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The Real Female Entrepreneur

The Real Female Entrepreneur podcast is a 3x weekly dose of truth and inspiration for female entrepreneurs and women chasing their creative dreams. Lauren sits down with kickass women every week for real, raw, soulful conversations about the hard parts of both business and life. If you're looking for soulful conversations to inspire you throughout your week, you're in the right place. Get cozy. Grab your headphones. And stay awhile. New episodes every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday!
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Mar 20, 2018

”We can do whatever the fuck we want. We just have to be willing to step into that really uncomfortable place that most of us are not willing to go to to learn it. And until we’re willing to go there, we’re never going to get beyond it.”

 

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Cyndie was 35 years old and had spent the past 15 years working herself into an enviable position in the New York fashion industry when she realized it was no longer the life she wanted. So, she quit her job and left it all behind without knowing what was next. Cyndie’s story is a beautiful reminder that we don’t always have to know what’s next before taking the next step and that we can always start again.

We talk about:

  • how to find out what most fulfills you and what your greatest strengths are
  • how she got started with business coaching and the collective of us
  • developing a beginners mindset and getting comfortable with learning from people much younger than you
  • feeling lonely after making the transition out of the corporate world where all of your friends still are
  • the overwhelm Cyndie was experiencing behind-the-scenes in her business in 2017
  • clearing your schedule for self-care/mental health days
  • the uncomfortableness of growth

 

WHO IS CYNDIE SPIEGEL?

Cyndie Spiegel is a Brooklyn-based small business consultant, coach, and TEDx speaker. She is also the founder of The Collective (of Us), a small business accelerator for women and The Community (of Us), an online hub for conversation and change-making community.

She is on a mission to empower 100,000 women to build BOLD businesses and conversations by the year 2020.

Her straight talk and visionary perspective on creating women-owned businesses, overcoming imposter complex and embracing fear; inspire women globally to build bold, profitable businesses.

She is a sought-after speaker for creative conferences around the country and has been featured in Entrepreneur, Forbes, Glamour Magazine, Teen Vogue, and The Huffington Post.

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

Gallups Strengths Test

Via test

Tonya Geisler

Julia Pimsleur

"Million Dollar Woman" by Julia Pimsleur

www.cyndiespiegel.com

www.thecommunityofus.com

www.thecollectiveofus.com

Cyndie on Instagram

Mar 20, 2018

"Everything is not perfect in my business. Sometimes it’s a hot mess express over here and sometimes things are going pretty well. But where you are is OK.”

 

SPONSORED BY DUBSADO

Dubsado is a client management system for creative entrepreneurs, and it helps you do everything from sending contracts, invoices, and questionnaires, to managing all things your biz in one place - with a few clicks of the button. Use code TRFE at checkout for 30% off your first month or year: http://bit.ly/dubsadotrfe

 

WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

We’ve all been there (maybe you’re there right now). You want growth and you want it now. All the money, all the clients, all the notoriety. And for some, that explosive growth happens soon after starting their business. For others, it doesn’t. And that’s not always a bad thing. In this convo, I sat down with Marva Goss, a brand and content strategist for female creatives, to talk about the slow growth she experienced after launching her business and how when she looks back now, she can see how that was a refining process for her as a business owner.

We talk about:

  • How long it took for her to get her first paying client
  • Why she’s grateful for the slow growth she experienced
  • How she felt during the that period of slow growth
  • Why she stuck with it even when the growth was slow
  • Why she doesn’t share her numbers publicly and why she doesn’t like using that as a marketing tool

 

WHO IS MARVA GOSS?

Marva is the brand + content strategist behind Marva J. Coaching Co. Marva helps female creatives position themselves as the go-to expert in their industry while building a brand they're excited about. Marva is a veteran turned life coach turned strategist that encourages her clients to step out of their comfort zones to build an online presence that stands out from the rest. For more information, visit www.marvajcoachingco.com.

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

Episode 170 with Ashlyn Carter

www.marvajcoachingco.com

Marva on Instagram

Mar 20, 2018

”By staying in alignment, sometimes things are going to work out beautifully for you. And it is going to be magical.”

 

SPONSORED BY DUBSADO

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

I’ve been talking about alignment a lot this season. What it is, how I’ve been using it to find flow in my own business, and the results I’ve seen from staying in alignment. I had a magical conversation with a friend the other day who used alignment in her own business. So, if you’ve been wondering how you can implement alignment and flow in your own business while taking action, this convo is for you!

