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Apr 19, 2017


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:


  • How Annabel started “Never liked it Anyway”
  • Creating a positive thing out of something negative 
  • When the business became more serious 
  • Helping people get back to their best selves 
  • First steps she took to start the business 
  • Hardest part of building the business 
  • Building your own website 
  • Launching with a business plan 
  • Eclectic things people sell on Never Liked it Anyway 
  • “Bounce Back” gift for friends going through a breakup 
  • “Bounce Back” stack; An adventure card set to get you back to fabulous
  • Publishing Annabel’s first book 
  • Starting a TV show 
  • Career highlights 
  • Professional mistakes and lessons learned 
  • Knowing your worth and be clear about what you want 
  • What keeps Annabel going 
  • Sources of Inspiration 
  • The “next big thing” coming up in Annabel’s life 
  • Ways to own the “Bounce Back” space with partners 
  • How to sell your jewelry or break up relics you no longer want on “Never Liked it Anyway” 


Connect with Annabel:


Apr 5, 2017

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:


  • How Jean’s own renovation nightmare sparked her idea for a business.
  • Learn how much revenue contractors in the Sweeten network are gaining each month.
  • Why referral based contractors love how Sweeten changes their business in a good way.
  • The empowerment of a rating system for the network.
  • Why Jean decided Sweeten needs to be involved in the project from start to finish.
  • Learn the most valuable mistakes that Jean made in starting the business.
  • The important role that experts play in her business.
  • Some of Jean’s career highlights thus far.
  • Why Jean loves self-development and improving herself.


Jean Recommends:


Gretchen Rubin’s Happier Project Podcast


Positive Intelligence, by Shirzad Chamine


Asana for project management


Connect with Jean and Sweeten -



Feb 22, 2017

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:


  • What inspired Laura to launch this unusual business.
  • Why Laura was forced to get creative about a start-up loan.
  • How did Laura gain the expertise to even start this business?
  • As the only employee for the first year, how did Laura physically manage the tasks involved in this business?
  • By what means did Laura get the word out to potential customers.
  • What is guerrilla marketing?
  • What is it that Laura has in her make-up that made her stick with it.
  • Looking back, what would Laura have done differently in the beginning.
  • When and how Laura decided to franchise.
  • Pitfalls to avoid when franchising.

   * Thoroughly vetting potential franchisees

   * Personal, in-house training

  • How did Laura branch out from crime scene clean-up to hoarding and meth lab clean-up?
  • How to prepare yourself to go into one of these scenes.
  • Do hoarders themselves call and ask for clean-up help?
  • What is Laura's career highlight?
  • What does Laura consider to be her greatest professional mistake?
  • What business goals does Laura have for 2017?
  • What one thing does Laura want to stop doing in her professional life?
  • Laura wants to start writing a book in 2017.
  • Laura plans to continue to find great franchisees this year.
  • What does a great franchisee candidate look like?
  • What is an emerging brand?
  • What is in Laura's favorite hack?



Feb 15, 2017

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:


  • How adults can go back to preschool
  • Where to channel your inner kid to solve world problem
  • What a power letter is?
  • How to be anything you want to be when you grow up
  • How to create your own skipping club
  • Learn about Michelle's Universe
  • How to mix business and play
  • Motivations to keep going
  • Michelle's sources of inspiration 
  • Learn about the Endless Gifting Economy 




Michelle's Site- 


Beatle fans fest-


Feb 1, 2017

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:


  • What was it like to be such young business person?
  • What are the benefits of being a young entrepreneur?
  • Where can young entrepreneurs find help with organization and business planning?
  • The 3 steps to delegation:

      * Have crystal clear expectations

      * Have very clear deadlines

      * Have a system for accountability 

  • What is Stacy’s favorite productivity tool?
  • How does Stacy divide her day?
  • Is it possible to be multi-passionate in business?
  • Ideas for what time of day is best to check your email. This is key in determining who and what controls your day.
  • Communication tool to use with your team other than email.
  • Do your proactive work in the morning and the reactive work in the afternoon.
  • Ways to control self doubt, which can slow or even kill your passion:

      * Read positive books

      * Surround yourself with positive people

      * Listen to podcasts

  • What does Stacy have in her toolbox?
  • Reward yourself along the way and recognize milestones.
  • What is Stacy’s major accomplishment?
  • What is Stacy’s professional mistake and how you can avoid the same mistake.
  • Breaking down your goals for the year into 90 day goals could help you achieve greater success.
  • What is Stacy’s next big thing?
  • What you will gain from attending She’s Building Her Empire-Live.
  • The dates and location of She’s Building Her Empire-Live.
  • Key ways you can build a better network.
  • Valuable networking tools you can find on-line.
  • How to find clients on Facebook.
  • Getting out of your comfort zone is key- Just go do it.




Interested in attending Stacy's live event in April, visit her site now for more details

Is Your Business Worth Saving by Stacy Tuschl


She’s Building Her Empire- Website

She’s Building Her Empire- Podcast

She’s Building Her Empire- Live


Jan 11, 2017

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:


  • Where she was twenty years ago, how she met Julian and eventually started Breather.
  • To have a business plan- or not?
  • Breathers'  first year.
  • Creating an experience, not just a space.
  • The gratitude she carries with her every day.
  • The biggest hurdle that she's had to face in her business, so far.
  • What she does when the going gets tough.
  • One of her goals for Breather for 2017.
  • The spirit of benevolence she found with other women in business.
  • What she has in her toolbox that she uses for inspiration.
  • What some people do in the spaces at Breather.
  • What's to look forward to with Breather in 2017.




Caterina's website:


Caterina on Twitter: @breather


Dec 14, 2016

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:

  • The popularity of muslin swaddles in Australia---not in the US
  • Why these blankets are indispensable to Aussie parents
  • Raegan’s crazy life with her daughters, her sales job, and trying to launch a new business
  • Passion for your business leads to big sacrifices
  • Only 2% of women-owned businesses get to $1 million in revenue
  • Tenacity and determination to reach the $1 million goal
  • The recent acquisition of Halo—the company’s worth is now $125 million!
  • A career highlight? Hitting the million-dollar revenue mark
  • What Raegan’s daughters think about mom’s business
  • Where the company name came from
  • Raegan’s favorite tool? Wine!
  • Her inspiration? Her daughters
  • Her next big thing? Plans for international expansion and new products in development!
  • Why Aden & Anais swaddles are the best baby gift ever!



Nov 23, 2016

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.”

Show Notes 

  • How she established Likeable Media
  • They raised funds for the company and their wedding
  • Their story had been featured in
  • If she had to do it all again, there’s something she would have done differently
  • Carrie reinvented the processes
  • Their company has been named as one of the best places to work in
  • Both Carrie and Dave have a commitment to culture
  • What are some “out of the box” reasons they were named as fun place to work
  • They have 40 people working with them
  • They hire based on core values
  • What are their core values?
  • What their “toolbox” includes


Nov 18, 2016

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.

Show Notes

  • Her personal and business story
  • What drove her to become an entrepreneur
  • Her parents owned their family business and gave them a lot of responsibility
  • She took care of her younger siblings
  • She attributes her strength of character to being given major responsibilities by her parents
  • Her careers highlight
  • Her favorite business resources
  • Her biggest challenge then and now



Nov 9, 2016

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 Rhodes

Show Notes

  • What Jessica did prior to her podcasting work
  • Her dad’s role in building her own business
  • Steps she took to make her business a reality.
  • What she learned from her dad
  • Interview Connections launched in September 2013
  • What Interview Connections does- Services and Products
  • Her tips for hiring a Virtual Assistant
  • Know the role that your VA will fill
  • The best starting point to hiring staff/team members
  • Importance of being in a Mastermind
  • Reasons why it’s important for a business to have a podcast: all
  • Providing added value to clients
  • Is it easier to be a guest on another’s show than to have your own podcast?
  • How to get booked as an expert in your industry
  • Apps she recommends for better communication with clients and teammates 
  • Her book The Interview Connection: How to Rock your Podcasts will launch in January 2017 (Amazon link coming soon)  
  • Quotable Quote: Find someone you can take direction from.


