Homeschooling has never been more researched than right now in the wake of the pandemic. One of my colleagues, Kimberly Charron, has been an amazing force behind a unique way to school our children. By finding the things they love to do, we can eliminate the dullness of learning and turn it into something our kids look forward to. Her trick? Ask yourself, "What is it I am constantly telling my child to stop doing?"
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Kimberly Charron is a busy, creative, homeschooling, geek mom of two, who believes in out of the box thinking and doing what you love. Geek Schooling is dedicated to ending your frustrations with your obsessed, geeky child and helping you to enjoy easy, delight directed learning with them, centered on their passions and fandoms.
If you have a Geek Schooling question, you can find Kimberly at GeekSchoolingguide.com and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
This interview took place on June 3, 2020.
Like many people these days, I met Rathna online through a business group that we are both in. She has a bubbly personality and love for life that is contagious. Knowing how she's had to pivot significantly this year to get her camp offerings online, I reached out to get her perspective on what is happening in her world.
Not only is Rathna Ramakrishnan a Google Digital Coach at SmallBizUnBoxed, but she also runs a thriving children's camp business that features engineering-based LEGO® sets and Money 101 concepts. Both in-person and online camps from the Palo Alto area of California are available.
Spending time with her family is important to her, as she likes to travel near and far on exciting adventures.
Sally Hendrick (00:09):
News stories were coming in about this strange virus in Wuhan China. It was weeks before we saw the...
This interview took place on June 25, 2020.
Lindsay and I first met online before we met in person in New York City and then again in San Diego. Breaking out of the world of academia into entrepreneurship as an online course creator and mentor, she has plenty to say about how things are changing for college professors in the time of COVID.
Dr. Lindsay Padilla is the ex-professor-turned-entrepreneur behind On Course Social, the dynamic prompt calendar tool, and Build a Better Beta, an online program that helps experts and educators alike launch their first courses quickly and easily. She is also the CEO and co-founder of Hello Audio, which takes your content and creates private audio feeds to make consumption easier for your people!
All of her frameworks were born out of her tenure-track years teaching adults online at a community college, the ridiculous amount of learning she's done in all things...
This interview took place on June 10, 2020.
Pip and I go back a few years. She found me in a Facebook group focused on selling techniques. Next thing you know, we met up in San Diego at Social Media Marketing World, and I've been a guest on her amazing online live show administered on Facebook. Now it's her turn to speak with me about how she's responding these days.
As a Google search specialist, Pip operates her business, Seymour Digital Media, out of British Columbia, Canada. Her popular online show, Geek Speak, is full of marketing tips for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Google ads, SEO, and social media marketing are services provided for her clients.
Sally Hendrick (00:09):
News stories were coming in about this strange virus in Wuhan China. It was weeks before we saw the first cases in the US as the numbers went up each day. My curiosity got the...
This interview took place on June 11, 2020.
After working for the UC Berkeley admissions team, Mary Grace Gardner became an entrepreneur and college admissions and career coach, who has spent over a decade helping students get into their ideal school. She guides clients across the globe in clarifying their goals, developing personalized plans, and preparing for successful careers.
She has been featured in places like Business Insider, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, U.S. News and World Report, and Fast Company. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two children.
Sally Hendrick (00:09):
News stories were coming in about this strange virus in Wuhan China. It was weeks before we saw the first cases in the US as the numbers went up each day. My curiosity got the best of me, and I started plotting the curves here's stories from real people all over the world and how they've...
This interview took place on June 12, 2020.
La'Shonda has been my CFO for several years now. Like many of my business colleagues, we met online in a business class, and she traveled to Nashville to one of my in-person workshops a few years ago. With the pandemic, she's been working solely from home.
La’Shonda DeBrew is the CEO of DeBrew Enterprises, Inc. and founder of the Wealth Institute and the Wealthcheck 360 System™. Known as the Wealth-Creator, La’Shonda works with clients to increase their worth, while decreasing their work. Her passion and proficiency are in saving clients time, money, and energy, so that they can make more, keep more, give more, and ultimately live more. She is one of the nation’s leading authorities in the areas of tax planning, revenue modeling, debt destruction, financial strategy, wealth-building, and helping small businesses to maximize their profits.
This interview took place on June 1, 2020.
Lisa has a unique perspective in that she runs an online marketing business, and she is married to a doctor who knows up close and personal how significant the pandemic is. We met in person a few years ago in San Diego after meeting online through a branding program.
Lisa Feren of Handcrafted Marketing pairs business and marketing together to reach more people through telling compelling stories, educating, entertaining, and positioning her clients as experts in their fields.
She works with creative, innovative, and forward-thinking businesses to craft their online messaging, connect with more people, and to elevate their brands to be seen and heard online. As a natural-born connector, her writing and storytelling bring brands to their tribes.
Sally Hendrick (00:09):
News stories were coming in about this...
This interview took place on May 28, 2020.
Gemma and I met through mutual friends. With both of us having online businesses, it made sense for us to connect and collaborate. Even though Gemma is in the UK, and I'm in the US, our experiences are similar in that we've been trying to feel our way through navigating the challenges and opportunities in front of us and how to tackle them head on.
Gemma Went is an online business mentor, growth strategist, mindset coach, digital marketing consultant, empath, and intuitive based in the United Kingdom. She is a master of the online business world, built on over 20 years of corporate, agency, brand and small business experience.
Sally Hendrick (00:40):
All right everybody, my name is Sally Hendrick. And today I've got Gemma Went with me for the Shout Your Cause podcast and we're just gonna...
This interview took place on May 15, 2020.
Connecting in person with Veronica at the Social Media Marketing World conference every year is a highlight for me. We both support businesses with online marketing know-how, but Veronica focuses mainly on e-commerce clients who use Shopify to sell their products, while I focus more on sales funnels and Facebook advertising for service-based businesses that use Kajabi or Wordpress. I reached out to Veronica to find out how things are going these days in the e-commerce world.
Veronica Jeans is an eCommerce Business Consultant & Shopify Expert. With a passion for following online sales trends, she can tell you all about turning an initial investment of $100,000 into a company with a return above $2.5 million annually within 2 years, because she's done it. Long story short, she built a successful business supplying IT professionals to some of...
This interview took place on April 29, 2020.
I first met Sigrun in 2016 at Social Media Marketing World in San Diego at an impromptu lunch with other online business friends. She was emerging as a well-known influencer for female entrepreneurs with online businesses and quickly rose to the top of her game. Her in-person summit in Iceland was coming up in June, and I had a ticket to go. COVID-19 had other plans causing the cancelation of many events around the world including this one. I figured the next-best thing would be to interview her for this podcast to see how she and women who work with her are responding.
Sigrun is on a mission to accelerate gender equality through female entrepreneurship. She is the leading business mentor for female online entrepreneurs in Europe, TEDx speaker, and host of the Sigrun Show podcast. Originally from Reykjavik, Iceland, she has spent more than half her life...
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