Liftoff Journeys with Jeanniey Walden

LiftOff Enterprises

Authentic, inspirational and relatable discussions with inspirational business leaders, gaining insight into what inspires them and how they got to where they are today. These conversations offer actionable tips for listeners to create their own path to success and shatter whatever glass ceilings arise and overcome any obstacles on their personal journey. Jeanniey Walden, the award winning marketing, business & workplace expert ad host of the TV show "LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden" will dive into compelling conversations with incredible experts of all backgrounds to understand what makes them tick and expose how you, the viewer can learn from these experiences and start to "LiftOff."

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The Future of Publishing: Gareth Russell's Take on History's Role and AI's Influence
Feb 7 2024
The Future of Publishing: Gareth Russell's Take on History's Role and AI's Influence
Description:Today’s guest is Gareth Russell, historian, and broadcaster, educated at Oxford University and Queen’s University, Belfast. He is the author of nine books, including Young and Damned and Fair, The Ship of Dreams (A Daily Telegraph Best History Book, 2019) and Do Let's Have Another Drink (A Times of London Book of the Year, 2022; The Spectator Must-Have Christmas Gift,2022). He is the host of the podcast Single Malt History with Gareth Russell. In this episode you’ll hear about Gareth’s historical upbringing and developing a passion for writing, the role of history in our worlds future, and his thoughts on how AI will impact the publishing industry.  Authentic, inspirational and relatable discussions with inspirational business leaders, gaining insight into what inspires them and how they got to where they are today. These conversations offer actionable tips for listeners to create their own path to success and shatter whatever glass ceilings arise and overcome any obstacles on their personal journey.  Jeanniey Walden, Founder of Liftoff Enterprises, is the award-winning marketing, business & workplace expert and host of the TV show "LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden." Jeanniey dives into compelling conversations with incredible experts of all backgrounds to understand what makes them tick and expose how you, the viewer can learn from these experiences and start to "LiftOff."  Resources:Gareth Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_garethrussellGareth LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gareth-russell-664b55a4/Gareth Twitter: https://twitter.com/garethrussell1Jeanniey Walden LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeanniey/Liftoff Website: https://liftoffcompany.com/Support the showSee what we look like; subscribe to our YouTube channelWatch the TV show"LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden" Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramTalk to us on FacebookMeet Jeanniey live - see where she will be next.
Ep 31: Branding Brilliance: Doug Zarkin’s Keys to Personal Branding and a Career In Marketing
Jan 3 2024
Ep 31: Branding Brilliance: Doug Zarkin’s Keys to Personal Branding and a Career In Marketing
Today’s guest is Doug Zarkin, Chief Brand Officer at Good Feet Worldwide and Author of Moving Your Brand out of The Friend Zone. Prior to his exceptional achievements on the brand side, Doug co-founded G-WHiZ!, Grey Advertising's division specializing in youth, entertainment, and lifestyle marketing. During his tenure, he orchestrated blockbuster campaigns for industry giants such as Reebok, Warner Bros., Konami Video Games, Seagram, W Hotels, and The Food Network. Doug Zarkin, a highly acclaimed marketing expert with a multitude of awards to his name, has been recognized as a "Marketer of The Next Generation" by Brandweek and has consistently earned a place on several “Top Marketers Lists” including the 2022 and 2023 Crain's NY Notables in Marketing. Doug has propelled renowned brands such as mark. by Avon and Victoria's Secret PINK to unprecedented success. His recent role as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Pearle Vision even garnered the attention of Harvard Business School, leading to it being featured as a case study in brand revitalization. In this episode you’ll hear about how his journey in marketing, branding and advertising began, insights on how to build a personal brand, and advice for new graduates entering the workforce. Authentic, inspirational and relatable discussions with inspirational business leaders, gaining insight into what inspires them and how they got to where they are today. These conversations offer actionable tips for listeners to create their own path to success and shatter whatever glass ceilings arise and overcome any obstacles on their personal journey.  Jeanniey Walden, Founder of Liftoff Enterprises, is the award-winning marketing, business & workplace expert and host of the TV show "LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden." Jeanniey dives into compelling conversations with incredible experts of all backgrounds to understand what makes them tick and expose how you, the viewer can learn from these experiences and start to "LiftOff."  Discussion PointsOrigin Story: Getting into Marketing, Branding, and AdvertisingPassion for Thinking HumanAdvice for New Graduates Entering the Marketing WorldBuilding a Personal BrandHandling Adversity and FailurePerfectionism and the 80/20 RuleSuccessful Failure and the Lessons LearnedMentorship and Leadership Resources:https://www.instagram.com/dougzarkin/#https://www.linkedin.com/in/dougzarkin/https://twitter.com/DougZarkinhttps://www.dougzarkin.com/Jeanniey Walden LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeanniey/Liftoff Website: https://liftoffcompany.com/Support the showSee what we look like; subscribe to our YouTube channelWatch the TV show"LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden" Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramTalk to us on FacebookMeet Jeanniey live - see where she will be next.
