Velvet Machete Leadership Podcast with Amber Hurdle

Velvet Machete Leadership Podcast with Amber Hurdle

The Velvet Machete® Leadership Podcast with Amber Hurdle helps you become a confident, compassionate leader, and a driving force of influence, whether you are a leader in an organization or as a business owner or entrepreneur. Along with her expert guests, Amber uses her experience working with international celebrities and Fortune 100 companies, as well as small business owners, worldwide, to show leaders how to play big and next-level their success. Topics include leadership, personal branding, communication, engagement, influence, branding, marketing, networking, employee management and leadership, company culture, customer service, business systems, sales, easy to use tech tools, remote work best practices, empowerment and personal leadership topics, and more. To connect in a more powerful way, join the Velvet Machete® Leadership Society, our monthly membership featuring a community with driven professionals just like you, monthly expert interviews and downloadable resources, and direct access to Amber, all designed to support you on your leadership journey. Visit https://velvetmacheteleadership.com/society to join.... Show More

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February 25, 2021 48 min

According to their Fascinate Test reports, Kay Suarez and Donna Feyen are both Maestros. Yet, Amber Hurdle shows these friends and colleagues how they are different and how they uniquely create value during this live coaching session. Tune in to learn how to go deeper than the surface in personality assessments, and see if you can figure out how you fascinate!

Links and Mentioned Resources:

Take the Fascinate Test here to learn how...

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I often say that professionals who want to build a strong personal brand need to attend “You University.” But how do you do that? And how can you shorten the learning curve? 

My go-to answer to quickly develop self-awareness is to take personality assessments, and my go-to assessment for personal branding is the Fascinate® Test discovered by Sally Hogshead.

While we will explore all kinds of assessments on this podcast with expert ...

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Learn my proprietary method I use to help absolutely any leader who is willing to become more influential and hear all about the rebranding of the podcast that is kicked off in this week’s episode!

So, importantly, who is this podcast for?

Leaders:

*Who want to develop a compelling personal brand

*Who want to spend less time recruiting and more energy motivating top talent through a compelling employer brand

*Who want to differenti...

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Today I break down the concept of a Bombshell Business Woman, and share the step-by-step process of fully embracing your inner Bombshell before we rebrand this podcast to the Velvet Machete Leadership Podcast.

As many of you know, I literally wrote the book on the matter, The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave, Female Entrepreneur, which is available on Amazon, Books-a-Million, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, ...

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When many people think “leader,” they think big, bold personality--large and in charge. The truth is extroverted leaders are not the only stars of business success, and we have more and more successful “quiet leaders” to look to as examples such as Bill Gates or Jeff Bezos or iconic world-changers like Rosa Parks.

In fact, researchers from Chicago-based consultancy firm, ghSmart, spent 10 years creating a database, called the CEO G...

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In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle removes the“fluff” from self-care and breaks down why professionals like you, who want to perform at peak, can implement actionable strategies to manage your self-care process.

You cannot uphold your personal brand if you don’t build environments around you to support that. “Self-care” is merely the creation of environments to support your best self. It’s not fluf...

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We’re back! Did you miss us?

In this episode host, Amber Hurdle, catches up a bit, then breaks down what to expect with the podcast moving forward.

She also quickly walks you through her Glamour Goals process to help you create reasonable, obtainable goals that are so appealing and special you WILL reach them.

To register for the Glamour Goals Masterclass on Master, where she teaches the steps in more depth and walks you through cr...

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December 26, 2019 26 min

Welcome, Bombshell! This marks the FINAL episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast!

In this episode we cover:

  • The history of the Bombshell Business Woman sub-brand.
  • What’s next!
  • Reflection on some awesome moments of learning and guest experiences.
  • Tune in as we give a final farewell to the Bombshell Business Podcast! 

