In this series, I will feature real leaders who will share what is different about and important to know in creating and leading strong teams. These leaders will share their beliefs about building relationships with their teams and how that leads to success for everyone. They have key insights and tips on the “how” of leadership.
Even if you are not in the top leadership positions in your company and are not making millions of dollars, this series is for you! If you have had some success in building, growing, and leading a team and want more, this is definitely for you! It is all about stepping into your leadership role and being supported in the aspects of leadership that have gone well and the mistakes you may have made along the way.
Leadership Stars with Rebecca Hall Gruyter
Statistics show that currently, women make up only about 5% of CEO positions and about 17% of the corporate board members among Fortune 500 companies. This number has not changed significantly in over a decade. While women are making inroads into business ownership, men still outnumber women in this arena too. Why is it that women struggle with stepping into leadership and owning it? Join Linda Patten and her featured guest, Rebecca Hall Gruyter as they show you how to define leadership in today’s world and then what it takes for a leader to step out from behind the curtain to begin to be boldly unapologetic about our desire to make significant changes in the future of the world as we so often state is our purpose.
Leadership Stars with Rolanda Wilson
Rolanda Wilson is the founder and owner of Sound Investments, Inc. She provides financial services through Small Business Coaching and full service Real Estate Sales and Property Management. As a Broker with the California Bureau of Real Estate, a Small Business Owner, and a HUD Certified Housing Counselor, Rolanda has over 25 years’ experience in financial and real estate services.
In August 2015, Rolanda was installed as the President of the Women’s Council of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers. As President, she launched Fundamental Investments in Real Estate Management (FIRM)® which is a mentorship program that targets low to moderate income high school teenagers (ages 16 – 18). The goal is to increase the awareness of the importance of understanding finances; demonstrate how finances play a major role in success as an adult; preparing for the job market; positioning for success as a future homeowner; and increasing sustainable and responsible homeownership for their families.
It is Rolanda’s passion to empower women business owners to live the life they desire while running a profitable business and maintaining their family responsibilities. That is why she created 5 Steps To Your Financial Success. Through one on one and group coaching, the 5 step program walks a small business owner to all the steps it takes to grow their business, understand their numbers and live the life they dream of. Each step is crucial to a business owner understand how they make their money, how they are spending their money and how to analyze their sales funnels and expenses.
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Leadership Stars with Ariana Newcomer
Ariana Newcomer specializes in healing the soul’s voice to joyfully express its divine purpose. She teaches conscious women in business to unlock their soul’s voice so they can speak with power and confidence, get their message across, and create highly successful, deeply fulfilling businesses that change the world.
Called “The Voice Coach’s Voice Coach” because of the depth of her knowledge and understanding of the physical, psychological and spiritual aspects of voice, Ariana is the creator of the Reclaim Your Authentic Voice™, Voice Your Value™ and The Voice of My Soul™ programs.
Ariana is a Harvard graduate, former professional opera singer, and mom of 2. She holds 2 coaching certifications, and has taught voice since 1995. She is a Massage Therapist, a Certified Partnership Practitioner, and an internationally published best-selling author.
A voice injury ended her singing career, and her journey back to a healthy voice and into entrepreneurship inspired her unique and powerful approach to voice and business coaching. Ariana’s lifelong personal growth journey informs her work, along with her rich performing, teaching and therapeutic background.
Free Gift – Voice Your Value™ eBook, How to own your value and the value of the transformation you provide, so you can speak with power and confidence.
Leadership Stars with guest Kerry Hargraves
Welcome to the ever playful, bubble-blowing Kerry Hargraves. After over 30 years of struggling to be the serious, proper, straight-laced corporate adult that we’re expected to become, she gave it all up, bought several hundred pink plastic flamingos and started on a journey to find herself.
If you want to know what the flamingos were for, you’ll have to ask her.
Thanks to those flamingos she found her passion and mission in life: To increase the level of happiness and joy in the Universe. So how does she do that, you might ask?
She does it by working with women entering or in the second half of life to help them become bodacious bad-ass.
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- Find the playful in even the most mundane tasks.
- Unleash the laughter inside and out at any given moment.
- Enhance the boredom and find the bodacious in life and relationships. And much more.
- Learn to lose control with confidence
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Leadership Stars with guest Christine Hardy
Christine Hardy is a sought after keynote speaker, a two-time published author, a Certified Nutritionist and holds a Master’s Degree in Nutrition. She is passionate about changing the health care system from “sick” care to “prevention” care. She does this by educating doctors and health care practitioners to drop the “one-size diet fits all approach” to a health program based on their inherent genetic needs: Diet, nutritional, exercise and health goals, all created solely for them. This no-fail road map allows any individual to reach and create optimal health for a lifetime.
Free Gift – Complimentary 20-minute Strategy Session.
Leadership Stars with guest Sherry Prindle
Sherry Prindle has been a motivational speaker and trainer for over 15 years, delivering over 4,000 seminars and keynotes across 50 states and 6 countries in 3 languages with 75 subjects. At least 1200 professional speakers credit Sherry for helping them start successful careers in speaking and back-of-room sales.
She certifies Life and Executive Coaches as founder of the Professional Coach Academy and hosts the Make Money Making a Difference on Amazing Women of Power radio.
She has an M.A. in Business and Linguistics and a B.A. in Communications. Having lived in Japan for four years and Russia for three years, she enjoys traveling, camping, singing, and team trivia competitions.
