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Tune into the Beyond 6 Seconds podcast to hear extraordinary stories from everyday people. Each episode features inspiring stories of life and creativity, triumph and struggle. I interview people who are starting their own businesses, giving back to their communities, and working with exciting new technologies to advance our world. We also talk about specific ways that our listeners can help support them and their work, so that their stories can continue to evolve. Who knows, their stories may even provide you some extra inspiration to develop your own talents and passions!

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Tune into the Beyond 6 Seconds podcast to hear extraordinary stories from everyday people. Each episode features inspiring stories of life and creativity, triumph and struggle. I interview people who are starting their own businesses, giving back to their communities, and working with exciting new technologies to advance our world. We also talk about specific ways that our listeners can help support them and their work, so that their stories can continue to evolve. Who knows, their stories may even provide you some extra inspiration to develop your own talents and passions!

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Inspiring!

By YourEmptyNestCoach - Feb 19 2019
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Love Carolyn’s voice and the content is inspiring and fun. Thrilled I found this podcast.

Extraordinary Content

By Elloise76 - Feb 04 2019
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Informational and helpful information from people in multiple walks of life. -EricaCAW

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166 Ratings
Average Ratings
165
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Inspiring!

By YourEmptyNestCoach - Feb 19 2019
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Love Carolyn’s voice and the content is inspiring and fun. Thrilled I found this podcast.

Extraordinary Content

By Elloise76 - Feb 04 2019
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Informational and helpful information from people in multiple walks of life. -EricaCAW
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Beyond 6 Seconds

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Tune into the Beyond 6 Seconds podcast to hear extraordinary stories from everyday people. Each episode features inspiring stories of life and creativity, triumph and struggle. I interview people who are starting their own businesses, giving back to their communities, and working with exciting new technologies to advance our world. We also talk about specific ways that our listeners can help support them and their work, so that their stories can continue to evolve. Who knows, their stories may even provide you some extra inspiration to develop your own talents and passions!

Rank #1: Episode 40: Andy Storch – How new habits can transform your life and career

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Andy Storch is a consultant, coach and facilitator who helps his clients turn strategy into action. Andy works with companies to accelerate leadership development, strategy alignment, business acumen and sales training. He also coaches individuals to help them improve their performance and achieve their goals, so they can do the best work of their lives. Additionally, Andy hosts two podcasts: The Entrepreneur Hot Seat (now called The Andy Storch Show), where he has interviewed over 100 CEOs and entrepreneurs, and the Talent Development Hot Seat, where he interviews interesting talent development leaders about their experience.

In this episode, Andy shares how the book “Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod inspired him to transform his life and career by building six habits for success: meditation, exercise, writing, reading, affirmations and visualizations. He also talks about the impact that hosting podcasts and attending conferences have had on growing his career and developing new business relationships.

Connect with Andy on LinkedIn and visit www.andystorch.com to learn more about his work and podcasts.

Additional information from Andy Storch's bio:

Andy has taught strategy, sales, leadership, finance, and business acumen to business leaders all over the world and has started or worked for multiple start-up companies. Some of Andy’s past clients have included Salesforce.com, NOV, Oracle, Google, Box, Toyota, Genentech, State Farm, Red Bull, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, HP, Sony, Bechtel, Cisco as well as small business and startup CEOs looking to grow their businesses.

Andy has worked with leaders across almost every industry—from software to insurance—and has seen the difference that experiential learning, practice, coaching, and accountability can make in improving overall performance.

Andy holds an MBA from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business where he served as President of the MBA program in 2008 and a BS in Information Sciences from the University of Florida. 

Dec 10 2018
31 mins
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Rank #2: BONUS Episode 52: Karen Jaw-Madson and the “soap opera” of book publishing

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In this bonus episode, organizational change and culture expert Karen Jaw-Madson (my guest from Episode 52) talks about finding and working with a publisher for her book “Culture Your Culture: Innovating Experiences @Work” – and why she describes her experience as a “soap opera!”

She shares what she learned, the advice that helped encourage her through all the rejections, and her own advice for authors who are trying to get their books published.

Find out more about Karen at www.designofworkexperience.com  and on TwitterFacebookInstagram and LinkedIn. You can also purchase Karen’s book on Amazon: Culture Your Culture: Innovating Experiences @Work

We've also got a full episode with Karen Jaw-Madson, where she talks about Design of Work Experience (DOWE), which is the methodology she created and described in her book. DOWE combines organizational culture with design thinking to help people innovate and solve challenging problems at work. Listen to Karen's full episode here.

