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Join Host Natalie Benamou, Founder of HerCsuite®, as she interviews industry experts and leaders who share inspiration, personal stories about life, career, health and fulfillment.

Now more than ever, women need to feel valued, less stressed, hear positive stories, and increase your career satisfaction. Episodes are packed with information you can use in your career and life every day.

Every week, we drop a new episode designed to lift you up. Stay up to date and get the show notes at HerCsuite.com. With over 150 episodes, be sure to tune in each week to catch the latest interview.

We would be so honored if you would give us a review at Apple Podcasts and help us support as many women leaders as possible.

HerCsuite® advances women faster with mastermind circles and turnkey women's programs, networking events and private hubs for entrepreneurs and coaches. You have a demanding schedule and our c-suite level programs take less time to move forward. Our custom built network and app is built by women for women who want to connect in meaningful ways.

About the Host
Natalie Benamou is a serial podcast host. Her first podcast, Rock Your Trade Show, had 100 episodes until 2020. Natalie is a purpose-driven leader helping organizations and individuals accelerate growth and amplify their impact in advancing more women and improving women’s health outcomes. Both shows have had a wide mix of guests including big influencers, authors and leaders.

This podcast provides an opportunity for HerCsuite® leaders to gain visibility and share their expertise. My focus is always to elevate members of the HerCsuite® network community at every opportunity"-Natalie Benamou, Host and Founder of HerCsuite®.

Natalie is also a speaker, moderator, facilitator and podcast guest appearing on shows like Brave Women at Work, Conscious Millionaire Show, Lioness Magazine, Roz Usheroff Podcast, What's Your Ask, Go Find Out The Career Switch Podcast, Social Sales Link Podcast, United SHE Stands and Classy Career Girl.

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Join Host Natalie Benamou, Founder of HerCsuite®, as she interviews industry experts and leaders who share inspiration, personal stories about life, career, health and fulfillment.

Now more than ever, women need to feel valued, less stressed, hear positive stories, and increase your career satisfaction. Episodes are packed with information you can use in your career and life every day.

Every week, we drop a new episode designed to lift you up. Stay up to date and get the show notes at HerCsuite.com. With over 150 episodes, be sure to tune in each week to catch the latest interview.

We would be so honored if you would give us a review at Apple Podcasts and help us support as many women leaders as possible.

HerCsuite® advances women faster with mastermind circles and turnkey women's programs, networking events and private hubs for entrepreneurs and coaches. You have a demanding schedule and our c-suite level programs take less time to move forward. Our custom built network and app is built by women for women who want to connect in meaningful ways.

About the Host
Natalie Benamou is a serial podcast host. Her first podcast, Rock Your Trade Show, had 100 episodes until 2020. Natalie is a purpose-driven leader helping organizations and individuals accelerate growth and amplify their impact in advancing more women and improving women’s health outcomes. Both shows have had a wide mix of guests including big influencers, authors and leaders.

This podcast provides an opportunity for HerCsuite® leaders to gain visibility and share their expertise. My focus is always to elevate members of the HerCsuite® network community at every opportunity"-Natalie Benamou, Host and Founder of HerCsuite®.

Natalie is also a speaker, moderator, facilitator and podcast guest appearing on shows like Brave Women at Work, Conscious Millionaire Show, Lioness Magazine, Roz Usheroff Podcast, What's Your Ask, Go Find Out The Career Switch Podcast, Social Sales Link Podcast, United SHE Stands and Classy Career Girl.

Keep shining your light bright. The world needs you!

Rate and review this podcast on your favorite podcast player.
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    An Insider Look at 'Think Like a Brand. Act Like a Startup.' with Lauren Perkins, Founder, Entrepreneur, Author

    An Insider Look at 'Think Like a Brand. Act Like a Startup.' with Lauren Perkins, Founder, Entrepreneur, Author

    Unlock the dance between agility and stability with Lauren Perkins, a seasoned founder, entrepreneur and author.  Lauren sits down with host Natalie Benamou and explores all things entrepreneurship.  Hear the behind the scenes story of her new book released June 11th ‘Think Like a Brand, Act Like a Startup'. Lauren shares her journey from journalism to community management and brand marketing. 

