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HerCsuite™ Radio - For Women Leaders On The Move

HerCsuite™ Radio - For Women Leaders On The Move

By Natalie Benamou, CEO HerPower2 Lead and HerCsuite™ Platform for Executive Women
HerCsuite™ Radio - For Women Leaders On The Move
This was inspired by you our listeners, and the many women who shared what has been like to be siloed and needed support during the pandemic. Join Host Natalie Benamou, Founder of HerCsuite™, as she interviews industry experts and leaders who share inspiration, stories and resources. Now more than ever, women need to feel valued, find optimism, and increase career satisfaction. Episodes are under 20 minutes and packed with information you can use in your daily life right away. Thank you to our how Sponsor, Aaptiv our favorite wellness app.
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How to Visualize Using All the Senses with Laurie Wessels

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How to Optimize Your Talent with Lori Harris
Are you optimizing the talent in your company? Today's guest is Lori Harris is the Co-Founder of Harris Whitesell Consulting. She shares all of the factors that go into helping organizations thrive. Lori has helped successful and committed people, teams, and organizations become more successful maximizing leadership impact and developing organizational health and vitality utilizing evidence-based and proven organizational and human resource methods, theory and concepts realizing collective results and business success. Listen to this interview with host Natalie Benamou and Lori Harris as they discuss "How to Optimize Your Talent". Where to Begin: >> Evaluation, assessment and surveys with data, information, and feedback. >> Take the information to the team. >> Use the information to build out a plan. >> For individuals, check in with yourself and your competencies. >> Correlate the company strategies and philosophy to identify the right people. Resources Mentioned: >> Marshall Goldsmith >> Patrick Lencioni >> Brene Brown "You start to optimize talent into and executing those strategies to get those collective results. You see more accountability, more commitment, and bottom line, you realize more trust, credibility. All of those things start to play out when people really get vulnerable, get to know each other well, get to know themselves even better as well as really taking a look at and diagnosing the organization as well." -Lori Harris Thank you Lori Harris for being on the show! Shoutout to Bobbie Carlton and Innovation Women! Connect with Lori Haris on LinkedIn, Harris Whitesell Consulting on LinkedIn, Website Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, transforming the way organizations retain and advance women in every career phase.  HerCsuite™ Solutions include: All-In-One Platform and app- Corporate Portal for Employee Resource Groups and Women's Organizations, Networking, Programs, Immersive Events, Connected Mentoring- Expert Speakers with Breakouts - Engage and Learn with speakers. Visit HerCsuite™ and schedule a demo. Have a question? Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ or send a text to 224-209-6424. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerCsuite™ | HerPower2 Lead This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 3,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
18:57
January 19, 2022
How to Take LinkedIn to the Next Level with Judi Hays
Are you ready to engage in a new way on LinkedIn? Today's guest is Judi Hays, a LinkedIn expert who is known for turning underperforming, LinkedIn profiles into prospect attracting powerhouses. She helps business executives identify their audience, elevate their LinkedIn profile and personal brand. Her new book, "Elevate, Expand, Engage" is available on Amazon. Listen to this interview with host Natalie Benamou and Judi Hays as they discuss "How to Take LinkedIn to the Next Level". LinkedIn Strategy: >> Elevate - your brand through your profile and the content you share. >> Expand - growing your network beyond your existing network. >> Engage - the most important part, offering value to your network. Do what works for you: >> Know your audience. >> Create S.M.A.R.T. goals. >> Have daily habits. "If you use daily habits and spend 15 minutes in the morning, midday and at the end of the day on a regular basis, you will start be more visible and more engaged. People will start connecting with you and you will become much more of a participant and not a spectator." - Judi Hays Thank you Judi Hays for being on the show! Shoutout to Bobbie Carlton and Innovation Women! Connect with Judi Hays on LinkedIn, Company on LinkedIn, Website, Twitter @askjudihays,  "Elevate, Expand, Engage" available on Amazon. Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, transforming the way organizations retain and advance women in every career phase.  HerCsuite™ Solutions include: All-In-One Platform and app- Corporate Portal for Employee Resource Groups and Women's Organizations, Networking, Programs, Immersive Events, Connected Mentoring- Expert Speakers with Breakouts - Engage and Learn with speakers. Visit HerCsuite™ and schedule a demo. Have a question? Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ or send a text to 224-209-6424. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerCsuite™ | HerPower2 Lead This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 3,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
22:07
January 12, 2022
How to Visualize Using All the Senses with Laurie Wessels
Are you currently using visualization as a tool to reach your goals?  Today's guest is HerCsuite™ Executive Coach, Laurie Wessels. Laurie is also the President of The Wessels Group and a seasoned Senior Executive and Consultant with more than 30 years of success in the pharmaceutical, engineering, higher education, and executive coaching industries.  Laurie is also an Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University. Listen to this conversation with host Natalie Benamou and Laurie Wessels as they share, "How to Visualize Using All the Senses". Start by asking yourself: >> Who am I as a leader? >> What does that sound like to me? >> What kind of words do I say? >> What kind of mantras do I use? >> What quotes really affect me? If you are visual person ask yourself: >> What am I saying in that picture? >> What am I hearing other people say about me? If you are an auditory person: >> Have a mantra you repeat. >> Use quotes that inspire you. Winning Visualization Triad Uses: >> Physiology  >> Mindset  >> Visual                                                                        Thank you Laurie Wessels for being on the show! Connect with Laurie Wessels on LinkedIn Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, transforming the way organizations retain and advance women in every career phase.  HerCsuite™ Solutions include: All-In-One Platform and app- Corporate Portal for Employee Resource Groups and Women's Organizations, Networking, Programs, Immersive Events, Connected Mentoring- Expert Speakers with Breakouts - Engage and Learn- Speaker Presentations, Team Breakouts and Food Delivery via Grubhub. Find out more about HerCsuite™ and schedule a demo. Have a question? Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ or send a text to 224-209-6424. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerCsuite™ | HerPower2 Lead This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 3,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
11:38
January 05, 2022
Making the Minutes Count with Natalie Benamou
How have you been impacted by time this past year?  One thing we all have learned during the pandemic is what was our reality before and what we live now is forever changed. As much as we wish, believe and try, our now is on a path we don’t yet know the outcome.  This episode is a behind the scenes look at the personal journey of being an entrepreneur, but more than that, it is a look at how being a caregiver has shaped the passion to make a lasting impact for women. Listen to this personal episode as host Natalie Benamou shares the lessons she has learned about time and "Making the Minutes Count". Many of you listening have had difficult times this year.   Minutes, hours, days and weeks all blended together.  One of the hardest things learned this year, is to wait for answers. 5 Lessons About Time: 1. Time will move at the pace it's meant to move, sometimes too fast and sometimes agonizingly slow. 2. For those of us driven by a mission or a purpose, it can be really hard to slow down and take in the minutes and moments. 3. Push forward and don't let time be the thing that goes unanswered. 4. Making time for yourself can be really hard, especially for caregivers. 5. Time moves on for others at a different speed than for ourselves. "It's been hard to share this story because it is so deeply personal. My hope is that when you listen, you know, you're not alone. We are here for you. There are people to support you. And when you make the minutes count, that experience gives you joy and hope, especially for the future." - Natalie Benamou Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, transforming the way organizations engage and advance women in every career phase.  HerCsuite™ Solutions include: All-In-One Platform and app- Corporate Portal for Employee Resource Groups and Women's Organizations, Networking, Programs, Immersive Events, Connected Mentoring- Expert Speakers with Breakouts - Engage and Learn- Speaker Presentations, Team Breakouts and Food Delivery via Grubhub. Find out more about HerCsuite™ and schedule a demo. Have a question? Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ or send a text to 224-209-6424. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerCsuite™ | HerPower2 Lead This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 3,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
09:44
December 29, 2021
A Journey into the Metaverse with Athena Demos
Curious to learn what's the buzz about the Metaverse?  Today's guest is Athena Demos, Co-Founder of Big Rock Creative, who produced the award winning BRCvr, an official Burning Man Experience and now year round community of artists and innovators.  Listen to this interview with host Natalie Benamou and Athena Demos as they discuss, the arc of her career and take "A Journey into the Metaverse". About the Metaverse >> In a VR world, it isn't about your age, it is about your experience. >> It can be easy to forget that the avatar is a conscious, real person. >> The environment creates opportunities to explore who you are as a person. >> A Metaverse is a highly immersive virtual world where people gather to socialize, play, and work. "A Metaverse, you can think of as a festival or a fair where you have the hub space, the main festival ground. And anytime you go up to a stage or a craft area or the the circus tent or this art piece, every single one of those is its own universe, all connected to this one, Metaverse". -Athena Demos Thank you Athena Demos for being on the show! Connect with Athena on LinkedIn and Big Rock Creative on LinkedIn Big Rock Creative on Instagram BCvr Facebook Find out about BRCvr Join the Conversation Discord Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, transforming the way organizations retain and advance women in every career phase.  HerCsuite™ Solutions include: All-In-One Platform and app- Corporate Portal for Employee Resource Groups and Women's Organizations, Networking, Programs, Immersive Events, Connected Mentoring- Expert Speakers with Breakouts - Engage and Learn- Speaker Presentations, Team Breakouts and Food Delivery via Grubhub. Find out more about HerCsuite™ and schedule a demo. Have a question? Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ or send a text to 224-209-6424. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerCsuite™ | HerPower2 Lead This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 3,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
18:50
December 22, 2021
The Power of Choosing Confidence with Alyssa Dver
Are you making the conscious decision to show up confidently every day?  Today's guest is Alyssa Dver, recipient of the 2021 Stevie Award for achievement in Thought Leadership. Alyssa leads the American Confidence Institute that has empowered over 350,000 people with SHRM an ICF accredited keynotes self coaching workshops, e-classes, and coaching certification programs.  Alyssa is a TEDx and Boston Best Speaker, Real Confidence podcaster and Thrive Global contributor.  Her 7th book, “Confidence is a Choice: Real Science. Superhero Impact.” Listen to this interview with host Natalie Benamou and Alyssa Dver as they share, "The Power of Choosing Confidence". Key Confidence Tips: >> Understand how to drive your brain to make confidence based decisions. >> Prioritize what you value, what you need, and what you want. >> Make decisions around which battles you're going to fight and how you want to fight them. "Your brain has a number of processes that it uses to decide what to do, how to react, how to respond. Most of the time, we don't take that signal, that information and stop it, grab it, and make the conscious decision on what to do with it. We allow our brain and our experience, our baggage, our self-beliefs, things that are kind of automated scripts in the background to make the decision for us."- Alyssa Dver Thank you Alyssa Dver for being on the show! American Confidence Institute | Podcast : Real Confidence | "Confidence is a Choice: Real Science. Superhero Impact" Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, transforming the way organizations retain and advance women in every career phase.  HerCsuite™ Solutions includes: Connected Mentoring- Expert Speakers with Breakouts - Engage and Learn- Speaker Presentations, Team Breakouts and Food Delivered inside Showboat Immersive venue- All-In-One Platform and app- Corporate Portal for ERGs with Private Groups, Networking, Programs, Immersive Events.  Join HerCsuite™ as a team and save. Have a question? Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ or send a text to 224-209-6424. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerCsuite™ | HerPower2 Lead This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 3,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
