49 episodes

Welcome to the Visibility Factor podcast with Susan M. Barber – a show where business leaders and anyone seeking ways to raise their visibility can come to learn how to take action in their own authentic way.

It’s time to raise your visibility, amplify your voice and be the confident leader you were meant to be. Each week author, former fortune 500 IT Director turned executive coach, Susan M. Barber will bring you inspiring guests, coaching, tips and tools to empower you to take action so that you can elevate your career and gain new opportunities.

Topics about visibility, authenticity, confidence, leadership, impostor syndrome, and career transition will be discussed each week with guests who are amazing leaders and are doing great things in the world. There are so many possibilities to do more than you think you can, so trust yourself and let’s take this visibility journey together!

The Visibility Factor Susan M. Barber

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Welcome to the Visibility Factor podcast with Susan M. Barber – a show where business leaders and anyone seeking ways to raise their visibility can come to learn how to take action in their own authentic way.

It’s time to raise your visibility, amplify your voice and be the confident leader you were meant to be. Each week author, former fortune 500 IT Director turned executive coach, Susan M. Barber will bring you inspiring guests, coaching, tips and tools to empower you to take action so that you can elevate your career and gain new opportunities.

Topics about visibility, authenticity, confidence, leadership, impostor syndrome, and career transition will be discussed each week with guests who are amazing leaders and are doing great things in the world. There are so many possibilities to do more than you think you can, so trust yourself and let’s take this visibility journey together!

    48. Could Your Job Loss Be An Opportunity? (with Laura Browne)

    48. Could Your Job Loss Be An Opportunity? (with Laura Browne)

    48. Could Your Job Loss Be An Opportunity? (with Laura Browne)
    Laura Browne is a corporate trainer, author, speaker, and certified business coach with more than 20 years of experience in global human resources and management development. Laura spent 9 years delivering coaching and training to high potential female leaders from Fortune 100 companies through WOMEN Unlimited. She’s written for Forbes and has been quoted as a business expert in major publications including Cosmopolitan, Family Circle magazine, and USA Weekend. Laura is the author of 10 books including Why Can’t You Communicate Like Me? How Smart Women Get Results At Work, Increase Your Income – 7 Rules for Women Who Want To Make More Money at Work and Help! My Company Swiped Left! 
    In this episode: 
    Laura shared her own job loss experiences and what she learned from them.
    She shared how job loss can help you pivot into something new for yourself and set you on a new path.
    Many people may feel ashamed and as Laura describes it, “hide like an armadillo.” Laura shares her three-part model to work through the job loss.
    Job loss is sometimes compared to grief. She shares her three-part model that is referred to in the book and used with her clients to work through the job loss process.
    Laura built a course on the Udemy platform that is free for anyone to take to help them through their job loss situation. See the link below.
    To connect with Laura, buy her book and check out her course:
    Laura Browne's Online Udemy Course
    Link to Order Help! My Company Swiped Left by Laura Browne
    Career Tips for Women on Facebook 
    Laura Browne on LinkedIn (ln/laurabrowne)
    Laura’s previous appearance on The Visibility Factor Podcast:
    Episode 7 of The Visibility Factor - How to Get a Raise
    Today’s episode is sponsored by:
    The Choose Your Life Challenge at https://www.theoppositeofsmalltalk.com/challenge
    Use the promo code - Challenge4 for a 20% discount to the program and live a more intentional life!
    Thank you for listening to The Visibility Factor Podcast
    Check out my website to order my book and view the videos/resources for The Visibility Factor book.
    As always, I encourage you to reach out! You can email me at hello@susanmbarber.com. You can also find me on social media everywhere – Facebook, LinkedIn, and of course on The Visibility Factor Podcast! I look forward to connecting with you!
    If you liked The Visibility Factor, I would be so grateful if you could subscribe and rate it where you listen to podcasts! It helps the podcast get in front of more people who can learn how to be visible too!
    Thank you to the team at Sheep Jam Productions for the amazing support of The Visibility Factor Podcast! 

