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Think About This with Alexis Dean brings two smart entrepreneurs together to solve one fascinating business challenge. These conversations are normally hidden behind closed doors at masterminds and private entrepreneur events, but on this podcast you get to listen in and learn from the best in their element. Learn from the trials, tribulations, and expertise of successful entrepreneurs as they face their next challenges. You'll learn strategies, tools, tips, mindsets, and new ways to "Think About This" and find nuggets of knowledge to implement into your own business. Bring your curiosity and listen in on this unique approach to solving the problems of the world's best entrepreneurs.

Think About This Alexis Dean

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Think About This with Alexis Dean brings two smart entrepreneurs together to solve one fascinating business challenge. These conversations are normally hidden behind closed doors at masterminds and private entrepreneur events, but on this podcast you get to listen in and learn from the best in their element. Learn from the trials, tribulations, and expertise of successful entrepreneurs as they face their next challenges. You'll learn strategies, tools, tips, mindsets, and new ways to "Think About This" and find nuggets of knowledge to implement into your own business. Bring your curiosity and listen in on this unique approach to solving the problems of the world's best entrepreneurs.

    How to Get Media Attention, No Matter What Stage of Business You’re In

    How to Get Media Attention, No Matter What Stage of Business You’re In

    This week we’re thinking about: How to get press and media attention, no matter what stage of business you’re in
    Sarah Hawley recently shared that she was looking for media support, and I knew just the woman to connect her with!
    Sarah is a serial entrepreneur who started and sold multiple companies for over seven figures, in her home country, Australia. She was also a top millennial finance educator, and a regular contributor in print media and on TV in Australia. Her current company, Growmotely connects professionals to long-term remote jobs with benefits, and specializes in working with small to medium sized businesses. She’s also the author of , Conscious Leadership: A Journey From Ego to Heart, and her beliefs around global citizenship and impact driven businesses completely align with what the Dovetail Community stands for so I can’t wait to read the book! If that isn’t enough, she’s  also the co-founder of the League of Extraordinary Women, a community that supports women’s entrepreneurship, and she also consults and invests in multiple start-up companies. Sarah is the host of two podcasts: Conscious Culture; a podcast about the future of culture and business, and In My Truth; a podcast that brings guests on to share their personal struggles, normalizing the human experience. 
    Whilst Sarah and Growmotely have been getting a few mentions in the press in the U.S. here and there, and she’s been doing a ton of the legwork herself, she’s ready to take the next step and work with a PR team and/or hire internally. 
    So, I connected her with my friend, a huge supporter of the women in the Dovetail Community, and Camp Dovetail alumni and workshop leader, Lynya Floyd. 
    Lynya is the senior media coach for Selena Soo’s Impacting Millions program, where she works with entrepreneurs and experts who want to elevate their status using the power of the media. She’s helped clients, including Dovetail Community members, land stories in media outlets like Forbes, Business Insider, Fast Company, Entrepreneur on Fire and more. 
    Lynya has nearly two decades of experience working in the media as an editor at magazines including Glamour, Essence, Family Circle, and Seventeen. As a journalist, her articles have appeared in national publications like The Oprah Magazine, Money, Health, Parents, Cosmopolitan and Martha Stewart Living. She’s also been featured as a health expert on The Today Show, The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, FOX, NPR and more. When she’s not helping her clients put a megaphone to their message, she’s ghostwriting books and working as a nationally certified integrative health coach in New York City.
    By the end of today’s conversation you’ll know: 
    - How to clarify your PR and media priorities
    - How to decide whether to work with a PR company, hire PR support  internally, or do both
    - How to keep your story fresh and relevant to keep the media interested
    - How to navigate your personal brand AND your company brand
    - How to leverage media wins, and more. 
    Get 170 media story ideas and prompts for yourself, your team, or your agency: https://www.impactingmillions.com/calendar
    Connect with Lyna:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lynya/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lynyafloyd
    Website: http://www.selenasoo.com 
    Connect with Sarah: 
    Instagram: http://instagram.com/sarahhawley_ 
    Website: growmotely.com
    Website: SarahHawley.life
    Podcast: Conscious Culture
    Podcast: In My Truth
    Book: Conscious Leadership: A Journey From Ego to Heart
    Follow Alexis on Instagram
    http://instagram.com/alexis.dovetail 
    http://instagram.com/dovetailcommunity 
    To learn more about the podcast or follow us on social, visit https://thinkaboutthis.carrd.co/ 

    • 47 min
    How to Build Psychological Safety with Your Team, Clients and Community Online and Offline

