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Featured Expert: William D. Burton

At age 30, William D. Burton was taught a mindfulness process which enhanced his creative ability to communicate with the Subconscious Mind. This led him to become recognized as both a wellness consultant and a world class performing artist.

William went on to transform people’s lives as a wellness consultant while also receiving standing ovations opening for the legendary Muddy Waters and blues icon Mr. John Lee Hooker. He has performed at retreats for Jack Canfield-Chicken Soup Enterprises and Les Brown – a $100 million earner as a Motivational Speaker.

William D. Burton

William D. Burton

Q & A

 

Leadership Girl (LG): What is the name of your business?

William Burton: Songs and Witty Stories from the Heart Museum

LG: Tell us about your business…

William: I have trained more than 100,000 people in ‘Subconscious Mind Control!’ – a process I discovered which teaches artists and others ways to communicate with the Subconscious Mind. I also use cutting edge anti-aging nutrition when I coach clients.

LG: Who do you serve?

William: I perform and coach at Corporate events as well as for individuals. I also perform at Music Festivals and do a limited number of club dates and private parties. I love teaching the creativity process to new artists of all ages!

LG: What is your website’s url?

William: www.williamdburton.com

LG: How did you get into your current business? What opportunities or needs did you see?

William: Two things.

1. I helped an AIDS patient gain 4 pounds through my nutritional process in 1980 which got me excited about self healing.

2. I got compliments from World Class Artists about my music. This got me very motivated as an artist.

William D. BurtonLG: What have been your biggest challenges?

William: Booking and representing myself.

LG: What has been your Greatest Reward?

William: Having people respond so positively to both my Music and my Wellness process.

LG: If you could change something, what would it be?

William: I would free myself from working as a consultant for WorkForce development to pursue both aforementioned careers.

LG: Who are your ideal clients?

William: Anyone who desires to become informed about health or entertained by Mindful Music – low volume, high energy live music.

LG: Social Media, Yay or Nay?

William: Yes… Facebook, LinkedIn, Reverbnation

LG: What is unique about your business?

William: There are few people doing what I do as a Personal Growth Coach…  demonstrating that my Creativity and Wellness system works, rocking the house at age 73, and jogging with my wife on my back in the sand!



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Featured Expert: Sharon Haver

Sharon Haver helps women entrepreneurs and small business owners be seen so that they can step into their star power.

As an internationally recognized style expert + personal brand success strategist, with a combined background in the business of marketing, entrepreneurship and visual messaging, Sharon helps women who want to be seen as an influencer get the high-level clients they want.

Sharon Haver

Sharon Haver

Q & A

 

Leadership Girl (LG): What is the name of your business?

Sharon Haver: FocusOnStyle.com

LG: Tell us about your business…

Sharon: I have a three-decade career in both style + business including New York photography fashion stylist for 15 years, bootstrapping web entrepreneur, speaker, spokesperson, and the bootstrapping founder of FocusOnStyle.com, online since 1999.

My vast style background, marketing degree and entrepreneurial spirit brought a wealth of opportunities including starring in my own Macy’s TV commercial and headlining a lifestyle book alongside President Jimmy Carter and Gloria Steinem. My weekly Scripps Howard News Service fashion advice column was distributed to 400 newspapers.

I have been featured in hundreds of television, radio, print, and online media such as Real Simple, CNN, Martha Stewart, Oprah, ELLE, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and more.

I am the creator of Simply Amazing Headshots, the C’est Chic Crash Course, author of StyleWORD, Fashion Quotes For Real Style, and host of the 7 Days to Amazing Podcast.

LG: Who do you serve?

Sharon: I’m dedicated to helping other lady bosses and their businesses get out there so they can step into their STAR Power and get high-level clients and opportunities.

LG: What is your website’s url?
LG: How did you get into your current business? What opportunities or needs did you see?

Sharon: I became a stylist when an art director hired me for a 3-week shoot in St. Maarten. Upon my return to New York, word got out and photographers kept hiring me as a stylist. I upped my day rate ten-fold! I guess being a stylist pursued me rather than my pursuing it as a career. I worked steadily as a New York fashion stylist for 15 years!

Even though I had fab jobs and went on glamorous locations, it never felt “right.” Rather than creating brand images and working with models and actresses, I wanted to help everyday women feel great about themselves.

