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Welcome AMAZING BOSS MOM
We are so glad you found us because that means you have a burning desire to create something in this world...something that positively impacts people AND also makes you money.

You are in the right place.

Here at Boss Mom, we know all too well the challenges of raising babies and businesses at the same time and you need more than just great resources (which we have) you also need a strong support system (we have that too).

Just like all moms you need a simple business because life is complex and you should never have to apologize for having a sometimes unpredictable schedule. You can build a really successful (and profitable) business in 15 hours a week, you just have to know how (and we are going to show you).

We interview amazing ladies who share their struggles and successes as well as solo episodes where I guide you through our Nurture to Convert System designed to help Boss Moms raise their business and babies at the same time.

I'm Dana Malstaff, founder and CEO of Boss Mom LLC, and I'll be your host.

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    • 4.6 • 324 Ratings

Welcome AMAZING BOSS MOM
We are so glad you found us because that means you have a burning desire to create something in this world...something that positively impacts people AND also makes you money.

You are in the right place.

Here at Boss Mom, we know all too well the challenges of raising babies and businesses at the same time and you need more than just great resources (which we have) you also need a strong support system (we have that too).

Just like all moms you need a simple business because life is complex and you should never have to apologize for having a sometimes unpredictable schedule. You can build a really successful (and profitable) business in 15 hours a week, you just have to know how (and we are going to show you).

We interview amazing ladies who share their struggles and successes as well as solo episodes where I guide you through our Nurture to Convert System designed to help Boss Moms raise their business and babies at the same time.

I'm Dana Malstaff, founder and CEO of Boss Mom LLC, and I'll be your host.

    What does building a business with integrity actually look like?

    What does building a business with integrity actually look like?

    With information so readily available, we see people with no training and experience make it in business coaching and online content, and it begs the question: does integrity matter?
    If we want to be beacons of hope for our clients and build businesses that make an impact and stand the taste of time, integrity absolutely matters. How people see and perceive our businesses and what they’re known for is important.
    What does having integrity actually look like in what we offer and how we sell it?
    In this episode, I’m going to share why we need to work hard to live up to what we’re promising people.
    "Integrity is being clear on the result we’re going to give people, whether or not we’ve actually experienced that result or if we’re still in the middle of it." -Dana Malstaff 
    3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode
    Why integrity matters
    What happens when we don’t build a business with integrity?

    Why brutal honesty isn’t necessarily integrity
    To have integrity, do we have to tell people how difficult and painful it will be to get the results they want?

    The importance of knowing the limitations of our help
    Can we have integrity in our businesses if we’re still in the thick of the problem we’re trying to solve for people?

    • 23 min
    She Invents Toys for a Living! A Delightful Conversation on Creativity & The Toy Industry w/Azhelle Wade

    She Invents Toys for a Living! A Delightful Conversation on Creativity & The Toy Industry w/Azhelle Wade

    As parents, toys and play are a BIG part of our lives, but we don’t often think about what goes into creating, designing and marketing them. The world of toy invention is incredibly fascinating and fun, and an interesting space to build a business.
    Creativity, invention, and using our brains to cultivate ideas and create wonderful things is something so many of us want to do, and today I’m joined by a woman who not only invents toys, but is also actively coaching toy inventors.
    What goes into taking a toy from idea to product? In this episode I’m joined by inventor,  “The Toy Coach” Azhelle Wade to talk about the ins and outs of the toy industry.
     
    Toy companies realize that it’s important for them to own certain properties that kids connect with so they can be NFT art or live in Roblox. -Azhelle Wade
     
    3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode
    How to objectively vet an idea
    If you want to invent a toy, how do you know if you have a good idea in the first place?

    The effect of digital play on toy design
    How have online retailers, video games, NFTs and even YouTube impacted toys?

    The process from idea to a toy people can buy
    What steps can toy inventors take to get their creations carried in a large retailer like Target? Guest Bio
    Azhelle Wade, The Toy Coach, is a 3x patented inventor and who has worked in the toy industry for over a decade. She’s worked for Toys R Us, Party City, Madame Alexander, and Creative Kids. After climbing up the ladder from toy designer to VP, Azhelle decided to leave the corporate toy world to become The Toy Coach. Today, she helps educate inventors and entrepreneurs about the fun, crazy world of toys! In 12-weeks she can show you how to save time and money as you develop and sell your amazing ideas with her program Toy Creators Academy. Toy Creators Academy is the best solution to increasing your toy industry network and making your toy ideas REAL.
    For more information about Azhelle’s program, head to https://www.thetoycoach.com/ and follow @thetoycoach on Instagram.

    • 46 min
    It's All About The Messaging: How To Up Your Branding Game w/Naomi Gee

    It's All About The Messaging: How To Up Your Branding Game w/Naomi Gee

    Success in business always comes down to one thing: branding.
    With the right branding, we can reach whatever goals we set for ourselves. The only question is, what does the ‘right’ branding actually entail?
    More importantly, is it possible to get that branding right without adding a ton of work to our plates?
    In this episode, brand strategist and StoryBrand Certified Guide, Naomi Gee shares the simple, yet effective way to come up with brand messaging that delivers results.
     
    3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode
    How to strike a balance between verbal and visual branding
    What’s most likely to help us resonate with our target audiences: unbelievable images, or powerful words?

