Month: April 2021

You Can’t Please Everyone, Nor Should You Try

Lisa L. Meredith

Lisa L. Meredith is the Regional Director at ProVisors, an invitation-only community of over 6,600 experienced advisors that’s been around for more than 30 years. At ProVisors, Lisa’s role is to support connections, seek prospective candidates, and lead groups of experienced business owners and advisors by functioning as a resource and guide in leadership development.

Lisa is a creative problem solver who can drive revenue growth, consult on conflict resolution, improve organizational morale, and provide hands-on training in developing negotiation skills and cultivating strategic business partnerships. She is accomplished in the areas of management, marketing, team building, and communication.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • Lisa L. Meredith discusses what she loves about sales and describes the work she did at the Union League Club of Chicago 
  • Why Lisa joined ProVisors and how she’s been successful in her role there
  • How Lisa leads like a woman and what she learned from 2020
  • Why people need to focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • What Lisa sees as women’s strengths and weaknesses in leadership 
  • Lisa shares something most people don’t know about her
  • Lisa talks about what she’s learned from her mentors and shares her advice to women looking to grow their careers
  • The mistakes Lisa made in her career and what they taught her
  • Why women should not compromise on their values
  • Lisa’s superpower and contact details

In this episode…

One of the most common mistakes many women make in careers and leadership roles is to try to please everyone. A desire for approval can dictate your decisions and negatively impact your personal and professional life. It can even lead to choices you’ll later come to regret.

Lisa L. Meredith’s advice to fellow women leaders, young and old, is to be brave and do everything with grace. She believes women can be bold without being aggressive and insists that women need to believe in themselves, be confident in their skills, and never compromise their values.

Lisa L. Meredith, a Regional Director at ProVisors, is Andrea Heuston’s guest in this episode of the Lead Like A Woman Show. Together, they discuss what it takes to lead as a woman without compromising what you believe in. Lisa also shares what she learned from 2020, how she has found success in her career, and why women shouldn’t try to please everyone. Stay tuned!

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This episode is brought to you by Artitudes Design by Andrea Heuston. Artitudes Design is an award-winning creative agency that has been creating visual communication for Fortune 500 companies for over 25 years. They have worked with notable companies such as Microsoft, Starbucks, Expedia, and have also served startups and nonprofit organizations.

They specialize in connecting speakers with audiences by creating visual value with presentations and through the creation of motion graphics, video, and content.

To learn more about Artitudes Design, visit their website today. Checkout their portfolio to see their previous projects, and contact them today to find out how they can help you bring your business a cut above the rest.

[Women of EO] Everyone Has a Journey

Jessica Moseley

Jessica Moseley is the Chief Executive Officer of iYellow Group, a conglomerate of organizations (TCS Interpreting, TCSAccess, and iYellow Captions) working to provide equitable access to people with disabilities. As a social entrepreneur and the CEO of iYellow Group, Jessica brings together her passion for people and stories as she endeavors to make access something that is available to everyone.

Jessica has been featured in Kiplinger, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, and SUCCESS Magazine. She’s also an active mentor and coach to hearing and deaf entrepreneurs and has been a judge for many pitch competitions. Jessica learned early on, as the daughter of deaf parents, about the realities of not having language access and the barriers that deaf individuals regularly have to navigate. These early life lessons not only shaped her communication methods but have also informed her outlook on life.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • How being brought up by deaf parents shaped Jessica Moseley’s life
  • Jessica describes the challenges involved in joining her family’s business and shares what she learned
  • How the iYellow Group evolved from a computer business and transitioned into offering interpretation services
  • Jessica explains what each company in the iYellow Group does
  • The value of providing everyone with easily accessible content
  • Jessica talks about her decision to adopt a deaf child and shares the transformative journey that followed
  • The best piece of advice Jessica received from a mentor and her advice for fellow women
  • Jessica’s superpower and contact details

In this episode…

One thing about life that you can’t deny is that everyone has a story to tell. Our various journeys shape everything from how we interpret our experiences to the types of lives we lead. And, those stories tend to impact other lives when we figure out how to share them.

