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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, Inc. CGO, HerCsuite™

HerCsuite™ Radio - For Women Leaders On The Move
This podcast is inspired by you and the many women who are looking to feel inspired and gain a competitive advantage at every career level. 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 short and packed with information you can use in your daily life right away.
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Leadership, Culture and Diversity Across Organizations with Eliza Gonzalez, Cathy Skala and Lydia Rohn, HerCsuite™ DEI Council Co-Chairs
Leadership, Culture and Diversity Across Organizations with Eliza Gonzalez, Cathy Skala and Lydia Rohn, HerCsuite™ DEI Council Co-Chairs
Today on HerCsuite™ Radio, Host Natalie Benamou, shares special panel discussion with DEI Cross Organization Council Co-Chairs hairs, Cathy Skala, Eliza Gonzalez, and Lydia Rohn. This program includes insights from three executive leaders who have vast experience in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, ERGs, ESG, Cultural Transformation and HR. Take a Listen and Discover: How Culture Drives DEI internally and externally What you can do to win executive leadership buy-in for DEI programs Strategies leaders use to support DEI organizational objectives Why DEI Is Important For Every Organization: DEI isn't a one size fits all. Understand the needs of employees to attract top talent. DEI needs to be integrated into every aspect of the business. What Can Organizations do to Ensure that DEI is at the Forefront of the Business: Be consistent with including the mission and how diversity is part of that mission. Manage the perception of your company internally and externally. Encourage inclusion and increase engagement, passion and a drive to belong. Key Take Aways: Find out about the biggest challenges DEI leaders are facing in this volatile environment What organizations should start with when looking to have inclusive hiring practices How can organizations infuse inclusive programs like BRGs into their DEI practice Why accessing an external perspective helps DEI and ERG Leaders Thank you Cathy Skala, Eliza Gonzalez and Lydia Rohn for sharing your insights today. Gain an outside perspective every month with outside expert speakers and facilitated peer-to-peer discussions inside HerCsuite™ DEI Cross Organization Council.  Join the DEI Council.  Our next DEI Council Program on December 14th with featured speaker Veronica Pelletier, Managing Director at Accenture.  Register to attend. Schedule a call to learn about how HerCsuite™ is helping organizations advance more women at every career phase with turnkey speaker events, leadership development, and exclusive programs. Host Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™.  Natalie is a speaker, podcast host and guest, board advisor and CEO of HerPower2, Inc.  Reach out if you would like to learn about how to be a featured guest for this podcast at info@hercsuite.com. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ With gratitude this holiday season and always to our advisors, members and team.  Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast.
27:15
November 30, 2022
Bold Your Brave - A Personal Journey with Natalie Benamou, Founder HerCsuite™
Bold Your Brave - A Personal Journey with Natalie Benamou, Founder HerCsuite™
Today on HerCsuite™ Radio, Founder and Host Natalie Benamou, shares a personal experience about her journey as an Entrepreneur, Mom and Leader. This behind the scenes story happened on Entrepreneur Day.  We celebrate all female entrepreneurs. Last week on Entrepreneur day, I spent the day and well into the night, at the hospital with my oldest daughter. After two years of searching we finally discovered the cause of her extreme pressure on the brain- too much spinal fluid. It’s a rare condition and disease.Take a listen to this heartfelt story.  'If you are a parent with a child that has complex medical needs, you will understand how there are peaks, valleys and why a supportive community is so important. As an owner of a small women owned business I have a responsibility and in between procedures and medical consultations, I was working on an event that we hosted the day after the procedure. Whether caring for my daughters and family, team, or clients. I care deeply and I have an unwavering commitment to persist. Two years ago, without knowing it, the community I created would lift me up through the peaks and valleys. HerCsuite™ is the result of the people we surround ourselves with and I am blessed to have Advisors and members to stay the course with me- sending text messages of prayers. I am especially thankful to my youngest daughter- she is a peak on this journey and came home last week shortly after the procedure. Our small and mighty team Meghan, Julie and Natalie and a wonderful supportive husband and friends, thank you! Bold Your Brave Top 5 Tips Nothing matters more than your health- don’t give up until you find the right doctor who listens.  You and the people you care about matter. Meditate and visualize outcomes.  I did everything I could to calm my nerves so I could be strong for my daughter. I prayed a lot, visualized the outcome, meditated and even did Tai Chi to ground my energy. Express gratitude in small ways to strangers. My daughters hear me say “Midwest friendly” all the time. Strike up a conversation with someone who least expects it and lift them up - you will have a ripple effect. And it will boost your mood instantly. Surround yourself with the right people. Your network is more than connections it is a lifeline that takes you on a journey. You need women in your corner. Don’t give up. You have everything you need to make things happen. Favorite Quotes:  “Plans change your dreams don’t” - Anna Runyan and -  “Every second is a chance to make an impact" - Katie Horwitch  "Keep shining your light out and make an impact the world needs you." - Natalie Benamou Find your entourage inside HerCsuite™ a powerful Network Platform where we advance women in every career phase. Join Us -You Belong Here Host Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™.  Natalie is a speaker, podcast host and guest, board advisor and CEO of HerPower2, Inc.  Reach out if you would like to learn about how to be a featured guest for this podcast at info@hercsuite.com. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ With gratitude this holiday season and always to our advisors, members, team, friends and family. Thank you! Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
09:50
November 23, 2022
Making the Most Out of Every Day with Diane Forster, Intentional Living Expert
Making the Most Out of Every Day with Diane Forster, Intentional Living Expert
Are you to take the leap and take action to realize your dreams? Take a listen to host and Founder of HerCsuite™, Natalie Benamou in this conversation with Diane Forster as they discuss, "Making the Most Out of Every Day".   Hear the details of transformational moment that propelled Diane from despair to finding her vision for I HAVE TODAY.  Fast forward to today, she has created a life of purpose not only for her own life she continues to impact  the lives of thousands of women.  Find out in this conversation, a secret dream, Natalie has had since she was 5 in this lively discussion. Diane Forster is an intentional living expert, mindset and manifestation mentor. She is the Founder of I Have Today, where you find your passion, purpose, and smile. Diane knows how it feels to reach a point of no return, where life seems to be spiraling out of control. She shares her personal painful journey, out of chaos, she discovered how to transform those spiraling forces into power and change her. Diane teaches you exactly how you can do it, and has an incredible program that she's about to launch, and I know that you're going be on your seat wanting to hear all about it. Diane Forster is a bestselling author, award-winning inventor, Ted Speaker, TV host, podcaster, intentional living expert, and reinvention specialist. It is All About The 1% Improvement Do one thing each day to improve your life by 1% Find someone who believes in you, even when you don't Making the commitment to move forward is the first step An Idea in the Kitchen Turned Into a Sellout in 6 Minutes on QVC Diane shares what happened when she was making deviled eggs and solved the problem of decorating on food. Hear her story of making one step forward each day, persistence and the will to make a product happen. Thank you Diane Forster for being a guest on HerCsuite™ Radio and for Helping Women Realize they Have TODAY! Find out about  Diane Forster | I HAVE TODAY TV SHOW | I HAVE TODAY PODCAST Are you feeling overwhelmed planning speaker events? Save time and start enjoying your speaker programs with HerCsuite™ Turnkey Speaker Events. You are invited to schedule a call to share what success looks like for you. Elevate your events to the next level with expert speakers and facilitators with topics that include: Innovating Disruption, Culture Agility, Engaging Employees, Outperforming Disruption and DEI Across the Organization.  Achieve measurable success at your next program. Schedule a call today. Host Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™.  Natalie is a speaker, podcast host and guest, board advisor and CEO of HerPower2, Inc.  Reach out if you would like to learn about how to be a featured guest for this podcast at info@hercsuite.com. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite™ Events. Join us for a future DEI or HerCsuite™ Boards Event. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
24:08
November 16, 2022
How to Amplify Employees on LinkedIn with Danielle Zeitlen Hughes
How to Amplify Employees on LinkedIn with Danielle Zeitlen Hughes
Are you ready to transform employees into personality brand ambassadors on LinkedIn? Take a listen to host and Founder of HerCsuite™, Natalie Benamou in this conversation with Danielle Zeitlen Hughes as they discuss, "How to Amplify Employees on LinkedIn". Danielle Zeitlen Hughes is a Chief Personality Officer at More than Words Marketing. She helps individuals and organizations develop their own Personality Brand. It allows you to own and embody your message, feel comfortable expressing it, and convey what makes you different from your competition so you can attract the right audience and repel the wrong one. She has a focus on bios and content creation, and she helps organizations align the importance of having a strong personality brand with being an ambassador for the organization externally. Take a listen to Danielle Zeitlen Hughes about why it is important to have brand ambassadors for your organization on LinkedIn. 3 Power Tips for Consistent LinkedIn Profiles Ensure each employee has an updated profile to include their photo and header In the bio section, ask employees to include what makes them unique Encourage employees to share what they like best about their roles Creating a Personality Brand on LinkedIn Start by asking 5 people to describe you with three words  Add a hobby or something that you like to do in your title Use all of the words in the title Why Transforming Employees into Brand Ambassadors is Important on LinkedIn Consistent Profiles create a great brand presence Employees feel part of the brand by sharing their personality "It is part amplifying the employees, but also a company saying that we are creating this unified vision that everybody is buying into. And wouldn't you want to work here? Look at how together we are. Look at how much we support our employees.“- Danielle Zeitlen Hughes Thank you Danielle Zeitlen Hughes for being a guest on HerCsuite™ Radio! Find Danielle Zeitlen Hughes | More Than Words Marketing Are you feeling overwhelmed planning speaker events? Save time and start enjoying your speaker programs with HerCsuite™ Turnkey Speaker Events. You are invited to schedule a call to share what success looks like for you. Elevate your events to the next level with expert speakers and facilitators with topics that include: Innovating Disruption, Culture Agility, Engaging Employees, Outperforming Disruption and DEI Across the Organization.  Achieve measurable success at your next program. Schedule a call today. Host Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™.  Natalie is a speaker, podcast host and guest, board advisor and CEO of HerPower2, Inc.  Reach out if you would like to learn about how to be a featured guest for this podcast at info@hercsuite.com. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite™ Events. Join us for a future DEI or HerCsuite™ Boards Event. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
20:55
November 09, 2022
Maximizing Career Opportunities with Dr. Jessi Farris, DVM, MBA
Maximizing Career Opportunities with Dr. Jessi Farris, DVM, MBA
Have you been thinking about making a big career move but weren't sure if it was the right step? Take a listen to host and Founder of HerCsuite™, Natalie Benamou in this conversation with Dr. Jessi Farris, member of HerCsuite™ as they discuss, "Maximizing Career Opportunities". Dr. Jessi Farris is the Vice President of Campus Relations and Clinical Recruiting at Heartland Veterinary Partners. She has had a fast-paced career from being a veterinarian, getting her MBA and now being a Vice President.  Hear what her journey has been like on the "superhighway to success" (Jen Pestikas, Brave Women at Work quote). Take a listen and hear advice from Dr. Jessi Farris about why it is important to embrace opportunities.  Even if you have invested your time and financial resources in a degree, it doesn't mean that is the only option.  Discover how you can stay engaged in your open window zone, and keep flying through to new heights. How to Embrace Change: Seek opportunities and use a technique called micro-excellence. Improve and optimize in little ways each day. Share and learn better ways to do things along your journey. 3 Ways to Build a Remote Team: Look for people that will be a good fit for the role. Give them direction and stay connected in different ways. Empower the team to take initiatives and step into leadership. How to Bring Remote Workers Together: Give them more time to share. Create a safe place for people to connect. Include time at the beginning to have a conversation without an agenda. Host an in-person retreat for the team to connect. How Has HerCsuite™ Helped You? "I love HerCsuite™ because it connects me to people who are like-minded. We can share what it’s like as women in male-dominated fields, so there’s a lot of themes of commonality and it is really affirming. It’s a community where you can be vulnerable with people that share a common interest of growing individually, but also supporting and rallying around each other. It’s very inspiring and empowering.“- Dr. Jessi Farris Thank you Dr. Jessi for being a valued member of HerCsuite™ and guest on HerCsuite™ Radio!   Are you feeling overwhelmed planning speaker events? Save time and start enjoying your speaker programs with HerCsuite™ Turnkey Speaker Events. You are invited to schedule a call to share what success looks like for you. Elevate your speaker programs to the next level with expert speakers, and topics that include: Innovating Disruption Culture Agility, Engaging Employees, Outperforming Disruption and DEI.  Achieve measurable success with high level speakers, facilitators and a detailed executive summary at your next event. Host Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™.  Natalie is a speaker, podcast host and guest, board advisor and CEO of HerPower2, Inc.  Reach out if you would like to learn about how to be a featured guest for this podcast at info@hercsuite.com. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite Events. Join us for a future DEI or HerCsuite™ Boards Event. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
