Powerful Women Rising

Melissa Snow - Powerful Women Rising, LLC

Welcome to Powerful Women Rising, the no-nonsense, laugh-out-loud podcast for heart-centered female entrepreneurs ready to make an impact (and a profit) while staying true to themselves!

Forget cookie-cutter, one size fits all advice.  Each episode provides customizable advice and strategies to help you grow and scale your business - from leveraging authentic connections to mastering the art of marketing without feeling like a salesy weirdo.  Plus, you'll hear insightful interviews with experts who shed light on those sneaky blind spots in your businessand dish out practical, no-BS advice for making more money in a way that feels good.

Tune in and transform the way you do business – because when women rise together, the sky's the limit!

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Episodes

How Women in Business Unintentionally Block Sales w/ Sarah Stokes
May 27 2024
How Women in Business Unintentionally Block Sales w/ Sarah Stokes
As a woman in business, you want to suceed.  You want to make money and have a positive impact on your customers and the community.  However, there are likely things you're doing to block this success without even knowing you are doing it...In this episode of Powerful Women Rising, I sit down with Sarah Stokes, a Business Breakthrough Coach, to explore a topic many women in business struggle with:  SALES.We dive into what sales really is and why it can be so challenging for so many women.Sarah shares her insights on how our nervous system impacts our ability to sell and offers simple mindset shifts that can transform your perception of sales. If you’ve ever felt that selling is sleazy or manipulative, this episode is for you. Learn how to reframe your approach and embrace sales as a natural and empowering part of your business journey.Tune in to discover how you might be unintentionally blocking sales and gain the tools to overcome these barriers, so you can sell with confidence and authenticity.--Register for the next Powerful Women Rising Virtual Speed Networking Event: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/powerful-women-rising-llc-68529722443.Continue the conversation with Melissa on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/powerfulwomenrising.--Episode Highlights:(05:45) Sarah's definition of sales or selling and how understanding its meaning helps change women's mindset about sales.(12:27) What is nervous system regulation, and why is it important in sales?(24:32) How simple mindset shifts can positively impact you and your business!(36:22) Sarah suggests practical steps you can implement right away to help boost your confidence and find greater enjoyment in the sales process.--To Connect With Sarah Stokes: https://linktr.ee/juicygoodlifeTo Learn More About Sarah's Program: https://the-juicy-good-life.mykajabi.com/should-free
How Female Entrepreneurs Get More Visible by Hosting and Guesting on Podcasts w/ Ana Xavier
May 13 2024
How Female Entrepreneurs Get More Visible by Hosting and Guesting on Podcasts w/ Ana Xavier
In the world of entreprenuership, we're always being told to follow the latest trends and now everyone and their mother hosts a podcast...so should you?!In this epiosde, Ana Xavier, a Digital Marketer for Podcasters, shares the many benefits  female entrepreneurs get from hosting their own podcast or simply being a guest on other people's shows.We discuss who should consider hosting a podcast and break down the barriers that often hold women back from starting their own podcasts.  Ana also shares insider tips on what to consider before hitting that record button. Ana also shares how EVERY business owner can use guesting on podcasts as a dynamic strategy to boost their visibility and accelerate business growth. --Register for the next Powerful Women Rising Virtual Speed Networking Event: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/powerful-women-rising-llc-68529722443.Continue the Conversation on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/powerfulwomenrising.--Episode Highlights:(07:11) The typical success metrics for podcasters.(10:17) Things to consider before starting a podcast and why podcasting is particularly advantageous for women!(27:07) Common challenges or concerns that deter women from starting a podcast.(36:50) How can being a podcast guest be a viable option for those not ready to launch their own show?-- To learn more about Ana Xavier's coaching program & to book a call: https://www.thepodcastspace.com/podparty To learn more about Ana Xavier:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thepodcastspace/The Podcast Space: https://www.thepodcastspace.com/podcast
How to Grow Your Business With an Online Community w/ Deb Schell
May 6 2024
How to Grow Your Business With an Online Community w/ Deb Schell
