Women in the Business Arena™

Women in the Business Arena™

There is no one right way to do business, there is just a right way for YOU! And many women in business are DONE with hustle, bro-marketing culture, and business tactics that are misaligned with their values. Instead, more women are looking to build a business that honors their passion, gifts & wisdom. If you are ready for a DIFFERENT way to operate your business - one that brings ease, challenges the patriarchal status quo, and helps you make a difference in the world (with both your business & your bank account), then this podcast is for you! Sonya Stattmann uses her 21 years of experience working with thousands of women in business to facilitate honest, educational & inspiring conversations with other women leaders, business owners, and experts. She also has regular conversations with our resident mental health expert, Laura-Shook Guzman, to tackle mindset, thinking, and the patterns that sabotage women’s path to business success. This is a DIFFERENT kind of business podcast!

Episodes

December 7, 2021 36 min
When it comes to relationships, women leaders are expected to be healers. We’re taught to smooth ruffled feathers, soothe old wounds, and repair breaks and tears. But that repair work takes enormous energy. If you’re wasting it on propping up relationships that no longer nourish you, what do you have left for the people who make your heart feel full? Laura and I are wrapping up our season on Growth as a Removal Process by looking a...
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Each one of us has our own Truth. It’s the sum of our deepest needs, our dearest values, and our most strongly held beliefs. Unfortunately, women leaders are trained to hide parts of themselves, or to water them down to keep other people comfortable.  This episode of Women in the Business Arena is about the power of truth-telling. Not just speaking truth to others, but owning our own Truth and honoring ourselves.  What’s standing b...
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November 23, 2021 37 min
One of the strongest barriers between us and the growth we’re seeking is internal and invisible. It’s rooted in the ways women were taught that certain parts of us are good and meant to be nurtured, while others are bad and should be rejected. We waste so much energy trying to block off or hush up feelings that we’re taught to fear. Laura and I want you to know that all the parts of your very human self are worthy. When we honor al...
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November 16, 2021 35 min
When it comes to marketing, so many of us are doing Too Much. Social media, networking events, client calls, live video: the options are practically infinite. Trying to be everywhere at once is a recipe for disillusionment and burnout. Diluting ourselves doesn’t just sap our life force, it wastes our time and waters down our impact. This week, we continue our season’s theme around how Growth is a Removal Process. We ask a vital que...
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November 9, 2021 36 min
When you hear the word “resource,” what do you think about? If you’re like most of us, what comes to mind is external. Money, time, employees, training: they’re all things that come from outside ourselves. External resources are limited and finite. But inside each of us is an unlimited reserve of power & strength. This week, Laura and I talk about what we can embrace when we stop looking outside ourselves for sustenance and ret...
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In our culture, women are expected to “keep it all together” even when the pressure is pulling us apart. We are expected to hold space for others when we don’t even have space for ourselves. We shame ourselves for feeling fear or needing comfort. And we carry these ideas into our community spaces.   This week, we’re giving women (including ourselves) permission to remove that pressure and abandon the illusion of “having it all toge...
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October 26, 2021 41 min
This episode continues to pull on the thread of growth as a removal process. When we set aside everything else, what’s left is ourselves, our values, and our breath. Listening to our bodies and focusing on simply breathing can help us remove the distractions, stress, and overwhelm we feel on a daily basis. Body and movement teacher Cass Ghiorse is here with simple practices for experiencing and reclaiming our breath. Are you ready ...
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October 19, 2021 24 min
This week’s episode is a throwback to my other podcast, https://www.sonyastattmann.com/podcast/ (The Feminine Lens). It’s a solo episode, where I shared my thoughts on strengths, weaknesses, and why it’s so important to identify your unique genius. So much of professional development is built on improving skills or tasks that we’re not very good at. This approach reinforces the falsehood that business success is tied to our worthin...
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October 12, 2021 36 min
This week’s essential growth tip flies in the face of everything you’ve probably heard about owning your own business or stepping up in your career. The key to growing your success isn’t through doing more.  ------> If you want to unlock real, sustainable growth, you need to Do Less.  Laura and I share our experience working with clients and being business owners. We had to face the anxiety we felt around slowing down and learn ...
