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3 Simple Strategies For Sticking To Your Goals

Maternity leave back. Change of focus for the podcast will be on goals, motivation, career tips and productivity. We’ll have less guests because I’ve got a new baby and I don’t have the time to do all the interviews right now. This podcast has been around since 2012 and we’ve had a lot of changes. The podcast changes with my life circumstances. Now, if a great guest reaches out and I’m super excited about interviewing them, well you’ll see those interviews here and I will make the time. But...


Actionable Advice For Female Creatives Who Want to Grow a Business

Naomi Mdudu is an international speaker, business coach for female entrepreneurs, and the founder and CEO of The Lifestyle Edit, The Toolkit For Creative Working Women. The Lifestyle Edit was born to offer a platform that not only celebrates the dynamic female founders and executives that make things happen behind the scenes at the many of the lifestyle businesses we all know and love. But more importantly, to create a space where these women can talk candidly about their journeys and...


Overlooked Ways To Find a Job and Stay Motivated in Your Job Search

Dev Aujla is the CEO of Catalog, a recruiting and insight firm that has provided talent and high level strategy to some of the worlds most innovative companies. He speaks regularly and blogs for outlets that include INC Magazine and Fast Company. Dev is the author of the book: 50 Ways to Get a Job He wrote this book because he realized career advice hasn’t changed since the ’70s even though our lives and our work have changed drastically. Today our careers are nonlinear, and the job...


How To Be More Present and Find Focus in a Busy World

Grace Estripeaut is a mental detox expert and peace of mind specialist. She’s an unwavering advocate of positive energy and practical Zen in the midst of a chaotic world. In 2012, Grace’s meditation expertise prompted her CEO to ask her to lead a group of investors in a mindfulness session. It was so well-received, that it sparked a career change for Grace and fueled her passion to help driven, go-getter women find their center. With a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development...


What Women Need To Know About Negotiating a Higher Salary

Heather knows first-hand the overwhelm and frustration of the job search. For the past 13 years, she has taught thousands of students how to build their personal brand so that they can land their dream job and succeed in the market place. As an Academic Dean, she had the privilege of hiring hundreds of faculty members. Under her direction, her team surpassed student retention and program growth goals. Since then, Heather has started her own business where she works one-on-one with her...


Where Women Get Stuck in Their Careers and When To Go For Your Dream

Scharphie is a creative agent of change who founded Build Yourself to help ambitious and creative women reach their potential on their own terms, and make the working world a better place for womens’ talent. Mia is a professional speaker, trained facilitator and has worked on women’s advocacy for over fifteen years. She’s run a research effort on women in social impact design for the Harvard Business School, and was named a 40 Under 40 by Impact Design hub.


How to Become a Coach and Get Your First Client

Christie Mims is a professional certified coach who built her coaching business, The Revolutionary Club, into a Forbes Top 100 site for careers. After serving over 1,000 paying clients she got a ton of questions on how she did it, and Coach Pony was born! Because career happiness sometimes comes with a side of entrepreneurship, Christie has a passion project for new and struggling coaches, she is dedicated to giving them the information and community they need to succeed.


How To Publish a Book and Build Your Brand as an Author

Julie Broad is an Amazon Overall #1 Best Selling Author, an International Book Award Winner, and recipient of the Beverly Hills Book Award for Best Sales book. As an entrepreneur and successful real estate investor she was also awarded the Top 20 under 40 Award. Her latest venture, Book Launchers, helps entrepreneurs and professionals build their brand and boost their business by writing, publishing, and selling a top quality book. So excited because today we are talking all about writing...


How to Find Time For Your Career Goals as a Mom

Lisa Canning is a coach, parenting, interior design and lifestyle expert in Toronto Canada. She is the mom of 7 children and she shares her strategies for balancing life and business through her online courses and her new book, The Possibility Mom coming out in early 2019.


How to Engage With Your LinkedIn Connections

Sami Gardner is former Librarian and current World Traveler who kickstarts careers as a location-independent career coach and LinkedIn consultant. She inspires artistic, techie, and socially conscious types to craft their career and businesses on their terms. I’ve been really looking forward to this because we get to focus in on Linkedin! And I’ve been getting so many questions about LinkedIn!


How to Pick a Career If You Have Too Many Passions

Ciara Davis is a career transition coach who has gone through her own career evolution. Before becoming a coach she worked as British diplomat and has 14 years of international experience. Today she draws on her experience in the public, private and cultural sectors to help values-driven professionals rise above the office politics and create careers and businesses that the bring them joy and inspire others.


How to Be Gutsy In Your Career With Kate White

Kate White is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve murder mysteries and thrillers and several popular career books, including The Gutsy Girl Handbook: Your Manifesto for Success, based on her groundbreaking bestseller, Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead but Gutsy Girls Do. For 14 years, Kate was the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, where she increased overall circulation by 30 percent and made Cosmo the #1 magazine in the U.S. in single copy sales. Our audience loves hearing...


How to Market Yourself Online for Network Marketers and New Entrepreneurs

I have a lot of network marketers ask me questions about their business and I have to be honest, I don't do network marketing and don't have experience in it. BUT, I've always thought that the same strategies I teach in my membership site would work perfectly for network marketing. That's why I was so excited to interview our guest today because I agreed with so much of what she had to say about marketing yourself online and branding yourself no matter what business you are growing. I think...


How to Stay Positive and Happy at Work When You Feel Stuck

How can you control fear? And how can you control what you think? When you are stuck in a job, it's tough I know. I used to have a client that made my life miserable and it was so incredibly hardly to stay positive! I know many of you are stuck in the same situation, so today's guest is going to help you navigate the mental game of making a career change.


How To Communicate Authentically at Work

What do you do when you are really mad and need to communicate something to an employee, boss or co-worker? It's tough right. I'm excited to introduce you to our guest today, she's amazing and you are going to get so many valuable insights about effective and authentic communication. A dedicated healer and instructor, Marilyn teaches people across the globe to develop their talents, allowing access to the answers that sit in the seat of their souls. Integrity is the cornerstone of her...


Find Your Dream Job in 6 Steps

If you want to find the #1 thing that is holding you back from getting job offers and dive into the hidden job market outside of job boards so you can stop wasting time, you are going to love this episode. My guest is going to teach you how to cut your search process in half with only high payoff activities. Let's dive in!


7 Habits of Highly Successful Women

How do you get to the next level in your career? If you are struggling with what's next, you are going to love this episode where my guest walks you step by step through the 7 habits of highly successful women so you can live your calling and your life. Dr. Lizette Ojeda is an award-winning psychology expert and an authority on career development. As a tenured associate professor, she teaches career counseling, conducts research on career development, and mentors doctoral students. She...


Battling Infertility and Maximizing Your Chance of Getting Pregnant

We are switching it up today because it's my due date! Since this is pre-recorded I don't know if the baby will be here yet but there would be no baby without the help of my friend Karenna who I interview today on the podcast. If this podcast episode was around 8 years ago it would have saved me a lot of heartaches. So even though you may think fertility is a little off topic, my dream and journey to become a mother are so closely linked to designing a career and life that makes me happy and...


How to Increase Your Website Traffic From Pinterest

I get the most website traffic from Pinterest. This is because a few years ago I realized that it was full of my target market. I focused on building up my Pinterest audience for an entire year. I pinned everyday. I messaged other pinners. I made sure every single one of my over 2,000+ blog articles had a pin image and was on Pinterest. And, this one strategy has brought in so many leads over the years. On today's podcast, I wanted to give you a peek behind the scenes at my Pinterest...