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July 22, 2020
The American Dream is still alive and well, my friends. In the beginning the cards were stacked against Myoshia Boykin-Anderson, and especially during her childhood years: a tough upbringing in Houston’s ‘Third Ward’, a drug-addicted mother, an education that capped at high school, and an early pregnancy soon after. Today Myoshia is an award-winning entrepreneur who owns AndTech Solutions — a multiple 7-figure tech company — and has empowered her own family and others at the same time. Her secret? She never stopped trying. On #GlambitionRadio, you’ll hear how my client Myoshia’s determined, ‘get it done’ attitude helped her navigate and persevere through her career’s many evolutions… and it’s why I find her story so impressive. Her business provides custom application development and other technology services to some of the top U.S. companies and organizations. They’ve implemented applications responsible for managing over 56 million users across 25 states, and also currently consult with small businesses in creating custom solutions to meet their technology challenges. On this episode, you’ll hear: The 5 unforgettable words that inspired Myoshia to launch her first business… after MONTHS of dead-end sales calls! How she initially found comfort and confidence in creating and controlling solutions to challenging technological problems (this is also how she fell in love with tech) The precious commodity that her firm helps clients reclaim through custom systems (where can you create more of THIS resource for your business?) Myoshia’s core belief system that sustained her through a challenging home life and professional curveballs Her boss’s ‘audacious’ request on the last day at the office… and how she responded with grace! I’ve been delighted to witness Myoshia really stepping into her leadership this year as a client and also a founding member of The Trust, my new network for 7- and 8-figure female business leaders. So head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. XO, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!   Show Notes: Learn more about AndTech Solutions, LLC Check out Myoshia’s Facebook group, Business Empowerment Through Technology Learn more about The Trust– my new premier network for 7+8-figure women entrepreneurs
July 15, 2020
Building a business can be the best education money can’t buy.  And on today’s Glambition Radio, my guest has turned her self-taught and network-sourced entrepreneurship skills into one of the most resourceful online hubs for female entrepreneurs seeking the next step in their business journey. Carolyn Rodz is the co-founder + CEO of Alice, a free multi-channel platform powered by A.I. technology. On HelloAlice.com, business owners have access to funding, networks, services, and other business resources that help women navigate the practical and tactical steps of building a business, no matter where they are on the entrepreneurship ladder. On #GlambitionRadio, you’ll also hear how Carolyn and her business partner Elizabeth Gore are taking powerful steps to shift entrepreneurship culture by advocating for women’s rights through Alice’s recent #MeToo Morality Clause. (This was fascinating! Consider this perspective if you’re seeking funding or building a board.) Before founding Alice, Carolyn was a JP Morgan investment banker where she helped raise millions of dollars in capital for innovative organizations. She also created her own luxury retail line with products sold in Neiman Marcus, Harrods, and Bloomingdale’s, and ran a global marketing firm that supported Fortune 500 companies and startups. On this episode, you’ll hear: The major lessons Carolyn learned through the closure of her first business—and the wisdom she discovered in her grieving process The importance of maintaining a network while building a business—and how to recognize chance encounters that might aid your mission in the future How to keep resourceful contacts in your orbit during early business stages—and ways to bring them ‘into the fold’ when you’re ready to scale How Carolyn and Elizabeth have been coping with all their kids around over the last few months while building their company! (Maybe we should all create a homeschool co-op?) Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. XO, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!   Show Notes: Learn more about Hello Alice’s business resources Explore the Hello Alice COVID-19 Business Resource Center Watch Carolyn’s TEDx Talk, ‘Why You Need To Fail In Public’ Learn more about The Trust– my new premier network for 7+8-figure women entrepreneurs
July 8, 2020
When God closes a door, somewhere a window opens. And throughout her life, my Glambition Radio guest has harnessed her faith to transform a fair share of closed doors into the most beautifully decorated, Pinterest-famous (literally!) windows. And today, she’s teaching thousands of women how to embrace their talents and create opportunity through her faith-based online coaching. Jennifer Allwood is an interior decorator-turned-online entrepreneur and women’s business mentor. Her brand-new book, ‘Fear Is Not the Boss of You’, is for ANY woman overwhelmed with indecision, fear, or feeling just plain stuck in business or life. On #GlambitionRadio, you’ll learn how Jennifer overcame her own success suppressors to build a booming coaching business that ‘motivates women to pursue their God-given, creative callings through bold action and no-nonsense Biblical truth.’ Jennifer launched her first interior decorating company in 2000 and discovered her knack for marketing + sales during a personal financial crisis. She quickly grew her business and today coaches nearly 3,000 clients per month. She’s been featured in Forbes, USA Today, DIY Network, Extreme Makeover Home Edition, and many more. On this episode, you’ll hear: How Jennifer straddles being a woman of faith AND an unabashed businesswoman (and why these are not mutually exclusive!) Why women’s success today is shifting traditional ‘breadwinner’ dynamics… and tips to navigate these new pendulum swings in marriage The three root issues keeping women small in business and life… and Jennifer’s essential tool for getting unstuck (Surprise! It’s NOT another business strategy…) How to overcome fear-based emotions with wisdom and radical trust—because your feelings don’t always tell the truth! Jennifer’s eye-opening consequence from having too much FUN during her freshman year of college! (I think we can all relate to this, even just a little… ;) ) I appreciated Jennifer’s radiant positivity during my last ICONIC event, and I know you’ll understand why during this interview! So head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. XO, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!   Show Notes: Order Jennifer’s new book ‘Fear Is Not the Boss of You’ Learn more about Jennifer’s online coaching Listen to Jennifer’s podcast, ‘The Jennifer Allwood Show’ Learn more about The Trust– my new premier network for 7+8-figure women entrepreneurs
July 1, 2020
TEAM issues. They are often the sticking place for many entrepreneurs as they venture into the 7+8 figures... and well beyond. There’s a ‘make or break’ point where we either get stuck where we are, or have the power to create a magically solid team that transports our business dreams into reality. And today we have just the woman to help us. On this week’s Glambition Radio, Kris Plachy of ‘Lead Your Team’ breaks down team leadership and management into clear and actionable steps to help us get the most out of our teams—and raise our businesses to new levels of success with more clarity, efficiency, and camaraderie. Kris is someone I consider the unequivocal team leadership and management expert for entrepreneurs like us. After 20+ years of leading, managing, and coaching leaders in corporate, she’s got a fantastic breadth and depth of wisdom around these issues, and breaks them down for us into immediate, simple solutions. On this episode, you’ll hear: Why entrepreneurs like us shy away from ‘management’—and the critical reasons we MUST invest in this aspect of team leadership The overarching importance of building structure beneath you—so you can apply your energy where it REALLY counts to grow your business How to know when it’s time to ‘FIRE Myrtle’—and ways to help give her a graceful exit (And she’ll share how to know who your Myrtle is. You might be surprised…) Kris’s Five Step Management System—and the two foundational starting points to build your powerhouse team Her surprising college major that she still finds comes in handy at times! (You’ll never guess.) I was honored Kris hired me earlier this year for a VIP Strategy Day to power up the next level of her business. I was so impressed with her that I hired her myself to help create new frameworks to power up my new team! So head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. XO, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!   Show Notes: Listen to Kris’s ‘Lead Your Team’ podcast Explore Kris’s ‘Lead Your Team’ coaching Apply for a VIP Strategy Day with me, Ali Brown Learn more about The Trust– my new premier network for 7+8-figure women entrepreneurs
June 24, 2020
Bank accounts fluctuate, business climates combust, life changes, and sometimes we even find ourselves back exactly where we started from. But if there’s one constant in life that women must attune to, it’s the 'inner knowing' of our bodies—because this is the place from which all external success is created. And there's no better time than NOW to tune inward... Kate Northrup is the author of two books including her newest, ‘Do Less’, as well as ‘Money: A Love Story’. Today on Glambition Radio, Kate dispels the infectious myths that women must trade energy for profit, vitality for notoriety, and sacrifice the natural ebb and flow of our natural monthly cycles to adhere to rigid productivity and time management systems in order to achieve our visions of success. Kate’s own adventures—and misadventures—with prosperity, being raised by an ‘outlier’ mother (whom you’ll recognize as a pioneer in women’s wellness), and nurturing her own relationship with her body’s wisdom combined for her revolutionary approach to time and energy management for ambitious women. On this episode of #GlambitionRadio, you’ll hear: The incredibly useful and predictable inner-cycles that drive both women AND men—and how tapping into these four phases can have a massive impact on abundance and ease Why relaxation is the key to receptivity—and how Kate’s business experienced a *shocking* increase in profit with LESS effort than ever before The secret ‘code’ that will crack open life’s operating manual (great news: it’s already installed within each of us!) Why Kate’s unconventional upbringing was a harbinger of wisdom—and how questioning everything helped her recognize the ONLY truth that matters Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. XO, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!   Show Notes: Check out Kate’s new book, ‘Do Less’ Hear my recent interview with Rha Goddess, whom she mentions Read Alisa Vitti’s ‘WomanCode’ Learn more about The Trust– my new premier network for 7+8-figure women entrepreneurs
June 17, 2020
You remember her as the bright and bubbly Chrissy Snow from the ‘70s sitcom ‘Three’s Company’, or as a Las Vegas entertainer, or even the leggy spokesmodel for the famous Thigh Master. But what you may not know about the author of more than 25 books on life, love, and women’s health + wellness is just how much of an entrepreneurial powerhouse Suzanne Somers really is... On this episode of Glambition Radio, you’ll hear the myriad ways that Suzanne has established herself as a multi-industry iconoclast—from sharing health + wellness advice contrary to the most ‘prescribed’ of the day, to advocating for pay equity at a time when women didn’t dare ruffle feathers in showbiz. Suzanne is a master at turning lemons into lemonade and seizing opportunity (both personally and professionally), as you’ll hear in this fantastic and FUN interview. We also discuss a few practical lifestyle tips that can help sustain (or reinvigorate) juicy, thriving relationships and a joie de vivre at any age, thanks to Suzanne’s passion for seeking AND speaking the truth about ultimate wellness and happiness. And we dive into her NEW book ‘A New Way to Age’. On #GlambitionRadio, you’ll hear: Why you don’t choose passion—but passion chooses you (a key takeaway for anyone searching for their purpose or next great contribution) The price Suzanne has paid for being a controversial voice—and the impact of her worldwide visibility on transforming women’s lives How Suzanne embraces opportunity to reinvent herself—sometimes drastically—by leveraging failure into even greater successes Why a case of the ‘I’ll-show-yous’ helped propel Suzanne into stardom… and beyond! Suzanne’s hilarious ‘7 Dwarves of Menopause’ that shine a humorous light on our inevitable hormonal changes How THIS evening ritual with her love of 50+ years, Alan Hamel, keeps Suzanne feeling flirty, fun, and full of life (proving that age really is just a number!) Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. XO, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!   Show Notes: Order Suzanne’s new book ‘A New Way to Age’ Explore Suzanne’s book and resource list Check out her healthy, chemical-free home + body products Learn more about The Trust– my new premier network for 7+8-figure women entrepreneurs
June 10, 2020
What do real estate, hip-hop celebrities, and ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ share in common? Dafina Smith’s early career. Winding as her professional path may seem, Dafina’s early experiences honed her business savvy and entrepreneurial spirit to launch her newest venture— Covet & Mane, a luxury hair extension brand that’s disrupting the beauty industry as the ‘Chanel of hair’. Launched in 2019, Covet & Mane has empowered top salons and stylists to transform their earning potential by innovating and leveraging the power of premier hand-tied extensions. On today’s #GlambitionRadio, you’ll hear how beauty is a recession-proof business and why Dafina’s Covet & Mane is holding strong through a pandemic, personal upheavals, working from home with twins (I can relate!), and sharing a home office with her spouse, ESPN Sportscenter personality Ryan Smith. In fact, it’s these elements of ‘life surprise’ that make this conversation so relatable. I also invite Dafina to share her expertise and perspective on #BlackLivesMatter, where you’ll hear her advice for ALL of us. You won’t want to miss this. On GlambitionRadio.com, you’ll also hear: Why running a business that provides high quality at a high price—without guilt—uplifts an entire industry (you’ll learn just how far this ripple effect goes…) Why Covet & Mane’s hair extensions are taking the beauty industry by surprise—and why you should GO BIG if you’re going to try this hot trend for yourself ;) The hilarious + heartwarming story of how Dafina and her hubby met (no one was expecting THIS outcome!) Dafina’s perspective on how we can arm ourselves with weaponized knowledge to confront corruption and mistreatment at big and small social levels (and everywhere in between) Dafina is also a member of The Trust, and I’ve been impressed with her from the start. I know you’re going to love this interview. Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. XO, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!   Show Notes: Learn more about Covet & Mane See Covet & Mane’s gorgeous styles on Instagram Apply for a VIP Strategy Day with me, Ali Brown Learn more about The Trust – my new premier network for 7+8-figure women entrepreneurs
June 3, 2020
This week’s show is a quick one, containing a BIG thank you for my listeners, including your chance to grab a lovely custom Glambition Radio journal, and also previews of a few of our fantastic guests we’ve got coming up this summer. (One of them is a household name and a ton of fun!) Re. the giveaway... These journals are a limited edition of only 50 and they are *first come, first served*, so if you’re interested come have a listen now. The show will give you a brief overview (and reveal those special surprise guests coming up), so listen first, and THEN go to GlambitionGiveaway.com for the full details (including a photo of the journals) and how to submit your entry. :) We hope to see your review come through soon and to get a journal in the mail for you! Thank you so much for helping this show become everything I dreamed it would. And I’ll be back next week with a fantastic new episode! Xo, Ali
May 27, 2020
Healing can be found in the most unlikely of places. But for today’s guest, healing and purpose was hiding in plain sight her entire life. Growing up in the ‘horse world’ as a competitive rider and enthusiast, Devon Combs always felt a close connection and appreciation for horses. Yet, it wasn’t until she attended a 60-day addiction treatment program that she first experienced equine therapy… and her professional calling, as she would soon realize. Devon has been named ‘Equestrian of the Wellness World’ by the esteemed Canyon Ranch resort in Arizona and is a globally-recognized Equine Gestalt Coach. Her Unbridled Retreats provide profound breakthroughs for women seeking to unlock the next level of their lives and are held across the country at luxurious locations including the Four Seasons Resort Lanai in Hawaii. Devon and her work have been featured on Good Morning America, Horsemanship Radio and in COWGIRL Magazine, Horse Illustrated Magazine, and Travel to Wellness Magazine. On GlambitionRadio.com, you’ll hear: The definitive moment when Devon KNEW she had found her calling—and the massive healing that transpired in that moment How ‘staying true to the path’ and following her intuition helped unlock the magic of horses and healing—and delivered unforeseen business resources and opportunity along the way Why and how Devon straddled the practical world of real estate while building her dream equine business on the side (it IS possible to do both at once) The BIG lifestyle shifts (and sacrifices) that Devon made to help ‘ground’ her business vision in reality (including moving into a less-than-ideal abode – you’ve got to hear this story) How Devon has truly stepped up to become a true entrepreneur in the past year. (I’m honored to say she’s been a client of mine! She’ll share about our time together and how she now does things differently.) So head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. XO, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment for #GlambitionRadio on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!   Show Notes: Learn more about Devon’s upcoming Unbridled Retreats Apply for a VIP Strategy Day with me, Ali Brown Learn more about The Trust– my new premier network for 7+8-figure women entrepreneurs
May 20, 2020
She’s delivered thousands of babies, completed thousands of well-woman exams, and did everything an academic professor and OBGYN could do for over 20 years. But as her practice grew and her patients aged, Dr. Mary Claire Haver became more and more aware of her patients’ weight gain issues during menopause. Her usual advice wasn’t working for these women in their 40s, 50s, and beyond. Today on #GlambitionRadio, she shares the story of how and why she created The Galveston Diet — the first and only scientifically-backed nutrition protocol of its kind, designed specifically for women entering midlife and menopause. Through her own experimentation with anti-inflammatory strategies, Mary Claire encountered shocking results that quickly caught on in her communities and online. (Thousands of women wanted to try the program before it was even formally ‘launched’!). You’ll learn on GlambitionRadio.com how Mary Claire discovered the power of an anti-inflammatory approach to nutrition and wellness, and how this protocol helps women in their 40s, 50s, and beyond achieve their ultimate health and wellness goals. On this episode of Glambition Radio, you’ll hear: The BIG FOUR food culprits wreaking havoc on your inflammation, gut health, and waistline—and why should get them out of your pantry ASAP Mary Claire’s utter dismay that women at midlife are typically completely omitted from nutrition studies—and the lengths she took to formulate this medically sound and results-producing program Confirmation that, YES, you can MELT unwanted weight without calorie trackers, pedometers, or eating endless, unsatisfying salads Why ‘fuel refocusing’ is a key component to dropping pounds and inches—and why eliminating THIS ingredient is essential for effortless progress So head over to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. XO, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!   Show Notes: Read The Galveston Diet Learn more about Mary Claire and follow her health tips Apply for a VIP Strategy Day with me, Ali Brown Learn more about The Trust– my new premier network for 7+8-figure women entrepreneurs
May 13, 2020
Born in Boston to hippie parents, with a predestined ability to get whatever she set her mind to, today’s Glambition Radio guest woke up when realizing women in the world were facing both gender and racial inequality on a daily basis. Especially so in the tech and entrepreneurial spaces, as she learned during her years at Google and YouTube. Today, Karen Cahn is the Founder + CEO of IFundWomen, which provides early-stage female entrepreneurs with access to capital via crowdfunding and grants, expert business coaching, and a powerful community of women business owners. On GlambitionRadio.com you’ll hear why and HOW—during this current challenging economic time—women entrepreneurs should make securing non-debt financial backing our first priority. (This is brilliant and should be common knowledge.) After experiencing challenges and disparity in economic backing for female content creators and business owners (and even in her first business), Karen developed what is now a revolutionized inside sales and crowdfunding operation, and continues to support women entrepreneurs with resources and tools promoting economic opportunity. On this episode of Glambition Radio, you’ll hear: The ‘made-up disease’ Karen ‘contracted’ while facilitating multi-million-dollar deals between consumer packaged goods companies and gamer boys. (This was awesome!) Why Karen’s first foray into entrepreneurship was a massive FLOP—and her key advice to any woman who thinks she’s ready to make the career jump How Karen’s surprisingly laissez-faire, non-corporate upbringing led her to a career in the early stages of the Internet business (the email she used to land a job at Google is a total throwback) How the generosity of Karen’s aunt and cousin during a serious business pinch helped plant the seed for IFundWomen—and why THIS should be the first funding stop on the journey to entrepreneurship So head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. XO, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Show Notes: Explore funding opportunities or make a donation at IFundWomen Get to know Karen and learn more about her private consulting Learn more about The Trust – my new premier network for 7+8-figure women entrepreneurs
May 6, 2020
When much of ‘normal life’ now feels out of control, how do we move from victim… to VISION? At the mercy of inconvenient circumstances, we have a precious opportunity to tap into new levels of creativity and imagination to construct a better world. On today’s #GlambitionRadio, Rha Goddess and I have a mesmerizing and enriching conversation about how previous distortions around money, success, contribution and just living life are being cracked open to allow space for a more elegant and aligned way of ‘staying true, getting paid, and doing good’.  On GlambitionRadio.com, Rha explains how our current ‘divine pause’ is freeing us from shackles of outdated success, false versions of self, and dreams that are actually making us miserable… and to see future possibilities through the cracks of what was. (There are so many paradigm shifts just waiting to happen.) Rha has been a cultural innovator, social impact strategist and creative change agent for over 30 years. Her work has been featured in major publications like Time Magazine, Ms Magazine, Variety, Forbes, Fast Company, etc. and she was chosen as one of ‘50 Founders to Watch’ by Essence Magazine in 2017. Her new book, ‘The Calling: 3 Fundamental Shifts to Stay True, Get Paid, and Do Good’, was released earlier this year. On this poignant episode of Glambition Radio, you’ll hear: How Rha’s book tour cancellation actually aligned with her ‘higher use’ of self… and how she’s using this time to rebuild + redesign for a better future The major life anchors we are being invited to examine during this radical societal shift—and how we can create new beliefs around our purpose in the world How anger and anxiety are messengers inviting us to look deeper at where we build our foundations and home (whatever that looks like for you) The invaluable lessons to be found in stillness, obedience, and contribution—and how these shape your new ‘personal economy’ Ways to access your own personal ‘downloads’ with instructions on what you should do next—and why it’s critical you listen to this guidance Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook.   XO, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!   Show Notes: Get Rha’s new book, ‘The Calling: 3 Fundamental Shifts to Stay True, Get Paid, and Do Good’ Learn more about Rha’s Move the Crowd programs My previous interview with Rha where she goes deep into her story — Ep. 125 Apply for a VIP Strategy Day with me, Ali Brown Learn more about The Trust—my new premier network for 7+8-figure women entrepreneurs
April 29, 2020
When survival is the focus of our conscious (and unconscious) minds, pleasure is often the first to be shoved to the back burner. It seems like a pandemic luxury item. But did you know that, as women, pleasure is actually linked to our overall health? In between running our businesses, homeschooling our kids, caring for family at a distance, and all our other daily responsibilities… it’s actually critical we make time for this now. Even if we start small. And this week on #GlambitionRadio, the pleasure doctor is in the house! We’ve got women’s sexual health expert Dr. Jordin Wiggins who is going to blow your mind with how loaded this topic actually is, and how much we need it. She also shares how women’s joy and pleasure has a big-picture impact on more than just the individual, but on society and world systems at large. On GlambitionRadio.com you’ll learn how small steps to feel more connection and pleasure open the gateway to improved immunity, more fulfilling personal relationships, and purposeful work—and how these holistic wellness improvements are shining light on historically ‘male’ models that have dominated worldwide systems and industries like science, healthcare, education and more. (It’s about time the pendulum begins to swing back.) On today’s episode, you’ll hear: Why pleasure and sensuality are truly human rights and a health indicator — not just ‘indulgences’ for women How the current COVID-19 climate is amplifying the importance of pleasure and joy (and how to embrace small moments of happiness no matter your current situation) Why a more female approach to world systems is beginning to emerge—and how this trend has been stirring for ages The key to embracing joy begins with worthiness (and how big life changes—you’ll even hear mine— can suddenly flip the switch) Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. XO, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!   Show Notes: Read Dr. Jordin’s new book, ‘The Pink Canary’ Learn more about The Pleasure Collective Follow Dr. Jordin on Instagram for women’s wellness tips Apply for a VIP Strategy Day with me, Ali Brown Learn more about The Trust – my new premier network for 7+8-figure women entrepreneurs
April 22, 2020
