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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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Apr 24, 2017

What are your “wins?” If you are like many of the fierce feminine leaders that I coach, mentor, and teach – you probably answer that question by starting with: “Well, this isn’t much of a win, but…” or, “I’m not really good at this, but…”

Does that sound like you?

On today’s episode, I want to talk to you about the things that many ambitious women say about themselves and how they “show up” in today’s modern business world. After all, the way you show up, the things you say about yourself, and the confidence you have about yourself and your accomplishments is often the lasting impression that other people remember about you.

 

Diminishing ourselves can become an unfortunate habit that reinforces itself.

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • Showing up authentically and with power
  • The difference between being dishonest with yourself about your abilities and being intentional about how you show up to others
  • The power of being confident in yourself, your abilities, and your accomplishments

 

 Receive your free Weekly Wins Worksheet 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!    

 

 

Apr 21, 2017

What are the three most powerful skills a female leader in business needs to succeed in a highly competitive, male-dominant industry? Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia is a powerhouse female STEM leader and the President and CEO of the organization, Digital Nova Scotia – a nonprofit organization that helps develop digital technology throughout the Canadian region. Her organization is making some serious waves in their growth and impact on the digital economy as well as profiling and supporting women in the digital sector.

Ulrike’s career spans 5 geographic regions and she’s a multi-lingual, award-winning entrepreneur who has been named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women for two consecutive years, a WCT Wave Maker, a Top 50 CEO by the Atlantic Business Magazine, as well as one of the 40 Top Change Makers in Canada by Canadian Living. She has also received the esteemed Progress Women’s Excellent Award.

Ulrike has over 20 years of global experience in the information and communications technology industry and on today’s episode, she shares her story of how she went from a background in artistry to one of the most successful female leaders in the digital technology industries. She also shares the top three most powerful skills she believes every female leader needs to truly succeed in business, in life, in order to shatter the glass ceiling, overcome gender bias, and pave the way for true gender equality and diversity.

 

“Entrepreneurship is an attitude and a mindset.” – Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia

 

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • The three key elements of successful female leaders
  • Having a natural tendency to confront and conquer challenges
  • Assessing yourself – honestly and frequently – and the impact it can have on you as a leader
  • Handling feedback
  • Reframing big challenges as opportunities
  • Overcoming gender bias

 

Ulrike’s Advice to Fierce Feminine Leaders:

  • If you see something that you feel is too big for you – it might not be too big. Just go for it.
  • Find your way. Always learn and interact with people to understand and ask questions.
  • Don’t take things personally.

 

Ulrike’s Top 3 Success Tips to Emerging Feminine Leaders:

  1. Have a positive attitude.
  2. Be authentic. Be yourself.
  3. Be adaptable. Those that are most adaptable survive – not those that are most intelligent.

 

Connect with Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia:

 

 Download the Tip Sheet with Ulrike's Insight's 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.         

             

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!   

 

Apr 19, 2017

In episode 151 of the Fierce Feminine Leadership podcast, Amy Jo Kim provided powerful insight from the game design industry on ways you can create innovative ideas and turn them into highly successful products and services. During the conversation, the idea of “killing your darlings” came up numerous times as well as why it’s important to evaluate, assess, and let go of the things that are not working for your project, business, or organization.

Today, I want to discuss what it means to “kill your darlings” and why taking this step is often one of the hardest for many entrepreneurs and female leaders. I also want to share the positive impact that letting go of what’s not working can have on your business or organization once you get past the emotional aspect of “killing your baby” and begin pruning it to perfection as well as share some key questions you should ask to help identify what is working, what’s not working, and what your next steps should be.

When you’re willing to kill off the darlings to preserve the body of strength of your work, you will find that not only do you develop a deeper sense of confidence, but your relationship with your tribe and overall effectiveness is greatly enhanced.

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • The emotional aspect of killing your darlings
  • Why it’s important to prune what’s not working to make room for things that work
  • Utilizing feedback from “fussy” clients and customers

 

3 “Darling Killing” Questions You Should Be Asking:

  1. What should you keep doing because it’s working?
  2. What should you stop doing because it is not working?
  3. What should you start doing because it would be even more helpful?

Click here for the free How to Kill Your Darlings worksheet

 

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!  

 

Apr 10, 2017

Have you ever thought about how your clothes impact your self-esteem and the way you feel? Whether you are stepping out on a stage to give a presentation to a massive audience, dressing for success for a day at the office, or you’re wearing your “comfy clothes” while running the kids to soccer practice, your style and the clothes you wear have an impact on the way you feel about yourself, your success, and how you present yourself to the world.

On today’s episode, my guest is personal stylist Maegan Watson. Maegan is a dear friend and colleague of mine and the founder of Watson Style Group – a group dedicated to creating wardrobes that help people feel the way they want and love the way they look. She has over 10 years of experience helping women transform their wardrobes and put an end to the seemingly unending question: “What should I wear today?” Maegan shares her thoughts on how style is different from fashion and the insights she has learned from conducting hundreds of in-depth conversations and interviews with women about their style and how it affects their overall view of themselves and how they feel.

