Question of the day. Are you busy or are you impactful? Season 2 Episode 23 of the Success Bully Podcast once again features the amazing Lydia Frank, VP of Content Strategy at Payscale. We discuss one of my favorite topics -- Goal Setting. Lydia offers insights that made me evaluate my goals for next quarter. You cannot do it all in the next quarter or the next year. It’s important to “Pick the Right Things that Have the Most Impact.”
Season 2 Episode 22 of the Success Bully Podcast is dedicated to all of my career climbers and corporate dragon slayers. I am especially thrilled to welcome Lydia Frank, VP of Content Strategy at Payscale. There were several moments during this conversation that I wish I had access to a time machine so that I could go back and coach my younger self. Lydia shares her insights on how to “Craft Your Dream Job,” rather than constantly searching for the perfect role. Additionally, we discuss how authenticity is your best negotiation tool.
Season 2 Episode 21 of the Success Bully Podcast has a retro feel. If you have been following along since the dawn of time, you know that I use to do solo episodes focused on tips. I am bringing back the most electrifying 8 minutes in podcasting for your enjoyment. We are going into the most challenging part of the year. The Summer Slowdown! It impacts female founders, entrepreneurs and career climbers alike. I encourage you to use the Summer Slowdown to your advantage! S.Y.S… Save Your Summer. I have 4 quick tips to keep you on track.
On Season 2 Episode 20 of the Success Bully Podcast, we welcome back the incredible Fran Dunaway, CEO of TomboyX. She shares her fundraising key learnings as well as a leadership lesson that will stick with me indefinitely. To foster creativity and diverse thought with our teams, we have to be comfortable with “Just Enough Friction to Make Things Great.” Thoughtfully handling conflict, creates brilliant ideas.
Episode 19 of Season 2 of the Success Bully Podcast features the spectacular Fran Dunaway, CEO & Founder of TomboyX. Fran shares with us the TomboyX origin story from a kickstarter to a disruptive underwear juggernaut. She also reminds us to embrace those “Rainbow Unicorn Moments” in entrepreneurship and life when the right people and resources magically appear to guide you in achieving your big vision.
Ambika Singh, CEO & Co-founder of Armoire, a woman’s guilt free closet, once again joins us for Season 2 Episode 18 of the Success Bully Podcast. In “Entrepreneurship is Such a Team Sport,” Ambika shares with us the importance of building a team outside of your business to support you on the journey. We also touch on the importance of being present when we are distracted as founders and keeping one day a week to yourself.
Get ready to get in your feels. Ambika Singh, CEO & Co-founder of Armoire, a subscription clothing service so #bossladies can have an endless closet for a fraction of the cost and hassle, joins us for Season 2 Episode 17 of the Success Bully Podcast. In “The Agony & Ecstasy,” Ambika shares with us the addictive nature of entrepreneurship when it comes to the emotional rollercoaster. She also gives us an insider glimpse into the future of machine learning in the world of fashion.
To build a influential #powertribe, you have to make it a goal to show up! On Season 2 of Episode 16 of the Success Bully Podcast, we have Diane Najm, CEO and Founder of Photopad for Business on the show. She talks about what it takes to cultivate community as an entrepreneur, putting an end date to those down moments, the importance of coaching and digging deep to build you own business.
Season 2 Episode 15 of the Success Bully Podcast pays tribute to the “F Word.” Not the one that gets me in trouble, but the other one “Failure.” Diane Najm, CEO and Founder of Photopad for Business, an all inclusive design tool and content marketing platform for businesses to help them easily create multi-channel social media posts with a few simple clicks, joins me to talk about how she recovered from a perceived failure. A hint, it’s by not internalizing it. You have to listen to your customers and pivoted with both style and grace. She also shares her experiences launching an app during the early Facebook day and the adventures of learning to communicate with developers without a technical background.
Episode 14 of the Success Bully Podcast is the first of its kind. It’s an “Inception” moment where I am podcasting with the amazing hosts of Microsoft’s WIBT (Women in Tech and Business) podcast Sonia Dara and Colleen O’Brien and I’m a guest on their podcast this week. Prepare yourself. Colleen boldy shares an amazing productivity hack (one of my personal favorite topics), create “The Follow Up Folder” in your inbox to keep up with your current asks. We also talk about intra-preneurship, the big vision for the WIBT podcast and coziness.