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    September 11, 2019 42 min

    In this episode of the Bombshell Business Woman, host Amber Hurdle interviews Deborah Lee James, 23rd Secretary of the Air Force, keynote speaker, and author, about how to achieve success as a confident leader and working parent. Together they discuss:

    *Developing confidence as a leader in unknown territory 

    *The importance of the mentor-mentee relationship 

    *Deborah’s 3 steps to achieving personal and professional fulfillment 

    *Ho...

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    In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle chats with her friend, Natalie Eckdahl, business strategist and high performance coach to entrepreneurial women, about how specializing can grow your business. Together, they discuss:

    *The benefits of specializing 

    *How missteps in business benefit you in the long term

    *How to generate more profit with less effort

    *Why you should go deeper with the clients you alr...

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    In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews sales executive Nikki Rausch about how to sell authentically and confidently. Together, they discuss:

    *What the ‘Selling Staircase’ is

    *How the 5 steps build on each other to authentically guide your prospect through to becoming a customer

    *What sales REALLY is

    *Why you shouldn’t be coaching on a discovery call with prospective clients

    *Why charging you...

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    In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews Stefanie Gass, podcasting and passive income coach, about how to create and scale passive income, so you can focus more on what matters to you outside of your business. Together, they discuss: 

    *Why you need to focus on the step in front of you

    *What passive income is and how to get it

    *How being authentically you leads to your breakthrough 

    Who’s ready...

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    In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interview’s Gabi Garrett, content strategist, about how she quit her job and a life she hated, and started her own successful business. Together, they discuss:  

    *How to know what to charge when you’re getting started

    *Why conquering your fears is necessary for success

    *Secrets to growing a six-figure business

    *The importance of creating YOUR own business, not a r...

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    In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews Kedma Ohh, author of Target Funding, about how to secure funding for your business. Together, they discuss: 

    *How she bounced back from filing bankruptcy in 2000 

    *How to find funding for your solid business plan

    *What most people get wrong when it comes to growing their business

    *When to use crowdfunding effectively

    This episode is a game-changer. Who ...

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    In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews Andie Kramer, nationally recognized advocate for women’s advancement, author and attorney, about the glass ceiling that still exists for women in the workplace and how to overcome it. Don’t let gender bias hold you back from excelling in your career. This episode is full of tips to help you break the glass ceiling and excel to the top of your team. Tune...

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    In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews Keri Murphy, CEO and founder of Inspired Living. Keri is an international speaker, media expert, and business mentor. She embodies the Bombshell Business Woman, and is especially confident when it comes to being on camera, making appearances on MTV, E!, FOX, and NBC. Together, Amber and Keri chat about:

    *Why video is SO important for your business

    *Tips...

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    In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle opens up about her own mental health journey to help reduce stigma, inspire Bombshells to practice self-care, and recommend resources to turn to if you’re experiencing anxiety or depression. Amber shares about:

    *Influences that affect the state of your mental health

    *Her experiences with anxiety and therapy

    *How she regularly practices self-care

    *Resources to turn...

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    In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews social media strategist and podcast host Andréa Jones of OnlineDrea. Together, they discuss:

    *How to spend less time on social media AND get more out of it

    *Why and how you should respond to Instagram Stories

    *Being authentic on social without feeling salesy or spammy

    *Who should be selling on LinkedIn

    *Unique social media tips for introverts and extrov...

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    In this episode of the Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdles interviews Jessica Rhodes, founder and co-owner of Interview Connections, the first and leading podcast booking agency. Together, they discuss:

    *Why a podcast strategy works

    *The value of podcasting

    *What types of businesses should (and shouldn’t be) podcasting

    *The question you should be answering with every pitch to podcasters

    *The best way to get booked on pod...

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    In this episode of The Bombshell Business Podcast, host Amber Hurdle interviews Honorée Corder, bestselling author and executive business coach, on why you should become a self-published author if you’re a professional of any kind. Together, they discuss:

    *Honorée’s experience believing in herself and becoming a self-published author with over 50 published books

    *How she has created multiple streams of income in her business

    *The b...

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