25 episodes

This show delivers entrepreneurship strategies around imposter syndrome, burnout, and mental health. If you’re looking for tips on overcoming obstacles in business from an award-winning female founder who’s passionate about pursuing ambition without sacrificing your self worth, you’re in the right place.

This show is for leaders, creatives and entrepreneurs who have wondered:
- What is imposter syndrome?
- Can our burnout symptoms help us evolve?
- Does an entrepreneurial spirit always come with anxiety?
- How do I execute my ideas about business in seasons of self-doubt?

Who Made You the Boss‪?‬ Lindsey Epperly

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 43 Ratings

This show delivers entrepreneurship strategies around imposter syndrome, burnout, and mental health. If you’re looking for tips on overcoming obstacles in business from an award-winning female founder who’s passionate about pursuing ambition without sacrificing your self worth, you’re in the right place.

This show is for leaders, creatives and entrepreneurs who have wondered:
- What is imposter syndrome?
- Can our burnout symptoms help us evolve?
- Does an entrepreneurial spirit always come with anxiety?
- How do I execute my ideas about business in seasons of self-doubt?

    22. Can Curiosity Make You a Better Entrepreneur? Hint Founder Kara Goldin’s Guide To Success

    22. Can Curiosity Make You a Better Entrepreneur? Hint Founder Kara Goldin’s Guide To Success

    Trailblazing entrepreneur Kara Goldin, founder of Hint, details how she leveraged the right questions to grow from being an ‘accidental entrepreneur’ to the head of a hugely successful flavored water company. She explores the delicate art of maintaining a respectful business partnership with a spouse, how different skill sets and perspectives can contribute to success, and the lessons learned from major setbacks like being discontinued from Starbucks. Kara’s personal anecdotes and rich insights make this an episode that both enlightens and inspires.



    What You'll Learn in This Episode:


    The power of transforming personal frustration into a business opportunity
    The importance of perseverance and how to turn major setbacks into unexpected opportunities.
    Kara's philosophy on not compromising your beliefs in business or personal relationships, and knowing when to walk away.
    Lessons in managing both the creative and operational sides of a business, including working with a spouse and leveraging differing strengths.



    ABOUT KARA:

    Kara Goldin is the Founder and Former CEO of Hint, Inc., best known for its award-winning Hint water, the leading unsweetened flavored water. She has received numerous accolades, including being named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Northern California and one ofInStyle’s 2019 Badass 50. Previously, Kara was VP of Shopping Partnerships at America Online. She hosts the podcast The Kara Goldin Show and her first book, Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters, was released October 2020 and is now a WSJ and Amazon Best Seller.  Kara lives in the Bay Area with her family and 3 labradors.



    Connect with Kara:

    Website

    Podcast

    Book: "Undaunted" by Kara Goldin

    Twitter

    Facebook

    Instagram

    LinkedIn



    For more information and to connect with our host, Lindsey Epperly, visit www.lindseyepperly.com 

    Looking to turn your Imposter Syndrome into Inspiration? Grab the workbook here!

    • 38 min
    21. From Loss to Leadership: Navigating Grief and Business

    21. From Loss to Leadership: Navigating Grief and Business

    In this unique episode, Lindsey is interviewed by licensed therapist Mayra Richards, who dives deep into the impact of personal loss and grief on a leader’s life. Mayra dives into Lindsey’s experience of suddenly losing a best friend and how that has impacted her professionally. The conversation also covers the importance of honoring loved ones through one's actions, the necessity of balancing professional and personal dynamics, and the vital role of support systems in entrepreneurship. Join Mayra and Lindsey as they explore themes of resilience, growth, and the delicate dance of managing our personal lives with our business plans.  



    What You'll Learn in This Episode:


    The profound impact of grief and personal loss on our professional life.
    The significance of honoring loved ones through meaningful actions and choices.
    How our need for freedom and independence can stem from our family history. 
    Lindsey’s personal journey to becoming an entrepreneur 
    A therapist’s take on handling control freak tendencies by identifying when we’re striving.



    ABOUT MAYRA:

    Mayra Richards is the accomplished founder of Remain Connected Counseling. She brings a wealth of faith-based counseling expertise and serves as a prominent small business owner in the vibrant Atlanta community. She has been a guest on the FaithTalk Atlanta Podcast, The Kevin & Taylor Show on The Fish 104.7, and Genuine Life Recovery Podcast. Her unique approach to counseling, motherhood, and experience as a local influencer offer a distinct perspective that is relatable and insightful. Furthermore, Mayra's experience as a Chick-Fil-A Care Coach and panel speaker for Smyrna business events uniquely equips her to address and inspire large audiences.



