Quitting Corporate

LaToya Russell

Gone are the days where you have to sit in your car at lunch because you don't have time to fake being friendly with your coworkers. If your dream is to earn some side cash that could easily replace your salary and put some leisure money in your pocket - I gotchu! Walking into your boss's office and handing over that resignation should be one of the proudest things you do so that you can move onto bigger and better things. We don't have panic attacks when the resignation moment comes - we do it with heads held high - dressed in our best! If you felt all the feels with this one - then this podcast was created specially for you. My name is LaToya Russell... and spoiler alert: I QUIT CORPORATE! I created my OWN business as a virtual service provider and built that into multiple 6 figures (and then created more businesses with that income). Tune into this podcast with me so I can give you the inside scoops that will help you quit corporate responsibly. Be ready to say #ALLRIGHTIMOUT!

Financial Advisor To Building PowHERhouses with Nicholle Overkamp
Jul 28 2022
Financial Advisor To Building PowHERhouses with Nicholle Overkamp
On episode 26, Nicholle Overkamp, personal finance expert and business coach for womxn, is going to inspire you to become the best version of a powerhouse.   If you need a little nudge so that you can stand up for what you deserve, this episode is for you. Nicholle and I are sharing our experiences and want to empower you to leave that job, start that business, and do what you’ve been planning to do, all while having your finances in order once you get there (if it’s been on your to do list of course).    We also dive into: How to move forward after life throws you a curve ball in the workplace.The positive side of taking a risk on yourself even when you don’t know exactly how to make it all happen. Always trusting the universe to have your best interest at heart. Trust the process.Spending more time building your successful side hustle so that you can leverage your time and freedom how you want to. The importance of investing in a coach to help you get to where you want to be faster.Putting yourself out there and taking every opportunity that comes your way. Resources mentioned: Learn more about Nicholle by visiting her website!You can also connect with her on Instagram, and  Facebook!Want to learn more about becoming a Tech and Automations Service Provider? Sign up for my FREE info session. Learn how to use any platform to set up automations with The Anatomy of Automation. Ready to quit corporate? Visit my website here. Let’s connect on Instagram or Facebook!You can also find me on YouTube & Pinterest. Learn More about Nicholle: Nicholle Overkamp, MBA, ChFC®, CDFA® is a personal finance expert and business coach for women. She’s the Founder and CEO of Wilcox Financial Group and PowHERhouse Money Coaching.   PowHERhouse Money focuses on business coaching for ambitious women, wealth coaching and educational programming! Wilcox Financial Group is a comprehensive financial planning firm. It was founded to create an environment that’s progressive and client centric with outstanding high-touch service.   Nicholle is the Co-author of the best-selling book Money Bitch: A no BS guide for smart women to own their financial future.   Empowering women isn’t only a mission for Nicholle through her companies but also in her personal life as she serves on the Board for Girl Scouts of WNY, SheCAN!, and The Center for Hope of WNY. She’s a fitness fanatic, outdoors lover, caffeine addict and Audible obsessed.   Song Credit: Run Free by Josef Falkenskold
Entrepreneurship to Enterprise with Natalie Gingrich
Jul 21 2022
Entrepreneurship to Enterprise with Natalie Gingrich
This week I have a conversation with Natalie Gingrich, founder, and CEO of The Ops Authority, as she shares her transition from corporate to entrepreneurship and how she now helps others with their business.   Natalie shares how she cut the cord with corporate without a concrete plan because she was on fire to fulfill the goal of building her legacy.   We also dive into: How she made the transition from corporate to making her own money.The importance of connecting with people organically.Learning how to utilize your experience and skills to make a profit.Getting over limiting beliefs and being confident in yourself.Setting your prices based on what you need and growing from there.Taking action, because confidence creates cash.Understanding your vision.Knowing your boundaries and standing your ground. Resources mentioned: Learn more about Natalie by visiting her website!You can also connect with her on Instagram and  Facebook!Want to learn more about becoming a Tech and Automations Service Provider? Sign up for my FREE info session. Learn how to use any platform to set up automations with The Anatomy of Automation. Ready to quit corporate? Visit my website here. Let’s connect on Instagram or Facebook!You can also find me on YouTube & Pinterest. Learn More about Natalie: Natalie Gingrich is the founder of The Ops Authority, where she certifies and mentors women who leverage their natural skillset of operations and administration. She's driven to help women earn an income with ease while doing what comes most naturally to them. She spent 15 years in corporate operations and leadership. Her entire professional life has been built around human resources, project management, process development, and people leadership. Natalie ended her corporate career as the Chief of Staff for a Fortune 150 CEO. With legacy being her driver and her kids getting older, Natalie left corporate America in search of balance. She matched her drive, leadership, and operational skills to create her own business. In her first 3 years of business, Natalie scaled dozens of online and small businesses to 7 and 8 figures, worked alongside industry icons, and developed diverse teams. She merged her corporate career with her entrepreneurial learnings to create the Director of Operations Certification Program, the only strategic operations certification for leaders. She continuously pours into operations experts on her weekly podcast, The Ops Authority. Song Credit: Run Free by Josef Falkenskold
Launching Your Online Business into Success
Jul 14 2022
Launching Your Online Business into Success
