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331: Jodi Flynn—How To Go From Dreaming To Doing, At Work And In Life

Posted by Andrea Simon on Oct 3, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how your hoped-for success starts with self-awareness

As I continue to share with you some of the great podcasts I've done with amazing women over the five years of On The Brink, I'm re-posting my interview with Jodi Flynn, a remarkable woman who is helping other women succeed. She's also the bestselling author of Accomplished: How to Go from Dreaming to Doing. You will hear how Jodi's system of self-assessment reveals how your unconscious often creates negative chatter in your mind that tells you that you don’t have what it takes, keeping you from living the life you know you are meant to have. Learn from Jodi's wisdom and see if you too can have an aha moment that opens up all kinds of possibilities for you.

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Topics: Andrea Simon, women in business, emotional intelligence, rethinking women

330: Sara Canaday—Can You See The Gaps That Are Holding You Back From Being A Great Leader?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 26, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to change the way you and others think about you

In my look back at some of the great podcasts I've done with amazing women in our five years of On The Brink, I've wanted to highlight ones that really raised the bar in terms of innovative thinking and leadership. Today I'd like to revisit my interview with Sara Canaday from December 2017. Sara is the author of the thought-provoking book YOU—According to Them: Uncovering the blind spots that impact your reputation and your career. She and I talk about how to make the critical move from manager to leader, and that the power to change the way you and others think about you is in your hands. By the end of the podcast, you'll have learned how to strengthen your leadership skills, improve key business relationships and bolster your performance. Enjoy.

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Topics: Andrea Simon, women in business, emotional intelligence, rethinking women

329: Lisen Stromberg—Can You Really Pause For Parenthood Without Killing Your Career?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 19, 2022 6:00:00 AM

 


Hear how to take control of your own career and thrive   

As I celebrate throughout the fall some of the amazing women I've interviewed for our On The Brink podcast, I've chosen certain conversations to share with you again. Today I'd like to revisit my interview with Lisen Stromberg from September 2017. Lisen is the author of Work PAUSE Thrive: How to Pause for Parenthood Without Killing Your Career. Why I enjoyed this conversation so much is because Lisen makes a solid, myth-smashing case for taking a pause from your career to raise your children and then returning to the workforce without skipping a beat or sliding backward. Impossible? No, very possible. She did it and so can you. How? Take a listen.

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Culture Change, Corporate Culture, women in business, women entrepreneurs, rethinking women

328: Stephanie Breedlove—How Women Can Build Big Successful Businesses and Change the World

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 12, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to build and scale a wildly successful company

After conducting my 327th podcast for On The Brink, I paused and took a look back at all those interviews. What struck me was how many exceptional women I have had the privilege of speaking with, learning from, and championing. (Yes, I've interviewed amazing men too, but right now I want to focus on the women.) They boldly smashed myths and leapt over barriers meant to hold them back. It made me want to celebrate! I decided to revisit several of them for you to learn from as well, starting with Stephanie Breedlove, author of All In: How Women Entrepreneurs Can Think Bigger, Build Sustainable Businesses and Change the World. Anyone starting a new business, trying to grow the one they've got, or seeking work that's fulfilling will find this podcast full of purpose and meaning. I urge you to take a listen. Stephanie is fantastic!

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Topics: Andrea Simon, Culture Change, Corporate Culture, women in business, women entrepreneurs, rethinking women

325: Maria Lizza Bowen—Do You Feel Stuck? Time To "See, Feel And Think In New Ways"

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 15, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to understand yourself better and embrace the new

Today we have Maria Lizza Bowen, a scientist and Oncology Clinical Development Director with almost 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry. She has a new book that came out in March that I found very interesting: Reflect: A Perspective on Understanding Your Reality and Becoming Unstuck. If this sounds like something I would like, you are right. You will love it as well. Maria's message is so important: In just about any situation, be it a performance review or co-worker interaction, when you start to get nervous and feel "off," don't run away from it. Face it. Embrace it. Be vulnerable. And then maybe, like Maria, your whole life will change. Listen in, then try it!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, emotional intelligence, human development

324: Jann Mirchandani—To Build A Great Presence Online You Must Begin With Your Website

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 8, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to make your website your best marketing tool

We're going to do three things today for my audience as you're listening in or watching. First, Jann Mirchandani will tell you about her own journey as a marketing maven. Then we're going to talk about what Google has done to change the way we search for what we want to buy or answers to what we want to know. For solutions to what you need, you start by asking Google. Have a physical ailment? You ask Dr. Google. Second, do you know why that is so important for your business and its image, identity, brand, presence and what you communicate in the marketplace? And third, what do you need to do to build a brand identity? How can you create the story you want for your business? If you have a company or want to start one, this is for you!

