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Interviewed by Deirdre Breakenridge, women around the globe share their incredible stories--from the heights of success to the agony of defeat.

Women Worldwide with Deirdre Breakenridge Deirdre Breakenridge

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Interviewed by Deirdre Breakenridge, women around the globe share their incredible stories--from the heights of success to the agony of defeat.

    Find Prosperity and Success This Year

    Find Prosperity and Success This Year

    It’s a new year and for many of us, we’re looking to make this year the most profitable and successful ever. But how do we do that? What do we do differently to create different results from years prior? Joining me to chat all about prosperity and success is Samantha Varner.
    Samantha focuses on helping other women find success and consistent profit in their businesses. She founded She Collective in 2018 to serve female entrepreneurs as a profit coach and money-making business creator. 
    It wasn’t until she had to move three times, to three different countries, in quick succession that she realized the value of having and building her own business. Rather than having to obtain accreditation every single time she moved, her business would move and grow with her. 
    Listen as she shares why she’s so passionate about helping women find and own their financial independence. It all starts with becoming financially aware and the first step to awareness is knowledge. Learn how to track your finances in a way that isn’t burdensome and allows you to make sound financial decisions in your business and life. 
    Are you ready to find prosperity and success this year? 
    Show Notes: [01:45] Welcome back and get ready to learn about profitability from Samantha Varner.  [03:08] How did she get to the point of launching her business to help women in leadership?  [05:47] Did her background help her form her business and get it out there? [07:28] What blocks women from their prosperity?  [10:53] How do you become more financially aware?  [12:22] Learn the steps to creating consistent profitability.  [14:42] Has she had any AHA or UH OH moments that stuck with her?  [14:39] What inspires her to keep going and keep helping others? [20:38] Does she ever feel stressed or have to overcome challenges?  [23:17] Samantha shares what you can do to find your prosperity this year.  [24:40] Connect with Samantha.   Links and Resources: She Collective She Needs Grit Podcast Instagram Facebook YouTube FOLLOW ME AT:
    Website: https://www.deirdrebreakenridge.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dbreakenridge/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeirdreBreak... Twitter: https://twitter.com/dbreakenridge LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deirdrebr… Email: deirdre@pureperformancecomm.com

    • 26 min
    What is Communications Flow?

    What is Communications Flow?

    Have you ever had a perfect moment on stage or during a meeting where you just felt “on”? Everything you said came out perfectly, you felt comfortable and calm, and you were connecting with your audience? You were in your communications flow. 
    Listen as I share three techniques to help you get into your flow more quickly. 
    Everything starts with breath. Not just any breathing. The deep, rhythmic breaths that you take from your diaphragm. This type of breathing will help you calm any nerves and get your body ready to perform. 
    Next, you’ll want to visualize your perfect presentation. Imagine yourself in front of your audience, presenting your information. Imagine it going perfectly. Imagine yourself truly rocking your presentation. If you can visualize it, then your brain will believe it to be true which helps that perfect moment come to fruition. 
    Lastly, you want your words to connect with your body language. This means you need to channel your energy into your arms and hands so that you can better paint a picture for your audience. On stage body language is key to having an amazing presentation. 
    Getting into your communications flow faster means having less awkward build-up as you get into the rhythm of your presentation. You’ll start off strong which will help your audience trust you more quickly and take away more from their time with you.
    Show Notes: [01:27] Do you know when you’re in your communications flow?  [02:52] Getting into your flow starts with proper breathing.  [03:48] Then you want to start visualizing the perfect communication moment.  [05:07] You’ll then want your words to connect with your body language. Which means channeling energy.  [06:58] Getting in flow means you’re calm and relaxed and these techniques will help you.  Links and Resources: FOLLOW ME AT:
    Website: https://www.deirdrebreakenridge.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dbreakenridge/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeirdreBreak... Twitter: https://twitter.com/dbreakenridge LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deirdrebr… Email: deirdre@pureperformancecomm.com

    • 7 min
    Do You Know How Brilliant You Are?

    Do You Know How Brilliant You Are?

