74 episodes

Stepping into leadership isn’t for the faint of heart. It's a gladiatorial arena, an unceasing battle against time, expectations, and the pressures of creating impact. For Marketers at every level, the leap from being a leader to becoming a Rainmaker – a master of self, team, role, and impact – often feels like an impossible task. 
 
That’s where the Rainmaker Podcast comes in.
 
'Elevating Marketing Leaders' is not just a tagline – it's a mission. Each episode is filled with genuine, unscripted conversations with trailblazers from every corner of the business world. 
 
These aren’t just marketers from big brands with huge budgets. These are the Marketing Leaders who have transcended the norm, overcoming obstacles and achieving the extraordinary. And inside, they’re sharing the hard-earned victories and the lessons from their struggles, giving you an insider's perspective on what it truly takes to become a Rainmaker.
 
We expose the conversations usually brushed under the rug and unmask game-changing strategies that are rarely discussed, like handling burnout, justifying the need for support, articulating ROI, managing 'drive-by' crises, and more. 
 
Here you’ll find your safe space, a place where the pressures of time take a backseat, allowing you to focus on your career growth and well-being. Our goal is to inspire, providing you with the insights and tools to master your role, nurture your team, prioritize your well-being, and evolve into a career-advancing Rainmaker. Because that’s where innovation truly comes alive – at the intersection of principles, good practice, and diverse perspectives.
 
Are you ready to elevate, step into your fullest potential, and embrace the journey to becoming a Rainmaker?
 
Then join me each Wednesday for new episodes of the Rainmaker Podcast. 
 
Let’s make it rain!

The Rainmaker Podcast Veronica Romney

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

Stepping into leadership isn’t for the faint of heart. It's a gladiatorial arena, an unceasing battle against time, expectations, and the pressures of creating impact. For Marketers at every level, the leap from being a leader to becoming a Rainmaker – a master of self, team, role, and impact – often feels like an impossible task. 
 
That’s where the Rainmaker Podcast comes in.
 
'Elevating Marketing Leaders' is not just a tagline – it's a mission. Each episode is filled with genuine, unscripted conversations with trailblazers from every corner of the business world. 
 
These aren’t just marketers from big brands with huge budgets. These are the Marketing Leaders who have transcended the norm, overcoming obstacles and achieving the extraordinary. And inside, they’re sharing the hard-earned victories and the lessons from their struggles, giving you an insider's perspective on what it truly takes to become a Rainmaker.
 
We expose the conversations usually brushed under the rug and unmask game-changing strategies that are rarely discussed, like handling burnout, justifying the need for support, articulating ROI, managing 'drive-by' crises, and more. 
 
Here you’ll find your safe space, a place where the pressures of time take a backseat, allowing you to focus on your career growth and well-being. Our goal is to inspire, providing you with the insights and tools to master your role, nurture your team, prioritize your well-being, and evolve into a career-advancing Rainmaker. Because that’s where innovation truly comes alive – at the intersection of principles, good practice, and diverse perspectives.
 
Are you ready to elevate, step into your fullest potential, and embrace the journey to becoming a Rainmaker?
 
Then join me each Wednesday for new episodes of the Rainmaker Podcast. 
 
Let’s make it rain!

    How Did an SEO Specialist Become A Famed Agency CEO? A Conversation with Paxton Gray

    How Did an SEO Specialist Become A Famed Agency CEO? A Conversation with Paxton Gray

    Ever wondered how an SEO specialist became the CEO of one of Utah's most successful marketing agencies? Join me as I sit down with Paxton Gray, CEO of 97th Floor Agency, to unravel his remarkable journey. From humble beginnings to leading a thriving agency, Paxton shares insights into his unexpected career trajectory.

    But this conversation isn't just about business success—it delves into the raw and real emotions of ambition, guilt, and balancing personal and professional obligations. Paxton and I open up about the challenges we face in navigating our ambitious pursuits while fulfilling family responsibilities and leadership roles.

    Get ready for an honest and unexpected discussion that will leave you inspired and reflective.

    Learn more about Paxton:
    Paxton Gray is the CEO of 97th Floor. He’s responsible for helping the agency carry out their mission to elevate people and brands they believe in.

    Paxton's Links:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/97pax
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paxtongray/

    Connect with Veronica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vromney/

    If you're serious about advancing your career in marketing and you're looking for some personal insights into how then I invite you to schedule a free Pathway to Promotion call with me: https://pathwaycall.com/

    If you found value in today's episode, I would appreciate it if you could leave a rating and review.