When 7 years old and living on a remote sugar plantation in Hawaii, Jennifer Kem told her schoolteacher that when she grew up she wanted to ‘join the General Counsel of Coca-Cola’. Her teacher and parents told her that did not make sense and to choose another ‘real’ profession. And while this brand advisor’s professional vision has since evolved, her keen mind for business opportunity and willingness to embrace personal evolution has continued to deliver success… in spite of massive external inconveniences, personal detours and disappointments, and generations of limiting cultural and familial programming. On #GlambitionRadio you’ll hear how Jennifer has gracefully navigated several professional peaks and crashes: from scaling the ladder and discovering the riggings of the ‘corporate game’, to building an 8-figure retail business from the ground up, to thriving after the economic crash of 2008. And with the uncertainty surrounding today’s business and economic landscape, Jennifer is an authentic voice of wisdom and leadership in a sea of noise. Her pragmatic and skeptical approach to business and life is not only refreshing but relatable. (And if you’re familiar with the online marketing ‘bro-down’ culture, I think you’ll get a real kick out of our conversation too. And how she references the whole affiliate game I can’t mention here, but you’ll hear it on GlambitionRadio.com.  ;)) Jennifer is a San Francisco Bay-based serial entrepreneur who helps other entrepreneurs to get seen, heard, and paid for being themselves. She’s the creator of the Master Brand Method, a framework that she’s used to strategize and launch projects for celebrity brands like Oprah Winfrey Network and Steve Harvey, and major corporations including Verizon, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Bank of Hawaii. On this episode, you’ll hear: The hardwired generational, cultural, and family belief systems that Jennifer felt destined to break (do any of these sound familiar to you?) How Jennifer seized a massive business opportunity lurking in her geographic isolation (who knew there was nowhere to buy this everyday item in Hawaii?) How a single episode of ‘Oprah’ (that had nothing to do with Jennifer personally) helped grow her retail business to 8-figures in only 18-months (this was —and is—a brilliant marketing move) The defining moment when Jennifer realized the corporate game was fixed… and how she planned her strategic exit (this is NOT the renegade story I expected…) Why it’s more important to be thoughtful instead of overthinking (and how this applies to more than just business) So head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. XO, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!   Show Notes: Learn more about Jennifer’s branding and marketing strategies Take Jennifer’s Brand Archetypes quiz Book a private VIP Strategy Day with me, Ali Brown Learn more about The Trust – my new premier network for 7+8-figure women entrepreneurs
April 15, 2020
Because most productivity systems were designed by *men*, affecting change in women’s lives—getting them excited for work, feeling good in their personal lives, and making dreams come true—is Tonya Dalton’s north star. And to do this, she’s debunking outdated and ineffective models of productivity to transform how women create their ultimate versions of a blended workspace and home sphere. On #GlambitionRadio, you’ll hear how Tonya (without any prior experience) started her first business from her kitchen with $50, two kids playing at her feet, and zero email subscribers… and built her booming family business to 7-figures within 18-months to successfully absorb her husband’s corporate income and bring him on as CMO. Today, Tonya is a world-recognized leader in women’s productivity and has been featured by renowned entrepreneurial media like Inc., Entrepreneur, and Forbes exactly because she provides a new, modern-day model of efficiency and life design that actually works according to the way women think, which you’ll learn all about on GlambitionRadio.com. She is a best-selling author, and speaker and serves as a growth strategist for female leaders in the corporate and entrepreneurial sectors. She is the founder and CEO of inkWELL Press Productivity Co., a multi-million-dollar company providing tools that work as a catalyst in helping women do less while achieving maximum success. And I’m honored to also share she’s a client of mine and a member of my new network The Trust. On this episode, you’ll hear: The reason male ‘corporate-type’ productivity has never worked for women… and why Tonya’s new business-lifestyle model is receiving wild acclaim from top business media How to differentiate between what’s just ‘busy-ness’ and what’s good for business (because sometimes it’s easy to blur the lines) Why you should approach delegation as a tool for development, and how this ramps up freedom and empowerment for you AND your team Exactly when, where, and why to lean in… because achieving balance is B.S. (yes, we said it!) How to create space for progress and prosperity (because sometimes the best results come when you’re not looking) Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. XO, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!   Show Notes: Listen to Tonya’s Productivity Paradox podcast Learn more about inkWELL Press Productivity Co. Read ‘The Joy of Missing Out’ Work with me in my Premier coaching group Learn more about The Trust– my new premier network for 7+8-figure women entrepreneurs
April 8, 2020
As we all review our credit card statements to see which of our dozens of subscriptions are truly necessary… the question emerges: What makes one subscription or membership more essential than another? Today on #GlambitionRadio, Robbie Kellman Baxter takes us inside what she calls the ‘Membership Economy’, and explains how you can create a forever transaction with your most loyal customers… and keep them coming back for more, even when they don’t get anything traditionally ‘tangible’ in return. On GlambitionRadio.com you’ll learn why some of the world’s largest and most successful community- and subscription-business models are thriving—even in the face of the current economic climate—and just how quickly subscription technology is adapting to consumer needs on a yearly, monthly, and moment-to-moment basis. (This is evolving even more rapidly as we transition to more time spent at home.) Robbie is the author of ‘The Membership Economy: Find Your Superusers, Master the Forever Transaction & Build Recurring Revenue’, a book that has been named a top 5 Marketing Book of the Year by Inc.com, as well as the forthcoming book ‘The Forever Transaction’ (McGraw-Hill 2020). Robbie coined the popular business term ‘Membership Economy’ and her expertise with companies in the emerging Membership Economy extends to include SaaS, media, consumer products, and retail and community organizations. On this episode, you’ll hear: How to focus in on who your best members are— and optimize your offerings around their quirks (this is a fascinating study!) Why meaning and relationships never go out of style — and why you shouldn’t try to be all things to all people (a business truism worth repeating) How to identify a business promise that will justify recurring revenue from your customers… forever Why disruption has rushed innovation—and what that means for the future of your household (you’ll never look at your refrigerator the same way again…) Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. XO, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!   Show Notes: Read ‘The Membership Economy’ Preorder ‘The Forever Transaction’ Learn more about The Trust—my new premier network for 7+8-figure women entrepreneurs
April 1, 2020
Take this in... within the last four weeks, you’ve likely gone from being fine, jaunting out and about, and enjoying life as usual... to suddenly having much of your income abruptly cut off, being told to lock yourself inside your home, and sitting alone on a sanitized sofa ordering food from your phone. And that’s just your personal life! Witnessing the turbulent times we’ve entered into, it’s evident that nothing will quite be the same again. So critical thinking will be more important—and urgent—than ever. For your business, and your livelihood. This includes going against the ‘group think’ we witness around us, in our industries, online, and in the media. Our traditional institutions have failed us, conventional business models are floundering, and there is madness outside your door. You now have really no choice but to become a business rule-breaker. For the sake of yourself and your family. On this special episode of #GlambitionRadio, we’re going to look at 3 key areas where you should (yes) play it SAFE right now. (You can guess that cashflow is one, and I give several tips on controlling that more than ever.) But I’m also going to point out 5 key areas where you should absolutely DOUBLE DOWN— and some of these may surprise you! (One sneak preview: It’s time to continue building your loyalty + trust with clients and colleagues more than ever. I explain how.) This time could — in the most silver lining possible way — be the foray into the most iconic work of your life. Have a listen here to understand how: GlambitionRadio.com These times are unprecedented. And you and I both are here for a reason, having chosen to be here in this lifetime and in these tremendous times of change. So put on your big girl pants, do your hair, and keep on keepin’ on. But don’t miss this episode! Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. XO, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!   Show Notes: My NEW ‘Iconoclast Newsletter’ on LinkedIn Tania Gabrielle’s special COVID-19 reading for March 2020 Learn more about The Trust – my new premier network for 7+8-figure women entrepreneurs
March 25, 2020
Sometimes it pays to be a misfit. And for this former editor-in-chief of ‘More’ magazine, being ‘different’ is exactly what led to multiple personal and professional reinventions… each more enriching than the last. And while confronting the realities of not fitting in—with data, dollars, and social cues from strangers to prove it—can lead to a few twists and turns, these are also the circumstances that lead to immense growth and creativity. CoveyClub Founder Lesley Jane Seymour is a renowned media entrepreneur and one of the publishing industry’s most respected leaders. And on today’s #GlambitionRadio, you’ll hear how she is leading the charge for professional women to make grand comebacks and reinvent our careers, well into our 40s, 50s, and beyond. Before the tragic demise of ‘More’, Lesley began proactively creating her own reinvention plan… something she encourages women everywhere to think about before they’re forced to react to unexpected change. Today’s professional women are the first generation to face longer careers along with major industry disruptions, while also having more resources available to make their ambitions come true than ever before. On this episode, you’ll hear: Why not fitting in can be a blessing in disguise — and how to channel rejection into reinvention How Lesley embraced a cross-country move as a chance to ditch her old identity (have you ever felt a physical location holding you back from your next evolution?) The social impact of magazines that isn’t often spoken about — and how Lesley used media as a platform for women’s advocacy (she was the first to publish a picture of what!?) The ‘snapshot’ memory with two First Ladies that Lesley will never forget — and how that moment marked a turning point in her career How the downfall of ‘More’ magazine created a loyal, digital following of women around the world — the exact women who convinced Lesley to create her next big media opportunity I have a professional girl-crush on Lesley and I think you’ll feel the same after listening to this episode! Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook.   XO, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!   Show Notes: Listen to Lesley’s Reinvent Yourself podcast Visit the CoveyClub Learn more about The Trust – my new premier network for 7+8-figure women entrepreneurs
March 18, 2020
How do you unintentionally grow a YouTube marketing channel with zero subscribers to a multi-7-figure business? The answer might surprise you. Coming to you live from her studio apartment—with low-tech equipment and a sharp eye for opportunity—today’s Glambition Radio guest reveals the counter-intuitive qualities that shot her to the peak of video marketing… and established her as a bona fide social media expert. On #GlambitionRadio, you’ll also hear the terrifying turning point which is, unfortunately, all too common among women entrepreneurs at the 7+8-figure levels—and how Sunny reoriented her ‘push’ and ‘drive’ mentality to allow for more sustainable professional acceleration and growth. Touted as a “marketing master” by Entrepreneur, Sunny has almost a decade of experience creating thriving brand strategies using social media and video marketing. Her YouTube channel has an audience of nearly 400,000. She’s been named by Forbes as one of the ‘20 Must Watch Channels That Will Change Your Business’, Entrepreneur named her as one of the ‘Top 10 Channels Every Entrepreneur Should Follow’, and she’s spoken internationally from NATO’s Headquarters in Brussels to Creative Live in San Francisco. On this episode, you’ll hear: Why Sunny is adamantly against ‘early adoption’ in social media—and her one online strategy that continues to generate business growth and establish industry expertise Sunny’s biggest competitive advantage to becoming a multiple 7-figure business owner (it’s accessible to everyone…) Why balance is bullsh*t and how to approach priorities realistically—especially for women at the $1M+ levels (sorry, Arianna, sometimes 8 hours isn’t going to happen…) The six ‘metrics that matter’ to dominate—or revive—your YouTube channel’s position and visibility And while we get meaty with the ins-and-outs of hacking algorithms, we also touch on everyone’s favorite topic… love! Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. XO, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Show Notes: Learn more about Sunny’s marketing services and free trainings Subscribe to Sunny’s YouTube channel Listen to Sunny’s podcast, The Sunny Show Learn more about The Trust– my new premier network for 7+8-figure women entrepreneurs
March 11, 2020
When do you decide to shut down a ‘good thing’? This woman can tell you. From a childhood in a Wyoming trailer park to being declared the third most powerful woman on Twitter by Forbes—innovation advocate, author, and podcast host Amy Jo Martin demonstrates that renegades really do write the rules. And break them. On today’s Glambition Radio, Amy Jo shares how she built her first company after getting her start with the NBA’s Phoenix Suns during the wild west days of social media when there were no rules or regulations in place—and how, after a whirlwind of rapid business growth and working with some of the world’s most well-known brands, she realized that her success came at too high a price—and made the difficult decision to shut everything down. On #GlambitionRadio, you’ll hear how Amy Jo prepared her team and clients for some of the toughest conversations and transitions the company ever had, and how she personally overcame the self-built ‘dark road’ of success to ultimately find her new meaning of happiness and professional fulfillment. Amy Jo is the author of the New York Times best-selling book ‘Renegades Write the Rules’ and host of the ‘Why Not Now?’ Podcast, where she shares her Renegade Mentality philosophy, tools, and life lessons with audiences across the world. On this episode, you’ll hear: How Amy Jo taught Shaq how to Tweet and launched the #RandomActsOfShaqness campaign… in total secret! When Amy Jo forgot her own name during a life-changing coffee break—and realized the true cost of stress + success The dramatic pendulum swings that forced Amy Jo to recognize (and finally pursue) feelings of alignment—and the surprising new lifestyle value she discovered along the way (we could all use more of this…) How embracing a ‘knowledge edge’ during a time of industry uncertainty pushed Amy Jo’s first business into rapid growth (here’s a secret… you don’t need to have everything figured out) You’ll also hear the Australian ‘imports’ we share in common… ;) Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. XO, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Show Notes: Read Amy Jo’s New York Times best-selling book, 'Renegades Write the Rules' Learn more about the Renegade Brand Bootcamp Listen to my guest appearance on Amy Jo’s Why Not Now? podcast Learn more about The Trust– my new premier network for 7+8-figure women entrepreneurs
March 4, 2020
Failure. It’s an ‘f’ word that strikes panic into even the most capable and accomplished of women… but what if we could transform our fear of failure into our greatest inspiration to play, experiment, and try things on? After a devastating loss in her run for U.S. Congress, today’s Glambition Radio guest did just that—and founded an organization that is now building the largest pipeline of future female engineers in the United States. Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, the international nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and change the image of what a computer programmer looks like and does. On #GlambitionRadio, you’ll hear how Reshma left her career as a corporate attorney and surged onto the political scene as the first Indian American woman to run for U.S. Congress—when, during the race, she visited local schools and saw the gender gap in computing classes firsthand. With her passion for women, girls and those less fortunate fully activated, Reshma began Girls Who Code as an experiment… with absolutely zero relevant coding or technology experience. To date, Girls Who Code has directly served 185,000 girls across the country and indirectly impacted over 100,000,000 — 50% of whom are from historically underrepresented groups. Reshma has continued her advocacy for girls and is the author of the international bestseller Brave, Not Perfect and the New York Times bestseller Girls Who Code: Learn to Code and Change the World. She is the host of the award-winning podcast Brave, Not Perfect. On this episode, you’ll hear: Why—as the daughter of immigrant parents—Reshma was compelled to add impressive academic and professional notches to her belt (do you relate to happiness in the same way?) How $50 and free pizza helped fuel Reshma’s pilot business—and why it’s OK to start small The not-so-subtle gender conditioning that has BIG impact on women’s careers—and their approach to professional experimentation The freedom in deliberately seeking imperfection—and how micro-doses of failure will strengthen your confidence (it sounds counterintuitive but it’s true!) Why shifting decision making from a place of fear to inspiration will have unforeseen positive effects on your business and life Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. XO, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Show Notes: Curb your perfectionism at Brave, Not Perfect Learn more about the Girls Who Code movement Listen to the Brave, Not Perfect podcast Watch Reshma’s TED Talk, ‘Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection’ Learn more about The Trust – my new premier network for 7+8-figure women entrepreneurs
February 26, 2020
While it’s hard to believe, today’s guest—innovation and disruption theorist Whitney Johnson (the woman lecturing at Harvard Business School, exemplifying the Wall Street ‘financial dream’, and earning the highest honors for organizational thought leadership all while wearing great suits)—has also experienced her fair share of ‘vague notions’ about her future’s direction, as you’ll hear on this #GlambitionRadio. And that’s exactly what makes her incredibly… credible. She’s one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world (Thinkers50), an expert on helping high-growth organizations develop high-growth individuals, an award-winning author, world-class keynote speaker, frequent lecturer for Harvard Business School's Corporate Learning, and an executive coach and advisor to CEOs. She co-founded the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Harvard's Clayton M. Christensen and led an $8 million seed round for Korea’s Coupang—currently valued at $9+ billion. Whitney’s professional accomplishments are impressive—and so is her commitment to leaping into the unknown and disrupting herself. From her humble professional beginning as a Wall Street secretary with a music major to a globally recognized business leader, Whitney vanquishes the notion that her success has anything to do with luck… and reminds us that neither does ours. On this episode of Glambition Radio, you’ll hear: How Whitney turned sexist (but motivational) remarks during her first Wall Street job into a lifelong pursuit of personal disruption—and how you can do the same The one book that catapulted her into an astonishing professional partnership (if this isn’t synchronicity in action, I don’t know what is!) Her essential framework for both leaders and employees to recognize and embrace their paths of growth (this paradigm will shift everything…) Why renouncing your ‘shrinking violet’ identity is the key to indisputable leadership Along with enlightening conversation, this episode provides several resources to help you and your team reach your highest performance potentials. I’m even reading one myself! So head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. XO, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Show Notes: Learn more about Whitney’s coaching, speaking, and media resources Read Whitney’s newest book, Build an A-Team Listen to my guest appearance on Whitney’s Disrupt Yourself podcast Read Whitney’s Harvard Business Review article, ‘Disrupt Yourself’ Read Clayton M. Christensen’s book, The Innovator’s Dilemma Learn more about The Trust – my new premier network for 7+8-figure women entrepreneurs
February 19, 2020
If you’ve ever felt the inclination to allow finances, family, time (or anything else…) to get in the way of pursuing your biggest dreams, this is an episode you’ve got to listen to. From the time she was 9 years old assisting in her family’s dry cleaning business in Iceland, this master coach and ‘international woman of mystery’ has cultivated a track record of accomplishment and influence. But what Sigrun Gudjonsdottir (known online as simply ‘Sigrun’) is most excited about now is her mission to accelerate gender equality through female entrepreneurship. With her mantra of ‘Be inspired. Think big. Take action.’, she’s helping the women she works with reach new levels of success—in Europe and beyond. When I get to interview the women I work with, I love discovering new things about them. And my Premier client Sigrun did not disappoint on this episode of #GlambitionRadio—she’s a licensed architect, holds four master’s degrees AND has an MBA from London Business School. She’s successfully turned around several small companies in Iceland and gained prominent media attention as one of only four women on the 'top hundred’ company list during her time at the fourth largest IT company in Iceland. Today, she runs a multi-7-figure coaching company that assists thousands of women all over the world. And the ‘red thread’ connecting each of these accomplishments is her steadfast determination to pursue her dreams, and how it was all seeded during her early years. On this episode, you’ll hear: How surprising information from unexpected sources guided Sigrun’s professional pivots — and kept her true to her purpose The life-changing moment she traded power for vulnerability — and how this brought in the LOVE of her life (I love this story!) Why it’s critical for even the most successful women to have to confront feelings of shyness during an ‘up-level’ The eye-opening reason Sigrun wears RED… and what this symbolizes for women across the world Why courage and awareness of purpose are essential elements of opportunity… in business and in life All about her exciting new Selfmade Summit for women, happening in Iceland this June. (Tickets are available now.) So head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. XO, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Show Notes: Listen to ‘The Sigrun Show’ podcast Learn more about Sigrun’s Selfmade Summit for women Watch Sigrun’s TEDx Talk, ‘Be inspired. Think big. Take action.’ Learn more about The Trust – my new premier network for women entrepreneurs generating over $1M+ annually
February 12, 2020
She’s been driven by a singular belief that all children need and deserve high-quality learning opportunities, regardless of who they are or where they live. And the LEADERSHIP lessons gained from our guest today are worth listening to this episode over and over again. Today on #GlambitionRadio, Jessie Woolley-Wilson, CEO of DreamBox® Learning, shares her truly inspiring story of combining tech + education to create a unique career path that’s now changing the future of learning for students everywhere… and inspiring leaders to welcome challenges that enhance their own professional growth. On GlambitionRadio.com, you’ll hear how Jessie’s not replacing teachers, but supplementing education with new technology that adapts to children’s individual learning capabilities. DreamBox currently serves over 4 million K-8 students and approximately 150,000 teachers. The company provided more than 350 million math lessons across the U.S. and Canada in 2017, and Jessie recently secured an impressive $130 million investment from The Rise Fund. On this episode of Glambition Radio, you’ll hear: How Jessie was mistaken for an office assistant during her initial pitch for $10M+ of funding — and how she responded in that moment How luck doesn’t happen by accident, but by preparation — and how to ramp up your good fortune by being humble, acknowledging weaknesses, and improving them Why recognizing and shining light on women of impact is essential (because when one shines, all others are illuminated) Why encouraging ‘benevolent friction’ at work (and at home) is the key to unlocking more attuned and productive relationships in all areas of your life How to reframe what should have happened into what could have happened — to produce your most desired outcomes (this one’s a tough pill to swallow, but so worth it!) So head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. XO, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Show Notes: Learn more about DreamBox Learning Watch Jessie’s TEDx Talk, ‘Blending Technology and Classroom Learning’
February 5, 2020
Does the word ‘exclusion’ make you cringe? Is it because all the talk is about *inclusion* these days? Well, I get it. But here’s the rub: Exclusion may be the BEST concept you’ve put into your business in a long time, when it comes to selecting your market and your offerings in an ultra-focused way. Because right now, more than ever, the ultimate poison is selling to everyone. In fact, my not-so-pretty alternate name for this episode was... ‘The Mass Marketing Sh--show.’ Here’s why... We *know* we shouldn’t be marketing to everybody. But in real life, our knowing becomes very separated from adhering to this adage. Why is that? Because the idea of targeting LESS people causes our brains to go into a conscious – or subconscious -- mild panic. So we avoid it. We spend all day aiming for tons of followers and LIKES – shooting for the lowest common denominator. We post VANILLA content that everyone will agree with (or at least generates the least amount of disruption with our audiences). We create programs or products that EVERYONE in our category can use, and price them so that most all can afford it. We stay in a lane that’s POPULAR, and where we happen to ‘appear’ most successful due to sheer volume. We value our success by HIGH numbers, everywhere, no matter what the real meaning is behind them. The next part of it is a bit insidious. At first, this all looks good, and sales could be streaming in at a pretty good clip. But then, general popularity breeds competition, and so we start having to do MORE and work harder to stand out and not only excel, but just achieve the results we used to. We start to discount more and drop prices to win business. We cram more and more into our offerings... to ‘add value’ to stand out from everyone else. (19 bonuses, anyone?) And all the while, the larger volume of sales and customers necessitates a larger team to manage them, and all the activity. Profits on the product alone begin to decrease, while team and overhead expenses INCREASE, and the strength of the brand slowly diminishes. Sadly, more often than not, I’ll have a client walk in my door in this situation. Often with even a 7- or 8-figure business that’s become trapped in its own formula of success that worked at first, but then became a bit of a mass market machine that is eating them alive, and they need help forging the way out. (And this phenomenon isn’t just limited to businesses like ours. Giant publishers and big companies have been struggling with these shifts, while niche sites, brands, and offerings have been not only weathering the storm, but thriving.) So have a think about narrowing your market — a certain portion of your audience — or narrowing your offerings — specializing in a specific product or service. Your results could be astounding, ranging from dramatically increased profits, simpler marketing plans that convert, reduced competition, and easier alliances with partners who promote you. On today’s episode of #GlambitionRadio, I’ll walk you through what to think about when narrowing your market or offerings – along with some dangers you need to consider when you do this. (Hint: Much of this is about winning the mind game with yourself.) I've walked clients through many kinds of these shifts over the years. And here's the thing. It's not always EASY, but once the changes are made, I’m telling you... business flows so much more beautifully. Amateurs market to everyone; pros get focused. (BTW, that’s what led me to creating The Trust, my new, private, premier global network for women entrepreneurs with businesses generating $1M+ annually. This isn’t only about who it’s for; it’s who it’s NOT...
