Together Digital Power Lounge, Women in Digital with Power to Share

Chief Empowerment Officer, Amy Vaughan

Digital is a demanding and competitive field. And women are still grossly underpaid & underrepresented. But we are not powerless; we have each other. Together Digital Power Lounge is your place to hear authentic conversations from women in digital who have power to share. Listen and learn from our amazing guests along with host Amy Vaughan, Owner and Chief Empowerment Officer of Together Digital. Together Digital is a diverse and collaborative community of women who work in digital who choose to share their knowledge, power, and connections. To learn more, visit www.togetherindigital.com.

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Strategic Partnerships
Jul 9 2024
Strategic Partnerships
Welcome to The Power Lounge, your go-to place for engaging conversations in the digital world. In this episode, our host, Amy Vaughn, delves into strategic partnerships with the insightful Bridget Murphy. Discover the importance of authentic generosity and reciprocity in building enduring relationships, both personal and professional. Bridget draws from her Disney background and entrepreneurial journey with Envision to share invaluable tips on effective partnership building. We'll explore understanding customer values, work-life balance, challenges faced by women in the workplace, marketing trends, partner marketing evolution, and fearless networking. Get ready for engaging book suggestions, negotiation tactics, and motivating success stories, including Bridget's Nickelodeon and Cranium Games ventures. Tune in for practical insights on thriving in the realm of partnerships.Featured in the EpisodeBridget MurphyEntertainment and Retail Brands | Speaker I Thought LeaderBridget’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/bridgetomurphyAmy Vaughan,Owner & Chief Empowerment OfficerLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amypvaughan/TakeawaysAuthentic Generosity and Relationship BuildingPartnership Strategies and MarketingMarketing Trends and Trust BuildingCommunity Building and NetworkingEvolution of Partnership MarketingSuccessful Partnership ExamplesPersonal Influence on BusinessQuotes"Recognizing priorities and resource allocation builds connections and shapes strategies." - Bridget Murphy"Know your target audience, connect with businesses, brands, or allies aligned with your vision." - Bridget MurphyChapters00:00 - Introduction01:42 - Exciting Journey: Disney to Envision06:01 - Disney Partners with Bank for Kids' Financial Education07:48 - Cranium's Success with Post Serial Partnership11:00 - Motherhood: Priorities and Flexibility19:10 - Misunderstood Demographic: TV Spot Research21:07 - Building Envision: Flexibility, Family, Growth24:05 - Networking, Fearlessness, Big Opportunities32:07 - Brand Trust for Small Businesses43:11 - Reciprocity in Relationships56:18 - Corporate to Personal Branding59:03 - OutroPowered by Heartcast MediaSupport the Show.
Rehumanize Your Networking
Jul 2 2024
Rehumanize Your Networking
Welcome to The Power Lounge, your go-to place for engaging conversations in the digital world. In this episode, our host, Amy Vaughn, dives into the delicate balance of authentic networking with marketing expert, author, and CEO Maryann Lombardi. Explore the transformative power of genuine relationships as Maryann shares her unique approach to evaluating connections, emphasizing intentional interactions and understanding others' needs. From dispelling myths about confidence to exploring AI's role in networking, this episode offers actionable insights for personal and professional growth through meaningful engagements. Join us in redefining networking and embracing the profound impact of authentic connections!Featured in the EpisodeMaryann LombardiExecutive Turned Founder | Author | Speaker | Creative Economy InnovatorMaryann’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maryann-lombardi/Amy Vaughan,Owner & Chief Empowerment OfficerLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amypvaughan/TakeawaysMisconceptions About ConfidenceNetworking as Daily EssentialAuthenticity and Connection in NetworkingChallenges in Authentic NetworkingBalancing Personal and Professional LifeUnique Value Proposition CommunicationIndustry Adaptation and Intentional NetworkingQuotes"Empathy is key in offering support—everyone deserves to be heard and cared for, wherever they may be." - Maryann Lombardi"Adapting skills to new industries and highlighting diverse talents add unique value across fields in career transitions." - Maryann LombardiChapters00:00 - Introduction01:30 - Balancing Passion and Purpose for Career and Life10:15 - Embracing Empathy and Open-Mindedness13:13 - Conquering Networking Challenges17:43 - Building Connections through Common Ground22:19 - Setting Intentions for Aimed Success29:25 - Reflecting on Experiences and Self-Worth36:26 - Redefining Networking and Valuing Time54:56 - Networking Shapes Careers01:00:33 - OutroPowered by Heartcast MediaSupport the Show.
Reinvention & The Power of Curiosity
Jun 25 2024
Reinvention & The Power of Curiosity
Welcome to The Power Lounge, your go-to place for engaging conversations in the digital world. In this episode, our host Amy Vaughn is joined by Yvette Simpson, a dynamic DEIB leader, attorney, and political strategist. Join Yvette on her journey of bold choices, fueled by curiosity, and learn about balancing personal and professional goals, decision fatigue, and intentional living. Discover Yvette's career transitions—from law to politics—and the importance of self-compassion and authenticity for women. Explore finding joy in work, community support, and seizing the moment for growth and happiness. Don't miss Yvette's advice on limitless dreaming and defying societal norms. Prepare to be inspired by Yvette Simpson's story and insights. Let's dive in!Featured in the EpisodeYvette SimpsonDEIB leader, Attorney, and Political Strategist.Yvette’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/theyvettesimpson/Amy Vaughan,Owner & Chief Empowerment OfficerLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amypvaughan/TakeawaysReinvention & The Power of CuriosityChildhood Traits and Early AspirationsConfronting Fears and Taking ControlAuthenticity and Societal ExpectationsPractical Assessments and Financial PlanningImportance of Self-Love and AuthenticityThe 4 S's of AuthenticityQuotes"Experience the power of change and witness the transformation that follows." - Yvette Simpson"Love yourself now, not for what you lack or seek, but for the incredible being you are today." - Yvette SimpsonChapters00:00 - Introduction01:07 - Purpose-driven Living Insights05:04 - Non-traditional Career Growth10:51 - Fearless Forward Movement14:25 - Career Transition and Inspiration20:25 - Authenticity: Self-Love and Knowledge26:08 - Finding Joy in Meaningful Work26:57 - Empowerment through Self-Awareness31:39 - Identity, Career Growth, and Change38:26 - Surrendering to Decision Fatigue40:45 - Balancing Sacrifices with Happiness43:25 - Dream Life Visualization46:16 - Positivity and Success Attraction51:03 - Age's Carefree Perspective55:53 - Sobriety Achievement and Mentorship59:53 - OutroPowered by Heartcast MediaSupport the Show.
