth Kuzmeski, PhD

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Maribeth Kuzmeski, PhD, founder of Red Zone Marketing, is a business development strategist, advisor to some of the largest financial services companies, bestselling author of seven books, and international keynote speaker. She has been featured in USA Today, The New York Times, FoxNews, ABC News, and The Wall Street Journal. Passionate about increasing the success of women in business, Maribeth and her firm conduct extensive research into workforce performance issues resulting in new solutions for attracting, retaining, and developing high performing females.

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