This week, I’m excited to sit down with Tasha Booth, CEO, and founder of The Launch Guild. She shares her journey from being in the musical theatre world to now running her own full-service launch support business.   Tasha shares how she took her blog writing hobby to the next level by learning what a virtual assistant was, to making more money than she did in the past working in a director-level position.   We also dive into: The struggles of asking for time off in the corporate world.The big debate about going back to corporate when business gets tough.How to shift your mindset and putting action into making your business happen.The importance of being able to forecast the slow months.Being intentionally consistent with all you do. Resources mentioned: Learn more about Tasha by visiting her website!You can also connect with her on Instagram, and  Facebook!Want to learn more about becoming a Tech and Automations Service Provider? Sign up for my FREE info session. Learn how to use any platform to set up automations with The Anatomy of Automation. Ready to quit corporate? Visit my website here. Let’s connect on Instagram or Facebook!You can also find me on YouTube & Pinterest. Learn More about Tasha: Tasha Booth is an agency owner, coach, and podcaster. She is the Founder & CEO of The Launch Guild - a full-service launch support agency working with established coaches and course creators with Course & Podcast Launches.  Her team is over 20 members strong and works together to support their clients in being able to focus back onto their zones of genius. Additionally, she mentors Virtual Support Pros, Launch Managers, & Agency Owners who are passionate and ready to grow their businesses while living life on their own terms, and she is the host of the How She Did That Podcast -- a podcast for Virtual Support Pros to learn business and tech tips. Tasha has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, and Entrepreneur, and she has appeared as a guest speaker for various summits and podcasts including Amy Porterfield's "Online Marketing Made Easy," and Julie Solomon’s “The Influencer Podcast.” Tasha is an Air Force wife to her husband Scott, stepmom to Grace & Meredith, and work-from-home dog mom to Stanly and Boomer. In her spare time, she watches true crime tv, sings karaoke, and tends to her organic vegetable garden. Song Credit: Run Free by Josef Falkenskold
Fine Arts Major To Full Scale Creative Agency
Jul 7 2022
Fine Arts Major To Full Scale Creative Agency
In this episode, I get to sit down with my friend Susie Liberatore as she shares her journey from receiving her bachelor’s in fine arts to building a full scale creative agency.   Susie talks about how she was more of the artistic type compared to her engineer brothers. Soon after college she joined the corporate world, but quickly realized that was not her style. Since then, she has focused on building her agency and helping small businesses thrive by marketing locally.   We also dive into: Why it is important to find something you are passionate about.How you must figure out your audience, their needs and your own.The reason why it takes time to niche down.Niching down is forever changing and you have to make adjustments and evolve. Resources mentioned: Learn more about Susie by visiting her website!You can also connect with her on Instagram, and  Facebook!Want to learn more about becoming a Tech and Automations Service Provider? Sign up for my FREE info session. Learn how to use any platform to set up automations with The Anatomy of Automation. Ready to quit corporate? Visit my website here. Let’s connect on Instagram or Facebook!You can also find me on YouTube & Pinterest. Learn More about Susie: After working in the creative field for over a decade, owner Susie Liberatore realized that corporations were missing out on creativity. Franchise owners come to Visions2images for full-service marketing because they feel that they are missing out on local marketing opportunities. Franchises are small businesses right in our neighborhood.   Corporations send out mass marketing daily on all platforms and nothing is customized per location. Personality and storytelling will win every time and should be created into campaigns per each location, not as a whole. When digital marketing is canned, it doesn’t convert. With over three years of being in the franchise industry, Susie has created signature systems and processes that work and convert for franchises. This is exactly what will be implemented into the software. It is important and necessary to have corporate branding, but local branding is what took a franchise from 12 million dollars to 72 million dollars in one year; it works.  When I started my journey in the creative field, I started working at a startup agency in Nashville TN, and I loved every little piece of it; I loved the fast-growing pace, the creativity, and the unique customers. Even though it was specific to dental offices and the healthcare industry, we created something different and unique. I loved the dynamics and uniqueness each client had.  When I moved to Ohio about five-six years ago, I took a corporate job, still freelancing on the side. And you know how that goes, right? You're trying to manage life, child, working full-time, and freelancing on the side, it was crazy.  When people are in franchises or large corporations, they think they can't be creative. They might have corporations sending out emails, but they are missing their local presence and don’t know how to build it. This is exactly where we come in and is our sweet spot. We help local franchise businesses get visible and generate leads in a variety of ways. You are more than a ‘franchise’ in your local community; so you want to make sure to stand out. Song Credit: Run Free by Josef Falkenskold
Rocket Scientist Turned Financial Wellness Planner feat. Portia Jackson
Jun 30 2022
Rocket Scientist Turned Financial Wellness Planner feat. Portia Jackson
