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Fierce Feminine Leadership

If you are ready to claim your power and change the world, then join women empowerment expert Eleanor Beaton for Fierce Feminine Leadership. Each week, Eleanor shares inspiring interviews with powerful women in business, along with practical tools and tricks you can use today to step into your power, smash your glass ceiling and take your seat at the tables where the big deals and decisions are made.
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Jun 7, 2017

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

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

 

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

Connect with Jodi Bondi Norgaard:

 

 

Love the show? Let us know!                      

                      

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

                      

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

                      

                       

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

                      

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

                      

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

                      

                      

             

             

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors                      

                     

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

                 

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

 

 

Jun 5, 2017

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

Sally’s Advice to Fierce Feminine Leaders:

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

 

Get Your Fascination Advantage Assessment Today!

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

 

 

Love the show? Let us know!                     

                     

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

                     

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

                     

                      

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

                     

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

                     

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

                     

 

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors                     

                    

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

                

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

 

 

Jun 2, 2017

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

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

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

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

 

5 Signs You Are A Mansplainer

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

  

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!

 

May 31, 2017

Starting over in our businesses or careers is often one of the least-thought-about aspects that many powerhouse professionals ever consider. In fact, once you get into your “stride” and begin reaping the rewards of your hard-earned success, the thought of starting over may never come to mind – unless you are forced to face it.

My guest today is an award-winning entrepreneur, Yasmina Azhari. Yasmina is the Founder, Owner, and General Manager of Mira Trading, LLC, the Vice President and Partner of Trade Coordination Office, and the founder of her newest company, Al Yam International Commercial Brokers. She has been recognized as one of the Top Entrepreneurs in Syria and is the Honorary Council of the Netherlands in Syria. This powerhouse businesswoman and entrepreneur built a highly successful career for herself – until her country broke out into a civil war, forcing her to flee the country and seek safety in another country where she decided to pick up the pieces of her amazing career and start all over.

Today, Yasmina shares her story of starting her entrepreneurial journey over, what it was like, and what motivated her to continue moving forward to achieve success once again. She also shares some valuable insight and tips on how to reinvent yourself – or your career path – as an entrepreneur to achieve success.

 

“Try and fail, but never fail to try.” – Yasmina Azhari

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • How her fortune wasn’t in her bottom line – but in her network
  • Why you can’t sit back and wait for opportunities for success
  • You never lose. You have to win or learn. It’s all experiences
  • How she built and leveraged her network to create success
  • Networking isn’t about the quantity of people on your It’s about the quality of people on your list.
  • The challenges she faced – and overcame – while working in a male-dominate industry
  • What she means by “imposing ”
  • The role that charitable work plays in her life

 

 

Yasmina’s Top 3 Success Tips to Reinvent Yourself as an Entrepreneur:

  1. Teach yourself and learn how to love what you are involved in – even if it’s not what you dreamed.
  2. Make your choice. Have your voice Tell your story.
  3. Whatever you decide – jump.

 

Connect with Yasmina Azhari:

 

 

 

 

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!   

 

May 29, 2017

Kristy Wallace is a speaker and leader on driving business change through leadership, engagement, business diversity, social entrepreneurship, networking, personal branding, and work-life balance. She is the President of Ellevate network – an organization on a mission to close the gender achievement gap in business by providing professional women with a global community to learn and gain support from their female peers. Kristy is the host of the Ellevate podcast and has been recognized by New York Business Journal as a Woman of Influence.

She joins me on the show today to share her story of how taking breaks in her career helped her identify her true passion and mission in life and business. We also discuss some of the biggest changes in the workforce for women and what the power of networking and nurturing your relationships can do when you pivot into a new career path.

 

“We are continuously evolving and changing as individuals. The person you are today is not the person you were last week.” – Kristy Wallace

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • How staying open to learning new things and taking risks can help propel your career forward
  • How taking breaks can give you clarity on what you want from your career and how it aligns with your dreams, goals, and priorities.
  • How the power of networking and identifying what drives you can impact your career choices.
  • How to set the course for where you want to be in your career.
  • Changing the conversation around gender bias, gender diversity, and gender equality.
  • The impact of corporate feminism on society.

