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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

231: Shannon Polson—How Can You Find Your True Grit?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 31, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to find your grit and be a better leader! 

Shannon Polson was introduced to me through Peter Winick’s Thought Leadership Leverage organization when we were both attending one of Peter's Tuesday lunch hour conversations. I just loved her grit and her personal story, and felt it was important to share it. Shannon was one of the first women to fly Apache helicopters, then became a writer, and now she is developing a program to help women create their own “True Grit.” Believing that conversations, words and books can change the way we see each other and actually change the world, she has made it her job to inspire and transform. We join with her in her mission. Please make sure you listen in.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, behavior change, women leaders

228: Gail Hayes—Now Is The Time To Empower Women To Build Better Communities

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 10, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to hear, understand and honor those who are different from us

I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Gail Hayes through Peter Winick’s group of thought leaders. Gail was as curious about thought leadership as I was. What we found and then wanted to share with our listeners is how innovative thinking is essential in today’s fast-changing, totally disrupted world. You'll hear how Gail found herself a single mom raising two children without much of a job. Yet, she rethought herself, turned those proverbial “lemons into lemonade” and discovered a new “Gail,” offering exceptional programs for people of all races and perspectives. Her role is to help you see things through a fresh lens — just as we at SAMC do. Take a listen!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders

227: Pat Shea—Use Your Passions To Become Who You Want To Be

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 3, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear about the joy of volunteering and giving to others 

I met Pat Shea through the Women’s Business Collaborative and couldn’t be happier to get to know her. Here is a woman who has a purpose and a passion to help others and wants to share her story. During our podcast, we talk about her own journey and the many twists and turns that led her to where she is today. Now, she has created an innovative platform to help companies and their employees give to others. Here is her story. I urge you to pause and take a listen.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders

223: Dr. Mandeep Rai—Do You Need A New Compass To Direct Your Values

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 17, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how we're much more similar than different

I was so delighted to meet Dr. Mandeep Rai. She was referred to me by Sarah Wilson, a wonderful publicist. Dr. Rai has just completed her new book, "The Values Compass: What 101 Countries Teach Us About Purpose, Life, and Leadership," the culmination of her research in 101 countries around the world. She was fascinated by the similarities among very different people, as well as the unique ways in which they "live" their cultures. You will come away from our discussion with insights that can help you live a better life. Don't miss this very special interview!

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Topics: culture, women entrepreneurs

222: Monique Russell—Why Is It So Hard To Communicate?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 15, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to take your communication skills from good to great!

Do you find yourself full of great ideas but struggle to tell others about them? Do you become shy and quiet every time you have to make a presentation? Maybe it’s even difficult to have conversations with your family. In this podcast I bring you Monique Russell, a premier executive communications coach who will share with you how to really communicate what you want to say in an effective way. I know this is a podcast and you’re listening, but you don’t have to see Monique to hear what she wants you to learn. You come to this podcast because you’re curious. And Monique has a perspective that I think you are going to find very exciting to listen to. Join us!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs

217: Melina Palmer—Why Don’t People Do What They Say

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 3, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn why it's not what you think, it's what your brain does

I bet you have often wondered why you hear people say one thing and then do the opposite. Or, perhaps you know you should do one thing but then find yourself going in another direction. To find answers, behavioral economists study why people are so predictably irrational, which by the way, includes each of us. In this podcast, I speak with a behavioral economist whom you are going to love listening to, Melina Palmer. Afterward, you won't think of your brain the same way!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs

216: Michelle Richards—Want To Start A Business But Not Sure How?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 1, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how one woman is opening the door for hundreds of others

Michelle Richards has been working with women in Michigan and throughout the US since she completed college. Her passion is in helping women start and grow their own businesses. As funding is often the biggest challenge, you will learn in our podcast how she helps women and minorities find the funding they need and rethink their businesses for these fast-changing times. She is truly an in-the-trenches warrior, advocating for level playing fields for those who too often are overlooked, ignored or left behind. I find her story incredibly inspiring and I know you will too.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders

213: Sevetri Wilson—How To Make Sure Money Flows To Where The Need Is?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 24, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to make sure donations have an impact

Sevetri Wilson, serial entrepreneur and founder of two highly successful companies, had a purpose and a passion. She wanted to make a difference, in the world and in people's lives. In our podcast today, she will tell you how she had to rethink her future and move in directions she had never anticipated, always helping others. Maybe your life has followed similar paths? I know you'll find Sevetri’s story and the work she is doing very inspirational, as I did. Listen and enjoy!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders

212: Amanda Levinson—How Can Technology Help In A Crisis?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 22, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how one person is making a huge difference

You are going to be captivated by this podcast with Amanda Levinson. If you have ever asked, “Why is it so hard to help people in need?” you may find your answer in NeedsList, the tech company she co-founded that offers solutions for communities displaced by climate change, conflict and poverty worldwide. A social entrepreneur, Amanda spends her time trying to make life better for others. You'll hear how she was inspired by her grandmother, a woman who was also trying to change the world for the better. (I remember my own grandmother, who molded me and whom I unknowingly modeled myself after.) You'll also hear how Amanda converted her values, beliefs and culture into programs and products to achieve her purpose. Please enjoy.

