Bombshell Business Podcast with Amber Hurdle

Bombshell Business Podcast with Amber Hurdle

Driven women business owners and leaders passionately improve the lives of their families, employees, communities and the customers they serve. These female professionals join Amber Hurdle each week as she uses her experience working with international celebrities, Fortune 100 companies and small businesses to show women how to increase their self-awareness, build their confidence, improve their communication, and ultimately ground themselves in their personal power. Through strong company cultures, branding, marketing, networking, business systems and smart employee practices, women in business can and will change the world.


December 8, 2022 46 min

You won’t want to miss this episode where my guest, Nina Simons, engages us in a fascinating discussion on leadership that is probably unlike one you’ve experienced before. I’m throwing out floaties to those who need them because we are swimming in the deep end this entire episode! (My favorite!) 

Some takeaways from this chat include:

  • How to step into leadership by surrounding yourself with other women leaders so you can support and...
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    Best-selling author and transformational speaker, Kute Blackson teaches us the art of surrender through his own story and observations from working with countless people seeking a greater purpose. He talks about the lies we tell ourselves that keep us from our greatness, as well as why pain can be a powerful teacher. Pointing out how many of us want a baked cake without putting it in the oven, Kute offers the following solid advice...

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    Grab your favorite mug because you’re about to get a steamy cup of real talk poured from Sarah Walton, this episode’s guest. Together, we discuss:

  • Common themes women in the business world. 

  • How rampant “high functioning codependency” is among women and how women do the  invisible work to keep society functioning as we overglorify “selflessness.”

  • Honoring anger as an indicator of a boundary violation.

  • Why women in business plateau and ...
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    Talk about tenacity! Amanda Ament took seven years to bring her product SIMPLE bars to market with no cane sugar, no artificial sweeteners and no sugar alcohols, and she hasn’t looked back since! As a frequent traveler with MANY dietary restrictions I was an immediate fan girl! I met Amanda at a conference where her mentor shared her product from stage and I had a sample sitting in front of me, so I immediately asked her to be a gu...

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    Tyann Marcink Hammond has truly earned her title in the Vacation Rental Industry as the “Queen of the Guest Experience.” 

    Generous with her knowledge,  Tyann freely shares just how she is able to drive direct bookings, repeat bookings and even capture guests' passionate testimonials because their minds are blown by their experience with her two brands: Branson Family Retreats and Missouri Haus.

    But life would not be nearly full e...

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    If you’re not following Lauren Madewell, Chief Operating Officer of Auntie Belham's Cabin Rentals, on LinkedIn for her insightful posts and funny guest-facing videos, you are missing out!

    Her adorably on-brand campy (in the best way) guest videos both deepen the emotional connection with their brand while offering helpful guidance to make guest stays easier and less stressful. Never afraid to look goofy to share the love, she al...

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    Cue: “This Girl is On Fire,” and THEN start this episode! 

    Alex Husner, along with her partner in crime and our guest on episode 148, have taken the Vacation Rental Industry by storm! One of the many things I love about this Bombshell is she always operates in a spirit of continuous improvement and never settles, while taking others along with her as she elevates.

    Committing to and announcing the Alex & Annie Podcast at VRMA Inte...

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    Most people would describe Annie Holcombe as experienced, supportive and about as genuine as they come. This unassuming rock star came into my world, and let’s just say neither of us let the other go! We, along with her podcasting partner in Crime, Alex Husner, became fast friends, all fully committed to being women who support other women, while still cheering on the guys, too, of course!


    That’s why it’s been incredibly overwhelmi...

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    Robin Craigen, CEO of Moving Mountains, is the perfect example of my branding philosophy that breaks brand success into three parts: personal brands, employer brands and business brands. 

    You see, when leaders leverage their personal brands to uphold their company’s employer brand through communication, engagement and infusing the company’s culture into every aspect of operations, customers then enjoy a strengthened business brand e...

