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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Sandy Nussbaum Giercyk - Doubling Down on Disney

July 4, 2022

Sandy is probably the most committed Disney lover I’ve met, and she turned that passion into a business, where she could spend every day helping others have the experience of a lifetime at her most favorite place on Earth. O…

Coaching Personal Growth

Melissa Pennel - Questions You'll Wish You Asked

June 22, 2022

Melissa Pennel is a writer, mother, and coach living in Northern California. She is the author of the Questions You’ll Wish You Asked series of keepsake journals, a collection that guides you to ask the important questions o…

Marketing Strategy Coaching

Anna Gray - Building Community to Build Your Business

June 15, 2022

Anna Gray is a life coach, nurse, community coach and connector extraordinaire. When we sat down to talk, she was right on the cusp of launching her new business and finally fulfilling her dream of working in a much deeper c…

Marketing Strategy Visibility

Christina Lenkowski - Scaling Backward into High-Ticket Offers

May 30, 2022

Christina Lenkowski is a seasoned publicity professional who works with entrepreneurs to help them increase their visibility and build their expert status through podcast guesting. In this episode, Christina talks about her …

Lead Generation Marketing Strategy

Alex Ramirez - Finding Freedom Through Ads

Nov. 7, 2021

Alex Ramirez is the founder of The Facebook™️ Ad Freedom Agency dedicated to helping coaches scale their businesses and create freedom through Facebook and Instagram Ads. Aside from being a successful business owner, she is …

Coaching Business Strategy Personal Growth

Kimberly Carroll - Healing the World Through Change

Oct. 19, 2021

Kimberly Carroll is a coach for changemakers with an enormous heart and passion for helping heal the world and those within it.  Through her leadership, activism and education, Kimberly strives to help others pursue their…

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.