In this episode, former Rocket Scientist turned Financial Wellness Planner, Portia Jackson shares the journey of how she faced several career transitions and ultimately found her passion.   The obstacles she had to overcome like facing her family who was proud of her career as a Rocket Scientist, going into a new field, and the uncertainty of being able to quit corporate and replace the amount of income needed to maintain her lifestyle.   We also dive into: Why it’s important to never stop trying new things.How Portia was able to build her business while learning at the same time.Dealing with the inconsistencies of building your own business and sticking with it.How important a budget is when starting a business, knowing what you need to get you through the foundation-building process. Resources mentioned: Learn more about Portia by visiting her website!You can also connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok!Grab your FREE GIFT from Portia; discover your specific wealth-building superpower based off of your personality through Enneagram.Want to learn more about becoming a Tech and Automations Service Provider? Sign up for my FREE info session. Learn how to use any platform to set up automations with The Anatomy of Automation. Ready to quit corporate? Visit my website here. Let’s connect on Instagram or Facebook!You can also find me on YouTube & Pinterest. Learn More about Portia: Portia R. Jackson, CFP® is obsessed with all things related to personal finance, designing your fulfilled life, and the Enneagram! After leaving her corporate job as a rocket scientist, she completed a certification in Personal Financial Planning, got her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional designation, and helped hundreds of Fortune 500 employees as a Financial Wellness Coach at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She transformed her love of personal finance, organization, and personal development into a step-by-step system to help online business owners take the money their business makes and use it to be, do, and have whatever they want in life. I’d love to know how YOU quit corporate! Email me at: podcast@quittingcorporate.com. Quitting Corporate is brought to you by Quitting Corporate where I, LaToya Russell, can show you the ropes to not only start your Virtual Assistant business but to make it profitable and worthwhile! Did something in this episode resonate with you?  Did my conversation open the possibility for you to explore a new career path?  If so, please share this episode with a friend and leave a 5-Star review and a comment wherever you listen to the podcast. I love to hear how this experience has helped you! Song Credit: Run Free by Josef Falkenskold
Service Provider Turned Multi-Million Dollar Entrepreneur Feat. Julie Stoian
Apr 7 2022
Service Provider Turned Multi-Million Dollar Entrepreneur Feat. Julie Stoian
I am so excited to share this episode with you as I sit down with my business coach and mentor, Julie Stoian. She shares her experience creating her own business, as a young mom, looking to find a more flexible job, earn a higher income, and support her family.   Julie walks us through the steps she took to get to where she is today and talks about why it’s so important to invest in yourself.   We also dive into:   How Julie was able to scale her monthly income from $2K/month to $10K/monthHow to build your confidence as a budding service provider or online entrepreneurThe importance of having a community of like-minded individualsReturning to corporate and why Julie says she couldn’t turn down the job of a lifetime   Resources mentioned:   Learn more about Julie by visiting her website!You can also connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!If you’re interested in learning funnel-building skills, join the Funnel Gorgeous workshop here.Want to learn more about becoming a Tech and Automations Service Provider? Sign up for my FREE info session. Learn how to use any platform to set up automations with The Anatomy of Automation. Ready to quit corporate? Visit my website here. Let’s connect on Instagram or Facebook!You can also find me on YouTube & Pinterest.     Learn More about Julie:   Julie Stoian is a digital marketing expert and coach, currently making her mark on the internet as the co-founder of several popular online business brands such as Create Your Laptop Life ®, Funnel Gorgeous ®, Digital Insiders, and more.   Julie has inspired and equipped thousands of up-and-coming business owners with the skills and strategies they need to create, build, and grow profitable online businesses.   Julie has been featured on media outlets like Anderson LIVE, BBC World Have Your Say, and Rachel Ray, as well as numerous business and marketing podcasts and blogs such as Content Academy, Boss Moms, GoDaddy Garage Blog, and Funnelhacker Radio.   I’d love to know how YOU quit corporate! Email me at: podcast@quittingcorporate.com.   Quitting Corporate is brought to you by Quitting Corporate where I, LaToya Russell, can show you the ropes to not only start your Virtual Assistant business but to make it profitable and worthwhile!   Did something in this episode resonate with you?  Did my conversation open the possibility for you to explore a new career path?  If so, please share this episode with a friend and leave a 5-Star review and a comment wherever you listen to the podcast. I love to hear how this experience has helped you!   Song Credit: Run Free by Josef Falkenskold
The Opportunities Come When You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone
Mar 31 2022
The Opportunities Come When You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone
In this episode, Aurora Gregory joins me as she breaks down the realities of leaving corporate and becoming an independent contractor with no plan. She made the leap to become her own boss as a marketer, coach, author, and speaker when she wanted to have more control over her life. Now, she's sharing her biggest challenges of when she started her business, what stopped her from running back to corporate, and her success since.   Aurora dives deep into the benefits of being uncomfortable, finding your community of people with the same dream, and how to get started if something is holding you back.   We also talk about:   Not having the “right” tools, knowledge, or funding to start her own business but how she made it workWhy it’s important to never stop prospecting potential clientsTaking chances on experiences outside of your comfort zoneWhat it was like being a first-generation American with immigrant parents and their thoughts on her building her business from the ground up   Resources mentioned:   You can learn more about Aurora on her website or connect with her on Instagram and Facebook!Learn how to pitch stages by signing up for Aurora's email list here, or if you’re ready to pitch and need a proposal, grab her toolkit here.Want to learn more about becoming a Tech and Automations Service Provider? Sign up for my FREE info session. Learn how to use any platform to set up automations with The Anatomy of Automation. Ready to quit corporate? Visit my website here. Let’s connect on Instagram or Facebook!You can also find me on YouTube & Pinterest.     