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How To CREATE When You Aren’t Feeling Inspired With Jess Ekstrom, The Founder Of Headbands Of Hope Episode 269

Creating Confidence with Heather Monahan

In This Episode You Will Learn About:  The power of starting small   How to make your OWN path  Appreciating what you have  Defining your ambition  Resources: Website: jessekstrom.com & www.headbandsofhope.com Pre Order: Create Your Bright Ideas Join The Mic Drop Workshop Listen to: Business on the Brightside Text HYPE to 704-228-9495  Email: asst@jessekstrom.com LinkedIn & Facebook: @Jess Ekstrom  Instagram & Twitter: @jess_ekstrom Instagram: @headbandsofhope Overcome Your Villains is Available NOW! Order here: https://overcomeyourvillains.com If you haven't yet, get my first book Confidence Creator Show Notes: Is there something you’ve always wanted to try, but have been too scared to go after? Well, why don’t you try it NOW! There is no better time than the present moment. Jess Ekstrom, the Founder of Headbands Of Hope, is here to inspire us to start going after our goals, EXACTLY where we are, with what we have! You don’t have to choose between making a positive difference and making a living! Tune in to discover the WHY behind your ambition.  About The Guest:Jess Ekstrom is BACK! She’s the founder of Headbands Of Hope, a company that donates headbands to kids with illnesses for every headband sold. They’ve donated over 1 million headbands! Jess is using the ups and downs she’s faced in life to inspire others to share their stories. As the author of Create Your Bright Ideas she is encouraging us all to connect with our ambition and create our own success.   If You Liked This Episode You Might Also Like These Episodes:Jess Ekstrom: Finding Purpose And PassionChoosing JOY With Heather! Why Your Mindset Is The KEY To Success! With Sara Blakley & Jesse Itzler  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

45mins

15 Nov 2022

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A Different Approach To Journaling, Prompted Pathways, & Tapping Into Self-Confidence with Jess Ekstrom

Behind The Human with Marc Champagne

Jess Ekstrom is the founder and CEO of Headbands of Hope, a company that donates headbands to kids with illnesses with every headband sold. Headbands of Hope has donated over 1 million headbands (1.3M at the time of recording), reaching every single children's hospital in America and 22 countries. After starting her company, she wanted to use her ups and her downs to help other women become valued as experts in their industry. In 2020, she started Prompted.io: a self-improvement platform delivering Prompt Pathways by world-renowned thought leaders. Jess is also the bestselling author of Chasing the Bright Side and creator of Mic Drop Workshop, an e-learning company that helps women tell and sell their stories as thought leaders. Make sure to catch Jess' new book for kids Create Your Bright Ideas! _____ Get your copy of Personal Socrates: Better Questions, Better Life Connect with Marc >>>  Website | LinkedIn | Instagram | Twitter  Drop a review and let me know what's resonating with you about the show! Thanks as always for listening and have the best day yet!* Behind the Human is proudly recorded in a Canadian made Loop Phone Booth * Special props 👇 Producer & Editor - John Balderston Music: Clouds - Joakim Karud

53mins

11 Sep 2022

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Embracing Optimism with Jess Ekstrom

