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Made To Be is an exploration into the surprising professional paths of extraordinary women in business achieving their goals, making a difference, and enjoying the climb even when things get tough. Join Kristen Berman, Owner & CEO of Philly Made Creative, as she facilitates a powerful conversation with women who are masters of their crafts. Learn about their journeys and just what it took to become who they were made to be.



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Host/Producer: Kristen Berman
Producer/Engineer/Music Supervisor/Editor: Matt Berman
Produced by: philly MADE creative

madetobe@phillymadecreative.com

Made To Be Kristen Berman

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Made To Be is an exploration into the surprising professional paths of extraordinary women in business achieving their goals, making a difference, and enjoying the climb even when things get tough. Join Kristen Berman, Owner & CEO of Philly Made Creative, as she facilitates a powerful conversation with women who are masters of their crafts. Learn about their journeys and just what it took to become who they were made to be.



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Host/Producer: Kristen Berman
Producer/Engineer/Music Supervisor/Editor: Matt Berman
Produced by: philly MADE creative

madetobe@phillymadecreative.com

    Ep. 10 // Sacha Connor, Virtual Work Insider

    Ep. 10 // Sacha Connor, Virtual Work Insider

    When Sacha Connor asked her CMO at The Clorox Company to work remote from Philadelphia even though the headquarters was in Oakland, California, "remote work" was virtually unheard of. In 2020, everybody became very familiar with working from home. That actually became the norm for a lot of people. But after Sacha Connor spent parts of her career fighting against distance bias, she built a business around supporting companies manage the balance of employing remote workers. Her journey began some time after she, for the first time in her career, found herself without a voice after being identified as not showing leadership.

    Sacha's competitive edge drove her to start a business that would show the world that remote workers are equally as valuable as their in-house counterparts. Ironically, she was actually a pioneer in this realm, and now she has helped very large brands understand and utilize remote workers effectively. Now the norm, Sacha's business mentality was actually ahead of her time. Find out this episode how she was MADE To Be a remote working warrior woman!

    What we cover:

    How Sacha Proved Herself To Be A Leader
    What It Was Like To Be A Remote Worker In 2010
    When Sacha Found Her Voice Again
    The Benefits Of Remote Work In 2020 & Beyond

    About Sacha
    Sacha is the CEO of Virtual Work Insider, a consultancy that provides training on how toe lead, communicate, and collaborate across distance. Virtual Work Insider specializes in training remote and hybrid teams within companies and agencies. She has 18 years of business leadership experience in marketing, sales, and new product innovation roles.

    As one of the first remote marketing directors, she led brands worth over $250,000,000 and was the first fully remote member of the leadership team for a $1,000,000,000 division at The Clorox Company.

    Connect with Sacha Connor on LinkedIn

    Learn more about Virtual Work Insider 

    Ep.09 // Emily Morgan, Delegate Solutions

    Ep.09 // Emily Morgan, Delegate Solutions

    When fear clouds your judgement, sometimes hope (and an affirmation or ten) is the only remedy.

    Business owners all want to grow, especially early on. However, it can be overwhelming to try to tackle every single task that's necessary to do that. Enter Emily Morgan, and her company Delegate Solutions. They offer strategic support in the form of virtual assistants, to help entrepreneurs and business owners with some tasks so their clients can focus on higher impact activities.

    Over 10 years ago when Emily first started this company, the idea of a "virtual assistant" was foreign to many people. These days with the various COVID-19 restrictions, "work from home" has transformed how people think about virtual or remote work.

    In many ways, Emily was ahead of the curve when she started her business over a decade ago. Launched with nothing but a laptop, the necessity to provide a life for her son, and her drive to seize an opportunity, Emily has built Delegate to a team of over 35 people helping entrepreneurs all over the country succeed in their dreams.