Learn More about Aurora:   As an eighth-grader, Aurora was a finalist in a speech contest.  She didn’t win, but that just might have been the start of her career as a communicator.   The co-author of “Get Picked: Tips, Tricks, and Tools for Creating an Irresistible Speaker Proposal,” global brands work with Aurora to get their message right, create communications programs that connect with customers, and develop marketing strategies that work. She has years of experience leading speaker’s bureau programs and placed hundreds of speakers at local, national, and international conferences. Aurora also coaches speakers on every aspect of the speaker life, from topic development to presentation delivery.   When she’s not talking, you’ll likely find her hiking the foothills in her hometown or on the sofa watching classic movies.   I’d love to know how YOU quit corporate! Email me at: podcast@quittingcorporate.com.   Quitting Corporate is brought to you by Quitting Corporate where I, LaToya Russell, can show you the ropes to not only start your Virtual Assistant business but to make it profitable and worthwhile!   Did something in this episode resonate with you?  Did my conversation open the possibility for you to explore a new career path?  If so, please share this episode with a friend and leave a 5-Star review and a comment wherever you listen to the podcast. I love to hear how this experience has helped you!   Song Credit: Run Free by Josef Falkenskold
Finding the Balance as a Self-Employed Foster Mom
Mar 24 2022
Finding the Balance as a Self-Employed Foster Mom
In this episode, Sharika Kellogg from 25/8 Mom, joins me to talk about her journey of leaving a toxic corporate environment to becoming a self-employed foster mom to 3 little boys.   Sharika shares the challenges she had getting her business off the ground, pushback from family members, and how’s learned to balance her work and personal life since then. Now, she’s helping other parents tap into their own skills and launch their own virtual businesses.   We also talk about:   Her transition from a toxic corporate environment to becoming self-employedHow to find your first clients with little to no experienceThe benefits of being self-employed vs. working for someone elseSharika’s exact steps she took to surpass her corporate income   Resources mentioned:   Visit Sharika’s website to learn more about her coaching and book a strategic session here.Connect with Sharika, the 25/8 MOM on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn.Grab your Quitting Corporate Freedom Guide here.Want to learn more about becoming a Tech and Automations Service Provider? Sign up for my FREE info session. Learn how to use any platform to set up automations with The Anatomy of Automation. Ready to quit corporate? Visit my website here. Let’s connect on Instagram or Facebook!You can also find me on YouTube & Pinterest.     Learn More about Sharika:   Sharika, The 25/8 MOM is a single mom by choice via fostering and adoption. She has 3 smart, funny little boys (ages 7, 5, and 4) and a little girl who just turned 1 year old & a new walker. With over 15 years of experience in internet marketing, event planning, and client services, she has helped small & mid-sized female-based startups generate 6 and 7 figures in revenue by honing in on what their ideal customer desires.   Sharika founded The 25/8 MOM to help other moms achieve their desired life for themselves and families through Virtual Businesses based on past experiences and their passions. Sharika also helps moms understand the importance of creating and having M.E. Time© (Mom Essential Time), based on her experiences as a single mom, foster mom, and adoptive mom and entrepreneur.   I’d love to know how YOU quit corporate! Email me at: podcast@quittingcorporate.com.   Quitting Corporate is brought to you by Quitting Corporate where I, LaToya Russell, can show you the ropes to not only start your Virtual Assistant business but to make it profitable and worthwhile!   Did something in this episode resonate with you?  Did my conversation open the possibility for you to explore a new career path?  If so, please share this episode with a friend and leave a 5-Star review and a comment wherever you listen to the podcast. I love to hear how this experience has helped you!   Song Credit: Run Free by Josef Falkenskold
How to Stay True to Yourself and Build a Successful Business
Mar 10 2022
How to Stay True to Yourself and Build a Successful Business
In this episode, brand strategist and fellow entrepreneur, Carrie Thomas-Omáur, joins me on the podcast to talk about owning your strengths when building your business. She shares her best tips that helped her grow as a business owner and how to stay true to herself along the way.   Carrie also dives deep into the importance of building connections and fostering relationships along the way and how this quality alone led her to where she is today.   We also talk about:   How to find the balance between your corporate job and side hustleBuilding relationships when you’re trying to build momentum in your businessHow she built a successful business by standing strong with her valuesWhy it’s important to find what aligns with you as an individual before taking action   Resources mentioned:   Check out Carrie’s website here.Connect with Carrie on Instagram and Facebook!Take the Brand Soul Quiz here.Want to learn more about becoming a Tech and Automations Service Provider? Sign up for my FREE info session. Learn how to use any platform to set up automations with The Anatomy of Automation. Ready to quit corporate? Visit my website here. Let’s connect on Instagram or Facebook!You can also find me on YouTube & Pinterest.   Learn More about Carrie:   Visionary. Change Maker. Market Disruptor.   Carrie Thomas-Omáur is a Premium and Luxury Brand Alchemist and the innovative and forward-thinking founder behind Solasta Digital: a bespoke branding marketing firm that helps impact-driven entrepreneurs and CEOs build brands that are rooted in creating a heart-to-heart connection, thereby attracting clients on a subconscious level.   