So I pitched a fashion advice column to the Scripps Howard News Service and they said yes! The “Focus on Style by Sharon Haver” column went out to 400 papers each week.

I left the newswire for a syndicator who screwed me. Long story short, rather than being on maternity leave I found myself with newspapers expecting my column. I got out of the bad deal and launched FocusOnStyle.com as a B2B site for my column in 1999 when my son was newborn.

The site took off in a big way.

I quickly learned everything I need to know to run an online business and it’s in its 18th year online. SEO became just as sexy as shoes to me, and who ever thought I would understand tech? But if it’s your business you must be well-versed in its operations, especially when starting out.

My “business getting” site suddenly became a go-to style site offering stylist advice to help you make the most of what you’ve got.

A few years ago, I felt a pull of wanting my business side to come forward.

I wanted to help other women entrepreneurs to fully be empowered with their strengths and be seen as not only a leader in their expertise but someone who had that certain something that made them shine over the masses.

Positioning IS the new currency.

You must stand out in a crowded market while being the best at being you. I call that stepping into your authentic STAR Power… helping women own that is what drives me.

It wasn’t easy for me.

Even though I have been on all sides of media, it was about making other people look good. So I finally took the big gulp and came out as the face of my brand. If I can do it, so can you… that’s the need I fill: helping you be the best at being you!

LG: What have been your biggest challenges?

Sharon: Seeing women who shortchange themselves and knowing I could help them thrive if they would only give themselves permission to be seen fully.

LG: What has been your Greatest Reward?

Sharon: Seeing clients and students unfold in their authentic style and watching their confidence and capabilities blossom.

LG: If you could change something, what would it be?

Sharon: I wish I could hold a magical mirror to other women entrepreneurs so they could see their magnificent worth and finally stop hiding and start celebrating themselves to fully step into their STAR Power.

LG: Who are your ideal clients?

Sharon: Smart, savvy, experienced woman who want to be the face of their brand and embrace the power of being the best at being themselves.

LG: Social Media, Yay or Nay?

Sharon: Yay.

LG: What is unique about your business?

sharon haverSharon: We live in such a fast-paced world now where first impressions are formed in just a few seconds. The Internet has made it so that every photo, every video, every visual image of us is just like our own magazine cover!

We go through over-crowded social media streams where we are positioned next to celebrities, thought leaders and industry leaders… how we show up is critical to our success.

Those who are seen as Influencers reap the awards, the others are just swiped over. It’s that simple. But don’t worry, anyone can have their influence match their credibility with some strategic tweaks.

I have the unique background of being a “two-headed monster,” equally versed in running and marketing a business as in style.

To me, it’s the holistic approach of actually walking my talk on every level that propels us to success.

All my tips come from my real world professional experience.

As a bootstrapping entrepreneur with a business degree in Marketing and a graduate of an extensive amount of business and personal development programs and high-level masterminds, my advice is based on how I’ve successfully run my online business since 1999.

Being a style expert and personal brand success strategist is the combination of getting your visual and brand message in sync.

Prior to be being the founder of FocusOnStyle.com, I was a well-known New York fashion stylist on major photo shoots for 15 years, where I styled everything from Vogue covers to advertising campaigns for cheesy products that I made look so good that you would actually want to buy them.

Empowering everyday women to think like a stylist to confidently dress themselves to shine was a dream, so I pitched a syndicated column where my fashion advice was distributed to 400 newspapers each week on the Scripps Howard News Wire.

The 7 Days to Amazing Podcast are conversations with guest experts, celebrities, and thought leaders including Carson Kressley, Alison Levine and Joan Juliet Buck to help you make your life, business and style even more amazing in the next week.

StyleWORD, Fashion Quotes For Real Style is the stylist express book for high-impact style and fashion advice that gets to the point. I am creator of The C’est Chic Crash Course,

Simply Amazing Headshots, and other personal development programs along with VIP celebrity business brand training for small business owners and fellow entrepreneurs.

I have been my own boss since I left my first “real” job at a press release distribution agency.

My well-seasoned career boils down to getting your message out there in a variety of ways.

I have a love/hate relationship with tech, and find running a successful online business just as fabulous as a new pair of shoes or what your font says about you.

Helping you and your business get out there is my passion.

Business is in my blood; style just happens to be my beat.

