Third Paddle Podcast: Helping You Get Unstuck
By Jen McFarland, MPA, Foster Growth LLC
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Jen McFarland is your 'third paddle' guiding you through the business rapids with humor, banter, and fun while helping your business get unstuck so you can focus on growth. This show is equal parts inspiration, joy, and strategy, sprinkled with explorations into the world around us — and how we choose to interact with it. Get fired up with interviews and reclaim your entrepreneurial spirit — whether you own a business or not. https://fostergrowth.tech/podcast
||ExplicitVulnerability and Imposter Syndrome with Allison Kinnear||Allison Kinnear shares her personal experiences with Imposter Syndrome on her journey to become a leader in the field. If you’ve ever felt like a fraud, it’s important to know you’re not alone. Listen here to get lots of strategies to help you rea||11/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhy You Need to Follow Your Intuition: Interview with Sarah Hadley (Part 2)||Today we continue our intuitive conversation with Sarah Hadley. Buckle your seatbelts as we talk about turning customers away, following your intuition, magic, and what would happen if Hermione Granger and Katniss Everdeen had a kid.||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStart Celebrating Your Magic with Sarah Hadley (Part I)||Today we talk books, magic, energy, and ghosts — just in time for Halloween. Join Jen and Sarah Hadley for an interview about her transformation from an Occupational Therapist to a business owner. Part 1 of 2.||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Plan and Engage Effectively on Social Media||Learn about social media — what it means to get out there and be the face of an organization, strategies and tactics, and the do’s and don’t’s of engagement.||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStretch Yourself: Network Beyond Bias with Amy Waninger||Jen interviews Amy C. Waninger to talk about the importance of broadening our experiences and networks. Is your professional network as diverse as the workforce and community around you? If not, you could be missing important opportunities.||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTips for Talking with Techies and How Gender Plays a Role||On this episode we talk about how to communicate with IT staff and technical freelancers like web developers. We all know communication is one of the more important soft skills to have. But how do you talk to someone whose skills and perspective you mig||10/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Is #MeToo Changing Business?||What is the Me Too Movement? How has it changed? What does #metoo mean for Business? Me too has been in the news a lot — we talk about the issues and how business is slowly changing as a result.||10/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to be a Digital Entrepreneur with Kalyna Miletic||Jen interviews Kalyna Miletic to discuss digital entrepreneurship (AKA digital nomad), digital strategy, the importance of non-negotiables and how she's created the life of her dreams as a road warrior traveling and working globally.||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitYour Recipe for Success: Curiosity and Imperfect Action||Jen discusses the power of curiosity in business and why perfectionism is a doctrine you need to lose if you really want to move your ideas forward.||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Overcome Your Sales Fears and Attract the People You Want with Katie Collins||On this episode, Jen visits with Katie Collins to discuss the sales fears and obstacles that prevent women entrepreneurs from getting the best clients. Overcome those fears so you can attract who you want without compromising your rates.||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Launch your Ideas in 6 Weeks with Benjamin Dell||On this episode, Jen visits with Benjamin Dell, Founder and CEO of MissingLettr and the MissingLetter Uppercase Conference. Benjamin provides a lot of insights into rapidly developing ideas and taking them to market.||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Disrupt Traditional Leadership Models with Brigette Iarrusso||On this episode, Jen visits with Brigette Iarrusso. She’s passionate about transforming how people and organizations approach leadership so it better reflects the collaborative environment we find outside of business. There are a lot of gems in here f||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Be a Productive Leader with Sally Foley-Lewis||Join Jennifer as she interviews Sally Foley-Lewis. Sally is obsessed with productive leadership. We learn why it’s important to have a magnet in our heart, a compass in our head, and an oxygen mask as a reminder.||8/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitReckoning: What Happens When Enough is Enough||Jen shares the journey that led to Foster Growth and why she is so passionate about helping businesses owned by women and people of color.||8/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTruth in Business & the Impact of Women-Owned Business||Join Jennifer as she discusses recent podcast changes, the challenges of finding truth in business in a ‘post-truth’ world, and the impact of women-owned businesses and people of color on the economy and hiring.||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHow to Own Your Power with Tandy Pryor||Join Jennifer and her guest Tandy Pryor where you’ll learn how your attitudes toward power, including your physical environment, may be holding you back and help you get some tips for standing in your own power.||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Release Yourself from Limitations with Brian Fowlie||Are you in a self-created prison? Are you limiting your success? Jen interviews Brian Fowlie, who learned meditation to free his mind while in prison. Now he helps people break through the walls of limitation and develop personal empowerment.||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTim's Transformational Journey Will Make You A Better Leader||Jen interviews Tim McCain about his journey from addict and convict to entrepreneur. You’ll also learn how Tim’s inner control freak got soothed, to his business’ advantage.