Ep 30: Ink and Insight: Crafting Stories from Life's Unique Experiences with Alex Bennett
Dec 20 2023
Ep 30: Ink and Insight: Crafting Stories from Life's Unique Experiences with Alex Bennett
Today’s guest is Alex Bennet, Bartender and Author of “A Shot of Oakies”. For most of his Alex has been working in restaurants in some capacity or another. As a teen he began washing dishes in his family’s place and over time, he filled every role in the business until, by my mid-twenties, he became the General Manager and ran the operations. In his early thirties he left and became a full-time professional bartender at a corporate restaurant.  During that time, Alex also returned to school and earned his Master’s Degree in Secondary Education with a certification to teach English. Alex always equates being a bartender with being a storyteller, so he combined his experience with his education and wrote A Shot of Oakies, the first of three books in the Olde Rosie Chronicles.  In this episode you’ll hear about Alex’s passion for literature, early career experiences, the intersection of education and work, and his book “A Shot of Oakies”. Authentic, inspirational and relatable discussions with inspirational business leaders, gaining insight into what inspires them and how they got to where they are today. These conversations offer actionable tips for listeners to create their own path to success and shatter whatever glass ceilings arise and overcome any obstacles on their personal journey.  Jeanniey Walden, Founder of Liftoff Enterprises, is the award-winning marketing, business & workplace expert and host of the TV show "LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden." Jeanniey dives into compelling conversations with incredible experts of all backgrounds to understand what makes them tick and expose how you, the viewer can learn from these experiences and start to "LiftOff."  Discussion PointsOrigin Story: Getting into Marketing, Branding, and AdvertisingPassion for Thinking HumanAdvice for New Graduates Entering the Marketing WorldBuilding a Personal BrandHandling Adversity and FailurePerfectionism and the 80/20 RuleSuccessful Failure and the Lessons LearnedMentorship and Leadership Resources:https://www.instagram.com/literarybooze/https://www.xlibris.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/849456-a-shot-of-oakies https://www.facebook.com/LiteraryBooze https://twitter.com/LiteraryBooze Jeanniey Walden LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeanniey/Liftoff Website: https://liftoffcompany.com/Support the showSee what we look like; subscribe to our YouTube channelWatch the TV show"LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden" Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramTalk to us on FacebookMeet Jeanniey live - see where she will be next.
Ep 29: From Antenatal Acquaintances to Dynamic Business Duo: Business Success Secrets of Cheeky Chompers
Sep 27 2023
Ep 29: From Antenatal Acquaintances to Dynamic Business Duo: Business Success Secrets of Cheeky Chompers
Today’s guests are Amy Livingstone and Julie Wilson, Co-Founders at Cheeky Chompers, the innovative British baby business. While on maternity leave at an antenatal class, Julie met Cheeky Chompers co-director Amy Livingstone. After numerous experiences of dropped or lost teethers the two identified a gap in the market, put their creative minds together and both the Neckerchew and Cheeky Chompers were born!Cheeky Chompers is now a multi award-winning brand with a wide product range of innovative baby products designed to make parents lives easier. They have sold in excess of 3 million products on over 1500 retailers around the world including John Lewis and the White Company and have distributors in 35 countries, including the United States and China in addition to a growing e-commerce business on Cheeky Chompers.com and Amazon worldwide.In this episode you’ll hear about how two new moms went into business together by taking an intuitive twist on everyday baby essentials, what keeps them motivated to grow the business, and the exclusive on what’s next for their company.Authentic, inspirational and relatable discussions with inspirational business leaders, gaining insight into what inspires them and how they got to where they are today. These conversations offer actionable tips for listeners to create their own path to success and shatter whatever glass ceilings arise and overcome any obstacles on their personal journey. Jeanniey Walden, Founder of Liftoff Enterprises, is the award-winning marketing, business & workplace expert and host of the TV show "LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden." Jeanniey dives into compelling conversations with incredible experts of all backgrounds to understand what makes them tick and expose how you, the viewer can learn from these experiences and start to "LiftOff."  Discussion PointsFrom Antenatal Acquaintances to Dynamic Business Duo New Moms' Mission to Transform the Parenting Experience Gains Momentum The Unstoppable Drive Behind Cheeky Chompers Overcoming Obstacles: From Navigating Challenges to Creating Innovations Testing the Waters with Focus Groups & Dragons’ Den TV ShowExpert Advice to Fuel Your Business Dreams A Glimpse into Tomorrow: What Lies Ahead for the Visionaries at Cheeky Chompers Royal Recognition: The Special Day Cheeky Chompers Shared with His Majesty King Charles Resources:Cheeky Chompers WebsiteCheeky Chompers TwitterCheeky Chompers FacebookCheeky Chompers InstagramAmy Livingstone LinkedInJulie Wilson LinkedInJeanniey Walden LinkedInLiftoff WebsiteSupport the showSee what we look like; subscribe to our YouTube channelWatch the TV show"LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden" Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramTalk to us on FacebookMeet Jeanniey live - see where she will be next.
Ep 28: The Business of Overcoming: Bita Safari’s Journey to Success
Sep 13 2023
Ep 28: The Business of Overcoming: Bita Safari’s Journey to Success
Today’s guest is Bita Safari, CEO at GiGO Clean Technology INC and President at Simply Crystal Clean.  In this episode you’ll hear about Bita’s unwavering resilience amidst multiple failures and her motivation, fueled by faith and self-belief, to keep pushing forward, all while drawing strength from a supportive community that helped turn her own problems into a helpful solution for families everywhere. Authentic, inspirational and relatable discussions with inspirational business leaders, gaining insight into what inspires them and how they got to where they are today. These conversations offer actionable tips for listeners to create their own path to success and shatter whatever glass ceilings arise and overcome any obstacles on their personal journey.  Jeanniey Walden, Founder of Liftoff Enterprises, is the award-winning marketing, business & workplace expert and host of the TV show "LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden." Jeanniey dives into compelling conversations with incredible experts of all backgrounds to understand what makes them tick and expose how you, the viewer can learn from these experiences and start to "LiftOff."  Discussion PointsGiGO Clean: Pioneering On-Demand Cleaning AppFrom Personal Problem to Thriving BusinessResilience Amidst Multiple FailuresMotivated by Faith and Self-BeliefAlways Moving ForwardCommunity SupportChildhood Dreams RealizedResources:Bita Safari LinkedIn GiGO Clean LinkedIn GiGO Clean Facebook GiGO Clean Twitter GiGO Clean Instagram Jeanniey Walden LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeanniey/Liftoff Website: https://liftoffcompany.com/Support the showSee what we look like; subscribe to our YouTube channelWatch the TV show"LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden" Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramTalk to us on FacebookMeet Jeanniey live - see where she will be next.