I speak my truth and go after it; let me lead you to do the same.



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Featured Expert: Michelle Campbell

Michelle Campbell is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant and Founder/CEO of Time Value Accounting & Business Services, LLC. She has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Finance from Florida International University in Miami, FL. Michelle has many years of experience navigating the waters of accounting and finance and has spent the majority of her career as the lead finance officer for non-profit educational institutions, including a major university and a national consumer advocacy organization.

Michelle Campbell

Michelle Campbell

Q & A

Leadership Girl (LG): What is the name of your business?

Michelle Campbell: Time Value Accounting & Business Services, LLC

LG: Tell us about your business…

Michelle: Time Value Accounting & Business Services specializes in helping small businesses to achieve growth and profits with accounting and consultancy competencies that allows business owners to concentrate on professional specializations. Time Value provides business owners with peace of mind by fulfilling finance-related compliance and assistance with tax savings and maximization of profits.

LG: Who do you serve?

Michelle: Time Value Accounting & Business Services serves the small business community as well as individuals with tax planning and tax resolution services. The small business community is varied and large and requires special assistance to remove common hurdles to growth and profit. The lack of training, mentorship and strategy is reflected in the number of business closures. Time Value wants to help overcome some of these hurdles by providing sound financial management and guidance to otherwise talented small business owners.

LG: What is your website’s url?

Michelle: www.timevalueaccounting.com

LG: How did you get into your current business? What opportunities or needs did you see?

Michelle: Short answer – I felt it was time for a promotion, so I decided to do it myself.

Long answer – We often wait for employers to provide us with the right opportunity or promotion, when in fact, in this day and age, we must take the initiative to do it ourselves. Some employers have good policies and promotion potential, but this is not often the case. I decided that I didn’t want to be on that hamster wheel anymore and to take my livelihood into my own hands.

LG: What have been your biggest challenges?

Michelle: Continuous learning in my industry is extremely important. We must complete 40 hours of CPE per year in order to enhance our knowledge and stay in compliance with federal and state regulations. As an entrepreneur, learning also includes competencies that are outside of my “comfort zone”. This is something I convey to my consulting clients on a regular basis in order to prepare them on their own journey.

LG: What has been your Greatest Reward?

Michelle: My greatest reward is being an actual profit-making business owner. Not because of the money necessarily, but because I have overcome being a shy introvert in order to achieve this goal. When I stop to think about where I am now compared to when I started, the thought is that I ACTUALLY have paying clients that count on me and trust me. I am grateful for this accomplishment.

Michelle CampbellLG: If you could change something, what would it be?

Michelle: Seeking a mentor in the early stages of my business would have been ideal. The lack of knowledge on how to find a mentor held me back from achieving growth at that time.

LG: Who are your ideal clients?

Michelle: I have clients from very different industries; seemingly nothing in common. For me, this difference makes life interesting. What I truly want in a client is one that listens and learns… and on time. I want to like my clients personally and I want them to like me. If we listen and respect each other, our business relationship will be enjoyable.

LG: Social Media, Yay or Nay?

Michelle: Social media is a given method of marketing and communication today. There is no getting past this fact of entrepreneurial life. The best we can do is to make it as enjoyable as possible.

LG: What is unique about your business?

Michelle: My business is unique because it is geared towards helping small businesses grow. Through our small business packages, we cover everything you need to be in compliance, which frees up your time to work on your business. Our higher-level services helps small businesses to grow and become enlightened in their business. This is our focus. We are not trying to be big CPA firms with expensive and out-of-reach everything. We are helping those who need it the most.



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Featured Expert: Erin Edgar

Erin Edgar practices law as a licensed attorney in the state of North Carolina. She worked for many years in the non-profit sector, but she now has her own solo practice. Erin graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law and has received further training in mediation, collaborative negotiation and other forms of conflict resolution.

Erin became interested in law in high school while studying history. She continues to be fascinated by the common social and political elements and traditions that bind societies together. As she deepened her understanding, she began to appreciate the ways the law can be used for collaboration among diverse people and beliefs.

