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Velvet Machete Leadership Podcast with Amber Hurdle

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Bombshell Business Podcast with Amber Hurdle
Driven women business owners and leaders passionately improve the lives of their families, employees, communities and the customers they serve. These female professionals join Amber Hurdle each week as she uses her experience working with international celebrities, Fortune 100 companies and small businesses to show women how to increase their self-awareness, build their confidence, improve their communication, and ultimately ground themselves in their personal power. Through strong company cultures, branding, marketing, networking, business systems and smart employee practices, women in business can and will change the world.
The Best of Episode (162)
In this episode we showcase some of our most popular guests from 2022 and highlight their answer to the question I ask at the end of each episode: “What parting piece of advice would you give a Bombshell: a bold, brave, unwaveringly confident woman in business?” Tune in to hear the wisdom for the following episodes: Personal Development Cannot Happen Without Personal Disruption with Pauline Nguyen (120) Personal Growth as the Path to Personal Power with Annie Holcombe (148) Creative Careers: Making a Living with Your Ideas with Jeff Madoff (142) From Impoverished Immigrant to Successful IT Bombshell Business Owner with Alejandrina Aguilar (156) Surviving and Thriving Through an Economic Downturn with Tom Park (139) The 5 Step Formula to Moving Past “Failure” with Tiffany Napper (138) The Magic of Surrender with Kute Blackson (154) Up Your Leadership Game with EQ with Kathleen Riessen (136) Growing Your Brand with a “Wow” Factor with Robin Craigen of Moving Mountains (147) Where Business Strategy Meets Economics with Dr. Mary Kelly (133) Get Out of My Head with Andrew McConnell (127) Gender Equity and Empowering Women with Jane Finette (124) Money Mindset Madness with Chana Mason (119) We can’t wait to record some new episodes with the amazingly talented guests we have lined up for you. Tune in on the website, on your favorite listening app or check it out on YouTube! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 09 Feb 2023 10:00:00 -0000
A Never Give Up Mindset with Rebecca Lombardo (161)
Today, marketing pro Rebecca Lombardo shares her story of tenacity and continuous self growth that eventually led her to realizing her dreams. Rebecca shares: How pushing through for just one more day landed her in LA working her dream job Her process of breaking through a limited mindset and getting out of her own way The aha moment that led her to branching out on her own entrepreneurial journey How she and her business partner leveraged their individual strengths to build a unique, trustworthy brand from day one Her journey in building a new way of booking online travel that ensures guest satisfaction To hear more of Rebecca’s amazing story and how to find your own success path, tune in on your favorite listening app, on the website, or watch it on YouTube! About Rebecca Lombardo Rebecca went from being unemployed, homeless, sleeping in her car at 30 years old to standing in Jackson Hewitt, Kraft Heinz and Revlon boardrooms in Manhattan giving the CEOs marketing advice. She now has an amazing husband and 2 boys and co-founded a company. Tra-la-la! Also, Rebecca was one of NBC news' first backpacking journalists to Africa in 2002, went to Ukraine teaching writing, and then Japan for Yahoo Travel...She is also the fiction author of Finding Cover. Connect with Rebecca Email: rebecca@bluecedarpartners.com Website: https://theonehundredcollection.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccabredholt/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebeccalombardo/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 02 Feb 2023 10:00:00 -0000
Create Abundance with A Spending Plan with Mikelann Valterra (160)
In today’s episode money coach Mikelann Valterra shares her tools and processes to help you take control of your finances, become financially clear and focused, and thrive. Together we explore the following concepts: Why is a personalized spending plan the ultimate tool to creating a life you love? What is your money autobiography? What are the three main types of money personalities? What is “money fog” and why does it cause so much financial anxiety? How does high earning trap people (golden handcuffs) in the “money life drain” and what is the way out? What does “financial elegant simplicity” mean and how does it supercharge your money life? Why is having an engaging hobby or passion—like Tango—a key to enjoying your life, and how do you find the financial resources for it? To learn more about the emotional and psychological effects money has on all of us, tune in on your favorite listening app, on the website, or watch it on YouTube! Links & Mentioned Resources Free E-book: 7 Step process “How to stop stressing about money & create a life you love” About Mikelann Valterra Mikelann is an author, keynote speaker and money coach who helps women transform their relationship with money to create a life they love. For over 20 years, she has been a thought leader in the field of Financial Psychology. Her strong background in emotional intelligence, paired with her practical money strategies enable her clients to consciously design their life, while escaping financial stress and anxiety. When she’s not working with clients, you can find Mikelann on the dance floor, indulging her love of Argentine Tango. Connect with Mikelann Email: mikelann@seattlemoneycoach.com Website: https://www.seattlemoneycoach.com/contact/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MikelannSeattleMoneyCoach Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seattlemoneycoach/ Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mikelann YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SeattleMoneyCoach Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/seattlemoneycoach LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikelannvalterra/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 26 Jan 2023 04:00:00 -0000
Leverage Your Strengths as a Minority Woman Executive with Martha Aviles (159)
In today’s episode high-tech marketer Martha Aviles shares her story to give other women, especially minorities, the encouragement to continue pushing forward in their careers - even when it seems impossibly hard. Our discussion dives deeper into: How to acknowledge your own self-worth as an employee and negotiate pay raises. She explains how she once asked her supervisor for a 30% pay raise – and got it. How to “operate scared” and to speak up and present your worth through facts and accomplishments. How she broke the glass ceiling as a Latina in technology to become a top executive in the hot Austin tech scene. How to be bold and not look back. Martha had to leave her dream job after being forced to lay off 70% of her staff due to the oil and gas industry tanking. What opportunities are available for women – especially minority women – in technology, and why she thinks more women don’t take advantage of them.  To learn more about the value of empathy and self-worth, and how to be fierce yet professional, tune in on your favorite listening app, on the website, or watch it on YouTube! About Martha Aviles Martha Aviles is VP of Marketing at Austin-based Talroo, the data-driven job and hiring event advertising platform that helps businesses reach the candidates they need to build their essential workforce. With 20 years of high-tech marketing experience in SaaS, semiconductor, networking, and network security at start-ups, private, and public companies, she is a fierce marketing leader. Martha has a gift for building and growing high-performance marketing teams, corporate brands, and inspiring thought leadership. Her extensive experience includes lead generation, integrated marketing, product marketing, digital marketing, public relations, brand management, analyst relations, and crisis communications. In addition, she has successfully led through 20+ mergers and acquisitions, including managing several integration and acquisition exits. Prior to joining Talroo, Martha held senior leadership roles in marketing at RigUp (now Workrise) and Enverus, both of which have reached Unicorn status in Austin. Martha is an MBA graduate from the University of Texas and holds a BBA from Texas A&M University. Connect with Martha https://www.linkedin.com/in/maviles/ maviles@talroo.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 19 Jan 2023 04:00:00 -0000
New Year Intentions for 2023 & What to Leave Behind in 2022 (158)
Let’s talk about the five things you should add for a successful year and talk about the five things you need to leave behind in 2022! Five things to leave behind in 2022 #1. Leave behind at least one person who takes energy and doesn’t give energy to you. #2. Leave behind at least one activity that moves you away from your goals. #3. Leave behind at least one belief that has no evidence to support it. #4. Leave behind at least one habit that keeps you from being your best. #5. Leave behind at least one tool or expense you don’t use or need. When you leave these five things behind it will open up space for the people and opportunities that align with your values, needs, and life’s goals. Five things to establish for a successful 2023 Next up, we cover the five things you can establish for a successful new year. Meaning if you decide on these things, it will give you inspiration and practical direction to tackle your new year in a way that supports who you want to become and what you want to accomplish. I have gone through this process every year for more years than I can count, will share my own five things and I hope you can find value in one or more of these. Pick your word of the year. Pick your mantra for the year. Pick your song of the year. Create a vision board. Create goals. And yes! This process works. My years don’t always go exactly as planned, but I always end up grateful for the continuous progress afforded to me year after year because I was intentional. I hope the same for you. Happy new year! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 12 Jan 2023 10:00:00 -0000
Turn Your Passions into Profits with Matt McWilliams (157)
This episode features my friend of many years, Matt McWilliams, who is the undisputed king of affiliate marketing, at least in my corner of the internet. That’s why I loved sharing his actionable advice in such simple and understandable ways. In this episode, we talk about: How to gain clarity on the exact steps it takes to start, grow, and monetize your online platform. How to ​build up the confidence necessary to share your message with the world. ​ Why you deserve to create a good income doing what you love, and How to acquire the tools and strategies needed to succeed with an online business and build your own online platform. If you are looking for a way to create an income online or are looking for a way to create other income streams in a highly strategic way, this episode is for you! Tune in on your favorite listening app, on the website, or watch it on YouTube! About Matt McWilliams Matt McWilliams is a four-time affiliate manager of the year who helps online business owners make money as an affiliate and leverage the power of affiliate partners to grow their businesses. Entrepreneurs and companies such as Tony Robbins and Dean Graziosi, Shark Tank's Kevin Harrington, Stu McLaren, Adidas, Ryan Levesque, Lewis Howes, Shutterfly, Michael Hyatt, and Jeff Walker have trusted Matt McWilliams to run their affiliate programs and coach their affiliate teams. Connect with Matt Matt’s Toolbox: https://www.mattmcwilliams.com/toolbox Matt’s Website + Free Gift: https://www.mattmcwilliams.com/mmcfirst100optin Links & Resources Pre-order Matt’s new book, Passion Into Profits: https://passionsintoprofitsbook.com/amber Episode 119: Money Mindset with Chana Mason https://amberhurdle.com/money-mindset-madness-with-chana-mason-119/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 22 Dec 2022 10:00:00 -0000
From Impoverished Immigrant to Successful IT Bombshell Business Owner with Alejandrina Aguilar (156)
Alejandrina Aguilar came from a very low-income background and started working at the age of five years old in Mexico. Her mother went to the U.S. before her to make a better life for her, as she waited years for her mother to earn enough money for her daughter to join her. “Allie” endured significant challenges to become the Bombshell Business Woman she is today, owning an IT firm and serving on multiple boards in the largest urban economy in Florida and the 12th largest in the U.S., Miami…in a male-dominated industry, no less. She shares her story with you to prove that you can achieve anything you set your mind to. Yet as inspiring as her story is, we also get into her area of expertise: information technology. She breaks down her basic checklist of what any business should receive from its IT provider. Allie says the goal is to manage and maintain instead of breaking and fixing, as the solution often costs far more than the maintenance. “Recovering is harder than protecting,” Allie touts, and she is specific about how things can spiral out of control without a solid IT foundation. I met Alejandrina and her fabulous mom at one of the events I spoke at in Miami in 2022 and was instantly drawn her to subtle confidence. You know I’m BIG on owning your personal power, and Allie offers that in spades, despite all of the obstacles she faced. If you are looking for one-part incredible inspiration and one-part actional business advice, this episode is for you! As always, you can tune in on the website and check out the show notes, listen on your favorite podcast app, or watch it on YouTube. About Alejandrina Aguilar Alejandrina founded Stellar IT Solutions in 2016. Since then, her team has provided professional and innovative IT services and solutions for businesses throughout South Florida. Allie is committed to excellence and goes above and beyond to provide her clients with the top-level support and service they deserve. Outside of Stellar IT, Allie serves as treasurer for the Women’s Miami-Dade County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She also sits on the advisory council for Code/Art and the advisory Board for women for Success. Connect with Alejandrina Aguilar Website: www.StellarIT.net LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alejandrina-aguilar/ LinkedIn Company Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/company/stellaritsolutionsmiami Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stellaritmiami Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stellaritsolutions/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 15 Dec 2022 10:00:00 -0000
Embracing a Community of Leadership and Belonging with Nina Simons (155)
You won’t want to miss this episode where my guest, Nina Simons, engages us in a fascinating discussion on leadership that is probably unlike one you’ve experienced before. I’m throwing out floaties to those who need them because we are swimming in the deep end this entire episode! (My favorite!) Some takeaways from this chat include: How to step into leadership by surrounding yourself with other women leaders so you can support and accelerate each other’s learning. (And men need this, too! It’s not always a “good ol boy’s club.” It could be strong male bonds that are needed as much as women need to support women!) What leading with diversity and equity at the forefront looks like, and how belonging is such an easy offer to extend. What relational intelligence is and how prioritizing relationships in designing and planning projects and outcomes is critical for success. Carl Jung’s feminine vs. masculine energy concept and how our society has historically devalued the qualities we associate with feminine and hyper-value the qualities we associate with masculine, despite the fact we all have both. What has changed since the pandemic, and how our illusion of certainty and security was ripped away. What Bioneers is up to by guiding the healing of our relationships with ourselves, each other, and the Earth… …plus SO much more. This episode is a must-listen-to for any woman who struggles with limiting beliefs and any man who wants to better understand the history of women and how we have arrived at where we are today emotionally and psychologically. Tune in on the website, on your favorite listening app, or check it out on YouTube! About Nina Simons As co-founder and Chief Relationship of Bioneers.org, Nina Simons draws on her extensive experience with multicultural leadership development in her work as a social entrepreneur, producer, and culture worker passionate about reinventing leadership, restoring the feminine, and establishing racial, gender, and environmental equity. She is the author of the award-winning second edition of Nature, Culture & the Sacred: A Woman Listens for Leadership, which is available in paperback, kindle, and audiobooks. She has experience in non-profit, for-profit, and philanthropic organizations, so I am so happy to share her knowledge and comprehensive perspective with you today. Connect with Nina Simons LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nina-simons/ Amazon Author Profile: https://www.amazon.com/Nina-Simons/e/B07NJJG7FF%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share Nina’s Website: https://www.ninasimons.com/ Bioneer’s Website: https://bioneers.org/peoples/nina-simons/ Buy Nina’s Book, Nature, Culture and the Sacred: A Woman Listens For Leadership https://tinyurl.com/45fy3umn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 08 Dec 2022 11:00:00 -0000
The Magic of Surrender with Kute Blackson (154)
Best-selling author and transformational speaker, Kute Blackson teaches us the art of surrender through his own story and observations from working with countless people seeking a greater purpose. He talks about the lies we tell ourselves that keep us from our greatness, as well as why pain can be a powerful teacher. Pointing out how many of us want a baked cake without putting it in the oven, Kute offers the following solid advice to navigate the big questions : Stop seeking your purpose. (You read that right…keep reading…) Instead, move in the direction you love, and the next step will be revealed. Passion is not enough - develop a skill. Look at the skills that you have and what problems you are uniquely suited to solve. Money is a function for adding value - solving a pain, problem, or challenge is the path to earning money. Find a group of people you feel an affinity and a connection to. About Kute Blackson KUTE BLACKSON is a beloved inspirational speaker and transformational teacher. He speaks at countless events he organizes around the world as well as at outside events, including A-Fest, YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization), and EO (Entrepreneurs’ Organization). He is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council, a select group of one hundred of the world’s foremost authorities in the personal development industry. Winner of the 2019 Unity New Thought Walden Award, Blackson is widely considered a next-generation leader in the field of personal development. His mission is simple: To awaken and inspire people across the planet to access inner freedom, live authentically, and fulfill their true life’s purpose. Connect with Kute Blackson Website: www.kuteblackson.com Book + Free Gifts: www.themagicofsurrender.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kuteblacksonlovenow Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kuteblackson/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/kuteblackson YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/kuteblackson09 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kute-blackson-35755519/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 01 Dec 2022 12:00:00 -0000
Breaking Your Upper Limit Barrier with Sarah Walton (153)
Grab your favorite mug because you’re about to get a steamy cup of real talk poured from Sarah Walton, this episode’s guest. Together, we discuss: Common themes women in the business world. How rampant “high functioning codependency” is among women and how women do the invisible work to keep society functioning as we overglorify “selflessness.” Honoring anger as an indicator of a boundary violation. Why women in business plateau and what to do about it. How unspoken family rules act as barriers to our success. Tough relationship choices we have to make to stay on our paths to becoming. What the myth of “success” is for women in business. And more! Tune in on your favorite podcasting app, check out the show notes or watch it on YouTube. About Sarah Walton Sarah Walton is a business mentor who’s been featured on The Today Show, speaks at women’s conferences all over the world, and has helped hundreds of women start and grow businesses they LOVE. She honed her business building skills working with startups and large corporations where she managed a P&L worth hundreds of millions of dollars. She’s the host of the Game On Girlfriend Podcast, and she's known for her weekly "Coffee With Coach" streaming video conversations on Monday mornings. Sarah speaks across the nation has become the go-to source of inspiration, no-nonsense teaching and practical integration for women in business, ultimately putting more money in the hands of more women. Connect with Sarah Walton Get Sarah’s free Freedom Calculator - http://www.sarahwalton.com/freedom Website: https://sarahwalton.com/ Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/sarahwaltonpage Instagram: https://instagram.com/thesarahwalton Twitter: https://twitter.com/thesarahwalton YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SarahWalton1 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 16 Nov 2022 12:00:00 -0000
How a Bombshell Launched a Business & Crushed Sugar Addictions with Amanda Ament (152)
Talk about tenacity! Amanda Ament took seven years to bring her product SIMPLE bars to market with no cane sugar, no artificial sweeteners and no sugar alcohols, and she hasn’t looked back since! As a frequent traveler with MANY dietary restrictions I was an immediate fan girl! I met Amanda at a conference where her mentor shared her product from stage and I had a sample sitting in front of me, so I immediately asked her to be a guest on my podcast. Amanda, who is remarkably young, is on a mission to educate the masses on hidden sugars found in food products, how our society normalizes it, how its effect on our bodies is extreme, and on how many health problems it causes. She wants busy professionals and beyond to understand the positive impact of quitting sugar and moving towards clean eating to support our best livelihood! We cover everything from what she had to sort through to bring her product to market to the benefits of lowering sugar to live a healthier life without the downside of sugar binges. Use the code AMBER20 to receive 20% off all SIMPLE bars! (I get no commission. This is just a discount code for you!) Connect with Amanda Ament & SIMPLE Bars https://simplebars.com https://www.instagram.com/thesimplebars https://www.facebook.com/thesimplebars info@simplebars.com About Amanda Ament I eliminated sugar from my diet and struggled to find sugar-free snack bars, so I made my own. I realized I couldn’t be the only one trying to quit sugar or lower sugar intake, so I decided to make these bars available to others facing the same challenges. We are one of the first brands to use allulose and offer a clean label. Perfect for people struggling with sugar-related issues like hashimotos, diabetes but also simply looking to eat less sugar. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 10 Nov 2022 10:00:00 -0000
Becoming the Reigning Queen of the Guest Experience with Tyann Marcink Hammond (151)
Tyann Marcink Hammond has truly earned her title in the Vacation Rental Industry as the “Queen of the Guest Experience.” Generous with her knowledge, Tyann freely shares just how she is able to drive direct bookings, repeat bookings and even capture guests' passionate testimonials because their minds are blown by their experience with her two brands: Branson Family Retreats and Missouri Haus. But life would not be nearly full enough for this leader with remarkable bandwidth with just that! In addition to being a vacation rental owner and manager, she is a mom, a wife, and oh yeah…also a brilliant ambassador for Touch Stay digital welcome books, the co-host of The Guest Cast podcast, an industry leader and consultant, the co-creator of VR Mastered Vacation Rental Boot Camp, an author and speaker…and she still the juice to be a good friend, too! (Shew, girl!) My team member and I were recently able to enjoy one of Tyann’s pre-conference activities on behalf of Touch Stay, and I’m here to tell you that her “queen” title is legit. Her commitment to experiences is remarkable! One of the first in the industry to connect with me on a personal level, it’s been amazing getting to know and learn from this Bombshell, who is equally driven and pulled in a million directions as I am, and who still co-fosters a friendship that honors the ultra-busy lives we lead. Ok, so want a fun fact? Tyann and her husband, Nat, communicate with their guests TWENTY times between their booking and arrival, creating emotional connections and building brand trust with their guests along the way. So tune in to learn how to up your guest or customer experience in any industry by listening to this final episode in the Vacation Rental Takeover of The Bombshell Business Podcast! Connect with Tyann: https://www.twitter.com/tyanmarcink https://www.twitter.com/touchstay https://www.facebook.com/touchstay https://www.instagram.com/tyannmarcink https://www.instagram.com/touchstaywelcome https://www.linkedin.com/in/tyannmarcink https://www.linkedin.com/company/touch-stay Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tue, 25 Oct 2022 10:19:56 -0000
Leading with Love with Lauren Madewell of Auntie Belham Cabin Rentals (150)
