Trisha Cordes

AUDREY bell-kearney

AUDREY bell-kearney

Digital Marketer l Podcast Host l Entrepreneur

Audrey Bell-Kearney is the CEO of ABK Media Group which is a media, marketing, and consulting firm that curates, produces and distributes digital content for clients and helps them get exposure for their business, product or service. Audrey is also the founder of PodChix International, a community for women who are serious about leveraging the power of podcast. Audrey is the host of the hyper-local podcast Good Morning Gwinnett & The PodChick which is a podcast all about starting and growing your podcast. Audrey is also the founder of HerTube.TV which is an empowerment video and television network about women and what women care about. Audrey is also the CEO of Baki TV Network which is a new empowerment TV Network aimed at empowering African Americans. Audrey is also the publisher of Peach State Woman Magazine. Audrey is the author of What’s Your Big Idea? The Ultimate Guide For New Entrepreneurs and I Want To Write A Book Now What? AtoZ Of Self-Publishing and Can They See You Now? Easy Video Marketing Even When You Hate Being On Camera which can be found on Amazon.com in both print & Kindle versions. Her new book PodChix: Women Who Have Launched A Podcast & How You Can Too is available on Amazon.

Audrey is passionate about entrepreneurship. Audrey started her first real business in 1999. She realized that she was a single mom who wanted to create a nice life for her daughter who was 8 years old at the time. So, she had this idea for a plus size fashion doll which was more realistic than the Barbie Doll. She told a friend about the idea and the friend thought it was a great idea. The two became partners and Big Beautiful Dolls, LLC was born June 1999. They invented the first plus-size fashion dolls. Audrey went on to start her own newspaper titled Women In Business Today. The paper profiled women who were already in business. Audrey later became a consultant with the Rutgers & Kean University Small Business Development Center in New Jersey. She also sat on the advisory board for the Rutgers University Small Business Development Center.

The paper opened many doors for Audrey. She was asked to be interviewed on a local radio station. The host liked her so much that he brought her on full time with her own show which had the same title as her newspaper, Women In Business Today. Audrey did the show for one year on WSOU 89.5 FM until her husbands’ job transferred him to North Carolina. While in North Carolina, Audrey decided that she would start her own TV show. So, she walked into a local TV station in Rocky Mount, NC and pitched the show idea to the station manager and the Women In Business Today TV show was born.

From 2010 to 2013 Audrey was the host of The Ask Audrey Show on Harvest Radio WKMB 1070 AM. Audrey is currently the host of Good Morning Gwinnett and Talk Business With Audrey which can be heard on ITunes & other podcast platforms. You can also listen to Good Morning Gwinnett on your Amazon Fire TV by going to the Amazon store and searching for Good Morning Gwinnett and adding the channel to your device.

In 2008 Audrey produced a short documentary film about her journey as an entrepreneur titled RISE: An Entrepreneurs Journey To The Top. Audrey launched HerTube.TV in 2013 which distributes content via the set-top-box Roku, Amazon Fire TV, smart TVs, and Kindle Fire.

Audrey has been interviewed on national television talk shows and written up in national publications including Insight on Fox 5 TV in Dallas, Money Matters Talk Show, The John Walsh Show, The Network Journal, Today’s Black Woman, The Motherhood, Global Black Women and more.

For more information about PodChix International go to www.PodChix.com Listen to Good Morning Gwinnett by going to www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com, www.ThePodChick.com and watch Audrey talk show Talk Business With Audrey online at www.TalkBusinessWithAudrey.com on the HerTube Prime in the Amazon App Store. To reach Audrey contact her Audrey@ABKMediaGroup.com or by calling 678-809-0344. You can also visit her website www.ABKMediaMediaGroup.com. For more information about Baki TV Network go to www.BakiTVNetwork.com.

KIMBERLY watkins-swenk

KIMBERLY watkins-swenk

Digital Marketer

Kimberly is a social media and content marketing specialist with over 15 years of experience in marketing & advertising. She helps brands optimize and innovate their customer connection approach to drive maximum customer engagement, purchase behavior, and lifetime value. Or in non-marketing speak, she helps companies grow their social media to make more money.

Born in the Midwest and raised in the South by a European mother, Kimberly brings a rare combination of Midwestern practicality, Southern sense of flair, and European sophistication to her work. With each client, Kimberly takes a deep dive into their social media, studying what works, what doesn’t, and applies current social media trends and best practices to create the most effective strategy possible.

SCOTT maderer

SCOTT maderer

Human Behavior Consultant l Coach l Speaker l Trainer

In 2017, Scott and his wife Carrie started Inspired Stewardship as a business to serve Christian men and couples that are struggling to live out their calling. They work to help align the way you use your time, your talent, and your treasures so that you can identify and live a fully authentic life that allows you to authentically live your calling, serve others, and provide for your family. As certified Human Behavior Consultants and members of the John Maxwell Team, they focus on helping you understand yourself, understand others, and through that understanding build the Kingdom. Scott and Carrie through Inspired Stewardship are living out their own calling that started with a call to coaching in 2011 and has slowly grown to a full-time business through one on one coaching, speaking, and workshops.

ALEXA bigwarfe

ALEXA bigwarfe

Author Coach l Writer l Publisher

Alexa Bigwarfe is a wife, mother, author, publisher, speaker, and author coach. She has published numerous books of her own and for many other writers and entrepreneurs through her author coaching and hybrid-publishing company Kat Biggie Press (katbiggiepress.com). Kat Biggie Press is dedicated to sharing women’s works of inspiration, self-help, and books that make the world a better place. Her children’s book imprint, Purple Butterfly Press, publishes books of encouragement, inspiration, self-love, and healing for children and parents. She is also the founder and producer of the Women in Publishing Summit.

