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Support is Sexy Podcast with Elayne F...
<p>Hosted by media entrepreneur, author, speaker and coach Elayne Fluker, the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast features candid interviews with successful women entrepreneurs, around the world 5 days a week, who get real and share inspiring true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys -- where they started, when they struggled, and how they still made it happen! Every Monday through Friday, each episode of SUPPORT IS SEXY will give you actionable strategies for success, tips for building your support network, pitfalls to avoid and important lessons learned that will motivate you to take your business, and your life, to the next level! Elayne Fluker was a journalist for more than 20 years before launching her own media brand. She also leads the SUPPORT IS SEXY Mastermind community -- which is a global network of 400+ women entrepreneurs around the world -- and she is currently writing a book reminding unapologetically ambitious women that having it all doesn't mean doing it all alone. Join Elayne and her guests every weekday and get inspired! Visit elaynefluker.com for more, and thank you for listening!</p>
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700: 7 Lessons Learned from My Run Through New ...
Celebrating 700 episodes of the Support is Sexy podcast today, and though the lessons are many -- there are 7 that came to me during a recent run in New York that I must share!
24 min
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699: Stop Hiding and Stand in Your Light!
The world is waiting for you to show up. It's time to stop hiding and to stand in your light.
13 min
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698: 2020 Vision with Vision Coach and Spiritua...
As 2020 approaches, listen to spiritual teacher Barbara Biziou talk about creating your vision, setting your intention and saying "yes" to the possibilities.
54 min
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697: Are You Willing to Do the Work?
A reflection the habits that separate dreamers from DOERS...
7 min
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696: How To Tap Into Your Feminine Energy With ...
Danielle Mercurio shares how to tap into your feminine energy, and the best ways for ambitious women to be embrace that beautiful part of yourself.
38 min
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695: Why Mindset Plays an Important Role in You...
Cherri Dallas explains why mindset is key to your success, how visualization guides her life and how to adopt a survivor’s mindset.
42 min
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694: Everyday May Not Feel Like a Win, But Ever...
Some days, you take the "L," but you can still make it count!
9 min
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693: Kimberly Blackwell, CEO of PMM Agency, Tel...
Kimberly Blackwell, CEO of PMM Agency Tells How to Go from Side-Hustler to Multimillionaire and Why You're Only as Strong As Your Network
65 min
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692: How to Channel Your Anger, Manage Your Emo...
Business coach and licensced counselor Margo Geller shares how entrepreneurs can get support, manage your emotions and stress a whole lot less.
58 min
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691: How to Leverage the Power of First Impres...
How to Leverage the Power of First Impressions with Popup Florist Founder and CEO Kelsie Hayes
38 min
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690: Diversity & Inclusion and the Importance o...
Carolynn Johnson, the new CEO of Diversityinc, on why women need allies and why she's committed to giving us a seat at the table.
56 min
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689: Mighty Networks Founder and CEO Gina Bianc...
Mighty Networks CEO Gina Bianchini shares how building brand awareness while creating a sense of community is a win-win for businesses and customers!
59 min
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688: Ok, But What Are Your Intentions?
Sometimes you can let your head get the best of you. Drop into your heart and remember your intentions.
12 min
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687: Show Me the Money: 7 Rules of Engagement f...
What's your money mindset Is it possible that it's holding you back from getting the money you deserve? Let's talk about it!
21 min
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686: What Every Retailer Needs to Know about Bu...
Endear co-founder Leigh Seven tells how to reinvigorate your brick and mortar sales by putting the relationship back into retail.
36 min
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685: How 90 Meetings in 90 Days Saved the Busin...
Belinda Filippelli Shares How to Survive the Valleys of Entrepreneurship and Make Connections Even While Things Are Messy
91 min
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684: Insider Secrets on How to Level-Up Your Li...
Learn insider secrets on how to level-up your LinkedIn Profile and leverage your connections with Ty Heath, Global Lead of LinkedIn's B2B Institute
78 min
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683: How to Cook Up Unique Experiences for Your...
Customers are starting to value experiences over "things." Learn how Jenn Nicken of The Chef and the Dish creates new experiences for food lovers.
41 min
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682: Embracing the Both-And in Bulgaria with Yo...
How Kremena Yordanova embraces the both-and instead of the either-or as she builds her yoga business and works as an Adidas marketing exec.
47 min
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681: 3 Questions to That Will Help You Uncover...
Confidence, clarity and discovering your purpose with business coach Jodie Rogers.
58 min
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680: How Kate Redding Saw a Gap in Spain's Trav...
Kate Redding fell in love with Valencia, Spain, so much that she created a touring company to share the city with other travelers
21 min
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679: A Message about Vision, Commitment and Fai...
Sometimes Mama truly does know best...
5 min
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678: How Hotelier Meryanne Loum Martin Made her...
In this episode, recorded in Marrakech, Morocco, at Jnane Tamsna hotel, owner Meryanne Loum-Martin shares her journey of becoming a pioneer in the boutique hotel industry
94 min
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677: Why I FINALLY Decided to Launch Support is...
I've been stalling on launching courses for way too long. Now is the time!
8 min
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676: How Brooklyn Native Yvette Gayle Is Creati...
44 min
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675: Take Some Time to Reflect (and Walk Barefo...
Take a break, reset, reflect and spend some time walking barefoot in the grass.
4 min
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674: Why Mommies Make the Best Entrepreneurs w...
Jill Salzman shares why mommies make the best entrepreneurs (and the most common mistakes many mompreneurs make)
44 min
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673: 3 Most Common Barriers Between You and You...
Dr. Marcia Morgan, author of "GO! How to Get Going and Achieve your Goals and Dreams at Any Age," shares the three most common barriers that women face when it comes to their goals and how you can overcome them
54 min
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672: The Importance of Recognizing Your Value a...
As generous women, we want to give everything away; as business women we have to remember that recognizing our value helps us become better entrepreneurs and better women
12 min
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671: Whenever Things Don't Go Your Way, Embrace...
"No" is a part of the process when you're an entrepreneur. Make the "Bounce Back" part of YOUR process for moving on
5 min
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670: The Power of Going from "Have to" to "GET TO"
How being intentional about your language can help you level up your mindset and approach life's necessities with optimism
5 min
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669: How to Develop Atomic Habits (Lessons from...
Who do you have to become to create that habits that will change your life?
10 min
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668: Don't Be Afraid to Skip Chapters
When inspiration hits you or eludes you, don't be afraid to skip that chapter.
5 min
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667: Show Up! No Matter Who's There, Show Up fo...
Don't stop showing up just because you think no one is watching.
4 min
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666: Pursuing Your Moonshot and Changing the Wo...
"If you're not willing to fail, you're not willing to win big."--Lucrezia Bisignani
51 min
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665: Just One More: How Taking That Extra Step ...
One more rep, one more step, one more minute working on that project can put you way ahead of the competition.
8 min
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664: What I've Learned in Three Years of Hostin...
Today we're celebrating three years of the Support is Sexy podcast! Here are three key things I've learned!
10 min
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663: Lesley Jane Seymour, Founder of Covey Club...
CoveyClub Founder Lesley Jane Seymour tells why every woman needs a reinvention plan and how to prepare yourself for your second act.
57 min
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662: How to Set Up an Online Business That Prov...
Stefanie Gass shares secrets for how online courses could be the key to passive revenue for your business.
58 min
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661: Insider Secrets No One Ever Tells You Abou...
Cheryl Contee on building startups, pitching ideas, making authentic connections and realizing mechanical bulls tell us a lot about gender inequities.
62 min
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660: Commit, and Then Recommit, and Then Recomm...
2019 is halfway completed. It's time to commit to recommit to your goals!
5 min
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659: How to Build a Global Beauty Brand with In...
Ouidad shares the value of integrity when building your brand and handling your business
42 min
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658: 5 Videos You Need to Use in Your Business ...
Media expert and Inspired Living CEO Keri Murphy shares five videos you should have in your business today and how to be the confident face of your business
48 min
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657: The Lip Expert Sara Happ on How to Make Yo...
Sara Happ, The Lip Expert, shares how she built her mega beauty brand by focsing on doing "one thing" better than anyone else.
40 min
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656: Accountability is Sexy!
Let's do this together!
2 min
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655: Leaving a Good Thing and Recognizing Your ...
Bestselling Author Denene Millner on A Writer's Duty, Leaving a Good Thing and Recognizing Your Worthiness
64 min
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654: How to Make Volunteerism Part of Your Comp...
36 min
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653: 20 Truths for a Happy Heart with "Always a...
"Always and Never" author Lisa Shumate shares 20 truths for a happy heart!
44 min
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652: How Body Positivity Helped Influencer Loey...
Love AnyBody Founder Loey Lane -- who has more than half a million followers on Instagram -- shares how to ignore the body shamers online and build a positive brand
53 min
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651: If Something's Not Working for You, Do Som...
Don't get stuck in what used to work. It could be time to do something different.
7 min
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650: What You Need to Know BEFORE You Write You...
Insider tips on how to (finally) write your book from author, editor and KN Literary Arts CEO Kelly Notaras
56 min
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649: Author and Ex-NFL Wife Angela Marshall on ...
Angela Marshall, author and ex -NFL wife, shares how to conquer your fears, turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones, face the truth and own your story.
44 min
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648: How to Overcome Resistance and Commit to S...
The Retreat Costa Rica owner Diana Stobo shares how to overcome resistance and how her resilience rescued her during dark times.
47 min
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647: How Entrepreneur Matilda Sandstroem Gives ...
How Adventurist Backpack Co co-founder Matilda Sandstroem helps feed the hungry through a business that gives back.
39 min
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646: Do Not Let Fear, Self-Doubt or Comparison ...
Be aware of who or what you let sit at the table with you when you're creating something big in the world.
10 min
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645: Apps and Tools to Help Veterans (and Civil...
Dr. Julie Kinn shares tools, apps and resources to help military veterans (and civilians) overcome the stigma of mental health disorders and get support
44 min
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644: How to Let Go of the Past and Make Your Ma...
Social entrepreneur, activist and media maven JLove Calderon on forgiving yourself of past mistakes and deciding what your story is going to be TODAY
66 min
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643: Stop Being the Nice Girl and Start Being t...
Business coach Alex Rudnicka shares why the nice girl struggles as an entrepreneur and how to become the CEO of your business and your life.
51 min
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642: How International Event Planner and Luxe F...
International event planner Nathalie Cadet-James shares what it takes to run a top-notch, boutique event planning company and know when it's time to scale.
32 min
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641: Business Coach Sigrun Tells How to Grow yo...
Business Coach Sigrun Tells How to Follow Your Passion and Grow your Business to Six Figures in 12 Months!
49 min
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640: Genecia Alluora of Soul Rich Woman on Crus...
"How you deal with the fear determines how successful you will become."--Genecia Alluora
46 min
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639: Stacy Blackman Tells How to Ace Your MBA A...
Stacy Blackman gives insider advice on how to ace your MBA application and get into the graduate school of your dreams.
38 min
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638: How to End a Partnership Without Falling A...
Attorney Kim Ciesinski speaks to us about collaborative divorce methods also work for parting entrepreneurs and how to go for the win/win than a win/lose.
34 min
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637: 5 Ways to Handle Going Through Changes
Change is constant. Here are a few tips for how to handle change when it comes your way
4 min
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636: Patricia Moreno of Intensati on Learning t...
How living the question can bring you all the answers.
70 min
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635: How to Build Wealth, Create Your Dynasty a...
Molly Grubb of Grubb Wealth Management tells why it's important to focus on wealth -- not just revenue -- in your business
59 min
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634: Dr. Zoe Shaw Tells How to Get Over Superwo...
Dr. Zoe Shaw dives into why women need to get over Superwoman syndrome, how to recognize it in yourself and why "you are never obligated to be the same person you were yesterday."
54 min
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633: How to Change the Fashion Industry One Cus...
Smart Glamour owner and designer Mallorie Dunn shares how she plans to shift the industry one customer at a time.
46 min
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632: How Cultural Representation in Product Dev...
When Jacquelyn Rodgers couldn’t find wrapping paper and holiday decor that featured a Santa Claus of color for her son, she sprung into action creating one of her own and Greentop Gifts was born.
47 min
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631: How to Build a Business with Staying Power...
Accoutant Chanel Christoff Davis shares how she and her husband/co-founder built a successful and sustainable business for nearly 20 years.
51 min
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630: Insider Tips on How to Build Your Fitness ...
Ashely Chatman of Fit Body by Ashley gets real with us about what it takes to run her fitness business and what she wishes she would have done differently.
50 min
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629: How to Own Your Space and Protect Your Hea...
Harlem's Cove Lounge owner Alyah Horsford-Sidberry talks about the importance of owning your own real estate and protecting your health as an entrepreneur.
29 min
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628: Don't F It Up! How to Avoid Self-Sabotage ...
When things start going your way, you may be inclined to GET in your own way. Don't!
5 min
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627: How to Set Up Your Business So It Keeps Go...
When you have to step away from your business for whatever reason, who's there to mind the store?
9 min
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626: How to Recommit to What's Working (and Fix...
6 easy ways to recommit to what's working in your business and your life and take it to the next level
20 min
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625: Behind the Scenes of Building a Brick and ...
Belle & Union Stationery shop owner Meg Sutton gives us the real deal on the bumpy road to building a successful brick and mortar business.
35 min
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624: How to Find Your Soul's Purpose and Reinve...
Listen to find out three important lessons to help you discover your purpose and move beyond the limiting beliefs that can hold you back.
44 min
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623: How to Find Your Voice and Have Impact wit...
Ginni Saaswati of Ginni Media on the power of audio, the importance of intention, the future of podcasting, and three common mistakes most podcasters make.
50 min
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622: How to Make Your Nonprofit Thrive in the D...
PivotGround founder Sarah Olivieri helps nonprofits thrive in the digital age and breaks audacious goals to make them attainable and still impactful.
55 min
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621: 5 Money Blocks that Stall Your Business (a...
On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, Jennifer Longmore, CEO of Soul Journeys, dives into the five major money blocks that keep you from moving forward in your businesses and from finding your true purpose
59 min
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620: Katherine and Nick North on Advocating for...
Queer advocates and married couple Katherine and Nick North speak candidly about their journey to create a family and businesses that truly reflect who they are.
62 min
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619: Thinkific Co-Founder and COO Miranda Lieve...
Thinkific co-founder Miranda Lievers gives insider tips on why you should launch your course now, how to ensure its success and how to get your price right!
49 min
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618: What Got You Here Won't Get You There!
As 2019 gets into full swing, thinking about how to prioritize and bring in positive reinforcement for the things that really matter.
13 min
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617: How to Infuse Your Personality Into Your B...
Catherine Hildner of Kitty Meow Boutique tells how to make customer service a priority and bring personality into your home-based busines.
44 min
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616: How Fashion Bomb Daily Founder Claire Sulm...
After building one of the industry's most beloved fashion blogs, Fashion Bomb Daily Founder Claire Sulmers tells how she had to fight to keep it alive!
39 min
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615: Windy Reflections on Being Alone from the ...
"The capacity to be alone is the capacity of love."--Osho
6 min
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614: How to Quiet the Three Voices In Your Head...
Handel Group co-founder Beth Weissenberger shares how to quiet those voices and negative chatter in your head and admit to yourself that "maybe it's you."
50 min
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613: How Plann CEO Christy Laurence Built a Tec...
Instead of "doing it for the 'gram" without any kind of plan, Plann CEO Christy Laurence tells how to tell your story and be strategic on Instagram.
53 min
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612: Top 4 Things You Should Do AFTER You've Re...
Now that you've registered your business as a minority & woman-owned business, how do you get those big contracts? Business consultant Jean Kristensen tells how.
42 min
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611: Meryanne Loum-Martin, Owner of Marrakech's...
How visionary hotelier Meryanne Loum-Martin created the stunning Jnane Tamsna boutique hotel in Marrakech, Morrocco and became a pioneer in the industry.
97 min
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610: Motivational Comedian Jenn Lederer Tells H...
Motivational comedian Jenn Lederer tells how to laugh your way to your own breakthrough and why a sense of humor is key to growth and creative expression.
35 min
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609: How to Rebrand the Family Business with Mo...
Mother and daughter entrepreneurs Audrey Craig and Brenda Cascio of GB Design House share their journey of growing and reinventing their family business.
34 min
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608: Namastream Co-Founder Sandy Connery on Mak...
Why Namastream cofounders Sandy Connery and Jeni Barcelos decided to bootstrap their company, walk away from investors and bet on their community.
53 min
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607: Dr. Debi Silber Shares the 5 Stages of Bet...
On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, Dr. Debi Silber dives in to the anatomy of common betrayals, how to recognize its symptoms, deal with the anger and learn to heal.
54 min
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606: How to Show Some Love and Make Kindness a ...
How can we be more intentional about our commitment to being supportive to those around us?
6 min
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605: Tax Coach Diane Gardner Shares the Most Ex...
On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, tax coach Diane Gardner shares something all of us as entrepreneurs need to know -- those expensive mistakes many of us make when it comes to our taxes.
42 min
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604: How to Discover Your Purpose and Gain Clar...
Empowerment Coach Jodie Rogers shares three key questions we should ask ourselves on this journey to uncover our own purpose.
60 min
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603: Gravitas Founder/CEO Lisa Sun on Hitting t...
On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, Gravitas CEO Lisa Sun shares her personal journey, how she grew her business and the importance of having a feedback loop you can trust.
47 min
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602: BEB Organic Skincare Founder Kim Walls Say...
Why BEB Organic Skincare Founder Kim Walls Puts Mission Before Products in Her Business Helping Preemie Babies and Their Parents
34 min
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601: Speak Up! How My Moment at a Podcasting Co...
When the opportunity presents itself, make sure you're prepared to share who you are, what you're up to, what's different about you and how you can use support!
20 min
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600: Celebrating 600 Episodes with Endless Grat...
19 min
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599: Screenwriter Felicia Pride Gets Real about...
Felicia Pride -- co-writer and executive producer of the film 'Really Love' tells how to make a creative comeback and enjoy your second act
50 min
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598: Keys to Longevity In Business after 30 Yea...
48 min
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597: You Gotta Learn to Let It Go
Why holding on to your dream is holding you back. You gotta learn to let it go!
6 min
105
596: 5 Things Women Entrepreneur Need to Know A...
On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, Abagail Pumphrey, co-founder of Think Creative Collective, shares the secret to vision casting, the winding journey of creating a sustainable and successful business, and five things every woman entrepreneurs need to know about what it truly takes to pivot.
47 min
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595: How to Go From Broke Ass to Badass with BL...
54 min
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594: What To Do When Resistance Has A Hold on You
12 min
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593: The Truth about Mental Health, Bipolar Dis...
48 min
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592: Why Mindset is THE THING for Building Your...
43 min
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591: How to Build Maternity Leave Into Your Bus...
39 min
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590: 3 Ways Conflict Can Help You Grow Your Bus...
58 min
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589: How to Make Speaking a Valuable Part of Yo...
589: How to Make Speaking a Valuable Part of Your Business with Speaking Coach Alexia Vernone
65 min
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588: How to Prepare Yourself for Growth and Iso...
How to Prepare Yourself for Growth and Isolation at the Top in Entrepreneurship with Intellect Resources CEO Tiffany Crenshaw
47 min
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587: How to Trust Your Spirit and Live Your Dre...
587: How to Trust Your Spirit and Live Your Dreams with Author and Foster Care Advocate Regina Louise
52 min
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586: Lessons from the Sahara Desert
While climbing the highest dune in the Sahara Desert in Morocco, I learned a valuable lesson about practice.
2 min
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585: How to Level Up Your Mindset in 2019!
It's time to let go of your limiting beliefs, get unstuck and live your most fulfilled life in 2019! This is your year! On this episode, recorded just before I head to the Sahara desert in Morocco, I tell you about a course I'm super excited...
8 min
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584: Master Your Side Hustle and Stop Asking fo...
In today's Support is Sexy "Rewind," we revisit an episode featuring serial entrepreneur and award-winning journalist and radio personality Karen Hunter. In this episode, Karen shares how to master your side hustle, use your platform for good and...
41 min
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583: How to Successfully Launch Your Business O...
In today's Support is Sexy "Rewind," we revisit an episode featuring online marketer Destinee Berman. In this episode, Destinee shares the way spiritual teachers can launch online, grow their businesses, know their worth and be okay with people...
42 min
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582: Quiet. Listen. Pause. Breathe.
I recorded this episode while hiking through the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. While listen to the water rush over the rocks, I was reminded of how important it is to take a moment to be quiet and listen to what's around you, and during that...
1 min
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581: Rachel Hollis, Author of 'Girl, Wash Your ...
We first caught up with Rachel Hollis in May of 2018, just a few weeks after the release of what would become her New York Times bestselling book, Girl, Wash Your Face -- which is currently reported to have sold more than 2,000,000 copies!...
53 min
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580: How to Increase Your Streams of Income wit...
Dorie Clark has run her own successful marketing and consulting business for more than ten years, is a global speaker, has worked with clients around the world -- including Google, Yale University and the National Park Service, and has eight...
