I was late to the Jasmine Star party. And by that I mean that over 200k followers on Instagram, 200k followers on Facebook, 100k followers on Twitter, and 43k subscribers on YouTube found her first. But, as we talk about in this episode, it doesn’t really matter how many followers she has—or YOU have, for that matter—because […]
Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin is a powerful force of nature, there’s no doubt about that. Shortly after we first met in person in New York City, I noticed Elizabeth was on the up and up. An executive consultant and coach with a storied track record of success as a Wall Street lawyer, she launched 40 Percent and Rising soon […]
I have been connected to Tanya Geisler online for a long time now, but last week was the first time both of us had an opportunity to talk live… and boy, was it worth it. I first heard about the “Imposter Complex” from Marie Poulin in episode 2 of the podcast. In this episode, Tanya shares […]
I have been a big fan of Paul Jarvis’ for a long time. I read most of what he writes in his Sunday Dispatches, am a graduate of his Creative Class course, and recommend his book Everything I Know, which is one of the most accessible, down-to-earth business books you’ll ever read, to everybody. I even mention the book in my “best […]
She started her first business out the back of a van… Five years on, she has a Facebook community of thousands and takes up to six months of the year off to travel the world, hiking and rock climbing and chasing new experiences. I met up with Rebecca Tracey for the first time for brunch […]
I first connected with Jennifer Brown through my guest from the last episode, KC Carter, who told me Jennifer was looking for some help launching her new book, “Inclusion: Diversity, The New Workplace & The Will To Change.” We launched Jennifer’s book to #1 best-selling status on Amazon in four different categories just six weeks […]
After burning the candle at both ends in his youth, KC Carter almost died of stress-related issues at 26 years old. That scare changed his entire life and put him on the trajectory towards what he calls “Full-Life Integration™”. Along the way, he began meditating, quit drinking, became a Kriyaban Yogi, and helped startup Centro build from […]
The biggest struggle for so many entrepreneurs (me included) is finishing creative projects. Starting them is easy, but how do you find the impetus—and the momentum—to keep going and see them through to completion? Luckily, Charlie Gilkey specializes in exactly that. His website, ProductiveFlourishing.com, is one of the top websites for planning and productivity for professional creatives, entrepreneurs, small business […]
Everything seemed to be going beautifully for Karin. She had put behind her a disastrous first marriage to an abusive con man and now had a wonderful, handsome business partner and fiancé, Sergio, two delightful daughters and two great bonus kids (her fiancé’s children), as well as a successful executive recruiting business. After moving into her dream home, […]
I began the 100 Stories Worth Telling Project in the summer of 2015 to highlight the stories of women entrepreneurs.
I felt passionately about the project at the time because I felt strongly that, historically, women have not had a voice—particularly in the business arena.
I still feel strongly about that, and the impact that patriarchy has had on people in general, and held this sign aloft at the Women’s March in New York in January 2017.
But conversations that I have had since then, both working directly alongside a renowned diversity and inclusion consultant for several months, and participating in conversations in certain groups where difficult conversations are actively encouraged, led me to realize something fundamental about the nature of this effort.
This project is not only for those people who identify as female, it is for all of those who have ever felt marginalized, or like they don’t have a voice because of their gender, race, body type, disability, nationality, religion, or for any other reason.
You’ll discover that each storyteller is remarkable not only for their resilience, but also for their incredible courage despite the challenges they faced and, often, continue to face.
Each storyteller reminds us of what’s possible when we refuse to give up and commit to pursuing our dreams.
And each storyteller leaves us with a message of hope for the future.