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Writing Your Own Rules in Online Business with Deanna Seymour

The celebrity coaches and online marketing gurus have made multi-million dollars selling their courses and coaching programs, and they have pages and pages of testimonials gushing over them, so it had to be “The Way” only it wasn’t. 

So, is poor Deanna doing something wrong or did she simply get caught up in the “results not typical” marketing hype that has made celebrity coaches fabulously wealthy while leaving most of their students blaming themselves for not being one of the success stories they bring on stage at their high ticket sales events?

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Eliminate Clutter to Make Room for What Matters with Kathi Burns

Once I learned that Kathi had been a travel writer who literally lived out of a suitcase and that she has also lived on a boat, I knew she was a bona fide expert in doing more with less.  This conversation was both informative and fun, because I know quite a bit about productivity, but learned so much from Kathi about the benefits of tackling our problems with paper.  

Addressing our paper piles is an easy way to create more order in our environment and eliminating them frees up both space and energy, reduces distractions, and increases clarity. We all have better things to do than spend an average of 3 hours a week searching for things, which is one of the eye-opening facts Kathi shared in this lively conversation. 

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Breaking the Box for Married Female Entrepreneurs with Naketa Thigpen

My guest today, Naketa Thigpen, and I have so much in common that this interview is actually our third or fourth conversation since we were introduced. We both have a background as licensed clinical social workers, we both have a childhood trauma history and we share very similar views about women and ambition, the patriarchy, and being a bit too out of the box to ever fit in.   

The number of female entrepreneurs continues to rise, but there really aren’t too many people talking about women and ambition, giving ourselves permission to want, do and have more or the impact of entrepreneurship on marriage. 

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The Client Journey in 6 Steps with Abby Herman

Today’s guest, Abby Herman was an elementary school teacher who took her talent for writing and teaching and launched a business as a content strategist over a decade ago.  She helps online entrepreneurs to create awareness, educate and inform, demonstrate their expertise, convert consumers to customers, and long-lasting relationships.

She has a way of thinking about content creation that takes the guessing and stressing right out, making it more simple and sustainable than you ever dreamed of. 

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The NFA (No-F*cking-Around) Money Mindset with Dr. Amanda Barrientez

Today’s guest, Amanda Barrientez, also known as Dr. Amanda, The Money Healer has the kind of story I love the most.  Because I was a social worker and psychotherapist who worked with kids from disadvantaged backgrounds in a former life, Amanda’s early life experiences sounded all too familiar.  Fast forward to marriage, kids, grad school, divorce, and Amanda found herself on the professor track but paid so poorly that she and the kids qualified for food stamps.  This was her NFA turning point. 

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PR & Pitching for Experts with Michelle Glogovac

Today’s guest, Michelle Glogovac, CEO of MLG Collective, a boutique PR & Podcast Pitching Agency that helps authors, entrepreneurs, and experts share their stories. 

Michelle and I became pals during a business retreat and decided that interviewing one another for our podcasts was a not-to-be-missed opportunity.  Her superpower is seeing the story inside of experts that it is hard for them to recognize and share. This girl understands that she is in the relationship business, not the PR business or jet fuel business.  

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Becoming Unstoppable with Amira Alvarez

In this fascinating interview, I talk with my guest Amira Alvarez, founder and CEO of The Unstoppable Woman, speaker, podcaster, and leadership coach about some of the topics so many women steer clear of.  But we don’t shy away from the tough stuff here on The Driven Woman Podcast, so Amira and I do a deep dive into the shadow side of being driven and ambitious. The shadow side is what ruins our health, our relationships, and often, the business we are trying so damn hard to grow and scale.

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F*ck Fearless & Choose Bravery with Heather Vickery

In this guest episode, Heather is a leadership and success coach, speaker, workshop facilitator, podcaster, and author.  I found a card promoting Heather’s podcast, The Brave Files.  I picked it up and saved it because I liked the message and branding.  Eventually, I met the fabulous Annie P. Ruggles, who was our guest on episode # 86, and she introduced us.  The world of female podcasters is a fabulous network of generous and supportive people. 

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Lean Out to Level Up with Crista Grasso

I am excited to introduce you to today’s guest on The Driven Woman Podcast;  Business Strategist for online entrepreneurs, Crista Grasso.  Crista and I met at the She Podcasts Live conference and I totally fell in love with her brilliance.  Her genius is helping other entrepreneurs remove the unnecessary complexity in their business so they become more profitable as they grow.

