Freeman Means Business

Freeman Means Business

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FreemanMeansBusiness.com We help women in business communicate effectively with the world — and men communicate effectively with women in business! “Freeman Means Business” podcasts serve to raise awareness about the great things incredible people in business are doing to serve others. We write about the podcasts on the blog on the website and then with social media. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freeman-means-business/support


Wonder Woman in Business, Khalilah Lyons
Aug 22 • 28 min
Khalilah Lyons is a results-driven career strategist devoted to moving the work of underrepresented and untapped talent forward and making substantial contributions to the global community. Her HR experience ranges from Fortune 500 corporations and…
Wonder Woman in Business, Renee Branson
Aug 18 • 37 min
Combining 20 years in education, counseling and non-profit management, Renee Branson’s passion and purpose is helping individuals, teams, and organizations cultivate resilience. After years of working with survivors of trauma and the caregivers who help…
Wonder Woman in Business, Kim Stuart
Aug 8 • 22 min
Kim Stuart, Founder of Key Group, is a strategic advisor for professional services firms, non-profit organizations and business executives. She has more than 20 years of experience in constructing and advancing business development initiatives and…
Wonder Woman in Business, Alycia Sutor
Aug 1 • 44 min
Alycia Sutor, Managing Director Alycia Sutor leads the Professional Services team and has more than twenty years’ experience helping lawyers and executives accelerate sales performance and revenue growth. She is particularly passionate about helping…
Wonder Woman in Business, Wendy Merrill
Jul 27 • 53 min
Wendy Merrill has had a successful business development career spanning over 23 years. Her strategic and methodical approach to cultivating and leveraging relationships has allowed her to construct a rich network of resourceful professionals, and help…
Wonder Woman in Business, Susan Kostal
Jul 23 • 50 min
Editor, writer, and business development strategist with over 25 years experience on the beat and in the C-Suite. Expertise includes legal industry trends, public relations and marketing, and pithy commentary on the state of affairs in law and tech. Based…
Wonder Woman in Business, Laura Putnam
Jul 16 • 25 min
Laura Putnam, MA, author of the #1 Amazon Hot New Release in HR & Personnel Management Workplace Wellness That Works (WILEY, 2015), is CEO and founder of Motion Infusion, a leading well-being and learning provider. Her work has been covered by MSNBC, The…
Wonder Woman in Business, Amy Nouri
Jul 9 • 41 min
After earning her B.S. from Journalism School at the University Kansas, Amy went to work at Lathrop & Gage (now Lathrop Gage) for Katie Hollar Barnard. While there she managed public relations and advertising tactics in local markets and nationwide; she…
Wonder Woman in Business, Sarah Noyes
Jul 2 • 30 min
Sarah is a Change Management Professional, Recruiter and Behavioral Mapper. She has a MA in Organization Development, is a certified Career Coach from the Baraka Institute and has a certification in Change Management from Prosci with 3000+ hours of Change…
Wonder Woman in Business — and Politics — Joni Wickham
Jun 26 • 24 min
Joni Wickham is all about grit, grace, and getting things done. A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Joni and her indisputable southern accent arrived in Kansas City almost 10 years ago after leading initiatives within state and federal government as well…
Wonder Woman in Business, Trish Lilley
Jun 23 • 33 min
Results-driven leader. Team builder. Change driver. Leadership & BD coach. Stroock CMBDO. 2019 LMANE president. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freeman-means-business/support
Wonder Woman in Business, Marianne Fleischer
Jun 19 • 26 min
Marianne Fleischer is a speechwriter and presentations skills coach, based in San Francisco. Enjoy our robust conversation! —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freeman-means-business/support
Wonder Woman in Business — and Wine — Christine Clair of Willamette Valley Vineyards
May 27 • 30 min
As a young girl, Christine Clair sold friendship bracelets in the tasting room of Willamette Valley Vineyards. Her life-long connection and passion to fulfill the founder’s dream of making world-class Pinot Noir lead her back to the winery where she…
Carliz Moore of BeautyandHair.com
May 27 • 29 min
Carliz Sotelo Moore co-founded Wigs.com in 1999. After working hard to create one of the most popular wig websites in in the world from the ground up Carliz and her team turned their focus on education and helping people find their beautiful both inside…
What a Dynamic Wonder Woman in Business, Julie Stapel of Morgan Lewis in Chicago!
