231 episodes

UpLevel Mind is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs eliminate the root cause of self sabotage and doubt inside their business so they can scale their venture and life feeling fulfilled and empowered. The show is a live coaching call recording where UpLevel Mind creator, Drasko coaches an entrepreneur guest through one central question - Are my business problems, actually me problems?

UpLevel Mind Drasko Raicevic

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

UpLevel Mind is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs eliminate the root cause of self sabotage and doubt inside their business so they can scale their venture and life feeling fulfilled and empowered. The show is a live coaching call recording where UpLevel Mind creator, Drasko coaches an entrepreneur guest through one central question - Are my business problems, actually me problems?

    231. Navigating the Transition from Solo Practice to Business Expansion w/Chananya Abraham

    231. Navigating the Transition from Solo Practice to Business Expansion w/Chananya Abraham

    Chananya Abraham is a seasoned psychotherapist renowned for his expertise in working with teenagers, young adults, and families. His passion lies in fostering open and empathetic communication between adolescents and parents, crafting resilient parenting strategies, and facilitating transformation through trauma-based workshops.

    Chananya is also the creative force, and host behind the acclaimed podcast 'Parenting IS Easy, Said No One Ever!,' where he explores the realities of parenthood with humor, heart, and a wealth of insights. 



    Main Business Issue:


    The dilemma of investing in growth to expand practice to more physical locations versus enhancing current online presence 



    Chananya’s Key Insights and Takeaways:


    Prioritizing decisions and actions that align with the primary goal of expanding his practice


    There’s major value in saying no to opportunities that do not align with the prioritized goals


    Leveraging podcasting and online presence for local impact as a secondary tactic



    Connect with Chananya

    https://www.cyuahtherapy.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/parentingiseasysaidno1ever/

    https://www.tiktok.com/@parentingiseasysaidno1

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/chananya-abraham-a1b5b852/

    https://open.spotify.com/show/6Dt5auxMnOk0jOtu5bsxVn

    • 42 min
    230. Breaking the People-Pleasing Cycle to Unlock Sustainable Scalability w/Christina Inge

    230. Breaking the People-Pleasing Cycle to Unlock Sustainable Scalability w/Christina Inge

    Christina Inge is the founder of Thoughtlight, an award-winning Boston-based digital marketing agency that works with mission-driven companies and organizations. She also teaches in the Master's degree programs at the Harvard Division of Continuing Education and the Northeastern College of Professional Studies, where she helps to spearhead Husky Communications, the student-led marketing agency of Northeastern. She is the author of two books, Marketing Metrics, and Marketing Analytics, and Boston Business Women's Best Marketing Specialist of 2024.



    Main Business Issues:


    People-pleasing tendencies


    Delegation struggles that lead to inefficiencies



    Christina’s Key Insights and Takeaways:


    Christina recognizes that if she stops people pleasing, her company could scale to much bigger heights


    She also acknowledges the need for better tools and strategies to communicate expectations and accountability without resorting to avoidance tactics


    Christina is able to envision a future where she can fully leverage her creativity and leadership and recalibrate her approach to leadership and delegation



    Connect with Christina

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/christinainge/

    www.thoughtlight.net

    • 47 min
    229. Mastering Conflict to Enhance Leadership Success w/Anthony Dickerson

    229. Mastering Conflict to Enhance Leadership Success w/Anthony Dickerson

    Anthony Dickerson, President and CEO of Foundations Business Consulting, has held roles up to C-level administration in sectors such as manufacturing, service, education, ministry, retail, and more. He specializes in strategic and operational solutions for businesses and nonprofits who are stuck.

    His expertise spans executive leadership, finance, human resources, strategic planning, and project management. Prior roles include Vice President of Shared Services, Chief Human Resources Officer, and Executive Director in various organizations.

    Through impactful speaking engagements, he delves into crucial topics like growth, leadership, and teamwork, offering a multifaceted perspective that inspires and empowers organizations and audiences alike.



    Main Business Issues:


    Communication challenges when dealing with confrontation and difficult situations 


    Underlying issues of prioritizing being liked over being effective



    Anthony’s Key Insights and Takeaways:


    Anthony recognizes the potential for improvement in his approach to conflict resolution, specifically around communicating more immediately and effectively.


    He notices his tendency to delay addressing conflict and how it leads to negative consequences


    Anthony is introduced to the 'TIE' (Truth, Immediacy, and Efficacy) model as a new tool for navigating confrontation and communication



    Connect with Anthony

    https://www.foundationsbc.com/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-dickerson/

    • 44 min
    228. The Power of Resilience and Turning Adversity into Opportunity w/Melissa Vera

    228. The Power of Resilience and Turning Adversity into Opportunity w/Melissa Vera

    Melissa Vera, a native of the picturesque landscapes of North Carolina, embodies the spirit of southern charm and resilience. With a passion for frugality, community engagement, and the art of authentic storytelling, she has carved a unique path in the digital realm.