Ep 27: Embracing Transformation and Activating Your Potential with Gazelle Steenkamp
Aug 16 2023
Ep 27: Embracing Transformation and Activating Your Potential with Gazelle Steenkamp
Today’s guest is Gazelle Steenkamp, Life Design and Legacy Coach at Soul Spa Selah. She welcomes Christian women into a Soul Spa Experience where you gain clarity on your life purpose and are equipped to do life well! Gazelle can help you simplify and strategize the process to quickly activate your potential.Gazelle is no stranger to life reinventions and transformations due to multiple international relocations. She knows what it is like to start again in a new place, where no one knows you or what you have to offer. Gazelle is passionate about sharing these life-changing perspectives in her unique art inspired coaching curriculum.In this episode you’ll hear about when her eldest daughter was diagnosed with leukemia and she had to embrace a different rhythm of life, how she works to empower women through life design and legacy building, and exploring the 4 spaces that define a stagnant mindset. Authentic, inspirational and relatable discussions with inspirational business leaders, gaining insight into what inspires them and how they got to where they are today. These conversations offer actionable tips for listeners to create their own path to success and shatter whatever glass ceilings arise and overcome any obstacles on their personal journey. Jeanniey Walden, Founder of Liftoff Enterprises, is the award-winning marketing, business & workplace expert and host of the TV show "LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden." Jeanniey dives into compelling conversations with incredible experts of all backgrounds to understand what makes them tick and expose how you, the viewer can learn from these experiences and start to "LiftOff."  Discussion PointsRelocating to Amsterdam and her daughter's fight against leukemia.Learning to walk in a different way and live about the noise.Releasing inner obstacles to unlock new avenues.Establishing Soul Spa Selah with a focus on empowering women in life design and legacy building.Making space for the zero.Guiding and supporting women as they navigate their paths.Exploring the 4 Spaces that define a stagnant mindset.What is your ROE – return on emotions?Resources:Soul Spa Selah WebsiteGazelle’s FacebookGazelle’s InstagramJeanniey Walden LinkedInLiftoff WebsiteSupport the showSee what we look like; subscribe to our YouTube channelWatch the TV show"LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden" Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramTalk to us on FacebookMeet Jeanniey live - see where she will be next.
Ep 26: Family, Fearlessness & Finding Your Way: Steve Davis’s Entrepreneurial Journey
Jul 26 2023
Ep 26: Family, Fearlessness & Finding Your Way: Steve Davis’s Entrepreneurial Journey
Today’s guest is Steve Davis, Founder & CEO of GenTech Creative Concepts, a marketing agency engaged in helping small businesses, and small to medium enterprises, develop and grow across the digital space.What started as an entrepreneurial aspiration many years ago, has been a journey to founding an agency and helping businesses achieve their goals in the digital space.  A proud father of 4, Steve has had to juggle the work-life balance throughout his journey and is happy that he has found the kids are what keep him grounded as well as motivated.  In this episode you’ll hear about how Steve transitioned early on to a career as an Optician and multi-practice manger, his return to entrepreneurship, this time with family by one's side,  balancing family and entrepreneurship, and how embracing failure becomes a catalyst for personal and professional development.Authentic, inspirational and relatable discussions with inspirational business leaders, gaining insight into what inspires them and how they got to where they are today. These conversations offer actionable tips for listeners to create their own path to success and shatter whatever glass ceilings arise and overcome any obstacles on their personal journey. Jeanniey Walden, Founder of Liftoff Enterprises, is the award-winning marketing, business & workplace expert and host of the TV show "LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden." Jeanniey dives into compelling conversations with incredible experts of all backgrounds to understand what makes them tick and expose how you, the viewer can learn from these experiences and start to "LiftOff." Discussion PointsJuggling Parenthood and Business: Life as a father of 4Navigating Career Transitions: From Entrepreneurship to OphthalmologyCultivating Growth Within CompaniesEntrepreneurship Revisited: Building a Business with Family at HeartEmbracing Failure as a Path to Personal and Professional GrowthStrategic PivotingThe Motivating Force of Helping OthersThe Power of Word of MouthNext Generation Involvement: Deciding When to Introduce Kids to the Family BusinessResources:Steve Davis InstagramSteve Davis LinkedInGenTech WebsiteJeanniey Walden LinkedInLiftoff WebsiteSupport the showSee what we look like; subscribe to our YouTube channelWatch the TV show"LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden" Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramTalk to us on FacebookMeet Jeanniey live - see where she will be next.
