The Feminine Founder

Caroline Pennington

Hi and welcome to The Feminine Founder!

I’m your host Caroline, a former corporate executive search recruiter turned LinkedIn Expert & someone who has passion for empowering & supporting women with entrepreneurial ventures.

On this podcast, you’ll hear from women sharing their stories and unpacking exactly how they did it in their business because we believe that as curious & ambitious women we can ALL learn from one another and to be inspired!

Every week you’ll hear from entrepreneurs and workplace experts and no matter the size of your organization- you’ll gain insight and knowledge to help support you in your journey too!

So happy you’re here! Now let’s dive in!

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80: {Interview} Maximizing Business Value through Clean Books with Stephanie Vokral, CFP®, AIF®, CDFA®
2d ago
80: {Interview} Maximizing Business Value through Clean Books with Stephanie Vokral, CFP®, AIF®, CDFA®
Are you mixing your personal and business finances together? We've all been there, but the reality is that things can get messy quick. In this conversation, Stephanie Vokral discusses the importance of planning for exiting a business. She emphasizes the need for business owners to work with a certified financial planner and a certified exit planning analyst to ensure a holistic approach. Stephanie explains that it is crucial to start planning for an exit several years in advance, with a minimum of five years but potentially up to 10 years depending on the industry. Stephanie addresses the complexities of selling a business during a divorce and the need for prenuptial or postnuptial agreements to protect business assets.TakeawaysWorking with a certified financial planner and a certified exit planning analyst is crucial for a holistic approach to exiting a business.Planning for an exit should start several years in advance, with a minimum of five years but potentially up to 10 years depending on the industry.Keeping clean books and separating personal and business finances is important for maximizing the value of a business.Selling a business during a divorce can be complex, and prenuptial or postnuptial agreements can help protect business assets.Stephanie is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and has extensive training in the areas of investments, risk management, estate planning, tax planning, education planning, and retirement planning. As a financial planner, she answers her clients’ financial questions. How do I not run out of money when I’m older? When should I take Social Security? Can I afford to be my parents’ caregiver or is there a better way? Is my spouse’s divorce proposal a fair settlement to me?She has also completed a specialized educational program in professional divorce analysis to earn the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®) credential. Start your podcast today!Interested in starting a podcast, but don't know where to start? Check out Riverside.fm. It's easy! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.LINKS TO FREEBIES BELOW: WEEKLY NEWSLETTER where I share all the tips and tricks on how to grow your LinkedIn account HERE WAIT LIST for Ladies that Link Membership HERE ABOUT THE HOST: Former Executive Search Recruiter turned LinkedIn Expert & Entrepreneur. I'm here to show you that you can do it too! After 15 years of working in Corporate, I knew that I was no longer serving my purpose. There was this tiny voice inside of me saying "you were made for more" and I couldn't ignore it any longer. In 2021 I launched ChilledVino, my patented wine product and in 2023 I launched The Feminine Founder.This podcast is a supportive and inclusive community where I interview and bring women together that are fellow entrepreneurs and workplace experts. We believe in sharing our stories, unpacking exactly how we did it and talking through the mindset shifts needed to achieve great things.Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE and follow the podcast page HERE IG @cpennington55 Buy ChilledVino HERE I'm so happy you are here!! Thanks for listening!!!
79: {Interview} Building Wealth: A Priority for Women with Stephanie Vokral, CFP®, AIF®, CDFA®
4d ago
79: {Interview} Building Wealth: A Priority for Women with Stephanie Vokral, CFP®, AIF®, CDFA®
Are you proactively planning for your financial future? This is a question every women should be asking themselves because the reality is that life throws us curveballs that sometimes we aren't expecting and having a sound and secure financial plan can help soften the blow. Today I have Stephanie Vokral  CFP®, AIF®, CDFA® with me.  Stephanie, a wealth manager at Investra, discusses the importance of keeping personal and business financial records separate, as well as the need to plan for life-changing events like death, disability, and divorce. She emphasizes the importance of women building wealth and preparing for their financial future.  TakeawaysKeep personal and business financial records separate for better organization and liability purposes.Plan for life-changing events like death, disability, and divorce by addressing risk management and having the right financial documents in place.Women should prioritize building wealth to secure their financial future, as divorce and widowhood can significantly impact household income.Start investing as early as possible and work with a financial planner to understand your risk tolerance and create a diversified investment strategy.Stephanie is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and has extensive training in the areas of investments, risk management, estate planning, tax planning, education planning, and retirement planning. As a financial planner, she answers her clients’ financial questions. How do I not run out of money when I’m older? When should I take Social Security? Can I afford to be my parents’ caregiver or is there a better way? Is my spouse’s divorce proposal a fair settlement to me?She has also completed a specialized educational program in professional divorce analysis to earn the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®) credential.More on Stephanie More on ChilledVino HERE https://chilledvino.com/Start your podcast today!Interested in starting a podcast, but don't know where to start? Check out Riverside.fm. It's easy! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.LINKS TO FREEBIES BELOW: WEEKLY NEWSLETTER where I share all the tips and tricks on how to grow your LinkedIn account HERE WAIT LIST for Ladies that Link Membership HERE ABOUT THE HOST: Former Executive Search Recruiter turned LinkedIn Expert & Entrepreneur. I'm here to show you that you can do it too! After 15 years of working in Corporate, I knew that I was no longer serving my purpose. There was this tiny voice inside of me saying "you were made for more" and I couldn't ignore it any longer. In 2021 I launched ChilledVino, my patented wine product and in 2023 I launched The Feminine Founder.This podcast is a supportive and inclusive community where I interview and bring women together that are fellow entrepreneurs and workplace experts. We believe in sharing our stories, unpacking exactly how we did it and talking through the mindset shifts needed to achieve great things.Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE and follow the podcast page HERE IG @cpennington55 Buy ChilledVino HERE I'm so happy you are here!! Thanks for listening!!!
