We’ve all experienced a break-up or two that left us with a little more than a broken heart. Maybe a pound or two from our break up Netflix binge, a stuffed animal from your first date, or a promise ring that turned out to be nothing but empty promises. If this is all too familiar, you may want to tune into today’s show, with your host, Jenny Powers, while she interviews the founder of “Never Liked it Anyway”, author of “The Men Project”, and the badass of breakups, Annabel Acton.
Listen in as Annabel and Jenny discuss:
Connect with Annabel:
Jean Brownhill founded Sweeten (as in "home, sweet home") in 2011 after a maddening attempt at renovating her own Brooklyn townhouse. Contractors in the network must meet a high standard and are accountable to get the work done right.
Sweeten is a free service that matches homeowners with general contractors. Jean is a trained architect and she’s figured out how to turn her skills into a much-needed service for homeowners.
Listen as Jean and Jenny discuss:
Gretchen Rubin’s Happier Project Podcast
Positive Intelligence, by Shirzad Chamine
Asana for project management
Connect with Jean and Sweeten - www.sweeten.com
Have you every wondered who cleans up after a homicide or suicide? Does the police department take care of that? Who cleans up after a drug bust in a meth lab? Somebody has to do it, right? Truth is, clean up is the responsibility of the property owner. So, where would someone turn to clean up a contaminated mess? There are people specially trained to clean up a scene like this.
Laura Spaulding Koppel is our guest today and she is that specialist! Laura is the Founder of Spaulding Decon. After serving in both the Army and law enforcement, she has cornered the market in a recession proof industry. Laura has seen things we have only seen in movies. In 2005, she opened the first nationally franchised company to offers decontamination services, which includes crime scene, hoarding, and meth lab cleanup throughout the United States. Let's listen and learn how Laura thrives on bringing order to chaos.
What you'll hear in this episode:
* Thoroughly vetting potential franchisees
* Personal, in-house training
Having trouble coping with adulthood? Ever wish you could go back and be a kid again? Remember what is was like having a nap time and a snack time? How about being able to dress up and pretend you could be a princess or a cowboy? These might not be as far out of reach as you might think.
Today's guest is the magical Michelle Joni. Michelle is the brain behind Preschool Mastermind, Skipping Club, and much more. I first met Michelle at a dress rehearsal and was instantly captivated as soon as she spoke. She's with us today to help us remember how to go back to the basics and capture our childlike innocence again.
In this episode you will hear:
Michelle's Site- http://michellejoni.com
Beatle fans fest- http://www.thefest.com
Jenny Powers, Chief Broad and entrepreneur, gets down and dirty with Stacy Tuschl. In this, no holds barred interview, Stacy shares with us her journey to entrepreneurship with a 7 figure income. Stacy started her own business as a teenager, incorporated in her 20’s, and now runs several successful businesses. She is also best-selling author of Is Your Business Worth Saving. So, buckle up and lets get started.
Do you toss and turn at night over an expense or wondering if you’ll ever find the right hire? Do you wonder if your business is even worth saving? Sit down and turn it up as we hear Stacy tell us how she built her business empire.
What you’ll hear in this episode:
* Have crystal clear expectations
* Have very clear deadlines
* Have a system for accountability
* Read positive books
* Surround yourself with positive people
* Listen to podcasts
Interested in attending Stacy's live event in April, visit her site now for more details https://
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If you ever need the perfect space to get some work done, or to bring a group of people together, or for any reason at all, listen in to today's episode of Broadcast, with guest, Caterina Rizzi, co-founder of Breather, a network of beautiful, inspiring workspaces, currently available in 10 cities across the USA and Canada and now, in London too, to make it easier for you!
Twenty years ago, Caterina was working as a salesperson at a department store in Canada. Today, she is the co-founder of Breather, an on-demand professional workspace community. Breather currently has three hundred and thirteen spaces, available for off sites, team meetings, client meetings, small events or whatever else you may need.
Today, Caterina talks to Jenny about:
Caterina's website: www.breather.com
Caterina on Twitter: @breather
My guest today is Raegan Moya-Jones, an Australian native and now, New Yorker. After the birth of her first child, she looked everywhere for the breathable muslin swaddle blankets that were common in her homeland. This lack led her to be the co-founder and CEO of Aden & Anais. Raegan is now the mother of four daughters and is busy running a company worth multiple millions, but the idea was born at her kitchen table in 2003. Join me to hear her incredible story!
What you’ll hear in this episode:
Carrie, the CEO of Likeable Media, studied Marketing and Advertising Communication at Emerson College. She is also the host of All the Social Ladies Podcast. Likeable Media provides “social insights to develop and promote digital branded content that generates business results.”
It was 2013 and Megan had a little sister who needed to wear a bra for girls but was offered the bras for women. They found only padded, push up bras with wiring. It was the time when she realized that the market needed comfortable, age-appropriate bras for teens.
That was when she thought of setting up her own company, Yellowberry using her savings. She was only 17 then, was a busy high school junior and a nationally ranked competitive skier. She also launched a Kickstarter campaign that raised $41,795 and she began manufacturing and shipping bras.
Media around the country picked up on Megan’s story—Fortune magazine, Fast Company, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, Good Morning America, The Today Show and others.
She was selected as one of TIME Magazine’s 25 Most Influential Teens in 2014. Huffington Post named her one of the 14 Most Fearless Teens in 2014. In 2015, Megan was named one of the 24 Millennials to Watch by Yahoo.
She has been featured on the TODAY Show, The New York Times, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, Forbes Magazine, Seventeen and Teen Vogue.
She served as a member of the Barbie Global Advisory Board in 2015. She is a recipient of the 2016 Thiel Fellowship Grant and was named to the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Retail and Ecommerce.
Jessica Rhodes, founder and CEO of Interview Connections, is our guest today! She shares a wealth of information for business success with us. Jessica is a regular speaker at Dream Business Academy and has shared the stage with dozens of top podcasters at Podcast Movement and Podcast New England.