Q & A

 

Leadership Girl (LG): What is the name of your business?
Erin Edgar

Erin Edgar

Erin Edgar: The Law Office of Erin Baker Edgar, PLLC

LG: Tell us about your business…

Erin: I work to use the law for healing and protection of families, their assets and legacies. I serve clients throughout the Triangle and surrounding areas, and assist with legal needs of families in transition. My services range from creating wills to formulating custody agreements after a separation. My clients benefit from my empathic and compassionate listening style as well as my legal knowledge and competence.

LG: Who do you serve?

Erin: I serve primarily people in transition or those contemplating transition of some kind. This includes people going through divorce or separation, or others interested in developing a legacy, such as through a will or trust.

LG: What is your website’s url?

Erin: http://erinedgarlegal.com

LG: How did you get into your current business? What opportunities or needs did you see?

Erin: I worked in the non-profit sector for some time. I realized that, although rewarding, the work that I was doing did not address one of my fundamental passions, which is to help people identify legal options to assist them through life changes.

Many people, when faced with situations of sudden and drastic change, such as a separation, tend to give their legal power away. This is because they are not sure of what options are available to them. When they suddenly find themselves in conflict, they are not sure what they can legally ask for or are legally entitled to have or receive.

LG: What have been your biggest challenges?

Erin: My biggest challenges have been identifying when I could no longer be of assistance to clients. I have a personality that wants to care for and help people. When I find I can no longer assist someone (or when assisting them would no longer be in their best interest), it is my duty to let them know. My clients rely on me to interpret the law for them. It is sometimes hard to convince myself that I have done all I can do.

LG: What has been your Greatest Reward?

Erin: My greatest reward is that I am now able to exercise so much personal choice in my business. For example, I can practice law in the fields I am passionate about; I do not have limitations on the type of cases I can take set by others. That said, I have my own limitations and policies about client boundaries and my own rules about what kinds of matters I choose not to handle. However, these things are based on personal choice rather than handed down from a management entity.

LG: If you could change something, what would it be?

Erin: I would change the fact that I work at home for now. This is due to my business’s financial situation more than personal choice. As my business grows, I will have the funding to change this. Sometimes keeping that thought in my head does not make the multiple distractions of a home environment easier to bear.

Erin EdgarLG: Who are your ideal clients?

Erin: My ideal clients are families with children. The parents may have a disabled child they want to place in an educational environment and have questions about the school’s obligations. The parents in the family are contemplating their own inheritances and wish to make wills indicating who should receive their legacy. They also might want advice on drafting documents, such as living wills and powers of attorney, to signify their wishes should they be faced with financial or health problems. And if all of that weren’t enough, the husband and wife are separating and want to work together to make custody arrangements that are in their children’s best interests.

LG: Social Media, Yay or Nay?

Erin: Yay, when I can find the time. I notice that I get overwhelmed with other duties and put off posting to social media. I need to learn to make the time and have scheduled posts as well as limits on my own time that I spend; it can suck you in like a vacuum.

LG: What is unique about your business?

Erin: I strive to help clients through deep and lasting life changes and transformations that can be potentially very emotional. For these reasons, I want clients to feel safe coming to me and in sharing their potential vulnerabilities with me. I also encourage clients to work collaboratively with the opposing parties to cement change and meaningful transformation.



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Featured Expert: Laurece West

Voice and Performance expert Laurece West trains business and creative professionals in speaking and communication skills, strategy and mindset to significantly increase their impact in media, interviews, client interactions, boardrooms, courtrooms, classrooms, sales, proposals, negotiations, presentations, inspirational talks and keynotes. Laurece works with individuals and teams, as well as students, at the Durham Arts Council, the Duke Institute for Brain Science, and the U.N.C. School of Media and Journalism. Additionally a singing coach, Laurece is the author of Creating a $20 Million Dollar Voice, the Professional Singer’s Road Map: How to Go from Good to Great to Legend.

Q & A

Laurece West

Laurece West

Leadership Girl (LG): What is the name of your business?

Laurece: Laurece West Studios

LG: Tell us about your business.

Laurece West: I train both singers and speakers to communicate with skill, ease, creativity and confidence to reach and inspire their listeners.

I work with individuals and deliver interactive training to business groups and academia. Interactive training includes voice, body language, improv, mindset, communication and presentation skills as well as secret sauces: The Art and Science of Presenting, Powerful Presentations, Ace Your Interviews, Speak with Ease and Confidence, Stronger Voice, The Bottom Line (sales), Career Invigorating Speaking, Clear Communication for Non-Native Speakers, Ease Workplace Conflict, Build Strong and Effective Teams, Police Officer Communication Training, Appreciating Diversity, and Communicate to Connect. (Titles are trademarked.)

