Behind Their Business
Behind Their Business
The podcast that's peeling back the curtain and showing what's ACTUALLY happening behind the scenes of running a business. Host Steph Blake features women at all levels of business to showcase their stories of struggle and triumph as they juggle business ownership with day-to-day life. No other podcast gets real and talks about the nitty gritty details of what it’s like to REALLY run a business like this one does. Tune in each week to get inspired & join the community! Click ‘Subscribe’ to be notified when new episodes are live each week.
62. The Reality of Living the Nomadic Van Life with Daisy Hilbrands
November 28, 2022 • 28 MIN
The nomadic van life is a lifestyle many are drawn to due to its freedom, flexibility, and sense of adventure. However, it’s not for everyone. You have to overcome many obstacles that you may not even think about. In this episode, our guest Daisy Hilbrands shares the good, bad and ugly of living the nomadic lifestyle.
61. Having Hard Conversations in Your Life & Business with Danielle Levy
November 21, 2022 • 23 MIN
It’s not always easy to have hard conversations with people in your life and business. However, it is important to have them if you want to grow and be successful. In this episode, our guest, Danielle Levy, shares her experience with having difficult conversations and tips for how we can approach them as well.
60. How to Bounce Back When You Want to Throw in The Towel In Your Business with Dawn Taylor
November 14, 2022 • 34 MIN
It can be easy to feel like you want to throw in the towel when things aren't going as you expected in your business. It's easy to get caught in a trap of comparison with others and judging ourselves if we're not as far along as we'd like to be. In this episode, our guest Dawn Taylor, talks about the times when she wanted to through in the towel and give up but decided to stay focused on her long-term goals instead. She also shares helpful tips to implement if you're feeling the same way.
59. Juggling 2 Businesses & A Full-Time Job While Raising 2 Girls with Krystal Jugarap
November 7, 2022 • 27 MIN
Many moms struggle with "doing it all" - balancing work, mom and home life. It can be hard to find time for everything in our days (including our own self-care) but the key is giving yourself the grace to try your best and knowing that it’s okay if you’re not perfect. In this episode, our guest Krystal Jugarap, shares her experience of running 2 business, working a full-time job and raising 2 kids.
58. Managing Expectations & Celebrating Wins as an Entrepreneur with Avi Anderson
October 31, 2022 • 36 MIN
Celebrating our wins is a way to an amazing way to reinforce the positive behavior that led to the win. The important this is to celebrate milestones, successes, and achievements, however small they might be. It is not always easy to celebrate our wins but it is essential that we do so to keep moving forward to toward our goals. In this episode, our guest, Avi Anderson, shares her experience with growing her business over the past few years and the importance of not only celebrating wins but also managing expectations for continued growth as a business owner.
57. A Journey from the Peace Corps to Accidental Entrepreneur with Jen McFarland
October 24, 2022 • 30 MIN
Becoming an 'accidental entrepreneur' isn't something that's uncommon in the entrepreneurial space. We start out on one path and find that it leads us down a road that we would have never realized was possible or available to us. In this episode, our guest, Jen McFarland shares her experience (& tons of hilarious stories) of starting out on one path in the Peace Corp and how that turned into the business she has today.
56. How Forgiving Her Father Allowed Her to Evolve with Tanya Kabuya
October 17, 2022 • 33 MIN
When we experience trauma in our lives it can be difficult to move forward and become better people. Forgiving those that have wronged us is one of the hardest aspects of moving forward, however, it's necessary to help us evolve into the best possible version of ourselves. In this episode, our guest Tanya Kabuya shares her experience with forgiving her father for past wrongdoings so she could move on in her own life.
55. What Happens When You Launch to Crickets with Jillian Leslie
October 10, 2022 • 32 MIN
Let's be real, launching a new product is never easy. As entrepreneurs, we've all been in this situation before - we think we have the best product idea in the world but when the time comes to share our idea with the world and "open the cart", it's crickets. In this episode, our guest Jillian Leslie shares her experience with launching a new offer that she and her husband thought would sell like hotcakes but the reality was much different.
54. Why Business Success Isn’t Tied to a Number on the Scale with Miriam Bulcher
October 3, 2022 • 27 MIN
Too often women hold themselves back from being successful because they're afraid to put themselves out there. Typically this is fear based; they're afraid of how people will perceive them and what they'll about them. Even more often, this is due to feeling like they need to lose weight before they can show up online/in-person and be successful. In this episode, Miriam Bulcher, shows that it's possible to love yourself and be successful in business, regardless of what number shows up on the scale.
