The Intentional Greatness Podcast

The Intentional Greatness Podcast

This is the Intentional Greatness Podcast. This podcast will ask you the tough questions and teach you the skills, practices, and mindset you need to become an unf<3kwithable female leader, entrepreneur or business owner. You will hear interviews with women leaders who shattered their own illusions of a “perfect life” and who refuse to be defined or limited by their circumstances. It is going to be smart, informative, and most of all, challenging. Let’s cut through the bullshit and learn how to power through to the next level and realize your own incredible potential. Thank you for jumping in and taking this ride with me.... Show More

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Janet Shapiro has over 25 years of experience working in public relations, business development, human resources and marketing in pharmaceutical, healthcare, device, non-profit organizations. She has also done work with C-Suite-level, expert cultivation campaigns and authors with diverse disciplines.

With a mission to provide top senior-level public relations counsel to corporations and non-profit organizations, Jan has worked both...

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    Craig Cody is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Tax Coach, Business Owner and Former New York City Police Officer with 17 years of experience on the Force. As a Certified Tax Coach, Craig belongs to a select group of tax practitioners throughout the country who undergo extensive training and continued education on various tax planning techniques and strategies to become, as well as remain certified. Craig has just written hi...

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    Jodi owns and operates ProStar Cleaning & Restoration Inc. ProStar specializes in emergency restoration services and related construction, as well as residential and commercial cleaning. Established in 2002, the company quickly gained a reputation in Calgary and area for superior service and workmanship and now employs over 65 employees. Jodi has a Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA from the University of Calgary. As a strong beli...

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    Female Leader | The Journey of Bramble Berry Handcraft Supplies

    As the founder and CEO of Bramble Berry Handcraft Supplies, Anne-Marie Faiola is an exemplary female leader who believes that creativity should be infused into every successful business strategy. She is a successful entrepreneur composed of a dynamic mix of resilience, tenacity, unshakeable motivation, and an unwavering passion for her craft. Bramble Berry Handcraft Su...

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    Female Leader | Making a Sustainable Impact

    Rhoda Olsen is one of our earliest intentionally great guests, and she first joined us on the show back in episode #6. Today, Rhoda is with us again to discuss the most recent leg of her personal and professional journey. I encourage you to listen to our last discussion because it offers a completely different perspective on the challenges Rhoda has been facing as a female leader. With ov...

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    Female Leader | The First Woman-Owned Distillery/Winery

    Merrilee Kick is the founder and CEO of BuzzBallz and Southern Champion. She is a prominent female leader in the beverage industry and heads the only woman-owned BDistillery/Winery in the United States. Merrilee’s journey from teacher to entrepreneur started with a master’s thesis project, and it culminated in a distribution offer, forcing her to lock down a business plan and ...

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    Coaching | Lead the Life You Were Born to Lead

    Many of you know Gino Wickman as the founder of EOS Worldwide, but there is so much more to his story beyond EOS and Traction. Most recently, Gino launched his next great endeavor called Entrepreneurial Leap, which aims to discover entrepreneurs-in-the-making and help them realize their dreams. Age, geographic location, and expertise aside, Gino and the Entrepreneurial Leap team are wo...

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    Female Leader | A Matter of Perspective

    Lacy Starling is a fearless female leader who has accomplished so much in so little time. As the owner of Starling Holdings, Lacy serves as the president of Legion Logistics, co-founder of Legion Technologies, and founder and chief storyteller of Starling Consulting. Running three successful businesses is nothing short of impressive, but like many of us, Lacy still struggles with perfectionis...

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    Female Leaders | Are You Ready to be an Entrepreneur?

    Roberta Sydney has set a new standard for female leaders within her sphere. And through her work in real estate development and asset and property management, Roberta established herself as a practical visionary, a solutions-oriented leader, and a dependable board member who delivers results for shareholders. She has built a diverse skillset with financial transaction experience...


