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Love the Work You Do with Erica Castner
31 minutes | 4 months ago
Five Ways to "Level Up" Your Business and Life - Episode 46
If you want to "level up" your business or personal life, this episode is for you. If you are: Determined to end 2020 on a high note... Want to begin 2021 with a good foundation... Be confident in knowing your next best step... I am sharing the five things you must consider when you are wanting to get to the next level in your professional and personal goals.
29 minutes | 5 months ago
Power Up Your Productivity - Love the Work You Do - Episode 45
If you need to “power-up” your productivity, stick around. Today, I’m sharing some tactical ways to become more productive in your professional AND personal environment. This episode of the “Love the Work You Do” podcast is all about giving you the keys to increasing your productivity by identifying the systems or processes you have in place in order to create more flow and more harmony in your world.
22 minutes | 5 months ago
How to Build "Know, Like, and Trust" Factor Without Networking Events
If you are struggling in your business right now because there are no networking events, here are some possibilities for you to go out there to position your brand and your message to establish the value that you're bringing to the market space. Today's episode is all about how to help you build ‘know, like, and trust factor’ with your current circle of influence and beyond, even if you don't have a single networking event to attend in person. Some of the points I covered in the episode: What you can do in reaching out to people to collaborate with them where you can add value to their audience and then vice versa The significance of reaching out privately to people that are either existing clients or existing centers of influence coach without selling anything to them How to be somebody that is worthy of ‘know, like, and trust factor’ without being salesy, pushy, and needy Why it’s important to be committed to putting out your content that is organized in order to add value to your current circle of influence Plus, I’m giving you the access to get the nine ways guide to expanding your brand awareness.
31 minutes | 6 months ago
Nine Personal Branding Mistakes to Avoid (Part 2) – Love the Work You Do – Episode 43
53 minutes | 7 months ago
Tapping into the Power of Persistence with Cosette Leary, Jennifer Tracy, and Betsy Opyt
If you’ve ever experienced a personal or professional struggle (or you currently going through a tough time, today’s episode of the “Love the Work You Do” podcast will certainly help you hone in on the power of persistence. Today, you’ll hear from three of my friends, Cosette “CoCo” Leary, Jennifer Tracy, and Betsy Opyt who are doing amazing, epic things to add value in this world, but their road hasn’t been easy. The good news, they will share a few lessons they’ve learned throughout their journey, in order for you to tap into your own power of persistence, so you can stay the course in accomplishing your biggest goals.
50 minutes | 7 months ago
Boost Sales and Impact with Your Network with Violette de Ayala, Carey Ralston, and Melinda Chen
Would you like to learn strategies to help you leverage the power of your network to boost sales and drive impact? If so, stick around…today’s episode is for you. Our guests on the Love the Work You Do podcast, Violette de Ayala, Carey Ralston, and Melinda Chen will share some of their best practices, in order to increase your influence, income, and impact you are making in this world.
44 minutes | 7 months ago
Increase Your Productivity with Cheryl Glover, Kate Ahern, and Nicole Carver
If you feel like you are less productive and focused these days, you’re certainly not alone. And, being productive does NOT mean adding more to your plate. In fact, in this episode of the “Love the Work You Do” podcast, our guests will have you feeling more empowered to say no to the things that bog you down, in order to free you to do the things that truly light you up. This episode is special because you’ll hear from three of my friends, Cheryl Glover, Kate Ahern, and Nicole Carver discuss some of their best practices to help you increase your productivity. Some of the points we discuss: What’s really keeping you from being your most productive self and what to do instead Why it is critical to have a good delegation game plan How to define boundaries and keep your focus, even while you are working from home Cheryl, Kate, and Nicole share some of their favorite resources to help YOU increase your productivity
32 minutes | 7 months ago
Nine Personal Branding Mistakes to Avoid (Part 1) - Love the Work You Do - Episode 39
If you are trying to position your message in front of more people but you’re not making the traction that you want, you might be making one of nine personal branding mistakes I mentioned in today’s “Love the Work You Do” podcast episode. Today’s episode is part one of a two-part series that’s dedicated to helping you avoid these mistakes in your personal branding efforts. Some of the points I cover today: What you need to be clear about, in order to position your brand in front of more people Why it’s important not to wait to put your brand “out there”, even when the world is in a crisis How to exponentially grow your personal brand awareness without necessarily paying for it Plus, I’m giving you access to two special resources to help you position your brand more strategically (“Create Your Quality Speaker’s Toolkit” and “Expand Your Brand: Get Booked on Other People’s Podcasts” Bootcamp)
38 minutes | 7 months ago
How to Confidently Build Your Professional Network with Rachel Tarmen and Dr. Nicole King-Smith
