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Winning Season is The Podcast for women leaders who work in male dominated industries. Hosted by Founder of & best-selling author, Jacqueline V. Twillie. The focus of this podcast is on tools and strategies that help women enhance their leadership blueprint and embrace her power to effective in work and life.
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Should I ask for more money?
This is a bonus episode of the Winning Season The Podcast With Master Negotiator, Jacqueline Twillie.
July 23, 2021
Women Who Are Successfully Leading
What does success mean to you, part 3! The NYT Best-Seller inspired this episode of the Winning Season podcast by Grace Booney: In The Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs Is success subjective? Jacqueline wants to hear from you drop her a not on LinkedIn.  What does success mean to you? This episode is brought to you by
July 22, 2021
Success has very little to do with other people’s expectations!
What does success mean to you, part 2! The NYT Best-Seller inspired this episode of the Winning Season podcast by Grace Booney: In The Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs Is success subjective? Jacqueline wants to hear from you drop her a not on LinkedIn.  What does success mean to you? This episode is brought to you by  
July 11, 2021
What does success mean to you?
This episode of the Winning Season podcast was inspired by the NYT Best-Seller by Grace Booney: In The Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs Is success subjective? Jacqueline wants to hear from you drop her a not on LinkedIn.  What does success mean to you? This episode is brought to you by  
June 24, 2021
Your Guide for Difficult Conversations
In this episode of The Winning Season podcast host, Jacqueline Twillie walks through 8 factors for difficult conversations. Difficult conversations can be a stress point and very emotional. By keeping these factors in mind, you'll be able to navigate difficult conversations with greater ease. THE POINTS DISCUSSED IN TODAY'S EPISODE ARE Determine What You Want To Accomplish Understand What The Other Party Wants To Achieve From The Conversation Do Not Solely Focus On What You Want To Discuss Shared Areas Of Agreement Ask Open-ended Questions To Deepen Your Insights Avoid Making Assumptions Clarify Discussion Points By Asking Conversational Questions Take A Break When The Conversation Gets Heated Do Not Sweep Issues Under The Rug Suggested books to read with this episode The Fear Fighter Manual by Luvvie Ajayi Jones Don't Leave Money On The Table: Negotiation Strategies for Women Leaders in Male-Dominated Industries by Twillie, Jacqueline Navigating the Career Jungle: A Guide for Young Professionals by Twillie MBA, Jacqueline
June 7, 2021
What to do when you doubt yourself
In this episode of the winning Season podcast, host Jacqueline shares eight steps that are not linear to overcoming doubt. 8 Points to consider when you experience doubt.  Exercise self-compassion Remember your past achievements Do not compare yourself to others Mindset Matters Surround yourself with supportive people Seek internal vs external validation Do not be your harshest critic Lean on your values Resources mentioned in this episode: Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers, and Create Success on Your Own Terms by @ShelArchambeau Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual by Ajayi Jones, Luvvie Vibrate Higher Daily: Live Your Power by Delia, Lalah Navigating the Career Jungle: A Guide for Young Professionals by Twillie, Jacqueline Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Dweck, Carol S. The Buddha and the Badass: The Secret Spiritual Art of Succeeding at Work by Lakhiani, Vishen
June 1, 2021
Women Who Negotiate Club: Nah, I Know My Value
Special Podcast Episode: Recorded Live from the Women Who Negotiate Club on Clubhouse. Jacqueline V. Twillie, Founder of and the Women Who Negotiate Club, discussed Jacqueline's career journey and the behind-the-scenes story of Nah, I Know My Value.  Whitney L. Barkley, Founder of Speakerazzi and Author, joined the podcast for this special and was the host of this conversation. You may know Whitney from her award-winning podcast Pink Lemonade! In this conversation the two discuss Jacqueline's professional background How she began teaching #Negotiation strategy Behind the scenes of the phrase, Nah, I know my value Moments when one should say Nah I know my value Are worth & value the same? How one’s relationship with boundaries impacts negotiations Join the women who negotiate club on the clubhouse
May 10, 2021
A conversation about equal pay day 2021
This episode of the Winning Season podcast features guest co-host, Cheryl Monroe and host Jacqueline Twillie in conversation about the complexity of the equal payday.  Today's conversation highlights: Why there are multiple equal paydays  The questions surrounding women working in low wages jobs as well as part-time jobs The equal pay act of 1963 Lilly Ledbetter's struggle for equal pay Jacqueline's focus on solving the wage gap through leadership and negotiation Additional resources to learn about equal pay day For more information visit
March 24, 2021
Celebrating Women in History
This is a special episode of the Winning Season Podcast with guest co-host, Cheryl T. Monroe and host Jacqueline Twillie. This mother-daughter duo celebrates women's history month by discussing Madame C.J. Walker.
March 18, 2021
Microaggressions & Negotiation Part 2
This episode is a continuation of the series microaggressions and Negotiation. The winning Season Podcast House Jacqueline twilli shares her take on how to address micro gression‘s in the context of negotiation this is part two of a series on this topic. For additional resources visit ZeroGap.CO
March 16, 2021
Microaggressions and Negotiations pt 1
Let's get real about microaggressions and negotiations in this multi-part series during women's month! In this episode, podcast host, Jacqueline Twillie reflects on a personal situation and begins a deep dive into the dynamics of power in the context of microaggressions and negotiations.
March 2, 2021
Advocate for yourself
This episode of the podcast talks about the importance of advocating for yourself as a leader and introduces power phrases in conjunction with the strategies to be more effective in highlighting the value add to your organization. Learn more at
February 4, 2021
The Leadership Jumpstart to Q1 2021
The year has started with an event many find shocking.  Jacqueline shares a message of present moment awareness and why it's important to resist the "get it done" culture in moments of crisis.  Do you know how to talk about the events of Jan 6, 2021, with your colleagues? If you want to say something but not sure what to say, check out our Summer 2020 podcast series: Beyond Black Squares and Hashtags ( Listen Free on Spotify January is a moment of significant reflection and a great time to update your resume and LinkedIn profiles. In this episode, you'll find prompts on what to add to your leadership profile. There's a free pdf download at Starting a new job soon? Jacqueline shared strategic leadership advice with the Wall Street Journal  “Be focused on authentically developing relationships, showing people who you are and your skillset,”
January 12, 2021
2021 Strategy for Leaders
In this episode of the Winning Season podcast, Jacqueline shares her personal reflections from the year and give 8 powerful tips for leaders to strategize in 2021.  Additional Resources:   Jacqueline Twillie’s High-Value Leadership Course: ZeroGap.Co Website  Jacqueline Twillie’s Website   “Don’t Leave Money On The Table” Best Selling Negotiations Book   Connect with Jacqueline #JVTwillieTips #Leadership #Negotiation  LinkedIn   Twitter    Jacqueline Twillie is president of ZeroGap, a women’s leadership training and development firm that’s dedicated to closing the gender wage gap, so women can earn more of their true worth. ZeroGap serves its clients worldwide from Dallas Texas, in the U.S.A.
December 31, 2020
Janell Hazelwood #BossMoves Founder on Purpose & Passion
Janel Hazelwood #BossMoves Founder on Purpose & Passion  Janell Hazelwood has built her knack with communications, audience development, and media leadership via more than 15 years of media experience working at companies including The New York Times, Conde Nast, and Black Enterprise. As an award-winning editor and journalist, she has managed networks of content producers and contributors across coverage areas including Beauty, Career, Tech, Small Business, and Lifestyle; helmed media strategy that has led to a more than 70% increase in traffic and reader engagement; and managed successful campaign initiatives with companies including Lexus, AT&T, IBM and PEPSI. As a content producer and editor, she has covered Career, Tech, Business, Women's Issues, and Lifestyle, and interviewed top industry leaders including Russell Simmons, Magic Johnson, Star Jones, Venus Williams, and many more. She's interviewed Fortune 500 executives for both digital and magazine features, and I have launched successful print and digital content packages across channels and content areas. She has also hosted red-carpet interviews and produced video event coverage for publication.  As a consultant, she has helped minority and female entrepreneurs and nonprofit founders use dynamic storytelling and strategic social media management to increase clients and/or customers, expand their reach, and build greater, more authentic impact in their industries. She has a passion for seeing minority and women entrepreneurs win---whatever "winning" looks like for them. She is a Christ-led professional and proud to note this. Much of her work is led by faith and a strong desire to be a positive influence on the world. Her speaking and editorial areas of expertise: Career and Professional Development; Women's Issues in Health, Entrepreneurship, and Culture; Travel and Lifestyle; African-American Culture; Minority Business; Millennial Entrepreneurship. Her life's motto: "Happiness is a luxury afforded only to those who embrace and pursue their God-given purpose." Connect with Janell
December 2, 2020
Free Leadership Training | Secrets of Success for Women Leaders | Jacqueline Twillie
In today's world of ever-changing priorities, women leaders have to master personal leadership in order to innovate, inspire, and achieve organizational results.  Free Guide available at   Additional Resources   Jacqueline Twillie’s High-Value Leadership Course: ZeroGap.Co Website   Jacqueline Twillie’s Website  “Don’t Leave Money On The Table” Best Selling Negotiations Book The Negotiation Workbook is on Amazon Connect with Jacqueline #JVTwillieTips #Leadership #Negotiation  LinkedIn  Twitter    Jacqueline Twillie is president of ZeroGap, a women’s leadership training and development firm that’s dedicated to closing the gender wage gap, so women can earn more of their true worth. ZeroGap serves its clients worldwide from Dallas Texas, in the U.S.A.
November 9, 2020
Fast-track your Personal leadership strategy
In this episode of the winning Season Podcast Jacqueline sherr‘s with every successful leader needs to fast track their personal leader ship strategy. And this episode we explore how clarity confidence and strategy go hand-in-hand. Download the free PDF companion to this episode at\Resilientleaderprogram
November 2, 2020
Leading with Operational Efficiencies
Today's guest on the Winning Season Podcast is Jennifer White, MBA. She's the owner of The MJW Group. MJW Group is best known for Manufacturing, Operations, and Supply Chain Executives. Their methods increase profit by improving efficiencies through automation and expense reduction. We are a Performance Consulting and Leadership Development firm that focuses on reducing costs in your supply chain, improving the efficiencies of your operational processes, and help you lead major change projects in your Organization. Jennifer White Chief Impact Visionary Officer, CIVO If your struggle is data and quantification, She's your girl. She's got you covered! Jennifer serves businesses by teaching them how to achieve more with the people, processes, and tools available to them. The 5 P's are all I know ... Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance. Analytical rewired. Jennifer began her career as an engineer and combines analytical ingenuity with a talent for leadership. With a decade of professional experience informing her expertise in supply chain strategy and process and systems design, Jennifer is a talented communicator with a passion for motivating clients to transform their assumptions and achieve high performance. She is known for applying her sharp analytical skills to develop innovative solutions. Jennifer has a degree in industrial engineering from the University of Central Florida and holds an MBA in general management from Troy University Atlanta. Reach out:
October 27, 2020
Shonda’s $300 million move in a male-dominated industry
In this episode of winning season Jacqueline Twillie, host of the podcast, breaks down how significant, and industry-shifting Shonda Rhimes’ strategic moves were in leaving ABC for Netflix. Grab a notebook this episode identifies lessons any woman leading in a male-dominated industry can apply to her leadership.
October 23, 2020
WINS-DAY Wednesday
Winning Season starts with embracing success and confidently accepting the value you in while working hard!  Learn more   Jacqueline Twillie’s High-Value Leadership Course: ZeroGap.Co Website  Jacqueline Twillie’s Website  “Don’t Leave Money On The Table” Best Selling Negotiations Book The Negotiation Workbook is on Amazon Connect with Jacqueline #JVTwillieTips #Leadership #Negotiation LinkedIn  Twitter   Jacqueline Twillie is president of ZeroGap, a women’s leadership training and development firm that’s dedicated to closing the gender wage gap, so women can earn more of their true worth. ZeroGap serves its clients worldwide from Dallas Texas, in the U.S.A.
