Building a business is hard, whether it's a hobby turning into a full business, a passion project that sparked life into a new business possibility, or desire to ditch your 9-5 and stay home with your kids. Not pursuing your dream is even harder. Entrepreneurship IS achievable. I invite you to hear from those who have defined what success looks like on their terms. FEMnation is a podcast by women entrepreneurs, for women entrepreneurs. In addition to expert interviews of women who have blazed their own entrepreneurial trail, each episode is designed to help you take action on your business by defining an immediate hurdle you can overcome so you can start or scale your business now.
Each week, join host Whitedove Gannon, founder of the Female Entrepreneur Movement (FEM), a mom and long-time entrepreneur, as she interviews guests who are managing their own entrepreneurial venture. Listen in while she also invites guests for live hot seats. Whether sharing their entrepreneurial journey or jumping in for guidance, guests and listeners will learn success strategies and actionable steps while becoming inspired to move forward taking action to bring their dreams to life.
If you've built a full-scale company, started a hobby business, pursued a passion project, want to start a side hustle, or just want to hear great entrepreneurial advice, this is the podcast for you.
Episode 140: Creating impact in the world through words with Rachel Allen
Making a small or big impact is possible if you believe. In this episode, Rachel Allen is going to share how she is doing this through her business Bolt from the Blue Copywriting where she is owner, head copywriter and written word wrangler. Rachel shares her story on how she found her own identity in her own words, how she uses her words to bridge gaps and create impact in the world.
The story of how Rachel’s entrepreneurial story began.
The evolution of her writing business from when she started it to now.
Finding her own identity in her own words.
Sharing how she has abandoned data when writing.
Using words as vehicles for bridging the gap.
How her journey has changed her.
Rachel’s free gift: Template for writing your bio.
Bolt from the Blue Copywriting Website
Bolt from the Blue Copywriting Facebook
Bolt from the Blue Copywriting Instagram
Episode 139: Achieving your financial goals one step at a time with Sarah VanHoose
You can achieve your business and financial goals if you pursue it with passion. What started as a simple plan written down on a tissue paper is now the full-blown business of wife, mom, and personal finance coach Sarah VanHoose. And on this episode, she’s going to share her entrepreneurial journey, the evolution she’s been through, and how she helps people in her business.
The story of Sarah’s entrepreneurial journey.
One of the most pivotal things that gets in the way of meeting your financial goals.
How Sarah helps her clients to get to their goals.
Sarah’s definition of success.
Sharing one accomplishment in her business growth that she is proud of.
How the entrepreneurial journey has changed her.
Dealing with and overcoming imposter syndrome as she has grown her business.
Balancing her personal, work, and business life.
Her plans for future growth.
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Journey to Influence Facebook
Journey to Influence Instagram
“People are not talking about their big financial goals or making a plan with their financial goals in order to meet the next financial goals that they have for themselves. There’s a little bit of money shame out there.”
“My favorite transformation with my clients is seeing them go from overwhelmed and hopeless to a feeling of hopeful and having the visual that they can actually succeed or can get to the next level.”
“I have tools in my toolbelt that can help coaches on their journey as well.”
Do you ever dream of living by the beach with your family while having a business that is your passion as well? In this episode, I’m having a conversation with Sarah VanHoose who is a wife mom, and personal finance coach.
She’s going to share how the simple beginnings of her entrepreneurial journey, the evolution she’s been through, and how she helps individuals and coaches reach their own personal and financial goals in life.
Episode 138: Empowering yourself to find your purpose and pursue it with Angela Thompson
The feeling of empowerment and freedom will help you move forward and closer to your goals. I’m so excited to bring on Angela Thompson of Coaching with Ange on the podcast today to talk about finding your purpose and pursuing it. Angela is a holistic business and empowerment coach. And today she’s going to share her entrepreneurial story and how she succeeded.
The story of how Angela’s entrepreneurial story began.
How not fitting in helped her find her purpose.
The source of her thought process.
One tip for people to be empowered and feel free.
Angela’s definition of success.
Strengths she leaned on the most in the early stages of her business
Angela Thompson Website
Angela Thompson Instagram
“I had this thought like ‘Am I going to do this for the next 40 years of my life? Is every single day going to be this exact way for the rest of my life?’ That thought crushed my soul. It was crushing.”