January 29, 2020
In 2010, long before podcasting was cool, and before she had any traction with her ‘Eventual Millionaire’ podcast, today’s Glambition Radio guest crafted a vision... she wanted to eventually become a millionaire herself — and clearly outlined her future life despite how cheesy it felt to envision her dreams. And, through hopeful cold calls and emails, she slowly began to interview and surround herself with real millionaires — and discovered they had one strong success indicator in common: a clearly defined vision.   On today’s episode of Glambition Radio, author and host of ‘Eventual Millionaire’, Jaime Masters, dispels the myth that reaching millionaire status is out of the realm of possibility, along with key realizations that show… millionaires, they’re just like us! Jaime has interviewed over 400 millionaires and billionaires, and has caught the attention of media giants including Yahoo Finance, Inc.com, SUCCESS Magazine, Entrepreneur, and more. Her bestselling book, The Eventual Millionaire, is available online and wherever books are sold. On #GlambitionRadio, you’ll hear us discuss: The importance of cultivating high-quality, in-person interactions during an age of fast and anonymous digital connections (because you really are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with) How to bend time to your will for more immediate business results (no super-powers needed… implementation is just one decision away) The emotional realities of up-leveling with a full-time team — and how responsibility for others suddenly hits an all new level of ‘real’ Why it’s cool (and super helpful) to be geeky — and the benefits of working with complementary skillsets (quick tip — you shouldn’t do it all by yourself) Why making more money doesn’t erase your problems; Jaime and I agree — adding more zeros simply amplifies what’s already happening in your life, for better or worse I was honored to be a guest on Jaime’s podcast last year, and was delighted to continue our conversation. I’m sure you’ll find this episode an entertaining and insightful listen. So head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. XO, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Show Notes: Listen to Jaime’s ‘Eventual Millionaire’ podcast on Apple Podcasts Read ‘The Eventual Millionaire: How Anyone Can Be an Entrepreneur and Successfully Grow Their Startup’ Learn more about ‘Eventual Millionaire’ coaching and products Listen to my guest appearance on Jaime’s ‘Eventual Millionaire’ podcast
January 22, 2020
For over two decades, today’s Glambition Radio guest was content to produce wildly successful book clubs and media launches for Oprah Winfrey… completely behind the scenes. And she thrived in her role as ‘the person behind the person’. But when the level of service sustaining her professional success suddenly flipped the switch, it illuminated her sacrifice of self-care. So Sheri Salata was forced to get real, go deeper, and ground into her courage… Courage to let go of security. Courage to co-create her life with the Universe. And courage to embrace ‘the beautiful no’ causing redirection and rejection — allowing for a more authentic experience of living life from a place of love. And on #GlambitionRadio, Sheri reveals the shifts that transformed her relationship to self-care and uncertainty, and ultimately led to emerging from behind the scenes into the spotlight of her new life. Sheri served as Co-President of Harpo Studios and OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. She has been named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100 and the 2017 Feminist Press Power Award winners. Sheri’s first book, The Beautiful No and Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence and Transformation, published by Harper Collins, debuted in June 2019. On this powerful episode, you’ll hear: Why a strong ‘dreaming practice’ can be your secret superpower (hint—you only need 15 minutes to start feeling results!) Why BIG expansion doesn’t have to equal ‘creative frenzy’ — and how to embrace mindfulness and flow Ways to relieve yourself of that ever-nagging comparison to others — and truly embrace your own growth and elevation How to reexamine life’s disappointment, heartbreak, and betrayal with a more expansive and abundant perspective (where are you relying on a scarcity mindset?) The deep call Sheri answered to embody new levels of visibility — and vulnerability — to create a lasting impact on the world around her Simple techniques to ground in your spiritual practice — that translate directly into more aligned business success (this is especially important for high-achieving women) And, I know after listening to this episode you’ll be able to reflect and appreciate the ‘beautiful nos’ that have appeared in your life. :) Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. XO, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Show Notes: Read Sheri’s new book, The Beautiful No Learn more about The Pillar Life Listen to‘The Sheri + Nancy Show’ Listen to ‘Your Ego Loves False Metrics’ — Glambition Radio Episode 179 with Ali Brown Hear my previous interview with Sheri on Glambition Radio Episode 148
January 15, 2020
This is the story about how a messy but strategic business upset pointed a brilliant young woman into her completely correct category. A keen lifelong interest in human psychology and sales catapulted Jessica Lorimer into a top corporate sales leader. Then, as the founder of Smart Leaders Sell, she transferred her skills into the entrepreneurial space. And now today, she’s merged the two. On this week’s Glambition Radio, my Premier client Jessica unearths crucial insights about letting go of ‘the known’ in your business, so you can say YES to a more aligned vision for the future.   On today’s episode of #GlambitionRadio, Jessica shares an uncommon perspective around the importance of breaking free from sales B.S. — why leaders shouldn’t be afraid or embarrassed to learn the psychology of people to optimize their business offerings for the right audience (and eliminate the products, services and programs holding them back). On GlambitionRadio.com, you’ll hear: Why a balance of curiosity and rejection helps you identify what makes your customers tick (and keeps them coming back for more) Overlooked corporate sales opportunities that avoid the madness of mass online markets — and bring in bigger deals with less effort ($$$) How selling high-quality offerings with integrity can quietly outperform more accessible and lower price-point competitors Why copycats aren’t your biggest worry — and how to drive innovation to become a ‘category of one’ Watching Jessica scale and align her business has been a joy since she began working with me as a client last year, and I’m excited for you to hear some of her proven insights on today’s episode. Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. XO, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Show Notes: Learn more about Smart Leaders Sell Read Jessica’s book, Smart Leaders Sell Jessica’s Selling to Corporates podcast Listen to ‘STOP the Online Insanity!’ — Glambition Radio Episode 105 with Ali Brown
January 8, 2020
It’s time to call something out in a big way. And as we move into 2020, which will undisputedly be one of the most powerful decades for women in business, I’m excited to announce something I’ve been developing for a while. It’s truly my legacy play… and today on GlambitionRadio.com, I’m sharing all the details, as well as the big problem I’ve observed that has led me to this creation. We are surrounded with an endless cycle of news and updates that repeatedly convince us that in many situations and areas, we as women are behind, treated unequally, victimized, and disempowered.   Much of that is true. The 2010s were a decade focused on correction. Bringing attention to things that have been wrong a long time. Boldly calling out injustices. Shouting out what needed to be shouted out. Fixing things that needed to be fixed. And it’s not over by any means. But the 2020s? It’s where we really need to take our WORK seriously. To put more POWER behind our voices. To make more MONEY to amplify that power. And have the courage to step up and LEAD. It’s critical we pull together to do this. Especially those of us at the higher levels. The sad fact is however, there’s a BIG problem with current women’s ‘networks’, and it’s holding us back. Today on Glambition Radio, I’m sharing the fascinating NEW statistics that support what I’ve suspected for years — revealing why most of the entrepreneurial women’s communities you find are designed for part-timers and beginners. (These groups are great to help women get started. But sadly, female entrepreneurs at higher levels get trapped in these circles.) >>> But there’s some great news as well that I’m happy to share: Aside from the crowd at the bottom of the revenue scale, those of us generating over $1M are currently THE FASTEST growing segment of women-owned businesses. And if you’re in or nearing that mark, it’s time we look up and raise the bar. On #GlambitionRadio, you’ll hear: Why women entrepreneurs at higher levels don’t need another ‘community’ – they need a powerful NETWORK instead. How women are shown to typically build ties with other women on the SAME business level... or lower (stunting their growth) — while men typically build networks strategically to match their objectives. The disturbing evidence of how the level of conversation and information shared at most women’s networking organizations is astoundingly lower quality than that you’ll typically find at groups that include men. (And how we need to fight this.) My new startup designed for women business owners generating $1M+ per year that’s going to CHANGE all this for women at the higher-levels of entrepreneurship. It’s where you’re going to want to be for 2020 and beyond. So head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And I’d love to know if you, or someone you know, is ready for this next level of impact and success. Come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook to let me know. Xo, Ali P.S. I would love your review. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Show Notes: Learn more about ‘The Trust’ and request an invitation at JoinTheTrust.org The study ‘Why Women Build Less Effective Networks than Men’ See the ‘American Express 2019 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report’ Listen to past episode ‘The Myopic Business Epidemic’ – Glambition Radio Episode 175 with Ali Brown
December 18, 2019
She couldn’t have predicted that the free, summertime dance program she hosted in her parents’ backyard would one day evolve into multiple 7-figure companies, a best-selling book, and a wildly popular business podcast. But it laid the foundation of learning to grow ‘real’ businesses at a profit and create assets that would last a lifetime. Bestselling author, speaker, and founder of The Foot Traffic Formula, Stacy Tuschl has mastered the art of steady, strategic business growth and diversification by supporting one big priority with a multitude of revenue streams. By seamlessly incorporating small business opportunities into larger assets, Stacy has constructed a business empire that continues to expand and support brick-and-mortar businesses across the world.   On GlambitionRadio.com, Stacy shares the strategies that allow her to allocate precious energy and resources to business decisions that produce the best return — and make the most sense for long-term growth and impact — both personally and professionally. On this week’s episode of #GlambitionRadio, you’ll hear: * The ‘unsexy’ but powerful secrets that initiate massive business growth — and why you shouldn’t use them all at once * The foolproof — and free — tool that ensures hiring staff for positions they’re inherently built for (you can’t afford to not give this a try…) * How to reach a space of non-competition by avoiding ‘shiny object syndrome’ — and leveraging your unique expertise * Why debunking this ‘default’ excuse reveals crucial client insights — and how to rally your team around the cause I’ve been so impressed with Stacy since I had the honor of having her as a client last year, and I’m excited for you to hear some of her best advice and wisdom. Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. XO, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Show Notes: *Learn more about The Foot Traffic Formula. *Check out Stacy’s best-selling book, Is Your Business Worth Saving? *Apply for a VIP Strategy Day with Ali.
December 11, 2019
When ‘just stress’ suddenly presented as symptoms of a stroke, Dr. Valerie Rein was forced to examine her own unhappiness… and discovered that her perfect-on-paper life was stunted by trauma that has affected generations of women for centuries — trauma cleverly disguised as safety tactics designed to keep women safe, but small. Psychologist, women’s mental health expert, and author of the groundbreaking new release, Patriarchy Stress Disorder, Dr. Valerie shares the eye-opening ER visit that brought her legacy as a trauma healer for high-performing women full circle.    On GlambitionRadio.com, Dr. Valerie shares a monumental shift in more than just mindset — she offers solutions to women everywhere to help them recognize and release inherited barriers preventing them from ultimate happiness and fulfillment — and explains how even the most mundane daily distractions are cues that greatness is within reach.  On this week’s episode of #GlambitionRadio, you’ll hear: How your most annoying daily distractions trigger you stay in a ‘safe zone’— and how to release them to achieve your deepest desires Ways to rewire your ancient, subconscious decision-making to unlock a life of ultimate fulfillment and flow How healing your inherited trauma uplifts women everywhere — and helps you achieve untapped ease and magnetism When to recognize ‘modern’ signs and symptoms of ancestral limitations — cues that can lead you to new levels of authenticity Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. XO,  Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts,’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Show notes: Get Dr. Valerie's bestselling book, Patriarchy Stress Disorder: The Invisible Inner Barrier to Women's Happiness and Fulfillmentand and join the interest list to be notified about upcoming programs and events. Download Dr. Valerie's Re-Power Tool to restore your power anywhere, anytime. Listen to Dr. Valerie's podcast, Her Success Radio.
December 4, 2019
There is a powerful concept—yes, ONE single concept— that if you apply to your business, you can dramatically increase your income and profitability, reduce your workload, and power your next level of scale and impact. And today on GlambitionRadio.com, I’m sharing exactly how to apply this principle as you go into the powerful year of 2020. This concept is so simple, and has been around for so long, that many overlook it. Because it seems... obvious. But in the Wild West of today’s business world, it’s more relevant—and more effective—than ever before.   It’s called ‘The Pareto Principle’ — also known as ‘the 80/20 rule’. And I love how Pareto’s Principle can be applied to not only most all the areas of your business, but also many areas of your life. On #GlambitionRadio, I share 7 key areas I want you to look at for the coming year, to see how you can apply Pareto’s Principle to generate greater profits, reduce unnecessary complexity, and increase your joy in 2020. I also share how I’ve applied the 80/20 rule to my business and life over the years, from products and clients to marketing and even my parenting. So head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And I'd love to know what this episode sparks for you, and the areas YOU have identified in which you’ll be applying Pareto’s Principle in 2020. Come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook to let me know. Xo, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Show Notes: *’Your Ego Loves False Metrics’, my previous show on whether the metrics you are honoring could be leading you down the WRONG path *About Vilfredo Pareto, the Italian economist who introduced the concept of the 80/20 rule *Seth Godin on the ‘minimum viable audience’
November 27, 2019
Before Farnoosh Torabi was on CNBC, writing for ‘O’ Magazine, and a personal finance expert known for her top-rated ‘So Money’ podcast… she did something that changed her career forever: She wrote and published a book. Today on GlambitionRadio.com, my friend Farnoosh reveals why her bestselling books have been hands-down the most powerful assets in her career, and pivotal in establishing her authority and brand in her industry. She pulls back the curtain on her background and unique position in finance, including the painful moment she was laid off in her twenties (and how having a published book saved her career). She also shares why she started podcasting, and how it feel to celebrate #SoMoney’s 1,000th episode (!).   And, she offers a powerful invitation to #GlambitionRadio listeners to her private Book to Brand workshop in January 2020 in New York City. Farnoosh will be coaching a select group of experts and thought leaders to write powerful books that will take their careers to the next level. On this week’s episode of #GlambitionRadio, you’ll also hear: *How Farnoosh identified and became known in her niche—and how she leveraged her identity to own the spotlight *Why you must have a clear point of view and unique perspective on your industry if you want to become a sought-after leader *Why Farnoosh ‘never put all her eggs in the TV basket’ (and why you shouldn’t either) *And, I ask a nosy question: how did Farnoosh meet her husband? (It’s a sweet story :)) Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. Xo, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Show Notes: *Check out Farnoosh’s upcoming event, 'Book to Brand,' this January 2020 in New York City *Listen to Farnoosh’s top-rated ‘So Money’ podcast, including my October interview on Ep. 948 *Hear more about Farnoosh’s career and backstory on our previous interview on #GlambitionRadio Ep. 112 *Hear my interview with Farnoosh’s first boss, NBC Financial Editor Jean Chatzky on #GlambitionRadio Ep. 163
November 20, 2019
Christina Stembel, founder of Farmgirl Flowers, knew she wanted to build a big company. So when she saw that flowers were the last undisrupted industry in Silicon Valley, she seized the opportunity. Nine years later, her fully self-funded company is generating $34 million… and counting. On GlambitionRadio.com, Christina shares how she built her company—the only direct-to-consumer floral company owned by a woman (despite women being the majority of flower consumers). Before Farmgirl Flowers, no one had innovated in the industry since the ’90s…and it was easy to tell. Christina knew she could do better, so the high-school graduate taught herself everything: from floral design to supply chain dynamics to financials.   Christina also reveals the indirect yet clear sexism she’s faced while growing her business in the agriculture industry. And though Farmgirl Flowers’ Inc. 5000 status has brought in many offers for funding, Christina shares why she ignores all funding opportunities today, and we discuss the false metric that ‘funding equals success’. On this week’s episode of #GlambitionRadio, you’ll hear: *How Christina created a transformative new model, allowing Farmgirl Flowers to deliver unique, high-quality blooms that are not offered anywhere else *Why she wishes she’d stopped being nice sooner (women entrepreneurs need to hear this) *The disappointing thing that happened when she tried to source her blooms solely from in the U.S. *How Christina’s origin story is not what people expect—or want to hear—from a female founder (this was really interesting) *When it’s time to give up on your idea (Ouch! But important to consider.) Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. Xo, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Show Notes: *Check out Farmgirl Flowers’ beautiful bouquets and floral arrangements here *How Sexism Almost Derailed My Floral Startup, a recent piece by Christina about sexism in the agricultural industry *Hear more about the epidemic of false business metrics we mention on #GlambitionRadio Ep. 179
November 13, 2019
It started with a sandwich cart in Downtown Boston. Stacy Madison, founder of Stacy’s Snacks, began baking leftover pita bread into chips to give to her waiting customers. And when people started asking to buy the chips, Stacy knew she was on to something. Today on GlambitionRadio.com, Stacy shares how she turned her cart into a nationally-recognized snack company (later acquired for $250 million), and how she used ‘street smarts’ to excel in the food industry (her background is social work!). And, Stacy opens up about the hardships of building her company and providing for two young children—twins—at home. She also reveals her exciting new venture: Be Bold Bars. The all-natural snack bars are ‘feeding her passion’, allowing her to return to the healthy snacks industry now that her children are older. I can’t wait to try the bars—they are made with nut butters and other whole food ingredients, and they sound delicious. On this week’s episode of #GlambitionRadio, you’ll hear: *The moment Stacy knew her pita chips brand was taking off (and how a piece of litter made her realize it—this is a funny story) *The steps she took from idea to inception *How lost she felt after selling her company, and how she found new purpose, which led to the creation of Be Bold Bars *Why she feels responsible as a female entrepreneur to ‘put a bit of sanity into an insane world’, and how Stacy’s Rise Project provides funding, mentorship and community to up-and-coming female entrepreneurs. Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. Xo, Ali PS — I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. :) Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Show Notes: *Get the latest updates on Stacy’s Be Bold Bars (including when they will be available in a store near you) *About Stacy’s Rise Project
November 6, 2019
She says we’ve been approaching disruption—and growth—completely backward. And bestselling author and leadership disruptor Charlene Li is here to change that. On this week’s #GlambitionRadio, Charlene reveals why growth creates disruption (not the other way around), and why leading from the edge isn’t for everyone. Her perspective is different from any I’ve heard before, and it affirmed of some of the disruptive decisions I’ve made that at times weren’t understood by my team and clients. Charlene doesn’t shy away from the reality that making a disruptive decision—what she calls the ‘big gulp moment’—can feel scary and painful. She shares how to prepare for it, and offers brilliant advice for how to plan the future of your company so you can make the impact you are here to make. Charlene has been named among the Top 50 Leadership Innovators by Inc., Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company, and is a sought-after speaker from TED and the World Business Forum to SxSW. On this week’s episode of #GlambitionRadio, you’ll hear: *Why you have to ‘burn the boats’ if you want to lead and disrupt your industry (Charlene shares a fascinating case study of this from a software company you’ll recognize) *How growing up in an immigrant family in Detroit taught Charlene to solve problems from the outside in *Why Burning Man has been on Charlene’s bucket list for years (and why it’s meaningful that she finally went this year—with her 23 year-old son!) *The three common beliefs of truly disruptive organizations (and how terrifying it was for Charlene to create her own disruptive business model) *All about her new book, ‘The Disruption Mindset: Why Some Organizations Transform While Others Fail’. Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. Xo, Ali PS — I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. :) Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Show Notes: *Learn more about Charlene here *About Altimeter, the company founded by Charlene
October 30, 2019
She’s represented Angelina Jolie, Kate Hudson, Kim Kardashian, Liam Hemsworth, and other celebs though the painful process of divorce. But while superstar divorce attorney Laura Wasser charges hefty fees for her own celebrity clients, she has always had a dream of helping ALL women across the country more easily afford the standard legal fees that come with pursuing divorce. Determined to make justice accessible, Laura founded ‘It’s Over Easy’: the online divorce platform that provides affordable legal services and resources for divorcing couples. On this week’s episode of #GlambitionRadio, you’ll hear: *Laura’s frank and unusual outlook on marriage, relationships and family (this is a powerful perspective that you don’t hear very often) *The big celebrity divorce case—a name you would know—that first put Laura on the map (and why she can’t file any paperwork today without the tabloids calling her office!) *The personal experience Laura had that motivated the concept behind ‘It’s Over Easy’ *The women who chose to invest in Laura’s company, and what made the investment meaningful to them *What the first step to take is for anyone contemplating divorce right now Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And be sure to check out Laura’s book, ‘It Doesn't Have to Be That Way: How to Divorce Without Destroying Your Family or Bankrupting Yourself’, wherever books are sold, and her podcast, ‘Divorce Sucks’! And come join in the conversation on Instagram or Facebook. Xo, Ali PS — I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. :) Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Show Notes: *Learn more about 'It’s Over Easy', the online platform for divorce *Listen to Laura’s ‘Divorce Sucks!’ podcast on Apple Podcasts
October 23, 2019
She is an Emmy-award winning TV producer, best-selling author, and expert media trainer and strategist. And today on #GlambitionRadio, Paula Rizzo reveals exactly how to get media attention for your new book or business venture, as well as the biggest mistake people make when pitching... and how to avoid it. She also details her journey to writing her second book, ‘Listful Living: A List-Making Journey to a Less Stressed You,’ available now. On GlambitionRadio.com, Paula also opens up about the life-threatening health crisis she experienced after publishing her first book. (This was the first time I’d actually heard about it!) It forced her to slow down and say ‘no’ to what wasn’t important. Her story is an urgent reminder that we need to stay in tune with our bodies or risk serious damage to our health and even our lives. As a media veteran for nearly 20 years on local and Fox News, Paula has received thousands of pitches. But her experience doesn’t stop there: as an author and entrepreneur, Paula has done her share of pitching and self-promotion, too. Her unique blend of skill and insight on both sides of the camera make her an invaluable media strategist and coach. On #GlambitionRadio you’ll hear us discuss: *The most important type of content you need to be producing right now — and why (this is smart, and it could mean less work, too) *Why burnout is such a health crisis right now, and why Paula says that ‘rest is the new hustle’ (women entrepreneurs especially need to hear this) *How authors can position themselves for media engagements that will lead to more sales (and what media to avoid if you’re an author) *Why entrepreneurs must revisit their work schedules and boundaries on a regular basis (even if you think you have a handle on them) Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And make sure you check out Paula’s latest book, ‘Listful Living: A List-Making Journey to a Less Stressed You,’ wherever book are sold. And come join in our conversations on Instagram or Facebook. Xo, Ali PS — I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. :) Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Show Notes: *Learn about Paula’s media strategy and training services here *The World Health Organization recognizes burnout as a health condition, as of May 2019 *Hear more about Paula’s career and backstory on this earlier interview we did: #GlambitionRadio Ep. 55
October 16, 2019
From decades in the powerful C-suites of Wall Street to today helping women of all levels invest for themselves, Sallie Krawcheck is a force to be reckoned with. And her new, disruptive investment platform, Ellevest — designed by women, for women — is rapidly changing what has historically been an industry designed for men. Today on GlambitionRadio.com, Sallie reveals the moment she knew women actually needed their own investment platform, and why she decided to create it. She also shares the secret behind Ellevest’s incredible success, and what sets it apart from similar financial platforms that have failed. I also HAD to hear the stories of her working on Wall Street in the 80s and 90s, and how she worked her way up to becoming CEO of Merrill Lynch, Smith Barney, US Trust, the Citi Private Bank, and Sanford C. Bernstein. And don’t forget she was also CFO of Citigroup. (And, in a story demonstrative of this cutthroat industry, she learned she was fired from one of those jobs by... (wait for it...) hearing it on the TV. I just can’t imagine.) Sallie and I both share a lack of tolerance for the dumbed-down financial advice for women that abounds, urging us to give up small luxuries like our daily coffee. Her advice? ‘Buy the f***ing latte!’ We discuss this topic, the viral article she wrote, and how to think bigger. On this episode of #GlambitionRadio, you’ll also hear: *Why every woman needs ‘take your hand off my leg’ money (this made me laugh out loud, and it is so true—she explains it on the show) *How Sallie reinvented herself from corporate powerhouse to entrepreneur, and became the leader she is meant to be *What it was like to come up the ranks in the male-dominated industry of Wall Street, and how that inspired her to do things differently at Ellevest *The fine line that high-performing women must walk when being a BOSS, and Sallie’s advice for navigating the complex expectations of women leaders (And there were so many more nuggets in this one I can’t even cover here – be sure to listen to get them all.) Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio (or download it for later). And come join in our conversations on Instagram or Facebook. Xo, Ali PS — I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. :) Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Show Notes: *Learn more about Ellevest, the investment platform for women *Sallie’s Fast Company article, ‘Just buy the f***ing latte’, that went viral earlier this year
October 9, 2019
The cars we buy, the drugs we're prescribed, even the A/C settings in conference rooms — are determined by data. And disturbingly, most of this data stems from ‘objective scientific’ research that still today completely leaves out half of the population: women. Today on GlambitionRadio.com, author and activist Caroline Criado-Perez reveals the shocking impact on women of a world designed by (and for) for men, and how she decided to write ‘Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men’. On #GlambitionRadio, Caroline also opens up about the frightening experience when her campaign for better women’s representation on English currency led to such a level of harassment on Twitter (death threats and worse) that the platform changed their complaint procedures as a result. And, she shares the remarkable outcome of her efforts on this campaign. In this eye-opening episode we also discuss: *The pivotal moment when Caroline realized how the ‘default male’ impacts how women perceive the world (this was fascinating, and I’d never realized it before) *How many business opportunities are missed when women’s data is not factored into product design or funding (Caroline gives a great example of this, which other moms and I can relate to!) *The most shocking example of design that has ignored women entirely (and the sometimes fatal impact it has on women… and children) *What happens when design and research teams don’t have enough women (this example from a well-known Apple product is so ridiculous I couldn’t believe it) *What it’s really like to be an OBE - Officer of the Order of the British Empire, named by the Queen of England Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). And make sure you check out Caroline’s latest book, ‘Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men’, wherever book are sold. And come join in our conversations on Instagram or Facebook. Xo, Ali PS — I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. :) Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Show Notes: *In a world designed for men, the effects for women range from inconvenient to fatal — the Washington Post article Caroline wrote where I learned about her powerful work *‘Battle of the Thermostat’: Cold Rooms May Hurt Women’s Productivity — an interesting New York Times article about how temperature affects women and men differently *My mentioned interview with Cindy Eckert, billion-dollar dealmaker and CEO of Sprout Pharma (and special guest at my upcoming ICONIC event) on Episode 171 of Glambition Radio
October 2, 2019
Join me for an upfront conversation this week on #GlambitionRadio to determine whether the metrics you are honoring in your business could actually be leading you down the WRONG path. On this solo episode, I share some stories of metrics gone right... and wrong... including examples of both the new strategy Madonna is using for her tour and the grand fiasco of WeWork’s failed IPO. (Two opposite ends of the spectrum!) I also disclose an important shift I made in the metrics I decided to STOP honoring and those I decided to START honoring, once I had my twins six years ago. And now those key metrics are changing yet again. The kids are in first grade and I have a newfound burst of energy while I am creating a brand new venture for 2020. The bottom line is, the metrics you honor have to line up with your vision, and goals. But for many of us with that ‘comparisonitis’, we model others we think have the formula for success, without taking into consideration if that aligns with what we really want to create for ourselves and our specific audience. Listen to this episode, and I invite you to take some time and look at the metrics you have been honoring, and ask if they are serving you or whether it’s time to honor some brand NEW ones. Catch it now at GlambitionRadio.com. Warning: When you do this, it can be a hard adjustment. You may have to get used to things looking different in your business, and to outsiders. Even if the changes you are making guarantee you higher revenues and will suit you better, your ego will start SCREAAAAMING to go back. So you have to keep revisiting with yourself the reasons WHY you are making these changes. So much of this is really just a mind game. And this is where most everyone STOPS because they can’t handle it! So listen to this episode for a strong new perspective. (BTW... we do an entire session on this at my #ICONICwithAliBrown event, coming up in November in Phoenix. If you’re established in your business and this elevated conversation interests you, have a look at IconicWithAliBrown.com and apply for one of the few seats remaining.) And come join in our conversations on Instagram or Facebook. Xo, Ali PS — I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. :) Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Show Notes: *The Wall Street Journal article on Madonna’s new concert-ticket strategy *The Fast Company article on WeWork’s IPO fiasco *My client Jessica Lorimer’s upcoming London event 'Converting Corporate' (She is one of my Premier coaching clients) *Seth Godin on the ‘minimum viable audience’
September 25, 2019
The founder of skin care brand Tatcha (which I am currently obsessed with) reveals the behind-the-scenes story of how she built her global luxury beauty company, recently acquired for a rumored $500 million, today on GlambitionRadio.com. It started in 2009, when Vicky Tsai was desperately searching for products that didn’t aggravate her skin. She found answers in an unexpected place: a 200-year-old Japanese beauty manuscript detailing the generations-old skin care practices embraced by geisha. Amazed by her healed skin, Vicky hired scientists and researchers so more people could experience these products (I was sold the first time I tried a Tatcha mask — I share that story in the episode). Tatcha’s superfood-based skin care is so nourishing and effective, the company quickly became one of the fastest growing in the US. On #GlambitionRadio, Vicky shares the story of meeting the geisha who inspired her skin care collection, and the risks she took to start her company. We also discuss: *The first big decision she made to buy a container of 10,000 blotting papers while on a trip to Japan — and how she did it with NO money *Vicky’s two-fold advice for taking care of your skin (I did not know about this before she told me, and it made me change my routine right away) *Why every purchase of a Tatcha product helps fund girls’ education around the world, and how giving back has impacted Vicky’s outlook on leadership and entrepreneurship *The story behind Vicky’s decision to sell her engagement ring to start her company (and what her husband thought of this idea!) Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). And come join in our conversations on Instagram or Facebook. Xo, Ali PS — I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. :) Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Show Notes: *More about geisha, Japanese women who perform traditional arts such as singing and dancing (contrary to popular belief in the west, geisha are not courtesans) *Room to Read, the nonprofit supporting girls’ education that partners with Tatcha *The one skin care product Vicky recommends above all others!