22:25
November 02, 2022
Centered Leadership Using Energy and Purpose with Dr. Sandra Lewis
Centered Leadership Using Energy and Purpose with Dr. Sandra Lewis
Where do you go to fill up your cup, re-energize and make sure that you are tapping into your purpose? Take a listen to host and Founder of HerCsuite™, Natalie Benamou in this conversation with Dr. Sandra Lewis as they discuss, "Centered Leadership Using Energy and Purpose". Dr. Sandra Lewis is a psychologist and personal energy strategist connecting professional women with resources to sustain purpose-driven leadership and impact in their industry. She is author of the book, "Life In 4 Part Harmony: Get everything in your life to work with everything else in your life". Take a listen and hear advice from Dr. Sandra Lewis about using energy and purpose for leadership. Getting Centered in Purpose: Remember that there is more that this moment. Simple shifts bring us big shifts. Find out what it will take to get centered. The Ripple: Sharing that spark inside of you that the world needs to know. Help people know that they matter. Purpose is infinite and shows up everywhere. How can Organizations help: Understand energy demands. Hold space for re-prioritization. Be open to negotiation. "I’m here to uplift women. So that’s the phrase of what you’re doing. Who you are being is someone who helps people know that they matter, and that’s what’s lighting the fire, right? That’s the spark inside of you that people need to know...There's an African proverb that says, 'Heal a Woman, Heal a Nation.' Years ago, there was this research about how women invest in communities, they give back."-Dr. Sandra Lewis Find Dr. Sandra Lewis | Life in 4 Part Harmony Spark Soulful Success Collective Thank you Dr. Sandra Lewis for being on HerCsuite™ Radio!  We appreciate our alliance partnership with Innovation Women and HerCsuite™ valued member Bobbie Carlton. Are you feeling overwhelmed planning speaker events? Save time and start enjoying your speaker programs with HerCsuite™ Turnkey Speaker Events. You are invited to schedule a call to share what success looks like for you. Elevate your speaker programs to the next level with expert speakers, and topics that include: Innovating Disruption Culture Agility, Engaging Employees, Outperforming Disruption and DEI.  Achieve measurable success with high level speakers, facilitators and a detailed executive summary at your next event.   Host Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™.  Natalie is a speaker, podcast host and guest, board advisor and CEO of HerPower2, Inc.  Reach out if you would like to learn about how to be a featured guest for this podcast at info@hercsuite.com. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite Events. Join us for a future DEI or HerCsuite™ Boards Event. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
19:51
October 26, 2022
Creating the Mindset for Sustainable Business Success with Samantha Hartley
Creating the Mindset for Sustainable Business Success with Samantha Hartley
Are you looking for ways that you can maximize and intertwine your genius with your joy? Take a listen to host and Founder of HerCsuite™, Natalie Benamou in this conversation with Samantha Hartley as they talk about, "Creating the Mindset for Sustainable Business Success". An outspoken voice for women entrepreneurs and against Grind Culture, ex-corporate business consultant Samantha Hartley shares how to get better results for your clients and price your services for maximum growth, profit, and joy. Samantha Hartley works with consultants who are ready to break through the plateau and MULTIPLY their revenues. Samantha helps them multiply their revenues without exhaustion by working with perfect clients on transformational engagements so they can have profitable, joyful consultancies. This topic today because is near and dear to Natalie's heart as an entrepreneur.  Take a listen and hear advice from Samantha Hartley that applies to both women leaders that are at organizations thinking about leaving or starting their own business. Focus on Your Joy and Genius Zone: The genius zone has been referred to as the thing that you do, it just comes naturally to you. You know, it's the thing you're totally great at it.  You could talk spontaneously about it for hours.  The joy zone includes all the things that give you energy instead of draining your energy. Mindset for Sustainable Business Success: Don't wait until you are burnt out to adjust to finding your joy and genius zone Choose the thing that lifts you up each day. Focus on one thing that will free up your time to work and rest both are important. Find Samantha | SamanthaHartley.com | Podcast: Profitable Joy Consulting Thank you Samantha for being on HerCsuite™ Radio! Are you feeling overwhelmed planning speaker events? Save time and start enjoying your speaker programs with HerCsuite™ Turnkey Speaker Events. You are invited to schedule a call to share what success looks like for you. Elevate your speaker programs to the next level with expert speakers, and topics that include:  Innovating Disruption Culture Agility, Engaging Employees, Outperforming Disruption and DEI.  Achieve measurable success with high level speakers, facilitators and a detailed executive summary at your next event. Host Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™.  Natalie is a speaker, podcast host and guest, board advisor and CEO of HerPower2, Inc.  Reach out if you would like to learn about how to be a featured guest for this podcast at info@hercsuite.com. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite™ DEI Cross Organization Council Program. Join us at for an exclusive DEI program October 19th with Michele Brown. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
22:25
October 19, 2022
Taking a Risk to Resilience with Cynthia Kallile
Taking a Risk to Resilience with Cynthia Kallile
Have you been thinking about taking a risk and weren't sure where it would end up? Take a listen to host and Founder of HerCsuite™, Natalie Benamou in this conversation with Cynthia Kallile as they talk about Cynthia's journey in risk-taking, meatloaf, an incredible inspirational story and how to rebuild. Cynthia Kallile brings a wealth of experience to her work as a marketing and communications sub-consultant following a successful career in corporate communications. She founded a national specialty food business with retail and mail order operations today. She brings a unique and timely perspective to clients, colleagues, and entrepreneurs.  This is a heartfelt conversation about the triumphs and challenges of owning a business.  Take a listen and hear about Cynthia's journey with her totally unique business The Meatloaf Bakery™.  Cynthia shares the incredible growth followed by what it was like to close her business and be resilient. Why Meatloaf: Growing up it was a staple in Cynthia's home. Making Meatloaf was a unique and creative concept. Cynthia made products that were artistic and pretty to serve. About The Meatloaf Bakery™ Opened in 2008 and had a lot of local media coverage from its unique concept. In 2011 QVC The Meatloaf Bakery™ first appeared and started selling products there. Food trucks hit the city of Chicago called, "Meatloaf A Go Go". Cynthia appeared on the Food Network with Duff Goldman the consummate baker. There is a wonderful essential cookbook with easy to make recipes "At The Meatloaf Bakery, which ultimately became trade marked, everything looked like a pastry, cupcakes, pies, layer cakes, the frosting was mashed potatoes, vegetables, and pasta.  Whatever we came up with, it complimented the particular recipe. It was so much fun, hard but fun.-Cynthia Kallile Find Cynthia Kallile | CynthiaKallile.com Thank you Cynthia Kallile for being on HerCsuite™ Radio! Are you feeling overwhelmed? Save time and start enjoying your speaker programs with HerCsuite™ Turnkey Speaker Events. You are invited to schedule a call to learn about elevating your speaker programs to the next level with expert speakers, and topics that include:  Innovating the Future, Culture Agility, Engaging Employees, Outperforming Disruption and DEI. Host Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™.  Natalie is a speaker, podcast host and guest, board advisor and CEO of HerPower2, Inc.  Reach out if you would like to learn about how to be a featured guest for this podcast at info@hercsuite.com. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite™ Events. Join us at for an exclusive DEI program October 19th with Michele Brown. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
26:44
October 12, 2022
Mobilizing Women to Vote with Joanna Peña-Bickley
Mobilizing Women to Vote with Joanna Peña-Bickley
Are you ready to feel fired up about getting out the vote?  This interview took place on the 102nd anniversary of the 19th amendment on Women's Equality Day and the right to vote for all women didn't get realized until 1975. Take a listen to host and Founder of HerCsuite™, Natalie Benamou in this conversation with Joanna Peña-Bickley about empowering women to take action and vote!!! Joanna Peña-Bickley is a Chief Design Officer, Board Member, Advisor, Investor & Speaker.  Joanna Peña-Bickley, is a design technologist, known as the mother of CognitiveExperience.Design and pioneer in Ai aided, generative design. She is propelled by a multidisciplinary acumen in research, design, tech and data modeling.  Why Women's Voting Rights Matter: This year, women's health is more important than ever. The right to vote was fought for by our mothers, and grandmothers. Maintaining rights for everyone is important. Three Ways to Get Mobilized: Volunteer to be a poll worker (most poll workers are paid). Volunteer for a campaign.  Visit communities you have never been in before and register people to vote. Resources to get out the vote:  "Are you fired up? Are you ready to vote? Go vote, please." -Joanna Peña-Bickley Find Joanna Peña-Bickley | Designed by Us Joanna Peña-Bickley  Thank you Joanna Peña-Bickley for being on HerCsuite™ Radio! Are you feeling overwhelmed? After 29 years in the event industry, Founder Natalie Benamou created HerCsuite™ to support women in every phase of their careers and in particular in the planning and executing speaker events.  Save time and start enjoying your speaker programs. You are invited to schedule a call to learn about elevating your speaker program to the next level with expert speakers, and topics that include:  Innovating the Future, Culture Agility, Engaging Employees, Outperforming Disruption and DEI. Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™.  Natalie is a speaker, podcast host and guest, board advisor and CEO of HerPower2, Inc.  Reach out if you would like to learn about how to be a featured guest for this podcast at info@hercsuite.com. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite™ Events. Join us at for an exclusive HerCsuite™ Boards Interview with Pat Hedley October 12th at 12 PM. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
21:22
October 05, 2022
Empowering Women Through Mentorship with Tricia Beck #1 Amazon New Release Author
Empowering Women Through Mentorship with Tricia Beck #1 Amazon New Release Author
Has there been a mentor in your life who has really made a difference, or have you been trying to find that special person for awhile? Take a listen as host and Founder of HerCsuite™, Natalie Benamou in this conversation with Tricia Beck about empowering women through mentorship.  It is one of the post powerful resources and the fastest way for you to accelerate your career. Tricia Beck has been a passionate advocate of personal and professional development for nearly 40 years as a teacher trainer, coach, speaker, and founder of back leadership in her number one, bestselling Amazon debut book, mentoring lifts, and inspires women, empowering women, Tricia draws from her diverse background to support business women in achieving goals and living an inspired life.   Tricia shares personal experiences about Mentorship and Her #1 Best Selling Book 'Mentoring Lifts and Inspires: Women Empowering Women' The Numbers are in: Women who are Mentored On average make anywhere from 5,400-22,000 more a year if they have a mentor Mentoring helps women shine their light and bring their gifts forward  71% of Fortune 500 Companies offer Mentoring because it benefits the organization Mentoring is special to Tricia Beck because it really does hold the power to have a positive impact. Three Mentorship Power Tips Know what you need to help you level up your career results. Identify your goals and be clear what you would like from the mentor Look outside your company to gain an outside perspective. "71% of fortune 500 companies have mentoring programs. There’s a reason for that, because it’s successful. It works. There’s a study that said women who have been mentored, average more annually anywhere from $5,400 a year to $22,000 more a year." -Tricia Beck Find Tricia Beck | Beck Leadership Thank you Tricia Beck for being on HerCsuite™ Radio! Gain a competitive advantage by offering facilitated mentorship programs for women in your organization.  It is no secret that when women feel valued and have the tools to succeed everyone benefits.  Find out how HerCsuite™ Mentorship Programs make it easy to take your development program to the next level with facilitated mentorship circles inside a powerful network hub. Schedule a call with us, get the support you need to attract, engage and retain top female talent. Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™.  Natalie is a speaker, podcast host and guest, board advisor and CEO of HerPower2, Inc.  Reach out if you would like to learn about how to be a featured guest for this podcast at info@hercsuite.com. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite™ Events. Join us at our webinar October 4th, Reimagining the Future of Events. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
