The Lead Like a Woman Show, hosted by Andrea Heuston, features top women leaders who share their inspirational stories on life and leadership.
You Can't Make All the Mistakes Yourself
Jessica Fialkovich is the Co-founder and CEO of Exit Factor, which teaches entrepreneurs how to buy, build, and sell their small to midsize companies. She is a business expert, author, speaker, and small business advocate. When Jessica sold her first business a decade ago, she had no idea where to start. Fortunately, she was able to exit successfully and buy her next company — a business brokerage office. For 10 years, she has built the fastest growing and most successful business brokerage firm in the US, but realized that most business owners who decide to sell are not prepared.
In founding her education firm, Exit Factor, Jessica decided to pull back the curtain about how the business sales process works and give buyers and sellers the tools to successfully and profitably complete a transaction. She is an entrepreneur at heart and has successfully built and sold two startups along with her husband and business partner Al.
In this episode… As an entrepreneur, the journey to success is often challenging as you encounter obstacles, make mistakes, and face your fears. So how can you facilitate this process effectively?
Jessica Fialkovich says you don’t have to try every strategy to find what works and what doesn’t. Instead, learn from other’s mistakes to make better decisions. This advice has helped Jessica successfully acquire, sell, and exit many businesses. Now, she’s developed educational resources to help entrepreneurs in their process.
In this episode of the Lead Like A Woman Show, Andrea Heuston is joined by Jessica Fialkovich, the Co-founder and CEO of Exit Factor, to talk about helping entrepreneurs sell and exit their businesses. Jessica also talks about her book, her speaking engagements, and the lessons she learned in her entrepreneurial journey.
[The Men Who Support the Women] Remove the Obstacle
Stephen Shortt is the Managing Director of ETC Consult and is involved in different industries including leadership development, psychometric selection, entrepreneurship, and education both nationally and internationally. He is the former Global Chair of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, which supports student entrepreneurs around the world. He's also served on the global committee for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Accelerator Program.
Stephen spent many years fine-tuning his “why” to help him get more clarity about what he wanted to do with his life. And it all boils down to two words: aspire and empower. He wants to help individuals and teams aspire to a better future and empower them to get there. Stephen has delivered seminars and workshops, moderated panel discussions, and acted as the emcee for a range of international events on the topics like entrepreneurship, international communication, leadership, social media marketing, audiovisual marketing, and more.
In this episode… When it comes to leadership, women are often judged not based on their skills, value, or the results they can bring — they’re often judged based on gender stereotypes. So what can we do to address these issues and reach a more equitable world?
Oftentimes, our unconscious bias leads us to make generalized assumptions. But it’s our job to challenge those assumptions in order to create a better, more equitable future. We have to move past the labels and understand that each individual has a unique skill set, no matter their gender.
In this episode of the Lead Like a Woman Show, Andrea Heuston sits down with Stephen Shortt, Managing Director of ETC Consult. Stephen shares how he became a feminist father for his daughters’ future, how one seemingly ordinary conversation with his sister changed his whole perspective on men’s roles in supporting women leaders, how to challenge unconscious bias and limiting beliefs on gender, and so much more!
Recognize Your Achievements!
Jodi Daniels is the Founder and CEO of Red Clover Advisors, a privacy consultancy. The firm brings data privacy strategy and compliance together with its flexible and scalable approach that simplifies data privacy complexity, refines, updates, or builds privacy structure, and makes both the business and the legal issues accessible and actionable for all. Jodi is a Certified Informational Privacy Professional and serves as the outsource privacy office for companies.
Jodi is also a national keynote speaker and Host of the top-rated She Said Privacy/He Said Security podcast. She has been featured in The Economist, Forbes, Inc., Authority Magazine, Thrive Global, and more. She holds an MBA and a BBA with a concentration in accounting from Emory University's Goizueta Business School. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, two girls, and a big, fluffy, beautiful dog named Basil.
In this episode… Owning a business makes it possible for you to control your time and manage your life as you want. However, it does not mean that your work-life will always be balanced. According to Jodi Daniels, the best thing to do is focus on what has to be done right now.
Additionally, it is important to recognize your achievements despite all the challenges or frustrations you may face. Celebrate your wins and successes as much as you celebrate other people's success. Make it a habit.
