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Ep. 202 - How To Fund Women-Owned Businesses | Francoise Lyon Francoise Lyon

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Release Date: 10/22/2021

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Stacy Eads is one of Oklahoma’s 50 Women Making a Difference and also the Most Admired CEO in her home state of Oklahoma. Stacy’s company, Stacy Eads, focuses on consulting in four areas: Technology, Marketing Strategy, Sales and Service, and Team Culture. She is a problem solver, a consultant, a coach, a trainer, a speaker, and a mentor. She empowers other CEOs nationwide to embrace their leadership potential without allowing it to fatigue them.

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If you have been or are in a corporate career and have dreamed of retiring early, listen to Monique’s experience – because she did it. But retirement can get boring. So what else is there to do? If you’re looking to pivot by starting a business after your retirement, this is the episode for you. Monique retired early, did volunteer work, and later decided to monetize her skills as a career coach and has been very successful. Monique is a certified career coach and a former Fortune 200 tech sales execu

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Dr. Jodi Dinnerman is a family wellness-based chiropractor specializing in serving pregnant women and kids for 21 years. Jodi also founded SEWP School, a school for wellness practitioners who want to thrive in practice by automating tasks. In this episode, she explains how she created an automation system in her chiropractic practice that enables her to concentrate on her specialization rather than being a boss.

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Ivory N. Mathews is a dynamic leader and motivator, offering over 20 years’ comprehensive expertise in rebranding organizations through transformational and thought-centered approaches to leadership. Ivory exemplifies a “mentor” leadership approach, providing thorough ongoing guidance, training, and feedback. She has been building capable, motivated, inspired, and highly productive teams with a razor-sharp focus on delivering high-impact results.

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Ep. 209 - A Champion of Better and Affordable Cities | Mick Cornett show art Ep. 209 - A Champion of Better and Affordable Cities | Mick Cornett

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Mick Cornett is the former mayor of Oklahoma City serving between 2004-2018 and the author of The Next American City. He was the first mayor in Oklahoma City history to be elected to four terms and remains the longest-serving mayor among the 50 largest cities in America. Listen to Mick’s Ted Talk. Oklahoma City is a midsized town that had a big problem: It was among the most obese towns in America.

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Ep. 208 - How To Overcome Grief and Heal After the Loss of a Loved One | Leslie Streeter show art Ep. 208 - How To Overcome Grief and Heal After the Loss of a Loved One | Leslie Streeter

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Leslie Gray Streeter is the author of Black Widow, a story about coping with loss but with a celebration of faith, love, and the people who show up when we need them most. Leslie's entire story hinges on having a great attitude - as a widow, her perseverance and ability to look at the positives, even with humor, were key to her survival. Her memoir takes you on her journey, through the initial shock of the loss of her husband, to finalizing the adoption of their son, to moving in with her mother.

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If you struggle with finding more time for yourself to enjoy as an entrepreneur, Valerie recommends having a personal assistant. By having either a home or business personal assistant, you can take time off work and enjoy yourself without burning out. Valerie Riley evolved her career from a personal assistant to an entrepreneur and now a business owner. She started her company LifeSquire to provide a team of trained, insured, and bonded personal assistants to clients, which has grown into much more.

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Ep. 206 - How to Find Your Right Path in Business | Suzanne Tregenza Moore show art Ep. 206 - How to Find Your Right Path in Business | Suzanne Tregenza Moore

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Are you overwhelmed, trying to run a business totally on your own? Do you dream of the day you will feel you “made it?” Suzanne Tregenza Moore is the author of Hang on Tight and a strategic coach simplifying business and marketing objectives for entrepreneurs. She helps solopreneur women focus on bringing revenue into their business and focus on what’s most important to them right now.

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Ep. 205 - How to Start, Grow and Sell a Business | Susan Alonzi show art Ep. 205 - How to Start, Grow and Sell a Business | Susan Alonzi

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Susan Alonzi shares with us her 18-year journey as a leadership development entrepreneur and how she handled the exit from her business.  Susan Alonzi is currently President of Center Connection, LLC. and is on the Board of Trustees for Introspect International. She capitalized on her corporate experience in marketing, operations, and IT in the high tech-telecommunications industry, to being a successful entrepreneur for 18 years in the leadership training field.

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Ep. 204 - How Alpha Woman Empowers Women | Leslie Andrachuk show art Ep. 204 - How Alpha Woman Empowers Women | Leslie Andrachuk

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Leslie Andrachuk is an alpha woman herself and a role model for the empowerment of women in many ways! She used her skills and prior experience to start a business that empowers and adds value to women. She has a no-holds-barred, no subject-is-taboo podcast which she monetizes by expanding her brand and diversifying it to other platforms.  She is the Founder & CEO at Alpha Woman and the host of the Alpha Woman podcast.

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Francoise Lyon knows the true meaning of pivoting from the corporate world and within her business. She shares her pivoting journey and how she is shaking up the status quo in the venture capital world to make an impact. Francoise Lyon is the president and managing partner of DGC Capital, a private equity & VC advisory firm based in Montreal. They focus on investing in entrepreneurial players from a diverse number of industries, looking to positively impact society. She had a 30-year career as a wealth manager before pivoting to impactful venture capital right before the pandemic. Listen in to learn how you can pivot your original business idea and pursue the business you feel is best serving you and making an impact. You will also learn the importance of having an authentic, sincere, and trustworthy advisory board to help you grow your new business.

Key Takeaways:

  • Set aside adequate money for capital and expenses to last up to 2 years when starting a business
  • Build a solid advisory board of people you trust when starting a business to help you grow
  • Ensure you are physically and mentally healthy to achieve success as a new business owner
  • The importance of listening to your gut feeling and going with it in most of your decisions
  • How to be authentic to your values and align yourself with people with the same values to succeed
  • Learn to embrace mistakes as part of your growth journey and not view them as failure

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