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  • How Women Can Overcome Unspeakable Odds

    How Women Can Overcome Unspeakable Odds

    23/09/2020 Duración: 24min

    Victoria is the Vice President of IBM’s North American Talent & Transformation practice; she is a senior executive with over two decades of progressive experience in strategy, operations, growth initiatives, and business and talent development. She is a visionary leader with a passion for innovation, creativity and Diversity & Inclusion. In fact, Victoria has won both the 2020 Mentor of the Year award from Women in Communications & Technology AND the 2019 HSBC Diversity & Inclusion in Innovation Award. Victoria serves as a board member for several organizations; she is also a published author, in-demand public speaker and appears regularly on national TV. An inspiring professional with impeccable credentials, Victoria is a trusted voice among peers and emerging executives. BEFORE YOU GO ANY FURTHER: The #1 cause of bad sleep Show Notes   “It's never the differences between people that surprise us. It's the things that, against all odds, we have in common.” ― Jodi Picoult   Not many of us were born with

  • Building and Scaling a Remote Business

    Building and Scaling a Remote Business

    16/09/2020 Duración: 27min

    Liam is a serial entrepreneur who runs Time Doctor and — one of the most popular time tracking and productivity software platforms in use by top brands today. He is also a co-organizer of the world's largest remote work conference — Running Remote. Liam is an avid proponent of remote work and has been published in Forbes, Inc, Mashable, TechCrunch, Fast Company, Wired, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Venturebeat and many other publications. BEFORE YOU GO ANY FURTHER: The #1 cause of bad sleep   Show Notes “Trust is knowing that when a team member pushes you, they are doing it because they care about the team” — Patrick Lencioni   Building and scaling any business takes a lot of hard work. This is multiplied many times over when it is a remote business.   This week, The Entrepreneurial You podcast invites  Liam Martin to talk about how to  scale successfully.   Here is a snippet of what  Liam shared:   “Remote work will be the way that people work in the future. Most people

  • How to Use Pinterest to Grow Your Email List with Ideal Customers

    How to Use Pinterest to Grow Your Email List with Ideal Customers

    09/09/2020 Duración: 29min

    Jana is a marketing expert and Pinterest specialist for online coaches, course creators, and service providers. She helps her clients and students systemize list growth so they can automate a steady stream of targeted leads for their courses and programs – and set themselves up for long-term business success.   Show Notes   "To excel at the highest level - or any level, really - you need to believe in yourself, and hands down, one of the biggest contributors to my self-confidence has been private coaching." - Stephen Curry   We perhaps know quite a bit about Google, Yahoo, Bing and other search engines but how much do we know about this micro-search platform, Pinterest? Apparently, there is much that we are missing out on when we decide whether consciously or unconsciously, not to include it in our marketing efforts.   This week, The Entrepreneurial You podcast invites Gana Osofsky to share on how to use Pinterest to grow your email list with ideal customers - with ease!   Here is a snippet of what 

  • The Strategy Compass: A Framework to Propel Your Business into a Huge Growth Trajectory

    The Strategy Compass: A Framework to Propel Your Business into a Huge Growth Trajectory

    02/09/2020 Duración: 31min

    Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, author, business growth mentor and host of The Business Mastermind Podcast.He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs to Double their Business in a year. His new book “Survive and Thrive: How to Secure, Scale and Succeed in Business” is a collection of practical tools and techniques that he has been successfully implementing with businesses over the last decade.  Gavin has worked with a wide range of businesses and multinational corporations like Ford, Carphone Warehouse, the Royal Bank of Scotland the United Nations and even the Metropolitan Police!   Show Notes   “The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” Michael Porter   We all need direction - a compass of sorts to guide us in our daily lives. This becomes even more necessary when we have a business to run.   This week, The Entrepreneurial You podcast invites Gavin Preston to share on a framework to propel your business into a  huge growth Trajectory.   Here is a snippet of

  • Using Science to Hire the Right Team Members

    Using Science to Hire the Right Team Members

    26/08/2020 Duración: 27min

    Amy Lafko founded Cairn Consulting Solutions with the knowledge that you need to grow your people to grow your business. Amy focuses her work on the employee experience that is derived from skilled leaders and aligned teams. Anchoring her work in the People 1st Paradigm, Amy facilitates workshops, team dynamics sessions and provides consulting to assist organizational growth. From hiring to engagement, she assists clients in decreasing turnover, increasing productivity and customer satisfaction. As a national speaker, consultant and facilitator, Amy leverages over 20 years of professional leadership experience in several sectors of healthcare. She is certified in DISC, Driving Forces and Emotional Intelligence as well as the 7 Stages of Growth.   Show Notes   "Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science." - Ralph Waldo Emerson   When we think about science perhaps the idea of something quite challenging and lab-like comes to mind. But what about the idea of using science to make good business de