As a teaching artist for the Durham Arts Council, I offer programs to students K-12 in four counties – the workshops Speak with Ease and Confidence and Ace Your Interviews; the residencies Improv Performance the InterPlay Way and Powerful Presentations; and the performances Jazz Singing – the Swing and the Style and R&B Singing – the People and the Power. (Titles are trademarked.)

Each training is interactive, allowing people to learn skills by actively doing – participating in improv, speaking, moving, singing, expressing themselves, questioning, telling their stories and laughing.

LG: Who do you serve?

Laurece: People who speak for business communication, non-native speakers, and singers on a professional track.

LG: What is your website’s url?

Laurece: www.laureceweststudios.com

LG: How did you get into your current business? What opportunities or needs did you see?

Laurece: I am from a talkative and musical family with four generations of professional musicians, fine artists and teachers. I play a number of instruments, studied singing for 12 years in New York, becoming a recording artist and performer. I have been coaching voice and performance for 24 years. For 16 years I only worked with singers, which required coaching on vocal health and the speaking voice to ensure optimal singing. When I moved to North Carolina 8 years ago, I started coaching speakers also. Each client is unique and a pleasure to train – entrepreneurs, voice-over artists, grad students, undergrads, internationals, and singers in all popular styles. I help each client create a beautiful voice, free their creativity and self-expression, give peak performances, connect deeply with their listeners and create new career opportunities.

LG: What have been your biggest challenges?

Laurece: Changing the mindset that dreaming alone is sufficient.

Gaining new voice and performance skills is similar to developing athletic skills both in time and sweat equity. Second nature habits and limiting beliefs, many years in the making, need to be replaced with new efficient neuromuscular singing and speaking skills, an elevated mindset, empowerment and strategy.

Designed from Olympic and professional athletic coaching, our Elite training is a high density of sessions to problem solve, ensure rapid skill acquisition, integration and career acceleration.

LG: What has been your greatest reward?

Laurece: The satisfaction of my clients, happy with their amazing transformation and up-leveling.

Read the results they experience in Google Reviews – https://www.google.com/search?q=Laurece+west+Studios&oq=laurece&aqs=chrome.5.69i60l2j69i59j0j69i57j69i59.4562j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#lrd=0x89ace1c1867041e3:0xc9fbe850aca6556d,1,

Praise Pages – http://www.laureceweststudios.com/praise.html

Laurece WestLG: If you could change something, what would it be?

Laurece: Everyone would awaken spiritually to love, respect and accept all peoples and cherish the earth through constructive thought and actions.

LG: Who are your ideal clients?

Laurece: Highly motivated, fast paced, and extremely ambitious people ready to take action consistently to excel professionally.

LG: Social Media, Yay or Nay?

Laurece: Yay!

LG: What is unique about your business?

Laurece: I can quickly diagnose voice challenges and provide solutions so people gain vocal health, strength and flexibility. I support clients to make lifestyle changes so they are empowered to perform at peak. In addition to solid skills and an elevated mindset, my clients learn InterPlay improv to free their words, stories or songs and develop the ability to respond under pressure with their unique brilliance, creativity and confidence.



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Featured Expert: Marilyn Moser

Marilyn Moser is maverick in the women’s leadership arena. She’s a wife and mother, and lives her passion of empowering women. She enjoys mentoring and coaching her team and business colleagues, challenging them to become their best self. She has 30 years of experience in the health & wellness industry from Radiology & Mammography Healthcare Sciences to a former fitness instructor. She cherishes her family, and loves traveling the world to live a life on purpose! She’s a top leader in a Nutrigenomics company and enjoys training teams to maximize their earning potential and a grow their influence. Marilyn is excited to be writing her first Book on leadership and will give her success tips on becoming an authentic entrepreneur!

Q & A

Leadership Girl (LG): What is the name of your business?

Marilyn Moser: Lifevantage

Marilyn Moser

Marilyn Moser

LG: Tell us about your business.

