S2 Episode 2: Defining Success on Your Own Terms

In today’s episode, I share how I discovered my definition of success throughout my career and what you can do to help you define (or redefine) success towards your journey to greatness.  I’m joined by guest Bobbie Carlton, Founder of Innovation Women, one of the world’s most successful online speaker’s bureau for women. as she shares her journey to greatness and weighs in on defining success on your own terms.

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More about Bobbie Carlton

Founder of Carlton PR & Marketing, Innovation Nights and Innovation Women, Bobbie has been called Boston’s Innovation Den Mother and the Startup Fairy Godmother. She’s an award-winning marketing, PR and social media professional. She speaks regularly on marketing, public speaking and women’s issues. Her humorous approach and fiery “let’s make something happen” brand is supported by the real world results she helps drive: 1200+ new products launched, $3B in funding, and 1000+ women speaking at conferences and events.

Currently a “parallel” entrepreneur (instead of a serial entrepreneur), Bobbie has spent the last 10 years building her own businesses as well as supporting client and community efforts. Previously, in addition to working with a number of Boston-area PR and marketing firms, she headed global PR at Cognos and PTC, both publicly-held enterprise software companies. In 2006 she switched gears, joining a startup focused on supporting self-esteem and positive role models for preteen girls through a social network and book series.

In 2010 she was called one of the “ten Bostonians who have done the most for the startup community”. She’s also received numerous professional awards: Marketing Sherpa Viral Campaign of the Year, several PRSA Silver Anvils, Mass High Tech All-star, Boston Business Journal Woman to Watch, PR News Gamechanger award and Boston’s “50 on Fire.”

S2 Episode 1: Science of Success

In today’s episode,  I share the top three things I learned over the last year during my podcast hiatus, highlight what you can expect for this upcoming season as well as in the future for this podcast relaunch.  We cover you can apply the lessons you will learn from this season theme,  the science of success. You might want to stick around to the end of this show because I have a surprise announcement!

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The MECE Muse Unplugged Season 2 Trailer


The MECE Muse Unplugged podcast has been relaunched after a year hiatus.  The podcast show now focuses on helping go-getters on their journey to greatness.  In 12 episodes, season 2 will focus on the Science of Success and this trailer highlights the following upcoming guests:

  • Bobbie Carlton: Founder of Innovation Women, one of the largest online women’s only speaking bureau
  • Bianca J Jackson: Owner of Brickrose Exchange, Baltimore’s premiere coworking space for creatives and social entrepreneurs
  • Mark Metry: Host of Humans 2.0, one of the world’s top podcast shows focused on celebrating humanity
  • Jessicah Pierre: Political Blogger and Founder of Queens Company, a community focused on empowering women of color
  • Ashley Pare: Founder of Own Your Worth, a negotiation advisory firm
  • Amanda Hennessey: Owner of Boston Public Speaks and San Diego Public Speaks, a public speaking training company

The first episode of season 2 drops on July 29, 2019.

Cultivate A Lasting, Loving Relationship with Jürgen Schemel

MECE 53 | Loving Relationship
Jürgen Schemel is an author & business strategist from Germany now based in Australia and relationship expert of Inspiring Relationships Expert. Jürgen is a mathematician and business analyst who says he has worked out the formula for a successful marriage.


Over the past 24 years, Jürgen realized that he and his wife are doing things differently in their marriage from others. Some of their behavior was conscious, some more on the unconscious level. And with more and more relationships all around the world deteriorating, Jürgen decided to bring his wisdom and coaching to the people.


He started his Inspiring Relationships only in January 2017, but already had so many discussions and sessions with people searching him out for advice and guidance. His mission is to inspire thousands of men yearly to stay in loving, respectful relationships.


In this episode, Jürgen shares perspectives and tips on how you can cultivate a loving relationship while juggling a demanding career.

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How To Work With People You Can’t Stand with Eric Williamson

MECE 52 | People You Can’t Stand

Eric Williamson is a nationally recognized keynote speaker, workshop trainer, and author of the book, “How to Work with Jerks: Getting stuff done with people you can’t stand.” He’s also a consultant focused on helping organizations strengthen relationships with colleagues and clients by creating an atmosphere where employees are engaged, valued, and developed into leaders.

Eric shares the backdrop of why he decided to write the book and how you too get stuff done working with people you can’t stand.

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