Anyone can be a dreamer, but it takes a lot of courage to shift from dreamer mode to doer mode. On the show I interview women who took their dreams to the next level and created successful businesses. You’ll get inspiration and confidence to start your own business as you listen to their entrepreneurial journeys. These women take a simple passion like vintage clothing, brand design or music and transform it into something beautiful. You have a gift and a light to share with the world just like these women and I’m cheering you on every step of the way!
Episode 14: The Desi Bride- Arjita Shrimali
Arjita is a passionate problem solver with a BA from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management. She started her career as a management consultant at Deloitte, moved to Amazon to drive the profitability of a $1B brand, and most recently launched the country's first 5G phone and drove Samsung's eCommerce sales for home appliances. When Arjita's husband had a panic attack resulting from an intense 14 months of wedding planning she knew she wanted to change the stressful process. She left the corporate world to build The Desi Bride and make wedding planning less anxiety-inducing for couples. The Desi Bride is a digital platform to help couples planning South Asian weddings find curated vendors through transparent pricing and honest reviews. She shares her journey through entrepreneurship and what it takes to stay motivated.
Episode 13: Mindset Work- Kelly Wittman
Kelly is a brand strategist, designer and owner of Witt and Company, a Minnesota-based brand strategy and design studio. She loves helping service-based businesses effectively tell their brand story through consistent and cohesive branding. Kelly started out in the nonprofit sector, built a home improvement blog and then transitioned to full time branding work. She shares what it was like to evolve her business and the personal mindset work involved in aligning your thoughts with what you really want.
Episode 12: IEP Consulting- Shelley Kenow
Shelley Kenow is a wife, mother to one amazing daughter, and a fully trained human to a chihuahua. She is a certified special education teacher who has been a special educator for over 25 years. She completed the Master IEP (Individualized Education Program) Coach® Mentorship and is a member of the Master IEP Coach® Network. She has worked in the United States and England and during her career she developed her own behavior modification system that has worked with hundreds of students. Shelley shares her experience starting her IEP Consulting business and what it was like to transition from her role as a teacher to helping parents and students navigate their IEP.
Shelley Kenow IEP Consulting
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Episode 11: Lifelapse - Sarah Boland
As a former professional videographer and marketer, Sarah helped brands create and integrate video into their social media strategies. She knows firsthand how expensive video marketing can be and set out to help small brands create eye-catching videos using their phone by creating Life Lapse. On the episode, Sarah walks us through how she started the app and gives advice on how to pursue all your dreams despite challenges that may arise. Originally from Toronto, you can now find Sarah hiking the mountains and exploring beautiful British Columbia on the weekends with her husband and dog.
App Store: Life Lapse Stop Motion Maker
Episode 10: Creative Consultancy - Debora Saveriano
Debora owns a creative consultancy and branding studio called Heima based in East London. She believes in visual language as the most powerful way to communicate brand values in today's landscapes. The studio exists to help brands find their identity, serving companies and organizations in the music industry, fashion, lifestyle and travel. On this episode Debora shares her experience moving to London from italy, her experiences freelancing and what it was like to make her dream of owning a branding studio a reality.
Episode 9: Village Underground- Mariana Duarte Silva
Mariana is a Graduate in Business Management and co-founder of Village Underground Lisboa, a cultural and coworking hub for creative industries and event space. She worked for 18 years in the music industry promoting new talents in bands and electronic music DJs. 3 of those years were lived in London, where she devoted herself to producing several events to promote Portuguese music, using her vast expertise in press relations, advisory and public relations in the music industry. In London her dream to start Village Underground was born. She shares how she started the business, how she is adapting during the pandemic and her new music school project.
Sandra does a great job picking a variety of powerful women to highlight and dig deep into their lives. She asks all the right questions, and I think if our world were flooded with podcasts like this, what a beautiful world it would become for little girls.