61 min
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579: How to Clear Space for Crunch Time
It's nearing the end of 2018 -- what goals do you want to accomplish before the new year and how are you creating space for those goals? In this episode, I talk about crunch time for my book, which is due in December (yikes!), and creative ways of...
5 min
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578: We Are Rosie Founder Stephanie Olson on th...
  When Stephanie Olson became frustrated up with the way the advertising industry worked with its clients and its executives, she decided to create an agency of her own. We Are Rosie was born, an agency that pairs advertising professionals and...
18 min
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577: Having It All Doesn't Mean Doing It All!
Want to know what I've learned from traveling to five different countries over the last five months, hosting a podcast five days a week and writing a book (and all the other things) when it comes to "having it all?"   SPOILER: Having it...
19 min
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576: Yvette Gayle of Africa Creative Agency Sha...
Yvette Gayle is a highly respected, 20+ year veteran of the music industry in New York and Los Angeles, having been an executive for brands like Sony, Universal and Interscope Geffen Records and managed publicity for artists like Nas, 50 Cent, Diddy...
47 min
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575: Inkwell Press CEO Tonya Dalton Shares the ...
On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, Inkwell Press CEO Tonya Dalton shares how learning the systems that would help her maximize her productivity not only changed her business but changed her life. Listen as she shares...
48 min
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574: 5 Ways to Have a Revenue Breakthrough with...
After her first year in business, Monica Shah felt like she had hit rock bottom -- $25,000 in debt, sleeping on friends' couches and confused about why her business wasn't working the way she hoped even though she was working so hard on it. In this...
59 min
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573: Stand Guard at the Doorway of Your Mind
We don't realize how much what we let into our minds affects our moods, our self image, our actions, and how that manifests in our lives. As an entrepreneur and a creative -- or just as a human being living in this sometimes crazy world -- you have to...
7 min
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572: How to Ask for Feedback for Your Business
One of the things that I am passionate about is community and what you all need to support you in growing your business and growing personally. Now the only way I can get this, is to ask for your feedback. And I’m not talking about reviews or...
24 min
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571: Rap Coalition Founder Wendy Day on How Mus...
There are so many things to consider when you're a music artists, yet so many of us think about recording the song and releasing the music. Wendy Day -- founder of Rap Coalition, who has been an advocate for artists, particularly artists in the rap...
53 min
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570: 3 Reasons Working Remotely Makes Sense wit...
Ann Davis first became interested in entrepreneurship when she learned about social entrepreneurship in college and worked with an organization that provided swimming lessons to people in New Orleans shortly after Hurricane Katrina devastated the...
48 min
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569: Kristen Ley of Thimblepress Tells Makers W...
On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, Kristen Ley -- founder and owner of Thimblepress, which is sold in 1500 stores across the United States -- shares what it takes for you, as a maker, to successfully grow your business, sell your...
53 min
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568: Make Room for Your Feelings
During my first week in Prague, I learned a valuable lesson about moving beyond the micro-aggressions we sometimes face as women and people of color in this world, and the empowering idea of making room for your feelings to help you heal, honor...
16 min
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567: How to LEVEL-UP Your Mindset!
So much of what we do (or don’t do!) when it comes to our dreams and the lives we want to create starts with our MINDSET.   Once you become aware of your mindset and how it may be holding you back, you can make a different choice! It takes...
23 min
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566: 5 Ways Thrive after Trauma with Author Kat...
Kate Harvie may have survived a terrible car accident that caused her to have a serious brain injury, but her life was forever changed. On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, Kate — content creator and author of the new book Behave It...
49 min
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565: How to Build a Winning Pack and Thrive in ...
You’ve probably heard the well-known phrase from motivational speaker Jim Rohn, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” This is not only true in your personal life, but also in your business and your team. Gila...
53 min
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564: How Sisters in Loss Founder Erica McAfee C...
On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, we hear from Erica McAfee, creator of Sisters in Loss — a community that serves as a safe space for Black women to share their experiences, their grief, or whatever they need to and to get...
40 min
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563: How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome and Inte...
How has imposter syndrome had an affect on how you show up in your business or your career? Imposter syndrome may be a term that you’ve heard used more often here and there, but have you really considered it?   On this episode of...
57 min
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562: Remembering 'The Color Purple'
"I think it pisses God off for us to walk past the color purple in a field and don’t notice it." — Shug Avery in The Color Purple.   On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast — recorded on my balcony while I was in Johannesburg, South...
2 min
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561:How to Take A Breath, Give Yourself a Break...
The most unlikely person for some of us was the exact right person to suggest to Tatianna Morales that she figure out how to take her business as a tarot card reader online. Her dad. Having grown up wth a father who was an artist and an...
39 min
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560: Overcoming Gender Bias, the Goldilocks Dil...
Andie Kramer is a long-time attorney, advocate for women, and co-author of the book, Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work. On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, Andie and I dive deep into what gender...
43 min
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559: Do the Work of Winter
What season are you in for your life? Winter, spring, summer, fall? If you're in your spring or summer -- when things are exciting and hot and flowing, know that winter is coming, and that's okay. Don't fight it. On this episode, I share what I...
6 min
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558: Embracing Both-And Instead of Either-Or wi...
Ever since Kremena Yordanova was a young girl growing up in Siberia, Russia, after her parents moved with her and her older sister from Sofia,Bulgaria, entrepreneurship was a means to the end -- a way for her to make friends and to avoid being...
47 min
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557: How Ana Pompa Alarcon Rawls is Redefining ...
When Ana Pompa Alacorn Rawls had an idea to start online support community for women and moms to get candid about their experiences within a safe environment and to feel supported,, she had no idea that it would develop into the buzzed-about...
48 min
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556: Run at Your Own Pace
Sharing lessons learned while running my very first half marathon while I am here for the month in Cape Town! The experience was surreal for so many reason!   For more interviews with empowering women entrepreneurs, please check out...
4 min
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555: Creating a Business and Building a Life Ab...
When Sarah-Kate Redding -- who is originally from Maine -- visited Valencia, Spain, 20 years ago, she fell in love (with the city, the history, and then a man who later became her husband). Today, she not only calls Valencia home for herself, her...
22 min
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554: How to Build a "Millennial-Minded" Company...
It's one thing to build a best-in-class communications agency that has stood the test of time for more than a decade, but Lee Caraher, CEO of Double Forte has done even more. She has built a company that...
56 min
148
553: 7 Ways Entrepreneurship is A Lot Like Moun...
While in Sofia, Bulgaria, six of us went on an incredibly challenging mountain biking journey for 14.9 miles down the famous Vitosha Mountain that included dips and falls and rocks and mud and climbs and janky bridges and so much more that we didn't...
15 min
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552: What It Takes To Succeed Despite Gender Bi...
On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, we hear the powerful journey of Saira Suleman, co-founder and CEO of YourCapital. Saira candidly shares what it took for her to survive as a young woman growing up in Pakistan and overcome the...
58 min
150
551: How to Build a Badass Brand and Increase Y...
When Pia Silva started her company -- WorstofAll Design -- with her then-boyfriend-now-husband, she says she didn't know what she was doing, especially when it came to pricing. But over time, she learned not only how to price their services, but...
45 min
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550: Be of Service to Your Vision; Not to Your Ego
Change happens, and we don't often get to decide when or how, but we do get to decide how will adapt, take care of ourselves, be in integrity with our work and grow as entrepreneurs and as human beings.    As I travel the world,...
35 min
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549: Confidence, Leadership and the Family Busi...
For years, Aikta Wahi did not think that she would ever be a part of her family's business, instead, she wanted a life and career of her own and worked, after college, in the field of marketing. Though her father is an inventor with several...
40 min
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548: How to Create a Life You Love!
In each and every moment we are co-creating our lives, even if we don't realize it. So when you're in the midst of a moment -- no matter how brief, when things are going right, don't let it pass without acknowledging it (or better yet, capturing it)....
8 min
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547: How Will You Challenge Yourself Today?
This breathy episode — recorded during a 6-mile hike up Rila Mountain in Sofia, Bulgaria, so you WILL hear me huffing and puffing — is meant to challenge you to push yourself just a bit more today. Go for it!   For interviews with inspiring...
2 min
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546: Millennial Business Coach Lena Elkins Tell...
Through coaching and mentoring, entrepreneur Lena Elkins and her team "help talented and driven millennial creatives translate their mission into multiple 6-figure and 7-figure businesses." On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast,...
49 min
156
545: How VAWAA Founder Geetika Agrawal Turned H...
When Geetika Agrawal knew she wanted to make a change in her life professionally and start her own business, she took a yearlong sabbatical and traveled with Remote Year -- a company that allows you to travel, live and work remotely...
41 min
157
544: How You Can Use Podcasts to Grow Your Busi...
Michelle Khouri is the Owner and Head of Content and Creative at her company, Creative Powerhouse, which -- as she describes -- "partners with creators to cultivate their vision from deeply-planted roots into a flourishing reality. Whether through...
63 min
158
543: Don't Let Them Make You Shrink. Make Them ...
On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast I share my experiences during my month-long stay in Sofia, Bulgaria, and how an incident of blatant sexual harassment by a man on the street made me more determined than ever NOT to shrink in...
16 min
159
542: How To Scale as a Solopreneur and Make Mor...
As a solopreneur, you may find it difficult to think of ways that you can scale your business -- or you may even think it's impossible. Strategist / project manager Lucy Cantley is passionate about helping other women entrepreneurs add scalable...
55 min
160
541: The Power of Resilience, Tenacity and Comm...
Today, Johnetta Paye, Esq. is a successful attorney and the President of the Tulsa Real Estate Fund. But a few years ago, Johnetta was a college graduate, who had dreams of becoming a lawyer; yet she had been rejected by 25 law schools. Twenty. Five....
41 min
161
540: How to Maintain the Culture of Your Busine...
Sometimes the most brilliant ideas come by way of simple innovations! On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, we chat with Sashee Chandran, Founder and CEO of Tea Drops -- a company that makes innovative, bagless, dissolvable teas...
51 min
162
539: Notes to Self - Lessons from Valencia, Spain
I just completed my first full month of travel with Remote Year and had an extraordinary experience living and working in Valencia, Spain. Most important, during a walk on the beach on our last night in the city, I was reminded of the power of taking...
2 min
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538: StartUp Health Academy Director Polina Han...
In the last six years, Polina Hanin has coached more than 250 entrepreneurs. Yep, you read that correctly -- more than 250 entrepreneurs! Polina is the Academy Director of StartUp Health, a company that is committed to building "a global army of...
54 min
164
537: Does Sales Feel "Icky" For You? Sales Expe...
Kendrick Shope is the creator of Sales School, a leading sales training for women entrepreneurs, and the Authentic Selling® process, which has created millions of dollars in revenue and new business for her clients. Kendrick also hosts her own...
50 min
165
536: How Mental Health and Golf All Play an Imp...
It took athlete, activist, adventurer and fitness expert Andia Winslow until just five years ago to really see herself as an entrepreneur. When she came to that realization, she never looked back, and she never lost sight of one important...
37 min
166
535: How Entrepreneurs on Fire's Kate Erickson ...
Kate Erickson, host of Kate's Take podcast, is also the chief implementor at the popular podcast and brand Entrepreneurs on Fire, and has helped grow the company into a multimillion dollar empire in just a few short years through...
41 min
167
534: How to Avoid Sexy Distractions - Part 4: B...
Being busy doesn't mean you're handling your business.   Let's talk about the difference.    For contacts, resources and more mentioned in this episode, visit supportissexy.com.    It’s Time To Get Over “I-Got-It”...
9 min
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533: How to Avoid Sexy Distractions - Part 3: L...
You know I'm allllll about support around here!    That said, I'm also allllll about giving responsibly. And if the reason you're giving support to someone is so that you can feel like the hero, the rock or whatever other term floats your...
4 min
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532: How to Avoid Sexy Distractions - Part 2: M...
Unless you're running a non-profit (which, God bless) you are in the business of making money with your business so you can have an incredible impact in the world. So when money comes your way, it may sometimes be difficult to turn it away --...
13 min
170
531: How to Avoid Sexy Distractions - Part 1: S...
As an entrepreneur and a creative, it is likely that you want to remain open to new opportunities. But beware of opportunities that are shiny, but not well-suited for you and your vision at this time.    For more inspiring interviews with...
8 min
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530: How to Avoid Sexy Distractions - A Series
Distractions. They sure can be sexy. Here's how to recognize them and avoid them.    For more inspiring interviews with women entrepreneurs, visit supportissexy.com.    It’s Time To Get Over “I-Got-It” Syndrome!   Stop...
8 min
172
529: How to Know If It's Your Product or Your M...
As a Message Clarity Coach, Adria DeCorte helps women coaches and heart-centered business owners uncover the marketing message that lights them up and communicates the value in their work so they can serve more people, scale their business, or start a...
52 min
173
528: Trade Show Boot Camp Founder Katie Hunt Sh...
Katie Hunt is the founder of Tradeshow Bootcamp, a business strategist, a mentor to creative entrepreneurs and host of Proof to Product podcast. Tradeshow Bootcamp provides knowledge, tools and mentors to its members to...
47 min
174
527: SILK + SONDER Cofounder Meha Agrawal on Ho...
SILK + SONDER co-founder Meha Agrawal is on a mission to relabel self-help to self-investment and repackage that experience to be more personalized, accessible, and actionable with her line of  planners (that are much more than...
48 min
175
526: The Business of Being a Doula with For You...
Four years ago, Naima Beckles and Michele Arrieta, joined forces and started, For Your Birth, a childbirth consultancy and doula agency that's making the journey to motherhood easier for so many, and that supports doulas on their own journey --...
58 min
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525: It All Starts with Your Intention
Whatever you're thinking or dreaming about creating in your business or your life right at this very moment, it all starts with intention. On this episode, I share how intention helped lead me to one of the greatest adventures of my life, and how it...
9 min
177
524: Insider Secrets to Success for Your Etsy B...
Kelly Parker Smith started Hello World Paper Co. in 2009 on Etsy by designing hand stamped cards while she was still a full-time, third-grade teacher. But in 2014, she was able to quit her job and run her rubber stamp and stationery...
44 min
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523: Legal Lessons for Bloggers and Online Entr...
Through her company Jade & Oak, Jackie Stoughton provides legal information and resources for small business owners and bloggers. A licensed attorney who was also a blogger for several years, many online businesses weren't really...
48 min
179
522: Confidence Coach Amy Smith Tells How to St...
Amy E. Smith is a certified confidence coach, masterful speaker, and personal empowerment expert. Founder of TheJoyJunkie.com, Amy uses her roles as coach, writer, podcaster, and speaker to move individuals to a place of radical personal empowerment...
51 min
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521: Media Coach Katrina Cravy Shares the Must ...
With more than 20 years of media experience, Emmy-award-winning broadcast journalist Katrina Cravy has now started her own company to help entrepreneurs attract the media and train executives to be their best on camera. Her book, On-Air –...
45 min
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520: It's Time to Streeeeetch (and Have Faith W...
As you continue to grow as an entrepreneur, there are going to be many, many moments where you're faced with the opportunity to really streeeetch and try something that takes you outside of your comfort zone. And if you don't choose to do it,...
8 min
182
519: Why You Need Support Even If You're the "S...
In today's REWIND, we hear a powerful reminder from Miss Jessie's co-founder and CEO Miko Branch, who was originally episode 223 of the Support is Sexy podcast in May 2017. Miko speaks openly about the suicide of her sister and co-founder,...
60 min
183
518: How to Bounce Back from Rock Bottom with G...
In today's REWIND, we hear from comedian and actress Kim Coles -- who was originally episode 295 of the Support is Sexy podcast in August 2017. In this episode, Kim speaks openly about going from television superstar to struggling,...
58 min
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517: Guard Your Energy
In today's REWIND, author and celebrity doula and birthing expert Latham Thomas -- also known as Glow Maven -- reminds all of us, who are pregnant with new ideas and new beginnings the importance of guarding our energy. Latham was originally featured...
93 min
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516: Are You REALLY Stuck?
In today's REWIND, author and serial entrepreneur Heather Havenwood shares a powerful message she received during a low point in her entrepreneurial journey where she felt stuck: You're not a tree; you can move. Sometimes, we're the only obstacle...
57 min
186
515: How to Stand By Your Values and Know Which...
In today's REWIND, actress-writer-producer-director-mommy-feminist Reagan Gomez not only talks about how survive in Hollywood without anyone else’s permission, but the importance of knowing your values and which opportunities should get you on the...
49 min
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514: How to Find Your Way as an Entrepreneur Wh...
In today's REWIND, Harlem's Fashion Row Founder Brandice Daniel openly shares what it's like during those nebulous early days of entrepreneurship, when you don't know which way to go and you find yourself -- as she did -- walking aimlessly through the...
55 min
188
513: How to Redefine Your Relationships in Love...
In today's REWIND, we learn how to go hard and go home with a powerful message about redefining love with author and relationships coach, Charreah K. Jackson -- who was originally episode 123 of the Support is Sexy podcast in...
59 min
189
512: How to Embrace Your Mess, Live a Big Life ...
In today's REWIND, we read between the lines with veteran magazine editor and The Big Life author Ann Shoket about how to embrace your mess, live a big life and be a badass babe. (Yep, it's possible!) Ann was originally episode 244 of...
50 min
190
511: Why You Win By Being Your True Self
In today's REWIND, we get a powerful message from our guest, blogger and NY Times bestselling author of I'm Judging You, Luvvie Ajayi -- who was originally episode 290 of the Support is Sexy podcast in August 2017. In this episode,...
45 min
191
510: How to Know the Important Distinction Betw...
In today's REWIND, we get a powerful message from our guest, brand strategist and professional speaker Michelle Villalobos -- who was originally episode 358 of the Support is Sexy podcast in November 2017. Michelle shares how the right...
56 min
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509: How to Follow Your Own Path Despite the Ex...
In today's REWIND, we get a powerful message from our guest, award-winning actress and media personality Alex Okoroji -- who was originally episode 321 of the Support is Sexy podcast in October 2017. Alex talks about the power of getting...
76 min
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508: How to Crush Your Limiting Beliefs
In today's REWIND, we get a powerful reminder from our guest, Former Miss Singapore Genecia Alluora -- Founder of Soul Rich Woman -- who was originally episode 233 of the Support is Sexy podcast in May of 2017. Learn how to crush your...
46 min
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507: How to Manifest a New Vision for Your Life...
In today's REWIND, we get a powerful reminder from our guest, Lucinda Cross-Otti -- President of Activate Worldwide -- who was originally episode 381 of the Support is Sexy podcast in January 2018: You can manifest a new vision for your life...
51 min
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506: When In Doubt, Learn to Live the Question
In today's REWIND, we get a powerful reminder from our guest, Patricia Moreno -- creator of Intensati Workout -- who was originally episode 26 of the Support is Sexy podcast: You must learn to live the question.    For more interviews with...
70 min
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505: Reflect As You Move Forward
As I prepare for my "big adventure" with Remote Year -- where I get the opportunity to travel with a group of entrepreneurs and professionals to 12 countries during the next 12 months and live in each of those countries for a month -- I am in a...
13 min
197
504: A Masterclass on Traditional Book Publishi...
"The Literary Lobbyist" Dawn Michelle Hardy has worked in the book publishing industry for more than 10 years as a book publicist with her own agency, Dream Relations PR, and as an agent with Serendipity Literary Agency. On this episode of Support is...
83 min
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503: Behind the Seams of the Fashion Industry ...
Nadiyah Spencer is the founder and CEO of Bradshaw Consulting Group, a global fashion consultancy that helps shepherd brands through the production process. Nadiyah started her career in fashion in the prestigious GAP Training Program, where she...
48 min
199
502: Top Tips on How to Give a Great Speech and...
"Me with words is like Beyonce' on a stage: Pure magic." So explains the expertise and passion of communications coach Amber Wright -- founder of Talk to Amber -- whose clients include well-known personalities, authors and corporations that...
46 min
200
501: Mozak Founder Jameelah Jordan Shares How t...
When Mozak founder Jameelah Jordan created her product -- which is a virtual assistant app built for busy real estate agents -- she had to go through several pivots before she landed on the sweet spot for her business. And this, is entrepreneurship....
40 min
201
500: It Was All A Dream: Celebrating 500 Episod...
We're celebrating TWO milestones today: Episode 500 of the Support is Sexy podcast and our two-year anniversary of the show as of July 4, 2018! In the beginning, it was all a dream. Since then? What a gift, what a blessing!  ...
23 min
202
499: Intuitive Coach Carolin Hauser-Carson Tell...
How important is your vibe? Carolin Hauser-Carson, CEO of There Is Enough To Go Around, Inc., says your vibration rules everything. Carolin is a German trained naturopathic doctor, humanistic psychotherapist, and Family...
50 min
203
498: Prepping Business for Corporate Partnershi...
In a candid interview with Dorethia Kelly, the money coach and #MoneyChat Founder/CEO opens up about becoming a single mom at age 15, constantly feeling broke and hustling to make ends meet, and the finally discovering the books, resources and...
57 min
204
497: How Single and the City Founder Stephanie ...
When Stephanie Johnson decided to start her business, Single and the City -- which hosts intimate and enriching events for single individuals in cities around the country -- she knew that she didn't want this to be some ordinary matchmaking service or...
