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Are you ready to unleash your true pleasure potential and experience a life filled with joy and fulfillment?   We have an exciting episode for you!Join us for an insightful conversation with Tazima Parris, founder of Infinite Relating.  Tazima is a sex coach and pleasure mentor who helps high-achieving women learn to prioritize pleasure and self-care.  She shares her unique journey to becoming a sex coach, explains why pleasure is so crucial for women, and advocates for open and honest conversations about sex and intimacy.Listeners will learn concrete strategies for setting boundaries, refilling their "pleasure cup", and embracing vulnerability.Here are the key takeaways from the episode:1. Setting Personal Boundaries: Tazima's approach to coaching women focuses on understanding and meeting individual needs and desires.  Discover the power of setting personal boundaries and how it can transform your life.2. Self-Care as a Priority: Learn why high-achieving women often put themselves last on their priority lists and find out how to change this pattern.  Discover the impact of self-treatment on your interactions and overall well-being.3. Embracing Vulnerability: Tazima's emphasis on radical honesty and vulnerability will inspire you to have transparent conversations in your personal and professional life, leading to more joy and fulfillment.4. Group Coaching for Better Dialogues: Explore the benefits of group coaching in discussing sensitive topics like sexuality.  Normalize the conversation and learn from the experiences of others to improve your own sexual relationships.5. Prioritize Pleasure: Discover how to differentiate between surface-level pleasure and deeper fulfillment.  Learn to savor every moment and experience a more joyful and pleasurable life.To help you dive deeper into this topic and start your journey towards a more pleasurable life, Tazima is offering her exclusive resource called the "Pleasure Cup."  As a bonus, you'll also receive a complimentary mini-course.  Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity!Tazima Parris is a Sex Coach & Pleasure Mentor for high-achieving people-pleasing women 35+ who overthink, over-give, and end up overwhelmed. She creates space for women to pleasurably prioritize their needs to go from resentful to radiant. Tazima uses communication tools and practices from her 25+ years of research and experience to help women increase confidence, clearly communicate their needs, and hold better boundaries.You can connect with Tazima here:Initial Chat Session (Zoom): Ed Refresh Starter Pack:
Are you looking for a networking community that goes beyond just making business connections?  Look no further!  We are excited to introduce you to Women Belong, a dynamic networking group founded by Dorothy Rosen and Kate Alpert.In a recent session of the Savvy Session podcast, we talk with Dorothy and Kate to discuss the impact and power of Women Belong. Here are some key takeaways from their inspiring conversation:Authentic Connections: Women Belong is all about fostering deep connections among women. By creating a community that empowers and supports each other, the founders aim to change the conversation of networking and promote vulnerability and authenticity.Diversity and Inclusion: Women Belong believes in intentional diversity and inclusion. Curiosity, assumption of goodwill, and a sense of belonging are core values within the network. The founders acknowledge the challenges and continually strive for learning and growth to make the network as inclusive as possible.Personal and Professional Impact: Members of Women Belong have experienced positive transformations in both their personal and professional lives. The vibrant community prides itself on being the 'pebble in the pond', creating waves of change and recognition for its members.Relationship-Oriented Approach: Women Belong focuses on building meaningful relationships rather than transactional interactions. The emphasis is on being active participants in networking communities, joining multiple groups, and finding ways to contribute.Unlock Your Superpowers: Dorothy and Kate share their own journey of finding joy in work, embracing creativity, exploration, and growth. Discover your own superpowers and unleash your full potential within Women Belong.Don't miss out on this incredible networking opportunity! Women BelongWomen Belong was born out of a vision founders Dorothy Rosen and Kate Alpert had for bringing women together in an authentic way. When we come together and explore business honestly and vulnerably, relationships form and connections deepen. These relationships create space and opportunity for a higher vision of what we can collectively achieve. Women Belong is a membership organization with the goal of connecting a diverse group of working women at all stages and levels of their career.Dorothy RosenCo-Founder & Fairy Godmother of Women Belong.Kate AlpertCo-Founder & Marketing Strategist of Women Belong.You can connect with Women Belong here:LinkedIn:
Perimenopause is a key transition phase for women, often affecting their health and wellbeing in ways most people are unaware of.  If you're in your midlife, you might have questions about perimenopause, its indications, and how it might influence your daily life.  Well, you're in the right place!Join us as we have a thoughtful & inspiring conversation with Kathy Batista, founder of Kathy Batista Coaching, to shed light on the little-discussed world of perimenopause and its diverse symptoms.Kathy discusses how midlife is a transformative phase for women, a time when we have the opportunity to reflect, evaluate our priorities, and discover new passions.  Kathy shares her advise on maintaining mood and mindset during this stage of life, while discussing the importance of preparing for midlife early on.Don't miss this empowering episode designed specifically for women navigating midlife!Key takeaways on Perimenopause:Perimenopause can last anywhere from 1 to 15 years.Perimenopause usually starts in your 40s, even 30s for some.Perimenopause is the long, winding journey leading up to menopause.Menopause is not the second half of your life, but rather one single day!Kathy also offers a three-pillar quiz to help individuals assess their mood, mindfulness, and mindset.  This strategy has been a game changer for many women, especially in mid-life!The 3-pillars of success are: Mood, Mindfulness & Mindset.To learn more & take the quiz: Batista is the go-to coach for midlife women. She believes midlife isn’t just based on age – it’s a phase of life and can be your best one yet!  By tapping into your values and strengths, you can take aligned action to create purpose and joy, leading to that, often missing, sense of fulfillment.  Now is your time!Having navigated midlife changes and shifts, Kathy offers guidance and compassion to women asking themselves, “Is this it?” or “What’s next?”.  She enjoys sharing the tools of her growth with her clients and peers.With certifications in Life Designer Coaching, Thought Coaching, Quantum Time Technique, and Mindfulness Facilitation, Kathy coaches women to discover their midlife magic through conscious healing and self-discovery.You can connect with Kathy here:Facebook: Website:
Join us for this insightful conversation with Lisa Crosta, the Director of Wealth Management at BPP Wealth Solutions, to discuss the importance of financial planning to achieve long-term financial goals.  Lisa explains how a comprehensive financial plan can provide a roadmap for your future success.  This plan can help prioritize and create strategies for multiple goals, such as buying a home, funding your children's education, or retiring comfortably.One of the cornerstones of Lisa's approach is optionality.  She advocates for creating multiple choices and pathways to achieve your financial goals. This allows for flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances and goals.Sometimes, navigating the world of personal finance can be overwhelming and confusing.  That's where Lisa comes in.  With her expertise in financial planning and her passion for helping individuals align their financial plans with their dreams, Lisa is a trusted ally for women seeking to secure their financial future.Key insights from our conversation:1️⃣ ALIGNED GOALS: Start by identifying your financial goals and ensure they align with your personal values.  You may want to retire, start a new venture, or change your career path. Your financial plan should support your choices.2️⃣ UNDERSTANDING EXPENDITURE: Everybody’s financial situation and lifestyle choices are unique.  It's essential to comprehend that there's no 'normal' in personal finances.  Acknowledge and respect your spending habits and work out a financial strategy that addresses them. 3️⃣ HARMONY BETWEEN LIFE & FINANCES: Your happiness in your work-life matters.  Always consider if a higher salary is worth the stress and unhappiness, or if you'd be happier with a pay cut in a job you love.  Your financial plan should allow for this flexibility.4️⃣ EMOTIONAL MONEY: Finances are closely tied to emotions.  Recognize the role your emotions play in spending, saving, and investment decisions.  Make it your strength, not your pitfall.5️⃣ HARNESS YOUR POWER: Understanding the specifics of your financial needs can empower you to negotiate better salaries or make necessary lifestyle changes.A Certified Financial Planner Professional (CFP®) as well as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Lisa Crosta is the  Director of Wealth Management of BPP Wealth Solutions,  where she helps her clients better understand their financial picture so they can achieve their dreams.  Having gone through divorce and raising three kids on  her own, Lisa aims to help other women who find  themselves in tough situations. Lisa’s energy, unbridled determination & communication gives her clients the  confidence they need to succeed, and empowers them  to make great financial decisions. She enjoys guiding her  clients through the confusion of complex financial jargon,  bringing clarity to the financial realm of her clients’ lives. You can connect with Lisa here:LinkedIn:
