Interviews

Linked In Isn’t Just for Job Seekers

Susan Tabor-KleimanThere’s more to success than doing what you love, but tuning into your passions and strengths – and designing a career around them – will lead you in the right direction! Susan Tabor Kleiman honed in on her fondness for persuasion and writing to transition from a career as a trial lawyer to a business strategist, LinkedIn expert, and lecturer at the Wharton School of Business. (And, she’d never even imagined herself as an entrepreneur before, which is what makes her story even more inspiring.) Learn how she followed her instincts to redefine her career on her own terms, and how she used LinkedIn as a platform for her success (becoming an unexpected expert in the process.) And if you’ve written LinkedIn out due to your time constraints, Susan will easily convince you to reconsider. She’ll share how to make the most of its features, even if you can only invest 20 minutes per week, so that your profile builds your brand and keeps traffic flowing, while you’re busy making connections and doing what you do best.

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Success Strategy: Embrace Your Chaos

Angela Jia Kim

If you have ever found yourself surrounded by total and complete chaos and wondered why other women have it all together and you can’t seem to get a little bit together Angela Jia Kim, founder of the Savor Brand is here to tell you that you are not alone. She also believes that no one has it all together and once we all start getting real and raw more and more women will succeed. Angela has done everything from invent a world class organic skin care line, launch a boutique NYC spa to create one of the premier women’s networks in the world – Savor the Success. In this honest and inspiring interview Angela shared with me why embracing our chaos and our entire lives and honoring where we are on the journey has been the key to her success and is to yours, as well.

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Million Dollar Mom – How She Does IT!

TraciBildIf you can envision yourself owning a successful business, embracing financial success and enjoying a rewarding personal life, you’re already setting yourself on the right path to get there! Just ask Traci Bild, a full-time mom with a multimillion dollar consulting business that she grew working 24 hours a week! She recently stumbled upon her younger playful, romantic self in a box of love letters she’d written to her husband years before – and has since been on a mission to rekindle the passionate, adventurous spirit she was before the weight of responsibility stole all the fun. With the “Get Your Girl” back movement, Traci is inspiring other women to take themselves back too, as well as to embrace financial success, let go of guilt and listen to their intuition ahead of anything (or anyone) else! Learn how to define what your future looks like, without worrying about HOW you will get there. In this interview, Traci shares her words of wisdom on setting priorities and building your life around them, mastering discipline and time-management, and building a business that buys you freedom – and creates leadership opportunities for others.

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Expert Advice: Grow a Business That Fits Your Life

SUEBCircleWhen you’re growing a business and a family, it’s easy to dwell on what you haven’t accomplished yet. But serial entrepreneur, Instagram expert, and mom of three, Sue B. Zimmerman believes that the key to success is in the process – and she’s living proof of it!

By ignoring expert advice on how she branded herself, and following her passion and instincts, Sue grew her business to six figures in just eight months! Her time frame (or the path) may not be for everyone, but if you embrace the principles she followed, you can grow a business that fits your lifestyle and that feels authentic to you!

In this interview, you’ll learn how to choose progress over perfection so you keep moving forward, why it’s more important to create a brand YOU believe in than one that fits industry standards – and how Instagram can enhance your personal connection with clients – and transform your business – all while you’re on the go!

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Britt Bolnick

Britt Bolnick is a single mama and the owner of In Arms Coaching for Women. She provides women with the tools, structure, support and accountability that they need to create clarity, balance and joy in all areas of their lives: their work, parenting, relationships, and self-care. She travels between NYC and Portland, ME, and in her spare time you’ll find her rescuing pit bulls, being in nature, or playing Mancala with her 7 year old daughter.

An excerpt from Britt’s interview:

What do moms thinking about starting their own business need to know?

Support is everything– support, and clarity. Know what you want. Know how you want to feel. Know what it will look like, taste like, feel like, smell like. And get support. Ask for it. Hire it. Trade for it. But make sure you’re supported, because we’re not supposed to be doing this alone. We don’t have to do this alone. 

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Laura Vanderkam

 Laura Vanderkam is a nationally recognized journalist, speaker and author of several books, including What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast (Portfolio, 2012), All the Money in the World (Portfolio, 2012) and 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think (Portfolio, 2013). She is a member of USA Today’s Board of Contributors, writes the “168 Hours” blog for CBS MoneyWatch, and her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, City Journal, Scientific American, Reader’s Digest, Prevention, Fortune.com, and other publications. She has appeared on numerous television programs, including The Today Show and Fox & Friends, hundreds of radio segments, and has spoken about time, money and productivity to audiences ranging from the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association to MTV’s employees to graduating seniors at her high school, the Indiana Academy, who brought her back as their commencement speaker in 2006. 

A 2001 graduate of Princeton, she enjoys running, writing fiction, and serving as president of the Board of Trustees for The Young New Yorkers’ Chorus, an organization which specializes in commissioning new music from composers under age 35. She lives outside Philadelphia with her husband and three children. 

An excerpt from Laura’s interview:

If you could travel back in time to the day you started your business, what advice would you give yourself?
Spend time thinking about what you want to write. Test out ideas in small ways before committing to large projects (blogging is great for this — I should have been serious about blogging earlier!)

