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184:  Ivy Gordon—Providing A Powerful Voice To The Sexually Abused

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 12, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear about the long-awaited healing power of telling your story

I met Ivy Gordon through my work as a speaker with Vistage International. But today’s podcast with her is less about her acumen as a business innovator or coach. Rather, she is on a mission to enable women to tell their stories about rape and abuse through her website, Unspoken Story. While she is a successful innovator and business leader, what she talks about here is the need to provide a voice for women who have been raped or assaulted—as she herself was, almost 50 years ago. It is this need to tell their story that is essential to free women from the chains that stay with them all through their lives. I was incredibly moved...you will be too. Please do listen in.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders

182:  Lisa Caputo—Smashing The Myths Of What Women Can Accomplish

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 5, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how women can build better businesses that thrive!  

I was hunting around for leading women in the financial services sector as I was writing my book about exceptional women smashing the myths of what women can and cannot do. Lisa Caputo’s name came up and having been an ex-Citibanker for many years, I was interested in what she had done there for women. Lisa's entire career has been amazing, and as a powerful role model, her story should be told. I wanted to share her story with others, both men and women, to celebrate how women can build better, together. In our podcast, she talks about her own personal growth and those who helped her on her journey. Listen in; I know you'll learn so much.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders

172: Gina Rubel—Do People Really See You The Way You Think They Do?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 30, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to create positive messaging about your company!

In today’s podcast, I speak with attorney and PR expert Gina Rubel about how she successfully bridges these two arenas, law and public relations, and helps her clients do so as well. As the founder and CEO of Furia Rubel Communications, she helps lawyers craft better professional images and manage them effectively. As her website explains, "Gina didn’t discover legal communications and marketing — she just repositioned it for a new century." I urge to listen carefully to our conversation because this is relevant to you, regardless of your profession. Enjoy.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, business innovation

170: Alicia Robb—Move Over, Men...Women Are Starting Businesses And Doing Exceptionally Well

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 23, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how women-owned businesses are kicking it!

Today’s podcast is all about a topic that we here at SAMC are working on ourselves: how to help women create and grow their businesses. My conversation with Alicia Robb was wonderful. Alicia spent 12 years as a senior fellow (remotely) at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City studying entrepreneurship and women entrepreneurs. You can read some of her Google Scholars articles here. Of particular interest to me, and perhaps to you as well, is her work on minority-owned business performance and the impact of gender differences on business results. So can women start and run hugely successful businesses? You bet. Listen in, learn and pass it on.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, business innovation

169: Elisa Spain—How To Create A Post-Career Life With Meaning

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 20, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to re-think your life looking forward!

I have known Elisa Spain for a long time. Having presented to a number of her Vistage groups, I'm deeply familiar with her particularly effective approach to helping people and their organizations change. As she has watched her members craft the next stages in their careers—selling their businesses, retiring from leadership positions, coping with transitions—she has changed too, shifting her focus to help them see their lives through a fresh lens. Her approach, grounded in successful executive coaching, leadership development and even from her own life experiences, has worked exceptionally well. Can others benefit from her insights? Definitely! In this podcast, you'll hear more about her approach, how it works, and how it might work for you.

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Topics: Vistage Speaker, women in business, women entrepreneurs

168: Amanda Zuckerman—How To Turn A Big Idea Into A Huge Blue Ocean Success!

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 16, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how if you can dream it, you can do it!

We met Amanda Zuckerman when she spoke at the HER Summit (Helping Entrepreneurs Rise) at Washington University this past October. Amanda is a Wash U alumna who saw an unmet need and turned it into a great business, dormify.com, that has opened an entirely new market space—very Blue Ocean style. Named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2018, Amanda is a perfect example of how you, yes you, can come up with a new way to fulfill an unmet need, turn that idea into a company, and watch it take off. Want to learn how she did it? Listen in, she tells us! Enjoy.

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

167: Allison Maslan—Scale or Fail: Hiring the Right Folks for the Right Fit

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 13, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to make your impossible possible!

How do you hire and retain the right staff? How do you scale or fail? If you feel like we bring you lots of folks who can help you get "Off the Brink," you are right. Today’s interviewee, Allison Maslan, wants to help you scale your business for growth—which, as she tells us, it is not for the faint of heart. Allison was referred to me by a dear friend who is trying to scale her own business for growth and needed a hand. Unfortunately, all too often businesses fail because they don’t know how to go from small to bigger, fast enough to thrive. Allison tells us how. Listen and learn!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs

166: Brit Arthur—Changing An Entire Industry, One Swimsuit At A Time

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 9, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how this entrepreneur brilliantly capitalized on unmet needs!

Brit Arthur is one of those creative women who sees a problem and just wants to solve it. Who says women aren’t as ingenious as men? They haven’t met Brit. Back when she was in school at Pratt Institute studying fashionwear, she saw a problem. She hated the way bathing suits were made and how they fit women’s bodies. Designers were making things that all looked the same. Fabrics and fit were compromised to keep costs down. What do you do when you're a talented, young, inspired visionary? You do better, much better! Wait til you hear Brit's phenomenal story.

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

161: Susan Steinbrecher—Discover The Secret To Successful Relationships!

Posted by Andrea Simon on Nov 18, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to navigate tough conversations with emotional resilience

Susan Steinbrecher has developed an approach that you should know more about. Focused on helping people better understand how to talk to each other, develop stronger relationships and overcome their differences, Susan is an expert in helping businesses and other organizations build strong teams. Her new book, "Meaningful Allignment: Mastering Emotionally Intelligent Interactions at Work and in Life,"  teaches us how to do this too. In fact, it's a novel about a man whose work life and home life are in tatters. By using Susan’s methods, he discovers a different way to deal with people, and turns around himself and his life. In our podcast, you'll learn how to build emotional resilience and navigate tough conversations with confidence and compassion!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, emotional intelligence

157: Jodi Daniels—How Private Is Your Private Information, Really?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Oct 21, 2019 6:00:00 AM
 

Learn why data privacy is a human right you deserve!

Do you ever worry about what personal information you are giving to a website you are buying something from? How is it using that data? What did Cambridge Analytica do with your personal Facebook data to harvest your information and use it for political campaign purposes in 2016? Did it matter to you? Should it? That was even more alarming, and more dangerous, than hackers breaking into Target’s data base and stealing credit card information. Boy, the times, they are a’ changing. Are you? My guest today is Jodi Daniels, a privacy laws guru who can help us sort all of this out and show us how to be safer. I guarantee, you don't want to miss this!

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Topics: busines model innovation, data as storytelling, women in business, women entrepreneurs

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