145 episodes

Overcoming adversity has been a skill I’ve had since pre-conception. As my parents were told they would never have children, I fought my way into this world and have persevered, bringing success in whatever I put my mind to. After 30 years in business management, from small privately-owned companies to large corporate organizations, and I’ve had some amazing accomplishments.



In 2011, it all came crashing down as my family and I found ourselves homeless after Hurricane Irene. Losing most everything we owned, we came back and persevered to put our lives back together.



This was the catalyst for You Leading You, my mission, to share my experience and knowledge to help other leaders learn and grow.



To find their own success and happiness.



To lead themselves to their dreams.



Today I share the message through the show, You Leading You, with insightful lessons from amazing leaders sharing their stories of success.

You Leading You: Conversations of Leadership and Success with Business Pros, Entrepreneurs and Just Plain Folks! Sean Ackerman: Leader, Podcaster, and Coach

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Overcoming adversity has been a skill I’ve had since pre-conception. As my parents were told they would never have children, I fought my way into this world and have persevered, bringing success in whatever I put my mind to. After 30 years in business management, from small privately-owned companies to large corporate organizations, and I’ve had some amazing accomplishments.



In 2011, it all came crashing down as my family and I found ourselves homeless after Hurricane Irene. Losing most everything we owned, we came back and persevered to put our lives back together.



This was the catalyst for You Leading You, my mission, to share my experience and knowledge to help other leaders learn and grow.



To find their own success and happiness.



To lead themselves to their dreams.



Today I share the message through the show, You Leading You, with insightful lessons from amazing leaders sharing their stories of success.

    YLY 144: Managing Social Media Better With Laura Roeder

    YLY 144: Managing Social Media Better With Laura Roeder

    In episode #144 of You Leading You, Laura Roeder, founder of Meet Edgar, co-founder of B-School, and an avid entrepreneur and social media practitioner discusses her journey from quitting her job at 22 to launch her first business, to filling a need to organize and optimize our busy world of content creation and sharing in social media today.

    Today Laura shares:



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    How Her Journey In Entrepreneurism Found A New Purpose!



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    Why Scheduling Social Media Is So Distracting And What You Can Do About It!



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    How Measuring And Using Best Practices Makes A Difference In Conversions!



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    How Scalable Social Media Can Be So Daunting!





    Laura brings her You Leading You Moment by:

    Always staying focused on what item has the biggest impact on her goals. Steering away from distractions and maintaining her highest priorities.

    Reach Laura at:

    Website: Meet Edgar

    Website: Laura Roeder

    Twitter: @meetedgar

    Twitter: @lkr

     

    • 32 min
    YLY 143: Demystifying Business Credit With Ty Crandall

    YLY 143: Demystifying Business Credit With Ty Crandall

    In episode #143 of You Leading You, Ty Crandall, Business Credit Expert, Best Selling International Author and Speaker talks today about his journey and focus on helping individuals and businesses clear debt and build a solid credit foundation.

     Today Ty shares:



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    How Business Credit Can Be Built Following 4 Steps!



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    Why Most People Misunderstand Business Credit!



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    How To Get Credit Without A Personal Guarantee!



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    Why Reaching Out For Help Can Pull Back The Credit Curtain!





    Ty Creates His You Leading You Moment by:

    Continuously learning, reading and absorbing as much information as possible. He believes in eating and exercising right, but also feeds and trains his mind as well as his body. Family time is also vital, getting everyone up off of the couch and being involved together, sharing experiences and life.

    Reach Ty at:

    Website: Credit Suite

    YouTube: Credit Suite

    Facebook: Credit Suite

    Twitter: @creditsuite1

    Twitter: @tycrandall

     

    • 30 min
    YLY 142: Networking And Personal Brand Strategies With Matt Handshakin Holmes

    YLY 142: Networking And Personal Brand Strategies With Matt Handshakin Holmes

    In episode #142 of You Leading You, Matt “Handshakin” Holmes, author, speaker and founder of the Handshakin Video Series discusses building relationships through networking and how we define our own personal brand. A fun talk with a passionate person that focuses on why we need to build a strong camaraderie of fellow entrepreneurs to help us grow.

     Today Matt shares:



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    How Personal Relationships Create Trust!



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    Why Introverts Can Take Advantage Of Technology!



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    How Handshakes Start A Connection That Last!



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    How Do We Make Relationships Last, Yet Efficient!





    Matt finds his You Leading You Moment by:

    Networking and handshakes. The hardest thing for entrepreneurs is getting out of bed and focusing on the one thing. With 10 priorities tugging at us, nothing gets accomplished with no one but yourself being the authority that drives you. A mastermind is a great accountability group, alongside co-founders and just overall accountability partners to help us reach those goals.

