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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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Mar 22, 2017

Do you feel stuck in your career? Perhaps you feel like you’re not advancing as quickly as you’d like; that you could do more – advance more – in your professional life, but are unsure of what you need to do to get there. 

So, how do you find ways to get out of your professional rut? What can you do to ramp up your career; to take the steps to achieve the next level of success? 

Today, I want to share with you three powerful ways you can overcome your professional rut, advance your career, and pave the way to the next success path. 

 

Experiencing a career rut is very common. The challenge, of course, is that it can feel really lonely and you’re not sure how to boost yourself out of it.” 

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast: 

  • What is a high-impact initiative? 
  • Why is it important to continually invest in your professional skills? 
  • How building relationships and asking insightful questions can help you build your network and gain valuable insight. 

 

3 Breakout Career Moves to Overcome Career Ruts: 

  1. Take on a high-impact initiative. 
  1. Upgrade your skills. 
  1. Engage in “minute mentoring.” 

 

 

 

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 20, 2017

Being a fierce feminine leader can sometimes be exhausting. High performing leaders often wear so many hats in our professional and personal live, thinking about other people’s needs and wants, that we often forget about our own. Whether you are running a business or climbing the corporate ladder, you need to stay in peak physical and emotional condition to continue to perform well.

But, how do you keep in top physical condition to have the energy you need to stay at the top of your game? What does it take to have the energy and vitality to underscore your ambitions? As your professional career grows, the self-care needs that once worked for you may change and grow with you.

My guest today, Kristen Nolan, is a powerhouse in the woman’s health industry. Kristen is a high-performance health mentor and fitness and metabolism expert that is passionate about helping busy professional women take control of their bodies and feel energized, physically fit, and confident in their business and life. We discuss what you need to do to take better care of yourself as a high-performing female professional and the physical and dietary changes you may need as you advance in your career.

 

“When you increase your energy and brain focus, you have so much more power and presence in your area of work and at home.” Kristen Nolan

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • How to identify when you need to tweak your diet to perform at a higher level.
  • How stress affects your metabolism and overall health.
  • Ways to bring mindfulness into your day and how it helps reduce stress and improve performance.

 

 

Stress-Reducing Strategies for High-Performing Women:

  1. Move your body for at least 5 to 10 minutes per day.
  2. Eat at regular intervals and balance your snacks.
  3. Spend 5 to 10 minutes per day meditating – focusing on something that calms you.

 

Connect with Kristen Nolan:

 

 

 

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 17, 2017

As a woman, it can be challenging to gain the respect you deserve if you are working in a male-dominate industry and now one knows that better than today's guest.

Elem Rinomato’s journey into the construction industry began at the tender age of 8 when she asked her father the simple question, “Daddy, what is drywall?” Today, she is the president of Torino Drywall, a company that builds wall and ceiling system for high-rise and low-rise residential and commercial construction projects as well as the owner of Country Homes – a residential home construction company for the Greater Toronto Area. She is also the Vice President of the Rinomato group of commercial companies, the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Interior Systems Contractors Association, and a board member of the local apprenticeship committee.

Elem is an incredibly fierce feminine leader in the construction industry, and today, she joins me on the show to share her story. She explains what it was like to be the only woman in the boardroom and how she overcame gender bias in a male-dominated business world.

 

“At the end of the day, one of the only things you have in life is the ability to make your own decisions. If you don’t voice your opinion, if you don’t say how you really feel, you become guilty of letting other people make choices for you.” – Elem Rinomato

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • What she did to set her company apart from her competitors.
  • What it was like to be the only woman in the room – and how she earned the respect of her male counterparts.
  • How to get your voice heard in a male-dominant industry.
  • How removing negativity – and negative people – from your life helps you shift your mindset and become a powerhouse businesswoman.
  • Female intuition and how it helps you achieve success.
  • Why energy, authenticity, and attitude in business is more important than facts, education, money, circumstances, failures, and success.
  • Overcoming the fear of success.

 

Elem Rinomato’s Top 3 Success Strategies:

  • Know your stuff.
  • Attitude is everything.
  • Believe in yourself.

 

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 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. 

Keep Reading >

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.

 

Mar 6, 2017

Today on Fierce Feminine Leadership…

Today we’re talking to the accomplished copy conversion mentor, speaker and published author, Sarah Grear. Sarah has personally written copy for over 200 businesses from start-ups to 7 figures. She has been featured by Huffington post as one of the top 50 must follow entrepreneurs for 2017.

Her focus is on helping entrepreneurs turn online lookers into online buyers with persuasive writing. Today Sarah will demonstrate to us the wealth of opportunity inherent in the world of online business for women entrepreneurs.

More about Sarah Grear….

  • Sarah has been a speaker at many events, including social media week in Los Angeles
  • Her DIY online writing class has over 1000 students
  • She was previously a travel blogger
  • After doing several online videos, Sarah was offered many speaking opportunities. People saw her confidence and authority shine through the camera and realized her potential. 

The online world helps you close the income gap for earning online, and changes the possibilities from what you were told could not be possible to reality. There is no ceiling for how much you can earn within the online world.  

According to Sarah, many of her female clients have closed the income gap and been successful in their online businesses by leaning into their strengths. Being clear on what you are good at and building a strong team to fill in the gaps where you have weaknesses is crucial.

 

3 power moves that Sarah implements to help her be more successful:

  1. Celebration- Sarah celebrates every step of her business. All the little things need to be celebrated. No matter the results you have got out of your launch or event, you should still celebrate.
  2. Learn how to upgrade your thoughts-You need to learn how to look at things in a positive light, and look at them as upgrades.
  3. Learn how to be playful. Learn to be playful, even when there are a lot of moving parts around you. This will allow you to stay grounded and focus on your goals.

 

Mentioned this episode

The Well Fed Writer

 

Connect with Sarah Grear

 https://www.sarahgrear.com/

 

Mar 3, 2017

Recently I was coaching a very successful, experienced, and established woman in business about speaking and taking the stage more, and she expressed to me that one of her number one concerns around doing that is opening herself up to public criticism.

When you are on a stage and somebody raises their hand to ask a question, there is always the possibility that you may encounter some kickback from an audience member.  Here's what you can do if you find yourself face-to-face with a dreaded heckler:

5 Tips to Handle Hecklers:

  1. Breathe. This is an opportunity for you to step into your leadership and demonstrate your poise. Do that by making sure that your brain is filled with good clean oxygen. 
  2. Determine if the person is simply asking a tough question or if it is a personal attack. If it's a tough question, you have several choices:
    1. You made endeavour to answer that question,
    2. You may respond with a question,
    3. You may pivot the question to something you actually want to talk about,
    4. Or you may simply say” let me get back to you on that, I don't have that information right now."
  3. Don’t engage, disengage. Do not respond to them by staring at them directly but by looking around at the audience while you are responding. Do not give a heckler energy and focus because that is what they feed on.
  4. If there is a rant, interrupt the rant. Say “Excuse me sir/ma'am, what is your question?” If they start ranting again you ask them to use the words “My question is” to receive more clarity.
  5. Ask for support. You may ask someone from your team to speak with this person individually or you may choose to involve the audience. You may say respectfully, to the audience, “Should I go on with the rest of my presentation, or do you want to hear more from this person?” At this point you will likely receive support to move on with your presentation.

 

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.

 

Mar 1, 2017

 

On This Episode of Fierce Feminine Leadership...

How willing are you to engage in politics in the workplace?  Bonnie Marcus, author of the Politics of Promotion and international speaker says that learning to successfully embrace and navigate workplace politics can give you the leg up that you need when it comes to reaching success.

More About Bonnie Marcus

  • Bonnie has 25-years of experience in corporate America.
  • Bonnie’s wake-up call came early on in her career she was passed over for a promotion because she didn’t position herself properly.
  • Politics of Promotion arose from a keynote Bonnie did called “Anatomy of a Blindside”
  • She has spoken at major events such as; the Dynamic Women in Business Conference at Harvard, the MIT Sloan School of Management, and the Massachusetts Conference for Women.

 

It takes more than great performance to get ahead in business. You need to know how to position yourself, build advocates and build influence across the organization.

 

How can you increase your political savvy?

  • Build a relationship with yourself- take the time to understand how you and your work contributes and adds value to the organization. This is the foundation for you to promote yourself and build influence across the organization.
    • Own your ambition- recognize what it takes to move your career forward and make decisions that support your ambition going forward.
  • Develop an awareness of what is going on around you and what your organization and bosses are trying to achieve
  • Build a network in a strategic way- It’s not only about who is in your network, but it’s also very important that you are selective in how you spend your time. Consider:
    • How powerful is each person in your network?
    • And how strong is your relationship with each of those people?
    • How you can build visibility with the powerful players?
    • Do the people in your network understand how you bring value to the organization?
  • Understand the dynamics of your organization. How are decisions made, who makes the decisions, & who influences the decisions?
    • What does it take to get ahead in your company?
      • Have there been other women who have reached leadership roles? did they have relationships with
      • What kind of assignments did they get?
      • Did they have a sponsor, a mentor, and or a coach?
      • What was their executive presence like?
    • What kind of behavior is condoned in your organization?

 

What can companies do to retain female talent?

  • The underlying problem isn’t addressed- women don’t necessarily want to leave work when they have small children or when they have elderly parents to care for, but they have little choice because there is little flexibility in corporate America to understand and support women throughout the entirety of their career.
  • Don’t make assumptions about what women want and need, ASK them what they need to be successful.
  • Individual women and their companies need to identify ambitious women who want a long-term career and then have an individualized career track that the leaders in their company will be held accountable for.

 

Connect with Bonnie Marcus

Womenssuccesscoaching.com

 

Feb 27, 2017

Positioning is ultimately a skill, that when mastered will become one of the most powerful communication tools you have. This tool can ultimately separate women of pre-eminence from everybody else.

You use positioning anytime you want to influence an outcome:

  • when asking someone for a sale,
  • when engaged in business development,
  • when sitting around the boardroom table,
  • or when asking for a job/raise/promotion.

Why is it that so many of these opportunities break down? It’s a lack of, or improper positioning.

 

Positioning is the way you frame your ask, argument or offer to make it relevant, compelling and urgent.

If you want to influence an outcome, you must make it relevant, compelling, and urgent to the person who you are addressing. The idea behind this is that people are far too preoccupied and stressed to care about what you have to say. On a day-to-day basis, the average person focuses primarily on their own problems and issues. If you want to really reach a person, you need to give someone a reason to care about what it is you have say.

Most people are tuned into “WIIFM” (What’s In It For Me) radio. Moreover, most people do not like change and will avoid making decisions until they need to. That is why if you are trying to make a change, you MUST make it relevant, compelling and urgent.

Feb 24, 2017

On Today's Episode.……

Mechanical engineer, social advocate, and writer Yassmin Abdel-Magied discusses redefining the narrative and views on young Muslim women.   Eleanor and Yassmin discuss how Yassmin has set out to do the things that she wants to do, rather than go along with the expectations deemed by society around her.

As a young Muslim women Yassmin faces unconscious bias and racism in her line of work as a mechanical engineer where she is surrounded primarily by white males. Yassmin is a force to be reckoned with and has proven time after time that it is possible to stand out and be who you want to be as well as do what you want to do in life.

 

About Yassmin

  • She is mechanical engineer by profession, amatuer boxer, and race car enthusiast
  • 2015 winner of the Queensland Young Australian Of the Year Award
  • Yassmin advocates for the empowerment of youth, women, and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Yassmin founded the non-profit organization Youth Without Borders at age 16 and today at age 25 she is a passionate advocate for young Muslim women.
  • The Truth About Racism is a documentary that Yassmin filmed last year that covers the neuroscience behind racism and bias.
  • Recently started an organization called MUMTAZA which empowers women of color to reach positions of power and influence

 

Takeaways

  • Live your own story- choose what you want to do versus following what everybody else is doing
  • Consciously choose to believe your dreams are possible- First you need to consciously make the decision you’re going to do something and then figure out how you’re going to execute.
    • Don’t let doubt negate your ideas or dreams
    • Make your dreams achievable by breaking them down into smaller steps to get there

Within Yassmin’s line of work and organizations she has started, she has encountered criticism. Typically if you are a women, who is young, black, Muslim etc, you will most likely be told you are wrong and that you shouldn’t have the opinions that you have. Yassmin’s goal is to bring light to these racial issues and be an advocate for the empowerment of young diverse women.

 

Connect with Yassmin

http://www.yassminam.com/

Youth Without Borders

 

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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 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 17, 2017

Today I’m talking to Carol Sankar, founder of the global executive leadership firm The Confidence Factor for Women in Leadership. They focus on diversity and inclusion initiatives for high level women.

 

Carol has been feature on TEDx, The Steve Harvey Show, Bounce TV, The Society for Diversity, and the Huffington Post.

 

We are going to talk about why confidence is like a beautiful piece of jewelry, and some insights Carol has gained on the differences between how men and women step into leadership to build and scale their businesses.

 

 

Building your confidence is the single most significant asset that you can cultivate if you want to smash the glass ceiling, take your seat at the table where the big deals and decisions are made, and have a voice!

 

Takeaways

  • You must wear confidence as a beautiful accessory that only you know how special you feel when you have it on.
  • You must work to develop confidence. You have to have an open and honest discussion with yourself to stop playing small, stop minimizing your accomplishments and to stop discounting yourself.
  • Carol learned that she needed to build up people’s confidence before anything else. People had too much self sabotaging behaviour to move forward in their business. Everything came down to them not believing in themselves.

 

Connect with Carol Sankar:

http://www.carolsankar.com/

 

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In “3 Critical Mistakes Women Entrepreneurs Make That Prevent Them From Replacing Their Corporate Salaries” you’ll discover:

  • Why your addiction to being efficient will keep you in under-earning jail.
  • The critical mindset shift you MUST make if you want to separate yourself from the millions of women entrepreneurs who are never able to replace their corporate salary.
  • 3 internal shifts you must make to join the top 2% of women entrepreneurs.

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

 

Feb 15, 2017

I highlight some common reasons why adversity is not only your best friend, but an incredible tool for deepening your leadership.

 5 Great Reasons Why Adversity Is Your Friend

  1. It deepens your ability to empathize with people. It gives you a much broader range of experience that you can then use to connect more effectively with your staff, colleagues, stake holders and customers.
  2. It gives you great stories. You must learn how to use these stories provide examples and illuminate your meaning. The three most important types of stories to note are: “to hell and back”, “reversal”, and “hero saga” stories.
  3. It deepens your grit and your resilience. Anybody can have a dream. Anybody can have a goal. It takes a woman with true grit and resilience to see it through. You build up that grit and resilience through experiencing adversity.
  4. It helps you attract better people into your life. Game recognizes game meaning if you’ve experienced adversity, you’ll connect with others who have as well.
  5. It helps you appreciate what you have. Sometimes it takes getting down on your luck or experiencing a health wake up call to help you appreciate what you already have.

 

Final Thoughts…...

If you are a fierce woman in business, adversity is your middle name. Understand that you can lean into adversity, see it for the gift that it is and embrace it. Make friends with adversity, because as long as you are trying, adversity is absolutely going to be a part of the journey and a part of the destination.

 

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 13, 2017

Today I am talking Desiree Adaway, the Principal Owner at the Adaway Group based in Nashville, North Carolina. She specializes in leading difficult conversations on race, class, and gender and building resilient, equitable and inclusive organizations. One of her prime success factors is the incredible skill she has for not caring with other people think of her.  Her purpose is to move the needle on diversity and inclusiveness inside organizations.

 

What you will learn

  • How to help create more diversity and inclusiveness inside your organization, and how to implement these changes.
  • How to test where your unconscious bias lay in your organization
  • You will hear Desiree challenge Eleanor how the assertion that Facebook algorithms are making it harder to have a good broad diverse range of conversations.

 

Takeaways

We need to change our vision of who is the definition of a leader -most organizations are still very bias towards gender, specifically white males.

Women in positions of leadership and power can help move the needle on inclusiveness by becoming mentors to other women, specifically women of color.

Some of the most common forms of unconscious bias are:

  • where we are posting our job openings
  • who are we hiring
  • how we look
  • and how we judge people by the institutions that they have attended

Recognizing your own biases is difficult. The Harvard Implicit Bias test can help. Sometimes you have to step away from a situation and ask yourself “where did that thought come from”, and learn how to handle a situation differently.

 

Connect with Desiree Adaway:

Desireeadaway.com

 

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’ve got 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.

 

Feb 8, 2017

On Todays Episode….. 

We’re discussing 5 “good girl” habits to break in order to unleash your true power as a leader. Ready to dive in? Let’s go: 

 

5 Good Girl Habits to Break 

Habit #1: Finishing your to-do list.  

As you advance, you will almost always have more complex tasks on your to-do list than you can possibly complete.  

Leadership is not about completing your to-do list, it is about deciding what on your to-do list you are going to bring the force of your attention to this day. 

Habit #2: Feeling the need to answer every question.  

She who asks the questions has control. If you are in a conversation and someone asks you a question that threatens to derail the conversation, consider responding with a question. 

Habit #3: Treating everyone equally.  

Triage your meeting requests according to those that line up most powerfully with your priorities. 

Habit #4: Respecting authority.  

Respect your own intentions, and self worth. 

Habit #5: Not playing hooky.  

Give yourself permission once and a while to play hooky. It will do wonders for your creativity. 

 

Helpful tips 

If you have another good girl habit that you want to break this year, I encourage you to let us know what it is. You can send us an email at eleanor@eleanorbeaton.com. While you are at it, I highly suggest that you head over to elearnobeaton.com/successpack and download my fierce success pack. This is my e-book Success Secrets of Fierce Women in Business + 5 interviews with power house women in business who can give you great insight on how to advance your career and grow your business to the 7-figure mark in the end.  

 

Feb 6, 2017

A pioneering entrepreneur, Ipelang Mkhari, founder and CEO of Motseng Investment Holdings, took a 20 year journey to become the successful and recognized woman she is today.

What does it take to build your career as an entrepreneur?

Discovery. Courage. Risk Taking. Sacrifice.

 

“Create a vision and make it so absolutely attractive that people want to kill to achieve that particular vision.” – Ipelang Mkhari

 

Moving Your Business from Version 1.0 – 2.0

  • Realize that you cannot do everything.
    • Be willing to let go.
  • Surround yourself with great people, hopefully people much smarter than you. That is critical.
    • Ensure the business has a corporate structure and foundation from HR, to IT, to finance.
  • Allow others to become strong leaders in your business or organization.
    • Make the people who work with you central to your business.
  • Create a culture of performance.
    • Treat individuals as individuals, while urging them on the journey of your vision.

 

Core to leadership is understanding what it is that you care for and being confident in pursuing that.

 

“It's a continual process to understand what it means to lead. Because you're not leading robots, you're leading individuals, you're leading human beings. They are feeling, thinking people. They have aspirations and goals. And so being able to impart or at least articulate and represent that which they want to become is critical.”

 

Top Three Pieces of Insight

  • Recognize Your Confidence.
  • Recognize the Importance of Training.
  • Recognize the Need for Sacrifice.

 

“We tend to believe that the people that we see on the cover of these magazines or women we see on television have not gone through difficulties, although we continue to go through difficulties … It couldn't be further from the truth. The reality is all of those women have had to really go through huge obstacles, they had to face their own fears, and they’ve had to take on challenges that are far larger than they are and with possibly a lot of trepidation.” – Ipelang Mkhari

 

Practices to Cultivate Courage

  • Establish a spiritual connection and tap into that source.
  • Surround yourself with advisors.
  • Find people travelling a similar journey and communicate openly and regularly with them.

 

“It's good to celebrate our successes but it's more important to celebrate the difficulties that we've encountered along the way because they're the ones that we learn from.” – Ipelang Mkhari

 

Two Most Important Steps to “Go Big” with Your Business

  • Get Great Consultants.
  • Get Great Sponsors – both financially and people who understand your industry.

 

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Feb 3, 2017

5 “Alternative Facts” For Women In Business

I am just wrapping up a 3-day retreat with the beautiful and fierce members of our Bold Women in Business Mastermind. 3 days of intensive strategic planning, masterminding, sisterhood and just a touch of Malbec. FUN. Fun enough to make me reimagine a new term I learned this week, care of Kellyanne Conway: “alternative facts.” The term is both terrifying and hilarious. And I have decided to grab the term back.

5 alternative facts I’d like to share with you.

  1. An alternative fact to Imposter Syndrome: No dear, you actually ARE qualified to do this thing that you’ve worked so hard for. Your hard work, your dedication and the depth of your desire to do it well are what qualify you. It is only your quest for perfection that disqualifies you. So get over it. #Sorrynotsorry.
  2. An alternative fact to being confused: Sorry Fierce One, I won’t take that one lying down. You are in fact VERY clear on your vision and mission and you know exactly the right next step to take. But you have trained yourself to stop trusting YOU. So for a moment, trust in me and hear that after coaching many, many wonderful women I can tell you this: the wisdom and clarity you seek are inside you. But that wise creature? She’s a Queen, OK? And she never raises her voice. So listen hard.
  3. An alternative fact to waiting to have things perfect before you make a move: Good luck with that. When you’re over it ping me. We have a WHOLE HOST of fierce, action taking women who can’t wait to meet you.
  4. An alternative fact to thinking that if you don’t do it yourself then you’re incompetent/unqualified/weak: The very best work comes from teams of people working together. Please refer to the movie Hidden Figures for further evidence.
  5. An alternative fact to the desolate feeling dogging so many that this is a troubling time for women: Pink hats. January 21, 2017.

 

Feb 1, 2017

Happy February! It is Black History Month and we are focusing even more on promoting diversity and diverse women in leadership.

Interesting Facts

  • Black women are doing an incredible job on moving barriers and rising to the top.
  • Studies show that black women are 3 times more likely to aspire to positions of power and a prestigious title than white women or other races.
  • However, white women are twice as likely to attain said position of power and prestigious title.

What is Happening in the World?

  • Currently there are 20 women at the helm of those fortune 500 companies. (about 4%).
  • Once Ursula Burns, the CEO of Xerox leaves, there will be NO black women as leaders in the fortune 500 companies.

 

What We Can Do to Help

Even though black women have networks and support, they lack sponsors! One of the things that is critical is that if you want to reach the upper echelons of your ambition and reach the top levels in your business, you are going to need sponsors. The problem we are seeing in the world of business is that black women lack sponsors.

Sponsors are powerful well connected people, who talk about you and circulate your name, they unlock their networks to help you be more successful.

“Sponsors are like steroids for your growth trajectory”

 

My Challenge To You….

I would like to be a sponsor to aspiring black women in business. I am currently an advisor for the Visiting Women Executive Exchange Program at the Yale School of Management.

This program focuses on supporting diverse, especially African American, African Canadian women, into positions of senior leadership, in both the non-profit sector, the private sector, and in government.

We are running another cohort, and are looking for up and coming ambitious black women who would like to participate in this powerhouse program at the Yale School of Management. You will have access to the networks, the skills the resources that will help you reach the top.

If you know of a woman in your network who could benefit from a program like this and benefit from studying at the Yale School of Management, I invite you to have this person reach out to me personally at eleanor@eleanorbeaton.com. Please put “Yale” in the subject line, and I will respond to you as soon as I can with more information about the program.

 

Jan 30, 2017

Whether you’re thinking about starting an online business, you want to take your current business to the next level by selling your products or services online, or you’re ready to really step up your game, step into your power, and find more freedom through the power of online sales – there are many things you must consider. One of the first things, though, is creating powerhouse sales funnels that will work for you and help you reach your goals faster – and easier.

But – what is a sales funnel? How many funnels does your business need? How do you create these powerhouse funnels that will put your business on auto-pilot so you can focus less on generating sale and more on spending time with your family?

