Guest Interview

Episode 20: Becoming the Go to Gal with Jaclyn Mellone

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Jaclyn Mellone is on a mission to help experts go from best kept secret, to becoming the Go-To Gal in their space. She is a coach, speaker, and host of the Go-To Gal podcast!

Jaclyn works with entrepreneurs to help them package their expertise into irresistible offers.

She's been featured in Entrepreneur, Reader's Digest, Parents, Well + Good and in dozens of podcasts and radio appearances.

When she's not helping authors, speakers, coaches, consultants, and service providers build profitable personal brands, you can find her dancing in the family room with her hubby, two little ones, and pup Louie… trying not to trip over the sea of naked Barbies and legos.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR:

  • About Jaclyn’s journey to where she is today.

  • How she created and grew her personal brand into her new brand Go to Gal.

  • How Jaclyn helps entrepreneurs create and sell irresistable offers.

  • Jaclyn’s tips on becoming the expert and authority in your niche.

  • About her programs for entrepreneurs.

JACLYN’S FAVORITE RESOURCES:

Books:

  1. You are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero

  2. The Alter Ego Effect by Todd Herman

Podcasts:

  1. Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield

  2. Building a StoryBrand with Donald Miller

  3. Mind Your Business with James Wedmore

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Episode 19: Creating Services that Sell with Jereshia Hawk

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Jereshia Hawk is an Income Strategist and recent Corporate Dropout who helps coaches and consultants convert four figure clients through her proven program, Services That Sell. Jereshia enjoys long walks down the school supply aisle at Target. Yes, she geeks out over new Post-It Notes and pens. If you want to leverage livestream video to help your service based business exponentially grow not only your impact, but your income, she's the woman for you!

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR:

  • About Jereshia’s journey to where she is today.

  • How being she went from managing a 400 million dollar pipeline project to six figure income strategist.

  • How Jereshia helps creative entrepreneurs create and sell 4 figure services.

  • Jereshia’s mission of helping more women and women of color have a seat at the table in the world of entrepreneurship.

  • About her signature program, Services that Sell.

JERESHIA’S FAVORITE RESOURCES:

Book: This is Marketing by Seth Godin

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Episode 18: Growing Your Brand Using Effective PR Strategies with Carolyn Sutton

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Carolyn Sutton began her Public Relations career right out of the gate with a coveted internship at Fleishman-Hillard Dallas, which started her 16 year passion for public relations. With extensive PR experience at The Container Store and The Richards Group managing multiple consumer clients, Carolyn has always kept her business directly focused with lifestyle brands. In 2009, Carolyn experienced the joy of motherhood, which motivated her to start her own Public Relations firm - Carolyn Sutton PR.

Carolyn and her team only work with brands and clients they are passionate about, and believe in their mission. They create solid, strategic PR campaigns to introduce brands, secure media coverage, heighten brand awareness and generate buzz.The team is media and influencer obsessed and are constantly combing magazines, online media and Instagram for the latest and the greatest exposure.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR:

  • About Carolyn’s journey to where she is today.

  • How to get press coverage in national magazines.

  • How to create profitable relationships with influencers.

  • How to get more deals as an influencer.

  • How to secure PR coverage as a brand even if you can’t afford to hire a PR company.

CAROLYN’S FAVORITE RESOURCES:

  • NEWSPAPERS: Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Local Newspaper

  • MAGAZINES: Lifestyle magainzes

  • PODCASTS: Mom is in Control, The Influencer Podcast, How I Built This

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Episode 17: Leveraging Relationship Marketing with Melanie Reyes

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Melanie is a wife, mom to 4, photographer and entrepreneur. She loves life, loves her people (husband and kiddos) and can make lemonade out of any lemons. In her free time, she loves adventures, seeing new things, eating and cooking amazing food and seeing the world through those that really live and make a life there.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR:

  • How Melanie grew a 6 figure wedding photography business.

  • How she leveraged relationship marketing to create a referral engine for her businesses.

  • Her new business venture, Love Lundi

  • The importance of having photos for your brand to tell your brand story.

FAVORITE RESOURCES:

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Episode 15: A Strategy for Success on Social Media with Erin Phillips of Pinckney Palm

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I am so excited for you to hear this episode with Erin Phillips of Pinckney Palm. Erin is the founder and CEO of Pinckney Palm, which is a social media agency based in Charleston, South Carolina and London, England. Erin has worked in social media for ten years for brands like BMW, Le Cruset, Blackberry Farm, and Capital One, all prior to launching her own agency, Pinckney Palm. She now manages clients all around the world including Italian serve-ware, Viertri, and remote employees in the states, all the way from where she’s living now in London, England with her husband, daughter and two adopted golden retrievers. I know you guys are going to get so much out of this episode because Erin shares with us what she does when she gets a new client and how she really digs deep into their analytics to help them create a strategy moving forward to get engagement as well as reach and impressions so that our social media isn’t just us just wasting time, it’s actually something that moves the needle on our business.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR:

  • How Erin got her start in social media and ended up running her own full service social media agency

  • The knowledge she gained from working for corporate company that she was able to transfer into her small business.