 

Kristy’s Words of Wisdom:

  • Take some time to really reassess, regroup, and rethink about yourself, your priorities, and your goals.
  • Always work networking into your life and continue to cultivate your networks and relationships.

Connect with Kristy Wallace:

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!   

 

 

May 24, 2017

We all have those moments – the moments in our business that totally frustrate us, drive us crazy, or burn us at our core. Minor – and major – frustrating moments happen periodically in our business. They are completely unavoidable events, but how you handle them and use them to improve yourself, your business, and impact the world around you is important and within your control.

Today, I want to share with you some tips on how you can glean information from those frustrating moments in your life and business as well as how to make these moments your best friend while growing your business.

“Frustration is completely inevitable, but frustration is also a source of some incredible information.”

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • Coping with “mini-failures” and using them as a source of information
  • How to use pain points in your business to discover your next steps
  • Using your frustrations to map your forward momentum
  • How frustration is a sign of growth and helps challenge your limits
  • Why it’s important to learn h ow to get comfortable with the discomfort
  • Leaning into your frustrations, but looking at them with interest

 

3 Critical Pieces of Information from Frustration:

  1. Frustration shows you where you need to go
  2. It paints a picture of your progress
  3. It teaches you where you need to approach your life with a greater level of acceptance

 

 

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!  

 

May 22, 2017

Going through a challenging, potentially life-destroying situation is never easy. No know knows this better than my guest, Jas Boothe, founder of the non-profit organization – Final Salute Inc – for homeless female veterans. Jas is an Army Reserves veteran with 17 years of military experience as well as a cancer survivor. She has been recognized by Oprah Winfrey, People Magazine, and CNN for her work within her organization.

Jas joins me on the show today to share her story of overcoming some of the biggest challenges in her life – including being discharged from the military, being diagnosed with an aggressive form of head, neck, and throat cancer, as well as losing her home during Hurricane Katrina. She explains how these experiences motivated her to start her organization and dedicate herself to helping over 2,000 female military veterans each year find safe, suitable housing.

 

“I realized no one was RSVP-ing to my pity party.” – Jas Boothe

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • Coping with a devastating cancer diagnosis after losing her new home to Hurricane Katrina
  • Finding motivation to change the outcome of her situation – and the situations of others
  • The birth of Final Salute Inc and its mission to serve the women who have served
  • Services and programs available to homeless female veterans and their children
  • What it was like to talk with Oprah
  • How she transformed the leadership skills she learned as a soldier to become a successful business woman

 

Connect with Jas Boothe:

 

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!  

 

May 19, 2017

When it comes to running your business, there are many moving parts – this includes the people, tools, and apps that make your life easier and more productive. From calendar and meeting scheduling apps to automating your social media and creating brilliant marketing materials, there are literally thousands of systems, programs, tools, and apps that can help you be more productive and allow you to focus on other important tasks of running your business.

Today, I want to share with you my top 10 favorite tools and apps that help me put certain tasks within my business on virtual cruise control – and make some of the more challenging or easy-to-forget tasks much easier.

 

My Top 10 Tech Tools to Get Things Done:

  1. Pipeline Management App – PipeDrive
  2. Receipt Storage App – Receipt Bank
  3. Guided Meditation App – HeadSpace
  4. Communications Tool - Slack
  5. Password Storing App – Last Pass
  6. Trip Planning App – TripIT
  7. Video Conferencing App – Zoom
  8. Audio & Video Recording App – Ecamm Recorder
  9. Cloud Storage Apps – Google Drive and DropBox
  10. Graphic Design Tool – Canva

 

Grab your Tech Tools Checklist HERE!

 

Additional Resources Mentioned:

 

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!  

 

 

May 17, 2017

How do you get from where you are in business to where you want to be? What are the keys to leveling up in your business and creating the path that leads to the success you envisioned for yourself, your business, and your career?

Today, I’m talking with Joy Chudacoff. Joy is a highly-acclaimed, sought-after business strategist for female entrepreneurs. She primarily works with already established and successful female business owners that are looking for ways to reach their next level of success, but aren’t quite sure what their next steps should be to get them there. She is the leader for Business Lifestyle Design for Women and has been an entrepreneur for over 20 years.

