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If you are ready to claim your power and change the world, then join women empowerment expert Eleanor Beaton for Fierce Feminine Leadership. Each week, Eleanor shares inspiring interviews with powerful women in business, along with practical tools and tricks you can use today to step into your power, smash your glass ceiling and take your seat at the tables where the big deals and decisions are made.
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Jul 5, 2017

Cindy Whitehead is a powerhouse serial entrepreneur, speaker, and a highly-regarded women’s health advocate. She has been called a “tireless force of nature” by Fortune and over the last 10 years, she has successfully sold two businesses for over $1.5 billion U.S. dollars. Her success story has been featured in The New York Times, The Associated Press, Financial Times, Vanity Fair, and Bloomberg.

In 2016, she founded The Pink Ceiling, a venture capital and consulting enterprise for women. Today, Cindy joins me to share her insight on why it’s so important for women to get advice and listen to candid mentors that not only encourage us, but will also share things we may not want to hear.

 

“You always have to be unapologetic in your mission.” – Cindy Whitehead

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • What drove her to start her first business
  • Finding the right investors to scale your business
  • What inspired her to transition her focus on male sexual health to female sexual health
  • Society’s “value judgement” on sexual health for women
  • The moment of validation that pushed her to dispute the FDA
  • The biggest lesson she has learned in building and scaling two successful businesses
  • The Pinkubator’s mission
  • Common success factors and capacity gaps among female entrepreneurs
  • The importance of giving and receiving direct feedback
  • The celebration of entrepreneurship and the issue with the absence of candor
  • How she ensures she receives candid feedback
  • Cultivating your own “unusual creativity” to fuel innovation

 

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Connect with Cindy Whitehead:

 

 

Love the show? Let us know!                          

                          

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

                          

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

                          

                           

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

                          

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

                          

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

                          

                          

                 

                 

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors                          

                         

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

                     

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

 

 

 

Jul 3, 2017

Rosetta Thurman is the founder of Happy Black Woman, a 500,000-woman strong tribe where she teaches women – particularly black women – how to step into their power, feel empowered, and live their best lives through personal development and entrepreneurship. In as little as 7 years, she quit her job as the executive director of a non-profit organization, start a successful blog, build her massive tribe, and create a 7-figure business.

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Today, Rosetta takes us behind the scenes on how she built her massive tribe. She explains how she learned how to protect her time and exert her boundaries while consistently staying in pursuit of her goals, dreams, and aspirations. She shares why she feels staying true to herself and her authenticity as a black woman has helped her connect and inspire so many women around the world, leading them on their successful journey to creating and building the life they deserve.

 

“Nobody has a right to disrupt your energy. It’s a choice you make.” – Rosetta Thurman

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • How she built her tribe by staying authentic and true to herself
  • The commitment she made to allow herself quiet time to reflect
  • The balancing act between serving the world without neglecting yourself
  • Her journey of releasing her limiting beliefs
  • How being motivated by her own desires instead of other people’s fears have helped her open new doors of opportunity
  • How she uses her Manifestation Journal as an affirmation technique to achieving her goals
  • The most common limiting belief shared among women
  • How releasing limiting beliefs and stepping into your power can impact your mindset and help you achieve your goals

 

Connect with Rosetta Thurman:

 

 

 

Love the show? Let us know!                         

                         

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

                         

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

                         

                          

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

                         

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

                         

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

                         

                         

                

                

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors                         

                        

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

                    

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

 

 

Jun 30, 2017

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

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

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

 

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

4 Qualities of the Top 4% of Women Leaders:

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

 

My Challenge to You:

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

 

 

Love the show? Let us know!   

   

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

   

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

   

    

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

   

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

   

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

   

   

   

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors   

  

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jun 28, 2017

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

Jun 26, 2017

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

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

 

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

 

Here’s a Breakdown of Today’s Show:

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

 

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

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

 

My Challenge To You:

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

Love the show? Let us know!  

