Sustainable Growth with Melissa Ambers

Sustainable Growth with Melissa Ambers

Savvy The Business Podcast presents Sustainable Growth. This podcast is for professionals and entrepreneurs. Our experts talk about obstacles entrepreneurs run into and topics surrounding DEI, Women in the Workplace, Equality, Work, Life Balance, and so much more.We also teach about leveraging media opportunities.If you have a specific question or concern, send an email to media@savvymag.biz.All guest inquiries, send an email to media@savvymag.biz.

Are you aware of your surroundings? Creating An Environment That Excels with Deondra Wardelle
Jul 27 2022
Are you aware of your surroundings? Creating An Environment That Excels with Deondra Wardelle
Deondra R. Wardelle is a visionary leader, problem solver, organizer, motivational speaker, and owner of On To the Next One Consulting, LLC. She also coaches individuals and organizations in achieving and sustaining transformative change. Her specialties include: - Empowering and developing individuals and groups toward achieving their personal and professional goals through strategy and alignment workshops. - Operationalizing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace through continuous improvement methodologies to foster psychologically safe environments where workgroups and individuals thrive.Deondra has a diverse professional background. Her former roles include Chief Strategy Officer at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and Director of Performance Excellence for a global leader in the paper/packaging industry. While working in the Performance Excellence space, she and her team ledContinuous Improvement projects for more than 70 facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia. In addition, Deondra has also worked as a corporate trainer, project manager, human resources manager, banking manager and has held various operations management roles.A graduate of Western Kentucky University, Deondra possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree in Corporate and Organizational Communications. She has also pursued Leadership Studies at the Louisville Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and earned her Health Coach certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.Deondra’s purpose is to help organizations, groups, and individuals overcome obstacles and achieve their grandest visions and goals – one step at a time. Deondra’s current passion project is the #RootCauseRacism® movement, a global initiative to end systemic racism and advance social injustice through the application of Continuous Improvement.Connect with Deondra today to learn how she can help you accomplish your next big thing!#mindset #leaderawareness #colorism #racism #strategicplanningSupport the show
Choose People: A Different Culture in the Workplace with Kris Boesch
May 30 2022
Choose People: A Different Culture in the Workplace with Kris Boesch
Choose People has researched and tested – in a variety of workplaces – key concepts and tangible tools to build an extraordinary workplace culture that not only puts smiles on faces, but brings joy to your bottom line. Kris Boesch is the CEO and Founder of Choose People. The Choose People 360° Culture Audit is based on over 1000 hours of research conducted in collaboration with the Industrial Organizational Psychology Department at Colorado State University. Choose People literally measures, “Do your employees feel good about coming to work?” and evaluates the emotional health of your organization. Emotional health directly correlates to the context and the culture within which your team works. Choose People also offers workshops, training and retreats specifically to improve your workplace culture.Boesch is a thought leader in the workplace culture space. She is known for her expertise in “How to Create Emotional Intimacy in the Workplace,” a taste of which can be seen in her TEDxMileHigh Talk. She is also the acclaimed author of the book and workbook "Culture Works: How to Create Happiness in the Workplace." She has been featured as a workplace culture expert in Inc., Entrepreneur and Forbes and was just recently named one of the “Top 100 Leadership Speakers for 2018” by Inc. Prior to Choose People, Boesch was the CEO of Exodus Moving & Storage. Under her leadership Exodus became the largest mover in Northern Colorado with a turnover rate nearly 40% less than the industry average and a bottom line twice that same average. Choose People owns many success stories, including clients who have reduced their voluntary turnover by 22% in one year and others who have gone from being in the top 20% to the top 5% of organizations for workplace culture.Support the show
Understanding Your Value Offering To Boost Growth
Mar 10 2022
Understanding Your Value Offering To Boost Growth
Tim is CEO of Redmond Growth Consulting, an organization designed to help you grow your profits, grow your business and grow your life through Tim’s innovative coaching process. With his extensive business experience, Tim and his team will bring you through a process to significantly develop your marketing, lead generation, closure rates, cash flow, leadership, decision-making, team- building skills. He is the accountability partner who will keep you focused on your highest and best use. You and your profits will grow and your business will be a powerful venue to live your purpose. For over 35 years, Tim Redmond has been growing highly successful businesses including his work at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, growing a software company from 2 to 400 employees then selling it to Intuit, Inc., and helping thousands of business owners gain time and financial freedom. Tim is also an author and speaker throughout the world whose leadership maxims have been featured in John Maxwell’s 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. Tim also runs a non-profit, Redmond Leadership Institute, that trains pastors, business leaders, and government officials in developing countries. Tim works with all kinds of business owners with a variety of beliefs. For those who request it, he provides a Biblical framework around every Growth Principle he implements. Tim is madly in love with his hot wife Sandy and his 4 above-average children. He is a wicked harmonica player. Tim also loves reading, playing tennis, and chasing his wife around beautiful resorts. Support the show (
Determine The Value Of Your Offering: What should you charge?
Jan 10 2022
Determine The Value Of Your Offering: What should you charge?
