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If you’re looking for actionable ways to stand out from the crowd by standing in your power, you’ve come to the right place. Each week on The Flourishing Entrepreneur Podcast with Aleya Harris, we help you and your fellow empire-building entrepreneurs become radically authentic and tap into your unique story to attract your ideal clients. Listen in and learn how to use energy alignment techniques and tried-and-true marketing strategies to transform from a leader to a legend.

The Flourishing Entrepreneur Podcast Aleya Harris

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 34 Ratings

If you’re looking for actionable ways to stand out from the crowd by standing in your power, you’ve come to the right place. Each week on The Flourishing Entrepreneur Podcast with Aleya Harris, we help you and your fellow empire-building entrepreneurs become radically authentic and tap into your unique story to attract your ideal clients. Listen in and learn how to use energy alignment techniques and tried-and-true marketing strategies to transform from a leader to a legend.

    Harnessing Practical Magic in Marketing with Andi Jarvis

    Harnessing Practical Magic in Marketing with Andi Jarvis

    Struggling to make your digital marketing campaigns resonate with your audience? Discover the secrets to transformative storytelling in this enlightening episode with Andi Jarvis, your guide to narrative marketing excellence. Learn how to effectively harness your personal and client stories to boost engagement, enhance brand storytelling, and drive impactful change.
     
    Tune in to master the art of turning marketing challenges into captivating, successful campaigns. Don’t miss out on these essential strategies that could elevate your marketing to new heights!
     
    Key Takeaways: The Power of Narrative in Marketing: Andi shares how effective storytelling can transform complex marketing strategies into engaging, understandable concepts that captivate audiences. Overcoming Personal Challenges: Learn about Andi’s personal journey through major life changes and how it influenced his professional life, offering a unique perspective on vulnerability and resilience. Practical Tips for Effective Storytelling: Discover practical ways to use your own stories to connect deeply with your audience, making your marketing efforts more relatable and impactful. Key Moments with Timestamps: [03:01] Andi Jarvis discusses the essence of marketing strategy and how he simplifies complex concepts for better audience engagement. [16:27] Exploration of how happiness and personal contentment can transform professional interactions and client relationships. [26:00] Andi shares insights on the importance of storytelling in business and marketing, comparing religious and corporate storytelling techniques to highlight the power of engaging narratives.  
    About Andi Jarvis Andi is the Founder and Strategy Director of Eximo Marketing, a marketing strategy consultancy based in Belfast and Liverpool.
     
    Andi is a professional speaker, who talks about marketing strategy and buyer behaviour. And he hosts the Strategy Sessions podcast, a show that interviews some of the best marketers in the world.
     
    He holds an MSc in Marketing and the Marketing Week Mini MBA in Marketing. He also runs a fundraising project, Eximo & Friends, where marketers volunteer to provide consultations to small businesses in return for a donation to support refugees.
     
    Connect with Andi Jarvis Website: https://eximomarketingstrategy.com/ 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andijarvis
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jarvisandi 
     
    About Aleya Harris
    Aleya Harris is the spark for your spark™. A trailblazer in purpose-driven story crafting, she is a former marketing executive and ex-Google Vendor Partner who brings her dynamic experience to her role as the CEO of The Evolution Collective Inc. Aleya is a StoryBrand Certified Guide, international award-winning speaker, and the host of the award-winning Flourishing Entrepreneur Podcast. Her unique approach as a Strategic Storytelling Consultant has revolutionized the way businesses communicate, transforming workplace cultures and market positioning. With her dynamic energy and proven methodologies, she guides clients to unlock their potential, articulate their radically authentic stories, and achieve unparalleled success.
     
    Sign Up for a Free Workshop
    Each month, Aleya hosts a free 90-minute, hands-on workshop to help you use the power of radically authentic strategic storytelling to improve your personal growth, career, and company.
    Register at https://www.aleyaharris.com/workshop 
     
    Book Aleya to Speak
    To book Aleya to edutain your audience at your next event as a keynote speaker, please visit www.aleyaharris.com/speaking to check out her speaking topics, reels, and why.  Click "Schedule a Call" to secure the speaker with "that something new" you've been looking for.
     
