Episode 52: Setting Yourself Up For Embarrassment = Success with Maureen Stockton

Episode Overview

Entrepreneurs need to solve problems to grow their business and brand. Inventors are the masters of finding solutions to everyday problems. Our guest today just happens to be both.

Maureen Stockton shares the story of bringing her idea of a revolutionary shoe-shaper, specifically for women, to market. Her road there was a long one, with roadblocks and challenges. But her use of positivity, persistence, and fear of embarrassment drove her success.

About Today’s Guest

Maureen’s background spans the video game and toy industry, computer software and real estate. She is now the founder of Formé. Her nearly 25 years of experience as a designer, inventor and entrepreneur, is allowing women to put their best foot forward – in incredibly comfortable shoes.


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On today’s podcast…

6:20 – How to sneak alcohol successfully

10:37 – The inspiration of invention

11:55 – Being an inventor is like being a mom

13:10 – Meet Eddie. Not the nerdiest person you’ve ever met

16:50 – External milestone keeper

25:10 – But then I ran out of money

26:07 – John Favreau saves the day

32:08 – Celebrate the milestones – YAY20

33:56 – F#*% me I look good!

37:23 – A woman named Matt

41:41- Business is hard (But so is everything else)

51:28 – Overcoming insecurity

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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. 

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