Once a Fighter Always a Fighter with Susan Kocab

November 29, 2017 in Episodes

once a fighter always a fighter with susan kocabMeet Susan

Susan is a self-proclaimed competitor, Mixed Martial Artist, and competitive boxer. She accepted her first fight even though she was at a 20 lb. disadvantage and fell in love with the sport.

After completing her career as a boxer, Susan tapped into her passion for fitness and creativity. She now owns Kocab Productions and launched Fitzone TV. In this episode, we talk about what it’s like to be punched in the face, why content matters, vulnerability, humor, and the challenges Susan has had to overcome as a business owner.

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Leadership Excursion Co. (@LeadExCo) specializes in hands-on leadership training including leadership training with horses. They provide team building, custom team and executive retreats, and business coaching services. Proponents of the betterment of women both personally and professionally, Leadership Excursion Co. hosts Spark Women’s Leadership Retreat. A retreat designed to educate and lift women up. Take advantage of free leadership tips delivered to your inbox every Monday.

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Millennials and Money with Lisa Chastain

November 22, 2017 in Episodes

Meet Lisa

Lisa Chastain is a Millennial Money Coach and author of Girl, Get Your $hit Together: Control Your Money, Live Purposefully, Love Your Life #adulting your way.

“When I’m risking, I feel like I’m living” – Lisa Chastain

Lisa worked for years as a relationship and financial advisor. She worked for a large-sized agency but felt constrained by their established operating procedures. She believed, to her core, that she could be more effective if she broke out on her own. Lisa went from living off her savings to earning 6-figures in 10 months.

Today, Lisa helps millennial women through her Sister Mentorship Program, which focuses on getting a handle on spending and taking financial control of their life. Listen to how Lisa manages her time, her approach to writing her first book, and what she does to maintain friendships and personal time.

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Leadership Excursion Co. (@LeadExCo) specializes in hands-on leadership training including leadership training with horses. They provide team building, custom team and executive retreats, and business coaching services. Proponents of the betterment of women both personally and professionally, Leadership Excursion Co. hosts Spark Women’s Leadership Retreat. A retreat designed to educate and lift women up. Take advantage of free leadership tips delivered to your inbox every Monday.

The Coop, Las Vegas’ newest co-working office located in Summerlin, NV. The Coop offers shared or private office space, thoughtful amenities, and is conveniently located near restaurants, coffee, a grocery store, and other convenient stores all within walking distance.

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Breaking Through Gender Barriers with Jamie Yocono

November 15, 2017 in Episodes

Meet Jamie

Jamie Yocono, owner of Wood It Is!, knew exactly what she wanted to do at a very young age. As soon as she sought out the education she desired, she was immediately met with resistance.

“You can’t. Girls can’t take woodshop.”

This isn’t the only time she was met with similar resistance.

Rather than turning her back on her passion, Jamie stayed persistent. She tapped into the strong work ethic that was instilled in her by her family and continued to show up to classes, her carpentry apprenticeship, and job sites. She focused on quality and continued to hone her skills. Advocates appeared along the way as she quietly earned the respect of her peers. Eventually, she moved to Las Vegas where she was able to make a living doing what she loved.

On most days, you can find Jamie in her shop where she teaches woodworking classes and builds custom furniture for her clients. She recently appeared on the television show, Handcrafted America, and is an active member of the Sin City Woodworkers community.

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Leadership Excursion Co. (@LeadExCo) specializes in hands-on leadership training including leadership training with horses. They provide team building, custom team and executive retreats, and business coaching services. Proponents of the betterment of women both personally and professionally, Leadership Excursion Co. hosts Spark Women’s Leadership Retreat. A retreat designed to educate and lift women up. Take advantage of free leadership tips delivered to your inbox every Monday.

The Coop, Las Vegas’ newest co-working office located in Summerlin, NV. The Coop offers shared or private office space, thoughtful amenities, and is conveniently located near restaurants, coffee, a grocery store, and other convenient stores all within walking distance.

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Jennifer Gonzalez – CEO of Our ADHD Tribe

November 8, 2017 in Episodes

jennifer gonzalez ceo of our adhd tribe leadership looks like podcastMeet Our ADHD Tribe

Meet Our ADHD Tribe: Jennifer, Moises, and their son, Benjamin.

Just over a year ago, Jennifer and her family picked up and moved from Chicago to Las Vegas. They did this to give their son, Benjamin, the best life possible. Benjamin was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at the age of 3 and in this episode, Jennifer gives us a raw glimpse into what it’s like to have a child that faces numerous personal and social challenges.

Jennifer is on a mission to talk about her family’s story because she believes that we, as a society, feel ashamed to talk about struggle in general, including struggles associated with any diagnosed disorder. Her message is one of perseverance as she continues to adjust to her family’s “normal”.

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Leadership Excursion Co. (@LeadExCo) specializes in hands-on leadership training including leadership training with horses. They provide team building, custom team and executive retreats, and business coaching services. Proponents of the betterment of women both personally and professionally, Leadership Excursion Co. hosts Spark Women’s Leadership Retreat. A retreat designed to educate and lift women up. Take advantage of free leadership tips delivered to your inbox every Monday.

The Coop, Las Vegas’ newest co-working office located in Summerlin, NV. The Coop offers shared or private office space, thoughtful amenities, and is conveniently located near restaurants, coffee, a grocery store, and other convenient stores all within walking distance.

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Why Everyone Should Get Outside with Mauricia Baca

November 2, 2017 in Episodes

mauricia baca leadership looks like podcastMeet Mauricia

Mauricia is the Executive Director of the Outside Las Vegas Foundation. She grew up in New York City where Central Park was her outdoor escape. Listening to her story feels like one big adventure as Mauricia shares how she turned from city girl to environmentalist.

Organizations that Mauricia has worked for:

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Leadership Excursion Co. (@LeadExCo) specializes in hands-on leadership training including leadership training with horses. They provide team building, custom team and executive retreats, and business coaching services. Proponents of the betterment of women both personally and professionally, Leadership Excursion Co. hosts Spark Women’s Leadership Retreat. A retreat designed to educate and lift women up. Take advantage of free leadership tips delivered to your inbox every Monday.

The Coop, Las Vegas’ newest co-working office located in Summerlin, NV. The Coop offers shared or private office space, thoughtful amenities, and is conveniently located near restaurants, coffee, a grocery store, and other convenient stores all within walking distance.

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