Over a whole week, the speakers from the Selfmade Summit and some special guests joined me to share how the last three months have changed their lives and businesses and what the NEXT NORMAL means to them.
Are you ready to hear some mind-blowing insights?
Then tune in and listen to Denise Duffield-Thomas, Lisa Larter, Suzy Ashworth, Elena Herdieckerhoff, Claudia Chan, Joanne Sweeney, Lorraine Dallmeier, Dr. Natalia Wiechowski, Gwen Lane, Molly Pittman, Nnenna Kalu Makanjuola, Caitlin Bacher, Ashley Crouch, Kirsten Stendevad, and Ann Wilson.
This special episode is for everyone who seeks to be inspired by powerful women doing great things in their lives and businesses and showing leadership in difficult times.
Connect with the Speakers of the Selfmade Summit
Elena is an award-winning serial entrepreneur and successful TEDx Speaker with nearly 3 million views on YouTube. In her TEDx talk, she explains why we need to change the prevalent cultural narrative around highly sensitive people.
As a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) and acclaimed Intuitive Coach and Business Mentor since 2014, she empowers other HSP’s around the world to turn their sensitivity into their greatest asset in life and business. Her big mission is to create a “love revolution” led by caring souls to effect global change and raise human consciousness to the next level.
Watch her TEDx talk here.
Elena is a dear friend and mastermind buddy since 6 years. She has spoken twice at SIGRUN LIVE and received raving testimonials from my audience.
Claudia is the founder of an award-winning leadership conference, S.H.E. Summit, that has made advancing women, diversity and inclusion both accessible and actionable since 2012. She is also the author of the bestselling business book, THIS IS HOW WE RISE: Reach Your Highest Potential, Empower Women, Lead Change in the World.
In her book, she coined the term, “Whole-life leadership,” as a more accessible, whole-life integrated approach and gender-traits-balanced definition. Her book was celebrated as a “2018 must-read for any woman and for many men” by CNBC, featured in The New York Times and listed in the top six on 800-CEO-Read. She was also named one of eight UN Women Champions for Innovation.
Claudia has been one of my advisors for the Selfmade Summit conference and movement.
Joanne is a two-time author, founder of Public Sector Marketing Pros and host of Ireland’s only Public Sector Digital Marketing Summit. Specialising in digital communications for government agencies, Joanne's books are used by police forces, universities and public sector bodies across the world to instruct them how to communicate in the Digital Age.
Her latest book Public Sector Marketing Pro was named best new PR Book of 2020 by Book Authority and is a finalist in the British Book Awards for Best International Business Book. She has also developed her own online certified training programmes.
Joanne is also a trainer and consultant and works directly with government agencies across the world. Most recently with national and local Government in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. She is the preferred social media trainer for the EPP Group in the European Parliament who have 181 MEPs from across 27 member states.
Last month she had an international ocean research conference trend on Twitter in Brussels.
Joanne is also a podcaster and vlogger and author of the national study The State of Social Media in the Public Sector, an analysis of Ireland's public sector social media footprint.
Joanne was my VIP Mastermind client in 2018 and I helped her identify her niche and now she is an authority in her niche. She is my go-to person when I want to talk about crisis communication.
Lorraine Dallmeier is the CEO of Formula Botanica, the award-winning online organic cosmetic science school, which has trained thousands of organic cosmetic formulators to start or grow their own indie beauty brand in 160+ countries around the world.
Lorraine won the Digital Achiever of the Year award for the beauty industry at the 2018 CEW Achiever Awards, judged by Google, and has been voted into the top influencers list in the natural beauty industry for 5 years running.
Lorraine is a dear friend and mastermind buddy since 6 years and has been a frequent guest on the Sigrun Show and a special speaker at my mastermind retreats.
Suzy Ashworth is a renowned Hay House author, serial entrepreneur, a business growth strategist specializing in mindset and messaging and a mum of 3, who helps female entrepreneurs increase their intention, impact and income with grace and ease.
