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Hosted by media entrepreneur, author, speaker and coach Elayne Fluker, the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast features candid interviews with successful women entrepreneurs, around the world, who get real and share inspiring true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys -- where they…

Elayne Fluker: Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, Media Coach and Consultant


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    801: 5 Things You Need to Know about Cybersecurity with Jessica Robinson of Purepoint International

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 53:00

    Episode Summary: In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Jessica Robinson, the Founder & CEO of PurePoint International whose main purpose is to support leaders to create inner security, so they can create outer security for their clients. In this episode, Jessica talks about how her protective nature led her to the cyber security field and how she felt different since nobody looked like her, Jessica's desire to guide leaders into cyber security in a creative way that is not only based on data protection, but in a sense of humanity that involves the vulnerability of the person. She talks about the implications for us by being constantly exposed to the internet and how to be able to read those red flags on the internet.   Jessica Robinson Jessica Robinson is a writer and Founder & CEO of PurePoint International. She has worked with a top 40 company and with the 2015 US Open. PurePoint International, a holistic boutique security firm, is the #1 security company for women-owned & women-led businesses globally. PurePoint International helps CEOs prevent data breaches by bridging the gap between physical and cyber security. With their unique business model and launch of their new innovative training, Safe Spaces Organizational, and Leadership Training, PurePoint was recently awarded the JCI Philippines-New York ICON Award for International Affairs and Women's Security. Jessica supports clients with CISO/DPO consulting, incident response and remediation (implement SIEM, IDS, DLP), cyber security board governance, cyber security awareness training, data protection and privacy, regulatory compliance, and standards (NYCRR 500 DFS, GDPR, HIPPA, NIST). PurePoint International provides data security, cyber risk, privacy, and information governance consulting services for insurance financial services, law firms, health services, social enterprises, international non-profits, and women-founded, owned, or led businesses. Jessica is also on the board of the authentication technology company Netlok, Board Chair of World Pulse, and co-leads the Racial Equity Committee for Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS). Insights from this Episode When did Jessica fall in love with entrepreneurship How she got introduced into cyber security The importance of learning skills such as coding  PurePoint's approach to cyber security How does PurePoint involve a sense of humanity to cyber security 5 things everyone should know about cyber security What a VPN does and its importance The urgency of a password manager The biggest mistakes the companies do regarding cyber security The meaning of the s after the http What it means to be a consciously secure entrepreneur Stay Connected: Jessica Robinson Instagram: Jessica Robinson LinkedIn: Jessica A. Robinson Twitter: Jessica Robinson PurePoint LinkedIn: PurePoint International Website: https://the-purepoint.com/ Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Subscribe to Support is Sexy + download each episode on Spotify and ‎Apple Podcasts   This episode was produced and managed by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    800: Sis, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: Dr. Adia Gooden Tells You Why

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 58:16

    Episode Summary: In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Dr. Adia Gooden, a licensed clinical psychologist who firmly believes that there is nothing wrong in asking for help, especially as a Black woman. Dr. Adia talks about how growing up with clinical psychologists as parents, and her love and interest for people inspired her to become one. Dr. Adia also discusses the importance of fighting the social stereotypes and removing the stigma towards asking for psychological help, how to find the therapist that suits your needs and engage in a good relationship with them, and how to have a healthy relationship with yourself and the people that surround you by establishing boundaries.  Adia Gooden Dr. Adia Gooden is a licensed clinical psychologist, dynamic speaker, and trainer, who is passionate about cultivating unconditional self-worth in others. Dr. Adia has an independent clinical practice and runs a business focused on helping people connect with their unconditional self-worth. Dr. Adia formerly served as the Director of the Clinic and Community Programs at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, and a Staff Psychologist and the Coordinator for Multicultural Outreach and Support at The University of Chicago Student Counseling Service. Dr. Adia has spent more than a decade working with clients to embody mental wellness in their everyday lives and to engage boldly with the world. Dr. Adia received her bachelor's degree from Stanford University and earned her Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from DePaul University in which she served for four years. Insights from this Episode What made Adia pursue a career in psychology The connection between self-worth and the willingness to ask for psychological help How social stereotypes impede black women from asking for help How to find the right therapist as a black woman The importance of paying attention to racial trauma as a psychologist The importance of asking yourself questions before getting psychological help Why engaging in a good relationship with your therapist is crucial What are the different alternatives you might take if you can't afford psychological help Misconceptions about therapy The importance of healthy boundaries Stay Connected: Adia Gooden Instagram: Adia Gooden LinkedIn: Adia Gooden Twitter: Adia Gooden Facebook Adia Gooden Website: https://dradiagooden.com/ TED talk: Cultivating unconditional self-worth | Adia Gooden Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Subscribe to Support is Sexy + download each episode on Spotify and ‎Apple Podcasts   This episode was produced and managed by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    799: Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome with Jodi-Ann Burey

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 38:03

    Episode Summary: In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Jodi-Ann Burey, a speaker, writer, and disruptor in the pursuit of equity for all in the actual system. Jodi-Ann talks about how the actual institutions and structure of power weren't exactly built thinking in an inclusive and healthy workspace, and specifically how these types of environments trigger the imposter syndrome in black women. She/her tells us what this syndrome is about, how it affects women every day, how to reconcile with it, and yet feel comfortable at your workspace on a daily basis. Jodi-Ann Burey Jodi-Ann Burey (she/her) has a mission to disrupt “business as usual” to achieve social change. She is a sought-after speaker and writer who works at the intersections of race, culture, and health equity. Her TED talk, “The Myth of Bringing Your Full Authentic Self to Work,” embodies her disruption of traditional narratives about racism at work. Jodi-Ann is also the creator and host of Black Cancer, a podcast about the lives of people of color through their cancer journeys, which was recently featured on POPSUGAR and NBC – Dallas. Jodi-Ann holds a Master's in Public Health from the University of Michigan. She prides herself on being a cool auntie, a twist-out queen, health advocate, adventurer, and reluctant dog owner. Jodi-Ann is currently working on her first book. Insights from this Episode What was Jodi-Ann's inspiration to start investigating imposter syndrome? What the imposter syndrome is and its importance Does imposter syndrome affect successful women? How the actual work system triggers the imposter syndrome How black women can reconcile with the imposter syndrome while keeping their jobs Stay Connected: Jodi-Ann Burey Instagram: Jodi-Ann Burey  LinkedIn: Jodi-Ann Burey  Youtube: Jodi-Ann Burey Website: https://jodiannburey.com/ TedTalk: Why you should not bring your authentic self to work Podcast: Black Cancer Podcast Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Subscribe to Support is Sexy + download each episode on Spotify and ‎Apple Podcasts   This episode was produced and managed by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    798: How to Democratize Technology, Uphold Ethic and Create Safe Spaces for Marginalized Groups with Cyber Collective Founder Tazin Khan

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 37:37

    Episode Summary: In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Tazin Khan the founder and CEO of Cyber Collective, which empowers people of all kinds of backgrounds to be more critical towards their relationship with the internet by providing them with different resources and tools to remain secure and private online. Tazin talks about how she first got a hint about what cyber security was, how she started to realize that the common behaviour of the technology companies was to prioritize growth over ethics and therefore how she decided she wanted to contribute to her community by educating people of marginalized groups on cyber security while producing revenue. Tazin Khan Tazin Khan is the founder and CEO of Cyber Collective whose main purpose is to educate the public, specially in marginalized communities, about data security and privacy. Within a short few months of launching, the organization hosted 10 creative research sessions with over 1,200 global attendees, released a national petition, became a cohort to the largest privacy coalition in America and partnered with UCLA's Center for Critical Internet Inquiry. Khan comes from a long line of folx doing social impact work and creatives who use their platforms to create visibility and change: her father was a freedom fighter and her brother is an accomplished musician and artist. It is no wonder then, that her work in the cyber security space is coupled with activism and creativity. Khan activates all parts of her identity to present thoughtful, and hilariously engaging social media content to connect with her audience and induce social and individual behavioral change. Insights from this Episode When did Tazin first fell in love with entrepreneurship How Tazin got into cyber security How Tazin managed to found Cyber Collective What's the main purpose of Cyber Collective and how it helps marginalized people How Tazin keeps Cyber Collective ethical while generating revenue What future plans does Tazin have for Cyber Collective to reach to more people Stay Connected: Tazin Khan Twitter: Tazin Khan LinkedIn: Tazin Khan  Website: https://tazinkhannorelius.com/ Cyber Collective Website: https://www.cybercollective.org/  Instagram: Cyber Collective  Twitter: Cyber Collective LinkedIn: Cyber Collective  Youtube: Cyber Collective IFUNDWOMEN Website: https://ifundwomen.com/ Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Subscribe to Support is Sexy + download each episode on Spotify and ‎Apple Podcasts   This episode was produced and managed by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    797: How to Retire in Your Forties and Make Entrepreneurship Your Second Act with BRWL Studio CEO Michelle Swittenberg

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 45:34

    Episode Summary: In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Michelle Swittenberg, CEO of two fitness businesses, BRWL Studio and the Triple Threat Challenge. Michelle talks about how after planning her retirement at 48 years old she couldn't deal with the “sitting all day on a sofa doing nothing” lifestyle which is why she decided to enter the entrepreneurship world in this second phase of her life. Michelle tells us about what aspects of her life led her to decide and plan her retirement, how she came up with her fitness businesses by wanting a more inclusive gym space in which people didn't feel judged but welcomed, and how she is constantly trying to reinvent herself within this entrepreneurship world. Michelle Swittenberg Michelle is the CEO of two fitness businesses, BRWL Studio and the Triple Threat Challenge. She retired at 48 years old from corporate America in 2016 after 25+ years in corporate positions in the areas of product development, strategic planning, and marketing and sales at some of the top companies in the world like Verizon. A few short years into retirement, Michelle's passion for fitness turned into a calling and in the process she started with her friends the Triple Threat Challenge with the intention of making exercise inclusive, and then met Martesse and BRWL Studio was born. With an MBA from Duke and a BS from the University of Pennsylvania – Wharton, Michelle manages the business side of BRWL Studio. Insights from this Episode How Michelle made her plan to retire on her 40's How entrepreneurship started to take part of Michelle's life How was Michelle's experience in the cooperative state of her life How the Triple Threat Challenge began  How Michelle desire to create an inclusive gym space led to the creation of BRWL Studio Lessons of entrepreneurship Stay Connected: Michelle Swittenberg Instagram: Michelle Swittenberg LinkedIn: Michelle Swittenberg Twitter: Michelle Swittenberg  BRWL Studio Instagram:BRWL Studio LinkedIn:BRWL Studio Facebook: BRWL Studio Youtube: BRWL Studio Website: https://www.brwlstudio.com/ The triple Threat Challenge Website: https://thetriplethreatchallenge.com/ Instagram: Triple Threat Challenge Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Subscribe to Support is Sexy + download each episode on Spotify and ‎Apple Podcasts   This episode was produced and managed by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    796: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging and What Leadership Looks Like in the Age of the New Normal with DEI Consultant Amber Aziza, CEO of the AAE Corporation

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 38:28

    Episode Summary: In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Amber Aziza, Founder and CEO of AAE Corporation which helps companies adjust to the new normal by transforming their workforce into “engaged, happy, and productive teams”, that are in concordance with the companies' culture and values. Amber talks about how in the new times, where marginalized groups are becoming more visible, companies have to respond to this change not by bringing a void of support that is merely for the company image, but by making their workforce and company values more inclusive. Amber tells us how her corporation helps other companies stand for what they believe is right, and how this change in the company's culture helps create a workforce that cares genuinely for their work. About our Guest Amber Aziza, Founder and CEO of AAE Corporation, which houses multiple subsidiaries, has made it her life's work to provide innovative organizations with expert solutions. After over 10 years, Amber had graced the teams of AIM Healthcare, OptumInsight, Advance Financial, and more. She left the corporate arena to begin her own business, The AG, a firm dedicated to bridging the gap between Millennials and the corporate workspace. After selling The AG's book of business, Amber began building Amber Aziza Enterprises, a conglomerate of companies dedicated to help small business owners and venture capitalists. It wasn't long before she missed the excitement of the “people side of business” and shifted her focus back to transforming workforces, changing Amber Aziza Enterprises' name to AAE Corporation.  Insights from this Episode What is the new normal nowadays? How strong is the commitment for diversity from leaders of organizations Steps for constructing a more inclusive company How Amber's Corporation helps other companies be more inclusive How a leader can generate a more inclusive work environment on the daily basis of the company Difference between equity and equality Stay Connected: Amber Aziza Instagram: Amber Aziza Facebook: Amber Aziza LinkedIn: Amber Aziza Twitter: Amber Aziza  Website:https://amberaziza.com/ AAE Corporation Website: https://www.aaecorporation.com/new-aaehome LinkedIn: https://uy.linkedin.com/company/aae-corporation Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Subscribe to Support is Sexy + download each episode on Spotify and ‎Apple Podcasts   This episode was produced and managed by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    795: How to Get Over "Good Girl" Conditioning and Own Your Power with Kasia Urbaniak, Co-Founder of The Academy

