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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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Oct 30, 2018

 

What separates the high-performing leaders from the average performers? What actions do celebrity stars like Beyonce and NFL superstar Tom Brady take to ensure they perform at the highest levels? If there was one thing you could do to ensure your success as a fierce feminine leader - what would it be?

Practice.

On today’s episode, I share why practicing your leadership skills is critical for becoming a high-performing leader. I explain why learning a new skill or starting a new business or project can put you at a higher risk of throwing in the towel and giving up. I also explain the difference between complex skills and component skills, the importance of identifying your key component skills, and share strategies to help you practice - and master - your component skills.

  

“When you think about high-performers - they spend a ton of time practicing their skills.” - Eleanor Beaton

 

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • What separates high-performers from average performers.
  • Why it’s critical to practice new skills.
  • The difference between complex skills and component skills.
  • The importance of identifying and practicing your key component skills.
  • How breaking complex skills into simpler skills helps you improve.
  • The importance of setting small, actionable weekly goals.
  • The importance of overestimating the time it will take to practice a new skill.
  • The importance of working with a coach, mentor, or advisor.
  • How being attached to results and ROI impacts your performance.
  • The importance of staying in-tune with the “beginner’s mindset” as you practice new skills.

 

 

5 Steps to Improve Your Component Skills:

  1. Identify your high-performance inputs.
  2. Break complex skills into simpler component skills.
  3. Set quick-hit process goals.
  4. Overestimate the time required.
  5. Practice with a devoted coach.

 

 

Fierce Leadership Quotes:

  • “You’ve got to sharpen the saw. Practice, practice, practice.” - Eleanor Beaton
  • “In our world of frenzied action, it is so easy to underestimate the time that we need to prepare and plan.” - Eleanor Beaton
  • “When you’re moving into a new level of leadership; when you’re moving into a new level of growth; when you’re looking to master a new skill set - that attachment to results and ROI actually impedes your ability to grow - and your performance.” - Eleanor Beaton

 

 

Resources Mentioned: 

 

Grab Your Ticket to the Power. Presence. Position. 3-Day Workshop!

Are you ready to ramp up your leadership skills, have more confidence in your instincts, cope with criticism and lead with conviction? Are you ready to unleash your inner-CEO and authentically position yourself in a category of ONE? Join me in Toronto, Canada on November 2-4 for the Power. Presence. Position. Workshop - the 3-day workshop designed to help you up-level your power, presence, and position within your business or organization.

Grab your ticket to the Power. Presence. Position. 3-Day Workshop today!

 

 

Join the Exclusive Incubator Program! 

Are you ready to build, leverage, and scale your business to the next level? Ready to maximize your leadership skills and grow your business to 7-figures and beyond? Join our Incubator Program - the 12-month high-octane program that blends leadership strategy, accountability, and business building support to help you propel your business to the next level and increase your earning power. Head over to EleanorBeaton.com to learn more about The Incubator Program and submit your application today!

 

 

Dial-Up Your Impact, Influence, and Income in 2018      

Are you ready to take your leadership and influence to the next level in 2018? Join the Impact & Influence Leadership Lab for Women with Eleanor Beaton – the world’s premier leadership training and implementation program designed specifically for female leaders! This is an 8-week mentoring program for professional, ambitious women in business who are ready to take their leadership skills to the next level and truly step into their power. Visit the Leadership Lab for Women website to see all of the amazing content, tools, and services you will receive by registering today to claim your seat at the table!  

 

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 youreally want to ramp up your fierceness…

Reach out to us for a free30-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.

 

 

Oct 25, 2018

As part of our month-long series of powerhouse women leaders in STEM, my guest today is the Deputy Commissioner in the New York City Department of Health, Dr. Aletha Maybank. Dr. Aletha has a Bachelor’s degree from John Hopkins University, a medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine, and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She is a pediatrician and is board certified in preventative medicine and public health.

Dr. Maybank is the founding Director of the Center for Health Equity with a mission to bring an exclusive focus on health equity in all medical departments. Additionally, she has successfully launched the Office for Minority Health and was the founding Director of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services from 2006 to 2009.