Jessica's website : http://www.jessicarhodes.biz/tag/podcasting/
2nd Website: http://www.interviewconnections.com/
Broadcast Resource Center: http://www.running-with-heels.com/broadcast/
Afrin Kahn is our guest today. She’s the Co- Founder of Red Elephant event planning company. After losing her possessions in Hurricane Sandy, and having to re-invent her business, she began speaking everywhere she could and gained a quick following and tons of clients. Red Elephant works to make great live events for entrepreneurs and they also provide training for Speakers. She made her husband her business partner and the rest is history.
Listen as Afrin also discusses:
Afrin's Favorite Tool:
Trip It - the travel app
Connect with Afrin:
www.redelephantinc.com - get a free speaker checklist before you take the stage!
This week brings to us an inspiration in the form of Craft Street Design owner Pratima Aravabhoomi. She was once was an Apple consultant. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Design from Portfolio Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to 2007, she was in a bad, pre-arranged marriage and was depressed and on the verge of being an alcoholic when an inspirational quote on the wall suddenly jolted her mind to normalcy. Listen to her talk about her story of success and motivation.
Broads, have I got a treat for you today! The confident, powerful and inspiring Precious Williams is on the show today. She’s amazing - just listen to the interview to find out. She doesn’t just show up, she comes to slay! Precious has lots of things going on business wise and she is here to lend you a little bit of confidence so you can go out and slay your business!
Here’s a little bit about Precious Williams:
Precious L. Williams, Esq., is an unstoppable full figured diva on a mission: to celebrate the beauty of curvy women in all that she does.
As an African American woman who was once a size 28, Precious was often not able to find sexy and stylish lingerie that fit her curves. Although she had a red-hot romance with a well-known actor, Precious knew, from experience, that society and big box stores often ignored or dismissed women with a little bit more meat on their bones.
Frustrated, but far from intimidated with her limited lingerie options, Precious decided to createCurvy Girlz Lingerie, a dynamic intimate apparel brand that caters to her fellow plus size fashionistas. Her goal is to make Curvy Girlz Lingerie, LLC the #1 lingerie destination for curvy women.
Precious, Curvy Girlz Lingerie, LLC’s visionary Founder and CEO, is also a successful New York based attorney, teacher, mentor and motivational speaker. She is a Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude graduate of Spelman College and Rutgers School of Law-Newark.
A gifted orator and an extraordinary serial entrepreneur, Precious has been selected as the keynote speaker at a number of conferences, entrepreneurial and women centered summits, fundraisers and corporate training events.
Welcome Broads! Today’s guest is Makenna Johnston! Makenna is a self-proclaimed unicorn wrangler. She’s first and foremost a creative human and entrepreneur. She is a life, creativity, and business coach & consultant with over a decade of experience working with Fortune 500 companies, service based businesses, coaches, organizations, artists, and writers to create deep, soul song alignment and strategy to bring home the bacon.
Makenna has done so many unique things through the course of her career. She’s worked in non-profits and has an entrepreneur's heart: she’s practical but visionary! Listen to this episode to find out why she lives in France part of the year and find our her connection the one and only Julia Childs!
Listen to this episode as Makenna also reveals:
Connect with Makenna:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/theblissbrigade/ - Join her Facebook Group!
At first, Christine had been mulling on setting up her own business but was afraid to leave her day job for fear of losing her income. Yet she kept thinking about doing what she was passionate about. She even prayed to get laid off just to have a reason to leave. She was not laid off. Something made her finally resign from her job. After she did, she asked herself: Why didn’t I do it sooner?
The deep grief of losing her daughter was, later on, transformed into positive creativity. She moved forward with a passionate determination to keep pursuing her dreams. Today Christine owns several businesses and helps other businesses get to the top and entrepreneurs to grow and evolve toward what they want to become. She continues her “focused strategies” on supporting, inspiring, and motivating women to achieve their own dreams.
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There are all kinds of diet formulae everywhere! If you have already given up on all of them, try Tanya’s. Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD, is an internationally-known dietitian and the creator of the renowned F-Factor™ Diet, the only dietitian-created program for weight loss and optimal health that is based on scientifically proven fiber-rich nutrition. She has scientifically-developed The F-Factor™ Diet, where the F stands for fiber. She also authored 2 best-selling weight-loss books: The F-Factor Diet: Discover the Secret to Permanent Weight Loss and The Miracle Carb Diet: Make Calories and Fat Disappear – with Fiber. She also holds a Master’s degree in Nutrition and Food Studies from New York University and completed a two-year dietetic internship at NYU Medical Center. She and her team at F-Factor™ have been helping people with health issues. Using this scientific diet, she has lowered cholesterol deposits, reversed diabetes, reduced excess weight, reversed cardiovascular conditions, and restored people’s health.
For consultation: www.ffactor.com
Jamiee Newberry is a professional experimenter, writer and keynote speaker. She’s also the mother of two girls and two cats . She’s inspired by fun, Muppets, Disney and a good sprinkling of rebellion.
She’s the Founder of Picture This Clothing, and if you haven’t seen her clothing line for children, you have been living under a rock! She’s everywhere with an innovative new way to “wear your imagination”!
Let’s listen as Jaimee also discusses:
Tiny Challenges Podcast - #tinychallenges
Our guest, Lesley Pyle, the founder and president of Hire My Mom and Home-Based Working Moms (HBWM), has been featured in Seattle Times, Fox Business, Redbook magazine, Parenting magazine, First for Women magazine, ABC News, AOL.com, iVillage Live TV program, WomenEntrepreneur.com, Yahoo Finance, Clarion Ledger, Real Ways to Earn, and in other television shows and print media.
Pyle graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Texas State University. She received a master's degree in Public Relations from the University of Sterling in Scotland while on a full academic scholarship from Rotary International as an Ambassador of Goodwill.
After the birth of her first child in 1995, Lesley founded HBWM to help parents share ideas, network, and support one another in parenting and entrepreneurship. She quit her full-time job and focused on her home business in public relations and marketing. These are the highlights of the podcast:
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This episode features Joya Dass, the American TV anchor of NY1 and host of the popular Saturday morning entertainment show AVS and a former Film Director at The Rockefeller Foundation. She has been onTV for the past 18 years already. She lives in New York City but dreams of settling down in Frankfurt when it’s time for her to settle down.
