Outlier On Air | Interviewing Founders, Disruptors, & Mavens

"A woman's vision is realized the moment she truly believes in the power of her purpose."

Nineveh Madsen is a Swedish-born, ethnic Assyrian American television personality. She is the Founder of HER Magazine and VP of Marketing & PR at OpenVPN, a tech company in the Bay Area. 

Nineveh spent a decade working as a journalist for local television stations in Arizona (KYMA, NBC) and Utah (KSTU, FOX) and made appearances on Fox News. Her accolades include an Edward R. Murrow, Associated Press Awards, recognition from the Utah Broadcasters Association and Assyrian Community for her excellence in journalism. She was also voted one of the State’s top reporters by Salt Lake’s City Weekly Magazine for more than five years. From TV to Business Woman, Nineveh launched her digital publication in 2015 - which has featured influencers like Tomi Lahren of Fox News, Melissa Hartwig of the Whole30, and Reality TV Star and Business Woman Rasheeda Frost. Nineveh graduated from California State University East Bay with a degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2004. She is married to John Madsen, a former NFL Oakland Raiders TE and successful athletic performance coach in Utah.

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"I feel like my biggest failure as an entrepreneur has been that everything has taken longer than I wanted." - Steve Benson

Steve Benson - Founder of Badger Maps 

After receiving his MBA from Stanford, Steven worked in Sales at IBM, HP and Google where he was Google Enterprise's Top Sales Executive in 2009. In 2012, Steven founded Badger Maps, the #1 Sales App in the Apple App Store, which helps Field Sales People be more successful.

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"If you want to build a great empire, you have to start with a solid foundation." - Sunny Durante

Sunny Durante - Founder of Epic Life

After tasting success young in multiple industries, Sunny took a bold step to trade in his "looks-good-on-paper-life" for one that brought him REAL joy and fulfillment. Now, he helps men in film and high-tech create more freedom and fulfillment, so they can wake up excited again, break through plateaus, and multiply their income + impact... on their terms. 

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"If it can be read by humans it should be able to interact with a bot." - Adrien Schmidt

Adrien Schmidt, CEO of Bouquet, is a successful entrepreneur, engineer and innovator. In 2004 he co-founded Squid Solutions, a software company based in Paris that provides usage analytics to publishers around the world. As Squid Solutions rapidly turned companies into data-driven enterprises, he went on to open offices for Squid Solutions in Beijing in 2006 and San Francisco in 2014. On a mission to become a market leader in a new generation of analytics tools, Adrien co-founded Bouquet in 2015, creating a product that brings a fulfilling experience of analytics to thousands of users in their daily jobs with chatbots powered by artificial intelligence.


Raised in both the U.S. and France, Adrien has dedicated his career to innovation and entrepreneurship on a global level. In 2013, Adrien served as Chairman of NUMA, France’s most recognized accelerator, supervising the transition from local non-profit to international accelerator, increasing its budget, facilities, and international presence. Additionally, Adrien served as the Vice President of JCI France, an economic empowerment program promoting the cooperation between French SMB’s and large companies in China. In 2010, he went on to serve as Treasurer and Board Member for Comité Richelieu, the leading French lobby for technology SMB’s.
Adrien speaks five languages, is a Huffington Post contributor and most recently a featured speaker at Plotcon and IoT World.

 

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"When somebody sees the Nuuvo logo I want them to associate it with quality." - Lydia Speck

Lydia Speck - Founding Partner, Nuuvo Health

Lydia Speck is an expert in health and wellness and specializes in health management. Raised in the Dallas area, she chose Texas State University where she received a degree in Consumer Science and a minor in Business. Upon graduation, she pursued a career in fitness and personal training. It was there that she realized, when it came to maximizing results, fitness was most advantageous when paired with medicine. Since that realization, she focused on understanding how to apply these new medical approaches with lifestyle changes to achieve maximum results in the pursuit of a healthier and better life.  

