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Women Taking the Lead with Jodi Flynn

Women Taking the Lead is a podcast containing interviews with women who have achieved success and men who help women develop their leadership; topical episodes giving insights and how-to's in the areas of leadership and personal and professional development, as well as "on-air" coaching episodes. The aim of Women Taking the Lead is to inspire you to overcome self-doubt so you can follow your true calling, earn the money you deserve, create more time for fun on your journey, develop relationships that support you, and to silence your inner critic, and make working on your mindset for success a top priority.
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Sep 28, 2016

Meredith Bell has been an entrepreneur since 1982, and she’s an expert in helping companies develop the people side of their business. Meredith is co-founder and President of Performance Support Systems, a global software company based in Virginia. Meredith heads up marketing and sales for the company. Over the years, she’s served as an informal mentor and coach to the coaches, consultants, business owners and human resource professionals who use their products. One of her strengths is creating strong, long-term relationships. Meredith and her business partners have worked together for 25 years, and many of their clients and resellers have done business with them for 20 years. She understands what’s required to build the loyalty and commitment that lead to repeat business and referrals.

Playing Small Moment

Meredith’s playing small moment happened when she was bullied by a possible client to lower her price, and because she wanted the client’s business she gave in and lowered her price. She says she would not handle the incident the same way today.

The Wake Up Call

Meredith had a wake up call when she found herself ignoring her inner critic, telling her she wasn’t important enough to take a certain action. She acted quickly before there was time to second guess herself. She realized there was nothing wrong with being bold. 

Style of Leadership

People sense that Meredith cares for them. She pays attention to what people are saying and not saying. She lets them know she is there to serve them.   

What Are You Excited About?

Meredith is excited about her new online coaching system, Strong for Performance. It applies to those who are developing leaders. It excites her every day to see people motivated and inspired.

Current Business Challenge

Meredith finds it challenging to get the word out about her new product as quickly and as grand as possible. 

What Does Your Business Support System Look Like?

Meredith’s business partners have supporting skill sets that help make everything work. She also benefits from outsourcing and automation tools.     

Leadership Practice 

Listening deeply to people when they are talking is Meredith’s effective leadership practice.

Book to Develop Leadership

Straight Line Leadership by Dusan Djukich 

Advice For Younger Self

“Have more fun. Be less serious and lighten up.” And, “Make more bold requests.” 

Inspirational Quote

How can I serve this person so powerfully that they never forget this conversation for the rest of their life?” ~ Rich Litvin

Links

Website: http://www.strongforperformance.com/

Email: meredith@prostarcoach.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/meredithmbell

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meredithmbell

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MeredithMBell

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Sep 25, 2016

Dr. Michele Summers Colon is the author of Body Wisdom: 10 Weeks to Transformation So You Can Get and Feel Healthy Again. She is also a physician, entrepreneur, yoga instructor, and a motivational speaker offering workshops and online courses based on her book. Dr. Colon hopes to inspire women to live happier, healthier lives that honor their own bodies, wants, and desires. She is a holistic podiatrist in Southern California and lives with her daughter in a suburb east of Los Angeles, California where she hikes and practices yoga.

Playing Small Moment 

Michele was bullied during her formative years and she let that stop her from doing the things she loved. When she opened her shoe business she had thoughts about not being good enough and was worried about what people would think. But she worked really hard to get through it. 

The Wake Up Call

Michele’s wake up call came when she paid off all of her student loans. She realized she didn’t have to be in debt forever and she could accomplish big goals.

Style of Leadership

Michele leads by example. She finds the way that works for her and then teaches it to others. 

What Are You Excited About?

Michele is excited about her new podcast, Body Wisdom with Dr. Michele.

Current Business Challenge

Michele finds it challenging to build her team. She is figuring out how many team members she needs and how to best utilize the specific talents each team member has.

What Does Your Business Support System Look Like?

Michele has a business coach that provides support and consistently takes her to the next level. She also feels supported by her mastermind groups, her friends and her family.   

Leadership Practice

Michele has developed the important practice of deep listening.

Book to Develop Leadership

Tribes by Seth Godin  

Advice For Younger Self

“Just go for it. Don’t worry about what other people think.”   