Stephanie Nickolich is recognized as “The Millionista Mentor”. She’s a successful business mentor and expert in building and scaling online businesses using sales funnels. Stephanie has been featured and recognized by the Huffington Post as one of the Top 50 Online Women Entrepreneurs to Watch by the Huffington Post, and has helped countless online entrepreneurs grow their businesses to the 6-figure income level by helping them identify and create the sales funnels they need to continually scale their businesses. She joins us today to share her insight on what the term “sales funnel” really means, how they can help you automate your business, and grow your income on auto-pilot.

 

“You cannot have a business beyond yourself without having a sales funnel in place.” – Stephanie Nickolich

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • Stephanie shares her “Come to Jesus” moment and how it impacted her decision to pivot her career.
  • She explains how she helps entrepreneurs create businesses around the life they want to live instead of around the goals they want to achieve.
  • She explains what sales funnels are as well as how each funnel type differs depending on the products or services you want to launch.
  • We discuss the importance of implementing systems in your business to push your business to the next level without sacrificing your freedom.
  • She explains the difference between “cold leads,” “warm leads,” and “hot leads,” and why entrepreneurs should have funnels in place for each type of lead.
  • We discuss when you should consider outsourcing certain tasks or whether you should do them yourself.
  • She explains why she believes that if you’re doing something more than once within your business – you should create systems to automate the process.

 

3 Core Things New Entrepreneurs Need to Find Success Online:

  1. Patience
  2. Testing
  3. Paying attention to your numbers.

 

Connect with Stephanie Nickolich:

 

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The Fierce Feminine Leadership Success Pack is filled with interviews with highly successful women entrepreneurs as well as transcripts, worksheets, workbooks, and an e-book that highlights and outlines some of the biggest mistakes women make while building thought-leader-based businesses!

Claim your Success Pack today!

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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.               

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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 25, 2017

“Let’s meet for coffee. I want to pick your brain about something.”

You oblige. You meet. Then, you quickly discover that what was supposed to be a simple chat over coffee has turned into a free consultation.

Does this situation seem familiar to you? You’re not alone. The request for free brain picks is rampant among successful women. Many women-in-business have expressed mixed feelings about these types of requests. Almost everyone I have talked to want to genuinely help by sharing their time, encouragement, and expertise, but are unable to do so because they are already maxed out.

In today’s episode, I will be sharing 5 tried and tested strategies on how you can handle requests for free brain picks with respect and care towards the person, while also protecting yourself in the process.

“Remember that NO is a complete sentence. No explanation, no apology required.”

 

Key Points from today’s Fierce Feminine Podcast:

  • While most women-in-business want to be helpful, they are unable to do so because they are maxed out. They want to use the spare time that they have, outside their business or careers, with family, friends, and for themselves.
  • Many women find it difficult to say no to brain picking meetings, because they know that it’s dangerous for a woman-in-business to be perceived as “not nice” or “unhelpful”.
  • Free “pick your brain” sessions are different from connection calls or networking meetings, because with the latter there is a clear win-win for both parties. With “pick your brain” sessions, the help is clearly going in one direction alone.
  • Networking is critical for your business. You need to spend enough time networking and this means that sometimes you will need to say no to requests, such as “pick your brain sessions”, to prioritize meetings that are crucial for your business.

5 Strategies to Say No to Free Brain Picks

  1. Send them to your free content.
  2. Thank them and connect them to the next step of your sales process.
  3. Tell them the next networking event that you will be attending and meet them there.
  4. Allot a specific time per month for “pick your brain meetings”.
  5. Just say NO.

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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 23, 2017

When it comes to taking quantum leaps in growing your business or significantly advancing in your career – it’s not all about the amount of effort, hard work, dedication, or perseverance you provide your business or organization. These things do play a significant role, however it’s not the only thing that your business partners or your organizational leaders consider when it’s time to promote or open your business to new opportunities.

Effort, hard work, dedication, and perseverance can get our foot in the door, but it won’t get you to the front of the line.

So, what is it that can put you at the front of the line for that next promotion or the big speaking opportunity you’ve been dreaming about? In one word – sponsors – powerful, connected people within your organization or industry that can open the doors of opportunity for you.

On today’s episode, I’m going to share with you the difference between a mentor and a sponsor and how connecting with a sponsor can help you make the quantum leaps you desire in your business or career in 2017.

 

Sponsors are like the ladders in a game of Snakes and Ladders.

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • Research shows that women focus more on connecting with role models than connecting with sponsors.
  • What’s the difference between a mentor and a sponsor?
  • Sponsors are your allies – not your friend. You work together to help each other advance in your careers.
  • How to find a sponsor in your organization or industry to help you advance your business or career.

 

My Challenge to You:

  • Find a sponsor.
  • Look beyond your mentors.
  • Remember: Sponsorship is earned.

 

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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 20, 2017

Many high-achieving, highly-ambitious women find themselves frustrated with a gap in their market – something they know can be done better than what is currently available to the market today.

That’s why I created the Impact & Influence Leadership Lab for Women. This 6-week signature group coaching program was inspired out of my own frustration. A frustration of watching so many highly-ambitious, fierce feminine leaders working within large organizations or growing their own businesses, but lacking the confidence, influence, and presence they needed to really step into their power and advance their careers.

On today’s episode, I’m going to share with you why it is so important for women in business or corporate leadership roles to show up as confident, influential leaders. I’ll share how demonstrating your confidence and your ability to influence others can lead to career advancements, business growth, and opportunities you may have otherwise overlooked.

 

Influence, confidence, and the ability to stand out as an expert in your space is the best insurance you can have for growing your business or advancing your career.

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • Showing up as a confident competitor helps you gain the respect and credibility you deserve.
  • Women leaders need to be strategic in their networking skills to advance their careers and grow their businesses.
  • When you lack confidence, influence, and presence – you miss opportunities to grow as a female leader.
  • Why it’s important to engage in politics and how a lack of willingness to engage in politics can derail your career.
  • What you’ll get by registering for my Signature 6-week group coaching program.
  • How this program has helped other Fierce Feminine Leaders advance their careers, grow their businesses, and expand their network.

 

Dial Up Your Impact, Influence, and Income in 2017         

       

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

  

Enrollment ends January 22, 2017.  

         

    

    

         

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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             

 

 

Jan 18, 2017

It’s inauguration week in the United States – the week when the new President of the United States is sworn into the Oval Office. As the soon-to-be former President and First Lady prepare to leave the White House, I think back on the many accomplishments this powerhouse couple have achieved over their 8-year tenure – particularly, Michelle Obama.

Despite whether you agree with her politics, or the politics of President Barak Obama, Michelle Obama’s career is filled with valuable leadership lessons for women in business. Today, I’m going to share with you some of the important lessons I have learned from simply observing how she has lead initiatives – from her work in combatting childhood obesity and supporting veterans to her powerful speeches during the 2011 election. By simply observing her career, we can learn many valuable lessons that can help us be more effective in any negotiation, in any boardroom, or in any speech we give throughout 2017.

 

When you have the room – allow yourself to own it.

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • Resist the urge to play small to gain the acceptance of others.
  • Remember: your career is a marathon – not a sprint.
  • When you are ready to step back into the game after a career hiatus – or are faced with a big, bold opportunity – leverage it for all it’s worth!
  • Fun and lightheartedness is a powerful tool to unite your team, drive great results, and ultimately create a knockout culture.
  • Authenticity, integrity, and hope are what characterized Michelle Obama’s tenure. Her values are what people will remember her for.

 

Top 5 Leadership Lessons from Michelle Obama:

  1. Don’t apologize for being confident.
  2. Embrace the times when your career must take a back seat.
  3. Know how to own the room.
  4. Fun is a powerful leadership skill.
  5. Know your values.

 

My Challenge to You:

  • Sort out your relationship with your own personal power.
  • Decide when you need to allow your professional life to take a back seat to meet the needs of your family.
  • Know when to leverage great opportunities and allow yourself to own the room.
  • Create a fun, light-hearted working atmosphere.
  • Know your sense of certainty (and uncertainty).

 

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

 

Enrollment ends January 22, 2017. 

             

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

           

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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            

 

 

Jan 16, 2017

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

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

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

 

Your words are so powerful.

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

My Challenge to You:

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

 

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Enrollment ends January 22, 2017.

       

  

  

       

Love the show? Let us know!           

          

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

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

          

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

          

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

          

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

          

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

Visit EleanorBeaton.com/Discover           

  

 

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!          

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 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:

 

 

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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 

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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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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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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.

 

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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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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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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.

 

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Dec 7, 2016

Do you tend to put others before yourself? Do you shrink away from being powerful because you associate it with aggression or dominance which we consider to be masculine traits? Many of us want to step into our power, but we don’t want to have the negative connotations of manliness attributed to us, and we may see it as a burden and become invisible instead of reveling in our magical power. Today’s guest, Lynette Allen tells us that being a driving force in your home, community, and in your organization, is a characteristic that needs to be embraced and nurtured because we are fierce and ambitious leaders.

Lynnette is an international speaker, author, coach, trainer, wife, and mother and the founder of Her Invitation, a website dedicated to helping women keep their power rather than give it away.  She shows women how to be powerful and influential, so they don’t let their quiet command go to waste. Lynette helps women embrace their significance in their world and value their greatness and the talents they bring to every situation so they can be instrumental in creating harmony in the world.

Today Lynette shares her personal story, the story of how she came to be a coach who empowers women – helping them accept their brand of power, so they step into their confidence and become the ambitious women in business they aspire to be.

 “We are hugely powerful and we control quite a lot of stuff in our family and our work so we really turn the wheels at home and at the workplace but we don’t see our own power.” – Lynette Allen

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • Lynette talks about her views of some women's views of other women’s power.
  • She reveals her thoughts on the differences between males and females from a coach’s perspective.
  • She talks about how gender biased language affects women in the workforce.
  • We discuss how male and female roles are perceived and the effects of sexism on men.
  • We talk about how women don’t understand their significance.
  • Lynette talks about how she coached men and saw a correlation between them and women.
  • She talks about a time in her life where she had lost her confidence.
  • She tells us about a fellow entrepreneur who helped her build up her business and bring her personal joy.
  • She shares the pride she feels in helping many women come into their own.
  • We hear about what Lynette is working on next.

 

Top 3 Success Factors:

  1. Getting support and being open to receive it.
  2. Feeling your way and trust your intuition.
  3. Have courage and be brave – know you can do whatever you envision for yourself.

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Dec 5, 2016

We all strive to be the best fierce feminine leaders in our industries and to help you achieve your goals I’m searching for a coach for our podcast. I want her to be highly focused on the technical aspect of coaching and helping our clients create results. She will impact our clients positively and support our group program so we can offer one-on-one concierge support for our ambitious women in all of our courses.

Many women have a problem in that they overemphasize their particular expertise, whether that’s coaching, copywriting, personal training, or anything else they do as an entrepreneur. Does this sound like you? Do you focus on your skills or your ‘thing’ and find you’re not progressing as you envisioned? Focusing on what you’re great at isn’t a bad thing but relying solely on that aspect is detrimental for you and your business when you're self-employed. 

On today’s show, I’ll break things down for you so you can get out of your limiting focus, get further ahead at growing your business, and think in a more broader sense about what you’re doing within your company.  

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show

 

 

  • I’ll tell you about a range of things that could happen if you limit yourself in your role as a leader in your business.
  • I share a story about an entrepreneur who didn’t have a system in place.
  • I explain what the biggest derailer in your business.
  • I give you advice about growing your
  • I discuss delivery mechanism and how to get your work out there.
  • What does a delivery mechanism look like in the corporate world?

Mentioned in This Episode:

 

My Challenge to You:

  • Get out of your own way.
  • Focus on a delivery
  • Don’t be so tightly focused on your ‘'
  • Make sure you have a full 360-degree view of your business or organization and play the game from that

 

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Dec 2, 2016

Are you the type of person who envisions yourself a fierce woman leader who makes seven figures, or do you see yourself one day as the CEO of General Motors? Or are you a detail oriented operator who sticks to a plan, has your nose to the grindstone so you can execute your plan but you get uncomfortable seeing the bigger picture of what your career or business will be?

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Whether you are a big thinker or a person who strategizes, it’s easy to get stuck and lose track of what you originally intended on accomplishing for your company, or your career. If you’re stuck for too long, you’ll miss things like opportunities, networking, and sales.

On today’s episode, I’ll help you blast through your lack of clarity so you can get closer to building something new or create a new pathway as an entrepreneur or a woman in a leadership role.

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • I talk about uncertainty and clarity and how it affects your goals and visions.
  • You’ll find out what the characteristics are of women who are in the ‘big thinker bucket.’
  • You’ll see what happens to your visions and outcomes when you’re a ‘tactical detail-oriented ‘ operator.
  • I’ll talk about the elite group of women in business who shattered the ‘glass ceiling’ and why they are important to you.
  • You’ll hear about my vision and how I broke it down into a tangible outcome.

 

Mentioned on Today’s Show:

 

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Nov 28, 2016

We strive to show women how to energize their power through the Fierce Feminine Leadership podcast, and we motivate them to step into their role as leaders of business. Everyone has a story of how they became successful entrepreneurs, and we always hear stories that are highly motivating, educational, and awe-inspiring. Our guest today is my good friend Dr. Emily Letran, who is a general dentist and owner of two multi-specialty group practices in Southern California, an ambitious entrepreneur, mom, and a successful high-performance coach. 

 

Dr. Emily is committed to continuous learning, investing in herself and taking courses around her specialty of clinical dentistry and practice management, marketing, business growth, and development. She is the author of several books, and she is dedicated to helping business people maximize their potential in life and business, streamline their business, and increase their profit.

 

On today’s episode, you’ll hear Dr. Emily’s amazing and moving personal story, her philosophy on life and business, and her strategies to help you become the best fierce feminine leader you can be.

“If you think of all the great leaders, no one grows a big business empire by themselves – everyone has a team of people behind them.” Dr. Emily Letran

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • How did Emily create a successful life from her humble beginnings?
  • Emily shares her business strategy in regards to investments.
  • Emily gives us advice on how to plan your time around working on and in the business.
  • She tells us how her young child taught her a valuable life lesson and how it impacted her life.
  • Emily asks you a question and asks you to write down the answers so you can refer to it when you need to.
  • She gives you an alternative to the well-known ‘to do’ list that you can use in your life and your work.
  • You’ll get advice on another type of list that will help your productivity.
  • She gives you her perspective on ‘influence’ and how you can acquire it.

 

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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

 

Nov 18, 2016

Gut instincts are critical for women in business. Your gut helps you accurately read other people, respond to information quickly, and build a version of success that perfectly suits YOUR unique needs and desires. But many high achieving women disconnect from their instincts over time. In this episode Eleanor shares one simple tip for connecting and trusting your gut instincts…and allowing them to guide you.

Nov 16, 2016

In today’s episode, I am joined by the fabulous Australian-based mentor, speaker, and the expert in Wellness Psychology and Human Potential, Suzi Petrozzi. Suzi has worked with thousands of high-achieving, successful women in business around the globe, helping them overcome obstacles and move past crossroads in their lives and careers that are often developed over emotional barriers. Suzi is the founder of an award-winning wellness center – Petrozzi Wellness Center – in Sydney, Australia, which she works alongside her husband, John. She has worked as a clinical psychologist for over 13 years, and this experience has driven her passion to help her clients on a more intimate level. 

 

In our last episode of Fierce Feminine Leadership, We talked a little about emotional barriers, criticism, taking things personally, and self-awareness. Today, Suzi shares her expert knowledge and experiences while helping her high-achieving, successful clients and explains what you need to do to overcome your emotional obstacles, what questions you need to ask yourself to break down barriers and transform yourself and your career down the path of success. 

 

“Investing in the dream will allow your business to flourish and grow.” – Suzi Petrozzi 

 

Here’s a breakdown of today’s episode: 

  • What is the transformation Suzi is providing to her clients? 
    Who does she work with – and why? 
  • What lead Suzi to her current business and career? 
  • What is it about her clients that appeals to her so much to devote her career to this specific niche? 
  • What perfectionist tendency did she have to address personally to achieve such high success, both professionally and personally? 
  • What is “Triangle Awareness?” 
  • How does she combine the outward-facing speaking and coaching practice side of her business with the reality of running a multi-disciplinary wellness center? 
  • What was the most monumental turning point in her career that made her shift her focus and impacted her success? 
  • How big of an issue is stress and overwhelm for high-achieving women and how do you break the cycle? 
  • What does Suzi mean by “ideas and emotions need to be moved?” 
  • What have been the top three success factors for Suzi? 

 

Suzi’s Words of Wisdom: 

  • Ask yourself: “What do I want?” 
  • Trust what comes up. 
  • Implement the tips – however small – that will lead you in the direction to achieve what you want. 

 

Resources Mentioned: 

 

 
 
Nov 14, 2016

Whether you are running a business or running a marathon, high-performance is a critical skill to have in order to “finish the race.” As many of my wonderful listeners already know, I am a huge fan of high-performing women, athletes, entrepreneurs, and business executives. However, throughout my coaching experience, I often see many women that have the potential to be high performers, but somehow fail to unlock that potential – leaving it on the table. Today, I share with you four critical psychological skills that all high-performers must have and master in order to achieve success in life, business, and sports.

Unless you’re living a high-performance lifestyle in business and life, you are leaving potential on the table.

My Challenge for You:

  • Think about what would be possible if you could unlock 15% more potential without creating more time in a day or upgrading your skills.
  • Think about what would be possible for humanity if everyone could unlock 15% more of their
  • Think about how the whirlwind of your life is affecting your ability to achieve your wildly important goals.

 

The 4 Critical Psychological Skills of High-Performers:

  1. Focus
  • Focus to work through the whirlwind.
  1. Visualization
  • Visualize the “end game” and what steps you need to take to achieve it.
  1. Setting Effective Goals
  • Drastically narrow your focus down. Set smaller goals to achieve the W.I.G.
  1. Dealing with Distractions
  • Learn how to say a powerful “no” to stay on track with your vision and goals.

When you unlock your capacity by 10, 15, 20 percent – think about what is going to be possible for your family, the people you love, and humanity as a whole.

Book Recommendation:

I highly recommend checking out Annette Verschuren’s new book, “Bet On Me,” an inspiring book on Annette’s philosophy on what it takes to be a highly successful leader.

To purchase “Bet On Me”

Until next time…

Stay fierce!

 

Nov 11, 2016

Women are essential to affect change in order to lead our homes, businesses, our communities, and the world. We come from diverse backgrounds, and everyone’s story is unique, valuable, and helpful to us so we can turn our survival stories into success stories.

My guest today is Dr. Venus Opal Reese, and she shares her incredible story of being on the streets to who she is now - The Black Women Millionaires Mentor, an inspirational speaker, and the creator and CEO of Defy Impossible Inc. Venus has been featured in media publications and broadcasting stations like Ebony Magazine, Forbes, Black Enterprise, ABC News, CBS, PBS, The Associated Press, and she is a regular contributor to Heart and Soul Magazine and TV.  She teaches her tribe how to reach beyond the inner glass ceilings, defy their ‘impossible,’ and break the million-dollar mark on their terms.

In today’s episode, Venus doesn’t hold back while she explains how you can benefit from your pain story while keeping your sense of self on your quest to become the best you can be as a fierce feminine business leader.

 

“I don’t think people buy your skills – I think they buy your energy.”

Dr. Venus Opal Reese

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • Venus tells you how she went from a dire situation to obtaining her degrees from Stanford University to making her millions.
  • She explains her business model and how she motivates her tribe to dollarize their pain.
  • Venus talks about survival strategy as an entrepreneur.
  • We hear Venus tell us about someone who built their message around their skills and transformed it to the message around their pain.
  • Venus tells us what a D.R.E.A.M. client is and how to call your clients by 'who' they are.
  • Venus tells how she developed her sense of certainty.
  • She shares her feelings about how ‘surrender’ is powerful and important to her.
  • Venus has so much going on including a book coming out, and a Hollywood deal, she details what’s in store for her and her tribe in 2017.
  • She announces her ideas for her New Money Now Blueprint 3 day workshop.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

 

My Invitation to You

Let’s make 2017 your year for success, for courage, for being the fierce female leader you know you can be! Reserve your seat to join me and other fierce feminine leaders on November 18 through 20 for a 3-day retreat in Toronto, Canada to crystallize your vision, create a powerful 90-day action plan, and get the tools you need to help you seriously uplevel your life and business.

Visit FierceFeminineLeadershipIntensive.com to reserve your seat now!

 

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

 

Nov 9, 2016

Do you get frustrated at how long things are taking? Do you think things should be much easier? As a coach, I notice impatience is normal among fierce feminine leaders, so rest assured you’re not alone.  Possessing and bringing a sense of urgency to your business is a positive step but it can go the opposite way where your impatience causes you to resist embracing a high level of performance.

Years ago, I had the opportunity to interview Stanford University psychologist Dr. Carol Dweck who is the author of the book Mindset which is like a bible to me in my coaching practice. Her book pinpoints two type of mindsets, fixed and growth, and how we use these attitudes to either move forward or keep us back from realizing our goals. 

So, on today’s episode, I’ll talk about fixed and growth mindset so you understand what may be keeping you back from your goals. Our attitudes are not set in stone, and many intelligent and competitive women break out of their negative mindsets to achieve success no matter how long it takes.

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

 

  • I’ll tell you about what the fixed mindset does that may hold you back in your business or career pursuits.
  • When you’re in a growth mindset, you are open to learning, and there’s no stopping how far you can go to see success.
  • I’ll tell you about what happens when you focus on how long something will take you.
  • I address those who get discouraged by the length of time it takes to get to their goals.

 

My Challenge to You:

  • Get in the zone; you have to flip the switch so that you see that the length of time it takes to see success is a path to mastery and not something you’re doing wrong.
  • Focus on the ground you cover in your pursuit of achievement instead of focusing on how long it takes to get to your destination.

 

 

Mentioned on Today’s Show:

 

 

My Invitation to You

Let’s make 2017 your year for success, for courage, for being the fierce female leader you know you can be! Reserve your seat to join me and other fierce feminine leaders on November 18 through 20 for a 3-day retreat in Toronto, Canada to crystalize your vision, create a powerful 90-day action plan, and get the tools you need to help you seriously uplevel your life and business.

Visit FierceFeminineLeadershipIntensive.com to reserve your seat now!

 

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 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

 

 

Nov 7, 2016

Giving back to the community and the world around you can be an incredibly powerful feeling. Knowing that you, your company, or your business has made a positive impact on someone else can leave you feeling rejuvenated, changing your views on the world around you. Pamela Hawley, founder and CEO of Universal Giving, an award-winning nonprofit that helps individuals and corporations give back and volunteer to communities worldwide through quality and vetted opportunities. 

 

Pamela has always had the unwavering desire to help people meet their social responsibility and has been in the philanthropic industry for many years. Her organization has assisted Fortune 500 companies such as Cisco and Gap, scale their global corporate social responsibilities worldwide. Today, she shares her journey from working as an intrapreneur to starting up Universal Giving and growing it into the award-winning organization that has helped make a huge impact in thousands of people’s lives all over the world. She shares tips and insight on how other women in business can also provide social good through their business or organization, as well as their community and explains why building solid relationships is more important than preparing sales pitches. 

 

“You have to work for your calling.” – Pamela Hawley 

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show: 

  • How Pamela’s intrapreneurial experience helped prepare her for the work she does today. 
  • How she grew Universal Giving from a startup to an award-winning, successful organization. 
  • How the Universal Giving model has innovated the nonprofit world. 
  • How women in business can engage with large corporate companies. 
  • Why she focuses more on client retention and less on the sales component. 
  • She explains the challenges she has faced while growing Universal Giving and how she overcame them. 
  • She shares what her most important success factor has been throughout her journey. 
  • She explains how she made the transition into the position of leadership within her organization. 

 

Connect with Pamela Hawley & Universal Giving: 

 

My Invitation to You  

 

Let’s make 2017 your year for success, for courage, for being the fierce feminine leader you know you can be! Reserve your seat to join me and other fierce feminine leaders on November 18 through 20 for a 3-day retreat in Toronto, Canada to crystalize your vision, create a powerful 90-day action plan, and get the tools you need to help you seriouslyuplevelyour life and business.  

