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Fashion Crimes Podcast
Best Care & Maintenance for Your Wardrobe | EP 104

Fashion Crimes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 21:19


Wardrobe maintenance and clothing care might not be the most exciting topic out there (THAT would be shoe shopping, just FYI…), but nevertheless, we are sure no one needs Holly to point out that there's not much point in buying nice clothes if you're not going to look after them, are we right?    (*She is going to point it out anyway. You're welcome.)   As with any investment, taking the time to properly care for your wardrobe will ensure its value. Beautiful clothes are worth the extra time and care needed to keep them preserved.    So, this week, we are sharing some TRUTH BOMBS and handy tips to help you on your way to crafting a well-maintained wardrobe.   Listen to this new episode here. Follow along on Pinterest and on Social.   And, please: Don't forget to LIKE, REVIEW and SHARE our podcast as much as you can! Thank you!   Anywho…     Here is the goal: Everything in your closet should be: 1. stuff you like 2. stuff that fits you well, AND 3. you know where it is    There are a few different buckets when taking care of your clothes:   No. 1:   Organization No. 2:  Care and Cleaning No. 3:  Maintenance and Repair   NUMBER ONE: Organization   So, let's start with #1- organization. How you store your clothes is part of taking care of your wardrobe. Clothes are energy. How they present themselves to you is very, very important.    So, here's the deal; if you have a shitshow going on in your closet when you open your door, and you don't know where anything is, this isn't taking proper care of your clothes. It will also make you crazy.    No one wants to shuffle through stuff until you find something that's clean or trying on a bunch of shit because you have 12 different sizes to go through. It's not a great start to your day. That is ridiculous.  PS: This is where we rant and rave about the value of a professional closet clean-out. Also available in Episode 60. If you need help with what to wear and cleaning out your closet: hire a professional personal stylist. If you need help organizing your kitchen, do not. Hire a professional organizer.   KEY POINTS:   Hangers:  Get yourself some non-slip, slimline velvet-covered hangers. Remember Mommie Dearest? Not kidding.   If you have shitty-ass plastic tube hangers, plastic hangers from Target, or wire hangers - or if you're lazy and you leave your stuff in the dry-cleaning poly bags until you wear it – you need to need to stop it right now. All your hangers must be changed to the velvet slimline hangers.   We know exactly what you're thinking, and why you're cussing Holly out right now: What is so wrong with putting the dry cleaning up in the polybag on the wire hanger?    Number 1, it looks terrible.  Number 2, you need to welcome the item back and put it on its appropriate hanger where it lives in your closet.    You will also avoid like hanger and shoulder bumps, and it will get it back in its proper place so you can find it again.  ‘ Drawers: If you go through your drawers to get rid of old stuff or the things that you've worn to death, you're going to feel a lot better. If you know what's in your drawers and they aren't over stuffed, this is really going to help you tremendously.    Shoes: Let go of any shoes that are worn to death, or are old or dogged out. Only keep the shoes that you are actively currently wearing. If you haven't worn them in three years, they gotta go.   Another thing: Keep your shoes organized in your closet so you can see what you have, so you can find them, and so that you don't impulse buy new shoes you do not need.    You probably have a pair of rain boots. So no, Boo, you do not need the ones you found on sale with pink duckies. YOU HAVE A PAIR ALREADY. #preach   Final shoe tip: Find yourself a shoe repair guy. Call him a cobbler if you are fancy. But just like clothing, you can repair shoes (and handbags, fyi) and extend the life of the things you love the most. If you take care of your investments, you can enjoy them again and again.  NUMBER TWO: Cleaning Your Clothes   This is simple. You either wash your clothes or you have them dry-cleaned.    When you wash your clothes, you need to do it properly, and then fold and promptly return them to their spots. Over-washing and not reading the care labels can lead to problems and issues. If you want the longest life out of your clothes, and you need to read the care labels.   Do you have a dry cleaner? If yes, are you going weekly? Are you going biweekly, or are you stubborn and you don't go at all? Some people over dry clean to avoid laundry. They just send everything to the dry cleaners. That's a BIG NO-NO. And some just don't go to the cleaners ever, which is not good either. Don't be either one extreme or the other.   Washing vs. Dry Cleaning: Cotton, cotton-poly blends, jeans, workout clothes, unders, socks, pajamas and your kids' stuff should be washed at home as needed. Anything outside of these categories - slacks, dressy dresses, blouses, button-down shirts, jackets, blazers - all these things need to go to the dry cleaner.   Regardless of your method, just know that pressing your clothing is important. Get Holly's favorite steamer, or use the iron in your hotel room. Just don't be wrinkled. Ever.   How often you wash your clothes, the type of laundry products you use, how you dry them – these all add up in the condition and longevity of your items. Knowing how to treat your laundry can be your superpower! NUMBER THREE: Alterations and Repair   Holly is on her soap box again, so please get the memo this time, because we can't say it enough. If your clothes fit you perfectly, you will always feel better and look better. Find yourself a place for alterations and clothing repair so that everything fits you well – no matter what body stage you are in.   Did you pop a button? Keep it! Does your favorite dressy winter jacket need repairs or buttons before the cold weather hits, or before you go on a trip. Get yourself organized here.    You can find talented alteration people at your dry cleaner, local tailors shops, or at department stores like Nordstrom's.    To conclude: Take pride of ownership in your clothes. It really makes a difference on how you feel about yourself and your clothing. And that really is the point is it not?    You're supposed to feel fabulous in what you're wearing. Why would you wear something that you don't feel good in or that doesn't fit properly? Give your clothes the long life they deserve by taking care of them.    And you know what? Dammit, they're gonna take care of you.   Love,  Holly Katz, your favorite personal stylist and the best friend you never knew you needed in fashion. FASHION CRIMES PODCAST | www.fashioncrimespodcast.com   Podcast: https://apple.co/2XXKHfC Instagram: www.instagram.com/fashioncrimespodcast Facebook: www.facebook.com/fashioncrimespodcast YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCJSbw7VOQhPmQwmYbnJmIwQ LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/hollykatzstyle TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@hollykatzstyling Twitter: https://twitter.com/fashioncrimesp

Shoe-In
#332 Nothing but Michele Love for the Shoe Industry

Shoe-In

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 28:19


From Nordstrom to DSW to Sunrise Brands, Michele Love's shoe story is like none other. Join Matt and Andy as they sit back and take in the many epic stories Michele has to offer. And something tells us that in spite of the many years she has already served in the footwear industry, Michele is just getting started. With special guest: Michele Love, CEO, Sunsrise Brands - Footwear & Accessories Division

Hot Mess Hotline
How to Build a High Performing Team with Sean Murray and Doug Beal

Hot Mess Hotline

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 59:27


High-performing teams are built when individuals go through challenges together. Sean Murray and Doug Beal bring us the real-life story of a gold metal Olympic team from the 80s who could barely work together in the beginning. In today's episode you'll learn that you actually don't need the smartest, most talented, highly skilled players for your business team to be high performing. During much of the 2010s (and still today), there was a fixation on hiring "the best talent." We think if we just hire the Lebron James of business intelligence, or the Peyton Manning of sales leadership, then we'll have a high performing team. Yes a team can be better because of one superstar, but that superstar alone doesn't create a high-performing team. For my fellow Hoosiers, you'll remember the Colts won 2 games in the season Peyton had to sit out. They had no back up plan or strength on the team without him and the ENTIRE team failed because of it. The same is true for your team at work. Listen in to this episode with leadership coach Sean Murray and volleyball coach and executive Doug Beal for timeless lessons on creating innovative, successful teams — in sports, business, and life: To move from a group of rock stars to a cohesive team, you need a shared challenging experience You can't ignore the lack of success indicators and expect to win Shifts in strategy require new leaders to step up in new ways When you're too close to a problem, you can't see it objectively Team culture is differentiator from your competitors Team goals require individual players to put their own goals second to team goals You have to be willing to risk failure if you want to win Getting uncomfortable creates dramatic shifts in cultures and new leaders As a leader you must have a range of opinions around you Bonds of trust are created through serving each other Copying others will only get you so far, but it won't make you successful Be willing to look foolish Sometimes you have to fire the best player About Sean Murray Sean Murray, the founder and CEO of RealTime Performance. Sean has over twenty years of experience in leadership and organization development. Sean helps organizations unleash the human factors that drive business success.  He has facilitated programs in leadership, inclusion, decision making, team building and innovation for clients including Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, FedEx, and Nordstrom.  Sean is also the author of “If Gold Is Our Destiny: How a Team of Mavericks Came Together for Olympic Glory”, about the 1984 U.S. men's national volleyball team and their improbable journey to a gold medal. About Doug Beal Doug Beal is the former Executive Director of USA Volleyball, serving in that role from 2005 - 2016. Prior to that, Doug served various roles for USA Volleyball, including two stints as the head coach for the men's national team. First, from 1976 - 1984, he coached the team to its first gold medal at the 1984 Olympics and again from 1997 to 2004. Read more about the book here and purchase your copy now on Amazon. Lead Kick Ass Meetings: Complimentary Resource Meetings are a really expensive use of your time. It only makes sense that they need to be more productive and valuable. Instead of running meetings that could have been an email, lead powerful meetings that have purpose, participation, and problem solving.

The Art Angle
How Virgil Abloh Changed the Contemporary Art World

The Art Angle

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 29:58 Very Popular


The world rarely sees a creative dynamo on the level of Virgil Abloh—or one harder to quantify. A trained architect, who was born to Ghanian immigrants and grew up in Chicago, he was best known as the visionary men's artistic director of Louis Vuitton (and the first person of color to hold that position)—the position he held when he died at 41 from a rare cancer. But his protean career began blazing long before that. A key early milestone? In 2009, Abloh interned at Fendi alongside rapper and fashion designer Kanye West—a relationship that led to Abloh later serving as the creative director for West's agency Donda. He founded the short-lived yet highly influential streetwear label Pyrex Vision in 2012, selling garments by other brands that he screen printed with his own label's name and elevated to eye-watering prices—a Duchampian gesture that combined appropriation, impeccable branding, and the kind of gleeful outsider-turned-insider humor that marked Abloh's career. In 2019, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago mounted the first museum exhibition dedicated to Abloh's work in “Figures of Speech,” a sprawling show that brought in twice the museums normal attendance and helped cement Abloh's legacy in the realm of fine art. Now on view now in Brooklyn, the show explores Abloh's luxury brand activations, perspectives on design and architecture, and collaborations with artists including Takashi Murakami, Jenny Holzer, and Rem Koolhaus. On this episode, Artnet News's brand editor William Van Meter spoke about the designer's work and legacy with Jian Deleon, the men's fashion and editorial director of Nordstrom, who collaborated with Abloh on one of his final projects—an capsule collection called New Concepts 18: Virgil Abloh Securities,

The Art Angle
How Virgil Abloh Changed the Contemporary Art World

The Art Angle

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 29:58


The world rarely sees a creative dynamo on the level of Virgil Abloh—or one harder to quantify. A trained architect, who was born to Ghanian immigrants and grew up in Chicago, he was best known as the visionary men's artistic director of Louis Vuitton (and the first person of color to hold that position)—the position he held when he died at 41 from a rare cancer. But his protean career began blazing long before that. A key early milestone? In 2009, Abloh interned at Fendi alongside rapper and fashion designer Kanye West—a relationship that led to Abloh later serving as the creative director for West's agency Donda. He founded the short-lived yet highly influential streetwear label Pyrex Vision in 2012, selling garments by other brands that he screen printed with his own label's name and elevated to eye-watering prices—a Duchampian gesture that combined appropriation, impeccable branding, and the kind of gleeful outsider-turned-insider humor that marked Abloh's career. In 2019, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago mounted the first museum exhibition dedicated to Abloh's work in “Figures of Speech,” a sprawling show that brought in twice the museums normal attendance and helped cement Abloh's legacy in the realm of fine art. Now on view now in Brooklyn, the show explores Abloh's luxury brand activations, perspectives on design and architecture, and collaborations with artists including Takashi Murakami, Jenny Holzer, and Rem Koolhaus. On this episode, Artnet News's brand editor William Van Meter spoke about the designer's work and legacy with Jian Deleon, the men's fashion and editorial director of Nordstrom, who collaborated with Abloh on one of his final projects—an capsule collection called New Concepts 18: Virgil Abloh Securities.