Amplify, Amplify, Amplify! Season 2 Episode 13 of the Success Bully podcast is all about the action. I’m thrilled to once again welcome Ruchika Tulshyan, author of “The Diversity Advantage,” who is also an award-winning inclusion strategist and keynote speaker to the show. Ruchika gets to the heart of the matter how can we support each other as women and especially women of color. The simple to use “Amplification Theory” is one way WE can easily support each other.
Season 2 Episode 12 of the Success Bully podcast comes fully loaded with all the bells and whistles. I’m thrilled to welcome Ruchika Tulshyan, author of “The Diversity Advantage,” who is also an award-winning inclusion strategist and keynote speaker to the show. In addition to talking actionable items to change the workplace for ALL women, we talk about a sure fire way to overcome your own imposter syndrome. Anchor your platform to a personal value statement, so you can confidently say “I am the expert here…”
Season 2 Episode 11, “Lean Into What You Do Know,” was a wowza moment for me. So often, we hesitate to get started out of the fear of what we don’t know rather than embracing our breadth and depth of experiences. I’m excited to welcome Shauna Swerland, CEO & Founder of Fuel Talent and nationally recognized recruiting expert to the show. She shares how she made peace with her imposter syndrome by leaning on her 2 decades of experience to launch her own recruiting agency which is now one of the fastest growing companies in the state.
In Episode 10 of Season 2 of the Success Bully podcast, we once again harness the power of the interwebs particularly “The Twitters.” Amber Osborne, the CMO of DogHead Simulations and internationally recognized Social Media Influencer who was voted “#2 Most Social CMO” by Forbes encourages us to do a gut check. In “Do Not Take Every Freakin Opportunity,” we talk about trusting ourselves, examining every opportunity with discernment and the future of virtual reality.
Special thanks to Larj Media for all the magic.
In Episode 9 of Season 2 of the Success Bully podcast, we harness the power of the interwebs particularly “The Twitters.” Amber Osborne, the CMO of DogHead Simulations and internationally recognized Social Media Influencer who was voted “#2 Most Social CMO” by Forbes shares her fascinating career arch as well as some useful tips to start, amplify and connect on social media as an individual or brand.
We’re talking sales and growth again with Cassandra Gholston (CEO & Co-Founder) and Autum Grimm (CRO & Co-Founder) of PartnerTap, the new online platform for sale professionals to make B2B partnerships, drive growth and get results. In “Missionary to Mercenary,” they share their big vision to grow in their sales cycle from missionaries that educate and then sell the solution to mercenaries with such brand awareness there are endless leads and effortlessly closed deals. Cassandra and Autum also offer tips on how to choose a co-founder (same criteria as your spouse) and how to keep your new normal all in balance.
In Episode 7 of Season 2 of the Success Bully podcast proudly titled “Sales Cures All,” we welcome a truly dynamic duo to the show. Cassandra Gholston (CEO & Co-Founder) and Autum Grimm (CRO & Co-Founder) of PartnerTap. Cassandra and Autum share how their sales career intersected (in Monte Carlo no less), the importance of collaborative partnership and the a-ha moment that set them on the path to building a scalable B2B tech #startup. They boldly decided the fundraising rules didn’t apply and they focused on selling their platform. With this proven traction, they were able to attract their first investors.
Season 2 -- Episode 6 of the Success Bully Podcast gives me goosebumps every time I hear it. Excited would be too small a word to describe how I feel about welcoming Leslie Pierson Founder & CEO of GoodHangUps back to the show. In “I’m All in on Things,” Leslie shares how she strategically prepared for The Today Show and then Shark Tank including seeking out a non-traditional coach. She also gives us insights on what it means to fully commit to seeing your idea through and how to feel fear and do it anyway.
For Episode 5 of Season 2 of the Success Bully Podcast, I am beyond thrilled to welcome Leslie Pierson Founder & CEO of GoodHangUps to the show. In “Everyone is Going to Know It Failed,” she shares her inspiration behind launching the brand. Leslie wanted to model the possibility of failure for her son. The combination of a brilliant idea, her willingness to brave the possibility of very public failures, pure determination and a bit of strategic serendipity, Leslie has been able to create a successful suite of products. She shares this journey as well as some helpful tidbits to help launch a well-received kickstarter campaign.
We are again talking vaginas, menopause and women’s empowerment with Amy Buckalter, CEO & Founder of Pulse. Pulse is the Nespresso of thoughtfully designed personal lubricant dispensers. Take note. In “You Need a Suitcase of Titanium Seatbelts,” Amy openly shares her experiences with the entrepreneurial roller coaster, raising $7.5M from angel investors (70% of whom were women) and the next evolution of Pulse.