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Get Carried Away

Carrie Murray/BRA Network

A female forward podcast feature advice from today's business thought leaders and innovators. Host, Carrie Murray is the founder of BRA - Business Relationship Alliance, a network of powerful women devoted to advancing female-owned businesses by providing the community, collaboration, mentorship, empowerment and support needed to flourish as an entrepreneur.

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5 Keys to disruption with Sheila Jackson & Natasha McCrea
Aug 9 2023
5 Keys to disruption with Sheila Jackson & Natasha McCrea
Sheila Jackson and Natasha McCrea represent over 40 years of experience as entrepreneurs and curators of space for women. Their goal is to create a brand that celebrates our diversity, style, power, and of course, great taste. Natasha is a serial entrepreneur, multi-passionate entertainer, and the Founder of Love CEO Institute, a personal development company for women. Her entertainment industry experience spans over the last 20 years as an actor, director, writer and producer. Natasha has appeared in commercials and numerous network television series. She is an award-winning producer of narrative shorts and documentary film. She has also directed her own one-woman show, for which she was honored with a best writer award. Through the development and national tour of her one-woman show, “Evolution of a Love Addict,” several years of counseling, and entrepreneurship; Natasha turned her life around and elevated herself from love addict to Love CEO. Her coaching practice helps women find peace, pleasure and success, using the Love Intelligence Method that she developed. Natasha loves connecting with other women who share a love for whiskey. She believes we’re building more than a whiskey brand. We’re starting a movement. Sheila has spent her entire career elevating women - starting out as a marriage and family therapist; women’s empowerment writer; host of the Girl Talk LA radio show; and as an award-winning producer, known for her all female crews and putting more women behind the camera. Her advertising campaigns have received the highest honors from the American Advertising Awards (ADDY), Telly and Aurora - with two mayoral commendations from the City of Los Angeles. Also an accomplished writer and historian, Sheila is a development producer for film and television. She is author of two historical biography collections and is among historians included in the University of Washington's oral history archive of “Women Who Rock,” which explores how women have used music as a tool for activism. For the last five years, Sheila has more vigorously pursued her passion for wine and spirits. A self-professed, wine geek, she is a member of the women-led advisory for La Cienega Vineyard, in Sonoma's prestigious Alexander Valley. Her career is a testament to the fact that we can do it all. Since expanding into the spirits world, Sheila is excited about how Jackson McCrea will change the face of whiskey, and explode the status quo. Follow them at: http://jacksonmccreawhiskey.com http://instagram.com/jacksonmccreawhiskey Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Support Teachers Need Now with Jen Rafferty
May 25 2023
The Support Teachers Need Now with Jen Rafferty
After 15 years in the classroom, Jen founded Empowered Educator® in 2020 as a response to teacher burnout during the pandemic. She is known for bringing her energy, humor and expertise in her presentations while inspiring educators to stay connected to their “why.” Jen is a certified Emotional Intelligence Practitioner and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. Since its inception, Empowered Educator® has reached thousands of teachers and school leaders all over the world. Jen has been featured in Authority Magazine, Medium, Thrive Global and Voyage MIA. She is the author of the Amazon bestseller, A Place in the Staff: Finding Your Way as a Music Teacher, and was on the TEDx stage with her talk, Generational Change Begins with Empowered Teachers. Jen's podcast, Take Notes, is in the top 3% of global podcasts.Jen’s insatiable curiosity continues to make Empowered Educator programming relevant and reflective of the most up-to-date research in mindset, leadership and cognitive neuroscience. Her willingness to foster important conversations creates safe spaces for educators to talk about their concerns and actively solve problems. She is deeply committed to helping educators regain agency in how they show up for themselves and their school communities every day. Follow Jen’s work on her website at https://empowerededucator.com/ and on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/jenrafferty_ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Finding your authenticity through clothing with Vicky and Charisse Pasche
May 3 2023
Finding your authenticity through clothing with Vicky and Charisse Pasche
Dapper Boi is a San Diego-based body-inclusive apparel line founded in 2015 by married couple Vicky and Charisse Pasche. The Pasche’s are partners in business and life, managing to raise twin preschoolers without going (completely) gray. The vision for Dapper Boi was conceived on their honeymoon, born from Vicky’s challenges as a handsome woman with curves searching for clothes that fit her body and authentic expression. With an industry-disrupting commitment to inclusion, affirmation, and quality, their celebrated clothing business went from a crowdfunded passion project to a seven-figure company in five years. Over the last eight years they have generated $4M in sales with a customer base of over 30,000 people from all genders, sizes and body types, and with an unheard of repeat customer rate of 51%. Less than 2% of VC money goes to women and less than 2% of women-owned businesses generate over $1M in annual revenue. Dapper Boi continues to defy all odds: they are in the top 10% of all Shopify stores and have been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, countless media, and soon some incredible publications and documentaries. Dapper Boi is a gender-welcoming, everyday clothing line with smart, down-to-earth vibes for people of all body types. They are proud to make people feel comfortable and confident in their own skin by offering quality, stylish clothes with a unique fit. Follow Dapper Boi on their IG @dapperboi and @dapperboivicky as well as on FB dapperboiclothing. Check out their line at www.dapperboi.com! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Fighting Cancer While Fighting to Save Your Business