 
Lydia has spent the last three years in the medical field she has seen remarkable results from therapies using IV infusions. However, the most common request from clients was to have these treatments in a more convenient setting than a clinic. After extensive market research the idea was born to offer a mobile service, starting with her hometown of Dallas, TX. She Co-Founded Nuuvo Health at the end of 2016 with Dr. John Ruffino and currently acts as the COO. 
 

 

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"Being a successful entrepreneur takes more than just accepting that you do not know everything." - Rana Gujral 

Rana Gujral - Entrepreneur, Executive, and Investor

Rana Gujral is an Entrepreneur, Executive, and Investor. In 2014, he founded TiZE, a Cloud software for specialty chemicals, and held the role of CEO until his exit in 2016. He is currently leading Smart Home Initiatives at Logitech and an advisor to several startups. Rana is a contributing columnist at TechCrunch and Forbes and was awarded the ‘Entrepreneur of the Month’ by CIO Magazine and the ‘US-China Pioneer’ Award by IEIE 2017. He was listed among Top 10 Entrepreneurs to follow in 2017 by Huffington Post and is a sought after international speaker. Rana has most recently been a featured speaker at the World Government Summit in Dubai, the Silicon Valley Smart Future Summit 2017, and IEIE 2017 in New York.



Rana holds degrees in Management, Finance, and Engineering from MIT Sloan, UMass, and TACK U.K. Prior to TiZE, Rana was recruited to be a part of the core turnaround team for Cricut Inc. At Cricut, Rana led the initiative to build a first of its kind, innovative product for the DIY community and prompted the turnaround of Cricut’s EBITDA position from bankruptcy to profitability within a span of 2 years. Previously, Rana held leadership positions at Logitech S.A. and Kronos Inc., where he was responsible for the development of best-in-class products generating billions in revenue and contributed towards several award-winning engineering innovations.



Rana has earned a variety of personal and product awards and has been featured in TechCrunch, Forbes, Inc magazine, Huffington Post, Fast Company, NBC, Fox and CBS.

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"I'm a fighter and I don't know how else to be." - Kelli Tennant

Kelli Tennant - Spectrum SportsNet/SportsNet LA Host

Kelli Tennant grew up in Temecula, California and was a prep volleyball star and high school First Team All-America selection. She went on to The University of Southern California to major in Public Relations and play volleyball for the Women of Troy. She captained her team to the Final Four in 2007. After graduation, she pursued her childhood dream of television, working in sports and entertainment for Fox Sports, ESPN, E! Entertainment and the Pac 12 Networks.

Kelli is currently a host and reporter for Spectrum Sportsnet and Sportsnet LA covering the Lakers, Dodgers, Galaxy and Sparks. She is also the author of "The Transition: Every Athlete's Guide to Life After Sports," which she wrote to aid fellow athletes in their own journeys. Kelli lives with a handful of autoimmune and health conditions, and focuses heavily on health and wellness, living a clean and full life. She is also deeply passionate about helping women live their most authentic, best lives. 

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"Take the leap and don't let fear cripple you." - Blythe Brumleve

Blythe Brumleve - Founder at GuysGirl Media

Hello—my name is Blythe and I started a sports blog side hustle in 2009 that’s grown into the media brand, GuysGirl. While working a side hustle at night, my days were spent managing the digital marketing efforts for top 3PL’s in the country. It’s been nearly ten years of working in sports media and B2B marketing and I’m here to help you navigate that busy port

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"Keep moving forward and take action" - Yigal Adato

Yigal Adato - Entrepreneur, Leadership Expert, & Founder of Legion of Leaders

Yigal is on a mission to guide business leaders to make more, stress less, and have more time doing what they love.

Yigal hails from the city of Istanbul, Turkey and moved to the USA at an early age of 2. Yigal always had a keen interest and immense passion for the art of business leadership and through the assistance of his business knowledge and understanding, he was able to create an incredible culture and thriving business from the ground up. 

