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 09 | Part Two: Alison Brod
After sharing the exhilarating story of her meteoric rise in the PR world, Alison gives us a behind-the-curtains look at some of her most groundbreaking campaigns. She captivates with fun and fascinating tales of teaming up with the legendary Richard Branson to launch his disruptive new Virgin Voyages cruise line. With contagious enthusiasm, Alison describes how she helped reimagine the cruise experience as a playful, lifestyle-driven adventure that would shake up the entire industry. She shows how even small gestures can make a big impact when building a bold new brand. Tune in for a front-row seat as Alison pulls back the curtain on bringing Virgin Voyages to life—one creative, rule-breaking decision at a time. Her passion is contagious as she shares this thrilling case study on thinking big, moving fast, and collaborating with one of business's most audacious icons.
Episode 09 | Part One: Alison Brod
Sharon welcomes marketing trailblazer Alison Brod to Stories & Heart this week. At only 25 years old, Alison launched her own PR agency which has since evolved into the award-winning Alison Brod Marketing & Communications. Under Alison's leadership, the agency has spearheaded high-profile campaigns for brands like Burberry and Popeyes. The Popeyes chicken sandwich launch led by Alison's team created a viral sensation and lines around the block when it debuted in 2019. Beyond her agency's success, Alison is deeply committed to mentoring and empowering young women in business. Tune in to hear more from this PR powerhouse about her trailblazing career and insights on marketing in the digital age.
Episode 08 | Part Two: Michelle Poole
Sharon wraps up her conversation with Michelle Poole, the President of Crocs. In this final segment, they dive into some of the most exciting and creative aspects of her work: celebrity endorsements and collaborations. Michelle tells Sharon how she partnered with some of the biggest names in music, fashion, and entertainment to create unique and fun Crocs products that appeal to a wide range of customers. She also shares some of the challenges and benefits of working with celebrities, and how she manages to keep Crocs relevant and fresh in a competitive market. Michelle is a master of blending art and commerce, and we hope you’ve enjoyed learning from her as much as we have. Stay tuned for more inspiring stories from leaders who follow their heart and make a difference in the world!
Episode 08 | Part One: Michelle Poole
Do you want to learn how to turn your passion into a successful career? If so, you won’t want to miss this episode of Stories & Heart, where Sharon speaks with Michelle Poole, the President of Crocs. Michelle is a powerhouse in the footwear industry, with decades of experience working with some of the most iconic brands in the world. She shares her journey from a fashion marketing student in the UK to a global leader in innovative casual footwear. Michelle is an inspiring example of someone who followed her heart and achieved her dreams. Tune in and get ready to be inspired by her story!
Episode 07 | Part Two: Romina Arena
As we reach the conclusion of this captivating episode of Stories & Heart with Sharon Price John, we are left with a profound message from the multi-talented Romina Arena. Romina unveils a fascinating aspect of her personality—the dichotomy between Romina on stage and Romina at home. Despite her immense success and global recognition, she remains grounded and true to herself, proudly embracing her self-proclaimed "anti-diva" persona. Romina shatters the stereotype of a glamorous diva, preferring the comfort of jeans and a down-to-earth approach to life. Throughout this enlightening conversation, Romina's journey has taught us invaluable lessons about determination, creativity, and remaining true to who we are.
Episode 07 | Part One: Romina Arena
This week, Sharon welcomes the remarkable Romina Arena to the podcast. Romina's journey is nothing short of awe-inspiring. With her incredible vocals and remarkable work behind the scenes, she has conquered the hearts of millions around the world. From selling millions of records to collaborating with icons like Andrea Bocelli and Lionel Richie, Romina has left an indelible mark on the music industry. But Romina is not just a performer; she is a true creative force. A multi-talented individual, she excels in various fields. As a producer, composer, and songwriter, she has achieved tremendous success across different media platforms. Prepare to be inspired and captivated by her remarkable journey on the latest episode of Stories & Heart with Sharon Price John.