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Michelle Tillis Lederman – Networking Expert

Michelle Tillis Lederman

Episode 41

Michelle Tillis Lederman, one of Forbes Top 25 Networking Experts, is the author of four books including the internationally known, The 11 Laws of Likability, and the #1 new release The Connectors Advantage. Michelle is a connection creator and CEO of Executive Essentials, which provides customized communications and leadership programs for fortune 500, non-profit, university and government clients. A former finance executive and NYU Professor, Michelle is a regular in the media appearing on NBC, CBS, Fox, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, CNBC, and others. An accomplished speaker, trainer, author and coach, Michelle is known for helping people work better together and advance their individual impact.

Episode Covers:
1. What inspired Michelle to write The Connector’s Advantage
2. Discussed her first book The 11 Laws of Likability
3. The most common mistakes people make when it comes to networking and connecting.
4. Discovering the 7 mindsets of Connectors
5. Super Connector vs. Global Super Connector
6. How to become a better Connector

Connect with Michelle:

Rachael O’Meara – Google Leader & Executive Coach

Rachael O’Meara

Episode 40

Rachael O’Meara is a transformation and executive coach who empowers professionals to learn and build the emotional intelligence skills to thrive at work and beyond. For the past decade, Rachael’s experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader. Her book Pause was named one of 2017’s top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times, and on the TEDx stage in 2019. She is certified in Transformational Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and currently working on her MA in Transformational Leadership & Coaching. Rachael also has an MBA from Fordham University. Rachael lives in San Francisco with her husband and pauses as much as possible to ski, road bike, and BE (which is a lifelong challenge!).

Episode Covers:
1. Rachael’s personal story about burnout.
2. 3 Steps to Pause
3. Discussed her book: Pause: Harness the Life-Changing Power of Giving Yourself A Break.

Connect with Rachael:
The Pause TEDx talk:

Sarabeth Berk – Defining Your Professional Identity

Sarabeth Berk

Episode 39

Dr. Sarabeth Berk is a hybrid professional who calls herself a Creative Disruptor. She blends her artist/researcher/educator/designer identities together to lead innovation strategy and systems design for organizations seeking to connect stakeholders and silos together to create greater impact.

Sarabeth is also a researcher and studies professional identity. She has discovered a new type of professional identity she calls hybridity, which describes professionals who blend and combine multiple identities together, working from the intersections of those identities. This is a breakthrough concept because it explains how workers can interconnect their abilities and deliver unique value to the workplace, something that hasn’t been articulated before and allows for a new category of workers.

Currently, Sarabeth is the Founding Director of Futurebound, a movement to change the future of child development by catalyzing an innovation ecosystem in Colorado. Sarabeth obtained her PhD in curriculum studies and teaching from the University of Denver, and has degrees from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Rhode Island School of Design. Her background includes working in nonprofits, K-12, and higher education. She has led educational transformation, innovation, and entrepreneurship initiatives a Denver Public Schools, University of Denver, and the University of Colorado Boulder. 

When she isn’t leading innovation, Sarabeth is a council member on the Denver County Cultural Council which supports nonprofits across Denver county, and she loves to mountain bike, ski, be creative in all forms, and play in the outdoors as much as possible.

Episode Covers:

  1. Sarabeth’s story
  2. Define “Hybridity”
  3. Snapshot of Hybrid Professional Identity Steps (5 steps)
  4. Tell my listeners aboutthe workbook you created (available on Amazon). 

Connect with Sarabeth:


TEDx Talk: 

Facebook: @morethanmytitle,

Twitter: @sbberk11

Instagram: @morethanmytitle


Amazon:  Workbook link

Somya Munjal – Founder of Youthful Savings

Somya Munjal

Episode 38

Somya has one clear mission in life – socioeconomic empowerment. By working hard, understanding the economy and collectively transacting consciously, she believes all can be empowered and live a better life. She is a social entrepreneur with a passion for helping people through financial planning, education, and impact-driven entrepreneurship. She is the founder of Youthful Savings, Managing Partner of CPA for the People LLP and the Creative Director of Audacious Endeavors. She is a Certified Public Accountant, a FINRA licensed financial advisor and currently pursuing a Juris Doctorate. Her social enterprises focus on fiscal and monetary policy reform through the empowerment of people.

Somya is a board member of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council Young Professionals Program, an appointed member of the city of Santa Monica Performance Advisory Committee and an appointed member of the Accountancy Executive Advisory Council at Northern Illinois University. She is dedicated to solving socioeconomic issues and appreciates the opportunities of growth that solutions-based, action-oriented thought communities provide to her mission.

Episode Covers:
– Somya’s story and how she started Youthful Savings
– How can others get involved in social entrepreneurship
– What the book Audacious Endeavors is all about.

Connect with Somya:
Twitter: Audacious808
Facebook: The Learning Marketplace
Instagram: @thelearningmkt

Michelle Knight – Founder of

Michelle Knight

Episode 37

Michelle Knight is a mother, wife, world traveler and storyteller. She is also a Branding and Business Coach and the founder of

She works with female entrepreneurs to create an authentic, captivating and money-making brand through the power of story. Michelle supports women at various stages of their business who share one common goal – creating an authentic brand that allows them to show up as they are, build a loyal community and experience time, financial and location freedom as a result of their work.

In just 9 months, Michelle launched her freedom-based business and left her 9 to 5, while raising a new baby. Just one year into her coaching business, Michelle created a 6-figure business and thriving community of women ready to share their story.

Now she spends her time supporting women to achieve time, financial and location freedom while traveling the world with her little family of three and exploring life with her son.

Episode Covers:
1. Michelle’s story to simplifying her life
2. Creating a life of freedom
3. Starting her own business
4. Gratitude

Connect with Michelle
Instagram: michelleknightco
Facebook: @brandmerrycoaching
Website :

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