Soar is a podcast dedicated to helping people live and work happier. To truly spread your wings and achieve lift-off, you have to focus on what actually matters most to you and what gets results. Taylor Shanklin, is the founder and CEO of Barlele and host of the Soar podcast. She is bringing stories of inspiration from people who have found their passion and taken the 1,000 steps to reach their goal and see success. The podcast is powered and brought to you by Barlele, a company helping entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses grow. Learn more at www.barlele.com.
Growing as an entrepreneur and hiring the right hands to help you grow
Growing your business is a journey and it involves a lot of steps and involves knowing when to bring in extra hands to help you grow.
This is something that the latest Soar podcast guest, Jessica Vann, knows a lot about. She founded Maven Recruiting Group 12+ years ago and helps other budding entrepreneurs and small businesses recruit incredible people on their team to help their business grow.
In this episode Taylor and Jessica talked about
Jessica's entrepreneur story and why she founded MavenHow to know when to start a business, through Jessica's storyEntrepreneurship as a destiny...and its challengesBalancing life as a "mompreneur"How to know when you need to hire an assistantFollow along on her Podcast here or find Maven Recruiting Group online on their website.
The badassery life and building your brand
What if you could show up every day and own your own Badassery? That is something that Kelly Young, the latest Soar podcast guest, helps people do every day. In this episode of Soar, Taylor Shanklin sat down with Kelly Young to talk about a couple of topics on badassery and branding:
Kelly's journey as the host of the Badassery Life PodcastHow do you build a brand?In an increasingly busy and digital world, how do you create intentional connection points?Kelly's recommendations on how to get out of your own way and build that badass brand you have been dreaming of
Follow along on her Podcast here Podcast (badasserylife.com) or find Kelly on LinkedIn.
Breaking through life's barriers in the gym
L.A. Aguayo has severe hemophilia but he hasn't let it keep him down. His journey has been one full of challenges of living with hemophilia. However, he has used bodybuilding to find purpose in the pain.
In this episode, Taylor Shanklin sat down with L.A. to talk about his story and how he has overcome challenge. The two talked about how bodybuilding has helped him prove that people living with hemophilia can overcome challenge.
Follow along in his journey on Instagram: 𝙇.𝘼. 𝘼𝙜𝙪𝙖𝙮𝙤 🇲🇽🇺🇸 (@chronic_physique) • Instagram
And check out the #aimhigher campaign.
The difference between brand and mission
Previously aired on the Meet Maureen Facebook live series for Nonprofit Accidental Techies, in this episode of Soar, Maureen Wallbeoff interviewed Soar host, Taylor Shanklin.
We thought it was such a fun conversation on branding, that we asked Maureen if we could share it here on the Soar podcast.
Maureen and Taylor sat down to talk about:
How to define brandWhat's the difference between brand and missionHow to get specific in your branding
Check out Meet Maureen at The Accidental Techie with Maureen Wallbeoff on Facebook. Maureen hosts important tech topics every Friday at noon EST.
Using Data to Make Business Decisions
A lot of businesses aspire to be data-driven in order to make the right decisions to move their business forward. But, that is often incredibly challenging. Plugging systems together and knowing what questions to ask can be a challenge.
In this episode of Soar, Taylor sat down with Nick Petros and Simon Stillwell at MyDash to talk about how they are solving this problem, and to share insight on the partnership between Barlele and Dash. We're solving these problems together.
Check out MyDash here.
Check out the Barlele Data-Driven Strategy eBook here, where Taylor's team talks about how to solve data issues that arise within a sales and marketing organization and how to get past the finger pointing.
Using Podcasting to Grow Your Business
Erik Jacobson had a life-changing experience when listening to a podcast, and he saw an opportunity for podcasts to help businesses grow their brand and reach. So, he started a podcast company, Lemonpie, that helps companies get their podcast built and launched.
In this episode of Soar, Taylor sat down with Erik to talk about the ins and outs of podcasting, how to use the channel for growth and how to get started.
The two talked about:
Using podcasting as a channel to build your brandHow to get startedWill Clubhouse app kill podcasting?Defining your podcast nicheCheck out Lemonpie and Hatch, the companies that Erik founded and leads to help companies achieve their podcasting goals. Meet Erik on LinkedIn.
I really enjoy this podcast as a listener and was happy to be a guest as well! Listen to T-Shank.
Inspiring and Practical
This podcast encourages you to ask meaningful questions to uncover what matters to you and how to live a life more in line with those things. The guests are inspiring, and the interviews go beyond the surface level to reveal significant insights and practical changes you can make to improve results!