This is episode 29 of the Pam Sowder Podcast, with your host, Pam Sowder! Pam has over 2 decades of field and corporate experience and was voted one of the most influential women in direct selling. She helps match the daily needs of distributors to everyday life challenges.


In today’s episode, Maribeth Dodd, a Field Development Regional with It Works, joins Pam and asks her some questions that many listeners have been waiting to get her take on. They also have a group of strong, passionate Presidential Diamonds joining them to listen in and hear all of the juicy details of today’s episode!


Pam covers a wide range of topics in this episode, including her best leadership practices, her tips on the most effective ways to cast visions to your team (as well as potentials), some of the biggest downfalls and mistakes rookies tend to make when getting started, and what layered leadership looks like when put into practice. Pam also talks about how she would get started with It Works and climb her way back to the top if she had to have a completely fresh start; what a sustainable model looks like in terms of balancing work, children, and a husband; and some of her favorite books and podcasts!


This episode is jam-packed with tons of great info, so tune in to get the full scoop!


Key Takeaways

[:40] About today’s episode.

[1:40] Mary kicks off this show with her first question: what does a sustainable model look like in terms of balancing work, kids, and a relationship?

[11:55] Someone from today’s group asks a question of Pam: What does it look like for Pam with juggling her growth in leadership and taking care of/leading her team?

[17:03] What layered leadership is and what it looks like when put into practice.

[23:55] If Pam were to start fresh with It Works, how would she go about getting started and climbing her way back to the top?

[29:17] Pam outlines some of the biggest downfalls and mistakes beginners tend to make.

[32:44] Pam shares tips with the group on really effective ways to cast visions with your team as well as potentials.

[40:50] Pam’s best self-development practices and favorite books and podcasts.

[48:48] An action plan to get through the next couple of weeks leading into the upcoming It Works conference.


Mentioned in this Episode

It Works

Maribeths Instagram

Maribeths Facebook


Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen, by Donald Miller

John Maxwells Amazon book page

Jim Rohns Amazon book page

Jim Rohn on Youtube

Tony Robbins

Gary Vee

The Influencer Podcast

RISE Podcast (with Rachel Hollis)

Rachel Hollis Amazon book page

Joel Osteen

Dr. Caroline Leaf


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