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#133 Sell Like A Boss with Heather Havenwood
Ever feel like you may be at a disadvantage being a woman in Corporate America? Today we have Heather Havenwood, serial entrepreneur, author, and a top authority on digital marketing, sales coaching, and online publishing strategies.
When asked if she enjoyed working from home, Heather began by explaining why she describes herself as “unemployable”. Between 1997 and 1999-2000, Heather was employed in Corporate America in B2B sales and achieved the number one spot out of 10,000 reps. She describes how she got a pat on the head, and comments such as “good job, you’re so cute”, and was fired. This was her first inkling that she was unemployable in corporate America.
Why was she fired? Because she didn’t fit the bill - she said: “I wasn’t a white dude who was 45 with a gut”. When she proposed going to global sales, they again said she didn’t fit - she was a single 25-year-old woman, without a college education amongst a sea of 40 something white males with families. Men with families and mortgages were viewed as more worthy of higher paying jobs. In fact, when she left, they gave all her accounts to her assistant, a man who was married with kids.
She then decided to go into waitressing, and became a hostess where she made suggestions to the manager on how things could be more efficient. The manager did acknowledge that she was right, but that he was the manager, and she was a hostess. And once again, she was fired. She couldn’t just stay within the box she was required to be.
Her determination, and refusal to give up allowed her to gain experience in sales, and to navigate being in
In 2005, Heather achieved massive success creating a digital marketing company and going from zero to one million in sales in just one year. She had a business partner who was the front man, and she did everything in the background. And one day, he left, emptied her bank accounts, and Heather was left having to foreclose on her home, and declaring bankruptcy.
Undeterred, she continued on, and now has a thriving business helping others achieve success with their own businesses.
You can connect with Heather on her website at http://heatherhavenwood.com/, and on social media via www.HeatherHavenwood.com/twitter, www.HeatherHavenwood.com/facebook, and www.HeatherHavenwood.com/instagram.
To get three free chapters of Heather’s book Sexy Boss™ How Female Entrepreneurship is Changing the Rule Book and Beating the Big Boys, go to www.askheatherann.com .
You can also purchase her book here.
Heather Ann Havenwood, is a serial entrepreneur and is regarded as a top authority on digital marketing, sales coaching, and online publishing business strategies. Heather Ann has been named Top 50-Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs for 2017 by Huffington Post. She is also called Chief Sexy Boss™ (from her Amazon BEST SELLER book Sexy Boss™ How Female Entrepreneurship is Changing the Rule Book and Beating the Big Boys and others call her an 'Icon Creator' or a 'Wizard Behind the Curtain'. In 2006 she started, developed and grew an online information marketing publishing company from ground zero to over $1 million in sales in less than 12 months. Starting without a list, a product, a name or an offer, Heather Ann molded her business partner into a successful guru now known as an expert in his field. She has instructed, coached and promoted hundreds of entrepreneurs leading them down the path to success in building a lucrative business from their knowledge and leveraging it online.
#132 The Art of Dating with Diana Mandell
Are you riding the roller coaster of failed relationships and heartbreak? Today we have Diana Mandell, international Dating Coach and Relationship Expert, Speaker and Author.
Diana grew up in a family of entrepreneurs. From a very young age, she had a vision of having her own business. When she was 10, she saved a girl from committing suicide, without really having a knowledge of the impact of what she had done. She did, however, come to realize that her ability to handle psychological distress was innate in her, and wanted to be involved in something related to psychology, and helping people. She then went to undergrad and graduate school in psychotherapy and psychology.
The dating and relationship component of her business came from the desire to help people find their connections in the world, and navigate the dating scene, having experienced parents who had an exceptional marriage and set a very high standard.
Out of grad school, Diana became a therapist but soon found that she wanted to expand her scope and provide more support to her clients outside of the structured methodologies of therapy. She began a business as a life coach and quickly evolved into relationship coaching for women, men, and couples.
You can find out more about Diana and her services on her website at http://dianamandell.com/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DatingMixologist on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/dianamandell/.