Since the age of 15, Yigal has been studying and practicing leadership. He is well aware of what it takes to run a business handling the speed bumps, excuses, stresses, and how to run teams. At the age of 22 he ran a Retail/Service business with his brother that sold over $50 million in 15 years.

His vast experience as a business leader and his immense knowledge inspired him to pursue his passion of motivating and guiding other aspiring entrepreneurs, pave their way to success. After selling out his business share, Yigal went on to become a leadership expert and professional speaker and has trained a numerous number of employees and businessmen in their professional business career. His varied businesses have provided real life experiences in the trenches, achieving success
in going from broke musician to selling over 8 figures in his business endeavors, managing hundreds of employees, raising a family, and having fun in the process. A per his personal and professional successes, he courageously followed the source of his happiness to become a mentor to business owners.

Yigal offers a practical approach to helping people find the truth of what makes them tick and live accordingly to their discovery.

Most importantly, he is a father to his daughter Taly, husband to his wife Sharon, a present son to his mom Tina and dad Neil, and supportive sibling to his brother Moris and sister Daisy.

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"Your biggest obstacle is obscurity" - Brielle Takacs-Senske

Brielle Takacs-Senske - Co-Founder of Get Featured

Brielle Takacs-Senske has been working in public relations for over a decade. She was featured on the front page of the newspaper the day after she was born and the rest was destiny.  She is a firm believer that public relations is the art of making good works well-known, leading her to become the co-founder of Get Featured and Slate Media Productions.  She has a love for animals and has a horse, toy poodle, borer collie/corgi and a pet pig. 

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"The best advice I received recently is that I should learn to prioritize my life and only do what I love and is most essential to me." - Heather Wilde

Heather Wilde - CTO at ROCeteer

Heather Wilde is CTO of ROCeteer, and is also known as the “Unicorn Whisperer” due to her special focus on entrepreneurs. She is a personal and professional growth expert, executive coach, author, and speaker. 

As a founding employee of Evernote, she oversaw the company’s growth from thousands to 100,000,000 customers. She is one of the only women to have wholly programmed, designed, produced and published a game at the company THQ. Additionally, she has worked with the U.S. Navy, NASA and state and local governments around the world. She has led development, scalability, and reliability engineering of web sites with 60+ million unique monthly visitors, 1.7+ billion monthly page views, and 99.99% uptime SLA requirements. 

Among her other awards, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid selected her for a commendation in 2016 for her work in increasing STEM education in schools. 

Wilde's writing and speaking spans social media, entrepreneurialism, startups, leadership, cybersecurity, customer experience, fundraising, and diversity issues. She writes for Forbes and hosts the "Entrepreneurial Revolution" column for Inc Magazine.

Heather currently lives in Las Vegas, NV.

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"It really doesn’t matter how many people see your logo if they don’t remember it." - Brian Halley

Brian Halley - Branding Expert of Right Think

Brian Halley is the founder of Right Think, a company dedicated to helping small businesses access the secrets of branding that have traditionally been only available to big brands with big marketing budgets. In order for small businesses to gain ground and grow in today’s overcrowded marketplace, it is imperative that business owners receive a sound branding education and apply branding principles to their businesses.

With 20 years of design experience, working with brands like Reebok, Nordic Track, Harry Potter, Jelly Belly and the NBA, and building his own brand from scratch, Brian brings extraordinary value to small businesses by helping them understand that a brand is much more than a logo, and how creating a brand strategy based on his 4 Pillars of Branding, will advance a brand visually, drive effective, targeted marketing plans and guide important business decisions throughout the life of a brand.

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"As long and I'm creating something I can maintain a balance of happiness." - Brittney Bertier

Brittney Bertier - Actress |  Co-Creator of TRANSPLANTS

Brittney Bertier (co-producer/TRANSPLANTS) resides in Los Angeles and can currently be seen in the world premiere of King of the Road: The Roger Miller Story at Laguna Playhouse, in the upcoming Netflix original series Atypical, and in the feature film Along The Way. She was recently seen as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady (Sierra Repertory Theatre) and is the voice of Alice in the recording of Hello! My Baby. In addition to starring in TRANSPLANTS, she also writes and records the music for the series alongside Grammy award winner Ted Pearlman. Off Broadway: O Night Divine. National Tour: Seussical. Film: The God Question, Wild Horses. BFA in Music Theatre from The Hartt School. 

