Intentional Journaling with Amanda Stern

Episode 47 | July 26, 2022

Believe it or not, but using your journal as a landfill to dump every thought & emotion, is not the best practice or use for journaling.

But if you journal with purpose, you’ll see some pretty amazing results.

Our very special guest today is Amanda Stern, she is an INCREDIBLE Journaling Coach.

She’s going to help us better understand the power of having an intentional journaling practice.

Let’s dig in!

Intentional Journaling with Amanda Stern

About My Guest, Amanda Stern

Amanda is a journaling coach helping people just like you work magic in their lives through journaling.

She works with clients 1:1 and in groups to help them understand how to use journaling as a mechanism for change, growth, and transformation.

Amanda presents workshops, facilitates journaling groups, and has appeared on multiple podcasts and radio shows.

She shares journaling inspiration and resources, as well as lots of journal prompts daily on LinkedIn. 

You can find her contact links in the show notes for today’s episode.

Contact Links for My Guest:


LinkedIn:  AmandaStern

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Empower Your Team Using the Kolbe A Index with Elizabeth Cook

Episode 45 | July 12, 2022

The Kolbe System™ is the only program which measures conation, which just means how people take action.  People are born with natural ways of doing things. 

Here is a quick story to explain.

I took the Kolbe assessment and had a session with Elizabeth to understand my results.  You really do need a consultant to walk you through the results.

My entire life, my head is just constantly filled with ideas, every second I have THE NEXT BEST THING on this planet or something new to try, see or learn about.  My Mom, Nancy reacts to my ideas with what I believed was negativity. 

I would sometime not share my ideas with her, I just didn’t want to hear it from Negative Nancy as I called her.  She would get annoyed with me, her favorite saying was all you do is fly by the seat of your pants.

After reviewing my assessment with Elizabeth, it was like a lightening bolt that changed how I saw those conversations with my mom.  Mom is the type of person who assesses risk, that is her natural way of doing things.  She wasn’t being negative, she was concerned.  Knowing that I can see how my ideas would make her head spin.  I am forever grateful to Elizabeth.

Imagine your team, working hard to support you and helping you grow.  How priceless would it be to TRULY know your team.  For you team to understand each other and work as a whole and utilize each other’s natural ways of being, learning and doing.

Wouldn’t it be kind and respectful to work within people’s natural ways and enhancing them and empowering them.

Let’s Dig in!

Empower Your Team Using the Kolbe A Index with Elizabeth Cook

About My Guest, Elizabeth Cook:

Elizabeth is a Productivity and Team Collaboration Consultant who works with entrepreneurs.

Using a tool called the Kolbe A™ Index, she helps business owners fast track their knowledge of how their team works best together so that they can reach solutions quickly with little frustration.

Contact Links for Elizabeth Cook:

Website:  Elizabeth Cook Consulting

LinkedIn:  Elizabeth on LinkedIn

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Strategic Automation is a Key Ingredient to Increased Revenue with Yvonne Hemmings

Episode 42 | June 21, 2022

As entrepreneurs, you are no stranger to the term Automation!

Automation is the key to:

         ⚡️ Getting back time into your day

          ⚡️ Always setting up your clients for an extraordinary and consistent journey

          ⚡️ Get away from some of the daily grind and grunt work

Today we are talking with Yvonne Hemmings about Zapier and Airtable.

Let’s dig in.

About our guest, Yvonne Hemmings

Yvonne originally started out her freelance journey as a Virtual PA before seeing an opportunity to help small business owners save time by implementing automation. 

After a discussion with a former colleague Jason the idea for a business centered solely around automation was born and Automation Made Simple was created.  

Yvonne together with Jason work to transform your business and life by implementing automation into your business. It’s that simple!

Their 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐝-𝐚𝐧𝐝-𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐲𝐨𝐮:

✅ have more free time

✅ increase your revenue

✅ improve your customer journey

Yvonne & Jason have a wealth of experience using automation tools that are guaranteed to streamline and simplify your business making it much more efficient.

And don’t worry that personal touch you pride your reputation on isn’t lost because the stuff that needs human interaction is the stuff they don’t automate.

Our Guest’s Contact Links: 

Connect with me on LinkedIn

Book a 121 with me

Visit our website

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Understanding the finances of your business with Alex Sweetman

Episode 40 | June 7, 2022

As business owners, we’re all aware that self education is crucial to be a successful business.

This includes a general understanding of business finances which are such a vital part of any business.