If you’re not following Lauren Madewell, Chief Operating Officer of Auntie Belham's Cabin Rentals, on LinkedIn for her insightful posts and funny guest-facing videos, you are missing out! Her adorably on-brand campy (in the best way) guest videos both deepen the emotional connection with their brand while offering helpful guidance to make guest stays easier and less stressful. Never afraid to look goofy to share the love, she also takes her employee experience, her guest experience, her influence on the VR/STR industry, as well as her stewardship as a leader in the Great Smokey Mountain community, very seriously. Something clicked for her at the VRM Intel Women’s Summit in 2021, and the fire that was lit ignited an inferno of activity that has ultimately put this emerging industry leader on stage among industry power houses at this year’s VRMA International Conference. (Not too shabby for someone who wasn’t even on LinkedIn, the VR industry water cooler, even a year ago!) It’s been a JOY to watch Lauren in her becoming and to watch her love hard in all areas of her life. And of course, as a fellow Tennessean, I have mad respect for her commitment to true “southern hospitality,” as well as to honoring her ideal customer base by keeping vacations with Auntie Belham’s both affordable and magical for the average working class family. Tune in to get all of the warm fuzzies, along with ample business advice for any industry, as we continue the Vacation Rental Industry Takeover of The Bombshell Business Podcast! (Links in the comments!) Connect with Lauren Madewell LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-madewell-99bb68228/ Website: https://www.auntiebelhams.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mon, 24 Oct 2022 09:00:00 -0000
Take Your Vision to the Next Level with Alex Husner (149)
Cue: “This Girl is On Fire,” and THEN start this episode! Alex Husner, along with her partner in crime and our guest on episode 148, have taken the Vacation Rental Industry by storm! One of the many things I love about this Bombshell is she always operates in a spirit of continuous improvement and never settles, while taking others along with her as she elevates. Committing to and announcing the Alex & Annie Podcast at VRMA International 2021, she and Annie took a leap of faith that paid off, and are now coming back to VRMA 2022 hosting its first ever red carpet event for the “Homerunners” premier. She also was appointed as the Board Chair of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB, was recently appointed as CMO of Casago, a national VR brand, after achieving remarkable success as her beloved former local brand, Condo World, and was also recently appointed to the Vacation Rental Management Association's (VRMA) national board of directors. But no need to widen any door frames to get Alex’s head through them with all of this recent success! She is a dynamo, but she is humble and hungry, using her influence to serve others, spotlight the greatness in others and drive results for her company. Like I said in Annie’s episode preview, it was pretty hard to not get emotional in recent days as I had the inside scoop on how much fruit she was harvesting from her efforts. Tune in to this episode on your fav listening app, on the website or watch it on YouTube to see why I celebrate being in each other’s circle of trust. If you need a solid shove into what you are capable of? This episode is for you! Connect with Alex Husner Website: https://www.alexandanniepodcast.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-o-husner-%F0%9F%8C%8E-1844306/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sun, 23 Oct 2022 09:00:00 -0000
Personal Growth as the Path to Personal Power with Annie Holcombe (148)
Most people would describe Annie Holcombe as experienced, supportive and about as genuine as they come. This unassuming rock star came into my world, and let’s just say neither of us let the other go! We, along with her podcasting partner in Crime, Alex Husner, became fast friends, all fully committed to being women who support other women, while still cheering on the guys, too, of course! That’s why it’s been incredibly overwhelming for me to have a front row seat to her personal journey throughout the past year, watching how as her personal growth evolved, so did her personal power. Since launching the Alex & Annie Podcast, Annie increasingly dismissed where her comfort zone even was, which skyrotted her as a vacation rental authority and the podcast was featured as a Top 30 Hospitality Podcasts by the Global Hospitality Institute having been on air for less than a year!!! Join us as we have a transparent conversation about what it takes to go inward in order to shine your brightest outwardly. The week we recorded this, there were just so many wins for these two that my eyes might have leaked more than once. I think you will see what I saw in this Bombshell since the day I met her! Connect with Annie Holcombe LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annie-holcombe-vrgal/ Alex & Annie Podcast: https://www.alexandanniepodcast.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sat, 22 Oct 2022 09:00:00 -0000
Growing Your Brand with a “Wow” Factor with Robin Craigen of Moving Mountains (147)
Robin Craigen, CEO of Moving Mountains, is the perfect example of my branding philosophy that breaks brand success into three parts: personal brands, employer brands and business brands. You see, when leaders leverage their personal brands to uphold their company’s employer brand through communication, engagement and infusing the company’s culture into every aspect of operations, customers then enjoy a strengthened business brand experience, true to the heart and soul of the organization. It takes all three pieces working together for a company to find longstanding success. A true leader in his industry and community, Robin figured this out along the way, and now enjoys all of the benefits that come with an intentional focus in these key areas. Robin and his super star wife, Heather, have the best backstory that led them to where they are today: the leading luxury vacation rental management company in Colorado. (Just Google them and plenty of articles will say this for them.) I’m happy to rock the mic with him as he imparts his hard-earned wisdom while sharing it on the show. Their focus is on creating a “wow factor” for their guest experience, but they get there by investing in their team. Like many of us, Robin admits he probably learned the most about business the hard way, but this family business has always failed forward allowing them to enjoy consistently high net promoter scores and a direct booking rate of 70-80%. While this is the Vacation Rental Takeover Week of the Bombshell Business Podcast, truly anyone can learn from the “WOW” factor that is Moving Mountains! Connect with Robin Craigen and Moving Mountains: https://www.movingmountains.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/robincraigen/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Fri, 21 Oct 2022 10:38:08 -0000
The Best Teams Win with Better Talent (146)
In this episode I get to interview four key players on the Better Talent team, an outsourced talent acquisition team for the vacation rental industry who finds full-time, part-time, on-call, seasonal and contract workers to round out their customers’ people stacks and offers ongoing talent strategy and support through an easy, affordable, subscription-based model. Tune in as Steve Trover, Adam Tully, Stephanie Rounds and Corrie Baguio walk you through what best practices they use to attract talent on behalf of their customers. Of course, I asked all of the questions so YOU know what a first-class recruiting experience looks like so you can pull out the parts that are realistic for you to implement in your own hiring efforts. I also really dug into the importance of culture, and how each of them contribute to the Better Talent culture, so you can see what that looks like through the lens of both senior leaders and team members. Finally, I ask them to share the success factors the companies who routinely get the best talent share, as well as the key success factor for the most successful companies in general. And bottom line? The companies who have the best teams win. Connect with Better Talent Website: https://bettertalent.com LinkedIn: Better Talent Individual LinkedIn Profile: Steve Trover, Adam Tully, Stephanie Rounds & Corrie Baguio The Vacation Rental Industry Take Over Week We are showcasing some of my friends and a couple new friends between The Book Direct Show and the VRMA International Conference, so Bombshells can learn from some of the most innovative, flexible and authentic business people out there! From mindset to business modeling, culture, employer branding, marketing, leadership, personal growth, work-life balance, systems and beyond, anyone in any industry can benefit from these daily drops! We hope you enjoy these episodes as much as we enjoyed creating them! Here's the lineup: 🏠 Sarah Franzen, Natural Retreats (143) 🏠 RYAN LUKE, Luke Capital Group (144) 🏠 Natalie Palmer, Host With Natalie (145) 🏠 Steve Trover, Adam Tully, Stephanie Rounds & Corrie Baguio, Better Talent (146) 🏠 Robin Craigen, Moving Mountains (147) 🏠 Annie Holcombe🎙, Alex & Annie Podcast & Lexicon Travel Technologies (148) 🏠 Alex O. Husner 🌎, Alex & Annie Podcast & Casago (149) 🏠 Lauren Madewell, Auntie Belham’s Cabins of Gatlinburg (150) 🏠 Tyann Marcink Hammond, Touch Stay (151) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 20 Oct 2022 09:00:00 -0000
Create Spaces You Want To Be In with Natalie Palmer (145)
Our guest today is Natalie Palmer, who runs a boutique vacation rental management company, is actively growing her real estate portfolio, and hosts No Vacancy The Podcast, where she shares weekly hosting advice. She works diligently to help set up hosts for success, and loves sharing relatable hosting content. She lives in Southern California and manages her mountain listings remotely, while staying home with her two kids under two. (Yes, you read that right!) Natalie shows how niching down in any industry can launch an entire career that you can design to work around your lifestyle simply by creating spaces you want to be in. Connect with Natalie Palmer Instagram: https://instagram.com/__nataliepalmer Podcast: https://www.hostwithnatalie.com/podcast The Vacation Rental Industry Take Over Week We are showcasing some of my friends and a couple new friends between The Book Direct Show and the VRMA International Conference, so Bombshells can learn from some of the most innovative, flexible and authentic business people out there! From mindset to business modeling, culture, employer branding, marketing, leadership, personal growth, work-life balance, systems and beyond, anyone in any industry can benefit from these daily drops! We hope you enjoy these episodes as much as we enjoyed creating them! Here's the lineup: 🏠 Sarah Franzen, Natural Retreats (143) 🏠 RYAN LUKE, Luke Capital Group (144) 🏠 Natalie Palmer, Host With Natalie (145) 🏠 Steve Trover, Adam Tully, Stephanie Rounds & Corrie Baguio, Better Talent (146) 🏠 Robin Craigen, Moving Mountains (147) 🏠 Annie Holcombe🎙, Alex & Annie Podcast & Lexicon Travel Technologies (148) 🏠 Alex O. Husner 🌎, Alex & Annie Podcast & Casago (149) 🏠 Lauren Madewell, Auntie Belham’s Cabins of Gatlinburg (150) 🏠 Tyann Marcink Hammond, Touch Stay (151) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 19 Oct 2022 09:00:00 -0000
Self Awareness, Culture and Systems for the Win with Ryan Luke, Short Term Rental Titan (144)
Our guest today, Ryan Luke, CEO of Luke Capital Group, exploded onto the Short Term Rental scene and acquired a controlling portfolio of over $80m in under three years. He believes his previous jobs and failing businesses helped change his mindset and actions which have led to this result. He also firmly believes the product or service doesn’t matter, that business is business, and there are some core principles that great success rests on. Tune in to find out what he focused on to find this level of success in this episode! Connect with Ryan Luke LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryanlukeuk/ All of the Links: www.linktr.ee/officialryanluke The Vacation Rental Industry Take Over Week We are showcasing some of my friends and a couple new friends between The Book Direct Show and the VRMA International Conference, so Bombshells can learn from some of the most innovative, flexible and authentic business people out there! From mindset to business modeling, culture, employer branding, marketing, leadership, personal growth, work-life balance, systems and beyond, anyone in any industry can benefit from these daily drops! We hope you enjoy these episodes as much as we enjoyed creating them! Here's the lineup: 🏠 Sarah Franzen, Natural Retreats (143) 🏠 RYAN LUKE, Luke Capital Group (144) 🏠 Natalie Palmer, Host With Natalie (145) 🏠 Steve Trover, Adam Tully, Stephanie Rounds & Corrie Baguio, Better Talent (146) 🏠 Robin Craigen, Moving Mountains (147) 🏠 Annie Holcombe🎙, Alex & Annie Podcast & Lexicon Travel Technologies (148) 🏠 Alex O. Husner 🌎, Alex & Annie Podcast & Casago (149) 🏠 Lauren Madewell, Auntie Belham’s Cabins of Gatlinburg (150) 🏠 Tyann Marcink Hammond, Touch Stay (151) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tue, 18 Oct 2022 09:00:00 -0000
Passion, Profession and Imposter Syndrome with Sarah Franzen (143)
Today’s guest is someone I’ve had the privilege to get to know over the past year, and as a brand connoisseur have developed a deep respect for her unapologetically authentic personal brand. What I’ve learned about her is that she has found her way to pursue both her passion and her vocation, as different as they may be, while overcoming limiting beliefs to successfully define and position her value within her industries. Importantly for me, anyway, I have fallen in love with her deep intention in all areas of her life, while nurturing the connections she makes along the way. About Sarah Franzen Sarah Franzen, Director of Revenue Management and Analytics at Natural Retreats, a luxury vacation rental management company, is the recipient of the inaugural “Vacation Rental Revenue Manager of the Year” award, presented at the DARM conference in 2021. Methodical, yet a creative strategic thinker and doer, Sarah is a seasoned professional with dynamic experience and education in sales, business, marketing, revenue management, and the performing arts. With an MBA from the UGA Terry College of Business, a Master of Music from San Joe State University, and a double undergrad major in both Music, Vocal Performance and Business Statistics, Sarah is passionate about the arts and arts education, understanding human behavior and what drives it, and establishing and nurturing mutually-beneficial relationships with my global community. Connect with Sarah Franzen LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahfranzen/ About Natural Retreats Natural Retreats is a luxury vacation rental management company operating in some of America’s most iconic destinations. From well-appointed vacation homes with guest services and access to unforgettable activities, we elevate the travel experience to make our guests feel at home and our homeowners feel like guests. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mon, 17 Oct 2022 09:00:00 -0000
Creative Careers: Making a Living with Your Ideas with Jeff Madoff (142)
What a joy it was to chat with Jeff Madoff, who has his fingerprints all over brands such as Ralph Lauren, Victoria’s Secret, Radio City Music Hall, and the Harvard School for Public Health. He also had the opportunity to pull from his many years teaching as a professor to hone his message into easily absorbed ideas for his book and his podcast, both named Creative Careers. He talks about the value of experimenting with different forms of expression and remaining curious as you pursue various forms of education – be it reading a book, attending a play or experiencing visual or performance art. From a deep place of experience, Jeff shares how to run your ideas like your business and turn your ideas into a living. He also shares sage advice to not lose the trust of your customers – which is critical today more than ever! Jeff says that creativity is the ability to see relationships between ideas, which I absolutely agree with! As someone who was raised (and put through private school) by a drummer and a culinarian and who is a “creative” myself, I genuinely enjoyed this episode and think you will, too! About Jeff Madoff B. Jeffrey Madoff is the founder of Madoff Productions, based in New York City. A gifted storyteller and incisive interviewer, Jeff has used those talents to help position major brands such as Ralph Lauren, Victoria’s Secret, Radio City Music Hall, and the Harvard School for Public Health. Jeff began his career as a fashion designer. He was chosen one of the top 10 designers in the U.S. then switched careers to film and video production. He has since expanded his reach to include teaching, book and playwriting, and theatrical producing. He is an adjunct professor at Parsons School for Design, teaching a course he developed called Creativity: Making a Living with Your Ideas”. Every week Madoff has a conversation with a guest from a wide variety of fields, from artists and entrepreneurs to venture capitalists and business leaders. The book about his class, “Creative Careers: Making a Living with Your Ideas”, was published by Hachette in 2019. The podcast launched in 2021. Connect with Jeff Madoff Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/acreativecareer/?hl=en LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/b-jeffrey-madoff-5baa8074/ Website: https://madoffproductions.com/ Email: jeff@madoffproductions.com Podcast: Creative Careers Book: Creative Careers: Making a Living With Your Ideas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 13 Oct 2022 09:00:00 -0000
5 Wins & 5 Fails Forward in 10 Years of Business: The Anniversary Episode (141)
I cannot believe I’ve been in business for TEN YEARS! Apparently, I become a busy gal in October. After all, it’s my birthday month! It’s also the month that I tend to…well…birth things! 🥳As of the airing of this episode my 43rd birthday is tomorrow, October 7th. 🥳On October 1st we celebrated the FIVE year anniversary of the release of The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave Female Entrepreneur. 🥳And on October 9th we celebrate TEN years of being in business! 🥳Later this month, just to add to it, we are launching Employer Brand Central to all! According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 65% of new businesses fail during the first 10 years. Yikes! So in celebration of a decade in business, surviving all of the twists and turns, I present to you the five wins that I think led me to making it through the past ten years. Yet, I also present to you the top five ways I had to fail forward. Here’s a sneak peek, but you’ll have to tune in for all the stories and reflections! At the end of the day, you have to trust God, you have to trust yourself, you have to trust the process, you have to trust your TEAM, and you have to trust in your vision. Thank you to my team, our customers, our vendors and agency partners, our audience members, my family and friends (especially my kids who SURE didn’t get a “normal” mom, but love and support me still), my colleagues, and everyone who has helped us live our mission of empowerment + business mastery! Much love to you! xo, Am Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 06 Oct 2022 09:00:00 -0000
Know & Share Your Value with Carolyn Strauss (140)
In this episode, epic event emcee, professional speaker, former Home Shopping Network personality and CEO of a multi-apparel company, and my sweet friend, Carolyn Strauss, shares how to harvest the best outcomes from your sphere of influence. She believes that everything is about being helpful, and the more help you offer, the more money you make. While there really is a ton of genuine advice in this episode about sales, positioning and knowing your value, this is really you being a fly on the wall as my dear friend and I real talk about our experiences as speakers, as (single) women in business who are sometimes considered “too much” and so much more. I think women will relate and men will see a different perspective that is helpful. About Carloyn Strauss Carolyn Strauss is a former CEO of a multi-million dollar apparel company featured on the Home Shopping Network, one of the top professional female emcees in the world, and a sought after professional speaker having earned her CSP. She is the author of five books, the co-host of the podcast "Another Day Above Ground" and is a member of the Screen Actors Guild. Carolyn believes a good day contains chocolate. Connect with Carlyn Strauss LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/carolynstrauss YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/CarolynStrauss Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carolynstrauss Podcast: https://anotherdayaboveground.com/ Subscribe, Rate & Review Be sure to tune in on your favorite listening app or watch it on YouTube. While you are there, we would treasure your honest rating and review so more Bombshells like you can find the show. And if you are feeling super generous, share the most recent episode with a friend! Subscribe to the Bombshell Business Podcast on: iTunes YouTube Stitcher Radio Amazon Music Audible Spotify iHeart Radio Google Podcasts TuneIn Or simply tell Alexa, "Play Bombshell Business Podcast with Amber Hurdle.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 29 Sep 2022 09:00:00 -0000
Surviving and Thriving Through an Economic Downturn with Tom Park (139)
Our guest on this episode took the consumer electronics brand, Belkin, from $400 million to one billion dollars in annual revenue in only four years. As the president of Kenmore Craftsman Diehard for Sears Holding he transformed these iconic American brands by launching Kenmore and Diehard exclusively on Amazon with Kenmore becoming the first major appliance to be sold on Amazon. He is the former president of the Disney Stores Worldwide…and so much more! As someone who has seen just a few economic cycles while running major brands, I could not think of a better guide for us all than my friend, Tom Park, who offers specific and sage advice, especially for middle and lower middle market companies, as we continue to move towards increasingly uncertain times. We also talk about consumer product trends, managing expenses, focusing on the customer experience, building infrastructure to get ahead of the curve, employee retention, creating a culture of accountability to achieve budget, the importance of market share analysis, leading well and so much more. You’re going to want to listen to this episode twice as Tom shares so many nuggets from his vast experience, all of which he continues to use today as Managing Director of Portage Point, where they offer interim management, performance improvement and board services to stakeholders in periods of distress, underperformance and transition. About Tom Park Tom Park joined Portage Point in December 2020 and currently serves as a Managing Director offering interim management, performance improvement and board services to stakeholders in periods of distress, underperformance and transition. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Howard’s, a large independent appliance and consumer electronics retailer Prior to joining Portage Point, Tom was CEO of Incipio, a consumer products company, until he left in 2019. Tom served as President of the Kenmore Craftsman Diehard for Sears Holdings. Tom was hired in 2015 to transform these iconic American brands to maximize their value by externalizing the brands after nearly 100 years of being exclusively sold at Sears. Under Tom’s leadership, the Kenmore and Diehard brands were launched exclusively on Amazon. Kenmore is the first major appliance brand to be sold on Amazon and included delivery and installation services performed by Sears. Tom was instrumental in negotiating the sale of The Craftsman Brand in 2017 to Stanley Black & Decker for $900m Prior to joining Sears, Tom held several executive positions at Belkin International, a global leader in mobile accessories, wireless networking products and IOT smart products. Positions within Belkin included President Linksys Networking Division, President of the Americas, Chief Operating Officer and CFO. During his tenure of a dozen years, Belkin saw significant growth, more than doubling the business to $1B. Prior to Belkin, Tom spent a decade with the Walt Disney Company where he was President of the Disney Stores Worldwide. In addition, he held executive positions with Disney Consumer Products. Tom was Controller for the $3B consumer products business and Controller for Walt Disney Imagineering, the design and development group for Disney theme parks Tom graduated from Villanova University with a BS in Accounting in 1979 and began his career with Unisys holding several positions in finance and accounting for over 12 years. Tom serves on several advisory boards, including the Villanova School of Business. Tom lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife, Lisa Adubato Park, and is the proud father of four children and one granddaughter. Connect with Tom Park LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-park-545717b/ Website: https://portagepointpartners.com/team/tom-park/ Email: Tpark@pppllc.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 22 Sep 2022 09:00:00 -0000
The 5 Step Formula to Moving Past “Failure” with Tiffany Napper (138)