May 8 • 29 min
Julie helps clients negotiate investment-related agreements of virtually every type, including investment management, trust, securities lending and transition management agreements, as well as many different types of trading agreements. She represents…
Wonder Woman in Business, Cheryl Aufdemberge
May 4 • 18 min
Cheryl Aufdemberge is passionate about helping lawyers reach their digital marketing goals. She always wanted to practice law but the opportunity never arose so she chose to become a marketing tech serving the legal community. Cheryl loves all things tech…
Wonder Woman in Business, Michelle Tillis Lederman and Her New Book, “The Connector’s Advantage”
May 1 • 28 min
Michelle Tillis Lederman, one of Forbes Top 25 Networking Experts, is the author of four books including the internationally known, The 11 Laws of Likability, and the #1 new release The Connectors Advantage. Michelle is a connection creator and CEO of…
Wonder Woman in Business and Badass Lady Legal Marketer, Katie Barnard
Apr 14 • 36 min
Katie started Firesign to help legal industry clients attract, win and retain business. She draws upon more than 10 years of experience at two of the nation’s largest law firms to build brands that connect and business plans that deliver. As the chief…
Wonder Woman in Business, Patricia K. Gillette, Esq.
Apr 4 • 36 min
Pat Gillette is one of the country’s leading experts and most sought-after speakers on gender diversity and equality. She speaks regularly at law firm retreats, conferences, ABA meetings, State Bar meetings and industry events. For most of the 40 years…
Wonder Woman in Business, Deborah Farone — and Her New Book, “Best Practices in Law Firm Business Development and Marketing”
Apr 3 • 25 min
Deborah Farone has had the unique opportunity to play a role in developing the best practices in professional services marketing by working with the most respected and demanding professionals in the world. Over the past two decades, Ms. Farone has carved…
Girl’s Got Game: Wonder Woman in Business, Anne Ahola Ward
Apr 2 • 18 min
Anne Ahola Ward is chief executive officer at Veritoken Global. Dubbed “The Mother of Startups” by CNN, Ward is an entrepreneur, futurist, and published O’Reilly author. As CEO of Veritoken Global, Ward has led the way for updates in blockchain…
Wonder Woman, Sheenika Gandhi, Brilliant and Beautiful in So Many Ways!
Mar 27 • 28 min
Sheenika S. Gandhi leads the development, oversight and implementation of the firm’s strategic marketing and business development objectives. She is a strong project manager, creative thinker, and a trusted advisor for the firm’s attorneys and management.…
Wonder Woman in Business, Linda Ficano, with the Most Adorable Accent Ever!
Mar 24 • 19 min
Linda Ficano began her legal marketing career nearly 25 years ago when Paul, Weiss asked her to delve into this new industry where she developed and implemented their first marketing department. Her career led her to the IP specialty firm Fitzpatrick in…
Wonder Woman in Business, Military Wife, Miracle-Maker Mom & Creator of “Mommy Cookies,” Lauren Lewis!
Mar 15 • 29 min
Why Pure Pregnancy Mommy Cookies? Hi Mama, thanks for visiting Pure Pregnancy, we’re so glad you’re here! Pure Pregnancy’s Fiber Packed Original Lemon Mommy Cookies are a certified good source of fiber, tummy friendly, healthy and delicious snack for…
Pamela Cone, Turning Acts of Kindness into Sustainable Change for Good
Mar 12 • 22 min
Pam is an innovative and transformative executive with 25+ years of success in global marketing, communications programs, and corporate social responsibility for global professional service firms. Expertise establishing strategic marketing communications…
The Doctor Is In: Wonder Woman in Business, Angela Meyer, Ph.D.
Mar 11 • 19 min
Dr. Angela Meyer is President and CEO of PLAC (The Product Liability Advisory Council), a legal association of manufacturers, retailers, distributors and select outside counsel. A trained and licensed mechanical engineer, she has been working in the…
Wonder Woman in Business, Gina F. Rubel, Esq., Founder and CEO
Mar 5 • 36 min
“I am often asked why, as a lawyer, I pursued a career in communications. The answer is simple. In marketing and public relations, we communicate a message to a target audience to achieve a desired response or outcome. This is like the practice of law…
Wonder Woman in Business Sheila Murphy
Mar 4 • 29 min
After 20 years of successfully litigating and developing and coaching talent in corporate America and law firms, Sheila is pursuing her passion for helping others reach their full potential. Leading with moxie, Sheila is CEO and President of Focus Forward…
Wonder Women in Business Special Edition: A Dynamic Duo of Deborahs!
