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222: Communicating Your Vision and Values to Your Team with Amber De La Garza

Speaking Your Brand: A Public Speaking Podcast

I’ve always thought of “Speaking Your Brand” as not only how you communicate externally to audiences, whether it’s at conferences and events, on webinars, or on podcasts. It’s also how you communicate internally with your team members, your clients, and your vendors. How can you best share your vision and values with your team? I invited my friend Amber De La Garza onto the podcast to talk about how she has done this with her team members as her business has grown. Amber and I talk about: The team retreats we held for our respective teams What content we included in those retreats to help our team members better understand our businesses The 3 questions Amber asks her team as well as her clients as part of the feedback loop Speaking Your Brand’s QBR (Queen Bee Role) and how that informs what we do The importance of decision-making filters The nuances of word choice and specific examples regarding words we don’t use with our clients and why About My Guest: Amber De La Garza is a sought-after coach, trainer, speaker, writer, host of the Productivity Straight Talk podcast, and creator of the S.T.O.P. Leverage Formula. She helps small business owners improve their time management and elevate their productivity to maximize profits, reduce stress, and make time for what matters most! Amber passionately shares her message with entrepreneurs all over the world. About Us: The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals clarify their brand message and story, create their signature talks, and develop their thought leadership platforms. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power because it's through women's stories and visibility that we challenge the status quo and change existing systems. Check out our coaching programs at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com.  Links: Show notes at https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/222 Get Amber’s free training “Take Back Your Time”: https://www.amberdelagarza.com/takebackyourtime Amber’s Leverage Lab: https://www.amberdelagarza.com/leveragelab Listen to Amber’s podcast “Productivity Straight Talk.” Book mentioned: “Clockwork” by Mike Michalowicz Schedule a consult call with us to talk about creating your signature talk: https://www.speakingyourbrand.com/contact.  Connect on LinkedIn: Carol Cox = https://www.linkedin.com/in/carolcox Amber De La Garza (guest) = https://www.linkedin.com/in/amberdelagarza/ Related Podcast Episodes: Episode 43: How Speaking Can Grow (or Derail) Your Business with Amber De La Garza


27 Apr 2021

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How To Do Your Best Work With Amber De La Garza (366)

Life Skills That Matter | Create Work That Works For You

How do you feel when you work? Drained? Excited? Amber De La Garza wants to inspire to discover how to be your best self to do your best work.  She s the founder of The Productivity Specialist, working as a speaker, trainer and coach to helping small business owners use their limited time more efficiently. Lot of great lessons in our conversation including: How she pivoted her career in real estate sales into business coaching.  Why the birth of her son gave her the courage to go out on her own.  How she s been apprenticing her son in her business.  Amber s version of productivity as an employee versus working for herself. Life Skills That Matter In This Episode Self-directed learning. Tell your story. Habit alignment. How Amber Works and Thinks Wake up time:  4:45 am Core work activities + habits:  1) Leading her team. 2) Podcasting to get her message out to the world.  3) Coaching her clients. Ideal work environment:  In her office, with two computer screens, in comfortable clothes, with white noise in the background. Superpower:  Asking questions as well as having a balance between a no BS straight talk and an incredible amount of compassion. Regains focus by:  Focusing on her big vision for making an impact on small businesses. Inspirational Quotes “What really matters is self-management.” “Charge what you’re worth, absolutely.  Now, if there’s a misalignment with what you’re worth, do the work to feel like you’re worth it.” “We know there are very disorganized people that have messy desks that are slaying their goals.  We also know that there’s very organized people that are still not reaching their goals.” “I work with the client in the context of who they are in their lives and what their business is, we have to take all of that into account.” “I see productivity as an experiment…it’s our job to do the work to find out how we work best.” Coaching Advice Have trouble managing yourself?   Amber suggested this first step to start changing that mindset: 1) Believe that you can learn and apply the skill of self-management 2) Once you believe it’s possible, improving your self-management works like getting better at any other skillset. Resources + Bonus Materials Stephen’s Interview on Productivity Straight Talk Leverage Lab Program 009 | Affirmations: Programming A Mindset Capable Of Success 093 | Disorganization: What You Don t Know Can Hurt You With Erik De La Garza Special Offer Get Amber’s free mini-training: Take Back Your Time! Related Episodes Manage Yourself More Effectively With Jordan Gill (215) Get Things Done Working From Home With David Allen (328) Connect With Amber Website Podcast LinkedIn Twitter Instagram Facebook Thanks for listening! Enjoy this episode? Subscribe Review Feedback The post How To Do Your Best Work With Amber De La Garza (366) appeared first on Life Skills That Matter.