Karen’s full bio:

Organizational expert Karen Jaw-Madson enjoyed success as a corporate executive before pursuing a "portfolio career" comprised of research, writing, consulting, teaching/speaking, and creative pursuits. As a versatile leader across multiple industries, Karen developed, led, and implemented numerous organizational initiatives around the globe. Today, this East Coast transplant to Silicon Valley (via Ireland and the Midwest) is principal of Co.-Design of Work Experience, where she enables organizations with innovative approaches and customized solutions for intimidating challenges. Focus areas include culture, organizational change, and people strategies. Her book, Culture Your Culture: Innovating Experiences @Work (Emerald Group Publishing) was released in June, 2018. She has a BA in Ethnic and Cultural Studies from Bryn Mawr College and a MA in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. Visit her website at www.designofworkexperience.com.

Mar 18 2019
12 mins
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Rank #3: Episode 41: Stories for Success – How to get unstuck and move your plot forward (with Valerie Gordon & Carolyn Kiel)

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In this episode, Beyond 6 Seconds host Carolyn Kiel is interviewed by her guest, Valerie Gordon, a 10-time Emmy award-winning television producer and owner of the career and communication strategy firm, Commander-in-She. 

Carolyn talks about a time in her career when she felt stuck and what she did to get unstuck, then Valerie & Carolyn share practical tips and advice for getting unstuck, including how to:

  • Take the time to identify what it is you like to do
  • Use conflict and dissatisfaction to your advantage
  • Expand your network
  • Establish a cast of supporting characters
  • Try new things
  • Make space for creativity

If you’re feeling stuck in your career, then you definitely want to listen to this entire episode!

Valerie offers workshops and webinars that teach the storytelling skills necessary to help high-achieving women ascend the leadership ladder. You can learn more about her work at www.Commander-in-She.com , connect with her on LinkedIn and follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CommanderInShe.

About Valerie Gordon:

Valerie Gordon is a 10-time Emmy award-winning television producer with more than two decades of experience creating and overseeing feature stories for ESPN, HBO Sports and CBS News, among other networks. Now the founder and president of Commander-in-She, LLC, a communications and career strategy firm, Valerie combines her background in storytelling with her passion for the important conversations and skills women need to harness the power of their stories. 

Valerie offers keynote presentations, group workshops, team building and individual strategizing to demonstrate the role storytelling plays in our daily lives and subsequent success.  She has worked with corporations and professional organizations such as Aetna, Mass Mutual, the YES Network, Untapped Potential, Women in Cable Telecommunications, Women in Sports and Events and American Women in Sports Media.

Valerie’s introspective introductory workshop, “What’s Your Story? Storytelling Secrets for Success” allows participants to consider the components of their personal stories – character, plot and narrative point of view – and emerge with greater authorship of their current and future chapters.  Story techniques are the thread for specific presentation topics including personal branding, negotiation and conflict resolution, goal-setting, communication skills and work-life balance.  

Valerie’s feature work has been seen on CBS News “The Early Show” (2004-2008), NBC’s “Weekend Today” (2002-2003), and HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” (1998-2002), among other assignments.  She was a member of the Olympic profiles unit for both the Centennial Olympics in Atlanta (NBC, 1996) and the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan (CBS, 1998).  From 2008 to 2016, Valerie was a Coordinating Producer of ESPN’s acclaimed Feature Unit, supervising hundreds of features for studio shows, live events and special projects including SC Featured for SportsCenter and My Wish, ESPN’s collaboration with Make-a-Wish to grant sports-themed wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. From 2016-2017, Valerie helmed Mike & Mike, ESPN’s long-running multi-platform morning show on ESPN Radio and ESPN2. 

From 2014-2016, Valerie served as co-leader of ESPN Women, ESPN’s largest employee resource group, creating and overseeing professional development conferences serving hundreds of employees including “Leading at all Levels” (2014) and “Aspire/Inspire” (2015).  For her efforts as a catalyst for other women in the industry, she was honored at the 2015 WICT New England’s Evening of Excellence with the Touchstone award (2015).

