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Business Innovators with Wendy Hanson

Summary: What makes one business fail and another soar? Find out by tuning into Business Innovators hosted by Executive Coach and Award Winning Author, Wendy Hanson.

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 Pricing You: What Are You Worth? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:00

We all put a price on ourselves.  If you have a "job," then your wages are your price.  If you are a consultant or service provider, then you have to come up with a way to charge your customers.  That's putting a price on yourself.  Turns out that pricing you uses the same concepts as pricing a product.  Join me in a potentially lively conversation with pricing expert Mark Stiving, Ph.D. and you will walk away knowing if you should ask for a raise or change your prices.     Mark is a sought after speaker and author and explores with his audiences this least understood yet most powerful concept, the correlation of pricing to value.  His new book, Impact Pricing: Your Blueprint for Driving Profits, was written to further share his expertise.  Additionally, Mark has a very entertaining and educational blog called where he introduces readers to the finer points of this significant subject.   So tune in and find out if you should be asking for a raise!

 Innovating on New Models for Finding Work | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

Are you a woman looking for work or do you know a woman looking for work? Tune in on April 19th when Wendy will interview Teri Hockett. As a mother of two, cofounder, and chief executive officer of What's For Work? Teri has held steadfast to her vision of creating a career website for women.  Their goal is to build a community that encourages members, employers and providers to work together; to inspire and help each other grow. They strive to help college graduates put their degree to work; to be a resource for women stepping out of the workforce that need to document their career accomplishments and maintain their network along with their skills; for women who have been Employed by Life that are returning to the workforce; and for women to manage the career they currently have.

 Special Q & A Show on Pricing! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:00

Join me Saturday, March 16th as I talk with Pricing Expert Mark Stiving and take LIVE calls so you can ask him your pricing questions!   If you have ever wanted to know more about how to set prices, this is your chance.  Mark is a pricing expert (practitioner, author, academic) with the unique ability to communicate a potentially dry topic in a manner that is fun yet informative.     Send me a note at if you have a question about pricing your service or product but can't make the show.

 Planning Tips and Tools for Creating a Profitable Business | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:00

Rosemary Hossenlopp is a Silicon Valley based consultant, a passionate project management speaker, an author and editor of three business & technology based books.   Rosemary will discuss how to brilliantly balance the tactics of running a solo or small business and will share activities that strategically position you in a profitable niche.   She'll explore how to: Design a plan for strategic success that helps grow your business and lets you sleep well at night Plan your day with 3 techniques that you can do before you get out of bed that will focus you and get you fired up Craft business success measurements that are tied to creating your industry leadership road map. 

 How Science Can Teach Us to Find Unexpected Opportunity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:00

You want to make a difference, bring more harmony and greater wealth, and be a leader who can find optimal benefit for everyone. The question you should ask is: "Am I able to make the most of the unexpected opportunities that happen?"   Sky Nelson is a physicist and has been working on his book about coincidence and synchronicity.  Sky will share cutting edge research on how unexpected opportunities happen and how to live your life as if they are expected. You will learn how to make the most of the seemingly random occurrences in your life, and see them as clues to help guide you toward optimal results.

 Branding and Building the Culture of Your Business | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:00

Building a brand and having the culture of your company support that brand, is one of the most important tasks for every business. Join me and my guests; Ellen Slattery and Brendan Roane of Gracie’s Restaurant and Ellie’s Bakery, as they talk about the brand of a five-star restaurant and an artisanal bakery. Whether your company is an online business, a retail store, or a restaurant, your brand and your culture need to support your mission.

 Improv Skills for Business | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:00

Join Wendy and her guest Sue Walden who is the founder of ImprovWorks!, an organization dedicated to applying the skills, tools and techniques of improvisation training to business, theater and life. Improv is an invaluable skill for business, speaking and coaching. Sue will share some of her stories of it's use in business settings and share some tips and activities for you to incorporate in your work life.   Sue's experience includes a BA in Education and 35 years of teaching, performing and widely adapting/applying the techniques of improvisation.  She approaches improvisation training as a powerful and joyful way to peel away constraints, restraints and inhibitions, allowing the naturally expressive, collaborative and creative self to emerge.