  • How to Stop Wasting Time on Social Media and Start Earning Money From It

    How to Stop Wasting Time on Social Media and Start Earning Money From It

    19/08/2020 Duración: 31min

    Paul O’Mahony is a world-renowned entrepreneur, international public speaker, four-time best-selling author, and expert business trainer. Over the past ten years, Paul and his team at Re-Think Academy have helped over 10,000 individuals, start-up entrepreneurs, influencers and business owners build, grow and scale their businesses to 7 figures and beyond through cutting edge digital marketing and affiliate marketing techniques. Paul is also a columnist in the Sunday Independent and Examiner newspapers and is a Guinness World Record-holder for public speaking! Paul and his team of expert coaches are on a mission to empower ordinary people to lead extraordinary lives and gain financial certainty in an uncertain world.   Show Notes   “The more passionate and argumentative I get the more followers and friends I make online.” ― Tasha Turner   The internet is available to all who want to leverage its many opportunities. But how many people, instead of using it to make money, are simply scrolling and switching

  • Building a Successful Speaking and Coaching Business

    Building a Successful Speaking and Coaching Business

    12/08/2020 Duración: 26min

      Cheryl is an international empowerment speaker, 11x best-selling author, leadership expert, and master speaker development coach for women. She equips women with the tools to unleash the power of their voice and share the transformational impact of their story. Dr. Wood has trained countless women leaders & influencers across the U.S. and abroad in South Africa, India, France, United Kingdom, Canada and the Bahamas. She empowers women to get out of their comfort zone, take calculated risks, and create a living legacy using their voice.   Dr. Wood has been featured on ABC, Radio One, Forbes Magazine, Huffington Post, ESSENCE, Black Enterprise, Good Morning Washington, Fox 5 News, Fox 45 News, The Washington Informer, The Baltimore Times, Afro-American Newspaper and numerous other media outlets. She has delivered keynote presentations for a host of large and small organizations including NASA, FBI, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Agriculture, The United Nations, Verizon, National Associatio

  • The Value of User Testing and Consumer Research to Improve Products and Website Conversion

    The Value of User Testing and Consumer Research to Improve Products and Website Conversion

    05/08/2020 Duración: 22min

      Jordan is the founder and creative director of A Good Day, a bespoke experience studio specializing in custom stationery, events, branding and user experience. Getting his start in advertising, he's spent the last 13 years building a foundation in digital & consumer strategy with a focus on enhancing user experiences across the physical & digital worlds. He launched A Good Day in 2014 to marry his passions for paper & user experience, working on a wide range of projects from small business branding & custom wedding invitations to website redesigns & digital transformations for large multinational brands.   Show Notes   "Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose. " -Zora Neale Hurston   Testing and measuring are absolutely essential to the growth of any business. In order to test and measure, consumer research is important. In this episode of The Entrepreneurial  You Podcast, Jordan  Kentris shared his knowledge on the value of user testing and consumer research to impro

  • Setting Up a Shopify Store for Success

    Setting Up a Shopify Store for Success

    29/07/2020 Duración: 24min

    Elle McCann, owner and designer of Curious Themes web development studio, creates online classes that cover how to launch and grow Shopify stores quickly. She has been listed as a Shopify Expert for over seven years and in that time has created over 150+ Shopify stores.Elle is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs grow their online business without the overwhelm. She posts weekly videos on her YouTube channel that currently has over 27,000 subscribers and is growing fast. Elle lives in Nashville, TN.   Show Notes “Tough times never last, but tough people do.” ― Robert H. Schuller Shopify is indisputable one of the most popular  eCommerce hosting platforms. Since this option was created predominantly for product-based merchants around 10 years ago, it has only grown in popularity with vendors. This episode of The Entrepreneurial You podcast looks at how to set up a Shopify store for success.   Here is a snippet of what Elle shared:   “They (Shopify) do have a lot of different sales channels. The most popu

  • Myths  Misconceptions of Personal Branding In The Digital Era

    Myths & Misconceptions of Personal Branding In The Digital Era

    22/07/2020 Duración: 25min

    Edwin is the author of three books and has lectured to thousands of business professionals around the globe on the subjects of branding, social media, and digital marketing. In addition, Edwin has spent the last 35 years specializing in working with small businesses to increase their profits across the US and the globe. Edwin combines a unique ability to blend humor and pragmatic know-how into his presentations.    Show Notes “If your customer base is aging with you, then eventually you are going to become obsolete or irrelevant. You need to be constantly figuring out who are your new customers and what are you doing to stay forever young. ” ― Jeff Bezos   We are in an era where seemingly everyone is a branding expert and we have the digital age to thank for that. But, we must proceed with caution as we aim to get branding right.  This episode of The Entrepreneurial You podcast with Edwin Dearborn will explore some of the myths and misconceptions of branding in the digital age.   Here is a snippet of w