Joy is the founder of a business consultant company called Smart Women, Smart Solutions, and for the last 12 years, she has been serving women as a professional, certified coach and consultant. On today’s episode, she shares with us what it is that keeps women from achieving their million-dollar goals and the different strategies they need to help push them to achieve that goal. She explains that the strategies you used to get you to where you are today may not help you reach your next level of success – and the key areas you need to focus on to help you reach your success goals.

 

“What got you here won’t take you there.” Joy Chudacoff

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • The process and mindset of taking the leap from the entrepreneur maverick role into the CEO role as a woman
  • Joy’s entrepreneurial journey
  • The most significant turning point in Joy’s coaching business
  • Examples of how keeping your message and what you offer consistent and how it can help lead you to success
  • Strategy vs intuition
  • Being able to delegate – not micromanage
  • Falling in love with your numbers
  • Being decisive and overcoming perfectionism and analysis paralysis to help you reach your goals

 

Key Numbers Women Entrepreneurs Should Monitor Daily, Weekly, and Monthly

  • Your sales numbers
  • Your cost per sale
  • Your expenses

 

Joy’s Strategy for Creating Success:

  1. Ask yourself: What am I pretending not to know?
  2. Stay clear on what is absolutely necessary and essential for you to do every day.

 

Connect with Joy Chudacoff:

 

Download your FREE Strategic Planning Guide to level up your business.

 

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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!  

 

 

May 15, 2017

When you look at how you structure your days, are you setting yourself up for balance and rejuvenation from the moment you wake up until the time you go to bed? Are you really creating a system or schedule that allows you to achieve a peaceful, tranquil, beautiful life – or are you structuring your day for chaos, stress, anxiety – or worse – burnout?

My guest today is Tara Marino. Tara is the creator of the Femme Types, an internal technology helping women realize their full potential while receiving their beautiful life. She is the owner of Elegant Femme, a company dedicated to helping women around the world live a life of beauty, travel, and soul. She joins me today to share why she believes it’s so important for women to structure their day around the three core traits that ever woman possesses. She explains what those traits are – which she calls the Femme Types – and how identifying and honoring each of them every day have helped her move out of depression and into a beautiful life she enjoys living.

 

"If we are not honoring who we really are, that affects us.” – Tara Marino

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • Integrating your human experiences, aligning it with your soul’s calling, and how it can help you overcome obstacles and adversity
  • How journaling has helped Tara through the depression of losing her first child
  • The Femme Types – what they are and why you should honor them every day
  • The “Fo-Types” – what they are and how they counteract the balance of the Femme Types – if you let them
  • What is Femme Flow and what it looks like for Tara
  • Staying disciplined and structuring your day around your Femme Flow
  • Why Tara decided to move to Paris – and how she made her dream a reality
  • The power of saying “little yeses” in the direction of your desires

 

Tara’s Words of Wisdom:

  1. Slow down and think about the circumstances in your life and how it might assist you in recognizing who you really are. Ask yourself: What if this was to serve me in some way? How would I choose to have it serve me? Really go into that space inside and feel the possibility of expansion.
  2. Ask yourself: What is that dream inside me? You’re here for your unique expression of who you are in the world. Go all the way!
  3. Be truly present and aware of how far you have come. Look around your life and really let it soak in. Celebrate what you have accomplished so far.
Download My Beautiful Life Journal Questions HERE.

 

Connect with Tara Marino:

  • Elegant Femme
  • Femme Type Assessment Quiz
  • Live You Fully 9-Day Challenge

 

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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.                   

                  

 

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! 

 

 

May 12, 2017

For many entrepreneurs and business owners, building your personal brand requires a lot of hard work – and a lot of time. On the outside, you may appear to people as a “one-woman-operation,” but what many people don’t realize is that to achieve a high level of success – you can’t do it alone. You need a strong team behind you to get all your tasks done and accomplish your goals.

I recently received an email from a dear friend and fierce follower asking about my team – and if I really had one. So, today, I want to share a “behind the scenes” glimpse to introduce you to my team, the amazing work they do, and provide tips and advice on hiring your own amazing team to take your business to the next level.

