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.

Quiet Firing

Quiet quitting is on everyone’s minds at the moment. But not only is it not a new concept, there have been many names over the years - work to rule, blue flu, even malicious compliance.  There are some assumptions in such an emotionally charged phrase. Namely, that there is no resolution to an...

Experience vs New Things

Old hat? New ideas? When does experience become stagnation? When does comfort stop progress? These are the questions JoyGenea and Michelle are asking in this episode of If These Heels Could Talk. In business, often we get comfortable with the status quo. Even if the status quo has pain points. Our...

To Do Lists: Stress Or Help?

Does your to do list leave you feeling accomplished or anxious? For JoyGenea, a to do list is a must. Her rolling to do lists are detailed and break large tasks down into smaller tasks that feel more immediate and manageable. For Michelle, a to do list is simply another way to fail and creates...

When Employees Freeze Up

You’ve heard of fight, flight, or freeze. You also may have realized that you have a harder time problem solving in those states. But recent research has shown just how much cognitive ability, in terms of function IQ, is lost during those states.  Listen in as Michelle and JoyGenea talk about how...

What Haven’t I Learned Yet?

Michelle really took JoyGenea by surprise with this topic! After a brief chat with her coach, Michelle’s brain started working on this question: What Haven’t You Learned Yet? Thinking ahead to life and business experiences that have provided valuable insight to others but haven’t been personally...

15 Pieces of Flair

It’s so hard to create a culture with intention. Because a real culture is an organic combination of the individuals that make it up. A true company culture shifts slightly with every person that is added or removed.  Large companies, especially franchised companies, have a hard time with...

Special Guest Donella Westphal – Jules’ Bistro

Jules’ Bistro is a mainstay of downtown St. Cloud, MN and has been growing immensely since their second owner, Donella Westphal, took over. Perhaps it’s something in the water, or perhaps it has something to do with Donella’s philosophies around leadership, business, and the role a restaurant can...

Focus and Limits

Ever catch yourself driving down the road and suddenly wondering how you got where you are? Likely you were thinking deeply about something else while driving. Your short-term memory of the time driving would then be focused on what your brain was focusing on - errands, conflict with a friend,...

Special Guest Sandy Voigt – WBA

Sandy Voigt with the Women’s Business Alliance has decades of experience in business and helping others plan their small businesses. She has seen it all. And the rate of change in the last few years has truly surprised Sandy as much as any of us.  Listen in as JoyGenea and Michelle interview Sandy...

Unplanned Collaboration

Michelle and JoyGenea talked about collaboration, how the recent changes in work environments have affected the way teams collaborate, and how important unplanned collaboration can be to business profits. It is easy to get thinking about office space as numbers on a piece of paper. But there is...