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Fierce Feminine Leadership

If you are ready to claim your power and change the world, then join women empowerment expert Eleanor Beaton for Fierce Feminine Leadership. Each week, Eleanor shares inspiring interviews with powerful women in business, along with practical tools and tricks you can use today to step into your power, smash your glass ceiling and take your seat at the tables where the big deals and decisions are made.
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Jun 30, 2017

Every day, we hear from women with incredible dreams. Dreams of achieving big things, big goals. Dreams of making an impact and connecting with thousands of people. The dream of doing more and making an impact on the world around you is a huge endeavor!

But what does it really take to achieve these big goals? What does it take to become the CEO of your company or to grow your business and become a speaker? What does it take to become one of the top 4-percent of powerhouse women leaders?

Last week, I was honored to share the stage with several powerhouse speakers, including Hillary Clinton and Rosario Dawson, at the Professional Business Women Association of California’s annual conference to talk about how the top 4-percent of women think. Today, I want to share with you some of the insight I have learned throughout my career of what it really takes to achieve the big goals in your professional career.

 

“The scope of your goals are in direct proportion to your willingness to do what is required to reach those goals.”

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • The missing piece of the equation preventing you from achieving your big goals and dreams.
  • Determining your willingness to achieve your goals.
  • The qualities that the top 4-percent of women leaders have that allow them to achieve their goals.

 

4 Qualities of the Top 4% of Women Leaders:

  1. Intentional
  2. Commitment
  3. Willing to do the work
  4. Willing to make sacrifices

 

My Challenge to You:

  • Think about the goal that you say you want.
  • Ask yourself if you would still want that goal if it took three times as long to achieve it
  • Ask yourself if you would still want it if it took three times the sacrifice to achieve it.

 

 

Love the show? Let us know!   

   

Are you a fan of the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast? If the tips and interviews we share in each episode have helped you gain the confidence and inspiration to become a better, more powerful leader, head on over to iTunes, subscribe to the show and leave your honest review to let us know! Each month, one lucky podcast reviewer will be selected to receive a free coaching session with me – Eleanor Beaton!    

   

What are you waiting for? Head on over to iTunes, subscribe and leave a review to enter your name into this month’s drawing!    

   

    

And, if you really want to ramp up your fierceness…    

   

Reach out to us for a free 30-minute Bold Women in Business Makeover Session with me or one of the fabulous coaches on my team!    

   

Explore your path and discover how you can be the fiercest lady-boss possible. Visit EleanorBeaton.com/Discover.    

   

   

   

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors   

  

This episode was made possible by our wonderful sponsors, BMO – Bank of Montreal.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 28, 2017

Powerful women leaders understand that the single most important thing they can do to up level their careers, businesses and lives is to focus on getting RESULTS. In this episode, Eleanor Beaton shows you one powerful concept you can use each day to radically improve your RESULTS.

Jun 26, 2017

As 2016 comes to a close, many fierce feminine leaders are starting to envision and plan what they want to accomplish in the upcoming year. Developing a strategy and action plan each year is a critical step to propelling your business forward, maintaining your already achieved momentum, and clearing a path so you can find your seat at the big tables.

Today, I want to share with you the types of people you should avoid in 2017. These are people who will inevitably derail your strategy to success, make you feel undervalued, self-conscious, and inhibit your performance.

 

For every hour you spend with a crazy-maker, you are going to spend about 5 to 10 hours paying for it.

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • Women who execute well and get stuff done are more successful because they manage their state of mind well.
  • Your ‘state’ – or state of mind – is how you feel, manage, and react to how you are feeling from one moment to the next.
  • Limiting your exposure to negative people – the crazy-makers – will help improve your ‘state’.

 

5 Common Crazy-Maker Categories to Edit Out of Your Life in 2017:

  1. The ‘Red Alert’ People – Those people who are always afraid, always see pitfalls, dangers or threats and want you to be afraid, too.
  2. The “Undermining’ People – Those who are jealous or feel threatened by what you are doing. The people who make you feel self-conscious about yourself or your work. These people will curb your creativity, effectiveness, and your ability to get things done.
  3. The “Constructive Feedback” People – People who give you ‘constructive feedback’ when you didn’t ask for it – even when they don’t know what they are talking about or their feedback isn’t helpful.
  4. The “It Should Have Happened Yesterday” People – Those who lack the patience or don’t realize that it takes time to execute things properly.
  5. The “Stuck in a Rut” People – The people who have their own problems, but refuse to do their own work to make a change. Those people who talk about the same issues and problems repeatedly without taking action.

