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Join renowned entrepreneur + mentor Ali Brown each week for this award-winning podcast about, and for, women entrepreneurs and leaders who think big, do different, and share ideas that disrupt the status quo. Ali and her Glambition Radio guests are rewriting the rules for leadership, business success, making money, and changing the world. Recent interviews on this long-running podcast include billion-dollar entrepreneur Cindy Eckert, fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff, corporate legend Beth Comstock, Orange Theory founder Ellen Latham, financial expert Jean Chatzky, activist Zainab Salbi, and many more. Learn more about the podcast and Ali at AliBrown.com. 

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Join renowned entrepreneur + mentor Ali Brown each week for this award-winning podcast about, and for, women entrepreneurs and leaders who think big, do different, and share ideas that disrupt the status quo. Ali and her Glambition Radio guests are rewriting the rules for leadership, business success, making money, and changing the world. Recent interviews on this long-running podcast include billion-dollar entrepreneur Cindy Eckert, fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff, corporate legend Beth Comstock, Orange Theory founder Ellen Latham, financial expert Jean Chatzky, activist Zainab Salbi, and many more. Learn more about the podcast and Ali at AliBrown.com. 

    Whitney Johnson, Innovation and Disruption Theorist — Glambition® Radio Episode 198 with Ali Brown

    Whitney Johnson, Innovation and Disruption Theorist — Glambition® Radio Episode 198 with Ali Brown

    While it’s hard to believe, today’s guest—innovation and disruption theorist Whitney Johnson (the woman lecturing at Harvard Business School, exemplifying the Wall Street ‘financial dream’, and earning the highest honors for organizational thought leadership all while wearing great suits)—has also experienced her fair share of ‘vague notions’ about her future’s direction, as you’ll hear on this #GlambitionRadio. And that’s exactly what makes her incredibly… credible.



    She’s one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world (Thinkers50), an expert on helping high-growth organizations develop high-growth individuals, an award-winning author, world-class keynote speaker, frequent lecturer for Harvard Business School's Corporate Learning, and an executive coach and advisor to CEOs. She co-founded the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Harvard's Clayton M. Christensen and led an $8 million seed round for Korea’s Coupang—currently valued at $9+ billion.



    Whitney’s professional accomplishments are impressive—and so is her commitment to leaping into the unknown and disrupting herself. From her humble professional beginning as a Wall Street secretary with a music major to a globally recognized business leader, Whitney vanquishes the notion that her success has anything to do with luck… and reminds us that neither does ours.



    On this episode of Glambition Radio, you’ll hear:



    How Whitney turned sexist (but motivational) remarks during her first Wall Street job into a lifelong pursuit of personal disruption—and how you can do the same

    The one book that catapulted her into an astonishing professional partnership (if this isn’t synchronicity in action, I don’t know what is!)

    Her essential framework for both leaders and employees to recognize and embrace their paths of growth (this paradigm will shift everything…)

    Why renouncing your ‘shrinking violet’ identity is the key to indisputable leadership



    Along with enlightening conversation, this episode provides several resources to help you and your team reach your highest performance potentials. I’m even reading one myself!



    So head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later).



    And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook.



    XO,



    Ali



    P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!



    Show Notes:



    Learn more about Whitney’s coaching, speaking, and media resources

    Read Whitney’s newest book, Build an A-Team

    Listen to my guest appearance on Whitney’s Disrupt Yourself podcast

    Read Whitney’s Harvard Business Review article, ‘Disrupt Yourself’

    Read Clayton M. Christensen’s book, The Innovator’s Dilemma

    Learn more about The Trust – my new premier network for 7+8-figure women entrepreneurs

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    Sigrun Gudjonsdottir, International Master Coach — Glambition® Radio Episode 197 with Ali Brown

    Sigrun Gudjonsdottir, International Master Coach — Glambition® Radio Episode 197 with Ali Brown

    If you’ve ever felt the inclination to allow finances, family, time (or anything else…) to get in the way of pursuing your biggest dreams, this is an episode you’ve got to listen to.