29 min
205
496: Career Coach Susan Peppercorn on How to Di...
On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, career coach Susan Peppercorn -- founder of Positive Workplace Partners and author of  the new book, Ditch Your Inner Critic at Work -- shares crucial questions we need to ask...
45 min
206
495: You Ain't Too Old! (Considerations)
Stop telling yourself that you're too old (or too young) to give your dream a full try! On this episode, I share three of the reasons I find that we tell ourselves these lies, and what we're really saying.   FOR MORE INSPIRATIONAL...
10 min
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494: Moving Beyond Failure and Getting Over Fea...
Melissa Lorenzo-Herve is the founder, CEO and Creative Director of the women's fashion line Pirouette, which features beautiful dresses that help women go from day to night with ease. For Melissa, day to night looks like working in her full-time...
38 min
208
493: How Online Marketer Destinee Berman Helps ...
Destinee Berman has more than a decade of experience working in marketing for companies such as Twitter, P&G and Microsoft, but when she made the shift to entrepreneurship -- and decided to help spiritual teachers learn how to take their...
42 min
209
492: How to Surprise and Delight Customers and ...
Charlotte Pearce is founder and CEO of the innovative company,  InkPact, which blends the personal touch of handwritten notes with technology that allows you to reach out and delight customers, clients and contacts at scale. InkPacts's goal is to...
49 min
210
491: How Listening to Your Customer Can Help Yo...
  Sabena Suri grew up in Silicon Valley surrounded by technology companies, but she never thought she'd work in the tech space. Instead she was drawn to writing. Her path in college at USC led her to study journalism, then PR, then work in...
46 min
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490: Do Not Let Fear Force You to Forget Your G...
Fear will have you forget your greatness. Don't allow it. Surround yourself with people who remind you of the light that exists inside of you -- and who push you to shine bright, always.   Shine bright, always.   FOR MORE FROM SUPPORT IS...
5 min
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489: How to Nurture the Entrepreneurial Spirit ...
When Toria was laid off from her "good job" from GE, she was devastated and depressed. After searching to find another job, her husband suggested she become an entrepreneur. Though she entered into it reluctantly, she felt it was the best...
51 min
213
488: What Women Entrepreneurs Need to Understan...
Mansi Singhal grew up in India and came to the United States for higher education. She studied computer science at the University of Pennsylvania and learned how to apply what she learned to the financial markets. But unlike her...
48 min
214
487: How to Negotiate from a Space of Power and...
EBONY GOLDEN, founder and CEO of  Betty's Daughter Arts Collaborative, LLC, remembers the breakthrough moment for her business, when she aligned with a major arts and culture organization and the position it put her in to be...
63 min
215
486: How to Know Your Worth, Charge Based on Va...
From babysitting to hair braiding -- Seattle native Benir Pierre always loved the idea of making her own money. Although quiet as a little girl, Benir began to fully show up when she went away to college at Howard. Today, as an Intuitive Coach,...
55 min
216
485: Everything Happens for a Reason
Everything happens for a reason. In the thick of it, this may be hard to see. Here's how to reflect, connect the dots and move forward with new intention.   It’s Time To Get Over “I-Got-It” Syndrome! CLICK HERE To Join The Support Is Sexy...
9 min
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484: How to Find Your Voice, Walk in Your Purpo...
Tola Okogwu, publisher and author of the children’s book series, Daddy Do My Hair hails from Nigeria and Southeast London, and grew up thinking she was supposed to get a “traditional job” — doctor, lawyer, etc. After university,...
54 min
218
483: Attorney Art Steele on How to Make Legal E...
Attorney Art Steele has been practicing law for more than eight years.  She spent the first five years of her legal career as a tax lawyer helping multi-millionaire companies, and later worked as a Global Tax Counsel at...
61 min
219
482: Want to Go After Those Million Dollar Cont...
For DC Media Connection President and CEO Angel Livas, collaboration simply makes sense, especially when it comes to women-owned businesses who want to go after those six-figure and multi-million dollar government contracts. The Woman Behind the...
48 min
220
481: How to Make Authentic Connections with Inf...
"Influencer" is a word many of us hear thrown around frequently these days -- especially as individuals become more popular on social media and have perceived sway over their "followers." But marketing specialist Cloris Kylie has news for you: There's...
41 min
221
480: It's Always Toughest Just Before You Cross...
Know that whatever challenges you may be experiencing, whatever it is that's making you want to quit right now, it is probably appearing in your business or in your life because you're close to the finish line. Don't give up! Dig deep! Keep going! Get...
6 min
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479: How to Bounce Back and Change Your Story w...
Let's face it, in business, as in life, there will be times when we simply have to take the "L." Some may view it as a loss, but why not reframe it and view it as a LESSON. This is what social entrepreneur Rachel Osinaike does, and her...
40 min
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478: Get Over "I Got This" and Learn to Say "I ...
After hearing news of the passing of fashion designer Kate Spade, I had to record this episode to make sure you know one thing: You are not alone. Never forget that. You are not alone. There are MANY ways that you can get support, so do not give up....
15 min
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477: Everything You Never Knew about Self-Publi...
While on bed rest 15 years ago, Tressa Azarel Smallwood -- who at the time was a teacher -- established Life-Changing Books, her own publishing company that has gone on to release more than 100 titles and become one of the most respected independent...
50 min
225
476: How Shoptiques.com Founder Olga Vidisheva ...
Born in Kyrgyzstan and raised in Russia, Olga Vidisheva moved to the United States at 17 for college. After graduating from Wellesley College in 2007, she started her career at Goldman Sachs & Co. in New York and spent a significant amount of time...
45 min
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475: Daily Challenge #5: Give Yourself a Break ...
This week, I'm going to propose a daily challenge for you each day with the intention of nudging you outside of your comfort zone and a little closer to your breakthrough. We're often looking for one thing that will create our "big break," but I've...
7 min
227
474: Daily Challenge #4: Love Up On Yourself To...
This week, I'm going to propose a daily challenge for you each day with the intention of nudging you outside of your comfort zone and a little closer to your breakthrough. We're often looking for one thing that will create our "big break," but I've...
4 min
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473: Daily Challenge #3: Do Something That Scar...
This week, I'm going to propose a daily challenge for you each day with the intention of nudging you outside of your comfort zone and a little closer to your breakthrough. We're often looking for one thing that will create our "big break," but I've...
4 min
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472: Daily Challenge #2: Support a Woman Entrep...
This week, I'm going to propose a daily challenge for you each day with the intention of nudging you outside of your comfort zone and a little closer to your breakthrough. We're often looking for one thing that will create our "big break," but I've...
10 min
230
471: Daily Challenge #1: Let Go of the Things T...
This week, I'm going to propose a daily challenge for you each day with the intention of nudging you outside of your comfort zone and a little closer to your breakthrough. We're often looking for one thing that will create our "big break," but I've...
10 min
231
470: What Is Your Archetype as an Entrepreneur?
On this episode, I challenge you to reflect on a question posed to us by Mary Shores, author of Conscious Communications, who was featured on episode 466 of the Support is Sexy podcast: What is your archetype? And what qualities that...
5 min
232
469: Learn Why Your Hustle and Grind Could Be M...
After starting her career in marketing working for companies such as Cartier, Vera Wang, Dolce & Gabbana in her 20s, Amina AlTai co-founded a marketing agency to support emerging brands. After more than seven years working on brands such...
39 min
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468: Financial Wealth Being Founder Jennifer Fa...
Jennifer Faherty is a certified financial planner and coach. She earned her B.A. from Dartmouth College, M.A. from Columbia University and is completing a certification in Applied Behavioral Finance. After nearly a decade working for traditional...
48 min
234
467: The Real Reason Your Business Will Never R...
In 2011, Monica McCoy noticed the amount of individuals struggling to find their passion and purpose. Sparking her to action, she founded MonicaMotivates, providing speaking, global coaching and consulting services to professionals, executives,...
56 min
235
466: Conscious Communications' Author Mary Shor...
In 1999 founded Midstate Collection Solutions at age 24 and became the youngest person in the world to own a collection agency at the time. Today, the CEO is the author of Conscious Communications: A Step-by-Step Guide to...
49 min
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465: You Are Worthy of the Life You Envision!
When it comes to your vision, better believe it! YOU are worthy!   For conversations with inspiring conversations with women entrepreneurs from around the world, visit supportissexypodcast.com!   It’s Time To Get Over “I-Got-It”...
6 min
237
464: Top Tips for Leveraging LinkedIn and Landi...
Sarah Bay who is the co-founder of Bliss prospecting and Sarah talks to us about what prospecting means, why it’s important to your business. Her company which she co-founded with her husband focuses on small businesses. So, she really gives...
44 min
238
463: Fitlosophy Founder Angela Mader on Startin...
Fitlosophy's founder, Angela Mader, shares how she created the company's flagship product, Fitbook™, and subsequent line of products and programs, to promote embracing a healthy lifestyle. She gives great insights building your brand and how being...
50 min
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462: Fall Back: Therapist Kongit Farrell Tells ...
Kongit is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA – 97773) and her therapeutic approach is eclectic, but firmly rooted in CBT, Narrative and Solution-Focused methodologies. She is an EMDR therapist and is completing advanced course work in Sex...
55 min
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461: S.P.A.R.K Founder and CEO Rachel Rosen on ...
Rachel has spent several years of learning, coaching, and facilitating experiences on leadership development, organizational development, and racial equity. She believes all leaders have the capacity to catalyze and sustain positive change. She...
54 min
241
460: How to be an Unapologetically Ambitious Woman
On this episode of Support is Sexy, I share instances of "ambition shaming" that women often come against as entrepreneurs, as career women, as moms, and simply as women who refuse to shrink in order to make everyone else in the room feel...
8 min
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459: Communications Expert Ellie Hearne Gives t...
Ellie Hearne started Pencil or Ink after spending 10+ years helping people communicate. As a coach, content expert, and facilitator, she has seen firsthand the impact good communication has on businesses, individuals, and teams. Listen as we...
51 min
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458: Doula Anjelica Malone on Being a Healthy M...
Anjelica Malone is a doula and a perinatal wellness expert and she shares ways that we can make sure that we have our own voice that we're standing up for ourselves during pregnancy and certainly after pregnancy. This episode is for you if you want to...
40 min
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457: Coach Erin Summ Gives Tips on How To Overc...
Erin Summ is a Confidence Coach and she shares with us how confidence can be learned. This episode is for you if you're having struggles with getting out there and being a confident entrepreneur. You'll find new ways to gain confidence and learn how...
42 min
245
456: Remote Year VP Trish Kennelly Shares the B...
You don't have to choose between work and travel. You can do both! Trish Kennelly, VP of Experience for Remote Year, a business where they arrange all travel, accommodations, and co-working spaces, so you can stay productive while working...
52 min
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455: Build Your Tribe
A weekend spent with my girls, who have been my dearest friends for more than 20 years, served as a valuable reminder to me about the importance of tribe -- those people who are in your life and a part of your team personally and professionally. In...
6 min
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454: A Lap is a Lap: Let Go of the How
A lap is a lap. That's what I learned in my final adult swimming lesson when a mental block kept me from completing the front stroke from one end of the pool from the other. I was caught up on what it had to look like, and how I was going to...
8 min
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453: ‘Girl, Wash Your Face’ Author Rachel Holli...
Rachel Hollis speaks to women about how to get over these fears of who we think we are supposed to be as opposed to being who we're meant to be. IN THIS EPISODE: Overcoming fears that are holding us back from becoming the person we were meant to...
54 min
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452: Is Complaining Sabotaging Your Life? Ciann...
Cianna Stewart started the no complaining project from her own desire to stop complaining. Cianna Stewart realized just how much she was complaining and just how much it was affecting her so she created a movement called the no complaint project In...
52 min
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451: Mother of Five Christina Garrett on Runnin...
Christina Garrett is the founder of running a momathon which is all about bringing together a community of moms and supporting them.   In this episode: How to manage your household and make it all work for you The importance of having a vision...
46 min
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450: Swimming Lessons - How Do You Show Up?
This week, I share an important lesson I learned during my adult swimming class about the importance of showing up consistently, being open, deciding what matters and learning how to breathe!   For inspiring conversations with women entrepreneurs...
7 min
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449: Innovation Thursdays with NY Times Bestsel...
There are just a handful of women whom I consider my modern-day writer sheroes. NY Times bestselling author and entrepreneur Denene Millner is one of them. If you're in Atlanta on Thursday, April 26th, 2018, come out to the headquarters of Digital...
5 min
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448: Adrienne Nicole Shares Why You MUST Regist...
Adrienne Nicole Productions is a full-service video production company that provides engaging videography and photography content for clients looking to increase their visibility. They shoot, edit, produce, direct, create motion graphics,...
51 min
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447: How Biz of Baking Founder Michelle Green H...
Entrepreneur, chef and business coach Michelle Green fell in love with baking when she was just 16 years old. After attending culinary school, building a successful cake business and then selling her business, Michelle became committed to sharing her...
58 min
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446: How to Bankroll Your Brilliance and Create...
South Central Los Angeles native Nicole Roberts Jones didn't set out to be an entrepreneur. Her glamorous job as a television executive in Hollywood, who attended all the hot parties with friends and walked the red carpets of big events, was...
47 min
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445: Building Your Team (Part 5): How to Let Go...
As we wrap our weeklong series on "Building Your Team," we close with chatting about a part of the process that may be them most difficult for some of us -- especially if we were a solopreneur who was, pretty much, running the business and doing...
6 min
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444: Building Your Team (Part 4): How to On-Boa...
We're continuing our series on "Building Your Team." Now that you've chosen your ideal teammates, let's talk about on-boarding -- the process, the documents and the tools that may be helpful in setting you and your team up for success!   For...
14 min
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443: Building Your Team (Part 3): How to Find Y...
As we continue our series on "Building Your Team," we chat about questions to ask yourself when thinking about finding your ideal candidate to bring on-board in your business. Not perfect, but, yes, ideal.   For inspiring interviews with women...
16 min
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442: Building Your Team (Part 2): Where Do You ...
On this episode, we continue our series on Building Your Team and get real about areas in your business where you need support the most. What are the tasks that you're holding on to that you really don't need to do? Where are you saying "yes" when you...
15 min
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441: Building Your Team (Part 1): Reverse Engin...
Your business is growing and you're at the point where you want to build your team. But where do you start? In this episode I share some of the questions I used to reverse engineer my vision for my company and how that helped me start to build a team...
13 min
261
440: Stand in Your Light
It's time to stop playing small and hiding in the shadows in your business, your career, your relationship, your personal life. Stand in your light.   For more from the Support is Sexy podcast, visit supportissexypodcast.com.   It’s Time...
12 min
262
439: The Truth about Writer's Block and What's ...
On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, creativity coach and mentor Kristin Iris challenges all of the excuses many of us, as writers, lean on when we're having resistance with being our most creative selves. Kristin -- a writer...
65 min
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438: Teaching Your Kids Work Ethic, Grit, Empat...
Emily Gaudreau grew up in the mountains of Colorado in a family of entrepreneurs who did everything from selling frozen steaks to owning a lingerie store. She never thought about having a “regular job” or an average life, and when she graduated...
65 min
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437: How Travel Lover Nicole Brewer Made Globet...
Nicole Brewer, aka "Nikki Hustle" as she was lovingly called by her friends for her ambitious spirit and determination, was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan -- a long way from where she resides today in the Arab country of Oman. Growing...
46 min
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436: Eliminate the Small Hurdles
Sometimes it's the smallest hurdles that stand in the way of us moving forward with what's best for us, what we want to experience, what we dream of. But you can do it, with support. Here's the lesson I learned about eliminating small hurdles this...
12 min
266
435: Dr. Renee Matthews on the Embracing the Po...
After being inspired when she was younger by a television segment on the Today show, Dr. Renee Matthews knew exactly why she wanted to obtain her medical degree as an OB/Gyn. To be on television, of course! Today, Dr. Renee, as she is...
52 min
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434: Sit Back! How to Let Your Team Rise to the...
On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, I share how a childhood memory of long road trips from New York to my parents' home in Alabama reminded me of something I need to learn today as an entrepreneur who's growing her business and expanding...
10 min
268
433: How Styled Stock Society Founder Elle Drou...
Elle Drouin grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of immigrant parents from the Philippines, who emphasized the importance of getting a good education and a secure job. Elle followed suit and says she went the "safe" route...
56 min
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432: How Successful Women Can Date Differently ...
Are you ready to leave those toxic relationships behind and learn how to date differently? Jenn Burton, a native of Houston, Texas, who is candid about her own struggles with overcoming toxic relationships in dating and within her own...
52 min
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431: Shea Yeleen Founder Rahama Wright On Makin...
Rahama Wright was on the career path to work in government. That was her vision when she joined the Peace Corp and went to serve communities in Mali, West Africa; however, when she witnessed the women in those communities, how they struggled with...
58 min
271
430: What's Standing Between You and Your Ideal...
Here's a hint: It's YOU. And in this episode of Support is Sexy, we discuss five ways to get out of your own way and finds clients who are a perfect fit for you and for your business.   WANT TO LEARN HOW TO USE PODCAST “GUESTING” TO GROW...
20 min
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429: 10 Time-Saving Tools for Your Entrepreneur...
Whether you're a solopreneur or leading a full team, on this episode I offer you 10 time-saving tools that you can use to set up, manage and grow your business. Some you've heard of, I'm sure, some may be new, and others may include new ways you never...
32 min
273
428: Not The Typical Mom Creator Stefani Reinol...
When is the last time you led with your heart? For Stefani Reinold -- entrepreneur, board-certified psychiatrist and author of the new book, Let Your Heart Out, there is no other way. After experiencing postpartum depression, Stefani sought mommy...
70 min
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427: Learning to Create (And Sell) Your Own Art...
Actress, dancer and comedienne Mo Brown is done asking for permission. After having worked in the creative arts space for many years and performing with companies, such as Alvin Ailey, she decided that waiting for someone to "choose" her and say she's...
35 min
275
426: Innovation Thursdays: Come Through!
Tonight, Thursday, March 15th, join me for an evening of style and conversation in Atlanta as we celebrate the release of legendary fashion editor Constance White's book, "How to Slay" at Digital Undivided's Innovation Thursdays! We will mix, mingle...
1 min
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425: 'To Rome for Love' Star Diann Valentine on...
Even as a young girl growing up in Oakland, California, celebrity weddings and events designer Diann Valentine has always had vision -- one that allowed her to look at a space or opportunity and not just see what is there, but to see the...
59 min
277
424: Show Yourself a Little Bit of Grace
Yes, you have goals, you are ambitious, you push yourself, but when is the last time you showed yourself a little bit of grace?   Consider this episode a reminder to do that that, in business and in your personal life.   DOWNLOAD MY FREE...
10 min
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423: Celebrate YOU on International Women's Day!
Happy International Women's Day! Today you'll see women celebrated everywhere -- in magazines, on web sites, on television, on social media, which is awesome. But I want to remind you today to celebrate YOURSELF! Whatever the accomplishment, say, "I...
4 min
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422: Writing Your Book and Growing Your Busines...
Amy Leigh Mercree has always known that she wanted to be an entrepreneur, and for more than a decade she has built her wellness business and helps her clients embrace the "underrated art of self-love and self-acceptance to create happier, healthier...
35 min
280
421: Failure Got You Here!
Don't beat yourself up for past failures, and don't have fears of future ones. If you've failed in the past and you're still going, you're a survivor! And failure got you here!   DOWNLOAD MY FREE GUIDE ON HOW TO BE AN UNFORGETTABLE PODCAST GUEST!...
5 min
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420: Transitions: Growing from Solopreneur to S...
I'm still learning. And growing. And getting to know myself as an entrepreneur who wants to expand beyond solopreneur struggling to do it all alone to small business owner who has -- say it with me -- support!   On this episode I share some of...
32 min
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419: Voiceover Artist Joan Baker Tells How to B...
For years, actor and voiceover artist Joan Baker resisted the calling to become an entrepreneur. It wasn't until she met her future husband and business partner, Rudy Gaskins, in 1994 that she began to think differently. Together, the duo later...
56 min
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418: Have Someone In Your Corner Who Is Not Afr...
Yes, support is sexy. But nothing may be sexier than having someone in your corner who is not afraid to snatch your edges and tell you: "I can not support that," when they see or learn of you doing something that doesn't serve your highest good. These...
9 min
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417: 'So Money' Podcast Host Farnoosh Torabi on...
In 2009, after being laid off, Farnoosh Torabi became an entrepreneur out of necessity, and it was the best thing that happened to her. She had been thinking about taking the leap for years, but succumbed to the golden handcuffs -- all the pretty...
59 min
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416: My Birthday Wish for You
Today, February 20th, is my birthday. And this is my birthday wish for YOU.    DON’T MISS AN EPISODE OF SUPPORT IS SEXY! Click here to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Click here to subscribe to Support is Sexy on Stitcher. Click here...
1 min
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415: Brand Strategist Des Dobreva on Building a...
Desislava (Des) Dobreva grew up in Bulgaria, where she wasn't exposed much to women in entrepreneurial and leadership roles. But as a woman who, herself, was always ambitious, even as a child, she was immediately drawn to the concept when she read...