Masters of Storytelling
Bonus: Brad Shelton and Pulling Inspiration from Various Mediums

Masters of Storytelling

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 27:06


In episode in five Maya interview Abigail Rosen Holmes, a lighting and production designer for concerts, special events, and installations. She's worked artists like Phish, The Cure, Janet Jackson, The Cure, CHER; for companies like Disney, Nordstrom; and on projects the span from the High Roller Observation Wheel at Caesar's in Vegas to Pink Floyd's ‘The Wall,' which was performed live at the site of the Berlin Wall shortly after it had been torn down. To follow up on this conversation, Maya speaks with Brad Shelton, Vice President and Creative Director at BRC and the man behind many of BRC's music focused projects. A fellow ex-theater kid turned theater-adult, he's a storyteller, writer, and director who's overseen the development of entire entertainment resorts and guest experiences around the world that span music, sports, entertainment, space, and everything in between.   For more information about Brad: https://bit.ly/3zwESIi  For more information about BRC: https://bit.ly/3B4RDKB  Follow BRC on Instagram: https://bit.ly/3a9OJsu 

Ecommerce Brain Trust
The Amazon Way - What's Changed, What Has Stayed the Same

Ecommerce Brain Trust

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 27:08


In today's podcast, we are talking with John Rossman about his consulting company, his first book, the Amazon principles and so much more!   Make sure you tune in to find out more!   John Rossman is a business strategist, operator and expert on digital transformation, leadership and business reinvention. He has consulted with many great brands including Novartis, Fidelity Investments, Microsoft, Walmart, and Nordstrom. He served as senior innovation advisor at T-Mobile and senior technology advisor to the Gates Foundation. He is the founder of Rossman Partners, a management consulting team helping clients compete and win in the digital era. He is an operator and builder whose love is diving into business problems and customer needs designing solutions and business opportunities. He is a former Amazon executive responsible for launching the Amazon marketplace business in 2002. He has authored three books –  The Amazon Way book series and The Digital Leader Newsletter.

Meet St. Louis
Episode 195: Polished Prints

Meet St. Louis

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 28:43


Be The Good – it's a mantra we all could use. And it was the first one Leah Longueville created when she started making shirts in her guest bedroom. She started Polished Prints after her first child was born. It began with a desire for more neutral baby clothes – something she struggled to find. So she did it herself. Now four years later you can find the sustainably made graphic tees, onesies, and other goods at boutiques and stores across the country and now on Nordstrom.com. A massive milestone that has this mom of three still pinching herself. We sat down at the Procure Marketplace at the Foundry, one of the shops you can find Polished Prints to talk about building a brand, starting from square one, and creating clothing with a purpose. Check out their line of clothing and accessories for babes and adults: https://polished-prints.com/

What's Wrong With Orny Adams
WWWOA 59: Game Recognize Game

What's Wrong With Orny Adams

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 100:29


Ruben Paul, comedian and friend, joins Orny Adams for an inspired “What's Wrong” chat. And let me tell you something — he ready! However, our conversation is ambushed when comedian and friend Godfrey calls on video chat. Reuben opens up about his parents and growing up in LA. Find out “What's Wrong” when Orny ran into Kevin Hart at Nordstrom's and learn what famous comedian used to live in the same building as Orny in NYC. Also, Orny is out of knee surgery with a few stories.

The Nordy Pod
Ep 14. The Tire Story is True!

The Nordy Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 45:05 Very Popular


So, a little backstory for you on the Nordy Pod. In our earliest conversations about starting a podcast, as we brainstormed what the theme might be and what we would even talk about, a particular service story immediately rose to the top: a story that occurred over 40 years ago at a Nordstrom store in Fairbanks, Alaska, in which an employee of ours—regardless of the fact that we are purely a clothing retailer—received a strange request from a customer to return a set of tires. This incredibly unique and seemingly unbelievable story has become somewhat of a legend around here and acts as an extreme example of what's possible when our employees are empowered to use their best judgment in every customer interaction. It's held such an important role in strengthening our whole customer service ethos that we initially thought we might just call the podcast itself The Tire Story Is True. But today, to bring it full circle, this episode is entirely dedicated to the Nordstrom Tire Story. To gain a little more context on the tire story, I first sit down to chat with Robert Spector, author of a series of books called The Nordstrom Way, which largely highlights the impact of our service culture on the overall success of the company. After that, we manage to track down the actual employee who took the return for the tires all those years ago to get his firsthand account of the events that day. And to finish off the episode, we have one more amazing customer story that you're just going to have to hear to believe. No doubt about it, folks—the tire story is true! Thanks for tuning in to episode 14. We hope you enjoy it! Did you know that YOU can be on The Nordy Pod? This show isn't just a one-way conversation. We want to hear about what Nordstrom looks like through your eyes. Share your Nordstrom experience, good or bad, by giving us a call and leaving a voicemail at: 206.594.0526, or send an email to nordypodcast@nordstrom.com to be a part of the conversation!

Dr. Howard Smith Oncall
Bathroom Deodorizing and Aromatic Burning Oils Are Not Child-Safe

Dr. Howard Smith Oncall

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 1:13


  Vidcast:  https://youtu.be/jIgeCuod-us   The CPSC and Aesop USA Inc. have recalled Aesop Post-Poo Drops and four Aesop Oil Burner Blends.  These aromatic oil products are not sold in child-resistant packing as required by the federal Poison Prevention Packaging Act creating a risk of poisoning.  About 154,300 units were sold in the US and about 21,900 were sold in Canada at Aesop, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, and other stores nationwide.  Stop using these products and store them out of reach of children.  Contact Aesop at 1-888-422-4773  or via email at customerservice@aesop.com for instructions regarding safe product disposal and how to receive a full refund in the form of an Aesop digital gift card.   https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2022/Aesop-USA-Recalls-Bathroom-Deodorizing-Drops-and-Oil-Burner-Blends-Due-to-Failure-to-Meet-Child-Resistant-Packaging-Requirements-and-Violation-of-FHSA-Labeling-Requirement-Risk-of-Poisoning   #aesop #postpoo #oilburner #packaging #children #recall  

WorkParty
How to Create a Digital Native Brand Consumers Can't Get Enough Of With Abigail Cook Stone

WorkParty

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 28:35


Abigail Cook Stone started out as an art buyer for Ralph Lauren, but after traveling the world in search of art for the brand, she uncovered the desire to launch her very own. Inspired by her lifelong passion for art and interiors and a healthy obsession with candles, Abigail founded Otherland — a modern candle brand that transforms your home into an immersive world that never stands still. Abigail set a challenge for herself to invigorate a tired space. Art-forward and fun, Otherland blends scents crafted by legendary perfumers with iconic, limited-edition packaging. Not only can her candles be found in retailers like Sephora and Nordstrom, but Abigail has quickly gained recognition for discovering on-the-rise art talent. She's a true storyteller and knows a thing or two about launching and growing a business.   Resources: • To join the WorkParty click HERE • To connect with Abigail Cook Stone click HERE • To connect with Jaclyn Johnson click HERE • To follow along with Create & Cultivate click HERE • To follow along with Otherland click HERE • To submit your questions call the WorkParty Hotline: 1-(833)-57-PARTY (577-2789) Produced by Dear Media

Hamilton Perkins Collection
Episode 110: LiveNFK's Young Entrepreneurs Panel

Hamilton Perkins Collection

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 58:18


In 2014, Hamilton Perkins founded Hamilton Perkins Collection, an independent brand that designs and produces unique and award-winning bags and accessories made from upcycled materials. Each bag is made from pineapple leaf fiber, billboard vinyl, fabric banners, apparel, and other advertising waste. Perkins was awarded a $25,000 equity-free grant as the winner of the Virginia Velocity Tour hosted by Village Capital and the Governor of Virginia. The non-profit B Lab honored Hamilton Perkins Collection as a "Best for the World Overall" B Corporation in 2017. Perkins was voted to Inside Business' 40 under 40 and Old Dominion University Alumni Association's 40 under 40 lists. Perkins has been mentioned in Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times, Money Magazine, and The Washington Post. Select past client work includes Hewlett-Packard, Nordstrom, Target, S.C. Johnson and Son, Dow Chemical, Oracle, Salesforce, Barnes and Noble, West Elm, Holt Renfrew, C.F. Martin & Company, Imerys, Leesa Sleep, Zappos, Paramount Pictures, AMEX, Hanover Insurance, NYC Department of Sanitation and Ellen. The brand is currently offered in nearly 150 leading department stores and specialty stores in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Hamilton Perkins Collection has transformed 800,000 bottles into bags and over 40,000 pounds of old signs and into bags with the goal of 10 million bottles and over 500,000 pounds. Perkins has been a speaker for BNY Mellon, Faire, MasterCard and has provided research for Harvard Business School. Perkins serves on the executive advisory council board at Old Dominion University's Strome College of Business.

In My Heart with Heather Thomson

Fern Mallis was at the 1991 Michael Kors show in a New York loft space when the vibrations from the bass music caused the ceiling to crumble onto all the one named models – think Naomi, Christy, Cindy – and the Fashion Editors sitting in the front row. The next day, the headlines read, “We Live for Fashion, we Don't Want to Die for It.”  This set Fern on a mission: not only to create a safe venue for designers to come together and show their work, but to put the American designer on the world map. Thus, the New York Fashion Week Bryant Park tents were born, and Mallis firmly cemented her place in American fashion history. For almost two decades, he tents became a “Fashion City”, with Fern as its Mayor. Now, the iconic creator of NYFW has made a name for herself beyond the catwalk with her legendary conversation series, Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis at the 92 nd Street Y, New York City's hub for culture, politics, the arts, and now Fashion. Her talks give an intimate look into the lives of some of the biggest names in fashion—think Tom Ford, Valentino and Victoria Beckham, to name a few. And now, 34 of them are chronicled in a book series: Fashion Icons 1 and 2: Fashion Lives with Fern Mallis, published by Rizzoli and sponsored by Nordstrom. No topic is off-limits to Fern Mallis, the award-winning creator of New York Fashion Week, when she hosts Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis at New York's 92nd Street Y, a series of riveting intimate conversations with the industry's most talented, successful, and legendary personalities. Fern Mallis started as an editorial assistant at Mademoiselle, worked in her own pr firm and ultimately was the Senior Vice President at IMG Fashion and Executive Director of the CFDA. She is the recipient of numerous industry awards including the 2013 Fashion Industry Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pratt Institute and the 2013 FIT President's Lifetime Achievement Award. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Guts, Grit & Great Business
Book Marketing for Experts

Guts, Grit & Great Business

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 44:45


With Melanie Herschorn, a content marketing strategist and coach for consultants, coaches, and speakers worldwide, with a mission to support and empower her clients to create clear messaging and content that shines a light on their individual experience, skillset, and books. With her unique combination of entrepreneurship, award-winning journalism and PR experience, Melanie guides her clients to attract and nurture leads and position themselves as industry experts. She also loves to provide book marketing tips and interview authors on her show, AUTHORity Marketing LIVE to help you leverage your book to grow your online influence, sell more books & get more clients. Melanie Herschorn has extensive knowledge about the process of starting a business from scratch, curating the best digital marketing content for your niche and creating effective writing to attract your ideal customer. A small business owner for seven years, Melanie can provide you with the guidance and encouragement you need to succeed. Melanie, whose award-winning maternity designs have been sold on Nordstrom.com and at other retailers nationwide, has also worked as a print, radio and TV journalist and as a PR specialist in Hollywood. She has won numerous journalism awards and received her Master's Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California. Melanie lives in Phoenix, AZ with her husband, daughter and son, and her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Marty McDog. Join us for this conversation where we talk about tips and strategies in launching a book or digital content effectively. Melanie also shares her insights to help you attract quality leads. To visit the show notes page for this episode and others, visit https://legalwebsitewarrior.com/podcast.