Ep 25: Empowering Change: Pauline Geraci's Career, Publications, and Power of Self-Belief
Jul 12 2023
Ep 25: Empowering Change: Pauline Geraci's Career, Publications, and Power of Self-Belief
Today’s guest is Pauline Geraci, author, personal trainer, and fitness instructor. Pauline is a published author of two books about teaching in prison: Teaching on the Inside I and II. She has also self-published: Gifts of the Heart and Poems in Their Pockets. Pauline is a retired U.S. Army LTC., correctional educator, and gym owner. Today, she teaches Tai Chi/Qi Gong, Indoor Cycling, Strength Training and is a Personal Trainer. She loves to hike and garden but her passion is Pickleball. In this episode discover how Pauline’s career and life passion evolved as she shares her journey of creating change and witnessing its impact, her experience as an educator in correctional institutions and how to attain your goals while embracing self-belief and perseverance along the way.Authentic, inspirational and relatable discussions with inspirational business leaders, gaining insight into what inspires them and how they got to where they are today. These conversations offer actionable tips for listeners to create their own path to success and shatter whatever glass ceilings arise and overcome any obstacles on their personal journey. Jeanniey Walden, Founder of Liftoff Enterprises, is the award-winning marketing, business & workplace expert and host of the TV show "LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden." Jeanniey dives into compelling conversations with incredible experts of all backgrounds to understand what makes them tick and expose how you, the viewer can learn from these experiences and start to "LiftOff." Discussion PointsHow her career evolved, and her life passions unfoldedCreating change and witnessing the impactExperience as an educator in correctional institutionsHow challenging life experiences led to Gifts of The Heart and Poems in Their PocketsNavigating the path to self-publishingRehabilitating the image of incarcerated individualsPractical steps to attain your goalsSelf-belief and perseveranceResources:Pauline’s FacebookPauline’s InstagramPauline’s TwitterJeanniey Walden LinkedInLiftoff WebsiteSupport the showSee what we look like; subscribe to our YouTube channelWatch the TV show"LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden" Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramTalk to us on FacebookMeet Jeanniey live - see where she will be next.
Ep 24: Unveiling Workplace Culture Today – Irene Hendrick’s Best Advice for Workforce Enhancement
Jun 28 2023
Ep 24: Unveiling Workplace Culture Today – Irene Hendrick’s Best Advice for Workforce Enhancement
Today’s guest is Irene Hendricks, Chief People Officer at Acclara, a leading organization in Revenue Cycle Management. In her previous roles as CPO at DailyPay, PayJoy, and now Acclara Irene has worked with CEO’s and the company’s Boards of Directors to design and deliver human capital strategies that create business success.  Irene has worked across the disciplines of Talent Management, Talent Development, Talent Acquisition Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Total Rewards while building skilled Business Partner teams. She focuses on attracting, developing and retaining top talent in ways that align to the organization's core values.In this episode you’ll hear about Irene’s journey leveling up to C-suite roles in her career, workplace then v. now, and her best advice on how to improve the employee experience.Authentic, inspirational and relatable discussions with inspirational business leaders, gaining insight into what inspires them and how they got to where they are today. These conversations offer actionable tips for listeners to create their own path to success and shatter whatever glass ceilings arise and overcome any obstacles on their personal journey.  Jeanniey Walden, Founder of Liftoff Enterprises, is the award-winning marketing, business & workplace expert and host of the TV show "LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden." Jeanniey dives into compelling conversations with incredible experts of all backgrounds to understand what makes them tick and expose how you, the viewer can learn from these experiences and start to "LiftOff." Authentic, inspirational and relatable discussions with inspirational business leaders, gaining insight into what inspires them and how they got to where they are today. These conversations offer actionable tips for listeners to create their own path to success and shatter whatever glass ceilings arise and overcome any obstacles on their personal journey.  Jeanniey Walden, Founder of Liftoff Enterprises, is the award-winning marketing, business & workplace expert and host of the TV show "LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden." Jeanniey dives into compelling conversations with incredible experts of all backgrounds to understand what makes them tick and expose how you, the viewer can learn from these experiences and start to "LiftOff."  Discussion PointsIs HR the childhood dream job?Balancing your personal and professional lifeBeing vulnerable amongst your team membersWorkplace culture today Connecting on a personal level for stronger professional relationshipsHow remote work catalyzes team bondingPrioritizing the employee experienceApproach to Employee Surveys – Prioritize, Address, Move On to The NextEngaging colleagues in the process of building a better workplaceResources:Irene Hendricks LinkedInJeanniey Walden LinkedInLiftoff WebsiteSupport the showSee what we look like; subscribe to our YouTube channelWatch the TV show"LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden" Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramTalk to us on FacebookMeet Jeanniey live - see where she will be next.
Ep 23: Reclaiming the Power of Beauty Through Higher Education Opportunities with Francis Tesmer
Jun 21 2023
Ep 23: Reclaiming the Power of Beauty Through Higher Education Opportunities with Francis Tesmer
Today’s guest is Francis Tesmer global leader, entrepreneur, philanthropist, founder and CEO of Lead | ROLFS Global Institute. LEAD | ROLFS Global Institute is a revolutionary higher-education program that is designed to elevate a new era of leaders for the ever-changing world of beauty, powered by L'Oréal.Francis is currently the economic senator for the European Senate of Economy and has held many prominent global positions such as the President of the United Nations World Trade Point Federation of Germany. In addition to her professional successes, she continuously supports and collaborates with hundreds of non-profit organizations that help connect leaders from around the world to ensure positive changes everywhere. With her passion for women’s empowerment, social justice, economic growth, and sustainability, Francis has created the first ever bachelor's degree for beauty professionals worldwide. In this episode you’ll hear about the beauty revolution lead by Francis, her passion for empowering women with through makeup, and how she developed the first accredited degree program for beauticians.Authentic, inspirational and relatable discussions with inspirational business leaders, gaining insight into what inspires them and how they got to where they are today. These conversations offer actionable tips for listeners to create their own path to success and shatter whatever glass ceilings arise and overcome any obstacles on their personal journey. Jeanniey Walden, Founder of Liftoff Enterprises, is the award-winning marketing, business & workplace expert and host of the TV show "LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden." Jeanniey dives into compelling conversations with incredible experts of all backgrounds to understand what makes them tick and expose how you, the viewer can learn from these experiences and start to "LiftOff." Discussion PointsEmpowering women through makeupCreating the first accredited degree for beauty professionals worldwideLeveling up your education as a beauticianReclaiming the power of beauty and the power of beauticiansThe influence of a beautician in one’s lifeThe ultimate collaboration with L’OréalLead | Rolfs Global Institute program availabilityStudent success stories from the programScholarship opportunities available with the InstituteResources:Lead | Rolfs Global Institute Website Lead | Rolfs Global Institute Instagram Lead | Rolfs Global Institute Facebook Jeanniey Walden LinkedInLiftoff WebsiteSupport the showSee what we look like; subscribe to our YouTube channelWatch the TV show"LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden" Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramTalk to us on FacebookMeet Jeanniey live - see where she will be next.