In addition to her 10 Sports Emmy awards, Valerie is a 3-time Edward R. Murrow award recipient and 5-time NY Festival award-winner for both TV and radio and has been recognized with an NABJ Salute to Excellence and a Telly award.

A graduate of the University of Michigan, Valerie uses her life outside of work as a wife, mother, novice weightlifter and an occasional adventure race runner as inspiration for other relatable speaking and writing topics.  She blogs at www.Commander-in-She.com. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CommanderInShe.

Dec 17 2018
41 mins
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Rank #4: Episode 52: Karen Jaw-Madson – Building organizational culture using design thinking

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Karen Jaw-Madson is an organizational change and culture expert who enjoyed success as a corporate executive before pursuing a “portfolio career” comprised of research, writing, consulting, teaching/speaking, and creative pursuits. Her book "Culture Your Culture: Innovating Experiences @Work" was released in June 2018. This book is a guide for implementing the methodology she created -- Design of Work Experience (DOWE) – which combines organizational culture with design thinking, learning, appreciative inquiry and values-based leadership to help people innovate and solve challenging problems at work.

Find out more about Karen and the DOWE methodology at www.designofworkexperience.com and connect with Karen on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. You can also purchase Karen’s book on Amazon: Culture Your Culture: Innovating Experiences @Work

We've also got a bonus episode with Karen Jaw-Madson, where she talks about finding and working with a publisher for her book “Culture Your Culture: Innovating Experiences @Work” – and why she describes her experience as a “soap opera!” Listen to the bonus episode here.

Karen’s full bio:

Organizational expert Karen Jaw-Madson enjoyed success as a corporate executive before pursuing a "portfolio career" comprised of research, writing, consulting, teaching/speaking, and creative pursuits. As a versatile leader across multiple industries, Karen developed, led, and implemented numerous organizational initiatives around the globe. Today, this East Coast transplant to Silicon Valley (via Ireland and the Midwest) is principal of Co.-Design of Work Experience, where she enables organizations with innovative approaches and customized solutions for intimidating challenges. Focus areas include culture, organizational change, and people strategies. Her book, Culture Your Culture: Innovating Experiences @Work (Emerald Group Publishing) was released in June, 2018. She has a BA in Ethnic and Cultural Studies from Bryn Mawr College and a MA in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. Visit her website at www.designofworkexperience.com.

Links to other organizational change influencers that Karen mentions during the podcast:

Free Agent Nation by Daniel Pink (the book that inspired Karen to create her portfolio career)

Prof. Jeanne M. Liedka, Darden School of Business 

Total Quality Management by W. Edwards Deming

Appreciative Inquiry by David Cooperrider (Karen’s intellectual hero)

Mar 18 2019
38 mins
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Rank #5: Episode 35: Deborah Tan-Pink – How resilience and grit can beat bullies and grow your career

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Deborah Tan-Pink is the Head of Content at SmartUp, an edtech startup focused on microlearning for corporate employees.  She spent a decade in publishing before deciding to venture into entrepreneurship and technology.

On this episode, we talk about how Deborah built her resilience and grit during her school years, when she was bullied by both students and teachers – and how she used that resilience and grit to rise quickly from intern to Editor-in-Chief at Cosmopolitan Singapore, with skills and a mindset that helped her grow and pivot her career. She also shares her thoughts on how parents can support their children when they are dealing with bullies. 

Connect with Deborah on LinkedIn!

Nov 05 2018
29 mins
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Rank #6: Episode 50: Gina Marie Agderian – How to write a novel while balancing the demands of work and life

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Gina Marie Agderian is a New Jersey-based, independent author who self-published her first novel in April 2018 titled “The Letters in the Old House.” In her novel, a woman at a crossroads in her life discovers mysterious letters in her aunt & uncle’s Jersey Shore beach house, then goes on a mission to figure out the story behind the letters while learning about herself in the process.

In this episode, Gina talks about how she finally stopped putting off her childhood dream of writing a novel, and shares her tips for getting started and staying focused on your own writing and other creative passions. She also describes what it’s like to self-publish a book, and how self-publishing through Amazon allowed her to write her first novel according to her creative vision.

You can connect with Gina on her website www.gsellsseashells.com and on Instagram @gsellsseashells, and purchase “The Letters in the Old House” on Amazon.

