Voted Least Likely

Do you feel alone in your struggle? Do you feel like you know there is something special in you to give, but you feel stuck? Do you feel like the least likely person to be able to succeed? Ya, me too. The good news? You’re in the right place. Welcome to the Voted Least Likely Podcast. I’m Leah, and I’ll be your host on this messy trip. I am a high school drop out who accidentally became an entrepreneur (aka: a certified ”Failure Expert”). When starting my jewellery business Leah Yard Designs, I struggled to find peers in the industry I could relate to. I felt completely alone and was tired of hearing entrepreneurial stories where everything seemed to ”fall into place” at the right time. Because starting something new? Building a business? It’s messy, heartbreaking, and often embarrassing. After failing over and over, I finally stumbled my way into success. But I’m not here to tell you how to be successful. I started the Voted Least Likely Podcast to share stories of failure, and demystify what it really means to be successful so YOU don’t feel alone. Welcome to the Voted Least Likely Podcast, I hope you didn’t get dressed up for this ;) Website: www.leahyard.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leahyard/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@leahyard

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3 days ago

This week I'm sharing my chat with Kelsey Reidl, a marketing coach, tech-savvy business woman, and host of the Visionary Life Podcast
In this episode we chatted all about the importance of staying consistent, making intuitive decisions, and building a life that fires you UP instead of burning you OUT.I absolutely adore this woman. She is exactly how she sounds: authentic, passionate, and community-focused (in fact, right after we finished recording she asked me how she could continue to support my business journey-- she is a true cheerleader!)We definitely hit it off, so much so that I made her promise to have a drink with me over a plate of nachos next time she's on the West Coast ;)I can't wait for you to learn and be inspired by her expert insights. About Kelsey: Kelsey Reidl is a Marketing Coach with a special interest in Social Media Growth, Authentic Relationship-Building, and Experiential Marketing Strategies.
After a decade working in Business Development & Marketing Roles for some of Canada’s Top Health Food Brands, Kelsey decided to leave the corporate world so that she could work with Small Businesses and help them get REALLY good at marketing in order to connect with more clients and generate more cash.
Using the innovative online marketing methods of today, while never forgetting about time-honoured principles that continue to prove successful, Kelsey helps her clients to create their Marketing Playbooks, filled with unique strategies that drive business results. 
Through her courses, coaching, and her Top Business Podcast, she inspires entrepreneurs to challenge the status quo, connect with customers in creative ways, and to never settle for mediocre marketing campaigns.
Kelsey lives in Ontario, Canadia with her husband and rescue pup, Abby. She loves to explore the world in search of the best coffee shops, the most stunning nature, and the wildest experiences (sleeping in the Sahara, mountain biking through canyons, and heli-skiing in Switzerland are some of her best memories!)
Find Kelsey on IG: https://instagram.com/kelseyreidl/
Website: https://kelseyreidl.com/
Learn more about the Voted Least Likely Podcast here:www.leahyard.comIG: @leahyardTikTok: @leahyard
Our sponsor is our very own jewellery brand: Leah Yard Designs
5% of all profits are donated to the Downtown Eastside Women's Center. Shop the full collection of demi-fine jewellery at: www.leahyarddesigns.com
IG: @leahyarddesigns
TikTok @leahyarddesigns

Wednesday Jan 25, 2023

Collaborating is a huge part of how I grow my business. Its also how I learn new ideas, stay relevant and inspired, and build connections.
But they can go really wrong. And though I am lucky that I have had the honour to team up with some incredible brands and influencers, there have been partnerships that fell apart last minute, and projects that never made the deadline.
So today I thought I would share the top three things I have learned from failed collaborations.
Learn more about the Voted Least Likely Podcast here:www.leahyard.comIG: @leahyardTikTok: @leahyard
Our sponsor is our very own jewellery brand: Leah Yard Designs
5% of all profits are donated to the Downtown Eastside Women's Center. Shop the full collection of demi-fine jewellery at: www.leahyarddesigns.com
IG: @leahyarddesigns
TikTok @leahyarddesigns

Wednesday Jan 18, 2023

This week I'm speaking with Licia Tobias, owner of LVT Agency, a wholesale agency in Toronto.In this episode Licia talks about how she had to pivot her business during COVID, the importance of being empathetic during difficult times, and the power of relationship building in business.Licia's consistency, dedication, and resiliency not only pulled her through a challenging time, it allowed her business to flourish on the other side.I am honoured to share her wisdom on the Voted Least Likely Podcast.Connect with Licia here: @lvtagency
Learn more about the Voted Least Likely Podcast here:www.leahyard.comIG: @leahyardTikTok: @leahyard
Our sponsor is our very own jewellery brand: Leah Yard Designs
5% of all profits are donated to the Downtown Eastside Women's Center. Shop the full collection of demi-fine jewellery at: www.leahyarddesigns.com
IG: @leahyarddesigns
TikTok @leahyarddesigns

Wednesday Jan 11, 2023

I came across a blog post in online Success magazine by Michael Pietrzak about new year resolutions and why they fail.
 
