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The Live Your Brand Show
49 minutes | Nov 16, 2016
Ep. 23: How to Use Self-Reflection to Become a Stronger Leader
Are you where you want to be? As entrepreneurs and leaders we spend a lot of time looking towards the future. We like planning what comes next. That’s why it is so important to remember that taking time out of our busy schedules to look into our past can move us closer to the future. This week we sat down to speak about the important of self-reflection and self-awareness with entrepreneur and author, Trillion Small. Trillion, Founder of The Trillion Small Company, shared why understanding our hearts and identifying our past struggles can help to shape you into a better leader and business owner. Listen to the full podcast now to learn more about the benefits of self-reflection.
31 minutes | Nov 2, 2016
Ep. 22: How to Get the Most Out of Your Team
Are you getting the results you want from your team? In order to harness the most from your team members, it is highly important to ensure they are getting a positive take away also. A good leader’s job is to facilitate this give-and-take relationship. Founder and Artistic Director of Inversion Vocal Ensemble, Dave Ragland, has to work with his team every day to ensure they are giving 100% to the group, and that he and the team are instilling positivity into each member. Listen to the full podcast now to learn more about Dave’s tips for great teamwork and how to utilize each member’s strengths.
28 minutes | Oct 26, 2016
Ep. 21: How to Work with Family and Friends Part II
Thinking about teaming up with a family member to make your entrepreneurial dreams comes true? Friends and family can be our largest source of encouragement and support when starting a business. Some individuals may even choose to swift that support into partnership. This week we continue our look into the complex challenge of working with family and friends. We got together with Amber and Erica Greer of Kernels Nashville to discuss the specific roles these sisters play within their business. Kernels Nashville is a family owned and operated gourmet popcorn shop in East Nashville. Using their relationship with each other to their advantage, the Greer sisters have mastered communicating and working together. Listen to the full podcast now to hear their story.
44 minutes | Oct 19, 2016
Ep. 20: How to Work with Family and Friends
Working with your family and/or close friends can be a headache! Many times, the business dynamic changes so much when we are employing or working with our family and friends. But with the right amount of patience and respect, it can be a rewarding experience. We spoke with one half of the husband-wife team that founded Wide Open Food Company and Anything Sauces, Rashelle Rule. Rachelle has been running a family-owned business for 15 years. Currently, she works alongside her husband, Martee, and two sons to produce and market Anything Sauces. We discussed the struggles and joys that come with working with family and friends in business. To hear Rachelle’s encouraging story, listen now.
56 minutes | Oct 12, 2016
Ep. 19: How to Take an Honest Look at Your Finances
Have you taken a hard look at your money lately? Before jumping into the wild world of entrepreneurship, it is so important to understand and be confident in your ability to manage your personal and business finances. This week we spoke with our favorite financial coach, Brittany Butler, creator of MissBFab.com. Brittany blew our minds with her story about getting out of debt and starting to build wealth. She had some great tips to help you do the same with your personal and business finances. If you have ever questioned your ability to manage your money, you need to hear this week’s podcast. Get Brittany’s best advice by listening to the podcast now!
61 minutes | Oct 5, 2016
Ep. 18: How to Leverage the Value in Your Business Relationships
In the same way that money holds value in your business, the relationships you create hold value too. This week we explored the role that relationships play in business with our guest, Shawntaz Crawford. As Publisher of Stayonthego Magazine, Shawntaz knows a thing or two about forming lasting business relationships. Shawntaz shared his insights on knowing your value in a relationship, assessing that value in others, the importance of digital relationships, and more! To learn about how you can leverage the value in your business relationships listen to the full podcast now.
31 minutes | Sep 28, 2016
Ep. 17: How to Effectively Use Content Marketing to Boost Sales
Are you using your content to its fullest potential? Many business owners have plenty of content to share with their audience, but how and where that content should be shared can leave us puzzled. That’s where Jacqueline Hayes, Founder of Crayons and Marketers, comes in! Jacqueline works with business owners to refine and perfect the way they market content to effectively boost their sales numbers. Jacqueline, a born businesswoman with a passion for sales, equipped us with some of her best tips on how to market our content to the right audience on the right platforms. To get a taste of Jacqueline’s knowledge of content marketing, listen to the full podcast now.