 

Visit the Fierce Feminine Leadership Intensive website to reserve your seat now!  

  

Love the show? Let us know!  

 

Are you a fan of the Firece 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 youreallywant 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  

  

 

Nov 4, 2016

An interesting point was mentioned during my last episode while interviewing Vicki Saunders, the founder of SheEO. She said that women are not asking for help in their businesses – that many women feel they need to do everything on their own in order to be, or feel, successful and accomplished. In reality, though, it is incredibly hard to do everything on your own without asking for help and developing a team.

In this episode, I want to share some tips with you on five ways you can ask for help, and three ways you can ask in the right way.

5 Ways You Can Ask for Help:

  1. Ask for Introductions
  • An introduction is a powerful pre-framing technique in terms of positioning and allowing you to gain access to that person’s network.
  1. Ask People to Spread the Word Through Their Social Media Networks
  • Ninja Move Tip: When asking people to spread the word through their social media platforms, give them an image and some text they can use to promote.
  1. Ask for Advice
  • A wise woman once said, “When you ask for money, you get advice. When you ask for advice, you get money.”
  1. Have a Focus Group or Advisory Board
  2. Interview People

3 Tips on How To Ask for Help In the Right Way

  1. Be Mindful of a Person’s Time
  • Follow the 10-minute rule: “Hey, can we chat for about 10 minutes on the phone? I really need some advice.”
  1. Know What You Want
  • Having a clear picture of what you want and how it fits into your business’ “bigger picture” will help others help and collaborate with you easier and more efficiently.
  1. Have a Beginner’s Mindset
  • Maintain a balance between being open to information and closing down the information so you can implement.

“The most dangerous thing that can happen to a leader is that she begins to cut herself off from information” – Eleanor Beaton

 

Subscribe to and Review the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast for a Chance to Win this month’s contest!

At the end of each month, one lucky reviewer will win a free private coaching session with me! Are you feeling lucky? Head on over to iTunes, subscribe to the show and leave your honest feedback to enter your name into the contest!

 

Nov 2, 2016

On the Fierce Feminine Leadership podcast, we focus on how to help women become fierce and how to step into their power as leaders. Women are instrumental in affecting change in their home, their businesses, and the world and we need to inspire confidence in each other so we can take our rightful place at the helm.

 

I’m excited to bring you another episode of our special series sponsored by The Security Traders Association of Women in Finance Initiative. It is my delight to introduce my guest, Eden Simmer, who is a fierce feminine leader in the world of finance with eleven years of investment experience, has an MBA from Columbia Business School, undergraduate degrees in finance and economics, and an international business certificate from the University of Iowa. She is the senior vice president and equity trader for Pacific Investment Management Company, LLC in New York (PIMCO) and she also worked at Deutsche Asset Management as an equities and foreign exchange trader, and ABN AMRO Group as a foreign exchange and derivatives trading associate.

 

In today’s episode, Eden is going share her amazing story and give you some incredible insights about how you can become a fierce feminine leader in finance or outside of this industry so you can take your well-deserved seat at the table.

 

“You have to know who you are to be successful.”

 Eden Simmer

 

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

 

 

  • Who is Eden Simmer and how did growing up on a farm empower her to be successful in her career?
  • She shares her story about how her first experiences in business led her to Wall Street.
  • Eden tells us what empowered her to shape her career focus.
  • She shares her thoughts on women’s visibility in the industry.
  • Eden examines gender bias and its effects on women who want to become leaders.
  • Eden talks about the biggest challenge she faced as a woman in finance and how emerging women in business can achieve success.
  • She reveals who inspires her and why.
  • Eden talks about factors in becoming a successful woman leader in the industry.
  • What’s in Eden’s cards regarding her development and growth as a leader.

 

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

 

 

 

My Invitation to You

Let’s make 2017 your year for success, for courage, for being the fierce female leader you know you can be! Reserve your seat to join me and other fierce feminine leaders on November 18 through 20 for a 3-day retreat in Toronto, Canada to crystalize your vision, create a powerful 90-day action plan, and get the tools you need to help you seriously uplevel your life and business.

Visit FierceFeminineLeadershipIntensive.com to reserve your seat now!

 

Love the show? Let us know!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Visit EleanorBeaton.com/Discover

 

 

Oct 31, 2016

On the Fierce Feminine Leadership podcast, we dedicate ourselves to ambitious heart-centered women who want to step into their power in leadership roles – you are the reason we do this. Women are very important to the world because to affect any change we need to have strong and empowered women taking the helm in their communities, homes, and business organizations. I want to take this time to acknowledge all of you fierce women who have subscribed to our show, who have sent me emails letting me know how this show has helped you, and for those of you who suggest topics for discussion, we do this all for you.

In today’s episode, Christine is going share her amazing story and give you some incredible takeaways on how to advance or pivot your career, how to be effective in large organizations, and how to network so you can secure and keep that top job you’ve been working so hard to acquire,

“The positive voice inside your head is really something that sustains you through a great deal.” Christine Sandler

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show: 

  • Who is Christine Sandler and why did she choose a career in finance?
  • Christine’s pivots in her career and the drivers associated with her current pivot.
  • Her advice to women who are thinking of a career pivot.
  • Her insights about career satisfaction.
  • She gives advice to women who have questions about how to cultivate resilience in life and career.
  • Christine talks about her critical career success factors.
  • Her advice to women who are climbing or want to climb the ladder of success in the industry.
  • How the industry affects women in leadership roles.
  • What is a sponsor, and how to find the right sponsor and why is a sponsor important to your career?
  • How to be clear in your career goals.
  • What it takes for a woman to build a career in finance.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

 

 

My Challenge to You:

Take one or two of the nuggets of fantastic information Christine shared and put them to work for you today so you can be even more successful in your career.

 

 

 

My Invitation to You

Let’s make 2017 your year for success, for courage, for being the fierce female leader you know you can be! Reserve your seat to join me and other fierce feminine leaders on November 18 through 20 for a 3-day retreat in Toronto, Canada to crystalize your vision, create a powerful 90-day action plan, and get the tools you need to help you seriously uplevel your life and business.

Visit FierceFeminineLeadershipIntensive.com to reserve your seat now!

 

Love the show? Let us know!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Visit EleanorBeaton.com/Discover

 

Oct 28, 2016

I’m delighted to be podcasting from beautiful London England where I’m having a wonderful time doing business, visiting my family, and speaking at a conference for entrepreneurs where the topic of income generation came up. We hear the call and we become business women, but when it comes to monetizing I notice that many women entrepreneurs feel guilty about making money. The subjects of helping women become fierce successful financial leaders and overcoming money blocks are subjects I have a deep fascination in. 

 

Do learned money rules or stories affect how you deal with finances? I come from a long line of economists and economizers and I learned a great deal from my parents who were trying to build a future with what little income they brought in. I was taught early on that there was a scarcity of money or that it would be here today and gone tomorrow so I learned that waste not want not was a valid money rule, but I also learned to be uncomfortable around money.

 

On today’s episode, I’m going to share with you how learned money rules create blocks that interfere with your business success and your joy, and I talk about helping you break the chains holding you back from true financial freedom.

 

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

 

  1. How economizing and economy affected me as a young girl.
  2. How your money story will catch up to you in business.
  3. Common money blocks that hold you back.
  4. I share about how money blocks surfaced when I started my business.
  5. How I help you change your mindset so you can embrace money.

 

My Challenge to You:

  • Reflect on your money stories and how they have affected you in your personal and business life and download your free Monthly Cash Calculator.
  • Give back to others and be a part of transforming the world into a softer, kinder, and nurturing place.

 

 

Mentioned on Today’s Show:

 

My Invitation to You

Let’s make 2017 your year for success, for courage, for being the fierce female leader you know you can be! Reserve your seat to join me and other fierce feminine leaders on November 18 through 20 for a 3-day retreat in Toronto, Canada to crystalize your vision, create a powerful 90-day action plan, and get the tools you need to help you seriously uplevel your life and business.

Visit FierceFeminineLeadershipIntensive.com to reserve your seat now!

 

Love the show? Let us know!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Visit EleanorBeaton.com/Discover

 

 

 

Oct 26, 2016

Today, you’re hearing the Fierce Feminine Leadership podcast from beautiful London England where I’m speaking at a conference run by my good friend Carmelita Nuthall. I’m originally from the UK so its’s fabulous to visit with my family and getting in some shopping at the same time. Since I’m here, I invited a successful solopreneur who lives in London to talk to us about her experience as a businesswoman.

 

I’m excited to introduce you to a successful and ambitious woman, Holly Worton who is the author of Business Intuition and she is a business mindset coach for women entrepreneurs. Holly is a mentor who takes you into visibility so you can grow your business. You will hear how her path to success wasn’t easy and she’ll tell you how to use your cycle and your intuition to your advantage.

 

On today’s episode, Holly will tell you about how she developed a prominent business and how she gives back to women entrepreneurs to help them become fierce feminine solopreneurs.

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

 

  • How Holly found her niche.
  • The importance of mindset.
  • Common examples of self-sabotage.
  • Techniques Holly uses to support women in business.
  • The importance of intuition.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

 

Connect with Holly:

 My Invitation to You

Let’s make 2017 your year for success, for courage, for being the fierce female leader you know you can be! Reserve your seat to join me and other fierce feminine leaders on November 18 through 20 for a 3-day retreat in Toronto, Canada to crystalize your vision, create a powerful 90-day action plan, and get the tools you need to help you seriously uplevel your life and business.

Visit FierceFeminineLeadershipIntensive.com to reserve your seat now!

 

Love the show? Let us know!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Visit EleanorBeaton.com/Discover

 

Oct 24, 2016

Jennifer Gillivan is the president and CEO of the IWK Health Center foundation. She has vast experience with philanthropy, partnership strategy, marketing, and of course, leadership. She was born and educated in Dublin, Ireland and migrated to Canada in 1982 where she eventually worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and would later receive the CBC English Television Award for Pioneer Work.

Jennifer’s career started out rocky as an immigrant but on hindsight, she said the rough road she took was actually the perfect environment for her to build what would become a successful career.

In today’s episode, Jennifer will tell us just how to make the female voice heard in a male-dominated society and become a dominant presence inside the boardroom without coming out as arrogant and egoistic.

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • Why not being good in school doesn’t mean you won’t be successful in real life
  • Selling a concept and an idea to strangers by being genuinely curious
  • How to become a generous listener and how you can use that when it comes to marketing your ideas
  • You’ll learn the importance of where your values lie and why your career growth depends on it.
  • Why the biggest hurdles you may face are the challenges and opportunities that work against your values
  • How to know where your values lie
  • Jennifer’s definition of “Owning your ambition”
  • The importance of promoting yourself and your successes
  • Why where you sit in the boardroom as well as the gestures you do matter
  • You’ll know why asking someone to explain it to you in a way that you can understand is not a sign of weakness.
  • Talking not for the sake of talking but for the sake of contribution
  • Jennifer’s own 3 success tips on becoming a successful female entrepreneur

Jennifer’s Words of Wisdom

  • “Spending the time understanding your essence, who you truly are and what your values are, where your lines are is probably the smartest piece of homework in any part of your life and specially your career.”
  • “Elbows in, be in the room and people will remember you in the room.”
  • “Nobody can value you better than you, nobody can treat you better than you treat yourself. How you treat yourself is how you teach others to treat you.”

Want more? 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!

 

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Oct 21, 2016

All of us have dreams. Some dream of pursuing their dream career or profession while others dream of making a great name for themselves in business. Whichever dream you might have, one thing is for certain: You have to invest in yourself and trust me when I say your future self will thank you if you start now.

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • Imagine your dreams and goals to be like a small baby. In order for babies to grow healthy and strong, you have to give them all the time and commitment just like your dreams.
  • It’s natural for women in our society to put other people in front of us but now it’s time to focus on you.
  • You won’t be able to grow your dreams if you don’t invest on them or feed it scraps.
  • You have to improve your belief and commitment to your dreams so you can improve your belief and commitment to yourself.
  • Put your money where your mouth is. Invest in your dreams.
  • Do not give up on goals when they get hard. When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
  • Don’t make excuses to put your dreams on hold.
  • Successful companies burn through loads of cash when they’re growing. You yourself can’t grow without spending money.
  • Investing in yourself first is a powerful mindset so invest in you.
  • Investing on something is not the same as doing work to generate the results. You can’t spend your way out of a problem. 

My Challenge To You!

Take your dreams and goals seriously. Commit to investing in yourself and in those goals to make them a reality. Get access to the right kind of people who possess the right kind of skills and influences. Give yourself permission to invest in yourself.

 

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Oct 19, 2016

On the Fierce Feminine Leadership podcast, we discuss ways to empower yourself in your role as an independent woman in business and in your personal life. The question is, how do you find fulfillment in the world of business?

Sue Norton is CEO and Director of Operations of a web-based marketplace called Pink Tiger Inc. where shoppers can choose exciting new looks from an array Canadian fashion designers. She is also a successful business owner, the co-owner of Alicia tech Inc., active with various cancer organizations, and has a blue belt in the martial art of Krav Maga. 

Today, Sue tells us where she began her journey and how she got to this point in her career. She also shares some insights and tips about the nature of becoming a fierce feminine leader in two polarizing business worlds.

Own your inner bad ass – Sue Norton

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show: 

  • Sue talks about how she spreads her time between all her ventures.
  • She discusses her biggest success factors, and strategies to become a powerful fierce woman leader.
  • What she considers her biggest challenge as a woman leader in social enterprise and business.
  • Her advice to women who want to explore raising the bar in their career path and how to give back to the community.
  • She gives valuable advice to women so they can create their own success.

Mentioned in This Episode:

  

My Invitation to You

Let’s make 2017 your year for success, for courage, for being the fierce feminine leader you know you can be! Reserve your seat to join me and other fierce feminine leaders on November 18 through 20 for a 3-day retreat in Toronto, Canada to crystalize your vision, create a powerful 90-day action plan, and get the tools you need to help you seriously uplevel your life and business.

Visit the Fierce Feminine Leadership Intensive website to reserve your seat now!

 

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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…

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

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Oct 17, 2016

On the Fierce Feminine Leadership podcast, we talk about empowering women. Claiming your power is incredibly important to becoming successful in your business or organization, but how do you transition from the corporate world into a top leadership role?

 

It is my pleasure today to speak with my guest Cheryl Wood founder of Cheryl Wood Empowers who is a globally known speaker, guru, author, and coach. She found her way out of a functional role in the corporate world into the highly satisfying realm of entrepreneurship and is instrumental in inspiring women around the world.

 

Today Cheryl tells her story about how she went from being a legal secretary for fifteen years to successfully switching gears to become an ambitious and successful mompreneur. Knowing she was destined for greatness she began her new journey in 2009 which ultimately satisfied her spirit as a mother, wife, and entrepreneur.

 

If you never get started you can never be great.

Cheryl Woods

 

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

 

  • How running a small business detoured Cheryl’s life.
  • Her first opportunity that took her from a set routine to an exciting and profitable venture.
  • The universal take away from breaking out of a stereotypical role.
  • How women level up from the mindset of being ‘enough’ to the point of believing they are worthy to reach for the stars and beyond.
  • Cheryl’s insights about her work as an international speaker and as a strong and fierce woman leader.
  • Her message to women in various roles about their inherent greatness.

 

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Visit EleanorBeaton.com/Discover

 

Oct 14, 2016

One of the most important aspects of growing a business or advancing in your career or organization is to consistently plant the seeds to success. In episode 78, we heard from thought-leader and entrepreneur, Pamela Slim talk about why she does to maintain momentum in her business, and one of the key points she made was to consistently plant seeds of success.

But, how do you do that as a new entrepreneur? How do you do that while working within an organization? Why is it critical to continually plant these seeds each and every day and what type of impact can you expect in your life, your business, and your career?

In today’s episode, I’m going to share with you nine things you can do every day to consistently plant seeds of success, whether you’re an entrepreneur or work within an organization.

 

You reap today what you planted previously. You must have an ‘invest in yourself’ mindset.

 

9 Ways to Plant Seeds of Success Daily:

  1. Have connection calls.
  2. Reach out to your network.
  3. Gather testimonials and recommendations.
  4. Start speaking.
  5. Publish more often.
  6. Take a course.
  7. Cultivate relationships with influencers.
  8. Choose an area of expertise.

 

My Invitation to You

Let’s make 2017 your year for success, for courage, for being the fierce feminine leader you know you can be! Reserve your seat to join me and other fierce feminine leaders on November 18 through 20 for a 3-day retreat in Toronto, Canada to crystalize your vision, create a powerful 90-day action plan, and get the tools you need to help you seriously uplevel your life and business.

Visit the Fierce Feminine Leadership Intensive website to reserve your seat now!

 

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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.

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Oct 12, 2016

Taylor Swift is probably one of the most successful celebrities in the world today and I’d like to think she owes her success to her squad. That’s right, her group of powerful femme fatales isn’t just for display, girls. No, Taylor chose them for a reason and today’s show will highlight the importance of forming your own squad to become successful.

 

 

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

 

  • Taylor Swift’s career skyrocketed when she formed her squad as she transitioned from country to mainstream pop. Many country fans got disappointed but her current success was definitely worth the transition.
  • It is important to surround yourself with people who are where you want to be, who will support not just who you are today but also your past as well as the person you are becoming.
  • The right squad is the most important thing when it comes to supportive relationships.
  • Your income or success is dependent on the people you spend most of your time with.
  • Loneliness is as harmful to health as smoking.
  • Find time for friends and building relationships despite having a busy business or career, they are the sustenance to keep you going.
  • A squad is a wedge and it’s powerful enough to overcome fear and doubt when chasing your dreams.
  • A good squad is made up of like-minded friends who are independent in their own way, knows what you’re going through, understands your transformation, and will always love and support you through it all.
  • A squad is helpful when it comes to controversial choices in your life, important to your wellbeing when pursuing ambition, and is able to shove a wedge in the door of opportunity.

 

 

My Invitation To You!

 

Put yourself into situations and environments where you are going to have an opportunity to be around this type of squad. To help you with that, I want you to check out my upcoming Fierce Feminine Leadership live intensive. It’s a face-to-face, 3-day life changing retreat for ambitious women in business.

 

You will have an opportunity to be part of a tribe of smart and positive women who get it and will be there to support you in achieving your life goals. It will be held at Hockley Valley Resort in Toronto on November 18 to 20 2016.

 

If you're ready to make some big things happen for yourself, if you're ready to say yes to yourself and prioritize your big success and not just the needs of other people, head on over to the Fierce Feminine Leadership Intensive website and register!

 

If you want to reach out and see if you’re a good fit for this group, go to EleanorBeaton.com/discover. Fill out an application, tell us about yourself, and we’ll get in touch with you totally free of charge.

 

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Oct 10, 2016

On the Fierce Feminine Leadership podcast, we often talk about ways to step into and claim your power. Claiming your power is incredibly important to become successful in your business or organization, but what if you’re ready to pivot from the corporate world into the entrepreneurial world? What do you do if your professional history is filled with a lot of experience across multiple industries or your resume shows several different – and unrelated – skillsets? How do you make the pivot? Today’s guest, Pamela Slim, is an award-winning author, speaker, and entrepreneur and innovative thinker with a passion for helping people make sense of their professional background, pivot from the corporate world into the entrepreneurial one, and tell their story in a way that makes sense to potential clients and customers.

Pamela is the founder of K’é, a small business incubator space located in Mesa, Arizona and the former director of training and development at Barclay’s Global Investors. In the first 10 years of business, she worked as a consultant to many large companies including Hewitt Packard and Charles Schwab before pivoting her focus on helping small businesses launch and grow. She has been quoted in numerous publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Forbes, and The Entrepreneur.

Today, she shares her story, insight, and tips on why it is critical for small business entrepreneurs to identify and claim their body of work.

 

“If you don’t view yourself as the hero of your own story, how will you tell a credible story to someone else?” Pamela Slim

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • Who is Pamela Slim and why is she so passionate about helping small business entrepreneurs?
  • How did she build a significant online presence?
  • What was the most significant turning point in her business since pivoting to helping small business owners?
  • What is the New World of Work and what skills will you need to help you succeed?
  • Why is storytelling and getting your story out there in a way that makes sense so important?
  • How will telling your story impact your life, your business, and your career?
  • What is the “thread” that connects Pamela’s body of work?
  • What does it take to consistently “ship” your ideas?
  • What are the three success factors that fulfil her passion, vision, and dreams in her business?

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

 

Connect with Pamela Slim:

 

My Invitation to You

Let’s make 2017 your year for success, for courage, for being the fierce feminine leader you know you can be! Reserve your seat to join me and other fierce feminine leaders on November 18 through 20 for a 3-day retreat in Toronto, Canada to crystalize your vision, create a powerful 90-day action plan, and get the tools you need to help you seriously uplevel your life and business.

Visit the Fierce Feminine Leadership Intensive website to reserve your seat now!

 

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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…

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

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Oct 7, 2016

Taylor Swift is an amazingly fierce feminine leader and woman in business. Not only is she a great role model for young girls, but she also has incredible business sense. This year, she has topped the Forbes Celebrity 100 list, earning an incredible $107-Million.

But, have you ever thought about what strategies she uses in her business to reach such amazing success?

On today’s episode, I’m going to share with you the 5 key moves that Taylor Swift is making in her business to propel her game – and her brand – to the next level.

 

Taylor Swift’s Top 5 Business Strategies:

  1. Elevating the level of her business by leveraging her brand.
  2. Mastering the art of the pivot.
  3. Understanding visibility is critical.
  4. Having a solid technical background.
  5. Balancing reputation, authenticity, and emotional attachment to criticism.

 

My Challenge to You:

  • Think about where in your business you can leverage your assets – your brand – to strike bigger deals.
  • Cultivate the courage to make powerful moves that are in your best interest and align with the vision you have for yourself.
  • Let yourself be visible.
  • Have a solid game and master your technical skills.
  • Be aware of what people thing about you – but don’t invest in it.

 

My Invitation to You

Let’s make 2017 your year for success, for courage, for being the fierce female leader you know you can be! Reserve your seat to join me and other fierce feminine leaders on November 18 through 20 for a 3-day retreat in Toronto, Canada to crystalize your vision, create a powerful 90-day action plan, and get the tools you need to help you seriously uplevel your life and business.

Visit FierceFeminineLeadershipIntensive.com to reserve your seat now!

 

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.

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Oct 5, 2016

As a coach, I have had the opportunity to work with many great women leaders in business. The most exciting part about working with these highly skilled, motivated, thought-leading women is listening to their dreams, what is possible for them, their desires, and what they want to build. But, where there is sunshine – rain clouds sometimes follow. And in my career, the rain clouds come when we get down to their fears – what they are afraid of and is preventing them from accomplishing their goals.

Most of us are dealing with the same fears.

Today, we’re going to talk about one of the biggest fears disrupting the success of many fierce feminine leaders – the fear of giving yourself permission to go for what you want.

 

The only thing standing between the life you dream about and the life you have is an invisible gate you need to pass through. Open the gate.

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • The number one fear preventing high-potential women in business is the fear of giving themselves permission to go for their dreams.
  • Women often are not nearly as confused as they think they are.
  • You may feel like you know what you want, but are unsure of whether it is practical, realistic, or achievable. You may feel crazy for wanting what you want – but you’re not!
  • The keys to unlocking opportunity’s gate is in your pocket. Give yourself permission to walk through it.

 

My Challenge for You:

You walked down the road on your own two feet. You arrived at the gate and saw the life on the other side. You created the vision. Give yourself permission to walk through the gate.

 

My Invitation to You

Let’s make 2017 your year for success, for courage, for being the fierce female leader you know you can be! Reserve your seat to join me and many other fierce feminine leaders on November 18 through 20 for a 3-day retreat in Toronto, Canada to crystalizing their vision, creating a powerful 90-day action plan, and getting the tools you need to help you seriously uplevel your life and business.

