THE Podcast for Side Hustlers

All Posts by Carmen Reed-Gilkison
I'm an ambitious 50-something hell-bent on changing the world one business at a time by helping business owners learn how to make their social media accounts and their website work together to generate more leads. I do this all while maintaining my corporate career that I don't hate! The Side Hustle Rage Podcast was brought to life to help people working a side hustle learn from others doing the same. Read the full story here >

Carma Baughman

Published May 22, 2018 in Education , Side Hustle - 0 Comments
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My guest today has always been an entrepreneur at heart. Through her career journey she's achieved expert status in several areas such as teaching and training, instructional design, and website design and development. 

Carma Baughman has been an entrepreneur for nearly twenty years. Her most recent business transformation is helping others Get Unstuck at Work. She helps individuals find fulfillment and satisfaction on their career journey. Carma has over fifteen years of experience training people in the corporate environment, leading workshops on digital design, and providing instructional design services. Carma also designed and developed websites for clients for over twenty years.

We talk about the seasons we all go through in life and how that affects your outlook on your career and capabilities, and we cover the following topics:

  • Career Journey 
  • Freelancing / Contract Work (Resources: virtualvocations.com and flexjobs.com)
  • Getting Unstuck at Work
  • Building a Career Portfolio
  • The Importance of Coaching

Carma is a great example of someone who is always in action to achieve her goals. Her website currently is a landing page where people can find out what she's up to and what she has to offer, which is proof that you don't need a website to get started - JUST GET STARTED!

You can download Carma's free Get Unstuck at Work Report here: http://getunstuckatwork.com/ and you can reach out to her via email at carma@getunstuckatwork.com

Do you have a story to tell? If so, get on the show!

Tim King

Published May 8, 2018 in Energy , Holistic Health - 0 Comments
Photo of Tim King, self-improvement junkie!

My guest today is Tim King. Tim is a certifiable workshop junkie, and someone who strives not in self-improvement, but in being the best version of himself in the present moment.

Tim's 21-year journey in this endeavor has led him to an eight year stint at the Berkeley Psychic Institute as a student, staff, teacher, and finally the director of men's training. He's also been a breathworker, an anger management class facilitator for men in the San Francisco Sheriff's office, he is trained in NVC (Non Violent Communication) mediation, DBT Dialectic Behavioral Therapy), he's been a Family Constellation Facilitator for 9 years, and an NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) practitioner and trainer for going on four years.

With his NLP certification, Tim works with people one-on-one in a private practice, and through a non-profit, Food Not Bombs, and focuses on people who have had adverse childhood experiences. He's also been involved in the MANKIND Project, an international men's organization for nine years, and has staffed the New Warrior Training Adventure Weekend over a dozen times.

Tim is currently in a TRE (Trauma Release Exercise) certification training. 

With Tim's vast experience in self-improvement and regaining balance in his life, he generously shares his knowledge about:

  • Life Energy
  • NLP
  • Family Constellations
  • Trauma Release Exercise
  • and Bee Keeping!

You can connect with Tim via email at: timbeecharmer@gmail.com

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Victoria Vix Reitano

Published May 1, 2018 in Branding , Entrepreneurship , Marketing - 0 Comments
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Victoria “Vix” Reitano is an expert on all things digital marketing, online business, influencer brand deals and e-commerce solutions. For the past decade, she has managed the digital brands for on-air talent, Emmy-award winning journalists, United Nations committees and special projects, and small businesses, e-commerce start-ups and more. 

In 2015, she founded CreatiVix Media, a creative digital agency built to disrupt the agency model. In 2017, she launched The CVM Group, bringing her Online Entrepreneur E-Cubator and content production services under one umbrella. She creates content across all social media platforms, and mediums, to help clients build engaged communities, generate leads and convert followers to clients. 

She is regularly asked for her expert opinion on all things brand-building and social media marketing — she has appeared on NBC’s TODAY, CBS’ Good Day Washington and she is a contributor to HuffPost and Thrive Global. She has also been featured on Salon.com, DigiDay.com, LevoLeague.com, The Muse, Buzzfeed, MuckRack, USA Today and ThisOldHouse.com featured on HuffPost, Thrive Global, MuckRack.com, Buzzfeed, Levo League.  