ANGELA henderson

ANGELA henderson

Business Coach

Founder of the highly successful online store Finlee and Me, Angela taps into the decade’s worth of knowledge of how to grow a thriving enterprise and pours it into her business consulting clients. As a business consultant, she partners with start up and small businesses to grow their brands through hands on support, ensuring foundations are laid in order to leverage growth. Her skills were honed at the helm of Finlee and Me, where she learned everything from branding, PR, sales funnels, email marketing, website, copy, SEO and more. She knows what it truly takes to have a strong brand, consistence sales, steady growth and over all dedication. Angela has been featured in the media including Talking Lifestyle with Ed Phillips and David Koch, Inside Small Business and on numerous Australia and International podcasts.

GEORGE carroll

GEORGE carroll

Speaker l Author

George is a family man first. Professionally, he is corporate speaker, published author and seminar leader. His annual conference, The Greatest Year of Your Life, will soon be released as a documentary on Amazon Prime Video.

DAVE charbonneau

DAVE charbonneau

Business Growth Specialist

Dave Charbonneau, Founder
GetResultsClub, Online Accountability Groups for Solo-Entrepreneurs

► I’m a Family Geek:
→ I have 6 kids (whew!)
→ I’ve remained successfully unemployed for over 14 years (some years more successfully than others; see below).
→ I’m a church-going man who used to drive limo on the Las Vegas Strip

► In Business:
→ I run GetResultsClub…
→ Providing a Bulletproof System of Accountability and Support for solo-entrepreneurs…
→ Showing people how to GROW their business when they don’t have TIME to grow their business (in as little as 15 Minutes A Day)

AMANDA goldman-petri

AMANDA goldman-petri

Online Marketing Coach

After overcoming poverty, child abuse, rape, teen pregnancy, and near death, Amanda Goldman-Petri was able to persevere and grow 5 successful businesses by the age of 27. After perfecting her system for growing businesses, Amanda began her coaching career as founder of MarketLikeANerd.com, where she teaches coaches how to grow multiple 6-figure businesses without the hustle or sacrifice. After generating over half a million dollars in sales in 4 months and expanding her business to 31 different countries, Amanda became internationally renowned as the “Work Smarter, Not Harder” Online Marketing Coach.

While she was happy with her own results, Amanda realized true success as a coach is dependent on your client’s results. She therefore shifted her attention to how she could make a bigger impact in her clients’ businesses and lives. This led to her invention of a series of quick cash injection campaigns that her clients used to generate nearly a million dollars in sales in less than 60 days. Amanda has been featured on major media outlets such as Fast Company, Forbes, The Huffington Post, Small Business Trendsetters, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Worth Magazine, International Business Times (and more). She was named one of the Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 by Influencive, as well as an Under 30 Up and Comer by The Tampa Bay Business Journal.

WHITNEY boole

WHITNEY boole

Therapist l Coach l Writer

Whitney Boole, MA LMFT is a therapist, coach, and writer with a private practice in Hermosa Beach, California. She provides individual therapy as well as therapy for relationships. Whitney runs a Facebook group for people who are healing through divorce, and believes that pain serves us by fueling growth and ultimately offering empowerment.
Whitney is a single mother with three kids including ridiculously wild twins. She laughingly explains that they enjoy climbing everything and leaving uncapped markers in their wake.
You can find Whitney’s book You Got This: Healing through Divorce on Amazon and other places where books are sold. Her new online intensive course includes an exclusive support group and coaching to help people heal through particularly traumatic divorces with difficult or toxic exes. It will soon be available on WhitneyBoole.com.

Episode 51 | Grow Through the Mess

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Episode 51 | Grow Through the Mess

In this episode of the Messy Back-End of Entrepreneurship, our expert, Whitney Boole shares how your mindset can affect pivoting into the next level of your business. Your business may be ready, but are you? It’s time to get ready for growing!

“The road to success is always under construction.”
-Steve Harvey

WHITNEY boole

Therapist l Coach l Writer

How can I pivot from my past experiences to move to the next level?

Pivoting and growing from past experiences is how we move forward.

Our failures are usually where we can learn the most especially about how we need to grow and what direction we need to go.

The trick is really leaning in and asking the difficult questions. How did this happen? How did I end up here? Where do I want to go? Challenge yourself to tolerate the discomfort of doing things differently to create growth and make changes.

We often deal with business and personal difficulties and pivots and often they run parallel. We often see the same patterns in our business in personal lives.

Making changes can often have huge impacts on our business and personal lives. Changes we make in our personal lives often carry over to our business too.

How do I reach my next level?

What does that next level look like? If you were at that next level what would your life look like? What would your daily life look like? What would your relationships look like? What would you have achieved that is different than it is now?

These are important, but hard questions to look at when you are trying to reach the next level. The reality is that it might not look the same for you as it does for somebody else based on what is important to you.

We really need to actually pivot and leave somethings behind from our past.
When do you think we should learn from our mistakes and past experience and hold on to them and grow with those and when do you think we should leave those in the past and forget about it?

We often need to learn an entirely new set of skills or to do things in a different way when we pivot and that can be very uncomfortable. We need to be able to tolerate that discomfort and move forward. We need to step out of our comfort zone and learn new things.

You have to take the pieces that fit for you and let go of the rest.

We need to know what that next level looks like, and then develop the skills you need to make that happen.