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Aug 29, 2017

In this episode we're talking all about whether or not to leverage your Facebook group (or Facebook groups in general) to grow your business, and if so, how to go about doing it properly without coming across as "salesy."

Aug 22, 2017

In this episode I'm joined by the amazing Natalie Eckdahl, Founder of the Biz Chix Podcast, and we are chatting all about hosting and leveraging live events to connect with your community and grow your business.


If you've been thinking about hosting a live event of your own, or you're interested in hearing more about what goes on behind the scenes of planning live events, this one is a must-listen for sure.

Aug 17, 2017

Does selling in your business feel scary or uncomfortable? If so, know that you're not alone. This is something I hear all the time from my clients and community, so in this episode I am going to share a little bit of money mindset wisdom that I hope will help you begin to reframe how you think and feel about both money and selling.

Aug 16, 2017

Something that is usually a universal challenge for moms everywhere is getting our kids to sleep. That’s why I’m so pumped about this bonus episode because I’m joined by Susie Parker, founder of Baby Sleep Love and Certified Sleep Consultant, and she’s answering all of my questions about how to get our kids to sleep and do the right things without feeling bad about doing it. She covers how to figure out what works and what doesn’t for you and your kids and talking with her really left me feeling understood and encouraged.

Aug 15, 2017

Some of the greatest things in history have been the product of collaborations done well: peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, Jay-Z and Beyoncé....well, you get the idea!


In this episode NJ and I are chatting all about the power of collaborations, how to find the right ones for you, and how to choose them based on your priorities in your business.


If you're ready for more collaborations in your life or to start engaging in better collaborations, this one is a must-listen.

Aug 10, 2017

Sometimes when we need clarity in our lives and business, the first place we should look isn’t somewhere external, but rather the experiences we’ve been through personally in our own lives. In this episode I’m going to share a very personal story and how going through that experience led me to see my business and approach my business in an entirely different way. It led to me recognizing the value and importance of honoring the things we create in our businesses by giving them time, space and single-minded focus, and how we can truly begin to grow our businesses more by doing less.

Aug 8, 2017

Since the beginning of time, people have been asking themselves questions like, "Who am I? Why am I that way? What am I here for?" and as Boss Moms our answers to these questions play a huge part in both how we live our lives and run our businesses.


In today's episode I'm so excited to invite you into this awesome conversation about finding your soul language, with Laura Greco, a coach for women who are ready for a more conscious, connected, and soulful way to raise their children.


Laura stands the overstretched business mom, who wants to create growth, ease and peace for herself and her whole family through a more confident, intuitive approaching to life, parenting and business.

Aug 3, 2017

In case you haven't noticed, several big, successful online entrepreneurs have been shutting down their big, successful Facebook groups left and right lately. (Don't worry, the Boss Moms Facebook group isn't going anywhere!)

But it begs the question....could Facebook groups be dead?? In this episode I'm sharing why I think Facebook groups are totally still alive and well, and how you can leverage the power of a well-run Facebook group to successfully gain visibility, create community and grow your business.


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In This Episode You’ll Hear:

  • The pros and cons (I'm being totally honest here!) about running a Facebook group
  • Why Facebook groups can be integral to cultivating a thriving community and movement behind your business
  • The #1 most important thing to make sure you do when starting or growing your group
  • Common mistakes business owners make when trying to run Facebook groups
  • Practical tips for starting (or growing) your own Facebook group
  • How we grew the Boss Moms Facebook group to over 20K in less than a year and a half


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Aug 1, 2017

Networking has often gotten a bad rep in the world of business for being slimy or disingenuous, and for all you introverts out there, likely makes you want to jump out of your skin.


But in today's episode NJ and I are diving into a discussion about the new world of networking, why networking can be a powerful propeller for your business, and how to approach it strategically so you can effectively grow your business.

Jul 27, 2017

As a business owner (and a human being in general) it's natural to desire to be respected. But it's important that we are mindful of how we're garnering the respect we receive. 


I recently heard the question, "do you demand respect or command respect" and I just love it. the two words seem pretty similar, but there are some distinct differences that I'm going to walk through in this episode today.

Jul 25, 2017

Do you self care? Do you think you self care well? As parents and entrepreneurs we often think of ourselves last, which means that our personal self care often comes last.


And I'm not just talking manicures and pedicures. I'm talking about how we're taking care of our bodies, minds and souls - how we're treating ourselves.


Today I'm joined by the lovely Erin Kendall, an American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer with 2 little toddlers at home.


While juggling a household, two kids, three pets and maintaining a little sense of self she hopes to bring a ray of hope and sunshine to other busy moms through her company, Fit Mom Go.


Erin has been a personal trainer since 2009 and works with clients in person, online and maintains a community of other Fit Moms through an easy to follow workout program!

Jul 20, 2017

Influencer marketing is an industry that has grown leaps and bounds over the years as online business and e-commerce have boomed, so today I want to talk about the "new"world of influencer marketing and how you can leverage it to build both your community and your business.

Jul 18, 2017

In this episode we are talking about a few of the tools we use and love to systemize and streamline collaborating with other people in both our lives and businesses. If you've ever wished that collaborating weren't so complicated or overwhelming, be sure to tune in!

Jul 13, 2017

My new book, Confessions of a Boss Mom (which just hit #1 on Amazon for Motivational Self Help!)  is what inspired this episode, and I think it’s something that’s important to talk about because it’s something that doesn’t impact just us, but also everyone else around us.