Victoria shares her wisdom with us on the following topics and more:

You can connect with her on @vixinthecity on all platforms, and on her websites:

https://thecvmgroup.nyc/

https://vixinthecity.com/

 

Do you have a story to tell? If so, get on the show!

Nancy Ganzekaufer

Published April 24, 2018 in Business , Coaching - 0 Comments
Nancy Ganzekaufer, Business Coach

My guest today is Nancy Ganzekaufer. Nancy is a focused, motivated, and dedicated Business Coach. Through her work, Nancy empowers creative entrepreneurs to build the life and business they have always wanted.

As a mom of three young adults and a successful business owner, Nancy understands the unique challenges entrepreneurs face when pursuing their dreams of growing a profitable business. She leads by example through her hard work, encouragement, and most of all, her no-BS leadership style.

Nancy offers individualized and group coaching to guide and motivate her clients to get clear on their business identity, offerings, and services. Then, she helps them set a plan to attract and close more of their ideal clients with effective marketing and sales techniques. 

Nancy shares a lot of great information such as:

  • What brought her to this stage of her life and business coaching. HINT: It's a fascinating story! 
  • How to effectively attract your ideal client in every day life and on social media by being you! 
  • Learning to lead your own life, getting confident & identifying your purpose can change your success.

You can connect with Nancy here:

http://nancyganzekaufer.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/actionableentrepreneurs/

https://www.facebook.com/NancyGanzekaufer/

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Louise Courville

Published April 17, 2018 in Business , Coaching , Entrepreneurship - 0 Comments

My guest today is Louise Courville. Louise is a Conversion Coach for coaches, consultants and online experts.

Louise comes from a long background in sales and specializes in creating processes to acquire quality leads and convert them to clients consistently.

Louise Courville has built a new forum for coaches, consultants and experts to leverage their time with fewer discovery calls and higher conversion rates. 'Clients That Convert' eliminates that salesy feeling and transforms the conversation into a simple invitation.

Striving to consistently deliver valuable, actionable content, Louise helps her audience of coaches, consultants and online experts achieve their professional goals through her signature hybrid coaching program.  

Louise shares with us how she bacame a conversion coach (sounds fascinating doesn't it?!), and we cover the following topics as well:

  • How to become an authority in your market. 
  • How to create a new opportunity in a saturated market. 
  • You don't have to create a market the customers are already there - you have to get in front of them.

To learn more about what Louise is up to, visit her on her website here: https://louisecourville.com/, or join her Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/girlbosscoaches

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Anna Lundberg

Published April 10, 2018 in Business , Coaching , Resilience - 0 Comments

My guest today is Anna Lundberg.

Anna Lundberg is a success coach and business strategist who helps people create businesses and build a lifestyle that allows them an unimagined sense of freedom, flexibility and fulfilment across different areas of their lives.

Anna built her professional career in beauty and luxury marketing, working with brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Hugo Boss and Burberry. Today, she continues to advise businesses and train teams on how to create powerful brands, develop effective marketing strategies and build digital capabilities in their organization.

As a coach, she helps her clients take their ‘one step outside’ the 9 to 5, create an alternative career for themselves, and reimagine success in their personal and professional lives.

Anna is a speaker and workshop facilitator as well as a published writer, with articles appearing on Inc. Magazine, Business Insider, and other online publications.

Some of the topics we cover are:

  • Redefining success beyond the narrow confines of work and career, to incorporate different areas of your life;
  • Overcoming your fear of failure and getting out of your comfort zone;
  • Dreaming bigger than ever before while being patient and showing self-compassion

You can connect with Anna on her website: www.onestepoutside.com

And, take advantage of the Success Audit here: www.onestepoutside.com/successaudit

Do you have a story to tell? If so, get on the show!

Melissa McGraw

Published April 3, 2018 in Business , Marketing - 0 Comments

My guest today is Melissa McGraw.

Melissa is founder of The Creative Potential an online business game-changer, and is a 20-year veteran of the fashion and consumer goods industry. Having worked with mega giant e-tailer Amazon.com for the past eight years, Melissa understands the complexities of both brick-and-mortar and e-commerce retail models. In fact, she has written content and analyzed and reviewed SEO tactics for over 80,000 items that are currently sold on Amazon today.

And, as an adjunct professor in e-commerce and logistics at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, she has her finger on the pulse of e-commerce trends and practices for creative businesses.

