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Women in the Business Arena explores the real journey to business success and the twists and turns to experience real liberation. Sonya Stattmann, Success Strategist for Women and Laura Shook Guzman, Somatic Psychotherapist, address the real challenges you face in the business arena and talk honestly about their own journeys towards more freedom.

Women in the Business Arena Sonya Stattmann: Success Strategist for Women with special guest Somatic Ps

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0, 8 Ratings

Women in the Business Arena explores the real journey to business success and the twists and turns to experience real liberation. Sonya Stattmann, Success Strategist for Women and Laura Shook Guzman, Somatic Psychotherapist, address the real challenges you face in the business arena and talk honestly about their own journeys towards more freedom.

    EP155: (Part 1) Demystifying Marketing and Sales

    EP155: (Part 1) Demystifying Marketing and Sales

    You can’t escape sales if you’re a business owner, so it’s your job to get really good converting people into clients. That has to come before your marketing, but a lot of us are getting caught up in the fun, creative aspects of marketing and pushing our sales process to the side. But that’s backwards, and today we’re going to tell you why.
    In this episode, Laura and I start off talking about the difference between marketing and sales so you have some clear definitions to work with. Then we talk about why we need to focus on sales and getting good at that before we worry about marketing ourselves in every channel under the sun. 
    We also chat about why you shouldn’t give people free advice when you’re on a sales call, why you should practice closing sales, and why being better at converting will make your marketing easier. And we walk through this process with Laura’s business as an example so you can get a clear idea of what this advice looks like in practice.
    (PS: We recorded this episode before everything with COVID-19 really took off, so we won't be recording part 2 of this series until it is relevant for you again. Stay safe & well.
    Join us in the Women in the Business Arena Group on Facebook - we would love to have you!
    For show notes & more information, check out sonyastattmann.com/listen.

    • 36 min
    EP154: Navigating Disrupted Patterns in Life and Business

    EP154: Navigating Disrupted Patterns in Life and Business

    How are you doing this week, everyone? How are you adjusting to the many changes we’re all experiencing, both on a household level and on a collective, societal level? There is a lot happening, and Laura and I know that there is a strong desire to run out and help (as well as a very tempting 24-hour news cycle to keep up with). 
    Today we wanted to do what we do best: zoom out and try to understand how the developing situation with the coronavirus is affecting our bodies, our psychologies, our purpose, and our ways of being in the world. 
    Laura and I dive into how we are navigating the current situation and caring for ourselves and our families while this all develops. We talk about using tools like meditation and time in nature to reconnect with, ground and calm ourselves before serving others. 
    We also talk about the need to unplug from information overload, how we can support our local communities right now, and why we need to be in touch with our own inner wisdom more than ever.
    Join us in the Women in the Business Arena Group on Facebook - we would love to have you!
    For show notes & more information, check out sonyastattmann.com/listen.

    • 39 min
    EP153: How to Ground Yourself During Uncertain Times

    EP153: How to Ground Yourself During Uncertain Times

    I know a lot has happened in the past couple weeks as we’ve seen the impact of the coronavirus unfold. Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, I hope you are safe and able to keep in touch with those you love. 
    I wanted to record a quick episode for you with some tips for staying grounded as we all learn to navigate this situation. No matter what, we have to remember to take care of ourselves while this is all going on.
    In this episode I talk about why getting grounded is the number one thing we need to do right now. I then talk about why we are going to have to get good at shifting and controlling our attention as we work to run our businesses amid everything else going on. And to close out, I’ll tell you why I think we as women business owners need to continue to be bold and offer our services right now.
    Join us in the Women in the Business Arena Group on Facebook - we would love to have you!
    For show notes & more information, check out sonyastattmann.com/listen.

