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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Megan Dowd - Stepping Onto Your Spicy Soapbox

March 23, 2023

Megan Dowd is a brand therapist, business strategist, storyteller, and certified equity-centered coach who helps business owners create a better human connection with themselves and their clients by drawing from who they are…

Guest: Megan Dowd
Lead Generation Marketing Strategy Coaching Business Strategy Visibility

Luis Baez- Moonlighting for Good: Building a Business to Give Back

March 15, 2023

Luis Báez is a sales enablement strategist and coach dedicated to empowering online business owners, B2B professionals, and underrepresented entrepreneurs by teaching them how to scale their revenues and impact by creating a…

Guest: Luis Báez
Marketing Strategy Business Strategy Personal Growth

Dr. Amy Beckley - Finding Fertile Ground For Your Ideas

March 8, 2023

Proov company founder, Amy Beckley, PhD, invented the first and only FDA-cleared at-home test to confirm ovulation after discovering her own infertility issues were caused by a progesterone deficiency. In this episode you wi…

Marketing Strategy Business Strategy

Asher Laub - The Business of Being an Independent Artist

March 3, 2023

Asher Laub is an in-demand violin soloist whose expertise in trans-genre improvisation has led him to performances at high profile venues like Madison Square Garden, Hammerstein Hall, Lincoln Center, the Jacob Javitz Center …

Guest: Asher Laub
Marketing Strategy Business Strategy Personal Growth

Vanessa Gabriel - Persevering with an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Feb. 22, 2023

As an entrepreneur, you go through the highs and lows of business ownership. If you’ve ever struggled with finding the motivation to keep pushing through the challenges, my conversation with Vanessa Gabriel will give you the…

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Melissa Widner - The Changing Face of Founder Financing

Feb. 15, 2023

If you’ve ever thought about getting outside capital to fund your business but weren’t sure what your options were or what the process entails, my conversation with Lighter Capital CEO & Heads Over Heels co-founder & chairp…

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.