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72 minutes | 12 days ago
209: Retirement and Savings Strategies for Small Businesses
When you own a small business, planning for retirement is not always easy. We're often working "in" our businesses and not "on" our businesses and that includes planning for the future. In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting with a financial advisor about ways that we can save for retirement, plan for the future, and ready our businesses for sale. About our guest: Ken Jones has been in the financial services industry since graduating with a degree in Economics from Texas A&M University. He has been serving business owners of small to mid-sized companies as a financial advisor for most of his 30-year career. In his role, he advises on everything from retirement planning to helping business owners sell or buy a business. Ken considers his practice just as much financial therapy as money management. In this episode, listeners will hear about: Ken's background and how he got interested in financial planning The different types of Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) The importance of setting money aside for retirement and tactical ways to do it consistently Why a financial planner can help you plan for the future What small businesses should be doing in order to make sure their business is prepped to sell Why a transition plan can increase the value for your business in a sale brokercheck.com Want to connect with Ken? Phone: 512-422-3893 Email: email@example.com
53 minutes | 19 days ago
208: Networking for Introverts (Re-release)
Another crazy, busy week, another re-release! We're digging into the This Week In Weddings archives with one of Annie's favorite episodes – Networking for Introverts with Alicia Keats. The saying goes that it’s all about who you know, and being well connected in the wedding industry can certainly be helpful for building and growing your business. But when you’re shy or an introvert, networking can be terrifying. In this week’s episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we’re chatting with a successful wedding planner who has learned how to turn her introvert tendencies into strengths when networking and operating her business. About our guest: With over thirteen years of experience, award winning wedding planner Alicia Keats has earned her place among the most sought after wedding planners in Canada. Alicia is known to be a passionate, devoted wedding planner who is always graceful under pressure. Her desire to create, not only an individualized planning experience but also to create an extraordinary, personalized wedding celebration for her couples, has earned her the reputation of being one of the best. In addition to being named one of the best wedding planners in the world by Vogue Magazine two years in a row, her work has been featured in numerous publications and top wedding blogs including Wedluxe, Real Weddings Magazine, WeddingBells, Style Me Pretty, Junebug Weddings and 100 Layer Cake. In 2012, she was awarded the Industry Achievement award by her peers at the BC Wedding Awards as well as many WeddingWire Couple Choice awards over the years. When Alicia is not planning weddings, she can be found cuddling her sweet baby boy, cooking with her husband or searching for the next tasty culinary experience. In this episode, listeners will hear about: Alicia’s background and how she went from pursuing an acting career to becoming a wedding planner How Alicia’s shyness has served her well with building genuine relationships Alicia’s strategies for psyching herself up before attending networking events Strategies for networking when you’re a natural introvert, including Alicia’s go-to strategy for breaking the ice How being shy and introverted has successfully served her clients Want to connect with Alicia? On the web: http://www.aliciakeats.com/ Instagram: @aliciakeats
62 minutes | a month ago
207: Living Your Brand (Re-release)
This week, we're digging into the This Week In Weddings archives to pull out an oldie but a goodie! Living Your Brand with Andrea Eppolito. Is your business model a true reflection of who you are? Are you carrying out your brand's image in your every day life? In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting with event planner Andrea Eppolito, of Andrea Eppolito Events about living your brand. From what you wear and how you present yourself in public to having an understanding of the restaurants your ideal client frequents, this week's episode is all about keeping your brand top of mind. About our guest: Having worked a wedding show at fifteen, Andrea fell in love with the beauty, the timeless traditions, and the transformative qualities of weddings and events. During her time at UNLV, she planned weddings while working in restaurants and studying her craft. In 1998, Andrea opened the iconic Bellagio Resort; the first of many she would ultimately come to work with. Andrea founded her eponymous event planning business, Andrea Eppolito Events, in 2011. In the years that followed, her work received numerous awards and has been featured by the likes of BRIDES, WedLuxe, Grace Ormonde, and more. Renowned for designing weddings with soul, and called "vibrant, chic, and impeccably