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Wonder, a podcast by Entrepreneurs’ Organization (https://www.eonetwork.org/), places women entrepreneurs in conversation with those thought leaders who amaze, astonish and inspire. Each guest shares their own journey with entrepreneur and host, Kalika Yap, giving insight into the ordinary challenges of extraordinary people.

Featured guests include: Lisa Sugar of pop culture hub, PopSugar; Toni Ko, founder of NYX Cosmetics; and Devin Alexander, celebrity chef and nutrition expert on The Biggest Loser. Tune into this podcast to marvel at the meaningful insights of entrepreneurs.

Learn more about Entrepreneurs’ Organization (https://www.eonetwork.org/), the leading peer-to-peer network exclusively for entrepreneurs.

Wonder Podcast: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs to Change the World EO Virtual Learning

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    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Wonder, a podcast by Entrepreneurs’ Organization (https://www.eonetwork.org/), places women entrepreneurs in conversation with those thought leaders who amaze, astonish and inspire. Each guest shares their own journey with entrepreneur and host, Kalika Yap, giving insight into the ordinary challenges of extraordinary people.

Featured guests include: Lisa Sugar of pop culture hub, PopSugar; Toni Ko, founder of NYX Cosmetics; and Devin Alexander, celebrity chef and nutrition expert on The Biggest Loser. Tune into this podcast to marvel at the meaningful insights of entrepreneurs.

Learn more about Entrepreneurs’ Organization (https://www.eonetwork.org/), the leading peer-to-peer network exclusively for entrepreneurs.

    Mastering Life’s Energies | Dr. Maria Nemeth

    Mastering Life’s Energies | Dr. Maria Nemeth

    Kalika sits down with one of the most influential figures in her life, Dr. Maria Nemeth. Dr. Nemeth is a psychologist, a master-certified coach, and the founder and director of the Academy for Coaching Excellence. Listen in as Dr. Nemeth shares her story, from loaning someone $35,000 to never seeing it again to her journey to becoming an entrepreneur. She shares all the hard lessons she’s learned and wants people to know that she’s been there--she’s experienced hardship and mistakes just like anyone else.
    Timestamped show notes
    03:43 - “Entrepreneurs are the real heroes”
    04:43 - Things that you don’t want to happen, happen
    11:44 - Reflecting on the past
    14:07 - Standards of integrity exercise
    17:00 - Holographic experiences
    19:57 - The willingness to say “yes”
    23:41 - “Monkey mind”
    26:32 - Be uncomfortable!
    29:53 - Mastering life’s energies
    33:22 - Dr. Nemeth talks about “50 and Better” her new project
    36:45 - Reaching out to Dr. Nemeth
    38:09 - “We are spiritual beings having a spiritual life”
    Links
    Ace Coach Training: https://acecoachtraining.com/
    Contact Info: wayne@acecoachtraining.com
    Contact Info: monica@acecoachtraining.com
    Mastering Life’s Energies: https://amz.run/4XZW
    The Energy of Money: https://amz.run/4XZY

    • 40 min
    Baking Cakes and Family Business | Odette D'Aniello

    Baking Cakes and Family Business | Odette D'Aniello

    Odette D'Aniello is the owner of Celebrity Gourmet Ventures, a brand that focuses on weddings, specialty cakes, and cake experiences. Odette worked at her family’s bakery when she was just 10 years old; baking is practically in her blood. She shares her experience moving to the U.S. to go to school, paying for her own education, all while working at her family’s bakery to work on her craft. Odette’s story is one of grit, determination, and hard work. She shares what it's like to run a business with family and the potential issues that may arise. Listen in!
    Timestamped show notes
    01:36 - Odette’s Journey
    03:28 - Getting into the bakery business
    07:21 - Baking bread to baking cakes
    09:16 - Starting days
    11:24 - From teacher to baker
    13:40 - Working with family!
    15:20 - Don’t make assumptions
    15:53 - Entrepreneurial spirit
    19:47 - Having self-agency
    21:02 - Joining EO
    23:44 - Why you should join EO
    24:40 - Interests besides entrepreneurship
    30:00 - Surrendering and trust
    33:50 - The Author of Influence
    37:45 - Coming out of grief
    39:08 - Being a woman entrepreneur
    40:52 - What’s next?
    Links
    Celebrity Cake Studio: https://celebritycakestudio.com/