Today, Dr. Maybank explains her role in founding the Artemis Association – an association that supports women of color getting accepted into medical schools and physician practices – as well as the secrets to her success that has helped her build the amazing career she has today.

 

“You have to believe, also, that you can do it and that you do belong here.” – Dr. Aletha Maybank

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • What prompted Dr. Maybank to shift from clinical work to community advocacy
  • How her childhood experiences shaped her career path and choices
  • Her biggest career turning point and the lessons she learned from it
  • Why racial and gender equity is so important in STEM fields

 

Dr. Maybank’s Top 4 Success Tips for Fierce Feminine Leaders:

  1. Always believe in yourself and who you are.
  2. Create opportunities. Find ways to make yourself valuable.
  3. Be extra sharp. Really know your stuff.
  4. Have courage and discipline.

Download the tip sheet HERE.

 

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.            

           

Register for Your Million Dollar Message Women’s Leadership Retreat  

Are you interested in creating a powerful signature speech, owning your leadership presence, and leveraging it to receive breakout business results in 2017? Register for Eleanor’s Million Dollar Message Women’s Leadership Retreat – an exquisite, 3-day face-to-face retreat with powerhouse women leaders in Toronto, Canada.   

  

If you’d like to explore how you can deliver your message to the world and use it to take your business to the next level, join our group of powerhouse female leaders on May 26-28 in Toronto. For more details and register for this amazing, powerful event, visit YourMillionDollarMessageRetreat.com  

  

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!       

 

Oct 23, 2018

Have you ever had the experience of having things go really well in your life and career, but you begin to obsess over when the other shoe will drop? This feeling - the feeling that things are too good to be true, that something bad is bound to happen - is common. It’s called The Upper Limit Phenomenon, and it often impacts high-performing fierce feminine leaders.

Today, I explain The Upper Limit Phenomenon and how it impacts fierce feminine leaders. I explain how it can manifest itself in your business and relationships and how it can prevent you from achieving your next level of success. I also explain how your upper limit problem is often connected to your limiting beliefs and share strategies to help you overcome them.

 

 

 

“The Upper Limit Problem can be a really sneaky thing that kicks in when you are in the middle of jumping into a new and elevated level of leadership and success in your life.” - Eleanor Beaton

 

 

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

 

  • How the upper limit problem often manifests itself in your life and career.
  • How the upper limit phenomenon can prevent you from reaching your next level of success.
  • The connection between your limiting beliefs and the upper limit problem.
  • How to overcome your upper limit problem.

 

 

Fierce Leadership Quotes:

 

  • “The upper limit problem is a phenomenon that happens where we have an inner thermostat that governs just how happy we can be, how successful we can be, and how wealthy we can be.” - Eleanor Beaton
  • “Take time to reflect on what stories or limiting beliefs you currently have that are holding you back from truly enjoying the success and abundance that is out there for you.” - Eleanor Beaton

 

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

 

 

 

Grab Your Ticket to the Power. Presence. Position. 3-Day Workshop!

Are you ready to ramp up your leadership skills, have more confidence in your instincts, cope with criticism and lead with conviction? Are you ready to unleash your inner-CEO and authentically position yourself in a category of ONE? Join me in Toronto, Canada on November 2-4 for the Power. Presence. Position. Workshop - the 3-day workshop designed to help you up-level your power, presence, and position within your business or organization.

Grab your ticket to the Power. Presence. Position. 3-Day Workshop today!

 

 

Join the Exclusive Incubator Program!

 

Are you ready to build, leverage, and scale your business to the next level? Ready to maximize your leadership skills and grow your business to 7-figures and beyond? Join our Incubator Program - the 12-month high-octane program that blends leadership strategy, accountability, and business building support to help you propel your business to the next level and increase your earning power. Head over to EleanorBeaton.com to learn more about The Incubator Program and submit your application today!