Inspirational Quote

The secret of leadership is simple. Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow.” ~ Seth Godin

Links

Website: http://www.drmichele.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/yogawithdrmichele

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/doctormichele

Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/in/drmichelecolon

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/drmichele

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Zebralove Web SolutionsYour website tells a story about your business! At Zebralove Web Solutions, Milly and her team are going to make sure your website tells the story you want your customers to hear. Connect with Milly at zebralovewebsolutions.com to create the impression you want to make!

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Sep 23, 2016

Over the last several bonus episodes we’ve been talking about all the things that get in the way of you being and showing up as who you really are: that unique, powerful, capable person who is going full-steam after their biggest goals with passion and enthusiasm.

Now that you know who you don't want to be, and who you are not, let's get to who you really are.

"Find out who you are and be that person. That's what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come." ~ Ellen DeGeneres

As we discussed in the previous bonus episodes you may have been at the mercy of your stress reactions for so long that you are not really sure who you are anymore, though you may see glimpses of that person, but there are ways to get there.

A good place to start is your values. Your values are at the core of who you are.

Without thought your values guide you through your day-to-day life. You know you, or anyone else for that matter, has honored your values when you feel really great about them or something you did or a decision you made.

We are often attracted to those who share our values. We have thoughts like, “They get me” or “they get it.” We pick up on the shared values and feel like we’ve found another member of our tribe.

And guess what? You will also know when you or someone else has dishonored one of your values. You will immediately become upset.

Whenever something bothers me I quickly do what I call a "Values Scan" to see which value or values have been infringed upon. Once I have that awareness I do what's in my power to put it right.

You do not want to achieve success while dishonoring your values. Those who try usually sacrifice their health or relationships to do so.

Think of people who go to work every day to a job they hate. They know something is wrong but they convince themselves they don't have a choice in the matter. So they start overeating or drinking, or gambling or...you fill in the blank.

They go from Cocooning to The Amazon Warrior to tolerating…exhausting!

Chronic disease is also prevalent among those that know their life is not on track.

Do you have any idea how many clients who started working with me who had arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia‎ or some other debilitating condition?

Their body had been screaming at them for years but the good news is they made a decision and are doing something about it now. Uncovering what their values are and honoring those values as a priority alleviates some if not all of their suffering.

Living a life in accordance with your values will strengthen you. You will feel more confident, peaceful and fulfilled in the work and activities you engage in.

Are you ready to get at your core values?

I have a worksheet that you can use to identify your top values.

Once you know what your values are, and who you are at your core, you can use them to guide you in any decision you need to make.

Whenever you are faced with a new decision ask yourself, “What choice will honor my highest values?”

Thank you so much for listening and if you need help working through the values exercise or figuring out how to apply it to your life, business or current situation don’t hesitate to reach out to me at Jodi@womentakingthelead.com or through any social platform.

Have an amazing day and here’s to your success!

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Sep 21, 2016

Jessica Philippe is the founder of Uptrovert, a blog dedicated to helping introverts succeed without losing out on the magic of actually being an introvert. She’s currently focused on helping introverted entrepreneurs who thought they could start a successful business alone, to get over that fantasy and instead build a network they can rely on. When she isn’t helping other introverts kick ass at being themselves, Jessica is also a mom, scientist, gardener, and adventurer living in Vermont.

Playing Small Moment 

After attending a conference and feeling confident about her performance, people back at the office inferred Jessica should never have been invited―her invitation was only because no one else could go. Jessica started to believe what her colleagues were saying and it took her many years to move past it.

The Wake Up Call

When Jessica realized her sense of place was important to her, she took the necessary steps to continue living in Vermont. She started looking for inspiration outside of her traditional career and found opportunities everywhere.

Style of Leadership

Jessica leads by doing, and by setting an example that it is OK to try new things. That is what makes people follow her.

What Are You Excited About?

Jessica is excited about putting together a portfolio of tools for introverts. She wants to take fears and weaknesses and turn them into something positive. She would like to facilitate meaningful conversations.     

Current Business Challenge

Jessica’s business challenge is finding balance in her life. She is so excited about Uptrovert that she wants to work on it all day, every day; but Jessica knows she needs to take her time because she is in for the long haul.