Ep 22: Revolutionizing the Prenatal Supplement Industry with Joni Hanson Davis
Jun 14 2023
Ep 22: Revolutionizing the Prenatal Supplement Industry with Joni Hanson Davis
Today’s guest is Joni Hanson Davis, female founder of Kirkland, Washington Femtech company Beli, modernizing reproductive, prenatal, and fertility health based on the latest nutritional science with one small, yet significant act of a daily prenatal vitamin for both men and women. After a long successful career leading Fortune 500 companies and technology startups to IPO, Davis founded Beli in 2018 with a personal mission to address the growing crisis of infertility and modernize the stagnant prenatal vitamin market. Beli has grown organically to become a profitable company with a multi-million dollar run rate with a small investment from strategic angel investors in the direct to consumer space in less than two years. In this episode you’ll hear about Joni’s break into the prenatal supplements market, how our health today can impact the generations to come, and her methods to maintaining a collaborative work environment with a fully remote team.Authentic, inspirational and relatable discussions with inspirational business leaders, gaining insight into what inspires them and how they got to where they are today. These conversations offer actionable tips for listeners to create their own path to success and shatter whatever glass ceilings arise and overcome any obstacles on their personal journey. Jeanniey Walden, Founder of Liftoff Enterprises, is the award-winning marketing, business & workplace expert and host of the TV show "LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden." Jeanniey dives into compelling conversations with incredible experts of all backgrounds to understand what makes them tick and expose how you, the viewer can learn from these experiences and start to "LiftOff." Discussion PointsDiscovering your purpose and passion for a new journeyThe lack of innovation in the prenatal supplement industryThe critical nature of your wellness when trying to have a babyBuilding a community that wants to help each other’s journey to parenthood move forwardHow our health today can impact the generations to comeHer big shift from working in tech to prenatal supplementsLearning along the way and constantly growingHow she keeps her entirely remote team inspired and motivatedWork-life blend: Parenting as a CEOResources:Joni’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joni-hanson-davis-748b5b/ Beli Website: https://belibaby.com/ Jeanniey Walden LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeanniey/Liftoff Website: https://liftoffcompany.com/Support the showSee what we look like; subscribe to our YouTube channelWatch the TV show"LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden" Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramTalk to us on FacebookMeet Jeanniey live - see where she will be next.
Ep 21: The Journey Within: Finding Fitness, Building Confidence, and Leading A New Self with Erica Sunstein
Jun 7 2023
Ep 21: The Journey Within: Finding Fitness, Building Confidence, and Leading A New Self with Erica Sunstein
Today’s guest is Erica Sunstein, Miss New Jersey Earth. Rowan University alumni with a dual degree in Human Resources Management, General Managerial Studies, and a minor in Entrepreneurship, Erica has since become a commercial litigation agent and pre-litigation coach for a Fortune 100 company and customer support specialist for a startup software company. With a passion for animals, she advocates for no-kill shelters and has hosted a 5k run within her community that raised over $5,000.00 for the Voorhees Animal Orphanage, a shelter where her late lab was rescued from after Hurricane Sandy.  She’s also a loving foster mom to Solomon, an eight month old black lab, who is part of the Guide Dog Foundation - a nonprofit organization devoted to training and placing dogs with visually impaired individuals or disabled veterans at no charge.In this episode you’ll hear about Erica’s journey to becoming Miss New Jersey Earth, how fitness and pageantry guided her personal growth, and her involvement with America’s Vet Dogs and Guide Dog Foundation. Authentic, inspirational and relatable discussions with inspirational business leaders, gaining insight into what inspires them and how they got to where they are today. These conversations offer actionable tips for listeners to create their own path to success and shatter whatever glass ceilings arise and overcome any obstacles on their personal journey. Jeanniey Walden, Founder of Liftoff Enterprises, is the award-winning marketing, business & workplace expert and host of the TV show "LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden." Jeanniey dives into compelling conversations with incredible experts of all backgrounds to understand what makes them tick and expose how you, the viewer can learn from these experiences and start to "LiftOff."  Discussion PointsAdapting to new life transitionsOpportunities come when you take risksHealing early life co-dependencies and insecuritiesFinding fitness, gaining confidence, and leading a new selfThe mental challenges within pageantry that guided her personal growthGetting out of the habit of comparisonWorking on yourself, staying consistent, and not giving upLetting your passions/interests lead youHelping and giving back with America’s Vet Dogs and Guide Dog FoundationPieces of advice on building confidenceResources:Miss New Jersey Earth InstagramErica Sunstein InstagramJeanniey Walden LinkedInLiftoff WebsiteSupport the showSee what we look like; subscribe to our YouTube channelWatch the TV show"LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden" Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramTalk to us on FacebookMeet Jeanniey live - see where she will be next.
