Making Change with your Money

Laura Rotter

The Making Change with your Money Podcast A show about people who experienced a big life transition that changed their definition of financial success. read less
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Building Brand Awareness: An Interview With Andrea Pass, Owner of Andrea Pass Public Relations
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Building Brand Awareness: An Interview With Andrea Pass, Owner of Andrea Pass Public Relations
Andrea Pass is a podcast guest booking expert who gets features, quotes and reviews in digital media, broadcast print and more for her clients. She is a seasoned public relations expert known for her prowess in securing top-tier targeted media placements to increase brand awareness, reputation management and sales for established businesses and growing entrepreneurs alike. Andrea shares with us her childhood experiences growing up in Radburn, New Jersey, a close-knit community where strong family bonds and memorable experiences mitigated financial constraints. As she recounts her stories, she emphasizes the profound impact of community and family connections on one's perception of financial well-being. Andrea reflects on her early aspirations to become a journalist, her initial roles at Woman's Day magazine within CBS, and her eventual passion for PR.Andrea offers valuable tips on crafting successful PR pitches, emphasizing authenticity, client involvement, and readiness before embarking on PR efforts. Through candid anecdotes and practical advice, Andrea highlights the necessity of a proactive approach and demonstrating expertise and credibility in PR.“First and foremost, public relations puts you in the news. Very simple. You are in the media, and whether you are in the media being featured by professional journalists who went to college to study journalism or homegrown journalists who have a platform, you are reaching potential audiences, potential buyers, potential clients. And that's what's key about public relations is this relevance, consistency. “ - Andrea PassKey Takeaways: - Figure out what gets you excited - and do it! Andrea was drawn to Public Relations work by the relationships. She loves getting to know journalists and figuring out how to have her clients featured in their media outlets. Andrea believes that people listen more when someone else talks about you. She gets excited when a press placement comes out and it’s because of her!- Consider if the requirements of the role are skills you possess and enjoy using. Part of the excitement for Andrea of the work she does is playing the role of a private investigator, researching and learning about media outlets that cover different industries, and getting them interested in her subject line. Andrea quoted the line “if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life” because she loves what she does.- Identify what’s different about you and and/or your business when crafting a pitch for a media outlet. Can you identify what makes you stand out from others in the same business? What differentiates you from them? Andrea works with her clients to uncover what makes them unique and therefore why a journalist would want to cover their story as distinct from others in their industry. About the guest: Andrea Pass is the expert at booking clients on podcast interviews as well as features, quotes and reviews in digital media, broadcast, print and more. She creates and implements public relations campaigns in a wide range of categories including consumer products, lifestyle, business-to-business, education, health/wellness/fitness, beauty, food, authors, non-profits and more. Andrea Pass Public Relations has an expertise in national, regional and local media relations outreach. Her strength in relationships coupled with her knowledge of the ever-growing media base results in securing top tier, targeted media placements to increase brand awareness, reputation management and sales for established businesses and growing entrepreneurs alike.Website: https://andreapasspr.com/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-pass/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AndreaPassPublicRelationsInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/andrea_pass_pr/X: https://x.com/NJ_Andrea Stay connected:Connect with Laura on LinkedIn@Rotters5 on TwitterConnect with Laura on FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelSubscribe to my newsletterGet your free copy of Unlock Your Money Blocks Workbook: Your step-by-step guide to unlocking your blocks to financial freedom.Disclaimer: Please remember that the information shared on this podcast does not constitute accounting, legal, tax, investment or financial advice. It’s for informational purposes only. You should seek appropriate professional advice for your specific information.
Intentionally Directing Careers: An Interview with Maria Kyriakos, CEO of Leader Assist Executive Coaching
Jun 29 2024
Intentionally Directing Careers: An Interview with Maria Kyriakos, CEO of Leader Assist Executive Coaching
Maria Kyriakos is an executive leadership and career coach and CEO of Leader Assist Executive Coaching. Maria founded Leader Assist to guide mid-career professionals to be intentional about their executive presence and career story, by better understanding themselves, their core values, individual strengths and their future goals. Together with her clients she helps develop and implement a customized approach that will boost their confidence, as well as their professional impact.Maria shares her experience growing up as a first generation American and an only child in a family profoundly shaped by the experiences of World War II, where she learned early on the importance of responsibility, commitment, and financial conservatism. Maria details her journey from corporate HR leadership to becoming an executive coach, shedding light on the challenges and rewards that come with starting your own business She discusses the impact of effective coaching, the criticality of taking personal responsibility for career management, and the importance of financial independence. In our conversation, she highlights the importance of deep listening, her definition of executive presence, and the confidence one develops by showing up authentically. She emphasizes the blend of intention and experimentation that is part and parcel of her work with clients.“I think the elements of coaching that make it really an honor and unique for both coach and coachee is this opportunity to be fully present, full focus on you. There's no right or wrong. We're just going to unpack it, as my clients say. We're going to unweave it, unpack it and get to what the real challenge is, so that you can explore and experiment and play and create until you figure out and develop the confidence and competence or competence and confidence in the area that you desire.” - Maria KyriakosKey takeaways:-When contemplating a career change, recognize the skills you’ve developed that will help you move forward. Maria worked for many years as a human resources professional. She had developed deep listening skills and the ability to put the other person first and foremost to help them get clear about what they want from their career. She used these skills to launch her own business as a coach.-Make fun an integral part of the process of change. Maria noted that she does her best work with people who take responsibility for their lives, who make things happen and have a willingness to learn. This includes a willingness to be vulnerable, because every time you put yourself in the driver’s seat, there is the possibility that something can go wrong. Maria recommends moving forward with intention - and experiment.  It can be scary, but it can also be a lot of fun. -Show up as yourself. Maria defines executive presence as “showing up in your own skin, because that’s where you’re confident.” Of course, dressing appropriately, body language, making eye contact are also important. But walking into a room and feeling, no matter who's sitting at this table, I belong and I have something to say that matters, that's part of what executive presence is about.About the Guest: Maria is an Executive Leadership & Career Coach and CEO of Leader Assist Executive Coaching. She has a successful track record of developing and coaching leadership potential and effective career management practices in dynamic, high change Fortune 50 companies domestically and globally. Working with Maria, leaders learn to Career Intentionally® and take the driver’s seats, using her proprietary 3-pillar approach to strategic career management. She is successful with mid-career executives and senior-level leaders due to her hands on experience as a corporate leader and effective results developing and coaching leadership potential. Website: https://leader-assist.comLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-kyriakos/ Stay connected:Connect with Laura on LinkedIn@Rotters5 on TwitterConnect with Laura on FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelSubscribe to my newsletterGet your free copy of Unlock Your Money Blocks Workbook: Your step-by-step guide to unlocking your blocks to financial freedom.Disclaimer: Please remember that the information shared on this podcast does not constitute accounting, legal, tax, investment or financial advice. It’s for informational purposes only. You should seek appropriate professional advice for your specific information.
Creating Authentic Content Strategies: An Interview with Remi Leibovic, Founder of RCL Media
Jun 15 2024
Creating Authentic Content Strategies: An Interview with Remi Leibovic, Founder of RCL Media
Remi Leibovic is the founder of RCL Media, a woman Latina-owned social media agency based in northern New Jersey. Remi enjoys problem solving for businesses via social media and helping them tell their stories visually through content creation. Remi shares her journey of growing up in a hardworking immigrant family, highlighting the sacrifices her parents made to ensure she and her brother received a solid education.She talks to us about her transition from traditional graphic design to the dynamic world of digital content creation. She emphasizes the importance of maintaining a cohesive brand identity and the pitfalls of generic design choices. We discuss the creation and management of engaging social media content, the importance of audience interaction on platforms like LinkedIn and Instagram, and the benefits of identifying niches. Remi highlights the strengths and skills required to succeed in this field, the importance of networking, and the role of a strong support system.“Social media for business is certainly not an overnight success and you need to approach it with a long-term goal in mind and you need to really be targeting your audience and building a rapport and a relationship with your audience. How do you do that? It all takes time and most of my clients see success within the three-month mark, but true success, like the true consistency, comes from the six-month.” - Remi LeibovicKey takeaways:- Limited financial resources can be an incentive to step up your game. Remi shared how she was laid off from her temp job, was unable to collect unemployment, and had just $700 in her bank account. She took her father’s advice and attended a chamber of commerce meeting - and left with five graphic design clients!- Having a corporate “day job” can ease the financial stress as you build your business. Remi developed her coding skills and landed her first corporate job that blended programming with design for legal paperwork. She continued to build her business while benefiting from the paycheck and benefits of her corporate job. - When engaging on social media as a small business, it’s as important to engage with others as it is to post content. Among her services, Remi provides a social media package for small businesses, creating, scheduling and managing social media posts in their unique voice. She stressed the need to engage the audience by posting polls, responding to comments and replying to messages, rather than just “posting and ghosting.”About the Guest: Remi Leibovic, MCM., is the founder of RCL Media, a Woman/Latina owned Social Media Agency based in northern NJ. She has been growing RCL Media since 2020 and has been in business for four years. In addition, Remi is a recent graduate of Rutgers Newark’s Entrepreneurial Pioneers Program Cohort. She is Cuban, Argentinian, and was raised and still resides in Northern NJ. What she loves the most about running RCL Media is that she gets to meet new people and be creative in her own way each day. She gets to problem solve for business’s via social media and tell their stories visually through content creation. She holds a Masters of Communication Management (MCM) from Rutgers University with a focus in Digital Media. For the past three years she attended graduate school, worked full time, and ran the business. She is 100% self funded and mainly gained most of her clients through networking. As of March of last year, she transitioned into running the business full time and has been gaining new clients and partnerships ever since.Website: https://rclmedia.net/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/remi-leibovic-rclmedia/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rclmediaofficial/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rclmediaofficialResources: Remi's coach, Lynn Roe, LSR Consultants Stay connected:Connect with Laura on LinkedIn@Rotters5 on TwitterConnect with Laura on FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelSubscribe to my newsletterGet your free copy of Unlock Your Money Blocks Workbook: Your step-by-step guide to unlocking your blocks to financial freedom.Disclaimer: Please remember that the information shared on this podcast does not constitute accounting, legal, tax, investment or financial advice. It’s for informational purposes only. You should seek appropriate professional advice for your specific information.