37 min
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414: Money Moves (Part 5): Sharing Your Message
Let’s talk about the way you let people know that your buckets of revenue exist! You have to share your message. Tell people what you’re up to and how they fit in. The thing is, don’t wait until everything is perfect before you start sharing....
25 min
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413: Money Moves (Part 4) Building Your Team
How do you know when it's time to build your team? And what should that team look like? Where do you find them and how do you know how they can help you???   First: Don't panic! You know around here we believe thinking about support is...
14 min
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412: Money Moves (Part 3): Creating Buckets of ...
On part three of our Money Moves series, let's talk about how you can set up "buckets" of revenue for your business -- which are opportunities you create for people to pay you for your services or products and the way you make it easy for them to...
28 min
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411: Money Moves (Part 2): Identifying Your Zon...
In part 2 of our series on "Money Moves" for your business, we talk about smart ways to test your ideas, to tinker, to dabble and to experiment, and how you can identify your zone of genius.     Are you ready to create your VISION BOARD...
22 min
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410: Money Moves (Part 1): Creating and Activat...
What do you really want?   No, really, REALLY want?   It's a simple-yet-weighted question that trips a lot of us up for different reasons and completely paralyzes others of us from moving forward with that dream or that business idea? On...
20 min
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409: Money Moves: 5 Key Areas to Help You Make ...
Let's talk about it! How do you make money in your business? You can have all the tips in the world about how to set up your own business and market it, but how do you Make. Money?    In this weeklong series, we talk about five areas of your...
7 min
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408: I'm An Entrepreneur, and I'm Sensitive abo...
Trust me, I get it: You're an entrepreneur, and you're sensitive about your shit! You have to be protective of your baby -- your business. This doesn't mean that you hold it precious and refuse to take feedback or even criticism. But it does mean that...
9 min
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407: How Lume Deodorant Inventor Shannon Klingm...
Inventor Shannon Klingman is on a mission to change the narrative on feminine hygiene and bust the myth that the vagina is to blame! As a practicing Ob/Gyn, she had patients who often complained about odor and, most often, they were misdiagnosed with...
45 min
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406: Your Road to Success Does Not Have to Be P...
Kwayera Archer's love affair with entrepreneurship began when she witnessed her mother, a hematologist, using her free time to host fashion shows featuring celebrity designers and performers to raise money for children with sickle cell...
66 min
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405: 'How to Be an Entrepreneur 101' Author All...
Allyson Scrutchens knows what it means to beat the odds. The Southside of Chicago native was born to a mother who was, at the time, addicted to crack cocaine, yet Allyson didn't have any symptoms or medical issues at birth. She and her mother,...
66 min
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404: Stop Resisting and Let It Flow
For the past year, since I first relocated from Brooklyn, New York, to Stone Mountain, Georgia, I have been resistant to the change. Whenever someone asked me how I liked it here, I'd smile and say "It's not New York." Even with that, if you had told...
8 min
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403: It's Time to (Vision Board) Party!
What are you dreams? What are your goals? What does it look like when you get there? What are you holding onto that may be keeping you weighed down and stopping you from making those dreams a reality?   In other words: WHAT'S YOUR VISION?  ...
11 min
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402: The Power of Second Chances, Forgiveness a...
Cheryl Polote-Williamson grew up in Savannah, Georgia, with an entrepreneur father, who had construction business. Unlike her siblings, Cheryl didn't want to be part of the business when she got older. She wanted to leave Savannah, and at 15, she...
66 min
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401: It's Complicated (But It Doesn't Have to B...
We often hear the best way to think about starting a business is to consider your potential customer's pain point and solve that problem. Milana Lechinsky started her business purely out of her own desire to stay at home with her young children --...
68 min
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400: All 4 You! Celebrating Episode 400 with Gr...
It just would not be the same without you!   I begin every episode of the Support is Sexy podcast this way, and I truly mean it when I say it: This podcast would not be the same without you, this incredible experience would not be the same...
5 min
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399: How to Recognize (and Not Dismiss) Vehicle...
On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, I speak about vision, and the tendency for many of us to dismiss opportunities that come along that could be there to take us closer to our vision just because they don't look what we thought,...
13 min
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398: theNewsWorthy Founder Erica Mandy on Conne...
When Erica Mandy's day job got in the way of her aspirations to discover what her entrepreneurial journey was going to be after being inspired by a blog on side hustles, she knew it was time to leave. That, and her growing frustration with chasing...
41 min
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397: How Chef Tokunbo Koiki, Creator of Tokunbo...
Tokunbo Koiki, creator of her own West African supper club Tokunbo's Kitchen, considers herself an accidental entrepreneur. In fact, the Londoner, whose family hails from Nigeria, actually didn't even like cooking until just a few...
87 min
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396: Learning to Swing at the Curve Balls in Bu...
Growing up in Queens, New York, Stephanie Rance always questioned why things were believed to be "this way" instead of "that way," and why she couldn't create something different. Later, throughout her career in the music industry and later in...
49 min
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395: Karen Hunter of The Karen Hunter Show on M...
Karen Hunter is no stranger to entrepreneurship. She watched her father work seven days a week -- even on holidays -- at the corner store he owned in Newark, New Jersey, showing her along how business was handled. Karen was hooked, and wanted to be a...
40 min
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394: Know Your Worth: Lessons from Shonda Rhime...
When's the last time you negotiated and asked for a salary or fee so big it terrified you? If never, then it's time for you to STRETCH!   On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, I share an important lesson that actress Ellen Pompeo, super...
7 min
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393: How to Find the Perfect Combination of Exp...
On episode 389 I shared how the creation and launch of GirlonPodcast.com -- my new booking service for women who want to be guests on podcast -- really felt like a moment when inspiration combined perfectly with my years of experience in media and...
16 min
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392: Ophira Edut of the AstroTwins: Using Astro...
Ophira Edut and her identical twin sister, Tali, have been partners in entrepreneurship from a very young age. Since they were seven years old, the two have had a calligraphy business at their elementary school and a paper route in their Detroit...
60 min
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391: Turning Your Mess Into Your Message -- And...
Trey Anthony, a proud Jamaican woman living in Canada, grew up surrounded by side hustles, witnessing her mother, grandmother and aunt doing everything from reading tea leaves to cutting hair. This helped Trey understand the importance of...
70 min
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390: DigitalUndivided CEO Kathryn Finney and Te...
Kathryn Finney, CEO of DigitalUndivided -- a social enterprise focused on women owning their work through entrepreneurship. (She's also the first repeat guest on the Support is Sexy podcast!)   On this episode of Support is Sexy,...
43 min
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389: The Perfect Combination: When Experience M...
Whether you're pivoting, reinventing, just starting or not sure at all which way you want to go when it comes to entrepreneurship, I think this episode -- which details the evolution of GirlonPodcast.com -- will be a motivator for you. On this...
27 min
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388: How Changing Her Money Story and Shifting ...
Jenn Scalia grew up in south New Jersey as an introverted overachiever, which made making connections difficult when she attended college at Temple University. Social media changed that, and Jenn personally took to the platforms of the time (think...
60 min
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387: The Power of Making Moves without Permissi...
Prior to getting laid off from her job as a creative executive, Kristina Jones used to think entrepreneurship was a dirty word. The moment that changed was when she realized she was finally free to focus her full attention on her new...
56 min
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386: Breaking Through the "Upper Limit" and Bei...
Nicole Holland has a big beautiful personality! But growing up in Maryland (and later in Canada) she was often urged to quiet down in order to please other people. Today, Nicole proudly turns up and shows up -- using her personality and her...
1 min
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385: Smart Home Workouts for Busy Women on the ...
Ariel Belgrave and her three siblings learned about entrepreneurship courtesy of 5-cent cans. Their parents encouraged them to collect the refundable cans, learn how to count how much they'd make from them, enroll others in the family into their...
75 min
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384: What Can I Learn from This Moment?
What can I learn from this moment?   During the tough times, this isn't always an easy question for us to ask ourselves, especially when we're in the thick of it. It's sometimes easier to spiral into those disempowering questions, such as "why...
5 min
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383: Millennial Mentor Pauleanna Reid on Colori...
Pauleanna Reid has been around entrepreneurship as long as she can remember thanks to her dad, who was an entrepreneur. But it was when the Ontario, Canada, native went to college that she really began to see the freedom...
37 min
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382: 'Entrepreneurial You' Author Dorie Clark S...
When Dorie Clark, marketing strategy consultant and author of the enlightening new book, Entrepreneurial You, was executive director of a non-profit, she realized, essentially, that she was running her own small business. This sparked the...
63 min
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381: How To Shift Your Mindset, Work Your Visio...
Lucinda Cross was a student at New York’s Iona College, when she was first exposed to entrepreneurship while witnessing students creating their own products and services to sell. Prior to that, she grew up in public housing in the Bronx, New York,...
53 min
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380: Happy (Re)New Year!
Happy (Re)New Year!   Rather than thinking about all of the things that we want to change or "fix" about ourselves, our lives and our businesses from 2017, let's choose to focus in 2018 on double down on all of the things that WORKED! Cheers to a...
15 min
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379: Reflections Internal
On this final Support is Sexy podcast episode of 2017, it's time to turn inward and reflect back, with gratitude.    For more interviews with inspiring women entrepreneurs from around the world, visit supportissexypodcast.com!   DON’T...
6 min
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378: Don't Think of It As a Failure, Think of I...
What if you reframed every failure -- whether past or the ones you're fearing in the future -- as experiments? How freeing would that be to not have worry about the failure and to be excited about finding out what works and what doesn't?  ...
14 min
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377: Say Word!
What is the word or phrase that is going to be your guiding post for 2018? I believe your "word" helps you set your intention for the year and helps keep you focused and on track as the year carries on. It helps you articulate what you're going to...
4 min
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376: Pause or Push Through?
There are moments when it's just not there, when you can't seem to get your mind around it, when the creative juices just aren't flowing, and when you don't feel like you're in flow. Pause. There are other times when you've come up against some...
9 min
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375: 12 Lessons of Sexy - Day 12: Believe in th...
I'm pimpin' possibility all through 2018! It's what I'm all about, and it's what I want YOU to be all about. No matter where you are in your journey, it's crucial for you to believe in the possibilities and to adopt a possibility mindset.   On...
10 min
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374: 12 Lessons of Sexy - Day 11: START!
Now is the time. You can not wait until you have it all figured out before you start. Today is the day to START!  One of my favorite quotes is from tennis legend Arthur Ashe who said: "Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can."...
13 min
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373: 12 Lessons of Sexy - Day 10: Time to Shift...
I always say that entrepreneurship will stretch you and let you know what you're made of...or not! And many of the successful women entrepreneurs whom I've interviewed on the Support is Sexy podcast say that entrepreneurship is one of the deepest...
7 min
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372: 12 Lessons of Sexy - Day 9: Who is the Wom...
Be. Do. Have. This is an important distinction that I first heard of in Momentum, the personal development workshop I attended in 2015 that was truly a game changer for me. So when you're thinking about your goals, your dreams, your aspirations, your...
12 min
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371: 12 Lessons of Sexy - Day 8: Try Something ...
And then what else? And then what else? How far are you willing to go to make your dreams a reality?   For interviews with inspiring women entrepreneurs around the world, visit supportissexypodcast.com.   DON’T MISS AN EPISODE OF SUPPORT...
10 min
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370: 12 Lessons of Sexy - Day 7: Be Coachable
Be coachable.   This is something that I have to remind myself of all the time. It's easy to get stuck in a rut in the way you've done something foreva and to be resistant to feedback even though it may help you move forward in an empowered way....
20 min
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369: 12 Lessons of Sexy - Day 6: Know Your Engi...
  On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, our lesson comes from an interview with brand strategist and professional speaker Michelle Villalobos (who was episode 358) who spoke about the important distinction between the engines and the...
14 min
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368: 12 Lessons of Sexy - Day 5: You're Not a T...
We come up with all kinds of excuses for why we can't make moves. But we're always stuck because things are "bad," right? Sometimes things are just too damn good!   On this episode I share a lesson I learned from Support is Sexy guest Heather...
10 min
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367: 12 Lessons of Sexy - Day 4: What Do You Do...
We're not talking about all those times you twerk in your kitchen when no one is watching (because, who doesn't?!!).    But what do you do when it comes to your commitment and consistency within your business when no one is watching? Do you...
12 min
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366: 12 Lessons of Sexy - Day 3: Trust the Timi...
"Comparison is the thief of joy," is a quote attributed to Theodore Roosevelt that you've probably heard before. Know why you've probably heard it? Because it's true.  What's also true, though, is that we're programmed to compare. The issue is,...
13 min
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365: 12 Lessons of Sexy - Day 2: Live the Question
Live the question.   This advice from Intensati creator Patricia Moreno on episode 26 of the Support is Sexy podcast, changed my life. As entrepreneurs, we always want to know the answers, right? We're solutions-driven,...
17 min
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364: 12 Lessons of Sexy: Day 1 - Say YES!
On the 12 days of Christmas, my podcast gave to me...   PLENTY of lessons for 2017!   For the next 12 episodes of the Support is Sexy podcast, I'm revisiting 2017 wth lessons learned from women featured on the podcast and that I've learned...
13 min
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363: How to Create Your Dignity Zone and Become...
Brooklyn, New York, native Esther Weinberg started her company, Mindlight Group, in 2000 after years being a communications executive at Disney, one of the largest entertainment companies in the world. Since then, Mindlight Group has worked with...
60 min
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362: 'What Da Fck' Author and Personal Developm...
Native New Yorker Timna Augustine grew up in a family of entrepreneurs, including her father, who was the first Black man to own used car lot in Tampa, Florida. She was also inspired by her grandmothers -- one from Costa Rica and one from...
48 min
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361: Why Self-Care and Saying YES Is Key to You...
Summer Felix fell in love with entrepreneurship as she grew up in California witnessing her dad's ability to be so present in her life because he was an entrepreneur at the time and not at a job that dictated how he spent his days. What she also...
62 min
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360: Building Your Business While Bettering You...
Entrepreneur Melissa Mitchner is a native New Yorker, who grew up in public housing in the South Bronx. Raised by her grandmother, who instilled a strong work ethic and sense of responsibility in her, Melissa got her first and only job, when she was...
50 min
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359: The Power of Letting Go, Being Selfish and...
In 2009, Shannon Amos decided to leave her corporate position as a television executive at Warner Brothers and start her own production company. Creatively, she felt the game had changed, so she pivoted and became an entrepreneur.   In 2014,...
45 min
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358: How to Tap Into Your Superstar Power and U...
Michelle Villalobos struggled to make money in her business for the first seven years, although she worked nonstop on building it. Eventually she  got to the point when she thought about giving up. The turning point? A mentor who completely...
59 min
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357: How to Get Paid What You Deserve and Negot...
When Claire Wasserman hosted her first work & money event in New York nearly four years ago to support a friend, who was struggling with salary negotiations, she quickly saw the need (and the possibility) of a business that addressed the wage...
57 min
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356: How to Embrace Your Inner Sexy Boss, Move ...
"Entrepreneurship is something that finds entrepreneurs, sort of like love, in a way," says Heather Havenwood, CEO of Havenwood Worldwide and author of the book, Sexy Boss: How Female Entrepreneurs are Beating the BIG Boys; While Changing the...
57 min
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355: What It Means to Be a Social Entrepreneur ...
Nedgine Paul has always been passionate about education, but she fell in love with entrepreneurship, when she realized her business could have a social justice component. Today, as a social entrepreneur, Nedgine's organization -- Anseye Pou...
40 min
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354: Just... Thank You!
Today, whenever you're listening to this, take a few moments to say THANK YOU to the people who bring love and life to your life. Nothing heals and shifts the perspective like gratitude.   That said, I can not thank you enough for being a part of...
4 min
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353: OWN TV Star Monique Greenwood of 'Checked ...
Entrepreneurship is in Monique Greenwood's blood. Her grandfather owned one of Washington, D.C.'s first successful black-owned businesses -- Greenwood Moving and Transfer company -- that was birthed as a result of his innovation...
58 min
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352: Violets are Blue Skincare Creator Cynthia ...
Cynthia Besteman's mother used to tell her that she seemed to always choose the hardest path; but Cynthia realized very early on that what she loved wasn't the hard way, but the way that pushed her to figure out the solution to...
57 min
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351: Hitting Rock Bottom and Learning to Overco...
LaKesha Williams's business is all about helping you follow your ministry -- whether that's for your church or for your own company. Her life's work, however -- having overcome much throughout her childhood including bullying, gun violence and years...
43 min
351
350: You're Closer Than You Think! Keep Going!
You've started off strong and now you've reached the halfway mark. You might even have the finish line in sight. Don't give up! You're closer than you think. Now is not the time to fall back; now is the time to lean in.    Let's go!  ...
5 min
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349: Serial Entrepreneur and Cerius Executives ...
New Jersey native Pam Wasley is a successful serial entrepreneur who says, as a young person, she often got bored easily. This helped Pam have an acute sense of knowing when it was time to move on to the next thing, and that translated to a sixth...
61 min
353
348: How to Own Your Day (Tips from My Miracle ...
Do you feel like you own your day? Or do you feel like the day always gets away from you? On this episode, I share some tips that I have incorporated into my mornings based on Hal Elrod's amazing book The Miracle Morning for...
17 min
354
347: 5 Smart Ways to Share Your Side Hustle Wit...
Now that you have your side hustle up and running, don't keep it a secret. Share it with the world! How? On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, I share five smart and simple ways that you can let people know what you're up to, share the new...
18 min
355
346: The First Step to Take After You Determine...
Most of us agree that deciding to start a business can be scary, but starting a side hustle can be just as jarring, if you feel like you don't know that first step to take. On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, I share the top thing you...
9 min
356
345: How to Determine What Your Side Hustle Cou...
Now that you've decided that you're interested in starting a side hustle, how do you decide what's the right fit for YOU? As you know, everything ain't for everybody, so in this episode, I share some tips for ways you can clear space for your best...
10 min
357
344: What Is A Side Hustle and What Does It Loo...
A side hustle is a venture that you start, or additional revenue that you generate, outside of your full-time job. But your side hustle can look a lot of different ways. On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, we talk about what a...
8 min
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343: How to Start Your Side Hustle: Part 1 - No...
Are you ready to start your side hustle? Do you have guilt about it because you have a full-time job and you think -- as some people may try to persuade you -- that you have to QUIT your job in order to be a "real" entrepreneur? Don't! In this...
7 min
359
342: Daydreams Do Come True (My Remote Year)
Traveling the world and living abroad has long been a dream of mine -- one that I wasn't sure would ever come true. I couldn't figure out "the how." But thanks to taking inspired action, having a little faith, trusting the vision and connecting with...
20 min
360
341: You Have to Decide What Matters To You and...
"You have to decide what matters to you and what doesn’t matter. If you decide that it matters, then it should matter a lot. If you decide that it doesn’t matter, then it shouldn’t matter at all."   This was a quote that I heard nearly 10...
14 min
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340: Don't Worry About How It's Going to Happen...
You have a dream, and you have a plan. Great! But what you don't want to add into the mix is worry -- worry about how you're going to "make it happen." Instead, focus on how you're going to show up for yourself!   On this episode we...
9 min
362
339: Creating Space for Caribbean Culture in Te...
Calibe Thompson has been in love with entrepreneurship since birth, inspired by her entrepreneurial father and creating her own business by selling candy while growing up on the island of Jamaica. As Calibe grew older, even while in...
67 min
363
yes338: Getting Over the "Starving Artist" Myth...
Amira Rahim considers herself an accidental entrepreneur. As a visual artist, she didn't think about selling her work at first, but shared it often on social media. All of that changed when she decided to "make the ask" for a sale, received...
68 min
364
337: Walk the Talk
My vision for myself is to be an inspiration who leads by example. And to do this, I had to learn to walk the talk. On this episode I share an important reminder of this from this week.     DON’T MISS AN EPISODE OF SUPPORT IS SEXY! Click...
4 min
365
336: Building A Community of Women Supporting W...
Michele Liberis-McNabb knows how to flow in and out of spaces comfortably, and she is confident that she can always make a connection with people. This confidence comes from having the unique experience of growing up surrounded by 25 other...
51 min
366
335: A Peek Behind the Franchise: Nothing Bundt...
For years, Charlie Shabazz was a Philly girl through and through, growing up in the city and attending Temple University. 12 years ago after a job offer prompted her to move to Atlanta, and it changed her life; but not in the...
52 min
367
334: Why Dr. Foye Ikyaator, Founder of Life Sav...
Dr. Foye Ikyaator always liked the idea of entrepreneurship, from selling Girl Scouts cookies to watching her mom sell products for Avon. But after studying medicine and becoming an emergency room doctor in Houston, Texas, she didn’t think...
53 min
368
333: How to Get Over Your Addiction to Busyness...
Life coach Suzy Carroll first fell in love with entrepreneurship when she began babysitting at 12 years old because of the sense of freedom it afforded her. But that first taste of freedom didn't necessarily...