Your Business Support System

Jessica’s husband has been amazing at picking up the slack when she gets excited about a new class or her new business. Also, she now has a coach she can trust.

Leadership Practice

Jessica always does basic background research on people she is going to meet with, in order to give her a sense of who they are. 

Book to Develop Leadership

Start with Why by Simon Sinek  

Advice For Younger Self

“Don’t listen to the people who are trying to get you to slow down!” and “Listen to your mother when she tells you that you can do anything you put your mind to.”      

Inspirational Quote

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~ Marianne Williamson

Links

Web: http://uptrovert.com/

Email: jessica@uptrovert.com

Find more resources at http://womentakingthelead.com

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Jewel's Custom BooksEvery child wants to be the hero of their own story! With a Jewel’s Custom Book your child plays the central role in every book, bringing joy and delight when they hear their name and those of their family and friends. Visit jewelscustombooks.com to make your child the STAR of the show!

Zebralove Web SolutionsYour website tells a story about your business! At Zebralove Web Solutions, Milly and her team are going to make sure your website tells the story you want your customers to hear. Connect with Milly at zebralovewebsolutions.com to create the impression you want to make!

Sep 18, 2016

Stacy Tuschl is an Entrepreneur and Business Performance Strategist. She started her first business in her parents’ backyard at the age of 18, and turned that company into a 7 figure business. She is the author of the book, Is Your Business Worth Saving?, where she reveals proven strategies for pulling entrepreneurs out of a rut and launching them toward business success, and the host of the top-rated podcast Business Rescue Road Map.

Playing Small Moment

Stacy realized she had been playing small by only looking within the dance industry for inspiration for her business. It wasn’t until she started branching out that she realized how much more was available to her. 

The Wake Up Call

Stacy reached a level of success with her dance studio that she never thought was possible. She was nervous to extend her business reach even further. It wasn’t until a contractor told her she needed her Facebook page up and running that she overcame her fear of branching out to reach even more success. 

Style of Leadership

Stacy understands she is leading leaders. She encourages her team to work on personal development so the entire group can take the company to the next level of success.

What Are You Excited About?

Stacy is excited about her Level Up Facebook community and group coaching program.    

Current Business Challenge

Stacy always focuses on marketing and building her brand, so as her business grows she needs to add employees. She says it’s challenging to hire new team members while she is in the rushed mode of needing someone quickly.

What Does Your Business Support System Look Like?

Stacy has 40 members in her team. They allow her to work on the business and not in the business. She is able to work on things that matter the most to her business and delegate everything else. 

Leadership Practice

Stacy reaches out to every employee, every month using her popsicle stick method.

Book to Develop Leadership

Good Leaders Ask Good Questions by John Maxwell  

Advice For Younger Self

“You are the average of the 5 people you surround yourself with.”     

Inspirational Quote

“Don’t be the smartest person in the room.”

Links

Web: http://www.stacytuschl.com

Facebook: http://www.leveluptribe.com

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/StacyTuschl

Business Rescue Road Map Podcast: http://businessrescueroadmap.com/

Text: Levelup to 24587

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Sep 14, 2016

Jen Hemphill helps busy ambitious women transform their finances from being overwhelming to bringing joy, simplicity, and confidence. She is a Motivational Money Coach, an AFC® (Accredited Financial Counselor) and the host of Her Money Matters Podcast. When she's not talking money, she enjoys photography, coffee, chocolate, traveling, working out and spending time with her husband and two boys.

Playing Small Moment

At the beginning of her journey, Jen didn’t listen to her own intuition. She allowed the opinions and coaching of others to influence her initial business practices, because she didn’t feel confident enough to follow her own instincts.   

The Wake Up Call

A few years ago, Jen found herself  down in the dumps about many things in her life. Her husband’s pep talk taught her to celebrate the things that were successes, and so she didn’t have time to focus on what didn’t happen.

Style of Leadership

Jen strives to step into other people’s shoes to see things from their perspective. Empathy helps her to lead. 

What Are You Excited About?

Jen is super-excited about her Fearless Money Sisterhood Program. It is a new, affordable program that is a go-to source for women seeking money guidance.    

