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.
2018 is already proving to be a powerful year. I’m thrilled to welcome Amy Buckalter, Founder & CEO of Pulse to the show. She has an amazing background as a corporate leader, strategist and serial entrepreneur. We talk about vaginas, a deeply personal inspiration spark (known as menopause), and the perfect intersection of the right product at the right time. In “Especially…Right Now,” Amy shares her journey in hardware/product development in the fem-tech space as well as the need for women to take care of themselves and their “lady bits”.
Season 2 Episode 2 of the Success Bully podcast features the amazing Jen Mueller. Jen is a professional broadcaster for the Seattle Seahawks and Mariners, an Expert Talker, an acclaimed author and founder of Talk Sporty to Me (which provides communications skill building programs, resources, and on-site training for individuals and businesses to improve conversational performance). She reminds us to approach every Big Goal in :60 increments. We don’t have to take on the sheer size all at one time. Small consistent steps.
Welcome to Season 2 of the Success Bully Podcast! I’m thrilled to welcome Jen Mueller to the show. Jen is a professional broadcaster for the Seattle Seahawks and Mariners, an Expert Talker, acclaimed author and founder of Talk Sporty to Me, which provides communications skill building programs, resources, and on-site training for individuals and businesses to improve conversational performance. Jen gives us a simple tactic to help supercharge everyday interactions to help create visibility at work, build genuine relationship and spark meaningful conversations by using Success Statements.
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We are moving through #RememberDecember with momentum, style, determination and grace. Episode 41 of the Success Bully Podcast, features my special guest and spirit animal, Britt Provost, Senior Vice President, People & Culture at Apptio. In “We’re All Responsible to Open the Door,” Britt offers her own simple definition of sponsorship -- Opening doors for others. We all can open a door for someone else to help move them closer to their goal. Even as small as making an e-introduction. It’s our responsibility.
It’s #RememberDecember take a moment to reflect on the amazing things that happened in 2017. My special guest and spirit animal, Britt Provost, Senior Vice President, People & Culture at Apptio reminds us to “Don’t Over Sorry.” When you have a setback, spectacular failure, challenge or extra human moment, no need to overly apologize. Pick yourself up and get on with it. In addition to pushing us to bounce back from our less than stellar moments, Britt shares with us some bargaining and negotiation techniques that are easy to execute whether you are building your corporate career or your personal empire.
Special thanks to Larj Media!
It’s #RememberDecember! Now is time to take a moment to reflect and regroup for a strong 2018. Episode 39 of the Success Bully Podcast features Ruby Love, Co-Founder of Swurveys, who is also a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, activist, board member, mentor and all around treasure. A single title is simply not enough. In “Some of Those Stones are for Other People, ” Ruby offers her unique approach to goal setting. After you have broken your goal into small stepping stones, take a moment to think are there steps you may be able to skip, sidestep or jump over to accelerate your progress? Let’s get after it!
Special thanks to Larj Media for literally everything.
We are wrapping up #NowNovember! I hope in that you are in a state of readiness for a 2018 that your deserve. Episode 38 of the Success Bully Podcast features Ruby Love, Co-Founder of Swurveys, who is also a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, activist, board member, mentor and all around treasure. A singular title is simply not enough. In “Take a Chance and Say Yes,” Ruby encourages us all to say yes to new opportunities when it aligns with your state of readiness. As we gear up for the start of a New Year, I encourage you to take a chance and say yes.
Special thanks to Tina Nole and my family at Larj Media for taking a chance and saying yes to me.
#NowNovember Now is the time to get started on your goals. Now is the time to move forward. Just because the holiday season is upon us, doesn’t mean that we let up. Once again, I have April Pride founder & CCO of Van Der Pop North America's most recognized female-focused cannabis lifestyle brand. April is perfectly aligned with my theme for November. In “Timing is the Competitive Edge,” April reminds us all that when time is on your side, you must move with momentum. That time-sensitive movement, may require you to shift your focus and table other projects so that you can grab opportunities.
Special thanks to Tina Nole and my family at Larj Media for always being on time.
