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285: Jennifer Brazer—How To Turn An Idea Into A Big Innovation?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 27, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Hear what can take your idea from good to great!

Listen in today to a woman who had a client searching for an unmet need and who then helped him open up a new market, literally Blue Ocean Strategy® in action. Jennifer Brazer, my podcast guest, has a new book out that you really should read because it's a “how-to” guide for building a great business, Blue Ocean-style. (It actually happened to be her own business.) She explains how she went from a cubicle to a multi-million dollar bookkeeping service on the cloud, serving accounting firms across the country. And it all started when a client asked her how to manage the bookkeeping for his companies at an affordable price. 

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Topics: Blue Ocean Strategy, women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders, rethinking women in business

284: Gina Paoloni—Is Your Clever Business Idea Ready To Become An Innovation?

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

Hear how to grow your big idea into a big success 

Please meet Gina Paoloni. Gina found me through her search for speakers for her upcoming virtual summit, “The Untethered Entrepreneur.” She herself is an exciting entrepreneur who is building her business to help others grow theirs. Entrepreneurs, as you know, have an amazing way of seeing what is possible and then making it happen. Is that you? Do you have a clever idea to solve a problem in a new way? As Gina describes herself, she is often the lifeguard at the side of the pool watching her clients thrashing around trying to find a way out of a conundrum — and splashing each other at the same time. Over time, she has found an approach to help them, and you, reframe the problem and see solutions that might have been there all along. Do listen in!

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

275: Carol Poore—Impactful Strategies Come In Three Parts. Ready To Try Yours?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 19, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to craft a strategy that delivers the results you want

Remember, my job is to help you get off the brink. How do I do that? By helping you see, feel and think in new ways. As a corporate anthropologist, I go looking for people who can help you do just that: see in new ways the things you may have done the same old way for a long time. Carol Poore is one of those people. We met through our publisher, Greenleaf Book Group, and I learned that she has a new book coming out on business strategy. Since I’m a Blue Ocean Strategist, I was particularly interested in understanding her perspective and how it could add new meaning to the way we at SAMC approach strategy, and how you do too. How do you approach your strategy, both your personal one and your business one? It’s important to understand that in order to get to your destination, whatever your goal might be. Do take a listen!

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Topics: Blue Ocean Strategy, business strategy, women in business, women entrepreneurs, rethinking women in business

274: Laura Kriska—What If Co-Workers Could Learn To Embrace Their Differences Instead Of Shunning Them?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 12, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to get diverse employees to value their differences

It was a great pleasure to interview Laura Kriska for our podcast, On the Brink. Laura is an internationally recognizedexpert in cross-cultural relations. She and I have a lot in common. As a corporate anthropologist, I too often work with organizations where the old culture and the new are in conflict, where Boomers and Millennials speak different dialects of English and have distinctly different habits, beliefs and ways of doing things. Add in the business environment around them, and today's companies have too little knowledge about how to “see, feel and think” in new ways and most importantly, how to use those differences to build better companies. Laura's wisdom is so needed right now — I know you will learn so much from her!

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

272: Mari Ryan—Time For A Big Strategy For Your Company's Well-Being

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 28, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Learn why employee well-being is key to a company's success 

Mari Ryan and I met by chance through Peter Winick’s Thought Leadership roundtables and became immediate colleagues and virtual friends. She brings to you her inspiring passion for helping organizations and the folks in them become healthier. This is so important, today and really always. What Mari has developed is a strategic approach to help people not just wish to build healthier lives and better organizations, but to actually achieve remarkable results. We all need more well-being in our lives and workplaces. Enjoy.

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

271: Carrie Peele—Breakthrough Funding to Help Women Grow Their Business

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 21, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to turn your great idea into a successful business!

This was a terrific podcast conversation with Carrie Peele. Her life’s journey has been one of twists and turns, testing her smarts and her ingenuity. A serial business owner, she started a luxury transportation company on three credit cards in 1989 and built the largest woman-owned car service in the Carolinas. She sold the company in 2014 and started The File Depot, a document storage, scanning and shredding company. As a successful businesswoman, her story is amazing. But what Carrie learned was how to help other women take ideas and turn them into successful businesses. Tune in, learn and share!

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

265: Cass McCrory—You Have A Great Personal Brand To Live Right Now

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 3, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to use social media to create a winning personal brand!