organized” Andrea prides herself on the deep relationships she creates with her clients and partners. A custom magazine she gifted to her clients went viral in 2016, leading to the creation of The Wedding Editorialist. This self publishing platform creates story-driven issues published both online and in print. The Wedding Editorialist believes that every story deserves to be told, and services couples, creatives, and venues. Committed to collaboration and education, Andrea is a keynote speaker, eternal student, and eager participant in think tanks and book clubs. Born in New York, Andrea lived bi-coastally between there and LA before relocating to Las Vegas, Nevada. After over 20 years she considers herself "nearly a native" of the city she now resides in with her husband and children In this episode, listeners will hear about: Andrea's background and why luxury weddings are a fit for her Why looking the part is important when running a business How to familiarize yourself with high-end restaurants without having to spend the money on a 5-course meal How Andrea has added to her business through the Wedding Editorialist Want to connect with Andrea? Website: http://www.andreaeppolitoevents.com/ Instagram: @andreaeppolito Facebook:@andreaeppolito Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
52 minutes | a month ago
206: Finding Your Special Sauce
McDonald's may have coined the term "special sauce" but we all have something unique that sets us apart from our competitors. Do you know what yours is? In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting with a wedding industry copywriter about the importance of identifying and promoting your unique brand position as well as how to figure out what yours is in case you're not quite sure. About our guest: Taylor de la Fuente is an award-winning writer, champion for inclusive language and the owner of Lemon Tree Editorial. As a website copywriter serving the wedding industry, Taylor writes authentic and inclusive web copy for wedding pros who want to sell their services while they sleep. Before starting Lemon Tree Editorial, she worked in journalism, SEO and marketing. In this episode, listeners will hear about: Taylor's background in copywriting and what she does in the wedding industry What "special sauce" means when it comes to being a wedding industry entrepreneur How to find your special sauce through your peers and past clients Once you determine your special sauce, where on your website that should live The importance of having confidence to turn away potential clients Want to connect with Taylor? Online: www.lteditorial.com Instagram: @lteditorial
57 minutes | 2 months ago
205: Maintaining the Hustle Without Burning Out
Building any business takes hustle and grit. But constant hustling without taking a break is a sure way to hit burnout. In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting with an established wedding planner about her thoughts on hustling, resting, and how the two go hand in hand. About our guest: Spreading her metropolitan style throughout the low country, Terrica has been creating exquisite weddings and events in the Golden Isles area for the past fifteen years. Specializing in modern Southern weddings, she believes in creating custom experiences inspired by her clients’ love stories while infusing technology and efficiency. A contributing board member of the North American Academy of Wedding and Event Planning, Terrica’s weddings and expertise have been featured in The Knot, Reader’s Digest, Martha Stewart Weddings, HLN tv, Style Me Pretty and a host of others. In addition to leading a rockstar team at her planning and design firm, she also owns The White Lounge— a contemporary wedding planning studio for couples and wedding professionals. A wave maker nominated for Honeybook’s 20 on the Rise and a current Educator with The Knot and Wedding Wire, she launched her new wedding industry education system, “Here Comes the Brand“. Terrica is an ardent educator of those in the wedding industry, also hosting the “She Doesn’t Even Go Here” podcast. As an avid lover of cake and champagne, you'll find her at home in the Golden Isles with her four “fabutots”, and when not entertaining family and friends, she’s frequently binging on RuPaul’s Drag Race and Game of Thrones. In this episode, listeners will hear about: Terrica's background and how she got started in the wedding industry Why it's important to hustle for your success instead of wish for it The importance of setting boundaries and periods of rest as a business owner Why keeping focused on your own business instead of comparing yourself to others is beneficial to your success The pros and cons of Clubhouse Tips for protecting your peace Want to connect with Terrica? Online: http://terricainc.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cocktailterrica Instagram: @cocktailterrica Twitter: @terrica
49 minutes | 2 months ago
204: The Art of Negotiation