20:12
September 28, 2022
Reimagining the Future of Events with Naomi Kent and Natalie Benamou
Reimagining the Future of Events with Naomi Kent and Natalie Benamou
When was the last time you attended an event and left feeling ready to take action? One thing we have all experienced is that events have changed dramatically over the past 2 years.  Take a listen to this interview by Naomi Kent, HerCsuite™ Boards Chair as she interviews host and Founder of HerCsuite™ about Reimagining the Future of Events. Naomi Kent is a Board Director, Startup Leader and has vast knowledge about leading thousands of events. Listen now as she interviews Natalie Benamou, Founder of HerCsuite™ and host of HerCsuite Radio as they discuss the future of events and how to add value to the attendee experience and the company's business goals. How to Deliver Exceptional Experiences: Attendees crave interaction, not in Q & A format but in peer-to-peer conversations Hybrid must feel like the attendee is part of the experience  In a time when virtual is the norm, delighting audiences in unexpected ways is key 3 Ways to Make Your Next Speaker Program More Engaging:  Choose the right speakers who will deliver content people want to hear Integrate facilitated breakout session with outputs that tie to the business and growth of the organization Include peer-to-peer interaction where colleagues learn from each other Five Trending Speaker Topics Available Virtually, Hybrid and In-Person: Innovating Into the Future Culture Agility Employee Engagement and Executive Development Outperforming Disruption DEI as an Integrated Strategy Aligned to Mission, Vision, Values and Culture "Attendees want a different experience at an event. Businesses want their employees and customers to feel a part of it. Everyone wants to interact more than just a Q&A session. They also want to have a hybrid accessibility".- Natalie Benamou We hope you will join us on September 27th for our webinar with Naomi Kent and Bobbie Carlton to discover more ways you can deliver results every time.  Visit HerCsuite™ Events page to learn more. Thank you Naomi Kent for being a valued advisor and member of HerCsuite™ and for interviewing Natalie Benamou on HerCsuite™ Radio!   Are you feeling overwhelmed? After 29 years in the event industry, Founder Natalie Benamou created HerCsuite™ to support women in every phase of their careers and in particular in the planning and executing speaker events.  As the 5th most stressful job, event planners are often under resourced especially if they are responsible for multiple roles across the organization.  Simplify your speaker events and a demo to learn about elevating your speaker program to the next level.  You Belong Here. Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™.  Natalie is a speaker, podcast host and guest, board advisor and CEO of HerPower2, Inc.  Reach out if you would like her to speak or be on this podcast at info@hercsuite.com. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite™ Events. Join us at our next program, September 23 on Positive Intelligence. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
17:55
September 21, 2022
Servant Leadership: Making an Impact with Julie Deem
Servant Leadership: Making an Impact with Julie Deem
Can one woman really make a difference or broader can one person really make a difference today? Take a listen as Julie Deem and host Natalie Benamou talk about the recent flood disaster in Kentucky. Julie is an entrepreneur, owning two businesses, Greater Kokomo Massage Studio and The Business Podcast Editor. She's also the podcast host of United State of Women and our podcast editor! Today we're talking about how she and her family made a huge difference in Kentucky. Find out how Julie Deem does it all while raising two young girls!! Why Kentucky: Breathitt County, Kentucky was hit with what was described as a, "once in a millennia flood" this summer which completely devastated the region. This community was still rebuilding from a flood that was described as a, "once in a hundred year flood" less than 16 months ago. The area is located in the southeast part of Kentucky in Appalachia and is one of the poorest areas in the United States. How you can help during a natural disaster: Pray for the people in the devastated communities. Donate money and resources to help families rebuild. Volunteer your time and skills to work on projects. "When it comes to working and volunteering or just showing up in life, you can be the person that thinks there's no work to do and stand around and wander and then come home with the experience of, "Well, I came, I saw. Didn't get what's done, but, hey, I did my part." Or you can be the person that takes initiative and sees where you can help to make things better." -Julie Deem Updates from The Happy Church The Happy Church Website Find Julie Deem | Podcast: UNITED State of Women | Blog about the flood  Thank you Julie for being a team member of HerCsuite™ and a guest on HerCsuite™ Radio! Are you feeling overwhelmed? You are invited to join women just like you, who need support and encouragement at every career phase!  Find out how every member feels valued inside our community. We are advancing and engaging more women at every career phase. The secret is expert speakers combined with facilitated peer-to-peer advice in only one hour a month, Wherever you are in your career- You Belong Here. Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™.  Natalie is a speaker, podcast guest, board advisor and CEO of HerPower2, Inc.  Reach out if you would like her to speak or be on this podcast at info@hercsuite.com. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite™ Events. Join us at our next program, September 23! Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
20:18
September 14, 2022
Bounce Back from Burnout with Kara Dennison
Bounce Back from Burnout with Kara Dennison
Have you been feeling stressed, overworked, overwhelmed, and burnt out? You're not alone. Take a listen as Kara Dennison and host Natalie Benamou as they share personal experiences of working to the point of ending up in the hospital..and how to bounce back. Kara's passion is empowering high achievers and leaders to live impactful lives, starting with their careers. Kara is the CEO of Optimized Career Solutions, an Executive Career and Leadership Coach and a Forbes Contributor. She is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) who has spent her career as a Corporate Recruiting Leader, working closely with decision-makers. Throughout her career, Kara has personally reviewed over 300,000 resumes. Through her executive coaching programs, she has helped thousands of professionals land their dream jobs and has been responsible for negotiating over $10 million in salary increases over the last few years. Find out what happened to Kara twice in her career and how she recovered from being in the hospital to bounce back from burnout. Signs of Burnout Working 12+ hours in a day Weekends aren't are no longer days off Your health and wellbeing is suffering Your doctor is telling you something has to change...or worse you end up in the hospital Self-Care Strategies Stop working weekends and long hours Empower your team  Make a commitment to yourself  How Leaders Can Help Your Teams Be vulnerable with your team. Create an open relationship for your team to talk to you. Look for signs that your team is experiencing fatigue, are disengaging and need help "If you're a leader and you're seeing burnout on your team, encourage your team members to take advantage of EAP programs. Especially if you have free EAP programs where they can go and talk to a therapist or talk to someone or a burnout coach." -Kara Dennison Find Kara Dennison | TikTok @karadennisonsphr | Optimized Career Solutions Thank you Kara Dennison for being a guest on HerCsuite™ Radio! Are you feeling overwhelmed? You are invited to join women just like you, who need support and encouragement at every career phase!  Find out how every member feels valued inside our community. We are advancing and engaging more women at every career phase. The secret is expert speakers combined with facilitated peer-to-peer advice in only one hour a month, Wherever you are in your career- You Belong Here. Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™.  Natalie is a speaker, podcast guest, board advisor and CEO of HerPower2, Inc.  Reach out if you would like her to speak or be on this podcast at info@hercsuite.com. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite™ Events. Join us at our next program, September 23! Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
23:22
September 07, 2022
How to Use Positive Intelligence to Thrive with Lisa Michelle Smith
How to Use Positive Intelligence to Thrive with Lisa Michelle Smith
Have you ever been curious about what is stopping you in your tracks from making progress move in a forward direction?? Take a listen as Lisa Michelle Smith and host Natalie Benamou share how your positive intelligence can help you thrive. Lisa Michelle Smith is an award-winning resilience trainer, and a PQ coach. She's a certified positive intelligence, mental fitness. Serving senior level female leaders and their teams. She's a resilience expert, a peak performance trainer, hypnotherapist speaker, author, and she's also WBENC certified. Listen to Lisa Michelle Smith on how you can use techniques in your daily life to thrive. The Difference Between EQ and PQ EQ stands for emotional intelligence and technically it's emotional intelligence quotient and you get an EQ score based on your level of emotional intelligence. PQ is your positive intelligence quotient, or your ratio of responding to life's challenges, setbacks, disappointments, and conflicts. PQ enables you to respond with a more positive, helpful mindset and response versus a more negative and sabotaging mindset and response. How to use PQ to Handle Life's Challenges: Identify which of the 10 saboteurs is holding you back. Stop them with mindfulness based exercises. Learn how to build up positive intelligence in any situation.  PQ is based in these four areas: Neuroscience Cognitive Psychology Positive Psychology Performance Science "The interesting thing about PQ, it's based in neuroscience, cognitive psychology, positive psychology, and performance science. So all of those four elements combining with PQ naturally increases, is people's EQ." -Lisa Michelle Smith Join us for our upcoming program with Lisa Michelle Smith: https://tinyurl.com/yc6h5fp8 Find Lisa Michelle Smith | PQ Score Quiz Thank you Lisa Michelle for being a guest on HerCsuite™ Radio! Advance and engage more women in every career phase with HerCsuite™. Powered by HerCsuite™ network platform, our facilitated mentoring circles, turnkey speaker events and leadership development circles and women on board programs, engage female talent in new ways. Women achieve success inside HerCsuite™ Network Community.  You Belong Here. Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™.  Natalie is a speaker, podcast guest, board advisor and CEO of HerPower2, Inc.  Reach out if you would like her to speak or be on this podcast at info@hercsuite.com. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite™ Events. Join us at our next program, September 23! Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
22:59
August 31, 2022
How to Create a Positive Ripple Effect in the World with Bonni Pomush, Chief Executive Officer, Working Wardrobes
How to Create a Positive Ripple Effect in the World with Bonni Pomush, Chief Executive Officer, Working Wardrobes
Have you ever stopped to think of how you can create more joy and positivity in the world? Take a listen as Bonni Pomush and host Natalie Benamou share how Working Wardrobes is doing that every day. Bonni Pomush develops high-performing teams, engages diverse stakeholders, and produces measurable results. Bonni is the new CEO at Working Wardrobes, a workforce development, nonprofit in Santa Ana, California. She brings over 25 years of leadership experience in government and nonprofit agencies. Her research and strengths-based leadership approach has resulted in the national accreditation of centers, turning around budgets from shortfalls to surpluses and retaining high-quality employees by creating and implementing performance. Pay systems in partnership with board members and volunteers. Bonni has secured millions of dollars in funding. Listen to Bonni Pomush in this emotional episode as she shares how you can spread more joy and create a positive ripple effect in the world. How Working Wardrobes is Evolving Through the Pandemic Identify what your team values. Figure out where are the purposeful moments to be together in person. Create opportunities for people to not only be at work but expand beyond that and feel a sense of belonging. What Working Wardrobes is doing to create that positive ripple effect: Give people back their confidence and worthiness through dignity. Follow alongside them on their journey through resume writing to getting jobs and much more. Finally, the success suit which showcases outwardly the growth they have gone through internally. "This inspires me because every day, we change one life. We have the power in us to change ourselves, to change each other. And if we embrace that power of one person to make a difference, we never know the ripple effect." -Bonni Pomush Find Bonni Pomush | Working Wardrobes Thank you Bonni for being a guest on HerCsuite™ Radio! Advance and engage more women in every career phase with HerCsuite™. Powered by HerCsuite™ network platform, our facilitated mentoring circles, turnkey speaker events and leadership development circles and women on board programs, engage female talent in new ways. Women achieve success inside HerCsuite™ Network Community.  You Belong Here. Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™.  Natalie is a speaker, podcast guest, board advisor and CEO of HerPower2, Inc.  Reach out if you would like her to speak or be on this podcast at info@hercsuite.com. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite™ Events. Join us at our next program! Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
