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.

Interview with Kerri

Health is more than just physical. And non-combat veterans and military families serve the country in their own way. Kerri started VREC, the Veteran Resource and Enrichment Center, for all those who contribute to our military services. It’s a place where people understand, a place for engagement...

Brilliant Leader Sole Award

The Brilliant Leader Sole award is a way of recognizing those that struggle to be recognized. On a large scale, women entrepreneurs are overlooked for public recognition. Their accomplishments tend to be in more spheres - women who own businesses are often still the primary (or sole!) caregiver to...

Special Guest Interview with Daniel Larson

Special Guest Interview with Daniel Larson

Women choosing careers in STEM fields or trades are still few and far between. Why? That’s what Daniel Larson, chair of the St Cloud Area Technical and Community Colleges would like to know. And what he’s dancing to change. You can donate here to support Daniel and his cause. Highlights:...

Too Precious to Use

Michelle and JoyGenea talk about the things that we often set aside or don’t use because they are too precious to be used.  In business that can be things like ideas, gifts, and digital files.  In our personal life that can be things like heirloom gifts, quilts, and photos.  Two generations talk...

Special Guest Interview with Sarah Noble

Special Guest Interview with Sarah Noble

Sarah Noble became a financial planner in an environment that told girls that math and money weren’t for them. And she doesn’t ever want girls to experience that again. Women need to be empowered to run their own financial futures, Sarah says. Listen in as JoyGenea and Michelle talk money,...

When New is Too New

Cutting Edge or Bleeding Edge? How do you know when you, or your market, is ready for something new? The reason they call it the bleeding edge is that super early adopters take on all the risk. For well capitalized and established businesses, there are substantial rewards for being the first one...

Brilliant Leader Sole Award – Mary Jane Skurat

Brilliant Leader Sole Award – Mary Jane Skurat

  HIGHLIGHTS:    00:51  What is the BLS Award?   04:10  Hairitage Square was built in 1991  05:09  At some point, pandemic opens up a surprising opportunity for other people  06:06  Good location is one factor to consider when establishing a business  07:19  In business, there’s always something...

Experts – How to Trust the People You Hire

When was the last time you interviewed a potential vendor, contractor, or consultant and thought, “I don’t need them. I can do this myself.” Did you hire them? We bring help into our businesses for all sorts of reasons - time, expertise, capacity, or some combination of those things. But every...

Special Guest Interview with Linda Laitala, Raven Performance Group

Special Guest Interview with Linda Laitala, Raven Performance Group

Linda Laitala owns Raven Performance Group, an executive dialog and coaching company that helps business owners and leaders crowd source solutions to their challenges in community.  Listen in as she talks with Michelle and JoyGenea about Raven, the importance of consulting with fellow...