Jessica's website :

2nd Website:

Email: GuestExpert(at)InterviewConnections(dot)com

Broadcast Resource Center:

Nov 2, 2016

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:


  • How she and her husband got together - they’ve been best friends all their lives
  • Why it took 6 months for her husband to respond to being asked out on a date
  • How her business changed after Hurricane Sandy
  • Why you must “eat your own dog food!”
  • How she made $75K from her first live event for her own business
  • Why their experience in wedding planning was invaluable when they had to reinvent their business
  • Find out what she considers her career highlight
  • Afrin talks about what is next in her business….it includes a bit more balance!
  • Why they believe training speakers requires you to be hands on
  • How you can create raving fans with your community


Afrin's Favorite Tool:


Trip It - the travel app



Connect with Afrin: - get a free speaker checklist before you take the stage!


Oct 26, 2016

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.


Pratima Aravabhoomi


Show Notes:


  • What the quote “the darkest hour is before dawn” means to her
  • Where she gets her design inspiration
  • Her business prior to Craft Street Design
  • She never thought people would buy her quotes
  • She studied calligraphy and typography for her business
  • The hours she spend on each design
  • She makes the words as the most important thing on each wall poster
  • She designs everything “around” the quote
  • Her bestselling quotes depend on the season
  • Quotes are seasonal
  • Her quotes make perfect personal and corporate gifts
  • Her marketing strategy
  • Her advice for new entrepreneurs
  • Her advice for immigrant entrepreneurs
  • She works from her home and in coffee shops
  • It’s incredible to earn money regardless of where you work
  • Her whole business is based on inspiration
  • Her favorite quote is: What is the best that can happen?
  • The effect of this favorite quote on her
  • The plans for 2017


 The Resources





Oct 19, 2016

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.



Oct 17, 2016

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:


  • The terrible news she received as a 16-year-old
  • How her trip to Cambodia got cut short
  • Why her bucket list is done. Completed at 26!
  • Ways she keeps adding to her bucket list to make it a living, breathing document
  • How she manifested her partner and ended up marrying her
  • How she became an internet star!
  • Why she’s cooking in Julia Childs’ kitchen even though she never went to culinary school
  • The aspect of her coaching practice that she isn’t afraid to toot her own horn about!
  • Why Makenna is constantly training and learning new things
  • What 3 things are the core of her vision umbrella
  • Makenna’s response to people who want to “pick her brain”
  • The sources for her inspiration
  • Why you have to be that thing you want
  • You gotta hear about the “Bliss Bus!”
  • Why her business is running out of steam on the internet, in lieu of personal connections
  • Why a rising tide may not lift all boats
  • Hear about her Practical Magic event in San Antonio




Connect with Makenna: - Join her Facebook Group!





Oct 7, 2016

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.

Show notes

  • What inspired her to launch the business?
  • Did she launch it with a Business Plan?
  • What is her reason for not having one?
  • What she considers her true calling
  • Why she did not feel fulfilled at her previous corporate job
  • Why she hired a mentor
  • Why she calls herself a Focused Strategist, rather than a Coach
  • The 2 things that set her up for success were: 1) Focus, and 2) Confidence
  • What she teaches people to build their confidence
  • She had observed that the most capable people are the least confident
  • What to do to build confidence
  • What keeps her going when the going gets tough 
  • How she survived the worst loss in her life and get refocused on her dreams
  • Her favorite, inspirational song by Punch Brothers
  • Preparing a Regular Resume and a comprehensive Confidence Resume is a powerful tool
  • What to include in the Confidence Resume
  • The highlights in her career
  • Journaling as a way to document and review her ideas and thoughts, to create content, gratitude list, as an emotional outlet, and as blueprint sketch pad for her business ideas
  • Her big event in November 2016
  • Her avatar. If you meet the description, go ahead and send her a request for an invite or add her as a friend on Facebook.


Facebook:  Life with Passion Society  (ask for an invite)

My Oh My! Song Lyrics by Punch Brothers  r

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Sep 28, 2016

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.

Show Notes

  • What is the F-Factor diet made of?
  • How do diabetic patients benefit from it
  • What happens when cardio patients, reversed their cholesterol with the F-Factor diet
  • How the diet helps to manage sugar and excessive weight
  • What kind of carbs are good for the health
  • Is alcohol bad for people who want to lose weight
  • Why the F-Factor diet is equivalent to working out
  • Why you don’t easily feel hungry with this diet
  • Why fiber makes weight-loss easier
  • What it is that Tanya would have done differently
  • Loss of muscle tissues slows metabolism. Anything that builds muscles can help maintain normal metabolism.
  • How to be lean but strong

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Sep 21, 2016

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: 



  • How Jaimee gets a huge amount of press for her launch
  • What Picture This Clothing is and how it started
  • Why it’s important for a child to “wear their imagination”
  • How she brought imagination to life
  • What she’s done to be everywhere……TechCrunch didn’t hurt!
  • Her process for working out the logistics of making the product happen.
  • T-Shirts are coming, so it won’t just be dresses in the future.
  • How she handles hate mail - yes, even she has to deal with it!
  • Her big “WOW” so far!
  • The special detail she does for each and every order.
  • What Jaimee is focused on right now
  • There’s a book in the works!

Tiny Challenges Podcast - #tinychallenges


Sep 14, 2016

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,,  iVillage Live TV program,, 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:


  • How Lesley pioneered a home-based business to be able to care for her newborn child
  • She set up work-at-home movement with a girls’ club, professional women, and  entrepreneur moms
  • It was really hard to make ends meet at the start of her home-based work
  • What Home-Based Working Moms is
  • What Hire My Mom is
  • She wrote news releases and some
  • 90% of her site audience are looking for home-based work while caring for family
  • The most popular virtual job
  • May jobs can be done from home - virtual administrator post, social media management, writing, blogging, and web development
  • She gets many referrals from satisfied clients
  • Employers can post jobs for free
  • The options for members - free membership and upgraded premium membership
  • Problems and issues in this kind of business
  • How Lesley overcomes these problems
  • The tools of her trade
  • Keeping up with competition
  • Her current goals
  • Quotable quote: If you’re not moving ahead, then you’re moving backward




Websites: Hire My Mom  ;


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Sep 8, 2016

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”  (  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.

Show Notes:

  • How she moved forward from childhood where she witnessed her mom being a victim of domestic violence
  • The positive attitude she maintained to achieve success in life and career
  • What “LadyDrinks” is.
  • Her work as Co-Founder and President at LadyDrinks
  • Her work as Business News Anchor at NY1 News
  • Why she loves networking and bringing people together
  • Her former job titles
  • The meaning of her name “Joya”
  • What is “Devi Story Lab”?



- 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. 


Email:  joya(at)lady-drinks(dot)com

FB Page: American TV Anchor  Women’s  Network Initiative-

FB Personal (Joya Dass personal Facebook link)  



Aug 31, 2016

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. 

Show Notes:

  • What steps did she take to start The Joyful Planet Consultancy?
  • Why did she start this consultancy?
  • How did 9/11 affect her?
  • What was her career highlight?
  • How can others find their joy?
  • What is her goal?

Resources: - Get your free Life Purpose questionnaire and email it back to Patrice for feedback. It's an offer only available for Broads!

Aug 24, 2016

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!


Show Notes:

  • What inspired her for this new business?
  • How does she feel about gender equality?
  • Was there a business plan?
  • When should you “pivot” from an idea?
  • What really pisses her off?
  • How do you become a member on Apres?


@apresnyc- twitter

Aug 17, 2016

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.

Show Notes:

  • What is the story behind the “red pencil”?
  • Where did Maxine work before Build-A-Bear came to life?
  • Was there a business plan?
  • How did she finance her first store?
  • What should be included in a business plan?
  • How important is packaging?
  • What is her next big thing?