    ABOUT LINDSEY:

    Lindsey Epperly is the CEO of Jetset World Travel, which she has scaled from a one-person operation into a team of over 80 dedicated members, recently recognized on the Inc. 5000 List of fastest growing companies.  She has been named to the Forbes Next 1000 List and was most inspired by navigating her industry’s greatest crisis while expecting her first child, a season she affectionately refers to as the “MBA I never wanted.” Lindsey is dedicated to fighting burnout and imposter syndrome while teaching others how to turn obstacles into opportunities as host of the Who Made You the Boss? Podcast. 

    For more information and to connect with our host, Lindsey Epperly, visit ⁠www.lindseyepperly.com⁠

    Looking to turn your Imposter Syndrome into Inspiration? ⁠Grab the workbook here!

    • 38 min
    20. You’ll Never Believe What This Entrepreneur Did to Find Courage: Garrett Gravesen’s 197 Country Journey

    20. You’ll Never Believe What This Entrepreneur Did to Find Courage: Garrett Gravesen’s 197 Country Journey

    From Garrett Gravesen’s volunteering in an African orphanage to traveling to all 197 countries, this global entrepreneur takes listeners on a motivational ride toward authentic leadership. Garrett shares candid insights on overcoming imposter syndrome, the power of embracing insane courage, and a few harrowing stories of escaping uncertain doom in more than one lawless destination.



    What You'll Learn in This Episode:


    The transformative power of an encounter in an African orphanage and its influence on Garrett's life journey.
    The critical role of embracing vulnerability and combating imposter syndrome in pursuing ambitious life goals.
    The immense value of supporting and understanding the aspirations of the people behind the scenes in any organization.
    Life lessons from Garrett's global travels and how confronting risk and uncertainty can lead to profound personal growth.


    ABOUT GARRETT:

    Garrett Gravesen, the Professor of Possibility, stitches a passport quilt of tales so outlandish they make Marco Polo’s adventures look like a weekend getaway.  He learned to ski in North Korea and once visited 52 countries in 52 weeks with only a tuxedo and a toothbrush. Garrett famously ran with the bulls in Spain, where he won by a whisker, fueled by nothing but sangria and an unshakable belief to not look back.  He has started a nonprofit organization, spoken alongside Mandela’s cell mate in South Africa, and was honored with the same award as JFK. Yet he has never eaten a vegetable, had a sip of water, or run a mile. Garrett proudly dons a “0.0 sticker” on his chariot of choice.   When love is in the air he doesn’t miss. He proposed on a plane flight at 30,000 feet. On a Tuesday. And got married the next day.  Garrett’s passport is his narrative – each stamp is a story, and each visa is a verse.  He has stood on Everest Base Camp, slid down The Great Wall of China, and survived Antarctica for 10 days with nothing but a tuxedo when the airline lost his luggage. Luckily, he looked like the penguins.  He’s scaled three companies from scratch to more than seven figures each, filmed a documentary from Kenya to Cape Town that was saved on a drive he has since lost, but once salsa danced his way to victory one sultry night in Havana Cuba.  Garrett’s travels aren’t just about the thrill; they’re lessons in living.   With his unique blend of education and audacity, he’s always uncovering lessons from parts unknown. UGA in economics. Elf School in Iceland. Then he traded in folklore for finance at Harvard Business School.  “10 Seconds of Insane Courage,” Garrett’s magnum opus, isn’t just a book, but a call to action. A friendly nudge to jump off the high dive into the pool of life, where every tick of the clock is an opportunity for courage and the serendipity that awaits when you turn every “what if” into a “why not.”  His life reads like an atlas infused with adrenaline – a spectacle, a seminar, a symphony of the splendid. Garrett, the man with a suitcase full of charm and a pocket full of laughter, is not your typical podcast guest. He is a human carousel of courage and provides the spark for inspiring the extraordinary in others.  Garrett has survived great loss, stepped foot in all 197 countries, and won the same award as Elvis.  But he has not been part of your podcast…yet.



