We're two women climbing the corporate ladder, passionate about creating a space where we can all be our authentic selves.
In today’s episode, we are giving you a quick yet dynamic summary of the book Atomic Habits and our take on applying it to life and in business. This book not only gives you a roadmap for creating and changing habits, but it also explains the psychology behind our behaviors and desires.
12/05/2022 • 40 minutes 20 seconds
Being Unapologetically Yourself as a Businesswoman with Alee'a Cherry
On today's episode, Sarah and Sidney welcome Alee'a Cherry to the Boardroom, a local marketing professional, editorial photographer, pole artist, and sports writer for the NBA G League to discuss an important topic: How to be unapologetically yourself as a businesswoman. Alee'a talks about her journey to success and finding her passion(s), and shares some tips in life that allowed her to be her true self while also climbing the corporate ladder. If you enjoyed this interview with Alee’a and want to hear more from her, you can follow her on Instagram @aleeacherry, where she also has her photography and pole instagrams linked, and at her website www.aleeacherry.com.
21/04/2022 • 42 minutes 45 seconds
New Year, New Goals
Happy New Year! For our first episode of 2022, we set our goals with high hopes for this year. We touch on each area of life, from professional to personal, and everything in between. Join us for a fun, upbeat episode where we set the tone for the next 365 days. Links mentioned in the episode: Organized Tech Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/OrganizedTech?ref=shop_suggSidney's Favorite Book in 2022: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/f657bnccpkpLED Shower Mood Lighting: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/f6567wccpkpOil Pulling: https://rstyle.me/cz-n/f657dmccpkp
20/01/2022 • 40 minutes 20 seconds
How to Win Friends & Influence People: Part 2
In part two of our "How to Win Friends and Influence People" episode series, we continue to discuss Dale's methods to become a more likable person. The second half of the book teaches us how to win people to your way of thinking and become a better leader. Tune in to hear us chat about the various tips, including how to win arguments, show respect for others' opinions, and handle their mistakes. You'll also hear a special thank you from us as we close our first year of Podcasting. We are so grateful for you all, and can't wait for an amazing 2022 ahead of us.
23/12/2021 • 48 minutes 59 seconds
How to Win Friends & Influence People: Part 1
Dealing with people is one of the biggest issues we face in any career or field. Even in technical industries like engineering, 15% of financial success is due to technical knowledge, and 85% is due to skills in human engineering. In this episode, we unpack the first half of Dale Carnegie's book "How to Win Friends and Influence People". With over 30 million copies sold, this book teaches its readers how to make friends quickly and easily, win new clients and customers, handle your complaints, avoid arguments, and keep your overall human contact smooth and pleasant. We discuss each of the principles that Dale presents, and apply them using real-life applications and examples.
16/12/2021 • 55 minutes 49 seconds
Pursuing Passion & Taking Risks with Chesley of Say Cheese GR
Interview with Chesley, owner of Say Cheese GR: Bringing stunning and fully custom charcuterie boards to Grand Rapids, Michigan, and surrounding areas. Chesley talks about her journey of becoming a mother unexpectedly, working a corporate sales job, being furloughed through the pandemic, and finding quick success while pursuing her passion for creating gorgeous dining experiences.
02/12/2021 • 38 minutes 28 seconds
Mindfulness and Goal Setting with Franceska Boerman
Sometimes it can feel as though life is moving at an unsustainably fast pace. Franceska is a certified life coach with an inspiring story. She shares tips on how to slow down, welcome and invite joy, set meaningful goals, find purpose and passion, increase productivity and creativity, and create a space to be your truest self. Connect with us and Franceska on social:Instagram: @boardroompodcast / @franceskax / @fullofjoypodcastYoutube: Boardroom Podcast / Franceksa BoermanPodcast: Boardroom Podcast / Full of JoyWebsite: boardroompodcast.com / franceskax.com
18/11/2021 • 56 minutes 31 seconds
Setbacks and Success with Liz from the Lemon Bowl
We all experience setbacks, failures, and trials. In the dark moments, it can feel like our world is ending, but it's often at these times where we experience pivotal encounters, encouragement, and inspiration that alter our trajectory. Liz from the Lemon Bowl boldly and honestly discusses how she went from moving up the corporate ladder at a large hotel conglomerate to being a successful food, travel, and wellness blogger and business owner. She talks us through overcoming the hurdles of losing a job, infertility, weight loss, external pressures, and ultimately finding the courage to pursue her passion. Buckle in because this one is gonna make you think.P.s. stick with us to the end for cooking/recipe tips & a giveaway challenge!
