Rank #1: 110: Emotional Well-Being in Five Simple Steps
Shira Taylor Gura has developed a way to help you get through day-to-day situations that might make you anxious, fearful or angry, among other things.
Shira runs workshops and retreats, and is also the author of “The STUCK Method: Five Simple Steps to Emotional Well-Being”. You can learn more about Shira and the STUCK Method here: http://thestuckmethod.com
Today’s podcast is taken directly from the Facebook Live interview I did in my office with Shira. If you’re interested in seeing that video, click here: The Strong Women's Club Facebook Page Let me know who you are and what you think! Be well and strong, Edie
Sep 27 2017
Rank #2: #SWC28 : How to be a great leader, in a nutshell
Last week I mentioned two leadership styles: Transformational and Transactional, but there are many different ways to define leadership personalities. There is the definition by Lewin, which includes: Autocratic, Democratic and Laissez-faire. There is the Blake-Mouton Managerial Grid (See on Amazon), which mixes a people-oriented style with a task-oriented style, depending on the job at hand. There is the Path-Goal Theory, which weighs the ability of the employee with the ambiguity of the task at hand, then decides which approach to use. A book called Primal Leadership (See on Amazon) by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee talked about Six Emotional Leadership Styles: Visionary, Coaching, Affiliative, Democratic, Pacesetting and Commanding, and how each style might affect the emotions of your team members. And there is Authentic Leadership: people who inspire trust, are open about the problems they come across, don’t ignore or hide them, and have a high level of integrity and are consistent. Where do you fit in? How do you lead? How do you influence, inspire, motivate, stimulate and individualise? In an effort to simplify and to condense: Here are four things that you can do to begin to be an authentic transformational leader. This is how you start: Set an example: high standards, ethical choices, excellence in character You will develop and communicate and exciting and ambitious vision for your group, and encourage their development towards that end You will stimulate their intellect: Foster open discussions about the vision and how you’ll get there You will care about your team: genuine concern Thank you for joining me, Edie P.S. Next week we will talk about what to do where there are problems... Resources Primal Leadership by Daniel Goleman, et al (http://amzn.to/2sTCuMg) - Affiliate link https://umesorld.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/ethics-character-and-authentic-transformational-leadership-behavior-1999-bass-and-steidlmeier.pdf https://www.mindtools.com/community/pages/article/newLDR_84.php http://www.wright.edu/~scott.williams/LeaderLetter/character.htm Blake-Mouton Managerial Grid (http://amzn.to/2sTCuMg) - Affiliate link
Jul 11 2017
Rank #3: 018: It's all about your frame of mind!
Kim Ades has built a large coaching platform and process which centers around daily journaling. She also has 5 children ! In this episode you will learn how:
Successful business people have a high degree of emotional resilience Emotion comes from a way of thinking, and not necessarily from what’s actually occurring
You can apply this to your home life as well
Demonstrating how you manage yourself well, and role modelling influences your children
We need to identify the beliefs that are standing in the way of a person’s success Plus many more insights Kim’s website is: www.frameofmindcoaching.com For this project to be able to reach more people, I could really use your help in getting the word out. I’d love for you to leave an honest rating and review in iTunes, which helps the show get exposure, and in turn will help more women and men find the show. It will only take a minute or two, and it really will help a lot! Thank you for that!!
Have a great day and stay strong! Edie
Oct 28 2015
Rank #4: 043: Smart Women are Financially Literate
Today’s interview was conducted in a hotel lobby, face to face, so there is quite a bit of background noise. Still, I find it’s a lot more fun to interview people this way, as opposed to over Skype, so I’ll keep doing in person interviews whenever I get the opportunity.
Barbara Stewart, CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) researches and writes about women and finance. She speaks globally about issues relating to women, money and financial literacy.
Barbara has written many useful and easy to understand articles which you can find on her website www.BarbaraStewart.ca. Barbara's advice is to work with your strengths, be deliberate about going for the things that interest you and try to talk more about your accomplishments to others.
Thank you, Barbara, for taking the time out of your schedule to talk to The Strong Women’s Club!
Apr 20 2016
Rank #5: 102: Are the vitamins you take the right vitamins?