 

 

Dial Up Your Impact, Influence, and Income in 2018      

Are you ready to take your leadership and influence to the next level in 2018? Join the Impact & Influence Leadership Lab for Women with Eleanor Beaton – the world’s premier leadership training and implementation program designed specifically for female leaders! This is a 8-week mentoring program for professional, ambitious women in business who are ready to take their leadership skills to the next level and truly step into their power. Visit the Leadership Lab for Women website to see all of the amazing content, tools, and services you will receive by registering today to claim your seat at the table!  

 

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 youreally want to ramp up your fierceness…

Reach out to us for a free30-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.

 

Oct 18, 2018

My aunt – Linda Davies, a former investment banker who moved on to become an internationally best-selling author of financial thrillers for adults and adventure story author for young adults, has been an amazingly Fierce Feminine Leader that I have looked up to as a young adult and entrepreneur. If you’ve listened to the Fierce Feminine Leadership podcast for a while, you may remember my interview with Linda in Episode 29, where she shared her story and we discussed taking risks in your life, your business, and your career.

Aunt Linda has taught me many valuable lessons. One of the most impactful lessons I have learned is how powerful the words I use to describe myself are, and why it’s important to be ruthlessly loving with the words you use to describe yourself.

On today’s episode, I’m going to share with you how to be ruthlessly loving with your words and how learning this skill can positively impact your mindset, your life, your business, and your career.

 

Your words are so powerful.

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • How the words you use to describe yourself, your business, or your career can impact your sense of achievement and success.
  • As a leader, it is critically important that you face the truth – but don’t undermine yourself with your own words.
  • Identify the difference between what is true and what your intentions are for improvement.
  • When you undermine yourself with your own words, you not only break trust with yourself – you also subtly erode the confidence that other people have in you.

 

My Challenge to You:

  • Understand that your words are powerful.
  • Notice the words you use to describe yourself.
  • Reframe your words in a way that is resourceful and loving.

 

Dial-Up Your Impact, Influence, and Income in 2017       

     

Are you ready to take your leadership and influence to the next level in 2017? Join the Impact & Influence Leadership Lab for Women with Eleanor Beaton – the world’s premier leadership training and implementation program designed specifically for female leaders! This is a 6-week mentoring program for professional, ambitious women in business who are ready to take their leadership skills to the next level and truly step into their power. Visit the Leadership Lab for Women website to see all of the amazing content, tools, and services you will receive by registering today to claim your seat at the table!

 

Enrollment ends January 22, 2017.

      

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           

  

 

Oct 16, 2018

Galina Antova is a cybersecurity entrepreneur and co-founder of Claroty - a purpose-built cybersecurity platform for industrial IoT networks. Throughout her extensive career, she has worked with big-name companies such as Siemens and IBM. In 2011 she was awarded the prestigious MBA scholarship with IMD Future Leaders, to compliment her Bachelors in Computer Science. Also a mentor with SparkLabs, she is passionate about instilling her knowledge in future entrepreneurs and supporting women in in S.T.E.M careers.

Today, Galina joins me to discuss the exponential growth of Claroty and how she liaises with employees, investors and beyond. She shares her views on the ever-changing-face of cyber-security, discusses her tactics for achieving success, and explains how to navigate male-dominated realms while managing your mental and physical well-being. She also shares her top tips and recommendations for fast growth and deliberate leadership, plus a little insight into what’s next for her and Claroty.

 

“Sometimes you make mistakes. It’s really important to realize when a mistake has been made and correct that mistake immediately.” - Galina Antova 

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

 

  • What she loves about the cybersecurity industry.
  • The areas of business that we don’t realize need cybersecurity.
  • The ‘perfect storm’ of industrial cybersecurity.
  • Legacy products that leave our businesses at risk.
  • Claroty’s growth in threat culture.
  • How the Israeli army and Claroty ended up working together.
  • How to get in front of the decision makers of a company.
  • What to look for in investors.
  • How she has successfully grown the company very rapidly.
  • How to hire ‘trusted lieutenants’.
  • Managing yourself - including your mental and physical energy.
  • Navigating a male-dominated industry.