  • How she approaches working with new clients in order to best serve them

  • How to view and understand your Instagram analytics

  • How to use your analytics to create a social media strategy

  • How to increase engagement on Instagram

  • How she manages her team and business while living in London, England.

FAVORITE QUOTE OR ADVICE:

Pretend like everyone you meet is Reese Witherspoon’s cousin - I really look up to Reese Witherspoon and enjoy following her, so assume anyone you meet is going to be the person who connects you with the next big step in your career, or your favorite person. You never know who is connected to who. Treat them all the same and as if they are the most important person.

FAVORITE RESOURCES:

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Episode 14: Reina Pomeroy

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Reina Pomeroy is the founder of Reina & Co, and she’s a coach, speaker, educator, author, and a podcaster. She helps creative entrepreneurs get laser focused so they can book more dreamy clients with ease, get paid to do what they love, and have the freedom and flexibility to enjoy it all. She’s also the creator of her flagship program, The Dreamy Client Magnet, which is something we talk a lot about in this interview. She’s an expert on attracting and getting your dream clients. When Reina is not fully immersed in her company, you will find her facilitating groups at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Her work has been featured everywhere from The Entrepreneur on Fire Podcast, Entrepreneur.com, Brit & Co, The Huffington Post, The Rising Tide Society, and more! I know you guys are going to learn a lot from this interview today!

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR:

  • About Reina’s journey to where she is today.

  • How being a multi-passionate entrepreneur helps her find freedom and flexibility in her career.

  • How Reina helps creative entrepreneurs focus on what’s important, book dreamy clients, make more money, and find freedom and flexibility in their own businesses.

  • Reina’s thoughts on the idea of charging your value, instead of your worth, and how this mindset allows her to contribute significatn income to her family, while serving her clients in the best way possible.

  • About the Cash Injection Challenge.

  • About Reina’s flagship program, the Dreamy Client Magnet, and how to attract the RIGHT clients.

REINA’S FAVORITE RESOURCES:

There are a lot of great resources out there. It’s more important to get clear on what you want to learn, and go find those resources.

REINA’S FAVORITE QUOTE:

Life is too damn short not to love every single day.

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Episode 13: Successful Goal Setting with Alon David of 90X Goal Planner

Successful Goal Setting with Alon David of 90X Goal Planner

We are nearly 90 days into the new year. How many of your New Year’s resolutions have you stuck with? How many of your business goals for 2019 are you still on track to accomplish? If you feel like you’re already derailed and you realize you’re not going to accomplish the goals you set three months ago, I want you to listen to today’s episode with Alon David, CEO and creator of the 90X Goal Planner. Alon is sharing his story of how he created his 90 day goal setting system and planner, but more importantly, he is sharing why he believes 90 days is all it takes to get you on track to achieving your goals.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR:

  • Alon’s journey from being a member of the Israeli Air Force to creator and CEO of 90X Goal Planner.

  • How he began to develop his 90 day system during his time building a six figure photography company, Alon David Photography.

  • Why he believes 90 days is the perfect length of time for setting and achieving goals.

  • How he balanced working a full time photography business, a wife, four kids, and creating the 90X Goal Planner.

  • About Alon’s coaching services and membership site.

  • How and why he transitioned out of photography into full-time CEO for 90X Goal Planner.

  • What Alon believes is the number one reason people don’t achieve their goals.

ALON’S FAVORITE RESOURCES:

Mind Your Business Podcast

The Jim Fortin Podcast

ALON’S ADVICE FOR REACHING YOUR GOALS:

“Get up every morning and commit and do it. Honor yourself first, and take one step everyday. Give yourself the chance, and take one step forward everyday closer to your destination.

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Episode 11: How Business Systems Can Help You Create the Life You Want to Lead with Andrea Layne - The Creative Spring

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Today I am talking with Andrea Layne of The Creative Spring. Andrea spent 11 years working in corporate as a business consultant and IT Project Manager for some of the top companies in the United States. After realizing that she wasn’t able to live the life she wanted, she went out on her own and decided to pursue project management on a smaller, more creative scale as a floral wedding designer. She built and ran a successful floral wedding design company over six years. Even though she saw tremendous success in her business, she still wasn’t able to live life on her terms, which led her to starting The Creative Spring, where she helps creative entrepreneurs with systems and software, so they have a better business foundation. Tune in to hear more about how Andrea uses systems to live the life she wants to lead and teaches other entrepreneurs how to do the same.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR:

  • About Andrea’s background in IT Project Management and working as a business consultant for top companies prepared her to help entrepreneurs implement the right systems in their business to create a life they love.