No Limits Selling
Roger Nairn on How To Grow Your Audience

No Limits Selling

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 27:14


  Podcast Agency Leader   Roger is a lateral thinker, problem solver, strategist and finder of new ways. He believes in the power of the happy customer and spent years managing client relationships and building brands for world-famous agencies like DDB and Cossette.     Throughout his career, he's found himself working with a number of industry giants, including (but certainly not limited to) Netflix, Expedia, Walmart, Nordstrom, Lamborghini, Cineplex, Four Seasons Plus and Vancouver's own lululemon. On top of all of this, he followed his passions to become a Board Member for TEDxVancouver and has recently become an expert-level toddler wrangler through the magic of parenthood. When he's not at work, he likes to golf, read and—no surprises here—binge the occasional podcast.   Contact Roger: Website LinkedIn Instagram

Founded Beauty
Nopalera - The Musician Behind The First High-End Mexican Botanicals Brand ft. Sandra Velasquez

Founded Beauty

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 61:09


Sandra Velasquez is the founder of Nopalera, a premium bath and body line celebrating the rich culture of Mexico. Inspired by the nopal cactus, the brand is a trailblazer in crediting Mexican producers and their valuable expertise. Nopalera is the first-ever Latinx-owned skincare brand to have launched in Nordstrom - not to mention during the pandemic too - so Sandra's story is one you don't want to miss!If you enjoyed this episode, please make sure you like, subscribe and share with anyone you know who will love it too!Founded Beauty is available on all podcast platforms and we release new episodes every Monday and Thursday so be sure to follow the podcast to be notified. We really appreciate every single listen, share, and review. It goes such a long way and helps us reach new listeners. Follow Akash & Sandra:Akash Mehta: @mehta_aFable & Mane: @fableandmanewww.fableandmane.comSandra Velasquez: @officialslvNopalera: @nopalera.cowww.nopalera.coFor more information about Founded Beauty, please visit www.foundedbeauty.com#foundedbeauty See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Hamilton Perkins Collection
Episode 109: How To Travel And Live The Life of Your Dreams With Charlotte Van Horn

Hamilton Perkins Collection

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 40:03


In 2014, Hamilton Perkins founded Hamilton Perkins Collection, an independent brand that designs and produces unique and award-winning bags and accessories made from upcycled materials. Each bag is made from pineapple leaf fiber, billboard vinyl, fabric banners, apparel, and other advertising waste. Perkins was awarded a $25,000 equity-free grant as the winner of the Virginia Velocity Tour hosted by Village Capital and the Governor of Virginia. The non-profit B Lab honored Hamilton Perkins Collection as a "Best for the World Overall" B Corporation in 2017. Perkins was voted to Inside Business' 40 under 40 and Old Dominion University Alumni Association's 40 under 40 lists. Perkins has been mentioned in Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times, Money Magazine, and The Washington Post. Select past client work includes Hewlett-Packard, Nordstrom, Target, S.C. Johnson and Son, Dow Chemical, Oracle, Salesforce, Barnes and Noble, West Elm, Holt Renfrew, C.F. Martin & Company, Imerys, Leesa Sleep, Zappos, Paramount Pictures, AMEX, Hanover Insurance, NYC Department of Sanitation and Ellen. The brand is currently offered in nearly 150 leading department stores and specialty stores in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Hamilton Perkins Collection has transformed 800,000 bottles into bags and over 40,000 pounds of old signs and into bags with the goal of 10 million bottles and over 500,000 pounds. Perkins has been a speaker for BNY Mellon, Faire, Mastercard and has provided research for Harvard Business School. Perkins serves on the executive advisory council board at Old Dominion University's Strome College of Business.

Passage to Profit Show
Exit Your Company Rich with Michelle Seiler-Tucker, 07-24-2022

Passage to Profit Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 53:49


This episode of The Passage to Profit Show features the Author of Exit Rich, Michelle Seiler-Tucker, Andrew Codispoti from Goodlife Clothing and Conrad Oberbeck from Hangobi. Michelle Seiler-Tucker is the Founder and CEO of Seiler Tucker Incorporated. As a 20-year veteran in mergers & acquisitions, Michelle has sold hundreds of businesses and owns and operates several successful companies. Recognized as the leading authority on buying, selling, fixing, and growing businesses, Michelle sees opportunity where many are discouraged or have given up. Her passion is to save businesses that might otherwise close. By identifying and correcting the top mistakes business owners make, Michelle will fine tune a business into a well-oiled machine. Sometimes investing her own money to help owners build their business, Michelle’s primary objective is to sell for huge profits. Michelle Seller Tucker’s remarkable track record proves her dedication to her clients and has solidified her as a formidable force in her industry. She closes nearly 98% of all written offers and, on average, obtains 20-40% above asking price for her clients. Michelle is also the Best-Selling Author of the book “Sell Your Business for More Than It’s Worth”, and her latest book “Exit Rich” will be released nationwide in Early 2021. Read more at: https://seilertucker.com/ and at: https://exitrichbook.com/ Our Entrepreneur Presenters For July 24, 2022: Andrew Codispoti is the founder of Goodlife Clothing brand, offering understated essentials and high quality classics, reimagined for modern living for both men and women – with versatility and comfort at the core. The leisure clothing line includes sweats, tshirts, comfortable bottoms, jackets, henleys and more, come in a variety of types of fabrics. Launching in 2014, Goodlife sold their $65 t-shirts only to wholesale, including Nordstrom where they now stand as its top, premium T-shirt brand. Goodlife is now currently building its own brick-and-mortar network and operates three stores and more are in the works. Read more at: https://goodlifeclothing.com/ Conrad Oberbeck is the founder of Hangobi, offering an all-natural, plant-based sparkling and tasty herbal elixir recovery beverages with 6x beneficial ingredients and an enjoyable flavor. Hangobi is focused on recovery from dehydration of all kinds (night out, tough workout, long run, tired day, or thirsty), employing whole, natural, plant-based ingredients to alleviate dehydration, nausea, headaches, lack of focus, and stress + anxiety, while also tasting delicious. Ingredients include lemon, cayenne, blood orange, l-theanine, ginger, turmeric, cardamon, ashwagandha, tart cherry, elderberry, chamomile and valerian root. Read more at: https://hangobi.com/ Visit https://passagetoprofitshow.com/ for the latest updates and episodes

Entering Motherhood
104: Matrescence, Breastfeeding, and Honoring Our Imperfections With Amanda Tice

Entering Motherhood

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 38:48


In this episode we talk with Amanda Tice about everything from matrescence and breastfeeding to honoring our imperfections or as she calls them “mom gems” along our motherhood journey. Amanda is the author of The New Mom Code and has been a curve model before entering motherhood and still is today. She is an advocate for body positivity and is just a joy to chat with. Listen in on this full episode to get a glimpse into what she has to talk about when in comes to motherhood and what you can expect to get from reading her book. Amanda Tice is a successful curve model who has worked the past twelve years for and with well-known retail clients such as Nordstrom, Target, Saks, and Hanes. Since becoming a mom, Amanda has built on her background in Comparative Human Development to lead a mom revolution aimed at helping mothers tap into their inner wisdom and uncover hidden truths about motherhood to thrive postpartum and beyond.   Connect more with Amanda Tice: Instagram: amandatice  Website: amandatice.com Facebook: amandaticemodel   Connect more with The Entering Motherhood Podcast: Instagram: entering_motherhood and sarah_marie_bilger Facebook: EnteringMotherhoodPodcast Email: enteringmotherhood@gmail.com   Official Affiliates of the Podcast: Made for Mama Shop (MOTHERHOOD10 for 10% off) Postpartum University Hypnobabies (MOTHERHOOD20 for 20% off) 

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast
The Micro-Fulfillment Opportunity with Julien Seret

The Logistics of Logistics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 57:55


Julien Seret and Joe Lynch discuss the micro-fulfillment opportunity. Julien is the Vice President of Network Supply Chain at Attabotics, the world's first 3D robotics supply chain system for modern commerce. About Julien Seret Julien Seret is Attabotics' Vice President of Network Supply Chain, where he oversees the fulfillment and delivery services business model. He is working with Microsoft, Accenture, and other partners to deliver a multi-tenant supply chain model that leverages data, the cloud, and shared pay-for-use robotics facilities, to allow consumer goods to reach customers next or same-day at the cost of standard delivery. The first fulfillment and delivery centers will start operations this year. Prior to Attabotics, Julien held multiple senior leadership roles at SoftBank, most recently serving as the Vice President of Global Product. With a focus on growth and scalability, he created and brought to market new robot-based products and services, in multiple markets including retail, hospitality, commercial cleaning, logistics and material handling. About Attabotics Attabotics is the world's first 3D robotics supply chain system for modern commerce. Inspired by the framework of ant colonies, Attabotics replaces the rows and aisles of traditional fulfillment centers with a patented storage structure and robotics shuttles that utilize both horizontal and vertical space, reducing the company's warehouse needs by 85 percent. By empowering retailers to place fulfillment centers near high-density urban areas, Attabotics helps create jobs and decrease carbon emissions by closing the last-mile delivery gap. Attabotics has been adopted by major brands including luxury department store Nordstrom and other retailers across apparel, food and beverage and home goods. Attabotics is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with fulfillment centers across the United States and Canada. Key Takeaways: The Micro-Fulfillment Opportunity Julien Seret is the Vice President of Network Supply Chain at Attabotics, the world's first 3D robotics supply chain system for modern commerce. In the podcast interview, Joe and Julien discussed the micro-fulfillment opportunity – and some of the challenges that comes with it. Increasingly consumers expect same-day, and next-day delivery, which means inventory must be located close to consumers who typically live in urban and suburban neighborhoods. Since warehousing space in urban and suburban neighborhoods is expensive and hard to find, 3PLs who manage fulfillment for brands are buying/leasing smaller locations hence the term micro-fulfillment. Micro-fulfillment locations are by definition smaller so they must use their space more efficiently. Attabotics has developed a 3D robotics supply chain system that enables warehousing companies to save up to 85% of their space. Example: a micro-fulfillment company that is using 100,000 square feet can reduce the space used to 15,000 square feet. The Attabotics robotic warehousing sortation and fulfillment system interfaces with existing and future warehouse management systems. Attabotics' unique structure configuration enables full sortation, sequencing and buffering capabilities within the existing footprint – stripping out the cost and space requirements for external sortation and providing this functionality within the existing footprint of the structure. The configurable geometry of the Attabotics system allows any robot to pick any bin. The system is extremely dense and is completely scalable. Robotic functions, including storage, retrieval, inventory, sortation, returns/replenishment, buffering capabilities, and workstations, etc. Learn More About The Micro-Fulfillment Opportunity Julien's LinkedIn Attabotics' LinkedIn Attabotics Home Delivery World 2022 CSCMP Edge 2022 Network Supply Chain Animation Video Attabotics Nest Agenda | PARCEL Forum '22 The Logistics of Logistics Podcast If you enjoy the podcast, please leave a positive review, subscribe, and share it with your friends and colleagues. The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: Google, Apple, Castbox, Spotify, Stitcher, PlayerFM, Tunein, Podbean, Owltail, Libsyn, Overcast Check out The Logistics of Logistics on Youtube