    • 21 min
    EP152: Showing Up Compassionately for Challenging Days in Business

    EP152: Showing Up Compassionately for Challenging Days in Business

    What do you do when it feels hard to show up in your business? Do you push yourself and grind it out, or do you scale back and slow down? If you’re a longtime listener of the show, I think you can guess which one I lean toward. :D
    It is so important for us to have self-compassion when these hard days (or weeks, or months!) show up in our businesses. They are a part of life, so it is important to have the space to slow things down when we need to. But so many people design their businesses as if they will always be able to work at full capacity, which makes it hard to scale back when it becomes necessary.
    In this week’s episode Laura and I are talking about this topic because we’ve both felt the need to step back and slow down lately. Whether it’s a sick kid, a lack of creative energy or a need to redefine our business, it is so crucial to be able to take a breather from our work when we feel that it is needed.
    Laura and I dive into capacity, why we need to build space into our business model, and how we can be compassionate with ourselves when we aren’t showing up at 100%.
    Join us in the Women in the Business Arena Group on Facebook - we would love to have you!
    For show notes & more information, check out sonyastattmann.com/listen.

    • 33 min
    EP151: Discovering Your Voice and Your Power with Sunshine Kamaloni

    EP151: Discovering Your Voice and Your Power with Sunshine Kamaloni

    When you speak, do you speak from an aligned place? Do you feel rooted in your experiences, truth, and unique perspective? I think that it is so important for every woman to develop their own voice, whether you are operating in the world of business or just in life.
    Uncovering your authentic voice isn’t something that can be planned out or approached strategically. You have to integrate life’s experiences and develop your own perspective over time. That is how you develop a voice that can help change the world. 
    In this week’s episode I’m joined by a special guest: Sunshine Kamaloni! Sunshine and I have worked together as she’s not only developed her voice but started her business. Sunshine is an advocate for a more feminine approach to social justice and equity. Her work aims to disrupt, question and shift long-held narratives about justice in order to encourage new and more embodied ways of being in the world. 
    Sunshine is the perfect person to talk about how you can raise your voice for the things you’re passionate about, but do so in a way that is authentic to you and rooted in your feminine power. We also discuss having congruity between how you think, feel, and show up and how this alignment shines through when you speak. 
    Join us in the Women in the Business Arena Group on Facebook - we would love to have you!
    For show notes & more information, check out sonyastattmann.com/listen.

    • 37 min
    EP150: (Part 2) Operating Your Business in Your Feminine Power

    EP150: (Part 2) Operating Your Business in Your Feminine Power

    When you’re going about your day and ticking things off your business to do list, do you pause to check in with your intuition? What about when you’re hiring someone to help you in your business. Are you doing it from a place of power, or because you feel like you have no idea what you’re doing and need to be told what to do?
    These are just a couple areas where bringing a more feminine approach to our businesses can help us feel more confident and grounded. And when we feel confident and grounded in our work, we’re going to make better decisions and create a lot more success.
    I hope you caught last week’s podcast episode all about bringing a more feminine lens to business. This week, Laura and I are building on that discussion and offering you some practical tips and strategies for integrating the feminine into the way you run your business every single day. 
    We talk about the balance of masculine and feminine energies in business and why trusting yourself is at the core of this process. We also share some of our favorite ways to check in with the feminine as we work, including how to hire from a place of power and self-compassion and how to stay mindful of time with a more feminine lens.
    Join us in the Women in the Business Arena Group on Facebook - we would love to have you!
    For show notes & more information, check out sonyastattmann.com/listen.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Michaela A H ,

Refreshing take on business and what it takes to be successful

I absolutely love Sonya and Laura’s approach to business. Their ideas and strategies keep you accountable to your business, your clients, and yourself, but they always hold space for you to take care of yourself, too. I’ve learned so much from this show already!

UJ4 ,

True Divine Mature Feminine

I found this part 1 one episode clarifying and inspiring, addressing what it really means to understanding and living in the or with the Feminine. Let’s not treat it as a fad, or trend. But rather it is reconnecting with past cultures recognizing in big ways the the wisdom and reverence inherent in woman time, woman being. Brilliant.

LBlei ,

Highly Recommend for Women in Business

This podcast makes me feel uncomfortably seen at times as if the hosts are speaking directly to me. (LOL) I really enjoy the segments that are split into different episodes covering a specific topic. The segments give me a chance to digest and think on then come back to and refine in the continuations. Go listen!

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