Welcome to Academics Mean Business!

Hi, I'm Dr. Lindsay Padilla. Thanks for checking out my podcast! Below, you'll find all the great episodes and interviews with inspiring academic entrepreneurs who are finally profiting from their incredible knowledge and skills.

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AMB 041: Zach Spuckler, GUEST LECTURER: The First Steps of Starting and Marketing an Online Business

Zach joins Lindsay as our next Guest Lecturer* and discusses what early steps to take before you even have an audience, and what to do with your audience once you get going with your online biz.

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About Zach:

Zach is the founder of Heart, Soul & Hustle and host of a podcast by the same name where he teaches business owners how to leverage Facebook Ads and Launches to strategically maximize leads, conversions, and sales – and ultimately profit! At just 25, Zach has helped his students execute six-figure launches and create sustainable sales funnels that leverage Facebook Ads that allow them to work less and profit more.

http://www.heartsoulhustle.com/

https://twitter.com/HeartSoulHustle

https://www.instagram.com/heartsoulhustle/

*Guest lecturers are AMB guests who don’t necessarily identify as an academic, but have loads of knowledge to contribute to the audience. Yes, we have footnotes in our show notes :)

AMB 040: Anjali Nath Upadhyay on Activism in Entrepreneurship

Lindsay and Anjali discuss how activism and community building can fit into an exploitive system without compromise.

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About Anjali:

Anjali Nath Upadhyay M.A.² is the founder of Liberation Spring, a grassroots adult freedom school, and Feral Visions, a decolonial feminist podcast. She's academically trained as a political scientist, philosopher, and educator. She holds an M.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa with specializations in Indigenous Politics (the only program of its kind in the US) & Political Theory & a Graduate Certificate in International Cultural Studies (the only Cultural Studies graduate program in the US that explicitly teaches scholarship from the Global South & not mostly the Western canon). She also holds an M.A. degree from the oldest Women’s Studies Department in the US (at San Diego State University) with concentrations in feminist pedagogies, epistemologies, and gender and militarization. She double-majored in Women’s Studies and Political Science with a minor in Philosophy at California State University at Fullerton. From 2010-2014, she was a Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu. Anjali’s longstanding curiosities focus on learning and teaching as practices of freedom.

https://liberationspring.com/

Anjali’s podcast: https://liberationspring.com/feral-visions/

https://twitter.com/libspring

https://www.instagram.com/liberationspring/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/anjali-l-nath-upadhyay-m-a-113253123/

https://www.facebook.com/LiberationSpring/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKskexpXNUKU1O16qWxL0Sw

AMB 039: Kristi Lodge on Turning a Literature PhD into a Consulting Business

Lindsay and Kristi talk mindset and creativity in self employment, and the joys of non-academic writing.

Meet Kristi and the other guests in the AMB Facebook community! https://www.facebook.com/groups/AMBcommunity/

About Kristi:

I have a PhD, and I know how to use it! I trained as a medievalist but decided academia wasn't the right fit for my skills, interests, and values. After ten years in higher education as a career counselor, I became a recruiter for the non-profit and financial service industries. I'm now the proud owner of my own coaching and consulting firm, Incipit Career, LLC, which helps PhDs and other highly-educated and highly-skilled individuals transition into new, fulfilling careers.

www.incipitcareer.com

https://www.facebook.com/incipitcareer/

https://twitter.com/Kristi_Lodge

www.linkedin.com/in/kristilodge

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpqcDD5ZWDcfcnlS6q1Hyw

AMB 038: Adrienne Dorison, Guest Lecturer The Smart Way to Design Your Business to Run Itself

Our first ever guest lecturer*! Lindsay learns Adrienne’s tips for hiring smartly without adding more work for yourself.

Learn from other academics working through Adrienne’s advice in the AMB Facebook community:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AMBcommunity/

Link discussed in this episode:

"Clockwork" The book by Adrienne and Mike Michalowicz.
https://www.amazon.com/Clockwork-Design-Your-Business-Itself/dp/0525534016/

Adrienne’s podcast episode discussing moving closer to goals:
The School of Self-Mastery: Business, Money, Life 232
http://schoolofselfmastery.libsyn.com/episode-232

About Adrienne:

Adrienne Dorison is the President + CEO of Run Like Clockwork™, a training + operations consultancy that equips CEO's to design a business that runs itself. Adrienne has helped hundreds of business leaders — from Fortune 500 corporations to fast-growth startups — expand their profit margins, cut costs + take a REAL vacation. By taking big-business efficiency principles and applying them to small businesses, Adrienne's clients have been able to double, triple, and even 10X their companies' growth, all while removing themselves from the day-to-day operation. Adrienne partnered with Mike Michalowicz {author of Profit First, The Pumpkin Plan, + other best-selling books} to create the ‘Clockwork’ method for Mike’s newest book, Clockwork.