78: {Pep Talk} Overcoming Fear
Jul 11 2024
78: {Pep Talk} Overcoming Fear
Have you ever had that inner voice inside of you rear it's head pulling you in another direction than where you are currently going? Maybe it's to pursue another job, or start a business, or start being active on social media or start a podcast or maybe it's something in your personal life. Either way, fear is what typically holds us back. And at the end of the day, fear is just a 4 letter word. In today's shorty episode, I am here to encourage you that whatever it is that you are being called to do- do it!!! Don't let fear hold you back! If you loved this episode, share on social media and tag me. Also, don't forget to subscribe by clicking the button below!Start your podcast today!Interested in starting a podcast, but don't know where to start? Check out Riverside.fm. It's easy! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.LINKS TO FREEBIES BELOW: WEEKLY NEWSLETTER where I share all the tips and tricks on how to grow your LinkedIn account HERE WAIT LIST for Ladies that Link Membership HERE ABOUT THE HOST: Former Executive Search Recruiter turned LinkedIn Expert & Entrepreneur. I'm here to show you that you can do it too! After 15 years of working in Corporate, I knew that I was no longer serving my purpose. There was this tiny voice inside of me saying "you were made for more" and I couldn't ignore it any longer. In 2021 I launched ChilledVino, my patented wine product and in 2023 I launched The Feminine Founder.This podcast is a supportive and inclusive community where I interview and bring women together that are fellow entrepreneurs and workplace experts. We believe in sharing our stories, unpacking exactly how we did it and talking through the mindset shifts needed to achieve great things.Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE and follow the podcast page HERE IG @cpennington55 Buy ChilledVino HERE I'm so happy you are here!! Thanks for listening!!!
77: {Interview} The Power of Style: Shaping Confidence and Success with Estelle Winsett, JD
Jul 9 2024
77: {Interview} The Power of Style: Shaping Confidence and Success with Estelle Winsett, JD
Have you ever looked into your closet and automatically your mood went south because you feel like you have nothing to wear? Me too!Today I have a Professional Stylist with me. Estelle Winsett, a former attorney turned entrepreneur and personal stylist for female attorneys, shares her journey of discovering the power of style and its impact on confidence and professional success. She emphasizes the importance of dressing for success, representing yourself online, and building a versatile wardrobe. Estelle's work focuses on empowering women to feel confident and express their professional identity through style.TakeawaysThe power of style in shaping confidence and professional successThe importance of representing oneself professionally onlineBuilding a versatile and empowering wardrobeEmbracing body positivity and empowering women through styleMore on Estelle Winsett HERE and you can connect with her directly on LinkedIn HERE Start your podcast today!Interested in starting a podcast, but don't know where to start? Check out Riverside.fm. It's easy! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.LINKS TO FREEBIES BELOW: WEEKLY NEWSLETTER where I share all the tips and tricks on how to grow your LinkedIn account HERE WAIT LIST for Ladies that Link Membership HERE ABOUT THE HOST: Former Executive Search Recruiter turned LinkedIn Expert & Entrepreneur. I'm here to show you that you can do it too! After 15 years of working in Corporate, I knew that I was no longer serving my purpose. There was this tiny voice inside of me saying "you were made for more" and I couldn't ignore it any longer. In 2021 I launched ChilledVino, my patented wine product and in 2023 I launched The Feminine Founder.This podcast is a supportive and inclusive community where I interview and bring women together that are fellow entrepreneurs and workplace experts. We believe in sharing our stories, unpacking exactly how we did it and talking through the mindset shifts needed to achieve great things.Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE and follow the podcast page HERE IG @cpennington55 Buy ChilledVino HERE I'm so happy you are here!! Thanks for listening!!!