53 min
369
332: Ego is the Enemy and Faith is Your Friend
Whether you're in a dark period or things are popping right now, there may be moments when your ego tries to slow you down, cause you to play it safe or tries to make you shrink from your greatness. Ego is the enemy.   In these moments, work your...
6 min
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331: Let's Talk About You: Unplugged
Don't keep going and going until you hit a brick wall and have to unplug. Make unplugging -- be that stepping away from your "screens" or creating quiet time whenever way that you can -- a part of your routine. Not only will you reduce your...
6 min
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330: All In Divine Timing: Keep Going, Keep Dre...
Eh. We all have those moments, those days or even those months when we feel like this, right? Eh. Things may not be in flow, things may be in transition, things may feel like they're completely upside down -- in your business or in your life. It...
24 min
372
329: Let's Talk about Money: What We Charge and...
Sometimes we get tense at just the thought of discussing money, much less actually discussing it. On this episode, we're going to talk about money, self-worth, what we're charging and why you should probably charge more!   DON’T MISS AN EPISODE...
33 min
373
328: What Does "No" Really Mean? And How Can Yo...
"No" is just a part of the process. We know this intellectually, but hearing the word when we're putting ourselves out on a limb, going for what we want, asking for support -- can still sting. But what does "no" really mean? Do we give it more power...
5 min
374
327: The Value of Self-Worth, Vision and Timing...
Syretta Bell was one of the only girls in her neighborhood, who mowed lawns and delivered newspapers to make money -- never limited by the idea of what girls were "supposed" to do. In fact, she believes her uniqueness made her get even...
48 min
375
326: How to Go from Consumer to Creator
We can consume FOREVER, right? Taking the courses, watching the videos, listening to the podcasts (thank you)! But at what point do you become a creator? Research is smart and necessary, but eventually, there are things that you can only learn in...
14 min
376
325: How to Show Up Powerfully and Align Your I...
New Jersey native Kailei Carr always knew that she was a multi-passionate with a wide range of interests -- with aspirations to be a doctor, a hairdresser and an oil painter when she was just five years old. By the time she reached...
62 min
377
324: How to Stand Up for Yourself
How often have you let something slide or told yourself that you're letting it go, only to have it eat at you for the next few days, weeks, or however long? If that's you, then it's time to do a check in. On this episode, I share a recent...
13 min
378
323: How PieShell CEO Cheryl Clements Serves Fo...
Cheryl Clements didn't think, at first, that she was an entrepreneur. She thought she was crazy! The ideas just wouldn't stop come to her. But entrepreneurship is in this Quebec, Canada, native's blood, with a mom and a grandmother, who both built...
59 min
379
322: You May Stumble; But Do Not Stop!
On this journey of entrepreneurship and creating something new and sexy in your business and life, you will stumble along the way. Some will be small missteps, and some will be spectacular failures. The thing is, you have to keep going. Acknowledge...
5 min
380
321: Why It Pays to Get Naked and Consistently ...
For Alex Okoriji, the first glimpse of entrepreneurship came by way of a visit to a fashion accessories store with her mom in Lagos, Nigeria, when she was just 11 years old. Shortly thereafter, her mom started her own store with Alex by her side,...
79 min
381
320: Don't Make It Happen; Do the Work
Too often we get caught up in this phrase, "Make it happen," when it comes to our businesses, and too often we beat ourselves up for not "making something happen" that was completely outside of our control. In this episode I encourage you to set aside...
13 min
382
319: How to Be Multi-Passionate and Meet Your C...
From the time she was seven, Princess Jenkins observed entrepreneurship up close and personal while working in her grandparents' corner store while the other kids were outside playing. The Bronx native, who now calls Harlem home, knew that one day...
43 min
383
318: MODABOX CEO Monica Phromsavanh on Tenacity...
From the very beginning of her life, Monica Phromsavanh has been inspired by the grit and determination of her parents, who escaped civil unrest in Laos to pursue a new life and the promise of opportunities in Argentina. Though those promises were not...
52 min
384
317: Don't Worry about the Repeat Performance (...
As we wrap our series this week on "Why Are You Hiding?" we address the fear many of us harbour about what comes after the success. Instead of living in the moment, or going after the goal with all of our might, we worry about the repeat...
17 min
385
316: How to Face the Fear of Success (Why Are Y...
Yes, it's possible: You can, indeed, have a fear of success. It's time for a check in to see if you're holding yourself back from grabbing hold of a goal that's well within reach because you're afraid of what will happen once you've crossed the finish...
18 min
386
315: How to Overcome the Fear of Failure (Why A...
Let's talk about the elephant in the room, the one we try to avoid; but we can't get around. Failure. Fear of failure is very real -- for all of us -- and is a reason many of us choose to hide and not play full out when it comes to our dreams. In this...
18 min
387
314: Are You Good Enough? (Why Are You Hiding -...
Am I good enough? I don't care how confident and savvy and successful you are, this is a question that creeps into the minds of the best of us. In this episode we talk about ways to counter this negative self talk, and go through an exercise that...
16 min
388
313: How to Get Over Imposter Syndrome (Why Are...
Imposter syndrome is something we hear more entrepreneurs speak about openly today as people have the courage to become more transparent about their insecurities. The theory of impostor syndrome was first identified by American psychologists Suzanne...
15 min
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312: Why Are You Hiding?
You're building this fantastic brand, launching products, creating content -- but are you "out there?" Or are you hiding? This is something that we're going to explore in the next few episodes, starting with this one: Why are you hiding?  ...
9 min
390
311: The (Unexpected) Secret Ingredients to Suc...
Arielle Loren first started working her "dream job" at a tech startup shortly after college. But she knew pretty quickly that she needed to make moves. A year later, she did, she moved to Brazil. This began Arielle's journey of...
44 min
391
310: How to Design a Workspace That Support You...
Growing up in Durham, North Carolina, the daughter of entrepreneurs and a mom who was a contractor -- Maggie Minor was inspired by witnessing her mom's tenacity and grit in a field dominated by men. At 8 years old, Maggie was...
50 min
392
309: Don't Beat Yourself Up
Give yourself a break.   Whether that means walking away from that project for a while, taking the night off for a little Netflix and chill, or whatever else you need to do in order to create some space for your peace of mind. And when you do so,...
5 min
393
308: Regina Gwynn, Co-Founder & CEO TresseNoire...
Regina Gwynn's first entrepreneurial venture was as a salesperson for Avon... when she was only 12 years old! Since then, although she did spend some time working in corporate America, the North Carolina native knew she'd be an...
46 min
394
307: How to Know When It's Time to Switch, Pivo...
Some people thought Ahyiana Angel was crazy for wanting to leave her high-profile position as a publicist at the NBA. But Ahyiana was unhappy in her job, which was starting to affect her life. When the Palo Alto, California, native decided...
73 min
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306: Persevering as an Entrepreneur When Everyt...
Donna Beasley has been a serial entrepreneur for the last 20 years. Then, it was a record label, today, the Chicago, IL, native is founder and CEO of Kazoom Kids Books, a digital publisher that creates interactive children's books that will be...
54 min
396
305: Don't Waste Your Time
Take stock of what you're spending your time doing in your life and your business, and then consider: Is this something that necessary? Is this something that makes me happy?   Time is precious. Don't waste your time.   DON’T MISS AN...
3 min
397
304: How to Embrace the Hard Times and Reimagin...
Sahar Simmons knew for a while, even while she continued to rise in her career as a sports marketer, that she wanted to do her own thing. But it took some time for the Brooklyn, New York native to take the leap and dare to get out of her comfort zone....
70 min
398
303: Support Yo'Self!
You know the saying: You teach people how to treat you. So, when is the last time you showed up for yourself? When is the last time that you've been the shining example of what it looks like to support you? Yes, you want to enroll people in your...
5 min
399
302: Latham Thomas , Doula, Author and Entrepre...
For Oakland, California, native Latham Thomas, entrepreneurship was never the easy choice, but it was the only choice. Even in college at Columbia University, she knew in her spirit that she didn't want to work at a traditional job.  ...
95 min
400
301: MeetEdgar Founder Laura Roeder Shares Soci...
Laura Roeder, CEO of MeetEdgar, began working for herself when she was 22, driven by the promise of freedom and control of her own time. Growing up in Austin, Texas, Laura saw examples of entrepreneurship in her parents, an...
51 min
401
300: Why Women Supporting Women Is More Importa...
We're celebrating YOU and episode 300 of the Support is Sexy podcast today! As I say on each and every episode, it just would not be the same without you -- truly. With this episode I am reminded of and recommitting to ensuring that every woman knows...
14 min
402
299: What Cardi B. Taught Me About Entrepreneur...
There are beautiful lessons to behold in the meteoric rise of hip hop artist / former reality TV star Cardi B., whose hit song "Bodak Yellow" is...EVERYWHERE! And those lessons are a reflection of how to rise in entrepreneurship. In fact, I've got...
24 min
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298: Celebrity Makeup Artist Mimi Johnson on Ma...
Celebrity makeup artist Mimi Johnson has always been determined to be more than a celebrity makeup artist. The serial entrepreneur from Kansas City, Missouri, is also the owner of The Glamatory, a full-service makeup boutique, and recently...
42 min
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297: How to Make the Sale and Avoid the Roadblo...
For Monaica Ledell, entrepreneurship was a birthright. She saw her parents, both entrepreneurs, go from extreme poverty to building a business that enabled them to care for their family and send each of their four daughters to college.   Today,...
50 min
405
296: How to Build A Luxury Haircare Brand with ...
Myriam Taylor started her first business when she was just 7-years-old, selling perfumes and oils to her parents and an auntie, who was one of her best clients. Her parents were activists and refugees who came to Portugal in the 1970s from...
44 min
406
295: Actor, Comedian Kim Coles Opens Up about D...
As gifted as she is, it still took a while for Kim Coles to realize that as an actor, comedian and author, she is an entrepreneur and her very own brand. In 2010, she finally began to embrace the power and agency that...
62 min
407
294: It's Time to Get Up Off Your BIG ASK!
It's time to get up off your big ASK! That's right, I said it!  How many times have you let your fear of failure, rejection, being judged or someone questioning your worth stop you from making the BIG ASK? How many times have you been honest with...
4 min
408
293: How to Confront Rejection, Create Your Own...
From the very beginning, Kala Maxym has gone in and out of different worlds. Early on, it was during her time growing up in Germany, where she was born and raised, as she traveled the world with her mother and father, who was a...
57 min
409
292: How to Launch Your Blog, Master Your Side ...
L'Oreal Thompson Payton, creator of the blog LTinthecity.com, grew up as a bookish girl in Belcamp, Maryland -- obsessed with writing, reading, interviewing her baby sister and dreaming of making a move to New York City some day to...
61 min
410
291: How Your Self-Worth Affects Your Pricing a...
Cyndie Spiegel grew up in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, and remembers the struggles her family experiences to make ends meet financially. But what the Brooklyn resident also remembers are the years that her mom was an entrepreneur as owner of a...
51 min
411
290: Author Luvvie Ajayi Opens Up About Her Jou...
From the time she was nine years old and her family immigrated to the United States from Nigeria, Luvvie Ajayi always knew there was something different about her. But as a child, she shielded those differences in order to fit in while growing up in...
46 min
412
289: Why Podcasting is the Best Way to Share Yo...
I learned so much from podcasting expert Christy Haussler that I just had to include her as part of the Support is Sexy Rewinds this week. Along with learning so much from her about the value of podcasting, Christy, who was originally episode 76,...
63 min
413
288: How to Unapologetically Choose Yourself
SharRon Jamison was a recent guest on the podcast, but her episode is one of the most popular when it comes to downloads. And I believe that's because of the many gems she drops throughout the show, and as a life and executive coach in her business....
73 min
414
287: Don't Be Afraid to Divide the Pie
On this episode of the Support is Sexy Rewind, "The Pie Life" author and media personality Samantha Ettus encourages us as women to be unafraid to divide the pie. (If you're an Erykah Badu fan, know that this doesn't mean what you think it means!)...
47 min
415
286: How to Take the Wheel of Your Business and...
Jen Groover is my serial entrepreneur idol. She is one of the women who gave me the nudge to let me know that I was really onto something with this whole "support is sexy" idea. Thank God for women who are generous to tell another woman: Go for it! On...
34 min
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285: How to Know When It's OK to Walk Away
So much to admire about the realness of Tricia Lee in today's Support is Sexy Rewind! After having a successful business -- Polish Nail Bar in Brooklyn for many years -- Tricia decided to close up shop and take a chance on a new life and a totally...
60 min
417
284: How to Be Brave and Remove the Golden Hand...
 Mitzi Miller is a longtime friend and media colleague whose career I have long respected and admired. But as you'll hear in today's Support is Sexy Rewind, Mitzi's true triumph and inspiration is in knowing when it was time to make a major shift...
63 min
418
283: Don't Be Crippled By Your Perceived Limita...
Another powerful episode full of rich nuggets of wisdom fittingly from Soul Rich Woman founder Genecia Alluora. Genecia cautions us not to be crippled by our perceived limitations and to channel that worry into something more positive. Too often,...
46 min
419
282: Don't Let the Ending Define the Story
Essence magazine Lifestyle and Relationships Editor Charreah Jackson -- who is also founder of Bossbride.com -- drops so many gems in this episode it was difficult to choose just one for today's Support is Sexy Rewind. But the one that had...
59 min
420
281: There's a Time for the Light and a Time fo...
On today's Support is Sexy Rewind, we revisit words of wisdom from media maven Kierna Mayo, Vice Presidents at Interactive One and Founder of CassiusLife.com. Kierna, one of my media idols, talks to us about the importance of realizing there's a time...
71 min
421
280: You Have to Learn to Live the Question
Today we revisit words of wisdom from fitness expert and Intensati founder Patricia Moreno on the importance of living the question. This was a life-changing nugget of wisdom with me, so I'm excited to present it to you in today's Support is Sexy...
70 min
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279: Why Not Today?
It's time to get real: Why NOT today? What's the real reason you're holding yourself back from moving forward with your dream? Can today be the day that you take the first step? I believe you can, and in this episode we talk about why you MUST!  ...
9 min
423
278: You Are An Expert of Your Own Experiences
Don't be held back by the magical day that you believe you'll become an "expert." You are an expert of your own experiences. How can you apply your experiences to your dream -- even if that dream is in a completely different field? You take your...
9 min
424
277: Confidence Comes AFTER the Accomplishment
Are you sitting around and waiting for everything to be "perfect" before you feel confident enough to put that dream in motion or give it a try? On this episode we talk about how perfection is confining and the confidence for...
8 min
425
276: Every Master Was Once A Novice
You're new at this. That's nothing to be ashamed of. Because EVERY master was once a novice. What made them a master is that they weren't afraid to not know or to not try. The first step in becoming a master IS to take the first step and begin. Here's...
6 min
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275: Embrace the Beauty of Experimentation
Are you afraid to try? No, seriously -- when you're honest with yourself, is the only thing that's holding you back your willingness to try and to not know EXACTLY what you're doing? If so, embrace the beauty of experimentation. There is learning in...
8 min
427
274: Create Your Unforgettable Brand Story: You...
As we wrap our five-part series on creating your unforgettable brand story, I'm so excited to share with you this FREE COURSE I created just for you on "How to Create Your Unforgettable Brand Story!" In it, I go into more depth about the tips and...
9 min
428
273: Create Your Unforgettable Brand Story: Sec...
In part four of our series on how to "Create Your Unforgettable Brand Story," I share the key ingredients of a great story, which is very much like a fantastic meal.  On this episode we discuss how the appetizer, the meal, the dessert...
12 min
429
272: Create Your Unforgettable Brand Story: Key...
As we continue our series this week on how to "Create Your Unforgettable Brand Story," we chat on this episode of the podcast about simple-yet-provocative questions you can ask yourself and consider as you shape your vision and craft your...
11 min
430
271: Create Your Unforgettable Brand Story: The...
As we continue our series this week on how to "Create Your Unforgettable Brand Story," we chat on this episode of the podcast about the different stages you may be in as part of your journey as an entrepreneur or career woman, and how having...
13 min
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270: Create Your Unforgettable Brand Story: Wha...
This week, we're going to do a special series on how to "Create Your Unforgettable Brand Story." On this episode, we chat about what a brand story actually is, and why you need one -- whether you're an entrepreneur or a career woman.   DON'T MISS...
7 min
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269: Be Who You're Meant to Be; Not Who You're ...
In this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, I outline four primary reasons too many of us get stuck being who we're "supposed" to be rather than who we're MEANT to be. My hope is that you either recognize these patterns in your own life and...
12 min
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268: The Power of Compartmentalizing as a Woman...
"What has entrepreneurship taught you about yourself as a woman?" It's one of the cornerstone questions that I ask each guest of the Support is Sexy podcast. The answers range from inspiring to surprising, but always intriguing. Lately, perhaps...
19 min
434
267: Astrologer Rebecca Gordon on Heeding the S...
Rebecca Gordon was 24 years old when she quit her day job and decided to become a full-time entrepreneur in the astrology space, but the New York native has always had an entrepreneur mindset and a love of astronomy. Still, it wasn't until a...
70 min
435
266: Never Forget: You Deserve Support!
It bears repeating: You. Deserve. Support. It's neither cute nor necessary for you to be the martyr, always play the hero, or live in struggle-dom alone while support is available for you in abundance and in many forms if you'd just invite it in. And...
14 min
436
265: Serial Entrepreneur Faven Ressom on How Le...
Faven Ressom's family is Eritrean, and at age seven, she came to Atlanta from Ethiopia. Though surrounded by family, Faven felt like she was on her own, like she never really belonged because of the struggle to balance her own culture with American...
49 min
437
264: Embrace Your MVP
How often do you get right to the edge of launching that new product, service or idea that you've been thinking about forever, but then you pull back because it's not perfect enough, big enough, ____ enough yet? How often do you want more, more more,...
12 min
438
263: Career Coach Juliet Hall on Owning Your Op...
When Juliet Hall decided that she was tired of people telling her what to do, that was it -- she knew it was time to become an entrepreneur. But the South Carolina native didn't just jump up and quit her job, she planned her transition thoughtfully...
62 min
439
262: Fireball Network Co-Founder Deena Baikowit...
Deena Baikowitz comes from a long line of women who were entrepreneurs, so the idea of owning her own business felt natural for her. But growing up, Deena felt insecure about her petite stature of just under five feet -- except when she was on...
72 min
440
261: Oui Shave Founder Karen Young on Persevera...
Karen Young was an adventurous trouble maker -- in a good way -- and clear from an early age that she'd be an entrepreneur, even if didn't know exactly what that was at the time. She always knew that she could be anything she wanted, and part of...
72 min
441
260: Meet the Universe Halfway
Your  journey, for sure, will include ups and downs, twists and turns, highs and lows, hallelujah moments and moments of heartbreak. This is life, and this is entrepreneurship. Your job -- your mission -- keep going. Stay on the path, remain...
9 min
442
259: Terra Winston: How to Get Over F.O.M.O. an...
Terra Winston realized very early on the importance of a great education thanks to the emphasis of her parents, who grew up in the segregated south, and who modeled persistence and tenacity for her. The New Jersey native followed suit and...
58 min
443
258: 7 Smart Ways to Get Busy Building Your Sup...
I've spoken quite a bit recently about being more intentional about my own self care, and encouraging you to be more intentional about yours. Of course, there's proper diet, regular exercise and healthy environments that all play into that,...
22 min
444
257: It's Our Anniversary!
Oh my, it's our anniversary! Hooray for you and me!!! Thank you SO MUCH for making this first year of the Support is Sexy podcast so extraordinary! More than 100,000 downloads, 257 episodes and counting, interviews with more than 150 incredible women...
13 min
445
256: How Dahcia Bastien Disrupted the Influence...
Dahcia Bastien became fascinated with the idea of becoming an entrepreneur during college at University at Albany, when her boyfriend-now-husband, Jacques Bastien -- who freelanced throughout school -- defined entrepreneurship as...
61 min
446
255: How to be a Cheerful Giver!
While we're busy building our businesses, creating lives we love and gathering experiences along the way, it is important to remember to give. How are you giving with intention? What are the ways that you are choosing to support someone who may...
7 min
447
254: 5 Seconds of Courage (What I Learned from ...
5-4-3-2-1... If, within just five seconds, you challenged yourself to do the thing you said you were going to do -- to keep a commitment, send that email, make that call, feed the kids, go to the gym -- think of how different (and productive!) life...
13 min
448
253: Essential Must-Dos for Every Entrepreneur ...
Pam Perry knew very early on that she was meant to be an entrepreneur -- partly because she liked figuring out more efficient ways of doing things and partly because she was fired from nearly every job she had as a teenager. Seventeen years later, Pam...
50 min
449
252: Social Media Expert Melanie Mackie Tells U...
Scareletta Media Founder and Social Stylist Melanie Mackie considers herself an accidental entrepreneur. The United Kingdom native began as a blogger in 2009 sharing tips about social media, long before many were turning to the internet for...
44 min
450
251: Don't Fake It Til You Make It, Work It Til...
We've all heard the phrase, "Fake It Til You Make It." On this episode of the podcast, I propose that, instead, you "Work It Til It's True!" You're not a fake; you're a woman with vision, with dreams, with ideas, and with a plan! So let's work it...