    • 44 min
    47. Visibility for Your Job Search (with Polly Rowland)

    47. Visibility for Your Job Search (with Polly Rowland)

    47. Visibility for Your Job Search (with Polly Rowland)
    With over three decades of experience in the Consumer-Packaged Goods industry, Polly has honed her leadership skills and made significant contributions to multiple companies. As a coach and mentor, Polly founded CPG Mentor to fill a gap in support for women in her industry. Her individualized approach sets her apart from other programs, as she walks alongside her clients on their journey to growth.
    Polly has a proven process in helping people advance their career through job search. She coaches and mentors clients to help them define their career goals and aspirations and then provide guidance on how to achieve them. She works with clients to identify their strengths and areas for improvement in the job search process. The job search process can be challenging and overwhelming, it's difficult to know how to effectively network, present yourself and build a personal brand that stands out to potential employers. Her approach is highly personalized, tailored to each individual's specific needs and goals, and her clients report significant improvements in their job search success as a result of working with her.
    In this episode: 
    Her experience in Consumer-Packaged Goods companies and as a coach for career transition.
    How to maintain your visibility in your job search.
    The three shifts that need to occur after a job loss to find your next role.
    3 tips to get off to a fast start when searching for your next role.
    The importance of networking vs applying to roles online.
    How her job listings email has evolved and how people can use it.
    How you should think about the way you answer questions in an interview.
    Polly's Book Recommendation is: 
    Self-Coaching 101 by Brooke Castillo
    To connect with Polly and sign up for her job listings email: 
    Sign up for Polly's job postings Email
    Schedule a virtual meeting with Polly
    Polly Rowland on LinkedIn (in/PollyRowland)
    Reach out to Polly via Email 
    Today’s episode is sponsored by:
    The Choose Your Life Challenge at https://www.theoppositeofsmalltalk.com/challenge
    Use the promo code - Challenge4 for a 20% discount to the program and live a more intentional life!
    Thank you for listening to The Visibility Factor Podcast
    Check out my website to order my book and view the videos/resources for The Visibility Factor book.
    As always, I encourage you to reach out! You can email me at hello@susanmbarber.com. You can also find me on social media everywhere – Facebook, LinkedIn, and of course on The Visibility Factor Podcast! I look forward to connecting with you!
    If you liked The Visibility Factor, I would be so grateful if you could subscribe and rate it where you listen to podcasts! It helps the podcast get in front of more people who can learn how to be visible too!
    Thank you to the team at Sheep Jam Productions for the amazing support of The Visibility Factor Podcast! 

    • 39 min
    46. Visibility for Introverts

    46. Visibility for Introverts

    46. Visibility for Introverts 
    This episode is for the introverts out there in companies who want visibility, but don’t know how to get it for themselves. Introverts see the extroverts out in the world who love to speak up and enjoy the limelight and wonder how they can compete with that?
    In this episode: 
    When did extroverts and introverts first become types that were identified?
    My belief was that the world is made up of extroverts and they are the ones who are successful. I used to wonder if "I could be a successful leader, even though I am an introvert?”
    Assumptions that introverted leaders aren’t as strong as extroverted leaders. But introverts are stronger listeners, more empathetic and introspective.  They may not the loudest one in the room, but they can still get their point across when they do speak.
    Ways that introverts can be successful are reviewed and how they can complement extroverts.
    Client case study on how she was impacted by being an introvert and what she learned.
    Networking steps for introverts that help you be confident and ideas on how to do it.
    Today’s episode is sponsored by:
    The Choose Your Life Challenge at https://www.theoppositeofsmalltalk.com/challenge
    Use the promo code - Challenge4 for a 20% discount to the program and live a more intentional life!
    Thank you for listening to The Visibility Factor Podcast
    Check out my website to order my book and view the videos/resources for The Visibility Factor book.
    As always, I encourage you to reach out! You can email me at hello@susanmbarber.com. You can also find me on social media everywhere – Facebook, LinkedIn, and of course on The Visibility Factor Podcast! I look forward to connecting with you!
    If you liked The Visibility Factor, I would be so grateful if you could subscribe and rate it where you listen to podcasts! It helps the podcast get in front of more people who can learn how to be visible too!
    Thank you to the team at Sheep Jam Productions for the amazing support of The Visibility Factor Podcast! 