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Dr. Mara Tabares

I have been practicing Chiropractic as well as motherhood for 14 years, becoming more passionate, intuitive and compassionate each day. I really love what I do because of my joy of learning and staying open to new ideas and different ways of thinking.

I take care of families in all stages! Pregnant moms benefit from Chiropractic care pre-conception, while pregnant, in labor and post partum by having their nervous systems working at optimum as well as noting deficiencies and imbalances in their diet, exercise and emotional states.

My practice sees lots and lots of children of all ages (about 50% of the practice) which keeps me creative, flexible and patient. I am certified in Pediatrics and Pregnancy care by the ICPA and have studied extensively on the subject. Children with properly functioning nervous systems and excellent mind-body connections are limitless in their potential to heal themselves, their families, communities, and the world. I can see that this is the way we are going to heal our planet and this is how I am helping.

I partner with my patients to a deeper understanding of themselves on a physical, chemical, emotional and spiritual level….completely patient centered and directed, I support them by releasing stuck patterns physically, getting information about toxicities, deficiencies, sensitivities, and allergies, as well as bringing to the surface emotions that are stopping them from moving forward. I use gentle chiropractic techniques that don’t even wake up my infant patients while they are getting adjusted….. I am passionate about helping people in their health and in their lives, so they may go on to do their greatest work.

An excerpt from Dr. Tabares’ interview: 

What do moms thinking about starting their own business need to know?
Make sure you still sechdule time to exercise and or meditate…. also I found it much easier to BE with my kids when I am WITH them….. when they go to sleep I can check emails….do computer work…. I don’t do it (still ) when they are around…it causes great and un-necessary frustration otherwise.

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Leslie Ruggeiro

Leslie Ruggiero is the author of the popular hyperlocal blog 365 Things To Do In The Greater Danbury Area. She is the owner of Neighborhood Squirrel, a company offering advertising and virtual assistance to business owners in the Greater Danbury, CT area. She is also the editor of the online news site, HamletHub Danbury.  When not glued to her keyboard, Leslie is busy chasing after her two school-aged boys and following Dave Matthews Band all over the country with her husband, Sal.

An excerpt from Leslie’s interview:

If you could travel back in time to the day you started your business, what advice would you give yourself?
It’s going to be a lot more work than you think, but if you stay the course, it will pay off.

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Jennifer Falci

In the Fall of 2010, my life changed for the better. Both of my children were in school full time and I was FREE! I relaxed for about a week – took my time leaving exercise class, poked around in the grocery store, but then I became a little antsy. It was at this time when “Virtually Jennifer,” was born. It started as a way to make some extra money while my daughters were in school, but little did I know that embarking on this adventure would take me into a place I had never been: the world of online entrepreneurship.

In the first year, I learned 22+ online applications for sending newsletters, invoicing, broadcasting social media and blog posting, just to name a few. While at times I felt nervous, I was giddy with a sense of empowerment, independence and well, feeling smart again.

Being a Virtual Assistant is the perfect venture for me. I am organized. It’s just who I am. I couldn’t be unorganized if I tried. A friend once said, “Go ahead! Be messy!” I was baffled and could not understand why someone would NOT want to be organized. Then I realized: I can’t help it…I’m not even trying.

I’m still an at home Mom, but I am now a Work At Home Mom (WAHM). I am love working with my clients while in my own home during the hours that my girls are in school. I am then available for my girls for homework and walks in the neighborhood as well as sick days, snow days and those pesky school in-service days. My schedule is not even disrupted all that much when my husband travels. I have a great gig. That is why I’m so happy to be a part of making this reality possibly for many, many more moms!

An excerpt from Jennifer’s interview:

What do moms thinking about starting their own business need to know?
There is a whole world available once you flip open the laptop! Seriously, there are business opportunities that I had no idea existed.

If you could travel back in time to the day you started your business, what advice would you give yourself?
Relax. Everything works out exactly the way it’s supposed to.

 

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Lisa Hufford

Lisa Hufford Lisa Hufford, Founder & CEO Simplicity Consulting Inc.

Lisa Hufford is Founder & CEO of Simplicity Consulting (www.simplicityconsultinginc.com) , a company that delivers expert marketing talent to corporations in a flexible way.  An entrepreneur at heart Lisa started Simplicity in 2006 after a successful 14 year corporate sales career to find flexibility balancing being a mom and leveraging her skills as a consultant.  In six short years Simplicity has grown to over 200 consultants and has been recognized by INC magazine and Puget Sound Business Journal as one of the fastest growing companies. She also teaches at UW Business School and Bellevue College and is a personal brand expert speaker and author.

 

An excerpt from Lisa’s interview:

What do moms thinking about starting their own business need to know?
You have to love what you do because it is like raising another child. You have to be self motivated and have a cause bigger then just making money. Do something that matters and makes a positive impact.

Anything else you’d like to share?
Have the confidence to recognize you don’t know all the answers and you won’t know all the answers but take the leap anyways and know that you will figure it out.

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