The Rainmaker Podcast

Veronica Romney

How do I build a business without having to be the only one thinking about making money for it?

How do I let go of the reins when I’m still the face of the brand?

How do I retain world-class talent that doesn’t eventually leave me to do their own thing?

How can I step up as a leader when I still sometimes question if I’m really cut out for a 7+ figure business?

The Rainmaker Podcast is a weekly show for Visionary founders and rockstar team members to come together and talk about what it's really like to build and work for brands with the highest levels of visibility on the biggest internet stages. Join experts, founders, and team members each week for radically honest conversations about things like team turnover, launch PTSD, wanting to quit or burning it all to the ground, and everything in between.

Host Veronica Romney brings the truth and transparency we all need when it comes to leadership, team management, burnout recovery, employee conversations, exit interviews, navigating pivots, company culture, and marketing strategy for one purpose only: to empower leaders, teams, and dreams.

After personally working with some of the biggest online personalities like Tony Robbins, Dean Graziosi, BossBabe, Pete Vargas, Jordan Page, and more, Veronica is vulnerably sharing her most hard earned lessons, insider tips, and top strategies attained throughout 15+ years in this wild online marketing world. Throughout the show, she's joined by your soon-to-be favorite guests as they share the heartfelt, the cringe, and the most profound shifts that have helped companies transform from trying to stay afloat to stepping into their fullest potential with a team to celebrate with.

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GeekPack®️: Inside Look Into The Visionary CEO & Marketing Rainmaker Relationship
Yesterday
GeekPack®️: Inside Look Into The Visionary CEO & Marketing Rainmaker Relationship
Today we are exploring the dynamic relationship between a Visionary CEO with a big drive and big goals, and her talented and badass Rainmaker, who also happens to be step-mom and daughter. Tune in as we delve into how this dynamic started. You'll hear from Julia, the Visionary CEO, as she shares where her vision comes from and why it means so much to her, and from Beth, the Rainmaker, as she explains how she got behind Julia's vision and how the relationship was formed from being step-mom and step-daughter. We explore how Beth learned her skills through grit and hard work and how Julia has helped her grow as a leader. Along the way, we'll discuss their different personalities and how this dynamic works. We'll also outline the recipe for success between this duo, from not surrounding yourself with 'yes' people and being pushed out of your comfort zone to hiring students who are already bought into the organization's values.Learn more about my guest, Julia:Julia has taught over 3,200 women (and some awesome men) to say "YES" to learning tech skills (most of whom never considered themselves techy in their lives)! She is a (former) military wife, self-taught web developer, lover of location independence, and a passionate advocate for women in tech! In the pursuit of her own career and career progression, she taught herself how to code. It was love at first sight and learning this one skill has changed her life in ways that she never thought possible.Julia is incredibly fortunate to run her multiple 7-figure business from the comfort of her sofa (or wherever in the world she might be)... All because she stumbled upon tech and learned marketable in-demand skills! Empowering women and seeing others succeed is the biggest motivator for Julia. And so, she created a platform to teach others the skills that allowed her to take back control of her life and start living on her own terms.Learn more about my guest, Beth:Beth has 7+ years of experience as a marketing and ops lead. In the last 4 years with GeekPack, she has planned and executed 7 major online events, resulting in over $1.4M in revenue. Her innovation and flexibility has built a sustainable ecosystem for marketing and sales, which can ride out any market conditions. Beth is passionate about empowering team members to act within their zone of genius and creates opportunities for growth within individual roles.Julia's Links:https://go.geekpack.com/geekpackConnect with Veronica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vromney/If you’re ready to transition from full-time Marketer to full-time Founder of your own business apply for the Rainmaker Residency™: https://rainmakerresidency.com/How I Turn Your Team Member Into A Revenue Generating Rainmaker For Your Company, Take a look at my Fortune 5 Framework™ Syllabus for FREE! https://rainmakerresidency.com/optin-rrsSkip the formal recruiting process and learn how to source Rainmaker applicants that are already connected to you: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-hiring-kitDelving deep into the tough topics we often face as scaling business owners that AREN’T talked about often, sign up to The Rainmaker Report: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-reportIf you found value in today's episode, I would appreciate it if you could leave a rating and review.
Dana Malstaff: What To Do When Your Team Stops Communicating
Jan 25 2023
Dana Malstaff: What To Do When Your Team Stops Communicating
Being a parent impacts the way you lead your business as a Visionary, and today I'm joined by Boss Mom, Dana Malstaff, to discuss what that teaches you. Dana first shares how Boss Mom was created, from being fired and falling pregnant to writing a book that paved the way for the Boss Mom business.We explore the evolution of her team as Dana shares her first hire, from helping a few hours each week to pitch her on podcasts to now having an expansive team of incredible women who support her growth. Dana shares what she could have done differently with her team from the beginning, from hiring locally and within her community to finding a Rainmaker rather than a Project Manager. Dana and I discuss project management and communicating with your team on hitting deadlines and completing tasks. Dana shares how she trains her team to prepare them to be open with communication and feedback. She also talks about how one of her team members can call her out in a loving way and how this relationship came to be over time. Learn more about my guest:Dana Malstaff is the Founder of Boss Mom and creator the Nurture to Convert Society. She is a mother, author, speaker, messaging strategist, podcaster, blind spot reducer, and movement maker. She believes that too many brilliant moms are struggling to figure out how to grow their business while balancing all that is required to be a good mom, partner, and woman. So many moms are trying to grow their business using trends that feel inauthentic and aren't realistic for their inconsistent schedules. She has helped thousands of women become known for their brain and not their dance moves.Dana's Links:Reels with Integrity Masterclass www.boss-mom.com/reelsWebsite: https://boss-mom.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danamalstaff/Connect with Veronica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vromney/If you’re ready to transition from full-time Marketer to full-time Founder of your own business apply for the Rainmaker Residency™: https://rainmakerresidency.com/How I Turn Your Team Member Into A Revenue Generating Rainmaker For Your Company, Take a look at my Fortune 5 Framework™ Syllabus for FREE! https://rainmakerresidency.com/optin-rrsSkip the formal recruiting process and learn how to source Rainmaker applicants that are already connected to you: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-hiring-kitDelving deep into the tough topics we often face as scaling business owners that AREN’T talked about often, sign up to The Rainmaker Report: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-reportIf you found value in today's episode, I would appreciate it if you could leave a rating and review.