    Connect with Garrett:

    Website

    Instagram

    LinkedIn



    Links from the show:


    H.E.R.O. For Children


    10 Seconds of Insane Courage



    For more information and to connect with our host, Lindsey Epperly, visit www.lindseyepperly.com 

    Looking to turn your Imposter Syndrome into Inspiration? Grab the workbook here!

    • 35 min
    19. I Just Lost My Business - Now What? Tirzah Shirai on Resilience After Failure

    19. I Just Lost My Business - Now What? Tirzah Shirai on Resilience After Failure

    Entrepreneur Tirzah Shirai shares her profound insights on redefining success, aligning with one’s true purpose, and embracing a balanced approach to life and business growth. Not only does Tirzah overcome poverty to develop Blink Bar, she then courageously faces a shifts in her life path when business is decimated from circumstances outside of her control. The conversation also touches upon the challenges of motherhood during these testing times, highlighting the transformative experiences that have led Tirzah to the establishment of the Venusian School of Business. Lindsey and Tirzah explore the liberation in embracing gender energies, the spirituality woven into professional endeavors, and the recalibration of life’s direction when faced with unforeseen challenges.



    What You'll Learn in This Episode:


    Insights into Tirzah Shirai's personal journey and the shifts in perspective on wealth and success.
    The significance of aligning business strategies with heart-centered and spiritually conscious principles.
    The impact of motherhood and identity shifts on personal well-being and professional life.
    The importance of embracing both masculine and feminine energies and the evolution of societal gender expectations.
    Methods to honor the soul’s journey in business and find balance to prevent burnout.



    ABOUT TIRZAH:

    Tirzah Shirai birthed a 30M business from nothing and is now radically redefining success.



    Blinkbar was started out of pure necessity after she hit a lull in paychecks as an Award-Winning Film Director and had less than $1,000 to her name.The company quickly grew from $0 - $30M in 5 years as she applied her skill for storytelling with her ability to paint a big vision and develop a strategy to get there.



    Now, she’s taking her business, branding, and benevolence background and turning it into an educational experience the entrepreneurial world has never seen before. Through a combination of spiritual practices (the “woo") and strategic planning (the “work”), she’s helping others who burn with a desire to share their gifts with the world through business.



    Tirzah experiences the most happiness in her life when she embraces her role in motherhood and practices leaning back into her already existing feminine power rather than striving for status. Her only hope is to help others feel that same happiness through the energy they bring to going after their dreams.



    Connect with Tirzah:

    Website

    Instagram

    Twitter

    LinkedIn



    For more information and to connect with our host, Lindsey Epperly, visit www.lindseyepperly.com 

    Looking to turn your Imposter Syndrome into Inspiration? Grab the workbook here!

    • 42 min
    18. Why Hustling Alone Isn’t Enough: Erica Thomas’s Entrepreneurship Strategies for Networking

    18. Why Hustling Alone Isn’t Enough: Erica Thomas’s Entrepreneurship Strategies for Networking

    From Erica Thomas’s early days combining a full-time job with moonlighting as a freelance writer and food blogger to becoming the powerhouse behind a flourishing food-focused company, Erica shares an inside look at the challenges and triumphs of entrepreneurship, the pivotal role of networking, and the impact of social media on business growth. Erica offers a deep dive into balancing professional pursuits with personal development, touching on parenting, relationships, and societal shifts. Plus, get a glimpse into her philanthropic efforts, how she overcame financial hurdles, and her strategies for cultivating contentment, all while striving for business success.



    What You'll Learn in This Episode


    The significance of hustle, networking, and asking for support in an entrepreneur's journey to success
    Challenges new entrepreneurs face, especially concerning business management aspects like taxes, and the importance of having a support system
    Strategic insights on combating imposter syndrome and the cultivation of self-belief and self-worth
    Erica's vision for fostering community and inclusivity through her women's supper club and its recent expansion
    Dealing with the pressures and criticisms that come with entrepreneurship and social media presence, and the philosophy of contentment driving business performance



    ABOUT ERICA:

    Eating With Erica is a nationally recognized food and lifestyle website that has been featured in Food & Wine, Good Morning America, CNN, FOX5, Essence and more.



    Erica started EWE as a passionate food enthusiast and used her background in corporate marketing and influencer marketing to build EWE into the brand it is today. While she now runs it full-time, being a successful entrepreneur did not happen overnight and when asked, Erica is quick to explain how for the first several months she worked from 9-5 and then came home to work her “5-9.”



