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Driven women business owners and leaders passionately improve the lives of their families, employees, communities and the customers they serve. These female professionals join Amber Hurdle each week as she uses her experience working with international celebrities, Fortune 100 companies and small businesses to show women how to increase their self-awareness, build their confidence, improve their communication, and ultimately ground themselves in their personal power. Through strong company cultures, branding, marketing, networking, business systems and smart employee practices, women in business can and will change the world.

Location:

United States

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Driven women business owners and leaders passionately improve the lives of their families, employees, communities and the customers they serve. These female professionals join Amber Hurdle each week as she uses her experience working with international celebrities, Fortune 100 companies and small businesses to show women how to increase their self-awareness, build their confidence, improve their communication, and ultimately ground themselves in their personal power. Through strong company cultures, branding, marketing, networking, business systems and smart employee practices, women in business can and will change the world.

Twitter:

@amberhurdle

Language:

English

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From Burnout to Brilliant with Dr. Romie Mushtaq

4/18/2024
Exhausted from the extreme demands of your career, paired with your daily personal commitments that never seem to end? Get ready for an empowering conversation with the amazing board-certified physician, Dr. Romie, about the critical importance of advocating for our brain and body wellness. Join us as we explore practical strategies and insights for creating a culture of well-being in both our personal and professional lives. Can I get an AMEN?! Key Takeaways Dr. Romie shares strategies leaders can implement to foster a culture of well-being in the workplace; including prioritizing mental health, managing energy levels, and setting boundaries, leading to a healthier and more balanced work environment. The dire impact on the entire workforce of insulin resistance and its relation to metabolic syndrome. The importance of self-advocacy, body awareness, and taking proactive steps towards better health, especially for women facing unique health challenges. Energy is more contagious than any virus. Being mindful of the energy we bring into the room can significantly impact our teams' well-being and performance. Your well-being matters, and by taking proactive steps towards a healthier lifestyle, you're not only benefiting yourself but also creating a more vibrant and productive work environment. So, tune in on your favorite listening app, on the website, or watch it on YouTube! Links & Mentioned Resources Dr. Romie’s Book Busy Brain Test About Dr. Romie Mushtaq Dr. Romie Mushtaq is a board-certified physician who brings together more than two decades of leadership in neurology, integrative medicine, and mindfulness. She is an award-winning speaker working with Fortune 500 companies, professional athletes, & global associations. Her brainSHIFT programs improve mental well-being and help to build a culture of wellness. Dr. Romie serves as Chief Wellness Officer for Great Wolf Resorts, where she scaled a mindfulness & wellness program to over 7,000 employees. Her expertise is featured in the national media, such as NPR, NBC, TED talks, and Forbes. Her first book, "The Busy Brain Cure" published by HarperCollins, released in January 2024. Connect with Romie LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/drromie/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/drromie/ Website: www.drromie.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/DrRomie Twitter: www.twitter.com/DrRomie Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:33

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Choose Confidence Until You Become It with Nicole Kalil

4/11/2024
In this episode, Nicole Kalil shares invaluable insights on building confidence and overcoming self-doubt. She discusses the journey of choosing confidence until it becomes innate and embracing the power of resilience and authenticity in all your endeavors. Amber reflects on her own journey of building confidence, emphasizing the value of self-compassion and learning from past challenges. Key Takeaways Confidence is a firm and bold trust in oneself that can be practiced and cultivated over time. Inner knowing is essential for distinguishing between self-doubt and authentic confidence. Embracing monotonous activities and journaling can create space for self-reflection and inner growth. Learning from failures and setbacks is crucial for building trust in oneself and one's abilities. Confidence is not about being fearless but about choosing courage in the face of fear and uncertainty. Remember, confidence is not a destination but a journey of continuous growth and self-discovery. Are you ready to begin that journey? Tune in on your favorite listening app, on the website, or watch it on YouTube! Links & Mentioned Resources Validation is for Parking About Nicole Kalil Nicole Kalil is an in-demand speaker and the dynamic host of the This Is Woman’s Work podcast. Known as the Confidence Sherpa, Nicole reveals how-to strategies that set her apart from other self-help experts. Previously a Fortune 100 C-suite executive, she’s helped thousands of women reclaim their confidence so they can live authentically, both personally and professionally. Nicole lives with her husband and daughter in Andover, Massachusetts. Connect with Nicole LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/nicolekalil/ Website: https://nicolekalil.com/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/nicolemkalil/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:50

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Overcoming Doubt: The Path to Bold, Brave Confidence with Tracy Crossley

