Join our host, Who What Wear co-founder Hillary Kerr, as she chronicles the career changes that can come at any age in our podcast, Second Life.
Julia Turshen: Best-Selling Cookbook Author, Food Equity Advocate, and Cook
Julia Turshen, a best-selling cookbook author, reputable food writer, food advocate and founder of Equity at the Table, and podcast host, is defining what it means to be a modern, authentic author and food extraordinaire. Turshen has written three renowned cookbooks, winning prestigious awards like The New York Times best seller, Eater’s Best Cookbook of the Year, and Amazon’s Best Cookbook. Now, she’s releasing a fourth cookbook, Simply Julia, on March 2, highlighting her unique perspective on healthy comfort foods. On this episode of Second Life, find out how Turshen’s past life as a private chef influenced her voice and perspective and ultimately enabled her to fuse her passions of food and writing to create a beloved career.
Chani Nicholas: Astrologer and New York Times Best-Selling Author
If you’re familiar with astrology, chances are you have come across the exceptionally talented astrologer and New York Times best-selling author Chani Nicholas. Nicholas has dedicated the last 20 years to guiding people to live their life’s purpose through understanding astrology beyond their birth chart reading. Her brand has evolved into various platforms, including her website, Chani app, and book, You Were Born for This: Astrology for Radical-Self Acceptance, where she connects astrology with current events, activism, social responsibility, and self-healing. On this episode of Second Life, find out how Nicholas was able to turn her passion into a career after holding multiple different jobs—from yoga therapist to bartender—and how she continues to learn and heal from astrology.
Grace Mahary: Model, Activist, and Certified Sommelier
Grace Mahary is a woman of many accolades: international model, activist, and certified sommelier—to name a few. Mahary has become a familiar face on iconic designer runways, including Givenchy as an exclusive her first fashion week, Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, and more. Through her vast travels as a model, Mahary witnessed firsthand the many communities experiencing energy poverty. Thus, she founded Project Tsehigh with the mission to provide sustainable and renewable solutions. In 2019, Mahary took a break from the runways to add yet another facet to her career when she became a certified sommelier and eventually a restaurateur. On this episode of Second Life, find out how Mahary continuously evolves her multi-hyphenate career and works to level out the playing field across every industry she touches.
Heather Andersen: New York Pilates Founder and Owner
New York Pilates Founder and Owner Heather Andersen knows a thing or two about a pivot. After injuries sustained as a professional dancer led her to the practice of Pilates, she became enthralled with the beneficial effects she saw in her own body. Soon, she became a full-time instructor, and she eventually saved enough to open a studio of her own. From one studio to six locations, building a cult-like following along the way, New York Pilates became one of the buzziest fitness studios in New York. But when the pandemic hit, Andersen was forced to pivot yet again. On this week’s episode of Second Life, hear how she’s built out her digital studio, widening the brand’s footprint and reaching a global audience—plus her best advice for entrepreneurs looking to get their own business off the ground.
Rachel Drori: Daily Harvest Founder and CEO
In 2015, Rachel Drori saw a gap in the health and food industry and seized the moment to create something new that would change the way Americans ate daily. Drori founded Daily Harvest, a brand dedicated to making organic, healthy foods accessible and convenient—no matter your hectic work schedule. Since its launch, the brand has grown its offerings into 75 items across nine collections available nationwide that are prepackaged in 100% compostable and recyclable packaging and delivered directly onto your doorstep. On this episode of Second Life, find out how Drori used her past career in marketing at major companies such as Gilt Groupe and American Express to propel herself forward and build a brand that is making a difference.
Lilly Singh: YouTube Creator, Actor, Producer, Best-Selling Author, and Host of A Little Late with Lilly Singh
Lilly Singh has proven to be a woman who can truly do it all—from being a comic and YouTube sensation with over 15 million subscribers to becoming a NYT best-selling author and actor. It’s no surprise she’s landed on lists like TIME’s Most Influential People on the Internet and Fast Company’s Most Creative People. In Singh’s latest role, she’s both center stage and behind the scenes as TV host and executive producer of NBC’s A Little Late with Lilly Singh, making her the only female currently on late-night television. On this episode of Second Life, find out how Singh went from studying psychology to finding happiness through content creation and letting go of her “plan B.”
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Please control your loud laugh!
Great podcast, but irrelevant laugh of the host makes it less attractive.
Rewarding and fascinating conversations
I thoroughly enjoy the pacing, questions and detailed and seemingly honest real answers. Really enjoyable.
I love love love your podcast. I look forward to it every week. You have such interesting guests who inspire me as do you! Your interview skills are so fantastic - I just feel like it is a conversation rather than an interview. And I love your laugh - makes me smile always! As a 49 yr old solopreneur - almost empty nester , I had been feeling like I had hit a lull - but now you and your guests have been inspiring me to keep going, renew - change direction and dig down for my passion for work and life again! So proud of you and all these women! 👍💕