Dr. Romy Block and Dr. Arielle Levitan are the founders of VousVitamins and the coauthors of The Vitamin Solution: Two Doctors Clear the Confusion about Vitamins and Your Health, in which they provide a common-sense, medically sound approach to using vitamins to improve your diet, exercise plan, and overall health. Romy and Arielle look critically at the vitamin industry and commonly sold off the shelf products. They scrutinize ingredients and in clear, accessible, language, explain which vitamins and supplements can be helpful, which can be harmful, and which are altogether unnecessary; explore health topics including migraine, hair loss, fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, hot flashes, and more; and address preventive care, providing insights on topics such as screening tests, weight loss, and preserving memory. On the show, we discuss their reasons for going into the vitamin business, what’s different about VousVitamins, and how they manage to get so much done every day. Resources https://www.vousvitamin.com The Vitamin Solution: Two Doctors Clear the Confusion about Vitamins and Your Health (http://amzn.to/2eFD1eu)
Jul 26 2017
Rank #6: 016: Starting a life with $5 and a lump of clay
Julie Austin is the CEO of the consulting firm Creative Innovation Group, and is the author of “The Money Garden: How to plant the seeds for a lifetime of income”.
Julie is the inventor of Swiggies, and is also an innovation speaker for large corporations. She was been featured on many television programs and written publications and radio shows. In this episode you will hear: • How you should never ever put all of your eggs in one basket • How you should create something that you are extremely passionate about • How it doesn’t matter where you start You can find Julie at: www.creativeinnovationgroup.com www.speakersponsor.com www.indiesponsor.com www.createforcash.com www.abbottandklein.com www.funjobfairs.com www.swiggies.com Resources mentioned on the podcast: • James Altucher’s blog: http://www.jamesaltucher.com • Julie’s book: The Money Garden: How to plant the seeds for a lifetime of income
Oct 14 2015
Rank #7: 107: Female Founders and Entrepreneurs Around the World. Are their characteristics and experiences more similar or more dissimilar?
Taciana Mello and Fernanda Moura from Brazil are interviewing women around the world (hey… I do that too!) about women’s empowerment, women founders and women entrepreneurs. They’re filming a documentary, gathering advice and stories from experienced female founders about their hardships, struggles and triumphs. After they interviewed me here at WeWork Herzliya, I invited them to be on the podcast to tell their own stories. Today, we get a behind-the-scenes look into their 13 months of travel (so far), the women they’ve met and the countries they’ve been to. How do you pack for such a long trip when most of your luggage is full of video equipment? Taciana and Fernanda tell us what they’re carrying. What is the worse experience they’ve had on the road so far? Listen to the show and find out! Thank you, Taciana and Fernanda! It was great fun meeting and an honor to be part of this important project. The Girls on the Road (https://www.facebook.com/thegirlsontheroad/)
Sep 06 2017
Rank #8: 101: How to Use Storytelling in Business and Who are the Druze?
This week in Israel there was a terror attack where two Israeli policemen were killed. Both policemen were Druze, so I’m going to tell you about who the Druze are. The Druze are not Muslims, though the religion is an outgrowth of Islam that originated in the 10th century in Egypt. It also has elements of Judaism and Christianity, influences of Greek philosophy and Asiatic thought. Due to having relatively progressive ideas for the time, such as the abolition of slavery and the separation of church and state, they were considered to be outliers and unorthodox, and were persecuted, so they became very secretive with their religion, which is still true to this day. Even to many Druze themselves, the religion is secret and mysterious. Only special clergy called Uqqal, can study and learn all of its aspects. Basically, their rules are: they believe in one god, they have to reject all non-Druze tenets, and they must be very loyal to the Druze community. You cannot convert to become a Druze. And if you marry somebody who is not Druze, then you are also no longer Druze. They believe in reincarnation, so that they believe that everybody that is alive today is a reincarnation of somebody from when the religion was revealed. The Druze don’t have a country, but they do have a flag. They live mainly in Israel, Lebanon and Syria, and they are very loyal to the countries that they live in. In Israel, the Druze men serve in the Israeli army (whereas the Arabs, or Palestinians, do not serve in the Israeli army). The Druze in Israel are highly respected and integrated within several political parties, even though there are only about 150,000 Druze in Israel. The names of the two policemen murdered this week are: Advanced Staff Sgt. Maj. Hayil Satawi, 30, who was married