 

“Solo-entrepreneurship is a great way to get started, but if you really want stability, if you really want to grow, you need a team to help you do that.”

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • Why building a team is critical to growing a sustainable business
  • Who is on my team and the tasks and roles they perform – personally and professionally
  • My journey to building this team
  • The exact job ad I used to secure my Operations Manager and the exact process I used to hire her
  • The positions I’m looking to fill next to help me reach my goals

 

My Personal Team:

 

My Professional Team:

  • Adrianne Alexander – My Podcast Content Producer
  • Kate Astrakhan of Audio Adrenaline Studio – Full Service Audio/Video Post-Production Company
  • Operations Manager
  • Online Business Manager
  • Head Enrollment Coach
  • Website Design
  • Graphic Designers/Art Directors

 

My Challenge to You:

  1. Take a look at your life and career right now.
  2. Think about where you need to bring in the help and support you need.
CLICK HERE to download the EXACT script from my Operations Assistant Job Ad AND my Step-by-Step Hiring Process.

 

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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!

 

 

May 10, 2017

The working world has changed drastically over the last 50+ years. In the world that our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents lived and worked, it was common to step out into the work force and maintain the same job and responsibilities until they retired. Today, though, it is much more common for people in the work force to pivot their careers – and even switch the industries in which they work.

My guest today is author, public speaker, and career and business strategist, Jenny Blake. Jenny helps people move past the “burnout” phase and into careers they love. Today, we discuss how to seamlessly and continually double-down on your strengths, interests, and experience to approach career changes from a powerful place. We also discuss how to identify new opportunities that will help you develop new skills and how to run “pilot” experiments to help you figure out what to do next.

 

“Not all pivots have to be big and dramatic. Sometimes, it’s just about mapping your next move within whatever you’re currently doing.” – Jenny Blake

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • How company pivots have impacted individual and millennial pivots
  • Individual ideas of “what is working” and how it evolved over generations
  • The basis of Jenny’s 4-step framework process
  • Getting traction within your organization for your pilot projects
  • Pilot examples for small business owners and entrepreneurs
  • Dealing with anxiety and a lack of clarity
  • Transitioning from intrapreneur to entrepreneur
  • Recharging habits and routines

 

Jenny’s 4-Step Pivot Framework:

  1. Step 1 – The Plant Phase – Setting the foundation
  2. Step 2 – Scanning – Looking at what’s out there related to your strengths and one-year vision
  3. Step 3 – Pilot – Small experiments to help you assess the 3 E’s: Enjoyment, Expertise, and Expansion
  4. Step 4 – Launch – The “all-in” moment

 

Pivoting Questions to Ask Yourself:

  1. What’s already working for me?
  2. What are my strengths?
  3. What are people asking my advice on the most?
  4. What do I enjoy the most?
  5. When do I feel the most “in the zone?”
  6. How am I already earning an income?
  7. Who do I already know?

 

CLICK HERE to download the freebie worksheet "Pivoting Questions to Ask Yourself"
 
 
Additional Resources:
 
Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It book by Dorie Clark

 

Connect with Jenny Blake:

 

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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.                 

                

 

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!           

 

 

 

May 8, 2017

As your life, your business, and your career continue to evolve, it’s common to need to make tweaks and changes within your personal and professional life to continue your journey to achieving success. Even small changes can have a significant impact on how you show up in the world.

Today, I want to share with you one small tweak that I recently made in my personal life and how it has dramatically improved my business – and my life.

By taking ownership of my daily schedule, by making a small tweak, I’ve really been able to generate great results.

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • How small changes in your daily routine can improve how you show up in the world
  • How outsourcing tasks and finding an accountability partner helps “free up” mental space so you can work more productively

 

My Challenge to You:

  • Ask yourself: What small tweak can I make in my daily schedule that can generate big results?
  • Ask yourself: What am I not allowing myself to consider because I think “this is the only way it works for me?”
  • Be open and fluid. Explore opportunities. Try new things.
 
CLICK HERE to receive Eleanor's "Power Tweak" worksheet.

 

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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!          

