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 046: Jeremy Wells on the Joys of an Unknown Future

Lindsay and Jeremy discuss multiple life shifts both in and out of academia. They also cover the benefits of retainer vs hourly pricing.

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About Jeremy:

A numbers nerd who keeps you straight with the IRS. I help professionals, families, freelancers, and small businesses stay on top of their finances so they reach for higher things. Heart of a teacher because I was one, so you stay in the know, not confused. I specialize in serving individuals and families, freelancers, (former) academics, and small businesses.

https://www.jwellscfo.com/

https://twitter.com/JWellsCFO

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

AMB 045: Julie Raich Diémé on Putting an Educational Background to Work

Lindsay and Julie discuss how to bring experiences with curriculum and training development into a business.

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About Julie:

Julie Raich Diémé is an experienced Online Course Designer, educational consultant and teacher of 20+ years. She is a languages nerd (fluent in 4!), avid world traveler, wife and mom.  

Since her son was born in 2015, she has developed a passion for bringing her business online and helping others to do the same, in order to find the perfect balance of freedom & flexibility for her family as well as make a larger impact with her work.  

Julie helps experienced professionals around the world to bring their offline expertise to an elearning platform with her course consulting & teacher training services. She also partners with established online businesses to improve existing courses for increased student success rates and profits.

She also teaches online Spanish for Humboldt State University in Arcata, California, where she lives with her husband Joseph and their son Gabriel.

AMB 044: Chris Cloney on the Importance of a Small Niche

Lindsay and Chris discuss combusting dust accidents as a business niche (That’s small!), and helping grad students blog their research.

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About Chris:

Chris is a recent PhD graduate in Chemical Engineering from Dalhousie University. He runs an independent research company, DustEx Research Ltd., which focuses on industrial safety with specific expertise in the prevention and mitigation of dust fires and explosions. Chris started the company as a website and blogging platform during the completion of his PhD research. He now focuses on creating an engaged audience in this space, distributing the latest research in his field, speaking, and connecting with these industries around the world. In addition to DustEx Research, Chris also works with graduate students and professors to help them create online platforms about their work, become leaders in their field, and build online businesses around their expertise.

http://www.gradblogger.com/

https://twitter.com/GradBlogger

https://www.instagram.com/gradblogger/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-cloney/

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

AMB 042: Theresa Lyons on Starting a Business in a Scientific Way

Lindsay and Theresa discuss how to take scientific research skills and build a business with the knowledge gained through those efforts.

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

About Theresa:

Dr. Theresa Lyons, “The Autism Healing Expert”, teaches parents how to forget about autism…even if just for a moment or hour or week…and do the fun things that they dreamed about doing with their child before the diagnosis.

Recognized as an autism and nutrition expert by Huffington Post and Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Lyons is the premiere voice of scientific reason in the world of autism.  Her mission is to correct the widespread misinformation on autism, nutrition and therapies and seriously impact the autism epidemic with her science-based approach to food and wellness.

Dr. Lyons has her PhD in chemistry from Yale University and loves to translate cutting-edge research into actionable steps that parents can easily take to improve their child’s life.

www.awetism.net

https://www.instagram.com/navigating_awetism/

www.linkedin.com/in/theresamlyonsphd

https://www.facebook.com/NavigatingAWEtism/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrnw5_DvQ4E7IRwa3zSJe7g/featured

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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