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What Do YOU Want?

Ariel Gliboff

Ariel Gliboff is the Founder and Executive Director of The Emotional Abuse Discussion nonprofit and the host of the Domestic Violence Discussion podcast, which is focused on domestic abuse from the perspective of a survivor.

As a first-generation Chinese American, Ariel’s goal is to create educational tools for survivors of color. She is also an Ironwoman and has a focus on exercise as a form of self-care.

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

  • Ariel Gliboff talks about her Emotional Abuse Discussion nonprofit and explains why she started the Domestic Violence Discussion podcast
  • Why Ariel’s focus is tailored towards people of color and how the nonprofit has been helping women
  • Ariel talks about domestic abuse during the pandemic and how she realized she was in an abusive relationship
  • How Ariel finds guests for her podcast and the ways she has been helping survivors
  • Ariel’s current and future plans for her nonprofit — and how you can offer them support 
  • What Ariel does for self-care, the best piece of advice she has received from a mentor, and her advice for women who have been in an abusive relationship
  • Ariel talks about her superpower and shares her contact details

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Are you confident to go for what you want instead of what others think you need to have? Are you willing — and ready — to chase after your dreams regardless of what your friends and family say?

Some children grow up in households or communities that teach them to do what their parents want, even though it may not be what they want for themselves, and this often leads to unhappy and miserable lives as adults. Ariel Gliboff found herself in this situation but decided to change and follow her own path. She made a decision to go for what she wanted and now lives a happy and fulfilled life.

In this episode of the Lead Like A Woman Show, Andrea Heuston is joined by Ariel Gliboff, the Founder and Executive Director of The Emotional Abuse Discussion, to talk about the effects of emotional abuse and how Ariel has been helping survivors heal. They also talk about the importance of being kind to yourself, practicing self-care, and what actions women can take to live happier lives.

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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.

Step Off the Cliff

Kerri Garbis

Kerri Garbis is the Founder, President, and CEO of Ovation, a communication skills training firm. Kerri has trained hundreds of executives internationally on presentation skills, storytelling for business, etiquette, and emotional intelligence. At the helm of Ovation, a 30-person global training firm, Kerri ensures that every Ovation engagement delivers the highest level of client-focused professional training. Dedication to this standard sets Ovation apart from the competition and ensures multiple repeat engagements and many long-term clients.

A professional actress since childhood, Kerri has starred in productions such as Evita, Singin’ In The Rain, and The Lady With All The Answers. You may also have seen her catching a pass from a New England Patriot, singing a Christmas carol, or complaining of bloating in a television commercial. She is also a member of the Actor’s Equity Association. Kerri is a business etiquette expert certified by The Emily Post Institute and an emotional intelligence expert certified by The Hay Group. She is also the Founder of Be Ready, a nonprofit initiative offering Ovation’s professional presence training to the black youth of America.

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

  • Kerri Garbis’ background in sales, what drove her to start her own B2B company, and why she decided to hire fellow actors in her business
  • How Kerri’s acting has supported her work at Ovation and how the company uses acting skills to help professionals become better speakers
  • What differentiates Kerri from other speaking coaches?
  • What has led to Kerri’s success with Ovation?
  • Kerri talks about her new nonprofit, Be Ready, and how the effects of the pandemic sparked the idea for Studio G
  • The most interesting role Kerri has played in her life and the most rewarding role she is currently playing
  • The most impactful piece of advice Kerri has received from a mentor and her advice for women looking to try something new
  • Kerri’s superpower and how to get in touch with her

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To be a successful leader, you need to understand how you show up and influence your audience — whether that is your employees, fellow business leaders, or speaking at an event. You need to think about how you communicate with your voice and body language.

According to Kerri Garbis, leaders should start by becoming more self-aware in order to become strong communicators. With good training, you can learn to alter your messages and method of delivery for different situations. Kerri also advises leaders to recognize their strengths, surround themselves with people who are smarter than they are, and find the right resources to get where they want to be.

