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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: business change, women entrepreneurs, Igniting Change

110: Christophe Morin—Capture, Convince And Close More Customer Sales

Posted by Andrea Simon on Dec 3, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Christophe Morin explains how to target the decision-making part of your customer’s brain!  

I am reading Christophe Morin’s new book, "The Persuasion Code," and you should as well. In it, Christophe and his partner, Patrick Renvoisé, share their research on why we buy and how you can influence others to do the same. Their company, SalesBrainis the first neuromarketing agency with a scientific persuasion model, grounded in research from the neurosciences about how the brain works. This model helps you capture, convince and close more sales by targeting the decision-making part of your customer’s brain. Fascinating stuff—don't miss this podcast!

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Topics: business model innovation, business innovation

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

107: Alex Vorobieff—How To Replace Chaos With Clarity By Realigning Your Business

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

Listen now as Alex Vorobieff explains how to get unstuck and move your organization forward! 

Ever wonder why companies tend to become more frustrating over time for everyone? Are you overwhelmed by all the concepts and books out there to improve your company? Want to know which ones will actually work and generate a return on your time and money? You're not alone. In this wonderful podcast with Alex Vorobieff, founder of the magazine and podcast Confident ROI and author of "Transform Your Company," we focus on business improvement tools and how they help business leaders achieve the bottom line results they are looking for. 

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Topics: business model innovation, business change management

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: blockchain, women entrepreneurs, business innovation

105: Steve Smith—What Emerging Leaders Need To Be Effective In Today's Workplace

Posted by Andrea Simon on Nov 5, 2018 6:00:00 AM

 Listen now as Steve Smith talks about how leaders must adapt to changing times! 

Have you noticed? Leadership is changing—a lot—which is causing emerging leaders to wonder what skills they'll need to be effective in today's culturally diverse, technologically supercharged workplace. If you're wondering too, you'll love today's podcast with Steve Smith, President and Founder of GrowthSource Coaching. Steve and I speak about the shift from a hierarchical, top-down leadership style to a more collaborative, team-building, results-focused one. Don't miss it!

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Topics: business leadership, business innovation, business change management

104: Oscar Barrera—Creatively Applying Anthropology To Find Innovative Solutions

Posted by Andrea Simon on Oct 29, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Listen now as Oscar Barrera teaches us to "see reality" as anthropologists do!

Oscar Barerra has a great story to share and a lot of lessons for all of us to learn. As with many of us, Oscar was not really sure what type of career he wanted to pursue. He did know that he had a knack for seeing things with fresh eyes and turning his ideas into insights for business executives. From rural Mexican highlands to urban shopping malls, Oscar has worked in a variety of industries, all the while helping business leaders better adapt to new technologies. Listen in!

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Topics: anthropology, Business Anthropology

103: Cynthia Forstmann—How Can Archetypes Help You Achieve Your Goals?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Oct 22, 2018 11:14:27 AM

Listen now as Cynthia Forstmann enlightens us about the fascinating role archetypes play in business!

Did you know that all people typically fall into one of twelve major archetypes? And that you might have a dominant archetype and a subdominant one and even a shadow archetype? Why does that matter? Listen to my interview with Cynthia Forstmann, co-founder and president of CultureTalk. What you will hear is a woman who has a passion for storytelling. She is also devoted to helping people understand their archetypes and what they mean for themselves, their relationships and their businesses. I was fascinated by what I learned—you will be too!

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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

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