    Dive into the lessons she’s distilled in her latest book and discover how understanding customer needs and creating immersive experiences can transform your business. Lauren’s expertise in scaling businesses across startup and corporate landscapes offers rich, actionable insights for entrepreneurs at every stage.

    Join us for an episode filled with inspiring stories and practical advice designed to help you thrive, whether you're in the startup trenches or climbing the corporate ladder.

    Key Takeaways:
    Balancing Stability and Agility: Understand when your business needs stability and when it requires agility, and leverage the benefits of both to achieve success.

    Customer-Centric Approach: Prioritize understanding customer needs and creating immersive experiences to transform your business.

    Mentorship: Seek mentors and build meaningful one-on-one interactions to navigate entrepreneurial challenges effectively.

    Adaptability: Be prepared to pivot and adapt, especially during crises, to ensure long-term success and sustainability.

    Join us for this inspiring episode filled with practical advice and stories designed to help you thrive, whether you’re in the startup trenches or climbing the corporate ladder. Don’t miss out on the valuable lessons from Lauren Perkins’ journey and her latest book, "Think Like a Brand. Act Like a Startup." available on Amazon

    Favorite Quotes:
    "Think Like a Brand, Act Like a Startup’ is about the dance between stability and agility, leveraging the benefits of both to connect deeply with your customers and create immersive experiences."-Lauren Perkins

    "Balancing stability and agility is not about choosing one over the other. It's about understanding when your business needs the steadfastness of a big brand and the nimbleness of a startup to thrive."-Lauren Perkins

    In entrepreneurship, don't shy away from asking for help. 

    The right mentors and one-on-one interactions can be transformative, helping you navigate complex relationships and leverage your strengths.


    Leveraging big brand resources for startup growth isn't just about access to capital or technology. It's about creating a symbiotic relationship where innovation meets infrastructure to drive exponential success.

    This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite® Entrepreneur Mastermind Circle

    Thank you Lauren, for being a featured guest. Congratulations on your new book: Think Like a Brand, Act Like a Startup and for being a featured speaker for HerCsuite® Entrepreneur Circle.

    Special thanks to Carlton PR

    About Lauren Perkins
    Entrepreneurship is in Lauren Perkins' DNA. An expert at scale, she started and helmed multiple companies before pivoting to corporate innovation and venture building, helping thousands of startups and corporate innovations succeed. She’s best known as a General Assembly founding instructor, Columbia University entrepreneur in residence, Microsoft for Startups managing director, and the author of The Community Manager's Playbook.
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    • 27 min
    Cultivating Creative Passions with Candice Lee MacAulay, Multi-Passionate Creative Entrepreneur

    Cultivating Creative Passions with Candice Lee MacAulay, Multi-Passionate Creative Entrepreneur

    Unlock your creative potential with the inspiring story of Candice Lee MacAulay  From navigating the world of PR and communications to testing video games in Japan, Candice's unconventional path led her to become a successful romance novelist and a thriving e-commerce entrepreneur. 

    Learn how she harnessed her passion for storytelling and diversified her creative projects to avoid burnout, eventually creating personalized affirmation cards that resonate with her audience. Her journey is a testament to the power of pursuing what you love and finding fulfillment in unexpected places.

    Candice talks with host Natalie Benamou about the concept of "bad art" and the liberating idea of starting without the fear of imperfection. Explore the joy of rediscovering creative passions and how they can enhance your professional life. I share my own experience of falling back in love with music through modern apps, and how this rekindled hobby has added a new dimension to my work. 

    Advice on Finding Your Creative Passion: Make bad art. Do something, anything that will bring joy and excitement even if you are not good.
    Step 1: Be bad at something
    Step 2: It doesn’t matter if you stay bad at it
    Step 3: Ask yourself, what would you do if it didn’t matter if you didn’t make money doing it.

