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My guests are leaders from varied businesses and perspectives from around the world. They generously share their business, health and life expertise and stories to help my listeners grow their business, improve their health, and shift their perspectives. Did you get that means free coaching just by listening?

Yes, this is a business podcast, but listeners say it is more like sitting in my living room listening to a chat with friends. Incredibly accomplished friends but friends! The show is not about perfection but rather how you can embrace all of you to have the business and life you want.

It's All About the Questions Laura Steward

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

My guests are leaders from varied businesses and perspectives from around the world. They generously share their business, health and life expertise and stories to help my listeners grow their business, improve their health, and shift their perspectives. Did you get that means free coaching just by listening?

Yes, this is a business podcast, but listeners say it is more like sitting in my living room listening to a chat with friends. Incredibly accomplished friends but friends! The show is not about perfection but rather how you can embrace all of you to have the business and life you want.

    Rachel Hanfling - Becoming a Media Magnet

    Rachel Hanfling - Becoming a Media Magnet

    If you've written a book, have a business, are a speaker, or just have something helpful to share on a larger scale than your friends and neighbors, then getting on TV, radio, podcasts and more can be your path to getting your message out on a larger scale.
    But how do you do that effectively? If you are uncomfortable speaking in public, as many are, how do you craft and deliver your message so that you are ready when you get the email or phone call?
    Enter Rachel Hanfling. Former Emmy nominated producer for Oprah and Anderson Cooper, to name drop a few. She is also my go to when I have questions or need some coaching around media and speaking to groups overall.
    On this episode Rachel shares how you can craft your signature talk and pare it down to its essence for different types of media. She also answers my questions on three things to focus on when you are preparing your talk or pitch.
    We talk about even more, but you'll have to listen or read the transcript to find out all the questions and answers from this episode! Rachel even has a freebie to help you in just 5 short minutes.
    Emmy-nominated Rachel Hanfling is your guide to clear, confident, charismatic speech. A former producer for Oprah and Anderson Cooper, she’s coached clients to become go-to experts, land deals on Shark Tank, sell out on QVC, dominate worldwide speeches, generate explosive sales, nail workplace politics and more. She’s taught at Harvard, internationally, and across the U.S. Rachel is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She is mom to twin boys and a dog in New York City. To learn more about Rachel, visit rachelhanfling.com/5Minutes .

    • 59 min
    Annette Taber - Advisory Boards are her business

    Annette Taber - Advisory Boards are her business

    Ever thought your company needed a board to advise and help you grow but had no clue what was involved? Annette Taber is the Founder of BoardSwap and she answers questions about how anyone can have an advisory board for short or long term and how to manage one. Plus we discuss her advice to anyone starting their own business.
     
    Annette Taber brings over 30 years of experience in the Technology Industry.  As Founder and CEO of BoardSWAP, she realized an important need in the Technology Industry to formalize Advisory Boards as a Service, and therefore became a Certified ChairTM through the Advisory Board Centre.   BoardSWAP provides fully outsourced Advisory Board development, facilitation, governance, and executive consulting.  Additionally, the BoardSWAP Advisors Concierge service helps clients identify the right advisors and subject matter experts to fulfill their needs.  Helping to educate the industry on the many benefits of formalized Advisory Boards is a key passion of hers.  www.BoardSwap.com

    • 53 min
    Peter Hoppenfeld - Why you need to remove the word partner from your vocabulary

    Peter Hoppenfeld - Why you need to remove the word partner from your vocabulary

    What happens when you get a master strategist, legal expert and advisor to some of the biggest names in the thought leader/entrepreneur world to come on your show again?
    Well you get this episode where Peter Hoppenfeld answers my questions ranging from starting a business to growing a business to what word never to use in business to one of the best summaries on Intellectual property I have ever heard.
    Don't believe me on all we covered? I was getting texts and people were chatting during the livestream with questions and comments. I had many more questions but we ran out of time.
    Peter Hoppenfeld is widely recognized as the “go to” attorney and advisor in the representation of direct marketers, speakers, authors, information marketers, “thought leaders,” entrepreneurs and domestic and international training companies and their founders in all aspects of their legal and business affairs. Peter is a seasoned transactional, commercial attorney with direct marketing, internet marketing, distribution, licensing, marketing, branding and operational expertise. On a daily basis, Peter helps authors, speakers, entrepreneurs, business owners and thought leaders create effective marketing, merchandising and expansion strategies. His mission is to rapidly, smartly and strategically grow people’s businesses, reach and revenues. Peter’s been described as “a lawyer who understands marketing and a marketer who happens to be a lawyer”. www.peterhoppenfeld.com
    For more episodes and insights, checkout https://www.laurasteward.com
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    • 53 min
    Vered Neta - Things We Do for Love and An Entrepreneurial Journey

