56 episodes

Better Together with Kosta Yepifantsev is a podcast about business, parenting and living life intentionally. We're here every week to bring you intentional conversations on making your own path to success, challenging the status quo and finding all the ways we're better. Recorded in the heart of Middle Tennessee, Kosta joins guests from all walks of life to bring fresh perspective and start your week with purpose. Better Together with Kosta Yepifantsev is a Konstantin Yepifantsev Production.

Better Together with Kosta Yepifantsev Kosta Yepifantsev

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    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Better Together with Kosta Yepifantsev is a podcast about business, parenting and living life intentionally. We're here every week to bring you intentional conversations on making your own path to success, challenging the status quo and finding all the ways we're better. Recorded in the heart of Middle Tennessee, Kosta joins guests from all walks of life to bring fresh perspective and start your week with purpose. Better Together with Kosta Yepifantsev is a Konstantin Yepifantsev Production.

    Breaking the Fourth Wall with Jennifer Welch

    Breaking the Fourth Wall with Jennifer Welch

    Join Kosta and his guest, Jennifer Welch: Artistic Director for Cookeville Children’s Theatre.

    Throughout her ten year as a teacher, director and performer, Jennifer has directed over 30 musicals including: The Wizard of Oz, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Annie, The Sound of Music and most recently The Hunchback of Notre Dame. 

    Jennifer is the recipient of multiple Broadway World Regional awards for Best Director, Best Choreographer, and Best Musical. In 2015, Jennifer was selected for special recognition as one of Tennessee's Outstanding Arts Educators by the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts, and most recently accepted the Sarah Spencer Child Drama Award on behalf of Cookeville Children’s Theatre at SETC in 2019.

    Today we’re taking you center stage for a conversation about performing arts, the ins-and-outs of directing a theatrical production and what to do when you don’t get a callback. 

    Better Together with Kosta Yepifantsev is recorded in Cookeville, TN.

    Find out more about Kosta and all the ways we're better together:
    http://kostayepifantsev.com/

    Find out more about  Chelsea Dartez and Cookeville Lifestyle Magazine: 
    https://www.cookevillelifestyles.com/

    • 27 min
    Everything Coming Together with Chelsea Dartez

    Everything Coming Together with Chelsea Dartez

    Join Kosta and his guest, Chelsea Dartez:  Co-Owner and Founder of C2 Entertainment and Creator, Editor and Publisher of Cookeville Lifestyles Magazine. 

    Today we're talking about the inspiration, vision and creation of Cookeville Lifestyles Magazine, Chelsea's career as a manager and publicist, and her work alongside The Voice's Season 17 Champion, Jake Hoot. 

    Over the past decade, Chelsea has represented a wide range of artists from Rascal Flatts, Easton Corbin, Clay Walker and Lonestar. Her newest venture, Cookeville Lifestyles Magazine will launch this fall and is a quarterly publication featuring local businesses, charities and lifestyles.
    Better Together with Kosta Yepifantsev is recorded in Cookeville, TN.

    Find out more about Kosta and all the ways we're better together:
    http://kostayepifantsev.com/

    Find out more about  Chelsea Dartez and Cookeville Lifestyle Magazine: 
    https://www.cookevillelifestyles.com/

    • 21 min
    Live on the Scene with Betsy Scarisbrick

    Live on the Scene with Betsy Scarisbrick

    Join Kosta and his guest,  Betsy Scarisbrick: Reporter and Anchor for News Talk 94.1. 

    This week we're discussing the stories that shape our local news, the difference between nationally syndicated news-media and local journalism and the next era of reporting in the Upper Cumberland. 

    After working as a Staff Reporter and Intern at WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina, Betsy graduated with a Bachelor of Broadcast Journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill and joined Stonecom in 2021 to serve as part of the largest radio news team in the state of Tennessee with News Talk 94.1. 

    Better Together with Kosta Yepifantsev is recorded in Cookeville, TN.

    Find out more about Kosta and all the ways we're better together:
    http://kostayepifantsev.com/

    Find out more about  Betsy Scarisbrick + News Talk 94.1: 
    https://newstalk941.com/author/bscarisbrick/

    • 18 min
    Welcome Home with Kathy Dunn

    Welcome Home with Kathy Dunn

    Join Kosta and his guest,  Kathy Dunn: Principal Broker of Highlands Elite Real Estate.

    Today we’re talking about when to buy, the future of our real estate market, and if the elusive housing bubble will ever burst. 

    Over the past 2 decades Kathy has become one of the most decorated agents in Tennessee. From her time as President of the Upper Cumberland Association of REALTORS, to receiving the 2021 REALTOR of the Year from the Tennessee Women’s Council of REALTORS, Kathy’s dedication to excellence and leadership is unmatched. 

    Better Together with Kosta Yepifantsev is recorded in Cookeville, TN.

    Find out more about Kosta and all the ways we're better together:
    http://kostayepifantsev.com/

    Find out more about  Kathy Dunn: 
    https://kathydunn.com/

    • 26 min
    The Best is Yet to Come with Susannah Ramsey

    The Best is Yet to Come with Susannah Ramsey

    Join Kosta and his guest, Susannah Ramsey: Author, Blogger, Licensed School Counselor and Recovery Advocate.

    From soccer mom to incarceration, Susannah shares her personal story of alcoholism, recovery, illness, love and faith. 

    Today we’re talking about the private pain of addiction, the cost of shame and how to find the strength to move forward. 

    Better Together with Kosta Yepifantsev is recorded in Cookeville, TN.

    Find out more about Kosta and all the ways we're better together:
    http://kostayepifantsev.com/

    Find out more about Susannah Ramsey: 
    https://susannahramsey.com/

    • 51 min
    Engage, Educate and Empower with Dr. Philip Oldham

    Engage, Educate and Empower with Dr. Philip Oldham

    Join Kosta and his guest,  Dr. Philip Oldham:  President and CEO of Tennessee Technological University. 

    Today we’re talking about President Oldham's journey to Tennessee Tech, how technology is changing higher education, what's next for TTU and the advice Dr. Phil Oldham would give his freshman self. 

    With over 35 years of experience in higher education, President Oldham joined TTU in July of 2012, as its ninth president after serving as provost and senior vice chancellor of academic affairs at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and head of Mississippi State University’s Chemistry Department and College of Arts and Sciences Dean.
    Better Together with Kosta Yepifantsev is recorded in Cookeville, TN.

    Find out more about Kosta and all the ways we're better together:
    http://kostayepifantsev.com/

    Find out more about Dr. Philip Oldham and TTU: 
    https://www.tntech.edu/

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Shaun Scantland ,

Great show!

Great interviewer and wonderful guests! Editing and production is beyond reproach.
It’s a must listen every Monday morning.
Leaves me wanting to challenge myself to make my community better.

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