When Women Take The Lead
Jun 18 2024
When Women Take The Lead
Welcome to The Power Lounge, your go-to place for engaging conversations in the digital world. In this episode, our host Amy Vaughn was joined by Krista Sande-Kerback, a leader in AI and digital transformation. Krista discusses the power of AI in history, ethical concerns, and the need for diverse voices. She emphasizes breaks in nature, solving small problems with love, and having fun. The talk covers gender gaps in leadership, the pandemic's impact on women in tech, job changes due to AI, and advice for women to future-proof their careers. Mentoring and real connections are vital for women's progress, as Krista shares inspiring stories. This conversation touches on responsible AI practices, gender equality in leadership, and celebrating women's success in tech. Dive into this energizing conversation filled with practical tips, stories, and a call to action. Let's get started!Featured in the EpisodeKrista Sande-KerbackGlobal Marketing Leader & Strategic AdvisorKrista’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristasande/Amy Vaughan,Owner & Chief Empowerment OfficerLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amypvaughan/TakeawaysImpact and Responsibility of AIWomen in Leadership and MentorshipCareer Growth Strategies and Global AllyshipAI's Role in Business TransformationQuotes"Generative AI's impact in HR, marketing, and customer service fuels a productivity revolution with advantages for women leaders."- Krista Sande-Kerback"Essential leadership skills include emotional intelligence, empathy, listening, coaching, mentoring, innovation, and creativity."- Krista Sande-KerbacChapters00:00 - Introduction05:59 - AI's Decades-Defining Impact08:30 - Women's Struggles in Tech and Marketing12:05 - Core Leadership Skills: EQ, Empathy, Innovation14:00 - AI's Word Suggestions and Learning Needs17:26 - AI's Travel Revolution, Similar to Cars20:21 - IBM's AI Governance Solutions26:01 - Prioritizing People Over Technology29:22 - Altman's Return and AI Gender Bias31:45 - Inspiring Women with the 3% Conference36:35 - Insightful External Group Exploration39:46 - Leveraging AI for Betterment and Trust43:37 - Empowering Women in Business through Mentoring50:21 - Valuable Support from Women Mentors51:33 - Women's Community as Vital Support57:51 - AI's Historical Impact: Guard Against Monoculture01:00:19 - OutroPowered by Heartcast MediaSupport the Show.
Shift Your Money Mindset
Jun 10 2024
Shift Your Money Mindset
Welcome to The Power Lounge, your go-to place for engaging conversations in the digital world. In this episode, our host Amy Vaughn was joined by our special guest Sarah Grace Mohr, COO and minority owner at The Prosperity People, championing women's empowerment and financial literacy. Sarah recounts her journey from financial struggle to empowerment, emphasizing how limiting beliefs affect money management. Gain practical tips on goal-setting, financial clarity, and aligning personal and business goals. Uncover the transformative potential of discovering your "prosperity place" and Sarah's guidance on financial literacy and curiosity for personal and financial success.Join us for actionable advice and transformative insights on The Power Lounge.Featured in the EpisodeSarah Grace MohrCOO of MACKEY and minority owner at The Prosperity PeopleSarah’s LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahgracemohr/Amy Vaughan,Owner & Chief Empowerment OfficerLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amypvaughan/TakeawaysFinancial Struggles & Overcoming ShameFinancial Goals & Building ConfidenceTransforming Businesses for ProsperityEconomic Empowerment & DevelopmentMoney Management & Financial LiteracyBalancing Joy, Work, and Financial ManagementQuotes"Transform your financial health by delving beyond surface fixes and embracing the deep roots of your money mindset." - Sarah Grace Mohr"Empower yourself through financial literacy, making money work for you, and aligning with what truly resonates in your life." - Sarah Grace MohrChapters00:00 - Introduction04:38 - Impact of Privilege and Tragedy10:02 - Battling Shame and Fear Post-Bankruptcy15:11 - Mindset Shifts: Financial Health Unveiled18:13 - Balancing Time, Money, and Joy19:56 - Transient Satisfaction vs. Anticipated Bliss23:57 - Embracing Slow Progress and Reflection30:41 - Redirecting and Managing Anger37:04 - Recognizing Privilege and Tools47:44 - Intuition in Action: Trusting Your Gut51:56 - Seeking Financial Peace for Fulfillment54:51 - OutroPowered by Heartcast MediaSupport the Show.