Mar 04 2019
32 mins
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Rank #7: Episode 59: Jeff Weisbein – The evolution of BestTechie, a 15-year-old digital media company

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Jeff Weisbein is the founder and Editor-in-Chief at BestTechie – a company he started when he was 13 years old and grew it into a digital media company that makes technology easy for everyone to learn about. He also hosts a podcast called TechieBytes, which features insightful and thought-provoking conversations with tech experts and business executives.

On this episode, Jeff shares what inspired him to start BestTechie in the early days of the Internet, how he recognized opportunities to grow his business, refine BestTechie’s content and capitalize on changing technology trends, and how he generated income while maintaining the integrity and identity of the BestTechie brand.

We learn how his experience as a young content creator (in the days before preteen YouTube stars and Instagram influencers) shaped his views on life and entrepreneurship, including:

  • Ask for help and don't be afraid of rejection
  • Hiring is harder than it looks
  • It's important to step away from work sometimes to get a fresh perspective
  • Don’t forget to celebrate the small wins
  • You are not your business

Jeff also discusses the valuable skills he gained from launching KYA, a data analytics start-up that he had to shut down in 2017.

Check out BestTechie’s website at www.besttechie.com and listen to the TechieBytes podcast at www.besttechie.com/techiebytes . You can also contact Jeff via email at Jeff@BestTechie.com and follow him on Twitter.  

Jeff's bio:

Jeff Weisbein is the founder and Editor-in-Chief at BestTechie. His journey into technology, startups, and digital media began at the age of 13, which is when he started BestTechie. While in school, he built BestTechie into a digital media company where he was responsible for leading a team of journalists, editing, planning and creating content, as well as interviewing various executives for stories. In addition to BestTechie, he’s been published on various online publications including Business 2 Community, Media Shift, PerformanceIN, and Creator (by WeWork). He’s also been featured in TechCrunch, The Washington Post, The Next Web, Cheddar, Forbes, Lifehacker, FitSmallBusiness.com, and Product Hunt.

May 06 2019
36 mins
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Rank #8: Episode 54: Kevin Patrick Allen – Life, loss and What Comes Next

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Kevin Patrick Allen has been a reporter from sea to shining sea, telling stories of ordinary people facing extraordinary challenges. Now, he’s produced a documentary called “What Comes Next” that examines what happens when you lose a dream, lose a loved one, or even lose your freedom. The project was an opportunity to go beyond the skipping-stone nature of today’s journalism into a deeper exploration of the human condition.

In this podcast, Kevin takes us behind-the-scenes into the stories he featured in his documentary:

  • Chad, an X-Games champion, who suffered a terrible crash.
  • Beverly and Linda, whose triumph and tragedy intersected after the suicide of a teenager.
  • Joe and Reggie, who languished on death row.  

We discuss how these stories share a common struggle, how different people find a meaningful future after experiencing tremendous loss, and what we can learn from their journeys.

Watch “What Comes Next” on Amazon Prime and follow Kevin on Twitter @kpatrickallen.

Apr 01 2019
28 mins
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Rank #9: Episode 61: Kevin M. Yates -- From layoff to dream career

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What happens when you’re a high performer at work, with decades of success and upward progression in your career, and then you get laid off for the first time? That’s what happened to Kevin M. Yates. When his role working in learning & development was eliminated, Kevin found himself in the unfamiliar and frustrating situation of job searching while unemployed. As weeks of job searching turned into months, he experienced sadness, depression, fear, and self-doubt in the face of rejection, silence and ageism.

However, during this difficult time, Kevin began planting the seeds of what would become his amazingly successful personal brand as a “Learning & Development Detective” and measurement expert.  His branding not only led him to his next full-time job, but also opened up opportunities beyond his wildest dreams to share his expertise all around the world. Tune into this episode of Beyond 6 Seconds to hear Kevin’s incredible and inspiring story!

Learn more about Kevin’s work at the links below:

Website: kevinmyates.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/kevinmyates Facebook: facebook.com/kevmyates Twitter: twitter.com/kevinmyates Instagram: instagram.com/kevmyates

Full Bio of Kevin M. Yates:

Kevin is a Learning & Development detective and just like Sherlock Holmes, he solves mysteries. The mystery he solves is, “Did training work?”. He uses facts, evidence and data to show training and learning’s impact on behavior, performance and goals.