 

May 5, 2017

Throughout every industry, we frequently hear successful entrepreneurs say that it’s important to be authentic in the way you present yourself to the world. But, oftentimes, the reason why being authentic and being yourself is so important and the impact it can have on your career or business is rarely discussed.

My guest today is Amanda Coolong. She is the Senior Digital Media Executive, content strategist, and serves as the Co-Chair and Head of Content for the company, Women in Technology International – a global organization and leading authority for women in the technology trade. Additionally, she is a founding partner and COO at Tech Zulu, an established podcaster, and has interviewed hundreds of the top leaders in the tech ecosystem for a wide variety of events including CES, South by Southwest, and Blog World.

Amanda joins me today to share her insight and experience on how being you – unapologetically – and being unafraid to be seen, heard, and network with others can help you grow your network and give your career and business the success boost you need in 2017.

 

“It’s okay to toot your own horn. Do not be afraid to own your own work.” – Amanda Coolong

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • The things Amanda has done throughout her STEM career to excel in a technical field as a woman with a diverse, alternative background
  • The evolution of her career and the most significant turning points
  • The changes and adaptations she has made throughout her career to achieve success
  • The “soft skills” she developed and the payoffs of building a network
  • Her biggest career challenges and how she overcame them
  • The importance of having “personal cheerleaders,” mentors, coaches, and a strong support system
  • The benefits of positioning yourself as an angel investor

 

Amanda Coolong’s Advice to Women in STEM:

  1. Join WITI
  2. Support other women’s organizations in tech by joining and attending events
  3. Don’t be afraid to speak on panels
  4. Write about women in technology, the issues, the challenges, and the opportunities
  5. Get active on social media
  6. Start investing in women-led companies
  7. Invest in mentorship

 

Amanda’s Top 3 Success Tips:

  1. Be authentically you.
  2. Don’t be afraid. Fear is the mind-killer.
  3. Reach your hand out to help another woman.

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

Connect with Amanda Coolong:

 

Download the tip sheet HERE.

  

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May 3, 2017

You know, the power of the internet has made it very easy to start and run an amazing business, but when it comes to getting your brand visible by the right people – that can often be a bit trickier – especially for introverts. Many fierce feminine leaders know they need to put themselves out there – whether it’s producing videos, taking photos of themselves, or otherwise stepping up to the plate and claiming their awesome-ness, but they may lack the confidence in themselves, how they look, or how they present themselves to the world. And that, my fierce tribe, is what is preventing many amazing women in business from making the impact they were destined to make on the world.

Today, my guest is Colette Werden. Colette is an expert at helping passionate, purpose-driven women entrepreneurs and professionals “get visible.” She is the founder and CEO of Colette Werden Australia, an authentic personal branding expert, and a keynote speaker. Her company specializes in helping driven entrepreneurs and professionals present themselves authentically and with confidence so they can make the unique difference in their businesses, their organizations, and the world.

In today’s episode, Colette shares her insight and knowledge on the inner work that many driven female entrepreneurs and professionals in business need to do to put themselves “out there” – even as an introvert. She shares how our wardrobe often effects not only the way we think and feel about ourselves on a personal level, but also how we present ourselves to the world and build our businesses on a professional level.

 

“What we wear on the outside is a direct reflection of who we are on the inside.” – Colette Werden

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • Using your wardrobe to connect with your clientele – and promote high self-esteem.
  • Evolving your wardrobe style as you continue to evolve personally and professionally.
  • Colette’s “Ratio System,” what it is, and how she uses it to help her clients.
  • Her biggest turning points while building her business.
  • The biggest challenges she has faced while building her business.
  • How she overcame her natural introverted thoughts and behaviors to put herself “out there.”

 

Colette’s Top 3 Success Factors:

  1. Commitment to purpose.
  2. Celebrating milestones and being naturally high-achieving.
  3. Going “all-in” on who she is.

 

Connect with Colette Werden:

 

Download your FREE tip sheet HERE!

 

 

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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 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.              

             

             

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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.           

        

 

May 1, 2017

Are there things in your life, business, or career that you want to achieve, but require you to step out of your comfort zone? You know what you need to do, but you’re not comfortable with doing it – so you don’t.

When we get right down to it – most of us have the same desires. We want to be financially secure, healthy, and have great relationships with those around us, but what really makes us unique are the challenges that we face and the difficulties we are willing to deal with.

