Episodes

Why More Marketing Won't Get You More Clients

June 17, 2021

In this episode we are talking all about building predictable revenue into your business WITHOUT doing more marketing. Join Laura's Business by Design Q3 Business Planning workshop on July 8th, 2021 to develop your plan for predictable revenue. Support the show (https://www.paypal.me/bravebydesign)

Getting to Know Trauma and the Danger of Spiritual Bypassing with Kaylee Friedman

June 9, 2021

Kaylee Friedman is a trauma informed psychotherapist, speaker, and mindfulness instructor living in Princeton, New Jersey. She teaches people how to undo a lifetime of cultural, familial, and trauma-related conditioning so that they can unearth and reconnect to their deepest selves. Kaylee uses a v…

What Makes a Great Manager with Heidi Craun

June 2, 2021

This week’s Hot Girl Summer episode revisits one of our earliest interviews with Heidi Craun on what makes a great manager. Whether you’re managing a team or building a team, Heidi’s insight comes from years experience managing teams at Expedia and now as Head of Customer Experience at Clearcover. …

How To Be More Confident with Alyssa Dver

May 26, 2021

“Yes or no, you’re confident. Now here’s where the definition gets really interesting for me personally. People often say they feel confident or they are kind of confident, and that is not correct. You either are or you are not. Just like being pregnant, you are or you are not.” - Alyssa Dver Today…

Announcing Our Hot Girl 🔥 Summer Series

May 19, 2021

What makes a hot girl summer? It’s certainly not about what size clothes you fit into or how much Botox you’ve had, or what swimsuit you’re wearing. It’s about feeling amazing, as you are, fully accepting yourself, acknowledging your gifts and talents and feeling confident to share yourself with th…

Hitting Pause and Creating Space with Angela Lussier

May 12, 2021

“[I decided] I’m going to take a break from trying to force things to happen, and to force myself to build a business during a time when everyone is pretty exhausted, struggling, and trying to reinvent and rethink what they’re doing. I just hit pause.” - Angela Lussier Today I am doing something a …

How to Move Out of Pain, Unwanted Behavior and Stress with Elisabeth Kristof

May 5, 2021

“Everything that we experience, our body is experiencing it also. So, if we have a stressful situation, not only are we experiencing that in our mind, but in our body as well.” - Elisabeth Kristof I am completely obsessed with somatic intelligence, which is why the conversation I had with today’s B…

Communication

Human Hacking, Empathy and Influence with Chris Hadnagy

April 28, 2021

“I realized that we can use human hacking skills in a positive way. How do you use it as a partner, employer, employee, a parent or as a child? How can you use these skills to get things you want out of life, while leaving people feeling better for having met you, and not being a malicious person?”…

Coming Alive, Decoding Jealousy and Reclaiming Our Joy with Dr. Joli Hamilton

April 21, 2021

“Jealousy is the feeling that arises when we fear or anticipate the interruption of that love, or that bond. We need it, and we go into a survival mechanism when we fear this. So when we fear an interruption of the love bond, we can revert right back to our baby state. We can go right to the primal…

Breaking Old Money Rules with Chris Kenney

April 14, 2021

“I started to realize I have a choice to make here, I can actually be a person that succeeds in spite of his past rather than doesn’t succeed because of it. I really do believe that it’s a conscious decision, a conscious choice.” - Chris Kenney Your beliefs around money are often formed at a young …

Mindset

Manifesting and Intuition for Multi-Passionate Entrepreneurs with Laura Michelle Powers

April 7, 2021

“I think what a lot of people do is they try to step up [to manifest something] and maybe they don’t get an immediate response so they retract again. Instead just hold it, because sometimes you have to release the old patterns for a little bit before the new one will fully come in. The Universe wil…

Mindset

The Link Between Perfectionism and Loneliness with Buck Dodson

March 31, 2021

“When we are substituting accomplishment and getting things done for our deeper needs of connection, for belonging, for love and acceptance, that is always going to be hollow. It’s like fast food; it’s empty calories.” - Buck Dodson Perfectionism is something that everyone suffers from in one form …

Communication

How to be an Authentic Communicator (in Your Personal and Professional Life) with Anthony Hayes

March 24, 2021

“In order to be an authentic communicator, to be heard and to get to the point you have to be willing to see and hear whatever criticism may be coming at you and not necessarily internalize it and personalize it.” - Anthony Hayes Whether you’re in business, a community leader or a political candida…

Relationships

Embracing Selfishness (yes, really) with Naketa Thigpen

March 17, 2021

“Stick with the definition [of selfish] if you want. If you want to say that it’s to fill your ego because it’s all about you, stick with it. I’ve redefined it as a personal intimate gift to create my joy. It’s that space that I need to do what I need to do for me, call it selfish, so that I have m…

Leadership

The Power of LinkedIn with Brenda Meller

March 10, 2021

“If you’re not looking for a job, stop making your LinkedIn profile look like a resume. Nobody cares that you generated $3 million of revenue for your last company if you’re a sales consultant. They only care about what you can do for them. What are you doing for your company right now, and what’s …

Money

Squirm-Free Sales Strategies with Annie P. Ruggles

March 3, 2021

“It’s so ironic that we don’t want to ‘hurt people’ and therefore we don’t sell to them, but what happens is we overdeliver for them and then ask what they’ve ever done for us.” - Annie P. Ruggles Many entrepreneurs avoid selling, and for some the act of selling can be downright scary. If you’re in…

Money

The Seven Steps to Wealth with Hilary Hendershott

Feb. 24, 2021

“It came to a point where I felt like I had discovered the source of abundance and money that no one was talking about, and I was so clear that I was never going back to that broken financial lifestyle.” - Hilary Hendershott What if I told you it is possible to go from $600,000 in debt to having a …

Mindset

Analysis Paralysis and How to Take Action with Cherylanne Skolnicki

Feb. 17, 2021

“On the other side of those decisions there’s a domino effect, because then you’re executing those decisions. There’s mental freedom that comes from that, from just deciding and then moving into action. Rare is the time that the consequence of changing my mind has been worse than I thought it was, …