Marilyn: Lifevantage is a leadership focused company that has a global vision in bio-hacking the aging code with Nutrigenomics. Lifevantage is a NASDAQ company and sponsors real Salt Lake Professional Soccer Team. Our products are scientifically validated on www.pubmed.gov.

LG: Who do you serve?

Marilyn: Anyone that wants to look, feel and perform better. We have a product line that is clinically proven to extend life span.

LG: What is your website’s url?

Marilyn: marilynkmoser.lifevantage.com

LG: How did you get into your current business? What opportunities or needs did you see?

Marilyn: I was introduced to Lifevantage six years ago from a coworker and friend. I have always been passionate about fitness, health and wellness, and it was the perfect fit for me as I was approaching my “Empty nest” stage of life. I was excited to explore a new marketing company with a unique patented product line, and it’s allowed me an early exit strategy from my full time 30 year Radiology Mammography career. It has given me the opportunity for personal growth and expanded my leadership potential. I am also excited to be writing my first book on Empowering Women facing the empty nest stage of life. My book will be available this fall.

LG: What have been your biggest challenges?

Marilyn: Learning the network marketing industry, balancing my family and business while growing my leadership skills.

LG: What has been your greatest reward?

Marilyn MoserMarilyn: The incredible personal development with this process and amazing friendships I’ve been fortunate to form, the opportunity to travel and experience life at a whole new level.

LG: If you could change something, what would it be?

Marilyn: I wish I would have discovered this industry years ago and had the courage to explore new career avenues.

LG: Who are your ideal clients?

Marilyn: Women or men who are looking to improve their health and performance while build their earning potential.

LG: Social Media, Yay or Nay?

Marilyn: Yes.

LG: What is unique about your business?

Marilyn: We have a unique patented product line that’s partnered with top leadership icons like John Maxwell, Eric Worre, Roy Spence, Andy Andrews & Mel Robbins.



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Featured Expert: Farha Syed

Farha Syed is a certified residential interior designer. She is passionate about her work and believes in giving her clients a memorable experience in working with her. With each new project, she strives to give her best work by transforming her clients homes and lives with a design that is suited to their lifestyle that they can enjoy for years to come.

Farha Syed

Farha Syed

Q & A

Leadership Girl: What is the name of your business?

Farha Syed: Farha Syed Design, LLC

Leadership Girl: Can you tell us about your business?

Farha: At Farha Syed Design, an Interior Design company in Aldie, we work with you, our most valued and respected clients, to design your home to work with your lifestyle, creating the functionality, character and charm that make your home a true reflection of your personalities.

Leadership Girl: Who do you serve?

Farha: Busy families who do not have time, and/or who are not quite sure of how to make the room look put together and require professional help from a designer.

Leadership Girl: What is your website’s url?

Farha: http://farhasyeddesign.com

Leadership Girl: How did you get into your current business? What opportunities or needs did you see?

Farha: It is an inherited gift that has become my passion, which I would like to use to help those who seek my expertise and knowledge.

Leadership Girl: What have been your biggest challenges?

Farha: Reaching the right audience who have an understanding of how designers work and have realistic expectations and budgets.

Leadership Girl: What has been your Greatest Reward?

Farha SyedFarha: My greatest reward is an amazing coach and a support system of amazing designers who are ready to stand behind us. Happy clients who have happily referred us to others who might benefit from our services.

Leadership Girl: If you could change something, what would it be?

Farha: To have a fuller pipeline of clients waiting to work with me.

Leadership Girl: Who are your ideal clients?

Farha: My ideal clients are those who have an understanding and respect for the profession and have reasonable expectations and budgets when hiring a professional designer.

Leadership Girl: Social Media, Yay or Nay?

Farha: Yay

Leadership Girl: What is unique about your business?

Farha: Our mission is about making our clients’ experience working with us a pleasant and memorable one and exceeding their expectations by going above and beyond in delivering our services.



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Entrepreneur Interview – Brenda Adelman

Entrepreneur Interview – Brenda AdelmanBrenda Adelman is an On-Stage and On-Video Performance Coach, Storytelling Mentor and Forgiveness Expert. She has a critically acclaimed one-woman show, based on her life story, that she’s performed in London, NYC and Los Angeles, and a Hero of Forgiveness Award from the Hawaii International Forgiveness Project. Brenda has been interviewed on Fox-TV news and on NPR.

Entrepreneur Interview Q & A

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1. What is your business/Business Name? What does your business do?