Ep 20: Modernizing Asset Exchanging through Blockchain Technology with Jarrett Preston
May 31 2023
Ep 20: Modernizing Asset Exchanging through Blockchain Technology with Jarrett Preston
Today’s guest is Jarrett Preston, CEO at Idoneus. He  is an expert in the field of “value for value exchange” within the luxury asset markets and has accumulated nearly 25 years of direct industry experience as a respected Strategic Advisor and C Level Executive. As Chief Executive Officer at Idoneus, Jarrett leads the development of the company’s short and long-term strategy and works closely with the Board and other members of the Executive Team to execute the company’s corporate strategy across all divisions.As Founder and Managing Partner of Obsidian International Asset Trading, he pioneered the modern world’s first firm dedicated solely to facilitating the direct trade of high-value physical assets. Jarrett and his team have built and overseen multibillion-dollar trade portfolios on behalf of clients located in more than 40 countries across five continents, representing nearly every class of physical asset.In this episode you’ll hear about how Jarrett has taken an ancient model of asset exchanging and created a modern approach, how mobility and diversification play a role in investing, and his best advice for when an investment strategy fails.Authentic, inspirational and relatable discussions with inspirational business leaders, gaining insight into what inspires them and how they got to where they are today. These conversations offer actionable tips for listeners to create their own path to success and shatter whatever glass ceilings arise and overcome any obstacles on their personal journey. Jeanniey Walden, Founder of Liftoff Enterprises, is the award-winning marketing, business & workplace expert and host of the TV show "LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden." Jeanniey dives into compelling conversations with incredible experts of all backgrounds to understand what makes them tick and expose how you, the viewer can learn from these experiences and start to "LiftOff." Discussion PointsModernizing an ancient model of asset exchangingWhat defines value for us personally and how do we convey that in the marketplace?Jarrett's thoughts on day trading Mobility, mobility, and mobility: understanding how to move in and out of different forms of valueInvesting in asset classes you knowTop asset investments that are movable and diversifiedLiquidity and Long-Term Investment AllocationWhat to do when your investment strategy fails Instinct vs. Informed Decision-Making in Investments Resources:Jarrett Preston LinkedInJarrett Preston WebsiteJarrett Preston InstagramIdoneus WebsiteJeanniey Walden LinkedInLiftoff WebsiteSupport the showSee what we look like; subscribe to our YouTube channelWatch the TV show"LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden" Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramTalk to us on FacebookMeet Jeanniey live - see where she will be next.
Ep 19: Unleashing Fearless Entrepreneurship: Tara’s Approach to Business Success
May 24 2023
Ep 19: Unleashing Fearless Entrepreneurship: Tara’s Approach to Business Success
Today’s guest is Tara Ackaway, CEO and Founder of Social Wise Communications LLC, an award winning public relations and social media firm based in New Jersey. She is an entertainment publicist, talent manager and social media strategist. Tara and her team assist businesses both large and small, non-profit organizations and are instrumental in launching large scale events, brand collaborations and so much more. She helps to tell their stories and achieve “buzz” by developing and implementing innovative ideas to identify new customers and build loyalty among existing customers. Tara’s clients have been featured by Good Morning America, Bravo TV, Netflix, The Drew Barrymore Show, Forbes, People, Black Enterprise, The New York Times, TechCrunch, and News 12 NJ to name a few. In this episode you’ll hear about Tara’s fearless and hardworking attitude that has taken her from freelancing in college to establishing her own business and leading a full team, how she utilizes LinkedIn to stay up to speed as a business owner, and her take on how ChatGPT is impacting the industry. Authentic, inspirational and relatable discussions with inspirational business leaders, gaining insight into what inspires them and how they got to where they are today. These conversations offer actionable tips for listeners to create their own path to success and shatter whatever glass ceilings arise and overcome any obstacles on their personal journey.  Jeanniey Walden, Founder of Liftoff Enterprises, is the award-winning marketing, business & workplace expert and host of the TV show "LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden." Jeanniey dives into compelling conversations with incredible experts of all backgrounds to understand what makes them tick and expose how you, the viewer can learn from these experiences and start to "LiftOff."  Discussion PointsThe value of networking and internshipsEducation versus real-world marketing experienceWays to stay current as a business owner Storytelling – what is the message that represents and resonates?Tara’s hands-on approach to keeping up with trends and new app featuresPutting yourself in a place to experimentKnowing when to pivot a strategyIs ChatGPT good for the industry?Standing out by creating deep, meaningful, authentic relationshipsResources:Tara’s LinkedinTara’s InstagramSocial Wise WebsiteSocial Wise InstagramSocial Wise FacebookSocial Wise TwitterJeanniey Walden LinkedInLiftoff WebsiteSupport the showSee what we look like; subscribe to our YouTube channelWatch the TV show"LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden" Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramTalk to us on FacebookMeet Jeanniey live - see where she will be next.