Championing Women's Courage: An Interview With Angela Wilson, Founder of Angela Unlimited
Jun 1 2024
Championing Women's Courage: An Interview With Angela Wilson, Founder of Angela Unlimited
Angela Wilson is an author, speaker and founder of Angela Unlimited. Angela assists women to tap into their inner courage, empower them to start living by their own story and the life they deserve, and have money become a tool in that life.Angela shared her personal journey towards financial literacy and empowerment. Growing up in a household where money was a taboo topic, Angela navigated her early adult life facing generational differences in financial experiences. She overcame these obstacles and pursued a career in accounting despite discouragement, eventually starting her own practice focused on the nonprofit sector.Angela discusses the importance of embracing all life experiences, learning to ask for help, and recognizing opportunities. She shares her strategies for staying positive and motivated, including saving uplifting messages from clients and creating a holistic "dream map" for her business. Angela's mission is to empower women, especially those in transitional phases of life, to achieve financial independence and live an "unlimited life."“I assist mature women that are in what I call that season of transition. So you know, maybe the kids have left the house, Maybe you did just get divorced, maybe you just widowed, and it's really that transition and you're looking for something more, or where do I go from here? And you don't necessarily know how to how to get there, but you know there's something that you want to go after, and so I help them to tap into what do you really desire and what would your unlimited life look like?” - Angela WilsonKey takeaways: - Know that all your life experiences, good and bad, contribute to where you are today. Angela shared that when her relationship with her first husband ended, she was so insecure financially that she was not even sure if she could afford a latte! Though it was a very difficult time for her, she does not regret living through this, as well as other, tough periods because they brought her to where she is today.- Learn how to ask for help. Angela was not used to asking for help from others. Yet she was able to make it through a difficult period in her life by, for the first time ever, asking for help from her friends.- Recognize that things line up the way they’re supposed to line up. Angela’s friend recommended that she attend a workshop. Angela’s first reaction was that it was way too expensive for her. But when she realized that it was taking place the following week at a location twenty minutes from her home, and that the next one was a year away in a far away location, she decided to attend - and that was an opening for her.About the guest: Angela Wilson is an international best-selling author, captivating speaker, and founder of Angela Unlimited, dedicated to empowering women to live a life rich in every aspect. Her work and personal journey reflect a deep commitment to helping women to find their authentic voice, and to embrace an "Unlimited Life."Website: www.angelaunlimited.comLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angela-wilson-036676a8/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angelaunlimited/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Angela-Unlimited-114708136845176Free workbook: The Ten Steps to Creating the Path to Your DreamsBook; Living Out Loud: Design Your Life of Unlimited Possibilities Stay connected:Connect with Laura on LinkedIn@Rotters5 on TwitterConnect with Laura on FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelSubscribe to my newsletterGet your free copy of Unlock Your Money Blocks Workbook: Your step-by-step guide to unlocking your blocks to financial freedom.Disclaimer: Please remember that the information shared on this podcast does not constitute accounting, legal, tax, investment or financial advice. It’s for informational purposes only. You should seek appropriate professional advice for your specific information.
Petite Practices For Happiness And Health: An Interview With Dr. Christiane Schroeter, Business and Wellness Coach
May 11 2024
Petite Practices For Happiness And Health: An Interview With Dr. Christiane Schroeter, Business and Wellness Coach
Dr. Christiane Schroeter, PhD,  is founder and owner of Hello Happy Nest, providing mastermind, coaching and online wellness support for hundreds of female entrepreneurs in various countries. She is host of the top 1.5% global ranked podcast show Happy Healthy Hustle, and helps female business ownders optimize their health and mindset for peak productivity and confidence!In this conversation, Christiane shares her early money-saving techniques from her German childhood as well as how she came to study in the U.S. through a Fulbright Scholarship. She talks about her transition from academia to entrepreneurship, and her unique approach to coaching women in achieving financial savviness and overall well-being.Christiane imparts her personal philosophy, which values networking and authenticity in order to carve out a successful path in any field.  Key takeaways of our conversation include the significance of community support, breaking down big goals into manageable practices, and the journey towards finding true success and happiness beyond traditional metrics.“In my mastermind collective, as the name says, collective, I'm very much focusing on the community, on the connection and on the collaboration, the three Cs. So how can we have others that chime in that are at different points along the journey of reaching their goal, giving each other honest feedback but also sharing their own struggles? That's so important because you connect with others when you put yourself out there and you are showing your vulnerability.” - Dr. Christiane SchroeterKey takeaways:- If you’re considering it, go for it! Christiane encourages us to take messy action. Women tend to over prepare before moving forward, but actually only taking authentic, vulnerable, messy action can lead you toward your goals. In her own life, Christiane decided to apply for a Fulbright Scholarship in order to study in the United States, knowing that there were only 7 to 8 applicants from her home country of Germany that were accepted each year, because if you don’t apply you’re definitely not going to be accepted. And she was selected!- Make yourself comfortable with being uncomfortable; that’s where the change happens. Christiane shared that, when she first arrived in the United States, it was very tiring to listen to a foreign language all day long. Yet she notes that it is at the intersection of comfort and challenge that the learning happens. - Break down your big goals into small practices. Christiane calls the practice of looking at what you want to achieve and reducing overwhelm by breaking it down into smaller goals petite practices, using the French word for small. It may be hard to do when we first start but, by practicing it becomes a habit that we get better and better at. - Connect with community. When you share your business ideas with those close to you, you might not necessarily receive honest feedback. Christiane calls it “the mom effect," when your husband tells you that your idea is amazing. Instead, Christiane encourages us to develop a community to both give you honest feedback and share the struggles they are going through, so that you don’t feel alone. About the guest:Dr. Christiane Schroeter is a Business & Wellness Coach known for her European flair. She helps women improve their health and confidence so they can show up for their life & business differently. Christiane has a Ph.D. in Health Economics and teaches Marketing, Innovation & Entrepreneurship. She earned multiple national and international teaching and publication awards. Most of her clients find Christiane through her Happy Healthy Hustle Podcast, ranked among the TOP 1.5% globally. Christiane creates a community on Instagram and YouTube, sharing how to nurture your health without the overwhelm.Website: https://hellohappynest.com/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christianeschroeter/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hello.happy.nest/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HelloHappyNestYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZxExmwhF99BhpPuaEtSlDgPodcast: Happy Healthy HustleFree resource: Weekly PlannerEmail address: info@hellohappynest.com Stay connected:Connect with Laura on LinkedIn@Rotters5 on TwitterConnect with Laura on FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelSubscribe to my newsletterGet your free copy of Unlock Your Money Blocks Workbook: Your step-by-step guide to unlocking your blocks to financial freedom.Disclaimer: Please remember that the information shared on this podcast does not constitute accounting, legal, tax, investment or financial advice. It’s for informational purposes only. You should seek appropriate professional advice for your specific information.