September 18, 2019
Physique 57 co-founder Jennifer Maanavi loved taking dance-inspired barre classes in New York City. The elegant, sophisticated movement suited her in a way the gym never did. So when the studio she loved suddenly closed, she knew someone had to keep this method alive. And she thought… ‘it might as well be me’. Drawing on her MBA, Jennifer put together a business plan and recruited Tanya Becker, a star barre instructor. Within 20 minutes of their first meeting in 2006, Jennifer and Tanya realized they had the same vision: ‘to bring this method to women around the world’. Thirteen years later, Physique 57 is a global luxury fitness brand with studios spanning across 5 countries (and more to come), from the US to India and Saudi Arabia. Today on GlambitionRadio.com, Jennifer reveals how they built their renowned fitness company (before the days of social media and the boutique fitness trend), counting women like Sarah Jessica Parker and Kelly Ripa among their clients. She shares how then focusing on digital allowed for agile growth, and why expanding the franchise is their next goal (and why it’s important to them). On #GlambitionRadio, we also discuss: *What they did when their competition started copying them (from their name and branding to actual pictures of Tanya!) *How their early adoption of the class packages model positioned them at the forefront of their industry (though it also came with significant challenges) *What has become a distraction so they have decided to ELIMINATE it from their business model (this concept is so important) *Why Physique 57 decided to open a location in one of the most challenging places for women in the world — Saudi Arabia Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). And if you’re curious about franchising opportunities, see the link in the show notes below (I’m just saying, Scottsdale AZ would be a great place ;)). And come join in our conversations on Instagram at www.instagram.com/alibrownofficial or Facebook at www.facebook.com/alibrownfan. Xo, Ali PS — I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. :) Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Show Notes: *Learn about Lotte Berk, whose exercise methods in the 1960’s inspire barre classes to this day *Find information about Physique 57’s franchising opportunities here *My previously mentioned interview with Ellen Latham, founder of Orangetheory Fitness on Episode 161 of Glambition Radio
September 11, 2019
You CAN build a multi-million dollar business… simply. And Denise Duffield-Thomas has done it. Her powerful, lucrative 'Money Bootcamp’ program made her a millionaire by age 35… without a huge team, mind-numbing funnels, or layers of unnecessary complexity. And today, her business gives her plenty of ‘unbusy’ time with her husband and their three young children. On GlambitionRadio.com, Denise reveals how she built her seven-figure business (serving over 6,000 clients), and how she discovered her simple, six-word business model — along with some mistakes and detours she made along the way. Denise has attended several of my events over the years, and I’ve always admired that she does it her way. This is the model that women entrepreneurs are pioneering: creating businesses that let us enjoy our families while we make the world-changing impact we are here to make. In this candid episode of #GlambitionRadio, we also discuss: *The guilt she felt about earning more than her own mom (Denise turned this discomfort into a powerful motivator — and I love her solution, which helps her ‘sleep at night’ and grow her business!) *The realities of bringing her husband into the business (Denise doesn’t hold back about about the challenges of working with a spouse.) *How she chose one thing to focus on (and why she resisted it at first). This is so important, and it’s what sets apart truly high-profit, low-stress businesses *How she did 200 podcast interviews… in one year (I nearly lost my lunch when I heard this, but her reason for doing this was really interesting.) Head to Apple Podcasts now to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). And make sure you check out Denise’s bestselling books — see the link in the show notes for where to buy. And come join in our conversations on Instagram at www.instagram.com/alibrownofficial or Facebook at www.facebook.com/alibrownfan. Xo, Ali PS — I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. :) Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Show Notes: *Denise got certified by Kendall Summerhawk, one of my longtime clients and a previous guest on #GlambitionRadio *About my Premier group, where I work privately with a select group of clients (average revenues of these clients are between $1-$25 Million). Learn more here: alibrown.com/coaching-consulting *A video from Denise about Emotion Freedom Technique (EFT), or ‘tapping’ *Denise loves hanging out on Instagram — follow her here. *Learn about Denise’s ''Money Bootcamp' here. *Buy Denise’s bestselling books here.
September 4, 2019
I’m doing a bit of a RANT along with some educated observations on this solo episode of #GlambitionRadio, and the subject is the epidemic of *myopic* business owners. ‘Myopic’ basically means being nearsighted, lacking foresight, or lacking insight. Especially within the current online madness, I still see too much ‘following the leader’ and not enough critical thinking. In many cases I’m seeing a lack of even ‘common sense’ thinking. I see entrepreneurs who consider themselves ‘innovative’ locked into only improving the models that have worked in the past. They don’t even want to test new methods. And when problems arise, they simply work the model harder. It’s akin to digging a deeper and deeper hole they can’t emerge from. (This is especially evident with those who have simply learned one model of selling something online – for example, the Facebook ads to a free call and then enrolling prospects into some type of service or program. On the show I discuss how yes, this formula works well for some, or for awhile, but there will be a day when something in the formula stops working. And what do they get stuck doing? Listen and learn.) And here’s where we think and say we are ‘innovators’ but we are not. A recent blog post by Seth Godin got me thinking about this recently. Unless you are continually trying things that are technically UNPROVEN, you are not innovating. I’ll give some great examples of women business leaders I admire, including my friend Kara Goldin of Hint Water and shoe designer Tamara Mellon, who are doing business very differently than others in their industries. And I also give several examples from three of my own 7+8-figure clients — Kelly Roach, Amanda Tress, and Michelle Bosch – these gals are smart because even when business is doing extremely well (all of them do multiple millions per year), they are CONTINUALLY looking ahead and testing new waters. (Ladies: THIS is what separates the real BOSS leaders from the ‘girl bosses’.) Head to Apple Podcasts and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). This is one you don’t want to miss! >>> And, to help you break out of the pack… and THINK and DO differently, I created my private #ICONICwithAliBrown event, happening November 5+6 this fall in Phoenix. We have only a handful of seats left, and I’m looking for a few more powerful women leaders to round out our already incredible group. (Current average revenues per attendee in the room are approximately $1.2M.) Please note this is an advanced workshop for women entrepreneurs with minimum qualifications to attend. Have a look at IconicWithAliBrown.com, and if it’s not a good fit for you, please pass this on to a high performing female entrepreneur you know. And come join in our conversations on Instagram at www.instagram.com/alibrownofficial or Facebook at www.facebook.com/alibrownfan. Xo, Ali PS — I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. :) Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. PPS — AND we are on the tail end of our #GlambitionRadio journal giveaway – you still have a chance to get one mailed to you free! Details at www.alibrown.com/giveaway
August 28, 2019
We’ve got a lot of cool things coming up on #GlambitionRadio, so I decided to do a quick update episode for you that walks you through everything in one spot. Listen now to hear about the exciting new show schedule we’re taking on beginning this September, as well as a sneak preview of some of our powerful upcoming guests this fall — women leaders from a variety of fields who have grown their dreams to huge impact and incomes. (Many of these women are names you know or have founded brands you know!) And then you’ll hear how YOU can get your hands on a special limited edition **Glambition Radio journal** that I had created especially just for my listeners! (See a sneak peek of the journal and get started now at our giveaway info page: www.alibrown.com/giveaway.) Last but not least, we are HIRING here at We Lead, and especially focused on putting together a great marketing team based here in the Phoenix area where I live. Details on the show and job listing(s) at AliBrown.com/jobs. Enjoy this quick update, and then please come join in our conversations on Instagram at www.instagram.com/alibrownofficial/ or Facebook at www.facebook.com/alibrownfan Xo, Ali Head to Apple Podcasts and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later).
August 21, 2019
Coyote Ugly Saloon founder Lil Lovell was just 25 when she opened that first bar in New York City. And I remember hearing about it when I lived there in the ‘90s. It had become wildly popular overnight, known for its bartenders (and female customers!) dancing on the bar. And then one of her employees — a little-known writer named Elizabeth Gilbert (yes, truly) — wrote a fantastic piece on it when she was freelancing for ‘GQ’ magazine. Suddenly, Coyote Ugly was thrust into the national spotlight. Then Hollywood came knocking, and as you probably remember, the movie ‘Coyote Ugly’ came out in 2000. Today on GlambitionRadio.com, Lil reveals how she went from her tiny bar to the $37M+ franchise of today, which operates 27 locations in 7 countries, with another 20+ locations in the pipeline. On #GlambitionRadio, Lil opens up about the realities of having a movie based on her business, and her ‘unpopular’ opinion about the dark side of the women’s empowerment movement. (She makes a powerful point here, and I think you’ll agree.) You’ll also hear us discuss: *How Lil leveraged the movie deal to build her platform and start licensing and franchising her brand (and the challenges that came with the movie’s publicity) *The debate about the feminism of the Coyote Ugly Saloon (detractors have called it ‘one step away from a strip club’) and Lil’s take on why that’s ridiculous and that it’s actually a powerful, safe place for women to have fun What Lil does to maintain the integrity of her brand (even with locations in places as far as Japan, Russia, and… Kyrgyzstan?!) And, I reveal to Lil why I never actually went inside Coyote Ugly. (Lil then advises me which location to start with when I’m ready to finally dance on the bar — hmmmm. Should we plan a #GlambitionRadio trip?) Head to Apple Podcasts and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). Xo, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Show Notes: *The 1997 ‘GQ’ article by Elizabeth Gilbert that put Coyote Ugly Saloon on the national map: ‘The Muse of the Coyote Ugly Saloon’ *The trailer for ‘Coyote Ugly’, the movie based on Lil’s bar (It’s available on Netflix. Yay!)
August 7, 2019
Back when Jessica Yellin began her career in broadcast journalism, she stated at every opportunity: ‘My goal is to be a White House Correspondent.’ (Even when it garnered her some ‘Who do you think you are?’ looks.) And after working her way from local news to MSNBC, ABC, and then Good Morning America, she did it, becoming their official White House Correspondent in 2004. A few years later, she transitioned to CNN, and won Emmy, Gracie, and Peabody awards for journalism along the way. Today on GlambitionRadio.com, Jessica reveals how she built her powerful career by wearing her goals on her sleeve, and what inspired her to write her first novel, 'Savage News', which came out in April 2019. As described by Arianna Huffington: 'If The Devil Wears Prada and Broadcast News had a love child, it would be this hilarious satire of the Washington circus.' On #GlambitionRadio, Jessica shares why she chose to fictionalize her career in a novel, and the surprising reaction she’s heard from her readers. She also explains the massive gap in the way news is reported and shared today, and how she is disrupting the news industry today with her #NewsNotNoise campaign. On today’s Glambition Radio, we also discuss: *Why she pivoted from her role as GMA’s White House Correspondent to working for CNN — the outlet she calls the ‘assignment editor’ to the rest of the press. (She explains what she means during our interview. It was a brilliant career move.) *The problem with the 'outrage fatigue' we experience from ongoing 24-hour news coverage everywhere we look, and how it actually keeps us from engaging around the most important issues that affect our world today *Why there is a huge audience that wants to hear the news differently (I’m sure you can relate!) and why ‘news is ripe for disruption’ *How she listened to her intuition when it was time to pivot, and what it feels like to follow her purpose in life by launching #NewsNotNoise *The juicy little story of how Amy Schumer decided to announce her pregnancy using Jessica’s Instagram account to help gain more following for Jessica’s cause *And we had a laugh over why women correspondents’ hairstyles are somehow such a big deal on broadcast news. Head to Apple Podcasts and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). And make sure to buy a copy of Jessica’s novel, 'Savage News', wherever books are sold. Xo, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Show Notes: *Jessica's Instagram, where she separates the news from the noise. You can learn more at NewsNotNoise.com *Jessica's Instagram Story that announced Amy Schumer's pregnancy! *The Wall Street Journal article that put Jessica back on my radar: Jessica Yellin Has Stories to Tell *'Broadcast News', the movie that helped inspire Jessica's career
July 24, 2019
She created Addyi, the first FDA-approved drug for women with low libidos, dubbed by the media as ‘the female Viagra’, and sold the company that created it — Sprout Pharmaceuticals — for $1 BILLION. And then last year, she successfully sued to get it BACK. Why? And then what happened? I had to get Cindy Eckert (formerly Whitehead) back on the show, not only to explain what’s going on with her company, but also update us on her unabashed mission to help make more women ‘really f---ing rich’. >>> This is one of the reasons why I’m flying Cindy in to Phoenix this November as a special guest at #ICONICwithAliBrown. She’ll be leading us in a special ‘closed-door’ session on thinking bigger and doing BIG deals. More than ever, women are needed to take their missions to a grander scale. And right now we have less than 17 seats left, so have a look at ICONICwithAliBrown.com.) As a proven serial entrepreneur with multiple successful exits (and as the only woman to sell her business for over $1 billion), Cindy knows how to take an idea from inception to becoming much bigger than herself. Today on #GlambitionRadio, Cindy describes why it’s important to be singularly focused, and why she ignores industry formulas to instead follow her curiosity. You’ll hear us discuss: *The problem of women entrepreneurs thinking too small these days (and what’s distracting them from their true, ICONIC work in the world) *The shocking, unsolicited feedback Cindy received from a female attendee at a speaking event, and how it changed the way she introduces herself forever (I love her even more for this, and it revealed how messed up most women are about money in general) *How you can and should be creative and curious within your industry (and where Cindy went for customer service training with her team — I love this!) *Why her investment strategy is to ‘make women really f---ing rich’ (and the incredible multiplier effect of this strategy) Head to Apple Podcasts and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download for later). And if you want to join Cindy and myself alongside some of the most successful women leaders in their categories, consider joining us at #ICONICwithAliBrown on Nov. 5+6, 2019 here in Phoenix. There is no other event like this out there! Have a look at what is in store, and see if you qualify. (Please note this is a workshop for proven business leaders—see if you qualify at ICONICwithAliBrown.com) Xo, Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! Show Notes: *Hear more about Cindy’s career and backstory on #GlambitionRadio Ep. 121 *Check out Cindy’s Pink Ceiling and Pinkubator Program *Follow Cindy’s hashtag on Instagram: #RightToDesire *Cindy’s recent photo with Paris Hilton on Instagram *CNBC: The woman behind ‘female Viagra’ sold her company for $1 billion — then got it back for free
July 10, 2019
It was during a walk down the freezer aisle that Natasha Case saw it: No one had innovated in the ice cream category in decades. And none of the brands on the shelf spoke to her, as a millennial and a woman. In this candid episode at GlambitionRadio.com, Natasha opens up about the risks it took to start Coolhaus Ice Cream, and how she and her co-founder (now wife) Freya navigated the challenges of their business, marriage, and becoming parents. I am amazed by Natasha’s story, and the vision and courage it took to go from her architecture background to… ice cream! On #GlambitionRadio Natasha explains how she knew the timing was right for her passionate hobby — making ice cream and cookies for colleagues and friends — to become something bigger. Food trucks were just entering the scene in L.A. when she and Freya put it all on the line: They bought an old, beat-up postal van (for $2,500 off Craigslist) and started selling their ice cream to see if they had a viable product. And their test gig was no small one —Coachella! Natasha has been named ’30 Under 30’ by Forbes and Zagat, and Coolhaus ice cream is sold in over 7,500 grocery stores from Safeway to Whole Foods, and internationally. You will love her warmth and energy, and our holistic discussion of all things business, family life, and kids. On today’s episode, we also discuss: *Why it’s dangerous when you know too much about your category (I couldn’t agree more. She is singing my song!) *What happened when a small farmer’s market rejected them… and why they decided to ‘go big or go home’ by debuting their product to over 100,000 people at Coachella! *How Natasha and Freya knew it was time for Freya to leave the business (Natasha goes there in this episode, and doesn’t hold back from sharing how they managed the business and their relationship) *How the generosity of two veterans of the ice cream and cookie business helped Natasha and Freya get their start (I love this story, because none of us would be where we are today without this kind of mentorship and support) *Why adding a dairy-free line requires a new level of creativity (you won’t believe how they make their dairy-free ice cream… and I can say from personal experience that it’s delicious!) Head to Apple Podcasts and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). And make sure to look for Coolhaus ice cream next time you’re at the store! Xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
June 26, 2019
A cut-up t-shirt she designed in her apartment helped launch Rebecca Minkoff’s entire fashion empire over 20 years ago, and it’s still thriving. But I was even more interested in having RM herself on #GlambitionRadio this week to discuss her new venture designed to assist other female founders. It started with a simple question to a VC firm who wanted her to invest: ‘May I see a list of your female-founded companies?’ When they couldn’t easily provide one, she knew it was an opportunity. She shares her brilliant solution and why its relevant more than ever on this inspiring episode at GlambitionRadio.com. Rebecca’s network of women mentors, supporters and colleagues had always been instrumental in her success. And she knew that 82% of women are more likely to support female-founded brands… if only it was made easier to do so. So Rebecca created the Female Founder Collective: a network and directory of businesses led by women and supporting women. You’ll hear Rebecca’s big plans for this collective — plus, how you can join and get involved — on #GlambitionRadio. She also shares why she stopped hosting formal fashion shows and took a ‘sharp right turn’ (as I call it) to launch I Am Many. This powerful campaign is a far cry from the conventional runway show: It uses video to highlight diverse women’s stories, while promoting Rebecca’s latest fashion collections. On today’s episode, we also discuss: *The FULL story on how that first t-shirt ended up launching her entire business… and how it appeared on Jay Leno (without her!) *The inspiration behind her first handbag (let’s all flash back to our Carrie Bradshaw days in NYC ;)) *The importance of scarcity in today’s market (and how you can use it to take calculated risks in your business) *Rebecca’s advice for how — and when — to branch out (without diluting your brand or specialty) *The silver lining to our current political climate (and how it galvanized Rebecca to think differently about her legacy) *What happened when she her dad for a business loan.. and he said no! *Why it felt “extraordinarily materialistic” to do fashion as usual… and how that led her to think differently *Why Rebecca doesn’t splash her name or initials across her handbags and clothing (I love this) Head to Apple Podcasts and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). And make sure to apply to join the Female Founder Collective now and become part of the movement. Xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
June 12, 2019
‘Nothing is worth this.’ That’s how my client Kelly Roach describes the moment she knew the madness had to stop. She had the launch plans, landing pages, and email funnels for her successful coaching business, but not only was it becoming less effective — she was burning out. Today on GlambitionRadio.com, Kelly reveals how she threw out all the formulas, simplified everything, and created her ‘Live Launch’ model, which is working better than ever. What I love about Kelly’s model is that it relies on intuition and human connection… and it works. Because although we’re plugged in 24/7, studies show that people feel more disconnected and alone than ever. It’s time to forget the formulas and automation and ‘best practices’ (designed by the guys) and bring it back to interacting with real people and actually serving them — not yourself. And, you have to hear how Kelly’s prior corporate experience in a cutthroat, aggressive industry gave her the skills and tenacity to build her business. On today’s #GlambitionRadio, we also discuss: *Why human connection is the new strategy (and how you can connect at scale from your living room and smartphone) *How online marketing today is at ‘peak bullsh*t’ — and how you can stand out from the noise *Why you need to think 10 years ahead of where you are today, and what you need to pull you toward the future (no more pushing) *How an entire generation of well-intentioned ‘coaches’ are becoming irrelevant… because they’re abusing automation *The problem with all the storytelling going on across industries *Kelly’s #1 business growth strategy (this is not what you’re expecting and it’s SO important!) *And… I pry into Kelly’s secret past as an NFL cheerleader and how it actually built a good business mindset. If you feel like the sea of saturation is drowning your voice, Kelly’s simple way of serving her clients and running her business are exactly what you need to hear right now. As she puts it, ‘don’t underestimate the power of stripping everything away.’ Head to Apple Podcasts and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). And make sure to check out Kelly’s podcast, ‘Unstoppable Success Radio’ (I was honored to be a guest on episode 439) and Facebook Group, ‘Tribe of UNSTOPPABLES.’  Xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
May 29, 2019
Beth Comstock was one of the most powerful leaders in corporate America… and one of the few women at the top…until one day she was abruptly let go from G.E. Suddenly, everything shifted. About to publish her first book on the power of change, Beth had to walk her talk in a new way: open up to change, discover what was waiting, and give herself permission to take risks. And she’s sharing her very personal story this week on GlambitionRadio.com. While I was familiar with Beth before this new chapter in her life, I have to tell you I was even more excited to interview her NOW, in the midst of her own personal reinvention. I have a feeling her best is yet to come, beginning with her new book ‘Imagine It Forward: Courage, Creativity and the Power of Change.’ The book is so good I couldn’t put it down. It’s full of practical advice, stories and situations from Beth’s actual experience (no untried theories or academia here). You won’t believe some of Beth’s stories she shares on the show today: turning down a job offer from Steve Jobs twice (and whether she regrets it); getting called out by her own CEO for not being confident enough; and that time Jack Welch hung up on her just to make a point! On today’s #GlambitionRadio, we also discuss: *How efficiency is destroying creativity (and how our obsession with eliminating defects is blocking our imagination and creative sparks) *Why management is dead — and it should be! (Because ‘managing’ is an outdated way to think about leadership) *The mindset shift you must make to take action (courage and creativity don’t count without action) *Why you must be an entrepreneur in this day and age — whether you work for yourself or in corporate America *The importance of agitated inquiry (this is what sets the best leaders, coaches and mentors apart) *Why Beth is taking a year to wander, discover, and take time to decide what’s next (plus, what it feels like to ‘fly off autopilot’) Beth’s insights are universal: be ready to discover what’s new, open yourself up to experimentation and conflict, and pair imagination and creativity with actual action. I got so much out of my conversation with Beth, and I know you will, too. Head to Apple Podcasts and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). And make sure to get a copy of Beth’s book, ‘Imagine It Forward: Courage, Creativity and the Power of Change’, wherever books are sold. (It’s also on Apple iBooks.) Xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on Apple Podcasts. Select ‘Listen in Apple Podcasts’ then choose the ‘Ratings and Reviews’ tab to share what you think. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
May 15, 2019
After building her $100-million baby blanket company from the ground up, Raegan Moya-Jones had forever changed the lives of parents of newborns. Even infant Prince George was seen wearing one of Raegan’s swaddles at his first royal appearance! But then last year, after taking on new VC partners, she was abruptly fired… from her own company. In this powerfully candid episode of Glambition Radio, Raegan doesn’t hold back. She opens up about the pain of having no say in the business she founded, her humble background, and her exciting new venture (it’s quite a pivot from baby blankets!). She shares how and where she found the money to build her company, how she juggled working full-time and parenting four daughters while growing the business, plus what happened when she made what she calls ‘the single biggest mistake I’ve ever made.’ Raegan tells these stories and more in her brand-new book, ‘What It Takes: How I Built a $100 Million Business Against the Odds’. The book offers open and honest insight into the thrill and heartbreak of building a wildly successful business. On #GlambitionRadio, we discuss: *How the biggest mistake of her life cost Raegan her business *The emotional trauma of being fired… from her own company. (Plus what it feels like to have your family’s money tied up in a business you don’t control) *How Raegan trusted her intuition as she built her $100 million empire — despite having no formal education, family money or connections *The problem with how most private equity investors define ‘success’ and ‘failure’ *When she finally confronted her husband about the ‘second-shift’ she was working alone to take care of their daughters (and why she enabled it for so long) *The challenges of parenting four teenage girls (and why she’s glad she built her business when they were young) *Her latest business venture, and why it’s a dramatic pivot from her last one (Hint: it’s literally moonshine!) I could talk with Raegan all day, and I know her candor, humor, and integrity will inspire you as much as it does me. Head to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). Make sure to get a copy of Raegan’s latest book, ‘What It Takes: How I Built a $100 Million Business Against the Odds’, wherever books are sold. Xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
May 1, 2019
Wine in a CAN. But a slim, cool, sexy can. Delivered to your door. Stay with me here. How do you know when an industry is due for disruption? And that your idea will really take off? In this episode of GlambitionRadio.com you’ll learn how Angela Allison decided to launch her unique subscription-based wine business, Wine Society, after a career that spanned from graphic design to nursing. Since their launch in January 2018, they are shipping to just under 40 states, now retailing in major grocery stores like Kroger and Albertsons, and been spotlighted in mainstream magazines like Us Weekly. What I was most impressed with during our interview was hearing not only how Angela first saw this opportunity but more importantly how clear she and her team have gotten on their ideal customer. Angela reveals how taking a leap of faith and surrounding herself by the right people went hand-in-hand with her success in this insightful episode of #GlambitionRadio. On the show we discuss: *How Angela’s career path went from graphic design to interior design to nursing to… wine! (This should give hope to all you career wanderers.) *How she saw the opportunity to make drinking wine easier (and less formal, expensive and intimidating) but in a different way than boxed wine (and for a different market). *How well Angela knows her target customer, and why that makes their marketing, advertising, and partnerships convert so well. *Why they made “counter-worthiness” a priority when designing their cans (even though the majority of their sales are subscriptions) *Why they decided to give LESS choices than more, offering only a few simple blends instead of a multitude of wines *The surprising response she got when she asked for mentorship and guidance in the wine business Head to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). And check out Wine Society’s online subscription at WineSociety.com and look for their products in select states. Xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
April 17, 2019
Want to get booked on podcasts? The time is now. The podcast market is growing exponentially — today over half of the U.S. population has listened to a podcast, and the majority of podcast listeners are affluent, loyal and educated. If you want to be heard, podcasting is a must-have in your ongoing marketing plan. My client Jessica Rhodes saw the opportunity. She founded Interview Connections, the first-ever podcast booking agency, in 2013. On today’s episode of #GlambitionRadio, Jessica and I discuss not only how she capitalized on the podcasting market to build a successful agency, but also how YOU can leverage podcasting to increase your revenues and brand exposure. With her business partner Margy Feldhuhn, eight full time booking agents (they average 300 podcast bookings per month!), a manager, and a show researcher, Interview Connections is the only business in their industry offering the level of tailored service they do. And there is a reason for their success: Jessica’s dedication to her team. Since 2013 Jessica has scaled the business to just under seven figures with nearly no direct marketing or ads. Interview Connections’ clients include prominent industry thought leaders as well as some companies you may know. You will learn a lot from Jessica’s insight into the podcasting world and her instincts for building a uniquely loyal team. On the show, we discuss: *Why Jessica believes podcast marketing is similar to traditional PR strategy and how to manage your expectations of podcast marketing *The ONE thing you need to give to the podcast host and their listeners (this is key!) *How podcast interviews must be part of your ongoing marketing plan (and not just in bursts) *Her advice for how to get booked on podcasts now *Who she believes should NOT leverage podcasting *The unusual personal development training Jessica requires of all her new team members Jessica and I also discuss knowing your business numbers, why you should find a mentor who will push you to the next level, and why personal development is so important to your professional life. Head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download for later). Xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
April 3, 2019
