100 episodes

Step into the world of the Sweet but Fearless podcast, your go-to weekly destination for exploring the challenges confronted by women leaders on the frontlines. With a blend of engaging interviews featuring accomplished women leaders, entrepreneurs, and industry experts along with solo episodes, you’ll gain insight and actionable advice to guide you on your fearless career journey.

Sweet but Fearless Podcast Mary Sullivan, Cooper Alexander, Gale Northrop

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 105 Ratings

Step into the world of the Sweet but Fearless podcast, your go-to weekly destination for exploring the challenges confronted by women leaders on the frontlines. With a blend of engaging interviews featuring accomplished women leaders, entrepreneurs, and industry experts along with solo episodes, you’ll gain insight and actionable advice to guide you on your fearless career journey.

    Have You Been Offered a Dry Promotion?

    Have You Been Offered a Dry Promotion?

    In this episode, Mary Sullivan and Cooper Alexander, co-founders of Sweet but Fearless, we shine a spotlight on the pressing issue of the 'no raise promotion' phenomenon that many women leaders are encountering. You’ve worked hard and now you’re being offered a promotion with more responsibilities and scope of influence. And then the shoe drops. It’s a promotion with no pay increase. These ‘dry promotions’ have plenty of pros and cons for accepting, or not accepting.
    We talk about ways to respond to a ‘dry promotion’ and questions to ask yourself to help come to the best decision for you.

    MORE ABOUT SWEET BUT FEARLESS:
    Website - Sweet but Fearless
    LinkedIn - Sweet but Fearless

    • 16 min
    The Art of Being Unmessablewith with Dr. Josselyne Herman-Saccio, CEO, Transformative Coach, and Author (S8:Epi 179)

    The Art of Being Unmessablewith with Dr. Josselyne Herman-Saccio, CEO, Transformative Coach, and Author (S8:Epi 179)

    In this episode, Mary Sullivan, co-founder of Sweet but Fearless, talks with Dr. Josselyne Herman-Saccio, Founder of The Art of Being Unmessablewith, Transformative Coach, Keynote Speaker, and Author about the limiting beliefs that reside in our blind spots, hindering us from pursuing careers we are truly passionate about. Dr. Herman-Saccio looks to empower individuals to live the life of their dreams and become resilient in the face of challenges. Finding the elusive "unmessablewith" spirit can be daunting, especially when feeling stuck doing the same thing day after day.
    Many of us can find ourselves spending the majority of our time merely surviving, navigating each day without a clear sense of purpose. Dr. Herman-Saccio talks about the keys to transiting from a survival mindset to one of creation, where fulfillment takes precedence and how you can find the path to a life aligned with your vision, creating a future filled with passion and purpose.
    Dr. Josselyne Herman-Saccio has been leading transformative programs and coaching people for more than 30 years. She has worked with, and impacted over 200,000 people directly in the areas of business and career, relationships and family, communication and self-expression, fulfilling vision, resolving conflict and overall “well” being. She is the Founder of The Art of Being Unmessablewith.
     
    MORE ABOUT DR. JOSSELYNE HERMAN-SACCIO:
    LinkedIn: Josselyne Herman-Saccio
    Website:  The Art of Being Unmessablewith
    Courses: Own Your Worth Experience, March 8-10
    Book: Peace Promises 30 Days to a More Peaceful Life
     

    MORE ABOUT SWEET BUT FEARLESS:
    Website - Sweet but Fearless
    LinkedIn - Sweet but Fearless

    • 24 min
    ROAR – Fostering the Spirit of Inclusion and Diversity with Dr. Raymona H. Lawrence

    ROAR – Fostering the Spirit of Inclusion and Diversity with Dr. Raymona H. Lawrence

    In this episode, Mary Sullivan, co-founder of Sweet but Fearless, talks with Dr. Raymona H. Lawrence about her framework called ROAR, about recruiting, onboarding, activities, and retention in the world of diversity and inclusion. Often, companies recruit for diversity but onboard for confirmatory. Recognizing the challenge of fostering a sense of belonging, asking questions can help build an inclusive environment that values diversity. “How does this system work for you?” “How do you best work? Are you task-oriented or more free spirit?”
    Understanding the needs and strengths of the individuals at your organization you can adapt your strategies and activities to ensure a continually inclusive and supportive environment. Dr. Lawrence provides actionable steps to help your ROAR.
    Dr. Raymona H. Lawrence is the Founder and CEO of Dr. Raymona H Lawrence Coaching, LLC-A Software/Systems As a Service (SAAS) Agency. Her life's work and heartfelt mission is to help individuals and organizations incorporate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into their business strategy and systems so they can authentically connect with, recruit, and retain diverse networks of customers and team members.
     