With a unique blend of the knowledge and understanding of Humanistic Psychology, Brand Strategy, and vast insight of brand archetypes, Carrie and Solasta Digital helps visionaries and change agents who wish to disrupt the world with their vision and offers, by helping them build a brand that represents their premium and luxury place in their market while being able to have a brand that solidifies the connection between them and their clients on a heart-to-heart and subconscious level.   Carrie has mastered the art of humanistic psychology, and she has a passionate belief that branding is rooted in strategy and heart-to-heart alignment with you and your raving fans. Carrie understands that the best brands are built based on this concept when we realize that humans are intrinsic beings, and they should never be placed in a box to simplify their thinking, so it's extremely important to build a brand based on the primal needs and desires of your raving fans.   Through brand development, brand amplification, and brand clarity, Carrie doesn’t just help her clients build premium and luxury brands- She helps them build Humanistic Brands.   I’d love to know how YOU quit corporate! Email me at: podcast@quittingcorporate.com.   Quitting Corporate is brought to you by Quitting Corporate where I, LaToya Russell, can show you the ropes to not only start your Virtual Assistant business but to make it profitable and worthwhile!   Did something in this episode resonate with you?  Did my conversation open the possibility for you to explore a new career path?  If so, please share this episode with a friend and leave a 5-Star review and a comment wherever you listen to the podcast. I love to hear how this experience has helped you!   Song Credit: Run Free by Josef Falkenskold
How Lindsay Quit Her Job With No Backup Plan
Mar 3 2022
How Lindsay Quit Her Job With No Backup Plan
In this episode, I sit down with former accountant turned entrepreneur, Lindsay Hanson, as she opens up about her journey of leaving her corporate job with no backup plan.   Lindsay talks about how she started her online coaching business using only her savings and how she was able to make a consistent income each month. She also shares her top tips if you're looking to start your own business today.    We also talk about:   How to find health insurance when you’re self-employedWhether or not she would return to the corporate world despite starting her own business How she separates multiple niches and makes her offers clear to attract her ideal clientsFinding clients on Fiverr vs. off of Fiverr   Resources mentioned:   Learn more about Lindsay and her online business coaching here.You can also tune into her podcast - Quit Your Job, SisConnect with Lindsay on Instagram, TikTok, or Facebook!Find health insurance in your state at healthcare.gov.Want to learn more about becoming a Tech and Automations Service Provider? Sign up for my FREE info session. Learn how to use any platform to set up automations with The Anatomy of Automation. Ready to quit corporate? Visit my website here. Let’s connect on Instagram or Facebook!You can also find me on YouTube & Pinterest.   Learn More about Lindsay:   Lindsay Hanson quit her job just 18 months into her career to pursue her dream of starting an online coaching business. Now as a podcaster, business coach & social media manager, she's created a life free from the constraints of the corporate world. Lindsay has made it her mission to help other women launch & grow their own online business so they can quit their 9-5 and create a life of freedom doing work they love.   I’d love to know how YOU quit corporate! Email me at: podcast@quittingcorporate.com.   Quitting Corporate is brought to you by Quitting Corporate where I, LaToya Russell, can show you the ropes to not only start your Virtual Assistant business but to make it profitable and worthwhile!   Did something in this episode resonate with you?  Did my conversation open the possibility for you to explore a new career path?  If so, please share this episode with a friend and leave a 5-Star review and a comment wherever you listen to the podcast. I love to hear how this experience has helped you!   Song Credit: Run Free by Josef Falkenskold
Why Julia Quit Her Government Job for Love (and How She Makes Money Now)
Feb 24 2022
Why Julia Quit Her Government Job for Love (and How She Makes Money Now)
Julia Taylor is the CEO and Founder of GeekPack where she teaches her students how to code, build websites, and fix what others find to be difficult.   In this episode, we talk about her transition from working in corporate to starting her own business and traveling the US in an RV with her husband. Julia talks about how she created her online community teaching women about coding and shares advice for people who are struggling to get their online business off the ground.   We also talk about: The #1 thing Julia would do differently if she started todayThe reluctance she experienced when she started her businessFeeling like giving up when things aren’t working out the way you thought they wouldHow to tackle health benefits working for yourself   Resources mentioned: Visit Julia's website here and check out her free 5-day coding challenge!You can also connect with Julia on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.Want to learn more about becoming a Tech and Automations Service Provider? Sign up for my FREE info session. Learn how to use any platform to set up automations with The Anatomy of Automation. Ready to quit corporate? Visit my website here. Let’s connect on Instagram or Facebook!You can also find me on YouTube & Pinterest.   Learn More About Julia:   Some people look at the sky and see stars; others see constellations. Some people look at lines of code and see a website; Julia saw a path to empower women in building their dreams.    As a (former) military wife, self-taught web developer, and lover of location independence, Julia has taught over 2,500 women to say "YES" to any WordPress request, but not only that, “YES” to themselves, and “YES” to creating life on their own terms.    Mastering WordPress has not only been the single biggest driver for Julia's career progression, but it has also enabled her to follow her dreams of a TRULY location-independent lifestyle. From a military wife moving every two years with zero career progression, she has since been able to work from home, work from her RV (yep, she was a full-time RVer for 1.5 years), and now works from anywhere!    Julia is incredibly fortunate to run her business from the comfort of her sofa (or wherever in the world she might be)... all because she said “YES” to herself and her dreams, and learned a marketable and in-demand tech skill!    Empowering women and seeing others succeed is the biggest motivator for Julia. And so, she created a program to teach others the skills that allowed her to take back control of her life and start living on her own terms.   I’d love to know how YOU quit corporate! Email me at: podcast@quittingcorporate.com.   Did something in this episode resonate with you?  Did my conversation open the possibility for you to explore a new career path?  If so, please share this episode with a friend and leave a 5-Star review and a comment wherever you listen to the podcast. I love to hear how this experience has helped you!   Song Credit: Run Free by Josef Falkenskold