Hannah Nieves: Pulling Off Being A Multi-Passionate CEO
Jan 18 2023
Hannah Nieves: Pulling Off Being A Multi-Passionate CEO
Do you sometimes find it hard to dial down and focus on one thing because you're multi-passionate? Today's guest shares her story on just that, and yet how she enjoys being multi-passionate as it keeps things fun and challenging every day. Today's guest is Hannah Nieves, a multi-passionate Visionary with three successful brands. Hannah shares her journey from being multi-passionate, even from a child.Hannah takes it back to the beginning of how she was able to grow her three successful brands by listening to her gut and moving fast with her decision-making. She shares her advice to CEOs who are in the trenches who are working from the bottom up on how she can consistently access the balcony perspective of what she is doing. We discuss how Hannah invites her team to co-create and to feel involved in the direction of the business they are a part of rather than feeling left behind in the fast pace nature.In this episode, we also explore the type of candidates who could be working for multi-passionate CEOs and what to expect when working alongside them. As well as how the current economy shouldn't hold you back from growing your business.Learn more about my guest:Hannah Nieves is a multidisciplinary entrepreneur, creative visionary and voice of inspiration for many. As a recognized expert in marketing, branding and PR, Hannah has been featured in Forbes, Nasdaq, In Style, Business Insider and has spoken at Northeastern University and Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center. With a Bachelors of Business Administration from the AACSB accredited, Lubin School of Business. Hannah is the founder of Hannah Nieves Consulting, a full service consulting agency, HN Haus, a network and business education platform for multi-passionate women, and This Hudson Studio, a multifunctional creative studio in the Hudson Valley. Hannah truly loves the work she does and created this business out of the sheer passion of being able to serve multidisciplinary founders. Since its inception Hannah has served hundreds of brands from across the globe and regularly talks about entrepreneurship on her top rated podcast, HN Haus.Hannah's Links:Hn Haus: https://hnhaus.com/Website: www.hannahnieves.coInstagram: www.instagram.com/hannahmnievesFacebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/hannahmnieves/Connect with Veronica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vromney/If you’re ready to transition from full-time Marketer to full-time Founder of your own business apply for the Rainmaker Residency™: https://rainmakerresidency.com/How I Turn Your Team Member Into A Revenue Generating Rainmaker For Your Company, Take a look at my Fortune 5 Framework™ Syllabus for FREE! https://rainmakerresidency.com/optin-rrsSkip the formal recruiting process and learn how to source Rainmaker applicants that are already connected to you: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-hiring-kitDelving deep into the tough topics we often face as scaling business owners that AREN’T talked about often, sign up to The Rainmaker Report: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-reportIf you found value in today's episode, I would appreciate it if you could leave a rating and review.
Dr. Hope: Nailing Entrepreneurship, Failing in Parenting
Jan 11 2023
Dr. Hope: Nailing Entrepreneurship, Failing in Parenting
Today I'm bringing on my parenting coach Dr. Hope to highlight why it feels like I'm nailing entrepreneurship, yet I'm failing at home as a parent. My husband and I often joke about what area is the hardest in our lives, from parenting and entrepreneurship to marriage, and why it feels like every day is groundhog day as parents.We discuss the common themes, fears, and complaints among powerful entrepreneurs who are navigating parenting. I open up about my fears and feelings around parenting and how I had to relearn creating boundaries with Dr. Hope's guidance. Dr. Hope shares what compassionate curiosity is, what our child behavior means and how to create adults that access their feelings in a safe way.Learn more about my guest:Dr. Hope Seidel is a mother of two young adults, a pediatrician and business owner, and a private consultant for powerful women and men who find parenting more challenging than their jobs. She coaches parents 1:1 to shift their mindset and improve their leadership and confidence. And ultimately to improve their connection with their kids.Dr. Hope's Links:Website: https://parentwithhope.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/parentwithhope/Connect with Veronica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vromney/If you’re ready to transition from full-time Marketer to full-time Founder of your own business apply for the Rainmaker Residency™: https://rainmakerresidency.com/How I Turn Your Team Member Into A Revenue Generating Rainmaker For Your Company, Take a look at my Fortune 5 Framework™ Syllabus for FREE! https://rainmakerresidency.com/optin-rrsSkip the formal recruiting process and learn how to source Rainmaker applicants that are already connected to you: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-hiring-kitDelving deep into the tough topics we often face as scaling business owners that AREN’T talked about often, sign up to The Rainmaker Report: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-reportIf you found value in today's episode, I would appreciate it if you could leave a rating and review.
