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Becoming Your Own Best Friend, with Julia Meder

Julia Meder is an authentic leadership coach based in Germany and graduate of Raleigh Coaching Academy. In this time of COVID-19, Julia noticed that being isolated is similar to the experience of being an expatriate – and it’s not easy. On the episode, Julia talks about her struggles, rising from the ashes like a phoenix,…

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105: How to Work with a Virtual Assistant, with Julie Painter (Dallas Girl Friday)

Julie Painter (aka Dallas Girl Friday) is a virtual assistant who specializes in the wedding industry, and today she gives the inside scoop on what a VA does, when you should think about hiring a VA, and how to work best together. Weddings for Real is brought to you by The Planner’s Vault, a membership site…

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Why Charles Barkley Invested in Ashlyn Sanders, CEO of NeuroVice

Ashlyn Sanders was super successful academically and on track to become a doctor. She graduated from UNC a year early, interned in the Obama White House, and went to grad school at Duke. But while at Duke, a life altering diagnosis steered her to the path of entrepreneurship and an eventual investment from NBA legend…

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Can WeMovv Be the Uber of Rural Transportation?

Dante Evans has been in the transportation industry for 32 years, many of those driving a bus, and he sees a problem. People in rural communities don’t have access to transportation that many of us in more urban areas take for granted. There aren’t as many bus routes, ride shares aren’t as available, and it’s…

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Overcoming Crippling Imposter Syndrome, with Alaina Money-Garman

Alaina Money-Garman has had to battle shame, imposter syndrome, sexism, and so much more to become her true authentic self. Today she talks about her rise as a woman in an industry dominated by men, the shame of breaking up her marriage to be with her boss, the imposter syndrome because she knew what people…

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104: Defining Luxury on Your Own Terms, with The Flower Guy Bron

Have you ever felt the pressure of keeping up with what looks “elegant” or “luxurious” on Instagram? Why? Why do we care about matching what we see on the cover of The Knot or Martha Stewart Weddings? Isn’t it more important that our clients are happy and we’re and we’re running a profitable business? Isn’t…

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Gen Z Roundtable: What are the Leaders of Tomorrow Looking For?

What are the leaders of tomorrow looking for in companies they’re working for? What brands to they admire (or not)? What do they want Boomers and Gen X to know about them?  Join us in our virtual roundtable discussion with 4 future leaders from Gen Z – Tea Blumer, Gaven Kerr, Ciera Thompson, and Jalen…

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Personalized Books to Solve Underrepresentation in Children’s Literature (Keepsake Tales)

“When you look at the, the children’s literature market today, you see large groups of children that are excluded. When you’re not able to see yourself in a children’s book, it has major consequences on your view of your own value, your self esteem, your place in society.” Michael Vaggalis from Keepsake Tales is on…

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Chapter 3: The Banker’s Hat

“Fund raising can be all consuming, but it’s absolutely necessary to the success of your business, both short-term and long-term” – David Morris, Managing Partner, Forrest Firm Durham. This is Chapter 3: The Banker’s Hat. The author of Startup Hats is David Gardner, a seven-time successful startup entrepreneur who now spends his time advising and…

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103: Setting Boundaries with Your Clients, with Executive Coach Kathleen O’Grady

Ok, so raise your hand if you feel like you are setting firm boundaries with your clients, and you almost always stick to those boundaries while working with them. No hands? It’s a struggle for everyone, but we all need to be better at setting boundaries because it’s not fair to our teams, our families,…

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