    From the time she was 9 years old assisting in her family’s dry cleaning business in Iceland, this master coach and ‘international woman of mystery’ has cultivated a track record of accomplishment and influence. But what Sigrun Gudjonsdottir (known online as simply ‘Sigrun’) is most excited about now is her mission to accelerate gender equality through female entrepreneurship. With her mantra of ‘Be inspired. Think big. Take action.’, she’s helping the women she works with reach new levels of success—in Europe and beyond.







    When I get to interview the women I work with, I love discovering new things about them. And my Premier client Sigrun did not disappoint on this episode of #GlambitionRadio—she’s a licensed architect, holds four master’s degrees AND has an MBA from London Business School. She’s successfully turned around several small companies in Iceland and gained prominent media attention as one of only four women on the 'top hundred’ company list during her time at the fourth largest IT company in Iceland. Today, she runs a multi-7-figure coaching company that assists thousands of women all over the world. And the ‘red thread’ connecting each of these accomplishments is her steadfast determination to pursue her dreams, and how it was all seeded during her early years.



    On this episode, you’ll hear:



    How surprising information from unexpected sources guided Sigrun’s professional pivots — and kept her true to her purpose

    The life-changing moment she traded power for vulnerability — and how this brought in the LOVE of her life (I love this story!)

    Why it’s critical for even the most successful women to have to confront feelings of shyness during an ‘up-level’

    The eye-opening reason Sigrun wears RED… and what this symbolizes for women across the world

    Why courage and awareness of purpose are essential elements of opportunity… in business and in life

    All about her exciting new Selfmade Summit for women, happening in Iceland this June. (Tickets are available now.)



    So head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later).



    And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook.



    XO,



    Ali



    P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!



    Show Notes:



    Listen to ‘The Sigrun Show’ podcast

    Learn more about Sigrun’s Selfmade Summit for women

    Watch Sigrun’s TEDx Talk, ‘Be inspired. Think big. Take action.’

    Learn more about The Trust – my new premier network for women entrepreneurs generating over $1M+ annually

    • 39 min
    Jessie Woolley-Wilson, President + CEO of DreamBox — Glambition® Radio Episode 196 with Ali Brown


    Jessie Woolley-Wilson, President + CEO of DreamBox — Glambition® Radio Episode 196 with Ali Brown


    She’s been driven by a singular belief that all children need and deserve high-quality learning opportunities, regardless of who they are or where they live. And the LEADERSHIP lessons gained from our guest today are worth listening to this episode over and over again.



    Today on #GlambitionRadio, Jessie Woolley-Wilson, CEO of DreamBox® Learning, shares her truly inspiring story of combining tech + education to create a unique career path that’s now changing the future of learning for students everywhere… and inspiring leaders to welcome challenges that enhance their own professional growth.







    On GlambitionRadio.com, you’ll hear how Jessie’s not replacing teachers, but supplementing education with new technology that adapts to children’s individual learning capabilities. DreamBox currently serves over 4 million K-8 students and approximately 150,000 teachers. The company provided more than 350 million math lessons across the U.S. and Canada in 2017, and Jessie recently secured an impressive $130 million investment from The Rise Fund.



    On this episode of Glambition Radio, you’ll hear:



    How Jessie was mistaken for an office assistant during her initial pitch for $10M+ of funding — and how she responded in that moment

    How luck doesn’t happen by accident, but by preparation — and how to ramp up your good fortune by being humble, acknowledging weaknesses, and improving them

    Why recognizing and shining light on women of impact is essential (because when one shines, all others are illuminated)

    Why encouraging ‘benevolent friction’ at work (and at home) is the key to unlocking more attuned and productive relationships in all areas of your life

    How to reframe what should have happened into what could have happened — to produce your most desired outcomes (this one’s a tough pill to swallow, but so worth it!)



    So head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later).



    And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook.



    XO,



    Ali



    P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!