Entrepreneurs need to keep track of their finances and make sure that they are not mismanaged.

Managing business finances is imperative, and mismanagement could lead to a massive threat to the business itself.

Today we are talking with our special guest Alex Sweetman about business finances.  She is going to show us how finances are not scary!

Let’s dig in!

Understanding the finances of your business with Alex Sweetman

About our Guest, Alex Sweetman

Alex is a Financial Strategist helping small business owners set themselves up for financial success within their businesses while keeping up with all their personal priorities.

Her passion for helping small business owners stemmed from her 10 year career in corporate accounting where Alex helped non-financial people understand financial topics.

When not working, you’ll find Alex chasing after her 2 boys with coffee in hand.

Contact Info for our Guest:



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Real Life Startup Podcast Katelyn Hamilton Interview

Building A Multi 6 Figure Business Doing What You Love with Katelyn Hamilton

Episode 38 | May 24, 2022

Katelyn Hamilton is our special guest on today’s show. 

Katelyn has built a multi 6 figure business offering Online Business Manager Services.    

She has scaled her OBM business by serving multiple 6 figure CEO’s and helping them grow their business.

            Let’s dig in.

About our Guest, Katelyn Hamilton

Katelyn began her career in marketing and public relations in Nashville, Tennessee.

After working in the agency world for six years, she decided to pursue the entrepreneurship route to create more freedom and flexibility in her life.

Now, Katelyn works as an Online Business Manager and Business Coach where she helps entrepreneurs organize, strategize and prioritize the backend of their business to go from overwhelmed to out-in-front.

A Georgia grad, she bleeds red and black and is a diehard Georgia football fan, dog mom and outdoor enthusiast.

Contact Info for our Guest:

Instagram:  @hamilton.hq



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Understanding the Basic Metrics and Analytics of your Business is POWERFUL and FUN with Kiva Slade!

Episode 37 | May 17, 2022

Don’t you love knowing exactly where to spend your time and resources to get the best ROI.

Don’t you love saving time knowing instead of guessing or assuming?

Don’t you love being ahead of your competition and making knowledge based decisions that move that needle in your business? 

Our guest today, Kiva Slade is going to share her knowledge and experience and hopefully by the end of this episode, you too will believe Metrics and Analytics are FUN!

About our Guest Kiva Slade:

Kiva is the Owner and Lead Consultant of The 516 Collaborative.

As an Analytics and Operations Consultant, she is committed to helping businesses use data and analytics for data-driven decision-making.

Kiva collaborates with her clients and gives them the high-level strategy, data, and operational excellence they need to show up as their best selves in their business and personal lives.

Kiva does this while honoring her values of integrity, candor, curiosity, optimism, and fun.

Kiva holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and has over ten years of experience as a product and service-based entrepreneur.

Her 20 years of experience run the gamut from Legislative Director for a Congress member to chief encouragement officer for her children.

You can find her indulging in gluten-free desserts or a good book in her free time.

Contact Info for our Guest:




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Ideas by the Hour with Nancy Zugschwert

Episode 36 | May 10, 2022

Ideas by the Hour, Nancy Zugschwert
Nancy Zugschwert

The entrepreneur world can be a bit lonely.  Especially when it comes to having a supportive environment to share ideas and collaborate.

 How great would it be to have a supportive strategist to work through a single specific idea?  Someone to bounce ideas around with and come up with a plan in a very short period of time.  

 No Long-term financial or time commitments, just actionable one-off solutions & strategies!

 Today we are talking with Nancy Zugschwert, who has designed Ideas by the Hour.  Designed to help entrepreneurs overcome specific, single hurdles, one obstacle at a time.

 Let’s dig in!

 About our Guest Nancy Zugschwert,

Nancy is the founder and chief communicator at Nancy Z UnLimited LLC and Ideas by the HourTM.  

 She specializes in helping people find clarity through words and ideas, whether starting a business, writing a book, or trying to get un-stuck when they’re not sure what the next best move is.

 Nancy has been communicating most of her life and for more than 30 years has used her skills in training & development, marketing & communications, public speaking, and writing for both for-profit and non-profit organizations. 

 She holds a Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership from North Central University and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication and Spanish from St. Catherine University.

 Nancy lives in Minnesota with her husband, Jim. They have four grown sons (three married), and one grandson.

 Contact Info for our Guest:






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Living the Entrepreneur Dream While Teaching Others to Use Their Authentic Voice with Lisa Braithwaite

Episode 35 | May 3, 2022

How would like to engage and transform your audiences, with presentations that are true to your authentic self? 