Diana is an international Dating Coach and Relationship Expert, Speaker and Author. Diana specializes in helping men, women, and couples find and keep healthy and sustainable relationships with women they once thought were out of their league. Diana's clients refer to her as the Female Hitch. Since 2012, Diana has developed and perfected a personalized and exclusive dating blueprint formula to support her clients in the belief that love is possible.
#131 - Secrets to a Sleeping Baby with Brad and Greta Zude
If you are like most parents, you probably had at least one (or many) occurrences when your baby just wouldn’t sleep, and neither did you.
Greta and Brad Zude, who are now parents of 6 children, began their quest for learning the secrets to a sleeping baby about 9 years ago when they had their first child. Before her arrival, in fact even before Greta was pregnant, they read all the books, took parenting classes, and learned as much as they could about helping their baby sleep through the night, and easily nap during the day.
Their knowledge served them well for the first 4 weeks of their newborn’s life, but then at 4 weeks, everything changed. Naps became inconsistent, and their little one woke up several times a night, and sleep was irregular, for all of them. They decided to get in touch with a sleep consultant, who helped them work out what was normal and what was not. After a couple of weeks, things started to go more smoothly and by 8 weeks, their daughter was once again sleeping through the night.
From this experience, and the birth of their 5 subsequent children, Greta and Brad learned a great deal about sleep, and people started asking how they did it. They started to give classes to other parents, teaching them the secrets of a sleeping baby. Brad, who has an entrepreneurial spirit, came home from work one day when their youngest was 2 weeks old and announced that they should become online baby sleep consultants. They created an online course and set up a facebook page, and now they have approximately 550 students.
With lack of sleep, comes a myriad of issues - stress, exhaustion, marital problems, health problems, issues in the workplace - you name it. Through their course, Greta and Brad have given parents the tools they need to get the sleep they desperately need, and as a result, have a healthier more productive life. On a daily basis, they receive emails from happy parents claiming that the course saved their marriage, their babies are so happy, and many other tales of gratitude.
For Greta and Brad, one of the biggest benefits of their business is that they have a tremendous amount of structure, so they can keep a healthy balance in their lives.
You can find out more about Secrets to a Sleeping Baby on Brad and Greta’s website at www.MyBabyCanSleep.com or on Facebook at Facebook.com/MyBabyCanSleep.
Brad and Greta are parents to 6 healthy, happy, independent and affectionate children, who look to scripture to guide what they believe about the world, their children and themselves. They are parents who understand that all children are different and may have different sleep training needs, and who love to help and guide other parents in training their children with love!
#130 Building a Tax Empire with Rachel Michaelov
Does filing taxes as an entrepreneur scare you every quarter? Today on the show, I have Founder and CEO of Empire Tax Professionals, Rachel Michaelov. Her goal is to take a proactive approach to tax planning and finding all possible deductions and credits.
Rachel shares her story with me on how she left her corporate job to start her own business. About 13 years ago, Rachel was hired by one of the biggest companies in NYC who represented big celebrities. At the time, she was told she would work a 9-5 job, but she quickly realized that there was no work/life balance; it was too hard to juggle a family life and the corporate job. She mentions to me that leaving her W-2 was the best decision.
Now, Rachel gives her employees the flexibility to have a work/life balance with her current venture. With her family life, Rachel tells me that business is flourishing. She now serves over 600 small business owners and helps advise them to get their maximum deductions when it comes to taxes.
Rachel’s Business Mission
Teaching business owners about having someone help them in maintaining accurate records, and being sure they are spending the money they should for business and not overpaying for anything unnecessary.
To learn more about Rachel and her business, visit empiretaxusa.com or follow her on Facebook:
Rachel Michaelov is the Founder & CEO of Empire Tax Professionals. She has been a Licensed tax specialist for over a decade and is a true Entrepreneur at heart. Her specialties lie in helping small business owners optimize their taxes and achieve financial success. Rachel is constantly acquiring further certifications to master her craft and has been mentored by the very best throughout her climb to success. Now, she carries over her own skill set, and coupled her coaching career with her tax specialization. She is always looking to collaborate and help business owners, so follow her on social media!