In this episode of the Lead Like A Woman Show, Andrea Heuston is joined by Jodi Daniels, the Founder and CEO of Red Clover Advisors, to discuss why data privacy is essential for all types of companies. Jodi also explains why women need to celebrate their achievements and talks about her experience hosting a podcast and working with her husband.
[Men Who Support the Women] Removing Obstacles
Andrew Richardson is the Senior Vice President of Analytics and Marketing Science at Tinuiti. He is an experienced and successful global analytics executive and marketing industry leader with 20 years of experience. Andrew has worked with some of the most recognized companies and iconic brands across multiple verticals. He is a recognized thought leader and influencer in emerging technologies, marketing analytics, and more. He is also known for his inclusive leadership philosophy of driving meaningful results through diversity, inclusion, and equity. In all of his roles, Andrew has delivered business results while significantly increasing the representation of women and people of color across senior and individual contributor levels of the organization.
In this episode… To be accepted as leaders, women often find themselves doing things that may not align with their values and goals. They may try to think and act like men, especially in male-dominated industries. They face many obstacles and rarely get much support from their colleagues.
So what can women leaders do to overcome these challenges? What can men do to support women in leadership?
Andrew Richardson, the Senior Vice President of Analytics and Marketing Science at Tinuiti, is Andrea Heuston's guest in this episode of the Lead Like A Woman Show, where he talks about supporting women in leadership. Andrew discusses common barriers women face in their leadership roles, the impact a STEM education has on young women leaders, and how men can help advocate for women's rights. Stay tuned.
Bridgette Boudreau is an executive coach and the Creator of the Mosaic Life Purpose Framework. She has been a C-level executive for multimillion-dollar corporations, built businesses, turned others around, and advised public figures and CEOs. She has navigated working for horrible bosses, managed amazing teams, and cried in the bathroom at work on more than one occasion. All of these experiences informed her Mosaic Life Purpose Framework, along with her frustration at not being able to connect with her own sense of purpose.
Bridgette helps mid-life executives, solopreneurs, and seekers who give a damn to overcome obstacles and create meaningful lives. Her coaching style is like the love child of Bob Ross and Mary Poppins.
In this episode… Do you feel stuck in life and don't know what steps to take? Do you find it difficult to make changes in your life? Do you need a push to live purposefully?
Bridgette Boudreau knows that there is no perfect mix or perfect formula for life. She believes in the power of tapping into your curiosity and experimenting to find what “pings” for you. She advises her clients to learn from their mistakes and use the lessons learned to make better choices in the future.
In this episode of the Lead Like A Woman Show, Andrea Heuston interviews Bridgette Boudreau, the Creator of the Mosaic Life Purpose Framework, about living a purpose-filled life. Bridgette explains how her framework functions, talks about her upcoming book, and advises women who feel stuck. Stay tuned.
We Are All Worthy of Help
Lauren Reed is the Founder and President of Reed Public Relations. She earned her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) designation in 2010 and has been a long-standing member of the Public Relations Society of America, serving as President of the Nashville chapter in 2017.
Lauren is a member of the Women Presidents Organization (WPO) and serves on the board of the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO). She has been named to the Nashville Business Journal's 40 Under 40 and its list of Most Admired CEOs in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. She also received a Nashville Emerging Leader Award from the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. Most recently, Lauren was named to the Nashville Post’s In Charge list and has been featured in publications such as StyleBlueprint, Bizwomen, and The New York Times. She is a mother of three, one of whom is a three-month old baby.
In this episode… Do you find it difficult to ask for help from others? Do you think asking for help makes you weak? Do you fear rejection?
Unknown to many women, reaching out to others and asking for help is not a sign of weakness but a sign of strength. Many people are willing to help you not only in the business environment but also at a personal level. Everyone is worthy of receiving help.
Lauren Reed, the Founder and President of Reed Public Relations, joins Andrea Heuston in this episode of the Lead Like A Woman Show to discuss why women are worthy of getting help. Lauren also shares her journey to entrepreneurship and talks about the lessons she learned from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and recovering from a ski accident. Stay tuned.
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Lead Like A Woman
Thoughtful conversation about next steps- in business and/or life. The power of collaboration is strong here! I look forward to future episodes.