76: {Interview} Humanizing Your Brand with Marina Byezhanova
Jul 2 2024
76: {Interview} Humanizing Your Brand with Marina Byezhanova
Have you ever wondered about the power behind personal branding? It's one of my favorite topics and one that we dive more into today! Marina Byezhanova, the founder of Brand of a Leader, discusses the importance of personal branding and how to establish a personal brand. She emphasizes that personal branding is rooted in introspection and understanding oneself better. By developing a personal brand, individuals can increase opportunities and have more visibility. Marina also distinguishes between a personal brand and a professional brand, highlighting that a personal brand is an expression of who a person is, while a professional brand focuses on what they do. She advises starting the personal branding process with introspection and self-awareness, and recommends choosing one platform to establish a presence before expanding to others. Marina provides insights on creating thought leadership content on LinkedIn and the importance of humanizing one's brand. She suggests outsourcing content creation when it becomes unsustainable for individuals to maintain consistency. TakeawaysPersonal branding is a process rooted in introspection and understanding oneself better.A personal brand is an expression of who a person is, while a professional brand focuses on what they do.Start the personal branding process with introspection and self-awareness.Choose one platform to establish a presence before expanding to others.Create thought leadership content on LinkedIn and humanize your brand.Consider outsourcing content creation when it becomes unsustainable to maintain consistency.More on Brand of a Leader HERE and you can connect with Marina on LinkedIn HERE Support the Show.LINKS TO FREEBIES BELOW: WEEKLY NEWSLETTER where I share all the tips and tricks on how to grow your LinkedIn account HERE WAIT LIST for Ladies that Link Membership HERE ABOUT THE HOST: Former Executive Search Recruiter turned LinkedIn Expert & Entrepreneur. I'm here to show you that you can do it too! After 15 years of working in Corporate, I knew that I was no longer serving my purpose. There was this tiny voice inside of me saying "you were made for more" and I couldn't ignore it any longer. In 2021 I launched ChilledVino, my patented wine product and in 2023 I launched The Feminine Founder.This podcast is a supportive and inclusive community where I interview and bring women together that are fellow entrepreneurs and workplace experts. We believe in sharing our stories, unpacking exactly how we did it and talking through the mindset shifts needed to achieve great things.Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE and follow the podcast page HERE IG @cpennington55 Buy ChilledVino HERE I'm so happy you are here!! Thanks for listening!!!
75: {Pep Talk} Maximizing Visibility on LinkedIn
Jun 27 2024
75: {Pep Talk} Maximizing Visibility on LinkedIn
Are you a LinkedIn Lurker? If you have created a LinkedIn account, but only log on to look at what other people are doing or scroll.... you my friend are a lurker. This episode was recorded to encourage you to start taking action and get active on the platform because there is so much magic happening on LinkedIn! LinkedIn has evolved into a platform for creators to build their personal brand and grow their business. It offers less competition compared to Facebook or Instagram. The visibility on LinkedIn is high, with only 1% of people posting content. The platform has become more than just a professional networking site, with features like LinkedIn Lives and audio events. Engage on LinkedIn by optimizing your profile, connect with others and start liking/commenting on posts. It can lead to so much visibility for you and your business, so what are you waiting for? TakeawaysLinkedIn is no longer just a platform for job seekers and recruiters, but a place for creators and business owners to build their personal brand and grow their business.With only 1% of people posting content on LinkedIn, there is less competition compared to other social media platforms.LinkedIn offers features like LinkedIn Lives and audio events, making it more than just a professional networking site.Start your podcast today!Interested in starting a podcast, but don't know where to start? Check out Riverside.fm. It's easy! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.LINKS TO FREEBIES BELOW: WEEKLY NEWSLETTER where I share all the tips and tricks on how to grow your LinkedIn account HERE WAIT LIST for Ladies that Link Membership HERE ABOUT THE HOST: Former Executive Search Recruiter turned LinkedIn Expert & Entrepreneur. I'm here to show you that you can do it too! After 15 years of working in Corporate, I knew that I was no longer serving my purpose. There was this tiny voice inside of me saying "you were made for more" and I couldn't ignore it any longer. In 2021 I launched ChilledVino, my patented wine product and in 2023 I launched The Feminine Founder.This podcast is a supportive and inclusive community where I interview and bring women together that are fellow entrepreneurs and workplace experts. We believe in sharing our stories, unpacking exactly how we did it and talking through the mindset shifts needed to achieve great things.Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE and follow the podcast page HERE IG @cpennington55 Buy ChilledVino HERE I'm so happy you are here!! Thanks for listening!!!
74: {Interview} The Power of Authenticity on Social Media with Shelby Clement
Jun 25 2024
74: {Interview} The Power of Authenticity on Social Media with Shelby Clement
Are you overwhelmed with trying to figure out how to use social media to grow your business online? Today I have the social media queen and expert Shelby Clement with me! Shelby shares her journey from corporate America to entrepreneurship and the importance of authenticity on social media. She emphasizes the need to show up as your authentic self and humanize your brand to set yourself apart. Shelby also discusses her upcoming launch of a membership program that helps businesses post consistent content on social media. She encourages people to embrace imperfection and stop striving for perfection. If you own a business and use social media to help promote your offers, services or products this episode is a must listen! TakeawaysEmbrace authenticity and show up as your true self on social media to set yourself apart from competitors.Humanize your brand by sharing your values, mission, and non-negotiables to connect with your audience.Failure and fear are opportunities for growth and pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone.Stop striving for perfection and embrace imperfection to be relatable and memorable.Trust and collaboration with clients are key to success in marketing and social media management.Shelby Clement - Louisiana native, wife to a total stud, and momma bear to two little tikes. Oh, and did I mention she's also a kick-ass entrepreneur? She's all about helping small businesses crush it in the social media game.​So, if you're ready to level up your social media presence, you've come to the right place. Her team is all about killer content, strategic planning, and mad SEO skills. They will make your biz shine onlineRegister for her webinar HERE More on SCM Marketing HERE IG: @itsshelbyclementStart your podcast today!Interested in starting a podcast, but don't know where to start? Check out Riverside.fm. It's easy! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.LINKS TO FREEBIES BELOW: WEEKLY NEWSLETTER where I share all the tips and tricks on how to grow your LinkedIn account HERE WAIT LIST for Ladies that Link Membership HERE ABOUT THE HOST: Former Executive Search Recruiter turned LinkedIn Expert & Entrepreneur. I'm here to show you that you can do it too! After 15 years of working in Corporate, I knew that I was no longer serving my purpose. There was this tiny voice inside of me saying "you were made for more" and I couldn't ignore it any longer. In 2021 I launched ChilledVino, my patented wine product and in 2023 I launched The Feminine Founder.This podcast is a supportive and inclusive community where I interview and bring women together that are fellow entrepreneurs and workplace experts. We believe in sharing our stories, unpacking exactly how we did it and talking through the mindset shifts needed to achieve great things.Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE and follow the podcast page HERE IG @cpennington55 Buy ChilledVino HERE I'm so happy you are here!! Thanks for listening!!!