Joya is a speaker, emcee, and moderator. Her 18 years in television enables her to support a women’s networking initiative called “LadyDrinks” (www.lady-drinks.com) to host monthly events designed to assist small business entrepreneurs of South Asia. Under her production outfit, Joya Dass Productions, she has produced and directed a series of photo essays and social justice documentary films.
- I get so much joy in creating magnificent events. I just love it when I look around the room and see that everybody is laughing and their interaction is happening organically, without much prompting from me.
- Yoga is a big part of my life. I work out with friends to achieve work-life balance.
FB Page: American TV Anchor Women’s Network Initiative- https://www.facebook.com/WomensNetworkSA/
FB Personal (Joya Dass personal Facebook link)
Today we are here with a serial entrepreneur! Patrice Tanaka started not just one or two HR marketing agencies but three! After 35 years working you would think when retirement comes around that you should take it easy, right? Not this broad! She went on to start a consultancy called The Joyful Planet Consultancy. The Joyful Planet Consultancy is designed to help individuals and organizations discover and actively live their life’s purpose and unleashing their greatest success.
email@example.com - Get your free Life Purpose questionnaire and email it back to Patrice for feedback. It's an offer only available for Broads!
Today we are going to talk about a topic that will make an impression on you. Jennifer Gefsky is a broad on a mission to empower women that are re-entering the workforce. Just a few months ago she co-founded Après, an online recruiting platform connecting women looking to get back in the game with curated job opportunities around the country. You are going to love this interview!
Today we have one of the most innovative broads in the history of retail: Maxine Clark! Maxine is the founder of Build-A-Bear! For those of you who do not know what Build-A-Bear is, it’s a place where you can make your own bear or stuffed animal. You can pick from a variety of options, you can name the bear, get a birth certificate and put a unique heart with a wish inside. Each bear comes with its own coding so if the bear is lost and returned to Build-A-Bear the company can locate the owner. This billion dollar business has over 400 build-a-bear workshops worldwide.
The Bear Necessities of Business: Building a Company with Heart
Everyone needs a Mom. Maybe not YOUR Mom, but everyone needs motherly advice at some point, without the judgment you may get from your own Mom. Nina Keneally started by building relationships with millennials at the yoga studio and found herself standing in for their Mom’s, giving advice, listening to their problems, and supporting their ideas. Before long, she was able to turn this into a business and now you can hire Need a Mom for any issue you have! Listen to Nina's amazing story of starting a successful business at 63!
In this episode, Nina also discusses:
Connect with Nina:
We are going to go on a wild ride with a badass professional writer broad. She is the founder of Finding Shrimp and the co-creator of The Copy Cure. According to her incredible bio, she has won some big fat awards for her work. Get ready to meet Laura Belgray!
The Copy Cure
Today’s guest started her career very much the same way that many of us did. Dying a slow death in a soul-sucking cubicle job, with no hope for the future. But all that changed through a series of unbelievable circumstances. Caitlin Pyle is today’s guest with this amazing story. She’s managed to build a million dollar business online in a very short amount of time. We’re lucky enough to have her share her secret to success with us today!
In this episode Caitlin also discusses:
Connect with Caitlin:
Welcome Broads! Today’s broad is going to help you make sense out of SEO, RSS and every other acronym related to your online business! Donna Cravotta is the CEO of Social Sage PR and the creator of the Total Social Sage PR System™, the innovative one-of-a-kind program combining SEO, Social Media and PR strategies (aka Social PR). Her system was designed to help small businesses build big strategies into the foundation of their businesses.
Donna believes your social media is your brand and you should be able to do it yourself!
Listen as we also discuss:
Donna hosts 2 workshops in August:
1. How to Build a Business Intelligence Dashboard - New York City - 8/3
2. How to Get Media Opportunities for Your Business without Breaking the Bank - New York City - 8/17
Find out more about these workshops at www.socialprmasterclass.com
You can connect with Donna at:
Today we are going to meet a serial entrepreneur who built not one but two consumer companies from the ground up! You may not know her name right away you certainly know her mark. Joan Barnes is the founder of Gymboree, an international franchise of play programs and company-owned retail stores. We will talk about the other company during our interview which you will certainly know!
“Begin from Within”
“Play it Forward: From Gymboree to the Yoga Mat and Beyond”
Hello broads! I’m so excited for you all to be here today because this is my one-year podcasting anniversary! Whether today is your first time tuning in or you have been with me all year long: Welcome! Thank you for listening! Today’s episode is a special one because I am going to share with you my top ten lessons that I have learned interviewing today’s top women entrepreneurs.
Tip #1 Never give up!
Tip # 2 Be Scrappy!
Tip #3 Don’t be afraid to disrupt an industry
Tip #4 Find a hole in the marketplace and fill it!
Tip #5 You are never too old or too young
Tip #6 Have a word of the year
Tip #7 Give back!
Tip #8 Create something that you want to use
Tip #9 Surround yourself with people who are positive and there to support you
Tip #10 Take care of yourself!
Today I am with a money broad and this broad’s name is Karen McCall! They always say don’t judge a book by its cover and one of the things Karen shares is that on the outside she looks every bit the part of successful career professional. But she has a dirty little secret and she is going to share it with us!
“Sacred Success” – Barbara Stanny
Welcome Broads! Today’s guest is the Chief Sexy Boss with an incredible sense of humor and a passion to help entrepreneurs. Heather Havenwood is an author, business coach, a podcaster, and I could go on and on. She’s so very down to earth and today we get the down low on how she started her business.
Listen to the episode as Heather shares:
Connect with Heather:
Listen to her podcast: www.heatherhavenwood.com/podcastshow
Get the Sexy Boss book: http://sexybossinc.com/sexy-boss-book-2/
Today we’re here with Rachel Goldstein, the powerhouse broad behind Agent of Change. The five-year-old event marketing company with a social conscience. In just 5 short years Agent of Change has produced approximately 50 million dollars for various charities!