Visit FierceFeminineLeadershipIntensive.com to reserve your seat now!

 

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.

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Oct 3, 2016

Welcome back, fierce tribe! On Friday, we discussed how you can work less and earn more through negotiating what you want in a warm and firm way. Today, I am joined by Knightsbridge Robertson Surette’s partner and my dear friend April Howe. April has 15 years of consulting and coaching experience, has played an instrumental role in the development of Knightsbridge Robertson Surette’s career transition and HR consulting practice, and works as an instructor in various business schools. She serves on the board of several organizations, including the one that we serve together – The Black Business Initiative – which aids in fostering a dynamic black presence within the business community.

She joins me on the show to discuss how you can claim and hold your power at the big tables and shares her interesting stories about how she learned to step into her power and negotiate for what she wants. She also shares her interesting insight on female diversity in leadership roles and offers powerful tips and advice that you can use to claim your power at the negotiation tables.

You have two choices. To show up like you belong there, or show up like you don’t.

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • April shares her diverse background and how she got started in her industry.
  • She explains how losing her job lead her to her current line of work.
  • She talks about what she does now to help organizations through the transitioning period of a humane termination processes.
  • She shares her opinion on whether the cliché “when one door closes, another one opens” is true for people transitioning from corporate careers into entrepreneurship.
  • We talk about best practices for entrepreneurs needing to downsize their business.
  • Research shows that inauthenticity is mentally exhausting and can impair a person’s cognitive function.
  • She explains why she is a huge advocate for women entrepreneurs to find a mentor.
  • She offers tips on preparing for contract negotiations.
  • We talk about what diverse women can do to position themselves as elite female leaders.

 

Tips for Owning Your Power During a Negotiation:

  • Stop asking yourself “if I can” and start asking “how can I.”
  • Get your head into the “I belong here” space.
  • Believe your authenticity is

 

Connect with April:

 

Are you ready to be more courageous, focused, and FIERCE this Fall?

Are you interested in stepping into the Fall season with more courage, more focus, more direction, and more fierceness? Are you ready to ramp up your business or make more money within your organization?

We’d love to help you!

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

 

Sep 30, 2016

Today, fierce ones, I’m talking about money. I’m talking about freedom. I’m talking about money and freedom and how money can create more freedom for you beyond merely unknotting time constraints. Money has a way of freeing emotional burdens. What emotional burdens? Money helps you spend more quality time with the people you love. Money helps you achieve your dreams – perhaps you’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii. Money helps you find financial, and emotional, freedom.

That’s why on today’s episode, I want to talk to you about how to work less and earn more.

Let’s dive in!

 

When we own our worth, claim our value, and hold our power in negotiations, profound things can happen.

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • Women often work more and earn less because we feel we have to prove our value. We feel we aren’t entitled to ask for more money.
  • Research shows that when it comes to money and time – women don’t negotiate.
  • Too many women put off the internal work we need to do to communicate and negotiate for more money.
  • Women are powerful negotiators – with themselves.

 

Do you do any of the following?

  • Convince yourself that you need to prove your worth before asking for more money.
  • Tell yourself that you need to be better, achieve more, or that you are lacking experience or skills to ask for more money.
  • Tell yourself that efforts are rewarded.

 

Two Powerful Negotiating Rules to Always Follow:

  1. Remind yourself that you are 100% enough exactly the way you are.
  2. Stop negotiating with yourself. Now.

 

My Challenge to You:

  • Completely absorb the two rules of negotiating.
  • Tell yourself “I am enough!”
  • Pay attention to when you are negotiating with yourself.
  • Ask for what you want.

 

Are you ready to be more courageous, focused and FIERCE this Fall?

Are you interested in stepping into the Fall season with more courage, more focus, more direction and more fierceness? Are you ready to ramp up your business or make more money within your organization?

We’d love to help you!

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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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!

 

Sep 28, 2016

Do you plan out your work week? Do you take the time to sit down and plan out your activities for each day of the week, or do you fly by the seat of your pants, keeping a mental check list or buying enough Post-It Notes that you should really consider taking up stock in the company?

I’m frequently asked about what my weekly schedule looks like. As many of you wonderfully fierce ladies know, I have two kids, a husband, some pets to take care of as well as my own health to take care of and a business to run. We drop three podcast episodes each and every week, have a full roster of clients, and I run group coaching programs. Plus, I frequently speak and present at events all over the world. We definitely have a lot going on!

Today I want to share with you what I do to keep it all together – keep it all straight in my mind. Sometimes it can be incredibly powerful and insightful to have the opportunity to peek behind the curtain of other people’s business and schedules – to see what the “pros” are doing to keep everything on track without sacrificing their health or free time.

So, grab a cup of coffee, my fierce ones. Prop your feet up and get comfortable as we dive into how I schedule my busy week, and how you can do the same!

 

If you are a business owner, you have a lot of hats to wear! It is critical that you wear them all.

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • A breakdown of my day-to-day home life routine consists of from about 5 a.m.
  • How I schedule my week to include every aspect of being a CEO of a company, leading team members, handling sales and marketing, as well as fulfillment and administrative tasks.

 

My Weekly Schedule:

  • On Mondays – Mondays are entirely dedicated to my leadership role within my organization. This is when we have our weekly team meetings, team trainings, and set targets and goals for the week based on our monthly goal plans.
  • On Tuesdays – I typically spend about a day to a day and a half taking care of sales tasks.
  • On Wednesdays – Wednesdays are my marketing days. It’s when I look at our “Big Picture Marketing Strategy” and start executing different things from that plan.
  • Thursdays and Fridays – These are my fulfillment days. This is when I am coaching my clients and leading group coaching programs. This is when me and my team are fulfilling the work our wonderful clients have hired us to do!
  • I also spend about half a day throughout the week taking care of administrative tasks – getting with our accounting team, etc.

 

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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!

 

Sep 26, 2016

One of the biggest career-limiting factors affecting women in business and in the workplace is gender bias – whether done consciously or unconsciously. And although times have changed over the last several decades, the types of gender bias situations that women often face is now much more insidious and harder to spot.

Today on the show, I’m chatting with gender bias experts Andie Kramer and Al Harris. Andie and Al are adjunct professors at North Western University School of Law, both experts in their respective fields of law, as well as experts in communication techniques women can use to overcome gender bias.

Andie is a partner in the international law firm McDermott, Will, and Emory where she heads the firm’s products, training, and derivatives group. She is a nationally recognized authority on gender communications, has mentored thousands of women on the subject, as well as written several articles on the topic of gender bias. She has co-authored the article What You Need To Know About Negotiating Compensation for the American Bar Association’s Guide and she is the co-founder of the organization Women’s Leadership & Mentoring Alliance where she currently serves as the organization’s Chair of the Board. Andie was named one of the 50 most influential women lawyers in America by the National Law Journal, has received the prestigious Gender Diversity Lawyer of 2014 Award from Chambers USA, and she is the Chair Amerida for the Chicago Foundation for Women

Al is the founding partner of the Chicago law firm Angaretti and Harris, which is now part of Nixon Peabody, LLC. While with Angaretti and Harris, he was the firm’s managing partner numerous times, has served on their executive and compensation committee as a member, and was the Head of Corporate and Securities Practice Group. Currently, in addition to being an adjunct professor at North Western University of Law, Al sits on the Board of Directors of a billion-dollar technology corporation and has served as a mentor, coach, and counselor to many successful women in business.

They join us today to share their thoughts and insights into how women can use various communication techniques and strategies to overcome gender biasness in the workplace, to enable them to be the shining star we all know they can be.

 

“If you can’t get acknowledge, it is much better to be seen as strong and forceful than weak, timid, and modest.” – Al Harris

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • What inspired them to take a stand against gender bias.
  • How women “buy-into” gender stereotypes when it comes to presenting themselves for compensation and promotion purposes.
  • What are some gender stereotypes many women buy into?
  • What subtle gender stereotypes may often be overlooked in the workplace and how can it limit a woman’s career?
  • How can women effectively manage home and work life integration.
  • How domestic responsibilities divided evenly between spouses or significant others can positively impact both professional careers.
  • What do women in powerful career positions all have in common that the rest of the female leadership population can learn from?
  • What is the “Goldilocks Dilemma”
  • Al and Andie’s thoughts on the idea of “fixing the women” versus “system reform.”

 

Practical Strategies & Tips for Women to Break Through Gender Bias at Work:

  • Maintain a strong posture – body language.
  • Stand up while talking to command attention.
  • Claim your fair share of space.
  • Claim your ideas.
  • Claim your ability to speak.
  • Support other women in meetings.
  • Stand your ground and stick up for yourself.

 

Al and Andie’s Powerful Advice for Women in Business:

  • Remember the Goldilocks Dilemma.
  • Recognize you can’t change who you are, but you can’t be either too soft or too hard. Find a way to reach into parts of yourself that will be most effective in the situation you are in to get it just right.
  • Likability and perfection is overrated. Reach for the stars, even if it means you land on your butt.

 

Connect with Al and Andie:

 

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Sep 23, 2016

Have you ever wondered what the powerful top 4 percent of female leaders in business do to consistently achieve great results, build on their business or advance their career, and create the impact and influence they deserve throughout their industry?

Have you ever thought about the significant role that your energy level has on your business, your happiness, your influence, and your earning power?

Ladies, I don’t need to tell you that it takes a lot of work to build and sustain a highly successful career or business. But what you may not realize is that there is one powerful move that can help you create significant results in your business, and your life – and that move is to simply increase your energy level.

Whether you spend countless hours at the computer or you’re on the go all day at work, your body needs energy to function at optimal levels!

So, how can you create more energy for yourself in order to advance your career, catapult your business, your happiness, your influence, and your earning potential?

 

3 Simple Steps to Raising Your Energy Level:

  1. Take a close look at your diet. Make sure you are feeding your body. Eat healthy foods and snacks every few hours.
  2. Change your physical state. Take a walk, exercise or do stretches, move your body periodically throughout the day.
  3. Throw out the “head trash.” Clean up your thinking. Get rid of negative thoughts.

 

Ladies, you will need to raise your energy levels if you are:

  • Going into a presentation.
  • Going into a boardroom meeting with an idea you want to share.
  • Going into a sales conversation, business development conversation or meeting.
  • Going into a networking event or networking meeting.

 

My Challenge to You:

  • Think about your baseline energy level that you have right now.
  • Think about what you can do to increase your energy level.
  • Now… amp it up!

 

When it comes to the world of business – she with the highest energy level wins.

 

My Invitation to You!

Are you working within an organization or feeling stuck or stagnate in your career and know you are capable of so much more? Are you an entrepreneur and know that you’re playing small, could be charging more for your work, or know that you’re a thought-leader in your space and are struggling to get your message “out there?”

Join me for the world’s preeminent training program for women in business: The Impact & Influence Leadership Lab for Women!

Enrollment is open for the world’s premier training and leadership implementation program for women who are ready to own their ambition and step into their power as confident and influential leaders that others will listen to, buy from, follow, and promote! This is a comprehensive, step-by-step leadership program that teaches you the high-level theory behind how 8-figure business women create outstanding results and how you can put these theories to work for you in your own life and career.

This 6-week group mentoring program is for women in business who are ready to show up as the leaders and influencers they are meant to be.

Enrollment is open for only 10 days, so head on over to the Leadership Lab for Women website and claim your seat today!

 

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Sep 21, 2016

When opportunity comes knocking on your door… what do you do? Do you weigh the pros and cons of accepting that new position or working on that new project? Or do you immediately say ‘Sure, I’ll try that!’ My guest today has worked her way up through the leadership ranks throughout her career by never turning down a challenge. Christine Nigro, Vice-Chairwoman of AXA Advisors, LLC and Managing Director for AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company based in New York, joins me today to give you powerful advice on climbing the leadership ladder toward career success.

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She shares her story about how she never turned down an opportunity, even when she knew she didn’t check all of the qualification boxes to complete a new project or accept a new job – and in doing so, she explains how her “never say no to a challenge” motto has helped her advance her career far beyond the norm. She shares practical advice on what you can do to help grow your networking team, find people willing to sponsor and vouch for your skills, as well as how to speak up in a board room meeting when you don’t agree with something being said without coming off too aggressively to your co-workers and peers.

“When presented with an opportunity to learn something, don’t worry about where it will take you in your career. Just take the opportunity.” – Christine Nigro

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • Christine’s journey to success – how she became an expert in running local businesses for large international companies.
  • Why she believes it’s important for women to be willing to take risks.
  • How asking continually asking questions helped her advance her career.
  • Why she believes women should focus on things they are good at.
  • Why she believes it’s important to identify the people who can help you.
  • What role has sponsors played in her career and how has she found them.
  • How critical was it for her to be in an operational role and why we don’t see more women accepting these roles?

 

Christine’s 3 Practical Tips for Being Assertive Without Being Aggressive:

  1. State your concern in the form of a question.
  2. Be willing to “wear some labels.”
  3. Allow people to have some of the culture they grew up with.

 

Christine’s Top 3 Pieces of Advice:

  1. You really have to like what you are doing.
  2. Let your natural competitiveness out and allow it to be seen by others.
  3. Find the fun in everything you do.

My Invitation To You!

Are you working within an organization or feeling stuck or stagnate in your career and know you are capable of so much more? Are you an entrepreneur and know that you’re playing small, could be charging more for your work or know you are a thought-leader in your space and are struggling to get your message “out there?”

Join me for the world’s preeminent training program for women in business: The Impact & Influence Leadership Lab for Women!

Enrollment is open for the world’s premier training and leadership implementation program for women who are ready to own their ambition and step into their power as confident and influential leaders that others will listen to, buy from, follow, and promote! This is a comprehensive, step-by-step leadership program that teaches you the high-level theory behind how 8-figure business women create outstanding results and how you can put these theories to work for your own life and career.

This 6-week group mentoring program is for women in business who are ready to show up as the leaders and influencers they are meant to be.

Enrollment is open for only 10 days, so head on over to the Leadership Lab for Women website and claim your seat today!

 

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Sep 19, 2016

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.

 

Are you a mansplainer?

 

My Invitation To You!

Are you working within an organization or feeling stuck or stagnate in your career and know you are capable of so much more? Are you an entrepreneur know that you’re playing small, could be charging more for your work or know you are a thought-leader in your space and are struggling to get your message “out there?”

Join me for the world’s preeminent training program for women in business: The Impact & Influence Leadership Lab for Women!

Enrollment is open for the world’s premier training and leadership implementation program for women who are ready to own their ambition and step into their power as confident and influential leaders that others will listen to, buy from, follow, and promote! This is a comprehensive, step-by-step leadership program that teaches you the high-level theory behind how 8-figure business women create outstanding results and how you can put these theories to work for your own life and career.

This 6-week group mentoring program is for women in business who are ready to show up as the leaders and influencers they are meant to be.

Enrollment is open for only 10 days, so head on over to the Leadership Lab for Women website and claim your seat today!

 

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Sep 16, 2016

Not long ago, as I was watching T.V., I saw a cartoon of a tiny little caterpillar that was transforming into a beautiful butterfly. As the butterfly emerged from its cocoon and looked around at his caterpillar friends, he noticed the look on their faces – the look of “oh.. you’ve changed.”

The other little caterpillars were jealous of the butterfly’s beauty.

As I watched this cartoon, I began to remember one of the most powerful lessons I learned from Oprah Winfrey:

 

“People will support you until you exceed their expectations of you.”

 

Oprah was right. People you know – and even those you don’t – will tend to support your efforts, be your best cheerleader, until they realize that you have exceeded all of their expectations; until you become truly successful.

That’s when jealousy sets in.

Today on the show, I want to share a story with you – one that I have personally been through and now realize that – Oprah was right.

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • One of the fundamental fears women have is fear of rejection – that someone will “boot us out” of the tribe.
  • Fear of success is far more powerful than fear of failure
  • You have to give yourself permission to shine as brightly as you can so that you can give true support to those around you.
  • Some people may feel threatened by your power and success. Some friendships and relationships may be lost along the way. But there’s a huge tribe of fierce, powerful leaders waiting, with open arms, to help you and cheer you on every step of the way!

 

My Challenge to You:

  • Give yourself permission to shine as brightly as you want to.
  • Allow yourself to feel truly successful; truly powerful.
  • Ignore the jealousy, embrace the support.

 

Are you ready to be more courageous, focused, and FIERCE this Fall?

Are you interested in stepping into the Fall this season with more courage, more focus, more direction, and more fierceness?

We would love to help you!

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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Sep 14, 2016

I recently shared the stage with one of the most brilliant, inspirational women leadership entrepreneurs, Dr. Monikah Ogando. Dr. Ogando and I shared the stage at the Global Wealth Leaders Live convention in Atlanta, GA, and I was so impressed and inspired by her thoughts, ideas, and presence – I just had to ask her to talk to my fiercely feminine leader tribe.

Dr. Monikah Ogando is the CEO of the firm CEOMastery, an organization dedicated to helping organizational leaders, solopreneurs, and consultants leverage their assets and create explosive growth. On today’s show, she shares her story, her insight, into what she’s currently seeing in the women in business industry, where she believes it is headed, and what traits women are bringing to the tables today that are helping to change the world of work and business. She shares her powerful tips, strategies, and advice for women thought-leaders and female leaders within organizations to help them step into their power, realize their potential, and overcome imposter syndrome in order to pave the path to a successful career or business.

 

“The journey to entrepreneurship and leadership is one of reinvention. Just because you think you’ve hit rock bottom, it doesn’t mean it’s the final call.” – Dr. Monikah Ogando

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • Monikah shares her incredible story of how she made one bold move early in her career with a company by not signing an intellectual property agreement form which resulted in helping her launch her successful career.
  • Her top three success strategies that got her on the Inc. 500 list – with only two full-time employees.
  • Three questions she always asks herself after every event, task, or business project.
  • Why it is important to be ruthlessly, brutally honest with yourself.
  • Why you should quantify your value to your client’s bottom line and how doing so can impact your success.
  • Why she feels one of her biggest turning points in her business was “owning her spiritual foundation.”
  • What changes she sees women bringing to the world of work and business that inspires her the most.
  • Some of the biggest challenges she has seen from women in business and where imposter syndrome fits into the mix.
  • What practices she maintains in order to continually perform at a high level.
  • What’s next in her business?

 

3 Questions Dr. Monikah Always Asks Herself – And You Should, Too:

  • What has worked?
  • What hasn’t worked?
  • What was missing?

 

Connect with Dr. Monikah Ogando:

 

Are you ready to be more courageous, focused, and FIERCE this Fall?

Are you interested in stepping into the Fall season with more courage, more focus, more direction, and more fierceness?

We would love to help you!

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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Sep 12, 2016

Did you know, there is a single strategy that you can use to help you take quantum leaps in your business and career?

This single strategy has helped one entrepreneurs that I know increase her yearly sales by as much as $75,000. This same strategy is what has helped position our previous podcast guest, Charles Chang, as an expert in his field and helped significantly boost his company’s growth in a very short period of time.

But… this strategy takes courage. It takes guts. Ladies, it takes a serious pair of ovaries!

I’m talking about thought-leadership and preeminence.

So, how do you position yourself as a preeminent thought-leader in your industry, your business, or your career?

On today’s episode, I want to share with you the exact strategy that I have taught several of my clients – as well as one that I have used myself – to position themselves as a preeminent thought leader in their niche, their industry, and their specific area of expertise.

So, grab your cup of coffee or tea, sit back and relax, and let’s dive right in!

 

Positioning yourself as a preeminent thought-leader can help you take quantum leaps in your business and career – Eleanor Beaton

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • Preeminence is positioning yourself as a thought-leader in your specific area of expertise.
  • It can help you create quantum leaps of you, whether you’re an entrepreneur or working within an organization and advancing your career
  • It’s about understanding that when you own, value, and share what you know and approach your work with the mindset that you’re in it to serve, educate, and contribute – you are without competition.
  • There are several key components to preeminence – the first, and most challenging one, is having the courage.
  • There are two big challenges to the preeminence strategy
  • There are many tactics you can use to position yourself into a preeminence position

 

Key Components to Preeminence:

  • Having the courage
  • Really knowing your stuff
  • Doing the inner work to give yourself permission and be a believable expert in your field
  • Creating a platform that allows you to demonstrate your expertise
  • Educate, serve, and show up as a person of intense value for your people or organization

 

Additional Resources Related to Creating Preeminence:

 

Are you ready to be more courageous, focused, and FIERCE this Fall?

Are you interested in stepping into the Fall season with more courage, more focus, more direction, and more fierceness?

We would love to help you!

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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Sep 9, 2016

Tunnel-vision. It is one of the biggest obstacles many successful women in business face. And, not just women – men also become so highly focused on their niche, industry, or job function that they are unable to see the value in other people’s insight.

The small plant-based nutritional supplement product company grew rapidly and in 2015, Charles sold the company to White Wave Foods for a cool $550-million dollars. Shortly after selling his company, he decided to give the Simon Frazier University it’s largest gift ever - $10-million to found the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship. The institute provides training for students of all disciplines, not only in business, so they can learn more about and receive a certification in innovation and entrepreneurship. He is also the founder of Lyra Growth Partners, a company that provides capital and coaching services to emerging consumer brands that are looking to create explosive growth in the marketplace.

Charles joins me on the show to share his insight, wisdom, experience, and advice with my Fierce Feminine Tribe and share his strategies of success that has helped him quickly and successfully grow his business.

“If we have the ability, we should also have the responsibility.” – Charles Chang

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • Charles explains how he got started as an entrepreneur.
  • He explains how he created Vega.
  • He explains what he feels were his top, core skills in growing his company.
  • He talks about the challenges he faced financially while growing the company from the ground up in its early stages.
  • He tells us how long it took him from self-investing in the business to a period of where it became profitable.
  • He talks about his strategies and whether they evolved over time or were based on “trial and error.”
  • He explains how he was able to find or create a work/life balance that worked for him and his family.
  • He explains why he decided to help other entrepreneurial-minded individuals and why doing so was significantly important to him.
  • He talks about what Lyra Growth Partners is and how he helps other entrepreneurs.

 

Charles’ Powerful Advice for FFL Entrepreneurs & Intra-preneurs:

  • Personal accountability
  • Set goals like you mean it and really go after them
  • Internalize – look for internal reinforcement instead of external.

 

Connect with Charles:

 

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Are you ready to be more courageous, focused, and FIERCE this Fall?

Are you interested in stepping into the Fall season with more courage, more focus, more direction, and more fierceness?

We would love to help you!

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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Sep 7, 2016

Do you ever notice yourself forsaking your personal health and happiness in order to please other people? Perhaps you go into work on a day that you’re not feeling well. Thousands of smart, professional, fierce feminine leaders simply grit their teeth through personal discomfort, illnesses, anxiety, depression, and stress under the assumption that they need to in order to be successful in their job, career, or business.

Ladies, it’s time to follow the lead set by the successful actress and music artist, Selena Gomez. Recently, Selena decided to make a bold decision to cancel a series of concerts, essentially clearing her schedule for the rest of the year, so that she can focus on her health and happiness.

Selena is at the top of her game, but she cleared her calendar due to being diagnosed with Lupus and the associated psychological affects – depression, anxiety, and severe stress. In a recent media statement, she said:

“I want to be proactive and focus on maintaining my health and happiness and I decided that the best way for it is to take time off. I know that by sharing this, I hope it will encourage others to address their own issues.”

 

Despite the negative media attention this has caused and the angry fans this has riled up, I applaud Selena for making such a bold decision.

So, what can we learn from Selena Gomez and how can we develop the courage to be equally bold in our business and career?

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • Research shows that women experience significantly higher levels of workplace stress than men.
  • Harvard Business Review Research published a study on “stereotype threat” – defining it as occurring when a woman is aware of the stereotype that women perform poorly compared to men at given tasks. As a result, she fails to perform up to her ability.
  • Simply knowing about a stereotype threat can cause a woman to become subconsciously apprehensive about confirming the stereotype – leading to a reduction in cognitive ability, impaired concentration, and increased stress and anxiety.

