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Hey driven woman entrepreneur! You love owning your own business, but staying focused, managing your mindset, and making all the decisions on your own can be a challenge. Join business strategist, mentor, coach, and former psychotherapist Diann Wingert, for your weekly dose of no-BS straight talk that cuts through the hype and false promises and delivers both insights and actionable advice every week. The Driven Woman Entrepreneur Podcast alternates between straight-shooting solo episodes, guest interviews with other successful female solopreneurs, and client success stories of women who have worked with Diann to transform their businesses and mindset. Diann works with established female solopreneurs: coaches, consultants, creatives, and independent professionals who are ready to lean into what truly makes them different so they can stand out from the crowd and create a profitable, sought-after solopreneur business. Her signature framework, The Boss Up Breakthrough, was designed to address the specific problems that hold us back once we are a few years into solopreneurship: struggling to ask for and get the price we want and the clients we want, clearly and confidently communicating what makes us different and creating the kind of boundaries that protect our time, energy and talent. Oh, and because this question gets asked a lot, Diann does work with clients of all genders, even though her marketing is directed toward women. Her website is https://www.diannwingertcoaching.com The podcast has an E rating, not because there is an excess of F-bombs in every episode (there aren’t) but because some listeners prefer to avoid learning from those who include colorful language in their self-expression. CAUTION: Regular consumption of this podcast is likely to be detrimental to your limiting beliefs and may result in the enlargement of your perspective, profits, and potential for success. If you are ready to go from driven but distracted to focused, fired up and flame retardant, you're in the right place. Check it out and decide for yourself!

The Driven Woman Entrepreneur Diann Wingert

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    • 5.0 • 81 Ratings

Hey driven woman entrepreneur! You love owning your own business, but staying focused, managing your mindset, and making all the decisions on your own can be a challenge. Join business strategist, mentor, coach, and former psychotherapist Diann Wingert, for your weekly dose of no-BS straight talk that cuts through the hype and false promises and delivers both insights and actionable advice every week. The Driven Woman Entrepreneur Podcast alternates between straight-shooting solo episodes, guest interviews with other successful female solopreneurs, and client success stories of women who have worked with Diann to transform their businesses and mindset. Diann works with established female solopreneurs: coaches, consultants, creatives, and independent professionals who are ready to lean into what truly makes them different so they can stand out from the crowd and create a profitable, sought-after solopreneur business. Her signature framework, The Boss Up Breakthrough, was designed to address the specific problems that hold us back once we are a few years into solopreneurship: struggling to ask for and get the price we want and the clients we want, clearly and confidently communicating what makes us different and creating the kind of boundaries that protect our time, energy and talent. Oh, and because this question gets asked a lot, Diann does work with clients of all genders, even though her marketing is directed toward women. Her website is https://www.diannwingertcoaching.com The podcast has an E rating, not because there is an excess of F-bombs in every episode (there aren’t) but because some listeners prefer to avoid learning from those who include colorful language in their self-expression. CAUTION: Regular consumption of this podcast is likely to be detrimental to your limiting beliefs and may result in the enlargement of your perspective, profits, and potential for success. If you are ready to go from driven but distracted to focused, fired up and flame retardant, you're in the right place. Check it out and decide for yourself!

    Women and Entrepreneurial Poverty

    Women and Entrepreneurial Poverty

    Today I am joined by Racheal Cook to unpack the reality of why women are not making the kind of money they should be making in their entrepreneurial ventures and what they need to do to flip the script.
    Racheal Cook is a speaker, host of the Promote Yourself to CEO podcast, and founder of The CEO Collective, and in this episode, she'll share the shocking statistic that only 12% of female entrepreneurs break the six-figure barrier.
    Racheal and I are not only going to dissect the hype versus the reality of the online business world, but provide proven strategies for achieving sustainable profits.
    Here are 3 key takeaways from our conversation:
     🎯 Network Strategically: Human connection remains crucial, regardless of whether you're an introvert or extrovert. Rachel shares excellent strategies for connecting within your energetic capacity.  
     💡 Understand Your Strengths: Racheal and I unpack the importance of leveraging personal strengths when designing your business, creating a business model that excites you and aligns with your skills.
     🚀 Profit over Revenue: Highlighting common industry misconceptions, we discuss the importance of focusing on profit rather than revenue. 
    ✏️ Simplify your business strategies and learn to trust in your decisions to build sustainable success
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Tara Newman Mike MichalowiczShannon Greenwood’s Rebelle Gary Vaynerchuk (Gary V) 
    🎙️ Mic drop moment: “Marketing has hijacked common sense.” Racheal Cook