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TRANSPLANTS is a comedy about a guy and a girl (friends) who relocate from New York City to Los Angeles and utterly fail to adapt to their new environment. Each episode deals with a new challenge that the average New Yorker is thrown by once setting foot on dusty LA soil, including the definition and appropriate time table for brunch, finding an apartment when it appears every broker is on a life long vacation, and transportation in the world's least sensibly planned city. Pointing fun at New York and LA with an emphasis on the latter, audiences will adore Bri and Trey's endearing ridiculousness as they navigate new territory.

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"Don't go at it alone, find good founders, and recognize what your strengths are." - Vanessa Quigley

Vanessa Quigley - Co-founder, Chatbooker-in-Chief of Chatbooks

Vanessa Quigley is a mom, wife, trained opera singer and most recently Chatbooker-in-Chief. Chatbooks gives Vanessa the ideal place to combine her big picture vision, desire to hold onto what matters, and get-it-done attitude that raising seven children has instilled in her. Chatbooks’ affordable, automatic and simple photo books were Vanessa’s brain-child after realizing her youngest son didn’t have his own childhood scrapbook. Vanessa drives Chatbooks’ creative engine and product design to make sure the functionality is simple and easy to use. Prior to Chatbooks, Vanessa relished her role as Mom-in-Chief, managing the wonderful chaos of her growing family.

Vanessa has a degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Brigham Young University, sings opera whenever she can, enjoys the theater, being in the mountains with her family, and finding the humor in life - especially important while raising a growing family!

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"Challenge your fears." - Brad Harker

Brad Harker - Author, Speaker, and Creator of SalesFounders

Brad Harker is a published author, speaker, and startup sales consultant. His creativity and passion for problem solving has fueled an entrepreneurial background that includes more than a quarter-billion dollars in sales.


Brad is the author of The Laws of Influence and his work has been recognized by a number of outlets, including Forbes and Entrepreneur.com. Through SalesFounders - a podcast and consulting firm, Brad advises entrepreneurs with proven systems to bridge the "sales gap" and generate scalable revenue.

Brad lives in St. George, Utah, with his wife and four children. Check out www.salesfounders.com for more information.

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"As an entrepreneur...look for mentors and look for support" - Jennifer Suiter

Chris & Jennifer Suiter - True Love Skin Care

Jennifer Suiter - Jennifer grew up on the beaches of San Clemente & San Juan Capistrano, California. The oldest of 6 kids, Jennifer's always been a natural mom & caretaker. Now with 5 kids of her own, she has discovered the best way to take care of people is with her amazing skincare products that are changing lives. With her husband and business partner, she recently moved to the country in Santaquin UT, where they enjoy the view, being surrounded by 100's of acres of beautiful cherry orchards, all while they cultivate their skincare empire.

Chris Suiter - A serial entrepreneur, Chris has finally discovered the ultimately business partner - his wife. Chris joined his wife's company in Jan 2016, and has loved every minute of running the business side of things, leaving R&D and sales to his genius wife. Growing up as a military brat for the first 18 years of his life, Chris had traveled the world before graduating high school. And this nomadic wandering has continued, dragging his wife & 5 kids to a dozen cities over 20 years. However, Chris couldn't imagine a better permanent home base than northern Utah for nurturing their fast-growing company.

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“We now have all of the tools and personnel to scale this business not only in the state of Utah, but nationwide.” - Adam Stoker

Adam Stoker // President/CEO

Adam was born in Oklahoma and has lived in several states across the country including Utah, Alabama, North Carolina, Georgia and Alaska. Adam has been working in advertising since 2007. He graduated from Brigham Young University's prestigious advertising program. Because of his opportunistic personality, Adam jumped at the offer to move to St. George and join Relic (then Sorenson) in 2011. If you need help with your marketing plan or advertising campaign, Adam is the man to call.