    As the creative force behind the "Adventures of Frugal Mom" blog and the captivating host of the "Chats from the Blog Cabin" podcast, Melissa's impact extends beyond her birthplace. Her commitment to fostering genuine connections and empowering others is evident in her philanthropic endeavors, particularly in initiatives focused on financial literacy, education, and mental health awareness. 



    Main Business Issues:


    Fear of taking chances and vocalizing desires due to anticipated negative outcomes


    Being hesitant to pursue bigger stages and express personal stories 



    Melissa’s Key Insights and Takeaways:


    Healing internal narratives and familial imprints is crucial for both  personal and professional growth


    Building a 'courage muscle' is essential for confronting fears and stepping into new opportunities


    Embracing vulnerability will help in moving past internal and external judgments, so she can connect with her audience better



    Connect with Melissa

    https://adventuresfrugalmom.com

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOhpY-uzzVBH1Ii08ypuxWA

    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/frugalmom/

    Podcast https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/chatsfromtheblogcabin/

    • 43 min
    227. Balancing Business Triumphs with Inner Peace to Redefine Success w/Adrienne Barker

    227. Balancing Business Triumphs with Inner Peace to Redefine Success w/Adrienne Barker

    Adrienne Barker, MAS, is an accomplished Business Consultant and LinkedIn Coach with over 35 years of experience in the promotional products industry. Renowned for her expertise and commitment to corporate etiquette, she offers personalized LinkedIn coaching services through her "LinkedIn Lift" program and hourly consulting in her "I'm You Program." With a keen focus on corporate etiquette, Adrienne ensures that her clients present themselves professionally and effectively in the corporate world. Her mission is to help businesses thrive by providing tailored strategies and solutions for navigating corporate environments with grace and professionalism.



    Main Business Issues:


    Struggling to maintain work-life Balance


    Operating out of frenzy and reactivity


    Difficulty in saying no  and constant availability to her clients 


    Fear of disappointing clients and not providing the best service possible.


    Anxiety and worry around whether is she is doing things correctly



    Adrienne’s Key Insights and Takeaways:


    Adrienne concludes that while her work style has led to business success, she doesn't want to continue living a life dominated by the stress and anxiety it brings. 
    Adrienne recognizes that striving for perfection is leading to anxiety and paralysis.
    She also expresses a desire for change and considers more personal boundaries or alterations in her approach.Connect with Adrienne



    https://www.linkedin.com/in/adriennebarkermas

    https://www.clubhouse.com/@adriennebarker?clubhouse utm_medium=ch_profile&utm_campaign=E_3AaWmrPrnxMxPWzwvWJQ-1106884

    https://www.facebook.com/adrienne.barker628

    https://www.facebook.com/AdrienneBarkerSpeaks?mibextid=LQQJ4d

    https://www.facebook.com/ProGlobalEtiquette?mibextid=LQQJ4d

    https://www.instagram.com/professional_global_etiquette?igsh=Y20xMGZsM2Rtc3Uy&utm_source=qr

    https://linktr.ee/AdrienneBarker?utm_source=linktree_profile_sharesid=8c19406e-bd08-4be7-92f4-b6712678cba6

    • 54 min
    226. The Quest for Confidence and Impact in the Wellness World w/ Amita Sharma

    226. The Quest for Confidence and Impact in the Wellness World w/ Amita Sharma

    Amita Sharma is the co-founder of NourishDoc, a global holistic wellness platform for middle-aged women, Amita has over 20+ years of working for e-commerce, fintech and other high tech companies.

    Inspired by her perimenopausal journey and working in the high tech world, she felt unsupported and embarrassed. She felt a dire need to bring a taboo topic for an open discussion.

    She is on a mission to bring affordable holistic wellness to every woman in the world who is going through a midlife journey of perimenopause and beyond.



    Main Business Issues:


    Struggles with imposter syndrome and a fear of visibility


    Facing internal turmoil as she transitions from the corporate tech world to launching her own business


    Feels she is unable to reach her target audience



    Amita’s Key Insights and Takeaways:


    Amita realizes that her fears of failure and self doubt have been hurdles to her progress.


    Although she gained confidence in the corporate setting, taking the lead in her own business has brought up childhood fears of rejection and low self-esteem.


    Drasko and Amita identify Amita's major issue as a fear of being visible.


    Gaining competence through skill-building is needed to increase her confidence.



    Connect with Amita

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/nourishdoc

    Instagram: www.instagram.com/nourish_doc

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@nourishdoc 

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nourishdoc/

    Website: http://www.nourishdoc.com

    Personal Linked: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amita-sharma-nourishdoc/

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Infertile Mom ,

Time to get real!!

I was one of the guest on this amazing podcast and really grateful for Drasko’s insight- he was completely spot-on!!!

Kaiticorn ,

A Example of Coaching From the Heart

Some of the most holistic and thoughtful coaching I’ve ever seen practiced. Drasko has a way of gently helping people find the solution, rather than yelling at you or telling you what to do. I really believe he is here to help people, he certainly helped me! Give it a listen, for sure

Miriam Gunn ,

Drasko is Insightful and Personable and Practical

His podcasts are full of insight. He is a great podcast guest. He is just a good human.

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