Crista’s system, The Lean Out Method is designed to create simple, sustainable, strategic systems that scale.  She is known as The Business Optimizer and her superpower is helping entrepreneurs cut through the noise and see their business with clarity, so they can maximize both value and profitability.

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Non-Sleazy Selling with Annie P Ruggles

I am excited to introduce you to today’s guest on The Driven Woman; fellow podcaster, non-sleazy sales consultant, and all-around genius-for-brains, my biz buddy, Annie P Ruggles.  We met online, hit it off automagically because of our mutual interest in the intersection of feminism, mental health, and entrepreneurship.  Annie is a magician in helping female entrepreneurs, coaches, consultants, and service business owners be more successful on their own terms by teaching them how to sell with integrity.  

If you have ever struggled to ask for the business, ask for the money, or raise your prices, you are definitely going to want to listen to this one. 

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Balancing Passion & Profit with Heather Zeitzwolfe

Many of us start out with one goal in mind - creating a business around something we are passionate about.  In fact “Follow your passion and build a business you love” is probably the most popular headline for a huge number of online business coaches nowadays.  It’s a very seductive promise and a glamorous fantasy, but it is simply not enough to keep your business boat afloat. 

Now, don’t get me wrong, passion is important, and maybe even necessary, especially in the beginning when you are scared shitless and have no clue, but unless you also keep your eye on the bottom line and balance your passion with profit, your business just might sink instead of sail. 

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The Multipassionate Creative Career with Sarah Mac

Growing up singing and dancing in the UK, Sarah Mac fell in love with the theater and decided that a career in the performing arts was the one for her.  A believer in manifesting opportunities in alignment with her desires, Sarah found herself taking advantage of one exciting experience after another. In a matter of years, her “say yes to everything” motto lead her to the edge of burnout and she realized she needed to find another way. 

Sarah reinvented herself as a creative business coach who works with coaches, healers, and artist-entrepreneurs who are ready for 5-figure months, more freedom, and fun in life and business.

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The Not-so-Secret Secrets of Confidence with Nicole Kalil

Today’s guest, Nicole Kalil is a speaker, trainer, and host of the This is Woman’s Work Podcast. She left a successful corporate career in the male-dominated industry of financial services and is now an executive coach for women in leadership positions in a variety of industries.  As you will hear in this interview, Nicole is just as passionate about helping women to reach greater levels of confidence and success as I am. 

Nicole shares her favorite definition of confidence, the 5 limiting beliefs that derail our confidence, and the 5 beliefs we can replace them with that are confidence boosters.  This convo will not only motivate and inspire you, but you can put Nicole’s advice into practice today. 

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Women & Money: It's Complicated with Melanie Lockert

The more women I talk to, the more I realize that almost all of us have “issues” with money.  We either aren’t earning enough, are living beyond our means, are caught in the trap of student loan and/ or credit card debt, or are terrified to ask for what we actually need to float our boat.  

So, I invited speaker and writer, Melanie Lockert, author of the best-selling book ‘Dear Debt”, host of the Mental Health & Wealth Podcast, and a woman who has learned a thing or two about money, the hard way. Melanie is passionate about empowering women, helping others get out of debt, and mental wellness. 

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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, helpers, and healers.  

Even though she is at the very beginning of her entrepreneurial journey,  she is already making really good choices and setting herself apart from the masses.  I predict this driven woman is destined for success and I’m thrilled to share her with you. 

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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 turned productivity coach, author, podcaster and speaker is obsessed with planning and believes that not only does planning create freedom, but that we will never reach our most important goals without a plan. 

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Something to Prove with Kellie Roy

Today’s guest, Kellie Roy, knew from the age of 18 that she wanted to be a casting director, even before she knew what it was called.  She loved movies and had her favorite actors and actresses, often thinking “I wish this actress would get a chance to appear in bigger movies so more people would know how awesome she is.” Once she learned that there was a job where she could do exactly that, she was determined to follow that path and has never looked back. Kellie is an excellent example of how we can gain confidence by facing our fears, embracing failure, and developing resiliency along the way. 

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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. As you listen to this interview, you will readily see that her mindset is her biggest asset. Nothing is going to stop her, discourage her or slow her roll. She is probably one of the most positive, optimistic, and resilient women I have met since starting this podcast.