October 21, 2020
The Confidence Factor: Women Leaders
Confidence lives on a spectrum especially for women leaders working in a traditionally male-dominated industry. In this episode Jacqueline shares the confidence factor that helps to innovate, lead with empathy and produce results.
October 16, 2020
Unraveling Beliefs That Hold You Back with Daveda Schmidlin
Daveda Schmidlin is a happy wife, mother, and grandmother. She is passionate about empowering ambitious women who want to do more, be more, and achieve more but feel stuck, paralyzed by fear, or at war within to live their lives boldly and confidently. Daveda has navigated many difficult spaces including, sexual abuse, addiction of a loved one, parenting challenges, abandonment, marriage challenges, being from a broken home, teenage pregnancy, and more. Her life experiences and accomplishments are proof that women from any walk of life can be the person they know they are created to be deep inside and live the life they dream of. She believes in never settling and is committed to bringing her genuine, vulnerable message of empowerment to women across the globe to help them break through beliefs that hold them back and step into the life they are created for. Grab a copy of Daveda's book Unraveled: Unraveling Beliefs That Hold You Back & Learning to Love the Real You by
October 12, 2020
Blooming Into Power with Lucy Dazilma
Today's episode will help you break your fears and step into your power! Our guest, Lucy Dazilma is a creative writer and of Founder: @worththebloom + @morethanmyuterus Lucy loves inspiring women to live authentic lives through written, transparent truths. Lucy believes that deep down, we have an idea of who we are at our core. I believe that our truth(s), no matter how raw, should be explored, expressed, and shared. She incorporates a visual aspect to her writing because that’s how Lucy sees beauty. Connect with Lucy  📧 Grab Lucy's Book Seasons on Amazon
October 7, 2020
Stuff Happens It’s Not the End
Welcome to the Winning Season Podcast with this week’s featured guest Tawana Anderson. Tawana is the author of Bruised and Broken to Shine: A Memoir, she is the mother of twins, a traveler, and a fantastic cook. In this episode, Tawana talks about the idea SHINE, which stands for Stuff Happens It’s Not the End. She discusses the importance of letting go of the darkness and shame of a person’s past and finding your inner shine. She wants others to shine their light because a person may look like they have it all together, but in reality, they could be thinking about themselves in a negative way. The practice is to let your light shine to be the best version of yourself, and she has different practices and programs to help others find their light. Her programs include getting together with women to share their light and travel with others to experience new things. Bruised and Broken to Shine: A Memoir, Tawana’s story, and ways to let your light shine. You can reach Tawana at or on Instagram at tawana_shine. You can purchase her book either on Amazon or on her website. You can also join the Shine Lifestyle group on Facebook for women who are wanting to be part of the SHINE Lifestyle. “I shared a lot of stuff about me just to show people that you will have these bruises and these breaks and people will call you broken but that’s how you get to your shine. That shine is inside of you.” --Tawana Anderson Top Takeaways:  Stuff Happens It’s Not the End Tawana realized there were a lot of people that felt that she did where you live your life, make mistakes, and you’re not shining your inner light. In order to find your inner light, you have to embrace your bruises and brokenness. Tawana encourages potential writers to think of the person or the people that they want to impact and help with their story. Journaling and writing your stories and experiences is a great practice, but also be sure to go back to read how far you have come and the lessons you have learned. The biggest critic a person has can be is themselves, and you have to stop punishing yourself. Find ways to love yourself and embrace your inner light. The SHINE lifestyle is about how you live every day and learning how to live your life in stuff happens it’s not the end mindset. There are many different ways to take care of yourself in the best ways. Some do yoga, some read helpful books, some journal, so find the best ways that speak to your life to help you get through it. Keep applying SHINE to 2020 because stuff happens but keep moving forward. Let your light shine even in these darkest of times. Just because you live a SHINE lifestyle does not mean you will shine all the time, but you should strive for it daily even when you are not feeling it.  If you going to worry, don’t pray. If you’re going to pray, don’t worry.
September 25, 2020
The Success of Thriving through Challenge w/ Manessa Lormejuste
Welcome to the Winning Season Podcast with this week’s featured guest Manessa Lormejuste. Manessa is a cosmetic chemist who graduated from Rutgers University in May 2017 and has been working at Loreal USA for three years formulating hair color products. In this episode, Manessa talks about her blog, her latest reflection on three years at L’oreal, and her advice in furthering your career. Manessa dedicates her blog “Ness Knows” to sharing resume tips, reviews on skincare, travel tricks, and more essential lifestyle tips. In her latest blog post, she discusses the importunacy of self-advocacy, taking risks, networking across not just up, to thy own self be true, and paying it forward. In this week’s episode, Manessa goes into detail about the importance of each of these attitudes and how it has shaped her and her career. She also touches on the importance of her mentors, the female empowerment she’s experienced at Loreal, and the tough conversations her close group had when George Floyd was killed in May 2020. So tune into this week’s episode of the Winning Season Podcast to hear more details about “Nessa Knows”, Manessa’s journey, and ways to change your perspective. You can reach Manessa at or on Instagram at nessa_lo. You can purchase her “Ultimate Travel Packing Guide” at and for a limited time, you can get yours for only $10. “I’m low key a nerd, but I’m like super girly. But I didn’t have anyone that looked like me…So I make a note to really share my story especially with younger students because I don’t want them to feel like there’s only one option. ”  --Manessa Lormejuste Top Takeaways: Manessa describes herself as a girly nerd and describes her journey from realizing her desire to be a chemist combined with her feminine personality. Her hair color experience at Loreal, she reveals some of the products she’s worked on, and how she started off as a L’oreal baby. She advocated for herself and took a risk to apply for a skincare position through the help of networking across. Manessa has started valuing self-advocacy in her career and realizing that one conversation to speak up for herself will be difficult but not be the hardest thing. Networking is not just about talking to the biggest and best person in the room, but it is about getting to know the people around you that later could help you. You never know where someone will end up and how that relationship could benefit you in the long run. If you want to learn or do more, you are in charge of your career and taking the risk to have a new opportunity. If you don’t ask, you are guaranteed to not do what you want. You are in the driver’s seat in your career and advocating yourself is not too bold when you know your worth. Paying it forward to younger women to show them more options in life and in careers. You never know how it could change someone’s life. The women in color think tank at L’oreal are a close-knit group that support one another, are transparent with one another, and have tough conversations when necessary. If she can do it, you can do it. When seated at the table, use your voice to speak up for others.
September 14, 2020
5 Ways You Can Benefit From A Negotiation Coach
.What's the 1st feeling you have when you think of the word negotiation? For most women, it falls into one of these categories: Uncertainty Fear Confusion Stress While these are common emotional responses to the word "negotiation," there are many more, but let's focus on how negotiation can benefit you and how you can benefit from working with a negotiation coach. When you negotiate, "it's important to remember that it's a conversation, not a battle!" With this understanding, let's discuss the conditions in which a negotiation coach can support you in confidently expressing what you want. 5 Ways You Can Benefit From Working With A Negotiation Coach Clarity -  If you've ever struggled with setting outcome targets related to what you want or need in negotiation. You'll benefit from getting clarity on what's most important then build on that to establish targets. Confidence - The nervous feeling related to "am I asking for too much" is all too common for women when it comes to negotiation. There are ways to quickly overcome doubt and increase confidence to ask for what you want. Strategy - What to say and how to say it is a common question that we see in our DMs, and this a benefit to having a plan becomes your foundation in mapping out how you want the conversation to follow. Overcoming Challenges - Each negotiation has its own set of challenges, even if you've previously negotiated with a team, person, or company. Using Jacqueline's proven five-part negotiation framework. Understanding When to Walk Way - This is one of the areas most women struggle to realize. One of the core tenants to negotiation is understanding some deals take longer than others, and just because one party walks away does not mean the conversation is over forever. The magic lies in knowing at which point you walk away. If you're nodding your head as you read this list and can relate to any or all of the above, you can value in working with Jacqueline, a master negotiator. Her life's work to provide women with tools so that they collectively stop leaving money on the table. She's most known for her ability to provide tools to break down these conversations further to help you reach a win-win in business and salary negotiations. Gain the Confidence and Clarity You Need for Negotiations If you're in the midst of a "negotiation" and would like to book a session, now text negotiation to 678-774-9494, and one of our coaches will reach out to you. * Negotiation Strategy Sessions start at $430 for the entire negotiation process*
September 3, 2020
Standing in Your Success: Winning Season
Standing in Your Success: Winning Season Mini-Episode from Jacqueline Twillie When you're ready for the next chapter of the winning season, set the intention, then create your leadership career plan.
August 31, 2020
Confidence and Power with Karen Laos
Karen Laos is a keynote speaker and leadership coach equipping women to stand out with confidence. She champions female business leaders to own their value and find their voice so they can be seen and heard. She also works with teams to create cultures of trust and function at their best. She has coached leaders at Facebook, Google, Netflix, Yahoo!, Sony, Microsoft, Fidelity, Charles Schwab, Trip Advisor, Bacardi, Levi, and more. Karen was HR Director for Gensler Architecture, trained teams at Gap Inc, Wells Fargo, and taught Organizational Development at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. She was the Senior Advisor to Program Delivery for Decker Communications, where she managed and mentored a team of facilitators delivering programs around the world. Karen coached executives on how to influence and speak more effectively. Her passion lies in developing others and she has done this throughout her career of nearly three decades. RSVP for the Free summit with this link
August 24, 2020
Even in the Pandemic, You're Not Lost Guest Maxie McCoy
Even in the Pandemic, You're Not Lost Guest Maxie McCoy Maxie McCoy is a writer and speaker obsessed with giving women the tools they need to believe in themselves. Committed to the global rise of women, she writes weekly inspiration on Her book, You’re Not Lost: An Inspired Action Plan for Finding Your Own Way is published by TarcherPerigee of Penguin Random House. Maxie specializes in creating meaningful offline experiences that provide practical action in workshop and group formats. She’s worked with top brands, conferences and companies to create original events that engage their target audiences both online and off. Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, TheSkimm, Forbes, Fortune, INC, Bustle, Business Insider, MyDomaine, Women’s Health, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire, Billboard, CNN and many more as an expert in women’s leadership.
