Raise Up

Raise Up

Tune in weekly for insightful conversations with industry experts, CEOs, and more all centered around ONE thing - how to advance your career & get paid what you're worth. Hosted by multi 6-figure business executive & serial entrepreneur Amanda LeFever, this podcast takes you inside the minds of decision-makers and delivers tactics and strategies that you can apply right away.


September 24, 2020 33 mins

Today’s guest is Amelia Wilcox, founder, and CEO at Zenovate, a high-growth B2B company whose platform provides employee stress management tools that arm businesses with actionable data and employee experiences to improve well-being, morale, and engagement anytime, anywhere.

Recently listed as a “40 Under 40”, “Fast 50”, “Inc. 5000”, and twice-awarded “National Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year”, Amelia has exponentially grown ...

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Tom Crea, a Leadership development coach, decorated career Army Officer, and Black Hawk helicopter pilot joins us today with some sound advice on cultivating culture. 

During his time in the military, Tom was hand-selected to run the Army’s leadership development program at two Boston colleges. Today, he is a Servant Leadership ambassador, and sought-after speaker. In 2016, he authored the book Unleash your Values: How to Lead and S...

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With over three decades of HR experience under her belt, Terri Lynn unloads a treasure trove of strategies and best practices to bolster your worth as a professional so that you can effectively navigate your career no matter what’s happening around you ... including living in the middle of a global pandemic. She takes a unique approach to building one’s career by emphasizing the importance of defining your personal brand.

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July 31, 2020 29 mins

“You want a raise?  This is simple. What were you hired to do?  Have you done that? Have you done more than that? Now show your boss how, and how much, more you delivered….”

My new friend and our Special Guest today is Greg Needham, a veteran of the Hospitality, Gaming, and Esports industries. He’s been a Board Member, COO CMO, and VP of strategy and brings experience in hospitality, casinos, the World Series of Poker, and now the f...

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July 11, 2020 34 mins

Have you ever felt hopeless at work? You should meet our new friend Heidi Floyd and hear her incredible story. 

Heidi says, “Most of us have a life 90% of the world isn’t fortunate enough to have and somehow we feel hopeless. This young man didn’t realize how incredibly blessed he was - with his head down, just thinking about himself, he couldn’t see all the good things.” 

“There is love all around us. There is hope all around us. Bu...

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Should we each be loyal enough to our company to have a straight up conversation about compensation with our boss or manager?

Jeffery Dingle teaches us, “You can't just let that conversation happen to you.” You have to create a case for your career, for your raise, in your day to day activity. You have to understand how you fit in an organization and how your performance impacts other people's performance. And that allows ...

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You know us - we’re always talkin’ with industry experts, high-flyin’ CEOs or Human Resource Directors about how to get a raise at work but there’s a tiny problem…

If you’re like me, you listen to a podcast and hear something magic and you’re like “man, that is such a good idea. I should do that.” but you don’t write it down. Life happens and then you never think about it again.

To combat that - I’ve pulled out the top 3 things peopl...

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JD teaches us there are four strategic steps to take when asking for a raise:

  1. Consider why you want it
  2. Get emotionally charged about the benefit of having it
  3. “Take inventory” of your value
  4.  And then, when the time is right, shoot your shot

JD Phillips is a Certified Financial Educator and has spent the last 25 years in the financial services industry helping clients successfully earn retirement income. In addition to that, he&a...

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June 10, 2020 37 mins

Not everyone has worked for a company that sells Nuclear Submarines and Gulfstream jets, but our Special Guest Janet Guertin is that special someone. After a successful career with General Dynamics (global aerospace and defense company that manufactures everything from combat vehicles to nuclear-powered submarines), she founded The Dividend Factor where she and her team pursue and capture Defense Industry contracts. She's also...

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Former CEO of Caribou Coffee AND the cofounder of The Great American Cookie Company chats with us about the ups and downs of business and how to truly get a raise. 

Michael is nothing short of impressive and grew an $8,000 investment into the largest cookie franchise in the United States. He's a philanthropist, the namesake of the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University, and gives us some amazing insigh...

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May 27, 2020 43 mins

4X All-Conference Defensive Tackle at Appalachian State University turned banking executive at Wells Fargo with a big heart. 

In this episode, Avery combines his corporate knowledge of one of the world’s largest banks with the “in-the-trenches” old-school mentality that put him in the ASU and GA State HS Football Hall of Fame.

“You will never get something for nothing in this life. That’s not how the game works. If you&apos...

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Today you meet my longtime friend Gary Fly, Chief Marketing Officer at the Brooks Group. He dives right at the heart of How to Get A Raise: “more than anything else, creating alignment with your team and an understanding with your supervisor, then becoming very proficient at your craft - all while having a good attitude - will earn you a raise. You start to rise up. People recognize skill and desire.”  WOW! Gary also covers How to ...

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Known around here as the Doughnut King, my new friend, Kurt shares the best Krispy Kreme doughnut hack ever, and how curiosity, energy, and attitude get you noticed. Because let's be honest, are you coming at your job with big desire? Are you looking at yourself as a Brand? Are you developing trust with your team? Kurt brings the heat on how regular, honest communication can influence how you ask for a raise. From working thre...

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She's the first female engineer in her family, and has not only lived all over the world but journeyed up the corporate ladder at a rapid pace. I'm so excited to introduce to you to my new friend, Cindy Deekitwong, Global Head of Marketing, 3D Printing at Henkel. 

She believes in smashing Legos, and if you're not uncomfortable in your role, you're not stretching enough to be successful in the workplace....

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April 29, 2020 43 mins

Corliss shares insight and expertise from her 20 years of HR experience and lays out a solid foundation for getting a raise at work. She believes, if you want a raise, at the most basic level we have to provide evidence of our value and gives numerous examples of how we can maximize our earning potential. She also hits us with facts, like how we can't change our IQ but we can definitely change our EQ and that one skill coupled...

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April 22, 2020 34 mins

John Corcoran, Director of Attractions for Ripley’s Believe It or Not! shares his favorite exhibits, what gets him up in the morning, and the one thing that goes a long way toward not only a fulfilling career but getting a Raise at your job.

John talks about his career and his passion for “making sure families have a great time on vacation." Then we dive into chatting about “if you’re passionate about what you do, some bosses w...

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Principal Consultant of Consulex Corrosion Professionals, NACE International, and successful Finn racer chats with Amanda about the ups and downs of angling for a raise in rough waters. From his home in Fairhope, AL, to representing NACE International in over 140 countries, Terry brings a unique perspective and great advice to all of us here in Raise Up Nation.



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Jan L. Rock has worked as director of training and HR exec at global brands like 7-Eleven Corp and Rita’s Italian Ice, and she's with us talking about all the things YOU can do to get a raise at work!
From her home base in San Diego, for over a decade, Jan stood up franchisees all over the West Coast, coaching them to success with their new businesses.
In this episode, Jan shares success managers and staff ...

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Travis LeFever steps up in the kickoff episode where we interview high-flying executives about all the things YOU can do to get a raise at work!

This guy has turned around three multi-million dollar corporations, taking them all from the brink of bankruptcy to their best years ever.

In this episode, Travis offers some “first job mistakes”, plus practical advice about how to approach your next conversation about getting paid more, esp...

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April 2, 2020 6 mins

Have you ever seen an email from your boss and wondered "How in the world does this fool make more money than me?" Then you're in the right place.

This podcast is chock full of experts, strategies, and snark about toxic workplace culture and most importantly, how you get a raise!

Get ready to Raise Up with us.



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