 

My Challenge to You:

  • Spend time noticing when and where you forsake your health and happiness out of a desire to please other people and be more successful.
  • Think about whether you need to make a bold move in your life or career.
  • Be inspired by the actions of Selena Gomez

 

Are you ready to be more courageous, focused, and FIERCE this Fall?

Are you interested in stepping into the Fall season with more courage, more focus, more direction, and more fierceness?

We would love to help you!

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

 

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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!

 

Sep 5, 2016

Have you ever wondered: how can we create a better world if fear and doubt constantly creep up on us? How can we create businesses that are solid enough to really get our message out into the world and truly make a meaningful impact in the world?

Last week, I attended a Google Hangout with several other thought leaders. These people are powerhouse individuals that will be speaking at the Global Wealth Leaders Conference on September 9th, along with myself. One of the speakers brought a powerful message to the Hangout, talking about how fear and doubt can repeatedly sabotage our best intentions.

I work with countless fierce feminine leaders every year and one of the patterns I’ve noticed throughout my career is that these beautiful, intelligent, successful women often let their fears and self-doubt get in the way of executing their amazing ideas. So, today, I want to share with you a helpful tool I use and you can begin using to help you get over your fear and self-doubt.

 

Your fear is the most boring thing about you. Your creativity, ideas, and skills – now we’re talking!

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • Fear and doubt are like weeds. They crop up everywhere.
  • When you nurture the fear and doubt, you let the boring trump the fabulous.
  • Nurture your seeds.
  • In order to really deal with fear and self-doubt in the moment, engage in a pattern interrupt.
  • It’s not about banishing fear and self-doubt. It’s about recognizing it and dealing with it like a pro.

 

What Are Your Seeds?

  • Your Skills
  • Your Creativity
  • Your Ideas
  • Your Passions
  • Your Hope
  • Your Resourcefulness
  • Your Energy to Execute

 

My Challenge to You:

Try This Pattern Interrupt Next Time You See Your Weeds

  • Yell STOP IT!
  • Clap your hands.
  • Stand up
  • Think about something more positive. Take a relaxing walk, sit on the porch, do something to put your mindset in a more positive place.

 

Join me on the Global Wealth Leaders Conference Google Hangouts!

The Global Wealth Leaders Conference is quickly approaching and I can’t wait to talk with so many powerhouse entrepreneurs! If you’re unable to attend the conference taking place on September 9, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia – you can join us in Google Hangouts – FOR FREE!

To register for free access to the Hangouts, go to eleanorbeatonpodcast.com/63

I can’t wait to see everyone in my Fierce Tribe there!

 

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Sep 2, 2016

Have you ever felt like you’ve been knocked down, beaten up, or unhappy in your business? Perhaps you’re not making as much money as you thought you would by this period in your career are just unsatisfied but can’t really put your finger on why.

Hundreds, if not thousands, of smart, successful, high-achieving women in business go through a phase like this and in today’s society, there’s a lot of attention on finding “quick fix” solutions.

Ladies, I’m here to tell you today that, in reality, there is no quick fix solutions in building a business. You need to be resilient and motivated!

On today’s episode, I talk about the importance of resilience – of getting back up after being knocked on your butt to get back on that horse. I’m also going to share the number one “short cut” to building your resilience so you can be more prepared the next time you feel like you’ve fallen off the horse.

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • It is critically important to cultivate resilience in ourselves and our businesses
  • There are no “quick fix” solutions in building a business
  • When people are unhappy despite everything else in their life going right and being successful, it is often due to a major focus on themselves.
  • When people are connected to a vision that is greater than they are, they tend to be happier and exhibit much more resilience.
  • Make your motivation bigger than just you reaching your potential.

 

How to Reconnect To Your Business’ Vision and Gain Resilience:

  • Remember your “why.” Why are you in this business? What motivated you to create this vision? What drives you in the day to day practices of running your business and working with clients?
  • Think about the opportunities you’d like to create and present for your family and how your earning potential is closely related to those opportunities.

 

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Aug 31, 2016

Are you struggling to get more clients? Have you gone into debt in order to launch your business – an idea you are incredibly passionate about and are finding it difficult to achieve success or grow? You may be thinking to yourself, “If I keep an abundance mindset, it will all work out in the end.”

On today’s show, I want to discuss the abundance mindset and why you can’t ‘abundance mindset’ your way into a smart business strategy. Growing a business requires a variety of tasks and having this mindset can certainly help – it is not the “be all, end all” solution to building a successful business and career.

 

If you build your business on an ‘abundant mindset’ without a solid plan, you’re building it on very shaky ground.

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • It’s critical that you have a positive relationship with money and cultivate an abundance mindset, but it is not the only thing you need to build a solid, successful business.
  • Business is like a language. You have to know how it is structured.
  • When it comes to the critical success factor in your business, it comes down to sales and marketing.
  • Business is a game of strategy.
  • You can’t grow your business by continually investing in your technical skills or becoming super tactical about everything.
  • There are three ways to grow a business. If you choose one of the three, you will experience geometric growth. If you choose two or more, you will experience significant growth.

 

The 3 Ways to Grow a Business:

  1. Get more clients.
  2. Increase the average unit of sale or average transaction. (i.e.: increase your rates)
  3. Increase the frequency of purchase.

 

My Challenge to You:

  • Focus on strategies that help you execute on one or more of the three ways to grow your business.
  • If you do not have a clear path to one of those three strategies starting tomorrow – stop what you’re doing and focus on clearing that path.

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Aug 29, 2016

Have you had the idea that you wanted to create an amazing app? Maybe you had an awesome idea for an online software program that could help thousands of people around the world with a specific task? Today’s guest, Katelyn Bourgoin, has been there and done that. She is the founder of Vendeve, an online business network for women entrepreneurs and a powerhouse in the technology industry. She has helped bring women together to network, share ideas and insight, and collaborate and she joins us today to talk about what her experience has been like.

Growing a tech company wasn’t easy, according to Katelyn. Her first business model was unsuccessful – but she learned many valuable lessons from that experience to pivot her business model into a highly successful company. Katelyn has been quoted numerous times in online publications such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Inc. Magazine and is recognized as a powerhouse lady-boss in the technology field.

“The faster you can figure out if people even want what you want to offer and the cheaper you can do it, the better your core product will be.” –Katelyn Bourgoin

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • Katelyn explains what Vendeve is and how women entrepreneurs are using it to build their businesses by building powerful connections with other female entrepreneurs
  • She shares what inspired her to create her company and the lessons she has learned from her previous business failures
  • She talks about how deep in her first business model she was before she realized it wasn’t working and she needed to pivot
  • She explains the ways she could have tested her first product before becoming heavily invested
  • She shares what she feels her biggest mistakes and challenges were while building her first business and making the leap from being a service provider/agency to building a tech company
  • She talks about why it is so important to have the ability to paint the vision for what is possible and the impact it can make on your business
  • She gives us a sneak peek into her Premium Membership Squad project
  • She shares her biggest mindset strategies that help her run and pivot her business

 

The Importance of Saleswomanship for Entrepreneurs:

  • It doesn’t matter what business you’re in. You need to be able to sell yourself.
  • Take the time to get comfortable with selling yourself.
  • Separate you your feelings about selling.
  • Find a way to sell that feels authentic to you.

 

Connect with Katelyn Bourgoin:

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Aug 26, 2016

EP59 Transform Your Money Mindset with Kathleen Burns Kingsbury

Do you think you could be sabotaging your earning potential simply by the mindset you have about money? Could your attitude, beliefs, and relationship with money affect your revenue potential? On today’s episode, I’m joined by wealth psychology expert and founder of KBK Wealth Connection, Kathleen Burns Kingsbury. Kathleen’s mission at KBK is to teach financial service professionals how to connect, communicate, and collaborate more effectively with their clients, to help them increase client retention and improve profitability.

She is a highly sought-after keynote speaker covering topics related to women and wealth as well as couples and money. She has presented at the Million Dollar Roundtable as well as Barons Top Women Advisor Summit and many other events and conferences. She is the author of several books in the women and couple’s money mindset niche.

Kathleen has kindly agreed to join me on the show today to share her insight and experience in the financial industry and how the female mindset can affect our earning potential. We discuss her personal experiences with mindset limitations and how she overcame that challenging obstacle and she shares tips and strategies for women about breaking into the corporate market and book publishing as well as common myths and misconceptions people have about money.

“When you get knocked down as an entrepreneur – you gotta get back up.” – Kathleen Burns Kingsbury

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • Kathleen shares her story on how she built her business.
  • She explains how she transformed her own money mindset to explode the results in her business and how you can duplicate her strategy.
  • She explains how she became a subject matter expert in the money mindset field and why she decided to build her business around it.
  • We talk about honing in on a specific niche and why she chose this specific niche so early in her career.
  • She shares tips on how women can break into the corporate market
  • She provides insight into how to get your book published, and whether or not you should self-publish your work.
  • She explains what her biggest challenge was while building her business
  • She defines “Wealth Psychology” and debunks several myths around money.
  • She shares her top three success factors that have helped her throughout her career.
  • She gives us a sneak preview into what we can expect to see from KBK over the next few years.

 

3 Practical Tools To Develop Your Money Mindset:

  1. Identify it.
  2. Determine how each of those thoughts and beliefs are serving you and how they are getting in the way.
  3. Continue to do the work to improve your mindset.

 

Kathleen’s Words of Wisdom:

  • It’s okay to be profit-motivated like a man.
  • Finding a specific niche and sticking with it not only helps you become more referable – it also helps you keep your sanity.

 

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

 

Connect with Kathleen:

 

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Aug 24, 2016

Have you ever found yourself saying “This shouldn’t be this difficult?” Have you ever caught yourself feeling frustrated while trying to make an important decision or find a solution to a problem?

One of the most exciting things I experience as a coach while working with clients who are fierce, high-performing feminine leaders is that each month I can almost always spot a trend. This month’s trend with many of my clients have been that these fierce, strong, capable women are experiencing a phenomena called “Limiting Thought.”

So, today on the show, I want to share a story with you. A story about something that happened to me not too long ago that made me realize that I, too, was experiencing the ‘limiting thought’ phenomena. I’m going to share with you what I did to overcome it, and why it is so important that you connect with your own inner tough love mentor during times when you are experiencing the limiting thought phenomena.

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • The phenomena called “limiting thought” is a specific belief or belief system that blinds you – paralyzes you – to what is actually possible. It makes you believe a false sense of reality.
  • Our beliefs are by far the greatest limitations we face.
  • Hard things often fool us into believing that you no longer want what you said you wanted.
  • Don’t live the lie that you don’t want something just because it’s hard. Doing hard things builds character, gives you experience that others don’t have. If you want something – give it your best effort. You can do hard things.

 

My Challenge to You:

  • Think about a time in your life when there was something that you really wanted, but you pushed it off because it was hard.
  • Clearly identify what it is that you want and determine why you want it.
  • Find your inner Shaniqua – do what it is you really want to do, regardless of fear or limiting thought.

 

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Aug 22, 2016

There is a lot of content created and published across the internet that is meant to help women, business executives, and entrepreneurs find a higher sense of success; to inspire and empower them to achieve their dreams. But there’s one piece of advice that is fundamentally important, yet rarely talked about.

Owning what you know. Living with conviction.

Dolly Parton defined it best when she said that the life of conviction “is about figuring out who you are and doing it on purpose.”

Today, I want to share with you why knowing who you are, knowing what you know, and projecting confidence, conviction, and staying clear on your point of views is vitally important to the overall success of your life, your business, your career.

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • The state of knowing has a deep impact on your ability to break through and uplevel your business and career.
  • Owning what you know is the fundamental key to having greater impact and influence with your clients, colleagues, and other influencers.
  • Influential people want to hire, promote, and buy from women who project confidence, conviction, and have a clear point of view.

 

When You Own What You Know:

  • You feel less overwhelmed
  • You project greater energy
  • You are seen as a credible expert in your field
  • You have a broader impact
  • You are able to command more money and access to more opportunities

 

My Challenge to You:

  • Let go of the things that are holding you back from owning what you know.
  • Be clear about what you want – and go after it.

 

Special Announcement:

This Fall, I have two private coaching spots open!

If you are ready to:

  • Own your ambitions.
  • Transform your sense of self to make room for success and self-significance
  • Create & CRUSH your goals to create a legacy you are proud of

 

I encourage you to reach out to us! Fill out this brief form to apply for a coaching session with me, Eleanor Beaton!

Let’s turn your dreams into a reality – together!

 

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Aug 19, 2016

I speak with countless Fierce Feminine Leaders every day. These are highly successful, motivated, driven women with great achievements under their belt, but often feel stuck in whatever it is they are doing.

They may be unhappy because they want to achieve greater things; they yearn for something more, something different, something meaningful, but they struggle with making the decision to go after what they want.

Ladies, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – we give our power away when we avoid making decisions.

On today’s episode, I want to talk to you about how to get “unstuck” in your life, your business, your career. I want to help you move past whatever is holding you back, whatever has you feeling stuck. I want to empower you to determine what it is that is holding you back, and figure out how to get out of the quicksand that is limiting your sense of success.

 

Areas where women often give their power away:

  • Deciding to start a side business
  • Deciding to pivot their business into a new area
  • Deciding to invest in a new training program
  • Deciding to take a sabbatical
  • Deciding to go on a trip or on vacation
  • Deciding to recommit to their health
  • Deciding to train for a marathon

 

Take a look at where you’re making decisions – or not making decisions. Then, close the loops. – Eleanor Beaton

 

Ask Yourself:

  • Where in my life right now am I not making decisions?
  • What do I really want?
  • What limiting beliefs or mental thoughts do I need to declutter, let go of, and close the loop on?

 

My Challenge to You:

  • Get quiet with yourself
  • Think about where in your life you are not making decisions or avoiding making decisions
  • Get out there and make a decision around it.

 

The quality of your life and your experience is directly connected to your willingness to make decisions – and own them!

 

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Aug 17, 2016

Have you ever been in the situation where you are the expert, but you don’t feel like you are presenting yourself as an expert? Perhaps you feel like people are doubting your expertise even though you know deep down that you are an expert in your field – you know your stuff.

This happens a lot for high-performing, high-achieving women – especially when they are in the early years of growing their business.

So, what can you do to improve your communication and deliver the message that you are the high-achieving expert in your field?

Provide statistics.

On today’s show, I explain how knowing your killer statistics and how sharing those statistics with your audience can help you drive home the message that you are trying to deliver as well as where you can research to find relevant numbers about your topic or area of expertise if you are unsure of what those numbers are.

“When you have the relevant numbers about the industry or problem you are trying to solve – your point of view, your argument, becomes very difficult to dismiss.” – Eleanor Beaton

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • What are “killer statistics?”
  • What are some examples of statistics to use in your communication strategy?
  • Why are statistics so important in everyday and business communication?
  • Where can you go to gather information and research statistics in your industry, field, or on the topic you are going to discuss?
  • How many statistics should you have for your presentation, speech, in your marketing or workshops?
  • Where to use your killer statistics within your business?

 

Where to Use Your Killer Statistics:

  • In your speeches
  • In your workshops
  • In your marketing plans
  • On your LinkedIn profile
  • In your everyday conversations
  • Simply put…. use them everywhere!

 

My Challenge to You:

Find your killer statistics. Use them in everything you do for your business or career.

 

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Aug 15, 2016

Are you ready to make a change in your life, your career, or your business? I’m talking about really ready to unlock your potential - to step into your power and achieve your dreams?

  • The Law of Attraction is a load of B.S. if it’s not accompanied with the Law of Congruency.
  • Actions speak louder than words. If you want something, you have to act on it. It doesn’t happen by magic.
  • Harboring self-doubt and fear negatively impacts your growth.
  • The key to living in congruence is having the ability to call your own bluff, committing to attaining your goals, and performing the actions necessary to achieve them.

4 Examples of Committing Yourself To YOU:

  • Cut back on your children’s extracurricular activities like sports and cheerleading to commit time for yourself.
  • Commit to investing in the accountability and support you need to actually launch the new product you’ve been talking about, planning, and designing for weeks, months, years.
  • Commit to getting the coaching you need to move past your fears and achieve the success you’ve been dreaming about.
  • Discipline yourself to make time for your own important activities. Make time for you before everyone else.

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Aug 12, 2016

Today, I’m joined by one of the most inspirational women I know throughout the business and finance industry, Barbara Stanny. I have followed her work for many years, and, after reading her book Sacred Success: A Course in Financial Miracles, I was inspired so much by the information and insight she shared that I just had to reach out and ask her to be a guest on the show.

Barbara is a highly successful female in the finance industry. She is a best-selling author, having authored six books, is a highly-sought after speaker and coach, workshop facilitator, and has spent years as a journalist writing in the financial niche. She grew up in a wealthy family; her father is the “H” in H&R Block, but after a devastating financial bout due to her husband’s gambling addiction – she lost all of her inheritance and was forced to figure out her own path to financial freedom.

Today, Barbara shares her journey through the ups and downs of her financial success, the fears she had to overcome, and the inspiration she is determined to use to empower other women to gain control over their life, their power, and their financial freedom.

 

“When you learn to face what you fear; it can never control you again.” – Barbara Stanny

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • What does “Sacred Success” mean?
  • How has Barbara discovered sacred success?
  • What is the significance of the “dark night” in the soul when it comes to achieving success?
  • What is the difference between surrendering and having a lack of perseverance?
  • Why didn’t Barbara have the courage to write the book Sacred Success: A Course in Financial Miracles earlier in her career?
  • What changed her relationship with her power throughout her journey toward sacred success?
  • How has she claimed her power?
  • How does she want to be remembered in the world?
  • How does she set goals for herself?
  • What is the difference between a goal and an intention?
  • What big things can women do to gain control over their finances?
  • The Law of Attraction vs. the Law of Congruence
  • The difference between the “profit motive” and the “comfort motive.”
  • What internal shift did Barbara need to make to reach the 7-figure goal she set for herself?
  • Who inspires Barbara?

 

The 4 Stages of Sacred Success:

  1. The call to greatness
  2. Receive and surrender
  3. Disciplined action
  4. Modeling greatness by leaving a legacy

 

Barbara’s Words of Wisdom:

  • Do what you fear.

 

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

 

Connect with Barbara:

 

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Aug 10, 2016

Let’s be honest with ourselves for a moment. Have you ever felt like you were reaching the “burnout point” in your business or career despite the fact that you love your work? Have you noticed your business skyrocket beyond your imagination, becoming highly successful and being invited to amazing events, engagements, or projects, but caught yourself wanting to spend time sipping wine in front of the television instead of doing the tasks you’ve been asked to perform?

Perhaps you’ve questioned whether you’ve slipped into the “Imposter Syndrome” even though you are consistently providing high-quality work.

Many high-achieving women around the world feel this way – especially when they are up-leveling in their business or career. This is not a case of Imposter Syndrome, nor are you going through a burnout phase.

Instead, you are outperforming your self-image.

Rest assured, many women experience this – sometimes multiple times throughout their careers.

Today, I want to share with you the story of when I was outperforming my self-image, how I felt it was affecting my work and the quality of my work, and how I overcome this obstacle.

 

“Confidence is the belief that you are up to the challenge.” – Eleanor Beaton

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • Up-leveling in your business or career can significantly challenge your self-worth. Don’t fear it. Embrace it.
  • Your ego is meant to protect you – to keep you safe – but it can’t tell the difference between an animal attack and criticism.
  • If your self-worth is not matching up with your quality of work, your skills, your life, and your business, you are going to experience problems.
  • You are capable of greatness, but you have to align your self-image with your potential.

 

If you are serious about aligning your self-worth with your potential, and to truly step into your fierce, feminine power, I encourage you to reach out!

If you want to learn what it takes to align your self-image with the incredible underlying potential you have as a Fierce Feminine Leader, visit EleanorBeaton.com/Discover and apply to my Feminine Mastery Discovery Session!

 

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Aug 8, 2016

Have you ever found yourself going into a meeting with the intention to stay quiet and observe what others are doing, listening to what your colleagues and peers are saying, instead of speaking up and asserting your own opinion? This is common with many women in business.

“Women are often less likely to speak up, to step into their power, because they feel their perceived competence and compensation may take a hit.” – Eleanor Beaton

Madeleine Albright, in 1993, was heading to her first Security Council meeting as the new U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. with the intention of staying quiet throughout the meeting to observe her male counterparts. To figure out “who was who” and identify who she could consider as an ally. She quickly discovered, however, that by not asserting her opinion, by merely observing others during this meeting, she was positioning herself – and the United States – to not have a voice in the important topics being discussed. She realized that she represented the voice of the United States.

“When it comes to influencing power, voice matters.” – Eleanor Beaton

If you have experienced this desire to be a spectator at a meeting, to remain quiet instead of stepping into your power at the boardroom table or meeting with clients – know that you are not alone. But, remember, without speaking up, your views, your opinions, your amazing ideas cannot be heard or discovered!

So, how do you find and assert your voice?

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • Sometimes our voices are silenced by ourselves.
  • Women are often less likely to speak up, believing that our perceived competence and compensation can take a hit.
  • Interesting statistic: of the top-ranked podcasts on Stitcher, 71% of podcasts are hosted by men while only 11% are hosted by women. This is despite the fact that over half of all listeners are women.

 

How to Master the Art of the Set-Up:

  • Be bold. Be assertive. Be professional – “I’m going to be very blunt, and it may be difficult to hear, but it is critical that I offer some specific feedback.”
  • Choose to link your directness to your underlying values – “Honesty and integrity are important to me, so it is vital that I express my opinion directly.”

 

My Challenge to You:

  • Lean into your power.
  • Speak up, even when it may be difficult for others to hear.

 

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This episode was inspired by my article published in the Atlantic Business Magazine.

 

Aug 5, 2016

Today I am joined by Stacy Tuschl, public speaker, business coach, business owner, investor, and a wife and mom. Stacy launched her dance class business in 2002 at the age of 18 from her parents' backyard. Her business grew significantly by her junior year at the University of Wisconsin. Over the next 10 years she expanded her business to two locations and generates a healthy seven-figure income. As her business grew, she launched a second online business as a business coach, mentor and speaker. Today, she mentors other business owners on developing business systems to help them scale and grow their business.

On today's show, she shares her experiences of growing her businesses from the ground up, lessons she has learned throughout the journey, and shares tips to help you avoid making costly mistakes.

Here's a Breakdown of Today's Show:

  • What challenges she has faced while growing her businesses.
  • What numbers she has made when she launched her online business.
  • What her online coaching business model looks like.
  • What would she do differently if she could go back to when she was starting her online business.
  • What she feels she has wasted money on early in her business.
  • What type of tasks does she delegate to her virtual team.
  • What was the biggest turning point in her entrepreneurial career.
  • What does she consider when making financial decisions.
  • How does she measure her business success.

Stacy's Words of Wisdom:

  • Stay focused.
  • Have a 90-day goal. Do something everyday to put you closer to achieving your goals.

 

"Lack of focus in your business is the most common contributing factor to underperformance"

Stacy Tuschl

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Connect with Stacy:

  • Text the word "Moneymap" to 24587 to get your Mompreneurs Moneymap by Stacy Tuschl
  • Visit www.stacytuschl.com

 

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Aug 3, 2016

Welcome back, my fierce tribe! Today, I want to ask you: Are you too impatient? When you sit down and plan out your 30, 60, or 90 plan, do you become too impatient about seeing results quickly? Do you sometimes feel like your impatience interferes with your success or overall sense of happiness?

Throughout my experience of working with smart, high-achieving, ambitious women, impatience has been one of the most common concerns for my wonderful colleagues. But let me fill you in on a little secret:

If you are a high-achieving, ambitious person, impatience is a natural state of affairs for you.

This feeling is natural, but you need to know that it is also important to reframe it in a way that you can utilize it in a constructive way in your business.

Today, I want to share with you two ways that you can reframe your impatience and use it to achieve the happiness and success you deserve.