Ladies, it’s time for a little tough love. Today, I want to talk to you about the importance of picking your pain – and doing it wisely.

 

All too often, it’s not the scale of our dreams that undoes us. It’s the pain that we choose.

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • Why women often don’t step out of their comfort zone.
  • Common ways women avoid leaving their comfort zone to achieve their desires.
  • Going after what you want won’t be painless, but can often be more rewarding.

 

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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 28, 2017

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 in 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 have 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.

 

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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 26, 2017

J.J. DiGeronimo is the president of Tech Savvy Women, an international organization of experienced women in tech careers and organizations. Shortly after graduating college with a degree in computer information systems, she began her career designing data center infrastructures for Fortune 500 companies before deciding to quit her lucrative job and follow her passion. J.J. is the author of two books, including the newly released Accelerate Your Impact: Action Based Strategies to Pave Your Professional Path.

Today, J.J. joins me on the show to share her thoughts on self-efficacy and the challenges women in the tech industry often face today. We also discuss what women can do to advance their careers while following their passion within their organization, or how to start your entrepreneurial journey the smart way.

 

“If you’re not really clear on where you are and where you want to go, it’s very difficult for other people to help you.” – J.J. DiGeronimo

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • Why you need to assess your professional network – and how.
  • The difference between how men and women network with others.
  • What is self-efficacy and how can you learn it.
  • How learning self-efficacy can help you discover new opportunities.
  • How to get the most out of organized networking events.
  • How career coaching is different from mentorships and sponsorships.

 

J.J.’s Top 3 Success Tips for Women Making the Entrepreneurial Leap:

  1. Get the right people around you.
  2. Make sure you know who your customer is and what problem you are solving.
  3. Make sure you are marketing yourself and pricing yourself appropriately.

 

Connect with J.J. DiGeronimo:

 
 Download the Tip sheets with JJ's Insight's here.

 

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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.        

     

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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.

 

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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!         

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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

 

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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 17, 2017

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

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

 

Connect with Amy Jo Kim:

 

Apr 14, 2017

Have you ever felt as though you were sabotaging your own success? Many women in business – especially those in leadership roles – unknowingly, unintentionally, unconsciously self-sabotage their potential for success and drastically limit the scope of what is possible for themselves in their careers, their income, and their lives.

On today’s episode, I want to share some of the top five ways many high-performing, highly motivated, fierce feminine leaders tend to sabotage their own potential for success – and what you should do to avoid making the same mistakes.

When you use the word ‘can’t’ – you make it true.

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • The first step to avoiding self-sabotaging actions and behaviors is to understand the most common ways it happens.
  • You have a choice. The choice to deal with the discomfort of playing small, or the choice to deal with the pain and discomfort of being seen.

 

How to Avoid Self-Sabotaging Your Success:

  • Instead of saying “can’t” – ask yourself: “How might I…”
  • If you have a goal, go for it. The time is now. Make the time.
  • Ask yourself what assumptions you are making.
  • Be scientific and rigorous about applying logic to the ideas and beliefs that you are assuming to be true.

Click here for the Stopping Self-Sabotaging Behaviors 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 12, 2017

As entrepreneurs, we hear all the time that we need to build our audiences and grow our businesses through authenticity and authority. But what does that actually mean? How do you build your authority in a highly competitive marketplace with a low barrier to entry – such as coaching or consulting? How do you distinguish yourself from the rest in your industry, and position yourself as the expert in your field?

On today’s episode of Fierce Feminine Leadership, I want to share with you six steps you can take to help cultivate your authority, position yourself as an expert, and take your business to the next level.

 

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • Why you should invest time in courses, reading materials, and certifications within your industry
  • How to engage with the thought leaders in your industry
  • How publishing your ideas and thoughts helps position you as an expert in your field
  • Why you should share your awards and accomplishments with others

 

6 Steps to Cultivate Your Authority

  1. Cultivate mastery in your field
  2. Read the latest research
  3. The power of association
  4. Publish, publish, publish, publish
  5. Highlight your awards and accomplishments
  6. Become your own media empire

 

 

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.

 

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