    • 44 min
    Women Work F#%k*ng Hard | Kristin O’Keeffe Merrick

    Women Work F#%k*ng Hard | Kristin O’Keeffe Merrick

    Kristin O’Keeffe Merrick is the co-founder of Women Work F#%k*ng Hard, an annual networking event meant to highlight female entrepreneurs and their hard work. Currently working as a financial adviser at O’Keeffe Financial Partners, Kristin has quite a background in entrepreneurship and finance. Listen in as she breaks down stereotypes and assumptions about women in business and finance and how you can apply these lessons in your own ventures.
    Timestamped show notes
    01:49 - Kristin is featured in InStyle’s Badass Top 50 Women for 2020
    05:21 - As soon as COVID lockdown started, Kristin was helping business owners with financial
    07:17 - Asking for help
    09:21 - Perfection is a trap
    13:19 - Financial advice for 2021
    20:09 - Small businesses aren’t being represented
    23:08 - Advice for struggling restaurant/small business owners
    24:02 - Finding grants/loans
    25:18 - Finding new opportunities
    30:27 - Higher education moving forward
    33:24 - We need different skilled workers
    34:45 - Understanding debt
    36:43 - Teaching finances to your kids
    43:57 - Kristin’s playground hustle
    46:10 - Kristin loves connecting people
    Links
    Kristin’s Forbes Blog: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinmerrick/
    Kristin’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegirlwhosavesmoney/
    Women Work F#%k*ng Hard: https://wwfh.norby.live/

    • 51 min
    Women and Wellness | Denise Pines

    Women and Wellness | Denise Pines

    This week, Kalika sits down with Denise Pines, a serial entrepreneur, a documentary filmmaker, and a champion for women’s health. While working as a fashion designer in Los Angeles, Denise’s interest shifted to social justice and advocacy, wanting to create a voice for African-American and Latinos. In this stage of her life, she has shifted to empowering women and women’s rights. Listen in as Denise shares her life experiences, her struggles, and her advice for women and wellness.
    Timestamped show notes
    01:28 - Denise’s Story
    03:06 - Women’s Health advocate
    04:55 - Women are caught off guard about their health
    06:36 - Denise’s health story
    09:26 - Heart attack or hot flash?
    12:49 - Tea remedy
    16:26 - Denise shares her journey in building Tea Botanics
    24:56 - Packaging is essential
    26:38 - Managing menopause
    29:31 - Women are told they are the problem
    34:35 - Denise explains how the medical system underserves women and people of color
    40:16 - Realizing the dream
    42:25 - Denise shares her struggles
    48:40 - Looking towards the future
    50:29 - Denise shares some of her upcoming projects
    Links
    Tea Botanics: https://teabotanics.com/
    Wisepause: https://wisepause.com/
    Femaging: https://www.femaging.com/
    Denise on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/denisepines/

    • 59 min
    7 Hints for Entrepreneurial Success | Kara Goldin

    7 Hints for Entrepreneurial Success | Kara Goldin

    Kalika recaps her interview with Hint Water founder, Kara Goldin. Listen in as she shares the highlights of her conversation with Kara, whose goal is to create nutritional products that help people live healthier lives. In this episode, learn the 7 lessons Kara has learned in her 15-year journey as a startup founder. Tune in!
    Links
    Hint: https://www.drinkhint.com/
    Undaunted: https://karagoldin.com/undaunted

    • 11 min
    The Dream Sprint | Daria Tsvenger

    The Dream Sprint | Daria Tsvenger

    Meet Daria Tsvenger, speaker, advisor, angel investor, and founder of the Dream Sprint, a personal growth challenge aimed to motivate and inspire people to fulfill their goals. Listen in as Daria shares her incredible journey as the founder of one of the largest wellness communities for women in San Francisco.
    Timestamped show notes
    03:07 - Serendipities
    04:41 - Marriage is the second most stressful event after losing a family member
    05:31 - Use our willpower and dedication
    07:08 - Daria shares her experience with depression
    09:18 - Studying the brain at Stanford
    13:24 - Neuroscience at Stanford
    17:01 - Angel investing
    20:29 - Two types of trauma, big and small
    22:05 - Intense trauma, partial amnesia
    25:59 - Returning to joy and gratitude
    29:56 - The first and second arrow
    31:22 - Daria shares some of her entrepreneurship tools and tips
    34:35 - Advice for women entrepreneurs
    36:36 - How has COVID changed your behavior?
    39:01 - Daria shares some of her free resources from her website
    Links
    The Dream Sprint: https://www.thedreamsprint.com/
    Daria’s Website: https://dariatsvenger.com/

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Julie SkySquad ,

The real deal

I love listening to entrepreneur’s stories about how they got from A to Z. Kalika knows how to ask all of the questions I am thinking. Love this podcast!!

Can?Can! ,

Powerful and Insightful

I love that this podcast isn’t cookie cutter. Kalika Yap really pulls out great stories from her guests. You really feel that the guests are comfortable and open up about their entrepreneurial journey. Learned a lot from each podcast. Great work!

Janelle Anderson ,

Super helpful for women entrepreneurs!

Very empowering for women entrepreneurs! I love hearing the stories of other women trailblazers and being inspired by their courage and determination. This show is full of that kind of inspiration.

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