    Show Notes:



    Learn more about DreamBox Learning

    Watch Jessie’s TEDx Talk, ‘Blending Technology and Classroom Learning’

    • 42 min
    ‘The Power of Exclusion’ — Glambition® Radio Episode 195 with Ali Brown

    ‘The Power of Exclusion’ — Glambition® Radio Episode 195 with Ali Brown

    Does the word ‘exclusion’ make you cringe? Is it because all the talk is about *inclusion* these days? Well, I get it. But here’s the rub: Exclusion may be the BEST concept you’ve put into your business in a long time, when it comes to selecting your market and your offerings in an ultra-focused way.



    Because right now, more than ever, the ultimate poison is selling to everyone. In fact, my not-so-pretty alternate name for this episode was... ‘The Mass Marketing Sh--show.’



    Here’s why...



    We *know* we shouldn’t be marketing to everybody. But in real life, our knowing becomes very separated from adhering to this adage. Why is that? Because the idea of targeting LESS people causes our brains to go into a conscious – or subconscious -- mild panic.



    So we avoid it.



    We spend all day aiming for tons of followers and LIKES – shooting for the lowest common denominator.



    We post VANILLA content that everyone will agree with (or at least generates the least amount of disruption with our audiences).



    We create programs or products that EVERYONE in our category can use, and price them so that most all can afford it.



    We stay in a lane that’s POPULAR, and where we happen to ‘appear’ most successful due to sheer volume.



    We value our success by HIGH numbers, everywhere, no matter what the real meaning is behind them.



    The next part of it is a bit insidious. At first, this all looks good, and sales could be streaming in at a pretty good clip. But then, general popularity breeds competition, and so we start having to do MORE and work harder to stand out and not only excel, but just achieve the results we used to.



    We start to discount more and drop prices to win business.



    We cram more and more into our offerings... to ‘add value’ to stand out from everyone else. (19 bonuses, anyone?)



    And all the while, the larger volume of sales and customers necessitates a larger team to manage them, and all the activity.



    Profits on the product alone begin to decrease, while team and overhead expenses INCREASE, and the strength of the brand slowly diminishes.



    Sadly, more often than not, I’ll have a client walk in my door in this situation. Often with even a 7- or 8-figure business that’s become trapped in its own formula of success that worked at first, but then became a bit of a mass market machine that is eating them alive, and they need help forging the way out.



    (And this phenomenon isn’t just limited to businesses like ours. Giant publishers and big companies have been struggling with these shifts, while niche sites, brands, and offerings have been not only weathering the storm, but thriving.)



    So have a think about narrowing your market — a certain portion of your audience — or narrowing your offerings — specializing in a specific product or service.



    Your results could be astounding, ranging from dramatically increased profits, simpler marketing plans that convert, reduced competition, and easier alliances with partners who promote you.



    On today’s episode of #GlambitionRadio, I’ll walk you through what to think about when narrowing your market or offerings – along with some dangers you need to consider when you do this. (Hint: Much of this is about winning the mind game with yourself.)



    I've walked clients through many kinds of these shifts over the years. And here's the thing. It's not always EASY, but once the changes are made, I’m telling you... business flows so much more beautifully.



    Amateurs market to everyone; pros get focused.



    (BTW, that’s what led me to creating The Trust, my new, private, premier global network for women entrepreneurs with businesses generating $1M+ annually. This isn’t only about who it’s for; it’s who it’s NOT...

    • 18 min
    Jaime Masters of ‘Eventual Millionaire’ — Glambition® Radio Episode 194 with Ali Brown

    Jaime Masters of ‘Eventual Millionaire’ — Glambition® Radio Episode 194 with Ali Brown

    In 2010, long before podcasting was cool, and before she had any traction with her ‘Eventual Millionaire’ podcast, today’s Glambition Radio guest crafted a vision... she wanted to eventually become a millionaire herself — and clearly outlined her future life despite how cheesy it felt to envision her dreams. And, through hopeful cold calls and emails, she slowly began to interview and surround herself with real millionaires — and discovered they had one strong success indicator in common: a clearly defined vision.







     



    On today’s episode of Glambition Radio, author and host of ‘Eventual Millionaire’, Jaime Masters, dispels the myth that reaching millionaire status is out of the realm of possibility, along with key realizations that show… millionaires, they’re just like us!



