Inspirational conversations with people bold enough to pursue their dreams. What can you learn from their journey to create YOUR best life?
Join host Isha Cogborn as we provide practical tips to help you on your entrepreneurial journey - whether you are starting from an idea or have been a business owner for years. For a complete episode archive with links to resources mentioned during the show, visit ONPURPOSEPODCAST.COM.
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The Platform Series: Part Three
Be Definable & Know Your Audience
This is Part Three of a Six-Part series called The Platform Series. Are you being intentional when it comes to your personal brand? Do you know who you're uniquely gifted to serve and what they REALLY want from you? Here are a few tips to help you figure it out.
If you're ready to build your platform so you can make a bigger impact without burning out, apply for Platform for Purpose Incubator at https://platformforpurpose.com
The Platform Series: Part Two
Overcome Perfectionism & Find Your Voice
Welcome back to Part Two of a Six-Part series called The Platform Series. Now more than ever, people are looking for authenticity. They want to know that they don’t have to live a carefully curated, Instagram-filtered life to still be successful.
You don't have to be perfect to make an impact! If you're ready to tap into the unique contribution that you have to bring the world with your knowledge, expertise and experiences, apply for Platform for Purpose Incubator at https://platformforpurpose.com
The Platform Series: Part One
Stop Playing Small & Embrace Your Expertise Welcome to Part One of a Six-Part series called The Platform Series. It's easy to take for granted how much you know and not think it’s a big deal. But when we don’t appropriately value our knowledge and what it means to our audience, it can lead to challenges.
You are LITERALLY the answer to somebody's prayers, but they don't know you exist. Let's change that. To apply for Platform for Purpose Incubator, visit https://platformforpurpose.com
You Can Change Your Life with Pamela D. Smith
Do you feel like there’s more to life than what you’re experiencing right now? Are you feeling stuck because you don’t know where to start? In this episode with Certified Life Coach Pamela D. Smith, we talk about how you can change your life without quitting your job, hitting the lottery or some unique twist of fate.
Pamela D. Smith is a certified life coach and author of several books including her newest publication, Harvesting Your Pearls. and my On Purpose anthology series.
A champion of personal growth, Pam helps women reach their full potential and become whole in every area of life. As a divorced mother of two working in the airline industry, Pam was frustrated and ready to quit her job when she discovered the power of changing her environment without changing her environment. That led to several promotions, including one that unlocked her purpose, and later getting her life coaching certification and launching a business while still working full-time.
In this episode I talk to Pam about:
Why people limit themselves when they know there are goals they want to achieve How she started her business while working full-time Tools to help you on your personal development journey
Connect with Pamela D. Smith:
Website - https://www.pamhasfavor.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pamhasfavor
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/pamhasfavor/
Pam Book: https://www.pamhasfavor.com/product-page/harvesting-your-pearls
Join Startup Life Support
If you’re struggling to start or grow your business,I invite you to join Startup Life Support. As a member of our mastermind community, you’ll be able to achieve more and shorten your learning curve by regularly connecting with other entrepreneurs and coaches who will share their knowledge generously and hold you accountable to doing the things that lead to reaching your goals.
Learn more and join at https://StartupLifeSupport.com.
Don’t Let Your Past Destroy Your Future with Veronica C. Armstrong
How have your life experiences shaped your behavior professionally? As a leader, have you ever been criticized for being too harsh? Are you always trying to prove that you’re worthy?
In this episode, we chat with Veronica C. Armstrong is the founder of Leadership Life Support and a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach who helps women shake off the traumatic experiences of the past while helping to propel them into the light of their future business opportunities.
Growing up, Veronica experienced living in three group homes, two foster homes and a juvenile detention center before being declared an emancipated minor at 15. Always a leader and a gifted student, her life began to change after meeting the first of several influential women who came into her life.