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Leadership Stars with guest Mary E. Knippel
Mary E. Knippel, Writer Unleashed at YourWritingMentor.com, transformational author, publisher and inspirational speaker, is fiercely committed to guiding you to leverage your impact through writing. She is the creator of virtual presentations and webinars including “3 Keys to Unleashing Your Story,” and the “Unleash Your Fame & Fortune Blogging Course.” Using the power of storytelling, she helps you gain clarity and confidence to unleash from the stories keeping you silent, to reclaim your voice and share you unique message. No one can tell your story from the inside out and you deserve to Live a Life Unleashed! A journal writer since the age of 11, and a journalist for over 30 years, Mary knows the enormous power and healing capabilities of the written word. As a two-time breast cancer survivor she used writing and other creative tools in her recovery and chronicles the results in her upcoming book, The Secret Artist, where she shares what she has learned to help you move from survive to thrive. Learn more about Mary’s virtual classes and workshops, receive free writing tips and techniques, or invite her to speak to your group, by visiting her website at www.yourwritingmentor.com.
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Leadership Stars with guest Vicki Dello Joio
Vicki Dello Joio is a transformational speaker, life-changing workshop leader and show-stopping theater performer whose brand of brilliance is motivating and inspiring people with the message that joy is your birthright and the key to life satisfaction and success on your own terms.
A long-time martial artist, Vicki was recently inducted into the Women’s Martial Artists Hall of Fame for her years of teaching qi practices. She is the author and founder of “The Way of Joy: A Spiritual Fitness Program.”
Free Gift: The “Secret Sauce” of Good Vibrations: Powerful Support Practices for Leaders
This 3 part video series will get you out of your head and into your body so you can:
- Breakthrough to Inspiration Easily (Brain Mutter Begone)
- Summon up your Powerful Presence on Demand (Yes, It is All About You)
- Supercharge your momentum as a leader, right here, right now.
Leadership Stars with guest Ruth Schwartz
Ruth Schwartz spent 25 years in the music industry. She spent 10 years on the radio, owned a publishing company, a syndicated radio program, produced records, ran a mail order company and in 1983 started and built a $10 Million distribution company called Mordam Records.
Today, Ruth is an internationally certified (PCC), business leadership coach, motivational speaker, author of the book, The Key to the Golden Handcuffs: Stop Being a Slave to Your Business. She owns High Performance Advocates, a management and leadership development coaching company and is the creator of the Fail Proof Hiring Program.
Her passion is to see entrepreneurs create innovative business cultures that value the genius in themselves and the people they work with in order to live the lives they choose to live.
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Leadership Stars with guest Debbie Hoffman
Debbie Hoffman is an acclaimed leader, passionate speaker and trainer whose inspired platform, Power-Up! Your Follow-Up addresses a universal need. She works closely with small business owners, entrepreneurs and sales professionals to sharpen their follow-up skills and implement well-targeted strategies to convert more prospects into valued clients. Debbie was a highly successful investment banker with twenty-five years experience as a Managing Director for Wall Street firms. Her extraordinary organizational skills and people-oriented personality were instrumental in building solid business relationships that resulted in over $25 billion in sales to institutional investors.
For the past thirteen years, she has been a thriving entrepreneur focusing her energies in the wellness industry. A top recruiter and trainer, Debbie built a team of over 2,000 consultants throughout North America. She has authored a new book on Follow-up Skills & Procedures, due out in late 2015.
Free Gift: 4 Hot Tips to Power-Up! Your Follow-Up and a 60 minute complimentary “Transform Your Business Through Follow-Up” session.
Follow-up is a critical element of every phase of the sales process. Learn the secrets to success that will empower you and sharpen your skill set.
Leadership Stars with guest Christina Marlett
Christina Marlett believes that the human body is made to move. She is deeply passionate about incorporating meaningful movement into all types of learning.
The dry but relevant bits of her history include earning her Bachelors of Kinesiology and Bachelors of Education from the University of Calgary. She taught in the school system for 3 years before having her kids.
The more interesting bits happened once she started her family, discovered entrepreneurship and the fulfillment of personal development. In the past 9 years, she learned that the only career she would love would be one she could design herself.
After training as an Embodiment Coach on the beaches of Mexico, the lavender farms of California and in the rainforests of BC, she created her business Dance Ugly Dance Awkward. Christina loves helping people become the best version of themselves by asking great questions and then moving their bodies to find the answers.
These days, you’ll find her speaking, teaching, coaching and facilitating all over North America.
Free Gift: Discover your inner beauty – the glow that burns within every woman. It comes when you are brave enough to be vulnerable and stop worrying about what other people think of you. When you have the courage to “dance ugly” all people see is your inner beauty because they recognize your humanity and your courage… The How to Dance Ugly interactive multimedia e-book will guide you into doing the work that will bring you closer to feeling happier in your everyday life.
Leadership Stars with guest Shirlene Reeves
Shirlene Reeves is an international speaker, publisher of Wealthy Woman Magazine, Executive Producer on Web TV and a Transformational Visibility Coach blending Business, Finance, and Universal Principles. She strengthens your business and expands your vision through massive visibility so you can make a 6 or 7 figure income while you sleep.
Shirlene is has a varied and balanced background, with education and experience in both Financial and Spiritual Principals. On the financial side, she is one of only 253 Certified Financial Educators in the nation with more than 25 years of experience. She was the CEO of her own company for over 17 years, which she bootstrapped from zero to $2.3 million.
Free Gift: Free Ebook Maximize Your Wealth Now with the 5 Steps to Financial Freedom.
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