73: {Solo} The Journey of Creating ChilledVino
Jun 20 2024
73: {Solo} The Journey of Creating ChilledVino
Did you know that I'm the Founder and creator of a wine drinkware product called ChilledVino? Today I share my journey of inventing ChilledVino, my patented wine drinkware product that keeps beverages cold for hours. I talk about the inspiration behind the product and the challenges faced in bringing it to life. I emphasize the importance of having a supportive partner and hiring the right professionals, such as a mechanical engineer, manufacturing partners, marketing companies and a CPA. I also talk through the challenges of what it looked like bringing a product to life in the middle of a pandemic! TakeawaysCreating a product from an idea to physical creation is a challenging and expensive process.Having a supportive partner and hiring the right professionals is crucial.Prototyping and testing are essential to ensure the functionality and aesthetics of the product.Finding a manufacturer and navigating legal contracts can be difficult.Dealing with shipping and warehousing issues can present additional challenges.ChilledVino has been featured in television segments & magazines and I wouldn't change it for the world!  You can purchase ChilledVino HERE or on Amazon HEREStart your podcast today!Interested in starting a podcast, but don't know where to start? Check out Riverside.fm. It's easy! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.LINKS TO FREEBIES BELOW: WEEKLY NEWSLETTER where I share all the tips and tricks on how to grow your LinkedIn account HERE WAIT LIST for Ladies that Link Membership HERE ABOUT THE HOST: Former Executive Search Recruiter turned LinkedIn Expert & Entrepreneur. I'm here to show you that you can do it too! After 15 years of working in Corporate, I knew that I was no longer serving my purpose. There was this tiny voice inside of me saying "you were made for more" and I couldn't ignore it any longer. In 2021 I launched ChilledVino, my patented wine product and in 2023 I launched The Feminine Founder.This podcast is a supportive and inclusive community where I interview and bring women together that are fellow entrepreneurs and workplace experts. We believe in sharing our stories, unpacking exactly how we did it and talking through the mindset shifts needed to achieve great things.Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE and follow the podcast page HERE IG @cpennington55 Buy ChilledVino HERE I'm so happy you are here!! Thanks for listening!!!
72: {Interview} Navigating Your Business and Finding Your Mission and Vision with Brittany Burnham
Jun 18 2024
72: {Interview} Navigating Your Business and Finding Your Mission and Vision with Brittany Burnham
Ready to start your health and wellness journey? Look no further than this conversation today!  I have with fitness empire owner and Momboss Brittany Burnham! Brittany is the CEO and Founder of Hitt with Britt and PWR- Power, Wellness and Recovery- located in Albany, NY. Brittany  shares her journey from being a single parent in an abusive relationship to becoming a successful entrepreneur and mindset coach. She started her fitness empire in her mom's backyard and grew it to over 100 members before getting a facility. Brittany emphasizes the importance of mindset, resilience, and adaptability in entrepreneurship. She also discusses the significance of prioritizing health and wellness and the impact it has on all aspects of life. Brittany is passionate about working with moms and entrepreneurs, helping them navigate their businesses and find their mission and vision.TakeawaysMindset, resilience, and adaptability are crucial for success in entrepreneurship.Prioritizing health and wellness is essential for overall well-being and success in all areas of life.Finding a supportive community and surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals is important for personal and professional growth.Understanding your identity, strengths, and values is key to navigating your business and finding your mission and vision.Brittany is now a mindset coach, Podcast Host of the Momboss Maximizer and event host. More on PWR HERE. You can connect with Brittany on LinkedIn HERE and on Instagram @brittany.burnham Start your podcast today!Interested in starting a podcast, but don't know where to start? Check out Riverside.fm. It's easy! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.LINKS TO FREEBIES BELOW: WEEKLY NEWSLETTER where I share all the tips and tricks on how to grow your LinkedIn account HERE WAIT LIST for Ladies that Link Membership HERE ABOUT THE HOST: Former Executive Search Recruiter turned LinkedIn Expert & Entrepreneur. I'm here to show you that you can do it too! After 15 years of working in Corporate, I knew that I was no longer serving my purpose. There was this tiny voice inside of me saying "you were made for more" and I couldn't ignore it any longer. In 2021 I launched ChilledVino, my patented wine product and in 2023 I launched The Feminine Founder.This podcast is a supportive and inclusive community where I interview and bring women together that are fellow entrepreneurs and workplace experts. We believe in sharing our stories, unpacking exactly how we did it and talking through the mindset shifts needed to achieve great things.Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE and follow the podcast page HERE IG @cpennington55 Buy ChilledVino HERE I'm so happy you are here!! Thanks for listening!!!