23 Feb 2021

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149 The truth about productivity with Amber De La Garza

Difficult Happens; Effective Communication for Bosses

Did you do some re-prioritising last year?  With all of the unexpected ‘unprecedented events’ last year a lot of us have reprioritized the way we work and play.  Many found this past year super productive while others, not so much.  We don’t often think about productivity until we are either feeling overwhelmed, or starting a new year. Productivity and overwhelm are two sides of a coin. Balance is what we seek, predictability but as business owners, leaders and bosses, change is inevitable and remaining flexible while also being productive is the goal Strong boundaries are necessary to avoid falling prey to overwhelm.  In today’s episode, we dive into the best way that you can find balance and create a schedule that works for you while auditing what works, and what doesn’t. The truth about productivity with productivity expert Amber De La Garza. What you’ll hear on today’s episode: Micro-boundary breaches on your time How small steps can make a huge impact 3 steps to better boundaries How your boundaries are impacted Where overwhelm comes from The number one struggle people have Magical thinking Productivity as a small business Entrepreneurial struggles Triggers that get in your way Balance in the real world Join the Difficult Happens Facebook group  “Community Happens Group” Work with Lara: Apply for an On-air Coaching Call! Complimentary Breakthrough Consultation Got a Question? Comment? Email Lara@difficulthappens.com Corporate Training Difficult Happens by Lara Currie Difficulthappens.com/workwithme/  Resources from Guest: Amber De La Garza Website Conquer Your Email Masterclass Productivity Training © Lara Currie 2021 Show Intro music by Scott Holmes Music Listen for free on the go with any one of these players for both Android & iPhone


12 Jan 2021

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#97. Mastering Productivity with Amber De La Garza

The Mompreneur Experience

Imagine spending time each day doing your best work on the activities that propel you to achieving your goals? That’s the goal our guest today aims to help business owners improve upon. Amber De La Garza, The Productivity Specialist is a coach, trainer, speaker, writer and the host of the Productivity Straight Talk Podcast. She helps small business owners improve their time management and elevate their productivity to maximize profits, reduce stress, and make time for what matters most!


21 Sep 2020

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058: How to Make the Most of Your Day with Amber De La Garza

The Content Experiment Podcast

You know it’s impossible to make more time in the day. But you can make more time in your day by being more productive and using the time you do have more wisely. No one can give you a magical fix that works for everyone. Rather, you need to find what works for you. It’s a matter of trial and error and trying a few strategies. That’s exactly what I’m talking about in this week’s episode of the Stories in Small Business podcast. Amber De La Garza, the Productivity Specialist, is sharing her best tips on being more productive every day--and she and I both share our own time blocking systems. She shares her thoughts on procrastination, how to balance life and business during the craziness of 2020 and shares her formula for getting everything done! About Amber De La Garza Amber is The Productivity Specialist! Amber is a sought-after coach, trainer, speaker, writer, host of the Productivity Straight Talk podcast, and creator of the S.T.O.P. Leverage Formula. She helps business owners improve their time management and elevate their productivity to maximize profits, reduce stress, and make time for what matters most! Follow her on Facebook and Instagram or visit her website. Mentioned in This Episode Take Back Your Time Training Ask Your Audience Challenge