||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrowth Hacking: Measuring Your Efforts||Jen talks about the nuts and bolts of measuring growth hacking; both quantitative and qualitative. You’ll also learn how vital your relationships with technology and money are.||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhy Customer Retention Is Your #1 Growth Hack||Jen and Twila discuss attracting NEW customers vs. wooing current customers, and why the latter is better. You’ll also learn how Blockbuster made Jen see Netflix red.||7/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGrowth Hacking Tactics||Jen and Twila talk SMART goals, identifying effective strategies, and why curiosity is the key ingredient to growth. You’ll also hear how the term “coffee-worthy” helped a client manage time and ROI more efficiently.||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat’s Growth Hacking? Are You a Growth Hacker?||Jen and Twila explain what growth hacking is and how you can integrate this mindset into your business. You’ll also hear how Twila lost her growth hacking virginity with diabetic sugar-free gift baskets.||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinding Your Critical Path to Business Growth||Twila and Jen discuss how business growth comes from strategy that works for you, so you’re not taking on too much too soon. You’ll also hear how both Jen and Twila’s “down-home” Idaho upbringings influence their business savvy.||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdapting to Tech Changes||Twila and Jen talk staying adaptive with technology, so when something breaks (cuz it will) you have options. You’ll also learn how honesty earned a “homeless” man $10,000 in a social experiment in Vegas.||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBusiness Decision-Making: When to Trust Your Gut||Do you struggle with tough decisions? Jen and Twila reflect on how and when to trust your gut. You’ll also learn what woo-woo hippies mean by “manifesting”.||5/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhy Authenticity is Key to Client Attraction||Jen and Twila get real about how solopreneurs, small business owners don’t have to be cookie-cutter. They can attract clients with authenticity, integrity simply by telling their story. You’ll also learn that you can’t find yourself like spare cha||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarketing Essentials: Targeting Your Message and When to Execute||Twila and Jen explain the key elements of a marketing plan, from vision to executing to-do items. For solopreneurs and small- to medium-sized businesses.||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat We're Reading: Captivating Business Influencers||Jen and Twila go raw and unedited in this episode, chatting about the influential books by business influencers. This lively discussion gives Jen and Twila chance to riff off of each other while giving listeners a few key business nuggets. No big spoile||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Get Buy-In So Business Changes are Wildly Successful||Jen explains the elements of a great change management approach. Learn how you can deliver change your organization needs, your customers want, and front-line staff will embrace. This episode appeals to enterprise implementations and small businesses.||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBusiness Overwhelm: When to Hire Someone||Twila and Jen tackle the problems that arise from overwhelm – on teams, as leaders, in businesses big and small – and when it’s time to get some help! We’ll help you identify needs, find get the right people to help you get unstuck.||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdjusting Your Tech Mindset||Jen describes how solopreneurs, small business owners, startups, CEOs can adjust their tech mindset, resulting in cost savings, increased revenues, and increased tech ownership. You’ll also learn how your tech mindset is like buying a burrito at 7-11.||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBusiness Paralysis & Its Impacts||Twila explains how business paralysis is usually more about us than it is the people surrounding us. This includes the go-getters who don’t feel business paralysis but wreak havoc with researchers, idea generators and peacemakers. For all-sized busine||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrowth Strategies: Mapping Out Your Profits & Tech Budgeting 101||Twila and Jen discuss budgeting, mapping out your profits, and a method for identifying tech expenses. Tips and strategies for small businesses, solopreneurs, coaches, and consultants. Free up your money and plan for success on a 3- to 5-year horizon.||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBe the CEO and Tech Leadership for Non-techies||Jen and Twila discuss why business owners need to provide solid leadership. Although delegation is OK, don't hand off operations. Learn and avoid the pitfalls of failed tech leadership. Tips for CEOs, consultants, and small- to medium-sized businesses.||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMeet the Third Paddle||Co-hosts Jen McFarland and Twila Kaye share their backgrounds and philosophies. These strategists help CEOs, startups, and solopreneurs get their business and tech unstuck. With humor, leadership and strategy, get to know us, we're your Third Paddle.||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Awesome start and I'm sure it will only get better!
Jen and Twila are fun and quirky and you can tell they've got a lot of business savvy between them. Jen tackles the IT side of the house and Twila t he marketing and business development side. Together they present a lof of valuable information and I'm looking forward to more episodes!
Much Love from Living Corporate
I’m so excited to check this show out - thanks for recommending!
Starting a podcast as an non technicnical person has been a nightmare.
Actually learned a few things listening to this podcast about delegation in the right way, and taking responsibility for your own creations, goals, etc...
So informative and will def keep listening to get my "clear vision."