38. COVID-19’s Exponential Growth with Amy Simpkins
The Notable Woman Podcast
In this bringing the podcast back episode, I interview self proclaimed data nerd Amy Simpkins about COVID-19’s exponential growth.I’ve been personally off the grid due to the death of my father. He was one of my favorite people to walk the earth. A good egg. He went on hospice in December and then passed away in January. While we sat together each evening, with my mother too, we saw reports about a virus in Wuhan which eventually became a global pandemic.Not quite sure what to do – who really knows right now? – I decided to create a series of resources Notable Women might need to get by right now, and they’re all housed in “The Social Distancing Summit.” You can find that in The Society of Notable Women right here. We’ve got experts on fear. anxiety, and stress; activities for tiny humans, and interviews like this one here with Amy Simpkins.Amy is the CEO of muGrid Analytics, and she and her husband Travis created a data project looking at the exponential growth of COVID-19. You can find their work at humansvsvirus.com. The more we flatten the curve, the more likely we can beat the virus!! (I always see Bill Pullman’s speech in Independence Day in my head at this moment.)One of the things I’ve noted as I talk to people about this virus is that don’t understand why people freak out when there’s 3, or 7, or even in the case of New York City, 300 cases in your community. Ah, my friend, that is what Amy is here to explain.IN THIS EPISODE, I EXPLORE: Why Amy’s the right person to talk to about this Why Amy’s personally interested in the data around COVID-19 An explanation of some of the terms you’ve been hearing – R naught value and CFR What COVID-19’s doubling time is How we can #flattenthecurve I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did creating it. You can listen now, right here from this webpage by clicking the play button below.Prefer Apple Podcasts? Android user? Go to Overcast here or Google Podcasts here. Pocket Casts? Radio Public? Something else? And of course, if you loved the episode, a review is always appreciated! Subscribe now (Apple)EPISODE RESOURCES INCLUDE (affiliate links included): Humans Vs. Virus website Amy’s initial predictions Exponential growth explained Information about Patient 31, the super spreader The Imperial College report (where 18 months is coming from, if you’ve heard that) The Notable Woman on Overcast My email tool: Active Campaign What used to be my online meeting tool, now keeping the fabric of American education together: Zoom My website hosting fave: Siteground Today’s GuestAmy SimpkinsWebsite | Facebook“Seriously, get your head around – it’s going to be awhile. And if it’s less than that while, we’ll all be super duper happy.”Hi, I’m Cristin, and you’ve found The Notable Woman.If not us, then who? If not now, then when? Here at The Notable Woman, we’re energizing 51% of the population to forge the new norm. Podcast, summits, online community, and more, all designed to connect you to your power within so we can transform the world. Join my free Facebook group, and let’s get started today.FacebookInstagramPinterestTwitter Search for:Free Meditation: Stop Self Sabotage Join the free book club Get notified when a new podcast episode releases About Amy Simpkins Amy Simpkins is the Chief Executive Officer of MuGrid Analytics, and has over 15 years of experience in technical engineering and project management of complex systems and software. Prior to joining muGrid, Amy was an engineer and spacecraft systems architect with Lockheed Martin, where she worked on advanced R&D and design integration for earth observing and manned spacecraft. In this capacity, she assessed architectural choices based on design performance, operational power constraints, and program finance. Amy also spent several years in flight operations for unmanned scientific exploration spacecraft, where she helped monitor and manage the solar array performance, energy storage systems, and power budgets of long duration deep space missions. Her technical expertise includes system and software architecture, system-level performance modeling, and design tradespace analysis.Amy has coached and consulted on product innovation, business strategy, marketing, and sales for startups and small businesses in the renewable energy, healthcare, and SaaS sales spaces. She is an internationally recognized speaker on innovation and integration for entrepreneurs and is author of the book, Spiral: A Catalyst for Innovation and Expansion (Amazon). She holds an MS in Astronautical Engineering from the University of Southern California and an SB in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Connect with Amy: Website – mugrid.com Website – humansvsvirus.com Facebook – @mugridanalytics Twitter – @mugridanalytics LinkedIn If you liked this episode, check out: The Super U Summit A MINIMALIST APPROACH TO NUTRITION AND WELLNESS with Bianca Osbourne (must join group to watch the video) The Notable Woman Podcast POLE DANCING TO BODY POSITIVE with Victoria Ng The Notable Woman Live! Change the World from the Inside Out: The Power You Have to Make a Difference! with Valerie Friedlander Support the podcast People like you keep The Notable Woman alive through your Patreon support! There are great perks at every level, starting from just $2/month. People who support my work through their work: Julie Neale of Mothers Quest Jennifer Cole Siobhan McAuley of The Meaning Maker Collective Leave a voicemail for The Notable Woman! Call my Google voice number at (213) 340-4231 and leave a voicemail, and you might just find yourself in the next episode of The Notable Woman! The Notable Woman Website If you’re viewing these show notes from one of the platforms the podcast is distributed to, head on over to the website at www.thenotablewoman.com for more resources, additional episodes, and more! The post 38. COVID-19’s Exponential Growth with Amy Simpkins appeared first on The Notable Woman.
