Mona is an English major turned Software Engineer turned Entrepreneur. She is now the founder of Bra Theory, a made-to-measure bra company that will solve your problems with bras. When she's not working on Bra Theory, Mona is either working relentlessly on self-introspection and self-growth... or skiing, dancing, singing, and being holistically human.
In this episode, we are discussing:
1. How Mona came to find the problem with bras and decided to do something about solving it
2. How she views customer development and the impact it has had on her market positioning, pricing and MVP decisions so far
3. You'll also hear about her daily success ritual and leadership mantra and her perspective on imposter syndrome and talk to male VCs about her work
Nechelle Bartley is a seasoned Financial Strategist and Project Manager with 19+ years experience in her niche. She is the founder of Money Basics where she empowers female entrepreneurs to become true CEO's of their money.
In this episode, we talk about common pitfalls for women and entrepreneurs and money and how to start overcoming them. Nechelle's experience on being a woman in business and her bigger mission. We also get an inside look at her thoughts on leadership and listens learned that she wanted to share. Tune in!
Show notes and talking points:
Marlyne, reflects on the last two seasons and kick-off the themes and focus areas for the next season of the podcast.
The Gig economy and future of work
Multiple streams of income
Tech innovation and culture
Gender roles and changing culture
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With modern movements taking aim at the way "things have always been" and raging a war on authority figures with the #metoo and #timesup hashtags and movements, now is the time to go back and dust off Sheryl Sandberg's 2013 book "Lean In: Women Work and the Will to Lead"
In this episode, Marlyne is talking about the 3 main takeaways from the book and why they are most relevant in 2018. Points include:
Jess Neary is the founder of Nurture with Nature Home Designs where she helps homeowners create living spaces that are functional, supportive, and inspired by nature. Jess delivers client results by combining energy healing Feng Shui and infusing nature to help enhance their homes and lives.
In this episode, we talk about why our homes are a direct reflection of ourselves, how our living spaces can plan a role in our health, wealth and fulfillment and go deeper on some of the does and don't of home design and feng shui principles to create wealth and abundance.
Marian Bacol-Uba is an Asian-American social entrepreneur, speaker, and author on a mission to inspire minority women to build a life of their own design. Marian uses her experience and triumphs over abuse, drugs, and debt to share a unique perspective that motivates others to transform their past trauma into triumphs.
Marian is a former Chapter President of Project by Project/Plate by Plate Los Angeles and has contributed to Channel LA-18, CBS Los Angeles. She has also been featured in Miami Under 40 and on various podcasts.
In today’s episode, we talk about her background and transition from corporate work to a business that fulfills her passions and uses her expertise, how she triumphed over her past trauma and now sees it as a fuel for her work and how to make an impact by using your difference as an advantage.
It’s an inspiring story and we both share stories about some of the myths, stereotypes, and methods for how minority women can start to see things differently to make a significant change in how we are represented and how we contribute in the modern marketplace.
Access Marian's free pdf to start transforming your trauma to triumph: http://www.marianbacoluba.com/
2:30 - Marian’s corporate background in marketing and how she came to quit everything and start a new path against the disapproval of others
3:58 – What is Fire fuel and how you can use it to empower your purpose and process beyond surviving to thriving
6:50 – How she found the courage to break through the status quo by using her childhood trauma as Fire fuel and reject the idea of failure
12:13 – How yoga helped her to recognize that looking at herself in debt and abusing drugs to peel back the layers and become a voice for others was a driver for her blog and vlog
15:50 - Why the message of being a modern mogul is so aligned with Marian’s mission around bring cultural awareness and a viewpoint to the public. We need more women like Marian to setup. A rising tied rise all boats.
18:50 – The steps that Marian took to go through from Trauma to Triumph starting with mindset, inner strength and being present
22:15 - How women and minorities can use their differences as an advantage or opportunity to make a standout and make a difference
25:30 – The stereotype of minorities and women that we need to be aware of and overcome by changing our mindset and approach
Kara Melendy is a Spiritual Mentor, Business Coach and Founder of the Spiritual Goddess Movement where she helps entrepreneurial clients to release limiting beliefs and create the space to attract more soulful clients and generate more revenue in their businesses. In this week’s episode, we discuss
2:30 - How she came to embraced spiritual approaches in her work and meld it into her business along with her talk psychologist background to create a personally aligned coaching business
8:40 – How EFT helped Kara overcome her limiting beliefs and why being your most aligned self in business and life can help you achieve your goals faster
11:02 – The 4 core energies of the Goddess Archetypes and how connecting to aspects of each can enhance your intuition, strength, playfulness and nurturing qualities
24:20 – How to recognized your primary archetype and use all the faces of the goddess to balance your approach to work and play even if you are an ambitious and high-achieving leader (key to avoiding burnout)
27:30 -What exactly is EFT and the key benefits of tapping on your acupressure points to change your emotional and energetic vibrations and help you identify limiting feelings, worry and anxiety
31:17 –How do you know when you need to work with a coach or mentor to go deeper and unveil blind spots and explore what comes up and/or accelerate the EFT tapping process?