    One way to assess if your message is clear, today
    Are we forgetting to share a vital piece of information that could determine if people choose to work with us?

    How to change the way we think about introducing a ‘problem’
    How can we outline the problems our businesses solve without coming across as negative?  
    Guest Bio-
    Naomi Gee is a Brand Strategist, Designer, and StoryBrand Certified Guide. She helps businesses transform from cute but forgettable into a recognizable brand their audience needs - all without adding 100 marketing tasks to your to do list.
    To find out more, go to:
    https://naomigee.com/
    https://naomigee.com/15 
    https://www.instagram.com/naomigeedesign/?hl=en 
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/naomi-gee

    • 31 min
    Feel All the Feels: Heather Chauvin On the Power of Accepting Our Emotions

    Feel All the Feels: Heather Chauvin On the Power of Accepting Our Emotions

    Being human, a woman and a mom comes with a whole lot of emotions, but we don’t often give ourselves the permission to really feel them. When we suppress our feelings, we’re hiding from ourselves, and operating without some very important insights.
    As uncomfortable as it is, learning to embrace our emotions is a life changing act that will create more alignment.
    How do we get into conversation with our feelings, and uncover what they are trying to tell us? Why is deep self-trust so powerful?
    In this episode, host of “Emotionally Uncomfortable”, Heather Chauvin returns to talk about the important work she’s doing - helping women and moms do the inner work to fully accept their emotions.
    "If we go to that inner world and use our language, behavior and emotional states to guide us back home to ourselves, this is how we create alignment." -Heather Chauvin
    3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode
    Why we struggle to tap into our emotions
    How do we work through the need to be in control all the time and make space for our emotions?

    Two simple questions we can ask our own emotions
    What makes a specific feeling show up, and how do you find out what it means?

    How to develop deep self-trust as a mom
    As moms it’s so easy to obsess over our actions and choices and whether they are ruining our kids. Is there a healthier way to deal with this?

    • 42 min
    Should You Follow Marketing Trends on Social Media?

    Should You Follow Marketing Trends on Social Media?

    Social media often feels like something that diverts our attention and causes us to do more than we need to, but there’s no denying that it has value in growing our businesses.
    The challenge is, there are so many social media trends constantly coming at us, it’s hard to know what to take action on, and what we don’t need to be paying attention to.
    How do we identify a trend that’s worth following? In this episode, I’m going to share a simple way to decide what social media trends we need to be focusing on.
     
    "Instead of looking at trends, look at what feels right for you, authenticity will always shine through." -Dana Malstaff 
     
    3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode
    Marketing trends vs. marketing truths
    What is the connection between human behavior and the trends that stick?

    How to identify a trend on its way out
    Is the best time to pick up a trend at the beginning or towards the tail end?

    If the dancing and pointing TikTok trend will be around forever
    What social media trends do I see sticking around for years?

    • 21 min
    Teaching Your Kids About Sex Doesn't Need to Be Awkward, But it Does Need to Happen w/Cath Hakanson

    Teaching Your Kids About Sex Doesn't Need to Be Awkward, But it Does Need to Happen w/Cath Hakanson

    There is no 'right' way to talk about sex with our kids. How we choose to do it is deeply personal, and no one else should ever dictate how we do it.
    That said, sometimes, hearing how others have done it can be incredibly helpful. The only question is, in a world where it's so easy to be judgmental, where can we actually have those conversations?
    In this episode, Founder of Sex Ed Rescue, Cath Hakanson shares her suggestions on the matter.
    Disclaimer: because this episode deals with a sensitive topic, I'd suggest listening to it away from your children.
     
    3 Things You’ll Learn in This Episode
     
    When to have 'the talk' with our kids
    The 'birds and the bees' conversation used to happen with 12 to 13 year olds, but should we start having the talk earlier on?

    How to change the way we think about sex education
    Is talking to our kids about sex giving them permission to seek it out, or is the opposite true?

    Why sex education is more important today than ever before
    What is it about today's world that makes sex education so vital?  
    Guest Bio-
    Cath Hakanson is an experienced author, sex educator and mother of two who provides accessible and down-to-earth information for parents on how to talk children about sex.
    To find more titles and resources to help with sex education go to https://sexedrescue.com/ 
    And join Cath's Facebook group at: https://www.facebook.com/cathhakanson

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
324 Ratings

324 Ratings

TovaEast ,

Love this Podcast!

As a mom an entrepreneur myself, I find it so important to surround myself with like-minded women who believe that you do not have to sacrifice one for the other. I love hearing the stories and insights from all the other boss-moms interviewed on this show - I’m learning so much! Dana does such an incredible job choosing high value guests and really bringing true value to each episode. I can tell she really cares about her listeners ❤️.

Motherhood Simplified ,

I heart Dana’s face

I found Dana at a point in my business when I was feeling uninspired and lonely. I thought I was the only mom trying to run a business via a Facebook group. Turns out I’m not, Dana’s group is home to tens of thousands of moms like me. Her nurture to convert society content is the solid foundation my business needs so I can be a mom AND entrepreneur with simplicity and impact. It’s been so helpful on the strategy side but also I’m not lonely in this Boss mom life any more.

shewokeupdope ,

Amazing

I really resonate with this podcast and it’s teaching me everything I need to know to operate in the space of boss mom!

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