    Vered Neta - Things We Do for Love and An Entrepreneurial Journey

    Entrepreneurial journeys rarely go in a straight line. They have detours, divergences and often life outside the work journey impacts thinking, action and final goals. When one journey ends, another might start along the same path or go in a completely different direction.
    My guest on this episode is Vered Neta. A multi-hyphenate entrepreneur who has done several successful exits from companies she has created, Vered is now on a new journey that she chose because she wanted a new challenge. When that new path threw up a lot of road blocks, she pivoted and created another successful divergence.
    Take a listen as Vered and I discuss her journey, her favorite questions to ask when she gets stuck and how she hopes to help others who caregive for loved ones with Alzheimers with her latest book, Things We Do for Love, available wherever books are sold.
    Vered Neta has lived in three different countries for the last six decades, so tracing her origins is a thrilling quest. Nowadays, she lives in Tenerife on an off-the-grid finca, creating a self-sustained life for her and her partner while writing her novels and scripts.
    Her stories are character-driven dramas, giving voice to the untold stories of women and their triumphs in today's society. Her mission? To illuminate the world with kindness and positivity, one story at a time.
    Vered's words have touched countless lives through her multiple books on motivation and relationships. Her book "Financial Independence for Women" sold over 50,000 copies.
    In 2010, Vered was awarded the TIAW World of Difference Award, an award given to women whose efforts have advanced women's economic empowerment locally, regionally or worldwide.

    • 1 hr
    Dan Rockwell - Leadership Freak and The Vagrant

    Dan Rockwell - Leadership Freak and The Vagrant

    I've followed Dan Rockwell for ages. His Blog, Leadership Freak, combines wisdom and insights with lightness, deep thinking and insidious questions that worm their way into your brain and body until you have a breakthrough of thought and action. Now he and his co-author John David Mann have released a parable novel called, The Vagrant. Expect that book to worm its way inside you too and create breakthroughs of thought and self-reflection.
    On today's episode Dan and I sit down and discuss his thoughts on leadership, the birth of his book, self-reflection and how doing that alone can lead to some not great outcomes. We also discuss many other topics over the course of the interview. It was hard to stop.
    Let me know what actions you are taking after you listen and don't forget to take advantage of the opportunity to win a free copy of The Vagrant!
    DAN ROCKWELL (leadershipfreak.blog) gave his first presentation at the age of sixteen and has been delivering presentations and workshops ever since. Dan’s fascination with leadership led him to launch his Leadership Freak blog in January 2010. Today Leadership Freak is read in virtually every country on the globe, with nearly 500,000 subscribers to its various social media channels. Dan has been named among the “Top Fifty Leadership and Management Experts” and “Top 100 Great Leadership Speakers” by Inc magazine and “Top 30 Leader in Business of 2014” by the American Management Association. His blog has been hailed as “most socially shared leadership blog on the Internet” by Center for Management and Organization Effectiveness.
     

    • 1 hr 3 min
    How a recent headshot photo session had me spiraling.

    How a recent headshot photo session had me spiraling.

    A bit of an different episode for the show. Just me talking about how a recent photo shoot for a new headshot had me spiraling and the questions I started asking myself.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

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31 Ratings

31 Ratings

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It’s All About the Questions - I’m a Fan

It’s always lovely to tune in and hear Laura’s warm, inquisitive, and insightful interviews. The guests reflect her listener focused tone. They leave me thinking about the topic long after I’ve moved on to the next thing in my day

Jenny Lisk ,

Great interviewer!

I was honored to be interviewed on this show recently. Laura really does ask great questions! And, as a guest, I appreciated that she was well prepared. Not all hosts are so thorough. Highly recommend having a listen - she’s got a great variety of guests, with conversations that will make you think.

DrAnnaC ,

It is all about the Questions

And Laura really digs deep to get to underlying issues and information that can create transformation. I enjoy her show!

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