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    Female Leader | From the Ground Up

    Peggy McHale is a serial entrepreneur, growth guru, and renown female leader in the consulting industry where she built her business, C2G Partners. Peggy is the co-author of Black and White Strike Gold: Practical Nuggets to Grow Your Business, and she serves on NJIT’s Undergraduate Research and Innovation Board and The Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship (WCEC) Board. She has a long list of accola...

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    Female Leader | Confidence and Momentum

    It only took one year for Heather Monahan to become a dominant female leader within the broadcasting industry. Her success in business development culminated in an equity partnership with her employer and it shattered the glass ceiling. Heather used her success as a springboard to build a personal brand and branch out to other forms of media, but a toxic, nepotistic workplace kept her on a sh...

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    Female Leaders | The 7 Power Gaps Suppressing Your Potential

    Female leaders are not men in skirts; they are experiencing, processing, and tackling workplace challenges in a completely different way. Kathy Caprino decided to step back from her coaching journey and look at the most significant hurdles women are facing. When she began to examine what was holding women back, two words came to mind—bravery and power. Imposter syndrome m...

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    Female Leaders | Kicking Ass in a Male-Dominated Industry

    In 2004, Lori Rasmussen entered the family business and started learning the ins and outs of the automotive industry. Since then, she has assumed responsibility for all facets of the business, including operations, sales and marketing, finance, and strategic planning. Her company, PARS, offers transport solutions, vehicle services, license and titling, and storage management...

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    Female Leaders | At a Crossroads

    As female leaders, we often reach a crossroads where it feels like we have to choose between work and family instead of following a natural path. It is an illusion that Shannon Miles knows all too well. After working towards her dream job for four years, Shannon and her husband decided to have a baby. On paper, everything looked perfect; Shannon and Bryan would continue their lives in sales with a n...



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    Female entrepreneur Laura has spent over 25 years in consulting – solving problems for companies across the US. In 2008 she started Keyot with her sister and brother-in-law and focused on creative workforce solutions centered around business and technology project delivery.

    Keyot services include “renting” senior leaders who are experienced problem solvers and change managers to companies who have a need for those skills for a peri...

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    Amanda Brinkman is the Chief Brand and Communications Officer at Deluxe Corporation and creator, producer and host of the hit series “Small Business Revolution,” which was named among Inc. Magazine’s top shows for entrepreneurs. In the inspirational reality show, Brinkman showcases her love for small towns by spearheading efforts to revitalize entire communities by increasing the effectiveness of small businesses.

    In its first seas...


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    Michele knew at a very young age she wanted to be an entrepreneur. Heading her father’s construction crew before the age of 20, she wasn’t afraid of hard work or manual labor and she had built strong core values.

    She swapped construction boots for stilettos and started PRIMP, a cheap-chic boutique, in 2010. With eight brick and mortar locations throughout the Midwest, the concept has styled nearly a million women and counting.

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    Julie Causey is Chairman Emeritus of Western Bank and on the Board of Directors of $6B Fairview Health System and the Board of Trustees of Minnesota Public Radio. She served on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and as the Audit/Finance Committee Chair of the $1B HealthEast Care System until its merger with Fairview. She is a lady boss, an accredited investor and is invested in and involved in multiple tech funds and compa...

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    Jennifer Smith is recognized as a ‘culture innovator,’ creating workplaces where people love to work and are inspired to make a difference. As the Founder and CEO of Innovative Office Solutions, Jennifer’s mission is to inspire people to love what they do and who they do it with while living out the company’s core values.

    Jennifer is proud that her team has helped them become the largest independent office solutions company in the ...



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    A marketing provocateur cross-trained in the discipline of brand development and the rigor of retail promotion, Lynne is the CEO/Owner of FAME. She has orchestrated hundreds of national campaigns for blue-chip, retail and packaged goods marketers in all channels of trade including Target, Dreamworks, IMG, General Mills, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. In this episode of Intentional Greatnes...

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