10 min
451
250: Life Strategist SharRon Jamison: How to He...
If there's one thing that entrepreneurship teaches you, whether you're ready for the lesson or not, it's how resourceful you are -- or not. This is one of the things that life strategist SharRon Jamison loves about entrepreneurship, and what...
76 min
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249: How to Know When It's Time To Take a Break!
I get it -- when you're building your business and creating something sexy it's go, go go, right? If it's going well, you don't want it to stop so you keep pushing; or, if it's not going so well, you feel like you can't stop so you keep pushing....
7 min
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248: Publicist Gilda Squire on How She Turned B...
When Gilda Squire's mom passed away when she was 15, it impacted the trajectory of her life. Instead of graduating high school and going directly to George Mason College -- which was her dream, she ended up working for the FBI in order to take care of...
94 min
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247: 3 Smart Ways to Handle Rejection
I don't care how gentle a rejection is, there's always some part of it that makes us say, "Ouch!" I went through this recently after receiving a rejection from an agent about my book proposal for the "Support is Sexy" book. (OUCH!) But, I learned...
12 min
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246: Help Me Help You!
Whether starting a business or you're already in the swing of things and looking for new ways to serve your customer, client or audience, the best way to find out what they need is to ASK! You know better than anyone what you feel would be...
29 min
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245: Control the Narrative: You are the Author ...
As women in today's world, we certainly are embracing our agency more and creating lives and businesses that we love; but there are still times when we have to be reminded that WE have control of our own narratives. At a time when our decisions, our...
5 min
457
244: 'The Big Life' Author Ann Shoket on Millen...
Since she was 14 years old, growing up in Littleton, Colorado, Ann Shoket always knew that she would be a woman of the world, one with great power. Though she's not sure exactly where that confidence came from at such a young age, the author and...
50 min
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243: Maria-Karmina Landicho on Breaking Into Jo...
Born in the Philippines, Maria-Karmina Landicho came to the U.S. at age three and was taught from early on by her father that everything was possible; but, as an immigrant, she often felt like an outsider. When she found her parents' typewriter...
53 min
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242 - Get Out Your Dream - Part 5 - Get Out There!
This week is for the dreamers who are ready to become DOERS. And in support of moving you through that sometimes frustrating process, I’m doing a series this week on the podcast called “Get Out Your Dreams.” Each day, we’ll focus on a part of...
7 min
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241: Get Out Your Dream - Part 4 - How to Execu...
This week is for the dreamers who are ready to become DOERS. And in support of moving you through that sometimes frustrating process, I’m doing a series this week on the podcast called “Get Out Your Dreams.” Each day, we’ll focus on a part of...
10 min
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240: Get Out Your Dream - Part 3 - What's the P...
This week is for the dreamers who are ready to become DOERS. And in support of moving you through that sometimes frustrating process, I’m doing a series this week on the podcast called “Get Out Your Dreams.” Each day, we’ll focus on a part of...
16 min
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239: Get Out Your Dream - Part 2 - How to Creat...
This week is for the dreamers who are ready to become DOERS. And in support of moving you through that sometimes frustrating process, I’m doing a series this week on the podcast called “Get Out Your Dreams.” Each day, we’ll focus on a part of...
11 min
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238: Get Out Your Dream - Part 1 - How to Get C...
This week is for the dreamers who are ready to become DOERS. And in support of moving you through that sometimes frustrating process, I'm doing a series this week on the podcast called "Get Out Your Dreams." Each day, we'll focus on a part of the...
10 min
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237: Always Remember that You Are a WINNER!
There will be times -- in business and in life -- where you may feel like a loser. Times when you are definitely losing the game you're playing -- no money coming in, relationship not flourishing, work just not working. But no matter the circumstance...
5 min
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236: Ashleigh Blatt on Walking Away from a 7-Fi...
Ashleigh Blatt made her first sales pitch in the aisle of her parents' carpet store when she was just six-years old. Ever since then, the upstate New York native has had the entrepreneurial itch. Though she didn't give in to that itch until after...
29 min
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235: How to Effectively Ask for and Accept Support
Support is sexy. By now, you'd think I know this; but even I need a reminder once in a while. We all do. So in this episode I share a few reminders not only of the ways that support is so sexy, but also some tips on HOW to effectively ask...
15 min
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234: It's OK to Be on Some Other Shit
Who is the woman you have to become to become the woman you want to be? To create the business you want to create? To experience the life you want to experience? To make your dream a reality? You may have to become the woman who is on some other shit....
8 min
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233: Genecia Alluora: How to Crush Limiting Bel...
Genecia Alluora has been working since she was 14 years old. Not because she wanted to; but in order to help support her family who struggled financially in Singapore, where she was born and raised. During that time, Genecia was bullied by some of the...
47 min
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232: Author and Podcast Host Win Charles on Adv...
A field trip to Washington, DC, when she was in the 8th grade change everything for Win Kelly Charles. When the Aspen, Colorado native saw the broadcast studios at NPR, she knew that she wanted to be a journalist.   Today, Win -- who is host...
37 min
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231: Don't Let Disappointment Stop You -- You H...
Some days, the sun just ain't gonna shine. There will be clouds, there will be rain, there may even be storms. But when it comes to your dreams, you can not let those cloudy days dissuade you from pressing on. Do not let disappointment stop you. You...
17 min
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230: Beauty Expert Phylencia Taylor on How to B...
Beauty culturalist Phylencia Taylor considers herself a late bloomer into the world of entrepreneurship. After a decade in the beauty industry working in marketing at top brands such as Carol's Daughter and Wella, she made the shift. Based on her...
35 min
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229: It's time to Just. Start.
It's almost mid 2017 -- June will be here in just over a week. What dream have you been promising yourself that you were going put in motion this year no matter what? What's holding you back? What are you afraid of? It's time to real...
10 min
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228: O.School Founder Andrea Barrica on How Emb...
A call from her freshman roommate from college, Jessica Ma, changed the trajectory of Andrea Barrica's life forever when she asked her to be a co-founder of inDinero, an accounting software company, which raised more than $1 million in venture capital...
52 min
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227: How to Be Your Authentic Self!
Sometimes, as you're becoming clearer about the things you want and who you want to be in the world, you may get some pushback from people who are used to experiencing you one way. What you have to do is become confident in being your authentic...
6 min
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226: Andrea Pitter of Pantora Bridal on Seizing...
Andrea Pitter is clear: "I was always good at hustling." Since Kindergarten, the Brooklyn native has been able to spot opportunities, creatively fulfill a demand and confidently make a sale. On this episode, Andrea, who is the owner and designer of...
70 min
476
225: #WCW How to be Your Own Crush!
I have the biggest crush on you -- and I want you to have a huge crush on YOURSELF! Sometimes we forget all that's lovable about us. Here are a few ways to remember!   DON’T MISS AN EPISODE! SUBSCRIBE to Support is Sexy podcast...
3 min
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224: Producer/Director Susanne Goldstein on Cle...
Since she was five years old and growing up just outside of Boston, Susanne Goldstein has been committed to letting things flow -- so much so that she would clear branches from the brook near her friend's house because she wanted to create a clear...
48 min
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223: Miss Jessie’s Co-Founder and CEO Miko Bran...
When she was younger, Miko Branch had a secret fantasy of opening a pink-decorated salon, although her parents had other career aspirations in mind for her. At age 25, Miko made that dream a reality, and ran her own salon out of...
63 min
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222: Happy Mother's Day (It's Time to Give Birt...
Happy Mother's Day! If you're a mom or a caregiver, I hope you're having a spectacular day! And in between the well-deserved pampering (or simple off time) that you'll enjoy today, I want to encourage you to take a few minutes to reflect.   What...
3 min
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221: What's Your Story? Be Aware of the Story Y...
What's your story? What are you accepting to be true -- or untrue -- about yourself? How are you internalizing the stories that other people try to impose on you? These are a few of the questions I pose in this episode as we get clear on the stories...
8 min
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220: Rana Campbell on How to Put Your Dreams in...
For Rana Campbell, her memories of childhood including straddling two worlds between her days spent at her preppy middle and high school and her hometown of Orange, New Jersey. The experience helped her learn how to navigate her way no matter her...
63 min
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219: Giving It Up vs. Giving Up
There's a big difference between giving it up and giving up. As ambitious women, sometimes we get the two confused, and doing so causes us to put a choke hold on our dreams -- trying to force it rather than fulfill it.   On this episode...
5 min
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218: Likeable CEO Carrie Kerpen Talks Likeabili...
For Carrie Kerpen , CEO of one of the industry's leading social media companies -- Likeable Media, having flexibility and control over her time and the ability to be there for her young daughter is what opened her eyes to entrepreneurship. On...
46 min
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217: Why You Always Lose at the Waiting Game
You can come up with a long list of reasons to wait to leap, to wait to go after that dream, to wait to make it happen. But really, they're not reasons, they're excuses disguised as reasons. It's all part of the waiting game.   On this episode, I...
17 min
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216: The Fundamentals of Public Relations, and ...
Edgina "Eddie" Desormeau fell in love with entrepreneurship in high school while working at a bed and breakfast called The Lewis House in upstate New York. Though her professional journey didn't lead her down the road of hospitality, the experience of...
60 min
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215: Malene Barnett of Malene B. on Creating a ...
Malene Barnett , creator and Design Director of Malene B., has always been an artist, receiving awards throughout school to pursue her passion. But even though the Norwalk, Connecticut, native was clear that she was meant to do...
51 min
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214: Don't Worry About Problems that You Don't ...
I am so blessed to get presented with a variety of opportunities that extend beyond the Support is Sexy podcast and that are often a reflection of the hard work I’ve done over the past 20 years in media. And while I examine all...
10 min
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213: How to Network as an Introvert and Connect...
While Courtney Daniel says her twin sister is definitely an extrovert and has the opposite personality than she does, the imaginative creator of C. Daniel Designs says it took practice and courage for her to break out of her own shell and build...
50 min
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212: 10 Ways to Know If You're REALLY Serious a...
How serious are you about your business? This is a question I had to SERIOUSLY ask myself within this past week. I had one of those weeks that online entrepreneurs dread: My web site, elaynefluker.com, was down and completely inaccessible to my...
32 min
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211: Body by Ruah Creator Stephanie Wild Shares...
For Stephanie Wild, it was a benign tumor that helped launch her business. When the Nashville, Tennessee, native was diagnosed, she began to obsessively research healthier options for food and skincare choices, knowing that what you put in and on your...
23 min
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210: Benilde Little: How to Close the Gap Betwe...
Benilde Little is a bestselling author who has been "on her own" as a creative for 20 years, but the former Essence magazine editor just recently began to view herself as an entrepreneur. As time went on and industries – especially the book...
45 min
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209: Take the Hill!
Advice for Women Entrepreneurs to Face Challenges in Business and Life
13 min
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208: How to Run Full Steam Ahead Toward Your De...
Do you believe in destiny?  Are we all meant for a certain fate or destination in life? On this episode of the support is Sexy podcast I offer a theory, and share what I believe often trips us up in a big way on our journey toward our own...
5 min
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207: Watch What You Say! How to Pay Attention t...
Voices. They're everywhere. Our duty to ourselves is to be present and self-aware enough to know when to listen, when to ignore and how to interpret the messages. On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, I talk about the voices and the...
10 min
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206: The Process of Elimination: How to Let Go ...
Food poisoning is a beast -- and not a sweet one. I'm recovering from my last bout -- the third in the past few months -- and it has pushed me to figure out what the heck is going on. Something in my diet is not working, something has got to go! So...
7 min
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205: It's Time to Stop Playing and Do That Thing
"The more important a project is to your evolution, the more resistance you will feel to it."~Author Steven Pressfield, "The War of Art." In this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, I share how resistance (and fear) kept me from taking action and...
11 min
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204: Never Let Anyone or Anything Hack Your Hap...
Does the world (or your business) have you feeling kind of "meh?" Do you have moments when you want to give up and walk away from your latest venture because it's just not working or you're frustrated or you've hit a roadblock that has you completely...
13 min
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203: Balancing Full-Time Careers with Running a...
Longtime friends Courtney Anderson and Tiffany McKenzie have taken "moonlighting" to the next level. As full-time lawyers -- a tenure-track law professor at Georgia State University and an estate planning attorney, respectively -- the...
46 min
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202: How to Survive the Lows in Your Business
Celebrating the high points in your business and career is the easy part, right? Everybody's cheering you on, liking what you offer, telling you how fantastic you are, wanting to be there for you every step of the way. But what about the moments when...
15 min
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201: Using Art to Challenge Beauty "Standards" ...
Entrepreneur, author, filmmaker and photographer Alyscia Cunningham learned important lessons about building up a resilience to rejection from her tight-knit, Trinidadian family. As a five-year-old, she walked door-to-door with her grandfather as he...
45 min
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200: Celebrating Episode 200! Let Go of What It...
There have been many lessons along this journey of creating the Support is Sexy podcast! Throughout it all, the greatest lesson has been that you have to learn to let go. As much as we have a vision, have a plan, have goals, there has to be a part of...
16 min
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199: Start Where You Are, Use What You Have, Do...
"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."~Arthur Ashe, tennis legend, social activist. This is one of my favorite quotes, so much so that I have it framed and on my bookshelf in my office. It's something I go back to often, especially...
8 min
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198: Jennifer Miotke on Building a Top Matchmak...
Jennifer Miotke is president of one of Atlanta's top boutique matchmaking companies, One on One Matchmaking.  And although she's not the owner of the business, she feels herself coming into her own as a partner for owner and mentor Sarah Kathryn...
49 min
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197: Stop Shrinking! Your Playing Small Does No...
"Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people don't feel insecure around you..."--Marianne Williamson.  It's time to step into the light and stop shrinking. Subscribe to Support is...
7 min
505
196: How to Pitch your Big Idea with Writer, Pr...
Crystal McCrary has always known that she wanted to be a writer. So what career path did she take after finishing school? She became an entertainment lawyer. Because that's what so many of us do when we're not sure yet how to align our...
50 min
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195: How PMM Agency CEO Kimberly Blackwell Went...
It wasn’t until three or four years into her side hustle that Kimberly Blackwell, CEO of the award-winning marketing and promotions agency PMM — which is  based in Columbus, Ohio — took the leap of faith and struck out on her own as an...
67 min
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194: Some Days You Have to Remember Who the ___...
Yes, as a woman entrepreneur there are going to be days when you may feel frustrated with your business because it’s not growing as quickly as you hoped. Yes, there will be days when you are discouraged that something you thought was going to work...
9 min
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193: Adjust Your Mindset, Set Aside Discipline,...
I know, it may not make intellectual sense at first or seem counterintuitive, but focusing on forming good, new habits -- in my opinion -- is more powerful than just focusing on increasing your discipline. In this episode, I share ways that you...
13 min
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192: Are You Taking the Leap or Are You Half St...
Have you ever had a conversation with someone and they say something in passing that completely rocks your world? Something that – even though it’s about a completely different topic -- resonates with you so deeply about something you’re going...
7 min
510
191: You're Never Too Old to Have a Great Mentor
Mentorship. We all have our preconceived notions about it. On this episode, I encourage you to rethink mentorship, your approach to it and how you may make the most of your relationship, whether mentor or mentee.   Subscribe to Support is...
20 min
511
190: 7 Simple Ways to Be Clear on Your Who, Wha...
When it comes to your business, are you clear? I mean really clear? Like, crystal.   Do you know your WHY? Can you articulate that with ease? How much do you know about your audience and your customer? And really, why does it all matter...
19 min
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189: Why That Change You're Going Through May B...
You know, sometimes I even surprise myself. I consider myself an introvert; although I know how to "turn it on" when needed. But "turning it on" requires work, and for an introvert like me it requires a lot of work and effort, which usually...
11 min
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188: The One Thing: How to Get Focused on What ...
Do you suffer from “shiny apple syndrome?” If you’re an entrepreneur with any ambition, it’s likely you have. Instead of drilling down on what’s working, we get caught up focusing on what’s next. But what’s next may not be what’s...
10 min
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187: Find a Way: What a Power Outage During a S...
How far are you willing to go to keep your commitment? A commitment you’ve made to yourself and to other people? If you decided that it matters to you, will you do whatever it takes no matter the obstacle you face? I ask these questions as I sit in...
7 min
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186: nicepipes CEO Lisa Binderow on Daring Grea...
Atlanta native Lisa Binderow never thought she'd love being an entrepreneur, but was drawn to the analytical side of it -- finding problems and coming up with creative solutions. Such was the path for Lisa -- who now lives with her husband and...
52 min
516
185: Yona Love, Designer of Plus-Size Fashion, ...
Yona Love didn't have an easy childhood. Born in Israel, she came to U.S. with her mom and her four siblings at age nine after her parents divorced, and she chipped in where she could as her family was on public assistance in order to get by. It was...
28 min
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184: 3 Ways Being Flexible Can Help You Bounce ...
Be flexible. As an entrepreneur, you have the opportunity to employ flexibility as you go about building your business. Whether it's when you're facing failure and disappointment, when you're in the midst of a big project that takes an unexpected...
10 min
518
183: Askanya Chocolate CEO Corinne Joachim Sano...
For entrepreneur Corinne Joachim-Sanon, changing the negative narrative that is often forced on her home country of Haiti is part of her mission. Through her all-natural chocolate company, Askanya Chocolates, Corrine celebrates the beauty of...
34 min
519
182: Pivotte Studio Co-Founder Evelyn Frison: N...
Eveyln Frison was raised to play by the rules. Growing up in different parts of the world thanks to her military family, Evelyn, was taught the value of hard work, discipline and avoiding risk, and later fell in line with that tradition by signing up...
58 min
520
181: Hire My Mom CEO Lesley Pyle on Overcoming ...
It was the "Mama Bear" in Lesley Pyle that moved her into her life as an entrepreneur. After giving birth to her daughter 22 years ago, the Tomball, Texas, native felt almost immediately that she wasn't going to want to return to her full-time job in...
35 min
521
180: Now is the Time! How to Stop Stalling and ...
That vision that you have -- that was given to YOU for a reason. So why are you stalling? What's stopping you from getting started? What's standing in your way? Whatever it is -- get over it. Because NOW IS THE TIME! The world is waiting for you to...
15 min
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179: A Gentle Reminder (Be Aware of Your Langua...
When you face a failure, disappointment or challenge that you think is a result of some shortcoming you perceive in yourself, how do you communicate with yourself about it? Do you respond immediately withe blame, anger, shame? Do you curse that...
12 min
523
178: How to Embrace New Beginnings, Move On & T...
Tricia Lee has always been about her business, literally. At age 11, the Phoenix native had a cleaning business, including classmates -- and her sister -- who worked for her for $5 per day. After high school, Tricia wanted to be a flight attendant --...
63 min
524
177: Removing the Mask of Success and Facing th...
Lisa Brown Alexander  grew up in Montreal, Canada, the daughter of conservative Jamaican parents, who taught her the importance of hard work. During her childhood in Canada, Lisa says she was oriented to social causes and organizations, an...
4 min
525
176: Samantha Ettus on Why Moms WIN When They W...
From the time she was young girl, growing up in New York City and playing competitive tennis, Samantha Ettus always questioned the way things worked – which she now knows is the core driver for most entrepreneurs. One of those moments happened when...
52 min
526
175: 7 Ways to Create a Sexy Business and Life ...
I get it. You can do it all on your own, right? Maybe. But if you want to truly create something sexy in your life -- a sexy business and life that you love, having support with make that dream a reality!   You've heard me say it...
16 min
527
174: Pat Duckworth on How to Find Your Entrepre...
Pat Duckworth helps women get their groove back, to find their mojo -- and to do so POST menopause. (Yes, it's possible!) When the international bestselling author and global speaker saw that most markets completely ignored the experiences of...
48 min
528
173: Bestselling Author and Nutritionist JJ Sm...
Author and nutritionist JJ Smith is an example of figuring out what works and sticking with it. Her marriage didn't work, she and her husband divorced but are still best friends and biz partners in a $30 million IT Consulting firm. She became terribly...
43 min
529
172: How to Become the Queen Bee In Your Own Li...
After Joanne gave birth to her first son, she felt that pull to rework her career so that she could spend more time with him. After her second son, she knew she had to find a way to become an entrepreneur, to create her own schedule and to...
41 min
530
171: Tiffany Dufu on Dropping the Ball and Dump...
Tiffany Dufu was a good girl. A good girl who always did what was expected of her as a good daughter, a good sister, a good employee and later, a good mom. Eventually, the ambitious and successful career and family woman, who is the Chief Leadership...
59 min
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170: How Saying "YES" Could Take Your Business ...
What are you saying "no" to, that you could be saying "yes" to, and if you said "yes" it could totally change your life? Whether relationships or business -- here are some reasons that a YES may take you to the next level. Subscribe to Support is Sexy...
13 min
532
169: Find Your Flow: How to Manage Your Busines...
Find your flow. That's the message that I've been getting from the Universe (and from the fabulous women I've interviewed the past few days): Find YOUR flow. Here's some advice on how to let go of the expectations and rigidness about the things...
11 min
533
168: Seasons Change: How to Make the Most of th...