Current Business Challenge

Jen is in the process of building a team and is finding some challenges in taking it to the next level. Her business will be morphing from being centered around direct coaching to a membership-based model.

Business Support System

Jen’s family has been really supportive and her business friends offer business support, because they have been where she is and understand.

Leadership Practice

Jen takes one day a week to make sure she practices self-care. It helps her to disconnect and quiet the clutter in her head.

Book to Develop Leadership

How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie  

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, by Marshall Goldsmith 

Advice For Younger Self

Believe in yourself, being positive is not enough.    

Inspirational Quote

“If you are not willing to risk the unusual you will have to settle for the ordinary.” ~Jim Rohn

Links

Web: http://jenhemphill.com/community

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JenHemphill

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Sep 12, 2016

I am excited and honored to do a couple sponsor introductions to the newest (and first!) sponsors of Women Taking the lead, Zebralove Web Solutions and Jewel's Custom Books!

Meet Milly Welsh

Milly Welsh is mom to 3 young daughters. When she's not helping businesses create websites and make them easily found she's getting dirty in her garden or making pottery.

Zebralove Web Solutions
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https://www.facebook.com/zebraloveweb

Meet Robin Bates

Robin and her husband Marc are foster-to-adopt parents. They have adopted 2 of their 3 children - all under the age of 5. She is busy but she loves every minute of it!

Jewel's Custom Books
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Sep 11, 2016

Caroline Greene is a recovering lawyer, chronic overachiever, and two-time Amazon best-selling author of MATTER: How to Find Meaningful Work That’s Right for You and Your Family and NEXT: How to Start a Successful Business That’s Right for You and Your Family. As a life and business coach, Caroline helps determined moms build businesses –and whole lives– that truly matter to them.

Playing Small Moment

Caroline’s playing small moment happened when she realized she didn’t value herself enough to allow other people to love her. Caroline didn’t have the tools to see her own shortcomings.

The Wake Up Call

While pregnant with her second child, Caroline experienced a hormone shift―which she calls a deep darkness. Her aha moment came when she caught herself in the mirror and saw an exhausted, resentful, sad person. It was this vision that caused her dark cloud to start lifting.

Style of Leadership

Caroline leads through honesty and compassion.

Current Business Challenge

Caroline has had amazing results in helping women to launch their businesses. Her challenge is making sure that her ideal client is ready to make a holistic shift and to get them to realize their business is part of their divine journey.    

What Are You Excited About?

Caroline’s idea to help women connect to their business and connect it to their faith is what has her really excited right now.

Business Support System

Caroline is not afraid to outsource chores and jobs she doesn't enjoy or have time for, so that she can show up completely for her clients.

Leadership Practice

“Live it to give it” is the leadership practice she uses to keep her integrity in check.

Book to Develop Leadership

Steering by Starlight by Martha Beck  

Advice For Younger Self

“Trust yourself.”    

Inspirational Quote

“Anything worth doing is worth doing badly.” ~ G.K. Chesterton

Links

Web: http://carolinegreenecoaching.com/

Email: Caroline@carolinegreenecoaching.com use NEXT in the subject line for a free copy of the book.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carolinegreenecoaching

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DeterminedMoms

Instagram: http://instagram.com/determined_moms

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/carolinekgreene/

 

Find more resources at https://womentakingthelead.com

Sep 9, 2016

This episode represents the last of three bonus episodes that I have dedicated to talking about who we are not. Namely, out alter-ego that has a tendency to appear when we are under stress.

I introduced the concept of the alter-ego in Bonus Episode 18, Defining Who You Are Starts With Who You Are Not, and dove into two of the most common stress reactions in Bonus Episode 19, Common Stress Reactions That Derail You [Part 1].

In this episode I’m going to give an overview of two other common stress reactions and what you can do if you choose not to utilize these reactions in any given moment. I say choose because I want to underline that there is no right or wrong in how you respond to stress it’s just that some reactions will move you toward your goals while others will move you away from your goals.

Tolerating/coping: The Chameleon 

While this stress reaction is much more agreeable and feels better than shutting down or over-reacting, if you constantly choose this method of dealing with stress you will never be truly happy. This is the stress reaction of choosing your battles but you must choose wisely.