53. Embracing the Curveballs as a Mom & Business Owner with Katie Fleming
September 26, 2022 • 28 MIN
The curveballs that happen in life are inevitable. However, it’s not about how you handle them. It’s about how you embrace them and move forward. Our guest, Katie Fleming, shares how she has navigated the rollercoaster of business while raising her kids.
52. Navigating Bi-Polar Disorder as an Entrepreneur with Kelly Smith
September 19, 2022 • 28 MIN
For many, talking about mental illness can be a difficult topic to discuss because of the stigmas placed around it. However, bringing the topic to light is crucial to let others know that they're not experiencing it on their own. In this episode, our guest, Kelly Smith, shares her experience with having bipolar disorder and how she learned over the years to successfully navigate life and business ownership.
51. Overcoming Mom Guilt with Mallory McGary
September 12, 2022 • 33 MIN
If you're a mom, you've undoubtedly experienced "mom guilt" on more than one occasion. As business owners and high achievers, it's inevitable to feel mom guilt as you try to devote your time and energy to both home and business life. In this episode, our guest, Mallory McGary, shares her own experiences with mom guilt along with some helpful tips to help overcome the guilt when it happens.
50. Rocking Entrepreneurship in Your 40s, 50s (Or Older) With Cory Zacker
September 5, 2022 • 24 MIN
As you age, your priorities tend to change. Not only do you have more life experience, you're able to make more informed decisions about what you want to do with the rest of your life and how you want to make an impact. For many people, this means starting a business, however, many people think that it's "too late" or they're "past their prime". Our guest, Cory Zacker, is an amazing example and is showing how it's never too late to take the leap and make your dreams a reality.
49. A Body Acceptance & Self-Love Journey with Karianne Munstedt
August 29, 2022 • 26 MIN
One of the hardest things for women to do is fully love themselves and their bodies. For years society has been telling women that unless they're stick thin, they're not beautiful. Thankfully, times are changing and the self-love and body acceptance movement is changing the narrative. On this episode our guest, Karianne Munstedt, shares her journey toward self-love to help inspire others to accept & love their bodies as they are.
48. Behind the Scenes of Military Spouse Life with Emily Reagan
August 23, 2022 • 27 MIN
Military spouses often face a lot of challenges when their spouses are deployed and on US soil. They have to manage their careers, children, and homes while trying to keep up with the military spouse’s schedule. The military spouse life is complicated but also incredibly rewarding knowing that you're playing an important part to support your country. In this episode, our guest Emily Reagan, shares her experience of being a military spouse and the positive and negative impacts that it's had on her life and her family.
47. Starting A Fashion Brand Without a Fashion Background with Regina Schoenberger
August 15, 2022 • 29 MIN
There are many fears and doubts that come with starting a product-based company when you don't have experience in the industry. Fears of not having enough knowledge of the industry to the worry of making unnecessary investments, these doubts can make you want to give up before you even start your journey. Our guest, Regina Schoenberger, shares her story about starting a product-based business in the competitive fashion industry.
The Realities of Reaching 6-Figures in Your Business with Steph Blake
August 11, 2022 • 11 MIN
In this special solo episode, I'm sharing the realities of what it looks like to reach 6-figures in your business and why so many people don't feel comfortable talking about it. Too many people are talking about reaching 6-figures but they’re not talking about what’s needed to make that happen.
46. What 20+ Years of Freelancing and Life as a Single Mom Taught This Woman with Meg Stewart
August 8, 2022 • 32 MIN
Freelancing is one of the most popular professions in the world and has many benefits, such as flexibility, freedom, and control over your work schedule. Our guest, Meg Stewart, talks about her 20+ years of experience as a freelancer and how that gave her freedom to spend more time with her family. Not only was she able to quit her day job by setting up multiple income streams, she did so on a shoestring budget and teaches others to do the same!
45. The Pros & Cons of Working from Home with Your Partner with Phaedra Studt
August 1, 2022 • 32 MIN
After the pandemic hit, more people were given the opportunity to work from home. One challenge that most couples didn't anticipate was both partners working from home at the same time. While there are definitely pros to being with your partner for longer periods of time throughout the day, the cons showed up for many too. In this episode of the Behind Their Business podcast, our guest, Phaedra Studt, shares her story on how she's been able to build her business from home while facing the challenges of balancing work and her personal life.