Forgiveness and Freedom. I teach people how to forgive the past, how to heal from their story, and then how to share it in a captivating way that moves their viewers, readers, audiences, and tribe to action.

2. Why did you get into this field? What opportunities did you see?

I began as an actor, then started teaching about forgiveness because of my own BIG Forgiveness Story. My father killed my mother and married her sister. Once I learned that freedom was on the other side of forgiveness, I had a “knowing” that I had to share about it. Over the years, many performers and business owners asked me about my one-woman show and expressed interest in speaking about their lives. I looked at what was stopping them; it was resistance because they didn’t know how to handle their emotions and a lack of skill, so I decided I would teach both. I created a couple of online programs and I coach privately.

3. What have been your biggest challenges?

The biggest challenge was learning all the new skills that came with bringing my in-person business online. Luckily, I invested in some wonderful trainings and great coaches and teachers, and I hired just enough virtual assistance to get me in the game early on.

4. What has been your greatest reward?

I change peoples lives that I could never have reached in person. I have entrepreneur clients who have never shared their story (because it was too painful) until they worked with me. I have performer clients on tour with their solo-shows in Europe, NYC, Orlando, and Seattle. These are people who had a dream, but most didn’t set foot onstage until they got into my program. I have residual income coming in from work that’s already been done.

5. If you could change something, what would it be?

I wish I saw the overall picture when I first began. Instead i was investing in services that I didn’t need to be investing in yet. For example, having a full time virtual assistant when I first began.

6. If you could give a new entrepreneur advice, what would it be?

Do your research when you are hiring a coach. Don’t go for the big guru type programs where you don’t get one-on-one help. It’s important to have access to your coach. Get the accountability you need.

7. Social Media. Yay or Nay?

Yay. Facebook and Twitter.

8. How do you market your products?

My e-zine, social media promo days, my Facebook group, giveaways, Facebook ads, website, amazon.

9. Is your business a service or a product? If you are a product, how do you handle production?

Service and digital products. Coaching, speaking, show.

10. What is unique about your business?

I come from a professional acting background, have performed my show and presented for over 11,000 people internationally from women prisoners to college students to youth at risk to domestic violence trainings to the US military to theatre festivals. I’m a critically acclaimed actor, studied at the top schools. And I come from a healing background — I have a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology.

11. Sell me your product/service.

If you are a performer, actor, singer, musician, poet, or dancer tired of waiting for someone else to give you a break, sign up for my comprehensive online video program ‘How to Create, Promote and Profit with a One-Person Show’ and let’s get you on the map. Create fans, fully express yourself and make money. Plus you’ll have access to Brenda weekly in our private program community on Facebook, ‘The Inner Guide to Success’ PDF (to help move you through resistance), the ‘4 Part Ultimate SHOW Success Planner’, and access to 2 interviews. One is with an entertainment attorney who answers questions regarding writing about real life people, and one with an actor who surpassed her crowdfunding goals to pay for her creative project.

If you are an entrepreneur with a big message to share and want to add speaking to your business model (on stage to stand out and speak your truth and use your talent) you’ll learn how to put a five to 20 minute to full-length presentation together in ‘How to Create, Promote and Profit with a One-Person Show’. Just $597 http://www.forgivenessandfreedom.com/createyoursoloshow

If you are an entrepreneur who wants to find the right story to share to serve your business, know how to handle the emotions of your story, learn how to craft it so you are compelling, and how to stand out on stage and be authentic in your videos, you can learn everything you need in my 3 Part Master Class Series ‘The Freedom to Tell Your Hero Story’. The Home Study version is just $197,

12. How can people get in touch with you? What’s your website/Contact information?


 

 

 


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Entrepreneur Interview – Jenny Fitz

Entrepreneur Interview - Jenny FitzAfter owning her first award winning company for 11 years, Jenny Fitz felt it was time to go global. Her ability to network, promote and support female entrepreneurs has resulted in FEMM International.

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Entrepreneur Interview Q & A

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1. What is your business/Business Name? What does your business do?

Jenny Fitz is the Founder of FEMM International (Female Entrepreneur & Mentorship Movement). The conduit between experts and those seeking knowledge. The focus is to inspire and embolden youth and women around the globe to create positive change.