40:10 - The top limiting beliefs and stories that women starting out in business tell themselves about being visible and having abundance in the present moment and what to do about it
Get Kara’s EFT Client Attraction Video Series here for free here: http://www.spiritualgoddesses.com
Honorable mentions: www.ChristineNorthrup.com
Dixie Lincoln-Nichols is a wife, mom, Biological science educator, author, certified self-care & wellness connoisseur and entrepreneur. She is the founder of Inside Outer Beauty Online and Global Women’s Self-Care Day, which celebrated its inaugural observation on July 19th, 2017. She has been featured in media outlets such as Redbook, Natural Health, Instyle, Working Woman, Huffington Post, and more. Dixie is a health and wellness coach, educating and inspiring women to rediscover their passion and purpose through the practice of self-care.
In this episode, we talk about Dixie’s journey to entrepreneurship, how you can bring more practical self-care into your life to how to unapologetically enhance your health and beauty inside and out.
2:20– Dixie’s background and how she came to be a founder and self-care connoisseur by being inspired by her grandmother and merging her love for science, creativity, and the human body
7:17 –The burning desire and deeper calling that lead Dixie to make the shift, go on a self-care sabbatical and ultimately pursue entrepreneurship
16:02 – The 3 step triple-A process to developing a self-care practice that will help you develop a solid and effective foundation to thrive in all areas of life
23:30 – Why women have to be more conscious and focus on self-care even more in the modern marketplace, regardless of what others may expect.
28:30– How Dixie became the Chief Self-care Connoisseur and how you can become one in your own life
35:01 – How to choose the physical fitness activity that works for you based on your life phase and energy levels (hint: It starts with listening to your body!)
41:21 – Dixie’s book writing process and how she committed to the process believing that she would get it done in 6 months while making it personable and connecting her content with her audience
Gladys Ato, Psy.D., is a personal growth expert, speaker, author, and strategic mentor to the next generation of thought leaders. After a successful career as a higher education executive leader, psychotherapist, and consultant, she founded Bridging Consciousness, a personal development website that helps you rise above life's challenges and step into the limelight of your life. A recognized Latina leader, she's featured in Hispanic Executive, Profiles in Diversity Journal, NPR, Thrive Global, Harness Magazine, and other publications.
To receive a free workbook full of psychology-based strategies that help you apply The Good Goodbye approach to your life, visit www.drgladysato.com.
1:45 - Dr. Gladys' background and the core value that was instilled in her as a child that led her to her current work
4:04 – The one trait we all need to succeed in life, love and work and how we can all tap into it now to thrive in times of change
6:20 – How we can all become more adaptable and come through hard times stronger and happier, without a one size fits all formula
8:24 - Why the Good Goodbye is different from other work around endings and change
9:31 - Dr. Gladys’ personal experience and the big aha moment that led to her realization the Good Goodbye approach
12:23 - The actionable definition of acceptance and how to realize you can do it in this moment regardless of your situation
16:20 - Her research findings on the stories we tell each other about goodbyes and how to deal with change and loss or grief
18:02 - How the way we talk about goodbyes in our culture has influenced the way we avoid and deny a necessary part of the change process
20:10 - The Good Goodbye book approach to change and loss and how it can help us rewrite our collective beliefs around goodbyes for the better
26:40 - How Dr. Gladys got the inspiration to write her book and finally committed to the process
30:12 - The 5 critical steps she took in the book writing process to complete it without losing sight of her audience and the one thing to NOT do if you are self-publishing
36:01 - How a series of personal losses and goodbyes proved that her principles work and could have a massive impact on others.
38:28 - How to connect with Dr. Gladys and get engaged with her community who are changing the meaning of goodbyes in our collective
Harlow's monkeys: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O60TYAIgC4
Women's bodies and Women’s Wisdom author: http://www.drnorthrup.com/
Megan Dougherty is a digital marketing strategist and co-founder of One Stone Creative. She specializes in helping entrepreneurs launch into new marketing platforms like podcasts, videos, telesummits and online courses. She has worked with hundreds of businesses owners in a wide variety of industries over the last 8 years and believes that there’s always a way to get to where you want to be, even if it isn’t obvious at first.
In this episode, we are digging into how you can develop a stellar content strategy to create your own authority platform and how to launch a book for maximum impact using communities, partnerships and other out of the box tactics. Get more details and a checklist here: http://onestonecreative.