The Bear Necessities of Business: Building a Company with Heart    

Aug 9, 2016

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:


  • How the idea for her business came to fruition
  • The types of tasks she’s hired to do
  • The press response she got that completely surprised her
  • No business plan required…….it’s just not that kind of business
  • How she’s been able to become a global Mom stand in
  • A life coach and personal mentor combined - the best of both worlds
  • Family without the baggage - that’s the best part of her business
  • How she makes it through the tough times
  • Advice she has for Moms, after working for their children!
  • She successful business idea came at 63, so you are never too old to launch a business



Connect with Nina:


Aug 3, 2016

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!

Show Notes:

  • Where did the name Talking Shrimp come from?
  • How did she get her start?
  • What is a promo?
  • She taught who how to moonwalk?
  • What is her career highlight?
  • What mistakes has she made?
  • How does she help people?


Marie Forleo

The Copy Cure

Jul 27, 2016

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:


  • Learn how Caitlin left her job and started her business
  • Why her mistakes actually helped her
  • How she went from no online marketing experience to earning more than she imagined online
  • How her husband got involved in the business
  • Why having a supportive spouse is golden
  • Did she or didn’t she? It’s about the business plan
  • How you can start earning money online too
  • Do you Scope? Listen to find out how you can
  • How Caitlyn can help you escape cubicle captivity




Connect with Caitlin:







Jul 20, 2016

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:



  • Why you should hold on to the strategy for your social media
  • What part of your social media can be outsourced
  • How you need to use social media as a research tool
  • How large of a following you need to create a viable business
  • Are you listening on Twitter? You should be!
  • Why you should listen just as much as you talk on social media
  • How to make sure your following is organic and targeted




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


You can connect with Donna at:


Jul 13, 2016

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!

Show Notes:

  • How old was Joan when she founded Gymboree?
  • When did Gymboree become Gymboree?
  • What changes did she see in herself in treatment?
  • Would there be anything she would change if she did it all over again?
  • How did she get involved with Yoga Works?
  • When did the book come into play?


“Begin from Within”

“Play it Forward: From Gymboree to the Yoga Mat and Beyond”

Jul 6, 2016

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. 

Show Notes:

Tip #1 Never give up!

  • Kathleen King with Tate’s Bake Shop- Listen to the drama of deceit!
  • Sara Kaler – Her job was causing so much exhaustion and stress she started having seizures! 

Tip # 2 Be Scrappy!

  • Kimra Luna- Welfare to Millionaire in one year!

Tip #3 Don’t be afraid to disrupt an industry

  • Miki Agrawal- Serial Entrepreneur with tons of products and businesses (Thinx: the period panty)

Tip #4 Find a hole in the marketplace and fill it!

  • Basha Ruben the founder of Priori Legal
  • Bernadette Smith- the number one LGBT wedding planner!
  • Samantha Hess- A professional cuddler!
  • JoAnne Barken created The Batch – Sophisticated Bachelorette parties

Tip #5 You are never too old or too young

  • Susan O’Malley- In her 30’s decided to be a doctor!
  • Lyla Black created Lyla Tav Monsters- Not even a teenager yet and her stuffed animals are selling like crazy!

Tip #6 Have a word of the year

  • Rachel Haufsteder- Hustle! Hustle! Hustle!

Tip #7 Give back!

  • Angela Gia Kim- Give! Give! Get!
  • Rachel Goldstein- Talks about the importance of volunteering
  • Miki Agrawal- Thinx panties! The money goes to a third world country

Tip #8 Create something that you want to use

  • Jenny Powers- That’s me! With my program Running-with-Heels!
  • Jen Menchaca: member of Nation LTD- She created a comfy white shirt just like her dad’s
  • Jen Groover- Single mom who made the first compartmentalized handbag! (Butler Bag)
  • Heather Thompson- You can find her product Yummie everywhere!

Tip #9 Surround yourself with people who are positive and there to support you

  • Nikita Chopra- Her love entourage
  • Jen Scalia- Surround yourself with other badasses!

Tip #10 Take care of yourself!

  • Michelle Goldblum and Ali Leipzig- Soul Camp
  • Gala Darling- Peace through tapping
Jun 28, 2016

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!

Show Notes:

  • What is her dirty little secret?
  • How did she deal with her money issues?
  • What was her business originally?
  • How did she expand?
  • Was there a business plan?
  • What is “moneyminder”?
  • What is a good tool to use to modify some behaviors?
  • What is the next big thing?


“Sacred Success” – Barbara Stanny

Jun 22, 2016

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:


  • How she knew she couldn’t work for anyone
  • When she decided to start her business
  • Did she or didn’t she? You know we gotta know about the business plan….or not
  • How she started in online business before business was really online
  • One of the traits about herself that her bosses found annoying, but has helped her get ahead in her own business
  • How she grew an online business into a 7 figure empire 
  • Ways she grew her business with no list and starting from scratch
  • How you can listen to Heather’s podcast and why you should


Connect with Heather:

Listen to her podcast:

Get the Sexy Boss book:

Jun 14, 2016

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!

Show Notes:

  • What was the inspiration behind Agent of Change?
  • Was there a business plan?
  • Should you go with a business plan?
  • You should volunteer!
  • Stay positive
  • How does she balance being a mom and business life?
  • What is on her bucket list?

Resources: – app

Jun 8, 2016

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.

Show Notes:

  • Where did the name Gala Darling come from?
  • How she worked through her emotions/hormones when she was young
  • What is “tapping”?
  • The turning point getting to blogging
  • How to learn self-love to make new friends
  • How did her book “Radical Love” come about?
  • Back your own ideas!
  • What is a radical self-love bible?
  • In August look for her podcast!


Jun 1, 2016

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: 


  • How she has never listened to a podcast before and this interview is her very first and she finds it a “very cool experience.”
  • She had first worked at the front desk of Extra TV. She answered phone calls from the entertainment industry.  Her contacts list grew because of her job there as a receptionist. 
  • As a child, her father who worked at NASA encouraged her to become an engineer and did his best to lure her into the same industry. During summers, she was offered a job as a cashier at the official NASA gift shop.
  • She refused to work at NASA primarily because she didn’t want to wear a space suit. 
  • She studied at the University of Texas and earned a B.S. in Advertising. 
  • She then moved to New York City where she ended up working as a professional cocktail waitress, eventually working her way up to a weekend bartender position. 
  • She moved to Hollywood after 5 years in NY and got a first job with David E. Kelly Productions on the hit TV series Ally McBeal.  
  • At the same time she had been eyeing her dad’s white V-necks. She created one perfect vintage white v-neck for women and they wore it. 
  • She held 2 jobs as long as she could (almost 9 years)  while setting up her Nation LTD firm.  
  • She also taught at South Central 
  • Eventually, Nation Ltd became so big that she had to leave the showbiz industry.
  • Her fabrics need enzyme washing.(Enzyme wash uses enzymes produced by living organisms. The enzymes are  engineered to perform in a particular way so it is ecologically friendly. The enzymes biodegrade rather than linger in the water supply.) 
  • Her mom died of ovarian cancer and left her a small inheritance money which she invested in her business.    
  • Her business has shifted so much in the last 2 years that boutique and department stores are regular consignment. She chases everything and goes here there and everywhere trying to please all clients. 
  • She has shifted back to basic and core designs. 
  • She doesn’t sketch or design. Someone does it for her. 
  • She hires people who are smarter than she is.  So is fully supported by people  who know how to help her. 
  • She values her support team so much. Everybody is important to her. It’s hard if anyone quits because she feels to dedicated to the people she spends most of her day with. 
  • She likes coloring fabric.
  • She didn’t learn her business  in a  business school. She doesn’t understand cash flow
  • A friend helped fund her company. She had 7 different rounds of funding. 
  • Her secret to having sources of funding is in connecting to people. She talks to everybody because “You never know who you gonna meet. I created different connections.”
  • She didn’t prepare any business plan. She simply made friends and connections.  She discovered that it’s really about needing people. Her investors didn’t put money into any business plan, they just invested on her. 
  • She made a lot of mistakes along the way and she even repeated her mistakes but she never gave up.
  • Technology has a lot of impact on her business. She is learning every single day. She makes changes to adapt to a very fluid business environment so she is always prepared to shift and adjust accordingly.
  • She was featured on HSN (Home Shopping Network)and sold out all her scarf. 
  • She sells her apparel on many different outlets and stores  such as Bloomingdales, Revolve, Madison, A Pea in the Pod, Black Label, and many others.  She also sells every single product on her website. With a Peruvian backer, she is planning to have a stronger online business selling basic designs. 
  • She is selling in Canada. To find a store in Canada that carries Nation LTD apparel, pls contact Dawn at Wilshire Fashions. 



