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Meet your new Work Wives. WorkParty, the beloved business podcast with over 3 million downloads to date and guests like Sara Blakely, Tyra Banks, Jen Atkin and more is back and brand new. Jaclyn Johnson joined by CEO of Create & Cultivate, Marina Middleton are letting you listen in as they navigate the world of entrepreneurship, motherhood, divorce, female friendships and how they make it all work – mostly. A little work, a little party, pour yourself a glass of champagne and pull up, cause we are about to get down to business. 

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Meet your new Work Wives. WorkParty, the beloved business podcast with over 3 million downloads to date and guests like Sara Blakely, Tyra Banks, Jen Atkin and more is back and brand new. Jaclyn Johnson joined by CEO of Create & Cultivate, Marina Middleton are letting you listen in as they navigate the world of entrepreneurship, motherhood, divorce, female friendships and how they make it all work – mostly. A little work, a little party, pour yourself a glass of champagne and pull up, cause we are about to get down to business. 

    Routines, Habits & Rituals: Mastering Your Routine for Success

    Routines, Habits & Rituals: Mastering Your Routine for Success

    Get ready to dive into the daily habits and routines that power the success of two powerhouse women. In this episode of WorkParty, Jaclyn Johnson and Marina Middleton open up about the personal and professional routines that keep them at the top of their game. From morning rituals to productivity hacks, discover the actionable insights and strategies they use to balance entrepreneurship, motherhood, and more. Whether you're looking to optimize your day or seeking inspiration to shake up your routine, this episode is your go-to guide for building a successful and balanced life.




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    Are you a six figure founder or projecting to hit six figures this year? Join our Six Figure Founder retreat September 9-11 in Miami, Florida! Click https://www.createcultivate.com/6-figures-retreat to join.







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    • 26 min
    A Masterclass in Resilience and Determination with Mary Seats aka Mz Skittlez

    A Masterclass in Resilience and Determination with Mary Seats aka Mz Skittlez

    We sit down with Mary Seats, widely known as Mz Skittlez, a dynamic force in the business world. From the dramatic loss and rebuying of her first company, Cupcake Mafia, to creating a marketing empire with The Icing Agency and founding The Bakery Co-work, the largest female-focused co-working space in the U.S., Mary's journey epitomizes resilience and determination. Join us as Mary shares invaluable insights into overcoming setbacks and crafting success on her own terms.







    Key Points Discussed:

    1. The Power of Networking: Mary's proactive approach to expanding her network and finding mentorship opportunities.

    2. Resilience in Business: How Mary rebounded from losing Cupcake Mafia to building a multimillion-dollar agency and coworking space.

    3. Strategic Marketing and Community Building: Insights into creating and nurturing online and physical communities that empower women.

    4. Personal and Professional Balance: Mary discusses how she manages to balance a thriving career with a fulfilling personal life, challenging the myth that you can't have it all.

    5. Listener Questions: Addressing real questions from our listeners about resilience, networking, and personal growth.







    RESOURCES:

    To connect with Jaclyn Johnson,https://www.instagram.com/jaclynrjohnson/

    To connect with Marina Middleton, https://www.instagram.com/MarinaaMiddleton

    To follow along with Create & Cultivate, https://www.instagram.com/createcultivate/




    Are you a six figure founder or projecting to hit six figures this year? Join our Six Figure Founder retreat September 9-11 in Miami, Florida! Click https://www.createcultivate.com/6-figures-retreat to join.







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    • 32 min
    Fast to hire, Quick to Fire: How to prevent churn & burn employee culture

    Fast to hire, Quick to Fire: How to prevent churn & burn employee culture

    In this episode of WorkParty, we delve into the often challenging aspects of the hiring and firing process within the workplace. From the thrill of securing the right team member to the tough decisions involved in letting someone go, we explore it all. We discuss practical strategies for hiring effectively, managing the firing process with humanity, and how to handle the inevitable turnover that businesses face. Plus, we share insights on maintaining a healthy company culture that supports both performance and satisfaction.

    Key Points Discussed:

    1. The Hiring Dilemma: We dive into the complications of sifting through hundreds of applications, finding the right balance between qualifications and potential, and the surprising statistics about employee turnover within the first year.

    2. The Cost of a Bad Fit: Learn about the real cost of retaining an employee who isn’t the right fit for your organization and why it's sometimes more beneficial to let them go sooner rather than later.

    3. Three Strike Rule and Performance Plans: We talk about the importance of clear communication through structured performance plans and the "three strike rule" to ensure fairness and clarity in the firing process.

    4. Cultural Fit vs. Performance: How do you balance cultural fit and performance? We discuss scenarios where one might take precedence over the other and share personal experiences from our own careers.

    5. Navigating Employee Turnover: Insights into how to handle the turnover gracefully, ensuring that your business remains stable and your team stays informed.

