241 episodes

Build and grow a successful business based on your expertise, and be seen and heard as an influential thought leader. If you're a coach, consultant, or course creator, join 25 year business veteran Samantha Riley in the Business Lab, and explore the current business growth and marketing strategies available to you. If you’re looking for inspiration and actionable advice, pop your earbuds in, and join her in the Lab and get ready to grow your business.

Thought Leaders Business Lab Samantha Riley

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Build and grow a successful business based on your expertise, and be seen and heard as an influential thought leader. If you're a coach, consultant, or course creator, join 25 year business veteran Samantha Riley in the Business Lab, and explore the current business growth and marketing strategies available to you. If you’re looking for inspiration and actionable advice, pop your earbuds in, and join her in the Lab and get ready to grow your business.

    242: Scale Your Business With Affiliates with Laura Sprinkle

    242: Scale Your Business With Affiliates with Laura Sprinkle

    Businesses are built on partnerships. Partnerships are the easiest way to build, grow, and scale your business. 
    In this episode, I speak with Laura Sprinkle and delve into the topic of affiliates, and how you can use them to scale your business. 
    By partnering strategically and in alignment with your values, you can create a partnership program which is a win-win-win-win - that’s a quadruple win!
    Partnerships are an ecosystem, a group of people whose values aligned come together to serve the greater good. 
    Want to learn how to leverage affiliates to scale your business? Let’s dive in...
    WHAT YOU’LL DISCOVER IN THIS EPISODE:
    What are affiliate partnerships? (2:06) How to use affiliate partnerships in the right way for your business (3:02) Making an impact with affiliates and clients (3:35) Win, win, win, win method (3:42) Money is meant to move and flow (5:34) Getting rid of the objections around affiliate marketing (7:05) Removing the negative connotation around affiliates (8:26) The ecosystem of business (9:48) Getting clear with your values in your business (10:04) Are your partners upholding their values? (11:00) Knowing if your partners align with your values and business (13:50) Start with the people closest to you (16:12) Transferring trust through partnerships (18:34) Start building relationships (21:00) Never expect anything in return (21:25) Technology used for affiliate partnerships (22:45) Numbers behind affiliate partnerships (27:13) Having leveraged programs (30:19) Growing the ecosystem of business and partnerships (30:50) What makes a successful affiliate campaign? (32:05) Phases of affiliate partnerships (32:40) For full show notes and links visit: https://samanthariley.global/podcast/242/

    • 41 min
    241: Taming the Tech Monster with Anke Herrmann

    241: Taming the Tech Monster with Anke Herrmann

    The overwhelm of running an online business in a rapidly changing world is something a lot of business owners feel. 
    From building a website, to CRM, to SEO, and the systems & processes needed for your business, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with all the tech stuff. Because of this, many business owners tend to shy away from technology; run from the things that can actually help to grow and scale your business.  
    In this episode, I speak with Anke Herrmann, Business Coach and Tech Mentor.  She shares her thoughts on what it is that makes tech difficult to understand, and how we can find this tech world so much easier to navigate, just by asking the right questions.
    Want to learn how to stop the overwhelm and tame the tech monster? Let’s dive in...
    WHAT YOU’LL DISCOVER IN THIS EPISODE:
    Building a business is a crash course in personal development (4:10) The things we find easy are often the most overlooked things (5:45) What is it that makes tech difficult? (7:20) Limiting beliefs that are holding you back (12:30) Knowing what tech you need for your business (15:35) Start with what you want to create (22:20) Reverse engineering the results you want to achieve (23:05) Getting clear on the questions you want to ask (23:25) What looks like a tech problem never is (24:40) How to know what tech to implement (29:10) Solving the wrong problem (32:00) Asking the right questions to solve your problem (34:10) For full show notes and links visit: https://samanthariley.global/podcast/241/

    • 43 min
    239: Transition From 2020 To 2021 with Kiri-Maree Moore

    239: Transition From 2020 To 2021 with Kiri-Maree Moore

    2020 was a crazy year. The world has been turned upside down and things will never be the same. But as we look to the future, let’s bring our learnings from 2020 into the new year. 
    This episode, I speak with Kiri-Maree Moore and dive into how we are preparing for 2021 in our business and what we see as the challenges and opportunities in the new year. Strong relationships, connections and collaboration are more important than ever, as the main tools to grow your business.
    By being aware, prepared, and proactive, the pandemic will serve as a catalyst for positive change as we move forward into 2021.
    WHAT YOU’LL DISCOVER IN THIS EPISODE:
    Leaders giving from a full tank (4:30) Challenges faced throughout last year (6:00) Zoom fatigue (6:45) Fast-paced year vs time to slow down (7:13) Pivoting our business during the pandemic (10:49) Being more effective working online (16:26) Just because that was our norm, doesn’t mean that doesn’t need to be the norm moving forward (17:00) Taking control of things we can control (18:45) Pillars to hold our core business visions (20:25) Disruption, Innovation, Collaboration, Contribution (21:20) How decisions affect our business outcomes (22:45) The power of collaboration and partnerships (24:50) Building a core team for your business (27:38) Burnout and knowing when to take a break (31:00) Give yourself permission to take a break (32:39) What does refueling look like for you? (34:00) How to get excited about your business and work (34:39) The boundaries that need to be put in place (36:30) Taking time out for yourself can be collaborating with others (37:10) Curate spaces in our culture for refueling (38:26) Challenges that may come up in 2021 (40:40) The importance of consistency (42:15) The importance of transparency (44:50) Stop worrying about what others are thinking (47:30) The biggest advantage for this year (48:41) Creating data-driven decisions (49:50) The power of human connection (56:40) Join the discussion thread for this episode over at The Thought Leaders Business Lab Community Facebook Group.
    For full show notes and links visit:  https://samanthariley.global/podcast/239