 

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"If you don’t have an active social media presence, you are missing out on tons of potential revenue." - Mandy McEwen 

Mandy McEwen - Founder & CEO of Mod Girl Marketing

Mandy McEwen is the Founder & CEO of Mod Girl Marketing, an inbound marketing consultancy that helps modern businesses achieve success online. She is an SEO specialist, digital marketing consultant, and creator of the widely lauded Modern CMO's Handbook for Effective Inbound Marketing. She was recently listed by Search Engine Journal as a top 12 SEO expert to follow and has been mentioned on numerous blogs such as Huffington Post, Dun & Bradstreet, and Neil Patel.

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"Most people go an inch deep and a mile wide. Instead you should go an inch wide and a mile deep." - Joe Jacobi

Joe Jacobi - Olympic Gold Medalist | Performance Coach | Professional Speaker | Author

What I do

I teach my clients the advanced skills necessary to reveal talents which have been set to idle due to external and internal distractions.

I, then, transfer to my clients Olympic Gold Medal performance strategies that streamline decision making and actions when engaged in complicated life currents with an aim towards the freedom of playing your own game.
How I Do It 
Professional Speaking: I inspire audiences with practical and actionable strategies that originate from my own high performance success in Olympic sport, business, and adventure.
Performance Coaching: Working on a 1-1 basis, I guide leaders toward unexpected leaps in business and life.

Executive & Organizational Training:

I develop customized and on-point programs and experiences – at the office and on the river – that shape teams, cultures, and outcomes.

A Few Adventures That Shape The Life Lessons I Share
Stepping on the Top Step of the Medal Podium at the Olympic Games
My Olympic Gold Medal Was Stolen; Recovered Weeks Later; Then, I Gave It Away
Led a U.S. Olympic Sport Governing Body as its Chief Executive Officer
Paddled a Kayak 113 Miles from Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida

Who I Work With

I present to & coach entrepreneurs, business leaders, executive teams, and whole organizations as well as elite and developing athletes and their coaches.

My clients over the past 24 months include:

General Electric, John Hancock, Healthcare Financial Management Association
Minor League Baseball, Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Resolution Legal, Nantahala Outdoor Center, International Canoe Federation, Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation, & several regional financial institutions.

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"I set my intention every morning" - Megan Driscoll

Megan Driscoll - Founder & CEO

Megan Driscoll graduated from the University of Chicago with the intention of starting in finance. She got wind of a paid internship with Edelman PR and applied for no other reason than she was in need of work. However, when she received formal offers from both Edelman and Merrill Lynch on the same day, Megan went with Edelman.

After completing the Edelman internship, Megan accepted positions of increasing responsibility with mid-size and large PR firms, gaining exposure and knowledge of the health care space. She grew from managing accounts to becoming a Senior Account Executive, working directly with clients to shape their corporate image and public messaging. She developed strong relationships with those clients, some of whom she still works with to this day. She had taken on a much bigger, hands-on role than she previously thought possible.

Megan learned how to serve clients, and how to develop and host events. She had a role in everything that went on. As her career in PR grew, Megan learned the skills of actually running a business, and she was part of the decision making process on staffing, billing, and other management decisions.

Megan was recruited to become president of Behrman Communications, a role in which she managed agency operations, mentored staff, recruited new business, and provided strategic advisement to clients. The responsibilities of the role gave her valuable experience, but Megan wanted to put her energies to work for her own shop. She left Behrman and started EvolveMKD.

Megan gave a lot of thought to how she wanted to craft her own agency. She looked around the industry and realized that no agency was offering the senior-level, hands-on, personalized attention in the health care and beauty space that she knew she could provide. Nor was there one that was owned, run, and staffed entirely by women. Megan seized this opportunity to try an experiment in both client service and employee retention, by focusing on senior level staff first, and combining that with a flexible and healthy working environment that is not a mainstay in the public relations world.