How a Former Teacher Left Her Career to Become Her Own Boss
Feb 17 2022
How a Former Teacher Left Her Career to Become Her Own Boss
In this episode, I speak with Brittany Long, the evergreen copywrite queen, about her personal journey after leaving her corporate job and starting her own copywriting agency. She talks about how she knew she was meant to do something different but wasn’t sure how to get there.   Join us as Brittany breaks down her story and shares some of her best advice to help you do the same, how to handle external factors that may be holding you back and the importance of finding a mentor to help you along your journey.   We also talk about:   The major health scare that was the pivotal point in Brittany’s careerHow she found other ways to make money when she didn’t know how3 things you can do now to leave your corporate job soonerWhat a typical day looks like when you’re your own boss and what it can look like for you   Resources mentioned:   Join the FREE Email Sales Strategy Workshop!Learn more about email copywriting by visiting Brittany’s website here!You can also connect with Brittany on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Twitter, and Youtube.Tune into Brittany's podcast, Friday Off Club, and join her private Facebook group here!Check out Sarah Noked’s episode mentioned here.Want to learn more about becoming a Tech and Automations Service Provider? Sign up for my FREE info session. Learn how to use any platform to set up automations with The Anatomy of Automation. Ready to quit corporate? Visit my website here. Let’s connect on Instagram or Facebook!You can also find me on YouTube & Pinterest.   Learn More about Brittany:   Brittany Long is the Evergreen Email Strategist, Speaker, and Co-Owner of the evergreen email agency, Win with Systems.    Brittany and her team write income-generating automated emails for business owners committed to increasing their revenue while getting off the overwork treadmill. Brittany is also known for her workshops and training in evergreen email marketing.    Brittany enjoys spending time outside, hiking with her husband and daughter, traveling, running, cooking, and writing. Together, Brittany, her husband, and their team lead entrepreneurs to a lifestyle of work-life balance with the Friday Off Club.   I’d love to know how YOU quit corporate! Email me at: podcast@quittingcorporate.com.   Did something in this episode resonate with you?  Did my conversation open the possibility for you to explore a new career path?  If so, please share this episode with a friend and leave a 5-Star review and a comment wherever you listen to the podcast. I love to hear how this experience has helped you!   Song Credit: Run Free by Josef Falkenskold
Is It Too Late to Start a YouTube Channel?
Feb 10 2022
Is It Too Late to Start a YouTube Channel?
In today’s episode, Jelisa Smith joins me to talk about all things YouTube and why it’s important to start one today if you haven’t already. She’s a YouTube Marketing Expert on a mission to help 1000 people start their YouTube channels.   Jelisa shares her journey as she followed her intuition, knowing she was meant for more, how she quit corporate, and how she paved her way with no experience as an entrepreneur. And now, she’s encouraging others to do the same.   We also talk about:   How she started thinking strategically as a business owner and started to grow her YouTube channelJelisa’s switch from health and fitness to life coaching, back to health and fitnessHow to handle pushback from people who want you to life the way it’s “supposed to be”3 tips you need to know if you want to start a YouTube channel today   Resources mentioned:   Visit Jelisa’s website and join the Start Your YouTube Channel Challenge! Connect with Jelisa on Youtube and Instagram. Want to learn more about becoming a Tech and Automations Service Provider? Sign up for my FREE info session. Learn how to use any platform to set up automations with The Anatomy of Automation. Ready to quit corporate? Visit my website here. Let’s connect on Instagram or Facebook!You can also find me on YouTube & Pinterest.   Learn More about Jelisa:   Jelisa Smith is a Wife, Girl Mom, and YouTube Marketing Expert. She’s got a thing for the color yellow and can’t help but dance when she speaks or eats. After years of trying to side hustle her way to success, she helped her husband start and scale his coaching business to 7 figures in 12 months, which allowed her to quit her “good government job” after 12 long years. Now she teaches coaches, creators, and consultants how they can do the same in their business using the same strategies. This year, Jelisa is on a mission to help 1,000 aspiring YouTubers start their channels so they can share their gifts with the World.   The best places to connect with her are on her YouTube channel, Jelisa Smith, and her Instagram @JelisaSmithCoaching. There, you can learn how you can work with Jelisa to become a student or client, or simply visit www.JelisaSmith.com.   I’d love to know how YOU quit corporate! Email me at: podcast@quittingcorporate.com.   Did something in this episode resonate with you?  Did my conversation open the possibility for you to explore a new career path?  If so, please share this episode with a friend and leave a 5-Star review and a comment wherever you listen to the podcast. I love to hear how this experience has helped you!   Song Credit: Run Free by Josef Falkenskold
Become an Online Business Manager - No Degree Required
Feb 3 2022
Become an Online Business Manager - No Degree Required