For Jessica Moseley, being a leader isn’t about being the biggest or the best at something—it’s about being you. You have to learn how to be relatable, approachable, and honest in your endeavors. If you pursue your goals with authenticity and know what you have to offer the world, the difference you make in people’s lives will live in your story and theirs.

Jessica Moseley, the Chief Executive Officer of the iYellow Group, is Andrea Heuston’s guest in this episode of the Lead Like A Woman Show, where she shares her life’s journey and the lessons she learned along the way. Jessica describes how being brought up by deaf parents has shaped her experience and explains how she expanded her family’s computer-based business into several organizations that provide interpretation and assistive technology.

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This episode is brought to you by Artitudes Design by Andrea Heuston. Artitudes Design is an award-winning creative agency that has been creating visual communication for Fortune 500 companies for over 25 years. They have worked with notable companies such as Microsoft, Starbucks, Expedia, and have also served startups and nonprofit organizations.

They specialize in connecting speakers with audiences by creating visual value with presentations and through the creation of motion graphics, video, and content.

To learn more about Artitudes Design, visit their website today. Checkout their portfolio to see their previous projects, and contact them today to find out how they can help you bring your business a cut above the rest.

Ladies, Take a Seat at the Table!

Erika Flora

Erika Flora is the Co-founder and CEO of Beyond20, a woman and minority-owned small business services firm focused on transformative IT service management solutions. She has always had a passion for improving how companies manage workflows, deliver products, and serve customers. Erika specializes in many services throughout the IT industry, including digital strategy consulting, training, cybersecurity, program and project management, and software development.

In addition to having over 20 years of IT and project management experience, Erika is also an avid blogger and speaker who champions expanding the opportunities for women and minorities in technology. She lives in Washington, DC, has a background in microbiology, and enjoys biking, reading, sailing, and performing improv comedy when she’s not at work.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • What inspired Erika Flora to start Beyond20, and what led to its success?
  • Erika’s experience working with her husband and how they came up with their company’s name 
  • The value of storytelling for brands
  • Erika talks about her new book and explains how providing training services positively impacted her company
  • The leadership and communication skills that Erika gained from volunteering and joining an improv group
  • How Erika supports women in the IT industry
  • Erika talks about the best lessons she’s received from mentors and shares her advice for women working in male-dominated fields
  • Erika’s superpower and contact details

In this episode…

Despite all the current hype around diversity and inclusion, many women still don’t take an active role in going for what they want, especially for those who work in male-dominated fields. Therefore, many leadership positions end up going to men even when there are women who are equally qualified, skilled, and talented.

After working in two predominantly male fields, entrepreneur Erika Flora advises women to speak up and embrace new opportunities as they come along. According to Erika, women deserve a seat at the table as much as the men they work with—so don’t be afraid to pull up a chair. She also encourages women to embrace their curiosity and accumulate as much knowledge as they can.

In this episode of the Lead Like A Woman Show, Andrea Heuston is joined by Erika Flora, the Co-founder and CEO of Beyond20, to talk about supporting women in IT and giving back. Erika shares what it was like starting a company with her husband, how providing training services affected her business’s growth, and why storytelling is important for your brand. Plus, she offers up her tips for women working in male-dominated occupations. Stay tuned!

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Sponsor for this episode…

This episode is brought to you by Artitudes Design by Andrea Heuston. Artitudes Design is an award-winning creative agency that has been creating visual communication for Fortune 500 companies for over 25 years. They have worked with notable companies such as Microsoft, Starbucks, Expedia, and have also served startups and nonprofit organizations.

They specialize in connecting speakers with audiences by creating visual value with presentations and through the creation of motion graphics, video, and content.

To learn more about Artitudes Design, visit their website today. Checkout their portfolio to see their previous projects, and contact them today to find out how they can help you bring your business a cut above the rest.