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 52:40

    Episode Summary: In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Kasia Urbaniak, the co-founder of The Academy, whose main purpose is to teach women how to gain power. Kasia talks about how from the beginning she felt that she was not going to be a conventional woman, as she was raised in a family of musicians. Kasia tells us how her rebel spirit served as fuel to learn about the dynamics of power and become a Dominatrix, which has helped her go through her entrepreneurial journey and to help other women find their power. Kasia Urbaniak Kasia Urbaniak is the founder and CEO of The Academy, a school that teaches women the foundations of power and influence. Kasia's perspective on power is unique. Over the course of nearly 20 years, she has worked as professional Dominatrix, practiced Taoist alchemy in one of the oldest female-led monasteries in China and obtained dozens of certifications in different disciplines, including Medical Qi Gong and Systemic Constellations.Since founding The Academy in 2013, Kasia has taught over 4,000 women practical tools to step into leadership positions in their relationships, families, workplaces, and wider communities. She has spoken at corporations and conferences worldwide. Insights from this Episode How being raised in a family of musicians shaped Kasia's character When did Kasia realize her entrepreneurial journey started? How the Academy helps women to gain power How being a Dominatrix has helped Kasia understand the dynamics of power How the relationship between women and men work The power of asking and saying no as a woman Stay Connected: Kasia Urbaniak Instagram: Kasia Urbaniak Facebook: Kasia Urbaniak LinkedIn: Kasia Urbaniak  Website: https://www.kasiaurbaniak.com/ Book: The ultimate guide to owning your power Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Subscribe to Support is Sexy + download each episode on Spotify and ‎Apple Podcasts   This episode was produced and managed by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    794: How to Make That Courageous Pivot and Double Down on What's Working with Thynk Global Co-founder Maghan Morin

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 29:29

    Episode Summary: In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Maghan Morin, the co-founder of a working space called “Thynk Global” which main purpose is to make Black Female Founders feel comfortable in the entrepreneurship ambiance by creating a community in which entrepreneur woman can connect all around the world to make their businesses grow. Maghan talks about her journey as an entrepreneur who is always seeking to reinvent herself and support other women through safe workspaces and community building because Support is Sexy!  Maghan Morin Maghan Morin is the co-founder of a coworking space called Thynk Global which connects Black Female Founders around the world. She studied journalism at the University of Missouri but did not pursue that, actually while she was still in college, she opened her first business which consisted in selling women's shoes in her apartment. Afterwards, she moved to London where she worked in a shoe design company but she ended up moving back to her hometown. Nowadays, she is a business woman who is constantly trying to reinvent herself and come up with new entrepreneurship such as Melanated Beauty Spa, which is a luxury skincare spa for black women. Insights from this Episode How did Maghan fell in love with entrepreneurship  How “Thynk Global” started What is “Thynk Global” principal purpose Maghan's journey as a black entrepreneur women Why transparency is so valuable in the entrepreneurship environment Stay Connected: Maghan Morin Instagram: Maghan Morin  Facebook: Maghan Morin LinkedIn: Maghan Morin Thynk Global: Instagram: Thynk Global  Facebook: Thynk Global  LinkedIn: Thynk Global  Youtube: Thynk Global Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Subscribe to Support is Sexy + download each episode on Spotify and ‎Apple Podcasts   This episode was produced and managed by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    793: How to Reinvent and Adopt a Manifestation Mindset with Borrowed Wisdom Co-Founder Sharon Ufberg

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 50:04

    Episode Summary: In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Sharon Ufberg, the co-founder of Borrowed Wisdom which coaches women who are trying to find a new meaning in their life and make their dreams reality. Sharon talks about how she has managed to become the entrepreneur woman she is now with the help and support of her family, how she has turned her struggles into fuel and the way she is constantly trying to help women to reinvent themselves through a meaningful living and listening to their inner voice. Sharon Ufberg Sharon Ufberg is the co-founder of a company called Borrowed Wisdom where she does transformational business coaching with her daughter, she is a radio host, she was a chiropractor for 24 years, freelance traveler & lifestyle journalist, radio host and Global Women's activist. Definitely a woman who is constantly reinventing herself. Insights from this Episode How Sharon Ufberg coaches woman through reinvention  How to listen to your inner voice Three tips on finding clarity and purpose How to live with intention and take daily action What does it mean to have a manifesting mindset Stay Connected: Sharon Ufberg Website: https://drsharonufberg.com/ Twitter:Dr. Sharon Ufberg (@DrUfberg) LinkedIn: Sharon Ufberg Borrowed Wisdom Website: https://www.borrowedwisdom.com/ Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Subscribe to Support is Sexy + download each episode on Spotify and ‎Apple Podcasts   This episode was produced and managed by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    792: Reframing Your Mindset and Mastering Your Finances with Author and Financial Coach Barbara Huson

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 36:53

    Episode Summary: In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne Fluker invites Barbara Huson, the author of the book “Rewire for Health”, to talk about her path to financial success and her journey to becoming an entrepreneur. In fact, her way to wealth wasn't always easy as she had to break through the concept of “women don't make money”, that her family raised her with and find her entrepreneurial spirit. She talks about how she landed entrepreneurship, how she discovered she could apply neuroscience to wealth and how your thoughts of fear can become your ally. Barbara Huson Barbara Huson is a financial therapist and wealth coach dedicated to helping women build their own wealth, as she transitioned from being the traditional jewish housewife to becoming a business woman earning six figures all on her own. She has released eight books including her latest book “Rewire for Wealth” and has a community called “The Wealth Connection” in which women constantly reunite to learn how to build their own wealth and talk about money without judgement. Insights from this Episode How Barbara's strong sense of purpose has inspired her to help women be wealthy. How interviewing women who were “smart with money” changed Barbara's life. Struggles Barbara went through finding her spirit as an entrepreneur as a jewish housewife. How neuroscience and psychology relate with wealth. Steps to rewire your brain. Stay Connected: Barbara Huson Website: https://www.barbara-huson.com Twitter: Barbara Huson (@TheBarbaraHuson) Instagram: Barbara Huson (@thebarbarahuson) Youtube: Barbara Huson Book: Rewire For Wealth Community: https://thewealthconnection.com.au/ Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Subscribe to Support is Sexy + download each episode on Spotify and ‎Apple Podcasts   This episode was produced and managed by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    791: How to Trust Your Head, Heart and Hoohah When It Comes to Love with Relationship Coach Laurie Gerber

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 44:34

    Episode Summary: Laurie Gerber talks to Elayne Fluker about how she fell in love with coaching and how she began the journey. She educates people to tell the truth and fall in love with themselves. In the episode, she tells Elayne what people misunderstand about relationships. Finally, she talks about how coaching saved her marriage and how that was her transformation into becoming a life coach.  About our guest: Laurie Gerber is a life coach. She has held several positions at Handel Group over the last 15 years, including President of HG Life. She is currently the Head Coach of HG Life where she empowers HG's team of life coaches and thought leaders to deliver The Handel Method with grace and wisdom to their thousands of clients. Insights from the Episode: How to date in a pandemic, and the ingredients needed: leveraging on technology, the right attitude, and time. How to date for efficiency and fun. Understanding the 3 H's in dating:  Head: is practicality and workability of the relationship Heart: cares about what you care about Hoohah: ask yourself two questions: do I want to kiss you? Do I want to look at your face for x duration of time? Understanding that it is important to check in with yourself before getting out there. Resources Mentioned The Handle Group: @HGLifeCoaching Laurie Gerber's Inner.U Masterclass  Stay Connected: Laurie Gerber Website: Laurie Gerber | Handel Group Facebook: Laurie Gerber  Instagram: @lauriegerber_coach Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy This episode was produced and managed by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    790: What it Means to Say F It All and Pursue Your Dreams as an Entrepreneur with Kacie Lett Gordon

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 53:37

    Episode Summary: In this episode, Kacie Lett Gordon takes Elayne Fluker on how she left corporate and started entrepreneurship. Kacie talks about the steps she took before she took the plunge into entrepreneurship and what it meant for her to leave her corporate job, which had more job security, and launching her business during the pandemic.  About our guest: Kacie Lett Gordon is the founder of It All Media. She is the host of the Fuck It All (itallpodcast.com) podcast. The podcast explores brave and modern women who redefine what it means to have it all. Kacie is a storyteller, a coach, and an advisor who left her corporate job to do work that excites and makes her happy.  Insights from the Episode: How to define “It All” for yourself and work towards it. Understanding yourself and what you are great at, and what it can do for you. How to find and negotiate flexibility at work using the company benefits and making it work within the organization.  Understanding that we can find creative solutions to make our situations work without fear by making arbitrary solutions. Stay Connected: Kacie Lett Gordon Website: kacielettgordon.com Facebook: Kacie Lett Gordon LinkedIn: Kacie Lett Gordon Instagram: @kacielettgordon Twitter: @kacielettgordon Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy This episode was produced and managed by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    789: Wealth and Happiness: Living Wealthy Founder Jennifer Love Guides You Through Your Money Metamorphosis

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 27:53

    Episode Summary: In this episode, Jennifer Love answers general questions about money management along with an explanation of what wealth really means. Elayne Fluker and Jennifer Love discuss why some people have difficulty talking about money and the concept of financial freedom. Further, Jennifer Love explains how to change course if you are not where you want to be with money. About Our Guest: Jennifer Love is an award winning, 5-time entrepreneur with 20 years of experience. She has worked beside celebrity entrepreneurs such as Marcus Lemonis and has also prepared entrepreneurs for Shark Tank. She has a master's degree along with two decades of training in Human and Organizational Behavior. Jennifer Love is now the founder and CEO of the Living Wealthy Institute.  Insights from the Episode: The importance of being clear on your relationship with money and how you think about money. How to shift your emotions concerning money. Understanding that most financial decisions are based on emotion instead of analytics. How to find financial confidence, joy and freedom.  Stay Connected:  Jennifer Love Website: https://livingwealthyinstitute.com/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheJenniferLove/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thejenniferlove/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejenniferlove/ Elayne Fluker Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elaynefluker/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaynefluker Support is Sexy: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/supportissexy/ Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    788: Walk Your Talk: Why My (Bumbled) Book Signing Forced Me To Show Support is Sexy in Action

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 13:12

    My very first book signing (turned book celebration) on Martha's Vineyard was perfectly....imperfect. :) Listen to hear what happened when my books didn't show up in time for the event and how I had to take the title of my own book very seriously: Get Over 'I Got It' -- How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn't Mean Doing It All Alone. The Universe wanted me to remember that. And in this episode I share why it's important for us all to walk our talk. Click here to get your own copy of Get Over I Got It. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    787: Join Me on Martha's Vineyard for a Celebration!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 3:52

    If you're on Martha's Vineyard August 12, 2021, join me for my first in-person book signing for "Get Over 'I Got It'". Together with entrepreneur India Rose -- who owns the Sideline Store in Vineyard Haven -- I am celebrating the resilience of Black women entrepreneurs and, of course, encouraging us all to continue to support each other and get the support we need. Our success depends on our willingness to work together. Join us from 3pm - 7pm on Thursday, August 12, for music, (safe) mingling, and a special book signing of Get Over '"I Got It" at the Sideline store, 49 Main Street, Vineyard Haven. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    786: Poet / Author Morgan Harper Nichols on Creating with Intention, Letting Go of the "How" and Being Open to the Possibilities

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 46:43

    Episode Summary: In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne sits down with poet, artist, and musician Morgan Harper Nichols to hear the remarkable story of how she got to where she is today. They talk about creating with intention, letting go of the how, listening to people's stories, and being open to the possibilities everywhere. The journey is told in such an open and beautiful way that some part is bound to resonate with you. Wherever you are in life right now, take a pause, listen to Morgan Harper Nichols' story, and think about How Far You Have Come. About our guest: Morgan Harper Nichols is an artist, poet, and musician who finds inspiration in the stories and conversations of everyday life. After starting her career as a college admission counselor she shifted into freelance music, and between performances, she designed art and turned songs into poetry. Before long one of those poems went viral on Pinterest, and just a few years later she became a Wall Street Journal bestseller with an Instagram following of nearly 2 million.  She focuses on art that tells a story, and she uses her gift as a way of connecting herself and other people to a shared emotion. She has authored six books, she has her own website, an online shop, and blog, her own podcast, her own Youtube channel, and an app called Storyteller, where she posts inspirational words and art every day. Insights from the Episode: The importance of taking time to find what you truly love. Being intentional about things as you create them. Releasing yourself from the burden of the word “how.” How simply being open to possibilities can guide you towards doing what you love Resources Mentioned: How Far You Have Come All Along You Were Blooming Storyteller Storyteller app(ios) Storyteller app(android) Snapseed(ios) Snapseed(android) Stay Connected: Morgan Harper Nichols: Website: morganharpernichols.com Online Blog: Garden24 Youtube: Morgan Harper Nichols Instagram: @morganharpernichols Podcast: The Morgan Harper Nichols show Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    785: How to Create an Action Plan (Not a Business Plan) and Get Real Results in Your Business with Carissa Reiniger