It was called: “Beyond Resolutions, The Complete Guide to achieving your new years goals” (you can read the full blog here)
 
The article had a step by step process to plan out the next year. It was so well done and thoughtfully written.
I have streamlined Michael’s steps to make them work for me, and I wanted to take you through how I am setting myself up for the new year.
Learn more here:www.leahyard.comIG: @leahyardTikTok: @leahyard
Our sponsor is our very own jewellery brand: Leah Yard Designs
5% of all profits are donated to the Downtown Eastside Women's Center. Shop the full collection of demi-fine jewellery at: www.leahyarddesigns.com
IG: @leahyarddesigns
TikTok @leahyarddesigns

Wednesday Jan 04, 2023

Happy New Year!Every fresh start begins with a look back over what worked, and what didn't.I'll be honest, 2022 was tough. Both personally and professionally, last year pushed me to my max.But I did gain some valuable lessons. And even though a few of these were things I thought I already knew-- it never hurts to have a refresher ;)Tune in to hear what I had to re-learn in 2022, and what I am taking with me as we kick off a new year.
Want more behind the scenes? Follow along here:www.leahyard.comIG: @leahyardTikTok: @leahyard
Our sponsor is our very own jewellery brand: Leah Yard Designs
5% of all profits are donated to the Downtown Eastside Women's Center. Shop the full collection of demi-fine jewellery at: www.leahyarddesigns.com
IG: @leahyarddesigns
TikTok @leahyarddesigns

Wednesday Dec 14, 2022

Happy Holidays!
I'm taking the next two weeks off from publishing and getting ready for our relaunch in 2023. I already have some amazing guests booked for the new year, I can't wait to share their stories with you.
A huge thank-you to everyone who tuned in this year. I am so grateful for the encouragement. Sending you lots of love!
-Leah, xo
Want more behind the scenes? Follow along here:www.leahyard.comIG: @leahyardTikTok: @leahyard
Our sponsor is our very own jewellery brand: Leah Yard Designs
5% of all profits are donated to the Downtown Eastside Women's Center. Shop the full collection of demi-fine jewellery at: www.leahyarddesigns.com
IG: @leahyarddesigns
TikTok @leahyarddesigns

Wednesday Dec 07, 2022


Several years ago I was scrolling on IG and came across an account. Instantly I felt welcomed. In the fashion and beauty space it's a fine line to create inspirational content while fostering community. Dominique Baker is one of those influencers who creates content FOR her audience.
 
Over the last few years I have watched her overcome obstacles with grace, uplift others, and remain open and vulnerable. After being cancelled and viciously attacked online, she not only bounced back, but bounced back STRONGER.
 
Her story is inspiring, and truly a masterclass in resiliency. 
 
I am so honoured to know her, watch her thrive, and share her story on the Voted Least Likely Podcast.
Follow Dominique on IG: @dominique.bakerTikTok: @dominiquebakerofficialYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4XE5PLJZYqMkYaQv0eQlvA
www.styledomination.com
 
Our sponsor is our very own jewellery brand: Leah Yard Designs
5% of all profits are donated to the Downtown Eastside Women's Center. Shop the full collection of demi-fine jewellery at: www.leahyarddesigns.com
IG: @leahyarddesigns
TikTok @leahyarddesigns
 
 

Wednesday Nov 30, 2022

When I decided to start this show, I came to terms with the fact that I wasn’t going to be good at it for a while.
That’s ultimately what we are doing when we start something new: we are admitting we’re going to likely be bad at something for a while, with the hope of getting GOOD over time.
I am 4 months in, and here’s what I have learned so far.
www.leahyard.comIG: @leahyardTikTok: @leahyard
Our sponsor is our very own jewellery brand: Leah Yard Designs
5% of all profits are donated to the Downtown Eastside Women's Center. Shop the full collection of demi-fine jewellery at: www.leahyarddesigns.com
IG: @leahyarddesigns
TikTok @leahyarddesigns

Wednesday Nov 23, 2022

Remember how far you’ve come.As we tackle the final stretch of 2022 it’s easy to get overwhelmed.But you’ve done so much already.Remember that struggle you overcame? Remember the heartbreak you thought you’d never survive? Remember that time you felt nervous but you showed up anyways?You have made it so far. Don’t let some fictional timeline like *December 31st* make you doubt yourself.You’re right on track❤️This week on the Voted Least Likely Podcast I’m letting you in on a few changes I have made BEFORE the new year strikes.Tune in to hear how I’m taking back control🎧
www.leahyard.comIG: @leahyardTikTok: @leahyard
Our sponsor is our very own jewellery brand: Leah Yard Designs
5% of all profits are donated to the Downtown Eastside Women's Center. Shop the full collection of demi-fine jewellery at: www.leahyarddesigns.com
IG: @leahyarddesigns
TikTok @leahyarddesigns
 

Wednesday Nov 16, 2022


This week I had the honour to chat with Lindsay Dent, founder of Pink Crown Creative. We chatted about taking the leap from corporate to entrepreneurship, how to assess your business when it's no longer bringing you joy, and the importance prioritizing your mental health.
 
I am so grateful for Lindsay's openness and vulnerability. This conversation is an important one as we head into the final stretch of the year. It also serves as an important reminder to check on the people in your life.
 
Three things we cover in this episode:
 
#1: Taking the Leap
How do you know when you're ready to quit your job?
 
#2: Pivoting
How to face the hard truth about your business when it is no longer serving you.
 
#3: Setting Boundaries
Lindsay shares simple ways she took control of her time, and made her business work FOR her.
Connect with Lindsay here:
Pink Crown Create: www.pinkcrowncreative.com
 
Lindsay On IG: https://www.instagram.com/_lindsaydent/
 
Pink Crown Creative IG: https://www.instagram.com/pinkcrowncreative
 
Lindsay's Podcast IG "Have you met her yet?" https://www.instagram.com/haveyoumetheryetpodcast
 
Lindsay's Podcast IG "Have you met her yet?"
https://haveyoumetheryetpodcast.buzzsprout.com
 
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsay-dent

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