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

Alignment Before Action with Jess Lively

Episode 195: Can Alignment + Flow Really Create Results?

Mar 15, 2018

”I do feel like there’s this part of me that’s been rebuilt and it’s different than it was beforehand. And we’re never going back to the girl who wasn’t assaulted. That’s inaccessible. But this thing is stronger and bigger and more valuable.”

 

SPONSORED BY DUBSADO

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Years after a traumatic experience in college, Lily was suffering from nightmares and flashbacks. At the time, she was running her first business, an organic pie company in rural Vermont. Three years into the business, she found herself with crippling depression, a pervasive unhappiness with her body and career, and a sugar addiction. After going back to school for nutrition and learning how to comfort her body without sugar, Lily has inspired hundreds of women to treat themselves to only the best in their relationships, careers, and self-care.

We talk about…

  • How she healed herself after sexual assault through cooking and painting
  • Running a pie company in Vermont after graduating college
  • The connection between stress and sugar
  • How her biz evolved from nutrition to self-care

 

WHO IS LILY CALFEE?

Lily Calfee is a self-love and nutrition strategist in Denver, Colorado where she benignly hoards house plants, herbal teas, and denim. She has inspired hundreds of women to treat themselves to only the best in their relationships, careers, and self-care. Lily hosts retreats, workshops, and cooking classes, and motivates her clients to start writing, dancing, drawing, and singing again.

Lily got her undergraduate degree at the University of Vermont and spent a semester painting at The Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art in rural France. She managed HoloBeing Wellness Center in Boulder, Colorado before setting out to live her dreams. She was awarded certification as a Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2011.

Lily currently spends her time writing about the connection between self-love and health, and coaching women to radically transform their lives and health. You can learn more about her work at www.lilylovesyou.com and follow her on Instagram @lilycalfeelovesyou.

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

"Stop Your Cravings" by Jennifer Workman

www.lilylovesyou.com

The Sisterhood

Mar 14, 2018

”We find ways to reinforce these beliefs without even realizing that we have the belief to begin with.”

 

SPONSORED BY DUBSADO

Dubsado is a client management system for creative entrepreneurs, and it helps you do everything from sending contracts, invoices, and questionnaires, to managing all things your biz in one place - with a few clicks of the button. Use code TRFE at checkout for 30% off your first month or year: http://bit.ly/dubsadotrfe

 

WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

I sat down with Kelsa Dickey, a financial coach who helps individuals, couples, and small business owners master their personal finances, to talk money blocks. What are they? How do you figure out what yours are? And how Kelsa has dealt with them as a financial coach.

We talk about …

  • How to figure out what your money blocks are
  • How money blocks can hold us back without us even being consciously aware of them
  • Kelsa’s money block that was influenced by becoming a parent
  • Why charging clients for your services is actually benefiting both you and your clients

 

WHO IS KELSA DICKEY?

Kelsa Dickey has been a Financial Coach for nearly 10 years. After receiving a bachelor's degree in finance and a MBA in accounting, she worked as a Financial Adviser and a corporate accountant but found that neither of these jobs allowed her to help people with the personal finances on a one-on-one level. She decided to leave corporate America and start Fiscal Fitness Phoenix from the ground up before "Financial Coach" was even a word.  Over the course of helping thousands of people 'take the stress out of money' she has developed, The Fiscal Fitness Phoenix Budgeting Method. This new and refreshing way to budget not only helps you live off a budget with ease but also helps you save for emergencies and random expenses, pay off debt and see how your financial decisions of today affect you in the future.

Not only has Kelsa been helping individuals, couples and small business owners master their personal finances, she has been training established and emerging financial coaches with her online training course, Financial Coach Academy.

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

Kelsa on Facebook

www.fiscalfitnessaz.com

The Saver and The Spender podcast

The Sisterhood

Mar 14, 2018

”We find ways to reinforce these beliefs without even realizing that we have the belief to begin with.”

 

SPONSORED BY DUBSADO

Dubsado is a client management system for creative entrepreneurs, and it helps you do everything from sending contracts, invoices, and questionnaires, to managing all things your biz in one place - with a few clicks of the button. Use code TRFE at checkout for 30% off your first month or year: http://bit.ly/dubsadotrfe

 

WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

I sat down with Kelsa Dickey, a financial coach who helps individuals, couples, and small business owners master their personal finances, to talk money blocks. What are they? How do you figure out what yours are? And how Kelsa has dealt with them as a financial coach.