For inquiries




May 25, 2016

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.



  • She learned about aspects of business while working for an agency as a graphic designer. She learned about marketing, client relations, and branding.  
  • She quit that job and started working for herself at the age of 22.   
  • She founded Edgar in 2014 and it’s the only company that  she’s  actively running now.
  • She first started just doing websites and design work for local businesses. 
  • People kept telling her to teach about social media.  People paid for that. 

So she went into social media training as she realized training was way easier than making websites. 

  • She previously did productized consulting or information products.   
  • She realized that the best time to become an entrepreneur is while you’re young and you have no obligations because if you don’t succeed, you can just easily look for a job.
  • She realized that very few people see what you post so it’s sensible to re-use the same content. 
  • Before Edgar, they were manually preparing spreadsheets full of  content and were manually copy-pasting content. The manual system had a lot of limitations. 
  • Edgar was built to be software to do automatically what they used to do manually.
  • They chose the name Edgar because it was easy to pronounce and remember and it was a well-loved name of an elderly family member.  
  • Edgar just took off so quickly that it quickly surpassed their training business.  It was different than other tools where you have to keep refilling your queue. It’s a massive time saver. 
  • Laura’s company now employs 18 people from Canada and USA. 
  • By  working from home, they are not just limited to one geographic area when they hire people. 
  • MeetEdgar costs only $49 a month for 10 social media accounts.





May 18, 2016

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: 

  • Janis’s background was in fashion
  • Janis just needs 3 minutes to talk with someone!
  • Carly got into the business because she has been around it her whole life and had a knack for matchmaking
  • Men are clients and women are members
  • Lowest to highest prices range from $6000 to $1000000
  • More work is more expense
  • “The 4 B’s”
  • Carly’s biggest highlight is one of the couples she married had a child
  • Diamonds and proposal planning is secret passion of Carly’s
  • They do not take women as clients
  • They will start having their own lectures
  • Make sure when you are spending time together with your significant other, it's quality time

Contact the Spindels:

May 11, 2016

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:




  • What inspired Bump Boxes
  • How Christine made her idea a reality
  • How she launched a business while working a day job
  • Why she chose her husband as a Co-Founder
  • Why she used a business canvas rather than a business plan
  • How she had to pivot in her business and why she recommends “staying fluid”
  • Why she was the perfect avatar for her business
  • How she started her business in her dining room 
  • How she has grown her business and expanded the age range of her products
  • Why growth involving getting a warehouse is actually scary
  • What she knows now that would have caused her to do things differently
  • Why it’s important to get on your marketing game early
  • How non-stop “Power Poses” have become her mainstay
  • The role coaching and mentoring have played in her success



Links and Resources:


May 4, 2016

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:

  • Always move forward
  • Her highlight moment in her career
  • Be open to the flow…
  • Write about something that attaches to an emotion
  • Pay attention to how you write and say things
  • Make sure you stay up to date
  • Invest in people who have different knowledge than yourself

Links mentioned: 


Apr 27, 2016

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:

  • Owned her first business at 20
  • She used to work 100 hour weeks
  • You know it’s bad when your parents tell you they are moving in!
  • Word of mouth is powerful!
  • Use a 3-month period to fuel
  • Exercise short and long term goals
  • Is there a book coming soon??
  • 8-week group program

Links Mentioned:

Apr 20, 2016

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:

  • What to include and what to leave out of a pitch
  • “A pitch for every nitch”
  • Business plan or no business plan?
  • Her biggest lesson in business
  • Pitching to Darth Vader…
  • What is coming soon?
  • “Impacting Millions”
  • Why 15 seconds?

Links Mentioned:

Apr 13, 2016

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:

  • What it was like to be an Olympic athlete
  • How did she get started?
  • Where should you start?
  • Planning when you start out? What’s that?
  • Delegate!
  • Business Formula = CBA’s
  • Her career highlight
  • Her next big thing…


Apr 6, 2016

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:


  • How she got her start in finance
  • Why she wanted to be the easiest finance person to understand
  • Why “not speaking the language” freaked her out
  • How she got on the trading floor at 16!
  • What the word “bitch” means to her
  • What Rich Bitches need to know right now
  • Why you should have a “spending plan”, not a budget
  • Why you should have a latte!
  • Nicole’s definition of the LBD
  • How to stay on top of your credit rating and who to trust for your real report
  • What Nicole is going to stop/start/begin doing in her finances
  • Why she loves “sub-savings accounts”!
  • When you can expect to see “Boss Bitch” in bookstores


Connect with Nicole:

Mar 30, 2016

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:


  • Where she first lived in the UK
  • What it took for her to get clear about her path
  • How she started her business and why
  • Why Marie Forleo changed her life
  • How moving “across the pond” where she didn’t know anyone changed her course in life
  • What she learned from “B School”
  • How she created a 6 figure business in 6 months
  • Why she felt the need to be transparent about her finances
  • How she went from $30K in debt to having a life of freedom
  • What 54 “No’s” mean to her and how it played a role in her success
  • Her career highlight to date
  • Her greatest professional mistake
  • What she is doing to grow her business
  • What she is checking off her bucket list


Resources Mentioned: - starting May 2nd

Instagram and Facebook - iheartmylifenow

Mar 23, 2016

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:

  • Surround yourself with other badasses
  • To plan or not to plan?
  • Figure out the why and the what
  • Mindset and how it can affect business
  • Take it easy - why it matters
  • The little black business book

Links Mentioned:

Mar 16, 2016

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:

  • The Uncaged Life
  • Steps taken to start her business
  • Freedom of flexibility
  • Rebecca’s goal
  • Her career highlight so far
  • No pants party!
  • Uncage your business
  • Her next big thing!
  • The 2 ugliest words in the world



Rebecca’s Tool Box:




Schedule Once



Links Mentioned: 

Mar 9, 2016

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:

  • Steps to starting her businesses
  • Business plan?
  • Power of visualization
  • Prosperity picture
  • Budgets don’t work!
  • Don’t stop the learning
  • What is in Ellen’s toolbox?
  • What’s next?

Links Mentioned:

Mar 2, 2016

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:

  • How her bachelorette parties are different
  • The average cost of a bachelorette party
  • Most popular destinations
  • How her business came about
  • What she would have done differently starting out
  • What she will stop and start doing this year
  • How her website works
  • Her Life hacks to making business easier
  • Her next big thing!


If you want to be featured on her website: #shareyourbach on Instagram



Feb 24, 2016

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:

  • Pro and cons of partnerships
  • Should you have a business plan?
  • Where to start to get an online presence
  • About their book “Life, Love, Follow”
  • How they went about writing their book
  • Advice for others when writing a book
  • Where to start online regardless of how old your business is
  • It’s never too late!
  • 2016 bucket list
  • Business hacks



Feb 17, 2016

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: 


  • How Danielle’s sarcasm created her new business
  • Personality Archetypes from the purse process
  • Meet Debbie Dumpster, Vanishing Veronica, Perfect Priscilla
  • Find out Jenny’s personality too
  • How Danielle connects with others using this tool
  • How you can find your connection tool too
  • What Danielle does besides looking in other women’s purses!
  • Danielle’s life hacks for business women
  • What Danielle has in the works for the coming months



Connect with Danielle: - email

Twitter/purseprocess - website


Feb 10, 2016

“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:

  • What is fascination?
  • How her assessment works?
  • Great teams are not built on similarities
  • Difference between traditional testing and her test
  • When women are demoralized they leave their jobs!
  • Every time you communicate you are adding value or taking up space
  • Her book “Fascinate”
  • The starting of her book club!
  • Her book launch on April 26th
  • Other sources in her toolbox
  • One-hour personal brand
  • Creating codes for people to share
  • About her awesome business card!
  • Women want to be fascinating and men want to be fascinated


Feb 3, 2016

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:

  • Keep it simple! 
  • How to design your work schedule
  • Take risks!
  • How to make the work load easier on you
  • Her upcoming project for2016! 