Heather Chauvin: The #1 Secret To NOT Burning Out My Business, Team, and Self
Jan 4 2023
Heather Chauvin: The #1 Secret To NOT Burning Out My Business, Team, and Self
How we show up as leaders at home and work usually differs, you may be like today's guest Heather, who had a disconnect between being a fantastic leader in her business and feeling like she was failing as a parent. Today's interview explores managing your feelings, energy, and triggers at home and in your business.Heather shares her journey between wanting to be a good mother and feeling fulfilled in her career. We explore how you might be addicted to stress and adrenaline and the importance of looking for that high outside your business. We discuss not reacting when you're in your red zone, how Heather operates to ensure her team feels supported even when they mess up, and how she leads by taking ownership of her trigger and the story it's telling her. In this episode, Heather also shares why you should manage your energy, not your time, and her workflow for processing her emotional regulation.Learn more about my guest:Heather Chauvin is a leadership coach who helps ‘successful’ women courageously and authentically live, work, and parent on their own terms. Heather started her career as a social worker helping adults understand children’s behavior. But it wasn’t until 2013 when a stage 4 cancer diagnosis pushed her to take a deeper stand for change, uncovering how cultural expectations sabotage our dreams. She has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Real Simple Magazine, Mind Body Green, Google, and more. When Heather isn’t working, you will find her living out what she teaches which may include kayaking Alaska, snowboarding, hiking, or anything else that challenges what she believes is possible for herself (and inviting her children along the journey). Life is full of opportunities. It’s time to feel alive.Heather's Links:The Energy Finder QUIZ. This quiz takes less than 2 minutes, and helps you identify where to focus, so you can conquer your dreams (without feeling like you’re failing as a mother): https://heatherchauvin.com/lifequizInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/heatherchauvin_/Website: https://heatherchauvin.com/Connect with Veronica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vromney/If you’re ready to transition from full-time Marketer to full-time Founder of your own business apply for the Rainmaker Residency™: https://rainmakerresidency.com/How I Turn Your Team Member Into A Revenue Generating Rainmaker For Your Company, Take a look at my Fortune 5 Framework™ Syllabus for FREE! https://rainmakerresidency.com/optin-rrsSkip the formal recruiting process and learn how to source Rainmaker applicants that are already connected to you: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-hiring-kitDelving deep into the tough topics we often face as scaling business owners that AREN’T talked about often, sign up to The Rainmaker Report: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-reportIf you found value in today's episode, I would appreciate it if you could leave a rating and review.
Emily Reagan: Marketing Rainmakers vs Unicorn Assistants
Dec 28 2022
Emily Reagan: Marketing Rainmakers vs Unicorn Assistants
There are a lot of titles in the industry, and we understand that it can feel overwhelming to know which title and role you need to fill for your business. In today's episode, Emily Reagan explains how she landed on 'Marketing Assistant' as her title as she initially struggled to define how she assisted Visionaries. We compare the difference between Marketing Rainmakers and Unicorn Assistants and explore the point in your business where you would consider bringing on a Rainmaker to support the Assistant and relieve them of the duties that the Rainmaker should be fulfilling.Emily shares a typical day for a digital marketing assistant on behalf of an organization. I clarify what a Rainmaker does to help you understand the differences between these two team members. Then, we outline a Frankenstein role and how to avoid creating a role like this in your business by setting your team members up for success and getting the most out of them.If you need help determining what level of support you need in your business, listen to this interview as we help you identify which team member you need so that you can understand who you might need to hire to help support your marketing growth.Learn more about my guest:Emily Reagan is a jill-of-all-trades when it comes to digital marketing and techie skills. She’s worked as a behind-the-scenes digital marketing implementer working with many creatives and furniture painters: Jennifer Allwood, Tracey Bellion, Miss Mustard Seed, Wendy Batten, and more, to grow their online businesses. She’s the founder of the Unicorn Digital Marketing Assistant School, where she teaches women the digital marketing skills to get hired online as an in-demand, highly sought-after unicorn digital marketing assistant.Emily's Links:Hire a Unicorn Digital Marketing Assistant: hireaunicorn.comFree Digital Marketing Training Series: https://emily-reagan.mykajabi.com/trainingWebsite: https://emilyreaganpr.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emilyreaganpr/Connect with Veronica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vromney/If you’re ready to transition from full-time Marketer to full-time Founder of your own business apply for the Rainmaker Residency™: https://rainmakerresidency.com/How I Turn Your Team Member Into A Revenue Generating Rainmaker For Your Company, Take a look at my Fortune 5 Framework™ Syllabus for FREE! https://rainmakerresidency.com/optin-rrsSkip the formal recruiting process and learn how to source Rainmaker applicants that are already connected to you: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-hiring-kitDelving deep into the tough topics we often face as scaling business owners that AREN’T talked about often, sign up to The Rainmaker Report: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-reportIf you found value in today's episode, I would appreciate it if you could leave a rating and review.
