The Persevere Podcast is for entrepreneurs and business leaders who set out to innovate and change the world with their ideas. Whether it’s fundraising your startup, product development, marketing, or scaling your business, this podcast is for you.
EP39 How to Focus on the Things You Can Control and Don’t Let the Rest Stress You Out with the Founder of Argent
Mistakes are inevitable when it comes to starting your own business, but what really counts is how you learn from them. When you have the conviction that your business has more than enough...
EP38 Take Back Your Power as a Woman with the CEO of Opal Cool, Tammy Lee
Starting it in business is no easy feat—especially for women, who face a variety of challenges that their male counterparts don’t. Despite this, women founders have made massive strides, a...
EP37 Making Women’s Sexual Health Attainable Through the Use of Technology
In today's society, there is a proliferation of advertisements for men's sexual health products, which suggests that men's sexual health is well-researched and very well-funded, and it's given great importance in our society. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for women's sexual health products and conversations.On this Preserve Podcast, we are joined by OB-GYN turned digital health entrepreneur Dr. Lyndsey Harper (https://meetrosy.com/our-team) to address the disparity between the availability of sexual health information for men and women. Dr. Harper is the founder and CEO of Rosy, an award-winning women's health technology company that connects women with sexual health concerns with a supportive community and gives them access to research-backed solutions.Named in Forbes' Top 53 Women Disrupting Healthcare (https://www.forbes.com/sites/allysonkapin/2019/06/19/50-women-led-startups-disrupting-healthtech/?sh=3c0880230d3a), Dr. Lyndsey Harper shares how the Rosy app works to create personalized wellness plans for women of all ages and sexual preferences. Using a holistic model to combine medical, mental, and social approaches to treatment, each plan is unique to each user's needs.Tune in to gain some insight into the process of raising funds and awareness for Rosy and find out how Dr. Harper's team is using the wealth of data they have collected to contribute to the collective body of knowledge about women's sexual health.For a pertinent and compelling conversation about why we need to bring more awareness to women's sexual health issues, plus some actionable advice for aspiring entrepreneurs from Dr. Harper, you won't want to miss today's episode of the Persevere Podcast!Topics discussed in this episode:* The process of raising money and awareness for Rosy* Trading IRL patients for a virtual community of over 200,000* Helping women feel seen, heard, and connected at scale* How Dr. Harper fell in love with heart-centered leadership* Insight into fundraising and building relationships with investors* Building a collective body of knowledge about women’s sexual health* Opportunities to influence long-term public health outcomes * Dr. Harper’s advice for aspiring entrepreneurs: use your network!Learn more about Rosy and Dr. Lyndsey Harper here (https://meetrosy.com/our-team), and be sure to download the
EP36 From Farm Girl to Entrepreneur: The Founder Story of Maartje Murphy
Have you ever thought about which lessons and philosophies you learned in childhood you can echo and apply to your entrepreneurial journey today? For Maartje Murphy, Founder of Cows & Co Creamery in Carrington, North Dakota, spending her childhood on a dairy farm set the foundation for an entrepreneurial future incorporating agriculture, family, and her Dutch heritage. On this Persevere Podcast, Patty Post of Checkable Health welcomes Maartje as she shares her insights, challenges, and successes. Wondering what more she could do with the rich resource she had in milk and cream, Maartje was inspired to create delicious, decadent gelato and cheeses like the ones she had growing up in the Netherlands. Duchessa Gelato was born in 2018 and quickly put dairy farmers (and North Dakota) on the map when Maartje was included on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Top 100 Entrepreneurs list in 2020. Tune in to hear the inspirational founder story of Maartje Murphy, from farm girl to entrepreneur, as she shares her story from the early days of Duchessa Gelato and Cows & Co—from a tiny garage processing facility to a wedding gelato cart and beyond. Maartje shares why it’s difficult for dairy farmers to take a vacation, what it takes to quit your day job to become a full-time entrepreneur, and what you stand to learn from your mistakes as a founder. Topics discussed in this episode: * What the title ‘Farm Girl to Entrepreneur’ means to Maartje* The vital role Maartje’s family plays in the business* Insight into the heavy workload that comes with farm life* A look at Maartje’s gelato journey* Taking the leap to become a full-time entrepreneur* The significance of making the Forbes 30 Under 30 list* What you can learn from your mistakes as a founder* Why it’s crucial to stay organized as a business owner* What the future holds for Cows & Co Visit cowsandcocreamery.com (https://cowsandcocreamery.com/) to learn more aboutMaartje’s delicious dairy products. Connectwith Maartje:
EP35 Ethical Manufacturing and Sustainability Do Exist in the World of Fashion With Kate Hawken
According to Salesforce, the year of the pandemic spurned the largest number of small businesses created on record. The entrepreneurs have taken over, but how can they make their company stand out in a larger crowd?Joining us on today’s episode to give her perspective is Kate Hawken, co-founder of Maxwell and Geraldine, a digital first fashion company that she started with twin sister, Beth, in 2020. Their company’s strong brand story and focus on ethical sourcing manufacturing and sustainability has only made customers love their classic, but stylish, dresses.The age of social media has caused a surplus of fashion brands, so how do you make yours stand out? Kate is on the show to share the start, struggles, and triumphs of Maxwell and Geraldine. She talks about the pros of creating a niche fashion line, and how keeping perspective has helped them survive every curveball.Tune in and you’ll also learn how they found an ethical manufacturer, and ways they’re using the digital space to keep growing. Plus, Kate and our host also discuss this burning fashion question: is less clothing actually more?It can be hard (even impossible) to figure out how to start a business on your own, so get some answers and insights when you listen to this episode!Topics discussed in this episode:* The inception of Maxwell and Geraldine* Finding an ethical manufacturer* Kate and her sister’s background in public relations* Story behind Maxwell and Geraldine’s logo and name* Problems Kate has experienced as an entrepreneur* Perspective and * Managing virtual employees around the globe* Making Maxwell and Geraldine a digital first company* How they successfully market to customers* Intentionally creating a niche dress line* Maxwell and Geraldine fall collection* High-quality, staple pieces vs. Lower-quality, trendy piecesFind Maxwell and Geraldine:Website (https://maxwellandgeraldine.com/)Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/maxwellandgeraldine/)Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/maxwellandgeraldine)Read more about the power of perspective when you pick up Patty’s current read, Positive Intelligence by Shirzad Chamine.
EP34 Empowering Change-Makers to Create the World of Their Dreams
Pursuing the balance of business, planet, and community to help create a sustainable world is no small feat. For Heather McDougall, this mission starts with Bogobrush.Confounded with her brother, Bogobrush is a sustainable (and beautiful) toothbrush created using plant-based materials like coffee grounds and recycled plastic, that would otherwise go to a landfill.As you’ll learn from today’s conversation, Heather believes in a vibrant, balanced world that thrives when we share and learn together. She describes herself as a global speaker, mentor, and social entrepreneur who is helping change-makers activate their missions for people and the planet.In this episode, we take a look at how Heather is realizing this vision as she builds her personal brand. We also touch on some of the challenges that she has faced as a female founder in the tech space and how her message has evolved over the years.You’ll also find out why Heather believes that learning to embrace your inner critic can help you overcome imposter syndrome, how you can benefit from investing in coaching, and some of the ways you can leverage your unique story to make an impact, plus so much more!To learn more about the power of working together to move the system forward, make sure to tune in today!Topics discussed in this episode:* A look at Heather’s legal background* How venture capital can push society and the planet forward* Insight into the Bogobrush origin story* Changing mindsets, one toothbrush at a time!* Why consumers are willing to pay more for planet-friendly products* The power of working together to move the system forward* Adding value to byproducts by repurposing them* Overcoming imposter syndrome as you build your personal brand* How Heather’s message has evolved as she grows her business* Challenges she has faced as a female founder in tech* Learning to love your inner critic * Why you should invest in coaching today!* The art of leveraging your unique story to make an impact* Inspiration versus desperation when confronted with your vulnerabilities* Creating a mindset of abundance, even in times of scarcityLearn more about Bogobrush here (https://www.bogobrush.com/) or stay up to date with Heather by visiting her
Patty is a great host who gets to the heart of what makes businesses succeed with every guest. She is so easy to listen to - it’s like getting your MBA on the go!
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Listen to this podcast if you want easy, relatable and tactile business advice. Awesome guests too!