Happy New Year! I am so excited to be back on the podcast with our very first guest of the season. Sarah Noked joins me today to talk about her journey from leaving corporate and starting her program, the OBM School. She shares her trials and tribulations as she began working online and gives her best advice if you’re wanting to do the same.   We also talk about: The mindset issues and limiting beliefs she had to overcome before leaving her corporate job and how to deal with themPushback she received from family and friendsWhy having a degree doesn’t matter in the online spaceHow to overcome the fear of inconsistent monthly income   Resources mentioned: To learn more about becoming an Online Business Manager, join the OBM school here.You can also book a 1:1 Discovery Call with Sarah here!Connect with Sarah on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and YouTube.Want to learn more about becoming a Tech and Automations Service Provider? Sign up for my FREE info session. Learn how to use any platform to set up automations with The Anatomy of Automation. Ready to quit corporate? Visit my website here. Let’s connect on Instagram or Facebook!You can also find me on YouTube & Pinterest.   Learn More about Sarah:   Sarah Noked is the founder of OBM School, and CEO of Sarah Noked OBM. Over the last decade she has grown from a VA solopreneur to an Online Business Manager and trainer. Named by Yahoo as one of the world’s top 10 Online Business Managers to watch in 2021, Sarah is a leading authority and educator in the online space. She’s trained hundreds of students worldwide to grow sustainable and profitable businesses that run on streamlined systems and teams.   Sarah is committed to arming each one of her students with the tools to turn their natural talents into a meaningful business. The OBM School Certification program is currently the only way to get access to Sarah's in-demand, Hot Seat Coaching and intensive OBM Skills Breakout Sessions.   I’d love to know how YOU quit corporate! Email me at: podcast@quittingcorporate.com.   Did something in this episode resonate with you?  Did my conversation open the possibility for you to explore a new career path?  If so, please share this episode with a friend and leave a 5-Star review and a comment wherever you listen to the podcast. I love to hear how this experience has helped you!   Song Credit: Run Free by Josef Falkenskold
Season 1 Wrap Up
Dec 9 2021
Season 1 Wrap Up
We are wrapping up Season 1 and I can’t believe we’re already here! I’ve had my fair share of corporate blunders and I’m hoping that by sharing my experiences that you also realize you are worth much more. These experiences have shaped me into the person I am today.   Tune in as I share what I’ve learned from starting this podcast, the people I’ve worked with that led me to quit corporate, and what I would have done differently.   I also talk about:   The types of jobs I had before becoming my own boss and how they’ve helped me grow as a self-employed business ownerBasic steps you can take today to prepare to leave your corporate jobHow you can set boundaries for yourself in the workplaceWhat I’ve learned about corporate management   Resources mentioned:   Episode 9 - It's Deeper Than MoneyWant to learn more about becoming a Tech and Automations Service Provider? Sign up for my FREE info session. Learn how to use any platform to set up automations with The Anatomy of Automation. Ready to quit corporate? Visit my website here. Let’s connect on Instagram or Facebook!You can also find me on YouTube & Pinterest.   I’d love to know how YOU quit corporate! Email me at: podcast@quittingcorporate.com.   Quitting Corporate is brought to you by Quitting Corporate where I, LaToya Russell, can show you the ropes to not only start your Virtual Assistant business but to make it profitable and worthwhile!   Did something in this episode resonate with you?  Did my conversation open the possibility for you to explore a new career path?  If so, please share this episode with a friend and leave a 5-Star review and a comment wherever you listen to the podcast. I love to hear how this experience has helped you!   Song Credit: Run Free by Josef Falkenskold
It's Not Just Plugging Emails
Dec 2 2021
It's Not Just Plugging Emails
Basic skills are never truly basic. Anyone who tells you otherwise doesn’t understand the value that comes into your business from these so-called “basic” skills.   And although some businesses want cheap labor for simple or repetitive tasks, we must be mindful of people’s knowledge, talent, and craft when hiring them to do the job. These simple and repetitive tasks may seem small but they end up playing a big role in one’s business.    In this episode, I talk about:   How basic tasks play a big role in your business and I break them downThe many benefits of hiring someone to complete simple tasks and move your business forwardThe value that simple tasks can bring to your business in the long runWhether or not to consider automating systems instead   Resources mentioned:   Want to learn more about becoming a Tech and Automations Service Provider? Sign up for my FREE info session. Learn how to use any platform to set up automations with The Anatomy of Automation. Ready to quit corporate? Visit my website here. Let’s connect on Instagram or Facebook!You can also find me on YouTube & Pinterest.   I’d love to know how YOU quit corporate! Email me at: podcast@quittingcorporate.com.   Quitting Corporate is brought to you by Quitting Corporate where I, LaToya Russell, can show you the ropes to not only start your Virtual Assistant business but to make it profitable and worthwhile!   Did something in this episode resonate with you?  Did my conversation open the possibility for you to explore a new career path?  If so, please share this episode with a friend and leave a 5-Star review and a comment wherever you listen to the podcast. I love to hear how this experience has helped you!   Song Credit: Run Free by Josef Falkenskold
Using Automation in Your Life
Nov 25 2021
Using Automation in Your Life
