Welcome to the Focus Forward Business Podcast where we share the journeys, stories, and lessons of amazing entrepreneurs!
Hosted by Sturdy McKee of SturdyCoaching.com.
Do you have a great entrepreneurial story and want to be a guest on the show? Get in touch at https://www.matchmaker.fm/podcast/focus-forward-podcast-for-bus-ed0bbc.
Focus Forward Business Podcast - Episode 36 with Sara Roach-Lewis
Sara Roach-Lewis is a Feminist Business Strategist & Coach. Sara helps women business owners swap the hamster wheel for increased revenues without sacrificing their personal lives. She lives on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Sara also hosts the show “Break Through” on Voice America Business.
Sara comes from a non-profit background and talks about the transition to entrepreneurship as well as the similarities she has seen and experienced. She shares how she overcame her “crisis of confidence” in her first year and how she helps others overcome the same.
I found Sara’s take on self care and business to be refreshing and a great reminder to put your own mask on first. She also shares great insights into strategy to help you achieve more while opening up about her entrepreneurial journey.
I am sure you will enjoy hearing from Sara, her insights, and her expertise.
You can get in touch with Sara in the following ways.
Focus Forward Business Podcast - Episode 35 with Heather Deveaux
Heather Deveaux is the founder of Heather Deveaux Instructional Design.
Heather took her experience and created a business where she helps content experts bring their ideas to life in 30 days or less. Think Big Move Fast is her mantra and she helps people create great content without getting caught up in the endless cycle of perfectionism.
Heather share her insights and stories of becoming and growing as an entrepreneur with some lessons you will not want to miss.
I hope you enjoy my conversation with Heather as much as I did.
You can get in touch with Heather in the following ways.
Focus Forward Business Podcast - Episode 34 with Saji Gunawardane
Saji Gunawardane is the founder of US Business Counsel (note counsel vs council). Saji has a unique business model at US Business Counsel where he is in essence a fractional general legal counsel to businesses and start-ups. This gives him behind the curtain insights into the challenges, opportunities, and day to day business owners face, as well as his own first-hand experience with starting, running, and growing a business.
Saji shares his insights from his own business as well as those garnered working with clients. He has some great stories and lessons that I hope help you with your business.
I am sure you will enjoy the episode. I had a great time talking with Saji.
You can find Saji on LinkedIn or at US Business Counsel.
Focus Forward Business Podcast - Episode 33 with Tracy Lamourie
Tracy Lamourie is the founder of Lamourie Media. Tracy is A Universal Women's Network 2020 Woman of Inspiration Winner for the Women In Media Award and the author of the upcoming book GET REPPED - Build Your Brand With Effective Public and Media Relations.
Tracy took what she learned in her very successful advocacy work and turned it into a new career and now a business. Her story is interesting and she is full of energy! She also shares some tips on how to get earned (vs paid) media attention and exposure.
I had a great time talking with Tracy. I am sure you will get a lot out of this episode.
Focus Forward Business Podcast - Episode 32 with Marko Gargenta
Marko was originally a bootstrap entrepreneur who has now embraced investing and the world of fundraising to accelerate his business and learn more.
He sold his first company to Twitter (after turning them down twice) and discusses how he made that decision to become an employee after decades of entrepreneurship.
He also shares insights he learned from his brief “retirement” upon leaving Twitter and how and why he decided he needed a new project to pursue.
For the past five years he has been building Plus Plus, initially bootstrapping the company and then deciding after four years to raise a round of friends and family money. He shares the changes that came with that and how he went about testing and deciding to take this step. Plus Plus has just closed its first round of VC funding and Marko discusses the steps and decisions that led to his embracing of raising funds and joining forces with his current investors.
I am sure you will enjoy Marko’s lessons and insights. I had a great time talking with Marko.
Learn more about Marko and get in touch on LinkedIn, Twitter, or his new venture Plus Plus.
Focus Forward Business Podcast - Episode 31 with Dr. Susan Clinton
Dr. Susan Clinton, PT, DScPT, OCS, WCS, COMT, FAAOMPT is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Manual Therapy, Orthopedics and Women’s Health. She began her business after over three decades as a PT, Embody Physiotherapy and Wellness in Sewickley, PA outside of Pittsburgh. She shares what that transition was like and what she would have done differently if she were to do it all over again.
Dr. Clinton teaches post professional education programs to clinicians all over North America and around the world. She is on faculty at Andrews University in the Doctor of Science in PT program, a Master Coach for the Integrative Women’s Health Institute, and a clinical faculty instructor for the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. When she is not busy there and in her private practice, she enjoys being an adjunct instructor for the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham University and Slippery Rock University.
Dr. Clinton shares her unique perspective and insights on business ownership and entrepreneurship. We had a great conversation that I hope you will enjoy.
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Great host and great content
I had the privilege of being a guest on Sturdy’s podcast. I really enjoyed the thoughtful questions he asked as well as the content he is providing on all of the other episodes. Keep up the great work!
Great Stuff!! Keep it coming.
Great Show For Business AND Healthcare
A great Podcast for those in business, healthcare, or both! Subscribe to this one, as the host and guests are amazing!