August 29, 2023

Kim Tradewell


The Power of Sustainable Strategies

And Finding Your Unique Voice in Business with Nicole Neer

Online Creator Podcast | Episode 044

Hey there entrepreneurs and CEO’s! Welcome to the Online Creator podcast. I’m your host, Kim Tradewell and my mission is to amplify voices, share wisdom and knowledge from innovators and leaders in this online space. My wish is for you to leave each episode with the right mix of clarity, community and inspiration to encourage growth and to find your confidence to open the door to endless possibilities in business and life.

Online Creator Podcast Episode 44 with Kim Tradewell and guest Nicole Neer
The Power of Sustainable Strategies and Finding Your Unique Voice in Business
#Podcasting journey, #Finding your voice, #Business evolution, #Chronic illness, #Sustainable strategies, #Business Success
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In the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, the ability to adapt, innovate, and find your authentic voice can make all the difference. On today’s show, I am chatting with Nicole Neer.  Nicole is a business consultant who helps female entrepreneurs grow their businesses by focusing on sustainable strategy, simple back end systems, and hiring a supportive virtual team.

She’s been helping people who help people for the last eight years, as a virtual assistant, certified online business manager, and most recently as a resource for visionary entrepreneurs who are looking to simplify the back end of their businesses so they can get back to serving their clients.

Embracing Your Unique Voice:

Nicole’s journey is a testament to the power of growth and transformation. Starting from a place of discomfort with the sound of her own voice on podcasts, she shares how she overcame this hurdle and developed confidence in audio communication. Her story underscores the importance of self-discovery and the potential for personal evolution to profoundly impact one’s professional journey. Through her experiences, Nicole emphasizes that finding your voice can be a catalyst for unlocking hidden potential and showcasing your unique expertise.

Evolution from Podcast Producer to Business Consultant:

Nicole’s career trajectory has been marked by adaptability and strategic shifts. Beginning as a virtual assistant and podcast producer, she harnessed her tech-savviness to help others launch their shows. However, her journey took a turn when she recognized the need for sustainable strategies and systems in the entrepreneurial landscape. This realization led her to transition from a podcast producer to a business consultant, where she guides entrepreneurs in building strong foundations for their ventures. Nicole’s story showcases the importance of identifying emerging opportunities and aligning your expertise with evolving market demands.

Sustainability Amidst Challenges:

What sets Nicole apart is her ability to excel in business while navigating chronic health conditions. Her expertise isn’t just theoretical; it’s grounded in her real-life experiences. Nicole understands the value of setting up systems that support business growth while accommodating personal challenges. This unique perspective empowers her to guide entrepreneurs in creating sustainable strategies that stand the test of time.

The Thinking Partner Advantage:

One of the highlights of the conversation revolves around the concept of a “thinking partner.” Nicole’s insights shed light on the significance of collaborating with someone who can offer fresh perspectives and strategic guidance. Whether you’re facing a critical decision or seeking to innovate, having a thinking partner can lead to breakthroughs and transformation. Nicole’s firsthand experiences exemplify how this type of collaboration can elevate your business journey.

Making Your First Hire:

Nicole’s practical advice on making the first hire is invaluable for entrepreneurs at various stages. She emphasizes the importance of understanding your needs, clarifying roles and responsibilities, and setting realistic expectations. With her guidance, the process becomes less daunting and more aligned with building a strong foundation for growth.

This episode with Nicole Neer is a masterclass in finding your unique voice, embracing change, and creating sustainable strategies. Her journey from discomfort to confidence in podcasting reflects the transformative power of personal growth. As an experience entrepreneur and business consultant, Nicole’s insights into navigating challenges, collaborating effectively, and making pivotal hires offer a roadmap for entrepreneurs looking to thrive in the modern business landscape. This episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking actionable guidance and inspiration on their entrepreneurial journey. Tune in to uncover the wisdom of Nicole Neer and ignite your own path to success.

This is a conversational-style podcast filled with genuine advice, actional tips and strategies to help you be seen and heard in your industry. Check out more episodes here Online Creator Podcast.

Enjoy the conversation!

Join host Kim in a captivating episode of the Online Creator Podcast as she chats with Nicole Neer, a seasoned business consultant and podcast host. Discover Nicole's journey from overcoming her initial discomfort with her own voice on podcasts to embracing it as her preferred communication style. Nicole's evolution from podcast producer to strategic business consultant underscores the significance of adapting to market changes. Gain insights into managing a thriving business while navigating chronic illnesses, and learn about the power of having a "thinking partner" in your business journey. Nicole also offers valuable advice on making that critical first hire. Tune in to glean actionable insights and inspiration from Nicole's expert guidance and personal experiences.

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Rapid Fire Questions:

  • What would you consider is your superpower?
  • What piece of advice would you give your younger self?
  • Do you read or listen to podcasts for entertainment or self-development?


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