18:28
December 15, 2021
Own Your Financial Power with Barbara Best
There are so many aspects to women owning financial power, starting with careers, 401k planning and knowing how to advocate for our worth.  Today's guest is Barbara Best, founder and principal of CAP STRAT and founder of the CAP STRAT Women's Forum. Barbara is passionate about helping women own their voice and power, especially with their financial lives. She is also an expert in the financial service industry with over four decades of experience leading initiatives in all aspects of the business. Listen to this interview with host Natalie Benamou and Barbara Best as they discuss  how you can "Own Your Financial Power". Tips to Advocate for Your Worth: >> Prepare by focusing on what you can control. >> Do some research and for the role. >> Get a sense of what an appropriate wage scale is by asking people you trust like your board of advisors. >> Make others aware of your contributions and what you have done to deserve an increase. Own Your Financial Power: >> Maximize your investments with your employer's 401k plan. >> Increase your contributions annually. >> Leverage your Health Savings Account. >> Be engaged with your own finances. >> You don't have to be an expert to be engaged. Thank you Barbara Best for being a guest on the show! Connect with Barbara Best on LinkedIn. CAP STRAT | CAP STRAT Women's Forum | YouTube Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, transforming the way organizations retain and advance women in every career phase.  HerCsuite™ Solutions includes: Connected Mentoring- Expert Speakers with Breakouts - Engage and Learn- Speaker Presentations, Team Breakouts and Food Delivered inside Showboat Immersive venue- All-In-One Platform and app- Corporate Portal for ERGs with Private Groups, Networking, Programs, Immersive Events.  Join HerCsuite™ as a team and save. Have a question? Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ or send a text to 224-209-6424. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerCsuite™ | HerPower2 Lead This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 3,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
19:20
December 08, 2021
Creating a Lasting Legacy with Rendi Miller
Creating a legacy happens every time we have an impact on the world around us. Today's guest is Rendi Miller, Vice President of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement at ZenDesk. She has a passion for networking and mentoring, which led her to start the Silicon Valley Sourcing Leaders, an industry peer group. Rendi Miller also serves on the board of directors of Milele Home, a nonprofit helping street children in Kenya obtain education as well as rebuilding their lives and reconciling their families. Listen to this interview with host Natalie Benamou and Rendi Miller as they discuss  how we can "Create a Lasting Legacy". Your legacy is the fingerprint that you leave on the world. >> It's exciting to see where you were and the positive impact you have made. >> Recognize that no matter what you are doing it has value. >> Show up as your best self every day. >> Your path is uniquely yours. 3 Important Connections >> Mentor >> Sponsor >> Your Network Tips for Fulfilling Your Purpose: >> Find things you are passionate about doing. >> Determine what you love about that job. >> Ask yourself if you love what you do and who you do it with. "We're all going to leave a legacy behind us. As much as we can, leave a positive impact on the world. Our fingerprints are the good ones that you'll to have on people's lives or on organizations that we have the opportunity to be part of.  I really want to make a positive impact in any way that I can." - Rendi Miller Thank you Rendi Miller for being a guest on the show! Connect with Rendi Miller on LinkedIn. Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, transforming the way women and their organizations engage, meet and thrive to achieve success in every career phase.  HerCsuite™ Solutions includes: Connected Mentoring- Expert Speakers with Breakouts - Engage and Learn- Speaker Presentations, Team Breakouts and Food Delivered inside Showboat Immersive venue- All-In-One Platform and app- Corporate Portal for ERGs with Private Groups, Networking, Programs, Immersive Events  Join HerCsuite™ as a team and save. Have a question? Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ or send a text to 224-209-6424. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerCsuite™ | HerPower2 Lead This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 3,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
19:57
December 01, 2021
Advancing Women in the Workplace with Holly Corbett
How can we support women in the workplace? Today's guest, Holly Corbett is Director of Content at Consciously Unbiased. Holly Corbett is fueling inclusion through storytelling to build a passionate community and creating experiences inside organizations to transform workplace culture. She is a nationally syndicated writer. Holly writes for USA today, travelchannel.com and Forbes.  Listen to host Natalie Benamou and Holly Corbett as they discuss how Holly took a year off and wrote a book, why women need to lift each other up, the benefits of allyship and the importance of, "Advancing Women in the Workplace". Advancing Women >> We need you to make recommendations for promotions and advancement.                                                                    "What's interesting is I also reported on the Women in the Workplace Report 2021. It's done by Lean In and McKinsey and this year it was interesting. The research found that women and people of colors are leading the diversity and inclusion efforts and being the people managers to check in with their teams and how they're doing. But there was also a section about allyship and a trend was that it found that white women feel like they're being really great allies right now, and women of colors didn't feel the same. I think there was a disconnect between what allyship is and what that looks like." Holly Corbett Thank you Holly Corbett for being a guest on the show! Connect with Holly Corbett on LinkedIn and at HollyCorbett.com  Book: The Lost Girls Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, is transforming the way women achieve success in every phase of their careers.  HerCsuite™ Solutions includes: Connected Mentoring- Women Build Their Entourage Monthly Speaker with Breakouts. Engage and Learn- Feed Your Team’s Mind - Immersive Speaker Experience and All-In-One Platform and and app- Corporate Portal with Private Groups, Networking, Programs, Immersive Events  Join HerCsuite™ as a team and save. Have a question? Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ or send a text to 224-209-6424. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerCsuite™ | HerPower2 Lead This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 3,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
17:55
November 24, 2021
How to Lead Authentically with Tosca DiMatteo
Are you leading with a spirit of authenticity? Today's guest, Tosca DiMatteo is the founder of Tosca Coaching and Consulting. She's a career transformation coach and strategic marketing consultant. Tosca is an advocate for humanity and she helps you find the deepest truth to unapologetically live and operate from the place of authenticity.  Tosca is a "corporate whisperer" and shares actionable ideas that will help you to live your truth. Listen to host Natalie Benamou and Tosca DiMatteo as they discuss, "How to Lead Authentically". Create Your Own Magic: >> Rediscover your power. >> Your energy is your magic. >> Remove what is not serving you. How to Increase Confidence: >> Have a community that supports and lifts you up.  Don't let fear be the thing that stops you. "In truth, authenticity is in a context and not everybody is given permission to be authentic. And so what happens is over time, I think people kind of lose who they are, and this is what creates just a sense of loss and a sense of confusion and just frustration, lack of fulfillment, because you're always trying to like mold yourself because each culture is different.  Each manager wants something different, you know, and on and on. And so I think. You know, for folks who are in situations who feel frustrated and feel stuck. I think the biggest thing that you can do for yourself is find a way to come back to yourself." - Tosca DiMatteo Thank you Tosca DiMatteo for being a guest on the show! Connect with Tosca DiMatteo on LinkedIn and at CoachTosca.com Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, an all-in-one platform that gives women and their organization a framework to achieve success in every level of their careers.   HerCsuite™ Solutions: Connected Mentoring- Women Build Their Entourage Monthly Speaker with Breakouts. Engage and Learn- Feed Your Team’s Mind - Immersive Speaker Experience and All-In-One Platform and and app- Corporate Portal with Private Groups, Networking, Programs, Immersive Events Join HerCsuite™ as a team and save. Have a question? Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ or send a text to 224-209-6424. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerCsuite™ | HerPower2 Lead This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 3,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
16:59
November 17, 2021
How to Recommit to Work-Life Joy with Dr. Tracy Brower
Do you experience joy in your work-life?  Now is the perfect time to recommit to happiness in your career. Today's guest, Dr. Tracy Brower is a PhD sociologist, studying work-life fulfillment and happiness. She's the author of The Secrets of Happiness at Work and Bring Work to Life. She is a principal with Steelcase's applied research and consulting group and a contributor for Forbes and Fast Company.  Listen to host Natalie Benamou and Dr. Tracy Brower as they discuss How to Recommit to Work-Life Joy. Assessing Your Job for the Right Proportions: >> The key is how much alignment you have. Those choices about the work that we do, the organization and the people that we work with all have to do with aligning as much as possible, what we love to do and what we have to do. Suggestions for Individuals Struggling to Find Joy with Work: >> Set boundaries >> Delegate responsibilities >> Remind yourself that what you bring is valuable How to show up and be courageous at what you're doing >> Show up and do your best. >> Be confident with humility. >> Choose your battles, compromise, and be open to other points of view. "When we're so fundamentally disrupted, it's just an opportunity to take stock and reflect.  There's been this amazing reset of priorities, according to a new study, where we're all recommitting to each other, to community, to family, rethinking our priorities, rethinking our careers. And that is about the ingredients for happiness. Really thinking about how we create joy, even with the ebbs and flows that are natural in our lives" Dr. Tracy Brower Thank you Dr. Tracy Brower for being a guest on the show. Connect with Dr. Tracy Brower on LinkedIn and at TracyBrower.com Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, an all-in-one membership platform gives women a mentoring and advisory framework to achieve success in every phase of their careers.   Join HerCsuite™ as a team and save. Have a question? Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ or send a text to 224-209-6424. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerCsuite™ | HerPower2 Lead This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 3,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
17:27
November 10, 2021
How to Own Your Power with Dr. Blair Robinson-Price
Have you ever had self-doubt about a decision? Wondered if you were on the right path? Hesitated, because you didn't have all the boxes checked and missed that perfect opportunity?  Good News! You are not alone. Many of us hear negative voices, believe old stories and question our Why. Today's guest, Dr. Blair Robinson-Price, Ph.D. CEO, Strategize 4 Success is an Executive Coaching and Career Transition Coaching Leader.  Listen to host Natalie Benamou and Dr. Robinson-Price as they discuss, "How to Own Your Power".   Dr. Blair has all the strategies you need to move from stopped to unstoppable.  Steps to Become Recognized for Your Work: 1. Be your own champion. 2. Take a look at your position description and align the work that you're currently doing with the actual tasks and responsibilities that you have. 3. Be aware of how you show up in the light of what you're doing, really showcase your efforts. 4. Get some feedback on where you are. 5. Own the opportunity. Begin Owning Your Power: >> Recognize your strengths by finding 2-5 things you do well. >> Share your strengths with leadership "I encourage women to watch their self-talk. Watch the thing that you're saying to yourself on a daily basis, really focusing on your can-do attitude rather than I can't do, or I'm afraid to, or I'm not a good fit. What are you saying to yourself on a consistent basis? Do you believe in yourself? That's a big piece of it. Are you exercising belief in yourself? For me personally, I use affirmation statements. I say affirmation statements to myself on a daily basis. I can do this. I am more than capable." Dr. Blair Robinson-Price Thank you Dr. Blair Robinson-Price for being a guest on the show and a valued member of HerCsuite™! Connect with Dr. Blair Robinson-Price on LinkedIn and at Strategize 4 Success.   Attend Own Your Power Mentoring Program with Dr. Blair Robinson Price on November 5th: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/179320692017 Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, an all-in-one membership platform gives women a mentoring and advisory framework to achieve success in every phase of their careers.   Join HerCsuite™ as a team and save. Have a question? Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ or send a text to 224-209-6424.  LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerCsuite™ | HerPower2 Lead This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 3,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
