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Overcoming Mediocrity is a podcast for success-driven women who want to empower their thoughts, design their dream businesses, and build beautiful lives that are aligned with their destinies—hosted by Bestselling Author and Business Strategist Christie Ruffino. This show is for every woman on the edge of change who’s ready to rise up, overcome mediocrity, reinvent herself, elevate her thinking, and transform her life.
Each episode features today's top influencers and entrepreneurs on the rise as they share empowering stories and ninja tips meant to become the FUEL that will ignite a positive change in YOUR life and the lives of others.
Our guests didn’t simply coast through life, they didn't let difficult situations stop them; they set big goals, kept their eyes on the prize and they’re joining us today to share insider secrets and valuable resources you can use RIGHT NOW to step into your power and fulfill your purpose in life.
Join Christie each week for powerful conversations, uplifting interviews, mega doses of inspiration, and valuable resources.

Overcoming Mediocrity with Christie Ruffino Christie Ruffino

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    • 5.0 • 43 Ratings

Overcoming Mediocrity is a podcast for success-driven women who want to empower their thoughts, design their dream businesses, and build beautiful lives that are aligned with their destinies—hosted by Bestselling Author and Business Strategist Christie Ruffino. This show is for every woman on the edge of change who’s ready to rise up, overcome mediocrity, reinvent herself, elevate her thinking, and transform her life.
Each episode features today's top influencers and entrepreneurs on the rise as they share empowering stories and ninja tips meant to become the FUEL that will ignite a positive change in YOUR life and the lives of others.
Our guests didn’t simply coast through life, they didn't let difficult situations stop them; they set big goals, kept their eyes on the prize and they’re joining us today to share insider secrets and valuable resources you can use RIGHT NOW to step into your power and fulfill your purpose in life.
Join Christie each week for powerful conversations, uplifting interviews, mega doses of inspiration, and valuable resources.

    OM62: Melissa Hughes | BUILD LEADS at TikTok Speed

    OM62: Melissa Hughes | BUILD LEADS at TikTok Speed

    On Today’s Podcast This week I sit down with Melissa Hughes. Melissa Hughes is a TikTok Influencer, best-selling author, and an International Speaker.
    She has been booked twice on The Kelly Clarkson Show and featured for the New York Times Best Seller “Primal Scream” on NBC. She has over 190,000 followers on Tiktok with 5.7 million “Likes” and over 500,000 times in the last seven days. She is also a best-selling author of a book, “She Can Laugh,” and is working on her first children’s book through “Dinosaur House.”
    She has written for HAIN magazine and featured on The Point Church Podcast. She has been a Key Note Speaker at Spice Women’s conference.
    Melissa has her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Grand Valley State University, is a Holistic Health Coach after studying over 100 different dietary theories. She studied School of Evangelism in Florida with Reinhard Bonnkee. She danced with Milwaukee Ballet Company, and she has also led her church with her husband for several years in Wales, UK, and NOW LIVES IN MI WITH HIM AND THEIR two children.
     
    How to Connect with Melissa
    melissaleahughes@gmail.com
    www.melissaleahughes.com
    TikTok: mhughes79
    www.instagram.com/melissaleahughes
     
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    • 40 min
    OM61: Deb Battersby | YOUR PROSPERITY PLAYGROUND - How to Play with Your Ultimate Super Power and Get Super Results

    OM61: Deb Battersby | YOUR PROSPERITY PLAYGROUND - How to Play with Your Ultimate Super Power and Get Super Results

    On Today’s Podcast This week I sit down with Deb Battersby. Deb Battersby is a speaker, author, success coach, and creator of the FreedomPoint™ System.
    As an in demand speaker on Business Success Formulas and Extreme Personal Achievement, Deb has spoken to thousands around the globe from New York to Sydney. Deb and her company, Success Matrix International, are dedicated to accelerating the success and enhancing the quality of life of its global clientele.
    Deb works with diverse and dynamic individuals and organizations, from those facing abrupt change to those spear-heading it. Known for innovative techniques and dramatic results, Deb has helped thousands achieve their goals and transform their lives using her FreedomPoint™ System.
    She is a Master Practitioner in the field of neurolinguistics, neuro-associative conditioning, as well as a certified hypnotherapist. Deb is also distinguished as an elite Master Trainer with Robbins Research International.
     
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    deb@successmatrix.com
    www.freedompointcoaching.com
    www.successmatrix.com
     
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    • 50 min
    OM60: Kim Speed | A SIX FIGURE BRAND - How to Be Seen, Heard, and Recognized to Attract Loyal Raving Fans.