Ever Felt Lost While on a Job Hunt?Job seeking can be a tough path.  But, let's change our perspective and see the job search as a golden opportunity.In our latest podcast episode, we talk with Trisha Degg, a dynamic talent director, travel enthusiast, foodie and master connector.  She shares her valuable insights on networking, relationship-building, and the art of making meaningful connections.  She highlighted the importance of maintaining relationships in your network and using this network proactively when job seeking. Your network is your professional currency, it's more than just a group of people you know.  It's a collection of relationships that can help pave the way to new opportunities and career advancements.Key takeaways from our insightful conversation:Harness the Power of Your NetworkEvery connection countsTake care of your network and maintain relationships with the people you meetFollow up with a thank you email after meeting someone newJob Search Like a JobTreat your job seeking process as an actual jobStructure your days with robust plansThis will keep you focused and proactiveLinkedIn – A Powerful ToolLeverage LinkedIn to connect with potential employers and influencersDownload your LinkedIn contacts and reach out with a personalized message, stating your intentions and capabilities Set daily goals for reaching out to a certain number of peopleThe 'No Application' RouteHere's something you might not have heard before - Trisha didn't apply to any jobs.  Instead, she reached out to her network and active connections resulting in successful job opportunities.Trisha Degg is the VP of Talent Platform for Jump Capital.  Trisha helps Jump's 65-plus portfolio companies navigate the tight talent market to find the best of the best.  With over 15 years of corporate recruiting, campus recruitment, and HR experience, Trisha excels at finding new ways to locate talent, and is passionate about networking.  She works with the heads of HR/Talent and founders at portfolio companies to help develop and refine their procedures and processes.  Trisha’s specialties are talent attraction and retention, organizational development, manager training, interview skills/resume writing, building and refining internship programs, and employment brandingYou can connect with Trisha here:LinkedIn: Opportunities at JumpCapital:
Are you a woman entrepreneur, business owner, or executive looking to start or take your business to new heights?Join us for a trailblazing conversation with serial entrepreneur, Kiley Peters, as she shares her inspiring journey from corporate to entrepreneurship, and how she is leveraging her expertise to help women like you grow their businesses and achieve financial freedom. Key takeaways from our conversation:Gain valuable insights from Kiley's own experience in starting her agency, Brainchild Studios, and then transitioning into her consultancy, Rayne IX.  Learn how she successfully launched, scaled, and even exited her business, and how she can help you do the same.Discover the unique programs and services Kiley offers to support women entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey, whether you're just starting out, looking to scale, or considering a business transition.Uncover practical strategies to tackle common challenges faced by women entrepreneurs, such as lack of clarity on target audience.  Kiley discusses the importance of coaching, consultancy, and community support in overcoming these obstacles.Interested in learning more and how you can love the work you do and live the life you want?  Rayne IX is offering a  Sparkler Sale - through 7/16 or until they sell out.  Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity!1:1 Defining Success 3-Day Workshop ($9,995 instead of $12,500)1:1 Half-Day Intensives ($2,495 instead of $3,500)Fast Track Entrepreneur (FTE) 6-Month Training Program ($4,995 instead of $6,500)Kiley Peters is a serial entrepreneur, small business strategist, executive coach, national speaker, and content marketer with nearly 15 years of industry experience. She is on a mission to help 1 million women build more financially free and fulfilling lives through her founding of RAYNE IX–an executive consultancy helping women launch, grow, and exit their consulting businesses so they can have greater autonomy, financial freedom, and ownership of their lives – and The 100 Collective, a membership and directory for women service-based small business owners who are committed to helping other women succeed. She’s also the host of Welcome to Eloma, a podcast for visionaries, entrepreneurs, and business owners who want to become better leaders, people, and pioneers.You can connect with Kiley here:LinkedIn: Website:
