21 episodes

Welcome to the Prowess Podcast. I am your host, Ashley Crouch.

Attention firebrands, game-changing women entrepreneurs, visionaries, luminaries, rising stars, disruptors, and innovators:

Your internet dominion begins right here.

Want to go from unknown to unforgettable? At Appleseed Communications, we extract the potential and package your story to connects on top national media outlets, with a laser eye for impact, precision and intentionality that will make your competitors wonder how you came out of nowhere. We launch campaigns that reach billions, put no-name brands on national stages, and help visionaries go viral worldwide.

If you are already making waves in your industry, have a game-changing solution to revolutionize the status quo, and are looking for examples of prestigious moguls to give you a back-door approach to hack your way to the top, you’ve come to the right place.

I am taking you behind the scenes to unveil the little-known stories of leaders who have an edge. How they got there, triumphed, overcame, and went the distance? Tune in as I ask the tough questions to top titans, multimillion dollar CEOs, multi-time bestselling authors and get nitty gritty into the details of the top-performing practices they used so YOU can position yourself as a Power Player in your industry.

Prowess: Stories Of Leaders Who Have An Edge with Ashley Crouch Ashley Crouch

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 22 Ratings

Welcome to the Prowess Podcast. I am your host, Ashley Crouch.

Attention firebrands, game-changing women entrepreneurs, visionaries, luminaries, rising stars, disruptors, and innovators:

Your internet dominion begins right here.

Want to go from unknown to unforgettable? At Appleseed Communications, we extract the potential and package your story to connects on top national media outlets, with a laser eye for impact, precision and intentionality that will make your competitors wonder how you came out of nowhere. We launch campaigns that reach billions, put no-name brands on national stages, and help visionaries go viral worldwide.

If you are already making waves in your industry, have a game-changing solution to revolutionize the status quo, and are looking for examples of prestigious moguls to give you a back-door approach to hack your way to the top, you’ve come to the right place.

I am taking you behind the scenes to unveil the little-known stories of leaders who have an edge. How they got there, triumphed, overcame, and went the distance? Tune in as I ask the tough questions to top titans, multimillion dollar CEOs, multi-time bestselling authors and get nitty gritty into the details of the top-performing practices they used so YOU can position yourself as a Power Player in your industry.

    Shirah Mansaray: How To Impact The World With Philanthropy, Investing, And Micro-Loans

    Shirah Mansaray: How To Impact The World With Philanthropy, Investing, And Micro-Loans

    As members of the human race, we are all so interconnected. And it is our job to fight against injustices and bring on positive changes to make the world a better place for everyone. 
    At a very young age, our guest Shirah Mansaray has already opened her eyes to any unequal treatment observed in her society. That motivated her to become an advocate and raise awareness for people suffering from discrimination and inequality. Now she’s the CEO of her NGO called “I am Somebody’s Child Soldier” and a Trustee of Amnesty International UK. Shirah is motivated to safeguard the mission, vision and charitable objectives of her organization and spearheads in supporting human rights activism.
    Lend your ears to this influential woman as she moves hearts in this episode.
    Today’s key takeaways are:
    How did she connect with Amnesty International, and what was her journey like building that relationship? The power of communication and sharing stories. The importance of vulnerability and ensuring how we’re accountable to each other and how we progress through that organization to our society. Charities are there to empower beneficiaries so that they can be the change that they want to be. What is the difference between investing, philanthropy and micro lending? About Shirah:
    Shirah excels in critical thinking and governance environments. As a Phd scholar, a Trustee for Amnesty International UK, and both a CEO and a NED in multiple Non-Governmental Organizations, she strives to improve policies and defend victims of injustices while delivering mental health services for them. She’s a light amidst all the uncertainty and darkness. Shirah is proof that we can put back the “human” to humanity.
    Resources:
    Shirah’s LinkedIn-https://uk.linkedin.com/in/shirah-z-mansaray 
    Amnesty International UK-https://www.amnesty.org.uk/
    I am Somebody’s Child Soldier-https://www.iamsomebodyschildsoldier.org/ 

    • 36 min
    Elle Russ: How To Have Unshakeable Confidence Amidst Crisis, Uncertainty, and Setback

    Elle Russ: How To Have Unshakeable Confidence Amidst Crisis, Uncertainty, and Setback

