Interviews

July 7, 2016

How To Maximize Your Natural Productivity with Puja Madan

Welcome to this Episode of Thrive “How To Maximize Your Natural Productivity” with my guest Puja Madan. Puja Madan is a leadership expert who teaches women from around the world a system of productivity and life-design that connects them to their inner strength, wisdom and natural rhythms. She is the best-selling co-author of Unleash Your Inner Magnificence and 365 Ways to Connect with Your Soul. Puja also contributes regularly to publications like the Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen and ElephantJournal. Puja talks about her unique system of productivity that allows people to connect to their own higher power to be productive using their natural rhythms. She talks about her path to this work when she found herself leading a double life on the one side in a successful, high-driven corporate job and on the other being pulled into exploring her softer side looking at meditation and spiritual teachings. She also teaches us about how to use the different seasons of our day to know how and when to work and how to balance both feminine and masculine energy to be most productive. Puja is a great light, I hope you enjoy this episode of Thrive!            
June 30, 2016

How To Look Picture Perfect In Brand Photos with Rachael Rubin

Welcome to this episode of Thrive with my special guest, photographer, Rachael Rubin. As owner of Beauty PaRLR & RLR Studio, Rachael Rubin is a rising star in the beauty and photography world. At the tender age of 25, Rachael has created a truly unique salon which brings world-class hair and make-up techniques along with high-end photography under one roof. She works with everyone from stay-at-home moms who want to look their best to local celebrities and industry leaders who need to be camera ready to establish their brand. On this episode, Rachael shares some of her best tips to look and feel beautiful in front of the camera so you can look like a star brand. She talks about tricks of the trade and also what is on-trend right based on her global travels and research. Rachael is also an extremely successful entrepreneur creating one of the coolest salons on the East Coast and we talk about what it takes to sky-rocket your success at such a young age. Rachael is has an extremely hip and sophisticated point of view and is a total phenom. I hope you enjoy the show! On this episode, I ask Rachael: 1. How […]
June 24, 2016

Why The Best Brands Are Home-Made with Heather Poduska

So often we try to build our brands based on what we think will make the most money, but in reality, the best, most profitable brands are usually home-made. They come from going back to the place inside ourselves where are beliefs are formed, usually from childhood. Being fueled by your self of home is extremely powerful. Just think of Lebron James who recently went home to Cleveland to win the NBA championship. He was on fire for the trophy, especially because it was on his home turf. When you understand what fuels, why you are doing what you are doing, and what makes you who you are, you are unstoppable!            
June 23, 2016

How To Host a Profitable Live Event with Linda Cain

Welcome to this episode of Thrive “How To Host a Profitable Live Event” with my guest Linda Cain. Linda is the owner of Blu Diamond Event Management which offers a variety of services to the live event industry clients with full production of live events, retreats or mastermind programs with tailored planning for each occasion. On this episode, Linda shares with us how to create a fun, profitable event whether you are just beginning with live events or are ready for something bigger. She covered how to price your events, for example, how to price a one-day versus a 3-day event and how to price your offer if you’re a guest speaker at someone else’s event. Linda also shared with us different models of live events and how to match your event to your business model. She even told how to create a 5-star event for a low, low price! Linda is a wealth of knowledge, so grab your pencils. You’ll want to take notes!            
June 16, 2016

Why You Need To Talk More Smack with Heather Poduska

Welcome to this episode of Thrive “Why You Need To Talk More Smack” with yours truly, Heather Poduska. On this episode, I talk about why it’s so important to understand how to talk about yourself in a powerful way. It does not only teaches others how you want to be seen, but also reinforces our own beliefs about who we are. Talking smack is not about putting others down, but lifting up your own spirit.            
June 9, 2016

How To Find the Spiritual Compass of the Soul with Laura Clark

Welcome to this episode of Thrive “How To Find the Spiritual Compass of the Soul” with my guest Laura Clark. Known as the Soul Wise Living Mentor, Laura Clark teaches professional women how to embrace their own inner wisdom to overcome the challenges of life through a unique process of awaking and intuition development. She is also the co-author of the international best-selling book “Choosing Happiness: Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul. On this episode Laura shares how to get rid of the clutter in your life so you can hear your inner wisdom. Laura believes everyone has great intuition, but they don’t always take the time to listen to it. She gives some great tips on how best to tune in, especially for busy entrepreneurs. Laura also talked about the power of mantras and how she used hers to power through a road race with a twisted ankle. And she shares the power of listening to your body when you are trying to make important decisions, like when to make a big leap or not when you’re feeling scared. Laura is kind and wise. I hope you enjoy the show!            
June 2, 2016

How To Have A Peaceful Death with Deanna Cochran

Welcome to this episode of Thrive, “How To Have a Peaceful Death” with my guest Deanna Cochran. Deanna Cochran is a death doula and world leader in the positive death movement where she serves families and organization who work with end of life.. She is the creator of the first multidisciplinary community called The End of Life Practitioner’s Collective to be a resources for consumer. She has been featured in the New York Times and is the author of the upcoming book “But I’m Not Dying! Palliative Care From Diagnosis Onward.” In this episode, Deanna tells us what a death doula is and how she came in to this line of work. How her experience with death as a young child set the tone for her life’s work of service. Deanna also explains to us what a peaceful death looks like and how we can prepare ourselves for that time of life for ourselves and our families. Then Deanna and I shift gears and talk about how she grew her business into something profitable and what other service-oriented entrepreneurs need to think about in order to be successful without selling their souls. I was really bless to have Deanna on […]
May 26, 2016

How To Create A Highly Visible Brand with Joie Gharrity

“How To Create A Highly Visible Brand” Gharrity founder of 113 Branding is a Brand Strategist, Marketer, Speaker and Author. She worked in the Hollywood entertainment industry for 15+ years at top companies, such as The Walt Disney Company and Sony Pictures, in film, television, original web content and branded entertainment. Joie recently launched her book The Red Carpet Guide to Visibility and Influence. On this episode, Joie talks about how her experience with big Hollywood studios taught her what you really need to do to create an influential brand and the importance of building meaningful tribes. She talks about the difference between organic selling by giving value and the old model of upselling and pitch-fests. And finally, Joie share tips from her new book on how to leverage your visibility by shining the light on others to become a true star.              
May 19, 2016

How To Simplify Your Life With Feng Shui with Christine Bove

Welcome to this episode of Thrive, “How To Simplify Your Life With Feng Shui” with Christine Bove. Christine is a Feng Shui expert and the co-author of “Balance for Busy Moms: A Stress-Free Guide to Tranquility” who teaches busy career women how to simplify their lifestyle from their work, home, wardrobe and diet. She uses Feng Shui to create a mindset for success while also helping clients organize and beautify their space to create an image that reflects their personal style and she has the ability to see beyond her client’s words and look deeper to begin true healing. In this episode Christine explains to us what Feng Shui is and how we can use it to see how our life is out of alignment with our goals. She also shares how we can use Feng Shui to style our space to actually grow our brands and why it’s important to allow your environment to change as your brand grows. She gives some really great tips on how to choose where you want to have your work space depending on what you need to feel to be most creative.              
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