Find Greater Purpose And Joy Through Mindfulness: An Interview With Ana Barreto, Author, Teacher, Coach
May 4 2024
Find Greater Purpose And Joy Through Mindfulness: An Interview With Ana Barreto, Author, Teacher, Coach
Ana Barreto is a Brazilian-American author, transformational teacher, coach, Feng Shui consultant and speaker. Her mission is to help women find their inner-compass to live a great life through inspirational self-help books, classes, coaching, energy management modalities, feng shui and mentoring programs. She believes that, by helping women,  all those around them will find their lives improved.Ana shares her journey from experiencing financial instability in Brazil, involving parental eviction and personal sacrifices, to her transformation into a leader in women's empowerment and financial independence. We discussed Ana's bold move from Brazil to New York, her climb up the corporate ladder, and her transition to a mission-driven focus on uplifting women. Our conversation underscores the significance of women building confidence and taking action for personal and professional growth. Anna's work, through her Mind, Body, and Wisdom School for Women, aims to empower women through mindfulness, confidence building, and financial awareness. Ana's message resonates deeply with the idea that financial success is more than just numbers in a bank account; it's about living a life that echoes our deepest values and intentions.“Nothing happens without women, and it's time for us to change the way we think, because it has been ingrained in us from generations. We can say, "oh, it's the man's fault, it's the man's fault," but a lot of the things are coming from ourselves. My boss or my coworkers never sabotage me, I sabotage myself. So it's time for us to change that and get this word out that: women, you can do more. You can be yourself. You don't have to adjust the way you lead to get what you are. There is a way, but there's two pieces that are missing. The confidence is one, and the other one is the action, taking the steps, because by sitting and complaining and worrying and being complacent where you are, nothing's going to happen. So that is what I really, really want to do.”  - Ana BarretoKey takeaways:- Recognize the mission that is calling to you. Ana grew up in a very patriarchal society in Brazil. She shared that in her own family, her mother did not make any decisions without her father, including the color of the curtains and what dress to wear to church on Sunday. When Ana announced that she had been offered a well paid job at a hotel, she had to move out of her parents house in order to accept it, because her father forbade her to work there. As a result of this upbringing, Ana felt called to work on gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace.- Confidence is a skill you can learn. Ana was instrumental in starting a program at her company that identified women leaders for promotion. The program began by helping women build their confidence; lack of confidence was often the #1 thing getting in the way of them getting ahead. The program helped the women build their interpersonal skills, since first impressions are so important, and then their confidence to make big decisions. - Mindfulness is the secret ingredient missing in everything we do. Ana believes that mindfulness can help with time management, with leadership, basically with dealing with the many stressors in our lives. Scientific studies have shown that meditating just eight minutes a day can help us feel calmer and sense more congruence between our actions and feelings. - Pay attention to your money. Ana shared that there was a time in her life when she ignored her money. She didn’t open her bills for months - she even found a check for over $5,000 that she had totally forgotten about!! She recommends knowing your net worth, the sum of your assets minus your liabilities, have a number in mind that you’re working towards, and know where your money is going.About the guest:Ana Barreto is a Brazilian-American author, transformational teacher, coach, feng shui consultant, and speaker dedicated to empowering women to find balance and fulfillment through mindfulness. She brings 35+ years of business experience with a bachelor's degree in business and an MBA.After overcoming burnout and self-sabotage in her corporate career, Ana discovered her passion for guiding others towards greater purpose and joy. She is the founder of the Mind, Body & Wisdom School for Women, and her writing, motivational talks, meditations, and courses have been featured at Insight Time, Mind Bliss, Best Self, and others.With over 20 years of studying Transformational Leadership and a dedicated focus on Women, Empowerment, and Mindfulness, Ana Barreto has published six books on personal growth topics for women, including her latest book Embrace Your Success: 8 Tool to Improve the Quality of Your Life.  "Embrace Your Success” is a powerful yet concise book that empowers women to unlock their full potential and release common behaviors holding them back. In this transformative work, Ana Barreto seamlessly blends timeless spiritual wisdom with modern psychology and practical strategies, delivering eight potent tools to revolutionize the way you think, feel, and act.Website: www.ana-barreto.comLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ana-chaves-barreto-mba-92b7533/Instagram: Instagram.com/ana1barretoFacebook: Facebook.com/ana1barretoFree resources: Find Clarity workbookFree class: Bring Your Best Self Forward Stay connected:Connect with Laura on LinkedIn@Rotters5 on TwitterConnect with Laura on FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelSubscribe to my newsletterGet your free copy of Unlock Your Money Blocks Workbook: Your step-by-step guide to unlocking your blocks to financial freedom.Disclaimer: Please remember that the information shared on this podcast does not constitute accounting, legal, tax, investment or financial advice. It’s for informational purposes only. You should seek appropriate professional advice for your specific information.
Helping Women Leaders Grow Confidently: An Interview With Julie Delucca-Collins, speaker, coach and author
Apr 27 2024
Helping Women Leaders Grow Confidently: An Interview With Julie Delucca-Collins, speaker, coach and author
Julie DeLucca-Collins is a speaker, business coach and award-winning author dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs and leaders to build and grow successful businesses. Julie has a passion for helping women establish and expand their brands. She is certified in Tiny Habits, guiding individuals toward positive behavioral changes that lead to lasting success, and she's also a Thrive Global certified coach, providing holistic guidance to her clients whenever they need it.Julie shares her personal financial journey, from the affluence of her family in El Salvador to the economic challenges faced when the war broke out and her family moved to Miami. She paints a vivid picture of how early experiences with money shaped her path to independence and success. She details the evolution of her career, from teaching in Virginia to impacting policy and fostering educational partnerships in New York, highlighting the role of mentorship as well as the personal evolution that paralleled her professional achievements.Julie's story reflects broader themes of navigating life transitions, reclaiming financial autonomy, and crafting success on personal terms, underpinned by a commitment to lifelong learning and the empowerment of women to achieve their full potential. Her experience and advice offer valuable lessons for women looking to grow confidently in their careers.“All of the women that I work with, the one thing that they have in common is that there's that piece of imposter syndrome. There's that piece of, not that they're not confident, because they are in some ways, but they need what we call a believing mirror. There's the concept of borrowing the belief of somebody else so that you can use that belief to start to build and get the evidence that you can do the thing. And once you have the evidence, it helps you build the confidence to keep going.” - Julie DeLucca-ColllinsKey takeaways:- Develop multiple skills. Julie came from a family of educators, and assumed from an early age that she too would become a teacher. Her dad wanted her to have a secure financial future and so encouraged her to develop multiple skills in order to be more marketable. She interned with the agency for international development that her dad worked for, and so developed her writing skills by learning how to write grants.- Prioritize your education, rather than working, in your formative years. Julie noted that her father, who was living abroad, provided her with some spending money when she was in high school. He recognized that it can be intoxicating when you first start to earn money, especially when you’re feeling financially insecure. Without some additional support, Julie might have prioritized working over learning. - Don’t be afraid to set big goals for yourself. Julie remembers being at a national conference in Atlantic City for the company she was working for, and watching the awards ceremony for the managers of all the high performing centers in the network. She asked herself, and the company founders,  “how do I get on the stage next year?” and by the end of that year her center had become one of the top performers!- Relationships are key. According to Julie, building relationships has been key to her success. From growing relationships with important referral partners, to becoming a trusted advisor, Julie credits her alliance building with helping her get promoted, climb the corporate ladder, and ultimately to move on to a new company when the time was right.About the Guest: Julie DeLucca-Collins is a highly sought-after TEDx speaker, business coach, and award-winning author dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs and leaders to build and grow successful businesses. With a passion for helping women establish and expand their brands, Julie has become a trusted advisor for many women. Certified in Tiny Habits, Julie leverages her expertise to guide individuals toward positive behavioral changes that lead to lasting success. Her coaching expertise extends beyond this domain, as she is also a Thrive Global Certified coach, providing holistic guidance to her clients whenever they need it. Julie's impressive achievements include publishing her book in September 2021, quickly soaring to the top of multiple categories, earning the coveted #1 spot.As a dynamic speaker, Julie has captivated audiences with her insightful talks and has been featured on prominent media outlets such as ABC, NBC, and FOX. Julie has spoken at many colleges and universities and delivered keynote presentations at national educational conferences, and leading companies across the US. She delivered her first TEDx Talk at the TEDx MellenStreet in November 2023.Website: https://www.goconfidentlycoaching.com/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/goconfidentlyjulie/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/julie_deluccacollins/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jdeluccaEmail address: Julie@goconfidentlycoaching.comFree resourcesJulie's podcast: Casa DeConfidenceJulie's book: Confident You: Simple Habits to Live the Life You Imagined Stay connected:Connect with Laura on LinkedIn@Rotters5 on TwitterConnect with Laura on FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelSubscribe to my newsletterGet your free copy of Unlock Your Money Blocks Workbook: Your step-by-step guide to unlocking your blocks to financial freedom.Disclaimer: Please remember that the information shared on this podcast does not constitute accounting, legal, tax, investment or financial advice. It’s for informational purposes only. You should seek appropriate professional advice for your specific information.
Guiding Womenpreneurs To Money And Freedom: An Interview with Leslie Kuster
Apr 20 2024
Guiding Womenpreneurs To Money And Freedom: An Interview with Leslie Kuster
Leslie Kuster is a multiple seven figure ecommerce brand owner whose business Back From Bali offers women bohemian chic clothing ethically made in Bali. The success of Back from Bali affords Leslie the life of her dreams, and she is passionate about igniting and inspiring other women entrepreneurs to rise while they create the financial and personal freedom they crave. Leslie empowers women to live their true freedom by teaching them how to create a business that aligns with their deeper core values enabling women to work in a way that brings ease and flow into their daily lives so they can live truly fulfilled.Leslie discusses her journey from being a silent observer of gendered financial roles to becoming a beacon of success and autonomy. As Leslie shares how she challenged the beliefs she created in childhood and significantly scaled her Bali clothing business from five figures to multiple millions in revenue, she emphasizes the importance of mindset shifts, focused effort, and the power of seeking mentorship. Leslie now believes that it's never too late to redefine financial success, and shares strategies for prioritizing and taking action in business. The conversation underlines that financial freedom and success are deeply connected to one's beliefs and actions, encouraging listeners to challenge their money stories and pursue their financial goals fearlessly.“I believed that having more money and focusing on money would make me a superficial person who wasn't spiritual. These were my beliefs and I started to go okay, so why do you think having more success is going to take away your freedom? And I started to write down in my journal things like: "More success, well, I won't have freedom." And then I changed it to: "I have more success and I have a lot of freedom; I have a lot of money and I'm a very giving, spiritual person." I started to change the mindset and this was what changed everything. And that was it. I was going in a whole new direction.” - Leslie KusterKey takeaways:-You will never be alone. Leslie shared her decision to take some insurance money she had received, quit her job and travel alone to Bali. Though she was scared, her cousin Jennifer assured her that she would never be alone. When you travel with a girlfriend, when you travel with another partner, you're not as apt to meet other people. But when you're traveling alone, people come up to you, and you go up to others.This is true for the entrepreneurial journey in general. Once you take the leap, you will be introduced to people and situations that you wouldn’t encounter otherwise.-The knowledge of what you DON’T want to do can fuel your journey, in the absence of a vision of where you’re going. Leslie returned from her trip and decided to launch her business, importing children’s clothing from Indonesia to sell at street fairs. She acknowledges that she was brave, but to her the idea of going into a company again was worse than the fear of trying to make something new work.  -Once you have an idea, take action! So many of us think: I’ll do that eventually, after I put my website together, after I do this or that. Leslie attributes her success to her ability to see the big vision, break it down into the action steps needed and then make them happen. She also was very clear that she did not want to take on debt to fund her business. So she intentionally started small and grew the business over time. -Recognize your money story and the impact it is having on your life. Leslie had a belief that more business success would take away her freedom, and that having more money would make her a superficial person who wasn't spiritual. She changed her mindset to: I have more success and I have a lot of freedom. I have a lot of money and I'm a very giving spiritual person. For Leslie, this change in mindset changed her business and her life.About the Guest:Leslie Kuster is the money and freedom guide for women entrepreneurs over 50 who also want to fall in love with life again.Leslie's message is that "It's never too late" to create success, financial wealth, and a life of freedom. Leslie Kuster’s well-earned knowledge is born from experience. In her mid 50’s, she was able to ricochet her Back from Bali clothing business from 5 figures to multiple millions. She is now helping other women entrepreneurs of all ages realize their dreams and grow their businesses.Leslie is the best-selling author of 7 Keys to 7 Figures: The Women Entrepreneurs' Guide to Money and Freedom.It provides women entrepreneurs seven master keys to unlock a successful, money-making business. Website: www.lesliekuster.comLinkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/lesliekusterInstagram: www.instagram.com/lesliekusterofficialFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100093979500773Resources: Million Dollar Mindset ResourcesBook: 7 Keys to 7 Figures: The Women Entrpreneur's Guide to Money and Freedom Stay connected:Connect with Laura on LinkedIn@Rotters5 on TwitterConnect with Laura on FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelSubscribe to my newsletterGet your free copy of Unlock Your Money Blocks Workbook: Your step-by-step guide to unlocking your blocks to financial freedom.Disclaimer: Please remember that the information shared on this podcast does not constitute accounting, legal, tax, investment or financial advice. It’s for informational purposes only. You should seek appropriate professional advice for your specific information.