The US Department of Energy had a program called the Solar in Your Community Challenge, which allowed Amy and her husband to make contacts and gain contracts all while helping lower income communities. Occasionally, we hear from Compass guests that they found a government program that in one way or another helped them get their feet under them. I think we don't hear it more often because these programs aren't well advertised and we don't think to look. Taking time to run a couple of searches might get your business on firm footing that much sooner. We often talk about scaling on Compass and it's a very individual decision. Coaching, consulting, and service work tend to be on the trading time for money end of the spectrum. Downloads, courses, and books are on the recurring revenue end, and they all are types of intellectual property. Additionally, you can develop systems and models to sell to other businesses, depending on what you do. It may be time to take another look at what you do and what other revenue streams are available. Amy consults and is still keeping an eye on whether they want to look at selling their proprietary models later on. It's rare that you get to see the effect your work has on the world at large. I occasionally hear from listeners about how the show has made a difference in their lives. When you manage a company's social media account you can see how it's helping grow their business. Amy gets to see how their work sets up individual companies to shift their energy footprints and it's overall effect in the grand scheme. For full links and show notes, visit compasspod.com/032
72 - Shifting Identity with the Seasons of Life + Growth ft. Amy Simpkins
Take Back Your Damn Life
There are seasons to each year. We know this. Fall, winter, spring, summer...and we all know what each of those seasons bring, right? But, did you know that there are seasons of life too? In today's episode, we've got Amy Simpkins on the podcast. Amy is a former aeronautical engineer. She jokes that her mom would call her a former rocket scientist and she's not wrong. She was living the dream in her field, but got the itch to challenge herself and try something new and completely different. Since her rocket scientist days, she has two new businesses - a renewable energy company and a coaching business helping entrepreneurs tap into their inner innovator. On today's podcast, she talks about identity, how it can ebb, flow and shift throughout the stages of your life and how the iterative processes engineers use actually apply to our lives and our growth as well! It's a fascinating new perspective that I have been applying to my life constantly since I was exposed to this idea and I'm so pumped to share it with you! For show notes, head to coachellyn.com/podcast and, of course, post on instagram and tag me @coachellyn so that I can shout you out and say thank you! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/tbydl-podcast/message
“Enjoy the journey and don’t be summit obsessed.” - Amy Simpkins Today's featured author is innovation catalyst, MIT-trained engineer, speaker and the "Queen of Big Ideas", Amy Simpkins. Amy and I talk about her book, growing through change and tons more!! Key Takeaways: Constant learning keeps life interesting. What’s important to you now may not be important to you in a different phase of your life. “I think big thoughts.” Spend some time in the confusion phase to get to the solution phase. “All parenting is chaos.” Who do you want to be? Contrary to popular opinion, some engineers love hugs. It’s okay not to know when starting out and seeking to become more innovative. We need to allow ourselves to grow through change. Amy's Site: http://www.amysimpkins.com/ Amy's Book: http://www.amysimpkins.com/spiralbook/ Amy's Energy Company -"Mugrid Analytics": http://mugrid.com/ A special shoutout goes to MagicMusicX (@magicmusicx) for his track "Computer Room". Be sure to cop this and his other wonderful tunes through the following link. https://magicmusicx.bandcamp.com/track/the-computer-room Related Episodes: 4 - "My Cape Is At the Cleaners" with Wendy Elover (@wendyeloveracademymortgage): https://goingnorth.libsyn.com/going-north-podcast-episode-4-my-cape-is-at-the-cleaners-with-wendy-elover-wendyeloveracademymortgage 8 - "Gain the Advantage" with Nancy Gaines (@NancyLGaines): https://goingnorth.libsyn.com/going-north-podcast-episode-8-nancy-gaines-nancylgaines 39 - "Enroll In Confidence" with Sabah Ali (@sabah.ali14): https://goingnorth.libsyn.com/39-enroll-in-confidence-with-sabah-ali-sabahali14 42 - "Courage" with Christie Lindor (@MuseMece): https://goingnorth.libsyn.com/42-courage-with-christie-lindor-musemece 44 - "How to Work With Jerks" by Eric Williamson (@TTS_Williamson): https://goingnorth.libsyn.com/44-how-to-work-with-jerks-by-eric-williamson-tts_williamson 66.5 - "Woman 5.0" with Gema Ramirez (@gemramir): https://goingnorth.libsyn.com/66-point-five-woman-50-with-gema-ramirez-gemramir 82 - "Side Hustle Millionaire" with Tony Whatley (@365Driven): https://goingnorth.libsyn.com/82-side-hustle-millionaire-with-tony-whatley-365driven 84 - "Innovation and Leadership" with Dr. Jeff Standridge: https://goingnorth.libsyn.com/84-innovation-and-leadership-with-dr-jeff-standridge 110 - "Self-Intelligence" with Jane Ransom (@TheJaneRansom): https://goingnorth.libsyn.com/110-self-intelligence-with-jane-ransom-thejaneransom 113 - "Business, Faith & Empowering Women Over 40" with Jen Du Plessis (@JenDuPlessis): https://goingnorth.libsyn.com/113-business-faith-empowering-women-over-40-with-jen-du-plessis-jenduplessis Disclaimer: Forgive the occasional fireworks in the background since this was recorded on the 4th of July.