    Rewiring the brain: If you get used to be bad at something. This was fun. I enjoy it.
    What happens when our brains try creativity? “Maybe I am bad at this, but it doesn’t matter, because it is fun.”

    Make bad art. Do something, anything that will bring joy and excitement even if you are not good. Whether you're an aspiring author, a multi-passionate entrepreneur, or someone looking to reignite their creative spark, this episode is packed with practical advice and heartfelt stories to inspire you. 

    Don't miss out, and remember to share your own creative experiences with us!

    Favorite Quotes
    “The first step to being good at something, is being bad at something.”-Candice Lee MacAulay

    “Creating for the sake of creation is worth it in of itself”-Candice Lee MacAulay

    Thank you Candice for being on the show today. We want to give a shout out to Lioness Magazine and their monthly networking events for women where we met!

    Thank you to our listeners. Please rate and review the show on  your favorite podcast platform.
    Keep shining your light bright. The world needs you.
    This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite® Connect Circles. Now you can bring your business inside a powerful community designed by women for women. Schedule a call to learn more.

    About our Guest
    Candice Lee MacAulay is a multi-passionate creative entrepreneur, multi-six-figure bestselling author, singer-songwriter, amateur music producer, affirmation product designer, and e-com store owner. As a Creativity Facilitator she helps those with a creative soul that's been drained and neglected re-fill their creative well so they can find fulfillment and joy in life again. 
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    • 25 min
    Cultivating Connections for C-Suite Success with Liesl Schmidt, COO, River Valley Community Bank

    Cultivating Connections for C-Suite Success with Liesl Schmidt, COO, River Valley Community Bank

    In a world where your network is your net worth, understanding the art of building influential connections is crucial for anyone aiming for the C-Suite or a Board Director role. Liesl Schmidt, a seasoned leader with decades of experience in commercial banking, offers a masterclass on cultivating connections to pay it forward.  

    Discover how intentional relationship-building and strategic alliances can open doors to remarkable opportunities and career advancements.  Hear firsthand from Liesl as she shares: “Early in my career, I was mostly focused on routine tasks in banking, but the landscape rapidly changed with digital transformation. My advice to anyone listening is to always be prepared to evolve with your industry.”

    Key Takeaways:
    1. The Power of Strategic Networking: Learn how to identify and engage with key individuals who can influence your career trajectory.
    2. Building Lasting Professional Relationships: Discover tips on nurturing connections that are both meaningful and mutually beneficial.
    3. Leveraging Leadership Roles: Gain insights into using your network to secure leadership positions and board roles.

    Favorite Quotes from Liesl Schmidt:
    "Every interaction in your career serves as a mini-interview; it's your chance to leave a lasting impression."

    “Learning to adapt and embrace new technologies not only kept me relevant but also propelled my career forward.” 

    "Connections have been key to paying it forward throughout my career. It’s about lifting as we climb and making sure we’re not climbing alone."

    "Executive sponsorship is more than mentorship. It's about being someone's champion in the rooms where decisions are made.”

    Tune in to harness the strategies that helped Liesl Schmidt advance her career and discover how you can apply these lessons to elevate your own career.

    We would be grateful if you rate and review this podcast on your favorite podcast player and share with a friend or colleague today.

    We thank Liesl Schmidt for being a featured guest, speaker and member of HerCsuite® Boards Mastermind circle. Special thanks to Naomi Kent, HerCsuite® Boards Circle Chair for introducing us.

    Keep shining your light bright. The world needs you.

    About Liesl Schmidt:
    Liesl Schmidt has spent over 30 years in commercial banking, with both Community and Super Regional banks. Currently, she is the Chief Operations Officer at River Valley Community Bank in Northern California, where she actively participates on their board. Before her current role, she was an Executive Vice President at U.S. Bank, the 5th largest bank in the United States. 