Automations aren’t only great to have in your business, they’re great to have in your personal life as well. Whether you want to offload something 100% or partially, both are an option.   If automation is new to you, you might be wondering what are the benefits? Well, this is what today’s episode is all about. Your time is valuable and automating as many things as you can will not only save you time, it allows you to start focusing on other more important areas of your work or personal life.    In this episode, I talk about:   How to take simple automation to the next level and use it in your personal lifeThe areas of your work life or personal life that can be automated todayHow to identify what can be automated and whenThe simple tasks you may already be automating and don’t even know   Resources mentioned:   Download my Gifting Holiday Guide here.Want to learn more about becoming a Tech and Automations Service Provider? Sign up for my FREE info session. Get the skills you need to start building automations in your work and personal life with The Anatomy of Automation. Ready to quit corporate? Visit my website here. Let’s connect on Instagram or Facebook!You can also find me on YouTube & Pinterest.   I’d love to know how YOU quit corporate! Email me at: podcast@quittingcorporate.com.   Quitting Corporate is brought to you by Quitting Corporate where I, LaToya Russell, can show you the ropes to not only start your Virtual Assistant business but to make it profitable and worthwhile!   Did something in this episode resonate with you?  Did my conversation open the possibility for you to explore a new career path?  If so, please share this episode with a friend and leave a 5-Star review and a comment wherever you listen to the podcast. I love to hear how this experience has helped you!   Song Credit: Run Free by Josef Falkenskold
It's Deeper Than Money
Nov 18 2021
It's Deeper Than Money
Money is a deep-rooted issue in people who were raised to believe that they don’t have it and there’s no way of getting it. But that can’t be further from the truth. Conquering those limiting beliefs is part of the process.   If this is something you struggle with, consider this: What do you do that you would love to be paid for? Because the reality is, there are so many things that you may be good out that can generate income.    In this episode, I talk about:   Daily tasks you may be good at but don’t realize you can charge money forHow to leverage your strengths and make moneyThe pushback you may experience when you set your boundariesThe power of saying “no”   Resources mentioned:   Want to learn more about becoming a Tech and Automations Service Provider? Sign up for my FREE info session. Ready to quit corporate? Visit my website here. Let’s connect on Instagram or Facebook!You can also find me on YouTube & Pinterest.   I’d love to know how YOU quit corporate! Email me at: podcast@quittingcorporate.com.   Quitting Corporate is brought to you by Quitting Corporate where I, LaToya Russell, can show you the ropes to not only start your Virtual Assistant business but to make it profitable and worthwhile!   Did something in this episode resonate with you?  Did my conversation open the possibility for you to explore a new career path?  If so, please share this episode with a friend and leave a 5-Star review and a comment wherever you listen to the podcast. I love to hear how this experience has helped you!   Song Credit: Run Free by Josef Falkenskold
Starting Your Work At Home Business - The Good and The Bad
Nov 11 2021
Starting Your Work At Home Business - The Good and The Bad
If you’re considering the work-from-home lifestyle or are just starting out, you’ll see many people building successful teams and having successful journeys. But it’s not all rainbows and butterflies.   I’m a huge advocate for being your own boss, setting your own hours, and creating your own schedule but working from home has its cons too.   In this episode, I will be sharing:   Where to search for your first few remote clientsHow to balance your work life and your personal lifeWhy building an online community is importantThe many benefits of working at home   Resources mentioned:   Join the Quitting Corporate Facebook Community.Want to learn more about becoming a Tech and Automations Service Provider? Sign up for my FREE info session. Ready to quit corporate? Visit my website here. Let’s connect on Instagram or Facebook!You can also find me on YouTube & Pinterest.   I’d love to know how YOU quit corporate! Email me at: podcast@quittingcorporate.com.   Quitting Corporate is brought to you by Quitting Corporate where I, LaToya Russell, can show you the ropes to not only start your Virtual Assistant business but to make it profitable and worthwhile!   Did something in this episode resonate with you?  Did my conversation open the possibility for you to explore a new career path?  If so, please share this episode with a friend and leave a 5-Star review and a comment wherever you listen to the podcast. I love to hear how this experience has helped you!   Song Credit: Run Free by Josef Falkenskold
Will Automation Replace Me?
Nov 4 2021
Will Automation Replace Me?
If you’ve been working online for some time now and you’re ready to niche down and learn more about automation, this is the episode for you.   Contrary to popular belief, you can transition in your business without losing out on any income. In fact, for most people, niching down in a specific area brings in MORE income than before.   But why niche down into automation? Won’t that take my job away? The short answer - no. Don’t let that fear take over. Your clients will need you as you grow in automations, learn more about integrations, and more.   In this episode, I will be sharing:   How to prep your clients for your new shift in businessHow automating processes in your client’s business can help them growTasks that can be automated and help the business run smoothlyWhy you don't need to worry that your job will be replaced   Resources mentioned:   Want to learn more about becoming a Tech and Automations Service Provider? Sign up for my FREE info session. Ready to quit corporate? Visit my website here. Let’s connect on Instagram or Facebook!You can also find me on YouTube & Pinterest.   I’d love to know how YOU quit corporate! Email me at: podcast@quittingcorporate.com.   Quitting Corporate is brought to you by Quitting Corporate where I, LaToya Russell, can show you the ropes to not only start your Virtual Assistant business but to make it profitable and worthwhile!   Did something in this episode resonate with you?  Did my conversation open the possibility for you to explore a new career path?  If so, please share this episode with a friend and leave a 5-Star review and a comment wherever you listen to the podcast. I love to hear how this experience has helped you!   Song Credit: Run Free by Josef Falkenskold