2. Why did you get into this field? What opportunities did you see?

I owned and operated a business in a small town, yet I was attending workshops and conferences on a much larger scale; that really put things into perspective.

Female entrepreneurs are making an impact, and with there being over 120 million of them in the world, what better way to be a part of the movement then to model a business around it!

3. What have been your biggest challenges?

So far, it has been creating a global awareness so the FEMM community can showcase the kick-ass women out there who are changing the world for the better.

4. What has been your greatest reward?

The support of my community, both on-line and off as the transition and focus changes from my first company to the new one, has been motivational. Also getting to interview Emmy Award Winners, CEOs, artists/authors, etc (all entrepreneurs and all female) has been the bread and butter of the whole company!

5. If you could change something, what would it be?

I would change the views that the world still has on women and their capabilities within the workplace. Women are taking over the world and I fully intend to be on that train.

6. If you could give a new entrepreneur advice, what would it be?

Don’t be naive. It is difficult to come up with a new idea that hasn’t already been saturated. Make sure you research, and once you have a plan in place, everything will be “easy peasy, lemon squeezy.”

Jenny Fitz7. Social Media. Yay or Nay?

Yay, it’s actually bizarre how much time people spend on it and how many run their successful businesses on teaching the ins and outs of social media. Definitely need to have a presence and keep up with the pace.

8. How do you market your products?

Social media, website and email list are all super important. We are starting webinars, Twitter parties, podcasts, etc, in the New Year and can’t wait!

9. Is your business a service or a product? If you are a product, how do you handle production?

We have both, and we outsource our products to the experts who know how to do it right.

10. What is unique about your business?

We aren’t focused on one business sector or one area of expertise. We want the whole world to know what FEMMpreneurs have to offer and how to achieve success.

11. Sell me your product/service.

This is YOUR time. You have tried and failed, or not tried at all in case you failed. It is in YOU to inspire and embolden, and the only way to live the life you deserve is to take a chance on you. Become a FEMMpreneur and join the Movement that is changing the world as we know it. This is YOUR time.

12. How can people get in touch with you? What’s your website/Contact information?


 


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Entrepreneur Interview – Morissa Schwartz

Entrepreneur Interview - Morissa SchwartzMorissa Schwartz is a digital entrepreneur, singer, bestselling author, Guinness World Record Breaker, and professional speaker. You’ve seen her on MTV, Fox, News 12, and more, and read her work for Entertainment Weekly, Hello Giggles, and more.

Entrepreneur Interview Q & A

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1. What is your business/Business Name? What does your business do?

GenZ Publishing is an innovative publishing company that seeks to publish the kinds of books and authors we don’t often see published by other publishers.

2. Why did you get into this field? What opportunities did you see?

I had my first book professionally published and go on to be a bestseller when I was in college. So many people asked me how I got a book published at such a young age, and I didn’t have a great answer for them. I knew I was incredibly lucky. So I started a publishing company to allow authors my own age, new authors and innovative authors a place to be published.

3. What have been your biggest challenges?

At the beginning it was my age (I was a college student!) and getting people to take me seriously while I gained confidence in myself.

4. What has been your greatest reward?

Seeing the authors’ excitement when they are published. It is life changing.

5. If you could change something, what would it be?

It may sound like a cliche, but it would be less hate and more tolerance. See, I am a strong believer that, “there’s no one you wouldn’t love once you learn their story.”

6. If you could give a new entrepreneur advice, what would it be?

Be not afraid. It may seem extremely difficult and impossible, but if you believe you will be a success, you will stop at nothing until you are.

Morissa Schwartz7. Social Media. Yay or Nay?

Yay, yay, 100% yay! My business would not exist without social media. See, I started my company as a college student with no budget. I grew GenZ through social media outreach; that was it. Social media is incredible.

8. How do you market your products?

Social media. Book festivals, fairs and readings. Our website: GenZPublishing.org.

9. Is your business a service or a product? If you are a product, how do you handle production?

We have eBooks and paperback books.

10. What is unique about your business?

We give a voice to an innovative group of people often unheard of.

11. Sell me your product/service.

Reading the same books as everyone else will just mean that you think like everyone else. With GenZ’s books, you can challenge your mind and expectations with innovative books written by some of the brightest writers of our time.

12. How can people get in touch with you? What’s your website/Contact information?



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