Breakthrough Coach For Inspired Action: An interview with Rosabelle Lokaisingh
Apr 13 2024
Breakthrough Coach For Inspired Action: An interview with Rosabelle Lokaisingh
Rosa Lokaisingh is a seasoned consultant, mentor, and coach with 25 years of experience in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors. Rosa coaches entrepreneurs and professionals with getting clarity on their current status and who they have become, in order to get focused on their Future Self, with a clear Vision. Her clients walk away with a Roadmap so they can take the RIGHT Actions in order to follow a clear path for their desired Success!Rosa shares memories of her early life in Trinidad and her journey through various career paths, highlighting her values around fairness, justice, and the joy of serving. She also shares insights into how she transitioned from corporate roles into entrepreneurship, driven by her calling to help professionals and executives navigate uncertainties and find fulfillment. The episode touches on the importance of networking skills, adaptability, and integrating higher wisdom into career planning. Rosa's story exemplifies how aligning professional work with personal values contributes to a meaningful and impactful career, ultimately aimed at making the world a better place through individual talents and services.“If I can career coach people to find the right career that's resonant with who they are, with their values and who they were meant to be in this world, then I am contributing to making the world a better place. So I must do this. It was as if I had no choice....as if my calling was I was chosen to do this. ” -  Rosabelle LokaisinghSome takeaways:- Notice the through line of roles in your life. As Rosa reflected on various roles she played in her life, she saw her values playing out consistently. Her values of fairness, of justice, of a desire to serve and excel and to take responsibility have always led her decisions and her actions. What she has learned about herself over the years is that if she’s going to choose to do something, she’s going to do it right.- Use “other people’s money,” if possible, to develop the skills necessary to start your own business. When Rosa found herself in an office role that made her feel claustrophobic, she knew she had to have her own business one day but wasn't sure how she was going to do that and what business it was going to be. She decided to take a position in retail, and over eight years learned all that she could about customer service, operations, and employee management. Her passion for helping others live through their own talents led her to personnel placement and, eventually, to coaching.-Remain adaptable to change. Rosa shared all her career twists and turns, from banking, to retail, to personnel placement, to teaching networking skills to skilled immigrants, to business innovation connector,  to founding her own business as a breakthrough coach. Rosa shared that she loves a challenge and as a result has always been very adaptable. By the same token, when her employer lost funding and asked to move her back to a previous position, she said no. She couldn’t go back; it was and is important to her to always move forward. About the Guest: After 25 years of working in the corporate and not for profit sectors as a consultant, mentor, and coach for professionals in transition, Rosabelle Lokaisingh founded her own business, Connecting YOU, where she coached entrepreneurs on networking & connectivity skills.Within the last 7 years, Rosabelle has expanded her services as a Breakthrough Coach for professionals and executives feeling uncertainty or low confidence at the loss of structure and identity, while transitioning from corporate into entrepreneurship.After breakthrough coaching with Rosabelle, clients feel energized and inspired to get into action to deliver their services with joy, impact and influence for the right audience.Book an exploratory call.Website: https://connectingyou.caLinkedin: linkedin.com/in/rosabellelokaisinghInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/rosalokaisinghFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/rosa.lokaisingh Stay connected:Connect with Laura on LinkedIn@Rotters5 on TwitterConnect with Laura on FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelSubscribe to my newsletterGet your free copy of Unlock Your Money Blocks Workbook: Your step-by-step guide to unlocking your blocks to financial freedom.Disclaimer: Please remember that the information shared on this podcast does not constitute accounting, legal, tax, investment or financial advice. It’s for informational purposes only. You should seek appropriate professional advice for your specific information.
Become A Voice That Moves The World: An interview with Genevieve Piturro, Award Winning Speaker, Author, Founder
Apr 6 2024
Become A Voice That Moves The World: An interview with Genevieve Piturro, Award Winning Speaker, Author, Founder
Genevieve Piturro ia an inspirational TEDx speaker, OPRAH guest, 5x award winning/best selling author, and founder of the national organization, Pajama Program. Her expertise is empowering leaders to ignite their purpose and inspire their teams and teaching others how to listen to their hearts, embrace the human connection and lead with purpose. In addition to OPRAH, her work has been featured in The Today Show, Forbes, CNN, and The Wall Street Journal, and she rang the Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell in 2016!Genevieve shares her journey from a successful television executive to founder of a non-profit organization. The discussion delves into Genevieve's early life and career ambitions, highlighting her drive to succeed in the radio and television business. In Genevieve's words, life in the entertainment industry was exciting, but it was a real workaholic life.A pivotal moment occured when Genevieve, questioning her life's purpose in her mid-thirties, finds herself profoundly moved by the experience of reading to children in homeless shelters. This leads to the inception of the Pajama Program, aimed at providing comfort and care to children in need. Genevieve narrates the challenges of venturing into this new path, including the financial sacrifices and societal pressures she faced, and emphasizes the fulfillment that comes from pursuing a heart-driven mission. The podcast encapsulates themes of finding one’s purpose, the importance of listening to one's heart, and redefining financial and personal success.“I found myself in a quiet moment, hearing something that spoke to me, in me. I heard it in the depth of my heart, which I learned later was my heart. It wasn't a brain thought that we all have, and I had 24/7. It was a voice that asked me, if this is the next 30 years of your life, is this enough?” - Genevieve PiturroKey takeaways:-Decide what you want and go after it. After hosting a show on her college’s radio station,, Genevieve decided that she wanted to go into radio or television. So she woke up each morning, picked up her rotary phone while still in her pajamas, and called every number on the list of radio and tv stations that she had compiled. She was eventually offered a job at a radio station that was owned by Group W, which also owned a tv syndication company.-Pursue projects that excite and motivate you. Genevieve was so motivated to find a position in radio and television that she was able to reframe the no’s she received during her job search as a challenge rather than as a rejection. And again, when working in PR, Genevieve was excited to call the press to get publicity for her company’s shows. She shared that she loved to see the articles come out and the positive reaction of readers to the stories. -Be open to listening to your heart, and not just your head. Genevieve describes finding herself, in a quiet moment, hearing a voice speaking to her from the depths of her heart. This voice asked her: “if this is the next 30 years of your life, is it enough?” She was making money, but was she truly contributing? Whose life was she touching? That voice was the first step towards the decision that would ultimately change the trajectory of Genevieve’s life and lead to the founding of Pajama Program. -Know that following your heart isn’t easy. Genevieve shared that she had to make some tough financial decisions when she left a successful career to found a national, non-profit organization. And she never regretted her decision; she says it has been the most rewarding thing she has ever done. She sees her mission now as being a cheerleader for individuals who are thinking of following their heart and making a change.About the Guest: Genevieve’s journey has taken her from a little girl's question in a homeless shelter to the Oprah show to boardrooms and stages across America. A successful TV executive, Genevieve dramatically changed the direction of her life and found her purpose when a 6-yr old girl’s question rocked her world and she jumped off the corporate ladder. In 2001 Piturro founded the hugely successful national organization, Pajama Program, and has written two books on purposeful leadership and launching a legacy. Her 7x award-winning Amazon best seller, Purpose, Passion and Pajamas: How to Transform Your Life, Embrace the Human Connection and Lead with Meaning, debuted during the Covid shutdown to rave reviews as its message dovetails with our Nation’s interest in the Power of Purpose & The Human Connection. Genevieve’s second book, Purpose, Passion and Moxie: How to Lead the Way and Leave a Legacy, a workbook to help you start a nonprofit from scratch to success, was released in September 2023. Website: https://www.genevievepiturro.com/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/genevievepiturro/Instagram: www.instagram.com/genevievepiturroFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GenPiturro/Free resource: What's Your Purpose - an Exercise in 4 stepsBook: Purpose, Passion and Pajamas: How to Transform Your Life, Embrace the Human Connection and Lead With Meaning Stay connected:Connect with Laura on LinkedIn@Rotters5 on TwitterConnect with Laura on FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelSubscribe to my newsletterGet your free copy of Unlock Your Money Blocks Workbook: Your step-by-step guide to unlocking your blocks to financial freedom.Disclaimer: Please remember that the information shared on this podcast does not constitute accounting, legal, tax, investment or financial advice. It’s for informational purposes only. You should seek appropriate professional advice for your specific information.