    How to Build Psychological Safety with Your Team, Clients and Community Online and Offline

    This week we’re thinking about: How to build psychological safety with your team, clients, and community online and offline.
    Have you ever been somewhere, in person or even on the internet, at an event or in a group or zoom room or anywhere else, where you feel completely safe to share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without fear of judgement?
    That magic is created by a deep sense of psychological safety - the shared belief held by everyone in a space that others will not embarrass, reject, or punish you for speaking up or showing up as your whole authentic self.
    It’s not easy to find, and it definitely doesn’t exist in most workplaces. It’s what I strive for at every Dovetail summit, camp, or retreat, and in our online spaces. And today, it’s what you and I are here to learn about, so that we can build companies where complete psychological safety is the norm, where our employees and clients are loved and accepted, “Just as they are” (every time I say that I think of Mark Darcy in Bridget Jones Diary! I’m dating myself here).
    On today’s episode I’m talking to my friend Molly Mahar about how she has built, in my opinion, one of the most psychologically safe client communities on the internet.
    Molly is the founder of Stratejoy — an online community that has helped thousands of women reclaim joy and meaning in their world. Molly teaches everything she knows about claiming ownership of your life + your truth in her 10 month online program, Reclamation, which I joined this year.
    By the end of today’s conversation you’ll know…
    How to create a space where it’s safe for everyone to show up fully
    Practices for maintaining consistency in building trust
    How to set and maintain the boundaries you need to create and maintain psychological safety for everyone in your space
    Learn more about Molly and Stratejoy at https://stratejoy.com/ 
    Follow Alexis on Instagram
    http://instagram.com/alexis.dovetail 
    http://instagram.com/dovetailcommunity 
    To learn more about the podcast or follow us on social, visit https://thinkaboutthis.carrd.co/ 

    • 51 min
    When Things Fall Apart: Lessons From Failure

    When Things Fall Apart: Lessons From Failure

    This week we’re thinking about: When Things Fall Apart, lessons from failure. 
    The title of today’s episode might be… triggering for some people. In recent years it has felt like we’re all so busy re-framing things to make everything an opportunity, a lesson, a challenge, or a growth experience. I don’t disagree that some events can be all of those things, but I think we can learn so much from accepting and acknowledging failure when we’ve set a goal and fallen short. With acceptance, we can step back and really see what led us down certain paths, and how we can make real changes to achieve our goals in the future.
    Today’s episode is part two of a two episode series with my friend Mike Shoreman, and this is NOT the episode I thought we would be recording this week.
    If you missed the last episode, then let me introduce you to my friend Mike Shoreman, also known as The Unbalanced Paddleboarder. Last week Mike was on the podcast talking about his plans to attempt to become the first person with a disability to stand up paddleboard across Lake Ontario. I was right by his side for four days on the water as he attempted to break this record, and I was there when he made the decision to come off the water and try again next year. 
    In many ways, this was a great success. Mike put the youth mental health charity Jack.org on the map and raised more than $50,000. He’ll continue to fundraise this year, and we expect he’ll raise more than $100,000 before this is all over. 
    We could just re-frame this as a win, because in many ways it is. However, Mike is going back out there next year, and the lessons he learned from not accomplishing his goal are directly transferable to entrepreneurship. 
    Mike Shoreman is a former Paddle Canada Coach, trainer, and expert in the stand up paddleboarding industry. In November 2018 after years of coaching professionally, Mike developed a sudden neurological condition causing him to lose his sense of balance, and experience extreme reactions to movement. Among other severe limitations, doctors told him he would never paddle again. 
    Mike quickly proved them wrong as he re-learned how to walk, and within two years he was back on his paddleboard, unbalanced, but standing and pushing himself to achieve his goals. Mike is the author of Crash and Rise, an autobiographical book about his life and experiences, he’s a renowned motivational speaker, the two-time winner of the International SUP Man Of The Year Award, and he’s on the cusp of being a world record holder for The Crossing he’s due to complete on August 24th 2022.
    Please donate today at http://jack.org/thecrossing 
    Learn more about Mike and his mission:
    http://mikeshoreman.com/ 
    https://twitter.com/mikeshoreman 
    https://www.instagram.com/theunbalancedpaddleboarder/ 
    https://www.facebook.com/theunbalancedpaddleboarder 
    Follow Alexis on Instagram
    http://instagram.com/alexis.dovetail
    http://instagram.com/dovetailcommunity
    To learn more about the podcast or follow us on social, visit https://thinkaboutthis.carrd.co/  
     