This goes without saying but the landscape of professional networking has definitely changed in 2020. In some ways, building a professional network has never been easier. But adapting to the virtual methods confidently can be a bit overwhelming. So, how does one confidently build their professional network in a virtual world? Well, if you ask our special guests for this episode of the “Love the Work You Do” podcast, they will tell you that it’s all about getting back to the basics when it comes to building relationships. Our guests, Dr. Nicole King-Smith and Rachel Tarman and know a thing or two about building your professional network. We discussed a few simple principles that will confidently enhance the quality of your relationships so that you are more likely to open more doors for your brand while increase the impact you create in your network. Some of the points we discussed in the episode are: -What are the biggest misconceptions people have about networking and building authentic relationships -Why it’s important to diversify your network and what are the most effective ways to build strong relationships, within your circle of influence -How to pivot your networking efforts, even in times of crisis, and still add value to your clients, prospects, and referral partners About Nicole: Dr. Nicole King-Smith is CEO and founder of NK Enterprise Consulting, LLC, a company that helps organizations overcome generational differences in their workplace culture. Dr. King-Smith has worked with several top Fortune 500 organizations and numerous community organizations through partnerships with BWBOEE (Black Women Business Owners and Entrepreneurs). Nicole is an Elaine McLaughlin E-Award recipient and has been a featured speaker at many conferences including Florida Festivals and Events Association (FFEA), World Waterpark Association (WWA), and SWFL Attractions. She has also served on the advisory board for many associations in her local community. About Rachel: Rachel Tarman joined the Bates Team at VIP Mortgage following an impressive endeavor in the title industry where she began her journey to becoming a proven and respected leader in the real estate community. In addition to working in title and escrow, Rachel paved the way for her family’s construction company to be recognized as one of the top small businesses in Scottsdale. Rachel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, as well as a Master’s degree in Education from Arizona State University. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys traveling (especially to her home state of Wisconsin), cheering on her Texas Rangers and spoiling her rescued Boxer, Olive!
49 minutes | 7 months ago
Enhance Your Professional Communication Skills with Nikijha Lynch and Liz Wooten-Reschke
Now more than ever, companies and organizations are focused on how to enhance their team’s professional communication skills, especially in a virtual world. And, if you’re feeling a little unsure about how to effectively communicate within these new channels, you’re in the right spot. Today, I’ve invited my friends, Liz Wooten Reschke and Nikijha Lynch Escobar to share their best practices, as it relates to enhancing your professional communication skills with more confidence. They brought up so many valuable points inside this special episode of the “Love the Work You Do” podcast. Some of the points we covered in this episode: -Top communications tools for those looking for a new job or re-entering the workforce -The best way to approach the media, as it relates to communicating news about your organization -What to consider if you are trying to convey your message to a diverse group of people -How to manage shyness while networking or giving presentations
42 minutes | 7 months ago
How to Prioritize Your Goals with Kerry Faix and Alina Gonzalez-Dockery
Do you feel overwhelmed when you start thinking about how to prioritize your goals? Or perhaps your unsure about your path towards getting back on track, especially when the rest of the world has been “on hold”. If you can relate to either of those scenarios, today’s episode of the “Love the Work You Do” podcast maybe be the resource you need, as it relates to helping you prioritize your most important goals. In the episode, you are going to hear from my friends, Kerry Faix and Alina Gonzalez-Dockery. They are both leaders on a mission which means…they definitely have a lot on their plate. Kerry and Alina get candid about some of their struggles with staying on track with their goals. Fortunately, they are now on the other side of these struggles and in this episode, they share their best practices for “goal planning”. Some of the points we cover in today’s episode: -Where to begin to set and define goals for yourself, especially when “everything” seems to be a priority -Why it’s important to identify the true purpose of your goals. -Staying authentic to your core values and working with integrity -How to stay enthusiastic about your goals, even if your plans are not working out as you originally thought About Kerry: Kerry Faix is a founder of Stone Bay Holdings LLC and serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Company since 2013. She has extensive experience in business operations, finance, and building companies from the ground up. Kerry owns part of a $150 million-dollar real estate portfolio which she oversees the operations. Her resume is one of growing and helping businesses and individuals create passive income, which is her true passion. Connect with Kerry: Website | Website | LinkedIn | Instagram | Twitter About: Alina Alina Gonzalez-Dockery is a Divorce, Family Law, Estate Planning and Probate Attorney and the owner of Life Law Planning. Born and raised in Lakeland, Florida, Alina began her career in a small law firm there, where she concentrated in Family Law. She moved to Fort Myers, Florida in 2014 to accept a role as the Executive Director of the Lee County Legal Aid Society (LCLA). Through her work and community involvement, Alina’s growth led her to open her existing company, Life Law Planning. Alina is a proud member of the Florida Bar Association, the Florida Bar’s Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section and the Florida Bar’s Family Law Section. She is also a very proud Alumna of the University of Florida. Connect with Alina: Website | Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram | Twitter
