116 episodes

Do you ever struggle with imposter syndrome when it comes to your career or business? Wish you had unshakable confidence no matter who’s in the meeting? Ever wonder how those wildly successful women got to where they are today? What if I told you that every one of them had moments of “failure” would failure seem less scary to you? What if "failure" is part of the journey towards success and purpose?

Welcome to the BUT FIRST, SHE FAILED podcast. In this podcast you will learn practical tips on how to develop the boss woman within you to excel with confidence in your career and business.

Hear candid conversations with trailblazing women that are dominating in their fields as industry leaders, entrepreneurs, influencers and more. Learn as they share wisdom, strategies and get vulnerable about how moments of “failure” propelled them to where they are today.

Hi! I’m Paola Soares:) I’m a former Journalist and National News Producer that has had stories appear on Univision, Telemundo ABC News among others. While working in news my favorite stories were always profile pieces that helped and inspired.

I started this podcast because I’m passionate about helping women gain confidence in their careers, businesses and overcome the fear failing that many times can be holding them back from living the life of their dreams. Because I’ve been there.

I remember:

+ being in meetings with CEO’s, Anchors, and other high level bosses and being too nervous and second guessing myself so much that I wouldn’t speak up and share an idea that I really felt was a great one.

+ Thinking that I was nothing like those boss women that I looked up, that they had never struggled and I was the only one that had setbacks.

+ Being let go from what I thought was dream job and feeling like like I was a "failure" and struggling to move past it till I had a life-changing realization.

Now I’m taking my love of story telling and combining it with something that is on my heart, helping women overcome fear of failing and gain confidence when it comes to their careers, businesses and callings.

Stop second guessing yourself and become the boss woman that deep down inside you know you are supposed to become. Shake off that discouragement, it’s not too late, you are not behind!
If you are ready for your boss-woman breakthrough this podcast is for you! Get ready to get inspired!

BUT FIRST, SHE FAILED - Career Growth, Women Entrepreneurs, Overcoming Imposter Syndrome, Growth Mindset, Confidence Paola Soares | Growth Mindset Coach, Career Growth Mentor, Christian Woman

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    • 5.0 • 119 Ratings

Do you ever struggle with imposter syndrome when it comes to your career or business? Wish you had unshakable confidence no matter who’s in the meeting? Ever wonder how those wildly successful women got to where they are today? What if I told you that every one of them had moments of “failure” would failure seem less scary to you? What if "failure" is part of the journey towards success and purpose?

Welcome to the BUT FIRST, SHE FAILED podcast. In this podcast you will learn practical tips on how to develop the boss woman within you to excel with confidence in your career and business.

Hear candid conversations with trailblazing women that are dominating in their fields as industry leaders, entrepreneurs, influencers and more. Learn as they share wisdom, strategies and get vulnerable about how moments of “failure” propelled them to where they are today.

Hi! I’m Paola Soares:) I’m a former Journalist and National News Producer that has had stories appear on Univision, Telemundo ABC News among others. While working in news my favorite stories were always profile pieces that helped and inspired.

I started this podcast because I’m passionate about helping women gain confidence in their careers, businesses and overcome the fear failing that many times can be holding them back from living the life of their dreams. Because I’ve been there.

I remember:

+ being in meetings with CEO’s, Anchors, and other high level bosses and being too nervous and second guessing myself so much that I wouldn’t speak up and share an idea that I really felt was a great one.

+ Thinking that I was nothing like those boss women that I looked up, that they had never struggled and I was the only one that had setbacks.

+ Being let go from what I thought was dream job and feeling like like I was a "failure" and struggling to move past it till I had a life-changing realization.

Now I’m taking my love of story telling and combining it with something that is on my heart, helping women overcome fear of failing and gain confidence when it comes to their careers, businesses and callings.

Stop second guessing yourself and become the boss woman that deep down inside you know you are supposed to become. Shake off that discouragement, it’s not too late, you are not behind!
If you are ready for your boss-woman breakthrough this podcast is for you! Get ready to get inspired!

    116.SZN Finale: 100K Downloads Celebration & Maternity Leave & How I Felt like I "Failed" & Reframed It

    116.SZN Finale: 100K Downloads Celebration & Maternity Leave & How I Felt like I "Failed" & Reframed It

    In this Season finale episode, we are celebrating 100k Downloads for the podcast!! 
    Host Paola Soares shares her journey in this season as she pauses the podcast for 3 months for maternity leave. She also shares moments when she  felt like she  failed in this season and how she  reframed it and why I made the counter cultural decision to completely pause the podcast for 3 months to focus on maternity leave…. This and so much more…..
     