 

 

Galina Antova’s Advice for Fierce Feminine Leaders:

 

  1. Recognize the help you’ve had and utilize existing ecosystems.
  2. When looking for investments or help, get in front of the decision makers as much as possible.
  3. The right thing is normally the hardest thing!

 

 

Fierce Leadership Quotes:

 

  • “When we talk about the cybersecurity of operational technology networks, those are actually the networks that literally run the world.” - Galina Antova
  • “If we focus on the easy things to achieve, we only get a temporary sense of achievement.” - Galina Antova
  • “If it makes you anxious, it’s probably the right thing to do.” - Galina Antova

 

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

 

 

Connect with Galina Antova:

 

 

 

 

 

Grab Your Ticket to the Power. Presence. Position. 3-Day Workshop!

Are you ready to ramp up your leadership skills, have more confidence in your instincts, cope with criticism and lead with conviction? Are you ready to unleash your inner-CEO and authentically position yourself in a category of ONE? Join me in Toronto, Canada on November 2-4 for the Power. Presence. Position. Workshop - the 3-day workshop designed to help you up-level your power, presence, and position within your business or organization.

Grab your ticket to the Power. Presence. Position. 3-Day Workshop today!

 

 

Join the Exclusive Incubator Program!

 

Are you ready to build, leverage, and scale your business to the next level? Ready to maximize your leadership skills and grow your business to 7-figures and beyond? Join our Incubator Program - the 12-month high-octane program that blends leadership strategy, accountability, and business building support to help you propel your business to the next level and increase your earning power. Head over to EleanorBeaton.com to learn more about The Incubator Program and submit your application today!

 

 

Dial Up Your Impact, Influence, and Income in 2018      

Are you ready to take your leadership and influence to the next level in 2018? Join the Impact & Influence Leadership Lab for Women with Eleanor Beaton – the world’s premier leadership training and implementation program designed specifically for female leaders! This is a 8-week mentoring program for professional, ambitious women in business who are ready to take their leadership skills to the next level and truly step into their power. Visit the Leadership Lab for Women website to see all of the amazing content, tools, and services you will receive by registering today to claim your seat at the table!  

 

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 youreally want to ramp up your fierceness…

Reach out to us for a free30-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.

Oct 11, 2018

Women have been successful in moving into the middle management positions within their companies and organizations, but despite the number of women’s initiative events, social gatherings, and conferences, the number of women in senior leadership roles has barely moved over the last few decades. Many women initiative event organizers host events that provide little more than a way for the group of women within their organizations to gather, chat, and network with each other.

How do you invigorate the female leaders in your organization? What can you do to truly support and help the women in your company grow and develop new skills to advance in their careers?

On today’s episode, I’m going to share with you a few powerful tips that I use when working with businesses and organizations hosting women’s initiative events. These powerful tips can help any organization ramp up their program and empower their female leaders to step into their power and achieve their true potential within their organization.

 

“If you are going to bring people together, it’s got to be more than just a networking event.”

 

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • Why organizations should train women on how to deal with unconscious gender bias.
  • Why the CEO and men in senior leadership roles should also attend women’s initiative events.
  • When it comes to diversity inclusion, there is no such thing as one and done.

 

3 Tips to Invigorate Your Women’s Initiative Events:

  1. Ensure the programming supports your women to overcome unconscious gender bias.
  2. Involve your senior leadership in the programming – especially the men.
  3. Make it part of a more comprehensive program.

 

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.  

 

Oct 9, 2018

Do you ever feel invisible in your organization? Despite all of the positive work you do to help your company move the needle toward achieving its goals and the impact you are making on your company’s strategic direction - perhaps you’re not achieving your personal, professional goals and ambitions. Perhaps you’re getting overlooked for promotions in positions you feel you’re highly qualified for, have the skills necessary to succeed, and can really help you shine as a fierce leader.