Ep 18: Ayurveda Unlocked: Balancing Your Mental & Physical Energies with Simmi Chopra
May 17 2023
Ep 18: Ayurveda Unlocked: Balancing Your Mental & Physical Energies with Simmi Chopra
Today’s guest is Simmi Chopra, Ayurvedic Practitioner at SIDH Ayur. Known as the best Ayurvedic Doctor in New York City, Chopra has a double Masters in Biostatistics and Molecular Biology from Rutgers University and JNU which makes her understand health problems from both mainstream as well as Ayurvedic perspective.The Ayurvedic perspective is based on the rejuvenation of your mind, body, and senses through changes in diet and lifestyle. Simmi holds workshops on Ayurveda in which she empowers people to start taking charge of their health and start eating, living mindfully according to Ayurvedic principles, and start being aware of the warning signs the body and mind give before a health problem can manifest. In this episode you’ll hear about the ayurvedic solutions to regulate your health, the importance of balancing your mind and body energies, and how to improve your digestive strength.Authentic, inspirational and relatable discussions with inspirational business leaders, gaining insight into what inspires them and how they got to where they are today. These conversations offer actionable tips for listeners to create their own path to success and shatter whatever glass ceilings arise and overcome any obstacles on their personal journey. Jeanniey Walden, Founder of Liftoff Enterprises, is the award-winning marketing, business & workplace expert and host of the TV show "LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden." Jeanniey dives into compelling conversations with incredible experts of all backgrounds to understand what makes them tick and expose how you, the viewer can learn from these experiences and start to "LiftOff."  Discussion PointsThe study of AyurvedaBeing in sync with natureYou don’t find Ayurveda, Ayurveda finds youWhen you can’t find a doctor, you become the doctorAyurveda for mind management Focus on balancing your mental energiesRegulating your energy through foodUnderstanding your digestive strengthAyurveda's personalized approachThe pickup of sharing information about Ayurveda through TikTokAyurveda in harmony with physical activity Resources:Simmi’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/simmi-chopra-43955329/Jeanniey Walden LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeanniey/Liftoff Website: https://liftoffcompany.com/Support the showSee what we look like; subscribe to our YouTube channelWatch the TV show"LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden" Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramTalk to us on FacebookMeet Jeanniey live - see where she will be next.
Ep 17: Seizing All Opportunities to Land Your Dream Career with Cindy Garnick
May 10 2023
Ep 17: Seizing All Opportunities to Land Your Dream Career with Cindy Garnick
Today’s guest is Cindy Garnick, CEO of Garnick Entertainment Media Group, LLC. Cindy is as multi-talented as her diverse roster of clients, ranging from TV personalities, TV hosts, authors, artists, musicians, and household brands, as well as experts in various verticals such as health and wellness, beauty, culinary arts, and finance. Cindy is an Executive TV Producer for Nationally Syndicated TV Talk Shows which have aired in the top 12 TV markets in the country and over the last 10 years she has earned titles as National Publicist, Award Winning Lifestyle TV & Morning Talk Show Executive Producer, Talent Booker, Sponsorship. In this episode you’ll hear about how chocolatey creations led to Cindy’s amazing career in TV, her tips for transitioning between industries, and how she stays on top of it all behind the scenes as a TV Producer.Authentic, inspirational and relatable discussions with inspirational business leaders, gaining insight into what inspires them and how they got to where they are today. These conversations offer actionable tips for listeners to create their own path to success and shatter whatever glass ceilings arise and overcome any obstacles on their personal journey.  Jeanniey Walden, Founder of Liftoff Enterprises, is the award-winning marketing, business & workplace expert and host of the TV show "LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden." Jeanniey dives into compelling conversations with incredible experts of all backgrounds to understand what makes them tick and expose how you, the viewer can learn from these experiences and start to "LiftOff."  Discussion PointsHow it all began…with chocolateTransition from working in the music industry to a TV showWhen it comes to what you want there are no boundariesSkills you lack can always be learnedTake every opportunity that comesShifting the focus from the obstacles to figuring out a solutionLife behind the cameraResources:Garnick Entertainment WebsiteCindy’s LinkedIn Jeanniey Walden LinkedInLiftoff WebsiteSupport the showSee what we look like; subscribe to our YouTube channelWatch the TV show"LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden" Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramTalk to us on FacebookMeet Jeanniey live - see where she will be next.
Ep 16: Defining Your Next Chapter: Career Pivot Tips from Darcy Bevelacqua
May 3 2023
Ep 16: Defining Your Next Chapter: Career Pivot Tips from Darcy Bevelacqua
Liftoff Journeys MOST EPIC FAIL!! Today’s guest is Darcy Bevelacqua, CEO of Successworks CX a boutique coaching firm specializing in helping people over 50 make a career transformation. Darcy began her career in publishing and teaching and soon moved into marketing. Over the years she worked for startups, small boutique consulting firms, and larger Fortune 500 companies including Accenture, American Express, Pfizer, Prodigy, Marriott, Citigroup, P&G, E*Trade, Revlon, Time Warner, and others. This episode is packed with Darcy’s best advice to define your new career direction, her experience helping people over 50 make a career shift, and…uh oh perhaps the BIGGEST FAIL recorded on Liftoff Journeys!!Authentic, inspirational and relatable discussions with inspirational business leaders, gaining insight into what inspires them and how they got to where they are today. These conversations offer actionable tips for listeners to create their own path to success and shatter whatever glass ceilings arise and overcome any obstacles on their personal journey. Jeanniey Walden, Founder of Liftoff Enterprises, is the award-winning marketing, business & workplace expert and host of the TV show "LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden." Jeanniey dives into compelling conversations with incredible experts of all backgrounds to understand what makes them tick and expose how you, the viewer can learn from these experiences and start to "LiftOff."  Discussion PointsFrom giving people advice to pursuing a new businessHow a change in value sparks a drive to do something that makes a difference in societySteps to finding your career directionHow to prepare yourself today for the career shift in your 50s/60s Should you seek additional training or focus on your own craft?Finding a mentor when you’re over 50Thoughts on reverse mentoringLiftoff Journeys BIGGEST MISTAKE Resources:Darcy Bevelacqua  LinkedInSuccessworks CX WebsiteJeanniey Walden LinkedInLiftoff WebsiteSupport the showSee what we look like; subscribe to our YouTube channelWatch the TV show"LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden" Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramTalk to us on FacebookMeet Jeanniey live - see where she will be next.