With work that has been featured in Forbes, The Guardian and on the BBC she helps her global client base create powerful messaging that converts browsers into buyers and builds a tribe of superfans for their businesses. Over the last four years, Suzy has supported almost 1,500 female entrepreneurs through online and in-person mentoring.
She runs a number of retreats and events including Limitless Live, an annual one-day event which connects, inspires and motivates women into taking themselves and their businesses to the next level of success.
Suzy was my 1-1 client in 2016 when she got offered to be a Hay House author and was starting her second business in marketing and mindset after being a calm birth educator.
Dr. Natalia Wiechowski
Before Natalia became a LinkedIn strategist and personal branding expert, she was a doctor of philosophy and worked as a library manager in the United Arab Emirates, but soon moved into marketing.
By the time she was 29, she realized that she was living an illusion. “I always thought I’ll be happy in my next job, without understanding what happiness really means to me.” She felt miserable, quit her job, went on a 9-month sabbatical and finally found her dream lifestyle and career.
She has been featured in Forbes, Inc. Entrepreneur Middle East, Khaleej Times, Cosmopolitan Middle East and more!
Natalia recently published her first book in English and German called Personal Branding mit LinkedIn: Die Think Natalia-Methode.
Gwen Lane is a travel and lifestyle influencer from Los Angeles, CA who founded The LA Girl, a community for millennial women in 2014. She’s worked with Fortune500 brands like Disney, Facebook, Google, Starbucks, American Airlines and more.
She is now a business coach for influencers who want to grow their following and monetize through brand sponsorships and digital offers.
Her mission is to help people increase their influence, income and impact.
Gwen and I became friends some years ago when we met a conference in California. She and her husband got married in Switzerland and did their honeymoon in Iceland. And she was one of the first to apply to speak at the Selfmade Summit.
Molly Pittman is a leading digital marketing strategist, educator and entrepreneur and has trained more than 20,000 people across the globe. Molly specialises in paid traffic and especially Facebook Ads, and recently became CEO of SmartMarketer.
By the age of 24, she had risen from being an intern to a VP at an 8-figure digital marketing company. Now running her own business, she offers her students marketing resources, training and support at TrainMyTrafficPerson.com & TeamTraffic.com.
Molly recently published her first book called Click Happy, about her journey in life and business. Learn about it here.
Nnenna Kalu Makanjuola
Nnenna is the founder and editor-in-chief of Radiant Health Magazine. Her lifelong commitment to improving health outcomes for Africans began with her work as a pharmacist. Wanting to make a larger impact, she transitioned to the public health sector starting as an intern at the World Health Organization (WHO) Geneva where she helped to develop data for the WHO Global Infobase, a country-level database of non-communicable disease risk factors.
Nnenna has been featured in How We Made It in Africa, Voice of America, YNaija’s Leading Ladies Africa, She Leads Africa and was recently named one of 41 Nigerian Women Entrepreneurs Putting the Country on the Global Business Map by Lionesses of Africa. She was also a media panel speaker at the 24th Annual Wharton Africa Business Forum at The Wharton School.
Nnenna worked with me 1-1 in 2016 to launch her magazine as an app. Now her magazine Radiant Health Magazine is available in stores around the United States.
Lisa Larter is a Business Strategist, Digital Marketing Expert, Author and Speaker. Lisa is a master at integrating modern marketing with effective business strategy to capture leads and revenue growth opportunities.
The Lisa Larter Group helps their clients to formulate marketing strategies that support their business goals and objectives. Lisa provides consulting & advisory services, and implementation services including: social media & content management, book marketing, and website design.
Lisa and I met online in December 2014 and she was my client for a whole year and then I decided to work with her in 2016. Since then we’ve been friends and from time to time we mastermind together. She recently spoke at my VIP & RED Circle Mastermind Retreat and my clients loved it.
Caitlin Bacher is a mom, wife, and CEO of a multi-million dollar business that helps online course creators generate consistent, scalable revenue without launching.