Nirvana Sisters
Do You Know What Chi Means? We Didn't Either. Breaking Down Traditional Chinese Medicine with Dr. Jenelle Kim

Nirvana Sisters

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 48:47


In this week's episode, Amy and Katie meet Dr. Jenelle Kim to learn all the basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Listen in to learn about what TCM actually means and the key modalities. Dr. Jenelle Kim shares what she calls the "3 M's"  and how she uses this in her daily life.  The three also discuss "doe chi" and how powerful this philosophy can be which she leaned from her father, a Korean monk. Other topics include adaptogens, herbal ingredients, what to ask for when looking for supplements, and how to find a doctor with TCM expertise.  Don't miss the end to hear her favorite wellness hack and "5 minute flow" sharing how she gets ready in 5 minutes.About Dr. Jenelle Kim:Dr. Jenelle Kim, DACM, L.Ac., is a prolifically cited wellness expert that has been featured in Forbes, Allure, Meditation Magazine, Time, Forbes, etc., and is a best-selling author. She is devoted to integrating the philosophy, ancient medical wisdom, and expertise of East Asia with the advancements of modern life and medicine of the West to touch and positively affect the lives of others. Dr. Kim is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and is Nationally Board Certified in Herbology, Oriental Medicine, and Acupuncture. Dr. Kim completed extensive training in East Asia under some of the most respected doctors in the field of Oriental Medicine and is the custodian of her lineage proprietary Bi Bong® formulas.Her book, Myung Sung: The Korean Art of Living Meditation was published on January 11, 2022, by Watkins Publishing and distributed by Penguin Random House. Myung Sung is available globally in ten languages, Czech, Thai, Italian, Croatian, Spanish, Romanian, Turkish, Australia, New Zealand, and Serbian. In her book, Dr. Kim breaks down the principles of Myung Sung, offering a way to achieve a life of balance and happiness by enjoying the positive benefits of meditation every minute of every day. Dr. Kim's unique approach to meditation combines lessons on movement and natural medicine learned from a lifetime of experience studying Eastern philosophy, Eastern medicine, and martial arts.With almost 20 years in the beauty and wellness industry, Dr. Kim has formulated some of the first all-natural luxury products carried in high-end spas across the world including Ritz Carlton, Four Season & Mandarin Oriental high-end retailers such as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus & Bergdorf Goodman, and in the natural marketplace in stores such as Whole Foods Market & Sprouts.Follow @Dr.JenelleKim on InstagramFollow us @nirvanasisters on InstagramFind us at www.nirvanasisters.comSay hi at hello@nirvanasisters.comPlease subscribe, rate, review and share

Law and Wit
Building a People-First Business with Heather Fujikawa of House Sprucing- 71

Law and Wit

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 39:51


Today, we are joined by my sweet friend Heather Fujikawa! We are so excited about the arrival of her little girl and reminiscing on our journeys as wives and mothers who are also busy in their careers!  Heather, my friend since college, started her company and entrepreneur journey as an interior designer in Los Angeles. She was drawn to the fashion and design industry and started a hair accessory business with her twin sister who was also in California at the time. It took off quickly, being in magazines and having a line at Nordstrom. You can see their work on Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson. They saw the trend starting in the early 2000s, noticing hair accessories were very popular and knew they could supply a growing demand.    They then jumped from that company to writing a book called Fairy Birds, teaching children to “shine bright and help others” she says. They sold through Scholastic and Costco, and credits her communications education in allowing her to have solid media attention and skills to sell her products to retailers.    “I was going through years of infertility and I gotta connect to kids somehow as I was waiting on these babies, it's kind of where the heart of the book came from.”   Heather's designs now are focused on finding the heart of people in her designs, and takes inspiration from organic environments. Watching her mother be a designer, she knew interior design is her passion and has spent time designing homes in Dalla, Texas since.    Quotes:   “There's going to be a lot of no's out there, but someone's bound to say yes, and you gotta keep going”   “There is a no from this person, but it does not mean it is a no on the whole project. It doesn't have to be a deal killer.”   “Remember those punching bags as a kid, the inflatable ones with the sand at the bottom? It's like that, you get knocked down but you get right back up over and over again”   “Instead of pushing and pulling in directions, lean in to what feels natural.”   “Make it big and bold”    “Throw fear out the window”   “You can give value; you can do anything”    “Have the desire to keep building; just move forward”   Takeaways- Learn from the no's- there are tips you can get from no's. Ask how you can improve and change your problem points with your clients.  Be self-aware, and be willing to change and be taught. Humble yourself to ask “is this process working for me and my clients” Move forward with faith and build- you should always be building up.  Heather and Heidi had to learn what was the right fit for her and their company, it is okay to say no, be told no, or learn when something is not a good fit.  The right fit will feel like you are being pulled to it, when she was being pitched shows by TV producers, she felt a strong desire to not be on TV until the right situation came forward.  Opportunities do not happen overnight, trust the process and have faith in it.  When the reality tv show started filming, they lived in chaos and had to work hard to find balance. Set ground rules with not only the people you work with but yourself. Boundaries are incredibly important to maintain a work-life balance and allow you to avoid burnout.  You will have to stand up for yourself- over and over again.  Lean into it- instead of pushing and pulling into directions, lean into what is naturally happening.  Communication is key- make sure your staff is matching your vision, attitude, and personality. They can then be trusted to do the heavy lifting so you can take on more projects.  See your own weaknesses- Your brand will be stronger when you see these things because it means you can keep improving. Self confront.  People first- Heather and Heidi were not only business partners but sisters. Finding that balance in working with someone you have a personal relationship with is key to succeeding in business ventures. While Heather admits she and Heidi get along incredibly well and don't struggle in this area, she says the biggest way to keep things smooth is to put their personal relationship first over their business relationship. Love on the people, and people come first. Don't apologize- don't make yourself small. Take credit for your work, and don't shrink your vision by talking your business down. When someone asks about your company, don't brush it off as “just a small website, etc” Use actual legal counsel- the value of real experts makes your journey easier than online DIY legal services.  Three tips to starting a business- Start with the end in mind. Ask yourself “what could this be? What do I want it to be?”  Throw fear out the window. Lean on others and their testimonies until you have your own and are confident in yourself.  Write it down. Write down the small specific tasks, it makes the bigger goals less daunting. Micro steps give you the energy to accomplish building those big goals.  Balancing being a mother and entrepreneur- Make sure to be present when you're with your kids. Heather takes her apple watch off, to ensure she is not distracted by work. She says “When I'm working, I'm working, but when I'm off, I try to be off.”      Connect with Heather- https://housesprucing.com/ Instagram- @house_sprucing Watch “Design Twins” on Amazon Prime 

Brand Meet Creator
Entering A Recession Era : How Influencers Can Prepare

Brand Meet Creator

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 28:00


Ready or not, a recession is hitting the US. With costs of goods on the rise and margins decreasing for brands and retailers, what can influencers expect as we move into the second half of 2022 and beyond? Sonia and Harley chat about how to be prepared, what to expect and break out recent examples in economic uncertainty regarding Amazon Prime Day and Nordstrom Semi-Annual Sale. Thanks Timestamps: [0:53] If you like it, like it. [4:02] Influencer marketing is not recession proof.  [6:35] Prime Day and Nordstrom's Semi-Annual sale.  [11:23] Buying from smaller creators. [15:44] Conscious consumption. [18:21] Is Amazon worth the time? [21:55] Does your rate mean less at this point? [25:02] Key takeaways. --Find Harley:IG: @theharleyjordanWebsite: theharleyjordan.comFind Sonia:IG: @Sonia.elyssWebsite: www.soniaelyss.comFollow The Brand Meet Creator Podcast: Rate, Review, Subscribe & Share: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/brand-meet-creator

Build a Business Success Secrets
Building a Shoe Company with Billy Price Co-Founder of Billy Footwear | Ep. 358

Build a Business Success Secrets

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 48:56


Billy shares his story of how he and his Co-Founders bootstrapped Billy Footwear into a seven figure shoe company by patenting an innovative zip up design and creating cool shoe designs. About Billy Price Billy is the Co-Founder of BILLY Footwear, a shoewear company that was started after suffering a spinal cord injury as a teenager. They currently are doing over seven figures in revenue with 20+ full-time employees. BILLY Footwear quickly became a prototype to fulfill Billy's personal needs and help those like him, and is now featured in hundreds of stores like Nordstrom and Zappos. Billy Footware is also being featured in the upcoming ‘GHOSTBUSTERS' movie, and has become the face for the chronic illness community. Billy also has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington, and within 5 years of starting BILLY Footwear, had his products on the shelves of Nordstrom and Zappos! SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER HERE!Over 17,200 listeners and counting EPISODE LINKS: Billy Footwear PODCAST INFO: Apple Podcasts: EDGE on Apple Podcasts Spotify: EDGE on Spotify  RSS Feed: EDGE's RSS Feed Website: EDGE Podcast SUPPORT & CONNECT EDGE's Weekly NewsletterJoin over 17,200 listeners and sign up to receive bonus content. It's free.  Sign up here >>> Please Support this Podcast by checking out our Sponsors: Mad River Botanicals 100% certified organic CBD products. The product is controlled from seed to end product by it's owners. Use code: EDGE22 to get 10% off all your orders. Shop here>>> EDGE Podcast. A top podcast for entrepreneurs!

The Story of a Brand
HOBO Bags - Bags that Only Get Better with Use

The Story of a Brand

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 39:11


This episode is also brought to you by Sendlane.   HOBO Bags doesn't follow trends; instead, they design leather bags with purpose and an eye on their ultimate use, says Koren Ray, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer at HOBO Bags, a female-founded, family-run brand that makes leather goods.   "We make leather goods, and we're committed to making leather goods that only get better with use," Koren says. "That's why we design products with pockets for planning and plotting and everywhere you need to go. But I think the other key to HOBO is that we do believe that we can use our craft to inspire a life of creativity, joy, and self-expression."   The name of the brand itself is a nod to the company's code, she says.   "We were inspired by the original American Hobos who traveled out of necessity for work and shared a value system based on kindness, responsibility, and hard work," Koren says. "So that code has informed many of the decisions and things we've done over the 30 years."   HOBO got its start before the Internet boom days, so it began as a wholesale company that sold to small retail stores around the country.   "We went to trade shows all over the country in our beat-up van with our homemade trade show booth," Koren says. "Eventually, the Nordstrom buyer stumbled upon our booth, and my mother, being the amazing visionary she is, stepped out into the aisle and said, 'Do you carry leather goods?” She was then able to get an amazing conversation going with the Nordstrom buyer. That was kind of our big break."   To this day, HOBO doesn't have a vast marketing machine, Koren says.   "We are in the business to make products that we love, that we're proud of, that women enjoy, that are creative and innovative and interesting and fun and colorful," Koren says. "The products speak for themselves ultimately, and the consumer is voting with her wallet that this is a brand she believes in that she will invest in. And that just makes us so, so proud and inspired to keep going."   In Part 1, Koren talks about:   * Gratitude to her mother for sharing her values and financial support. * An overview of the brand. * How HOBO's bags are unique. * What inspired the name HOBO Bags. * How the company spread the word on its products in the pre-Internet days. * The big break with Nordstrom. * The brand's approach to marketing.   Join Ramon Vela and Koren Ray as they break down the inside story on The Story of a Brand.   For more on HOBO Bags, visit: https://www.hobobags.com/    Subscribe and Listen to the podcast on all major apps. Simply search for “The Story of a Brand,” or click here to listen on your favorite podcast player: Listen now.   *   This episode is also brought to you by Sendlane.   Alright, guys, here's the deal: I have a gift for you from our primary Sponsor — Sendlane. They're giving away their online course eCommerce Academy - Email & SMS Marketing!   This course gives you the step-by-step playbook to drive more revenue and retention with email & SMS. This is normally a $500 package, but for our listeners, it's entirely FREE when you get started with your FREE 14-day trial of Sendlane.   When you do, chat with their support team and let them know you're one of our listeners to get full access to hours of course content that will help you make email marketing your #1 growth engine.   Visit https://storybrandgift.com to get the details, sign up for a free trial and get your gift!