44. Navigating Overwhelm as A Mom and Business Owner with Ellyse Colson
July 25, 2022 • 34 MIN
Being a mom and owning a business can be overwhelming and exhausting at times. Knowing how to navigate the overwhelm is important because it will help you manage stress and increase productivity while maintaining a balance between entrepreneurship and parenting. Our guest, Ellyse Colson, shares her story on how she's been able to find balance in her life & business.
43. Lessons from Franchising with Natalie Perkins
July 18, 2022 • 33 MIN
Starting a franchise is not easy, much like starting a business in and of itself isn't easy, but it has many benefits for the franchisor and the franchisees. Our guest didn't have experience in the franchising space when she entered it but she knew that it was the next best step for her life and business. Listen to Natalie Perkins share her story of starting her ballerina studio and later franchising it to others who shared the same mission and vision as she did.
42. Starting A Business After A Life-Changing Event in Her 40s with Alecia Kaye
July 11, 2022 • 19 MIN
Many people have experienced a life-changing event, such as an illness, a divorce, losing a loved one, or even losing their job. After a life-changing event, it’s easy to feel lost and confused. Knowing where to start or what steps to take after such events can be difficult. Starting a business after a life-changing event is not easy, but it can be done with proper planning and hard work. It can be a daunting step, but it can also be rewarding. Listen to our guest, Alecia Kaye, share her story on what it was like to "start over" in her 40's.
41. The Truth About Spirits and Paranormal Investigations with Deborah LeBlanc
July 4, 2022 • 32 MIN
Today on the show guest, Deborah Leblanc, is sharing the truth about spirits and paranormal investigations and her experience as a hypnotherapist. She's a best-selling author of 16 novels and a licensed death scene investigator, a private investigator, worked as a funeral home management consultant for 10 years and has been a paranormal investigator for over twenty-seven years.
40. Life As a Female in the Automotive Industry with Coralee Zueff
June 27, 2022 • 22 MIN
Women working in male-dominated industries often experience a wide variety of challenges. The solution to these challenges, including the discrimination they're faced with is to empower more women to enter the male-dominated industries as well as continue encouraging women who are currently working in these industries. Our guest on this episode of the Behind Their Business podcast, Coralee Zueff, shares her experience of working as a female in the male-dominated automotive industry.
39. Leaving A Stable Teaching Career to Step Into Entrepreneurship with Chelsea Hall
June 20, 2022 • 34 MIN
Transitioning from a traditional career in the education space to entrepreneurship can be challenging for a variety of reasons. Not only do you need to work on your mindset every day, the knowledge that needs to be obtained to successfully start and grow a business in an unknown field can be overwhelming to most. It's incredibly important to understand all that goes into starting a business before diving in and transitioning fully. This this episode of the Behind Their Business podcast, our guest, Chelsea Hall, shares the lessons that she learned from making the move from being a full-time teacher to a full-time business owner.
38. Running A Business With Multiple Sclerosis with Nicky Merrick
June 13, 2022 • 29 MIN
When it comes to running a business with a chronic illness, many obstacles can come up. It can be incredibly challenging to find the time and energy to develop new ideas, stay productive, and keep up with the demands of your business. However, according to this weeks guest, Nicky Merrick, by staying positive, doing what you love and having a flexible work schedule, the journey can be much easier.
37. Losing Your Identity While Pivoting in Life & Business with Rachael McBay
June 6, 2022 • 30 MIN
When we decide to step into the world of entrepreneurship, it's an exciting time full of new possibilities. Along the way, however, we can turn into a different version of ourselves that we don't recognize. Plus, if you're a parent, we tend to lose our individuality as we take on the responsibility of raising others. In this episode, you'll hear from Rachael McBay, a woman who says she lost her own identity as she pivoted in her business multiple times.
36. How Raising 2 Autistic Sons Led This Woman to the Publishing Industry with Laura Hales
May 30, 2022 • 46 MIN
Running a business isn't easy and when you pair motherhood on top of it, some would think it's impossible. Laura Hales is not only a business owner and author, she's also raising 2 sons with autism. Her story is incredibly inspiring and her mission to bring awareness to autism is so important because it encourages people to understand and help those with autism.