Jessica Marx: Multi-Billion Dollar Start-Up Philosophies
Dec 21 2022
Jessica Marx: Multi-Billion Dollar Start-Up Philosophies
Are you asking yourself if it's the right time to relinquish sales to another person, and you're unsure if you are ready or even the type of person you should be looking for, today's guest, Jessica Marx, shares with you her multi-billion dollar start-up philosophies.We discuss building your sales team as a Visionary and how selling in the online wild west is different from other arenas. Jessica explains why you're holding your business income back by being the only salesperson and how you can bring people in to help you sell your offers. She also outlines how she helps guide entrepreneurs who feel bad at sales to be confident in training a team member to soar at selling their business offers. This episode also explores the sales onboarding process and Jessica's tips on compensating your team members. So whether you think you're ready to bring on a sales team member or not, listen to this interview to prepare you for when the time comes. Learn more about my guest:Before Jessica launched her firm in 2018, she oversaw national sales and corporate strategy for a multi-billion dollar start-up. She was responsible for managing $100 million plus in annual budgets and over 500 employees. Jessica worked alongside the CEO and Board of Directors to develop strategies for the company's operational and sales divisions.After having her twins four years ago, she realized going back to an incredibly demanding executive role working 80 hours a week wasn’t for her anymore. Jessica wanted to be present for her family and have the freedom she had long dreamed of.Using her knowledge and experience, Jessica has now generated over EIGHT FIGURES in revenue for her clients, applying the same methods she utilizes for her own success. Throughout her career and building four businesses from the ground up, Jessica knows what it’s like to feel the fear, test the limits, and take the risks. Now, she teaches women just like you to do the same.Jessica's Links:Website: https://thejessicamarx.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejessicamarxConnect with Veronica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vromney/If you’re ready to transition from full-time Marketer to full-time Founder of your own business apply for the Rainmaker Residency™: https://rainmakerresidency.com/How I Turn Your Team Member Into A Revenue Generating Rainmaker For Your Company, Take a look at my Fortune 5 Framework™ Syllabus for FREE! https://rainmakerresidency.com/optin-rrsSkip the formal recruiting process and learn how to source Rainmaker applicants that are already connected to you: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-hiring-kitDelving deep into the tough topics we often face as scaling business owners that AREN’T talked about often, sign up to The Rainmaker Report: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-reportIf you found value in today's episode, I would appreciate it if you could leave a rating and review.
Shana Lynn: Community Manager's Return on Retention
Dec 14 2022
Shana Lynn: Community Manager's Return on Retention
We spend a lot of time marketing and converting prospects, and this is my world, but it pains me to see these marketing strategies focus on the front side, but lack on the back side, and our customers aren't getting the same energy. So today, Shana, the community strategist behind many of the 7 & 8-figure brands, joins us to explore the power of communities inside your business.We discuss the evolution of communities, from growing a baby community to when you require support, the mistakes that happen when growing communities, and why you shouldn't just cherry-pick a community manager from your community. Shana explores where to look for quality community managers, from inside your communities to hiring externally. We also discuss the three reasons community managers play an important role in your business.In this episode, I opened up about being scared of a community that would get too big for me to handle and the potential of them turning on me. If you feel this too, Shana shares what to do if a community gets to that level.Learn more about my guest:Shana is the community strategist behind many of the 7 & 8 figure brands you love. With more than a decade of experience, she’s been speaking about online communities since 2008. She’s worked with industry leaders such as Stu McLaren, Jennifer Allwood, and Corinne Crabtree to help guide their community strategy and empower their community teams. As the founder of Community Cultivated, Shana helps online business owners maximize their profit and multiply their impact through community consulting, training, and support.Shana's Links:Podcast: communitycreatorspodcast.comWebsite: shanalynn.comInstagram: @shanaspeaksFB: Facebook.com/shanaspeaksConnect with Veronica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vromney/If you’re ready to transition from full-time Marketer to full-time Founder of your own business apply for the Rainmaker Residency™: https://rainmakerresidency.com/How I Turn Your Team Member Into A Revenue Generating Rainmaker For Your Company, Take a look at my Fortune 5 Framework™ Syllabus for FREE! https://rainmakerresidency.com/optin-rrsSkip the formal recruiting process and learn how to source Rainmaker applicants that are already connected to you: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-hiring-kitDelving deep into the tough topics we often face as scaling business owners that AREN’T talked about often, sign up to The Rainmaker Report: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-reportIf you found value in today's episode, I would appreciate it if you could leave a rating and review.
Amanda Christine: 7 Levels Deep Interview Gamechanger
Dec 7 2022
Amanda Christine: 7 Levels Deep Interview Gamechanger
Are you currently facing challenges in recruiting team members? Today my guest, Amanda, shares her journey of team expansion, from the support she needed around her when she ran local events to now expanding her team to support her now she is traveling. We explore the challenges from recruiting locally to finding a team near her events and how Amanda finds high-quality team members.Amanda shares her insights into what Visionaries can do to attract and retain world-class players. I also share with you the 7 Levels Deep Interview exercise that I picked up when I worked with Dean Graziosi and Tony Robbins and how this helps you know the interview candidate's true values. If you want to hire world-class team members, listen to this interview.Learn more about my guest:Amanda is the founder of the Society of Women Business Owners (SOWBO), a membership community recognized for connecting, exciting, investing, and challenging female entrepreneurs. Amanda wants to live in a world where success is measured by genuine relationships, messy vulnerability, and passionate risk-taking. When she’s not working with business owners, you can find Amanda sipping coffee and intensely reading or writing at her favorite local coffee shop.The SOWBO community was truly born out of a need for authentic, intimate, & trusted relationships. We recognize that isolation is a dream-killer and that rising together is how we all win. Every aspect of SOWBO was designed for real women who desire profitable businesses. Trusted friendships are our main offering – everything else we do is created by requests from the women in our community.Amanda's Links:Website: https://sowbo.org/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SOWBOofficial/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sowbo_official/Connect with Veronica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vromney/If you’re ready to transition from full-time Marketer to full-time Founder of your own business apply for the Rainmaker Residency™: https://rainmakerresidency.com/Skip the formal recruiting process and learn how to source Rainmaker applicants that are already connected to you: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-hiring-kitDelving deep into the tough topics we often face as scaling business owners that AREN’T talked about often, sign up to The Rainmaker Report: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-reportIf you found value in today's episode, I would appreciate it if you could leave a rating and review.