August 21, 2020
2020, ending black women equal pay day
August 13, 2020 Another Equal Pay Day, It gives me anxiety... Did you know that today is #BlackWomenEqualPayDay? Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is the approximate day a Black woman must work into the new year to make what white non-Hispanic man-made at the end of the previous year. My life's mission is to close the gap in wages and leadership. As a black woman, I know far too well the struggle and I know the joy of achievement. It is my intention that more of us experience #WinningSeason as I continue daily to move the needle in closing the gender wage gap I've put together a pdf guide and made my best-selling book available for a limited time. #leadership #diversity
August 13, 2020
The Winning Season Formula (Live Training)
THE PRICE OF PROCRASTINATION This is a very special episode of “The Winning Season” recorded by Jacqueline V. Twillie, host of the #WinningSeason Podcast for the private FB Community.  In this episode, our host stresses on how expensive the price of procrastination could be, and how, by the learnings from this podcast, one could fruitfully deal with it.  She tells us there are 3 areas where procrastination can hit on our lives and how they could strongly affect our productivity. The cost of procrastination as mentioned are:  1. Missed opportunities (10:10)  2. Finances (08:58)  3. Health and Personal well-being (13:04) Procrastination keeps you stuck at a place, perhaps by making you feel that even the other people around you aren’t doing anything. It is also important to know how to negotiate for your finances as and when needed. By procrastinating on how the outcome would have been, if you had negotiated, you’re keeping yourself stuck in your thoughts.  The host describes 3 worthwhile elements that would help you move past procrastination, having garnered sufficient experience helping others who’ve had to deal with the same.  These are 1. Eliminating excuses (18:15)  2. Getting yourself a partner /coach (20:45)  3. Rewarding good behavior (23:45) By being honest to yourself and having a level of self-awareness, you can very efficiently develop the ability to get win-win outcomes.  Getting a partner can help you stay accountable to yourself, could help pick you up when you laze around. Citing a famous quote by Zig Ziglar, which explains that you’re not always going to be motivated, Jaqueline tells us how a coach could help you stay on track. What distinguishes successful and unsuccessful people is that successful people do the things they need to do even when they do not feel like doing it, while unsuccessful people tend to brood over their lack of motivation. It is also very important to reward yourself for your success. The rewards need not be extravagant or expensive. Do anything which makes you happy!  Giving homework toward the close of the session, our host asks you to jot down the list of excuses you’ve been telling yourself all this time. Self-awareness could help you get out of it. “Level up! Do something to invest in yourself today!”  Highlights : 1. (05:05) ** - What to do when stuck and stressed  2. (07:20) ** - The cost of procrastination  3. (18:15) ** - Elements to move past procrastination  4. (16:55) ** - An inspiring story  5. (21:49) ** - Zig Ziglar’s famous quote  6. (23:05) ** - Difference between successful and unsuccessful people  7. (27:08) ** - Homework for today  8. (29:00) ** - Invest in yourself Let's talk if you need help going from stuck and stressed to #winningseason
July 30, 2020
{Live Training Replay) The Price of Procrastination
This is a special episode of the Winning Season Podcast where we discuss how to overcome the expensive cost of procrastination.  The Price of Procrastination training was recorded live inside of the #WinningSeason Facebook group with host Jacqueline Twillie Let's talk if you need help going from stuck and stressed to #winningseason
July 29, 2020
Stuck and Stressed, No More! Welcome to Winning Season
Stuck and Stressed No More! Welcome to Winning Season  When we have problems and they seem like they're compounding, the process of actually putting it on a little sticky note helps you to acknowledge it, to move forward. So the first step to solving these problems is: Write them down and follow it up. Step two, make a plan. You want to make sure you have a date associated with it. Step three is to take action. This is where you get creative. This is where you think outside of the box. The next step is to believe in yourself. You have to believe that you have the knowledge, the skills, and you have enough grit to move forward. Step five, don't compare yourself to others.give yourself an extra dose of positivity. Key takeaways*  The first thing that you need to do if you're feeling stressed and stuck is don't ignore the problems. Write everything that's going.(3:49)  * Make a plan. (6:29)  * Take Action. (8:33)  * Believe in yourself. (11:44)  * Don't compare yourself to others. (15:11) Top Quotes  * Covid-19 has created a lot of anxiety and people are getting stressed out because things keep changing.  (2:00 ) * Don't overthink it. Pull out a little sticky note, and jot down everything that's going on. (5:10) * When you make a plan, you want to make sure you have a date associated with it. (6:57) * If you don't have a coach you're working with, get an accountability partner. (10:58) * In the moments where you feel stressed and you feel stuck and you're trying to get out of it. you have to give yourself an extra dose of positivity by reading and listening to things that encourage you. (15:39) Let's talk if you need help going from stuck and stressed to #winningseason
July 28, 2020
“No More Secret Allies” with Jodi-Ann Burey
Jodi-Ann Burey is a speaker, writer, and equity advocate. Her work is grounded in centering the experiences of historically underrepresented communities and the systematic intersectional approaches needed to address inequities. She is currently working on her first book and podcast called Black Cancer, which explores the stories about women of color and healthcare.  “No More Secret Allies” Piece on LinkedIn - No More Secret Allies is a powerful piece Jodi Ann wrote on her LinkedIn Profile. She used this platform to express the accurate reflection of what she was feeling about people who are “secret allies” of the Racism Culture black folks have long endured. People who she calls “secret allies” are those who want to be allies with her but aren’t really part of the system. They are those people who are not willing to risk professional careers, losing relationships to fight for what they say they value. - She doesn’t need anger. She needs action. No More Secret Allies. Racism is a public health issue - Research studies show that the medical community think and feel that black people don’t feel pain or have high level of tolerance. Recalling Jodi Ann’s cancer journey, it took 3 years for her to get diagnosed, going in and out of doctors’ offices and convincing them that the pain that she was feeling was real. It was only after 3 years that she was told that she has a tumor in the spinal cord and that she needs surgery to be taken it out. - People create environments that make black people sick. Not because genetically black people are sick, they put factories to pollute the air in black and brown communities. There's a system that creates sickness in black people, not just environmentally, but also even in our offices. - Chronic racial stress that damages you physiologically that impacts what is actually physically happening in your body. Eradicating the Racism Issue - A whole system that needs to shift. We need to have a racial equity lens on all the decisions that we make that impact people of color. - The biggest work is for leaders and decision-makers who decide things around where businesses go, different policies around the environment should look at things through a racial equity lens. - Advocate for yourself and look for people who will advocate for you. Do research because that’s how you are going to advance as an individual in this system. Upcoming Book: Black Cancer - The book, Black Cancer talks about her journey of depression from heartbreak and how her cancer diagnosis saved her from that because it gave her something to fight for to want to live. - The book also talks about what it means to seek help. When you are a black woman, society and even you perceive yourself as strong. So how do strong people ask for help? How do strong people get help? Do you know how to help strong people? The book, Black Cancer will disrupt this idea of strong as something that protects you. Being strong is something that can also put you at risk because maybe you're not aware of when you need help. Podcast: Black Cancer - Guests invited are cancer survivors, people who are currently going through treatment, caregivers of family members who had their cancer journey, and those who lost loved ones due to cancer.  To follow Jodi Ann Burey’s work & advocacies, visit her website and socials for updates: LinkedIn: Instagram: jodiannburey
July 27, 2020
Goodbye, Performative Wokeness w/ Jazmine Reed-Clark
This episode is part 3 of the series Moving Beyond Black Squares and Hashtags with guest Jazmine Reed-Clark.  Jazmine Reed-Clark is a writer and career coach who left her former industries of human resources and employee experience to be a corporate consultant and DEI advocate. Her most notable work has appeared in The Financial Diet, The Everygirl, and BYOB Revolt. While in HR, Jazmine founded Opendoor's People of Color employee resource group and cultivated their D&I programming. In this episode you'll hear more about: Practical pathways for Employee Resource Groups to support inclusion within the workplace The importance of diversity reports including transparency and revamping with data  Why cancel culture can be replaced with extending grace The powerful way to meet people where they are as it relates to race relations You can connect with Jazmine via her website ( or LinkedIn. Her email address is Articles Mentioned in this Episode The Cost of Code-Switching My Blacknesss is Not Sold Separately 
July 17, 2020
Robert H. Johnson Jr. Part 2 of the Special Series: Moving Beyond Black Squares and Hashtags
Robert H. Johnson Jr. Part 2 of the Special Series: Moving Beyond Black Squares and Hashtags Connect with Robert and RHJ Consulting online at Robert’s LinkedIn Profile Twitter rhjconsulting
July 13, 2020
Show Accountability With a Plan w/ Robert H. Johnson Jr.
In this episode of the winning season podcast Robert H. Johnson Jr, shares tactical steps and a corporate roadmap to move beyond Black Squares and Hashtags. Jacqueline and Robert discuss his early career and the impact of Black Mentors How downsizing within an organization is a reset for individuals 3 Keys to Overcoming Adversity:  Strategy, Resilience, and Conscious Moments  The law of reciprocity in your career   Philosophy of the Pride Point Robert also breaks down the People, Process, and Performance Strategy.  We later talk about the myth of working 10X harder for black professionals.  For corporate leaders some of the most important takeaways in this episode may be found in the questions Robert presents to move beyond the social media statements towards the support of Black Lives.  The questions he presents are:  What do you want your companies legacy to be? What do you want your leadership legacy to be? How do I, as a leader want people to feel? How do I want them to know they are empowered? Once those questions are addressed Robert's playbook strategy is then to: Have an honest dialogue about the state of the world In the honest dialogue setting the ground rules that this space is not a feeling first dialogue Join the next episode of the Winning Season Podcast for part two of this conversation.  Connect with Robert and RHJ Consulting online at Robert’s LinkedIn Profile Twitter rhjconsulting
July 8, 2020
Upcoming Series, Beyond Black Squares and Hashtags
Beyond Black Squares and Hashtags is a special 4-part podcast Series featuring conversations to help organizations move forward in the movement of racial equality in the workplace. Let help you with your leadership development in a virtual environment
July 7, 2020
Rochelle Porter on Winning Season
Rochelle Porter has never met a blank surface she didn’t want to draw on. A lifelong lover of global design traditions, the Atlanta-based artist takes cues from the breezy hues of her Caribbean roots, the stark simplicity of Scandinavian design and the bold geometrics of West African weaves to create vibrant, eye-catching textiles for the home décor and apparel markets. Her travel-inspired patterns feature joyful, unexpected burst of color and classic motifs with a fresh, modern twist. Upon learning of the unethical and environmentally hazardous labor practices of today’s globalized “fast fashion” industry, Rochelle nearly abandoned her dream of becoming a designer. That is, until she figured out that style could also be sustainable. Combining her passion for patterns with her commitment to social responsibility, she formed Rochelle Porter Design (RPD), a lifestyle brand specializing in thoughtfully made, eco-friendly home and fashion accessories. True to its tagline, “Design for abundant living,” the company believes everyone along the value chain should have the chance to live well—from the farmer who picks the pesticide-free organic cotton for its textiles, to the customer who puts them on her sofa. RPD prioritizes fair pay, environmentally safe manufacturing, and the use of allergy-free organic and recycled materials whenever possible. Connect with Rochelle
June 29, 2020
Delegate It, Seriously Let It Go
Delegate It, Seriously Let It Go This episode features a fun conversation with host Jacqueline Twillie and guest Porse Williams.  Porsche Williams is Founder and CEO of The Prototype - A Lifestyle Agency based in Dallas, TX. Founded in 2016, The Prototype provides Lifestyle Management & Personal Concierge service to busy professionals, corporate executives and community leaders who’s most valuable asset is their time. Each client is paired with a Lifestyle Manager that can run errands, take care of the household, and help with family planning and travel, among other tasks. Porsche’s passion for service stems from a long-term career in retail and customer service prior to starting The Prototype. During her career in luxury retail, Porsche was always selected as a Training Store Manager traveling all over the country to open new locations and host managers in her locations to provide training on products, service and POS systems. Porsche was also nominated for special projects with the buying team of Metropark USA, a contemporary clothing retailer. She was also selected to the Delight Team, a retail think tank, in partnership with HR and Customer Service Departments for Nestle Nespresso USA. In addition to retail, Porsche has a long history of working behind the scenes as a wardrobe stylist for prominent brands such as PEOPLE StyleWatch, Maxim Magazine, Ann Taylor LOFT, BCBG, Vince Camuto, Clinique, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Ted Baker and many others. Porsche also has a background in Event Planning with The Prototype and for Regus, the largest commercial office provider in the world. She’s an avid networker and often creates events and experiences to bring people together to foster business growth. Porsche has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She’s married and has 2 young children. Contact Information: Porsche Williams Website: LinkedIn:
June 16, 2020
Do You Have a Personal Board of Directors?