14:21
November 03, 2021
How to Leverage Your Network to Create Business Growth with Dr. Sharon Ayd
Are you looking for ways to expand your network to create growth? Today's guest, Dr. Sharon Ayd, is a Life Science and Management Consultant, Fractional Chief Regulatory Officer for startups and a Non Executive Director and the Founder of Ayd BioPharma Consulting Group LLC. Listen to host Natalie Benamou and Dr. Sharon Ayd as they discuss, "How to Leverage Your Network to Create Business Growth". Here are 5 key discoveries in this interview: 1. Your career path can take many turns, it is all about being open to possibilities. 2. Believe in yourself and others will too. 3. Authenticity should be the foundation of how you lead, connect and grow. 4. Remove any guilt over spending time on your career, network or yourself. 5. Creating alliances is a powerful way to not only build and expand but also can lead to new opportunities. Online Event Power Tip "I will always do a screenshot of everybody that is involved in, even if it's five pages of screenshots. Then I'll make it a point, when I have time, to go look at their profile on LinkedIn and see who they are. If I reach out to connect with them, at least we have something in common, I'll say, Hey, it was nice to see you in the networking session." "When you're used to working for a company, working for yourself is a total transition change in your mindset and the ideas or the idea of alliances is something that was born out of absolute necessity. I started networking, and using my network, the power of my network, and I found many very kind people, especially women along the way." - Dr. Sharon Ayd Thank you Dr. Sharon Ayd for being a guest on the show! Connect with Dr. Sharon Ayd on LinkedIn and at Ayd BioPharma Consulting Group Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, an all-in-one membership platform gives women a mentoring and advisory framework to achieve success in every phase of their careers.   Join HerCsuite™ as a team and save. Have a question? Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ or send a text to 224-209-6424. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerCsuite™ | HerPower2 Lead This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 3,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
17:07
October 27, 2021
How to Own Your Money Story with Morgan Newman
Do you know your money story?   Find out how you can transform your financial dialogue in today's podcast interview with Morgan Newman.  Morgan is Director of Investments at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. and one half of The Newman Group –  a mother-daughter team of financial advisors. Her mom, Cindy, is her business partner. They’ve built our practice in our belief in women’s empowerment through financial education and are dedicated to creating the space or women to talk about money in an open and safe space. Take a break today and discover "How You Can Own Your Money Story." What is a money story and how is created? "Your Money Story is formulated in your early years, often times without you even realizing it, it’s how the values and feelings you inherit about money that carries with you throughout your life and plays a role in the money decisions you make every day." Why do you think money defines who we are and how we feel about money? 'Keeping up with the Jones to the pressures of social media – sense of inferiority. Don’t compare your behind the scenes to someone else’s highlight reel. People only mention the positive – we don’t like to talk about failure – when was the last time someone mentioned the bought a stock that bombed?"  What are some strategies you do to help women start to have conversations about their wealth management?   "The first step in creating open conversations about wealth management is for everyone in the room to recognize that these are just numbers. How much money you have is not indicator on who you are as a person. Your net worth is not your self-worth. So we have to separate our shame, pride, ego, and embarrassment, whatever the emotion might be from our finances. Once we can create that separation, I find that the flood gates open. Find women want to see each other succeed, to get make good decisions and to get ahead in life – the idea sharing and support that comes from these conversations are incredibly inspiring and motivating." >> "Stop saying sorry – in all aspects of your life but especially in your financial life." Why is it so important that women feel there is a safe space to talk about money? "On an individual level, Money touches all of us, in every aspect of our lives, in almost every decision that we make. So we need to talk about it! If you aren’t getting paid what you’re worth, you need to know this information so be prepared to advocate and negotiate for a higher salary – your future self deserves it." Thank you Morgan Newman for being a guest on the show! Connect with Morgan Newman on LinkedIn Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, an all-in-one membership platform that gives women a mentoring and advisory framework to achieve success in every phase of their careers.  Join HerCsuite™ as a team and save.  Send a text to Natalie 224-209-6424. Get your free 30-day trial here from Aaptiv our show sponsor.  
16:27
October 20, 2021
The Power of an Ecosystem with Kathleen Warner
Have you ever considered how an ecosystem can help you grow?   Today's guest, Kathleen Warner is an entrepreneurial, mission-driven leader who clears paths, cultivates relationships and aligns resources for big ideas to root and grow. With the recognized ability to target gaps and opportunities, empower diverse, effective teams, catalyze collaborative partnerships and strategic alliances and co-design and execute innovative programs, Kathleen builds and sustains the ecosystems necessary to translate vision and purpose into lasting equitable impact. Listen to host Natalie Benamou and Kathleen Warner as they discuss "The Power of an Ecosystem". The Ecosystem is a Broad Entity: >> People >> Institution >> Interactions >> Programs >> Processes How to Get Started: >> Begin by building and nurturing relationships. >> Maintain a "curious mindset". "I think sometimes folks use the term ecosystem interchangeably with community or network, and they're different. A community and a network can be part of an ecosystem, but an ecosystem is a broad entity. It's a combination of the people, the institution, the interactions, the programs, the processes that spur, whatever the outcome is that you're trying to drive results." Kathleen Warner Thank you Kathleen Warner for being a guest on the show! Connect with Kathleen Warner on LinkedIn Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, an all-in-one membership platform that gives women a mentoring and advisory framework to achieve success in every phase of their careers.  Members feel more optimistic, experience greater job satisfaction and have improved work-life balance.  Join HerCsuite™ today to and discover how you can advance your career inside a supportive community. Join HerCsuite™ as a team and save. Have a question? Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ or send a text to 224-209-6424. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerCsuite™ | HerPower2 Lead  This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 3,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
17:09
October 13, 2021
Everything You Wanted to Know about Procurement but Were Afraid to Ask with Ann Carter
Have you ever wondered how procurement functions?" In this episode, Ann Carter, CPO at Dexcom shares insights about how procurement functions, an inside view on how decisions are made, what is needed to create strong supplier partnerships and the value of being trustworthy and  how to make the right connections inside a procurement organization.  Ann is a member of HerCsuite™ and this program is an excerpt from her presentation for Coffee Talk. Take a break today and listen to host Natalie Benamou and Ann Carter as they discuss  "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Procurement but Were Afraid to Ask". Purchasing is generally responsible for spending more than 50 percent of all the revenues the firm receives as income from sales. More money is spent for purchases of materials and services than for any other expense, and the spend in services is rapidly increasing. Procurement manages direct and indirect materials. Procurement Responsibilities >> Strategic sourcing >> Cost Management >> Supplier Management >> Contract management. >> Supply management  How Are Decisions Made? >> Online research for a service. >> Industry knowledge from colleagues. >> Category manager and buyer put together a Request for Quote (RFQ). >> Buyer and category manager create a Bid List. >> Bid list partners do their analysis of the bid quote package. >> Category manager and buyer will do an RFQ response analysis. >> Information is entered into a sourcing forum. >> Supplier negotiates contract. Key to success-demonstrate trustworthiness, bring value, and be proactive and supportive. Thank you to Ann Carter for being a speaker and guest for HerCsuite™! Connect with Ann Carter on LinkedIn Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, an all-in-one membership platform that gives women a mentoring and advisory framework to achieve success in every phase of their careers.  Members feel more optimistic, experience greater job satisfaction and have improved work-life balance.  You are invited to Join HerCsuite™ today to and discover how you can advance your career inside a supportive community. Join HerCsuite™ and receive 50% off our next event with code: EVENT50 Have a question? Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™or send a text to 224-209-6424. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 3,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
20:39
October 06, 2021
How to Have a Diverse and Inclusive Work Environment with Veronica Appleton
How can you create a more diverse and inclusive work environment? In this episode Veronica Appleton shares how communication is the most important way to create diversity and an inclusive work environment. Veronica is Vice President, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Talent at The Marketing Arm, an Omnicom Company. She is also a scholar, practitioner and author and Lecturer at DePaul University and Northwestern University.  Take a break today and listen to host Natalie Benamou and Veronica Appleton as they discuss  "How to Have a Diverse and Inclusive Work Environment". Adding a Personal Touch Builds Community and Connections: >> Set up a weekly one-on-one with someone you don't know. >> Take 30 minutes to talk about work and check in with each other. Leverage The Great Resignation as An Opportunity >> Get creative and ask 'How do we reinvigorate our people?'                                                                                Find Someone to be Your Champion Behind the Scenes: >> Get involved, join an ERB to connect inside the organization. >> Identify who you can network with inside the group and reach to have a conversation. "Leaning in, is really getting to know that person and knowing how to help them in the way that they need to be helped and champion them the way that they need to be championed"-Veronica Appleton. Thank you to Veronica Appleton for being a guest on the show! Connect with Veronica Appleton on LinkedIn or through her website: VeronicaAppleton.com Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, an all-in-one membership platform that gives women a mentoring and executive framework to achieve success in every phase of their careers.  Members feel more optimistic, experience greater job satisfaction and have improved work-life balance.  Join HerCsuite™ today to and discover how you can advance your career inside a supportive community. Join HerCsuite™ and receive 50% off our next event with code: EVENT50 Have a question? Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ or send a text to 224-209-6424. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 3,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
19:58
September 29, 2021
How to Use Empathy and Compassion for Life's Difficult Moments with Deb Skarda
How are you practicing empathy and compassion at work and in your personal life? In today's interview with Deb Skarda, discover "How to Use Empathy and Compassion for Life's Difficult Moments". Deb brings over 30 years’ experience in healthcare business and people transformation. She has a Thrive Forward coaching and consulting business, and she's passionate about supporting leaders who are striving to create more successful and fulfilled lives. Take a break today and listen to host Natalie Benamou and Deb Skarda as they discuss  "How to Use Empathy and Compassion for Life's Difficult Moments". Why Empathy Matters: >> Navigate life and relationships in a very intentional, sensitive, and generous way. >> Gives space to different lives, experiences, and perspectives. How to be More Empathetic: >> Stay away from using judgement. >> Understand how someone is feeling before responding. >> Communicate your understanding of their feelings. Be Open-Minded: >> Discover first what the other person is experiencing before responding. >> Avoid inserting your own beliefs into the other person's experience. "Practicing empathy for women in particular, results in connection and trust. And that impacts us from a work perspective because it leads to retention. It boosts productivity, engagement, and innovation, ultimately that all impacts the bottom line." -Deb Skarda Thank you to Deb Skarda for being a guest on the show! This topic was featured at a HerCsuite™ event, special thanks to Showboat.live and Liveswitch.io Deb Skarda is a Life and Leadership Coach at Thrive Forward Coaching and a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator. Connect with Deb Skarda on LinkedIn Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, an all-in-one membership platform that gives women a mentoring and executive framework to achieve success in every phase of their careers.  Members feel more optimistic, experience greater job satisfaction and have improved work-life balance.  You are invited to Join HerCsuite™ today to and discover how you can advance your career inside a supportive community. Join HerCsuite™ and receive 50% off our next event with code: EVENT50 Have a question? Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ or send a text to 224-209-6424. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 3,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