Kerri Garbis, the Founder and CEO of Ovation, is Andrea Heuston’s guest in this episode of the Lead Like A Woman Show where she talks about using her professional acting skills to build a communications firm made up of actors as facilitators. She also talks about her company’s continuous learning platform, Studio G, and her new nonprofit, Be Ready, which offers training to the black youth of America.

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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.

The Itch of Possibility

Danielle Lindblom

Danielle Lindblom is a life coach and the Founder of Danielle Lindblom Coaching. After a degree in mechanical engineering and a career in lean manufacturing, running events, and climbing to leadership positions, Danielle experienced debilitating anxiety that had her hiding in dark conference rooms. Being laid off in 2017 was a blessing in disguise — it’s what she needed to make a big change in her life. She dove full time into her then side business of dog training and canine behavior consulting and lived a life that she loved. After five years of success with that business, she transitioned to life coaching, which brought all of her experiences and skills to the arena.

Danielle is an adventurer, a badass, and a life coach. She helps her clients cultivate more authenticity in their lives through self-acceptance, self-trust, and courage. With her background in change management, process improvement, and behavior science, she brings these skills and experiences to her work, helping people change their lives.

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

  • Danielle Lindblom’s background and how she started a dog training and behavior consulting business
  • How Danielle transitioned from dog training to Danielle Lindblom Coaching
  • What Danielle learned on her journey from the corporate world to entrepreneurship, and back to the corporate world
  • Danielle explains what she loves most about her current work, the most impactful piece of advice she has received from a mentor, and her advice to a woman thinking of quitting the corporate world to go her own way
  • Danielle talks about her experience with The FBomb Breakfast Club and what she is currently curious about
  • Danielle’s superpower and contact details

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Transitioning from the corporate world to becoming your own boss can be challenging for many new entrepreneurs. Most people shy away from self-employment because of the uncertainties associated with it and choose to stay formally employed — even when they are unhappy.

However, the changes witnessed all over the world in the past year have proven that uncertainties do exist, even in formal employment. The pandemic has also shown that there are many opportunities you can take advantage of — if you let go of fear and go after your dreams. Through her work as a life coach, Danielle Lindblom has been helping people build courage and have the confidence to go after their dreams, whether they are still in the corporate world or already in entrepreneurship.

In this episode of the Lead Like A Woman Show, Danielle Lindblom, a life coach and the Founder of Danielle Lindblom Coaching, joins Andrea Heuston to talk about carving one’s path and finding happiness while at it. Danielle explains how her parents’ entrepreneurial life impacted her career decisions and why she started a dog training business. She also talks about her transition to becoming a life coach and what she learned from her various career moves.

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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 Wine] You Can’t Drive a Car Looking in the Rearview Mirror

Deborah Brenner

Deborah Brenner is the Founder & CEO of Women of the Vine & Spirits. She graduated from the University of Delaware with degrees in English and Journalism, and was soon hired by a television and film technology company that required international travel to countries for whom wine is a part of everyday life. After over 20 years in the male-dominated field of high-end technology — and owning a marketing and public relations firm — Deborah discovered during a fortuitous trip to Napa and Sonoma that, like herself, many women in the wine industry were under-recognized.

Compelled to tell their stories, she authored a best-selling collection of profiles on women in the wine industry, Women of the Vine: Inside the World of Women Who Make, Taste, and Enjoy Wine, which Wine Spectator named a Critical Read of 2007. Through the process of writing the book and championing its subjects, Deborah became inspired to enter the wine business herself, releasing wine from a first-of-its-kind collective of seven artisan women winemakers from Napa, Sonoma, and Paso Robles. This endeavor led to the inaugural Women of the Vine Global & Spirits Global Symposium in March of 2015. What started off as a one-off event and a grassroots movement quickly expanded into a global organization, with corporate and individual members connected across 23 countries. Women of the Vine Global & Spirits Global Symposium has become a catalyst for creating a positive impact in the alcohol beverage industry by giving women across the world a platform and a voice to thrive.