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Welcome back to a new season of Women in the Business Arena! I’m so excited to spend this season exploring a topic that’s extremely personal and powerful to me. As entrepreneurs, we’re taught to always be growing: growing our client base, growing our offers, growing our profits. But for so many of us, “bigger” and “better” are actually opposites! Regular co-host and mental health expert Laura Shook-Guzman brings her insight back to...
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September 20, 2021 3 min
Welcome back to a new season of Women in the Business Arena! This season is all about growing your business, but maybe not in the way that you think. Traditional, patriarchal business models train us to believe that growth is a matter of adding more: more hustle, more exposure, more offers, more of our precious time and energy. This season, we’re here to show you that real growth - sustainable, fulfilling, transformative growth - i...
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August 31, 2021 51 min
We’re marking the end of our season of busting business myths with our first-ever episode recorded live! Listen as Laura Shook Guzman and I look back at a season full of myths and misconceptions. We’ll examine the themes that tie them together, and the core fallacies that keep so many business owners tied to the grind instead of focusing on their individual strengths. Laura is an accomplished psychotherapist, trauma specialist, and...
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In traditional, patriarchal business structures, there’s a one-size-fits-all prescription for success, and that size is BIG. If you’ve ever wondered whether scalability was truly the only way to have a vibrant, satisfying business, this episode is a must listen.  Join me and a panel of brilliant, bad-ass business women as we bust the myth that you have to go BIG in your business.  How many times have you felt like you have to scale...
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As entrepreneurs, we’re told that the fastest way to build wealth is to have multiple streams of income, and diversifying our projects is the only way to achieve security. It always reminds me of the old wives tale “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”.  But this approach to business demands more effort, saps our energy, and keeps us from truly pursuing our passions. Focus is actually the key to building wealth & achieving th...
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If you just get your marketing right, you are guaranteed to grow your business & your bank account, right? Wrong! So many business owners are obsessed with more marketing, and they bypass the easy steps to sales that have been there all along.  Generating content, chasing after more leads, constantly fixing your brand...does NOT bring more sales. Learning to do sales, brings more sales. Got it!  In this episode, we are going to...
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As business owners, we’re told that social media is THE WAY to attract and engage with clients. What if there were ways to reach people that demonstrate your actual expertise, rather than your ability to crank out content? This episode, our brilliant panelists share their strategies for reaching your ideal clients in ways that are more genuine, fulfilling, and effective. Meg Atteberry is a full-time content writer and SEO queen at ...
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Why do so many business owners believe we have to go all out to convince potential clients to work with us? What’s behind the indoctrination that makes sales calls feel like an ethical minefield? This week we are talking about how to show up in a genuine, honest way that eliminates the need for sleazy sales tactics. Laura Shook Guzman is back to help me unpack the myth that we have to convince and manipulate people to buy from us. ...
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This week, our business myth-busting series takes on a difficult but vital topic; does being an anti-racist business require perfection or empty performance? We talk to Dr. Sunshine Kamaloni about the work white business owners must do, internally and externally, to understand their role in white supremacy, and de-center whiteness in their thinking and their business practices. Sunshine Kamaloni, BA Hons, Ph.D., is a writer, speake...
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Consciously or not, too many of us are convinced that our success, and our value to the world, is directly tied to how busy we are. But that can’t be further from the truth.  You are inherently valuable. You are worthy of basic human needs like lunch breaks and a normal amount of sleep. Constantly sacrificing yourself for the sake of “hard work” is just not sustainable. So let’s change that.  Laura is back to talk about how this pe...
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June 29, 2021 38 min
I am so excited about this episode today as we are breaking down the myth that you have to be (and be seen as) an expert to succeed in business. I am honored to have Natalie Miller on as my special guest. She is an incredible mindset coach and woman activist. Together we unpack the concept of "expertise" and reframe it in a way that is more empowering, and honestly a huge relief! So many women are struggling with imposter ...
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