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    • 20 min
    115. How Reconnecting With Your Roots Could Become Your Superpower with Author Johanna Rojas Vann

    115. How Reconnecting With Your Roots Could Become Your Superpower with Author Johanna Rojas Vann

    In this episode, Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month Host Paola Soares speaks with  the author of the newly released book “An American Immigrant” That recently hit the Amazon’s Best Sellers List, Johanna Rojas Vann
    Johanna is a professional writer whose work can be found online and within numerous publications. She is a second-generation Colombian American, with dual citizenship, and lives with her husband and children in Nashville, Tennessee. Her writing has appeared in Good Grit Magazine, Grit and Grace Life, and on her own blog, where you can read about her personal experience as an “Immigrant’s daughter”…
    In this interview she shares about the power in really going back and exploring where we come from, what the book writing process looks like and what steps one would have  to take to get a literary agent and get their book published by a big publisher and so much more….
    Connect with Eugenia:
    Instagram: @johannarvann
    johannavann.com
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    • 36 min
    114.How To Go From Creator To Leader In Your Industry with Fractional CMO Eugenia Woo

    114.How To Go From Creator To Leader In Your Industry with Fractional CMO Eugenia Woo

    In this episode, Host Paola Soares speaks with her podcast bestie Eugenia Woo, the Host of the newly launched and buzzed about, Creator To Leader Podcast.
    Eugenia is a seasoned Digital Marketing Strategist who helps established entrepreneurs become thought leaders so they can scale their impact and revenue. She specializes in developing comprehensive marketing strategies, crafting compelling brand messaging, and ensuring cohesiveness across platforms.
    She provides Fractional CMO services to a handful of private 6 & 7-figure clients, overseeing their entire marketing operation so they can focus on building the vision for the business.
    Her clients have successfully restructured and relaunched premium offers, doubled email engagement in only a month, revitalized conversion-driven marketing funnels, and tripled podcast downloads.
    Interestingly, she is a producer for the top-rated podcast, the Jasmine Star Show. She also created one of the very first podcasts in Spanish!
    In this interview she shares what a Fractional CMO is and how it can be beneficial for business owners, what it means to go from creator to leader and the common mistakes she sees business owners make when it comes to their marketing strategy… This and so much more.
    Connect with Eugenia:
    Instagram: @eugenia.woo                      
    Creator To Leader Podcast
     
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    • 44 min
    113. How Systemizing Your Life & Business Will Completely Transform It with Chelsi Jo Moore

    113. How Systemizing Your Life & Business Will Completely Transform It with Chelsi Jo Moore

    In this episode, Host Paola Soares speaks with Chelsi Jo is the host of the top podcast Systemize Your Life with over 2 million downloads, a top ten ranking podcast in her category with over 350 episodes..
    Chelsi Jo helps moms and business owners go from overwhelmed to organized with systems through her time and task management systems… Whether you are a work from home mom that feels like chaos at home bleeds into your Business hours and productivity or just needs the home systems aspect of it or the business systems of it, Chelsi Jo can help ... .Her course has helped hundreds of women gain control of their time and life…
    In this interview what it means to systemize your life and why it’s crucial, how creating systems is beneficial both at home and in your business, and the top mistakes you see work from home mom or business owners make when it comes to time management… this and so much more…
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    Connect with Chelsi Jo:
    Instagram:Let’s Connect: @chelsijo
    Free Quiz: https://chelsijo.co/system

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    • 41 min
    112. The 3 Different Types of Limiting Beliefs That Could Be Keeping You Stuck and Stifle Your Growth REWIND

    112. The 3 Different Types of Limiting Beliefs That Could Be Keeping You Stuck and Stifle Your Growth REWIND

    In this episode, Host Paola Soares continues diving into the topic of limiting beliefs. She discusses the 3 types of limiting beliefs, limiting beliefs about yourself, others and the world that could be keeping you stuck. We discuss how limiting beliefs could become self-fulfilling prophecies and why it’s important to know what these unhealthy beliefs are.
     
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    • 16 min
    111. How To Claim Your Confidence with Auctioneer & Best Selling Author Lydia Fenet

    111. How To Claim Your Confidence with Auctioneer & Best Selling Author Lydia Fenet

    In this episode, Host Paola Soares speaks with bestselling author and highest grossing charity auctioneer Lydia Fenet.
    Lydia Fenet is the founder and CEO of the Lydia Fenet Agency, a boutique agency representing best in class charity auctioneers. Over her two-decade long career, Lydia served as the Global Managing Director of Strategic Partnerships for Christie’s and reshaped the fundraising landscape as the world’s leading charity auctioneer. She has single handedly raised over one billion dollars for more than 800 organizations and broken-down countless barriers for women in the auction industry. Widely recognized for her poise and power onstage, she has stood alongside celebrities including  Hugh Jackman, Elton John, Matt Damon and Jerry Seinfeld to raise record-breaking donations for the most notable charities across the globe. 
    Lydia is the author of two best-selling books, The Most Powerful Woman in the Room is You & Claim Your Confidence as well as the podcast host of Claim Your Confidence in collaboration with Rockefeller Center.  Her first book was optioned by Netflix in 2022 for a series starring Kiernan Shipka as the lead….
    She also travels internationally to speak to companies about unlocking their sales potential, empowering people in the workplace and the art of public speaking…
    In this interview she  shares how to sell authentically, the importance of never apologizing and why to start negotiating instead, how to claim your confidence, and how to slam imposter syndrome… this and so much more…
    Connect with Lydia:
    Instagram: @lydiafenet 
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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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119 Ratings

119 Ratings

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Inspired

Wow I am so inspired by this show. It’s so real and talks about life stuff I have experienced myself as a mother, entrepreneur and Mexican American woman. I have really enjoyed the topics and learned a lot. I’m glad to know I’m not alone in feeling failure at some point in my life.

Created To Be Loved ,

Love it!

It is so refreshing to listening to a Latina who is encouraging and empowering! The Creator to Leader episode was really helpful! Thank you!

Kryzzle503 ,

Such a great podcast!

Packed with honest, actionable advice for business growth. She has a wide variety of guests which keep me coming back each week. Always worth listening to Paola!

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