Are you ready to tap into your inner strength and unleash your full potential? Join us for a thoughtful conversation with Tara McCallam, an Art of Being facilitator, as she talks about the importance of self-awareness, effective communication, and building stronger relationships in achieving personal growth. Tara shares her unique perspective on personal growth & development by focusing on embracing one's past experiences and individuality. Key takeaways from our discussion:Prioritize time for yourself:  Be mindful of spending too much time pleasing others and not connecting with yourself.  This can lead to burnout.The power within:  Access the wisdom that lies within you by connecting with yourself to unlock new possibilities and opportunities in your personal and professional life.Boost your energy and vitality:  By taking up more space in your life and being true to yourself, you'll experience increased energy and enthusiasm.Don't be afraid to face your fears:   Hold space for yourself and be prepared to confront your past, desires, and fears. This will open you up to greater self-awareness and growth.By prioritizing our well-being and practicing self-care regularly, we not only become better professionals but also better friends, parents, and partners.Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about navigating life and relationships, and fostering deep connections with yourself and others.Tara McCallam is a passionate mom of two teenage boys, dog lover, and dedicated partner.  Through her private virtual sessions, Tara specializing in empowering teens, young adults, and parents to bridge the gap between therapy and coaching.  Her mission is to help clients honor their past, harness its power, and create a future that truly reflects their authentic selves.  As of January 2023, Tara's impact extends beyond her own practice as she certifies facilitators, to take these tools to as many people as possible. Done are the days of being fixed, you are not a problem, you are to be awed in The Art of Your Being.  Real results come from knowing how to function from the space of you and truly connect to who you are here to be!  Let's make the difference that is needed in this world.  Together we are the radical, radiant, very real change. You can connect with Tara here:LinkedIn:
In our latest podcast episode, we talk with Marelda Rodriguez, a multi-talented professional who specializes in grief massage and wellness coaching.  Marelda shares her unexpected journey with grief and how it led her to specialize in treating it. The hosts discuss their own experiences with grief, particularly in light of aging loved ones and the recent loss of Paula's mother to cancer. This timely discussion sheds light on the importance of addressing grief and seeking support during difficult times.  Marelda discusses that grief is not only losing a loved one, but can also include losing a job, a pet, a relationship, or even a sense of identity.  Marelda's passion for helping people through grief has led her to develop a unique approach with grief wellness, which helps clients process their emotions and physical symptoms through massage therapy, which provides comfort and relief during difficult times.  Grief is something that affects everyone at some point in their lives, and Marelda's approach to helping clients through this process is both compassionate and effective.Grief Wellness is an approach to resolving the suffering that accompanies grief through mind-body solutions. When you understand your mind, body and spirit, you learn how to ease your suffering safely and move to a place of acceptance and ease that feels right for you. True healing moves from the inside out.Marelda Rodrigues is a:Grief Massage TherapistFunctional Medicine Certified Health CoachMassage Therapy EducatorSleep Science CoachCulinary Wellness EducatorAuthor SpeakerShe is a thought leader in Grief Wellness, and believes deeply that suffering in grief is optional. She has helped numerous clients feel comforted and empowered while moving through grief.  From this, her clients emerge feeling revitalized, confident, and powerful.You can connect with Marelda here:LinkedIn:
In this episode, we are joined by Elisa Stampf, a true trailblazer who saw a need for greater equality in the insurance industry.  Elisa co-founded Insure Equality to help protect the people's voices in the insurance space.  She fosters conversations and helps others to find that safe space to have the tough conversations that will help make tomorrow's industry a better place. Join us as we dive into Elisa's background & how she got into the insurance industry, what led her to create Insure Equality, and the top DEIB issues individuals face within the insurance community and how Insure Equality is helping to solve them. Get ready to be inspired and motivated to make a positive change in your own industry!Elisa Stampf worked in the insurance industry for 15 years, spending most of her time on the carrier side with regional and national carriers.  Throughout her insurance career, she was a sales leader, a trainer, and an advocate for giving campaigns within her companies. She earned six designations, an MBA, and was named one of Insurance Business America's Elite Women in Insurance in 2022.  She co-founded Insure Equality in 2021: a community that pushes everyone forward and welcomes everyone in.  Insure Equality is a nonprofit that advocates for an industry that values and empowers a workforce diverse in gender, race, sexual orientation, and economic status.  Their commitment to insurance is to make it a more welcoming place by providing tools, technology, and resources for individuals and companies in this industry at any level.  They create space for storytelling, ask for commitments from industry leaders, and create transparency in company culture. Insure Equality is excited to be hosting their inaugural Summit on September 15th in Chicago.  The Summit will bring together insurance professionals from all genders, races, and backgrounds to set an agenda for inclusion in the insurance industry.Programming includes:Mental health in the workplaceRecruiting and retaining diverse talentMeasuring inclusionDEI for small businesses Building resilience Calling out discriminationYou can connect with Elisa here:LinkedIn: learn more about IE's 2023 Summit:
In this episode, we sit down with Felena Hanson, founder of Hera Hub, a co-working space and business accelerator designed specifically for women.  Felena shares her journey as an entrepreneur and how she recognized the need in creating a space where women entrepreneurs can thrive, create, and collaborate.  Join us as we explore the benefits of co-working and community in business, and how Hera Hub is transforming the way female entrepreneurs work and succeed.  Don't miss out on this insightful conversation!Felena is a long-time entrepreneur and marketing maven.  Her latest venture, Hera Hub, is a spa-inspired shared workspace and business accelerator for female entrepreneurs.  This flexible work and meeting space provides a productive environment for growing businesses.Hera Hub is the first international female-focused co-working space & business accelerator.  Their platform supports members through education, mentoring, and collaboration, while the office environment gives them access to professional, productive work space where they can grow a prosperous business, built on the foundation of a powerful community.The Hera Hub community is comprised of hundreds of female entrepreneurs who support one another through collaboration, resources, referrals, feedback and mentoring.  From their platform, new businesses have been spurred, funding secured and life-long friendships built.To learn more about Felena and Hera Hub, you can connect with her here:LinkedIn:
Are you ready to turn your passion and expertise into an online course?  Look no further!  Today's episode is all about creating and launching your very first online course!  Our co-host Kirsten is in the midst of creating & launching her first course and she will be sharing her journey with us.  From concept to launch, you'll discover the key steps involved in creating a successful online course.  Learn more about the different styles of online courses, the different platforms to choose from and how best to pick a topic for your course.  This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to take their first steps in creating an online course.To learn more about Kirsten's course, you can connect with her here:LinkedIn: Wait List:
Are you looking to buy or sell a home in a today’s tough housing market?  Do you want to work with a realtor who can provide expert advice and guide you through the process with clarity, confidence, and calmness?  In our latest podcast episode, we sit down with top-performing realtor Ressie Krabacher to hear about her journey from being a physical therapist to becoming a trusted advocate and advisor in the world of real estate. Tune in to learn valuable tips and strategies on navigating the current market and finding the perfect realtor to guide you through the process. Ressie's passion for serving her clients with clarity, confidence, and calmness is sure to inspire and guide you towards a successful real estate experience.Ressie understands that customer service and communication are critical in an emotional transaction like real estate.  Decisions are often made quickly, at all hours, and when many are trying to list and buy simultaneously.  Throughout all of this, she can serve as your sounding board, ally and partner every step of the way.Ressie is a seasoned client advocate who puts her client’s best interests first, whether you are a:A first-time buyerLuxury home ownerLiquidating assets for a guardianship accountShe keeps her clients informed of the latest market trends and opportunities and understands that every client situation is different and customizes her marketing and advertising approach to meet their specific goals.You can connect with Ressie here:LinkedIn: Website:
In this episode, we welcome Nancy Zitlin, a holistic nutrition health coach, who believes in taking a personalized approach to health & nutrition.  Join us as Nancy shares her insights on the connection between your story, your relationship with food, and your overall wellbeing. Get ready to learn how to create a healthier and more balanced life.So much of what we believe about food is a mix of past theories, and it takes a strong mind and heart to get past this place. It takes a desire to be good to yourself.  Nancy specifically helps people who have had a love/hate relationship with sugar, those who have been on countless failed diets, and who are looking for more energy in their lives.By asking the right questions, we can uncover your story and unravel your health challenges, so you can start enjoying a more nourishing life.Nancy’s services include:•1-on-1 Personalized Coaching•Intuitive Body Process•Power GroupsNancy offers a complimentary Discovery Sessions that you can find on nancyzitlin.comYou can connect with Nancy here:LinkedIn: Website:
Unlock the secrets to financial success with Lori Mercaldi, Profit Strategist and owner of Financial Tally.  On our podcast, Lori shares her expertise in cash flow management and reveals the strategies she's used to help business owners achieve profitability and financial stability.  Whether you're an entrepreneur looking to grow your business or simply want to create a financially healthy business, this is a must-listen episode!Lori is a Certified Profit First Professional, who delivers the expertise to implement a proven system to help you:Improve your cash flowIncrease your profit marginManage expensesClarify your financial dreams and goalsGrow and scale your businessYou deserve to have a profitable & financially healthy business!Lori can help you strategize to:Pay you enough to support the lifestyle you wantProvide for your financial securityGenerate enough cash to pay your tax liabilitiesAllow you to have time flexibilityYou can connect with Lori here:LinkedIn:
Are you ready to set yourself up for success in the new year?  Join us as on our latest episode as we discuss the strategies for setting & achieving your business goals in the new year.  Discover the power of creating a plan of action that will help you achieve real, lasting success in the coming year.Reintroducing OurselvesMeet Paula, who specializes in project management & cybersecurity solutions for small businesses at Revolu IT Services.  And Kirsten, the founder of Elevate Performance Solutions, who specializes in creating and delivering customized training programs for organizations and coaching individuals on leadership, management and presentation skills.Collaboration TogetherGet ready for an exciting announcement!  Kirsten and Paula are happy to announce that they will be collaborating on a new, cutting-edge training course. They will be launching a live, interactive Security Awareness Training program for your employees that will empower them with the knowledge to protect themselves and your business. During this episode, learn more about the course and why they decided to collaborate together.If you are interested in learning more about this training program, please send Kirsten or Paula a note.New Year Resolution or Goal SettingDon't miss out on this episode as Paula and Kirsten discuss their personal preferences on new year resolutions versus goal setting. They will also share their insights on setting SMART goals and how to keep accountable to achieving them throughout the year.Do you prefer new year resolutions or goal setting? Share your goals/resolutions for the new year on our LinkedIn page here: more about Elevate Performance Solutions here: Website: more about Revolu IT Services here: Website:
As we wrap up Season 1, we wanted to give a special thanks to our listeners for making this an amazing 1st season.  We appreciate your support & look forward to bringing you more inspiring content & guests in 2023!We would love to get your feedback from our first season, and have included a link to a quick survey below.  If there is any topic or guest you would recommend for us to have on next season, please let us know.We wish you a very happy holiday & happy new year!  We look forward to seeing you next year.  Cheers!Complete survey here:
Are you engaging the right audience on social media?Are you telling a meaningful story?Join us on our latest podcast as we talk with Rose Mills, founder of Rose Mills Influencer, where she consults with clients big and small to authentically grow their social media presence.Rose Mills Influencer is for small businesses: ·       Looking to reach the right audience on their social media accounts.·       Those who want to authentically tell their story.·       Looking to raise their visibility.·       Gain clarity in their social media strategy.·       Want to build & connect with a loyal community.Rose Mills offers:·       Social Media Strategies·       1:1 Coaching·       Workshops·       CoursesRose Mills is an experienced strategist, brand builder, speaker, and the Founder and President of Rose Mills Influencer, a boutique social media marketing agency that partners closely with business owners to develop and implement comprehensive social media strategies to help achieve their unique brand and business goals.A seasoned sales and marketing professional with proven success building brand and business strategies for national corporations, prior to launching her business in 2019, Rose led six- and seven-figure strategic brand marketing partnerships with retailers Target, Walmart and Walgreens, consumer product company Procter & Gamble, and beauty brands Olay, Dove and Jergens.It’s now her mission to educate and empower female founders to clarify their brand and the message, then use it to attract and build a loyal community they personally nurture, cultivate and convert.You can connect with Rose here:LinkedIn: 