                                                                                               

“When we have a wardrobe or an outfit that reminds us of what we want, they become an anchor.” – Maegan Watson

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • Style is creating the image that is going to make you know yourself on a deeper level.
  • All women want the same things when it comes to style – they all want to be able to reflect something about themselves.
  • Reflecting your personal and professional mission through your style and wardrobe.
  • Addressing the idea that style is frivolous or meaningless and why it’s important.
  • The process Maegan uses to personalize wardrobes for her clients.
  • The dynamic approach her team uses to support her clients wardrobe transformations.

 

Maegan’s Tips for Enhancing Your Style:

  • Stop focusing on how you look. Focus on how you feel in outfits.

 

Connect with Maegan Watson:

 

 

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 MontrealThe Bank for Women.  

 

 

Mar 31, 2017

Corporate boards – the prestigious, upper echelon seats of corporate companies and organizations around the world. Thousands of women around the world dream of having a seat at these tables, to have a voice during these important meetings, and to make an impact for their company or organization.

But, how do you get a seat at the big tables where decisions are made? How do you get your voice and ideas heard and respected by your corporate peers?

My guest today is Deborah Rosati, an accomplished corporate director on a mission to help women take their rightful place at the big tables. She is an entrepreneur, professional accountant, and certified corporate director with more than 30 years of experience in technology, consumer retail, private equity, and venture capital. Deborah is the co-founder of Women Get on Board – a leading member-based company that connects, promotes, and empowers women to corporate boards.

Deborah joins me on the show today to share the tools, strategies, and insight on how to find your voice, challenge ideas and ask thought-provoking questions – in a group setting – in an effective way. She also shares her career advice to help you step up your game and take a seat at the big tables within your organization.

 

“Use your confidence to embrace change.” – Deborah Rosati

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • Why it is important to have more women serving on corporate boards.
  • Deborah’s opinion of mandated quotas for women on corporate boards.
  • Career development tips to advance your career and have a seat at the big tables.
  • Why it is important to arrive early or stay late at board meetings.

 

 

3 Critical Strategies for Women to Get on Boards:

  1. Be fearless.
  2. Get involved in your community.
  3. Challenge yourself, explore new opportunities, and ask questions.

 

 

Connect with Deborah Rosati:

 

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 MontrealThe Bank for Women

 

 

Mar 27, 2017

Over the last decade, social media has become a major marketing tool for many businesses and entrepreneurs. The power of video marketing – especially YouTube – has created a firestorm for small businesses, solopreneurs, and corporate entities as a way to give customers a better, more visual way, to get to know and connect with their favorite brands.

My guest today is Sunny Lenarduzzi, and award-winning video, social media, and online business strategist that is passionate about helping companies across multiple industries leverage the power of video marketing to build their business and create the life they love. She is a powerhouse international speaker and online entrepreneur with a YouTube channel that has been cited by Forbes as one of the 20 Must Watch YouTube Channels That Will Change Your Business as well as one of the top online female entrepreneurs to watch in 2017 by The Huffington Post Magazine.

 

Sunny joins me on the show today to share her story, how she transitioned from an acting career to a journalist to settling into her passion and becoming the powerhouse entrepreneur that she is today. She shares helpful tips and advice for creating your social strategy and how to use videos to own your niche.

 

“The key to owning your niche is sharing content that is valuable to your target audience and ideal customer.” – Sunny Lenarduzzi

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • What is a social strategy?
  • The difference between a social strategy and social tactics.
  • Her content planning strategy.
  • Building your brand, your audience, and monetizing your business.

 

What to Consider Including in Your Social Strategy:

  • Content tiers and categories
  • Your brand manifesto and overarching vision
  • Your persona, voice, and punctuation.

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

Connect with Sunny Lenarduzzi:

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

Mar 13, 2017

Right now is an incredibly exciting time for the state of small business. Thousands of people around the world are getting inspired to start a business, work for themselves, and follow their passions. In fact, statistics have shown that over the last 20 years, the growth rate of non-employer businesses in the United States has grown by a whopping 62%! Payroll jobs, however, have only grown by about 12%. More and more people around the world are realizing the shaky ground that is occurring throughout “traditional employment” and deciding to take action and take their fate into their own hands. 

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Today, fierce ones, I am talking with author, speaker, and business strategist, Tara Gentile. Tara is a regular instructor on the CreativeLive series and has been featured in many publications including FastCompany, Forbes, and Design Sponge. She has also been featured in The New York Times bestselling book by Chris Guillebeau – The $100 Start Up. Tara passionately works with small businesses and “idea-driven” entrepreneurs, teaching them how to lead themselves and their business based on what makes them most effective and compelling. She joins me on the show today to share her insight and knowledge about what’s happening in the state of small business and what fierce women like you should focus on to achieve your business goals. 

 

We have to be connected to what it is that we are actually trying to accomplish, the vision that we are actually trying to make real.” – Tara Gentile 

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast: 

  • The distinction between “the gig economy” and “the new economy.” 
  • The difference between the “employee” mindset and the “business owner” mindset. 
  • How Tara moved through and overcame the challenge of shifting her mindset from employee to business owner. 
  • The “Quiet Power Strategy.” 
  • What are “growth styles.” 
  • Why you should 10x your revenue goals. 