She's personally passionate about baking in generosity into business models, + believes when we earn more money, we can give more back to the world. Adrienne lives in St. Petersburg, Florida with her husband + their 2 dogs. You can find Adrienne sharing dog pics on social media or actually helping her clients over at runlikeclockwork.com.

https://www.runlikeclockwork.com/

https://www.instagram.com/adriennedorison/

 

*Guest lecturers are AMB guests who don’t necessarily identify as an academic, but have loads of knowledge to contribute to the audience. Yes, we have footnotes in our show notes :)

AMB 037: Kristina Hallett on Using the Positive Power of Stress While Avoiding Burnout

Lindsay and Kristina discuss the importance of embracing vulnerability while avoiding burnout.

Our amazing listener community shares questions and advice about academia and business in our Facebook group! Join below!
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Link discussed in the episode:

AMB 019 with Marc Cordon: 
https://www.lindsaympadilla.com/academics-mean-business/2018/4/17/amb-019-marc-cordon-on-taking-educated-risks-when-leaving-academia

Kristina's books:

Be Awesome: https://amzn.to/2L7E55w

Own Best Friend: https://amzn.to/2wfyVij

About Kristina:

Dr. Kristina Hallett is an Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker, Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychology at Bay Path University. Dr. Hallett has a wealth of experience in speaking, teaching and coaching. Dr. Hallett speaks internationally on leadership, harnessing the positive power of stress, work-life balance, resilience, communication, self-care, mentoring, and living your best life. Dr. Hallett has her doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology. She is active in the Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology, the National Association of Professional Women, the American Psychological Association and the E-Women Network. Dr. Hallett is the go-to expert for helping driven professionals banish burnout and more of what they love with who they love by learning to be "stress smart" and find true work-life synergy. Her specialty is guiding clients off the roller-coaster ride of multiple roles and responsibilities into sustainable living with purpose and joy. Dr. Hallett’s coaching supports transformation from “aspiration to reality” through practical, easy-to-implement strategies. She is known for her approachable style, ready smile and genuine commitment to achievable solutions that work.

https://drkristinahallett.org

https://www.facebook.com/OwnBestFriend8SimpleSteps/ 

https://twitter.com/KHallettPhDABPP

https://www.instagram.com/wisdom_healing/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristina-hallett-phd-abpp-ab307021/

https://youtu.be/dZiYRg7DXz0 

AMB 036: Maren Katherina Preis on Personal Branding for Academics

Lindsay and Catie discuss the importance of your personal brand, whether you own your own business or not. Coming from the physical sciences, Dr. Cat has found posting her research to social media leads to better reach, stronger connections, and higher recognition from colleagues.

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About Catie:

Catie Leta aka Dr. rer. nat. Maren Katherina Preis is a licensed pharmacist from Germany, holds a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, and is a certified specialist for Pharmaceutical Technology. She received the award for the most outstanding doctoral thesis in Pharmaceutical Sciences 2014/2015 by the International Association for Pharmaceutical Technology in 2016 for her work about innovative oral drug delivery systems. Although everyone expected her to climb the academic ladder, Catie decided to follow her passions and turn them into a business: social media and fitness. Catie has always been a creative person and active on social media platforms. It all started with helping friends, colleagues and organisations to setup social media accounts to gain visibility in today's digital world. Today, she helps health and fitness coaches, but also aspiring scientists, to build their personal brands online like she did herself: "Social Like Catie" is the name of the program where she teaches her clients everything she learned in almost 10 years on social media. Besides all that, Catie is a passionate athlete and coach who offers strength- and powerbuilding programs for her clients.

www.catieleta.com

https://twitter.com/catieleta

https://instagram.com/catieleta

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mkpreis/

https://facebook.com/catieleta

https://youtube.com/c/catieleta

AMB 035 Sara Gallegos: Making the Jump From Academia

Hello, World!