 

On today’s episode, I discuss the three fallacies that hold many fierce feminine leaders back from advancing their careers and getting promoted to powerful positions in their organizations. I explain why promotions aren’t always based on your abilities, skills, and qualifications and what you can do to stand out. I also explain the importance of owning your accomplishments instead of seeking validation, how to effectively and strategically communicate your accomplishments to those in a position of power, and why you - fierce one - need to take control over your professional development, career advancement, and career trajectory.

 

“Wanting recognition - desiring it - does not mean you are a bad person. It means you are a practical person.” - Eleanor Beaton

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

 

  • Common biases in place at many organizations.
  • Why promotions aren’t always based on your skills, abilities, or qualifications.
  • The importance of standing out in your organization and how it can lead to getting promoted.
  • The importance of maximizing status differences and its impact on getting promoted.
  • The difference between how men and women “stand out” in their organizations.
  • The importance of owning your accomplishments instead of seeking validation.
  • How to effectively, constructively, and strategically communicate your accomplishments.
  • How to be identified as a high-potential employee.
  • The importance of taking control of your life, your career, and your personal development.

 

Fierce Leadership Quotes:

  • “As a woman, sometimes our value of equality, egalitarianism, and meritocracy can sometimes hold us back from standing out.” - Eleanor Beaton
  • “Results don’t actually You do.” - Eleanor Beaton
  • “It is the act of owning your accomplishments and strategically and constructively communicating those accomplishments - that’s the win.” - Eleanor Beaton

 

Five Reasons You Didn’t Get Promoted In Your Job

Are you tired of being passed up year after year on landing the promotions of your dream? You have amazing ideas that can completely change the trajectory of your business, but somehow, you’re not achieving your next level of success and getting the next promotion that can impact your career and help you break through your glass ceiling.

If this sounds like you, join me for a 60-minute training on the five key reasons many women are often overlooked for career-advancing promotions. You’ll also learn why and how feminine ambition and drive can often be misunderstood or misinterpreted and how it can impact your promotability.

Visit EleanorBeaton.com/Promotion to learn more and register for the Five Reasons You Didn’t Get Promoted in Your Job free, 60-minute training.

 

Grab Your Ticket to the Power. Presence. Position. 3-Day Workshop!

Are you ready to ramp up your leadership skills, have more confidence in your instincts, cope with criticism and lead with conviction? Are you ready to unleash your inner-CEO and authentically position yourself in a category of ONE? Join me in Toronto, Canada on November 2-4 for the Power. Presence. Position. Workshop - the 3-day workshop designed to help you up-level your power, presence, and position within your business or organization.

Grab your ticket to the Power. Presence. Position. 3-Day Workshop today!

 

 

Join the Exclusive Incubator Program!

 

Are you ready to build, leverage, and scale your business to the next level? Ready to maximize your leadership skills and grow your business to 7-figures and beyond? Join our Incubator Program - the 12-month high-octane program that blends leadership strategy, accountability, and business building support to help you propel your business to the next level and increase your earning power. Head over to EleanorBeaton.com to learn more about The Incubator Program and submit your application today!

 

 

Dial-Up Your Impact, Influence, and Income in 2018      

Are you ready to take your leadership and influence to the next level in 2018? Join the Impact & Influence Leadership Lab for Women with Eleanor Beaton – the world’s premier leadership training and implementation program designed specifically for female leaders! This is an 8-week mentoring program for professional, ambitious women in business who are ready to take their leadership skills to the next level and truly step into their power. Visit the Leadership Lab for Women website to see all of the amazing content, tools, and services you will receive by registering today to claim your seat at the table!  

 

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 youreally want to ramp up your fierceness…

Reach out to us for a free30-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.

 

 

Oct 4, 2018

Video games have towered over many industry in terms of bringing new innovations and products to the marketplace quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively. So how can you take a page from their game plan and use it in your own business to launch a highly successful, innovative new product or service idea quickly and effectively?