Tina Tower: Managing Teams Across The World
Nov 30 2022
Tina Tower: Managing Teams Across The World
I'm joined today by Tina, who is sharing how she manages to operate her organization with a global team with so many different cultures. Tina talks about how she leads her team through the times when she is dealing with conflict to praise, with not only varying cultures but working all around the world from each other.In this episode, we discuss how things have changed since the great resignation, and the changes in the economic climate have impacted working with a global team. Tina shares how she manages her teams, from weekly team meetings to systems, as well as giving some of her staff a work phone so they can separate work and life when they are operating opposite hours to one another. Whether you have a global team or aspiring to have one, this episode is a great insight into how Tina has successfully built a business globally.Learn more about my guest:Tina started her first business at the age of 20, and went from owning a small suburban tutoring centre and educational toy store, to a licence program and then a franchise by the age of 27. After 5 years of franchising Tina opened 35 Begin Bright centres with 120 staff.After Begin Bright was acquired by an International education company in 2016, she started business coaching other people to scale their serviced based business. Tina found herself repeating a lot of the same fundamentals again and again to people who were paying top dollar for private coaching. So, she put the repetitive content into an online course. It went off!Tina has helped hundreds of people package their expertise into an online course and launch it to the world, and through her program, Her Empire Builder is on a mission to help 100 women build a $1 million a year business by 2025.Tina's Links:Website: https://www.tinatower.com/Her Empire Builder: https://herempirebuilder.com/Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/tina_tower/Connect with Veronica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vromney/If you’re ready to transition from full-time Marketer to full-time Founder of your own business apply for the Rainmaker Residency™: https://rainmakerresidency.com/Skip the formal recruiting process and learn how to source Rainmaker applicants that are already connected to you: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-hiring-kitDelving deep into the tough topics we often face as scaling business owners that AREN’T talked about often, sign up to The Rainmaker Report: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-reportIf you found value in today's episode, I would appreciate it if you could leave a rating and review.
Stephanie Dove Blake: Insane Team Retention Within An Agency
Nov 23 2022
Stephanie Dove Blake: Insane Team Retention Within An Agency
Want to know how to craft a fantastic team as an agency owner? Today I'm joined by Stephanie Dove Blake, who shares how she finds her team members, builds them up into powerhouses, and supports them to thrive inside and outside her business. In this episode, Stephanie talks about why she uses personality assessments to empower her team to know themselves better so that they can work better as a team and allow her to be a better leader.Stephanie's team is majority working moms, and she shares how she has set her business up to support her team and leads in a way that makes her team feel safe to work at home with their families. In addition, we discuss how she crafts her team, who only sometimes have the necessary experience, into experts in the field using her training methods. You'll love this episode if you're curious about growing a team inside your agency that doesn't have high turnover and embodies a culture.Learn more about my guest:Stephanie Dove Blake is a Two Comma Club Award winning techno-geek that helps passionate & innovative entrepreneurs revolutionize their world by enabling them to get clear on their message and past the hurdles keeping them from their dreams.Through her million dollar digital ads agency, Social Sparrow, she enables business owners to create and implement a plan to dominate their industry and live "FULL OUT" in their calling via high converting sales funnels, cutting edge Facebook Ad Strategy, and killer messenger bot strategy.Stephanie is the wife to a red-bearded hero, mother to 4 extroverted blessings and a lover of all things marketing, Back to the Future, Princess Bride & BlueBell Ice Cream.Stephanie's Links:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephydove/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephaniedoveblake/Website: https://www.stephaniedoveblake.com/Connect with Veronica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vromney/Register for the Rainmaker Residency™ Open House on Nov 23, at 01:00 PM ET: https://bit.ly/rropenhouseIf you’re ready to transition from full-time Marketer to full-time Founder of your own business apply for the Rainmaker Residency™: https://rainmakerresidency.com/How I Turn Your Team Member Into A Revenue Generating Rainmaker For Your Company, Take a look at my Fortune 5 Framework™ Syllabus for FREE! https://rainmakerresidency.com/optin-rrSkip the formal recruiting process and learn how to source Rainmaker applicants that are already connected to you: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-hiring-kitDelving deep into the tough topics we often face as scaling business owners that AREN’T talked about often, sign up to The Rainmaker Report: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-reportIf you found value in today's episode, I would appreciate it if you could leave a rating and review.
The Journey of Becoming a Marketing Rainmaker (Alysha's Story)
Nov 16 2022
The Journey of Becoming a Marketing Rainmaker (Alysha's Story)
Curious about what a Rainmaker is? Today I'm joined by the Rainmaker of Powerplay, Alysha Nazabal. Today's interview discusses what a Rainmaker means to Alysha and her journey from Marketing Assistant to Rainmaker. Alysha is among the 1% of Rainmakers, and we dive into the experiences that have helped her step into her fierce leadership role. From spending 10 years with a company that didn't see her value to now becoming the Rainmaker for a Visionary who adores her, you'll hear Alysha's story in this interview.At the start of Alysha's career, she was told that she would never succeed if she didn't get a college degree. We dive into what impact this had on her and how she could finally stop telling herself this story once she met her current Visionary. If you feel like you're in a depleting situation and think there are no good CEOs and companies, listen to this interview with Alysha as she shares how things turned around for the better.Learn more about my guest:Powerplay Website: https://wearepowerplay.com/Connect with Veronica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vromney/Register for the Rainmaker Residency™ Open House on Nov 23, at 01:00 PM ET: https://bit.ly/rropenhouseIf you’re ready to transition from full-time Marketer to full-time Founder of your own business apply for the Rainmaker Residency™: https://rainmakerresidency.com/Skip the formal recruiting process and learn how to source Rainmaker applicants that are already connected to you: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-hiring-kitDelving deep into the tough topics we often face as scaling business owners that AREN’T talked about often, sign up to The Rainmaker Report: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-reportIf you found value in today's episode, I would appreciate it if you could leave a rating and review.
