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Do you have dreams for more yet aren’t sure how to transition out of your 9 to 5 and start a business of your own? You’re not alone. Megan Tobler, host of the Self StartHER podcast, left the corporate world for a life as an entrepreneur. And now - she’s taking you on her entrepreneurial journey giving you a peek into all the learnings along the way. Every week, she introduces you to female entrepreneurs who made their dreams a reality. Tune in to hear how they built their business and how you, too, can build a thriving full time business or side hustle of your own.

Self StartHER Megan Tobler

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

Do you have dreams for more yet aren’t sure how to transition out of your 9 to 5 and start a business of your own? You’re not alone. Megan Tobler, host of the Self StartHER podcast, left the corporate world for a life as an entrepreneur. And now - she’s taking you on her entrepreneurial journey giving you a peek into all the learnings along the way. Every week, she introduces you to female entrepreneurs who made their dreams a reality. Tune in to hear how they built their business and how you, too, can build a thriving full time business or side hustle of your own.

    Building A Company And Starting A New "Rootine" with Rachel Sanders

    Building A Company And Starting A New "Rootine" with Rachel Sanders

    Rachel Soper Sanders is the CEO and co-founder of Rootine, an award-winning health and wellness brand revolutionizing vibrant health with science-backed supplements and innovative at-home lab testing. Under her visionary leadership, Rootine has launched successful products, built a powerhouse team, and secured over $11M in VC funding. Rachel's expertise spans brand and marketing, fundraising, product, finance, and strategy. She balances her roles as a mother, digital creator, and wellness thought leader, engaging 58,000 followers and newsletter subscribers by sharing simple, proven tips to optimize cortisol, stress, sleep, and productivity. A Harvard MBA and Vanderbilt alum, Rachel offers valuable insights on entrepreneurship, business building, and personal wellness.



    In this episode, Rachel shares invaluable business takeaways that you can apply to your own ventures. We dive into her process for securing funding, hiring the right team, growing her social presence, and branding (and rebranding) the business. And of course, we talk about Rootine’s amazing supplements and how they can help better your life.



    If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to start and grow a business, then this episode is for you! 



    Learn more about Rachel and Rootine: 

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    • 39 min
    The Entrepreneur’s Playbook: How to Transform Your Life and Career

    The Entrepreneur’s Playbook: How to Transform Your Life and Career

    Welcome to Self StartHER, where we spotlight inspiring female entrepreneurs who are redefining success. In this episode, we sit down with Jahleane Dolne, founder of The Postgrad Playbook, a platform empowering post-grads to overcome mindset barriers and achieve their career goals.



    Jahleane’s journey is a testament to the power of determination and self-discovery. As a daughter of immigrants, she initially pursued a traditional career path but soon realized her potential to excel as an entrepreneur.

    Leveraging her strong sales foundation and the transformative power of networking, Jahleane built The Postgrad Playbook from the ground up.



    During our conversation, Jahleane shares pivotal moments from her entrepreneurial journey. She discusses how optimizing her LinkedIn profile transformed rejections into opportunities, the importance of seizing space in your industry, and the proactive steps she took to transition from employee to successful business owner.

    Key Takeaways:


    Own Your Career: Jahleane’s story illustrates how taking ownership of your career path can lead to transformative success.


    Networking and Community: Learn how building a strong network can open doors to unexpected opportunities.


    From Rejection to Resilience: Discover how to turn setbacks into stepping stones towards your entrepreneurial goals.


    Follow Your Passion: Jahleane’s journey encourages aspiring female entrepreneurs to pursue their passions with determination and focus.

    Join us as we dive deep into Jahleane Dolne’s inspiring journey and glean actionable insights for your entrepreneurial endeavor!



    Learn more about Jahleane and the Postgrad Playbook


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    Follow the Postgrad Playbook on Instagram


    Follow Jahleane on TikTok
    Connect with Jahleane on LinkedIn



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    Check out the Self StartHER website for the latest resources.   

    • 35 min
    Identify Your Leadership Style As An Entrepreneur

    Identify Your Leadership Style As An Entrepreneur

    In this episode, we dive deep into the journey of recognizing and embracing your unique leadership potential with Stefanie Giannini, a dynamic director in Food Nutrition Services and a seasoned leadership development professional.



    Key Takeaways:


    True Leadership: It’s not about instilling fear but fostering an environment where people feel safe to grow and make mistakes.


    Vulnerability in Leadership: Embrace your weaknesses as part of your strengths. Vulnerability is essential for genuine leadership.


    Impact Over Direct Reports: Leadership is about the impact you make, not just the number of people you manage.


    Creating a Learning Organization: Cultivate a space where mistakes are valued as opportunities for growth, encouraging others to lead and succeed in their own way.



    Highlights:


    Stefanie’s background as the Director of Food Nutrition Services and her passion for leadership development.


    The combination of her two worlds: consulting and custom training workshops in the school nutrition and food service industries.


    Her leadership superpower: allowing others to grow without fear, changing the perception of leadership.


    Tips on identifying your own leadership style and understanding that every leader is different.



    Tune in to discover how you can identify your leadership style and make a lasting impact as an entrepreneur!



    Learn more about Stefanie and Ivati: 

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    Connect with Stefanie on LinkedIn



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    • 43 min
    You Can Do Anything, Just Not Everything: Why You Should Hire Support For Your Business

    You Can Do Anything, Just Not Everything: Why You Should Hire Support For Your Business

    In this Self StartHER episode, we chat with Ashley Carlson, a trailblazer in admin and operations support. Ashley shares her inspiring journey from freelancing to building a thriving business that empowers small businesses and female entrepreneurs with admin, executive assistant support, and bookkeeping.