My guest today is Amy Jo Kim. Amy has a background in neuroscience, computer science, and psychology and is an expert in the fields of video game design and online community architecture. She has been responsible for a wide variety of game designs such as The Sims and Ultima Online, and is well-known for her work in applying game design strategies and techniques into online and mobile services. Amy joins me on the show today to share how she helps entrepreneurs and innovators build their products faster, smarter, and innovate successfully through “game thinking,” the characteristics of highly successful innovations, and the insight she has learned from working with these products and services that can help other innovators and entrepreneurs launch their next big idea successfully.

 

“The process looks messy, alliterative, and half-baked while you are in the middle of it, but this is how innovation happens.” – Amy Jo Kim

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • What is “game thinking” and why you should think like a game designer
  • What is “deep learning” and how it can help you work smarter and faster
  • The common characteristics of successful innovations
  • Having the humility to be genuinely curious about what works in your idea – as well as what doesn’t
  • Doubling down on your super powers to get 10X results – 10 times faster
  • The difference between your aspirations and your super powers
  • Who you really need to talk to in the early stages of creating an innovative product or service
  • How listening to your customers and clients can help you get innovative ideas for new products and services
  • Iterating your core learning loop

 

What It Takes to Bring a Great Idea to Life:

  1. Think like a scientist. Be able to hold a vision and be actively interested in what is wrong with your ideas.
  2. Know what stage you are at and who to test your idea on.
  3. Find the smallest bit of value – the starting point of your experience – and prototype that.
Click here for the free Cultivating Your New Product Idea worksheet

 

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Oct 2, 2018

Lia Diagnostics was co-founded by Bethany Edwards and Anna Simpson, who met while completing the University of Pennsylvania's Integrated Product Design Program. Both with undergraduate degrees in artistic subjects, the two have created a Fast Company’s 2018 World Changing Ideas Award winner - the Lia pregnancy test. The Lia is a disposable, biodegradable and completely discreet pregnancy test. It’s FDA approved, over 99% accurate and set to change the world of early pregnancy diagnostics.

 

Bethany and Anna join me to discuss their journey, from concept to conception, and how thinking outside the box inspired the creativity and innovation that ultimately led to the development of the world’s first flushable pregnancy test. They share their joint belief system, their love of learning and how they influenced an industry that has remained unchanged for decades. They also explain the trials of working in manufacturing and the challenges they faced when approaching investors and funding circles.

 

 

“It’s not about perfection in the beginning.” - Bethany Edwards.

 

 

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

 

  • The issues with current pregnancy tests.
  • How their childhoods influenced their entrepreneurial spirit and ingenuity.
  • Their own experience in the fields of science and math as lacking in female representation.
  • What the Lia test is and why it’s different.
  • The circumstances that brought Bethany and Anna together.
  • The experience of committing to the process.
  • Thinking about who’s in the room and why your product matters to
  • How the diagnostic industry, and other industries, are changing and innovating.
  • Key challenges in their journey.
  • How to become a more persuasive speaker.
  • What they look for in employees as they level up.
  • What’s next for Lia.
  • Their life lessons and key pieces of advice.

 

 

Bethany & Anna’s Advice for Fierce Feminine Leaders:

 

  1. Surround yourself with people who can teach and support you.
  2. You never know where inspiration might come from. Learn from everything.
  3. Curiosity is a powerful driver. Lead with questions.
  4. Personal connections make a difference. Show up!
  5. Do not stop learning and keep leveling up.

 

Fierce Leadership Quotes:

 

  • “Benefit from being from being different and know that there is a benefit in being different from the status quo.” - Bethany Edwards
  • “Being an entrepreneur is truly a lifestyle.” - Bethany Edwards
  • “If you don’t know what to do next, just do something!” - Anna Simpson

 

 

 

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If this sounds like you, join me for a 60-minute training on the five key reasons many women are often overlooked for career-advancing promotions. You’ll also learn why and how feminine ambition and drive can often be misunderstood or misinterpreted and how it can impact your promotability.

Visit EleanorBeaton.com/Promotion to learn more and register for the Five Reasons You Didn’t Get Promoted in Your Job free, 60-minute training.

 

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