Haley Burkhead: Art of Dethroning the Boss
Nov 9 2022
Haley Burkhead: Art of Dethroning the Boss
Wondering how to cultivate a team who feels empowered to share their opinions? Today I'm joined by Haley Burkhead as she shares her experience scaling her business and the relationship she has with her team members that allow them to take lead in their roles.In this episode, Haley talks about what it was like being a people manager, the mistakes she has made along the way, and how she was able to grow her business to a place where she can automate her team and work minimal hours a week in her organization.We discuss Haley's opinion on recruiting outside of the organization versus developing and promoting talent from within, as well as her insight into how she approaches training and developing her team members. She shares how one of her employees went from waitressing to throwing her hat into the ring as a customer support assistant, to now running Haley's entire company in an integral role as the Integrator.Learn more about my guest:Haley Burkhead is the creator of Recurring Profit where the mission is to bring a simple and automated approach to online businesses all over the world. She quit her job with $12 and turned that into a multi-million dollar company where her team and her help scale online course and membership sites.Haley's Links:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/haleyburkhead/Connect with Veronica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vromney/If you’re ready to transition from full-time Marketer to full-time Founder of your own business apply for the Rainmaker Residency™: https://rainmakerresidency.com/How I Turn Your Team Member Into A Revenue Generating Rainmaker For Your Company, Take a look at my Fortune 5 Framework™ Syllabus for FREE! https://rainmakerresidency.com/optin-rrsSkip the formal recruiting process and learn how to source Rainmaker applicants that are already connected to you: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-hiring-kitDelving deep into the tough topics we often face as scaling business owners that AREN’T talked about often, sign up to The Rainmaker Report: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-reportIf you found value in today's episode, I would appreciate it if you could leave a rating and review.
Dr. Greg Bottaro: The Visionary CEO Mind & All Its Parts
Nov 2 2022
Dr. Greg Bottaro: The Visionary CEO Mind & All Its Parts
Do you feel like there's a constant battle inside of your brain with the different thoughts and feelings you're having? Today I'm joined by Dr. Greg Bottaro, a Catholic psychologist, who is going to talk us through the internal dialogue of a CEO at different stages of business growth.Dr. Greg discusses how we have different parts of ourselves which each individually have their own feelings, and past experiences, and they can take lead or sit in the background and stay quiet at times.I share my struggles with being a Visionary and still wanting to be a Rainmaker and how Dr. Greg helped me through this in today's episode. We discuss what it feels like as a Visionary and being afraid of not being your true self, afraid to share your vision so as to not scare your team away and the struggles of believing you can do it faster as the Visionary but still knowing you need the help of your team. Dr. Greg walks us through how to navigate your mind as a Visionary and why it's not just about how we manage the stuff up on the surface but about realizing there's a lot of stuff under the surface, in our minds, too.Learn more about my guest:Greg Bottaro, a Catholic psychologist, is the director of the CatholicPsych Institute and the CatholicPsych Academy. He developed the Catholic Mindfulness online course. Before getting his doctorate, he spent four years living as a Franciscan friar, serving the poor in the tradition of St. Francis.Dr. Greg's Links:Website: https://www.catholicpsych.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CatholicPsych/Mentorship: https://iddmentor.com/openhouseConnect with Veronica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vromney/If you’re ready to transition from full-time Marketer to full-time Founder of your own business apply for the Rainmaker Residency™: https://rainmakerresidency.com/How I Turn Your Team Member Into A Revenue Generating Rainmaker For Your Company, Take a look at my Fortune 5 Framework™ Syllabus for FREE! https://rainmakerresidency.com/optin-rrsSkip the formal recruiting process and learn how to source Rainmaker applicants that are already connected to you: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-hiring-kitDelving deep into the tough topics we often face as scaling business owners that AREN’T talked about often, sign up to The Rainmaker Report: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-reportIf you found value in today's episode, I would appreciate it if you could leave a rating and review.
Laura Couvillon: Team Expansion in the Wild Online Industry
Oct 26 2022
Laura Couvillon: Team Expansion in the Wild Online Industry
Are you currently in the process of expanding your team, maybe you keep facing hurdle after hurdle and can't seem to find the right candidates? Today I'm joined by Laura Couvillon, a Recruiting Specialist who works with online entrepreneurs to help them add to their dream teams. Laura shares with us today how to navigate the Digital Wild West to successfully grow your team, reduce the churn rate of your employees and contractors and gain more clarity in what roles you need to expand.We discuss the pitfalls of recruiting in the online industry and what Visionaries can start to do so they can get it right, and prepare themselves to have success when bringing on new team members. This episode is also great if you're a Rainmaker looking for your next organization to place your mark on but you have been potentially burnt in the past. Laura talks about how contractors and employees can set themselves up to find their perfect role, from how to prepare for initial conversations to ways of growing within a company.Learn more about my guest:Laura Couvillon is a Recruiting Specialist, Co-Founder, and CEO of IntegrateUp - a recruiting agency for online entrepreneurs. She describes herself as a professional matchmaker - creating long-term relationships between entrepreneurs and new hires in order to create dream teams.Laura is a business owner, wife of 14 years, and mom to three kiddos - Elizabeth, Caleb, and Jacob. When she is not serving as a matchmaker, you’ll find her having FUN...because she is an enneagram 7! That fun includes playing with her kids, date nighting with her hubby, getting outside, and planning/dreaming/taking vacations!Laura's Links:Website: https://integrateup.co/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/integrateupConnect with Veronica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vromney/If you’re ready to transition from full-time Marketer to full-time Founder of your own business apply for the Rainmaker Residency™: https://rainmakerresidency.com/Skip the formal recruiting process and learn how to source Rainmaker applicants that are already connected to you: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-hiring-kitDelving deep into the tough topics we often face as scaling business owners that AREN’T talked about often, sign up to The Rainmaker Report: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-reportIf you found value in today's episode, I would appreciate it if you could leave a rating and review.