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Topics: Culture Change, social marketing, women in business, women entrepreneurs, social media, marketing your business

323: Maura Carlin and Christie Derrico—Isn't It Time For Us To Solve The "Balance Dilemma" For Working Women?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Aug 1, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to be bolder and braver at balancing your life

Suppose you are a working woman with children. I bet you have experienced the "Balance Dilemma." How can you find the right balance between home life, family, a business or professional career, and even your own self-care? You, your partner or spouse, your friends and your family will enjoy this podcast. My guests, Maura Carlin and Christie Derrico, have an awesome podcast called The Balance Dilemma. Yes, the title is exactly what we want to share with our audience today. Need some help balancing all the different parts of your life? Listen in!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, rethinking women

316: Rose Fass—The Most Important Conversation Is The One You Have With Yourself

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jun 6, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to really think about the conversations you're having

What if you could see the world through a fresh lens? In today’s podcast, I interview Rose Fass, an author, a business executive, and an inspiration to me and to you. Rose has written one book and is on her way with her next one. Her first book, The Chocolate Conversation, focuses on how our conversations become who we are, what we hear, and how we build relationships. Great conversations help us craft clear messages, build a shared worldview, uncover concerns and uncertainties, and help you and others move forward together. As you listen to Rose and her own personal journey, you are going to rethink your own conversations, paying attention to both what you say and what others reflect on your thoughts. Listen in because there is so much to learn!

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, women leaders

313: Melissa Copeland—Customers Want Great Experiences. How Can You Deliver Extraordinary Ones?

Posted by Andrea Simon on May 2, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear why a great customer experience means everything

I am always excited to share a great woman’s story with you, our audience. Melissa Copeland is a great woman to know. She had a wonderful career, as so many women have had, only to discover that flying all over the world was not great for her family, or even herself. She pivoted and launched Blue Orbit Consulting, which allowed her to refocus her attention on clients closer to home and on projects dear to her heart—like improving customer interactions for her customers. Our conversations roam all around the challenges she, and I, see among our clients as their customers are changing, service expectations have dramatically shifted (where fast means right now), and staffing has become an uphill climb, to say the least. What to do? Call Melissa, who brings her expertise in organizational transitions and interpersonal growth and development to the task at hand. Clients love her approach, and I think you will as well. Enjoy. 

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Topics: Culture Change, Corporate Culture, women in business, business culture, culture change expert, rethinking women in business

312: Amy Gardner—How Can A Great Law Firm Build Better Teams?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 25, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how when teams work together, everybody succeeds

You may have not paid much attention to the cultures inside law firms. Law firms are really no different than other firms. Some have strong cultures that seem to work smoothly. Others need a hand. One hand they often reach for is Amy Gardner, our interviewee in today's podcast. Amy is charming. A smart woman who has worked in law firms and now with them to help them reimagine their organizations and create teams that work better together than alone. In our conversation, you will hear ideas that are as relevant to your company or non-profit as they are to Amy’s clients. As we all try to navigate our new work culture, her story is well worth a listen.  

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Topics: women in business, rethinking women in business

311: Gillian Tett—Why Can A Little Anthropology Help You And Your Business Grow?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 18, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how anthropology can send your business zooming to the top

I love to read the Financial Times. It provides a very different perspective of the world from our US papers. As I was browsing recently, I came upon a story about Gillian Tett, FT's US Managing Editor, and her new book, Anthro-Vision. Curious as I am, my question was, What is a journalist doing writing a book about anthropology, and promoting AI (Anthropology Intelligence)? My joyful discovery was that Gillian is an anthropologist who became a journalist, a bit by chance and then by design. Her book is about the power of observation. Whether in Tajikistan as an aspiring anthropologist studying marriage rituals or reporting on a major conference before the financial crisis of 2008, she mastered the art of listening to the stories being told, the resistance to change that people demonstrate, and the wisdom an anthropologist can offer—if only others are willing to listen. As a fellow anthropologist, I am fascinated and I know you will be too. Enjoy.

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Topics: Business Anthropology, Corporate Anthropology, women in business, anthropology, rethinking women in business

309: Kim Graham Lee—How To Build A Culture Where Men And Women Truly Support Each Other

Posted by Andrea Simon on Apr 4, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to build a culture that values men and women 

There are times when you are fortunate to meet exceptional women. Kim Graham Lee is one wonderful woman who is moving in a very important direction — how to build allyship for men and women. Kim is the CEO of Integrating Women Leaders (IWL) which is joining with Women Business Collaborative, of which I am a member, to conduct the first nationally-focused study to measure the practice of allyship with women in corporate America today. The primary focus of IWL's 2022 benchmark study is to take stock of where we are in building better cultures where men and women can support each other. This is truly groundbreaking...please plan to listen.

