Her Next Step with Business Coach Darlene Cary
Summary: Women's Business Coach Darlene Cary shows you the steps to create and grow a thriving business that will put all the information you've accumulated over the years to work for you. Learn proven techniques to gain clients, manage your time, and connect with others so you can really focus on what you feel deeply about and develop ways of moving forward. Darlene's conversations with experts help you work past fear and gain confidence sharing your knowledge with others.
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Overwhelmed by decisions and choices? Find out how to use your intuition to help you know your best next step. Join Women’s Business Coach Darlene Cary and best-selling author and Intuitive Consultant Lynn Robinson discuss how to: 1) Work your way out of a draining situations 2) Re-connect to your Inner Self (even if it’s been years since you last connected) 3) Recognize your Intuition voice from your Inner Critic voice 4) Use movement to find answers 5) Utilize daily practices during stressful times to find inner peace and courage Host: Business Coach Darlene Cary at Her Next Step.com I teach corporate women in their 40’s and 50’s how to identify and monetize their talents and skills so they can finally leave their job,or if they’ve just left it, to replace their income and do the work they were always meant to do. Free weekly interviews from women making the transition to a thriving business outside a job, and women's business experts guiding your way to success! Subscribe to the audio show in iTunes here and listen with your iPod, SmartPhone, or iPad. Click here for Show Notes and free resources mentioned in the podcast http:hernextstep.com/episode019 Overwhelmed by decisions and choices? Use your intuitive wisdom to help you know your best next step. Join Women’s Business Coach Darlene Cary and best-selling author and Intuitive Consultant Lynn Robinson discuss how to: 1) Work your way out of a draining situation 2) Re-connect to your Inner Self (even if it’s been years since you last connected) 3) Recognize your Intuition voice from your Inner Critic voice 4) Use movement to find answers 5) Utilize daily practices during stressful times to find inner peace and courage Host: Business Coach Darlene Cary at http://Her Next Step.com I teach you how to identify your talents and skills so you can leave your corporate job, replace your income, and do the work you were always meant to do. Moving from a job to opening your own business? Save yourself grief by learning these 5 lessons first. Free expert advice each week: Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes here and listen with your iPod, SmartPhone, or iPad. Click here for Show Notes and free resources mentioned in the podcast http:hernextstep.com/episode019
Her Next Step audio show with Women's Business Coach Darlene Cary Episode 018 Moving from a job to starting your own business? Save yourself grief by learning these 5 lessons first! Listen in as I tell my own story of leaving an office job and starting and growing two businesses Bring the Her Next Step audio show with you! Subscribe to the show in iTunes here and listen with your iPod, SmartPhone, or iPad. Topics Discussed: How I went from Corporate cog to living my dream 5 Surprising Lessons I had to learn the hard way Links mentioned in the podcast: Lesson 2: Online Community expert Alyssa Gregory's interview about the benefits of engagement with online communities Lesson 4: Fear expert Marcia Hoeck on taming the F-word (Fear) Bonus link for Lesson 4: Dealing With the Fear of Change Lesson 5: Ali Davies on top of a mountain January 1, 2000 Bonus link for Lesson 5: Accountability 101 What lessons have you learned making the transition from a job to your own business? Let us know in the comments below. To help me reach more women, add a review to our Show page in the iTunes library. Click on this link, then click View in iTunes, then click Ratings and Reviews, then click Write a Review. Thanks! Ratings really make a difference in how many women I can reach to help with their business. Sign Up (in the upper-right column) for your FREE VIP Her Next Step membership, including weekly behind-the-scenes insights and exclusive content from experts interviewed on the Her Next Step audio show (value $98).
