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In a world where the rules of business have been written by men, how do women entrepreneurs who want to make millions of dollars AND impact millions of lives, create enormous success on our terms? This show has the ANSWERS. On Power + Presence + Position (PPP) we believe you CAN make big money and have a big impact. We celebrate your bold opinions, your unapologetic ambition and your unwavering commitment to build an impeccable business and life. Award winning journalist, women's leadership ...
 
Too often, ambitious men and women feel they must choose between pursuing a leadership career they love and enjoying their young family. It doesn't have to be this way. Big Careers, Small Children (formerly Leaders With Babies) is a brand-new podcast from Leaders Plus, an award-winning social enterprise dedicated to supporting ambitious parents of young children who want to progress their career whilst caring deeply about being a good parent. Join CEO and Founder Verena Hefti as she intervie ...
 
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Our guest today is Lauren Seager-Smith FRSA, CEO of the bullying prevention charity Kidscape and a Mentor on the Leaders Plus Fellowship Programme. Lauren is one of a small but growing number of CEOs with younger children and she shares her experience of working in a senior position whilst juggling the reality of small kids. She has many years of e…
 
Are you being the kind of founder and leader that a seven-figure company truly requires? Is your relationship with your business mature enough to continue taking it to new heights? If you think about your human relationships, especially with children if you have them, you’ll understand how your relationship with them has to evolve. Without the leve…
 
Joining us today is Leaders Plus Fellow Amy Gibbs. Amy is CEO of Birthrights, a powerful charity championing human rights in childbirth. Working part-time in a senior role is (sadly) still an exception and not the norm and Amy describes her journey to becoming a CEO and taking the top position, including how she makes her role work 4 days a week. A…
 
You are listening to the 500th episode of the podcast this week. Whether you’ve been here since the beginning, listening along for over five years, or you’re a new friend here, I honor and appreciate you for showing up. As I personally celebrate 500 episodes, close to two million downloads of the show, and the reach it has set up for me to influenc…
 
Our guest today is Carlotta Negri di Sanfront, Chief Product and Design Officer for giffgaff, the mobile network run by its members. Carlotta is wonderfully honest about her experience of starting a family at the peak of her career and talks openly about deciding to go for the role of Chief Product and Design Officer whilst 8 months pregnant. Our d…
 
I talk to many business owners who are in the process of shifting their business models from a one-to-one model to one where they have the ability to sell to many people at once. This is one of the classic ways we scale up a service or knowledge-based company, and lots of entrepreneurs are trying to figure out how to package up what they do to offe…
 
Welcome to series 6 of the Big Careers, Small Children (formerly Leaders With Babies) podcast. Our guest today is Mary Ann Sieghart. Mary is a former The Times Senior Editor and more recently the author of a really intriguing book, The Authority Gap, which analyses why women are taken less seriously than men and what we can do about it. The discuss…
 
Why are you feeling hesitant about raising your prices? If this is something you’ve been wanting to do but haven’t yet, you’ve likely been told that it’s because you have a scarcity mindset around your business. While this messaging often comes from a place of good intention, it’s actually totally off the mark. You probably have legitimate question…
 
Are you overpricing or underpricing your offers? This is a question that has many of my clients spinning in circles, completely confused and lost. Figuring out how much to charge is a really important decision any CEO or founder is going to make, and pricing strategy is something that comes up a lot in my work. In a world where business rules have …
 
The most important emotional state for entrepreneurial achievement is not motivation, commitment, or dedication. It’s willingness. When you cultivate within yourself a state of willingness, you are equipping yourself with the emotional juice required to transform at a deep level. Willingness allows you to reinvent your future one project, one exper…
 
As women entrepreneurs, we live and breathe in the results economy. We are not paid for the amount of time and effort that we put into a project. We are compensated based on the value that we create in the marketplace and the tangible results we create for other people. And when we put half-done work out into the world, we’re not compensated at all…
 
About 18 months ago, I was having a conversation with a wise mentor of mine about the vision I had for my company and how I saw our position in the world. It was big, exciting, and I had confidence and trusted myself, but I kept butting up against a ceiling in terms of my own ability. This is when my mentor said, “Eleanor, unlocking the next level …
 
If you want to use your business as a vehicle to make the world a better place, this episode is for you. When you are a changemaker and a visionary, entrepreneurship is a powerful container for driving impactful change at all levels, and my guest this week is the perfect person to speak on this. Carrie Freeman is the Co-Chief Executive Officer at S…
 
As women founders and entrepreneurs, we’ve been fed a lot of advice about the power of staying open-minded. We’re told to stay open to external feedback, ways of doing things, and challenges that come our way. Being a good leader, we’re told, means staying open. I’ve spent the first part of my life, as I’m sure you have, honing my skills on opennes…
 