Do You Have a Personal Board of Directors? In this bonus episode of the Winning Season Podcast, Jacqueline shares the 5 types of people to have on your personal board of directors and how to cultivate the relationship to get them on board in assisting you.  Jacqueline Twillie is president of ZeroGap, a women’s leadership training and development firm that’s dedicated to closing the gender wage gap, so women can earn more of their true worth. ZeroGap serves its clients worldwide from Dallas Texas, in the U.S.A. Additional Resources   Jacqueline Twillie’s High-Value Leadership Course:   ZeroGap.Co Website   Jacqueline Twillie’s Website  “Don’t Leave Money On The Table” Best Selling Negotiations Book  The Negotiation Workbook is on Amazon   Connect with Jacqueline #JVTwillieTips #Leadership #Negotiation  LinkedIn  Twitter   
June 14, 2020
Lead Like An Ally with Julie Kratz
This episode of the Winning Season podcast with Jacqueline Twillie features Julie Kratz is a TEDx speaker, inclusive leadership trainer, executive coach, author, and founder of Next Pivot Point. Julie develops inclusive workplace cultures through allyship across gender, race, and all dimensions of diversity. Get her book, Lead Like an Ally: A Journey Through Corporate America with Proven Strategies to Facilitate Inclusion Check out Julie's Website Connect with her on LinkedIn
June 8, 2020
As a black woman CEO, I'm not okay
This has been an extremely heavy week between Amy Cooper going viral and the tragic death of George Floyd traumatic is the only word I can use to describe this week. As a black woman running a company, I have struggled with carrying on like nothing has happening numbing myself or expressing the trauma I, like others are experiencing.  This episode is deeply personal and raw - winning season is more than just a good time, it's about experiencing life with authenticity.  ~ Jacqueline V. Twillie, President at
May 29, 2020
Don't Accept That Deal: Negotiation Mistakes to Avoid w/ Jacqueline Twillie
There are 3 common mistakes that women make when they're negotiating deals if you're going to thrive during this global crisis you've got to learn how to become a strong advocate for yourself.  Don't Accept That Deal: Negotiation Mistakes to Avoid Additional resources: Jacqueline Twillie’s High-Value Leadership Course: ZeroGap.Co Website Jacqueline Twillie’s Website “Don’t Leave Money On The Table” Best Selling Negotiations Book Connect with Jacqueline LinkedIn Twitter
May 18, 2020
This is How Leaders Thrive During Coronavirus (And Beyond)
In this episode of the Winning Season Podcast, Jacqueline shares, the best leaders have to be cool, calm and collected in difficult times, even when those times look nothing like your usual “normal”.  Episode 191: This is How Leaders Thrive During Coronavirus (And Beyond) To help leaders figure navigate through this difficult time, Jacqueline’s team picked 10 of the best leadership tips from Jacqueline’s YouTube series (“Leading through Crisis & Chaos” series) for this recap episode.  Download the bonus PDF for this episode at Jacqueline’s team found more than 10 tips, so this recap will feature an additional 3 bonus tips to help you take ownership of your future through this unprecedented time. These tips will help you navigate the unpredictable and chaotic job market, especially if your only job searching strategy is limited to applications and resumes. Tune in to get 13 tips to make proactive change through this challenging time, whether you are managing a team or building a new career.  Here’s a quick recap   Why boundaries are essential in an unpredictable time.  Why leaders (especially women) need to let go of the “disease to please” The importance of pausing and small talk during a stressful time  How to communicate effectively in a difficult time How much of your daily life is screen time?  Why now is the time to speak up  Thinking agile as a leader in a chaotic time  How to be a successful leader in unprecedented times  How to build your resilience as a leader (and a sneak peek at Jacqueline's new book)  Alicia Keys’ new book...and Jacqueline can’t wait to read it (and why you should read it too!)  How to job hunt in an uncertain environment  Download the bonus PDF for this episode at Conversation Highlights  {00:44] Quick example of setting boundaries you use as you work from home  [3:00] A simple story about connecting on a human level while working remotely  [4:00] Why you need to pause  [4:11] Is our screen time a problem?  [6:07] Why you need to speak up  [7:36] How to start each meeting during this crisis  [8:36] Thinking agile as a leader  [10:09] How to be a successful leader in difficult times  [10:37] Building your leadership resilience (and Jacqueline’s upcoming book especially for leaders)  [12:20} Demonstrating your values...without the office poster  [12:48] Alicia Keys' new book [17:40] Dealing with Interruptions  [19:19] Job search strategies  [23:11] Leadership self-care  Winning Season Leadership Quotes to Remember  “This is not a time to second guess yourself.”  “Now is not the time to be stuck in analysis paralysis.”  “The leaders who are navigating this difficult time are cool, calm, and collected.”  “So when you have an interruption...You have to clearly articulate to the team and to the people you work with directly, what things have stopped.” Important  Related Links Download the bonus PDF for this episode at Jacqueline Twillie’s website  www.jacquelinetwillie  “More Myself: A Journey” by Alicia Keys  Navigating the Career Jungle: A Guide for Young Professionals
May 4, 2020
Fearless in The Face of Adversity
Fearless in The Face of Adversity! Jacqueline Twillie, host of the Winning Season podcast begins a new podcast series for women who work in male- dominated industry. The first of the series is a powerful lesson in the pursuit of being fearless even in the midst of adversity. Additional resources: Jacqueline Twillie’s High-Value Leadership Course: ZeroGap.Co Website Jacqueline Twillie’s Website “Don’t Leave Money On The Table” Best Selling Negotiations Book Connect with Jacqueline LinkedIn Twitter
April 30, 2020
Leading Through Crisis : Screentime Reports
Leading Through Crisis : Screentime Reports 
April 28, 2020
It's not business as usual
Are you feeling the pressure of this current environment as a manager? This historic moment is a big bump in our lives. This is not an easy moment but as leaders, you can fight through this crisis with your core values as your “support power” to get through this moment. Here’s the blueprint that you can customize to lead with confidence & clarity.  1. Communicate your vision for moving through this time with simplicity. People want to hear a clear message on the path forward. Your company will appreciate knowing you have a plan.  2. Don’t ignore that people are dealing with multiple personal impacts as a result of this crisis, this is not business as usual so adjust KPIs so that you can support your employees.  3. Allow team members who want more responsibility to step into expanded roles, they’ll learn and grow.  By making these adjustments it will give others flexibility during this time to adjust the way they work during this time.  If these tips resonate with you share them with other women in leadership.  JVT  Additional resources:  Jacqueline Twillie’s High-Value Leadership Course: ZeroGap.Co Website  Jacqueline Twillie’s Website  “Don’t Leave Money On The Table” Best Selling Negotiations Book  Connect with Jacqueline  LinkedIn  Twitter   Jacqueline Twillie is president of ZeroGap, a women’s leadership training and development firm that’s dedicated to closing the gender wage gap, so women can earn more of their true worth. ZeroGap serves its clients worldwide from Dallas Texas, in the U.S.A.  #leadership #jvtwillietips #leadership
April 24, 2020
Stop Wasting Your Time
Stop Wasting Your Time Podcast Episode Additional Resources:  Jacqueline Twillie’s High-Value Leadership Course:  ZeroGap.Co Website  Jacqueline Twillie’s Website  “Don’t Leave Money On The Table” Best Selling Negotiations Book  Connect with Jacqueline  LinkedIn  Twitter   Jacqueline Twillie is president of ZeroGap, a women’s leadership training and development firm that’s dedicated to closing the gender wage gap, so women can earn more of their true worth. ZeroGap serves its clients worldwide from Dallas Texas, in the U.S.A.   #leadership #leaders #jvtwillietips
April 23, 2020
Negotiating during the COVID CRISIS
Many of us are navigating working a “new normal” during the COV-19 pandemic. In a time like this, it can be scary to think about negotiation things like salaries or job offers. That mindset, however, could lead to missed opportunities for you and the company or business that needs your value. In this special episode, Jacqueline chats with Mogul Millennial about the key tools you need to negotiate smartly. Jacqueline covers where people make mistakes in negotiating, the best time (and way) to negotiate, and her specific strategies for dealing with the unprecedented crisis of the coronavirus. Tune in to hear the advice Jacqueline gives to some of the most common questions job seekers and employees have when trying to negotiate for what they’re truly worth. Here’s a quick recap Most common negotiation mistake Why you should go to every negotiation prepared Why the first offer in a negotiation usually isn’t the best offer One of Jacqueline’s early negotiation mistakes as a new business owner How should I present my negotiation offer? What kind of questions should I ask during a negotiation? Why you need a written offer Should you rush when you have an offer? What if you’re asked about salary during a job interview? What else can I ask for in a job negotiation (besides money)? Negotiating relocation expenses The LATTE method for winning any negotiation Why you need to read the fine print in negotiation How your relationships impact your negotiation Conversation Highlights [2:39] Negotiation mistakes [4:35] Do I take the first offer just to get negotiation over with? [6:39] Negotiating with the right person [8:00] How to get your first win in any business negotiation [10:15] Getting that offer on paper [12:09] Negotiation and time [14:27] The “salary” question [16:52] Why you should negotiation during this pandemic [18:19] How to prove your worth during this crisis [21:25] Negotiating more than money [22:21] Negotiating your exit strategy [23:35] Relocation expense [25:16] Latte method [26:05] Financial costs to not reading the fine print [29:34] What if you need to go back and negotiate? [31:42] How early can you start negotiating? [36:46] What should I do if I mess up? [37:47] The power of relationships & networking [39:52] Can you build relationships cold? [41:27] What if your interviewer pushes back on your value [43:00] Proving your worth before you negotiate Power Leadership Quotes to Remember “The negotiation doesn’t truly begin until you have the offer.” “Negotiation is all having a conversation so that both parties can walk away with a win-win.” “If it’s not in black and white, it’s not true.” “If there’s no written offer, we have little factual information to go off of.” “Don’t be afraid to pause it [negotiation] for a few days.” “Networking can get you a hundred grand, hands down.” Important Links Don't Leave Money On The Table: Negotiation Strategies for Women Leaders in Male-Dominated Industries Navigating the Career Jungle: A Guide for Young Professionals Salary History Bans: A Running History of States and Localities That Have Outlawed Pay History Questions (Updated February 2020) #Dontleavemoneyonthetable 📚 #negotiationskills #crisisnegotiator
April 14, 2020
6 steps to build resilience to lead in crisis
A new normal for working April 2020 This is the time to live out your company values. From the 2-minute leadership tip of the day series. Resources: Jacqueline Twillie’s High-Value Leadership Course: ZeroGap.Co Website Jacqueline Twillie’s Website “Don’t Leave Money On The Table” Best Selling Negotiations Book Connect with Jacqueline LinkedIn Twitter Jacqueline Twillie is president of ZeroGap, a women’s leadership training and development firm that’s dedicated to closing the gender wage gap, so women can earn more of their true worth. ZeroGap serves its clients worldwide from Dallas Texas, in the U.S.A. #LeadershipDevelopment #Leading #LeadershipTips
April 10, 2020
How to get over self doubt
How to get over self doubt and start the next chapter of your winning season. This podcast is for women leaders in male dominated industries.
April 2, 2020
Business Rules For Women 2020
"You are way too talented not to be achieving your full potential." - Gabrielle Deculus Founder of Business Rules For Women. Busines Rules for Women (BRFW) was founded in Houston, Texas in March 2015 by Gabrielle Deculus. Since then, the BRFW movement has impacted over 250,000 women in the USA, Canada, Africa, Europe and Asia. Join their next event the BRFW Conference. During this 3-day conference, you will hear from industry thought leaders and experts about how to build a profitable business and influential brand in 2020 and follow them @businessrulesforwomen!
March 28, 2020
Recession Proof Negotiation Tips
Recession Proof Negotiation Tips. Use these tips to get more of what you want in a negotiation. Tips: 1. ​​Know what you want 2. ​​Articulate why you want it 3. ​​Use the LATTE Negotiation Method * 4. Keep a “wins” folder 5. Use power phrases ———- Learn More: Enroll in the “Nah, I Know My Value Course” ( LATTE METHOD found in) Don’t Leave Money On The Table - Negotiation Strategies For Women 📚available NOW on Amazon •
March 25, 2020
Leading during Chaos & Crisis
What got you here what get you there.  In this episode of the podcast, host Jacqueline Twillie shares 10 steps to reach your next level in leadership. Even in the midst of chaos and crisis. 