Today our guest is going to teach us one of my favorite things: how to lead with curiosity. She will reveal how recognizing that failures are part of the process and will actually unlock more success. And it’s also a special guest because she is a very, very close friend of mine who knows my secrets, my dreams, my insecurities and even the successes I don’t publicly share. Tiffany Napper, the Holistic Business Coach, is a blessing to me and I know you are going to adore her, too. In this episode Tiffany is going to ask you to start acting more like a scientist and get really curious with their next goal or project. She challenges you to ask five questions as you look at a future challenge and notice how it unlocks new paths for success. Tune in so you can hear her unpack the deeper context to each of the questions: 1-What did you learn? 2-How much of that was within your control? 3-What could or would you do differently next time? 4-Is that valuable information to you moving forward? 5-Where would we be without this experience? So join us in our conversation as we learn about creating awareness and acceptance, then taking aligned action, not shaming ourselves. Real talk? As I watched this back I needed it! I hope it blesses you, too! About Tiffany Napper With five successful ventures under her belt, Holistic Business Coach and decade-strong entrepreneur, Tiffany Napper, is no stranger to the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. Once she sustainably learned how to go from stressed and exhausted to aligned and energetic, she launched the Upleveler Society, determined to pass her wisdom along to others. Soon after, Yahoo Finance! named her one of the most inspiring coaches helping women during the pandemic. Her mission now is to reignite the spark in creative CEOs so that they can run empires that bring them abundance and joy. Connect with Tiffany Napper Website: www.tiffanynapper.com Download "Empowering Affirmations for Leaders": https://bit.ly/ceoaffirmations Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tiffanynapper LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiffanynapper/ http://bit.ly/workwithTiffanyNapper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 15 Sep 2022 09:00:00 -0000
The Future of Business Communication: Synthetic Media and AI with Jill Schiefelbein (137)
In this episode I tap into my guest, friend and colleague Jill Schiefelbein’s expertise on the importance of personalization, customization, and agency or choice in consumer communication. Together we discuss how synthetic media and artificial intelligence is the new frontier of business communication improving sales, decision making, and relationship building. If you desire better brand loyalty, increased sales and faster decision making, then this episode is one to take in! It will either make you eager to dive into more tech-focused communication channels or even simply rethink how you can leverage personalization in a more compelling way with your existing communication. Tune in on your favorite listening app, go to AmberHurdle.com/podcastS and look for episode 137 or check it out on YouTube. Oh, and share this episode, too, please! You can be so hipster about knowing about this emerging technology in the future! About Jill Schiefelbein Jill Schiefelbein is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and recovering academic with a passion for integrating communication, education, and technology for businesses. She taught business communication at Arizona State University for 11 years before venturing into entrepreneurship. Jill’s business, The Dynamic Communicator®, helps organizations navigate the physical and digital communication spaces to attract customers, increase sales, and retain clients. Her latest book, Dynamic Communication: 27 Strategies to Grow, Lead, and Manage Your Business hit stores March 2017. She's also Chief Experience Officer at new tech startup Render Media--a leader in the synthetic media space. Connect with Jill Schiefelbein Website: thedynamiccommunicator.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dynamicjlil Instagram: instagram.com/dynamicjill Facebook: facebook.com/dynamicjill Twitter: twitter.com/dynamicjill Leave a Rating & Review If you’ve found value in this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast, I would love to hear about it! Please head on over to wherever you listen to it and subscribe, then leave me an honest Rating and Review, so other driven professionals can find the show and strengthen their business acumen and resolve! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 08 Sep 2022 09:00:00 -0000
Up Your Leadership Game with EQ with Kathleen Riessen (136)
High Emotional intelligence (EQ) is directly related to your ability to lead and connect with others. In this episode my friend and colleague, Kathleen Riessen, shows us how EQ can actually help us with our strategic planning, a critical component of a successful business. People with higher EQs sell more, earn more and lead more joyful lives. Together we cover the three key principles of EQ: vision, a focus on intention over mechanism and accountability. Tune in on your favorite listening app, on the website or on YouTube! About Kathleen Riessen Kathleen Riessen is a sought-after business advisor focused on teaching emotional intelligence to small and mid-sized service-based businesses. Using her background as a former Certified Public Accountant, owner of seven service-based businesses and master trainer in emotional intelligence, Kathleen created the 10 principles to building an emotionally intelligent company. Now she teaches them to executives and their teams all over the world. Connect with Kathleen Riessen Website: kathleenriessen.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathleen-riessen-6b25773/ Email: kathleen@kathleenriessen.com Kathleen’s Podcast: https://www.inspiredchoicesnetwork.com/author/kathleenriessen/ *Also on itunes, spotify and all major podcast carriers Mentioned Resources Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman https://amzn.to/3dWCEuM (affiliate link) Rocket Fuel: The One Essential Combination That Will Get You More of What You Want from Your Business by Gino Wickman and Mark C. Winters https://amzn.to/3CHuTDi (affiliate link) What the Heck is EOS?: A Complete Guide for Employees in Companies Running on EOS by Gino Wickman and Tom Bouwer https://amzn.to/3wFpiJM (affiliate link) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 01 Sep 2022 09:00:00 -0000
Banish Organizational Burnout with Janice LItvin (135)
According to this week’s guest, burnout is a two-way street, meaning it is incumbent upon business leaders to make sure their employees are mentally healthy and happy. It’s within a leader’s purview to ensure their culture and environment is NOT a leading driver of potential burnout. That’s why I’m excited to share my interview with my friend and colleague, author and speaker Janice Litvin, who helps us take a realistic hard look at our organizations and lives in terms of how we impact our teams, our families, and ourselves. About Janice Litvin Janice Litvin, Burnout Speaker, is on a mission to help leaders and teams banish burnout in their organizations. What makes Janice unique is her twenty years of experience in recruiting, ten years in IT, and her study of psychology. Her book, Banish Burnout Toolkit teaches readers how to change the way they react to stress. She is the president of National Speakers Association (Northern CA) and member of Welcoa, MPI, and SHRM. Connect with Janci Litvin Website: https://www.JaniceLitvin.com Free Download: "Top Tips to Banish Organizational Burnout" https://janicelitvin.com/Banish-Organizational-Burnout/ Website URL: https://www.JaniceLitvin.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/janicelitvin/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JaniceLitvinSpeaks/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jlitvin/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/janicelitvin/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 25 Aug 2022 09:00:00 -0000
Creating Superfans with Brittany Hodak (134)
As we continue to move into season 7 of the podcast I am sticking with the theme of interviewing my incredibly smart, talented friends. This week’s guest? She’s bringing her SUPERFAN formula! Everyone has the power to create superfans: loyal, enthusiastic customer advocates. In this episode my friend and Nashville neighbor, Brittany Hodak, shares her memorable, five-part framework that teaches actionable steps businesses must take to turn customers into superfans. Here’s a sneak peak at her “superfan” framework: S: Start with your story. U: Understand your customer story. (“No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care” – President Theodore Roosevelt.) P: Personalize. (Super fans are created at the intersection of your story and your customer stories in a way that’s memorable and meaningful to them.) E: Exceed expectations. R: Repeat So whether you are a larger business or a soloproneur, by using this framework you can go from commodity provider to a category of one in the minds of your prospects and customers. About Brittany Hodak Brittany Hodak is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and customer experience speaker who has delivered keynotes across the globe to organizations including American Express and the United Nations. She has written hundreds of articles for Forbes, Adweek, Success, and other top publications; she has appeared on programs on NBC, CBS, ABC, and CNN; and she has worked with some of the world’s biggest brands and entertainers, including Walmart, Disney, Katy Perry, and Dolly Parton. She originated the role of Chief Experience Officer at Experience.com, and she founded and scaled an entertainment startup to eight figures before exiting. Entrepreneur magazine calls her “the expert at creating loyal fans for your brand.” Brittany’s debut book, Creating Superfans, will be in stores on January 10, 2023. Connect with Brittany Hodak Website: https://brittanyhodak.com Pre-Order Her FULL COLOR Book: https://brittanyhodak.com/book/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brittanyhodak/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brittanyhodak/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrittanyHodak Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrittanyHodak Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 18 Aug 2022 09:00:00 -0000
Where Business Strategy Meets Economics WITH Dr. Mary Kelly (133)
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast I chat with one of my girl crushes, the brilliant, crazy smart Dr Mary Kelly CSP, CPAE, PHD, CDR US Navy (ret), an in demand professional speaker and leadership economist who shares how executives and business leaders can be more thoughtful about their organizational and talent strategy by understanding economic market forces. Together we discuss: Strategies for flexible leadership How leaders can guide their teams step-by-step through the constant change we are experiencing The importance of Highly Visible Leaders and much more! Tune in on your favorite listening app, check out the show notes at AmberHurdle.com/podcastS or watch it on YouTube. About Mary Kelly CSP, CPAE, PHD, CDR US Navy (ret) Mary improves productivity and profit growth for medical groups. As a corporate strategist, Mary works with medical teams to make the right decisions to grow their practices. Mary is a Naval Academy graduate who served 21 years on active duty in intelligence and logistics, mostly in Asia. With a PhD in economics, Mary taught at the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy, SMU, and in the graduate school for CSU. Best-selling author of 15 business and leadership books including The Five Minute Leadership Guide and Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success. Mary loves travel, coffee, and wine. Connect with Mary Kelly Website Mary@ProductuveLeaders.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mary.c.kelly LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drmarykelly/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/marykellyspeaks Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmarykelly/ Free Resource Download Mary’s The Five Minute Leadership Guide at: https://tinyurl.com/2p8wmha2 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 11 Aug 2022 09:00:00 -0000
Happy 6-Year Anniversary to the Bombshell Business Podcast (132)
It’s the 6-year anniversary of the Bombshell Business Podcast this week! Here are six things I’ve learned from the past year of podcast that I want to share with you! #1: You make it totally worth making this podcast happen. My peers hear me talk about my audience and some of them have been inspired to start their own just because of the relationship they can build with listeners like you. They see how much I treasure you. Truly. #2: There are things out of my control and there are things within my control. I thought I knew this before, but I feel like in the past year I have learned the art of letting go. Want to experience more about growing through the hard stuff? Check out Pauline Nguyen’s episode. Personal Development Cannot Happen Without Personal Disruption with Pauline Nguyen (120) #3: Focus, focus, focus. (Simplify to amplify.) In business, having a core focus is imperative. With the world being so wonky right now it is harder than ever to find and keep that focus, but I’ve been trying! My episodes with Orsy Herbein and Chrisa Grasso are great episodes to listen to for that! The Secret to Making Marketing Work with Orsolya Herbein (123) How to “Lean Out” Your Business for Next Level Growth With Christa Grasso(116) #4: Trust the process. There are so many things going on in our businesses, lives and MINDS. To learn to trust and let go and not let others live rent free in your head, tune in to my episode with Andrew McConnell. Get Out of My Head with Andrew McConnell #5 Women REALLY need to be there for each other. Like really. We aren’t there, yet. At the publishing of this episode, I’m so incredibly grateful for the professional women who have been there for me in this week, especially. My fantastic interview with Jane Finette will send shock waves through you and hopefully convince you to make #womensupportingwomen a priority. Gender Equity and Empowering Women with Jane Finette (124) #6: Believe in your calling. You were given unique gifts and talents that you can use in service to other people, which will bring you JOY. The first step in this process is to develop self awareness. So to go deeper in your studies at “You University,” listen to my episode on the short cuts you can take with personality assessments: My Top 4 Personality Assessment for Self-Awareness: Two are FREE! (111) Happy 6-Year Anniversary to the Bombshell Business Podcast This has been quite a year for us all! I’m ever grateful to have this platform to learn and to share, to connect and to connect my guests to you. I love the emails you send and the ways you engage with our guests. While I have to eat my own cookies when I struggle in the same areas, I’m even more motivated to eat those cookies because I know I have the opportunity to set an example while being open and vulnerable about how hard and how amazing it can be to be a professional woman these days. It’s truly a special experience to be a host and to have a community of Bombshells: bold, brave, unwaveringly confident women (and men) in business. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making the Bombshell Business Podcast what it is today! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 04 Aug 2022 12:11:10 -0000
Emotional Intelligence - The Human Side of Leadership with Robin Hills (131)
Do you want to build resilience, increase self awareness and improve your understanding of others? -Today more than ever I believe the entire world could benefit from all of these things. Well it’s a good thing this week I was lucky enough to have Robin Hills on today’s episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast. We discuss defining emotional intelligence and how hard it is to work with emotions and that they are not fluffy, but rather hard to work with! Robin explains the importance of identifying your individual feelings and using that data to inform what you are going to do next. You can then use that data to interact with your team, and show them much needed empathy. Part of this journey includes strengthening your self awareness by using feedback and failures as your guide, and remembering to do what feels right. Later in the episode we focus on strengthening leadership skills by recognizing our impact on others. We need to remember that people are the sum of their past and present experiences, honor that, and know that if our engagement is misaligned we must have hard conversations in order to adjust. So if you are ready to dive deep, look within, and ultimately increase your empathy and understanding for others, tune in on your favorite podcast app, on the website, or watch it on YouTube. About Robin Hills Robin Hills is the director of Ei4Change, a company specialized in emotional intelligence, positive psychology and neuroscience. He has taught more than 250,000 students how to build resilience, increased self-awareness and understanding of others. He is the author of two books and has developed the experiential coaching methodology: Images of Resilience and sits on the North West Committee of the Association of Business Psychology. Connect with Robin Hills Robin’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EI4Change/ Robin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ei4Change Robin’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ei4change/ Robin’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ei4change/ Robin’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBBxGskYxL0wnRfuyz_wHZA/feed Download Robin’s free book – Developing your Emotional Intelligence https://courses.ei4change.info/courses/free-book Enroll in Robin’s free online course – Managing with Mindfulness https://courses.ei4change.info/courses/working-with-mindfulness Subscribe, Rate & Review Be sure to tune in on your favorite listening app or watch the show on YouTube. While you are there, we would treasure your honest rating and review so more Bombshells like you can find the show. And if you are feeling super generous, share the most recent episode with a friend! Subscribe to the Bombshell Business Podcast on iTunes Subscribe to the Bombshell Business Podcast on Google Podcasts Subscribe on the Bombshell Business Podcast on YouTube Subscribe to the Bombshell Business Podcast on Stitcher Radio Subscribe to the Bombshell Business Podcast on Spotify Subscribe to the Bombshell Business Podcast on TuneIn Subscribe to the Bombshell Business Podcast on Audible Subscribe to the Bombshell Business Podcast on Amazon Music Or simply tell Alexa, "Play Bombshell Business Podcast with Amber Hurdle.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 21 Jul 2022 09:00:00 -0000
Abundant Leadership with Mark Monchek (130)
I don’t know about you, but there are times where leadership feels pretty heavy. We have a lot on us and the world seems to become an increasingly strange place to navigate, let alone lead. That’s why I was especially grateful for my conversation with Mark Moncheck. In this episode of The Bombshell Business Podcast Mark walks us through how to come from a place of “abundant leadership.” He then encourages us to understand the difference between being and doing, and how “doing” from a “state of being” is the most powerful form of leadership. After all, what is your legacy in the business that you are running? Throughout the episode, Mark challenges us to consider our impact on the world, our employees, and our communities. Then he walks us through how to pursue actual visioning of the future as he challenges us to define what we want our lives to stand for. Tune in to consider how “abundant leadership” is different from other forms of leadership and get a heaping dose of Mark’s positive and powerful presence! You can listen on your favorite podcast app, on the website, or watch it on YouTube. About Mark Monchek Mark Monchek is the Founder and Chief Opportunity Officer of Opportunity Lab, a strategy and facilitation consultancy helping mission-driven organizations grow thriving, resilient businesses. He is the author of the Amazon nonfiction bestseller Culture of Opportunity: How to Grow Your Business in an Age of Disruption. Mark has worked with leaders from Google, Apple, JPMorgan Chase, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Adorama, TerraCycle, Feltsberg and the New York Times. He uses innovative but tested facilitation techniques to help leaders and teams identify their gaps and blindspots, lean into their strengths, and amplify their impact in a changing marketplace. Connect with Mark Monchek Website: https://opplab.com/ Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markmonchek/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/OppLabTV Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/opportunity_lab/ Get Mark’s Book, Culture of Opportunity: How to Grow Your Business In An Age of Disruption: https://amzn.to/3afH7qW Download Mark’s Free Guide: 5 Ways to Make your Strategy More Resilient (found at https://opplab.com/) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 07 Jul 2022 09:00:00 -0000
Pinterest Ad Magic for Your Business (129)
Fun fact: I don’t select our guests with the exception of the ones I personally invite. So when I got the information on today’s guest I have to admit, I was selfishly ecstatic. I know the power of Pinterest. If you SAW all of my secret boards, good lawd! I think I plan most of my life on Pinterest. But I’ve never used it as a business tool and with a new product we are launching, I was hungry to learn more. Enter: Lindsay Shearer (SHEERUR), CEO of Pins 4 Profit and BrandRanx Media. Her team focus is on running large volumes of Pinterest Ads and organic and mixed with a cross channel SEO strategy for ecom brands. Lindsay has been featured in Entrepreneur, Fox Sports, Social Media Explorer, Market Watch and has spoken at events and hosted masterminds around the world. With a background in using digital marketing for mergers and acquisitions and private equity, Lindsay’s team has helped hundreds of brands reach massive growth and scale. Each year she is spending over $35M+ profitably for clients and addicted to the results!! In this interview I ask: What kinds of brands are a good fit for Pinterest advertising? What does “cross channel advertising'' mean in simple terms? How does Pinterest fit into a cross channel advertising strategy? What are a couple campaign strategies for scaling to 4X return on ad spend on Pinterest? How do you create Pinterest shopping ads at scale? Connect with Lindsay Shearer Website: https://Pins4Profit.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lindsay.shearer.7 IG: @LindsayBShearer Clubhouse: @LindsayBShearer https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsayshearer/ Twitter @lindsaybshearer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 30 Jun 2022 09:00:00 -0000
Take Control of Your Happiness with Megan Gallagher (128)
Isn’t it time to (finally) get serious about investing time and energy into YOUR wellbeing? If you want some serious inspiration to prioritize yourself in the midst of your many competing obligations, this episode featuring Megan Gallagher, a 26-year-old, two-time TEDx speaker, four-time best selling author, on-camera host and mental health advocate is for you! Together we discuss how when you decide to take responsibility for your happiness, eat healthy and get in shape, not to mention cut out toxic people in your life, you'll notice how much better life gets! Megan also gives specific, step-by-step advice on how to overcome some of the traps we fall into. For example, she advises when you find yourself comparing yourself to someone else, you can ask: Step One: Have you met the person you are comparing yourself to in person? Step Two: Have you seen where and how they really live? Step Three: Have you spent 24-48 hours with them in person? The answers to these questions are likely no, no, and no. So it’s an easy reality check to remember that you can’t compare your life to someone else’s highlight reel. (And she even reveals some of the sneaky ways people appear way more affluent than they are!) In the end, Megan encourages listeners to take their power back and not allow any circumstances or people to decide their destiny. It’s a must listen to episode whether you are feeling a little down in the dumps or if you are on a determined trajectory to fulfill your fiercest potential! About Megan Gallagher Megan Gallagher is a 26 year old 2x TEDx speaker, 4x best selling author, on-camera host & mental health advocate. After struggling with mental health issues as a teenager, she decided to leave College and pursue her own dreams. While speaking at schools, she realized how healing this was for her life journey. Over the past eight years, she has spoken at over 750 schools(middle schools, high schools and colleges). Megan is on a mission to inspire the world with her story. Connect with Megan Gallagher Website: www.meganwgallagher.com Megan's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meganwgallagher/ Megan's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meganwgallagher Megan's Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx9zIHAvUchVFaYRmUidZqg/videos Megan's Twitter: https://twitter.com/meganwgallagher Megan's Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/megan-gallagher-310281119/ Megan's Snapchat: megangallag2369 Megan's Tik Tok: megangallagher43 Email Megan: meganwgallagher@gmail.com Buy Megan’s Book: How To Thrive In The Virtual Classroom Subscribe, Rate & Review Be sure to tune in on your favorite listening app or watch the show on YouTube. While you are there, we would treasure your honest rating and review so more Bombshells like you can find the show. And if you are feeling super generous, share the most recent episode with a friend! Subscribe to the Bombshell Business Podcast on iTunes Subscribe to the Bombshell Business Podcast on Google Podcasts Subscribe on the Bombshell Business Podcast on YouTube Subscribe to the Bombshell Business Podcast on Stitcher Radio Subscribe to the Bombshell Business Podcast on Spotify Subscribe to the Bombshell Business Podcast on TuneIn Subscribe to the Bombshell Business Podcast on Audible Subscribe to the Bombshell Business Podcast on Amazon Music Or simply tell Alexa, "Play Bombshell Business Podcast with Amber Hurdle.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 09:00:00 -0000
Get Out of My Head with Andrew McConnell (127)