45 minutes | Sep 21, 2016
Ep. 16: How to Create the Most Value within Your Start-Up
Is your business serving the community you live in? Could you benefit from collaborating with other small businesses totally different than your own? Most importantly, are you acknowledging and adding to the value in which your products and services hold? These are a few of the issues we tackled with this week’s guest, Trevor Burbank. Trevor, Founder and Director of Refinery Nashville, sat with us to discuss the current start-up culture in Nashville. As the owner of a collaborative work space, Trevor was able to share with us how he sees small business owners working together to add value to their business ventures and their surrounding communities every day. To learn more, listen now.
47 minutes | Sep 14, 2016
Ep. 15: How to Decide if you Should Write a Book about your Expertise
As an entrepreneur, you work hard to showcase the knowledge and expertise you’ve acquired while starting and running your own business. Could writing a book be your next step as an entrepreneur? Could writing a book bring you closer to solidifying your status as an expert in your industry? We spoke with G.C. Denwiddie, self-published authorpreneur, about what steps are involved in deciding if you should write a book of your own. G.C. let us in on her best tips on how to start writing, why to choose self-publication, and how to push through the writer’s block. If you are an entrepreneur toying with the idea of writing your first book, take a listen to the full podcast now!
32 minutes | Sep 7, 2016
Ep. 14: How to Intertwine the Acts of Living Your Brand and Living Your Purpose
As entrepreneurs, we are busy! Often times we are so focused on building a great brand and business, we forget to focus on ourselves and our purpose. We know you are already living your brand! Are you living your purpose? We spoke with The Connect Magazine publisher, Eric Jordan, on this subject for this week’s podcast. Eric shared his story of using faith and surrounding himself with great people to find and fulfill his life’s purpose. Eric’s life’s purpose and entrepreneurial spirit intertwine in so many ways that we just had to share it with all our listeners. To hear Eric’s full story and learn his best tips for finding your life purpose, listen to the full podcast now!
40 minutes | Aug 31, 2016
Ep. 13: How to Launch a Niche, Tech Business Outside of Silicon Valley
Is your tech start-up reaching the audience you want? Is it possible to have a successful tech based business outside of Silicon Valley? We had the pleasure of sitting with Ashley Lawal, Founder of Urbaanite, to discuss the challenges and advantages of starting a tech business in Nashville, TN. Ashley shared how she has grown her business by focusing on her target audience, and “boot-strapping” her finances. To hear Ashley’s story and learn more about her tips for success, listen to the full podcast now!
29 minutes | Aug 24, 2016
Ep. 12: How to Become More Mindful in Life and Work
Are you stressed? It’s safe to say that a large percentage of entrepreneurs will experience stress from their careers at some point. Finding a work-life balance is difficult to say the least. On this week’s podcast, we conquered this issue head on with zentrepreneur, Sri Thayi, founder of Country Goddess. Sri poured out her wisdom of using mindfulness and rest to tackle the stresses of life and change. We were blessed by Sri’s story of moving to America and making the decision to start her own skincare line that focused on inward and outward beauty at the same time. This entrepreneurial experience has allowed Sri to take purposeful steps towards a more mindful and balanced life. Please listen to the full interview below to learn how you, like Sri, can move towards a more balanced, less stressful work life.
45 minutes | Aug 17, 2016
Ep. 11: How to Continue Growing Beyond Success
You’ve worked hard and managed to garnish a bit of success,but what now? What do you do once you’ve reached the goals you set out foryourself? How do you continue moving beyond your success? We spoke withexecutive business coach, Toku McCree, on how he encourages his clients to continuegrowing beyond their idea of success, and why it is so important to not getcomfortable. Toku, founder of Unexecutive, shared why his experience in avariety of careers has given him the opportunity to be able to coach business leadersfrom all around the world in breaking past their boundaries and achieve morethan they thought possible. To hear Toku’s fascinating career journey and learnhow you can grow beyond success, listen to the full podcast now!