March 24, 2020
Crisis to Abundance-How to Manage Your Money During the Coronoavirus Crisis
Besides your health during this unprecedented time in history (and yes, I mean the coronavirus), money is probably another big concern in your life right now. Many of us are wondering: How should I be managing my money during this crisis? What should I do with my stimulus check? Should I still keep my investments? Should we still “buy low, sell high”? How do I manage my money if I lose my job? How do I stay positive in a world where everything seems so negative? That’s why we talk with Shannah Compton Game, host of the Millennial Money Podcast and certified financial planner, to talk with us about what we can do to survive through this current crisis...and how to financially thrive after the crisis is over. Shannah covers what you need to know about managing your bills, your money goals, your stimulus check, your investments, and your mindset through this trying time. Important Money Quotes to Remember “Get super focused on that one thing that you need today and just let that [guide] your action list for today.” “Using that money to push you forward is a good thing.” “I want to give everyone a permission slip to not feel like a failure.” “I believe mindset is the #1 missing piece to money success.” “Don’t stop setting money goals right now.” Important Links Millennial Money Podcast Market Gauge Ellevest Millennial Money Podcast episode with Michelle Schneider (“Investing Trends to Follow in 2020”) Create Your Money Game Plan” Live Masterclass  Happy Money: The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money Plant Your Money Tree: A Guide to Growing Your Wealth. Enroll in Shannah’s masterclass at and use code coronavirus for $30 off
March 22, 2020
3 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO NEGOTIATE BILL PAYMENT DURING THIS CRISIS: 1 • Create a spreadsheet of monthly service providers include contact info & bill amount 2 • Call each service provider vs emailing them 3 • Ask if there is a delayed payment program for COVID-19 impacted individuals
March 18, 2020
Career advancement strategy 2020: Winning Season
Career advancement strategy is how leaders move up in the ranks of their companies. It's a well-kept secret that some know and others spend years trying to figure out. Here are the 7 steps to help you advance in winning season, my term for successfully advancing in your career and leadership.   1. Respond vs. React  2. Write a to-do and to-stop list  3. Unplug for media/new for just 1 hour  4. Use that time to tackle your to-do and stop list  5. Recognize your progress  6. Repeat  7. Create a weekly win list   Additional resources: for leadership action guides  Schedule a consultation
March 16, 2020
The Powerful Resume Strategy w/ Ashley Cash
The Powerful Resume Strategy w/ Ashley Cash In this episode of the PowerBanking podcast for women leaders in male-dominated industries we discuss the 3 steps for landing a job and getting paid! We deep dive into her definition of leadership which encompasses these 5 elements: Courage Character People Mission Influence If you're ready to level up in your career, check out her $100K Resume Masterclass Link-$100KResumeMethod Check out Ashley's favorite podcast:  The level up Podcast with Kendra James Suggested Negotiation Books: Becoming by Michelle Obama Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher Getting Past No: Negotiating in Difficult Situations by William Ury Getting to Yes with Yourself: (and Other Worthy Opponents) by William Ury  Brag!: The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn without Blowing It by Peggy Klaus
March 13, 2020
Special Episode- Women in male dominated industries
Special Episode- Women in male dominated industries
March 11, 2020
What do you call women leaders … surprise
In this episode of the podcast we address the controversy of saying women leaders in response to men not calling themselves male leaders. They simply say, I’m a leader. My not so popular opinion is that we should call out the different styles of leadership between men & women while embracing those differences.
March 8, 2020
Fierce Leadership & A Success Blueprint
Fierce Leadership & a Success Blueprint with Paloma Alvarado, Partner with New York Life. In this episode we dive into who leadership means & talk about women who have paved the way for career advancement. We also discuss how preparing for challenges is the secret sauce is achieving great results. Connect with Paloma Alvarado on LinkedIn
February 28, 2020
Leading with Grit Guest Amber Freeland
Leading with Grit Guest Amber Freeland  Amber is an award-winning professional with 10 years of experience in education and 10 years of communications experience with an emphasis on public relations, marketing, and digital strategy in social media, web and mobile channels. She's an expert in crisis and marketing communications. She's also a sought after for her web content management, ghost blogging, copy editing, and desktop publishing.  In this episode, Amber shares how she's craved on her own leadership path through creativity and strategic grit. Her leadership story is inspiring as she dives into ways she overcame challenges to reach her next level of career success. As a woman working in a male-dominated industry, she's got a playbook of success that we can all learn from.   Connect with Amber on LinkedIn
February 20, 2020
Getting ready for your next chapter
Getting ready for your next chapter in leadership. It’s winning season, in order to get more you’re going to make a few changes that may be uncomfortable at first. Learn the power by winning season in this episode.
February 17, 2020
7 Habits of Successful Leaders w/ Jacqueline Twillie
7 Habits of Successful Leaders w/ Jacqueline Twillie
February 11, 2020
Negotiate Anything with 2 Powerful Questions
Jacqueline Twillie answers 2 Powerful Questions that will help you negotiate anything!
January 29, 2020
Financial Fitness with Lindsey Perez
Financial Fitness with Lindsey Perez
January 23, 2020
Dads for Daughters with Michelle Travis
In this episode of the podcast, Jacqueline speaks with Dr. Michelle Travis. She's the author of Dads for Daughters: How Fathers Can Give their Daughters a Better, Brighter. About Michelle Travis Michelle Travis is a law professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law. She is an expert on employment discrimination law and serves as the Co-Director of USF's Labor and Employment Law Program. Her research focuses on sex discrimination, gender stereotypes, work/family integration, and disability discrimination in the workplace. Michelle grew up in Colorado and now lives in the Bay Area with her husband, two daughters, and pet chinchilla. She is a former collegiate gymnast, a novice ballerina, and an avid nonfiction reader. Author Page: Faculty Page: LinkedIn: Instagram: Twitter: About the book: Build a More Equitable World for Your Daughter. Today's dads are raising confident, empowered daughters who believe they can achieve anything. But the world is still profoundly unequal, with workplaces built by men, a massive gender pay gap, and deeply-ingrained gender stereotypes. Dads For Daughters: How Fathers Can Give their Daughters a Better, Brighter, Fairer Future offers fathers guidance for building a more equal world for their daughters. Invest in Your Daughter's Future. Inspired by their daughters, dads are uniquely positioned to become powerful allies for girls and women. That's where Dads For Daughters can help. With this book, you'll find: Concrete strategies for creating a better tomorrow for the girls and women in your life Inspiring stories from dads of daughters who are already having an impact Resources for becoming a stronger male ally in your workplace and community Advice for engaging other men in gender equality efforts Lean In for Dads. There are so many ways that dads of daughters can make a difference - from mentoring women to equalizing pay, from sports fields to science labs, from building empathy to combating gender bias, from boardrooms to ballot boxes. With every small step, dads have the power to make incredible change to level the playing field for our next generation of girls. Dads For Daughters also offers women a guide for recruiting men into action. Together, we can give all of our daughters a happier, more successful future.
January 17, 2020
Leadership Strategy - Own The Room (Week 5)
Leadership Strategy - Own The Room Executive Presence is your key to unlocking your next level in leadership.  Learn more
January 13, 2020
Kicking off 2020, Winning Season
Kicking off 2020, Winning Season
January 9, 2020
The Power of Fear with Delanie Majors
The Power of Fear with Delanie Majors
December 19, 2019
Setting Intentions & Self-Discipline
Setting Intentions & Self-Discipline
December 16, 2019
Books of the Decade
As we wrap up the decade, I've reflected on the two books I've gifted the most within the past ten years. (Outside of my two best-selling books) These books have been pivotal in my leadership journey - I share why in this episode of the PowerBanking Podcast. Secrets of Six-Figure Women. Book Summary: Quietly and steadily, the number of women making six figures or more is increasing and continues to rise at a rate faster than for men. From entrepreneurs to corporate executives, from white-collar professionals to freelancers and part-timers, women are forging careers with considerable financial success. In Secrets of Six-Figure Women, Barbara Stanny, journalist, motivational speaker, and financial educator, identifies the seven key strategies of female high-earners: A Profit Motive, Audacity, Resilience, Encouragement, Self-Awareness, Non-attachment, and Financial Know-How. Based on extensive research and hundreds of interviews, including more than 150 women whose annual earnings range from $100,000 to $7 million, Barbara Stanny turns each of the six-figure traits into a specific strategy for upping earnings. By rigorously fine-tuning them, readers can, step-by-step, climb the income ladder. The Power of Focus Book Summary from More than 600,000 people around the world have been captivated by the simple, practical, and profound strategies contained in the original bestseller, The Power of Focus. Now a decade later, authors Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Les Hewitt have joined forces to create a special 10th Anniversary Edition of this enduring classic. Each of these masters of business and personal development provides a crystal-clear picture of why your ability to focus is even more vital today in determining your future success. Readers will discover: The keys to prosperity in a turbulent economy A personal look at the last ten years through the experienced eyes of Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Les Hewitt: Insights on where to sharpen your focus, capitalizing on the new currency in business, and a Reality Check questionnaire to help you focus and follow-through How to dramatically leverage your income using relationships and technology Inspiring success stories from readers who have implemented The Power of Focus strategies What book are books have you gifted most in this decade?
December 13, 2019
Yumlish Eating with Shireen the Food-prenuer!
Shireen Abdullah is 1 cup foodie, 2 tablespoons health nerd, 3 fl oz connector.  After spending most of her career as a management consultant, Shireen decided to change paths and pursue her passion to become a food-prenuer.  With rising healthcare costs and the chronic illness epidemic, she felt part of the solution was within the diet.  To that end, she created Yumlish — a digital health platform created with dietitians, designed to close the gap from diagnosis to the kitchen in order to positively impact health outcomes. Yumlish is a recipe video platform created for you by dietitians and nutritionists; together we help take the guesswork out of cooking for chronic illnesses and dietary restrictions Chronic illness recipes + local dietitians = Yumlish
December 12, 2019
Morning Leadership Routine w/ Jacqueline Twillie
Morning Leadership Routine w/ Jacqueline Twillie. Jacqueline V. Twillie holds an M.B.A. in Leadership, she is the Founder and President of, a global training, and development firm that specializes in women's leadership within male-dominated industries. ZeroGap has been identified as one of the fastest-growing companies in 2019. Jacqueline is an Amazon Best Selling Author. Her latest book, Don't Leave Money on The Table: Negotiation Strategies is a best seller and was released August 22, 2019. She has been featured in Forbes, FastCo, Essence Now , Black Enterprise , Parade ,, NBC BLK and more… on the topic of Women’s Leadership and Negotiation Strategy. Jacqueline is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University and earned her MBA from Tiffin University. Her life’s mission is to eliminate the gender wage gap by providing practical strategy for women to advance and thrive in leadership roles. In her downtime, she loves to practice yoga and cook. When Jacqueline isn’t working on leadership development for women she enjoys seeing the world from up in the air check out her skydive video on YouTube.
December 9, 2019
2020 Negotiation Checklist w Jacqueline Twillie
2020 Negotiation Checklist w Jacqueline Twillie. In this episode of the PowerBanking podcast and Jacqueline gives step-by-step guidance for women leaders to prepare for a successful negotiations in 2020 and beyond! Download the checklist today from the PowerBanking Facebook group.
December 6, 2019
Setting Intentions w/ Jacqueline Twillie
Setting Intentions w/ Jacqueline Twillie
December 2, 2019
A framework for leaders navigating challenges
Whew. I got dissed - a lesson in confidence & judging others.