    • 41 min
    Positioning Yourself for $100k Clients with April Dunford

    Positioning Yourself for $100k Clients with April Dunford

    Are you ready to navigate the shifting marketing landscape of 2024? In this episode I sit down with April Dunford, an authority on market positioning, to talk about crafting a value proposition that cuts through the noise. April brings her wealth of experience to the table, discussing not only the strategic pivot but also her journey from in-house marketing maven to sought-after consultant.

    Discover the hurdles she overcame in building a client base and the undeniable power of a robust professional network. Listen in as April reveals how public speaking and authoring a self-published book have cemented her status as an industry thought leader, and learn how you too can leverage podcasting to propel your business and personal brand to new heights. Join us for this insightful conversation that's all about positioning yourself for success in the tech world of 2024.

    Learn more about April:
    April Dunford is the world’s leading expert on product positioning. She has worked with hundreds of fast-growing technology companies to accelerate their growth through clear, compelling positioning. Previously April has run marketing and product teams at a series of seven successful technology startups. She is also a board member, investor, and advisor to dozens of high-growth businesses and is the author of the bestselling book Obviously Awesome: How to Nail Product Positioning so Customers Get it, Buy it, Love it.

    April's Links:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/aprildunford
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprildunford
    YouTube: https://youtube.com/@positioningshow
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aprildunford/
    Check out April's Books: https://www.aprildunford.com/books


    Connect with Veronica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vromney/

    If you're serious about advancing your career in marketing and you're looking for some personal insights into how then I invite you to schedule a free Pathway to Promotion call with me: https://pathwaycall.com/

    If you found value in today's episode, I would appreciate it if you could leave a rating and review.

    • 38 min
    Time-Bending Strategies for Career Growth with Carey Bentley

    Time-Bending Strategies for Career Growth with Carey Bentley

    Unleash your career potential with Carey Bentley, renowned author of "Winning the Week: How to Plan a Successful Week Every Week". Join us as Carey, a trailblazer in preventing burnout and amplifying success, unveils the secrets to cultivating freedom, driving millions in revenue, and reclaiming precious hours. Carey shares her expertise on mastering time, a skill crucial for both Visionarys and Rainmakers alike.

    In this captivating episode, discover how Carey, with innovative strategies and time-bending techniques, secured significant promotions by slashing her workload in half. Explore the thrilling journey that propelled her success and gain access to exclusive hacks and tricks that will revolutionize your approach to work and life.

    Don't miss out on this empowering conversation that promises to elevate your career to new heights.

    Learn more about Carey:
    Carey is the co-founder of Lifehack Method and WSJ Bestselling author of Winning The Week: How To Plan A Successful Week, Every Week. Her mission is to help her clients get more productive to create space and freedom in their lives. Her team has shown over 70,000 professionals the techniques they need to eliminate burnout and work smarter, saving hundreds of thousands of hours and creating millions more in revenue for their clients. A former brand manager in the CPG space, Carey is a 9-5’er turned millennial entrepreneur. After a decades-long battle with a stress related illness, she regained her health by redesigning her life around the lifehacking principles she now shares around the world. Today Carey and her family live a nomadic lifestyle, living in countries around the globe.

    Carey's Links:
    Website: http://winningtheweek.com
    Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/demirandcarey/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/demirandcarey/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/careybentley/
    YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/LifehackBootcamp
    Website: https://lifehackmethod.com/

    Connect with Veronica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vromney/

    If you're serious about advancing your career in marketing and you're looking for some personal insights into how then I invite you to schedule a free Pathway to Promotion call with me: https://pathwaycall.com/

    If you found value in today's episode, I would appreciate it if you could leave a rating and review.

    • 28 min
    How To Drive Buyers To Buy Using Behavioral Science with Nancy Harhut

    How To Drive Buyers To Buy Using Behavioral Science with Nancy Harhut

    How do marketers navigate the ever-shifting terrain of consumer behavior and economic challenges? Join me in this episode alongside the brilliant Nancy Harhut as we delve into the realm of behavioral science and Nancy's unique skill set, seamlessly blending psychology with the art of persuasion to drive service sales.

    As we delve into our career journeys, we shed light on the unpredictable nature of the marketing landscape, emphasizing the constant need for adaptation and innovation. For those aspiring marketers, consider this your invitation to embrace your passions and become a driving force for change in an industry that thrives on evolution.

    But wait, there's more! Nancy and I share actionable strategies rooted in behavioral science, empowering you to elevate your marketing game amidst today's challenging economic climate. Ready to reshape your approach and thrive in uncertainty? Tune in now for a transformative journey into the powerful intersection of psychology and persuasive marketing.

    Learn more about Nancy:
    Nancy Harhut is passionate about the impact of behavioral science on marketing. An Online Marketing Institute Top 40 Digital Strategist, Hatch Top 100 Creative Influencer, and winner of multiple International ECHO Awards for marketing effectiveness, she has created integrated campaigns for startups as well as some of the world’s biggest brands.