31 Aug 2020

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577: Power Talk Friday: Amber De La Garza, LuAnn is in the “Productivity” Hot Seat

A Well-Designed Business®

Welcome to A Well-Designed Business, it’s Power Talk Friday! LuAnn has a very special episode for you today. Amber De La Garza is back with her on the show. Amber De La Garza is The Productivity Specialist. She is also one of the co-authors of LuAnn’s third book coming out this fall, which is A Well Designed Business: The Power Talk Friday Experts Volume 2.  This episode is a little bit different than most, because today LuAnn and Amber are going to be talking about the work that they have accomplished, the internal stories and beliefs that Amber has helped LuAnn overcome, and the ways that they adapted strategies and worked through obstacles together, allowing LuAnn to reclaim some of her own time. They’re going to pull back the curtain on their process and the lessons that were learned along the way.  Amber is a coach, trainer, speaker, and writer, and she hosts her own podcast, Productivity Straight Talk. She helps business owners improve their time management and elevate their productivity, which in turn lets them maximize profits, reduce stress, and free up time for what matters most.  Show Highlights: Amber has been helping LuAnn reclaim balance in both her personal and work life. Amber guided LuAnn through the strategies that weren’t working for her. Working one on one enables you to revise and tweak a strategy until it works for you. LuAnn describes her startling realization that she had normalized a seven-day work week. The stories that we tell ourselves: How we can take back some of that time and create a new and sustainable LuAnn shares how she almost stopped doing her intro’s and outro’s for the show but received plenty of confirmation to continue. This show is her baby and LuAnn is emotionally invested in it. Amber explains the concept and importance of “highest value activities”. As your business grows, you have to outsource and delegate. And you have to be ok with accepting help! Amber challenged LuAnn in ways that made LuAnn question beliefs that she was so convinced were unchangeable.  When you re-evaluate doing things that are just normalized, then you will be able to look at everything in your business with a fresh perspective. Connect with Amber! Amber’s Website Amber’s Podcast Amber’s Facebook Amber’s Instagram Time Management Made Simple - Amber’s 4 module program that will teach you her proven, step-by-step time management system for small business owners, to move you from stressed out and overwhelmed to fully in control and fulfilled! Links : Is Chairman of the Board Right for YOUR Business? LuAnn Nigara COB LuAnn Live - Coming February 2021 Join the E-Mail List to Get Updates! Design-Build For Profit - Coming Late Summer / Early Fall! With Jenny Slingerland of Black Ink Interiors Get on the Email List HERE! Increase Your Confidence, Increase Your Profits Registration Opening in August, Course Starts in September LuAnn University The Profit Is In The Numbers The Profit Is In The Numbers 101 with Kathleen Anderson The Profit Is In The Numbers 102 with Peter Lang Coming September 2020! Early Bird Registration Sept 4 - Sept 20 Classes: Sept 22 - Sept 24 Get the Goodies! - For checklists, resources, and extra goodies! Courses and Products to Dive Deep into Specific Elements of Your Business LuAnn’s Favorite Resources Purchase LuAnn’s Books Here: Book 1: The Making of A Well - Designed Business: Turn Inspiration into Action Book 2: A Well-Designed Business - The Power Talk Friday Experts LuAnn’s Website LuAnn’s Podcast - Please SUBSCRIBE, Rate & Review! LuAnn’s Blog Power Talk Friday A Big THANK YOU to These Podcast Sponsors: FREE Trial! A One-Stop Shop to Keep Everything Organized! Check Out Their Client Portal and Time Tracking Features! My Doma Studio A Well Designed Business When your client wants the finest in luxury appliances for their kitchen! Are You Set Up with Monogram's Design Partner Trade Program? Link Previous Shows: Amber De La Garza #385Madeleine MacRae #283, #315Design Writer Deb #573

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14 Aug 2020

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Balancing Best Practices with Amber De La Garza

Let's Talk Sales

Happy Monday, Let's Talk Sales listeners! Today's featured guest is Amber De La Garza. She is The Productivity Specialist, a speaker, coach, trainer, writer, and host of the Productivity Straight Talk podcast. Interview with Amber De La Garza In today's episode, I talk to Amber about prospecting and balance. And, she answers questions about: Balancing […] The post Balancing Best Practices with Amber De La Garza appeared first on Criteria For Success.


