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127: Jennifer Dawn—Finding Your Way In Business and Life

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 1, 2019 6:00:00 AM

  Jennifer Dawn helps you find your calling and your purpose!

We present Jennifer Dawn to you because of how her clients brag about her: “Jennifer helped me to rock out my first Tame Your Mind Event with stellar results. She guided me through the process of creating a rock-solid marketing plan, tapping into my local media, and meeting my sales goals each week which produced a SOLD OUT event...the experience was PHENOMENAL!” Perhaps she has some magic we want to share with our listeners too. Listen and hear the joy! 

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, business model innovation

126: Lihi Segal—Get Healthy And Avoid Disease With Personalized Nutrition

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 25, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 Lihi Segal explains how microbiomes are the key to health!

I first heard about heard Lihi Segal in a TED Talk about how our diets are unique to our bodies. It was so interesting. It's not about how much we eat, it's the precise mix of foods we consume. I reached out to Lihi and DayTwo, her research company that's developing this new approach, to see if they would share with us their research findings and what it might mean for each of us. The implications of this new understanding of nutrition are enormous. What if we all could be healthier and avoid disease if we better understood what's good and bad for our individual bodies? This is big. Listen in, learn and share this conversation! It could change your life.

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Topics: women entrepreneurs, technological innovation, healthcare innovation

121: Jill Johnson—Small Business Guru and Business Plan Expert

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 12, 2019 12:00:00 PM

 Jill Johnson is helping women of color entrepreneurs succeed!

Today, in 2019, 40% of the businesses in the U.S. are owned by women. In this podcast, Jill Johnson and I discuss the challenges faced by women of color in starting a business, finding the capital to underwrite its growth, and developing the business acumen to successfully take their ideas and turn them into brilliant innovations. It is never easy. Listen in and learn how Jill did it!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs

120: Michelle Turman—Positive Changes Needed To Keep Your Business Growing

Posted by Andrea Simon on Feb 19, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Michelle Turman talks about innovative change to maintain your growth!

Are you thinking about starting your own business? Maybe you're looking around the one you're in and want to run yours with better organizational skills? Are you “On the Brink” of launching a new venture that is truly a reflection of your passions? Whatever your situation, perhaps it is time to meet and learn from Michelle Turman: author, woman entrepreneur, business owner, consultant, change strategist. Michelle is a really special lady and I heartily invite you to listen in!

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Topics: Culture Change, business change management, women entrepreneurs

116: Maureen Berkner Boyt—Diversity and Inclusion: Let’s Go Beyond Hoping and Make Inclusion Really Happen

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 28, 2019 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Maureen Berkner Boyt explains how diversity and inclusion are very good for business!  

Many years ago, the founder of The Moxie Exchange, Maureen (Mo) Berkner Boyt, walked out of yet another leadership meeting where she was the only woman present and thought, “Something has got to change.” So she changed it. Since then, her company Moxie has grown into a thriving community of corporations committed to building inclusive workplaces, as well as women committed to leadership development and professional growth. Its mission? To disrupt unconscious bias and create inclusive and diverse workplaces where talent can thrive. Listen!

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Topics: Culture Change, Corporate Culture, women in business, women entrepreneurs, business culture

115: Elaine Sutton—Applying The Power Of Project Management To At-Risk Youth

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

 Listen now as Elaine Sutton shares how she helps young people manage their lives like a project!  

Elaine Sutton and I met at the HER Summit (Helping Entrepreneurs Rise), the inaugural event of The Simon Initiative, held at the Skandalaris Center at Washington University in St. Louis. What I love about Elaine is her entrepreneurial spirit. (You know we love entrepreneurs!) Using her experiences and expertise to help young people grow into successful adults, she focuses on the power of Project Management because she sees how young people need a process to manage their lives as if it was a project. A great person making a real difference. Take a listen! 

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, women entrepreneurs

111: Irina Baranov—Creating Your "Life By Design"

Posted by Andrea Simon on Dec 10, 2018 6:00:00 AM

  Listen now as Irina Baranov teaches us how to change our lives for the better!  

What if you could create your “Life by Design” (not by default). In this podcast, I have the pleasure of speaking with Irina Baranov about just that idea. In fact, how to actually do it! You might be asking, "Really? Can I pause, step back and think about what I want my life to be, not just wander along, letting the path I am on take me on its way?" Why is it important to design our lives, and who typically does this? Listen in to learn a fresh approach to you and your life.

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Topics: Igniting Change, business change, women entrepreneurs

106: Sam Radocchia—Ready To Trust Blockchain With Everything From Your Food To Your Taxes?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Nov 8, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Listen now as Sam Radocchia talks about the great things blockchain is capable of! 

Sam (Samantha) Radocchia and I are both big fans of the new technologies that are emerging, particularly blockchain, the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence. In our podcast, we dig deeply into how these influential innovations are taking hold far more quickly than observers had anticipated. Why? Because individually and combined, they are major transformations of how we do things today. Feeling left behind? No need! Listen in and you'll quickly be in the loop.

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Topics: women entrepreneurs, business innovation, blockchain

096: Gail Zugerman—Some Things Are Right Before You, Crammed Full of Possibilities

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 10, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Listen now as Gail Zugerman talks about growing older with gusto!

Like several of our podcasts, my interview with Gail Zugerman is with a woman who has reinvented herself several times as she has pursued her passions and her purpose. In our conversation, Gail and I talk about three things of great importance to us and to many of our listeners: 

  1. How can baby boomers rewire themselves to feel relevant?
  2. How do they look ahead to people 75+ for inspiration? 
  3. Why is the need to build social connections so important to them? 

These topics are already touching (or will touch) a great many of us, so I urge you to listen, learn and share!

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Topics: Emerging Trends, women entrepreneurs, behavior change

093: Betty Ng—Finding Success By Helping Others Succeed

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 20, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Betty Ng talks about the power of helping people achieve great things!

I recently had a wonderful conversation with Betty Ng that I am anxious to share with you. In April of this year, Betty published an amazing book with her mother, Po-Ling Ng, called "PO-LING POWER: Propelling Yourself and Others to Success."  Widowed at an early age, Po-Ling had to raise her four children with wit and grit. The book and our interview both focus on the inspiring lives of these two incredible women who have risen above their challenging circumstances to make positive, lasting impacts on the lives of others. This podcast is really special. Don't miss it!

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, women in business, women entrepreneurs

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