In this episode I have an amazing discussion with Andrew McConnell, author of the newly released Get Out of My Head: Creating Modern Clarity with Stoic Wisdom. Bombshells, you are going to want to listen to this one TWICE, take some notes, then order the book and download the free workbook, stat! Andrew outlines how to go from being a "mind tenant" to a "mind owner." He says we spend far too much of our lives giving away our headspace to people who don't deserve it, and leave ourselves renting the remnants as mental tenants. Our mind is our most valuable possession, Andrew says, so becoming a mind owner is the single best investment you can make. Of course, we have a conversation that opens us both up to our personal experiences like how and when we’ve rented our headspace out and when we’ve been determined not to. One of the many reasons I just love Andrew is because he is both real and intentional, and I think you will find yourself lost in this conversation as you consider how many of your thoughts you own versus how many you surrender to others or even “other versions of yourself.” (Yeah, that one hit me in between the eyes, too! I SO do that sometimes! You’ll have to listen to find out what that means!) It is true that our thoughts lead to beliefs and then action. So personally, I’m always a work in progress, but I can attest that when I have applied these principles, I have had much more success in managing my mind AND the outcomes in my life. So tune in now on your favorite listening app or watch it on YouTube to take back full ownership and occupancy of your mind! Purchase Get Out of My Head: Creating Modern Clarity with Stoic Wisdom & Download the Free Workbook Download a free chapter and the free workbook: https://mandrewmcconnell.com/ Direct Amazon link (affiliate): https://amzn.to/3OeGigz Listen to it on Audible: https://amzn.to/3zCwEjP About Andrew McConnell Andrew McConnell is the Founder and CEO of Rented, Inc., and the author of the book Get Out of My Head: Creating Modern Clarity with Stoic Wisdom. Andrew is a serial entrepreneur and frequent contributor to Forbes. A former member of the US National Team in Open Water Swimming, Andrew received his A.B. in History from Harvard University, his J.D. from Harvard Law School, and his LL.M. from the University of Cambridge, Trinity Hall. Connect with Andrew Website: https://mandrewmcconnell.com/ Rented Website: https://www.rented.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MAMcConnell LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mandrewmcconnell/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mandrewmcconnell/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 16 Jun 2022 09:00:00 -0000
Five things you need to decide to amplify your personal brand
When it comes to your personal brand, maybe you: Want to become a more influential leader to retain a happy team who drives results in this competitive employment market, You fear an economic downturn, hiring freezes and layoffs and want to be sure you are indispensable, You want to be a thought leader in your industry, or perhaps You want to grow your business through your natural personality and talents or maybe something else? No matter your immediate or long term goals, it takes a strong personal brand to attract the right people and opportunities to move towards the life and career that you want. So in today’s episode I walk you through the five things you need to decide to amplify your personal brand. #1: Decide what you want people to think of when they think of you. #2: Decide your communication style and be consistent. #3: Decide your style and ROCK IT! #4: Decide who you want to align with. #5: Decide on your boundaries and use them to protect your brand. Tune in to get the how-tos and strategies to make each of these decisions work for your highest good! REGISTER FOR VELVET MACHETE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY Time is almost up to register for this cohort of the Academy. It kicks off on Monday, June 13th and we meet every-other-week to fit your busy life. You have full access to me, amazing fellow leaders in your cohort to support you and invest in your success, and five modules of mini lessons with big impact designed to fit your busy schedule. Register today before it’s too late! https://velvetmacheteleadership.com/academy Questions? Email amber@amberhurdle.com and I will take care of you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 09 Jun 2022 09:00:00 -0000
Empowering Women While ​​Succeeding From Your Struggles with Jennifer Spivak (125)
Jennifer Spivak is the CEO of The AdGirls Agency, an all-female Facebook Ads agency. She helps women-owned businesses generate millions of dollars on Facebook & Instagram, with many seeing a 1000%+ ROI. Jennifer’s been featured in Forbes & The New York Times, listed as a Top Facebook Ads Manager to Watch in 2019, and is an adjunct professor of digital marketing at The City College of New York. In this episode she shares how to turn struggles into opportunities for growth and entrepreneurship. She shares her story of overcoming domestic abuse, as well as how it shaped her and her business, her entrepreneurial mindset of financial empowerment, as well as how you can wire your mindset to become more confident in spite of the challenges. On top of her own wellbeing by breaking out of the abuse cycle, Jennifer wanted to be an actor of change and empower women to be financially independent too, so she works with women entrepreneurs to help them be more competitive in business. Connect with Jennifer Spivak Website: https://theadgirls.com/ Jennifer’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jennspivak The Ad Girls Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theadgirls Jennifer’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JennSpivak The Ad Girl’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theadgirls Jennifer’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferspivak Enroll in Velvet Machete Leadership Academy Velvet Machete Leadership Academy kicks off June 14th! This is your opportunity this year to work directly with me while getting to know other AMAZING Velvet Machete (confident + compassionate) leaders. I struggle to fully explain how impactful this program is, and I can’t say it’s because of me! The caliber of person who enrolls is truly extraordinary! Hungry to learn, support, engage, and help, VMLA participants go all-in to ensure the collective has a transformative experience. Entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, solopreneurs, and individual contributors who lead processes-only have ALL come together to provide prospective and support each other. You can get more details and enroll HERE. It’s where you come to: *Increase self-awareness *Improve your communication *Build your confidence *Become more influential than ever! We meet every-other week and I am accessible to you the entire 10-week period, supporting you, answering questions, troubleshooting, problem-solving and sharing everything I can, pulling back my own curtain and sharing my own templates and processes, if needed. Plus, my team will be there, walking alongside you, holding you accountable. Yep. Fair warning. We will hold you accountable. I always believe that the RIGHT people will come together to make the magic. If this is your season, your cohort, your time to shine, we’d love to have you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 26 May 2022 09:00:00 -0000
Gender Equity and Empowering Women with Jane Finette (124)
According to the World Economic Forum, women lost 36 years of progress in 2020 alone, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That's an entire generation lost. What can we all do as women and male allies to help our sisters rise and thrive? This week’s guest shares every day actions which will help propel women and girls forward in our homes, offices and the world! This week on the Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle taps into the wisdom and experience of Jane Fiette, founder and executive director of The Coaching Fellowship, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development of young women leaders in social and environmental change. A seasoned leadership expert, Jane has dedicated her life to achieving equality for women — empowering them to create impact and build the world of tomorrow, today. Women have GREAT potential when they are empowered. Tune in to find out exactly how to empower yourself or a woman you love! Connect with Jane Finette Website: https://tcfs.org *Join the newsletter at The Coaching Fellowship to learn about the progress of the young women social and environmental change leaders they support: https://tcfs.org/subscribe *Become a donor if they want to fuel and accelerate our impact in the world: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/the-coaching-fellowship LinkedIn: https://www.instagram.com/janefinette/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/janefinette LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/janefinette/ Buy her book (All proceeds go to The Coaching Fellowship): https://www.amazon.com/dp/1636767427/ If you know a young woman social change leader around the world, please encourage her to apply! Find out more at https://tcfs.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 19 May 2022 09:00:00 -0000
The Secret to Making Marketing Work with Orsolya Herbein (123)
In this episode I chat with Brand 3 Partner and Co-Founder, Orsolya Herbein, who invites us all to rethink marketing. This is a must-listen because Orsi has a way of simplifying what can otherwise be an overcomplicated process. Together we discuss: *The secret to making marketing work *Creating alignment of brand and audience, the product and the experience *How to Elevate value points *The power of a great identity *Why you will be better served focusing on simplicity I felt like I could talk to Orsi all day, so she’ll have to come back to share more in another season. She presents branding and marketing in a way that is easy to absorb. And my favorite quote of hers in this episode? “One of the most valuable pieces of real estate you can own is “peace of mind.” And that is the gospel truth when it comes to ANY business discipline! Tune in on your favorite listening app, on the website, or on YouTube and show us some love with ratings and reviews! About Orsolya Herbein Orsolya (short Orsi, but pronounced Orshie) Herbein, a partner at Brand3, knows if you don’t have a clear message and image, you could be wasting as much as 80% of your marketing budget. She is here with some actionable ways to help business owners rethink marketing and to stop wasting time and money and accelerate business growth. With her unique perspective as a visual problem solver, Orshie is a great asset to have with us. Connect with Orsolya Herbein Website: https://www.brand3.net/ Book a consultation: https://meetings.hubspot.com/oherbein Email: oherbein@brand3.net Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oherbein/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/orsolya-orshie-herbein-95300bb/ Facebook Company Page: https://www.facebook.com/brand3inc/ LinkedIn Company Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/brand3/ Links & Mentioned Resources Feeling a little overwhelmed with all that you learned on this episode? Let us help you with the easy button! Clarify your brand messaging Identify your ideal customer(s) Craft your brand standards Develop your brand personality and “voice” Define your one-of-a-kind features and benefits And SO much more! Create your own brand guide and develop your unique identity by enrolling in my brand course. Enroll here: https://amberhurdle.com/business-branding/ Renae Keller Interior Design Before & After Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 28 Apr 2022 09:00:00 -0000
How to Use Comedy to Drive Brand Awareness (122)
In this SUPER FUN episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast I interview the hysterical founders of Take2Content, a comedic online ads production company that creates videos that get views and drive sales…and holy wow, are they funny! Together we discuss: How to use comedy to drive brand awareness What the creative process is to brainstorm video ads that get attention and results 5 Keys to creating a successful social media ad campaign About Shelby Dash & Kristina Clifford Shelby Dash & Kristina Clifford , both professionally trained comedic actresses, started making comedy videos "just for fun" in 2015. What started out as a passion project turned into a career, when various brands & businesses started approaching them for custom video content. From there, Take2Content. Although content creation is no longer just a hobby, Shelby & Kristina still bring that same sense of fun to every project they tackle, leaving their clients with something truly unique. They handle every aspect of production from ideation to editing; a one-stop shop for all of your video content needs. Connect with Shelby Dash & Kristina Clifford Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjblE3v633IDK6qAPaAv9Bw Take2Content’s Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/take2content/ Take2Contant’s LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/take2content FB - https://www.facebook.com/shelbysvideos Shelby’s Twitter - https://mobile.twitter.com/shelbydash Shelyby’s TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@shelbydash0 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 21 Apr 2022 09:00:00 -0000
How to Be Beyonce Confident to Close More Sales (121)
Want to gain more confidence in your sales and ask for your worth with ease? I’d say you likely do, because according to our guest, Dr. Naieema Jackson, less than 10% of women-owned businesses ever experience a six-figure income year! What? How do we fix this? We “slay!” Yep, Dr. Naieema offers her signature SLAY system for closing more sales with ease: S-Sales: Understand the psychology behind sales. L-Language: Know your ideal client and use the words that they use in your sales copy. A-Automate: Create a way to nurture your prospects in a meaningful way. Y-Your Offers: Build your offer suite of no more than 3 offers that are positioned in a premium way. Dr. Naieema’s back story on choosing to lay down the identity she thought society required of her and instead step into her true identity and purpose is enlightening. In our conversation she shares how assessments fast tracked her to understanding she is a natural salesperson, which is why she shares that your success always begins with self-awareness. (Know anyone else who says this? ) We also cover the lies women tell to themselves that limits their earning potential, key strategies you can use to grow your customer base, and so much in between! So… Who run the world? Girls. That’s the vibe of this episode, so tune in on your favorite listening app or on YouTube, and be sure to check out the show notes over at AmberHurdle.com/PodcastS episode 121! About Dr. Naieema Jackson Dr. NIGHEEMA is a Sales and Business Strategist the CEO of The Determined FemPreneur™ and the host of The Determined FemPreneur Podcast. She grew her business to a six figure business in one year. For service-based female entrepreneurs, we are the leading business & sales strategy program that helps our clients get to 30k+ months in 90 days, while working less. We do this by combining a unique blend of high-ticket sales, messaging and automation. Connect with Dr. Naieema Website: https://thedeterminedfempreneur.com Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ditchthatshift Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-determined-fempreneur/id1551574503 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drnaieema/ Club House:@drnaieema Free One Hour a Day Facebook™ Lead Generation Strategy: https://thedeterminedfempreneur.com/fb-lead-generation/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 14 Apr 2022 09:00:00 -0000
Personal Development Cannot Happen Without Personal Disruption (120)
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Thu, 07 Apr 2022 09:00:00 -0000
Money Mindset Madness with Chana Mason (119)
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews Chana Mason about how entrepreneurs can reshape their money mindset. Together they discuss: Why Chana is compelled to help others overcome their false money stories How to gain mastery over your thinking Specific steps to take to transform your relationship with money Awesome analogies and stories to keep your mind focused on abundance! Links and Mentioned Resources The Cash Machine Challenge: https://amberhurdle--lionstail.thrivecart.com/money-mindset-madness/ (affiliate) The Cash Machine Free Ebook https://buildmycashmachine.com/download/ About Chana Mason A gang of armed men broke into Chana’s childhood home in Bogota, Colombia, and held her family hostage. Her family miraculously fled to Miami , but 5-years-old Chana’s sense of safety was decimated. Two decades later, Chana still dealt with PTSD, anxiety, and depression. To heal herself, she dove into a journey to rediscover her peace and joy. She’s learned from the world’s top experts on the human mind and uses her gift for turning complex ideas into easy-to-access tools for transformation. Through her straight talk, open heart, and addictive joy, Chana helps thousands clarify their vision, shift beliefs getting in their way, and manifest their dreams. Chana lives with her family in the funky Nachlaot neighborhood of Jerusalem and works with individuals and communities around the world. Connect with Chana Mason Website https://chanamason.com/ Podcast https://chanamason.com/podcasts/ Videos https://chanamason.com/videos/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ChanaMasonGuide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 31 Mar 2022 09:00:00 -0000
To Get Different Results Communicate Differently with Kass Thomas (118)
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast Amber Hurdle taps into the sage wisdom of communication expert and author, Kass Thomas. Together they discuss: *Seeking clarity and innovation through our differences. *Being willing to hear and receive what others are communicating. *How to communicate in a way that helps you reach your goals. *How to avoid toxic communication impacting your reality. *How to increase your confidence. *And more! Tune in now to fill your cup with this conversational episode that stretches beyond the usual topic of “communication”! About Kass Thomas Kass Thomas is a successful business entrepreneur and speaker. The depth of her career experiences inspires people to explore more choice and change. Her expertise advocates for using communication to redirect the point of view, to accommodate someone’s ability to hear you, invite people to greater possibilities, to open opportunities to obtain your goals, and to get clear about what you want from every encounter. A U.S. native now living in Rome, Kass knows that some communication issues are a result of misconceptions or ambiguities. She has also seen many fall prey to self-doubt and staying stuck in place. Her hope is listeners would find an easier route to make the choices and changes they are seeking. Additionally, to open up their communication to convey new heights of understanding. Connect with Kass Thomas Website: ​​https://www.kassthomas.com/WP01/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kassthomascoaching/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/kassthomas LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kass-thomas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeingKass YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW8Cx33MI08eYnnw25bkydQ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 24 Mar 2022 09:00:00 -0000
Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) Leads to Compassionate Leadership (117)
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast Amber Hurdle interviews Amy Lynn Durham, workplace well-being advocate and author of Create Magic At Work™. Together, they immediately dive into the impact of spiritual intelligence (SQ) on the workplace by first defining spiritual intelligence as faith-neutral. Amy shares why elevating SQ helps companies improve their results, helps people develop happier lives, and why it is one of the strongest tools leaders can acquire to lead from compassion and without ego. Amy offers techniques you can use to develop SQ and improve the workplace, including her own journal prompt card deck, that you can use in a group or individually to connect and reflect about different themes in the workplace. After taking in this fascinating interview, you will most certainty look at your work influence in a more organic, authentic, and intentional way. About Amy Lynn Durham "Amy Lynn Durham is the CEO of “Create Magic At Work” and a U.C. Berkeley Certified Executive Coach. She is certified to coach in the 21 skills associated with Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) using the SQ21 Assessment. Amy has spent years in the corporate world successfully managing hundreds of employees for private and publicly traded companies. Her intention is to offer Spiritual Intelligence (SQ) and Emotional Intelligence (EQ) tools to energize and transform the workplace. Connect with Amy Lynn Durham Website: https://createmagicatwork.net LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amylynndurham Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/createmagicatwork Email: amy@createmagicatwork.net Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 17 Mar 2022 09:00:00 -0000
How to "Lean Out" Your Business for Next Level Growth (116)
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast Amber Hurdle interviews Crista Grasso, the go-to strategic planning expert for online entrepreneurs when they want to scale. Together they explore how to cut through noise and provide clarity on the core things that will make the biggest impact to scale a business simply and sustainably. In this episode you will learn: Why you need to simplify and systemize in order to scale How to plan for big bold moves in your business How to do less to achieve more What scaling secrets have you found working with multi-billion dollar businesses that entrepreneurs should be using How to avoid overwork and overwhelm And more! Links and Mentioned Resources The Big Leap Crista’s Simplify to Scale Workshop Series: https://www.leanoutmethod.com/simplifyit About Crista Grasso Crista Grasso, host of the Lean Out Your Business Podcast, is the go-to strategic planning expert for leading global businesses and online entrepreneurs when they want to scale. Known as the "Business Optimizer", Crista has the ability to quickly cut through noise and focus on optimizing the core things that will make the biggest impact to scale a business simply and sustainably. She specializes in helping businesses gain clarity on the most important things that will drive maximum value for their clients and maximum profits for their business. From working with Fortune 50 Companies, to working with small business owners, Crista has used her Lean Out Method and her 90 Day Lean Out Planner to help her clients achieve accelerated results and increased profitability for more than two decades. Connect with Crista Grasso Website: https://www.leanoutmethod.com Podcast: http://leanoutpodcast.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/cristagrasso Facebook: http://facebook.com/groups/leanoutcircle Simplify to Scale Workshop Series: https://www.leanoutmethod.com/simplifyit Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 03 Mar 2022 12:39:00 -0000
Leadership Isn’t for Cowards with Mike Staver (115)
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast I interview my friend, leadership expert and current chairman of the board of the National Speakers Association, Mike Staver. Together, we discuss: The real definition of courage What your followers really do when you are not around The three things every leader can do to insure leadership failure The importance of high gain activity and how to do more of it Six steps that will insure effective execution Be sure to visit AmberHurdle.com/podcastS and look for episode #115 to get the full show notes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 24 Feb 2022 10:00:00 -0000
3 Principles to Build Your Confidence (114)
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast I walk you through the different ways to exercise your confidence muscle. These three principles will set you up for success, so I break them down into actionable ways to uphold each principle. #1 Be curious, not judgemental. #2 Don’t take anything personally. #3 Don’t forget that your playing small doesn’t serve the world. I even give you homework to work on being less judgmental, so tune in now! Be sure to head over to AmberHurdle.com/Podcasts to get the full show notes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 17 Feb 2022 10:00:00 -0000
The Exact Way to Coach Yourself Through Any Problem (113)
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast I teach you the Bombshell Business Woman Coaching Framework, so no matter what you are going through, or who is or is not available to talk you through a challenge, you will have the framework to coach yourself through any problem. Move through these five filters to go from overthinking and flustered, to strategic, supported, and purposeful. Heart: Unlock your truth Mind: Create your strategy Grit: Ground yourself in unwavering strength Community: Seek and share support Service: Harness and focus your greatness When you get in the routine of running your specific problems through these filters, you will see just how simple it is to overcome analysis paralysis and lean into your inner knowing. After all, the only person who has the answers to your life is YOU. Can a great coach ask great questions to help you find your truth? Absolutely. But what if you got in the habit of coaching yourself? Great leaders lead themselves first. Oh, and remember…progress, not perfection! Links and Mentioned Resources To apply to be laser coached for free and be featured on the show, visit https://amberhurdle.com/podcastlasercoaching/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 10 Feb 2022 10:00:00 -0000
Your Job Ads Suck and What To Do About It
The talent war wages on and it’s being fought in a tiny talent puddle! Yet, most tired job postings still read like an internal document meant to clarify the responsibilities and authority of the role, rather than the marketing tool they should be. If you want to attract your ideal talent to your company, you have to think like a candidate and act like a marketer. Lucky for you, in this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast, I will teach you a simple, three-step formula to craft the sexy, sellable words you need to out-recruit the competition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 03 Feb 2022 15:07:26 -0000
My Top 4 Personality Assessment for Self-Awareness: Two are FREE!