 

2 Ways to Reframe Your Impatience:

  1. Look at it as a sense of urgency that will fuel you to create results quickly.
  2. Use your intuition. Invite a sense of stillness into your life.

 

My Challenge to You:

  • Deal with your impatience. Analyze it. Reframe it in one of two ways so you can turn it into a constructive tool that you can use to achieve successful

 

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Aug 1, 2016

Have you ever felt that nagging ball of nerves in the pit of your stomach when you want to ask your boss for a raise, but you’re too nervous to actually confront him and ask for it? Or perhaps you’ve thought about talking to a loyal client about increasing your rates, but have put it off for months because you’re simply not sure about how things will turn out or are simply too nervous to “go for the ask.”

You are not alone. In fact, thousands of high-achieving women would rather make less money or go without things they truly want instead of facing the tense moment of asking their boss, their client or voicing their strong opinion on a situation or topic they feel passionate about.

Today, ladies, I want to share with you a few stories on how not taming the tension can help you grow as a person and a professional and why you should get comfortable with it in your business and your life.

Make tension your best friend.

 

Tension is like the grit of sand in an oyster shell. When you let it sit, beautiful things can happen. – Eleanor Beaton

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Episode:

  • Why is tension a useful tool for personal and professional growth
  • Why women often avoid using tension as a powerful tool to help them achieve the things they deserve.
  • How to use tension to your advantage, in business and life.

 

Key Areas That Women Often Avoid Tension:

  • Asking for a raise in salary
  • Raising their rates with clients
  • Expressing their disapproval or opinion about a situation, topic, or idea because they don’t want to “rock the boat.”
  • Making a change

 

My Challenge to You:

  • Don’t be afraid of tension. Embrace it.
  • Become comfortable with tension. Make it your best friend.

 

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Jul 29, 2016

Last week, I took a vacation to spend time with my amazing husband and two boys. On this vacation, we went to New Mexico to attend my 19-year high school reunion. During my vacation, I have come to learn many valuable lessons about myself – one of which was how much insecurity has impacted my life all through school as well as my early adult life.

Ladies, insecurity is a very, very common thing to experience. However, it also carries a huge price tag. Today, I want to get a little personal with you and share how my high school reunion has opened my eyes to “a whole new world,” how I plan to stop doubting myself and being insecure, and how you can go with me along this journey to becoming a more confident you!

 

We can’t change society without changing ourselves. – Eleanor Beaton

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Episode:

  • Research shows that 7 out of every 10 girls believe they are not good enough or don’t measure up in some way.
  • Self-esteem in girls starts to plummet after the age of 10.
  • Insecurity stops you from fully connecting with your experiences and the people around you.
  • Self-doubt is a waste of time, energy, and potential.
  • Be aware of your insecurities, kick them to the curb, and keep on truckin’.

 

My Challenge to You:

Join me in taking these steps to overcome insecurities, live to your fullest potential, and achieve goals you will be profoundly proud of 20, 30, or 40 years from now:

  • Say “no more” to hiding.
  • Say “no more” to trying to be nice when you really need to express your opinion.
  • Say “no more” to worrying whether or not you look awesome. (Deep down, you know you always look awesome!)
  • Say “no more” to doubting your abilities when you know your abilities are good enough for your purposes, or you have the tools you need to get them where they need to be to execute and fulfil your vision and purpose.
  • Be aware and diligent about when your insecurities rear their ugly head. Call them out, dust them off, lay them on the side of the track and move on.

 

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Jul 15, 2016

It’s always a good idea to identify potential problems before starting out on something, but it’s not so great if you let them deter you from following through with your plans. Over the last month I’ve had several questions on this topic, all variations on the theme of “If I take this action, will this bad thing happen?” Often they’re valid concerns – but should they stop you doing something that your intuition tells you is a good idea? I don’t think so, and that’s why I decided to make this podcast. 

In today’s episode I want to talk about this trend, why it’s holding us back and how we can rise above it. I’m taking inspiration from the words of Mark Twain - “I've lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” 

 

How hypothetical problems hold us back – and why it matters 

  • Your intuition whispers; your fears scream. 
  • The voice of your intuition is worth listening to, but it’s quiet. It speaks quietly and softly, and you have to listen carefully for it.   
  • Your fears, however, are really good at making themselves heard. Unless you make a conscious effort they can easily bulldoze your intuitive voice. 
  • Learn what the fear voice sounds like, so you’ll recognize it when it tries to make you hold back. 
  • Deal with problems that actually exist. 
  • You need to deal with problems that are affecting you, but why be distracted by ones that might occur? 
  • Being prepared is good, but when you start to listen to fears you’re leaning out, not leaning in. 
  • Create the problem, then deal with it. 
  • Often, problems arise when you take a step forwards. If you avoid the problems you’re also avoiding the opportunity. 
  • Create the problem! You can overcome it, and it’s a sign that you’re getting somewhere. 
  • I find that the problems people are worried about are actually good ones to have. You’re worried that you’ll end up with more clients than you can handle? Fantastic! Go for it; if  
  • Real problems are easier to deal with than theoretical ones. 
  • When you’re thinking about a problem you aren’t facing yet, what can you do about it? The only real solution is to avoid taking the steps that might cause it – but what will you be giving up if you do that? 
  • Face the challenge. 
  • Work your way into having some good problems to deal with. Bring on those extra clients or packed schedule. 
  • I’ve never encountered a problem that I couldn’t deal with or find someone to help me with. Notice your fears, but don’t invest in them. 
  • …especially fears of your own greatness!  

 

Resources mentioned: 

If you want to learn more about how to focus on the problems that matter, send me an email at info@eleanorbeaton.com. We’ll send you all the free resources to help you see all the opportunities that are waiting for you, instead of the potential drawbacks that might be. 

 

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Jul 13, 2016

Speaking engagements are a powerful strategy that many women thought leaders use to help build their businesses and position themselves as the ‘go-to’ expert in their fields. Many women thought leaders have the internal compulsion to get up on stage, share their stories, ideas, insights, and message to a larger audience – but are unsure of how to make it happen. They become perfectionists, focusing on perfecting their full-length speeches before they’ve even landed a speaking gig, or they have the desire to speak but aren’t sure about what it takes to step onto that big stage. 

 

In today’s episode, I want to share with you five insider secrets about speaking engagements that you will want to know before stepping foot on the stage floor. 

 

5 Insider Secrets About Speaking Engagements 

  • The Business World Craves Women Speakers. 
  • Conference organizers are looking for women speakers. 
  • If you dream of speaking, make the internal commitment and just do it! 
  • Don’t Expect to Be A Highly Paid Speaker… At First. 
  • At first, you may need to accept free speaking gigs. Although you’re not getting paid to talk, you are getting something even more valuable: experience, reputation growth, and – potentially – new clients. 
  • Solve A Problem For Your Audience. 
  • Topics are boring. Solve a big problem for your audience. 
  • Find a unique angle. Tell some stories. Make sure your speech addresses a big problem that your audience is struggling with. 
  • Get Booked First. 
  • Land a speaking gig before creating your full-length speech. Work smarter, not harder. 
  • Create an overview, laden with benefits, then approach organizers about speaking at their event. 
  • Two great resources for finding speaking engagements:  
  • Meetup.com & Professional Associations. 
  • It’s All In The Title, Baby! 
  • Create a bold headline that focuses on the problem. 
  • Compelling headlines work every time. 

 

Resources Mentioned: 

If you want to learn more about how you can start using speaking engagements to grow your business, your reputation, your track record, and use it as a client attracting machine, send me an email at info@eleanorbeaton.com. We’ll send you all the free resources to help you get on your way to becoming a powerhouse public speaker! 

 

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Jul 8, 2016

Today’s episode was inspired by you – my wonderfully fierce feminine leaders listening to this podcast each week. In a recent survey, you asked me to share more tips on how to build and project confidence as well as overcome fears and obstacles you are dealing with in your career. 

 

Ask, and you shall receive! 

Today, I want to share with you five tips on how you can stand in your power while ‘plugging up’ various power leaks that you may be experiencing in your journey to becoming a high-achieving female leader. 

5 Keys to Standing in Your Power 

  1. Understand that criticism is a compliment. 
  • Criticism doesn’t mean you are doing something wrong. It just means you are playing a bigger game. 
  1. Take nothing personally. 
  • When you take things personally, it not only affects you – it affects your family, your business, and your team. 
  1. Learn to work with those you don’t like. 
  • You don’t have to like everyone, but you do have to be able to work well with everyone. 
  1. Brains don’t compensate for a lack of self-awareness. 
  • No amount of education or training can compensate for your lack of self-awareness. 
  • Continue to invest in and deepen your self-awareness. 
  • Be a fan of humility. 
  1. Your life is the result of your choices. 
  • Don’t give your power away to someone else. Your life – your career – is the result of your own decisions. 

 

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Jul 6, 2016

Watching a woman transform and take control of her role as a female leader within her organization and step into her power is an incredible thing to witness. It’s like watching a flower bloom – she changes from a delicate, yet instrumental part of an organization’s nature to an impactful, beautiful blooming flower, ready to excite and impress the world around her.

As with the blooming flower, as she gains confidence and will often look different, sound different, and as her impact begins to increase, her income also generally follows suit.

Today, I want to share with you the seven critical strategies that high-achieving women need to develop to create unstoppable confidence, improve their impact within their organization or business, and increase their income.

 

Top 7 Strategies for Unstoppable Confidence

  1. Ask for forgiveness, not permission.
  • Success favors boldness
  1. Focus on iterations.
  • It’s not about perfection. It’s about iterations.
  • The more we put new work out into the world, the more we hone our confidence, get feedback in real time from real people, and ultimately, the better our products and services will be.
  1. Pick a horse and ride it.
  • You will find success when you choose a course of action, you commit to it, and you go for it.
  • The clarity you are seeking will come through the actions you take.
  1. Stay in action.
  • Take consistent daily actions toward your goals. Course correct as you go.
  1. Find new friends.
  • Your income and your experience will be a direct result of the five people you spend the most time with and are most influenced by.
  1. Conversations create.
  • Network
  • Ask yourself: How many conversations are you having on a daily, or weekly, basis? What are you talking about?
  1. Have a bias to boldness.
  • It is critical for you to stand out from your competitors. Be creative, have an opinion, and speak your opinion to stand out.

 

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Jul 4, 2016

Hey there, my fierce ones! Today, I want to talk to you about a conversation that came up at a meeting I attended earlier this week with the CEO, partner, and the senior members of a large professional services firm. During this discussion, an interesting topic came up about how women sometimes need to bend – or break – some “corporate” rules, or ideas we perceive as rules, to step into our power and become the successful leaders we know we can be.

I was so inspired by this conversation and realized that many of the women that I work with every day are often feeling governed by a set of rules that may or may not exist in their organization. So I want to discuss briefly with you why it is so important for you to break a rule every now and then so that you can truly step into your incredible potential and lead your team on your terms, without sacrificing what matters most to you.

 

Here's a Breakdown of Today’s Episode:

  • The key to rising through the ranks in your organization is always to have a voice.
  • Step into your power. Take control of your schedule. Don’t be afraid to “break a rule” from time to time to lead your team effectively, but without sacrificing your freedom or what’s important to you.
  • Don’ limit yourself – your power – based on a set of rules you created for yourself.

 

“Sometimes, smart, ambitious women need to break some rules to create the freedom, the impact, and to have the rewards they deserve.” – Eleanor Beaton

 

My Challenge to You:

Stop worrying about whether you will get into trouble if you step into your power and use your voice. Don’t worry about getting into trouble for setting your own schedule around important things in your life.

Get out there, step into your power, use your voice, and be the ambitious women leader we all know you can be!

 

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Jul 1, 2016

Hey, my fierce leaders! Welcome back to the Fierce Feminine Leadership podcast – the success podcast for ambitious women in business. In today’s episode, I talk a little about the power seat. When you walk into a boardroom, what seat do you usually take at the table? Do you sit at the head of the table? In the corner? Perhaps somewhere in the middle?

In the communications industry, your body language is as important as the things you say and the way you say them.

Think about it. When you enter a boardroom meeting, who is it at that table that commands to have their voice heard, their suggestions and ideas considered? Often, it is the one sitting in the power seat.

So, today, I want to share with you where the power seat is, and why you need to step into your power and take that seat at the big table.

 

Where Is the Power Seat in a Board Room and Why You Should Occupy It?

  • The power seat is the seat in the middle of the table.
  • Sitting in the middle of the table, with all of your peers surrounding you, puts you in a position of power. It silently signals to your executive peers that your voice and ideas are important and deserve to be considered.

 

My Challenge to You:

At your next boardroom meeting – and each and every following meeting – find a way to occupy the power seat at the table.

 

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Jun 29, 2016

Hello, fierce ones! In today’s episode, I want to share with you a trend that I have noticed over the years while working with women entrepreneurs and female leaders. A trend that – honestly – we need to stop doing, or at least slow down on doing it.

Curating other people’s stories and messages in our businesses.

Ladies, it is time to step into your power, take control of your voice, and use your voice to curate and share you own stories and messages! Your audience wants to hear from you. They want to know your story. Your messages. Your ideas and passions.

Ladies, it’s time to take back the mic and use your voice, your stories, your messages, to empower others, establish a connection with your audience, and step into your power.

 

My Challenge to You:

If you are ready to play a bigger game in your industry, your business, or your non-profit – you need to start using your voice.

  • Quit paving the way for other people to tell their stories all the time. Start telling your own
  • Figure out a way to get your voice “on air” – either figuratively or literally.
  • Be conscious of all the times in your business and life that you have allowed other people to speak up for you or you “handed over the mic.”

 

We’ve talked about using your voice on the show before. It’s time now – my wonderfully fierce leaders – for you to use your voice and share your story and message with the world.

 

“Stop taking the back seat. Stop curating other people’s stories and messages. It’s time for you to speak up. Use your voice to tell your own story and share your own messages with the world. We want to hear from you.” – Eleanor Beaton

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Jun 27, 2016

 

Hey there, fierce leaders! Welcome back to another fantastic episode of the Fierce Feminine Leadership show. On today’s episode, I am joined with one of the world’s leading expert in selling products and managing brand presence online as an Amazon Seller – Robyn Johnson. Robyn is the CEO of Best from the Nest, an Amazon seller who went from being a struggling Youth Minister to becoming a power seller on Amazon. Her company focuses on buying and reselling products on Amazon while coaching and mentoring individuals and brands on how to begin a business selling products on Amazon and helping brands learn how to manage their online presence through the Amazon e-commerce platform.

Today, Robyn shares her story about how she got started in the business and the struggles she has had to overcome while building her business in the industry. She explains her philosophy on goal setting for new and aspiring entrepreneurs and women leaders, and how she went from struggling with debt to building a 7-figure business in under five years. She has become a master at developing systems and processes in her business to make things run more smoothly for her team while allowing herself more time to handle the important things in her business and life.

I am incredibly excited to have her on the show today. Thank you, Robyn, for sharing your wisdom with my amazingly Fierce Feminine Leaders!

Here’s a Breakdown of the Topics We Covered:

  • Robyn shares her story – from being a Youth Minister to growing a wildly successful, 7-figure business.
  • What Robyn does at Best from the Nest, who her target audience and clientele are for her coaching and mentoring programs, and how she helps individuals and brands grow their businesses and online presence through Amazon
  • Robyn’s business model
  • What was the turning point for Robyn? What critical strategies did she put into place that allowed her to create such amazing results?
  • A ‘Day-in-the-life-of-Robyn example of her monthly goal strategies and how frequently she checks her numbers.
  • Robyn’s philosophy on setting goals and how many goals an entrepreneur should work on at one time.
  • When Robyn decided to go from working the business independently to outsourcing some of the work, what did she have to tell herself to make the transition more bearable and less stressful?

“The biggest cap in your growth as an entrepreneur or leader within an organization is the failure to delegate” – Eleanor Beaton

 

Getting Intimate with Robyn – the Wrap-up Questionnaire Session:

  • What is Robyn’s idea of ‘Perfect Happiness’?
  • What is her greatest fear?
  • Which living person does Robyn most admire?
  • What historical figure does she most identify with or aspire to be like?

 

Robyn’s Message to the Fierce Feminine Leaders listening today:

“Being an entrepreneur is kind of like being a superhero. Living in that gap and pushing through that wall is what defines us. It’s what characterizes who we are as leaders and as women. We can’t judge ourselves off of someone else’s ending chapter. Give yourself lots of grace. Judge yourself off your own best hard work.” – Robyn Johnson

 

Connect with Robyn:

 

Resources Mentioned in the Show:

 

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Jun 24, 2016

 

Processes – or more specifically, creating processes. If you are anything like me, you have a love: hate relationship with creating systems and processes within your business or organization. What are systems and processes? If you are an entrepreneur or a female leader in your organization, they help to empower your team by setting clear expectations and are a critical aspect of building a successful business.

Most female entrepreneurs and women thought-leaders go into business desiring more freedom. However, if your organization is lacking systems and processes that make it easy for your team to follow, can you really consider yourself ‘free’?

 

“If you really want to be free, the number one thing leaders and entrepreneurs need to do is set up systems and processes for everything in their business or organization.” – Eleanor Beaton

 

In today’s episode, I am going to share with you some practical ways that you can begin setting up systems and processes within your organization.

3 Practical Ways to Set Up Processes in Your Business or Organization:

  1. Pay attention to each and every instance that you notice yourself doing something more than once.
  2. Ask yourself (or your team): How can I improve my company? If you work with a small team – or even within a larger department – invite your team to participate in workshop-style meetings to brainstorm areas that can be improved. The second session can help you dwindle down their list of ideas into a “top 3” list of priorities as well as develop an action plan to implement a process to improve this area of the business.
  3. Devote at least one hour each week to improving specific aspects of your business, based on the initial feedback from your team – or for entrepreneurs – from the list that you created noting positive improvement areas.

 

“One of the things that you do as a female entrepreneur or leader is empower others. Setting up systems and processes in your business or organization promotes empowerment within your team or department and creates the foundation of success for your business.” – Eleanor Beaton

Like many of you, I am still learning how to love creating systems and processes in my organization, but we don’t have to do this alone. Take the journey with me and let’s build our successful businesses together.

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Jun 22, 2016

Today, women are starting businesses faster than ever before! For instance, in the United States, women are starting businesses at a rate five times higher than the national average. In Canada, we are starting new businesses at twice the national average. At these rates, it is undeniable that women-lead businesses are taking industries by storm, but many women are failing to see (or utilize) the benefits of developing recurring revenue streams.

Today, I am going to explain to you what recurring revenue is, why millions of business owners consider it the “Holy Grail of Business,” and why it is crucial for you to begin developing a way to generate recurring revenue in your business.

“If you want to create a business that allows you to be truly free, you’ve gotta find a way to add recurring revenue into your business model.” – Eleanor Beaton

 

What is ‘Recurring Revenue,’ Anyway?

Recurring revenue is a way for your business to make one sale, and generate a steady income flow month after month on that initial sale. Recurring income is a lot like your phone bill – your telephone provider does not have to keep throwing sales pitches your way for you to continue giving them your business. Instead, the sold you on their telephone service once, and you continue to pay your phone bill month after month, year after year.

 

Two Great Examples of Businesses with Recurring Revenue:

 

2 Important Things to Consider To Build a Sustainable Business

  1. How much does it cost you to acquire a new customer?
  2. What is the lifetime value of that customer you have acquired?

 

How to Determine Your Customer Acquisition Costs:

  • The number of customers you currently have divided by the total sum of your marketing investments equals your customer acquisition cost.

 

“Recurring revenue decreases your customer acquisition costs and increases the value of that customer.”

 

My Challenge to You:

Identify a way to create recurring revenue in your business. It will this help you work smarter and increase your company’s worth as much as 2 1/2 to 3 times compared to other companies in your industry without recurring revenue streams.

Ladies, if you’re going to be working hard, I want to make sure you are also working smart. Developing recurring revenue in your business is a critical aspect of building a sustainable business that will allow you the freedom you want with the income you deserve.

 

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Jun 20, 2016

Entrepreneurs – and aspiring entrepreneurs – frequently, and quickly, come to the realization as their businesses begin to grow that balancing their work life and personal life is a difficult challenge. I can relate – I have two boys, I travel every month, I run my own business, plus my husband is an entrepreneur.

Life can be pretty chaotic at times, and it can sometimes feel out of balance.

Today, I want to share with you my secret – my rule of thumb – on building my successful business while juggling travel, marriage, and raising my kids.

 

“Success in business is not about reinventing the wheel. It’s about doing a few core things and doing them very well, over and over.” – Eleanor Beaton

 

My Rule of Thumb for Keeping Life & Business ‘in Check’:

  • I remind myself: “I can handle the chaos and lack of balance as long as my family life is working well and my health is in good working order.”
  • Make sure that the effort you put into your business or career is worth it and makes sense

 

“Don’t change the act, change the audience.” – Lisa Sasevich

 

If you are looking to build a powerful career or business, you need to:

  • Get very clear on your message.
  • Get very clear on what the core things are that you need to focus on in your business.
  • And ask yourself: “Do I have the discipline and determination to continue focusing and perfecting those specific things – or am I going to catch the “bright, shiny penny” syndrome?

 

Remember, ladies, when you are pursuing something with dogged determination, the natural by-product of that persistence is that other aspects of your life are going to get out of balance.

Come to terms with this reality, and remind yourself that even when things are out of balance, you can handle the chaos as long as you maintain good health and are spending quality time with your family.

 

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Jun 17, 2016

Welcome back, my fierce feminine leaders! In today’s episode, I am recording from the beautiful, warm, Austin, Texas where I am speaking at the EBW 2020 Abundance Live conference with several fabulous women, many of which are reinventing themselves in their careers.

But, today, I want to talk with you about the common question that many women leaders ask themselves – whether they are stepping into a bigger corporate role within their companies, or reinventing themselves as entrepreneurs.

 

Have you ever said to yourself: “What gives me the right to…”

  • Wear that dress
  • Apply for that promotion
  • Tell someone (respectfully) to shove it
  • Speak at an event or workshop
  • Write a book
  • Take off work early or take a break from work
  • Spend this much money on myself

 

Ladies, we all ask ourselves “What gives me the right” – especially when we are in the beginning stages of transforming our lives and careers – of reinventing ourselves.

 

“You have to come to terms with the idea that the only person that is going to give you the right to step into your power – to lead your way – is you.” – Eleanor Beaton

 

Do you know what’s the one thing that gives you the right to step into your power; to do the thing you truly want to do? The answer is simple – as simple as one word.

Desire.

Ladies, don’t make this journey harder than it needs to be by asking yourself whether or not you have the right. If you want to do it – if you have the desire to do it – that automatically imbues you with the right to do it.

Listen to me:

You have the right!

 

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Jun 15, 2016

Changing careers and reinventing yourself is a difficult challenge. In my experience, many women who are trying to reinvent themselves and their careers often try to leave their past careers, experiences, and skills behind them. However, if you are trying to recreate yourself, your career, and your business, leaving your past behind you along with all of the experiences, skills, and insight that you have developed throughout your previous business is a huge mistake!

“Leaving your past behind you – especially when you are reinventing yourself – creates incongruence and in-continuity in your new career path.” – Eleanor Beaton

Ladies, if we want our new clients and customers to trust us, and to believe that we are a thought-leader in our industry, we must tell our stories!

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • Telling a cohesive, congruent story is critical for building brand equity, culture, and credibility for your business
  • Sonia Samen from Ebby Rane reinvented herself from a corporate attorney to a high-end fashion luggage entrepreneur.
  • Legendary CEO, Christine McGee, CEO and Founder of Sleep Country – the country’s biggest mattress retailer, started her career as a banker

 

6 Reasons to Tell a Cohesive, Congruent Story about You and Your Business:

  1. It is a key part of your brand equity
  2. It acts as a major differentiator
  3. It makes you more memorable
  4. It creates a sense of who you are
  5. It helps you build a culture for your business
  6. It is critical for building credibility

“Explaining your previous experience & how it helps you serve your current clients builds trust, positions you as an expert, and helps you attract your ideal clients” – Eleanor Beaton

 

Ask Yourself:

  • What are the threads that connect career #1 to career #2?
  • Think about the skill sets you used.
  • Think about the experiences you had.
  • Think about the insights they gave you and how they helped you be even better in your business and help you serve your clients or customers even better.