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 57:53

    Episode Summary In this episode of Support is Sexy, Founder of Silver Lining Carissa Reiniger discusses the importance of being focused and deliberate about what your business does and who your ideal client is, as well as how small, clear actions are essential to delivering amazing results for your business. Given the state of the world, Carissa's personal story and insights have never been more important. Listen in for practical, logical steps you can implement to guide your business in the right direction.  About our Guest: Carissa Reiniger is the founder of Silver Lining. Since 2005, Silver Lining has been supporting small business owners in creating more profitable and sustainable companies. Their process includes creating a Silver Lining Action Plan (also called SLAP) which is a technology-enabled, data-driven small business work program focused on helping small businesses set and then achieve their financial goals. Based on Behavior Change Science SLAP has helped over 10,000 small businesses in 25 countries to make more money doing what they love. Insights from the Episode: How clarity and specificity about what business owners should focus their time and money on leads to greater success Understanding the difference between your favorite client and your ideal client, and how finding your ideal client will bring you more success in the long term The importance of understanding your personal and business finances  What a 12-month Action Plan is and how to build one The 3 habits that lead to a healthy and successful business: Taking action, Getting Results, and taking a moment to Pause and Reflect Resources Mentioned: https://smallbizsilverlining.com/ CLICK HERE to get 50% off the audiobook of Get Over "I Got It" by Elayne Fluker Stay Connected: Carissa Reiniger: Website: https://smallbizsilverlining.com/ Instagram: @carissareiniger  LinkedIn: Carissa Reiniger  LinkedIn: Small Biz Silver Lining  Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    784: How Broglie Box CEO Julia Broglie Delivers Mental Health and Wellness to Customers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 44:35

    In this episode of Support is Sexy, Founder of BroglieBox Julia Broglie opens up about her struggles with mental health and losing a brother to suicide, and how her journey led to starting the BroglieBox company. Mental health has never been so important. Listen for support strategies for your mental health and practical tips for your business in this episode of Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is the author of the new book “Get Over ‘I Got It': How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn't Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also the founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Julia Broglie is the Founder of the social impact company BroglieBox. At BroglieBox, boxes - or "care packages" are curated with tools and resources for mental health in a way that feels warm, lighthearted, and fun.   Insight from this episode: How Julia is fighting the stigma of mental health in an approachable way.  Strategies for grieving in healthy ways and helping others who are.  Details on the Six Pillar of Mental Wellness and how to best support them in your life.  Tips for being a responsive company and how BroglieBox was impacted by 2020.     Quotes from the show: On her brother Justin: “He kept telling me, I just want to make a difference in this world. And he is making a difference now. I feel him guiding me, and I feel like he's touched so many people after his death because every single person that receives one of our boxes, it was inspired by him.” –Julia Broglie Support is Sexy Ep. #784 “We need to be open about this [how Justin died] because we don't want any other family to go through what we're going through right now… and if us talking about it saves a life or brings awareness or fights the stigma, then we're going to shout it from the rooftops.” –Julia Broglie Support is Sexy Ep. #784 “If you're going to a therapist once or twice a week, what are you doing in the in-between? What are you doing every single day to support your mental health or even just remind yourself, hey I should check in with myself, what is one thing I can do for myself?” –Julia Broglie Support is Sexy Ep. #784 “2020 was that year that a lot of us realized that even if you're not directly involved in a situation that you might think would cause grief, just even being on the outside or witnessing it on television or just knowing what's going on in the world or seeing people who are losing a family, for example, can cause grief.” –Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Ep. #784 “You are your company's greatest asset. And when you're not treating yourself as your company's greatest asset, then your company's going to suffer.” –Julia Broglie Support is Sexy Ep. #784 Resources Mentioned National Suicide Prevention Hotline Text HOME to 741741 for Crisis Text Counsel The Broglie Blog Mental Wellness Care Package Giveaway CLICK HERE to get 50% off the audiobook of Get Over "I Got It" by Elayne Fluker (HarperCollins Leadership)! Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Julia Broglie Website: https://brogliebox.com/  Instagram: @juls.b_ Instagram: @thebrogliebox LinkedIn: Julia Broglie   Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    783: How to Build Your Brand and Build a Passionate Community with The Great Girlfriends Founder Sybil Amuti

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 59:52

    In this episode of Support is Sexy, the Creator of The Great Girlfriends Podcast and expert brand builder Sybil Amuti gives noteworthy strategies for building your brand and creating brand longevity. Become “pandemic proof” with content, culture, and community. Find out how to get to work in this episode of Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is the author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It': How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn't Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also the founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Sybil Amuti is the Founder and Creator of The Great Girlfriends Podcast and Community, a personal & professional development community created to connect women with daily tips and solutions to live a passionate life and build a thriving business.   Insight from this episode: The benefits of sharing your vision in a way that allows others to opt into your energy.  Strategies for building a community around your brand and details on your responsibilities as a brand builder.  Questions to ask yourself as you communicate your message to the market.  Tips for monetizing or leveraging your own podcast.     Quotes from the show: “In my mind, ‘Let's make a podcast' meant ‘Let's build a brand'... I did always have in my mind what the story could be. Whenever I have an idea… I sit down and I jot it out and I imagine what the tentacles can be and how far it can go.” –Sybil Amuti Support is Sexy Ep. #783 “Do this right now, start this right now, before the people get here… Build it so that when they show up, they can see how you operate on social media, they can see all the other things that you have.” –Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Ep. #783 “When you're building a brand, you have to know that your vision is good enough. You have to be fully satisfied with the idea that you may be the only customer for a long time. You have to have that internal esteem.” –Sybil Amuti Support is Sexy Ep. #783 “That's the gift of having a vision and stepping into it. We don't get to decide how far and wide it goes, and thank God we don't because we would restrict it.” –Sybil Amuti Support is Sexy Ep. #783 “Yes, you are a brand. And yes, you have a brand. It's your unique way of being. It's your unique way of doing. It's your unique way of feeling. It's the way that you make other people's senses come alive.” –Sybil Amuti Support is Sexy Ep. #783 “You'd be remiss if you did not understand: Customer is community.” –Sybil Amuti Support is Sexy Ep. #783 “I look at the podcast as more of a platform. I see all of the facets of real estate. These are all the things that are properties that another brand would see the value of if they were given the opportunity.” –Sybil Amuti Support is Sexy Ep. #783   Resources Mentioned CLICK HERE to get 50% off the audiobook of Get Over "I Got It" by Elayne Fluker (HarperCollins Leadership)! The Great Girlfriends Podcast Force of Beauty by Mikki Taylor  Canva  Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Sybil Amuti Website: https://sybilamuti.com/about-sybil/  Twitter: @sybil_amuti Facebook: Sybil Amuti Instagram: @sybil_amuti LinkedIn: Sybil Clark-Amuti   Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    782: Why Kindness is a Core Value for Today's Most Successful Businesses with Cole Baker of Cool Audrey

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 54:04

    In this episode of Support is Sexy, Founder and Chief Kindness Advisor of Cool Audrey, Cole Baker, shares why she believes kindness can change the way we do business and how we can make more soul moves instead of power moves. Cole moved out of the corporate world in order to make the corporate world a more kind place, and she shares exactly how she did it in this episode of Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is the author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It': How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn't Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Cole Baker-Bagwell is the Founder and Chief Kindness Advisor of Cool Audrey. She spent over two decades in sales and strategy roles with companies both good and toxic where she learned that business is about people and kindness makes business better. Now she shares a big human approach for business through Cool Audrey and two feel-good podcasts: Kindness Think Tank and Little Shots of Kindness.    Insight from this episode: How to remember to pay attention to your “sizzle” and trust your instincts.  What kindness means to Cole and strategies for practicing kindness to self.  Tips for making more choices that “do no harm” and create more connections and possibilities.  Practical steps to take when looking to leave the comfort of “golden handcuffs.”     Quotes from the show: “The first time we're told [as children], well that's silly or you can't be that we begin to develop this little shell, and when we do that we not only close ourselves from the possibilities around us but we actually become quite disconnected from the instincts that we have. We stop trusting that inner voice, that instinct, that actually knows best all the time.” –Cole Baker Support is Sexy Ep. #782 “We are mirrors. However, we are treating, referring to self, we're going to reflect that out into the world. Being kind means accepting and loving the way we are right now, free of judgment.” –Cole Baker Support is Sexy Ep. #782 “There are these beautiful plaques that hang on the wall: We are transparent. We are kind. We are inclusive… my favorite question is, well, show me your evidence, how are you living into those things?” –Cole Baker Support is Sexy Ep. #782 “Everybody's done research around kindness. They're saying, this is the bridge to human connection, and by the way, companies are communities of human beings. And the people they work with are also human beings. If we don't get that human part right, we're kind of toasted aren't we?” –Cole Baker Support is Sexy Ep. #782 “Am I more afraid to leave and try? Or am I more afraid to stay?” –Cole Baker Support is Sexy Ep. #782 “I had very dear friends and family members say, ‘You are insane. Are you going through like a midlife crisis?” No, no I'm actually living into myself.” –Cole Baker Support is Sexy Ep. #782 Resources Mentioned CLICK HERE to get 50% off the audiobook of Get Over "I Got It" by Elayne Fluker (HarperCollins Leadership)! Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Cole Baker Website: https://coolaudrey.com/about  Instagram: @kindnessthinktank LinkedIn: Cole Baker-Bagwell   Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive]

    781: Egg Freezing, IVF, Surrogacy -- Global Fertility Connections CEO Ama Gordon Discusses the Business of Having a Baby

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 56:14

    In this episode of Support is Sexy, Ama Gordon, Co-Founder of Global Fertility Connections, shares about all things fertility, the support that's out there for you, and how you can advocate for yourself. If you've ever wished you had someone to ask your questions about freezing your eggs or surrogacy, then you won't want to miss this conversation on this episode of Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is the author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It': How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn't Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also the founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Ama Gordon is Co-Founder of Global Fertility Connections, a fertility concierge service that helps Intended Parents navigate their fertility journey on the path to parenthood with egg freezing, in vitro fertilization, and third-party reproductive services including surrogacy and egg donation. Their mission is to empower Intended Parents as they build their families with trust, transparency, and personalize patient care. Resources Mentioned CLICK HERE to get 50% off the audiobook of Get Over "I Got It" by Elayne Fluker (HarperCollins Leadership)! Global Fertility Connections   Insight from this episode: Details on what working with Global Fertility Connections looks like and current trends in fertility.  Elayne's and Ama's stories with fertility and getting support in this area.  What you need to ask yourself if you're thinking of freezing your eggs and tips for going about it the right way.  Ways to make sure you're getting the care that you deserve.    Quotes from the show: On why she started her business: “There were some gaps in the information [from doctors], or it wasn't holistic enough, or it wasn't nuanced or personalized for them enough, or the doctor just might have not had enough time to give them the in-depth answer they were really looking for, so then they go down the Google hole.” –Ama Gordon Support is Sexy Ep. #781 “Egg freezing shows that you're proactive. It shows that you're doing what it takes to empower yourself and to take control, and there's not necessarily a negative connotation to it.” –Ama Gordon Support is Sexy Ep. #781 “You don't really know what you need until you need it, and you don't know what you don't know until you get there.” –Ama Gordon Support is Sexy Ep. #781 “Fibroids are very common for women of color, and I wish it was talked about more often. But oftentimes, somewhere in the family-- whether it's a mother, grandmother, aunt, sister-- someone may be struggling or has struggled with something, and we're not talking about it amongst friends and family.” –Ama Gordon Support is Sexy Ep. #781 “We're [Black people] are often ignored. Or just kind of treated blanketly, like okay, try this or try that. I think it's time that we get the care and attention that we need, which is what we're trying to do one client at a time.” –Ama Gordon Support is Sexy Ep. #781 Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Ama Gordon Website: https://www.globalfertilityconnections.com/  Facebook: Global Fertility Connections Instagram: @globalfertilityconnections LinkedIn: Global Fertility Connections   Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive]

    780: How to Trust Your Gut and Make Your Next Best Move

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 16:05

    I'm at a crossroads, y'all. My book, Get Over "I Got It" is officially out in the world. (And a huge thank you to all of you who supported me by buying a copy -- whether print book or audiobook). This journey, three years in the making, has been an extraordinary learning experience for me. This dream, a lifetime in the making, was finally checked off the list. But you know what no one tells you to prepare for? The "now what" part of the journey. I'm sure there are authors and entrepreneurs who planned that next chapter way in advance. I didn't. And now, as I said, I'm at a crossroads. Which isn't a bad thing. And in this episode, I share how I'm navigating this part of the journey, living a few important questions and choosing to be open to being guided by spirit -- with support, of course. I'm committed to my calling, which I believe is to help women learn how to get the support they deserve for success and fulfillment. But answering that calling isn't always easy. Whatever part of your journey you're going through right now, I hope you remember to get quiet, listen to that internal voice ("trust your gut") and then make your next, best move. ALSO: If you'd like a special 50% off discount on the audiobook for Get Over "I Got It", click here!