24:17
August 24, 2022
Stand Out in A Noisy World with Orly Zeewy
Stand Out in A Noisy World with Orly Zeewy
In a world full of noise, how can you stand out? Take a listen as Orly Zeewy and host Natalie Benamou share how to clearly communicate and reach your target market. Orly Zeewy is an author speaker, brand architect and facilitator of Lightbulb Moments. Her superpower is that she makes fuzzy clear. She has a book, "Ready, Launch, Brand: The lean marketing guide for startups", and it was published last year by Routledge in May, 2021. And she was on the number one business, new business book release on Amazon in April, 2021. Learn how you can launch a best selling book.  Listen to Orly Zeewy as she shares how you can stand out in a noisy world. Ready Launch Brand: The Lean marketing guide for startups: Designed for founders. Orly unpacks the process of building brands. Exercises at the end of each chapter designed to debunk marketing myths. Teaching readers how marketing is integral to the success of their business. Who are you from a branding perspective? Ask Yourself: Who do you know you can help? Who is your ideal customer? What's your value proposition? What is your brand story? Brand Awareness: Looking behind the brand's identity. Creating content strategy for social media. Using storytelling to turn web traffic into leads. "It's not about you. Even a personal brand is not really about you. It's about how you help other people." -Orly Zeewy Find Orly Zeewy | Orly Zeewy |  Ready Launch Brand: The Lean marketing guide for startups: Thank you Orly for being a guest on HerCsuite™ Radio! Advance and engage more women in every career phase with HerCsuite™. Powered by HerCsuite™ network platform, our facilitated mentoring circles, turnkey speaker events and leadership development circles and women on board programs, engage female talent in new ways. Women achieve success inside HerCsuite™ Network Community.  You Belong Here. Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™.  Natalie is a speaker, podcast guest, board advisor and CEO of HerPower2, Inc.  Reach out if you would like her to speak or be on this podcast at info@hercsuite.com. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite™ Events. Join us at our next program! Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
21:02
August 17, 2022
How to Launch a Best Selling Book with Jen Pestikas
How to Launch a Best Selling Book with Jen Pestikas
Have you been curious about what it takes to launch a best selling book? Take a listen to this conversation with Jen Pestikas and host Natalie Benamou, as they discuss all the steps to launching a best selling book. Jen Pestikas is a Senior Vice President at a large organization and also the President, and Founder of Brave Women at Work, and host of the Brave Women at Work Podcast. Jen is a member of HerCsuite™ and this spotlight episode will celebrate this huge accomplishment. Learn how you can launch a best selling book.  Listen to Jen Pestikas as she shares helpful tips to take your book to the best selling list. 6 Key Steps to Launching a Best Selling Book: Decide that you are going to write a book. Find the right publisher. Promote the launch date of your book. Ask your network to share the launch date. Create a special offer to buy your book on launch day. When people buy your book on launch day, it will trigger the algorithm for number one book on Amazon. The Secret to Doing a Collaborative Book: Use the power of connections. Invite people to be an author in your book. Promote in groups and forums. HerCsuite™ The Power of the Right Network You gain outside perspective and are personally mixed with diverse leaders There is an opportunity to meet exceptional women-I met Hope Mueller, who is publishing the book through HerCsuite™ Every month there is an outside speaker who shares insights before we meet to kickstart the conversation There is an App and easy to access online platform that gives you everything you need in one place. What would a perfect launch date look like? It would feel like Christmas morning, the first day of school with butterflies in your stomach. Setting an example for my two daughters to know that they can do anything they set their minds to do. "If you want to write a book, I'm just here to tell you that you can do it in whatever you want to do. You can do it just, it takes those little steps and that discipline to get you there." -Jen Pestikas Find Jen Pestikas | Brave Women at Work | Brave Women at Work Podcast Thank you Jen for being a guest on HerCsuite™ Radio! Advance and engage more women in every career phase with HerCsuite™. Powered by HerCsuite™ network platform, our facilitated mentoring circles, turnkey speaker events and leadership development circles and women on board programs, engage female talent in new ways. Women achieve success inside HerCsuite™ Network Community.  You Belong Here. Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™.  Natalie is a speaker, podcast guest, board advisor and CEO of HerPower2, Inc.  Reach out if you would like her to speak or be on this podcast at info@hercsuite.com. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite™ Events. Join us at our next program! Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
24:20
August 10, 2022
Landing a Board of Directors Role with Jocelyn Mangan
Landing a Board of Directors Role with Jocelyn Mangan
Have you ever wondered how to land a paid board role? Take a listen to this conversation with Jocelyn Mangan and host Natalie Benamou, as they discuss all the details of what you need to access board of director roles. Jocelyn Mangan is the founder of, "Him For Her", a social impact venture aimed at accelerating diversity on corporate boards. She has over two decades of technology experience, building iconic global mobile apps and marketing, leading software products at some of the world's best local consumer and marketplace companies, including City Search, Ticketmaster, Openable, and SNE job. Jocelyn currently serves on the boards of Papa John's International. She also serves on Chow Now and We, and is an advisor to Home Base and Core. She's a part-time moderator for the Netflix leadership program. Jocelyn was honored as a member of the 2016 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute. And she was a global ambassador for the vital voices global partnership, and was one of fast companies, 100 most creative people in business in 2015. Learn how you can achieve a board of director role.  Listen to Jocelyn Mangan as she shares helpful tips to move you into a board position. Your Network Matters: Networking with CEOs, investors and board directors is the best way to access available board roles. Make sure you have the background a board is looking for, and look for areas to gain operational insights in your organization. Connect and share updates with your network, especially with people who may not know recent successes. 6 Steps to Landing a Board Director Role: Identify your operational and industry expertise. Show competence in your expertise. Make a list of who you personally know that are investors, CEOs, or board members. Look at those people around you and ask yourself how many CEOs, investors, and board members I know and start those conversations. Gain access to the boardroom inside your own company is a really great thing to do. Do you have a relationship with the own with your board of your own company? "There's so much opportunity to change this landscape, to add women to boards that it doesn't need to be a sacrifice and it shouldn't be a sacrifice because it's financially the right thing to do. Boards that are diverse, actually perform better on every dimension." -Jocelyn Mangan Find Jocelyn Mangan | Him For Her Thank you Jocelyn for being a guest on HerCsuite™ Radio! Advance and engage more women in every career phase with HerCsuite™. Powered by HerCsuite™ network platform, our facilitated mentoring circles, turnkey speaker events and leadership development circles and women on board programs, engage female talent in new ways. Women achieve success inside HerCsuite™ Network Community.  You Belong Here. Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™.  Natalie is a speaker, podcast guest, board advisor and CEO of HerPower2, Inc.  Reach out if you would like her to speak or be on this podcast at info@hercsuite.com. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite™ Events. Join us at our next program! Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
17:32
August 03, 2022
Maximize Your Team Engagement with Lillian Haase
Maximize Your Team Engagement with Lillian Haase
How can you maximize engagement with your team when working remotely? Take a listen to this conversation with Lillian Haase and host Natalie Benamou, as they discuss how you can improve team engagement when everyone is no longer in the office. Lillian Haase is the the Chief Marketing Officer for an SEO company, Search Metrics. Lillian has been working as a Digital Marketer since 2008. She started out as an affiliate marketer then moved on to become a consultant when business owners discovered she could help them ‘get found on the internet’. She progressed to become an Account Manager in two Digital Marketing agencies followed by working as Team Lead in an international PR agency and Head of Marketing for a private University.  Learn how you can maximize your team engagement.  Listen to Lillian Haase as she shares leadership tips to move you and your organization forward. Challenges of transitioning to a remote work environment: Being on camera all the time is different than attending meetings in person. It is easy to work more hours because there is no commute. Trusting that your team will complete their tasks. It can be harder to see micro signs of body language and expressions while not being in-person. Book Recommendation: Working Remotely: Secrets to Success for Employees on Distributed Teams by Theresa Douglas 6 Ways to maximize engagement with your team: Have daily standup meetings early in the morning to get your team on the same page. Trust that your team is working. Ask for updates on a regular basis in 1:1 conversations Keep meetings small, between 5 and 6 people. Always have an agenda for the meeting and include everyone. Encourage everyone on your team an opportunity to participate. "One of the tactics that I've been trying to stick to is not having meetings with too many people. So if you keep the group smaller, say, under five or under six, you can basically see what's going on. And it's easier to have a conversation with all of those people. But once it gets over six, it actually gets quite tricky." -Lillian Haase Find Lillian Haase | Search Metrics Lillian and Natalie first met at a Wonder Women Dinner through Yao Huang. Thank you Lillian for being a guest on HerCsuite™ Radio! Advance and engage more women in every career phase with HerCsuite™. Powered by HerCsuite™, our facilitated mentoring circles, turnkey speaker events and leadership development circles engage female talent in new ways. Women achieve success inside HerCsuite™ Network Community.  You Belong Here. Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™.  Natalie is a speaker, podcast guest, board advisor and CEO of HerPower2, Inc.  Reach out if you would like her to speak or be on this podcast at info@hercsuite.com. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite™ Events. Join us at our next program! Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
22:11
July 27, 2022
Igniting Disruptive Innovation in Your Organization with Robyn Bolton
Igniting Disruptive Innovation in Your Organization with Robyn Bolton
How can you retain more female talent through innovation? Take a listen to this conversation with Robyn Bolton and host Natalie Benamou, as they discuss what igniting disruptive innovation can do for your organization. Robyn Bolton is the founder and Chief Navigator at Mile Zero, she is a corporate innovation expert, an experienced intrapreneur consultant, speaker, and advisor to leaders working to build companies that repeatedly innovate and grow revenue. Learn how you can retain talent in your organization through innovation.  Listen to Robyn Bolton as she shares key insights to move you and your organization forward. 5 Core Beliefs that Drive Mile Zero: Innovation is something different that creates value Innovation requires curiosity, courage, and commitment Any organization can innovate, and any person can be an innovator People (even your customers and your boss) decide with their hearts and justify with their heads Ideas are a dime a dozen.  Decisions are priceless.  Action is perfection. How Executives Can Be More Innovative: Ask employees how they can be more supportive. Understand the need to be flexible. Have empathy and care for employees. Tips For Getting Support: Make sure there's a clear story to how it will advance the company's goal. Know your audience, understand what matters to them. Tell them how your idea will help them and they will be likely to help you. "Innovation at its heart is problem-solving. You recognize a problem and you figure out how to solve it.  That process of problem-solving really starts with empathy. It starts with listening to your customers and, you know, as a team leader, your team are your customers." -Robyn Bolton Find Robyn Bolton | Mile Zero | LinkedIn  Thank you Robyn for being a guest on HerCsuite™ Radio! HerCsuite™ delivers programs to advance more women at every career level inside our all-in-one platform and app. Our facilitated mentoring circles, turnkey speaker events and leadership development circles engage female talent in new ways. Women achieve success inside HerCsuite™ Network Community. Our DEI Council is a cross organization peer-to-peer learning circle providing strategic insights to link initiatives to the business goals.  You Belong Here. Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™.  Natalie is a speaker, podcast guest, board advisor and CEO of HerPower2, Inc.  Reach out if you would like her to speak or be on this podcast at info@hercsuite.com. Advance and engage more women in every career phase with HerCsuite™. You Belong Here. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite™ Events. Join us at our next event! Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