Lindsay and Sara discuss those first few weeks of starting a business, being honest with yourself through regular self-reflection and using research to help your business grow.

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About Sara:

Sara Gallegos, Ed.D. is a higher education student affairs professional with fourteen years of experience. She has worked with undergraduate students and graduate students in student life. Her areas of expertise are in student activities and student government. She has recently embarked on starting up her consulting business again, SG Consulting, focusing on using reflective learning in student leadership development.
 

https://consulting-sg.com
 

https://twitter.com/sgreflects
 

www.linkedin.com/in/saragallegos
 

https://www.facebook.com/thereflectivestudent

AMB 034 Anu Khanna: The Power of Starting

Lindsay and Anu discuss the early stages of starting a business and the value of navigating your skill set to establish a focus.

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About Anu:

Anu has been an educator and academic leader for over 20 years helping mentor students and faculty in and out of the classroom. She wants to help academics succeed by providing personal development opportunities for those interested in full-time faculty positions in the community college system. If you are a master's or doctoral student (or current adjunct) who wants to teach at a community college, you can join her free Facebook group “Empowering Future Faculty” for mentoring and support. You can also connect with her online on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @AnuKhannaPhD.

www.facebook.com/AnuKhannaPhD

www.instagram.com/AnuKhannaPhD

www.twitter.com/AnuKhannaPhd

AMB 033 Miranda Walichowski: Successfully Blending Academia and Business

Lindsay and Miranda discuss using academia to help your business, and how there’s no ‘right moment’ to become an entrepreneur.

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/AMBcommunity/

About Miranda:

Miranda is faculty member, intrapreneur and entrepreneur with her coaching work in personal development and leadership development. When she met coaching she fell in love. She felt that she was having an affair and not being faithful to her teaching. She sees the benefits of remaining in academia and that is why she is on a quest to continually integrate both worlds - academia and coaching. This conversation might awaken possibilities for you to consider in intrapreneurship. This episode will also give you insights into how to manage a full time position, building a business, and having a full life - Miranda is a mother of 5 children.

https://www.miranous.com

https://twitter.com/walichowski

https://www.instagram.com/miranouscoaching/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mirandawalichowski/

https://www.facebook.com/miranous2011/

https://www.youtube.com/user/DrMiraNous

 

AMB 032 Gertrude Nonterah: Having a Side Hustle and Being your Best Self in Business

Lindsay and Gertrude discuss the fear of leaving academia, the importance of having a side hustle and key tips on transitioning into business.

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About Gertrude:

Gertrude Nonterah is a former registered nurse and research scientist who now helps healthcare businesses create quality written content that communicates simply and clearly with patients and clients without skimping on quality medical research. When she's not doing that, she's shooting videos for her YouTube Channel showing regular humans how to start a freelance business so they can enjoy more freedom and family time.

https://www.myonlinebizjourney.com

https://twitter.com/geenonterah

https://instagram.com/geenonterah

https://www.linkedin.com/in/geenonterah/

https://www.facebook.com/geenonterah

https://www.youtube.com/gertrudenonterahtv

AMB 031 Lydia Kitts: The Love of Learning and Running a Successful Business Alongside Academia

Lindsay and Lydia discuss the power of parallel learning and how you can start and run a business whilst in education.

Connect with Lindsay and Lydia over in the AMB Facebook group!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AMBcommunity/

About Lydia:

Lydia Kitts is a professor and data-driven strategist who creates functional designs crafted by hand + heart. A native of Berea Kentucky, she's been a folk dancer, costume designer, serial student, nonprofit champion, and professor.

https://lydiakitts.com

https://turnquisthouse.com

https://twitter.com/lydiakitts

http://instagram.com/LydiaKitts

http://instagram.com/TurnquistHouse

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lydiakitts

https://www.facebook.com/Lydia-Kitts-The-Data-Driven-Strategist-363206710845668/

https://www.facebook.com/TurnquistHouse/

 

AMB 030 Tracy Timberlake: On Entrepreneurship as a Dissertation Topic and Kids Safely Building Online Followings

Lindsay and Tracy discuss social media as a gateway to entrepreneurship and the increasing amount of women entering the online business space.  Plus some great tips on how to get started.

Connect with Lindsay, Tracy, and other guests and listeners in the AMB Facebook group!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AMBcommunity/

About Tracy:

Dr. Tracy Timberlake is changing the game of digital leadership and elevating online entrepreneurship. Her mission is to help high-level achievers transfer their knowledge and expertise into the online space and show up as digital leaders.