    779: Let People Show Up for You

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 44:12

    In this episode of Support is Sexy, Katherine and Nick North, who are featured in Elayne's new book “Get Over ‘I Got It,” rejoin the podcast to talk about pride, support, creating safe spaces, and letting people show up for you. Hear more about asking courageously and answering with radical honesty in this episode of Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It': How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn't Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Katherine North is a writer and executive coach, helping high achieving, secretly sensitive women declare dominion over their demanding lives. She is author of Holy Heathen: A Spiritual Memoir. Nick North is brand strategist, speaker, and influencer who helps solopreneurs and corporations create more money, more impact, and more meaning in their businesses. Together, they made an award winning documentary, Just Another Beautiful Family, and recently appeared on Discovery Plus show Life Under Renovation.   Insight from this episode: Why we don't need to be the martyr ever and how to create safe spaces for ourselves.  The benefits of focusing on the possible as opposed to what's probable.  Tips for getting comfortable with the “uncomfortable asking.” How to tell when you're happily giving, tolerating, or enduring, and why you must protect your own emotional wellness and negotiate when necessary.  Quotes from the show: “I had a feeling of, like, I need to stick it out here because there needs to be a beacon of light. But then I got to the spot where I was like, actually no, that doesn't have to be my job, and I've done it enough and my kids need to be in a spot now where they don't feel different all the time.”  –Nick North Support is Sexy Ep. #779 On being straight passing: “There is a cost to it. There's a cost to everytime someone says something terrible to you, even if they didn't mean it to be terrible. Even if their intention wasn't to hurt you. It still hurts.”  –Nick North Support is Sexy Ep. #779 On the uncomfortable asking: “That can feel really scary. That could be a huge fight. That could potentially open up big cracks in the foundation that you were just really hoping you wouldn't have to look at.” –Katherine North Support is Sexy Ep. #779 “If my “why” has good intentions… then I can change it from it being about me to it being about giving back… If I can go back to the why I need that support, it usually has a really good intention behind it that will put good things into the world… If I have to trick myself to take care of myself that way, I'm for it.”  –Nick North Support is Sexy Ep. #779   Resources Mentioned CLICK HERE to get 50% off the audiobook of Get Over "I Got It" by Elayne Fluker (HarperCollins Leadership)! Support is Sexy Episode 620 Red Met Yellow website design Holy Heathen: A Spiritual Memoir Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Katherine North Website: https://declaredominion.com/  Instagram: @declaredominion Facebook: Declare Dominion Nick North Website: https://wethenorths.com/  Instagram: @wethenorths   Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive]

    778: Live the Question

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 70:49

    In this episode of Support is Sexy, intenSati Founder Patricia Moreno, who is featured in Elayne’s new book “Get Over ‘I Got It’” (HarperCollins Leadership), discusses how to “live the question” and hunger for the answer. The more you immerse yourself in living the question, the easier it is to take action when the answer comes. Learn how to be a spiritual badass on Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is the author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also the founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Patricia Moreno is a pioneer of spiritual fitness and Creator of intenSati, a signature movement method pairing mindfulness with physicality. She created a digital community to inspire the lifestyle habits of inner strength, radiant health, and embodied positivity. Patricia is an international speaker, inspiring people worldwide.   Insight from this episode: Strategies to think from the person we want to be, not about the person we want to be. The power of pairing movement with thoughts and affirmations.  How to live the question-- and how to make sure you’re living the right question! How to harness willpower to build habits that will change your life and live in line with your values.   Quotes from the show: “If my identity is: I am fat, there is just no way, how can I be thin? How can I be fit? If I am fat, and I lose 20 pounds, 30 pounds, I am, for a moment, thin. I’m a thin fat person… I still identify myself as fat.” –Patricia Moreno Support is Sexy Ep. #778 “Sometimes the affirmation is not even strong enough yet to get you to actually feel the courage or confidence or the emotion, but it’s enough to put a gate up so that you’re no longer saying what you used to say.” –Patricia Moreno Support is Sexy Ep. #778 “Decide. Decide what you want more of. Decide what’s important to you. What do you want more of today? Is it energy? Is it compassion? Is it to be kind? What is it? Pull it in and activate it in yourself.” –Patricia Moreno Support is Sexy Ep. #778 “You can’t get the idea until you’ve set the intention or you’ve asked the question.” –Patricia Moreno Support is Sexy Ep. #778 “Sometimes we get the inspired moment, but we don’t take the inspired action.” –Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Ep. #778 On willpower: “I’m not going to force myself. I’m going to allow myself. I’m going to become this person. I accept that I am willing to change... Yes, I have to put effort. Yes, I have to be conscious because I like to grab those things. But it’s an internal willingness to change versus a short-term holding my breath and forcing myself.” –Patricia Moreno Support is Sexy Ep. #778 Resources Mentioned Wayne Dyer’s Manifest Your Destiny Patricia Moreno’s The IntenSati Method: The Seven Secret Principles to Thinner Peace CLICK HERE to get 50% off the audiobook of Get Over "I Got It" by Elayne Fluker (HarperCollins Leadership)! Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Patricia Moreno Website: https://patriciamoreno.com  Facebook: Patricia Moreno Instagram: @patriciamoreno33 Youtube: Patricia Moreno   Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive]

    777: Stop Being the Strong One

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 41:41

    In this episode of Support is Sexy, Dawn Shedrick, Founder of JenTex Training & Consulting, is featured in Elayne’s new book GET OVER "I Got It" (HarperCollins Leadership) in Chapter 6: Stop Being the Strong. Dawn joins the podcast to speak on the dangers of being the strong one, why you need to unlearn certain unhealthy behaviors and mindsets, and how to avoid burnout and embrace support because as you know, Support is Sexy!    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is the author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also the founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Dawn E. Shedrick, LCSW-R, is Founder & Chief Executive Officer at JenTex Training & Consulting, a professional development company for social workers and human service organizations. Dawn is also a certified life and business coach, ordained interfaith minister, Reiki Master Teacher, and Clinical Aromatherapist.    Insight from this episode: Strategies for overcoming being “the strong one.”  Details on the three defining features of burnout and how to recognize it in ourselves and others.  How to set boundaries in your work to avoid and heal from burnout. Tips for taking control of your environment to lessen stress and empower yourself.    Quotes from the show: “If you look at the more specific signs and symptoms of burnout, many of them mimic the literal, clinical criteria for major depression.” –Dawn Shedrick Support is Sexy Ep. #777 “I don’t mean that your supervisors or the people who own the company are intentionally malicious people who intend to burn you out. Sometimes it’s just the conditions that are not working for you and are harming you.” –Dawn Shedrick Support is Sexy Ep. #777 “I’m not telling anyone to quit their job… Give yourself permission to explore and make the choice.” –Dawn Shedrick Support is Sexy Ep. #777 “We can’t always control what is going to stress us, but we can be empowered to take responsibility and to take ownership of our environment and how we care for ourselves and each other. We have to be mindful of stress and its impact on us in terms of burnout.” –Dawn Shedrick Support is Sexy Ep. #777 “Unlearning for me has been a process of digging into, reflecting on, deconstructing the ways in which I was conditioned to not seek support. How was I conditioned around what it meant to be independent and to be self-actualized and self-directed?” –Dawn Shedrick Support is Sexy Ep. #777 “When I let go of the Superwoman Complex and hired [a team], I can focus on the aspects of my business that are going to allow it to grow and to expand, yes, to bring in more revenue, but to actually have more impact, which is more important to me.” –Dawn Shedrick Support is Sexy Ep. #777 “There’s as much value in the unlearning as there is in the learning.” –Dawn Shedrick Support is Sexy Ep. #777 Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Dawn Shedrick Website: https://www.jentextraining.com/   LinkedIn: Dawn Shedrick and JenTex Training & Consulting    Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    776: One Week After Book Launch: Why You Win When You Finish

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 5:54

    It's one week after the launch of my new book, Get Over "I Got It", and whether it's conversations with friends or one of the many interviews I've been blessed to do, a question that keeps coming up is: How does it feel to be a published author? My answer: I'm not sure, but I do know that it feels amazing to finish! On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast -- which was recorded while I was out on my walk this morning, so please excuse the background noise -- I share what I am feeling and thinking one week following my book's debut in the world. My perspective has definitely evolved throughout this process. In a nutshell, whatever dream you have, remember to celebrate the steps you took day to day to see it to fruition. This way any "success" or accolades that comes after that are just bonus. And if those things never come, hey, you've already won! Thank you for your support. If you'd like to learn more about me and about my book, Get Over "I Got It" visit getoverigotit.com. And if you post a picture with the book, please use the hashtags #getoverigotit and #GOIGI so we can celebrate you, too! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    775: Book Launch Day, Book Launch Events & All the Feels!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 14:51

    May 11. Today is the day. At midnight, I officially became a published book author for the very first time. I've been both excited and anxious about this day; but I'm also grateful. Grateful for the many who have supported me along the way, and grateful for what I believe will be the next chapter. "Get Over 'I Got It' is out in the world for you to enjoy. But that's not the end, that is just the beginning! And friends, I hope you'll come celebrate with me this week! ⭐️TUESDAY, May 11th: Book release day live chat with Ramunda Young, owner of DC’s MahoganyBooks!

    774: 7 Days Until the Launch of My Book "Get Over 'I Got It'" (And Why My Anxiety aka Agnes is Trying Me)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 39:34

    On May 11th my very first book, "Get Over 'I Got It'" (HarperCollins Leadership) will be released into the world. All I can say is EEEEEKKK!! Excited, nervous, anxious, did I say excited? It's all swirling around. But what I refuse to do is let Agnes (which is what I call my anxiety) get the best of me. To hold myself accountable, I'm going to go LIVE every day for the next 7 days until book launch and find AT LEAST ONE amazing thing to share with you about this crazy book launch process. Follow me @elaynefluker on all the socials to catch my live streams. Buckle your seat belts because here we go! (And by the way: Preorder your copy of my book at getoverigotit.com and you'll get some cool bonuses from me! Or pick up wherever books are sold at any time after May 11th. K, thanks!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    773: Retire Your Superwoman Cape

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 38:28

    In this episode of Support is Sexy, Dr. Zoe Shaw, who is featured in “Get Over ‘I Got it,’” joins Elayne to discuss the “Superwoman Complex” and how to retire your cape. Dr. Zoe shares how she got over her ‘I Got It’ Syndrome, how to avoid overwhelm, and why we need to learn how to accept support. Don’t miss the expert advice on overcoming the shame and guilt of “should” and making real change in our lives in this episode of Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is the author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also the founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Dr. Zoe Shaw is a licensed psychotherapist, life coach, and relationship expert. She is a mother of 5, a wife of 25 years, and the host of The Dr. Zoe Show Redefining Your Superwoman Podcast. Dr. Zoe Shaw’s new book A Year of Self-Care: Daily Practices and Inspiration for Caring for Yourself is available now.      Insight from this episode: What is “Superwoman Complex” and why do we need to get over it?  Signs you are taking on too much and symptoms of burnout.  How to reframe your “failure” and reshape your identity.  Strategies to make lasting, positive changes in your life and family.  Tips for moms to create balance and practice self-care in 2021.    Quotes from the show: “That whole idea of superwoman started from such a wonderful place. It started from I think the Women's Movement and this idea that we can do it all, and then over the years, it morphed into ‘We are freaking exhausted.’” –Dr. Zoe Shaw Support is Sexy Ep. #773   “This idea that we can do it all doesn’t mean we have to do it all in one season. It doesn’t mean that we have to do it all by ourselves.” –Dr. Zoe Shaw Support is Sexy Ep. #773  “Our cape has to be healthy, it has to be light, and it has to look like us, not somebody else.” –Dr. Zoe Shaw Support is Sexy Ep. #773  “If when you look at your priorities and you figure out I don’t want to be this way anymore, it’s okay to completely shift… It’s okay to change.” –Dr. Zoe Shaw Support is Sexy Ep. #773  "It’s easier to make very small changes. You’ll have better reactions from the system, and on top of that you’ll be more likely to follow through… as you make small changes, you will actually be more motivated to make slightly bigger changes.” –Dr. Zoe Shaw Support is Sexy Ep. #773  “Showing up authenticity as yourself is the easiest way to mother, and it’s the healthiest way to mother. Hopefully, that takes a little bit of that guilt off of your shoulders, takes some of that burden of having to be perfect off of your shoulders.” –Dr. Zoe Shaw Support is Sexy Ep. #773    Resources Mentioned A Year of Self Care by Dr. Zoe Shaw  GetOverIGotIt.com  Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Dr. Zoe Shaw Website: https://drzoeshaw.com/  Twitter: @drzoeshaw Facebook: Dr. Zoe Shaw Instagram: @drzoeshaw LinkedIn: Dr. Zoe Shaw   Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    772: Remove Your Mask