4/4/2024
Get ready to dive into the battle against self-doubt with today’s expert guest, Tracy Crossley. We uncover attachment theory's impact on leadership and learn how true self-acceptance can revolutionize your confidence. It's not just a journey; it's an uprising! Key Takeaways Attachment theory and its relation to imposter syndrome The true meaning of self-acceptance Recognizing the pattern of your Beliefs - Rules - Stories - Patterns - Evidence Get out of your conditioning to allow your true self to come to the surface Ready to investigate the stories you’ve told yourself, examine them for validity, and live a brave new, more confident life? Tune in on your favorite listening app, on the website, or watch it on YouTube! Links & Mentioned Resources Conquer Your Inner Dictator Download About Tracy Crossley Tracy Crossley innovates in a crowded marketplace of coaches, counselors and mentors. She has perfected a method for real change no matter what circumstances are occurring in the life of an individual; personally or in business. With her background in business, marketing, psychology, ontological coaching, emotional intelligence and intuitive abilities, Tracy is the game-changer for women leaders looking to reinvent how they live and lead from the inside out. She has been known to say she can build the perfect leader for the present and the future. Connect with Tracy LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/tracycrossley/ Website: https://tracycrossley.com/ Email: happiness@tracycrossley.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/TransformativeCoach Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/journeyofattachment Twitter: www.twitter.com/TracyCrossley Instagram: www.instagram.com/tracylcrossley/?hl=en Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:49

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Divorcing Your Inner Good Girl to Win at Your Life with Renee Bauer

3/28/2024
As a divorce attorney, today’s guest Renee Bauer, has seen high achieving women sacrifice themselves in order to fulfill the role of good wife/boss/employee/mom/daughter. Today she is going to help us get clear on what they want, drop their excuses, and roll into action. So, let's chat about how divorcing your inner good girl is the only way to get the life you want. Key Takeaways How childhood expectations can affect a lifetime of decision making Getting clear on what you want, not what others expect of you Learn to listen to your intuition! Determining which tasks you must complete on your own, and what you can let go of Ready to kick your inner good girl to the curb, and honor the woman inside that is dying for her wants and needs to be acknowledged? Tune in on your favorite listening app, on the website, or watch it on YouTube! Links & Mentioned Resources Renee’s FREE Fierce Affirmation E-deck About Renee Bauer Renee has been a divorce attorney for 20 years. She is the Founder and Managing Attorney of Happy Even After Family Law located in Connecticut. Additionally, Renee Bauer is a speaker and author of 4 books – Divorce in Connecticut, The Ultimate Guide to Solo and Small Firm Success, SHE WHO WINS, and the children’s book Percy’s Imperfectly Perfect Family. She hosts the annual She Who Wins Summit, a live event created to inspire, motivate and challenge women to move forward bravely in their personal and business lives. Her impact has been recognized by Success Magazine where she was nominated as a Woman of Influence and with awards such as Litigator of the Year, Women-Owned Business of the Year, and New Leaders in the Law. She has been featured in multiple media outlets such as the International Business Times, Comment Central, AP News, NBC, FOX, and iHeart Radio. Connect with Renee LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/rbauer1/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/msreneebauer/ Website: msreneebauer.com/ Email: renee@msreneebauer.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:16

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Building Your Money Team with Danielle Hayden

3/21/2024
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times - money matters! Especially in business. The official Amber Hurdle definition of business is: I solve your problems, you give me money for doing so. Why though, do so many entrepreneurs struggle with this issue? They often do not know the full picture of their financial position and they’re afraid, or unwilling, to even pay themselves. Today’s guest, Danielle Hayden, joins me to discuss the ins and outs of entrepreneurship as it relates to finances and how to build the best money team to support you. Key Takeaways Who should be on your money team and why like your bookkeeper, tax accountant, financial advisor, business coach, and the like. The importance of a business budget and actually understanding your financial reports. Various money personality types, how to know who you are, and what this means for you. What is a profit planner and how do you use it? Why you need to take an owner’s draw! Are you ready to take charge of your business's financial well-being? Tune in on your favorite listening app, visit the website, or watch it on YouTube! Links & Mentioned Resources Freebies: kickstartaccountinginc.com/gift/ Podcast: kickstartaccountinginc.com/businessbythebooks/ About Danielle Hayden Danielle Hayden is the Co-Founder and CEO of Kickstart Accounting, Inc. a bookkeeping and accounting firm that is on a mission to coach six figure (+ beyond) female entrepreneurs so they can better understand their numbers through bookkeeping, financial analysis, and support so they can grow profitable, sustainable and enjoyable businesses. With over 15 years experience in the world of finance, Danielle has worked her way from accounting firm intern to the Co-Founder of Kickstart Accounting. She understands how complex business finances can be, and she knows that entrepreneurs need more than just a bookkeeper; they need real financial analysis and support in order to get the confidence required to create the sustainable wealth they deserve. Danielle brings a unique perspective when it comes to providing business owners with “the total package” as it relates to their finances. She’s has been a guest on multiple top-rated shows including, A Well-Designed Business® | Interior Design Business Podcast, The How of Business and Female emPOWERED: Winning in Business & Life. She is also the host of the Business By the Books podcast. When Danielle isn't in her money mindset work you can find her hiking or spending time with her family. Connect with Danielle LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/danielle-hayden-kickstartaccounting/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/kickstartaccounting/ Website: kickstartaccountinginc.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:31

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How Pure Glow is Transforming the Beauty Industry with Lauren Rampello Becotte

