Episode 146 features Dana Malstaff, CEO & Founder of Boss Mom, and we discuss various topics around starting a business and raising kids at the same time, advice to stay focused on priorities, testing the market, and much more.
Dana Malstaff, the CEO and Founder of Boss Mom. She launched the Boss Mom brand with her first book Boss Mom: The Ultimate Guide to Raising a Business & Nurturing Your Family Like a Pro in 2015 that started an international movement. The Boss Moms Facebook community has organically grown to over 50,000 members and there are now Boss Mom local meetups in over 80 cities. Dana believes that we need to show our children that doing what we love can be financially viable.
EPISODE 143: Machine Learning Scientist and Former Nonprofit Founder
Episode 143 features Yada Pruksachatkun, Machine Learning Scientist and Former Non-Profit Founder.
Yada is working on a new project where she has teamed up with a career coach and her team to cofound the 2.0 Collective (IG: (https://www.instagram.com/the2.0co/), a platform to democratize career advancement resources via a unique combination of modernized 1:1 career support and an ML-powered platform optimized for coaches and everyday professionals.
Yada is an entrepreneurial-minded scientist, currently at Amazon Alexa working on fairness and bias of machine learning models. Before she went to graduate school and delved into natural language processing, she was a nonprofit founder and software engineer. She is passionate about ways that technology can be used to enable equity of resources, and she is currently working on The 2.0 Collective to democratize career advancement and support.
Amanda Kelly Espiritu is an Artist, Executive Producer, and Community Builder. The Founder of Creative Surrender Studios, Amanda is a Dreamer who sparks people’s curiosity and passion to create, collaborate, and celebrate together. Amanda designs and produces bespoke immersive events, workshops, retreats, global festivals, and short films that showcase supernova human beings all over the world stepping into their own power and kickstarting themselves out of whatever rut they might be in. She believes that through art, adventure, and advocacy people can make the world a more joyful and extraordinary place. You’re invited to dive in with her debut book Creative Surrender: Embracing Artivism, Global Collaboration, & Celebration.
EPISODE 138: Chartered Accountant | Income Strategist
Episode 138 features Annette Ferguson, chartered accountant, Certified Profit First Professional, Profit mentor, and Income strategist. You can find out more about Annette below by joining her Facebook group, Listening to her Podcast, Visiting her website, or more.
Annette Ferguson is a chartered accountant, Certified Profit First Professional, profit mentor, and income strategist.
Annette is also known as “The Money Magician” who helps 6/7/8 figure service-based entrepreneurs and business owners find clarity in their numbers, increase their wealth, and take more money home from their business for them and their family to enjoy. She is also the CEO of Annette&Co.
For the first 5years (out of 11 years) in running her business, Annette was not taking home the money she should have been for the revenue level of the business and began resenting it. She reached her enough-is-enough moment with it and transformed it from a business that was contributing next to nothing to her family to becoming the sole breadwinner 18 months later; taking care of financial control of her business and paying in a consistent and reliable income each and every month. Her business profit turn-around started when she developed a robust and implementable Profit Plan.
Annette created the Uncover Wealth Community, she is the host and coach of this exclusive free group and community which supports (primarily) serviced-based business owners to uncover the wealth hidden within their business.
Lexi Godlewski is a heart-centered Marketing Strategist and Success Coach who helps experts transform into Soultrepreneurs! She’s also the podcast host of “Building My Empire”, which documents her journey as she builds her business from the ground up and gives listeners the secrets to creating a profitable business while experiencing the richness of life.
Episode 129 features the Founders of Girls Mentorship LLC, Jill Petersen, and Mary Frances and they share their story of why they are on a mission to help teenage girls with mentorship to help guide them on a path to happiness.
Jill Petersen is an experienced coach and former leader at lululemon for nearly a decade. Her superpower lies within connecting and building trust quickly to overcome self-doubt and help people find their greatness. Jill holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies (Communication) and (Mass Communication) from Arizona State University, as well as receiving a certificate in Mindfulness Leadership. She is Yoga Alliance, a 200-hour certified yoga and mindfulness teacher. Jill is the Co-Founder of Girls Mentorship and has experienced firsthand the importance of a mind, body, and soul approach to both everyday wellness and the achievement of accomplishing goals. She believes, “Uncommon results begin with an uncommon mindset.” She gets excited about the opportunity to make an impact on girls and help them pair their feelings work for them, not against them.
Mary Frances is an avid community supporter, adult cheerleader, experienced coach, and leader. Part of her joy as a mentor is not just being the one who leads but also having the ability to raise others up in order to live into their own leadership potential. She has a BS from ASU in Exercise and Wellness as well as an MBA in the school of hard knocks. She officially started her entrepreneurship journey as a certified Crossfit L2 coach and gym owner where she worked with hundreds of kids, teens, and adults not only teaching them the basics of fitness but also the skills of habit formation, community, mental toughness, personal responsibility, goal setting, and leadership. Mary is the Co-Founder of Girls Mentorship and is also an H-O-T leader: Humble, Open, and Transparent sharing about her tumultuous past; dealing with family trauma, abuse, CPS, and a broken home all of which has led to a strong desire to want to break the mold and assist others in doing the same.