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 25:21

    In this episode of Support is Sexy, CEO of Nonprofit HR Lisa Brown Alexander, who is featured in Elayne’s upcoming book Get Over ‘I Got It,’ speaks about her experience in removing her mask, getting the support she needs, and prioritizing her mental health. Lisa also discusses why successful Black women are more likely to wear masks and why you need to get honest about whether or not you’re wearing a mask in this episode of Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is the author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also the founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Lisa Brown Alexander is the Founder and CEO of Nonprofit HR, the leading human resources firm in the country that works exclusively with the nonprofit sector in consulting, talent acquisition, executive search, and education. Lisa is the author of Strong on the Outside, Dying on the Inside. Lisa is also the Owner of luxury retreat destination Wellspring Manor & Spa in Maryland.   Insight from this episode: Why we wear masks and what it takes to free yourself of that burden. What to do when you’re tired of being tired and how to get over “I got it!” How to take a “Yes, and…” approach to mental health and wellness.  Strategies for coping when your “drug of choice” is work and success.   Quotes from the show: “[T]hey don’t understand when you’re living with depression and you got your career and your spouse and you’re doing fine and your kids are great. It doesn’t make sense. Because it doesn’t make sense and that story is harder to tell, we hold that mask on tighter, so we look like we have it all together when in fact we’re falling apart.” –Lisa Brown Alexander Support is Sexy Ep. #770 “I had a great good corporate job, corner office, the whole nine yards, and the second I would get in my car, I would start crying.” –Lisa Brown Alexander Support is Sexy Ep. #770 “We are whole persons. We have our spiritual component, a mental component, an emotional, a financial. Tend to each of those aspects of yourself by seeing the people who can support those aspects of yourself.” –Lisa Brown Alexander Support is Sexy Ep. #770 “Talking is a key part of mental health, healing and wellness, and unpacking and unloading those things that are causing crisis in your mental health.” –Lisa Brown Alexander Support is Sexy Ep. #770 “So many of us do not take the time to retreat, and relax, and restore.” –Lisa Brown Alexander Support is Sexy Ep. #770 “Be honest with yourself and be okay saying no, I can’t do that.” –Lisa Brown Alexander Support is Sexy Ep. #770 Resources Mentioned NAMI Support Groups TalkSpace  BetterHelp Get Cerebral Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Lisa Brown Alexander  Website: https://www.nonprofithr.com/  Twitter: @NonprofitHRCEO Facebook: @nonprofithr LinkedIn: Lisa Brown Alexander   Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    771: Reinvent with Support

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 42:55

    In this episode of Support is Sexy, Founder and CEO of CoveyClub and former Editor-in-Chief of More Magazine Lesley Jane Seymour gives her best tips for successful reinvention. Lesley discusses how to plan for different types of reinvention, the liberation of becoming who you are when you no longer care what others think, and her work in creating supportive communities of growth in this episode of Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Lesley Jane Seymour is Founder of CoveyClub, a meeting place for lifelong learners who support each other in business and personal growth. Former award-winning Editor-in-Chief of More Magazine, she is also current host of the Reinvent Yourself podcast. Lesley is featured in Elayne’s upcoming book “Get Over ‘I Got it.’”   Insight from this episode: Strategies to develop your reinvention mindset and get unstuck.  How to let go of your former identity, cultivate your interests, and shift your paradigm. The dangers of routine and getting too comfortable.  Reflections on what the world after COVID and rethinking work-life balance.     Quotes from the show: “You have to have a reinvention mindset because you can’t stop and get stuck in anything you do… it’s just a constant movement, a constant learning.” –Lesley Jane Seymour Support is Sexy Ep. #771 “We use learning as the can-opener to any problem that we find out there.” –Lesley Jane Seymour Support is Sexy Ep. #771 “Reinvention is coming your way… You have to keep your eyes open for all the reinvention opportunities that throw themselves in your path every day.” –Lesley Jane Seymour Support is Sexy Ep. #771 “You have to have a reinvention plan in your back pocket… You need to take that side hustle and really start developing it.” –Lesley Jane Seymour Support is Sexy Ep. #771 “We tend to fit ourselves into the box, but the box was very big before.” –Lesley Jane Seymour Support is Sexy Ep. #771 Resources Mentioned  CoveyClub  Reinvent Yourself with Lesley Jane Seymour Podcast  Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Lesley Jane Seymour Website: https://www.coveyclub.com/  Twitter: @LesleyJSeymour Facebook: Lesley Jane Seymour Instagram: @lesleyjseymour LinkedIn: Lesley Jane Seymour   Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    770: An Excerpt from My New Book, "Get Over 'I Got It'"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021 40:19

    It's a dream come true, and, yes, I'm terrified. Writing a book is definitely one of the oldest dreams I have. And now that we're just over a month away and my very first book, "Get Over 'I Got It'" is scheduled for release on May 11 with HarperCollins Leadership, I can hardly believe it. On this episode, I not only share an except from the book (by the way, order now at getoverigotit.com!), but I also share my fears about releasing this book to the world -- and how remembering my intention is supporting me in facing those fears. I thank you with all my heart for being a part of this journey, from Support is Sexy podcast to the book, which is our collective next chapter. None of this would be the same without you and I appreciate you! Go to GetOverIGotIt.com now to learn more bout the book, get free bonuses, and learn how you can be a part of my launch team. Let's reach 1 million women with this message of the importance of support! xo, Elayne Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    769: Black Girl in Love with Herself Author Trey Anthony on Self-Love, Self-Worth and Healthy Relationships

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 43:54

    In this episode of Support is Sexy, author of Black Girl in Love (with Herself), Trey Anthony, reminds us that loving ourselves is not a job we can give to someone else! Trey gives tips from her book on how to create healthy relationships with ourselves, people in our lives, and even our money. Hear about why “you might want to cry about this” in this episode of Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Trey Anthony is a visionary creator who uses her unique blend of comedy, theater, motivational talk, and her own life experiences to inspire and uplift others. Trey is a professional speaker, lifestyle coach, producer, award-winning playwright, and author of the new Black Girl in Love (with Herself): A Guide to Self-Love, Healing, and Creating the Life You Truly Deserve.   Insight from this episode: Sneak peek into Trey’s book including her exercises around money. Trey’s inspiration behind her book Black Girl in Love with Herself. How to get over the imposter syndrome and realize your worth. Why telling our friends “Girl, you got this!” can be dangerous and how to be intentional about creating safe spaces.   Quotes from the show: “We end up on the bathroom floor because we’re holding so much in, putting up this facade as a “strong Black woman.” –Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Ep. #769 “I needed to really trace why I chose to give up the job of loving myself to someone else. When they stopped loving me, all of a sudden I didn’t know what to do with myself.” –Trey Anthony Support is Sexy Ep. #769 “At lot of times we find ourselves in things that are unhealthy for us because it reminds us of our childhood.” –Trey Anthony Support is Sexy Ep. #769 “Right at that moment, I didn’t need a pep talk. What I needed was permission to fall apart. And maybe not once, not twice, maybe three times, but continue to fall apart and have a safe space.” –Trey Anthony Support is Sexy Ep. #769 “I was thinking about negotiations, and I said, “Please pay me whatever you’ve paid a white male who has come in and done similar.” –Trey Anthony Support is Sexy Ep. #769 “Make people catch you loving yourself. So when they join you, you’re already loving yourself.” –Trey Anthony Support is Sexy Ep. #769 Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Trey Anthony Website: Trey Anthony Twitter: @treyanthony Instagram: @blackgirlinlove LinkedIn: Trey Anthony Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    768: How to go from Ally to CHAMPION with Polina Hanin, Managing Partner at Aequitas

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 61:13

    In this episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne and Polina Hanin, managing partner at Aequitas Partners, have a conversation about equity, diversity, and inclusion, and what it means to be an ally in America today. Polina talks about her personal racial “wake up call” and how that has impacted her business practices. Whether in friendships or in the workplace, listen for tips on being a champion for others and going from gatekeeper to “gate-opener” in this episode of Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Polina Hanin is Principal at Aequitas Partners, a boutique firm that builds leadership teams for high-growth health companies focusing on health equity. Polina is also an Advisor at StartUp Health, an investment platform founded in 2011 to invest in a global army of entrepreneurs, called Health Transformers, to achieve health moonshots.    Insight from this episode: How to “step off the sidelines” and move towards authentic and intentional allyship in and out of the workplace.  Tips for shifting from exclusion to inclusion in your hiring practices.  Strategies for investing into diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Details on the turning point in Polina’s personal journey of racial reckoning.    Quotes from the show: On the hiring process: “The more criteria that you pull together, the more that you weigh them and understand what actually is priority and what’s a non-negotiable, the more you can actually start to think not in exclusionary terms but rather inclusionary terms.” –Polina Hanin Support is Sexy Ep. #768 “There’s an opportunity for us to give back, so that five years later [students at HBCUs] are [ready], and they have the resources necessary and all the experience that immediately makes them a fantastic candidate for a search that we’re doing down the road.” –Polina Hanin Support is Sexy Ep. #768 “How can I actually be a champion for the people that I care about? How can I be their cheerleader? How can I promote the amazing things they’re doing?” –Polina Hanin Support is Sexy Ep. #768 “Sit with the discomfort and analyze your life. Analyze what you’ve done, what you haven’t done. Just come to terms with it and figure out how you’re going to move from that and change that. What are you doing differently tomorrow?” –Polina Hanin Support is Sexy Ep. #768 “If you’re a business leader, put someone in charge of that [diversity, equity, and inclusion] plan.” –Polina Hanin Support is Sexy Ep. #768 “How is somebody going to know an opportunity exists if it’s not presented to them?” –Polina Hanin Support is Sexy Ep. #768 Resources Mentioned Health Talent Exchange Authentic Diversity: How to Change the Workplace for Good by Michelle Silverthorn www.qualifiedBlackpeople.com   Mark Dawson’s LinkedIn Polina's SIS Episode Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Polina Hanin Website: Aequitas Partners Twitter: @PolinaHanin LinkedIn: Polina Hanin   Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    767: How to Raise $2.7 Million, Sell Out in Nordstrom's and Disrupt the Skincare Industry with Topicals Co-Founders Olamide Olowe and Claudia Teng