We're constantly involved with negotiations in our daily lives – from discussing where to eat for lunch with friends to reviewing contracts with service providers. But as a wedding industry business, are you willing to negotiate in your own business in order to close the deal? In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting with a negotiation strategist about this very topic. About our guest: A highly sought-after leadership and negotiation strategist, Elizabeth Suárez is committed to helping professionals and their organizations establish working environments where people are empowered to be skilled leaders and negotiators. After climbing the ranks of corporate America, she spent the last decade creating the impactful and interactive platform Negotiation Unleashed, a coaching, training and facilitation resource for professionals. As a previous corporate executive turned negotiation influencer, she created this platform to guide leaders into thriving decision-makers and strategists. Elizabeth holds an MBA from The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, and a BS in chemical engineering from Cornell University. She completed the Executive Management Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She is a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership, National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) and Leadership Denver. She is a certified MBTI practitioner and mediator trained by the Colorado Council of Mediators and the Colorado Bar Association. In this episode, listeners will hear about: Elizabeth's background and how she became an expert in negotiation Ways to negotiate that don't necessarily come down to price Elizabeth's thoughts on pricing your services in order give flexibility for negotiation Knowing when it's time to walk away from the negotiation Want to connect with Elizabeth? Online: https://negotiationunleashed.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SalaryQueen/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/speakerelizabeth/ Twitter: @elizabethsuarez
66 minutes | 2 months ago
203: Eliminating Anxiety in Entrepreneurship
As busy entrepreneurs with full plates, it's not uncommon to experience bouts of anxiety. Or maybe you're one who has always been wired to worry. In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting with a coach about anxiety, what it is, and some tips for combating it. From daily manifestations to breaking negative self talk, our guest is sharing her top tips for being the powerful you (and not the puny you). About our guest: Bambi Thompson, is a transformational speaker and “Brain Coach” for success acceleration and anxiety transformation, and an Occupational Therapist who has gone wildly woo. She’s the creator of the Slay Your Days Momentum Club, the co-founder of the Corporate Unicorn’s Women’s Success Summit in Maine, co-author of Dare to Be Authentic, and the former producer and host of Power Me Up Radio on the Amazing Women of Power Network. She teaches success oriented women how to leverage neuroscience, mindset, the human energy body, and the Law of Attraction to build their lives and businesses from an energetic foundation. She provides the toolbox for living life with more ease and joy while achieving more with vitality, power, confidence, and success. In this episode, listeners will hear about: Bambi's background in holistic healing, occupational therapy, and non-medicinal anxiety work The science behind anxiety Why entrepreneurs in particular often suffer from chronic worry Tips to identify negative self talk and quickly turn it around A quick exercise for immediately feeling relief from stress and anxiety The power in asking open ended questions as it relates to the law of attraction Bambi's Free Momentum Accelerator Success Kit: https://www.bambithompson.com/gift Want to connect with Bambi? Online: https://www.bambithompson.com/ Instagram: @bambithompson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BambiThompsonCoach Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/BambiThompson
67 minutes | 2 months ago
202: Overcoming Perfectionism
Being a perfectionist is often used as a badge of honor. But in actuality, the desire to make things absolutely perfect is likely holding you back from achieving great things. In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting with a coach and business strategist who explains why perfectionism isn't something positive to be proud of, but something based on fear that needs to be worked through. About our guest: Stephanie Hayes works with experienced entrepreneurs who have built successful businesses but aren’t sure what’s next. She helps them create a business model that works for them and a plan to get to their next level of growth so they can become more profitable, and do the work they really want to do. Stephanie has been working with entrepreneurs and small businesses for over 20 years, and has built a number of her own businesses. She launched her business strategy and coaching practice in 2015 so she can focus on helping solo entrepreneurs align their businesses with their big goals. Stephanie believes that business owners are looking for direct, actionable help and teaches her clients how to be self-sufficient and develop a foundation for continued growth. In this episode, listeners will hear about: Stephanie's background and how she became a recovering perfectionist How perfectionism is not a positive thing and actually can be debilitating and how entrepreneurs back The signs that someone is struggling with perfectionism The difference between being a perfectionist and having high standards or values Some small steps perfectionists can take to change their mindset Stephanie's podcast "Real People, Real Business" Stephanie's free download 14 Ways to Keep Perfectionism from Running the Show Want to connect with Stephanie? Online: www.stephaniehayes.biz Instagram: @stephaniehayes.biz Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephaniehayescoach/ Twitter: @stephaniehayes