3/14/2024
Today’s guest has a mission to redefine the industry standard surrounding sunless tanning and wants to provide a pure option for customers looking to unleash their inner glow and she wants YOU to never give up on your dreams! Laruen Becotte is the founder of Pure Glow, a tanning studio that is dedicated to providing the safest, most natural spray tan possible. Her initial approach focused on all of the things she did not love about conventional spray tans - “the questionable scent, unnatural tones, its drying nature, risky staining and transfer onto clothing, its typical 3-day life span, inconsistency of results.” Key Takeaways The importance of natural and organic ingredients How she self-funded her start up at the age of 26! The tactic Lauren uses to manage the complexities of life and business Ready to learn more, and protect yourself before your next spray tan session? Tune in on your favorite listening app, on the website, or watch it on YouTube! About Lauren Becotte As the founder of Pure Glow, my goal is to transform an entire industry with the highest standards for sunless tanning services with non-toxic ingredients, a health focused experience and flawless results that last. I have spent a decade funding my own research and developing an organic and clean formula that naturally reacts with the skin’s melanin to mimic a natural tan. At Pure Glow, we're modernizing the sunless tanning experience for anyone who wants to routinely protect their skin and improve their overall appearance in minutes. Connect with Lauren LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/laurenrampello/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/pureglowtanning/ Website: www.pureglow.com Sponsored By Magic Mind contains a magical combination of 12 active ingredients scientifically designed to improve energy, focus, and mood while decreasing stress — all things that, combined, improve your productivity. It is safe and effective, utilizing the mood-boosting power of things like Turmeric, the long-lasting energy effects of Matcha green tea, as well as other ingredients. Unlike many energy drinks, Magic Mind’s benefits don’t come from excessive amounts of stimulating compounds such as caffeine and has no withdrawal symptoms should you decide to stop consuming it. As a neurodivergent baddie, Magic Mind is in Amber’s non-pharmaceutical toolkit for managing her ADD. Ready to try it for yourself? Head on over to https://www.magicmind.com/bombshell Don’t forget to use the code BOMBSHELL20 for 20% off a one-time purchase or 56% when you sign up for a subscription! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:58

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Get Simple in Your Messaging with Ben Guttmann

3/7/2024
Y’all know I’m constantly teaching that when it comes to branding, you should focus on defining and positioning your value, whether as an individual, a business, an employer, or all of the above. So, as you can imagine, I was thrilled to interview someone who also honors the sublime simplicity of branding. In fact, today’s brilliant guest, author of Simply Put: Why Clear Messages Win — and How to Design Them, Ben Guttman, says, “Simple ideas stick. Simple messages win.” Glory, glory! Let’s break that down even further in this interview! Key Takeaways from Ben Guttman *Why you need to tweak and refine your brand over time routinely *Why, as receivers, we want simplicity, but as senders, we are predisposed to complicate things, so how do we bridge that gap? *Ben’s 5 design principles to simplify your messaging: Beneficial, Focused, Salient, Empathetic, Minimal *Why to focus on optimization for the least amount of friction Tune in on your favorite listening app, on the website, or watch it on YouTube! Links & Mentioned Resources Ben’s FREE Weekly Newsletter Ben’s Book, Simply Put Alexandra Watkins Book, How to Create Brand Names That Stick About Ben Guttmann Ben Guttmann is a marketing and communications expert and author of Simply Put: Why Clear Messages Win — and How to Design Them. Ben is former co-founder and partner at Digital Natives Group, an award-winning agency that worked with the NFL, I Love NY, The Nature Conservancy, and other major clients. Currently, Ben teaches digital marketing at Baruch College and consults with a range of clients. Connect with Ben Website: www.benguttmann.com/ LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/benguttmann/ Sponsored By Magic Mind Magic Mind contains a magical combination of 12 active ingredients scientifically designed to improve energy, focus, and mood while decreasing stress — all things that, combined, improve your productivity. It is safe and effective, utilizing the mood-boosting power of things like Turmeric, the long-lasting energy effects of Matcha green tea, as well as other ingredients. Unlike many energy drinks, Magic Mind’s benefits don’t come from excessive amounts of stimulating compounds such as caffeine and has no withdrawal symptoms should you decide to stop consuming it. As a neurodivergent baddie, Magic Mind is in Amber’s non-pharmaceutical toolkit for managing her ADD. Ready to try it for yourself? Head on over to https://www.magicmind.com/bombshell Don’t forget to use the code BOMBSHELL20 for 20% off a one-time purchase or 56% when you sign up for a subscription! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:28

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Navigating the Storm: Mastering Fundraising in a Downturn Market with Jeff Iloulian