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast I walk you through my four favorite personality assessments so you can get a well-rounded picture of how you operate. With this self-awareness you can act with more confidence, lead better, and help others discover their best selves, too. But before I share all of the links I talk about in this episode, I am asking you to help Jean, our podcast producer, who recently lost her home in Super Typhoon Rai. Even a small donation, when combined with others, amounts to a large source of help! You can learn more and donate at GoFundMe or Facebook: Help Jean Rebuild Her Philippines Home https://www.gofundme.com/manage/help-jean-rebuild-her-phillipines-home or Help Jean Rebuild After Super Typhoon Rai https://www.facebook.com/donate/351476453108033/ Links and Mentioned Resources Predictive Index: To measure your preferred workplace behavior Use to hire and coach to the job or understand what type of work environment unleashes your greatest potential. Take it at: https://amberhurdle.com/predictive-index How to Fascinate: To discover your personal brand Use to learn how the world sees you. Take it at: http://amberhurdle.com/fascinate Enneagram: To discoed core motivations and fears Use to see yourself at a deeper, more objective level. Take it at: Take it at: https://tests.enneagraminstitute.com Follow my childhood friend, Jaime, at: https://www.instagram.com/unstuckologist Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) Personality Inventory: To uncover how you prefer to use your perception and judgment To understand how you prefer to experience the world, take in information, make decisions, structure how you deal with the outside world You can take the official test here: https://shop.themyersbriggs.com/en/mbtiproducts.aspx?pc=11&krs=d1q3jlcwotficelwr2hjy51q You can take a free version here: https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test You can listen to a fantastic Personality Hacker podcast episode that describes the car model here: https://personalityhacker.com/podcast-episode-0225-the-car-model-your-personality-cognitive-function-stack/ And remember, you do not have weaknesses, you just have some things you need to “bubblewrap.” I explain in episode 92: https://amberhurdle.com/how-to-never-deal-with-weaknesses-again Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 27 Jan 2022 10:00:00 -0000
The #1 Answer I Do Not Allow In My Coaching Sessions (110)
Do you ever get asked a big picture question and in default you respond, “I don’t know?” Well, guess what, toots? You aren’t getting away with that with me! In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast I reveal why I do not accept that answer to any question in my coaching sessions. Then, I unpack how to genuinely feel like you might actually have the answers even if you feel stuck With a real-time experience for you to sort through a current challenge, I personally guide you through the process to go from uncertain, scared, or anxious to imaginative with clarity and conviction. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 20 Jan 2022 10:00:00 -0000
3 Things You Aren’t Doing to Successfully Market Your Business or Recruit Top Talent (109)
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast Amber Hurdle responds to listener questions and frustrations around marketing their business products or services and around recruiting in a compelling way to attract applicants. With Amber’s 3 step system you can easily select a few strategies to focus on and measure so you can make steady traction over time and you can stop ping ponging around the many different, ever changing, marketing opportunities every time something shiny catches your eye. Resist the temptation and stick to your plan you can create after this episode and then measure your results. Yes, it’s that simple. Sometimes success is a very boring journey. :) Everything shared in this episode can be unpacked more in Amber’s book, The Bombshell Business Woman and in the free accompanying workbook you can download with the book bonuses. See you on the next episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 13 Jan 2022 10:00:00 -0000
5 Things to Establish For a Successful New Year (108)
Last week in episode #107 we talked about the five things to leave behind in 2021 so you can make space for new and better things in 2022. And today? We are going to cover the five things you can establish for a successful new year. Meaning, if you decide on these things it will give you inspiration and practical direction to tackle your new year in a way that supports who you want to become and what you want to accomplish. I have gone through this process every year for more years than I can count and hope you can find value in one or more of these. And yes. They work. My years don’t always go exactly as planned, but I always end up grateful for the continuous progress afforded to me year ver year. So let’s get started. #1 Pick your word of the year. #2 Pick your mantra for the year. #3 Pick your song of the year. #4 Create a vision board. #5 Create goals. Bombshell Business Bootcamp Starts in February Join the hundreds of women who have stepped into their personal power, transforming into Bombshells: bold, brave, confident female leaders! The next cohort begins February 7, and space is limited, so secure your spot today! https://amberhurdle.com/bombshellbusinessbootcamp Join A Powerful Experience for Powerful Women Immerse yourself in an endlessly supportive environment where YOU (and your specific goals) are the priority and the community is strong. This is NOT a course. You will be coached on how to move your goals forward as you elevate your life and career. Whether you are a business owner or leader in an organization, I can't wait to share my depth of experience and countless resources with you on your custom path to becoming a Bombshell Business Woman! Links and Mentioned Resources The song “Oceans” The song “Sky High” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 30 Dec 2021 10:00:00 -0000
5 Things to Leave Behind in 2021 (107)
Remember as kids how around this year we used to clean out our toy boxes to make room for the new toys that Santa was going to bring? Well, as we approach Christmas this week and the end of the year, I want to ask you to do something similar with your life. In this episode I’m going to suggest five things you want to leave behind in 2021. Why? So you can make room in your life’s toybox for new and better things! In fact, next week I’m going to share the five things you should add for a successful new year! Yep, this is a two-part episode experience to prep you for the new year. So are you ready? Here are the 5 things to leave behind in 2021! #1. Leave behind at least one person who takes energy and doesn’t give energy to you. #2. Leave behind at least one activity that moves you away from your goals. #3. Leave behind at least one belief that has no evidence to support it. #4. Leave behind at least one habit that keeps you from being your best. #5. Leave behind at least one tool or expense you don’t use or need. When you leave these five things behind it will open up space for the people and opportunities that align with your values, needs, and life’s goals. Enroll in Glamor Goals For a Successful 2022 And speaking of goals, I’m going to leave enrollment up for Glamor Goals, my 7-step goal-setting course designed to help you activate your confidence, identify your major goals, and chart a path for achieving them. It’s at your own pace and can be done in a day or less. And for now? I’m offering it for $39 instead of $99. If you want to get serious about wrapping up your 2022 with success instead of wondering what happened…again…enroll now at amberhurdle.com/goals Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 23 Dec 2021 10:00:00 -0000
What to Do When the Fit Hits the Shan (106)
The day after I got home from one of the most epic weeks I’ve had in a long time, speaking at and attending one of the most inspiring conferences ever, I immediately managed to kick off an equally horrible week, where the fit totally hit the shan…alllll week long. So in this episode I share my crummy week, then uncover the reasons why we can go from an epic week to a shiz show just like that. Then, I touch on how we can best survive the chaos until we can get our legs steady again. We cover a variety of perspectives, so you are certain to find something that speaks to you during these seasons, including: *What psychological resistance is and how to know if you are dealing with that or external resistance or circumstances beyond your control. *Gay Hendrick’s philosophy on “upper limit problems” in his book, The Big Leap. *Biblical philosophy on why you need “full armor.” *The competitive athlete’s perspective on challenges and how they train you to go from good to great, outpacing the competition. Plus, I shared how LOUD Gertrude (my inner critic) was throughout the experience, and how I shut her up, as well as what simple steps you can take to get through your own tough weeks. Tune in now! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 16 Dec 2021 10:00:00 -0000
Top 3 Reasons Why Women’s Conferences Are Essential
Last week I was privileged to be the opening keynote speaker for an over the top women’s conference. In this episode I talk about the experience, as well as three reasons why women NEED women-specific conferences: 1-Networking is safer emotionally and physically 2- You learn best practices by women for women 3-Women naturally create and nurture community For all of the details and amazing resources, check out the full show notes at amberhurdle.com/podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 09 Dec 2021 10:00:00 -0000
Why Women Are Less Confident (And How to Overcome That!)
This BOMBSHELL IS BACK! That’s right! We rebranded the podcast BACK to Bombshell Business Podcast because the truth is the majority of you are women, and the men who engage in our community are self-aware, hungry to learn and totally secure in their masculinity to continue to be a “Bombshell Boy.” In this episode I share that my social legacy is empowering women not just with confidence, but with personal power. And then I break down with data (of course) why women are simply less confident than men before social norms, wounds, or jackass professional men doing gross things even come into play. Tune in now to get OK with not being inherently confident. (You’re not designed to be.) Then, hear about the solution for you to help you practice confidence like you would tennis, cooking, or anything you desire to get better at. Links & Mentioned Resources My interview with Emily Chang, author of The Spare Room: Define Your Social Legacy to Live a More Intentional Life and Lead with Authentic Purpose Data Referenced in the Episode From “The Confidence Gap” via The Atlantic: In studies, men overestimate their abilities and performance, and women underestimate both. Their performances do not differ in quality. When women do negotiate, they ask for 30 percent less money than men do. On average, men five years into their career think they deserve $80,000 a year and the women $64,000—or 20 percent less. Hewlett-Packard discovered several years ago, that women working at HP applied for a promotion only when they believed they met 100 percent of the qualifications listed for the job. Men were happy to apply when they thought they could meet 60 percent of the job requirements. “Men have about 10 times more testosterone than women do, impacting everything from speed to strength to muscle size to competitive instinct… ...Recent research has tied high testosterone levels to an appetite for risk taking.” “Our brain is ‘hard-wired’ to be negative. Neuroscience shows that the majority of our self-talk is negative — it’s working against us. These negative thoughts make us feel angry, irritated, frustrated, hopelessness.” (Thrive Global) We can actually train our brains to become more confident. Recent discoveries in neuroscience suggest our brains have the quality of "neuroplasticity," meaning the networks it uses to communicate information are malleable much later into life than previously thought. (Big Think) “Confidence is not a fixed attribute; it’s the outcome of the thoughts we think and the actions we take. New research into neural plasticity reveals that we can literally rewire our brains in ways that affect our thoughts and behavior at any age.” (Forbes) 5 Days, 5 Ways to Restore Your Personal Power Challenge Launches 12/6! This challenge is for the badass woman who wants to: Discover YOUR unique gifts (which you can use to rock the world!) The #1 mental roadblock holding you back — and how to overcome it Learn how to get FUEL from former challenges that will empower your personal growth Discover the gateway to the fresh support you need to CRUSH your big goals Finally say goodbye to distractions, procrastination, overwhelm and fear! We’re conquering all of that in 5 days and did I mention it’s totally free?! Registration is now open but spots are limited! Click here to reserve your spot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 25 Nov 2021 11:00:00 -0000
Act at the Speed of Instruction with Jeremy Torisk (103)
In this episode of the Velvet Machete Leadership Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews Jeremy Torisk of Torisk Pro Advisors about acting at the speed of instruction. Adversity is nothing new to Jeremy, who has swung from the extremes of being homeless to recently selling his share of a very successful Telco Construction company after 30 years of extreme ups and downs in the Telco industry. He’s now a professional speaker, author of Labor To Leadership, business advisor, and leadership coach. Jeremy says the only thing that can stop us is the six inches of real estate between our ears In this episode, Amber and Jeremy discuss: * How to change our mindset from reactive to proactive * The difference between motivation and drive, and why it matters * Developing our drive by examining our WHYs * How to build our brand by building personal relationships first This powerful episode is packed with wisdom that will leave you wanting to redefine and focus on your why so you can tap into your drive and overcome any adversity that comes your way. Don’t miss Jeremy's insights into overcoming life’s challenges, building authentic relationships, building a proactive mindset, and more! If you’ve encountered adversity in your life and career--which most of us have--then you’ll want to give this a listen. Links and Mentioned Resources Stoic Meditations: Marcus Aurelius Complete Works 1 Atomic Habits by James Clear Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins Check out Jeremy’s podcast, The Go ProCast, on YouTube here. You can also connect with him on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram, and schedule a 15-minute get-to-know-you chat here. For a free, listener-exclusive copy of his book, Labor To Leadership, click here. Follow @thevelvetmachete on Instagram for inspiration and free business advice. About Jeremy Jeremy Torisk, of Torisk Pro Advisors, is a professional speaker, business advisor, leadership coach, and author of Labor to Leadership. His mission is to help as many people as possible to adapt a PRO Attitude, change their PROspective, and PROduce amazing results through defining, pursuing, and reaching their business and personal goals. Jeremy is the father of four well-adjusted, driven kids and is married to an amazing real estate queen, Christie. Get Social: Website | Book | YouTube | Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram | Calendly Want More of the Good Stuff? *Subscribe to the podcast: Be sure to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Amazon Music, or your favorite podcasting app. Prefer to watch? Subscribe on YouTube. Or simply ask Amazon Alexa, "Play Velvet Machete Leadership Podcast with Amber Hurdle." Easy. *Read the book: The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave, Female Entrepreneur on Amazon, Books-a-Million, Barnes & Noble & other retailers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 28 Oct 2021 08:00:00 -0000
How to Process Trauma and Fill Your Own Cup with Sharon Grosch (102)
In this episode of the Velvet Machete Leadership Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews Sharon Grosch, a licensed clinical therapist. Sharon is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, a therapeutic modality used in the treatment of trauma and PTSD. She has extensive experience in both psychiatric hospital counseling and private practice, and has been in practice since 2002. Sharon is on Amber’s recommended resources list for members of the Velvet Machete® Leadership Academy, as well as Amber’s monthly membership, the Velvet Machete® Leadership Society. Together they discuss: * Trauma (both “big T” and “little T,” and how to define each) * How trauma impacts us as adult professionals pursuing the lives we want to step into * Why it’s critical to break out of victim mentality and learn how to fill our own cup * The importance of therapy and mental health care for all, regardless of our background, status, or future goals * Breaking cycles of codependency and knowing when to step away from someone who doesn’t want help * Basic guidance for finding and working with a therapist who is right for you This episode will make you uncomfortable in the best way, and it’s such a value-packed listen. Don’t miss the wisdom Sharon brings to the table regarding therapy, trauma, and the importance of caring for your mental health, no matter where you are in your life. You’ll walk away with crucial knowledge for seeking out and connecting with a therapist who can not only help you process the trauma in your life, but help you take the next step toward your goals and the life you’re ready to embrace. Links and Mentioned Resources Learn more about Sharon’s therapy practice at Grosch Counseling or connect with her on LinkedIn. Follow @thevelvetmachete on Instagram for inspiration and free business advice. About Sharon Sharon Grosch is a licensed clinical therapist certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, a therapeutic modality that addresses PTSD and trauma. With a rich background in both psychiatric hospital counseling and private practice, Sharon brings a wealth of experience, compassion, and understanding to her clients. She previously served as the Director of Mental Health for the Corizon Healthcare Corporation, before opening her independent practice, Grosch Counseling. In addition to her therapy practice, Sharon is a published author, community servant, wife, mother, and grandmother. She received her Masters Degree in Counseling from the University of Tennessee and has served the Wilson County area since 2002. Get Social: Website | Facebook | LinkedIn Want More of the Good Stuff? *Subscribe to the podcast: Be sure to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Amazon Music, or your favorite podcasting app. Prefer to watch? Subscribe on YouTube. Or simply ask Amazon Alexa, "Play Velvet Machete Leadership Podcast with Amber Hurdle." Easy. *Read the book: The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave, Female Entrepreneur on Amazon, Books-a-Million, Barnes & Noble & other retailers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 21 Oct 2021 08:00:00 -0000
How to Easily Make Fast, Healthy Meals on a Budget with Tiffany Terczak (101)
In this episode of the Velvet Machete Leadership Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews Tiffany Terczak, creator of Grocery Budget Bootcamp and Don’t Waste the Crumbs, a blog that teaches families how to eat real food on a budget. Amber believes in fueling your body with premium fuel and managing the time and money you spend on your nutrition to perform at your peak and optimize your ability to lead. As a wife and mom who learned how to get out of debt and eat healthier, Tiffany is passionate about sharing meal plans, recipes, instructions on grocery budgeting, and tips for DIY natural living with individuals and families looking to reduce their spending on food while raising the quality of their meals. Together they discuss: *How to make quick meals with real, nourishing food--on a budget *How to get out of debt and eat healthier at the same time *Tips for reducing your grocery budget, even on all-natural and organic foods *Kitchen hacks, frugal recipes, saving money, and much more This episode teaches the basics of building a grocery budget around better food that your body and you wallet will love. Don’t miss Tiffany’s experienced insights into budgeting, cooking, and shopping for the best deals on real, healthy, natural foods! She shares such valuable information, you’ll definitely want to come back to this one again and again. Links and Mentioned Resources Check out Tiffany’s website, Don’t Waste the Crumbs, for shopping and cooking tips, tricks, and know-how that will have you both saving money and eating healthier. Or, sign up for her course, Grocery Budget Bootcamp, for a deep dive into the exact methods that helped Tiffany and her husband not only eat healthier on a budget, but pay off over $100,000 in debt, too. Follow @thevelvetmachete on Instagram for inspiration and free business advice. About Tiffany Tiffany Terczak is a wife, mom of two, and the creator of Don’t Waste the Crumbs, a robust blog that provides free recipes, budgeting tips, meal plans, kitchen hacks, and tips for natural living. She’s a mom who learned both how to eat healthier and get out of debt at the same time, and she’s committed to sharing what she’s learned over the years with other individuals and families looking to take the pain out of their budgets, grocery shopping, and planning truly healthy meals that nourish their bodies. Tiffany is also the founder of the forthcoming Crumbs University and the Grocery Budget Bootcamp course, a deep dive into the exact budgeting, shopping, and meal planning tips and tricks she uses for her own family. Get Social: Website | Course | Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter Want More of the Good Stuff? *Subscribe to the podcast: Be sure to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Amazon Music, or your favorite podcasting app. Prefer to watch? Subscribe on YouTube. Or simply ask Amazon Alexa, "Play Velvet Machete Leadership Podcast with Amber Hurdle." Easy. *Read the book: The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave, Female Entrepreneur on Amazon, Books-a-Million, Barnes & Noble & other retailers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 14 Oct 2021 08:00:00 -0000
Top 5 Lessons Learned in 100 Episodes + Birthday Reflections (100)
I cannot believe I (finally) made it to 100 episodes! And on top of that? My 100th episode publishes on my BIRTHDAY! So, let’s double celebrate! As I reflect on the top five lessons I’ve learned through producing 100 podcast episodes, I also want to issue you five challenges. Then, I want to share some reflections and real talk about my past less than festive year because you know I’m transparent and someone needs to hear my story. Be sure to tune in for the backstory on each of the five lessons, but here is the quick recap to follow along: Top 5 Lessons Learned in 100 EpisodesLesson 1: People are AWESOME! YOUR CHALLENGE: Determine who you need to meet and where you need to go to meet them. Then go find the people who can help you on your journey! Lesson 2: The person who wins is not the best, it’s the person who doesn’t give up! YOUR CHALLENGE: Identify something that you think you can’t do or are not good enough to do - something you are hesitant about doing -- and then commit to a time frame that you absolutely won’t give up, no matter how many times you fail. Lesson 3: Get out of your comfort zone. YOUR CHALLENGE: What are you not doing right now because you are afraid you are going to look stupid? What do you need to get out of your comfort zone? Decide what that is, then do it! Lesson 4: People need your light. YOUR CHALLENGE: Fill in the blank: My light is that I do ______________. (And then put that in the comments of YouTube or my social media for this episode or email me what that is at amber@amberhurdle.com.) Lesson 5: Just do you. YOUR CHALLENGE: Listen to episode #5 and develop your personal brand so you are clear on who you are and how you best serve others to develop unshakeable confidence. Birthday Reflections There’s been a lot of change in my life in the past year. I mean A LOT. All is well and love reigns, but as real as I’ve always been with you all, it felt like a good time to finally pull back the curtain and let you know about some of the changes. Maybe it will encourage you or explain some of the wonkiness of a “branding expert’s” inconsistency, and I know it will allow me to step into the light and out of the shadows, so I can get back to being who I am and doing what I do best. Importantly, I want you to know you are seen, treasured, and let me be clear that serving you is my life’s work. Thank you for being exactly who you are. Here’s to a fresh year of life and another 100 episodes! xo LINKS AND MENTIONED RESOURCES The Bombshell Business Woman Chapter 14: How to Network Like a Lady Boss Episode 5: Develop Your Personal Brand Honest & Vulnerable Announcement From a Hospital Parking Garage (10/23/21) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 07 Oct 2021 08:00:00 -0000
Leveraging Performance-Driven Neurology with Larry Olsen (99)
