31 episodes

Business tips, tools, and advice for female entrepreneurs who want to start or grow the business of their dreams.

Into The Wild Renee Warren

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 6 Ratings

Business tips, tools, and advice for female entrepreneurs who want to start or grow the business of their dreams.

    29. How to Position Yourself as High-end (even if you’re not) with Merel Kriegsman

    29. How to Position Yourself as High-end (even if you’re not) with Merel Kriegsman

    Hey You Wild Women!
    My guest today is Merel Kriegsman, CEO and Founder of Merel Kriegsman Media. Originally from Holland, she now lives in Saskatchewan with her husband and 3 beautiful young daughters. Merel has done it all from singing Soprano on stages across Europe, to cleaning toilets in Germany, to successfully launching her copywriting business. 
    Merel founded her business with the goal to help women across the globe ascend into self-funded wealth. Through copywriting and coaching, Merel helps her clients understand their worth and become the unapologetic money makers they were destined to be.
    In This Episode, You Will Learn About:
    Why Merel’s question to all her clients is "If you had 10 times the confidence, what would you do?" Learning to set work/life boundaries How she increased her income after becoming the sole provider for her family Why she believes in the importance of imparting life skills to her daughters Why you need to just start and stop waiting for perfection Taking the time to hone your skills and build relationships Why you shouldn’t relinquish your power and chase non-existent problems The need to consistently show up and commit Creating copy that sells Giving yourself the grace to iterate: It’s okay to make mistakes. Understanding that messaging is fluid and learning to pivot Knowing your value from the get-go and pricing accordingly How Merel teaches her clients skills in pitching, negotiating and overcoming objections Becoming the authority behind the money Learning to utilize and leverage your network Positioning yourself as the value Overcoming blocks to earn what you deserve The importance of creating clear plans and goals for your income Why you should never compare yourself to competitors Tips on how to increase your pricing How to position yourself for high-end business; Understanding the needs of high-end clients Maintaining momentum Showcasing your personality and having a holistic approach to credibility Resources:
    Website: Merel Kriegsman Facebook group: Create Your Money Vortex Instagram: @merelkriegsman Public Shout Outs:
    Google Docs Dropbox What it means to be a WILD woman:
    “Knowing your desires and honoring them.” ~ Merel Kriegsman
     
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    Renée Warren is an award-winning entrepreneur, a 7-figure business starter, and the founder of We Wild Women, a business dedicated to helping women launch their dream business. She previously founded an industry-recognized PR agency that worked with funded technology startups from South Africa to San Diego.
    She's a mom to Irish Twins, a published author, and a drummer.
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    By having a good rating, it helps me reach more ambitious women who are aching to start their dream business but don't know how. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap, and rate -- 5 stars will do -- and select "Write a Review." Make sure to highlight your favorite bits, and I'll be sure to give some public shoutouts!
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    Follow me on social media @renee_warren and @we.wild.women and check out www.wewildwomen.com.
     