The Credibility Nation Show
Sprucing Up Fan Engagement Through A Game-Based Learning and Service-Centric Culture with Chris Bryant (CNS 265)

The Credibility Nation Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 6:57


In this episode, Chris Bryant, the Chief Experience Officer of Bryant Group Experience, talks about sprucing up fan engagement through a game-based learning and service-centric culture. He is also an award-winning expert, master trainer, and speaker in elevating the customer, client, and fan experience.Chris brings years of experience working with legendary brands like Nordstrom and the Ritz Carlton Hotel Company. He works with professional sports franchises that are seeking to spruce up their fan engagement. He deploys game-based learning and programs and promotes a service-centric culture to help them not only engage their fans but keep them coming back. Whether you're in a corporation or sports franchise, if you realize the need to spruce up fan engagement, you should consider reaching out to Chris Bryant by visiting his website at http://bryantgroup.co/ or https://www.linkedin.com/in/MrChrisBryant.Mitchell Levy is the Global Credibility Expert at AHAthat, the first AHA leadership (Thought Leadership) platform on the market for thought leaders, experts and companies to unleash their genius to the world. His passion is helping entrepreneurs, business owners and C-Suite Executives get known as thought leaders & become best-selling authors with the AHA platform. He is an accomplished entrepreneur who has created 20 businesses in Silicon Valley including four publishing companies that have published over 800 books. Mitchell is an international best-selling author with 60 business books, has provided strategic consulting to over 100 companies, has advised over 500 CEOs on critical business issues, and has been chairman of the board of a NASDAQ-listed company.Visit https://www.credibilitynation.com to learn more about the Credibility Nation community.Visit https://www.ahathat.com/author to learn how you can become an Amazon best-selling author in 4 months.

Jewelry Journey Podcast
Episode 163 Part 1: Unusual Path, Unusual Materials: How 2Roses' Unique Art Jewelry Came About

Jewelry Journey Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 27:19


What you'll learn in this episode: Why every art student should have business classes as part of their curriculum How the American mythology of the starving artist is more harmful than helpful Why it's important to expand a creative business beyond just making How polymer clay went from craft supply to respected artistic medium Tips for entering jewelry and art exhibitions  About John Rose and Corliss Rose 2Roses is a collaboration of t Corliss Rose and John Lemieux Rose. The studio, located in Southern California, is focused on producing one-of-a-kind and limited-edition adornment and objects d'art, and is well known for its use of a wide range of highly unorthodox materials. The studio output is eclectic by design and often blended with an irreverent sense of humor. 2Roses designs are sold in 42 countries worldwide and are exhibited in major art institutions in the US, Europe, and China. Photos Available on TheJewelryJourney.com Additional Resources: Website Etsy Transcript: For John and Corliss Rose, business and artistic expression don't have to be in conflict. Entering the art world through apprenticeships, they learned early on that with a little business sense, they didn't need to be starving artists. Now as the collaborators behind the design studio 2Roses (one of several creative businesses they share), John and Corliss produce one-of-a-kind art jewelry made of polymer clay, computer chips, and other odd material. They joined the Jewelry Journey Podcast to talk about their efforts to get business classes included in art school curriculum; why polymer clay jewelry has grown in popularity; and how they balance business with their artistic vision. Read the episode transcript here.    Sharon: Hello, everyone. Welcome to the Jewelry Journey Podcast. This is a two-part Jewelry Journey Podcast. Please make sure you subscribe so you can hear part two as soon as it comes out later this week.    Today my guests are designers John and Corliss Rose of the eclectic design firm 2Roses, located in Southern California. They sell worldwide. 2Roses is an award-winning design firm recognized for their use of unusual materials. Today we'll hear more about their jewelry journey. Corliss and John, welcome to the program.   John: Thank you. It's a delight to be here. Thank you very much.   Sharon: So glad to have you.  Tell us about your jewelry journey. Were you designers first? How did that work?   John: Actually, we both started rather early in life. Corliss started as an apprentice in her father's floral store when she was 10, and I was apprenticed into design and graphic arts at age 12. We both came up in the old-school apprentice system and were working professionally by our early teen. It wasn't until later, in our late teens, that we both started professional or, I should say, a traditional academic trend. So, we've always been in the arts, both of us, very early.   Sharon: Were you both attracted to jewelry early as part of this? Where did that come in?   Corliss: We met at art school, and our backgrounds and our career focus on developing a creative career were almost identical, so we hit it off right from the get-go. For the first 10 years of our relationship, we focused on our own individual creative paths, but we kept intersecting with each other. Eventually we made the decision to work together full time collaboratively for a creative endeavor. Jewelry, at that moment in time, was the highlight of where we wanted to focus our energies.   Sharon: Is that when you met, when you were both part of the apprenticeship, or when you were in college? Where did you meet?   Corliss: We met in art school in Chicago.    John: Prior to that, we had quite a bit of time to develop different practices and careers. So, we met midway, I suppose, in our journey.   Sharon: When you say you were apprenticed, was the idea that you would learn how to be a designer, how to be a florist, and that's what you were going to do?    Corliss: At that time, I was being groomed to take over my father's business. I learned not only the design aspect, but at a very early age, I learned cost accounting. I was learning the business aspect of it. I was pretty much indoctrinated from the very beginning that you're going to be an artist, but you're not going to be a starving artist. You need to make a profit out of this so you can flourish. Later on in my career, I had one gallery owner tell me that the work was wonderful, but price it this way because it's one thing to make your bread; it's another thing to put butter on it. So, it was something that I had gotten all along.   Sharon: Wow! Most people don't get that so early, so that's great.   John: All of the apprenticeships I did, it was all about how this is a business first, and we do creative things like manufacturing a product. So by the time we hit formal arts school, when we first met, we very quickly realized that we had a mutual experience of understanding of the art world and our career path. That's what was a very strong attraction; that we both looked at this as a business career. This isn't about abstract ideas of, “Let's be creative,” and all the mythologies that artists are inculcated with. We didn't seem to have that kind of thinking.   Sharon: Were you ahead of your peers in that respect? Were you ahead of your peers because you recognized the business aspect?   John: Oh my god, yes. Yeah, it was really like that. By the time we hit college, most of our peers were just starting out. They were just starting to learn their career paths and trying to figure out what they were doing. We already had several businesses going. For us, the academic training was more of a cherry on the cake and polishing skills. By that time, we were working professionals and had been for quite some time.   Sharon: Wow! Tell us about the jewelry you make. We'll have pictures when we post the podcast, but it's so unusual.   Corliss: We've always been driven by exploration and experimentation with what we call odd media. This is what drew us to art jewelry in the early days. It was like the wild west. Anything went, and we just threw out all the rules of traditional jewelry. Fashion and adornment were being challenged at that time. It was almost like a golden age, where there was a lot of free-flowing ideas, a lot of collaboration with John and me, and a lot of fluid dialogue creatively between the both of us.    John: You asked about jewelry, and one of the things is we didn't start out as jewelers. Both of us came to it through a lot of other mediums. Myself, I started out as a painter, illustrator, furniture maker, gem cutter, sign maker, designer of one thing or another, machinery. Corliss went through all sorts of other endeavors herself.   Corliss: It was basically when we had been together for 10 years, plus doing all of these interesting things, that we made the decision, “Jewelry would be a great direction to go into.” And just to pull the curtain back a little bit and give a peak, I think one of the nicest things that happened to me at that time was that as an anniversary gift, I received lessons for metalsmithing. I learned how to solder, and that was the beginning of it. What I learned, I taught John. We experimented with a lot of different processes and a lot of different materials, and it just started to take off from there.   Sharon: When you say metalsmithing, I would think you would go in the traditional direction, whereas you took the metalsmithing and combined it with polymer clay, it seems, which people don't do. I'm looking at what your website has, and that's unusual. How did you reverse course in a sense?   Corliss: We were very much interested in color. At that time, we were following the traditional path of experimenting with color and its relationship to metals: patinas,P Prismacolor pencils, enamels and things like that. Polymer clay was such a versatile material. It could mimic just about anything. At the time, the product was being developed in Europe, where it was originally manufactured, and there was a small group of people using the product and doing some pretty innovative things with it. I latched onto that train very, very quickly and took myself through the learning curve of how to work with it, and I got involved with that particular community for quite a while to absorb everything I could, like a big, old sponge. To this day, it plays a very vital role in a lot of work we do. Because we have been metalsmiths and I teach, I have been able to actually teach the incorporation of some of the simpler metalsmithing techniques with polymer to people who have only worked with polymer and opened up that door to them. It's been very rewarding in that respect.   John: You made a good observation about that crossover because as Corliss mentions, it's really a two-way street. What we recognized after a while is that introducing polymer clay to the metal world was one side of the sword, and then it was basically introducing metals into the polymer world. Corliss has developed a whole range of courses, workshops, if you will, going in both directions, and that's become a business unto itself.   Sharon: You seem very entrepreneurial. You seem to go on and on.   Corliss: As John would say, there are many paths to the artist's income.   John: Yeah, entrepreneurialism is really baked into the DNA. I have to go back to the apprenticeships that we both did that gave us a foundation in—I always express it as art as a business and business as an art.   Corliss: It was a work ethic, too.   John: Yeah. So, we tend to always look at what the business opportunities are, how to make money doing this. That's always an issue for anybody in the arts, and that's also part of what we have advocated for for the last 40 years. I have worked with the California University system for decades trying to introduce a business curriculum into the arts, and it's taken 40 years to actually get that message across. It's only been in the last 10 years that we've started getting any kind of acceptance. We've developed many programs for various universities to teach the business side of art, and it's been an obstacle course to get that through. It runs counter—or at least it used to run much more counter to the academic approach to teaching arts, which focuses more on technique than actually earning a living.    Corliss: I've had quite a few experiences with individuals who were poised for graduation in the next six months or so. We would have conversations about, “I don't know what I'm going to do next. I'm going to graduate, but I don't know how to start a business. I was never taught how to make this a practice.” That's where everything started. It started by recognizing that there is a need for it within the education system. It led to developing more and more sophisticated ways of instructing people and getting them a little more prepared for what comes after graduation.   John: The thing we found, though, is that this is a uniquely American perspective. We've developed programs for Canada, for Mexico, South America, and they embraced them. To them it's a no-brainer. It's only America where we've encountered any resistance to it.   Sharon: Interesting. Why do you think that is?   John: I think a lot of it is the mythology of art. I want to be specific about this. We are focusing on metals programs and jewelry design programs for this kind of thing. When I was involved in SNAG, we got into this quite in-depth. One of the biggest impediments is that the instructor basically had never operated a business himself, so to them, they were being asked to teach something they had no experience in. Basically, they got their master's degree, and they went from being students to teachers. That's it. The idea that there was another world out there, they would say, “Yeah, that's great. That would be wonderful, but that's not something I have any experience with.”    Sharon: That's interesting, the idea that art should be pure and sell itself.    John: That's one of the mythologies, so Puritan. It's your labor, I guess. One of the things that occurs to me: many people in the arts define themselves by what they do with their hands, and we have never done that. We conceive the opportunities of who we are by what we do with our minds and how we harness our creativity and create opportunities for ourselves to express that creativity. Jewelry is just one of those things. We have a long history in developing businesses, which goes back to the apprenticeships. From our perspective, it's all creative endeavor.   Corliss: I was a pastry chef.   Sharon: Wow!    John: A television pastry chef, no less   Corliss: Yes.   John: And she basically made formulations for a lot of very famous restaurants and product lines that you would know of.   Corliss: Making the croissants for Marie Callender's. Looked up the recipe for that.   Sharon: Wow!    John: That's Marie right there.    Sharon: How did all this meld into jewelry? I know you through Art Jewelry Forum. I know you do art jewelry, but how did everything you're talking about meld, at one point, into art jewelry? I know you do a lot of other different things, but in terms of the product, let's say.   John: We were both active artists in various spheres. One of the things we were doing a lot was running mining and prospecting operations. We were accumulating massive amounts of gem material, and it came to the point where we had to make a decision of what the hell we were going to do with all this stuff. That's when we came upon jewelry. We could either sell the material wholesale, which we were doing, but really the profitability in jewelry is that we had to finish the faceted stone and polish the rough material. You get the material by the pound, but you sell it by the carat.   Corliss: It was lapidary skills that was the predecessor to this. We were making cabochons. John was faceting and we were also carving. We were carving a lot of natural materials, like bone and wood. The jewelry morphed from that, and it started selling. I was actually schlepping things in a big case, and we found that our work was being very well received. It grew and built from that. Soon enough, we were incorporating precious metal into our pieces.   John: We started doing more of what I would call conventional jewelry, and we had quite a success doing that. Early on, we got contracts with Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom and some larger chains, and very quickly we found out that doing that kind of work is not what we wanted to do.   Corliss: Yes, multiples.   John: Like doing 5,000 of something. You can make money, but the toll that takes on your body—I know a lot of people that do that, and all of them have wrist problems. It leads to health problems. So, that kind of jewelry was when we were getting started and taking off.    When we discovered art jewelry, we lost our minds. It was the wild west. It was all of our art training, all of the things we thought of ourselves as, what we wanted to do in terms of unfettered creativity and experimentation, pushing the boundaries and the edge. That's what was happening in art jewelry. So, we said, “Yeah, that's where we want to go. If we're going to do jewelry, that's the kind of stuff we're going to do.” That's basically how we backed into this world.   Corliss: That's how it opened us up to a lot of different materials. We were in the frame of mind of purposely going out and looking for materials in a lot of different places, everything from upcycling to computer boards and things of that sort, a whole variety of things. We had friends who would tease us and bring us little offerings we could use in the studio and comment, “You two can make something out of anything.” We took that as a wonderful compliment and put ourselves in a position to receive a lot of very interesting material we could use.   John: Well, we had good circumstances and still do because of all these other businesses we were involved with. We had connections within the military, NASA, foreign governments, lights and heavy manufacturing, the medical industry. We were getting access to this insane array of stuff and materials. I've got stuff from someone's space capsule, a jet fighter, fossils of every kind, medical devices you wouldn't normally get your hands on. All of this became fodder for “Let's make jewelry out of it.” One example: I have what we call the world's most expensive pair of earrings. One of my contacts ran a medical manufacturing business, and they spent something like $35 million developing these little—   Corliss: Chips.   John: Yeah, for CAT scanners, and they failed. They didn't work as intended. So we stocked six of these prototypes, which literally cost $35 million, and they were like, “Well, we can't use them. Here, make some jewelry out of them,” which we did. We made earrings out of them, and I love that particular piece. It has a story because they went from being extravagantly expensive to being completely worthless, and now they're a pair of earrings. Somebody put some sort of value on it, I guess.   Sharon: It sounds like people who know you just ship you boxes and bones and screws and whatever they have.   John: We receive regular offerings from friends, which is a delight; it really is. Over the years, we've developed a solid foundation of collectors. We get a steady stream of commissions, and it's very typical to hear, “I have this thing. Can it be—” I mean, we've gotten everything from antiquities—   Corliss: We have Roman coins and special pottery shards.   John: And crazy stuff that people say. “Here, use this as the starting point and make me something.” We actually got a guy's pacemaker one time. “I've had this inside of me for the last six years, and now I'm going to wear it on the outside.”    Sharon: That's an interesting idea.   John: It was quite an interesting piece. 

