26 episodes

Welcome to The LIVELY Podcast! This is a show for those with wild hearts and boss brains, interested in keeping it real about what it’s like building the life and career you want, leaning into community, stumbling along the way, picking ourselves back up after we fall, and doing what we love with the people we love. In every episode, LIVELY (wearlively.com) founder, Michelle Cordeiro Grant, chats with incredible women about what led them to leave steady jobs to follow their dreams or try something they’ve never done before, the support they had along the way, the high highs and low lows, and how they get everything done, all while juggling their own mental health, families, and more.
So throw your hair up in a top knot and put on your comfiest lounge set. We’re here to inspire, ground, and REBOOT. Come as you are, there’s no makeup needed. Subscribe to The LIVELY Podcast on Apple Podcasts, and stay tuned—we'll be releasing every other Tuesday. For the up-to-the-minute scoop, follow us on Instagram @wearlively

The LIVELY Podcast: No Makeup Needed LIVELY

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    • 4.8 • 52 Ratings

Welcome to The LIVELY Podcast! This is a show for those with wild hearts and boss brains, interested in keeping it real about what it’s like building the life and career you want, leaning into community, stumbling along the way, picking ourselves back up after we fall, and doing what we love with the people we love. In every episode, LIVELY (wearlively.com) founder, Michelle Cordeiro Grant, chats with incredible women about what led them to leave steady jobs to follow their dreams or try something they’ve never done before, the support they had along the way, the high highs and low lows, and how they get everything done, all while juggling their own mental health, families, and more.
So throw your hair up in a top knot and put on your comfiest lounge set. We’re here to inspire, ground, and REBOOT. Come as you are, there’s no makeup needed. Subscribe to The LIVELY Podcast on Apple Podcasts, and stay tuned—we'll be releasing every other Tuesday. For the up-to-the-minute scoop, follow us on Instagram @wearlively

    Episode 306: Becoming the Successful Latina She Never Saw Growing Up with Babba Rivera

    Episode 306: Becoming the Successful Latina She Never Saw Growing Up with Babba Rivera

    Babba Rivera, Founder & CEO of Ceremonia, is a hustler who tells it like it is. Being born in Chile and growing up in Sweden, Babba often felt like an outsider, but today, she credits that upbringing with giving her the tools she needed to become successful. Aspiring entrepreneurs and Small Biz Owners, take notes on this one!

    In this episode, we cover Babba’s incredible brand marketing career journey at Uber, which led to a role with another well-known DTC brand. A few months in, she decided to quit this steady job despite being on a work visa and without having much savings, in order to launch her own marketing agency. When the pandemic created challenges for many of her agency’s clients, she got the push she needed to launch an innovative, clean hair care brand rooted in Latina heritage, and to be the founder that other Latina girls & women could look up to. 

    In addition to her career journey, you’ll hear about Babba’s thoughts on “having it all, but not having it all at once,” the shame and double standards she faced as a new mama while her business was still early stage, and how her white husband opened her eyes to perspectives she never even thought of as a minority woman.

    We’ll also hear from LIVELY ambassador DeAna Fierce, who teaches women how to build sustainable confidence in their lives so they can show up more confident & authentic on and offline. 

    Babba’s LIVELY Spotlight: Ami Colé
    Michelle’s LIVELY Spotlight: Dana’s Bakery
    You can follow Babba on Instagram @Babba and @MyCeremonia

    The LIVELY Podcast is hosted by its CEO & Founder Michelle Cordeiro Grant.
    Produced by Ali Alquiza and edited by Amanda Kay Wang
    Special thanks to our LIVELY team.

    If you liked this episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, and be sure to tell a friend about it! We love this community and want to make sure we reach as many friends as possible :)  For the up-to-the-minute scoop, follow us on Instagram and TikTok @wearlively

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    • 43 min
    Episode 305: Following The Rainbow To Build a Colorful Jewelry Brand with Stephanie Gottlieb

    Episode 305: Following The Rainbow To Build a Colorful Jewelry Brand with Stephanie Gottlieb

    Stephanie Gottlieb is an entrepreneur, a jewelry designer, a social media expert, and a mama making unique & colorful diamond and wedding jewelry. In this episode, we’ll hear about how her struggle to get a job after college and taking an internship with a family friend’s jewelry business with no intention of staying, actually staying for 5 years, and the YOLO moment that led her to launch her own jewelry biz.