    • 48 min
    28. The Due Diligence of Starting a Business with April MacKinnon

    28. The Due Diligence of Starting a Business with April MacKinnon

    Hey you wild women!
    Joining me today is April MacKinnon, an amazing entrepreneur and owner of Anointment Natural Skin Care. She stumbled upon a great business, bought it, and realized very quickly her lack of due diligence. A major lesson learned, but after years in business, she has found her footing and has an incredible product line.
    April spends her spare time researching clinical herbal medicine and advanced skincare formulation to help her enrich her business and the lives of her customers. Her goal? To have the well-being needs of women met while they are transitioning through motherhood and family life.
    In This Episode, You Will Learn About:
    Learning to adapt to quick changes in the market Not knowing what you don’t know: The need for due diligence when starting a business Learning to lead with your heart Overcoming the masculine energy involved in business Understanding regulatory bodies The danger of assuming something is being done right How April started two businesses at the same time with two children at home Learning the ropes: How her background in engineering benefitted her shift to skincare Using plants as medicine The shift to going beyond mainstream wellness Reflecting and dealing with stress in a productive way If you can’t learn from your mistakes, you can’t succeed Understanding that no one is immune to failure Rebranding; How April made Anointment her own The importance and process of refining your message How COVID-19 has impacted her business Adapting to a smaller team Growing during a pandemic How being forced online has changed her perspective on ecommerce Overcoming inadvertent psychological barriers to online business Fostering authenticity with your customers Pricing strategies Resources:
    Website: Anointment Natural Skin Care Instagram: @anointment Facebook: Anointment Natural Skin Care Podcast: The Ripple Effect Public Shout Outs:
    Later What it means to be a WILD woman:
    ‘The freedom to leave a career that is stable and lucrative to pursue risk with the promise of freedom over my own time.’ ~ April McKinnon
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    Renée Warren is an award-winning entrepreneur, a 7-figure business starter, and the founder of We Wild Women, a business dedicated to helping women launch their dream business. She previously founded an industry-recognized PR agency that worked with funded technology startups from South Africa to San Diego.
    She's a mom to Irish Twins (not planned), a published author, and a drummer.
    Rate, review, and subscribe on Apple Podcast
    "I love Into The Wild, and think it's the best thing since sliced bread."
    By having a good rating, it helps me reach more ambitious women who want to start their dream business. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap, and rate -- 5 stars will do -- and select "Write a Review." Make sure to highlight your favorite bits, and I'll be sure to give some public shoutouts!
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    Follow me on social media @renee_warren + @we.wild.women and check out www.wewildwomen.com.
     

    • 46 min
    27. How to Turn Passion Into Profits with Isis Woods

    27. How to Turn Passion Into Profits with Isis Woods

    My guest today is the epitome of a focused, bad-ass woman in business. Isis Woods launched her ‘side-hustle’ The Digital Sales Guru in 2019, but after earning $10k in under a month, she realized that it was her ticket to financial freedom. With her new business, she was able to transition from a tired kindergarten teacher to a retired 6-figure entrepreneur in less than 8 months.
    Utilizing her knowledge and expertise, Isis teaches aspiring entrepreneurs how to build their brand, grow a loyal customer base, and create products that sell. It’s not an easy route - it takes hard work and dedication to create a stable, livable income this way. If you’re willing to put in the time, anyone can follow in Isis’s footsteps.
    Listen in as she brings us through her journey, shares tips on building a successful business, and discusses the importance of having a healthy work/life balance.
    In This Episode, You Will Learn About:
    Acting with purpose Selling your benefits instead of just outlining product or service features Pushing through the lack of energy and making sacrifices to achieve your goals The importance of always putting people first Why your pricing is doing you a disservice: You must know your value! The origins of The Digital Sales Guru Creating a sustainable business on digital platforms How Isis channeled her strong passion for teaching into her new career Why and how you should prepare for your transition to entrepreneurship Expecting the unexpected: Planning for the worst-case scenario in your business and life Researching the methods of those that came before you and found success Utilizing your support system outside of work to help build your work Making a splash on Instagram The importance of CORRECTLY using hashtags to help people discover you Promoting and supporting your community Creating partnerships with like-minded people and businesses Engagement: Why you need to put in the time to have meaningful conversations with your audience Being better allies: What you can do to support POC with your platform Striving for representation and inclusivity to be normalized Creating work/life balance: Making the time for yourself and others Resources:
    Website: The Digital Sales Guru Instagram: @isisbreanna Freebies: Free downloads Public Shout Outs:
    Zoom Planoly What it means to be a WILD woman:
    ‘A lioness. Very bold. Very brave. Pushing through fear to launch, start, begin. Trusting yourself and preparing to take over the world.’ ~ Isis Woods
     
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    Renée Warren is an award-winning entrepreneur, a 7-figure business starter, and the founder of We Wild Women, a business dedicated to helping women launch their dream business. She previously founded an industry-recognized PR agency that worked with funded technology startups from South Africa to San Diego.
    She's a mom to Irish Twins (not planned), a published author, and a drummer.
    Rate, review, and subscribe on Apple Podcast
    "I love Into The Wild, and think it's the best thing since sliced bread."
    By having a good rating, it helps me reach more ambitious women who want to start their dream business. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap, and rate -- 5 stars will do -- and select "Write a Review." Make sure to highlight your favorite bits, and I'll be sure to give some public shoutouts!
    Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE. 
    Follow me on social media @renee_warren + @we.wild.women and check out www.wewildwomen.com.