Her range of experience, honest, encouraging approach, and ability to bring one’s vision to life has earned her praise from industry influencers, clients, and students alike. She is passionate about fueling the pipeline with new talent and motivated by the idea that everyone has immense potential that deserves to be unleashed.

We discuss:

  • Getting your business found online,
  • Selling your products on Amazon,
  • Setting up your site for shipping success

To learn more about Melissa, you can connect with her at her website www.thecreativepotential.com and in her amazing Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/creativepotential/

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Brodie Welch

Published March 27, 2018 in Energy , Holistic Health - 0 Comments

Brodie Welch is a Licensed Acupuncturist, board-certified herbalist, Chinese Medicine expert, holistic health coach, and self-care strategist. She’s the founder of Life in Balance Acupuncture in Corvallis, Oregon, where she has been treating patients since 2003. 

Brodie helps caring, high-achieving, women put themselves on their own to-do lists so they can trade stress and burnout for energy, joy, and vibrant health. She has helped thousands of clients improve their digestion, sleep, and mood; dial in a regular bodymind practice, and step into the next version of themselves. She leads self-care bootcamp programs to help women bridge the gap between what they know they should be doing to take care of themselves and actually doing it. She’s also the creator and host of A Healthy Curiosity: the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in a busy world.

  • What does Chinese Medicine have to teach us about self-care? 
  • Why did you go from treating people 1:1 in your clinic to leading self-care bootcamps? 
  • The essential self-care habits every side-hustler needs to maximize productivity, creativity, and health

To take advantage of Brodie's resources and learn more about self-care, you can connect with Brodie on her website at http://brodiewelch.com/, and for more ways to connect, check out these links:

Right to Take Care of Yourself Manifesto: http://brodiewelch.com

Calm and Centered Bundle: http://brodiewelch.com/opt-in-bundle/

Free 5-minute breathing meditation: http://brodiewelch.com/breathing-break/

Brodie’s website: http://brodiewelch.com

Podcast page: www.brodiewelch.com/podcast

Brodie’s Signature Program, Level Up Your Life: http://brodiewelch.com/level-up

What’s Your Chinese Element? http://brodiewelch.com/chinese-element-quiz/

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrodiewelchLAC

Podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/a-healthy-curiosity/id1133292360#

A Healthy Curiosity Podcast on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ahealthycuriosity/

A Healthy Curiosity on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ahcuriosity

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Suzanne Hamilton

Published March 20, 2018 in Copywriting - 0 Comments

My guest today is Suzanne Hamilton. Suzanne left her teaching career of 20 years behind and started her own online business in 2016. Ready for a new and exciting career change, she hired a mentor and studied like there was no tomorrow! Suzanne now specializes in Conversion Copywriting. 

What is conversion copywriting you ask? Suzanne goes into detail for us, but, in a nutshell, it's the secret weapon any entrepreneur needs if they want to make sales. (Is there anyone out there who doesn't want to make sales?! I didn't think so. 😉 )

Our discussion covers a lot of topics including:

  • What is a conversion copywriter exactly?
  • What kinds of clients need conversion copy?/Examples of clients/Types of businesses.
  • You also mention you do something called “customer success stories” - tell us about that

If you need a conversion copywriter, you can reach out to Suzanne here:

https://www.facebook.com/SuzHamiltonCopy

http://suzannehamilton.com/

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Troy Wilkerson

Published March 13, 2018 in Entrepreneurship , Resilience - 0 Comments

Troy Wilkerson is a former Americorps alumni with three years of voluntary service under his belt. During his time, he served as a youth counselor, Americorps team leader and an environmental coordinator. He was responsible for tasks such as facilitating team building initiatives, communication activities, and designing outdoor curriculum.

These days, he focuses on being a good fiancée while pursuing a stand up comedy career. He is the founder of "Is This Thing On?", a weekly comedy showcase that provides opportunities for emerging comedic professionals. He is still helping kids  by working as a part time youth advocate consultant, and he works as a graphic designer.

Some of the topics we discuss in this episode are:

  • How do entrepreneurship & comedy intertwine. 
  • The importance of timing and failure
  • How do you address setbacks 
  • How would you define success

You can connect with Troy on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ISTHISTHINGComedy

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