While tolerating and coping are great short-term strategies they are debilitating long-term strategies.

For example, if you had guests coming for the weekend you're not likely to bring up and address every little thing they do that doesn't follow house rules or just plain gets on your nerves. They are there for a short time and the goal is to make your guests comfortable and for everyone to have a good time.

So, you tell yourself they just don't know better, you put it aside and move on.

However, if these guests are building a new home and out of the graciousness of your heart you offered to have them live with you for 3-6 months it would be a different story. In this instance you would be better off using a different strategy:  having a conversation up front about house rules, expectations and strategies of dealing with conflict.

But many of us don't think to set expectations in advance. You see, we have been raised to be The Chameleon.

Listen in to identify where The Chameleon is showing up in your life and if you're interested in identifying all the areas of toleration in your life I’ve got a worksheet that can help you with that.  

Focusing on Others: The Superhero Syndrome

Oh, how I love to help others. It makes me feel so good to solve other people's problems, give them a helping hand, and take some of the stress off their shoulders.

I especially love it when I don't want to deal with my own projects and problems. 

Being able to focus on someone else for a while takes the attention off what's causing me stress in my own life. This is a sure-fire way for me to feel better for a little while.

The problem is while I'm off saving the day for someone else my own stuff gets neglected: my business, my home, my finances, my health, etc.

All you current and recovering people-pleasers, are you with me?!

Tell me if this sounds familiar. It starts as you giving out of the generosity of your own heart. You see a need that you know you can take care of and your instinct is to take care of it. Because that's you, your a giving person. It's part of your identity. 

So you swoop in and contribute your time, energy and/or resources and it is so appreciated and makes a difference that you light up on the inside. It's like a drug. You get a jolt of the feel-goods so you do it again. And it starts to become a regular thing. So regular that other people stop relating to it as a gift that you generously, and with sacrifice to your own needs, give - and they start taking it for granted.

Now it's no longer a gift, it's an obligation and obligations don't make you feel good they make you feel burdened. But if you stopped giving people would wonder what's wrong with you, what made you so upset. And that's not you. You're not the type of person that takes things away just because you’re upset. That's childish and you’re not childish.

This is now a crisis to your identity. Continue to give resentfully or take it away and risk your reputation as a helpful, giving, generous person. So now you are on the hunt for any semi-valid excuse for why you can no longer give what's expected of you.

I mean, you can't possible just come out and say it no longer works for you to give or heaven forbid...ask to be recognized and appreciated for what you give. Heavens to Betsy, who the hell does that?!

All the while your own needs, your projects and your mission in life take a back seat - only to be given attention when there are deadlines, emergencies or wake-up calls.

And the saga continues. Cue the music.

Or maybe this is your wake-up call.

Listen in to hear more about The Superhero Syndrome and how you can prevent it from taking over your life.

Managing Your Alter-Ego

If it helps you to name your alter-ego, draw it, journal about it, or write a song about it. The more aware you are of this part of you the more power you will have over it.

When you know the thoughts, feelings and behaviors you have when your alter-ego has taken over - and what triggers those reactions - the better you will be at catching your alter-ego before it has done too much damage and you can handle the situation from there.

Trust me, knowing is half the battle. You are going to feel like a whole new woman as you start working through this process.

If you want help identifying your stress reactions I have an assessment I use with my clients that gets to the heart of the stress reactions that are running the show and keeping them from hitting their goals.

Just go to https://womentakingthelead.com/assessment/ to get more information and buy it if it’s the right next step for you.

Let me know what you thought of this episode and if you see your chameleon or superhero coming out in response to stress.

 

For more resources go to https://womentakingthelead.com

Sep 7, 2016

PJ Jonas is a business owner, goat-wrangler, entrepreneur, and mother. After getting goats to provide healthy milk for her eight children, she decided to put some excess milk into a batch of handmade soap. That decision was the beginning of Goat Milk Stuff, a growing goat milk products business that has been featured on The Today Show, The Doctors, The Huckabee Show, and in “O”, the Oprah Magazine. What started with an initial small batch of soap, has expanded into a host of goat milk items such as goat milk soaps, cheeses, candies, fudge, gelato and more. It’s a team effort to keep the farm running, make and ship all the products, and welcome visitors to the farm. PJ’s husband, eight children (aged 9 to 19), and six full-time employees, all work hard to promote the goodness of goat milk.

