Episode 12: Beauty, Bullying & Business with Golf Pro Paige Spiranac
Do you ever feel like an outsider, like you don’t belong? Ever been bullied?
This week’s guest is Paige Spiranac. Despite becoming a famous golf pro, rising media personality and anti-bullying advocate, she has felt the pain that comes with feeling different her entire life. In this episode, she teaches us how she recently learned to step back and embrace who she is and how she looks, despite what others say. Even in today’s male-dominated professional world of golf, Paige deals with bullying and negativity every day.
People are going to judge you regardless but it’s really about how you judge yourself. She shares her insights and experiences with overcoming bullying in business and how it applies to beauty, how you look and its effect on your performance.
About Today’s Guest
Paige is no stranger to being bullied and body shamed based on how she looks, which makes her intensely passionate about doing her part to stop bullying, especially cyber bullying and online hate. She’s an official ambassador for the Cyber Smile Foundation and often speaks out about her many experiences of being bullied throughout her childhood, college and Golf Career. She also focuses on encouraging women to be themselves and fight for what they believe and to embrace their true calling in life through hosting events and clinics, supporting other young women and posting inspirational messages. Paige hopes to help women not only discover the game of golf but to also feel empowered to achieve their wildest dreams.
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On today’s podcast…
07:40 – Paige is an advocate for Cybersmile – an anti bullying group.
10:23 – How did she come to a place of such confidence in all of this negativity?
13:09 – Being vulnerable in the public eye
14:10 – What keeps Paige motivated and confident?
20:20 – The dress code double-standard.
22:09 – Who is driving the change for more restriction most in the LPGA, men or women?
26:57 – Do we ever just say, “Good for her!”?
27:18 – How do you overcome “girl on girl” hate?
30:31 – If you wouldn’t say it to their face, then don’t say it at all.
35:00 – Building up instead of tearing down.
38:03 – How does a beautiful person, a beautiful woman, get people to recognize their talent and look past the beauty?
41:44 – Do you show up in what makes you feel good?
45:00 – Downplaying yourself and your appearance can hinder performance.
47:03 – Give yourself some props!
49:09 – Compliments may be all you need to close the deal.
52:57 – Why do you think some women would take offense to a compliment from a man?
56:24 – Compliments have to come from a genuine place.
More about Gina
Gina Trimarco is CEO/Founder of Pivot10 Results (training and strategy company) and Carolina Improv Company (comedy club and school). She has 25+ years of experience in marketing, sales, operations and people training. Gina combines street smarts and improv comedy skills with her experience in the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds, which sets her apart from her competition. A true Chicago city girl, her much older father trained her in sales starting at the age of 10, working in flea markets.
More about Rachel
Rachel Tipton is a Mom, Realtor, Author, and Creator of The Closing Curve, a new real estate software focused on enhancing the buyer experience. With a background in show business, her motto is: Entertain. Inform. Inspire. Find Rachel on social media as RachelonRealEstate, at www.rachelonrealestate.com and www.theclosingcurve.com and pick up her book, The Gift of Wreckage on Amazon
More about Keith Walters
As Managing Principal of Walters Dev Group, LLC, Keith currently assists companies via board and advisory roles. Keith has spent more than 30 years using a strong entrepreneurial focus to lead, advise and grow very successful businesses. His focus on operational excellence brings stability into organizations he leads and guides. Through a unique management system focused on company growth and strong culture development Keith helps build businesses that are true talent magnets.
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