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On the Schmooze

Welcome to On the Schmooze, a weekly podcast that features interviews with talented professionals who have achieved success in their field or industry. I ask probing questions to get them to share untold stories about their leadership journey and how they built and sustained their professional network. Put insights from me and my guests into action this week and you’ll benefit from for years to come. Podcast inspired by Dorie Clark, Guy Raz, Pat Flynn, Jonny Nastor, Dale Carnegie.
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Now displaying: April, 2020
Apr 26, 2020

Today’s guest is on a mission to disrupt the way we approach empowerment. 

A lifelong entrepreneur, she is the founder and CEO of IMPERIA, an incubator for women creating social impact projects across seven continents. 

Her methodology of Self-Directed Empowerment is showcased in her keynotes around the world from Abu Dhabi to Harvard University and the United Nations and she is a featured expert on women’s entrepreneurship for the U.S. State Department. When she isn’t on stage, she is at IMPERIA’s headquarters atop the World Trade Center in NYC, where she and her team have dedicated themselves to building resilient female leaders. 

She is the author of two books, her most recent is “No One is Coming: An Empowerment Manifesto” and she has been featured in international media including Bloomberg Businessweek and the documentary Eat.Drink.Cook. 

Please join me in welcoming Jennifer Iannolo. 

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is about character. It’s about who you are when things get really tough.”
  • how she went from a “bossy” child to a leader through learning radical empathy. 
  • the question she has asked several clients over the last few weeks about who they want to be known as once this pandemic is over. 
  • how she is a first generation American and how her experiences and successes are directly from her dad, who was raised under Mussolini rule, and her mom, who was raised under the rule of Winston Churchill. 
  • how she learned about resilience.
  • her methods for networking, including having group dinners when she is traveling. 

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchmooze.com - episode 193

Apr 20, 2020

Today’s guest’s driving purpose is to empower and help others overcome mental obstacles in order to live healthy, happy lives and reach their maximum potential.

She is the visionary behind Muse, the award-winning headband that makes meditation easier. Before co-founding InteraXon, the makers of Muse, she was not only trained as a neuroscientist and psychotherapist but also started her own international clothing line.

With her creativity, entrepreneurial drive, and fascination with the brain, it’s not surprising that her startup allows people to control computers with their minds.

She and her team have been featured in over 1000 media pieces, including TED, CNN, Forbes, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, and they are recipients of multiple innovation awards.

She is the host of Untangle podcast, keynotes around the world on technology, mindfulness and entrepreneurship, and supports and advises a variety of start-ups.

Please join me in welcoming Ariel Garten.

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “A leader is someone who is able to see a direction and is also so compelling that other people want to follow them.”
  • how having loving entrepreneur parents shaped her belief in her abilities and her desire to be an entrepreneur.
  • her childhood experience with leading, where she was considered bossy, and her journey to being a strong leader at 22, while operating a successful clothing line.
  • the value she places on helping improve other people and the world, and how that led to her developing Muse.
  • how being a female founder in a male-dominated industry, before there was a strong push for equality, had both positives and negatives.
  • her large network and how she networks and connects with others.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchmooze.com - episode 192

Apr 14, 2020

Today’s guest is a dynamic speaker who inspires audiences to feel they can conquer the world and make tons of great new connections while doing it.

For over 25 years, he has been a top sales performer, keynote speaker, and performance mentor. He is the CEO of Thrive, a company focused on helping businesses, leaders, and brands become even more amazing through the power of connection.

He is the best-selling author of “Master the Art of Connecting” and host of the Thrive LOUD podcast, which is dedicated to inspiring people to reach their peak potential in every facet of their life.

Please join me in welcoming Lou Diamond.

In this episode we discuss:

  • his thoughts on leadership: “Leaders are those who are able to connect people, ideas, technologies, and organizations together. Leadership is connecting and great leaders are master connectors.”
  • how he views leadership and connecting as synonymous.
  • various roles he has taken from consulting to sales and marketing, to coaching, and the thread that ties them all together.
  • the power of “and.”
  • a coaching lesson and what he learned about listening levels.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchmooze.com - episode 191

Apr 7, 2020

Today’s guest is credited with convincing Guy Kawasaki and thousands of tech execs that Twitter would have real business value.

In 2009, she founded the Twitter App Store oneforty.com, bringing order to the chaos of Twitter’s nascent app ecosystem. Just two years later, she sold it to HubSpot where she worked for many years on influencer relations and the INBOUND event.

As an Inbound Marketing Evangelist, she has shown companies how to grow by helping people buy instead of cramming marketing messages down their throats.

She is a professional speaker, lead author of “Twitter for Dummies,” and was one of the first to evangelize Twitter’s significance for business, culture, and beyond. She has lectured at Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan School of Management, has been quoted in dozens of national publications, and raised $25,000 for Charity: Water in December 2008 in the first-ever “donate by tweeting” charity campaign.

Building on her environmental science and policy degree, she founded the Enough Company to explain and evangelize market-driven shifts that can bring speed and scale to the climate crisis fight.

Please join me in welcoming Laura Fitton aka @Pistachio.

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is discovering what unique perspective you have that resonates with other people. It is also about being in the right place at the right time, with the ability to speak up.”
  • how she associates leadership with when ideas are propagated in the world.
  • her experiences with being bullied and how she sees empowerment in it now.
  • how active blogging gave her recognition in the tech and marketing world and how that led to her sharing of Twitter’s business value with some of the top names in the marketing world.
  • her experience at Hubspot and with Inbound.
  • the throughline of environmental activism in her career.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchmooze.com - episode 190

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