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The Side Hustle Entrepreneur with Vanessa Zamy

Today's guest is an impressive young woman named Vanessa Zamy. She is a keynote speaker, bestselling author and business consultant who is dedicated to helping full-time employees transition to entrepreneurship by developing their business as a side hustle while they are still employed. Her motto: keep it simple, then keep it movin’!

If you have ever heard the expression, “if you want something done, give it to a busy person”, (or, as I say, a busy woman…) they must have been thinking of Vanessa.  She knows a thing or two about the side hustle and she’s here to drop some wisdom today.  If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, this one’s for you. 

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The Six Habits with Laura DiBenedetto

Today’s guest, Laura DiBenedetto, was a shooting star - an entrepreneur at 19, retired at 37, having overcome a backstory of bullying, burnout, bankruptcy.  Laura is an example of so many women I have met who are fueled both by their own innate drive, but also by the effects of trauma.  More often than not,  the harder they strive for happiness, the more it evades them, even if the world sees them as highly accomplished and successful.

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Overcoming Sales Avoidance with Erika Tebbens

Far too many fabulous female entrepreneurs are falling short of their income goals because they are brilliant at what they do, they suck at selling, so I invited sales and marketing consultant Erika Tebbens to join me on the podcast.  Erika helps women and gender expansive entrepreneurs get comfortable getting paid. 

Her clients are solopreneurs, coaches, consultants and service based small businesses who have trouble with visibility, marketing and asking for the money.  Her non-sleazy sales strategies mean uncomplicated and organic conversations that actually convert.

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Helping Women Take Their Next Step with Tricia Dempsey

Today’s guest, Tricia Dempsey always knew she was driven and ambitious, but she got a lot of messages about what girls can’t do growing up that lead her to make choices that felt like a too-tight pair of shoes.  

Tricia is the CEO of Thrive-Her, a vibrant online business, empowering other women to start their own businesses through coaching, content and community.  She works with women who have experience and skill, want to start their own business but just don’t know what their next step is or how to take it.  

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Transforming Pain into Purpose with LY Marlow

Today I am joined by LY Marlow, who is an award winning author, speaker, podcaster, entrepreneur, philanthropist and women’s empowerment advocate.  

We talked at length about identity, resiliency and the awareness that there is another way, from an early age.  Her mission and message to help women recognize that the things we are afraid of, what LY calls “Monsters”, don’t have to stop us.  We can not only stand up to our Monsters, but we can actually learn to use our fear as fuel. 

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How to Love Your Business with Nicole Lewis-Keeber

Today I am joined by Nicole Lewis-Keeber, who is a therapist, coach, consultant, speaker, certified Daring Way and Dare to Lead facilitator, and author of a brand new book we are going to talk about in detail. 

She has developed a fascinating body of work around the intersection of trauma and entrepreneurship and as a business therapist, Nicole is on a mission to help entrepreneurs create a trauma-free business, where their inner kiddo becomes a true CEO.  

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Elevating Women's Voices Through Story with April Adams Pertuis

April believes every woman has a story to tell and it’s her mission to teach them how.  There are so many fears to be identified and overcome, but there is so much power in our stories and when we share them, we inspire others to do the same.  

If you struggle with fear of being seen,  rejection sensitivity,  imposter syndrome or the belief that your story doesn’t matter,  pull up your chair and turn up the volume.  This one’s for you!

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Preventing Entrepreneurial Burnout with Cait Donovan

Like many driven women, Cait learned about burnout the hard way, by going through it. She figured out how she ended up there, how to bounce back and now she is on a mission to end burnout culture. If we want to stay in the entrepreneurial game long enough to have a business that it both profitable and sustainable, staying alert to where we feel resentment and setting healthier boundaries is a must. You are going to love this conversation as much as I did!

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Leveraging ADHD as a Serial Entrepreneur with Angela Proffitt

Today I am joined by Angela Proffitt,  who describes herself as “a southern gal with a potty mouth” (so you know I was taken with her instantly) and is the founder and CEO of Angela Proffitt, LLC a consulting firm out of Nashville, Tennessee.  

Her story is full of twists and turns, good luck, and bad choices, but what is most impressive to me about Angela is her mindset and how she made over her life from being a total workaholic on the verge of burnout to one where she is in control of her time, energy, clients, and money.  