    Want to connect with Racheal Cook? 
    Racheal’s Get Paid Calculator 
    The CEO Collective: https://theceocollective.com/
    Promote Yourself to CEO podcast 

    If you want to grab one of my limited Summer Strategy Sessions, it starts with a free consultation to see which one meets your needs and fits your budget.  These are fast and focused engagements designed for maximum impact in minimum time.  Click on the hyperlink to schedule your no obligation consultation.  

    • 49 min
    ADHD, FOMO, and RSD: Managing Digital Distractions and Emotional Sensitivity

    ADHD, FOMO, and RSD: Managing Digital Distractions and Emotional Sensitivity

    Many of us with ADHD tend to be collectors.  Collectors of everything from rescue dogs to creative projects to information.  The ease of acquiring information in the digital age makes it close to impossible to know when we have collected enough.  Is there any objective measure of when “research” turns into a rabbit hole? 
    Add to this tendency the fact that we often struggle with FOMO and the pervasive sense that we are not doing enough, are falling behind, aren’t where we are supposed to be and generally not keeping up.  
    FOMO renders us more susceptible to experiencing RSD (rejection sensitive dysphoria) because we are more vulnerable to criticism when we are already criticizing ourselves.  
    So, in this insightful episode, I describe the intersections between ADHD, FOMO, RSD and information overload, with the goal of normalizing how common this is, how much anxiety and stress it causes, and what we can do to manage it. 
    Here’s a sneak peek to what you’ll learn: 
    Understand how impulsivity and novelty seeking sets us up to become social media junkies.How to set boundaries and prevent information overload and overwhelm.Boredom, loneliness, and isolation are triggers for FOMO - learn to recognize and tackle them head-on.From mindfulness to mini-breaks, discover actionable steps to combat FOMO in real time.The often overlooked link between FOMO and RSD - let’s learn to protect our sensitivity 
    Hey, we all struggle with social comparisons and the need for validation, but it’s incredibly important to focus on meaningful experiences with people who genuinely care about us. 
    This episode is packed with strategies that not only help you combat FOMO and RSD but also ensure that you live a more connected and purposeful life.
    💬 Share this episode with someone who needs to hear it, especially a fellow creative or business owner.  Use this link to make it easy.
    Episodes on related topics to check out: 
    Fancy, Gritty, Shiny, FOMO 
    Overcoming Rejection Sensitivity in Entrepreneurship 
    If you have been diagnosed with ADHD, one of the decisions you’ll need to make is whether to share it with others, especially people you work with. Join fellow ADHD coach Cathy Rashidian and I on July 19th for a LinkedIn Live discussion on if, when and how to disclose your diagnosis in the workplace or in your own business. 🚀 Register Now for the next LinkedIn Live on July 19th 
    In this episode, I mentioned my pop up offers for July & August only, called the Summer Strategy Sessions, These are fast and focused engagements designed for maximum impact in minimum time.  Click on the hyperlink to schedule your no obligation consultation to see if one of these offers and working with me this summer is right for you. 

    • 37 min
    Women, ADHD and Emotional Regulation

    Women, ADHD and Emotional Regulation

    When we think of ADHD, most of us think of impulsivity, distractibility and inattentiveness, but challenges with regulating our emotions, including overexcitability, irritability, reactivity, rejection sensitive dysphoria, anxiety and overwhelm are just as prevalent.
    This is especially true for women with the hormonal changes that accompany their monthly cycles and during perimenopause. 
    I’m thrilled to welcome Kate Moryoussef, an ADHD wellbeing and EFT coach, back to the Driven Woman Entrepreneur Podcast.
    We will be talking about ways we can help ground, support and empower ourselves to gain self compassion, self confidence and self control through EFT tapping, breathwork and mindfulness practices. 
    Here are some of the highlights: 
    Self-compassion techniques for reducing self criticismSimple daily exercises to keep your nervous system in checkTips for making more confident and clear decisionsPracticing Emotional Freedom Technique for instant relief from overwhelm Accessible habits anyone can adopt for better emotional regulation and focus.
    Want to connect with Kate Moryoussef?
    ADHD Women’s Wellbeing Podcast 
    Kate on Instagram
    Kate’s on demand workshops 