1.50: Megan’s backstory and how she came to be a co-founder in her digital agency
4:01: How to create and audit your Master Content Plan with two simple questions
6:50: The one social media platform we both decided to opt-out of and why you can pick and choose your favorite for maximum return on time investment
9:40: How to put social media in its rightful place as a channel in relation to your business assets
12:30: Why your goals should evolve as your business grows and when to consider scaling your efforts
14:55: Why you need to develop a specific plan for your business and audience goals
16:54: The golden ratio of how to balance the social and business aspects of your platforms 21:50: How to think about content in your relationship building funnel for major leverage
25:50: How to implement a promotional book strategy and launch it to massive market success
27:29: How to use a book as an authority platform whether you are newly starting out or going pro
30:50: Out of the box strategies to plan and launch your book to market success using partnerships and your community
32:01: Crowdsourcing platforms and other strategies to generate buzz and income from your book
37:02 – Megan’s tips on how to avoid a common business mistake many high-achievers make
Naama Barnea-Goraly M.D. was trained in child and adolescent psychiatry and worked as an Instructor and brain researcher at Stanford University. Results of her work were published extensively in leading psychiatric and neuroscience journals and presented at international conferences.
In the course of her work she became interested in gender differences in social cognition, and the significant benefits strong friendships offer, especially for women.
No stranger to the challenges of long-distance (girl)friendships while raising 3 kids and managing a demanding career, she is on a mission to help women keep their girlfriends in their day to day lives no matter how busy or far apart they are.
This mission led her out of the lab and into the real world to create “Telle” (pronounced “tell”), an app designed to be “The next best thing to teleporting your girlfriends whenever you crave unfiltered girltalk”
In this episode, we talk about female friendships, why it is so important for your physical and mental health, why we crave female friendships (spoiler, it’s in your genes), and how Telle will help you keep your girlfriends close. We also chat about what it's like to make a major career shift from scientific research to entrepreneurship.
Find more information on the Telle app and learn how to download it (for iOS and Android, free): www.telleapp.com
2:20 - Intro to Naama and her professional background in brain science research and why no career experience is wasted
5:18 - The fascinating research findings that got her thinking more about the importance of female friendship, fueled the passion for her work and influenced the features and functionalities in the Telle app
12:20 - The impact of social evolution on how women love to communicate with each other and develop close personal relationships
16:21 - How the Telle app was birthed and the research that influenced the creative process of designing it so the experience is more intimate than communicating with friends on other social media platforms
20:50 - The key research question Naama asked to get to the core of what her potential users wanted
22:18 - Why Naama has a generally positive view on social media with some key caveats for users
29:30 - Naama’s advice to other entrepreneurs on how to navigate the emotional roller coaster that can be a natural part of the process
Camille Virginia is the founder of Master Offline Dating. She has a unique talent and incredible passion for creating instant, in-person connections and building authentic relationships. Camille helps singles who are burned out with online dating and apps to find love in their own lives by providing the key skills to boost social confidence, create romantic connection, and find lasting commitment in the real world.
Camille's work has been featured in magazines such as Bustle, YourTango, Elite Daily. She has also been on various radio interviews and facilitated workshops in Chicago.
In this interview we are talking about:
3:30 - The key reasons women don't attract men offline and what to do about it
4:30 - How Camille starts the process when helping clients to build more confidence
6:15 - How to recognize the stories that are no longer serving us
8:30 - How to address your feelings so you can embrace more self-love and confidence with your communications
10:30 - How to start recognizing your authentic self so you can become more you
15:28 - The differences in men and women and how women can capitalize on it with their secret weapon
18:28 - How to define your own femininity in a world of boss babes, girl bosses and modern moguls
22:00 - One key tip from Camille's HR days on how to be more powerful in any interaction as a man or woman
23:42 - Some tips for meeting men offline that you can put into action today.... number 3 made my ears perk up!
29:30 - Discover what guys really think about women who flirt in a feminine way
Get Camille's free gift "Dating App Detox: The Ultimate Guide To Getting a Date Without Going Online": www.masterofflinedating.com/modern
Other websites mentioned - https://dabble.co/
In this episode, we discussed how to Find Abundance with Ease with Mindset and Money Management expert Simone Craig. Simone has over 20 years in Financial Services,15 years studying the law of attraction and has a true heroine’s journey from public accounting auditor to singer-actor and then leveraging her tools to build a 6 figure business. She now teaches LOA and mindset as a speaker, workshop facilitator, and mentor for women entrepreneurs who want to create big abundance breakthroughs in a short amount of time.
