The #SpeakEasy Podcast

The #SpeakEasy Podcast

Altovise is an introverted entrepreneur residing in the DMV that launched, stumbled, and learned how to manage entrepreneurship, motivational speaking, and being a single mom. Her failure led her to start conversations with CEOs and entrepreneurs about the good, the bad, and the ugly when you first start a business. (Or, when you first try to start a business) She has written and co-authored multiple best-selling books including her first book, "It's Okay to Cry" - and now, in this podcast, Altovise brings you the conversations that can help female Entrepreneurs in the DMV to launch, stumble less and learn. Can you become a successful entrepreneur? New episodes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Episodes

January 31, 2023 16 min
What does it mean to have a posture of perseverance as an entrepreneur? While it may not be a term that you’ve heard before, it is a term that is very relevant in entrepreneurship. The mountains, valleys, and desert places can be part of your journey. In this episode, Altovise shares why a posture of perseverance has kept her afloat through all the shifts and changes in business. From business coaching and consulting, to becomi...
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Don’t Get Drunk off the Cheat Code This time of year, people are running towards free classes, free webinars, free books, and free tip sheets only to realize that it is meant to be a spark for what they are doing. There is still work to be done. “The cheat code will always lead to missed opportunities and skipped steps” ~ Altovise Pelzer In this episode, Altovise shares: ~ Why people fail after using the cheat code ~ What ...
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When Stephanie Bigelow returns to the faith she abandoned in her adolescence, she discovers the irony of her upbringing as a Preacher's Kid, inspiring her to write a book that helps her fellow PK's overcome the trials of life, time, and circumstance. "Life is really 5% what happens to you, but it's 95% how you respond." - Dr. Stephanie Bigelow Stephanie Bigelow is a Bay Area California native, PK, and gradua...
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"Share your story and help someone else find the strength to build themselves back up." "Happiness is not about how many cars you have or how big your house is or how much money you have or how successful you think you are. It's all about loving who you are on the inside." - Frances Jones Frances Jones is a speaker transformation coach, author, and CEO. She wrote the book Overcoming the Emotional Stigmas of I...
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"Be like an athlete: Push through the pain and challenge yourself to greatness." "Don't tell me what I can't do, right? I'm going to create my own pathways. I'm going to go all in. And to be quite honest, all I needed was one yes. I can get 100 nos. All I needed was one yes." Samantha Card is a former Division One softball player, Chemistry major, with a Master's in Business graduate. She is an...
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In today's workplace, it's more important than ever to speak up and claim your power. "Always do what you're afraid to do." Elaine Lyerly is an entrepreneur and the owner of a brand marketing and public relations firm in North Carolina. She and her sister work with companies to help them get their story out, tell their stories and market their products and services. Elaine is also working on a book about outra...

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Art Mitchell is a special education specialist, youth advocate, and professional development and staff coach. He is also a soon-to-be TEDx speaker. Art was diagnosed with keratoconus, a rare eye disease, at the age of six. He has since had seven surgeries to correct his vision. Despite all of this, he has remained a champion throughout his journey, always fighting to see and be normal again. Today, he uses his platform to share his...

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Against all odds, Mickey Royal transitioned from a life of deviancy and criminal activity to a life of love and purpose, showing that it's never too late to start anew. "When you make the decision to change, you must be willing to let go of your identity and take a leap of faith into the unknown in order to create a new life for yourself." - Mickey Royal Mickey Royal is an author, former gangster, mob enforcer, pimp...

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Don't overthink it, just put your story out there. "You're not late to the game. You have to get through the know how. Books are still booming. People are still reading. So, you know, you can still have books crafted. Your story is important because it's your voice." Annesa Lacey is a book ghostwriter and business mastermind program developer. She has over 10 years of experience crafting content and helping pe...