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

  • Deborah Brenner’s experience running a marketing and PR business in a male-dominated field and how that helped start her current business
  • Deborah talks about her inspiration to write Women of the Vine and her motivation to enter the wine industry
  • How Women of the Vine & Spirits was born and how the idea for Women of the Vine Global & Spirits Global Symposium came about
  • What has led to Deborah’s success in the wine industry, the most impactful piece of advice she has received from a mentor, and how her foundation serves the community
  • Deborah’s advice to a woman struggling to reinvent herself — and her future plans for Women of the Vine & Spirits
  • Deborah talks about her superpower, her work towards diversity, equity, and inclusion, and she shares her contact details

In this episode…

A person’s character is not judged by how many times they fall down but by how many times they get up and move forward. It is normal to have self-doubt once in a while, but that should not make one abandon their dreams or stop pursuing their goals.

Women often have a problem facing their critical self which limits how much they can achieve in their lives. Deborah Brenner advises fellow women leaders to stop dwelling on mistakes made in the past. When things don’t work out as planned, just bless, release, and move on to other things. You also need to have faith, believe in yourself, and work towards overcoming fear. Want to learn more about becoming a strong leader who empowers others?

In this episode of the Lead Like A Woman Show, Andrea Heuston is joined by Deborah Brenner, the Founder & CEO of Women of the Vine & Spirits, to talk about wine, social entrepreneurship, and being a woman in a historically male-dominated industry. Deborah also talks about overcoming fear, the Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation, cultivating a more equitable world, and her advice to women on reinventing themselves.

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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] The Butterfly Years

Katty Douraghy

Katty Douraghy is an entrepreneur, facilitator, podcast host, and author. She is the President of Artisan Creative, a staffing and recruitment agency focusing on digital, creative, and marketing talent, and the Founder of Inspiring Hiring, an online resume and job posting portal. Katty is also a team and retreat facilitator, working closely with entrepreneurs to become better versions of themselves.

Raised in San Francisco, London, and Tehran, Katty brings a multicultural perspective to her interactions. She recently published her first book, The Butterfly Years: A Journey Through Grief Toward Hope, to share the lessons learned during a long period of grief and mourning that has led to a path towards help. She is currently working on her second project, bringing together her experience with grief and her background in facilitation to create a daily journal tentatively called Hope in Grief, to be released in 2021. She believes we all have a story to share, and that our greatest journey towards hope and healing is through self-reflection and self-discovery.

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

  • How Katty Douraghy started working at Artisan Creative and how she manages her personal and professional life
  • How the 2008 economic downturn helped push Artisan Creative to go virtual
  • What inspired Katty to start Cre8action and Inspiring Hiring, and how did grief drive her to write The Butterfly Years: A Journey Through Grief Toward Hope?
  • What Katty is currently focused on and how growing up in various cities has helped her business interactions
  • Katty’s mentor — and the most impactful advice she has received from him
  • Katty offers advice to women dealing with grief and talks about what she is currently curious about
  • How Entrepreneurs’ Organization has impacted Katty’s life
  • Katty talks about her superpower and shares her contact details

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At some point in life, everyone goes through a phase of grief due to the loss of a loved one, be it a family member, a friend, or a work colleague. Every person’s pain or experience of loss tends to be different from others, even if they all knew the deceased.

When Katty Douraghy lost very close members of her family, she went through a tough time and often judged herself harshly on whether or not she was grieving enough. In addition to this, she often compared herself to others. However, she soon came to realize that grieving does not have to be the same for everyone: it is okay to do it your own way.

Katty Douraghy, the President of Artisan Creative, joins Andrea Heuston in this episode of the Lead Like A Woman Show to talk about her experience and advice on dealing with grief. Katty also talks about writing her book, The Butterfly Years, and how being a member of Entrepreneurs’ Organization has impacted her life.

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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.