    “Your comfort is where your dreams go to die.” - Nicole Roberts Jones
    If you read or hear that statement and start feeling some emotions come up, then this is truly the episode for you. Nicole Roberts Jones is a coach, speaker, and author who has found her purpose in drawing out what’s best in others. 
    She knew from a young age that she wanted to be in the entertainment business, but what she found when she got there was that she wasn’t quite fulfilling her purpose. She loved her job. She loved her work. She loved the people she was working with. But she wasn’t lit up. 
    Fast forward several years and she was working with young ladies through a non-profit, helping them figure out their brilliance. She. Lit. Up. She knew then and there, she’d found her purpose. 
    Now she works with entrepreneurs to create multiple streams of income from what they already know in order to build an empire from their expertise. She is sharing her tips and advice right here and let me tell you, her words are fire. 
    Listen in to hear her advice and grab your very own free copy of her eBook, Alongside My 9 to 5 - Free eBook. You won’t regret it.
    Show Notes: [01:39] Welcome Nicole Roberts to chat all about your brilliance.  [02:51] What made her shift to entrepreneurship?  [06:03] The things that stop us from stepping into our purpose.  [09:18] Hear Nicole’s purpose framework and why it’s so important.  [12:54] How this framework applies to a corporate position.  [14:31] What she hopes people take away from her book. [16:57] You can serve more people when you learn how to multiply. [17:33] Nicole shares an AHA moment she had while building her business.  [20:12] How did she find her first coach?  [22:07] Does she ever get stressed? How does she manage it?  [23:51] Nicole’s parting advice for the community.  [24:50] Connect with Nicole. Links and Resources: Becoming by Michelle Obama Nicole’s Website **Alongside My 9 to 5 - Free eBook** Find Your FIERCE by Nicole Roberts Jones Be the Answer by Nicole Roberts Jones Define Your Own Way by Nicole Roberts Jones It’s Your Time to Shine by Nicole Roberts Jones Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn FOLLOW ME AT:
    Website: https://www.deirdrebreakenridge.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dbreakenridge/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeirdreBreak... Twitter: https://twitter.com/dbreakenridge LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deirdrebr… Email: deirdre@pureperformancecomm.com

    • 26 min
    What’s Your Leadership Style?

    What’s Your Leadership Style?

    We all have strengths and weaknesses and those traits play a huge part in our leadership style. So, how do we figure out what our leadership style is? Ken Jacobs joins me to share his thoughts on the differences between coaching and consulting and why understanding yourself is the key to knowing your personal leadership style. 
    Ken has been in the communications field for many years. He started off working in agencies and PR firms and realized he wasn’t fulfilling his purpose. After sitting down with a lovely Venn Diagram, he knew the path he wanted to take. 
    He’s now a communications and leadership consultant and executive coach helping everyone from c-suite executives to small business owners master their personal brand of leadership. For Ken it all starts with a good assessment. 
    It’s hard to understand yourself if you have no insights into how your brain operates. 
    Listen as he shares amazing insights into the mind of a leader and why the differences between coaching and consulting are extremely important. Want to hear more of Ken’s fantastic advice? Check out his podcast, Taking the Lead!
    Show Notes: [01:21] What kind of a leader are you?  [03:04] Welcome back Ken Jacobs to chat all about leadership styles. [04:17] Why did Ken decide to launch his business and do what he’s doing today?  [06:00] Learn the difference between consulting and coaching.  [08:30] When coaching it’s important to empower your client to figure things out on their own.  [10:10] How do assessments enhance and inform coaching?  [13:00] When you’re coaching, your client is doing the heavy lifting.  [13:58] Learn how Ken decides to use which assessments to take when he starts a coaching relationship. [16:21] Are there free assessments people can take?  [19:43] When you find something that works, you want to bring that to all engagements.  [20:32] What has he learned about himself as he’s gone through these assessments?  [23:25] Ken shares his parting advice for the community.  [24:52] Connect with Ken.  Links and Resources: Taking the Lead Energy Leadership Index Assessment Jacobs Consulting & Executive Coaching Email | LinkedIn | Twitter | YouTube FOLLOW ME AT:
    Website: https://www.deirdrebreakenridge.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dbreakenridge/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeirdreBreak... Twitter: https://twitter.com/dbreakenridge LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deirdrebr… Email: deirdre@pureperformancecomm.com