with a 3-week-old son; and Advanced Staff Sgt. Maj. Kamil Shnaan, 22, May their memories be blessed. Now we’ll tell a different kind of story: A story about a storyteller who tells story. Noa Baum tells her own story in a wonderful way, She uses storytelling as an artform, as a powerful tool in education,and in business. Noa talks about how we can use storytelling in our businesses and as leaders, to make a bigger impact and have people follow your lead. Resources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Druze http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/03/21/5-facts-about-israeli-druze-a-unique-religious-and-ethnic-group http://www.everyculture.com/multi/Bu-Dr/Druze.html http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/history-and-overview-of-the-israeli-druze www.noabaum.com
Jul 30 2017
Rank #9: 042: Medicine Meets Mindfulness
Dr. Romie talks about her life-changing illness and surgery and how she changed her entire way of thinking and treating patients. She uses mindfulness and integrative medicine in her clinic and is spreading the word all around the country. Mainly, Dr. Romie says we are not alone and that we should all recognize our BSC (Bat Shit Crazy) and learn how to deal with it. You can find her at DrRomie.com We are continuing with our introductory offer for the Mastermind program. Visit our website for all the information you need and to apply at www.thestrongwomensclub.com/mastermind Thank you for listening,
Have a really great day, And stay strong! Edie
Apr 13 2016
Rank #10: S3EP9: Founding, Growing and Selling a Fitness Continuing Education Company with Gwen Hyatt
Gwen Hyatt founded DSWFitness (Desert Southwest Fitness, Inc.), Center for Continuing Education in 1980 to provide continuing education for fitness, health, rehabilitation and clinical professionals. In 2013 Human Kinetics acquired DSWFitness! Now Gwen is a travel blogger, mountain bikes wherever and whenever she wants :) Gwen teaches us about how to be fluid in your career, how she was able to recognize opportunities, and how she scaled from an in-person business to have a huge online education business very similar to what a lot of people are building today. She was able to do it without the help of the internet, using direct mail and other things, so you’ll learn all about that in today’s episode.
Nov 01 2017
Rank #11: S3EP10: How your fitness company can grow and change with you - Emily Cook Harris
Emily Cook Harris brings power, strength and confidence to the clients of EMPOWERED. Emily teaches us: How to grow your team and her screening process How to let your company grow and change with your own lifestyle How she morphed into having more remote personal fitness clients Emily founded EMPOWERED in 2010 with the mission of empowering those she trained to be strong, confident, and have the courage to pursue their dreams - using proceeds to support education so girls' around the world could have that same opportunity. Emily personally experienced how education had the power to unlock doors and wanted to pay that forward to the next generation. Empowered NYC (http://www.empowerednyc.com)
Nov 08 2017
Rank #12: 055: Blair Braverman: Dogsled Racer and Author
Blair Braverman left her home and family in California to find her life in the north. She's a talented author, adventurer, dogsled racer, and a fulfiller of her own dreams. Blair fought and won struggles to succeed in a male-dominated world, but it wasn't always easy.
Blair's website: BlairBraverman.com, where you can read excerpts of the stories she's written.
Blair's new book: Welcome to the Goddam Ice Cube comes out July 2016, published by Ecco/HarperCollins.
Read it! And welcome to the world Buffy and her brothers and sisters!
Jul 13 2016
Rank #13: 109: Shanah Tovah! Tips for Hosting Big Dinner Parties and Lessons from a Reconstructionist Rabbi
Shana Tova!! Rabbi Deborah Waxman teaches us about adopting “Yes, And” in Judaism Sweet and Happy New Year! For the podcast this week, I talk about how I organize large dinner parties at home and the tools I use to delegate to my guests some of the cooking to make things easier. They don’t always like it… I reflect on spirituality and what it means for me, and how my daughter, Maya, influences me. And together we learn from Rabbi Deborah Waxman, who is the head of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and the Jewish Reconstructionist Communities. Rabbi Waxman is the first woman to hold these positions simultaneously. We learn what Recontructionist Judaism is and the items that Deborah feels need urgent attention. And we get our own private lesson for the new year. You can learn more at: www.jewishrecon.org www.ritualwell.org Thank you to the Strong Women who listen to the podcast! Have a healthy and strong year! L’Hitraot
Sep 20 2017
Rank #14: 106: Sally Becker is Saving Children in Mosul
Sally Becker is back on the podcast, talking about her current work and latest missions to Mosul. Sally’s charity Road to Peace really needs your help to pay for medical supplies for severely malnourished children in the war zone.
