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On The Brink Podcast by Andi Simon

 

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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

253: Janine Firpo—It's Time To Help Women Invest For Sustainable Growth

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

Learn how to make money investing in the things you care about

All of the women in my new book,"Rethink: Smashing The Myths of Women in Business," inspire me. They are all strong, bold trailblazers who overcame endless hurdles, regardless of the industry they were in or the field they were pursuing. One of these women, Janine Firpo, is the guest of this podcast. I wanted you to hear her talk about her passion and her purpose. When you read her chapter in my book, you will learn how her personal story set the stage for what we discuss today. Janine 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!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders

250: Tatiana Tsoir—Some Of The Best Ideas For Women To Create A Successful Business

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

Women entrepreneurs: hear how to be the boss of your bottom line! 

This was a terrific podcast with a woman who will help you start and grow your own business, today. As a corporate anthropologist who helps organizations change, I thought Tatiana Tsoir’s approach would be refreshing for those of you who listen to On The Brink and for her listeners as well. We talk about the challenges that women face today, particularly starting and building a business. Many people, not just women, have ideas and want to be their own boss. Is this you?Listen to Tatiana address some of the mistakes you’re going to make before you make them.

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

249: Angela Henderson—How Can You Build A Great Business And A Wonderful Life?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 11, 2021 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to enjoy your business and your life!  

Our guest today is Angela Henderson, a wonderful woman from Australia who teaches us how to help women start and grow their businesses and themselves. She has a unique approach to help aspiring women entrepreneurs reach the peak of their performance. This is always a topic of great importance to us and to our listeners. How can you learn the skills and smarts to take you to greater success, from starting a business to sustaining its growth? And once you have that business going, how can you adapt it to these fast-changing times and remain profitable when all around you, things are no longer what they used to be? Angela tells us! Listen in.

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

245: Lisa McLeod—If You Want To Succeed, You Must Find Your Noble Purpose

Posted by Andrea Simon on Dec 7, 2020 6:00:00 AM

 Learn how to catapult growth by selling with noble purpose!

Lisa McLeod is a thought leader in the field of purpose-based, noble selling and the bestselling author of "Selling with Noble Purpose: How to Drive Revenue and Do Work That Makes You Proud." Lisa believes that sales is a noble profession and loves the opportunity to share her insights on how you, our listeners, can significantly benefit your bottom line by focusing on making a difference in the lives of your clients. Time to sell with noble purpose!

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

243: Lisa Linfield—Women, It Is Time To Get Your Money Madness Under Control

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

Hear how to change your mindset and start living your Best Life

Lisa Linfeld is a special woman leader with a passion to teach women about how to rethink their lives by changing their mindset. In today’s talk, she and I share with our On the Brink listeners how to “see, feel and think” in new ways by changing how you manage your mind. I first met Lisa when she interviewed me for her Working Women's Wealth podcast whose aim is to help women take control of their income, their wealth and their finances. Lisa thinks of this as a fight — a fight to get women the freedom they deserve. Our discussion is about how you can get “unstuck” from your mindset that is keeping you from living your “Best Life." Listen, learn, share.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs

241: Kelly Ruta—Unblock Your Upper Limits And Unlock Limitless Levels

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

Learn how to overcome your mental roadblocks to success 

This was quite an amazing podcast conversation with Kelly Ruta. I can tell you that she is just plain fantastic. A clinical psychotherapist for over two decades, she has now turned her professional training into programs to help women, in particular women entrepreneurs, unblock their limitations and unlock their minds to become the best they can be. Our own program, Rethink Your Journey with Andi Simon, is similar in many ways to what Kelly has created...different in our approaches. Listen and learn how you can collaborate with your mind, change your course, and find the purpose and promise you have been seeking.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs

240: Jessica Weldon—How To Get More Women More Venture Capital Funding

Posted by Andrea Simon on Nov 2, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to change the way people see each other! 

I have had the pleasure of working with Jessica Weldon at Washington University in St. Louis where she is Assistant Director of Programs at the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship. My husband Andy and I created the Simon Initiative for Entrepreneurship at the Skandalaris Center to help aspiring minority and women entrepreneurs take an idea and turn it into a successful innovation and a business that can thrive. Do you have a big idea that could maybe become the next blockbuster business? Don't miss this podcast!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs

232: Tracy Higginbotham—Now Is The Time For Women To Help Women Build Better Businesses

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 8, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to overcome challenges and hurdle over obstacles! 

Tracy Higginbotham is an amazing woman who is dedicated to inspiring women to excel in business, sports and life. She is the founder and president of Women TIES (Women Together Inspiring Entrepreneurial Success), which I fell in love with as I learned how hard Tracy and her members were all working to help women succeed. You will hear us discuss her own personal journey and her determination to overcome challenges that could have easily stopped her in her tracks. Instead, she hurdled over the obstacles and became an amazing leader, helping others thrive. I know you will be as inspired as I was. Please enjoy.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders

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