Did you know that before an average person speaks a single word they send over 250,000 messages? It’s the crazy truth! Interested in learning more about performance-driven neurology, then you’ll want to experience my guest Larry Olsen as he shares: What percentage of your performance is driven by attitude. How our subconscious shapes our attitudes. How to overcome allowing our attitudes to inform our decisions. How to develop the awareness to replace old attitudes and beliefs. How to “get a vision and live it.” A whole bunch of nerdy brain stuff that explains WHY we do what we do and how to do it better. And so much more! Links and Mentioned Resources Follow @thevelvetmachete on Instagram for inspiration and free personal development advice for powerful leaders.. About Larry International speaker, author, and executive coach, Larry Olsen, has years of experience working with Fortune 50 companies, championship teams, and entrepreneurs on establishing their vision and sense of purpose. Larry understands that perception is truth, and his innate ability to customize his approach for each client’s success truly sets him apart. Every person is different, and Larry’s approach has proven that success happens when we team up with someone who listens, discovers what makes us unique, and shows us how to unleash our own greatness. Larry is passionate about providing individuals and teams quick, actionable guidance on how to break ingrained, ineffective habits that they did not even know were holding them back. His company Aperneo’s approach to professional development balances common sense, practical neuroscience, and personal accountability, enabling clients to gain insights and perspectives to live, work, and engage with more success. In addition to working with companies, athletes, and entrepreneurs, Larry is a sought-after speaker, podcast host, and the author of Get a Vision and Live It, which provides insight into how to easily adjust our thinking to get the results we want. Get Social: Website | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube Want More of the Good Stuff? *Subscribe to the podcast: Be sure to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Amazon Music, or your favorite podcasting app. Prefer to watch? Subscribe on YouTube. Or simply ask Amazon Alexa, "Play Velvet Machete Leadership Podcast with Amber Hurdle." Easy. *Read the book: The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave, Female Entrepreneur on Amazon, Books-a-Million, Barnes & Noble & other retailers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 30 Sep 2021 08:00:00 -0000
Becoming A Compassionate Leader With Joseph Fung (98)
In this episode of the Velvet Machete Leadership Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews Joseph Fung, serial entrepreneur, CEO, and founder of Uvaro, a tech sales career accelerator and sales enablement platform purpose-built to provide sales teams with the information that they need, when they need it. Joseph speaks frequently on the topics of sales, leadership, diversity, and corporate social responsibility. Together they discuss: *Diversity and culture in tech company cultures *Having hard conversations in your company versus taking a public activist stance on social issues *Being a compassionate leader to identify and heal pain in your organization *Building more diverse teams for better business results and better decision making *Getting comfortable in discomfort in order to develop more empathy as a leader This episode is a valuable deep dive into how compassion and empathy in leadership help us to identify and heal pain within our organizations. Don’t miss Joseph’s expertise on workplace diversity and culture, compassionate leadership, and building more diverse teams for greater success! Joseph is a true gem in the leadership world, so you’ll want to hear what he has to say. Links and Mentioned Resources Check out Joseph’s company, Uvaro, or connect with him on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram. Read the articles Joseph mentioned in this episode here: How Inclusive Is Your Leadership; Hey CEOs, Now Isn’t the Time to Stick Your Head in the Sand. Follow @thevelvetmachete on Instagram for inspiration and free business advice. About Joseph Joseph Fung is a serial entrepreneur, CEO, and founder of Uvaro, a tech sales career accelerator and sales enablement platform purpose-built to provide sales teams with the information that they need, when they need it. He is a repeat founder and CEO, with multiple successful sales exits. Joseph speaks frequently on the topics of sales, leadership, diversity, and corporate social responsibility. As an active early-stage investor, he ensures that the majority of his investments are into women-led companies so we love him extra for that. Joseph is a graduate of the University of Waterloo’s computer engineering program, and he sits on the board of Communitech, the Golden Triangle Angel Network, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Get Social: Uvaro | LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram | Forbes Councils Profile Want More of the Good Stuff? *Subscribe to the podcast: Be sure to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Amazon Music, or your favorite podcasting app. Prefer to watch? Subscribe on YouTube. Or simply ask Amazon Alexa, "Play Velvet Machete Leadership Podcast with Amber Hurdle." Easy. *Read the book: The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave, Female Entrepreneur on Amazon, Books-a-Million, Barnes & Noble & other retailers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 09 Sep 2021 08:00:00 -0000
Digital PR And Getting Your Name Out There With Victoria Kennedy (97)
In this episode of the Velvet Machete Leadership Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews Victoria Kennedy, CEO of Victorious PR, a media agency that helps entrepreneurs and real estate brokerages, among others, get featured in industry-specific publications, local press, podcasts, and top publications to be seen as industry leaders in their fields. Victoria has been featured in over 200 publications, including Forbes, Entrepreneur, TV and radio stations, and the TEDx stage. Together they discuss: *Victoria’s definition of personal branding and what effective personal branding means for business *Hiccups and pitfalls business owners and executives encounter when working on their PR or personal brand *The importance of becoming the number one authority in your niche *Victoria’s recommendations for PR DIY-ers *How to position yourself for greater authority in your career, even if you don’t own a business This episode will get any business owner or executive jump-started on the importance of building niche authority and presenting themselves to the world as an expert in their field. Don’t miss Victoria’s insights into personal branding, public relations, niche authority, and establishing yourself as a go-to thought leader in your area of expertise! Victoria contains a wealth of wisdom, so you’ll want to hold onto this episode for future reference. Links and Mentioned Resources Visit Victoria online at her website, learn more about Victorious PR, or connect with her on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Follow @thevelvetmachete on Instagram for inspiration and free business advice. About Victoria Victoria Kennedy is the CEO of Victorious PR, a media agency that helps Entrepreneurs and Real Estate Brokerages (among others) get featured in industry-specific publications, local press, podcasts, and top publications to be seen as Industry Leaders in their fields. Victoria has been featured in over 200 publications including Forbes, Entrepreneur, TV & radio stations, and the TEDx stage. Get Social: Website | Victorious PR | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube Want More of the Good Stuff? *Subscribe to the podcast: Be sure to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Amazon Music, or your favorite podcasting app. Prefer to watch? Subscribe on YouTube. Or simply ask Amazon Alexa, "Play Velvet Machete Leadership Podcast with Amber Hurdle." Easy. *Read the book: The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave, Female Entrepreneur on Amazon, Books-a-Million, Barnes & Noble & other retailers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 02 Sep 2021 08:00:00 -0000
Achieving Customer Love with Howard Tiersky (96)
In this episode of the Velvet Machete Leadership Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews Howard Tiersky, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Winning Digital Customers and founder of FROM, The Digital Transformation Agency and Innovation Loft. Howard teaches leaders that achieving customer love is the single most important criteria for business success, and that we can measure a brand’s level of customer love with a single question. Together they discuss: *The important components brands with high love consistently have *How to differentiate between “customer love” and loyalty (hint: they’re not the same!) *The exact 3-part formula for achieving customer love *A proven, 5-part transformation process brands can use to improve their fulfillment of the love formula This episode will teach you the transformative process your brand can implement to achieve customer love. Don’t miss Howard’s expertise on the exact steps brands should be taking in order to make their customers fall in love over and over again! He shares tips on understanding your customer, mapping the customer journey, building the future, optimizing the short-term, and leading the change. You’ll want to revisit this wisdom, so don’t miss it. Links and Mentioned Resources Visit Howard’s website to download a free chapter from his book, Winning Digital Customers. You can also connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter. Follow @thevelvetmachete on Instagram for inspiration and free business advice. About Howard Howard Tiersky is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Winning Digital Customers: The Antidote to Irrelevance. Howard is the founder of two companies that enable large brands to win in the digital world: FROM, The Digital Transformation Agency and Innovation Loft. Among his dozens of Fortune 1000 clients are Verizon, NBC, Universal Studios, JPMC, Morgan Stanley, the NBA, and Visa. Get Social: Free Book Chapter | LinkedIn | Twitter Want More of the Good Stuff? *Subscribe to the podcast: Be sure to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Amazon Music, or your favorite podcasting app. Prefer to watch? Subscribe on YouTube. Or simply ask Amazon Alexa, "Play Velvet Machete Leadership Podcast with Amber Hurdle." Easy. *Read the book: The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave, Female Entrepreneur on Amazon, Books-a-Million, Barnes & Noble & other retailers. Downloadable Worksheet Graphic (569 x 214)-Link to Convertkit Opt-In Page Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Fri, 27 Aug 2021 08:30:00 -0000
Defining Your Social Legacy with Emily Chang (95)
In this episode of the Velvet Machete Leadership Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews Emily Chang, a seasoned executive who has worked with some of the world’s most recognizable companies, and the author of The Spare Room: Define Your Social Legacy to Live a More Intentional Life and Lead with Authentic Purpose. Emily has found that living into her Social Legacy has not only deeply enriched her home life, it has also enabled her to become a more authentic and relatable leader in the workplace. Together they discuss: *The definition and significance of a Social Legacy *The 16 young people Emily and her family have cared for through their spare room over the years *How this ongoing way of life has impacted her as a leader *How others can find their path to their own “spare room” This episode challenges us to open our hearts through service to others and the Social Legacy we wish to leave behind. Don’t miss Emily’s insights into leadership, impact, and living with intention! She shares her own experiences through service to others, and encourages leaders to identify their unique Social Legacy and lead with authentic purpose. Don’t miss this one. Links and Mentioned Resources Visit Emily’s website, social-legacy.com, to take a deeper dive into her story, listen to her TEDx Talk, or grab your copy of her book, The Spare Room. You can also connect with her on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook. Follow @thevelvetmachete on Instagram for inspiration and free business advice. About Emily Emily Chang is a seasoned executive who has worked with some of the world’s most renowned companies like Procter & Gamble, Apple, and Starbucks. Over the last twenty-one years, her job has brought her and her family to eight different homes across the U.S and China. And everywhere she’s lived, Emily has found herself at the unique intersection of her Offer and Offense. Life has served up young people who have been abused, neglected or marginalized, to find sanctuary in her spare room. Among her deeply personal accounts, Emily shares heart-wrenching stories of an emotionally abused child bride, a dying eighteen-month old boy born with hydrocephalus, and the abused daughter of a local prostitute. Now more than ever, social purpose has become an urgent leadership imperative. Emily’s book, The Spare Room will help you identify your Social Legacy to live a more intentional life and lead with authentic purpose. Get Social: Website | Book | LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook Want More of the Good Stuff? *Subscribe to the podcast: Be sure to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, Spotify, Amazon Music, or your favorite podcasting app. Prefer to watch? Subscribe on YouTube. Or simply ask Amazon Alexa, "Play Velvet Machete Leadership Podcast with Amber Hurdle." Easy. *Read the book: The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave, Female Entrepreneur on Amazon, Books-a-Million, Barnes & Noble & other retailers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 26 Aug 2021 02:37:28 -0000
Leverage Change with Jake Jacobs (94)
In this episode of the Velvet Machete Leadership Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews Jake Jacobs, founder of Jake Jacobs Consulting and author of Leverage Change: 27 Ways to Achieve Faster, Easier, Better Results...Immediately. James helps people and organizations through the change process and the problems they encounter along the way. With the right tools, any person or organization can make a successful change. For full show notes, visit AmberHurdle.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 10 Jun 2021 08:30:00 -0000
Amplifying Cult Brands with Chris Kneeland (93)
Amber Hurdle interviews Chris Kneeland, CEO of Cult Collective, one of the premier engagement marketing firms in North America. This episode reveals the inner workings of cult-like brands, and how an “average” brand can elevate itself to cult status. It’s just that value-packed! They discuss the major differences between an average brand and a cult brand, how to get others to buy in to cult-like brand principles, tips for amplifying cult brands for lasting impact and influence and so much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 12:59:41 -0000
How to NEVER Deal with "Weaknesses" Again (92)
Bubble Wrap Your “Weaknesses” Learn how to leverage and refine or how to create environments ALL to uniquely support your specific and natural habits, personality, and preferences. Building environments that align with who you are will set you up for success to play in your strengths and help you proactively “bubble wrap” your perceived weaknesses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 08 Apr 2021 14:34:19 -0000
Live Personal Brand Coaching Session Using How to Fascinate® (91)
According to their Fascinate Test reports,Kay Suarez and Donna Feyen are both Maestros. Yet, Amber Hurdle shows these friends and colleagues how they are different and how they uniquely create value during this live coaching session. Tune in to learn how to go deeper than the surface in personality assessments, and see if you can figure out how you fascinate! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 25 Feb 2021 08:30:00 -0000
Build Your Personal Brand with the Fascinate® Test Personality Assessment (Ep 90)
Personality assessments are a shortcut to self-awareness, and my go-to assessment for personal branding is the Fascinate Test discovered by Sally Hogshead, in which I am certified. We cover the science of Fascinate, the 7 Advantages, how your Advantages work together, and how to recognize and celebrate Advantages in others. Tune in! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Fri, 19 Feb 2021 08:30:00 -0000
How Absolutely Anyone Can Become Influential
Learn my proprietary method I use to help absolutely any leader who is willing to become more influential and hear all about the rebranding of the podcast that is kicked off in this week’s episode! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Fri, 12 Feb 2021 10:30:00 -0000
88: How to Become A Powerful Businesswoman
Today I break down the concept of a Bombshell Business Woman, and share the step-by-step process of fully embracing your inner Bombshell before we rebrand this podcast to the Velvet Machete Leadership Podcast. We cover three key areas of focus: the internal employee, the external customer, and the company’s financial experience. If you like what you hear, go deeper with The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave, Female Entrepreneur, available at your favorite retailer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Fri, 29 Jan 2021 11:17:23 -0000
87: How Quiet Leaders Can Also Be Wildly Influential
When many people think “leader,” they think big, bold personality--large and in charge. The truth is extroverted leaders are not the only stars of business success, and we have data that over half of the CEOs who perform the best are introverts. Whether you are the quiet leader or work with one, host Amber Hurdle walks you through how quiet leaders can also be wildly influential. --- Take my free quiz to quickly define your distinct value: https://amberhurdle.com/leadershipquiz/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 21 Jan 2021 08:00:00 -0000
86: How to Practice Self Care Like You Survived 2020
Host Amber Hurdle removes the“fluff” from self-care and breaks down why professionals who want to perform at peak can implement actionable strategies to manage your self-care process. You cannot uphold your personal brand if you don’t build environments around you to support that. “Self-care” is merely the creation of environments to support your best self. It’s not fluffy or indulgent. Listen in to make 2021 a transformational year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 08:00:00 -0000
85: We're BACK with New Episodes & How to Set Glamour Goals
In this episode host, Amber Hurdle, catches up a bit, then breaks down what to expect with the podcast moving forward. She also walks you through her Glamour Goals process to help you create reasonable, obtainable goals that are so appealing and special you WILL reach them. To register for the Glamour Goals Masterclass on Master, where she teaches the steps in more depth and walks you through creating a vision board, go to http://glamourgoals.net/ and use the code CRUSH2021 to register for half-off. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 07 Jan 2021 08:00:00 -0000
84: The Final BB Episode
Welcome, Bombshell! This marks the FINAL episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast! In this episode we cover: - The history of the Bombshell Business Woman sub-brand. - What’s next! - Reflection on some awesome moments of learning and guest experiences. Tune in as we give a final farewell to the Bombshell Business Podcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 26 Dec 2019 15:54:56 -0000
83: Finding Success with Deborah Lee James
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Woman, host Amber Hurdle interviews Deborah Lee James, 23rd Secretary of the Air Force, keynote speaker, and author, about how to achieve success as a confident leader and working parent. This episode is full of wisdom from Deborah’s years of experience as a top female leader in both the Air Force and in the private sector. Don’t miss this episode! You’ll want to listen to it time and time again! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 11 Sep 2019 05:00:00 -0000
82: Why Specializing Will Grow Your Biz with Natalie Eckdahl
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle chats with her friend, Natalie Eckdahl, business strategist and high performance coach to entrepreneurial women, about how specializing can grow your business. If you’re ready to grow your business, Natalie and Amber’s conversation will help you think differently about how you approach what you do best. Tune in, then share this episode with someone who would benefit from hearing it, too! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 04 Sep 2019 05:00:00 -0000
81: How to Sell Authentically with Nikki Rausch
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews sales executive Nikki Rausch about how to sell authentically. This empowering episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast takes away the “icky” of selling, develops your confidence, and teaches Nikki’s 5-step formula to make the selling process easier. Tune in! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 28 Aug 2019 08:30:00 -0000
80: Growing Your Passive Income with Stefanie Gass
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews Stefanie Gass, podcasting and passive income coach, about how to create and scale passive income, so you can focus more on what matters to you outside of your business. Who’s ready to make money while sipping margaritas by the pool? Yes, please! Tune in to grow your revenue in new ways. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 07 Aug 2019 08:00:00 -0000
79: Starting Your Own Business with Gabi Garrett
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interview’s Gabi Garrett, content strategist, about how she quit her job and a life she hated, and started her own successful business. This episode is full of authenticity and passion. You’ll be sure to relate as you hear the stories of these powerhouse businesswomen, and you’ll be empowered by their tried-and-true business tips. Tune in! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 31 Jul 2019 08:00:00 -0000
78: How to Secure Funding for Your Business with Kedma Ohh
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews Kedma Ohh, author of Target Funding, about how to secure funding for your business. Together, they discuss: *How she bounced back from filing bankruptcy in 2000 *How to find funding for your solid business plan *What most people get wrong when it comes to growing their business *When to use crowdfunding effectively Tune in, you won't regret it! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 24 Jul 2019 08:00:00 -0000
77: How to Break the Glass Ceiling with Andie Kramer
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews Andie Kramer, nationally recognized advocate for women’s advancement, author and attorney, about the glass ceiling that still exists for women in the workplace and how to overcome it. Don’t let gender bias hold you back from excelling in your career. This episode is full of tips to help you break the glass ceiling and excel to the top of your team. Tune in and be empowered! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 10 Jul 2019 08:00:00 -0000
76: How to Rock It on Video with Keri Murphy
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews Keri Murphy, CEO and founder of Inspired Living. Keri is an international speaker, media expert, and business mentor. She embodies the Bombshell Business Woman, and is especially confident when it comes to being on camera, making appearances on MTV, E!, FOX, and NBC. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 03 Jul 2019 14:00:00 -0000
75: Getting Real about Mental Health
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle opens up about her own mental health journey to help reduce stigma, inspire Bombshells to practice self-care, and recommend resources to turn to if you’re experiencing anxiety or depression. There is no shame in talking about mental health or the struggles you are experiencing. Be brave and tune in! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 15 May 2019 08:00:00 -0000
74: Master Social Media Strategy with Andréa Jones
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews social media strategist and podcast host Andréa Jones of OnlineDrea. Together, they discuss: *How to spend less time on social media AND get more out of it *Why and how you should respond to Instagram Stories *Being authentic on social without feeling salesy or spammy *Who should be selling on LinkedIn *Unique social media tips for introverts and extroverts *How to use social media to build sales funnels Tune in! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 08 May 2019 05:00:00 -0000
73: How to Leverage Podcasting with Jessica Rhodes
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdles interviews Jessica Rhodes, founder and co-owner of Interview Connections, the first and leading podcast booking agency. Together, they discuss: *Why a podcast strategy works *The value of podcasting *What types of businesses should (and shouldn’t be) podcasting *The question you should be answering with every pitch to podcasters *The best way to get booked on podcasts *When to be a guest and when to start a podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 01 May 2019 10:00:00 -0000
72: Why You Must Write a Book with Honorée Corder
In this episode of The Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews Honorée Corder, bestselling author and executive business coach, on why you should become a self-published author if you’re a professional of any kind. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 04:00:00 -0000
71: Amber Hurdle’s VIP Rebranding Experience with Jacki Kuehne
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle chats with Jacki Kuehne, a VIP Branding Retreat client (and now friend) and hair stylist who came to Amber in 2018 for guidance rebranding her business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 08:30:00 -0000
70: Balancing Business, Family and Healthy Living with Katie Farrell
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Woman, host Amber Hurdle interviews Katie Farell, founder of Dashing Dish, about living healthy and being intentional with family, all while growing a business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 04:00:00 -0000