 

Tara’s Advice to Fierce Women Entrepreneurs: 

  1. Don’t hold yourself back. Be mindful of the choices you make. 
  1. Focus on others. Business is about other people – not filling a personal emotional void. 
  1. Set bigger goals. 

 

Connect with Tara Gentile: 

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

 

 

Mar 10, 2017

On today’s episode of Fierce Feminine Leadership...

It took less than 2 years for CEO and Founder of BikiniLuxe, Candice Galek to  parlay her experience as a swimsuit model into a thriving multimillion dollar online swimwear business. What started as a tiny startup on her living room table in Miami Beach, FL  is now  a global powerhouse business with a team of 40 members worldwide and quarter million social media followers.

From the onset of BikiniLuxe, Candice realized she needed to leverage her wealth of knowledge about the swimsuit industry as well as the connections she had made during her modeling career to get BikiniLuxe off the ground. That coupled with her strong skillset in sales and customer relations laid the foundation for her success.

More about BikiniLuxe

  • They sell over 4000 swimwear products for women and men through the site.
  • Most of the brands represented on the site have demonstrated a corporate social responsibility in which they give back to the community.
  • Entering into their third year they’ll hit $5 million in sales.

Candice’s Advice to Entrepreneurs...

  • Be open to new ideas and push the boundaries
  • Leverage your connections to gain legitimate information and to gain new connections
  • When making connections make the highest connection you can possibly reach.
  • Don’t spend too much time on one thing.- pitch 20 people rather than spending a lot of time on one person
  • Look to large scale businesses to see what they are doing wrong and try and do it better
  • Be persistent
  • “Don’t spend your time or money on being boring.”

 

Candice on embracing controversy and being galvanizing in expressing your views.

  • Attention spans are short- people are one click away from scrolling by you and your content. Controversy can help keep people focused on you and your message. 
  • Controversy can be leveraged into massive social media reach.

 

Connect with Candice

www.Bikiniluxe.com

 

 

Serious in taking your own career to the next level?

Go to www.eleanorbeaton.com/successpack to download our Success Pack.  You’ll get access to my Ee-book  Success Secrets of Bold Women in Business as well as 4 interview recordings with powerhouse women in business who will help you advance your career.

 

Mar 8, 2017

Happy International Women’s Day! This year’s motto of International Women’s Day is “Be Bold.”   Which leads to the questions, what does it mean to be truly bold? What would be possible if you were able to unlock 15% more confidence, influence, presence and power- simply put, if you were able to be more bold?

 

To create incredible transformation in this world, it is important for us to act in bold ways and harness our confidence.

 

Steps to Being Bold

  1. Make the commitment to your dream/goal/idea
  2. Have the courage to take action
  3. Break things down so you can actually execute said dream/goal/idea
  4. Develop the confidence you need to be bold and implement the actions

 

My challenge to you

Don’t wait for confidence to take your next steps. Make the commitment to the best version of you and to make the changes you want to make so you can ultimately create the life, career, impact and significance that you desire.

 

Feb 22, 2017

On this Episode of Fierce Feminine Leadership...

When it comes to creating the success that you crave, many women let themselves down by not executing on the little things day in and day out that will ultimately make a difference. 

  • The little things are what can hold you back from success in your business
  • You wake up every day with choices. Will you say “yes” to an invitation to speak at an event? Will you ask for the sale?
  • Each day you are faced with moments where you can lean in to the challenge, and take a small step.
  • You mustn’t listen to the voice inside you that says it is too hard or too much work. If you do, the big things will not happen for you.

Remember…

If you have big dreams and big goals, you MUST take the small consistent daily risks required to get yourself a seat at the big tables. It’s the emails and calls that you have to execute if you want to achieve your BIG GOALS this year. It is the COURAGE you must have in the moment to keep showing up. 

If you show up for the little things, the big things will take care of themselves.

 

Final thoughts... 

If you execute on just a few simple shifts or small changes, you can add thousands of dollars to your revenue. To be successful you must be confident in yourself and be confident in the shifts you are making.

If you want to alter your trajectory for your business an career through major changes, stop worrying so much on the big things and focus instead on the little moments throughout the day that will make a difference.

 

Calling all Coaches, Consultants and Thought Leaders…

If you are starting a business or have just launched a business and you are in the thought leader, coach, consultant, or expert space, I want to share with you a fabulous new video training series that I’ve just launched.

In this 4 video training series you’ll learn:

  • The biggest mistakes that I see coaches, consultants and thought leader based people making when they are building their businesses.
  • Tips and strategies that you can put in place in your business right now in order to build a healthy thriving business

Head over to http://www.eleanorbeaton.com/training to learn more.

Feb 20, 2017

On this Episode of Fierce Feminine Leadership……

The most powerful opportunities in your career are most likely to be coming from your connections. In a study of thousands of senior women, done by the LeanIn Organization and McKinsey & Co., they discovered that senior women actually attributed most of their career advancement to their connections. The research also showed that women have far fewer ties to influential people than men.