Yes, You Can: First Steps Toward A Business Accounting Base - Her Next Step Episode 017 Many years of working with small businesses of all types has prepared Mischelle Watkins for what she is today: an accounting "get it done" powerhouse. You name it, she's has seen it or lived thru it with small business. Mischelle knows what works and what doesn't when it comes to small biz billing, accounting, and yes, marketing! Listen in as Accountant and Small Biz Consultant Mischelle Watkins walks us thru setting up an effective accounting base for your new business. Learn how to effectively create invoicing, checking, and online billing to make your business a success from the start. Her Next Step is now in iTunes! Subscribe here and get free updates automatically. Add to your Mp3 player and listen on the go. Download the 10 page Business Starting Bonus Guide from Mischelle Topics Discussed: The first step you should absolutely do in a small business Accounting software recommendations Inexpensive billing options Pricing methods Marketing on a shoestring (locally and online) Links mentioned in the podcast: Mischelle's website (a huge resource of small biz information) Link to basic contract Like what you hear? Please add a review to our Show page in the iTunes library. Click on this link, then click View in iTunes, then click Ratings and Reviews, then click Write a Review. Thanks! Ratings really make a difference in how many women we can reach to help with their business. For exclusive behind-the-scenes insights about our guests, subscribe to the free weekly Her Next Step VIP newsletter.
Her Next Step 016: Making Online Communities (Other than FB) Work for Your Small Biz Is Facebook the best online community for your business networking? Not necessarily. Listen in as online community creator Alyssa Gregory tells us the how and whys of an effective online community presence. Learn how to effectively promote your business, network with others (you're not alone!), and gain new clients for your service business using online communities (not Facebook!) with Alyssa Gregory of Small Business Bonfire. Click here to subscribe to the free weekly podcast on iTunes Topics Discussed in this Episode: The secrets to interaction on any online community Step-by-step essentials of an online community presence What NOT to do when a member of a community - the trap and how to avoid it Why locally based businesses have an advantage online (at time 21:45) Links mentioned in the Show: Small Business Bonfire Community (not an affiliate link) Alyssa's Favorite Small Biz Tool: Evernote Her Next Step podcast is now in iTunes! Subscribe here to not miss an episode and a chance to grow your business
My conversation with Corrina about her book "Turning Passion To Profit" took several turns I didn't expect. Corrina is that all-too-rare breed of Business Coach that can span the bridge between true service to others and profit. She has literally written the book about bringing those two worlds together. Listen in as we discuss: The marketing problem with heart-centered service businesses and how to solve it The one action successful entrepreneurs do every day How to discover the pressing problems of your "tribe" (ideal clients) to serve them better and increase your sales Your Message and the way to communicate it to your tribe Using the seldom mentioned "Flow Process" with clients to help them at their greatest level of need Why "Resonant Pricing" for your services makes selling easy Listen to the end to discover how business cards at a networking event can be a barrier to sales and what to do instead.
Her Next Step Episode 014: Interview With Procrastination Coach Erin O'Brien Still have New Year Goals you haven't started to implement? Erin O'Brien gives us her favorite tips for getting past being stuck. Learn Erin's technique of breaking up BIG goals into small, doable action steps. (20 min) Topics discussed: Fear's Role in Procrastination and Moving Past It Erin's Procrastination Take on the 80/20 Rule How Erin Coaches Clients Thru Website Paralysis and Other Blockages Links: Erin's Website Coaching for the Truly Serious Do you have a favorite method of getting passed being stuck? Please share it with us in the comments below.
Her Next Step Episode 013: Interview with Erica Holthausen of Honest Marketing Revolution Too many new service businesses make the mistake of trying to have "everyone" as their client. It just doesn't work. Clients get frustrated when they feel you don't understand their unique problems, and you as the business owner don't know what solutions your clients really need and how you can best help them. Identifying and marketing to a specific group of clients that best fit your strengths and abilities frees you up to better serve the clients who find and hire you. A win-win situation! Listen in as Erica Holthausen and I discuss the process of identifying your ideal client. Key methods discussed: Using "who you don't like" to find who you best serve How to start big and narrow down Using images as a magnet to your best clients "Free writing" to get your ideas out there Resource links: Erica's website Flicker Creative Commons Pictures Google Image Search (Specify "free to use or share" under Usage Rights on this page) Her Next Step Vision Board Post Book about "free writing" to access your creative ideas: Accidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate Your Best Ideas, Insight, and Content What methods have you used to find your best clients? Please share them in the comments below.