Are you struggling to break through to an executive leadership role, and feel like you have hit a plateau at the manager or director level?Join us on our latest podcast as we talk with Katy McFee, a leading coach & consultant who helps women break through to leadership roles and create the career and life they want.Katy McFee is the Founder & Principal of Insights to Action.The Insights to Action community is for:●      Females who are looking to move up to an executive leadership role.●      Those who want to become a strategic leader within your career.●      Those who are looking to become successful & impactful executives.●      Females looking for a supportive space to uplift each other & help achieve their goals.Katy is passionate about empowering women and helping to close the gender gap in senior leadership. She’s the Founder and Principal at Insights to Action Coaching and Consulting, where she works with women to break through to executive leadership and become the successful and impactful executives they want to be.Katy spent 18 years working in tech/biotech sales and leadership, where she’s done everything from building a commercial organization from scratch to scaling a hyper-growth sales org to achieve 9-digit revenue growth in 2 years.Despite this success, she struggled for years to transition from Manager to Director to VP, and even considered quitting. After finally figuring out what it took to break through to the exec level, she went on to become a successful VP and EVP.Seeing so many other women struggle with this transition, she launched Insights to Action, with the mission to help others make the successful transition into senior leadership and show up as the leaders they want to be, all without burning out.You can connect with Katy here:LinkedIn: 
When most of us think about “marketing optimization” we think about “click-through” or other ROI measurements. But do we think about optimizing the people who help optimize the project?Join us for our latest podcast as we talk with Stephanie Rapone, a marketing project expert and entrepreneur who specializes in the human side of marketing success.A key word that came up in our discussion was ALIGNMENT:·       Aligning the marketing goals to the organization’s overall strategic initiatives·       Understanding your key outputs.·       There is no silver bullet - sadly.Stephanie Rapone is the founder and CEO of Rapone Solutions. In her consulting work, she helps marketing teams get more done and enhance performance through process optimization, project management, and team engagement. She has over 20 years of experience spanning marketing functions and in training and leadership development, supporting marketers and the c-suite at global, multi-billion dollar organizations. Throughout her career, she has received several professional certifications and top company recognition. To entertain her creative side, Stephanie loves doing recipe development and food photography for four popular food websites. After school and on the weekends, you can find her running her two boys around and spending time outside with her husband.  You can connect with Stephanie here:LinkedIn:
How do you know when it’s the right time to sell your business?  Join us on our latest podcast as we talk with Kristine Givens, an entrepreneur and philanthropist who grew her boutique accounting firm and sold it to a large multi-national bank.   We asked her what some tips for those ready to sell are, and to give a preview, she said: Network, network, network within your industry. You never know who you’ll meet. Button-up your financials. Keep your employees happy, engaged and well-trained. “Success is where preparation meets opportunity.” Kristine started her 30+ year career with Ernst & Whinney as a tax consultant who served both individual and business clients in a variety of industries. She later founded a boutique accounting firm providing tax and accounting consulting and compliance services to single family offices, ultra-affluent families, and privately held businesses. Kristine sold the boutique firm in 2009 to a global financial institution where she worked as Managing Director for five years overseeing the integrated delivery of wealth management services to ultra-affluent families and single-family offices.  In more recent years, Kristine is using her entrepreneurial skills, financial expertise, and business experience in variety of ways including the development of a franchise concept, serving as a Co-CEO and CFO for a non-profit and strategic planning for scale up businesses. Kristine is also writing a children’s book.  Kristine serves on the board of Metropolitan Family Services, a Chicago-based organization which provides variety of social programs and services designed to strengthen families and help them realize their full potential. Kristine recently relocated from Chicago to Bloomington, Indiana where she is meeting new friends and finding ways to make an impact in the community.  You can connect with Kristine here: LinkedIn: 
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