Rather than networking across or down as most women do, women need to cultivate powerful ties to senior, powerful, influential and well-connected people.   

Networking can be an incredible tool to help you build or advance your career if done correctly.   

 

Networking 101

Spend 10-20% of your time developing powerful relationships. Powerhouse women understand that their success is not just what they can do personally, but their success is derived from their delivery system.

Show up at networking events ready to connect with others as everyday people. Talk to them about experiences that shaped you as a person or even your vacation plans. This allows the conversation to be interesting and be about more than just work.

Triage is the name of the game. Powerhouse women research the event formats that they are going to attend and prioritize events that offer plenty of mingling. They are not just showing up to see a speaker, they are showing up to mingle and network with other people at the event.

Do your research! Find out who is going to be at the event and even do some research a head of time to find out what they do and more about their company. This will put you in a powerful and knowledgeable position.

Ask for the contact information from the ppl you want to connect with most.

Keep in touch with people. The last thing you want to do is lose that connection.

 

Final Remarks

Networking is one of the most powerful and important things you can take part in. Networking allows you to have meaningful connections and find people within organizations that can benefit you and your life. Keeping in touch with those connections is vital for your future, as you may need to call on one of your relationships for something one day.

 

Calling all Coaches, Consultants and Thought Leaders…

If you are starting a business or have just launched a business and you are in the thought leader, coach, consultant, or expert space, I want to share with you a fabulous new video training series that I’ve just launched.

In this 4 video training series you’ll learn:

  • The biggest mistakes that I see coaches, consultants and thought leader based people making when they are building their businesses.
  • Tips and strategies that you can put in place in your business right now in order to build a healthy thriving business

Head over to http://www.eleanorbeaton.com/training to learn more.

 

Feb 10, 2017

Sharing a Fabulous New Training Series…...

If you are starting a business or have just launched a business and you are in the thought leader, coach, consultant, or expert space, I want to share with you a fabulous new video training series that I’ve just launched.

In this 4 video training series you’ll learn:

  • The biggest mistakes that I see coaches, consultants and thought leader based people making when they are building their businesses.
  • Tips and strategies that you can put in place in your business right now in order to build a healthy thriving business

Head over to http://www.eleanorbeaton.com/training to learn more.

 

Today on Fierce Feminine Leadership……

Whether you are in a job interview or pitching for a new piece of business, chances are high that this year you are going to spend a lot of time in “critical conversations”. Today, I am going to share with 3 tips on how to handle a situation when you are in a critical conversation and someone catches you off guard with a question or comment.

 

3 Tips To Try When You Are Caught Off Guard……

Tip #1 Remember, this is not a “speak when you are spoken too” situation. You get to chose if you keep your power, or if you give it away. Yes, someone has asked you a question but that doesn’t mean you need to answer them right away, and it doesn’t mean that you need to come up with a brilliant answer. You have every right to take some time, to think it through before offering a response.

Tip #2 Watch your thoughts. Take a moment to acknowledge the thing that has surprised you with a simple comment. This allows you to engage but has still given you a little bit of breathing space in that moment. If you are in a situation where someone is expecting a quick response, simply say “thank you so much, can you give me about 30 minutes to gather my thoughts and get back to you?”.

Tip #3 PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE being caught off guard. It will make you so much more comfortable in the moment, and will actually make you less likely to be caught off guard.

 

Jan 27, 2017

Our partners play a very important role in our lives. We value their support more than anyone else in the world. It’s natural to feel this way and I have observed that many women in business expect their partners to give them 100% support with everything they do. This is where things usually go wrong.

One of our podcast subscribers reached out to me recently with this very dilemma. She wanted to know why the people whom we love hate what we do and most importantly, what to do when you find yourself in this situation.

In today’s episode, I'm going to share 5 coping strategies you can use when your biggest love doesn’t love your biggest idea. Stick around to the end of the podcast and I’ll even throw in 1 extra tip that is sure to help you develop a stronger relationship with your partner and boost your confidence to persevere with your dream.

The biggest problems happen when we run away from pain.

 

Key Points from today’s Fierce Feminine Podcast:

  • Don’t run away from the pain. Take the time to sit down and really feel your emotions. This is the first step to mastering your emotions.
  • Your partner cannot and will not be 100% supportive of you through everything that you do. The sooner you wrap your mind around this, the easier it is to deal with the hurt that come with being rejected by your loved one.
  • Your partner’s feedback is a subjective expression of his/her feelings and not necessarily an objective view of your plan. Listen to your partner’s opinion and learn to take the feedback constructively.
  • It is important to surround yourself with other people who can support you and help you grow.

5 Strategies to Cope when Your Biggest Love Doesn’t Love Your Biggest Idea

  1. Feel the pain.
  2. Examine your thoughts.
  3. Respect your partner’s feedback.
  4. Continue to explore and nurture your idea without the need for external approval.
  5. Talk to your partner.

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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.