Jan 27, 2016

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:

  • You’re never too old!
  • Don’t look down, look forward
  • How to turn “ M’s to W’s”
  • The turning point when she decided to start her own business at 50
  • What is a medical spa?
  • The key to a successful business
  • Tools for your “toolbox” on
  • Her next big project (s) coming soon


Tough Cookie don’t Crumble                                                                                                        (email)

Jan 20, 2016

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:

  • Nitika was diagnosed at age 10 with head-to-toe psoriasis and endured thick, white, itchy, scaly skin for 16 years!
  • Her condition worsened to psoriatic arthritis with severe pain, and a divorce soon followed.
  • Nitika thought, “Why do I look so different from everyone else?”
  • “I’ve always been more committed to my happiness more than to my suffering.”
  • Nitika started Bella Life magazine in 2010 as the best platform to share with the world the things she is passionate about.
  • Bella Life led her to having a talk show for awhile, and then transition to her website.
  • Nitika shares an inspiring story of how she first became a spokesperson on QVC for luxury skin care products.
  • Vision boards have played a huge role in Nikita’s life; she finds creating them to be a powerful practice that brings clarity to her life.
  • Several things from her vision board have come true, like having a talk show, having conversations with various magazines, and abundance in general in her life.
  • As a certified life coach, Nitika focuses more on coaching through blogs and Instagram posts instead of one-on-one coaching.
  • Nitika plans to start focusing more on effective email lists in her business.
  • She plans to continue to share from the most vulnerable, authentic place that she can.
  • When the going gets tough, Nitika focuses on her “Love Entourage,” which is the community of people that she can call on and always rely on.
  • “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Nitika lives by this mantra each day.
  • Nitika shares the items in her “Self-Love Toolkit.”
  • Nitika advises having a consistent, daily routine that makes you feel connected.
  • Nitika’s “Next Big Thing” is The Self-Love Celebration in NYC on Feb. 9. It’s a big event showcasing people and their brands. Visit her website for more info!


Find her on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter: @nitikachopra.

Jan 13, 2016

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:

  • Her book “Do Cool Sh*t”
  • 5 day business boot camp
  • Her panty lines called “Thinx” and “Iconundies”  and how she became passionate about creating these lines 
  • “Tushy” the attachable bidet for your toilet!
  • The cost/savings benefits to her products
  • The give backs and environmental impact using her products
  • What keeps her going
  • The 3 questions she asks herself when starting a new business
  • Shortcuts and hacks to making business life easier


Jan 6, 2016

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:

  • How Leanne drew security in her childhood from having “family dinner” at the table every night
  • How she started her catering business and noticed that families didn’t do dinner together anymore: “Is THIS the new norm?”
  • How Leanne’s story includes some very tough days, including being a divorced, single mom, homeschooling her kids and running her business
  • How the course of her life changed when she won a recipe contest in 1996 and then wrote her first book, which she sold out of the trunk of her car
  • Leanne thought, “I could do this for a living!” She has gone on to write over ten books now.
  • Leanne’s advice to others includes: be original, seek out expertise early, and hire people to help you ASAP—especially in customer service!
  • Leanne’s business is truly a family affair, with three generations: her mom, herself, and her daughter!
  • Menu Mailer includes a 7-day free trial that anyone can use, accessing their database to create a customized plan.
  •   Leanne shares her personal favorite recipe—and a phenomenal customer favorite: Garlic Lime Chicken!
  • Leanne’s mission plays perfectly into her partnership with Vanity Fair napkins, called “Take Back the Table.” Leanne says, “The table is where hearts are connected and tummies are fed.”
  • Leanne plans to hire some new people, stop doing too much, and continuing her “family first” mantra for her employees and business.
  • Leanne is most proud of the fact that she has never quit, the way her business has evolved, and the hard work, dedication, and loyalty of her team.
  • Leanne is a big fan of coaching, and recommends it to any new business owner.
  • Sign up for your free 7-day trial and Find Leanne at and on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. 
Dec 30, 2015

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:

  • Myka was living in London and working in marketing and communications. She wanted flexibility and happiness, but had no idea what kind of business she could start.
  • Her “Aha moment” came from an idea from a former client who was going to meet the queen and needed etiquette advice. 
  • Myka realized her passion for etiquette was the answer, but thought: “How on earth am I going to start a business out of this?”
  • She did research, found information, identified a target market and niche, and created a strategy and goals.
  • Myka firmly believes there shouldn’t be a “Plan B.” Don’t have a “fallback mentality.”
  • Myka’s advice for someone starting out in a new business is to seek counsel and don’t try to do it alone.
  • Myka’s favorite resource was the NYS Small Business Development Center, which gave free, one-to-one guidance from retired experts in various fields. 
  • Myka  took etiquette classes at the English Manor school in England, and thought, “I could bring this to the US.”
  • One of her unique services is “mock-dating.”
  • The most common social etiquette faux pas? Most involve cell phones out at dinner and not using eye contact and proper body language.
  • “Etiquette is being thoughtful, kind, and respectful to everyone around you and treating everyone the way you want to be treated.”
  • The most popular course is the finishing course called The Duchess Effect.
  • Most of her clients are women of various ages, but she conducts classes for children ages 5 and up.
  • Myka offers corporate and group training classes.
  • Myka shares what she will start, stop, and continue doing in her business. She will stop saying yes to too many opportunities, start beginning her day earlier, and continue holding brainstorming sessions.
  • Myka’s favorite hacks include Evernote and other organizational tools.
  • Myka’s NEXT BIG THING is to finish developing her etiquette app.


Find Myka on Instagram and Twitter @mykameier!

Dec 23, 2015

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:

  • Jo-Na’ was a senior in high school when her work was used illegally. She grew up in the music business and has been performing since age 5.
  • She later went to law school and decided to use her talents to help people understand how to protect their creativity and their rights.
  • She launched her business with a marketing plan, but not with a business plan. She faced a lot of uphill battles in establishing her business.
  • She shares the first three things you should do to protect yourself in starting a business, and they involve protecting your money, your intellectual property, and your ideas.
  • Jo-Na’ advises seeing a lawyer(and an accountant!) for a consultation even BEFORE launching your business; don’t wait until you have a problem!
  • Jo-Na’s inspiration comes from two apps that she CANNOT function without: Evernote for (organization), and Teamwork (for project management software).
  • Most of her clients are entrepreneurs, authors, speakers, and others in creative and innovative businesses.
  • What will Jo-Na’ stop doing, start doing, and continue doing? She will STOP checking email, and use an assistant and folders to organize. She will CONTINUE actively and consistently marketing. She will START working as an advisor to others launching their businesses.
  • Dance breaks during the day are what keeps Jo-Na’ going! Her favorite quote is from Henry David Thoreau: “Our truest life is when we are living in our dreams awake.”


Find her on Twitter, Facebook and more @jwilliamsesq!

Dec 16, 2015

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:

  • Her inspiration came three years ago when her chosen word for the year was “open.” It reminded her to be open to all that was “out there.”
  • One Lesson Learned: If someone wants to buy something that you do for fun, then you should probably pay attention!
  • She and her husband made a guest booklet at their wedding, and people started asking for them. “Guesterly” was born!
  • Guesterly started as a custom design firm and grew into a software company. It focuses on pre-event planning and is basically a cheat sheet for events. It helps accelerate and enhance real relationships.
  • Rachel became good at PR on an almost zero budget, so she began helping people learn to do it themselves.
  • Rachel’s word for 2015 is HUSTLE, and it embodies her entrepreneurial attitude.
  • Rachel discusses her favorite parts of being a food editor, and how interviewing guests for O magazine led to her writing her book, Cooking Up A Business.
  • Rachel explains the concept of “chiseling,” where you start with one thing and chisel down to another.
  • Her rules for eating as a food editor? “Try anything, but if it’s not great, then don’t keep eating it.  Eat only the best, the really amazing food.”
  • Her PR School teaches the “Give, Give, Get” mindset. Give good story, give like it’s a friend, and get coverage. Listen in to hear Rachel explain.
  • Rachel shares what she will stop, start, and continue doing, and what she’s most proud of accomplishing in 2015.
  • Her favorite items in her “toolbox” for productivity?  Daily Action Planner, Inbox Zero, and HIT exercise. 