As a busy mom and course creator, Caitlin did not have time for stressful, expensive launches. She ignored the advice of all the “popular launch gurus” and carved out her own path, determined to create a million dollar course without launching.
Now she has helped hundreds of course creators do the same inside her signature program.
Caitlin and I met in January 2017 when we both joined a new mastermind group. She had just made $250K the year before and I $340K and both of us were able to scale our businesses to $1M that same year.
Ashley Crouch is an international speaker on leadership, publicity strategy, and entrepreneurship. She has presented to audiences at Princeton University, University of Texas at Austin, Altitude Summit, WeWork, DocuSign, SheWorx, United Healthcare, Author Advantage LIVE, Women Empowerment Expo, and Lady Project National Summit.
She is the author of the #1 International Bestselling Book, Unknown To Unforgettable: How To Stop Playing Small, Land National Media Attention, And Position Yourself As A Power Player and host of the podcast, Prowess: Stories of Leaders Who Have An Edge. She was a Forbes Under 30 Nominee for 2017 in Social Entrepreneurship and lives in Malibu, CA.
Ashley's writing appears in Forbes, The New York Times, Business Insider, Fast Company, TIME.com, Huffington Post, Refinery29, Bust, and she has trained over 2000 people worldwide on visibility and publicity strategy.
Denise Duffield-Thomas is the Money Mindset Mentor or the new wave of entrepreneurs.
Her books Lucky Bitch, Get Rich, Lucky Bitch and the newly published, Chillpreneur (Hay House) give a fresh and funny road-map to create an outrageously successful life and business. Denise helps women create wealth through her mindset courses and practical wisdom on releasing money blocks.
Denise’s event in London in February 2015 was the first business event I attended as an online entrepreneur. It was exactly at the right time for me because I had just had a very successful quarter and was dealing with money mindset issues for the first time in my business. Since that event and by reading her books I was able to overcome many of my money mindset issues.
Kirsten Stendevad is a visionary leader specialized in 21st Century leadership, feminine leadership and leadership based on the feminine model.
She is the (co-)author of 7 trendsetting books which she has lectured about at Harvard Business School, MIT, McKinsey & Company and more.
Kirsten is the transformational mentor of ambitious female entrepreneurs and change makers and train formal and informal leaders in “Feminine Century” leadership.
She has an MA from University of Copenhagen and New School for Social Research and is a Certified Kundalini-Yoga Instructor and Evolutionary Coach.
She has spent half of her life in international environments, including 12 years in Brussels and 10 years in New York City.
She currently serves a global audience out of Copenhagen, Denmark and is the mother of three, whereof two on Earth and one in Heaven.
Ann Wilson is a best-selling author of The Wealth Chef, Wealth Expert on the hit Channel 4 TV series “Save Well – Spend Better”.
She is a trainer, speaker, entrepreneur and financial empowerment activist – that helps people master this vital life ingredient called money and use it to create freedom of choice, so they can live the life they really want.
Ann’s first career was as a civil engineer during which she worked all over the world on mega transport infrastructure projects. – Achieving all she wanted to in the engineering world and having created her own financial freedom by learning how to invest and create assets – Ann decided to leave the infrastructure world and instead focus on helping thousands break free from debt, financial restriction and anxiety by teaching people how to manage money better and learn how to create real wealth generating assets.
In the process she became a bestselling author, TV star, an internationally renowned speaker and created a million US$ online training business through which she is also helping people master their money stuff, so they can get out and live their greatest lives with money supporting rather than enslaving them.
She has been featured in The Sunday Times, The Sunday Express, Psychologies, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Woman’s Health, The Huffington Post among others and is regularly interviewed on radio and TV around the world.
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Selfmade Summit 2021 in Reykjavik, Iceland
Yes, the Selfmade Summit is happening! We just had to postpone it by a year. It will take place on June 22nd to 23rd, 2021.
Join me at the premier international conference for women entrepreneurs and experience 2 transformational days of online business strategy, mindset breakthroughs and meaningful networking to propel your business forward.
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