Nov 30 2022
Fighting Cancer While Fighting to Save Your Business
What's the trick to creating something that leaves your clients saying "wow!"? Lee Levy is a Los Angeles based creative director and founder of Nex Graphics, with a proven track record of helping companies build a strong presence across the World Wide web. Competition on the web is fierce. The average customer spends just 4 to 6 seconds looking at a webpage before deciding wherever to stay, or move in to the next site. Lee explains to Carrie the ways we can all grab someone's attention in those first few crucial seconds.POINTS:Find out what the most common mistakes people and businesses are making in their websites.Lee overcame a battle with Breast Cancer in 2019, and came back even stronger with a new sense of purpose. She was recently featured as a successful entrepreneur in DOTCOM and VoyageLA magazine, and has been speaking at women's events in Los Angeles, empowering them with inspiration and business talks.Despite the pain and struggles of chemotherapy and cancer treatment, Lee managed to keep her business going, and afterwards even managed to win back clients who she had to let go.For new entrepreneurs, hear about the importance of listening to those who've succeeded before you. LINKS:https://nexgraphics.comINSTAGRAMBusiness: https://www.instagram.com/nexgraphicsla/FACEBOOK BUSINESSBusiness: https://www.facebook.com/nexgraphicswebdesignLINKED IN BUSINESSBusiness: https://www.linkedin.com/company/18226586 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Cutting out the Middleman in Your Life to Create Your Dream Job
Nov 2 2022
Cutting out the Middleman in Your Life to Create Your Dream Job
Jannese Torres is an award-winning Latina Money Expert. She became an accidental entrepreneur after a job loss led her to create a successful Latin food blog, Delish D’Lites. Now, she helps her clients and listeners build successful online businesses that allow them to pursue financial independence and freedom.Jannese is on a mission to educate marginalized communities on topics like entrepreneurship, investing, and financial independence through her personal finance podcast & platform, “Yo Quiero Dinero.” Her forthcoming book, The Financially Lit Latina, will be published by Grand Central Publishing in early 2024.POINTS:When you want to quit your job, what are the first steps you should take to a better career? Jannese can tell you.You like food and want to make a living with it, so you start a food blog. Find out what you should do next.If you have information that people want, put it up front. That's what Jannese did. She gave it out for free, then the paying customers started pouring in.If you have a business and depend on social media, you better have a blog! Listen to hear why.Jannese specializes In helping people take their corporate and personal skills and turn them in to service-based businesses. Follow Jannese’s work at:https://yoquierodineropodcast.com/https://www.instagram.com/yoquierodineropodcast/Get the FREE 14-page blueprint to financial freedom here - https://sidehustlemoguls.podia.com/yo-quiero-dinero-a-free-guide-for-your-dinero Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Four Ways Your Leadership Needs to Evolve
Oct 19 2022
Four Ways Your Leadership Needs to Evolve
When you break businesses down, most are a collection of different people with different brains, different backgrounds and different experiences. So how do you bring all of that wisdom together to make the most of it? Wendy Ryan, the CEO of the management and leadership coaching company Kadabra, walks us through how she helps leaders lead.Being an entrepreneur who's taking risks means you are eventually going to fail at something. That doesn't mean you stop. Wendy explains how you keep going, growing and building yourself into that leader you want to be.POINTS:Why you should think about going into grad-school for more education, even if you're already successful in your field.The business environment can be so much more inviting and productive when employees feel like they don't have to hide who they are. Hear why Wendy says this is more important today, especially after the pandemic.Not everyone has the same needs or starts in the same place, even when they're working in the same position.Being authentic as a leader sometimes means being vulnerable and realizing you don't have all the answers.Whether we realize it or not, many of us bring our traumas and problems with us to work. When managers create a safe place for everyone to open up, it helps employees balance their personal problems, so they can give more of themselves to their work.LINKS:You can follow Wendy Ryan on her LinkedIn profile:https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendyryankadabraHer website is also a goldmine of useful stories and advice:https://www.wearekadabra.com/Here's where you can find Wendy's brilliant book: Learn Lead Lift - How to Think, Act and Inspire Your Way to Greatnesshttps://www.learnleadlift.com/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Three Must Have Skills to Pivot with Success and Ease
Oct 5 2022
Three Must Have Skills to Pivot with Success and Ease
