By Sarah Michelle
Whether you own a business, lead a team, climb the corporate ladder, or you’re pursuing a passion- being successful(ish) is about showing up every day to be your best self and celebrating every step of failure and success along the way.
Successful(ish)Sep 25, 2023
Let's Talk About The Lemonade Diet with Susan Wheeler
On this episode we talk about all things optimism, toxic positivity, resilience, and making the damn lemonade.
Let's Talk About Nutrition With Betsy Vedder
Let's Talk About Matchmaking with Matchmaker Cat Cantrill
Let's Talk About Workplace Abuse With Debra Falzoi
Let's Talk About Moving Your Body & Your Mind
Let's Talk About Living Pain Free & Thriving With Dr. Cody Sharf
Let's Talk About Moving Your Body With Personal Trainer Jack Khoury
Let's Talk About The Strength in Trauma with Dr. Mary Catherine McDonald
Let's Talk About Self Care With James Carson
Let's Talk About Season 11
Let's Talk About Finding the Laugh With Zach Vaughn
Let's Talk About Career Transitions with Adam Broda
It is a season of transition. Navigating the current job market can be overwhelming. On this episode, we're talking about how to make a career transition. From resumes to CVs to cold-calling interview requests, we've got you covered. Adam Broda is a technology leader and career transition specialist on a mission to make the world a better place by elevating the people and businesses that shape it every day. By day, Adam is a Sr. Manager in the tech industry working to create solutions in the health and wellness space. He directs an organization comprised of Product Managers, Researchers, and Software Engineers and often shares insights based off his industry experience. By night, Adam runs his career coaching startup, Broda Coaching, and works to teach clients effective strategies for transitioning into tech and engineering companies. Broda Coaching instructs from the perspective of a Hiring Manager, and offers a variety of services designed to help people improve career and leadership skills to accomplish their goals. Adam lives in Seattle, Washington with his wife and two young children. In his (very limited) free time he moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, triathlete, amateur rally car driver, and a wanna-be BBQ pit
Let's Talk About Resilience with Leah Davis
Resilience can be exhausting. But it can also be beautiful. On this episode, we are talking to the beautifully resilient Leah Davis about how to be resilient and how to continually curate a beautiful and meaningful life.
Leah Davis is a 20-year marketing professional serving as the Director of Operations at a San Diego-based advertising and marketing agency called Civilian. She is an eternal optimist with a positive mindset grounded in gratitude. Much of her career has been focused on strengthening communities and inspiring meaningful change with her clients. However, she has personally persevered through several unimaginable situations, most recently with the loss of her son Blake in 2019.Blake’s story—his life and death—has created and propelled an incredible movement of kindness, called #ForBlake, that has spread across the nation and beyond. People around the globe are engaging in random acts of kindness and good deeds that have touched the lives of thousands. And just recently, Leah has elevated the #ForBlake movement by formalizing a nonprofit called Good Deeds #ForBlake. Contributions will continue to make an amazing impact in Blake’s honor. Information can be found at the website ForBlake.org.
Let's Talk About How to Play Along the Way with LoveSac Founder Shawn Nelson
Let's Talk About Running a Franchise with Kyle Dumont
We are talking all things franchise with Franchise Owner, Kyle Dumont. Kyle runs Edible Arrangements of Nashua, one of the highest volume stores in the franchise system. He won franchisee of the year at the 2022 Edible Convention and has been an owner since 2016. He was 18 at the time and the youngest franchisee they ever had.
Let's Talk About Work Culture With Brittinay Lenhart
Are you leading a toxic work environment? On this episode, we're talking to The Work Culture Consultant, Brittinay Lenhart, about how to create a healthy work culture for a more successful (and profitable) team. Brittinay helps business leaders create a work culture that attracts top talent.
Let's Talk About Moving
PIVOT! Successful(ish) headquarters has moved... to Iowa. Host Sarah Michelle shares about her recent move as well as tips on how to make your next move a bit smoother.
Season 10 Kick-Off
Let's Talk About People Pleasing with Trina Stutzman
Let's Talk About Dogs and People Training with Pat Buttita
Let's Talk About the Fear of Success
Are you afraid of success? Whether it's a fear of failing, or a fear of succeeding, there's a lot of anxieties that can prevent us from pursuing success. We can self-sabotage our own efforts. On this episode, Sarah shares her top 5 success fears, and some ways to face it 'till we make it.
Let's Talk About Season 8!
Everything you wanted to know about Season 8 is recapped right here.
Let's Talk About Passion with Ramona Schmid (aka how to make your hobby your business...and your life)
Ballet Instructor and Play Ambassador Ramona Schmid is sharing how she turned her passion for ballet into her full time profession. She also shares the importance of play, and the difference between having a hobby and having a life passion. You won't leave this conversation the same.