 

My Challenge To You:

Surround yourself with people that have a different opinion than you, but do not to spend too much time with the crazy-makers that will bring you down and derail your progress and success.

Love the show? Let us know!  

 

Are you a fan of the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast? If the tips and interviews we share in each episode have helped you gain the confidence and inspiration to become a better, more powerful leader, head on over to iTunes, subscribe to the show and leave your honest review to let us know!  

Each month, one lucky podcast reviewer will be selected to receive a free coaching session with me – Eleanor Beaton!  

 

What are you waiting for? Head on over to iTunes, subscribe and leave your review to enter your name into this month’s drawing!  

 

And, if you really want to ramp up your fierceness…  

 

Reach out to us for a free 30-minute Bold Women in Business Makeover Session with me or one of the fabulous coaches on my team!  

Explore your path and discover how you can be the fiercest lady-boss possible.  

Visit EleanorBeaton.com/Discover  

 

Jun 19, 2017

Ekaterina Walter is a globally recognized business and marketing innovator, international speaker, and the author of The Wall Street Journal bestselling book Think Like Zuck and The Power of Visual Storytelling. After leaving her corporate career working with several Fortune 500 companies such as Intel and Accenture, she co-founded a startup that is now acquired by Sprinkler – a social media management platform.

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Today, she helps global companies build customer-centric digital transformation strategies and scaling plans. She has been featured in many major media publications including CNBC, ABC, Fox News, Forbes, Tech Crunch, Inc. Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. In 2013, she received the Marketer of the Year Award and was named number 3 on Forbes’ 2014 World’s Top 40 Social Media Marketing Talent.

She joins me today to share her unique insight and experience on building her personal brand, the importance of building your network and community, and why she believes that your customer service skills are what sets you apart from your competition.

 

“To be known, you have to be respected. Your reputation is your only currency.” – Ekaterina Walter

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • The importance of striving to do better in your personal and professional life
  • What it means to build customer-centric digital transformation strategies
  • How customer service helps you stand out in the noisy business world
  • Why you shouldn’t start with your personal brand and what to focus on instead
  • Building your network and community
  • How taking risks can create the biggest turning points in your career
  • The importance of people and purpose to your overall success

 

Ekaterina’s Powerful Success Tips:

  • Build your network and community
  • Evaluate your hiring process
  • Have a variety of experiences
  • Work hard
  • Understand when to pivot
  • Be flexible

 

Connect with Ekaterina Walter:

 

 

Love the show? Let us know!                        

                        

Are you a fan of the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast? If the tips and interviews we share in each episode have helped you gain the confidence and inspiration to become a better, more powerful leader, head on over to iTunes, subscribe to the show and leave your honest review to let us know! Each month, one lucky podcast reviewer will be selected to receive a free coaching session with me – Eleanor Beaton!                         

                        

What are you waiting for? Head on over to iTunes, subscribe and leave a review to enter your name into this month’s drawing!                         

                        

                         

And, if you really want to ramp up your fierceness…                         

                        

Reach out to us for a free 30-minute Bold Women in Business Makeover Session with me or one of the fabulous coaches on my team!                         

                        

Explore your path and discover how you can be the fiercest lady-boss possible. Visit EleanorBeaton.com/Discover.                         

                        

                        

               

               

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors                        

                       

This episode was made possible by our wonderful sponsors, BMO – Bank of Montreal – The Bank for Women.                      

                   

Join the conversation at BMO for Women to gain the insight, knowledge, and support you need to succeed and to truly understand how to manage your money!    

Jun 14, 2017

Many women struggle with self-confidence and courage – which often prevents them from achieving their true potential. Surrounding yourself with brave, courageous women is critically important as a fierce feminine leader and entrepreneur. It can help you step into your power and bring the best of who you are – unapologetically.

My guest today is powerhouse entrepreneur, Mandy Rennehan. Mandy is a blue-collar CEO and the founder of the retail construction company, FreshCo. FreshCo is the first and most successful full-service on call retail maintenance and construction company in the United States today. Mandy and her company have worked with countless retail giants including Tiffany & Co, Apple, NIKE, The Gap, Banana Republic, and Home Depot.