    Sometimes the universe will play its cards and throw us off balance. Going through these major changes, feeling like your life and growth is at a standstill, can be disheartening, especially when you feel like you're the only one with hard days. It can take a toll on your confidence, your motivation and your drive. 
    But the thing is, you can't let those hard days win. And in this episode, we invited a very special guest that will help you step up your “A-game.“ Best selling author and thought leader on confidence, self-esteem and intention Elle Russ is on the show today. She will share insights on how to turbocharge your confidence and overcome shame by navigating setbacks. 
    Today’s key takeaways are:
    How to navigate a setback even when it could bring your plans to a standstill  Elle talks about her disability journey, how she combat obstacles and boosted her confidence  What role can others play in holding space for empathy? How did she get into teaching confidence? Do not gauge someone’s confidence by their profession. Confidence is always the sum of the thoughts you think and the actions you take.  When you have cultivated and developed self-esteem and self-love, it’s a lot easier to have faith What are non-versations, and how can you stray away from them?  About Elle:
    For a decade, Elle has been coaching people all over the world. She holds a degree in Philosophy from The University of California -Santa Cruz. Elle lives in the mountains above Malibu, California. She is an avid reader, athlete, and comedy buff.
     She penned some notable books, including “Confident As Fu*k and The Paleo Thyroid Solution.” She’s also a TV-Film Writer and a Podcast Host with over 500 episodes and garnered 20 million downloads.
    Resources:
    Elle Russ-https://www.elleruss.com
    Confident as F*ck and The Paleo Thyroid Solution  by Elle Russ- https://www.elleruss.com/books The Elle Russ Show- https://www.ellerussshow.com/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Nike Anani: How To Navigate The Emotions Of Money And Build A Family Legacy

    Nike Anani: How To Navigate The Emotions Of Money And Build A Family Legacy

    “Business opportunities are like buses; there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson
    With the level of uncertainty we see today, more people ask, how can you develop a viable business in a world that keeps changing so fast? How can you build an empire and create a legacy?
    In today’s episode, we are sitting down with Ashley and Nike as they discuss the ins and outs of how to navigate the chaos, create generational wealth and build a legacy that ensures the representation of every voice. Moreover, Nike will also walk us through how to grow and transfer wealth across future generations effectively. 
    All ears here as we tune in to this insightful session!
    Today’s key takeaways are:
    How did she get started in her business? What is a family office? Tax planning, basic accounting and communicating with the family on their businesses Grooming the next generation  Culture and inclusivity between families What millennials need to know about setting up a family office? Learn from the past and project it to the future People, planet and profit Coming up with a vision Inter generational collaboration  Pulling capital with more players How to create cohesion and communication in families? Education for the next generation  Get good people with the right skills Getting started NOW. Get the vision and what you are aiming to accomplish with your business. About Nike Anani: 
    Nike Anani is an amazing NexGen expert that was born in Nigeria. Her expertise in working with family business enables NextGen to move forward in their careers and catapult into greater heights. Nike also provides best independent advice to the NextGen of Family Offices.
    Nike Anani- https://nikeanani.com/
    The Connected Generation Podcast- https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/about-nike-anani/id1505327728?i=1000469966833 
    Good Ancestor by Roman Krznaric- https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Good-Ancestor-Audiobook/0753558017?source_code=GO1DH13310082090OK&ds_rl=1262685&ds_rl=1263561&ds_rl=1260658&gclid=Cj0KCQiA2sqOBhCGARIsAPuPK0gLA-FbqcdXERPeUJ07hPJ2OU1yqZrwYzc3ILlcqtVasoJG6IFPeVYaAkzGEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds 

    • 36 min
    Juliana Garcia: The Latina Founder Who Trains Coaches In How To Make Millions

    Juliana Garcia: The Latina Founder Who Trains Coaches In How To Make Millions

    It’s common for entrepreneurs to have these brilliant ideas in their minds, but they back down when it comes to putting them into action. Sometimes, they make a huge leap, but the momentum fades over time. So, what happens? Most of the time, it’s just a matter of self-doubt. Their limiting beliefs always defeat their goals to succeed. Limitations are everywhere; they’re inevitable. But we can always conquer them.
    In today’s inspiring episode, we have the multi-millionaire Latina Coach with a signature trademark system, “The Magnetize & Monetize Mastermind® “, Juliana Garcia, to share how she overcame her limitations after being diagnosed with a life-altering medical condition at a young age, proving physical roadblocks is not an excuse to live a small, safe life and that it’s not a hindrance to becoming a big success story in her own space.
    Listen and get a massive dose of motivation as Juliana talks about her life-changing journey, building a multi-million dollar empire in a matter of just three short years.
    Today’s key takeaways are:
    Moving to San Diego and get started in the coaching space Becoming an entrepreneur and building her own coaching business Her insights about pricing and putting value on one’s work Juliana’s signature system: The Magnetize and Monetize method How she helps coaches collapse the timeline in getting results What is the main roadblock to realizing value of one’s work The universe understands frequency and is always a yes to what you want Why do people fight for their limitations Shifting into taking care of and being responsible for herself Impacting her own beliefs system and showing up for life Overcoming limiting beliefs, physical roadblocks and proving doubters wrong  
    About Juliana 
    Juliana Garcia was born and raised in Columbia. She left home at the age of 17 to move to Australia in pursuit of a bigger life. She was diagnosed with Scoliosis at a young age that threatened to bring everything to a halt. Instead of contemplating this physical challenge, she showed up for life, risked it all, and moved to the USA to create her fortune. She decided to make her own name in the coaching space and proved the notion that 'coaches don't make money, is wrong. She now runs her $2.5 million empire that she built within three short years, helping other coaches become massively wealthy using her signature trademark system, "The Magnetize and Monetize Method".
    Juliana Garcia Coaching
    Juliana Garcia website: https://www.julianagarcia.com/ 
    Juliana Garcia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsjulianagarcia/ 
    Magnetic Marketing Secrets For Entrepreneurs: https://www.facebook.com/groups/magneticsecrets 