18:24
July 20, 2022
Creating a Career Path to Impact with Vanessa Santos
Creating a Career Path to Impact with Vanessa Santos
Have you ever listened to a story and been so mesmerized you lost all sense of time? Take a listen to this conversation with Vanessa Santos and host Natalie Benamou, as they discuss her career journey and everything you need to know about creating a career path to impact. Vanessa Santos is partner and co-CEO of We All Grow Latina and a strategic advisor speaker investor. She is an award-winning entrepreneur, global brand strategist, certified business & life coach, and heart-centric speaker with success in transforming mindsets and driving business innovation. Vanessa is furthering her commitment to the growth of women of color by joining #WeAllGrow Latina as Partner and Co-CEO. Learn the ways you can create impact in every stage of your career.  Listen to how Vanessa maximized each role as an opportunity to expand her professional growth.  Find out how Vanessa turned a challenging situation around and the impact she had. Be sure to listen all the way to the end to hear about how #WeAllGrow Latina is creating massive impact in a community of 18,000 and 300,000 women on social.                  3 Tips for Unlocking New Doors: Be open to learning in a brand new environment. Find a mentor who will advise you on your journey. Think about the legacy you want to leave behind. Discover #WeAllGrow Latina: A digital and IRL lifestyle community of impactful Latinas and Femme-Latines who support and uplift each other.  By Latinas, for all. Three pillars Heal, Commune Grow Vanessa and her Co-CEO Ana Flores hold office hours weekly to support the community. "Now is a time for us to truly step into who we are, what we want and designing what that looks like for ourselves." -Vanessa Santos Find Vanessa Santos | Website | LinkedIn | TikTok | Instagram Thank you Vanessa for being a guest on HerCsuite™ Radio. HerCsuite™ delivers programs to advance more women at every career level inside our all-in-one platform and app. Our turnkey mentoring programs, speaker events and leadership development circles engage female talent in new ways. Women achieve success inside HerCsuite™ Network Community. Our DEI Council is a cross organization peer-to-peer learning circle providing strategic insights to link initiatives to the business goals.  You Belong Here. Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™.  Natalie is a speaker, podcast guest, board advisor and CEO of HerPower2, Inc.  Reach out if you would like her to speak or be on this podcast at info@hercsuite.com. Advance and engage more women in every career phase with HerCsuite™. You Belong Here. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite™ Events. Join us at our next event! Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
25:11
July 13, 2022
3 Ways Authentic Leaders Embrace Failure with Sasha Stair
3 Ways Authentic Leaders Embrace Failure with Sasha Stair
Are you ready to lead authentically and embrace failure? Take a listen to this conversation with Sasha Stair and host Natalie Benamou, as they discuss everything you need to know about how authentic leaders embrace failure. Learn the ways you can embrace failure and step into authentic leadership. As an executive in the trenches, Sasha Stair is on a mission to help leaders and companies trade burnout for fulfillment and successfully evolve into the future of corporate leadership.  Sasha is an executive leadership coach and founder of The Lead From Within Method.™ In her No. 1 best-selling book, The Inside Job: Master the World Within to Lead the Future of Corporate, she provides a blueprint for leaders to create a more positive and fulfilling workplace, while breaking away from the legacy-style of leadership that no longer serves. Her transparent and open communication style has provided a critical framework for cultivating trust, teamwork, and collaboration, and has been an essential component of organizational performance. As a result, Sasha empowers leaders to continue evolving to reach their next level of potential and purpose. 3 ways authentic leaders embrace failure: Sharing failure begins at the top of leadership. Describe to. you team what didn't work and why. Take what you've learned and move forward. Steps for being a more authentic leader. Figure out how big that rear view mirror needs to be for you. Remember you still have a job to do. Show up with your gifts. "We all fail. It's like you're trying to hide from the elephant in the room and we all know it happens. And if you look back at the greatest inventors they learned from those failures and that led them to the actual success." -Sasha Stair Find Sasha Stair | Website | LinkedIn | Facebook | Instagram HerCsuite™ delivers programs to advance more women at every career level inside our all-in-one platform and app. Our turnkey mentoring programs, speaker events and leadership development circles engage female talent in new ways. Women achieve success inside HerCsuite™ Network Community. Our DEI Council is a cross organization peer-to-peer learning circle providing strategic insights to link initiatives to the business goals. Check out the Newest Leadership Circle HerCsuite™ NEXT for women planning a new role beyond corporate. Get Started and Schedule a Demo today. Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™.  Natalie is a speaker, podcast guest, board advisor and CEO of HerPower2, Inc.  Reach out if you would like her to speak or be on this podcast at info@hercsuite.com. Advance and engage more women in every career phase with HerCsuite™. You Belong Here. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite™ Events. Join us at our next event! Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
24:47
July 06, 2022
Secrets to Creating Binge Worthy Marketing Content with Tracy Hazzard
Secrets to Creating Binge Worthy Marketing Content with Tracy Hazzard
Want to know the secret to sticky marketing content? Take a listen to this conversation with Tracy Hazzard and host Natalie Benamou, as they discuss everything you need to know to make content that connects with your customers and increase their engagement with your brand. Learn the secrets to creating binge worthy marketing content in this discussion with expert advice and insights you can use today. Tracy Hazzard is a seasoned media expert with over 2600 interviews from articles in Authority Magazine, BuzzFeed, and her Inc. Magazine column; and from her multiple top-ranked video casts and podcasts like The Binge Factor, The Next Little Thing and Feed Your Brand – one of CIO’s Top 26 Entrepreneur Podcasts. Tracy brings diverse views from what works and what doesn’t work in marketing, branding and media from thought leaders and industry icons redefining success around the globe. Tracy’s unique gift to the podcasting, marketing, and branding world is being able to identify that unique binge-able factor – the thing that makes people come back again and again, listen actively, share as raving fans, and buy everything you have to sell. Before you can get their attention, you have to be found. It starts with one word: SEO Search Engine Optimization (SEO) goes way beyond websites. Focus on discoverability. Create content in multiple channels to extend your brand's reach. We become binge worthy by showing 3 things: Demonstrating care and having your customer's best interests at heart. Building trust with social proof. Showing that you can solve your customer's biggest challenge. "What you need to do is just get moving and put your voice out there in some way, shape or form. Get your message out." -Tracy Hazzard Find Tracy Hazzard | Website | LinkedIn | YouTube | Facebook | Instagram | TikTok HerCsuite™ delivers programs to advance more women at every career level inside our all-in-one platform and app. Our turnkey mentoring programs, speaker events and leadership development circles engage female talent in new ways. Women achieve success inside HerCsuite™ Network Community. Our DEI Council is a cross organization peer-to-peer learning circle providing strategic insights to link initiatives to the business goals. Check out the Newest Leadership Circle HerCsuite™ NEXT for women planning a new role beyond corporate. Get Started and Schedule a Demo today. Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™.  Natalie is a speaker, podcast guest, board advisor and CEO of HerPower2, Inc.  Reach out if you would like her to speak or be on this podcast at info@hercsuite.com. At HerCsuite™ we believe You Belong Here. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite™ Events. Join us at our next event! Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
23:01
June 29, 2022
Everything You Need to Know About Executive Sponsorship with Michele Brown
Everything You Need to Know About Executive Sponsorship with Michele Brown
Are you looking for an executive sponsor but not sure where to start? Take a listen to this conversation with Michele Brown and host Natalie Benamou, as they discuss everything you need to know to get an executive sponsor. Learn everything you need to know about executive sponsorship!! Michele Brown is the principal and CEO of IntuAction Coaching, a New Jersey based executive coaching and talent management consulting firm. Michele and her team have experienced and highly skilled subject matter experts in the field of leadership development and cultural transformation and have developed extraordinary leaders for more than 15 years. Michele is a certified executive coach and talent management specialist. Her focus has been developing and transforming talent and organizations within the United States and abroad as an executive coach, trainer and consultant. She partners with business owners, executives, and emerging leaders to help them with their career goals while achieving outstanding business results. What to look for in a sponsor: Level up and look for someone that is outside of your comfort zone Someone who will speak on your behalf behind the scenes. Recognizes an emerging leader. Can create a pathway for you to advance your careers. Benefits of having a sponsor: Your credibility goes up because sponsors will vouch for you and your experience. You can trust that your name is being shared at the table. You will be elevated to the next level in your career. Finding a sponsor: Look for someone who is different from you. Go outside of your comfort zone. Find someone who will really help you to stretch your goals. Ask for a brief meeting and be clear with your goals and specific with the intention for a sponsor. "You need to have an intention and you need to communicate that in your communication when reaching out to a sponsor." -Michele Brown Find Michele Brown | InTuAction Coaching | info@intuactioncoaching.com HerCsuite™ delivers programs to advance more women at every career level inside our all-in-one platform and app. Our turnkey mentoring, speaker events and leadership development programs engage female talent in new ways. Women achieve success inside HerCsuite™ Network Community. Our DEI Council is a cross organization peer-to-peer learning circle providing strategic insights to link initiatives to the business goals. Check out the Newest Leadership Circle HerCsuite™ NEXT for women planning a new role beyond corporate. out how easy it is to get started. Schedule a Demo today. Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™.  Natalie is a speaker, podcast guest, board advisor and CEO of HerPower2, Inc.  Reach out if you would like her to speak or be on this podcast at info@hercsuite.com. At HerCsuite™ we believe You Belong Here. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite™ Events. Join us this Friday at our next event! Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
23:02
June 22, 2022
Get Unstuck and Live The Life You Want with Shira Miller
Get Unstuck and Live The Life You Want with Shira Miller
Are you stuck and wanting the life you dreamed of? Take a listen to this conversation with Shira Miller and host Natalie Benamou, as they discuss what it takes to live the life you want. Learn how to get unstuck and live the life you want!! Shira Miller, CPCC, is a two-time TEDx speaker, Author, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and Chief Communications Officer of a $2 billion corporation. Her new book, Free and Clear: Get Unstuck and Live the Life You Want, features a step-by-step process for getting unstuck and staying that way for good. Shira is helping people - and companies - get unstuck from whatever is holding them back. Getting unstuck is her superpower, and she is passionate about teaching people how to do the same for themselves. How to keep yourself unstuck: Make self-care your top priority. Have a goal of doing 5 things for yourself every day. Reasons why you might be stuck: You don't trust yourself to make decisions. You don't have the confidence to make changes. You question yourself. You don't do you. Build The Reverse Bucket list: Write a list of everything you have done. Everything you can think of that is concrete. When you feel stuck, look at this list. Think about what you have already done, and know you are going to persevere. "You can keep in front of you and say, no matter what I'm going through now, look what I've already done. And I'm going to persevere. It's your evidence." -Shira Miller Find Shira Miller | LinkedIn | Quiz: Which Type of Stuck are You | Instagram | Facebook  Free and Clear: Get Unstuck and Live the Life You Want HerCsuite™ delivers programs to advance more women at every career level inside our all-in-one platform and app. Our turnkey mentoring, speaker events and leadership development programs engage female talent in new ways. Women achieve success inside HerCsuite™ Network Community. Our DEI Council is a cross organization peer-to-peer learning circle providing strategic insights to link initiatives to the business goals. Check out the Newest Leadership Circle HerCsuite™ NEXT for women planning a new role beyond corporate. out how easy it is to get started. Schedule a Demo today. Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™.  Natalie is a speaker, podcast guest, board advisor and CEO of HerPower2, Inc.  Reach out if you would like her to speak or be on this podcast at info@hercsuite.com. At HerCsuite™ we believe You Belong Here. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite™ Events. Join us this Friday at our next event!  Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
