Lean the F*ck Out | Fempreneurs | Women Entrepreneurs | Female Business Owners
About This Show
Lean the F*ck Out is a podcast that is unapologetically for and about women entrepreneurs who are leaning out of the constraints of traditional careers to start their own businesses and create their own way of living and working. Gretchen DeVault and Tera Wozniak Qualls -- two bad ass female entrepreneurs themselves -- check in weekly with women business owners from all over the world who are living and working in their own way. Seasoned women business owners offer tips and advice from their own experiences launching a business, scaling a business, marketing a business, working as a mompreneur, coworking, balancing work and life, networking, running a side hustle, overcoming fears, working from home, being a solopreneur, marketing themselves and their businesses, small business financing, seeking investors, self care, and much more. Join us.
Most Recent Episode
EP61: Turning Passion to Profit -- An interview with Elaine Huang
In this episode of Lean the F*ck Out, Gretchen and Tera talk with Elaine Huang, the founder of Neon Owl, a media company and lifestyle brand that focuses on creating positive, inspirational content, while connecting artists and fans to give back to charities around the world. Elaine shares her entrepreneurial journey and how she has built and grown Neon Owl, as well as her coaching and consulting business Gypsy Social. Elaine is a power house at connecting with people and has some amazing advice on how to kick ass and build your brand, and for those that are just starting out she shares some bonus info on how to choose your direction or passion project. Passion to Profit Episode Highlights Elaine moved from a Fortune 500 company to running her own social change business and consulting firm. When deciding on a business focus, ask yourself: What would you do if money wasn’t an issue? “By leading with people and purpose we will all prosper.” At one point Elaine was spending all her energy on building her businesses, often working up to 100 hour a weeks. Neon Owl has volunteers and ambassadors all over the world that now support the business. Some of Elaine’s favorite tools for running her businesses: Google, Slack, Airtable, Wunderlist, Calm App, and paper and pencil. Each morning, write your intentions for the day. Without intentions you cannot receive clear results. As Elaine’s businesses grew she naturally shifted her business to work with others like her: others who wanted to leave corporate and do their own thing. It took Elaine three years to figure out her business model. She did it through adaptation and listening to her customers. “You have to be pre