    Listen in to learn some major hustle tips from Stephanie on the importance of getting a foot in the door somewhere even if it may not be your dream job, not burning bridges in business, the mistakes she made along the way, how she built her brand with jewelry styling photos and through working with influencers on Instagram before Instagram was even a widely-used platform, working with her sister, and the power of strategic partnerships.

    We’ll also hear from LIVELY Ambassador Ciara Perrone, who is the Founder and Designer of Brinn, an intentionally-designed and responsibly-produced handbag and accessories label that uses plant-based leathers and recycled materials to make statement pieces. She walks us through making the tough decision to quit her bartending job so she could focus full time on bootstrapping and building Brinn.

    Stephanie’s LIVELY Spotlight: Zara of Terez and Worthy Threads
    Michelle’s LIVELY Spotlight: Ali Kaminetsky at Modern Picnic
    You can follow Stephanie on Instagram @StephanieGottlieb

    The LIVELY Podcast is hosted by its CEO & Founder Michelle Cordeiro Grant.
    Produced by Ali Alquiza and edited by Amanda Kay Wang.
    Special thanks to our LIVELY team.

    If you liked this episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, and be sure to tell a friend about it! We love this community and want to make sure we reach as many friends as possible :)  For the up-to-the-minute scoop, follow us on Instagram and TikTok @wearlively
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    • 36 min
    Episode 304: Asking Yourself ‘What’s the Worst That Can Happen’ with Noura Sakkijha

    Episode 304: Asking Yourself ‘What’s the Worst That Can Happen’ with Noura Sakkijha

    Noura Sakkijha is gold baby, solid gold. As Co-Founder and CEO of Mejuri, the brand that encourages and empowers women to “buy yourself the damn diamond,” Noura also balances motherhood, running a business with her husband, and more. In this ep, we dive in on where Noura started her career journey (which was anything but linear), the learnings along the way, and how she is truly disrupting an industry that once catered to men buying jewelry for their significant other.

    Noura offers incredibly thoughtful insights around channeling the courage to start something of your own, and embracing the inevitable mistakes along the way as learning opportunities. Listen in to be truly inspired by the woman heading up one of the best fine jewelry brands on Instagram.

    We’ll also hear from LIVELY Ambassador Hayden Gibbs, who is the Founder of The New Principle, a brand making skincare, accessories and home goods. Listen in to hear the challenges she faced building the business off the salary of an entry level job and worrying about when she’d have the time to make her products.

    Noura’s LIVELY Spotlight: Claude Home
    Michelle’s LIVELY Spotlight: Omsom
    You can follow Noura on Instagram @NouraSakkijha and @Mejuri

    The LIVELY Podcast is hosted by its CEO & Founder Michelle Cordeiro Grant.
    Produced by Ali Alquiza and edited by Amanda Kay Wang.
    Special thanks to our LIVELY team.

    If you liked this episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, and be sure to tell a friend about it! We love this community and want to make sure we reach as many friends as possible :)  For the up-to-the-minute scoop, follow us on Instagram and TikTok @wearlively
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    • 36 min
    Episode 303: A Clean Slate — Building a Clean Beauty Brand Before Clean Beauty Was “A Thing” with Sasha Plavsic

    Episode 303: A Clean Slate — Building a Clean Beauty Brand Before Clean Beauty Was “A Thing” with Sasha Plavsic

    Sasha Plavsic is the Founder & Chief Creative Officer of ILIA Beauty, and a beauty industry pioneer truly ahead of her time in the Clean Beauty space…but more than that, she’s a mama to two girls, and SUPER relatable. Sasha started working on ILIA beauty in 2011 after turning 30, leaving a guy, her job, and moving home with her parents for a bit. In this episode, Sasha breaks down the real deal, you don’t want to miss it!

    Listen in to hear all about what inspired Sasha to take a stand to create clean beauty products at a time when no one else was talking about the toxic ingredients in the products we use everyday, how she pushed through some of the hardest and most unexpected times in her life, and the power of delegating when you need help and support.

    We’ll also hear from LIVELY Ambassador Cait Khosla, the founder of Botany Box, a succulent gifting brand, who shares her YOLO moment, the challenges she faced, and how she’s been able to grow her brand.

    Sasha’s LIVELY Spotlight: Love Wellness
    Michelle’s LIVELY Spotlight: Womanness
    You can follow Sasha on Instagram @SashaPlavsic and @iliabeauty

    The LIVELY Podcast is hosted by its CEO & Founder Michelle Cordeiro Grant.
    Produced by Ali Alquiza and edited by Amanda Kay Wang.
    Special thanks to our LIVELY team.