    In addition to her banking expertise, she serves as a Director on the Adventist Health Community Board-Rideout Hospital, with a special interest in agriculture. Liesl specializes in organizational risk mitigation, growing companies while innovating and maintaining efficiencies, and has experience on the governance, audit, and compensation committees.
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    • 20 min
    Empowering Women's Health Outcomes with Anjana Sreedhar, MPA

    Empowering Women's Health Outcomes with Anjana Sreedhar, MPA

    How can we improve women's health outcomes? Take a listen to our featured guest, Anjana Sreedhar, a passionate advocate for women's health and a seasoned expert in organization development. Anjana sheds light on the historical and ongoing challenges women face in healthcare, while offering a hopeful outlook for the future. Her deep insights and thoughtful commentary provide valuable lessons for anyone interested in improving healthcare systems and supporting women's well-being.

    Anjana Sreedhar talks with host Natalie Benamou about her book: Health Care of a Thousand Slights and the information she uncovered in both writing the book and also in the work she does now.

    Key Takeaways:
    1. Historical Context: Understand the long-standing male dominance in the medical field and its impact on women's health.
    2. Present-Day Issues: Learn about the persistent challenges women face, including under-diagnosis and lack of research in women's health.
    3. Future Optimism: Discover the growing recognition of the need for better investment and research in women's health.
    4. Holistic Care: Explore the importance of providing safe, respectful, and clinically sound care for women.
    5. Advocacy and Change: Gain insights into the steps needed to create a more equitable healthcare system for women.

     Quotes from Anjana Sreedhar:
    1. "The past has laid bare everything that's going on in the present in women's healthcare."
    2. "Women deserve to access care that is safe, respectable, and clinically sound so they can live the lives they deserve."
    3. "As a society, we're starting to understand the need to invest in the questions around women's health."

    Tune in to hear Anjana Sreedhar’s compelling perspectives on the evolution of women's healthcare and her vision for a brighter future.

    This podcast is sponsored by HER HEALTHX, a nonprofit focused on ending medical gaslighting and improving health outcomes for women. 

    We invite you to share, rate and review this podcast on your favorite streaming platform.

    Keep Shining your light bright. The world needs you.
    Special thanks to Priya Bathija, Founder and CEO of Nyoo Health, for introducing us!

    About Anjana Sreedhar:
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    Website:https://anjanasreedhar.mystrikingly.com/

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    • 27 min
    Building a Burnout-Free Career and Life with Brooke Dukes, CEO, BMD Consulting

    Building a Burnout-Free Career and Life with Brooke Dukes, CEO, BMD Consulting

    Transformation starts with a personal experience and in the case of our guest, Brooke Dukes, a life altering event 30,000 feet in the air.  Take a listen to this conversation with host Natalie Benamou and Brooke Dukes, the CEO of BMD Consulting.  Brooke is not only an accomplished leader but also a torchbearer for individuals striving to carve a career and life away from feeling the crush burnout. 

    Brooke takes us through her unique journey and shares profound insights from her new bestselling book, "Burn On, Not Out: Finding Fulfillment Beyond Success." Her book provides a comprehensive guide to those who are in search of a delicate balance between professional triumph and personal contentment.

    The importance of authentic leadership, the power of vulnerability in fostering empowerment, and the art of charting a path towards inner tranquility amidst the corporate hustle, are all focal points of our discussion. Discover the secrets of leading a life that is fueled by fulfillment rather than being dimmed by exhaustion.

    Key points
    Learn how to burn on and burn forward into a life where there’s no more stressful striving for external rewardsRemove pressure to be perfect or “enough”,Discover how to stop trying to live up to the standards or expectations that emerged from your parents or your young, wounded self.
    Favorite Quotes
    1. "It's time to step off the hustle bus and into your life of flow you were naturally meant to be living in." - Brooke Dukes

    2. "You can have success and fulfillment. It's not easy and it takes some work and it takes some discipline and some boundaries, but it can be done and I want more women to experience that." - Brooke Dukes

    3. "We have to build that habit and then let the habit get the result." - Brooke Dukes

    Thank you Brooke, for sharing these insights and for helping us all Burn On, Not Out!