Kevin measures efficiency, effectiveness and outcomes for training and learning. His work is firmly rooted in his belief that training, learning and talent development has the power to impact behavior, thought and skill. His greatest capability is producing fact-based evidence for the impact of training and learning.

Kevin’s experience is global and multi-industry. He’s served in a variety of roles across training, learning and talent development which guides and informs his perspective and actions. Kevin’s guiding principle is, “Find one thing about a person’s behavior or performance you can attribute to training or learning and let that lead to the facts about impact.”  

May 20 2019
52 mins
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Rank #10: Episode 60: Charlotte Underwood – Mental health writer and advocate

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Charlotte Underwood is a mental health advocate and writer in the UK with a passion for preventing suicide and providing support for those in need.

On this episode, Charlotte shares how her own personal experiences inspired her to write about mental health, the biases and stigma that people with mental illnesses often face in the UK, and how she raises her voice to encourage people to talk about mental health and listen to the experiences of others.

Charlotte also discusses the importance of listening to people with mental illness, and shares advice on how people can help their friends and loved ones who are struggling.

You can read Charlotte's writing at her website, www.charlotteunderwoodauthor.com, and follow her on Twitter @CUnderwoodUK .

May 10 2019
18 mins
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Rank #11: Episode 46: Samantha Harris – Thriving after cancer and living Your Healthiest Healthy

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Samantha Harris is an Emmy-winning entertainment journalist and TV host. Most of you may know Samantha from her eight seasons as the co-host of the hit show, Dancing with the Stars, or her many years as one of the hosts of Entertainment Tonight.

In this podcast, Samantha shares her breast cancer story, which began when she trusted her instinct about a lump that she was told was “nothing.” Out of the emotional turmoil of her diagnosis, Samantha and her husband founded the online community Gotta Make Lemonade to help inspire positivity in the face of adversity. She continued to turn her cancer “lemon” into “lemonade” by writing her new book, “Your Healthiest Healthy: 8 Easy Ways to Take Control, Help Prevent & Fight Cancer, and Live a Longer, Cleaner, Happier Life,” which debuted as an Amazon bestseller.  With research-backed advice, “Your Healthiest Healthy” is a guidebook to identifying and removing toxins from all parts of your life, as well as boosting positivity to support your well-being.

Learn about Samantha’s book, “Your Healthiest Healthy” at www.samantha-harris.com/yhh

Book Samantha as a speaker at www.samantha-harris.com

Read the stories on Gotta Make Lemonade at www.gottamakelemonade.com (You can also submit your own story here!)

Follow Samantha on Instagram @SamanthaHarrisTV for a daily dose of positivity.

Feb 04 2019
33 mins
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Rank #12: Episode 36: The Evolution of Beyond 6 Seconds

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In this mini-episode of Beyond 6 Seconds, our host Carolyn Kiel shares her blog post about why she started podcasting and what she’s learned since publishing the first episodes at the beginning of this year. Check out her written post on the Parrot Content + Copy blog at https://www.parrotcontent.com/single-post/2018/10/30/Beyond-6-Seconds .

Nov 12 2018
5 mins
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Rank #13: Episode 48: Flip em the Bird – How Susie Moschkau and Natalie Buckman hatched their funny, fashionable, fingerless gloves

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When you don’t have the words, let your gloves say it for you!

Flip ‘em the Bird, Inc. is a women-owned, Minnesota based start-up founded by Susie Moschkau and Natalie Buckman. While freezing at their office jobs and looking for some comic relief to combat the day to day challenges of corporate life, Susie and Natalie hatched their idea for Flip ‘em the Bird fingerless gloves! After 2 decades of friendship and the dread of turning the big 4-0, they decided it was time to take their hilariousness and sassitude to the masses and launched a brand that is uniquely funny and fashionable.

On this episode, Susie and Natalie share how they got their idea off the ground, what they’ve learned about business, manufacturing, and social media marketing along the way, and how they give back to the social causes they care about through their “Swearing is Caring” campaign. 

Check out the Flip ‘em the Bird fingerless gloves at www.flipemthebird.com, connect on Facebook, Twitter @flipem_thebird and Instagram @flipem_thebird, and follow their hashtag #FlipThemBirdsUp !