    Over the past decade, Erica has worked with over 250 companies including brands like Panera, La Marca Prosecco, Kroger, Woodford Reserve, and Lexus. As a businesswoman, she understands the importance of professional partnerships, but it is her passion for delicious food that remains at the core of EWE.



    Connect with Erica:

    Website

    Instagram

    Twitter

    Facebook



    Links from the show:


    Giving Kitchen: A nonprofit organization supporting restaurant workers. Learn more on their website
    Gift Biz: A philanthropy focused on supporting entrepreneurs, yet a specific web link was not provided, please search for local opportunities or organizations with a similar name.



    For more information and to connect with our host, Lindsey Epperly, visit www.lindseyepperly.com Looking to turn your Imposter Syndrome into Inspiration? Grab the workbook here!

    • 45 min
    17. How to Stop Negative Self Talk, Fast: Author Amy Shoenthal On Setbacks and Paths Forward

    17. How to Stop Negative Self Talk, Fast: Author Amy Shoenthal On Setbacks and Paths Forward

    Amy Shoenthal, author of "The Setback Cycle," dives into the challenging yet transformative world of overcoming our obstacles. Drawing from personal tribulations and her well-received book, Amy shares her journey through career pivots after facing post-maternity leave difficulties, showcasing the resilience and redirection that are possible in the face of adversity. She offers relatable insights into why it’s important to label and converse with our inner critic, how to strengthen emotional resilience, and the neuroscience behind embracing setbacks as growth opportunities.



    What you’ll learn in this episode:


    The four stages of The Setback Cycle (establish, embrace, explore, emerge) and how to navigate them.
    How to disentangle personal identity from professional setbacks and why doing so is crucial for growth and wellbeing.
    The concept of the "motherhood penalty" and its impact on women in the workplace.
    Actionable techniques for coping with setbacks, including the "thaw yourself out" exercise.
    The strategy of personifying and naming your inner critic to diminish its power and manage its impact on your decisions and self-esteem.



    ABOUT AMY:

    Amy Shoenthal is a journalist, marketing consultant and the author of The Setback Cycle, a book about how today’s prominent founders and leaders overcome obstacles to find success.  As a contributor to Forbes Women and Harvard Business Review, she shines the spotlight on leaders who have been historically underestimated yet are doing the work to solve society’s biggest problems. Her work has included interviews with a wide range of leaders such as Senator Mazie Hirono, Tory Burch, Marie Kondo, Norma Kamali, and more.  Amy also boasts a two-decade marketing career, working with some of the world's largest brands, from Procter & Gamble to Google. Now, through her consulting firm, Visionaries Collective, she works with founders, corporations, nonprofits and small businesses to shape their brand narratives and captivate audiences through strategic storytelling.   After completing The Setback Cycle, she began working with organizations to help their employees and managers confidently lead through tumultuous times, offering the tools to help their teams navigate their own inevitable setbacks together.     Amy previously wrote a children’s book, A Magical Day in Sunnyside, a tribute to the independent-owned businesses in her own beloved neighborhood of Sunnyside, Queens, where she lives with her husband and five-year-old daughter.



    Connect with Amy:

    Website

    Instagram

    Newsletter

    The Setback Cycle" by Amy Shoenthal 



    For more information and to connect with our host, Lindsey Epperly, visit www.lindseyepperly.com 

    Looking to turn your Imposter Syndrome into Inspiration? Grab the workbook here!

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Crown Yourself ,

Authentic

Lindsey practices what she preaches, leading you and her guests through a journey of self-discovery to your own superpowers! She asks thought provoking questions that pave the way for your own conscious growth. She literally had me cheering when she challenges the “comfort of normal.” If you’re looking to level up your business, your life, and your leadership skills, you definitely want to tune in. I am so excited for the next episode.

ChicagoDancer ,

Raw, Honest and Authentic

Lindsey brings a refreshingly honest perspective to the world of leadership & entrepreneurship! Her topics and guests are always on point and support me in not only growing my business but helping me to feel less alone on the rise to the top. She normalizes failures and imposter syndrome while making me laugh and feel totally SEEN! Highly recommend listening!

Lar77777 ,

Must listen!

I’m so thankful for this podcast. Lindsey has been a great leader in so many ways through her life and career. The concept of “the monsters that save us” really helped me put a positive spin on some obstacles that I’ve had in life. God always had a plan even when we feel lost and helpless. I’m very thankful for this encouraging and engaging podcast. Can’t wait for the next season!

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