 Neuroscience Research: Effectiveness, People & Organizations | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:00

Based on research into consciousness, human development, and neuroscience, the seven levels provide both a deep understanding as well as a helpful map of human effectiveness for use by individuals and organizations. Ann Betz and Ursula Pottinga are co-founders of   Ann's passion and focus is the intersection between human consciousness and neuroscience, and how the tools of coaching help people change and evolve their brains. She is an executive coach with many Fortune 500 companies and non-profits. She has lived and worked internationally for many years and now resides in Minneapolis.   Ursula, CPCC, has a background in International Hotel Mangement, which has led her to live in Europe, Canada and the US. A graduate of the Coaches Training Institute's certification program in 2000, Ursula coaches and trains people in the area of transformation, transformational leadership and consciousness. She is studying Neuroscience at the Mindsight Institute (Dr. Dan Siegel).   

 Unlocking the Door to the Latino Market | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:00

Sixcia Devine is a networking queen! She is an International Entrepreneurship Specialist, Business Planning Expert and Innovative Strategist. She is an industry leader with global perspectives on economic growth. Sixcia is the Business Visionary and founder of SIXCIA Business Development Inc., an international consulting firm that creates positive profits for U.S. and Latin American Businesses looking for business partners, capital connectivity, networking, industry specific consulting, training and education, and new positive growth opportunities. Creating action focused business plans is one of her specialties. She brokers opportunities and moves forward to quickly negotiate deals. Sixcia Business headquarters is located in the Ocean State, Rhode Island with business partners and consultants in Latin America, Spain and the Caribbean.

 Be the Solution - Catalyst of Change | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:00

Lauran Star has several passions in life.  One in particular is her passion for fostering talented and ambitious women and launching them towards even greater success, all while creating a balance between personal and professional growth.   For 10 years, she was a proud member of the United States Armed Forces and now Lauran has over 16 years of solid leadership accomplishments with several Fortune 500 Companies.  She holds a Masters degree in Organizational Psychology, hosts her own radio show – Empowering Women from Boardroom to Bedroom - and in her free time writes books on Emotional Intelligence.   Join Wendy as she and Lauran discuss the "Catalyst of Change." This skill set is the ability to initiate, manage and lead change within an organization and it's one of the TOP Leadership Emotional Intelligence Proficiencies effective leaders need in today’s market.  Learn how you can become the "Catalyst of Change."  

 Tech and Business: The Intersection | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

What's your business model? How have you shifted over the last few years? My guest is Jim Carrillo. He has had his own consulting business since 1998, but the 2008 shift in the economy forced him to re-define his business model. Tune in and learn how Jim focused on the packaging of consulting, something that wasn’t even necessary just six years ago, and how he re-defined his sales pipeline to work in this new economy.   Jim Carrillo has been on the fringe of hi-tech for over 20 years. With a degree in Aerospace Engineering, he’s basically a Rocket Scientist with a mission to make technology meaningful to real people. 

 Leading Remote Teams: Challenges and Solutions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

Crystal Lauderdale will share challenges she’s encountered and solutions she’s discovered for building, leading and motivating remote teams. As a manager of more than 150 editors spanning six states for AOL's, Lauderdale uses digital technology creatively to not only communicate with her team and build team culture, but also to interact and engage with the audiences they build. Tools she and her staff employ include video conferencing, instant messaging, live shared documents, social media, team publications and even Internet radio – most of which are currently free.

 Made in Zanzibar: Learnings from a Marketing Professor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:00

Dr. Erin Wilkinson is a Marketing professor, small business advocate, writer, and wishful femme fatale. She recently went to Africa for six months on a Fulbright teaching and research scholarship focusing on  small business development. Sustainability, eco-friendly, and hand-made products with ties to the sea were the types of micro-enterprises she worked with on Zanzibar and coastal Tanzania. There, different village communities needed help with product development, package design, and marketing. She will share her adventure and what she learned about Swahili culture and how we can learn from that as entrepreneurs.

 The TutuProject: Social Media Meets Breast Cancer Supporters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:00

I am honored to talk with Linda Carey and Marcela Shine and explore how they were able to get such national recognition, 50K Facebook Fans and huge press to support this fabulous mission. The “ Pink TuTu” is worn by Linda’s amazing husband, Bob Carey. The mission of The Tutu Project™ is to support the fund raising efforts of The Carey Foundation for women with breast cancer. The Foundation strives to bring laughter and understanding to a community that has endured far too much.   Linda Lancaster Carey is a nine-year cancer warrior. She has worked for 18+ years as a manager and still photography producer managing multi- faceted projects. She has produced commercial and editorial assignments, managed fine art openings and gallery relationships for Bob Carey Photography.  She is the president of The Carey Foundation, which strives to ease the journey of women with breast cancer.  


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