Healing Through Awakened Energy: An interview with Katie Fasiano, Seimei Practitioner
Mar 30 2024
Healing Through Awakened Energy: An interview with Katie Fasiano, Seimei Practitioner
Katie Fasciano is a trained level four Seimei practitioner and author. Katie leads workshops for nonprofits and corporations as well as providing sessions to individuals, to help them relieve physical and emotional symptoms, both chronic and acute. Katie shares her transformative journey following her daughter Elizabeth's cancer diagnosis. Katie discusses her upbringing, her conventional career path, and how it shifted drastically when faced with her daughter's illness.She explains how she stumbled upon Seimei, a Japanese healing practice, which not only gave her hope but also steered her into a new career path. Katie's story highlights the power of inner knowing, the importance of community support, and the unexpected parallels between her past profession and her current role as a practitioner. Katie's experience reveals how personal tragedies can redefine one's notion of success and lead to a life of purpose and healing.“I didn't have time, in my opinion, to research this thing.... anything. So thankfully that friend told me:  Seimei and I went that night to check it out. I walked into the room and I had this inner knowing I was home, and I felt enveloped in love in the room and I was like, wow, what is this?” - Katie FascianoSome takeaways:-Learn to lean on your network. Katie shared that her life changed when her young daughter, Elizabeth, was diagnosed with cancer. Katie had always been self-reliant, paying her way through college, and at times working both a full AND part-time job. As a result of her daughter’s diagnosis, she became a full-time caregiver and had to learn to reach out to her network for both emotional as well as financial help.-When you are researching new ideas, notice your inner knowing in addition to your outer knowing. After her daughter’s cancer came back a third time, Katie decided to see if there was something else out there that could complement the traditional medicine her daughter was receiving. She attended an open night to learn about Seimei, and immediately felt an inner knowing, a feeling of being enveloped by love upon walking into the room.-Notice the parallels between roles you’ve played, and new roles you’re considering. Katie had been a CPA professionally for many years. She noted the parallel between the level of detail required for that role, and the level of detail required to be a Seimei practitioner. She also mentioned the similarities between Roman Catholicism, the religion she practices, and some rituals of Seimei, which is a Japanese way of healing.About the Guest:  Katie is a trained Level IV Seimei practitioner.  Her training took place in America and Japan, where she received the Awarding of Power Ceremony at the Houjyushu Houjyukai Temple in the Seimei headquarters, Saga, Japan. As a member of the Board of Directors and the Event Coordinator of the Seimei Foundation USA, Katie keeps herself very involved with the Seimei community. Katie has a private practice, “Seimei Healing”, located in Westwood, NJ, where she works with her clients, both in-person and long-distance. She also offers Seimei demonstrations and workshops for her clients, organizations, and corporations. Katie  continues to increase her knowledge of Seimei through classes and workshops held at the Seimei Foundation.Website: www.seimeihealing.comLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/katiefascianoInstagram: www.Instagram.com/seimeihealingFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/katiefascianoKatie's book on Amazon: Never Give Up Hope: The Little Girl Who Changed The World Interested in booking a free consultation? Schedule a call.Stay connected:Connect with Laura on LinkedIn@Rotters5 on TwitterConnect with Laura on FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelSubscribe to my newsletterGet your free copy of Unlock Your Money Blocks Workbook : Your step-by-step guide to unlocking your blocks to financial freedom.Disclaimer: Please remember that the information shared on this podcast does not constitute accounting, legal, tax, investment or financial advice. It’s for informational purposes only. You should seek appropriate professional advice for your specific information. financial advice. It’s for informational purposes only. You should seek appropriate professional advice for your specific information.
Unleashing The Power Of Video Marketing: An interview with Kirsten Graham, Co-CEO, Six Figure Business Coaching, LLC
Mar 23 2024
Unleashing The Power Of Video Marketing: An interview with Kirsten Graham, Co-CEO, Six Figure Business Coaching, LLC
Kirsten Graham and her partner started Six Figure Business Coaching to help busy entrepreneurs earn more and work less through outsourcing. Kirsten enjoys helping service-based business owners let go of things they don't need to be doing in their business, leverage technology, and earn the money that will provide the freedom and stability they are seeking.Kirsten shares her journey from realizing the power of video marketing in her own real estate and mortgage career to helping business owners elevate their marketing strategies through outsourcing to the Philippines. Our discussion begins with Kirsten's personal financial challenges during her upbringing, notes her entrepreneurial spirit, and follows how she transitioned her skillset into coaching others on financial and business growth. Kirsten's insights into the benefits of virtual assistants for small business marketing, the importance of creating standard operating procedures (SOPs), and the transformative impact of managing finances and outsourcing effectively are key highlights. The conversation also explores the value of mindful spending, consistent marketing efforts, and the importance of aligning one's efforts with their values to truly redefine financial success.“It really taught me the power of video marketing because people would come into the office and they'd watched several of the videos and so they felt like they knew me even though I hadn't met them. So it was a really uncomfortable feeling at first, but that's when I really realized the power of video. When people see enough of your content, they hear your stories, they feel like they get to know you. So when they actually meet you, they're connected to you even though you're meeting them for the first time, and so that was really, really powerful” - Kirsten GrahamKey takeaways: -Name what you love, and your unique abilities. Kirsten shared that one of her unique abilities is problem solving. She found herself naturally coaching other business owners who perhaps need someone to talk things out with, or maybe to challenge them about things they hadn't thought of. Kirsten also loves numbers, so found herself helping clients who struggle with their finances or business expenses.-Translate what you’re doing for yourself into a business. Kirsten and her partner Jeanie started outsourcing some of their business support needs to the Philippines about 16 years ago, after finding that the cost of getting similar support from a domestic marketing agency was prohibitive. They decided to partner and help other people hire overseas because it's so affordable, especially for small business owners. -Consider how you can help others learn from your mistakes. According to Kirsten, there is not a mistake with hiring that she and Jeanie didn't make, from getting taken advantage of by paying someone in advance to probably being the crappiest bosses on the planet. They started their business so that others could avoid making the same mistakes that they did. About the Guest: Kirsten Graham loves helping business owners create evergreen value-based video content that showcases their authority to build know, like, and trust. Knowing that time is our most valuable asset Kirsten and her team pair each client with a trained Marketing VA who takes care of video/audio editing, social media and email marketing. This frees them up to focus on making money!Website: https://sixfigurebusinesscoaching.com/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirstengrahamsfbc/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sfbizcoaching/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kirsten.graham.3517Free resource: Double Your Income with a Marketing VA Interested in booking a free consultation? Schedule a call.Stay connected:Connect with Laura on LinkedIn@Rotters5 on TwitterConnect with Laura on FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelSubscribe to my newsletterGet your free copy of Unlock Your Money Blocks Workbook : Your step-by-step guide to unlocking your blocks to financial freedom.Disclaimer: Please remember that the information shared on this podcast does not constitute accounting, legal, tax, investment or financial advice. It’s for informational purposes only. You should seek appropriate professional advice for your specific information.