2/29/2024
What would it look like if you had a business that thrived because you were both profitable and positioned to offer the best to your customers? Would you be willing to bootstrap until you not only found a product market fit, but enough success to secure external funding? Jeff Iloulian, founder and CEO at HostGPO, further walks us on his journey in this episode as we dive into how to raise capital for your business and what to look out for along the way. Jeff’s journey began as a vacation rental host whose self-proclaimed failures led him to create HostGPO, a group purchasing organization that supplies hosts with high-end brands at an affordable rate. Jeff remained resilient through the failures, knowing he had a great business model in HostGPO. He began to learn about fundraising from anyone and everyone he could, eventually raising enough capital to make his idea a reality. Yet, despite his success, Jeff humbly and thoughtfully explains the various types of funding you should be aware of and the steps he took along the way to get there to show up for Bombshells who want to be in the know. Key Takeaways How a membership (or subscription) structure in your business can drive revenue and help attract investors What some of the terminology means, like the difference between venture capital and private equity Why it is essential when raising capital to ensure you have a solid plan for the funds you raise The importance of reiteration (and super amazing customers dedicated to going on the journey with you as you do) And so much more! On the one hand, my closest girlfriends and I can chat about investments, business models, and valuations like it was the weather. However, I have found that, by and large, this is an intimidating topic for many women in business. And guess what? We didn’t get the same fair shake at education, mentors, and resources. If you don’t believe me just Google the stats around it. So I encourage you to do what I did – listen to generous teachers like Jeff on this podcast and others, read books and articles to learn the lingo, look for opportunities to learn on the job, ask lots of questions, and don’t be afraid to look stupid to gain the knowledge you need to figure it out. So shout out to Jeff for so transparently walking us through a true case study so we can all be empowered with understanding. Are you ready to learn about the various opportunities you can get the resources to truly grow your business? If so, this is a can’t miss episode! Tune in on your favorite listening app, on the website, or watch it on YouTube! Links & Mentioned Resources 3 Free Months of HostGPO for the Bombshell Business Audience The Old Girls Club About Jeff Iloulian Jeff has been in the vacation rental industry for nearly a decade. He has set up, managed, and/or operated over 250+ vacation rental properties–from cozy cabins in the woods to luxury mansions in Beverly Hills. Additionally, Jeff has successfully grown several businesses and is passionate about interdisciplinary problem-solving in emerging industries. He firmly believes that the further you push outside of your comfort zone, the larger that zone becomes. With a background in Economics and Philosophy from Columbia University and a JD from UCLA School of Law, Jeff spent three years as a lawyer practicing Business Litigation, Intellectual Property, and Cybersecurity before becoming an entrepreneur. In his free time, Jeff enjoys playing music, eating tacos, and, of course, traveling. Connect with Jeff Website: www.hostgpo.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/hostgpo Instagram: www.instagram.com/hostgpo Facebook: www.facebook.com/hostgpo Email: info@hostgpo.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:57:42

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Your Network is your Net Worth with Shannen Stewart

2/22/2024
We’ve all been there. Awkwardly standing around at an event trying to decide who to talk to first and what the heck to discuss. The weather? The latest sports story? Travis and Taylor? But (hopefully), we finally break the ice, get to know some new contacts, and feel like we really rocked this networking thing! What happens next? Maybe we connect on LinkedIn and send a short, “It was great to meet you,” but usually not much else. You see, networking is more than just the part where you find people to grow your network, it is more about the truly hard part - maintaining it. Today’s guest is here to help! Shannen Stewart is the Founder of Heels & Handshakes, an organization that fosters community through in-person events and digital experiences for entrepreneurs, women in business and their allies. Key Takeaways Learn about the missing piece in business that led Shannen to create Heels & Handshakes. She explains, “networking is not checking a box, it is checking a pulse” - what you need to know once you make a professional connection and how to maintain that relationship. Shannen’s go-to CRM to utilize for following up with your contacts by providing value, not noise. The best tactics to optimize your time at an event. Links & Mentioned Resources COVVE: Shannen’s go to CRM app for taking notes on, and setting reminders to check in with her network. About Shannen Stewart Shannen created Heels & Handshakes in 2013 after returning to her hometown of Nashville and missing the community of women within the hospitality industry. She noticed the lack of opportunities to network. Shannen wanted to ensure that the women who made up the Greater Nashville workforce would all have positive and collaborative interactions to enrich their lives professionally and personally. What started as a ten- person meeting for cocktails and conversations has evolved to over 3,000 women and men in the Middle Tennessee community. Since founding the organization, she has curated over 240 events for the Heels & Handshakes members. Shannen's event brand partnerships and collaborations include Kendra Scott, TEDx, Ballet Ball, Tiff's Treats, and the Nashville Young Leaders Council to execute thoughtful activations for the Heels & Handshakes community. Her work in hospitality has received accolades and awards, including the 2021 Nashville Lifestyles Women in Business Recipient, The 2019 Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce NELA Awards Hospitality & Tourism Recipient, the 2019 Meeting Professionals International Tennessee Chapter Supplier of the Year and the 100 Leading Persons in Personal Services, Food and Hospitality in 2018. Shannen volunteers for Nashville-based organizations Thistle Farms and the YWCA in her spare time while serving on the TEDxNashville Committee. Connect with Shannen LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannen-stewart/ Instagram: /www.instagram.com/heelsandhandshakes Website: www.heelsandhandshakes.com Email: membership@heelsandhandshakes.com Sponsored By Magic Mind contains a magical combination of 12 active ingredients scientifically designed to improve energy, focus, and mood while decreasing stress — all things that, combined, improve your productivity. It is safe and effective, utilizing the mood-boosting power of things like Turmeric, the long-lasting energy effects of Matcha green tea, as well as other ingredients. Unlike many energy drinks, Magic Mind’s benefits don’t come from excessive amounts of stimulating compounds such as caffeine and has no withdrawal symptoms should you decide to stop consuming it. As a neurodivergent baddie, Magic Mind is in Amber’s non-pharmaceutical toolkit for managing her ADD. Ready to try it for yourself? Head on over to https://www.magicmind.com/bombshell Don’t forget to use the code BOMBSHELL20 for 20% off a one-time purchase or 56% when you sign up for a subscription! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:05

