Is building a business with your spouse the best thing ever--or the craziest? Or both? How do other couples do it? We interview successful couples who are crushing it and ask them everything from how they met to how they do it to how they argue. Whether you're working with your significant other, just thinking about it, or just like modeling other successful business owners, welcome to CoupleCo: Working With Your Spouse For Fun & Profit.
Re-Packed For Action: Therese Iknoian And Michael Hodgson of HI Travel Tales Redux, Part 1
With summer travel exploding nationwide, how about a conversation with some expert, career travelers? Therese Iknoian and Michael Hodgson run the epic travel blog HI Travel Tales. But these two are not your run-of-the-mill travel bloggers. They’re both award-winning journalists, and they’ve parlayed their news professions into a profitable next-act career as globetrotting authorities on all things travel. They offer some unique insights into working and traveling together, and it even involves stuffed animals…
CoupleCo Uncorked XXIV: Never Easier, Just Better…
Once you’ve made it, it all get easier, right? Mmm…nope. This is the episode that’s equally for the aspiring CoupleCo that thinks success is a panacea, and for the veteran CoupleCo who believe that once they’re crushing it, they’ll be coasting on the gravy train (to mix a metaphor). The truth is, success is good. It just doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to kick back and print money. But it does mean that you’re likely to enjoy life more…
CoupleCo Uncorked XXIII: More Than Just A Chair…
“Whatever I can do, she can do better... She is equally responsible with me for everything that goes on here.” And with that, we begin gushing about another collaborator CoupleCo, this one responsible for so much of the design that we are used to in our lives today. Charles and Ray Eames were iconic designers, responsible for the Eames chair (among many, many other things). He was always banging the drum for her part in the Eames equation. But really, their collaboration is something that is an object lesson for anyone in business. Everyone in their organization and even their clients were part of the collaboration equation. The result is genius, and enormously useful…
CoupleCo Uncorked #XXII: We Love Desilu
Crushing it by modeling other successful businesses is a time-honored tradition. Having vision. Taking chances. Being bold. Sticking to your guns. Knowing each other’s strengths. Presenting a united front. All great qualities, and all part of the package created by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, founders of Desilu Productions. A groundbreaking juggernaut of television and film production success in their time, Desilu shows the power of committing to simple ideas and crushing it as a CoupleCo.
CoupleCo Uncorked XXI: Other People’s Wine
This is the credit where credit is due episode. Do you need to take credit for everything? Do you dismiss the contributions of others? Do the ideas of the other players get short shrift because they aren’t yours? Why are we even asking these questions? If the answer to all of the above is yes, you probably don’t have enough self-awareness to listen to this show, and that’s too bad. You need it, especially if you’re in a CoupleCo because your marriage is probably in trouble…
CoupleCo Uncorked XX: Word Of Mouth Gone Wrong
In a time when so-called word-of-mouth advertising is more powerful than ever, one must consider always entertaining the enthusiastic fan. Dismissing the fan can be dismissing a vast number of sales. And when you’re a CoupleCo working together, you have the opportunity to help steer the other who might be behaving badly. But you also have to be careful that you don’t go down a rabbit hole together…
We Will definitely make an effort to go to Sego restaurant. We have been so spoiled with a executive chef now in our family. Our daughter has been a General Manager with celebrity chefs for almost 20 years. When they come to visit we will bring them in. My husband and I work together in a general contracting and design company. It’s been an adventure we also travel to many of our clients projects and live out of a 5th wheel when needed. Life is good!!!! Our other daughter works with her husband running over 9 businesses in a small mountain community. We are your family who works together glad I found your podcast!!!!
The interviews get better and better
Always informative, insightful and entertaining. With the latest interview with Andria and Dom of TUF, truly inspiring. I can't wait to listen to part 2. Well done Parkers!
work with my husband
Honey and Blaine are an awesome couple and have one of the coolest jobs ever! I love their podcasts! The questions they ask are relatable to anyone that works with their spouse!
Can't wait to hear more!