Feb 18 2019
20 mins
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Rank #14: Episode 51: Natasha Nurse – Empowering women through fashion, media and entrepreneurship

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Natasha Nurse is a licensed attorney by trade who held various stints in the corporate world prior to making a foray into fashion, writing, media and entrepreneurship. Natasha started Dressing Room 8 to provide a web-based resource where women can gain personal and professional empowerment through her fashion and lifestyle focused blog, consultation and coaching services. She is also the Program Coordinator for Long Island Girl Talk, a Long Island community-based start-up program that teaches teenage girls of color how to produce, direct and star in their own television show about women’s issues in their communities. Recently, she partnered with her husband to create the podcast WokeNFree, where they have fun, informed and thought-provoking conversations on different topic each week.

Natasha discusses the winding path of her career, starting with her interest in veterinary science, followed by graduating law school and working in document review, legal recruiting, legal education & sales -- and how realizing her true desire to be creative, innovative, and empowered in her career (and to empower other women as well) led her to a new path of entrepreneurship.

She also shares valuable advice about:

  • How our self-limiting beliefs stop us from taking action – and how she helps people overcome these beliefs
  • How fashion can help you be confident and powerful – and how she helps women feel happier when they see themselves in the dressing room mirror
  • The constant battle that every entrepreneur has: being in their business vs working on their business -- and the key questions that every entrepreneur should be asking themselves to ensure their businesses continue to grow
  • How being a strong communicator as a business owner can make you more money  

Natasha also shares how Long Island Girl Talk, where young women collaborate to create all aspects of their own television shows, is a huge boost to their levels of confidence and self-worth.

We also talk about how the WokeNFree podcast invites listeners to think about issues from different viewpoints and engages them in interesting conversations.

Connect with Natasha via email, her website www.dressingroom8.com, or on social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. You can also listen to the WokeNFree podcast at www.wokenfree.com.

Natasha’s full bio:

As a New Yorker, born and raised, Natasha is used to bumping into people from all walks of life daily, which makes it easy for her to accomplish her goal of meeting someone new and learning something new each and every day. A licensed attorney by trade, Natasha held various stints in the corporate world prior to making a foray into fashion and writing. Having been a victim of bullying as a child growing up, Natasha learned to seek out fashion as a source of strength early on and actively uses it as a personal means of empowerment; because of her own experiences with bullying and her strong desire to help others within the plus size community, Natasha started Dressing Room 8  to provide a web-based resource where women can gain personal and professional empowerment through her fashion and lifestyle focused blog, consultation and coaching services. Dressing Room 8 helps women learn how to think with clarity, dress with confidence, and live with purpose.

Not one to stay idle, Natasha loves to keep a full calendar. Aside from running Dressing Room 8, Natasha is an Adjunct Professor at Nassau Community College where she teaches Introduction to Women’s Studies. She is the Lifestyle Editor for Plus Model Magazine. She is also the Program Coordinator for Long Island Girl Talk, a Long Island community-based start-up program that teaches teenage girls of color how to produce, direct and star in their own television show about women’s issues in their communities. Recently, she partnered with her husband to create the new podcast WokeNFree and she is the host of Our Voices on 90.3 WHPC.

Prior to starting Dressing Room 8, Natasha created the WST Feminist Blog, an open forum for sharing original content, links and creative work addressing cutting-edge women’s issues. She is also an animal lover and a big film buff. When she’s not traveling or juggling multiple projects, she likes to spend time with her husband Kahlil, cat Toby and dog, J.J. And, she always finds time to indulge in her obsession with elephants.  

Mar 11 2019
52 mins
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Rank #15: Episode 45: Rhodes Perry – Cultivating workplace cultures of belonging

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Rhodes Perry helps business leaders, change agents, and visionaries at all levels cultivate workplace cultures of belonging through his leadership & management consulting firm. He is an award-winning social entrepreneur, best-selling author, and sought-after speaker. He is also a nationally recognized LGBTQ thought leader with two decades of government and nonprofit experience, having worked at the White House, PFLAG National, and the City of New York.

In this episode, Rhodes shares what inspired him to pursue a career in diversity, equity and inclusion, his own personal diversity story, and how his book “Belonging At Work” empowers people to take action that will help them create inclusive cultures at their workplaces.