Mandy has been named as one of Canada’s top female entrepreneurs. Currently, she is one of the Women’s Executive Network’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, Profit Magazine’s Top W100, and Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEO’s. Additionally, she has been featured in the Globe & Mail, Financial Post, and the Business News Network. Today, she joins me to share how her experience as a talented athlete and 4-H member has helped shape who she is today. She also explains the impact that being herself and staying confident in her abilities has helped improve and grow her business to the highly-successful company that it is today.

 

“Women just need the permission to hear their voice and go after it.” – Mandy Rennehan

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • How she got started in the construction industry
  • How changing the way she sourced people on her team became one of the biggest turning points in her career
  • How being herself helped her grow her business
  • Hiring team members that align with your personality, ambition, and work ethic
  • Making the shift from “do-er” to CEO
  • How confidence led her to winning her first $3-Million contract
  • Others relate to those who are unafraid

 

3 Critical Factors of Scaling a Business:

  1. Identify when you are ready to grow
  2. Ask yourself: Are you prepared to put time into other people, technology, and the results of growth
  3. Ask yourself: Are you prepared for what might happen

 

Connect with Mandy Rennehan:

 

 

Love the show? Let us know!                        

                        

Are you a fan of the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast? If the tips and interviews we share in each episode have helped you gain the confidence and inspiration to become a better, more powerful leader, head on over to iTunes, subscribe to the show and leave your honest review to let us know! Each month, one lucky podcast reviewer will be selected to receive a free coaching session with me – Eleanor Beaton!                         

                        

What are you waiting for? Head on over to iTunes, subscribe and leave a review to enter your name into this month’s drawing!                         

                        

                         

And, if you really want to ramp up your fierceness…                         

                        

Reach out to us for a free 30-minute Bold Women in Business Makeover Session with me or one of the fabulous coaches on my team!                         

                        

Explore your path and discover how you can be the fiercest lady-boss possible. Visit EleanorBeaton.com/Discover.                         

                        

                        

               

               

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors                        

                       

This episode was made possible by our wonderful sponsors, BMO – Bank of Montreal – The Bank for Women.                      

                   

Join the conversation at BMO for Women to gain the insight, knowledge, and support you need to succeed and to truly understand how to manage your money!    

 

 

Jun 12, 2017

Courage is the fuel behind the fire of achieving major accomplishments for many fierce entrepreneurs. Without courage, it is nearly impossible to live out your purpose and to live a full, complete, and vibrant life. But all too often, we let our self-doubt get inside our head and overpower our courage – preventing us from achieving the amazing success we were destined for.

My guest today is Margie Warrell. Margie has been named by The Wall Street Journal as an international authority on courageous actions. She is the host of Raw Courage TV, an acclaimed keynote speaker and guest lecturer at Columbia and Georgetown Universities, and a certified Master Coach. She is also a highly sought-after expert commentator on several leading media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Redbook, Psychology Today, Fox News, and the Today Show. Her insights on courage, leadership, and business have been shaped by her work and interviews with several highly-respected industry leaders including Richard Branson, Bill Marriott, and Cathy Calvin.

Margie joins me on the show today to share how courage has played a role in her own life and provide some courage-building tips. She shares her journey into the entrepreneurial world and how she built her incredible global business that has impacted thousands of people around the world.

 

“When we are comfortable, our muscles for life start to wither.” – Margie Warrell

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • What inspired Margie to become the entrepreneur that she is today
  • How risk held her back early in her career
  • Looking at courage through the lens of risk
  • Listening to your inner voice before the “experts”
  • The importance of forging your own path, finding your own way, and trying different things
  • The benefits of building relationships and seizing opportunities
  • Understanding the sense of urgency and the importance of having patience
  • How her daily routines and “restorative rituals” help her protect and sustain a high level of energy

 

Connect with Margie Warrell:

 

 

Love the show? Let us know!                       

                       

Are you a fan of the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast? If the tips and interviews we share in each episode have helped you gain the confidence and inspiration to become a better, more powerful leader, head on over to iTunes, subscribe to the show and leave your honest review to let us know! Each month, one lucky podcast reviewer will be selected to receive a free coaching session with me – Eleanor Beaton!                        

                       

What are you waiting for? Head on over to iTunes, subscribe and leave a review to enter your name into this month’s drawing!                        

