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Welcome to the Courageous Entrepreneur Show. This is the show that shares information and inspiration to help you break free from self-doubt, limiting beliefs, and disempowering patterns and break through to create the thriving, successful business you dream of and deserve.
The show features interviews with entrepreneurs who’ve overcome amazing challenges to create success on their terms and experts who share insight and practical information to help you move forward with courage, confidence, and clarity so you – the introverted, mission-driven entrepreneur — consistently reach your biggest goals.
As a mission driven solo professional or micro-firm owner I’m sure you’re always looking for ways to get your message out easier, faster, and to an audience of people you know are interested in and even passionate about the same things you are. And it’s likely you’ve heard and maybe even already experienced the power of social networking groups to build community and to grow a business.
In this episode leading expert Geriann Wiesbrook is going to talk about Facebook groups and share tips for growing and strengthening one.
Lots of people call themselves experts on the subject of using Facebook and building a group on Facebook but very very few are actually recognized as a community leader by Facebook itself.
Geriann is a Fellow in the Facebook Community Leadership program. This means she’s one of the top 115 group leaders on Facebook and she was selected from a pool of over 6000.
She’s been repeatedly recognized by Facebook since 2017 when she was invited to the first Facebook Communities Summit and became a member of the leadership team for a Facebook run, invitation-only leadership group. She is featured in training videos Facebook created and she participated in a round table on group and small business tools for growth with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandburg. Geri is also a frequent speaker at Facebook Leadership Circles in Chicago.
Geriann is the founder of Military Mama Network which started as a group on Facebook and is now a 501c organization. The group started in 2013 after Geriann recognized the needs of her Army recruit son and other US military members. MMN has grown to provide support to US troops and their families and maintains the Military Mama Network Facebook community.
MMN has a presence in all 50 states and chapters in several states. Their goal is to have chapters in all 50 states, enabling them to continue to serve our troops and veterans in a swift but personal manner
Remember my guests and I aren’t giving you specific business advice. The information we’re sharing is for educational and entertainment purposes only. If you need help be sure to seek out a trained professional whether it’s a financial advisor, tax professional, business building expert, or healthcare provider.
Listen in as Geriann:
- Dispels some common myths about members of the military and explains the needs they often have that go unmet
- Talks about the evolution of the group and how the work has grown to support the military member through basic training through deployment and release as well as how they support families.
- Discusses the challenges women face to own their expertise, recognize themselves as leaders, and step into their power
- Shares why she feels a group may not be right for every business
- Explains why a group’s culture is important and how you can focus on consciously creating the kind of group you want
You’ll want to listen to this with a notepad handy because Geriann tosses out super tips throughout our conversation.
As always, listen all the way to the end where I’ll share your cocktail exercise and action step for this episode.
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Geriann on social media (other than Facebook)
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