About Your Host

Hi, I'm Suzette Vearnon.  On December 27, 2014 on my 55th birthday, I did something my Inner Critic would not have predicted.  I got married to the most wonderful man.  It wasn't because I was perfect!  It was because I was me!  The same me who was told I was not enough at times and I was too much at others.  I struggled for most of my adulthood because of it.  Oh how I could have used someone who could unlock for me what was such a mystery, that I was enough.

That's why I'm so excited about this podcast.  I get to give to you what I didn't get.  And because of that, it won't take you 55 years to get it right!   But if it has, it's  not too late.  Let's make sure that you don't spend one more moment not knowing that you are worthy, you are worth it, you are enough!!

Join me every Sunday for my Enough Factor Podcast!

E21: Ba To Da Bone - Unapologetically The Boss and The Lady

Spend 5 minutes with LaDawn Townsend and you can't help feel your inner badass rise up and say "YES!"  She's bad to da bone: every bit the Boss and every bit the Lady!  And she's unapologetic about it!  That struck me!  For you see, LaDawn and I share the belief that you don't have to give up one for the other.  She can give straight no chaser advice to a Fortune 100 CEO yet appreciate it when a gentleman opens the car door for her.

In our episode, she speaks candidly about that and:

  • the realization that what was defining her wasn't who she wanted to be
  • finding balance between being the boss and being the lady
  • asking the question, "Do we really want it all or do we want what is intended for us?"
  • why running things comes naturally for women and isn't a "masculine" quality
  • standing in your own power doesn't mean you deny someone else their's

...and much more

For the woman who wants to be respected in the boardroom without betraying herself, this episode is a must listen!

More About LaDawn

A Southern California native, LaDawn is a Revenue Growth Strategist and Professional Speaker with over 20 years of hands-on experience delivering results to Fortune 100 companies along with both small and medium businesses.

Her work has resulted in:

  • 50% reduction in operating expenses
  • Save $1.1 million in annual payroll
  • 47% improvement in logistics operations and shipping time frames

LaDawn is trained in Six Sigma Green Belt process improvement and Technology Project Management, delivering quantifiable results for her clients.  After surviving a major corporate layoff, she pulled herself back up and now offers her insights to business owners seeking to increase revenues and streamline processes thereby helping them avoid the layoff trap.

Things that made me go hmmm

From LaDawn:

"But the biggest piece of what I wanted when I quit, when the job quit me, I wanted to get back to the softness of being who I am."

"I'm a businesswoman.  Don't take out the woman"

"It is completely okay for me to show up and be bad to da bone and you know that I'm a lady. And there's nothing wrong with that."

"What kind of woman do you want to be?  Please define that for yourself. Because if you do not, it will be defined for you."

" I remember specifically praying, I want you to bring it even if it hurts my feelings, even if it hurts me, even if I have to stretch and grow."

"I did not want a vision board anymore. I wanted the life that was on the board."

"When you're leading a team, when you're leading customers, when you're doing anything else, trust me, the things you think you are trying to hide, or you're trying to push down and not addressing your own personal development will come up 10 times."

References Mentioned

The VOS Group Official Website  https://www.thevosgroup.com/

LaDawn Townsend Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/ladawntownsendloveyourlife

LaDawn Townsend Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/ladawntownsend

Gary Keller Website  https://www.kellerink.com/

The One Thing (Gary Keller)  https://www.the1thing.com

Enoughness Reminder

Says LaDawn, " I needed to listen to the small voice that was saying, 'Okay, now you're ready to hear what you want your life to be.' And it was scary. Because no one else around me was doing that. Everything was status quo, right? Everything was like you had to live in the suburbs, do this or do that, or date 50 people and none of them work. And then you complain to your girlfriend, you watch some reality show that doesn't make sense. And then you follow somebody on Instagram, that you know their waist is not that small, that it's totally photoshopped, like all of this stuff. And I just said no. I'm going to listen to me and create the life I want. And that is really the key."

What were your aha moments? We'd love to hear them!

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