    • 26 min
    How Do You Come Back From a Mistake While Speaking

    How Do You Come Back From a Mistake While Speaking

    Have you ever been on stage or in an interview and flubbed what you meant to say? It just didn’t come out right or you mixed up your words and, in your mind, the moment was ruined? I just had this happen to me and I’m sharing my tips and advice on coming back from a mistake while speaking. 
    I was recently doing an interview talking about our children’s books and I heard myself say the wrong thing. Rather than letting the slip take me out of the interview, I just stopped. I took a moment to get my thoughts together and then restarted. 
    Beating yourself up doesn’t help you say what you want to convey to the audience. More often than not, that same audience is championing you. They are there because they want to hear what you have to say, but they also know that you’re human. Mistakes are natural. 
    Once your engagement is over, take a moment to reflect. Don’t focus on the slip up only. Think about what went right, what went wrong, and how you can improve the flow of your speech so that you don’t falter in the same place again. 
    Remember these tips as you engage in your next speaking event and perhaps some of your nerves will dissipate as well. Have you ever had a flub while speaking? What did you do to come back from it?
    Show Notes: [01:09] How do you come back from a mistake while speaking?  [01:50] This just happened to me during a TV interview.  [02:45] When you catch yourself saying something you don’t like, just stop.  [02:56] Don’t beat yourself up.  [03:45] The people who are listening are championing you. [04:51] Be able to step back and recognize what didn’t go right and reflect. Links and Resources: Grandpa Don’t Worry by Deirdre Breakenridge A Whisper from Noelle by Deirdre Breakenridge FOLLOW ME AT:
    Website: https://www.deirdrebreakenridge.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dbreakenridge/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeirdreBreak... Twitter: https://twitter.com/dbreakenridge LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deirdrebr… Email: deirdre@pureperformancecomm.com

    • 6 min
    Make It Don’t Fake It

    Make It Don’t Fake It

    Wondering what the worst piece of business advice you could ever receive is? Per Sabrina Horn, it’s “fake it ‘til you make it.” Listen as she shares why that phrase is so damaging and what you should be doing instead to make it instead of fake it. 
    Sabrina has spent decades teaching c-suite executives leadership strategies and skills. She’s come by her own leadership skills through trial and error as she built her fledgling technology company. It was in the process of building her business that she realized how terrible faking it really is. 
    Essentially if you’re faking it, you’re lying. You are not being truthful about what you can deliver and what your product can do. Not only is that dishonest, it’s also damaging. Both to you and your company as well as the clients you serve. 
    Listen in to hear more about Sabrina’s journey, her new book, and her advice for making it instead of faking it. 
    This is a powerful message finding its way into the world at the perfect time. There’s so much upheaval and uncertainty in the world right now that faking it may seem like the best option, but it absolutely isn’t. Listen in to learn more. 
    Show Notes: [01:31] Have you ever heard the adage, “Fake it until you make it?” [03:06] Welcome Sabrina to the show and learn why she launched her first business?  [06:30] What skills did she have to learn when she launched her start up?  [08:59] Sabrina shares more about her book and the takeaways she hopes readers have.  [11:52] How did she come up with her Fake-O-Meter?  [13:32] What causes people to succumb to the lure of faking it?  [15:01] Has she ever had an AHA or uh-oh moment as she built her business?  [18:06] Listen as we chat about an experience Sabrina had when pitching IBM.  [21:20] Why post-mortems are so important in business.  [23:06] How can we make it and leave all the fake it behind?  [25:40] Connect with Sabrina.  Links and Resources: Make it, Don’t Fake It by Sabrina Horn Sabrina’s Website Sabrina on LinkedIn Sabrina on Twitter Email: sabrina@sabrinahorn.com  FOLLOW ME AT:
    Website: https://www.deirdrebreakenridge.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dbreakenridge/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeirdreBreak... Twitter: https://twitter.com/dbreakenridge LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/deirdrebr… Email: deirdre@pureperformancecomm.com

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

LK_Jensen ,

Great Host and Great Content

Great host and great conversations! Love the content. You will wish you found out this podcast sooner!

Joshill:) ,

Thanks Deidre!

I really enjoy how this host brings us such engaging experts on really interesting topics. Especially Teresa Lam, that was a great episode. I’ll keep listening to this awesome production, keep it up!

maxmillsaps ,

Great show!

The host is great. Definitely knows what she's doing. Invites the right guests and asks the right questions. I love this show!

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