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Managing Workplace Conflict with Carol Bowser

2/15/2024
Workplace conflict is a reality for every organization, and Carol Bowser, is unquestionably an expert on the subject. As I sat down to recap her episode, I ended up with pages of great nuggets of helpful and actionable information. Carol is a former practicing attorney who took the skills she learned in employment law and her training in mediation to create a company that trains others to recognize, manage and resolve workplace conflict. Because wherever there are people working together, there is inevitably conflict. Grab your notepad and get ready to learn! Together we cover: 😡 How conflicts and tension arise from the gap between expectations and reality 😡 How de-escalation tactics often end up escalating situations 😡 The importance of setting your brand standards in order to manage expectations 😡 Reviewing her three-part framework for difficult conversations: Know, Do, Feel 😡 How to evaluate what your organization’s shared definition of collaboration in practice 😡 And more! Ready to hear Carol expand upon each of these points and start making a real impact in your business? You should be! Look for episode 191 in on your favorite listening app, on the website, or watch it on YouTube! About Carol Bowser Carol Bowser, J.D. is a workplace conflict expert. After practicing Employment Law for several years, Carol founded Conflict Management Strategies when she realized a lawsuit couldn’t deliver the level of resolution and satisfaction that is gained when people are actively involved in creating solutions to their workplace conflict. Carol’s clients come from a wide range of employers because conflict is universal across all industries and types of organizations. Where there are people, there is conflict. The key is to help people recognize and address conflict before it damages working relationships and creates organizational drag. In her over 20 years of experience, she has discovered some universal themes about workplace conflict and loves to share how people at all levels can strengthen their conflict resolution muscles. Connect with Carol Website: https://conflictmanagementstrategies.com/ LinkedIn :www.linkedin.com/in/carol-bowser-2a65691/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/carol.bowser X f/k/a Twitter: https://twitter.com/CarolNBowser/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057266327543 Consultations: https://conflictmanagementstrategies.com/book-a-consult/ Email: cb@managingconflict.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:55:39

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People Problems Solved with Adrienne Roth, Employer Brand Central’s Director of Training

2/8/2024
Talent management in today’s world is increasingly challenging with limited talent pools, conflicts in opinions on remote versus in-person work environments, and so much more. Now, more than ever, the human resources function is critical to the operational success of any organization. That’s why I am so happy to interview Adrienne Roth, a highly seasoned human resources professional and our Director of Training for Employer Brand Central. Together, we look at the state of human resources today while forecasting the future of talent management based on real data and industry trends. In this episode, we discuss: Why HR is the core of every organization The vast changes emerging in the labor market How the right HR team acts as a bridge between the “company side” and the “people side,” to increase employee satisfaction and productivity The importance of being strategic in HR rather than reactive to the endless daily to-dos that bog down HR professionals How to show that you genuinely care about your employees so they have a sense of belonging Ready to learn more from Adrienne’s wisdom on increasing employee engagement and creating high-performing teams? Tune in on your favorite listening app, on the website, or watch it on YouTube! About Adrienne Roth Adrienne Roth, MBA, SHRM-SCP is the Director of Training for Employer Brand Central, boasting a rich career in Human Resources and an MBA that provides a lens focused on operations and bottom-line results. As a Senior Certified Professional through the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Adrienne is the immediate past president of New Orleans SHRM and the professional development director for the state Louisiana SHRM organization. Her career highlights include: Strategically redesigning a corporate training program that increased training availability by 200%. Designing and implementing a robust corporate culture program for a 30-million-dollar company. Building an HR department from the ground up for a food and beverage manufacturing company. Adrienne is a mother of two and volunteers with the Boys Scouts of America to support their leadership development. She has served as a National Officer for the Zeta Tau Alpha fraternity and is a proud member of The Sirens of New Orleans – a dancing, philanthropic mermaid troupe. As a graduate of our flagship leadership program, Velvet Machete Leadership Academy (VMLA), Adrienne now manages and leads Employer Brand Central’s various training opportunities and helps develop our customers’ custom training programs. Adrienne stands at the intersection of experience, expertise, and enthusiasm, which equips her to empower leaders worldwide through our training offerings! Connect with Adrienne LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adriennemroth/ Email: Adrienne@employerbrandcentral.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:29

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Addressing Chronic Fatigue with Tiffany Cagwin

2/1/2024
On this week’s episode of the podcast, I undoubtedly made a new friend! Tiffany Cagwin, certified functional diagnostic nutrition practitioner and board-certified holistic health practitioner, joins me to discuss chronic fatigue and the most effective ways to combat it. We share many of the same views on wellness and mindset; it was truly a pleasure to dive into such an important topic together. Tiffany and I cover: What is holistic healing? Her own self-healing journey Busting the myth of “normal” How life events can and will, impact your physical health The importance of fiercely protecting your morning and evening routines  Ready to learn how to put your chronic fatigue to rest once and for all? Tune in on your favorite listening app, on the website, or watch it on YouTube! About Tiffany Cagwin Tiffany is a Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner and Yoga Teacher. She is an experienced executive leader and transformational coach who has a passion for helping others thrive by guiding them to shift their mindset, take action towards goals and embrace self-care. An explorer at heart, with a never ending curiosity for learning new things, she is constantly expanding her education and has received additional training in Nutrigenomics (DNA Testing), Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis (HTMA), Bioenergetics, Hypnotherapy (Board Certified), Quantum Biology and Biophysics. Connect with Tiffany Website: www.tiffanycagwin.com/ LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/tiffany-cagwin-48329818/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/tiffcagwin/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/tiffcagwin/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:53:16

