98 episodes

A podcast for women who dare to be different and want to forge their own unique path to success in life, business, and career. Hosted by Entrepreneur, Serwaa Adjei-Pelle, this podcast shares the stories and lessons learned by women from different walks of life. Step off the beaten path with us as we go off script to discover unique blueprints for success.

She's Off Script Serwaa Adjei-Pelle

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 29 Ratings

A podcast for women who dare to be different and want to forge their own unique path to success in life, business, and career. Hosted by Entrepreneur, Serwaa Adjei-Pelle, this podcast shares the stories and lessons learned by women from different walks of life. Step off the beaten path with us as we go off script to discover unique blueprints for success.

    Episode 95: Off Script Update - 2 years after quitting my job. Do I regret it?

    Episode 95: Off Script Update - 2 years after quitting my job. Do I regret it?

    In today’s episode, I share how my entrepreneurial journey is going 2 years after quitting my job.

    I haven’t done an Off Script Update since episode 53 which was released in October of last year. So to refresh your memories, in these episodes, I share how my own personal business building journey is going.

    Recently, I’ve been getting questions on how I’ve gotten to where I am and how long it’s taken for me to hit certain milestones.

    As much as we’re told to run our own race, it’s human nature to want a road map or blueprint for how others have accomplished similar goals.

    Given that the show is quickly approaching its 2-year anniversary and 100th episode, I thought it would be a good time to pause and share how things are going.

    These types of episodes are difficult for me to put together because I’m forced to be introspective.

    But it’s also a good exercise because I get to sift through my experiences and distill them into what I hope will be helpful lessons.

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    You’ll learn about:







    * How I’ve structured my business

    * Mistakes I’ve made over the past 2 years

    * My top 3 lessons

    * How I’m balancing family and self-care with running a business







    Mentioned in this episode:







    * Instagram: @ShesOffScript

    * Website: shesoffscript.com

    • 19 min
    Episode 94: 5 Ways To Get Re-inspired

    Episode 94: 5 Ways To Get Re-inspired

    As much as I love the look on my clients’ faces when I bring them clarity or solve a problem for them, sometimes I feel uninspired. Sometimes I just don’t want to do it! So how do you shake off the funk and get re-inspired to work on your business?



    Don’t be fooled by the smiles and the highlight reels on social media.

    Entrepreneurship is a rollercoaster and there are times when we feel uninspired and don’t want to walk the path that many of us have created for ourselves. I know from experience that this can be a scary headspace to be in.

    So let’s break down some of the ways I have been able to break out of that funk and spark creativity in my business

    Here’s the cliff notes version of what I share in the episode:

    1.) Are your motivations extrinsic or intrinsic?



    * If you are extrinsically motivated, your motivation is likely to fade.

    * Find out if there’s a personal and genuine connection to what you’re trying to get done.



    2.) Revisit your vision and mission aka your why



    * Focus on what matters

    * Positive affirmations instead of giving in to your negative self-talk



    3.) Break down your tasks into smaller steps



    * Set a timer – Pomodoro



    4.) Celebrate your wins and acknowledge how far you’ve come



    * Reward yourself for things you accomplish BUT also give yourself consequences



    5.) Surround yourself with inspiring people



    * You Are the Sum of the Company You Keep

    * Don’t fall into a comparison trap



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    You’ll learn about:







    * 5 Ways you can get re-inspired and spark creativity







    Mentioned in this episode:







    * Instagram: @shesoffscript

    * Website: serwaaadjeipelle.com/the-podcast

    • 24 min
    Episode 93: How To Invent Toys With Toy Coach, Azhelle Wade

    Episode 93: How To Invent Toys With Toy Coach, Azhelle Wade

    In today’s episode, we meet the Toy Coach, Azhelle Wade. Azhelle teaches everyday people how to enter the toy industry as inventors and entrepreneurs.

    She has spent over 10 years in the toy industry where she served as global product development and design manager at Toys “R” Us and has held other roles that taught her the ins and outs of costing, designing, and manufacturing.

    During our conversation, Azhelle took us through her process for coming up with innovative toy ideas. She also gave us a roadmap for getting this idea to the point where we’re ready to pitch it to toy companies.

    Before we hear the rest of our episode with Azhelle, I would love it if you could subscribe, rate, and review our show on iTunes. This will help spread the word about our podcast so amazing stories like Azhelle’s, can continue to inspire women looking to launch their own Off Script journies.

    Please subscribe, rate, and review our show on iTunes. This will help spread the word about our podcast so the amazing stories we share can continue to inspire women looking to launch their own Off Script journeys.

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    You’ll learn about:







    * Key players in the toy industry

    * How to invent a new toy idea

    * Creating your prototype

    * Getting ready to pitch your new toy







    Mentioned in this episode:







    * Business Instagram: @thetoycoach

    * Website: thetoycoach.com

    • 38 min
    Episode 92: 4 Ways To Go From Small Business Owner To CEO

    Episode 92: 4 Ways To Go From Small Business Owner To CEO

    Not all entrepreneurs are CEOs.