Female Startup Club
Fave Hits: 6 Quick Questions with Michelle Cordeiro Grant, Founder of Lively (part 2)

Female Startup Club

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 5:33


We've got Michelle Cordeiro Grant, the founder of LIVELY, talking us through how she founded and sold her company within 3 quick years for 105 million dollars. I. know. It's crazy but the story is even crazier. I don't want to give too much away but we talk through her unique launch that was a combination of strategy and luck, generating 130k emails in 48 hours.  LIVELY is a brand that empowers women and provides a sense of community. They deliver lingerie, activewear, swimwear, loungewear, and self-care that take the best elements of high-style and ultimate comfort from each category to achieve a brand new POV of lingerie called Leisurée.  But it's more than its product — since launching in 2016, LIVELY has built an Ambassador network of 150,000+ members, opened four retail stores, developed several sustainable product collections, maintained its commitment to “Price Equality,” hosted hundreds of IRL and virtual events, launched a podcast, provided a platform for its community to share their passions and projects, and developed retail partnerships with Nordstrom, Madewell, and Target (launching a diffusion line called All. You. LIVELY with Target.com and select stores).  Growing from its concept stage, to $15m in funding to fuel its growth, all the way to an acquisition of $105M by Wacoal in 2019, LIVELY is poised to grow even more and make bigger and bolder strides towards its mission of inclusivity, community, sustainability, and accessibility. LIVELY is an experience and mindset that reminds, inspires, and enables its customers to live life passionately, purposefully, and confidently, doing what they love, with the people they love. LINKS WE MENTION: Michelle's Instagram LIVELY's Instagram LIVELY's Website LIVELEY's Twitter LIVELY's Facebook Female Startup Club's Instagram Doone's Instagram Doone's TikTok To redeem 1 month free of Norby's Basic Plan use code "FSC" here: https://join.nor.by/ Learn more about Athletic Greens and get your FREE gift at Athleticgreens.com/STARTUP Try Zapier for free today at zapier.com/STARTUP Learn more about Dymo at Dymo.com In partnership with Klaviyo, the best email marketing tool for eCommerce businesses Female Startup Club's YouTubeFemale Startup Club's Private Facebook Group Say hello to Doone: hello@femalestartupclub.com Female Startup Club + Clearco: Clear.co/partner/female-star

The Nordy Pod
Ep 13. Chip Bergh, CEO of Levi Strauss & Co.

The Nordy Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 52:43 Very Popular


At this year's Global Department Store Summit, a conference that brings together CEOs and senior department store executives from every continent to discuss pressing topics facing our industry, I had the great opportunity to get on stage and interview Chip Bergh. Chip is an extremely talented guy with an impressive résumé, having held many high-level leadership positions at Procter & Gamble, growing well-known brands like Swiffer, Old Spice, Gillette and Folgers, to name a few. More recently, after joining Levi Strauss & Co. in 2011, Chip took on the challenge of revitalizing the iconic but aging denim brand, moving it back into the cultural spotlight that it once held. It's an insightful comeback story that will benefit any brand executive listening in. And aside from his commercial success, it was inspiring to hear Chip's unique perspective on the role of business in society. He has effectively used the platform afforded him as president of one of the world's largest apparel brands to promote action on some of the most important social issues of our time. After my conversation with Chip, you'll hear a pretty remarkable story told from the perspective of two employees, Manolo Gonzalez and Joey Capo—both present at one of our more unique and exciting store openings in Puerto Rico, and both dramatically affected by the devastating events that led to the closing of the store only a few years later. The resilience of these two employees and the many others around them stands as a heartening example of hope in the worst of situations, and we're proud to have played some part in offering relief as they found their way back on their feet. Thanks for tuning in to episode 13. We hope you enjoy it! Did you know that YOU can be on The Nordy Pod? This show isn't just a one-way conversation. We want to hear about what Nordstrom looks like through your eyes. Share your Nordstrom experience, good or bad, by giving us a call and leaving a voicemail at: 206.594.0526, or send an email to nordypodcast@nordstrom.com to be a part of the conversation!

Female Startup Club
Fave hits: Building a 150K strong community & completing a $105M exit, this is Michelle Cordeiro Grants story of LIVELY

Female Startup Club

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 44:22


We've got Michelle Cordeiro Grant, the founder of LIVELY, talking us through how she founded and sold her company within 3 quick years for 105 million dollars. I. know. It's crazy but the story is even crazier. I don't want to give too much away but we talk through her unique launch that was a combination of strategy and luck, generating 130k emails in 48 hours.  LIVELY is a brand that empowers women and provides a sense of community. They deliver lingerie, activewear, swimwear, loungewear, and self-care that take the best elements of high-style and ultimate comfort from each category to achieve a brand new POV of lingerie called Leisurée.  But it's more than its product — since launching in 2016, LIVELY has built an Ambassador network of 150,000+ members, opened four retail stores, developed several sustainable product collections, maintained its commitment to “Price Equality,” hosted hundreds of IRL and virtual events, launched a podcast, provided a platform for its community to share their passions and projects, and developed retail partnerships with Nordstrom, Madewell, and Target (launching a diffusion line called All. You. LIVELY with Target.com and select stores).  Growing from its concept stage, to $15m in funding to fuel its growth, all the way to an acquisition of $105M by Wacoal in 2019, LIVELY is poised to grow even more and make bigger and bolder strides towards its mission of inclusivity, community, sustainability, and accessibility. LIVELY is an experience and mindset that reminds, inspires, and enables its customers to live life passionately, purposefully, and confidently, doing what they love, with the people they love. LINKS WE MENTION: Michelle's Instagram LIVELY's Instagram LIVELY's Website LIVELEY's Twitter LIVELY's Facebook Female Startup Club's Instagram Doone's Instagram Doone's TikTok To redeem 1 month free of Norby's Basic Plan use code "FSC" here: https://join.nor.by/ Learn more about Athletic Greens and get your FREE gift at Athleticgreens.com/STARTUP Try Zapier for free today at zapier.com/STARTUP Learn more about Dymo at Dymo.com In partnership with Klaviyo, the best email marketing tool for eCommerce businesses Female Startup Club's YouTubeFemale Startup Club's Private Facebook Group Say hello to Doone: hello@femalestartupclub.com Female Startup Club + Clearco: Clear.co/partner/female-star

Not Another Marketing Podcast
Business 2 Business podcasting strategies with Roger Nairn

Not Another Marketing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 20:08


A podcast can really help a business build trust, authority and connect better with clients or customers. But what about if you're in the business 2 business world where things move a little slower and more multi-format content is needed to make a sale.This week I'm chatting with Roger Nairn the CEO of podcast production agency JAR audio who's worked with the likes of Netflix, Expedia, Walmart, Nordstrom, Lamborghini, Four Seasons and more.Roger offers up lots of insight on podcasting for B2B brands including advice on strategy and planning.You can find Roger on LinkedIn and also on the JAR Audio website.Can I quickly mention is that Not Another Marketing Podcast is totally ad free and I'd love it if you could give the pod a quick shout on social media and subscribe via your podcast app.Check out more episodes at  https://www.jtid.co.uk/podcasts

BJ & Jamie
Full Show

BJ & Jamie

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 97:58


Mega millions is at $480 Million. BJ's wife told him to wait to take the trash outside because an animal would get into it. BJ assured her it would be fine. The first thing he saw this morning leaving for work was trash strewn all over the road. There is a Victoria Secret documentary coming out on Hulu. G-Flip says she is really proud of Michelle. A TikTok user has posted a video on the secrets of the Claw Machine. First it was Amazon Prime Day. Now Jamie can't stop looking at Nordstrom's deals. Ivana Trump has passed away. She was discovered at the bottom of her stairs. There are no reports on how she got there yet. Charlie Sheen's daughter is on Onlyfans. He does not approve, but her mother Denise Richards is ok with it. A woman on word of mouth needs a walking buddy. A Crypto exchange called Celsius has filed for bankruptcy. Jamie bought everyone bagels. 