18:55
September 22, 2021
How Mentoring is Your Superpower with Host Natalie Benamou
Have you been feeling the impact of changes in the workplace?  In today's episode, we will explore how mentoring has become the new currency for companies to recruit and retain female talent and why women more than ever need support during these times of change. Take a break today and listen to host Natalie Benamou as she shares How Mentoring is Your Superpower. The Great Resignation is Real: 11.5 Million people left their jobs between April-June 2021. The impact on Women in the Workplace: Statistics from a Deloitte Survey in 2021: >> 51% Less Optimistic About Their Career >> 57% Say They Will Leave Their Job Within 2 Years >> 77% Say Their Workload Increased Mentoring Helps Employees and Companies >> 67% of businesses reported an increase in productivity due to mentoring. >> 55% of businesses felt that mentoring had a positive impact on their PROFITS >> 93% of small and medium sized businesses acknowledge that mentoring can help them to succeed. How does mentoring help? Career development or progression improvement in personal performance, seeking a new or different role, nurture and foster talent, where progress has been blocked, to help individuals through a challenging time, when seeking the advice of a mentor who has direct experience within a certain area, or for business growth. What happens when you have the right support? Mentoring can improve the mentees’ ability to resolve challenges and in the case of business mentoring; the ability to stay in business for the longer term. Join HerCsuite™ Mentoring Program and enter EVENT50 to receive 50% off our annual program. National Mentoring Day October 27th to recognize the importance of Mentoring. Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, an all-in-one membership platform that gives women a mentoring and executive framework to achieve success in every phase of their careers.  Members feel more optimistic, experience greater job satisfaction and have improved work-life balance.  You are invited to Join HerCsuite™ today to and discover how you can advance your career inside a supportive community. Our corporate mentoring program is the perfect compliment to ERG's and internal mentoring programs for women and is helping organizations retain and engage talent. Schedule a call   Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ or send a text to 224-209-6424. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 3,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
14:01
September 15, 2021
Your Path to Purpose with Dr. Alise Cortez
How do you live a life full of meaning and purpose? In today's interview with Dr. Alise Cortez, you will discover "Your Path to Purpose". Dr. Alise Cortez is an inspirational speaker, social scientist author, and the host of, "Working on Purpose Radio Show". She is also the author of, "Passionately Striving in 'Why' - 25 Stories of Women from Around the World". Take a break today and listen to host Natalie Benamou and Dr. Alise Cortez as they share all the tips to finding "Your Path to Purpose". Passionately Striving in 'Why': >> Series of anthologies celebrating women from all over the world. >> Read stories of women overcoming adversity and impossibility and feel inspired to transform your passion into your 'why'. Finding Meaningful Purpose: >> Do something in your job that’s beyond actually the normal call of duty. >> Remove your own interests and serve other people. >> "Tap into resources and a network like, HerCsuite™ to help you. Don't go it alone."-Dr. Alise Cortez "Whatever job you're doing, you can find ways to serve other people. Purpose is always about serving other people. It's not about your own interest and what you really love as much as it is helping other people." -Dr. Alise Cortez Thank you to Dr. Alise Cortez for being a guest on the show and to, Hope Mueller for introducing us. Dr. Alise Cortez is the chief purpose officer at Alise Cortez and Associates, a management consulting company. She's also the chief ignition officer at Gusto, now a multi-lingual e-learning platform offering wellbeing and leadership development courses. Learn more about Dr. Alise Cortez and her mission - "Live with Passion, Work on Purpose" Connect with Dr. Alise Cortez on LinkedIn Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, an all-in-one membership platform that gives women a mentoring and executive framework to achieve success in every phase of their careers.  Members feel more optimistic, experience greater job satisfaction and have improved work-life balance.  You are invited to Join HerCsuite™ today to and discover how you can advance your career inside a supportive community.   Our corporate mentoring program is the perfect compliment to ERG's and internal mentoring programs for women and is helping organizations retain and engage talent.  Have a question? Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ or send a text to 224-209-6424. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 3,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
16:03
September 08, 2021
The Exponential Power of Recognition with Sarah McVanel
How do you use recognition at work and in your personal life? In today's interview with Sarah McVanel, you will discover "The Exponential Power of Recognition". Sarah is the founder of Greatness Magnified, and she helps individuals leverage the exponential power of recognition to retain top talent, fuel healthy teams and sustain a healthy bottom line. Take a break today and listen to host Natalie Benamou and Sarah McVanel as they share all the details on "The Exponential Power of Recognition" and how it works both in the workplace and in your personal relationships. Why Recognition Matters: >> Acknowledgment makes people feel seen, heard, and valued in the moment. >> Taking time to thank someone will improve a company's ability to retain great people. >> Showing gratitude makes you feel good too. "I would say for women, this is a great interim step for you to stay motivated, passionate and committed to your career by being able to recognize, and build other women and people of all genders up through small acts of acknowledgement and recognition." -Sarah McVanel Forever Recognize Others Greatness (F.R.O.G.): >> Recognize the extraordinary moments that happen in our ordinary lives. >> Recognize the unique greatness in each of your people so they're motived to do more.   >> Have your team fill out a recognition checklist to learn how they like to be recognized. Thank you to Sarah McVanel for being a guest on the show, and to Roz Usheroff for introducing us.  A special shoutout to Melanie Neal, who recognizes her team and always lifts everyone around her up.   About Today's Guest: Sarah McVanel is 1 of 1500 certified professional speakers worldwide, and she's written five books, Forever Recognize Other’s Greatness, The OG Effect, Greatness Biz Hacks, The Flip Side of Feeling, and so much more. Contact: E-mail Sarah McVanel at sarah@greatnessmagnified.com Discover more at Greatness Magnified  Pen Greeting App Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, an all-in-one membership platform that gives women a mentoring and executive framework to achieve success in every phase of their careers.  Members feel more optimistic, experience greater job satisfaction and have improved work-life balance.  You are invited to Join HerCsuite™ today to and discover how you can advance your career inside a supportive community.  Our corporate mentoring program is the perfect compliment to ERG's and internal mentoring program for women. Have a question? Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ or send a text to 224-209-6424. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 3,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
19:00
September 01, 2021
How The Second Shift Gives Women Work-Life Balance with Jenny Galluzzo
Are you looking for a way to make your work and life balance during these times of change? In today's interview with Jenny Galluzzo, you will discover "How The Second Shift Gives Women Work-Life Balance". Jenny is the Co-Founder of The Second Shift and the creator of Let's Be Human (a parenthood and work project).  The Second Shift is an online talent marketplace designed for women just like you.   Take a walk and listen to host Natalie Benamou and Jenny Galluzzo as they share all the details on "How The Second Shift Gives Women Work-Life Balance" especially during these times of change. The Transformation of Where We Work: >> Businesses are having to be flexible with the changing needs of employees. >> Companies want access to high-level employees and consultants are a great solution to fill open positions. >> There are many different opportunities both immediately and long-term for employers to hire qualified women. Benefits of The Second Shift: >> Online marketplace with a vetted network of thousands of women. >> Easy and simple to use through whatever phase you are in. >> Good for businesses and for women seeking work that can accommodate their schedule. "There's a lot of ways to rethink how you hire both immediately and in the long-term as a positive for this moment." -Jenny Galluzzo Workplace Innovation- Let's Be Human: >> Changes the way we view parental leave to be seen through a lens of humanity. >> Breaks down the fourth wall to create more empathy and acceptance in the work place. Thank you to Jenny Galluzzo for being a guest on the show and to Jennifer Justice for the introduction!  Contact: E-mail Jenny Galluzzo at Jenny@TheSecondShift.com More about The Second Shift Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, all-in-one platform gives women a mentoring and executive framework to achieve success in every phase of their careers.  Our members feel more optimistic, experience greater job satisfaction and have improved work-life balance.  You are invited to Join HerCsuite™ today and you will have access to everything you need all at your fingertips.  Our corporate programs offer easy onboarding and the perfect resource for mentoring programs. Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ or send a text to 224-209-6424. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 3,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
18:04
August 25, 2021
How to Have a Go Big Now Mindset with Julia Pimsleur
Do you have a big goal or idea but feel something has been holding you back from accomplishing it?  In today's interview with Julia Pimsleur, you will discover how having a “Go Big Now Mindset” is the key to achieving great success. Julia Pimsleur is the author of Go Big Now and the bestselling book Million Dollar Women. She is a master practitioner and coach of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and the founder of the Million Dollar Women social venture. Pimsleur also built the #1 language teaching company for kids, Little Pim, into a multi-million dollar business. Take a walk and listen to host Natalie Benamou and Julia Pimsleur and find out how you can create your own "Go Big Now" mindset. We all experience thoughts that interrupt our progress to accomplishing our goals.  Julia talks about how starting with "mind the gap is so important. There are 8 Mindset Keys in 'Go Big Now" here are the two most popular: >> Mind the gap – We need to create a gap between what happened to you and the meaning you make of it. >> Bust your limiting beliefs – breakthrough an unconscious belief you have about yourself that sabotages you, or keeps you from doing the big things you want to do. Mindset has been so important this past year and made a positive difference for so many women. “Having a stronger resilient mindset during the pandemic was the difference between going back to bed and saying, ‘I can't deal with any of this’ or staying motivated, bringing your team along and taking care of your family and helping others.”-Julia Pimsleur Increase Your Brain's Dopamine By Expressing Gratitude >> When we pay it forward and do a kind act, it impacts our own well-being. >> Practice gratitude daily and share 3 things you are grateful for, every day. Julia Pimsleur has a mission to help 1 million female entrepreneurs reach 1 million dollars in revenue. Julia Pimsleur website  Instagram @JuliaPimsleur She has a Million Dollar Women's Fund giving grants to women entrepreneurs of color  @MDWfund . Join Million Dollar Women community. Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, all-in-one platform gives women a mentoring and executive framework to achieve success in every phase of their careers.  Our members feel more optimistic, experience greater job satisfaction and have improved work-life balance.  You are invited to Join HerCsuite™ today and you will have access to everything you need all at your fingertips. Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ or send a text to 224-209-6424.   LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 3,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
17:07
August 18, 2021
Make The Most of Every Day and Be Undaunted with Kara Goldin, Founder & CEO of Hint, Inc.