Coaching Leaders To Connect To Their Inner Wisdom: an interview with Marlene Mclarty, founder of Inner Leadership Coaching
Mar 16 2024
Coaching Leaders To Connect To Their Inner Wisdom: an interview with Marlene Mclarty, founder of Inner Leadership Coaching
Marlene  McLarty is a certified professional coach and the founder of Inner Leadership Coaching. She partners with her clients to help them gain clarity, fulfillment and success on their own terms. She focuses on values, goals, intended impact and exploring new possibilities, while providing accountability and support each step of the way. She encourages her clients to connect to their truth, acknowledge their fears and see the humor in their humanity.Marlene shares her history, from growing up in Kingston, Jamaica, to becoming a corporate attorney in New York City to finding her calling as an executive and personal coach. She discusses the importance of inner work, self-exploration, and the role of money as a resource rather than a measure of success. Marlene emphasizes the significance of liking who you are, what you do, and how you do it as her definition of success.Throughout the conversation, Marlene and Laura explore themes of fulfillment, trusting oneself, creating a space for personal growth, and redefining what success means on a personal level. The dialogue also touches on spirituality, the impact of upbringing on one's career choices, and the ongoing journey of personal and professional development." I think of it as a space for exploration. That's all we're doing. We're exploring. Yes, we're going to set goals. Yes, I'm going to keep you accountable.  Yes, we're probably going to go deep because that's the kind of coaching I do.  And yes, sometimes it might feel uncomfortable and for sure it's going to be uncomfortable as you try new things. And yes, we're going to be questioning beliefs and your thinking and all of it." - Marlene McLartySome takeaways:- There are no mistakes in life; don’t regret choices you made that seemed appropriate at the time but are no longer. Marlene worked for fifteen years as a corporate attorney before transitioning to become a leadership coach. She attributes her decision to go to law school to “lack of creativity on her part”; as a strong student she wasn’t aware of professional choices beyond becoming a doctor, an engineer or a lawyer. Still, she believes that everything she’s done has brought her to where she is now.- A career is difficult to leave behind until it isn’t difficult to leave behind! In other words, you’ll make a change when the cost of staying is greater than the cost of leaving. After 15 years practicing law in various settings, Marlene didn’t feel fulfilled. After a member of her book club succumbed to cancer, she decided that life was too unpredictable to keep doing something that just wasn’t “it”. She began to explore what she wanted to be when she grew up - at the age of 39!- Notice activities you enjoy doing that don’t have a paycheck attached. Marlene found that friends often came to her for advice, and to talk about what was going on for them personally and professionally. She began to recognize that she was naturally curious and enjoyed asking questions and connecting with people. It turns out she was coaching people without realizing it!- Look within rather than outside yourself for answers. Marlene realized that she was often looking to others to help make decisions until she recognized that only she can know what is right for her. Maybe she has to reach out to gather more information but, ultimately, she had to learn  to trust herself.About the Guest: Marlene is a certified professional coach and the founder of Inner Leadership Coaching. For over a decade she has been helping clients gain clarity, connect to their truth, build a career path and create a life that is fulfilling and meaningful to them.She is a former corporate attorney, having worked for a variety of law firms in New York City before transitioning to executive and personal coaching. She brings her innate curiosity, analytical skills and abiding commitment to personal growth to her work as a coach, empowering and uplifting others on their journey of self-leadership and personal and professional development. Marlene was educated at Stanford University and Columbia Law School and lives in Westchester County with her husband and two daughters who are both in college.Website: www.marlenemclarty.comLinkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/marlene-mclarty Interested in booking a free consultation? Schedule a call.Stay connected:Connect with Laura on LinkedIn@Rotters5 on TwitterConnect with Laura on FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelSubscribe to my newsletterGet your free copy of Unlock Your Money Blocks Workbook : Your step-by-step guide to unlocking your blocks to financial freedom.Disclaimer: Please remember that the information shared on this podcast does not constitute accounting, legal, tax, investment or financial advice. It’s for informational purposes only. You should seek appropriate professional advice for your specific information.
Inspiring Others To Find Clarity: an interview with Nicole Dupuis, Productivity and Leadership Coach
Mar 9 2024
Inspiring Others To Find Clarity: an interview with Nicole Dupuis, Productivity and Leadership Coach
Nicole Dupuis is a productivity and leadership coach who specializes in working with overwhelmed small business owners and entrepreneurs (and solopreneurs) to help develop their skills as a leader, take ownership of their schedule, and their business, look inward at what they want to achieve, and find structure, organization, excitement, joy and clarity in their lives and in their work.  Nicole shares her early career experiences in both the finance and non-profit sectors, her struggle with finding engagement in her work, and her transition into coaching. She emphasizes the importance of understanding what motivates us, the power of asking the right questions to find clarity, and the significance of recognizing small wins as successes. Over the course of our conversation, Nicole addresses the practical aspects of starting a coaching business, including financial planning and the challenges of leaving a secure job for entrepreneurship. The conversation covers the benefits of coaching for individuals seeking to improve their productivity, leadership skills, and overall satisfaction with their career and life."To find clarity, it's really peeling back all the fluff, all the stuff ... all the, I think this is what I'm supposed to do, and this seems like what my boss wants, and I kind of like this job, or whatever, and it's getting to: what really lights you up? what gets you excited? what gets you motivated? A big topic lately, it seems, with clients is: people don't know what motivates (them). Is it money? Is it freedom? Is it flexibility? Is it a promotion?"  Nicole DupuisSome takeaways:- When you consider your skills, note those you take for granted. I asked Nicole what skills led to her being hired as a technology coach after graduating from college as a philosophy major. She noted her ease with different types of people, and her ability to put presentations together. She did NOT recognize that her comfort speaking in front of groups of people was another one of her skills. Instead, she took it for granted.- When facing a career change, take the time to explore what it is you really want to do. Nicole left the corporate sector to work for a non-profit. Instead of being energized by the new position, however, she was burnt out by the emotional as well as physical demand of the job. So what did she do? She hopped to a similar company,  taking a job with another non-profit, and then another, but she didn’t feel engaged with the work. It was only then that she began to explore what it is she really wanted.- Keep your day job, if you can, when you first explore starting a business. Nicole was working  as a coach and trainer for a financial firm, which enabled her to explore coaching and realize it was her “jam.” She received her coaching certification, and got her employer’s approval to take on some clients on the side before she was ready, financially and emotionally, to go out on her own. About the guest: Nicole is a Productivity & Leadership Coach who focuses her energy towards partnering with rising leaders and small business owners to take action on what truly matters.  Nicole named her company, Find Clarity Here, because she believes that most roadblocks and obstacles are due to a lack of clarity.  Whether it is a lack of clarity in vision, purpose, their why, or time and energy spent, Nicole helps her clients discover skill sets and tools to find and maintain that necessary clarity.  With over nine years of experience, she has had the privilege of coaching professionals up to the C-Suite level at Fortune 100 Companies, as well as founders of female-owned businesses. In addition to being a certified coach, Nicole is a certified yoga instructor and a published author.Website: https://www.findclarityhere.comLinkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/nicole-dupuis-acc-b54948bInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/findclarityhere/ Interested in booking a free consultation? Schedule a call.Stay connected:Connect with Laura on LinkedIn@Rotters5 on TwitterConnect with Laura on FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelSubscribe to my newsletterGet your free copy of Unlock Your Money Blocks Workbook : Your step-by-step guide to unlocking your blocks to financial freedom.Disclaimer: Please remember that the information shared on this podcast does not constitute accounting, legal, tax, investment or financial advice. It’s for informational purposes only. You should seek appropriate professional advice for your specific information.
Amplifying Your Voice and Your Mission: an interview with Helen Jonsen, founder of Helen Jonsen Media
Mar 2 2024
Amplifying Your Voice and Your Mission: an interview with Helen Jonsen, founder of Helen Jonsen Media
Helen is the founder and chief storyteller at Helen Jonsen Media, offering media coaching and impact communications. She is on a mission to help the world be a better place. As a professional communicator, she has had a kaleidoscope career in media with decades of experience as a journalist, media coach, speaker, voice-over talent, writer, media relations pro, and strategist. Helen brings this depth of knowledge to leaders and organizations advocating for good.Helen shared that from a young age she knew she wanted to be a journalist. She was a storyteller, who loved telling as well as listening to stories. She remembers growing up and being surrounded by news, whether it was the radio station her mom listened to, the newspaper her parents read cover-to-cover, or the six o'clock news with Walter Cronkite they watched together before dinner.Helen witnessed the seismic shifts that took place in the media landscape, from the clacking of typewriters to the click of digital media. She navigated these shifts by persistently learning about the new evolving technologies, and adapting as necessary to the changes. Today, she coaches individuals and organizations  to become stronger speakers, presenters, interviewees and advocates, and to to use media to amplify their message.“I think what I enjoy most is the combination of talking, teaching, putting the words together, but also strengthening the position of other people, amplifying what they do and showing their missions so that we're building something good together.  I like to sit in a room and hear about someone's backstory or about a mission and what it drives, and then I want to hear the stories that make that work, because it's the stories, the authentic, real stories, that resonate with other people.” - Helen JonsenSome takeaways:- Always be learning. Helen was a journalist. She and her husband, a television cameraman, ran a video production business for corporations, nonprofits, and international news organizations who needed news coverage in America. As the media business changed with the growth of the internet, Helen knew that she had to keep learning whatever technology was around her. She needed to be aware of how the equipment the business used was changing, and what the changes meant to her and her husband, their business, and their clients.- When your industry is changing, consider other things you could do professionally with your skills. Helen lived through the big layoffs that took place in digital media, which led her to consider using all her skills toward mission-driven work. As a result, she used her skills of writing, curiosity, willingness to learn and relationship building  as well as her strategic and executive skills to work in the public sector providing communication.- Know that the language you use can empower or disempower you. Helen works with clients and their stakeholders on basic communication skills, from how they answer the phone, to how they represent themselves in networking situations, to how they introduce colleagues and how they introduce themselves. All these interactions have an impact on how others perceive you, as well as on how you perceive yourself and your connection to the organization’s mission.About the guest: Helen Jonsen is the founder and chief storyteller at Helen Jonsen Media – offering media coaching and impact communications to organizations, leaders, and advocates on a mission to do good. Her kaleidoscope career includes being head of public affairs communication for the NYC Economic Development Corp. and the Westchester County District Attorney. As a journalist, she held editorial roles at local, national, and international television networks and major publishers including Forbes and Bonnier. Helen has been published in many outlets and authored or contributed to several books. She is a public speaker on topics revolving around advocacy, communication skills, and life’s challenges. Helen is a mom of four grown children, an American with an Aussie connection, a New Yorker, and a Hudson Valley resident.Website: helenjonsen.comLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/helenjonsenFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/HelenJonsenHJMedia/ Interested in booking a free consultation? Schedule a call.Stay connected:Connect with Laura on LinkedIn@Rotters5 on TwitterConnect with Laura on FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelSubscribe to my newsletterGet your free copy of Unlock Your Money Blocks Workbook : Your step-by-step guide to unlocking your blocks to financial freedom.Disclaimer: Please remember that the information shared on this podcast does not constitute accounting, legal, tax, investment or financial advice. It’s for informational purposes only. You should seek appropriate professional advice for your specific information.