Ep65: The Power of Being Seen & The Spiral Path with Amy Simpkins
Mother's Quest Podcast
I’m excited to share this episode of the Mother’s Quest Podcast with someone I deeply admire and whose recent book “Spiral: A Catalyst for Innovation and Expansion” was a revelation to me... speaker, author, thought leader, homeschooling mother, and CEO of the renewable energy start-up muGrid Analytics, Amy Simpkins. Before a self-described identity crisis brought her to the work she’s doing today, Amy was quite literally on the path to becoming an astronaut. After pursuing a degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT and a masters in Astronautical Engineering from USC, she began a 10-year tenure as an aspiring Spacecraft Systems Architect designing, integrating, and operating spacecraft at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. How she determined she no longer wanted to become an astronaut and the power of being truly seen by someone else, which led to her becoming a coach, are just a few of the topics we explore during our conversation. I first came to know Amy when I was facilitating a virtual “Power Circle” for the organization Emerging Women and Amy was a participant. Right away, I knew she was someone special, as she brought the insight of an engineer’s brain, a poet’s heart, and an alchemist’s life journey to every session. Using her unique gifts, Amy lights the way for so many of us with how she explains and embodies the iterative spiral path to life, motherhood, and entrepreneurship. And in this conversation, as we explored her wisdom and lessons learned along all the E.P.I.C. guideposts, it felt like we revealed together the creative genius, a quality she most admired in her mother, that is also inside of her. I left feeling more at ease than when I arrived, noticing the places and ways that I can bring more integration and awareness about the spiral processes in my life, and committed to making space, as Amy challenged me to do, to put down my phone, and sit in the pause and exploration of a question in my life, rather than rushing to a solution. I invite you to do the same right now...to push pause, really listen to this conversation, and create space for integration, curiosity, iteration, and creativity in your E.P.I.C. life. Much appreciation, P.S. Know someone who would love this conversation? Click forward now to pay this forward to a friend who may be interested. This Episode is Dedicated by: Olivia Parr-Rud Olivia pioneered the research in Predictive Analytics and Business Intelligence that led to the writing of her first book, Data Mining Cookbook, Modeling for Acquisition, Risk and Customer Relationship Management (Wiley 2001). Her passion for finding successful solutions for her clients inspired her research on leadership and corporate culture and the unveiling of the link between advances in technology and the increasing need for human and organizational development. Her findings are detailed in her second book, Business Intelligence Success Factors, Aligning for Success in a Global Economy (Wiley/SAS, 2009). In addition to public speaking, Olivia offers training and consulting in both predictive analytics and innovative leadership. Her clients include Cisco, Citizen’s Bank, Clorox, HP, IBM, Xerox, Providian Insurance, Wells Fargo, Fleet Bank, Advanta, Nationwide, and SAS. Olivia has a BA in Mathematics and an MS in Decision and Information Systems, with a concentration in Statistics. She is a certified Holacracy™ Practitioner. Holacracy™ is a set of structures and practices designed to build organizational adaptability and resilience. My Big ‘Why’ https://tinyurl.com/LOVENEWCOMPETITIVEEDGE LOVE@WORK: The Essential Guide to a Life of Inspired Purpose - A Silver Nautilus Book Award Winner LOVE@WORK Method: Practices and Tools for Stepping In Your Life of Inspired Purpose Radio Show: Quantum Business Insights – Emerging Perspectives on People, Process, & Profits Follow Olivia on Social Media: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Medium YouTube Instagram In This Episode We Talk About: The creative genius Amy admired in her mother Amy’s career quest to become an astronaut The spark moments that led Amy to move through an identity crisis and discover a new path The power of truly being seen Amy’s approach to homeschooling, exemplified by what happened when they ran over a snake in their driveway Empowering your children to be decision-makers for themselves Doughnut Economics and Noblesse Oblige Amy and her husband’s work in renewable energy and how they are changing the world The importance of projects and making things real What is a sensory deprivation or “float tank” and why Amy loves it Iterative, Spiral Development and its phases, which map to