35. Leaving A 9-5 Job & Going Full-Time In Business at the "Wrong Time" with Dovile Sinke
May 23, 2022 • 27 MIN
Leaving a 9-5 job and going full-time in business can be incredibly scary (trust me, I know from experience), especially if you are unsure what to expect. There will never be a "right time" to make the leap so it's crucial to make sure that you have the right mindset and a plan is crucial to having a seamless transition. If you've been thinking of going full-time in your own business, this episode from Dovile Sinke is just what you need to hear! She shares her story of leaving a 9-5 job and going full time in her business at the "wrong time"
34. Navigating Infertility, Marriage and Business with Jamie Bendorf
May 16, 2022 • 38 MIN
Infertility can be a difficult journey for any woman. The journey can be financially, emotionally, and physically burdening. However, it’s important to remember that you're never alone on this journey and there are many who have walked the path before you who can support you. Listen to Jamie Bendorf's story about how she went through infertility treatments to having children and now supporting other families who are going through their own fertility struggles.
33. Navigating Business Ownership, Motherhood & Chemotherapy with Alex Ramirez
May 9, 2022 • 31 MIN
When a woman becomes the sole breadwinner, it can be challenging for her to balance work and motherhood. Some women find themselves in this situation when their partners take time off work due to illness or injury or if the family makes the conscious decision for the father to take care of the family in a stay-at-home-dad role. Listen to Alex's story about how her life was forever changed after finding out about her husband's cancer diagnosis.
32. A Journey Toward Self-Love and Self-Belief with Bianca Thomas
May 2, 2022 • 38 MIN
Beliefs are thoughts and ideas that people hold to be true. They are formed by our childhood and upbringing, our surroundings, the people we live with, and the ideas that we are introduced to. These beliefs have a drastic effect on us and essentially shape the way that we experience life. Our guest, Bianca Thomas, discusses how understanding our beliefs and shifting them is incredibly important to live the highest quality life possible.
31. Creating Routines That Work for You with Chryssy Robinson
April 25, 2022 • 36 MIN
In order to thrive and succeed in life and business, it is essential to have routines that work for you. Having solid routines allows you to create the environment needed to thrive and makes us feel good about ourselves and accomplished in our day, especially when we're working from home. When creating routines, it’s crucial to focus on what works for you in order to increase your productivity.
30. Overcoming Failures in eCommerce with Kristin Ostrander
April 18, 2022 • 36 MIN
We all have moments where we fail in life. However, giving up on our goals when we fail is not an option. We need to accept those failures and start learning from them. Learning from the failures provides insights and lessons we wouldn’t have learned otherwise, thus helping us do better next time.
29. The Unconventional Side of Motherhood with Christine Hansen
April 11, 2022 • 20 MIN
Unconventional motherhood is a term that refers to the way in which women choose to raise their children. Some women choose to be childless or raise their children without the typical parenting style. Such women believe it is possible to be both a successful career woman and a good mother at the same time. In this episode, you'll hear from Christine Hansen, a woman who has decided to take an 'unconventional' approach to motherhood.
The Behind Their Business Scholarship Program
April 7, 2022 • 6 MIN
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28. Running a Business with Your Spouse with Liz Wolfe
April 4, 2022 • 32 MIN
The abundance mindset is one of the most important aspects of entrepreneurship. It is the belief that there are enough resources for everyone. This mindset can help you stay motivated to achieve your entrepreneurship goals.
27. Incorporating Faith Into Your Business with Theresa "Sam" Houghton
March 28, 2022 • 36 MIN
Faith in God is a powerful tool that can be used to overcome struggles in business. It helps us deal with our limiting beliefs in business, thus strengthening us and helping us stay focused on achieving our business goals. Moreover, it provides guidance when making business decisions. Listen to how Theresa 'Sam' Houghton overcomes her struggles and defines herself through life and those obstacles.
26. How a Family Death and Cancer Scare Shifted Everything with Jan Hoath
March 21, 2022 • 37 MIN
Hear how a family death and cancer scare changed everything for Jan Hoath. She talks about how these pivotal moments taught her the importance of embracing joy and how we can do the same every day.
25. From Food Stamps to 6-Figures with Dr. Amanda Barrientez
March 14, 2022 • 29 MIN
Have you ever been at the point in your life where you have to choose between feeding your children or paying the rent to keep a roof over their heads? For Dr. Amanda Barrientez, this was a harsh reality that she had to face. Listen as she shares how she went from desperation as she battled the shame, fear, and uncertainty of the future to building and maintaining a successful 6-figure business!