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 40:39

    In this episode of Support is Sexy, Co-Founders of Topicals, Olamide Olowe and Claudia Teng speak about their business partnership, branding, and raising $2.7 million in investments by selling a vision, not just a product. Be inspired by their success as young women of color and learn about what it takes to create a truly disruptive brand on Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is the author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also the founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening!   About our Guest: Olamide Olowe is the 24-year-old Co-Founder & CEO of Topicals, a skincare company transforming the way people feel about skin with products for eczema and hyperpigmentation. A UCLA graduate, Olamide is the former Co-Founder of SheaGIRL, a Sundial Brands subsidiary.  Claudia Teng, also 24, is Co-Founder & CPO at Topicals, the brand creating “funner flare-ups.” Growing up with eczema and working in clinical research helped her see what patients really need and what’s lacking in the skin-care space. Topicals have sold out multiple times on nordstorm.com.      Insight from this episode: Questions to ask potential business partners and investors.  Strategies for creating a brand that you believe in, even if others don’t.  A look into networking and finding investors, including Olamide’s experience cold contacting on LinkedIn. How you can “do well by doing good.”   Quotes from the show: “For anyone at any age, fundraising is really hard… It was really important for us, one, to find people who wanted to be allies with us.” –Olamide Olowe Support is Sexy Ep. #767 “We’re not just selling a cute cream on Instagram. We really are trying to change that category [of skin care].” –Olamide Olowe Support is Sexy Ep. #767 “Make sure that the people you have onboard with whatever facet, whether that’s a retailer partner, a retail partner, a co-founder, an investor, that this person really is on the same page with you about what the end goal is. Because when you’re not on the same page, that’s when dissension and a bunch of trouble happens because someone’s trying to pull forward while someone’s trying to pull back.” –Olamide Olowe Support is Sexy Ep. #767 “We wanted retail to help us tell our story. That was the purpose of being in retail.” –Claudia Teng Support is Sexy Ep. #767 “[Listening] is a simple but underrated tool. If you are a company, person, or brand that touts community and touts your brand having community, then it’s important to first and foremost be a listener to them and understand and be receptive to their needs.” –Claudia Teng Support is Sexy Ep. #767 “Inclusivity goes all the way back to product development.” –Olamide Olowe Support is Sexy Ep. #767 Resources Mentioned Join Elayne live on your favorite social media platform: www.LiveWithElayne.com   Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Olamide Olowe Twitter: @OlamideAOlowe Instagram: @olamideaolowe  LinkedIn: Olamide Olowe   Claudia Teng LinkedIn: Claudia Teng   Topicals Website: mytopicals.com Twitter: @topicals  Instagram: @mytopicals  TikTok: @topicals_   Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive]  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    766: Special Episode: Get Over 'I Got It' Book is on Its Way (And I am Terrified!)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 9:01

    It took me more than a week to record and post this episode. I just couldn't believe that we're almost there -- we're almost at the day that I've been dreaming about for as long as I can remember. On May 11th, my very first published book will be released and I will officially become an author. On this episode I share why I'm nervous about sharing Get Over "I Got It" with the world, why the message in the book is so important to me and why holding onto your dreams is more than a notion, it's a necessity. Learn more about Get Over "I Got It" at www.getoverigotit.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    765: How to Manage Performance Anxiety and Overcome Self-Doubt with Mental Performance Coach Ayanna Sealey

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 53:11

    In this episode of Support is Sexy, mental performance coach Ayanna Sealey speaks about how to step into your “zone of genius” when it comes to performance at all levels of your life. Ayanna addresses how to deal with performance anxiety, uncertainty, and unprocessed trauma that might be holding us back, with techniques rooted in daily practice and building confidence in our comfort zones. Learn how to build your mental toughness in this episode of Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is the author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also the founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Ayanna Sealey, a former Broadway performer, is a mental performance coach and Founder of Magic Makers, where she helps artists, high-level executives, and athletes realize their potential and achieve peak performance. Through her acclaimed neuro-emotional technique, Ayanna helps clients identify and release subconscious blocks within minutes. Check out her 12-week program: Dream to Real.    Insight from this episode: How performance anxiety can affect us and tips to handle it with less stress. Ayanna’s personal pre-performance routine from her years on Broadway. Strategies for having self-compassion and grace and assessing why you might be in a funk.  Methods for positively moving forward from anxiety and self-doubt and stepping into the “zone of genius.” Benefits of working with a mental performance coach.    Quotes from the show: “Are you focusing on all the things that can go wrong? Or are you pouring your energy into what can go right? ...Things are going to go wrong, but it’s up to us to choose what we can have control over, what we focus on.” –Ayanna Sealey Support is Sexy Ep. #765 “You’ve got to pay attention to: I want to do something, but it’s not happening. I want to do something, but I’m not able to actualize it. Why is that?” –Ayanna Sealey Support is Sexy Ep. #765 “Not moving through [the hurt] in the long long will hurt more.... When we block the pain, we’re also blocking the joy.” –Ayanna Sealey Support is Sexy Ep. #765 “It’s not as if you’ll disappear off the face of the earth if you take care of yourself. If you pause to reset, if you pause to really hone into your self-care, if you just take a moment, it doesn’t mean that everything comes to a screeching halt.” –Ayanna Sealey Support is Sexy Ep. #765 “High performing individuals are constantly aiming to improve and step into the most phenomenal versions of themselves… That means you’ve got to prepare to step into that zone of genius, where all your gifts are in use.” –Ayanna Sealey Support is Sexy Ep. #765 Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Ayanna Sealey Website: https://www.ayannasealey.com/  Twitter: @Ayanna_Sealey Facebook: Ayanna Sealey Instagram: @ayanna_sealey LinkedIn: Ayanna Sealey   Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    764: Brown Girl Jane co-founder Tai Beauchamp on Building Healthy Partnerships and Prioritizing Peace of Mind

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 53:45

    In this episode of Support is Sexy, BROWN GIRL Jane Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer Tai Beauchamp applies life principles to business and gives us invaluable advice about how to form healthy partnerships that help us grow and reach our goals. Business partnerships can be rewarding and humbling, but Tai reminds us that we need to prioritize ourselves and our wellness so that we can fully show up for ourselves and others in this episode of Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is the author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also the founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Tai Beauchamp is an internationally recognized media personality, public speaker, style and lifestyle authority, and creative director who inspires women around the world to celebrate their inner and outer beauty. Named one of the 50 most influential people in the multicultural market by WWD, Tai is also Co-Founder of BROWN GIRL Jane, a disruptive luxury, plant-based wellness, and beauty collection centering the needs of dynamic women of color.   Insight from this episode: Essentials you must keep in mind when looking to partner with and work alongside others.  The benefits of working with business partners and how to know when to move on from a partnership. Strategies for thinking creatively when it comes to imagining what’s possible in our lives. How to check in with yourself, prioritize your peace of mind, and have some fun.      Quotes from the show: “You want to work with people who are helping you to grow… that you can learn from.” –Tai Beauchamp Support is Sexy Ep. #764 “My practical MBA studies are the people who are in rooms in Zoom with me at this point.” –Tai Beauchamp Support is Sexy Ep. #764 “When you enter any union, any partnership, any relationship, you have to be very clear about what your intentions are, what are the motivating factors, what are the desired outcomes?” –Tai Beauchamp Support is Sexy Ep. #764 “It’s important for us to give ourselves the time and the space to think freely without terms and conditions, without pre-established notion and/or previous convictions. Oftentimes, you have to step outside of yourself to do that and you also have to step away from the things that keep you and hold you.” –Tai Beauchamp Support is Sexy Ep. #764 “Be intentional about those wellness checks daily. That’s not something that is negotiable. That’s not something is to be penciled in when possible. It’s something that needs to be prioritized.” –Tai Beauchamp Support is Sexy Ep. #764 Resources Mentioned Use code: SISTAS at https://www.browngirljane.com/ for 20% off. Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Tai Beauchamp Website: http://www.taibeauchamp.com/  Website: https://www.browngirljane.com/  Instagram: @taibeau  Instagram: @itsbrowngirljane LinkedIn: BROWN GIRL Jane   Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    763: What's Really Making You Sick? Dr. Anna Cabeca Gives Us the Skinny on the Effects of Stress, Hormones and Inflammation on our Bodies as Women

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 45:23

    In this episode of Support is Sexy, Dr. Anna Cebeca, OB-GYN and author of The Hormone Fix, teaches how practical knowledge of hormones can drastically improve your overall health and well-being. From progesterone, cortisol, and oxytocin, Dr. Cebeca makes the connection between hormone balance and healing our bodies. Learn about simple steps you can take today to empower your body for healing in this episode of Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is the author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also the founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Dr. Anna Cabeca is a Triple-Board Certified OB-GYN and Founder of The Girlfriend Doctor Club who has worked with thousands of women one-on-one to help them understand and improve their health and manage their hormones. Dr. Cabeca is committed to supporting women so that they can thrive physically, emotionally, sexually, and even spiritually as they go through menopause. She is also the author of two best-selling books: The Hormone Fix and Keto-Green 16. Check out Dr. Cabeca's latest Master Class, Breeze Through Menopause Master Class. Registration is free and taking place virtually on February 18th, 2021.   Insight from this episode: Details on the power of hormones and their effect on our bodies.  Self-medicating behaviors resulting from high cortisol levels that you might be doing. How to increase your oxytocin levels to reduce stress and inflammation. Why you might want to break up with sugar and the alternatives you can use. Strategies to improve your gut health and help your body detox.     Quotes from the show: “All diseases come down to two simple things: inflammation is number one, and number two is hormone imbalance.” –Dr. Anna Cabeca Support is Sexy Ep. #763 “Hormones are such amazing molecules. They are more than chemical messages... They are also energetic communicators. They are energetic molecules.” –Dr. Anna Cabeca Support is Sexy Ep. #763 “When cortisol goes up, oxytocin goes down, the hormones of love, bonding, and connection… Your body is in this state of disconnect. You become more isolated, have more anxiety and depression.” –Dr. Anna Cabeca Support is Sexy Ep. #763 “[Self-care] is one of the best things I can write on a prescription pad for anyone. It is the best thing for survival. And it is listening innately to our body for what we need.” –Dr. Anna Cabeca Support is Sexy Ep. #763 “It takes more than hormones to fix our hormones.” –Dr. Anna Cabeca Support is Sexy Ep. #763 Resources Mentioned The Hormone Fix Keto-Green 16 Sign up for Dr. Cabeca's Keto-Green Masterclass Hint Water Topo Chico Water Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Dr. Anna Cabeca Website: https://drannacabeca.com/  Twitter: @AnnaCabeca Facebook: @thegirlfrienddoctor Instagram: @thegirlfrienddoctor Youtube: Dr. Anna Cabeca The Girlfriend Doctor Pinterest: Dr. Anna Cabeca   Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    762: What You Can Learn from 33,000+ Women Entrepreneurs in East Africa Who Started Their Businesses to Overcome Extreme Poverty

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021 37:07

    In this episode of Support is Sexy, Isabella Lengopito from The BOMA Project, an organization empowering women entrepreneurs in Kenya to end extreme poverty in Africa, joins Elayne to share how diversification, setting goals, and community helped BOMA women grow their businesses. Tune in to this episode of Support is Sexy to hear how you can apply these fundamentals to strengthen your own business.   Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Isabella Lengopito is a BOMA Project field officer out of the Samburu Office in Kenya. The BOMA Project is a non-profit focused on ending extreme poverty in Africa by investing in women entrepreneurs. The organization is systematically changing the lives of African women and their families through empowerment and teaching life and business skills with dignity in their two-year poverty graduation program to create sustainable futures.   Insight from this episode: The inspiration and impetus behind The BOMA Project and how Isabella got involved with their programs.  How to walk with others and support them in empowering and dignified ways. Tips to weather any economic “storm” in your business and the stories of BOMA women entrepreneurs who have done it! Reasons why no one, especially women, should be their own worst enemy.   Quotes from the show: “There was something shocking about how [a woman in the market is] now doing business, how she can now calculate her profits, how she can go by herself and buy stock. These things were thrilling for me because before women didn’t have this knowledge... Now this woman could confidently speak about business.” –Isabella Lengopito Support is Sexy Ep. #762 “During COVID-19… BOMA’s women entrepreneurs showed a 3% jump in profits and a 7% increase in sales from April to June 2020.” –Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Ep. #762 “Staying focused regardless of the challenges you go through keeps you going in a business and will make you realize your goal.” –Isabella Lengopito Support is Sexy Ep. #762 “Everyone needs support. Everyone needs someone to talk to. All of us, even if we live in different parts of the world, we go through the same challenges-- in different ways, but we go through the same challenges… when we come together, when we help each other, it helps us get through these challenges stronger.” –Isabella Lengopito Support is Sexy Ep. #762 “Wherever you go, ensure that you change the life of another woman.” –Isabella Lengopito quoting her mother Support is Sexy Ep. #762 Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   The BOMA Project Website: https://bomaproject.org/  Twitter: @BOMAProject Facebook: @thebomaproject Instagram: @thebomaproject LinkedIn: The BOMA Project Youtube: The BOMA Project Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    761: How to Be (and Find) the Best Virtual Assistant with Tasha Booth, CEO of the Launch Guild