Today, we are talking with Lisa Braithwaite, a brilliant entrepreneur who has built a sustainable and successful business helping other to express their true voices in a captivating manner.

Let’s dig in!

About our Guest, Lisa Braithwaite 

Lisa is on a mission to help purpose-driven business and nonprofit leaders build visibility, credibility, and awareness for their work through engaging presentations, a mindset of service, and #SpeakingUpForChange.

Her background as an advocate and trainer in the nonprofit sector and her degrees in theater and education have influenced her upbeat and accessible approach to public speaking training.

Lisa’s been hired by companies as diverse as Microsoft, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Massachusetts Association of Realtors®, and AgWest Commodities, and has been interviewed for her public speaking perspective and expertise in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Men’s Health, Toastmaster Magazine, and

Her book, “Presenting for Humans: Insights for Speakers on Ditching Perfection and Creating Connection,” was published in 2017.

Lisa models authentic, aligned, collaborative and FUN presentations using relevant, practical, and useful content that moves the audience into action.

Contact Info for our Guest:




Free eBook, “21 Tips to Immediately Improve Your Presentations”

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Jen Youngquist

Attracting Your Soul Mate Partner and Living a Life of True Love with Jen Youngquist

Episode 34 | April 26, 2022

Do you believe in true love?  Do you wish it was a part of YOUR live? 

Today we are talking with Dating Coach Jen Youngquist.  She’s is going to help us better understand how to attract our Soul Mate Partner and enjoy a life of true love.

I know I can’t wait another second, so let’s get right into it. 

About our Guest, Jen Youngquist

Jen is a dating coach, a yoga teacher, and energy expert.

She has studied energy and transformation through yoga teacher training, certifications in Reiki and Naisha Ashian’s Primus Activation, multiple shamanic workshops and her own energy practices.

She’s been through several coach training programs (Robbins-Madanes, Strategic Intervention, and is working through Sacred Depths with Joanna Lindenbaum).

She is a native of Cincinnati, OH and lives there with her husband and her two kitties.
Prior to meeting her husband, she had a really hard time with relationships.

Starting at the age of 15 with a narcissistic psychopath, two busted proposals and several others that turned out to be some level of emotionally unavailable.

Most of these relationships ended up sucking 2-4 years of her life.

By the time she was 35, most of her friends, coworkers, and even younger cousins were all partnered up!

She was beginning to think that maybe she was just not marriage material or that lasting love was not in the cards for her.

That all changed when she decided to go on a journey to figure out how to shift this pattern. She discovered The Law of Attraction which gave her enough empowerment to make the changes necessary in order to attract the man that is now her husband. 

When she started her coaching practice a few years later, she knew exactly who she wanted to help – other women that, like her, were feeling hopeless and discouraged when it came to finding lasting love. 

She created The Path to Partnership Program which is a 1:1 program that helps women figure out what is mucking up their attraction signal and shift it so they can find The One. 

Contact Info for our Guest:




The Path to Partnership FB Group

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Notion an All-in-One Workspace with Julie Ann Price

Episode 33 | April 19, 2022

All business owners understand the impact of having poor project management.   Disorganization in your business causes missed deadlines, unreliable customer journeys, floundering team engagement and just plain chaos.

 With so many options which one is best for your business?  

 Today we’re talking with Julie Ann Price, a Notion Expert.

 So what is Notion?  Notion is an all-in-one workspace.   It’s part project management tool and part note-taking app.

 Let’s jump right in find out why Julie Ann loves Notion!

 About our Guest, Julie Ann Price

Julie Ann Price spent a good portion of her life planning events and conventions. 

After 28 years in the hospitality industry, she retired and began the “third phase” of her life. She loves this phase as she can fully embrace her freedom and control over her day.

Her love of experimenting with schedules and what to prioritize in a day lead her to the Notion platform and she now designs Notion databases for her customers. She uses Notion personally to tackle all kinds of new hobbies and interests as part of her personal bucket list.

She is breaking with traditional living and doing things “MY WAY” (cue Frank Sinatra here 😄). 

Julie Ann lives in the ever-changing Northeast of the US with her two furry monsters – Sasquatch (Sazzie) and Cookie Monster. They often cameo in podcasts and videos as they defend the castle from ferocious squirrel attacks.

 Contact Info for our Guest:

Find her Notion products at


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