Money. You want it, you love it, you need it, you make it, and you still have questions… What do I need to do to protect it? Why is it hard to talk about money? Why do I feel so emotional about it? And how do I find the right financial planner!? The truth is, women are in a historic moment: We are the first generation in history to have the professional and financial opportunities we do right now. However, our responsibilities have increased dramatically as well. Besides work, we’re still shouldering the majority of responsibilities for child care, caring for aging parents, running the household… you know the story (and you’ve probably experienced the decision fatigue)! Most women weren't raised to have frank, financial discussions about how to plan for these financial opportunities and challenges… nor how to manage them. That’s why you MUST hear this conversation with Jean Chatzky, the financial editor for NBC’s TODAY show and an award-winning financial journalist and author, in this powerful episode of #GlambitionRadio. On the show, we discuss: *Why women are uniquely challenged when it comes to building and managing wealth (good news: it’s NOT our fault!) *The influx of wealth that many women need to prepare for, by building financial confidence and skills *The relationship with money you need to truly feel happy - and the missing link about spending in so many money books out there *What she did right over the course of her career (even when it was scary and she had no idea what she was doing!) *Why you need to charge what you’re worth… ‘plus tax’ *Jean’s unexpected (and fantastic!) parenting advice, that I’m going to use with my twins! *How to find a great financial planner (and surprisingly, why Jean has one of her own) Jean is the voice of reason we need in a world where women are building wealth and power, and need to build the chops to manage our money in a way that serves us, protects our families, and leads to the change this world needs. Head to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). Make sure to get a copy of Jean’s latest book, ‘Women With Money’, wherever books are sold, and also tune in to Jean’s own podcast, ‘Her Money’ (which I will be appearing on soon!). Xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
March 20, 2019
Meet the Australian who’s made millions from her groundbreaking coaching programs specifically for dance studio owners… but only AFTER she CUT 60% of the content from her initial courses. What? Yes… it was the best thing she could have done. The biggest mistake many info-preneurs make is overloading their new members with too much content at once. And sadly, in the quest to ‘wow’ our clients, it simply overwhelms them, and they slip away. But in this case, she nailed it, leading to even better results for her clients.  On today’s episode of #GlambitionRadio, my 3-year Premier client Chantelle Bruinsma, CEO and Founder of Studio Expansion, has solid advice that I want everyone to hear: simplify, simplify, simplify. You’ll hear in detail the dramatic changes she made to improve her program conversions and retention, and how she changed as a leader in her business as well. But how did this all begin? Years ago, Chantelle founded a successful performing arts studio in Sydney that rapidly expanded to six venues in just four years. With a team of 35 teachers and over 1,000 students, Chantelle was not surprisingly asked to share her strategies, and that’s how Studio Expansion was born. She is on a mission to redefine the studio business by helping studio owners succeed, experience more passion, more profits, and more purpose. With Chantelle at the helm, Studio Expansion’s online community has helped studios from around the world attract more students, boost retention, and build a loyal team. And she’s helped some larger organizations as well which have contracted with her for consulting and partnerships, including Dance Informa Magazine, Kindermusik International, and Jackrabbit Studio Management Software. In addition, Chantelle has sat on multiple Performing Arts Boards and acted as an Ambassador for national organizations such as Music Count Us In, ABC’s Sing Books, Schools Spectacular and The Arts Unit. It’s pretty clear this gal is dedicated to the performing arts, period. On the show, we also discuss: *How to make launches IRRELEVANT to your business (doesn’t that just make your heart sing?) *The importance of what I call purposeful perception™ and how Chantelle used it to position herself to truly be in a league of her own and incomparable to any other ‘coach’ or training in her industry *The question Chantelle always asks herself to determine whether she can build a scalable business for the long haul *Her tips on how to build and keep an incredible team (her hiring process is key—her job descriptions alone are three pages long) *In her own words, what she’s gained from being part of my Premier Group (and why she renewed three years in a row) *How you can build a legacy by focusing on your community *The importance of NOT letting your market tell you how to run your business (YOU are the one who leads) *How her first marriage made her commit to never shrink herself in both her professional and personal life *Chantelle’s sharp response to a few trolls who viciously tried to sabotage her business **This was one of our juiciest interviews EVER with tons of practical information you can apply to your business right away.** Head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download for later). Xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
March 6, 2019
You’ve seen the ‘orange splat’ that’s pervaded nearly every corner in America… and now also the world. But did you know the Orangetheory concept was created by Florida fitness trainer Ellen Latham while she was a single mom in her 40s? I’m thrilled for you to meet the founder of this global fitness phenomenon on this week’s #GlambitionRadio! Orangetheory Fitness has grown to 1,100+ studios across the U.S. and in more than 23 countries—in just 8 YEARS. Last year the company reached $1 BILLION in systemwide sales. The Orangetheory Workout is now conducted in eight different languages, with 800,000 members worldwide. Impressive, to say the least. But what I wanted to know was, how did Ellen go from training clients out of her home to suddenly collaborating with expert partners* to franchise the concept worldwide? (*The same guys who grew Massage Envy and European Wax Center to astounding franchise growth.) On today’s episode of #GlambitionRadio, Ellen walks us through the moment she unexpectedly got fired from her spa fitness club job, and then, step by step, leveraged her skills to build a fitness business of her own. And then, *the single serendipitous moment* that determined her future as Orangetheory! What I love most about Ellen is not only her clear passion and dedication to improving people’s lives, but how seamlessly she and her partners worked—and still work— together to consistently build out Orangetheory Fitness. Pay attention: This woman DOES THE WORK. On the show, we also discuss: *What makes the Orangetheory workout so different than other fitness classes (the key is its individual heartrate-monitored training that’s designed to stimulate metabolism and increase energy) *What Ellen’s football coach father taught her about building off your strengths versus obsessing on what you don’t have, and how his advice continues to guide her strategic business decisions *What Ellen’s 3 P’s are behind the phenomenal growth of Orangetheory—people, program, and process—and what they each mean to her. *Why she and her partners decided to HALT growth of the entire company one year in order to tune things up (it had to do with making sure they were partnering with the right franchisees; this was really interesting and showed how much they cared about the long-term success of the business) *Why Ellen is still VERY involved with the business on a daily basis (even though she could have easily ‘cashed in and checked out’ by now) *What Ellen has to say about all the copycat fitness franchises popping up now around America (her answer is exactly why Orangetheory is thriving) On the show Ellen and I also discuss why you should believe in your potential (and why you need to also attach action to your potential), the importance of having the right support systems all around you, and why her photo is posted inside every school in Niagra Falls, N.Y. :) I know you’re going to get a lot out of today’s show. Head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). Xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
February 20, 2019
You’ve got the high-paying job, the praise, the house, the car, the marriage… you should feel accomplished, right? Not always. My friend Kelsey Ramsden ticked off all the boxes, and even after major achievements such as being named Canada’s top female entrepreneur (twice!), she still felt frustrated and lonely. Talking with other entrepreneurs, Kelsey realized she wasn’t the only one experiencing what she now calls a “success hangover”. So… she wrote the book on it. On today’s episode of #GlambitionRadio, Kelsey discusses her groundbreaking new book, “Success Hangover: Ignite Your Next Act. Screw Your Status Quo. Feel Alive Again.” I SO agree with this conversation: It’s time to start giving ourselves permission to have very different goals every few years — what may have satiated us at the last stage of our careers will not (and should not) as we gain new perspectives, wisdom, and skillsets. It should be expected for our goals and ambitions to evolve.    By the way, Kelsey literally moves the earth with her businesses in civil construction and real estate where she builds highways, airports, and communities. (She dialed in for our interview from Montserrat, where her company is bidding to help rebuild their infrastructure after the huge hurricane a few years ago.) Forbes has written that Kelsey, “...is a master builder of ideas, businesses and sky’s the limit futures”, so you know this conversation is going to be GREAT. On the show, we also discuss: *The life-changing adventures she leads three times a year (including a wild story about a sniper training workshop) *How men and women experience the success hangover differently (you may be surprised) *How she handled the angry emails she received from people who didn’t like her book! (these comments were amusing to me) *The importance of creating work that can stand alone (I really appreciated this distinction) *Her theory on confidence vs. competence, and mindful imperfection *How having cancer reshaped how she looks at her life, her career, and the choices she makes On the show Kelsey and I also discuss the importance of knowing the numbers in your business, why you should put high expectations on the people you surround yourself with (yes!), and the advantages of letting people see the real you and not just the Instagram you. Head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). And don’t forget to pick up your copy of “Success Hangover” wherever books are sold and hear Kelsey’s own podcast, “Futureproofing”, which I’ve appeared on! Xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
February 6, 2019
I’m guessing you’re likely all too familiar with the often difficult balance of juggling your feminine qualities within the world of entrepreneurship. Historically, feminine qualities such as sensitivity and intuition have been perceived as weaknesses in our society. But think about the possibilities if those traits were encouraged instead. What if you brought more femininity to solving challenging situations… instead of repressing those traits? In this week’s episode of #GlambitionRadio, co-authors of “The Feminine Revolution: 21 Ways to Ignite the Power of Your Femininity for a Brighter Life and a Better World”, Amy Stanton and Catherine Connors, discuss how to think about feminine qualities in a different way. In the well-reviewed book, these gals flip previously disparaged feminine traits on their head and turn them into traits to instead embrace. The Feminine Revolution empowers women to see how sensitivity and intuition are important advantages, not traits we should subdue. Both women have unique backgrounds in helping empower female voices. Amy is the CEO and Founder of the Stanton & Company, a lifestyle and PR agency that helps promote and build positive female role models and messaging for women. Previously, Amy served as the first-ever CMO for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. As the co-founder and CCO of Maverick, as well as the Founder and author of the website Her Bad Mother, Catherine has been helping mothers navigate motherhood, womanhood and raising empowered girls since 2006. Named one of Time’s Top 25 Blogs of 2012, HerBadMother.com has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, just to name a few. On the show, we also discuss: *How Amy and Catherine not only came up with the idea for the book but how they each brought their own femininity to the collaboration process *The thought process for the name of the book, and why they think it will spark a movement *The key reason why Amy and Catherine believe society won’t be able to have a conversation about female equality without looking at what it means to be feminine *How The Feminine Revolution fits into the current media narrative of gender inequality *The importance of giving yourself space to feel emotions and question your intentions On the show, we also discuss how failures are really blessings in disguise, why we need to give ourselves space to explore our feminine qualities, and why we should keep in mind that every day is a new day. Head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). And don’t forget to pick up your own copy of The Feminine Revolution, available wherever books are sold. Xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
January 23, 2019
You’re about to meet a woman who has been a longtime force of nature in the world of women’s fitness. Beginning in the ‘90s, Cathy Savage paved the way in competition coaching for women. But more importantly since then, she’s worked to shift the current industry’s oversexed focus back to where it should be: empowerment, athleticism, and health. And I’m honored this prominent powerhouse is a client of mine. Cathy has been featured on MTV, ABC News, and Fox News, and she is on the prestigious Advisory panel of and a contributor for Oxygen Magazine and Strong Magazine. In a revolutionary move, Cathy recently created her own fitness event aptly called “Be Amazing”, where participants are celebrated for their health, instead of being judged. It’s probably not a surprise to you either when I share she’s done incredibly well with all her businesses, which generate multiple 7-figures a year while helping others achieve their dreams. Cathy’s determination, passion, and “of course” attitude are sure to rub off on you while you listen to today’s #GlambitionRadio episode. On the show, we discuss: *The lightbulb moment Cathy had when she realized her love of  fitness could bring her a healthy income *Cathy’s mic-drop exercise for women who get stuck in a victim mentality and can’t escape their ‘story’ (ohhhh… this is powerful) *How Cathy became one of the top leaders in Isagenix and is now showing others how to make passive income of their own (this gal is at the top of her game) *What it was like to be featured on the early MTV reality show “I Want The Perfect Body” *Her thoughts on my ICONIC event and how it changed things for her (strategy + action is key) *The beautiful story of her deciding to adopt a daughter from Korea to complete her dream family of four *What Cathy has in store for the rest of 2019!  On the show Cathy and I also cover why you should always do the work and trust the process, why you should never settle in either your personal or professional life, and the importance of always putting family first. You’re going to get a lot out of this episode. Head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). Xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
January 10, 2019
Let’s do this! There’s some powerful energy in the air for 2019 around creating what you REALLY want next. But there are some major moves you have to consider first to get there, and I’m sharing them with you TODAY on this special solo episode of #GlambitionRadio. My first recommendation may surprise you, and that’s not what to take on, but what to let go of. And I give you my special secret formula to identify those things quickly. You can’t move into your true ICONIC work until you decide what’s NOT up to par for you anymore. And I’m not even talking about habits, etc. I’m talking about what is ‘taking up room’ in your business model, for a start.  Then, I share with you that with all the noise and chaos in nearly every industry right now—especially for those of you who represent yourself and your offerings online—what YOUR absolute BEST move could be right now to not only stand out from the pack, but attract the ideal clients and followers you’ve been wanting.     I also share a sneak peek at my upcoming workshop, ‘ICONIC Content + IP Retreat, happening in Phoenix, March 19-21. Because I filled most of the seats at my recent ICONIC event, there are only 12 spots left. This is a very different type of retreat, with only 30 participants total, where we’re going to roll up our sleeves and break into your ICONIC messaging and models… on the spot. (For more info now and to reserve your seat, go to www.IPRetreat.com. But I walk you through all the details on the show, so it would be good to listen as well.) It’s a critical time for changemaking entrepreneurs and thought leaders to develop and disseminate their most powerful content and I.P. (intellectual property). To TRULY step into being a thought leader – and I don’t mean just posting positive platitudes online to a bevy of followers (there are plenty of those). I mean REALLY leading your audience to a new way of THINKING. But making time for any of this in your everyday business life is nearly next to impossible. It’s time you create a place and a plan to get your true messaging out there, and I share how you can be sure to make this happen in 2019. This is one you don’t want to miss. Listen now or download for later at GlambitionRadio.com. Enjoy, and if you like this episode please share with your community! Xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
December 19, 2018
Entrepreneurs with kids often underestimate the importance of good childcare to support our careers and our missions (not to mention our marriages)! And you can thank Lynn Perkins, CEO and Co-Founder of UrbanSitter, for creating an app that makes finding even last minute childcare easier and more trustworthy than ever. What’s different about UrbanSitter than any other app or site is it plugs into your existing social networks to find sitters and nannies. So for example, you can link to your Facebook network, school, church, or other community organization, and you’ll instantly see the sitters that are being used regularly and recommended within. Even better, most sitters will respond to your job post within minutes, making it actually feasible you’ll find childcare last minute for that important meeting that popped up this afternoon. On today’s episode of #GlambitionRadio, I have Lynn walk me through how she came up with this genius idea and began to test and scale the venture, step by step. (She now has over a million users in 50 cities, with the company facilitating over 700,000 babysitting jobs!) Lynn (who is also a mom of twins, so we had a lot to chat about ;)) also shares how she went about raising $50 million in VC funding from top-tier investors including First Round Capital, Advance Venture Partners, and Canaan Partners. Keep in mind she was nearly always pitching to rooms of men who were not her target market, so Lynn shares on the show how she learned fast how to get their attention and take this seriously. On the show, we also discuss: *How she decided which features to start with and NOT to start with when launching UrbanSitter (those of you who are perfectionists have to hear this tip) *Why UrbanSitter pays sitters their full rate and does not take a cut (this was an interesting part of their model I did not realize) *How they started marketing UrbanSitter without paid advertising *How her entrepreneurship has helped her marriage have “food for conversation” (her husband just started his own venture as well) *The importance of carving out at least 3 hours every week for self-care when running a business *And… her most personal embarrassing babysitting story (This is a classic! I couldn’t beat it.) Lynn and I also discuss the importance of women selling the “big picture” when talking about your company, why you shouldn’t be afraid to launch your product or service in the beta stage, and why writing every morning and every evening can help clear your mind and prioritize your goals. Lots of insightful tips and advice in this episode. Head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). Xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
December 5, 2018
If you ever watched the shopping channel QVC over the years, you likely caught a glimpse of this gorgeous, well-spoken woman introducing you to a new clothing staple or beauty product you couldn’t live without. Lisa Robertson was arguably the network’s most popular and best performing host of all time, generating a huge fan base and generating billions of dollars in revenue. In 2012 she launched her own Lisa Robertson Collection to create and feature her own designs as well as more of her favorite things, and she moved on from QVC in 2014. But why did she really leave, and how has the transition been for her? During this episode of Glambition Radio I was happily surprised at how open and forthright Lisa was in talking about the transition. You’ll also hear about her entire journey of her 20-year career in hosting and sales. (Did you know she first got started doing night shifts at another shopping channel, talking to herself (and the occasional inebriated caller) for hours a night? She tells the story during our interview.) She gives us a sneak peek into her life now, and her new online business, after leaving her cable career. Her stunning Pennsylvania home is now the ultimate décor showroom, and she live-streams frequently to show off her wares and give decorating tips. (I found myself entranced in the middle of a workday… watching a full 10-minute demonstration on how to make the perfect Christmas bow. And I suddenly felt I had to up my holiday decorating game. That’s her magic. I was sold.) You’ll hear how she runs her business, works with a team she loves, and uses social media to serve her fans — it’s all on this episode of Glambition Radio. On the show, we also cover: * how she found the blessing in being overworked (at one point 20 hour workdays when she was on TV) * how she keeps out the haters and negative people from her Facebook page * the biggest change in Lisa’s life since leaving QVC * how she came to the realization that she was a control freak and how it changed her leadership style * the importance of looking at the big picture and not getting hung up on the little things when owning a business * why Lisa thinks everyone should own their own business for at least a year * why thinking like an entrepreneur will often NOT serve you well when working for a corporation (love this insight!) On the show Lisa and I also discuss the importance of trusting your gut, why you need to remember why you started your own business in the first place, and what we love about Christmas decor. You’re not going to want to miss this. So head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download for later). Xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
November 21, 2018
This is a story of personal reinvention, as well as fashion innovation. Meet Lyndie Benson. You may not know her name, but her talents were behind the career of her husband for 30 years: saxophonist Kenny G. (Many don’t know that Lyndie named all of Kenny’s commercially successful albums and names of the songs, as well as designed most of the album covers.) But when their marriage came to an end a few years ago, she decided it was high time to put her own creative passions first. Her sustainable luxury fashion brand Bleusalt is barely a few years out of the gate, but it’s chic, relaxed, eco-style has already drawn the attention of celebs like Cindy Crawford and Patrick Dempsey. But how did she go from having no experience in the fashion industry to starting a direct-to-consumer fashion brand? It started with discovering a piece of super soft fabric made from a beechwood tree. On today’s episode of #GlambitionRadio, I have Lyndie walk me through how she began the process from idea to launch, step by step. And you’ll appreciate her biggest a-ha moment — she realized she didn’t have to truly start from scratch; she already had years of valuable experience and was able to put it to use founding Bleusalt. On the show, we also discuss: *How Lyndie believes focusing on how you want to *feel* is moreimportant than what you want to do (this is how Bluesalt was born) *How Bleusalt is unlike any other sustainable luxury brands on the market (and how that led to dozens of Malibu-based celebrities to fall in love with the brand — this is key) *Why she still insists on managing all of Bleusalt’s social media personally, as well as receiving customer emails *About that collaboration between Patrick Dempsey and Bleusalt (how this happened is a fun story—and SO Malibu ;)) *How social media is like the equivalent to a “store window” when you have a direct-to-consumer business *The key in standing out from the crowd easily (you have to hear this) *What’s next for Lyndie and Bleusalt… Lyndie and I also cover the importance of following your passion, why you should know your value, and to have confidence in putting yourself out there. You’re not going to want to miss this episode. Lyndie’s power entrepreneur story is the perfect example of what happens when you follow your passions. Head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). Xo Ali P.S. Be sure to head over to bleusalt.com to see her incredible pieces. I can’t wait to get my hands on The Wrap :)
November 7, 2018
Lauren Zander (formerly Handel) started her career the same as many of us did — she took a desk job straight out of college, wanting to save the world. She hated the job, but she discovered that she had a knack for helping people solve their problems, so she began coaching people through their struggles. But there is a lot to Lauren’s story of growth, both on the business and personal side. She shares it all, along with her powerful advice, on this episode of Glambition Radio. I have Lauren walk me through the beginning of how she started and grew her multimillion-dollar firm, as well as what comprises her groundbreaking methodology, The Handel Method®, which teaches clients to ‘hack into their own mainframe to redesign their life’. Clients come to her for coaching around their work lives but also their relationships, families… even their sex lives. We also dive into Lauren’s book “Maybe It’s You: Cut the Crap, Face Your Fears, Love Your Life”, which, as you can guess by the title, is a no-B.S. approach to fixing what’s not working in your life and turning things around. The author, university lecturer, and public speaker is also a contributor to several publications and media outlets, including The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Self, Women’s Health, Marie Claire, and The Huffington Post. Lauren has also led seminars and conferences all over the world for World Bank, the US Department of Justice for Judges, Rodale Publishing, and Donna Karan’s Urban Zen, just to name a few. On this episode of #GlambitionRadio, we also discuss: * How Lauren has effectively been able to generate constant press in recent years—it’s not just having a publicist  * The magic tips she uses to network and grow her clientele list. (On the show she tells a story on how she landed one high-profile client at a cocktail party.) * The importance of following through when making a new connection (this is crucial when networking, and many seem to neglect doing it) * Lauren’s thoughts on the current political climate and leadership in our country and how we should respond * The one thing Lauren wishes women did more of (this is key to her teachings) * What “personal pollution” is, and why it’s important to recognize * What happens when you’re okay with humiliation and rejection * The benefits of taking an improv class for your life and business And more. On the show Lauren and I also discuss why you should make a promise and put a consequence on it, why you should NOT try to change a man, and why you should be honest with yourself if you’re not feeling challenged in your career. Head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). Xo Ali P.S. We landed you a $75-off promo code if you’d like to try out Lauren’s Inner.U course. Use code GLAMBITION75 for $75 off a subscription level at checkout. Go to InnerU.Coach. P.S.S. Talk to a human and see if Handel Group coaching options are right for you. Find out which areas of life you may need to work on with the free coaching tool from Lauren Zander and Handel Group, The Current Reality Quiz. It's an easy (and fun!) way to self assess: http://bit.ly/GLAMBITIONCRQ
October 24, 2018
We’re doing something different this week with a SHOW FLIP! A few weeks ago I appeared as a guest on my client Eleanor Beaton’s ‘Fierce Feminine Leadership’ podcast, and we got into such juicy stuff, I wanted to make sure you heard it right here on GlambitionRadio.com. And here it is. I am calling this episode ‘The Stuff We Don’t Talk About’, because it delves into much of the unspoken things we deal with as our success accelerates faster and reaches higher. On this #GlambitionRadio, you’ll hear us rant on topics such as: * How too much information and too many courses are screwing with everyone’s heads and making them overthink everything with their business—and locking them into outdated models and revenue caps * Why I decided to shut down many of my large training programs a few years ago, and instead dedicate time and space to get ‘reoriented’ back into my true genius work * How Eleanor unbelievably got HATERS after explaining on her blog how she delegates email to an assistant. (Think about this: Would that have happened if she was a man? Hint: No.) * A great TIP on how to negate that weird “mom guilt” when you know it’s time to hire help around the house for your family. (But it’s gotta happen. For many of my clients who are the high earners of their families, this is an absolute non-negotiable.) * How a Madonna concert I saw at age 13 changed my life forever * Why change is messy, and you have to remember that in the middle of a lifesaving surgery it always looks like a murder * Why I’ve always made sure my business growth follows my personal growth, and what happens when I ignore that * And more. ***By the way, I was VERY free-flowing with my language on this interview so this is NOT one to listen to with the kids around, LOL! I was on fire.*** If you aren’t familiar with Eleanor, you should be. I consider her one of the foremost women’s leadership experts in North America today. When I first heard her teachings in 2015 as a guest on her podcast, I thought ‘Finally… someone is approaching this from a higher and extremely practical level’. And today, I’m honored she’s one of my ongoing Premier clients. (Who has quickly accelerated to a 7-figure business since she started working with me in 2017. Boom.) Through her trainings, mentorships, and keynotes, Eleanor advises senior executive women on developing the skills they need to amplify their voices and take their seats at the tables where the big decisions are made.  Eleanor will also be at my ICONIC 2.0 event happening here in Phoenix on November 7+8, 2018, so many of you will get to meet her in person. Waitlist at IconicWithAliBrown.com. Enjoy, and if you liked this episode please share with your community! Xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
October 10, 2018
Activist and social entrepreneur Zainab Salbi has dedicated her life to helping women survivors of war rebuild their lives and communities. As a victim herself of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein’s abuse, Zainab immigrated to the U.S., and at only 23 she founded Women for Women International. But here’s why I REALLY wanted to have her on the show today… Despite an incredibly impactful career helping women find their freedom, Zainab didn’t feel free herself. In creating and growing this huge mission, her role within the organization had become ‘her own monster’. She found herself eventually working so hard and so unfulfilled that she neared a complete breakdown. And on this powerful episode of #GlambitionRadio, Zainab shares the insightful realization she had: She needed to share her secrets in order to find her power. (Listen now at GlambitionRadio.com to understand what she means.) On the show, I have Zainab walk us through how she was able to tell her truth, fully and authentically, all of which is documented in her latest book “Freedom is an Inside Job”. And it’s an honor to have her on the show today, as I was so in awe of meeting her on Richard Branson’s Necker Island seven years ago during a private ‘New Frontiers in Philanthropy’ event. (I tell the story in the show intro.) Having been named as one of the women changing the world by leading publications such as Newsweek to People Magazine, Zainab’s 30-year career has empowered women and marginalized voices around the world. Today Zainab is the Executive Editor and host of the acclaimed PBS series “#MeToo, Now What”, as well as “The Zainab Salbi Project” with The Huffington Post and AOL, and “The Nida’a Show” with TLC Arabia. On the show, we also discuss: *The moment she knew it was time to step down from leading Women for Women International, but how terrified she was to admit it (this is something we all need to hear) *Why you DON’T have to compromise yourself for your “goal” (she says even your biggest dreams won’t require you to self-sacrifice—wow—this a new feminine leadership manifesto) *How contraction can be just as valuable as expansion – especially as you’re reaching your goals (you won’t hear this anywhere else) *The need for a new value system—for the sake of ourselves… and the world    Zainab and I also discuss the importance of carving out time for yourself every day, why you should stop making yourself small to make others happy, and the significance to dare to do what you believe is true.  I know you’ll get something out of this episode! Head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). Xo Ali P.S. Zainab latest book “Freedom is an Inside Job” was just released on October 2 — be sure you order your copy here.