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 38:50

    In this episode of Support is Sexy, if you’ve been thinking about getting extra support in your business, Tasha Booth, CEO of The Launch Guild, a virtual assistant agency, has just the advice you need. Tasha answers what is a virtual assistant, who should have one, and what you should consider before hiring one or even becoming one yourself. As a successful business owner herself, Tasha gives great advice and practical tips for all entrepreneurs who are trying to start or grow their business in this episode of Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Tasha Booth is the Founder and CEO of The Launch Guild, an online business management and digital marketing implementation agency that supports high level coach and course creators. Their priority is making sure the leader feels supported and that nothing slips through the cracks. Tasha also coaches and mentors virtual assistants who are looking to start and grow their businesses.   Insight from this episode: Benefits of bringing on support for your business and what options are available to you. Strategies to leverage your past experiences into your current endeavors. Tips for building authentic relationships and business networks, especially in the virtual space. Details on becoming and thriving as a virtual assistant even during difficult times.     Quotes from the show: “You really want to tap into what have I done in the past that I’ve enjoyed, and how can I translate that to whatever this new thing I want to create is.” –Tasha Booth Support is Sexy Ep. #761 “Once I leaned into what I enjoyed doing, that’s when my business exploded.” –Tasha Booth Support is Sexy Ep. #761 “I’m never going to fully take a vacation if it’s just me… I realized pretty quickly that I was going to have to build some sort of a team in order to be able to have stability in my business and also freedom in my business.” –Tasha Booth Support is Sexy Ep. #761 “Relationship is the reason that people want to hire you or the reason that people remember you.” –Tasha Booth Support is Sexy Ep. #761  “You are a strategic partner, partnering with another business owner to support them in their business. They’re not your employer employing you. So when we step into the relationship as strategic partners, we’re stepping in on even footing.” –Tasha Booth Support is Sexy Ep. #761 “If you don’t take the time to focus on one thing at a time and give it its full capacity to grow and to be excellent, you’ll never know what its capacity was.” –Tasha Booth Support is Sexy Ep. #761 Resources Mentioned Acuity Toggl  Launch Guild’s Built to Profit course Launch Guild’s Booked and Balanced course Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Tasha Booth Website: https://www.tashabooth.com/  Launch Guild Website: https://thelaunchguild.com/  Facebook: @thetashabooth Instagram: @thetashabooth LinkedIn: Tasha Booth Pinterest: The Launch Guild   Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    760: Simple Steps to Practicing Sacred Self-Care with Self-Love and Healthy Relationships Coach Fila Antwine

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021 45:03

    In this episode of Support is Sexy, self-care and healthy relationship coach Fila Antwine reminds us that self-care is sexy! Fila shares all kinds of ways you can support yourself, including raising awareness of negative self-talk and creating healthy boundaries. You can be successful, you can be ambitious, and you can also take care of yourself. Find out how Fila’s expert’s advice in this episode of Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is the author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also the founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Fila Antwine is Elayne’s very own cousin and award-winning self-love and healthy relationship coach. Fila has helped over 500 women have healthy relationships and practice radical self-love individually and in groups. She has been honored by members of Congress, featured in major media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, and HuffPost, and hired by national organizations, colleges, and universities to share her coaching principles with their members, students, and staff.   Insight from this episode: Fila’s simple, but sacred, self-care trifecta that can change your life.  How to not abandon your self-care practices and overcome your fears of “slowing down.” The benefits of small, intentional acts of self-care to have a large impact on your overall well-being, relationships, and legacy.  Strategies to create healthy boundaries that reflect your core values and will improve your relationships.     Quotes from the show: “It’s about sacred self-care. It’s about doing those things that impact you internally in a way that you get to reflect the joy, happiness, goodness externally.” –Fila Antwine Support is Sexy Ep. #760 “The way you speak to yourself internally is the seed that you’re planting every single day about what you get to be in the world and what you get to have in the world.” –Fila Antwine Support is Sexy Ep. #760 “The simplicity of self-care is what will allow us to make it a lifestyle and a practice.” –Fila Antwine Support is Sexy Ep. #760 “When you slow down, time slows down with you. When you pour into yourself, life opens up to give you more.” –Fila Antwine Support is Sexy Ep. #760 “As an individual, you are always creating your life. And it’s simply a matter of recognizing whether you have consciously or unconsciously created the state of your life right now… You can actively and consciously opt into self-care.” –Fila Antwine Support is Sexy Ep. #760 “When you start saying I’m taking back some of my time, I’m taking back some of my energy, and I’m not going to deplete myself for you anymore, sometimes you will lose relationships. You have to be willing to do that so that you can move on and feel better.” –Fila Antwine Support is Sexy Ep. #760 Resources Mentioned Sacred Self Care Planner Fila’s Affirmation Deck Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Fila Antwine Website: https://www.filaantwine.com/  Instagram: @sheisfila Twitter: @sheisfila Facebook: @sheisfila LinkedIn: Fila Antwine   Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    759: Making Moves, Embracing Change and Following Your Dreams with Yoryoga Founder Kremena Yordanova

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 51:45

    In this Where Is She Now episode of Support is Sexy, Elayne catches up with YorYoga founder and Reebok marketing executive Kremena Yordanova. Kremena has been getting the support she needs, expanding her brand, and practicing being unapologetic with her priorities. She even shares her own meditation practice with us and how she listens to her body to evaluate opportunities. Find out how Kremena has embraced change over the last two years and stop playing small in this episode of Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Kremena Yordanova, born and raised in Bulgaria, is a self-taught entrepreneur who went from a junior purser on a cruise ship to the corporate world and blended in yoga along the way. Kremena sees yoga as a way of thriving amidst the demands of modern life. She founded YorYoga based in Amsterdam in 2012 and has since organized seven international Yoga, Food, and Wine Retreats and multiple workshops and has taught countless Strala Yoga classes. Insight from this episode: The benefits of working with a life coach and how one can help you clarify your priorities. Reasons why yoga can help busy women to not only take a break but also make connections with ourselves and others.  Details on how Kremena incorporates the values of both yoga and entrepreneurship into her corporate job.  How tea unexpectedly helped Kremena feel better, build community, and expand her brand.     Quotes from the show: “Any project on my plate right now, I’m really excited to do because it’s always with friends.” –Kremena Yordanova Support is Sexy Ep. #759  “Anything that doesn’t align with the bigger mission of who I want to become, it simply needs to be ‘Thank you, no.’” –Kremena Yordanova Support is Sexy Ep. #759 “There is nothing wrong with maintaining [a busy lifestyle] as long as it’s not at the price of something else. We take big pride in being busy, busy for the sake of it, but if you give yourself permission to stop, evaluate, breathe, connect, is this still worth it?” –Kremena Yordanova Support is Sexy Ep. #759 “If people are being seen, they tend to do so much more.” –Kremena Yordanova Support is Sexy Ep. #759 “People really resonate with the energy when you are actually doing it because you want to do it… what you do is special because it’s special to you.” –Kremena Yordanova Support is Sexy Ep. #759 “I have nothing to prove in that field [of yoga]. I just want to get the best of my potential and the best of my work to be experienced by more people and get the joy out of it.” –Kremena Yordanova Support is Sexy Ep. #759  Resources Mentioned Support is Sexy Ep. 558: Embracing Both-And Instead of Either-Or with Yoga Instructor and Reebok Marketing Exec Kremena Yordanova YorYoga Tea  Try code supportissexy for 10% off any YorYoga Retreat Try code yoryoga20 for a discount on YorYoga Tea (Europe only) Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Kremena Yordanova Website: https://yoryoga.eu Facebook: @yoryoga Instagram: @yoryoga   Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    758: How The Honey Pot Founder Bea Dixon Took Her Brand from Side Hustle to the Shelves of Target and Why She Wants to Get to a Place Where Having No Goals is the Goal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2021 48:44

    In this episode of Support is Sexy, The Honey Pot Company CEO Bea Dixon speaks about how in her success she has stayed authentic and committed to excellence, despite some bumps in the road along the way. If you are an entrepreneur just starting out or trying to get your product into retail, Bea gives invaluable and practical advice that you have to hear! Get a glimpse of Bea Dixon’s “unlimited thinking” in this episode of Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Bea Dixon is Co-Founder and CEO of The Honey Pot Company, a plant-based feminine care product line that she launched in 2014. The Honey Pot Company’s products are sold at Target, Walmart, Whole Foods, and more. Bea is in Entrepreneur’s 2019 top 100 groundbreaking women entrepreneurs.      Insight from this episode: How to take the good and the bad that life has to offer you and learn from all of it.  Strategies for handling criticism, backlash, and the negative opinions of others.  Bea’s take on what it means to be a Black business owner and how to set the bar of excellence high. Insight into how to set your ultimate vision and achieve your goals along the way. Super practical tips for any entrepreneur trying to get a product off the ground.   Quotes from the show: “When you can solve for your own problems, that’s a beautiful space to be in.” –Bea Dixon Support is Sexy Ep. #758 “Everything can’t always be good, and everything can’t always be bad… it’s just a matter of how you react to each energy.” –Bea Dixon Support is Sexy Ep. #758 “If you know yourself, anybody can say anything about you.” –Bea Dixon Support is Sexy Ep. #758 “Decide what matters, and decide what doesn’t. And that’s it.” –Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Ep. #758 “I would like Honey Pot to be one of those brands that somebody can point to [when seeking investors] and say, look, this is what this company was able to do...” –Bea Dixon Support is Sexy Ep. #758  “It is hard to do all of this shit, no matter what color you are. Honestly.” –Bea Dixon Support is Sexy Ep. #758 “When it comes to branding and packaging and what you call things, keep it simple. Simple font, simple color--white, black, grey-- keep it super super ultra simple.” –Bea Dixon Support is Sexy Ep. #758 “Don’t do things that you don’t do well.” –Bea Dixon Support is Sexy Ep. #758 Resources Mentioned Squarespace Shopify Four Blend 99designs Seven Lemons UpWork GS1 barcodes INCI format Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Beatrice Dixon Website: https://thehoneypot.co/  Twitter: @QueenBea_101 Instagram: @iambeadixon LinkedIn: Beatrice Dixon   Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive]

    757: Get Over "I Got It" and Take Care of Number ONE in 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2021 15:41

    756: How to Get More Engagement, Followers, and Sales Using Social Media with Andrea Jones of Savvy Social School

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2020 41:57

    In this episode of Support is Sexy, expert social media strategist Andrea Jones gives her favorite social media tips on how businesses can best utilize various platforms, including Instagram, LinkedIn, and Tiktok. Find out the top three marketing questions any entrepreneur should ask herself and how you can build up your social media presence without feeling overwhelmed-- it’s possible!-- in this episode of Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Andrea Jones is Creator and Lead Social Media Strategist at OnlineDrea.com, helping businesses create an impact beyond their brand through authentic social media marketing strategies that focus on building a community of real and engaged followers. Drea is Host of the Savvy Social Podcast and Founder of the Savvy Social School.   Insight from this episode: How to find your social media voice and clarify your business’s message.  Strategies for effectively communicating your message during COVID or any crisis. Reflections on the changing face of content creation and running your business online The biggest social media mistakes that business owners make-- and how to avoid them!  Tips to reduce any anxiety you might have around social media and to enjoy the fun parts.   Quotes from the show: “If you can really break down “why does it matter?”, that’s where your marketing messaging comes in. And when we’re focused on the “why does it matter?”, we’re really focused on the transformation that what your offer brings.” –Andrea Jones Support is Sexy Ep. #756 “Show up with a sense of care and a sense of authenticity.” –Andrea Jones Support is Sexy Ep. #756 “We undervalue the amount of updates that we need to do. Keep talking about what’s happening and what’s going on in your world.” –Andrea Jones Support is Sexy Ep. #756 “Business owners who are starting out, if they focus on one platform, they actually see more results faster because of that focus.” –Andrea Jones Support is Sexy Ep. #756 “[Consistency is] where the power of social media comes in-- a repetitive and consistent process to approaching social media and creating content and connecting with your audience.” –Andrea Jones Support is Sexy Ep. #756 “Don’t question your gut too much.. you know what you’re supposed to be doing and what you’re supposed to be saying… the best leaders lead from their hearts.” –Andrea Jones Support is Sexy Ep. #756 Resources Mentioned Social Media Unwind Podcast The Savvy Social School Social Media Success Framework- Free Course Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Andrea Jones Website: https://onlinedrea.com/  Twitter: @OnlineDrea Facebook: @OnlineDrea Instagram: @OnlineDrea LinkedIn: Andrea Jones Youtube: OnlineDrea Pinterest: OnlineDrea   Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive]

    755: From Uganda to the U.S., Serial Entrepreneur Olivia Ansell Tells How She Went From Hungry to Having a Multi-million Dollar Business

