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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 Lesley Michaels | Leadership Lessons
  In a world of zebras, be a giraffe; elevate your leadership to new heights of resilience, innovation, and unwavering self-trust. In this week’s broadcast, we bring back the incredible Lesley Michaels. She discusses her captivating program on how to be a giraffe in the field of zebras. The demand for continuous innovation has become more important in the business landscape than ever before. Leaders are required to possess the agility to pivot effortlessly and
SWGR Nancy Geenen | DEI
  As we continue to progress, we are getting more and more conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusivity. Rightly so, because it is high time that we recognize that we are better together than apart. Despite this growing emphasis, however, we are still seeing companies struggle to create a culture that embraces DEI. Here to help with a fresh perspective is Nancy Geenen, the CEO and Founder of Flexability—a company that helps management and companies create outstanding
SWGR Cormac Walsh | Establishing Authority
  Audiences always value a genuine speaker. But what if you doubt your power? What you think you have to change yourself in order to try to fit in? When you do that, you’re giving your power away instead of getting your true voice heard. In this episode, Cormac Walsh, an executive coach specializing in communication training and public speaking, teaches us the art of establishing authority when you don’t fit the norm. As a
SWGR Mitchell Kusy | Respectful Engagement
  Many people are fed up with toxic workplaces, so much so that 65% said better pay wouldn’t even be tempting. How, then, can businesses and organizations improve and slow employee turnover? This episode’s guest believes in what he calls ‘Respectful Engagement.’ Elizabeth Bachman invites back Organizational Psychologist and Professor in the Graduate School of Leadership & Change at Antioch University, Mitchell Kusy. Mitch shares how he is bringing civility back to the workplace, co-designing work
SWGR Alaina Kupec | Politics In Business
  We like to think that business and politics are separate. In truth, organizations are made up of human beings who can be affected by the political climate of the communities where they live and work. When we support our vulnerable coworkers and become allies, we help create a future that values inclusion, equality, and justice over discrimination. In this thought-provoking episode, host Elizabeth Bachman is joined by Alaina Kupec, a senior director at Gilead
SWGR Imelda Alejandrino | What Is The Metaverse
  Within the metaverse lies a realm of endless possibilities, where technology converges with human imagination, transcending boundaries and unlocking new horizons for all. In honor of Asian-American and Pacific Islander Month, we present an exclusive interview with the remarkable Imelda Alejandrino, CEO of AP42. Imelda, a digital strategist and creative director with over 25 years of experience, is here to make the metaverse less intimidating and highlight how it is significant for everyone, not
SWGR Alice Tang | Network
  Why is it important to create and nurture a network of connections? Isn’t it enough to have lots of followers on social media? In this episode, Alice Tang, Vice President at an Oregon wealth management firm, discusses the importance of human connection and how your network is your net worth. She shares her journey as an immigrant and how she created a network as a foreigner in a new country place. The support she got
SWGR Yumiko Murakami | Diverse Businesses
  Empowering diverse businesses requires recognizing the unique values that women bring, not just supporting them because of their gender. MPower Partners, as the first women-led VC firm in Japan, is breaking barriers and opening doors for a more sustainable and equitable future. For today’s episode, we have the pleasure of having one of MPower Partners’ General Partners, Yumiko Murakami. She talks about how the company is empowering diverse businesses in Japan and supporting women-led
SWGR Amii Barnard-Bahn | Promotability Index
  Promotability takes more than just qualifications and experience; it’s developing a strategic approach to career advancement. In this episode, Amii Barnard-Bahn, a former Fortune Global 50 executive, shares her unique perspective on Promotability. She introduces the Promotability Index assessment she created, which helps individuals identify their strengths and areas for growth. Amii explains why understanding Promotability is essential to advancing in your career, and delves into the 5 Pillars of Promotability.  Amii also emphasizes
SWGR Ann Bennett | Archetypes
  When you know your archetype – your personality style – it’s easier to understand why you act as you do. More importantly, understanding the archetypes of those around you makes it easier to interact with one another. In this episode, Ann Bennett, an award-winning branding expert and graphic designer talks with Elizabeth Bachman about self-awareness and understanding are gifts. Especially when you need to get things done. Tune in to this episode to start
SWGR Alicia Jabbar | Respond-Ability
  As you broaden your career, different situations require different outcomes. This means that you will need to learn different capacities for each context. But how do you respond to new challenges? In this episode, Alicia Jabbar, executive leadership coach, shares her concept of respond-ability in leadership. She also dives into social conditioning and how it stops women from stretching themselves or striving to reach a higher level in the organization. You can waste years
SWGR Megan Robinson | Managers And Leaders
  Managers and leaders have titles that go interchangeable. That is why it is so easy to confuse each other’s responsibilities, leading to either overstepping the boundaries or underdelivering in the role. Helping us draw a clear line between managers and leaders, Elizabeth Bachman interviews Megan Robinson, the CEO of E Leader Experience. With years of experience and expertise in leadership, Megan discusses why it is important to understand when things are more for management