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Kirsten Franklin, a recovering attorney turned life and business coach, shares her story of how she went from hating her job to becoming a successful entrepreneur despite the challenges she faced as a single mom. Why you should always set the bar high for yourself. "You have to understand that you are having a conversation with or without your consent in your head, twenty-four seven and that conversation controls your outcomes...

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November 10, 2022 26 min

Dana Golden and David Marion are ex spouses who have turned their struggles with addiction into a successful coaching business to help others; they discuss the numbers and impact of addiction on society and families and the importance of early intervention. In this episode you will learn: 1. Addiction affects more than just the addict - it affects the whole family. 2. Addiction is a progressive disease - it will get worse unless it...

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Do you want to be healthy and avoid disease? Dr. Thomas Hemingway is sharing the solution Preventative Five Powerful Practices to not only Avoid disease but Build Unshakable Health so that you can get optimal health. In this episode, you will learn 1. The importance of real food in our diets 2. The dangers of processed sugars and grains 3. The benefits of adding new, healthy foods to our diets "In my humble opinion, I love to ...

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November 6, 2022 12 min

I recently had the opportunity to ready Volume 1 & Volume 2 of “Make it a Great Day: The Choice is Yours” compiled by Jackie Simmons. After her daughter’s suicide attempt, she made it her mission to fight teen suicide by talking about the elephant in the room. This week…decide to make each day great. You have the power to do so. You can check out Jackie Simmon’s Tedx Talk on YouTube titled: The Talk to stop teen suicide. ~ http...

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After being pushed out of her comfort zone, Nora Sudduth takes a leap of faith into entrepreneurship and learns that the key to success is failing--smart. What if taking a leap of faith into entrepreneurship is the key to success? "You're never going to have certainty, by the way. Like, certainty doesn't exist. I look for it. It's not there. It's not there." Nora Sudduth is an entrepreneur and online marke...

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Do you want to learn more about mental health and how to get help if you need it? Sonja Wasden is sharing the solution so that you can get mental health awareness. "You are not always going to feel this way. It will pass." Sonja Wasden is an author, mental health keynote speaker, and op-ed contributor who has over 30 years of lived experience with mental illness. This is Sonja Wasden's story... Sonia Wasden is a sui...

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Breaking barriers and overcoming obstacles leads to a life of fulfillment and joy. In this episode, you will learn 1. How Dr. Samantha Pillay overcame personal barriers and limitations to achieve success 2. The importance of taking care of one's health throughout their lifetime 3. The power of children's books to inspire young girls to dream big and think outside the box "It also opens up the door for other people to u...

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Starting an online tutoring business: 1. Find a niche: What are you good at? What do you enjoy teaching? What are you passionate about? Find a focus for your online tutoring business and build your brand around it. 2. Start small: Don't try to do too much too soon.  This episode will show you a new perspective. Want to start your own online tutoring business? Here's how to get started. "I just remember just being like,...

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October 23, 2022 15 min
Ask yourself this question: Does it line up with the vision? It may seem like a simple question but that is only when you stay on the surface. Let’s dig into it a little bit and determine why the “Shut up ministry” is a valuable one. 👀 Make it an unmuted week! Let’s connect: www.Amazon.con/shop/altoviseunmuted www.Instagram.com/altoviseunmuted www.iqmunmuted.com
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October 16, 2022 13 min
Don’t be afraid of being seen! Don’t be afraid of being unseen! Be afraid of not showing up! Over the years, I have been in hallways and rooms that put me in front of thousands of people. I’ve been seen and heard on podcasts all around the world. Yet, every once in awhile there is an uneasy feeling in the pit of my stomach when it comes to being in new spaces. That being said…I wanted to encourage you this week to show up cons...
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After Tim Winders and his wife experience eviction, their nomad journey began. That journey has allowed them to redefine success. In this episode, you will learn 1. What it means to be a successful person 2. How to find your purpose 3. What entrepreneurship covers "Most of the growth has come when he was probably on the exterior going through some tough times." - Tim Winders Tim Winders is a strategic coach for leaders an...

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