We talk about …

  • How to figure out what your money blocks are
  • How money blocks can hold us back without us even being consciously aware of them
  • Kelsa’s money block that was influenced by becoming a parent
  • Why charging clients for your services is actually benefiting both you and your clients

 

WHO IS KELSA DICKEY?

Kelsa Dickey has been a Financial Coach for nearly 10 years. After receiving a bachelor's degree in finance and a MBA in accounting, she worked as a Financial Adviser and a corporate accountant but found that neither of these jobs allowed her to help people with the personal finances on a one-on-one level. She decided to leave corporate America and start Fiscal Fitness Phoenix from the ground up before "Financial Coach" was even a word.  Over the course of helping thousands of people 'take the stress out of money' she has developed, The Fiscal Fitness Phoenix Budgeting Method. This new and refreshing way to budget not only helps you live off a budget with ease but also helps you save for emergencies and random expenses, pay off debt and see how your financial decisions of today affect you in the future.

Not only has Kelsa been helping individuals, couples and small business owners master their personal finances, she has been training established and emerging financial coaches with her online training course, Financial Coach Academy.

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

Kelsa on Facebook

www.fiscalfitnessaz.com

The Saver and The Spender podcast

The Sisterhood

Mar 13, 2018

”What point is it to build an awesome business that you dream of building if you’re only going to get to the end of that burnt out and angry and resentful?”

 

SPONSORED BY DUBSADO

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

I had another conversation yesterday with another friend who’s asking herself, “Do I close the business and go find another job?” And it got me thinking … about closing my first business, how we’ve been building businesses for years, and why I’ve been doing things differently this second time around. So, I’m sharing about this belief that we must pour all of ourselves into building a business, why that’s not the only way, and how I’ve approached my second business in a different way.

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

The Sisterhood

 

Mar 8, 2018

”Just know you’re going to feel so much better on the other side. That is your new comfort zone. It’s just bigger than where you’re at right now.”

 

SPONSORED BY DUBSADO

Dubsado is a client management system for creative entrepreneurs, and it helps you do everything from sending contracts, invoices, and questionnaires, to managing all things your biz in one place - with a few clicks of the button. Use code TRFE at checkout for 30% off your first month or year: http://bit.ly/dubsadotrfe

 

WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

From a childhood spent creating and exploring the outdoors to plans to become a doctor that evolved into a love for the environment and geography, Anna Locke shares her story of what led her to the work she’s doing today. And everything comes full circle as she shares about cycle-syncing your business and embracing your feminine energy.

We talk about…

  • What it felt like as a high-achieving success kid hitting a quarter-life crisis and moving back in with her parents
  • How Anna got started coaching
  • Cycle-syncing your business: what it means and how to do it
  • The 4 phases of your menstrual cycle
  • How to track your cycle using the phases of the moon

 

WHO IS ANNA LOCKE?

Anna Locke is a certified life coach for high achieving women who desire to align with their passions and purpose, ground into their full power, and create an inspired life and business that feels as good on the inside as it looks on the outside. With a multi-passionate background in science, entrepreneurship, and health & fitness, she will shine a mirror on your potential, help you embrace every season of your journey, and give you permission to have as much fun as possible along the way. She shares life lessons from the trenches at annamarialocke.com, and balances all this deep work with the latest season of the Bachelor or Vanderpump Rules.

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

The Sisterhood

Apps: Kindara and My Flo

Anna on Instagram and Facebook

www.annamarialocke.com

Mar 7, 2018

”I think as women sometimes we feel like we can’t be as proud of our relationships as we are of our work.”

 

SPONSORED BY DUBSADO

Dubsado is a client management system for creative entrepreneurs, and it helps you do everything from sending contracts, invoices, and questionnaires, to managing all things your biz in one place - with a few clicks of the button. Use code TRFE at checkout for 30% off your first month or year: http://bit.ly/dubsadotrfe

 

WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

In September 2016, Alli Hoff Kosik walked away from her dream job to pursue her love of writing professionally. And that decision came with a ton of insecurities. As Alli shares in our conversation, being raised by strong, independent women to be a strong, independent woman, she grappled with feeling like she was somehow letting these women down. Recently married, she felt torn between staying in a job that was no longer the right fit and leaving to pursue her own career while relying on the financial support of her new husband.