Balancing Ambition with Emotional Wellness | S3 E18
Jun 5 2024
Balancing Ambition with Emotional Wellness | S3 E18
Welcome to The Power Lounge_,_ where we explore the delicate balance between ambition and emotional wellness. In this episode, host Amy Vaughn discusses mental health during organizational changes with Dr. Akua Boateng, a licensed clinician. They cover career burnout, executive dysfunction, and post-work exhaustion, offering strategies like town hall meetings and wellness initiatives. The conversation also touches on challenges faced by women leaders and the importance of redefining success to include emotional well-being.Join us as we discover how integrating personal and professional goals can lead to a more fulfilling life.Featured in the EpisodeDr. Akua BoatengLicensed Psychotherapist | Emotional Wellness Consultant | Mental Health Expert | Ambition x Emotional WellnessDr. Akua’s LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/akua-k-boatengAmy Vaughan,Owner & Chief Empowerment OfficerLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amypvaughan/TakeawaysDifferentiating Burnout from Career ChangeExecutive Dysfunction and Post-Work FatigueEmotional Release and ExpressionImposter Syndrome DiscussionCultivating Personal EmpowermentMapping Emotional Wellness StrategiesLeadership Impact of Emotional WellnessBalancing Personal and Professional ObjectivesQuotes"Embrace vulnerability in leadership to spark change, inspire introspection, and honor humanity." - Dr. Akua Boateng"Understanding yourself is key to emotional wellness. Identify and transform harmful beliefs to shape a brighter path." - Dr. Akua BoatengChapters00:00 - Introduction06:20 - Hustle Culture's Impact12:00 - Key to Preventing Burnout17:26 - Addressing Belonging and Syndrome Challenges24:24 - Rethinking Success Beyond Material Achievements29:38 - Moving Beyond Monetary Goals35:00 - Empowerment through Intentions and Personal Agency46:23 - Demonstrating Humanity for Genuine Connections52:11 - Engagement through Celebrating and Collective Learning Experiences01:02:50 - Finding Decompression Time during Challenges01:04: 52 - OutroPowered by Heartcast MediaSupport the Show.
How to Pivot from You 9-5 to Entrepreneurship | Pamela Scott | S3 E17
May 28 2024
How to Pivot from You 9-5 to Entrepreneurship | Pamela Scott | S3 E17
Welcome to The Power Lounge, your go-to place for engaging conversations in the digital world. In today’s episode, host Amy Vaughn is joined by Pamela Scott, the founder of Breakthrough Lens, a distinguished production company specializing in visual storytelling. Together  they discuss Pamela's transition from a traditional job to entrepreneurship. Explore key strategies, self-awareness, financial assessments, client management, and mindfulness practices.Join us as we unravel practical guidance, personal stories, and empowering advice tailored for aspiring entrepreneurs on their journey to success.Featured in the EpisodePamela ScottFounder, Breakthrough Lens | Corporate Video Producer | Photographer | AuthorPamela’s LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/pameladianescott/Amy Vaughan,Owner & Chief Empowerment OfficerLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amypvaughan/TakeawaysTransitioning to entrepreneurship from a 9-5 jobSelf-awareness and coping mechanismsMindfulness, financial prep, and challengesFinancial preparation for entrepreneurshipCommunity importance and personal brandingOvercoming setbacks and client feedbackQuotes"Understanding our reactions to challenges and setbacks is vital on the path to success." - Pamela Scott"Embrace your authenticity as a brand and confidently showcase your uniqueness through effective marketing strategies." - Pamela ScottChapters00:00 - Introduction03:45 - Creating Personal Experiences for Professional Trust07:37 - Self-Awareness and Collaboration in Entrepreneurship10:06 - Business Ownership Boosting Self-Awareness18:48 - Networking and Skill Enhancement21:18 - Confidence Amid Entrepreneurial Challenges26:36 - Overcoming Entrepreneurial Delays31:46 - Seeking Clarity on the Entrepreneurial Drive41:21 - Power of Personal Branding43:02 - Authentic Photography Insights47:42 - Spontaneous Social Engagements50:16 - Embracing Growth Amidst Business Changes51:52 - OutroPowered by Heartcast MediaJoin us in empowering women in digital—donate or apply to the Together Foundation today!Support the Show.
Beyond Happiness, A Satisfaction Revolution | Jennifer Guttman | S3 E16
May 15 2024
Beyond Happiness, A Satisfaction Revolution | Jennifer Guttman | S3 E16
Welcome to The Power Lounge, your go-to place for engaging conversations in the digital world. In today’s episode, join us as we deep dive into life satisfaction with our host Amy Vaughn and our special guest, renowned clinical psychologist Jennifer Guttman. Jennifer explores the theme "Beyond Happiness: A Satisfaction Revolution," revealing the keys to enduring contentment and strategies to navigate digital challenges.Gain actionable advice on resilience, stress management, and fulfilling both personal and professional aspects of life. Don't miss out on this transformative conversation!Featured in the EpisodeJennifer GuttmanLicensed Clinical Psychologist, Author & MotivatorJennifer’s LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferguttman/Amy Vaughan,Owner & Chief Empowerment OfficerLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amypvaughan/TakeawaysThe Motivation Behind Life SatisfactionFundamentals of Happiness vs. SatisfactionTechniques for Boosting ConfidenceAddressing Misconceptions Surrounding HappinessPractical Steps Toward Life SatisfactionCognitive Behavioral Therapy and Stress ManagementQuotes"In high-pressure environments, steer clear of mental traps and focus on moving forward swiftly, leaving past conversations behind." - Jennifer Guttman“Embrace challenges, seek growth, and find validation within yourself, not from external sources." - Jennifer GuttmanChapters00:00 - Introduction02:06 - Exploring Everlasting Satisfaction04:20 - Pursuing Purpose and Innovation10:19 - Techniques for Fast-Paced Success11:58 - Overcoming Negativity Bias16:32 - Authentic Choices for Fulfillment24:55 - Decisions: Understanding the Guesswork26:23 - Building Resilience and Assertiveness34:05 - Managing Negative Feedback48:06 - Balancing Priorities and Growth50:45 - Embracing Success and Struggle58:17 - OutroPowered by Heartcast MediaSupport the Show.