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How to Lead a Vibrant Life with Nicole Greer

1/18/2024
Nicole Greer helps individuals lead a more Vibrant life both personally and professionally. In this episode, Nicole joins me to share the formula she uses to help people shift their perspectives, change their habits, and “lead with light.” Nicole shares in detail: Why in order to live your most Vibrant life, you must SHINE! Self Assessment: What is it like to experience YOU? Habit work: Your behaviors are either building a vibrant life or killing your light Integrity: Understanding that this is a constantly evolving, diversified trait Next Right Steps: The best way to break down goals into manageable chunks Energy: Intellectual, Emotional, Spiritual, Physical, Social, Money How the Vibrant Energy Audit can focus your efforts Why her #1 book recommendation is A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson Are you ready to SHINE?! Tune in on your favorite listening app, on the website, or watch it on YouTube! About Nicole Greer As a principal coach and CEO of Build a Vibrant Culture™, Nicole Greer helps individuals, corporations, government, faith-based organizations and nonprofits become the people they were created to be through fulfilling a mission, to work in teams, and exemplify VIBRANT Leadership™. Using transformational change leadership coaching & training programs, Nicole offers foundational tools and uncommon wisdom to Build a Vibrant Culture™. Nicole is a serious entrepreneur with experience in coaching, marketing, mastering first impressions, learning & development and sales. Nicole is a speaker, trainer, facilitator, executive and business coach. Connect with Nicole LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/build-a-vibrant-culture-nicole-greer/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/nicolegreervibrantcoaching/ Website: www.vibrantcoaching.com/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/VibrantCoaching Email: nicole@vibrantcoaching.com Phone: (877) 633-2239 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:29

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Tap Into Your True Potential Using Quality Thinking with Noomi Natan

1/4/2024
This week’s guest, leadership coach Noomi Natan, focuses on the mental load of business. Whether you are an entrepreneur or part of a corporate team, Noomi discusses how to slow down to examine your thoughts and honor your inner knowing to be your most productive, fulfilled self. Noomi’s advice centers on: Productivity and the effects of trying to “do it all” How to honor both your masculine and feminine energy in business What is a solo CEO retreat and why is it important? Recognizing that you are an asset in your business The link of joy and impact When feeling overwhelmed with tasks, take a moment to define your top 3 most important tasks and what you can ignore Trusting yourself more than anyone else Ready to learn Noomi’s many great tips, tricks and analogies to help adjust your thinking and boost productivity? Tune in on your favorite listening app, on the website, or watch it on YouTube! About Noomi Natan Noomi Melchior Natan is an internationally experienced leadership coach, courage catalyst, and Female Inner Power podcast host. For the past 15+ years, Noomi has coached leaders and business owners in more than 15 countries on overcoming the blocks to success. She has worked with leaders in biotech start-ups, a fire service, global multinationals and everything in between. She has never specialized in industry or sector because her specialism is in the deeply transformational human work. She is a certified coach, a qualified family constellator, a neuro-linguistic programmer and a continuous learner of anything to do with human development. She is particularly passionate about helping women leave the shadow of the good girl persona, tap into their full power and increase their impact in the world. Connect with Noomi LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/noomimelchiornatan/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/noominatan Website: www.noominatan.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/noominatan Twitter: www.twitter.com/noominatan Podcast: https://noominatan.com/podcast-inspiration-strong-women-leaders/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:11

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Set New Year Intentions for 2024 & What to Leave Behind in 2023 (186)

