263 episodes

The beauty industry's top talent share their wisdom, advice and authenticity with our WHERE BRAINS MEET BEAUTY™ listeners every week. Topics include: work/life balance, how to hustle and how to handle challenges - all discussed with great honesty and humor. Conversations humanizing the beauty exec experience. Hosted by Jodi Katz, Founder and Creative Director of Base Beauty Creative Agency.

2022 is the year of milestones: 15th Anniversary of BBCA, the marketing agency that inspired the podcast, 5th Anniversary of WBMB Podcast & starting the year with our 200th episode.

We will be LIVE streaming episode recordings on our Where Brains Meet Beauty Youtube page.
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New episodes launch every Wednesday!
Episodes can be found on all streaming platforms and our website www.wherebrainsmeetbeauty.com
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WHERE BRAINS MEET BEAUTY Jodi Katz

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    • 4.2 • 53 Ratings

The beauty industry's top talent share their wisdom, advice and authenticity with our WHERE BRAINS MEET BEAUTY™ listeners every week. Topics include: work/life balance, how to hustle and how to handle challenges - all discussed with great honesty and humor. Conversations humanizing the beauty exec experience. Hosted by Jodi Katz, Founder and Creative Director of Base Beauty Creative Agency.

2022 is the year of milestones: 15th Anniversary of BBCA, the marketing agency that inspired the podcast, 5th Anniversary of WBMB Podcast & starting the year with our 200th episode.

We will be LIVE streaming episode recordings on our Where Brains Meet Beauty Youtube page.
Subscribe to our channel to get alerts.
New episodes launch every Wednesday!
Episodes can be found on all streaming platforms and our website www.wherebrainsmeetbeauty.com
Follow us on Instagram @wherebrainsmeetbeautypodcast for announcements, BTS, and more!

For inquiries about the show, please email aleni@basebeauty.com.

    Episode 254 - Rachel Liverman - Founder & CEO of Glowbar - From Manifestation to Mogul - Rachel Liverman Was Born To Glow

    Episode 254 - Rachel Liverman - Founder & CEO of Glowbar - From Manifestation to Mogul - Rachel Liverman Was Born To Glow

    We couldn’t think of a better way to close out our C-Suite Wisdom Quarter than chatting with the Founder and CEO of Glowbar (https://www.instagram.com/glowbar/), Rachel Liverman (https://www.instagram.com/rachelista/)! Rachel has wanted to be a leader since her early days playing “store” with her stuffed animals, so it’s no surprise that Glowbar’s signature 30-minute facials have reached cult status since opening their doors in 2019. Rachel always knew she wanted to lead, but she surprised herself when she ended up in the family business. That’s right: Rachel is a third generation esthetician. Growing up in a skincare family, she recalls seeing her mother wax people’s legs and being fascinated by the before & after transformations that occurred. Rachel even started a small leg-waxing business in elementary school! Mom was there to supervise, of course. Fast-forward and Rachel found herself looking for a source for convenient, trustworthy, effective facials and realizing no such place existed. Rachel wrote an email to herself manifesting her business model in 2017 and in 2019 Glowbar opened its doors. Okay, we just gave ourselves chills.  For more of Rachel’s career journey, listen to this episode wherever you get your podcasts!

    • 40 min
    Episode 253 - Devin McGhee Kirkland - Co-Founder & CEO Deon Libra - From Personal Tragedy To Communal Healing - Devin McGhee Kirkland Is Making Wellness Accessible

    Episode 253 - Devin McGhee Kirkland - Co-Founder & CEO Deon Libra - From Personal Tragedy To Communal Healing - Devin McGhee Kirkland Is Making Wellness Accessible

    When Deon Libra (https://www.instagram.com/deonlibra_/) Co-Founder and CEO Devin McGhee Kirkland (https://www.instagram.com/devinkielle/)’s  father passed away in 2018 from a stress-related heart attack, she realized she had to make some lifestyle changes to deal with her own stress. After diving head-first into the world of natural stress remedies, Devin developed Deon Libra in 2020 as a way to combat the effects of chronic stress on Black bodies.In her research on natural stress solutions, Devin learned about the healing powers of adaptogens - non-psychedelic mushrooms and was impressed by how much her sleep and anxiety improved. She couldn't help but wonder why these natural alternatives weren’t more widely accessible. Devin decided she could step up and be the one to bring both education and healing-products to her community.To hear more about Devin’ (https://www.instagram.com/devinkielle/)s career journey and Deon Libra (https://www.instagram.com/deonlibra_/)’s mission, listen to this episode wherever you get your podcasts!#DeonLibra #WBMB #CareerJourney

    • 38 min
    Episode 252 - Michelle Larivee - Co-Founder & CEO WTHN - From Finance To Founder - For CEO Michelle Larivee, Healing Starts Within

    Episode 252 - Michelle Larivee - Co-Founder & CEO WTHN - From Finance To Founder - For CEO Michelle Larivee, Healing Starts Within