EPISODE 126: Chief Experience Officer, Tisha Marie Enterprises, LLC
Episode 126 features Tisha Marie Pelletier who is the Chief Experience Officer of Tisha Marie Enterprises inspiring entrepreneurs to get out of their own headspace and make their vision happen through business mentoring, professional speaking, personal brand building, her online course the Startup Entrepreneur Academy, a Startup Business Grant, and her live events.
Tisha Marie Pelletier is best known as the authentic girl with a touch of badass by her peers. She is the chief experience officer of Tisha Marie Enterprises inspiring entrepreneurs to get out of their own headspace and make their vision happen through business mentoring, professional speaking, personal brand building, her online course the Startup Entrepreneur Academy, a Startup Business Grant, and her live events. Tisha is also the host of The Success over Struggle Podcast and an author. Her latest book What Are the Odds? A mom shares her good, bad, and what the f*ck moments can be found on Amazon and Audible. Meet Tisha at tishamarie.com to learn more, catch up on her weekly rule of life lessons on her blog, and to schedule a virtual latte.
Episode 117 features Co-Founder and CEO of SweatPack, Umama Kibria. I came across Umama on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List and I was excited to have her come on the Podcast to share her journey in both fitness and entrepreneurship, two of my favorite things to speak about!
Umama Kibria is passionate about connecting people through fitness. After working out at 400+ gyms and connecting with 100k+ people on social media, she founded SweatPack. SweatPack is a marketplace that connects people to group workouts and sports leagues. As a proud Forbes 30 Under 30 leader, she’s building brand loyalty, traction, and impact.
Episode 114 features Naturopathic Medical Doctor Dr. Erin Ellis and we speak with her about how getting and beating cancer sparked her drive to become a Naturopathic Medical Doctor and help others think differently about their health and wellness choices.
My pre-doctor work-life consisted of restaurant management, bartending, and serving for nearly 20 years, but life quickly changed in my early 30s.
In 2010 I was diagnosed with a rare form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at age 31. I never thought in a million years I would have been diagnosed with cancer at such a young age, but it was the turning point in my life. To say I was scared was an understatement, but it honestly was the defining moment in my life. I always wanted to be a doctor, but gave up on those dreams because I was sick of being in school, and instead worked in the bar and restaurants, but always knew I could do and be more. After 6 rounds of chemotherapy, a positive attitude with a side of determination, and sass I became a survivor.
Receiving this diagnosis and kicking its butt gave me the drive, the motivation and determination to get out of my own way and become that doctor that I always wanted to be. Not only did it give me my defining purpose in life, but I learned a lot about myself and really how strong I truly was. Having had a cancer diagnosis at such a young age, my mission and passion now is to empower those to take control of their health now before it is too late. This diagnosis proved to me that life is too short to feel sub-optimal and given the right tools, your body has the innate ability to heal itself.
After graduation from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2017, I worked at a naturopathic urgent care in N. Scottsdale seeing medical cases ranging from acute to chronic and seen in pediatrics to geriatrics. After 2.5 years, I decided to branch out on my own and spread the modalities of Naturopathic Medicine to the East Valley where I find my passion to be helping those boss women, those boss moms or highly ambitious, goal-driven women and addressing the root cause of why they are constantly running on empty, have a hormone imbalance or can’t lose weight despite exercising and eating clean.
When I’m not empowering others to become the best versions of themselves, I spend my time helping my community, spending time with my dogs, enjoying game nights with family and friends, and making new memories with my Fireman.
Heather Monahan is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, and founder of Boss In Heels. Having successfully climbed the corporate ladder for nearly 20 years, Heather Monahan is one of the few women to break the glass ceiling and claim her spot in the C-suite.
As a Chief Revenue Officer in Media, Heather Monahan is a Glass Ceiling Award winner, named one of the Most Influential Women in Radio in 2017 and Thrive Global named her a Limit Breaking Female Founder in 2018.
Heather’s new book Confidence Creator shot to #1 on Amazon’s Business Biographies and Business Motivation lists the first week it debuted on Amazon.
Heather’s new show, Creating Confidence, debuted on the Top 200 shows on Apple podcast. Her guests include Sara Blakely, Gary Vaynerchuck, Ryan Serhant, Kaitlyn Bristowe among many other noteworthy celebrities and entrepreneurs.
Heather has been featured in USA Today, CNN, Forbes, Fast Company, and The Steve Harvey Show. Most recently adding Guest Professor at Harvard to her list of accomplishments. Heather and her son Dylan reside in Miami.
Episode 91 features Founder and CEO of the Conversationalist, Sophie Beren. This wide-ranging conversation gets into some depths around overcoming fear, mental health, difficult conversations, self-awareness, and much more.
Sophie Beren is an entrepreneur from Wichita, Kansas, who is on a mission to unify the world. While at The University of Pennsylvania (C’17, SPP’17), Sophie founded TableTalk, a multi-campus nonprofit that empowers young adults on college and high school campuses to have conversations that matter. She recently launched her new business called The Conversationalist to take the TableTalk concept to the next level. The Conversationalist is a content company designed to empower Gen Z with multiple points of view, on a variety of topics that young adults struggle with, to help them have better, more substantive conversations. Learn more about Sophie and The Conversationalist here in Entrepreneur Magazine: https://www.entrepreneur.com/video/341329