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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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Aug 29, 2020

Today’s guest believes that the most successful women leaders operate in the world knowing that there is no one stopping them from developing a vision of who they want to be, how they want to be perceived, and how they want to perform their role.

In 1997, she founded CEO Vision to do her part to ensure that women leaders realize the value of their leadership in the workplace and the world. She has helped hundreds of women leaders hit their stride and step into their power.

She combines her 30 years of expertise with the best leadership assessments on the market, plus 1:1 coaching and cutting-edge research. She then weaves in powerful leadership-related neuroscience techniques ensuring that her client’s growth as a leader "sticks."

A pioneering advocate for the advancement of women leaders, she played key roles in AWED, the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO), The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO).

Please join me in welcoming Ellyn McKay.

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “a leader only has one job and that is to earn followers through three skillsets; vision, alignment, and execution.”
  • how neuroscience and leadership intersect.
  • how being bold can be done by great storytelling.
  • her leadership origins dating back to her little league days.
  • how her mother raised her and her sister to instill in them the values of being strong women.
  • while in college her and her friends thought they were going to topple the patriarchy and discovered how wrong they were.

 

Aug 29, 2020

Today’s guest embodies the term “young at heart.” Anyone who encounters her would describe her as joyful, funny, and spontaneous.

She calls herself a porcupine trainer - her term for the sticky situations and prickly people we all have to face on a daily basis. She is a columnist, humorist, and broadcaster.

Her Beacon Award-winning TV Show, My Home Town, formed the basis for her best selling book, “True Tales of Puget Sound.” Her podcast, Swimming Upstream, airs on the SOB Network. (SOB stands for Spunky Old Broads. The hosts are women over fifty.)

She has been an award-winning broadcaster, columnist, and speaker for the past 40 years so to call her an expert is an understatement. She has come a long way from the “unemployable” widow with six kids who couldn’t drive on the freeway on her own.

Please join me in welcoming Dorothy Wilhelm.

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “The ability to move forward even when you’re not sure you’re right and the understanding that if you lead and take people with you, you’re responsible for them.”
  • her beginnings of leadership raising 6 kids who are all successful and believe she had nothing to do with it.
  • how being an army wife taught her to do what you’re told to do.
  • how becoming a sudden widow gave her the push to monetize her skills.
  • her early goals of wanting to be a cowgirl or a singer on the radio.
  • her start in radio as a creative living expert “I was Martha Stewart before she ever thought of it … AND she was a guest on my show.”
  • her career beginnings in the middle of her life.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchmooze.com - episode 210

Aug 18, 2020

Today’s guest is an entrepreneur who built three multi-million dollar businesses by age 40. His coaching and consulting methodologies are in practice in over 35 countries.

He has written multiple books on the subject of business strategy, leadership and sustainable growth. He co-authored “Blueprint for Success” with Stephen R. Covey and Ken Blanchard; and his best-selling book, “The 7 Stages of Small Business Success,” lays out the formula for HyperGrowth. Each week, he co-hosts Quit and Get Rich on iHeart® radio and shares his insights from working with top companies from around the world.

As a keynote speaker, he engages his audiences and keeps them on the edge of their seat by combining practical and impactful content with real-world experience. His content is original, profound, and battle-tested.

Please join me in welcoming Carl Gould.

In this episode we discuss:

  • his thoughts on leadership: “Doing the right thing even if it’s unpopular.”
  • how his little league coach empowered him to to build his leadership and decision skills at the young age of 12 years old.
  • his belief that deep down we are all a heart and a soul that essentially want the same things out of life.
  • how his upbringing in a large, diverse family helped prepare him to be self-aware and be open to a global interaction.
  • his early entrepreneurial ventures; a landscape company and then a construction company.
  • how he filled his schedule with different jobs while he made a name for himself in the coaching industry.
  • his 4 aspects of successful coaching; the coach, the consultant, the mentor, and the advisor.
  • how he views his network in two categories: “Are you a client now? Or will you be a client later?”

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchmooze.com - episode 209

Aug 9, 2020

Today’s guest helps her clients communicate more powerfully in today’s digital age.

Her PUB method is an award-winning system that has helped thousands of sales, marketing and leadership professionals type, text and post more persuasively. It helps them communicate more dynamically so they can attract attention, increase influence, and sell their ideas in a smarter way.

She founded Socialite Agency, the world's only social media firm specializing exclusively in live events. For the last decade, Socialite has helped Fortune 100 brands catapult their social media success via award-winning digital activations and campaigns. Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) awarded Socialite's work with FreemanXP as "Best Social Media" across the entire meetings industry.

She is the author of “Digital Persuasion: Sell Smarter in the Modern Marketplace”, an international keynote speaker, and a three-time entrepreneur who has been hired by The Academy Awards, The United States Navy, ABC/Disney, and Nelson Mandela’s Legacy of Hope.

Please join me in welcoming Erin King.

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership “A leader helps us see our bigger mission, a bigger purpose, and feel inspired to go for it.”
  • how being bullied in middle school made her realize the world doesn’t really want you to be yourself.
  • the impact of her dad’s “4 + 1” pep talk after high school and how it affected her life.
  • the start and fail of her very first business and her thoughts on failure.
  • her brilliant idea, a subscription service for women, and why it didn’t work.
  • how working for the Oscars completely changed the path of the Socialite Agency.
  • her PUB method - being personal, useful, and brief when connecting with new people and potential clients.
  • how altering your reality into believing the things you want are going to happen can change the trajectory of your business.
  • her realization that the pandemic has put people into two categories; waiting for things to be over/get better or creating new things.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchmooze.com - episode 208

Aug 4, 2020

Today’s guest is a two-time Emmy® and Peabody Award-winner. Her credits read like a Who's Who of network television: ABC News, Good Morning America, CBS News and CNN.

She is founder and CEO of Berenson Communications where she Powers Up the Performance of top professionals - whether facing the Press, a Presentation or a Pitch - virtually or IRL (in real life).

Her client list ranges from the Fortune 500 C-suite to Non-profits and from Members of Congress to Entrepreneurs. She coaches clients to "up their communications” game: verbally, vocally and visually. A must — in this Zoom era.

Please join me in welcoming Heidi Berenson.

In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership “Leadership is three keys for me; the emotional quotient [EQ], IQ, and communication. Communication is the cornerstone of leadership.”
  • her experience working with high-level leaders and the sense of accomplishment she received from her impact.
  • her journey from being a Channel 5 intern to being connected to staff in the White House.
  • how thinking ahead and having an entrepreneurial mind helped her be successful.
  • her shift from working at the networks to creating her own company and the transformations her business made in the very beginning.
  • how creating a fun space in your business has transformed how she is seen by clients and potential clients.
  • how she nurtures her many professional connections.
  • how her networking style has transformed during the pandemic.

Listen, subscribe and read show notes at www.OnTheSchmooze.com - episode 207

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