Cooking Up A Business by Rachel Hofstetter


Dec 9, 2015

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:

  • She married her high school sweetheart and then became single again at age 28. “I would pay someone for a good hug,” she thought.
  • Her first steps to making her dream a reality were to purchase a web domain and create a website. She hired a lawyer and then passed out business cards and flyers. Within one month, she was featured in a magazine article.
  • Samantha views her business as a therapy and not something sexual or romantic. “We all go through moments in life when we feel unloved, unappreciated, and invisible; we have to have somewhere to go.”
  • There is sneakiness between the very few competitors in the snuggling business! Samantha explains!
  • Samantha says if she had to do something differently, she would have gone more with her gut instinct and intuition rather than listen to business experts.
  • Samantha shares her personal story of growing up in an abusive household with a drug and alcohol-addicted parent. She freely gave affection but then married someone who felt the opposite. Listen to her story!
  • In addition to Samantha’s family issues, she went through a time of obesity, then lost significant weight, obtained her degree in fitness, and then became a personal trainer.
  • She has also been in eight car accidents and suffers from chronic back pain.
  • When she posted job openings for employees for her new retail location, she received over 6000 applications! She narrowed the list to 30 people whom she interviewed. It was a tedious process to make sure she hired the right people.
  • Her certification program costs less than $1000 and reveals her secrets and techniques. It teaches anyone how they can open and operate their own cuddling business.
  • Samantha’s career highlight is her work with a special ALS-diagnosed client who has become a regular. She knows she makes a positive difference in Adam’s life.
  • Samantha also shares what keeps her going each day, her favorite business hack, and what she has on her professional bucket list before 2016 rolls around.
  • Samantha says, “I’m not in this to make a billion dollars. I don’t care about the money. I care about changing peoples’ lives and making a difference for someone.”


Dec 2, 2015

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:

  • Shiva was inspired to launch her company after noticing how bored her 8-month old daughter became with new toys after a short time. She thought, “There HAS to be a better way!”
  • Last March, the idea of a toy subscription service consumed her, and she launched the very next month! She didn’t use a business plan but had lots of experience in the business world.
  • She tried to understand her target market and be “out there” talking with potential customers. She started small, with the realization that success would be an ongoing process.
  • Green Pinata’s most popular plan is $24.99/monthly, and toys are exchanged every six weeks. Every box has 4-5 toys valued at around $100. The toys are high-quality, engaging and educational toys. 
  • Shiva’s company takes the guesswork out of finding appropriate toys and makes a great gift idea for birthdays, holidays, baby showers, etc.
  • Shiva is concerned about the harmful chemicals used in the manufacture of many toys. She tells you why you should throw out those rubber ducks in the bathtub!
  • Green Pinata Toys maintains strict guidelines for cleaning and sanitizing toys between uses.
  • Shiva realizes that she spent marketing dollars in the wrong places in the beginning, and has learned lessons the hard way!
  • When the going gets tough for Shiva, she remembers why she started her business in the first place, and talks to her mom for extra support and encouragement.
  • Shiva isn’t looking for “the next big thing,” but is focusing on the small things that contribute to her success.


The discount coupon code for $10 OFF of first month is GP89928, and this is the registration link The coupon code expires January 31, 2016.

Find Green Pinata Toys on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, too!

Shiva has a special discount offer for Broadcast listeners!

Nov 25, 2015

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:

  • After getting her degree in education and teaching kindergarten, Jen came to the point where she said, “I’m not happy. I CANNOT do this for the rest of my life.”
  • While in the fitness industry, Jen overtrained and deteriorated her health—a condition now known as “oxidative stress.” She had to ask, “What is my purpose? What ignites me?”
  • What she loved most was inspiring people, so she transitioned to life coaching, and then began helping women start their own businesses.
  • “As an entrepreneur, we probably have no idea what the next step, and that’s ok. If you’re following your passion and living with a sense of integrity, and you stay clearly connected to your purpose, then the next step will appear. Passion fuels the next step.”
  • Success, or lack of success, boils down to what you believe.
  • Jen doesn’t believe in having a “Plan B;” if you do, then you are committed to being uncommitted.
  • Jen’s “Eureka Moment” came while standing in line at a grocery store digging in her purse for her credit card. She thought, “Seriously? As far as innovation has come in our society, and we accept a bucket for a handbag?”
  • Her Mom taught her to be a solution-driven person by not allowing complaints without a solution.
  • The silverware basket in her dishwasher became the inspiration for The Butler Bag.
  • Today, Butler Bag is licensed and sold by Avon.
  • Jen’s jewelry line, Empowered by Jen Groover, features her quotes, known as “Grooverisms.”
  • Leader Girls is Jen’s brand of dolls and accessories to teach empowerment through play in fostering girls’ entrepreneurship.
  • Her Emotional Intelligence curriculum teaches enlightened leadership and has seen a huge growth recently.
  • Jen’s book, What If? And Why Not? addresses the fears that hold us back from being successful.
  • One of Jen’s current obsessions is neuroscience and learning how our brains can help our success. She does brain games multiple times each day via apps.

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. for her bags


Nov 18, 2015

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:

  • Emma was raised by a professional single mom, and that experience has impacted who she is.
  • Even before 2012, she felt drawn and connected to professional single moms and their needs.
  • When Emma got divorced, she looked for resources for professional single moms but found nothing that spoke to her. She was inspired to start her blog and website.
  • “If you aren’t bumping into cool women on the playground, at the PTA meetings, or at the office, then it’s very hard to get the support you need, and you end up feeling ostracized.”
  • Emma began the Single Mom Society, which is a directory to connect single professional women who live in the same areas and have similar lifestyle interests.
  • When Emma began her blog, she wrote personal stories about money, dating, relationships, and sex. Her writing became her therapy, art, and business because, “Authenticity resonates with others.”
  • Emma is excited about her new video course that will allow her to better serve her audience.  It’s called How NOT to be a Broke Single Mom and is full of Emma’s inspirational story and practical advice.
  • Her career highlights have been the ability to “pull it all together” to be the primary breadwinner to support her two children and the ability to be personal and vulnerable in her blog.
  • What keeps her going? “Dumber people have been more successful than me!”
  • One of Emma’s favorite hacks is, which is a personal finance app.
  • Emma is launching a podcast called Like a Mother with Emma Johnson. Look for it on iTunes!


Find Emma on Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook, too!

Nov 11, 2015

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:

  • The biggest risk, as she sees it, was to market the business via Facebook.
  • The Urban Sitter process is easy, whether you are a sitter looking for work or a parent looking for reliable sitters. Parents enroll and purchase a subscription for a low monthly rate.
  • The success stories are many, but Lynn wishes they could have expanded into additional markets faster than they did.
  • Urban Sitter focuses on connections, affiliations, partnerships, and networking to match up sitters and families when expanding into a new market.
  • Lynn and her co-founders launched with a business plan, which has helped them prioritize.
  • One of her career highlights was reaching her 100,000th booking in the US.
  • The song that keeps her going when the going gets tough? Walking on Sunshine

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: (Lynn’s website)

Nov 4, 2015

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:

  • She started her business with only $5000 after she became frustrated trying to fix up a 75-year old house and not being able to find a reliable home improvement contractor.
  • A contractor found a pesky squirrel in her attic and Debra offered to promote his business in return for a commission.  A partnership was born.
  • Debra took the franchise model and began teaching people in neighboring communities how to run their own businesses.
  • Her franchise is a great opportunity for stay at home moms, dads, and retired contractors.
  • Debra prescreens the professionals in her network by checking for licenses, insurance, references, and a clean business record of 15-20 years or more.
  • One of Debra’s newest ventures includes improvements and modifications for seniors who wish to “age in place.”  They want to stay in their homes but need work done to be able to do that.
  • Debra’s advice is, “Don’t try to do it yourself!  Hire professionals to do things that save you time and money.”
  • Debra discusses her favorite apps and hacks that save her time and money, how she keeps going, and what’s next for her business.