Cass McCrory and I had one of those long, luscious conversations about what matters to each of us, and both of us, which is helping women become the best that they can be. Cass's podcast, Real Women in Business, is focused on connecting women with the inspiring stories of other women who, like them, are building great lives in business. Yet what she has found is that many of these women are unhappy. In research we did for our new program, Rethink Your Journey With Andi Simon, we found the same: 66% of the women surveyed were dissatisfied with their lives but not sure how to change them. From Cass's perspective, the process is not that complicated. Listen in to hear her thoughts about how you can positively change the direction of your life!

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

264: Mia Hewett—Isn't it Time to Ditch Your Negative Thoughts and "Soar?"

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 26, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to cast off your baggage and live your dreams!

This was an interesting interview with Mia Hewett. Every interview is interesting. But some of them take us in places that are unexpected. Mia’s was particularly unexpected. She has a new book out called "Meant For More: Stop Secretly Struggling and Become a Force to Be Reckoned With." It’s an incredible story of a woman’s journey of discovery and awakening. Mia is very concerned about helping people, women in particular, create their own reality...really looking in the mirror and seeing who they are. Not listening to old stories or destructive myths. Reminds me of my book, "Rethink: Smashing The Myths of Women in Business." Don't wait, take a listen!

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

262: Babette Ballinger—How Does A Woman Tackle The Fashion Industry? Head On

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 12, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Hear how one woman made her mark in an industry of men.

Babette Ballinger holds a special place in our hearts, and in my new book, "Rethink: Smashing the Myths of Women in Business.As a fashion designer and owner of her own apparel sales firm, Babette had to constantly re-invent herself, learn how to run a business, and deal with the challenges of sustaining successful partnerships with men. Working with almost every major retailer in the country as well as many smaller ones, she quickly developed the ability to compromise and navigate complicated and diverse rules and regulations. When I think of trailblazing women who opened the door for so many others, I think of Babette. Listen in!

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

261: Edie Fraser—How to Create a More Equitable World for Women in Business, Together?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 5, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Hear how women leaders are finally coming into their own

There are times when very special people come into our lives. If you believe in serendipity, as I do, you realize that they are here for a purpose. We often are not sure what that purpose is, but there is something almost magical in meeting them, working with them, and just having them enter your orbit. Edie did a lovely review of my new book, Rethink: Smashing the Myths of Women in Business, and from there our friendship grew. Now, Women Business Collaborative is working with Rethink and Catalyzing the Future to host a global virtual summit on May 13, 2021 called Catalyzing the Future: Rethinking Women’s Leadership in Business. You can register here.

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

Janine Firpo—Yes, You Can Make Money Investing In What You Believe In

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 30, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Hear how where you invest your money really matters

Not only do all of the women in my new book,"Rethink: Smashing The Myths of Women in Business," inspire me, but I'm finding that Women's History Month is the perfect time to celebrate them and really call attention to what they're accomplished. That's why I'm re-posting my podcast interviews with them throughout this month of March. One of these special women, Janine Firpo, is on a personal mission to empower others, particularly women, to understand how to manage their money, invest in what they care about, and make substantial returns on their purpose-driven investment decisions. All of us really need to hear this interview. Enjoy.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders

Jamie Candee—Proving That Women Can Lead Businesses To Success

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 23, 2021 6:00:00 AM


Can women can be great leaders? You better believe it.

Ever wonder how some business leaders can take a company forward, build its bottom line, and engage its employees and customers in such a way that everyone does better? Meet Jamie Candee. I interviewed Jamie for this podcast back in 2018 and it was such a terrific conversation that I'm reposting it for Women's History Month. Jamie is one of the amazing women whose stories I share in my new book, "Rethink: Smashing the Myths of Women in Business," which you can buy here. Listen in as she describes how she smashed myths and broke through glass ceilings to lead several companies to success after success as a woman CEO. You can as well!

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

Sam Radocchia—Smashing The Myth That Women Don't Belong In IT

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 18, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Hear how the future is coming at us, fast

Sometimes you meet someone whose smarts, business sense and just plain moxie blows you away. For me that would be Samantha Radocchia (Sam Rad) whose story I proudly share in my new book, "Rethink: Smashing the Myths of Women in Business," which you can buy here and whose podcast I am reposting here as part of my month-long celebration of Women's History Month. Women are not encouraged to enter STEM, but not only did Sam not listen to that myth, she smashed it. Defying any one definition, she is an entrepreneur, a business owner, a speaker, an author, a futurist, a technologist and (like me) an anthropologist. Her story will inspire you.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, business innovation, blockchain, future trends, women leaders, rethinking women in business

Lisen Stromberg: "Work PAUSE Thrive"

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 17, 2021 6:00:00 AM

 


Hear how to pause your career and still thrive

This was such a great interview with Lisen Stromberg that I'm reposting it for Women's History Month. Before our original conversation, I read her book for a second time“Work PAUSE Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood without Killing Your Career," and I know why it has become such a bestseller. It is great! She focuses on many of the same themes as in my new book, "Rethink: Smashing the Myths of Women in Business," which you can buy here. It never ceases to amaze me how so much more is expected of working women. How can we excel at our jobs, leave to have a family and then return to the workplace and not fall behind? Listen as Lisen tells us.

