Talent and hard work are no longer enough to ensure success. Strategy and planning now play a key role in moving to the top. GPS Your Career: A Woman’s Guide to Success provides direction and tips to navigate the business world, overcome obstacles, and position women to win. Hosted by Executive Coach Bonnie Marcus, the weekly show brings expertise and practical advice front and center for women to map their road to success.
Many of us experience the need to re-invent ourselves at some point in our lives whether it’s for a new career, starting a business, or becoming a mother. As women, we experience many different milestones in our lives, but perhaps nothing more powerful than motherhood. Being a mother not only changes your body chemistry, but […]
GPS Your Career: A Woman’s Guide to Success with Bonnie Marcus
Bonnie Marcus, M.Ed., CEC, is a Certified Executive Coach, author, and professional speaker. As the founder and principal of Women’s Success Coaching, Bonnie assists professional women to understand their unique value proposition and how to best communicate their value to others and market themselves successfully in order to advance their careers and build their businesses.
With 20+ years of sales and management experience, Bonnie has an extensive business background including CEO of a ServiceMaster company and VP of Sales at Medical Staffing Network and two others national companies in the healthcare and software industries. She has held executive positions in startup companies and Fortune 500 companies.
Forbes.com honored Women’s Success Coaching in 2010 and again in 2011 as one of the top 100 websites for professional women stating, “Women’s Success Coaching weighs on the many building blocks of empowering women in business, from assertive communication to self promotion to sensitivity training.”
Bonnie is a contributing writer for Forbes.com. Her articles have also been published in ForbesWoman, WomenEntrepreneur, and Central Valley Business Times.
Bonnie received a BA from Connecticut College and a M.Ed. from New York University.
- GPS Your Career: A Woman’s Guide to Success – Reinventing Yourself after Motherhood
Many of us experience the need to re-invent ourselves at some point in our lives whether it’s for a new career, starting a business, or becoming a mother. As women, we experience many different milestones in our lives, but perhaps nothing more powerful than motherhood. Being a mother not only changes your body chemistry, but it has a tremendous impact on our daily lives, our relationships, and our identity. Today we’ll discuss how to reclaim our identity as women and stay connected with who we are in order to re-invent ourselves.
Joining me for today’s discussion are Jennifer Pate and Barbara Machen, co-authors of the book, Mothers of Reinvention: Reclaiming Your Identity, Unleash Your Potential, Love Your Life. Barbara and Jen are also co-creators of the award winning web series, Jen and Barb, Mom Life.
- GPS Your Career: A Woman’s Guide to Success – Transformational Speaking: Tell a Better Story to Inspire Your Audience
In this podcast, you will learn what it takes to be a great speaker. Transformational speakers are great influencers. They touch their audiences by speaking from their hearts. My guest today, Gail Larsen, is the award winning author of Transformational Speaking: If You Want to Change the World, Tell a Better Story. Gail shares her approach to helping speakers become agents of change by helping them to connect with their core essence, their original medicine.
Gail Larsen is the founder of Real Speaking® and the award-winning author of Transformational Speaking: If You Want to Change the World, Tell a Better Story. Gail was once a reluctant speaker herself who transformed herself into an extremely successful speaker. She served as EVP of the worldwide National Speakers Association. Gail teaches annually in Vancouver, BC and at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY, and offers her Transformational Speaking Immersions exclusively in Santa Fe, NM.
- GPS Your Career: A Woman’s Guide to Success – The Relationship between The Laws of Attraction and Success
Today’s show is about success and in particular, what it takes to be successful and reach your goals. Much has been written about the Laws of Attraction and the importance of visualizing success as the best way to become successful, and today I will explore the role visualization plays in helping people get what they want in their life and careers.
Joining me for this discussion is Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson. Dr. Halvorson is a social psychologist and Associate Director of the Motivation Science Center at Columbia Business School. She is the author of Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals and Nine Things Successful People Do Differently, and is a popular blogger on goals and motivation for Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Fast Company, and Psychology Today.
- GPS Your Career: A Woman’s Guide to Success – Turn Your Great Idea into a Profitable Business in One Weekend
Perhaps you have a great idea for a business but haven’t taken the steps to creating a profitable business from that idea. Or maybe you’ve started a business and you can’t figure out how to make it work. Today’s show is about business planning and how to write a business plan that will take your fabulous business idea and turn it into a profitable business (in one weekend!). My guest is Ellen Rohr. Ellen started Bare Bones Biz- a venture capital and consulting company – in 1995, to help people turn their big ideas into successful businesses.
