Episode 37: Be Bold in Your Ask with Melissa Lamson and Kimberly Mylls of RecreateNow.org
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Melissa Lamson is an executive coach, author of six books, and speaker who has worked on projects in over 40 countries. She has built and run companies both in Europe and the US. For over 20 years she has developed leadership strategy, designed and taught leadership programs for companies like 3M, IKEA, Linkedin, MTV and Space X. Melissa's signature program for women leaders was the most highly attended program at SAP for 10 years. Melissa has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune and Forbes. She is a former columnist for Inc. Magazine. She sits on the board of Girls in Tech and the ASU Art Museum.

Kimberly Mylls spent over 20 years in marketing and advertising as a publisher and Regional Sales Director. A serial entrepreneur at heart, Kimberly left the corporate world, co-authored her own book, and at the same time, rose to the top of a network marketing company. She is a certified leadership coach, trainer and speaker and has coached hundreds of women to start their own businesses. She's a master at creating high-quality events, building online brands, and starting companies. Additionally, Kimberly is co-founder of a non-profit for kids, and co-hosts the popular podcast, Kiss Corporate Goodbye. She is a mentor for the national organization Seed Spot and contributing writer to several books.

In this episode…

In asking, the anticipation of the answer makes you more nervous than the ask itself. Kim Mylls and Melissa Lamson of RecreateNow.org are all too familiar as this was true in their scary ask getting RecreateNow to where it is today. They also quickly learned that one ask can have a compounding effect.

When you find someone with whom you develop a deep relationship it allows for the big ask to be less fear-based.

Let those you are asking get to know you. Let them see how you are thinking beyond yourself and your inner circle. Open conversations with investors lead to greater possibilities. 

Listen for more on how to be bolder in how you act with the world.

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