Today we are here with a broad that has been called a spiritual revolutionary, a modern day guru and the oracle of all things mystically glam! She’s worn mouse ears in the blue lagoon, walked the runway at New York Fashion Week and once danced naked in front of strangers at a self-esteem workshop. She believes in the power of Kale and crystals, goal setting and gratitude, kaleidoscope color and kicking ass! Here is the darling of radical self-love: Gala Darling.
JEN MENCHACA is the founder and creative director of Nation Ltd, a premier women's contemporary collection found in department stores and high-end boutiques. Jen founded the company in 2005 and her line has evolved from one simple V-necked T-shirt to a premiere apparel business found in boutiques around the world. Her apparel is distinguished by its ultra-soft fabric, vintage details, and elegant trendsetter style worn by chic women and celebrities.
Listen Jen talk about:
For inquiries http://nationltd.com/pages/contact
Laura Roeder is the founder of Edgar, a social media automation tool designed to prevent social media content from going to waste by recycling the content stored in its library according to some parameters that you set up. Since 2009, Laura’s been teaching entrepreneurs how to harness the power of social media marketing and create their own fame. She was named one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under 35 in 2011, 2013 and 2014 and spoke at numerous industry conferences BlogWorld, The South by Southwest Interactive Conference, Real Estate Connect, The Social Communications Summit and Blogher. She has also spoken at the White House about the value of entrepreneurship.
So she went into social media training as she realized training was way easier than making websites.
Meet Mother and daughter Matchmaking duo: Janis and Carly Spindel who run a successful business called Janis Spindel Serious Matchmaking. Janis is just 4 couples shy of having 2000 couples she introduced get married! ! Carly is on number 85, almost 86, couples married! If you are looking for “the one” check out Janis Spindel Serious Matchmaking!
Janis and Carly share with us:
Contact the Spindels:
This show is for all the Broads with a Bump! Today’s Broad built a business called Bump Boxes that is quickly becoming a hit with new mothers everywhere! Christine Deehring created Bump Boxes to take the guesswork out of choosing the best pregnancy products for you and your bump. Their team of experts has researched, vetted and approved every product included in these boxes. She’s conveniently bundled safe essentials to use throughout your pregnancy. Not only are they clean and safe products, they have been personally used, recommended and loved by real mothers.
Listen to the episode to hear Christine share:
Links and Resources:
Want to work 20 to 25 hours a week and still make the big bucks? Today’s broad is Susie Romans who is an online business strategist who does just that! Of course, her hours were not always that good. You have to work hard to get to that point. Susie uses her skills in marketing and building businesses to help other women and small business get ahead and make that money so that they can work 20 to 25 hours a week!
Susie shares with us:
On today’s show we have Sarah Kaler who has her own coaching business: Soul Powered, to help women entrepreneurs with their businesses so that they don’t have to sacrifice their lives to just work. Sarah was working her way up in the corporate world when she had a massive seizure! Doctors say that the seizure was caused by exhaustion and stress. Sarah has such a “soul powered” story about how her life changed and how she started her amazing business.
Sarahshares with us:
Today’s broad is known for her “pitching”. Laura Allen closed a $5.5-million-dollar cold call because of her pitch! She is the founder of her business “The Pitch Girl” which teaches people how to pitch your yourself in 15 seconds or less. Laura has some fascinating stories and advice!
Laura shares with us:
Want to learn how to be more profitable as an entrepreneur so you can spend more time with loved ones? You have got to check Fabienne Raphaël! She is an amazing online business coach and has a great podcast of her own. Fabienne was in the Olympics! This is a first on the show! She shares with us some great advice and tips on how to crush your competitors and make life easier as an entrepreneur.
Fabienne shares with us:
Welcome Broads! Today’s guest is Nicole Lapin. She’s an amazing and energetic broad who has created the Rich Bitch brand! I’m so excited to talk to Nicole about her journey into finance and what we need to know to be financially successful.
Here’s Nicole’s impressive bio:
Nicole Lapin is the star of the CW’s new business competition reality show “Hatched.” She was the youngest anchor ever at CNN before holding the same title at CNBC anchoring “Worldwide Exchange,” the only global finance show on the network, while contributing financial reports to “Today” and MSNBC. Lapin has served as a business anchor and special correspondent for Bloomberg Television as well as the money-saving correspondent for “The Wendy Williams Show” and also reports on Hollywood business for “The Insider” on CBS. She is currently Redbook magazine’s first-ever money columnist. Lapin’s first book, Rich Bitch, a personal finance guide for women, became an instant New York Times bestseller and sold out on Amazon. Crown Business recently announced its publication of her second book, Boss Bitch, slated for release in 2017. Lapin is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary and graduated as valedictorian from Northwestern University.
What you’ll hear on the show:
Connect with Nicole:
Emily Williams of I Heart My Life is today’s guest. She made a dramatic decision when she changed her mind about Grad school and entered a quarter life crisis. Instead of heading to Grad school, she packed her bags and headed to England, even then she didn’t have full clarity for the vision of her life.
Emily shares the following about her story:
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Instagram and Facebook - iheartmylifenow
Jenn Scalia is a badass broad that went from rock bottom to million-dollar superstar. Jenn started the Million Dollar Mommy, is a go-to business mentor and visibility strategist who turns online business wallflowers into badass, brazen business babes who shine. She's a business mentor and visibility strategist who helps online businesses shine. Putting herself out there and being an introvert was not easy for her in the beginning. But she made the conscious decision to get over herself and do or die with her business. Once she got started there was no stopping her.
Jenn shares with us today:
Today on the show we have Rebecca Tracey! Before Rebecca started her business “The Uncaged Life” she was going to nutrition school, doing some life coaching and then decided to sell everything she owned to go on a rock climbing trip. She started her business in a van on this trip! She believes that life is supposed to be lived! Her goal is to help everyone see how great it is to have your own business online.
Rebecca shares with us in this broadcast:
Rebecca’s Tool Box:
Today on the show we have a money rockstar! Ellen Rogin is a best-selling author of the book “Picture your Prosperities: Smart Money moves to Turn Your Vision into Reality”. She shows people how to be good with money. She is a certified financial planner and is hired by corporations and organizations to show how to make money easy. She really shows how the power of visualization can be really powerful and how to use it in everyday life.