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Topics: women in business, business culture, culture change expert, women leaders, rethinking women in business

307: Rebecca Morrison—Women, Are You Ready To Find Your Happiness? Is It All Around You?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 21, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to find your own true happiness

Each podcast is a story for our guest to share with you, our audience, so you can “see, feel and think” in new ways. Today’s podcast is with Rebecca “Becky” Morrison. She shares with you a recurring theme which we have found with many of our own clients: success is not what it is meant to be. Happiness, that thing we all aspire to achieve, is somewhere beyond the job, the career, and even the home life you have built for yourself and your family. But where is happiness? And how do you find it? Becky has great answers, which I know will speak to you.

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Topics: women in business, women entrepreneurs, finding happiness

305: Laura Rotter—Do You Want To Build Your Wealth Or Enjoy Financial Well-Being?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Mar 7, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how you can build wealth AND a happy life 

Laura Rotter and I met through the Business Council of Westchester, a wonderful organization that brings together great people, men and women. Laura is the founder of True Abundance Advisors, a financial life planning and wealth management firm. As she tells you her life journey, her story will resonate with you. She is a great woman to interview and share her journey with our listeners. I know you will gain knowledge about yourself, your business, and what makes you truly happy. Are you living to work or working to live?

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

304: Laurie Hirsch Schulz—How Can Small Businesses Build Great Big Companies With The Right Support?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Feb 28, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to navigate change so you can grow and thrive

Laurie Hirsch Schulz did something quite awesome: she left corporate life to pursue her calling as a coach and a champion for small businesses, particularly for women solopreneurs. She had a great job, only to discover that she had had enough. Sounds like a recurring theme among many of our podcast guests. They are talented women ready to steer their power and their energy in new directions. Laurie's creative genius is in seeing unmet needs in her markets and finding innovative ways to solve them—rather Blue Ocean style. So much to learn from her! Enjoy.

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

303: Kathy D'Agostino—Can A Great Performance Coach Build Your Team And You?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Feb 21, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to grow your business through your employees

What is a great performance coach? Meet Kathy D’Agostino. Kathy and I met through the Business Council of Westchester where I was giving a talk about my book, Rethink: Smashing The Myths of Women in Business. Like so many women, Kathy had a great corporate job until it wasn’t such a great corporate job. Her passion was in coaching people. As she earned her professional certifications, Kathy realized that she had, indeed, found her calling. Her particular focus is helping leaders improve their employees' performance. Listen in, learn and share. Enjoy!

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

302: Meg Nocero—Can You Feel Joy As You Rethink Your Life?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Feb 14, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to rethink your life's journey and find your purpose

Meg Nocero has several books that reflect her own journey from grief to a meaningful life. Her latest book, Butterfly Awakens: A Memoir of Transformation Through Grief, takes you through her story which could easily be your own. How many of you are doing a job you thought was your purpose in life, only to realize that you are bored, frustrated, unfulfilled, and searching for something more meaningful? What do you do, deal with it or reach for another pathway? In our conversation today, Meg shares her own discovery about how she could do something that mattered more to her. She needed a crisis in her life, the loss of her mother, to be that catalytic moment propelling her forward. Maybe you are going through something similar? Have a listen.

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

301: Jessica Yarborough—You Can Design Your Work Around The Life You Want To Have

Posted by Andrea Simon on Feb 7, 2022 3:55:53 PM

Learn how you can reach or exceed your income goals!

Jessica Yarborough brings to you, our listeners, her highly successful approach to helping consultants and businesses significantly accelerate their growth. Her process is an interesting one. In today's podcast, we talk about the challenges people face who have created courses or are selling low-end programs who are not reaching their income goals. Listen in and let’s think about how to help you build your sales, create long-term clients, and hit your income goals.

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

300: Anne Greven—How Can We Support Innovative Entrepreneurs In Agriculture?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 31, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear about amazing innovations in our food supply!

You are going to love learning from Anne Greven. Anne is the Global Head of Food and Agribusiness Innovation and the FoodBytes! Platform at Rabobank. Our shared interests are all around change, specifically, how to create a new way to produce food at a time when agriculture is facing escalating crises in soil, water and the environment. In today’s podcast, you will listen to this amazing woman talk about her own personal journey and what she has learned as she moved up in the banking world. You just might leave feeling a little better about our planet, too.

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

299: Linda Coughlin—Want to Change Your Organization? Focus on Building Trust

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 24, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to overcome the difficulties that block change

In our podcast today, Linda Coughlin and I get deep into a conversation about the challenges of working with organizations that need to change. You are going to love this interview. Lin is an expert on how to help companies rethink their processes and develop new ways to bring together new teams, engage different generations and successfully build new cultures, often from the merger of different organizations. As you'll hear, she and I are on the same page. Enjoy.

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

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