15:37
June 15, 2022
Aligning Your Plans to Your Dreams with Anna Runyan
Aligning Your Plans to Your Dreams with Anna Runyan
Are you ready to turn your dreams into an action plan and have career fulfillment? Take a listen to this conversation with Anna Runyan and host Natalie Benamou, as they discuss what it takes to make your dreams come true.  Learn how to align your plans to your dreams! Anna Runyan is the creator of CLASS: The Love Your Work and Life System and CEO of Classy Career Girl International. She’s a former corporate consultant turned entrepreneur and her website was picked as one of Forbes Top 100 Websites For Women and one of Forbes 35 Most Influential Career Sites. She’s been featured on Fox, The Wall Street Journal and People StyleWatch magazine. Anna was nominated as San Diego Magazine’s Woman of the Year and her podcast was named as Yahoo’s 10 Best Podcasts. She helps millions of women design and launch their dream careers, businesses, and lives through her website, online courses and social media channels. Power Tips to Create Video Courses: Be prepared in advance. Think about things that have helped you. Put the focus on helping someone it takes the pressure off of you. Have one person in mind who you are speaking to. Keep videos short and easy for people to make progress. Stay Inspired with Vision Boards: Every year create a new board. Think about things you want to happen in your life that year. Look at it every day as part of your routine. Notice the progress you're making. "Your plans change, but your dreams don't."- Anna Runyan Anna recommended a tool to track your time called Toggl. Find Anna Runyan | LinkedIn | Classy Career Girl | Instagram | Facebook | Free Planner HerCsuite™ delivers programs to advance more women at every career level inside our all-in-one platform and app. Our turnkey mentoring, speaker events and leadership development programs engage female talent in new ways. Women achieve success inside HerCsuite™ Network Community. Our DEI Council is a cross organization peer-to-peer learning circle providing strategic insights to link initiatives to the business goals. Check out the Newest Leadership Circle HerCsuite™ NEXT for women planning a new role beyond corporate. out how easy it is to get started. Schedule a Demo today. Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™ and was a recent speak on Classy Career Girl.  Natalie is a speaker, podcast guest, board advisor and CEO of HerPower2, Inc.  Reach out if you would like her to speak or be on this podcast at info@hercsuite.com. At HerCsuite™ we believe You Belong Here. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite™ Events. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
20:58
June 08, 2022
An Insider View of Female Angel Investing with Xandra Laskowski
An Insider View of Female Angel Investing with Xandra Laskowski
Understanding Angel investing is important for all startups. Take a listen to this conversation with Xandra Laskowski and host Natalie Benamou, as they discuss An Insider View of Female Angel Investing. Learn what you need to know as a startup and what angel investors look for and everything in-between.  Xandra Laskowski is an angel investor and startup advisor with over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience with large multi-national tech companies, as well as startups as the founder investor advisor and board member, she's held positions as worldwide commodity manager and national major accounts, managerial roles, before moving into the angel investment and startup worlds. She founded OSEA Angel Ambassadors in 2017, a women focused angel investment group based at the UCI, University of Irvine, California. How Angel Investors Help: Take a deeper dive by modeling scenarios and looking at all of the factors. Determine how how long your runway is, if you're profitable, how much funding is needed to secure or cut back if needed. Figure out who might be in trouble. Why OSEA is Unique: The mission is to create more women angel investors. Innovation in the market is important. What to Prepare for Pitching to Angel Investors: Be passionate about the problem you're solving. Do your research. Ask yourself, is there a market there? Understand your metrics. Know your numbers. "There are a lot more venture capital funds being created by women and they want to create innovation and companies that are founded by women." - Xandra Laskowski Xandra Laskowski | LinkedIn | OSEA HerCsuite™ offers customized mentorship programs including the Coupa Empower's Cross Corporate Mentorship Program where mentors and mentees were matched 1:1 across four organizations, Coupa, Commvault, Freshworks and Greif.  Organizations like Terumo BCT are using HerCsuite™ platform as a mentorship circle hub and mentors were matched to groups of mentees for their women's ERG.  Find out more about how your organization can develop and keep more female talent with mentoring at HerCsuite™ Solutions and Schedule a Demo Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™ and was a featured speaker for OSEA on podcasts.  HerCsuite™ provides organizations a framework to keep and develop more female talent at every career phase with mentorship programs, turnkey speaker programs and masterminds for women leaders. Our DEI Council is a cross organization peer-to-peer learning circle providing strategic insights to link initiatives to the business goals. Check out the Newest Leadership Circle HerCsuite™ NEXT for Women over 50. At HerCsuite™ we believe You Belong Here. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite™ Events.  Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
28:15
June 01, 2022
How to Get the Most out of Mentoring with Alan Berkson
How to Get the Most out of Mentoring with Alan Berkson
Mentorship is one of the most important ways to accelerate your career.  Take a listen to this conversation with Alan Berkson and host Natalie Benamou, as they discuss How to Get The Most out of Mentoring. Alan Berkson is a member and Ally of HerCsuite™ and the Coupa Empower Cross-Organization mentorship program. Alan is the asker of questions and host of the podcast, Cosmic Street Corner. He is also the Director of Thought Leadership at FreshWorks where he sets the strategy and creates an industry leading through leadership platform that will elevate the perceptions of FreshWorks as a trusted partner. Wherever you are in your career, having more than one mentor over the arc of your professional life will add to your ability to find career fulfillment. How to Work with a Mentor: Share what you need and where the mentor can be most helpful for you. Mentors are looking for the mentee to follow through and take action. As a mentee, you will gain the most success by sharing what worked and where you got stuck. Three Ways Mentors Help Mentees: Find out who you are and your purpose. Discover what is going to be a meaningful next step in their career. Build trust with clear expectations. How to Get the Most out of Mentoring: Do the work your mentor asks of you. Take your mentor's advice. Follow through, be prepared and share what has changed since your last conversation. "Nobody is successful in life without mentors." - Alan Berkson Alan Berkson | LinkedIn | Twitter HerCsuite™ offers customized mentorship programs including the Coupa Empower's Cross Corporate Mentorship Program where mentors and mentees were matched 1:1 across four organizations, Coupa, Commvault, Freshworks and Greif.  Organizations like Terumo BCT are using HerCsuite™ platform as a mentorship circle hub and mentors were matched to groups of mentees for their women's ERG.  Find out more about how your organization can develop and keep more female talent with mentoring at HerCsuite™ Solutions and Schedule a Demo Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™ providing organizations a framework to keep and develop more female talent at every career phase with mentorship programs, turnkey speaker programs and masterminds for women leaders. Our DEI Council is a cross organization peer-to-peer learning circle providing strategic insights to link initiatives to the business goals. Check out the Newest Leadership Circle HerCsuite™ NEXT for Women over 50.  At HerCsuite™ we believe You Belong Here. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite™ Events.  Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
20:20
May 25, 2022
Transforming a New Rule Set for Change with Christine Rose
Transforming a New Rule Set for Change with Christine Rose
Take a listen to this conversation today Christine Rose and host Natalie Benamou, Founder of HerCsuite™ and  as they discuss how you can transform a new rule set for change. Christine Rose is a world changer, internationally best-selling author, speaker, and coach a Forbes coach council member certified value builder advisor certified core values, coach and certified psychological safety coach featured on Forbes, public interest, radio, and national business radio. She coaches CEOs to grow leadership, effective teams and high value companies. When your culture is struggling, if you have failures and breakdowns, if your execution is less than up to par, sometimes teams may perceive an executive unfavorably. The leader may not now why, because they're not having the right conversations. Coaching Benefits · It's a proven tool. · It effectively helps you to develop as a leader. · Accelerate results when working with a coach Empowering Questions to Ask Yourself in Challenging Situations What is it that determines whether you have a voice? What would feeling like you have a voice look like? In the situation that you're in, what's the outcome that you would like to see? What would line up with what you care about and with what the organization cares about? Inspiration for 'Life Beyond #MeToo: Creating a Safer World for Our Mothers, Daughters, Sisters & Friends' "We've created this moment in the culture where radical transformation is now possible because of a whole new level of awareness that a lot of people were not able to see before. There's a new way of looking at things. And in that moment, it created an opportunity to craft a new rule set for how we live and how we get along as people in the world." - Christine Rose Find Christine Rose Here: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Instagram About HerCsuite™  We help organizations keep and develop more female talent at every career phase.  Our new DEI Council provides strategic insights to link initiatives to the business.  HerCsuite™ provides mentoring, turnkey events and masterminds all designed to help members feel valued inside our supportive and inclusive network community. Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™ ready-made customizable solutions for Employee Resource Groups, Membership Organizations, and Individual Women Leaders.  Check out our Newest Mastermind HerCsuite™ NEXT for Women over 50. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™  This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite™ Events.  Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
17:21
May 18, 2022
Curated Solutions for Your Overwhelm with Natalie Benamou
Curated Solutions for Your Overwhelm with Natalie Benamou
Have you been feeling overwhelmed?  You are in good company.  So many women have shared their stories recently, podcast host and Founder of HerCsuite™ Natalie Benamou shares relatable stories about being on the "super highway to success" only to realize the fast lane isn't all it was cut out to be. Recurring Theme I have had the honor of talking to so many women about your careers, goals and what drives you. I kept hearing from everyone I talked to: 'I am overworked and under resourced. I am burnt out. I don't know how to do more...' Work Smarter Not Harder We tell women, you need to work harder (although Dana Holmes rightfully says "Work Smarter not Harder".  Do more.  Volunteer more. Raise Your Hand. Ask.  The result of being on that superhighway when the stress is increasing is that you instead of being in the fast lane you feel like you are about to be Thelma and Louise driving off that cliff. Does this sound like where you are today? I feel you. As someone who has been in the fast lane, it can be hard to take a breath. To realize you should be taking the breath to simply Be. Reality for Women Who Don't Leave Each time a member of a team leaves...the pieces have to get picked up by someone. T The work, whatever that was, is left undone. It is a domino effect, on the organization and the bottom line.  You see the cost to replace that one person- the 1.5x isn't the full story.  There is the ripple effect of increased stress and also, customer experience or delivery decline in the interim. "Only you know the stress and overwhelm level you are experiencing today. My hope is that whatever that is, you find your tribe, your people, your support network who will lift you up. Here is to us all taking time out of our day today to just be."- Natalie Benamou HerCsuite™ is curating solutions to reduce overwhelm and increase engagement and fulfillment. It started with providing everything needed to create a cross organization mentorship program for Coupa and mentor-mentee matching services for mentor circles for organizations like Terumo BCT.  We quickly realized that mentorship while being one of the best ways employees reach success, it was only part of the overwhelm equation. Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, all-in-one platform is a SaaS private network hub is designed for organizations to retain and engage female talent. Our simplified user interface makes it easy for women to achieve success in every level of their careers. We provide a ready-made customizable solution for Employee Resource Groups, Membership Organizations, and Individual Women Leaders.  Check out our Newest Mastermind HerCsuite™ NEXT for Women over 50. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerPower2 Lead | HerCsuite™ This podcast is sponsored by HerCsuite™ Events and 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!