Ellen shares with us in this broadcast:
Need help planning a bachelorette party? Eliminate the stress and go to JoAnne Barken’s website for bachelorette planning made easy! Joanne’s website is designed to help plan a classy bachelorette party where the fun doesn’t have to neccesarily be a night out at a bar. Plan a getaway with the girls, take a dance class or painting class, anything that would be fun to do together.
JoAnne Barken graduated from Cornell University’s of Hotel Administration with a BA and Brooklyn Law School with a JD. While in law school she attended several weddings and was continually asked for her planning expertise. That’s when she realized she had a passion for the hospitality in the bridal industry.
JoAnne Barken shares with us the following:
If you want to be featured on her website: #shareyourbach on Instagram
Dynamic duo Stephanie Abrams Cartin and Courtney Spritzer and their team run a full service social media agency with the focus on social PR and work with clients in developing campaigns to build brand awareness and build online presence.
Stephanie and Courtney went to school for two very different things. Stephanie went to college at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration for hospitality and business management. Courtney went to college at New York University for economics and business. When she and Stephanie met in 2011 they both realized the skill sets each other had and started working on the side with the idea of online presence. They both quit their jobs on the same day and made their business where it is today!
Stephanie and Courtney share the following in this broadcast:
Welcome Broads! Today’s guest is Danielle Watson! Danielle is a global provocateur, professional muse, choose your own adventurer, and the creator of The Purse Process®. As an anthropologist who doesn’t like digging in the dirt, Danielle was faced with either walking away from the field she loved, or rising to the challenge of uniting the seemingly irreconcilable.
In the process, she hatched something irresistible: The Purse Process®.
Danielle’s Purse Process® is a pioneering tool that applies tried and true principles of archeology in a fresh way, placing a decidedly modern and feminine spin on this dusty science. The Purse Process® is part of the unique tool kit Danielle uses as she guides women through restoring their core confidence, mentors them in achieving self-actualization, and teaches them how to turn their personal quirks into high-value professional assets. Danielle’s uncommon mix of enthusiasm, personal strength, femininity, and vulnerability has made this unlikely anthropologist a popular, pint-sized inspiration to women everywhere.
Listen to the episode to learn:
Connect with Danielle:
firstname.lastname@example.org - email
www.purseprocess.com - website
“Great teams are not built on similarities.” Sally Hogshead, a world class branding expert and international best-selling author created a test assessment that is based on branding rather than psychology. This test is not about how you see the world but how the world sees you at your best. Sally believes the world needs more you! Women who take this test are more confident in how to communicate with people because they know what they bring to the table.
Sally graduated from Duke University and then went into advertising. After working with world class brands she moved on to personal branding. In her research she has discovered that when people are fascinated with something then they are captivated by a product. So why not apply this to people and help them find what their captivating values are?
Sally will share in this broadcast:
Ali Brown, an “accidental entrepreneur”, has made her success in giving advice and tips to women on how to make more money in their businesses. Ali’s aha moment happened when she was working for a small ad company in New York and one day she realized she wanted to work in a place where she could do what she wanted to do when she wanted to. In this broadcast, Ali shares her experiences in the risks she has taken, changes she has made and how to make the work load a little easier on you.
Ali Brown shares the following:
Who says you have to have your life figured out right out of high school? Not this “tough cookie.” In this broadcast Dr. O’Malley takes us through her incredible life journey to success and how you can do it too. She went from college dropout, secretary, getting rejected by every medical school in the country, single mother, to starting her own business at 50--Sonas Medical Spa in Madison, Connecticut. This broad really shows that you can do anything you put your mind to as long as you keep looking forward.
In this episode, Dr. Susan O’Malley shares the following:
Tough Cookie don’t Crumble www.toughcookiesdontcrumble.com email@example.com (email)
Welcome! Today’s broad is on a mission to inspire radical self-love. Nitika Chopra had to go through an immense amount of physical and emotional pain for this level of self-love to come forth. Today she is a certified life coach, a wellness entrepreneur, a beauty and lifestyle expert, and a go-to resource for young women around the globe. Let’s jump right in with Nitika!
Nitika covers the following in our conversation:
Find her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: @nitikachopra.
I love stomach aches! Said no one ever! Miki Agrawal sure doesn’t. She was tired of stomach aches from eating processed foods and this is what brought to life her restaurant “Wild” that has gluten free and farm to table pizza. Studies show that 66 percent of people are obese or overweight and 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese! Since opening her restaurant Miki has written a book called “Do Cool Sh*t”, started a panty line for periods, started a panty line for bladder leaks and invented an attachment for your toilet to clean your bum better after use. Miki definitely gets sh*t done!
In this broadcast Miki Agrawal shares the following:
Welcome! Today’s featured broad is Leanne Ely, who has the answer to the age-old question, “What’s for dinner?” Leanne has made it her mission to save dinner for families! In 2001, she launched Menu Mailer, a menu-planning subscription service that offers recipes, shopping lists, and nutritional information. She has been called “The Mother of Menu Planning.” If your idea of planning dinner is deciding on takeout, then we have great news for you!
My conversation with Leanne covers the following:
Welcome! Today’s featured broad is an expert in modern-day etiquette. She is Myka Meier, the creator of Beaumont Etiquette. A recent study showed that success in the workplace is 85% based on social skills. How you greet and treat other people makes all the difference! Join in to hear more from Myka!
Myka shares the following about her journey:
Find Myka on Instagram and Twitter @mykameier!
Welcome! Today’s featured broad came into the entertainment industry as a backup singer, but was burned, and not credited or compensated for her work. Jo-Na’ Williams decided to start a business to ensure that this didn’t happen to others. She began the Artist Empowerment Firm. Listen in to Jo-Na’s story!
She covers the following aspects of her journey:
Find her on Twitter, Facebook and more @jwilliamsesq!
