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EP 27 // I'm still a Reluctant Thought Leader - How I Leverage LinkedIn

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This episode of the Open Door Conversations Podcast is for those who are serious about growing their brand in 2022. While a lot of people may have goals of reaching new highs, without leveraging social media, it will be hard to grow. Whether you are using social media but are not consistent, or maybe you are shy and reluctant, hopefully, this episode will help inspire you to build awesome things this year.

In today’s episode, Akua shares her approach to Linkedin. She gives great tips and ta…

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EP 26 // Building Irresistible Products & Relationships with Josh Hayman of Interact Quiz Maker

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In this episode of the Open Door Conversation Podcast, Akua interviews Josh Haynam; CEO and founder of Interact Quiz Maker. Josh describes himself as an atypical entrepreneur, although his entrepreneurial journey started 15 years ago in high school. Upon graduating from UCLA, Josh and his friends jumped into the world of starting their own business.  

Josh tells his story of building Interact, discusses team building and team relationships, and tells us about the struggles and successes tha…

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EP 25 // #AskAkua Leadership Lessons

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As an experienced leadership coach, Akua has plenty of experience and wisdom to share based on what she has learned and seen through coaching. Today Akua shares her top 5 resources for growing your business and leadership lessons she has learned along the way. Get ready to consider your biases, get out of your comfort zone, and value self-care. Akua will discuss this and more in today's episode. 

No one is born an amazing leader; there are skills and lessons learned along the way that build…

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Ep 24 // Quitting and Evolving Without Ego with Dzifa Ababio

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Hello and welcome back to the Open Door Conversations podcast. Today Akua interviews Dzifa, an entrepreneur and wellness enthusiast living in Accra, Ghana. Dzifa has a hand in many fields such as the legal domain, marketing and branding, food entrepreneurship, and starting a menswear brand. He also started a wellness company and will soon release a wellness journal.  

Dzifa has let his career and interests evolve as he learns more about himself. He has organically moved to the next passion…

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EP 23 // Burnout - Better Leaders are not Stressed Out (Denial About Burnout)

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Today Akua dives deeper into a topic she has mentioned many times on the Open Door Conversation Podcast. This topic is a major problem among corporate companies, leaders, and entrepreneurs. Today Akua covers burnout; what is it, how we recognize it, and how we avoid it.  

Burnout is a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion caused by extreme stress. When you lose the passion, excitement, and reasoning behind what you do, the effects of burnout become much more prevalent. As hum…

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EP 22: Firefighting!

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This episode of the Open Door Conversations Podcast is for the firefighting leader. If you feel that you have to redo your team’s work to make it better, you are always needed to solve problems as they arise, or you are overworking to avoid feeling guilty, you might be addicted to fighting fires.  

In today’s episode, Akua shares what it looks like to be a firefighting leader. Before you can fix this issue, you must recognize that it is happening and that you are the main reason it happens…

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EP 21: Eliminating Imposter Syndrome and Being a New Coach with Kim Witten

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Today’s Open Door Conversation is with Kim Witten. She has a history of working in different fields and has gained wonderful experience from diverse occupations. Each one has taught her lessons and led her closer to her current passion, coaching for individuals and small organizations on the path to finding their more true selves.

With over 20 years of human-centered design experience, a Ph.D. in Sociolinguistics, and an accredited diploma in Transformational Coaching, her unique approach …

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EP 20: Check in With Your Goals Now

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 Creating goals is a wonderful habit for leaders. But are you keeping track and checking in on those goals? How often? Akua shares the simple 3 step process for checking in on your goals. Doing this regularly will help you hit the next level of success in your business.  

Without goals, you won’t have a compass to navigate your personal and professional life. Reflecting on your goals is a huge part of using this compass correctly. In this episode, Akua explains the 20-minute check-in she d…

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EP 19: #AskAkua Episode // Live Coaching Session to Gain Confidence With Negotiating

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Negotiation comes naturally to some and is quite uncomfortable for others. In this Ask Akua episode, she welcomes her client, Morgan. Morgan is the founder of Geometric, a handcrafted accessories and apparel brand in Ghana.  

Akua and Morgan walk through a coaching session to discuss negotiation conversations focusing on negotiations for startups and small businesses. In this real-time coaching session, you will hear Akua and Morgan get to the root of the negotiation troubles Morgan has ex…

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EP 18: Want to Make Better Decisions? Rest More

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Are you living for the weekends because it is your only time to rest? Maybe you can feel yourself burning out, yet you are still pushing yourself until your next scheduled vacation. Both of these behaviors lead to an unhealthy relationship with rest.  

In this episode, Akua walks you through the 7 different types of rest (yes, 7!) and examples of how you can practice them. As human beings, we should build rest into our daily schedules. By following Akua's strategies, looking inward, and pos…

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