The journey to an amazing life is often a winding road, but the scenic route can be fun and enlightening. Each week, join Sharon Price John, the CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop, as she speaks with trailblazers and groundbreakers who have lived extraordinary lives and acquired wisdom along the way that we can all learn from. If you want to hear real stories from real people who have really put their hearts into this thing we call life, this is the podcast for you, Stories and Heart with Sharon Price John, from Forbes Books.
Episode 02: Sarah Personette
Sharon welcomes Sarah Personette, the former Chief Customer Officer at Twitter, to the podcast. Sarah’s fascinating career includes her time as COO of Refinery29 and VP of global marketing at Facebook. Sarah shares the journey that drove her to lead two of the biggest companies in the world, how she stays focused in a volatile and uncertain world, and the importance of gender parity in the tech industry. This podcast was recorded days before Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter.
Episode 01 | Part Two: Maxine Clark
Sharon wraps up her inspirational conversation with the founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop, Maxine Clark. In part two, Maxine talks about the evolution of retail and women in business since the 1970s, advice for the next generation of entrepreneurs, and what she wants to be remembered for when she's gone.
Episode 01 | Part One: Maxine Clark
The amazing Maxine Clark is Sharon's first guest on the podcast. Maxine is the founder and forever chief executive bear of Build-A-Bear Workshop. In part one, Maxine shares why teddy bears mean so much to her, the inspiration for creating a teddy-bear-themed retail-entertainment experience, and the importance of creating a positive culture for customers and employees.