“When you are reinventing yourself – there is no such thing as a clean slate.” – Eleanor Beaton

 

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Jun 13, 2016

In line with the “Women and Risks” theme from last week’s episodes, today I am joined by the wonderful business and career coach, Sarah Vermunt. Sarah’s journey started while working toward obtaining her Ph.D. in human resources management and organizational behavior. After devoting four years of her life, and investing a lot of money into developing her career, Sarah began to realize that this career choice was not what she dreamed about after all. After spending two years dedicating her time to her previous career dreams, she went on a mission to find the work she loves – being a coach and teacher for entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and new graduates.

Sarah is the founder of CareerGasm and works primarily with aspiring entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and college graduates to help them figure out what they want from their careers and businesses. She is the author of an up-and-coming book and has written several articles for leading business publications such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, Inc., the Huffington Post, and U.S. News & World Report. Today, Sarah shares her insights and tips for our wonderful listeners to help them gain some clarity into what they really want from their careers or businesses, and what they need to do to achieve that dream.

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • Sarah explains how she came up with the unique name for her business: CareerGasm.
  • We talk about the turning point in her career that caused her to change career paths and begin building her thriving coaching business.
  • Sarah explains why she “stuck it out” for two years in a field she hated – instead of shifting gears and starting her coaching business sooner.
  • She shares some of the most common fears and apprehension that many of her clients often experience when they are considering a career change.
  • She explains some of her key developments as an entrepreneur – both past and current achievements and developments.
  • We talk about her new book: CareerGasm: Find Your Way to Feel Good Work, which is due to hit the bookstores in March 2017.
  • How Sarah arrived at the point of clarity; knowing who she wanted to serve, the problem she wanted to solve, and how she wanted to help her clients achieve their dreams.
  • Sarah shares her thoughts on branding as a differentiator and how she markets her business.

 

“People don’t quit their jobs on a whim. They quit when they just ‘effing can’t do it anymore.” – Sarah Vermunt

 

5 Common Fears That Keep People From Leaving a Job They Hate to Follow Their Dream Careers:

  1. Afraid that their skills are not transferable or applicable in other career
  2. Afraid that they will not be valued.
  3. Afraid of being rejected.
  4. Afraid of what other people will think
  5. Afraid that they will not make enough money – maybe lose their house, their car, etc.

 

“Ask yourself: Is this fear really true? Look at your fears alongside some facts when deciding to make a career change.” – Sarah Vermunt

 

Sarah’s Advice for Professionals That Want To Start Their Own Business:

Build your business slowly, while you are still working at your full-time job. Use this time as your “trial and error” period while also creating a financial safety net. Hash out your business ideas to learn what will work and what won’t work for you, your clients, and your business.

“Whether it comes to career or business, it’s not just about logic. Intuition plays a large part in career and business planning. Very often, we use logic to discredit the things we know intuitively. Lean into your intuition – it can help you make some really good decisions.” – Sarah Vermunt

 

Learn more about Sarah and her coaching business:

 

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Jun 10, 2016

 

Following a discussion from Episode 29 with best-selling author, Linda Davies, today I would like to dive a little deeper into the “women and risks” topic and talk about mitigating risks. Ladies, do you know what your $10,000 per hour tasks are? Out of everything that you have to do each and every day to build and maintain your businesses or your career, what are some of the most valuable tasks that you need to complete each day to continually advance in your career or industry?

We all have them. The problem often resides in identifying those top value tasks that are imperative to developing our careers, growing our businesses, or stepping into our roles as Fierce Feminine Leaders. So, today I am going to share with you some examples of my $20, $100, $1,000, and $10,000 tasks that are relevant to my business and explain why each of these tasks provide different levels of importance and urgency throughout my company’s growth.

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • How identifying your $10k tasks can help you mitigate risks in your business, organization, or career.
  • What are $10k tasks and why you should focus more on these tasks than the $20 or $100 ones?
  • What does it mean to “close the loop?”

“Don’t leave a meeting with a foggy idea on how you will follow-up with that person. Close the loop.”

Here’s a Few Examples of My $20 Tasks:

  • Scheduling appointments with clients
  • Bookkeeping
  • Filing papers
  • Going to the Post Office
  • Creating and scheduling Social Media posts

 

Here’s a Few Examples of My $100 Tasks:

  • Creating content, images, & uploading videos to my YouTube channel, as well as making sure each video is tagged correctly.
  • Creating spreadsheets
  • Creating and distributing posters

Anything under $200 tasks are in the red. These tasks cost a business or organization money with no direct link to a company’s revenue.” – Eleanor Beaton

 

Here’s a Few Examples of My $10,000 Tasks:

  • Strategic planning
  • Copywriting, creating advertising and marketing campaigns
  • Developing professional relationships
  • Having sales conversations
  • Public speaking engagements

“$10k tasks are tasks that are at the top of the value chain. They are tasks that have a direct impact on a company’s return on investment.” – Eleanor Beaton

 

My Challenge to You:

Determine what your $10k tasks are for your business or career. What are the tasks that you handle each and every day that significantly impact your company’s revenue?

Although smaller tasks do play a significant role in an organization’s survival, top value tasks – the $10k tasks – have a direct link to your company’s growth and revenue. These tasks should be made a high priority for your organization.

 

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Jun 8, 2016

Competition in the workforce over the years has become a “taboo topic.” Many women do not want to talk about having a competitive edge in their field. We keep saying “It’s not about competition, it’s about collaboration.” Ladies, competition is a healthy aspect of building your career and business. It allows us to push ourselves past our comfort zones, and while being open to collaboration is important, having a strong competitive edge is also essential.

In our last episode, I spoke with internationally best-selling author, Linda Davies. Some interesting points came up in that episode regarding women taking risks and why it’s necessary for career growth and development. In today’s episode, I talk with you about taking risks, and how taking risks can help you “out hustle” your competition. Taking risks is critical to personal, business, and career growth. Without risks, our businesses cannot flourish. So, what are some ways that you can take a risk to continue developing your business or career?

 

9 Practical Ways to Take Risks in your Life, Business, and Career:

 

  1. Make a career or business shift. Interview people who have your dream job, dream business, or work at your dream organization.
  2. Making the commitment to quit your job on a specific date to start a new business.
  3. Launching a new product or service
  4. Taking time away from your business – perhaps for a vacation, holiday, or personal time.
  5. Working with a new mentor.
  6. Investing in learning a new skill, or honing a skill that you already have.
  7. Applying to be a speaker at an upcoming conference.
  8. Raising your hand for a stretch assignment.
  9. Introducing yourself to a “key player” at a networking event.

 

Your ability to mitigate risk is directly linked to your willingness to hustle.” – Eleanor Beaton

 

My Challenge to You:

 

  • Ask yourself: Is there an opportunity for you to take more risks?
  • Ask yourself: What would it mean to you to take a risk that can open the door to more rewards in your life, your business, or your career?
  • Take a risk, and lean into the work to out-hustle your competition.

 

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Jun 6, 2016

Welcome back, my Fierce Feminine Leaders! I am incredibly excited about today’s episode and our guest on the show today.

Today we talk about women and risks. Many successful women are afraid to take risks in their business or career, but do not realize that taking risks – stepping out of their comfort zone – often leads to personal and professional growth.

Our lovely guest today, Linda Davies, knows all-too-well the advantages and feelings associated with risk. Linda is a former investment banker who left the corporate world to follow her dream – to take the risk – of making it as a successful writer. She is an Oxford University graduate with a degree in politics, philosophy, and economics and has worked for one of the largest U.S. investment banks in the country. She was the first woman to work in their European Corporate Finance Division. After seven years, she “escaped” the investment banking world to write fiction novels, having published several books, of which, her first was published in over 30 countries and sold over 2-million copies.

Linda has lived in Peru for three years, as well as eight years in the Middle East, where she was kidnapped and held hostage by Iranian government forces for two weeks. Following her rescue, she wrote her memoir – “Hostage: Kidnapped on the High Seas.”

Linda shares her incredible story of how she became a successful author, what happened during her kidnapping and detention in the Middle East, and how this experience has changed her views of the world and the things she considers most important in her life. Her story and the experiences and tips that she shares with us in this episode are nothing short of inspirational.

Thank you, Linda, for sharing your experience with us today.

Here’s a Breakdown of the Topics We Covered:

  • Linda’s story – how she went from being an investment banker to a best-selling author.
  • How Linda balances writing and family life.
  • Why Linda feels that taking risks is important to growth and development – both personally and professionally.
  • What happened to Linda while living in the Middle East – and how it changed her perspective on life and values.
  • Why Linda believes that writing your story – your speech – helps capture what your story

“If you don’t have the confidence to take risks, you won’t grow.” – Linda Davies

 

Linda’s Suggestion to Professional Women & Women in Business

  • Go for what you want.
  • “Self-belief and the idea that you can change the odds in your favor is key. Plan, plot your dream. Take that risk.”

 

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Jun 3, 2016

Welcome back, my Fierce Feminine Leaders! If part of your business consists of public speaking or giving public presentations, then this Is an episode you do not want to miss! Today is all about public speaking. Are you making the most of it? Are you ensuring that your message is delivered the way you intend it – strong, powerful, and making a positive impact on your listeners?

Many women put a strong focus on their visual appearances when they are about to give a speech or present for a room full of engaged professionals, but we often fall short in one critical area. An area that can have just as much of an impact on our message and the way our listeners perceive us. Our voice. Your voice is a crucial element in delivering a powerful speech that resonates with your audiences. It ensures that the message you want to convey gets through to your audience, making them want to seek you out for your expert opinion or buy your product or service. In today’s episode, I will share with you five tips to improve your voice before you get on stage at your next presentation.

 

5 Tips to Help You Embrace Your Voice:

  1. Stand Up Straight.
  • Stand up straight with your shoulders back. Stand proud. A great voice originates from deep within your core.
  1. Slow Down.
  • Speak slowly and with purpose. Let people absorb your words, your message – don’t try to rush through your speech.
  1. Allow Yourself to be Seen.
  • Don’t be a ‘wallflower’. Embrace your moment in the spotlight – your ’15 minutes of fame’. Enjoy it. You earned it!
  • If you choose to speak and be seen, be 100% committed to it. Let your audience adore you!
  1. Speak from your Stomach.
  • Speak with authority and end on a down note. It punctuates your sentences and allows you to deliver them with more authority.
  1. Lose the Modifiers.
  • Eliminate these words from your vocabulary: “I think,” “kind of,” “maybe,” etc. They are all weak words that detract from the point you are trying to make and make you seem uncertain.

“People have a natural respect for a good, strong voice.” – Eleanor Beaton

 

Want instant access to these tips? Click here to download the “5 Tips to Help You Embrace Your Voice Checklist” pdf.

 

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Jun 1, 2016

Have you ever felt conflicted in your success? Felt confused, uncertain, or even felt like an imposter? Have you recently made a monumental change only to hear a negative voice in your head saying, “Who do you think you are to do something like this?” Thousands of highly successful women go through these feelings each and every day. They feel like they’re crazy. They feel like a “hot mess.”

Rest assured, my Fierce Feminine Leader – you are not crazy. You are upleveling.

 

In today’s episode, I explain to you what it means to uplevel as well as many familiar feelings – or “symptoms” – that women feel during this great transition.

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • What is “upleveling,” anyway?
  • You’re not crazy. You’re not an imposter. There are millions of professionals, CEOs feeling the same way you do. It’s called growth – and it hurts.
  • Feeling this way is normal.

“The bigger the uplevel – the hotter the mess.”

 

When you uplevel, you’re thrown into what’s called “Liminal Space.” You’re not the ‘same ol’ you,’ but you’re not quite settled into the ‘new you.’ You’re somewhere in the middle, and learning to step into the new you.

“Darkness, confusion, and uncertainty is the starting point for major growth and transformation. It’s the necessary ingredient for change.”

 

My Challenge to You:

Stop thinking you’re crazy. Buckle up and enjoy the ride. Step into your brilliance, your power, and enjoy your success.

 

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May 30, 2016

Mindy Weinstein is the “expert to the experts” when it comes to SEO and internet marketing strategies. She is the President and Founder of the digital marketing firm, Market Mindshift, as well as a digital marketing strategist, public speaker, trainer, and a published author. She has taught dozens of large companies and major brands how to market their online products and services using digital marketing, social media, and SEO strategies. Mindy has had media appearances and has been interviewed and quoted in countless publications including FOX, NBC, ABC, the Huffington Post, and Bloomberg Radio. She has an MBA from Arizona State University and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Psychology with a special focus on technology.

In today’s episode, Mindy shares her story on how she got started in the digital marketing industry as well as several actionable tips on how you can improve your visibility and discoverability online.

Thank you for joining me on the show today, Mindy.

 

Here’s a Breakdown of the Topics We Covered:

  • Mindy’s story – how she got started in the internet marketing and SEO field
  • Things you need to be doing and thinking about to make sure your website is working hard and creating results.
  • Mindy explains what “discoverability” is and why it is important.
  • Ways you can become more visible online – and why it’s
  • Universal traits and behaviors you want to have to kick start your career and get promoted fast.
  • What prompted Mindy to leave the corporate world and start her own business?
  • Internet marketing trends Mindy has noticed and you should be using.
  • Valuable tips for fierce feminine entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to increase their online visibility, discoverability, and market themselves online.
  • Mindy tells us what Market Mindshift is, and shares her business model and revenue streams.
  • The difference between personal branding and corporate branding, and why Mindy chose to brand her business as a corporate entity.

“If you don’t ask for what you want, you won’t get the opportunities.” – Mindy Weinstein

 

Mindy’s Advice for Women in Organizations and Ready to “Go It Alone.”

  • Plan how you will get clients. Plan out what the bare minimum income you need each month to pay your bills and live comfortably. Plan what steps you want to take immediately once you’re on your own.

 

Mindy’s Top 3 Tips for Entrepreneurs Trying to Market Themselves Online

  1. Work on your website. “Your website is your central hub. You have to make sure what’s under your hood is working correctly. If you can’t get your website indexed by search engines, you’re never going to rank for anything. Make sure you have the right technical structure for your website.”
  2. Work on your website’s “Your message is what is on your homepage, landing pages, blog posts. Showcase your expertise. Build trust and authority.
  3. Work on your social media message. “Make sure you are on the major social networks. Know where your audience is and make sure you are there, too, and engaged. Stay socially involved.”

 

How to Make “Becoming Your Own Publishing Company” Easier for Entrepreneurs

  • Create an editorial calendar for yourself and your blog.
  • Schedule out blog posts, video/audio publications, and social media posts. Stay Engaged.

 

Tips for Professional Women Within Organizations for Improving Their Online Presence

  • Take a hard look at your social profiles.
  • If you have your own website – do a technical review of it.

 

Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

 

Connect with Mindy:

 

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May 27, 2016

Ambitious women in business, especially those in high-energy careers, often struggle through many obstacles and dilemmas. Probably one of the most common dilemma that high-achieving women face are those that are internalized – feeling as though you are “not up to snuff” in your career, despite having a glowing resume, awards, or fantastic recommendations. This dilemma is what I call “Ambitious Woman’s Dilemma, and it is the most common condition affecting ambitious, high-achieving women in business.

In today’s episode, I share with you 6 of the most common symptoms of Ambitious Woman’s Dilemma (AWD), and what you need to do to overcome this condition.

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • What is Ambitious Woman’s Dilemma?
  • How common is AWD?
  • Is there a way to “cure” the AWD condition – and if so, how?
  • Why highly ambitious women begin feeling the effects of AWD?

 

What Is Ambitious Woman’s Dilemma?

AWD is a common condition among smart, ambitious women who want to make a difference in the world while genuinely being present for their families and being financially secure but tend to feel like their “not up to snuff” or should be further ahead in their career or personal life than they are currently.

“You know you have Ambitious Woman’s Dilemma if you feel like the rope in a real-life tug-o-war game.” – Eleanor Beaton

 

6 Common Symptoms of Ambitious Woman’s Dilemma

  1. You feel you are only as good as your last deal, sale, or project.
  • You feel like you have to do things to be awesome and feel safe in the world.
  1. Your ratio of thinking about exercise and your health versus actually doing it is greater than 7 to 1
  1. You do not have any hobbies
  • AWD sufferers do not have any hobbies because, at the end of the work day, they are too busy sleeping, eating, driving, cleaning, or feeding someone.
  1. You sometimes have the feeling that you have lost the sense of play and wonder, that the creative part of you is somehow “dying.”
  1. You can’t slow down.
  • AWD sufferers often think, “Slow down? That’s what losers do!”
  1. You know you’re a confident person, but you don’t understand why you feel insecure at times.
  • Understand the difference between confidence and worthiness.

 

“When you truly embrace your sense of inner worthiness, you begin to approach your work & your life with a rested edge.” – Eleanor Beaton

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May 25, 2016

In our last episode, I spoke with Joan Michelson of Green Connections Radio. She brought up a fascinating topic about the differences between how women support other women in business compared to the ways men support other people in business. This discussion led me to evaluate how the women within my own network have supported me through various business ventures, as well as how the men in my network have shown their support. One thing that I have found interesting during this evaluation was that women typically demonstrate their support through emotional support while men will often support you through practical support.

In this episode, I share with you the reasons why many women in business often tend to stick with emotional support, and why they need to step out of their comfort zone, step into their power, and help other women in business through practical support strategies.

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

  • Women are more likely to offer emotional support to other women in business while men often offer practical support.
  • Women need more than just emotional support to help us step into our economic power. We need practical support and access to professional networks.
  • One of the main reasons women do not offer practical support to other women is often because they do not realize their power. The first step to stepping into your power is to understand that you have it and realize that your biggest source of power is the relationships you have built.

“Business & success are like a river – they’ve gotta flow. If you treat your success like a pond, it will just get stuck.” – Eleanor Beaton

My Challenge to You:

It’s time to start “walking the talk,” ladies. Continue to offer emotional support to the women in business, but step it up a notch and also offer practical support! Here are two tips that you can use to offer practical support to other women in business:

  1. Find ways to make powerful introductions to key business partners, clients, and customers.
  2. Identify people in your network that would be a good supplier to someone else, then introduce them.

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May 23, 2016

Today, I am joined by a fabulously fierce feminine leader, advocate for female leaders throughout the corporate and entrepreneurial world, and owner of Green Connections Radio, Joan Michelson. Joan has made a huge impact in the corporate world and helping women “claim their power” in their industries. Her very specific, unique niche in the business community is in the Clean Tech area, also known as the “green space.” She joins us today to share her story about how the “green space” niche fell in her lap and provide some insight and tips to other women in leadership roles on ways they can find their voice within their organization.

 

Here’s a Breakdown of the Topics We Covered:

  • Joan’s story – how she dived into the Clean Tech space, the struggles she has endured, and how she overcame those struggles and how she empowers other women to do the same.
  • Statistics show that women tend to get promoted on performance while men get promoted on potential.
  • Women walk into a discussion or decision with a laundry list of assumptions.
  • How Joan felt “held back” in her previous career goals, and what she did to overcome this common obstacle.
  • Women have permission to change the rules in the corporate world, even though many feel as though they don’t.
  • Using relationship building skills and deal closing skills at the same time produces results. Everyone in business – entrepreneurial or corporate – needs to do both.
  • What is Joan’s business model?

“Women tend to limit their choices by – unknowingly or unintentionally – setting boundaries.”

 

Joan’s Advice for Women Who Are Looking to Build their Voice:

  • Confidence
  • Self-talk – listen to yourself, how you talk to others and yourself, to learn a lot about what your voice is and how you are, in your own way, making assumptions that may or may not be true.
  • Network
  • Be visible
  • Ask for what you want
  • Be willing to hear voices that are different from yours so you can stretch your knowledge. Be willing to learn new things and ask for help.

 

Joan’s Advice for People Working Within a Corporate Entity and Want to Elevate Their Personal Brand:

  • Go to your company’s communications team and ask to cover the public speaking engagements that the CEO cannot attend. Approach them with specific opportunities that will also benefit the company.

 

Connect with Joan:

 

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May 20, 2016

An interesting point was mentioned during my last episode while interviewing Vicki Saunders, the founder of SheEO. She said that women are not asking for help in their businesses – that many women feel they need to do everything on their own in order to be, or feel, successful and accomplished. In reality, though, it is incredibly hard to do everything on your own without asking for help and developing a team.

In this episode, I want to share some tips with you on five ways you can ask for help, and three ways you can ask in the right way.

5 Ways You Can Ask for Help:

  1. Ask for Introductions
  • An introduction is a powerful pre-framing technique in terms of positioning and allowing you to gain access to that person’s network.
  1. Ask People to Spread the Word Through Their Social Media Networks
  • Ninja Move Tip: When asking people to spread the word through their social media platforms, give them an image and some text they can use to promote.
  1. Ask for Advice
  • A wise woman once said, “When you ask for money, you get advice. When you ask for advice, you get money.”
  1. Have a Focus Group or Advisory Board
  2. Interview People

3 Tips on How To Ask for Help In the Right Way

  1. Be Mindful of a Person’s Time
  • Follow the 10-minute rule: “Hey, can we chat for about 10 minutes on the phone? I really need some advice.”
  1. Know What You Want
  • Having a clear picture of what you want and how it fits into your business’ “bigger picture” will help others help and collaborate with you easier and more efficiently.
  1. Have a Beginner’s Mindset
  • Maintain a balance between being open to information and closing down the information so you can implement.

“The most dangerous thing that can happen to a leader is that she begins to cut herself off from information” – Eleanor Beaton

 

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May 18, 2016

Today, I am joined by award-winning mentor and advisor, entrepreneur, and founder of SheEo, Vicki Saunders. Vicki has incredible experience and insight on what it takes for women to “step into their power,” lead their businesses on their terms, and grow a successful, meaningful career as an entrepreneur or intrapreneur. In today’s episode, she shares some of her insight on leadership and entrepreneurship as well as the “art of disruption.”

Vicki routinely speaks at conferences and events around the world, including the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Women of Influence Series in Canada, and the TedX Conference among several others. She was selected as a “Global Leader of Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum and has co-founded and run several ventures throughout Toronto, Silicon Valley, and Europe.

Vicki, thank you for joining me on the show today and sharing your valuable tips, suggestions, and insight.

 

Here’s a Breakdown of the Topics We Covered:

  • Vicki’s “back story” on how she became an entrepreneur.
  • Vicki’s tips on how women should deal with the world finally catching up to their innovative ideas.
  • SheEo – what is SheEO and what is their mission?
  • Ways women can sharpen their entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial skills by identifying and synthesizing problems to find a unique solution.
  • Common ways many women entrepreneurs make things harder than they need to be.
  • Vicki shares the one important leadership lesson she has learned from her 20+ years with building and growing businesses.
  • How and when Vicki stepped into her power.
  • What’s up next for Vicki

“Women are an economic powerhouse that haven’t been tapped into before.” – Vicki Saunders

 

Interesting Statistics Shared:

  • 4$ of venture capital goes to women-owned businesses, and this figure has remained unchanged for decades.
  • If women were financed at the same degree as men, we would create 6-Million jobs in the next five
  • Women are set to inherit 75% of the world’s inherited wealth.
  • Women are starting businesses at almost twice the rate as men.
  • Women have a buying power of 80-85%

 

3 Steps Women Can Take to Sharpen Their Entrepreneurial & Intrapreneurial Skills:

  1. Be clear about the problem you are trying to solve.
  2. Broaden your circles of inspiration.
  3. Use that insight to create a model you can use to push you.

Connect with Vicki:

 

                    An Open Invitation to All You Fierce Feminine Leaders

Are you a coach, consultant, entrepreneur, or service provider wanting to sell your expertise and build your brand? I want to personally invite you to register for my brand new, free training webinar coming up on May 18!