40 minutes | 2 months ago
201: Knowing When It's Time to Hire an Employee
At some point in the cycle of your wedding industry business, you may start thinking about growing your team. But before you post that you're desperate for help on Facebook, there are some things to think through. In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting with a floral designer with nearly 20 years of business experience about hiring and things to keep in mind. About our guest: In 2002, Kelly Marie Thompson opened Fleur, a special event custom design floral studio paired with a brick and mortar lifestyle boutique. She and her work have been featured in many print magazines including Martha Stewart Weddings, Town and Country, Vogue, The Knot, Better Homes and Gardens, Midwest Living, as well as online blogs including Martha Stewart Weddings and Style Me Pretty. Listed as a Top Martha Stewart Florist, Kelly has created beautiful floral designs for almost two full decades, and is the Operations Manager for the company as a whole. She is the founder of "The Art of Growing an Extraordinary Floral Business", a 6 six-module, online education course, and is a Be Sage Coach. She currently lives in Chicago with her husband and their two cats. They spend their free time cooking, traveling, gardening and raising urban chickens. In this episode, listeners will hear about: Kelly's background in the floral and wedding industry Kelly's experience with hiring employees and the things that she learned along the way The first steps businesses should take when they're thinking about bringing on an employee The importance of creating job descriptions for new positions Want to connect with Kelly Marie? Online: http://www.fleurchicago.com/ Instagram: @fleurinc
34 minutes | 3 months ago
200: We Made It!
We made it to 200 episodes!! In this casual episode of the This Week in Weddings podcast, Kimberly, Annie and Lance, along with contributors from the This Week In Weddings community share their thoughts on the podcast after 200 episodes. You'll hear from: Saundra Hadley from Planning Forever Events and A Great Wedding Interview Podcast Carmela Heintzelman from Fiore Press Kelly McWilliams from Kelly McWilliams Celebrations, Weddings & Parties and This vs. That, Wedding Decisions Podcast Meghan Ely from OFD Consulting Dan Quinn from DQB Entertainment Sara Bauleke from Bella Notte Amy Burke from Amy Burke Events Alicia Keats from Alicia Keats Weddings + Events Lin Pernille from Lin Pernille Photo + Video
47 minutes | 3 months ago
199: Mastering Your Money Mindset
Making money is certainly about dollars and cents, but how you think about money can have an impact on your financial success. Are long held beliefs about money, also known as money blocks, holding you back? In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting with author and money coach Denise Duffield-Thomas about money mindset and how thoughts about money an impact us, both negatively and positively. About our guest: Denise Duffield-Thomas is the money mentor for the new wave of online entrepreneurs who want to make money and change the world. She helps women charge premium prices, release the fear of money and create First Class lives. Her books Lucky Bitch, Get Rich, Lucky Bitch, and Chillpreneur give a fresh and funny roadmap to living a life of abudnance without burnout. Her Money Bootcamp has helped over 6,000 students from all around the world. She’s a lazy introvert, a Hay House author and an unbusy mother of 3. She owns a rose farm and lives by the beach in sunny Australia. In this episode, listeners will hear about: Denise's background as a coach and how she became a money mentor The biggest blocks that entrepreneurs, especially female entrepreneurs have around money Some commonly held beliefs about money and how being aware of them can positively impact your feelings about money Denise's book - Lucky Bitch: A Guide for Exceptional Women to Create Outrageous Success Denise's book - Get Rich, Lucky Bitch!: Release Your Money Blocks and Live a First-Class Life Denise's book - Chillpreneur: The New Rules for Creating Success, Freedom, and Abundance on Your Terms Other books mentioned in the episode: The Luck Factor: The Scientific Study of the Lucky Mind Want to connect with Denise? Online: www.denisedt.com Free Money Blocks Workshop: www.denisedt.com/blocks Instagram: @denisedt ------- THIS WEEK'S EPISODE IS SPONSORED BY IDEACTION CONSULTING They help wedding pros book more couples using science-backed sales methods and conversion copywriting. Ideation Consulting designs sales processes around how clients want to buy, and teach wedding pros how to confidently guide each couple along the way. Ideaction Consulting is offering a FREE Workshop Series on pricing and building value in the sales process, February 22nd-25th. To sign up, visit www.thisweekinweddings.com/sam today!
