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Women in traditionally male-dominated industries, such as tech, engineering, law and finance, face a difficult challenge. It feels like walking a tightrope between being respected vs. sounding bossy. Speaking up can be a challenge. Being heard when you do is even more of a challenge. If this sounds familiar, you need to join our conversation here on Speakers Who Get Results, hosted by Elizabeth Bachman, the go-to person for advanced level training in speaking, presentation skills, sales and leadership.

Episode Blogs

SWGR | Missing Middle
  True leadership goes beyond titles. It involves a strong commitment to supporting not only the top performers or those who are struggling but also the often neglected group in the middle. In this episode, we have Russel Lolacher  talk about the nuances of effective leadership and its impact on organizational success. Russell addresses the misconception that a leadership title alone defines a leader. He discusses the vital distinction between responsibility and leadership, emphasizing the
SWGR Jen Coken | Embracing Humanity
  It is undeniably tough for many women to assume leadership positions in male-dominated industries. Women find it especially hard to move forward, thinking that they need to be perfect before stepping up. This episode’s guest reminds us to let go of this thinking and instead start embracing our humanity. Jen Coken, the author of Embrace the Ridiculousness: A Pocket Guide To Being A Better You, casts her wisdom on how women can claim their
SWGR Doug Hardy | Change Your Life
  Life is like a room where we either let people come in or keep them out. We should take extra care with whom those we let in because our relationship with them will impact our lives. Today Douglas Hardy, the co-author of Who’s in Your Room: The Question That Will Change Your Life, delves deeper into the book to guide you on how to control and change your life. Join Elizabeth and Douglas as
SWGR Fiona Liebehenz | Change Management
  In the symphony of business evolution, change management sets the tempo for success. In this episode, host Elizabeth Bachman discusses the process of managing change with guest Fiona Liebehenz, a seasoned professional with over 16 years of experience in consumer goods and technology. Fiona compares change management to playing the drums, where one must manage the rhythmic complexities of convincing human beings to accept something new. The discussion explores the importance of setting the
SWGR Kathleen Chávez-Rège | LatinaVIDA
  Empowerment begins with embracing your identity and ends with rewriting the rules of your own success. Join us for an inspiring episode as we continue Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month with a deep dive into the world of empowerment, identity, and career development. Our guest, Kathleen Chávez-Rège, takes us on a remarkable journey through her career and her transformative role as a trusted advisor at LatinaVIDA.  As a second-generation Latina, she discusses her personal journey and
SWGR Nikki Lanier | Racial Inequality
  “Hating people because of their color is wrong. It doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just wrong.” – Muhammad Ali. Nikki Lanier, the CEO of Harper Slade Racial Equity Advisor, provides a macroeconomic view of how racial inequality affects everybody, no matter their skin color. Nikki emphasizes the value of RAARE Woman Collective in advancing racial equity, especially for women. Elizabeth mentioned that the biggest impediment to black and brown economic mobility
SWGR Tonya Long | Embracing AI
  Now is the moment to follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City, where Artificial Intelligence helps shape the future of work. In this episode, Tonya Long, the author of AI and the New Oz: Leadership’s Journey to the Future of Work, gives us a guide to embracing and using Artificial Intelligence. Inspired by the classic, The Wizard of Oz, her book uses the characters from the story to create a roadmap for
SWGR Dorie Clark | Long-Term Thinker
  Many professionals are overwhelmed by the fast-paced environment. To keep up with others, they often focus on short-term goals, overlooking the bigger picture or the long game. In this episode, bestselling author and top business thinker Dorie Clark walks us through the framework we can apply to become a long-term thinker. She emphasizes the importance of long-term thinking for long-term growth. Dorie also explains strategic patience and how it plays in many successful businesses.
SWGR Anton Gunn | Audacious Leadership
  In this highly competitive environment, you need to have the audacity to elevate yourself to leadership roles. Against the fears and uncertainty, you have to step boldly into the role you deserve to be. This episode’s guest, Anton Gunn of 937 Strategy Group, inspires us to be an audacious leader! With insights from his books, The Audacity of Leadership and Just LEAD, he explains what audacious leadership looks like in business and how to
SWGR Joey Tackett | Creativity
  Creativity isn’t about being loud, it’s about being bold enough to solve problems in innovative ways. Join us as host Elizabeth Bachman sits with special guest Joey Tackett, an award-winning creative director, career coach, and speaker. Together, they dive into the world of creativity, innovation, and problem-solving. Joey shares the true essence of creativity and its role in various aspects of our lives. He explains how creativity is not confined to the stereotypical image
SWGR Darlene Chiu Bryant | Social Connections
  Business wisdom always reminds us that it’s not about what we know, but who we know. The power of building social connections and relationships is undeniable. It leads to deals, partnerships, career opportunities, or at the very least, a good lighthearted chat with someone new. Darlene Chiu Bryant tells us more about this on the show. She talks about the joys and challenges of expat life and shares how her knack for connecting people
SWGR Allison O'Brien | Listening Intelligence
  Listening is a leadership skill, not a soft skill. In this episode, Allison O’Brien, a Facilitator and Master Trainer with ECHO Listening Intelligence, debunks the myths around listening. She also identifies four quadrants of The ECHO Listening Profile and its misconceptions. She explains the value of developing listening intelligence and becoming aware of our habitual filters to create a beneficial outcome for everyone. Are you a connective, reflective, analytical, or conceptual listener? Tune in