The Plywood Podcast

Joining us today is Jess Ekstrom, founder, and CEO of  Headbands of Hope. Listen as Jess shares her journey from becoming an entrepreneur at 19 to authoring her latest book,  Chasing The Bright Side: Embracing Optimism. The well-noted speaker also explains why being optimistic is so essential in entrepreneurship. Wanna know more about Jess? Check out our latest episode! Check out Headbands of Hope here and you can find Jess's book here.Life hack: sometimes you don’t need more answers, you just need the right questions. Prompted.io delivers prompts by experts, answers by you. Pick from hundreds of Prompt Pathways from top thought leaders that will help you solve your problems by asking you the right questions. Feeling in your head today? There’s a pathway for that. Prepping for a big pitch presentation? There’s a pathway for that. Recovering from burnout? There’s a pathway for that. Try it for free for one month using the code PLYWOOD at Prompted.io__Welcome to the Plywood Podcast: Real talk for social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders.Plywood is a nonprofit in Atlanta leading a community of startups doing good. Over the past 12 years, we have worked with over 1000 startup founders and nonprofit leaders wrestling with the tensions of starting, growing, and sustaining.Think of The Plywood Podcast as a kitchen table conversation debating the pros and woes of running a business and sustaining a nonprofit. We dive into building business plans, sustaining relationships (personal and professional), diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, forming values while being a part of true cultural change for good, and so much more.Learn more about Plywood at PlywoodPeople.comLife hack: sometimes you don’t need more answers, you just need the right questions. Prompted.io delivers prompts by experts, answers by you. Pick from hundreds of Prompt Pathways from top thought leaders that will help you solve your problems by asking you the right questions. Feeling in your head today? There’s a pathway for that. Prepping for a big pitch presentation? There’s a pathway for that. Recovering from burnout? There’s a pathway for that. Try it for free for one month using the code PLYWOOD at Prompted.io 

39mins

23 Jun 2022

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How to Get Paid to Speak with Jess Ekstrom

Negotiate Anything

In this episode, Jess Ekstrom, Founder of Headbands of Hope and Bright Pages and Author of Chasing the Bright Side, discusses how to use negotiation to get paid for speaking events.Request a Custom Workshop For Your CompanyGet Free Access to Over 15 Negotiation GuidesGet $200 off of the Mic Drop Workshop with code: LIVE520Jess's WebsiteHeadbands of HopeFollow Jess on LinkedInFollow Kwame on LinkedInIf you've been a listener of the show and you've gotten a lot out of our programming, you can click here to Support Negotiate Anything.Kwame Christian with Jess Ekstrom

23mins

16 Jun 2022

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Permission to Evolve With Jess Ekstrom

The CLS Experience with Craig Siegel

Full Disclosure, if you don’t believe in the superpower that is optimism, then this is NOT the episode for you. This is a deep tangible masterclass on why being positive changes the trajectory of your life. Why did I want Jess Ekstrom on the record breaking The CLS Experience? It’s simple, she has put a dent in the universe inspiring millions who have been affected by cancer, something that hits home for me and billions of others. Without further ado Join your host Craig Siegel as he sits down with super entrepreneur, business powerhouse and tremendous beacon of inspiration, founder of Headbands of Hope which has donated millions of headbands to children affected by cancer, camping connoisseur, keynote speaker, creator of the Mic Drop workshop, and best selling author of the iconic book Chasing the Bright side, the resilient and optimistic Jess Ekstrom.  Jess pulls back the curtain on cultivating the idea to begin supplying kids battling cancer with headbands which turned into a global empire, all while she was in college. Jess showcases the optimism muscle and how to develop it. They talk about the powerful difference between reacting and responding. Craig and Jess talk about the impact that trying new things and collecting data has on our future performances. They pull back the curtain on the ultimate hybrid, combining making a living and making a difference.➤ To connect with Jess follow Jess Ekstrom on Instagram➤ Join our CLS texting community for free daily inspiration and business strategies to elevate your day, text (917) 634-3796To follow The CLS Experience and connect with Craig on Social Media:➤ INSTAGRAM➤ FACEBOOK➤ YOUTUBE➤ WEBSITE➤ LINKEDIN➤ TWITTER➤ CLS TOOLKIT➤ CLS MEMBERSHIP

54mins

16 May 2022

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243. Telling Your Story More Authentically + Cultivating Rabid Fans - Jess Ekstrom