56 minutes | 3 months ago
198: How to Be Resilient in Business
When the going gets tough, you have to keep going. And for some, being resilient is easier said than done. In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting with a business coach about resiliency and some tips for keeping your eyes on the prize even in the face of diversity. About our guest: Anna Lundberg is the founder of One Step Outside, where she helps experienced professionals around the world design a career, a business and a lifestyle that brings them more freedom, flexibility and fulfillment - outside of the conventional 9 to 5. Ex-Oxford, ex-Procter & Gamble, today she combines her 10+ years of experience in global branding and digital marketing roles with her training in coaching and positive psychology techniques to help people reimagine the next phase of their career. Anna offers a blend of life coaching and business mentoring on a one-on-one basis and in a group setting. She is the host of the Reimagining Success podcast and author of Leaving the Corporate 9 to 5: Stories from people who’ve done it (and how you can too!). In this episode, listeners will hear about: Anna Lundberg's background and her transition into business coaching What resilient means based on it's Latin origin How having a sense of overall purpose and bigger picture goals can help with resiliency in the face of struggle Vision boards and how they can be helpful Defining success in all areas of your life, not just business Anna's book - Leaving the Corporate 9 to 5 Anna's podcast Reimagining Success Other books mentioned in the podcast - Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck, Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo Want to connect with Anna? Online: onestepoutside.com Instagram: @annaselundberg LinkedIn: Anna S. E. Lundberg YouTube: Anna S. E. Lundberg ------- SUPPORT THE PODCAST! Have you gotten value from This Week In Weddings? If so, it's time to pay it forward! Your contribution of as little as 10-cents a day will help us offset our costs, like file storage, web hosting, and editing. Plus, a larger donation gets you perks, like access to a private Facebook group to discuss each week’s episode! Check out the ways you can contribute to the show.
50 minutes | 4 months ago
197: Maintaining Balance and Zen as an Entrepreneur
In a world that's full of uncertainty, it can be challenging to maintain your sense of inner peace. And for wedding pros who are used to the constant hustle, maintaining any sort of balance can be difficult as well. But there are steps you can take right now to get your zen on! In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting with a wedding industry veteran who shares some practical tips for finding time for yourself and getting more calm and centered. About our guest: We may recognize Gurminder for his versatility as a creative photographer with Banga Studios. But, what you may not know is in the last 3 years, Gurminder has developed a fond and growing interest in spirituality and mindfulness. A lover of several meditation practices, ranging from Breath-work, Mantra, Question, or Silent Meditation, Gurminder is on a journey to uncover more of the teachings of his inner world, so he can live by them in his outer world. His practice begins at 5am daily, and the results speak for themselves; more grounding, less anxiety, more love, less fear, more conscious choices, and less impulse decisions. In this episode, listeners will hear about: Gurminder's background and how he got started in the wedding industry What initiated Gurminder's interest in better balance and zen Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTS) - what they are and how to switch them around The benefits of journaling The power of meditation Gurminder's morning routine, and the things he does every day to carve out time for self improvement Gurminder's first podcast episode with TWIW - Breaking Into South Asian Weddings Want to connect with Gurminder? Online: https://www.bangastudios.ca/ Instagram: @g.banga Guided Meditations: https://gbanga.podia.com/ ------- SUPPORT THE PODCAST! Have you gotten value from This Week In Weddings? If so, it's time to pay it forward! Your contribution of as little as 10-cents a day will help us offset our costs, like file storage, web hosting, and editing. Plus, a larger donation gets you perks, like access to a private Facebook group to discuss each week’s episode! Check out the ways you can contribute to the show.
