EP 16: A Candid Conversation with CEO Moms Madison Brown and Lane Simion

July 26, 2022

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You are listening to episode number 16 of “The Grace-Filled CEO” – today's episode is like being a fly on the wall with other CEO mamas over coffee. I am joined by my business besties, Madison Brown and Lane Simion, and we have a candid conversation about what it's like to run a business as moms and CEOs. Ever wondered how to juggle it all? Well… I can't say there is a magic formula, but I can say that grace is the only way. Hope you enjoy this episode!

I have an offer that I think could be so beneficial for you and your business. I offer one-on-one strategy sessions. There is no further commitment if you just feel like you need that one-on-one time to break through something in your business. In this call, we will dig into where your business stands today and where you want it to go. We will really dig into conflict areas, and places where you feel stuck or have concerns and work through some creative ways to overcome those obstacles. We will also think through the next steps for your business. You will leave the call with a recording, and an activation plan to get moving toward your goals! Head over to to book!

Learn more about Madison Brown

Madison Brown is the owner of Madison Dearly Bookkeeping. She works with brand + website designers to complete their monthly bookkeeping responsibilities. She enjoys watching her clients grow their profitability and confidence in their business finances, and make decisions based on real & accurate data instead of unpredictable emotions. She is a wife and a mama of two littles (Sadie Belle, 4 and Nolan, 2), and lives in Carver, Minnesota.

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Learn more about Lane Simion

Lane is the owner of Lane Creative Boutique, a marketing agency dedicated to helping female-owned small businesses with social media, content creation, email marketing and more! She lives in Texas with her husband and baby boy, Lucas.


Here is what we discussed on our call!

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0h 5m 13s
What is the hardest thing about running a business in this stage of life, with small kids at home?

0h 10m 20s
What is the best thing about running a business in this stage of life, with small kids at home?

0h 11m 52s
What do we want our kids to learn by watching us in business?

0h 15m 06s
What is something you really feel passionate about in your business?

0h 17m 29s
What is one piece of advice you would give a fellow mom about juggling life and business?

0h 19m 27s
What is a lesson you've learned that made a huge impact on how you run your biz today?

I hope you enjoyed this episode with Madison, Lane, and myself! We had a blast recording this, as you probably heard, and hope this encouraged you on your own CEO journey. I would love to hear what you think about the podcast! If you are able, please leave a review on Apple Podcasts! I would so appreciate it! Until next time, give yourself grace – you are doing better than you might think you are. Talk to you soon!

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