24. Keeping Relationships Intact While Running a Business with Rachel Elder
March 7, 2022 • 42 MIN
Have you ever struggled to find the perfect balance of having a relationship and a business that's supportive & healthy with open lines of communication? Or maybe you've tried to find the balance but you're still struggling to communicate and have your needs met from your life and business partners? Listen to Rachel Elder as she discusses the delicate balance of communicating effectively while maintaining a new business and successful relationship.
23. Bringing Back a Lost Art Form with Tricia Clark
February 28, 2022 • 34 MIN
Have you ever set unrealistic expectations when thinking about planning your weekly meals while trying to run a business? What happens when we overcommit or try to plan too many meals in our week? Is there a way to bring back the lost art form of sitting down for a family meal and freeing up additional time to relax after a long day? Listen to Tricia Clark discuss the unrealistic expectations we put on ourselves as women and business owners and how we can give ourselves the grace to realistically manage our time and meals.
22. Breaking Cultural Traditions While Managing a Chronic Illness with Lilian Sue
February 21, 2022 • 35 MIN
Have you been expected to follow the same path or traditions set forth by your family? Were you molded through traditions, culture, and yet struggled to break free, to mold your own destiny, follow your own path? Don't miss this episode as Lilian Sue dives deep into the expectations that were put upon her by her family. Listen to how those expectations affected her and how she veered from the path to carve her own way while suffering from a chronic illness. Although there were obstacles and her family's disapproval, Lilian broke free to pursue her dreams of starting her own business and thrived because of it!
21. How This Single Mom Grew Her Business From the Kitchen Table into a Multi-Million Dollar Empire with Jan Cavelle
February 14, 2022 • 30 MIN
Have you been a single mother and had your world turned upside down by what life threw at you? Have you ever been worried about the future and the struggle of providing for your children on your own due to the unforeseen events that seemed to blindside you with little warning? Listen to Jan Cavelle and how she braved the unknown, the fear of what life threw at her and not only conquered her inexperience, but made life better because of it. She altered her perception of owning and running a multi-million dollar business and didn't let life beat her down!
20. Leaving A Toxic 9-5 Culture and Going Full-Time in Business with Taylor Parker
February 7, 2022 • 28 MIN
Have you ever been in a 9-5 toxic environment and too scared to make the leap? Have you found yourself beyond stressed and not knowing where or how to achieve all you’ve dreamed? Listen to Taylor Parker and the toxicity of the work environment that she experienced in her 9-5. Despite the fear of the unknown and the obstacles she faced, Taylor made that change and shares about what it took for her to make that leap to have the life that she had dreamed of!
19. The Truth About Managing Your Social Life & Your Business with Garin Dem
January 31, 2022 • 28 MIN
Have you ever wondered if it was possible to have a work-life balance, while still maintaining relationships? Garin Dem discusses the path she took, how she navigated the decision to leave the corporate world and start her own business while struggling to find that balance of social life and relationships. She also discusses the true balance in life while working and how our guest empowers entrepreneurs to build and grow with success, to become better leaders in their field, through mastering mindset and action towards their goals.
18. Losing It All and Coming Back Better Than Ever with Sophie Zollman
January 24, 2022 • 23 MIN
Sophie started her business to support her family financially, and the moment she lost her six-figure business, she crumbled. With her family's support, she re-established her business and grew into something even bigger and more successful than before. Listen to her out as she shares her story about how she was able to start over with the support and love of her family!
17. Running A Successful Business With Five Kids with Yael Bendahan
January 17, 2022 • 29 MIN
Have you ever felt like you are not qualified or equipped to do a job because you don't have a specific college degree or diploma? Or, do you feel that your career is interfering with motherhood and, because of this, you must take a break from your career? If you do, listen to this wonderful, inspiring high school dropout and mother of five, Yael Bendahan! She's managed to balance both her roles of mom and business owner beautifully. Yael is a Digital Visibility and Marketing Strategist. She dropped out of high school and got married at the age of 18. She has now built a business from the comfort of her home. In this episode, we talked about how she manages her business while raising her family and her philosophy on having babies, and how it actually affects her business.