  • What pushed her to eventually leave her corporate job, and how she ended up doing wedding floral design for seven years before she started helping other entrepreneurs work on their businesses.

  • How success in the corporate world and success as a wedding floral designer natrually opened up doors to help people implement systems in their business to make them run more smoothly and efficiently.

  • About Creative Spring, her company that helps creative entrepreneurs with systems and software to have a better business foundation, and connect their big picture vision into actionable plans with due dates and specific tasks to achieve those goals.

  • Where you should start when going about setting up systems in your business.

  • What Andrea thinks scaling her business looks like in order to maintain the balance she’s found in work and life.

  • The importance of setting up boundaries and how your clients should react to those boundaries.

ANDREA’S ADVICE FOR ENTREPRENEURS:

“What if it could be simple? What is the simplest path? It can be really easy to complicate things and make them more than what they really are. It muddies the waters, especially in service delivery. Whenever I start to feel like it’s getting to complicated, I go back and think of what the simple path would be.”

ANDREA’S FAVORITE RESOURCES:

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Episode 10: How to Establish the Right Mindset as You Approach Entrepreneurship

How to Establish the Right Mindset as You Approach Entrepreneurship

Today I’m chatting with Nichole Guerrette, college professor, accountant and mother of two. Nicole is the owner of Stafford Consulting, an accounting services firm, as well as an energy and fitness company, N-er-G Fitness. Today we’re talking about how Nicole maintains balance between her life and running these two businesses. Nichole and I also discuss how mindset plays into the journey to entrepreneurship, and how we need to approach establishing the right mindset as we start a business, and throughout the years of building and growing that business. If you are just starting your journey as an entrepreneur, or if you struggle with your mindset in your business, I encourage you to tune in to my conversation with Nichole.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR:

  • About Nichole’s experience in the corporate world, and how she finally made the switch to starting her own business.

  • About the risks she took in the very beginning to get her business going.

  • The freedom she achieved through entrepreneurship to balance career and motherhood.

  • Why Nichole started her second business, and how she approaches each of them.

  • How having the right mindset will set you up for long term success.

  • Quick tips for switching between work mode and parenting mode.

  • Nichole’s strategies for developing the right mindset around your business and life.

nichole’s advice for entrepreneurs:

It’s your story, you can write it however you want. When you shift your mindset from the world being stacked against you because of your circumstances, to an idea that you are not limited by your past, you can own your story, and allow it to free you to understand that you can do whatever you want to do. If you are allowing your story to shape you, you will never go after what you want. But when you write your own story, you can do anything.

Nichole’s favorite resources:

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Episode 09: Creating Profit Opportunities as a Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur

Creating Profit Opportunities as a Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur with Jax Ball of Jax & Crew

Friends, today I am excited to introduce you to Jax Ball. She is the epitome of a multi-passionate entrepreneur. Jax is a blogger at her blog, Jax & Crew, where she writes about travel, beauty, fashion, and lifestyle. In addition to doing graphic design and marketing, she and her husband also run several business together, and they recently started an import business where she imports furniture and home decor from Bali and Southeast Asia. Jax does a lot of things, and I think you’ll love this interview because it shines a light on the fact that you can turn the ideas and opportunities you discover into profits. My interview with Jax will inspire and encourage you to believe you can run more than one profitable business that you are passionate about.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL HEAR:

  • How Jax got found her passion for entrepreneurship at a young age.

  • How she views everything she does as an opportunity to increase her profits.

  • Why she holds on to a more “traditional” side-hustle while she creates multiple additional revenue streams.

  • How she has learned to always pursue what she’s passionate about, even when that means letting go of a business for a season, or permanently.

  • How she’s able to make the decision to “sunset” businesses when she needs to take a step back for her family or herself.

  • How seeing trends on social media and from bloggers led her to start an import business from Bali, importing furniture and home decor.

  • How she found ways to give back during her time in Bali while building her import business.

  • How her mindset allows her to maintain a balance in life, family, and business.

JAX’S ADVICE FOR ENTREPRENEURS:

You don’t have to stay in one lane. You can diversify your business portfolio and try new things and sometime you’ll love it and sometimes you won’t, and you can move on to the next. Be open to have multiple revenue flows at the same time. Be open to finding opportunity in things you genuinely enjoy and be okay to change your focus as you grow as an individual and mature in business.

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