November 27, 2019
Negotiate your salary & more in 30 minutes with Jacqueline Twillie
I remember the first time I negotiated and I was short on time I was a nervous wreck. Thinking back, I’ve learned so much and unfortunately I had to learn by bumping my head a few times. In this episode of the PowerBanking podcast I share with you what I wish I would’ve known in negotiating within a limited time frame. 5 Steps to negotiate in 30 minutes Look at the details Anticipate the challenges Think about your walk-away point Talk it through Evaluate options Pro tip: Negotiation is a conversation not a battle. Resources: Don't Leave Money on The Table by Jacqueline Twillie Mindset by Carol Dweck
November 26, 2019
The Winners Circle on PowerBanking w/ Jacqueline Twillie
In this episode of the PowerBanking Podcast Jacqueline sits down with two leaders from The Winner’s Network. The Winner’s Network is a group of multifaceted and highly driven individuals dedicated to winning in all areas of life including finances, technology, and entrepreneurship. Connect with Stephanie and Keyana on Instagram @ladykay_6305 (Keyana) and @stephobedabesto_  Stephanie and their business @thewinnersnetwork  Keyana Simmons email Stephanie Robertson email
November 25, 2019
Latina Equal Pay Day
November 20, 2019, is Latina Equal Pay Day. It’s not a celebration, it’s a day of awareness.  Many know that lower earnings for women equate to less money to care for their families. It’s been a half of century since President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act yet, there still isn’t equal pay. Latina women earn about 54 cents for every dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic men. There are many layers to factors that contribute to this gap and raising awareness on Latina Equal Pay Day is an opportunity for us all to engage in a deeper conversation about solutions.  The gender wage gap can’t be solved by individuals alone. Companies, government, community organizations also have a role in addressing the solutions. has comprehensive suggested solutions on their website. As individuals, we can also take an active role in advocating for ourselves.  Make career aspirations known to your supervisors by clearly articulating if you are interested in roles that expand your skill set and pay more. Think clearly about what you want to say and present that in a concise manner.  Be aware of market rate, before heading into a conversation about compensation prepare with facts. Use a few of the online salary tools to understand how much you should be earning based on experience level, education, and very importantly your geographic area.  Ask confidently, when you present your request to your supervisor or tell a job recruiter salary expectations say it with confidence. Be prepared to speak to the value you’ll be adding to the team/organization/company and follow that up with facts of the market rate.  When it comes to equal pay, the more we know the better-informed decisions we can make as it relates to which jobs we accept and money that we decide to accept for the value we add. 
November 20, 2019
Leading Beyond the Title w/ Kathleen Toplin
Kathleen Toplin is an international leader with expertise in managing domestic and international teams at the same time. She's known for utilizing her keen analysis, insights, and team approach to drive organizational improvements and implementation of best practices. Kathleen is described as a leader with superior interpersonal skills, capable of resolving multiple and complex (human resources, financial, operational) issues and motivating staff to peak performance. In this episode of the PowerBaking Podcast, Kathleen shares with Jacqueline her leadership story and how she found the strength to navigate announcing to her team that she would longer be with the company on the heels of processing the loss of three loved ones. Kathleen provides deep insight into the leaders who inspire her and also shares the tools she's found helpful in building her leadership skillset. 
November 18, 2019
How to negotiate when you’ve been *Promoted with no raise or new title
In this episode of the PowerBanking podcast jacqueline Twillie‘s response to a heated exchange on Twitter of what to do when you’re offered a promotion with no raise or title change.
November 16, 2019
Agile Leadership w/ Dr. Marie Alcazar
Latest episode of Powerbanking with guest Dr. Marie Alcazar. Marie is an Agile Transformation Leader and Ecosystem Coach with deep domain knowledge in business agility and digital transformation. As a life-long learner,  Marie combines her skills, experience and education around Organizational Transformation, Leadership, and Agile to meet people where they are and help them pivot to the new. Her in-the-trenches leadership style and instinctive ability to connect with people to solve real problems in real time has resulted in best in breed results for for clients, along with current and past employers. Marie is a SAFe Certified Program Consultant, Release Train Engineer, Coach, and seasoned Change Practitioner, with the first 15 years of her career spent focusing on organizational change, and the most recent 9 years leading the way on Agile Transformation. She loves what she does and is passionate about doing work that truly makes a difference for both her company and her clients. Connect with Marie on LinkedIn Learn more about women leaders in male-dominated industries at
November 14, 2019
Gratitude in Business w/ Jacqueline Twillie
In this episode of the PowerBanking podcast Jacqueline Twillie shares the power of gratitude in reducing turnover and increasing business profits.
November 11, 2019
Leaders Decision Making Secrets
In this episode we talk about how to make decisions using two leadership filters. A.H.A. & F.L.O.W. Learn more at
November 8, 2019
Inclusive Leadership w/ Dawn Christian
In this episode of the PowerBanking podcast our host, Jacqueline speaks with inclusion & diversity expert Dawn Christian. Dawn is a highly effective collaborative strategic change agent with a track record of leading global cross-functional teams, building and implementing innovative diversity and inclusion initiatives. A leader with cultural competency, executive presence and a passion for transformative change in complex environments. Expertly navigate matrices while building internal and external relationships. Learn more about PowerBanking Women in Leadership at
November 4, 2019
Overcome Fear to Ask For More in Negotiations
In this episode of the PowerBanking podcast host, Jacqueline tackles listener questions on getting unstuck in career & overcoming fear to negotiate.
October 30, 2019
Conversation with my role-model & mentor Dr. Martinique Perkins Waters
Special Episode with Dr. Perkins-Waters  on the PowerBanking Podcast Upon completion of her PhD, Martinique Perkins Waters spent three years in a primary research position in the School of Public Health.  As a faculty member in the Department of Health Behavior, She studied the health outcomes of family caregivers.  During that time, Dr. Perkins Waters worked collaboratively with her peers to publish seven manuscripts and worked on several non-profit, private, and federal grants.  Additionally, She made 15 presentations on her research and spent a year training in Health Disparities Research program.  She used the knowledge she gained as a RCMAR Health Disparities scholar in both her research and as the course master for a graduate level African American Health Issues course.  Since 2013, Dr. Perkins Waters has been in a part-time faculty position at UAB and Jefferson-State Community College.  She educates students on both the basis of psychological principles and introduce them to the advanced skills required to complete a research project. Dr. Perkins-Waters is now Assistant Professor of Psychology at The University of West Alabama. 
October 21, 2019
Leaders, do your work
In this episode of the PowerBanking podcast host, Jacqueline Twillie shares success stories and practical tips on accomplishing your goals through a process of elimination excuses and emulating excellence.
October 16, 2019
Aligned Leadership with Alicia A.M. Morgan
Today's PowerBanking Podcast Guest is Alicia (A.M.) Morgan.  Award-Winning Executive Leader and Engaged Advocate responsible for multi-generational workforce inclusion with impact measurements in program management, career development, mentoring and cross-functional leadership. She is the Vice President of Education and Programs responsible for managing the development and execution of school and public programs reaching over 42,000 students annually through STEM outreach initiatives, aviation and spaceflight history exploration at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. Committed to lifelong learning she has successfully maintained leadership excellence in the for-profit and nonprofit sector through capital asset management, process improvement initiatives, K-12 STEM/STEAM education outreach, college/workforce readiness, strategic planning and program development. Achievements include: K-12 Promotion of Education Honoree - Women of Color in STEM Conference SWE WE Local Awards Engaged Advocate Honoree Dallas SWE Outreach Mentor Award Dallas Millennial Gala STEM Leader of the Year Honoree J Rêve International Emerging Leader in STEAM Public Voices Fellow - The Op-Ed Project Connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter find her TedX Talk Here: Subscribe to her email list here:
October 12, 2019
Micraggressions at work
Microaggressions at work Resource link file:///C:/Users/ddb04/Downloads/Racial_MicroaggressionsshortVersion.pdf
October 3, 2019
Mini Training: Recognize Your Value
Mini Training: Recognize Your Value We throw the term, #KnowYourValue around alot .... here's a practical approach to knowing your value & owning it!
September 28, 2019
Statement of belief
In this episode of the PowerBanking podcast Jacqueline provides an update on what she’s been up to and gives you insight into her personal statement. She extends a challenge of how to switch up the response to “what do you do”, when you are presented that question at a networking event.
September 28, 2019
Top Lobbyist and Influencer CeCelia Thomas
Top Lobbyist and Influencer CeCelia Thomas joins the PowerBanking Podcast as a guest speaking on leadership. PowerBanking Podcast is hosted by Jacqueline Twillie, President at ZeroGap.Co
September 23, 2019
Negotiation strategy: Put a fee 💰 on it
Put a fee 💰 on it! Negotiation skills can be gained by any skill level.
September 21, 2019
What type of questions to ask in negotiations
On this episode Jacqueline is talking about What times of questions to ask in negotiations. Key Points: [00:02: 09] - 5 part framework - L.A.T.T.E. framework - (L) - Look - (A) - Anticipate - (T) - Think - (T) - Talk - (E) - Evaluate [00:03:02] - When is it helpful to ask questions during a negotiation? - To seek to gain information  - To check for understanding - To gain participation in the conversation - To get the conversation back on track - To reduce tension [00:10:55] - What are the types of questions to ask - Open ended questions (broader answer, more expansive question) - Closed ended questions (restrictive, can introduce bias)  Quotes from the Episode: “Negotiations is a conversation, not a battle.” [00:02:01] “Information is power, the more you know the better informed decisions you can make.” [00:03:12] “You want to avoid as much bias as possible because sometimes bias is formed off of assumptions.” [00:11:21]  “Set the framework to understand what type of information will help you make a good decision.” [00:12:54] Links: Jacquline Twillie - Don’t Leave Money on the Table - _encoding=UTF8&qid=1570843565&sr=1-1 Social Media:  Jacqueline Twillie -
September 19, 2019
Information is Power in Leadership & Negotiations
On this episode Jacqueline discusses “Information is Power”  Key Points: [00:00:36] - When was the last you practiced asking questions? - Put intention behind practicing the question that you ask. [00:08:20] - Reasons why people don’t ask a lot of questions. -  Ego  - Worry about asking the wrong question, concern about perception - Not understanding how beneficial good questions are [00:10:05] - How you can enhance your questioning abilities - Ask more questions  1) Introductory Questions 2) Mirror Questions 3) Full Switch Questions 4) Follow up Questions - Follow up questions tend to be strongest for relationship building. - Tips on asking questioning 1) Ask tough questions first 2) Decide on tone  3) Take notes (preferably hand written)  3) Decide what information you will share
 Quotes from the Episode: “The reason it is so powerful is that it unlocks value in your organization, in your conversations and it really is a catalyst for learning and exchanging ideas.” [00:03:33] “By asking questions we naturally improve our emotional intelligence.” [00:05:51]  “If you’re leading a team people have to know you, they have to like you and that leads to trusting you.” [00:10:19] “Choose discomfort instead of resentment.” [00:17:15] Links: Jacquline Twillie - Don’t Leave Money on the Table - _encoding=UTF8&qid=1570843565&sr=1-1 Social Media:  Jacqueline Twillie -
September 17, 2019
FREE NEGOTIATIONS MASTERCLASS: Effective Negotiation Strategy
FREE MASTERCLASS: Effective Negotiation Strategy. Learn strategy to gain leverage in your next negotiation. Negotiation is a skill that can be enhanced. In this episode you’ll learn how to effectively negotiate anything.
September 15, 2019
LaDondra Wilson, Director of Leadership Programs & The Social Good Strategist
In this episode of PowerBanking - guest LaDondra Wilson shares her leadership Philosophy and insight to leaders navigating change.