My Personal Rainmaker Story with Special Guest Alysha Nazabal
Oct 19 2022
My Personal Rainmaker Story with Special Guest Alysha Nazabal
Are you curious to know about my Rainmaker story? I couldn't share it by myself, so I'm switching seats, and Alysha Nazabal, a Rainmaker inside the Rainmaker Residency™, is interviewing me today. I'm opening up and telling my story of being the Rainmaker for some of the biggest brands in the world.We start by bringing it back to my childhood to uncover my work ethic and how my parents, who ran their company for over 30 years, helped craft me into the woman I am today. I share my experience from being a Marketing Intern at an MLM to becoming a Director of SEO & PPC in my twenties and re-building the team from the ground up.I share my first step into being a Visionary, from dropshipping bulk candy to side-hustling building my agency alongside growing my family. But when the pandemic hit, like many, my life changed completely. I took a step back and started working with some of the biggest brands from Pete Vargas to BossBabe. I discuss what it was like working as the Chief of Staff inside BossBabe, and how I eventually also became a Rainmaker for them too.Connect with Veronica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vromney/If you’re ready to transition from full-time Marketer to full-time Founder of your own business apply for the Rainmaker Residency™: https://rainmakerresidency.com/Skip the formal recruiting process and learn how to source Rainmaker applicants that are already connected to you: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-hiring-kitDelving deep into the tough topics we often face as scaling business owners that AREN’T talked about often, sign up to The Rainmaker Report: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-reportIf you found value in today's episode, I would appreciate it if you could leave a rating and review.
Brittany Ratelle: The Legal Journey As Your Brand Exposure Increases
Oct 12 2022
Brittany Ratelle: The Legal Journey As Your Brand Exposure Increases
Worried about crossing your t's and dotting your i's as your brand is growing? Today I'm joined by Brittany Ratelle, an attorney for creators and online business owners, and she shares with you how to protect you and your business legally as your brand exposure increases. We discuss a handful of different legal do's and don'ts in today's episode, sharing the common pitfalls that happen throughout the growth stage and what you can do to prepare yourself for the future. Whether you're in team expansion mode and you are wondering how you should legally classify your team that is helping you expand your business, or curious at what point you should trademark the ideas you have, we touch on so many areas in this episode. From how to manage the legalities behind business partnerships, Instagram giveaways, and the confusion behind the terms, to working with affiliates and how to protect your brand and educate your affiliates on how to use the assets correctly, you'll leave with a notebook full of areas you might need to tidy up in your business. And if you're a team member or looking to work with a brand with high exposure we cover how to protect your brand and previous work inside of your employment contract.  Brittany shares that you should set up your business as if you're building an empire to last (even if this isn't in the roadmap) to ensure you're protected as your brand exposure increases.  Learn more about my guest:Brittany Ratelle is an attorney who helps creators and online business owners become more confident entrepreneurs. She has helped hundreds of founders protect and grow their brands and has worked with the Bucket List Family, Blogilates, Sharon Says So, Glo Atanmo, Jordan Page, Ashley Lemieux, Cake by Courtney, Kelsey Nixon, Six Sisters and others.  With a background in PR, marketing, and law, Brittany helps modern entrepreneurs navigate the digital landscape without losing their minds (or sense of humor). She believes in the power of cute office supplies AND good contracts and hosts a weekly podcast, Creative Counsel for Entrepreneurs, with business tips and inspiring founder stories from successful creative entrepreneurs. Brittany lives with her hunky husband and four kiddos in her beautiful hometown of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho but helps clients all over the US. She also runs an e-commerce shop selling DIY legal resources called Creative Contracts.  Brittany's Links:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brittanyratelle/Website: https://brittanyratelle.com/Grab your contract templates: https://creativecontracts.co/Launch Legal Workbook, download for free: https://brittany-ratelle.mykajabi.com/Legally%20Legit%20Workbook  Connect with Veronica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vromney/If you’re ready to transition from full-time Marketer to full-time Founder of your own business apply for the Rainmaker Residency™: https://rainmakerresidency.com/Skip the formal recruiting process and learn how to source rainmaker applicants that are already connected to you: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-hiring-kitDelving deep into the tough topics we often face as scaling business owners that AREN’T talked about often, sign up to The Rainmaker Report: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-report
Adrienne Richardson: The Power of Changing The CEO Narrative
Oct 5 2022
Adrienne Richardson: The Power of Changing The CEO Narrative
From clashing at the beginning of working alongside each other to now creating a bond beyond business, I'm joined by Adrienne Richardson as we share our journey of flipping the script. In this episode, we discuss the importance of changing the narrative as leaders and team members, as companies and vendors, and as people. Adrienne state's that when you aren't so focused on yourself as a leader you can flip the script by becoming curious, being humble, and having integrity. Adrienne shares that trust and respect are of high importance when it comes to leading her team and how that ripples throughout her company. One of her favorite aspects of running a business is serving her team, pouring into them, and letting them shine and operate at their best, Adrienne talks about how it's a two-way street, to ensure when you're hiring and cultivating a team they embody your values and trust. Learn more about my guest:Adrienne Richardson is the owner and founder of Powerplay Media. She is the Facebook Ad Strategist running campaigns for many of the ads you see on Facebook every day. She has spent more than 9 years and over $15 Million in ad spend mastering the Art and Science of using Facebook Ads to generate more than 450,000 leads and $75,000,000 in sales for her clients. She has helped over 6,000 high-level business owners create marketing strategies that allow their business to exponentially grow their revenue and impact in the world. She has worked with some of the top names like Digital Marketer, Pete Vargas, Russ Ruffino, BossBabe, Michael Hyatt, Jen Gottlieb & Chris Winfield, Shanda Sumpter, Kendall Summerhawk, Emily Williams, Selena Soo, Bethany Hamilton, ThinkMedia and many more. Adrienne's Links:Website: https://wearepowerplay.