Hi Listener! I am your host Sallie Holder. Join me to escape and be refreshed with stories of people who dared not to settle for the American Dream. Go beyond “just getting enough” in life and live into a place where big dreams actually come true.
Episode 69: Not A Zero Sum Game: Why You Should Have a Community of Founders with Maacha Le Blanc
Today I'm joined by Maacha Le Blanc, the founder of Milli Mylk, and one of the very few women of color to have ever raised more than $1M in capital for her business. She's not only on a mission to change the nut milk industry, but she's all about increasing access to funds and information for women of color. In a world where we've been taught to keep the secrets of our success under lock and key, Maacha's flipping the scripts and talking about how helpful a founder's circle can be and how much more we can learn from one another.
If you're looking for ways to get started with funding, here are a few of Maacha's recommendations:
Grants: Amber Grant, Visa and Amex, Cartier Women’s Initiative Award, Tory Birch Foundation Fellows Grant, Grantsforwomen.org, and FedEx Small Business Grant
Communities: The BRIMM, The WIE Suite, Braintrust, Founders Studio, Blabbity, Afro Tech, Female Founders Collective
Episode 68: Being Vulnerable & Honest About Sobriety with Cait Madry of Clearheaded
Many of us have heard of the saying "know thyself," but nobody really talks about how hard that can be when your thoughts are clouded. Cait Madry of Clearheaded shares her moment of clarity and what it means to her to even be clear-headed. Through sobriety, sober curiosity, or even a desire to know yourself better you can't help but take away some nuggets from this impactful episode. Let's get vulnerable and really honest about what you've been avoiding, what you've been keeping in, or even how you've defined your relationship with alcohol. We can't wait to hear what you take away from this one!
Episode 67: When To Consult With a Lawyer with Elizabeth Hamilton
Elizabeth Hamilton has done a lot in her legal career, but she's most passionate about helping female entrepreneurs feel secure and represented in their businesses. In today's episode, she's sharing when is the right time to consult with a lawyer and some of the common pitfalls that she sees when setting up and running a business. This is one episode that you're going to want to save and keep coming back to because she's covering all of the bases.
Episode 66: Feeling Strong & Empowered with Your Marketing with Jessica Thiefels
Today on the Hitting Rock Middle podcast we're going to uncover how to pick the marketing channels that feel the best for YOU! Not a fan of getting on camera - that's OK! It's all about finding what works for you and feeling strong and empowered. Jessica Thiefels, a mindset, and organic traffic expert shares why being comfortable in what you're doing is the most important factor when sharing your message.
Episode 65: If you build it, they will NOT come with Change of Scenery founder Jamie Banks
We've all heard the old saying "if you build it, they will come." But what happens when you spend all of your time building the pretty things for your business and not enough time generating interest? A steep learning curve. Listen as Jamie Banks, founder of Change of Scenery swimwear, shares the major lessons she learned launching her brand new company and how she's adapted along the way!
Episode 64: Redefining Success with Emily Tish Sussman of She Pivots
This episode with Emily Tish Sussman should be mandatory listening for everyone. She's about to radically change your mind on what it means and what it takes to pivot and make it through to the positive side of a huge life or career change. Here's the thing, you are allowed to change, and often it's the thing you thought that was the end that turns out to be the launching point you never knew you needed.
Loved #40 The Laws of Attraction
Episode 40 - really made me want to be more positive and think about what I’m saying to myself. Sallie gives tangible steps and how to attract the things you want. The idea of thinking about what you tell yourself during the day really hit home for me.
Sallie has a way of being your understanding best friend, while at the same time holding you to your commitments. This is not fluff, but real, practical advice on achieving goals and getting “unstuck”.
I’ve been binge listening. Great information. Great motivation.