Seasons change. Here's a bit of advice (and perspective) on how to find the light on those dark days, make the most of every circumstance and to remember that for now is not forever. The possibilities are there -- you just have to look beyond the...
9 min
534
167: How to LIVE the Empowered Questions and Be...
What's on your mind? What do you spend your time thinking about? What are you worrying about? You don't have to have all of the answers, but how can you change self-defeating thoughts into empowered questions? In fact, how can you LIVE the...
12 min
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166: Do What You Love -- Way More Often!
Happy birthday to me!   Celebrating the big 44 today and feeling amazing! Know why? Because I am recommitting to do more of what I love, with the people I love, in the places I love. Sound cheesy? Maybe, until you try it, too!   When's the...
10 min
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165: When It Comes to Failure, Bury It and Begi...
When it comes to failure, don't let it continue to live with you forever. As we talked about in our series this week, you have control. You get to decide what you think about failure, you get to define it -- or redefine it -- in whatever way you...
7 min
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164: How to Get to the OTHER Side of Failure
In episode 163, part 3 of our series on failure, we talked about how to process and ponder failure while we're in the thick of it, and went through an exercise to help us do so.   On this episode, we’re going to talk about that bounce-back, and...
13 min
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163: Smart Tips on How to Process and Ponder Fa...
In our first two episodes in our series on failure, we talked about not letting fear of failure -- before it even happens -- stop us from trying something new, before we even start on episode 161. We also talked about redefining what failure means to...
7 min
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162: How Do You Define Failure and How Does Fai...
We’re continuing our series on failure, which started with episode 161. Today, in part 2, we're going to talk about how we define failure. Or, more importantly, how we let failure define US.   Some of us take on the beliefs of others from very...
6 min
540
161: What Do You Think About Failure?
Tell me: What do you think about failure? How does it play a role in your life? Does it stop you, or does it fuel you? Do you see it as an obstacle, or do you see it as an opportunity?   That's some of what we're going to explore this week in...
7 min
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160: Why Curiosity is Queen When It Comes to Yo...
If there's one thing I've learned over the past few years of being a full-time entrepreneurs, it's that curiosity is QUEEN.   As much as I have moments where I wish I knew everything, I never will. And, I don't need to.   To be an...
21 min
542
159: Silence Your Inner Critic and Get Unstuck ...
After years of building a career in leadership positions in corporate America, Denise Harris -- a native of my hometown of Lakeview, Long Island in New York -- decided that it was time. She could no longer deny that burning passion she had to offer...
40 min
543
158: What Now What Next Co-Founder Joanne Rober...
Joanne Roberts gives props to the feminist movement for giving her the guts to go after her dreams of working in the television industry -- just as her father had -- after years she spent as a Kindergarten teacher. Teaching wasn't her passion, but it...
53 min
544
157: Sommelier and The Vine Wine Club Owner Ben...
What's not to love about a great glass of wine? And for sommelier and The Vine Wine Club owner Benita Johnson, what's not to love about entrepreneurship? Though it's not as glamorous as most may think and you may not be rolling in dough, Benita...
53 min
545
156: Sharene Wood, CEO of 5001 Flavors and Harl...
Sharene Wood is an unapologetic Harlem girl through and through. Since she was a kid, she says she was a "loud little leader," who always knew she was meant to be in charge and that she would someday open her own business , although she wasn't...
57 min
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155: Focus on Your First Domino
Don't get overwhelmed by your long list of to-dos or the goals that you have that can sometimes seem insurmountable. Instead, get focused! And do so by focusing on that first domino, the one that will, once it has the right tilt and the right...
5 min
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154: Activate Increase Founder Vonne Williams o...
For Vonne Williams, it was her proximity to a few one-hit wonders that led her on the path of creating her own financial consulting firm, Activate Increase. While working in the studio as an audio/visual expert years before starting her business, she...
58 min
548
153: Media Icon Kierna Mayo on Doing It For the...
Kierna Mayo has always been about her crew -- a group of women who had her back and were a part of her tribe. Her world included the powerful influences of hip hop culture, dance, style, art, her hometown of Brooklyn and New York City, which not...
73 min
549
152: Actress Reagan Gomez on Hollywood, Politic...
The seeds for entrepreneurship were planted in Detroit native Reagan Gomez when she was just 14 years old. It was on the set of the 1990 TV show The Parenthood, as the young actress observed her co-star, Robert Townsend, not only work in front of...
50 min
550
151: How RUE 107 Founder Marie Jean-Baptiste De...
Growing up in Haiti and later as a teenager in the US, Marie Jean-Baptise always knew she wanted to create something different, although she didn't know what that something was. There was a part of her that dreamt of be a fashion designer -- or an...
64 min
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150: Do the Work Even When No One is Watching
Nowadays it's easy for us to get caught up in who's watching, right? We put our work out there, share it, post it, tweet it, and wait for the likes, loves, reposts and retweets to pour in. Hopefully some money, too! What we have to remember, though,...
7 min
552
149: Are You Putting Your Convictions Ahead of ...
"Most people want the convenience of transformation, without the inconvenience REQUIRED for transformation... If you want to have a conviction for something, you have to SIGN UP to be inconvenienced.~Author and transformational coach Lisa Nichols,...
12 min
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148: How to Move Beyond the Blockage, Manifest ...
Let's get real: What's blocking you from manifesting your vision and making your dreams a reality? You may say that you're afraid, that fear is holding you back in some areas of your life. But when you get real, I mean REALLY real with yourself,...
28 min
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147: How to Get Clear on Your Vision and Create...
I got questions -- questions that I want you to answer before you even think about creating your 2017 vision board.  Whether you're a big vision board fan or not, this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast will offer you...
19 min
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146: So What's Up? (It's Time to Get Up Off You...
The first month of 2017 is almost behind us. So what's up?   Subscribe to Support is Sexy podcast on iTunes or on Stitcher Radio! Thank you for listening! And hey, if you love it, please click here to leave us a Rating & Review on...
10 min
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145: Take care.
Now, more than ever, take care of yourself.   Thank you for listening! And hey, if you love it, please click here to leave us a Rating & Review on iTunes!   Subscribe to Support is Sexy podcast on iTunes or on Stitcher Radio!  ...
5 min
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144: How Jen Glantz, CEO of Bridesmaid for Hire...
Jen Glantz has always known that she wanted to be a writer; what she didn't know that she would end up a bridesmaid, always. In 2014, after being in the weddings for several of her friends, Jen decided to go pro, and launched her unconventional...
39 min
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143: Why Linda Smith, "The Meanest Woman Alive,...
Known and admired as "the meanest woman alive" for the fierce way she defends her clients and how she argues (and wins!) $30 billion cases for some of the world's biggest corporations, Linda Smith -- author of the upcoming book, Lessons...
66 min
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142: Rhonesha Byng: CEO of Her Agenda is Empowe...
Rhonesha Byng considers herself a "self-starter," which is an incredible understatement. A high achiever who has been giving out her own business cards since the time she was 16, the Brooklyn native has always known two things: That she loved to write...
54 min
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141: Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Al...
If you've been listening to this podcast for a while you know that the title of the show is really our mantra for life: Support is Sexy. The intention is to spread this idea of women supporting women to help us ALL move forward powerfully. Because...
21 min
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140: 7 Ways to Do It Afraid!
It's time. It's 2017, and it's time for you to stop letting fear stop you from doing that thing that you've been thinking about since the start of this month, since the middle of last year, since forever. No more excuses. Time to face down your fear...
21 min
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139: KZ Noel Jewelry Creator Keisha Carter Buil...
While other girls her age were spending their Saturdays roller skating and playing with friends , Keisha Carter spent her weekends with her mom going to antique jewelry shows. By the time she was in the second grade, the Chicago native...
51 min
563
138: Wanona Satcher: Designing Urban Communitie...
Wanona Satcher describes herself as a child who was thoughtful, "geeky," and one who never followed status quo. The Atlanta native thought dolls were ridiculous, eschewing them and using them as speed bumps within the neighborhoods she built...
63 min
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137: April Dinwoodie on Advocating for Adoptive...
"Little April gets healed every time I engage in a conversation or action with a family of adoption or the community as an adult." ~April Dinwoodie April Dinwoodie is the adoptive daughter of a loving family in Rhode Island, a family she says created...
77 min
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136: How to Get Your Momentum Going and Keep It...
On this episode I share what I'm calling the 4 c's of Momentum. What I've learned about momentum, what it means, how we get there and what to do when we get there.  The 4 c's are: Commitment Consistency Courage Continue. Have a listen and let me...
9 min
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135: Count It All Joy!
"Count it all joy, my [sisters], when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing." --...
6 min
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134: Wendy Wollner, CEO of Balancing Life's Iss...
Wendy Wollner has always been loud and loving. Yes, it's possible to be both. As one of few women CEOs whenever she's in the room negotiating with Fortune 500 companies on behalf of her corporate training business, Balancing Life's Issues, Wendy has...
52 min
568
133: Shantrelle P. Lewis on Having Vision, Mani...
Shantrelle P. Lewis has always been a woman of vision. From the time she was a little girl growing up in her beloved New Orleans -- assertive, ambitious, clear that she could do anything -- Shantrelle was calling in the law of attraction, placing...
69 min
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132: How Entrepreneur Carmen Jones is Normalizi...
Carmen Jones learned very early about how painful stereotypes are. She and her family experienced racism as they moved into certain neighborhoods thanks to her father's corporate job with IBM, with children willing to play with her at school; but...
54 min
570
131: Carrie Sheffield: On Building a Bold Media...
Carrie Sheffield is a "musician brat" who grew up between here and there and went to 17 different public schools while traveling with her family, who were all musicians. So she knows how to adapt in ever-changing environments -- including changes...
66 min
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130: Happy New Year! And Thank You!
As we prepare to say good-bye to 2016 and head into the new year, I have two words for you: THANK YOU! You are the epitome of sexy support, and I so appreciate you! In this episode I take a moment to share my gratitude with you, and to encourage you...
7 min
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129: Gimme a Beat! Help Me Choose Our New Suppo...
While most people are focused on resolutions, we're going to do our own bit of reinvention over here for 2017. And I want YOU to be a part of it. Let's have some fun -- help me choose between two options for a new theme song for the Support is Sexy...
8 min
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128: Back to Basics Founder Beverly Stewart: Ho...
Beverly Stewart has wanted to be a teacher since she was five years old, and she thought she'd be one forever once she started her career in education. But after six years in the classroom, she knew she needed a change -- she wanted a way to...
55 min
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127: What You Need to Know (and Why You Need to...
Dr. Karmetria Burton has always been gregarious and loquacious, so much so that her family would offer to pay her to be quiet for five minutes. That didn't work -- because Karmetria loves to connect, and she always had plenty of questions. Karmetria...
65 min
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126: How to Overcome Burnout and Find Balance w...
Venettes Cultural Workshop founder, Mary Baird, was a great influence on her goddaughter, Dawn Shedrick, as Dawn grew up attending classes at the workshop and watched as her godmother created a space for many Black children in their Long...
72 min
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125: Keep Going!
If things didn't manifest how you wanted or envisioned for 2016, do not be discouraged: You gotta keep going! A little holiday inspiration... Subscribe to Support is Sexy podcast on iTunes or on Stitcher Radio! Thank you for listening! And hey,...
9 min
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124: Amber Azizia: The Millennial Whisperer Who...
If you were to ask a five-year-old Amber Aziza what she wanted to be when she grew up, she would have told you two words: In charge. For Amber, this didn't just mean having money; it was about having control of her own destiny. As a child of foster...
78 min
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123: Essence Editor and Entrepreneur Charreah J...
When having a conversation with Charreah K. Jackson -- ESSENCE magazine Lifestyle & Relationships Editor and Creator of BossBride -- you will be struck by  her Southern charm as as much as you will be by her worldly self awareness....
60 min
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122: Finding Your Fabulous, Playing in the Gray...
Even as a little girl, Lisa Dadd always planned to be a doctor, but she always had an entrepreneurial itch. In university, she realized she was much more interested in knowing about the science of people rather than just science, so she...
43 min
580
121: How to Transform Your Life, Live Out Loud ...
When Kelly Lynn Adams was a young girl growing up in New Jersey she was considered shy and was diagnosed with a speech impediment. But doing things that pushed her out of her comfort zone helped her get over that shyness and over other...
43 min
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120: How to Be A Woman Who Dares
Who is the woman I have to become to become the woman I want to be? Yes, this is actually a question I have ask and continue to ask myself. It is my version of a check in and grounds men when I feel I am beginning to sway from the way of being that...
9 min
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119: What Would This Look Like If It Were Easy?
Ever since I heard author and podcaster Tim Ferriss say “What would this look like if it were easy?” when he was a guest on another show and speaking about his approach to launching his own podcast, I immediately incorporated that mindset...
10 min
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118: Kelli Coleman, Founder of She Who Dares, o...
Kelli M. Coleman grew up in Detroit with her parents as a child surrounded by other successful African-American adults who, by all appearances, had it all. They were successful, had great careers and businesses and enjoyed loving, enduring...
50 min
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117: Don't Get Caught Up in the Numbers Game
Comparison is death. And so is the numbers game. As we wrap of the year and look at where we were in our business, how we performed, where we can improve, it may be easy to get caught up in the numbers game -- meaning this self-destructive...
13 min
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116: Finish Strong and Sexy Challenge! How to S...
The new year is upon us and you’ve probably already seen articles, posts and news items about resolutions, the “new you” and other forms of pressure that urge you to blow off the rest of 2016 and start thinking ahead. Well, don’t. You still...
16 min
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115: Put Some Space on It: The Importance of Ta...
You know what you're going to see a lot of in the post for this episode? SPACE.   As entrepreneurs, we can get so caught up in the hustle, in filling every single empty space with a to-do. I get it -- you're busy, and you've got stuff to do!...
6 min
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114: Why "Doing the Most" is Good for Business
In a recent interview for the Support is Sexy podcast (episode 109) with Jen Groover, a very successful serial entrepreneur and a mentor in my head, we spoke about this idea of not being limited by the limited beliefs of others who buy into...
11 min
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113: In Business, Mistakes Happen. But So Do Se...
Mistakes. If you're an entrepreneur, whether you admit it or not, you've seen plenty of them. Whether those mistakes were your "fault" or not, doesn't matter -- it's your responsibility. What matters most is that you know that at some point or...
12 min
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112: Let It Go! How to Know the Difference Betw...
I made a mistake. In fact I made several! And in this episode I talk about how the mistakes we make -- or the imperfections we perceive we have -- don't make our projects or what we're putting out in to the world "wrong," they make...
11 min
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111: 8 Smart Ways to Have Difficult Conversatio...
2017 is almost here -- let's not wait until the New Year to resolve to drop old baggage, to have the difficult conversations we may need to in order to move forward in our businesses or our lives. It's time to travel light!   On this episode I...
14 min
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110: Push! Why You Have to Move Past Fear and D...
I hate to use the word hate, but I hate push-ups. Love working out, can't stand push-ups. They are, indeed, my least favorite exercise, and I usually avoid doing them in any way possible. 10-mile runs? Yes! Push-ups? No thanks! Now that I've...
10 min
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109: Inventor and Serial Entrepreneur Jen Groov...
Back in 1995, before entrepreneurship was cool, Pennsylvania native Jen Groover didn't know exactly what it was called, but she just knew that the thought of making someone else successful based on her hard work and efforts was a warped concept. And...
37 min
593
108: Founder and CEO Brandice Daniel on Buildin...
The intrigue of entrepreneurship was always within Brandice Daniel when she was an adventurous child growing up in Memphis, and it was always around her thanks to her entrepreneurial parents. But when it was time to go to college, Brandice...
55 min
594
107: Building Your Business and Finding Your Ni...
For Annette Davison, CEO of Icon Food Marketing, the turning point when she realized that working for someone else who didn’t appreciate her came in the late 1990s after she and her team were belittled by a popular fashion designer at a 7am meeting....
50 min
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106: Do Your Dance! How to Remember to Take A M...
This past weekend I spent time with family in Mississippi celebrating the 90th birthday of one of my cousins. And during the celebration, there was a memorable moment when she made her way to the dance floor and did her dance! At 90. She. Did....
11 min
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105: Want to Shift Your Energy? Focus on Gratit...
Want to shift the energy during those moments when it feel like nothing is going your way? Here's the secret: Focus on what you're grateful for in that moment. Most of us know the healing power of gratitude, how being grateful for what you already...
17 min
597
104: Stay Hungry! (How to Stay Passionate about...
Believe or not, I can get business inspiration (or at least podcast episode inspiration) from nearly anywhere. And today's inspiration comes courtesy of the family dog. Pup (not pictured) shows no shame when going after something he wants,...
8 min
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103: How to Succeed as Your Own Boss and Avoid ...
Shortly after graduating college with a degree in broadcast journalism, Melinda Emerson landed her dream job as a television producer in Philadelphia -- and, she hated it. Mean people and countless hours pushed her to eventually make a move....
58 min
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102: Girly Book Club Founder Erin Woodward on B...
When Erin Woodward was ten years old, she had what many may consider the experience of a lifetime: Her parents sent her away from her small town just north of Toronto to live with extended family in Bali. Since then, Erin has loved traveling the...
41 min
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101: Mapping Out Your Next Chapter and Navigati...
Dr. Karen Thomas has never fit in. Blame it on her third eye -- when everyone else sees blue or red, she sees purple. And while this ability may have irked her parents when she was growing up, it is what makes her an effective leader today, the...
54 min
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100: "Tell Me What You Need." Why You MUST Be R...
"Tell me what you need."  I have said it before and I will say it again, these are five of the sexiest words in the English language. There are many, but these rank high on my list. The person making this request of you, to tell them what you...
13 min
602
99: Ready to Write Your Book? Learn Self-Publis...
Miral Sattar has always been an entrepreneur, launching various businesses since high school -- from creating a successful blog for South Asian women to having a t-shirt line with fun slogans for South Asian women to launching her own iPhone case...
44 min
603
98: Get Money: Top Tips for Crowdfunding Your B...
Karen Cahn, a native of Canton, Massachusetts, has always believed in women building their own thing, living on their own terms and having their own money no matter what -- even when working for another company. Karen, who has worked ever...
48 min
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97: Set Up Your Business to Flourish and Thrive...
Tracy Matthews considers herself a "natural hustler," comes from a long line of entrepreneurs and feels like entrepreneurship has always been in her blood. In fact, the idea of working for someone else kinda makes her cringe. But creating something?...
60 min
605
96: How to Live Your Life and Handle Your Busin...
From the time she was a young girl, Jovian Zayne witnessed her parents -- especially her mom -- setting up shop, creating her own consulting business and claiming her own space. As a result, "young Jovi" was the kind of child that dressed as a...
48 min
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95: 7 Rules for Self Care
Wow! What a week!    In the United States, we had an election that was -- to say the least -- shocking to people within the country and all around the world. And I believe that's true on all sides, no matter who received your vote.  ...
15 min
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94: Social Media Strategies to Help You Pick th...
Like it or not, we live in a world where -- if you own your own business -- you, more than likely, need to have some sort of presence on social media in order to (as they say) establish your digital footprint. But with new platforms and unspoken rules...
48 min
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93: How to Build Your Tribe and Take Care of Yo...
Evita Robinson launched Nomadness Travel Tribe on Facebook when she was on unemployment and looking for a way to connect with other world travelers who were having some of the same challenges that she was at that time in her life -- wanting a space to...
67 min
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92: How to Get Sponsors and Go from "Breaking E...
Since she was a young girl in Washington, D.C. -- towering over other kids in her class thanks to her statuesque physique -- Quiana Murray has embraced her bossiness with pride. While many girls may be dissuaded from taking the bossy route,...
55 min
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91: How to Be a Vibrant, Happy Woman with Happi...
Dr. Jen Riday grew up on a farm in Iowa, where family, a strong work ethic and dedication were instilled in her from the beginning. When Jen became a mother of her own children -- six in total -- she dedicated herself to raising them as a...
28 min
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90: 6 Ways to Live With Regrets in Business and...
"This is the number one rule for your set, in order to survive, gotta learn to live with regrets..."--Jay Z, "Regrets." Funny how an evening conversation with my dad reminded me of this Jay Z lyric from the song "Regrets" from the 1996 Reasonable...
17 min
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89: 7 Ways to Discover Your Specialty
The last thing you want to do is be a Jane of all trades and a master of none. When you're thinking about how to differentiate your business and tap into your zone of genius, ask yourself the question: What's my specialty? This is a topic that has...
15 min
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88: How to Make Brave Decisions
All day, every day, you make decisions. Still, when you feel like one is weighing on you or that it's a decision that could change everything, there could be some stress, and -- ironically -- some indecision.   I get it. I'm...
10 min
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87: The Power of Embracing Your New Beginnings
It's time for you to hit the refresh button, to boldly go outside of your comfort zone and to embrace your new beginning. On this episode, I talk about the journey to this phase of life and business, and how getting comfortable at being...
13 min
615
86: How to Handle the Tough Times (and Whistle ...
Life Doesn't Frighten Me At All
8 min
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85: Six Must-Haves for Every Transition and Maj...