    • 42 min
    Sarah Centrella: How To Manifest Your Dream Life, Even During Chaotic Times

    Sarah Centrella: How To Manifest Your Dream Life, Even During Chaotic Times

    When life gives you a lemon, make a lemonade. Sounds old but lives true to its essence. Life is full of challenges; all of us go through them. But we can turn our darkest circumstances into victories that make us stronger. It's only a matter of seeing things from a new angle.
    In today's episode, Ashley is joined by the best-selling author, inspiring keynote speaker, master life coach, podcast host, and the Founder and CEO of Centrella Company, Sarah Centrella, to share her emotional rollercoaster life story and how she managed to break through all the challenges in her life and turned it into an inspiration to help other people fight their battles.
    Join this insightful and promising talk as Sarah explains how to manifest your future, hold on to it, and work extremely hard to achieve the life you imagined for yourself.
    Listen and prepare to manifest all of your life's possibilities.
    Today’s key takeaways are:
    Her life story, her ability to predict her future, and the manifestation of positive things Navigating a tough time during the recession while surviving the heartbreak in her marriage Breaking through with a lifeline of hope believing there could be something on the other side The importance of listening to our positive mental voice and flushing out all the negativities Switching your thoughts from your current reality into your future reality and what you want will draw it to you much faster Living a conscious life, and creating a life that she wanted The difference between a vision board and a future board Manifesting what success looks like for herself The importance of identifying our dreams and always looking for moments and experiences The difference between the dream and the money in a matter of sequence The difference between ‘the thinker’ and ‘the dreamer’ and how each need to approach the whole manifestation process If you bring in that element of knowing how to dream big, you can exponentially grow How to investigate external force versus an internal block Understanding what it is that's blocking you is always going to come down to your belief system and to what you're telling yourself Abundance is free-flowing no matter what How to catch up to our dreams start making them happen Sarah’s advice for people who have trouble dreaming of what's next About Sarah
    Sarah's life has been filled with peaks and troughs. She seemed to be living the dream life with her husband and children. Sarah had no idea that her picture-perfect life would be turned upside down by an unexpected turn of events that would break her family all at once. She, too, had to go through difficult times because the split coincided with the recession. Sarah, on the other hand, is a true warrior. She overcame all of life's adversities by manifesting and focusing on her future. Sarah has since gone on to become a best-selling author, inspiring keynote speaker, master life coach, podcast host, and the Founder and CEO of Centrella Company. She is on a mission to motivate and empower people all around the world to create and LIVE their dreams.
    Sarah Centrella Books, Coaching and Podcast:
    Sarah Centrella https://www.sarahcentrella.com/

    • 50 min
    Michelle Bosch: This Immigrant Built A Multi-Million Dollar Real Estate Empire

    Michelle Bosch: This Immigrant Built A Multi-Million Dollar Real Estate Empire

    About this episode:

    To be successful in doing business and life, having the right mindset is essential.

    How do you develop the mindset that fits where you want to go and make the right decisions to keep you moving forward rather than hold you back?

    Also, in crisis, such as the pandemic, how will you handle doing business to thrive?

    In today’s motivating episode, we have the real estate maven and the Co-Founder and CFO of Orbit Investments, Michelle Bosch, to share her viewpoints on mindset techniques, to avoid self-sabotage, and tactical guidelines to succeed in real estate despite the fluctuating market.

    Join Michelle and I as we dive into the steps that Michelle went through that has resulted in her massive success in the real estate business building a 40 million dollar empire.

    She will also share: the ways to invest in land creatively, the WHY KNOW THE WHAT Practice and the Lighthouse Analogy.

    Get your mind ready, hit that play button, listen, and learn!

    Today’s key takeaways are:
    The importance of mastering the stages of doing the business What is the Cone of Prosperity? Seeing money as sacred and finding the WHYs in working for the money. Be a successful investor by changing the mindset from being represented to being the principal investor. A deeper discussion on what the "WHO KNOWS THE HOW" practice The Lighthouse Analogy in magnetizing people into the vision

    • 51 min

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