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315: Linda Vettrus-Nichols—Challenged? Stuck? What If You Are In Control Of Yourself?

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 16, 2022 10:18:05 AM

Learn how to become the person you really want to be

I met Linda Vettrus-Nichols through her lovely husband Terry Earthwind Nichols, with whom I've done two podcasts. Here is our most recent one. Linda brings you a different perspective on how you can take control of your life and become the person you have always wanted to be. She talks about her own journey and how she got to where she is now, as a coach, as a person really into thought leadership, and as someone who inspires people to do what they might otherwise not have done (like write a book in 30 days). Linda's a really special person to hear from. Listen in!

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Topics: women entrepreneurs, emotional intelligence, women leaders

314: George Swisher—What Can AI Do To Help Your Company Change?

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 9, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how your organization should embrace change to grow  

George Swisher is a former marketing entrepreneur and management consultant. He has a 15-year track record of improving company performance and shifting cultures to effective change management. He currently is co-founder and CEO of www.changeforce.ai, a software platform that helps leaders manage organizational change more precisely by analyzing the sentiment of company conversations in real time. A really interesting platform. Remember, I'm a corporate anthropologist who, like George, helps companies change, so I loved this interview. So will you.

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Topics: Culture Change, business change, business leadership

313: Melissa Copeland—Customers Want Great Experiences. How Can You Deliver Extraordinary Ones?

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 2, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear why a great customer experience means everything

I am always excited to share a great woman’s story with you, our audience. Melissa Copeland is a great woman to know. She had a wonderful career, as so many women have had, only to discover that flying all over the world was not great for her family, or even herself. She pivoted and launched Blue Orbit Consulting, which allowed her to refocus her attention on clients closer to home and on projects dear to her heart—like improving customer interactions for her customers. Our conversations roam all around the challenges she, and I, see among our clients as their customers are changing, service expectations have dramatically shifted (where fast means right now), and staffing has become an uphill climb, to say the least. What to do? Call Melissa, who brings her expertise in organizational transitions and interpersonal growth and development to the task at hand. Clients love her approach, and I think you will as well. Enjoy. 

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Topics: Culture Change, Corporate Culture, women in business, business culture, culture change expert, rethinking women in business

312: Amy Gardner—How Can A Great Law Firm Build Better Teams?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 25, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how when teams work together, everybody succeeds

You may have not paid much attention to the cultures inside law firms. Law firms are really no different than other firms. Some have strong cultures that seem to work smoothly. Others need a hand. One hand they often reach for is Amy Gardner, our interviewee in today's podcast. Amy is charming. A smart woman who has worked in law firms and now with them to help them reimagine their organizations and create teams that work better together than alone. In our conversation, you will hear ideas that are as relevant to your company or non-profit as they are to Amy’s clients. As we all try to navigate our new work culture, her story is well worth a listen.  

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Topics: women in business, rethinking women in business

311: Gillian Tett—Why Can A Little Anthropology Help You And Your Business Grow?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 18, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how anthropology can send your business zooming to the top

I love to read the Financial Times. It provides a very different perspective of the world from our US papers. As I was browsing recently, I came upon a story about Gillian Tett, FT's US Managing Editor, and her new book, Anthro-Vision. Curious as I am, my question was, What is a journalist doing writing a book about anthropology, and promoting AI (Anthropology Intelligence)? My joyful discovery was that Gillian is an anthropologist who became a journalist, a bit by chance and then by design. Her book is about the power of observation. Whether in Tajikistan as an aspiring anthropologist studying marriage rituals or reporting on a major conference before the financial crisis of 2008, she mastered the art of listening to the stories being told, the resistance to change that people demonstrate, and the wisdom an anthropologist can offer—if only others are willing to listen. As a fellow anthropologist, I am fascinated and I know you will be too. Enjoy.

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Topics: Business Anthropology, Corporate Anthropology, women in business, anthropology, rethinking women in business

310: Riley Jarvis—Finding Sleep Making You Sleepless? Learn How To Enjoy Sleep Again

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 11, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how sleep affects every aspect of your work and your life

I had the pleasure of meeting Riley Jarvis and learning all about his sleep program. Sleep doesn’t come easily to me—or to lots of people. And staying asleep is often a challenge. Riley struggled with his own health and well-being, then discovered that sleep was the answer to his health issues. As you listen to his story, you are going to want to know more. Definitely listen in enjoy!