    If you want to grab one of my limited Summer Strategy Sessions, it starts with a free consultation to see which one meets your needs and fits your budget. 
    These are fast and focused engagements designed for maximum impact in minimum time.  Click on the hyperlink to schedule your no-obligation consultation.  

    Kate shared this Mic drop moment before we hit record, but I just had to share it:  
    “The longer we live with it (ADHD), the more resourceful we become.” 

    Check out my first interview with Kate from Dec 2020  Episode # 34 “Freedom from Overwhelm.” 

    Mentioned during the interview:
    My interview with Jude Star: mediation teacher, psychotherapist & adult with ADHD 

    • 52 min
    ADHD or ADHD-ish?

    ADHD or ADHD-ish?

    Welcome back to another episode in the Entrepreneurs with ADHD series!
    Today, I’ll explore the legitimate reasons why many people decide against getting an official diagnosis, the challenges involved in obtaining one, and what you can expect if you're considering it. 
    I’ll also share why I’m embracing the term "ADHD-ish" and advocating for a world where everyone, diagnosed or not, can feel supported and informed.
    Stick around for an episode packed with insight, empathy, and a call for broader acceptance and understanding within the ADHD community.
    Whether you’ve been diagnosed, suspect you might have ADHD, or are just plain curious, this episode is filled with insights you cannot miss.
    What to expect in this episode:
    The rigorous and often frustrating process of getting an official ADHD diagnosis as an adult.Why many people, despite recognizing ADHD traits, choose not to get diagnosed Alternative labels like "fast-brained," "creative," or even the trendy "neurospicy."How past experiences and societal misconceptions keep many from seeking an ADHD diagnosis and treatment.Why I’ve started using terms like ADHD-ish to create more inclusivity 
    If you have been diagnosed with ADHD, one of the decisions you’ll need to make is whether to share it with others, especially people you work with.

    Join fellow ADHD coach Cathy Rashidian and I on July 19th for a LinkedIn Live discussion on if, when and how to disclose your diagnosis in the workplace or in your own business. 
    🚀 Register Now for the next LinkedIn Live on July 19th 


    💬 What did you think about this episode and the term ADHD-ish? Opinions? Thoughts? Harsh Words? I can handle it all. Share your feedback with me.
    Email - Voice note -  DM on LinkedIn or Instagram

    • 22 min
    Decision Making with ADHD: Beyond Impulsivity and Overthinking

    Decision Making with ADHD: Beyond Impulsivity and Overthinking

    Welcome to the seventh episode in the Entrepreneurs with ADHD series, an interview with my good friend, Cathy Rashidian, who is a corporate dropout turned ADHD coach and works with professionals and business owners. 
    Cathy is one of my favorite thought partners and content collaborators (we have a monthly LinkedIn Live on ADHD-related topics like toxic resilience and later in life discover of neurodivergence. 
    In this convo, Cathy and I dig into the weighty subject of decision making and the variety of challenges folks with ADHD have, from impulsive choices we didn’t think through all the way to overthinking to the point where we don’t decide at all.  No matter what your tendency,  there are actionable insights in this episode that you can begin using today. 
    Here are some of the highlights: 
    🌟 How to intentionally step into your thought processes to prevent ADHD from hijacking your decision-making.
    💡 Deciding with your “3 Brains” by tapping into logical thinking, emotional awareness, and gut instincts to make balanced decisions.
    💪 Embrace the importance of self-awareness and accepting imperfect decisions with grace, ultimately leading to more confident and intentional choices.
    🧠 Strategies for reducing cognitive load, making repetitive choices, and prioritizing important decisions to balance rigidity and flexibility 
    📘 Book Recommendation: Barbara Sher’s "Refuse to Choose" can revolutionize your approach to decision-making and provide the permission to not always choose, giving you the liberation you need.
    Cathy mentioned during the interview:
    Thomas Brown, PhDRussel Barkley, PhDBruce Schneider - Holographic Thinking

    Do you like listening to Cathy and I dig into important ADHD-related topics like this one?  You won’t want to miss our next LinkedIn Live on July Sign Up Here. 

