Successful Professional Pitches with Joie Gharrity

Do you have a hard time explaining your business?

Do potential customers have a hard time finding the value in your service?

Do you have difficulty answering the question, “why you”?

Press HeadshotListen in as Joie Gharrity founder of No. 113 BRANDING explains the importance of a professional pitch and how to craft your own.

Joie worked in the Hollywood entertainment industry for more than 15 years at top companies, such as The Walt Disney Company and Sony Pictures, in film, television, original web content, and branded entertainment. She was encouraged and taught techniques and strategies by high-level mentors on how to express her unique point of view in both her professional and personal life, which she refers to as her “brand.”

As her brand grew stronger she gained greater visibility, presence and impact, which in turn gained her greater influence and rewards in her field. She was hand-picked by the ABC Studio President to join the Stage 9 team which launched the first multi-media startup business for The Walt Disney Company.

After returning to the Bay Area, Joie was inspired to launch No. 113 BRANDING. She integrates her techniques and strategic branding vision with both the creative and business sides of the entertainment industry for her clients. Her techniques and strategies gain them greater influence and higher levels of success.

Joie Gharrity is committed to helping professional women around the world leverage their unique personal and professional brand.

Listen in as she shares her 5 Steps to Creating a Successful Professional Pitch.

Earthday 2012

Environmental Responsibility and Social Enterprise with Camilo Ferro

Most businesses are focused on one thing, profit. They work for profits for their stockholders, profits for their CEO, and profits to grow the business larger and larger. The problem with a focus on solely profits is that often the consumer, the workers, and the environment can all fall victim to a company’s desire for profits.

Thankfully there is a new way to do business, social enterprise. A social enterprise is not a charity, although it may have a non-for-profit component. A social enterprise is built around giving back in a sustainable manner. It is a for profit business which is also conscious of its actions and how it affects individuals and the environment. In the case of Better Bag Benefit Corporation, it is a focus on people, planet, and profit.

Earthday 2012
Earth Day 2012

The Empowerment Show guest is President and a Founder of Better Bag Benefit Corporation, Camilo Ferro who is a passionate entrepreneur and environmentalist. Believing in the potential of social enterprise, he strives to bring awareness to sustainability issues through Better Bag and the newly created TOSS Group. Camilo comes from a family of business owners and has found his true passion in working to eliminate the use of oils based disposable as well as developing Zero Waste strategies.

Listen in and learn about the growing problem of waste. As landfills become more full, what are options and measures we can take to best handle the waste. One of Camilo’s answers is to increase what we can compost which not only helps get rid of waste but provides us with rich soil. Listen in to this engaging discussion about helping handle waste in the United States, Columbia, and other parts of the world.

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Camilo Ferro

Overcoming Fear in Your Personal and Professional Life with Dale Spencer

Is there something you are afraid of?

Is there something you are afraid to face?

Dale Spencer
Dale Spencer

Dale Spencer had to face his fears, in order to recreate his life. Dale was leading the life of an average college student when at the age of 20 an unforeseen injury changed his life forever. Left paralyzed, Dale had to adapt to new ways of doing everyday tasks, getting around, interacting with people, finishing college and entering the workforce. He shares of he needed to come to terms with his dependence on others and how his injury changed the path of his life.

By using simple techniques to keep his fear in check and his mind focused, Dales has been able to achieve his life goals. Dale has triumphed over adversity and risen to the top of his profession, he continues to give back to his community, grow and take on new challenges. There are four key areas where the emotion of fear dwells: professional, social, mental and physical. Dale has identified the necessary building blocks to overcome fear and achieve success, regardless of what form fear takes.

Now Dale’s mission is to help all of us realize we have the necessary tools to achieve success, regardless of our circumstances. Dale now speaks for the ThinkFirst Injury Prevention and how he found a new purpose in educating others in critical thinking and problem solving. Learn more about Dale.


Being a Subtle Shark in Your Career – Ayesha R. Patterson

Ayesha R. Patterson
Ayesha R. Patterson, author of The Subtle Shark: Redefining Career Advancement

Starting out in your career?

Want to make the most of your position?

Want to find the ideal job?

Listen to this lively discussion about finding an authentic and appropriate job even in this difficult economy. Then, once you have landed a new job how do you make the most of the position you are in, especially if it is less than idea.  How do you move up in a company?   How do you find the right mentor?  What are the important ins and outs of making the most of your career?

Ayesha R. Patterson shares her thoughts about making the most of your career through her 20 experience moving from part-time cashier into leadership positions in Fortune 500 companies. Her new book “The Subtle Shark: Redefining Career Achievement” outlines her experience, learnings, lessons, and advice.

Looking for a new job and want to make the most of it? Listen in below.


Susyn Reeve

Leading an Inspired Life – Susyn Reeve

Are you leading an inspired life?  A life where you are fulfilling your passion and purpose.  A life where your unique gifts support and give to others.  Susyn Reeve hopes so and if you are not, she can show you how.

Susyn Reeve
Susyn Reeve

With 40 years of experience as a Leadership & Executive Development Coach & Mentor and Self Esteem Expert, Susyn Reeve helps individuals from Fortune 100 companies as well as physicians, attorneys, and educators find their Inspired List.  She now also supports those looking for their inspired life through her best-selling book, The Inspired Life:  Unleashing Your Mind’s Capacity for Joy, and her radio show, The On Purpose Show: Your Path to Fulfilling LifeWork.

During this engaging show, we talk about our core inherent purposes, how to uncover them, accept them, and manage their transformation over time.  Susyn and I discuss how to avoid regret and attacking ourselves for wasted time so we can focus on starting to live our inspired life now.  Susyn provides examples of others who found that their “outside” success was unfulfilling propelling them toward finding their inherent purpose-driven success.  Learn how commitment, intent, and acknowledgement can lead you to the life you dream about.

If you find yourself unhappy with your current life and career, listen in to learn how you too can find your passion-filled, purpose-based inspired life.

If success was guaranteed, what would you be doing?


Empowering Those with Disabilities – Debra Ruh

Debra knew that her daughter Sara was bound for great things.  But no one else seemed to agree.  Not the doctors who said she would never speak or walk.  Not her teachers who thought her best hope was becoming a bagger at a supermarket.  Debra and Sara knew differently and now Sara in her 20’s has been named one of the Top 40 Under 40 in Richmond Virginia and has spoken to groups around the world.  Sara also has Down syndrome.

Debra Ruh
Debra Ruh

Sara and her story have affected those near and far to her changing the course of their lives.  One person thus affected is her mother Debra who wrote in The Mobility Resource,  “I believe that God does not make mistakes when a child with Down syndrome is born.  Instead many people with Down syndrome are great teachers – if we stop and listen to their wisdom.  Disabilities are part of life.  We need to embrace the lessons that we are taught by our abilities and disabilities.”  Debra’s experience not only affected her viewpoint on life, but also her career.

Follow Your Passion by Debra RuhIn an effort to show all her daughter and others with disabilities are capable of, Sara founded TecAccess which helps businesses ensure their products and websites are truly usable by those with disabilities by hiring individuals with disabilities to test them.  The world of marketing has advanced to include many different ethnicities in their marketing and product development, yet the community of people with disabilities (PwD) is largely underserved.  It is TecAccess and Ruh Global’s goals to give PwD more of a voice in the marketplace and the world.