It’s #NowNovember and I want to remind you that NOW is the time. Don’t wait to get started on your goals for 2018. Episode 36 of the Success Bully Podcast features successful serial entrepreneur and changemaker, April Pride Founder & CCO of Van der Pop. Van der Pop is North America's most recognized female-focused cannabis lifestyle brand. April shares her refined approach to goal setting, “My goal is to crush it.” As her brand has grown, she has shifted from designing and selling chic products to building a comprehensive educational space that caters to women. April has redefined the company goals to better align with consumer needs and crushed each step of that journey.
Special thanks to Tina Nole and my family at Larj Media for crushing it all the time!
“Nobody is Going to Invite You the Party,” Connie shares her philosophy to be a strong intraprenuer, entrepreneur, and individual. You simply can’t wait for someone to create every opportunity for you. You have to create them for yourself.
Special thanks to Tina Nole and my family Larj Media for letting me crash all the parties.
It’s #NowNovember! Now is the time to get started on your goals for 2018. Episode 34 of the Success Bully Podcast features the amazing Connie Maynard, President of JAG Jeans. Connie shared a gem with me so powerful that it is a new lens to evaluate priorities, goals and next steps. In “I Live by the 3Cs” -- Connie spells it all out Communication, Commitment, and Consistency. She shares how this mantra is woven throughout her personal and professional life as well as how she thoughtfully sets herself and her team up to achieve big goals.
Special thanks to Larj Media for always living the 3CS.
#NewYearsInOctober has been a blast and time to refocus. Episode 33 of the Success Bully Podcast, “The Quiet Weights We Bear as Entrepreneurs,” is a mini MBA. Roz Edison COO and Co-founder of Marination, the home of Hawaiian Korean Cuisine at four locations in the greater Seattle area, shares her very realistic and efficient approach to managing email (trust me I implemented them with the utmost haste), the best productivity hack of trust as well as the invaluable leadership lesson to not define oneself by things that happen in your business.
Special thanks to Tina Nole and my family at Larj Media for pushing me to keep going bigger and better each time.
The #NewYearsInOctober momentum keeps rolling along. I am excited to finish and start strong. Roz Edison, COO and Co-founder of the Seattle-based Marination family of restaurants, joins me for some spirited business and life insights. In Episode 32 of the Success Bully Podcast lovingly titled “The Spreadsheets Started Flowing,” Roz (a self-described numbers/operations person) not only shares her wildly interesting backstory, she explains how Marination has used strategic opportunism (that cross sect of opportunity meets preparedness) to get started and build a local food empire.
Special thanks to Tina Nole and my family at Larj Media for pushing me to keep going bigger and better each tim
It’s #NewYearsInOctober and we’re officially in the final quarter of the year and I want to push you to get a jump on your 2018 goals. Episode 31 of the Success Bully Podcast features the incomparable Laura Jennings CEO of Knack. In “I Went Big Right Out of the Gate,” Laura shares experience of pitching a well-known, high visibility VC first and her observation immediately after. If you can get the scary one out the way you can do anything. Laura offers her personal productivity hacks, her ability to seamlessly change hats and ultimately what she hopes Knack will be in 5 years.
Special thanks to Larj Media!
We’re officially in the final quarter of the year and I want to push you to get a jump on your 2018 goals. We’re kicking off a new series called #NewYearsInOctober that will feature inspiring guests to get you started. Episode 30 of the Success Bully Podcast features the incomparable Laura Jennings CEO of Knack. In “You Need to Be Brave,” Laura shares her experiences in Microsoft leadership, transitioning to a VC and now being on the other side of the conference room table as a Startup Founder. One thing is for sure, you have to be brave to get started, to grow and to enlarge your vision.
Special thanks to Larj Media for pushing me to be brave.
In Episode 29 of the Success Bully Podcast, my special guest and nerd cosmetics phenom Jaimie Cordero gives incredible insights on leadership. As the CEO and Glitter Jedi of Espionage Cosmetics, Jaimie has clearly defined the difference between being bossy and being a boss. Leadership is learned and it takes commitment to be worth following. You have to walk the walk and grow daily in leading to help others achieve their goals, to build an inspired team that will execute on the vision, and most importantly create a culture where people will stay and grow with the company.
Special thanks to Tina Nole and my family at Larj Media for making us sound like #Bosses