Welcome to Stumblin' Forward! The podcast about figuring out life one misstep at a time. Listen in as we talk to entrepreneurs, goal-setters, and big dreamers who are in the trenches, learning day-by-day, and simply stumblin' forward.
040: Ocean Resin Art With Ryan Yamashita
Ryan Yamashita is an LA native, community builder, doer, and connector.
He currently works as an Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement at his alma mater, LMU - Loyola Marymount University
He's an active volunteer with many different surf and skate organizations including Youth Mentoring Connections, Surfrider LA, Life Rolls On, and Boards for Bros (just to name a few). And through those, he's able to share his passion and love of the outdoors with others, and help make those spaces more inclusive and welcoming.
Like many of us, he leveraged the downtime of the pandemic to pursue a new side hobby, launching his own resin art business and is now creating ocean resin art on the side to bring a little piece of the ocean into others' homes. Join him on his journey at @ry.oceanresinart on Instagram!
039: GrowBot and Finding Love With Jordana Michelle Gutman
Jordana Michelle Gutman is a sustainable startup founder, coach and attorney. She is co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Garden Island Robotics - producers of The GrowBot: automated hydroponics gardens for busy people that want to have a garden without having “to garden.” Each GrowBot can grow a salad a day, effortlessly. They are solar-powered, self-watering, self feeding, and they use less water and less fertilizer than any other hydroponics system on the market. Jordana is also the host of the Women Wanting Women Podcast: a personal development, self-actualization and relationship advice resource for a queer female audience. She is deeply passionate about growing food everywhere, reducing waste, and helping everyone believe in love.
038: Frugalpreneur With Sarah St John
Sarah St John is an entrepreneur, podcaster, online course creator, and author. She has created several startups throughout her entrepreneurial career of over a decade. She currently owns a podcast production agency called PodSeam. She is also the podcast host of “Frugalpreneur: Building a Business on a Bootstrapped Budget” which aims to show people how to launch and manage an online business on a budget.
037: If Not Now, When? With Dr. Lori Baker-Schena
Dr. Lori Baker-Schena, MBA, EdD, CEO and founder of Baker Schena Communications, is a leadership coach and professional speaker who works with individuals, academic institutions, entrepreneurs, small businesses and large corporations to strengthen their management and team-building skills. Her goal is to help clients achieve high levels of excellence, productivity and profitability by reclaiming passion and expertise in their industries. Dr. Baker-Schena brings to her clients 35 years as a healthcare public relations and marketing consultant, and 25 years as a tenured university professor teaching public relations and journalism. Dr. Baker-Schena holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a MBA from California State University, Northridge, and a doctorate in Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne.
036: Accountability Now With Don Markland
Don Markland is the CEO and owner of Accountability Now™, an Executive Coaching and Business Strategy company out of Jacksonville, Florida. As a Forbes contributor for Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Sales, he has over 20 years of experience in the world of sales, marketing, leadership and business growth.
Currently, he is leading the sales efforts for one of the most successful digital marketing agencies in the US, 411Locals. In addition to building businesses with clients, he was the Chief Revenue Officer for MoneySolver™, a private equity financial services company, where he lead the nationally recognized company of over 350 employees. As CRO, Don has spearheaded the radical growth of MoneySolver™ where they have become the nationally recognized and largest Tax Resolution digital marketing financial services company in the U.S.
Prior to MoneySolver™, Don spent time as a Global Customer Care Executive for working with Amazon in Jamaica and Guatemala. He has also managed $100M Care Centers for State Farm Insurance, All State, and Geico.
Don spent time in the startup world as an Owner and Chief Operating Officer for Launch Leads, a marketing startup in Salt Lake City, Utah where he helped them achieve record performance in both client and revenue growth and was named to Utah Business Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 for leading businesses executives in the entire state. Prior to Launch Leads, Don spent the previous 12 years with Focus Services, helping them grow from $7M to over $45M, and into four different countries, in under five years.
035: DM Consulting With Dawn Marcotte
An author, speaker and founder of DM Consulting LLC, Dawn Marcotte loves to share her insights in building a successful online business. As a mother who worked full time in the corporate world while being a freelance writer as a side gig, Dawn combines the lessons learned from both worlds to create processes that are repeatable and reliable. Her passion is to teach women entrepreneurs the skills they need to get clients and build a successful business while staying true to their values and being authentic.
Inspiration from real people
This is such a great podcast, I’m so happy it’s out there for people like me, who have dreams but don’t always know how to chase them. The conversations are always insightful and relatable, and inspire me to keep going. Looking forward to hearing more each week!
A Positive, Energizing Experience
If you are looking for a podcast with fantastic energy, great insight and a ton of inspiration, look no further than Stumblin' Forward. Monica and Kristin have put together a podcast that celebrates mistakes and learning, understanding that the road to success is not a straight path. Their guests provide unique advice to help listeners move their lives forward. If you are feeling stuck or discouraged, you will definitely feel more optimistic and knowledgable as you "stumble forward" in your career!
Love listening on the way to work