6 Jul 2020

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212 - Habits For Productivity With Amber De La Garza

Accelerate Sales Podcast

Business owners need to be aware of their productivity as they lead their business towards full-on growth. Establishing good habits for productivity is an important part of the business owner’s journey towards taking full control of what they’re building going forward. Amber De La Garza is “The Productivity Specialist,” helping small business owners find ways to boost productivity. She joins Paul Higgins for a discussion about the importance of establishing habits for productivity in any business. Let Amber and Paul’s discussion get you started down a path of even better productivity than before! Links Blgclick.com Authority Machine Dubb Example of a Dubb video Connect With Paul and Build Live Give On LinkedIn On Twitter: @BuildLiveGive On Facebook On Instagram: @paulhiggins555 Email: Paul@buildlivegive.com   Thank You for Tuning In! If you want to find and convert your ideal clients on Linkedin go to blgclick.com 


29 Jun 2020

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Productivity and System tactics to help you make more money with Amber De La Garza

The Biz Podcast

Productivity is a word many business owners throw around. Many people think productivity means just doing more, but it's not just doing more, it's about doing the right things. In essence, productivity is investing your best time into your best activities, which is a great framework because it can apply to anything. My guest on the podcast today is productivity specialist, Amber De La Garza. Amber is a sought-after coach, trainer, speaker, writer, host of the Productivity Straight Talk podcast, and creator of the S.T.O.P. Leverage Formula. She helps business owners improve their time management and elevate their productivity to maximize profits, reduce stress, and make time for what matters most.For more information check out the show notes at www.thebiz.studio/thebizpodcastEditing by Eric Wellman: www.fiverr.com/fullhouseaudio/


30 Apr 2020

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Episode 69: Straight Talk with THE Productivity Specialist, Amber de la Garza

The Got Side Hustle Show

Do you need someone to talk to about working from home, feeling isolated, or just want to scream, shout and let it all out?  CLICK HERE to schedule a free Coping Session with me!!   It’s been a really great week and I’m all about Every!  Single! Silver! Lining! that I can find out there right now.  I feel ridiculously connected to my co-workers right now during a time when people are fearing isolation; and I’m feeling incredibly productive  working at home even though I have distractions all around me. As Michael Rooker so profoundly says, in JFK, “This is CRAZY!.” So crazy, in fact, that I feel like busting out content as soon as I produce it right now.  I hope y’all don’t mind a few extra episodes to check out while you’re working from home and/or commuting to your living room. Today’s episode features THE Productivity Specialist, Amber de la Garza.  DANG - was this woman a blast to talk to! No playing around with this girl - she’s a bad ass bar none.  We get into a whole bunch of things, namely why YOU are your own productivity problem/solution as well as how to figure out productivity if you are working remotely for the first time. Amber has TONS of resources for you.  She doesn’t recommend apps for productivity because there is no one solution for everyone.  She does have one recommendation that works for her and has a great discount too: Click UP. Additionally, you can find one of Amber’s FREE TRAININGS right here. NOW:  are you catching a theme to these episodes thus far?  I hope so, because I AM trying to make a point. Working from home is HARD and it can be a lonely situation.  Right now, more than ever, we need to feel the community around us and we need to feel as though our work matters.  Working from home is kind of like figuring out college after four years in high school - no one is going to tell you to go to class, wake up on time, or brush your teeth before bed.  You gots to figure that out all by yourself. Until now.  CLICK HERE to grab my new FREE resource, “Five Secrets For Working From Home.”   And then - go to krismcpeak.com/coping to get your paws on even MORE resources to help you cope during this tricky time!!


27 Mar 2020