#129- Freedom to Launch with Kate Boyd
Launching. If you are in the online entrepreneur space, then you have probably seen a lot of launches. I know I sure have. And yet, for years I was terrified of launching myself. So as I entered into my very first launch for Mastering Money Matters a couple of months ago, I caught up with Kate Boyd to learn more about launching. Kate is a launch and marketing strategists who helps entrepreneurs with every part of their launch from the pre-launch strategy to writing the email copy and interacting with joint venture partners.
Kate has some great advice for online entrepreneurs launching at all different stages of business growth, as well as business owners in general.
You can connect with Kate Boyd via her website at cobblestonecreativeco.com.
Kate is a launch + marketing strategist who help entrepreneurs make a bigger impact with less hustle by optimizing, automating, and delegating the marketing tasks they don't enjoy. She combines a journalism degree, 3 years of online business experience, and 5+ years in nonprofit marketing to help others grow, nurture, and mobilize their tribes so they can have success and have time to enjoy it too.
#128 - Pure and Natural with Mizzi Cosmetics
Brenda Mierzejewski spent years working in the pharmaceutical industry before leaving the workforce to stay home with her kids. When her family moved up into the mountains of Connecticut, they weren’t prepared for the way the porch of their new home was right in the direct path of what turned out to be a wind tunnel through their valley. Suddenly her entire family was plagued by chronic chapped lips!
“I thought we were sick. I thought something was wrong because everyone was getting these chapped lips… We were using all of these over-the-counter products but there was some kind of interaction. It was affecting our lips. We were getting the red ring around our lips. And we were putting the stuff on constantly, every 20 minutes. Especially my kids, they were trying to eat it. It was bad.”
Brenda did not want her kids eating petrolium and putting it on their lips every 20 minutes. “It is a barrier, but it isn’t healing. I wanted something else to use as my base. A vegan base.”
Brenda first cooked up a few hundred pots of lip gloss based on her research about coconut, jojoba, almond and other oils as well as the healing properties of essential oils, honeycomb and honey. Those first pots of lip balm not only lasted for hours and tasted good without any petroleum jelly or nasty chemicals, they also had a really attractive gloss effect that looked good on its own, or either over or under lipstick.
Things really took off for Mizzi Cosmetics when first Kylie Jenner, then Kate Hudson both gave completely unsolicited celebrity endorsements of the lip gloss and lip scrub products. Right now Mizzi Cosmetics is on the cusp of massive growth, but going from a boutique company that makes roughly 1000 units per week to one with massive national distribution can be a tricky time for any consumer product based business. Personally, I am totally rooting for Mizzi Cosmetics to start showing up in stores all the way out here in Flagstaff, Arizona so I can get easier access to all of their fantastic products. Especially the allergen-free versions so my own Tallulah can satisfy her insatiable desire for lip balm and chapstick without risking exposure to either hidden nut, wheat or dairy products or chemicals that she might be sensitive to.
You can connect with Brenda Mierzejewski via her website at https://mizzicosmetics.com.
My name is Brenda Mierzejewski. In June of 2013, our family finally closed on our newly built home in the quaint little town of Portland Connecticut. Our home is on a mountain and borders the Meshomasic State Forest, the views are simply amazing.
As the fall and winter approached, we experienced that living on a mountain was extremely windy. The snow found us almost immediately after Halloween and we had no idea that the winter was going to be so long, bitterly cold and white.
January arrived and between my husband and our two small children, we went through many different lip balms to help heal and prevent the chapped and dry lips we had. Nothing truly worked. I decided since I was a stay at home mom that perhaps I should start a DIY project and make our own lip balm. Something that was natural, using all natural and organic ingredients. So I did. And after a couple of months of going through all these different recipes, I have perfected the best lip balm ever. I started to give them away to family and friends and they all loved it and asked for more. The feedback was overwhelming and I thought, “ I can really do something great with this product”. It’s local, natural and provides numerous benefits for all ages.
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