71: {Solo} The Importance of Financial Planning and Protection
Jun 13 2024
71: {Solo} The Importance of Financial Planning and Protection
Do you hate talking about Finances? I've been there and have had to learn how to embrace those conversations both at home and in business! Today's conversation is about the importance of financial planning and protection in the face of life's uncertainties such as death, disability, and divorce. I share my personal experience with being previously divorced (now happily remarried) and being temporarily disabled last year due to an accident. The conversation highlights the significance of discussing and addressing these topics, despite the stigma surrounding them.Support the Show.LINKS TO FREEBIES BELOW: WEEKLY NEWSLETTER where I share all the tips and tricks on how to grow your LinkedIn account HERE WAIT LIST for Ladies that Link Membership HERE ABOUT THE HOST: Former Executive Search Recruiter turned LinkedIn Expert & Entrepreneur. I'm here to show you that you can do it too! After 15 years of working in Corporate, I knew that I was no longer serving my purpose. There was this tiny voice inside of me saying "you were made for more" and I couldn't ignore it any longer. In 2021 I launched ChilledVino, my patented wine product and in 2023 I launched The Feminine Founder.This podcast is a supportive and inclusive community where I interview and bring women together that are fellow entrepreneurs and workplace experts. We believe in sharing our stories, unpacking exactly how we did it and talking through the mindset shifts needed to achieve great things.Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE and follow the podcast page HERE IG @cpennington55 Buy ChilledVino HERE I'm so happy you are here!! Thanks for listening!!!
70: {Interview} Empowering Female Lawyers: Building a Supportive Network with Erin Gerner
Jun 11 2024
70: {Interview} Empowering Female Lawyers: Building a Supportive Network with Erin Gerner
Have you ever woken up one day and decided that you wanted to do something else professionally other than what you previously had been doing? I know I certainly have an so did this powerhouse of a human being! Today I have Erin Gerner with me. Erin,  founder of Powerhouse Lawyers, shares her journey from practicing law to creating a community for female lawyers. She discusses the importance of finding alignment with your values and priorities, taking small action steps, and seeking mentorship and community support. Erin emphasizes the power of creating spaces where women can come together, support each other, and empower one another. She encourages listeners to choose their heart and make intentional decisions that align with their dreams. Erin's ultimate goal is to foster community and provide resources for female lawyers to feel empowered and have options.TakeawaysGet clear on what you really want and what is important to you.Take small action steps and build your confidence muscle.Seek mentorship and connect with a community of like-minded individuals.Choose your heart and make intentional decisions that align with your dreams.Create spaces where women can come together, support each other, and empower one another.Erin Gerner is a former practicing lawyer turned coach and advocate for women in the legal profession. She is on a mission to help women combat overwhelm, realign careers with values and priorities, and foster a sense of community among law-minded women.Erin experienced the all-too-familiar feelings of defeat, lack of support, and expendability that many women in the legal world grapple with. Rather than accepting these as inevitable, Erin made the courageous decision to step away from her legal practice and chart her own path.Over the past decade, Erin has immersed herself in the secrets of success, and is dedicated to helping fellow legal professionals overcome obstacles,Start your podcast today!Interested in starting a podcast, but don't know where to start? Check out Riverside.fm. It's easy! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.LINKS TO FREEBIES BELOW: WEEKLY NEWSLETTER where I share all the tips and tricks on how to grow your LinkedIn account HERE WAIT LIST for Ladies that Link Membership HERE ABOUT THE HOST: Former Executive Search Recruiter turned LinkedIn Expert & Entrepreneur. I'm here to show you that you can do it too! After 15 years of working in Corporate, I knew that I was no longer serving my purpose. There was this tiny voice inside of me saying "you were made for more" and I couldn't ignore it any longer. In 2021 I launched ChilledVino, my patented wine product and in 2023 I launched The Feminine Founder.This podcast is a supportive and inclusive community where I interview and bring women together that are fellow entrepreneurs and workplace experts. We believe in sharing our stories, unpacking exactly how we did it and talking through the mindset shifts needed to achieve great things.Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE and follow the podcast page HERE IG @cpennington55 Buy ChilledVino HERE I'm so happy you are here!! Thanks for listening!!!