41 minutes | Aug 10, 2016
Ep. 10: How to Integrate Travel and Refreshment into Your Daily Grind
Do you work to live, or live to work? This is the question we tackled on this week’s episode of The Live Your Brand Show. We were delighted to have Cha Jones, president of Global Bound Consulting and founder of Expat Women of Color, be our first guest to be featured more than once! We just can't get enough of her endless wisdom! Cha discussed her love of traveling, and how that passion paved the way to a successful career as a transit and relocation coach. To hear about Cha’s adventures and learn how you can incorporate more travel into your professional and personal life, listen to the full podcast now!
56 minutes | Aug 3, 2016
Ep. 09: How to Build a Personal Brand that Propels your Career
Are you reaching the level of success that you want? Doesyour audience consider you to be an expert in your industry? Your success justmay greatly depend on your personal brand and the story that brand tells aboutyou. This week we had the pleasure of speaking with our friend, Sidney Outlaw, abouthow one’s personal brand can set the tone for a whole career. Sidney sharedabout his experience building his personal brand, and how it has positivelyinfluenced his career as an opera singer. To learn more about building apositive personal brand, and to hear Sidney Outlaw’s full story, listen to thefull interview now!
63 minutes | Jul 27, 2016
Ep. 08: How to Brand Your Purpose for a Better Business
What does it mean to brand your purpose? You may know in your heart what your purpose is in this life. You may be working to establish your brand. But how do these two connect to each other, and how can that connection lead to a better brand, business, and profit for you? Monchiere Holmes-Jones, Chief Brand Curator of MOJO Marketing + PR, sat with us this week to discuss her experience in the marketing industry. Our conversation ranged from how to brand your purpose to what makes a great entrepreneur, and even if your brand is more important than your business. To hear Monchiere’s insights and a few great stories, listen to the full podcast now!
56 minutes | Jul 21, 2016
Ep. 07: How to Identify and Hone your Leadership Skills
Do you have what it takes to become a great leader? How does one identify the qualities it takes to make a great leader? Once you become a leader, how do you stay motivated and motivate those around you? This week I had the opportunity to speak with the great Shawn Thompson about his professional journey to leadership, and how he has maintained that role within his company, Logo My Logo. Shawn, one of the Mid-South’s leading experts of the specialty advertising industry, shared how he turned his dream of entrepreneurship into a reality by studying the leadership skills of others and applying them to his career. To learn how you can identify and hone these same leadership skills, listen to the full interview now!
44 minutes | Jul 14, 2016
Ep. 06: HOW TO TELL A MEANINGFUL BRAND STORY THAT WILL RETURN A PROFIT
What story does your brand tell? What is the emotion you want your audience to feel? We recently had the chance to answer these and many more great questions with the brilliant Kia Jarmon. Since launching the MEPR Agency in 2006, Kia has quickly become one of Nashville’s leading public relations and brand strategists. We were lucky enough to be able to sit down and hear about Kia’s rise to success, and snag a few of her best branding and PR tips.
52 minutes | Jul 7, 2016
Ep. 05: HOW TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN PASSION, PURPOSE, AND PROFIT
What is my purpose in life? This is a question we have all asked ourselves. This week I sat down with the one and only Cha Jones. We talked about life and business, but, most importantly, we spoke about what it means to live life with purpose. Cha Jones finds her purpose in being a life coach, an author, and founder of Expat Women of Color. She is passionate about traveling, writing, business, and being an advocate for women. Sitting down with Cha gave me the opportunity to discuss how finding her purpose has shaped her daily life and career. You can hear all about Cha’s experience and find out how you can discover and apply your purpose to your life and business below!
52 minutes | Jun 30, 2016
Ep. 04: HOW TO GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY TO PRODUCE RESULTS
Are you ready to take your brand to the next level, and start earning the profit you deserve? I had the extreme pleasure of recently chatting with the lovely Audria Richmond, founder of the Building Big Brands Agency. As a branding and marketing consultant, Audria provided us with a few of her best kept secrets for building bigger, better brands. A few tips included being clear about what you want, knowing your industry, and being transparent. To hear how you can apply these tips and others, listen to the full podcast below!
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