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Topics: mental health, self-care

309: Kim Graham Lee—How To Build A Culture Where Men And Women Truly Support Each Other

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 4, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to build a culture that values men and women 

There are times when you are fortunate to meet exceptional women. Kim Graham Lee is one wonderful woman who is moving in a very important direction — how to build allyship for men and women. Kim is the CEO of Integrating Women Leaders (IWL) which is joining with Women Business Collaborative, of which I am a member, to conduct the first nationally-focused study to measure the practice of allyship with women in corporate America today. The primary focus of IWL's 2022 benchmark study is to take stock of where we are in building better cultures where men and women can support each other. This is truly groundbreaking...please plan to listen.

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Topics: women in business, business culture, culture change expert, women leaders, rethinking women in business

308: Sumit Gupta—How Can You Change The Lies And Tall Tales Handcuffing You Today?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 28, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to discover what really matters to you

At times, my podcast, On the Brink with Andi Simon, brings me guests whom I would never have had the opportunity to meet otherwise. Sumit Gupta is one such person. As you listen to his story, you too are going to say, “Wow.” What an interesting journey he has had. How has he been able to succeed, rethink himself and his career, focus on new directions, and succeed again? What does success mean, anyhow? He answers these and many more questions. Listen in!

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Topics: finding happiness, well-being, self-care

307: Rebecca Morrison—Women, Are You Ready To Find Your Happiness? Is It All Around You?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 21, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to find your own true happiness

Each podcast is a story for our guest to share with you, our audience, so you can “see, feel and think” in new ways. Today’s podcast is with Rebecca “Becky” Morrison. She shares with you a recurring theme which we have found with many of our own clients: success is not what it is meant to be. Happiness, that thing we all aspire to achieve, is somewhere beyond the job, the career, and even the home life you have built for yourself and your family. But where is happiness? And how do you find it? Becky has great answers, which I know will speak to you.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, finding happiness

306: Terry Earthwind Nichols—Energized To Expand Your Horizons And Search For The Future Of You?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 14, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to create an environment where people love to work!

I always enjoy talking with Terry Nichols (H.E. Amb. Terry Earthwind Nichols). We had a great conversation during our first podcast in January of last year. Today we discuss how Terry’s life story has taken him in many directions, leading him to a splendid place where he is helping people find their own way. After learning that he is a Native American, he began to see his own life through a fresh lens. In the U.S. Navy, he experienced a range of tests and challenges which led him to become an innovator and visionary. Now as a Visionary Strategist, Terry works with those seeking to change the way they and their businesses achieve success. Listen in and learn!

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Topics: business change, business leadership

305: Laura Rotter—Do You Want To Build Your Wealth Or Enjoy Financial Well-Being?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 7, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how you can build wealth AND a happy life 

Laura Rotter and I met through the Business Council of Westchester, a wonderful organization that brings together great people, men and women. Laura is the founder of True Abundance Advisors, a financial life planning and wealth management firm. As she tells you her life journey, her story will resonate with you. She is a great woman to interview and share her journey with our listeners. I know you will gain knowledge about yourself, your business, and what makes you truly happy. Are you living to work or working to live?

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders, rethinking women in business

304: Laurie Hirsch Schulz—How Can Small Businesses Build Great Big Companies With The Right Support?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Feb 28, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to navigate change so you can grow and thrive

Laurie Hirsch Schulz did something quite awesome: she left corporate life to pursue her calling as a coach and a champion for small businesses, particularly for women solopreneurs. She had a great job, only to discover that she had had enough. Sounds like a recurring theme among many of our podcast guests. They are talented women ready to steer their power and their energy in new directions. Laurie's creative genius is in seeing unmet needs in her markets and finding innovative ways to solve them—rather Blue Ocean style. So much to learn from her! Enjoy.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders, rethinking women in business

303: Kathy D'Agostino—Can A Great Performance Coach Build Your Team And You?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Feb 21, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to grow your business through your employees

What is a great performance coach? Meet Kathy D’Agostino. Kathy and I met through the Business Council of Westchester where I was giving a talk about my book, Rethink: Smashing The Myths of Women in Business. Like so many women, Kathy had a great corporate job until it wasn’t such a great corporate job. Her passion was in coaching people. As she earned her professional certifications, Kathy realized that she had, indeed, found her calling. Her particular focus is helping leaders improve their employees' performance. Listen in, learn and share. Enjoy!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders, rethinking women in business