    Help others find us by rating and reviewing this show on your favorite player. Share it with a friend and help her burn on, not out!

    Keep shining your light bright. The world needs you.

    About Brooke Dukes
    Brooke’s high-paced career in corporate reached a crossroads during her second pregnancy. Eight months pregnant and on bed rest, her boss gave her an ultimatum– fly 8 hours on an international flight to close a $500M deal or lose the entire commission she’d worked for months to earn. She closed the deal but went into labor on the return flight, 30,000 feet above ground on a plane full of men. Thankfully, the emergency response team that met them when they landed were able to stop the labor, ensuring she and her daughter, Ryann, were both healthy.

    Endangering her unborn child for the sake of a commission became the wake-up call she needed to redefine her life and to start helping other women redefine theirs. From that point forward, Brooke has used her corporate background and her expertise in human behavior transformation to empower women to take back control of their lives, to align their career paths with their true values, and to realize that happiness leads to success–not the other way around.

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    • 30 min
    Bridging the Gap Between Knowing and Doing with Margie Oleson, CEO, Founder, Oleson Consulting LLC

    Bridging the Gap Between Knowing and Doing with Margie Oleson, CEO, Founder, Oleson Consulting LLC

    Today we explore the intersection of knowledge and action with the insightful Dr. Margie Oleson. Take a listen to host Natalie Benamou and Dr. Oleson as she shares secrets of turning knowledge into meaningful deeds. Dr. Oleson, a renowned expert in applied psychology and behavioral science, will be our guide as we navigate the gap between knowing what to do and actually doing it.

    Get ready to discover practical strategies, actionable insights, and inspiring stories that will empower you to bridge the divide between knowledge and action.

    3 Key Points
    1. Understand the Knowing-Doing Gap: Dr. Oleson explains details behind why we often struggle to translate knowledge into action. From cognitive biases to environmental influences, uncover the barriers that hinder our ability to apply what we know.

    2. Strategies for Implementation: Explore evidence-based techniques and behavioral strategies that facilitate effective action. Learn how to overcome procrastination, cultivate habits, and design environments that promote consistent follow-through.

    3.Harnessing Motivation and Willpower: Discover the secrets to sustaining motivation and bolstering willpower. Dr. Oleson shares insights on tapping into intrinsic drivers, setting compelling goals, and fostering resilience in the face of challenges.

    Favorite Quotes:
    1. "I've seen countless individuals who possess vast knowledge but struggle to translate it into tangible action. Understanding this gap is the first step towards bridging it." - Dr. Margie Oleson

    2. "Action doesn't always require monumental efforts; sometimes, it's the small, consistent steps that lead to significant change." - Dr. Margie Oleson

    3. "By aligning our actions with our values and aspirations, we can ignite a powerful sense of purpose that propels us forward." - Dr. Margie Oleson


    "Understanding is the first step towards transformation is what we do with that understanding that truly defines us." - Dr. Margie Oleson"In the journey from knowing to doing, it's not just about taking action but also about being mindful and intentional in our choices." - Dr. Margie Oleson"True progress is not just about what we accomplish externally, but also about the growth and evolution that happens within ourselves along the way." - Dr. Margie Oleson
    Thank you Dr. Oleson for being on the show today and a special thank you to Anastasia Lipske, Founder of Access Speakers, who connected us. Both Dr. Margie Oleson and Anastasia are members of HerCsuite® and we come full circle on our ecosystem with the original introduction from Bobbie Carlton, Founder of Innovation Women.
    Keep shining your light bright. The world needs you.

    About Dr. Margie Oleson:
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Natalie Benamou is a consummate podcast host - sharing her knowledge and experience while generously paving the way for her guests to bring out their own skills and stories. Natalie helps guests feel comfortable and valued, which encouraged me to feel like I'm part of a conversation, even though we were talking about the complexities of leadership in organizations. She gave me permission to focus on the most important insights to share with listeners of the HerCSuite podcast. Thanks for the rewarding interview, Natalie!

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