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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.

A Fresh Agenda Cristina Mendonsa

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 16 Ratings

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.

    #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
    Episode 80 - Covid19 - Frontline Perspectives

    Episode 80 - Covid19 - Frontline Perspectives

    Whether we are reporting for a network or creating for clients we are story tellers at heart. For this episode of AFA, we've pulled together friends from across the country to look at 4 cities through the eyes of three professional storytellers. Will Frampton is the founder/CEO of McLeod Media, a creative services firm in Boston. Will is also an award-winning journalist with 15 years in broadcast news. Robert Ray is a current reporter having worked for Fox News and Al Jazeera and the Associated Press before going freelance. He is based in Atlanta but spending a lot of time in the Covid-19 hotspot of New Orleans. We gathered together for a cross country talk back on how four cities are facing the Coronavirus.

    At heart, I'm a storyteller, as are many of my friends from the #broadcasting industry. We are all just trying to make sense of what's happening in our communities.

    Myself in #boston #massachusetts, along with Cristina Mendonsa in #sacramento #california and Robert Ray in #atlanta #georgia, bring you our perspectives on the week that was, in our #coronavirus-impacted world.

    It's a nuanced approach to the hard news, ending with stories of redemption, and the goodness of the human spirit that is shining through all of this. To watch the final five minutes of this piece -- go here https://lnkd.in/etRJdKR

    We love being in touch with our friends and colleagues across the country and around the world -- please drop us a line and let us know how you're doing!

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Lovies9 ,

Love Cristina Mendonsa!

Love Cristina Mendonsa! She’s so warm and authentic. She asks all the questions I would! Love her show.

Michelle Wood Studio ,

Unbiased, Interesting, Intelligent

So excited that Cristina Mendonsa is making a podcast! She is a top notch journalist that brings compassion, common sense, and credibility to everything she does.

ArtIsTheWeapon ,

A great interviewer!

Cristina was a journalist in northern California for many years. I grew up watching her. It was so great to find her podcast. She is an intelligent and warm voice and I always learn something from her interviews. Great stuff!

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