     

    Reach Matt at:

    Website: Handshakin

    Facebook: Handshakin

    Twitter: @handshakin

    Instagram: @handshakin

     

    • 33 min
    YLY 141: From A Pound Of Tumbled Stones To The Prosperity Place With Joan Sotkin

    YLY 141: From A Pound Of Tumbled Stones To The Prosperity Place With Joan Sotkin

    In episode #141 of You Leading You, Joan Sotkin, an original online entrepreneur starting with AOL back in 1995, discusses how today she focuses on helping connect your business and money with a holistic approach. A unique and fun conversation about her path to helping others to the prosperity place through her own colorful and emotional story.

    Today Joan shares:



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    How She Gave Everything Away And Found Herself!



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    Why Its About Telling Your Own Story!



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    How Sotkins Had Their Own Rules!



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    How Emotions Affect Our Financial Well-Being!





    Joan reaches prosperity in her You Leading You Moment by:

    Being quiet in the morning, not stuffing her mind and calendar full, but instead keeps a simple morning routine and meditation that creates a very peaceful state.

    Reach Joan at:

    Website: Joan Sotkin

    Website: Prosperity Place

    Udemy Course: Financial Freedom Formula – A Holistic Blueprint For Success 50% Off For The Listeners

    Book: Build Your Money Muscle

    Facebook: Joan Sotkins Prosperity Place

    Twitter: @joansotkin

     

    • 31 min
    YLY Bonus: Father Daughter Conversations by Jason Pockrandt

    YLY Bonus: Father Daughter Conversations by Jason Pockrandt

    In this bonus episode of You Leading You, I sit and talk with former guest (from YLY #108) Jason Pockrandt, who has brought 11 great fathers together to tell their stories of life as a parent, and what fatherhood means to them. As a contributor, I was so grateful to be not only included, but also have my daughters be part of the experience (and additional contributing authors).

    Join us as we discuss fatherhood, our paths and why being a role model is so vital!

    Father-Daughter Conversations Amazon Description:

    I can’t raise a daughter. I need time alone to figure this father thing out. Will she ever talk to me and tell me how she feels? All fathers experience these emotions. We doubt our ability to be a great dad and to raise an outstanding daughter. What if you had some help? Father-Daughter Conversations will equip you with the tools all fathers—new, young and seasoned—are searching for to better connect with their daughters and create meaningful relationships. Join the fireside chat and learn from eleven incredible fathers as they explore what it means to become the role model she needs, the father she deserves, and the husbands they were created to be. Grab something to drink, find a quiet room (you deserve it dad) and dive deep into this book. Experiencing first hand the wonder and beauty of authentic, father-daughter conversations.

     Join The Father-Daughter Conversation at:

    Website: Jason Pockrandt

    Amazon: Father-Daughter Conversations

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    YLY 140: Breakthrough Journeys And Getting Results With Erica Castner

    YLY 140: Breakthrough Journeys And Getting Results With Erica Castner

    In episode #140 of You Leading You, Erica Castner, Founder of Queen of Results Coaching and Consulting, keynote speaker, blogger, and podcaster, talks about empowering yourself, especially her focus with CEO mothers and leaders, to reach the goals you desire in life. A fun conversation with insights into relationships and connections, personal development and leadership.

     Today Erica shares:



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    How The Relationships We Nurture Are Key To Our Growth!



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    Why Gaining Clarity Is Key To Success!



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    Why A Coach Needs A Coach!



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    How Do We Breakthrough!





    Erica shares her You Leading You Moment with us by:

    Having intentional and focused periods of journaling. Writing in her journal first thing, gives her the clarity of the day, and at night before she goes to bed, to celebrate her wins. 

    Reach Erica at:

    Free Guide: Connect the Dots Networking Guide: How To Rule Your Networking Efforts

    Website: Queen of Results

    Podcast: Power Focus Biz Chat

    Podcast: Proclamation of Persistence

    YouTube: Erica Castner

    Facebook: Queen of Results

    Twitter: @queenofresults

     

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Customer Reviews

JoanSotkin ,

Interesting Interviews

Sean does a great, free-flowing interview that gets to the heart of the matter. He has an interesting mix of guests on a variety of topics. Great listening.

Maura4u ,

Tired of being lead around by others?

If you would like to reverse the paradigm of your life and put yourself in charge, look no further than the You Leading You: Conversations of Leadership and Success with Business Pros, Entrepreneurs and Just Plain Folks podcast. Host Sean Ackerman welcomes a variety of guests, creates lively conversation and promotes helpful ways to put you back in the driver’s seat — yours!

J Carbary ,

Really great show!

Loving this podcast. Episode topics are interesting, the content is incredibly helpful, and the episode length is perfect. Keep up the great work, Sean.

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