10:03
May 11, 2022
The Power of Business Resource Groups with Karen Brown
The Power of Business Resource Groups with Karen Brown
How can you transform your employee resource group into a business resource group? Take a listen to this interview with Karen Brown, CEO and Founder of Bridge Arrow.  Karen is the author of the Harvard Business Review article, “To Retain Employees, Focus on Inclusion, not Just Diversity”. She founded Bridge Arrow to ensure businesses are more profitable by focusing on return on equity for investors, shareholders, and employees, with an understanding born of over 25 years in the corporate world. Karen advises global companies about how to drive growth and profitability by promoting diversity and inclusion in their organizations. She has served as a global keynote speaker and panel moderator at conferences hosted by the US military academy and the Chicago council on Global Affairs among others. Karen is a compelling storyteller whose presentations spark conversation and spur action. Transform Employee Resource Groups Into Business Resource Groups: >> Create business resource groups to meet the needs of your members. >> Recognize members both formally and informally. >> Survey members and listen and share insights. Karen shares how she empowers DEI leaders to win stake holder buy-in. Example from her time at Monsanto and leading DEI. >> Prepare them on how and when to engage with stakeholders. Five Strategies for Business Resource Groups: Ask for input when designing the strategy to report progress on a regular basis throughout the year. Support and host regular quarterly meetings with key stakeholder groups. Share a progress report to the executive sponsors, managers of the employee group leaders and HR leaders who were assigned to these employee groups. Create an executive DEI council and share out results. Host an employee resource group conference that brings together the entire executive team, DEI council, managers of the employee leaders, HR sponsors, and the heads of the employee groups. "It is a huge missed opportunity for a business and C-suite executives to not recognize the qualities in the leaders of employee groups, to tap into them and to position them as incubators of talent for the leadership of the organization overall."- Karen Brown Find Karen Brown on LinkedIn | Bridge Arrow | email: Karen@bridgearrow.com Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, HerCsuite™ all-in-one platform is a SaaS private network hub is designed for organizations to retain and engage female talent. Our simplified user interface makes it easy for women to achieve success in every level of their careers. It is a ready-made customizable solution for Employee Resource Groups, Membership Organizations, and Individual Women Leaders.  Check out our Newest Mastermind HerCsuite™ NEXT for Women over 50. 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!
28:05
May 04, 2022
'THE FIRST, THE FEW, THE ONLY' A Special Conversation with Deepa Purushothaman
'THE FIRST, THE FEW, THE ONLY' A Special Conversation with Deepa Purushothaman
What does it feel like to be the First, the Few and the Only? Today's guest is Deepa Purushothaman, co-founder of nFormation which provides brave, safe, new space for professional women of color and a Women and Public Policy Program Leader in Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to this, Deepa spent more than twenty years at Deloitte and was the first Indian American woman to make partner in the company’s history. Deepa was also Deloitte’s national WIN (Women’s Initiative) leader, the firm’s renowned program to recruit, retain, and advance women.  Join host Natalie Benamou and Deepa Purushothaman for this special conversation about her new book: THE FIRST, THE FEW, THE ONLY: How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America. Deepa shares how she interviewed over 500 women of color for this book. She highlights both individual stories as well as the numerous commonalities she has observed from having these discussions. Her personal stories and actionable takeaways in the book will resonate with a wide range of readers, from CEOs and HR teams to managers and employees. "There are these amazing women who have been first, but we don't spend enough time talking about the barriers that they overcome and how much extra work there is and how difficult it is." - Deepa Purushothaman In this special discussion, Deepa describes: The extra burdens and excess work WOC take on for companies in the name of culture building.  Pushing back against toxic messaging—including the things we tell ourselves. Embracing the valuable cultural viewpoints and experiences that give us unique perspectives at work. Two Surprising Discoveries From The Book: 1. "Many of the women of color I interviewed were actually sick with mysterious illnesses." 2. "Women shared with me that they felt other women didn't support them in the workplace."  "I want women and women of color to be in full voice when they get to the seat at the table. So they can actually show up, with all their super powers, and all the things that they bring to the table."- Deepa Purushothaman Find Deepa Purushothaman on LinkedIn | DeepaPuru.com TEDx Talk HBR Article: Leaders, Stop Rewarding Toxic Rockstars Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, HerCsuite™ all-in-one platform is a SaaS private network hub is designed for organizations to retain and engage female talent. Our simplified user interface makes it easy for women to achieve success in every level of their careers. It is a ready-made customizable solution for Employee Resource Groups, Membership Organizations, and Individual Women Leaders.  Check out our Newest Mastermind HerCsuite™ NEXT for Women over 50. 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!
21:40
April 27, 2022
The Secret to Engaging and Retaining Female Talent with Natalie Benamou
The Secret to Engaging and Retaining Female Talent with Natalie Benamou
If I was to ask you: " How many of you feel overwhelmed?" The answer according to a Deloitte Study, is 77%. During the pandemic, a record 5.4 million women left the workforce. There are a lot of articles that talk about the great resignation, the great retirement, the great hiring--but few focus on the cause, the overwhelm.  If we apply the 77% statistic to the total number of women who left their jobs,  4,158,000 felt overwhelmed. Take a break today and listen to host and Founder of HerCsuite™ Natalie Benamou, as she shares the secret to retaining and engaging female talent. 4 Ways To Increase Retention and Engagement: 1. Provide a mentoring program.  Focus on meeting the needs of women in your organization. Offer a service like Made For You Mentoring by HerCsuite™ and include an easy mentor to mentee match system and hosting kickoff events. 2. Remove overwhelm by offering curated events. Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are made up of volunteers.  Offer the leaders in your ERG support to execute an event, so they can focus on leadership development instead of logistics. 3. Invite leaders to participate.  When women see a leader engaged in a mentoring program, they feel valued and appreciated.   4. Keep it simple.  The best way to encourage participation is by making access to events, meetings and communication easy for all participants. Two Mentoring Made For You Programs: 1. Cross Organization Mentorship Programs like Coupa Empower's program.  Check out the Press Release on how four organizations were matched across their employee resource groups 1:1 and have a private Mentoring Hub inside HerCsuite™. 2. Internal Mentoring Programs: Mentors are matched to a group of mentees like Terumo BCT's program. “HerCsuite™ platform is so much easier to use and create connections. Now more than ever, people are so busy, ease of use is really important.” - Melanie Neal, Vice President, Terumo BCT  We are focused on the 77% of you who feel overwhelmed and offer women and organizations a framework to reduce stress and achieve success at every career level. Are you planning for retirement?  HerCsuite™ NEXT is a new mastermind program designed to support women 50 and over who are looking to retire.  Join HerCsuite™ Mastermind Circle program and save on annual subscriptions. Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, transforming the way organizations retain and engage female talent. Visit HerCsuite™ and schedule a demo to learn more about our mentoring made easy, curated events and SaaS platform.  Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ or send a text to 224-209-6424. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerCsuite™  This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv. Listeners can get your free 30-day trial here. Credits: Thanks to Julie Deem and the Business Podcast Editor for editing our podcast!
10:12
April 20, 2022
How to Leverage Your Value with Stephanie Sims - Best of HerCsuite™ Radio
How to Leverage Your Value with Stephanie Sims - Best of HerCsuite™ Radio
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
April 13, 2022
Intentional Career Growth with Dana Holmes
Intentional Career Growth with Dana Holmes
Are you ready to be intentional about growing your career?  Today's guest is Dana Holmes, Head of Corporate Communications and Public Relations at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of IL, MT, OK, NM and TX.  She is a highly effective communications executive focused on building, connecting and engaging stakeholder audiences.  Dana was also a featured speaker at a recent HerCsuite™ Power Up Your Team Program. Find out how Dana has been intentional with her career path since high school and how it has served her throughout the arc of her career.  Feel empowered and listen to this interview with host Natalie Benamou and Dana Holmes as they share important strategies and create your own "Intentional Career Growth".  The Trifecta for Your Career Success: Mentors, Coaches and Sponsors Mentors are critical to your career. Coach help you walk through complex terrain. Sponsors believe in you and is invested in your success. "Work Smarter, not longer or harder" - Dana Holmes Leading Remote and Hybrid Teams Best Practices: Encourage people to take PTO Draw the distinction between work and personal life Step away from the computer How to Stand Out in Virtual Meetings: Make sure you are on the Agenda on the meeting. Participate and use engagement tools in a meeting. Turn your camera on and be present. Be Intentional - Connect with a Sponsor: "Show up at meetings. Every interaction matters. That is what a true sponsor will pick up. I've been a sponsor in a number of ways, for a number of things throughout my career. I noticed when someone is a shining star and they're actually showing their passion, they're getting involved and they have skin in the game. That is where they shine bright. When you are engaged, when you are fully present and aware." - Dana Holmes Thank you, Dana Holmes, for being on the show and shining your light out on the world and to your team. Connect with Dana Holmes on LinkedIn | HCSC Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, transforming the way organizations retain and advance women in every career phase. Visit HerCsuite™ and schedule a demo to see how companies like Coupa Cross Corporate Mentorship Program and Terumo BCT use the platform for their ERGs and Mentoring Programs. Reach out to Natalie at HerCsuite™ and find out about HerCsuite™ Next - advisory circles for women planning their future after corporate roles. Send a text to 224-209-6424. LinkedIn: Natalie Benamou | HerCsuite™ | HerPower2 Lead This podcast is sponsored by Aaptiv, where you can listen to Katie on 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!
17:46
March 30, 2022
How Mentoring is Your Superpower with Host Natalie Benamou - Best of HerCsuite™ Radio
How Mentoring is Your Superpower with Host Natalie Benamou - Best of HerCsuite™ Radio
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. Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, transforming the way organizations retain and advance women in every career phase. Visit HerCsuite™ and schedule a demo to see how companies like Coupa Cross Corporate Mentorship Program and Terumo BCT use the platform for their ERGs and Mentoring Women. 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, where you can listen to Katie on 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
March 23, 2022
How to Move Forward Fearlessly with Katie Horwitch
How to Move Forward Fearlessly with Katie Horwitch
How can you move forward fearlessly and be the you, you're meant to be?  Katie Horwitch is a writer, speaker mindset coach, and the founder of, WANT Women Against Negative Talk, a platform that gives women tools and inspiration to shift their negative self-talk patterns. Katie can be heard on our favorite health and wellness app Aaptiv where she provides positive encouragement for every fitness.  This episode goes out to all women who subconsciously think-I am not enough-and change that dialogue to be- I can move forward.  You are worth it. Feel inspired and listen to this interview with host Natalie Benamou and Katie Horwitch as they share, "How to Move Forward Fearlessly".Discover how to do a multitude of different things at every phase of your life.  Katie shares how age should not be a limiting factor, and we need to think 'why not' start a business in our 40's or 50's or write a Broadway musical in our 60's.   "At the end of my life, I want to have used every single bit that I was given. I want to have used all of my talents and all of my love and given to me, so that when I am done, I am an empty vessel because I've given it all out." Three Ways People Experience Self-Talk: Internal monologue. Internal monologue combined with feelings. Only feeling without a monologue. Locate in your body and get clear where you are and ask: Where in my body do I feel these thoughts? What am I thinking? Then maximize wherever you are and ride that wave and embrace the human experience. "For me, it's not about living your best life, it is about living your fullest life. I believe that we all have that magic within us. We know deep down who it is we're meant to be whether we know in words or feelings or whatever it is, we have that knowledge to be who we are meant to be. -Katie Horwitch Thank you, Katie Horwitch, for being on the show. It has been a personal thrill for our host Natalie Benamou! Reference videos: Dove Real Beauty | Dove Real Beauty Sketches Connect with Katie on Instagram | LinkedIn |  WANT - Women Against Negative Talk Natalie Benamou is the Founder of HerCsuite™, transforming the way organizations retain and advance women in every career phase. Visit HerCsuite™ and schedule a demo to see how companies like Coupa Cross Corporate Mentorship Program and Terumo BCT use the platform for their ERGs and Mentoring Women. 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, where you can listen to Katie on 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!
