Melissa Johnson, female entrepreneur and mom of 5, takes a weekly deep dive into the problems and issues facing other women business owners. In this podcast you will be ENCOURAGED to keep moving forward, receive EDUCATION to help run your business effectively and efficiently, and feel EMPOWERED to kick ass and inspire others!
5 Radical Actions for Women Leaders ft. Jenny Dufresne
Jenny DuFresne is the CEO/Founder, Leaders Transform, a leadership training platform with the purpose to build Better Leaders for a Better World. Jenny and her team support senior executives and mid-level managers to build great teams, reduce employee turnover, and build vibrant company culture. Jenny’s 10-year service as a United States Marine forms her leadership foundation. As a trailblazing leader, she applied these leadership lessons to found the only all-male public charter elementary school in Washington, DC and the only all-male early childhood program in the Nation. She is the international bestselling author of the book, From Empty to Overflow. In the book, Jenny highlights five radical actions women leaders need to create happy, harmonious, and joyful lives. She holds degrees from Harvard University and George Mason University.
Passive and Active Syndications ft. Lisa Hylton
Lisa is the founder of Lisahylton.com and real estate investment company that provides opportunities for entrepreneurs and business owners to invest in tax-efficient real estate investments. Lisa is also the host of The Level Up REI podcast which airs every Tuesday and the first Thursday of each month for Conversations with Passive Investors. Lisa Hylton is a CPA with approximately 10 years of audit experience from PwC and 4 ½ years as a controller on private equity real estate funds at a Los Angeles Investment Firm, Ares Management. Her current mission is to provide podcast episodes and investment opportunities for entrepreneurs and business owners to level up their businesses and real estate investing to build long-term wealth and financial freedom.
Single Family Rentals to Multifamily ft. Liz Benzschawel
I currently reside in Madison, WI. I got started in real estate investing when I bought my first home and rented out the 2 other rooms to friends. I've always worked in sales for a day job but saw how you could put your hard earned capital to work for you on the side. When I moved from my first home, I turned the house into a straight rental property. Meanwhile, my oldest brother started doing the same and we were both hooked. We started to see the power of setting up passive income streams firsthand. So, we started an investment company, Westmorland Investments, and are looking for our next purchase to enter into the mid-level multi-family investment space.
I've always had an entrepreneurial spirit and sales is about as close as you can get while working in a W2 job. It can be tough managing both at times but I like to follow what lights me up and real estate investing is without a doubt one of those things.
HAPPY HOUR! Finding Your Tribe ft. Denise Bocanegra and Marissa Rodriguez
Denise Bocanegra's Bio
Denise has established herself in the industry as a powerful advocate for my clients in both residential and commercial real estate. As her client base has grown, she is now growing a team to provide our incredible level of fiduciary service to even more clients! Originally from San Antonio she is definitely a market expert. Raised in a family of entrepreneurs, her mother is also a Real Estate agent, she has been around this industry a long time. She truly finds joy in helping others achieve their goals in homeownership. Expanding her business into commercial real estate is also something she is working on.
Marissa Rodriguez Bio
She was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas by two hardworking and selfless parents. She is the oldest of four children. Her parents worked hard so that my siblings and I could have better than they did. Could have the opportunities that they did not and there was nothing that we lacked. I did not come from a wealthy or well-connected family, but I do have a strong and loving family. They taught me to have an unwavering faith in God at a very young age and he and I have been friends ever since. My faith in God has pulled me through many challenging times in my life. From completing college while pregnant, graduating from law school, divorce, and recently fighting cancer. I am blessed to have been surrounded by strong Latina women since birth. My mother, aunts, and grandmothers paved the way before me. My grandmother told me that I am just like her because we have the blood of a lion running through our veins. Each time I fall, I get back up and enjoy giving life a run for its money. I am a happy and proud mother of a smart and beautiful 15-year-old daughter. I am a cancer survivor, the only Hispanic attorney in the firm that I work for, on the board of directors for a nonprofit and a true believer that God blesses us so that we may be a blessing to others. I have an unquenchable desire for knowledge and learning. Every day is a blessing and I still feel as if I am just getting started. I am excited to see what more this life has for me.
Hiring and Training Your Team ft. Christine Spence
Christina grew up in Europe and moved to the United States to attend college. She obtained a B.S. in Computer Science and an MBA in High Technology Marketing & MIS from Rensselaer Polytechnic, both of which served her well in her 20+ year Telecommunications & Technology Marketing career. Recruited by large corporations like AT&T/Concert and GTE/Verizon, Christina gained diverse experience in Sales, Marketing, Global Product Management and new Enterprise Business Development. Responsible for a $1 Billion global P&L and for continuous innovations, Christina managed and grew Verizon’s second largest product portfolio from ideation to business case and funding, to implementation and lifecycle mgmt. She feels privileged to have recruited and led a tremendous team of seasoned professionals who grew revenues and Verizon’s presence to 120+ countries around the globe. Over the last 3+ years, she and her husband, James, have grown a full-service REI company and an awesome multinational team that drives results hard and has fun together! James & Christina are part of key nationwide investor circles like Investor Fuel, Flipnerd and Investor Machine which help grow their knowledge and energize their REI mindset. Christina’s tenacity and focus are on acquisitions and on building all aspects of a successful REI business. Outside of work, she enjoys mentoring young professionals, helping those in need, volunteering at church, traveling, cooking, and spending time with family & friends.
The 5 Rules of Marketing ft. Sarah Hosman
Sarah Hosman is a seasoned Client Journey Guide and is known as the Business Mom for her Rules For Business You Didn't Know Your Mom Taught You.
She, and her husband Clint, own LongShip Systems, where they specialize in helping business owners Define, Design, and Build their client journey from Marketing to Sales to Fulfillment and EVERYTHING in between.
Melissa is one of the best hosts and all her episodes are loaded with tons of knowledge not only for beginners but also for experienced investors as well. If you are looking for top notch guests, content, and ideas, look no further than this show. Incredible value, thank you!
So needed!!! Love everything about this podcast and it’s courageous and amazing host! Melissa is someone you need to have by your side!!! Or at least in your EarPods!
Melissa’s uplifting interviews with lady entrepreneurs
Thank you Melissa for creating this great podcast. I love the ladies you have featured here and their success stories. I especially like Dixie Decker’s student housing episode!