                       

                        

And, if you really want to ramp up your fierceness…                        

                       

Reach out to us for a free 30-minute Bold Women in Business Makeover Session with me or one of the fabulous coaches on my team!                        

                       

Explore your path and discover how you can be the fiercest lady-boss possible. Visit EleanorBeaton.com/Discover.                        

                       

                       

              

              

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors                       

                      

This episode was made possible by our wonderful sponsors, BMO – Bank of Montreal – The Bank for Women.                     

                  

Join the conversation at BMO for Women to gain the insight, knowledge, and support you need to succeed and to truly understand how to manage your money!   

 

 

Jun 9, 2017

As highly ambitious women, striving to reach our goals, dreams, and meet the needs of our clients often leads us to striving for the near-impossible – perfection. Highly ambitious, professional women and female entrepreneurs often find themselves spending countless hours changing, tweaking, revising, and polishing our work – whether it’s that next blog post or the next big course we want to launch – before we finally put it out into the world.

This “perfection addiction” is a common issue for many new and experienced entrepreneurs as well as highly ambitious, successful professional women. Today, I want to share with you my 5 powerhouse strategies for coping with – and overcoming – the perfect addiction.

 

“Embrace the mantra that ‘done’ truly is better than ‘perfect’.”

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • Overcoming the fear of “dropping the ball” when faced with the opportunity to scale and grow
  • Reconciling growth and ambition with perfection

 

5 Powerful Strategies to Cope with Perfection Addiction:

  1. Embrace constraints
  2. Embrace public accountability
  3. Release attachment to limiting relationships
  4. Find bold, imperfect role models
  5. Boss up, woman!

 

 

Grab Your Free Confidence Course!

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Grab Your Free Course Today!

 

 

Love the show? Let us know!                    

                    

Are you a fan of the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast? If the tips and interviews we share in each episode have helped you gain the confidence and inspiration to become a better, more powerful leader, head on over to iTunes, subscribe to the show and leave your honest review to let us know! Each month, one lucky podcast reviewer will be selected to receive a free coaching session with me – Eleanor Beaton!                     

                    

What are you waiting for? Head on over to iTunes, subscribe and leave a review to enter your name into this month’s drawing!                     

                    

                     

And, if you really want to ramp up your fierceness…                     

                    

Reach out to us for a free 30-minute Bold Women in Business Makeover Session with me or one of the fabulous coaches on my team!                     

                    

Explore your path and discover how you can be the fiercest lady-boss possible. Visit EleanorBeaton.com/Discover.                     

                    

                    

           

           

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors                    

                   

This episode was made possible by our wonderful sponsors, BMO – Bank of Montreal – The Bank for Women.                  

               

Join the conversation at BMO for Women to gain the insight, knowledge, and support you need to succeed and to truly understand how to manage your money!   

 

 

Jun 7, 2017

Whether we realize it or not, gender stereotypes and gender inequality often starts at an early age. In fact, if you have ever walked into a toy store or children’s clothing store, you may have seen this issue creeping up in the toys and clothes available for our young girls. My guest today is Jodi Bondi Norgaard, and she is on a mission to smash the gender stereotype that is currently trending in the toy industry – particularly with dolls.

Jodi is the founder and former owner of the Dream Big toy company – the company responsible for creating the Go! Go! Sports Girl line of dolls, books, and apps that encourage healthy and active play for girls. Today, she focuses her energy on speaking about issues regarding gender stereotypes, gender equality, and girl empowerment. On today’s episode, Jodi shares her experience and passion for educating others on gender stereotypes, her mission to empower young girls today to achieve their dreams beyond fashion, and shares what lead her to create a business around female empowerment.

 

“I feel so strongly about women rising to their full potential because we have so much to offer.” – Jodi Bondi Norgaard

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • What inspired her to create a sports doll that encouraged girls to be physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy
  • The “process and puzzle” of starting a doll company
  • How she sold 500 Go! Go! Sports Girl dolls to the U.S. Open – and sold out within six days
  • Her experience with displaying her product at Toy Fair
  • Why she put her mission first – instead of her business revenue and growth
  • How working with Wal-Mart was the turning point for her business
  • The biggest lesson she has learned as an entrepreneur when selling her business

 

Connect with Jodi Bondi Norgaard:

 

 

Love the show? Let us know!                      