Coming up with the finances and access to credit to get started was a challenge. Megan needed operating capital to pay staff and cover the basic business functions until she could get some revenue coming in, but it was difficult to ascertain just how much and when. She and her husband poured their own savings into the venture. They also gave over half of their home as office space for Evolve HQ when it opened for business.

Under Megan’s leadership, Evolve has grown to 18 employees with a near-perfect retention rate. It finished 2015 with $3.4 million in revenue, and is currently serving 20 brands. Megan is looking to expand into the Asian and Hispanic markets, and her focus remains on brands, services, and products that impact women’s lives in a positive way, whether that be in the health care, beauty, or lifestyle space.

Megan worked hard to establish a company culture that encourages growth and communication. Evolve, by design, is an open office that encourages the free flow of communication among staff. Everyone, including senior staff, operates in a wide open bullpen, and all are encouraged to keep the lines of communication open. From a managerial perspective, Evolve’s policy is to encourage consistent and informal management-staff interaction to keep the lines of communication open and foster ideas and creativity.

Megan remains focused to growing Evolve and expanding its reach in the health and beauty space. Through the success of her company, she has been able to engage in helping women advance their careers. She likes to share her story and how she has overcome the challenges of being a female entrepreneur in order to help empower other women to pursue their goals. She has also made philanthropy and giving back to the community a cornerstone of Evolve’s business.

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"We are committed to engaging, thought provoking content and that's exactly what you'll get." - Bryce Prescott

Bryce Prescott - Host of Rules of Success and Co-Founder of Urbia Exchange

Throughout his career, Bryce Prescott he has built businesses in several different industries; including real estate, agricultural commodities and business and lifestyle consulting. He currently the Host of Rules of Success and co-Founder of Urbia Exchange;

As an Entrepreneur, coach and Founder, he has parlayed his network and relationships into a digital platform that helps individuals and businesses take their lives and results to the next level via Rules of Success; a success and lifestyle podcast found on iTunes and at RulesofSuccess.com. Additionally, he is the co-Founder of Urbia Exchange; a real estate based education and exchange platform for both new and seasoned real estate investors.

If you are looking to understand balance, true success and hear experts guide you along the way; subscribe to Rules of Success and enjoy the ride. 

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"At the end of the day nobody need just another widget, what they need is something solved, some sort of a solution." Tom Morkes

Tom Morkes - Founder & CEO of Insurgent Publishing

Tom Morkes is a West Point grad, Iraq War veteran, and the founder and CEO of Insurgent Publishing, a creative advisory and consulting firm that helps entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs grow their businesses through strategic, large-scale book and digital product launches. Tom’s clients and projects have been featured in major mainstream media outlets, leading television networks, and top ranked blogs and podcasts; he has consulted on books that have hit The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon bestseller lists; he led the marketing and promotional effort that generated over $450,000.00, setting a Kickstarter record for most funded Nonfiction Publishing project, and has done multiple 6-figure course and digital product launches.

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Ep 371: Sarah Pottharst Interview - Per Vigore

"I care about my work and who it impacts." - Sarah Pottharst

Sarah Pottharst - Founder/Designer, Per Vigore

The brand is called Per Vigore. The idea came out of the need for clothing that is insect-repellent but also wearable for normal "everyday" schedules. Since there is an immediate concern surrounding Zika (which currently has no cure) and its severe effects on pregnant women, the brand is launching its first line with styles that are fluid between a broad range of sizes and shapes. In this way, the designs are truly transitional.

The silhouettes are draped in such a way that they will continue to flatter the woman's body throughout various phases in life, thus providing an elegant fit for both expectant and non-expectant women alike. With this special tailoring, a garment can achieve a fuller lifecycle and positively prove its worth. With 100% cotton fabrications from Como and production based in Tuscany, the styles are perfectly crafted by the same expert hands that have also created clothing for the most highly regarded Italian designers of our time. The clothes are meant to provide dual aspects: protection and a classic tailored fit. These two aspects allow our customers to live a life of health, energy, vitality, and of course, confidence in style. These clothes are quite truly For Vigor of those who wear them.