Short-Form Video for Business Growth | Keenya Kelly | S3 E15
May 6 2024
Short-Form Video for Business Growth | Keenya Kelly | S3 E15
Welcome to The Power Lounge, your go-to place for engaging conversations in the digital world. In today’s episode, we delve into short-form video marketing with Keenya Kelly, CEO of Keenya Kelly LLC. We explore the impact of vertical videos on business success. Keenya shares her journey from network marketing to TikTok fame, where she amassed a massive audience and generated $22 million in revenue. Discover the power of targeted video content, tackle marketing nuances, and uncover future trends. Whether you're just starting out or already established, learn how to leverage short-form videos for success.Featured in the EpisodeKeenya KellyMarketing Strategist & Professional Speaker, Book Author, CEO of If You brand ItKeenya’s LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/keenyakelly/Keenya’s WebsiteKeenya’s FacebookAmy Vaughan,Owner & Chief Empowerment OfficerLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amypvaughan/TakeawaysIntroduction to Vertical Video MarketingStrategic Insights into Video MarketingEffective Communication and Representation StrategiesCrafting Content for EngagementAdapting to Changing Platform DynamicsNavigating Challenges in Video MarketingEnhancing Audience Engagement with AuthenticityQuotes"Clear goals drive video marketing success, shifting focus from viral fame to delivering substantial value." - Keenya Kelly"Engaging authentically on platforms like TikTok or Instagram involves sharing genuine experiences that deeply resonate with your audience." - Keenya KellyChapters00:00 - Introduction03:05 - Overcoming Adversity: Poverty to Success09:29 - Understanding TikTok's Algorithm15:00 - Effective Communication via Email and Social Media21:14 - Unleashing TikTok's Business Potential24:33 - Crafting Engaging Content for Audiences26:52 - Building Lasting Connections through Authenticity38:40 - On-Camera Confidence and Representation39:51 - Diversity in Marketing Efforts46:14 - College Marketing Class Sparks Innovation53:53 - Navigating Online Sharing Decisions55:25 - OutroPowered by Heartcast MediaSupport the Show.
Data Driven Personalization | Zontee Hou | Power Lounge S3 E14
Apr 29 2024
Data Driven Personalization | Zontee Hou | Power Lounge S3 E14
Welcome to The Power Lounge, your go-to place for engaging conversations in the digital world. In today's episode, we explore data-driven personalization with the insightful Zontee Hou, a leader in digital marketing. Discover how top brands like Kay's Jewelry and Cole Haan use personalized experiences to enhance customer connections. From machine learning to practical tips on team knowledge sharing, Zontee covers it all. Learn from her expertise in her book, "Data Driven Personalization," designed for marketers seeking a strategic edge. Join us for a deep dive into the world of personalized marketing.Featured in the EpisodeZontee HouMarketing Advisor & Speaker, Managing DirectorZontee’s LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/zonteehou/Amy Vaughan,Owner & Chief Empowerment OfficerLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amypvaughan/Takeaways:Primary Topics:Building Customer Relationships Through DataData Utilization StrategiesBalancing Personalization with PrivacyTech Advances in MarketingFramework for Data-Driven ApproachesCultivating Learning CulturePrivacy-Personalization NavigationQuotes"The essence of effective personalization lies in understanding our customers' desires and challenges.” - Zontee Hou"Data literacy empowers team members to craft dynamic strategies, fostering innovation collectively and breaking free from traditional analytical confines." - Zontee HouChapters00:00 - Introduction04:53 -  Interactive Digital Upbringing07:47 - Strategic Guide for Data-Driven Marketers10:53 - Overcoming Education and Resource Challenges13:29 - Tackling Intrusive Advertising19:38 - Prioritizing Customer Relations and Data Literacy27:05 -  Unifying Data, Team Empowerment, AI Utilization32:23 - Balancing Privacy and Personalization39:52 - Insightful Community Understanding and Data Trends41:45 -  Essential Process Documentation for Business Triumph49:39 - Business Evolution with Machine Learning and Language Models53:01 - Customer Engagement Strategies: Surveys and Questions54:43 - OutroPowered by Heartcast MediaSupport the Show.
Becoming the ME-EO of Your Career | Lori Sullivan | Power Lounge S3 E13
Apr 23 2024
Becoming the ME-EO of Your Career | Lori Sullivan | Power Lounge S3 E13
Join us for a live podcast event with guest Lori Sullivan, a trailblazer in career diversity and personal brand empowerment. Lori's journey, spanning 25 years, defies the traditional career trajectory, showcasing the power of embracing multiple passions and skills. In an era where the old model of lifelong allegiance to a single career path is fading, Lori advocates for the ME-EO mindset – a paradigm shift where individuals craft a portfolio of skills and income streams. Through her experience in marketing leadership at esteemed companies like General Motors and MRM//McCann, Lori illustrates the value of traversing the career jungle gym and discovering one's unique talents beyond job titles. As a business strategist, Gallup Certified career coach, and published photographer focused on sustainability, Lori embodies the essence of a successful modern career – one that's multifaceted, fulfilling, and continuously evolving. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how you too, can redefine success on your terms.ABOUT LORI:Lori Sullivan is a multi-passionate who has spent the last 25 years climbing up, down, and around the career jungle gym. She worked most of those years in marketing leadership positions at General Motors and MRM//McCann before venturing out on her own. Today, she is a business strategist and Gallup Certified career coach. On the side, she is a photographer with a passion for sustainability having published her first book - One Shade Greener at Home - in 2023.Featured in the EpisodeLori SullivanBusiness Leader, Strategist & AuthorMake An Appointment with LoriAmy Vaughan,Owner & Chief Empowerment OfficerLINKSStratify CollectiveOne Shade GreenerWhat is Gallop Certified?The Jungle Gym AnalogyMore Than My TitleBusiness Model YOUThe SearchTakeaways:Organizational Support for Employee GrowthThe Role of Mentoring and CoachingAcknowledging Personal StrengthsBalance in Passion and ProfessionCareer Development ResourcesEmbracing the MEO MindsetManaging Career Gaps and ExperienceQuotes"The efforts we put into our work are just as vital in crafting the life we desire."- Lori Sullivan"Be a curious storyteller who crafts words to inspire and connect, delving into diverse perspectives to spark meaningful conversations."-- Lori SullivanChapters00:00 - Introduction04:17 - Women in Workforce: Navigating Life Stages07:22 - Business Strategy in Personal Life11:12 - Personal Background: Assessment Introduction14:26 - Self-Awareness and Strengths Acknowledgment19:22 - Exploring Careers through Job Shadowing24:29 - Unveiling Career Themes from Past25:31 - Creative to Business Management TSupport the Show.