    6. Listener Questions: Addressing real questions from our listeners about career transitions, toxic work environments, and the tricky dynamics of job hunting.




    RESOURCES:

    To connect with Jaclyn Johnson, click here.

    To connect with Marina Middleton, click here.

    To follow along with Create & Cultivate, click here.




    Are you a seven figure founder or projecting to hit seven figures this year? Join our Seven Figure Founder retreat June 17-19 in Napa, CA! Click here to join.







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    • 28 min
    The Male Perspective: Power dynamics on dating successful women with Casey Johnson

    The Male Perspective: Power dynamics on dating successful women with Casey Johnson

    Want to hear the male perspective when it comes to dating? Well, we sat down with the one and only Casey Johnson from "FBOY Island" and "Lovers and Liars" to get his insights as a dating coach. In this episode of WorkParty, Casey delves into what it's like dating successful women and sharing how his experiences on reality TV and social media have shaped his view on relationships. We unpack the complexities of modern dating, from the influence of online personas to the power dynamics that can intimidate. Casey's unique perspective offers a mix of candid advice and thoughtful reflections on how both men and women can navigate the often challenging dating landscape. You don't want to miss this discussion that challenges conventional dating norms and provides real, actionable insights into forming meaningful connections.







    RESOURCES:

    To connect with Jaclyn Johnson, click here.

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    Are you a seven figure founder or projecting to hit seven figures this year? Join our Seven Figure Founder retreat June 17-19 in Napa, CA! Click here to join.







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    • 32 min
    In the Red: How to continue showing up when your business isn't doing well

    In the Red: How to continue showing up when your business isn't doing well

    Join Jaclyn Johnson and Marina Middleton LIVE from Nashville on this episode of Work Party, as they dive into the challenges of managing a business during tough times. Discover practical strategies for staying afloat when your business is in the red, from assessing financial health to making critical pivots. Whether you're grappling with a scarcity mindset or deciding whether to persevere or pivot, this episode is your guide to navigating the highs and lows of entrepreneurship. Tune in to learn how to turn adversity into opportunity and keep pushing forward, no matter the obstacles.







    RESOURCES:

    To connect with Jaclyn Johnson, click here.

    To connect with Marina Middleton, click here.

    To follow along with Create & Cultivate, click here.




    Are you a seven figure founder or projecting to hit seven figures this year? Join our Seven Figure Founder retreat June 17-19 in Napa, CA! Click here to join.







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    • 14 min
    The Race to Relevancy How to Constantly Be Reinventing Yourself With Mary Lawless Lee

    The Race to Relevancy How to Constantly Be Reinventing Yourself With Mary Lawless Lee

    LIVE from Nashville! Join Jaclyn Johnson and Marina Middleton as they sit down with Mary Lawless Lee, a dynamic mother, author, and entrepreneur. Mary's transition from a critical care nurse to the founder of Nēmah and Happily Grey exemplifies the power of career pivots and personal transformation.




    In this episode of WorkParty, Mary delves into her 12-year journey in the content creator space and the growth of her clean skincare brand, Nēmah, now in its third year. She shares insights on starting a business in the consumer packaged goods space, creating a brand that supports mothers, and the challenges and rewards of working alongside her husband.




    Covering topics like perfectionism, healing, and how motherhood has shaped her into a better business leader. This conversation is packed with valuable lessons for anyone looking to reinvent themselves or grow a business with authenticity and purpose.




    Tune in for a heartfelt and motivating discussion that will inspire you to embrace change and pursue your passions with resilience and determination.




    RESOURCES:

    To connect with Jaclyn Johnson, click here.

    To connect with Marina Middleton, click here.

    To follow along with Create & Cultivate, click here.




    Are you a seven figure founder or projecting to hit seven figures this year? Join our Seven Figure Founder retreat June 17-19 in Napa, CA! Click here to join.







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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
242 Ratings

242 Ratings

zalexa ,

So good!

Feels like a hangout!!

Loveworn Goods ,

So Many Gems

So many gems and nuggets from industry experts!

dshockley2 ,

A MUST for female entrepreneurs!

I discovered this podcast after reading the book which I bought solely by judging the book by the cover. I literally cannot believe I let this book sit in the unread section of my shelf for A YEAR! My answers and inspiration were next to my bed this whole time. Of course the book left me wanting more!!! Enter WorkParty podcast! I never listen without my notebook handy. So many gold nuggets. I love the style of the interviews including rapid fire questions at the end and book recommendations which I rapid buy. There is a huge diversity of women entrepreneurs with different backgrounds. Jaclyn’s voice is very pleasant like gumdrops. Colorful, firm-ish but sprinkled with sweetness. Haha. Her excitement but organized interviews help keep the conversation on track. The passion from the guests describing how they build their dream - well it’s like contagious endorphins. Like indirectly they are telling me “girl you can get there, keep running!”

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