    If you are a Corporate Event Planner, Employee Experience Professional, Head of Marketing, Learning & Development Professional, Executive Assistant, Speakers Bureau Destination Management Company, or Destination Management Or

    • 46 min
    Secrets of Authentic Storytelling for Public Speaking Success

    Secrets of Authentic Storytelling for Public Speaking Success

    Aleya Harris is horrible at keeping secrets, and in this captivating episode of the Flourishing Entrepreneur Podcast, she proves it! As she prepares to write her book, Aleya, an award-winning international speaker, can't help but share an exclusive sneak peek of a powerful chapter with her listeners. This excerpt, filled with poignant storytelling, not only offers a glimpse into her book but also provides valuable insights on how to become a better speaker.
    Aleya is a charismatic guide for entrepreneurs looking to connect with their audiences through authentic storytelling. In this episode, she reveals how the essence of compelling communication lies in vulnerability and authenticity, and how forgiving ourselves and others can unlock our true potential. If you’ve ever felt burdened by resentment or yearned for a deeper connection with your audience, this episode is for you.
    Key Takeaways: Unlocking the Power of Forgiveness
    Aleya shares a deeply personal journey from a chapter in her upcoming book that illustrates the transformative power of forgiveness in enhancing creativity, self-esteem, and genuine connection with an audience.
    Vulnerability as a Superpower
    Learn how vulnerability builds connection, helps people feel less alone, and enables us to go on our hero journeys unencumbered, both on and off the stage.
    Authenticity in Storytelling
    Discover how radical authenticity and strategic storytelling can elevate your speaking career and create lasting impact, all while embracing your unique narrative.
     
    Tune in to this episode for a sneak peek into Aleya's book, a heartfelt exploration of forgiveness, and actionable tips for transforming your speaking career through authentic storytelling. Don't miss this unique opportunity to be inspired, connected, and empowered.
     
    Explore the fascinating connection between forgiveness and impactful speaking in this episode, and stay tuned for Aleya's free workshop, "Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste," where she'll teach you how to use your personal story to craft a compelling stage presentation.
     
    Register now at https://www.aleyaharris.com/workshop 
     
    About Aleya Harris
    Aleya Harris is the spark for your spark™. A trailblazer in purpose-driven story crafting, she is a marketing executive and ex-Google Vendor Partner who brings her dynamic experience to her role as the CEO of The Evolution Collective Inc. Aleya is a StoryBrand Certified Guide, international award-winning speaker, the founder and lead trainer of Spark the Stage ™, and the host of the award-winning Flourishing Entrepreneur Podcast. Her unique approach as a Strategic Storytelling Consultant has revolutionized the way businesses communicate, transforming workplace cultures and market positioning. With her dynamic energy and proven methodologies, she guides clients to unlock their potential, articulate their radically authentic stories, and achieve unparalleled success.
     
    Enroll in Spark the Stage
    Spark the Stage™ is a 6-week on-demand and live-taught course that helps entrepreneurs and executives become radically authentic professional speakers who can deliver a compelling signature talk from the stage.
     
    Enroll at https://www.aleyaharris.com/spark 
     
    Book Aleya to Speak
    To book Aleya to edutain your audience at your next event as a keynote speaker, please visit www.aleyaharris.com/speaking to check out her speaking topics, reels, and why.  Click "Schedule a Call" to secure the speaker with "that something new" you've been looking for.
     
    If you are a Corporate Event Planner, Employee Experience Professional, Head of Marketing, Learning & Development Professional, Executive Assistant, Speakers Bureau Destination Management Company, or Destination Management Organization who is looking for a top-quality, energetic speaker, you should definitely hop on a call with Aleya.
     
    Connect with Aleya Harris
    Speaking & Media: https://www.aleyaharris.com 
    The Evolution Collect

    • 20 min
    How to Empower from the Stage Using the Crisis Story Framework

    How to Empower from the Stage Using the Crisis Story Framework

    Join Aleya Harris as she guides you through her transformative "Crisis Story Framework" and teaches you how to use it to create more inspiring and compelling stage presentations.  For an extra treat, this episode includes an example of the Crisis Story Framework in use that was recorded live at the 2024 Women on the Rise conference.
     
    This episode is a treasure trove for anyone looking to turn personal challenges into compelling stories that foster clarity, connection, and growth.
     