Welcome! Today’s broad is Rachel Hofstetter, who is a food editor at O magazine, a writer, and an entrepreneur. Her favorite part of being a food editor was talking to up-and-coming food entrepreneurs, which led her to write a bestselling book about the world of food startups. She co-founded Guesterly, which is a software platform that allows anyone to create a custom directory for events and groups. She also helped develop PR School. Her life revolves around food, events, and PR. Join us for more from this exciting broad!
Rachel shares the following about her journey:
Cooking Up A Business by Rachel Hofstetter
Welcome! Today I’m talking to a cuddly broad from Portland, Oregon, who is the owner of Cuddle Up To Me, a professional cuddling service. She is Samantha Hess and has become an expert on the subject of cuddling. In the past two years, Samantha has done over 300 interviews, written a book, opened a 3500 sq. ft. retail space, and hired her first three employees. She recently designed and ran the world’s first cuddling convention and directs the only hands-on certification program to standardize and legitimize the profession. Let’s cuddle up to Samantha and learn more about her interesting profession!
Here’s what Samantha has to say about her journey as a professional cuddler:
Welcome!Today’s featured broad is Shiva Kashalkar, who took the monthly subscription model (like Netflix) and launched a service that rents educational and safe children’s toys. She is the founder and CEO of Green Pinata Toy Share. Listen in for more of Shiva’s story!
Shiva shares the following about her journey:
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Find Green Pinata Toys on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, too!
Shiva has a special discount offer for Broadcast listeners!
Welcome! Today’s broad is a serial entrepreneur whose success skyrocketed when she created The Butler Bag, the world’s first compartmentalized handbag. Jen Groover was just getting started and hasn’t stopped since. Success magazine called her “A One-Woman Brand.” Jen’s entrepreneurial journey began in the fitness industry when she taught step aerobics during college and experienced that euphoric feeling of “living in a place of purpose.” Join me for more inspiration from Jen!
Jen shares the following about her story and her success:
As you can see, Jen as many irons in the fire. You won’t fall short on inspiration by listening to Jen’s story. Join us!
Find her as JenGroover on social media.
www.avon.com for her bags
Welcome! Today’s Broad is Emma Johnson, who is a single mom who saw the need for herself and others for an inspirational and informational community of professional single moms. In 2012, she launched her blog and website, which is the only one devoted to professional single moms. Women flocked to her site, and she knew she had found a niche. Professional single moms don’t always feel like they fit in, so they can turn to what Emma has created to find support and community.
Emma shares the following about her journey:
Find Emma on Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook, too!
Welcome! Our featured broad for today’s show is Lynn Perkins, an internet startup veteran who is the CEO and co-founder of Urban Sitter. Urban Sitter is a mobile and online service that connects parents and babysitters. In this age of technology, Lynn’s business has met a need and found a niche—and it can be accessed directly from your phone! To date, the service employs 50,000 sitters in 60 cities across the US.
Lynn shares the following about her business journey:
Lynn talks about what lies ahead for Urban Sitter. She shares her personal goals and goals for the company. She also shares her career highlights, her sources of inspiration, and favorite tools and tips for staying organized. Join us to hear more from an amazing broad!
Links and Resources:
www.urbansitter.com (Lynn’s website)
Welcome! My guest today is Debra Cohen, who is president of Home Remedies of NY, Inc. and the Homeowner Referral Network. She prescreens home improvement contractors and has helped over 300 women launch successful homeowner referral networks of their own. She has been featured in several news and magazine publications. She is here to tell her story of how a squirrel led to a $4million business! Listen in for more!
Debra shares the following about her journey:
Links and Resources:
The Complete Guide to Owning and Operating a Successful Home Owner Referral Network-12th Edition, by Debra Cohen
Welcome! Today’s guest is Marni Battista, who is a master at helping women pinpoint why they are, or are not, dateable. She figures out the types of messages we unconsciously broadcast to men based on our thoughts, feelings, actions, and attitudes. She is a professional dating coach and the founder of Dating with Dignity.
Marni shares the following about her business journey:
www.datingwithdignity.com (Marni’s website and her 60-seconds to Love quiz) Find her on Twitter, Instagram, and Periscope.
Scaling Up by Verne Harnish (One of Marni’s favorite books)
Today's featured Broad is Dana Ostomel, and she's here to teach anyone about raising money and crowdfunding through her company, Deposit A Gift.
Dana’s company has been an active internet company for over five years, even though the planning stage began 1-1/2 years earlier. Her background is in advertising and marketing. It was when she was laid off in 2007 as a result of the recession that the idea for the company began to grow. Her husband is her business partner for this family investment project that has become her full-time job.
Dana shares the following about her entrepreneurial experience:
Dana also shares her career highlights, some of her favorite fundraising success stories, and what she plans to stop, start, and continue doing. She has keen insight into how to handle requests for meetings and other obligations, and is working on business expansion partnerships. Hear how Dana is using her YouTube channel to educate people about fundraising. Join me for this exciting conversation!
Links and Resources:
Be Quick but Don’t Hurry by Andrew Hill with John Wooden
Find Dana on social media by searching for depositagift.
Email Dana: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome! Today’s broad is Kimra Luna, who is a self-made, self-taught, (almost) millionaire with her online business coaching and strategy. Believe it or not, Kimra grew up living on government assistance, but she became inspired to do something better with her life. She started her company in May, 2014, and has already made almost a million dollars in sales. Her program, “Be True, Brand You” has almost 500 students, and her Facebook group boasts over 13,000 members. She is also a wife and mother of three young sons. She lives with her family in Riverside, CA. Join me to hear more about Kimra’s exciting story!
Kimra touches on the following aspects of her amazing journey:
Kimra also shares her favorite toolbox resources, including Danielle Laporte’s book, The Desire Map. She tells what she hopes to accomplish before the end of 2015. You can find Kimra and other resources at www.kimraluna.com or on Facebook at Freedom Hackers Mastermind Group. You don’t want to miss Kimra’s story, so join us!
