Managing a Virtual Team During COVID-19


Managing a Virtual Team During COVID-19: Amelia Wilcox, founder, and CEO at Zenovate

Today’s guest on the Raise Up Podcast is Amelia Wilcox, founder, and CEO at Zenovate, a high-growth B2B company whose platform provides employee stress management tools that arm businesses with actionable data and employee experiences to improve well-being, morale, and engagement anytime, anywhere.

Recently listed as a “40 Under 40”, “Fast 50”, “Inc. 5000”, and twice-awarded “National Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year”, Amelia has exponentially grown her company from a solo living room service business to an international technology brand. She operates Zenovate with a virtual team and provides flexible work for over 1,200 practitioners across North America while balancing the demands of motherhood of her three daughters.

Listen in as Amelia shares how to optimize a work-from-home team setup, making yourself visible among your...

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Cultivating Culture


Cultivating Culture: Tom Crea, leadership expert and decorated career Army Officer

Today’s guest on the Raise Up Podcast is Tom Crea, leadership development coach, decorated career Army Officer, and Black Hawk helicopter pilot.

During his time in the military, Tom was hand-selected to run the Army’s leadership development program at two Boston colleges. Today, he is a Servant Leadership ambassador, and highly sought-after speaker. In 2016, he authored the book Unleash your Values: How to Lead and Succeed in Business Today: A Helicopter Pilot's Spin on Developing the Leader in You.

Listen in as Tom passionately shares a plethora of stories from his days in the Army—experiences which instilled in him a deep appreciation for leadership development, which he often refers to as the “people business”.

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • How to know if you’re meant to be in a leadership role
  • Tom’s reflection on humility based...
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Building Your Personal Brand at Work



Today's Guest

Terri Lynn Cardona

Today’s guest on the Raise Up Podcast is Terri Lynn Cardona, owner and HR Strategist at Stone Soup Performance Consulting, a company driven to help people enhance their bottom line by improving their employee performance.

With over three decades of HR experience under her belt, Terri Lynn unloads a treasure trove of strategies and best practices to bolster your worth as a professional so that you can effectively navigate your career no matter what’s happening around you including living in the middle of a global pandemic. She takes a unique approach to building one’s career by emphasizing the importance of defining your personal brand.

Listen in as Terri Lynn shares how to become clear on your personal brand through raising your self-awareness, getting (and being) a mentor, finding a culture fit, and the exponential power of networking.


What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

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How Much More



Today’s Guest

Greg Needham

“You want a raise?  This is simple. What were you hired to do?  Have you done that? Have you done more than that? Now show your boss how, and how much, more you delivered.”

My new friend and our Special Guest today is Greg Needham, a veteran of the Hospitality, Gaming, and Esports industries. He’s been a Board Member, COO CMO, and VP of strategy and brings experience in hospitality, casinos, the World Series of Poker, and now the fast-moving world of Esports. Greg has made a career out of concepting and producing human experiences that entertain.

In this episode, Greg points out the benefits of having clarity in your job expectations, and to prepare well to be challenged by Leadership when you start asking for more money. Train for your fight.  He also points out the need to to challenge your Leadership - it’s their responsibility to lead, set expectations, give feedback,...

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The Face of Hope



Today’s Guest

Heidi Floyd

My new friend and our Special Guest today is a Mom, author, and international speaker Heidi Floyd. Heidi has welded together a decade of non-profit management experience with her experience as a breast cancer survivor and is now a whirlwind activist in the field of breast cancer patient support.

Heidi has served as the “voice of the patient” for myriad organizations including Ford, Google, the US Department of Defense, the American Cancer Society, and Susan G. Komen, and has been published in Forbes, Huffington Post, CNN, and in The New York Times.

LinkedIn: Heidi Floyd

Advice From Heidi

We all have hard times. If you’re feeling a little hopeless, at work, or at home, Heidi says “Look for the little things.” 

Heidi recently spoke to a company where a young man asked her, “With COVID, I feel so helpless and hopeless and alone. What do I have to live for?” 