    Jaime has interviewed over 400 millionaires and billionaires, and has caught the attention of media giants including Yahoo Finance, Inc.com, SUCCESS Magazine, Entrepreneur, and more. Her bestselling book, The Eventual Millionaire, is available online and wherever books are sold.



    On #GlambitionRadio, you’ll hear us discuss:



    The importance of cultivating high-quality, in-person interactions during an age of fast and anonymous digital connections (because you really are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with)

    How to bend time to your will for more immediate business results (no super-powers needed… implementation is just one decision away)

    The emotional realities of up-leveling with a full-time team — and how responsibility for others suddenly hits an all new level of ‘real’

    Why it’s cool (and super helpful) to be geeky — and the benefits of working with complementary skillsets (quick tip — you shouldn’t do it all by yourself)

    Why making more money doesn’t erase your problems; Jaime and I agree — adding more zeros simply amplifies what’s already happening in your life, for better or worse



    I was honored to be a guest on Jaime’s podcast last year, and was delighted to continue our conversation. I’m sure you’ll find this episode an entertaining and insightful listen.



    So head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later).



    And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook.



    XO,



    Ali



    P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!



    Show Notes:



    Listen to Jaime’s ‘Eventual Millionaire’ podcast on Apple Podcasts

    Read ‘The Eventual Millionaire: How Anyone Can Be an Entrepreneur and Successfully Grow Their Startup’

    Learn more about ‘Eventual Millionaire’ coaching and products

    Listen to my guest appearance on Jaime’s ‘Eventual Millionaire’ podcast

    • 40 min
    Sheri Salata, Author of ‘The Beautiful No’ — Glambition® Radio Episode 193 with Ali Brown


    Sheri Salata, Author of ‘The Beautiful No’ — Glambition® Radio Episode 193 with Ali Brown


    For over two decades, today’s Glambition Radio guest was content to produce wildly successful book clubs and media launches for Oprah Winfrey… completely behind the scenes. And she thrived in her role as ‘the person behind the person’. But when the level of service sustaining her professional success suddenly flipped the switch, it illuminated her sacrifice of self-care. So Sheri Salata was forced to get real, go deeper, and ground into her courage…







    Courage to let go of security. Courage to co-create her life with the Universe. And courage to embrace ‘the beautiful no’ causing redirection and rejection — allowing for a more authentic experience of living life from a place of love. And on #GlambitionRadio, Sheri reveals the shifts that transformed her relationship to self-care and uncertainty, and ultimately led to emerging from behind the scenes into the spotlight of her new life.



    Sheri served as Co-President of Harpo Studios and OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. She has been named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100 and the 2017 Feminist Press Power Award winners. Sheri’s first book, The Beautiful No and Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence and Transformation, published by Harper Collins, debuted in June 2019.



    On this powerful episode, you’ll hear:



    Why a strong ‘dreaming practice’ can be your secret superpower (hint—you only need 15 minutes to start feeling results!)

    Why BIG expansion doesn’t have to equal ‘creative frenzy’ — and how to embrace mindfulness and flow

    Ways to relieve yourself of that ever-nagging comparison to others — and truly embrace your own growth and elevation

    How to reexamine life’s disappointment, heartbreak, and betrayal with a more expansive and abundant perspective (where are you relying on a scarcity mindset?)

    The deep call Sheri answered to embody new levels of visibility — and vulnerability — to create a lasting impact on the world around her

    Simple techniques to ground in your spiritual practice — that translate directly into more aligned business success (this is especially important for high-achieving women)



    And, I know after listening to this episode you’ll be able to reflect and appreciate the ‘beautiful nos’ that have appeared in your life. :)



    Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later).



    And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook.



    XO,



    Ali



    P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!



    Show Notes:



    Read Sheri’s new book, The Beautiful No

    Learn more about The Pillar Life

    Listen to‘The Sheri + Nancy Show’

    Listen to ‘Your Ego Loves False Metrics’ — Glambition Radio Episode 179 with Ali Brown

    Hear my previous interview with Sheri on Glambition Radio Episode 148

    • 40 min

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