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.

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,...

What is CatNap Day?

What is a Cat Nap day? It’s a day of concentration, a day of focus, and a planned day of rest for those who want or need one.  To maintain high expectations but also help those who have high expectations of themselves, planned release valves are important. And it means that leadership is showing...

I Am Allowed to NOT Like Something

Wouldn’t life be so much better if we could just say what we meant? Especially when a well-meaning, lovely person in our lives offers us ideas that would be solutions to them but create more issues for us.  We get to say no thank you. We get to state preferences. AND we all get to have different...

When Your Partner Isn’t a Partner Anymore

Business partnership is like any other partnership and can be betrayed. The human response to betrayal is hurt, anger, pain - so why do we pretend otherwise? Why do we pretend, ‘it’s just business?’  So what happens when company leadership lets their humanity show? Check out the Try Guys’ recent...

Three things to make your business valuable

Nobody wants to think about the end of something at the beginning. That beginning excited feeling can be a little lessened by a single, fundamental truth: Everything that starts also ends.  It’s rare for entrepreneurs to think about the end of their business at the beginning. We’re so consumed...