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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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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.

 

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 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

 

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 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.

 

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 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:

 

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 3, 2017

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

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

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

 

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

Colette’s Top 3 Success Factors:

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

 

Connect with Colette Werden:

 

Download your FREE tip sheet HERE!

 

 

Love the show? Let us know!             

             

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

             

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

             

              

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

             

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

             

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

             

             

Register for Your Million Dollar Message Women’s Leadership Retreat    

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

    

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

    

    

    

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors             

            

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

        

 

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.

 

Love the show? Let us know!             

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

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

            

             

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

            

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

            

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

            

            

Register for Your Million Dollar Message Women’s Leadership Retreat   

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

   

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

   

 

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors            

           

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

       

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

 

 

Apr 28, 2017

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

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

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

 

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

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

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

Download the tip sheet HERE.

 

Love the show? Let us know!                      

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

           

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

                    

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

           

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

           

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

           

Register for Your Million Dollar Message Women’s Leadership Retreat  

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

  

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

  

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors           

          

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

      

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

 

Apr 26, 2017

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

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

 

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

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

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

 

Connect with J.J. DiGeronimo:

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

 

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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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Apr 24, 2017

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

Does that sound like you?

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

 

Diminishing ourselves can become an unfortunate habit that reinforces itself.

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

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

 

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors         

        

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

    

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Apr 21, 2017

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

Ulrike’s Advice to Fierce Feminine Leaders:

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

 

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

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

 

Connect with Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia:

 

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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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Apr 19, 2017

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

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

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

3 “Darling Killing” Questions You Should Be Asking:

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

Click here for the free How to Kill Your Darlings worksheet

 

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Apr 17, 2017

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

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

 

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

What It Takes to Bring a Great Idea to Life:

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

 

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Apr 12, 2017

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

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

 

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

6 Steps to Cultivate Your Authority

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

 

 

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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.   

 

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Apr 10, 2017

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

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

                                                                                               

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

Maegan’s Tips for Enhancing Your Style:

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

 

Connect with Maegan Watson:

 

 

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A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors    

   

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

 

 

Apr 7, 2017

Whether you’ve been in business for several years or are just getting started, scaling your business can be scary and complicated – but also incredibly rewarding. My guest today, Sue Bennett, is the Principle and CEO of Bennett Design Associates, Inc. – a company she founded 20 years ago, and has grown from the ground up. She is also the owner of the Air Force Mavericks All-Star Cheerleading Club, a company she founded from her passion and love for gymnastics and cheer.

Sue’s company, Bennett Design, started with a vision to build a better design firm; one that focused on delivering “detail-driven design.” Today, it is one of the largest interior design firms in Toronto with over 40 people on staff. Her company has developed proprietary software for workplace strategy and project management to provide her clients with the absolute best service available.

On today’s episode, she shares her story of how she got started in business and her journey to success, her secrets of scaling – not one, but two – highly successful businesses, and what she identified as the turning point in her career that helped her on her journey to success.

 

“Every time you grow, you need to make sure you are considering the people working, what’s working for them, and what’s not.” – Sue Bennett

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • Being curious and how following your curiosity can be a huge success factor for your business.
  • The critical nature of having self-belief an its role in achieving success.
  • Evolving your business to keep pace with the modern workforce.
  • Strategies to improve your workplace and work environment.

 

How to Scale Successfully & Thoughtfully:

  • Create a business plan and write it down.
  • Don’t scale just for the sake of scaling. Have intentional growth.
  • Hire slow, fire fast.

 

Connect with Sue Bennett:

 

Click here to receive the free Establishing a Clear Set of Ideals worksheet

 

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

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

  

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors 

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

 

Apr 5, 2017

Being laid off is hard for everyone. My guest today is Kelly Meerbott. In 2009, Kelly was laid off from her high-paid, high-flying job as a Senior Executive of a Fortune 500 company, along with many of her co-workers. Today, Kelly is the founder of the company YOU: Loud and Clear, a highly sought-after coaching business where she helps executives and corporate leaders elevate their businesses, teams, and results to a higher level of consciousness, unlocking tangible results as well as the personal and spiritual benefits.

On today’s episode, Kelly shares how she navigated the turning point of being laid off to growing a highly successful business as a leadership coach and speaker. She shares how she got started in her business, the power of resilience, and the importance of having patience in all areas of your business or organization.

 

“Embrace the pain. Try to endure it because the more you resist it, the more it’s going to come back in full force.” – Kelly Meerbott

 

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

  • How your physical body can sometimes indicate that you need to pivot your career – even before your heart and head.
  • Your social self and what can happen when it is at odds with who you really are.
  • Honing emotional intelligence and creating a culture of ownership.
  • Raising the level of consciousness inside your business to drive results.
  • Being a good corporate citizen and being socially responsible within and outside of your business or organization.
  • How to build a diverse culture within your organization.
  • Being resilient and unafraid of failure.
  • How painful moments and experiences in your career are important for making changes.

 

Connect with Kelly Meerbott:

 

 

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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.   

 

 

 

 

Mar 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

 

3 Critical Strategies for Women to Get on Boards:

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

 

 

Connect with Deborah Rosati:

 

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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   

  

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Mar 29, 2017

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:

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

 

3 Tips to Invigorate Your Women’s Initiative Events:

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

 

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Mar 13, 2017

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

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

 

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

 

Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast: 

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

 

Tara’s Advice to Fierce Women Entrepreneurs: 

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

 

Connect with Tara Gentile: 

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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! 

 

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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

 

 

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

 

 

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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…

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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.

 

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.

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