 

 

Jan 9, 2017

Today, I’m talking with the world’s leading expert in building and improving influence, confidence, and perseverance, Dorie Clark. Dorie is a marketing strategy consultant for many well-known brands including Google. She has been recognized as a branding expert by the Associated Press, Fortune, and Inc. Magazine as well as a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Time Magazine, Entrepreneur, and The World Economic Forum blog.

Dorie is also a well-established author, having published three well-known books, and frequently participates in public speaking engagements.

Today, she joins me on the show to share her story on how she transformed herself into one of the world’s Top 50 leadership speakers, why leaders should take their content creation up a notch to gain the recognition and influence they need to achieve their goals in 2017, and why your personal brand is critical to taking your career to the next level.

 

“When you are a recognized expert, you get the respect you deserve, your ideas get heard, and you make a bigger impact.” – Dorie Clark

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • Dorie shares the three tactics she used to reinvent herself as a global expert.
  • She explains why it is important to “create content like a maniac” and how it affects your visibility, familiarity, and helps grow your network.
  • She explains how and why she deliberately pursued affiliations with recognized institutions.
  • We discuss how to grow your network by attending high-level conferences.
  • She shares how long it took her to break into “the system” as well as how long it took to begin seeing the fruits of her labor.
  • She shares the three steps to standing out in your career and the tangible benefits that follow.
  • She explains how she manages her time to “get it all done” in her business today.

 

The 3 Steps to Standing Out in Your Career:

  • Identify the ideas that set you apart.
  • Promote your ideas successfully.
  • Build a community of followers.

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

Connect with Dorie Clark:

DorieClark.com

 

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Do you want to rise in your organization and make a meaningful contribution? Are you frustrated with the politics and struggling to make your voice heard? Perhaps you suspect that the biggest obstacle to your success right now – is you – but you’re unsure of how to get out of your own way. 

We can help! 

Register for our special, live training: Get Out of your Own Way in 2017: 5 Career Shaping Lessons to Unleash Your Inner Powerhouse in 2017! This free, live training is a 90-minute webinar packed with information, resources, and ways to help you get out of your own way and step into your power as a Fierce Feminine Leader!  

Click here to register – but you better hurry! The webinar takes place on January 14! Stay tuned to the end of the training for your chance to win a $3,000 VIP Career Makeover Session with yours truly! 

 

 

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 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!      

      

 

 

      

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!          

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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          

 

 

Jan 6, 2017

writer of the new Netflix Originals hit series – OA – lead an interesting career journey. After graduating from Georgetown University, Brit Marling carved a path to become an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. She quickly realized, though, that she was setting herself up for a career she didn’t want.

Lead actress and screen

She decided to pivot her career and move into the acting arena. Frustrated by the lack of roles for actresses wanting to play complex, 3-dimensional characters, she decided to learn to become a screenwriter. That’s when her career became hugely successful!

Her success is packed with valuable lessons for every woman in business that is looking for a way to redefine their success and power. In today’s episode, I’m going to break down a few of the lessons we can take away from Brit’s successful career pivot.

 

You are the CEO of your own career. It goes down the way you say.”

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • Why you should stop waiting for other people or opportunities to come to you.
  • How investing in your own learning and development can significantly impact your success.
  • If you have grit and are able to be strategic, there are always ways to make your dream opportunity come true.
  • Why leveraging the connections in your network is critical.
  • A sense of urgency is important, but results require patience.

 

Top 5 Leadership Lessons from Actress Brit Marling:

  1. Create your own opportunities.
  2. Learn to sell your ideas.
  3. Don’t be afraid to pivot.
  4. Don’t forget about your older networks.
  5. Great work and success takes

 

My Challenge to You:

  • Stop waiting for opportunities to come to you. Find your grit, reconnect with your network, and start creating your own opportunities. But, be patient.

 

Join Us for a FREE Live Webinar Training!

Do you want to rise in your organization and make a meaningful contribution? Are you frustrated with the politics and struggling to make your voice heard? Perhaps you suspect that the biggest obstacle to your success right now – is you – but you’re unsure of how to get out of your own way.

We can help!

Register for our special, live training: Get Out of your Own Way in 2017: 5 Career Shaping Lessons to Unleash Your Inner Powerhouse in 2017! This free, live training is a 90-minute webinar packed with information, resources, and ways to help you get out of your own way and step into your power as a Fierce Feminine Leader!

Click here to register – but you better hurry! The webinar takes place on January 14! Stay tuned to the end of the training for your chance to win a $3,000 VIP Career Makeover Session with yours truly!

 

 

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 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!     

     

 

 

     

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         

Jan 2, 2017

Welcome to the last episode of the Fierce Feminine Leadership podcast for 2016! As we wrap up the year, I want to discuss an important topic for you to think about as you are planning your 2017 path to success – gender bias. What is gender bias? Is it still alive and well in today’s working world?

Absolutely.

Unfortunately, despite the incredible strides women in business have made over the past several years, gender bias is still a major part of our work, culture, and society. The beast still lives and breathes – it’s just harder to spot.

