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On The Brink Podcast by Andi Simon

 

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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

247: Freddie Ravel, Founder Of Life In Tune—Strike Success With The Rhythm In You

Posted by Andrea Simon on Jan 7, 2021 1:20:03 PM

Learn how to bring your organization "in tune" through music!

What if you could listen to a podcast in silence? What might you hear? Your heart beating. Your breathing. Your mind quieting down so it can step out and look inside. What if you could learn how to use music to help your business find its own harmony, its melody, its rhythm, and its beauty? That is what Freddie Ravel does during this podcast. He and I talk about how you can tune up your life with music as a metaphor to give you focus, rhythm and beauty. Freddie is an absolute original and someone you really must listen to. Do enjoy.

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Topics: Igniting Change, business change, emotional intelligence

246: Carl Allen—Can Carl Allen Show You How To Build Your Wealth And Yourself?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Dec 14, 2020 6:00:00 AM

 Hear how to create and grow your own wealth!

Carl Allen is our guest on our podcast today. He brings to you, our listeners, something quite special. He isn’t just going to tell you about how he has made a fortune. Rather, he takes you through the steps of how you, yes you, can find a way to build wealth, too. Most of us dream about having the means to do what we want when, where, how and with whom we want — but we don’t have the first clue where to begin. Carl shows us the way!

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Topics: Entrepreneurs, business growth strategies

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

244: Bill Flynn—Time To Go Further, Faster And Build The Business Of Your Dreams

Posted by Andrea Simon on Nov 30, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn an important key to growing your business!

As a corporate anthropologist who works with organizations that need or want to change, it was truly a pleasure to bring Bill Flynn onto our show. We talked about all the things you need to develop to thrive in these fast-changing times. As Bill tells us, thousands of businesses are started every day. Most die, a few thrive and the rest struggle to survive — mainly through enormous effort, force of will and luck. There is a better way to take the guesswork out of growth: focusing on the few areas that make all the difference. Listen in!

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Topics: business change management, business change, change

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

242: Chris Diming—Isn't It Time For A Little Anthropology in Your Business?

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

Hear how anthropology can help your staff return to the workplace

What an amazing podcast we have today. Listen in as three anthropologists talk about what the nature of work will be in the near future. With the disruptions brought by the pandemic, we must explore what remote work is being done, what cultures are emerging, and what tools and processes will be needed when we return to the workplace. The three great business anthropologists are Chris Diming, Lisa Galarneau and Racine Marcus Brown, who have each been working on the future of work from a number of perspectives. As you may know, I also am a business anthropologist, and one of the things we do is help you envision what the future of your workplace will become. The future is coming fast, so you better start getting ready for it now.

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Topics: Business Anthropology, corporate anthropologist, Corporate Anthropology

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

239: Matthew Korban—Restore Balance To Your Life Without Compromise

Posted by Andrea Simon on Oct 26, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to find your "why," a key to happiness 

As you know, for our On The Brink podcasts I go looking for people who have a different perspective, something in their own journey that's worth sharing so you can learn from them and begin to think about yourself with some new, fresh ideas. Such a person is Matthew Korban, a Certified Health and Life Coach. With our SAMC clients we often say, If you really want to change, have a crisis or create one. Well, Matthew found himself in the middle of a major crisis, a health crisis, and it ended up changing his life. Today he's healthy and happy, and spends his time teaching others how they can be too. Take a listen.

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Topics: emotional intelligence

238: Simon Roberts—Do You Know Why We Need The Power Of Not Thinking?

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

Hear why anthropology should be part of your business plan!

It was an honor to speak with Simon Roberts on our On the Brink with Andi Simon podcast. Simon is a highly regarded business anthropologist with his firm Stripe Partners, serving clients across the globe with effective, innovative ethnographic and anthropological research. I am also a business (or corporate) anthropologist, and as we talked about both of our journeys, we realized how important it is for organizations of all sizes to understand how to step back and see themselves through a fresh lens an anthropological one. Need a fresh insight? Do listen in.

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Topics: Business Anthropology, Corporate Anthropology, anthropology

237: Dave Summers—How Can You Build Your Digital Brand Effectively?

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

Learn how to break through the clutter with your story

I met Dave Summers through Peter Winick’s roundtable for thought leaders. What a treat to get to know him. We spent our time talking about how you can build your brand digitally, creating a personality for yourself through social media. Quite quickly, social media has become an amazing set of tools for you to tell your story through videos, interviews, written materials and groups. If you are struggling during the economic recovery to build your business back again, you must listen to Dave and follow some of his how-tos. They are full of common sense that is often overlooked. If you need your story told, your brand built and your audience expanded, listen in.

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Topics: social marketing, social media

236: George Finney—Are Your Habits Making You A Cybersecurity Victim?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Oct 5, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Hear how to protect yourself from cybersecurity threats

We have done a number of podcast interviews on a topic that should be of great concern to you: cybersecurity. As an anthropologist, I am always fascinated by people’s habits. Your habits, as today's guest George Finney tells us, may make it easy for hackers to get into your data systems and make you and your organization easy victims, stealing your data, assuming your identity, and turning a good day into a nightmare. Perhaps now's the time for you to listen to George teach you how to change your habits so you can protect yourself. You really can't afford not to.

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Topics: busines model innovation, business leadership

235: Bill Sherman—The Time Is Right For Innovative Thought Leadership

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

Hear how you too can become a thought leader!

I had a lovely conversation recently with Bill Sherman, COO of Thought Leadership Leverage, an organization that supports thought leaders and the role they play in helping businesses understand how to develop and then capitalize on new ideas, growth strategies, and even their core purpose. In our podcast we discuss how thought leaders generate solutions to complex problems by helping companies large and small focus on their priorities. I urge you to listen in.

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Topics: business model innovation, business leadership

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

233: JD Gershbein—How Is LinkedIn Your New World For Building Networks?

Posted by Andrea Simon on Sep 14, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Learn how to leverage the power of LinkedIn! 

I met JD Gershbein through Peter Winick’s Thought Leadership Leverage roundtables which he so graciously invited me to join. JD is a LinkedIn expert and really understands how to help you leverage the world of social media. Our conversation focuses on the approaches you can take to create your own personal brand. Remember, the story you share becomes who you are, not just a story. And sharing that story, building a personal brand, and creating a business around “you” are essential in today’s new “normal." Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a true innovator.

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Topics: social marketing, social media

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

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