Have you ever had an idea that you wanted to try but froze, because fear got in the way? In this week’s interview, guest Kara Goldin, Founder and CEO of Hint, Inc., shares how we need to turn moments when we feel frozen into opportunities for growth. Starting with her first job after graduating from college and on to becoming the Founder & CEO of Hint, Inc., Kara shares how she overcame doubts, doubters and wrote her book "Undaunted".  Find out how Kara turned her personal and work experiences into creating the number one unsweetened water. Episode Highlights: Make the Most of Every Day · Don’t be afraid to educate people at all levels in an organization. · Show how human you are, build relationships, people will remember you. · Ask yourself “what is the worst thing that can happen?” and seize every opportunity even if the outcome isn’t exactly what you expected. “You need to find a different way -when everyone goes right…maybe you should go left” Reach Out - Pick Up the Phone · Stand out by calling a person instead of emailing or texting. · You have to know your story, before making the call. · Send a hand-written letter as a thank you note. · If you admire someone, learn as much as you can and share your knowledge about them. It will make you unique. How to Keep Going · Try in any situation when something doesn’t go the way you think it would to “always give the best you can”. · “When you fear something…you freeze.” Look for ways to get out of an unexpected situation. · Watch and observe when the doors are going to be open. · Ask yourself-‘what have I learned?’ · Recognize even if something ends, there is a lot of good that can come out of it. Learn from Your Experiences · Kara shared how when Starbucks shifted direction, she had to think quickly. · Today, Kara looks at past experience, as places where you get better. “Every piece of your journey is an opportunity” I am so very grateful to Kara Goldin for this incredible interview and want to thank Pat Hedley for introducing us! Kara Goldin is the Founder and CEO of Hint, Inc., best known for its award-winning Hint water, the leading unsweetened flavored water. Podcast: The Kara Goldin Show She has received numerous accolades, including being named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Northern California and one of InStyle’s 2019 Badass 50.  Previously, Kara was VP of Shopping Partnerships at America Online. She hosts the podcast The Kara Goldin Show.   Her first book, Undaunted:  Overcoming Doubts and Doubters, was released October 2020 and is now a WSJ and Amazon Best Seller.  Kara lives in the Bay Area with her family. Host Natalie Benamou is the founder of HerCsuite™ an all-in-one platform that gives women a mentoring and executive framework to achieve success in every phase of their careers.  Special Offer to The First 5 People who Join HerCsuite™ you will receive a free copy of Kara's book Undaunted! Text undaunted to 224-209-6424.   This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 3,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here. Special thanks to The Business Podcast Editor Julie Deem!
24:05
August 11, 2021
How to Own Your Power with Jennifer Justice
What does owning your power look like?  Jennifer Justice, CEO and Founder of The Justice Department, shares how she became President of Superfly before starting her own company. In this interview, we explore how hard it still is for female artists to earn the same compensation as men.  Find out about the Highway Women country group's alliance and how you can move past feeling "stuck" in the middle of your career.   Take a walk today and join in this conversation with host Natalie Benamou and Jennifer Justice as they offer action steps you can take to Own Your Power. It Starts by Creating Wealth: >> Most women don't own the wealth in their family.  >> Gender Parity will take 217 years because women started behind in the pay scale. >> Always seek legal council when negotiating a contract from an attorney who works directly for you. Get Unstuck From The Middle: >> Find a "tribe" of women that support you. >> Get coaching to discover what’s stopping you. >> Recognize where you are and be ready to walk away if the opportunity isn't right. >> Never give up. Power Tip-Give Yourself Grace: >> Allow yourself one day. >> Give yourself a break. >> Count all of your wins and blessings for the day. Resources Mentioned in the Show: Roc Nation,  JAY-Z, Beyonce, Superfly Highway Women Thank you Jennifer Justice for this amazing interview.  Be sure to check out HerCsuite™, where we help empower women engage together, meet their tribe and thrive in a community together. Connect with Jennifer on LInkedIn and on Instagram @JenniferJusticeLeague and @TheJustice.Dept More info about The Justice Dept. Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™,  an online membership community for executive women,  emerging talent and corporate organizations.  We are simplifying how women can find mentoring, advice and more.  Transform your connections into your own powerful mentoring entourage and network across a mega platform to achieve your success. Are you ready to be a game changer? Join HerCsuite™ today. Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ if you have a question or send a text to 224-209-6424. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 3,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
17:23
August 04, 2021
How to be an Alliance Power Connector with Bobbie Carlton
Are you ready to scale your business opportunities?  This week on the podcast, Bobbie Carlton, Founder of Innovation Women, Innovation Nights, Carlton PR Marketing and publisher of Lioness magazine, shares insights into the value of becoming an alliance partner.  Bobbie is a member and alliance partner of HerCsuite™ offering a discount to members who join Innovation Women, a speaker's bureau.   Discover how you can create an alliance partnership and listen to this conversation with host Natalie Benamou and Bobbie Carlton. Getting Started: Look to your network and find partners who have similar goals and objectives. Reach out and set up a time to connect. Discover how your companies can work synergistically to achieve a shared goal such as business development. Pay it Forward Cross promote each other's organizations and offer incentives to customers to purchase a service from one or both companies. Share the alliance with your network, post on social media and include information in your digital medial plan. Celebrate new business achieved through the alliance. Continue the Momentum Expand your alliance and network across organizations to develop business opportunities. Find ways to offer value to your new alliance partner. Meet regularly to share best practices and find new ways to make introductions and collaborate together. Thank you Bobbie Carlton for this amazing interview.  Be sure to check out HerCsuite™, where members receive great savings on Innovation Women. Connect with Bobbie on LinkedIn or Twitter @BobbieC Listen to Bobbie's TedX . Carlton PR Marketing I  Innovation Women I  Innovation Nights  I Lioness Magazine. Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™,  an online membership community for executive women,  rising leaders and corporate organizations.  Members are transforming connections into their own powerful mentoring entourage and networking across a mega platform to achieve success. Are you ready to be a game changer? Join HerCsuite™ today.  Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ if you have a question or send a text to 224-209-6424.   LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 3,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
16:51
July 28, 2021
How to Achieve Your Limitless Mindset with JV Crum III
How limitless is your mindset?  This week on the podcast we have an incredible guest,  best-selling author, speaker, and futurist, JV Crum III.  He has the number one podcast with 12 million listeners in 190 countries called Conscious Millionaire.  JV Crum III coaches seven and eight figure highly driven entrepreneurs.  This is an incredible opportunity to listen to JV"s expert advice and most importantly take action on how you can achieve a limitless mindset.   Take a walk with host Natalie Benamou and JV Crum III today. Getting Started Step 1: Become Committed -  Becoming limitless is changing your identity, not just your belief systems. -  Who you are, your identity is also about who you’re hanging out with - that is what you produce, the same as who you hang out with regularly. Step 2: Who Do I Need to Be? -  What do you think is possible for you? -  Let go of the old self, let it die and awaken the Phoenix from the ashes. Step 3: Make the Decision - Turn depressing moments, like being unhappy with your life or business, into motivating moments. - Always stay dissatisfied so you take the next step. -  Learn to love yourself too. -  “It’s all a journey of growth.” 24 Hour Challenge: Clearly define what you want to achieve in some area of your life in the next 12 months. Write it down in 1 or 2 sentences. Ask yourself ‘what’s my personal reality? What do I believe is possible? What am I going to need to believe is possible in order to achieve that goal? What has to change?’ Make a decision to achieve a limitless mindset over the next 12 monthsl JV Crum III on LinkedIn Free copy of the book, Conscious Millionaire Listen to JV Crum III Podcast – Conscious Millionaire Show Text JV Crum III about his business at: (303) 641-0401 Natalie Benamou is the CEO of HerPower2 Lead and Founder of HerCsuite™  an online membership community for executive women, female rising leaders and women’s organizations.  Members are transforming connections into their own powerful mentoring entourage and networking across a mega platform to achieve success. Are you ready to become a game changer? Join HerCsuite™ today. Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ if you have a question or send a text to 224-209-6424.  LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™. This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 3,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
19:31
July 21, 2021
How to Bold Your Brave with Jen Pestikas
Have you ever limited yourself because of an unconscious belief? Let’s walk and listen to this interview with Jennifer Pestikas, Senior Vice President, Business Development, as she shares her personal journey.  Jennifer invites us to learn her story as an executive, coach, podcaster, and mother. Jennifer has over 20 years experience in financial services and shares her insights and strategies to how she landed a new job while she was 8 months pregnant…and what happened next. This conversation with host Natalie Benamou and HerCsuite™member,Jennifer Pestikas shows you how to Bold Your Brave. Getting Started · Make time for staying in touch with your network. · Be courageous and put yourself out there. · Communicate clearly to your boss and organization your career goals and where you want to go in the organization. · The Winning Combination · Networking + making your intention known + confidence = success. · Believing in yourself, in your abilities is crucial. · Embrace a positive mindset. · Look for opportunities to be brave and expand your career. Remove Limiting Beliefs · Identify the words and phrases like “I can’t get a promotion” or “I can’t get to the next level.” · Separate the fearful limiting belief from yourself so you can move forward. · Move forward with whatever the limiting belief was trying to keep you from doing. · It takes practice to get past those limiting beliefs ingrained in our heads. “When you hear the voice, hear it and acknowledge it and counter it by saying something like, “thank you for being concerned, but I’m okay.”-Jennifer Pestikas Jennifer Pestikas is a HerCsuite™ member, has skills in leadership, strategy, training, coach and podcast host. Listeners to this podcast can get a Free Copy: 10 Steps to Being Brave at Work Join HerCsuite™: Special offer for listeners to this podcast when you Join HerCsuite™ write Brave in the "did anyone recommend you" and attend a private networking event with Jen Pestikas and Natalie Benamou. Natalie Benamou is the CEO of HerPower2 Lead and Founder of HerCsuite™  an online membership community for executive women, female rising leaders and women’s organizations.  Members are transforming connections into their own powerful mentoring entourage and networking across a mega platform to achieve success. Are you ready to become a game changer? Join HerCsuite™ today. Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ if you have a question. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™. This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 3,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
15:34
July 14, 2021
Why Women Make Great Board Members with Naomi Kent