 

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Ep 370: Loretta Cella Interview - Passion to Lead

"If there is one thing that successful leaders do is that they stop. They take a time-out in their busyness and take even an hour a week to explore their role in creating success within their teams." - Loretta Cella

Loretta Cella, Founder and Curator / Passion to Lead / Leaders For Humanity

Founder, educator, mentor and innovator Loretta Cella is no stranger to leadership. With over 15 years experiences in human services in 10 countries she has assisted an array of diverse people and communities in the world. Loretta holds a Masters in Leadership from Royal Roads University and is a certified Prosci change manager. In 2007, Loretta founded Passion to Lead a charity that has now supported over 5000 young women globally to gain leadership skills and create meaningful community projects. As the curator of Leaders for Humanity she works with an array of clients to support their personal and professional development.

 

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Ep 369: Joanna Penn Interview - The Creative Penn

"You need to be moving in order to change direction." - Joanna Penn 

Joanna Penn is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of thrillers under J.F.Penn. She also writes inspirational non-fiction for authors and is an award-winning creative entrepreneur and international professional speaker. Her site, TheCreativePenn.com is regularly voted one of the top 10 sites for writers and self-publishers.

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Ep 368: Tyler Barstow Interview - Vinyl Me, Please

"It takes tine to grow what you hope is a quality company." - Tyler Barstow

Tyler is a co-founder of Vinyl Me, Please and currently serves as their Head of Content. While working on the idea for, and early stages of, Vinyl Me, Please, he worked as a Support Agent at CoSupport in Chicago. Prior to that he worked with a non-profit in Raleigh, NC.

"Vinyl Me, Please is a record of the month club. The best damn record club out there, in fact.

Our mission is help people explore, experience, and enjoy music on a deeper level. A tall order, maybe, but it’s what gets us out of bed every morning with a thunderous shout. We do that both by sending you great music every month and by making sure you have a ton of fun each step of the way. Music is important, and so are you, and we work our asses off to make sure we do good by both.

We believe in the power of the album as an art form. That music is a form of connection. That an album isn’t just something you own, but something that becomes a part of you. And we offer a full sensory experience that encourages you to deeply connect with the music you’re listening to. Vinyl is a tangible representation of the music you love, and brings with it a ritual you shouldn’t live without. What you listen to and how you listen to it matters. It ends up being an essential part of who you are."

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Ep 367: Sierra Schubach and Alisha Pace - Babes, Bosses, and Babies

"Follow your heart and do what you think is best." - Sierra and Alisha

Sierra Schubach & Alisha Pace - Founders of Babes, Bosses, and Babies

Sierra Schubach and Alisha Pace are the minds and mouths of the weekly podcast Babes, Bosses and Babies. Inspired by reoccurring conversations and rants about life as a working mom, each episode addresses important topics amongst millennials, parents and women just like you and me. Babes, Bosses and Babies is a passion project they started to give a voice and start a community for like-minded people. 

Alisha Pace, co-host and co-founder of Babes, Bosses and Babies, has a professional background in event management and marketing. She lives in the heart of Salt Lake City with a very modern family, composed of 3 stepchildren and her 2 daughters and their dad. She is passionate about women in business and is very excited to see the adventures this new venture take her on.

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Sierra Schubach, co-host and co-founder of Babes, Bosses and Babies, has a professional background in marketing and communications. She is also well versed in the social media sphere. She credits her sharp character and vast knowledge to her interrelated education, but mostly to her understanding of balance and life experiences. She is currently residing and working in Salt Lake City, with her one-year-old son.