BJ & Jamie
Secret To Claw Machine, Camille Vasquez and Johnny Depp Meet Up in Praugue, Nordstroms Sale, Tabloid Trash

BJ & Jamie

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 28:02


Hour 2 - A TikTok user has posted a video on the secrets of the Claw Machine. First it was Amazon Prime Day. Now Jamie can't stop looking at Nordstrom's deals. Ivana Trump has passed away. She was discovered at the bottom of her stairs. There are no reports on how she got there yet. 

BJ & Jamie
Nordstrom Deals

BJ & Jamie

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 4:38


First it was Amazon Prime Day. Now Jamie can't stop looking at Nordstrom's deals.

Hamilton Perkins Collection
Episode 108: How To Recycle At Home With Ryan Smith (Recycleops)

Hamilton Perkins Collection

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 41:20


In 2014, Hamilton Perkins founded Hamilton Perkins Collection, an independent brand that designs and produces unique and award-winning bags and accessories made from upcycled materials. Each bag is made from pineapple leaf fiber, billboard vinyl, fabric banners, apparel, and other advertising waste. Perkins was awarded a $25,000 equity-free grant as the winner of the Virginia Velocity Tour hosted by Village Capital and the Governor of Virginia. The non-profit B Lab honored Hamilton Perkins Collection as a "Best for the World Overall" B Corporation in 2017. Perkins was voted to Inside Business' 40 under 40 and Old Dominion University Alumni Association's 40 under 40 lists. Perkins has been mentioned in Forbes, Fast Company, The New York Times, Money Magazine, and The Washington Post. Select past client work includes Hewlett-Packard, Nordstrom, Target, S.C. Johnson and Son, Dow Chemical, Oracle, Salesforce, Barnes and Noble, West Elm, Holt Renfrew, C.F. Martin & Company, Imerys, Leesa Sleep, Zappos, Paramount Pictures, AMEX, Hanover Insurance, NYC Department of Sanitation and Ellen. The brand is currently offered in nearly 150 leading department stores and specialty stores in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Hamilton Perkins Collection has transformed 800,000 bottles into bags and over 40,000 pounds of old signs and into bags with the goal of 10 million bottles and over 500,000 pounds. Perkins has been a speaker for BNY Mellon, Faire, Mastercard and has provided research for Harvard Business School. Perkins serves on the executive advisory council board at Old Dominion University's Strome College of Business.

BRAIN TRUST LIVE
7/11/22 - Permission To Have An Idea [w/ Carla Nordstrom]

BRAIN TRUST LIVE

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 97:53


In Which We Discuss: 1. Feeling helpless post Dobbs? Carla Nordstrom joins us with a list of action items that will help you sow the seeds of chaos! 2. Sri Lankans hold the pool party of the summer during their palace coup extravaganza! This is why you shouldn't hold coups in January. 3. My baloney has a first name, it's P-A-T-S-Y 4. Everything is the left's fault. [End of Quote. Repeat the line.] 5. Democrats spend their primary season doing what they do best: Electing Republicans. 6. COVID. It's on you. Plus, find Carla's Girl Power playlist at the bottom of the post!   More from Carla Nordstrom: CBS News / Over 50 years ago this woman had an illegal abortion. Now, she's telling her story.   Brain Trust Live is Lila Nordstrom and Brent Thornburg's look at the week in electoral and political news. Join the millions of quarantiners, sirens, helicopters, barking dogs, and computer beeps who love our podcast and tell your friends about BTL!  Then rate us on iTunes or find us Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Stitcher, or Instagram! And, as always, you can buy and review Lila's book here: Some Kids Left Behind   Carla Nordstrom's Girl Power Playlist: I'm Just a Girl No Doubt The Pill Loretta Lynn You Don't Own Me Lesley Gore Girls Just Want to Have Fun Cindy Lauper Harper Valley PTA Jeannie C. Riley Respect Aretha Franklin Not Ready to Make Nice The Dixie Chicks 9 to 5 Dolly Parton Talking About a Revolution Tracy Chapman Sisters are Doing it for Themselves Eurythmics  Independent Women Destiny's Child I am Woman Helen Reddy Can't Hold Us Down Christine Aguilera Our Problem Amada Shires I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor  

An Extra Dose
Summer Hair Products, Eating Out On A Plant Based Diet, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, Amazon Prime Day Picks

An Extra Dose

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 31:51


On this episode of An Extra Dose Podcast, we are sharing our favorite summer hair products, our tips for eating out on a plant based diet. We are also sharing our picks for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and Amazon Prime Day. Item mentioned in this episode: In Common Magic Mist- use code ALEXISB20 Colorwow Dreamcoat Anti Frizz Amika Soulfood Mask Living Proof Styling Treatment Oribe Hairspray  Supergoop Hair SPF Olaplex no3 Amika Dry Shampoo Moroccan Hair Oil Spanx Faux Leather Leggings  Natori Bra White Tee Black Ankle Pants Tan Booties Steve Madden Mules  Supergoop Sunscreen Diamond Stud Earrings Ultraboost Sneakers T3 Curling Iron Paula's Choice Toner St Tropez Tanner EltaMD Sunscreen R+Co Hair Levis 501 Denim Shorts Glass Tumblers Bose Speakers  Apple AirPods   This episode is brought to you by: ModestMix Teas:  Organic, wild crafted and fair trade teas that are handcrafted to order. They are women owned and have amazing herbal and caffeinated teas. We love drinking the "GO THE FUCK TO SLEEP" right before bed. Use code anextradose20   Similar listening: Our Favorite Dallas Spots | Our Hair Growth Tips | Our Favorite Travel Snacks   Follow us on our blog- https://www.adoubledose.com Instagram: @alexis.belbel | @samanthabelbel doubledoseblog@gmail.com    

Yo Quiero Dinero: A Personal Finance Podcast For the Modern Latina
How to Pursue Your Purpose on Your Time | Sandra Velasquez | NOPALERA

Yo Quiero Dinero: A Personal Finance Podcast For the Modern Latina

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 58:35


Episode 159 is about how to pursue your purpose on your time, featuring Sandra Velasquez of Nopalera. Listen in now!Sandra Velasquez is the founder of Nopalera, a Mexican Botanical Bath & Body line based in New York City that is currently sold in Nordstrom, Credo Beauty, Free People, and over 300 independent retailers nationwide. She launched the brand with no outside funding while working three jobs, being a single mom at the age of 44, in the middle of the pandemic.Prior to launching Nopalera, Sandra worked as a sales & distribution manager for several CPG brands across multiple categories. In addition to running her company, she mentors emerging CPG brands and teaches online classes about brand building, and she is the host of The Nopalera Podcast.You can follow Sandra on Instagram and LinkedIn. Follow her business Instagram here.For full show notes, visit here.Loving this episode? Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, LinkedIn, and YouTube, and join our Patreon community!Until next time, stay empowered, stay inspired & #staypoderosa ✨

Fitness Marketing Mastery
How To Do Over 10k Personal Training Sessions in 6 Months

Fitness Marketing Mastery

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2022 43:22


10k personal training sessions in 6 months?  Do you want to know? or Hard pass?  In my 38 years of full time fitness industry experience, I can include a 6 and a half year period of time as personal training director for a multisite fitness center with over 20 personal trainers. During that time our conservative count suggested that I'd supervised about 250,000 personal training sessions during that time. So, I'm as curious as you.  If the title of this episode got your attention, you might be wondering how. You also might be wondering what kind of profit margin there was, and or if you're skeptical like me, how “personal” the sessions truly were.  Questions we answer in this episode: Do you want to be the Walmart… lowest price to as many people as possible? Do you want to be the Nordstrom's … higher price to fewer higher quality clients?  What are the pros and cons of each?  Is there a downside to either?  My Guest:  Joshua Ford is the CEO & Co-Founder of HipTrain, a VC-backed startup that provides live, 1-on-1 personal training sessions for just $6.99 a 30-min session. Prior to HipTrain he helped build Uber and Candid and worked at The White House. Joshua was a Fulbright Scholar and is passionate about providing affordability and accessibility (particularly in health and wellness) to the masses. Questions We Answer in this Episode:  What was your role in building Uber? And Candid? And what job did you have at the White House?  What made you choose this career?  Did you personally provide over 10k personal training sessions in 6 months? Tell listeners exactly how this happened and as you said in your notes to me these were “individualized” sessions. $6.99 is not all that attractive to many listeners. In fact many of us prefer 3-digits before the decimal, so, how are you going to make doing 10,000 at $6.99 sound sexy? Who are your trainers? Why are you able to hire them for $6.99 for 30 minutes, pay them, and make a profit or pay merchant fees?  How personalized? What's your definition of personalized? Based on need, movement screen, or client's desire?  Average qualification of your trainers? How much experience?  Liability for you as owner? That's a lot of sessions, a lot of clients.  How do you personally create healthy habits around your work?  What led you to create the model you currently have? What was the inspiration?  Number of real people in the business now?  What's next?  Do you have any idea what percent of people you're providing service to who were not exercising consistently prior to starting with Hiptrain?  CONNECT with Joshua:   https://hiptrain.com/ https://www.instagram.com/hiptrainfitness/ https://www.tiktok.com/@hiptrain Resources:  Marketing to Women Copywriting course: https://www.fitnessmarketingmastery.com/copywriting-course Flipping 50 Menopause Fitness Specialist: https://www.fitnessmarketingmastery.com/menopause-fitness-specialist

Focus on Women
S11 E106 Sally Bjornsen

Focus on Women

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 36:49


Today's guest is Sally Bjornson! She is the founder of Sally Reps, an agency representing photographers, directors, and stylists based in Seattle. Before starting her agency, Sally held marketing and advertising roles at various advertising agencies and consumer product companies, including Nike, Eastman Kodak, Nordstrom, Wexley School for the Girls, and VOICE Advertising, which was her own advertising agency that specialized in marketing to women.Connect with Sally by visiting her website or giving her a follow on Instagram!If you would like to get involved with Focus On Women: you can sponsor a season of the show, be a corporate sponsor, or join as a member.Remember to stay safe and keep your creative juices flowing!---Tech/Project Management Tools (*these are affiliate links)Buzzsprout*Airtable*17hats*ZoomPodcast Mic* 

The Action Academy | Millionaire Mentorship for Your Life & Business
Making 200k Per Flip & Lifelong Relationships Per Mastermind w/ Leka Devatha

The Action Academy | Millionaire Mentorship for Your Life & Business

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 46:22


Leka Devatha can show you how to make MONEY flipping houses, sure. Even more importantly, she can show you how to make LASTING relationships with mentors and peers.Leka is an active investor based in Seattle, WA. She moved to the US from India 13 years ago. She quit her corporate job at Nordstrom in 2014 and started Rehabit Homes, Inc. a company focused on residential redevelopment. After a string of successful flips, she obtained her broker's license in 2017 and became one of the top-producing agents in her office. She has now flipped over 45 homes and has expanded her focus to include land development, additions, acquiring long-term rentals both in state and out of state. She also serves as an advisor on the board of Certain Lending, a FinTech company based in SF.Learn how to leave corporate america, hit financial freedom, and design your dream life through our FREE Action Academy EBOOK:  "From W2 to World Travel"https://w2toworldtravel.comConnect with Us!Podcast Instagram: @actionacademypodcastPersonal Instagram: @brianluebben@leka_devathahttps://rehabithomes.comhttps://brianluebben.comResources:GoBundanceAre you an accredited investor and want to learn more about GoBundance?www.gobundance.comBook a call to learn more: www.calendly.com/brianluebben/grablifebig

The Second Phase Podcast - Personal Branding & Brand Marketing and Life Strategies for Success for Female Entrepreneurs