Not only was successful online entrepreneurship the topic of her scholarly work, proven with over 11,000 hours of industry experience, thousands of pages of research, hundreds of women studied, dozens interviewed, and one very lengthy dissertation, she has also done it! It is not just theory.  As a successful YouTube Vlogger turned Business Coach, with over 50,000 digital followers, 3 million video views and a multiple 6-figure business, she is as real as they get in the online world.

She has worked with brands such as Herbal Essence, Marc Jacobs, and Cosmopolitan Magazine. She has been featured in the Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Miami Herald, and dozens of radio shows and podcasts across the globe. If you are ready to build an online platform using the power of social, then Dr. TT is your person!

She is known for systematically getting her clients fast results using expert positioning and social media strategy that she has used herself to build her digital empire, and it all begins with PLATFORM.

Her platform began on her bathroom floor with a flat iron, where will yours begin?

www.tracytimberlakeonline.com

http://instagram.com/tracytimberlake

http://facebook.com/tracytimberlakeonline

http://youtube.com/tracytimberlake

 

AMB 030 Tracy Timberlake: On Entrepreneurship as a Dissertation Topic and Kids Safely Building Online Followings

Lindsay and Tracy discuss social media as a gateway to entrepreneurship and the increasing amount of women entering the online business space.  Plus some great tips on how to get started.

Connect with Lindsay, Tracy, and other guests and listeners in the AMB Facebook group!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AMBcommunity/

About Tracy:

Dr. Tracy Timberlake is changing the game of digital leadership and elevating online entrepreneurship. Her mission is to help high-level achievers transfer their knowledge and expertise into the online space and show up as digital leaders.

Not only was successful online entrepreneurship the topic of her scholarly work, proven with over 11,000 hours of industry experience, thousands of pages of research, hundreds of women studied, dozens interviewed, and one very lengthy dissertation, she has also done it! It is not just theory.  As a successful YouTube Vlogger turned Business Coach, with over 50,000 digital followers, 3 million video views and a multiple 6-figure business, she is as real as they get in the online world.

She has worked with brands such as Herbal Essence, Marc Jacobs, and Cosmopolitan Magazine. She has been featured in the Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Miami Herald, and dozens of radio shows and podcasts across the globe. If you are ready to build an online platform using the power of social, then Dr. TT is your person!

She is known for systematically getting her clients fast results using expert positioning and social media strategy that she has used herself to build her digital empire, and it all begins with PLATFORM.

Her platform began on her bathroom floor with a flat iron, where will yours begin?

www.tracytimberlakeonline.com

http://instagram.com/tracytimberlake

http://facebook.com/tracytimberlakeonline

http://youtube.com/tracytimberlake

 

AMB 029 Josie Ahlquist: From Student Affairs to Digital Leadership

Lindsay and Josie share amazing advice for social media practices when starting a business. They discuss the fear of calling what you do a "business" and how to get over it.

Be sure to connect with Lindsay, Josie, and other guests in the Academics Mean Business Facebook community!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AMBcommunity/

About Josie:

After 12 years working on college campuses, Josie Ahlquist went rogue from traditional higher education roles—as an independent speaker, author, and consultant on digital leadership in higher education. She teaches teens, young adults, educational professionals and corporate executives how to humanize tech and prioritize building online community over traditional marketing methods.

Ahlquist has trained thousands across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates. She backs up her content with her own grant-funded and award-winning research. Her research agenda focuses on young adults' digital experiences, senior executives' online leadership practices, and digital leadership pedagogy. She maintains an active research agenda, currently undertaking research projects with colleagues around the globe.

For the fourth year in a row, she has been named to the “Top 50 Must-Read Higher Education Technology Blogs” by Ed Tech Magazine. Her podcast, Josie & The Podcast was featured by The Chronicle of Higher Ed and Inside Higher Ed as a show to subscribe to. She is published as a co-author in the Handbook of Student Affairs Administration textbook, The Journal of Leadership Studies, co-editor and author in the New Directions in Student Services and co-editor and author in New Directions in Student Leadership. She is currently writing a book with Stylus Publishing, set to release in 2019 on digital leadership in higher education.

www.josieahlquist.com

https://twitter.com/josieahlquist

https://www.facebook.com/DrJosieAhlquist/

https://www.instagram.com/josieahlquist/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/josieahlquist/

https://www.youtube.com/josieahlquist 

AMB 028 Rachel Wright: Putting Relationship Therapy Research Online for the Masses

Lindsay and Rachel discuss how academics are expected to present themselves online, and how that’s BS.