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Ep 366: Anna David Interview - You've Got Issues

"If you're overwhelmed and intimidated, admit that, at least to yourself, instead of trying to mask it with vibrato." - Anna David

Anna David - Founder of AfterPartyMagazine & Writing Issues


Anna David is the New York Times-bestselling author of six books. She’s been published in The New York Times, The LA Times, Details, Playboy and Women’s Health, among many others, and has appeared repeatedly on The Today Show, Hannity, Attack of the Show, Dr. Drew, Red Eye, The Talk and numerous other programs on Fox News, NBC, CBS, MTV, VH1 and E. David is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the addiction and recovery site AfterPartyMagazine, hosts the podcasts AfterPartyPod and You’ve Got Issues and is a coach who speaks at colleges across the country about relationships, addiction and recovery.


Her current project, Writing Issues, is a six-month coaching program where she walks 20 students through the process of building a profile, creating a website, writing essays, getting published on websites and writing and selling book proposals; the program includes meetings with a top New York agent and publisher for the student or students with the strongest finished proposals. 

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Ep 365: Levi McPherson Interview - Keys to Success

"Never fall in love with something that you're afraid to change it." - Levi McPherson

Levi's passion in life is helping others to follow the steps to business and personal prosperity. He is the author of several programs and books including his most recent book Entrepreneur on Fire: Conversations with Visionary Leaders written with leading Podcaster John Lee Dumas and #1 New Times Best Selling Author Barbara Corcoran.

Levi has always loved entrepreneurship! He launched and sold his first business before he was 21 years old. In addition to successfully growing several of his own ventures, he has had the privilege of creating solutions for several Fortune 500 firms like Disney, Nike, DirecTV, Marriott, Cisco, etc...

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Ep 364: Brian Lischer Interview - Creating Brand Authenticity

"We’re an eclectic group of creative professionals obsessed with brand experience." - Brian Lischer

Brian Lischer - Founder and CEO of Ignyte

Brian Lischer, Founder and CEO of Ignyte, is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and brand strategist. He is a leading voice on a range of issues, including the psychology of branding.

Brian founded Ignyte, an award-winning branding agency, in 2013. After working for more than a decade in marketing and design, he decided to put his passion for behavioral sciences to work by helping brands discover and express their authenticity. Under Brian’s leadership, Ignyte has grown into a highly sought-after agency that transforms brands around the globe. Brian works closely with the agency’s key accounts to ensure optimal positioning and authentic brand experiences.

Brian studied psychology and communication at the University of California San Diego. A frequent blogger, speaker, and columnist, Brian has written for publications including Forbes, Huffington Post, and Brand Quarterly. Major media outlets cite him as a branding expert and successful entrepreneur.

Brian is an active member of the Young Entrepreneurs Council, Entrepreneurs' Organization, MIT Enterprise Forum, and American Marketing Association. He is an advisor to startups and is also involved as an investor and partner in a range of digital ventures. Brian donates his time and resources to charitable organizations helping to create positive change in the world.

In addition to his various business ventures, Brian is a devoted thrill-seeker and can often be found surfing, snowboarding or mountaineering. When he’s not in the mountains or the sea, Brian dedicates his time to developing his mindfulness practice, which includes yoga, meditation and Buddhist teachings.

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Ep 363: Elyse Kaye Interview - Bloom Bras

"Each time I speak with someone new, I learn something." - Elyse Kaye

Elyse Kaye - Founder and CEO - Bloom Bras

Elyse Kaye has spent her career leading innovation and marketing teams launching dozens of brands and hundreds of product lines. Recent successes include the turnaround of the Four Paws® Brand for Central Garden & Pet, the launch from ground up of the House of Marley Brand from HoMedics and the expansion of licensed brands for Black & Decker through her product development consultancy, AHA Product Solutions. In addition, she is the Founder and CEO of Bloom Bras – a line of patented activewear for the well-endowed woman. 

Bloom Bras launched via a very successful Kickstarter and social media campaign. Elyse holds several dozen patents. She was contributing author in The Product Manager’s Handbook and does public speaking engagements around the globe regarding building a brand, bringing innovation to life and female entrepreneurship. In her free time, she is a fitness enthusiast.

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