68: {Interview} Investing in Oneself for Growth and Success with Christina Lecuyer
Jun 4 2024
68: {Interview} Investing in Oneself for Growth and Success with Christina Lecuyer
Have you ever wondered how to move the needle when it comes to creating a better life for yourself? I know I certainly have! Investing in yourself is the ticket to creating a better life for yourself.  In today's episode, Christina Lecuyer and I talk through mindset, confidence and steps you can take to create the life of your dreams. Christina shares her journey from seeking external validation to finding true happiness and confidence. She emphasizes the importance of personal development and mindset in achieving success. Christina believes that confidence is like a muscle that gets stronger with use and that hard work and a positive mental attitude are key to leveling up. She also discusses the correlation between confidence and success, the value of investing in oneself, and the balance between confidence and cockiness. TakeawaysConfidence is like a muscle that gets stronger the more you use it.Hard work and a positive mental attitude are key to achieving success.Making decisions that align with your values and lead to a fulfilling life is essential.Christina Lecuyer (@bechristina)Voted one of the Top Confidence coaches in 2020, Former Professional Golfer and TV host, Christina Lecuyer now works with an extensive list of clientele from around the world - including small business owners, entrepreneurs, and Wallstreet CEOs. After years of battling low self-confidence, an eating disorder, and tying her worth to external validation, Christina has created what she refers to as “the best life ever” which includes a multi six figure business coaching clients from around the world. Through her signature “Decision, Faith & Action” framework Christina has helped 1000’s of clients curate their own “best life ever” which for many of her clients include multi 6 and 7 figure businesses.Christina is one of only a handful of coaches that specializes specifically in building confidence using a 1-1 coaching modelStart your podcast today!Interested in starting a podcast, but don't know where to start? Check out Riverside.fm. It's easy! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.LINKS TO FREEBIES BELOW: WEEKLY NEWSLETTER where I share all the tips and tricks on how to grow your LinkedIn account HERE WAIT LIST for Ladies that Link Membership HERE ABOUT THE HOST: Former Executive Search Recruiter turned LinkedIn Expert & Entrepreneur. I'm here to show you that you can do it too! After 15 years of working in Corporate, I knew that I was no longer serving my purpose. There was this tiny voice inside of me saying "you were made for more" and I couldn't ignore it any longer. In 2021 I launched ChilledVino, my patented wine product and in 2023 I launched The Feminine Founder.This podcast is a supportive and inclusive community where I interview and bring women together that are fellow entrepreneurs and workplace experts. We believe in sharing our stories, unpacking exactly how we did it and talking through the mindset shifts needed to achieve great things.Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE and follow the podcast page HERE IG @cpennington55 Buy ChilledVino HERE I'm so happy you are here!! Thanks for listening!!!
67: {Spoiler Alert} More info on Ladies that Link
May 30 2024
67: {Spoiler Alert} More info on Ladies that Link
Want to know more about Ladies that Link? I'm here to share all of the things! In this episode, I go more in depth into what exactly to expect when Ladies that Link launches on June 10th! I am so excited to offer this membership program and can't wait to see you there! Join the waitlist HERE to be the first to know when it goes LIVE!!I cannot wait to see you there!! Let's goooooo!Start your podcast today!Interested in starting a podcast, but don't know where to start? Check out Riverside.fm. It's easy! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.LINKS TO FREEBIES BELOW: WEEKLY NEWSLETTER where I share all the tips and tricks on how to grow your LinkedIn account HERE WAIT LIST for Ladies that Link Membership HERE ABOUT THE HOST: Former Executive Search Recruiter turned LinkedIn Expert & Entrepreneur. I'm here to show you that you can do it too! After 15 years of working in Corporate, I knew that I was no longer serving my purpose. There was this tiny voice inside of me saying "you were made for more" and I couldn't ignore it any longer. In 2021 I launched ChilledVino, my patented wine product and in 2023 I launched The Feminine Founder.This podcast is a supportive and inclusive community where I interview and bring women together that are fellow entrepreneurs and workplace experts. We believe in sharing our stories, unpacking exactly how we did it and talking through the mindset shifts needed to achieve great things.Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE and follow the podcast page HERE IG @cpennington55 Buy ChilledVino HERE I'm so happy you are here!! Thanks for listening!!!
66: {Interview} Bringing a Physical Product to Life with Leslie Danford
May 28 2024
66: {Interview} Bringing a Physical Product to Life with Leslie Danford
Have you ever wondered how to turn an idea into a physical product? I'm here to tell you it is no easy task! Today I have Leslie Danford with me. Leslie is the Founder and CEO of Vita Minis, sharing her journey of starting a functional food and beverage company for families. She discusses the incremental process of developing the idea, finding a co-manufacturer, and launching the product. Leslie also talks about the challenges of competing with big companies in the health food industry and the importance of targeting leading-edge consumers. She emphasizes the need for a clean, easy, and effective product that tastes good. We talk trough the benefits of Vita Minis and how they can be consumed. We also unpack strategy of bringing a product to both retail and direct-to-consumer sales.TakeawaysStarting a business is an incremental process that involves developing ideas, conducting research, and finding the right partners.Competing with big companies in the health food industry requires targeting leading-edge consumers and offering a clean, easy, and effective product.Vita Minis provides a convenient and guilt-free way to meet nutritional needs with its functional food and beverage products.The products can be consumed in various ways and offer benefits such as immune support and gut health.A successful sales strategy involves a combination of retail and direct-to-consumer channels.More on Vita Minis HERE Start your podcast today!Interested in starting a podcast, but don't know where to start? Check out Riverside.fm. It's easy! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.LINKS TO FREEBIES BELOW: WEEKLY NEWSLETTER where I share all the tips and tricks on how to grow your LinkedIn account HERE WAIT LIST for Ladies that Link Membership HERE ABOUT THE HOST: Former Executive Search Recruiter turned LinkedIn Expert & Entrepreneur. I'm here to show you that you can do it too! After 15 years of working in Corporate, I knew that I was no longer serving my purpose. There was this tiny voice inside of me saying "you were made for more" and I couldn't ignore it any longer. In 2021 I launched ChilledVino, my patented wine product and in 2023 I launched The Feminine Founder.This podcast is a supportive and inclusive community where I interview and bring women together that are fellow entrepreneurs and workplace experts. We believe in sharing our stories, unpacking exactly how we did it and talking through the mindset shifts needed to achieve great things.Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE and follow the podcast page HERE IG @cpennington55 Buy ChilledVino HERE I'm so happy you are here!! Thanks for listening!!!