302: Meg Nocero—Can You Feel Joy As You Rethink Your Life?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Feb 14, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to rethink your life's journey and find your purpose

Meg Nocero has several books that reflect her own journey from grief to a meaningful life. Her latest book, Butterfly Awakens: A Memoir of Transformation Through Grief, takes you through her story which could easily be your own. How many of you are doing a job you thought was your purpose in life, only to realize that you are bored, frustrated, unfulfilled, and searching for something more meaningful? What do you do, deal with it or reach for another pathway? In our conversation today, Meg shares her own discovery about how she could do something that mattered more to her. She needed a crisis in her life, the loss of her mother, to be that catalytic moment propelling her forward. Maybe you are going through something similar? Have a listen.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders, rethinking women in business

301: Jessica Yarborough—You Can Design Your Work Around The Life You Want To Have

Posted by Andrea Simon on Feb 7, 2022 3:55:53 PM

Learn how you can reach or exceed your income goals!

Jessica Yarborough brings to you, our listeners, her highly successful approach to helping consultants and businesses significantly accelerate their growth. Her process is an interesting one. In today's podcast, we talk about the challenges people face who have created courses or are selling low-end programs who are not reaching their income goals. Listen in and let’s think about how to help you build your sales, create long-term clients, and hit your income goals.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders, rethinking women in business

300: Anne Greven—How Can We Support Innovative Entrepreneurs In Agriculture?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 31, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear about amazing innovations in our food supply!

You are going to love learning from Anne Greven. Anne is the Global Head of Food and Agribusiness Innovation and the FoodBytes! Platform at Rabobank. Our shared interests are all around change, specifically, how to create a new way to produce food at a time when agriculture is facing escalating crises in soil, water and the environment. In today’s podcast, you will listen to this amazing woman talk about her own personal journey and what she has learned as she moved up in the banking world. You just might leave feeling a little better about our planet, too.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders, rethinking women in business

299: Linda Coughlin—Want to Change Your Organization? Focus on Building Trust

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 24, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to overcome the difficulties that block change

In our podcast today, Linda Coughlin and I get deep into a conversation about the challenges of working with organizations that need to change. You are going to love this interview. Lin is an expert on how to help companies rethink their processes and develop new ways to bring together new teams, engage different generations and successfully build new cultures, often from the merger of different organizations. As you'll hear, she and I are on the same page. Enjoy.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders, rethinking women in business

298: Brian Gladden—Can You Be A Value Innovator Inspiring New Markets

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 17, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how Blue Ocean Strategy helps you own your market!

In this podcast, Brian Gladden and I go digging into the whys and hows of creating Blue Ocean Strategies®. Brian is a trained Blue Ocean Strategist who helps businesses find unmet customer needs and create uncontested market space by using the tools and methods of Blue Ocean thinking. After conducting 500 workshops and dozens of client engagements, I know the thinking of a Blue Ocean Strategist quite well, and Brian is certainly one of us. He just loves the methodology and objectives behind BOS, as do I. It really works! To learn how to do it, listen in. 

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Topics: Blue Ocean Strategy, Blue Ocean Strategy Expert

297: Maggie Karshner—Ready To Start And Grow An Amazing Business? Maybe You Need A Coach!

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 10, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to launch your own business, successfully

In this podcast you are going to meet Maggie Karshner. She loves to work with people who want to set themselves up in a new business or grow the one they currently have. She and I talk about how to help solo-preneurs take their ideas and become coaches, consultants, therapists, chefs, specialists helping kids get into college, branding experts...you name it and Maggie has done it. During our podcast, we want to help you see what is possible and make it happen. Listen in!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, rethinking women in business

296: Vikrant Shaurya—Ready To Write Your Best-Selling Book? We Are Here to Help!

Posted by Andrea Simon on Dec 20, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to publish your very own book! 

Are you interested in learning how to write your first book, or maybe your second or third? Listen in today to hear what Vikrant Shaurya, founder of BestsellingBook.com, will teach us about how to write a bestseller. Enjoy the journey with him. You will hear all about my favorite topics: story creating and storytelling. As humans, we all have this wonderful and unique ability to create meaning through our stories, which we then turn into amazing realities that we share and also live. Why not tell your story? Send it along to us and let’s hear it. We'll put it in our podcast, too.

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Topics: business strategy

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