Have you been thinking about career transition and moving into paid board roles? Take a walk with us and listen to this second interview with Naomi Kent, President, North America and Client Success for In Touch Networks. Naomi is a seasoned advisor and leader, who has a background in sales and customer retention across a wide variety of industries. This conversation with host Natalie Benamou and Naomi Kent will help you discover how and why women make great paid members. Board Overview ● The image of a male-dominated board members has shifted ● Last year, in France, women made up 44% of the top 40 company boards ● Requirements and the makeup of boards has dramatically changed in the past 3-5 years ● Women aren’t always aware that a board career is possible Getting Started ● Create a plan ● Develop your board member brand ● Board resume & LinkedIn profile are not the same as a career resume What Women Bring To The Table ● Boards are looking for the right fit ● A vision ● Delivering subject matter expertise Present Yourself As ● Trustworthy ● Leadership (in business) ● Right mindset ● Ask the right questions ● Be engaged in your conversations ● Show up on time ● Respond to emails with a relevant question/comment ● Responsible with your social media accounts How In Touch Can Help: ● Preparation - your board resume/bio professionally written ● Rewrite LinkedIn profile to create a “board member brand” ● Does the private resume match the public LinkedIn profile? ● Help with the board pitch ● Interview techniques ● Educational piece: access to archived course content ● Events ● Allow businesses to recruit from In Touch network for free and access to ideal, prepared candidates ● Career transition Naomi Kent served on the board of Step Up Women’s Network, a national membership non-profit organization for 4 years. She also served on the advisory board of Women in the Boardroom for 2 years. Naomi is also a member of HerCsuite™. Find out more about the partnership between HerCsuite™ and In Touch Networks at HerCsuite.com In Touch members have access to the best jobs, the best training and all the tools they need for a successful career, while employers can list jobs and connect directly with the best boards. In Touch Networks LinkedIn Naomi Kent Natalie Benamou is the CEO of HerPower2 Lead and HerCsuite™ an online platform for Executive Women. HerCsuite™ is an online professional platform for executive women, female rising leaders and women’s organizations.  Members are transforming connections into their own powerful mentoring entourage and networking across a mega platform to achieve success. Are you ready to become a game changer? Join HerCsuite™ today. Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ if you have a question. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™. This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favourite health and wellness app with over 3,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here
14:13
July 07, 2021
How to Create Lasting Change with Vanessa Liu
Do you want to feel inspired and create an impact? Let’s take a walk and listen to this interview with Vanessa Liu, Entrepreneur and  President of the Harvard University Alumni Association. Vanessa shares stories and strategies on relationship building, starting businesses, and instilling the entrepreneurship mindset for the next generation. This conversation with host Natalie Benamou and Vanessa Liu will help you discover how to create lasting change. 3 Tips to Starting a Business: Who is your first customer? How are you going to attract and retain talent? What would make people excited about your service or product? Create Lasting Change: Look for things that are “ripe for disruption.” Build upon existing data, models, and connections. Develop strategies and plans. Keep an open-mind for new opportunities. Embrace Change: Give the next generation the opportunity to pursue entrepreneurship and explore creativity. Pivoting with change also means utilizing your current relationships. Some of those relationships may translate to becoming investors. “Now for me, the whole idea of combating ageism of building products and services that make people embrace and gracefully age is going to be my purpose.” Thank you, Vanessa Liu, for this conversation, your expertise in creating lasting change. Vanessa Liu Vanessa Liu builds upon her career, including launching a digital media venture fund with Andy Russell, overseeing SAP.iO Foundries in North America, and a growth marketing consultant for McKinsey & Company. Vanessa thrives on creating lasting change, impacting every generation, from the elderly to her children and other young people like them. LinkedIn: Vanessa Liu Twitter: @vanessawliu Natalie Benamou is the CEO of HerPower2 Lead and HerCsuite™ an online platform for Executive Women. HerCsuite™ is an online professional platform for executive women, female rising leaders and women’s organizations.   Members are transforming connections into their own powerful mentoring entourage and networking across a mega platform to achieve success.  Are you ready to become a game changer?  Join HerCsuite™ today. Reach out to Natalie Benamou at HerCsuite™ if you have a question. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favourite health and wellness app with over 4,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
15:07
June 30, 2021
How to Meet 100 People with Pat Hedley
Do you feel you need time to network?  Listen to this interview with Pat Hedley, investor, advisor, and author of “Meet 100 People” and find out how you can make time to expand your network.  Pat shares her insights on the benefits of networking, even how a conversation over coffee led to her TEDx talk. This conversation with host Natalie Benamou and Pat Hedley will help you get started planning to meet 100 people today. Getting Started Plan your goals for meeting 100 people. Write down the names of people you already know and list out who can help you accomplish those goals. When speaking to your contacts, ask “who else can I talk to”? Additional Ideas ● Warm up cold calling with some research. Find similar interests or something that you have in common like going to the same college, grew up in the same town, etc. ● Send a handwritten follow-up note to help you stand out. ● Stay in touch by sending an article they may be interested in. ● If you ask someone in person to meet, it's 34 times more likely to be granted, compared with an email or phone invitation. ● Be genuinely curious and authentic when helping people. ● If you have time to eat, you’ve got time to meet new people. Enjoy a virtual lunch or coffee with someone. ● “Consistently look for ways to either reconnect with people that you know or meet new people.” Thank you, Pat Hedley, for this conversation, your expertise in networking and tips on how we all can meet 100 people. Pat Hedley Pat Hedley loves solving problems in new ways. With three decades of global private equity experience at General Atlantic, Pat independently invests in and advises innovative growth companies. As the author of “Meet 100 People, A How to Guide to the Career and Life Edge Everyone's Missing”, Pat encourages all of us to not just meet people, but also build life-long relationships. LinkedIn: Pat Hedley Website: meet100people.com Book: Meet 100 People: A How-To Guide to the Career and Life Edge Everyone's Missing Medium: pathedley.medium.com TEDx Talk: Meet 100 People Natalie Benamou is the CEO of HerPower2 Lead and HerCsuite™ an online platform for professional and executive women. HerCsuite™ is a game changer for the way women accelerate results and get business done. Transforming connections into powerful mentoring entourage circles. Reach out to Natalie Benamou at HerCsuite™ if you have a question. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou HerPower2 Lead HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 4,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
15:12
June 23, 2021
How to Leverage Your Value with Stephanie Sims
Are you looking for investors in your business and unsure where to start? Let’s take a walk with Stephanie Sims, founder of Finance-Ability®, former investment banker and finance expert. Stephanie gives her advice and strategies on moving from “shiny object syndrome” to prioritizing your growth strategies. This conversation with host Natalie Benamou and Stephanie Sims shows you how you can start leveraging your value today.  Evaluate Your Business: 1. Take a step back and understand what you want the business to be.  2. Develop your “credible milestone ask” based on what the next goal/objective is for your business.  3. Focus on your strengths and recognize your weaknesses when expanding your team. Hire people who will balance you out.  4. Think early about your path to profitability instead of only focusing on growth. The Ask: ● Things don’t have to be perfect when asking for money for your business. ● Be open with investors about your experiments (what worked and what didn’t work).  ● Watch out for “shiny object syndrome”. Is it going to add value to your business?  Know Your Worth ● Giving equity away for your business: If someone wants to invest in exchange for 5%, you need to know if that’s $50,000 or $500,000. It’s important to have a sense of the dollar value for what you’re giving away.  ● Receiving equity as partial payment at a new job opportunity: What does the deal look like if the equity doesn’t materialize vs. if it does happen.  Are you comfortable with the balance of risk and reward that you’ve agreed to take to make that deal work.  Thank you, Stephanie Sims, for this conversation, your expertise and helping entrepreneurs understand how to leverage their value.  Stephanie Sims has more than two decades in finance, quality & IT management and valuation of public and private entities. Stephanie’s experience with large transactions and her knowledge of how due diligence works made it easy to spot one of the key reasons that entrepreneurs face such difficulty getting financing: they don’t understand the fundamentals of evaluating risks versus rewards. Developing this knowledge base led her to see that everyone has the ability to manage their finances successfully, but they don’t always realize it. And that’s where the notion of Finance-Ability was born. LinkedIn: Stephanie Sims  Website: stephaniesims.com  Podcast: What’s Your Ask?  Natalie Benamou is the CEO of HerPower2 Lead and HerCsuite™ an online platform for Executive Women. HerCsuite™ is an online membership platform transforming the way women meet, engage and thrive together. Close The Promotion Gap Inside Peer-to-Peer Curated Mentoring Circles and Level-Up Your Results.  Reach out to Natalie Benamou at HerCsuite™. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou HerPower2 Lead HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 4,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
16:02
June 16, 2021
The Science of Self-Compassion with Debbie Vyskocil
What if you could be kinder to yourself?  It turns out that there is science behind the messages we tell ourselves.  Does this sound familiar-you encourage others but have trouble being self-compassionate when it comes to your own inner voice? Let’s take a walk with Debbie Vyskocil, neuroscience innovator, leadership coach, and global speaker and change the messages we are telling ourselves. Listen to this conversation with HerCsuite™ Radio host Natalie Benamou and Debbie Vyskocil as they unlock the science behind treating yourself with self-compassion. Are You Doing This? ● Setting the bar for yourself, then getting close to it, only to raise it higher? ● Pushing yourself to be the best at every single thing you do? ● When you create a to-do list, no matter how many things you complete, your focus is drawn to the uncompleted item? Start Here: ● Write down your strengths, remember that you’ve got special gifts and don’t have to be perfect at everything. ● What you know is unique and should be shared-others think it is pretty amazing too-let that idea soak in a minute. ● Think about the negative phrase you beat yourself up with; you may not even be aware of saying it. ● Once you’re aware of this phrase, replace it with a positive phrase instead. “You can’t be creative. You can’t be innovative, if you’re beating yourself up, it’s impossible.”-Debbie Vyskocil Data and Your Brain: ● Debbie shares how using EEG testing equipment can show what negative self-talk is doing to your brain. Thank you Debbie Vyskocil for being on the show today! Debbie is also a member of HerCsuite™ and will be speaking August 14th on Speaker Saturday. Find out how you can hear that event for free as a member of HerCsuite™ LinkedIn: Debbie Vyskocil Website: Optimal Edge Performance Speaking Website: debbievyskocil.com Facebook: Optimal Edge Performance Instagram: Optimal Edge Performance Debbie Vyskocil TEDx: Using Science To Take Control of Physical and Emotional Health Resources mentioned in this episode: The Secret Natalie Benamou is the CEO of HerPower2 Lead and Founder of HerCsuite™ a professional social network platform that is transforming the way executive women and rising female leaders meet, engage and thrive together. If you have any questions about this episode, HerPower2 or HerCsuite™ reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ Show Sponsor This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 4,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
15:31
June 09, 2021
How to Be a Power Connector with Judy Robinett