Through trial and error, Ellen learned the importance of business planning once she got involved in her husband’s failing business. She found terrific mentors, savvy contractors who taught her how to to put a simple Biz Plan together and most importantly, how to make money. Now, Ellen shows entrepreneurs how to create a profitable business – and how to write a simple solid business plan in a weekend.
Ellen’s the author of four books – including The Weekend Biz Plan and Where Did the Money Go? – accounting basics for the business owner who wants to get profitable. She’s a columnist for PHC News, Business Journals, and lots of trade magazines– providing “in the trenches” insight that business owners can relate to.
- GPS Your Career: A Woman’s Guide to Success – Finding Fulfillment and Passion in Your Career
As more and more women enter the workforce, we see a trend for high potential women to either drop out and start their own businesses, remain stuck in middle management positions, or move from job to job. Many of these women are not finding fulfillment in their jobs and are unhappy and restless. What is causing this discontent? My guest today, Dr. Marcia Reynolds, will join me to discuss what steps women can take to find passion, fulfillment and contentment in their careers.
Dr. Marcia Reynolds has a passion for discovering and sharing how the brain works. She speaks and teaches classes around the world and coaches top talent to better manage their work lives. In addition to Wander Woman: How High-Achieving Women Find Contentment and Direction, she authored Outsmart Your Brain and has been quoted in many publications including Psychology Today, Harvard Communications Newsletter, and The New York Times. She has a doctorate in organizational psychology and is a Master Certified Coach.
- GPS Your Career: Overcoming Your Nice Girl Behavior
As girls we were brought up to defer to others and consider others before ourselves. And we need to understand how as women this type of behavior can sabotage our careers; how being a nice girl results in being invisible in the workplace; how you can lose respect and you may be perceived by others as not being competent. The nice girl syndrome will hold you back from being successful in business.
My guest today, Dr. Lois Frankel, will help us to define the nice girl syndrome, understand why this type of behavior sabotages our careers, and what steps we can take to change our behavior.
President of Corporate Coaching International, a Pasadena, California consulting firm, Dr. Frankel literally wrote the book on coaching people to succeed in businesses large and small around the globe and she is associated with helping women overcome their nice girl behavior. Her books Nice Girls Don’t Get The Corner Office and Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich, and Nice Girls Just Don’t Get It, co-authored with Carol Frohlinger, are great resources for women who want to win the respect and success they deserve.
Sought-after as a public speaker, Dr. Frankel is among the top names of international speakers. She has appeared on The Today Show, Larry King Live, CNN, and Fox News and been featured in USA Today, People magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. Drop Dead Diva creator, Josh Berman, has optioned the rights to all three nice girls books for a comedy series.
- GPS Your Career: A Woman’s Guide to Success – How to Write a Book to Attract Clients and Grow Your Business
How many times have you said to yourself that you have to write a book to help you promote your business and speaking, but you keep putting it off? It seems overwhelming. Where do you start? Do I try to get a publisher or self-publish? Do I even know if this book will help my business? What can I do to make sure that my book will benefit my business?
Today we are going to discuss specifically how to plan and write a book that will help your business with my guest, Sophfronia Scott. Sophfronia holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Harvard. In her current position as executive editor of The Done For You Writing & Publishing Company, and publisher of Messenger House Books, Sophfronia helps entrepreneurs and speakers to write and publish books to market their businesses. She is the author of the bestselling award-winning book, Doing Business By the Book: How to Craft a Crowd-Pleasing Book and Attract More Clients and Speaking Engagements Than You Ever Thought Possible. Her latest book, How the Fierce Handle Fear: Secrets to Succeeding in Challenging Times, is now available wherever books are sold.
- GPS Your Career: A Woman’s Guide to Success – How to Deal with Difficult Bosses and Colleagues
Have you ever had a difficult boss or had to work with colleagues that sabotage you and stab you in the back? Maybe you feel trapped and are planning to leave your company and position because of this or maybe you realize that the stress of dealing with this situation is affecting your well-being and happiness. These relationships can have damaging effects on your career and your well-being unless you learn how to turn these toxic relationships into productive ones.
My guests today, executive coach Kathi Elster and psychotherapist Katherine Crowley recognize that the toughest part of any job is dealing with the people around you, and their company, K Squared Enterprises, helps individuals and companies accomplish their goals while navigating the psychological challenges of working with others. Today Kathi and Katherine will offer some real solutions on how to deal with difficult bosses and colleagues and specifically what steps you can take to change your emotional reaction.
Authors of the newly released, Working for You Isn’t Working for Me: The Ultimate Guide to Managing Your Boss, and the national bestseller, Working with You Is Killing Me: Freeing Yourself from Emotional Traps at Work, Katherine and Kathi are acclaimed speakers, seasoned trainers and skilled workshop leaders.