    Nancy's Links:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancyharhut/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/nharhut
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nancy.harhut


    Connect with Veronica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vromney/

    If you're serious about advancing your career in marketing and you're looking for some personal insights into how then I invite you to schedule a free Pathway to Promotion call with me: https://pathwaycall.com/

    If you found value in today's episode, I would appreciate it if you could leave a rating and review.

    • 41 min
    How Leaders Can Create Psychological Safety in Uncertain Times With Robert Glazer

    How Leaders Can Create Psychological Safety in Uncertain Times With Robert Glazer

    Ready to delve into the keys to thriving in the workplace despite challenges? Join me and the insightful Robert Glazer as we explore the nuances of fostering psychological safety during tough times.

    Discover impactful leadership strategies that transcend the ordinary. Uncover the importance of transparent communication about business realities, and learn why granting your team a sense of control is the secret to success. But that's not all – we're unlocking the playbook on how employees can proactively become adept problem solvers!

    Don't miss out on this enlightening episode where we unravel the mysteries of effective leadership amid uncertainty. Tune in now to gain invaluable insights and navigate the ever-evolving business landscape with confidence.

    Learn more about Robert:
    Robert Glazer is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Acceleration Partners, a global partner marketing agency and the recipient of numerous industry and company culture awards, including Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards two years in a row. He is the author of the inspirational newsletter Friday Forward, and the #1 Wall Street Journal, USA Today and international bestselling author of five books: Elevate, Friday Forward, How To Thrive In The Virtual Workplace, Moving To Outcomes and Performance Partnerships. He is a sought-after speaker by companies and organizations around the world and is the host of The Elevate Podcast.

    Robert's Links:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/glazer/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/robertglazer_/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/robert_glazer
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RobertSGlazer


    Connect with Veronica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vromney/

    If you're serious about advancing your career in marketing and you're looking for some personal insights into how then I invite you to schedule a free Pathway to Promotion call with me: https://pathwaycall.com/

    If you found value in today's episode, I would appreciate it if you could leave a rating and review.

    • 31 min
    Helping Marketers Overcome "Proving Energy" with Mark Schaefer

    Helping Marketers Overcome "Proving Energy" with Mark Schaefer

    We all know personal branding can be important, but why is it more important now than before because of Artificial Intelligence? Join Mark Schaefer and me as we have a compelling conversation about the significance of personal branding in a world increasingly shaped by AI.

    From insights on influencer marketing to navigating imposter syndrome, we explore the intricacies of standing out in a digital age. Mark shares his unique perspective on writing books and sheds light on self-confidence in the face of rising expectations. Tune in and discover the profound connection between self-mastery and becoming a trailblazing marketer in this episode.

    Learn more about Mark:
    Mark W. Schaefer is a globally-recognized author, keynote speaker, futurist, and business consultant who blogs at {grow} — one of the top five marketing blogs of the world. He teaches graduate marketing classes at Rutgers University and has written 10 best-selling books. Mark’s new book Belonging to the Brand: Why Community is the Last Great Marketing Strategy describes an essential new path to connect to customers in the modern digital world.
    His many global clients include Pfizer, Cisco, Dell, Adidas, and the US Air Force. He has been a keynote speaker at prestigious events all over the world, including SXSW, Marketing Summit Tokyo, and the Institute for International and European Affairs. Mark has appeared as a guest on media channels such as CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and CBS News.

    Mark's Links:
    Website: https://businessesgrow.com/
    Books: https://businessesgrow.com/social-media-marketing-books/
    Podcast: https://businessesgrow.com/podcast-the-marketing-companion-2/

    Connect with Veronica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vromney/

    If you're serious about advancing your career in marketing and you're looking for some personal insights into how then I invite you to schedule a free Pathway to Promotion call with me: https://pathwaycall.com/

    If you found value in today's episode, I would appreciate it if you could leave a rating and review.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Str8Dallas ,

Great marketing podcast

Marketing is the lifeblood of any business. This is a great podcast to get actionable insights to grow your business with less stress!

Laura Sprinkle ,

Real stories & strategies? Yes, please!

I love when there is real meat & you can tell someone actually knows what they’re talking about. That’s definitely Veronica — pure gold lessons. You can only gain those from being in the trenches experiencing & learning!

Amber Housley ,

Just Brilliant!

Veronica is a brilliant marketer and businesswoman and it’s so great to have access to her insights via this podcast. There are so many nuggets of solid gold wisdom in these conversations with some of the industry’s best and brightest business owners! Definitely a must listen for every business owner who wants to scale and make a bigger impact!

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