Instead of using her background as a crutch, Veronica took advantage of the opportunities to succeed that presented themselves. But it didn’t come without challenges. Veronica shares how the scars of her past threatened her ability to be an effective leader and what she did about it.
Veronica and I also talk about:
How experiences shape your behavior Why Black women are seen in a different light Strategies to improve your self-awareness Receiving constructive criticism The difference between a coach and a mentor Veronica is also one of the co-authors of my new book, On Purpose: 12 Strategies to Reclaim Your Power and Change Your Life. She talks about moving beyond what has happened in your life and overcoming those limiting beliefs that we’ve developed through life. There’s more for you!
Connect with Veronica C. Armstrong: https://linktr.ee/veronicacarmstrong
Do you know your CliftonStrengths Top 5 Themes? Here are Veronica & Isha’s:
Veronica’s Top 5: Achiever, Deliberative. Learner, Focus, Maximizer
Isha’s Top 5: Communication, Futuristic, Positivity, Strategic, Activator
Join Startup Life Support
If you want to connect to a community of fellow entrepreneurs who aren’t afraid to talk about the challenges of launching and growing a business, who share their knowledge freely and celebrate each other’s wins authentically, I invite you to join Startup Life Support - a mastermind community that eases the fear, overwhelm and isolation of entrepreneurship. Learn more and join at https://StartupLifeSupport.com.
Video Trends with Ita Udo-Ema
Ita Udo-Ema is a video producer, a strategic storyteller, and the founder of the studio, View From Above Entertainment. In this episode, Ita talks about how to move beyond getting caught up in new platforms and vanity metrics and how to use video as a vehicle to achieving your business objectives.
In the episode I talk to Ita about:
How he ditched engineering school at Purdue for a creative degree Understanding the metrics that matter most to your business Upcoming trends in video and how it can make your projects even more amazing Developing the G.A.M.E plan. Ita is also one of the co-authors of my new book, On Purpose: 12 Strategies to Reclaim Your Power and Change Your Life. He talks about his life then takes us for a walk through how to take your jumbled ideas and structure them into a beautiful story.
Connect with Ita Udo-Ema:
Website - www.viewfromabove.net
Email - email@example.com
Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/ViewfromAboveNet
Download Ita’s free resources HERE!
Platform for Purpose Boot Camp
Are you ready to build your platform, but don’t know where to start? Perhaps you’re completely overwhelmed trying to figure out where to invest your time, energy and money. Should you be blogging? Podcasting? Livestreaming? Hosting events? Pitching yourself to media? Do you need to hire a publicist?
Or maybe you’ve been letting those nagging voices keep trying to convince you that you’re not qualified, no one wants to listen to you, or you don’t look or sound good enough to be front and center.
If you can relate to any of these scenarios, I invite you to join me for the Platform for Purpose Boot Camp.
IN THIS LIVE, VIRTUAL TRAINING EVENT, YOU’LL LEARN HOW TO:
Build your confidence so you can show up on bigger platforms to reach the people you’re called to serve. Choose the right platforms to share your message (Hint: It isn’t ALL of them!) Authentically connect to the people you’re called to serve in a way that gets them to value your voice. Position yourself for speaking and media opportunities. Stay committed to your goals even when life gets in the way. Learn more about the Platform for Purpose Boot Camp at Bootcamp.PlatformforPurpose.com.
I’ve been a long-time fan of Isha’s work — and her story as a life coach, public speaker, and SELF-MADE businesswoman. The podcast serves as a healthy ‘spotter’ and motivator for those who are seeking a new career opportunity, learn best practices from various industries...or even re-inspire individuals to enhancing their personal toolkit. It’s engaging, and entertaining — but most of all...genuine in describing the imperfect pathway to fulfillment. Isha shares upfront how the art of improvement takes time, introspection, and labor. Very real, and refreshing, indeed. What’s more — you’ll actually find yourself becoming a part of Isha’s journey.
Subscribe...listen...and be prepared to look inside to find the vision for your OWN ‘2.0’.