    • 19 min
    45. Creating More Freedom (with Valincia Bennett)

    45. Creating More Freedom (with Valincia Bennett)

    45. Creating More Freedom (with Valincia Bennett)
    In today’s episode I interview Valincia Bennett. She is a former corporate healthcare leader and now she is a business coach and strategist. She helps coaches simplify their systems & strategies so it’s easy to achieve consistent $10K+ months.
    In this episode: 
    Valincia talked about her transition from corporate into being an entrepreneur for not only one business, but three very different businesses.
    She realized pretty quickly that although she wanted to focus on a business advising model in her business, it was burning her out and she would need to make changes to support the 4 key things that she wanted in her life.
    The importance of being able to experiment and make mistakes has helped her learn what works or doesn’t work and make changes quickly.
    We talked about the importance of self-care and how she helps her clients focus on that too.
    She and her husband have created both time and financial freedom for themselves and she is teaching others how to do it too.
    She had never been on social media, but went all in to be vulnerable and share what was happening for her in her business which helped new followers relate to her.
    Her new coaching program - The Savvy Success Formula is for coaches who are in years 1-5 of their business journey. She helps them design the business that they want using her 5-step process.
    Reach out to Valincia here:  
    www.Savvy-Method.com
    Valincia Bennett on LinkedIn (ln/valincia-bennett-business-strategist)
    The book that Valincia recommends is:
    $100M Offers: How to Make Offers So Good People Feel Stupid Saying No
    Today’s episode is sponsored by:
    The Choose Your Life Challenge at https://www.theoppositeofsmalltalk.com/challenge
    Use the promo code - Challenge4 for a 20% discount to the program and live a more intentional life!
    Thank you for listening to The Visibility Factor Podcast
    Check out my website to order my book and view the videos/resources for The Visibility Factor book.
    As always, I encourage you to reach out! You can email me at hello@susanmbarber.com. You can also find me on social media everywhere – Facebook, LinkedIn, and of course on The Visibility Factor Podcast! I look forward to connecting with you!
    If you liked The Visibility Factor, I would be so grateful if you could subscribe and rate it where you listen to podcasts! It helps the podcast get in front of more people who can learn how to be visible too!
    Thank you to the team at Sheep Jam Productions for the amazing support of The Visibility Factor Podcast! 

    • 39 min
    44. Design Your 2023 Plan

    44. Design Your 2023 Plan

    44. Design Your 2023 Plan
    Welcome to 2023!! Hope you had a Happy New Year!
    Today’s episode is focused on 2023 and creating a plan that supports your career, your life and your visibility.
     
    In this episode:
    I referred to Episode 43 - Create Your Vision of Success with Nathalie Pincham where she talked about the importance of doing the inner work to achieve the success that you want in your life.
    The importance of reflection when creating a plan like this. The plan should incorporate your values, priorities with a focus on your career and your life.
    The first part of the plan is looking at your career, your values and priorities. Are they aligned? If not what needs to change?
    Each and every day you have a choice to make on what you do with your time using an analogy of money. Unfortunately, many people spend their time on low value things because it's more in their comfort zone and it's easier. But it isn't actually moving their goals and plans forward.
    Now Let's look at your life. Do you have dreams that you haven't focused on or things that you want to do in your life that you keep putting off? I share a story of a client who wants to create a life that has more freedom in it for traveling and spending time with family.
    We only have so much time to live our lives. What you are doing each day that is helping you get to where you want to go. Is there anything that needs to change?
    Shared my experience of designing a created life and some examples of what that could look like for you.
    Here is a link to the previous episode mentioned in the podcast: 
    The Visibility Factor Episode 41: Communicating with Impact
    Today’s episode is sponsored by:
    The Choose Your Life Challenge at https://www.theoppositeofsmalltalk.com/challenge
    Use the promo code - Challenge4 for a 20% discount to the program and live a more intentional life!
    Thank you for listening to The Visibility Factor Podcast
    Check out my website to order my book and view the videos/resources for The Visibility Factor book.
    As always, I encourage you to reach out! You can email me at hello@susanmbarber.com. You can also find me on social media everywhere – Facebook, LinkedIn, and of course on The Visibility Factor Podcast! I look forward to connecting with you!
    If you liked The Visibility Factor, I would be so grateful if you could subscribe and rate it where you listen to podcasts! It helps the podcast get in front of more people who can learn how to be visible too!
    Thank you to the team at Sheep Jam Productions for the amazing support of The Visibility Factor Podcast! 