September 26, 2018
My guest this week used to be unhappy in just about every area of her life. She was 30 pounds overweight, nearly $60,000 in debt working a job she hated, and she believed, like most do, that if her external circumstances shifted, she’d finally be happy. But she discovered it was actually time to look inward. And that led Christy Whitman on a trajectory of not only changing her life, but becoming a renowned transformational coach and two-time New York Times best-selling author. If you’re feeling in a “rut” with your business (or within yourself!), this #GlambitionRadio episode is a must listen! On the show Christy shares how we are currently in the “age of abundance” and we have the power to either attract or repel energy. In other words, YOU can manifest your dreams right here and now, and her recipe for success is shared in her new book ‘Quantum Success: 7 Essential Laws for a Thriving, Joyful and Prosperous Relationship with Work and Money’. Through Christy’s personalized coaching programs, she has helped thousands of people from around the world achieve their goals. She has appeared on The Today Show and The Morning Show and her work has been featured in People Magazine, Seventeen, and other publications, to name a few. On the show, Christy and I discuss: *How she dug deep to find out what was causing her anxiety… instead of trying to suppress the feeling *The critical concept of the upward spiral of success (I LOVE this, and haven’t heard it described this way before) *How to own your power to create your own thoughts *Why to choose ALIGNMENT over linear goals (this echoes what I’ve been sharing for the last few years; spot on) *Why you need to give yourself permission to let go (especially if it’s draining your energy) Christy and I also discuss the importance shifting negative thoughts into abundance, why we need to create a vision statement for our life and business, as well as whether you should self-publish a book or try to score a deal with a big publishing house. Don’t miss this insightful show. Head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). Xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
September 12, 2018
It was 1996. The Macarena was in full swing. Prince Charles and Princess Diana finalized their divorce. Mission Impossible with Tom Cruise debuted in theaters worldwide. And Reebok STEP was in full fitness force. I know because I was an instructor. And when I first moved to New York, I mailed a letter to this fantastic British woman I’d seen in the STEP videos. Her name was Petra Kolber. I wanted to see if—by some crazy chance—she’d be willing to have coffee with little ol’ Ali Brown, as I was considering teaching classes in the city. To my amazement, she responded with a YES, and… well, you have to hear the details in today’s #GlambitionRadio. Because you see, we then pretty much forgot about each other. Then, fast forward to this past May, I received a lovely letter from a woman named Petra Kolber, saying she had a new book coming out and would love to be on my show. She didn’t realize I was the same Ali Brown. And I didn’t recognize her name at first. You have to hear the story! And now… here we are. And I LOVE her new book: The Perfection Detox: Tame Your Inner Critic, Live Bravely, and Unleash Your Joy. If you’ve ever felt like you're not enough or you’re not doing enough, you are going to love her message she shares on today’s show. I have Petra walk us through how her career as an internationally renowned fitness expert (including being the global face and voice of Reebok) led to her having panic attacks and craving something more. This led to her writing The Perfection Detox — her 21-step process reveals how we can let go of perfectionism and gain our freedom back. On the show, we also discuss: * exactly what is standing in between you and your potential *how to tell if perfectionism is hurting or helping you (it can do both) *the importance of tuning in to the static between your heart and your head *how the pitfalls of social media relate to our perfectionist tendencies (and how to curb them) *how our heart can’t separate the difference between what we're seeing ‘on screen’ and what we're really going through in life (and what to do about it) * the best bit of advice she received at the beginning of her career (it’s simple but SO true) * details about Petra’s 10-year career as a fitness athlete, traveling around the world with Reebok *Petra’s thoughts on the importance of the need for women entrepreneurs especially to detox from toxic perfectionism Petra and I also discuss the importance of asking for help, why you shouldn’t take it personally if someone says no, and why you should stay humble, enjoy the ride, and serve your success forward. Head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). And be sure to check out her book at petrakolber.com/book-the-perfection-detox. Xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
August 29, 2018
After pulling all-nighters in her job at a global corporate consulting firm, a major hospitalization woke up Angelique Rewers to seek her own path. Her first step was launching her own boutique agency. But today, as The Corporate Agent, she mentors entrepreneurs from around the world helping them land corporate contracts. She’s sharing her journey on the show today, step by step. And I’m honored that on this episode of #GlambitionRadio, Angelique also reveals how pivotal my coaching was during that big transition she made. (In some ways I didn’t even realize until our conversation today.) Angelique and her team have trained and mentored more than 3,500 start-ups and self-employed professionals across 72+ countries in how to land and work with corporate clients. Her insights have led organizations such as USAID, National Geographic, and The Smithsonian to seek her consulting for entrepreneurs across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. And she’s been featured in Forbes, The Washington Post, CBS, and many more media outlets. On the episode, we also discuss: *the moment she took in a huge criticism lobbed at her and transformed it into a huge advantage *how she’s built critical relationships with the media to get unusually high coverage on her brand and business (this insight alone is worth hearing the episode) *how to stand out within all the noise out there — and your answer is NOT ‘more content’ (I agree wholeheartedly on this one) *why when everyone else is zigging, you have to zag, and how she made this decision when everyone else was telling her to ‘blend in’ *the ripple effect she experienced after speaking at my SHINE event in 2010 (she walks through the evolution of herself and her business) *why saying YES to everything will HURT your business *And how it really is working with your husband while managing twin 9-year-olds!  Angelique and I also discuss the importance of leaning into BOLD decision making, why you should be comfortable in your own skin, and coming to terms with the fact that you will make mistakes, (and that’s okay). I know you’ll get a lot out of this episode. So head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download for later). Xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
August 15, 2018
Sheri Salata had a dream job that many would kill for — a 20-year exhilarating career serving as Executive Producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show, and later as the Co-President of Harpo Studios and OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. On this #GlambitionRadio episode, I first have Sheri walk us through how she landed her dream job with Oprah. (She explains how it was destiny.) And then, why she recently decided to make the biggest ‘exit’ of her life. You’ll love how real and delightful she is in sharing the juicy details of this story. My favorite fact? Sheri finally landed the initial position with O’s team when they were cleaning out an old closet and found her resume and VHS tape, and asked if she could come in to interview for a producer position. And that’s when she knew, this was it. Being the Executive Producer for Oprah may sound glamorous, but Sheri shares how she sacrificed for the high-pressure job. (It sounds like she barely slept in 20 years!) But would she do it all again? YES. Because it led her in the direction to what I call her ‘iconic work’. Today, Sheri hosts the popular ‘This is Fifty’ podcast with her soulmate friend of 28 years, Nancy Hala, which is all about recreating the middle of your life. The duo are also chief visionaries of The Pillar Life, which offers simple strategies to help transform and balance our lives. Sheri has been named one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, one of The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Power 100, and a winner of the 2017 Feminist Press Power Award. But it’s her candidness about her career highs and lows on today’s episode of Glambition Radio that speaks to all of us. On the show, you’ll also hear us discuss: *How the compass for most of Sheri’s life has been misery (misery!!) but how she uses that to then create happiness * Why her 20s and 30s were a ‘total sh-- show’ (this had me cracking up!) before she found her big calling * How her jobs with O seemed so glamorous from the outside, but they were really nonstop intensity, deadlines, and overnighters.  (Wow…) * What REALLY went down during the creation of OWN (the cable network) and how they dealt with all the negative news reports in the beginning * Her transition from an insane pace and literally working in the dark to entrepreneurship: She’s now in charge of her creations, schedule, and desires. * Her view on life: ‘What if 50 was the middle?’ What if there’s so much more to come? (I loved this and it had me in tears, as I’m just a few years away from 50 myself)  * The secret Hollywood health retreat where she went to detox after closing this chapter of her career, in order to feel like she was making a fresh start * Why Sheri doesn’t use the word ‘work’ (she calls it something else very interesting instead) Sheri and I also cover the importance of continually pushing yourself to make your biggest dreams come true, how that little voice in your head is a story and you have the power to change it, and how you are what you dream. You don’t want to miss this powerful interview. Head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). Xo Ali P.S. Sheri and Nancy are bringing together their favorite teachers, experts, and thought leaders for a weekend of inspiring workshops at an upcoming LIVE retreat NEXT WEEK... You can learn more here!
August 1, 2018
You’re about to hear an insightful interview from one of my top clients. But on this show you’re going to hear a very personal story from me, Ali Brown, of how I lost 25 pounds over the last three months, and it was easier and more enjoyable than I ever thought possible. (Have a peek at FASTerwayWithAli.com) Since having my twins, I kind of settled into my new weight, thinking I would have to suffer incredibly to get back toward my previous size, so I wasn’t interested in any of it. But then a new client came to coach with me last summer, and her name was Amanda Tress. I’d never heard of her, or the concept of intermittent fasting, but man…  her business was on fire! Apparently her program the FASTer Way was helping thousands of women become super fat burners by way of her proprietary system that combines intermittent fasting with Paleo eating, carb cycling, and rotating workouts (even for beginners). If it sounds intimidating, it was at first. But even doing most of the recommendations — admittedly not all — I literally saw my body changing in the first two weeks! And I’m still going strong. >>> Many of my clients have been asking what I’ve been doing, so I want to invite you to join me on the next round with Amanda at www.FASTerwayWithAli.com. We’ll do a special Zoom call where she and I will privately answer all your questions, and I can share more about my experience with you there. Be sure to use my link, or we won’t know you should be part of the Zoom group. Recent studies shared by the New York Times have revealed that intermittent fasting —confining your eating to a shorter window of time such as Noon to 8pm—is not only helping people burn more fat, but has other health benefits as well. And when you combine this winning method with the other factors in Amanda’s unique program, you have a killer combo that can change your body faster than you thought was possible. On this episode of Glambition Radio, I have Amanda walk us through her own body transformation, but also how she has taken her business from the multiple six-figures when we first met last summer to now a multi-million dollar company ($$$), in less than a year. Keep in mind the fitness/wellness space is an ultra competitive one. And Amanda braved a lot of criticism forseveral years from ‘experts’ who didn’t agree with her program. But now, many of those ‘experts’ are copying what she’s doing and trying to do the same thing. Because it works. (Amanda shares very openly on the show how she deals with and continues to deal with blatant copycats.) >>> Many of my clients have been asking what I’ve been doing, so I want to invite you to join me on the next round with Amanda at www.FASTerwayWithAli.com. We’ll do a special Zoom call where she and I will privately answer all your questions, and I can share more about my experience with you there. Be sure to use my link, or we won’t know you should be part of the Zoom group. On the show, we also discuss: * Amanda goes into detail about making a big decision to shut down her very lucrative digital marketing agency in order to focus on FASTer Way (and her business has grown by over 300% since she’s let it go) * How to cope when family and close friends may not understand or support what your business is all about (it’s sad, but she says the key is to “bless and release”) * How to handle others in your field copying your work (Amanda shares what she did when someone literally copied and pasted her program word-for-word!) * her thoughts on the unhealthy diet plans and workouts that we are constantly bombarded with on social media — and how to avoid them (for example, she explains why eating low-carb nonstop is not good for you) * How she has relied on social proof to scale her business (she posts testimonials on a daily basis — this is key) * The importance of diversifying your revenue streams so you ca...
