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Want More Business? Think About Your Website More Strategically - with Christina Petrie

In today’s episode, I speak with web designer and strategist Christina Petrie. She has a unique perspectiveand a diverse background in software development, teaching, project management, photography and aMasters Business Administration. She stumbled into her career when she was searching for a job and friends and family kept asking her to fix their terrible websites. She quickly realized the potential to help them understand what they were missing and to help them start fresh with a...


When Business Relationships Go Bad With Heather Simpson - Episode 23

In today’s episode, I talk with Heather Simpson, who mentors women in Leadership roles, and is a thought leader and entrepreneur driven to help women find success in both business and life. Through her own experiences and life trials, she is devoted to supporting women through her company, She Leads Me. Heather is a friend, and a member of the Catalyst Founders Group for women entrepreneurs. After a recent private sessions, we agreed to this intensely personal conversation about our...


Get Out of Your Own Way: Authority, Commitment, and Imposter Syndrome With Blair Glaser - Episode 22

In this episode, I talk with Blair Glaser, an executive consultant and leadershipmentor. She is also a licensed psychotherapist and has been transforming individuals,teams, entrepreneurs and couples with her unique mentoring process for more than 20 years. Blair has consulted with executives and teams at corporations such as Estee Lauder, JPMorgan Chase, and Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York and a host of nonprofit organizations. We talk about: + delegation and decision-making, why it’s...


Building Community + Monetizing with Facebook Groups With Allison Hardy - Episode 21

Allison Hardy is a Business Strategist for Mompreneurs and helps women grow their businesses while they are raising their families, so that they can live life by design. She specializes in monetizing with Facebook Groups, building communities around her clients' brands, automation and email marketing. Allison is the creator of the Life by Design Podcast, is a Huffington Post Contributor, has been featured in YFS Magazine, and was named one of Washington, D.C.'s most influential...


Start Ups, Motherhood + Entrepreneurship: The Good, The Bad, The What The F*ck Moments with Trisha M. Pelletier - Episode 20

Tisha M. Pelletier took the entrepreneurial leap in 2004, has run four different businesses, planned hundreds of events and facilitated over 300 masterminds. She is the president of Tisha Marie Enterprises, LLC and she empowers entrepreneurs to make their business successful through mentoring, her online course the Startup Entrepreneur Academy, and the Social Connect Business Happy Hour. Her newest book What Are the Odds – A mom shares her good, bad and what the f*ck moments in life and...


A Passion for Start Up – Realness, Readiness and Resilience with Ande Lyons - Episode 19

In this episode, I have the honor and the privilege of talking with Ande Lyons, an enthusiastic and experienced entrepreneur with an MBA and four successful businesses to her credit. Her earlier companies include venture-backed College Broadcast, a broadband media portal with over 50,000 viewers per day; Goddess Granola, a gourmet food product Ande took from recipe to manufacturing, branding and national distribution; and Bring Back Desire, a website devoted to sharing tips, tools and...


How High-Performers Sell Themselves Short and Going Inside for the Solution With Geeta Sidhu-Robb - Episode 18

In this episode, I speak with my friend Geeta Sidhu-Robb – a renowned author, inspirational speaker, and the CEO and Founder of Nosh Detox, based in London. She is a coach and nutritionist who uses her expertise to support the health of high-performers – those of us who tend to burn the candle at both ends. She was awarded Entrepreneur and Business Woman of the Year in 2010, 2011 and 2014. She’s grown her business from a start-up to an award-winning empire including Nosh Raw and Nosh...


Only Unique Messengers: Becoming an Unforgettable Public Speaker with Bridgett McGowen - Episode 17

I had the pleasure of speaking with Bridgett McGowen an awarded international public speaker and the founder of public speaking coaching firm, BMcTALKS, LLC. She works with clients on improving their communication skills to engage and connect with their audiences, and her goal is to help people use their voices to undeniably stand out as leaders. Bridgett has designed and facilitated for national and international audiences hundreds of high-impact webinars, and has been selected to speak at...


The True Cost of Giving Yourself Away and Leaving Your Tale Behind With Victoria Repka-Geller - Episode 16

Victoria Repka-Geller, is a CMO and career and transformational coach with over 20 years experience in Advertising and Marketing. She brings an educated perspective that is rare and invaluable among today’s personal development coaches in that she couples her expertise, passion, and talent with real work-life experience. She has been featured in the NYTimes People on the Move Series, WSJ’s The High Cost of Avoiding Conflict at Work and Barbara Stanny-Huson’s Sacred Success (one of my...


The Intuition Paradigm Shift – Trusting Yourself and the Process With Julie Farha - Episode 15

My guest, Julie Farha, has become one of the Nation's most sought out intuitives and intuition experts. She understands the importance of intuition and teaches people and companies how to apply it to everyday life and decision making, which I got a taste of in a recent session with her. In this episode we discuss: + what Julie calls “being in the midst of a paradigm shift” – we’re living in an age where guiding your day-to-day activities and objectives through your intuition is a true...


