Today’s guest has a mission; to inspire a more connected, compassionate and collaborative world.

She shows people how to have better conversations with themselves and others – so they can make an even bigger difference in our world. Through the power of authentic connection and strengthening our mental fitness, she knows we can build even better businesses, communities and nations together.

She is a mentor, speaker, and certified mental fitness coach. She’s written for regional and national magazines since 2006 and has published several books, including “DO Talk To Strangers: How to Connect With Anyone, Anywhere”, the “DO Talk To Strangers Travel Toolkit,” and “How to Talk to Strangers: to decrease anxiety, build confidence, and make a bigger difference in the world.”

Please join me in welcoming Kerrie Phipps.

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In this episode we discuss:

  • her thoughts on leadership: “Leadership is showing up and being human. It means creating a ripple effect on those around you.”
  • her experience growing up on her dad’s farm and inviting friends over, having to work hard to play hard.
  • how a bullying experience as a young girl inspired her to protect people from bullies (even though she didn’t know how to stop the bullies).
  • why she chose to leave school at 15 with a desire to begin her “grown-up life.”
  • her first job at a dental surgery office and then a bank where she discovered her love of helping teenagers.
  • her experience of being very sick and hitting a wall shortly after becoming a mom and dealing with chronic sickness.
  • the global level of stress Kerrie experienced in the moment and how that compares to our global stress now.
  • finding out her grandfather had studied the Dale Carnegie books as she researched her coach training.
  • the importance of getting coached even if you are a coach.
  • how she broke into the new coaching industry and the experience of being compared to other well-known coaches and the impact of her first coaching clients.
  • how she began her author journey.
  • when she stepped up and stopped being “just a country girl.”
  • her travels to Singapore and speaking about coaching to large audiences.
  • meeting veterans who found networking intimidating when they have charged into much harder situations.
  • how shifting the shoulder is all it takes to be open to meeting new people.
  • what she’s looking forward to in the next year.
  • how she nurtures and sustains the outer levels of her network.


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Who is Robbie Samuels?

🟧 I'm a multi-passionate entrepreneur. I geek out about community-building, relationship-building, thoughtfully designing space for a conversation, and anything about bringing people together to create connections. I believe quality engagement is about inclusion and belonging.

Depending on what caught your eye about my work, you may be surprised to discover that I do more than you were initially interested in.

What do I do?

🟧 As a business growth strategist, I coach entrepreneurial women in their 50s and beyond who are looking to grow their impact and income through new revenue streams by helping them grow their audience before they launch their product or service.

🟧 As a virtual event design consultant and executive Zoom producer, I help my clients reimagine their in-person events by utilizing all of the opportunities available through digital and analog tools. Rather than replicating the in-person event, we create a powerful virtual experience.

🟧 Before the pandemic, and again as in-person events return, I support organizations designing conferences that create opportunities for participant engagement so they can follow through on their networking intentions.

I've been producing events in one form or another since I was in college in the 90s and providing business growth strategy advice for nearly as long.

⭐ I published two books that have collectively received over 400 Amazon reviews,
⭐ I was invited to do a TEDx on my signature networking technique,
⭐ I have hosted a podcast since 2016,
⭐ when the pandemic shuttered in-person events, I swiftly reinvented myself resulting in a successful multi-six-figure business, and
⭐ my clients include Feeding America, the California WIC Association, and other national and statewide mission-driven organizations.

How can I help you?

Here are some of the ways my clients describe me…

✅ business growth strategy coach
✅ virtual event design consultant & strategist
✅ executive Zoom producer
✅ professional speaker
✅ emcee (virtual and in-person)
✅ podcast host
✅ author
✅ virtual presentation skills trainer

and I'm likely leaving something out…

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