45 minutes | 7 months ago
Creative Ways to Expand Your Brand Awareness
52 minutes | 7 months ago
Effective Ways to Boost Your Visibility & Confidence
Has the recent current events of our world knocked your professional visibility and confidence off track? If so, you’re not alone. Today’s “Love the Work You Do” podcast episode may be just the thing you need, in order to boost your visibility and confidence to the next level of awesomeness. Today, I’m going to share a couple of effective exercises to help boost your visibility and confidence. But, before I reveal these exercises, you’ll hear me discuss: -What’s the main reason that may be holding you back from being the visible confident leader you’re meant to be -Why it’s vital to establish routines in your daily activities -How the darkest period of my life turned out to be the biggest gift and what you can do to shift your perception about your own perceived “dark moments” You may want to grab a notebook and pen to jot down some notes. The exercises inside this episode are game-changers and WILL boost your visibility and confidence to another level, when you implement them daily, over the next thirty days. Once you listen to the episode, take a screenshot of the episode from your smart device and share it to your Instagram stories with your biggest takeaway from this episode. Don’t forget to tag me @ericaqueeniecastner (type this out…don’t use the tag “sticker”). I would be so grateful for you to share this.
44 minutes | 7 months ago
How to Overcome Adversity in Your Life
We all experience adversity in our lives, but how do others seem to overcome adversity like a champion and others are crippled by these moments in life? If you are wondering what you can do to overcome adversity in a way that will fuel you forward, then today’s episode of the “Love the Work You Do” podcast is for you.
46 minutes | 7 months ago
Finding Your Tribe
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | iHeartRadio | Stitcher | Spotify Does the thought of finding your tribe seem overwhelming and daunting? Do you feel disconnected from your current circle of influence and wonder about the best ways to “plug-in” to your tribe, especially now? If you answered yes to either one of those questions, today’s “Love the Work You Do” episode is for you. Today’s episode is special because you’ll get to hear from three powerhouse women, Sarah Benken, Lisa Chuma and Dr. Sandi Eveleth, discuss how they have been able to find their tribes, respectively. Sarah, Lisa and Sandi will also discuss elements of building and nurturing a community that encourages other women, throughout the globe, to collaborate with more purpose and vision. Some of the points we discuss in the episode: -Ways to ensure you have a diverse group of people in your tribe -What to do if you feel lost or overwhelmed -Why your social media content strategy plays a big part in finding, building, and nurturing your tribe -Tapping into the power of the “Dream 100” and how maximize the value you bring to other people About Sarah: Sarah Benken is the Founder and CEO of KNOW Book | Tribe | Societe, an organization that provides space for dynamic female leaders to gather, collaborate, and be celebrated for their successes and hard work. Her mission to help women connect with a community that is centered around growth, development, championing, and sisterhood. Sarah is also active in her community. She teaches CEO classes to pregnant teens, works with women through ministries, and mentors many women throughout the country. She has always been enchanted by women who break the mold, even while working in male dominated fields. She believes in bringing women together to live out her personal, and KNOW Tribe manta, Lift and Rise. Connect with Sarah: Website | Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram About Lisa: Lisa Chuma is a social media content strategist who works with busy solo business owners who want to use social media to get leads and clients. She moves her clients from overthinking + spending long hours creating content and posting on social media inconsistently TO having a clear social media content structure and strategy. For over seven years, she used social media and email marketing to promote successfully and sell-out 1000+ participant exhibitions and workshops in Switzerland. She has written articles that have been published in local and international media outlets and spoke on many stages including TEDx, Google, Goldman Sachs and CNNMoney Switzerland. Connect with Lisa: Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram About Sandi: As an Optometrist for three decades and a digital marketing strategist for over ten years, Dr. Sandi Eveleth is passionate about helping optometrists, ophthalmologists, and other eye care industry leaders attract more patients/customers with digital marketing strategies, and increase profits with practice development resources.For fifteen years, she co-owned a private practice that specialized in vision therapy, computer vision syndrome, hard-to-fit contact lenses, and that provided lifestyle-oriented eyewear.Combining the experiences gained from owning a private practice and digital marketing company, she now provides training and consulting, either on-site or online, to accelerate the revenue growth of the companies she works with. Connect with Sandi: Website | Facebook | LinkedIn Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | iHeartRadio | Stitcher | Spotify
47 minutes | 7 months ago
Create Your Personal Accomplishment Plan
Does it seem like the thought of creating your personal accomplishment plan seems overwhelming? Perhaps you may even feel like there’s no point in creating a solid plan when there’s some much uncertainty in the world. If you can relate to what I just said, then this episode of the “Love the Work You Do” podcast is for you. Today, I welcome two of my friends, Tasheekia Perry Harris and Andrea Dillion for an in-depth conversation around creating your personal accomplishment plan.