For more information on Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC, please visit www.rhodesperry.com

Connect with Rhodes on social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTubeGoogle+

Buy Rhodes' book “Belonging At Work” on Amazon

February 2019: Join Rhodes’ 30 Day Belonging Challenge

Listen to Rhodes’ podcast, The Out Entrepreneur

Rhodes’ full bio:

Rhodes Perry, MPA, believes in the power of authenticity at work. He puts this belief into practice by helping business leaders, change agents, and visionaries at all levels cultivate workplace cultures of belonging through his leadership & management consulting firm. He is an award winning social entrepreneur, best-selling author, and sought-after speaker. He is a nationally recognized LGBTQ thought leader with two decades of government and nonprofit experience having worked at the White House, PFLAG National, and the City of New York. Media outlets like The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, and The Huffington Post have featured his powerful work as a diversity, equity, and inclusion subject matter expert.

Rhodes also hosts a weekly podcast, The Out Entrepreneur, which has empowered over 35,000 LGBTQ and ally entrepreneurs to pursue their professional passions and build the businesses of their dreams. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Public Administration from New York University. He spends his free time bicycling world-wide, hanging out with his family in Portland, Oregon, and serves on the Portland Human Rights Commission, the Portland Area Business Association’s Board, and the National Diversity Board for Studies Weekly.

Jan 28 2019
35 mins
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Rank #16: Episode 56: Daniel Gefen - The Self Help Addict

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Daniel Gefen is the CEO of the Gefen Media Group, a podcast production and booking company. He hosts a podcast called “Can I Pick Your Brain?” and is the author of the bestselling book, “The Self Help Addict.”

On this episode, Daniel describes himself as a former Self Help Addict, where he was trapped in a vicious cycle of consuming life-changing knowledge without taking any life-changing action. After 10 years of procrastination, he shares how he finally broke this cycle and motivated himself to write his book, “The Self Help Addict.”

Daniel also talks about the growing power of podcasting, including:

  • His first experience as a podcast guest 4 years ago, which made him realize the amazing value and impact of podcasts
  • How being a guest on the right podcasts can help establish you as an expert in your field
  • How he made his own podcast stand out from other interview-based podcasts
  • How he built a thriving podcast booking agency

Special offer for Beyond 6 Seconds listeners: Visit www.Podcastguestsuccess.com to download a free guide to getting booked as a guest on podcasts!

For more information about Daniel, check out these links:

Daniel’s business, the Gefen Media Group:   www.gefenmediagroup.com

Daniel’s podcast: Can I Pick Your Brain?

Daniel’s book, The Self Help Addict 

Apr 15 2019
51 mins
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Rank #17: Episode 39: Erica Stanford – Cryptocurrency Simplified

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Erica Stanford got into the field of cryptocurrency as an investor in early 2017. She is now the co-founder of cryptocurrencysimplified.com - a project aiming to make crypto and blockchain be better understood and adopted by the mainstream public.

On this episode, Erica discusses how she educated herself about blockchain technology and became fascinated by its current impact and potential to transform society and empower individuals in almost every industry worldwide. Inspired by the trial and error of her own learning experiences, she built an unbiased, reliable web resource to help people learn about blockchain and cryptocurrency that will include how-to guides and translate the technology into simple English. Erica also shares advice on how crypto investors can protect themselves against scams, hackers and fraud.

Learn more about Erica’s work at www.cryptocurrencysimplified.com or via email at erica@cryptocurrencysimplified.com .

Dec 03 2018
25 mins
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Rank #18: Episode 49: Esther Hofknecht Curtis – The #GuestBloggerProject and the power of sharing your words with the world

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Esther Hofknecht Curtis is a blogger, writer, and content creator who established Parrot Content + Copy to develop her freelance business. She is also the creator of the #GuestBloggerProject, which she hosted in May and October 2018 to provide a platform for writers to share their stories and understand how the project impacts organic social media reach and SEO for the project's host. Based on her experience, she has written a short e-book called “Boost Your Blog with the #GuestBloggerProject: A proven plan to improve your blog's visibility, SEO, and following” to give people the tools they need to host their own #GuestBloggerProject.

On this episode, Esther talks about what she learned from the #GuestBloggerProject, some of the inspirational and surprising stories that people have shared, and how blogging is a unique opportunity to learn more about the people around us. She also shares how this project can help both the host and the guest bloggers increase their online reach and amplify their voices. 

Connect with Esther on LinkedIn, learn more about the #GuestBloggerProject, and pick up a copy of Esther’s e-book on Amazon!

