Authentic Networking with Juliet Peay

Today’s guest, Juliet Peay, who recorded our interview on her 28th birthday, is one of those people who have really good instincts and trusts herself enough to follow them.  She decided a few months ago that corporate life was not for her and took a leap into entrepreneurship.  She had no connections, no referrals sources, and no portfolio and instead of venturing into journalism where she at least had a degree, she followed her intuition to copywriting for online coaches,...

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Aging Out or Aging In

entrepreneurship Oct 13, 2021

For women over 50, working in corporate culture, I don't have to tell you that the struggle is real.  If you've been on the receiving end of the "we're going in a different direction" conversation or are trying to get someone else to hire you after said conversation, you are well aware that age discrimination is real. I had never been laid off or harassed in my entire working life until I was in my 50s. At first, I didn't make the connection between these events and my age,...

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Client Success Story: Meet Danielle

 

I don’t often get to work with clients at the very beginning of their entrepreneurial journey, and it is very exciting when I do.  When I heard from Danielle Meitiv she was just a few months into her business and even though she is a woman in her 50’s she built an audience of over 150k people in just a few months in a place you wouldn’t expect to find her, TikTok.  

Over the 3 months that we worked together,  Danielle and I clarified her...

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Planning for Success with Mridu Parikh

 

Far too many female entrepreneurs fail to reach their goals because they don’t plan for success.  They think that passion, energy, and creativity are enough and may reject the idea of planning as unnecessary, irrelevant, or just too painful.  I used to be one of them and gave myself every possible excuse for why I couldn’t plan when I was actually afraid I wouldn’t follow through. 

Today’s guest, Mridu Parikh, a former professional organizer...

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A Financial Literacy Wake Up Call

Have you ever heard of the website YNAB? The acronym stands for You Need a Budget. When I first heard of it, I was torn between two thoughts- "what a quick, clever and memorable name!" and "a budget, who, me?" Needless to say, I'd much rather keep on thinking Thought #1, but only paying attention to what is interesting to me, at least for the moment, has left me falling short in some really critical areas, including, you guessed it - money. Budgeting, financial planning, saving, investing,...

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Client Success Story: Meet Kris

 

This week’s Client Success Story episode features Kris Zarnoch who is a podcast editor and producer, wife, and mom of a special needs son. Kris hired me to help her with productivity challenges related to being a creative freelancer, who was working from home, during the pandemic.  She struggled with setting boundaries and establishing the value of her work.

 

During our work together, Kris learned how to say no & leverage her time by:

  • Hitting the pause button...
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Entrepreneurial Inertia

One of the concepts I teach my coaching clients is entrepreneurial inertia. I use this term to explain two of the most common tendencies that entrepreneurs have that make us a mystery ( or completely annoying) to others. I made up the expression, but the inertia part is actually a physics phenomenon you are probably aware of. Inertia is a force that has two opposites. If I was a middle school science teacher, I would explain it like this: a body at rest remains at rest until an outside force...

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Crowdsourcing Your Self Esteem

Even though I am fascinated by the internet and its impact on culture, I am deeply grateful that I grew up before this digital age. It was hard enough navigating adolescent angst, sexual exploration and trying to figure out who the hell you were and what you wanted, all before senior ditch day for my generation. It seems infinitely more complicated today. As I observe the pressures experienced by Gen Y youth through the eyes of my nieces and younger clients, it's not the least bit surprising...

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Driven by Purpose with Kyra Mitchell-Lewis

 

My special guest today is Kyra Mitchell Lewis, who started Glow Up, Gyrl, an online membership community for women who are looking for balance and purpose in their lives, and Glow Getter University, with tracks for personal evolution and entrepreneurship.  There’s a link to a free account if you scroll down in the show notes. 

If you have been listening to The Driven Woman Podcast for a while, you have heard me say that any woman can be an entrepreneur if she really...

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Married to Your Business

Even though your spouse or partner may have recognized your entrepreneurial traits when you met or you were already up to your eyelashes in your first (or fifth venture)  they might not ever truly understand or accept it. We truly are a different breed. If you happen to be smart, self-aware or just plain lucky enough to find someone who finds your intensity, passion, risk taking, distractibility, creativity, perfectionism and chronic tardiness endearing, you are beyond...

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