Let's Talk About Going For It Now With Miss Tammy
When is the best time to go for a new goal? NOW! Miss Tammy shares how she began training in martial arts in her 50s and has since received multiple black belts and accolades in Karate and JiuJitsu. There are no age parameters when it comes to success.
Let's Talk About Quarterly Planning
Let's Talk About Contracting and Quality with Collin Potter (Pottery Quality)
Let's Talk About Time Management
"I don't have time".... Each episode, our guests share what they have failed at. Almost always, it is some variation of time management. Why is it so hard for us to have time for the things we need time for? On this episode, Sarah shares why she hates the phrase "I don't have time" and how to think about time management as priority management. If you struggle with managing your time, with taking on more than you can do, or with having to say no to things you want to do... this one is for you.
Let's Talk About Sales with Salesforce Smarties John Patton and Billy Draper
Have you ever said "I hates sales" or "I suck at sales"... we have some sad news for you. Everyone is in sales. Salesforce pros John Patton and Billy Draper are sharing their sales expertise- everything you need to know to step up your sales game. They are sharing their best practices, their best stories, and their opinions on whether cold-calling actually works. Check it out, then sell some stuff.
Let's Talk About Budgets
Wallets are a little tight these days. While it may feel right to avoid that pesky b-word, budgets are actually for the wealthy. On this episode, Sarah shares how she manages her budget, and how she managed to pay off school loans on an entry level salary within 2 years of graduating, how she successfully lived (and thrived) on a 20k salary, and how she prioritizes her spending and saving to live her best life. If you struggle with knowing where to start when it comes to your bank accounts, this episode is for you.
Let's Talk About NFTs and the Metaverse with Ralph Kuepper
Let's Talk About Finishing the Fight with Renshi Tim
Let's Talk About Sexual Energy with Dana Pharant
Let's Talk About Season 7
Let's Talk About Publishing with Bella Sophia
Let's Talk About Writing with Christi Pratte
What does it take to be a successful writer? Writer and owner of Hustle Pretty Co. and Ghost Girl, Christi Pratte is sharing all of her tips on how to find inspiration for your writing, how to effectively pitch your writing, and how to generally live a life worth writing about.
Let's Talk About Photography with LUX Summit Studio
Let's Talk About Video With Torrey Tayenaka
Let's Talk About Design with Dave Matli
You're Invited! Let's Talk About How to Have a Successful Pity Party
Let's Talk About Family & Politics & Taking Initiative With Liz Recchia
Let's Talk About Empowerment With Judy V
Judy V shares how we can become empowered. She shares her story of being locked up as a slave for the first 20 years of her life, and how that experience shaped her understanding of freedom, forgiveness, and abundance.
Today she is an international best selling author, award winning entrepreneur, speaker, co founder of Tribe of Traders and creator of Trilogy of Transformation and the Attune to Prosperity brand.
Over the past 20+ years she has built and sold numerous multi million dollar businesses in many categories including starting the first ever online coaching business in 2000 .
She has studied and researched human potential for over 20 years - it's been her understanding of human behaviour and potential that has not only allowed her to create massively successful pioneering businesses but overcome the most extraordinary challenge - of being locked up throughout her childhood until she escaped in her early 20's.
Let's Talk About Getting There With Joshua Amarelo
Let's Talk About Ambition and Drive
APRIL FOOLS! Let's debunk gender jobs with Lori Kelley
APRIL FOOLS: Let's debunk our past restricting our future with Janine Gates
APRIL FOOLS: Let's debunk being too old with Dennis Selke & being too young Laura DiBennedetto
Is success constrained to an age range? Nah.
We're talking to Dennis Selke who after marrying the love of his life, building a successful career, and retiring, went back to school 30 years after starting so that he can land his dream role as an architect.
And Laura DiBenedetto about her early success as a TEDx Speaker, #1 Bestselling author of The Six Habits and Life Mastery Coach. Laura teaches how to create the life of our dreams without sacrificing what we love. As Founder and CEO of Vision Advertising, a company that she built aged 19, she has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs build and grow profitable enterprises entirely on their terms. You can grab her book here: https://www.thesixhabits.com/
APRIL FOOLS: Let's debunk formal education with Chrysta Bairre & formal experience with John Stryker
Let's Talk About Foolish Beliefs
"I can't be successful because I don't have any formal experience."
"I can't be successful because I am too young- no one will take me seriously."
"I can't be successful because I am too old- it's too late."
"I can't be successful because I have a past."
"I can't be successful as a female in a male dominated industry."
We're spending the month of April talking to successperts who have proved all these statements untrue. In this kick-off episode, Sarah is sharing her experiences proving these things wrong and her thoughts on finding success... unexpectedly.