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We know you are busy and at the same time want to make significant progress - we hear you! During your drive, workout, or morning coffee, invite us into your car, gym, home, or office for about 20 minutes a week to share career success stories - the challenges and wins - from us and our incredible guests. We share growth and progress tips to help you leap higher, further, and faster. When we see a successful woman, especially one with personal fulfillment and joy, we want to know how she did it. We take you behind the scenes of growth and progress to fuel your next leap - big or small.

The She Built It Podcast with Melanie & Dr. Michele Dr. Michele Cooley-Strickland and Melanie Barr

    • Careers
    • 4.9 • 30 Ratings

We know you are busy and at the same time want to make significant progress - we hear you! During your drive, workout, or morning coffee, invite us into your car, gym, home, or office for about 20 minutes a week to share career success stories - the challenges and wins - from us and our incredible guests. We share growth and progress tips to help you leap higher, further, and faster. When we see a successful woman, especially one with personal fulfillment and joy, we want to know how she did it. We take you behind the scenes of growth and progress to fuel your next leap - big or small.

    Providing Excellence - With Dr. Annie Chiu

    Providing Excellence - With Dr. Annie Chiu

    “I found my passion in cosmetic dermatology because I found it so incredibly empowering when you change the way someone feels about how they look, how much more confident they can be in every other aspect of their life. I'm in a position in my career where it's not just about building my own business. I'm really trying to push the cosmetic dermatology field forward with new techniques, new products, and new equipment.”
     
    Dr. Chiu is a Board-Certified Cosmetic Dermatologist and the Founder of The Derm Institute. She loves being able to make a difference in how her patients feel about their skin and appearance. She obtained her Bachelors of Science, with honors, from UC Berkeley, and her Medical Degree from Stanford University.  She completed her Dermatology residency at Emory University and is currently on the Dermatology staff of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Listen and be inspired to make change and move your field forward. 

    • 36 min
    House to Home - with Dawn Strickland - Part II

    House to Home - with Dawn Strickland - Part II

    “When it comes down to knowing when it was time to move on, there was another voice that said, ‘I think we can explore something else now. Or try something else ... that may be completely unrelated with the track that you're on.’ There's something driving you back to that topic over and over. It's what you want to read about, or it's what you want to immerse yourself in. So, go! Go in that direction.” Two years ago, Dawn Strickland, MBA, listened to herself and made a major career change from 15 years of sales -- largely in the entertainment industry -- to real estate. Dawn didn’t just leap, she leapt and then started sprinting. Dawn was awarded “Rookie of the Year” in her first year --  and in this second year, she’s been named a Top 15% Producer in Greater Atlanta real estate. Today’s episode continues the great conversation we started. There’s so much to learn, laugh, and love when it comes to talking with Dawn. 

    • 18 min
    House to Home - with Dawn Strickland - Part I

    House to Home - with Dawn Strickland - Part I

    Dawn Strickland knows how to develop trust and achieve dreams. She’s a super-star realtor in Atlanta, Georgia. “I tell clients, ‘If you change your mind, you change your mind.’ I'm big on buying a house that we can re-sell if you do change your mind. A lot of choices are choices for the moment in your life. You need to be fearless in that -- and move forward with it. If things change, then we'll all adjust.” Dawn made a major career leap into real estate just two years ago --- and has quickly risen to great success in the Greater Atlanta housing market. 
    Before getting her license in real estate, Dawn was the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Southern Region at Paramount Pictures. She’d joined Paramount after managing sales operations at Turner Broadcasting System. Dawn majored in Finance at the University of Tennessee then earned an MBA in Finance from Clark Atlanta University. Dawn is a devoted mother to Alanna, TJ, and Taj. She knows the timeless pleasure of making families’ dreams come true with the right house. It’s why you can find her @HouseToHomeWithDawn.

    • 18 min
    Beyond a Balanced Lifestyle with Dr. Aviva Alyeshmerni

    Beyond a Balanced Lifestyle with Dr. Aviva Alyeshmerni

    “My dream is to be my own boss because of who I am as a person. I want to make change for the better. All the time. The most important thing I learned is that you need to trust who you are and be who you are.” The Founder of Concierge Pediatrics, Dr. Aviva Alyeshmerni received her B.S. and M.S. with honors in Biological Sciences from Stanford University. Dr. Vivi taught AP Biology and coached cross country running at Crossroads High School in Santa Monica. She attended the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel, carried out orthopedic research at the Orthopedic Surgical Hospital, LA, and followed her time there with a Pediatric Residency at the University of California, Irvine. She is a wife, mother, and an incredible athlete. Listen and be inspired to make change and trust in who you are.

    • 30 min
    Super Power - with Shahrzad Fattahi, DDS

    Super Power - with Shahrzad Fattahi, DDS

    “Resiliency is a muscle. And if you don't have opportunities to experience and exercise that, you don't know how to reframe the fear. Fear in itself can be debilitating, but fear faced can be motivating.” Shahrzad Fattahi, DDS, knows about facing fear. She was born in Iran, but had to leave abruptly in 1981 because of the revolution. Dr. Fattahi shares her powerful journey and life-altering experience fleeing Iran as a child. “Rumi, the famous Persian poet 700 years ago said, ‘The wound is where the Light enters you.’ That sums up my life.”
    Dr. Fattahi is the youngest person to ever graduate from dental school at the University of Southern California. Dr. Fattahi is a functional and general dentist who is the founder and managing director of Del Dental Group in Los Angeles. 
    Her very successful private practice is dedicated to staying on the cutting edge of dental science, equipment, and holistic health. Her group has a whole body approach because “the mouth is the main gateway to our bodies.” Del Dental Group provides general, cosmetic, pediatric, implant industry, periodontal therapy, and dental anesthesia. Their mission is:  “For anyone who walks through our doors to feel whole, a space of caring, that they're cared for like family, and that their well-being matters -- both staff and patients.” Dr. Fattahi says this goes back to the idea of “fear in dentistry: It has to be a safe environment. That only can happen organically...as a mission.”

    • 30 min
    Vision to Creation with Gina Lamanna

    Vision to Creation with Gina Lamanna

    If you want to show up to your next Zoom styled and feeling your best, Gina Lamana has you covered. A clothing buyer and wardrobe stylist for more than two decades, Gina’s career in fashion began at FIT and FIDM, where she earned a degree in fashion merchandising. In addition to her style boxes for purchase online she also meets with clients one on one at her studio, Spool Boutique. Listen and be inspired to take your next idea from a vision to concept creation.

    • 25 min

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