Carrie Hartunian Smith is a natural when working alongside business owners and entrepreneurs keeping one goal in mind: growing their business! Whether that translates into building brand awareness or creating marketing and sales strategies to tap into an existing clientele base or specialized niche, Carrie has proven her abilities to develop and implement solid result-driven action plans.
Having a diverse background in retail, hospitality, event production and promotions, in 1993, Carrie started a joint venture -- building a startup media company growing revenue to nearly $100 million before selling in 2007. After the sale of the company, she stayed on with the new organization being an integral part of their aggressive acquisition strategy, 5 companies in 18 months, growing revenue to over $500 Million.
Carrie’s 20+ years in executive management and passion for media and marketing has been the dominant motivation in her professional life.
As a highly regarded, dynamic and success-oriented business executive, Carrie develops practical strategies and tactics to support accelerated growth in highly competitive industries. Recognized as a talented and accomplished leader, she creates and executes marketing strategic plans, direct integrations, marketing automation, manages projects and establishes benchmarks for success. Her expertise in fostering winning cultures within organizations increases productivity while reducing costs in mission-driven environments.
Having never really considered a career in direct sales, Rachel found Jamberry at the busiest time of her life. With her husband deployed in the US Military, homeschooling her children and involved in a plethora of outside commitments, she decided to take on the challenge and earn enough to hire someone to clean her house. A little over three years later, she is now one of the top earners at Jamberry, the third to hit the highest rank in the company and leads an amazing team of over 40,000 consultants.
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Bob Burg is a sought-after speaker at company leadership and sales conferences sharing the platform with everyone from today’s business leaders and broadcast personalities to even a former U.S. President.
Bob is the author of a number of books on sales, marketing and influence, with total book sales of well over a million copies. He was named by the American Management Association as one of the Top 30 Most Influential Thought Leaders in Business for 2014.Bob is an advocate, supporter and defender of the Free Enterprise system, believing that the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve. He is also an unapologetic animal fanatic, and serves on the Board of Trustees of Furry Friends Adoption & Clinic in his town of Jupiter, Florida.
Find him at http://www.burg.com/
As a content and social media specialist, Lindsay helps business and entrepreneurs harness the power of social media to generate sales, leads, and overall brand awareness. Her creative and engaging content strategies will increase your reach online as well as help generate loyal ambassadors. The key to content marketing is to say the right thing at the right time, and Lindsay will help you establish meaningful and profitable relationships with your customer. It has been a privilege to have Lindsay Tompkins work with us here at Step Into Success with our social media strategies.
Belinda Ellsworth is the creator and host of Work From Your Happy Place. Normally she's the voice that you’ll be hearing as the Interviewer, but today Belinda will be interviewed by her colleague Lydia Martin!
Belinda is the author of the best-selling book, Direct Selling for Dummies, she’s trained thousands of sales representatives, managers and executives, and worked with more than a hundred different direct selling companies.
Belinda has had over 30 years in the direct sales industry, and she’s been asked to be a corporate consultant, motivational speaker and trainer of many top direct selling companies. In 2015, she won the Direct Selling Association Ethos Partnership Award, and this is awarded to the industry’s leading influential trainer. From a very young age, Belinda has always had the entrepreneurial spirit. She’s very excited about interviewing entrepreneurs from all different types of businesses and companies and sharing their stories.
While playing in a band, she began her own direct sales career at the age of 18, but over the last 20 years, she’s been building her speaking and consulting business, Step Into Success.
:54 Belinda’s biography
2:44 Self introduction
4:00 Inspiration to podcast
9:03 Working and evolving lifestyle
14:36 How being goal driven has helped Belinda
16:00 Ability to focus and compartmentalize and how it helps Belinda
19:32 The mindset of a student: embrace it and learn to grow
22:10 1 Challenge? SO many challenges, they’ll keep coming
24:47 Belinda’s happy place: personally
27:14 Being happy professionally
31:37 Belinda is always proud to be impacting people’s lives
34:13 Writing a book and winning awards
38:30 Be willing to take risks
42:04 Importance of mentors
45:21 Direct Selling Now for direct sellers
Laura Wells has been an active community leader and connector since the early age of 21 when she served as the leader of two Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS International) chapters in Las Vegas, NV. As President of The Heart Link Network, Laura has helped expand The Heart Link Network to more than 150 markets world-wide. Inspired by one of her favorite quotes by JFK, “As the tide rises, all boats will rise”, she consistently pours her time and knowledge into The Heart Link Network. She also serves on the Advisory Board for Ntwrkr Magazine (a digital magazine for network marketers) and Women United for Change (a nonprofit organization that empowers women entrepreneurs in under-developed countries) and in 2011, Laura was selected as International Women’s Day’s Outstanding Leadership Award winner.
:27 Laura’s biography
3:56 Laura introduces The Heart Link Network
4:57 How being a Workaholic and strong Type A molded her lifestyle
6:03 Important skillsets: most importantly building relationships
7:18 Building confidence in business
9:55 Rejection as a part of the “business”
12:02 “Write down a vision”
14:27 Happiness comes from within, both heart & mind
20:07 What makes Laura proud professionally? doing great work all over the world
21:31 Laura proposes...3 times!
26:03 Advice for entrepreneurs
28:07 Laura provides amazing perspective
33:38 Connecting with Laura via The Heart Link Network
Work From Your Happy Place is the podcast that equips you with the tools, know-how, and motivation to live your dreams and find your happy place. Entrepreneur, Best Selling Author, Speaker, Trainer, Consultant and Podcaster, Belinda Ellsworth brings you conversations with others who have found their happy place in work and in life.
In this episode, Belinda introduces herself and talks about what to expect from this podcast.
0:00 Introduction to Belinda
0:48 Intrigue lead to research about happiness
2:30 Applying research to public speaking style
5:12 Free gift info