69: Why Your Life Priorities Matter in Business with Shannon Adkins
In this episode of The Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews Shannon Adkins, thought leader and CEO of Future State, on upholding social good and personal priorities in business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 13 Mar 2019 08:00:00 -0000
68: How to Successfully Navigate Change with Ali Brown
In this episode of The Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews Ali Brown, one of the world’s most recognized entrepreneur coaches, about how to rock it as a woman in business when things start to change. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 06 Mar 2019 06:00:00 -0000
67: How to Keep Your Employees Passionate
In this episode of The Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews Rebecca Barnes-Hogg, Bombshell Business Expert on employee management, recruiting, and hiring. Together, they discuss: *How to keep millennial employees passionate about your business *The impact disengaged employees have on your business *The right questions to ask during an interview *The role of feedback in employee management *Top tips to keep employees passionate about your business If you’re in charge of hiring, this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast is a must for you. Rebecca sets your biz up for success -- you can’t afford to miss this episode! Tune in. Rebecca Barnes-Hogg is the founder of YOLO Insights®and author of The YOLO Principle, The Ultimate Hiring Guide for Small Business. Her path to Bombshell Business Woman started 8 years ago when she broke free from corporate with a dream, a cell phone, and a laptop. Rebecca built YOLO Insights®in response to all the frustrated business owners who were wasting time, money, and their sanity hiring the wrong people. She thrives on the hunt for purple unicorns (ideal employees) and watching her clients become more efficient, effective, and profitable when they hire the right employees. Get Social: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | LinkedIn Want More of the Good Stuff? *Download the app: The Bombshell Business App in the App Store or Google Play *Subscribe to the podcast: The Bombshell Business Podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, or ask Alexa to “play Bombshell Business Podcast with Amber Hurdle” *Read the book: The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave, Female Entrepreneur on Amazon, Books-a-Million, Barnes & Noble & other retailers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 27 Feb 2019 12:00:00 -0000
66: How to Excel as a Female Entrepreneur with Kim Gravel
In this episode of The Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews Kim Gravel, veteran television host, former Lifetime Television star, entrepreneur, public speaker and leader. Together, they discuss: *Why you should work smarter, not harder *What it means to be a woman in business *Why women must support other women *How to work your strengths and fill in your weaknesses *Why relationships are crucial to growing your business Tune in! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:30:00 -0000
65: How to Write with Passion with Haley Walden
In this episode of The Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews Haley Walden, Bombshell Business Expert on Copy Writing and Editing, about writing passionately for all your business needs. Together, they discuss: *How to write about topics you don’t like *Why tuning into your purpose and Big Why makes your writing better *How to use music to get you inspired *Practices to help you move passed writing paralysis Tune in first to get Haley’s expert advice and be inspired. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:30:00 -0000
64: How to Up Your Instagram Game with Christy Laurence
In this episode of The Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews Christy Laurence, CEO & Founder of Plann, about Christy’s journey, accomplishing big dreams, and leveraging Instagram to build brand influence. Together, they discuss: *How Christy overcame a traumatic brain energy and created a super successful 7-figure business *The best hashtags to use for maximum exposure *How even a service-based business can promote their brand on Instagram *How to use Plann to make money and build influence *When to use stock images and how to use them *How often to post an Instagram story *The difference between automating your content and scheduling it *How to keep a remote team connected Are you ready to up your Instagram game and take your business to the next level? Hit play and plan to take some notes--Christy has TONS of awesome insights to share! Links and Mentioned Resources The Official Plann website and where to download the app and get Christy as your personal Instagram coach How to get on the Plann waitlist for its desktop version coming soon Follow Christy’s personal Instagram account Sneak Instagram Tips Instagram is the best social media platform with highest engagement of any social media platform. If you use hashtags with over one million posts, it is much less likely you’ll be discovered. To get noticed, use more niche hashtags. Aim for hashtags with 100,000 to 300,00 mentions to get noticed longer. The sweet spot is between 250,000 and 750,000 - the higher the mentions, the greater your engagement rate needs to be to be seen. Now tune in to hear more of Christy’s social media strategies! Christy Laurence, CEO & Founder of Plann Christy Laurence has been featured in multiple publications about Plann, Instagram, Creative Strategy, Marketing, Entrepreneurship and App building. With a lengthy background in Advertising, Christy used creativity to battle through recovery of freak brain trauma, eventually leaving her day-job to design a tool to help others make a living doing what they love.She is a regular Guest Blogger and Keynote Speaker on a multitude of topics and is extremely generous with her knowledge. She’s more than happy to join you on your podcast, blog, editorial piece or event – just ask! Get Social: Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest Want More of the Good Stuff? *Download the app: The Bombshell Business App in the App Store or Google Play *Subscribe to the podcast: The Bombshell Business Podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, or ask Alexa to “play Bombshell Business Podcast with Amber Hurdle” *Read the book:The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave, Female Entrepreneuron Amazon, Books-a-Million, Barnes & Noble& other retailers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 06 Feb 2019 02:00:27 -0000
63: How to Create a Vision and Actually Make it a Reality with Jaime Gordon
In this episode of The Bombshell Business Podcast host Amber Hurdle interviews #BBExpert Jaime Gordon, life coach, about casting a vision and taking the right action steps to make your vision a reality. See show notes at amberhurdle.com/podcasts for more details. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:55:53 -0000
62: Happy New Year: Here's What to Expect in Season 4
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast Amber Hurdle talks about the opportunities of the new year, what the theme of Season Four will be, who to expect as guests and what is next in the longterm for Amber. Be sure to tune in to get the behind the scenes exclusive and prepare for the awesome guests to come in Season Four! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 09 Jan 2019 09:00:00 -0000
60: How to Launch a Mobile Loyalty Program for Your Small Business with Keith Troup
In this episode of The Bombshell Business Podcast, Amber Hurdle interviews Bombshell Business Expert on Mobile Marketing, Keith Troup. Keith shares why he believes a loyalty program is vital for your business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:30:00 -0000
59: Why You Need to Plan NOW for Your 2019 Event with Emily Murnen
In this episode Amber Hurdle talks to Bombshell Business Expert Emily Murnen about the exact details you need to consider now for your future event. Whether you are hosting a conference or an in-store event, Emily has the goods on how to make it awesome! From actual strategies to to accurately budget for your event to timelines and marketing, this is a must-listen to episode if you are even thinking about hosting an event in the coming year! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 18:13:00 -0000
58: How to Get Back in the Driver’s Seat with Easy Meal Planning with Kirbee Miller
In this episode Amber Hurdle interviews Bombshell Business Lifestyle Expert, Kirbee Miller about how to get back in the driver’s seat with easy meal planning. As a busy Bombshell Business Woman It is refreshing to stay in budget and still have satisfying meals. So, listen in to learn how to save time and eat well, and let’s get back in the driver’s seat with Kirbee’s meal planning tips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 31 Oct 2018 07:30:00 -0000
57: How to Repurpose Content to Ease Your Holiday Workload with Haley Walden
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast Amber Hurdle talks to Bombshell Business Expert Haley Walden about how to repurpose your content to ease your holiday workload. Full show notes are available on The Bombshell Business App or at amberhurdle.com/podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:35:12 -0000
56: The Secret to Finding the Best Employees with Rebecca Barnes Hogg
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast Amber Hurdle interviews Bombshell Business Expert Rebecca Barnes Hogg, who reveals how to find the best employees for your business. She explains how to create your recruiting and hiring vision, how to build your employer brand, and how to create a plan of action on how you are going to hire. From financial readiness to legal issues and beyond, Rebecca sets you up for new hire success! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 07:00:00 -0000
55: Behind the Scenes at Bombshell Central - Content Calendar & Social Media Strategy with Abby Hyman
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast Amber Hurdle interviews Bombshell Business Expert on Social Media, Abby Hyman, who is also Amber Hurdle Consulting’s Marketing and Public Relations team member. Together, they pull back the curtain to reveal how they figured out their working rhythm, how exactly they approach their content calendar and social media strategies, and they even share the exact tools they use to make it all happen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 03 Oct 2018 07:00:00 -0000
Download the FREE Bombshell Business App by Amber Hurdle (Bonus Episode)
The Bombshell Business App is live and ready for you to download for free on the App Store, on Google Play or via the web app. I would cherish a rating and review so it can be seen and downloaded by as many aspiring Bombshells as possible! How Do You Download the Bombshell Business App? Simply follow one of these links to download the version that is right for your operating system: App Store/iPhone or iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bombshell-business-app/id1435397140?ls=1&mt=8 Google Play/Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.app_bombshellbiz284.layout Web App: https://webapp.mobileappco.org/m/bombshellbiz284/ Or use this QR code for the easy button...err...the easy code! Why Did I Create the Bombshell Business App? Through listener surveys and one-to-one conversation with listeners I discovered that Bombshells listen to me on their phones, on the go, and rarely found the time to visit my website to leverage links or downloads in the show notes. So I knew I needed to make everything conveniently located on your phone, just a tap or two away from the episode you were already listening to. So the purpose of this app is to provide a convenient way for women in business to learn and connect on the go, and to strengthen the Bombshell community. What are the Features of the Bombshell Business App? *The Bombshell Business Podcast with show notes featuring all of the links and mentioned resources from each episode *The blog, full of posts by me and the #BBexperts, who give specific advice in their areas of expertise *Our YouTube channel, which we are ramping up in the coming months *A chat wall so you can post questions for the #BBexperts (and me) *and* to connect with each other *Worksheets and free downloads (that you don’t have to enter your email to get every time-wuh?!) *An events calendar featuring in-person and virtual events *All of my social media channels *Online courses (we’ll still use Teachable, but you can access it from the app) *Private groups *A news ticker so you always know what is most important in the Bombshell World *Push notifications: For example, if Twitter has a massive password breach again, I can push out a message to you to change your password ASAP! *A tab just for the Bombshell Business Experts so you can learn about what they do and reach out if they can be of service to you! How Can I Spread the Word? Post photos of you using the app on your social media, share one of the YouTube promo videos in this blog post or simply hit the “share it” button in the app to share the links to download it. Of course, if you have a blog, podcast or video show you’d like to talk about the app process, I’d be delighted to be your guest. Of course, just like The Bombshell Business Podcast, leaving a rating and review helps with the search results, as well as gives confidence to those who are considering downloading it. Women helping women begins with simple acts like ratings and reviews! I’d love to know what you think! Shoot me an email! (You can do that through the app!) Thank you for all you do to cultivate and grow the Bombshell Business community! xo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 07:00:00 -0000
54: How to Plan Your Wardrobe to Survive the Season Transition with Kirbee Miller
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast Amber Hurdle interviews Bombshell Business Expert on Lifestyle, Kirbee Miller, about how to harness the season transition to get our wardrobe basics straight, survive the daily weather changes, and still look totally pro. Kirbee explains to Bombshells how to cut the clutter, get organized, build a fool-proof wardrobe toolkit and create a “fashion buffet.” To get her step-by-step advice, be sure to tune in! Links and Mentioned Resources 25: How Your Personal Style Communicates your Personal Brand with Toi Sweeney: https://amberhurdle.com/toi-sweeney/ Kirbee Miller Kinimi Kitchen Expert Role: Lifestyle Kirbee Miller’s heart is in the kitchen. Cooking and baking have been monumental parts of her life since childhood. Her best memories are in the kitchen! Great food is an opportunity to authentically connect. Developing new recipes and orchestrating flavor profiles with delicious ingredients is her way to channel passion and creativity into every bite. Food should be flavorful, creative, beautiful and most importantly, should leave an impact! There are few things better than the seconds of contemplative silence that follow the first bite of delicious food …that never gets old. She’s been cooking since she was 5, and has not stopped since. She launched an online cooking show to share her inner foodie via my brand KiNiMi Kitchen! Get Social: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | YouTube | LinkedIn REGISTER FOR MY FREE WEBINAR THE SECRET TO BUILDING YOUR BUSINESS BRAND SEPTEMBER 13TH >>> REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/secrettobizbrand
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 07:00:00 -0000
53: 3 Strategies to Increase Your Revenue with Alex Hubenthal
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast Amber Hurdle interview Bombshell Business Expert on Financial Acumen, Alex Hubenthal, who shares his exact 30-day process to prepare your business finances for 2019, including how to benchmark, how to establish your targets and how to budget. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 05 Sep 2018 07:00:00 -0000
52: How to Maximize Your Conference or Event Attendance with Emily Murnen
In this episode Amber Hurdle interviews Bombshell Business Expert Emily Murnen about how to get a true ROI on your time and financial investments when attending a conference or other event. Emily shares how to identify what events to go to, how to prepare for the event and navigate the agenda, how to plan your own hosted event at a larger event, how to effectively take notes, as well as how to follow up with the awesome people you network with while going the extra mile to create genuine relationship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 29 Aug 2018 07:00:00 -0000
51: The Exact Steps to Finding Your Voice in Your Writing
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast Amber Hurdle interviews Haley Walden, Bombshell Business Expert on Copy Writing and Editing, about how to find your unique voice in your writing so you can have a consistent brand experience. With website copy, social media, blog posts, YouTube descriptions and more demanding a familiar and common voice, entrepreneurs must master the voice of their brand so the customer or prospect experience is the best it can be. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:39:04 -0000
50: How to Shift Gears & Become Uber-Productive After Summer with Mary Barbee
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast Amber Hurdle interviews Bombshell Business Expert, Mary Barbee, about how you can take a step back after the summer break in your routine and launch into an uber-productive fall season. If you want to finish 2018 strong, be sure to listen to the three ways Mary suggests you do just that! She even talks must-read books and tech tools that will rock your Bombshell Business world! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 08 Aug 2018 17:56:47 -0000
49: How to Position Yourself On Mobile Before the Biggest Buying Season of the Year with Keith Troup
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast, Amber Hurdle interviews Keith Troup, Bombshell Business Expert about all things mobile marketing. He explains how mobile marketing allows you to be everywhere and that mobile allows you and your customers to be social. He lays out how to mobilize your message and create mobile brand ambassadors, and ultimately details what a mobile app can do for your business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 01 Aug 2018 07:00:00 -0000
48: 3 Ways to Master Your Mindset
In this episode, Amber Hurdle teaches three easy ways to master your mindset on a daily basis. If you follow these tips, you will have a positive, can-do attitude that will help you elevate your brand and your life. Take Amber's Free Bombshell Business Woman Personality Quiz Don't forget to text the word "Amber" to 72000 to take the free Bombshell Business Woman personality quiz and become a part of Amber's exclusive Bombshell Squad with free tips, encouragement and VALUE to your business each week. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 09 May 2018 16:23:49 -0000
47: The #1 Question You Must Answer to Sell Your Product or Idea
In this episode Amber Hurdle shares the #1 question you must answer to sell your product or idea by walking you through three key steps. Never miss an opportunity to promote your brand or influence in any area of your life with this old school sales principle that is past due for a comeback! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 11 Apr 2018 23:51:18 -0000
46: Leading Remote Workers with Summer Weirich
In this episode Amber Hurdle interviews Summer Weirich of Rebel + Connect about the various leadership skills you need to manage a remote team, as well as how to create effective, in-person team retreats to connect deeper. Visit AmberHurdle.com/podcasts for complete show notes for episode 46. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 04 Apr 2018 07:30:00 -0000
45: The Ultimate Hiring Guide with Rebecca Barnes-Hogg
In this episode Amber Hurdle interviews Rebecca Barnes-Hogg, author of The Yolo Principle: The Ultimate Hiring Guide for Small Business. Bombshell listeners will learn how to conduct an Insightful Interview™ that reveals the truth about their candidates, so they are not relying on canned answers researched on the Internet. Listeners will learn how to hire the right people and create the right culture once new hires are made. Then, their small businesses can stay on track for growth without having to worry about people problems, ultimately avoiding costly hiring mistakes that waste their time, energy, and money. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 28 Mar 2018 20:46:59 -0000
44: How to Design Your Brand Experience from Start to Finish
In this episode, Amber Hurdle helps you identify each touch point of your brand experience so you can weave your brand into every detail of your customer journey. By the end of the episode you will be able to create your own customized checklist and become intentional about ensuring when people talk about your brand, it’s because the proof is in every interaction your customers have with your company. For complete show notes visit amberhurdle.com/podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:30:00 -0000
43: How to Handle Employee Gossip
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast Amber Hurdle addresses an urgent listener concern regarding a key employee who was gossiping and creating a divide between the owner and her employees. Amber walks through three steps Bombshell Business Women can take to manage the situation in a positive way as owners, for their team members and ultimately for their customers. Links and Mentioned Resources: 03: The Business Success Pyramid, Part 1: Company Culture: https://amberhurdle.com/episode03/ Chapter 6 of The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave, Female Entrepreneur https://www.amazon.com/Bombshell-Business-Woman-Become-Entrepreneur/dp/1945507470/ref=sr_1_13_twi_pap_1?rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1506813627&sr=8-13&keywords=female+entrepreneur Free Worksheets to go along with The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave, Female Entrepreneur http://thebombshellbusinesswoman.com/ 13: How to Increase Your Employee Engagement and Win at Business https://amberhurdle.com/increase-employee-engagement/ Apply to the Bombshell Branding VIP Retreat >>>> APPLY HERE > APPLY HERE
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:30:00 -0000
42: How to Get Your Poop in a Group When You Are Overwhelmed
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast Amber Hurdle walks listeners through her tool, the Priority Planner Worksheet, she created to help Bombshells. The Priority Planner Worksheet helps Bombshells list all of the tasks or projects that are taking up headspace, then guides them through determining the benefits and risks of prioritizing each piece on the list, as well as the time sensitivity, and then allows them to prioritize how they will spend their time, energy, and resources with intention. (Download it at https://amberhurdle.com/42-get-your-poop-in-a-group) Links and Mentioned Resources Learn more about The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave, Female Entrepreneur (with link to retailers) and download the free bonuses (including the Bombshell Business Tech Toolkit) here: http://thebombshellbusinesswoman.com/ Mentioned free, online project management software: Asana Insightly Apply to the Bombshell Branding VIP Retreat >>>> APPLY HERE > APPLY HERE
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:19:02 -0000
41: How To Promote Yourself to the Media Part 3
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast Amber Hurdle talks about how to handle both success and rejection throughout the execution of your media plan. This episode builds on Part 1, which taught you how to lay a foundation for a successful media relations effort, and Part 2, which taught you how to make it easy for the media to cover you. Build on Your Successes -Use one media appearance to get another to showcase your media presence, topics that you are able to speak to, and -Work to create a variety of coverage through visual, print, audio, video, new media and traditional media, etc... -Use one testimonial to get another. Reviews of your product or service can serve as an additional tool to build your credibility for your potential customers and to the media. How to Deal with Rejection Grow thicker skin! You have no idea what is going on behind the scenes of any given media outlet. It can be a variety of things to include: -It’s the wrong timing -It’s the wrong audience -It’s the wrong market -You’re not a celebrity and they only cover celebrities Remember, “no”s are free. (My favorite Lindsay-ism!) Don’t get your feelings hurt. Move on to the next outlet and build, build, build from there. Stay Humble and Hungry You are never going to be so important that you can come in with an attitude. Keep your humble britches on. The end. On Hiring a Publicist It is not a magic bullet. Do your homework and hire the right fit for you, your industry and your audience. Be totally clear on your goals and plan so you can communicate that to your publicist and measure their effectiveness. (Go back and listen to Episode 39 to be sure this is done!) Publicists highly likely have media relationships you may not have, so they can pitch to someone who knows whoever they are pitching is a sure thing--and it has nothing to do with you at all! Hiring a publicist is an expense that won’t necessarily give you an immediate return, but is a long term investment in your goals. Plan, Plan, PLAN! Keep things in perspective for the long term impact media coverage will have on your business. The Bombshell Business Woman has an entire chapter (13) on how to create a Red Lipstick Marketing Plan, and chapter 14 is all about Networking Like a Lady Boss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:00:53 -0000
38: How Do I Know if My Business Idea Will Work?