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How to Keep Fear from Holding You Back with John Sovec

I am excited to share today’s guest, John Sovec with you. The Driven Woman Podcast is produced with the driven but distracted female entrepreneur in mind, so you might be surprised to see a man joining us as a guest.  

One of the things that John is an expert in is how to move through fear, the subject of today’s podcast interview.  

If you have a goal and find yourself holding back out of fear, whether it’s fear of failure, fear of success, fear of being seen, imposter complex, or all of the above, this episode is for you! 

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Toxic Entrepreneurship with Casey Jourdan

I am excited to share today’s guest, Casey Jourdan with you.  Casey is a business strategist and mentor who works with early-stage, primarily female entrepreneurs. 

Casey rejected the traditional life of the 9-5 so-called secure career path with benefits.  This is not just because of the effects of the impact to her brain from having been blown up in Iraq while she was serving in the military, but also as a result of some residual PTSD, but because of her feelings about how entrepreneurship is being promoted on the internet, in particular, something she calls Toxic Entrepreneurship.

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Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos with Sarah Mikutel

Sarah is a transformational coach, consultant, and podcaster, I love the way Sarah follows her curiosity, shares what she learns, and makes the world a better place in the process.  Her mission is to help those who are looking for self-exploration and personal transformation who understand that freedom is about more than getting on a plane. This conversation is about how to use the ancient wisdom of Stoicism to create calm when life feels out of control.  

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Eliminating Content Creation Frustration with Jen Liddy

The pressure to come up with something interesting, entertaining, or informative every single week for your blog, podcast, YouTube, FB Lives, can become overwhelming, but Jen Liddy is a former school teacher so she knows how to break things down for even the most overwhelmed and confused among us.  I am personally following Jen’s Crack the Content Code program and wanted to make sure you got the chance to meet her too. 

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The Fierce, Female & 50-Something Entrepreneur with Rhonda Glynn

My guest for this podcast is Rhonda Glynn who joins me from the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago. Rhonda is the owner of Zoma Business Solutions and is a perfect example of the fast-growing trend of first-time entrepreneurs who are over 50 and female. She started her business as a side hustle toward the end of a long and successful career in the aviation industry and at an age when many women are slowing down,  Rhonda is just getting started. I can’t wait to share her with you. 

If you are a later in life entrepreneur, you’ll want to listen in as Rhonda and I discuss how he stood out in a male-dominated industry

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ADHD, Disclosure & Gender Bias with Nicole Grey

In this episode I am joined by Nicole Grey, a 27-year-old single mother of two who lives in New Zealand. I saw Nicole’s story online and reached out to see if she’d be willing to share it with the Driven Woman Podcast audience.  Like most of us, Nicole had no idea that she had ADHD until well into adult life.  

  • Nicole was homeschooled and raised in a very supportive, religious community so she never received negative feedback about her behavior.
  • She always wanted to be a police officer since she was a teenager because she was attracted to the excitement and adrenaline rush.
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Freedom from Overwhelm with Kate Moryoussef

Most women with ADHD often feel overwhelmed, and this year has been much more overwhelming than usual.  So, I decided to invite my new friend, Kate Moryoussef, who is an EFT Coach,  host of the Ambitious Mum Podcast, and a fellow entrepreneur with ADHD.  Kate is just beginning to speak openly about her own ADHD diagnosis with family, friends, coaching clients, and podcast audience.  

As a woman with unidentified ADHD, Kate was struggling and didn’t understand why, but her life changed completely about ten years ago when her therapist suggested that she might have ADHD and shared EFT / Emotional Freedom Technique with her.

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The Organized Entrepreneur with Barbara Trapp

In this lively conversation with professional organizer, Barbara Trapp of Zen Your Den,  we discuss:

How Barbara went from “not particularly organized” to a professional organizer 

When the perfectionism - indecision - procrastination cycle leads to chronic disorganization, especially if you have ADHD

Why disorganization is a better challenge for women (hint, gender conditioning…) 

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Sleep Your Way to Success with Special Guest Yishan Xu

Many entrepreneurs are not getting enough sleep. This is partly due to the hustle culture of entrepreneurship and partly because they tend to bootstrap their business, even when they can afford to hire or outsource. I work with female entrepreneurs who identify with ADHD traits, very few of them are getting the kind of sleep that they know they should (and wish they could.)

In this interview, we will be talking about how sleep is essential for entrepreneurs, how to get quality sleep, and the do’s and dont’s of sleeping (among others).

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