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adrienne_richardson_/Audience Targeting Cheat Sheet: www.wearepowerplay.com/rainmaker  Connect with Veronica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vromney/If you’re ready to transition from full-time Marketer to full-time Founder of your own business apply for the Rainmaker Residency™: https://rainmakerresidency.com/Skip the formal recruiting process and learn how to source rainmaker applicants that are already connected to you: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-hiring-kitDelving deep into the tough topics we often face as scaling business owners that AREN’T talked about often, sign up to The Rainmaker Report: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-reportIf you found value in today's episode, I would appreciate it if you could leave a rating and review.
Adam Rundle: The Reality Behind Partnerships & Team Compensation
Sep 28 2022
Adam Rundle: The Reality Behind Partnerships & Team Compensation
Thinking about bringing on a partner into your business? Discussing starting a new business with your friends or family? Today I'm talking to Adam Rundle who shares his experience watching his family operate a business together, what motivated him to seek out a partner himself, and what it was like working in a partnership. Adam also talks about what it's like to have a successful partnership and what happened when his partner exited the business.Additionally, we explore how to navigate influencer brands and what to do when you're showing your life and the luxuries you get to enjoy but you know your team isn't living that lifestyle. Adam also shares his insight into how to compensate your team and how you can avoid false promises that lead to employee upset.Resources Mentioned:Visualize Value Twitter: https://twitter.com/visualizevalueThe Big Leap by Gay HendricksLearn more about my guest:Adam Rundle left his corporate finance career to begin helping online entrepreneurs build highly profitable businesses in a fractional CFO capacity. After noticing his entrepreneurial friends struggling with the overwhelm of finance, it brought him to design the Perfect P&L Method. Fast-forward 5 years, and CleverProfits is a Financial Advisory firm that builds and implements world-class financial frameworks for fast-scaling online businesses.  Adam's Links:Website: https://cleverprofits.com/Podcast - Expensive Advice: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/expensive-advice-with-adam-rundle/id1627846106LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-rundle-82653a3b/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rundleadam Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CleverProfits/videos?app=desktopInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/clever.profits/  Connect with Veronica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vromney/If you’re ready to transition from full-time Marketer to full-time Founder of your own business apply for the Rainmaker Residency™: https://rainmakerresidency.com/Skip the formal recruiting process and learn how to source rainmaker applicants that are already connected to you: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-hiring-kitDelving deep into the tough topics we often face as scaling business owners that AREN’T talked about often, sign up to The Rainmaker Report: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-reportIf you found value in today's episode, I would appreciate it if you could leave a rating and review.
Kaitlyn Carlson: To Sell Or Not To Sell? That Is The Wrong Question
Sep 21 2022
Kaitlyn Carlson: To Sell Or Not To Sell? That Is The Wrong Question
Curious what it's like to work with a certified financial planner, when the best time is to hire a CFO? Join Kaitlyn and I in this episode where she shares what it is like to work with high profile CEOs and how she helps them focus on the higher level strategy to achieve the financial goals they set out. We discuss the difference in scaling a business to exit in the future versus growing a lifestyle business, and how you can live successfully whilst still preparing yourself and your business to be ready to sell.Whether you're just thinking about the what if's of selling your business or you're ready to burn it all to the ground, this episode will give you an insight into how Kaitlyn prepares her clients to build sustainable wealth and sell their business when the time is right.Learn more about my guest:Kaitlyn is the Founder & CEO of Theory Planning Partners, a boutique wealth creation firm for the top female entrepreneurs in the United States. Before launching Theory Planning Partners, Kaitlyn spent the majority of her career at UBS Financial Services, Inc., where she held roles in both the southern and northeastern regions of the U.S. There, she developed more than 300 financial plans for clients with assets ranging from $500,000 to $1 Billion. Kaitlyn's Links:Kaitlyn's website: https://theoryplanning.com/Kaitlyn's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoryplanningpartners/Connect with Veronica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vromney/If you’re ready to transition from full-time Marketer to full-time Founder of your own business apply for the Rainmaker Residency™: https://rainmakerresidency.com/Skip the formal recruiting process and learn how to source rainmaker applicants that are already connected to you: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-hiring-kitDelving deep into the tough topics we often face as scaling business owners that AREN’T talked about often, sign up to The Rainmaker Report: https://rainmakerresidency.com/rainmaker-reportIf you found value in today's episode, I would appreciate it if you could leave a rating and review.