Podcast

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about entrepreneurship and empowerment as a woman in business without all the frills and the lies, this podcast was created for you. Michelle and JoyGenea take off the uncomfortable heels, the lipstick, the pantyhose, the bra with the underwire poking out, and they give it to you straight. Learn everything you need to know about taking your rightful place as a woman of power and importance from two women who have experienced the ups and the downs of being a woman in business. Find your voice and gain your footing in the business world as they recount both stories of horror and of triumph over their decades of experience.

Book Review: Bad Blood

Elizabeth Holmes, former CEO and founder of Theranos, was convicted and sentenced for fraud in late 2022. Bad Blood is a story of innovation, narcissism, denial, leadership, self-delusion, and a quest for truth.  In 2023, JoyGenea and Michelle will be reading more and sharing their conversations...

How Do We Call Out Bias?

Fear and perfectionism seem to stop quite a few essential conversations. One of them is a routine callout of implicit bias in a professional and non-emotionally charged way. A simple, “hey, that’s not cool” can elicit defensiveness, fear, and even aggression. So much so that many avoid the callout...

How to Stick to a Changing Plan

Whenever plans go sideways, it can cause all kinds of problems, both practical and not-so-practical. A plumbing disaster in the work bathroom is all kinds of disruptive. And maddening - because now your day is about toilets instead of work. Listen is as Michelle and JoyGenea talk about just how to...

Special Guest Tammy Stafford

Tammy Stafford loves being an attorney. But she found her dream career later in life. A family lawyer from JKA Law Firm, Tammy is an advocate for those experiencing intimate partner abuse and loves finalizing adoptions.  Listen in as Tammy shares her experience starting and ending her own firm,...

Omnichannel Approach

How do you measure success? In a super-driven environment, measurable results are often discussed as if every initiative needs to ‘pay off’ individually. Otherwise they’re not worth doing. But the totality of many efforts combines to deliver measurable results in the end.  When we sub-divide a...

Nice, Spice or Ice

Ah, the dreaded holiday interaction with a long-distance, sometimes well-meaning, relation who doesn’t understand boundaries. Which aunt or uncle or great-grand-something will comment on your holiday sweater being a little tighter this year? Or ask if you’ve finally started dating again? Or how...

Not Letting People Down

When we feel the pressure to say yes, where does it come from? Social pressures, business pressures, family pressures - how much are we adding the pressures for ourselves and how much is coming from external sources? A complicated question but even more complicated answers from Michelle and...

Sunk Cost Fallacy

The sunk cost fallacy is a common belief that we should continue on the same course of action because it has already cost us so much. The faulty logic seems to make sense - we’ve already bet so much on this poker hand that we may as well see it through.  But the fallacy is that we cannot win our...

Downplaying Accomplishments

“Congratulations!” “Thanks, it’s really not that big of a deal.” If you have ever found yourself in this conversation, it can be a difficult one to navigate. Where’s the line between proud and bragging? Between humble and self-effacing? Does it really depend on who we’re talking to or more on who...

Clickbait

It’s late and you’re tired. You’re doom scrolling through social media, a newsfeed, or YouTube and see it: the clickbait to end all clickbait. Maybe it’s 16 tips to shrink your thighs or 42 reasons a celebrity sucks or 15 ways to save money on car insurance. But it’s bait. And you fall for it,...