16. Working Through Feelings of Self-Trust, Self-Doubt and Imposter Syndrome With Elyse Holladay
January 10, 2022 • 48 MIN
How often do you experience self-trust, self-doubt, and “imposter syndrome”? Is it hindering you from starting or moving forward in your business? If so, maybe you need a shift in your perspective of these things and how to differentiate between the three. In this episode, you'll hear from Personal Style Coach Elyse Holladay. She shares with us her perspective on “imposter syndrome and how she differentiates between that, self-trust and self-doubt. She also shares her journey and the fears she experienced in becoming a Personal Style Coach. The way Elyse has defined imposter syndrome has allowed her to overcome the doubt of her capabilities and trust herself to serve others by helping them find their unique style.
15. Ignoring Online Trolls and Rolling With The Punches with Elinor Moshe
January 3, 2022 • 35 MIN
Did you know that doing deep introspective work will not only help you find a fitting career path but also deal with online and offline trolls? Challenging your old belief systems and understanding that internet trolls are achieving less than you, is the only way to march fearlessly to your success as an online entrepreneur. In this episode, we have Elinor Moshe, founder of The Construction Coach which is Australia’s first construction coach. She shares her story of being a minority in the construction space and how she has dealt with the trolls and learned to roll with the punches in order to be the best coach possible for her clients.
14. Running A Business With Fibromyalgia with Ashleigh Ryan
December 28, 2021 • 42 MIN
Would you like to tap into your intuition and run your business successfully no matter your circumstances? One of the best ways to successfully run your life or business is by staying authentic to what you know to be true and tapping into it. In this episode, you’ll meet Ashleigh Ryan, a project manager, and online business manager for 6-figure business owners in the health and wellness space. She helps them manage their businesses so they can systemize, optimize, and find balance. Listen in to learn the importance of setting boundaries as a business owner to take care of your mental health and improve your productivity. You will also learn the importance of listening and tapping into your intuition to do what you know to be true for you. 
13. Not Letting Your Circumstances Limit or Define You With Nina Hirt
December 20, 2021 • 37 MIN
Have you ever tried releasing your expectations on other people and realized how much change you experience in your life? Letting go of your expectations on others allows a detachment from the outcome, which leads to genuine care for what happens. Nina’s grit and entrepreneurial experience come from her childhood experience in a single mom household with an addict. She then went on to live an unfulfilling and lacking corporate life, which she later ditched to start her own coaching business. Nina has mastered the power of relationships and built a successful online business without unrealistic expectations. Nina Hirt is a 6-figure business coach who helps women blow up their businesses by increasing their authority and doing things their own way. She also helps women sell their programs and convert sales in the DMs by first creating valuable relationships.
12. Pulling Back The Curtain On The Realities of 6 & 7 Figure Launches With Portia Jackson
December 13, 2021 • 43 MIN
Have you done the necessary work to believe you’re worthy of success and to better manage your time as an online entrepreneur? To become a successful and fulfilled entrepreneur, a lot of mindset shifts and are necessary. In this episode, you'll meet Portia Jackson, a financial life coach, and a former ads manager for some of the top names in the coaching industry. She helps financial professionals generate client opportunities online using her signature 3C Framework (connections, conversations, and conversions). Portia explains to us how she manages her time between being a successful entrepreneur and a mom of 3 with a special needs child. Listen in to learn the importance of believing you’re worthy as a business owner to have more success and allow yourself to stay in it. You will also learn the importance of doing mindset work at the beginning stages of your business to make the journey to success easier.
11: How She Navigated 2 Miscarriages While Running Her Business With Liz Medford
December 6, 2021 • 35 MIN
Warning: This topic can be triggering to someone who has experienced a miscarriage or has a loved one who has gone through it; we have taken this into account when discussing it with Liz and sharing her story. Every woman who has a miscarriage will experience it their own way. As an entrepreneur, this can impact your business in a prominent way, but it’s possible to navigate through successfully. Validating your experience and emotions as normal and choosing whatever way to process feels right for you will allow you to move forward with your own life. Join the conversation with Liz Medford as she shares her experience with two miscarriages and how she could navigate through and still thrive in her business. Liz is a mindset coach and a business strategist for badass women who are ready to ditch perfectionism, procrastination, and overwhelm to earn a full-time income for their business.  