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Visit EleanorBeaton.com/Discover  

 

Jun 19, 2017

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

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

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

 

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

Ekaterina’s Powerful Success Tips:

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

 

Connect with Ekaterina Walter:

 

 

Love the show? Let us know!                        

                        

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

                        

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

                        

                         

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

                        

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

                        

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

                        

                        

               

               

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors                        

                       

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

                   

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

Jun 14, 2017

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

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

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

 

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

3 Critical Factors of Scaling a Business:

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

 

Connect with Mandy Rennehan:

 

 

Love the show? Let us know!                        

                        

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

                        

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

                        

                         

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

                        

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

                        

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

                        

                        

               

               

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors                        

                       

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

                   

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

 

 

Jun 12, 2017

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

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

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

 

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

Connect with Margie Warrell:

 

 

Love the show? Let us know!                       

                       

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

                       

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

                       

                        

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

                       

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

                       

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

                       

                       

              

              

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors                       

                      

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

                  

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

 

 

Jun 9, 2017

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

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

 

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

5 Powerful Strategies to Cope with Perfection Addiction:

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

 

 

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A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors                    

                   

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

               

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

 

 

Jun 7, 2017

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

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

 

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

Connect with Jodi Bondi Norgaard:

 

 

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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.                       

                      

                      

             

             

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors                      

                     

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

                 

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

 

 

Jun 5, 2017

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

Sally’s Advice to Fierce Feminine Leaders:

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

 

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

 

 

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

                     

                      

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

                     

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

                     

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

                     

 

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors                     

                    

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

                

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

 

 

Jun 2, 2017

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

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

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

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

 

5 Signs You Are A Mansplainer

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

  

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May 31, 2017

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

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

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

 

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

 

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

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

 

Connect with Yasmina Azhari:

 

 

 

 

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

                    

                     

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

                    

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

                    

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

                    

                    

           

           

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors                    

                   

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

               

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

 

May 29, 2017

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

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

 

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

Kristy’s Words of Wisdom:

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

Connect with Kristy Wallace:

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

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

                             

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

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

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

                    

 

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors                   

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

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

 

 

May 24, 2017

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

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

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

3 Critical Pieces of Information from Frustration:

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

 

 

Love the show? Let us know!                   

                   

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

                   

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

                   

                    

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

                   

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

                   

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

 

          

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors                  

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

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

 

May 22, 2017

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

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

 

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

Connect with Jas Boothe:

 

Love the show? Let us know!                                    

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

                   

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

                                

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

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

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

                                 

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors                  

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

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

 

May 19, 2017

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

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

 

My Top 10 Tech Tools to Get Things Done:

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

 

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Additional Resources Mentioned:

 

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May 17, 2017

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

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

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

 

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

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

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

 

Joy’s Strategy for Creating Success:

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

 

Connect with Joy Chudacoff:

 

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

 

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May 15, 2017

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

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

 

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

Tara’s Words of Wisdom:

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

 

Connect with Tara Marino:

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

 

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

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May 12, 2017

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

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

 

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

My Personal Team:

 

My Professional Team:

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

 

My Challenge to You:

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

 

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

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May 10, 2017

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

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

 

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

Jenny’s 4-Step Pivot Framework:

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

 

Pivoting Questions to Ask Yourself:

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

 

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

 

Connect with Jenny Blake:

 

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A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors               

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

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

 

 

 

May 8, 2017

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

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

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

My Challenge to You:

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

 

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

                     

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors               

              

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

          

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

 

May 5, 2017

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

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

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

 

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

Amanda Coolong’s Advice to Women in STEM:

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

 

Amanda’s Top 3 Success Tips:

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

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

Connect with Amanda Coolong:

 

Download the tip sheet HERE.

  

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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!               

              

 

May 3, 2017

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

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

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

 

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

Colette’s Top 3 Success Factors:

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

 

Connect with Colette Werden:

 

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May 1, 2017

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

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

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

 

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

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

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

            

             

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

            

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

            

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

            

            

Register for Your Million Dollar Message Women’s Leadership Retreat   

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

   

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

   

 

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors            

           

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

       

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

 

 

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