The only thing that is constant is change, right? And with change, whether we planned it or not, comes a period of transition. Are you going through a major transition in your business, your career, your life? If so, you know it can sometimes be...
6 min
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84: You Gotta Keep Going (What to Do in the Fac...
Things happen, things throw you off course, things (and life) give you a great excuse to NOT do that thing that you've committed to doing. But you know what? You can't let that stop you. You gotta keep going! Here, I share a few reasons that you have...
8 min
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83: Everybody Can't Come (and why you need to b...
Everybody can't come. This is something we all have to realize eventually -- especially if you're up to something, creating something, trying something new and making moves. Everybody ain't gonna get it, so everybody can't come along for the ride....
15 min
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82: When to Step Away from Your Startup and Why...
Leslie Bradshaw is the proud descendant of six generations of Oregon trail pioneers and a family of farmers, so she knows intuitively how to make her own way. She also knows when to move on to new territory, and when it's time to let...
65 min
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81: Be Willing to Give Up What You Have to Have...
Are you willing to give up what you have to have what you don't? In order to create space for the things we want in our lives -- new experiences, new opportunities, new people, new beginnings -- this is something we have to consider. It's what I...
8 min
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80: How to be a Radical Believer in Reinvention...
"I am a radical believer in reinvention," says life coach and Self-Help Socialite founder Rachel Tenebaum, who believes one of the most important things we can do in our lives is "live our truths." For Rachel, seeking support by way of finding coaches...
52 min
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79: Don't Get Caught Up in the Fast Lane (Why "...
It's a slippery slope: Many of us, especially as entrepreneurs, get caught up in the fast lane -- appearing "busy" -- because we think it shows the world that we're up to something. Being busy must mean that we're gettin' busy when it comes to...
11 min
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78: Why You Scared? How Getting to the Bottom o...
What's the real reason that you're afraid to do that thing?  Be honest with yourself when you ask the question. Be honest with yourself when you say the answer.  I had to confront this question recently and share that experience -- and the...
9 min
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77: Kathryn Finney of Digital Undivided on Wome...
Kathryn Finney, founder of Digital Undivided, is someone I consider an O.G. -- the flyest O.G. -- in the technology space. Kathryn, who grew up in the midwest learning about computers from very early on, started one of the first big fashion and...
79 min
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76: How to Launch Your Podcast, Grow Your Audie...
The moment Christy Haussler realized it was time to make the leap and become an entrepreneur, she was in her car, driving to work, listening to podcasts to pass the time. Christy spent hours commuting back and forth to an office for a job that...
62 min
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75: How 16-Year-Old Entrepreneur Maya Penn Buil...
Maya S. Penn is remarkable -- and that is an understatement. I have been a virtual fan and supporter of the now-sixteen-year-old for several years via social media, with a true appreciation of her hard work and her clear vision at such a young age. To...
47 min
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74: Mind Over Emergency: How to Keep It Moving ...
When all goes wrong -- where does your mind go? Does the issue stop you in your tracks, or do you figure a way to keep it movin'? If not, you should! In the past couple of days, I had the pleasure of having my web site elaynefluker.com going down...
19 min
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73: Fashion Designer Ashaka Givens on Finding t...
Some designers do not know how to sew, sketch or tell you the way a fabric will function on the body. Fashion designer Ashaka Givens is not one of those designers. Thanks to the powerful women in her family, the upstate New York native learned very...
49 min
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72: How to Get Clear on What You REALLY Want? N...
Hey, you! Whaddya want? No, really. What do you want? Seriously. Have you given that some real thought lately? Beyond your to-do list, what's your vision for what you want, the life you want to create, what you want to spend your time doing each and...
10 min
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71: How to Recover From Failure, Build an Audie...
From very early on in her childhood, Abiola Abrams learned the importance of finding her own voice, being herself and creating her own path. As the daughter of immigrant parents who came to the United States from Guyana, Abiola and her family were...
63 min
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70: Why Your YOU Time is Irreplaceable: Words o...
This weekend, or whatever day it is that you happen upon this episode, be sure you have some YOU time in your schedule. YOU time is your time to replenish, to have some breathing space, to meditate, to hear your own thoughts -- or to not think at all,...
12 min
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69: Doing the Work, Focusing on Community and C...
fayemi shakur is a rebel, a quiet rebel, but a rebel nonetheless. Artistic as a child from the very beginning, hip hop, photography, art and an interest in social justice shaped her life early on, but it was learning about -- and reaching out to --...
71 min
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68: How to Start Over and Make a Statement with...
When Monique Alvarez was in college pursuing a degree in communications, she knew one thing: It wasn't for her. The Syracuse, New York, native dreamt of moving to New York City and getting a career in fashion, which she did -- leaving college in her...
56 min
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67: Why You Must Remember That For Now Is Not F...
"For now is not forever..." This is a new mantra I've adopted thanks to the wisdom of one of my best friends, Erica, who said this phrase to me when I spoke to her about my trepidation about a move I'm planning to make. I've been having some...
11 min
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66: How to Find Your Purpose and Trust Your Int...
Julie Chan did everything she was supposed to do. She grew up on New York's Lower East side with hardworking parents who were immigrants from China and very focused on education for their children, so Julie studied hard and went to Yale...
62 min
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65: How to Create a Sexy Business and Life!
We all love a little something sexy... I don't care who you are. Something sexy is that thing that turns you on, that lights you up. And at the end of each Support is Sexy podcast episode, when I say "go out there and create something sexy," I...
14 min
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64: Go Big or Go BIGGER!
If you're like me, you have areas of your life where, yes, you've gone big, and yes, you've accomplished some, and sure, you're proud of that. But you also have areas where, if you're really honest with yourself, you know you can go BIGGER. What's...
8 min
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63: Building a Conscious Business with The Corp...
"Never let them see you cry..." was some of the worst advice that conscious business coach Julie Zuzek says she has ever received during her 20-year corporate career. Instead of being the "tough guy" in her corporate gig, Julie realized that what she...
49 min
639
62: Kelly Roach on Building Your Growth Mindset...
For Kelly Roach, CEO of Kelly Roach Coaching, the word "no" is not the ending, it is just the beginning. Since she was a little girl growing up with her big family in Pennsylvania, Kelly says she heard "no" a lot due to limited resources and knew that...
37 min
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61: Nefertite Nguvu, Director of Common's 'Love...
Filmmaker Nefertite Nguvu first fell in love with film when her mother took her to see Gordon Parks's classic film, The Learning Tree, at a local film festival when she was a child. Since then, the Newark, New Jersey, native has known that...
48 min
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60: Stop Settling for Either/Or When You Could ...
The Power of Both/And Decision Making
10 min
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59: Dr. Yaba Blay on Doing the Work and Being a...
Dr. Yaba Blay takes this work seriously. Very seriously. And she creates content that celebrates the beauty and joy and being of Black women and girls decidedly. Purposely.   Dr. Blay -- who holds her BA in Psychology (Cum Laude) from...
41 min
643
58: Being a Rebel, Learning to Surrender and Da...
For Abbey LeVine, being an entrepreneur means you have to be in a constant state of creation, a constant state of evolution and a constant state of love and surrender. Love of what you're doing is what will carry you through the low times, the...
71 min
644
57: Power Networking, Partnerships and Passion ...
Anita Belle knew just two years into her professional career that events and event planning was her passion -- something that she'd love to do -- but it was 12 years before she decided to make a jump and open her own events company, AJB Events. While...
54 min
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56: Changing Perception of Startups in Dubai wi...
For Neha Choudhary, her journey to becoming an entrepreneur based in Dubai all led back to one thing: family. After attending college at Northwestern University in Chicago, and then working as an analyst with JP Morgan Chase in Singapore,...
39 min
646
55: Here's Why Your Resistance to Support is Se...
There is a moment within this episode where I talk about how not accepting support has pushed some of us so far that we end up doing things to hurt ourselves..............   There is a long pause after the first time I say this. It...
20 min
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54: Handling Business and Deciding What Matters...
Author, investor and serial entrepreneur Lauren Maillian has always been about deciding what matters and doing her best to make it work. Whether it was deciding that she wanted autonomy over her own money at age 11 so she set up a lemonade...
47 min
648
53: Revolutionizing Fitness with Banana Skirt P...
"I can twerk and not be judged, because that's part of my workout and it's making me sweat!" There lies the genius in Akinah Rahmaan's hit fitness lifestyle brand, Banana Skirt Productions. In her workout classes -- which have grown from...
62 min
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52: Balancing Motherhood and Ambition with Play...
In January of this year, Doreen Oliver went through a period of her life where she felt “dead inside,” like she was not doing what God had put her on this earth to do – create.   With a successful career as a producer of film, television...
59 min
650
51: Building a Business and a Community in Spai...
From the time she spent a semester abroad in Madrid during her years of undergrad at Vassar college, Sienna Brown knew that one day, she was going to make that move. After graduating, and even though she loved her life and her blossoming...
64 min
651
50: How to Recognize Your Ripple Effect
What's your ripple? We all have one. But there are times, right, when we forget that?  Don't. You MATTER. Your voice MATTERS. The business you're creating MATTERS. The work you're doing MATTERS. The love you show your children, your family and...
8 min
652
49: How to Courageously Fail Forward with MissN...
For MissNowMrs.com CEO Danielle Tate, failure was just a part of the process -- an opportunity to see, well, the opportunities! When she graduated with a degree in biology from college, but failed to get into medical...
44 min
653
48: The Business of Fashion with Fashion Entrep...
From the time she was 5 years old and stealing pieces of foil from her mom's kitchen so she could craft pieces of jewelry and save them for the "business" she planned to open, Tamiko White knew she was meant to be an entrepreneur. And from the moment...
54 min
654
47: How to Write Your Way to the Top with Bests...
"I don't want to learn as I go. I want to learn...and then go!" For Aliya S King, the word "entrepreneur" was always a scary, foreign thing. So after graduating college at Rutgers University, even though she always wanted to be a...
88 min
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46: How Your Hangups About Success Are Holding ...
I admit it: I've got some hangups. And as a woman entrepreneur, and someone who is on a journey of self discovery, I realize these hangups stand in my way. Until recently, I think I owned them -- dare I say embraced them -- as something that...
60 min
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45: How to Recognize Your Inner Critic vs. Your...
Let's face it: Your inner critic is loud af. She means no harm; in fact, she's there because she wants to keep you safe. But what she ends up doing is keeping you small.   Your whisper, on the other hand, is affirming. She quietly...
12 min
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44: All the Way Up with Master Life Coach Sylvi...
For transformation coach Sylvia High, entrepreneurship was part of her life's journey. After many years of crushing it in corporate sales and reaping all of the perks of that success (the bonus checks, the company car, etc), Sylvia finally accepted...
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43: Redefining and Rediscovering Your Magic wit...
For Sydney Campos, it's all very simple: She wants "people to be happy and to have fun." It’s what she has wanted from the very beginning, since the time she was a little empathic girl growing up in San Francisco. Today, now thriving off the...
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42: Mastering the Smart Hustle with ScaleTime C...
For Juliana Marulanda, CEO of ScaleTime, her mom provided an early example of hustle that the then 7-year-old would never forget. Before Juliana realized it, she was learning important lessons about business, knowing your market,...
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41: Celebrity Stylist Pamela Macklin on Underst...
Pamela Macklin always knew she was meant to be three things: a leader, a creative and an educator. Over the past 20+ years in the fashion industry – as a style director for Essence magazine and an image maker, who has created looks for — and told...
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40: Lessons Learned From the First 40 Episodes!
Wow! Episode 40! What an amazing ride, and this is just the beginning!   It has been an honor to interview and share space with the women we've featured thus far on the Support is Sexy podcast! I cherish the opportunity I've had to learn so...
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39: How Brooklyn Girl Anne Chertoff Became the ...
Anne Chertoff is the woman you want to help get you down the aisle. Sort of. Since she was younger, Anne has always loved throwing parties and events, and as she matured and began her career as a magazine editor, she fell into bridal and fell...
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38: Teen Actress Eden Duncan-Smith on Acting, A...
If you’re going to talk about Eden Duncan-Smith, make sure you get her name right. In response to the dude from TMZ who mispronounced her name when revealing how much money the 16 year old made when she co-starred in the 2014 movie, Annie, Eden...
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37: Decisions? Decisions. Decisions!
Decisions. They are a part of our lives, day in and day out. Yet we often agonize over them each time we have to face one that we think really matters. But they all matter, don't they? Our decisions shape our lives. I heard Tony Robbins say...
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36: Zara Green on Relationships, Personal Growt...
Author and personal development coach Zara Green didn’t realize until she was in her mid 20s that every person who influences you, whether positively or negatively, is influencing you for a purpose. She came to this realization when she...
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35: Feel Good Friday: Just Do It!
I've interviewed 30+ women for the Support is Sexy podcast -- entrepreneurs, leaders, creatives visionaries -- and I am moved by them all, inspired by them all, in love with them all, with their gifts and with their willingness to share. I...
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34: Celebrate the Small Wins
As women, and as entrepreneurs, it's easy for us to get caught up in what's not working. Is it just me, or do you do that, too? If so, know that you are not alone. When you're an ambitious, results-driven person (as most of us are!) who...
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33: Celebrity Makeup Artist Camara Aunique Help...
When Camara Aunique Helps first met superstar stylist June Ambrose, she was working at the makeup counter at Lord & Taylor, and June—the creator of unforgettable looks for some of the biggest names in entertainment--was just passing through. But...
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32: Fitness Expert Holly Del Rosso on Resilienc...
Fitness expert and celebrity trainer Holly Del Rosso learned a lesson in resilience very early in her childhood, when her mom left their family when Holly was 12 years old, and she and her brother went to live with her Italian great aunt, who showed...
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31: Principal April McKoy Robinson on Building ...
April McKoy Robinson’s success story as principal and founder of the award-winning UA Gateway School of Technology high school in New York City is an unlikely one. As an immigrant from Jamaica, April’s time in school once she came to America...
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30: The Importance of Breathing Space for You a...
I almost didn’t make it. It’s an annual trip my girls – my best friends from my college days at Hampton University – and I take to Martha’s Vineyard each August for the past 3 years. But this summer, I was going to skip it.   Why?...
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29: Perfecting Your Pitch with The Hudson Kitch...
At 40, as a mom and a longtime executive in digital publishing, Djenaba Johnson-Jones became very interested in fitness, going especially hard with lifting weights and "working out with the guys." This new passion led her to get her fitness...
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28: From Radio to Real Estate with Moshay Laren
Moshay Laren's start in radio was no fantasy. In fact, before her first time on the mic, she had to run to the bathroom she was so sick with nervousness. But what she didn't do was back down from the challenge--and she never has. After her 18 years in...
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27: Dee Poku on Creating Empowering Events That...
A trip to Cuba changed everything for former film marketing executive Dee Poku. While on holiday during a busy, chaotic time for her industry, Dee realized it was time for her to make a transition and strike out on her own, even though she...
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26: IntenSati Workout Creator Patricia Moreno o...
A power(ful) walk on the beach with masterful motivator Tony Robbins and 100 other people in the Bahamas could change anyone's perspective. But for fitness expert and Intensati founder Patricia Moreno, it changed everything. At the time -- as a...
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25: How Your Period Affects Your Business with ...
Let’s face it, ladies, there’s something about that time of the month that makes us crazy, crampy, irritable, sleepy, creative, horny, hungry… and that barely scratches the surface. For most of us, the emotions and discomfort...
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24: The Power of the Pivot with Nicole Aguirre,...
When Nicole Aguirre graduated from college in 2008, she was a young woman with a plan and a high-level position lined up with the Department of Defense in Washington, D.C. But the economy had other plans, and after a hiring freeze, Nicole --...
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23: The Business of Food: From Blog to Cookbook...
For private chef, author and TV personality Bren Herrera, everything happens in the kitchen, and it always has. Since Bren was a child growing up in her Cuban family in Washington, D.C., the kitchen was always the epicenter for family,...
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22: Teju Owoye on Tinkering Until You Get It Right
Have you ever started a business -- one that you absolutely love, but that has yet to make any money and that you can't quite figure out? Have you ever thought, maybe I'm not on the right track, or maybe I am, who's to say?!   In this...
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21: Rachel Johnson on Celebrity Styling and Cel...
Stylist and image maker Rachel Johnson has been featured in the New York Times, ESPN and countless other publications for the impeccable way she creates new looks for her gentleman clients. She has been credited with "making over" the NBA and...
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20: Letting Go of the Story That’s Holding You ...
What’s your story?   We all have one – a story of where we began, how we got to this point, what we’ve encountered along the journey so far. Now, consider this: How might the story that you've been telling yourself -- whether true or not --...
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19: Taking Off the Golden Handcuffs and Choosin...
Mitzi Miller has been focused on choosing happy since she was a little girl. If whatever it was didn't seem like it would make her happy, she walked away. But as an adult, with a high powered editor-in-chief position at a magazine she long...
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18: Tai Beauchamp on the Truth about Entreprene...
You've seen her on The View, Today show, E! and more, she was the first woman of color to be beauty director of Seventeen magazine, has graced the pages of many others and has been a host on the red carpet at the...
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17: Self-Care, Healthy Relationships and Healin...
In 2015, Fila Antwine's job was making her sick -- literally. She was stressed every Sunday night and was often brought to tears just thinking about going to work on Monday. Doctors diagnosed her with IBS, likely caused by the stress....
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16: Taking Inspired Action, Showing True Grit a...
Shoe designer Jessica Perdomo is not only an example of resilience and determination ("I can't tell you how many stores I got kicked out of," she says), she is also an example of someone who is not afraid to take inspired action. Or maybe, at...
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15: Being Brave, Hustling with Heart and Sippi...
For Michelle Burford, a New York Times bestselling ghostwriter and collaborator, the journey from growing up in a tight-knit family in Phoenix, Arizona, to a small magazine publishing company in Colorado Springs, to walking the halls of Essence, to...
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14: From Skincare Lines to Sex Coaching: Connie...
Connie DaSilva is all about making women feel good inside and out. In 2012, after frustrations with not being able to find the perfect plant-based skincare products and an impromptu brainstorming session with her closest friends, Connie launched her...
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13: Tips on What You Need to Know Before Meetin...
Jennifer Love is the CEO of One More Woman -- a fast-track, high-performance, educational and advisory community helping women entrepreneurs take the stress out of the money equation so they can effectively raise, make, manage...
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12: Making the Tough Choice Between the Busines...
By age 25, Tanya Alvarez’s first business, Blink Ads, generated more than $1 million in revenue within the first year, and she was already thinking about launching her next ventures. She went on to successfully launch two other companies –...
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11: Product Launches, Crowdfunding and Kickstar...
Cheryl Gentry and her event management company, Glow Media -- which has been in business for 18 years strong -- has planned conferences, events and summits around the world with some of the most prestigious clients. But during a recent event, as her...
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10: The Future of Mobile and the Power of Choos...
Sian Morson is a tech superstar, and yet one of the most grounded people you’ll ever meet. Sian is founder of the tech company Kollective mobile, which develops apps and web sites for brands. She speaks and lectures at major technology conferences,...
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9: Vision Boards, Saying Yes and Letting Go wit...
Say "yes." Spiritual teacher Barbara Biziou has taught me, and thousands of her students around the world (Donna Karan and Gabby Bernstein among them), many things over the years, but one of the most powerful for me is embracing the possibility of...
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8: Your Passion vs. Your Gifts with Karen Taylo...
Karen Taylor Bass is a small business coach who has nearly three decades of experience in strategic public relations, branding and marketing. She has helped gain national press for celebrity clients like Jill Scott and D’Angelo at the starts of...
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7: Amanda Miller Littlejohn on Discovering Your...
When Amanda Miller Littlejohn was on maternity leave from her journalism job after the birth of her first son in 2008, she was told that she and several other writers were being laid off. Instead of panicking, she decided that this was the...
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6: Denene Millner on A Writer's Duty, Leaving a...
Denene Millner can, as she says, write her face off! She is the author and co-author of 25 books -- four of which are New York Times bestsellers, including Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, which she co-wrote with Steve Harvey. In 2016,...
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The Truth About Hollywood, Loving Your Authenti...
Kaira Akita is an artist, thinker and maker. As an actress, she has appeared in films such as Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? and The Family That Preys, and she is a creative who writes, produces, directs and designs several projects. More than...
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Ouidad on Being a Pioneer in the Curly Hair Mov...
Ouidad is a name synonymous with curly hair care. 30-plus years ago, however, she was a hairstylist from Beruit, Lebanon, who fought (literally in some cases!) to have people recognize the value and beauty of women with curly hair. In 1984, she became...
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Money Coach Lynnette Khalfani-Cox Tells How to ...
Lynnette Khalfani Cox a.k.a. The Money Coach®, is a personal finance expert, television and radio personality, and the author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestseller Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom. Lynnette once...
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How to be a Social Entrepreneur, Create Conscio...
JLove Calderon is a social entrepreneur, activist, author and conscious media maker, who has spent more than two decades working on issues of social justice, race and gender. She is an executive producer of documentaries and docu-series, and she is...
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Support Is Sexy with Elayne Fluker: How having ...
A business show where women entrepreneurs get real about wins and lessons of entrepreneurship
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