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Topics: women entrepreneurs, technological innovation

211: Kerri Schoonyoung—Coming Out Of The Recession, Are You Ready For Your Life 2.0

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 19, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to navigate a new path for yourself!

Is this a time when you have been forced to strip out the busy parts of life and rethink what comes next? Is it time to stop checking the boxes? And have you recognized lately that you are really good at self-motivation, independence and autonomy, but you aren’t able to do any of that in your old job? You might ask yourself in this new world we now find ourselves in, what gets you out of bed in the morning? In this podcast, Kerri Schoonyoung will share with us how she and her company, Dept. 11, can help you find your "Life 2.0." Get ready to listen, learn and share!

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Topics: women entrepreneurs, change, behavior change

208: Suzanne Doyle-Ingram—Have You Ever Wanted To Write A Book? Perhaps The Time Is Now!

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

Learn how to write a book and get it on Amazon!

As an award-winning author and now having finished my second book, I know it is a tough row to hoe when you think you have something to share and want to write a book about it. You yourself might be wondering, but how do you write a book? In today’s podcast, Suzanne Doyle-Ingram talks about her method for helping people, just like you and me, write, publish, and best of all, use their book to grow their business. If you've got an idea and want to share it, don't miss this!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, advisors for entrepreneurs

207: Kim Bohr—Assessing Your Company’s Organization To Sustain Growth In Changing Times

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 10, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to realign your organization's culture for amazing growth! 

We were delighted recently to have another great interview about leadership and organizational development, this time with Kim Bohr. She was terrific. An author, excellent keynote speaker, executive advisor and CEO of The Innovare Group, Kim talked with us about how she works with companies and their leaders to assess, align and accelerate their strategic priorities. Notably, she helps them see that each of their decisions has a profound impact on their talent, company culture, and ultimately, their business’s growth. Want to grow? Listen in as Kim teaches us how!

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

203: Donna Cornell—What Are The Best Job-Hunting Tips For These Disruptive Times?

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 28, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to get the right job that's just right for you

Today I bring you Donna Cornell to talk with us about how to find a job during the economic disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. Donna has a new book coming out called "Job Searching in Pandemic Times," and whether or not you are looking for a job right now and worrying about what awaits you in the future, you will love her experience, insights and stories. These days, we have no idea how the job market is going to rebound from this economic recession, so I urge you to use the information Donna shares in this podcast to get you ready for tomorrow. It will be here before you know it. As futurists and culture change experts, we wholeheartedly agree. Listen in.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders

201: Karen Dietz—Your Story Is Your Secret to Amazing Success

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 21, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear why stories are the secret to your success

As humans, we are all storytellers. That’s what people do. Our brains take the information they receive and create stories to make sense of it. By the time you are in your late 20s, you pretty much have created your own story, and changing that “reality” is very difficult. You only "see" what your brain tells you fits with your own story. And usually, you are the hero in that story. When a friend introduced me to Karen Dietz, a pioneer in business storytelling, I was thrilled at the opportunity to bring her to you. Karen shares with us her wisdom, and also her own story. Listen in, then think about your own story and ask yourself if it needs changing for today's times?

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Topics: women in business, storytelling, women entrepreneurs

200: Sharon Cully—Great Ideas to Help Entrepreneurs Gain Time and Success

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 18, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to embrace change so your business can grow

This podcast was a lot of fun. We love to listen to others who try to help organizations operate better and simplify their processes. Sharon Cully came to us from New Zealand where she is the owner and founder of Simply Processes, an organization which helps entrepreneurs find the time they need to grow their business, make more money and create more freedom. With 15+ years of experience working with leading global brands like Coca-Cola, Diageo and GlaxoSmithKline, Sharon has successfully helped companies around the world increase performance and minimize costs, all while meeting customer objectives.

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Topics: women in business, business change, women entrepreneurs

197: Sarah Wilson—See How Great PR Can Build A Better Story For YOU

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 7, 2020 7:35:00 AM

Learn how to maximize your identity and your brand

When I launched my book in 2017, I was privileged to work with Sarah Wilson on the publicity. She is a very talented PR advisor and together we had great success in promoting the book, me, and the work that we do at Simon Associates Management Consultants (SAMC). While I no longer work with Sarah, as she and her communications organization have expanded in scope and the world of PR has changed, it seemed timely to bring her onto our podcast. She has some great ideas about how authors and others can leverage influencers, social media and targeted events to build their identities and create better value for themselves and their customers. There are important lessons here for all of us. Listen in!

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Topics: social marketing, women in business, women entrepreneurs

191: Karen Aronian—Working At Home Now? How To Reinvent Your House

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

Learn how to "see" the space in your house differently

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been watching so many friends, families and colleagues trying to figure out how to organize their homes for themselves and their children. We invited Dr. Karen Aronian to join us for this podcast focused on how to think about space through a fresh lens. As you will hear, she talks about pausing for a moment and looking at your home as if it was a learning center, which it really is. If ever there was a time to listen in, now is it. Enjoy.

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Topics: Managing change, women entrepreneurs

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

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