Mar 2 • 74 min
On this special edition of Freeman Means Business “Wonder Women in Business” we chat about Leadership. What is it, what does it mean to different people, is it hard to engage in effective leadership and as Brene’ Brown says, do we lead in an “armored or…
Such a Pleasure to Hear Brenda Pontiff — Pontificate
Feb 26 • 30 min
Brenda Pontiff is the Director of Business Development, Diversity & Inclusion for Horvitz & Levy, LLP, the nation’s largest appellate law firm. Brenda started her business development career in law before marketing departments at firms existed. She served…
What an Incredible Superstar Merry Neitlich is — On and Off the Ice!
Feb 21 • 27 min
Merry Neitlich is a partner with EM Consulting and a leader in legal marketing and business development solutions. With over 25 years of experience, Merry provides clients with tools to grow relationships and to successfully identify, court and convert…
Peer Pod: Everyone Needs a Little Jim Jarrell in Their Day!
Feb 11 • 28 min
Jim Jarrell helps his clients by building structure and accountability into customized business development plans and through one-on-one or group dynamic coaching programs. He has developed and conducted formal training programs on a variety of topics…
Wonder Woman in Business, Marla Sofer
Jan 29 • 27 min
While studying peace and conflict resolution during a college program in the Middle East, Marla Sofer realized her passion for partnerships aimed at addressing significant social challenges. Today, she is the VP of Strategic Partnerships at Jemstep, a…
Wonder Woman in Business, Mignon Crawford
Jan 22 • 44 min
Mignon Crawford is the Group Vice President of Client Integrations for SunTrust Bank’s Treasury and Payment Solutions division. She has been with SunTrust for 28 years holding positions in Treasury and Payment Solutions, Global Trade Services, and…
Wonder Woman in Business, Jodie Baker, CEO of Xakia Technologies
Jan 14 • 34 min
Jodie Baker is an innovator, entrepreneur and business builder and advocate of #LegalTech. Jodie has a background as an in-house lawyer and financial analyst, is a Founding Member and Deputy Chair of the Australian Legal Technology Association and…
Peer Pod: Takin’ It Easy with Mark Beese
Jan 12 • 37 min
Mark is President of Leadership for Lawyers, LLC, a consultancy focused on helping lawyers become better leaders and business developers. He provides training, coaching and consultation to firms in the areas of leadership development, business development…
Bob Burg on Life and His Incredible New Book, Go-Giver Influencer
Dec 22, 2018 • 62 min
Bob Burg shares information on topics vital to the success of today’s businessperson. He speaks for corporations and associations internationally, including fortune 500 companies, franchises, and numerous direct sales organizations. Bob regularly…
Dang Great Podcast with the Amazing Judy Dang
Dec 18, 2018 • 40 min
With clients across the US, Judy Dang is a corporate productivity trainer and coach whose mission is to help professionals work smarter, not harder. Clients who work with Judy achieve their goals faster because she helps them clarify their most meaningful…
Nikki Sokol: The Facebook Lawyer Who Laughs a Lot & Dances a Little!
Dec 7, 2018 • 46 min
Nikki is a community activist in Menlo Park and an outspoken advocate for providing women opportunities to relaunch their careers after a career pause. The Recorder listed Nikki as one of its 2017 Leading Women in Tech Law and the Silicon Valley Business…
Wonder Woman in Business Erinn Ford, President of KMS Financial Services
Nov 28, 2018 • 27 min
KMS began its life in Tacoma, Washington, in 1971 and relocated its headquarters to Seattle in 1976. We focus exclusively on supporting the efforts of our associated investment professionals - more than 300 individuals working with clients to define and…
“Peer Pod” with Mark Greene, Ph.D. of Market Intelligence LLC
Nov 28, 2018 • 26 min
As a consultant, Mark pioneered professional service firms’ use of market research, process improvement, and competitive intelligence to make smart business decisions. As a CMO/Marketing Director he was instrumental in shaping strategic direction and…
Wonder Woman in Business @BestWendy with Wendy Toth of NYC
Nov 27, 2018 • 40 min
A great conversation with Wendy Toth: Wendy is a writer, editor, and mom of two boys, with a focus on making life more fulfilling for families. For the last 15 years she has held staff and freelance positions at some of this country’s top publications.…
Melissa Mahoney and Her Ikigai, Secret to Her Long and Happy Life
Nov 20, 2018 • 27 min
Fine artist Melissa Mahoney’s latest painting series is titled ‘Vortices’. She says Vortices draw all that surround them into their powerful currents. She’s interested in these masses of energy and how they can contain and then transfer their energy.…
Deirdre Breakenridge: Igniting Your Passion so You Can Excel at Life
Nov 5, 2018 • 49 min
Deirdre K. Breakenridge is Chief Executive Officer at Pure Performance Communications. A veteran in PR, marketing and branding, Breakenridge has worked with organizations including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, JVC, Kraft, Nasdaq, NBA Events &…
Peer Podcast: Terrie Wheeler
Nov 4, 2018 • 48 min
Terrie Wheeler is a legal marketing veteran, having served for 13 years as an in-house marketing director, then, in 1997 founding Professional Services Marketing, LLC. PSM delivers outsourced marketing and marketing coaching services to lawyers across the…
Authenticity in the Workplace: Really?