Yes, You Can

Audrey Darrow

Audrey Darrow is the Founder and CEO of Earth Source Organics, which produces Righteously Raw Chocolate bars. A survivor of breast cancer, Audrey experienced firsthand the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, radical surgeries, and long-term radiation. On her journey to recovery, she was overwhelmed by the expense of the nutritious foods she needed to help her heal. To afford those foods, Audrey took a job at a local health food store. While her body was still dealing with all the negative effects of the treatment, she worked long hours at a painful — and often emotionally draining — job just to be able to eat healthy. This led her to create her first chocolate product in 2007, and Righteously Raw Chocolate and Earth Source Organics began to come to light.

Audrey began the journey of creating and building a manufacturing facility for her organic, raw chocolate line and a co-packing business to help other small businesses get their dreams off the ground. Three months after launching Righteously Raw Chocolate, the most horrific event in Audrey’s life happened when her beautiful daughter, Jaymie Rose Darrow, passed away suddenly from a drowning accident. Audrey knew that Jaymie was still very much a part of her vision, and so together in spirit, Jaymie helped her mom follow her dream.

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

  • Audrey Darrow talks about her award-winning sandwich shop, Le Deli, in San Diego
  • How battling breast cancer led to the creation of Audrey’s first product: a food bar
  • The value of eating healthy food as an alternative form of medicine
  • How the life and death of Jaymie Rose has impacted Audrey’s business
  • What has led to the success of Earth Source Organics?
  • Audrey talks about a pitfall she has faced in her business and what she learned from it 
  • The product line for Earth Source Organics and where to purchase them
  • Audrey’s superpower and contact details

In this episode…

Every entrepreneur gets excited about starting a new business, despite all the possible challenges they are likely to face in their entrepreneurial journey. There are times when you will hit walls and need to go back to the drawing board. However, in order to grow and scale as an entrepreneur, you must believe in yourself and your businesses.

Growing a successful business involves making the right decisions. Entrepreneurs must be confident, courageous, and believe in themselves, even if other people don’t acknowledge their ideas. Audrey Darrow advises entrepreneurs to never allow anyone to define their identity. They should instead believe in their intelligence, their capabilities, and their ideas.

In this episode of the Lead Like A Woman Show, Audrey Darrow, the Founder and CEO of Earth Source Organics, joins Andrea Heuston to talk about her entrepreneurial journey and what she has learned about believing in herself. Audrey also explains how her daughter helped market her young business, what she learned about hiring the right people for her business, and how her hardships have driven her to pursue fulfilling opportunities.

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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.

Examine Your Mindset

Dr. Pamela Ellis

Dr. Pamela Ellis is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Compass Education Strategies and Compass College Advisory Center. Known as “The Education Doctor,” she is an award-winning educator and best-selling author of What to Know Before They Go. She has visited over 450 college campuses to help teens find a college that feels like home and partner with parents to avoid overpaying.

After earning her BA at Stanford, Dr. Ellis earned an MBA at Dartmouth then received a Ph.D. from the Stanford School of Education. Over the past five years, 95% of her students have been admitted to their top choice colleges and received an average of $75,000 in scholarships.

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

  • What drove Dr. Pamela Ellis to start helping students through Compass Education Strategies?
  • Dr. Ellis talks about getting a Ph.D., starting her first business, and how the “access, thrive, graduate” mantra came about
  • Why Dr. Ellis is referred to as “The Education Doctor” and her reasons for writing What to Know Before They Go
  • Dr. Ellis talks about her content around delegating, how to balance life roles without feeling guilty, and shares ideas women can use to practice self-care
  • What Dr. Ellis is currently focused on — and what led to her success with Compass Education Strategies and College Advisory Center
  • The value of having and showing gratitude
  • What Dr. Ellis loves most about her work
  • The most impactful piece of advice Dr. Ellis has received from a mentor and her advice to women struggling with guilt
  • Dr. Ellis talks about her superpower and shares her contact details

In this episode…

Mindset is a very powerful tool that every human can utilize. It has the ability to influence people’s lives either positively or negatively based on what it’s fed by the owner. For this reason, women in business and leadership positions should never overlook the power of their mindset. Instead, examine it and change your thoughts for a better life.