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 29:14

    In this episode of Support is Sexy, Olivia Ansell speaks about her evolution into a serial entrepreneur and the mindset it took to get there. Along with practical tips about the importance of multiple sources of income and reducing risk, Olivia's story will inspire the survivor spirit of resilience within you! Listen to hear how Olivia came back from rock bottom and created her current life of success in this episode of Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Olivia Ansell is a successful serial entrepreneur and Founder of AMA Support Services, a multi-million dollar healthcare-based company. Olivia grew up in Uganda, where she started selling popcorn at the age of 10, and lived in London and Cairo before coming to the United States when she was only 22. Olivia is passionate about helping women entrepreneurs achieve their goals as well as supporting other Africans adapt to a new country.    Insight from this episode: Details on Olivia’s life growing up in Uganda and the hardships she faced after her father died.  A look into the mind of a true serial entrepreneur and how she makes opportunities for herself. The benefits of hitting rock bottom and how to make your comeback.  Tips to building a mindset of resilience and manifesting all your business and life goals.   Quotes from the show: “The few jobs I’ve had, I’ve always used them to get me to where I was self-employed.” –Olivia Ansell Support is Sexy Ep. #755 “Life can change in the blink of an eye. So I’ve always-- even to this day-- looked to make sure I have different sources of income because I know any of it can end any day. You always need a plan from A all the way to Z.” –Olivia Ansell Support is Sexy Ep. #755 “If you’re an entrepreneur and you’re just starting out, you need to follow the money first, and then you can, after, start something that you’re passionate about.” –Olivia Ansell Support is Sexy Ep. #755 “We tend to create businesses that do fulfill us in some kind of way, whether it’s a personal mission, or a mission of something we want to accomplish in the world, or it’s through the people we serve… and also the people you employ. It can look a lot of different ways to fulfill whatever your own mission is and how you want to create your business.” –Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Ep. #755 “I am where I am because of all the different rock bottom moments I’ve gone through.” –Olivia Ansell Support is Sexy Ep. #755 “All I need is me to make whatever I want happen.” –Olivia Ansell Support is Sexy Ep. #755 Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Olivia Ansell Website: oliviaansell.com Instagram: @Oliviansell Facebook: @Oliviaansell Youtube: Olivia Ansell   Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive]

    754: How to Maintain the Joy in Your Business when Success Comes Faster Than You Think with Shani Godwin of Communique USA

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 53:37

    The conversation gets real on this episode of Support is Sexy as Shani Godwin, CEO of Communiqué USA, shares her successes and struggles from selling pompoms as a seven year old to how she felt when her business passed the million dollar mark. You can prioritize your joy and well-being as a part of your business and open yourself up to pivot into new possibilities for growth even during the current moment. Found out how in this episode of Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Shani Godwin is President and CEO of Communiqué USA, Inc., a marketing solutions company she launched in 2002 that works with Fortune 500 companies as well as small businesses. Shani wrote her book The Love Project: 365 Ways to Love Yourself and Get the Love You Deserve and is Founder of Audible Voices. Shani’s a long-time listener of Support is Sexy and hosts her own podcast, Joy Economics.   Insight from this episode: The basics of Joy Economics and how you can apply it for happier employees, clients, and bottom line! What to do when the world doesn’t meet you with enthusiasm and support you thought it would. Tips on realigning your business to your values and motivations for greater well-being and pivoting during times of crisis.  The key to longevity, especially when working with clients, including how to determine if a client relationship is a good fit and how to walk away when it isn’t.    Quotes from the show: “When we make the change, sometimes it shifts the ground around us.” –Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Ep. #754 “People are always projecting onto us because they are filtering your dream and your vision through their own experience and their own lens.” –Shani Godwin Support is Sexy Ep. #754 “The vision was good. I just needed to act in faith, trust, and walk toward it. I didn’t need to convince people. I didn’t need to get them to accept it. I didn’t need them to understand it. Now I’m much more of a I-can-show-you-better-than-I-can-tell-you person.” –Shani Godwin Support is Sexy Ep. #754 “It’s okay to fire a client, if they’re not the right fit. And it doesn’t have to be hard, and it doesn’t have to be unhappy, doesn’t have to be ugly. But it is okay to acknowledge when a fit is there or when it isn’t there. I tell people to recognize that not all money is good money, and all relationships aren’t good relationships.” –Shani Godwin Support is Sexy Ep. #754 “Happiness for me was the better way to measure my success.” –Shani Godwin Support is Sexy Ep. #754 “So many of us are showing up tone deaf because we’re still trying to sell the same thing the same way but just do it on Zoom… If you’re not pivoting, your business is actually already dying.” –Shani Godwin Support is Sexy Ep. #754 Resources Mentioned Free 30 Minute Coaching Session with Communiqué  Shani’s Joy Economics Podcast Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Shani Godwin Website: www.audiblevoices.com  Instagram: @audiblevoices  Linkedin: Shani Godwin Facebook: @audiblevoices   Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive]

    753: How to Aim High, Be Brave and Design a Life and Career that Feels Good with Sydney Sadick

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 33:11

    In this episode of Support is Sexy, super stylish TV Style and Entertainment Correspondent Sydney Sadick joins Elayne to talk about how to style your own life, aim high, and be confident in any situation! Sydney reveals her experience of trusting her gut and making huge career moves in the fashion industry, including how an encounter with Rihanna helped to kick start her journalism career, in this episode of Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Sydney Sadick is a TV correspondent, writer, style savant and fashion expert from New York City. She has interviewed world-class designers, stylists, celebrities, and politicians. Sydney has covered top events including the Met Ball, New York Fashion Week, and the CFDA awards. Her newly released book Aim High: How to Style Your Life and Achieve Your Goals is out now!   Insight from this episode: Details on how the way you dress can impact your mood and the way you think, and even help you become the woman you want to be.  Tips on how to gain the confidence to have no shame in asking for opportunities and support. Benefits of staying curious and open and not staying comfortable in your career. Strategies to motivate yourself, feel better, and reset your personal style.   Quotes from the show: “Know what’s going on because if you are informed and you stay educated, it can really present yourself an opportunity.” –Sydney Sadick Support is Sexy Ep. #753 “I’ve never been offered anything really in my career. It’s always been me in pursuit of what I want.” –Sydney Sadick Support is Sexy Ep. #753 “Dress for what you want.” –Sydney Sadick Support is Sexy Ep. #753 “Knowing what you don’t like is just as critical as what you do like.” –Sydney Sadick Support is Sexy Ep. #753 “There’s always this preconceived notion that women are supposed to follow what other people are doing. And that’s not, to me, how it works. You’re strong because you’re doing your own thing.” –Sydney Sadick Support is Sexy Ep. #753 “In the moment, your gut might be all you have-- your gut and your experience.” –Elayne Fluker Support is Sexy Ep. #753 “Life is not a straight line. It’s a bumpy one… Your style is going to change based on what you are looking to achieve at that moment in time.” –Sydney Sadick Support is Sexy Ep. #753 Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Sydney Sadick Website: sydneysadick.com Twitter: @SydneySadick Facebook: Sydney Sadick Instagram: @SydneySadick LinkedIn: Sydney Sadick Youtube: Sydney Sadick   Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive]

    752: How to Build a Luxury Lifestyle Brand that Cares about Sustainability and Protecting the Planet with Ettitude Co-Founders Phoebe Yu and Kat Dey

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2020 54:59

    In this episode of Support is Sexy, Ettitude Co-Founders Phoebe Yu and Kat Dey give loads of practical business advice and share the story of how they became business partners from across the globe and scaled their amazing brand. They share what is necessary for a successful business partnership and how that can apply to all areas of your life. Learn how Phoebe, Kat, and Ettitude are handling and making the most of the COVID-19 pandemic in this episode of Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guests: Phoebe Yu is Co-Founder and CEO of Ettitude, who was joined by Kat Dey who is also Co-Founder and President of the lifestyle brand offering luxury modern bedding, sleepwear, and bath essentials, made from the world’s first clean bamboo. Amazing business women in their own rights, Phoebe and Kat joined forces in 2018 to grow this global venture.    Insight from this episode: Tips on finding innovative spaces and opportunities to shake up an industry.  Behind-the-scenes look at sustainable industries and the parts you never even knew to think about. Benefits of a direct-to-consumer business model and how to leverage it for the best product and customer experience possible. How to overcome challenges unique to female entrepreneurs.   Quotes from the show: “I’m sure if we can develop a fabric, like our fabric CleanBamboo, that’s silky smooth, more feasible, and also very sustainable fabric at the price of conventional products, then why [wouldn’t] people want it?” –Phoebe Yu Support is Sexy Ep. #752 “We’re really very deeply integrated in the whole supply chain… to make sure we have a very clean supply chain… I think our customer also appreciates this kind of transparency.” –Phoebe Yu Support is Sexy Ep. #752 “Life changes and circumstances change, so it’s important to share how that’s impacting each other [in a business partnership].” –Kat Dey Support is Sexy Ep. #752 “Giving back is also a way to make the society more sustainable. So what we care about is the balance of the people, the society, and the environment.” –Phoebe Yu Support is Sexy Ep. #752 “Having a strong commitment and vision to your purpose is a guiding light through any kind of difficulty… everything is temporary, whatever challenges you might be going through, you’ll come out of it on the other side stronger and more prepared for future challenges.” –Kat Dey Support is Sexy Ep. #752 “Learn how to lead, not to manage… find partners or hire people who are smarter than you, then you don’t need to manage them.” –Phoebe Yu Support is Sexy Ep. #752 Resources Mentioned Assembled Brands TA Ventures Shopify  Clear.Bank  SBA Loans Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Attitude Website: www.ettitude.com (Use discount code “supportissexy” for 20% discount) Twitter: @ettitude Facebook: @ettitude Instagram: @ettitudestore LinkedIn: ettitude Pinterest: ettitude Phoebe Yu LinkedIn: Phoebe Yu  Twitter: @PhoebeeYu Kat Dey LinkedIn: Kat (Vorotova) Dey Twitter: @KaterinaDey   Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive]

    751: How Asutra CEO Stephanie Morimoto Started a Successful Business by Buying a Brand She Loved (and Partnering with Venus Williams)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2020 41:18

    In this episode of Support is Sexy, hear about Stephanie Morimoto’s journey to becoming the CEO of Asutra and entering into a business partnership with tennis superstar Venus William. Whether you’re starting, growing, selling, or buying a business, there are amazing lessons for any entrepreneur, like how to raise your own self-awareness and build your brand’s story, in this episode of Support is Sexy.    Elayne Fluker Elayne Fluker is author of the new book, “Get Over ‘I Got It’: How to Stop Playing Superwoman, Get Support and Remember that Having It All Doesn’t Mean Doing It All Alone.” As host of the SUPPORT IS SEXY podcast, she interviews more than 500 successful women entrepreneurs around the world, who share inspiring, true stories of the ups and the downs of their entrepreneurial journeys. Elayne is also founder of SiS.Academy, an online learning platform for women entrepreneurs. For more information about Elayne Fluker, please visit elaynefluker.com. Thank you for listening! About our Guest: Stephanie Morimoto is Owner and CEO of Asutra, a brand of clean, accessibly priced wellness products for active self care. Before Asutra, Stephanie worked for two national education organizations, generating $500 million in revenue and growing them 3-4 times their size. She’s passionate about working with smaller businesses and women entrepreneurs. Asutra has been featured on Good Morning America, People Magazine, and Oprah Magazine.   Insight from this episode: How Stephanie went from loving a brand to owning that brand, and knowing if this the route for you.  Tips for networking in order to achieve your business goals.  What you must look for when you’re in the market to buy a business.  An inside look at what it’s like working in business with elite athlete Venus Williams.   Quotes from the show: “Frankly, a lot of the structures and systems that exist keep black and brown people out of the economy. A lot of folks don’t have access to banking or other financial services they need to build the enterprise they want or even just build the life they want… we existed to be an alternative to folks.” –Stephanie Morimoto Support is Sexy Ep. #751 “I just knew myself… I knew that I was the type of person who loved taking something that had proof of concept and growing it to scale, but I’m not a start-up person.” –Stephanie Morimoto Support is Sexy Ep. #751 “Know your strengths and make them even stronger.” –Stephanie Morimoto Support is Sexy Ep. #751 “Especially today, people really want to connect with something they feel has purpose, that they feel proud to support” –Stephanie Morimoto Support is Sexy Ep. #751 “We as women are constantly taking care of other people-- often at our own detriment, we put ourselves last. But actually if we’re going to be our best, we have to put ourselves first.” –Stephanie Morimoto Support is Sexy Ep. #751 Stay Connected: Elayne Fluker Website: elaynefluker.com Twitter: @elaynefluker  Facebook: Elayne Fluker Instagram: @elaynefluker LinkedIn: Elayne Fluker Youtube: Elayne Fluker   Stephanie Morimoto Twitter: @Togetherinfood Instagram: @Stephanie_Morimoto   LinkedIn: Stephanie Morimoto Asutra Website: Asutra | Empowering Active Self Care Twitter: @Asutra_Life Facebook: @Asutra.Life Instagram: @Asutra.Life LinkedIn: Asutra Pinterest: Asutra Support is Sexy Website: Support is Sexy Podcast Facebook: Support is Sexy Instagram: @supportissexy Youtube: Support is Sexy Podcast Playlist    Post-production for this episode was provided by Podcast Laundry. [Music: “Stomp and Clap” by Scott Holmes from Free Music Archive]

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