    Grab your copy of the brand new “Master Your Entrepreneurial ADHD” Guide 
    The same high level strategy that my coaching programs are based on plus a follow up series of emails on how to implement them FAST. 

    If this conversation helped you recognize that you are ready for some decision support in your business?  I might be just the thought partner, brainstorm buddy and professional accountability partner you need.  The first step is to  book a free consultation here.  Let’s see if we’re a good fit.  

    Want to connect with Cathy Rashidian of Ready Set Choose Coaching? 
    Cathy’s free resources
    Work with Cathy 
    Connect with Cathy on LinkedIn 

    • 45 min
    Managing Boredom, the ADHD Entrepreneur's Nemesis

    Managing Boredom, the ADHD Entrepreneur's Nemesis

    Welcome back to The Driven Woman Entrepreneur podcast! I’m your host, Diann Wingert, and today we're diving into a topic that's crucial for many of us: managing boredom as an entrepreneur with ADHD. While ADHD fuels creativity and innovation, it also means a low threshold for mundane tasks, making boredom a significant challenge. 
    In this solo episode, I'll break down the neurological factors behind ADHD-related boredom, delve into its connection with dopamine dysregulation and underarousal, and share actionable strategies to navigate these obstacles. You may have all the creativity, high energy and innovative ideas on the planet, but if you haven’t learned how to master the mundane,  your business is at risk. 
    From embracing structured flexibility to leveraging hyperfocus and creating stimulating work environments, I'll provide you with practical insights and client case studies to help you maintain productivity and safeguard your business. 
    🚀Listen for these boredom busters:
    1. **Structured Flexibility:** How blending spontaneity with a dash of routine can be your secret weapon.
    2. **Hyperfocus Hacks:** Turn this potential nemesis into your biggest ally with targeted sprints.
    3. **Smart Delegation:** How to pinpoint your strengths and offload the mundane tasks.
    4. **Diverse Project Engagement:** Keep your entrepreneurial journey exciting without spreading yourself too thin.
    5. **Mindful Work Environment:** Create a stimulating yet uncluttered space to enhance creativity and productivity.
    Mentioned in the episode:
    Meditation & Mindfulness for the Busy Brain with Jude Star 
    🤩 Fun Fact from the Episode:
    Hear how my client Sophie, a jewelry artisan turned her chaotic studio into an organized and productive work environment. The transformation not only boosted Sophie's productivity, creativity and helped her streamline all areas of her business. 
    Seriously, who knew cleaning up could feel so good?
    Word of mouth is still the very best way to get a podcast into the ears of the people who most want to hear it, so if this episode helped you recognize how boredom may be holding you back, I bet you know someone else who’s dealing with this too.  Be a pal and share the episode.  Here’s a link to make it easy: https://kite.link/managing-boredom-the-adhd-entrepreneurs-nemesis

    If you are struggling with the highs and lows of entrepreneurship, especially getting through times of boredom without going completely off course, book a free consultation here.  Let’s talk about how I can help.

    Episode teaser:
    Don’t forget to subscribe or follow, so you won’t miss my interview with Cathy Rashidian on “Decision Making: Beyond Impulsivity and Overthinking” next week.  

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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81 Ratings

81 Ratings

Cath980 ,

Excellent insights!

Even though I don’t have ADHD, I get so much out of Diann’s expertise. Loved the episode with Jen Liddy and hearing how a true thought partner can work. Sounds fab and I may be calling you soon!

ncramer34 ,

What an eye opener!

This episode with Nicole Kalil was so helpful for reframing my mindset around fully embracing ME and who I am authentically. Thank you for providing such value and hosting such wonderful guests Diann!

cassiejo2711 ,

So helpful and insightful!

Thank you for this show! The topics help me move through those stuck places and get back into my flow!

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