13 episodes

We all know entrepreneurship is a lonely journey!

Each Monday join Natalie as she uncovers new ways to navigate this treacherous path while sharing inspiring stories and actionable insights from Entrepreneurs all over the world, who have honed their superpowers to charge forward with new ideas to survive and thrive in a rapidly changing world.

If you are an entrepreneur growing your business in a fast-changing world, this podcast is for you!

The Evolving Entrepreneur Natalie Alcantara

    • Entrepreneurship

We all know entrepreneurship is a lonely journey!

Each Monday join Natalie as she uncovers new ways to navigate this treacherous path while sharing inspiring stories and actionable insights from Entrepreneurs all over the world, who have honed their superpowers to charge forward with new ideas to survive and thrive in a rapidly changing world.

If you are an entrepreneur growing your business in a fast-changing world, this podcast is for you!

    Ron Skillens: The Leadership Commitment

    Ron Skillens: The Leadership Commitment

    Ron has 30 years of executive leadership experience in the finance, management consulting, and healthcare industries. He has served in leadership positions ranging from Partner at a global firm to Chief Compliance and Audit Officer at several prominent healthcare systems. Ron is the Founder of Executive Momentum where he helps professionals develop their leadership and career growth through proven executive coaching and training programs.

    Ron has advised executives and boards throughout his career on various issues and has served on two nonprofit boards. He is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences on leadership, risk, and compliance topics.

    Ron lives in San Diego, CA with his lovely wife, Letitia, and son Davin. He loves boxing workouts, jazz, and classic hip-hop music. Ron earned a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Accounting from the University of North Texas and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and certified in healthcare and privacy compliance.



    In this episode Natalie and Ron discuss:

    Balancing a corporate job and an entrepreneurial venture
    What corporate leaders must focus on in today's world
    Maintaining relationships and connectedness in the new normal
    The LEAD framework
    Doing the uncomfortable



    Key Takeaways:

    A corporate job and an entrepreneurial journey can be hard to balance, but if it's something you truly want and love, it doesn't feel like work.
    Stress is a silent killer, so don't neglect your physical and mental well-being. Putting yourself first should always be your top priority so that when you show up, you show up in a way that is calmer and more focused.
    Relationships and connectedness can still be maintained with the new normal; you just have to change the way meetings are structured.
    Leading effectively requires learning about yourself, enrolling others in your vision, affiliating with the right people, and showing dedication.
    It's often the uncomfortable things that lead to growth - push yourself out of your comfort zone and you'll find new opportunities.



    "Stay committed to your goal and stay connected to your passion. The work becomes a passion in and of itself, and know why you want to do what you want to do." – Ron Skillens



    Connect with Ron:

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronskillens/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ronskillens



    Connect with Natalie:

    Website: www.ionmarketingltd.com

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliealcantaraionmarketing/

    Instagram: http://instagram.com/natalieionmarketing

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ionmarketingltd





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    • 36 min
    Monica Sherese: Finding Self & The Meaning of Success

    Monica Sherese: Finding Self & The Meaning of Success

    Monica is highly respected as a motivational, influential leader and collaborator who leverages expertise in personal and business transformation, coaching, strategy, change management, and facilitation to guarantee stellar results for both her coaching and consulting clients.

    As an evidence-based Self-Discovery Coach for high-achieving women 40+, Monica's work sits at the intersection of spirituality, self-image, and style. She offers a unique approach to helping clients transform their relationship with themselves, such that they are fully empowered in every area of life and have alignment between their inner self-image and outward self-expression.

    As an accomplished Organizational Strategy Consultant, she's worked with industry leaders (PwC, Deloitte) and other firms supporting senior executive clients at high-profile government agencies (FBI, NGA, DOD, DOJ, DHS, OPM, FEMA, NSF) to realize the possibility of people-driven culture, values-aligned strategy, continuous process improvement, and optimized organizational performance.