“I could use all of my leadership skills, communication skills, and everything that this job has conditioned me for to tell my story and to help women understand that we may be living in different circumstances but our stories are oftentimes very similar. And how can I use my story to help women understand that they too can move into a space and life that they deeply, deeply love.”
“When I hear the word right I think that is also something we’re conditioned to believe is a thing. What is the next right move and we’re so petrified of doing the wrong thing that we do nothing.”
Episode 137: How to launch your passive income product/service
There are a gazillion and one ways to launch a passive income product or service. And really, it doesn’t take thousands of followers to build a six-figure business. You only need to build your audience and communicate with them consistently before launching your product. In this episode, I’m going to share with you the most simplified and most overlooked way to launch your passive income product or service today.
Generate your audience using your organic network.
Communicate and share consistently with your audience.
Talk about a parallel to the service you deliver.
Show up consistently on the avenue you’re comfortable in.
How to launch your product or service.
“It doesn’t take 4,500 people to make a six-figure business. It literally takes less than a thousand. If you have a thousand raving fans, a few hundred dedicated clients, you’re going to have a 6-figure business. It’s true.”
“Start organically networking and shout from the rooftops and share the journey that created the outcome that you know can sell the pain point for them - that’s organic marketing.”
“I don’t want you or anyone out there to go straight to paid ads. Automating - you are not ready for it if you need to build your network and build your marketing.”
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It’s so possible to launch a product or service without going straight to paid ads. And I’m going to share how you can do it in my latest podcast episode.
We’re going to talk about the steps you need to take in order to launch your product or service with organic marketing. If you are looking to launch or re-launch, you will want to listen to this episode to find out how you can do it with zero ads involved.
Episode 136. Passive Income: Are You Doing It Right?
You can create passive income. In this solo episode, I want to dive into the topic of offering digital products to create passive income for yourself. It is a real thing but it’s not as easy to achieve as the industry wants to let you believe. Learn how you turn your dream of earning passive income to reality in this episode.
What you’ll learn:
The gray area in offering digital products.
Passive income doesn’t happen overnight.
One way to build passive income for yourself.
Delivering your digital products to clients in a low-ticket offer.
Build a foundational component that your high-ticket clients need.
“There are those in the passive income industry that are bringing applicable opportunities. But I want to give you a heads up - while passive income is a real thing, it doesn’t happen overnight.”
“You need to know the outcome you’re delivering, and you can’t flush out an outcome if you haven’t worked with people in that capacity.”
“Passive income exists. It is real. Just reframe your viewing where it fits in your lead generating, business building, and income producing pipeline.”
Do you believe that you are capable of earning passive income? Passive income is real, and this is what I want to share with you.
In this solo episode of the Femnation Podcast, we’re going to talk about how you can achieve passive income by offering products in the digital space. As most businesses are, it isn’t a get rich quick scheme but, rather, it is a business that requires work and dedication in order for you to succeed. Learn how by joining me on the podcast today.
Episode 135: Aria Leighty - The Power of the MOB Nation
Mothers have proven that they can be both the queen of their household and powerful business leaders. Aria Leighty, the CEO and Founder of MOB Nation, shares how the support system of women has brought about more opportunities and the growth of capabilities of each one. It started as a small Facebook group in 2012 but the network has grown across the nation and even worldwide.
What you’ll learn:
The story of how Aria’s entrepreneurial journey began.
How networking for women looked like when she started.
Tapping into women entrepreneurs for the feminine energy of networking, relationship building, value and connection.
The Definition of success for Aria.
On bringing women together through the Mob Nation.
The vision and direction for the whole network of the Mob Nation.
Realizing the impact of these women entrepreneurs to the next generation.
The shift to virtual meet-ups and how it contributed to a broader reach.
Creating a strong support system and raising a heightened awareness of other mom-owned businesses.
Mob Nation Website
Aria Leighty Instagram
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Whitedove Gannon Website
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Money Therapist & Financial Counselor
I love how direct, clear and honest Whitedove delivers her content. She gives the real truth and includes very clear action steps to help you move forward - these action steps work. She doesn't skim the top. This podcast is fluff free and chalk full of great advise and insights.
Love the genuine and authentic conversation and deep dive questions that come up on these convos. Whitedove asked the questions as I was thinking them.
Down to Earth-Relatable
Whitedove is awesome! There is something to be said about someone who makes the difficult pieces of the entrepreneurial journey relatable and easy to digest. There are tangible and practical steps to be put into play in your business, whether service or product based. I am learning something new with each episode!