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On the Schmooze

Welcome to On the Schmooze, a weekly podcast that features a mix of interviews and solo shows. My hope is that insights from me and my guests will help you achieve the leadership position you’re seeking, build and sustain your professional network, and find the work/life balance that works best for you. Interviews are with talented people from different fields. We explore how they built strong networks and overcame challenges on their way to becoming successful leaders. I identify a key take-away from each interview, something you can put into action that week that you’ll benefit from for years to come. In the show notes I provide resources to help you get started. Solo shows are shorter episodes where I share practical networking tips and techniques you can put into practice right away. Podcast inspired by Dorie Clark, Pat Flynn, Jonny Nastor, Dale Carnegie.
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Jan 29, 2019

Today’s guest is a freedom hacker. She helps freedom-seeking entrepreneurs to stand out, captivate their audience’s attention, and monetize their authentic brands online.

She is a personal branding and online business strategist. From a standing start in May 2014, she’s grown her e-mail list and combined social media followings to over 200,000 people. Online entrepreneurs widely regard her Facebook group, The Freedom Hackers Mastermind, as one of the most supportive places on the internet. She currently has over 5,000 students enrolled in her courses.

Please join me in welcoming Kimra Luna.

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is being able to inspire people to take some sort of action and helping people to be able to create a movement.”
  • her journey from knowing she wanted to help people to being her unique and authentic self to inspire others.
  • how she teachers her audiences to show their personality while also catering to their ideal client.
  • how she focused heavily on list building at the start of her business, and how that has shaped her following today.
  • her specific methods for making networking a priority.
  • how her goal for the year is collaboration and what she is doing to make it happen in all projects she works on in 2019.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 130

Jan 21, 2019

Today’s guest believes fun at work is finding an easier, simpler, or smarter way to spend more time doing what you are brilliant at and less time making business happen.

She has over twenty years of B2B marketing experience in software and for small businesses. She was the second UK hire and marketer on the team who launched Xero in the UK.

She is the co-founder of the Small Business Finance School, is the author of two books, and now is the co-founder of Statzy, a mobile app that brings key social media, marketing, sales, and accounting stats together in one place from all of the business apps and software you are already using.

Please join me in welcoming Lucy Whittington.

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is about being a thought leader. It’s being yourself, being clear about your values and what you believe in, and people choosing to follow you.”
  • how she used to view manager and leader as the same thing and how her views have shifted over time.
  • how she was able to flip her mental script and hire people who were attracted to her message and wanted to work for her.
  • her biggest challenge of gaining self-confidence and learning to trust herself.
  • how she handles networking with curiosity as she continues to grow.
  • her method for attending conferences and networking events by aiming to “be the speaker” and meet as many people as possible.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 129

Jan 14, 2019

Today’s guest believes you have within you the ability to attract your ideal partner, create your ideal body, become a more empowered parent to your children, and magnetize success and abundance in every aspect of your life.

She is a Transformational Leader, Celebrity Coach, and the New York Times bestselling author of “The Art of Having It All.” Before she learned the Law of Attraction she was unhappy in virtually every aspect of her life. Once she learned how to work with her own energy field in order to magnetize her life into everything she wanted she focused on teaching others how to do the same for their own lives.

As the CEO and founder of the Quantum Success Learning Academy & Quantum Success Coaching Academy, she has appeared on “Today” and “The Morning Show” and her work has been featured in People MagazineWoman’s Day, and Teen Vogue, among others. She has helped thousands of people worldwide to achieve their goals through her empowerment seminars, speeches, and coaching sessions and products.

Please join me in welcoming Christy Whitman.

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is being able to inspire people to come together for a common vision and everyone executing what they need to execute to create that vision.”
  • how she recognized her leadership capabilities because of regularly being promoted into leadership roles in jobs and other endeavors.
  • how she has had an innate ability to see the best in people and how that has helped pave the way to the work she does today.
  • her methods for incorporating the Law of Attraction and changing her life.
  • some of the difficult experiences she has had and how she was able to use her tools to successfully navigate them while continuing to grow into her best self.
  • her journey from being a pharmaceutical rep to the calling she followed to get her where she is today.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 128

Jan 8, 2019

Today’s guest believes everything she needed to know to succeed in her multi-sector career she learned by growing up in a town of 600 people. She’s taken the lessons she learned and applied them to a career that has included Silicon Valley, a Fortune 100, non-profit, and higher education organizations.

After starting her career in California, she returned home to Ohio where she helps her clients and audiences make wherever they are feel like a small town. She is passionate about sharing small town stories and leadership lessons.

She is a Certified Professional Coach, avid writer, and award-winning public speaker.

Please join me in welcoming Natalie Siston. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is when you can help others realize their true potential while continuing to have your eye on the ball and work toward your own potential as well.”
  • how participation in 4H started her speaking career and also gave her the leadership skills she needed.
  • her experience living in a small town and how it has shaped who she is today.
  • the value she places on connecting with others and networking and her methods for increasing connections.
  • how she juggles a full-time job, her side hustle, and having a family with small children.
  • her goals for the next year, which include writing a book.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 127

Jan 3, 2019

Today’s guest helps executives break through the fears that hold them back from being the best leaders, strategists, business developers, and team members they can be.

He knows a thing or two about how to overcome fear based on his first two careers: For twenty-two years, he served as an FBI Special Agent and Hostage Negotiator and prior to that he was an ordained minister for six years. In both cases, he had to deal with people under extreme pressure and he saw how fear affected their ability to think clearly and make good decisions.

Building strong relationships has always been at the core of his work, whether it was a high-stakes interrogation, fugitive apprehension, or counseling a family. He teaches what he’s learned so others can operate from a place of confidence, flow, and connection.

Please join me in welcoming Chip Massey.

In this episode we discuss:

  • his thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is stating where you are right now, the direction you are headed, and then offering others with the same ideas and visions to follow along and travel with you.”
  • how six years in the ministry taught him servant leadership and prepared him for his future.
  • how being a hostage negotiator for 22 years gave him the skills needed to help people work through their fear and anxiety.
  • his experiences as an FBI hostage negotiator.
  • how his desire to help people has always shaped his career choices.
  • how his love of superheroes made a difference in his life.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchoomze.com - episode 126

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