    What We Cover:


    Balancing Motherhood & Business Ownership
    Launching A New Business With Only A Laptop
    Emily's "Formula" For Success = Tenacity + Vision + Support
    What It's Like Trying To Trust New People
    How Hope Can Help Overcome Fear
    Abundance Mindset To Attract Money

    Episode Page: https://www.phillymadecreative.com/made-to-be-podcast/ep-09-emily-morgan

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    Host/Producer/Editor/Artwork: Kristen Berman
    Producer/Assistant Editor/Copywriter: Matt Berman
    Music Licensed from Epidemic Sound

    Ep.08 // Cate Heaman, Prelude Solutions

    Ep.08 // Cate Heaman, Prelude Solutions

    Everybody gets knocked down in life. Sometimes our little pit stops along the journey are the places we get the most knowledge and experience. 

    You don’t always know how experiences are going to lead to the next opportunity in your future. That is evident in the story of Cate Heaman the CEO of Prelude Solutions. She is the kind of person who doesn’t just take the bull by the horns she tames that bull and rides like a champion. Her tenacity is evident in any conversation you have with her. But Cate also knows that sometimes we all get lucky. Whether reclaiming her job after getting fired or re-building her business after a bad professional break-up, Cate Heaman is a fighter. On today’s episode you’ll learn what it took for her to become who she was MADE To Be.

    What we cover:


    Sometimes You Get A Little Lucky
    Growing a Company to 45 Employees and $12 Million
    Getting Over A Bad Business Break-Up
    Taking Responsibility for Business Results
    Overcoming Daily Self-Doubt
    Rebuilding Teenage Life After Parental Divorce
    Racing Mountain Bikes & Running Marathons
    The Immeasurable Value of Being Certified Women-Owned

    Episode Page: https://www.phillymadecreative.com/made-to-be-podcast/ep-08-cate-heaman/

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    Ep.07 // Teresa Herd, Intel's former VP Global Creative Director

    Ep.07 // Teresa Herd, Intel's former VP Global Creative Director

    From 1500 external agencies to a team of 85 employees and ~30 freelancers
    When her mom wanted her to become a doctor, her art teacher had other advice. Teresa knew at a young age that she felt creativity in her bones. How would she mend the two futures? She went on to study medical illustration, and through a series of career stepping stones, carved her path to leading one of the world's premier in-house agencies.

    What we cover:

    Robot Bees...with backpacks?
    11th hour change in creative with Lady Gaga at the Grammys
    Emboldened to be a voice for the LGBTQ community
    Responsible Diversity & Inclusion
    In-House vs. External, it's about the best talent

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    Ep.06 // Sheri Kurdakul, VictimsVoice

    Ep.06 // Sheri Kurdakul, VictimsVoice

    After surviving years of domestic violence, she knew she needed to do something to help victims be heard. On this episode of MADE To Be, you’ll hear from Sheri Kurdakul, CEO and founder of VictimsVoice, a legally admissible way to document instances of abuse in a way that is safe, secure, and private.

    Sheri shares openly about her past and how that led her to transmuting her pain into developing a tool that gives victims a voice. She recreates memories filled with courage, success, and inspiration.

    Find out how Sheri broke through her own personal limitations, and discovered who she was MADE To Be.
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    Ep.05 // Emily Giffin, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

    Ep.05 // Emily Giffin, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

    Part of what makes life so exciting are the twists and turns. Things never seem to work out exactly how we plan. There are so many unforeseen challenges and rewards when we allow ourselves to be ourselves without judgement and discover life in the process. My conversation with Emily Giffin was illuminating. 

    From the time Emily was in 1st grade, growing up in Chicago, she knew she wanted to be an author. However, that's not how her professional career started. Her journey includes practical decisions, crushing defeat, and never letting go of her life long dream.

    In 2001, Emily retired from the legal profession and moved to London to pursue her dreams where she wrote the first of her nine #1 New York Times bestsellers, Something Borrowed. Her other novels include: Something Blue, Baby Proof, Love the One You’re With, Heart of the Matter, Where We Belong, The One & Only, First Comes Love, and All We Ever Wanted.

    Join me on this episode as Emily shares about transitioning from the miserable life of corporate law to being one of the biggest selling women's fiction authors writing today and how she became who she was MADE To Be.

    You can visit her at: www.EmilyGiffin.com

    Facebook: facebook.com/emilygiffinfans
    Twitter: @emilygiffin
    Instagram: @emilygiffinauthor

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Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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Amazing local podcast!

Kristen is great at interviewing and has found incredible local women to highlight!

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