This is a quick, fundamental episode touching on a key way I think we should approach life, that I think will make a difference in how we feel about ourselves, how we feel about others, how we raise our children, and how we engage in our businesses.

Jul 11, 2017

As many of you know, I'm currently in the thralls of getting certified in an appreciative inquiry program through L.E.A.F and it's all about owning and leveraging your strengths, in life and business.


It focuses on the idea that when we leverage our strengths together that they outweigh the weaknesses in our systems, personalities and what we put out into the world.


Instead of measuring where we are weak, what if we started measuring where we are strong and focusing more of our attention there?


Well, my guest on the podcast this week cares an awful lot about your strengths and I'm so pumped to share this episode with you.


Alissa Daire Nelson is an accomplished speaker, author, podcaster and Certified Strengths Strategy Coach, but more than anything else she's an exceedingly proud wife and mother of two, who loves helping others discover how to make their businesses and relationships thrive in harmony.


Let’s stop measuring where we are weak, and instead measure where we are strong. That’s how we should be seeing our capabilities and our opportunities, not from where we’re failing and what we need to fix, but from how to do more of what we’re doing well and excelling at.


No matter who you are or where you’re at in your business, this episode will be relevant to you and it might just shift the way you think about yourself, your business and the place you’re at in the world, in a way that could be more beneficial and productive for you.

Jul 7, 2017

In this episode I'm breaking down a core element from my latest book, Confessions of a Boss Mom, which is all about knowing your circles of understanding to know how to leverage the connections and relationships in your life.


Understanding this concept will literally change how you see the world and do life and business, so jump in, grab and pen and piece of paper to take notes, and don't forget to check out the new Confessions of a Boss Mom book for even more juicy goodness just like this.

Jun 30, 2017

Growing up and as a young adult, my dad was always telling me to "dress for the job you want." And honestly, I was always pretty resistant to it.


But years later, I've come to believe that this phrase is one of the most important phrases to live by and embrace as entrepreneurs.


In this episode I'm going to share why I changed my mind about this particular phrase, and how I think you can apply it to how you're living life and doing business.

Jun 29, 2017

Over the years I've learned that so many boss moms out there have issues surrounding money and how to grow a profitable business.


That's why I'm beyond pumped about our guest today, the amazing Hilary Hendershoot, host of Profit Boss Radio, a weekly podcast for women and money.


Hilary has an MBA, is a Certified Financial Planner, a TedX speaker and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, NBC, ABC, FOX, DailyWorth, Forbes and Investopedia.


She was recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 Entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, and with more than 30 television appearances, she’s the go-to personal finance expert in Silicon Valley for the NBC evening news where they call her "The Investor's Voice of Reason."


We have a really fun, really interesting conversation all about business, money, mindset, program development and so much more, so get ready to dive in and have a freaking blast learning how to be a profit boss!

Jun 26, 2017

Are you someone that struggles to be disciplined in your business when it comes to following through on the things that will really move you forward? In this episode we are exploring how to apply the same principles for teaching your children discipline, to learning to be disciplined in your business.

Jun 23, 2017

Recently we unveiled the brand new Boss Mom Website, including a fabulous new resources page created to help you clarify which tools you need and when you need them, depending on where exactly you are in your business.


As your business, products and services morph and grow, the tools you need will likely change too, but figuring out how they should change and in what order you should start and stop using tools can be tricky to figure out.


In this episode I'm going to help you gain confidence in choosing the best tools for where you're at and help you feel good about the money you're spending, by breaking down six questions to ask yourself when making these decisions.

Jun 22, 2017

Facebook ads are something we all know we’ll need to use at some point in our business journey, but it can be really challenging to figure them out because we either don’t have someone showing us the way OR they just aren’t our jam.


Well, if Facebook ads have ever had you crying on the bathroom floor, you’re going to love this episode because I’m joined by the lovely Becky Burgess, owner of Splash Owl Media, a social media marketing agency specializing in Facebook, and she’s providing tons of answers to the loads of questions I threw her way (that I’m sure you’ve been wondering yourself too!)


Jun 20, 2017

For many of us Boss Moms, figuring out how to get work done while our kids are at home is a daily reality (and no easy feat!) In this episode NJ and I are discussing strategies and tips for actually being productive and getting things done while the kids are home for a sick day, a snow day, a summer, or all the time.

Jun 16, 2017

Raise your hand if you're one of those entrepreneurs who constantly has a barrage of ideas flowing through your brain at any given moment? I can totally relate, which is why I'm diving into the topic of how to handle having all those ideas without letting them clog up your brain and productivity.

Jun 15, 2017

For the first time ever I am welcoming a repeat guest onto the podcast because we were recently talking about something that I just knew you ladies needed to hear.


In this episode I'm joined by the lovely Samantha Rodgers from Eating Clean, Cooking Dirty about strategies and tactics to literally save and create more time in your life.


This one is relevant to anyone, and everyone, so be sure to tune in and share it far and wide!

Jun 13, 2017

So often there are things we will experience as Boss Moms that might trigger some guilt. Those times when you catch yourself enjoying your business more than your family....that'll do it!


But we believe this subject is totally normal and shouldn't be taboo, so we're diving right in and opening up a conversation about what to do and how to deal with those times where you're more excited about your business than about your family.

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