    • 41 min
    26. The Art of The Scrappy Start: How To Focus On The One Thing With Sarah Apgar

    26. The Art of The Scrappy Start: How To Focus On The One Thing With Sarah Apgar

    In This Episode, You Will Learn About:
    Sarah’s favorite quote by Winston Churchill “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” The decision to go fulltime in a hew idea, with a vision you cannot see, is the confidence to take the leap. Her product’s early days decision about whether to set up her own factory or outsource the production. The ways to figure out the scalable version of your first draft (product/service). Hiring: How her partner was always worried about whether you brought the best people to the seats they created at the table. She realized you just need seats and a table first. Build your table first, pull up some chairs, and have people to work with before if you think they are the best people. Mistake: Didn’t reach out fast enough to the community that was going to become her core market - took longer to evolve because she didn’t work more quickly or more scrappy. Always start with every single person you work with and share with them an expectations document. The idea came about by way to extend her comradery as the army did. Wanted to create tools that mimic what she would have on the ground as a firefighter (hose and the strength training program.) People related adversity: identity who is in your inner circle and can be called on when you need them most. The real people are the ones you can call and be vulnerable with. Process related adversity: When you’re staring at a problem it always feels bigger then it really is, so break apart the problem into bite-sized chunks that you can actually focus on. Look at the resources you have now to solve that problem - look at the alternatives in your vicinity to come up with a solution. MIlitary mental toughness to business life comes from the underlying support that we have (our village) breaking down problems into bitesize chunks to be able to move forward. There is always a way out, but it takes teamwork and time. Compartmentalization is important for business success. Overnight success does not exist! Behind every overnight success, is decades of blood, sweat, and tears. Sarah shares her five principles: 1 - Be the most curious person that you know, 2 - Always share what you’re very best at, 3 - Set important milestones 4 - Practice nurturing your village 5- Always work during your state of flow.
    Resources:
    Personal Website: Sarah Apgar
    Instagram: FitFighter
    FitFighter website: FitFighter
    ABC News: Coverage
    FitFighter Sizzler: YouTube
    Being a wild woman:
    “Is smiling when no one else is smiling” ~ Sarah Apgar
    “Bucking up in the face of total chaos” ~ Sarah Apgar
     
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    Renée Warren is an award-winning entrepreneur, a 7-figure business starter, and the founder of We Wild Women, a business dedicated to helping women launch their dream business. She previously founded an industry-recognized PR agency that worked with funded technology startups from South Africa to San Diego.
    She's a mom to Irish Twins (not planned), a published author, and a drummer.
    Rate, review, and subscribe on Apple Podcast
    "I love Into The Wild, and think it's the best thing since sliced bread." By having a good rating, it helps me reach more ambitious women who want to start their dream business. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap, and rate -- 5 stars will do -- and select "Write a Review." Make sure to highlight your favorite bits, and I'll be sure to give some public shoutouts!
    Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE.
    Follow me on social media @renee_warren + @we.wild.women and check out www.wewildwomen.com.
     

    • 49 min
    BONUS: How to Conquer Imposter Syndrome

    BONUS: How to Conquer Imposter Syndrome

    Every single female entrepreneur I interview or speak with has, at some moment, felt intense feelings of inadequacy. They often think...
    Can I do this? Will people trust me? What if I fail? I get it. My gosh, we have all been there before even with things like parenting, gardening, and starting a new job.
    However, these feelings of incompetence often stop us from pushing through and achieving our true life desires. Most of which come from social pressures and unrealistic expectations.
    Who are we to do the things that lead us to joy when WE SHOULD ALL BE SUFFERING?! ... because why live a life of abundance if billions of people are suffering? And what the F happens if I fail?
    I'll tell you what happens:
    The more you succeed, the more you can give! The more you give, the fewer people will suffer. None of which you can do if you live a mediocre life avoiding greatness because of your misguided beliefs.  Failure is just an ugly lesson in disguise. I don't know a single professional (entrepreneur, athlete, CEO, or politician) that hasn't failed miserably at something in their career. You have to fail to succeed. So yeah, lots to unpack here and most of which I cover in this episode. So tune in to hear 11 ways to conquer imposter syndrome. 
    Resources:
    Ted Talk: Mike Cannon-Brookes --------
    Renée Warren is an award-winning entrepreneur, a 7-figure business starter, and the founder of We Wild Women, a business dedicated to helping women launch their dream business. She previously founded an industry-recognized PR agency that worked with funded technology startups from South Africa to San Diego.
    She's a mom to Irish Twins (not planned), a published author, and a drummer.
    Rate, review, and subscribe on Apple Podcast
    "I love Into The Wild, and think it's the best thing since sliced bread."
    By having a good rating, it helps me reach more ambitious women who want to start their dream business. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap, and rate -- 5 stars will do -- and select "Write a Review." Make sure to highlight your favorite bits, and I'll be sure to give some public shoutouts!
    Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE. 
    Follow me on social media @renee_warren + @we.wild.women and check out www.wewildwomen.com.