    • 41 min
    Resilience and Grace When the Odds are Stacked Against You

    Resilience and Grace When the Odds are Stacked Against You

    This week we’re thinking about: Resilience and grace when the odds are stacked against you.
    In the Dovetail Community we focus on three core pillars of entrepreneurship: your inner work, your business, and your impact. Today’s guest is someone who has had a big influence on my life, and he has become a role model to people all over the world, including a lot of entrepreneurs who are thinking about the impact they make through their work.
    I’m excited to introduce you to my friend Mike Shoreman, also known as The Unbalanced Paddleboarder. I invited Mike onto the podcast this week because I believe that as entrepreneurs we can learn from his resilience, and be inspired by his story. When this podcast goes live, Mike will have just completed a world record breaking stand up paddle board 87 miles across Lake Ontario. He’ll be the first person with a disability to complete the paddle, and I will be right by his side for the entire adventure.
    Mike Shoreman is a former Paddle Canada Coach, trainer, and expert in the stand up paddleboarding industry. In November 2018 after years of coaching professionally, Mike developed a sudden neurological condition causing him to lose his sense of balance, and experience extreme reactions to movement. Among other severe limitations, doctors told him he would never paddle again.
    Mike quickly proved them wrong as he re-learned how to walk, and within two years he was back on his paddleboard, unbalanced, but standing and pushing himself to achieve his goals. Mike is the author of Crash and Rise, an autobiographical book about his life and experiences, he’s a renowned motivational speaker, the two-time winner of the International SUP Man Of The Year Award, and he’s on the cusp of being a world record holder for The Crossing he’s due to complete on August 24th 2022.
    By the end of this short conversation you’ll have met Mike, heard his story, and been inspired by his resilience and passion for supporting youth mental health. You’ll also hear about what motivated him when the odds were stacked against him, and what will keep him going out on the lake in his next major challenge.
    Please donate today at http://jack.org/thecrossing 
    Learn more about Mike and his mission:
    http://mikeshoreman.com/ 
    https://twitter.com/mikeshoreman 
    https://www.instagram.com/theunbalancedpaddleboarder/ 
    https://www.facebook.com/theunbalancedpaddleboarder 
     
    Follow Alexis on Instagram
    http://instagram.com/alexis.dovetail
    http://instagram.com/dovetailcommunity
    To learn more about the podcast or follow us on social, visit https://thinkaboutthis.carrd.co/  
     

    • 30 min
    How to Create Belonging and Understanding in Challenging Times

    How to Create Belonging and Understanding in Challenging Times

    This week we’re thinking about: How to create belonging and understanding in these challenging times.
    Whether you’re leading a company, a community, a small team or a large team, creating a space where folks feel empowered, autonomous, valued and connected is essential to your success. Right now, at the time of this recording, we’re still in the midst of the global pandemic, and North American society feels more divided than ever.  
    What if, as business owners and leaders, we had the power to create spaces of belonging and understanding in these divided times? 
    On today’s episode Saiyyidah Zaidi is asking just that question. In a practical sense, she’s in the midst of developing and launching The Center For Belonging and Understanding, a community and platform business in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space. Saiyyidah’s learning about what it takes to build a community and a business almost from scratch, and most importantly and obviously how to create a space where belonging and understanding are at the heart of everything they do. 
    Lucky for Saiyyidah, you and I, Jon Berghoff joined us today, and I couldn’t think of a better person to talk to about this! 
    Jon Berghoff is the founder of the XCHANGE Approach, a scientific approach to unlocking collective wisdom in any group.
    As Jon says, these are extraordinary times, which call for exponential conversations. Which is why innovative leaders, like Saiyyidah and I, have run to XCHANGE as the solution for bringing together companies, communities, clients, and customers in powerful ways.
    Before COVID-19, XCHANGE was leaned on by companies like Facebook, BMW, and Costco, to facilitate powerful, large scale conversations... when the stakes were highest.
    Since the COVID-19 outbreak, change agents of every type: educators, entrepreneurs, coaches, consultants and thought leaders... are using XCHANGE to create connection, community and accelerated learning in every imaginable environment. Digitally, and now face-to-face again.
    Saiyyidah Zaidi (whose name literally means female leader) is an experienced  facilitator, coach, and supervisor working internationally and across sectors. She qualified as an Architect and went on to have a very successful career in architecture before she moved on to continue her studies. Saiyyidah holds two Masters degrees with distinctions including one in Applied Positive Psychology and she is currently in the final stages of her doctorate in identity and intersectionality, where issues of power, inclusion, diversity, belonging and understanding are critically analysed.
    She is a firm believer that ‘words create worlds’ and that by considering the language of conversations in the Diversity Equity and Inclusion space we are able to use connection as the departure point rather than difference. 
    Learn more about Saiyyidah and her work:
    http://saiyyidah.com
    http://results.partners
    http://www.centreforbelongingandunderstanding.com/ 