In today's digital age, where social media and online interactions play a significant role in people's lives, fostering a community around your brand can be a game-changer.  It can also be a huge time suck.  So how do you know if an online community is right for you?  In this episode, Deb Schell, a Community Strategist, shares her answer to this very question.  She also shares her best strategies for starting or growing an online community and then leveraging it to expand your business. Building a community takes time and effort, but the long-term benefits can be well worth it!-- Register for the next Powerful Women Rising Virtual Speed Networking Event: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/powerful-women-rising-llc-68529722443.Continue the Conversation on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/powerfulwomenrising.--Episode Highlights:(04:56) What is an online community, and what can people expect from it?(07:36) Knowing your purpose when starting a community is important!(18:40) The ideal candidate to admit into your community and the qualities or characteristics they should possess to contribute positively to the community's culture.(29:56) Some valuable tips for growing your membership or increasing engagement within the community.--To connect with Deb Schell!Get Deb's Free Community Builder Workbook: https://find-calm-here.ck.page/784eadceef.Websites: https://findcalmhere.com/ | https://deb-schell.medium.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@FindCalmHere
Heart Over Hustle: How Reclaiming Your Feminine Power Can Increase Your Business Success w/ Stephanie Schoolmeester
Apr 22 2024
Heart Over Hustle: How Reclaiming Your Feminine Power Can Increase Your Business Success w/ Stephanie Schoolmeester
In a world where masculine ideals have long prevailed, women often feel disconnected from their innate feminine power! In this episode, Stephanie Schoolmeester, a Soul Alignment Specialist, and I take you on a transforative journey into the heart of feminine power.  We dispel the myths about what "tapping into your feminine energy" really means (HINT: It's about balance, self-care, trusting your intuition and embracing heart over hustle).  We also share personal stories that highlight just how game-changing this work has been for both of us - influencing our decision-making, presence in the world, and business growth.  Stephanie doesn't just talk the talk; she walks you through practical steps to ditch perfectionism and people-pleasing and help you reclaim your feminine power and transform the way you navigate life and business.Stephanie's insights offer a roadmap for women to reclaim their innate strength and wisdom, paving the way for greater success, fulfillment, and impact in business and beyond!--Register for the next Powerful Women Rising Virtual Speed Networking Event! https://www.eventbrite.com/o/powerful-women-rising-llc-68529722443To learn more about joining the Powerful Women Rising Community: https://powerfulwomenrising.com/joinpwrc--Episode Highlights:(11:06) Stephanie explains the importance of reclaiming feminine power in today's society. The power inside you!(17:59) Tapping into feminine energy can lead to tremendous success in business endeavors.(26:58) When it comes to both life and business decisions, if it doesn't come from your heart, don't do it!(31:03) Letting go of perfectionism and the need to please everyone.--To connect with Stephanie Schoolmeester!Website: https://www.stephanieschoolmeester.com/Free Tool Kit: https://www.stephanieschoolmeester.com/free-tool-kitFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephanie.hersheyschoolmeesterInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephanie_schoolmeester/
Mastering the Elevator Pitch
Apr 15 2024
Mastering the Elevator Pitch
In this episode, we're diving into one of my all-time favorite topics: The Elevator Pitch (aka your 30-second commercial)!This topic is surprisingly controversial, and I've got a unique perspective on it that differs from the norm. Join me as I unpack the pros and cons of elevator pitches and offer some starting points if you're new to crafting one.I'll be blunt about what I dislike about traditional elevator pitches and offer up some simple tweaks you can make to transform your introduction into a genuine, impactful connection-builder. Say goodbye to the robotic script and hello to conversations that leave people eager to connect and refer you to others!--Connect with me on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/powerfulwomenrisingRegister for the next Powerful Women Rising Virtual Speed Networking Event:  https://www.eventbrite.com/o/powerful-women-rising-llc-68529722443To learn more about joining the Powerful Women Rising Community:  https://powerfulwomenrising.com/joinpwrc--Episode Highlights:2:05 - How basic elevator pitches help when you're just getting started talking about your businesses or if it's hard for you to be clear or brief.3:00 - Why you need to move beyond the typical "elevator pitch." 5:50 - The ONE thing you must include in the first 10 seconds of your introduction to guarantee people listen and want to learn more.8:41 - The goal of the elevator pitch is probably not what you think it is!10:55 - Why it is more important to be CLEAR than be CLEVER in your introduction13:55 - A fun little experiment that will change the way you introduce yourself at networking events.
Don't Let Chaos Derail Your Business w/ Lisa Fisher
Feb 26 2024