Feb 25 2019
32 mins
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Rank #19: Episode 55: Jacqueline Jasionowski - Shift Awake into conscious-based leadership

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Jacqueline Jasionowski left her 18+ year career in the corporate automotive world to start her own business, Shift Awake, which is dedicated to working with leaders to create purpose-driven environments and game-changing results. Jacqueline believes consciousness is innovation. Leveraging her expertise in leadership coaching, customer experience and human resources, she intends to flip the way most organizations view the human experience and challenges leaders to focus on purpose, while using conscious building tools to improve employee wellbeing first.

On this episode, Jacqueline discusses what led her to make the leap from corporate to entrepreneurship, what it means to be a conscious-based leader, and how purpose-driven employees and corporate cultures impact customer experience and the bottom line. She also shares how she faces her biggest challenge as a new entrepreneur – managing and prioritizing her days – through her morning routine and the “Top 5” tool that she learned from her coach.  

Special offer for Beyond 6 Seconds listeners: If you are facing a challenge in your business and you just need someone to talk through it with, Jacqueline invites you to contact her at jacqueline@shiftawake.com to set up a time to talk. We all need a helping hand or someone to listen, and she would be honored to be that person to support you through a call.

For more information about Jacqueline and her work at Shift Awake, please visit:

Website: www.shiftawake.com

Facebook: Shift Awake Group

Instagram: @shiftawake

Connect with Jacqueline on LinkedIn

Listen to Shift Awake: The Podcast on Anchor, Spotify, or iTunes

Apr 08 2019
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Rank #20: Episode 44: Larry Sprung – Founder of Mitlin Financial and advocate for suicide prevention

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This episode features Larry Sprung, the President and Founder of Mitlin Financial, Inc.  He also serves on the National Board of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). 

On this episode, Larry discusses the critical events in his life that shaped his career and advocacy:  

  • How his mother’s long battle with breast cancer led him to a career helping people plan for critical financial events in their lives, and
  • How the loss of his brother-in-law to suicide led Larry to become involved with AFSP and, along with his wife Denise, raise more than $1,000,000 for the organization through the Keith Milano Memorial Fund. The fund was created at AFSP in memory of Larry and Denise’s brother-in-law and brother, respectively.

Larry also talks about some of the important work that AFSP is doing to help people “Seize the Awkward” by having potentially life-saving conversations with the people in their lives who may be suicidal, and AFSP’s Project 2025, which aims to lower the suicide rate by 20% by the year 2025.

You can get in touch with Larry through the Mitlin Financial website at www.mitlinfinancial.com and learn more about the Keith Milano Memorial Fund at www.keithmilano.org .

You can also find more information about AFSP’s work at www.afsp.org and the Seize the Awkward campaign at www.seizetheawkward.org .

Larry’s full bio:

Lawrence Sprung CFP® is the President and Founder of Mitlin Financial, Inc. He entered the financial industry in 1996 and continues to be inspired and energized by the challenge of helping his clients achieve and even surpass their financial goals.

Mitlin Financial, Inc. is an SEC Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) that prides itself on facilitating their client's financial future.  Being a fiduciary is a perfect fit for Larry’s personality and business perspective as he puts clients first and consistently helps them make decisions that are right for them.

Larry is known as a devoted educator. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and regularly films the firm’s “Mitlin Minute,” which is designed to provided information regarding relevant financial topics.

Today, Larry is proud to be serving the second and third generations of his clients. He has seen first-hand how strong financial habits instilled in parents, children and grandchildren, can impact a family’s wealth and wealth stewardship for generations.

As an active volunteer, Larry serves on the National Board of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).  With his wife, Denise, he has raised more than $1,000,000 for the organization through the Keith Milano Memorial Fund. The fund was created at AFSP in memory of Larry and Denise’s brother-in-law and brother, respectively.

Larry has been recognized as one of Long Island Business News' "40 Under 40," and his commentary is regularly featured in publications such as Long Island Business News, U.S. News & World Reports, Newsday, Investopedia, Yahoo Finance, and Nasdaq’s website.

If you have the pleasure of meeting Mr. Sprung, you will find that he is more often found conversing about AFSP, his sons’ or a hockey game. Doing business and creating relationships is at the heart of who Larry is and it is all done with style and grace.

Jan 21 2019
28 mins
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