Determine The Value Of Your OfferingWhat should you charge?We wasted a lot of time and energy reinventing the wheel with every single new offer – and I wasn’t happy that potential clients waited much longer than necessary for their offers.For me, professionally, this was a turning point.As a logical person, this was exactly the kind of challenge that intrigued me – it needed solving.  Diving deeper into the world of pricingJanene studied to become a Certified Pricing Professional, being among the first few dozens of people awarded with the certification.  She had the chance to work with pricing in different contexts and companies, at one point traveling around the world helping teams to take their pricing strategy to the next level.  Typically when I stepped into a meeting room to kick-off the next pricing project, I’d introduce myself: “Hi I’m Janene. I’m here for the pricing project.” Most often the person would say, “Yeah. I know you. You’re the pricing lady!”That nickname stuck with me.  So did the passion for pricing. Although I had written a business plan and thought about having my own business, the thought of it was quite scary. Years later, after a burnout, when I started exploring other career paths outside the corporate environment, the idea of building my own pricing consultancy returned.  She started channeling this passion to help small businesses adjust their pricing in a way that allows them to grow and become more profitable.Meet The Pricing Ladywww.pricinglady.com Support the show (
Powering Up Your Mindset To Achieve Goals with Cheryl Parks
Oct 27 2021
Powering Up Your Mindset To Achieve Goals with Cheryl Parks
Sales Coach & Consultant“The Sales Growth Coach”Cheryl Parks, Founder and Chief Growth Officer of Consult Speak Coach, is on a mission to guide salespeople, teams and leaders to land more clients and revenue by aligning their processes with their Buyers’ decision making process in today’s new world of sales. She began leveraging her brand as The Sales Growth Coach in 2019. During her twenty-five (25) year career she sold over $25M and developed hundreds of loyal clients in the Fortune 1000 segment. She outlines her proprietary H.E.A.R.T. centered framework and the importance of determining your own mindset destination in her signature sales coaching program, Land More Clients. The focus of the program is to align your sales process efficiently with the Buyer’s decision making journey in today’s environment. She’s appeared on regional television shows, podcasts and keynote speaking events where sales people, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders are tuned in to adjust their strategies around today’s sales process.She also serves as the VP Sales for the start up company, Evolution of Leadership, and as a Sales and Mindset Mentor with the non-profit, MicroMentors. Mindset MentorCheryl Parks, Founder and Chief Growth Officer of Consult Speak Coach, understands the importance of changing your mindset to change your life! She freely outlines her story growing up as “the shyest girl in the room” and how she shifted her mindset destination to enable her to coach teams to land over $25M in sales revenue over her 25-year career with SMBs, a dotcom, an agency and a Fortune 750 company. She launched her consulting, speaking and consulting business in 2019. She’s appeared on regional television shows, podcasts and keynote speaking events where sales people, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders are tuned in to adjust their strategies around today’s sales process. Cheryl also serves as the VP Sales for the start-up company, Evolution of Leadership, and as a Sales and Mindset Mentor with the non-profit, MicroMentors.sales, salescoach, mindset, mindsetcoach, consultant, salesgrowthcoach, businessdevelopment, salesspeakerSupport the show
Changing the Culture Path with Nana Aba
Aug 31 2021
Changing the Culture Path with Nana Aba
Changing the Culture PathLife has challenged me numerous times, testing me with all manner of adversaries and taking its pound of flesh. Looking back, I find there is much I have to reflect on and my own unique life circumstances have gifted me with truths and wisdom beyond my years.In my thirteenth summer, my life was forever changed when, after years of living in an African refugee camp and endless interviews and challenges, my family and I were finally chosen to receive refuge under the International Organization for Migration Program. I recall that during one particularly memorable interview, the Gentleman had asked me“Why do you want refuge, and what do you want to do with that opportunity?”Without hesitation, I responded,“I don't want to die here, I want an opportunity to change the world.”The year 2013 saw me making the decision to join the US military, which led to six years filled with tears, pain, trauma and growth, discovery. After my time spent in defense of my adopted country, I came to terms with the understanding that I had given enough of myself to others, and it was high time to heal the broken pieces that had been scattered into an abyss of hurt and confusion.So, began my journey to healing.I spent a fair amount of time figuring out and wondering what healing looks like for me; a proud African woman, a US Veteran who fought to protect the country who brought her peace and security for the first time in her young life. What does healing look like to an African Immigrant with a strong will to survive, torn between her love for two nations?  On the surface, the truth is this: it looks Painful. It looks Uncomfortable, it looks heartbreakingly like Fear. It looks like Anxiety, Depression, and Hopelessness.Support the show
Elevator Pitches with Precious Williams
Apr 8 2021
Elevator Pitches with Precious Williams
Have you ever met the full-figured diva who has taken the business world by storm and won BIG?  Well now you have!  Precious L. Williams, also affectionately known as the #KillerPitchMaster, can help you #slayallcompetition with her “killer” elevator pitches, media pitches, and investor pitches.  Precious is a world class master communicator who works with successful entrepreneurs and speakers and helps them take their professional pitching and speaking skills to the next level.   With over 25 years of experience in creating unique speaking and public speaking techniques, Williams is also known for her innovative training programs and services to her clients and sales teams at Fortune 100 companies.   These companies include Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, eBay, etc.As a 13-time national business elevator pitch champion, Williams has been on top television shows and publications for her pitching, branding, and professional speaking skills. She was featured on Season 8 of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Forbes Magazine, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, Wall Street Journal, the movie, “LEAP,” as well as several others around the world.  In 2019, Precious became a best-selling author of the #1 business book, “Bad Bitches with Power Pitches: For Women Entrepreneurs and Speakers Only” and has been featured on time square billboards, top podcasts and stages around the world.  The philosophy of her “killer” pitch is evident in the strategic and personalized creative communications and presentations solutions Williams puts forth. As serial entrepreneur, international professional speaker, and corporate trainer, Williams is equipped to bring life, authenticity, strategy, and boldness to all your oral and written communication needs.Williams is a graduate of Spelman College and Rutgers School of Law. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. To learn more about Perfect Pitches by Precious, LLC, please visit:   the show