28:50
March 16, 2022
A Purposeful Journey of Resilience with Jennifer Lynn Robinson
A Purposeful Journey of Resilience with Jennifer Lynn Robinson
How can you be more resilient? Jennifer Lynn Robinson is the CEO of Purposeful Networking and a motivational speaker about change and resilience, following her own recovery and reinvention of a near death accident. Jennifer gave a TEDx talk on change and disruption in June, 2020 and is a media contributor who has been featured both locally and nationally. Listen to this interview with host Natalie Benamou and Jennifer Lynn Robinson as they discuss, "A Purposeful Journey of Resilience". Tips for Your Journey of Resilience: >> Be persistent. Jennifer spent 5 years pursing her dream to give a TED Talk. >> Use visualization. Seeing herself on stage kept her going. >> Hyper-focus your goals. It was important for Jennifer to get her message out there. Feel inspired by this conversation about resilience, reinvention and transformation.  Jennifer and Natalie share their personal challenges after they each suffered a brain injury the same year.   After being told she might not want to be a speaker, Jennifer used visualization to see herself not only as a speaker, but what it would be like to be on a TEDx stage. Jennifer discovered her super power is networking and did a pivot from consulting to speaking about networking. Today, Jennifer provides resources to individuals and organizations about networking and how to increase your connections. "Even though the thing that you think is going to be a success is not going to happen in the time frame or in the way that you envisioned it, it doesn't mean it's not going to happen." -Jennifer Lynn Robinson "From Fighting for Breath to Fighting for Life" TED Talk | Purposeful Networking | Jennifer Lynn Robinson on LinkedIn Thank you Jennifer Lynn Robinson, for being on the show and shoutout to Bobbie Carlton and Innovation Women for connecting us! 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, Mastermind Advisory Circles and Group Mentoring with Coaches. Visit HerCsuite™ and schedule a demo to see how companies like Coupa and Terumo BCT use the platform for their ERGs and Mentoring Women. 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!
22:44
March 02, 2022
You Have the Power to Make an Impact with Deanna Singh
You Have the Power to Make an Impact with Deanna Singh
How do you create impactful change? Deanna Singh is the Founder and Chief Change Agent of Flying Elephant, an umbrella organization for four social enterprises, with a mission to shift power to marginalized communities. Deanna is an award-winning author, educator, business leader, and social justice champion who speaks to over 50,000 people, annually giving audiences the tools and courage to imagine activate and impact the world as change agents. Listen to this interview with host Natalie Benamou and Deanna Singh as they discuss, how "You Have the Power to Make an Impact".  Deanna shares details from her TEDx Talk growing up. "My mom is African-American from McGee, Mississippi, and my dad's family comes from a very small village in Punjab India, and I got to watch them build a bridge and bring other people alongside them."-Deanna Singh Actions Speak Louder Deanna's upcoming book is a step-by-step guide for managers, teams, and DEI leaders looking to create impactful, lasting change in their organization. Challenges with Diversity Equity Inclusion >> Fear prevents people from asking questions. >> Big and small companies run into similar issues. "Everybody has the power...the question is how are we going to use it?" -Deanna Singh Uplifting Impact | Flying Elephant | Uplifting Impact Podcast Attend the Ally Summit Thank you Deanna Singh, for being on the show and shoutout to Bobbie Carlton of Innovation Women for connecting us! 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, Mastermind Advisory Circles and Group Mentoring with Coaches. Visit HerCsuite™ and schedule a demo to see how companies like Coupa and Terumo BCT use the platform for their ERGs and Mentoring Women. 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!
20:01
February 23, 2022
An Inside Look at Startup Funding with Tara Spalding
An Inside Look at Startup Funding with Tara Spalding
Are you looking for Funding strategies? Tara Spalding is the Managing Director of BoomStartup Accelerator and has helped over 40 different startups to help them with their go to market strategy as well as funding when appropriate. BoomStartup is a global mentorship driven angel stage growth and investment program for startups. Tara is a serial entrepreneur where she got her startup in the software industry from Silicon Valley. She has been a guiding light for HerPower2, Inc., learning about creating funding opportunities and building pitch decks, and so much more. Listen to this interview with host Natalie Benamou and Tara Spalding as they discuss, "An Inside Look at Startup Funding". 5 Tips Founders Need to Know: 1. Viability and the preparation of creating a sustainable business. 2. Entity formation. 3. Investment planning. 4. How to do you attain capital? 5. Post close activities such as cap table changes Strategies for Pitch Competitions: >> Give background around the product and why it is important. >> Explain the current market and who is buying this and how they are buying it. >> Understand why they are buying it and how profitable it is. >> Research the competitive market and leverage what differentiates you from existing solutions that are on the market now. >> Know how your numbers are converting. "I love the phrase that we're betting on the jockey and not the horse.  The person we are betting on, is this person going to be able to lead in unexpected and unknown situations. And that can absolutely come out in their ability to communicate as well as persuade the audience into what they're doing." -Tara Spalding More info on Boom StartUp and @Boomstartup on Twitter. Thank you Tara Spalding, for being on the show and shoutout to Judy Robinett for connecting us!  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, Mastermind Advisory Circles and Group Mentoring with Coaches. Visit HerCsuite™ and schedule a demo to see how companies like Coupa and Terumo BCT use the platform for their ERGs and Mentoring Women. 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!
21:57
February 16, 2022
Leadership Strategies for Effective Allyship with Rayona Sharpnack
Leadership Strategies for Effective Allyship with Rayona Sharpnack
For over 35 years, Rayona Sharpnack, Founder/CEO at Institute for Gender Partnership and Women's Leadership, Inc. has helped 35,000 people and has had a significant impact on Fortune 100 companies.  Rayona works closely with organizations like Cardinal Health and leaders like Cardinal Health CEO Mike Kaufmann.  She shares how being an Ally can have a lasting impact, when they implement the 3 P's- Push, Promote and Protect. Listen to this interview with host Natalie Benamou and Rayona Sharpnack as they discuss "Leadership Strategies for Effective Allyship". Why Being a Sponsor and Ally is so Important: >> Having a sponsor, means that person is willing to support and protect their high potential employee. >> Being an Ally includes letting a female candidate choose if a role is right for them without choosing for them based on assumptions. >> When there is a reduction in head count, the sponsor is there to protect that person's job. How to be an Ally: >> Be Curious and check in. Ask how you can lighten that person's load. >> Offer to bargain for time off if that is what they need.   "In today's world, allies need to really pour on the attention and have a weekly conversation, be diligent and authentic." - Rayona Sharpnack Resource: “Showing Up How Men Can Become Effective Allies in the Workplace" by Ray Arata. "Ray has been through all the paces of what it takes to be in an organization where there's no awareness all the way up to working with me and Cardinal Health, where there was great awareness and actually Mike Kaufmann is featured in the book. Thank you Rayona Sharpnack, for your amazing leadership and for being on the show! Find out more at Institute for Women's Leadership 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, Mastermind Advisory Circles and Group Mentoring with Coaches. Visit HerCsuite™ and schedule a demo to see how companies like Coupa and Terumo BCT use the platform for their ERGs and Mentoring Women. 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
February 09, 2022
When Words Matter with Cari Rutkoskie
When Words Matter with Cari Rutkoskie
 Today's guest, Cari Rutkoskie, is an incredible leader and has helped organizations, mid-sized companies, small businesses and nonprofits communicate clearly and tell compelling stories to shape cultures, attract talent, drive engagement, strengthen brands and clarify their vision, mission, goals, and strategy. Cari has over 25 years of brand and communication experience with special expertise in executive and organizational communications and employer branding. Her successes include creating a communications function for several companies and propelling a leading medical technology company from number 80 to number 11, on Fortune's 100 best "Companies to Work For" list and number 10, on Fortune's "World's Best Company to Work For" list. Listen to this interview with host Natalie Benamou and Cari Rutkoskie as they discuss her career transformation and "When Words Matter". Be Open To New Opportunities: >> Ask yourself, how can I serve, how can I help others get to where they want to go? >> What is the best way to apply what I've learned? >> Find ways to shift your mindset.  Best Practices When Someone Leaves: >> Be gracious and show kindness and care. >> Treat people with dignity and respect. >> Do not burn bridges. >> Help employees exit into their next role. Great Communication Includes Listening and Asking the Right Questions: >> Tell me what is going on how you decided that you wanted to take this approach. >> Rephrase what you heard in your own words to show you understood. "I actually like to lead with my strength around asking questions and showing up and listening. I've learned a lot about how to ask good questions, to get people to process and help them figure out what their message is." -Cari Rutkoskie Thank you Cari Rutkoskie for being on the show! Connect with Cari Rutkoskie on LinkedIn and Words Matter Consulting LLC 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, Mastermind Advisory Circles and Group Mentoring with Coaches. Visit HerCsuite™ and schedule a demo to see how companies like Coupa and Terumo BCT use the platform for their ERGs and Mentoring Women. 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!
22:49
February 02, 2022
Pivoting with a Purpose with Amber Webb
Pivoting with a Purpose with Amber Webb
How do you effectively transition into a new role that continues to fuel your purpose? Today's guest, Amber Webb is a member of HerCsuite™ and an amazing Social Impact Accelerator. She's a seasoned executive and shines her light out on the world and has been in the boardroom and advisory and many different roles, including membership committees. Amber has served in a variety of roles in fortune 100 healthcare companies, including Abbot Baxter, Merck, ITW. She transitioned from being on the corporate side to pivoting and going into a purpose driven social impact role being in the nonprofit sector after she got her MBA at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Listen to this interview with host Natalie Benamou and Amber Webb as they discuss "Pivoting with a Purpose".   Get Over the Fear of Change Inspired by Gustavo Razzetti: >> One chapter of your life is not the whole book. >> Your storyline is full of choices. >> Embrace being imperfect. >> You can't control others. >> Be ready for the unexpected twists and turns. >> Failure is just a temporary stop, it's not a destination. >> Let go and see what happens. You are the Author of Your Story: >> Make it resonate with whoever you're talking to. >> What's unique about you? "We all fear change because we can't anticipate the outcome, but staying put can be riskier than not changing. Whether it's your career or relationship, you risk being left behind, if you don't continue to grow. If you want a different outcome, start by changing how you think."- Amber Webb Thank you Amber Webb for being on the show! Connect with Amber Webb 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 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!
11:60
January 26, 2022
How to Optimize Your Talent with Lori Harris
How to Optimize Your Talent with Lori Harris
Are you optimizing the talent in your