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.... Show More

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March 3, 2021 36 min
It's a #SpeakEasy Podcast takeover by Margo Lovett host of Her Business Her Voice Her Conversation Podcast.

Margo is bringing you a candid conversation with Altovise Pelzer about her journey as a woman in business, a woman in podcasting, and as a mother. Margo has watched Altovise's journey with a birdseye view of her consistency and heart for women. As a previous guest and fellow podcaster, Margo's vantage point gave h...
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"The entrepreneurial journey is a combination of experience, education, and execution" ~ Altovise Pelzer

There will always be those willing to debate the value of education over experience and vise versa. It goes further back than history has even documented. The thing we must understand in business is that no matter what form of education you receive, it is what you do with it that matters most. Becoming an information hoar...
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February 25, 2021 19 min
Write the vision...

If you value it then write it down. If it brought you pain then write it down. Journaling is therapeutic but for many entrepreneurs, it is adding another stream of revenue. It gives us an opportunity to flush out ideas and yes even write notes of encouragement to ourselves while we are on our journey. This is so much different than the diary Brandy used in the show Moesha. This can be your lifeline to something...
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"Opposition can be an obstacle or an opportunity...you decide!" ~ Altovise Pelzer

Entrepreneurship will have you doing some serious soul searching. From the connections that you make to the labels that you may be wearing from your past, you find that life and business tend to merge even when you pursue your dreams. With that being said, having some key things in your tools box will give you what you need to navigate the wa...
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Meet Dr. Erica:

Dr. Erica Steele DNM ND CFMP BCND is a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor & Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner

I always knew from an early age that I was going to be a doctor, my job in my journey and my career was to discover which type of doctor that I would become in time. At the time I had no idea that I would be a Naturopathic Doctor. My parents are both scholars, multi-degreed, and both instilled i...
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If you don't see the creativity that it takes to be in business then you must have your eyes closed. Think back to the Chia Pets, which is still around, and look at the creativity it took to not only come up with that but to launch it too. This is why we see so many entrepreneurs take on other things like writing books or creating merch. The creativity does not turn off...or at least we hope that it doesn't.

Joey was a gues...
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February 9, 2021 13 min
"Success will not come tomorrow unless you start today"

Things have taken a life of their own during the last year but it has not halted the opportunity for creativity and success. There were many businesses that opened their doors for the first time during the pandemic. History has also shown that in times when things seem overwhelming or bleak that some of the greatest companies were birthed. That is a good word for it......
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February 2, 2021 22 min
How we are not only going to survive but THRIVE!

Are you searching for answers surrounding media in Life after Covid?
Today, Denise shares ideas on how to capture your audience using media with a twist.
She shares how media is going to be different after everything gets back to "normal".
We are finding new ways to engage with people online.

She shares one of the best ways to build a list and connect with those on your list. ...
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January 28, 2021 17 min
He shares his personal struggles throughout 2020 and how he maintained staying positive through his journey.

How to stay positive:
1.remain optimistic
2.stay grounded
3.meditation

Keep striving for greatness and towards what we want our life to look like.

It is also important to have good support people to keep you focused on the big picture and keep you accountable.

We glean insight and inspiration from watching others.
We should p...
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January 27, 2021 55 min
Has 2020 shifted your opportunity for a "Big Ask"?

It may seem like an easy question to answer but there are some key factors at play that you may not have anticipated. 2 times Emmy award-winner Mario Armstrong joined me in this episode to shed some light on what it looks like to create and execute a Big Ask for your business.

Do you find that any of these questions resonate with you?
~ How do I craft a Big Ask?
~ How do I g...
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January 26, 2021 18 min
Author and filmmaker. She unmutes Voices that have been quiet for so long.
Book- You Go Girl
Film- A Silent Enemy is a documentary about survivors of domestic violence.

What happens in the homestays in the home. We were taught not to speak about things that may embarrass our families. When we do that, we are perpetuating the cycle and allowing it to continue.

Women who were survivors of domestic violence and abuse were drawn ...
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THE Elaine Forbes Daisley- Virtual Accountant - Shares with us how to eliminate the frustration of bookkeeping and learn to make useful financial decisions.

#1 thing is you must know your numbers

3 Questions you must be able to answer:
1.How much are you making?
2.How much profit from that money?
3.How much you must sell in order to make a profit?

"If you do not know your numbers, you are not in business- you are in a hobby"

W...
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The mindset of being dynamic.

Lady Victoria with 13 years in Healthcare is now a Life Success Coach. She had to pivot in her own career and life. Take your passion and/ or your purpose and create those phenomenal results that we want to see in our lives and finances.

When it comes to change there are 3 types of people:
1.Somebody else will make something happen
2.I hope it will just happen.
3.Movers and shakers who make it happen...
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January 15, 2021 22 min
Our Power of Why statement will be the driving force of our success or our failure. You will and must have something that pushes you to move when things get tough. It also sets a foundation for how you determine your value in three main areas.

Time
Energy
Finances

Many of the people who have become successful will have a "Power of Why" story that made them go for the opportunity one more time. There is a higher level of crea...
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January 14, 2021 25 min
Our Power of Why statement will be the driving force of our success or our failure. You will and must have something that pushes you to move when things get tough. It also sets a foundation for how you determine your value in three main areas.

Time
Energy
Finances

Many of the people who have become successful will have a "Power of Why" story that made them go for the opportunity one more time. There is a higher level of crea...
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Our Power of Why statement will be the driving force of our success or our failure. You will and must have something that pushes you to move when things get tough. It also sets a foundation for how you determine your value in three main areas.

Time
Energy
Finances

Many of the people who have become successful will have a "Power of Why" story that made them go for the opportunity one more time. There is a higher level of crea...
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Introverts are taking over the world!!! Don't believe me? Well, if you look at the top billionaires and millionaires you will see introverts making bold steps towards success. Don't stop there tho, in many spaces of entrepreneurship we are finding that introverts are making deliberate and strategic moves that are putting them in a position to win.

If you are an introvert...you can and will win too! This episode is the one t...
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January 8, 2021 17 min
Our Power of Why statement will be the driving force of our success or our failure. You will and must have something that pushes you to move when things get tough. It also sets a foundation for how you determine your value in three main areas.

Time
Energy
Finances

Many of the people who have become successful will have a "Power of Why" story that made them go for the opportunity one more time. There is a higher level of crea...
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This is your official mental health check.

After enduring all that last year had to offer, it is important to do a temperature check on your mind and mental health. As many others are working on vision boards and smart goals they often miss the importance of a positive and healthy mind. Your mind could be your springboard or your stumbling block to your goals.

Sometimes you need to create a plan to reach your personal happy place.

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January 3, 2021 16 min
Our Power of Why statement will be the driving force of our success or our failure. You will and must have something that pushes you to move when things get tough. It also sets a foundation for how you determine your value in three main areas.

Time
Energy
Finances

Many of the people who have become successful will have a "Power of Why" story that made them go for the opportunity one more time. There is a higher level of crea...
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