    In this episode Natalie and Monica discuss:

    Monica’s journey to self-discovery and personal development
    The accouterments of success
    How Monica dealt with the repercussions of letting go of what no longer serves her
    How can women in their 40’s reinvent their life?
    Developing your sense of self-confidence



    Key Takeaways:

    The best thing parents can do for their children is to let them make their own decisions in life, rather than pressuring them to live up to their expectations. Knowing who you really are is more important than living out your life pretending to be someone you aren't.
    The material possessions you work so hard to accumulate are meaningless and won’t give you long-term happiness unless you have a strong and grounded understanding of who you are, and what lights you up inside.
    Develop a strong sense of self that allows you to remain unwavering in the face of whatever life throws at you. Be there for yourself, root for yourself, and believe that no matter what, you can overcome all of these seemingly insurmountable challenges.
    The first step in reinventing your life is to develop awareness. Remove all of your roles, labels, and roles or responsibilities and just focus on what you really enjoy. Take complete care of yourself, of your soul, so that you have an overflow, to give willingly rather than out of obligation or fear of having it pressed out of you.
    You have to have the courage to show up authentically as yourself in order to build and elevate your self-image. The courage you seek and that you infuse in yourself may influence someone else to do the same.



    "I didn't understand before why it is that celebrities overdose. Why it is that people can be surrounded by all the things that most people believe they could ever want and still experience deep depression? Because all of those things are meaningless. They may give you fleeting happiness, but it doesn't stay." – Monica Sherese Brewster



    Follow Monica’s newly launched community: https://monicasherese.mykajabi.com/haven-fb-community-launch-may-2022



    Connect with Monica:

    Website: https://monicasherese.com/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/monicasherese

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/monica1913

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/monicasheresebrewster

    Email: monica@monicasherese.com



    Connect with Natalie:

    Website: www.ionmarketingltd.com

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliealcantaraionmarketing/

    Instagram: http://instagram.com/natalieionmarketing

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ionmarketingltd



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    • 57 min
    Katrina DeAngelis: Creating a Conscious Culture!

    Katrina DeAngelis: Creating a Conscious Culture!

    Katrina DeAngelis is an Employee Engagement and Organizational Culture expert. She is a big believer in the idea that a business's success is dependent on the culture that it cultivates. Katrina describes her work as a process of “discovery and development”. This experience enhances team engagement, collaboration, productive communication, and trust. Just ask one of the numerous businesses Katrina has helped from Vancouver to Germany to achieve their true potential and recognize their true self.

    This work has led to the creation of The 7 Chakras of Business – the culmination of Katrina’s lifelong work. This program is inspired by the chakras that exist within the human body and Katrina’s recognition of the collaborations between a person and a business. “Just as there is an energy system and a consciousness within humans, businesses have them too” says Katrina. 7 Chakras of Business aims to awaken the consciousness of your business. Katrina hopes that through this program she can help shift how we think about business – a change focused on creating “Ripples of Impact” on a global scale.



    In this episode Natalie and Katrina discuss:

    The concept of business as a living system instead of a static object
    Awakening the life of the company
    Creating a culture in the business
    The important values to consider in building a business
    Overcoming your self-doubts



    Key Takeaways:

    A business is a living system, people are the driving force behind it, and how we see it is how we see ourselves. And it is only when we start to treat it as a living, breathing entity that we can develop healthier teams and relationships, and bring life to our organization.
    Everyone in the company is responsible for awakening the company's life. It's all about showing up. It all comes down to showing up. And leaders at the top of an organization can create structures and processes that allow people to discover themselves or to lead effectively and consciously within the organization.
    Creating a culture within your business starts with self-awareness - defining what culture actually means to you and what you'd like to see, as well as thinking about the core issues that need attention.
    Businesses and owners should focus on defining the how, how it looks for them and their team, and what actually works. A clear understanding of your values is the key to success.
    The journey to our goals is always filled with self-doubt, but it's discovering our whys that leads us there.
    All of us want to feel confident, but what we really want is radical confidence, the confidence that comes from feeling self-doubt, fear, and whatever else you're feeling, but still doing it anyway. Practice radical confidence and you'll be able to achieve it faster.