Have you been feeling stuck trying to make the right connections? Take a walk and listen to Startup Funding Expert, Speaker, and National Media Guest Judy Robinett. Judy is the author of "How to be a Power Connector: the 5-50-150 Rule for Turning Your Business Network into Profits" which was named the #1 Business Book of 2014 by Inc. magazine. In addition, Judy is also the author of “Crack The Funding Code”, she is an angel investor, is an Advisor to multiple boards and is the former CEO of a Biotech company. Judy is an advisor and member of HerCsuite™, an online platform that is transforming the way women leaders meet, engage, and thrive and create real lasting change.  This conversation was recorded during a recent HerCsuite™ PowHer 30 event and HerCsuite™ Radio host Natalie Benamou and Judy Robinett discuss the secrets to being a Power Connector. 3 Golden Questions to Ask When Making a New Connection 1. How can I help you? Start with the other person’s needs first. 2. What other ideas do you have for me? This question should be asked after you share your goal, project, and story with the other person. 3. Who else do you know that I should talk to? This is one of the most important things to remember. The 5+50+100 Rule ● Write down the 25 most important people that you’re connected to right now. Do they have the power to make things happen? ● The first 5 are your close family and friends. ● The quantity of connections is not what matters-it is the people on the short list who can make referrals that count. ● Share how you have added value to your organization. Thank you, Judy Robinett, for this conversation and for being a valued advisor, for generously helping others and for providing the foundation for us all to create Power Connections. You can get Judy’s Ten Tips to Being a Power Connector at HerCsuite™ Natalie Benamou is the CEO of HerPower2 Lead and Founder of HerCsuite™ a professional social network platform that is transforming the way executive women and rising female leaders meet, engage and thrive together. If you have any questions about this episode, HerPower2 or HerCsuite™ reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ Resources mentioned in this episode: How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+100 Rule for Turning Your Business Network into Profits and Crack the Funding Code: How Investors Think and What They Need to Hear to Fund Your Startup by Judy Robinett Judy Robinett is Featured In: • Forbes • Washington Post • Wall Street Journal • Huffington Post LinkedIn: Judy Robinett Website: JudyRobinett.com Twitter: Judy Robinett Judy Robinett TEDx How to Be A Power Connector Show Sponsor This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 4,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
14:55
June 02, 2021
How to Pay it Forward with Sheryl Chamberlain
Are you ready to feel inspired to pay it forward? You are invited to take a walk and listen to this interview with Sheryl Chamberlain, Board Chair of Empower (Coupa Women’s Program, Director of Alliances Coupa Software and Chair Hult Prize Council. Sheryl shares her insights and experience creating alliances. This conversation with host Natalie Benamou and Sheryl Chamberlain unlocks the power of paying it forward whether we’re 18 or 95. How to Get Started with Paying it Forward ● Become an open-ended listener ● Look for ways to bring people together ● Put your hand up and never put it down ● Be open to innovation and new ideas ● Get outside the four walls of your company ● Share best practices ● Be a mentor ● Master the concept that community is the foundation to creating change The Hult Prize ● The Hult Prize foundation brings together students from 3,000 Universities around the world to solve the same problem. ● The 2021 challenge is about food not only insecurity but what it means to change the way we access food. ● This project is an example of the ultimate diversity and inclusion of people from different countries coming together to solve a big problem. Creating an Impact ● Take your experience and share it with someone else. ● “It takes one conversation that can create something that's unbelievable that inspires you each and every day and creates the smile that you want to have in life.”-Sheryl Chamberlain Thank you, Sheryl Chamberlain, for this conversation, your advocacy and starting discussions that create impact and continue to pay it forward. Sheryl Chamberlain In addition to her board roles, Sheryl Chamberlain has earned many industry awards and recognition including Tribute to Women, (TWIN), Women in Technology from Dallas Business Journal, and Global Innovation Partner of the Year from EMC. Sheryl leveraged her broad experience in strategic partnerships, business process improvement, SaaS, enterprise software, program management, business development, and solution selling for companies as diverse as Medidata Solutions, Dell EMC, Capgemini, and The Linux Foundation. Resources mentioned in this episode: Coupa Empower: Creating a Community of Women Program Hult Prize website Hult Prize 2021 Challenge (YouTube video) LinkedIn: Sheryl Chamberlain Website: Innovation Station blog Twitter: Sheryl Chamberlain Natalie Benamou is the CEO of HerPower2 Lead and HerCsuite™ an online platform for transforming the way women meet, engage and thrive together. HerCsuite™ offers women the ability to be surrounded by a personalized curated board of directors inside advisory circles. If you have any questions about this episode, HerPower2 or HerCsuite™ reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 4,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
14:44
May 26, 2021
Know What to Ask and Get Paid More with Claire Wasserman Founder & Author Ladies Get Paid
In today’s episode, founder and author, Claire Wasserman, shares her insights and wisdom described in her book and platform, Ladies Get Paid. Claire champions the advancement of women and is a highly sought-after expert for Fortune 500 companies. She’s taught thousands of women how to negotiate millions of dollars in raises, start businesses, and advocate for themselves. Motivated by a friend’s experience uncovering a serious difference between men and women’s salaries, Claire is an educator and an advocate for women everywhere, teaching them how to advocate for themselves. Named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful Women, Claire is sharing with us how to know what to ask and get paid.  As women, conversations about money have been hiding behind closed doors. This conversation with host Natalie Benamou and Claire Wasserman opens the door and shows you how to start talking about money and knowing your worth.  What to Ask: Claire recommends getting the conversations started: What’s your salary range? If you work for an agency-ask about the value or your contribution to the company. For example, ask how much was the campaign worth they signed for? Include your contribution value when negotiating your salary Stop Hiding from conversations about money; it’s a disservice to yourself and everyone Questioning your work and your value Equating self-worth to net-worth Start Being a self-advocate Thinking big Combining activism with doing well for yourself and other women Thank you, Claire Wasserman, for this conversation, your advocacy and for opening the doors to talking about money in a way to help women achieve gender parity. Resources mentioned in this episode: Harvard Business Review article: The Average Mid-Forties Male College Graduate Earns 55% More Than His Female Counterparts Claire Wasserman Founder and Author Ladies Get Paid LinkedIn: Claire Wasserman Website: Ladies Get Paid & Claire Wasserman Instagram: Claire Wasserman Natalie Benamou is the CEO of HerPower2 Lead and HerCsuite™ an online platform for Executive Women. HerCsuite™ is an online membership platform where executive women meet, engage and thrive together in personalized board of directors advisory circles. If you have any questions about this episode, reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou HerPower2 Lead HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 4,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30 day trial here Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
15:05
May 19, 2021
Authentic Leadership with Anna Maria Chávez
It is a gift when we encounter leaders like Anna Maria Chávez, who inspire us all to level up our dreams and strive to contribute to the greater good. Anna Maria Chávez is Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer at National School Boards Association, an organization with over 90,000 elected school board members. Imagine the magnitude this role has had during the pandemic and she took it on in June 2020! Staying true to who she is as an authentic leader, Anna has led NSBA as she has done so for other organizations, with authenticity and a desire to make an impact. Inspired by her mother who served on the school board, Anna shares how important serving on a school board is in our communities. We have in our power to create lasting change, and this discussion with host Natalie Benamou and Anna Maria Chávez will inspire you to pay it forward so that the next generation of leaders knows what is possible. How to Lead Authentically: ● Stay focused on what’s important. ● Be a mentor and pay it forward. ● Leaning in and taking a chance doesn’t have to be starting your own business but it does mean living your authentic self. ● Leadership is about transformation and innovation. Thank you to Anna Maria Chávez for this interview, for your leadership at the NSBA and all the ways you are paving the way forward for us all. Resources mentioned in this episode: Girl Scouts National Council on Aging  Ban Bossy LinkedIn: Anna Maria Chávez Website: NSBA Anna Maria Chávez Executive Director and CEO National School Boards Association Natalie Benamou is the CEO of HerPower2 Lead and HerCsuite™ an online platform for Executive Women. HerCsuite™ is an online membership platform where executive women meet, engage and thrive together in personalized board of directors advisory circles. If you have any questions about this episode, reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou HerPower2 Lead HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 4,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30 day trial here Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
14:23
May 12, 2021
Choose to be Epic with Carolyn Buck Luce
Let's enjoy walking and listening to this interview with Carolyn Buck Luce, inventor of The Decade Game®, co-founder Imaginal Labs LLC. Carolyn is a culture shifter, talent innovator, executive coach and speaker shares how women need to stand up for their power and their purpose. Carolyn has been a diplomat in the Soviet Union, an international and Wall Street banker who reinvented herself and created The Decade Game®. One of the amazing things about The Decade Game® is Carolyn can trace its origins from when she was 8 years old. Carolyn has been on a journey of reinvention and showing women how to choose to be epic. Listen to this conversation with host Natalie Benamou and Carolyn Buck Luce as they discuss how you can rewrite your future starting today. Get Started with Choosing to be Epic: Commit to being epic by making the choice. Be the heroine of your own story. Center on the fact that it is your choice to be Epic. Other Inspirational Notes: Imagine what would be the most epic identity that reflected your greatest power, 10 years from now. Visualize how you will know yourself and be known by people you love. Embrace that identity and make it as epic and bold as possible. Stop waiting for something to happen, for something to change. When thinking about the past year with COVID-19 rethink it as happening for you, not to you. Create meaning for others in 3 ways: Go inside yourself and listen to what's longing to happen. Listen closely to the people who you love and say, what can I do that matters to them? Commit to your own mastery and that requires you to lean into what's really longing to happen. "There is no such thing as the wrong move. It's only the next move." - Carolyn Buck Luce Song by Maura Rampolla on YouTube: “I’m Gonna Love You” LinkedIn: Carolyn Buck Luce Facebook: The Decade Game® Websites:  Decade Game The Decade Game with Imaginal Labs Imaginal Labs Carolyn Buck Luce, inventor of The Decade Game®, co-founder Imaginal Labs LLC Natalie Benamou is the CEO of HerPower2 Lead and HerCsuite™ an online platform for Executive Women. HerCsuite™ is an online membership platform where executive women meet, engage and thrive together in personalized board of directors advisory circles. If you have any questions about this episode, reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou - HerPower2 Lead - HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 4,000 videos. Listeners can get your free 30 day trial here Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/natalie109/message
15:01
May 05, 2021
Five Best Practices Every Woman Should Do with Pattie Grimm
Let's take a walk and listen to this interview with Pattie Grimm, speaker, trainer, coach, and author of, "Quiet Women Never Changed History," and shares five best practices that all women need to do. Pattie started her career as a teacher then after being laid off due to budget cuts, went from being a part-time teller to one of the youngest female vice-presidents for a big California bank by age 28. It was at that time that she decided to quit and start her own business. In 1998 she was hired by Microsoft and in 2010, 2011 faced a health scare that almost ended her career. Since then she has made it her mission to help women help themselves.   Listen to this conversation with host Natalie Benamou and Pattie Grimm as they discuss action steps you can take today. 5 Best Practices Every Woman Should Do: 1.  Be strong, play of your strengths, find roles and opportunities that fit your strengths so that you can be more productive. 2.  Stand up-and you need someone to stand on. 3. Stand out, be valuable, be visible and be vocal. 4. Put yourself number one on your things to do list 5. Pay it Forward by lifting other women up. "You have to fill yourself up and take time to invest in yourself, your own self-care." -Pattie Grimm Positive Inspiration: Dr. Susan David author of #1 Wall Street Best Seller, "Emotional Agility" amazing YouTube videos about the dangers of being overly positive. Pattie Grimm is an author, speaker, trainer, and coach. Get a copy of Pattie's book on her website, “Quiet Women Never Changed History”.  LinkedIn: Pattie Grimm Email PattieGrimm@live.com to get free PDF. Facebook: Women Kicking Glass Natalie Benamou is the CEO of HerPower2 Lead and HerCsuite™ an online platform for Executive Women. HerCsuite™ is an online membership platform where executive women meet, engage and thrive together in personalized board of directors advisory circles. If you have any questions about this episode, reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™.  LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou HerPower2 Lead HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 4,000 videos.  Listeners can get your free 30 day trial here Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!!