In addition, it is important that women understand the value of taking care of themselves. Oftentimes the guilt around balancing life roles comes from the failure to take care of oneself. Women often concentrate on their spouses, kids, and other family members, and in the process overlook their own wellbeing. This often leads to resentment, guilt — and in severe cases — bitterness. So, what are some actionable tips to help you take care of yourself, your family, and cultivate a positive mindset?

Dr. Pamela Ellis, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Compass Education Strategies and Compass College Advisory Center, joins Andrea Heuston in this episode of the Lead Like A Woman Show where she talks about the need for examining one’s mindset and practicing self-care. She also talks about the importance of showing gratitude and following the path towards your passion. Stay tuned to hear all of Dr. Ellis’s strategies!

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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 Presidents’ Organization Series] Bring It to Life

Lara Nikola

Lara Nikola is the Founder and President of Smart Sips Coffee, an exciting brand of unique flavored coffees, decaf, lattes, cappuccinos, and hot chocolate. She is an award-winning entrepreneur who has been featured on Good Morning America, where she swam with the sharks from Shark Tank. She has been interviewed on Fox and Friends, Money Magazine, and iHeartRadio. Lara was featured on the cover of NJBIZ and in ROI-NJ. Her products have been featured in US Weekly and Reader’s Digest.

Lara left her corporate advertising career eight years ago to start Smart Sips Coffee and has grown the company into a successful national brand. Her diverse marketing expertise helped her level the digital playing field and compete in the highly competitive coffee space. She created a niche building a brand based on creativity, innovation, and products that insert excitement into the daily coffee drinking routine. She is a member of the WPO, Women Presidents’ Organization, and a Women’s Business Enterprise National Council certified company. Through her exemplary leadership, exceptional community advocacy work, and sustainable competitive edge, Lara has received numerous outstanding accolades and recognition. She is a New Jersey native, wife, and mother of two.

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

  • Lara Nikola talks about her drive to become an entrepreneur and start Smart Sips Coffee
  • Lara discusses working with her husband, her coffee flavors, the value of listening to customers, and what she is currently working on
  • How Lara leads like a woman — and how Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) has impacted her life and business
  • The most impactful piece of advice Lara has received from a mentor
  • What is the most challenging part of growing and scaling a business?
  • Lara’s advice for young females going into entrepreneurship
  • What Lara loves most about her work and where to find her flavored coffee products
  • Lara talks about her superpower and shares her contact details

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Building a new business can be very challenging for first-time women entrepreneurs, especially if they don’t have a supportive community of fellow business owners. Some people may not understand what the entrepreneur is trying to build and may even try to discourage them from pursuing their dreams.

Having gone through this same challenge and learning from experience, Lara Nikola empowers other women and helps provide the resources they need to build successful businesses. She advises and encourages them to keep moving forward despite all the obstacles they face in their entrepreneurial journey. She also encourages them to embrace failure, pivot when things hit a wall, and pay attention to what their customers say.

Lara Nikola, the Founder and President of Smart Sips Coffee, joins Andrea Heuston in this episode of the Lead Like A Woman Show, where she talks about building a flavored coffee brand and empowering women leaders. Lara also explains why she became an entrepreneur and talks about some of the challenges she has faced scaling her business. Stay tuned for more!

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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.

Just Start

Suzie Yorke

Suzie Yorke is the Founder and CEO of Love Good Fats and is on a mission to bring healthy fats back. A mom, 11-time Ironman competitor, and yoga enthusiast, Suzie spent years adhering to a low-fat diet only to hit a wall in her mid-40s. After reading Nina Teicholz’s best-seller, The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, she immediately shifted to a high-fat, low-carb diet and felt better right away. While she loved the benefits of her new lifestyle, she found it challenging to find convenient good-fat snacks. Seeing a gap in the marketplace and a huge opportunity to help others through food, she developed Love Good Fats, a company that produces high-fat, low-carb, and low-sugar products. Today, she leads the brand’s expansion as it quickly becomes one of the fastest-growing bar brands in North America.