In this episode, Amber Hurdle shares what steps to take to validate your potential new business or to validate a new idea in your existing business. As always, she offers concrete ideas and examples so you can consider how her advice may apply to you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mon, 30 Oct 2017 07:00:00 -0000
37: The Bombshell Business Woman Book is Now Available
Amber Hurdle's debut book, The Bombshell Business Woman, How to Become a Bold, Brave, Female Entrepreneur, released this week and is available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and Walmart.com. In this episode Amber gives a behind-the-curtain peak and answers frequently asked questions about the book. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:00:00 -0000
36: Renae Keller Interior Design Rebrand Before & After
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast, Amber Hurdle chats with Renae Keller, of Renae Keller Interior Design, about her rebrand experience. Renae, an award winning interior designer, partnered with Amber to elevate her business brand to better reflect her wealth of experience, qualifications, and her team's energy. From the foundational level of developing her brand story to throwing a rebrand launch party, Renae shares what made her anxious and what she enjoyed most during her rebrand experience. Of course, it would not be a proper rebrand reveal without a before and after in the show notes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:31:27 -0000
35: Happy first birthday to The Bombshell Business Podcast
In this episode I celebrate my first year podcasting to serve Bombshell Business Women worldwide while sharing the lessons I learned from stepping outside of my comfort zone to do it. I hope sharing my lessons will help you approach important, and sometimes uncomfortable, goals in your business with a new perspective. Lesson One: I learned a lot about YOU, my amazingly talented and accomplished audience. Lesson Two: I confirmed my natural work style—including my main weakness--and why I am willing to struggle through to overcome it. Lesson Three: I confirmed (big time) my passion for women in business. Lesson Four: Lean on people to help reach your specific goals. Lesson Five: In order to (truly) learn I have to lead. I also talk about my upcoming book, The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave, Female Entrepreneur. I share why I don’t want you to pre-order it (yet), and how you can help make it become a success! I even talk about some of the free bonuses that come with it, like the book study guide designed to foster supportive environments of women supporting women. Thank you, Bombshell community, for your support, faithfulness, and encouragement over the last year! Cheers to the coming year and all that we'll accomplish together! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 07:30:00 -0000
34: Risk Taking with Marisa Sergi, Founder of Redhead Wine
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast Amber Hurdle chats with Marisa Sergi, a 23-year-old Cornell University alumna, who discusses how one meeting moved her business from a dream and graduation requirement to a real life business. Marisa shares how her love of hot wings and wine kickstarted her business journey, and how risk taking has landed Redhead Wine on the shelves of Walmart in September. In this episode we chat about: Marisa’s story as a winemaker and CEO/Founder of Redhead Wine The key to sales The importance of intentionality and follow through for business success The value of risk taking and seeking the expertise of others About Marisa Sergi Marisa’s love affair with wine started in the basement of her parents’ home with a sippy cup at age 5. In fifth grade, she went public with her dream of being a winemaker. A third-generation winemaker, she came by her career choice naturally, having grown up in the family winery business, and in 2015, she graduated from Cornell with a degree in Enology and Viticulture. She also interned for and worked at E&J Gallo Winery in California. Her senior year capstone project at Cornell led to the launch of RedHead Wine - a unique blend of California Zinfandel and Chilean Carménère. Her overall goal is to create an iconic brand, with a broad product line. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:30:00 -0000
33: How Social Media Can Drive your Business with Laura Roeder
In this episode Amber Hurdle talks to Laura Roeder about how much social media can drive business. We also explored Laura’s entry into the tech product world as the female founder of Meet Edgar, a power social media tool that helps you focus your social media time more strategically. We also chat about how she focused on her natural gifts to find success, and how she is reaping the rewards of investing in her team members. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:30:00 -0000
32: Start & Grow Your Side Business with Christy Wright's Business Boutique
In this episode, Amber Hurdle chats with Christy Wright about her new book, Business Boutique. They talk about why earning a profit is responsible and smart, how women view scarcity versus abundance, how to price your product or service, how to view competition...and the importance of supporting other women in business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 07 Jun 2017 07:30:00 -0000
31: How to Plan Your Social Media Marketing with Charlotte Chipperfield
In this episode Amber Hurdle interviews Charlotte Chipperfield to reveal how to make social media effective, rather than a waste of time or just a duty. Charlotte talks about getting organized vs posting "only when you have time to post," how to garner leads, the importance of a content calendar, tools of the trade and m Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 31 May 2017 07:30:00 -0000
30: Small Business Financial Best Practices with Alex Hubenthal
In this episode Amber Hurdle interviews Alex Hubenthal of Bookscaping on the importance of keeping your business financial acumen strong and how to build a business through first building relationships. Alex shares best practices, financial tools to streamline your efforts, hidden ways to save money in your business, the things that are NOT tax-deductible that you think are, and he reveals the no-nos that get Amber in trouble with him every time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 10 May 2017 07:30:00 -0000
29: Smart Facebook Advertising with Maggie Frank Hsu
In this episode, Amber Hurdle talks to online marketing consultant, Maggie Frank-Hsu, to chat about using Facebook ads to drive email signups without breaking the bank. Maggie talks about how to create a Facebook ad with a strong offer, an end goal of acquiring the email addresses of potential customers, and a follow up email strategy to nurture those potential customers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mon, 08 May 2017 07:30:00 -0000
28: No Excuses with Tricia Cusden
Amber Hurdle interviews Tricia Cusden, founder of Look Fabulous Forever, and a grandmother who is frankly doing online marketing better than you! Tricia shares her business success tips and video marketing experience that you can apply to your Bombshell Business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:30:00 -0000
27: Selling Simplified with Michelle Moore
In this episode Amber Hurdle interviews Michelle Moore, author of Selling Simplified, who shares powerful tips and tools to successfully sell at a high level while walking in your God-given purpose. By the end of this episode you will learn how to significantly increase your sales by fearlessly following up with prospects, closing the deal at full price, delivering rockin' customer service - all while having a positive mindset in a negative world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 21:05:36 -0000
26: Social Media Strategies and ROI with Brian Boyd
Amber Hurdle interviews Brian Boyd, Chief Social officer of BrandStar & CEO of Media Connect Partners. In this interview, Brian shares actionable tactics for your social media strategies and how to measure the return on investment. He challenges listeners to execute one or two learnings immediately to impact their own digital marketing success. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:30:00 -0000
25: How Your Personal Style Communicates your Personal Brand with Toi Sweeney
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast Amber Hurdle chats with Toi Sweeney about how your personal style instantly communicates your personal brand and how to make that first impression count! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:30:00 -0000
24: Behind the Scenes at Bombshell Central: Updates & Resources
Amber Hurdle pulls back the curtain of her business to give a first look at what is going on and coming up at Amber Hurdle Consulting, including the Bombshell Business Woman book in the works, the How to Fascinate personality assessment and live event she is hosting outside of Nashville and Ray Edwards' free copywriting resource she wants every Bombshell to take advantage of. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:00:00 -0000
23: How to Deal With People Who Suck
Amber Hurdle shares how to deal with people who suck excessive negative energy from your life. Amber shares her stories and humor with her audience in this week’s episode as she breaks down 3 strategies to deal with the people in your life who are causing you stress in one way or another. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:30:00 -0000
22: The Secret to a Successful Goal Strategy
Amber Hurdle is ringing in the New Year with an episode to help you perform a simple 5 step self-assessment and uncover the secret to a successful goal strategy for the upcoming months. Start the year right with Amber’s words of wisdom as she shares her experiences and valuable advice on how a simple 5 step self assessment can guarantee success when reaching your goals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wed, 04 Jan 2017 16:53:11 -0000
21: How to Create a Vision for Your Future
Join Amber Hurdle as she shares her strategies for how to create a vision for your future in order to reach both your personal and professional goals. These visualization tips and tricks are a valuable part of what Amber teaches on and off stage to her audiences and her clients, and in this episode, you will also walk away with the instruction and inspiration that you need to take your life to the next level. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 08:30:00 -0000
20: Leadership in Everyday Life
In this episode, Amber Hurdle shares how we can apply leadership to our everyday lives. As a Business Bombshell, it is imperative that we wear a leadership hat in our communities. Amber Hurdle shares her experiences and opinions in this week’s podcast episode, challenging her listeners to step up to their leadership responsibility and privilege that being a Business Bombshell brings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tue, 13 Dec 2016 08:30:00 -0000
19: How to Decide Which Charities Your Small Business Should Support
Amber Hurdle shares how to decide which charities your small business should support in this episode of the Bombshell Business Bootcamp, laying out practical ways to be generous without spreading your funds or your time too thin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:30:00 -0000
18: How to Live a Healthy Lifestyle as a Busy Fempreneur with Jennie Burton
This week Amber Hurdle shares how to live a healthy lifestyle as a busy fempreneur during her interview with Jennie Burton. Jennie shares tips you can put into action right away to take big steps toward better health without dieting or spending hours at the gym. You will also learn how Jennie started her business working with busy moms as an effective and very successful wellness coach. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:30:00 -0000
17: How to Work with a Photographer for Your Small Business with Jessica McIntosh
This week Amber Hurdle shares how to work with a photographer for your small business during her interview with Jessica McIntosh, who shares her branding expertise from behind the lens. You will learn how to effectively tell a visual story through professional photos on your website and social media, as well as tips and tricks to help you prepare for getting the most out of your photo shoot session. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 08:30:00 -0000
16: How to Work with a Website Designer for Your Small Business with Anthony Tran
Join Amber and Anthony Tran as they share how to work with a website designer to get the maximum value out of your professional relationship. Learn how to successfully create expectations on both ends so that the project stays on schedule and everyone stays on the same page, resulting only in a website that makes you proud. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 08:30:00 -0000
15: How to Work With a Branding Expert with Aaron Pierson
Amber Hurdle knows many women in business do not know how to work with a graphic designer, let alone a branding expert. That’s why she interviews branding expert, Aaron Pierson, in this episode of the Bombshell Business Bootcamp--to answer common branding questions and make the world of how to brand your business much more approachable! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 08:30:00 -0000
14: How to Create Values for Your Life & Business with Paul Colaianni
In this episode, Amber Hurdle helps listeners create values for their life and business through her interview with personal development coach and host of the Overwhelmed Brain Podcast, Paul Colaianni. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 07:30:00 -0000
13: How to Increase Your Employee Engagement and Win at Business
In this podcast, Amber Hurdle shares how to effectively improve your employee engagement in order to increase profit and success in your business. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:30:00 -0000
12: How to Write a Basic Business Plan
A basic business plan is a necessity when it comes to success and effective leadership in your industry. In this episode, Amber Hurdle shares an easy way to take all of your wonderful ideas out of your head and strategically put them into an actionable, marketable and profitable business plan to serve as your guide on the way to success. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:30:00 -0000
11 - Top Tech Tools for the Overwhelmed Woman
Are you constantly fighting overwhelm? Amber Hurdle shares her favorite top tech tools to make your life easier. You don’t have to be in business to take away something useful from this podcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:30:00 -0000
10-The Dos and Don'ts of Customer Service
Amber Hurdle shares the dos and don’ts of customer service so listeners can deliver captivating customer care and create loyal, repeat customers who tell their friends about their experiences. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 07:30:00 -0000
09: 3 Marketing Mistakes You are Making
Women business owners want to invest time in their marketing, but often wear so many hats that they cannot focus on consistency, so they wind up with a rollercoaster of results. In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast I teach fempreneurs, who are frustrated with their marketing efforts, what three marketing mistakes they are making and the exact steps to fix them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:30:00 -0000
08: Epic Lessons I Learned as a Teen Mom, Part 2
Amber Hurdle, teen mom turned business guru, shares seven key lessons she learned through her experience as a teen mom that actually helped her accelerate her success in business and in life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 07:30:00 -0000
07: The Epic Lessons I Learned as a Teen Mom, Part 1
Amber Hurdle, teen mom turned business guru, shares her story of teenage pregnancy to encourage her “Bombshells” that there is always hope and always an opportunity to transform negative situations into positive outcomes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 07:30:00 -0000
06: 5 Steps to Onboarding and Training a New Employee
In this episode I teach you the five steps to onboarding and training new employees, so you can increase their productivity and strengthen your brand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 07:30:00 -0000
05: Develop Your Personal Brand
Your personal brand is a snapshot of who you authentically are and what you uniquely offer the world. In this episode, learn how it helps people quickly identify with you, enabling you to attract the right people into your life, and how it provides an immediate perception that puts you top of mind for specific opportunities others may come across, increasing their likelihood of presenting the opportunities to you. Put your personal brand to work and you will fast track your success! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 07:30:00 -0000
04: The Business Success Pyramid, Part 2: Your Brand
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast we talk about the second layer of my business success pyramid: your company brand. I give examples of how different brands solve the same basic problems, yet do it uniquely according to their brand promises, essentially eliminating competition and building loyal customer tribes. By the end of the episode you will be ready to create YOUR brand promise and can even download a free worksheet to walk you through the process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 07:30:00 -0000
03: The Business Success Pyramid, Part 1: Company Culture
In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast I kick off a three-part series about my business success pyramid, this time focusing on its foundation: your company culture. You don’t need to be a big business to have a strong company culture that keeps your business focused on how you dreamed it would operate, that attracts and retains the right employees who are like-minded and that ultimately spills over into incredible customer experiences. Tune in to learn how to strengthen or establish your business company culture, then download the free worksheet to map it out in writing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 07:30:00 -0000
00: The Way of the Bombshell
In this episode Amber Hurdle shares what this podcast is all about and who it’s for. She also tells her female entrepreneur listeners you her, her background and why she started a podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sat, 06 Aug 2016 22:22:38 -0000
02: 10 Ways to Generate Business When Your Business is Slow
In this episode I talk about jumpstarting sales in your business when you start to experience a dip. Whether you choose to aggressively bring in new business or tighten up processes there is no time like a slow time to make an extra effort. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sat, 06 Aug 2016 22:03:53 -0000
01: Follow the Breadcrumbs
I often find that the female entrepreneurs whom I work with have confusion around who they truly are, who they want to become or what makes them genuinely unique. In this episode I invite you, Bombshell, to follow your breadcrumbs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sat, 06 Aug 2016 22:03:31 -0000
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