Links and Resources:

The Complete Guide to Owning and Operating a Successful Home Owner Referral Network-12th Edition, by Debra Cohen

Oct 28, 2015

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:

  • It was the end of a 17-year marriage that prompted Marni to start her business.
  • After experiencing the ups and downs of dating again, Marni thought, “If I don’t fix this, I’m going to be unhappy, alone, and miserable for the rest of my life, and I’m going to teach this and pass it on to my daughters.”
  • Marni wanted to start her business to write a book about her experiences in learning to love herself, dating, and meeting her current husband.
  • After six years of business, Marni’s company helps women figure out why they are still single, fall in love with themselves, create a life they love and find someone amazing to love.
  • Marni’s business became a reality as she got professional advice, identified her target market, and took one step at a time.
  • Marni shares the benefits of her vision board that stays in constant sight at her bathroom sink!
  • Marni is qualified as a dating expert because she has dated successfully and unsuccessfully through several decades!
  • Marni shares The D Factor: Your Date-ability Factor.  Are you dateable to the men you WANT or the men you GET?
  • One of Marni’s career highlights was being asked to be on Dr. Drew’s radio show, Loveline.
  • Marni shares what keeps her going, and what she’ll stop, start, and continue in her business.
  • Her “one big thing” for 2015 is her work on creating a TV show about dating.  
  • She shares tips for those facing dating dilemmas:  “If you don’t like the results you’re getting, then stop playing the blame game and take responsibility.  You have all the power, so date like that!”

Resources:  (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)

Oct 21, 2015

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:

  • Deposit A Gift started as a cash gift registry service for people who wanted a “nice” way to ask for cash gifts for their weddings.
  • Her first customer was acquired through Twitter on New Year’s Eve, 2009!
  • Initially, Dana merged a department store registry and a wedding website so donors could fund hotel, airfare, romantic dinners, massages, and specific home goods.
  • Her company taps into the idea of sharing and telling your story with honesty about what kinds of gifts are most needed.
  • Deposit A Gift has now become the only site that serves both the wedding/baby shower registry market and the fundraising market.
  • Customers create an account, choose their preferred avenue of raising money, then have a small (starting at 5-7%) fee taken out of funds raised. 

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:

Oct 14, 2015

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’s husband was a FedEx driver and their family was barely making it when she spent their entire tax return on an iMac computer so she could blog.
  • She found work with a network marketing company and found that she loved teaching, training, and coaching people.
  • She started doing webinars and building her Facebook community to gain an audience.
  • She soon asked her husband to leave his job because she had made $10K in only six weeks and needed to devote more time to her business.
  • She literally spent hours each day listening to podcasts and free online content to educate herself about the world of online entrepreneurship.
  • She used Pinterest to drive traffic to her website.
  • Her program is actionable and she teaches people how to launch and maintain their online businesses.
  • Kimra was raised with a “victim mindset” by her family but she decided to be nothing like her family.  She determined to leave the past behind and be confident in who she is.

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 or on Facebook at Freedom Hackers Mastermind Group.  You don’t want to miss Kimra’s story, so join us!

Oct 7, 2015

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:


  • What Jennifer learned from her business plan
  • The mistakes she made that she learned from
  • How to properly use your “hunches” in your business
  • When you should quit your job to go with your business plan
  • Ways to get buy in from key employees to get buy in for your business
  • When to say “no” to new opportunities
  • How she diversified her revenue stream
  • The 2 highlights of her business career
  • The role her co-founder makes her business  better
  • How to create value where clients see the value
  • When to stop offering a product or service
  • The most valuable business tool that Jennifer has
  • Her next big thing for her business



Resources to connect with Jennifer: - Jennifer’s website



Sep 30, 2015

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:


  • The humble beginnings of Lyla Tov Monsters
  • What the name Lyla Tov means and where it came from
  • How a classroom project launched their website
  • The tipping point for moving the company from the kitchen table to real production
  • How they ran a successful Kickstarter Campaign
  • Their proof of concept and how that changed their plans
  • How Lyla names the monsters and gets engagement from their customers in the process
  • What keeps Lyla and Erin moving forward in their business
  • How the monsters keep tigers out of the bathroom!
  • What they will continue doing to grow their business



Get in Touch with Lyla Tov:

Sep 23, 2015

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:

  • How Selena, a self-proclaimed introvert, has learned to overcome fear and hesitation to reach out to people, organize events, and connect with those who are worth getting to know
  • How Selena’s previous job at a non-profit in NYC prompted her to expand her possibilities and want to make a bigger difference in people’s lives
  • How Selena’s passion for learning led her to start her business, even hiring a business coach for the first year at a huge financial expense
  • Selena hosts a Mastermind Group of other successful entrepreneurs, experts, and authors
  • How Selena has learned hard lessons in hiring and become more cautious about who she brings on board with her business
  • What Selena hopes to stop doing, start doing, and continue doing for business success

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:    (Selena’s website)

Sep 16, 2015

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:


  • Whether Kate considered following in the footsteps of her Doctor parents.
  • How Kate found it inside her to avoid the “red solo cup”
  • Why she was focused on providing for her family, before she even had one
  • How to sell with integrity and heart, coming from a place of value
  • How as a student, she built a business during the school year breaks
  • Why you should make yourself dispensable to your business
  • What caused Kate to acquire $20,000 in debt in one year
  • The breakthrough she had through journaling
  • Ways that money management becomes self-care
  • How she balances working with her spouse



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:



Sep 9, 2015

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:

  • Her company began because she wasn’t happy with the shapewear available to her.  
  • Heather’s AHA moment:  She literally cut up a shapewear garment and a tank top and pieced them together to create the foundational product for Yummie.
  • Yummie by Heather Thomson has expanded into a lifestyle brand offering bras, panties, shapewear, jeans, leggings, and activewear.
  • Before launching her own company, Heather worked in fashion design for celebrities such as Beyonce, JLo, and Sean Combs. It was while working for Beyonce that she came up with the idea for Yummie.
  • Her products project a positive body image for women, with sizes ranging from XS-3X.
  • Shortly after her launch, Maidenform copied her 3-panel tank.  She fought for design integrity and eventually won a $6.75 million settlement against them for patent infringement.
  • Yummie by Heather Thomson products are now available in Nordstrom’s, Bloomingdale’s, and Dillard’s.
  • Heather has several helpful tips for other entrepreneurs.  Join us for details!

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:   (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


#yummie life

Sep 2, 2015

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:

  • She took out a self-proclaimed cheesy classified seeking a business partner 
  • She literally met HUNDREDS of people and drove her friends crazy trying to find a technical engineer to partner with her.
  • Maria didn’t launch with a formal business plan but had a “product spec document.”
  • If she started her company again, she says she would stick with a prototype and a lean canvas model and spend more time with people.
  • Her “lean” methodology comes from Eric Ries’ book, The Lean Startup---and is embodied by  the brillaint "salad bar "analogy she shares.
  • She noticed that her potential investors were only interested in a prototype of the product, NOT a business plan.
  • Yapp lets you create a basic app for free, using a quick tutorial and blank templates.  It’s user-friendly and simple to use!
  • Yapp is ideal for events, groups, retreats, reunions, support groups, companies, retailers, and teams.
  • Maria says the totally free product will probably go away soon as the company narrows its focus but continues to provide great support for users.

Join us for more from Maria!  She shares her favorite sources of inspiration and favorite business hacks.  Visit her website at or email Maria directly at



Aug 26, 2015

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:

  • She and her husband designed the app, combining fitness and safety.
  • In a very short time, there were 20,000 users!
  • They applied to Boomtown Accelerator for initial help with scalability and the business plan.
  • They reached out to running specialty stores and partnered with the Independent Running Retail Association for added credibility.
  • There is a free portion of the app that offers certain features, and a premium subscription available for just $4.99/monthly.
  • Violet says they have a new update to the app coming soon with new functionality.
  • The app  could useful for real estate brokers and online daters down the road as they integrate their safety features into existing apps
  • Violet announces their first outside integration partner, Drunk Mode.  RunSafe’s safety features will be integrated into the existing app, used by 750,000 users already!