64 minutes | 4 months ago
196: Creating Systems In Your Business
If the majority of your business is in your head, it's time to get a better system. Systems and software can help manage your tasks, streamline communication with clients, and even track your money, not to mention make it easier for your customers to do business with you. In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting all about systems in business, why you need them, the first steps in creating one, and when it's time to hire a professional to help you get started. About our guest: Nikisha Hidalgo is the founder and creative director of two thriving companies: Inviting Treasures, a custom illustration design agency specializing in wedding stationery; and ANH Design House, an online stationery store that brings joy to family and friends through paper goods. In addition to being a successful Black female entrepreneur and business owner, Nikisha is deeply committed to her family. The daughter of Elmore and Agnes, wife to John, mother of two beautiful and strong girls, Haley and Eryn, and a dog mom to her Labradoodle, Cocoa, Nikisha balances work and family life with love and intention. As a lifelong learner who earned both her Master's in Public Health and a Master's in Business Administration, Nikisha is passionate about developing and implementing systems to assist women-owned businesses in creating an organized and easy workflow so they can scale their businesses and level up their earnings. In this episode, listeners will hear about: Nikisha's background and how she got started in the wedding industry Why systems are important in business, particularly as your company scales The different types of systems in business - from accounting and bookkeeping to customer relationship management (CRM) The first step in creating a system with a brain dump of the steps you take in your business How to create a system without making automation feel impersonal When to look for help from a professional for creating a system The next book for the TWIW Book Club! Want to connect with Nikisha? Online: Invitingtreasures.com and ANH Design House Instagram: @nikisha.king Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/invitingtreasuresllc ------- SUPPORT THE PODCAST! Have you gotten value from This Week In Weddings? If so, it's time to pay it forward! Your contribution of as little as 10-cents a day will help us offset our costs, like file storage, web hosting, and editing. Plus, a larger donation gets you perks, like access to a private Facebook group to discuss each week’s episode! Check out the ways you can contribute to the show.
61 minutes | 4 months ago
195: Transitioning into Coaching and Consulting
If you have an established, respected business in the wedding industry, chances are high that you've had people reach out to "pick your brain" for advice and guidance. But at what point do you go from being an open book about your process to actually monetizing it? In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting about making the transition into coaching and consulting, including running memberships. With a completely different target audience and structure, there are certainly things to know before jumping in head first. About our guest: After a decade in weddings and events, Amber Anderson, founder of Heavenly Day Events, pivoted her career into coaching others while maintaining a role in her planning company in Austin, Texas. As the host of Refine for Wedding Planners, Amber desires to coach and mentor planners via the largest Facebook group exclusively for wedding planners by offering a course, retreat, membership and templates. Amber is known for having radical honesty, often saying what most people are thinking but won’t say, striving to elevate the industry one conversation at a time. In this episode, listeners will hear about: Amber's background in the wedding industry How Amber became a business coach by purchasing an established community and brand The costs associated with running a coaching business or membership, and how it's not exactly passive income Determining your ideal client for your coaching business or membership offering How running a membership or coaching program requires an entire new skillset, including sales funnels and email marketing Want to connect with Amber? Online: https://refineforweddingplanners.com/ Instagram: @refineforweddingplanners Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/REFINEforWeddingPlanners/ ------- SUPPORT THE PODCAST! Have you gotten value from This Week In Weddings? If so, it's time to pay it forward! Your contribution of as little as 10-cents a day will help us offset our costs, like file storage, web hosting, and editing. Plus, a larger donation gets you perks, like access to a private Facebook group to discuss each week’s episode! Check out the ways you can contribute to the show.
52 minutes | 4 months ago
194: Channeling Your Intuition for Entrepreneurship
It's a fresh year and for our first episode of 2021, we're talking about intuition and how you can tap into this additional sense. Do you "trust your gut" when you make a decision in life and business? Or are you ignoring your own intuition? In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting with a life coach all about intuition, what it is, and how we can be more aware of the intuitive hits that are coming at us. About our guest: Danielle Vaughn is a Life Coach, writer, workshop facilitator, meditation guide, and speaker. Danielle works with clients one-on-one and in group settings guiding them to connect with their innate wisdom through their intuition. Teaching various modalities that open and expand on limiting beliefs, insecurities, and self-doubt, Danielle leads her clients to breakthroughs and alignment with the truth of their hearts' desires. Through transformations, transitions, or turmoil, Danielle offers her clients an open space to be seen and heard without judgement, allowing for true change to occur. Danielle has created guided meditations, an Activate Your Intuition Guide, an Inner-Visioning Template to connect you with your soul blueprint, and many other helpful tools to help clients live a life of authenticity, joy, and fulfillment. In this episode, listeners will hear about: Danielle's background and how she became a life coach What intuition is and how we all have this sense How intuition can feel in your body How clearing your mind can help you better get in touch with your intuition Previous episode Meditation and Mindset Work for the Wedding Industry Some fun games you can play to tap into your intuition Using intuition to make decisions in business Want to connect with Danielle? Online: www.daniellevaughn.com Instagram: @danielle.vaughn Facebook: DanielleVaughnLifeCoach ------- SUPPORT THE PODCAST! Have you gotten value from This Week In Weddings? If so, it's time to pay it forward! Your contribution of as little as 10-cents a day will help us offset our costs, like file storage, web hosting, and editing. Plus, a larger donation gets you perks, like access to a private Facebook group to discuss each week’s episode! Check out the ways you can contribute to the show.
