Life After Corporate

Life After Corporate
Your ultimate guide for making the leap from corporate leader to entrepreneur.

23. Taking control of your career after a layoff with Nicole Case, HR insider, and career coach
Aug 10 • 36 min
What if you get laid off? In today’s episode, Debra talks with Nicole Case, HR insider, and career coach. Is now time to get a new job? Or start that new business you’ve been dreaming of? As we brace ourselves for extended economic recovery, what are the…
22. Launching your business responsibly.
Aug 3 • 19 min
Are you launching your business responsibly? Or are you on a path to run through your savings before you reach profitability? Learn the keys steps to reach your revenue goal, avoid burning through your savings, and calculate your business ROI.
21. Remodeling your business to scale - a conversation with scaling coach, Tiina Wilen
Jul 27 • 47 min
Deb’s guest this week is Tiina Wilen, the creator of the Avenue Growth System. A methodology that helps small business owners create assets and systems to grow their revenue, profits, and joy. In today’s episode, Tiina shares her insight into the…
20. Does Your Business Need a Do-over
Jul 20 • 19 min
Your first business idea might not be your best one. Learn how to spot patterns and pivot who you target or what you offer if you struggle to get clients. Get the four areas to focus on for your business do-over.
19. Pivoting During a Pandemic and Leading With Your North Star, with Cate Luzio - Founder of Luminary
Jul 13 • 31 min
Cate Luzio is the founder of Luminary - a collaboration hub for a diverse community of entrepreneurs, freelancers, and women leaders in business and the nonprofit world. Cate shares the importance of business plans and how to keep your focus when…
18. Are you wasting money investing in the wrong strategies
Jul 6 • 18 min
Deb gives actionable advice on how to distinguish an emotional investment from a profitable one, and how to build your business basics before investing in business accessories.
17. How to create demand before building supply in your new startup
Jun 29 • 40 min
It’s important to remain open and experimental in your first launch so you can quickly adjust to market feedback and demand. According to Jessica Korthuis, founder and CEO of Sohuis, now is not the time to perfect your solution before you have an ideal…
16. Energize Your Business Launch - How to maintain your focus and energy with Kristin Rowell, founder of Energetically Efficient
Jun 22 • 35 min
It was just a year ago that Kristin left her law firm to start her entrepreneurial journey. After hitting her own moment of truth, Kristin created her unique methodology for high-powered leaders to harness their physical, mental and spiritual energy to…
15. Mastering the Multifaceted Entrepreneurs Mindset
Jun 17 • 18 min
New challenges and new situations require a multifaceted mindset. What skills do you already have, or do you need to work on? What do you need to lose in order to become successful as an entrepreneur?
14. Monetizing Your Mission
Jun 1 • 18 min
Business fundamentals series #4: Without a steady stream of clients who can fulfill the mission for your business, it can be dangerous for your business. So now is a good time to re-evaluate. Where is the money coming from? Fulfill your brand promise…
13. Stand out with a Twist - special guest Julie Cottineau
May 25 • 37 min
Is your message being buried in the noise? Do you sound like every other professional in your market? And do you notice eyes glazing over when you talk about your business? Learn how to stand out in a crowded market and twist your brand to be more…
12. From Boring to Brilliant
May 18 • 14 min
Business fundamentals series #3: How to message your business and stand out in a crowded market? How to get new prospects, charge, and sell your services?
11. If you build it, will they come?
May 11 • 16 min
The real truth on how hard it is to launch a business, why most businesses fail, and how to find proof that there is a real market for your idea before you burn through your savings.
10. Who’s That Lady? How Tisha Williams took her entrepreneurial drive and turned a local church into a national movement
May 4 • 32 min
Meet Tisha Williams - a pastoral leader who followed her passion from actress and model to corporate leader to minister. Her entrepreneurial spirit has transformed a little local church into a national platform to bridge faithful followers across the…
09. Narcissistic Marketing and How To Find The Gap
Apr 27 • 19 min
Is your marketing narcissistic? Is your message not really landing with your audience? While it’s one of the most common mistakes new entrepreneurs make, it can be deadly for your new business if you don’t know how to speak what your clients think. Let’s…
08. How to Sell Your Services - Even In a Down Market
Apr 20 • 37 min
Can you still sell your services in the middle of an economic crisis? Today we are chatting with sales strategist and business coach, Natasha Joan Haughton on how to sell your services without sounding sleazy - especially in this time where there is fear…
07. Why I Hate Networking And Why You Should Too” - A candid conversation with Kelly Hoey author of “Build Your Dream Network”
Apr 14 • 44 min
Whether you are still employed, looking for a job, or looking to build momentum in your business, it’s more important now than ever before that you create authentic connections with people that share your values and can support your aspirations.
06. Nothing Normal About This
Apr 6 • 20 min
The Corona Virus Pandemic has created new challenges in how you market and how you sell. It’s “Business Unusual.” And if you can get beyond uncertainty and anxiety, you can embrace new opportunities that are right before you. Now is the time for you to…
05. Top 3 Mistakes New Entrepreneurs Make With Jane Wesman
Mar 30 • 34 min
Are You Making These 3 Common Rookie Mistakes In Your Business? Lessons from the entrepreneurial trenches with Jane Wesman, Author of “Dive Right In — The Sharks Won’t Bite” and President of Wesman Public Relations.
04. From the Frying Pan Into The Fire
Mar 23 • 18 min
How not to burnout being your own boss.
03. Are You Doing the Right Thing at the Wrong Time and Making Fake Progress
Mar 16 • 23 min
Are you doing the right things at the wrong time? It’s easy to feel like you are moving forward in your business, when you are only making “fake progress” that can really slow your revenue down.
02. Three Ways to Replace Your Corporate Paycheck
Mar 9 • 26 min
Top three ways to start a business and replace the paycheck you left behind.
01. Entrepreneurship is New Feminist Movement
Feb 26 • 21 min
Take control of your money, your time and reclaim your life! Get the leading strategies, advice, and tools that will give you the skills and confidence you need to replace your corporate paycheck and not burn through your savings.