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If you're growing a business, starting a business, or figuring out the madness of entrepreneurship and you're thinking about having kids, this podcast is for you. We go in-depth with female founders and entrepreneurial parents about what it really takes to have babies, grow businesses, and stay sane. And get a little bit of sleep.

The Startup Pregnant Podcast Sarah K Peck

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If you're growing a business, starting a business, or figuring out the madness of entrepreneurship and you're thinking about having kids, this podcast is for you. We go in-depth with female founders and entrepreneurial parents about what it really takes to have babies, grow businesses, and stay sane. And get a little bit of sleep.

    Open House Q/A Call: A Replay Of Our Facebook Live Event

    Open House Q/A Call: A Replay Of Our Facebook Live Event

    #141 — All your questions, answered.

    Last week, we hosted an Open House in our Facebook Group, and I’m sharing the replay here on the podcast. If you haven't requested access yet, we have an amazing group of women gathered together and we chat about work, family, parenting, and all the things — go to the Startup Pregnant: Conversations group on Facebook to request access to join us.

    I was joined by Michelle Florendo, one of our coaches for this year's group of women. We chat about The Wise Women's Council, the impact it has, the reason she joined for two years in a row (and why she's back for a third). Together, we answered common questions people have about the program and the process.

    Take a listen—and make sure to get your application in by February 20th if you're considering joining us. We're wrapping up enrollments for the year, and once we start in March, we won't be back until next year—2021!

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    THE WISE WOMEN’S COUNCIL 2020 IS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS
    Want to be part of the magic that is gathering together with smart, talented, wise business women? The 2020 Wise Women’s Council is now open for enrollment. Apply by February 20th to be considered for our year-long program. We kick off in March. Yes, we want you—all of you in your messy, imperfect, parenting-business-what-am-I-doing-madness. Apply here.

    FULL SHOW NOTES

    Get the complete show notes with episode quotes, photos, and time stamps at http://www.startuppregnant.com/141.


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    • 42 min
    Building Masterminds and Facilitating Communities: An Inside Look At How I Design Them

    Building Masterminds and Facilitating Communities: An Inside Look At How I Design Them

    #140 — How to design and facilitate group programs.

    In today’s episode, we talk all about the ways I think about building mastermind programs, facilitating community, and bringing people together. Yes, I’ve overthought all of it—to the tiniest degree.

    In this episode, we have a really fun question I am excited to geek out about. We are going to dig into the Wise Women's Council and the year-long membership that I created, how I designed it, why I designed it the way that I did, and how I thought about the membership model.

    This specific question that I got is: “How did you decide on the model for your membership and have you been in other programs like this structured in the same way?” I’m excited to talk about this because I like to overthink things like this. I get really geeky about community design and creating really good containers for people and then testing them. I have been hosting mastermind programs for last five or six years, and one of the things that I like to do is to figure out and really test and tweak each year to make it better and better. Today, we’ll talk about the pieces that make it work, the components that make a mastermind or community program great, and how to setup the right infrastructure.

    I have been in things that have worked amazingly well and I have been in things that have fallen flat on their face. Each time, I observe and I take notes and I think about it and I say, “Okay. What worked really well there and what didn't work really well and how can we combine these elements to create the next container?”

    I hope you enjoy my iterative approach and hearing about all of the lessons I’ve learned so far in building mastermind programs. Take this, build your own, join one, or find a community space (or three!) to call home.

    This is a full-length preview of our new podcast: Ask Sarah.

    Many of you know that we just launched a second podcast last Fall — Ask Sarah: The Podcast — a show where I go deep into your life, my life, and everything in between. This podcast isn’t just about my life, although you are welcome to ask me anything you’d like. This show is a place where you can ask me for my feedback, my opinion, and my strategy on whatever challenge or puzzle you’re currently facing.

    We’re sharing one of our latest Ask Sarah Episodes here as a preview on The Startup Pregnant Podcast so you can listen in. 

    FULL SHOW NOTES

    Get the complete show notes with episode quotes, photos, and time stamps at http://www.startuppregnant.com/140.


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    • 35 min
    B-School: Take Your Business + Marketing To The Next Level

    B-School: Take Your Business + Marketing To The Next Level

    Marie Forleo is a powerhouse—she's a #1 NYT Bestselling author, one of Oprah's Super-Soul Sunday picks, and the founder of B-School, an online marketing and business training program. She has taught B-School for over a decade and has more than 55,000 graduates from her flagship program.

    When I signed up for B-School, I was pregnant with my second kid and in the very early stages of growing Startup Pregnant. This wasn't my first business,  and I wanted to make sure I was more streamlined, efficient, and focused in my business this time around. With a kid at home and another on the way, I didn't have time to waste! So, I signed up for Marie Forleo's B-School program, and I loved it. So much of what you see at Startup Pregnant and across my work is in part because of the lesson's I've learned from her programs.