September 12, 2019
Faith Meditation for Women Leaders
Bonus episode- Faith Meditation for Women Leaders
September 7, 2019
Taking career risk
In this episode of the podcast Jacqueline shares, a few actionable ways women leaders can take action to reach their career aspirations by engaging in smart calculated risk. Host: Jacqueline V. Twillie On this episode, Jacqueline gives listeners insight about risk, resilience and reward. Key Points: [00:01:45] - KPMG 2019 Women in Leadership Report - 7 in 10 women are open to taking small risk to further their career - fewer are comfortable taking big risks - women of color are the biggest potential risk takers [00:04:54] - Suggestions: step out of the comfort zone and take smart risks  - Become more confident in the things that you want  - Be aware of the impression that you make - Speak up, do it frequently and manage your emotions - Step out of your comfort zone and take a risk Quotes from the Episode: “I am not lucky. You know what I am? I am smart, I am talented, I take advantage of the opportunities that come my way and I work really, really hard. Don’t call me lucky. Call me a badass.” [00:01:02] “If you’re nervous about speaking up, if you don’t know how you’re doing to be received, go ahead and take that risk, be self assertive, lean into that behavior and share your opinion, you’ll only learn and grow from that.” ~ Shonda Rhimes [00:08:21]  Links: Jacquline Twillie - Don’t Leave Money on the Table - _encoding=UTF8&qid=1570843565&sr=1-1 Social Media:  Jacqueline Twillie -
September 5, 2019
#1 New Book Release! Don't Leave Money on The Table
In the second bonus episode for “Don’t Leave Money on the Table”, Jacqueline shares more detail about what’s in the book that can help you reach your goals. Whether you are a job applicant asking for more pay or a leader getting a new copier for your department, we all use negotiation strategies to get what we need. If you’re looking to sharpen their negotiation skills or improve your conflict resolution skills, “Don’t Leave Money on the Table” is a quick read filled with practical tools designed to help you communicate effectively and powerful. That book was released 08-22-2019. Here’s a quick recap of what Jacqueline covered: A brief breakdown of the LATTE Method The unique insights that went into the FAQ’s in “Don’t Leave Money on the Table’ The powerful principle from Sojourner Truth that should drive every negotiation you have Why every business needs negotiators to reach their goals Got comments about the book, let me know here Signed copies are still available on Jacqueline’s website.
August 30, 2019
Women Leaders Negotiate
Jacqueline Twillie releases her second book, Don’t Leave Money On The Table: negotiation strategies for women leader in male dominated industries. #Dontleavemoneyonthetable Don’t Leave Money On The Table - Negotiation Strategies For Women ORDER NOW
August 22, 2019
Salary Negotiation is a conversation
In this episode of the podcast Jacqueline shared her big negotiation mistake and a moment when she left money on the table.
August 19, 2019
Asking for help. Don’t Leave Money On The Table
   In this bonus episode, Jacqueline Twillie talks about strategic ways to ask for help. In particular, Jacqueline wants to help you learn how to negotiate with value. Negotiation, as she discusses, is not about being overly aggressive. It’s about knowing your value, communicating that value, and making a fair exchange. Jacqueline also shares her world-transforming mission and how you can help her achieve that mission. Her book, “Don’t Leave Money on the Table” is a resource built from Jacqueline’s 5 years of experience helping women negotiate over $500,000 in better salaries and better deals.  That book is being released 08-22-2019.  Here’s a quick recap: ● Jacqueline’s bold goal to reach 1 million women ● Equal Pay- Why women need to be comfortable asking for more ● What negotiation is...and what it isn’t ● Why any personality style can use negotiation to get what they want ● How to negotiate right using the “Latte Method” as a framework Conversation Highlights [2:44] 3 reasons women need to share “Don’t Leave Money on the Table” [2:56] Black Women’s Equal Pay Day: What does it signify? [4:08] One quick way that women can make a direct impact on the gender wage gap [7:36] 3 Ways you can help Jacqueline hit her “Reach One Million Women” goal [8:40] Why negotiation is essential for any part of your business [8:52] The Latte method for negotiation  [9:42] Using the framework of negotiation to improve how you ask for help Resources “Don’t Leave Money on the Table” on pre-sale! Learn more about Jacqueline Quotes “The reward is in knowing that you’re advocating for yourself in a confident manner.” “Yep, you heard me right. I want to get this book in the hands of one million women.” Most of the negotiation books I’ve read ...They're a few hundred pages long.” “If you do not ask, you will not get.” “Many of us bought up in Western society, were taught to believe, as women or young girls, that we have to be nice and polite.” “There’s...power in knowing that you can confidently go to bat for yourself just like you would for anyone else.” “You can use your own personality style to dig into a conversation and to say confidently: “‘These are things that I want.’.” “I want to let women know. Yes, you can negotiate from where you are…” “Don’t discount where you are.” “I’m not just talking salaries.”
August 18, 2019
Redefining Success
What does success mean to you? Success defined  noun the accomplishment of an aim or purpose In this episode of the PowerBanking Podcast, Jacqueline shares secrets of successful women. 
August 15, 2019
Leadership: Team building
In this episode of the podcast Jacqueline talked about how leaders build other leaders and give their teams agency to make decisions.
August 12, 2019
High Performance Impact
Bonus episode of the PowerBanking Podcast with two guest interviews back to back!  Our first guest,   Sheryl Kline, M.A. CHPC she's known for helping ambitious women speak up, be heard and optimize their impact. Sheryl is also an author, coach, and speaker. Connect with her on LinkedIn  and visit her website   Sheryl's book can be found online -  ZONED IN: The Mental Toughness Our second guest,    Shaymaa Alsahhar is a high performance coach and Chief Technologist, Director at NTT DATA Services. Her contact details are Email: Instagram: shay_chpc Linked in:
August 8, 2019
Become a better networker
Are you aware of your nasty networking rhythm? You don’t have them it’s a matter of spending time in reflection uncover how we build relationships.
August 5, 2019
Why women leave companies in male dominated industries
Why do women leave companies in male-dominated industries? It is a million-dollar question. The reason why it's a million-dollar question is that the cost of turnover, the cost of losing talent, losing that knowledge that you've invested in, you've hired this great person and that goes out the door and you don't know why that is a massive drain on the bottom line. According to Catalyst Report released in 2017, only 6.6% of women work-full time in male-dominated occupations in the United States. In 2019, these decade long issues are still very pervasive and persistent. Women working in male-dominated cultures have found exciting reasons to be engaged in these industries. They want to work, but they're often forced to quit and leave their jobs through unspoken cultural norms. In this episode, we’ll go through the common obstacles that women face in male-dominated industries that many see as outdated, but they're still relevant as well as talk about the solutions to these obstacles. About the PowerBanking Podcast PowerBanking is The Podcasts for women leaders who work in male-dominated industries. Hosted by Founder of & best-selling author, Jacqueline V. Twillie. The focus of this podcast is on tools and strategies that help women enhance their leadership blueprint and embrace her power to effective in work and life. Episode Spotlights [04:00] Most leaders are not aware of all of the issues that women face because women are afraid to talk about it. Challenges Women in Male-Dominated Industries Face [05:50] Pervasive stereotypes: women are weaker, they're not as knowledgeable compared to their male counterparts in the company who are perceived as being stronger, or they're smarter. [06:05] The perception that women are outsiders and they threaten the "way things have been." [06:20] The industry and cultural behaviors have to be more refresh to be inclusive. [06:30] Work-life demands to impact the hours that women are willing to work as they advance in their careers, and grow their families. Women are caring for both children and elderly members in the family, impacts the hours that they are can work. [07:50] Fewer mentoring opportunities which women reported as being important to their success. [08:40] Sexual harassment: it has a new level of awareness such as the #METOO and TIMESUP era. Best Practices For Engaging and Retaining Women Leaders In Companies Within Traditionally Male-Dominated Industries [09:10] Have effective training and development programs and strategies that align business goals with an inclusive business model. [10:10] Solutions for pervasive stereotypes that say women are weak men are strong, and that women are not knowledgeable and men are smarter. [11:07] Have team meetings or company-wide recognition meetings that bring to the forefront examples of women who are performing well in the industry. [11:50] Solution for the view that women are outsiders and they threaten the "way things have been." [12:08] Men should clean up their language they’re talking to women by using colorful language. [12:23] If your company culture is counter to using colorful language, then it's not women who are outsiders who threaten the way things have been, it is that the values haven't been communicated in a way that trickles down into the organization. [12:50] When it comes to “the way things have been,” if a wants to remain innovative, competitive, and in business, they have to adapt with the times and update and have inclusive work environments. [13:35] Solution for the work-life balance impact hours.
August 1, 2019
Step into your power
Are you going big in your leadership journey? Are you taking risks? Are you being fearless? It can be so hard to take risks, and to be fearless because we usually don't want to make mistakes and we don't want to look bad. For women leaders in male dominated industries, you have so much to prove already and on top of that, you just don't want to let yourself down. A lot of you have very high standards for yourself. But what was the last time you've taken a risk at work and done something new for the very first time? As we kick off today's episode, I'm going to share with you 8 things to help inspire you to step into your power and play big as a leader.  Valuable Quote  “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” ― Theodore Roosevelt  8 Tips to Inspire You To Step Into Your Power and to Play Big [05:55] Get Failure Time On Your Annual Calendar. [06:25] Sometimes failure is both expected and accepted [07:25] Put in your calendar annually as leaders, time away for you to think about your greatest endeavors. [07:20] Get Up. You have to get up when you fall down, when you miss a mark, when you miss a milestone when you don't hit your quarterly goals. It's not the end, you can keep going. [07:55] Take baby steps. Right after a failure don't cancel everything that you have planned. Do one thing that's going to help put you in the right direction. [08:10] Take Inspired Action You have to be intentional. What inspires you to do your best? What is it that motivates you? [08:55] When you are constantly taking inspired action as leaders, you inspire those who look up to you and hopefully follow you and those whom you lead, you also inspire them to take action. [09:12] Be Brave. It's necessary for your company and your team to remain innovative and competitive and profitable. So don't be afraid to step outside of the box to buck the norm. [09:55} Try Again If at first you don't succeed, try and try again. When it comes to stepping into your power, and playing big, sometimes you do have to try again and again and again. [10:30] Surround Yourself With People Who Will Push You To Be The Highest and Grandest Version of Yourself. Favorite quote by Oprah Winfrey. Iron sharpens iron. So when you're out there leading and you're taking the risk, and you're stepping into your power and owning your power, you want to be very protective of your environment. [11:10] Go Big or Go Home. Curate an experience for you to take a big leap and step out of your comfort zone. [12:45] Enjoy The Journey. As leaders, we want to figure things out, we want things to go our way and we want it to be this or that. It's not always the case. Part of the journey is doing your part and then knowing when you have to take hands-off and let the rest of the chips fall where they may. Celebrate moments and sit in gratitude to process. [15:05] Part of enjoying the process as a leader is knowing that sometimes you learn more in a challenging situation. You are forced to think more creatively and think outside of the box. [15:30] Breaking your own rules and learning how to expand your thought patterns.  Resources and Links Mentioned in This Episode Book: Break Your Own Rules by Kathryn Heath, Mary Davis Holt, and Sharon Allen
July 29, 2019
Should you invest in a leadership coach?