July 25, 2018
You know her as a star trainer on ‘The Biggest Loser’, founder of the Bionic Body brand (sold nationwide including in Target), and an all-around famous fitness inspiration. But did you know that Kim Lyons’ secret to success was… failure? Yes. On this week’s episode of Glambition Radio, she shares the REAL story of how she went from flight school(!) graduate to personal trainer to NBC primetime and then creator of her own destiny with her own brand and mission. I have to say this was one of the most enjoyable conversations I’ve had on #GlambitionRadio, because Kim didn’t hesitate to share the things we REALLY want to know… like how the Biggest Loser opportunity happened, what it was truly like, how she felt when she wasn’t asked back for a third season, what made her decide to create her own line of products (her answer may surprise you), and how she’s feeling more excited than ever at age 45… breaking into the true destiny of her career and brand. Get to know the story behind Kim’s go-for-it attitude and get inspired on today’s Glambition Radio. On the show, we also discuss: * how she went to the Biggest Loser audition right after receiving the call — straight from the beach, and with no agent, no manager, nothing! (And she almost left the room three times.) * why her first season of BL actually didn’t happen – the producers called the night before she was going to start taping to say ‘it fell through’ because Jillian Michaels was returning to the show (I never knew this part of the story—your heart will drop for how Kim must have felt) * what it was like to go from 0 to 60 on the fame meter without any TV experience (and with the public constantly monitoring her… no way could she enjoy an occasional burger and fries!) * how she approached creating training equipment especially for women (no one had done it well yet, but it wasn’t as easy as she thought either) * how she struggled with the immense controversy surrounding ‘The Biggest Loser’ (it took 3 years for her to understand the mission of the show and how she played a part in it) * how she graduated flight school to become a pilot and literally overnight she decided that it wasn’t what she wanted to be doing (love that she wasn’t afraid to change course) * how she said yes on a whim to investing in becoming a certified personal trainer —even though it cost the same as her rent for the month (I love this story because I believe women shift at a cellular level when the decide to invest in themselves)  * how she ended up winning the Ms. Galaxy competition despite everyone telling her she didn’t stand a chance at winning. (By the way, I love that she also ended up marrying Mr. Universe — no joke.) On this episode of #GlambitionRadio, Kim and I also discuss why you shouldn’t be afraid to refocus your goals, the importance of putting your health first and not feeling guilty for doing so, and why everyone should take just 10 minutes a day to focus on their passion. You really don’t want to miss this one. Head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). Xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! SaveSave
July 10, 2018
Today I’m handing you a sneak preview of the content I’ll be leading at my upcoming workshop, ‘ICONIC with Ali Brown’, happening in Phoenix on November 7+8. (Learn more at www.IconicWithAliBrown.com) And I want you to listen closely… the advice enclosed within is CRITICAL to hear for those of you who are beyond the beginning years of your business. In past episodes, I’ve addressed the online insanity and overflowing market saturation and noise we’re encountering in most every industry. And in this show, I’m going to show you how to not only position yourself way beyond that mess, but also how to start feeling into the powerful next chapter of your career. Listen now to this urgent information at www.GlambitionRadio.com. On this solo episode of #GlambitionRadio, I share:  * The epidemic of businesses (and especially coaches) who have become ‘focus-grouped contemporary.’ (I love this phrase lifted from the fashion industry. Essentially it means designed for the masses, safe, average, expected. No edge or advantage.) * Why disrupting not only your industry but your own model is the key to your next big level of growth * How beating your competition is the LAST objective you should be focusing on (this may be good news to many of you tired of ‘seeing too much’) * Why SACRIFICE is the power behind any true ICON of her industry—but it’s not the kind of sacrifice you may be thinking you have to make * What METRICS you need to stop counting if you’re not a mass market, consumer business * How important this concept is and how to approach it: Purposeful Positioning > Purposeful Perception™ * What my Porsche salesman said that taught me about positioning a brand uniquely * The second ‘dark night of the soul’ that many women entrepreneurs experience after reaching great success, and that happens right before their true, ICONIC work is birthed. (Oooo… this is a juicy one.) This is one you don’t want to miss. Listen now or download for later at www.GlambitionRadio.com. But note there is some time-sensitive information on this show as well… If you meet the qualifications, I invite you to join me LIVE in November for ‘ICONIC with Ali Brown’. This is an advanced workshop for established women leaders, and we will be maxed out at 80 seats. Last year we sold out within 48 hours, so if you are interested I suggest you get on the Priority Notification list at www.IconicWithAliBrown.com or simply text ‘ICONIC’ to (480) 485-2664. Enjoy, and if you like this episode please share with your community! Xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
July 4, 2018
She spent 14 years as the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, where she increased overall circulation by 30%, making Cosmo the #1 magazine in the U.S during that time. But I’m having Kate back on the show because her career books have changed my life since I began reading them in the mid-90s. And you’ll hear all about her latest ‘Gutsy Girl Handbook’, on this week’s episode of Glambition Radio. During our conversation, she dives into why NOW was the right time to release this book, and I couldn’t agree more. On today’s episode, Kate shares the importance of badass, impactful ideas. You may have a successful business or career, but it’s simply not enough to do what you’ve been told, or to do what you’ve always done. The key is to take it to that next level ahead of everyone else— actively come up with bold, innovative, and disruptive ideas. (Don’t wait until a problem needs to be solved.) In one example, Kate breaks down how she heard an ad on the radio about how melanoma was the fastest growing cancer in women… and then turned that into a multi-million dollar awareness campaign for Cosmo. She didn’t wait around for permission; she just did it. Hear the full story of how Kate created this forward-thinking campaign. Not only did Kate turn Cosmo’s sales numbers around and dedicate her career to helping empower women in the workplace, but from there on she became a New York Times best-selling author of 12 (twelve!) murder mysteries and thrillers. I ask her point blank how she went from crafting headlines about sexual positions to writing detailed suspense novels. (Her answer may surprise you!) On the show, we also discuss: *Why you should never deviate from your brand DNA (I love this because I had to reclaim my own) *When you should say yes… and then figure it out later (don’t talk yourself out of opportunities) *Why the mark of a leader is to act in a crisis – not go all quiet when s*** hits the fan *Why, like it or not, your appearance is critical when it comes to your career success (she’ll share an interesting stat with you) *Why you need to ask for what you want… ‘even if there is a good reason not to’ (that last part grabbed me!) *How women tend to wait for the ‘perfect moment’ to go after their goals, but we need to ignore that instinct *How she spends her winters in Uruguay with her honey (love this idea — we all need a love shack to mix it up a bit) On this episode of #GlambitionRadio, Kate and I also discuss why you shouldn’t forget about the big picture when you’re thinking about your day-to-day, why we need to listen more than we talk, and why you shouldn’t just ask for more money, but also ask for the juicy opportunities. Think about your legacy, your impact — who do you want to become? I’m delighted to have Kate back on the show sharing her career wisdom. Head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). And don’t forget to pick up a copy of her new ‘Gutsy Girl Handbook’. Xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
June 20, 2018
Since leaving Facebook in 2011, Randi Zuckerberg has piled up a varied stack of her own accomplishments, including a weekly tech radio show, two TV shows, a series of angel investments, producing three Broadway shows, and even a six-week stint starring Rock of Ages. It’s been a wild ride since she decided to embrace her creative personality and take a different road than her family name would seem to dictate. But she fast learned that entrepreneurship combined with motherhood came with incredible demands of time and bandwidth. How to manage? Even with good help and a great team? The businesswoman, mother of two, and author realized even back in her single tech days that we live in a culture that celebrates busyness and working harder (no matter the cost). And that’s a problem. Her solution? Pick three. It’s a refreshing take on prioritizing, and she’s here to talk about it today on Glambition Radio. And her new book goes into this process in detail: ‘Pick Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Every Day)’. Work,sleep, fitness, family, friends — instead of trying to accomplish all five things every day, Randi believes in picking the three most important areas to focus on in any ONE given day, and do them incredibly well. This is a great conversation with an amazing woman— you don’t want to miss this episode of #GlambitionRadio. Randi is passionate about the intersection of tech and media and through Zuckerberg Media she is inspiring kids to embrace the power of technology to bring them closer to their goals and what they love. She currently hosts a weekly tech business show called Dot Complicated on SiriusXM and has two TV shows: ‘DOT’ on NBC Universal Kids (winner of Kidscreen's Best New Preschool Series) and ‘American Dreams’ on HSN, highlighting entrepreneurs around the country. On the show, we also discuss: * How multiple mentors in Silicon Valley told her that she should be less interesting and try to fit in more if she wanted to be successful in tech (you have to hear what she learned from this) * How turning off distractions for just a few hours can help you produce your best work (Gals, put down the phone and give yourself some uninterrupted time. You deserve it) * Why we need to STOP making the work/balance conversation a gendered conversation (Randi emphasizes this is a topic for everyone – it shouldn’t be seen as taboo for anyone to be equally passionate about their work AND family) * How her tech-promoting work through Zuckerberg Media goes hand in hand with the message behind ‘Pick Three’ (mindfulness is the key) * Why it’s never the right time to start a business, but you should go for it anyway (she says the time truly is now) * How being cast in the Broadway hit show Rock of Ages led Randi to rediscover her creativity (even if that meant going out of her comfort zone) * She also lets us in on the three broadway shows she is producing right now (and how she’s enjoying being a voter for the Tony Awards— I loved hearing about this process) On this episode of Glambition Radio, Randi and I also discuss how we prioritize our work with both having two young children, and why we need to leverage the things that make us unique in our business and our life. You’re going to love getting to know this unexpectedly creative techy with the famous last name. Head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). And be sure to grab a copy of Randi’s new book, 'Pick Three: You Can Have It All (Just Not Every Day)’. Xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
June 8, 2018
When Fran Hauser was at People magazine nine years ago, she noticed a common question from the women she was mentoring: ‘How can you be so NICE and still be so successful?’ As women know all too well, the balance between being nice and being assertive is like walking a tightrope. The issue came up yet again when she wrote an article for Forbes called “Nice Girls Finish First” and surprise, surprise, the article resonated with women from around the world. Realizing the issue extended beyond her own network, Fran wrote her just-released “The Myth of the Nice Girl”. And we are so glad that she did. On today’s episode of Glambition Radio, she discusses how the book’s topic came at just the right time, considering the current cultural climate we are in, and how you can be both nice and not compromise your work. Fran has previously held senior positions at some of the world’s largest digital media businesses, such as Time Inc., People, InStyle, AOL, Moviefone, and Entertainment Weekly. Today, she is an angel investor largely investing in female founders and has been featured in Vogue.com, Ad Age, CNBC, just to name a few. On the show, we also discuss: *How it’s possible to be a strong leader while also being a caring one — you don’t have to choose. *What Fran did to professionally handle a workplace situation when a senior male executive made an inappropriate comment in a group meeting (listen and learn from this!) *How she got started investing in consumer-focused companies and what she looks  for in a company before she invests (great advice) *Why you should sometimes give people the benefit of the doubt… even in tricky situations *How Fran harnessed the power of vulnerability to write her new book *How she used humor to effectively assert her needs at a job early on in her career (more great learning points!) *Why Fran turned DOWN a high-paying corner office job a few years ago, after doing some soul-searching (I love this story) On this episode of #GlambitionRadio, Fran and I also discuss why being nice and being strong are not mutually exclusive, why it’s important to bring your whole self to work, and the ultimate form of empathy. You really don’t want to miss this one. Head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). And don’t forget to pick up a copy of “The Myth of the Nice Girl”! Xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
May 23, 2018
In the middle of the World Economic Forum at Davos, you may come across an intimate oasis of women who are connecting, doing deals, having a great time, and enjoying a bit of respite from the huge majority of men wandering the town in gray suits. And you’ll see The Girls’ Lounge founder Shelley Zalis enjoying every minute of it. She got the idea for the Girls’ Lounge in 2013 while walking the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas. Women were the vast minority there, and she saw them craving a “safe” space to relax from the overly male vibe. The concept emphasizes mentorship and women working together to create change, and has now connected 17,000+ professional women globally at major conferences around the world including Davos, SXSW, CES, and more. Hear her powerful story on this episode of #GlambitionRadio. Shelley’s aim is to create the largest community of corporate women and female entrepreneurs transforming workplace culture. As the first female chief executive ranked in the research industry’s top 25, Shelley changed the game, helped elevate feminine values in the workplace and has devoted herself to becoming a mentor and role model to women and leaders in her industry. Her motto is “when you put women in any equation, the equation gets better,” and I couldn’t agree more. Shelley left the corporate world to pioneer online research. She created OTX (Online Testing Exchange), which in nine years became one of the largest and fastest growing research companies in the world. She soon started mentoring women in the research industry and then in 2015, Shelley launched The Female Quotient, committed to advancing gender equality in the workplace through collaboration, activating solutions for change, and creating measurements for accountability. You’ll hear her passion for the power of bringing confidence to women the workplace (and her great sense of humor) on this episode of Glambition Radio. On the show, we also discuss: * What “heartbeat” moments are and how Shelley’s led her to resign from her job and rewrite the corporate rules (we all need this reminder to follow our heart) * How she went from hearing that “it wasn’t the right time for her idea” to doing it anyway… and becoming the only female CEO in the top 25 of her industry * The story behind how she coined the term “the power of the pack” (I love this) * The three pillars of The Female Quotient (Hint: A woman alone has power, together we have impact) * How seeing so many organizations doing the same thing separately led to her seeing the power in collaboration (when women work together magic happens) * How The Female Quotient plans to roll out to university campuses in 122 countries to further connect women leaders * And, a touching story on how a young lady from Rwanda changed her life, and just weeks ago got to present her with a Matrix Award (she begins with this beautiful full-circle story) On this episode of Glambition Radio, Shelley and I also discuss why it’s important to have purpose in your DNA, why we need to bring femininity to the workplace with no apologies, and why it’s important to discover your strength and your personal genius. You really don’t want to miss this episode. Head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download it for later). xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
May 10, 2018
Let me walk you through highlights of the powerful content I shared at my recent Creative Strategy Workshop here in Phoenix. For years—in both school and organizations we’ve worked in—we’ve been programmed to always have the right answer, instead of asking the right questions. But it’s the right questions that lead to better answers. And lead to brilliant business moves. This solo episode of #GlambitionRadio features highlights from my recent immersion on this topic—to help you begin to regain this lost art.  It’s increasingly important to be thinking differently than everyone else in your industry, to stay ahead of the curve, keep your competition at bay, and even better… be continually positioned in your own unique category. (And, so you don’t get bored!) The ideas I’m bringing you in this episode are simple. But these skills have been neglected in our increasingly growth-obsessed business culture of launching big, looking huge, and “scaling up” fast…. no matter the cost. On this episode, I’ll be sharing: * How to turn on your creative switch and shift yourself into new ongoing creative perspectives… versus jumping into problem solving (which you unconsciously approach the same way every time) * Why out-of-industry exposure is the #1 recommendation I make for multiple-six or -seven figure entrepreneurs who have seem to hit a plateau    *An ‘about face’ in approach that I helped a client create on the spot. It resulted in her getting totally juiced up for her upcoming launch (versus wanting to jump out the window!) * The creative problem for most women that no one talks about (but it’s critical, especially the more successful you become) * Why subconscious attachment to looking “BIG” online can be impeding your true path and unlocking your genius * How to tell if your ‘coach’ is simply a trainer or a true advisor (it’s a simple litmus test) * And finally, what happened to rocker Adam Ant. Also, I announce the dates for my next event: it’s ICONIC 2.0 happening here in Phoenix on November 7+8, 2018! Listen to learn more and get on my priority notification list. :) Enjoy, and if you liked this episode please share with your community! Xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
April 25, 2018
Remember when—after years of ill-fitting, stiff jeans—it all changed in 2005? Suddenly the cuts were fantastic, the fabric was like a soft hug that moved with you, and we were all now happily paying well over $100 a pair. We have the founder of PAIGE Denim to thank. Not only was she the first female founder in the industry, but Paige Adams-Geller changed the way we wear jeans. And today, I have her walk us through exactly how she did it on this episode of Glambition Radio. After years of starving herself to make it on camera as a model and actress, Paige sought treatment for an eating disorder. Afterwards, she needed to find a healthy place to resurface that wasn’t in front of the camera. By chance, she then found herself in the world of ‘fit modeling’, where designers would test their creations on a real body instead of a mannequin. It was as a fit model for Seven for All Mankind that Paige came to learn all about the denim industry. On the show she shares how it was rare for a fit model to open her mouth and give suggestions regarding designs, but it was well received. And after a few years of realizing her recommendations were making others millions, she bravely decided to found her own brand. She had no experience building a business, but she knew how to design a damn good jean, and she’d been making some great industry connections over the past several years. PAIGE Denim was born, and in less three months, she successfully launched her first collection at a New York trade show. Buyers went crazy for her merch, and from there the rest is history. You’ve got to hear this in her own words on this episode of #GlambitionRadio. On the show, we also discuss: * the history and evolution of jeans, and how and why premium denim ‘happened’ (partly demand, but mostly due to improvements in fashion technology—I found this part fascinating) * the washhouse process behind what it takes to make a comfortable, amazing looking pair of jeans (it truly is an art) * how Paige has built a safe work environment that empowers women (this was important to her, as she had an unfortunate #MeToo experience early on in her entertainment career) * how she has managed to stay true to what she stands for for over a decade (TRUE versus trend – it can be tricky) * where Paige thinks retail is going in the future, and how to prepare for it (and the importance she puts on being able to evolve – for example, while others are closing retail stores, she’s opening a select few) * her new website and shoe collection launching in September (and why she’s taking back more control of the sales process) (By the way, Paige is also speaking at my friend Keri Murphy’s Brilliant Event in CA on June 3-5, if you’d like to meet her in person! You can learn more at TheBrilliantEvent.com.) On this episode of Glambition Radio, we also talk about the importance of embracing your voice and speaking up, how critical it is to trust your intuition and not second guess yourself, and why she makes it a priority to surround herself with young energy. You’re not going to want to miss this one. So head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download for later). xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
April 11, 2018
Tired of personal development programs that try to point out ‘what’s wrong with you’? The good news is, there’s a more elevated approach—especially for high-achieving women. My client Debi Maldonado is co-founder of Creative Mind Media and leads programs that empower women to find their ideal partners, expand their lives, and discover their purpose in life. Her deep, multi-sensory process based on Jungian Psychology and eastern wisdom traditions helps women step into a profound version of themselves. And she’s my guest this week on Glambition Radio. Single into her 40s (I can relate!), Debi knows firsthand how it felt to be in search of a great partner along with her true purpose. For years she attended endless workshops, but she’d leave every event feeling even more broken and more hopeless. She’ll share on the show how she ended up shifting her focus instead to her potential. This propelled her forward and led her to meeting her husband Rob. With his Ph.D in psychology combined with her experience in the world of personal development, they realized they had something special to offer to the world together. If you’ve suffered most of your life believing that you are broken and need to fix yourself before you find a partner, you need to hear this episode of Glambition Radio. I think you’ll find Debi’s approach refreshing. Debi is the author of the bestselling book, “Let Love In: Open Your Heart & Mind To Attract Your Ideal Partner”. And she’s currently a columnist with Inc. Magazine and has been featured by the top news outlets, Cosmopolitan, Natural Health, Huffington Post, YourTango, Publisher’s Weekly, Complete Woman, and Playboy Radio. On the show, we discuss: * why women are NOT broken (stop assuming you have a ‘wound’ to heal) * the importance of letting go of a victim mentality (it’s time to take responsibility for everything in your life in order to take back control) * how the defense mechanisms we’ve created over time are actually a sign of a healthy mind (love this insight — she explains on the show) * the importance of acknowledging our patterns and not attaching negative feelings to our habits (this is how you move forward to step into your true self — fascinating) * how the smarter we are it's actually harder to break the patterns because our ego is so clever and our intellect has all the excuses and rationalizations (it all makes sense now ;)) * how women who begin working with Debi start by looking for love, but they end up finding themselves (this is so important) * how often times the things you seek in a partner are what you feel you’re lacking within yourself * her upcoming “Creative Love Live” event, April 21-22, 2018 in NYC. (Learn more and grab a seat at debianddrrob.com/events/) On this episode of #GlambitionRadio, Debi and I also talk about how we find the balance between settling and seeking perfection in a partner, why we need to pay attention to our sleeping dreams, and… my thing for tall guys. ;) I know you’ll get a lot out of this episode. So head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download for later). Xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
April 6, 2018
I have a little surprise for you. I put together this sampler of some of the best clips from interviews I’ve done over the past year. Get ready for some quick, real and inspiring conversation on this special BONUS episode of Glambition Radio. We’ve included some powerful moments as well as some humorous ones — this could be the best 15-minutes you’ve had in quite awhile. ;) Here’s a sneak peek of what you’re going to hear: * Lisa Robertson, Designer + Former QVC Host - the a-ha moment that led Lisa to leave QVC and create an empire * Rha Goddess, Founder + CEO of Move The Crowd - why Rha believes we may have to let go of what we’ve built (and to dismantle your business model and make a change) * Laura Roeder, Founder + CEO of MeetEdgar - how Laura dealt with sexism when it showed up in an interview at MeetEdgar (and what she instilled in her company to combat the issue) * The Danger of “Business as Usual” - why I challenge you to STOP aiming for “normal” as soon as possible, for not only your own success, but your survival.  * Jesse Draper, Founder of Halogen Ventures and Host of “The Valley Girl Show” - the fact that Jesse pulled out of Sheryl Sandberg during an interview that went viral and gained her show immediate credibility (you’ll never guess what it is) * Claudia Chan, Founder of SHE Globl Media - how Claudia says we are to lead change in the world (and the funny moment when her toddler son interrupted our interview!) I promise you’re going to love this special bonus episode. So head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now. Xo Ali P.S. I would love your review! If you are enjoying #GlambitionRadio, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
March 27, 2018
As research for her newest book, Dorie Clark did over 50 in-depth interviews with successful high 7-and-8 figure entrepreneurs on how they make money from their expertise. When she began writing the book and actually testing the techniques for herself, her income grew well over $200,000 — before her book was even published. She shares how on this episode of Glambition Radio, and you don’t want to miss it. Once her book “Entrepreneurial You: Monetize Your Expertise, Create Multiple Income Streams, and Thrive” was published, it was named one of the Top 10 Business Books of 2017 by Forbes. And Dorie’s previous book “Stand Out” was named #1 Leadership Book of 2015 by Inc. Magazine. The New York Times has described Dorie as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.” On today’s show, Dorie takes us through the 3-step process that she laid out in Entrepreneurial You to help readers immediately apply proven strategies to leverage their business into multiple income streams. Today she has nine different income streams all while living the life she wants. She’s the real deal. Get ready for a very real and inspiring conversation on true entrepreneurship on this episode of Glambition Radio. On the show, we also cover: * why you don’t need a big audience to have a successful business (you just need the RIGHT audience) * why you can’t wait for someone to discover you (remember, you don’t need permission) * how you can build your audience into a loyal community (the right way to network) * the importance of purposeful positioning™ (this is how you build trust and credibility with your audience — I talked about this at my Iconic workshop) * how to present valuable advice even if you aren’t an expert in that subject or category (curation is key) * how to build credibility and gain recognition in your industry (these things take time but they WILL become a source of revenue) * why you shouldn’t rely too much on a plan in your business (things are going to change and you have to be able to follow the clues that will bring you to the big opportunities you want) * why you don’t have to follow the models that are already out there (allow yourself to do something different that aligns with the life you want to live) * the importance of having what she calls a “heads down” year where you can focus on the not-so-fun things (like infrastructure, website rebranding, and one sheets — we all need one of these once in awhile) And if you want to test drive some of the concepts from Entrepreneurial You and think about how to create multiple income streams in your own business you can take Dorie’s free self-assessment at dorieclark.com/entrepreneur. On the show Dorie and I also talk about how she became the producer of a multiple Grammy-winning jazz album and got to be on stage at the Grammys last year. I love this story! And it was all because she practiced what she teaches. I know you’ll get a lot out of this episode. So head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download for later). Xo Ali P.S. This is Dorie’s second time on the show — if you want to dive deeper into her backstory, listen to #61 on iTunes here.
March 14, 2018
For years—in both school and organizations we’ve worked in—we’ve been programmed to always have the right answer, instead of asking the right questions. But it’s the right questions that lead to better answers. Creative and critical thinking will set you up for more profound ideas and breakthroughs in your business—guaranteed. And this solo episode of Glambition Radio is my short primer to help you begin to regain this lost art.  Remember, in our world, creative = more profits, more excitement and fulfillment, and more opportunities. All good, all around. As I taught at my last workshop, ICONIC, it’s increasingly important to be thinking differently than everyone else in your industry, to continually be positioned in your own unique category.  While you may have separated creativity and your business in the past, it’s becoming critical that you think outside the box ongoing when it comes to both your ventures and your career. The ideas I’m bringing you in this episode are deceivingly simple. But these skills have been neglected in our increasingly information-obsessed culture of “more, now, faster, bigger” business. This episode is also a sneak preview of some of the content for my upcoming Creative Strategy Workshop, happening April 10+11 in Phoenix, AZ. We have a few seats left, and you can learn more and join us at www.CreativeStrategyWorkshop.us. Among the current registered attendees, average revenues per head are well over $1M. (It’s going to be a powerful crowd.) I was working on the content for CSW during my recent stay in Sydney, Australia, and thought, “I know my listeners would love some of this – let me do a special show!” So I hope you enjoy it. On this episode, I cover: * Why creating space is increasingly important for how you think, but hard to achieve for many women (I give you a few tips on how to start) * How most coaches simply push you harder versus give you critical new ways to approach your challenges and opportunities * One big shift in thinking I helped a client create on the spot that resulted in a huge new opportunity for her (this move totally transformed a problem into a huge benefit) * It’s time to regain that childlike curiosity you used to have (before you became over-processed, overworked, and jaded ;)) * Why it’s critical you spend time with people outside your industry and read material from outside your industry as well * Where Howard Schultz got his idea for the concept of Starbucks (hint: it wasn’t at his desk) This is an easy-to-digest 20-minute episode, and I guarantee it will give you just the “fresh thinking” boost you need. I also hope you’ll explore claiming one of the last few seats at my upcoming Creative Strategy Workshop at www.CreativeStrategyWorkshop.us. It would be great to meet you and work with you in person. Xo    I know you’ll get a lot out of this episode. So head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download for later).
March 1, 2018
Meet the woman who got hate mail for telling all you ladies to STOP saying ‘yes’ to all those coffee dates with everyone who just wants to suck your brain dry. It’s time we learn there’s a difference between being supportive of women versus saying ‘yes’ to everything and everyone. Because it keeps us from gaining more seats at the big tables where deals are made. And WE are desperately needed for higher leadership. Boom. We just said it. Get ready for a VERY real conversation on women’s leadership on Glambition Radio. My client Eleanor Beaton is one of the foremost women’s leadership experts in North America today. When I first heard her teachings (in 2015 as a guest on her podcast), I thought “Finally… someone is approaching this from a higher and extremely practical level”. I followed her ever since. And today, I’m honored she’s one of my Premier clients. (Who also just broke her first million-dollar mark while working with me.) She’s an award-winning journalist, speaker, executive coach, and host of the fabulous “Fierce, Feminine Leadership” podcast. Through her world-renowned trainings, mentorships, and international keynotes, Eleanor advises high-level women on developing the skills they need to amplify their voices and take their seats at the tables where the big decisions are made.  After years of working with CEO’s on how to craft their messaging and communicate on an external level, Eleanor made a personal development shift into teaching communication and leadership strategies to powerhouse women and high-level teams that led to her becoming one of the top leadership experts for women today. She takes us through her inspiring journey on this episode of Glambition Radio.   Eleanor has served as Chair of the Visiting Women’s Executive Exchange Program at the Yale School of Management, has won the prestigious Profiles in Diversity “Women Worth Watching” Award, and has presented at conferences whose other speakers have included Hillary Rodham Clinton and Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson.  On this episode, Eleanor dives into powerful topics around women’s leadership and during much of our conversation we bring up the power behind saying NO. She also shares her experience of working with me and how as part of my premier group she is surrounded by an environment of high-level, successful women who are raising the bar and are not afraid to say no. We need to exert our boundaries, prioritize our time, and preserve our strategic thinking and intuition, so we can support each other where it counts. She tells the whole story in our interview and you don’t want to miss it. On the show, we also cover: * why women need to STOP networking on their own level all the time and start making more powerful strategic connections  * how being rooted in confidence is key to success when you’re making a big shift (stop doubting yourself, ladies) * what Eleanor saw happening for women in high-level boardroom meetings (and knew she had to help make a change) * why we need to unlearn some of the lessons we’ve been handing down to other women (and our daughters — this is so important) * how to insert yourself into the important conversations (stop waiting to be acknowledged) * why it’s true we have to master success from within the current (broken) business system – so we can push for great changes from the inside  * why it’s not enough to just set the intention (we need to lean into the discomfort) * why there are times when we need to lead alone (love this insight) * my own story on the power shift I experienced 15 years ago from a small event, but one that had me in tears and led me to trust my instincts (I share the story on the show) We also talk about Eleanor’s upcoming retreat in Phoenix, AZ (which I’m speaking at!), “Your Million Dollar Message” where she will lead you through how to get clear on your...
