Ep #16 | The Gift of Connections

Ep #16 | The Gift of Connections

Darrah Brustein is a serial entrepreneur and networking guru who's founded Equitable Payments, Network Under 40 and Network Over 40.  She also authored Finance Whiz Kids to teach children financial literacy through fun and engaging illustrated stories. In the simplest of terms, Darrah is a connector. When not working, writing, or volunteering, you’ll most likely find me traveling, hanging with friends, eating dill pickles, reading a non-fiction book, doing acroyoga, and/or taking black and white photos.

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Ep #14 | Celebrate the Small Victories

Ep #14 | Celebrate the Small Victories

Sammy is an attention to detail aficionado from the land down under who’s been with Fitspot from the very beginning. With a BA in fine arts from the University of Miami, she’s a dancer, an actor and a nationally certified Pilates instructor who brings a blend of grit and imagination to the zillions of tasks that confront every startup. While she wears many hats at Fitspot, doing everything from sketching app screens to managing the customer experience, she can’t leave the house without her Akubra.

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Ep #13 | Gratitude and Grit

Ep #13 | Gratitude and Grit

Brett Hagler is the CEO and Co-Founder of New Story – an innovative nonprofit that transforms slums into sustainable communities around the world. Brett is a cancer survivor, author, speaker, Y Combinator alum, and 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 Entrepreneur. After reviving a lost Christian faith, Brett took a trip to Haiti and met families living in the type of slums that New Story is now on a mission to transform into sustainable communities. That on-ground experience paired with his background in marketing, sales and formerly a venture-backed ecommerce founder, connected the dots to create New Story.

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Ep #12 | Warm Leads

Ep #12 | Warm Leads

Brad is a career entrepreneur and the CEO of Entreholic where he and his team are “addicted” to entrepreneurship.  He has helped build multiple seven figure businesses in domestic and international markets. Brad serves on the board of the Atlanta Chapter of the Global Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) where he co-chairs the Accelerator Program rated as the organization’s fastest growing program in the world in 2015.

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Ep #11 | Giving Back Isn't a Trend Anymore, It's an Expectation

Ep #11 | Giving Back Isn't a Trend Anymore, It's an Expectation

Jess is the founder and CEO of Headbands of Hope, a company she started as a junior in college in 2012. For every headband sold, a headband is given to a child with cancer. The company has been featured on the TODAY Show, Vanity Fair, Seventeen, Good Morning America and more. But more importantly, they've donated over 100,000 headbands to every children's hospital in the United States and 6 countries. Jess is also a professional speaker, author, and writer for Entrepreneur and The Huffington Post.

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Ep #8 | Overcoming A Limiting Belief

Ep #8 | Overcoming A Limiting Belief

Karen McKenzie is both the Co-Founder and Creative Director at Rhyme & Reason Design – an Atlanta-based design shop that specializes in building brand champions through beautiful designs and smart ideas. A graduate of the University of Florida’s Graphic Design program, she learned the Gator Chomp while honing her design skills and has worked diligently over the last (almost) decade to build a company that reflects the fun, creative and collaborative environment that helps designers thrive. Her work has appeared in Print Magazine and won numerous Create and Atlanta Addy Awards for branding, advertising campaigns and website design.

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Ep # 7 | The Heard Culture and A Culinary Awakening

Ep # 7 | The Heard Culture and A Culinary Awakening

What began as intrigue and curiosity blossomed into a surprising personal mission. It became clear to Nate that he was meant to share what he learned and figure out how to transfer this knowledge into food that could be enjoyed by anyone. This food had to offer a fresh, convenient, and affordable new take on the international flavors he fell in love with. He believes, with gusto!, he has found an outlet to share his passion for flavor with you. 

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Ep # 6 | The Power of Story and Experience Sharing

Ep # 6 | The Power of Story and Experience Sharing

Stacy Stahl is the founder of HowHeAsked.com – the digital destination for all things marriage proposal. How He Asked, acquired by XO Group, Inc. in September 2016 to allow The Knot to better serve its audience even earlier in the wedding planning journey, provides a platform for couples to share their engagement stories. Outside of work, Stacy loves traveling and recently visited her 40th country. She grew up in Florida, and lived in New York City and San Francisco before moving to St. Louis with her husband and one year-old golden retriever. 

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Ep # 2 | Risk, Resilience and Rebounding Stronger

Ep # 2 | Risk, Resilience and Rebounding Stronger

Jennifer Jacob started her career in Organizational Development, where she focused her efforts on encouraging the growth of her team members to accomplish more for the betterment of themselves and the organization. With a little gumption and a lot of hard work, she quit her corporate career to follow her passion of travel. She is the CEO and proud founder of Explorateur Travel, LLC.

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