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Wonder Women Entrepreneurs! This is the place to join conversations with thought leaders who amaze, astonish and inspire you. Listen each week as entrepreneur and host Kalika Yap explores the challenges, wisdom and breakthroughs of extraordinary people. (An Entrepreneurs’ Organization production)

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Lisa Sugar, cofounder of POPSUGAR
Toni Ko, founder of NYX Cosmetics
Devin Alexander, celebrity chef and nutrition expert who appears on "The Biggest Loser"

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Oct 12, 2023

Shaun Pennington is an entrepreneur, investor, inventor, father, and soon-to-be certified life coach with the Academy for Coaching Excellence (ACE). Shaun is the CEO of Diamond Mattress, a family-owned bedding producer and supplier in California. With more than 20 years of experience in this industry, Shaun has been recognized as a rising star and leader. He also has three patents and 10 trademarks under his belt. Listen in as Shaun talks about growing business, the importance of coaching, and how he handles the obstacles that are presented in entrepreneurship and in life.

Timestamped show notes
01:53 - Maximizing potential
03:34 - Foundations for success
05:22 - Personal compass
06:45 - Academy for Coaching Excellence
07:45 - Resetting
09:52 - Shaun’s Recommended Reading
14:48 - Willingness
16:13 - Shaun’s upcoming plans
18:50 - Mindfulness and meditation
21:24 - Asking for help
26:51 - Advice for entrepreneurs
35:51 - Going through crises
40:06 - Silent retreats
47:36 - Reaching out

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