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    In this episode I get to interview four key players on the Better Talent team, an outsourced talent acquisition team for the vacation rental industry who finds full-time, part-time, on-call, seasonal and contract workers to round out their customers’ people stacks and offers ongoing talent strategy and support through an easy, affordable, subscription-based model.

    Tune in as Steve Trover, Adam Tully, Stephanie Rounds and Corrie Bagu...

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    Our guest today is Natalie Palmer, who runs a boutique vacation rental management company, is actively growing her real estate portfolio, and hosts No Vacancy The Podcast, where she shares weekly hosting advice. She works diligently to help set up hosts for success, and loves sharing relatable hosting content. She lives in Southern California and manages her mountain listings remotely, while staying home with her two kids under two...

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    Our guest today, Ryan Luke, CEO of Luke Capital Group, exploded onto the Short Term Rental scene and acquired a controlling portfolio of over $80m in under three years. He believes his previous jobs and failing businesses helped change his mindset and actions which have led to this result. He also firmly believes the product or service doesn’t matter, that business is business, and there are some core principles that great success ...

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    Today’s guest is someone I’ve had the privilege to get to know over the past year, and as a brand connoisseur have developed a deep respect for her unapologetically authentic personal brand.

    What I’ve learned about her is that she has found her way to pursue both her passion and her vocation, as different as they may be, while overcoming limiting beliefs to successfully define and position her value within her industries. Importantl...

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    What a joy it was to chat with Jeff Madoff, who has his fingerprints all over brands such as Ralph Lauren, Victoria’s Secret, Radio City Music Hall, and the Harvard School for Public Health. He also had the opportunity to pull from his many years teaching as a professor to hone his message into easily absorbed ideas for his book and his podcast, both named Creative Careers. He talks about the value of experimenting with different f...

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    I cannot believe I’ve been in business for TEN YEARS! Apparently, I become a busy gal in October. After all, it’s my birthday month! It’s also the month that I tend to…well…birth things! 

    🥳As of the airing of this episode my 43rd birthday is tomorrow, October 7th.

    🥳On October 1st we celebrated the FIVE year anniversary of the release of The Bombshell Business Woman: How to Become a Bold, Brave Female Entrepreneur.


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    In this episode, epic event emcee, professional speaker, former Home Shopping Network personality and CEO of a multi-apparel company, and my sweet friend, Carolyn Strauss, shares how to harvest the best outcomes from your sphere of influence. She believes that everything is about being helpful, and the more help you offer, the more money you make. While there really is a ton of genuine advice in this episode about sales, positionin...

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    Our guest on this episode took the consumer electronics brand, Belkin, from $400 million to one billion dollars in annual revenue in only four years.

    As the president of Kenmore Craftsman Diehard for Sears Holding he transformed these iconic American brands by launching Kenmore and Diehard exclusively on Amazon with Kenmore becoming the first major appliance to be sold on Amazon.

    He is the former president of the Disney Stores Worldw...

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    Today our guest is going to teach us one of my favorite things: how to lead with curiosity. She will reveal how recognizing that failures are part of the process and will actually unlock more success. And it’s also a special guest because she is a very, very close friend of mine who knows my secrets, my dreams, my insecurities and even the successes I don’t publicly share. Tiffany Napper, the Holistic Business Coach, is a blessing ...

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    In this episode I tap into my guest, friend and colleague Jill Schiefelbein’s expertise on the importance of personalization, customization, and agency or choice in consumer communication. Together we discuss how synthetic media and artificial intelligence is the new frontier of business communication improving sales, decision making, and relationship building. 

    If you desire better brand loyalty, increased sales and faster decision...

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    High Emotional intelligence (EQ)  is directly related to your ability to lead and connect with others. In this episode my friend and colleague, Kathleen Riessen, shows us how EQ can actually help us with our strategic planning, a critical component of a successful business. 

    People with higher EQs sell more, earn more and lead more joyful lives. Together we cover the three key principles of EQ: vision, a focus on intention over mech...

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