Today, I’m going to talk about what gender bias looks like in today’s working society, and how, although things are getting better at the middle-management level – top-level positions within many organizations still have plenty of room for improvement.

 

“When the ‘solutions’ for a problem are the problem themselves – that’s how you know that gender bias is alive and well”

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • In the upper echelons of power, things are not changing much for female leaders.
  • Gender bias has morphed into a nuanced phenomenon that has become harder to notice.
  • Women make up approximately 50% of Silicon Valley law firm associates – but only 17% of their equity partners.
  • Women make up only 4.6% of the CEOs of the S&P 500.
  • There’s been a lot of movement at the middle-leadership levels, but the number of women in senior management positions have hardly moved in over 20 years.
  • Women have the choice to build the skills they need to navigate the broken system. Don’t mistake this for a fixed

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

 

 

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 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!    

    

    

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 youreallywantto 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        

 

Dec 30, 2016

Over the course of the last several episodes, we have heavily discussed ways to help you take your business and career to the next level in 2017. Today, I want to discuss what the phrase “Work Smarter, Not Harder” really means so that you can plan your upcoming year down the right path toward success.

Working smarter doesn’t necessarily mean focusing exclusively on “doing the work.” Working hard is important, but there are other critical things you should consider and implement to truly make an impact in your community, your business, and your industry.

Today, I’m going to share the top 5 ways that many of the high-level, successful entrepreneurs and thought-leaders that I have worked with over the years have shared with me.

 

Ask yourself where you are in your genius zone.

 

5 Ways to Work Smarter in 2017:

  1. Leverage your competitive advantage – Identify and understand what your competitive advantage is – then leverage it as much as you can with great intention.
  2. Mediocre strategy, brilliant execution – Focus less on the strategy and more on the execution.
  3. Embrace today ­- The hunger to succeed is a good thing – it keeps you motivated to move forward, but it’s also important to remember that it’s okay to embrace the present. View today’s challenges as gifts and the gateway to reaching your next level of success.
  4. Develop your delivery system – Hard work is critical, but it also gets you more hard work. Your delivery mechanism is the basis of building up your pre-eminence and influence within your industry.
  5. Be Courageous – When you hold back information or an idea from other people, you’re being selfish. When you operate from a place of confidence and courage, you will work much smarter.

 

My Challenge to You:

  • Ask yourself: What are you doing that feels easy for you; that is fun for you to do and you can do quickly? What are you good at that people keep asking you about?
  • Stay focused on decent strategies, but move quickly into acting and executing on those strategies.
  • Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.
  • Don’t just keep your nose buried in doing the work. Work on building your delivery system.
  • Be courageous and share your ideas.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

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 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!   

   

   

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       

 

 

Dec 28, 2016

2016 was truly the year for Beyoncé. After all, who else can drop a music album the day after the Super Bowl without using any type of promotion? Not only that, she also became the first woman in history to chart 12 songs on the Hot 100 billboards at the same time, plus she is the only entertainer to be on the Forbes 50 Most Powerful Women in Business list!

That, my fierce friends, is how you kill it in your career!

Beyoncé is truly a fierce feminine leader and one without peer in the music and entertainment industry. But, what can we learn from her lady-boss skills to help us improve our own leadership skills and become the fierce lady-bosses we want to be in 2017?

Today, I’m going to share with you the top 5 boss lessons that every woman in business should learn from the Queen B herself!

 

Your brand is an asset & worth protecting and managing.

 

5 Boss-Lady Lessons from Beyoncé to Kill It in 2017:

  1. Get in the trenches – Don’t be just your company’s voice and figure for your brand. Be the CEO – the hands-on
  2. Embrace the Element of Surprise – Don’t wait for permission from others. Don’t lose your sense of “show-womanship.” Leverage the element of surprise to create enormous momentum.
  3. Build Influence – Understand the rules of the game. Find out who the power players in your industry are and get to know them. Build relationships – then you can change the game.
  4. Have a voice – Take a stance in things you strongly believe in. Use your influence to do the right thing.
  5. Manage perceptions – Think about your brand and the message you are conveying to others about your brand.

 

My Challenge to You:

Ask yourself:

  • Where do you need to be more engaged in your business or career to ensure you get the results you want?
  • Where can you leverage the element of surprise?
  • Who can you form a relationship with to begin building your influence?
  • Are there places where you are projecting or approaching something that are out of sync with your personal or business brand?

 

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 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!  

  

  

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      

 

 

Dec 26, 2016

When you look at the thought-leaders, business owners, and entrepreneurs around the world that are making a huge impact on society, you may notice that they all share an uncanny ability to determine what is possible – not just what is logical or realistic. They have the unique ability to distort reality – in the right way. To make a big impact in today’s world – to be creative and innovative – entrepreneurs must be able to “think-outside-the-box.”

In previous episodes, we talked a lot about creating your 2017 goals and prosperity plans. Today, I want to share with you why it is critical that you – my fierce feminine leadership tribe – that you understand how to distort reality correctly to achieve your goals, dreams, and aspirations so they become possible and profitable.