45 minutes | 5 months ago
193: The Ins and Outs of Instagram Guides
Just when you've figured out Instagram Reels, the social media platform changes it up with a whole new feature to figure out. Enter Instagram Guides. In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting with a social media educator about the newest Instagram feature and how it can be used by wedding pros to curate their content. Grab your phone and follow along as we take it step-by-step! About our guest: K.M. Robinson is a social media educator and speaker who helps entrepreneurs build profitable businesses through smart social media marketing. She’s been spotlighted by Facebook for her innovative work in the field, and has been appeared on CBS News nationally, NBC news nationally, Business News Daily, Writer’s Weekly, New York Comic Con, Penned Con Charleston, Penned Con St Louis, MerMagic Con, Live Con, and more. She specializes in livestreaming, YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok growth. She’s also a best-selling fiction author. In this episode, listeners will hear about: K.M.'s background and how she became an educator in the social media space The basics of Instagram Guides and how it differs from Instagram Stories, IGTV, and Reels The three different types of Instagram Guides content - places, products, and posts A step-by-step walk-through for creating a Guide in Instagram A TWIW Instagram Guides challenge by January 1st Want to connect with K.M.? Online: http://livestreamactionplan.com/ YouTube: youtube.com/kmrobinson ------- SUPPORT THE PODCAST! Have you gotten value from This Week In Weddings? If so, it's time to pay it forward! Your contribution of as little as 10-cents a day will help us offset our costs, like file storage, web hosting, and editing. Plus, a larger donation gets you perks, like access to a private Facebook group to discuss each week’s episode! Check out the ways you can contribute to the show.
60 minutes | 5 months ago
192: The Importance of Sleep for Busy Entrepreneurs
We've all heard at some point that it's important to get 8 hours of sleep each night. But for busy entrepreneurs, it's certainly not uncommon to trim back on sleep when things get busy and you need more hours in your day. In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're talking to a a neurologist and sleep expert about the importance of sleep for our bodies and minds and some tips for getting more quality sleep over time. About our guest: Dubbed “The Sleep Whisperer” by Arianna Huffington, Dr. Winter has been involved in the field of sleep medicine for twenty five years. A fully board certified neurologist and double board certified sleep specialist, Dr. Winter has been helping individuals sleep better through his private clinic, group consultations, work with professional athletes, and dynamic media presence. His first book, The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep Is Broken and How to Fix It has received high praise both in the United States and internationally as a fresh and effective approach to a growing problem. Dr. Winter is board-certified by both the American Board of Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is separately board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (under the American Board of Medical Specialties) as a sleep medicine subspecialist. He is a member in good standing of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine the Sleep Research Society, and the Virginia Academy of Sleep Medicine. In this episode, listeners will hear about: Dr. Winter's background in neurology and how he became interested in the study of sleep How sleep affects every aspect of our lives – from creativity and problem solving to even appearance The characteristics that one typically associates with being a "good" sleeper Best practices for those in the wedding industry who often work late into the evening for weddings and have a forced delay of sleep The effects of alcohol and sleep Physiological differences between those that are considered a morning person vs. a night owl Tips for getting a better night sleep, including a discussion on weighted blankets, white noise machines, and ideal room temperatures Electronics and sleep Dr. Winter's book The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep Is Broken and How to Fix it ------- SUPPORT THE PODCAST! Have you gotten value from This Week In Weddings? If so, it's time to pay it forward! Your contribution of as little as 10-cents a day will help us offset our costs, like file storage, web hosting, and editing. Plus, a larger donation gets you perks, like access to a private Facebook group to discuss each week’s episode! Check out the ways you can contribute to the show.