Welcome Broads! Today we have an old friend of mine, Jennifer Maanavi, with us. Jennifer is the Physique 57 founder and CEO. She has businesses in several locations all over the world. After working on wall street for 11 years, Jennifer found that she had only one hobby. It was a very specific fitness program (the Lotte Berk Method) and she found that it was the only exercise that worked for her.
One day she saw a notice on the door that the studio was going out of business. For 2 days, she thought about the ways she could keep this workout method alive. The owner didn’t want to sell the business; she just wanted to shut it down. She ended up taking the #1 instructor and starting something on her own. They decided to modernize the method and create a program that was completely new.
You will learn in this episode:
Resources to connect with Jennifer:
physique57.com - Jennifer’s website
Welcome! Today I’m here with a Mother/daughter Broad Duo - Erin and Lyla of Lyla Tov Monsters. The company started when a 3 year old Lyla wanted to bring her drawing of a monster to life and give to her Father as a present. Years later, Lyla Tov Monsters help children sleep better at night, and the company just keeps growing.
Erin Black is an Emmy award winning costume designer, so she had the skills to make Lyla’s monster come to life. They never intended to start a toy company, but once they got addicted to bringing the monsters to life.
In this episodes you will learn:
Get in Touch with Lyla Tov:
Welcome! Today I’m talking to a “Super Broad” who is a business strategist, super-connector, and publicity coach. She is Selena Soo, and she helps her clients increase their visibility so they can reach the masses. Her consulting firm is S2Groupe. I first met Selena about two years ago after hearing her teach about “Being Your Brand” on the Elevate network. I contacted her, she immediately responded, and we connected. Her name comes up everywhere I go because of the connections she has established. Let’s talk to Selena!
Selena covers the following topics about her business:
Selena also discusses what she does when things get tough, how she handles stress, and what she hopes to accomplish by the end of the year. She also gives information on Influence, her online course on networking. Join us for this exciting information and more! Don't miss it!
Links and Resources:
www.s2-groupe.com (Selena’s website)
Hello Broads! I’m excited to introduce Kate Northrup to today’s show. Kate’s philosophy is that if you can create financial freedom for yourself, then you can be free to be present for your purpose on the planet. She freely admits to working from home in her jammies most days!
Kate is the author of the book, “Money, a Love Story”, where she shows you how to stop letting money be a source of pain in your life.
In this episode, you will learn:
You can also hear about the Life Hacks that Katie has acquired over the years! Don’t miss the full episode!
You can find Kate online in the following places:
Welcome! Today’s featured broad is Heather Thomson, the founder of Yummie by Heather Thomson, a popular lifestyle brand of women’s wardrobe essentials. She's also one of the stars of the Bravo show The Real Housewives of NY and has been for the past three seasons. Don't miss our exclusive talk with Heather where she dishes biz tips and addresses talk of her future role on the show.
Heather says the following about her entrepreneurial journey:
Heather shares her favorite time-saving resources, which are apps called Trip It and Fave It. She shares what motivated her to join the Real Housewives show, along with her favorite part and least favorite part of being part of the show. Her NEXT BIG THING is Yummie’s loungewear line, launching later this month. Join us for inspiration from Heather!
Links and Resources:
www.yummielife.com (website: Enter the code “tryyummie15” at checkout for 15% off your purchase!)
Find Yummie on Twitter and Instagram: @yummiebyht
Find Heather on Twitter and Instagram: @iamheathert
Welcome! Today’s featured broad is Maria Seidman, Entrepreneur magazine’s emerging entrepreneur of the year. She is the CEO and Co-fFunder of Yapp, the app that creates mobile apps!
Maria’s idea for Yapp grew out of a need to create an app for a women’s group she was a member of. She shares the following about her journey:
Welcome! Our featured broad today is focused on safety. She is Violet Alexandre from Fabriq. She’s here to share the story of her app, RunSafe. Join us!
Violet’s entrepreneurial story began by accident in the winter of 2014, in Boulder, CO. She recounts how a slip on black ice and averted disaster for her young son in a jogging stroller prompted her and her husband to develop the RunSafe app. Violet shares the following:
Violet shares her tips for using time wisely and staying focused on goals and vision. She also shares her favorite podcast and favorite book! Don’t miss what this broad has to say!
Welcome! Today’s broad is Rha Goddess, who is an entrepreneurial coach, founder, and CEO of Move the Crowd. Her mission is to revolutionize how we work, play, live, and handle our business. She is intent on empowering a generation!
Rha Goddess shares the following about her journey and life’s work:
Rha Goddess shares how her income tripled in eight months, and the importance of self-care. She shares her philosophy of a business plan and what keeps her going when the going gets tough.
“I measure my accomplishments in souls, in lives transformed, in visions launched, in people served and touched.”
The E-Myth by Michael Gerber
The Experience Economy by Joseph Pine and James Gilmore
The Cultural Creatives by Paul Ray
Ask and It Is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks
Find Rha Goddess on Facebook and Twitter, too!
Welcome! Today’s broad is Bernadette Smith, a pioneer in the LGBT community. She found a niche in the marketplace and created a business that has become the country’s first boutique event firm specializing in legal LGBT weddings. Her company, 14 Stories, launched in 2004 as same-sex marriage first became legal in MA. Her Gay Wedding Institute trains other wedding professionals from all over the world. From her position as America’s #1 Gay Wedding Planner, Bernadette focuses on the advocacy element of her company, providing a great, supportive experience for couples.
Bernadette shares the following about her company, currently based in Chicago:
Bernadette also discusses her motivation and inspiration, the greatest being her 4-1/2-year-old son, Patrick. She also uses a vision board, affirmations, books, and apps to keep her focused and organized for balance in her life. Listen in as she discusses her vision for the future of 14 Stories!
Links and Resources:
Welcome! Today’s featured broad is Elisabeth Cardiello is a lifelong New Yorker, the child of Italian immigrants, and likely one of the few people to have had a business card since the age of six-years-old! She has a passion for social innovation and inspiring women, and she puts this passion into practice every day. Elisabeth is the founder and CEO of Caffe Unimatic, a vintage coffee venture with half-century-old roots in both Brooklyn and Italy. She is a featured speaker on TEDxFultonStreet, AMEX OPEN Forum, NBC NY Live, The Soho Collective, and Coffee Crazy: The Book tour. Elisabeth’s story is one of resilience, inspiration, innovation, and pure entrepreneurship. Besides coffee, she loves outdoor activities, CrossFit, soccer, and all things Italian.