    "What inspires me is the possibility of or the opportunities that are possible. If we do start to shift the way that we operate a business, the more consciously we can lead, the more conscious cultures can be. I think that this just creates such an opportunity for the world and for organizations himself to be a place of healing." – Katrina DeAngelis



    BOOK REFERENCE IN THE RECORDING – Radical Confidence: 10 No-BS Lessons on Becoming the Hero of Your Own Life by Lisa Bilyeu





    Connect with Katrina:

    Website: https://www.7chakrasofbusiness.com/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chakrasofbusiness/

    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/katrina-de-angelis

    Email: katrina@wy-cg.com

    Phone: (416) 602-505

    Connect with Natalie:

    Website: www.ionmarketingltd.com

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliealcantaraionmarketing/

    Instagram: http://instagram.com/natalieionmarketing

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ionmarketingltd



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    • 45 min
    Josh Friberg: Be An Adventurer In Your Business!

    Josh Friberg: Be An Adventurer In Your Business!

    Josh is a Certified XChange Guide – facilitating groups to unlock wisdom, knowledge, and potential at speed and scale.

    Josh served as the training director for a national real estate network, which grew over 3600% in 3 years, earned the Inman Innovator of the Year award, and was named to the Inc 500 fastest growing companies, twice. 

    He Is a board member for the National Speakers Association Oregon Chapter and serves on KWU faculty—named to Training Magazines Hall of Fame.

    When not training and coaching real estate agents, Josh and his family look for adventure camping, hunting, and fishing throughout the northwest.



    In this episode Natalie and Josh discuss:

    Josh’s Northstar in his entrepreneurial journey
    Job vs. vocation
    Reconnecting with your purpose on a road trip
    The importance of being the only
    Discovering your authentic self
    The growth accelerator for entrepreneurs
    What success means to Josh



    Key Takeaways:

    Live an integrated and adventurous life. Go on an adventure or try something new; it doesn't have to be big. Integrating every experience into an adventure can help in refueling your soul and is an important part of what makes life worth living.
    There's nothing wrong with working hard but don't let yourself become a slave in your own business. Engage in a vocation rather than a job; a vocation is bringing your entire being to the good that you're doing in the world.
    Being in a different environment can be challenging, but it's simply a matter of learning how to switch or reframe our mindset and staying focused despite all the changes that may come our way, as well as remaining true to your intention in caring for your clients.
    You don't have to be the best, you just have to be the only. Entrepreneurs must stop building businesses that no one hates. Rather, they must create businesses that some people love. Trust and bring that one-of-a-kind idea to the world, and watch your business thrive.
    Spend more time doing what you love and showing up in that way, and prioritize the things that fill you up over chasing after better results. Allowing yourself to learn more about who you are, who you serve, how you can serve them, and why you serve them can help you feel more authentic.
    Taking small steps to change your habits and behaviors and attempting to do so consistently can make a significant difference in achieving your goals.



    "Learn how to be an entrepreneur for your life. Take all of that wisdom, all that learning what you've figured out those skills that you have in business, and apply them to your whole person and it will transform you." – Josh Friberg



    Connect with Josh:

    Website: www.theabundantagent.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/josh.friberg

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/josh.friberg/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBiP9oPZS9IABhUSTcuDSWQ

    Email: josh@joshfriberg.com

    Phone:  (503) 330-4818



    Connect with Natalie:

    Website: www.ionmarketingltd.com

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliealcantaraionmarketing/

    Instagram: http://instagram.com/natalieionmarketing

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ionmarketingltd





    Show Notes by Podcastologist: Angelica Rayco.



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    • 53 min
    Alexandra Suchman: Game On!

    Alexandra Suchman: Game On!

    Alexandra (Alex) Suchman is CEO and co-founder of Barometer XP, a company that uses games to spark insightful conversations about how team members can better communicate and collaborate toward shared goals. Alex leads game sessions that help individuals and teams explore self-awareness and make meaningful, sustainable culture changes.

    Prior to Barometer XP, Alex founded AIS Collaborations, a consulting firm that helped small businesses reach new levels of success through simple systems, stronger organizing techniques, and better planning. She has an MPP from George Washington University, a BA in psychology from Colby College, and is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and DISC coach.