                      

Are you a fan of the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast? If the tips and interviews we share in each episode have helped you gain the confidence and inspiration to become a better, more powerful leader, head on over to iTunes, subscribe to the show and leave your honest review to let us know! Each month, one lucky podcast reviewer will be selected to receive a free coaching session with me – Eleanor Beaton!                       

                      

What are you waiting for? Head on over to iTunes, subscribe and leave a review to enter your name into this month’s drawing!                       

                      

                       

And, if you really want to ramp up your fierceness…                       

                      

Reach out to us for a free 30-minute Bold Women in Business Makeover Session with me or one of the fabulous coaches on my team!                       

                      

Explore your path and discover how you can be the fiercest lady-boss possible. Visit EleanorBeaton.com/Discover.                       

                      

                      

             

             

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors                      

                     

This episode was made possible by our wonderful sponsors, BMO – Bank of Montreal – The Bank for Women.                    

                 

Join the conversation at BMO for Women to gain the insight, knowledge, and support you need to succeed and to truly understand how to manage your money!     

 

 

Jun 5, 2017

What makes you fascinating and intriguing to your clients, your customers, your business partners, and the people around you? Some of you may already be able to answer this question – and that is great! However, some of you may not realize the fascinating elements of yourself that make you intriguing to others. In fact, you may even believe there is nothing really fascinating about you at all.

My guest today, Sally Hogshead, is passionate about helping brands discover – or rediscover – what makes them fascinating to the people around them. Sally started her career in the advertising industry. In her early 20s, she skyrocketed to the top of the advertising profession and by the age of 24, she became the most award-winning advertising copywriter in the United States. She has worked on numerous advertising campaigns including Mini Cooper, Nike, Godiva Chocolate, and Coca Cola and her work has been displayed in the Smithsonian of American History.

By the age of 27, Sally opened her first advertising agency. Drawing on her remarkable branding legacy, she created The Fascination Advantage Assessment and wrote the book Fascinate: How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resist. The Fascination Advantage Assessment is the first algorithm to measure how the world views personal brands.

Sally has appeared frequently on national news media – including NBC’s Today show and The New York Times. She joins me today to share why she created The Fascination Advantage Assessment, how it can help you identify what makes you and your brand fascinating, and how identifying what makes you fascinating can help you market your business with more authority.

 

“You are fascinating. You don’t have to change. Just find those qualities and do more of it.” – Sally Hogshead

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • We have all killed off parts of our authentic selves in favor of playing it safe
  • When you shut your authentic-self down – you are denying the world that “spark”
  • How The Fascination Advantage Assessment can help you rediscover your “spark”
  • How identifying how you are different and what you do best can help you develop and improve how you market your brand

 

Sally’s Advice to Fierce Feminine Leaders:

The world is not changed by people who sort of care. The world is changed by people who passionately, irrationally, excitedly care. It is changed by you. In order to do that, you have to know how the world sees you. Once you know how the world sees you – it’s game on!

 

Get Your Fascination Advantage Assessment Today!

Visit Fascinate.com/you and enter the secret code: FIERCE17 (not case sensitive) to claim your free Fascination Advantage Assessment today!

 

 

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Jun 2, 2017

Mansplainers. Ladies, you know what they are – even if you’ve never heard the term. Mansplaining is a blend of the words “man” and “explaining.” Its when you are explaining something to someone – most often a man to a woman – in such a way that is condescending or patronizing.

Today’s episode is all about the mansplainer. As you listen to today’s show, I want you to ask yourself: “Am I a mansplainer?”

Mansplaining has become a commonality throughout our lives and cultures. In fact, research has shown that female doctors are twice as likely to be interrupted by their patients as male doctors. Until recently, mansplaining has affected primarily women, but today, the tables are beginning to shift as more and more women begin to assert themselves professionally.

So, how do you know if you are a mansplainer?

 

5 Signs You Are A Mansplainer

  1. You lack the self-awareness to recognize – even after you’ve learned the description – whether or not you are a manslplainer. (For example: you’ve heard my description of a mansplainer, and still haven’t asked yourself if you fall into this description.)
  2. You automatically think you know more than women and it is your place to mentor, guide, and advise them? #HeresYourSign
  3. You frequently interrupt women on a regular basis.
  4. Women around you are not coming to you with their thoughts and ideas.
  5. You don’t ask many – if any – open-ended questions.

  

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