The Out Entrepreneur is a weekly Podcast where Rhodes Perry connects with today’s most authentic LGBTQ entrepreneurs. The show was created for you, the LGBTQ entrepreneur, business owner, or start-up founder. It was also designed to inspire more people to consider the entrepreneurial journey. During your daily commute, workout, or leisure time, allow Rhodes Perry to share actionable advice, and introduce you to some of the 1.4 million LGBTQ entrepreneurs crushing it in business, all while bringing their whole selves to work. Each episode explores the journey of the successful out entrepreneur who reflects on the ups and downs of building their business, all in an effort to inspire you to take action, and unapologetically be your authentic self 100% of the time.
188: Start, Grow, and Protect Your LGBTQ+ Family with Gena Jaffe, Founder of Connecting Rainbows
Gena ("Jenna") Jaffe is the Founder of connecting rainbows - a national LGBTQ+ database connecting individuals and families to lawyers who specialize in family formation and estate planning as well as provides fertility resources. The overarching theme is to start, grow + protect your family. As a lawyer, mom and member of the LGBTQ+ community, she saw a huge need for this service after learning that so many people struggled to find lawyers who knew how to handle the specific needs of the community.
187: Simplify Your Business While Maximizing your Success with Lizzy Goddard, Business Strategist
Lizzy Goddard is a UK-based online business strategist and educator for entrepreneurs. Over her five years in business, she’s helped over 9,000 students learn how to do business the easy, fun, and profitable way. She has grown her business to multiple six-figures - all while breaking almost all of the marketing “rules.”
186: Transform a Big Problem Into Your Next BIG IDEA with James Hammett, Founder MASAMI Haircare
James, with his utterly impressive 25+ years career, is a beauty maven who is obsessed by achieving absolute perfection. James oversaw several major launches as head of creative services producing the photo shoots and casting for many iconic brands. James decided to use his knowledge, experience and talent to help models frustrated by the damage continuously done to their hair with no real solutions in sight -- and set off on a 10-year journey to create the clean, hydrating formulations that are now MASAMI.
185: Build a Business You Are Proud Of with Luis Báez, Business Strategist and Sales Guru
Luis Báez is a business strategist serving entrepreneurs, service providers and course creators, with a particular dedication to empowering underrepresented entrepreneurs through his training and coaching. He teaches online business owners how to scale their revenues and impact by creating and selling high-end offers — including coaching, masterminds and memberships.
184: Amplify Stories of Underrepresented Communities with Brandi Lai, Founder of Best Laid Pens
Brandi Lai is Founder and Owner of Best Laid Pens, a content strategy, ghostwriting, developmental editing, and consultancy company. Best Laid Pens amplifies the stories of underrepresented and marginalized people who may not have the opportunity to share their thoughts, ideas, and lived experiences. She founded her company to create change and ensure that LGBTQ+ people, and in particular transgender and nonbinary people, have the opportunity and platform to speak their truth.
183: Create Success and Purpose on Your Own Terms with Mike Iamele, Author & Brand Strategist
Mike Iamele is a life purpose expert and brand strategist. He’s helped hundreds of people connect the dots between their lived experiences, passions and skills to find the common threads – threads that explain their subconscious motivations, unique genius, and life purpose. Mike’s also the author of Enough Already: Create Success on Your Own Terms.
So much great info!
Loved the episode with Luis Baez. So much information that can be put into action right away. The three steps are gold!
Ep 185 describes a success story I would love to admire, but is harmful advert for the Pyramid scheme of life coaches coaching coaches to go train more coaches without concern for proper training and certification, only an eye on potential session fees your coach can coach you into believing you can charge. Pay a real licensed therapist. Start a reputable business or get a job with a reputable company that is not pyramidal, and Queer Money do better on evaluating your guests and advice.
Rhodes is an amazing host and creates safe space for important conversation
Rhodes is an amazing host and creates such safe space for important conversations affecting LGBTQ entrepreneurs. It’s full of so many rich, powerful stories and perspectives. I was honored to dive deep into my own story as a guest on the show, and I’ve really appreciated all of the episodes I listened to.