Make Better Decisions Around Business and Speaking Opportunities with Danielle Hayden [Goals & Planning Series]: Podcast Ep. 204

Make Better Decisions Around Business and Speaking Opportunities with Danielle Hayden [Goals & Planning Series]: Podcast Ep. 204 | Speaking Your Brand

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How can we create a decision-making filter to determine which opportunities to say ‘yes’ to and which to say ‘no’ to?

If you are newer in your business and/or with speaking, it can be very beneficial to say ‘yes’ to a lot of opportunities because it provides you with experience and with data for future decision making.

Then, as we get further along in our businesses and in our speaking careers, we inevitably get more and more invitations and opportunities.

My guest today is Danielle Hayden, who is the founder of Kickstart Accounting, Inc. where she and her team help business owners with bookkeeping, financial analysis, and education.

Danielle and I talk about:

  • Decision-making filters to help you decide what opportunities to say ‘yes’ and ‘no’ to
  • Identifying the goal you have for a speaking engagement
  • Determining if that particular audience is the best one for you
  • Tracking metrics beyond dollars (so important)
  • When an entrepreneur should hire a bookkeeper and CPA
  • The framework Danielle uses with her clients

This episode is part of our Goals & Planning series.

About My Guest: Danielle Hayden is a reformed corporate CFO (chief financial officer) who is on a mission to help rule-breaking female entrepreneurs understand their numbers so they can gain the confidence needed to create sustainable profits. After spending 10+ years in the boardroom as a corporate finance officer, Danielle is now in her sweet spot as the co-owner of Kickstart Accounting, Inc. where she helps business owners with bookkeeping, financial analysis, and education and as the author of the Profit Planner book series. When Danielle isn’t crunching numbers on her clients’ behalf or crafting the next iteration of the Profit Planner, you can find her hanging with her two kids as she inspires them to lead their fullest lives or doing any and almost every fitness-related activity ranging from Spartan races to pilates.

About Us: The Speaking Your Brand podcast is hosted by Carol Cox. At Speaking Your Brand, we help women entrepreneurs and professionals create their signature talks and gain more visibility to achieve their goals. Our mission is to get more women in positions of influence and power: on stages, in businesses, on boards, in the media, in politics, and in our communities. Check out our coaching programs at



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