    OM60: Kim Speed | A SIX FIGURE BRAND - How to Be Seen, Heard, and Recognized to Attract Loyal Raving Fans.

    On Today’s Podcast This week I sit down with Kim Speed. In 2009, Kim started her own business, Purple Moon Creative, Brand and Marketing Boutique, where she shares her brand expertise and business knowledge with growing entrepreneurs. Kim helps them create successful companies turning their knowledge, skills, and talents into income while making an impact.
    But before Kim became an entrepreneur, Kim worked as a graphic designer, art director, and creative director during her years in the corporate world and has worked with clients from around the globe, including Coca-Cola, TD Bank, Ford, and Molson Coors.
    It was never Kim’s dream to start her own business. That happened by accident after her company downsized and laid her off. If it weren’t for that opportunity, she would never have started her entrepreneurial journey. Once Kim removed her corporate blinders, she knew she no longer wanted to return to a full-time job. Kim had a taste of life with her family and decided to never again miss another school concert or track day for meetings.
    But who knew the courage it took to be an entrepreneur? With her experience and connections, Kim thought that starting a small business would be a much simpler journey. She was learning that becoming a business owner is one of the bravest things anyone could do. After going through the struggles and fears of leaving the comfort of a steady paying job, learning (sometimes the hard way) how to develop and maintain a business that supports your life and your dreams. Kim became the one-person show, doing everything from business development, production team, tech support, admin, and the cleaning service. There was so much more to running a company, taking care of clients while maintaining life with your family. As she continued to learn and grow with the help of coaches and mentors, her business started to become profitable. Success came when Kim finally allowed herself to let go of the employee mentality and put her hand up to ask for help.
    That is why Kim is so passionate about helping budding, and building entrepreneurs create businesses that become profitable without giving up the other things that bring joy to your life.
     
    How to Connect with Kim
    kspeed@purplemooncreative.com
    https://purplemooncreative.com/
    www.facebook.com/BrandVisibilityExpert/
    www.linkedin.com/in/kimspeed/
     
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    • 27 min
    OM59: Kandi Lee | HOW TO OVERCOME Your Chokeholds to Success

    OM59: Kandi Lee | HOW TO OVERCOME Your Chokeholds to Success

    On Today's Podcast This week I sit down with Kandi Lee. Born in Los Angeles, California, Kandi Lee spent most of her childhood in Europe attending German schools. While living in Germany, Kandi Lee traveled across the continent, performing on television and radio, bringing her natural American talent to a different culture. Kandi moved to “Music City U.S.A.” to further her music career, and Nashville, TN, marked the ground for her footprint in the industry and the magic milestone of becoming a Mom. This new responsibility was an incredible gift. Kandi knew she only had one opportunity to become the mother her child deserved. She put her recording dreams on hold and rerouted her family of two to Las Vegas, NV, to be closer to the family.
    In 1995, Kandi was introduced to a completely new world. Kandi attended a series of personal success, coaching, and leadership classes where she learned how to master a success mindset, overcome limiting beliefs, transform herself from the inside out. As fate would have it, this decision changed her life forever. Kandi has been trained by some of the best coaches in the industry, including Mark Victor Hansen, Jack Canfield, Lisa Nichols, Michael Beckwith, and Bob Proctor, to name a few.
    In 2004, Kandi had a vision to take her coaching and training experience and create her own company. When she looked at her bank account, Kandi had only $1.11 to start her business. Kandi took the $1.11 and put it in an envelope under her pillow, and from that moment on became a Maniac on a Mission. Immediately, Kandi felt both fear and excitement; she had a paradigm shift in the purpose and vision for her life and launched the One-Eleven Network, which helps sm biz owners and entrepreneurs id and overcome the chokeholds to success.
    Despite her numerous awards and recognition, Kandi feels her biggest achievement is reaching these goals while being a single Mom to her daughter, who is now an incredible asset, and bringing her expertise as a partner in The One-Eleven Network.
    Kandi found herself able to think and go beyond her personal and professional limitations. As a result, this new view of possibility had an immediate and powerful impact on who Kandi was, and she quickly fell in love with being a part of an industry that had the power to move, touch and shift the trajectory of someone’s life. Kandi Lee and The One-Eleven Network have been recognized for multiple awards, including: Count Me In: Make Mine A Million Dollar Business Award, the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce Sterling Award, and a finalist for the Greater Phoenix Area Chamber of Commerce Athena Award. The One-Eleven Network has partnered with multiple charitable organizations, including The Ronald McDonald House, The Salvation Army, The Sojourner Center, Gabriel’s Angels, Shape Up U.S., NAWBO Mentoring Program, A.P.S. – AAME Mentoring Program, (AASK) Specialized Programed because of their commitment to making a difference to mankind.
    Kandi Lee has also been a featured guest on numerous television and radio programs across the globe, including The Phoenix Suns – National Anthem, Miss Universe Celebrity Guest, Caesars Palace Roman Princess, Legends in Concert – Patsy Cline and Reba McIntire Impersonator, Farrington Productions Regular Performer-Las Vegas, CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, AZ-TV 7, KVBC-Las Vegas, KSVY-Sonoma, SparkstheFlame, KUIK-AM 1360 and V101.1. Local, regional, and national print publishing credits include: The American Cities Business Journals, LPI Multimedia Inc., Impact Magazine, Scottsdale-at-Work Magazine, Broker International, Airpark News, WomensPost.ca, Get Image Ready Magazine, The Healthy U TV Show – Cox Television, and a featured article in More.com.
    As a savvy business owner having successfully run multiple businesses, Kandi makes creating an extraordinary business seem simple and achievable. She works exclusively with entrepreneurs and business owners who are ready to “make