Demystifying Product Management | Ksenia Boyer | S3 E12
Apr 15 2024
Demystifying Product Management | Ksenia Boyer | S3 E12
In this conversation we will challenge the myth of a singular path, debunking stereotypes perpetuated by industry giants. Our seasoned speaker, drawing from 18 years in diverse corporate roles, shares insights on navigating the complexities of product management. Learn how to advocate for crucial resources, mentorship, and training, ensuring success in this pivotal role. Join us for an exploration into the nuanced transition from individual contributor to influential manager, with a focus on digital etiquette and transformative leadership practices.Don't miss this opportunity to glean wisdom from our expert speaker's rich and varied experiences.ABOUT KSENIA:After 18 years in the corporate world, wearing various hats from project management, to clinical research associate, patient advocate engagement manager, product manager, people manager - I'm now on a wonderful and at times scary and lonely journey of embarking on my own. I am presently focused on providing coaching, facilitation and product management "priming" - helping teams and companies create the rigor and environment to truly benefit from a product management mindset. I also have a passion for helping individuals step into product management with open eyes, and from there how best to pivot into a management position - from doer to influencer. Not a given, and not something most companies manage to support very well. Finally, I love speaking with leaders and teaching them the importance of intentionally focusing on digital etiquette and training on tools for their employees. It's fascinating to see how teams and organizations transform (for the better!) when this is at the heart of company values.Kseina’s LinkedInKseina’s WebsiteKseina Boyer ConsultingTakeaways:Customer-Centric Leadership and AuthenticityWomen in Digital and Product Management ChallengesPrioritization Strategies and ReflectionsTransitioning to Product Management: Advice and StrategiesAI vs. Human Empathy in Product ManagementRole Confusion in Companies and Tactical LeadershipWorkplace Empowerment and InclusivityChapters00:00 - IntroductionEmbracing Rest, Shifting to Healthcare Innovation00:17 - Exploring New Skills in Startup Environment07:41 - Reflecting on Leadership, Allyship, and Technical Support13:00 - Unlocking the Power of "Because" in Language15:45 - Women's Impact in Technology Leadership, Nurturing Confidence19:39 - Tech Interview Humility and Skill Balance21:30 - Passion for Product Management in Varied Industries25:32 - Delving into Product Management's Significance and Challenges29:00 - LinkedIn Thought Leaders for Professional Growth33:26 - Team Dynamics, Agile Development, and Vision Setting34:30 - Key Factors in Design and Tool Selection39:20 - Job Search Insights and Reflective Journey43:31 - Cultivating Innovation in Product Management Roles47:28 - Navigating Digital Etiquette in Communication Platforms51:22 - Mentorship's Role in Strategic Refinement53:02 - The Three C's: Collaborate, Communicate, Create Safe Spaces55:50 - Prioritization Techniques for Effective Task Management59:40 - OutroSupport the Show.
Podcast Strategies For Business Revenue | Molly Rulland | S3 E11
Apr 5 2024
Podcast Strategies For Business Revenue | Molly Rulland | S3 E11
ABOUT TOGETHER DIGITALWe are a national community of influential women in digital – who choose to share their knowledge, power, and purpose by coming together to make meaningful connections and deeper conversations happen so we all move forward, faster.Join the movement.ABOUT THE LOUNGELooking for more purpose, fulfillment, and professional and personal development?Be a part of our LIVE podcast audience and end your week with Together Digital's Chief Empowerment Officer, Amy Vaughan as she hosts authentic conversations with women in digital who wish to see change or be the change within their industry.THIS WEEK'S TOPIC:When Molly Rolland, the visionary behind Heartcast Media, graced our studio, we didn't just chat—we embarked on a journey through the soulful side of podcasting. Molly's narrative isn't your everyday success tale; it's a profound reflection on finding joy in our work and the magic that unfolds when we align with our true values. From her multimedia origins to pioneering Heartcast Media, she imparts wisdom on the potency of purpose-driven content creation and strategic marketing that goes beyond typical advertisement noise. Podcasting isn't just about the numbers game—the real jackpot lies within authentic connections and strategic relationships that outshine any download stats. I opened up about an epiphany from a women's retreat, a lesson in active listening that reshaped the way I approach relationship building through my podcast. Molly and I dissect the importance of selecting impactful guests and how investing in resonant communities can foster partnerships, enriching not only your professional endeavors but also the tapestry of your life. This episode peels back the layers of the podcasting industry, revealing the heart and strategy needed to cultivate a podcast that thrives on genuine interactions.Content is king, yes, but authenticity is the crown jewel—especially in the world of podcasting. As we navigate the creation of compelling narratives and master the art of guesting, the discussion turns to the significance of maintaining your unique voice amidst a cacophony of social media. Molly and I share actionable insights on honing your pitch, the art of guiding a conversation back to relevant topics, and the power of a clear call-to-action. We also gaze into the crystal ball of podcasting's future, contemplating its potential to deepen our connections and share our multifaceted personal brands with the world. LINKSHeartcast MediaMolly's LinkedInMolly's WebsiteWhat is Pirate Radio?Book with HeartcastWhat is Parasocial Relationships?Sponsored by: COhatchCOhatch is a new kind of shared work, social, and family space built on community. Members get access to workspace, amenities like rock walls and sports simulators, and more to live a fully integrated life that balances work, family, well-being, community, and giving back. COhatch has 31 locations open or under construction nationwide throughout Ohio, Indiana, Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee.Support the Show.
