The Investing Mindshift & Minimizing Risk with Marcia Dawood
“Are you really solving a big problem, or do you have a solution that’s in search of a problem?” – Marcia Dawood
Have you ever been curious about what goes into angel investing? I had the opportunity to speak with Marcia Dawood, an investor in over 200 early-stage private companies, a Venture Partner with the international firm Mindshift Capital (focused on the US and MENA regions), and part of the investment committee for Next Wave Impact Fund.
Marcia had more than a few tips to share on how to get funding and what it looks like behind the curtain of investing.
- Minimizing the risk in startups
- Mindsets of a successful leader
- How advice and money interweave
Success is Easy with Debbie Allen
“Every business I’ve ever started, I knew nothing about. If you’re passionate about wanting to learn something, you can learn it.” — Debbie Allen
I sat down with Debbie Allen, life-long entrepreneur, builder of several million-dollar businesses, accomplished speaker, and the author of nine books, her latest being Success Is Easy: Shameless, No-nonsense Strategies to Win in Business.
- The need for a sharp mindset
- The power of coaches and mentors
- How a growth mindset fuels success
The Spiral Dynamics Leadership Mindset with Natasha Todorovic
“Defining a belief is filling in the gap between knowing and not knowing.” – Natasha Todorovic-Cowan
I sat down with Natasha Todorovic, CEO, and co-founder of the National Values-Center Consulting and owner of the Spiral Dynamics® brand. Natasha works with leaders, consultants, coaches, and organizations to predict hurdles within change.
- What is Spiral Dynamics®?
- Human nature and how we change, evolve, and develop
- How mental maps are like international travel
Change is a Messy Journey: From Wall Street to New Hope with Irma Jennings
“It’s these magic moments that drop in and say, ‘It’s time to go left now.’” — Irma Jennings
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Irma Jennings, an INCH, Holistic Bone Coach, who went from the boardroom on Wall Street to the cutting board in her kitchen to pursue her true passion, Food for Healthy Bones®.
- Tackling Wall Street
- Handling the messiness of change
- The power of resilience
What Builds A Woman’s Mindset with Clementina Esposito
“Not everybody is willing to do that work, but until we really stand for ourselves and for what is real-unconditional love-all the other changes will be very hard-pressed to stick.” — Clementina Esposito
I had the joy of sitting down with Clementina Esposito, founder of The Clementina Collective, where no one writes alone. She teaches Authors and Entrepreneurs at the intersection of business, health, and spirituality to find their voice and speak their truth.
- How inequality breeds insecurity
- The ripple effects of repressed self-expression
- The importance of patience and acceptance
The Power of Choosing Happiness and Embracing Our Emotions
“We can always see things in different perspectives. What is the perspective that we can use to be helpful for us at this moment?” – Ana Melikian
I had the pleasure of speaking with Jordan Goldrich on the Workplace Warrior Podcast, where we unpack the power of mindset and my experience with positivity.
- Choosing happiness instead of pursuing it
- Understanding toxic positivity
- Why mindset alone is not enough
The Intrinsic Value of Human Connection with Tamer Elnoury
“The better we understand each other, the better we all are in moving forward in our lives.” – Tamer Elnoury
I was honored to speak with Tamer Elnoury, New York Times Bestselling Author. Tamer started his law enforcement career as an undercover narcotics cop and transitioned into an FBI undercover counterterrorism agent following 9/11. Because of this work, he’s developed a thorough understanding of the human condition and what makes for a genuine connection.
With his unique perspective and background in dealing with heinous people and events, Tamer has much to contribute to the improvement of business operations and how we connect.
- How human connection drives authentic results
- Defining great leadership in the workplace
- The importance of self-care in all professions
The Art of Supportive Confrontation with Flip Brown
“You can’t grow your business without growing yourself.” – Flip Brown
I had the opportunity to speak with Flip Brown, founder of Business Culture Consultants – certified B Corp since 2012. Flip’s work is based on the belief that our work can serve to unlock our human potential and produce greater meaning and fulfillment.
- Defining supportive confrontation
- Why confrontation can be positive
- What people look for within business culture
Embracing Change and Implementing Strategies for Success
“Life is two days, and the first we spend waking up.” – Ana Melikian, Ph.D.
I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Tommy Acierno, Lead Trainer for the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC).
- The influence of mindsets
- Aligning mindsets with sound strategy and concrete actions
- What it means to wake up in life
From Fear to Greatness with Izabela Lundberg
“For me, there was no option of ‘Can I? Should I?’ I just did it.” – Izabela Lundberg
I sat down with Izabela Lundberg, host of the Legacy Leaders Show, a top-rated global business and entrepreneurship podcast offering real and raw business, sport, and life lessons with practical advice for current and upcoming leaders.
Izabela's superpower is working with leaders and organizations ready to disrupt the status quo, take risks, and lead like a champion while solving, transforming, and accelerating the expansion and growth of their teams and organizations.
- The power of following your instincts
- Embracing change
- Examining your fear