 

The right way to distort reality is to believe that your dreams are possible.

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • You need to think of things – not as they are – but as they could be.
  • Entrepreneurs have to have a certain level of reality distortion in order to create great things and take risks to make their dreams real.
  • Ignore the nay-sayers. Trust in yourself and your dreams.
  • The wrong way to distort reality is to grossly underestimate what it takes to get where you want to go.
  • If you want to create great results, you must be willing to invest the time and work it takes to get things done.

 

2 Rules of Reality Distortion:

  1. Believe your dreams are possible.
  2. Don’t underestimate what is required to achieve your dreams.

 

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 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! 

 

 

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     

 

 

Dec 23, 2016

Creating a prosperity plan for your business is a key step in taking control over your time, revenue, and leadership abilities. A prosperity plan is also known as a cash planner, and you use it to help you track and plan your actual yearly revenue, plan and predict your projected annual revenue, and plan the activities you will need to achieve to help you reach those goals. A good prosperity plan also considers your personal goals, to help you have a sense of work-life balance.

As 2016 winds down, many entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, coaches, and consultants are thinking about and planning their goals for the upcoming year. My guest today, Maribel Jimenez, is known throughout her space as a “structures and systems queen.” She is a highly sought-after international speaker, best-selling author, and marketing mentor. Maribel is the founder of The New Superwoman community and her newest brand – Your Dream Launch – where she works with entrepreneurs, coaches, and consultants to teach them how to create 6- and 7-figure incomes through product and program launches.

Maribel joins us today to discuss the three fundamental aspects to creating a prosperity plan that works around your business and personal goals, and how it can help you create a Peaceful, Playful, and Prosperous business.

 

“Structures and systems give you freedom.” – Maribel Jimenez

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • Maribel shares her story on what drove her to start her business.
  • She explains how she helps entrepreneurs and solopreneurs grow their businesses.
  • She explains what numbers she recommends her clients focus on when creating their prosperity plan.
  • She shares tips on ways to reach a wider audience when planning a launch.
  • She shares how her prosperity plan process has helped her gain more freedom in her life and business.

 

Maribel Jimenez’s 3 Key Steps to Creating a Prosperity Plan:

  1. Craft your goals – Create a top 10 list of goals you want to focus on throughout the year. Then, break up those goals to laser focus on three per quarter. Ask yourself: “What do I really want at the end of the day?”, “What is really important to me?”, and “How do I want to deliver on it?”
  2. Ensure that you plan for you Plan your vacations and self-care. Consider any family events and activities that you want to participate in. Develop a plan around your personal goals, putting yourself first.
  3. Prosperity – Your Money-Making Plans and Goals – Pay attention to the numbers in your business and create your plan to match your revenue goals.

 

Connect with Maribel Jimenez:

 

 

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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 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!

 

 

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    

 

 

Dec 21, 2016

It’s that time of year again! Time for fierce feminine leaders to take a step back and reflect on the year they have had in 2016. Time to make plans for the upcoming 2017 year, envisioning the big goals they want to achieve for their business or career and map out how they want to achieve those goals.

So, over the course of the next few episodes, I want to help you map out your success strategy for 2017 through a few “mini trainings” that will help you make 2017 your best, most productive year ever!

If you’ve listened to episode 101, you’ll remember that I shared how my fierce team and I was able to achieve all of our goals this year and the productivity secrets we used to get it all done – all while juggling our everyday life commitments and responsibilities.

Today, I want to share with you 5 tips we use to improve our commitment level to help us stay on task, stay motivated, and just get things done.

 

When it comes to integrity – your word is your bond.

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • Everyone has wishes for their business or career – but without commitment, it doesn’t evolve into an actionable goal.
  • Don’t live in a state of “wish-hood.” Create an action plan to turn that wish into a reality.
  • The difference between the ladies that make things happen and those who keep wishing things would happen – is commitment.
  • Commitment gives you purpose. It gives you something to drive toward.

 

5 Fierce Ways to Increase Your Commitment Level:

  1. Prune First – Make space for good things to happen. Take a close look at what is no longer serving you.
  2. Make Use of Visual Anchors – Visual reminders are a constant reminder of what you have committed to. They keep your goals at the forefront of your daily planning and strategy, making you more likely to achieve those goals.
  3. Make a Public Announcement – Telling people about your goals helps you become more committed to them and feel more accountable about fulfilling them.
  4. Take Decisive Action – Decide to make a significant investment in achieving your goals.
  5. Manage Your Thoughts – Especially the thoughts you have related to risk and fear.

 

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Visit EleanorBeaton.com/Discover   

 

Dec 19, 2016

One of the qualities that we consistently see in fierce feminine leaders is courage. The courage to step outside their comfort zone; the courage to build and create amazing content; and the courage to step into their leadership role and find and use their voice to make an impact on the world around them – through their life, their business, and their community.

My guest today is one of the most courageous women I have had the pleasure of meeting. Shade Adu is a female entrepreneur who was recently listed as one of the Top 50 Must Follow Entrepreneurs in 2017 by the Huffington Post. She is an empowerment speaker, brand strategist, and the founder of Savvy Consulting, LLC., a company that offers online branding services for women entrepreneurs.