10. Juggling Homeschool and Entrepreneurship With Sonja Thompkins
November 29, 2021 • 43 MIN
You can run a business while homeschooling. In order to do so, you need to design your business in a way that doesn't require YOU to be the one doing everything. Not only does this give you more freedom in your business but your life as well. Sonja Thompkins is an amazing example of how you can run a successful business while homeschooling at the same time. She had four brick and motor businesses, which she ran for almost a decade before transitioning into online coaching and consulting.
09: How Tapping Into The Feminine Side Supported Her Business Growth With Kelsey Kerslake
November 22, 2021 • 43 MIN
If we capitalize on how incredible we are as women, moms, businesses owners and how much our feminine energy can advance our business success. This can go a long way in bringing us to the level and success that we desire in life. In this episode, I’m joined by Kelsey Kerslake, the founder, and creative director of Pinegate Road, a personal branding and website design agency. Kelsey is also a business and life coach, and she hosts the Aligned Business Podcast. During the episode, Kelsey shares different strategies that she uses to scale using feminine energy and the dynamics of running her business with her husband, who is working in a 9-5. She also dives into meditation and how it has impacted her life and business. 
08: How to Juggle Business, a Cancer Diagnosis and Being a Mom With Chelsey Collins
November 15, 2021 • 48 MIN
Life can throw you curveballs at any point but how you respond to them determines your success in life. Being diagnosed with a serious illness such as cancer can turn your world upside down, but quitting on your dreams is not always the best option for some people. In today’s episode, I’m joined by Chelsey Collins, a graphic designer and a branding specialist who helps small business owners bring their ideas to life through creative design. Chelsey has been running her business for more than ten years, and she works with clients around the world. During the episode, Chelsey shares her entrepreneurship journey, how she was able to juggle a cancer diagnosis, business ownership, and being a mom at the same time with great triumph.
07: How Unresolved Trauma Can Lead To Workaholism With Kristen Kacinski
November 8, 2021 • 54 MIN
We have been in our same bodies our entire life. The things that happened yesterday, 5 years ago, or 30 years ago are still in our bodies, and we need to get them out to avoid having responses to these traumas response.  We all experience trauma from everyday life, and we need to create appropriate outlets to thrive. However, sometimes as business owners, we numb our emotional traumas in workaholism. This, in turn, makes it difficult to make human connections and to succeed in business.   In today’s episode, I’m joined by Kristen Kacinski, a business and mindset coach. Kristen helps coaches enhance their business with strategy, mindset, and manifestation. During the episode, Kristen shares her entrepreneurial ups and down, how she got to six figures in her business after healing from trauma and how she was able to create a healthy connection with her business. She’s also sharing some real-life lessons to help you scale your strategies and mindset for success. 
06: The Battle Between Doing #allthethings and Feeling Like You're Not Doing Enough with Ashley Deluca
November 1, 2021 • 41 MIN
I know the battle between feeling like you need to be doing #allthethings and feeling like you’re not doing enough is real, especially for moms, and it makes it difficult for us to be more present at home for our children. Is there a better way to do this? Yes & it begins by understanding your glass and plastic balls and how to effectively juggle them in your life and business. Join me in this power-packed episode with Ashley Deluca, as she shares lessons from her experience as a business owner and mom of a three-year-old. Ashley is an email marketing specialist that has helped more than 65 service and e-commerce companies build a relationship-first email strategy that allows them to build a community. She has also been running her online business for the first five years while juggling mom and home wife in the process.