Her Next Step Episode 012: Interview with Marcia Hoeck of A Purposeful Business Fear can (and will) stop you from moving forward. Stop you from realizing the dream of serving yourself and others with your service business. After 20+ years of running a small business, business coach Marcia Hoeck discovered several methods of facing her paralyzing fears. She now shares her methods with small business owners facing the same fears. In Episode 12 Marcia and I discuss: Dealing with Your Own Negative Self-talk and Those Around You (even with the best of intentions) Cultivating Confidence and Positive Self-Image After Leaving a Corporate Job (at the 8:30 min mark) Internal and External Resources to Draw Upon Finding Supportive Business People (at 12:00 min mark) Don't miss Marcia's suggestions to make your guest posts on blogs more effective. Links mentioned in the podcast: Video series on getting "unstuck" for her Copyblogger.com guest post (not an affiliate link; requires email opt-in) Audio recording of a teleclass Marcia gave on: Making Business Easy and Unscary (click the link on this page to directly play the audio) How to Answer the Entrepreneurial Courage Question: “Just Who the Hell Do You Think You Are?” guest post on CopyBlogger What methods do you use to kick fear to the curb? Share them with us in the comments below
Her Next Step Episode 11: Interview with Pamela Wilson of Big Brand System If you have a can-do attitude about your small business marketing and branding, you need to listen to this particular episode of the Her Next Step Show. Pamela Wilson is an award-winning graphic designer helping small businesses (online & offline) create strategic marketing and great design. She specializes in creating free and paid programs that allow small business to work through the process of creating unique branding from zero to wow - themselves. In this episode we discuss: Getting past Overwhelm to a cohesive Marketing Plan Goals & Objectives - your Vision Marketing and What type of Business to start Reducing Fear using the Mindset of a Game Check out Pamela's website (not an affiliate link) for a wealth of self-guided lessons on using images, color, fonts, spacing, etc. The second Wednesday of each month Pamela and her team present a free live webinar covering a Marketing/Branding topic on a can-do level. Details on her site. What self-help methods have helped your marketing and branding? Let us know in the comments below.
Her Next Step Episode 10: Interview with Ali Davies On the morning of January 1, 2000, Ali Davies and her husband stood at the top of a mountain, and vowed to create the life and livelihood they wanted. Ali and I talk about how they made that change happen successfully, and the lessons learned from that journey. Ali Davies is a Business Coach with a no-nonsense style gained from years of been-there, done-that. Working within her own life change and coaching others, she has a unique view of what works (and doesn't) when designing the life you want. Ali and I also discuss her gutsy post: 10 Things You Don't Want to Hear But Really Need To (at 6:30) Topics in this podcast include: Designing a Life You Want Making Change Work Importance of Intent Time Management and Scheduling (at 18:00) Creating an Intentional Online or Offline Support System (at 22:30) Sign up for Ali's weekly tips at Design Your Life with Ali Davies Ali's Program Stay On Track With Your Goals Like these audio shows? Sign up below the header to receive updates through your Favorite Reader or by email. Thanks for listening! Darlene
Episode 9: Listen in as I interview JJ Ramberg, host of the MSNBC show "Your Business", and author of the new book: It's Your Business: 183 Essential Tips that Will Transform Your Small Business Concepts discussed: Why Start with "Your Why" Creating Your "Compelling Message" Advantage of Giving People Specific Ways to Help You Establishing Healthy Time Boundaries in the Age of "Unlimited Access" The Package that Begs to be Opened How to Contribute to the Trend of Social Entrepreneurship Link to TED Talk Simon Sinek Book JJ recommends: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek Enjoy the music I've added to the first few seconds of the podcast, and at the end. What tip do you have for other entrepreneurs? Let us know in the comments!