Have you struggled with figuring out how to price your product or service? This is a common challenge for entrepreneurs. However, if you use the 4 Pillars for Pricing, you can price your product or service with confidence that you will attract the right buyers and clients. How to price your product or service is dependent on several factors within your business, as well as your revenue goals. Charging your worth and value If you have a calling and aren't acting on it you are doing a disservice to those who need your service, your help. Likewise, if you don't charge for the service you provide, you are doing a disservice. Why? Because if people don't pay for something, they aren't going to be as invested in it and won't act and do the work that will create impact. Your knowledge, your value, and your time are worth charging for. If God is calling you to something, it is okay to charge for it. Even in the Bible people made money. The key is to use that money for good, creating a ripple effect of good in the world. About Ruth-Joy Connell Ruth-Joy noticed that she had a passion for helping others succeed. She didn't know exactly what she wanted to do, but she took action and trusted that eventually, she would figure it out. Her ultimate goal was to overcome financial insecurity and be a good steward of money. Using her own experience with money, growing up the daughter of immigrant parents, and her corporate background in sales and marketing, she helps her clients have the financial backbone to succeed and be their vision while having financial security. What is corporate revenue? Corporate revenue is working with companies who are willing to invest 5 figures or more. It is the company that is hiring you not necessarily an individual. Corporate revenue streams begin at 5 figures and go up from there. Even one of these contracts for an entrepreneur has a major impact on growing your business and allowing you to propel forward and have financial security. Robyn shared the example of a coach. Instead of working entrepreneur to entrepreneur, having a corporate revenue stream is working for a corporation and serving their employees. Even within corporations, there are intrapreneurs. They have the expertise, but they are working on behalf of someone else. Companies want the person take ownership, to run the team or project as if it were their own. This opens the door for entrepreneurs to work with corporations and position themselves to do that, while not having to change their business model. Entrepreneurs can go to companies and say that they want to partner with them to advance their individual employees, or partner with the company to provide resources and training. These companies often have resources set aside for this purpose. If you aren't reaching out to larger corporations, you are missing out on revenue opportunities. Robyn mentioned using LinkedIn to connect with corporate employees to open the door to connection opportunities within corporations. How to price your product or service Robyn emphasized creating a pricing structure that is aligned with your soulmate client. If you price based on your soulmate client and their financial resources, you may not attract them. This will result in frustration. Confidence We often present with fear around charging. This most often stems from a lack of confidence in our service and what we are providing versus our ideal client. Listen to episodes on money mindset here and here. The experiences we have had with money are valid and true. It is important not to discount them, but to work on money mindset around those experiences. If someone says they can't afford our fee, it will be a trigger for us. Therefore, it is important to navigate your own money mindset upfront, to deal with them separately from the work we are doing in our business so that we can show up as the best version of ourselves. This will help us help our clients navigate their money mindset issues when they think they can't afford something. If you are resourceful, the resources are available. Because we are human, confidence, fear, and our emotions have an impact on money mindset. The Pillars of Pricing Note that each pillar builds on the previous one to position your business for profitability. Profile Understanding who your target client is. Whether this is an individual or corporation, referred to as a profile. Understand the problem, challenge, or goal this person/company has that you can help them with. Problem – something that is causing their business harm. Challenge – something that they are struggling to overcome Goal – something that they want to achieve. You want to have a deep and thorough understanding of their problem, challenge, or goal and what they have tried, and what worked and didn't work for them in the past. What are the key factors that influence their buying decisions and what they are considering about investing in the solution they are looking for? This pillar is foundational for your understanding of what you are selling to the company and what they need. This is foundational for your confidence and for creating content that helps them understand how you can help them. By doing so, you will knock down barriers of objections because they will be confident in what you will provide for them. When you do the pre-work the numbers won't matter, they will know and understand the value you will provide upfront. Positioning This refers to a company's ability to influence the perspective of others and the work that they do. Another level of positioning is prestige. Prestige refers to how you influence your buyer's perception of your business. Ruth Joy used the example of Walmart, Target, and Nordstrom. Each one of them targets a unique population. They make sure that their profile is aligned with their positioning. Each one has its own level of success. Likewise, they attract the people that they are going to best serve. Listen to the episode on differentiation here. Proposition - Unique Value Proposition  Process – methodology you use  Results –outcomes you produce for your clients  Experience – the environment you create bringing people into you and how they feel when working with you. This answers the question of why a client should choose to work with you. Where do you put a stake in the ground to say you are the best? Which one are you excellent at? Robyn suggested looking at testimonials you receive from past clients to determine where your excellence lies. Profit margins You are not just talking about numbers when talking about pricing. What is left over after bills and salaries? Make sure that there is a minimum of 30% profit margin baked into the pricing of your service. This also must consider the time you are putting into serving your clients. What amount of time goes into creating and delivering your service. In addition, know your financial goals so that you can make enough revenue so you can achieve your overall goals for growth and future hiring. In other words, can your pricing cover your needs until the volume is achieved? To increase profit margins, use the free version of tools and systems, and processes until you know exactly what you need for the long term. Learn more about and connect with Ruth-Joy Connell: Ruth-Joy Connell's website Ruth-Joy's quiz Profit Scale Podcast Instagram Facebook LinkedIn Would you like to know more about building a successful foundation for long-term success? Download my free eBook on the Purpose to Results™ Method and the Success Equation. 

The Nordy Pod
Ep 12. Aurora James & Emma Grede, Founder & Chairwoman of the Fifteen Percent Pledge

The Nordy Pod

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 60:15 Very Popular


In this episode we're going to mix things up a bit and interview two people at once: the founder and the chairwoman of the Fifteen Percent Pledge, Aurora James and Emma Grede. As the founder of Brother Vellies—a brand initially aimed at highlighting African artisan shoemakers—Aurora James learned exactly how difficult it is to gain traction as an up-and-coming company, particularly from the vantage point of an underrepresented segment of the population. So, in May of 2020 immediately following the death of George Floyd, when people began asking the question, "What can we do to help support the Black community?" Aurora came up with an idea called the Fifteen Percent Pledge. She took to Instagram to challenge large retailers to dedicate 15% of their shelf space to Black-owned businesses. Enter Emma Grede, herself held in high regard throughout the fashion industry, who messaged Aurora directly with an inspired conviction to help this idea grow. Emma, cofounder of the very successful brands Good American and SKIMS, brought her extensive business background and connections to the table, helping to grow the philanthropic initiative into a larger nonprofit organization. Together, Aurora and Emma have created tangible and sustainable change for Black-owned businesses with the goal of building long-lasting generational wealth in Black communities. Nordstrom is proud to have been an early adopter of the Fifteen Percent Pledge, and I'm super excited to help highlight this really important initiative that has made a big impact on our industry already. After that you're going to hear my chat with Shaina Shepherd, a real rising star in the Seattle music scene. I met her years ago as our bands crossed paths at various events, but more recently, as Nordstrom started trying to find some music to accompany our marketing campaigns, Shaina's name popped into my head as the perfect voice to attach to the particular song we chose. So, join me now as we learn a little more about her story and how she came to be sitting here with me today. Thanks for tuning in to Episode 12. We hope you enjoy! If you'd like to learn more about the amazing work that Aurora and Emma are doing through the Fifteen Percent Pledge, head to 15percentpledge.org. Did you know that YOU can be on The Nordy Pod? This show isn't just a one-way conversation. We want to hear about what Nordstrom looks like through your eyes. Share your Nordstrom experience, good or bad, by giving us a call and leaving a voicemail at: 206.594.0526, or send an email to nordypodcast@nordstrom.com to be a part of the conversation!

Crosstalk America from VCY America
News Roundup & Comment

Crosstalk America from VCY America

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 53:00


Here's your weekly selection of highlights from the Crosstalk news desk-----Jim reported on the passing of Vladimir Zelenko at the age of 48. He countered the government and medical orthodoxy in his development of a successful treatment for COVID-19.----Jim also asked for prayers for Dr. Ed Hindson, from World Prophetic Ministry, who is currently in the cardiac intensive care unit.----President Joe Biden proposes to temporarily lift the Senate filibuster in order to codify Roe.----The director of the World Health Organization calls the reversal of Roe a setback.----An audio clip from NBC News where the Secretary of Health and Human Services says his agency is considering providing taxpayer funded transportation to women seeking out of state abortions.----The executive chairman of Dick's Sporting Goods paraded the company's decision to provide up to -4,000 in travel expenses to any employee, spouse or dependent, who chooses to get an abortion.----Shortly after the repealing of Roe v. Wade, large companies such as Bank of America, BlackRock, Disney, Goldman-Sachs, H-M, Macy's, Nike, Nordstrom and more- all pledged to pay thousands of dollars for their female employees to kill their children in the womb.----The office of Democratic New York Attorney General Letitia James demanded in a letter that Google exclude crisis pregnancy centers from search results about abortion.----84 lawless prosecutors from 29 states signed a joint statement vowing to disregard the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. ----West Virginia is now abortion free after the last abortion business in that state has stopped killing babies.

LOA Uncorked
Episode 73: Tim Shields - Living a Masterful Life

LOA Uncorked

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 52:26


Have you ever met someone who has artfully and intentionally leveraged their entire being to uniquely live in this world in masterful ways?  Someone who is humble?  Someone who is passionate?  Someone who is committed to doing the work and sharing the experience with others? Someone who so beautifully tells stories and shares experiences about their humanness that makes you have all the feels?  If so, you will love our guest on this episode of LOA Uncorked: Tim Shields! More about Tim: My love of travel was born as a soccer player in New Jersey's competitive soccer scene. My passion for the sport and the gift of athleticism took me all over the United States, Canada, Europe, and Jamaica, eventually earning me a full athletic scholarship to a top-20 Division I program at Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland. It was there I received a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and Philosophy. In 2006, I began my life as an adult traveler. After a relationship and a job ended in the same week, I left everything behind to volunteer for two months at an orphanage in Tanzania (featured on 60 Minutes). The following two summers I traveled with a friend throughout Holland, France, and Spain to create Jack Will Travel, a loosely defined adventure/creative writing and video project about two knuckleheads from New Jersey trying to make a travel show. I also dabbled in improv, commercial acting classes, and was the frontman in a Seattle band. In the professional arena, I've spent more than fifteen years writing, marketing, and developing campaigns for some of the world's largest brands, including Microsoft, Nordstrom, T-Mobile, Carbonite, Intel, Booking.com, American Express, Seattle Children's Hospital, and Holland America Line.  Unexpectedly, in November, 2016, I quit my 9-5 to help edit a book for an educator, lecturer, and NY Times bestselling author who explores the latest findings from the fields of neuroscience, quantum physics, and the science behind spontaneous remissions. In October, 2017 it debuted at #15 on Amazon and was translated into 28 languages within the first nine months of publication. Upon completion of this assignment, I bought a one-way ticket to Mexico and lived in San Miguel de Allende for 2.5 months to complete my own book. Currently I'm helping another NY Times bestselling author edit a book. And here we are... I'm always looking for new and interesting creative projects that either entertain or awaken people, so feel free to reach out. We hope you all enjoy and are inspired by our conversation with Tim.  Let us all transform and work hard to break out of our shells and fly (float really) more beautifully in this world. #Bethebutterfly! LOA Uncorked Assignment: Commit to acknowledging 4 things you are grateful for each day Commit to acknowledging 4 things you want to create and bring to the world Create your own personal alignment and mission statement Podcast References:   Tim's Website Tim's book: A Curious Year in the Great Vivarium Experiment Tim's Instagram MindGourmet Interview with Tim As always, thanks for listening and we look forward to sharing more LOA badassery conversations with you!  Please consider leaving a review and subscribing or dropping us a note to say hi and share your thoughts. www.loauncorked.com  l  loauncorked@gmail.com  I  Insta: @loauncorked  I  FB: loauncorked