Are you ready to challenge yourself to have more? More success, money, freedom, autonomy, support, and joy? If this is you, then you’re in the right place, and I invite you to listen closely to this week’s episode. I’m joined this week by bestselling author of Ask for More: 10 Questions to Negotiate Anything, Alex Carter. We’re having a hard-hittin…
 
Our guest this week is an expert in utilising the power of persuasion to get what you want. Vanessa Bohns is a social psychologist and associate professor of organisational behaviour at Cornell University, New York. She is also the author of a thought-provoking new book You Have More Influence Than You Think. In the book, Vanessa draws from her ori…
 
This week on the podcast, I’m rolling back one of my most significant episodes to date where I share my coaching philosophy. By the end of this episode, you’ll have a much clearer idea of how to apply my teachings to a deeper context and how they relate to your own business. Many of you listening sell knowledge and transformation through your exper…
 
Today's podcast guest is Claire Ferreira, an NLP Coach and the Founder of Mums in Marketing, a free community connecting "women who do marketing and raise humans". Verena and Claire compare notes about how to create a peer support community with impact (like Mums in Marketing and the Leaders Plus Fellowship) and why this is so incredibly important …
 
Sometimes, social media feels fun, lively, and high-energy. However, other times it feels crowded, overwhelming, and even hostile. As a result, even the most brilliant and experienced women leaders struggle to master using social media to drive results in their businesses. Fear not because in this episode, I’m giving you a powerful three-step proce…
 
Our guest this week is Dr. Heejung Chung, Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Kent and the author of the excellent and thought-provoking book The Flexibility Paradox. Heejung Chung offers a completely fresh perspective on flexible working and whilst she acknowledges it as a great solution to our work-life balance challenge…
 
If you’re not happy with your current sales conversion rate, this episode is for you. Pretty much every single time I work with a new client, they want to increase their sales conversion, however the how always proves to be a sticking point. Of course, understanding the solution always starts with understanding the problem, and invariably this come…
 
Our guest today is Jane Galloway, Head of Flexible Working for NHS England and the Founder of the brilliant Quiet the Hive, a community that helps women identify the life they want and arms them with the tools and confidence to go get it. Jane is incredibly passionate that flexible working should be for all and she shares fantastic advice that will…
 
Creating a group coaching program is a powerful way to multiply your income and impact, all while leveraging your time. Meanwhile, enrolling in a group coaching program is an amazing opportunity to learn new skills, perspectives and forge productive working relationships with smart people who share your passion. I have run group coaching programs a…
 
Our guest today is Chief Executive of The Supreme Court, Vicky Fox. A mum of 3 boys (now young adults), Vicky has made some tough decisions for her career and family life. Including putting her career progression on hold and making the brave decision to leave a specialist career whilst her children were younger before reigniting her work ambitions …
 
In today’s episode, we’re exploring one of the most powerful forces driving the global economy: women buyers. Whether you sell B2B, B2C, high-end furniture, software as a service, life coaching, or books, the chances are that women are often making the decision to buy from you or not. Knowing how to connect with, build trust with, and respect women…
 
My guest today is Jane Beeston, Chief People Officer for Colart (the global market leader for art materials) and mother to two grown up boys. Becoming a Chief People Officer is the pinnacle of a career in Human Resources and Jane shares with us how being a parent has positively impacted her senior leadership career trajectory, including how having …
 
For most founders and entrepreneurs, there are actually just one or two core things that you do that actually produce revenue. So, if I were to quiz you, would you know exactly what those revenue-generating activities are? Well, by the end of this episode you will have a clear and decisive answer. I call any activity that produces revenue a $10,000…
 
Our guest this week is Elliott Rae, the Founder of Music Football Fatherhood, a support forum often referred to as 'Mumsnet for Dads' and author of the best-selling book, “Dad - Untold Stories of Fatherhood, Love, Mental Health and Masculinity. Elliott left his senior career in the civil service following the traumatic birth of his daughter and is …
 
Around the fall of last year, I started thinking more deeply about how I was using my time and if there were better ways to spend it. The kind of leader I wanted to be was one who could serve her mission, team, and community at the highest level, but my current calendar didn’t reflect that. To show up as the energized and connected leader I wanted …
 
"Most people know what the concept of job sharing is but many don't know how it works in practice." Our guests this week on the Big Careers, Small Children podcast are Hannah Hall-Turner and Rachel Maguire, otherwise known as The Job Share Pair. Having successfully job shared together in their HR Director role at a Fortune 500 firm they are now on …
 
There’s no doubt that growing a business is one of the most epic personal and professional development journeys you can take in life. Besides the cash, influence, and autonomy that is there to be gained as an owner, having the collection of skills that a seven-figure company demands you acquire will set you up for life. As I look back at my journey…
 
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