Making Moves Podcast | Corporate to Successful Entrepreneur

The Making Moves Podcast (with business guru's Seema Alexander & Kelly Lynn Adams) is dedicated to helping 9 to 5'ers, side hustlers & entrepreneurs go from following the rules to creating their own. Get ready to be exposed to weekly bite-size trainings and inspiration about business building, money making, mindset training, and so much more. You will hear from top entrepreneurs and influencers (in all industries) tell the good, the bad and the amazing of the journey from employee to entrepreneur. This is the place to learn more so that you can be, do and have more.
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Oct 30, 2016

Our guest today is Betsy Helmuth, owner and operator of Affordable Interior Design. She has designed over 1500 spaces including apartments in Argentina, a McDonalds in Brooklyn, and a mansion in India.

  • Betsy started out by working for free for Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’s Thom Filicia, while making a living as a bartender. This led to her becoming interested in having her own firm.
  • She reached out to Thom because it was something she wanted to do, but he came back to her and said he needed her help.
  • Sometimes when you see people on big platforms you think they’ve made it in different ways.  If anything, they are probably looking to grow and it’s a really good time to reach out.  
  • Once she got clarity, Betsy’s business grew from an idea to the six-figure mark in a couple of years.
  • Betsy didn’t know anything about SEO when she started blogging but she just kept writing all the time.
  • She would sit down at the beginning of the month and line them all up. She would come up with ideas for different days of the week. She would put a picture up and a couple sentences of what she thought about it.

If you’re going to do something, if you are going to maintain that consistency, then you have to get really passionate about it.  

Nurture your tribe. Put a lot of information out there but when you nurture your prospects and the people they become your tribe.

When you hire someone they are living your brand and you have such a specific trade, how did you manage the process?

I evaluated the way I work.  I have a very specific method for how I work.  It’s the same for every client that I have ever seen.  I do and say the same thing to each client.  So, I teach that to my designers.  Even though all my interior designers have all been to interior design school, unlike me.  Even though they have all worked as paid designers in the field, unlike me.  I also make them train for a month in my method.  So when you get an Affordable Interior Design designer, they are going to do all the steps that I do so that I know that every client is getting the exact same experience.  So, I had to distill this unpredictable design method into a very formulaic.  Which is how I like to work.  Freedom with in a form.  So I have a formula that I do every time and it works every time.

You can find Betsy Helmuth at:



Facebook: Affordable Interior Design.

Oct 24, 2016

Today we’re talking to Susan Vernicek, founder and CEO of Identity Magazine.  She’s an entrepreneur, motivational expert, speaker, and the author of the bestseller Get All A’s in the Game of Life.  Her missions is to provide women with opportunities to discover self-acceptance, appreciation, and achievement.

Identity Magazine is for women who want to read authentic stories.  It’s for women who feel that they want to go somewhere in life without feeling they have to change in any way.  It’s for women who want read about everyday women sharing the good, the bad, the ugly, sharing their personal stories, sharing their successes.  It’s for the woman who doesn’t want to read about diet fads and celebrity gossip.  It’s a place for women to feel supported and validated and that they are not alone.

In this episode Susan talks about:

  • Transitioning from her corporate job working for a medical company.
  • The sacrifices she was willing to make, taking up soccer coaching and bartending to keep herself and her business financially afloat.
  • How she actually worked closely with her boss to slowly transition from her 9 to 5 job to working completely on her own.
  • The small office she paid $200 per month for when she first started.
  • How she leveraged her unemployment payments to help her business grow.
  • How she scheduled her week, working seven days to make ends meet.
  • Going from an advertising focus to learning new methods of monetization.
  • Wondering what was next for the magazine at one point, leading her into her most creative growth.
  • How she took two years of content and created her first book to increase sales.
  • How that first book led her create new financial platforms through speaking and hosting workshops.
  • The question she asked that would launch the beginning of her journey to authoring a bestselling book.
  • What other books inspired her own.
  • How she wanted a book that would be a piece of validation and empowerment for the crazy journey of being an entrepreneur.
  • How she plans to produce more books for single mothers, divorcees, college peers, caretakers, etc.
  • The last ten years of her business and what she looks forward to in the future, including this year’s conference called The Retreat.
  • The possible re-brand of Identity Magazine.
  • The advice she believes every transitioner should know about sacrifice and being willing to do what it takes to succeed and go after their dreams.
  • How she believes we should all focus on our own journey and experiences, not comparing ourselves to others, only using their stories as inspiration and guidance.
  • Where she finds her inspiration to continue her journey even after attaining a measure of success.


If you would like to connect with Susan, the best way to find her is at her magazine website:  

If you have a story of your own to tell, you are encouraged to submit it to the magazine.

Oct 17, 2016

We’re so excited to have Jenn Scalia today with us as our guest, to share with us her entrepreneurship journey and the valuable skills in creating a 7-figure business. She is a visibility strategist for entrepreneurs who want to make an impact. Known for her tough love, no BS style, she helps entrepreneurs to overhaul their biggest fears and empower them to share their message with the world.


Jenn is the coach that has been through what you have been through, but she has successfully snapped out of it and went from rock-bottom to creating a 7-figure business within 3 years. And now she’s here to help others to achieve the same.


Today's episode with Jenn is filled with golden nuggets! We have touched on so many areas relating to business, entrepreneurship and coaching, including:


Her back story and what triggered her to make the move.

The key to her success in creating a 7-figure business within just 3 years.

The doubts and resistances that she faced throughout her entrepreneurship journey, especially during the initial stages of her business.

How hiring a coach completely changed the way she deal with her business.

The 3 main things that she believed sky-rocketed her business.

What she thinks is the best coaching business model for people to start off with.

What are her thoughts and suggestions on generating Passive Income, or she prefers calling it Leveraged Income.

When exactly is the right time for one to create a membership site.

Useful tips on how to build and eventually grow a list of followers with high engagement rate.

Her opinions on outsourcing during the initial stages of a business.

The importance of creating massive values for your clients or potential clients.

How having the correct mindset and alignment can have huge impact on your business. She also shares what inspires her and keeps her mindset on track.

Her advise to those who plan to or have just made the leap into the world of entrepreneurship.

The common misconceptions among new coaches.

Her recommendations on the issue of pricing and her take on certifications for coaches.

The top tools and resources for business owners.


If you are interested in finding out more about Jenn and her coaching services, please visit her website at


Plus, good news for our listeners! Jenn is kind enough to give our listeners a special gift - "Six Figure Success Mindset Mini Course”, where she shares the mindset hacks that she used to achieve her success and the mindset shifts that can unlock one’s unlimited earning potential. Find out more about it at!