27 episodes

We all know there is a major wage gap between men, women and minorities. When it comes to personal wealth and savings, there is an even bigger gap. Wages are a big factor, but for women and minority owned businesses it is the ability to access the resources to establish, scale and grow our business.
It is a challenge when you get the sense that you are not being taken seriously, to find your way into the prominent networks that drive business only to find there are few that look like me, all while dealing with the pressures of balancing life’s responsibilities and a persistent fear of failure.
Wealth Empowerment State of Mind is a podcast where we share the stories of successful business owners and industry leading financial experts who have found wealth beyond just money. Some stories may make you laugh, make you think or make you cry but all of them will inspire you to embrace your journey towards wealth empowerment.

Wealth Empowerment State of Mind Linda Ruffenach

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

We all know there is a major wage gap between men, women and minorities. When it comes to personal wealth and savings, there is an even bigger gap. Wages are a big factor, but for women and minority owned businesses it is the ability to access the resources to establish, scale and grow our business.
It is a challenge when you get the sense that you are not being taken seriously, to find your way into the prominent networks that drive business only to find there are few that look like me, all while dealing with the pressures of balancing life’s responsibilities and a persistent fear of failure.
Wealth Empowerment State of Mind is a podcast where we share the stories of successful business owners and industry leading financial experts who have found wealth beyond just money. Some stories may make you laugh, make you think or make you cry but all of them will inspire you to embrace your journey towards wealth empowerment.

    Episode 26: Holly Houston - Attorney at Law

    Episode 26: Holly Houston - Attorney at Law

    Linda welcomes Holly Houston to the podcast. Holly is passionate about changing systems to make them work and solving problem, rather than exacerbating them. She is a 20 year solo #FamilyLawyer and she is a #FamilyLaw Mediator who is chair of the LBA Alternative Dispute Resolution section this year, a member of the KBA Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee, an ABA Fellow, a partner and co founder of www.magnumopal.com, an online platform for news written and reported through a woman’s lens, co-founder of Greater Louisville Outstanding Women in 2009, founder of the Human Rights section at the LBA and recipient of the Nathaniel Harper award from the KBA for work promoting diversity in law, a lawyer member of Louisville CEDAW (Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women), a Leadership Louisville Connector, a Junior League sustainer, an ADPi alum and a new mom to Oliver Wendell Houston, who she adopted in December 2020 form the Kentucky Humane Society. She writes articles from her viewpoint about how the world impacts women when she has time.
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    “Find as much joy in every situation that you can, with the knowledge that everything is temporary. ”
    -Holly Houston
    kyfamilylawyer.com
    Holly Houston - LinkedIn
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    www.execuity.com
    linda@execuity.com
    FB - @Execuity 

    • 42 min
    Episode 25: Carol Butler - President, The Goering Center for Family and Private Business

    Episode 25: Carol Butler - President, The Goering Center for Family and Private Business

    Linda welcomes Carol Butler to the podcast. Carol Butler is president of the Goering Center for Family and Private Business, North America’s largest university based educational center serving more than 400 closely held businesses. The Center’s mission is to nurture and educate family and private businesses to drive a vibrant economy. Members receive real-world insights that enlighten, strengthen and prolong family and private business success.
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    Carol is a former Fortune500 Executive with 30 years of experience successfully leading profitable, global businesses within the manufacturing and distribution industries. As she stepped into her second act–management consulting, executive coaching and board service–she also became a volunteer at the Goering Center. This volunteer experience transitioned to her current role as president of the non-profit organization that is affiliated with the Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati where she has also served as an adjunct professor. Carol-having grown up in a family business–is dedicated to making a distinct difference in the success of the family and private business member companies and in the Greater Cincinnati region. Carol serves on the Life Learning Center Board along with3 for profit boards–Wright Brothers Global Gas, R B Tool & Manufacturing and New Riff Distillery. She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
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    “The worst decisions I’ve made in my life are the ones I made by myself.”
    -Carol Butler
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    carol.butler@uc.edu
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    The Goering Center for Family and Private Business
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    LinkedIn
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    www.execuity.com
    linda@execuity.com
    FB - @Execuity 

    • 38 min
    Episode 24: Ingrid Marinez - Strategic Alliance Consultants

    Episode 24: Ingrid Marinez - Strategic Alliance Consultants

    Linda welcomes Ingrid Martinez of Strategic Alliance Contultants to the show. Ingrid tells her story that begins in Cuba, getting a degree in Civil Engineering before moving to the United States, and building on her experience in a variety of industries; ultimately helping minority-owned contractors attain their minority certification, manage bids from the beginning stages until the completion of a project, and win contracts in the Federal Government sector. In this respect, we offer them our technical expertiese on several essential areas, such as: business intelligence, construction bid evaluation, and preparation, proposal management and technical writing, and marketing services and research.
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    "Once I learned I have choices, it was like a weight lifting off my shoulders."
    -Ingrid Martinez
    LinkedIn 
    strategicallianceconsultants.com
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    www.execuity.com
    linda@execuity.com
    FB - @Execuity

    • 40 min
    Episode 23: Violetta Terpeluk

    Episode 23: Violetta Terpeluk

    Linda welcomes Violetta Terpeluk to WE State of Mind to share her story that spans around the globe, from the US to China and back again. Violetta touches on her hardships and early opportunities that shaped her and set her on the path into the world of business. 
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    "Remember that our happiness isn't in the future, but the present moment.”
    -Violetta Terpeluk
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    Connect with Violetta on Linkedin Here. 
    www.ameripriseadvisors.com/violetta.s.terpeluk/profile/ 

    • 45 min
    Episode 22: Vanessa Pennoyer - Go 2 Girl

    Episode 22: Vanessa Pennoyer - Go 2 Girl

    Linda welcomes Vanessa Pennoyer to the show. Vanessa talks listeners through her journey beginning in corporate environments and her experience of networking and listening to people’s needs that ultimately rolled into Go 2 Girl. Go 2 Girl is an initiative to help diverse-owned businesses seek or obtain certification and navigate the time-consuming portal process. Vanessa is working for transparency in corporate systems and advocacy towards fair opportunities.
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    "My passion is to change the transparency."
    -Vanessa Pennoyer
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    https://www.go2girl4results.com/
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    https://www.linkedin.com/in/vanessapennoyer/ 

    • 30 min
    Episode 21: Cathy Fyock - The Business Book Strategist

    Episode 21: Cathy Fyock - The Business Book Strategist

    Linda welcomes Cathy Fyock to the show. Cathy is The Business Book Strategist; helping people outline and focus their ambition and efforts to write their book, showcasing their business and expertise. She shares some invaluable advice pertaining to knowing your price, knowing your worth, and knowing your passion.
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    “Pay attention to what you’re passionate about.”
    -Cathy Flock
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    www.cathyfyock.com
    @thebusinessbookstrategist
    LinkedIn 

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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Love this podcast

Amazing stories of fantastic business owners and what led to their success. Very inspiring and each podcast leaves me thinking about what I can be doing differently to invest in my business and build wealth.

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Linda has a wealth of knowledge and I love the perspective of bringing on new guests to give different perspectives to the business world. 5/5 all day long. Great job, Linda!

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