110 episodes

The Friend of a Friend Podcast introduces you to the next generation of luminaries. Hosted by entrepreneur and founder Olivia Perez, each episode will take you inside the minds of today’s up-and-comers and game changers - from brand builders, to personalities, activists, artists, and thought leaders from around the world - to hear their experiences, advice, and the real story behind their success.
For more, follow Olivia on Instagram @livvperez and visit our website FriendofaFriend.US

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The Friend of a Friend Podcast introduces you to the next generation of luminaries. Hosted by entrepreneur and founder Olivia Perez, each episode will take you inside the minds of today’s up-and-comers and game changers - from brand builders, to personalities, activists, artists, and thought leaders from around the world - to hear their experiences, advice, and the real story behind their success.
For more, follow Olivia on Instagram @livvperez and visit our website FriendofaFriend.US

    Meet The Woman Who Finds Fashion’s Most Coveted Pieces, Gabriel Waller

    Meet The Woman Who Finds Fashion’s Most Coveted Pieces, Gabriel Waller

    Fair warning, there’s no one who will make you want to shop more than Gabriel Waller. Known as fashion’s best kept secret, Gab is the go-to personal shopper for celebrities like Hailey Bieber for sourcing one-of-a-kind, hard to get items that are highly coveted by the industry. From bootstrapping her business in Australia to landing her big break (a shoutout from the one and only Rosie Huntington-Whiteley), to now moving to Los Angeles to expand her wildly successful business, Gab shares her insights on growing a brand based on impeccable customer service. She also shares her must-have items for the upcoming holidays.
     
    Follow Gabriel Waller here: https://www.instagram.com/gabwaller/
     
     
    Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez. 

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    • 35 min
    Should I Leave My Job? Plus, How to Network and Gain Office Confidence - Liv Answers Your Career Questions

    Should I Leave My Job? Plus, How to Network and Gain Office Confidence - Liv Answers Your Career Questions

    Welcome to the first of our career series episodes! Today, Liv answers your career questions submitted via the website. From how to start a new job to her best networking hack, she’ll share some anecdotes from her personal journey and reflect on the best advice she’s heard on the show. 
     
    If you want to submit a question to be answered live on the show, visit friendofafriend.us/phone-a-friend
     
    Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez. 

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    • 31 min
    Taking A C-Suite Job At Nine Months Pregnant: How To Have It All with Behnaz Ghahramani

    Taking A C-Suite Job At Nine Months Pregnant: How To Have It All with Behnaz Ghahramani

    Today we’re joined by Stuart Weitzman’s Chief Marketing Officer, Behnaz Ghahramani. Her resume in the business of fashion is extensive - she’s led strategy for prestigious brands like Gucci and Ralph Lauren, and then came her first C Suite executive job offer at the New York-based shoe brand. She also happened to be nine months pregnant at the time. In this episode, Behnaz shares the keys to having it all, how she climbed the corporate fashion ladder, and how she’s worked with collaborators like Serena Williams to bring maternity rights to the forefront of her work. 
     
    Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez. 

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    • 32 min
    Harnessing the Startup Mindset with Serial Entrepreneur Nick Greenfield

    Harnessing the Startup Mindset with Serial Entrepreneur Nick Greenfield

    Today we’re joined by tech entrepreneur Nick Greenfield. With a career spanning from being an original hire at Lyft to now the CEO of his own oral health care company Candid, Nick has built a name in the start up world as a master of delivering convenience though innovation. In this episode, Nick tells us his journey navigating the start up world and gives us his best advice for aspiring brand builders and dreamers - from how to network in the start up space to what he looks for in new hires.
     
    Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez. 

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    • 37 min
    How to Become An Influencer with Summer Fridays' Marianna Hewitt

    How to Become An Influencer with Summer Fridays' Marianna Hewitt

    Today we’re joined by influencer, lifestyle blogger, and podcaster Marianna Hewitt. As a leading social media voice with over 1 million followers, the host of her chart-topping podcast Life with Marianna, and the co-founder of the cult-favorite beauty brand Summer Fridays, Marianna gives us her playbook on how to become an influencer and cultivate an audience around the things you love. 
    Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez. 
     
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    • 39 min
    A Quick Trip to Florence: How A Heritage Brand Innovates with James Ferragamo of Ferragamo

    A Quick Trip to Florence: How A Heritage Brand Innovates with James Ferragamo of Ferragamo

    Today we’re joined by James Ferragamo, the grandson of the brand’s founder Salvatore Ferragamo, and now the brand’s Brand, Product and Communication Director. As the first Ferragamo to lead the business into third-generation success, James tells us about bringing innovation into a heritage brand, starting with the brand’s dedication to sustainability and their first initiative, the Ferragamo Icon-Up collection. The collection of shoe and belt styles made from upcycled materials is available now exclusively on FarFetch.com.
    Love the show? Follow us and leave a review! And for more behind-the-scenes, follow Liv on Instagram, @LivvPerez. 

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    • 30 min

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