As a 30 year veteran of the CPG industry, Suzie has worked at high-profile companies such as Procter and Gamble, PepsiCo, Kraft, Heinz, and Weight Watchers. Utilizing her accomplished marketing background, personal journey, and deep devotion and passion for health, Suzie is on a mission to spread the word that fat is back — and sugar is out. She has been recognized several times since launching Love Good Fats including the 2019 Mumpreneur Startup Award, 2019 WXN Top 100 BMO Entrepreneur Award, and 2020 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Ones to Watch Award.

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

  • What drove Suzie Yorke into the food industry?
  • How Suzie started taking part in Ironman athletics, marathons, and triathlons
  • How changing jobs affected Suzie’s health — and how changing her diet helped solve the problem
  • What led to the success of Love Good Fats, and what are the most popular products from the brand?
  • How winning many awards has impacted Love Good Fats
  • The most impactful piece of advice Suzie has received from a mentor
  • Suzie’s advice to women looking to go into entrepreneurship
  • Suzie talks about her superpower and shares her contact details

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Starting and building a successful business is similar to athletics; you have to start by taking small, directed steps every day and improve as you go along. The most important thing? Just start!

A good entrepreneur does not hang on to her idea for a long time, hoping to start a business someday in the future. Instead, you should start by taking small but well-directed steps towards building the kind of business you dream of. According to Suzie Yorke, you can start by creating samples of the products you envision, and then start production in small batches. This will help you launch your business on a path toward success.

Suzie Yorke, the Founder and CEO of Love Good Fats, is Andrea Heuston’s guest in this episode of the Lead Like A Woman Show where she talks about entrepreneurship and building a health-conscious food brand. Suzie also talks about her passion for athletics, her company’s most popular products, and how her marketing background helped grow and scale the brand to over $100 million in three years. 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] Less Thinking, More Doing

Shauna Swerland

Shauna Swerland is the Founder and CEO of Fuel Talent, a Seattle-based boutique recruiting firm. She started the company in 2013 after having been in the search industry for nearly 26 years. Prior to that, she spent two decades living in San Francisco and New York, opening eight offices, hiring, training, and managing over 100 recruiters all while building lasting relationships. When she returned home to Seattle, she realized there was a market need for a high-touch one-stop-shop that could service multiple recruiting needs within one firm.

Fuel Talent has since been recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies, largest woman-owned companies, and best workplaces in Washington State. In addition to her business, Shauna puts her energy into organizations and people that are helping serve the greater good. She is also an advisor for the University of Washington Women in Entrepreneurial Leadership Program. Outside of work, she loves to travel, spend time with her husband, David, their three beautiful children, and her dog, Marley.

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

  • What drove Shauna Swerland to start Fuel Talent, and what has led to her success?
  • Shauna talks about her company’s culture, what fuels her, and how the idea for starting the What Fuels You podcast came about
  • What Shauna is currently doing to help people hire a strong team and scale their businesses
  • Shauna talks about delegating — and how her team develops structures for her company
  • The most impactful piece of advice Shauna has received from a mentor
  • Shauna’s recommendations for women looking to do something different with their life
  • Shauna talks about her superpower and shares her contact details

In this episode…

When running a business, some women tend to avoid taking on big projects because they don’t believe that they can get it done in the best way. However, they fail to realize that when executing a project, they don’t have to do everything themselves. This is where the power of delegation comes into play; they just need to ensure that they have the best team on board to take care of the different aspects of a given project.

Being a great leader, therefore, means that one does not have to do it all. Sometimes taking the first step is all that is needed. You don’t have to know how everything will work out, but you have to be bold enough to begin. If you have a strong conviction about your idea, then you must go for it. Once you take that first step towards your goal, you can delegate, support your team, and lead them to success.

In this episode of the Lead Like A Woman Show, Andrea Heuston is joined by Shauna Swerland, the Founder and CEO of Fuel Talent, to talk about fierce female leadership and thinking big. Shauna discusses her podcast, building her company’s culture, and how she helps other entrepreneurs in their hiring process. Stay tuned.

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