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My Biz Bestie offers women business owners support for the emotional side of business. The host Amber Hawley is a licensed therapist, multiple biz owner and former tech industry drop out who works with entrepreneurial individuals and couples, helping them have more fulfilling lives without sacrificing their businesses. With a mix of psychology, strategy and support (that only a bestie can give), My Biz Bestie aims to make the entrepreneurial journey less lonely and a lot more fun!

My Biz Bestie Amber Hawley

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My Biz Bestie offers women business owners support for the emotional side of business. The host Amber Hawley is a licensed therapist, multiple biz owner and former tech industry drop out who works with entrepreneurial individuals and couples, helping them have more fulfilling lives without sacrificing their businesses. With a mix of psychology, strategy and support (that only a bestie can give), My Biz Bestie aims to make the entrepreneurial journey less lonely and a lot more fun!

    Finding Your Entrepreneurial Purpose With Rachel Proctor

    Finding Your Entrepreneurial Purpose With Rachel Proctor

    Given what 2020 has thrown at us, many people are questioning how they have structured their businesses and their lives. While some are trying to figure out if what they’re doing still works for them, others are reexamining what they want to get out of their business and day-to-day living. Joining Amber Hawley in this episode is virtual business mentor Rachel Proctor. Rachel teaches and coaches entrepreneurs how to be better in their business. Today, Rachel and Amber talk all about finding your entrepreneurial purpose and structuring your life so that it's something you want to do.

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    • 43 min
    Biz Bestie Bite: Decision Fatigue

    Biz Bestie Bite: Decision Fatigue

    Given what 2020 has thrown at us, many people are questioning how they have structured their businesses and their lives. While some are trying to figure out if what they’re doing still works for them, others are reexamining what they want to get out of their business and day-to-day living. Joining Amber Hawley in this episode is virtual business mentor Rachel Proctor. Rachel teaches and coaches entrepreneurs how to be better in their business. Today, Rachel and Amber talk all about finding your entrepreneurial purpose and structuring your life so that it's something you want to do.

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    • 14 min
    Pink Collar Crimes With The Fraud Hashtag Queen, Kelly Paxton

    Pink Collar Crimes With The Fraud Hashtag Queen, Kelly Paxton

    You’d probably never know an embezzler if you’d see one, as many of them can be normal, nice-looking people. That is part of the reason why detecting and dealing with these so-called pink-collar crimes are not as easy as you think. To make matters worse, the embezzler can be someone you trust, someone you have built a relationship with, making the matter more intimate and much trickier to handle. Amber Hawley talks about why these pink collar crimes occur and what its effects are with certified fraud examiner, licensed private investigator and social media intelligence analyst, Kelly Paxton. Also known as the “Pink Collar Crime Lady” and the “Fraud Hashtag Queen,” Kelly specializes in investigating women embezzlers and fraud therapy. Coming in from the world of law enforcement, she was used to investigating “bad guys.” Nothing about it could have prepared her for the whole new universe where “honest” people steal.



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    • 47 min
    Parenting 2020: Making Tough Decisions For Your Children And Your Family During COVID-19 With Mercedes Samudio

    Parenting 2020: Making Tough Decisions For Your Children And Your Family During COVID-19 With Mercedes Samudio

    Parents have always taken it upon themselves to feel responsible for their families, especially their children. With everything that’s going on in 2020, parents are confronted with challenges that none of their predecessors have ever experienced before. Tapping into this topic with Amber Hawley is Mercedes Samudio, LCSW, a parenting coach, speaker, bestselling author of Shame-Proof Parenting and founder of Diversity in Parenting. Together they discuss the major challenges parents are facing during the era of COVID-19. As the school year opens up, do you choose to send your children to school, learn online or skip the year altogether? How do you assist in your child’s learning now that you are all staying at home? How do you achieve family-life balance while working from home? These and a lot more difficult questions are causing mental and emotional stress to every well-meaning parent out there. How do you somehow get through all these? The key is to cut yourself some slack and be confident that you’re doing your best under the circumstances. Join in on the conversation and learn a lot more!








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    How The Brain Works With Melina Palmer

    How The Brain Works With Melina Palmer

    With so much turmoil going on right now, our world has been turned upside down in so many ways. Many people, including business owners, are feeling this pressure to get a lot of things done or try to make an impact or shift. At the same time, they also are overwhelmed with not knowing where to focus, and so they feel stuck. Joining Amber Hawley on today’s podcast is Melina Palmer, the host of The Brainy Business and a sales conversion expert with a personal mission to make your business more effective and brain friendly. Don’t miss this episode to learn more about how the brain works and how to avoid productive procrastination to actually get things done.


     



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    • 45 min
    How To Create A Drama-Free Culture In The Workplace With Patti Perez

    How To Create A Drama-Free Culture In The Workplace With Patti Perez

    One of the greatest reasons why employee turnover is high in an organization is the workplace environment. After all, who would want to stay in a place that is bringing more stress than fulfillment? In this episode, Amber Hawley sits down with Patti Perez to talk about how to create a drama-free culture in your business. Patti is the founder and CEO of PersuasionPoint Inc., a modern-day consulting firm dedicated to teaching leaders and teams on how to create and sustain healthy, inclusive, and profitable workplace cultures. With her book, The Drama-Free Workplace, she shares with us some of the tools and techniques on creating a nontoxic, anti-racist, and positive environment for ourselves and, most especially, our employees. She also provides some great insights from a legal aspect and lays the massive risks, disadvantages, and opportunities the kind of workplace culture causes to the entire organization. Tune into this important conversation to learn more about how you can create a safe space for your employees to thrive and feel the rewards of their job.


     





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    • 52 min

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5.0 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Perfect for reading sleeping ,

Love my weekly dose of Amber

My Biz Bestie podcast is practical, funny, insightful, and all around amazing podcast that keeps you engaged from start to end. It’s a place to feel understood as a business owner, gain some kickass insights and leave ready to tackle business. Amber also is an awesome host- I have a hard time listening to most podcasts because the hosts are boring or can’t keep an audience’s attention, but Amber’s got it!

groovingal ,

♥️ Honest, Real, & FUN! ♥️

I love it when thought leaders (especially other therapists like me because, let’s be honest, our lot can be a little stuffy) are not afraid to tell you the truth. Amber and Maelisa manage to be both encouraging and direct about how the biz ownership game is played. Whether they are interviewing other influencers in the entrepreneurship world or discussing a hot topic that is probably on your mind already (talkin’ about you, episode 58!), you will find value and actionable lessons in every single episode. The business owner’s journey can be a lonely one (so find you a biz bestie NOW, people!), but when you discover a podcast like this, you instantly feel supported by other women who get it. So pour yourself a glass of your favorite adult beverage and subscribe to this baby right now. You’re welcome.

DrKateCampbell ,

Great Podcast!

Amber and Maelisa are a great team on this value packed podcast. It's a must listen!

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