Joyful Entrepreneurship: Redefining Success | Paulette Piñero | S3 E10
Mar 19 2024
Joyful Entrepreneurship: Redefining Success | Paulette Piñero | S3 E10
ABOUT TOGETHER DIGITALWe are a national community of influential women in digital – who choose to share their knowledge, power, and purpose by coming together to make meaningful connections and deeper conversations happen so we all move forward, faster.Join the movement.ABOUT THE LOUNGELooking for more purpose, fulfillment, and professional and personal development?Be a part of our LIVE podcast audience and end your week with Together Digital's Chief Empowerment Officer, Amy Vaughan as she hosts authentic conversations with women in digital who wish to see change or be the change within their industry.Register now and reserve your seat.THIS WEEK'S TOPIC:Imagine launching a nonprofit at the tender age of 11 and blossoming into a beacon of inspiration for women of color and gender-expansive entrepreneurs. That's the extraordinary narrative of Paulette Panero, CEO of Unstoppable Latina LLC, who joins us to share her electrifying journey. We unpack the seismic shifts in entrepreneurship, where personal stories are the lifeblood of a brand and individual superpowers dictate market presence. Paulette's insights illuminate the path to not just entrepreneurial success, but also joy and fulfillment, underlining the potency of authenticity and the shared tapestry of our experiences in the business landscape.Our conversation with Paulette takes us through the strategic labyrinth that entrepreneurs must brave, underlining the triad of leadership responsibilities: vision, roadmap, and motivation. We dissect the dire consequences of skimping on a comprehensive business plan and celebrate the art of crafting a strategic roadmap that's the very soul of one's venture. Deliberations on brand audits, pricing frameworks, and digital footprints serve as a reminder that a well-orchestrated strategy is paramount to attracting the right clientele and seizing the opportunities that resonate with our core values.But what's triumph without joy? This episode elevates the notion that entrepreneurship is as much about finding personal elation as it is about financial success. We probe the essence of joy, distinct from transient happiness or superficial fun, and champion the pursuit of purpose-driven work that respects our boundaries and fosters collaboration. Our dialogue circles back to the critical role of communities and the wisdom of navigating advice with a discerning mind, ensuring that the entrepreneurial journey, while speckled with solitude, is also rich with support, growth, and a sense of belonging. Join us as we traverse these empowering themes, promising a wellspring of inspiration for your entrepreneurial spirit.LINKSPaulette’s LinkedInUnstoppable Latina Paulette's InstagramSponsored by: COhatchCOhatch is a new kind of shared work, social, and family space built on community. Members get access to workspace, amenities like rock walls and sports simulators, and more to live a fully integrated life that balances work, family, well-being, community, and giving back. COhatch has 31 locations open or under construction nationwide throughout Ohio, Indiana, Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee.Support the Show.
Grow Your Business Faster with a "Bullseye" Brand | Mallika Malhotra | Power Lounge S3 E09
Mar 13 2024
Grow Your Business Faster with a "Bullseye" Brand | Mallika Malhotra | Power Lounge S3 E09
ABOUT TOGETHER DIGITALWe are a national community of influential women in digital – who choose to share their knowledge, power, and purpose by coming together to make meaningful connections and deeper conversations happen so we all move forward, faster.Join the movement.ABOUT THE LOUNGELooking for more purpose, fulfillment, and professional and personal development?Be a part of our LIVE podcast audience and end your week with Together Digital's Chief Empowerment Officer, Amy Vaughan as she hosts authentic conversations with women in digital who wish to see change or be the change within their industry.Register now and reserve your seat.THIS WEEK'S TOPIC:As Malika pivoted from capturing life's picturesque moments to becoming a guru of brand photography and strategy in the vibrant corridors of New Jersey, the conversation shifts to the heartbeat of her strategy—adaptability. Malika and I traverse the path less traveled, emphasizing the magnetic allure of niche branding amid a sea of competition. We revisit tales of women entrepreneurs who harness their maternal instincts to spur innovation, dismantling the myth that professional aspirations must be tamed in the presence of parental duties. This episode is a masterclass in leveraging your "special sauce" to create an authentic, engaging brand narrative, complete with the courage to demand what you are truly worth.Closing the loop, our discussion pivots to the actionable steps female entrepreneurs can take to etch their legacy in the annals of business. We underscore the significance of storytelling, the art of captivating your audience, and establishing a brand presence that stands the test of time. Malika's words serve as a rallying cry for women-owned businesses to support each other, sharing the wisdom that will propel us into the future. As we bid farewell to our listeners, we invite you to join hands in a collective journey of growth, empowerment, and the pursuit of crafting a brand that is as fearless as the women behind it.LINKSMallika’s LinkedInMallika’s InstagramMallika Malhotra Co.Check out Mallika’s Brand Visibility BoosterConvertkitTrelloNotionPower Lounge S3 E08Cindy GallopIf We Ran The WorldTogether Digital PodcastSponsored by: COhatchCOhatch is a new kind of shared work, social, and family space built on community. Members get access to workspace, amenities like rock walls and sports simulators, and more to live a fully integrated life that balances work, family, well-being, community, and giving back. COhatch has 31 locations open or under construction nationwide throughout Ohio, Indiana, Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, and TenneSupport the Show.