14:53
April 28, 2021
How to Thrive in an Evolving World with Suzanne Coonan
Suzanne Coonan, Senior Executive Coach for a Fortune 10 company shares insights on how to make career decisions and lead during difficult times. In this episode, Suzanne shares with Natalie Benamou, how to develop resilience in order to be able to thrive in evolving times. Episode Key Points: -How to recognize opportunities and decide to go for it - Get clear on what your values and priorities are - During difficult time it is important to focus on taking care of yourself to be able to take care of others - Figure out what you need to move into future - Be creative and open to new ways of doing things Positive Inspiration "If you can put yourself in a place where you're experiencing positive emotions, you're going to perform better and our emotions are contagious."  Doris Kearns Goodwin on what we can learn from presidents on leadership past president in history.  One of the quotes that got Suzanne through difficult times is from Howard Thurman, especially when times are really difficult is he says, “Don't ask what the world needs ask what makes you come alive. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.” Reach out to Suzanne Coonan on LinkedIn. Natalie Benamou is the CEO of HerPower2 Lead and HerCsuite™ an online platform for Executive Women.LinkedIn Connections HerCsuite™ is an online advisory and networking platform for executive women leaders. If you have any questions about this episode, reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™.  LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou  HerPower2 Lead  HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 4,000 videos.  Listeners can get your free 30 day trial here Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!!
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April 21, 2021
How to Get A Paid Board Role with Naomi Kent
Have you been thinking about landing a paid board role? Host Natalie Benamou interviews Naomi Kent, President, North America - In Touch Networks, The world leader in career transition.   Naomi got her start serving on boards in London and has had an extensive career serving in a variety of board roles. Take a walk and discover what you need to get a paid board role! Episode Key Points: - Corporate board roles oversee the CEO of a company. - Having the proper pitch for a board position is critical to landing a paid board role - Non-profit versus corporate boards - what you need to know. - The differences in public versus private companies. Naomi Kent, President of North America - In Touch Networks is the world leader in career transition.  Naomi is also a member of HerCsuite™.  Find out more about the partnership between HerCsuite™ and In Touch Networks at HerCsuite.com In Touch is a Deloitte-awarding-winning company, recognized as one of the fastest growing technology businesses in Europe. We are experts in bringing elite professionals and employers together. We have revolutionized how companies hire board members and senior freelance professionals by eliminating recruitment costs from the process. Our members have access to the best jobs, the best training and all the tools they need for a successful career, while employers can list jobs and connect directly with the best talent, completely free of charge. In Touch Networks LinkedIn Naomi Kent Natalie Benamou is the CEO of HerPower2 Lead and HerCsuite™ an online platform for Executive Women. LinkedIn Natalie Benamou  LinkedIn HerPower2 Lead LinkedIn HerCsuite™ HerCsuite™ is a Mastermind platform for executive women leaders. If you have any questions about this episode, reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™.  This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 4,000 videos.  Listeners can get your free 30 day trial here Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Businesspodcast Editor for editing our podcast!!
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April 14, 2021
How to be an Adaptive Leader with Melanie Neal
Take a walk and find out what it takes be an adaptive leader. In this episode, Natalie Benamou introduces the inspiration behind, "Walk with Me Wednesdays" on HerCsuite™ Radio, Melanie Neal!  Hear how Melanie Neal, Vice President Global Commercial Excellence, is a creative problem solver, inclusive leader, organizational innovator, and customer advocate.   Melanie shines a light to all who come into contact with her. Episode Key Points: - Melanie Neal is an advisor for HerPower2 Lead and HerCsuite™ (an online platform for Executive Women). - Where the phrase, "Walk with me Wednesdays" originated. - Melanie's leadership perspective on how you need to be flexible and ready to take action. - How remote work has created a more inclusive environment between employees, especially with global teams. - Make sure the light in your lantern is illuminated for self-care. Melanie Neal has had an incredible leadership career including being an HBA (Healthcare Businesswomen's Association) Northern Chicago President  LinkedIn Melanie Neal Natalie Benamou is the CEO of HerPower2 Lead and HerCsuite™ an online platform for Executive Women. LinkedIn Natalie Benamou LinkedIn HerPower2 Lead LinkedIn HerCsuite™ HerCsuite™ is a Mastermind platform for executive women leaders. If you have any questions about this episode, reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™.  This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 4,000 videos.  Listeners can get your free 30 day trial here Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Businesspodcast Editor for editing our podcast!!
14:50
April 07, 2021
How a Positive Mindset Creates Career Growth with Cathy Skala
In life you will live through many different versions of yourself. Take a walk and listen as host of HerCsuite™ Radio, Natalie Benamou interviews Cathy Skala, CEO at CureX, about her leadership journey. Cathy started in architecture and interior design and transitioned into healthcare where she held executive leadership roles most recently at Baxter. Discover why she retired and now is in what calls 3.4 in this episode.  Her positive mindset opened doors to many opportunities.  Cathy Skala is CEO CureX LLC, providing experience and advice - when you need it most. CureX LLC LinkedIn Cathy Skala Natalie Benamou is the CEO of HerPower2 Lead and HerCsuite™ an online platform for Executive Women. LinkedIn Natalie Benamou LinkedIn HerPower2 Lead LinkedIn HerCsuite™ HerCsuite™ is a Mastermind platform for executive women leaders. If you have any questions about this episode, reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™.  This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 4,000 videos.  Listeners can get your free 30 day trial here Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Businesspodcast Editor for editing our podcast!!
14:32
March 31, 2021
How to Embrace a Wellness Mindset with Laurie Wessels
Wellness is an important aspect to being an effective leader. Take a walk and listen to Natalie Benamou as she interviews, strategic and executive leader development coach, Laurie Wessels in, "How to Embrace a Wellness Mindset".  Laurie is also the Executive coach for HerCsuite™ membership platform. Episode Key Points: - How leadership ties into wellness. - The challenges behind prioritizing wellness. - How to balance the wheel of life. - Knowing when to say yes or no. Laurie Wessels is a strategic and executive leader development coach and leads the HerCsuite™ online courses and coaches.  She is also an adjunct professor. LinkedIn Laurie Wessels Natalie Benamou is the CEO of HerPower2 Lead and HerCsuite™ an online platform for Executive Women. LinkedIn Natalie Benamou LinkedIn HerPower2 Lead LinkedIn HerCsuite™ HerCsuite™ is a Mastermind platform for executive women leaders. If you have any questions about this episode, reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™.  This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 4,000 videos.  Listeners can get your free 30 day trial here Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Businesspodcast Editor for editing our podcast!!
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March 30, 2021
How to Make a Career Pivot with Roz Usheroff
HerCsuite™ Radio with leadership, image, and branding specialist, Roz Usheroff. Roz interviews host Natalie Benamou, in the second part of this 2 part episode where she shares the defining moment that changed her career. Roz has been a mentor and an advisor who inspires so many women. Take a walk and discover how to make a career pivot. Episode key points: - Why after 29 years in trade shows, Natalie decided to make a career pivot. - How to embrace a serve first mindset. - Where to find inspiration to move forward. - Lessons learned after taking on a big leap and starting a company. - Why now is the best time to disrupt the way women achieve goals. - The future for executive women is now. Roz Usheroff is a Leadership, image and branding specialist. You can find Roz here. Natalie Benamou is the CEO of HerPower2 Lead and HerCsuite™ an online platform for Executive Women. LinkedIn Natalie Benamou LinkedIn HerPower2 Lead LinkedIn HerCsuite™ HerCsuite™ is a Mastermind platform for executive women leaders. If you have any questions about this episode, reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™.  This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 4,000 videos.  Listeners can get your free 30 day trial here Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Businesspodcast Editor for editing our podcast!!
12:45
March 29, 2021
How to Make a Difference with Roz Usheroff
HerCsuite™ Radio launches with a 2 part episode. Leadership, image, and branding specialist, Roz Usheroff interviews host Natalie Benamou, CEO of HerPower2 Lead. This first episode is sure to motivate and inspire you. Take a walk and be inspired to make a difference together. Episode key points: - How to transform a career and why Natalie created a mastermind to help executive women. - The loneliness women face in the leadership and executive world is real. - A secret fact about podcasting. - Learn to value and appreciate yourself. - Roz's story behind the Imposter Syndrome. - What happens when we don't ask. - Don't look to other people to define you. Roz Usheroff is a Leadership, image and branding specialist. You can find Roz here. Natalie Benamou is the CEO of HerPower2 Lead and HerCsuite™ an online platform for Executive Women. LinkedIn Natalie Benamou LinkedIn HerPower2 Lead LinkedIn HerCsuite™ HerCsuite™ is a Mastermind platform for executive women leaders. If you have any questions about this episode, reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™.  This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, our favorite health and wellness app with over 4,000 videos.  Listeners can get your free 30 day trial here Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Businesspodcast Editor for editing our podcast!!
14:36
March 29, 2021