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109: Lynette Guastaferro—Transforming How Teachers Teach In Over 700 Urban Schools

Posted by Andrea Simon on Nov 26, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Lynette Guastaferro explains how she took on failing urban education and turned it around!  

How can you truly transform an organization and what it is supposed to be achieving? That’s what I asked Lynette Guastaferro, Executive Director of Teaching Matters, in our recent podcast. Teaching Matters works with urban schools and their teachers to dramatically transform the education that children are receiving. What is so exciting? It is working. You know how important change is to us at SAMC and those we work with. Lynette inspired us to want to help others do better—because they really can. And so can you! The first step is to listen to this podcast. Enjoy.

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Topics: Education, women in business

108: Diane Darling—Not Good At Networking? You Soon Will Be!

Posted by Andrea Simon on Nov 19, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Diane Darling teaches us how to communicate clearly and connect easily! 

Diane Darling is just darling. What a wonderful podcast conversation we had. Diane is a pioneer in social networking, and as she tells her story, you'll realize how ironic life can be. To overcome her fear of public speaking, she took acting and stand-up comedy classes. That out-of-the-box mindset and courage to defy the odds transformed her into the successful person she is today. Are you waiting to become the person you want to be? Listen in and start your own journey now!

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Topics: business leadership, women in business

102: Deepa Prahalad—Converting Observation Into Innovations

Posted by Andrea Simon on Oct 18, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Deepa Prahalad shows us how to solve complex problems innovatively!

We had the pleasure of meeting Deepa Prahalad through a chance meeting in Healdsburg, CA. Were we lucky! Not only is Deepa an internationally acclaimed consultant, innovation leader and design strategist, she co-authored the book "Predictable Magic: Unleash the Power of Design Strategy to Transform Your Business," acclaimed by Fast Company in 2010 as one of the Best Design Books of the Year. Deepa really understands something that is very important to usnamely, how to convert observation into innovations. Design strategy is just that: a way to see things with fresh eyes. Now you understand why Deepa is right up our ally. Take a listen! 

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Topics: innovation, women in business, business innovation

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: women entrepreneurs, Entrepreneurs, women in business

047: Tanya Hall—How a Woman CEO Built a Great Publishing Business

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jul 18, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now to thought leader Tanya Hall explain how she turned a non-traditional publishing business into an amazing powerhouse! 

Get your copy of Tanya's amazingly spot-on book, out now!!!

You must read Tanya Hall's new book, "Ideas, Influence and Income: Write a book, build your brand, and lead your industry,"  a comprehensive guide to writing, publishing and launching your own book...and monetizing your content. You'll learn how to use a strategic and successful publishing experience to boost your visibility and credibility, as well as build more influence and income—all the reasons why we published my award-winning book with @tanyahall and @greenleafbookgr. Tanya and her book are terrific!

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Leadership, busines model innovation, women in business

067: Claire Harbour-Lyell—Disrupt Your Career To Reach Even Greater Heights  

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 19, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Listen now as Claire Harbour-Lyell encourages us to be
open to disruption!

According to my guest Claire Harbour-Lyell, in order to thrive, you need to follow a four-stage process of Exploring, Experimenting, Engaging and Expanding. In this podcast, she helps you find novel ways to approach your career, giving you practical advice for preparing, managing and creating a more fulfilling work life. She also shares her easy-to-use framework to help make the most of any uncharted transition. You'll come away with a whole new outlook on your life! Enjoy.

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Topics: women entrepreneurs, women in business, change

066: Randi Busse—How To Turn Customer Experience Into A Competitive Advantage

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 12, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now to Randi Busse talk about inspiring your employees to think like owners!

As Randi Busse tells us in this podcast, customer service has evolved into a business strategy that helps companies differentiate themselves from their competition, sustain profitability and thrive in any type of economy, especially during recessionary times. Just what we need to hear in these times of rapid change. I invite you to listen in, learn a lot and let me hear from you!

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Topics: women entrepreneurs, women in business, business strategy

063: Kelly Roach—Are You Ready to Become “Unstoppable"?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Feb 26, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Listen now to Kelly Roach talk about seeing things with fresh eyes and then making them happen!

As we build our On The Brink podcast to help you grow, we love speakers like Kelly Roach. She wants to help you become “Unstoppable.” And you can. A successful entrepreneur, speaker and author, Kelly shares nine principles that can help you become unlimited in your success, both in business and in your personal life. It's a really great message and I know you'll learn a lot. Enjoy.

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

062: Marcella Bremer—Build a Better Business With an Amazing, Positive Culture

Posted by Andrea Simon on Feb 22, 2018 6:00:00 AM

  Listen now to Marcella Bremer teach us about the power of a positive workplace!

Can you build better businesses by building more positive, powerful cultures in which people can work with joy instead of dread? Yes! Think about it. Why should work take away our energy instead of energizing us? Why should people feel diminished in their workplace instead of empowered and strengthened? That's the premise of Marcella Bremer's new book, "Developing a Positive Culture where People and Performance Thrive,"  which is about helping organizations become much more effective "positive cultures." Every working person needs to hear this!

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

061: Melissa Greenwell—Gender-Balanced Leadership Doesn’t Just Happen

Posted by Andrea Simon on Feb 19, 2018 6:00:00 AM

   Listen now to Melissa Greenwell explain why having women in leadership positions is good business!         

You might know that gender imbalance is a problem at your company. You see the issues that arise from groupthink and a lack of diversity in viewpoints, communication styles and thought processes. Maybe you’re uncomfortable with the conversation. Or you have no idea where to start. That’s why you've got to hear my interview with Melissa Greenwell, author, EVP and COO of Finish Line, Inc., the athletic apparel company. Her ideas are spot-on for right now. Don't miss!

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

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