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About Rachel:

Rachel Wright is a licensed marriage and family therapist, therapeutic coach™, sex educator, speaker, media personality, and writer. Together with her brilliant (and handsome) husband, Kyle, she co-founded Wright Wellness Center, LLC and launched their signature program, Revive Your Relationship™, a revolutionary online program that provides the tools, techniques, and support to help you kick communication issues to the curb to give you smoother communication, better sex, and greater fulfillment in your life and relationship. Read more (and get oodles of free resources) at www.wrightwellnesscenter.com.

twitter.com/thewrightrachel

instagram.com/thewright_rachel

https://www.facebook.com/wrightwellnesscenter

AMB 027 Echo Rivera: Community Psychology to Research Communications Specialist

Echo and Lindsay discuss being unsure as a grad student, and creating a business focused on ending #DeathByPowerPoint.

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About Echo:

I am a community-based researcher/evaluator and effective research communication specialist with 15 years of multi-sector professional experience. I typically lead research/evaluation projects to improve the social and community response to intimate partner violence (IPV), though I also work on other social (in)justice topics. Through my company, Creative Research Communications LLC, I also help social justice-oriented academics, scientists, evaluators, and researchers create compelling and effective presentations through training, mentoring, and custom illustration services. My goal is to end #DeathByPowerPoint and to help others communicate their work in creative, engaging, and effective ways so that we can create lasting positive social change.

https://echorivera.com

https://twitter.com/echoechoR

https://www.linkedin.com/in/echorivera/

https://www.facebook.com/echoechoR

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZHspi8UiUsIzbbD9FxkWSA

AMB 026 Amy Walsh: From Art Professor to Branding Specialist

Amy and Lindsay discuss the parallels of being an artist and academic, and the oppressive nature of academic institutions.

Join Amy, other guests, and fellow listeners at the AMB Facebook community!

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Sneak peak PHOTO of Amy's photoshoot of Lindsay!

Amy Walsh is an artist, educator and branding specialist who, with her business the Bureau of Tactical Imagination, helps mission-driven entrepreneurs master the art of visual storytelling in all of their communications.

http://amywalsh.net/

https://www.facebook.com/wondercabinet

https://www.instagram.com/tacticalimagination/

AMB 025 Lisa Munro: From a History PhD to a Writing Business

Lindsay and Lisa discuss overcoming a fear of failure, and finding your power post PhD.

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About Lisa Munro:

I'm an entrepreneur with a PhD in history. I own a small, independent writing business called the Mérida Collective Writing Project. I help academic writers get more writing done with less shame and greater joy.

I host writing retreats in Mexico and Guatemala to provide safe, collaborative spaces for writers to take creative risks in their work. I coach writers to help them use their own creativity and ingenuity to create strategies to reach their writing goals. I also provide academic editing services to scholars in the humanities.

lisamunro.net

https://twitter.com/llmunro

www.instagram.com/lisalynnmunro

www.linkedin.com/in/lisamunro

www.facebook.com/lisamunrophd

AMB 024 Valerie Baker Using Psychology to Help Women Turn Crises Into Fuel

Lindsay and Valerie discuss "patriarchal stress disorder" within academia, and the dangers of being a smart, successful woman.

Connect with Dr. Valerie and other guests and listeners in the Academics Mean Business Facebook group!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AMBcommunity/

Dr. Valerie's podcast: www.hersuccessradio.com

Psychologist turned life and executive coach, Dr. Valerie helps women use adversity and crises as fuel for transformation, which she defines as moving from unconscious to conscious creation of your life — designed by your desires. Her system is based on her doctoral research on transformation and over 20,000 hours of facilitating people’s journeys as a holistic therapist and coach. On her podcast, Her Success Radio, Dr. Valerie has real and raw conversations with inspiring women on the journey of transformation. Join the conversation at www.hersuccessradio.com and find yourself on the map of your own journey at www.herjourneymap.com

www.drvalerie.com

twitter.com/thedrvalerie

instagram.com/thedrvalerie

facebook.com/thedrvalerie