    Today, I'm a proud affiliate partner—I share her program with people who are interested, and I create a series of bonuses and perks for people who sign up using my link. If you want to know more about B-School, who it's for, and what my bonuses are, take a look at sarahkpeck.com/b-school for all the details. Feel free to poke around and browse, too—it took me four years to finally sign up for her program, and I was glad when I did. Enrollment is open every February and the program runs March and April (although to be honest, I do it much more slowly and usually study a little bit each month rather than all at once).

    Go to sarahkpeck.com/b-school for all the details.


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    The 2020 Accountability Group

    The 2020 Accountability Group

    Do you need some social accountability this year? I have the group for you. I have a 10-month accountability group. We gather together once a month to check in on our goals, stay focused, and keep ourselves accountable to the work we want to be doing. If you have a project you want to get started on, a goal or a dream that needs attention, or a habit you want to build this year, come check out The 2020 Accountability Group.

    www.sarahkpeck.com/2020

    In addition to the monthly check-ins, I also have a 10-part video series on goal setting, kindness, and compassion to keep you going, plus I drop monthly audio love notes to keep you encouraged and inspired throughout the year. Come join us — all the details are here: www.sarahkpeck.com/2020


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    • 2 min
    Preview: Ask Sarah Episode #003

    Preview: Ask Sarah Episode #003

    How do you prioritize what to do when it comes to online marketing? From social media to content creation to newsletters—it's a mad, mad world. Today I do a case study and deep dive into one specific business challenge. Meghan asked me all about content marketing and social media marketing, and I do an in-depth walkthrough of her business and how to prioritize where to spend time.

    Did you know we have a brand-new podcast? Ask Sarah: The Podcast is a place for you to ask anything you'd like—about your life, my life, business, parenting, or whatever is on your mind. This is a teaser of our brand new show.

    To listen to these full-length Q/A episodes and get your own access to Ask Sarah: The Podcast, head over to patreon.com/startuppregnant to become a backer of our show. This is a private bonus podcast for podcast supporters that we record every month. Your support helps us keep this show and all of our work going, and we deeply appreciate the listeners who take the time to back our show. By becoming a listener-backed show, we can keep the quality of the show high and the sponsorship segments to a minimum and continue to bring you great stories, guests, and episodes to come.

    Got a question you want me to take a look at, or just want to know my opinion on something? Go to startuppregnant.com/question and record a question and I'll answer it on an upcoming episode of Ask Sarah: The Podcast.


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    Parenting Logistics: A Nightmare Of Daily Tasks

    Parenting Logistics: A Nightmare Of Daily Tasks

    #139 — Lately I’ve been fielding a lot of questions from people about what to expect in the shift from non-parenting to the parenting world.

    Personally, I find it really challenging when people smile at you and say things like, “Wait and see,” or “You’ll get it when you become a parent.” No, thanks—please tell me now!

    So for this episode, I decided to dive straight into the daily tangle that is the parenting logistics required of managing small humans. It is in these daily nuances—and the morning pitter patter of tiny feet—that our work lives and our careers begin to explode.

    But I don’t think it’s parenting that’s the problem. I think that we’re suffering from an urban design problem, from a lack of steady and consistent child care options, from a radical change in the makeup of what families look like, and from a work world that has slowly encroached to take up nearly all of our available hours yet pay us less over time.

    No wonder it’s not working.

    If you feel like parenting is driving you insane, or the commute to schools are making you cross-eyed, or if you hear another snide remark from a colleague about how you’re not devoted enough to your job, this episode is for you.

    IN THIS EPISODE WE COVER:

    The nitty-gritty of the morning routines, the logistics of childcare, commutes, and the after-school routines.
    Why school schedules are such a logistical nightmare.
    What’s changed about the American family and why having two working parents changes the game.
    What the work world is asking for, and why it’s designed based on the “Ideal Worker”—A.K.A. a child-free, single, unobstructed male.

    Get the complete show notes with episode quotes, photos, and time stamps at http://www.startuppregnant.com/139.


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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

Tezimm ,

A powerful voice

Sarah Peck and The Startup Pregnant Podcast - really all things Startup Pregnant have been a a powerful voice in my life the last year or so. I stumbled upon Sarah’s podcast and immediately felt like she was speaking directly to my heart. Even if I come across an episode that’s doesn’t jump out at me, there is ALWAYS something of immense value inside. As mothers and entrepreneurs, we need to stick together and be the support for each other that evolves this world into a place where being a parent, being a business owner, and being a woman can all be done in a healthy world changing way. Sarah’s work is a catalyst for just that. Run, do not walk, listen to them all, sign up for all of her offerings, dive in and watch the magic that I promise will happen.

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Thanks for signing the slip!

Sarah and her podcast give us parents who work permission to admit that this gig is hard. She gives us permission to say the messy things and then after we vent, to give ourselves a hug. I’m thrilled that Sarah is showing us that there are all sorts of feelings where parenting, modern-day living and working all merge.

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Love love love!

I can’t get enough of the content on this podcast! As a new mom, I’m enjoying listening to all the inspiring stories of female entrepreneurs as i reframe my vision for my career post baby. Thank for all the great content!

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