Career Advice from a Fortune 500 Marketer Turned Work-From-Home-Mom with Lesa Banks

I’m so thrilled to have my good friend and former client - Lesa Banks - on the show. Lesa is a former Fortune 500 marketer who successfully managed 9 figure business units. After a 13 year career in corporate America, she traded in business casual for PJ chic and founded her own brand, Pajama Marketer to stay at home with her two young sons.

Lesa now helps other moms make MORE money while spending LESS time away from their families. Listen to learn the challenges Lesa has faced in her transition to full time motherhood and entrepreneurship, as well as her best tips for negotiating like a pro and how to fast track your own career advancement.

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Favorite Takeaways From This Episode

It’s imperative that you are your number one advocate. Only you can advocate for yourself the way that you truly need to. Approach your leaders with a plan, and ask for what you want.

 

Make decisions and prepare yourself to make mistakes. Don’t...

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The No BS Guide To Success and Starting Over with Chrissy Kling & Nicole Levine

Started from the bottom, now we're here...and these ladies did it twice with their business! Our first joint interview on this podcast features one of my favorite sister duos, Chrissy Kling & Nicole Levine. They are the owners of Good Carma Studio, a unique, LA-based agency redefining branding and product placement through connecting brands, celebrities, and consumers. Prior to Good Carma Studio, Chrissy and Nicole developed two highly successful apparel lines, My-Tee and Hope & Glorie, which were sold in Bloomingdale’s and Barneys New York over the course of a decade. With candid humor and tough love, these sisters are opening up on how they tackle motherhood and running a business, what it’s like to work with family, and how to make it happen when you’re starting from the bottom.

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Favorite Takeaways From This Episode

It’s important to take feedback, and pivot with it. When things don’t exactly go your...

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Leverage Your Network, Education, and Brand With Julia Haber

Joining us on this episode is a force to be reckoned with, 23 year old Julia Haber. After completing internships at Snapchat and Spotify in college, Julia founded Wayv, a company that brings the heart of brands to college students through on-campus pop-up experiences. Julia shares how she leveraged networking to secure brand partnerships with Rent the Runway and Refinery29, her best tips for making the most of your college experience, and what it’s like to be a young CEO in New York City. 

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Favorite Takeaways From This Episode

Lean into what you’re good at and advocate for your style of doing things. Not everyone learns or does anything the same way. 

Find ways of learning that work for you, and also excite you to learn both inside and outside of a school environment.

Find internships or experiences in industries that you’re interested in to help you learn what you like about that space, what you don’t like about...

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Shopify Secrets and Automations with Gabby Dickert

All the way from Canada, we have my amazing friend Gabby Dickert here with us today. Gabby is the Shopify expert and the founder of GD Commerce, a web development and online marketing agency that focuses on pushing the Shopify platform to do things that it doesn't natively do.

As an ex-Merchant Success Manager at Shopify, working with enterprise-level, multi-million dollar e-commerce companies, Gabby Dickert was able to see what the top performers were doing to differentiate their brands online. In her interview, some of those insights were revealed along with diving into how to best leverage Shopify's platform and build an automated welcome flow for your business. 

 

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Favorite Takeaways From This Episode: 

Whether your business is e-commerce or service-based, email campaigns are an important tool to take advantage of to grow your business. People are often hesitant to embrace emailing. But once they do, they often see the...

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