Is Your Team Generative AI Ready? | Katie Robbert | Power Lounge S03 E08
Feb 27 2024
Is Your Team Generative AI Ready? | Katie Robbert | Power Lounge S03 E08
ABOUT TOGETHER DIGITALWe are a national community of influential women in digital – who choose to share their knowledge, power, and purpose by coming together to make meaningful connections and deeper conversations happen so we all move forward, faster.Join the movement.ABOUT THE LOUNGELooking for more purpose, fulfillment, and professional and personal development?Be a part of our LIVE podcast audience and end your week with Together Digital's Chief Empowerment Officer, Amy Vaughan as she hosts authentic conversations with women in digital who wish to see change or be the change within their industry.Register now and reserve your seat.THIS WEEK'S TOPIC:Unlock the secrets to thriving in the AI evolution with the inimitable Katie Rebair, CEO of Trust Insights, as she takes us through her Five P Framework for Success. Katie's journey is as remarkable as her expertise, transitioning from a film degree to commanding a leading analytics firm, all while embracing the "bossy" label as a leader who empowers and guides. Her multidisciplinary background enriches our conversation with insights on the importance of fostering team success across various industries and the power of leadership that harnesses individual strengths for collective gain.Data and compliance in healthcare have never been more critical, and this episode reveals the intricate dance of managing patient information amidst the tech boom. Reflecting on the healthcare sector's past, I contrast the outdated methods with today's generative AI capabilities that promise revolutionized patient data management. Together, Katie and I underscore the delicate balance required to safeguard privacy while embracing innovation, showcasing the human-centric decision-making at the core of the 5P framework.Leadership transcends industry boundaries, and this deep dive with Katie Rebair proves just that. We explore the art of moving from data-driven decision-making to navigating the unique challenges faced by a soft-spoken female CEO in a male-dominated tech space. Our discussion is rife with strategies for overcoming gender biases and the profound impact of active listening and agile methodologies in enhancing collaboration and project management – all while keeping the human connection paramount. Join us for a session that uniquely connects the dots between data, technology, and the undeniable power of personal touch in professional spheres.LINKSKatie’s LinkedInKatie’s WebsiteTrust Insights Women in AnalyticsWhat is Shiny Object SyndromeSo What LivestreamSponsored by: COhatchCOhatch is a new kind of shared work, social, and family space built on community. Members get access to workspace, amenities like rock walls and sports simulators, and more to live a fully integrated life that balances work, family, well-being, community, and giving back. COhatch has 31 locations open or under construction nationwide throughout Ohio, Indiana, Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, GSupport the Show.
From The Sidelines To The Spotlight  | Sally Z | Power Lounge S3 E07
Feb 20 2024
From The Sidelines To The Spotlight | Sally Z | Power Lounge S3 E07
ABOUT TOGETHER DIGITALWe are a national community of influential women in digital – who choose to share their knowledge, power, and purpose by coming together to make meaningful connections and deeper conversations happen so we all move forward, faster.Join the movement.ABOUT THE LOUNGELooking for more purpose, fulfillment, and professional and personal development?Be a part of our LIVE podcast audience and end your week with Together Digital's Chief Empowerment Officer, Amy Vaughan as she hosts authentic conversations with women in digital who wish to see change or be the change within their industry.Register now and reserve your seat.THIS WEEK'S TOPIC:Imagine stepping onto a stage, the spotlight hits, and your heart races—but you command the room with unwavering confidence. That's the art Sally Daisy, a luminary TEDx speaker and coach, teaches women to master. On Power Lounge, we embark on a meaningful exploration of speaking as both an empowerment tool and a cornerstone of leadership, dissecting the barriers that often silence women's voices in the public sphere. Sally's transformative journey from high school orator to sought-after professional speaker underpins our discussion, providing a beacon of inspiration for all women seeking to harness the potency of their own voices.Have you ever felt a surge of anxiety before addressing a crowd or battled with the nagging doubt of imposter syndrome? You're not alone, and this episode is your antidote. Together with Sally, we unravel the tapestry of common speaking challenges, emphasizing the triumph of authenticity and connection over the elusive pursuit of perfection. We delve into the joy of uncovering your unique communication style, the freedom found in self-trust, and the vital role mindset plays in public speaking. For anyone looking to conquer the podium and leave a lasting impression, our conversation illuminates the path to presence and empowerment.Authenticity, vulnerability, and the embracing of our multifaceted lives are the melodies that resonate most deeply with listeners. Sally and I share strategies to navigate the universal fear of public speaking, from embracing our human moments to fostering a supportive community. This episode is a treasure trove of wisdom for anyone ready to step into their power and let their voice echo across stages, boardrooms, and beyond. Sally Daisy's insights are a standing ovation to the transformative power of public speaking, and you're invited to join the conversation.LINKS:Speaking Story by Sally ZSally's LinkedInSally's PodcastTarita PrestonSponsored by: COhatchCOhatch is a new kind of shared work, social, and family space built on community. Members get access to workspace, amenities like rock walls and sports simulators, and more to live a fully integrated life that balances work, family, well-being, community, and giving back. COhatch has 31 locations open or under construction nationwide throughout Ohio, Indiana, Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, and TennesseeSupport the Show.
Claim Your Career Happiness | Julie Bauke | Power Lounge S3 E06
Feb 12 2024
Claim Your Career Happiness | Julie Bauke | Power Lounge S3 E06
ABOUT TOGETHER DIGITALWe are a national community of influential women in digital – who choose to share their knowledge, power, and purpose by coming together to make meaningful connections and deeper conversations happen so we all move forward, faster.Join the movement.ABOUT THE LOUNGELooking for more purpose, fulfillment, and professional and personal development?Be a part of our LIVE podcast audience and end your week with Together Digital's Chief Empowerment Officer, Amy Vaughan as she hosts authentic conversations with women in digital who wish to see change or be the change within their industry.Register now and reserve your seat.THIS WEEK'S TOPIC:Welcome to the Power Lounge, the place where the quest for career happiness is more than just a dream—it's a tangible goal that you can grasp. Alongside career development sage Julie Balkie, we're peeling back the layers on what it truly means to find joy in your work. From aligning your passions with market demands to overcoming the fear that clings to the heels of change, we've got your roadmap ready. It’s time to swap the dead weight of an unfulfilling job for a career that lights up your life, and we're here to show you how.Dive into the heart of the matter with a look at the ever-shifting landscape of the workplace—where the rules of the career game are being rewritten every day. We tackle the tough questions, like how to keep your skills sharp in a world that doesn’t slow down, and the necessary steps to ensure your career path complements the rest of your life chapters. Julie and I share our thoughts on why embracing personal responsibility for your professional growth isn't just good practice; it's essential for navigating the modern workforce. Say goodbye to the bygone era of lifelong company tenure and hello to a career that evolves with you.Wrapping up this journey, we uncover the transformative power of networking, and it's not just about collecting business cards. Julie and I break down the art of creating meaningful connections, tapping into the wellspring of resilience when setbacks hit, and how to own your career narrative with confidence. Our discussions span the gamut from the importance of self-awareness to the rejuvenation found in life's intentional pauses. So close that job search tab, grab a comfortable seat, and let's step confidently into a future where your career happiness isn't just a possibility—it’s your new reality.LINKSThe Bauke GroupJulie's LinkedInPower Lounge S3 E03Sponsored by: COhatchCOhatch is a new kind of shared work, social, and family space built on community. Members get access to workspace, amenities like rock walls and sports simulators, and more to live a fully integrated life that balances work, family, well-being, community, and giving back. COhatch has 31 locations open or under construction nationwide throughout Ohio, Indiana, Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, and TennesseeSupport the Show.