- GPS Your Career: A Woman’s Guide to Success – How to be Authentic and Climb the Corporate Ladder
For years, women in business were told to hide their feminine qualities and act more like men in the workplace if they wanted to get ahead. These days female leadership style is embraced for its collaborative approach, vision, and intuition, yet women still need to be mindful of how they present themselves and their ideas to be heard.
Tune in for some valuable advice from women’s leadership expert, Sally Helgesen, on how to climb the corporate ladder and retain your feminine qualities and values.
Sally’s most recent book, The Female Vision: Women’s Real Power at Work, explores this subject about how women’s insights can transform organizations.
- GPS Your Career: A Woman’s Guide to Success – How to Use Body Language Effectively in Business
Do you know that your body language can sabotage your message before you even open your mouth? Today we’ll learn about the common mistakes we make with body language and how we can use it to our advantage in business with an expert on the subject, Carol Kinsey Goman.
My guest today, Carol Kinsey Goman, is a keynote speaker and author of The NonVerbal Advantage-Secrets and Science of Body Language at Work and most recently, The Silent Language of Leaders: How Body Language Can Help or Hurt How You Lead. Her books are important resources for all of us who want to better position themselves in business and I’m sure you’ll agree after listening to Carol today. Carol is president of Kinsey Consulting Services. She has worked with over 130 organizations in twenty-one countries. Her work has been featured on CNN, Bloomberg Television, and NBC News. Carol addresses associations, government and business audiences around the world on this and other strategic business issues.
- GPS Your Career: A Woman’s Guide to Success – Creating Buzz for Your Business and Career
It’s vitally important that we have visibility in order to get more clients and get promoted at work. What is the best way to do that? Where do we begin? My guest, PR Expert Lisa Elia will give us valuable advice on how we can position ourselves in the marketplace to sell our products and services and promote our expertise in the workplace.
- GPS Your Career: A Woman’s Guide to Success – The Importance of Determination and Resilience for Success
Today’s show is all about the importance of determination and resilience for success; how we have the power within to overcome most obstacles we face in our lives and careers. You will hear an incredible story from my guest, Maureen Manley, that will forever change the way you look at your own life challenges and empower you to find your strength to achieve whatever you want.
Maureen’s championship cycling career came to an abrupt halt with the sudden onset of Multiple Sclerosis during the Tour De France. She turned her determination and focus to a new journey, exploring ways to integrate her Mind, Body and Spirit in order to create optimal health and peace of mind. As Maureen shares her story of recovery, there are many life lessons for all of us about how to deal with life’s uncertainties and our own fears and limiting beliefs. And, in fact, we can all create a path of championship for ourselves by setting our goals, understanding and working through our limiting beliefs and keeping our focus and direction.
- GPS Your Career: A Woman’s Guide to Success – You Can Have it All: Living the Life of Your Dreams
Women certainly face many obstacles in business but perhaps the biggest challenge we have is to keep our lives in balance and maintain our own well-being. We are great multi-taskers! We think nothing of running a business, a family, doing volunteer work and putting our energy into keeping everyone happy and healthy. But what happens to our well-being in the process? Often we put ourselves last and burn ourselves out.
My guest today, Marilyn Tam, has done it all with great success. She came all alone to the United States from China as a young girl, put herself through college and rose to become a high level executive; President of Reebok Apparel, VP at Nike, and CEO of Aveda. Tune in to hear Marilyn’s inspiring story as well as her valuable tips on how to keep your life in balance and live your life with passion and purpose.
- GPS Your Career: A Woman’s Guide to Success – How to Network Effectively for Business
As entrepreneurs, we know we need to network to grow our business. As career professionals, we know we need to build relationships to help us advance our career. But how do we do this well? What do we need to know about networking to help us be successful? Diane Darling, founder of Effective Networking, Inc. joins me today to give us some advice on how to approach networking so that we are comfortable and effective. Listen to Diane’s great tips on how to approach new people at networking events and what the best way is to follow up and build relationships that last.
- GPS Your Career: A Woman’s Guide to Success – Power Tools for Success
Roseann Barr says, “The thing that women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.” This is not an easy task for most women because of the complicated relationship we have with power. Activist, author, and speaker, Gloria Feldt, joins me to discuss this relationship and give us practical tips on how to step into our power and own our talent and unique gifts. Gloria will share with us some “power tools” from her popular book, No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change the Way We Think about Power and Leadership, to help us re-frame our mindset about power and use it to our advantage in business.