Ep #85 | Love What You Do, Success Will Follow

Ep #85 |  Love What You Do, Success Will Follow

Rachelle Kuramoto has worked as a brand and content strategist, writer, and market intelligence professional for 20 years. She is an experienced and award-winning professional who balances creative and business acumen to projects, primarily in the B2B sector. Her objective in every engagement is to articulate what makes the client distinctive and sustainable in their market and with the stakeholders who matter most. Rachelle is the principal and founder of Watchword, a three-year-old brand content firm specializing in branding, writing, and research. When she’s not leading the team at Watchword, Rachelle is a competitive marathoner, adventurous cook, mom of two (and a dog), and wife to a fellow entrepreneur.

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Ep # 84 | Opportunities For Tomorrow

Ep # 84 | Opportunities For Tomorrow

Raghu Kakarala is the Managing Partner at FortyFour. Prior to cofounding FortyFour he helped build and grow Spunlogic and Engauge into the largest private agency in the Southeast. After participating in the sale of Engauge to Publicis in 2013 Raghu travelled extensively with his wife Dolly and twins Sai and Avi and came back to Atlanta to help create FortyFour into a premier place for local talent to envision and create great work for leading clients. With clients across the globe as well as based here in Atlanta, FortyFour has grown to over 50 employees in its headquarters in Inman Park.

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Ep #80 | Why Are You Different?

Ep #80 | Why Are You Different?

Dana Spinola’s dream to fulfill a bigger purpose and flourish both personally and professionally led her to start fab’rik in 2002. With the help of like-minded franchise owners, she has since grown the brand to 40+ stores across the U.S. Between free fab'rik, which provides free shopping sprees for victims of sex trafficking, and Asher, fab'rik's in-house clothing line that supports orphans in Kenya through sales, Dana has built a brand that truly delivers High Style with Heart. Because of her dedication to growing the brand and inspiring a culture of purpose, Forbes named her, “one of the five great American entrepreneurs you haven’t heard of yet but should know.” She was also voted The Atlanta Business Journal’s Business Person of the Year, Women Making a Mark, 40 Under 40 and Women Who Mean Business. Entrepreneur, motivational speaker, inspirational leader and author of ‘Love What You Do,’ Dana is committed to reminding women to dream big and chase those dreams relentlessly.

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Ep #77 | Be Prepared To Learn Daily

Ep #77 | Be Prepared To Learn Daily

As Founder and Creative Director, Candice leads the people, practice and progress of Nimble. pushing her team and her clients to think big and always pursue what’s next. She also spearheads the interiors consulting practice — working directly with clients and project teams to orchestrate branded environments that engage and excite. Since Nimble.’s formation, Candice has directed the launch of over 100 new brands, led nearly 80 property repositioning campaigns, and traveled 40,000+ miles to bring innovation and consistent brand exposure to projects in 21 US markets and internationally. In this episode, you’ll learn how Candice approaches client acquisition, hires from a team perspective and balances work and play.

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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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