16 episodes

Candid conversations with cultural leaders on reaching your proverbial mountaintop, hosted by Allyson Felix, seven-time Olympic champion, and Wes Felix, co-founders of Saysh.

Mountaintop Conversations By Saysh Allyson Felix, Wes Felix

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

Candid conversations with cultural leaders on reaching your proverbial mountaintop, hosted by Allyson Felix, seven-time Olympic champion, and Wes Felix, co-founders of Saysh.

    Kira Mackenzie Jackson: On Private Equity, Brand Partnerships, and Building a Career Path

    Kira Mackenzie Jackson: On Private Equity, Brand Partnerships, and Building a Career Path

    In this episode of Mountaintop Conversations, Allyson Felix and Wes Felix welcome Kira Mackenzie Jackson, a private equity investor and former PR professional. Kira shares her journey from PR to private equity and how she transitioned before she turned 30. She also discusses her thoughts on career planning and finding your own path to success.
    Kira started her PR career at a small agency in San Diego. After a few years, she moved to Los Angeles and worked for a few larger agencies. Eventually, she made her way back to her original agency, which had been acquired by a private equity firm. This gave Kira her first exposure to the private equity world, and she was immediately intrigued.
    After a few years in PR, Kira decided to jump into private equity. She joined RX3 Growth Partners, a firm that invests in consumer brands. Kira loves her new job, and she is excited to use her skills and experience to help companies grow and succeed.
    Kira also offers some advice for listeners who are thinking about changing careers. She says that it is important to focus on what you are passionate about, and to find a career that allows you to use your skills and talents. She also says it is important to be open to new opportunities and not be afraid to take risks.
    Interested in learning more about career planning, and finding your own path to success? This is the perfect episode for you. Follow Kira on Instagram.

    • 52 min
    Lynn Martin: On Leading the New York Stock Exchange, Diversity in Finance, and the Future of Work

    Lynn Martin: On Leading the New York Stock Exchange, Diversity in Finance, and the Future of Work

    Lynn Martin, the president of NYSE Group, joins Allyson and Wes on "Mountaintop Conversations" to discuss her journey to becoming the leader of the world's biggest stock market, her insights into the financial industry, and her thoughts on diversity and inclusion.
    Martin began her career as a programmer, but her passion for finance led her to pursue a master's degree in the field. In 2021, she was named the president of NYSE Group, becoming only the second woman to hold the position in the company's 226-year history.
    Lynn is passionate about diversity and inclusion in the financial industry. She believes that a more diverse workforce is essential for innovation and success, and she is committed to creating a more inclusive workplace at NYSE Group. She is also a strong supporter of women in business, and she mentors and sponsors many young women in the industry.
    During her conversation with the Wes and Allyson, Lynn discusses a variety of topics, including:

    Her journey to becoming the president of NYSE Group

    Her insights into the financial industry

    Her thoughts on diversity and inclusion

    The challenges and opportunities facing women in business

    This episode of "Mountaintop Conversations" is an inspiring and informative look at the life and career of one of the most powerful women in finance.

    • 48 min
    Sallie Krawcheck: On Building a Successful Career, Investing for Women, and Giving Back

    Sallie Krawcheck: On Building a Successful Career, Investing for Women, and Giving Back

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    In this episode, Sallie Krawcheck, the CEO and co-founder of Ellevest and former CFO of Citigroup, shares her insights on building a successful career, investing for women, and giving back. She talks about the importance of having a clear vision for your job, taking risks, and never giving up on your dreams. She also discusses the challenges women face in the workplace and how to overcome them. Finally, she talks about giving back to the community and making a difference.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Abby Wambach & Glennon Doyle: On Vulnerability, Authenticity, and the Power of Truth

    Abby Wambach & Glennon Doyle: On Vulnerability, Authenticity, and the Power of Truth

    In this episode of the podcast, Abby Wambach and Glennon Doyle discuss the importance of vulnerability, authenticity, and the power of truth. They share their experiences with being open about their struggles and challenges and how doing so has helped them connect with others and live more fulfilling lives. They also discuss the challenges of balancing their public personas with their private lives and how they find strength in each other's support.
    This episode is a powerful reminder that it is okay to be imperfect and that sharing our true selves with the world can be a powerful force for good.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ty Haney: On Female Founders, Forgiveness, and the Future of Web3

    Ty Haney: On Female Founders, Forgiveness, and the Future of Web3

    In this "Mountaintop Conversations" episode, Allyson Felix and Wes Felix sit down with Ty Haney, the co-founder of Outdoor Voices, Joggy, and Try Your Best. Haney shares her experiences as a female founder and how she has overcome challenges such as sexism and unfair media coverage. She also discusses her vision for the future of Web3 and how it can be used to create a more direct and equitable relationship between brands and fans.
    Haney is a passionate advocate for women in business, and she believes that the tech industry is ripe for change. She is committed to using her platform to empower other female founders and is excited to see what the future holds for Web3.
    In this episode, Haney also discusses:

    The importance of forgiveness for female founders who have faced challenges.

    The need for more diversity in the tech industry.

    How Web3 can create a more direct and equitable relationship between brands and fans.

    This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in female entrepreneurship, the future of Web3, or simply hearing from an inspiring woman in business.

    • 31 min
    Natalie Holloway: On Bala, Motherhood, and Why Balance Isn't Always the Goal

    Natalie Holloway: On Bala, Motherhood, and Why Balance Isn't Always the Goal

    Natalie Holloway is the co-founder of Bala, a Los Angeles-based movement company that makes weighted fitness accessories. She and her husband, Max, started the company in 2017 and quickly grew it into a global brand. In 2019, they appeared on "Shark Tank" and secured an investment from Mark Cuban and Maria Sharapova. Natalie joins us on this episode of "Mountaintop Conversations" to discuss her experience on "Shark Tank," how she and her husband have managed to balance their personal and professional lives, and the challenges and rewards of being a mompreneur.

    • 43 min

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38 Ratings

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Allyson and Wes’s insight, wisdom, and honest conversations all make this podcast top tier. Listeners get a glimpse into Allyson and Wes’s incredible lives, while getting to learn alongside them from the incredible guests on the show. This is a must listen for everyone!!

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