Elisabeth shares the following about her life:
Elisabeth shares what keeps her going through difficult times, what she plans to stop doing, start doing and continue doing in business this year. You might be surprised to hear her nightly habit that helps keep her grounded in a busy life. Listen to hear what she has planned before the end of 2015!
Welcome! My guests today are two broads who have developed a unique and intriguing idea. They are Michelle Goldblum and Ali Leipzig, the founders and creators of Soul Camp, which is a multi-day, multi-night, all-inclusive, wellness sleep away camp for adults! Most of us probably have memories of camp as we grew up; some of those memories are great, and (let’s face it) some are not so great. Michelle and Ali have created the perfect “camp of your dreams.”
Last year was the first year for Soul Camp, and they have expanded to both the east and west coast for 2015. This year’s camps are at Camp Towanda in the Poconos, and Wonder Valley, CA. Visit their website www.Soul.camp for more information.
Do you want to know more about this innovative idea? Here is what the broads share with us about Soul Camp:
The ladies wrap up by sharing their favorite parts of Soul Camp AND the camp cheer! Don’t miss my exciting conversation with Michelle and Ali! Their enthusiasm for Soul Camp is contagious! Let’s pack our bags and head to camp! As a special bonus exclusively for our listeners enter "BROADSOUL" when registering for camp for 20% off your experience.
**Use the code BROADSOUL for a 20% discount for our listeners!
Welcome! Today’s featured broad is Melanie Notkin from Savvy Auntie. Melanie has tapped into the emerging demographic of childless, up and coming, single women in North America. Melanie is a national bestselling author of Savvy Auntie: The Ultimate Guide for Cool Aunts, Great Aunts, Godmothers, and All Women Who Love Kids and Otherhood, which was inspired by her life in NYC. She even established Auntie’s Day, the first holiday to honor aunts, which is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in July; this year’s holiday is THIS SUNDAY, July 26.
The inspiration for Savvy Auntie came in 2007, when Melanie lived a busy lifestyle as a business executive. The most important people in her life were her niece and nephew, but she felt disconnected. She realized that there women everywhere in their 30’s and 40’s who were single, childless, and important in the lives of children. Melanie coined the term “PANK” to denote this influential demographic: Professional Aunt/No Kids. Statistics show that there are 23 million PANK’s in North America, with an average age of 36.
“We’re not their Mom; we’re not their friend. We’re the Aunt, the perfect blend.”
My conversation with Melanie covers the following topics:
Melanie also shares what the favorite toys will be for this holiday season and talks about what inspires her and helps her to unwind. At the end of 2015, she wants to look back and know she continued to present a strong message and brand with Savvy Auntie. Join me to hear more from amazing Melanie!
Links and Resources:
www.savvyauntie.com ( Melanie’s website)
Reach her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at Savvy Auntie.
Welcome to another episode! Our broad today is Judy Goss, who is a TV personality, radio show host, publisher, and entrepreneur. Judy began her career in modeling but has worked as a casting director, art buyer, agent, producer, and editor. She has worked for More magazine and served as the editor of Cosmopolitan. She currently hosts “What Women Want,” a weekly radio show on LA Talk Radio with 30,000 listeners monthly. She makes regular appearances on Fox NY, WABC, and NBC Connecticut. As you can see, her background is extensive in various areas, and she is busy with many endeavors!
Judy shares the following about her experiences:
Judy’s advice when the going gets tough? “Keep taking a step forward, NO MATTER WHAT IS GOING ON!” Join us for more of the exciting conversation with Judy!
Over40females.com (Judy’s online and live networking community)
LAtalkradio.com (find archived episodes of “What Women Want”)
Today’s Broad is Sandra Gault, the Founder and CEO of True Gault in NYC. Sandra is breaking the mold and reshaping the way women think about high heels----one shoe at a time. Sandra’s company uses 3D measuring technology and a patented fit formula to capture the biomechanics of feet to create customized high heels.
In this episode, Sandra discusses the following about her revolutionary business:
QuickBase from Intuit—(Sandra’s recommended cloud-based software for any business owner)
The Hard Thing about Hard Things by Ben Horowitz
Key Performance Indicators by David Parmenter
Essential Principles for Fundraising Success by G. Douglass Alexander
Welcome to the show! Today, we are talking to an intuitive Broad that discovered a hole in the marketplace for mid-priced legal advice, while a student at Yale Law School and she took action by starting her own business- Priori Legal.
Basha Rubin, founder and CEO of Priori Legal takes us on her entrepreneurial journey. Listen to the podcast to find out the following:
Today's Broad is Kathleen King the Founder of the world famous Tate’s Bake Shop. Kathleen started selling cookies on a table at her family’s produce stand at the age of 11. Earlier in 2015, she sold her cookie business for an estimated $100 million.
In this episode we will explore:
Kathleen’s best business resources are about mindset, rather than technology.
You can find Kathleen’s cookies at retail outlets all over the country. You can order her products at Tate’s Bake Shop website.
Meet today's Broad eco-preneur Angela Jia Kim that created her own eco-friendly skin care line of lotions and potions! Angela began her career as a concert pianist and changed direction after a having a skin emergency during a concert. Since then, Angela has been focused on building her business, and also creating opportunities for other women entrepreneurs to connect and support business.
In this episode, we will explore:
Angela also reveals the secret to business success in “Give, Give, Get”!
Angela has an incredible online course called PR School.
Angela’s favorite resources:
You can find Angela at Savor the Success!
Hello and welcome to BroadCast, the Podcast for and about Broads Building Businesses.
I'm your Chief Broad, Jenny Powers and each week I will introduce you to an inspiring broad that will share her story and offer practical hands on tips.
Tired of the Old Boys Club, we are the New Girls Club ready to celebrate our collective wins, big and small.
In this episode, you will find out:
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