You will learn:

  • Three stories you must tell to become a globally recognized expert, attract influential clients, and double your sales in as little as 12-months.
  • Exact sales and marketing structures you need to build a multiple 6-figure business.
  • Why so many coaches, consultants, and service providers struggle to replace their corporate salaries.

Bonus!

I am going to give you a behind the scenes look at how I earned a fabulous income as a global thought leader from my base in Canada!

One lucky live participant will win a free gift!

To register for my free training webinar “Stories That Sell,” head over to www.eleanorbeaton.com/storiesthatsell

Until next time….

Stay fierce!

 

May 16, 2016

Whether you are running a business or running a marathon, high-performance is a critical skill to have in order to “finish the race.” As many of my wonderful listeners already know, I am a huge fan of high-performing women, athletes, entrepreneurs, and business executives. However, throughout my coaching experience, I often see many women that have the potential to be high performers, but somehow fail to unlock that potential – leaving it on the table. Today, I share with you four critical psychological skills that all high-performers must have and master in order to achieve success in life, business, and sports.

Unless you’re living a high-performance lifestyle in business and life, you are leaving potential on the table.

My Challenge for You:

  • Think about what would be possible if you could unlock 15% more potential without creating more time in a day or upgrading your skills.
  • Think about what would be possible for humanity if everyone could unlock 15% more of their
  • Think about how the whirlwind of your life is affecting your ability to achieve your wildly important goals.

 

The 4 Critical Psychological Skills of High-Performers:

  1. Focus
  • Focus to work through the whirlwind.
  1. Visualization
  • Visualize the “end game” and what steps you need to take to achieve it.
  1. Setting Effective Goals
  • Drastically narrow your focus down. Set smaller goals to achieve the W.I.G.
  1. Dealing with Distractions
  • Learn how to say a powerful “no” to stay on track with your vision and goals.

When you unlock your capacity by 10, 15, 20 percent – think about what is going to be possible for your family, the people you love, and humanity as a whole.

Book Recommendation:

I highly recommend checking out Annette Verschuren’s new book, “Bet On Me,” an inspiring book on Annette’s philosophy on what it takes to be a highly successful leader.

To purchase “Bet On Me”

An Open Invitation to All You Fierce Feminine Leaders

Are you a coach, consultant, entrepreneur, or service provider wanting to sell your expertise and build your brand? I want to invite you to register for my brand new, free training webinar coming up on May 18!

You will learn:

  • The three stories you must tell to become a globally recognized expert, attract influential clients and double your sales in as little as 12-months.
  • Exact sales and marketing structures you need to build a multiple 6-figure business
  • Why so many coaches, consultants, and service providers struggle to replace their corporate salaries.

Bonus!

I am going to give you a behind the scenes look at how I earned a fabulous income as a global thought leader from my base in Canada!

One lucky live participant will win a free gift!

To register for my free training webinar “Stories That Sell,” head over to www.eleanorbeaton.com/storiesthatsell

Until next time…

Stay fierce!

May 13, 2016

Welcome back, Fierce Feminine Leaders! In this episode, I have a special guest on the air with me – Julie Weeks, President and CEO of Womenable, a for-profit social enterprise that works to enable women’s entrepreneurship worldwide.

Julie’s business focuses on helping women-owned businesses through improved systems, policies, laws, programs, and research-based knowledge to help women in the creation and growth of their companies. Julie is the leading expert in the field of women enterprise development, with over 30 years of experience in the public and private sector.

Since 2007, Womenable has partnered with American Express OPEN to develop and deliver research-based statistics on the role that women-owned businesses have had on the post-recession market throughout the United States and globally. She joins us today to share a few of the statistics that the 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report has revealed this year in comparison to previous years, as well as shares some insight on how she grew her business and tips for women who are considering starting a business in the near future.

Thank you, Julie, for being on the show today and sharing this valuable information with the Fierce Feminine Leadership listeners.

Notable Statistics:

  • There are 11.3-Million women-owned businesses in the United States employing nearly 9-Million people and generating over $1.6-Trillion in revenue.
  • Women-owned businesses make up 38% of the business population and employ 8% of the country’s private sector workforce.
  • Since 2007, nearly 1,100 net women-owned businesses are launched each and every day.
  • 44% of women-owned businesses are owned by women of color in the United States.
  • Between 2007 and 2016, 79% of the net new women-owned businesses are owned by women of color.
  • The share of employment that are accounted for women-owned businesses, as well as revenue, remains flat lined since 2002. Employment shares have only grown by one percent – from 7% to 8%. Revenue shares have remained unchanged, at 4%.
  • The fastest growth regarding industry sector is among the smallest kinds in business; the service sector has doubled since 2007.
  • 8 in 10 United States businesses are single-person, private owned businesses, with 9 out of 10 being women-owned.

Tips Julie Shares:

  • Be relentless (in a good way); persevere to reach your business goals.
  • “Stick with it; success doesn’t happen overnight.”
  • Remember – teamwork is important. Balance your strengths and weaknesses. Hire other people to handle your weak points to grow a strong business.
  • Most importantly – have fun!

To get your hands on the 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses in the United States Report, visit http://www.womenable.com/.

An Open Invitation to All You Fierce Feminine Leaders

Are you a coach, consultant, entrepreneur, or service provider wanting to sell your expertise and build your brand? I want to invite you to register for my brand new, free training webinar coming up on May 18!

You will learn:

  • The three stories you must tell to become a globally recognized expert, attract influential clients and double your sales in as little as 12-months.
  • Exact sales and marketing structures you need to build a multiple 6-figure business
  • Why so many coaches, consultants, and service providers struggle to replace their corporate salaries.

Bonus!

I am going to give you a behind the scenes look at how I earned a fabulous income as a global thought leader from my base in Canada!

One lucky live participant will win a free gift!

To register for my free training webinar “Stories That Sell,” head over to www.eleanorbeaton.com/storiesthatsell

Until next time…

Stay fierce!

 

May 11, 2016

Welcome back, my Fierce Feminine Leader! Today’s episode, I talk about the number one desire that women who want to lead crave, and how “the approval trap” prevents these amazing women from stepping into their power and achieving this desire.

I have worked with countless high potential business women throughout my career. The number one thing that these women want from leading their company is – you guess it – freedom. However, freedom often comes with a price, and the price that we discuss in this episode is releasing your natural need for being a “people pleaser.”

Women have been conditioned to be people pleasers; to make people happy, comfortable, and to feel good. However, to step into your power, you must be able to break free of the fear of criticism.

If you are not gaining the traction in your career to the degree that you want, transition your mindset from student to teacher.

My challenge for you:

Examine the times and situations in your life and career where you are playing smaller out of the need to have the approval of other people.

An Open Invitation to All You Fierce Feminine Leaders

Are you a coach, consultant, entrepreneur, or service provider wanting to sell your expertise and build your brand? I want to invite you to register for my brand new, free training webinar coming up on May 18!

You will learn:

  • The three stories you must tell to become a globally recognized expert, attract influential clients and double your sales in as little as 12-months.
  • Exact sales and marketing structures you need to build a multiple 6-figure business
  • Why so many coaches, consultants, and service providers struggle to replace their corporate salaries.

Bonus!

I am going to give you a behind the scenes look at how I earned a fabulous income as a global thought leader from my base in Canada!

One lucky live participant will win a free gift!

To register for my free training webinar “Stories That Sell,” head over to www.eleanorbeaton.com/storiesthatsell

Until next time…

Stay fierce!

May 9, 2016

Welcome back to the Fierce Feminine Leadership podcast! In today’s episode, I share with you three tips on finding your voice as a Fierce Feminine Leader.

Did you know that the vast majority of “new and noteworthy” podcasts on Stitcher and iTunes are hosted by men? In fact, statistics from Stitcher regarding top podcasts, only about 10% are hosted by women, while 80% are hosted by men. Women listen to a lot of podcasts, webinars, and attend dozens of conferences, but statistics show that the majority of business professionals and leaders are actually using their voice as a vehicle to increase their sales, earn more money, and market their businesses. Women often struggle with finding and utilizing their voice as a means to improve their businesses for three reasons:

  1. We feel we don’t have anything to say.
  2. If we do have something to say, we often ask ourselves “why would anyone be willing to listen to what I have to say?”
  3. We are afraid of our own power.

Ladies, it’s time to step into your power, find you voice, and be more competitive with the male leaders in your industry.

Here are three strategies you can implement today to help you find your voice, step into your power, and be the Fierce Feminine Leader that I know you can be.

  1. Start Commenting on Blogs & Articles
  • “Weigh-in” on articles and blogs you find interesting. Don’t just share those articles on Facebook and Twitter. Do both!
  • Are you “internet shy,” or maybe commenting online just isn’t your thing? There’s an alternative! Send those articles that you find interesting to someone you admire. Tell them why you think it’s valuable and why you are sharing it with them. This serves two purposes – builds your network and helps you find and practice using your voice.
  1. Practice Your Voice at Conferences
  • Every conference has a Q&A period. Use this time to practice using your voice and making it heard. Ask questions.
  1. Pay Closer Attention to the Material that Fascinates You

 

  • Identify your “controlling idea.” Your controlling idea is your central area of focus. Identifying your controlling idea helps you become known for something, builds your expertise in a topic, and helps other people understand what you’re all about.

So, ladies, I challenge you this week to begin practicing these strategies to help you find your voice and become the Fierce Feminine Leader I know you can be!

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A Special Announcement

I am excited to share with all of you Fierce Feminine Leaders a special promotion that I am running on May 18!

I am hosting a very special, free training webinar called “Stories That Sell.” If you are a thought leader that sells your expertise, this training webinar is for you!

What you will learn:

  • The 3 stories you must tell in order to position yourself as the expert in your field.
  • Why so many coaches, consultants, and service providers struggle to replace their corporate salaries.
  • A “behind the scenes look” and how I earned an income as a global thought leader
  • What sales and marketing structures you need in order to build a 6-figure business as a coach, consultant, or service provider.

If you are a coach, consultant, entrepreneur, or service provider, this training webinar is for you!

To register for the Stories That Sell Training Webinar, happening on May 18 visit www.eleanorbeaton.com/storiesthatsell

Thank you for listening to the Fierce Feminine Podcast!

Until next time…
Stay Fierce!

 

May 6, 2016

Your reputation. Your personal brand. Many Fierce Feminine Leaders know they need a personal brand, but they simply don’t know where the starting line is when it comes time to create one. In the business world, you are aware that your reputation often precedes you. Your personal brand can help you leave a lasting, positive impression on a potential client, customer, or business associate – and this is critical for your success.

 

 

So, how do you create a strong personal brand?

In this episode, I am going to share with you 5 critical elements of a strong personal brand.

The 5 Critical Elements of a Strong Personal Brand

  1. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Your customers, clients, and business associates are researching you before they make the decision to hire or buy from you. Having a professional, high-quality headshot picture taken by an experienced, professional photographer will help your customers and clients make that decision. They do not want to see a picture of you with your dog playing in your back yard – they want to see a professional quality headshot, an image that will resonate and cause them to remember you the next time they need a service or product that you offer!

Challenge 1: Shell out some cash for a few high-quality, professional headshots.

  1. Update Your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is a powerful, professional search engine and social networking tool used by thousands of businesses and organizations worldwide. Part of maintaining your public image and reputation relies on maintaining and updating your LinkedIn Profile.

Update your profile picture – remove the pictures of you and your dog (save those for your private Facebook profile!) and upload one of the professional headshot images that you’ve ordered when you completed Challenge 1. While you are updating your LinkedIn profile, also improve your summary and ask for recommendations from people you have worked with.

In the era of online marketing and networking, maintaining a positive online image and reputation is crucial to your chances of success. Part of maintaining your online reputation is building a solid network of people who will happily recommend you to other businesses and clients. Your LinkedIn profile and recommendations from people you have worked with is the perfect first step toward building a positive online reputation.

Challenge 2: Spend time updating your LinkedIn profile – your picture, your summary, and ask for recommendations!

  1. Tell Your Origin Story

Stories help people learn more about you and understand why you chose the professional lifestyle that you did. We are hardwired for stories. One of the critical elements of establishing and building your personal brand is your story behind how and why you got started in the work that you do.

Challenge 3: Share your compelling origin story with others – through your website, your LinkedIn profile, or other professional networks.

  1. Your Elevator Pitch

Many Fierce Feminine Leaders have powerful elevator pitches that help them tell their story and share their services with potential clients and customers. Elevator pitches are a 30-second pitch that explains who you are, what you do, and how you can help. It helps keep you memorable and magnetic to your clients and customers!

Challenge 4: Create a powerful, memorable elevator pitch! Get creative!

  1. Have a Signature Piece

Presenting yourself in a consistent fashion can help your brand consistency. It can help you position yourself and your brand in a memorable way with your clients, customers, and business associates. Brand consistency is incredibly important for every professional, and developing a signature piece can help!

What do I mean by a “signature piece?”

Think of Steve Jobs with his black turtlenecks or, my personal favorite, Anna Winter with her oversized sunglasses. These signature pieces incorporated into their wardrobe have helped them establish and promote their brands, products, and services time and again.

Challenge 5: Develop your personal signature piece.

Thank you for tuning into the Fierce Feminine Leadership podcast!

Until next time…

Stay Fierce!

 

May 4, 2016

Do you ever catch yourself comparing yourself to other successful people, and feeling frustrated and discouraged that your achievements are coming up short compared to someone else’s? Many – if not most high achieving professional women experience this phenomenon. It’s called “Compare and Despair” and it has reached monumental proportions since the development of the Facebook highlight reel.

Research shows that most high achievers have a competitive streak, whether in sports, business, or in life in general. While having a competitive edge can be a healthy, positive personality trait to have – it is not when it grows to the epic proportions of “Compare and Despair”. This phenomenon can cause you to significantly inhibit your ability to perform at the high levels that everyone around you knows you’re capable of.

In this episode, I talk about the “Compare and Despair” cycle and give you three simple ways to break this career inhibiting habit, move past these negative thoughts, and move forward with your career goals.

3 Ways You Can Stop Comparing Yourself to Others:

  1. Acknowledge the Feeling

Ladies, we are spending too much time comparing our accomplishments to others, gauging our success based on the success and achievements of others. One of the most common reasons why we spend so much time and energy in the “Compare and Despair” cycle is because we fail to recognize the feelings we have while doing it!

Challenge 1: I challenge you: Next time you catch yourself comparing your success to other people’s success, stop and notice the habit, the feeling. Once you recognize the habit, just stop, in that moment, and say: “Wow, I’m making myself feel ill because I’m comparing myself to so and so. INTERESTING!”

Then, move on with your day.

  1. Keep Your Eye on the Prize

It is truly amazing how many people are working without a clear goal, a prize they are striving to earn. If you don’t set a goal and create a plan of action to achieve that goal, then it becomes much easier to waste your time watching and comparing yourself to others.

Challenge 2: Your next challenge is to know your prize, own your ambition to get the prize, and stay focused on that prize. Set goals and plans to achieve your goals!

  1. Have a “Safe” Word

Compare and Despair is a dangerous cycle for high performing, professional women. To help you break the habit, develop a “safe word” that will allow you to break your focus from comparing yourself to others and allow you to being focusing on other important tasks, like your “prize.”

When I notice that I’m slipping into the Compare and Despair cycle, my safe word is focus. I literally stop, take a deep breath, then say “Eleanor….FOCUS!”

Ladies, don’t spend your life trying to live it like someone else. Crush your own! Be the Fierce Feminine Leader you know you can be!

Until next time…

Stay Fierce!

 

May 2, 2016

According to research, over half of today’s workforce is made up of women professionals, but far less have achieved their goals of landing a top position within their company. Statistics show that by mid-career, these powerful women with leadership potential lose their desire to reach the top midway in their careers.

In this episode, I am going to share with you the top three career derailers that are the most common reasons for great, aspiring women to lose their desire and confidence in landing that top spot.

  1. Broaden Your Career Focus

Women tend to specialize in specific roles within their company. Specializing in a particular field can all too often limit your chances for successfully landing a top position or becoming the company’s next CEO. Ladies, if you want to become an influential woman leader, you need to learn and appreciate how your organization works as a whole, and to do that, you need to start making lateral moves into unknown territory.

Until you learn how your company works as an entity, you won’t be able to lead it.

  1. Become a ‘People Person’ – Learn How to Work with People You Don’t Like

Being a “people person” does not mean that everyone has to like you – or that you have to like everyone. It means that you have successfully mastered the art of communicating and working with people whose personalities may conflict with your own. Mastering this skill is an incredibly important attribute to have when you are trying to land a top seat in your company or organization.

After all, you don’t think Sheryl Sandberg likes everyone she ever worked with at Facebook and Google, do you? Of course not, but by learning how to build solid working relationships with people, it enabled her to become a top women leader.

  1. Take Smart Risks

Being a CEO often involves taking smart risks. If you want to be a CEO of your company, you need to learn how to get out of your comfort zone and make the decision to take a smart risk. Ask for tough assignments, even if they are only short-term projects. Raise your hand at the next meeting and allow your voice and opinions to be heard. Volunteer new ideas to your boss and ask for new and different roles in the company. Some new positions may require you to accept a demotion, but that’s okay! It will only help your career in the long-run.

There are too many women in the workforce playing it safe at work. If you want to be CEO, you cannot be one of them. Get the courage to speak up, take risks, and lead your career YOUR way.

Only you have control over the direction of your career. It’s time to get the courage you need to take action and be the Fierce Feminine Leader we all know you can be!

If you’d like to learn more about the top 7 career competencies for women CEOs, feel free to click the link below and enter your email address, so we know where to send the checklist on the critical skill sets women need to obtain the top spot in their company.

Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our channel so you never miss a single episode of the Fierce Feminine Leadership show!

Until next time…

Stay Fierce!

 

 

Apr 29, 2016

Are You A Tall Poppy

Tall Poppy Syndrome, what is it? It is a social phenomenon throughout the industry, often affecting women – but sometimes men, too – in which great people of merit are criticized or resented because of their achievements. Tall Poppies often “play small” because they are worried that they will be criticized for showing up in the world as brilliantly as they really are. The term, “Tall Poppy Syndrome” was coined by New Zealand Researchers, and many women in business unconsciously allow it to affect their business growth. In this episode, I explain three ways that Tall Poppy Syndrome is preventing you from stepping into your power as a female leader.

3 Ways Tall Poppy Syndrome is Preventing You from Being a Powerful Female Leader

  1. Tall Poppy Syndrome makes you self-conscious
  • Research shows that self-consciousness inhibits high performance.
  1. Tall Poppy Syndrome can hold you back from accepting high-profile assignments
  • Own your brilliance!
  1. Tall Poppy Syndrome can prevent you from building a powerful personal brand
  • Tall Poppies often hold back from highlighting their achievements.

Takeaway:

If you are a Tall Poppy, know that you are not alone!

For tips to overcome Tall Poppy Syndrome, download the Checklist Tip Sheet below. http://www.eleanorbeatonpodcast.com/13

 

 

Apr 27, 2016

Getting The Seat On The Board

Women make up about 50 percent of the workforce today, but did you know that only a small percentage of these working moms hold a seat on the Board of an organization? It’s true, and what many women in business may not realize is the significant impact that holding a seat on the board of a non-profit or corporate organization can have – on their own businesses as well as the organizations they support. Today on the Fierce Feminine Podcast, I share three power ninja moves that you can do to help you get a board seat!

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  1. How to Prove Your Medal
  • Quantify Everything
  • List your top 10 career highlights.
  1. Boost Your Financial Knowledge
  • Take time to learn how to read financial statements.
  1. Build Your Network
  • Invest time into building a solid network and make it known that you are interested in a board position.
  • Download the worksheet below. This powerful tool will help you create your career highlights list, as well as help you translate that information into business results.

Women are often more willing to give credit where credit is due, but they struggle to claim credit for their successes. If you want to land a board position, you need to highlight your accomplishments; be proud of what you have achieved, and share them with the members of the board that you want to help!

It’s okay to tell yourself – and others – “I did this, and I’m proud of it!”

 

Apr 25, 2016

The Monster That Is Working Mom Guilt

Welcome back to the Fierce Feminine Podcast! On today’s episode, I will discuss the “dirty little secret” of working mothers: Working Mom Guilt. Working Mom Guilt has a nasty habit of reaching virtually every working mother. I have worked with dozens of working mothers; every single one of them have expressed, at one point or another, that they have experienced Working Mom Guilt at some point in their career. So, today I will share some tips with you on ways you can cope with the monster of Working Mom Guilt.

  1. Know and Understand that You’re in Good Company
  • Remember that you are not alone! There are a lot of successful working moms feeling Working Mom Guilt.
  1. Go for Good Enough
  • Release your intention and need to be a perfect parent.
  • Lower your “mom standards” from being perfect to being “good enough.”
  1. Expect Working Mom Guilt to Go for the Jugular
  • Anticipate and prepare for Working Mom Guilt.
  • Realize you can’t be in two places at once – and that’s okay!
  • Notice the feelings of Working Mom Guilt and tell yourself this: “Oh! I’m experiencing Working Mom Guilt. My ego must be believing a story about what it means to be a perfect mother. How interesting?”
  • Observe your thoughts and feelings about Working Mom Guilt – but don’t invest in them.
  1. Quality, Not Quantity
  • Remember: distraction is the enemy of joy!
  • Take time at the end of your workday to decompress.
  1. Give Yourself Permission to “Let It Go”
  • Give yourself permission to “let go” of Working Mom Guilt.
  • Remember: guilt is not a constructive or useful emotion!

The world needs more examples of how women can be a successful working mother – juggling work life and family life – and doing it their way!

Be the example of a bold woman leader.

Want more tips?

Want more advice on how you can be a Fierce Feminine leader?

Visit my website!

 

Apr 9, 2016

Your network truly is your network…but too many women aren’t networking strategically. In this episode, Eleanor Beaton shares the 3 types of people every women leader needs in her network.

Apr 9, 2016

While women make up half the workforce and are starting businesses faster than ever, too few of us make it to senior leadership roles in big business. In today’s episode Catalyst CEO Deborah Gillis shares insights from her rise to the top.

Apr 9, 2016

Cancer survivor, mother of three, speaker, internationally recognized entrepreneur Kelsey Ramsden shares the incredible story of how she built an 8-figure business in a male dominated industry AND how we faced the biggest fight of her life.

Apr 9, 2016

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

Apr 9, 2016

Internationally-recognized online entrepreneurial expert Ali Brown literally invented the online blueprint for success. Then she listened to her heart and re-focused on supporting high achieving women entrepreneurs. She shares her story with Eleanor in this episode of Fierce Feminine Leadership.

Apr 9, 2016

For women who want to lead in business, building a powerful network isn’t enough. We must learn how to leverage our networks in order to create opportunities, advance our careers and grow our businesses. In this episode Eleanor shares practical tips for monetizing your network.

Apr 9, 2016

Learning how to network with powerful people is critical for women in leadership. In this episode, Eleanor shares a set of simple, powerful tools to help you build a powerful network filled with heavy hitters who will got to bat for you.

Apr 9, 2016

In this episode, powerhouse entrepreneur Sharon Lechter shares her secrets on how she built multiple 8-figure businesses. Sharon Lechter is a CPA, internationally bestselling author and globally recognized entrepreneur. Credited as the genius behind the Rich Dad, Poor Dad brand, Sharon was hand-selected by the Napoleon Hill Foundation to revitalize the iconic personal development brand. Her mission is to help entrepreneurs claim their power through smart planning and financial literacy.

Apr 9, 2016

Women are starting businesses at twice the rate of men. Our incomes are set to hit $80 trillion by 2018. And we control 80% of consumer spending. But when it comes to stepping into our power and taking our seats at the tables where the big decisions get made, there’s lots more work to do. In this episode, women’s leadership expert Eleanor Beaton shares the WHY behind Fierce Feminine Leadership.

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