    MORE ABOUT DR. RAYMONA H. LAWRENCE:
    LinkedIn: Dr. Raymona H. Lawrence
    Website: Dr. Raymona H. Lawrence
    Podcast: The Inclusive Networker 

    MORE ABOUT SWEET BUT FEARLESS:
    Website - Sweet but Fearless
    LinkedIn - Sweet but Fearless

    • 29 min
    Work Better Together – Why Workplace Relationships Matter with Rita Reed, Customers Strategy Manager with Cisco (S8:Epi 177)

    Work Better Together – Why Workplace Relationships Matter with Rita Reed, Customers Strategy Manager with Cisco (S8:Epi 177)

    In this episode, Mary Sullivan, co-founder of Sweet but Fearless, talks with Rita Reed, Customer Strategy Manager with Cisco, about how establishing working relationships is crucial for professional success. These connections form the foundation of effective collaboration and teamwork, fostering a positive and productive work environment.
    Moreover, if you’re entering a new industry or new division within your company, these connections contribute to a sense of belonging and camaraderie while finding your place in the workplace. Cultivating these relationships helps to create open communication by asking questions and having honest conversations about your work performance.


    MORE ABOUT RITA:
    LinkedIn: Rita Reed 
    Profile Article: "Rita Reed Explores More Effective Leadership"

    MORE ABOUT SWEET BUT FEARLESS:
    Website - Sweet but Fearless
    LinkedIn - Sweet but Fearless

    • 23 min
    Lots of Clothes but Nothing to Wear? With Personal Style Coach, Angela Foster (S8:Epi 176)

    Lots of Clothes but Nothing to Wear? With Personal Style Coach, Angela Foster (S8:Epi 176)

    In this episode, Mary Sullivan, co-founder of Sweet but Fearless, talks with Angela Foster, Petite Style Coach, about how clothing choices extend beyond mere fabric; it acts as a non-verbal communication tool, broadcasting defining traits to onlookers. Strategically curating a wardrobe ensures that personal style authentically communicates what you want others to see you as. The adage that people form 11 impressions within the initial 7 seconds underscores the significance of style decisions.
    This mindful approach to fashion transcends the superficial, forging a connection between attire and personal narrative. Aligning one's style with the desired brand image you want becomes pivotal, a visual manifestation of career aspirations. Clothing can influence how you feel about yourself and instill confidence in your self-perception.

    Angela Foster has over two decades of executive experience in the fashion and beauty industry, specializing in empowering high-achieving petite women to exude confidence by curating a wardrobe tailored to their unique needs.

    Angela’s expertise has been featured in Real Simple and Best Life, inside of leadership coaching programs, and on podcasts including Wingnut Social and Liz on Biz.
     
    MORE ABOUT ANGELA:
    Website: Angela Style Coach 
    Social links:
    LinkedIn: Angela Foster
    Instagram: Angela Style Coach
    Facebook: Angela Foster Style Coach
    Pinterest: Angela Foster
    YouTube: Angela Style Coach

    MORE ABOUT SWEET BUT FEARLESS:
    Website - Sweet but Fearless
    LinkedIn - Sweet but Fearless
     

    • 30 min
    Recognize Burn Out and Reclaim Your Power with Tiffany Cagwin, Health Consultant and Entrepreneur

    Recognize Burn Out and Reclaim Your Power with Tiffany Cagwin, Health Consultant and Entrepreneur

    In this episode, Mary Sullivan, co-founder of Sweet but Fearless, talks with Tiffany Cagwin, Health Consultant and Entrepreneur, about her journey with a  health challenge that unveiled her resilience, fortitude, and dedication to creating a sustainable way of life. Initially envisioning a traditional career, her discovery of a passion for yoga, spurred by a friend's entrepreneurial challenge, redirected her professional path into the entrepreneurial world.
    Despite achieving success, burnout crept in, leading Tiffany to rely on coping mechanisms like caffeine to keep her energy level high. Realizing the need for a recalibration, she took a step back to reclaim her power. Tiffany's story serves as an inspiration to be open to new opportunities.
    Offering insights on identifying burnout, she advocates for a single daily change to foster focus, living in the present, and the pursuit of opportunities aligned with one's passion.

     
    MORE ABOUT TIFFANY:
    LinkedIn - Tiffany Cagwin 
    Website – Tiffany Cagwin 
    From Fatigued to Fired UP! – Free Download 
    Retreats - From Fatigued to Fired UP!
    Book Recommendation - "The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines Into Massive Success and Happiness" by Jeff Olson and John David Mann

    MORE ABOUT SWEET BUT FEARLESS:
    Website - Sweet but Fearless
    LinkedIn - Sweet but Fearless
     

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
105 Ratings

105 Ratings

Dawn - Fabulous Beast ,

Excellent!

Mary and Cooper, The information in this episode was great with an engaging delivery style for a topic that can daunting.

The first comments on grief comes in many forms is a huge key! That really unlocks the communication flow.

Thank you.

DancePJ ,

Great management tips

Really enjoyed learning how to leverage my network. Very actionable tips.

KcSpot ,

Relatable Stories

Enjoyed the easy-going interview format and relatable stories. Wide range of topics.

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