Oct 30, 2018 • 48 min
Deborah McMurray is the founder, CEO and Strategy Architect of Content Pilot. Her vision has always been to elevate professional services organizations through smarter strategies, dazzling execution and a service ethic that starts with passion and ends…
Andrea Amaraggi, Bridging the Knowing-Doing Gap
Oct 29, 2018 • 23 min
Andrea Amaraggi is founder and principal at Cohere Insights. She has more than 20 years of consulting experience in all aspects of program development and management of analytics applications on both the business and technology side, for companies of…
Badass Lady Gang Member a.k.a. Wonder Woman in Business, Lindsay Griffiths Shares New News!
Oct 24, 2018 • 33 min
Lindsay by day: a law firm network executive responsible for the oversight and management of day-to-day operations of the International Lawyers Network (ILN)…alas, tune in for what else is up in Lindsay’s world! —- Support this podcast:…
Couldn’t Be Wilder About Carrie Wilder!
Oct 22, 2018 • 27 min
CARRIE WILDER Enjoy a terrific talk with Wonder Women in Business: Carrie Wilder, Director of Market Management in Argentina for Expedia Group Lodging Partner Services. Most importantly, Carrie is a friend from high school and a friend for life. —-…
You Can Take the Girls Out of the South But…
Oct 13, 2018 • 30 min
A conversation with one of Legal’s favorites, Jennifer Scalzi. Jenn created Calibrate Legal after having countless conversations with law firm leaders about the obstacles they face in proving their contribution to their firms’ bottom line. She wanted to…
A Visit to the Island with Mike O’Horo
Oct 11, 2018 • 37 min
Mike O’Horo is been known by lawyers everywhere as The Coach. He’s helped more than 7000 of them generate $1.5 billion in new business. He’s integrated human coaching with online education (Dezurve) and interactive training (RainmakerVT) that teaches…
The Secret Life of Silvia Coulter
Oct 5, 2018 • 32 min
“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” – Unknown I’ll bet anything if Silvia Coulter did not say this then the person who did said it about her. —- Support this podcast:…
Tim Corcoran Hits It Out of the Park
Oct 1, 2018 • 28 min
As a management consultant based in New York with a global client base and a former CEO and corporate executive, Tim now advises law firms and law department leaders on the profitable disruption of outdated business models. —- Support this podcast:…
Wonder Women in Business: Dr. Rebecca Brightman
Sep 27, 2018 • 24 min
She’s brilliant, she’s kind, she’s beautiful and she’s damn funny too! Meet Dr. Rebecca Brightman. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freeman-means-business/support
Wonder Women in Business_Betsy Munnell
Sep 25, 2018 • 38 min
She is a Harvard College and Harvard Law School graduate, a wife, a mother of three, a sister, an aunt, a grandmother and now, my friend. I had the great and distinct please of chatting with Betsy Munnell on our “Wonder Women in Business” podcast today —…
Hashtag: Be a Roy Sexton
Sep 12, 2018 • 37 min
Today, we had a delightful guest on the “Peer Pod,” Roy Sexton. Roy is an enthusiastic, dynamic, legal marketing professional with years of experience in the healthcare and financial services industries before his time in legal. —- Support this podcast:…
Wonder Women in Business: Gina Passarella
Sep 4, 2018 • 20 min
Editor-in-Chief, Global Legal Brands Along with serving as EIC of The American Lawyer, Gina works with the EICs of ALM’s global legal brands, including Corporate Counsel, The National Law Journal, Legal Week and China Law & Practice, to connect the deep…
Peer Podcast: Pamela Cone
Aug 22, 2018 • 28 min
Corporate Social Responsibility has become increasingly important to companies over the last several years. Whether it’s by empowering women, helping the environment, or trying to end poverty, more and more companies are incorporating social…
A little bit about a whole lot in legal business development
Aug 9, 2018 • 27 min
The very first episode of Freeman Means Business! —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/freeman-means-business/support