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

258: Kim Spencer—Isn't It Time To Become The Princess You Always Wanted To Be?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 15, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Hear how you, yes you, can live a life that's more fulfilling

Kim Spencerwhat an amazing women. I was so delighted to be on Kim’s podcast, The Princess and the B, that I wanted to share her enthusiasm with all of our listeners. During this podcast, we dig into why women seem to have a hard time seeing the “princess” in themselves. Kim, as you will hear, has been obsessed with women who somehow smashed the myths holding them back and managed to soar. (Sounds like a chapter in my new book "Rethink: Smashing The Myths of Women in Business" ) Now Kim is ready to help women overcome those self-imposed limitations and climb to the top. Are you ready to live your best, most fulfilling life? Listen in!

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

Kim Shepherd: Finding The "Holes in the Cheese" To Build A Successful Business

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 12, 2021 6:00:00 AM

 


Learn how to see unmet needs and then fill them! 

To celebrate Women's History Month, I'm going back and choosing podcasts to republish which feature women who have smashed myths and refused to be held back from what they knew they could achieve. They pushed forward to be the best that they could be, and so can you. Kim Shepherd "saw" an unmet need and built her company into a highly innovative recruiting service that transformed how businesses recruit new hires. By looking for the "holes in the cheese," she rethought the entire way recruiting is done. Rethinking women's roles in business is the focus of my new book, "Rethink: Smashing the Myths of Women in Business," which you can buy here.

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

Lisa McLeod—If You Want To Succeed, You Need To Find Your Noble Purpose

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 8, 2021 12:51:40 PM

 Learn how to find meaning by selling with noble purpose!

March is Women's History Month and to honor and celebrate the incredible things women are doing when they refuse to be held back, I'm re-posting this podcast interview with Lisa McLeod, a thought leader in purpose-based, noble selling and the bestselling author of "Selling with Noble Purpose: How to Drive Revenue and Do Work That Makes You Proud." Brave, barrier-busting women like Lisa are the focus of my new book, "Rethink: Smashing the Myths of Women in Business," which tells their stories and which you can buy here.

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Topics: business growth strategies, women in business, women entrepreneurs

257: Emma Mills-Sheffield—Can Listening Help You Solve Your Life's Problems?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 8, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Learn how empowering your employees catalyzes your business

In October of last year I was interviewed by Emma Mills-Sheffield for her blog. We spoke about the challenges that businesses face when they stop growing, which is the subject of my first book, "On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights," that shares seven case studies of clients who had gotten stuck or stalled. We discussed how Emma approaches business operations in a way that she can help companies scale and sustain their growth. As we spoke, I realized that we can always learn new things in new ways. And you will as well. Listen in!

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

256: Roshni Pandey—To Find Your Happiness, Assemble The Kind Of Life You Want

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 1, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to turn your big idea into a true innovation! 

With the launch of my new book, Rethink: Smashing the Myths of Women in Business,” I have had the pleasure of meeting many amazing women who are helping other women become the best that they can be. Roshni Pandey and I met through the Women’s Business Collaborative. She is a very successful business woman who is now finding all types of ways to help other women. During our podcast you will hear us talk about how you too can take your ideas and turn them into great innovations, and along the way, transform women and their lives. Do listen in!

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

255: Nadia Bilchik—How To Master Communication In A Virtual World

Posted by Andrea Simon on Feb 22, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to confidently and competently connect online! 

We often meet people who just transform us. Nadia Bilchik is one of those women. I totally enjoyed this podcast. A former CNN anchor and host, she had to suddenly pivot and create a new Nadia when the pandemic hit. What she’s learning is that she, like so many of us, have had to re-create a part or all of our careers, even our personal lives, as a result of this crisis. Nadia reminds us that a key part of moving forward is clear communication...with our business associates, our friends, our family, and she shares important strategies for doing this. Listen in!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders

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