Shruti Joshi: Entrepreneur, CEO & Founder of Compell’d on Women Entrepreneurs Radio

Shruti Joshi: Entrepreneur, CEO & Founder of Compell’d
Show #513

Shruti Joshi is the Co-Founder and CEO of Compell’d, a consumer business that is transforming the way people keep track of, do and share the recommendations, experiences and content they discover from anywhere.

As an entrepreneur and former marketing executive with a track record of driving growth across multiple B2B and B2C businesses across large, startup, mid-sized firms and turnaround brands, Shruti advises and sits on several start-up and mid-sized company boards.

She has successfully lead go-to-market, P&L businesses and new product innovation and has expert knowledge in brand building, digital marketing, marketing analytics, and growing recurring revenue businesses, including SaaS. (Software as a Service)

In her former role, as an equity partner at Altman Vilandrie & Company (AV&Co.), Shruti created, built and led the Marketing ROI Practice dedicated to improving marketing returns for Fortune 500 brands, through a combination of proprietary analytics SaaS and consulting solutions.

Prior to joining AV&Co., Shruti was an executive at Verizon Communications, where she was responsible for driving new acquisition growth for Consumer FiOS and Core network products, by developing product marketing strategies and optimizing $750M+ digital, awareness and direct response media campaigns. Shruti also has a consulting background in product innovation and development, where she helped global brands develop new products.

Shruti Joshi: Entrepreneur, CEO & Founder of Compell’d

Shruti holds an M.B.A from Columbia Business School and a B.S. in Business from the University of Southern California.

Shruti is passionate about experiencing all that you want in life, loves to travel and would rather see and try something first hand then hear about it second hand. Fascinated by the concept of micro regrets and being more unified between a life imagined and a life lived, she developed Compell’d to help others live their lives to the fullest.

She is also a new mom and loves the new challenge all while launching her start up. Having always worked in a man’s world in tech she is passionate  about female empowerment  thinking they should be given a fair chance to shine and be recognized as amazing business people.

In her time off she relaxes with mediation and is  on the board of the David Lynch Foundation and several companies. In general she loves helping people—especially when it comes to driving growth for their businesses. She spent her childhood overseas and is constantly open to change and new challenges. She loves to discover different parts of the world and shares her recommendations with friends, colleagues and family.

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Shruti Joshi: Entrepreneur, CEO & Founder of Compell’d on Women Entrepreneurs Radio


Martin Luther King Day - A Day of Service

"Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a vital figure of the modern era and a pivotal figure in the Civil Rights Movement. His lectures and dialogues stirred the concern and sparked the conscience of a generation. His charismatic leadership inspired men and women, young and old, in this nation and around the world.

After a long struggle, legislation was signed in 1983 creating a federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a "day on, not a day off."

It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community."
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"How Your Money Mindset Impacts Your Business Success" with Tess Wicks, Founder of Wander Wealthy on Women Entrepreneurs Radio

Tess Wicks
Show #505

Topic: "How Your Money Mindset Impacts Your Business Success"

Tess Wicks is a Wealth and Mindset Coach and the founder of Wander Wealthy, an educational platform for online coaches and service-based entrepreneurs.

Her mission is to bring financial literacy to the self-employed, to help them see that with the combination of practical financial systems and magical mindset work, they have the ability to transform their money stories and ultimately experience ease when it comes to making money and managing their finances. - Get the Easy Profit roadmap

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Budget Saving Ideas for Small Business Owners

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Money is tight for most small businesses. They aren’t the industry giants with huge bank accounts; they are regular people working every day to make their business profit.

While increasing revenue is one way to address budget issues at a small business, it isn’t always that simple. Beyond trying to bring in more sales or find new clients, small business owners should look for ways to cut costs. The following are a few of the things you can do to save money at your small business.

Work With Online Contractors

Having a strong staff can be great for helping you get more done, but it can also be costly. For tasks that are non-essential or those that do not require a full-time employee, consider hiring an online contractor. As an example, a part-time virtual assistant could take on some of the administrative tasks for your business without costing as much as hiring employees to do some of the support work.

Find the Right Credit Card

Using the right credit card can make a big difference for a small business. Of course, you want to compare the fees that come with the card, but you should also look for a card that offers rewards that meet the needs of your business. As an example, if you travel a lot for business, you should look into business credit cards that offer airline miles.

Talk to Your Vendors

Most small business owners work with the same vendors for many years. If you are a reliable customer who always pays on time, you might be able to negotiate a discount. Beyond renegotiating with the vendors you know, you could also consider looking for new suppliers with better prices.

Use Open Source Software

You have a range of business software that could be used to automate tasks or make your business more efficient. The only problem is that many of these programs can be expensive. If you want to save money while still having access to the advantages of these systems, you should look for open source alternatives. As an example, you could use LibreOffice as your office suite for things like spreadsheets, word processing, and slide shows.

Virtual Office

Having office space is nice, but it can be a major expense. If you don’t need to rent an office, you should consider setting up a home office to work from. Depending on the type of work you do, you could even consider letting your employees telecommute instead of coming to an office every day. Beyond increasing productivity, there are several benefits to allowing employees to telecommute.

Hire Interns

Interns could help your business get more done without costing as much as an experienced employee. For the business, an intern provides work for free or at a lower cost; for the intern, it is an opportunity to learn a skill or gain experience in the industry. If the intern performs well, you may even be able to hire them as an employee later on.