    Follow Saiyyidah on Social:
    https://linkedin.com/in/saiyyidah/ 
    https://facebook.com/saiyyidahzaidi/ 
    https://facebook.com/saiyyidahzaidipage
    https://instagram.com/saiyyidahzaidi/ 
    https://twitter.com/saiyyidahzaidi 
    https://www.youtube.com/c/SaiyyidahZaidi
    Learn about Jon:
    https://xchangeapproach.com/ 
    Follow Jon on Social: 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonberghoff
    Follow Alexis on Instagram
    http://instagram.com/alexis.dovetail
    http://instagram.com/dovetailcommunity
    To learn more about the podcast or follow us on social, visit https://thinkaboutthis.carrd.co/  
     

    • 1 hr 25 min
    How to Scale Your Company Culture While Rapidly Scaling Your Business

    How to Scale Your Company Culture While Rapidly Scaling Your Business

    This week’s challenge we’re tackling? How do you scale your company culture while rapidly scaling your business? 
    It’s easy to brainstorm some nice sounding company values and slap them on your office wall for appearances.
    Obviously, you and I and leaders like us want to foster values and company culture that are more than just words on a wall, especially as we expand our businesses and grow our teams. Unfortunately, company culture often falls to the wayside as companies experience rapid growth. On this week’s episode, Inna Lokshin asks Kristi Herold how to set the stage for her company’s rapid expansion, and keep her company culture intact. 
    Dr. Inna Lokshin is a Naturopathic Doctor from Toronto, Canada, with a clinical focus and deep passion for women’s health and hormones. 
    She is the founder of the Hormone Rebalance Centre, servicing Ontario and British Columbia, and is the creator of the signature Hormone Rebalance Advantage Program. Her mission is to educate, elevate and empower women to be the best version of themselves and feel happier and healthier with the help of natural hormone balancing.   
    Kristi Herold helps connect people through play and helps companies unlock profit through play.  Kristi’s vision is to get 1 million people playing annually.
    Kristi is the founder and CEO of “JAM - powered by the Sport & Social Group”, a multi-million dollar global business that has connected over 1.5 million people through play since inception - one of the largest adult recreational sports leagues in the world and more recently one of the world’s top providers of PLAY to corporate teams.  
    By the end of the conversation you’ll have some great advice for improving and scaling your company culture, getting your team on the same page, rewarding team members who demonstrate your core values, setting a strong vision for your company as you grow, and more.  
    Download Cameron Herold’s Vivid Vision Document
    Learn about Hormone Rebalance Centre take their free hormone quiz which comes with a personalized report: 
    https://www.hormonerebalance.com/hormonequiz/
    https://www.facebook.com/hormonerebalance
    https://www.instagram.com/hormonerebalance/  
    Learn about Kristi’s companies:
    http://www.jamgroup.com
    http://www.jamsports.com 
    http://www.workplayjam.com 
    Follow Kristi on Social Media:
    http://linkedin.com/in/kristi-herold-8a7180
    https://www.facebook.com/kristi.herold.5
    https://www.instagram.com/kristiherold_/
    http://twitter.com/KristiHerold 
    Follow Alexis on Instagram
    http://instagram.com/alexis.dovetail
    http://instagram.com/dovetailcommunity
    To learn more about the podcast or follow us on social, visit https://thinkaboutthis.carrd.co/  

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

Tahani A ,

Love love

Such an inspiration to hear and learn from you and your guests. Highly recommended.

doctorsarahdove ,

Amazing Poscast

I binge-listened to the first episodes and love love love them! I love Alexis and think she has such a big heart and has curated an amazing group of experts. This podcast is exactly what I needed to hear, and I think it’s exactly what is needed in the world of entrepreneurs. Well done and I can’t wait to listen to the next episode - I’m hooked!

thisischerryrose ,

Phenomenal podcast.

An incredible podcast for entrepreneurs! As an entrepreneur myself, I loved the guests and conversations that Alexis brought. The lessons were very practical for my business, and the guests were clearly experts in their space. Alexis is a great host and it was a lot of fun listening to these episodes. Looking forward to future ones!

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