Real People, Real Business

Real People, Real Business

Tired of hearing amazing stories that are inspirational but feel out of reach? Craving some real talk with people who are just like you?

On Real People, Real Business, Business Strategist and Coach Stephanie Hayes interviews business owners that are building their businesses and making progress through grit, determination and action.

Every one has a story, and each of these entrepreneurs are telling theirs in funny, vulnerable and heartwarming ways that will make you say "Yes! That's me!" and leave you with creative ideas for breaking through that next roadblock that might just have you stuck.

Recent Episodes

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Josh Fuller - Overcoming Obstacles By Going All In

Feb. 1, 2023

Josh Fuller is the founder and CEO of Matic Digital, a digital strategy and talent growth agency that he grew to over $1.5M in new business in its first year. Josh shares how he did that while also battling serious health an…

Guest: Josh Fuller
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Ken Babcock - Leaving Harvard to Bet On Yourself

Jan. 27, 2023

Ken Babcock, along with his 2 co-founders, dropped out of Harvard Business School during the pandemic to launch their business, Tango, a SaaS company that helps users create beautiful step-by-step tutorials of any digital pr…

Guest: Ken Babcock
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Vinnie Potestivo - Big Conversations in Small Media

Jan. 26, 2023

Vinnie Potestivo is an Emmy Award-winning Media Advisor and Creator Economist who helps clients leverage their media and content to make more impact. He is the Founding Creator of I Have A Podcast®, host of its podcast, and …

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Tommy Yionoulis - Staying the Course as a Bootstrapped Startup

Jan. 20, 2023

Tommy Yionoulis is the founder of OpsAnalitica, a SaaS platform that helps multi-unit businesses manage and measure their daily team activities for more consistent operations. In this episode, you’ll hear how Tommy went from…

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Lindsay McMahon - Staying One Step Ahead in a Crowded Market

Jan. 18, 2023

Lindsay McMahon is the CEO of All Ears English and co-host of the All Ears English podcast serving professionals around the world where speaking English is key for their career success. The popularity of podcasting has explo…

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Jen Pelka - Disrupting the Wine Industry with Values-Based Branding

Jan. 13, 2023

Jen Pelka is a co-Founder and CEO with a passion for empowering women. Featuring world-class wines made by women, Jen has used values-based branding to build her business, Une Femme Wines, into the fastest growing sparkling…

Guest: Jen Pelka

About the Host

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Stephanie Hayes

Business Strategist & Coach

I’m a 25-year business veteran and mentor for experienced, hard-working entrepreneurs like you, who are ready to level up in business and in life.

I design personalized, totally aligned business models that suit who you are, how you want to work, and that give you the straight path to success – however you define that.

You don’t have time for vague, might-work theories, and I have zero patience for marketing-guru-in-a-Lambroghini nonsense. (We’ll get along just fine)

You want to take control of your business and create a deliberate path to your next stage of success. Side-by-side, I help you create a detailed, actionable, and incredibly specific game plan, so you can build quickly and become excited and confident about your next steps.