    • 59 min
    238: Discover Your Wellness Why with Heather Denniston

    238: Discover Your Wellness Why with Heather Denniston

    Although 2020 has brought us so many challenges, it has also opened up the opportunity to sit with ourselves and do a deep dive into what is truly important in life. 
    As entrepreneurs, our health and wellness is the number one vital tool to help our business grow. The secret to why some entrepreneurs are able to succeed and sustain their business growth is because they first take care of themselves. 
    In this episode, I talk with Heather Denniston, a seasoned chiropractor, on finding your wellness why, letting go of excess energy expenditures, and bringing light to the holes in your wellness strategy.
    Join us  as we dive into how you can optimize your personal vitality to improve your health, grow your business, and live your best life.
    WHAT YOU’LL DISCOVER IN THIS EPISODE:
    Taking deep dives and getting quiet (4:57) Knowing the importance of reflection and the courage to act on it (5:57) Finding your joy, dreams (6:30) You are your own priority project (9:00) The importance of your health to your business (9:59) Energy Leakage Liability (12:26) Decision Fatigue (13:31) Pillars of the Wellness Amplifier Program (18:23) Creating a consistent pattern (22:21) Finding your wellness why (24:14) The benefits of staying healthy to move forward with your business (25:00) The power of habits (27:16) Morning movement and morning routines (28:42) 4 Chronotypes (30:55) Head down and head up time (31:25) Finding the routine and flow that works for you (33:00) Our mind and body are a partnership (34:50) Building self-compassion (38:08) For full show notes and links visit: https://samanthariley.global/podcast/238/

    • 39 min
    237: Hacking Your Human to Unlock Your Unique Human Code with Alexandra Laws

    237: Hacking Your Human to Unlock Your Unique Human Code with Alexandra Laws

    As entrepreneurs, we love to hack things - find the easy way, the fast way, and the pathway of least resistance. 
    We normally focus on business processes, systems, and outcomes.

    But have you ever tried to hack your human?
    In this episode, I chat with Alexandra Laws, Peak Performance coach to elite athletes, on how you can hack your human to unlock your unique human code and release your own inner champion. Alex has decoded the strategies she used with professional athletes to achieve world class status and has now applied them to leaders and entrepreneurs so that you can achieve radical shifts in daily capacity, stamina and contribution to grow your business. 
    Hacking your human means, having energy left over after meeting your mental, physical and emotional demands of the day. This way, you are able to make decisions faster and pivot in order to be resilient in your business and in life.
    Challenge yourself to be a different operating human every day by hacking your human.
    WHAT YOU’LL DISCOVER IN THIS EPISODE:
    Hacking your human (1:20) We are our business (2:01) Thinking outside of the box (3:40) Assessment tools (6:33) Hack your human instead of your human hacking you (7:03) POOP Acronym (8:00) Getting uncomfortable and find your inner champion (9:03) Realizing the benefits of breaking through your comfort zone (13:25) Uncomfortable = resilience (14:12) Hyper synchronicity (15:30) Being quick to pivot (16:37) Building your neural reserve (19:15) Looking at challenges with gratitude (20:40) Having a performance routine everyday (21:50) Building routines throughout the day (22:47) Getting control of your mind (25:10) REM sleep (27:10) Sleep is the number one mechanism to hack (27:42) For full show notes and links visit:  https://samanthariley.global/podcast/237

    • 33 min
    236: Building A Business You Love with Lydia Lee

    236: Building A Business You Love with Lydia Lee

    Why did you start your business? What is the purpose of your business?
    By knowing your purpose for starting and growing your business, you can create a more sustainable one that you will enjoy for years to come.
    In this episode, I am joined by Lydia Lee as we delve into the importance of  building a meaningful business that’s intentionally designed from your strengths, values, and personality. 
    When your business is in alignment with your choices, values and strengths, you can show up as your best self for your clients and your business and live the lifestyle you truly desire.
    WHAT YOU’LL DISCOVER IN THIS EPISODE:
    Build a business you want to keep (2:18) Identify how your business aligns with your lifestyle choices (2:49) Getting clarity on what you can do (3:20) The more focused you are the more you can attract clients (4:16) The sweet spot (5:00) Deep interest is part of longevity (5:47) Impact of your work (6:19) How do you know what type of business to start? (8:14) Every breakdown, you can choose to have a breakthrough (10:47) There’s no success story that goes straight from A to B (12:43) Hustle mentality (13:45) Causing a disservice to yourself and your clients by burning yourself out (14:05) Finding balance when starting your business (15:10) Know where you are over committing and where you are under committing (16:55) What is enough for the life you want? (19:20) Work smarter, not harder. (19:40) Building a team for your business (24:02) Understand what is causing you pain or anxiety in your business (26:00) Commit to one thing really well (29:05) For full show notes and links visit: https://samanthariley.global/podcast/236

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Laura Sprinkle ,

Such golden nuggets

I love how Sam really gets to the heart of what’s important with her questions — each episode is a masterclass in the subject matter. Such a valuable listen.

Laura Sprinkle ,

Such golden nuggets

I love how Sam really gets to the heart of what’s important with her questions — each episode is a masterclass in the subject matter. Such a valuable listen.

Laurie-Ann Murabito ,

One of my Top 3

This podcast was recommended to me by a friend. I was hooked for the first episode. The host, Samantha, has wonderful guests that I learn from every week. Listen abd see how your biz grows.

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