70 minutes | 5 months ago
191: Increasing Your Productivity with Block Scheduling
Getting all the things checked off the to do list, staying focused for extended periods of time, and wrapping up at a decent hour feeling completely accomplished and successful... sounds like a perfect work day, right? But most entrepreneurs aren't running their businesses that way and could take small steps to make each day more productive. In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're talking to a business coach lets us in on how block scheduling can be game changing for productivity, focus, and intention. About our guest: Heather Vickery is an award-winning business owner and global leader with over 20 years as an entrepreneur. She leverages her entrepreneurial skills and expertise to coach individuals towards greater personal and professional fulfillment by helping them leverage their fear into intentional bravery. Heather says “When we choose bravely, on purpose, we choose bigger, have bigger successes and it’s contagious. A celebrated public speaker, Heather inspires audiences and empowers attendees with the tools they need to live bold and successful lives through creating balance, time management, mindfulness, as well as countless systems, strategies, and boundaries. She’s the author of Gratitude Journal: Shift Your Focus and Grow Grateful: A Gratitude Journal for Kids and Families. Heather is also the host and executive producer of The Brave Files Podcast. In this episode, listeners will hear about: Heather's background in the wedding industry and her transformation into coaching What block scheduling is and how it works Why block scheduling helps you get things done more efficiently Best practices for planning out your day Tips for managing your email on a schedule How block scheduling and boundaries go hand in hand Heather's tips for starting and ending your day in order to increase your intention and productivity Heather's podcast The Brave Files Commit to Three app for daily goal setting Want to connect with Heather? Online: www.vickeryandco.com Instagram: @vickeryandco Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VickeryandCo/ ------- SUPPORT THE PODCAST! Have you gotten value from This Week In Weddings? If so, it's time to pay it forward! Your contribution of as little as 10-cents a day will help us offset our costs, like file storage, web hosting, and editing. Plus, a larger donation gets you perks, like access to a private Facebook group to discuss each week’s episode! Check out the ways you can contribute to the show.
71 minutes | 6 months ago
190: Selling to Multiple Decision Makers
It's certainly not uncommon for weddings to be planned by more than one person – bride and groom, bride and mom, groom and groom, bride and her bff! And when you're a wedding pro trying to sell, it's challenging to know who you need to actually sell to. In this week's episode of the This Week In Weddings podcast, we're chatting with Sam Jacobson about the best ways to sell when there are multiple people in the room, checking out your website, and potentially reading your email responses. About our guest: Sam Jacobson helps event pros book more couples with science-backed sales approaches honed over 15 years in the wedding industry. He focuses on how to guide the buyer’s journey, discover couples’ real needs, and create sales proposals that sell themselves. Sam’s led companies in venues, catering, planning, design, décor, and floral. He’s personally responded to thousands of inquiries, and booked hundreds of couples for millions in revenue. He knows how and why couples make decisions. Sam founded Ideaction four years ago with his wife, Katy. Since then, their team of seven has worked 1:1 with nearly 200 clients. In this episode, listeners will hear about: Sam's background in the event industry and how his company, Ideaction Consulting, helps wedding pros with the sales process Sam's first episode on the podcast - Episode 11: The Four Types of Business Personas The potential decision makers that wedding pros are simultaneously selling to – brides, grooms, moms dads, and more! The importance of determining who the actual decision makers are and what their needs and concerns are before trying to sell How to use your website to speak to multiple people involved in the buying process Questions to ask during the discovery phase of the sales process to better determine the clients' pain points Tips for working with wedding planners when they are part of the sales process and therefore one of the decision makers Want to connect with Sam? Online: https://www.ideactionconsulting.com/ Instagram: @ideactionconsulting Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sellweddingslikeapro ------- SUPPORT THE PODCAST! Have you gotten value from This Week In Weddings? If so, it's time to pay it forward! Your contribution of as little as 10-cents a day will help us offset our costs, like file storage, web hosting, and editing. Plus, a larger donation gets you perks, like access to a private Facebook group to discuss each week’s episode! Check out the ways you can contribute to the show.
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