12/21/2023
It’s time to ditch the New Year’s resolutions and instead approach 2024 with a strategic vision for success. This is one of my favorite times of year simply because I get excited about moving my life, my capacity for joy and abundance, and my own personal journey forward with a fresh starting line! Year after year, I focus my intentions on a small handful of things I want to experience in the coming year rather than trying to boil the ocean and then feeling like a failure when I don’t. There’s a better way. In this episode, you will learn about my annual personal growth strategies that involve a bougie annual visioning retreat. (Of course.) This carefully curated time includes determining five things to add in 2024 for a successful year and five things to leave behind in 2023 to make room for all the good that could take up that space in my life. Through this process, you will naturally find the most important things to add to your vision board, will have the structure to create your personal goals and career goals for 2024, and how to create positive habits for success to turn your dreams into reality and plan your best year yet! Here’s the recap of the 2024 visioning process, but be sure to tune in to find out the juicy details as I pull back the curtain to reveal my life and vision, as well as guide you on why each of these components is important to your future success. Five Things to Leave Behind in 2023 #1. Leave behind at least one person who takes energy and doesn’t give energy to you. #2. Leave behind at least one activity that moves you away from your goals. #3. Leave behind at least one belief that has no evidence to support it. #4. Leave behind at least one habit that keeps you from being your best. #5. Leave behind at least one tool or expense you don’t use or need. Leaving these five things behind will open up space for the people and opportunities that align with your values, needs, and life’s goals. Five Things to Establish for a Successful 2024 Next, we cover the five things to establish for a prosperous new year. If you decide on these things, it will give you inspiration and practical direction to tackle your new year in a way that supports who you want to become and what you want to accomplish. #1. Pick your word of the year. #2. Pick your mantra for the year. #3. Pick your song of the year. #4. Create a vision board. #5. Create goals. Strategic Success, Even When Things Don’t Go as Planned Yes! This process works. My years don’t always go exactly as planned, but I always end up grateful for the continuous forward progress afforded to me year after year because I was intentional. Of course, I wish you the same success! Happy New Year! Vote for Me for Global Gurus! (Site is FIXED now!) As you may know, one of the bigger honors among thought leaders is to be ranked by Global Gurus. I’ve been thrilled to be in the top 30 Global Gurus for branding, sitting among my mentors. Simply visit https://globalgurus.org/brand/, log in with your LinkedIn or Google account, click on my picture, and cast your vote! Easy-peasy! Bonus points: Turns out I missed that Velvet Machete Leadership Academy was ranked among the best branding programs and workshops, too! If you click on the following link, then choose “Vote for the best Development Programs” and type in Velvet Machete Leadership Academy, I’d love you forever!: https://globalgurus.org/best-brand-development-program/ Voting will end on December 20th, and we will find our new ranking by January 2024. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:54:17

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Master your Body, Master your Life with Kate McKay

12/7/2023
One of nine children, Kate McKay realized at an early age that she was different. She did not quite fit in with her more morose family, but the stark contrast between her and the rest of her siblings shaped her life moving forward. When she ended up at an all girls’ high school, which showed her how much more she wanted in life, and exactly who she wanted to be. Kate used these various experiences to author numerous books based on confidence and personal growth, and today we sit down to discuss them all! Kate reminds us: Always look at the light Your “secret sauce” is in your power of resiliency Live powerfully with courage & enthusiasm The importance of ACTION It is your responsibility to step into your power Interested in Kay’s story of growth, strength and resiliency? Tune in on your favorite listening app, on the website, or watch it on YouTube! About Kate McKay Kate is an international best-selling author of the book Claim Your Inner Badass and a multi-million dollar business builder, deeply committed to inspire others to achieve a life of greater confidence, vitality, and a deeper sense of meaning. Kate has been interviewed on Bloomberg, Fox Business News, NASDAQ and PBS. She has written for Entrepreneur, Family Circle and USA Today. Kate has just released her newest book Claim Your Inner Hottie, which describes her fitness and health process to be fit and fabulous no matter our age. In addition, Kate is also the author of the book Claim Your Inner Warrior, a personal development book, especially geared towards men, written in honor of her son Will who passed away in 2017. Connect with Kate Website: www.kate-mckay.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katesmckay Twitter: https://twitter.com/Katemckay18 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katemckaycoach/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamkatemckay/ Vote for Me for Global Gurus! (Site is FIXED now!) As you may know, one of the bigger honors among thought leaders is to be ranked by Global Gurus. I’ve been thrilled to be in the top 30 Global Gurus for branding, sitting among my mentors. Simply visit https://globalgurus.org/brand/, log in with your LinkedIn or Google account, click on my picture, and cast your vote! Easy-peasy! Bonus points: Turns out I missed that Velvet Machete Leadership Academy was ranked among the best branding programs and workshops, too! if you would click on the following link, then choose “Vote for the best Development Programs” and type in Velvet Machete Leadership Academy, I’d love you forever!: https://globalgurus.org/best-brand-development-program/ Voting will end December 20th, and we will find out our new ranking by January 2024. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:44

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Weathering the Storms in Your Life with Annie Meehan

11/22/2023
Surviving Hurricane Ian: Annie Meehan's 22-Hour Closet Revelation! 🌪️ Imagine enduring 22 hours hiding during Hurricane Ian. Annie Meehan did just that, focusing not on fear, but on gratitude. Learn how she maintained a positive perspective after her home was destroyed. In this episode, Annie shares: 🌈 Bitter or Better? Choosing growth in adversity. 📘 Choose to Soar: Annie's philosophy and book. ⛈️ STORMS: Annie's acronym for personal growth. 🤔 MapLife Session: Transforming your life perspective. 🚧 Breaking Boundaries: The importance of setting limits. 🐜 Killing ANTs: Overcoming negativity. Ready to weather life's storms? Tune in on your favorite platform or watch on YouTube! 🎙️ About Annie Meehan: Mental wellness expert, coach, speaker, and award-winning author. Annie survived Hurricane Ian and inspires with her "Be the Exception" message. Connect with Annie: 🌐 Website 🔗 LinkedIn 📘 Facebook 🐦 Twitter 📸 Instagram 🎥 YouTube Vote for Me for Global Gurus! (Site is FIXED now!) As you may know, one of the bigger honors among thought leaders is to be ranked by Global Gurus. I’ve been thrilled to be in the top 30 Global Gurus for branding, sitting among my mentors. Simply visit https://globalgurus.org/brand/, log in with your LinkedIn or Google account, click on my picture, and cast your vote! Easy-peasy! Bonus points: Turns out I missed that Velvet Machete Leadership Academy was ranked among the best branding programs and workshops, too! if you would click on the following link, then choose “Vote for the best Development Programs” and type in Velvet Machete Leadership Academy, I’d love you forever!: https://globalgurus.org/best-brand-development-program/ Voting will end December 20th, and we will find out our new ranking by January 2024. #podcast #Inspiration #MentalWellness Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:05