We Are For Good Podcast - The Podcast for Nonprofits

Meet Jess☀️ She's an entrepreneur, author, speaker and founder who's helping women tell, sell and uncover the value in their story so they can make a living and a difference at the same time. After starting Headbands of Hope in college (featured on GMA & Today show!), this female empowerer learned how to help women find their voices and tell their story authentically. Tune in, only if you want to be massively inspired. It's an UNGETTABLE GET interview day! 💃 EPISODE HIGHLIGHTSThe Ungettable Get List (3:00)Jess’s story and journey to where she is today (6:30)The founding story of Headbands of Hope (11:00)Leaders as thought leaders: Jess’s journey into thought leadership (14:00)The current landscape of women in thought leadership and the opportunity right now for nonprofit leaders (20:00)Jess's Mic Drop WorkshopMoment to meaning (22:00)Premise + promise (27:00)The power of journaling and Jess’s new platform: prompted.io (28:00)Use code GOOD for one month free 🎉Stop wishing for a better world create one. Jess’s book: Chasing the Bright Side (36:00)A powerful moment of philanthropy in Jess’s life (42:00)Jess’s One Good Thing: You are right on time. (45:00)For more information and episode details visit: www.weareforgood.com/episode/243The We Are For Good Podcast is co-hosted by Jonathan McCoy, CFRE and Becky Endicott, CFRE and welcomes the most dynamic nonprofit leaders, advocates and philanthropists to share innovative ideas and lessons learned 3x a week!Want to hear insider details and to get our best roundup of tips, freebies, resources and show notes from each episode? Join the Good Community - it's free! Visit www.weareforgood.com/helloAbout Our Sponsor VirtuousWe’re partnering up with our friends at Virtuous to co-host this year’s FREE Responsive Nonprofit Summit on April 20-21… and we want to see you there! We’re curating some amazing panels to help you build better systems and strategies to help you grow your impact. To join us at the Responsive Nonprofit Summit - visit virtuous.org/good and register for free!About Our Sponsor Slingshot GroupOur friends over at Slingshot Group partner with nonprofits to hire great leaders and build remarkable teams – and they happen to be one of our favorite companies. It’s so much more than a staffing and executive search firm. Slingshot Group goes deep and gets to know your culture so they can help you find the leaders and staff who are just the right fit for your nonprofit. Learn more at slingshotgroup.org 🎉About our Sponsor Feathr 🎉Feathr is trusted by nonprofits of all shapes and wing-spans — from the arts to animal welfare and everything in between. Don’t rely on magic this year-end. Use Feathr to streamline your digital marketing campaigns and exceed your goals.Learn more and get started today at Feathr.co.  Start Learning Today on We Are For Good PRO 🎉We Are For Good PRO is reimagining nonprofit professional development - for good. ✨ Join us and get started at weareforgoodpro.com.

51mins

14 Mar 2022

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Episode 24 - Loving the Process Not the Goal with Guest Jess Ekstrom

The From Burnout to Recovery Show with Dr. Kate: Your Journey to Recovery Burnout Starts Here

In Episode 24 we are joined by guest Jess Ekstrom. We dig into how we attached our self-worth to our work. We discuss how to get back to loving the process of the work and not being so focused on the goal. Jess Ekstrom is the founder and CEO of Headbands of Hope, a company that donates headbands to kids with illnesses with every headband sold. Headbands of Hope has been featured on the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, QVC, The View and worn by celebrities like Kelsea Ballerini and Khloe Kardashian. More importantly, Headbands of Hope has donated over 1 million headbands, reaching every single children's hospital in America and 22 countries. After starting her company, she wanted to use her ups and her downs to help other women become valued as experts in their industry. In 2020, she started Prompted.io: a self-improvement platform delivering Prompt Pathways by world-renowned thought leaders. Jess is also the bestselling author of Chasing the Bright Side and creator of online courses + communities for women to become paid keynote speakers and get book deals. Jess lives with her husband, Jake, and their 70 lb dog, Ollie. They just finished a 2-year adventure of living full-time in an Airstream. You can connect with Jess more on Social Media:www.instagram.com/jess_ekstrom www.facebook.com/jessekstrom www.twitter.com/jess_ekstrom https://www.linkedin.com/in/jess-ekstrom-59160342/ Join Prompted.io with the code burnout for one month free! Our recovery moment is a body scan to help ground us by using the contacts of our body. Download your Free Burnout Recovery Reflection Journal here: https://bit.ly/FromBurnout-Recovery