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Building The Case For a Raise


Today’s Guest

Jeffery Dingle

Our new friend Jeffery Dingle is the VP of Global Strategic Sales for Jacobs Engineering Group headquartered in Atlanta, GA.  In his nearly 13 years in engineering, he's worked on projects like the 1996 Olympic venues and infrastructure, the Hartsfield Jackson, Atlanta international airport, and dozens of major transportation and water capital improvement programs. He gives back to his community by chairing numerous civic and professional organizations, plus coaching youth football and baseball.

LinkedIn: Jeffery Dingle

Insight From Jeffery

No Surprises

First, no one should ever go into a conversation about compensation and surprise anyone. 

Take control of your own career and work with your supervisor at the beginning of the year on the expectations of your role. That’s the foundation - you can’t just sit back and hope a foundation builds itself. There’s a lot of digging...

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Raise Up Breakdown - Top 3 Tips



Usually we’re talkin’ with industry experts, high-flyin’ CEOs or Human Resource Directors about how to get a raise at work!... 

If you’re like me, you listen to a podcast and hear something magic and you’re like “man, that is such a good idea. I should do that.” but you don’t write it down. Life happens and then you never think about it again.

So if you have 3 minutes to read this article, I pulled out the top 3 things people have been talking about the most from this podcast and I’m going to give it to you so you can take ACTION. 

Let’s gooooooo!

One of my very first guests on the show was my husband and baby daddy, Travis LeFever. I’m know I’m biased and we like him a lot, but you guys - he’s a really smart guy and has made a lot of money in his career, and all the reviews said he had some great advice.

Are you ready? Are you ready? Are you...

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Shoot Your Shot: How to Ask For A Raise



 JD teaches us there are four strategic steps to take when asking for a raise:

  1. Consider why you want it
  2. Get emotionally charged about the benefit of having it
  3. “Take inventory” of your value
  4.  And then, when the time is right, shoot your shot

JD Phillips is a Certified Financial Educator and has spent the last 25 years in the financial services industry helping clients successfully earn retirement income. In addition to that, he's also a master sales trainer and team builder who once built a sales distribution team of over 50,000 representatives. He's a professional speaker and an author, most recently contributing to a national bestselling book called “How Money Works”.

He says, “When faced with a decision, asking yourself “For what?” brings your subconscious out of oblivion. You laser focus on exactly what your next step should be. Once you get your mind right, you can prepare for...

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The Raise Cycle



You want a raise? Janet says it’s a simple cycle - “Take more responsibility, show off your skillset, develop your reputation, people decide they want to work with you, and that drives raises and promotions.”

Not everyone has worked for a company that sells Nuclear Submarines and Gulfstream jets, but our Special Guest Janet Guertin is that special someone. After a successful career with General Dynamics (global aerospace and defense company that manufactures everything from combat vehicles to nuclear-powered submarines), she founded The Dividend Factor where she and her team pursue and capture Defense Industry contracts. She's also a certified leadership speaker and coach with a John Maxwell Team, one of the largest leadership training organizations in the world.

She says, “We cannot lead others until we can lead ourselves. If you’re going to work with a team, and you want a lot in return, you’ll...

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A Life-Changing Conversation



Today you meet Michael Coles, Entrepreneur, Author, former CEO of Caribou Coffee, and cofounder of the Great American Cookie Company. He teaches us where to start on How to Get A Raise:  

  1. Get to a place you’re respected and appreciated
  2. There will be headwinds in your fight (and in life) but never quit the race
  3. Take risks, especially when you’re young
  4. Get paid what you’re worth or leave
  5. The difference between success and failure is dealing with the unexpected

Michael said ...

If you're not feeling appreciated and it's not about money necessarily, you probably need to go someplace where you will be appreciated. That’s the bottom line.

I became a risk-taker pretty early on. And in Irving's words, I wanted to make sure that I was being paid what I was worth. That's what people have to believe. If you're in a position where you're not feeling appreciated, and not getting the kind of compensation that you...

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