    • 20 min
    25. How to Go All In with Megan Tong

    25. How to Go All In with Megan Tong

    Megan Tong is the co-founder of a million-dollar business, Kanga, which is Toronto’s first Australian-style meat pie company. She brought the restaurant to fame, with three locations and has been featured in the Toronto Star, Chatelaine magazine, BlogTO, and on The Social.
    Ever since Megan was young, she envisioned becoming financially free. She always wanted to be able to decide what to do with her time, and not be chained to a desk. She achieved that at the age of 31.
    She’s passionate about giving back and helping solve world hunger, and co-organizes her local Taking Action Against Hunger, a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger.
    After the sale of Kanga, she turned to coaching where she now works with my clients one on one, to have breakthroughs, and finally create the life they've always dreamed of.
    “Never do anything half-assed. Always use your full ass.” - Megan tong
    In This Episode, You Will Learn About:
    Physical pain from rolling out dough to make meat pies (migraine) Advice: go where the people are! Not having proper controls in place, internal and external controls  Name idea and business idea came up over a bottle of wine Started baking pies at a local festival  Name: started with Meat Pie Mates How she sold the company in 2018 How she fell out of love with the business and needed to move on If you‘re getting into business just to exit, it’s not a good idea Got to get into business to BE in it Your thoughts not your actions create your results Growing the catering side of the business was a surprising revenue generator  Know that it’s possible, just take baby steps Resources:
    Website: Megan Tong Instagram: @coachmegantong Public shoutouts:
    Google Calendar  Being a wild woman:
    “Having the courage to remember who you are” ~ Megan Tong

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    Renée Warren is an award-winning entrepreneur, a 7-figure business starter, and the founder of We Wild Women, a business dedicated to helping women launch their dream business. She previously founded an industry-recognized PR agency that worked with funded technology startups from South Africa to San Diego.
     
    She's a mom to Irish Twins (not planned), a published author, and a drummer.
    Rate, review, and subscribe on Apple Podcast
    "I love Into The Wild, and think it's the best thing since sliced bread."
    By having a good rating, it helps me reach more ambitious women who want to start their dream business. Click here, scroll to the bottom, tap, and rate -- 5 stars will do -- and select "Write a Review." Make sure to highlight your favorite bits, and I'll be sure to give some public shoutouts!
    Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE. 
    Follow me on social media @renee_warren + @we.wild.women and check out www.wewildwomen.com.
     

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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6 Ratings

@leadwithjulietran ,

Must listen for first time entrepreneurs!

As a new entrepreneur, I'm getting so much value out of this podcast. Especially the episode with Kareen Walsh! Clarity is the critical first step (what and why), followed by Strategy (how). Renee is an engaging interviewer and she packs in valuable advice from personal experience. Thank you Renee - cant wait to dive in to more episodes!

Rachelrichards92 ,

Natalie Davison episode - WOW

Just listened to the episode with Natalie Davidson. I am so impressed, it is absolutely packed with value. Can’t wait to listen to more. Props to the podcast host Renee for finding such awesome guests! She does a great job interviewing. Highly recommend!

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Want to be WILDLY successful in your biz?

Renee has a knack for nailing what the audience wants to hear. She chooses women who are confident in the calling who have the heart to her build up others and offer advice that helps them grow and thrive in their space.

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