15 Feb 2022

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Competing ambitions in relationships and trust building with Jess Ekstrom - Encore

Diner Talks With James

We are excited to bring you this encore presentation of one of our most popular episodes. We hope you enjoy!I got to sit down with entrepreneur, speaker, and great friend Jess Ekstrom and we jumped right in with their decision to sell their apartment and move into an Airstream. Hearing about her relationship and having different ambitions as a partner and how to communicate about it was awesome. I asked her where do you develop a stick-to-itiveness nature with bring ideas to life. Then we chatted about branding yourself while wanting to still be yourself and how do you know when you can turn around and help someone who is behind you? We closed it out with developing trust in your working and personal relationships. About the Guest: Jess Ekstrom is the founder and CEO of Headbands of Hope, author of Chasing the Bright Side and just launched her podcast called Business on the Bright Side. She's passionate about helping women tell and sell their story through public speaking and book writing. Jess lives full time in her Airstream trailer with her husband, Jake, and their dog, Ollie. She can run multi-million dollar businesses but she can't keep a plant alive and doesn't own an iron.www.jessekstrom.com www.instagram.com/jess_ekstrom www.brightpages.comAbout the Host:  Friends! Here's a somewhat stuffy bio of me:   I am an author, professional speaker, coach, host, and entrepreneur. My first book, Leading Imperfectly: The value of being authentic for leaders, professionals, and human beings, is available wherever people buy books. I speak internationally to willing and unwilling attendees about authenticity, vulnerability, and leadership. My clients include American Express, General Electric (GE), Accenture, Yale University, The Ohio State University, and many others. As a speaker, I am doing the two things I loves the most: making people think and making people laugh!  I host my own events multiple times a year. They are 2-day events called Living Imperfectly Live (and sometimes they are 1-day virtual events). They are a space where humans from every walk of life can come together to be part of a community on the pursuit of badassery. The goal is to help attendees start living the life we say we want to live.Alas, you're here because of an idea I had a number of years ago and didn't think I was good enough to pull it off. I finally acted on it and alas Diner Talks with James was born! As you can see from what I do in my professional life, Diner Talks is alligned with everything I believe in and teach.  If this wasn't dry enough, and you would like to know more info about my speaking, events, or coaching feel free to check out my website: JamesTRobo.com.Let’s Be Friends on Social Media!Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamestroboFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/jamestroboLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesrobilotta/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/JamesRobilottaCSPTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/JamesTRoboThanks for listening!Thanks so much for listening to our podcast! If you enjoyed this episode and think that others could benefit from listening, please share it using the social media buttons on this page.Do you have some feedback or questions about this episode? Leave a comment in the section below!Subscribe to the podcastIf you would like to get automatic updates of new podcast episodes, you can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher. You can also subscribe in your favorite podcast app.Leave us an Apple Podcasts reviewRatings and reviews from the listeners are extremely valuable to me and greatly appreciated. They help Diner Talks podcast rank higher on Apple Podcasts, which exposes our show to more awesome listeners like you. If you have a minute, it would mean the world if you couple leave an honest review on Apple Podcasts.

1hr 32mins

3 Feb 2022

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Turning Frustration Into Inspiration with Jess Ekstrom