65: {New Program Alert} Ladies that Link
May 23 2024
65: {New Program Alert} Ladies that Link
Are you someone who is wanting to deepen your connections with other women on this platform and be part of a community? Building community is everything and I decided to create a membership program that would help further connections on here but I wanted to teach everything that I've learned about starting and growing an active LinkedIn account and how I can transform your life professionally. Ladies that Link is launching in June and I'm so excited to go on this journey with you! My mission is to bring together women who are ready to start their LinkedIn journey and connect more with women on a similar path. I'll be teaching exact strategies, trends and ways to grow your personal brand and business on the platform.  Link to register for the waitlist HERE. Also, I'll be doing a FREE group coaching call via zoom for those that register from the waitlist. Let's goooo! Support the Show.LINKS TO FREEBIES BELOW: WEEKLY NEWSLETTER where I share all the tips and tricks on how to grow your LinkedIn account HERE WAIT LIST for Ladies that Link Membership HERE ABOUT THE HOST: Former Executive Search Recruiter turned LinkedIn Expert & Entrepreneur. I'm here to show you that you can do it too! After 15 years of working in Corporate, I knew that I was no longer serving my purpose. There was this tiny voice inside of me saying "you were made for more" and I couldn't ignore it any longer. In 2021 I launched ChilledVino, my patented wine product and in 2023 I launched The Feminine Founder.This podcast is a supportive and inclusive community where I interview and bring women together that are fellow entrepreneurs and workplace experts. We believe in sharing our stories, unpacking exactly how we did it and talking through the mindset shifts needed to achieve great things.Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE and follow the podcast page HERE IG @cpennington55 Buy ChilledVino HERE I'm so happy you are here!! Thanks for listening!!!
64: {Interview} The Importance of Building Community with Mara Smith
May 21 2024
64: {Interview} The Importance of Building Community with Mara Smith
Do you love a skinny marg? Me too!!! And today I had the pleasure of sitting down with Mara Smith, Founder and CEO of Inspiro Tequila. In today's episode, Mara shares her journey from being a lawyer to starting her own tequila company. She wanted to create a clean alternative to traditional tequila brands and saw an opportunity to speak directly to women consumers. Community is super  important to Mara, both in building her brand and supporting other female entrepreneurs.  We also talk about the importance of giving back and collaborating with other female founders. TakeawaysThe path of transitioning from corporate to stay at home mom to trailblazing entrepreneur Creating a clean alternative to traditional tequila brands and speaking directly to women consumers Building a community and supporting other female founders is so important The importance of giving back and making deep connections within your community.You can find Inspiro Tequila HERE and connect with Mara further HERESupport the Show.LINKS TO FREEBIES BELOW: WEEKLY NEWSLETTER where I share all the tips and tricks on how to grow your LinkedIn account HERE WAIT LIST for Ladies that Link Membership HERE ABOUT THE HOST: Former Executive Search Recruiter turned LinkedIn Expert & Entrepreneur. I'm here to show you that you can do it too! After 15 years of working in Corporate, I knew that I was no longer serving my purpose. There was this tiny voice inside of me saying "you were made for more" and I couldn't ignore it any longer. In 2021 I launched ChilledVino, my patented wine product and in 2023 I launched The Feminine Founder.This podcast is a supportive and inclusive community where I interview and bring women together that are fellow entrepreneurs and workplace experts. We believe in sharing our stories, unpacking exactly how we did it and talking through the mindset shifts needed to achieve great things.Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE and follow the podcast page HERE IG @cpennington55 Buy ChilledVino HERE I'm so happy you are here!! Thanks for listening!!!
63: {Pep Talk} 5 Reasons Why You Should be DM ing on LinkedIn
May 16 2024
63: {Pep Talk} 5 Reasons Why You Should be DM ing on LinkedIn
Guess what is the MOST underutilized tool on LinkedIn? The DMs!!!There is so much magic that can be created in a direct message it is not something to be overlooked. You can..... 1. Network with other professionals2. Reach out to a potential new client3. Open up the conversation about a potential new job 4. Schedule a meeting with someone who can help you move the needle in your professional life. I know I know, sending a DM can feel scary, but the more you do it.... the easier it will come! 😎So this is your sign to start using the DM tool and see what magic happens!PS: If you receive a DM from me.... it's ME 💥 not a virtual assistantSupport the Show.LINKS TO FREEBIES BELOW: WEEKLY NEWSLETTER where I share all the tips and tricks on how to grow your LinkedIn account HERE WAIT LIST for Ladies that Link Membership HERE ABOUT THE HOST: Former Executive Search Recruiter turned LinkedIn Expert & Entrepreneur. I'm here to show you that you can do it too! After 15 years of working in Corporate, I knew that I was no longer serving my purpose. There was this tiny voice inside of me saying "you were made for more" and I couldn't ignore it any longer. In 2021 I launched ChilledVino, my patented wine product and in 2023 I launched The Feminine Founder.This podcast is a supportive and inclusive community where I interview and bring women together that are fellow entrepreneurs and workplace experts. We believe in sharing our stories, unpacking exactly how we did it and talking through the mindset shifts needed to achieve great things.Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE and follow the podcast page HERE IG @cpennington55 Buy ChilledVino HERE I'm so happy you are here!! Thanks for listening!!!