natural cycles Putting your phone down to be more present and the power of staying in inquiry A favorite passage of mine in Amy’s book which illustrates how “integration” creates a unique ecosystem in our lives Mentioned from this Episode: Spiral: A Catalyst for Innovation and Expansion Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth Ep 63: A Maker’s Journey to a Good Life with Jonathan Fields Emerging Women’s Power Circles Program This Week’s Challenge: For this week’s challenge, Amy challenges us to invite more space and exploration for something that we are trying to find the solution for. She encourages us to put down our phones, invite in some meditation and mystery, and allow ourselves to be in a state of pause before rushing to resolution. Amy also shared about a float therapy tank experience she has done to quiet her mind and I decided to say “yes” to trying this as well. I’ve identified one to test out not far from my house and think this may be a great way to welcome in some pause. Learn More About Amy: Amy Simpkins is the speaker, author, facilitator, and thought leader in innovation for technology, entrepreneurs, and everybody. She believes that innovation is for everyone and holds the key to both personal fulfillment and lasting global change. As an MIT-trained engineer, she spent 15 years as a spacecraft systems architect, someone who is responsible for holding the big picture vision for complex space exploration missions, ensuring that all components of the vision were well-integrated into a cohesive whole, and implementing that vision with flexibility and adaptability. She then takes those proven design methodologies and big-picture mindset, infuse them with a heaping side of intuition and soul, and put it all to work to help individuals and organizations bring innovative ideas into reality so they can change the world with their unique magic. Amy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Master of Science degree in Astronautical Engineering from the University of Southern California. She has designed, integrated, and flown spacecraft with Lockheed Martin, and she's also the CEO of the hot renewable energy startup, muGrid Analytics. She lives with her amazing entrepreneurial husband and three rambunctious children in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains outside Denver, Colorado. She's a messy chef, a world traveler, a taekwondo green belt, a vocal music minor, a homeschool mom, and a tough cookie in the Colorado backcountry. Check out Amy's amazing book here. Connect with Amy: firstname.lastname@example.org Amy Simpkins | Innovation Catalyst Twitter Instagram Facebook Announcements: Want More Reflection in Your Life? Book A Discovery Call Some key themes that emerge from this conversation with Amy Simpkins, is the power of reflection and the power of being seen. These are elements that I bring, not only to every podcast interview, but to my one-one-one coaching and Mother’s Quest Circle facilitation. If you’re seeking more space for pause and reflection in your life, I encourage you to reach out to me for a discovery call to learn how we might work together. Visit mothersquest.as.me/discoverysession to schedule a time to talk. Click here to book a discovery call One Minute Mom Manifesto ⚡️Have you been feeling a nudge to say "yes" to create your Mother's Quest Manifesto? The official challenge and giveaway may be over, but the invitation and content is always there for you to create your #oneminutemommanifesto Here are some easy steps you can follow... 👉 Join the Mother's Quest Facebook Group www.mothersquest.com/community to find the "unit" for the Manifesto Challenge's reflective prompts and live videos. It's all waiting for you! 👉 Follow along with the "unit" at your own pace. Share your reflections along the way in the comments. Let us cheer you on! 👉 Give yourself some quiet time to create your own #oneminutemommanifesto in whatever way feels good...writing, art, photos, song. It can be simple and quick. Don't overthink it. What matters most, as a guiding light, for how you want to live your life at this stage of raising your children? 👉 Share your #oneminutemommanifesto on social media with the hashtag. Tag me if you can to make sure I've seen it. Consider nominating a friend who would benefit. --Join us, share or tag a friend, or comment on how the #oneminutemommanifesto has helped you if you've already created yours.