  • Entrepreneurial “Water Muscle”, and Reflections and Takeaways From Quarantine

    Entrepreneurial “Water Muscle”, and Reflections and Takeaways From Quarantine

    15/07/2020 Duración: 22min

      Julie is a Harvard law graduate and relationship wellness expert focusing on loneliness, millennial isolation, and how we can foster strong long-distance connections with our networks. She is also the founder and CEO of Small Packages, a curated care package company that sends love when you cannot be there in person.  Julie's work and opinions have been featured in numerous international publications, including The Everygirl and Elite Daily. Julie was also awarded a Visionary Women Grant by Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran.   Show Notes   “We felt so lonely in the crowd. And now we feel so connected in isolation.”  ― Hrishikesh Agnihotri   What lessons have you learnt from the quarantine? What is your biggest takeaway? All this and more are the issues we focused on for this episode of The Entrepreneurial You Podcast.   Here is a snippet of what Julie shared:   “The thing that I always keep going back to is when you're an entrepreneur, you're sort of inventing everything for the first time. We like

  • Leveraging Reviews to Grow Your Business

    Leveraging Reviews to Grow Your Business

    08/07/2020 Duración: 22min

    George is the Founder of 5 companies, 3 exits, still running two. He is the founder of, software and design agency, and online reputation management software, Wavereview.   Show Notes   "Nothing ruins your day more than getting a bad review." Taylor Swift   It is no secret that reviews can either make or break your business. This is backed by statistics. In a recent survey, 83% of consumers say they either completely or somewhat trust recommendations from family, colleagues, and friends about products and services – making these recommendations the highest ranked source for trustworthiness. [Nielsen]. This week’s episode of The Entrepreneurial You Podcast focuses on this notion.   Here is a snippet of what  George shared:   “The statistics that I've seen is that 70% of the people that read reviews trust them as much as a recommendation from a friend. If you're looking at a business and it has no reviews that means you're probably going to be 70% more likely to choose the business t

  • Tips on Starting a Successful Training Business

    Tips on Starting a Successful Training Business

    01/07/2020 Duración: 22min

    Jennifer, a virtual classroom and blended learning pioneer, is Founder and President of InSync Training. Her entirely virtual consulting firm specializes in the design and delivery of engaging, innovative, and effective modern blended learning. Under Jennifer’s expert leadership, Inc. 500|5000 named InSync training the 10th Fastest Growing Education Company in the U.S. in 2013, the 20th Fastest Growing Education Company in 2014, and to their Inc. 5000 list for four consecutive years. Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network, Forbes Most Powerful Women Issue, The NativeAdVantage, and Goldman Sachs 10000 Small Businesses have all recognized her entrepreneurial drive.   Show Notes Where my reason, imagination or interest were not engaged, I would not or could not learn. — Sir Winston Churchill With over 20 years in the online training business, Jennifer has been ahead of the game and has garnered so much experience which makes her a leader in this area. This episode of The Entrepreneurial You Podcast couldn’t be mo

  • The Sweet Treat of Running a Chocolate Business

    The Sweet Treat of Running a Chocolate Business

    24/06/2020 Duración: 24min

    In 2006, Shawn Askinosie left a successful career as a criminal defense lawyer to start a bean to bar chocolate factory and never looked back. His company, Askinosie Chocolate, was recently named by Forbes “One of the 25 Best Small Companies in America.” So far the company has provided over a million school lunches to malnourished children in Tanzania and the Philippines, without any donations. Founded at the forefront of the American craft chocolate revolution and regarded by many as a vanguard in the industry. Shawn was named by O, The Oprah Magazine “One of 15 Guys Who Are Saving the World.” Shawn’s book, co-written with his daughter Lawren, published by Penguin Random House titled “Meaningful Work: The Quest To Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul” is an Amazon #1 bestseller.   Show Notes "Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science." - Ralph Waldo Emerson   Have you ever thought about running a chocolate business and what that would mean for you? This episode of The  Entr

  • Leveraging LinkedIn for High-Value Leads

    Leveraging LinkedIn for High-Value Leads

    17/06/2020 Duración: 24min

    Matthew Clark is the founder of The Virtual Edge and co creator of The Rainmaker System - an online marketing system that helps entrepreneurs get 2-5 high value leads per day from Linkedin without paying for ads.  With their flagship programme Matthew and his business partner Wesley Longueira have helped over a thousand businesses in 17 countries grow exponentially. They are now on a mission to reach 10k businesses worldwide and build a vibrant community of Rainmakers! The success of The Rainmaker System has led to Matthew becoming a sought after international speaker and has shared the stage with big names like Dr. Phill, JT Foxx, Michael Douglas and many more. Matthew is also the author of The Proven Path, The Automation Playbook and The Automated Income systems and has been featured in Wake up- How to live a Healthy Vibrant Lifestyle.    Show Notes "LinkedIn is increasingly becoming a very strong place for companies to develop their talent plans, their recruitment plans, and so there are ways in which