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Accelerate Your Personal Growth with Jennifer Standish

11/9/2023
Are you now, or have you ever, struggled with codependency? Are you the one responsible for everything? Do you volunteer excessively, or find yourself always making sure that everyone else in your life is taken care of, even if it is to your detriment? If so, today’s guest is here to help you (or maybe someone you know) flip the script! Jennifer Standish joins me to discuss her life as the daughter of a narcissistic mother, how it shaped her life, and how learning to give yourself permission is the key to recovery. Jennifer shares: Her plan to be the next “Chicken Soup For…” and how that turned her into a full-fledged author Although she had just graduated from college, Jennifer found herself lost and broken due to her upbringing. She knew she needed to make a change… You do not have to live by your programming How to assess and recreate your own life rules Interested in learning more on breaking the cycle of codependency? Join us now! Tune in on your favorite listening app, on the website, or watch it on YouTube! About Jennifer Standish Jennifer Standish is the author of Permission Granted: Live Your Life Full of Joy and Peace, a book that offers readers practical advice on how to create an amazing life regardless of their past experiences. She is also the Founder and President of Give Yourself Permission, which helps women create new rules for their lives, so they can overcome limiting attitudes that prevent them from achieving career success and finding happiness. Connect with Jennifer LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferstandish/ Website: https://www.jenniferstandish.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:42

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THE M WORD - The Elephant in the Room that is Often Ignored with Lori Sackler

10/25/2023
Today on the podcast I sit down with financial advisor Lori Sackler to tackle a universal issue: money. Lori is the author of The M Word, a book that “guides readers through mindful conversations that help families communicate dispassionately about money matters through all of life’s transitions — changes in financial circumstances, remarriage and merging families, retirement, preparing heirs, and transferring wealth.” Her knowledge on this subject is substantial, and extremely needed, as she shared with us that currently there is a 70% failure rate in transferring assets across generations due to breakdowns in trust and communication. Wow! It sounds like it is time for all of us to learn how to engage in familial money conversations immediately. Lori shares: When and why you should be having money conversations Her 5 Steps to engage in money conversations Step 1: Identify the transition you’re facing Step 2: Prepare the inner landscape Step 3: Prepare the outer landscape Step 4: Ask for help Step 5: Repeat as necessary How men and women physiologically see money differently How she became so successful in a male dominated financial services industry The importance of taking time to reflect, and investing in yourself Ready to set yourself and your family up for success? Tune in on your favorite listening app, on the website, or watch it on YouTube! About Lori Sackler Lori R. Sackler is a financial advisor, senior vice president and family wealth director at a major financial institution where she leads a wealth management group. Her team is dedicated to helping individuals and families keep up with change, satisfying their financial security, addressing lifestyle and legacy concerns, and successfully guiding them through life’s transitions. Sackler is a certified investment management analyst, a certified financial planner and non-practicing certified public accountant. She is the author of The M Word: The Money Talk Every Family Needs to Have about Wealth and Their Financial Future, published in 2013 by McGraw Hill and The M Word Journal: How to Have the Money Talk released in 2016. She is the creator and former host of the radio show “The M Word” on WOR in New York City.h. Connect with Lori Website: http://www.themword.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorisackler/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:31

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Know Your Worth with Jennifer Sukalo

10/12/2023
This week’s guest and I share a value that so many people unfortunately seem to lack (albeit often due to circumstances outside of their control) - self worth. Jennifer Sukalo helps clients learn to build their personal strength and resilience through her unique personal development approach, based on the acronym SWAGGER. Jennifer’s approach focuses on: SWAGGER: Self Worth, Appreciation, Gratitude, Grounded, Empowered, Renewed Everyone is born worthy - no conditions! The reality of our choices and the accompanying sacrifices Filling the “cracks in life” with gratitude Life is not about settling, it is about thriving We do not negotiate when it comes to our worth! And her parting advice? GOLD! Make sure to listen all the way through to hear what she has to say. Interested in learning more on building your SWAGGER? Tune in on your favorite listening app, on the website, or watch it on YouTube! About Jennifer Mrozek Sukalo Transformational Expert and Author of Claim Your SWAGGER, the first of a three-book series to help readers survive trauma and thrive through life. Her work has appeared in Livestrong, Prevention Magazine and more. She is a highly sought speaker and consultant, with over 10 years as a global leadership consultant, helping high-performing individuals at various multinational Fortune 500 companies create positive and sustainable change in themselves to become better for those they lead. Connect with Jennifer LinkedIn Newsletter: https://www.linkedin.com/newsletters/swagger-sense-7038977372318048257/ LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jennifermrozeksukalo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/swaggeru_jennifersukalo/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/swaggerujennifersukalo Website: www.Swaggeru.com Book: https://www.swaggeru.com/books Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:23