Helping Women Business Owners Achieve Prosperity: an interview with Ruchi Pinniger, Founder/CEO of Watch Her Prosper
Feb 24 2024
Helping Women Business Owners Achieve Prosperity: an interview with Ruchi Pinniger, Founder/CEO of Watch Her Prosper
Ruchi Pinniger is the founder of Watch Her Prosper™, an organization dedicated to providing the financial mentorship, support and services that women-led service-based business owners need to succeed today. Sometimes called a “financial therapist” by her clients, Ruchi is committed to helping women business owners create prosperity on all levels — so that the passion and purpose they carry on the inside matches their bank account on the outside. Ruchi shares her personal story of growing up with a single mother, the lessons she learned about money and happiness, and how her own experiences have shaped the holistic approach she now brings to her clients. She discusses her passion to aid women in understanding their financial numbers and become more successful and prosperous. Ruchi knows the role that spirituality and mindset played in helping her to achieve professional success and prosperity, and highlights the need for each one of us to listen to our own intuition and overcome fear as we navigate life's inevitable transitions. "This gift was a gift from the universe, allowing me to step back, allowing me not to be in the day to day grind and to really listen to the messages coming to me. And that was for me the biggest transformation, because when I started to listen to those messages and those gifts coming, I started to hear all these amazing, creative, talented women that talked about how they started businesses and now feel really overwhelmed by the numbers. They love what they do. They're passionate about it. They're great at it, but they have no idea about the numbers. They ignore them." - Ruchi PinnigerKey takeaways: - Notice the times when you are the most excited and happy. Ruchi, with the urging of her family, followed her mother into the finance industry. She worked first for an accounting firm, and then on Wall Street for 15 years. Yet she noticed that the moments that she was most excited and happy were when she was doing something with others, either as a mentee or mentor, or within the women’s network- Listen to the messages coming to you. Ruchi noted the importance of working with a coach who encouraged her to step back, to not be in the day-to day grind and instead to really listen to the messages coming to her. As a result, she began to meet amazing, creative, talented women who started businesses, but were overwhelmed by the numbers and could use her help.- Recognize when fear is holding you back. Ruchi was able to take a sabbatical from her corporate job on Wall Street, during which time she tried cake decorating, floral decorating, and volunteered for a non-profit. She enjoyed them all, yet, after the sabbatical ended, she found herself back in her corporate position! She recognizes now how the underlying fear of change, of not knowing, held her back. - If you try something different and it doesn't work, just keep trusting. And, it’s never too late for a change. Ruchi decided to transition to a position in human resources, thinking that it would satisfy her desire to help people. Instead, it was a terrible experience; she was miserable. Ruchi is now living her mission, providing financial mentorship to women business owners, although she didn’t start this business until she was already in her 40’s. About the guest:Ruchi Pinniger is the Founder/CEO of Watch Her Prosper®, a sought-after small business financial guide and mentor, and author of the small business finance advice column Ask Ruchi. After close to 20 years in the corporate world, primarily on Wall Street, she was called to work with women to ensure they live their most prosperous lives. Ruchi and her team at Watch Her Prosper take a holistic approach to working with their clients, providing financial guidance/business advisory, bookkeeping, and tax-time readiness, all with a twist of spirituality and mindset. Her work has served hundreds of women and has been featured in Millie Magazine, Best Self Magazine, Seema Magazine, BBC.com and on SiriusXM Karen Hunter Show. She is based in New York City and lives with her husband and incredible teenage son. Website: watchherprosper.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/watchherprosper/Free Resource: Journey to Prosperity workbook Interested in booking a free consultation? Schedule a call.Stay connected:Connect with Laura on LinkedIn@Rotters5 on TwitterConnect with Laura on FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelSubscribe to my newsletterGet your free copy of Unlock Your Money Blocks Workbook : Your step-by-step guide to unlocking your blocks to financial freedom.Disclaimer: Please remember that the information shared on this podcast does not constitute accounting, legal, tax, investment or financial advice. It’s for informational purposes only. You should seek appropriate professional advice for your specific information.
Embracing Transformation Through Nutrition: an interview with Kristin Tomlinson, Holistic Health Coach
Feb 17 2024
Embracing Transformation Through Nutrition: an interview with Kristin Tomlinson, Holistic Health Coach
Kristin Tomlinson is a Clinical Nutritionist, Holistic Coach and Certified Big Leap Coach. Kristin's mission is to help you envision a healthier, authentic life by achieving your wellness goals; embrace transformation through nutrition and conscious choices, and address challenges and prioritizing self-care for holistic well-being.Kristin shared her personal journey from yoga teacher to wellness coach, discussing how she faced uncomfortable truths about her sexuality and how she was guided by an internal unrest to find tools and practices to understand herself and make significant life changes. From yoga to nutrition, Kristen emphasizes the tie between emotional wellness and physical wellbeing. Our discussion also features insights into her financial journey and how she overcame limited resources in her youth and managed financial obstacles during her divorce and the growth of her business. Kristen shares her perspective on money, revealing how she eventually started to see it as an 'energy exchange', interconnected with the idea of abundance and wellness. Finally, she elaborates on her current roles as a wellness coach and Big Leap coach, helping clients overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.“I tend to resonate with menopausal and postmenopausal women because it is a very juicy time of life. Weight gain is usually what brings them to the door, but it's all of the other aspects of wellness and well-being that actually gets them to walk through the door, and that is managing stress, that is managing stories that we're telling ourselves, old stories, old personas that are fixed in place. So I'm now able to look at it from lots of different perspectives to help women figure out just who they want to be and where they want to go.” - Kristin TomlinsonKey takeaways: - When you begin to follow the stirrings of your heart, the universe will support you. Kristin felt an unrest and a stirring after the birth of her daughter; she felt like she was numb, just going through the motions. She found yoga and began to do some self-exploration, and realized that she had hidden from herself her whole life that she was gay. Once she embraced that fact, the universe, according to Kristin, “just laid out the whole plan” before her. - When going through a big life transition, find a space, created by a community or a teacher, where you feel safe to explore. Kristin described finding yoga, a practice that helped her learn to self-regulate, and finding a gifted teacher and community to help her express what she was feeling, rather than pushing away emotions of sadness, anger and confusion.- One thing always leads to the next, so just start where you are. Kristin studied and became a yoga teacher, teaching about eight classes a week at one point. She then began a wellness journey, which led her to massage school, which she loved, but didn’t feel quite right for her. That started her on the journey of nutrition and coaching, which led to her clinical nutrition certification, as she realized that food so often intersects with emotions and stress. Kristin recently became a Big Leap coach, incorporating new practices to help herself as well as others.About the guest: Kristin Tomlinson is a Clinical Nutritionist, Holistic Coach and Certified Big Leap Coach specializing in helping women transform their life and health through menopause and beyond. She has a 500-hour Clinical Nutrition certification and trained in a variety of holistic and integral coaching styles, most recently as a Certified Big Leap Coach through the Hendricks Foundation. She is a practitioner for Dr. Wendy Warner, an acknowledged expert in Integrative Functional Medicine. She’s been practicing and teaching yoga for over two decades and is a wife, mom, and lifelong learner.  Website: https://www.coachkristin9.com/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristin-tomlinson-76881142/Instagram: www.instagram.com/coachkristin9Email address: coach kristin9@gmail.comFree Resource: How to Compose a Healthy Meal Interested in booking a free consultation? Schedule a call.Stay connected:Connect with Laura on LinkedIn@Rotters5 on TwitterConnect with Laura on FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelSubscribe to my newsletterGet your free copy of Unlock Your Money Blocks Workbook : Your step-by-step guide to unlocking your blocks to financial freedom.Disclaimer: Please remember that the information shared on this podcast does not constitute accounting, legal, tax, investment or financial advice. It’s for informational purposes only. You should seek appropriate professional advice for your specific information.