Sally tells about the most difficult mission she’s ever been on, the dangers she and the doctor accompanying her, Dr. Marino Andolina, face when there, and the extreme hardships the people suffer there from ISIS attacks. If you visit Sally’s website: RoadtoPeace.org.uk (https://www.roadtopeace.org.uk) you will see photographs and videos of the children she has already helped to receive medical help in the US, and those for whom the help is too late. CNN and the BBC have covered her work, which you can also see on her website. I know it sounds as if I’m pushing for donations. That’s because I am. This is a cause where all of the funds you send go directly to the needy people. No middle man. If you are inspired by her work, send Sally an email on the contact page on her website and let her know you appreciate her. I appreciate you for caring. Be well and safe everybody.
Aug 23 2017
Rank #15: 100: Personal and Professional Updates in Celebration of the 100th Episode!
A live, uncut podcast about what we’ve accomplished over the past 50 episodes, what went well, what can be improved and what I loved.I also talk about plans for the upcoming year, share what’s going on behind the scenes at The Strong Women’s Club, and give you a personal update as to what is going on with my family. I hope you enjoy it! Subscribe to the podcast, share it with a friend. You’ll be making a difference! Thank you so much for joining me in this labor of love. I appreciate you.
Jul 12 2017
Rank #16: S3EP12: Fitness Business Franchise Fit 4 Mom Founder Lisa Druxman
Lisa Druxman, the founder of Fit4Mom, is on the Strong Women’s Club Podcast today. Lisa tells us about how she built her fitness business into the largest fitness program for moms in the United States. At the moment, they have over 300 franchises, with 1000 moms, participating in multiple locations.
Nov 22 2017
Rank #17: 108: Author of a memoir about hoarding, matches made in heaven and not turning into your mother
The author of “White Walls: A Memoir About Motherhood, Daughterhood, and the Mess In Between” (http://amzn.to/2xuukfk), Judy humorously writes about her life as the daughter of a mom who was a hoarder and mentally ill; how she met her husband, who has a surprising story; and about being a mother herself. Judy is an author and comedienne, joining the two in her writing and her stage appearances, and here on this podcast! You can find out more about Judy at http://judybatalion.com
Sep 13 2017
Rank #18: S3EP11: Fitness Business Empire CEO of YogaFit Beth Shaw
Founder and President of YogaFit, Beth Shaw teaches about how she is able to grow her fitness business into a multinational empire. Beth talks about how she trusts when delegating and how flexibility and persistence are keys to success. YogaFit is coming to Israel December 6-12, 2017. If you would like to take those classes, or any other anywhere in the world, use the code: strong10 to get a great discount. Be sure to listen to the end of the program where Beth makes a professional opportunity offer that might be exactly the right thing for you. http://www.bethshaw.com/book-now/ http://www.yogalean.com www.yogafit.com https://www.facebook.com/YogaFitStudios/ https://www.yogafit.com/find-yoga-teacher-training/level-one-foundations-Tel-Aviv-2500/
Nov 15 2017
Rank #19: 112: Founder of First Rape Crisis Center Janet Yassen
Janet Yassen is a psychotherapist, a feminist, a civil rights activist, and one of the founders of the first rape crisis centers in Boston in 1973. If you knew you wanted to start an important center, how would you go about it? Would you do it like Janet did?
We talk about gender-based violence, about how group settings are extremely important, how she works to help people get in control of their minds, bodies and spirits.
Janet talks about how we need to face our own powerlessness often, and how it is possible to accomplish.
Oct 11 2017
Rank #20: 113: Starting a Fitness Business While Staying True to Yourself
Chavonne Hodges is an NYC-bred Advertising professional by day and certified AFAA Group Fitness Instructor/ entrepreneur by night. Diagnosed with an anxiety disorder in college, Chavonne started exercising to combat her mental health disorder. As a co-creator and instructor of TrapAerobics, Chavonne strongly believes in the transformative powers of trap music and exercise. Her love of music, fitness, and natural, good vibes inspired by her to start GrillzandGranola, her fitness/lifestyle brand, which has worked with various creative collectives, non-profits and companies like Facebook NY and Tumblr. This episode is particularly interesting if you are starting your own fitness company and you aren’t quite sure how to go about it. Female entrepreneurs who love something special and different, this is for you. Building a personal brand relies on you being you. Go do it! You can find Chavonne at: https://www.grillzandgranola.com https://afterclass.classpass.com/4-inspiring-female-fitness-entrepreneurs-to-watch/ http://clickcliquenyc.tumblr.com
Oct 18 2017