Should You Invest in a Leadership Coach?  There are a variety skills that experts and life coaches say can benefit you achieve success in your career or life in general. Some of these skills are especially prized higher in some professions but don’t matter in other lines of work. Self-awareness an essential skill for any career, regardless of your field of work. It can help you to become successful in what you do. It is not uncommon to find some people who have succeeded in their careers while others have given up. When we look at someone's career progress, we may only see one thing. But how many microelements have gone into that to make that person what you see on the outside as a success? Numerous research studies have shown that companies or leaders that invest in coaching and leadership development perform better than firms that don’t. Join Jacqueline in today’s episode as she talks about her upcoming book, executive coaching, the importance of self-awareness, the imposter syndrome, taking an audit and looking at what you have really done, as well as admitting your weaknesses in order to become successful.  Valuable Quotes  “What looks easy on the outside is a journey for an individual on the inside.”  Episode Spotlights  [01:55] The level of self awareness that we all need to have in order to be successful. [02:25] The negotiation strategy for business owners when pricing their product or service [03:25] when looking at someone's career progress, you may only see one thing, but there are many micro elements that have gone into that to make that person what you see on the outside as a success. [03:40] How to know that you’re dealing with imposter syndrome [04:20] Admitting that you have a problem is being bold and brave [04:50] The things in your life that you keep putting off to tomorrow and their impact [05:20] Women who have persevered through various challenges to transcend what they thought was possible. [06:30] Find an accountability partner on the PowerBanking group for free. [07:00] Reach out to Jacqueline if you need coaching or an accountability partner. [08:00] Jacqueline’s upcoming book, Don't Leave Money on the Table: Negotiation Strategies for Women in Male Dominated Industries. [10:45] Companies that focus on the women leadership development see higher profitability and they innovate at a faster rate than their competitors who don't have a diverse leadership team. [11:15] helps women with everything from negotiating strategy, executive presence, or risk and resilience through master classes, online training sessions as well as offering employee resource group tool-kits. [11:50] To negotiate effectively, you need to be able to distinguish between good deals and great deals. [12:50] Overview of content inside the Don't Leave Money on the Table: Negotiation Strategies for Women in Male Dominated Industries book [12:55]  The LATTE Method is created to help people take the mystery out of negotiation as well as take away that stigma, that negotiation is a battle.  LATTE Method:  • L: Look at the details  • A: Anticipate challenges  • T: Think about the walk away points  • T: Talk it through  • E: Evaluate all options  [14:10] Using the LATTE Method as your negotiation checklist. [14:40] Why Jacqueline wrote her book. [15:18] Go into a negotiation with as much fact as possible, and whatever facts you don't have, create a list of open-ended questions. [15:55] 80% of the negotiation is in the prep. [16:10] Engage in active listening, not just to hear what's being said, equally as important, is what isn’t being said, in a negotiation. Connect With Jacqueline V. Twillie Website: Podcast:
July 25, 2019
Know your value, get paid top-dollar! Salary negotiation strategy
 Today we are digging into knowing your value so that you can negotiate your work. Well just for those of you who are catching up, you don't know who I am. I'm president and at zerogap We work with companies in male-dominated industries to deliver women's leadership training programs. So as we dive into knowing your value so that you can negotiate your worth, this is a very personal topic because worth is tied to a lot of personal beliefs and talking about money is also deeply personal. So first off we're not going to tackle any woo crazy things today. We're going to go through some very practical items that you can use. So if you have a pen and pad, you definitely want to chat down a few notes here. Okay. So when it comes to knowing your value, what do I mean by that? That term gets thrown around very loosely. A lot of people use the term, know your value, but when it comes to your workplace and knowing your value in the workplace, it's about understanding how you solve problems. And how you contribute in a meaningful way to achieve big goals. So each company, when they hire an employee, whether it is the CEO or someone on the entry-level, they're hiring that person to fill a gap. There is a problem that that company is trying to solve and they need a person in that position to actually go through and do the work. That's where the employee comes in. Again, doesn't matter what level you're on at each level, there are expectations now just doing the bare minimum. That's what the paycheck is for. You're paid to do the work, but when you go above and beyond and when you start to deliver exceptional value to the organization, that's where you get to go in and ask for a promotion or a raise or more responsibility or to be placed on special assignments and tied to a bigger bonus.  
July 22, 2019
Let's talk about negotiating and how to get win/win deals
KBC connects rebroadcast for the PowerBanking Podcast. Negotiating isn't battle it's a conversation. Learn the best-practices to negotiating win/win deals. 
July 18, 2019
Problem solving using the LATTE Negotiation Method
With as many problems as all women leaders in male-dominated fields are faced within their profession and workplace, it looks like there is never enough time and resources to solve each one without encountering hardships on the way. Problems keep escalating so fast that often times leaders are forced to take shortcuts to briefly ease the tension points and find solutions to the next problem. As a result, they fail to solve the root of each problem, therefore remaining in an ending-cycle that makes it an uphill task to find any effective solution. That’s where comes in handy. We curate leadership learning experiences to help companies to be more innovative and competitive while tapping into a diverse talent pool. Why does this matter, focusing on women in male-dominated industries? There are numerous reports that show that companies who are diverse in leadership, they innovate and drive higher profitability than those companies who aren't as diverse. At the end of the day, we're all in business, to achieve goals and to make money and if we're not driving results as leaders, we’re going to be extinct. That's what does. That's why we curate these leadership experiences to develop the leaders in your organization so that you have a strong pipeline of diverse people leading in your organization. Today’s episodes covers a topic that most people want to avoid – problem-solving. We're no strangers to problems in our personal and professional lives. When it comes to creating solutions, best practices for problem-solving, there are two core skills that can't be overlooked: negotiation and executive presence. How do we boost those skills within our leaders so that they can handle problems very quickly and efficiently with the information that they have available? Sometimes we have the luxury of time and getting plenty of information. But if we're realistic, that's not always the case. Today, Jacqueline V. Twillie, President of, is going to show us how we can solve problems using the LATTE and AHA Method. Two Problem Solving Techniques Outlined in This Episode LATTE Method: ·        L: look at the details ·        A: Anticipate challenges ·        T: Think about your walk-away points ·        T: Talk it through ·        E: Evaluate Options AHA Method ·        A: Actions ·        H: Habit ·        A: Attitudes [03:05] Look at details Gather as much information as you can, at the time [03:10] Anticipate challenges That's where you think long term. Strategy comes into play here. [03:23] Think about your walk-away points At what point do we pull away? Do we shut this down? Do we move to something else? [03:30] Talk it through Who else needs to be involved in this conversation, so that when this is rolled out, it's rolled out in a smooth manner? [03:45] Evaluate options Evaluate what you‘re going to do in the most efficient manner in terms of time [04:15] After the problems are solved, it’s time to use the AHA Method ·         A: Attitudes ·         H: Habits ·         A: Actions [04:30] Go back and evaluate the Attitude, Habits, and Actions that led you to that point. [05:00] Think about what you need to repeat or stop doing going forward. [05:30] What executive presence has to do with problem-solving [06:00] Executive presence allows your leaders to communicate more effectively with their team members, peers, and the stakeholders involved. Episode Sponsors: The easiest way to make a podcast. Connect With Jacqueline V. Twillie Website: Podcast: LinkedIn URL: Facebook URL: Twitter URL:
July 15, 2019
Leading Teams using the LATTE Method
Companies in male-dominated industries have an awesome opportunity to be competitive and innovative with a diverse team. A recent research shows that companies that embrace diversity in leadership innovate at a faster rate, increase profitability, and pride themselves in better employee engagement and retention than their competitors who have non-diverse leadership teams. Additionally, companies with diverse teams are better at problem-solving, have a broader client base and more engaged customers leading to increased revenues. Therefore, diversity is crucial for any business and there’s a huge untapped lucrative potential for those leaders who do not yet use diversity as a significant tactic for growth, innovation, and competitiveness in their companies. In today’s episode of PowerBanking, we're talking about leading teams using the LATTE Method. What is LATTE? LATTE is an acronym. It's a negotiation framework. We’re going to learn how top leaders can rely on diverse, integrative teams that combine the collective competencies of men and women, people of different ethnicities, older and younger to grow their organizations and increase profit margins using the LATTE Method. If you are a leader in your organization, who self-profess and say, “I'm not a good negotiator,” here's an excellent opportunity to find ways every day, whether it's within one team or across departments, to collaborate more efficiently and effectively to help you accelerate your results. Valuable Quotes “Negotiation is like a muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it becomes.” “To find a solution that works for everyone, oftentimes, it's when we think outside of the box. That's where the magic happens. That's where we find a solution that we can replicate in different areas of the business.” 5 Topics Covered in LATTE Negotiation Framework for Teams L - Look at the details A -Anticipate challenges T - Think about the walk-away points T- Talk it through E- Evaluate options [02:55] Negotiation is not only sitting at a table, with a contract, hammering out details [03:20] Negotiation is as simple as coordinating a meeting, scheduling projects and brainstorming ideas [04:00] Five Points in the LATTE Method for Teams 1. L- Look at the details [04:10] Think about the problem are you solving [04:20] When people come to a table for a negotiation, there is an exchange of value 2. A- Anticipate the challenges [04:30] One person wins and one person loses myth demystified [05:00] When negotiating, the goal is to work together, collaborate efficiently, and communicate effectively, to reach an ultimate goal. [5:20] Put all the issues on the table and then look at your areas of potential agreement 3. T- Think about your walk-away points [05:30] Time is money -- understand when you need to regroup or bring in a mediator so that you're not wasting time [06:10] if you spend too much time solving a problem your competitors can offer that solution to your customers and you can lose tons of money 4. T- Talk it through [06:20] Bring the right people or the decision-makers to the table 5. E- Evaluate options [7:10] There's more than one way to reach a solution to a problem – let the teams come in with a frame of reference [7:30] Find a solution that works for everyone [7:40] When you think outside of the box, you find a solution that you can replicate in different areas of the business [7:55] Summary for using the LATTE method for teams Episode Episode Sponsors: The easiest way to make a podcast. Connect With Jacqueline V. Twillie Website: Podcast: LinkedIn URL: Facebook URL: Twitter URL:
July 11, 2019
The Women's Leadership Challenge
In this episode of the podcast Jacqueline answers listeners questions about when it’s time to let it in for you go that you really like but they’re just not performing. Dealing with underperforming employees who are unfocused and disengaged is one of the greatest challenges that women in business face. Employees who are struggling to keep up can sap up life out of any business if not managed well and on time and can pull a startup under as well. On the other hand, when managed correctly, employees can become a business greatest asset. How do you cope with underperforming employees as a leader? You don’t have to let underperformance problems escalate to a point where you’re forced to fire an employee. One of the highly valuable skills that you should develop as a leader in your organization is being able to transform your underperforming employees into outstanding performers. In today’s episode of PowerBanking, I will tackle the leadership challenge topic, specifically on how to on what do when you really like an employee as a person, but in terms of them getting their work done, they're not cutting it. You can see the signs that it's time to let them go, but you have invested in them as a leader, you understand their personal circumstances, you understand they have a lot going on and you are worried about the financial impact that letting them go is going to have.  I’ll share some tips on a couple of things to consider as you're going through this phase.  PowerBanking is The Podcasts for women leaders who work in male dominated industries. Hosted by Founder of & best-selling author, Jacqueline V. Twillie. The focus of this podcast is on tools and strategies that help women enhance their leadership blueprint and embrace her power to effective in work and life. Best Quotes ”Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”- Theodore Roosevelt Episode Highlights [2:40] Firstly, have a conversation with that employee about their performance by setting up an appropriate plan and timeline [3:50] Regularly check in and don’t expect the person to change overnight.  [4:30] Set achievable milestones for that person without micromanaging [05:25] Use your discretion to make adjustments to the plan you created if it’s working on one area and not the other. [05:45] What to do when there’s little or no improvement. [06:18] Be very clear and continuously communicate. No one should be alarmed or surprised when they get fired. [06:50] How to let an employee go [07:10] Find an alternative position for an underperforming employee where they’re best suited. [07:30] Identify people on your team who can get things done really well [08:00] Episode summary Episode Sponsors: The easiest way to make a podcast. Connect With Jacqueline V. Twillie Website: Podcast: LinkedIn URL: Facebook URL: Twitter URL:
July 8, 2019
Bonus Episode : Leading and Negotiating w/ Jacqueline Twillie
Bonus Episode w/ Jacqueline Twillie, President of on the Fearless Freed with Dr. G podcast.  What scares you as an entrepreneurial woman? Does fear and anxiety keep you from achieving your goals in life? It is human nature to sidestep unavoidable situations and emotions that scare us. Who wants to walk straight into something that promises to be a painful and intimidating experience? Irrespective of the cause of the fear, it immobilizes too many women and stops them from achieving their life aspirations and goals as well as what they are capable of doing. The attitude of, “I can’t!” is the most common reaction in a fearful situation and it causes inaction. Fear is a big deceiver and it can kill your hustle as a woman in a male-dominated industry before you even start moving, thus sabotaging your success. Fortunately, you can learn how to overcome, ease and eliminate fear. Whether it’s fear of failure, fear losing money, poverty, avoiding risks, or any other fear, it should not stop you from giving success a chance. On today's episode of PowerBanking, I'm thrilled to join Dr. Charmaine Gregory. Dr. G is an Emergency Medicine Nocturnalist, who is zealous about fitness and wellness. As a burnout survivor, she used self-care as a way to recovery. She offers help to women recover their health through fitness, good nutri