For most small businesses, you are not going to find one large expense that can be cut to save a lot of money. However, if you can find several ways to save a little money, it will add up and make a big difference for your budget.

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Michelle Danner: Filmmaker, Entrepreneur & Acting Coach ON WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS RADIO

Michelle Danner
Show #512

The craft of acting is as alluring as it is mysterious, and it takes a being of great passion, insight, and determination in order to succeed.  But to teach acting – to inspire creative souls to successfully harvest those tools – requires an even greater commitment, to bring out the best in each and every actor one encounters. That passion is the hallmark of the career of filmmaker and acting coach Michelle Danner, for decades one of the industry’s most respected teachers, and now a successful director who continues to grow and expand her creative universe. 

There aren’t many people who can point to a career full of success as a performer, teacher, storyteller, entrepreneur, and expert.  But Michelle Danner can.

The legendary acting teacher and co-founder of the Edgemar Center for the Arts and the Los Angeles Acting Conservatory, Danner’s also now well-established as a successful feature film director.  Her latest completed film, “Bad Impulse,” is a psychological thriller about family secrets and modern technology, starring Sonya Walger, Grant Bowler, and Paul Sorvino; and she’s set to begin shooting “The Runner,” an action thriller and true-life coming of age story about a troubled teenager forced to go undercover to expose a drug kingpin.

A dedicated mom (with one son who is an aspiring filmmaker), Danner still has her “day job” – overseeing the faculty of the Los Angeles Acting Conseratory, and conducting her weekly acting class. Danner’s list of students has included Christian Slater, Salma Hayak, Gerard Butler, Seth McFarlane, Penelope Cruz, Chris Rock, Gabrielle Union, and Zooey Deschanel.  A longtime student of legendary acting teachers like Stella Adler and Uta Hagen, Danner’s eclectic approach (which  she calls “The Golden Box”) allows actors the freedom to employ a wide variety of techniques. 

Raised in a show business family and with a deep appreciation for all of the performing arts, Danner also continues to run the boutique “Cinema at the Edge” film festival (scheduled for February 2020), and is currently preparing to direct a new one-person play, Bonnie Culver’s “Norris,” starring Anne Archer, based on the memoirs of the widow of writer Norman Mailer.

Simply put, there’s almost no one in the business who knows as much about acting and success as Michelle Danner – and her continued success in multiple creative fields makes her one of the most successful women working in the industry today.

Twitter: @ActingAtEdgemar


Michelle Danner


How to Nail this One Step of the Law of Attraction

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by Chris Atley

I realized something pretty interesting the other day. Yes the energy we put out comes back to us, but there is something much deeper going on underneath the surface. If you can nail this one law of attraction step, you will truly step into a place of being able to create more of your dreams!

There is a lot of discussion on how what we put out comes back to us. From an energetic perspective. So if we are feeling overwhelmed or stressed out, we will get back more in our life to be overwhelmed and stressed out about, like unexpected bills, getting stuck in traffic, clients having issues, etc.

On the flip side, if we are relaxed and happy, we receive more back that makes us feel relaxed and happy, like new opportunities, finances increasing, a surprise from a loved one, etc.

BUT…here’s the kicker…

It’s not that these things are magically showing-up, we’re creating them! And I’m talking about this being deeper than just the law of attraction (LOA). Per the LOA, if you’re miserable, you will attract more into your life to be miserable about.

<< As an aside, a mentor once explained the whole attraction thing like this and it made perfect sense. It’s not so much that you’re attracting these things into your life and they’re magically appearing, they’re already there. It’s more about what you’re seeing. So if you’re saying that you want success, but deep down you don’t feel worthy enough, you’re putting out an unworthy energy.

You will not see the solution that is already there to create the success you’re wanting because your energy doesn’t match it. You literally will not see the next step or opportunity that is right there waiting for you. You will miss it. You need to feel worthy and positive in order to see the solution. Since the solution is positive, you need to feel positive to see it and receive it. >>

It’s all about the feeling.

So now back to my revelation.

I am going to take the above concept even further. It’s more than just operating on the same frequency as what you are asking for, i.e. more peace, love, abundance, etc.

It’s that you’re making decisions from this place.

Your decisions have energy.

So when you are overwhelmed, you are really attracting / seeing, whatever you want to call it, more decisions that are in alignment with that energy.

It’s the decision that is causing what you are creating.

If you’re overwhelmed, you will make decisions from this place. You’re thinking at a low vibration and therefore so are your decisions. You continue to take on more then you should, you have poor boundaries, you don’t give yourself enough time, you are making yourself crazy with plans! These poor decisions keep you in overwhelm. It goes round and round, until you become aware of it and make a different, more empowered choice.

By contrast, if you’re feeling relaxed and happy, you make decisions from this place. You decide to do more that brings you joy and peace. You make more time for yourself, and what you love (like exercising & meditating), and you are conscious about how you are spending your time. You are making empowered decisions that lead to empowered results.

And here’s the real gem. Wait for it…YOU LET GO EASIER!!!!

Of the drama, the stories that keep you in other people’s business, the gossip, the high expectations and the hurt feelings.

You let go of this stuff sooo much faster – the expression “letting it roll off your back” rings true. If you even realize it’s on your back to begin with.


So let’s look at A) how you’re feeling deep down, and B) how you’re making decisions.

Shift the decision, shift the energy, shift what you’re creating.

Written by Success Speaker & Coach Chris Atley, CEO of Chris Atley LLC ~ Decisions by Design. For complimentary success tips for business and life, please visit

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