45 minutes | 7 months ago
How to Follow Through with More Decisiveness
Has the current state of our world left you less likely to follow through with more decisiveness, especially as it relates to your professional goals? If so, you’re not alone and today’s episode of the “Love the Work You Do” podcast may be the thing you need to hear to stop stalling and take action. In this episode, you are going to hear from three of my friends (Kim Boudreau Smith, Kela Hunt, and Amber Cebull) who have experienced their own struggles with following through with more decisiveness. Yet, they have found ways to take action, in spite of these struggles and they have some tremendous gems of wisdom to share to help you stop stalling and take action on your most important goals. Some of the points we address in the episode: -The most important characteristics of a positive work environment and ways to empower the people who are close to you -Tackling fears around starting something new, like a career pivot or starting a business -Overcoming obstacles to get stuff done, especially when everything seems stacked against you -Plus, Kim, Keii, and Amber will share their favorite resources to help you finally stop stalling on your biggest goals and take massive, decisive action.
37 minutes | 7 months ago
Find Your Ideal Clients Series Sampler
Are you struggling to find your ideal clients? Do you want to expand into more lucrative markets? Do you need a better way to bring in qualified leads? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, today's "Love the Work You Do" Episode is for you. This episode is special because I am giving you a glimpse into the "Find Your Ideal Clients" Series. This is a series I created prior to the pandemic to help business owners, service providers, and entrepreneurs find, connect, and convert more of their ideal clients...faster. Today's episode gives you access to the first three sessions in the 21-day series. Like what you're listening to and you want to get access to the whole 21-day series? Since you are a listener of the "Love the Work You Do" podcast, I want to provide a special savings for you to get access to the whole series. Although the "Find Your Ideal Client" Series is regularly $147, for a limitied time, I am offering the series to the "Love the Work You Do" podcast listeners for $79. That's a $68 savings. But, grab this special savings HERE before it goes away.
48 minutes | 8 months ago
Making Success a Repeatable Process
Is it possible to make success a repeatable process? In this episode, you will hear from my three friends: Molly Sapp, Kim Sutton, and Meli Neubek as they dish the scoop on ways they have been able to create repeatable success in their business. Of course, the tips and resources they share can be applied to your unique situation, in order to create your own processes for repeatable success.
36 minutes | 8 months ago
Maximize Your Digital Marketing
Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | iHeartRadio | Stitcher | Spotify If you want to stay relevant and top of mind with clients and prospects, today’s “Love the Work You Do” Podcast episode is for you. Today, my special guests, Danielle Meadows-Stinnett and Ashely Casey will be sharing strategies and tips to help you maximize your digital marketing efforts. In fact, it is more important than ever to have a solid game-plan with your digital marketing efforts. In this episode, Danielle and Ashley hit on some “high-level view” information, as it relates to maximizing your digital marketing efforts. Some of the points we cover in the interview: -Digital marketing tips for the busy professionals who want to expand their brand -What are the best ways to attract followers -What it means to monetize your social media -Determine which digital marketing strategies work best for which industries About Danielle: Danielle Meadows – Stinnett is the CEO of Octane Design Studios and has over 10 years of marketing and multimedia agency experience. As an art director, podcaster, brand and creative consultant, she has helped brand and launch over 75 local businesses across America. She is a mom of soon to be four children and a member of Ohio River Valley Cosplayers and Prop Builders and Women of Color Podcasters. Connect with Danielle: Website | Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram Danielle’s Resource: More Than Graphics Podcast About Ashley: Ashley Casey is a mother and wife who was once broken with zero self-confidence to now living her life as a 7-figure online entrepreneur. Ashley's mission is to help women in all industries grow their online brand through social media with the main target being Instagram. Ashley will help you become more of an authority figure in your space and help you turn your followers into buying clients! Connect with Ashley: Website | Facebook | Instagram Ashley’s Resource: Holy Hustle: Embracing a Work-Hard, Rest-Well Life Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | iHeartRadio | Stitcher | Spotify
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