Brand Conversations That Actually Convert | Kate DiLeo | Power Lounge S3 E05
Feb 7 2024
Brand Conversations That Actually Convert | Kate DiLeo | Power Lounge S3 E05
ABOUT TOGETHER DIGITALWe are a national community of influential women in digital – who choose to share their knowledge, power, and purpose by coming together to make meaningful connections and deeper conversations happen so we all move forward, faster.Join the movement.ABOUT THE LOUNGELooking for more purpose, fulfillment, and professional and personal development?Be a part of our LIVE podcast audience and end your week with Together Digital's Chief Empowerment Officer, Amy Vaughan as she hosts authentic conversations with women in digital who wish to see change or be the change within their industry.Register now and reserve your seat.THIS WEEK'S TOPIC:Stories don’t compel people to buy. Conversations do. Skip the complex and ineffective narratives, and develop the three critical messaging components of a brand that wins more work. This session will teach you how to build a simple yet provocative go-to-market message (brand pitch) that creates compelling common ground with your target audiences, so they ultimately buy from you versus the competition.Discover the untold secrets behind a brand that doesn't just whisper, but roars in the marketplace! Join me, Amy Vaughn, as I sit down with the unstoppable force in branding, Kate DeLeo. Together, we unravel the misconceptions that trap so many businesses in a cycle of mediocrity. Forget the tall tales you've heard; it's not about storytelling—it's about sparking conversations that lead to registers ringing. Tune in as Kate breaks down her brand trifecta formula, revolutionizing the way you approach potential clients and transforming your messages into irresistible sirens of sales.We dissect the myths that could be stifling your growth, and Kate reveals how authenticity isn't just a buzzword—it's your ticket to a clientele that cherishes what you alone can offer. For the women entrepreneurs listening, we shine a light on the power of owning your unique qualities, and how saying 'no' can sometimes be the loudest 'yes' to skyrocketing your success. Whether you're crafting a tagline or curating your brand's entire image, our conversation is a goldmine of insights on creating a brand message that doesn't just speak to your audience but speaks them into action.LINKSKate's LinkedInBrand TrifectaKate's WebsiteBuilding a Story BrandMuting The MegaphoneSponsored by: COhatchCOhatch is a new kind of shared work, social, and family space built on community. Members get access to workspace, amenities like rock walls and sports simulators, and more to live a fully integrated life that balances work, family, well-being, community, and giving back. COhatch has 31 locations open or under construction nationwide throughout Ohio, Indiana, Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, GeorSupport the Show.
Full of Herself | Sarah Moore | Power Lounge S3 E4
Feb 1 2024
Full of Herself | Sarah Moore | Power Lounge S3 E4
Why a woman who is full of herself is the most beautiful thing you'll ever see with Sarah Moore, author and coach.ABOUT TOGETHER DIGITALWe are a national community of influential women in digital – who choose to share their knowledge, power, and purpose by coming together to make meaningful connections and deeper conversations happen so we all move forward, faster.Join the movement.ABOUT THE LOUNGELooking for more purpose, fulfillment, and professional and personal development?Be a part of our LIVE podcast audience and end your week with Together Digital's Chief Empowerment Officer, Amy Vaughan as she hosts authentic conversations with women in digital who wish to see change or be the change within their industry.Register now and reserve your seat.THIS WEEK'S TOPIC:Have you ever found yourself at a crossroads, wondering if your professional life truly reflects who you are? Sarah Moore joins me, Amy Vaughn, to talk about her book "Full of Herself" and share the lessons learned from her own varied career path. As an esteemed women's leadership coach, she brings to the table a wealth of experiences that illustrate the joy and growth found in pursuing a career aligned with your personal values. Together, we navigate through the intricate tapestry of professional endeavors, unraveling how to transform not just your career, but your life.Embarking on a journey of self-discovery, we confront the shadows of self-doubt and the light of self-confidence. With Sarah's guidance, we tackle the cultural pressures that push us into the comparison trap and discuss ways to step into our own stories with pride. I'll even share my own encounter with self-assertion at a hair salon, a scenario many can relate to, which became a turning point in understanding the profound impact of confidence in everyday life. This episode is peppered with insights on how to cultivate an environment where self-worth thrives and comparison dwindles.In a world that often mistakes self-love for arrogance, we're flipping the script. We delve into the transformative practices that can lead to a life of authenticity and fulfillment—discussing everything from emotional charts to 'pump up sessions' that rewire our thinking. Sarah and I provide you with the practical tools to navigate life's decisions with a blend of vulnerability and courage, ensuring your actions are in harmony with your deepest values. Prepare to be equipped with the strategies needed to reset your thoughts and live a life that's unapologetically yours. Join us for a conversation that's as enlightening as it is actionable.LINKS:Moore Soul SessionsFull of HerselfSarah's LinkedInSponsored by: COhatchCOhatch is a new kind of shared work, social, and family space built on community. Members get access to workspace, amenities like rock walls and sports simulators, and more to live a fully integrated life that balances work, family, well-being, community, and giving back. COhatch has 31 locations open or under construction nationwide throughout Ohio, Indiana, Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee.Support the Show.