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!


Aug 19, 2015

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:

  • She grew up in NY, not able to decide between wanting to be a doctor or a rock star.
  • She graduated from Vassar, and then entered the corporate world for six years, working in the chemical industry.
  • She has a great story to share about how writing a resignation letter eight months early freed and empowered her!
  • She felt called back to her activist roots, and became involved with youth empowerment, conflict resolution, intervention, and development through Resolving Conflicts Creatively.  
  • She moved to NYC and worked in staff development and training in the NYC public schools for seven years.
  • This job turned her in the direction of designing curriculum and coaching work that became Move the Crowd.
  • Her life-changing moment occurred at age 26, when she lost five people close to her in just five short months.
  • She reevaluated life and death, and asked, “What am I really here to do?”
  • She started writing to heal and make sense of the circumstances because she questioned everything.
  • Move the Crowd (begun in 2011) is a venture that draws on every life experience she ever had.  It affects culture, and moves and engages people.

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!

Aug 12, 2015

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:

  • Prior to 2004, she planned events for nonprofits.  When she first launched 14 Stories, people either thought she was crazy or brilliant.
  • She launched initially without a business plan, but built a website, used Google ad words, and received a ton of media attention.
  • Bernadette has seen a recent surge in training wedding pros since the Supreme Court ruling.  She knows many LGBT weddings are just around the corner!
  • One of the major issues in an LGBT wedding is finding a venue and service providers who are supportive.
  • One aspect of an LGBT wedding is that traditional gender roles and rules don’t apply, giving total freedom for ANY style of a wedding celebration.
  • 14 Stories offers licenses for establishing branch offices in other locations and training licenses for wedding professionals.
  • Bernadette has written books, developed apps and even created her own line of LGBT wedding attire to fill the need for missing elements in this industry.
  • The name, 14 Stories, came from the significance of 14 in US civil rights.

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: 

Aug 5, 2015

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:

  • Her entrepreneurial spirit was inherited from her father, who created multiple businesses in New York after immigrating from Italy at age 14.
  • Her Caffe Unimatic business is a way to honor and remember his unique “drip-percolator” coffee pot.
  • She literally fell into the coffee business after discovering 5000 warehoused original models of his Unimatic coffee pot after his death a few years ago.
  • She created a line of coffee to go with the unique pot and markets these products through her website.
  • Coffee is only PART of Elisabeth’s story!  She helped create Legacy Out Loud, which is an initiative to engineer girls’ career goals.  Their mantra is “Mission, Mindset, and Mentorship.” Along the same lines, she helped create “Master Your Mission NYC,” which is a curriculum course for game-changing women who want to make a difference in the world.
  • Elisabeth has been given many opportunities to speak publicly about her unusual path in 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!


Jul 29, 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 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 story of how Michelle and Ali met and connected through a series of crossed paths will show that this endeavor was simply MEANT TO BE!
  • It’s a camp for your soul (hence, the name)—for connecting to who you really are.
  • All labels from your adult life fall away at Soul Camp, and you get to be that “kid at camp” again.
  • It was the camp director from Camp Towanda who suggested that the ladies bring a retreat-like camp to his facility.
  • They thought, “This could be so much fun!  Why not bring our favorite instructors to our favorite place on earth!”
  • They reached out to yoga instructors, meditation and energy workers, thought leaders, fitness instructors, and wellness leaders.  They all said YES to camp!
  • The ladies secured company sponsors, especially those with the word “soul” in their names or products.
  • The first camp (2014) had about 200 campers (both men and women), and they expect more this year on both coasts.
  • Their plan is to expand, possibly abroad, for next year.  Ultimately, they hope to have Soul Camps all over the US!
  • Soul Camp is like regular camp, except the activities center around mind, body, spirit-based activities, workshops, and classes.  The activities are optional, and the focus is on community and connection among the campers.

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. 


Links:       (website)


**Use the code BROADSOUL for a 20% discount for our listeners!

Jul 22, 2015

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 invested her life savings to create Savvy Auntie, and barely escaped the stock market crash of 2008 in doing so!
  • Melanie took specific steps to launch her business and grow to become a multimedia company.
  • Melanie wishes she had started sooner!
  • Melanie’s advice is to move forward and keep going, even when difficulties come.  Even mistakes can be steps forward.
  • Melanie meditates each day to quiet her mind.

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:    ( Melanie’s website)


Reach her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at Savvy Auntie.

Jul 15, 2015

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:

  • She tells how her business developed from an idea to a dream to reality!
  • She shares her vision for the future of “Over 40 Females.”
  • She talks about the success of the radio show she produces, directs, and hosts.
  • She gives helpful advice about securing investors for your business.
  • She talks about her business plans for the second half of 2015, along with what might be THE NEXT BIG THING!
  • She reveals the inspiring book and magazine that should be part of any entrepreneur’s toolbox.

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!

Resources:    (website)  (Judy’s online and live networking community)  (find archived episodes of “What Women Want”)



Jul 8, 2015

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:

  • How Sandra, “a geek in high heels,” became frustrated with having to compromise fit or fashion to wear the high heels she wanted.
  • How Sandra combined her loves of business, technology, and fashion to create her successful enterprise.
  • How Sandra worked to build her company from an idea and a blank sheet of paper.
  • How Sandra’s “butterfly moment” occurred at a party, and the idea was born for customized shoes that are comfortable to wear!
  • The steps Sandra took to build her business, including the value proposition, business plan, industry analysis, target market identification, and securing investors.  She explains how she did it, beginning with step ONE!
  • How you don’t have to have all the answers to get started with your business idea.  “The work will show you the way and give you the knowledge.”
  • How Sandra’s “Toolkit of Skills” helped her build her company and can help build ANY business!
  • How a horse race helped her realize that nothing can be taken for granted, and you have to acknowledge mistakes and be resourceful to be successful.
  • What’s next for True Gault?  The vision is BIG!


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


Jul 1, 2015

Hi Broads!


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:


  • Why Basha didn’t know she was a start up
  • How she feels about the whole idea of writing a business plan, and what she wrote instead
  • Why she feels that she did way too much before she launched her product
  • How "Perfect can be the enemy of good"
  • Why legal advice on the web is so necessary in today’s business world, but also dangerous
  • What it takes to be a Prior Lawyer and why only 20% of their candidates are accepted
  • The benefits of using Prior Legal instead of finding a lawyer on your own
  • Stay tuned for details about the membership site





Priori Legal Website

Jun 23, 2015

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:


  • Why Kathleen wasn’t afraid to open a bake shop in a location where 2 previous bake shops    had failed.
  • Why Kathleen never even worried with a business plan.
  • How Kathleen knew when it was time to expand her business
  • What Kathleen would do differently if she was starting her business over today
  • Kathleen’s biggest business accomplishment in her career
  • How Kathleen bounced back from losing her business and had a pile of debt to start her new business



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.

Jun 23, 2015

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:


  • What caused Angela to look within herself to find a solution for her skin condition
  • How Angela turned her hobby into a booming business
  • Why Angela calls herself an accidental entrepreneur
  • How Angela identified the perfect location for her business
  • Why Angela expanded her business and how she discovered the best place for it
  • How Angela manages to balance a working relationship with her husband
  • Why Angela launched without a business plan
  • Angela’s biggest business success to date!
  • Why Angela embraces Gorgeous Chaos!
  • What is on Angela’s 2015 bucket list


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:

  • Podcasts
  • Gretchen Rubin’s book Better Than Before
  • Seth Godin’s blog
  • Pinteresting with her team
  • Rock the World, her annual women's conference in NY slated for October 2015



You can find Angela at Savor the Success!

Jun 23, 2015

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:


  • Why most networking events suck!
  • Why everyone, including me is fed up with boring and unproductive networking events
  • How I started my own powerful women’s networking group - that doesn’t suck, by the way!
  • The out of the box way I raised funds to start my business
  • Why Running With Heels has changed networking….forever!


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