    What You’ll Learn:
    Understanding the Crisis Story Framework: Discover Aleya’s three-step process to crafting stories that resonate and connect with audiences. This framework is designed to help you identify your own crisis experiences and transform them into narratives that not only tell a story but serve a purpose. Radical Authenticity in Storytelling: Learn how to embrace your unique experiences and articulate them in a way that is both genuine and impactful. Aleya emphasizes the importance of being real and clear with oneself to unearth the deep-seated lessons from personal crises. Turning Crisis into Opportunity: Aleya shares her personal journey of overcoming an abusive business relationship and how she used her crisis to reinvent herself and her business. This segment provides actionable insights on moving from victimhood to empowerment through storytelling.  
    Key Takeaways
    The Power of Personal Narratives: Aleya’s use of her own story as a case study illustrates the profound impact that well-structured personal narratives can have on both the storyteller and the audience. Structuring Effective Stories: Gain insights into structuring stories with a clear beginning, middle, and end, designed to engage and hold the audience’s attention throughout. Inspiration for Action: Listeners are encouraged to reflect on their own stories and consider how they might use Aleya’s framework to enhance their personal and professional lives.  
    Episode Resources
    Download the Crisis Story Framework for free at www.aleyaharris.com/crisis
    Learn more about the Spark the Stage course to enhance your public speaking skills at https://www.aleyaharris.com/spark 
    If you're inspired by Aleya’s approach and want to delve deeper into becoming a transformative speaker, consider joining her Spark the Stage program. It’s designed to refine your speaking skills and help you deliver powerful, authentic talks that resonate with your audience
     
    About Aleya Harris
    Aleya Harris is the spark for your spark™. A trailblazer in purpose-driven story crafting, she is a former marketing executive and ex-Google Vendor Partner who brings her dynamic experience to her role as the CEO of The Evolution Collective Inc. Aleya is a StoryBrand Certified Guide, international award-winning speaker, and the host of the award-winning Flourishing Entrepreneur Podcast. Her unique approach as a Strategic Storytelling Consultant has revolutionized the way businesses communicate, transforming workplace cultures and market positioning. With her dynamic energy and proven methodologies, she guides clients to unlock their potential, articulate their radically authentic stories, and achieve unparalleled success.
     
    Sign Up for a Free Workshop
    Each month, Aleya hosts a free 90-minute, hands-on workshop to help you use the power of radically authentic strategic storytelling to improve your personal growth, career, and company.
    Register at https://www.aleyaharris.com/workshop 
     
    Book Aleya to Speak
    To book Aleya to edutain your audience at your next event as a keynote speaker, please visit www.aleyaharris.com/speaking to check out her speaking topics, reels, and why.  Click "Schedule a Call" to secure the speaker with "that something new" you've been looking for.
     
    If you are a Corporate Event Planner, Employee Experience Professional, Head of Marketing, Learning & Development Professional, Executive Assistant, Speakers Bureau Destination Management Company

    • 25 min
    The Power of Resilient Leadership & Adjusting Your AiM with J. Scot Heathman

    The Power of Resilient Leadership & Adjusting Your AiM with J. Scot Heathman

    If you're tasked with leading, influencing, or inspiring others, strap in because you're about to embark on a transformative journey with today’s guest, J. Scot Heathman, a former Air Force commander and pilot with a remarkable tale of resilience, leadership, and personal evolution.
     
    Dive deep into the life experiences and insights of Scot Heathman, who not only shares his vast leadership wisdom gleaned from managing a team of 14,000 in the Air Force but also his journey through personal adversities that have shaped his unique approach to leadership.
     
    Scot is also a graduate of Spark the Stage, Aleya's speaker training program that helps Entrepreneurs and Executives become professional speakers who can deliver a signature talk from the stage.  To learn more about Spark the Stage visit https://www.aleyaharris.com/spark. 
     
    Key Takeaways: Resilience in Leadership: Scot’s story underscores the essential nature of resilience in leadership. From overcoming the physical requirement to become a pilot to navigating severe health challenges, his journey highlights how to confront and maneuver through personal and professional trials effectively.
     
    The Power of Vulnerability: Learn from Scot’s experience with a serious health scare that leadership involves not just strength but also vulnerability. Sharing one’s challenges openly can transform organizational culture and deepen team relationships, setting a stage for mutual support and understanding.
     
    Emotional Intelligence: Scot emphasizes the critical role of emotional intelligence in leadership. He discusses practical ways to enhance self-awareness and manage emotions, which are pivotal in leading effectively and fostering a positive work environment.
     
    Episode Highlights: [00:03:16] Scot Heathman's introduction and background: From dreams of flying to impactful leadership roles. [00:15:00] A pivotal story of persistence: Scot’s journey to becoming a pilot despite initial disqualifications and the life lessons it taught him. [00:48:03] Overcoming adversity: Scot shares his experience with a brain tumor, the challenges of recovery, and how it affected his leadership style. [01:16:23] Emotional intelligence in leadership: How understanding and managing your emotions can lead to better leadership outcomes.  
    About J. Scot Heathman
    J. Scot Heathman’s life is marked by a desire to shoot for the skies. Throughout his career, Scot learned the importance of relatability and resiliency, and became a respected servant leader. In 2019, however, that resiliency would be tested beyond anything he had ever experienced. He was in a car accident and after an MRI of his head, doctors discovered that he had a brain tumor. This experience taught him how impactful his own lessons could be in inspiring others, and prompted a unique opportunity to elevate others. 
    Today, Scot inspires CEO’s to front-line leaders to ‘command with courage’ so they can lead more effectively, drive a culture of innovation, and build a bigger bottom line. His Commander Level coaching programs inspire his clients to lead with relatability and respect, and embrace their vulnerability for positive change. Scot has Master's degrees in Organizational Leadership, Operational Planning & Strategy, and National Security & Strategic Studies, and is certified in Emotional Intelligence, designed to take leadership performance to the highest altitudes.  He’s also the author of the upcoming book “Command With Courage” about resilience and elevating beyond adversity.
     