    If you liked this episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, and be sure to tell a friend about it! We love this community and want to make sure we reach as many friends as possible :) For the up-to-the-minute scoop, follow us on Instagram and TikTok @wearlively
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    • 41 min
    Episode 302: Put It On The Internet and See What Happens with Trinity Mouzon Wofford

    Episode 302: Put It On The Internet and See What Happens with Trinity Mouzon Wofford

    Trinity Mouzon Wofford is a Founder, an innovator who is making wellness more accessible, the youngest Black woman to have products stocked at Sephora, and one of the most patient, down-to-earth, and resilient people we know. She is the Co-Founder & CEO of GOLDE, a brand (with beautiful packaging) that makes superfood for all bodies. 

    In this episode, Trinity walks us through how getting fired from one of her jobs gave her the push she really needed, the experience of building & bootstrapping a brand with her partner in their early 20s and not really knowing what they were doing, the impact of #BLM on herself, her team, and her business, and how she approaches making her knowledge on entrepreneurship more accessible to everyone. Take out your pen & paper because there’s A LOT of good learnings to take with you in this one!

    We’ll also hear from LIVELY Ambassador Zoe Stoller, who is a writer, educator and social work student who shares LGBTQ+ education and mental health visibility with her community, and opens up about vulnerable topics that provide support for herself and others. 

    Trinity’s LIVELY Spotlight: Wooden Spoon Herbs
    Michelle’s LIVELY Spotlight: Hilma
    You can follow Trinity on Instagram @Golde @TrinityMouzon

    The LIVELY Podcast is hosted by its CEO & Founder Michelle Cordeiro Grant.
    Produced by Ali Alquiza and edited by Amanda Kay Wang.  
    Special thanks to our LIVELY team.

    If you liked this episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, and be sure to tell a friend about it! We love this community and want to make sure we reach as many friends as possible :)  For the up-to-the-minute scoop, follow us on Instagram and TikTok @wearlively

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    • 37 min
    Episode 301: Finding Success in Failure with Erin Foster

    Episode 301: Finding Success in Failure with Erin Foster

    Erin Foster is the definition of authenticity, and always keeping it real while laughing (and making other people laugh) along the way. She is the Co-Founder of Favorite Daughter, a podcaster, a writer & producer (see: VH1’s “Barely Famous”), an advisor & investor, and most importantly, a daughter, sister, aunt, and wife. In our newest episode, we chat with Erin about the hardships of relationships, insecurities around status and feeling “less than,” and what it’s like launching and running a brand with her sisters (cue all the #SisterFights).

    In the first new episode of 2022, Erin walks us through what it was like taking a job at Bumble without having prior tech experience, feeling seriously underestimated, but finding that moment of discomfort was actually a superpower. She also shares how failures in various areas of her life (like relationships) led to successes, and the YOLO moment that led to the birth of the sister co-founded clothing brand, Favorite Daughter. The realness, relatability, and inspo knows no bounds in this episode - you don’t want to miss this one! 

    We’ll also hear from LIVELY Ambassador Desiree Curry, who co-founded Dare 2 Be with her mom, an organization creating a safe space and community for women and girls to learn, heal, and grow. She shares her journey with mental health and healing, and how that led to her YOLO moment to create a community for women.

    Erin’s LIVELY Spotlight: CASA (@nationalcasagal), Exponent (@exponent.beauty)
    Michelle’s LIVELY Spotlight: August (@itsaugust)
    You can follow Erin on Instagram @ErinFoster @FavoriteDaughter

    The LIVELY Podcast is hosted by its CEO & Founder Michelle Cordeiro Grant.
    Produced by Ali Alquiza and edited by Amanda Kay Wang
    Special thanks to our LIVELY team.

    If you liked this episode, leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, and be sure to tell a friend about it! We love this community and want to make sure we reach as many friends as possible :) For the up-to-the-minute scoop, follow us on Instagram and TikTok @wearlively
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Bofvenus ,

Enlightening and Inspiring

This podcast is truly special. Great stories and valuable takeaways from a diverse set of female entrepreneurs. Huge fan of Lively products too, how can you not? Above everything else, the community around the Lively brand and experience is like none other 🙌🏼🙌🏼. Thank you!🙏

Auntie Tamara ,

Love this podcast

Positive, upbeat and so so smart.

Modestly Exposed ,

Phoebe’s Episode

When LIVELY announced that they were going to launch a podcast, I automatically knew I was going to love it as much as I love their fashion, and this episode fully reinforced that. Phoebe is so inspiring and is the epitome of confidence and empowering those around her.

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