  • Making IT Work During a Pandemic

    Making IT Work During a Pandemic

    10/06/2020 Duración: 31min

    Chris is the CEO for the leading information technology support organization tTech Limited – Jamaica’s only pure play IT Outsourcing & Managed Services provider. Chris has thirty 33 years of experience in delivery and implementation of  Information Technology solutions and is a regular speaker on Technology in the IT industry in Jamaica. For fun, Chris writes a wine column in the Jamaica Observer and hosts wine related events in Jamaica and the USA.   Show Notes   "The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency." — Bill Gates   Never mind the dog barking in the background, we are in the midst of a pandemic so we make do the best way we can, so please forgive us.   It is hard to imagine our lives without technology but technology in a pandemic? what’s its role? That is the focus of this episode of The Entrepreneurial You p

  • How to Pivot and Survive During Social Distancing

    How to Pivot and Survive During Social Distancing

    03/06/2020 Duración: 22min

      Vanessa is Lead Investigator at Science of People. She is the bestselling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People. Her book has been translated into 15 different languages and more than 20 million people watch her on YouTube. Vanessa's shares tangible skills to improve interpersonal communication and leadership, including her insights on how people work. She's developed a science-based framework for understanding different personalities to improve our EQ and help us communicate with colleagues, clients and customers. She works with entrepreneurs, growing businesses, and trillion dollar companies; and has been featured on CNN, BBC, CBS, Fast Company, Inc., Entrepreneur Magazine, USA Today, the Today Show and many more.   Show Notes   "Sometimes you can't see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others." -- Ellen DeGeneres   As entrepreneurs, pivoting is not a new concept to us. It is what we do all the time when our ducks don’t seem to align. BUT, who could ha

  • Building a Promotional System that Guarantees More Revenue and Impact

    Building a Promotional System that Guarantees More Revenue and Impact

    27/05/2020 Duración: 30min

    Stephen Somers is the co-founder of Marketplace SuperHeroes, an online education and services company that helps people all over the world learn how to sell their own products globally on Amazon from scratch. Together with his business partner, Robert, Stephen has sold over $12m in products on Amazon and has now helped over 5,200 people learn how to start their own Amazon business.   Show Notes   “Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler.” - Albert Einstein   Everything rises and falls on systems when you run a business. This episode of The Entrepreneurial  You explores putting a promotionational system in place to guarantee success. Stephen Somers shares his expertise, giving insight from his experience.   Here is a snippet of what Stephen shared:   “In summary, you must have a balance of value in your business where you're providing video content or other content to your subscribers and customers. At the same time, you have to balance that with generating money because you ca

  • How to Break Free from Self-Limiting Beliefs and Rewrite Your Story

    How to Break Free from Self-Limiting Beliefs and Rewrite Your Story

    20/05/2020 Duración: 32min

      Dr. Hardy is an organizational psychologist and bestselling author of Willpower Doesn't Work. From 2015-2018, he was the #1 writer in the world on During that time, he grew his email list from 0 to 400,000 without paid advertising. Ben and his wife Lauren adopted three children from the foster system in February 2018 and one month later, Lauren got pregnant with twins who were born in December of 2018. They live in Orlando. Ben's blogs are read by millions monthly.   Show Notes   “Your personality is not set in stone, you can always develop yourself to be a better version of yourself.” Asad Meah   Personality tests --we’ve all done them. But are they really as accurate as the developers  make them out to be? This podcast episode with Dr Benjamin Hardy debunks all the myths about these tests.    Here is a snippet of what Dr Hardy shared:   “Every time you view the past, you view it from the perspective of your current self. And so your future self is going to actually view your past di

  • Being Social Media Savvy as an Entrepreneur, with Andréa Jones

    Being Social Media Savvy as an Entrepreneur, with Andréa Jones

    13/05/2020 Duración: 26min

    Andrea is fiercely committed to helping businesses and podcasters build profitable communities online through simple social media solutions. She’s been featured in places like Hubspot, Aweber, and WordPress. She was also named one of Social Report’s "top marketers to follow" in 2019. As the host of the Savvy Social Podcast and the creator of, Andrea is dedicated to simplifying social media through easy-to-follow courses, professional guidance, and community support. Outside of teaching and training, she spends most of her time serving her full-service clients and practising what she preaches by implementing organic social media strategies for businesses, and brands that want to grow an engaged audience online. Show Notes "It's a dialogue, not a monologue, and some people don't understand that. Social media is more like a telephone than a television.” - Amy Jo Martin Ever wondered how you can become a master at social media, posting content that your audience values? This episode of Th

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