Get inspired by business owners just like you.

Welcome to the Real People, Real Business Show, where I am bringing you interviews with real people doing real business that you can relate to, be inspired by and learn from.

Latest Episode

Distinguishing a Leader From an Imitator

Distinguishing a Leader From an Imitator

Maggie Patterson is the face of Small Business Boss where she helps entrepreneurs cut through the BS as you build your service-based business.

She teaches business owners to do things differently, put people first, and wholeheartedly own what you do. Maggie knows what it takes to build a simple and sustainable business – without the fluff.

In this episode, Maggie discusses the importance of authenticity, being honest with yourself and your clients, and how to recognize fact from fiction.

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Mastering the Transition From Student to Teacher

Mastering the Transition From Student to Teacher

Marisa Raymond is the Mary Poppins for stressed-out women looking to get back their joy for life’s moments. 

She is a parenting coach, genetic counselor and mom-extraordinaire, and Marisa shared her story about how shifting her mindset around her business completely prevented the dreaded burnout, and brought back the drive to grow – both personally and professionally. 

If you find yourself stuck and unsure of where your business is heading, be sure to tune in to this episode to hear Marisa’s words of experience and wisdom to get back your desire to love what you do. 

Uniquely and Intuitively Launching Your Dream

Uniquely and Intuitively Launching Your Dream

Natalie Taylor is a launch copywriter and messaging specialist that brings a unique and personal approach to her work through her business, The Missing Ink.

Driven by intuition and great conversation, she delivers individualized strategies that will draw in your desired clients and keep them coming back for more.

Throughout this episode, Natalie provides listeners with the guidance, advice and honesty that she yearned to have as she developed her own business, in hopes of instilling the confidence that all entrepreneurs deserve.

Planning Your SEO Game Strategy

Planning Your SEO Game Strategy

Have you heard of the term SEO and want to find the best business to help you with it?

Look no further! Meg Casebolt, founder of Love at First Search, is your go-to for women-owned businesses that are looking to increase their online presence, generate more leads, and create intentional, strategic content.

Meg amplifies your content with powerful strategies that are (actually) fun to implement and maintain in order to attract your desired clientele – what more could you ask for?!

Building Your Community With Value

Sophie Bujold is a master of community building.

Through her business Cliqueworthy, Sophie works with creative business builders to deliver profitable, sustainable and unique online communities. With her outside-of-the-box approach, she helps tailor your strategy and bring to life the impact you dream to have.

In this episode, Sophie shares her experiences and expertise on the mindset of growing an online community and how to keep your values in line along the way.

Giving You the Tools to Build Your Dream

Giving You the Tools to Build Your Dream

Annelise Worn is a marketing mentor, business strategist and digital agency CEO, on top of being a proud wife and mother of four. Whether she is being Supermom to her little ones or helping an entrepreneur master their own lead generation, her work ethic is unparalleled.

Annelise’s approach to increasing traffic to your business stems from being true to yourself and your vision. She is sure to help you find your target market, work smarter, and build a business that makes a difference in the world.

In this episode, Annelise provides guidance on how to grow your business on your terms and to truly enjoy the process.


I'd love to have you.

If you've got an inspiring story to tell, and you are building a real business like my featured guests, I would love to have you on the show. Just complete the form linked below, and come on over and join the Real Deal Business Coaching group (it's free!), where we showcase our members on this show.

One of the agendas of this show is to talk with small business owners who’re not only growing their businesses, but also battling the notion that there is a silver bullet.  And if you haven’t found it yet…you’re doing something wrong.

Sensational success stories give us the inspiration to take risks (often a good thing), but MOST of us, will have more organic, pivot-infested “slow growth” and we should celebrate that. Because it’s not easy. 

Stephanie has a way of preaching reality and slow growth and alignment while also amping you up and not bursting your bubble.

Caroline Mays

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I am a small business strategist whose personalized approach helps entrepreneurs achieve next-level growth. I create highly-customized business models that have enabled clients to double and triple their income without working longer hours. Whether they’re service providers or product creators, I help my client build the confidence and find the clarity they need to feel energized by their new business direction.