True Grit and Grace with Amberly Lago

Today's episode of True Grit and Grace is about a side of resilience that is easy for some people and really hard for others. I'm talking about optimism! It's a game changer when you learn how to harness it, and I'm so excited to bring you this conversation with the queen of optimism, Jess Ekstrom. As she told me in our interview, “Let the wonder be louder than the limits.” Jess Ekstrom is the founder and CEO of Headbands of Hope, a company she started as a junior in college in 2012. For every headband sold, a headband is given to a child with cancer. Her first brush with success was selling all of her toys on eBay when she was twelve. Since then, Jess has been featured on the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, the Hallmark Channel, Inside Edition, Vanity Fair, Forbes, and People Magazine ran an exclusive on her when her book released. Jess is a regular guest on QVC. More importantly, Headbands of Hope has donated over half a million headbands reaching every children’s hospital in the United States and in fifteen countries. Her book Chasing the Bright Side debuted as a #1 New Release on Amazon and Apple picked her audiobook as their Must-Listen of the month. Jess is also a professional speaker and founder of Mic Drop Workshop, an online course with the mission of empowering more women to share their message as a speaker. She is the Founder of Bright Pages, a guided online journal for the doers with daily prompts based on your goals. Some of her career highlights have been... Hosting proms at Children's Hospitals, being dubbed "The Ultimate Game Changer" by Women's Health Magazine, making the Under 30 Women to Watch list by Business Insider, being named a “top motivational speaker” by Forbes, and  donating over half a million headbands to every children's hospital in America and 15 countries. Jess and her husband, Jake, travel around the country in their Airstream with their dog, Ollie. Here’s what you will learn: Why Jess was inspired to found Headbands of Hope (4:24) How to find the optimism to do big projects (13:17) How sharing her uncle’s story helped her to live what she was teaching on turning frustration into inspiration(18:39) The importance of leaving the future open for possibility (26:55) How an internet journal can help you flesh out your thoughts (33:48) A great resource to help you get started with writing a book (39:48) What did you learn from this episode? Share on Instagram and tag us at @amberlylagomotivation and @jess_ekstrom so we can see! Follow Jess: Facebook Instagram Website Links mentioned in this episode: Chasing the Bright Side: Embrace Optimism, Activate Your Purpose, and Write Your Own Story Bright Pages If you are ready to leave your mark by discovering your message and sharing it with the world, you've come to the right place!! Let's work together to build your influence, your impact, and your income! Join the tribe you have been waiting for to activate your highest potential and live the life you deserve!  Another Your Unstoppable Life Mastermind is starting soon!!! Early bird countdown starts now!  JOIN NOW and let us know you are ready for greatness! Read the "True Grit and Grace" book here and learn how you can turn tragedy into triumph!  Thank you for joining us on the True, Grit, & Grace Podcast! If you find value in today’s episode, don’t forget to share the show with your friends and tap that subscribe button so you don’t miss an episode! You can also head over to amberlylago.com to join my newsletter and access free downloadable resources that can help you elevate your life, business, and relationships! Want to see the behind the scenes and keep the conversation going?  Head over to Instagram @amberlylagomotivation! Audible @True-Grit-and-Grace-Audiobook  Website @amberlylago.com Instagram @amberlylagomotivation Facebook @AmberlyLagoSpeaker

51mins

2 Feb 2022

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An off the couch conversation: Guiding Women into Leadership Through Storytelling with Jess Ekstrom

A Little Less Of A Hot Mess: Off The Couch Convos With A Therapist

In this episode, I talk with Jess Ekstrom the founder and CEO of Headbands of Hope, a company she started as a junior in college in 2012. For every headband that’s sold a headband is given to a child with cancer. Jess is also a professional speaker, author of Chasing The Brightside, and founder of Mic Drop Workshop where she helps women tell AND sell their stories through speaking.  Our conversation included talking about learning to adapt to an abundance mindset versus a competitive mindset in a world built for men especially in the speaking realm, starting before you’re ready, and adopting therapeutic activities like journaling into your daily routine. To receive 1 FREE Month of Bright Pages, please use the code: MESS. Learn more about Jess Ekstrom on Instagram: @jess_ekstrom Find information about her mentorship at www.micdropworkshop.com Pre-order my book "A Little Less of a Hot Mess": https://amazon.com/author/kaitlinsoule Learn more about my coaching services at https://wellnotesforher.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/alittlelesshotmess/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/alittlelesshotmess/support

36mins

31 Jan 2022

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