    Connect with J. Scot Heathman
    Website: http://ElevatingOthersLLC.com 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jscotheathman/ 
     
    About Aleya Harris
    Aleya Harris is the spark for your spark™. A trailblazer in purpose-driven story crafting, she is a former marketing executive and ex-Google Vendor Partner who brings her dynamic experience to her role as the CEO of The Evolution Collective Inc. Aleya is a StoryBran

    • 53 min
    Deconstructing Narratives & Unraveling Biases with Noah Lekas

    Deconstructing Narratives & Unraveling Biases with Noah Lekas

    In a world often dictated by monolithic narratives, this episode of the Flourishing Entrepreneur podcast invites us into the expansive mind of Noah Lekas, a beacon for narrative disruption and expansive thinking. Noah, a freelance writer, editor, and author of the narrative poetry collection "Saturday Night Sage," delves deep into the fabric of storytelling, challenging the monolithic narratives that shape our lives, our work, and our spirituality. Through his unique lens of mysticism and menial labor, Noah invites us to question, dissect, and reclaim the stories we tell ourselves.
    This episode is a clarion call to entrepreneurs and storytellers alike to dive into the depths of narrative exploration with Noah Lekas. His insights into the interplay between mysticism, menial labor, and the stories that bind us offer a refreshing perspective on the power of storytelling. Listeners are encouraged to dissect the narratives that shape their lives, businesses, and cultures, and to seek out or forge new ones that align with their most expansive selves. If you're ready to challenge the monolithic narratives of our times and embrace a more nuanced, expansive view of the world, Noah's journey and insights offer a compelling roadmap.
    Key Takeaways:
    1. Expansiveness Over Limitation: Noah's journey from a blue-collar background to a seeker of mystical truths underscores the power of embracing expansive thought and challenging the monolithic narratives that limit us. His exploration into diverse spiritual paths and subcultures serves as a testament to the richness that lies beyond conventional boundaries.
    2. The Power of Alternative Cultures: Noah's affinity for punk music and its DIY ethos illustrates the transformative impact of finding one's tribe and the dangers of dogmatic thinking. He shares how subcultures can offer an alternative lens through which to view the world, urging listeners to seek out narratives that resonate deeply, rather than those that are widely accepted or popular.
    3. Narrative Disruption as a Path to Enlightenment: Noah advocates for a continuous questioning of the stories we inherit and those we adopt, suggesting that enlightenment lies in the disruption of these narratives. By challenging the stories that define us, we open ourselves to a multitude of possibilities, fostering a life that is truly our own.
     
    About Noah Lekas
    Noah Lekas is a writer, editor, and the author of Saturday Night Sage, a collection of narrative poetry about mysticism and menial labor. The former managing editor of Brandingmag, Lekas helps brands and thought leaders craft compelling narratives while continuing to contribute to a variety of publications. 
     
    Connect with Noah Lekas
    Website: http://noahclekas.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/noahclekas/ 
     
    About Aleya Harris
    Aleya Harris is the spark for your spark™. A trailblazer in purpose-driven story crafting, she is a former marketing executive and ex-Google Vendor Partner who brings her dynamic experience to her role as the CEO of The Evolution Collective Inc. Aleya is a StoryBrand Certified Guide, international award-winning speaker, and the host of the award-winning Flourishing Entrepreneur Podcast. Her unique approach as a Strategic Storytelling Consultant has revolutionized the way businesses communicate, transforming workplace cultures and market positioning. With her dynamic energy and proven methodologies, she guides clients to unlock their potential, articulate their radically authentic stories, and achieve unparalleled success.
     