-- Would LOVE for more of you to join us in claiming, or reclaiming, HOW you want to live your life ✨🙌 Did you catch the Father's Day Special? Listen to these two amazing fathers who were on the show here: Ep 63: A Maker’s Journey to a Good Life with Jonathan Fields Ep 64: Fatherhood, Forgiveness and Redemption with Poet Will Little Acknowledgments: A big THANK YOU to our “patrons” for helping to bring these conversations to myself and other mothers through financial and/or in-kind support: Olivia Parr-Rud "Vince" of the While Black Podcast Sara Brannin-Mooser Lindsay Pera Julie Castro Abrams Alexia Vernon Brooke Markevicius Democracy Clothing Michael Skolnik Helgi Maki Kari Azuma Tamara Sobomehin Katie Krimitsos Carrie Caulfield Arick Rachel Rosen Chandra Brooks Jen Simon Monisha Vasa Celia Ward-Wallace Vanessa Couto Desiree Adaway Rachel Steinman Katie Hanus Denise Barreto Sage B. 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Join in for intimate conversations with a diverse group of inspiring mothers as they share how they are living an E.P.I.C. life, Engaging mindfully with their children (E), Passionately and Purposefully making a difference beyond their family (P), Investing in themselves (I), and Connecting to a strong support network (C). Join our community of mothers to light the way and sustain you on your quest at https://www.facebook.com/groups/mothersquest/
Amy Simpkins worked in NASA as an engineer in this episode she shares how she stepped away from that role to become an entrepreneur/life coach. Support this Podcast & get Exclusive Perks by going to patreon.com/turningpointpodcast Take a look at all the Free Resources and the Podcast Shop by visiting: turningpointpodcast.com
Innovation, Expansion and Transcending your Labels with Amy Simpkins
Find Your Feminine Fire
In this episode, I'm talking with Innovation Strategist Amy Simpkins, author of the book "Spiral: A Catalyst for Innovation and Expansion" on moving past your labels, honoring the natural cycles and seasons of life, and integrating Feminine principles into male-dominated industries.
Ep #89 Interview With Amy Simpkins CEO muGrid Analytics, Author, Former Spacecraft Designer - Roman Prokopchuk's Digital Savage Experience Podcast
Roman Prokopchuk's Digital Savage Experience
I got to interview Amy Simpkins. She is an innovation catalyst in theory and in practice. She's the CEO of renewable energy startup, muGrid Analytics, solving problems at the edge of energy technology and economics using math and modeling. She's also an innovation facilitator for entrepreneurs and author of the book, Spiral: A Catalyst for Innovation and Expansion, which applies engineering design methodology to business and personal development. Amy is a former spacecraft designer, and holds degrees in astronautical engineering from MIT and the University of Southern California. She's a messy chef, a world traveler, a taekwondo green belt, a homeschooling mom of three, and a tough cookie in the Colorado backcountry. This episode is brought to you by Nova Zora Digital. See what Nova Zora Digital can do for your business with digital marketing.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/roman-prokopchuk/support
From Aerospace Engineer to Entrepreneur– Amy Simpkins – Ep62
The Engineering Entrepreneur Podcast
From Aerospace Engineer to Entrepreneur– Amy Simpkins – Ep62 Amy Simpkins is a speaker, author, and thought leader in innovation and the CEO of renewable energy startup, muGrid Analytics. She's an MIT-trained aerospace engineer who caught the entrepreneurship bug and loves facilitating massive leaps forward for individuals and organizations. She's recently published her book, Spiral: A Catalyst for Innovation and Expansion and believes that innovation is for everyone and holds the key to both personal fulfillment and lasting global change. We discuss Amy’s journey from her days as an engineer with Lockheed Martin to her current role as CEO of muGrid. At Lockheed, Amy worked on projects like low earth orbit satellites and acoustic vibration issues in astronauts’ ears. Amy wanted to move into entrepreneurship, so she left Lockheed. She had a few failures, as most entrepreneurs do when they first get started. But now she has a book published and is successfully running muGrid Analytics. MuGrid is a renewable energy business that creates custom energy storage solutions for private companies and municipalities. You can contact Amy at: www.Amysimpkins.com www.mugrid.com TheSpiralBook.com This week’s show is sponsored by Gusto Everyone loves payday, especially engineers. But loving a payroll provider? That’s a little weird. Still, small businesses across the country love running payroll with Gusto. Gusto automatically files and pays your taxes, it’s super easy to use, and you can add benefits and HR support to help take care of your engineering team and keep your business safe. It’s loyal, it’s modern — you might fall in love yourself. Listeners get three months free when they run their first payroll. Try a demo and test it out at gusto.com/ee. That’s gusto.com/ee