February 14, 2018
The 500 billion dollar beauty industry was begging for disruption, as products had been sold the same way for decades. Cue Katia Beauchamp with her revolutionary beauty box subscription idea: Birchbox. This gal was ready to make waves. And she did. The company grew rapidly, hitting its five-year plan in just seven months. Today Birchbox has more than 1 million subscribers, 4 million customers, 800 beauty and grooming brand partners, operations in six countries, and stores in New York City and Paris. Katia walks us through how she did it on this episode of Glambition Radio. In 2010 when Katia learned that less than 2% of sales in beauty were on the Internet, it took her only 24 hours to see an opportunity and turn it into a business idea. She realized two things right away — people needed to be able to try product easily and they needed an easy way to navigate the vast range of options. Boom. Birchbox was born — a monthly box of beauty products to try and choose from straight to your door. On this week’s episode of Glambition Radio, Katia tells us how she cold-emailed every CEO in the beauty industry she could think of (and it worked!). I loved learning the specific steps she took to get this thing going. On the show, we discuss: * how Katia came up with the “try and buy” model (the amount of product that she included in each box was key to their success— you’ll hear why on the show) * the first steps she took once she realized she had a real business (this is key) * how she once cold-emailed Steve Jobs and actually got through (I love this) * when she first pitched the idea to leaders in the industry they didn’t think it would work * how 75% of women aren’t obsessed with beauty and that’s why Birchbox actually works (it takes the time, confusion, and frustration out of shopping for beauty products) * her best marketing methods to spread the word quickly (digital content and social media are key) * how she handled people copying her idea just 6-months after she started Birchbox (it drove Katia to even further clarify her mission and who she’s here to serve) * the big changes she made to her business in 2016 — layoffs and cutting costs wherever possible — to become self-sustaining (she made all the right moves here but their “restructuring” was made very public) On this episode of Glambition Radio, Katia and I also talk about how nobody is ever fully ready to start a business (you just have to go for it and be okay with the unknown), the importance of seeking advice to broaden and deepen your perspective, and we have a laugh about our twins and how we are forever getting over colds (she has 3 ½-year-old twins and a 6-month old baby — whew!). I know you’ll get a lot out of this episode. So head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download for later). Xo     P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
January 31, 2018
Real expert. Real deal. Real cool. So rare to find these days. After years of running a Hollywood PR agency that got designer brands into celebrity hands, today Liz Dennery Sanders builds her clients strong, compelling brands that resonate. And she’s sharing her story and tips on this week’s Glambition Radio. Liz was one of the first publicists out there to build relationships between brands and high-profile women, working with icons like Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Cindy Crawford, Heidi Klum, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Sarah Jessica Parker called her up asking her to dress her for the ballet. This was Liz’s life, and she garnered tens of millions of dollars in press value for her clients. She walks us through exactly how she started and grew the business on this episode of Glambition Radio. After years of great success with the PR company, Liz started feeling unchallenged and unfulfilled. Using her 20+ years of branding and PR experience, she created SheBrand to help women rise higher – using their voices, building their businesses, growing their influence and shattering glass ceilings and old perceptions about what a woman is capable of being and doing. And this gal really walks her talk. Liz is a member of the Vogue 125 (a hand-selected group by Vogue Magazine of 125 influential women decision makers and opinion leaders across the country known for their distinctive taste in fashion, design, and culture). She’s also been featured in The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, Advertising Age, The Coveteur, and on Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. But what I really love about Liz is the wisdom she shares with all of us, and it’s in her new book “Style & Substance: How to Create a Compelling Brand”. It truly is one of the best succinct guides I’ve seen that walks you through how to create a brand that resonates with your audience and is congruent with the power of your individual mission and style. We all need this. On the show, we also discuss: * how big life changes like adopting her son and then going through a divorce led to Liz getting clear on what she stood for * how the 2016 election lit a fire within her and led to her writing her new book (and how she used her anger to create) * how having a strong brand relates to having power (this is really profound) * what your brand truly is (it’s so much more than we think) * how to have a brand that doesn’t add to the online noise (this is key) * how she built her PR agency from the ground up (Liz knows how to work her connections) * the biggest branding mistakes she sees in the coaching industry (you have to hear this) * why stepping into your TRUE personal brand can be intimating (and how to tap into your power) * how she batches her days to get the most out of her business, social life, health, and motherhood (the key is extreme presence) * why it’s important to speak up (take the time to learn how to connect to your voice) * how we have the ability to choose our thoughts (choose wisely — don’t let negative thoughts guide you) On this episode of Glambition Radio, we also talk about the fear that I had attached to letting go of my old brand, how when you gain clarity on your brand things get easier, and why it’s just as important to know who you are NOT going to serve as it is to know who you ARE going to serve. I know you’ll get a lot out of this episode. So head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download for later). Xo     P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
January 17, 2018
One phone call CAN change your life. And Abby Lou Walker’s passion for high heels paid off in a big way. After years of success in the corporate world feeling empty and unsatisfied, she set out on a quest for something to make her feel alive again. And what started as a “hobby” business (while being a full-time working mom), turned into a single-product company with multi-million dollar annual sales. Abby’s ingenious product helps women wear the heels they love up to 4x longer without pain. After Google-searching "how to prevent high heel pain”, Abby stumbled across a forum where women were discussing a hard-to-find insole product called Insolia. She immediately picked up the phone to call the chairman of the company and asked why she had never heard of the product. To her surprise, she discovered the product was created by MIT engineers who had no idea how to market to women. Boom! Abby steps into her calling — she offered to help them market the product, which turned into her being their exclusive distributor in the U.S. and Canada. Abby had no idea how to do what she had just agreed to, but from her gut she responded YES. From there she took step after step until she could finally walk away from corporate America and focus full time on her dream. You have to hear the whole story on this episode of Glambition Radio.  What I really love about this story is that Abby had the guts to ask a question no one had thought to ask, and then she had the heart to follow it through. As soon as she stepped out of her comfort zone and decided to go for it, the universe handed her golden opportunities, including the chance to sell her insoles on the Home Shopping Network (she sold out her first three times on air). She tells all on the show, and believe me, you don’t want to miss this one.  On the show, we also cover: *how she made the shift to stop, as she calls it, “quarter-assing” her way through life *how writing a shoe blog led to her creating an all-natural foot spray (but this was only the beginning!)  *how she pulled herself out of debt (it all stemmed from a shift in energy) *why it’s important to NOT compare yourself to others (this is key) *why simplicity beats complications — every time *the danger of NOT taking your business seriously (it’s time to stop calling it a hobby, gals) *new products she’s launching this year including a new line for flats (Did you know flip-flops are just as bad for your feet as high-heels?) *why it’s important to be comfortable with being uncomfortable to grow as a person and to grow your business  *why women need to remind ourselves of our achievements (this one is important) *all about Abby’s new book, ”Strap On a Pair”. In it, she gives us a raw look at entrepreneurship — how to navigate it as a mother, move past your failures, and put in the work to achieve your dreams. This episode is a must listen — you’ll also hear all about what is in Abby’s “Read This When You Get Insecure” file (I call it my WIN file — we all need one of these!). Head over to iTunes to listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now. xo -  
January 3, 2018
She’s an award-winning journalist and bestselling author of seven books, but it was Jo Piazza’s most recent nonfiction “How to Be Married” that got my attention. And I have to say this was one of the most entertaining conversations we’ve had on Glambition Radio. (Including my 4-year-old son busting in on us, but I digress…) After years of “dating everyone in New York City” without finding husband material, Jo made peace with never getting married. Then, when she wasn’t looking, it happened: While on assignment in the Galapagos Islands, she met her now husband, Nick, and was head over heels. But after their wedding (just nine months later), Jo realized… She had no idea how to actually be married, and she started to panic. At the time she was working as a travel editor for Yahoo!, so she decided she was globetrotting to ask people from different countries their best how-to-be-married tips. It wasn’t long before she realized this was a book. Jo interviewed polygamous tribes in Kenya and Tanzania, sophisticated French women in Paris, Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem, women with arranged marriages in India, and more. And the answers were far from what she expected. (She tells all on the show.) In the book, Jo also weaves in her own personal story and talks about how the first year of marriage is “really f-ing hard”, contrary to the rosy images we see all the time on social media. But what REALLY made this a great show was hearing about all of Jo’s combined careers and adventures over the years! For those of you who have always felt your way into new things, you’re going to love how this gal rolls. On the show, we also cover: * the wake-up moment she had when she was a celebrity columnist covering Britney Spears’ infamous 2007 breakdown * the sexy advice she got from women in France about marriage! * the best writing tip she learned while working for the fast-paced and raucous New York Daily News * how her first book—Celebrity, Inc.: How Famous People Make Money—published, even though she didn’t know anything about the publishing world * her secret to writing a book a year – from nonfiction to novels * why she and the women she interviewed think Americans get marriage wrong (this was really interesting)  * AND, for the first time EVER, you get to hear one of my kids bust in on an interview. (It was so cute I had to leave it in!) I also asked Jo about her forthcoming book “Charlotte Walsh Likes To Win”, and we discuss how it’s VERY timely with today’s events. (Its heroine runs for office in a state where a woman has never won a Senate seat, and has to endure a lot on the way to the top.) This episode is fast paced and jam-packed — you don’t want to wait to hear it. Head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now. Love and Success,     P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave
December 13, 2017
After the agency she worked for cut dozens of jobs in 2008—including hers—Adda Birnir noticed something important: The tech team was left untouched. She decided then and there to get into coding, and help other women do the same. Today she runs Skillcrush — an online education company teaching tech skills such as coding, web development, and web design. Adda has been named one of the "20 Women to Watch in Media" by the Columbia Journalism Review, one of the "30 Most Important Women in Tech" by Business Insider, and has been featured on BBC, PBS, Fast Company, and Mashable. I’m honored to have this recent client of mine on this episode of Glambition Radio. Skillcrush focuses on helping women ramp up to a full-time income as fast as possible from the coding skills they learn. On our show Adda dives into some powerful success stories from women who have increased their income and made career transitions from taking the Skillcrush courses. (Did you know web development is one of the highest paying jobs that does not require a college degree?) Adda also shares her fascinating story of immigrating with her family when she was just 10 months old. She says her parents just didn’t understand U.S. culture, and that led to her having to figure things out on her own and become self-sufficient. You have to hear the big a-ha moment that led to her teaching herself code with one of those big, heavy books from the computer science section of Barnes & Noble. She tells the whole story during our interview. On the show, we also cover: * the hardest part for Adda when she first started Skillcrush * how we both built our confidence in our early days of freelancing (you should do this too) * her natural lean toward pessimism, and how it serves her (I called her on this one) * how it took having to hear from her mentor that Skillcrush was a REAL business before she could believe it * the culture of the tech industry for women (gals, don’t get hung up on gender inequality — focus on the upside) * the importance of learning tech skills (it’s time to demystify technology we don’t understand) * how the only opinion you should listen to is that of the customer that you are trying to sell to * why it’s not only okay to make money number one, but it’s vital to your success * what Adda sees as the secret answer to wealth and happiness (very true) On the show Adda and I also discuss how passion can often times lead to fear, our secret alternate careers (mine might surprise you, or maybe not ;)), and how gender inequality has pushed some women to break out from corporate and start the company they’ve wanted to work for all along. Don’t wait – this is a good one. Head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download for later). Love and Success,     P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! SaveSaveSaveSave
November 29, 2017
This is a wakeup call: If you're having challenges in your business right now, or if you're hitting up against something again and again, it's likely from the fact that you are trying to do business as usual. And I’m covering this topic today on this episode of www.GlambitionRadio.com  This is not a time for being “normal” in any industry. And this show walks you through several reasons why this is actually pretty dangerous right now. The UPSIDE to all this is, we’re getting forced to become very CREATIVE in what we are doing in all of our careers and companies. And that naturally forces innovation. The ones who try to keep following their “tried and true formulas” are going to fail fast. (For big examples, listen to the companies I mention on the show.)  Plus, do you really want “normal” results anyhow? If you’re reading this post and one of my followers, you’re destined for more than normal. Something extraordinary and special is waiting for you. The problem is when we get stuck doing “business as usual” in our industries, which we learn as we start out. On this special solo episode of Glambition Radio, I cover: * Why you have to stop aiming for “normal” as soon as possible, for not only your own success, but your survival. Things are changing too quickly. * Insight into breaking the rules and norms of your field (and it’s actually a lot of fun!) * How “smaller” businesses like ours have a huge advantage over the big, dumb companies who don’t see obvious opportunities (and even if they do, can’t act on them as quickly as we can) * The association I joined (and then left) that refused to discuss how to make money within the industry they were focused on! (It was quite bizarre, but a great example of why it’s important to get advisory outside of your own field, for your own sake.) * What the disappearing “middle” consumer means for our own personal economies of our businesses (I think you’ll find this fascinating, even if your business is B2B). * Why it’s time to be more CREATIVE than ever, and a sneak preview of a brand new workshop I have coming up this spring to help you do that. I know you’ll get a lot out of this episode. So head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download for later). Love and Success,     P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! SaveSave
November 15, 2017
If you ever watched the shopping channel QVC over the years, you likely caught a glimpse of this gorgeous, well-spoken woman introducing you to a new clothing staple or beauty product you couldn’t live without. Lisa Robertson was arguably the network’s most popular and best performing host of all time, generating a huge fan base and generating billions of dollars in revenue. In 2012 she launched her own Lisa Robertson Collection to create and feature her own designs as well as more of her favorite things, and she moved on from QVC in 2014. But why did she really leave, and how has the transition been for her? During this episode of Glambition Radio I was happily surprised at how open and forthright Lisa was in talking about the transition. You’ll also hear about her entire journey of her 20-year career in hosting and sales. (Did you know she first got started doing night shifts at another shopping channel, talking to herself (and the occasional inebriated caller) for hours a night? She tells the story during our interview.) She gives us a sneak peek into her life now, and her new online business, after leaving her cable career. Her stunning Pennsylvania home is now the ultimate décor showroom, and she live-streams frequently to show off her wares and give decorating tips. (I found myself entranced in the middle of a workday… watching a full 10-minute demonstration on how to make the perfect Christmas bow. And I suddenly felt I had to up my holiday decorating game. That’s her magic. I was sold.) You’ll hear how she runs her business, works with a team she loves, and uses social media to serve her fans — it’s all on this episode of Glambition Radio. On the show, we also cover: * how she found the blessing in being overworked (at one point 20 hour workdays when she was on TV) * how she keeps out the haters and negative people from her Facebook page * the biggest change in Lisa’s life since leaving QVC * how she came to the realization that she was a control freak and how it changed her leadership style * the importance of looking at the big picture and not getting hung up on the little things when owning a business * why Lisa thinks everyone should own their own business for at least a year * why thinking like an entrepreneur will often NOT serve you well when working for a corporation (love this insight!) On the show Lisa and I also discuss the importance of trusting your gut, why you need to remember why you started your own business in the first place, and what we love about Christmas decor. You’re not going to want to miss this. So head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download for later). Love and Success,     P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
November 2, 2017
Her social media software MeetEdgar is changing the game of how we publish and recycle content, she’s grown her company to annual revenues of $4 million, and she’s leading the social media industry to a whole new level of cred. Meet the legendary Laura Roeder on this week’s Glambition Radio. I actually briefly met Laura in late 2008 when she attended my Online Success Blueprint Workshop. She took what she learned there and switched gears from web design to the world of social media marketing and info products. Laura’s online courses have taught tens of thousands of entrepreneurs how to harness the power of social media. She has given talks at conferences like BlogHer and South by Southwest, and even President Obama asked her to speak at the White House. This gal is the real deal. But what I REALLY love about Laura is the “sharp right turn” she took when she founded MeetEdgar. Hear the whole story on this week’s episode. On the show, we discuss: * what she put on the front page of her site to build her list during the initial launch stage * why simplicity is key (she agrees you don’t need a 14-step funnel) * how she leads her team — it stems from the human condition and the culture that she’s created * the communication rule she has with her team of 30 virtual employees (we come from different schools of thought, but this was fascinating) * who Edgar is — I love her method of naming projects! * why it’s important to connect with your customers regularly (don’t assume they want the same thing they wanted five years ago) * how Laura met her husband (who just so happened to be a software developer!) and how they travel with a toddler all while growing their business On the show Laura and I also discuss sexism in the tech industry and how it showed up in an interview at MeetEdgar. She’s created a whole new interview process to combat the issue! On this episode of Glambition Radio, Laura and I also talk about why you shouldn’t wait until it’s perfect to make it live, the one thing you have to remember when you’re traveling with small kids, and why working in a clean house is a must for us — it’s okay to hire help (Laura even pays for cleaners for her remote team). You’re not going to want to miss this. So head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download for later). Love and Success,     P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
October 17, 2017
Some women get things done and others are get-things-done powerhouses. Meet the woman behind the award-winning global leadership conference, SHE Summit and SHE Globl Media, a corporate initiative that helps Fortune 100 companies accelerate their gender equality and diversity programs. Claudia just released her new book, This Is How We Rise: Reach Your Highest Potential, Empower Women, Lead Change in the World, so it was a great time to catch up on the show. What's Claudia’s secret? You have to hear this week’s episode of Glambition Radio. A recognized expert on leadership and social entrepreneurship, Claudia has been leading change in the world. And she believes you can too. She says your birthright is to be extraordinary, and her book will help you reach your highest potential as a change agent by tapping into your purpose-centric mindset. (You can learn more and order the book here.)  On this episode of Glambition Radio, we dive deep into the This Is How We Rise framework — how we as leaders and entrepreneurs can tap into our energy to be an activist in the world. It starts with figuring out what really matters to you and then asking for help. We are not meant to do our great work by ourselves. And we have to let some things go, especially our self-judgement. On the show, we also discuss: * how her life has changed since her last Glambition Radio interview in 2014 (clue: two toddlers!) * how “living on purpose” has helped her grow and evolve * the writing process and how we both work better by processing out loud (this is great tip — you don’t want to miss it!) * how writing her first book transformed her into more of who she was meant to be and helped her get clear on her ideology * what it means to live with a purpose-centric mindset and live “for the world” instead of “in the world”. * how your life is not about what you need to get done but who you want to become — talk about an instant shift! * what it means to lead from where we are and how to propel our actions * what she is doing at SHE Globl with big brands like Bacardi, Toyota, and Coca-Cola (this is fascinating!) If you’re in NYC, try to drop by Claudia’s SHE Summit, her impactful 2-day Conference on October 19-20. She has a great line-up of influential speakers like my friends (and some clients) Amanda Steinberg, Kara Goldin, Farnoosh Torabi, and Rha Goddess. They will guide you on a personal-professional transformation to lead change. And you get a signed copy of Claudia’s book. (Learn more and grab a seat at http://shesummit.com/) It was an honor to speak at her SHE Summit event back in 2015. On this episode of Glambition Radio, Claudia and I also talk about the reality of being a working mom and “mommy guilt”, the importance of connecting with like-minded people who support and empower us, and how to treat your life like the organization you’re leading (this is key!). I know you’ll get a lot out of this interview. So head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download for later). Love and Success,     P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! SaveSave SaveSave
October 4, 2017
Today’s show is a deep conversation with Rha Goddess, who is empowering a new generation of conscious entrepreneurs to “stay true, get paid, and do good” through her creation and work as CEO of Move The Crowd. She is the “entrepreneurial soul coach” behind hundreds of breakthrough change-makers, cultural visionaries, and social entrepreneurs. But my client Rha’s story is just as powerful as the movement she’s created. On this episode of Glambition Radio I have Rha go back to her Brooklyn childhood, and then what she calls the intersection of civil rights and hip hop. Her activist parents — who survived two decades of segregation and then worked on the front lines of the  civil rights movement — and what she witnessed growing up helped shape her into the cultural innovator and conscious entrepreneur she is today. After a dual major in chemistry and computer science at Vassar, Rha worked for a 50 Fortune corporation in their specialty chemicals division. But she always maintained her “ground level” mission: On evenings and weekends she led gang intervention work in South Central Los Angeles. It was through watching the epidemic of youth violence she knew she wanted to make a bigger change in the lives of young people. The big leap from the corporate world to becoming a full time social entrepreneur came to Rha when she came across an organization doing peace education and conflict mediation work in the schools, and it hit her. That is what she wanted to be doing. Within four months she had left her corporate gig — taking a 50%+ pay cut — and stepped into a new world where she learned how to use her love for hip hop artistry as a vehicle to help young people become change for themselves and for those around them. Hear how Rha came to the revelation that she could do her soul passion — her great work to serve — and make money doing it without sacrificing her morals. It’s not a trade off. You can have both. Hear the full story this episode of Glambition Radio. On the show, we discuss: * how the right to belong is the theme running through the center of the issues we are grappling with in our world today — from gang violence to populism * how she became a rapper and used spoken-word poetry “floetry” to process what was happening around her — violence, inequity, poverty — and how it brought the activist and artist within her together * how Rha’s coaching and mentoring is all about supporting you in becoming more of who you already are * what the current administration means for us: We all have a role to play. It’s our time to act. * how we are shifting from the Age of Celebrity to the Age of the Citizen, and it’s time to create our own brand of contribution. * her upcoming “True. Paid. Good. Summit”, Oct. 13-15, 2017 in New York. (Learn more and grab a seat at summit.movethecrowd.me ) Rha and I dive deep into the fear of change that so many women feel and how you have to let go of what doesn’t serve you anymore (even if you built it). Gals, this show is pure gold. You have to hear this episode of Glambition Radio here (or download for later). Love and Success,     P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
September 20, 2017
Today’s topic is a deep ride with my client Kavita J. Patel, whose insights on love and relationships are profound. And it starts with her own love story. After her partner of four years abruptly broke up with her, she blamed herself and promptly made several failed attempts to win him back (making him a gift basket, showing up on his doorstep, she did it all!), she finally had to let go. But a year and a half later, they got back together, and today they are married (with baby on the way, too!). But it’s how she changed herself that made the difference, and it’s something she explains in detail on Glambition Radio. Kavita is a love and relationship coach whose mission is to help people understand that relationships are a window into the self. She has studied ancient eastern philosophy for 20 years, and her practical-meets-spiritual, no-nonsense method of coaching teaches her clients how to turn inwards to identify and release what she refers to as your subconscious past, to cultivate worthiness from within. If you’ve felt unworthy of love or have struggled in your romantic relationships, you need to hear this episode of Glambition Radio. On the show, we discuss: * throwing away the dating “rules” — I share my own funny stories around trying all the methods in my earlier years! * how relationships are the biggest force and contributor toward your own evolvement as an individual * why we sometimes still feel lonely even when we are with somebody we love * how understanding and releasing your subconscious past can transform you – and it’s not as painful a process as you may fear * why it’s important to surround yourself with the right people and work with the right mentors * her upcoming online course “Worthy from Within” Hear how Kavita creating space to nurture her inner worthiness led to her finally landing a healthy and successful relationship — she takes us through her special 4-part process. On Glambition Radio, Kavita and I also talk about pregnancy brain, what to do if your guy is just being a jerk (where do we draw the line on developing ourselves?), and why it’s important to cultivate your curiosity. You’re not going to want to miss this. So listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download for later). ***ALSO, if you’d like to know YOUR love type, and how it affects your love life and relationships, take Kavita’s QUIZ here. It’s pretty insightful!*** Love and Success,     P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! SaveSave
September 16, 2017
The topic of this bonus episode is something that can dramatically change your coaching, consulting, or professional service business. It can increase your revenues in a big way, very quickly. And it’s incredibly simple to do (once you know the ins and outs). And it’s something I’ve been doing for over a decade, but have returned to them being a big part of my model in the last few years as I grew tired of the ‘launch hamster wheel’. They are “VIP days”, which are simply one-day intensives done with individuals or small groups, in person or virtual. I’ve seen VIP days work in all kinds of categories: business coaching, life coaching, executive consulting, fitness, wellness… even fashion and style. And you DON’T need a large list or launch process to get started! My good friend and long-term client Kendall SummerHawk has these VIP days down to a science, and teaches a super formula you can follow right away. And together, we hosted a complimentary training call where we shared how you can apply our behind-the-scenes VIP Day secrets to your business. It was SO good that I decided to post it here so more people could hear it! Come listen in for a fun and VERY content-packed conversation on how to offer lucrative VIP offerings. Here’s what we covered on the call: * Simple, low-tech ways to use VIP Days to solve the, ‘How do I create cash flow quickly?’ question * How easily VIP Days can give you the laptop lifestyle you love, to work from anywhere in the world * An hour-by-hour schedule you can use immediately for your own VIP Days * How to deliver your expertise in a VIP Day (learn the 4 styles and which works best for you) * Exactly how much $ you can charge for your VIP Day (and own your worth in the process) * PLUS… even a bit of juicy dish on VIP Day mistakes you will definitely want to avoid! (You’ll have a laugh with us on this one.) I promise you’re going to love what you learn! All content, no B.S. So head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download for later). And if you’re SUPER interested in getting the full kit and caboodle on this topic, go to Kendall’s step-by-step program at www.NewVIPClients.com Love and Success,     P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks! P.S.  I’ve helped many clients add VIP Days to their business models and charge between $3K – $20K per day package, depending on their type of business, clients, and other factors. Why not you, too? Come learn how you can add VIP days to your offerings — or improve your current VIP day model — on this BONUS episode of Glambition Radio. SaveSave
September 8, 2017
Her interview-format “The Valley Girl Show” was nominated for an Emmy, she’s the fourth generation of her family to be a venture capitalist, and her new Halogen Ventures focuses on early stage investing in female founded consumer technology. Meet Jesse Draper on this week’s Glambition Radio. When hosting “The Valley Girl Show”, Jesse not only helped pioneer the way for women in digital media, but she made it a point to make 50% of her interviews with women working in the tech industry. She has produced and distributed over 300 interviews with some of the greatest business minds, leaders, and personalities including; Sheryl Sandberg, Ted Turner, Mark Cuban, Elon Musk, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Jessica Alba, and Eric Schmidt. Her show helped propel Jesse to the top, and she was listed by Marie Claire magazine as one of the ‘50 Most Connected Women in America’. On this episode of Glambition Radio, I have Jesse go back through the many layers of her success, how she moved from her previous acting career into the show, and why she’s so passionate about investing in the women’s tech space.  On the show we discuss: * how, after two years of reaching out to Mark Cuban, he finally said yes to being on her show, and how Jesse made it happen within 24 hours * how she learned how to invest in the stock market through a game on an old CD-ROM * her incredible upbringing learning about investing via her father and grandfather : She sat in on Skype’s first board meeting in Estonia when she was only 16 * how she broke the “news” of Sheryl Sandberg as a previous aerobics instructor, and the importance of keeping your guests at ease during an interview * what makes a good interview and how to get a guest off their boring PR script * why she has decided to step away from “The Valley Girl Show” temporarily * her new show “Meet the Drapers” which will be the first time an audience can participate by not just voting but by investing On this episode of Glambition Radio, Jesse and I also talk about the importance of confidence, standing up for your own opinions, how networking is not just about meeting people, how to see your vision through, and how our kids’ school schedules are NOT really set up for working moms at all! And we have a TON of fun. So head over to iTunes and listen to this episode of Glambition Radio now (or download for later). Love and Success,     P.S. I would love your review! If you enjoy what I share in this episode, please leave a review and comment on iTunes. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!
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