Many of us pivot at some point during our careers. That was especially true during the early days of the pandemic.For years, Dr. Cindy Tsai studied in the world of medicine, learning so she could help patients recover and feel better. However, when Dr. Tsai got sick herself, she discovered there were better approaches to help patients, rather than with just prescriptions. As she says, "a quick fix isn't always a fix." Carrie talks with Dr. Tsai about the three pillars of success Dr. Tsai discovered on her journey to reinvent herself and her purpose.Dr. Tsai also just held a big TEDx talk on integrative medicine and why it's so important to take an integrative approach to health and wellness. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/45Mip2dTZpIPOINTS:We all like our comfort zone because it's comfortable. It can take courage to quit your job and pivot your career. Find out the signs to know of when you should take the jump into something new.Calm, confidence, and curiosity: these are the three pillars of Dr. Tsai's "Inspiring Success Method." Hear how they can help you.When things aren't working for us, we often focus on the problem. Listen to why that just perpetuates the negativity and the doubts you might have in your business.Self-care and success go hand-in-hand. As Dr. Tsai explains, only when you are well can you do your most important work in life and share your gifts.Money will flow if you put in the time and attention. Carrie and Dr. Tsai breakdown why people don't get positive results when they're working frantically.LINK:Find Dr. Cindy Tsai's book, So Much Better: Life Changing Strategies, here: https://amzn.to/3rkXyag Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
What it Takes to Win Over Customers
Sep 14 2022
What it Takes to Win Over Customers
The world of business marketing is a crowded space. Some do it great, others... well, they need some help. As the founder of Flourish Marketing, Aleya Harris works with her clients to figure out WHY what they've been doing to reach new customers hasn't been working. Carrie and Aleya discuss the numerous mistakes and traps businesses owners fall into. As we hear, there are tricks to stand out above the crowd, regardless of what industry you're in, and Aleya knows them.Stevie Wonder's Former Chef is now a Marketing Expert Turning Her Clients into Legends POINTS:From a private chef to stars like Stevie Wonder and Bruce Willis, to a marketing strategist, Aleya took what she learned in one career and successfully pivoted to an entirely different career. Hear the lessons she learned that helped her do it.What does it take to get potential customers to open your emails and positively respond? Aleya shares her pro-tips.Are you struggling to make money with your business? Have you thought about giving away services for free? It sounds counter intuitive when you need to earn money, but giving your time to others can help you create loyal future paying customers.Taking successful businesses and turning them into “legendary” businesses; that’s what Aleya does for her clients. Listen how.What's the biggest mistake entrepreneurs make when trying to get their messages out? Get the advice that can save you from a lot of disappointment.LINKS:Freebie Link: https://flourishmarketing.co/revampIn this interactive session, Aleya will teach you how to use storytelling elements to stand out by standing in the power of your unique journey. She'll leverage her expert knowledge of the StoryBrand SB7 Framework, the hero's journey, and energy-recalibration techniques to help you develop a theft-proof narrative that will articulate your uniqueness, connect with your ideal client, and leave an enduring legacy.Social Media Handles:@flourishmarketing.co@aleyaharris@flourishingentrepreneur Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3 Excuses That Get in the Way of Our Success (And How to Overcome Them)
Apr 6 2022
3 Excuses That Get in the Way of Our Success (And How to Overcome Them)
In today's episode of Get Carried Away, Carrie Murray and Esther Shpitalnik talk about the three common excuses that cause people stagnation. Do you also find yourself in situations where you know you want the change but just can't seem to get there? Here, Esther discusses the ways to change your relationship with money, how you can take yourself more seriously, and about a survey that reveals why some women struggle climbing the corporate ladder.In this episode you will learn:·        The pandemic is a wakeup call for a lot of people·        Calendar-ing your life is essential to success·        Why money language is crucial·        The Glassbox Analogy·        How to approach a job qualification or a promotionAbout Esther Shpitalnik: Esther launched her coaching business at the height of the pandemic because she believes that if she can get through THIS, then she can get through anything. Esther used to believe that she can't / won't / shouldn't be a coach because what will others think / she doesn't have enough experience. Then, in a pivotal conversation, a friend said to her, "Esther, you've failed plenty of times. What are you so afraid of?" It was then that Esther realized she wasn't afraid of failure; she was afraid of success, of the change it would bring, and that she'd have to leave her comfort zone to get to the success she knew she was meant to be. Since then, Esther vowed that she would do the things that scare the crap out of her because they are the things that will make bring growth. Esther's core life mantras are "To thine own self be true" and "Be audacious," both of which I learned in high school English class. Her core life values are positivity, creativity, and independence. When Esther is living up to these mantras and values, her life is in flow. When she is neglecting them, it's like I'm swimming upstream with weights on my ankles. Catch up with Esther Shpitalnik: Website:         https://www.es-esq.com/LinkedIn:        https://www.linkedin.com/in/estherkshpitalnik/Instagram:      https://www.instagram.com/es_esq/?hl=en A Survey for Women in the Work Force:https://survey.hsforms.com/1t2WvyyQgRVOJTuG4xXdUyA2itv5    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.