Playing Small Moment

In 2008, PJ realized she had some momentum going in the business, but it was not enough income to allow her husband to leave his job―unless, the family made some cutbacks and sacrifices. The entire family voted to pitch in and give up small pleasures to help invest in the family business. 

The Wake Up Call

PJ’s wake up call came when she realized the family’s existing 3 acre farm was not going to be big enough to support their growing business. When the family bought a 36 acre farm with a lot of traffic, they decided to open up their farm to visitors.

Style of Leadership

PJ wants her employees and family to know it’s okay to make mistakes, and to strive to be better through continuous improvement. 

Current Business Challenge

PJ is finding it difficult to identify good employees. Her challenge is to make better hiring decisions.   

What Are You Excited About?

A new kitchen building and a machine milking parlor are the latest projects for Goat Milk Stuff. PJ is excited to be increasing her company’s product line with food products, in addition to soaps and body products. 

What Does Your Business Support System Look Like?

PJ’s business support system is her family at the moment. She is interested in getting an outside perspective from other entrepreneurs, but doesn’t want to sacrifice her lifestyle. 

Leadership Practice 

Continuous learning is something PJ does in order to be the best leader she can be. 

Book to Develop Leadership

Lady on the Hill by Howard E. Covington 

Advice For Younger Self

“Don’t be in such a rush.”   

Inspirational Quote

“I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the more I work, the more I have of it.” ~Thomas Jefferson

Links

Free Gift: http://www.goatmilkstuff.com/womensoap.html

Web: http://goatmilkstuff.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/goatmilkstuff

Twitter: https://twitter.com/goatmilkstuff

 

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Sep 4, 2016

While working in the television industry, Marie Sola excelled at new business development and relationship building. Her entrepreneurial spirit inspired her to start her own company (Crocker Marketing, Inc.), which led to her creating the –

New England Emmy nominated television show The Maine Dish and The Maine Kids Show.

Following her work in the television industry, Marie worked internationally for the premiere networking group, of more than 20,000 CEOs around the world, Young Presidents’ Organization.

Deciding that she is the best boss she has ever had, Marie took the leap to go back and work for herself, founding Shasta Concepts LLC and Daughters of Change™. Combining her love of developing grassroots projects with her passion for social entrepreneurship, Marie’s work focuses on businesses with a conscience.

Playing Small Moment 

When Marie watched the planes hit the twin towers on 9/11, she felt compelled to take action. She organized the United Maine Lobster Feed and along with many Maine breweries, she was able to organize food for the emergency workers at “the pile”. To this day, it is one of the most significant days in her life, with a clear message to make her time on this earth count.

 

The Wake Up Call

Marie had always worked for other people’s passions and pocketbooks, which she knew didn’t mesh with her core themes. Marie had a wake up call when her teenage son admitted to not sharing something with her, “because she was working”, to make her take the leap and to start off on her own.       

Style of Leadership

Marie believes you must inspire and empower the people you lead by stripping down your ego and giving them a voice.

Current Leadership Challenge

Marie’s biggest challenge has been creating a business model for an abstract idea. She grapples with defining and focusing on what she needs to do first. 

What Are You Excited About?

Marie is currently working on what will be Maine’s largest public awareness and education campaign on domestic violence —Take Action Maine. 

What Does Your Business Support System Look Like?

A supportive partner can make all the difference when taking the big leap to do what you love.   

Leadership Practice

Meditation is essential to Marie. The time she takes to slow down and gather herself keeps her from being scattered.

Book to Develop Leadership

Conscious Capitalism by John Mackey  

Advice For Younger Self

“Do it sooner, don’t agonize over the small stuff and take the leap.” 

Inspirational Quote

“If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough” ~

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia

Links

Web: http://www.daughtersofchange.com

Email: msola@daughtersofchange.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/daughtersofchange

 

Find more resources at https://womentakingthelead.com

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