We talk about…

  • How we let money define our worth and our relationships
  • Redefining what a strong woman is
  • Dealing with insecurities and guilt after leaving her full-time job
  • How Alli knew it was time to leave her job

 

WHO IS ALLI HOFF KOSIK?

In September 2016, Alli Hoff Kosik walked away from her dream job to pursue her love of writing professionally, with only a few contacts and a general idea of how to make that happen. Today, she is a full-time freelance writer. Her work has appeared in Marie Claire and on a variety of Web sites including Real Simple, Racked, Bustle, Brit + Co, Refinery29, Ravishly, and The Kitchn. You can also find Alli blogging at www.FindingPlanA.com. She is passionate about reading, running, rainbow sprinkles, her lipstick collection, watching embarrassing reality TV, and wandering her neighborhood listening to podcasts. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and (in her dreams, at least) three golden retriever puppies.

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

The Sisterhood

Alli on Instagram

www.findingplana.com

 

Mar 6, 2018

”I have known that there was a different way. I have known that there was a way to grow a successful business and to make really great money, incredible money, from a sense of ease and joy. I knew that was possible. And I want you to know that’s possible.”

 

SPONSORED BY DUBSADO

Dubsado is a client management system for creative entrepreneurs, and it helps you do everything from sending contracts, invoices, and questionnaires, to managing all things your biz in one place - with a few clicks of the button. Use code TRFE at checkout for 30% off your first month or year: http://bit.ly/dubsadotrfe

 

WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Last month was an incredible month for me. I launched my new membership community, saw more podcast downloads than ever before, confirmed an incredible line-up of guests for the podcast, and made more than in one month than I made during an entire six months of really trying hard to make money. And after getting off of a phone call where I was asked what I felt like caused all of this, I felt a heart-tug to share with all of you exactly what I think it was.

I’m sharing about…

  • What “finding flow” really means
  • What course I’ve been taking that has helped tremendously
  • How podcast guests have been flowing in
  • Why I believe I saw a lot of results happen all at once that I’ve been efforting my way towards for months

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE

The Sisterhood

Jess Lively

Episode 103: Can Entrepreneurship Feel Easy?

Mar 2, 2018

”For me, one of the ways that I found myself in this role, and I’m really glad this happened, was I didn’t realize how big of a step it was going to be.”

 

SPONSORED BY DUBSADO

Dubsado is a client management system for creative entrepreneurs, and it helps you do everything from sending contracts, invoices, and questionnaires, to managing all things your biz in one place - with a few clicks of the button. Use code TRFE at checkout for 30% off your first month or year: http://bit.ly/dubsadotrfe

 

WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

Lee Mayer founded Havenly, an online interior design and e-commerce platform, in 2014. Four years later, she shares about what have been the highs and the lows, as well as the most rewarding and overwhelming parts of this journey. Lee shares some of her best pieces of advice that have helped her build and grow a team, go through three rounds of fundraising, and deal with overwhelm.

Lee shares about…

  • How the pressure changes once you’ve taken on funding
  • The nonfinancial rewards of entrepreneurship
  • Going through a divorce while building a company
  • Getting 140 rejections before getting her first yes
  • How rejection has helped her learn to receive critical feedback
  • Embracing what makes you different as a leader

 

WHO IS LEE MAYER?

Lee is the co-founder and CEO of Havenly, an online interior design and e-commerce company. She founded Havenly in 2014 to make decorating a home easier - and more affordable - for everyone. Previously, Lee was the VP & GM of the Auto Division at Bankrate here in Denver. She moved to Denver from New York City, where she worked at Bain & Company and was in the M&A and strategy function at Canon, USA. Lee earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from Columbia University.

Havenly is an online interior design and e-commerce platform making beautiful home design accessible for everyone, on any budget. With Havenly, a custom-designed room is delivered to your doorstep. Clients are matched with a personal interior designer who creates a space to accommodate their unique style, then they buy what they love directly through Havenly’s platform with access to hundreds of retailers.

Havenly works with 200+ professional, highly-screened and trained designers nationwide. Founded in 2014, Havenly has completed the highest number of interior designs of anyone in the space.

 

LINKS FROM THIS EPISODE:

The Art of War

www.havenly.com

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