    Key Points:


    Background:



    Inspired by her entrepreneurial father, Ashley decided not to return to a full-time office job after becoming a mother.


    Six years ago, remote work was scarce, prompting her to start freelancing.


    During the pandemic, she used her husband's job loss as an opportunity to build her business while he was home.



    Growth and Empowerment:



    The pivotal moment of hiring her first employee helped her realize the importance of delegation.


    Ashley emphasizes that effective delegation is key to maintaining a work-life balance, especially for aspiring female entrepreneurs.



    Top Delegation Tips:



    Set clear expectations with your team.


    Document and record all processes for consistency.



    Current Success:



    Ashley now leads a team of 14 women dedicated to supporting businesses with comprehensive admin services.




    Quotes:


    "The more I said yes, the more I was actually becoming unavailable to my family and those flexibilities that I originally wanted and valued."



    Find out more about Ashley’s company, Elevate Business Solutions: 

    Learn more about Elevate Virtual Business Solutions

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    • 35 min
    Find Your Purpose And Learn To Dream Again

    Find Your Purpose And Learn To Dream Again

    In this episode of Self StartHER, we are joined by Aneta Kuzma, a certified executive coach, life coach, health and wellness coach, and wellness consultant for organizations. Aneta is also an accomplished author and podcast host who transitioned from a 22-year career in corporate banking to follow her true passion. This episode is packed with insights and inspiration for aspiring female entrepreneurs.



    Highlights from the Episode:


    Career Transition: Aneta discusses her decision to leave corporate banking after 22 years, driven by a realization that it wasn't her true passion. She shares how she navigated this transition by hiring a coach and obtaining various certifications while still working in her corporate job.


    Goal Setting: Learn about Aneta's approach to setting and achieving short-term and long-term goals, and how implementing one step at a time helped her move forward without taking unnecessary risks.


    Yoga and Wellness: Aneta talks about the role of yoga in her life, starting in her 20s, and how it contributed to her overall wellness journey.


    Book Insight: Discover insights from Aneta's book, "Live the Width of Your Life," a daily guide filled with meditations, devotionals, lessons, journal prompts, and challenges. The book supports readers in their personal transformation, focusing on different topics each month.


    Self-Care and Boundaries: Aneta emphasizes the importance of self-care and setting healthy boundaries. She shares her personal experience of learning to prioritize herself, embrace imperfection, and take courageous actions even when faced with fear.




    Personal Growth: Hear how these changes have positively impacted Aneta’s relationships and overall life, making her a better wife, mother, friend, daughter, and sister.

    Key Quotes:


    "It's okay to take care of myself and make myself a priority because I didn't do that before."


    "You can take courageous action even when you are terrified."


    "All of my relationships are better, they're stronger. I'm a better wife, I'm a better mom, a better friend, a better daughter and sister because I'm focusing on the things that really matter."

    Resources Mentioned:


    Book: Live the Width of Your Life


    Complimentary group or 1 on 1 breathwork sessions with me to the first 5 subscribers!

    Connect with Aneta Kuzma:


    Visit Aneta’s website


    All of Aneta’s links in one place!



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    • 40 min
    Think Like A Business And Inspire Like a Boss

    Think Like A Business And Inspire Like a Boss

    Welcome to another inspiring episode of Self StartHER, the go-to podcast for aspiring female entrepreneurs!

    In this episode, we sit down with Anne Watson, a dynamic business strategy coach and host of the Swayology podcast.

    Anne helps coaches and communicators "think like a business so they can inspire like a boss" by getting crystal clear about their niche and creating a transformational offer that gets results. 



    Key Highlights:


    Anne's transition from stay at home mom to entrepreneurship.


    The pivotal role of hiring a coach early to halve your learning curve.


    The importance of charging for your services to ensure clients take you seriously.


    How to identify the right coach for your personal and professional growth.


    Anne’s unique approach to blending her varied experiences into effective business strategies.



    Tune in to Learn:


    How Anne leveraged her background in advertising, banking, and ministry to become a successful business coach.


    What Anne did to launch her coaching career, including her initial outreach to friends and family.


    Practical tips on balancing motherhood and entrepreneurship.


    Actionable advice on monetizing your unique skills and passions.



    Join us for this engaging conversation and get ready to be inspired by Anne Watson's journey and insights!



    Connect with Anne: 

    Check out Anne’s website

    Follow Anne on Instagram

    Listen to the Swayology podcast



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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Kelly of Lipstick & Ink ,

Talented Host + Interesting Topics

Megan is a shining star when it comes to podcasting. She listens intently and offers thoughtful responses to her guests. It makes each episode flow seamlessly, making it easy to listen to. All of the guests and topics so far have been inspiring and so helpful as an aspiring full-time entrepreneur. I recommend this podcast to all female entrepreneurs getting started in their entrepreneurial journey!

budtobloommarketing ,

Incredible Podcast!!

This is the podcast that I wish I had when I first started my business. Megan is a fantastic interviewer and brings together powerhouse women who had the courage to create something of their own. I love how unique each guest is, and I always pull bits of wisdom and encouragement from every episode. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s to come for this show! :)

tanitsia ,

So inspiring! 🤩

You are absolutely amazing and inspiring. It’s wonderful how many incredible women you showcase! This podcast is so impactful. 👏

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