    Sign Up for a Free Workshop
    Each month, Aleya hosts a free 90-minute, hands-on workshop to help you use the power of radically authentic strategic storytelling to improve your personal growth, career, and company.
    Register at https://www.aleyaharris.com/workshop 
     
    Book Aleya to Speak
    To book Aleya to edutain your audience at your next event as a keynote speaker, please visit www.aleyaharris.com/speaking to c

    • 41 min
    From Struggle to Screen: A Entrepreneurial Filmmaker’s Hero’s Journey with Maxwell Frost

    From Struggle to Screen: A Entrepreneurial Filmmaker’s Hero’s Journey with Maxwell Frost

    In a world where storytelling is not just an art, but a powerful tool for transformation, this episode of the Flourishing Entrepreneur podcast features the remarkable journey of Maxwell Frost. Diving deep into the heart of visual storytelling through film, Maxwell, an award-winning filmmaker and the brain behind Brand Film School, shares his insights and personal narrative to illuminate paths for entrepreneurs eager to tell their own unique stories.
    This episode is a must-listen for entrepreneurs who understand the importance of storytelling in building and connecting with their audience but are looking for a fresh, powerful medium to do so. Maxwell Frost not only shares his expertise in creating compelling brand films but also his personal journey of transformation and resilience, serving as a beacon for anyone at a crossroads. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, the insights and stories shared will spark a desire to embrace visual storytelling as a means to enrich your brand, engage your audience on a deeper level, and ultimately, drive growth.
    Key Takeaways:
    1. The Power of Visual Storytelling: Maxwell Frost unravels the dynamic nature of film as a storytelling medium, demonstrating how it uniquely combines visuals, sound, and narrative to evoke deep emotional connections and foster engagement unlike any other form of communication.
    2. Transformative Journeys: Through Maxwell’s personal story, listeners are invited into a conversation about resilience, healing, and the profound impact of embarking on life-altering adventures. His narrative underscores the importance of turning pain into purpose and using storytelling as a means to inspire and motivate others.
    3. Accessible Filmmaking: Debunking myths around filmmaking, Maxwell offers practical advice on how entrepreneurs can create impactful brand films using simple tools like smartphones and free software. This democratizes the process, encouraging listeners to explore filmmaking as a viable, cost-effective strategy for growth and connection.
     
    About Maxwell Frost
    Maxwell is an award-winning filmmaker who specializes in generating lifetime repeat customers through brand films.
    Over the last decade, he's collaborated with industry leaders like Vans, Hydro Flask, and Patagonia, earning 20+ awards in 11 countries for films he directed, produced, and edited.
     
    What Maxwell offers is simple: "I teach people how to make 3-15 minute brand films, start to finish, that will grow your reach, fill your content calendar, and drive revenue."
     
    He specializes in doing more with less. His unique approach, inspired by alpinism, allows for fast and light filmmaking, avoiding all of the typical frustrations of traditional filmmaking–like huge budgets, overblown production teams, and overly expensive gear.
     
    Maxwell believes that brand films shot on your phone, allows you to do more with less, by creating addictive content that connects with your audience on an emotional level, that results in lifetime repeat customers.
     
     
    Connect with Maxwell Frost
    Website: http://brandfilmschool.com 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maxwelljfrost/  
     
    About Aleya Harris
    Aleya Harris is the spark for your spark™. A trailblazer in purpose-driven story crafting, she is a former marketing executive and ex-Google Vendor Partner who brings her dynamic experience to her role as the CEO of The Evolution Collective Inc. Aleya is a StoryBrand Certified Guide, international award-winning speaker, and the host of the award-winning Flourishing Entrepreneur Podcast. Her unique approach as a Strategic Storytelling Consultant has revolutionized the way businesses communicate, transforming workplace cultures and market positioning. With her dynamic energy and proven methodologies, she guides clients to unlock their potential, articulate their radically authentic stories, and achieve unparalleled success.
     
    Sign Up for a Free Workshop
    Each month, Al

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

TheConsciousPublicist ,

Fantastic show!

As a guest on the show, Aleya is a fantastic host and human being. I love the energy that she brings to the conversation and in the creation of the content. If you’re seeking a show that gets you up and energized, this is a must!

Es Beisbol ,

Masterful Storyteller Illuminates the Power of Corporate Volunteering

Aleya exemplifies the transformative power of storytelling, illuminating the importance of corporate volunteering in reshaping workplace cultures and driving positive change. Don't miss this captivating episode, where Aleya's masterful storytelling skills take center stage, inspiring listeners to embark on their own journeys of growth and impact.

Just hop on the bus and go do some good.

Linivictoria ,

Soul Soothing + Strategic Goldmine All in One!

Aleya is such a captivating speaker. The episodes breeze by with ease and always delivers valuable takeaways. A must listen for entrepreneurs or anyone looking to shift their professional mindset.

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