She teaches entrepreneurs how to strategize and establish themselves as visible and credible online rock stars. On today’s episode, she is going to share some of her secret strategies that entrepreneurs can use to break out into the online community and get seen by their target audience. We’ll also discuss how she pivoted her business from offering life coaching services to becoming the Rockstar brand strategist that she is today, and she shares her valuable insight on what women entrepreneurs need to do to shift their mindset to grow their business and improve their income.

 

“Branding is an emotional experience that you create for your target audience.” – Shade Adu

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • Shade’s story – how she started her business and what she does to help female entrepreneurs.
  • What hurdles and challenges she faced while transitioning her business from being a life coach to a brand strategist.
  • How the things you do and manage in your life can translate into work experience – and how you can leverage that experience to grow your business.
  • Why most people in business do not care about education and credentials – it’s about the results you can give them.
  • What you can learn from movie previews when you’re rebranding your business.

 

Shade Adu’s Branding Tips:

  1. You must know who you are.
  2. Get clear about your target market.
  3. Learn what your audience wants from you.

 

Shade Adu’s Top Success Factors:

  • Investing in coaching and mentorship.
  • Investing in help – hiring a team.

 

Connect with Shade Adu:

 

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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!  

 

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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  

  

 

Dec 16, 2016

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.

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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  

 

Dec 14, 2016

It’s mid-December and as we prepare for the upcoming holiday season, many of you successful women in business – myself included – are taking a few moments to reflect on what we accomplished throughout the 2016 year. This is the time to think about what worked well, what worked not-so-well, and what we want to do to propel our business into a successful start in 2017.

For my business, 2016 has been an amazing year packed with international traveling, keynote speaking, and running half-day and full-day workshops, and much, much more. My team has been phenomenal in helping me achieve these goals for this year.

But I’m frequently asked, “Eleanor, how do you get so much done?”

My answer to that is: The key ingredient is the ability to implement, execute, and just get things done.

So today, I’m taking a deep dive into exactly what fierce feminine leaders need to do to get things done; to achieve all their goals, aspirations, and yearly objectives and what it takes to really step into your power and take your seat at the big tables.

 

Fierce Feminine Leaders’ Top 10 Tips to Get Things Done:

  1. Protect Your Mental State – Don’t focus on hypothetical problems. Only focus on real
  2. Make Firm Commitments – Instead of talking or thinking about things, commit firmly to them and take action.
  3. Say “No” – A Lot – Your ability to cut off things so you can focus genuinely on a few things that are important to you is critical to your success and getting things done.
  4. Protect Your Mind – Surround yourself with people that are positive, self-aware, and uplifting.
  5. Reflect & Look Back – Take stock of the day – and week – that was. Take notice of the cumulative progress that you have made.
  6. Focus on High-Impact Outcomes – Instead of focusing on the “little projects,” identify the big vision and high-impact initiatives.
  7. Get “Okay” With Mistakes
  8. Adopt a Policy of Iterations – Don’t wait for something to be perfect before launching it.
  9. Delegate – Getting help and delegating tasks is critical to allowing you to get more done.
  10. Keep Things Fun

 

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Start your 2017 off on the right track! Head over to EleanorBeaton.com/101 to grab your FREE Productivity Tip Sheet to help you kick-start your year and get more done!

 

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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 

 

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Dec 9, 2016

Are you a high performing women leader who might be standing in her own way and not seeing a professional or personal breakthrough? I’ve taken hundreds of clarity calls over the last couple years with women who have high potential, are high achieving, and looking for a breakthrough. You aren’t the only fierce woman entrepreneur who has something blocking their breakout result. As a coach, mentor and thought partner, one of the key things, as I do, is to reframe thought processes and perspectives so the indomitable women I coach make peace with the noise between their ears and accomplish what they aspire to do and be.  

Do you envision taking your seat at the table, fast tracking into the CEO spot, double your sales or make an enormous difference people’s lives? Do you want to create breakout results? On today’s episode, I enthusiastically encourage you to stay in a place of action, so you move forward and step out of your own way by reframing your beliefs. 

“We are as a group wealthy powerful and educated, so we have an immense opportunity, and if we are aware of it, we can use it for social good in 2017.”

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • I talk about office politics in our role as women leaders.
  • Why you need to get involved in office politics.
  • I tell you how the power players dip their toes into new areas and how they react to the unknown.
  • I share my interpretation of confidence as it relates to fierce feminine leaders.
  • You’ll hear my views on focusing on your ‘thing’ at the expense of other areas of business.
  • Why many women who leave the corporate world to become entrepreneurs never replace their corporate income.
  • I discuss what some high performing women struggle with.
  • I give you advice on privilege as I interpret it.

Top 5 Reframes for 2017:

  1. Reframe politics to diplomacy.
  2. Reframe confidence to courage.
  3. Reframe business to sales.
  4. Reframe clarity to next step.
  5. Reframe must get to get to.

 

Mentioned on today’s episode:

 

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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

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