Don't Let Chaos Derail Your Business w/ Lisa Fisher
"Chaos" is a term that often evokes a sense of disorder and negativity.  It's a cocktail of mayhem and overwhelm that gives me a headache just thinking about it...When there is too much chaos in your life or business, it can be hard to see the light at tne end of the tunnel.  Fortunately, it may be simpler than you think to stop chaos from derailing your goals and aspirations.In this episode, Lisa Fisher, a Business Coach and Consultant, talks about what chaos is, where it comes from and how embracing it (rather than resisting it) can be helpful.  She also shares her best strategies for smoothing out the bumps in the road and bringing more peace and calm into your business and life.If you've ever felt like you're juggling flaming swords on a unicycle while sliding down a rainbow on the back of a giant cat (just me?) this episode is for you.  Tune in to learn how to find your path to a less chaotic, more enjoyable life and business.--Register for the PWR Virtual Speed Networking Event on 2/29/24: https://prodigious-artist-6957.ck.page/300344561f.Connect with Melissa and Powerful Women Rising on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/powerfulwomenrising.--Episode Highlights: (06:18) What is chaos and where does it come from?(13:12) Surprising signs you are living (or working) in chaos. (18:05) Simple ways to have a less chaotic, happier life. --To Connect With Lisa:Website: https://coachlisafisher.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-fisher-5096206/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LisaFisherAssociates
Why Every Entrepreneur Needs an Attorney w/ DeAnn Chase
Feb 12 2024
Why Every Entrepreneur Needs an Attorney w/ DeAnn Chase
Business owners usually concentrate on growing their business and making more money but often forget about dealing with legal matters until it's too late, which can lead to consequences you probably never even considered.In this episode, DeAnn Chase, the Founder and CEO of Chase Law Group, highlights the vital role having legal guidance plays in the entrepreneurial journey.   She shares stories of clients who learned the hard way that having a good legal framework for your business is just as (if not more) important than having a good sales and marketing strategy, a pretty website or fancy business cards.This episode reminds entrepreneurs to rethink their approach, emphasizing that a comprehensive business plan should not only focus on growth and profit but also include measures to handle legal risks!--Register for the Powerful Women Rising Virtual Speed Networking Event on February 29, 2024, from 12-1 pm MT: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpd--upjosHdPHBhZU0ttMfLQzqhnVRfrKLearn more about the Powerful Women Rising Community: https://powerfulwomenrising.com/joinpwrc--Episode Highlights:(03:52) Compelling reasons why entrepreneurs need business lawyers.(09:33) Brand new to businesses should seek legal advice early in order to build a strong foundation and avoid future legal problems.(15:20) What are the common concerns or considerations that female entrepreneurs typically have when dealing with legal contracts?(20:45) Three main aspects of business that female entrepreneurs need to be mindful of - planning, mindset, and protection.--To learn more about DeAnn Chase and Chase Law Group, go to https://chaselawmb.com/Text BIZLAW to 26786 to receive Deann's free guide: The Top 5 Legal Mistakes Business Owners Make
When Women in Business Have to Let Go of Control in Order to Grow w/ Kristen Needle
Feb 5 2024
When Women in Business Have to Let Go of Control in Order to Grow w/ Kristen Needle
For entrepreneurs, the act of letting go of control poses a significant challenge. Stepping back from the all-knowing and all-doing leader role within your team is no small feat! So, what's the solution? In this episode, an Online Business Manager, Kristen Needle, explores the advantages of embracing this challenge. Kristen explores the concept that letting go of control doesn't mean losing influence. Instead, it opens up creative opportunities. This shift in mindset is pivotal for those seeking to navigate the complexities of entrepreneurship successfully!--Register for the Powerful Women Rising Virtual Speed Networking Event on February 29, 2024, from 12-1 pm MT: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpd--upjosHdPHBhZU0ttMfLQzqhnVRfrKLearn more about the Powerful Women Rising Community: https://powerfulwomenrising.com/joinpwrc--Episode Highlights(03:40) Recognize that sharing responsibilities is a sign of effective management.(06:08) What realization leads Kristen to understand the benefits of letting go of some control?(14:27) Focus on the positive outcomes that can result from letting go of the need for excessive control, such as improved creativity and collaboration.(25:01) What role does self-compassion play in reinforcing that self-care is a necessary and non-selfish practice--To Connect With Kristen Needle:Website: https://www.kristenneedle.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kristenneedleobmComplimentary Call: https://calendly.com/kristen-needle/30min