Today’s guest is a leading forecaster of business, politics, and culture in our fast-moving digital age. She is an entrepreneur, author and consultant to Fortune 1000 companies. Her accomplishments include founding the award-winning social impact agency Women Online and the influencer network The Mission List.
She was also founding Political Director of BlogHer.com and has written for numerous publications including Harvard Business Review, the Wall St. Journal, and the New York Times. She has shared her expertise as a lecturer at the Yale Women's Campaign School, the Harvard Kennedy School, and at the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders Forum.
She is the host of the Forbes podcast Hiding in the Bathroom, which is the topic of her new book “Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert's Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You'd Rather Stay Home).”
Please join me in welcoming Morra Aarons-Mele.
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In this episode we discuss:
- her thoughts on leadership: “I am most proud of my leadership because I feel my role as a leader is to create a framework and a structure and a culture that empowers people to do what they know how to do and to know I am there if they need me.”
- why she left the corporate world and why she has never regretted it.
- her views on entrepreneurship that are different from many others, but have helped her create a successful business in a manner that is comfortable for her.
- how she understands her weaknesses and what she does to compensate for them.
- her unique networking hack of reaching out to ten people each week.
- how she has learned to stop stewing and being anxious by doing something kind for someone else.
- Morra Aarons-Mele on LinkedIn
- Forbes Podcast: Hiding in the Bathroom
- “Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences” by Robbie Samuels
- “Hiding in the Bathroom: An Introvert's Roadmap to Getting Out There (When You'd Rather Stay Home)” by Morra Aarons-Mele
- “Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine” by Mike Michalowicz
- “Achieving Success Through Social Capital: Tapping the Hidden Resources in Your Personal and Business Networks” by Wayne E. Baker
- Listen to Robbie's interview with Dorie Clark. Download Dorie’s Recognized Expert Evaluation Toolkit.
- Listen to Mike Michalowicz interview Robbie.
- Learn more about Stew Friedman.
- Learn more about Nicco Mele.
- Interested in booking Robbie to speak? Learn about his signature Art of the Schmooze session on effective and inclusive networking, and the other sessions he offers.
- Thinking of hosting a podcast? Writing a book? Want to launch an Amazon bestseller? Robbie offered several free Masterclasses on these topics. Each one of these Masterclass replays is over an hour-long and contain valuable takeaways to help you grow your business or in your career. Find all the free Masterclasses at www.robbiesamuels.com/masterclass.
- Looking to get M.O.R.E.? A few times a year Robbie runs The M.O.R.E. Program for Entrepreneurial Women. He meets bi-weekly online with four women who want more Money, Opportunities, Referrals, and Engagement. It’s a mix of mastermind hot seats and content-rich masterclass sessions scheduled over 90 days. Learn more and schedule a complimentary strategy session with Robbie at www.robbiesamuels.com/more-program.
- Connect with Robbie on LinkedIn
- @RobbieSamuels on Twitter and Instagram
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- On the Schmooze podcast archive and show notes for recent episodes
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