05: How To Leverage ADHD For Entrepreneurial Success with Courtney Chaal
October 25, 2021 • 48 MIN
ADHD can affect anyone, from children to adults, including you and me. Personally, I used to associate it with small boys who are not able to sit at their chairs at school until I found myself a victim after learning about it. ADHD is not a disability; it’s just a different ability that can be used as an incredible strength to exploit your capabilities.    Join me in this power-packed episode, engaging with Courtney Chaal as she gives you masterpiece lessons from her experience in running a business with ADHD. Courtney is a business coach and ADHD advocate who works with creative coaches and consultants to help them stop being broke and start getting more clients by creating an irresistible service that they can eventually turn into scalable offers. They provide 12 months coaching program with a target of adding $100K to your revenue bottom line. Connect With Courtney Chaal Website: https://courtneychaal.com/ Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/courtneychaal/ Facebook: https://facebook.com/courtneychaal
04: What Closing A Successful Business Taught Her About The Importance Of Self-Care And Boundaries With Rebecca Cousins
October 18, 2021 • 36 MIN
Being a mom trying to juggle a full-time job with family life is not easy, but finding an optimal balance between family, work, and self-care is the joy of every mother.  There is no job or income that surpasses your family, and being there in the moments that matter and still be able to work is what we all desire. In today’s episode, I’m joined by Rebecca’s cousins, the founder of WahmCEO (work-at-home moms), and a marketing and business coach. Rebecca is a prolific entrepreneur, and her experience in the spaces led her to her current role as a business coach for moms desiring to work at home. She has been helping mothers turn their passion into a simple but profitable online venture by teaching them simple skills in general business, time management, and mindset strategies to help them thrive in business and be present in their children’s most important moments in life. During the episode, Rebecca shares her entrepreneurial journey and how closing a successful business taught her self-care to provide you with practical tools that you can use to set healthy boundaries around your business. Here's what you'll learn in this episode: Why and how Rebecca’s started her entrepreneurial journey (01:15) A hobby that turned up to be Rebecca’s most successful venture (03:00) Why Rebbecca ended up shutting down the successful business, and how this taught her self-care (10:11) How Rebecca transitioned to her current role as a business and marketing coach for moms desiring to work-at-home (16:05) What you must know before you start a new business (19:05)  The importance of setting boundaries around your business as a mom (21:17) Embracing the stage your child is in and finding what works for you (25:47) Self-care and practices that can help you build your consistency  (28:47) CONNECT WITH REBECCA COUSINS Website:  https://www.wahmceo.com/ Instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/wahmceo/ Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/groups/wahmceobusinessbuilders LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SHOW Learn more about the podcast and donate: behindtheirbusiness.com Connect with Behind Their Business podcast on Instagram:instagram.com/behindtheirbusiness
03: What Happens When You Invest In Support Before You're Ready With Kristen Westcott
October 11, 2021 • 36 MIN
Kristen is a business growth and systems strategist who helps business coaches and service providers simplify their business and systems to help them scale their business. She helps her clients by streamlining their systems for better, more effective workflows so that her clients can spend their time on revenue-generating tasks instead of putting out fires instead of turning a profit. Kristen dives into how she supports business owners by providing her genius of workflows and scalable systems, and how the online world affects the business owners that she works with. She notes that the online business world adds a lot of pressure to business owners and that she herself has also made a few mistakes along the way. Specifically, in investing before she was ready to do so. Therefore, we break down the steps to make sure that you are investing in the RIGHT programs for your schedule, your business, your lifestyle, and we lay out the ways to make sure that you feel good about investing in a program. Connect with Kristen on Instagram: instagram.com/kristen.westcott Visit Kristen's website: kristenwestcott.com Learn more about the podcast & donate: behindtheirbusiness.com Connect with Behind Their Business podcast on Instagram: instagram.com/behindtheirbusiness
02: Balancing Work Dreams And Personal Dreams With Jade Smith
October 4, 2021 • 40 MIN
On this episode of the Behind Their Business podcast, the host of the show, Steph Blake, interviews special guest, Jade Smith. To start our interview, Jade discusses what motivated her to start her own business. As we all know, this was a very stressful period for her. But, after working at it and building a strong clientele, her business saw exponential growth. Luckily for us, she explained how she grew her business from the ground up and gives us a detailed look at how she {what appears to be effortless} balances her personal life with work and her business. Jade also discusses the true business challenges she faces each and every day. She has balanced her personal life of family and dealing with what is called "imposter syndrome" and how society is actually transforming the mode of the traditional workforce. Connect with Jade on Instagram: instagram.com/theblakecollective Visit Jade's website: mrssmithassist.com Learn more about the podcast & donate: behindtheirbusiness.com Connect with Behind Their Business podcast on Instagram: instagram.com/behindtheirbusiness
01: Meet The Host Of The Behind Their Business Podcast, Steph Blake
October 3, 2021 • 19 MIN
On this episode of the Behind Their Business podcast, the host of the show Steph Blake, shares her background and story. A few of the key points that are discussed include: • A timeline of Steph's early years and how events affected her later in life • A quick look at her five-year abusive relationship • How Steph discovered the online business space • Why Steph decided to start this podcast & how it will help the world CONNECT WITH STEPH Website: theblakecollective.com Instagram (@theblakecollective) RESOURCES MENTIONED Work With Steph: theblakecollective.com Apply for a Scholarship: behindtheirbusiness.com Donate to the Podcast: behindtheirbusiness.com