Welcome to Entrepreneurs IRL - a podcast that dives into the roller coaster ride of entrepreneurship by sharing the incredible stories of fellow entrepreneurs that are making their way through the messy middle. I’m your host, Elizabeth Miner, author, business coach, location independent business woman, AND founder of Thrive This Day. My previous career as a corporate paralegal provided me the opportunity to work with businesses from solopreneurs to iconic companies. Over the last 15 years I have focused on coaching people around the globe to help them bring their business dreams to reality. I’ve met entrepreneurs just like you, from all over the world and I've come to realize although our businesses are unique, we all travel a similar rocky road.
Each week join me in intimate conversations with real-life entrepreneurs as they share their stories about the ups, downs, obstacles and triumphs of building a business you care about. It’s my hope that you’ll see a bit of yourself in these stories and you’ll be encouraged to know you are not alone and inspired to hear how others are moving through the journey. This is not the billionaire glossy version of their past, these are the stories of the perseverance, resilience, fear, and courage needed as an entrepreneur. This is our story, this is Entrepreneurs In Real Life.
17. Serving Students In New & Innovative Ways
Elizabeth’s guest today is Michelle Jones, entrepreneur, founder, and Chief Academic Officer of Wayfinding Academy. In this intimate and personal conversation, Michelle shares how an exercise she created for her students ultimately led her to develop a new approach to higher education.
16. Entrepreneurial & Life Lessons From The River with Olympic Gold Medalist, Joe Jacobi
Elizabeth’s guest today is Joe Jacobi - Performance Coach, Olympic Gold Medalist, and founder of 5 With Joe. Joe shares the lessons he learned in the dynamic and ever-changing pace of whitewater slalom canoe racing, and how his unique experience is correlated to both life and entrepreneurship.
15. Creating Human Connections with Naser Al Sughaiyer
In this week’s episode, Elizabeth speaks with Naser Al Sughaiyer - a Thinker, Writer, Theatre Artist, and Founder of The Human Lab. Their discussion centers around the myriad of challenges we all face as human beings during times of disconnection, as we are experiencing right now. His answer? To create an interactive space for people of the Middle East and North Africa to connect, feel, and belong.
14. Using creativity and play in business with Tania Katan, CEO of Creative Trespassing
In today’s conversation between Elizabeth and Tania Katan - author, creative expert, speaker, and CEO of Creative Trespassing - you’ll hear how studying theatre has helped Tania to prepare for all the roles she now plays in business and in life. Tania shares how she uses play and fun to her advantage, and how she uses these tools in unexpected ways.
13. Success Mindset with Executive Coach & Motivational Speaker, Mike Goncalves
Today Elizabeth talks with executive coach and motivational speaker Mike Goncalves about overcoming limiting beliefs, the importance of language, and enjoying the journey and what success means.
12. Taking Your Dreams Seriously & Finding Success, with Lauren Sapala, Author & Writing Coach.
This week Elizabeth talks with Lauren Sapala, author and writing coach, about how one person’s words derailed her lifelong dream of becoming a writer. After deep inner work Lauren was ultimately able to become the successful writer she always wanted to be. Lauren shares some sage advice that every entrepreneur and writer can use to find their own success.
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Much needed perspectives!
This show zigs when everyone else zags. Love that the host focuses on the journey, the struggles, and the “messy middle” as opposed to only the shiny, flashy, overnight successes. This show gives lots of practical advice for people thinking about starting their own business!