    Building a business that lasts, requires that your actions and mindset move from those an entrepreneur making moves to a that CEO executing for growth. ⠀

    If the ousting of the founders of Uber and WeWork taught us anything, it’s that the skills it takes to start your business won’t take it to the next level. ⠀

    So how do you know if you’re operating as a CEO or as an entrepreneur? ⠀

    As a reminder, this series of episodes are recorded during our weekly Instagram live so from time to time, you may hear me responding to comments from the audience, or hear the voice of someone I’ve invited to come on live with me.

    Here’s the cliff notes version of what I share in the episode:



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     Set aside time to work on your physical and mental health.



    * Building a business can take a toll.

    * A well-rested mind brings clarity.









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    Work ON your business vs. in your business.



    * You’ve probably heard me say this before and I will say it again. When you first start your business, you wear many hats. Be aware of which hat you have on.

    * You probably won’t be in a position to hire a CEO or a general manager right away but create an org chart so when the time comes, you know what to delegate.









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    Get intimate with your strategic plan



    * Every leader needs a playbook. A strategic plan is a CEO playbook that should guide your vision, mission, goals, and actions over the long term. Every CEO needs one to reference.









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    Set aside time for a CEO day

    Things to do during your CEO day:

    * Take time to meet with your team and really LISTEN to their concerns and ideas [Management by Walking Around is a term coined by management guru Tom Peters.]

    * Study your market trends, competitors, and find opportunities to collaborate.

    * Think through your plans for growth? Will you build, buy, or partner?

    * Look at your numbers. How much revenue are you generating? What are your costs and how can you get them down. Learn how to read a profit and loss statement.



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    You’ll learn about:







    * 3 Ways you can land your initial consulting clients.







    Mentioned in this episode:







    * Instagram: @shesoffscript

    * Website: serwaaadjeipelle.com/the-podcast

    • 19 min
    Episode 91: Building SugaBerry with Tika Sumpter and Thai Randolph

    Episode 91: Building SugaBerry with Tika Sumpter and Thai Randolph

    While I was pregnant, I Googled every sign and symptom. At the time, it didn’t dawn on me that the sites I visited weren’t speaking to moms like me. When I recently came across SugaBerry, it clicked that this was the kind of community I had been searching for.

    In today’s episode, we meet Actor, Tika Sumpter, and Business Executive, Thai Randolph. 3 1/2 years ago, while Tika was pregnant with her daughter Ella, she discovered there were no online communities that catered to black and brown moms.

    She was determined to do something about that lack of representation and connected with Thai to bring her idea to life.

    The founders plan on growing SugaBerry into a lifestyle brand and digital platform with a curated mix of editorial content, original audio, and video programming, a live event series, and product recommendations.

    During our conversation, these ladies were so transparent about the challenges and unexpected upsides to launching during a pandemic. They also shared their experience with building a team, seeking funding, work-life balance and so much more!

    Please subscribe, rate, and review our show on iTunes. This will help spread the word about our podcast so the amazing stories we share can continue to inspire women looking to launch their own Off Script journeys.

    Listen on Apple Podcasts

    You’ll learn about:







    * Assessing a new business venture

    * Finding a business partner

    * Pivoting when faced with adversity

    * Navigating the fundraising process







    Mentioned in this episode:







    * Business Instagram: @thesugaberries

    * Personal Instagram:@tikasumpter and @thairandolph

    * Website: sugaberry.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 90: Ask Serwaa Anything

    Episode 90: Ask Serwaa Anything

    Have you ever wondered how I got the courage to leave my 9-5 or how I find guests for the She’s Off Script podcast?

    For this episode, I’m answering all the personal, business, and podcast related questions you all submitted via Instagram.

    I tend to get asked these some of these questions often so it was nice to get some answers out in a place those of you who are new to me can find them.

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    Questions you asked:

    Business







    * Congrats on the success of your business! How did you find the courage to step out on your own, given that you have kids?

    * I have a 9-5 and am trying to grow my business on the side. Any advice on how to schedule out my limited time so I’m more productive?

    * I have so many ideas! How do I pick one?

    * I’ve heard you talk about creating a freebie to draw more people in. Where do I start with creating my first freebie?

    * I know I should start going live more but I’m nervous. How did you get comfortable with going live and putting yourself out there?

    * How do I get people to see me as an expert?

    * I’m seeing businesses close their doors next and right. How do I grow my business in this economy?







    Personal







    * Love your pictures! Who takes them?

    * You have such a beautiful family! How are you balancing running your business and spending time with family in this season?







    Podcast







    * You have had some amazing women on your podcast. How are you find them all?







    Mentioned in this episode:







    * Instagram: @shesoffscript

    * Website: serwaaadjeipelle.com/the-podcast

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Ms Chapman ,

Excellent!!

Excellent!! Incredibly well written and presented.

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Incredible

Usually, I have never been attracted to
podcast. But this...is so insightful. I can't stop listening to it.

alotoftola ,

Such an amazing podcast!

I love listening to this podcast, Serwaa asks all the right questions and as a young black woman with so many ideas it’s wonderful listening to other black women who have made it and just hearing their stories. Love listening to it!

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