Ep 15: Strengthening the Mind Through Resilience with Kristin MacDermott
Apr 26 2023
Ep 15: Strengthening the Mind Through Resilience with Kristin MacDermott
Today’s guest is Kristin MacDermott, Founder & President of The MacDermott Method, a system designed to build resilience, including individual coaching, group training, and organizational consulting.In this episode you’ll hear about what sparked Kristin’s research on resilience, the focus of the MacDermott Method, Kristin’s book It Takes Two Minutes to Shift Your Mindset and Build Resilience, and altering your parent style to raise resilient kids.Authentic, inspirational and relatable discussions with inspirational business leaders, gaining insight into what inspires them and how they got to where they are today. These conversations offer actionable tips for listeners to create their own path to success and shatter whatever glass ceilings arise and overcome any obstacles on their personal journey. Jeanniey Walden, Founder of Liftoff Enterprises, is the award-winning marketing, business & workplace expert and host of the TV show "LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden." Jeanniey dives into compelling conversations with incredible experts of all backgrounds to understand what makes them tick and expose how you, the viewer can learn from these experiences and start to "LiftOff." Discussion PointsDeveloping a resiliency training curriculum from the disruptive life changing experiences that people have gone throughResilience reminders Two Minutes to Shift Your Mindset and Build Resilience The focus of the MacDermott MethodParenting courses Shift parenting from problem solving to active listeningAsk your children how they feel your parenting style is goingSocial media's impact on decision makingSchool wide resilience training Resources:It Takes Two Minutes BookMacDermott Method WebsiteKristin’s LinkedInMacDermott Method InstagramMacDermott Method FacebookJeanniey Walden LinkedInLiftoff WebsiteSupport the showSee what we look like; subscribe to our YouTube channelWatch the TV show"LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden" Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramTalk to us on FacebookMeet Jeanniey live - see where she will be next.
Ep 14: Leading with Communication in the World of B2B Tech - Tips from Patrick Ward
Apr 11 2023
Ep 14: Leading with Communication in the World of B2B Tech - Tips from Patrick Ward
Today’s guest is Patrick Ward, VP of Marketing for Rootstrap, a custom software development consultancy that digitally transforms companies like MasterClass & Google, along with A-List Celebrities like Tony Robbins & Snoop Dogg. Patrick is also the Founder of NanoGlobals, an expert-led platform that helps mid-size tech companies tap into global markets through remote hiring, offshoring, and international market expansion.In this episode, you’ll hear about Patrick’s degree hopping experience that led him to the world of B2B Tech, how he leads with communication and connection, the power of analogies, and the key communication elements to share with your CFO.Authentic, inspirational and relatable discussions with inspirational business leaders, gaining insight into what inspires them and how they got to where they are today. These conversations offer actionable tips for listeners to create their own path to success and shatter whatever glass ceilings arise and overcome any obstacles on their personal journey. Jeanniey Walden, Founder of Liftoff Enterprises, is the award-winning marketing, business & workplace expert and host of the TV show "LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden." Jeanniey dives into compelling conversations with incredible experts of all backgrounds to understand what makes them tick and expose how you, the viewer can learn from these experiences and start to "LiftOff."  Discussion PointsIt all started in college…from economics to finance to marketingB2B Tech is homeFinding creative ways to communicate and garner interestUsing the right phrases and words to connect with an audienceBest hack for writing content for audience comprehensionPower of analogies for understandingFocus on what matters to the people in position of power over your career trajectoryAsk them what does success look like in 6 month’s time?Key communication elements to share with CFOPreserve the human element of marketing Resources:Patrick’s LinkedInJeanniey Walden LinkedInLiftoff WebsiteSupport the showSee what we look like; subscribe to our YouTube channelWatch the TV show"LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden" Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramTalk to us on FacebookMeet Jeanniey live - see where she will be next.
Ep 13: Experience is the Key to Executive Success with Mike Baer
Apr 5 2023
Ep 13: Experience is the Key to Executive Success with Mike Baer
Today’s guest is Michael Baer a trusted thought leader and innovative global information services developer who most recently was a special advisor with DailyPay. Prior to that Michael was a managing editor overseeing domestic and international payroll news and analysis with Bloomberg Tax, previously BNA. He gained experience in payroll and human resources with Marriott, and later was the personnel manager for the Shanghai Hilton.Now, Michael specializes in elevating brand awareness and content creation for educational and promotional purposes, resulting in increased revenue and market-best customer satisfaction.In this episode, you’ll hear about Michael’s circuitous path to payroll and the power of experience early-on, having satisfaction in roles without the mindset of longevity, thoughts on alternative payment methods for employees, and his current career transition. Authentic, inspirational and relatable discussions with inspirational business leaders, gaining insight into what inspires them and how they got to where they are today. These conversations offer actionable tips for listeners to create their own path to success and shatter whatever glass ceilings arise and overcome any obstacles on their personal journey.  Jeanniey Walden, Founder of Liftoff Enterprises, is the award-winning marketing, business & workplace expert and host of the TV show "LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden." Jeanniey dives into compelling conversations with incredible experts of all backgrounds to understand what makes them tick and expose how you, the viewer can learn from these experiences and start to "LiftOff."  Discussion PointsIs Payroll the job children dream of?Michael’s unexpected turn into the payroll industryThe benefits of early experienceDrawing on past experiences to help in your current position Being goal drivenNot having the “this-is-it” momentMoving up and moving on – not staying in one place foreverSeeking roles that allow him to make positive contributionsA new career transition The debate on payroll and cryptoStaying true to your values when making career choices  Resources: Michael Baer LinkedinMichael Baer TwitterMichael Baer InstagramJeanniey Walden LinkedInLiftoff WebsiteSupport the showSee what we look like; subscribe to our YouTube channelWatch the TV show"LiftOff with Jeanniey Walden" Follow us on TwitterFollow us on InstagramTalk to us on FacebookMeet Jeanniey live - see where she will be next.