28/10/2021 • 58 minutes 52 seconds
Tips for Getting Remotivated
Feeling like you are in a slump at work? Like you need a refresh? You’re not alone. A recent survey from the Pew Research Center showed that 53% of adults between the ages of 18-29 expressed difficulties motivating themselves at work. Sometimes you need an extra oomph to get you feeling that work motivation, and sometimes you need to completely reassess your daily routine. Either way, we’ve got some tips for you. In this episode, we have an unfiltered discussion on strategies we use to get back into a good routine and ready to take on the week.
14/10/2021 • 59 minutes 4 seconds
Sarah & Sidney celebrate 1,000 views by getting champagne tipsy and answering (and rating) audience Q&A. Plus they talk makeup, McDonald's, Drake, their weekends, embarrassing work stories, and even (try to) sing harmony.
30/09/2021 • 1 hour 24 seconds
Networking Your Way to the Top
No matter what industry you are in, there's no denying the power a strong professional network can have over your career success. Networking allows you access to opportunities you might not be able to find on your own. In this episode, Sarah and Sidney interview Rachel Duprey - a pharmaceutical sales representative - on her tips for having a successful networking and job application process. Rachel discusses the unique ways she put herself out there to further her career and the tools she used to network and ultimately receive an offer from her dream job.
16/09/2021 • 1 hour 3 minutes 15 seconds
All Things Organization
It's easy to assume that you are either an organized person, or you aren't. The reality is, organization is a habit that everyone has the potential of mastering. In this episode, Sarah and Sidney walk through their steps to maintain an organized work life. They discuss the basic organization foundations for anyone just getting started, while also introducing some unique tips.
09/09/2021 • 49 minutes 4 seconds
Dumping Corporate America - When Leaving is the Right Move
Corporate life definitely has its perks: a steady paycheck, structure, and a clear path forward. Yet, many of us find ourselves fantasizing about the freedom of breaking off on our own. How do you know when it's time to try something new? And can you ever come back? Sidney & Sarah interview Chelsea Warne - Owner of Heuss Design - on her journey through Corporate America and beyond. Chelsea shares how a tragic life event led her to the realization it was time for something more. Listen for Chelsea's take on running a business versus working for one, getting out of the 'me me me' mindset, the fluidity of leaving a corporate job, and staying true to yourself and your beliefs.
02/09/2021 • 46 minutes 32 seconds
Toxic Traits - How to Recognize & Change Them
Sidney & Sarah discuss how toxic traits can play a role in the workplace as well as how to recognize and change these habits. Plus, they introduce a new segment: Per My Last Email - where they share a recent annoyance or pet peeve from work. Follow @boardroompodcast on Instagram and write in your own 'Per My Last Email' complaints to have it featured on an upcoming episode.https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140620200646-17850276-6-toxic-behaviors-that-push-people-away-how-to-recognize-them-in-yourself-and-change-them/Don't forget to join our secret Facebook group under 'Boardroom Podcast'!
26/08/2021 • 43 minutes 55 seconds
Frequently Asked Career Questions
Sarah & Sidney answer the most frequently searched career questions on Google. Plus, they introduce a new segment: Week in Review - where they share a high, low, lesson learned, or interesting fact from the week.Most-Searched Career Questions Article: https://blog.careerbeacon.com/the-most-searched-for-career-questions-on-google-and-their-answers/Don't forget to join our secret Facebook group under 'Boardroom Podcast'!
19/08/2021 • 50 minutes 20 seconds
Meet the Board
Podcast hosts Sarah & Sidney introduce themselves & the Boardroom Podcast! Hear all about their career journeys, inspiration for starting the Podcast, and some random fun facts. In the second half of the episode, they discuss their tips and tricks for productivity.