    We continue our C-Suite Wisdom theme this episode with Founder & CEO of WTHN (https://www.instagram.com/wthn/), Michelle Larivee! We were fascinated to learn about Michelle’s career journey from the world of International finance to the world of Eastern medicine.So how does someone who worked in consulting with the World Economic Forum become the founder of a modern wellness company? Michelle tells us that she had tried everything from painkillers to physical therapy to cope with her chronic pain and couldn’t find relief. When a doctor recommended acupuncture, she was shocked at how incredible and immediate the results were. With this first exposure to Chinese medicine, it was if she’d been introduced to a tool kit she had no idea even existed. But with this new discovery came an issue all too familiar in healthcare: accessibility. People either couldn't afford acupuncture or it could take months to get an appointment! Michelle saw an opening for a business and made her move…To learn more about Michelle’s career journey, listen to this episode wherever you get your podcasts!#WTHN #Acupuncture #ChineseMedicine #Cupping #CareerJourney #WBMB

    • 29 min
    Episode 251 - Erica Metzger - Founder & Editor The Beauty Loop Newsletter & Virtual Beauty Closet - From Beauty Intern To Beauty Loop Editor - Erica Metzger Is Calling The Shots On Her Career Journey

    Episode 251 - Erica Metzger - Founder & Editor The Beauty Loop Newsletter & Virtual Beauty Closet - From Beauty Intern To Beauty Loop Editor - Erica Metzger Is Calling The Shots On Her Career Journey

    We were so excited to sit down with Founder & Editor of The Beauty Loop Newsletter & Virtual Beauty Closet (https://www.instagram.com/virtualbeautycloset/), Erica Metzger (https://www.instagram.com/ericarmetzger/)! With over 19 years experience in print and digital media as the Beauty Director at Ladies' Home Journal and Better Homes and Gardens Magazine (https://www.instagram.com/betterhomesandgardens/), Erica wanted to create something of her own. The Beauty Loop was born as an online newsletter to help facilitate community between PR execs and beauty journalists in our ever-changing community.From starting off in the beauty industry as an intern at W Magazine (https://www.instagram.com/wmag/) to Editor of her own newsletter, Erica Metzger’s career journey is proof-positive that we are the only ones in charge of our own career journeys.To hear more of Erica’s career journey, listen to this episode wherever you get your podcasts!#BeautyLoop #WBMB #CareerJourney #VirtualBeautyCloset #BetterHomesAndGardens #LadiesHomeJournal #WMagazine

    • 40 min
    Episode 250 - Lance Patterson - Chief Executive Officer, Juice Beauty Inc - When a CEO Brings A Founder’s Vision to Life - Lance Patterson is the CEO Founders Trust

    Episode 250 - Lance Patterson - Chief Executive Officer, Juice Beauty Inc - When a CEO Brings A Founder’s Vision to Life - Lance Patterson is the CEO Founders Trust

    We are absolutely loving these chats from our C-Suite Wisdom quarter and today’s episode is no exception. We sat down with Lance Patterson, new CEO of Juice Beauty, (https://www.instagram.com/juicebeauty) a senior executive with over 20 years experience across the luxury retail and digital sectors including Kate Somerville and Peter Thomas Roth clinical skincare.Lance’s career journey had humble beginnings and saw him working an entry-level job at a department store. Through grit and perseverance, Lance talked to the right people, got an interview to be a buyer, and landed the gig.Fast-forward and Lance has discovered his niche in founder-owned brands. In being entrusted to uphold a founder’s vision for their brand as CEO, he’s being handed the keys to the castle.To hear more of Lance’s career journey, listen to this episode wherever you get your podcasts!#JuiceBeauty #WBMB #CareerJourney

    • 41 min
    Episode 249 - Chris Payne - Chief Executive Officer Jane Iredale - The Man On A Mission To Keep Skincare Safe - C-Suite Wisdom With the CEO of Jane Iredale

    Episode 249 - Chris Payne - Chief Executive Officer Jane Iredale - The Man On A Mission To Keep Skincare Safe - C-Suite Wisdom With the CEO of Jane Iredale

    We are thrilled to be kicking off 2024 with our C-Suite Wisdom theme! On today’s episode, we’re taking a peek behind the curtain of the career journey of Chris Payne, CEO of clean beauty brand @janeiredale (https://www.instagram.com/janeiredale/), best known as the “skincare makeup”.Chris’s career journey originally saw him following in his father’s footsteps of being a doctor. Though working in medicine wasn’t his path, it was clear that Chris wanted to help people, and his work at @janeiredale (https://www.instagram.com/janeiredale/) is clearly a perfect fit. In his role as CEO, Chris works to uphold Jane Iredale’s mission of making clean, skin-safe makeup accessible to everyone.To learn more about Chris’s career journey and hear about the real-life Jane Iredale (who has a fascinating journey, herself!) tune into this episode wherever you get your podcasts.#WBMB #careerjourney #janeiredale #cleanbeauty

    • 42 min

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53 Ratings

53 Ratings

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This is my GO TO Beauty Podcast

I discovered Where Brains Meets Beauty in 2020 and have listened to almost every episode! From CEOs to beauty industry veterans and entrepreneurs, I am regularly inspired by Jodi and her guests. Top Five favorite guests are the founders of Beauty Blender, Skyn Iceland, Glam Squad, Wander Beauty and Valde Beauty.

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An inspiration to young women

I’m so glad I came across this podcast. I’m only 21 and therefore getting the hang of how to be an adult and handling ups and downs gracefully. Society puts a pressure on women to be beautiful, and I take pride in my femininity, but I am grateful to listen to people who are educated, generous, giving, impactful, and are paving the way for my generation. I’ll be listening to this on my commute to get some inspiration for my career and personal growth as I graduate and head into the “real world”. I’m thankful to have these well-rounded women role models as I go through these stages!

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