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250: Tatiana Tsoir—10 Big 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

248: Verity Craft—Isn't It Time You Became The Thought Leader You Always Wanted To Be?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 7, 2021 1:22:08 PM

 Learn how great content gets your business found on the web! 

As content marketers, we at SAMC know the power of great content. Search is all about being the authority on a topic so that search engines know you, prioritize you and deliver potential customers to you. Today’s podcast is with Verity Craft, and as you will hear, she and I spend valuable time digging deeper into the power of content marketing, the changing role of thought leaders and the challenges of social media. Verity's website states: "Conscious, quality content is the creative conversion of passion and purpose into something powerful." Hear how this works!

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Topics: search marketing, 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

234: Shellye Archambeau—How You Can Be Unapologetically Ambitious

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

Hear how to break barriers and be the leader you want to be!

Shellye Archambeau is an amazing woman whom I was honored to interview. She has an illustrious career with a lot of firsts. But, as she will tell you, being the first African American woman to achieve her accomplishments was never easy. Instead, her career has been built on her aspirations and her ambitions. Her new book, due out in October, Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers, and Create Success on Your Own Terms, powerfully tackles how you too can break through your own hurdles, road blocks and glass ceilings that might be holding you back. Want to surge ahead but not sure how? Listen in as Shellye tells us!

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Topics: women in business, women leaders

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

230: Nancy Halpern—Innovative Ways To Find Your Political Intelligence

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

Learn how to finally solve office politics! 

In this podcast with Nancy Halpern, I had the amazing opportunity to learn more about how she helps companies find workable solutions to that awful problem of office politics. You might think they just come with the territory, that office cultures are all the same: inherently competitive, male-driven and toxic. Well, maybe that is not true. And it doesn’t have to be for your organization. Nancy will help you see how to use her proprietary Political IQ model to assess your organization and pinpoint the sources of the disruptions that are threatening your workplace — particularly during these times of remote work and a new normal. If you want to focus on what matters most and get things done, I urge you to listen.

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Culture Change, women in business, business culture, women leaders

229: Rita Denny—Maybe You Need Anthropology To See Yourself In New Ways

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 18, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Hear how anthropology is transforming the world of business!

As a corporate anthropologist, I love bringing to our listeners other great anthropologists who can help them see the application of anthropology in action. Think about your own challenges as you hear about Rita Denny and her journey of discovery. In my work with clients, I often refer to her book, Handbook of Anthropology in Business, co-edited with Patricia Sunderland, in which they discuss dozens of ways that the theory, method and tools of anthropology can be innovatively applied in business settings across the globe. We can all benefit from what Rita has to tell us!

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Business Anthropology, Corporate Anthropology, women in business, anthropology

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

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

219: Danielle Grant—Authentic, Ethical, Caring And More Effective Leadership

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

Learn how to be an effective transpersonal leader! 

In our podcast with Danielle Grant, co-author of the book "Leading Beyond the Ego" with John Knights and Greg Young, you will learn a great deal about transpersonal leadership. This new approach takes us beyond the theories of Daniel Goleman on Emotional Intelligence and the power of focus which all great leaders possess. Transpersonal leaders add the essential dimension of spiritual intelligence. It is not enough to be smart with a great IQ or emotionally intelligent with a wonderful sense of empathy and EQ. Today’s leader must focus on caring, ethical cultures and sustainability, as they lead others to exceptional performance. Listen in!

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Topics: women in business, business leadership

218: Melissa Davies—Aren't There Powerful Ways To Transform Your Organization?

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

Hear how change can keep your business moving forward!

At times we are introduced to people by chance, only to find that they are amazing individuals whom we want to be part of our world. This was how I felt about Melissa Davies when we met, and why we wanted you to know more about her and the work she does to help others change. Founder of Wise Ways Consulting, a leadership development and executive coaching firm, Melissa helps clients become better leaders so they can build more productive and effective teams. Like me, Melissa is a culture change expert, so you can guess we had a lot to talk about!

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Topics: Change Management, Culture Change, women in business

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

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