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Cristina Mendonsa is an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur and founder of Mendonsa Media. Storytelling is her jam and with A Fresh Agenda, she brings innovators and entrepreneurs center stage to tell us how they stay creative, fresh and get at their deepest work.

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Cristina Mendonsa is an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur and founder of Mendonsa Media. Storytelling is her jam and with A Fresh Agenda, she brings innovators and entrepreneurs center stage to tell us how they stay creative, fresh and get at their deepest work.

    #87 Singer:Songwriter Abigail Barlow

    #87 Singer:Songwriter Abigail Barlow

    With her upcoming EP an and army of devoted fans, singer/songwriter Abigail Barlow is on the cusp of something big. We talk about the role TikTok has played in her success both as a tool to hone her craft and a platform to spread the word. You'll be singing her pop hit "Heartbreak Hotel" to yourself in the car and this hardworking, grounded and earnest young woman will earn a spot on your playlist.

    • 21 min
    #86 Dot Lung - Mother of Social Dragons

    #86 Dot Lung - Mother of Social Dragons

    My guest is Dot Lung, "Mother of Social Media Dragons". She grew up in LA with a very traditional path through college and into her career but always wanted to travel the world (like so many of us!) Dot did it, ending up in Barcelona and becoming the secret social weapon for many companies. In this interview, she talks about her "DRAGON" method of growing your socials and harnessing a beast that works for you 24/7.

    • 32 min
    Episode #85 Allen Gannett - The Creative Curve

    Episode #85 Allen Gannett - The Creative Curve

    NEW EPISODE #85 - #AFRESHAGENDA
    In the midst of a global lockdown, a new wave people have joined the “creator economy”. The creator economy encompasses everything from professional creatives to first-time creators that are producing content as both a coping mechanism and strategic business play.
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    My guest is Allen Gannett, author speaker and tech entrepreneur. His book, "The Creative Curve" explores the possibilities for creativity in all of us.

    • 23 min
    #84 Pallas Hupé Cotter - Make Your Life Pop!

    #84 Pallas Hupé Cotter - Make Your Life Pop!

    Pallas is an award winning author and speaker, a brand strategist with a method called "Pop" designed to help you build the life you deserve. We knew each other in her former life as a television news anchor. Now she inspires people around the world from her home in New Zealand

    • 19 min
    Episode #83 Betsey Johnson - Fashion Designer

    Episode #83 Betsey Johnson - Fashion Designer

    Her designs are whimsical and considered "over the top", Betsey Johnson is an American fashion designer with decades of happy customers and inspirational creations. We chat about her famous clients, how she leveraged her early childhood experiences to grow her brand and about a life lived on the cutting edge of New York fashion.
    Also in this episode, a bonus interview with Nicole DiRocco, creator of Nicolita Swimwear and consultant to designers in Los Angeles. We chat about the resurgence of manufacturing in the LA garment district due to manufacturing and why she says now is a crucial time for aspiring designers.
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    Betsey Johnson: https://betseyjohnson.com/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=
    BETSEY, A MEMOIR: https://betseyjohnson.com/products/bjmemoir-multi
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    NICOLE DIROCCO - https://www.mynicolita.com/
    INSTAGRAM: @Nicole_di_rocco
    PODCAST: Fast Track Your Fashion Brand (available on iTunes)

    • 40 min
    #82 Mark Haney - HaneyBiz.Com

    #82 Mark Haney - HaneyBiz.Com

    My guest today is Mark Haney...if you are involved in the entrepreneurial world in Northern California you know the name. Not only has he started dozens of businesses….he has and continues to work with entrepreneurs on their own businesses. He’s the president of the Sacramento Entrepreneurs Organization and runs his own HaneyBiz solutions for entrepreneurs. He has a podcast, a radio show and has not only put his moral support and business acumen to work for others...but his money too...he’s invested in quite a few businesses. He’s optimistic by nature, always ready with encouraging words and today is no different...despite the fact that we are currently going through an unprecedented disruption of not only our business lives...but our private lives as well.

    • 34 min

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