Crafting a World Free of Burnout: an interview with Katie Santoro, founder of River City Virtual Assistants
Feb 10 2024
Crafting a World Free of Burnout: an interview with Katie Santoro, founder of River City Virtual Assistants
Katie Santoro founded River City Virtual Assistants in 2020 at the beginning of the global pandemic and at the end of a very long period of burnout. When the weight of the world feels like it's resting on your shoulders, sometimes the bravest thing you can do is set it down. That's exactly what Katie Santoro, founder of River City Virtual Assistants, teaches us through her own story of overcoming burnout and reshaping her life's priorities. Our discussion revolves around Katie's experiences navigating career paths, establishing boundaries at work, addressing burnout, and crafting a balanced life. Katie's entrepreneurial journey has led her to create a flexible, supportive work environment for her team and forge a path towards a world free from the stresses of burnout“Our mission has evolved from keeping women in the workforce to crafting world free of burnout. So we help our team members do that by allowing them to balance their caretaking and work responsibilities, and then we help our clients do the same. So entrepreneurs, solo entrepreneurs they're trying to do it all. And we believe you shouldn't have to do it all and you don't have to do it all. So we help them craft a world free of burnout by matching with one of our assistants who has the skills that they need to help them take some things off their plate.” - Katie SantoroKey takeaways: - Before going on to graduate school, see if you will actually enjoy working in the profession you’re choosing to study. Katie had assumed that she would attend graduate school in order to improve her earnings power, and started “playing” with the idea of attending law school. She decided to work at a law firm and is so glad she did because, six months later, she realized that the culture was not for her. She figures she saved herself hundreds of thousands of dollars of tuition costs!- Notice when you’re choosing the burnout. Katie described experiencing classic symptoms of burnout: gaining weight, skin breaking out, being exhausted but not sleeping. Upon further exploration, it became clear that that burnout wasn’t simply from working in an unfulfilling job. Instead, it came from having too much on her plate as she tried to find alignment by opening and managing a yoga studio while keeping her full time job! She had bought into the cultural message that she had to do it all!- Take an inventory of your skills when considering a career pivot. Running a yoga studio was no longer enjoyable for Katie, to say the least, when the pandemic hit in 2020. So, Katie took an inventory of her skills. She had worked as a paralegal for a number of years. She had litigation experience, as well as a number of  licenses and certifications on the insurance side. She put the word out that she was available to freelance, and what became River City Virtual Assistants snowballed from there!About the Guest: Katie Santoro is a burnout survivor on a mission to help others avoid the same by offering virtual assistance to business owners and busy professionals, while simultaneously creating employment for individuals who need flexibility in their work style in order to care for their families. In 2019, after a long period of burnout, Katie left her corporate job in the insurance industry to run her first business, a yoga studio. Next, came River City Virtual Assistants where she combined her years of experience in the legal and insurance industry, blended it with her experience running a small business, and began assisting clients as a freelancer. Now, she and her team of trained virtual assistants assist clients in a wide array of industries with everything from basic admin tasks to content management and website building. River City Virtual Assistants is dedicated to providing reliable, consistent, and intelligent assistance to clients and is committed to providing meaningful employment to parents and caretakers within the USA.Website: https://rivercity-va.com/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/katiesantoro/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rivercity_va/ Interested in booking a free consultation? Schedule a call.Stay connected:Connect with Laura on LinkedIn@Rotters5 on TwitterConnect with Laura on FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelSubscribe to my newsletterGet your free copy of Unlock Your Money Blocks Workbook : Your step-by-step guide to unlocking your blocks to financial freedom.Disclaimer: Please remember that the information shared on this podcast does not constitute accounting, legal, tax, investment or financial advice. It’s for informational purposes only. You should seek appropriate professional advice for your specific information.
Finding Possibility in Purpose: an interview with Julia Babij , Owner of Purpose Geek Solutions
Feb 3 2024
Finding Possibility in Purpose: an interview with Julia Babij , Owner of Purpose Geek Solutions
Julia Babij is a self-described Career Purpose Path Finder and a Soft Skills Super Trainer. Julia believes that everyone has talent and no one is truly lost in their career. She provides guidance and inspiration to facilitate change, by using tools including resume and LinkedIn profile writing, interview preparation and good old fashioned LISTENING!Julia shared her personal narrative, detailing her evolution from a blue-collar upbringing, to studying psychology and becoming a counselor, then transitioning to corporate trainer  and on to her current role, as a career coach. The personal skills that inform her work are empathy, active listening, and a love of helping people become their best selves. Julia has been a leader, a manager, a mentor and a team builder,  and in each role her theme has been to help people see the strengths that they themselves are unable to see."I have a job to do when I'm working with people and it's: Do you feel safe enough to be open and share, and do you feel safe enough to say out loud what you want? Because I want to hear you say what you want. And at a certain point in my career, I realized that I had affected people over the course of time that I was like: I would like to do this on my own."- Julia BabijKey takeaways: - Before you make a large financial commitment, make sure it’s something you truly want to be doing. Julia was considering studying for her Masters in Counseling. Before she made the financial commitment towards her graduate education, she worked for 3 years with a non-profit that provided mental health counseling. She wanted to be certain that it was in a field that she was going to solidly choose as a long term career.- Recognize how the skills you’ve developed in previous roles are applicable to your next position.  According to Julia, active listening was a big part of her skill set as a counselor. She had to listen for tone of voice. She had to listen for what clients were asking - and what they weren’t asking! She had to explain a concept one way for one client , and then another way for a different client. Those principles, those soft skills, were transferable as she took on the new role of corporate trainer, and then to her current role as career coach. - Your gut knows. Julia shared that one of her life goals is to follow her gut more. She described enjoying her years in a corporate training role, and then knowing in her gut that it was time to leave and go back to the nonprofit world, with good grace, pride, and the knowledge that she had contributed all that she could contribute. Julia listened to her gut again when, several years later, she left her leadership training role to start her own practice as a career coach and consultant. About the guest: A mentor. A soft skills trainer. A leader. A take-it-on, roll-up-your-sleeves and build-it-from-the-ground-up innovator. Julia been all of these and more in her career under the guidance of amazing mentors. Now it's her turn to find solutions and help YOU feel empowered to choose your career path. She believes everyone has talent and no one is truly lost in their career; perhaps they just need a little guidance and inspiration to see what they cannot see. That's where Julia the Purpose Geek comes in!Website: https://www.yourpurposegeek.comLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/purposegeekEmail address: julia@yourpurposegeek.comYouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@coacheswellbeingkitchenSchedule a free "get to know you" meeting: https://calendly.com/yourpurposegeek/30min Interested in booking a free consultation? Schedule a call.Stay connected:Connect with Laura on LinkedIn@Rotters5 on TwitterConnect with Laura on FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelSubscribe to my newsletterGet your free copy of Unlock Your Money Blocks Workbook : Your step-by-step guide to unlocking your blocks to financial freedom.Disclaimer: Please remember that the information shared on this podcast does not constitute accounting, legal, tax, investment or financial advice. It’s for informational purposes only. You should seek appropriate professional advice for your specific information.
Empowering Leaders to Manifest their Dreams: an interview with Claire Brown Kohler of We Empower Leaders
Jan 27 2024
Empowering Leaders to Manifest their Dreams: an interview with Claire Brown Kohler of We Empower Leaders
Claire Brown Kohler is a transformative business coach and leadership trainer, who enjoys working with her clients to set goals, determine priorities and plan strategies. She brings 30+ years of executive level corporate business experience to her work, including growing her previous company to millions of dollars of sales, and managing hundreds of staff and volunteers. Claire empowers her clients to scale up with more direction and greater joy!Claire shared that she grew up as the oldest of three sisters, with a  father who had high expectations of her. He instilled a positive "operating system" within her, a "yesness" to life, which she retains to this day. Claire graduated from college as an anthropology major. To her father's dismay, her first job was selling popcorn in a movie theater! She eventually ended up owning the movie theater and, together with her partner, expanding the company over several decades into catalog and online sales, retail stores, film festivals and film distribution. Claire's father was an early investor in the company and, as you might imagine, was quite proud of what she accomplished!After selling the company to a strategic partner for millions of dollars in 2014, Claire found herself drawn to business coaching. As she describes it, she's never been more excited about what she's doing: working with business owners as their strategic partner, their thinking partner, their accountability coach and their cheerleader so they can build stronger organizations."I can honestly say all my clients are making more money. I can honestly say that the people that I coach in leadership improve their leadership skills and, and I'm passionate about helping people become better leaders,  which starts with you. The hardest person to lead is yourself. So I really believe that you have to start looking at, whether you're leading yourself or you're leading a team of people, you really need to look at who you're being in life." Claire Brown KohlerKey takeaways: - Know the value of strategic relationships. One of Claire’s core principles is intentional relationships. She shared that she was introduced to the man who would later become her business partner by an usher at a movie theater, who recognized her after she saw the film Harold and Maude twice! This introduction led to a 33 year relationship that culminated in the successful sale of the company to a strategic partner. - Recognize the power of working as a team. Claire still has tremendous admiration for the team she worked with for 33 years, noting it was devoid of politics, supportive and collaborative. Quoting the Entrepreneurial Operating System (“EOS”),  Claire shared that she, as the Chief Operating Officer, was the integrator while the CEO was the visionary. In other words, everyone on a team has a unique role to play in the organization. - Anticipate the future. Claire’s previous business evolved from a repertory cinema company to catalog and online sales, retail stores, film festivals and film distribution. The industry underwent a tremendous amount of technological change during this time. In her current coaching practice, Claire considers strategic planning to be a critical aspect of running a business and encourages her clients to stay current on shifts in their industry and to  “begin with the end in mind.” - We bring about what we visualize. Claire worked with a law of attraction coach in 2013 and attributes the successful sale of her former business in 2014 to her belief that abundance was possible. Coupled, of course, with the hard work that she and the CEO put in to make the sale happen. Claire shared the story of how she has helped clients achieve their visions. About the guest: Claire Brown Kohler is a Business Coach, Public Speaker, and Leadership Trainer. As the owner of We Empower Leaders, she focuses on guiding leaders and business owners to address themselves and their teams with empathy, insight, passion, and an inspired vision for the future.  With over 30 years of executive-level corporate leadership and business experience, she inspires people to achieve more, earn more, and produce more – with intentionality. Her clients are business owners looking to take their business to the next level or struggling with challenges and changes. Her leadership training focuses on the importance of Personal Development, Emotional Intelligence, and Strategic Goal Setting. Email address: claire@weempowerleaders.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/WeEmpowerLeadersLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clairebkohler/Website: https://www.weempowerleaders.com/Free resources: Goals and Vision Worksheet Limiting Beliefs WorksheetReach out to Claire for a free consultation. Interested in booking a free consultation? Schedule a call.Stay connected:Connect with Laura on LinkedIn@Rotters5 on TwitterConnect with Laura on FacebookSubscribe to my YouTube channelSubscribe to my newsletterGet your free copy of Unlock Your Money Blocks Workbook : Your step-by-step guide to unlocking your blocks to financial freedom.Disclaimer: Please remember that the information shared on this podcast does not constitute accounting, legal, tax, investment or financial advice. It’s for informational purposes only. You should seek appropriate professional advice for your specific information.