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How Following My Curiosity Landed Me on a TEDX Stage with Van Lai-Dumone

Season 1, Ep. 9

Van actively works to rewrite the way we apply creativity in the workplace, instilling brave thinking in clients who are willing to disrupt traditional training methods. As the founder of Worksmart, a progressive team and leadership development company; Van proposes that we are all innately curious and creative therefore good ideas can come from any level of an organization, and by cultivating idea sharing in the workplace, everyone has a chance to have their voice heard. And when that happens - company culture, performance, and innovation can skyrocket!

She studied Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and earned her MBA from Pepperdine University. With over 15 years of corporate and start-up experience, Her clients include game changers such as Google, LinkedIn, and MeUndies.

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Cutting out the Middleman in Your Life to Create Your Dream Job

Season 3, Ep. 12
Jannese Torres is an award-winning Latina Money Expert. She became an accidental entrepreneur after a job loss led her to create a successful Latin food blog, Delish D’Lites. Now, she helps her clients and listeners build successful online businesses that allow them to pursue financial independence and freedom.Jannese is on a mission to educate marginalized communities on topics like entrepreneurship, investing, and financial independence through her personal finance podcast & platform, “Yo Quiero Dinero.” Her forthcoming book, The Financially Lit Latina, will be published by Grand Central Publishing in early 2024.POINTS:When you want to quit your job, what are the first steps you should take to a better career? Jannese can tell you.You like food and want to make a living with it, so you start a food blog. Find out what you should do next.If you have information that people want, put it up front. That's what Jannese did. She gave it out for free, then the paying customers started pouring in.If you have a business and depend on social media, you better have a blog! Listen to hear why.Jannese specializes In helping people take their corporate and personal skills and turn them in to service-based businesses. Follow Jannese’s work at: the FREE 14-page blueprint to financial freedom here -

Four Ways Your Leadership Needs to Evolve

Season 3, Ep. 11
When you break businesses down, most are a collection of different people with different brains, different backgrounds and different experiences. So how do you bring all of that wisdom together to make the most of it? Wendy Ryan, the CEO of the management and leadership coaching company Kadabra, walks us through how she helps leaders lead.Being an entrepreneur who's taking risks means you are eventually going to fail at something. That doesn't mean you stop. Wendy explains how you keep going, growing and building yourself into that leader you want to be.POINTS:Why you should think about going into grad-school for more education, even if you're already successful in your field.The business environment can be so much more inviting and productive when employees feel like they don't have to hide who they are. Hear why Wendy says this is more important today, especially after the pandemic.Not everyone has the same needs or starts in the same place, even when they're working in the same position.Being authentic as a leader sometimes means being vulnerable and realizing you don't have all the answers.Whether we realize it or not, many of us bring our traumas and problems with us to work. When managers create a safe place for everyone to open up, it helps employees balance their personal problems, so they can give more of themselves to their work.LINKS:You can follow Wendy Ryan on her LinkedIn profile: website is also a goldmine of useful stories and advice:'s where you can find Wendy's brilliant book: Learn Lead Lift - How to Think, Act and Inspire Your Way to Greatness