    In this episode Natalie and Robert discuss:

    The idea for Barometer XP
    The struggles of putting up the Barometer XP
    The impact of getting too attached to things
    Keeping your team motivated
    Putting boundaries on your time



    Key Takeaways:

    No matter how busy you are at work or in life, always make time and space for conversations or connecting with those around you. This gives you insight into how other people think and act, which you can use to be more strategic about how you work together in the future.
    Your proof of concept can become a purpose, and it is your willingness to put forth your best effort in doing that thing and collaborating with your team that will make a real difference.
    Don't get too attached to any version of anything. It's just a matter of getting things out there, trying them out, recognizing that they're not perfect, and iterating and expanding. The more attached you are, the less space you leave for growth or change.
    Everybody’s input and ideas matter. Allow people on your team to take ownership of something you're doing - keeping tasks and skills aligned integrates growth and development.
    Working hard is not a bad thing, but don't let your work consume you and cast a shadow over the other aspects of your identity. You can still achieve your objectives while maintaining your well-roundedness and allowing the other aspects of your personality to shine.



    "Work can have fun and joy. Don't be afraid of the people who want to connect, it's really important to have that trust and familiarity and comfort with the people that you work with. And so, fun and playing games should not be bad words in the workplace." – Alexandra Suchman

    

    Gift:

    A free team pressure survey and game catalogue:

    https://www.barometerxp.com/matrix



    Connect with Alexandra

    Website: www.barometerxp.com

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barometerxp/

    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/alexandrasuchman

    Email: alex@barometerxp.com

    Phone: 1 703 819 9893



    Connect with Natalie:

    Website: www.ionmarketingltd.com

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliealcantaraionmarketing/

    Instagram: http://instagram.com/natalieionmarketing

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ionmarketingltd





    Show Notes by Podcastologist: Angelica Rayco.



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    • 41 min
    Robert Murray: Finding Your Magic!

    Robert Murray: Finding Your Magic!

    Robert Murray is the co-founder and a Certified High-Performance Coach at Group Coach Magic. At 15, he grew a business with a group of friends from a startup to $200 million with the aspirational mission of being an example of how business could be if it's focused on making a positive impact in the world. He's facilitated hundreds of powerful conversations and events in organizations, such as Keller-Williams, Organifi, State Farm, Google, Pro-Match, DaoCloud, and many others.

    Now, he has partnered with a fellow high-performance coach, Daniel Fernandez, to mentor some of the best coaches in the world, on how to create transformational group programs. They have cool co-created some of the most effective tools in the world, over hundreds of sessions, with advanced coaches in the field to create powerful group sessions with everyone progresses rapidly and feels safe, seen, and heard.



    In this episode Natalie and Robert discuss:

    Things to consider before jumping into the entrepreneurial journey
    Getting your head right
    Dealing with imposter syndrome
    Being in a community that shares the same goals
    The importance of understanding what drives you



    Key Takeaways:

    You don't have to give up your job immediately just because you want to embark on an entrepreneurial journey. Make it clear to yourself that you must first devote your full attention to learning the set of entrepreneurial skills before making a pivot and going all in.
    Get your head right. Entrepreneurs must be able to manage their thoughts and have a clear understanding of what they are supposed to do, then maintain that clarity by seeking help from coaches when things become too overwhelming and by keeping your mission in mind.
    Keep in mind that imposter syndrome is something every one of us goes through, and it does become more prevalent as you progress. You just have to remind yourself to trust your ability to figure out how to get the help that you need. It's okay to seek help and be vulnerable at times; vulnerability is the key to genuine connection.
    Get clear on what matters to you, then surround yourself with people who share your goals and have great advice on how to overcome and move forward in this uncertainty. Sometimes your success is determined by the people you spend the most time with.
    Find out what drives you at your core. This will provide you with the clarity you need to decide which direction you believe you should go in and begin moving in that direction and taking action.



    "Clarity comes from experimentation and action, and progress comes from taking small steps. And if you're willing to just take those small steps and get your gift out in the world and we had more people who were doing that, the world would obviously be a much better place." – Robert Murray

    

    Gift:

    Group Coaching Myths Busted! – https://youtu.be/QDc86cUbAxk



    Connect with Robert:

    Website: https://www.groupcoachmagic.com/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/groupcoachmagicdojo

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/roberthmurray/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/GroupCoachMagic

    Email: robhmurray@gmail.com

    Phone: (610) 659-7768



    Connect with Natalie:

    Website: www.ionmarketingltd.com

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nataliealcantaraionmarketing/

    Instagram: http://instagram.com/natalieionmarketing

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ionmarketingltd





    Show Notes by Podcastologist: Angelica Rayco.

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    • 47 min