Show title: Abundance with Ease
Simone’s website at www.simonecraig.com
Free Gift: http://simonecraig.com/challenge/
Perpetua Neo – London - Physiologist and coach to high-achieving women who have panic attracts anxiety and trauma from abuse. Perpetua experienced and overcame struggle and pain of abuse in her own life and now helps others to do the same. In this episode, she shares with listeners her story of being a spy, coaching at 19, and then becoming a psychologist. Perpetua also defines what a panic attack feels like and gives her best tips on how high achieving women can deal with anxiety that comes up in modern life. I fangirl over her mystical Instagram profile a little in the beginning, but we do get to some good stuff. =) Tune in!
Perpetua’s Website: http://www.perpetuaneo.com/
Free Gift: http://www.perpetuaneo.com/resources-download-form/
Resource mentioned: Spiceyourselfskinny.com
Kimberly Ramsawak, Pennsylvania - Do you want to become a Professional Jetsetter and get paid to travel the world while engaging in a career that leverages your expertise and delivers more JOY and fulfillment? Yes! Of course, you do.
So I had a chat with Kimberly about her journey through undergrad and grad school to becoming an expert in this space. We also talked about to leverage your experience to transition to a new career, and the process of reinvention while launching a new chapter of your life or business. We also get a special treat from the momtrepreneur life at the end of this recording. Tune in!
Show title: Become a Professional Jetsetter
Kimberly’s website: http://www.ProfessionalJetsetter.com
Free Gift: A guide on how to become a Jetsetter and get paid for it is at: www.professionaljetsetter.com/freebie
Johanna Reyes – New Orleans – Johanna is teaching us all about how to get out of our way and embrace our individual and authentic value in all things sales, goal-setting and following through to reach our peak potential.
Johanna drops some serious gems in this quick interview about emotional leverage and why high-achievers tend to struggle with achieving more of the things that bring them true fulfillment. (hint - It starts with stop trying to control things out of your control!)
Connect with Johana here for one on one coaching: meetme.so/rjrz
Eyenie Schultz – France - A Technicolor Priestess and Quantum leaping diva. She is teaching us how to use our style as a tool to quantum leap into the next level of our business, life and leadership. Not only is Eyenie’s journey from Denver Colorado to Aibi, France an interesting one. She and I could not stop laughing and cutting it up on all thing metaphysical, how to recognize when you are not living from a place of power and what to do about it every day to become more of who you were meant to be.
Eyenie’s website: Website: http://technicolorpriestess.com/
Free Gift: The 7-day Dress Like An ICON challenge!!!
Louise Campbell – London - A UX Consultant in the eCommerce space and UX Career Mentor for individuals transitioning from graphic design and related careers. Louise helps you figure out how to make the switch to a tech career and get paid for your expertise. Originally from London, Louise balances her time between various countries in the UK. We riff on female leadership, owning the value of your work through pricing, and more about how to break into a lucrative UX career. Her ideas have been featured in InVision, Huffington Post and UXMastery.
Louise’s Website: Upskillmastery.com
Free Gift: The pitch proposal that got me my 1st 5-figure user experience design contract. https://upskillmastery.leadpages.co/12k-design-contract/
Katya Sarmiento – Atlanta, GA - Empowers women leaders to use tech more thoughtfully to run and scale their businesses. She is an all-around Tech enthusiast that left the conventional path, by never really being on it. She is now leading her business, tribe and mission through her brand Reach and Make Millions. She is your Chief Technology Officer. She and I could literally talk for hours. Her work and knowledge has been widely featured. Visit her website to learn more.
Katya’s Website: http://www.reachandmakemillions.com/
Free Gift: http://www.reachandmakemillions.com/podcast
Grace Hong, Los Angeles - Consulting Entrepreneur and traveling nomad (at the time of this recording), Grace tells us about how she left her job as the GM/VP of a Software Company in NY, to follow a new path. She shares how her perspective shifted to allow her to start consulting and then traveling around the world while working. She also talks about her time in Thailand with Hackers Paradise and how she was able to secure clients to launch the next chapter of her career.
Show title: Reinvention Through Nomading
Grace’s website: http://www.gxhconsulting.com
Personal blog: www.sunnysideupworld.com
Jaimie Crooks, London - Founder and Expert Coach at www.DefinitelyDefinitely.com. Jaimie encourages us to live a life that is a definite YES! A native Londoner, Jaimie came to NY to work at a corporate giant as a Marketing Executive. Two years later, she decided it was time for her to follow a calling dearer to her heart. Back in her London flat, she tells us the difference between New York and London and how she is living and spreading her message of a Definitely Definitely life to all who desire to have more joy and fulfillment!
Jaimie’s website at www.definitelydefinitely.com
Free Gift: An extended session with her just for our community: https://coachjaimie.youcanbook.me/index.jsp