Spirituality for Success: Infusing Your Business with Intuition + Higher Guidance With Destinee Berman - Episode 14

Destinee Berman has been called a “soul sister,” “Durga Destinee,” and the secret “visionary” behind today’s most widely recognized online schools in the intuitive arts and spiritual healing spaces. After spending 15 years in Silicon Valley, managing accounts for Twitter and Oracle Marketing Cloud, Destinee left in 2014 answering the call to serve higher and walk her own spiritual path. In this episode, we talk about: + what she did to guarantee she wouldn’t turn back to her corporate...


013 - Why Corporate Needs Wellness Now More Than Ever With Shawn Bradford

My guest, Shawn Bradford, founder of Breathe and Work had a life centered around her job in corporate America while her marriage, family and her own sense of fulfillment suffered. Ultimately, she left her job to launch her own business, helping corporate employees to take control of their stress and providing them with self-care techniques and tools. In this episode, we talk about: + what Shawn’s life was like as a corporate employee, and how she knew it was time to leave. + why...


012 - Running a Startup With a Focus on Sustainability + Building a Better Food System With Sara Andrews

In this episode, I interview Sara Andrews, founder of Bumbleroot Foods, focused on the things that matter most to her – “top-notch nutrition, sustainable agriculture, fair prices for farmers, and, of course, scrumptious snacks and beverages.” The grandaughter of ranchers and farmers, she served as an advisor in the U.S. Senate on agriculture and international trade issues and served as a strategy consultant to a Fortune 250 company. In this episode we talk about: + her time working in...


011 - How Do You Grow a Business When You Don’t Have a Support System? Build One

Today, I spoke with Nikki Riojas who is in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was fabulous to talk to. She launched her online retail business—it’s a home decor and lifestyle site— 16 years ago. She’s got some really interesting experience and insight from what it was like launching online retail from back in the day when we didn’t have handy templates and we didn’t have easy to use carts and merchant services—if you can remember online back that far ago. She also moved to Texas...


010 - Healing Through Business: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Marshmallows

Oh, my guest today, oh my word! Tricia Arce! She is half of the duo with her spouse Hazel who owns The Toasted Mallow. I was introduced to Tricia a few weeks ago by a mutual friend, Joanie Simon, who I also interviewed for this podcast. Tricia is kind of like Barbara Huson, who is another good friend of mine that is on this podcast, but she’s one of these people that there are so much depth and substance. I had never met this woman, didn’t know she existed before Joanie introduced...


009 - Intellectual Property, Protecting Your Creative Greatness and Breaking Free of Stereotypes

Today I got to speak with Salma Benkabbou who is The Millennial Business Lawyer. She’s the Managing Attorney and Lead Legal Strategist for The Benkabbou Law Firm in Tampa, so very close to my hometown. I love her tagline, she helps entrepreneurs protect their creative greatness. We had some great conversations about why you need a business attorney. Adn ideal timing is--I don’t know if you know this aggressive, excited entrepreneur is out there--you want a business plan, then you want to...


008 - Overcoming Your Fears, Exceeding Your Expectations and Finding a Great Photographer

I am so excited to bring you Lesley Bohm today. She is a super talented photographer that I met while I was at a conference in Los Angeles. Her pictures are just incredible. She has worked with celebrities, actors, actresses, sports figures, entrepreneurs, and she really knows how to bring that personal touch out of a photograph. In this interview, we have some great conversations about how she got started. She had some issues with her mom that caused her to leave when she was in high...


007 - Coping with High Pressure and Anxiety as Women Entrepreneurs

Today, I spoke with a licensed psychotherapist Christine Dassow who also happens to be my high school best friend—you’ve been warned, we have a good time. I was interested in talking with someone who has an insight and expertise into how to deal with a really high-pressure career, a high-pressure lifestyle, and some of the social anxiety that comes along with having to put yourself out there. Today it seems like technology just moves at a crazy pace and putting yourself out there in social...


006 - Supporting Women Entrepreneurs and Making it in a Male Dominated Industry

Today, I got to speak with Amanda Tress. She is a digital marketing expert and she’s also a fitness and nutrition consultant. She’s the founder of FASTer Way to Fat Loss, which as you will hear, I have been a participant in her programs since January 1st. We talk a lot about self-care and why that’s so important and how that translates into success as female entrepreneurs. We also talk quite a lot about how she’s against Photoshop and why transparency is so important. She had a baby this...


005 - Embracing Fear as Part of the Creative Process, Balancing Business and Family, and Learning to Say No.

Today, I had the pleasure of speaking with Joy Chudacoff, who is a brilliant women’s business coach. I had the opportunity to attend her Align Retreat in Los Angeles. Our conversation was wide ranging from how she evolved her marketing company into becoming a women’s business coach. Some of the great advice that she has to offer, for example, really embracing fear is part of the creative process—I know for me, fear and anxiety comes up and I think a lot of times with high pressure...