    • 38 min
    OM58: Rob Fortier | Build Relationships with Email TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

    OM58: Rob Fortier | Build Relationships with Email TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

    On Today's Podcast This week I sit down with Rob Fortier. Rob Fortier has had many careers in a variety of fields, including theater, advertising, and the greeting card industries. As a content marketing coach and copywriter, his goal is to use his creative skills to help coaches, consultants and solopreneurs better understand how to develop and nurture their relationships with their email subscribers, as well as harness the power of their email lists by offering content that inspires, educates, and entertains. He teaches strategies to get writing done quickly, even for those that don't think they are good writers.
     
    How to Connect with Rob rob@robfortier.com
    www.robfortier.com
    www.facebook.com/RobFortierCTW
    www.instagram.com/rob_fortier_nyc/
    www.linkedin.com/in/rob-fortier-764a377/
     
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    • 44 min
    OM57: Jen Vera | How to Unblock Your Resistance AND RAISE YOUR RATES

    OM57: Jen Vera | How to Unblock Your Resistance AND RAISE YOUR RATES

    On Today's Podcast This week I sit down with Jen Vera. Leading with boldness and heart, Jen has been supporting female entrepreneurs, coaches, speakers, consultants, and emerging thought leaders for the last 4 years. Jen helps clients master their mindset, develop business and brand strategies aligned to their genius, and fall in love with sales.
    Jennifer disrupts the antiquated me vs. them sales approach which emphasizes a win-lose outcome. Instead, Jennifer teaches business owners to shift their thinking to a win-win scenario through a heart-centered, “sales embodiment” approach. Jennifer has sold multi 7 figures in revenue specifically for coaching and consulting programs in the past 4 years. She’s passionate about being of service to others and leads through transparency and a deep compassion for those around her.
    As a recognized thought leader, Jennifer continues to empower and inspire, speaking at conferences and events on topics such as entrepreneurship, business branding, and what Jen calls, “embodied sales.”
    Jennifer is a previous business owner; formerly the CEO and Founder of Vera Strategies, a digital branding and website development agency, and also 1/3rd of the Creative Girls, a collective of digital brand experts in Miami, FL.
    Prior to Jennifer’s entrepreneurial journey, Jennifer dedicated herself in the Non-Profit and Philanthropy sector to support organizations such as the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Congress and Chicago United, a philanthropic organization.
    Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Loyola University. She is also a graduate of the Hispanic Alliance of Career Enhancement’s (HACE) Leadership Academy as well as their Mujeres de HACE program, a national program for high achieving Latina professionals.
     
    How to Connect with Jen hello@jenvera.com
    www.jenvera.com
    www.sexysacredsales.com
    facebook.com/jen.vera
    instagram.com/jen.vera
     
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

mhughes79 ,

Super Helpful & Down to Earth

I love coming on here and learning about how to overcome the struggle and entrepreneurship! I always find these so helpful and get so much out of each episode.

IronManRich ,

Valuable Info in Every Episode!

I was privileged to see Christie speak on stage and was wowed. She has a great message, I wanted more, and this podcast has definitely delivered! Every episode that I have listened to has provided valuable information to make me more effective business professional and better person. Her guests are great, and she is an excellent interviewer. This is a “must” addition to your regular podcast listening.

em Matrix ,

Real, down to earth, fun and helpful

Love Christie’s interview style and her ability to bring out deep nuggets from her guests.I am a sponge for variety and different perspectives and love the scope of this podcast series.
Thanks for bringing the magic!
Deb Battersby

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