62: {Interview} Why Women Need a Seat at the Table with Angie Breedlove
May 14 2024
62: {Interview} Why Women Need a Seat at the Table with Angie Breedlove
Have you ever been in a room at work and looked around and no one looked like you? In today's episode, I sit down with corporate trailblazer Angie Breedlove. Angie, co-founder of Xcelerator Group and founder of Women of Warranty, shares her journey from corporate America to entrepreneurship. She discusses the importance of women in leadership roles and the challenges she faced in starting her own business. Angie also highlights the success of Women in Warranty and the need for more women in the warranty industry. She emphasizes the importance of finding passion in your work and balancing work and life.Highlights Include: Women play a crucial role in leadership positions and decision-making.Entrepreneurship comes with challenges, but it also provides opportunities for personal growth and learning.Nonprofits like Women in Warranty can make a significant impact by fostering diversity and inclusion in the warranty industry.Balancing work and life is a continuous process, and it's important to find passion in your work.As Chief Revenue Officer, Angie leads the company’s sales, corporate development, marketing, pricing, and revenue management. She also oversees the company’s ongoing channel and client expansion efforts into emerging warranty products and technology.In her previous roles as Vice President of Retail Strategy at Assurant, she led the strategic design, product development, and program optimization for nationwide retail companies including Lowe’s Home Improvement, Harbor Freight, American Freight, and Conn’s Home Plus. Angie was responsible for increasing expansion and development efforts into high-growth, emerging retail channels in both brick-and-mortar and e-commerce.Prior to Assurant, Angie led the development and expansion of after-sales service from operational design to technology implementation at Lowe’s Home Improvement. By sourcing complete program management and administration ofStart your podcast today!Interested in starting a podcast, but don't know where to start? Check out Riverside.fm. It's easy! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.LINKS TO FREEBIES BELOW: WEEKLY NEWSLETTER where I share all the tips and tricks on how to grow your LinkedIn account HERE WAIT LIST for Ladies that Link Membership HERE ABOUT THE HOST: Former Executive Search Recruiter turned LinkedIn Expert & Entrepreneur. I'm here to show you that you can do it too! After 15 years of working in Corporate, I knew that I was no longer serving my purpose. There was this tiny voice inside of me saying "you were made for more" and I couldn't ignore it any longer. In 2021 I launched ChilledVino, my patented wine product and in 2023 I launched The Feminine Founder.This podcast is a supportive and inclusive community where I interview and bring women together that are fellow entrepreneurs and workplace experts. We believe in sharing our stories, unpacking exactly how we did it and talking through the mindset shifts needed to achieve great things.Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE and follow the podcast page HERE IG @cpennington55 Buy ChilledVino HERE I'm so happy you are here!! Thanks for listening!!!
61: {Pep Talk} The Journey of Establishing Boundaries
May 9 2024
61: {Pep Talk} The Journey of Establishing Boundaries
Do you have boundaries in your life? Boundaries must exist in both our personal and professional lives. In today's episode, I unpack the importance of setting boundaries in all sections of your life. I share my own journey of learning to establish boundaries and provide tips on how to create and maintain them. I also touch on  the concept of human design and the Enneagram as tools for understanding yourself and how you are making decisions. Highlights Include: Setting boundaries is crucial for personal and professional growth.Understanding one's human design and Enneagram type can help in establishing boundaries.It is important to limit time and exposure to toxic or draining people.Setting boundaries with work, such as not answering emails or calls after a certain time, can lead to increased happiness and productivity.Time blocking is an effective strategy for managing tasks and improving focus.Start your podcast today!Interested in starting a podcast, but don't know where to start? Check out Riverside.fm. It's easy! Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.LINKS TO FREEBIES BELOW: WEEKLY NEWSLETTER where I share all the tips and tricks on how to grow your LinkedIn account HERE WAIT LIST for Ladies that Link Membership HERE ABOUT THE HOST: Former Executive Search Recruiter turned LinkedIn Expert & Entrepreneur. I'm here to show you that you can do it too! After 15 years of working in Corporate, I knew that I was no longer serving my purpose. There was this tiny voice inside of me saying "you were made for more" and I couldn't ignore it any longer. In 2021 I launched ChilledVino, my patented wine product and in 2023 I launched The Feminine Founder.This podcast is a supportive and inclusive community where I interview and bring women together that are fellow entrepreneurs and workplace experts. We believe in sharing our stories, unpacking exactly how we did it and talking through the mindset shifts needed to achieve great things.Connect with me on LinkedIn HERE and follow the podcast page HERE IG @cpennington55 Buy ChilledVino HERE I'm so happy you are here!! Thanks for listening!!!