    • 21 min
    43. Create Your Vision of Success (with Nathalie Pincham)

    43. Create Your Vision of Success (with Nathalie Pincham)

    43. Create Your Vision of Success (with Nathalie Pincham)
    Nathalie Pincham is a Success Coach and messaging and business strategist. She is also the host of The "Your Success Tonic" podcast. Nathalie helps driven entrepreneurs and executives work less and achieve more so they can experience meaningful success and avoid burnout. Through her experience of being coached and becoming a Certified Professional Coach, she learned the tools she needed to switch from burnout and overwork to enjoying more freedom and confidence.
    In this episode: 
    Nathalie shared her story of how she began to focus on success
    She talked about some of her own experiences with overwhelm and burnout
    She shared some of the tools that she has used to move from burnout, overwhelm to freedom and confidence
    We talked about the importance of knowing your values and understanding those for yourself
    Nathalie has created a program called “Your Success” which is described as something for people with online businesses industry who focus on a hustle-first, inner work later approach. She shared how that program has been impactful for her clients and how you can try some similar steps for yourself whether you are an entrepreneur or not.
    She also shared some insights about her new podcast called “Your Success Tonic” which she has recently started to help executives and entrepreneurs create their own success.
    Here are a few links to connect and learn more about Nathalie: 
    www.storytonic.co
    Nathalie on LInkedIn (in/Nathalie-Pincham)
    Nathalie's book recommendation is:
    Atomic Habits by James Clear
    Today’s episode is sponsored by:
    The Choose Your Life Challenge at https://www.theoppositeofsmalltalk.com/challenge
    Use the promo code - Challenge4 for a 20% discount to the program and live a more intentional life!
    Thank you for listening to The Visibility Factor Podcast
    Check out my website to order my book and view the videos/resources for The Visibility Factor book.
    As always, I encourage you to reach out! You can email me at hello@susanmbarber.com. You can also find me on social media everywhere – Facebook, LinkedIn, and of course on The Visibility Factor Podcast! I look forward to connecting with you!
    If you liked The Visibility Factor, I would be so grateful if you could subscribe and rate it where you listen to podcasts! It helps the podcast get in front of more people who can learn how to be visible too!
    Thank you to the team at Sheep Jam Productions for the amazing support of The Visibility Factor Podcast! 

    • 41 min

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Sue has such a warm, calming voice that makes her podcast perfect to listen to during your morning cup of coffee! I love the episodes on imposter syndrom and boundaries - both are so important for women in business (and life)!

Susie deVille ,

Clarity and Confidence in Your Voice!

When a podcast host owns her area of expertise and is a natural interviewer, guests and listeners are in for a treat. Such is the case with The Visibility Factor!Sue Barber’s calm voice is warm, rich with empathy, and resonant with brilliant insights. She is in her element! Enjoy moving and transformational conversations that help get you out of hiding and into a place of agency and empowered leadership.

Awesomegamer21 ,

Visibility is 🔑

The podcast I wish I would have had when I first started my journey!!!!
When I got started in the coaching industry visibility was terrifying. I had every fearful thought running through my mind- what if so and so thinks this about me? What if I don’t know what I’m talking about? What if someone doesn’t like what I have to say? Each one of those fears was like a bar on a cage that locked me in, creating internal angst and blocking me from standing in my power, owning my gifts and leading!!! This podcast is an absolute must for anyone looking to step out and be seen. Thank you Susan for this powerful podcast and message.

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