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A Bronx Tale’s Breia Kelley: Durham Native and 2019 Elon Graduate Has Always Been “Broadway Bound”

Breia Kelley is a Durham native and just graduated from Elon in 2019. And her first job out of college is the national tour of A Bronx Tale, which is coming to DPAC November 5th through 10th.  On the podcast today, Breia talks about how she got her start in acting, why she wrote “Broadway…

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Season 2 – Episode 15 – Advice to New CEOs with Donald Thompson

“A lot of people become a CEO for the first time with no experience. It’s kinda like becoming a parent. There’s not really qualifications to be a CEO. You can print a business card, you can start a business, then you are in charge of something and really responsible for taking something from a concept…

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82: On the Couples’ Therapy Couch with Christian Charette, Part 1: Roadblocks in Relationships

Megan and Jason went onto the couples’ therapy couch and got some amazing advice from their own therapist, Christian Charette from Couple Forward in Raleigh NC. This episode is a two-parter, and today Christian shares what roadblocks in a relationship can lead to tension.  So let’s get uncomfortable and learn how we can be better…

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Season 2 – Episode 14 – Advice for Startup Entrepreneurs from Venture Capitalist Tim McLoughlin, Partner at Cofounders Capital

Tim McLoughlin is a Trianlge native and partner at Cofounders Capital, a Cary NC based venture capital firm that has raised over $30 million to invest in tech startups. On the show today, you’ll hear how Tim and David Gardner (founder of Cofounders Capital) got connected, why the Triangle is such a special place for…

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81: Creating a Cozy Courtship with Your Clients, with Alisha Chadee

Alisha Chadee is the co-owner of Events by Whim Event Planning in Toronto Ontario, and she comes on the show today to talk about how to make your clients feel like they’re the only ones you’re working with.  It takes strategic time management and boundaries, and Alisha gives some amazing tips! At the top of…

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What It’s Like Backstage at DPAC, with Technical Director Josh Anderson

Josh Anderson has been the Technical Director of DPAC since it opened in 2008, and he has some amazing stories to tell (some he can share, and some he can’t) about what goes on backstage.  Find out what it’s like being a technical director, what some of his favorite shows are, who he’s been awestruck…

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Season 2 – Episode 13 – The Diversity You Can’t See & Becoming a Leader, with American Underground GM Molly Demarest

Molly Demarest is the General Manager of American Underground Startup Hub in Durham NC. Throughout her career, she has grown into leadership of the American Underground team and mentorship of aspiring entrepreneurs.  But when she was growing up, she could never have guessed she’d be this successful.  With a learning disability and ADHD, Molly knew…

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80: Time to Stop Neglecting Pinterest, with The Bridal Theory’s Amanda Writesman

Amanda Writesman is screaming from the rooftop that – if you’re a wedding vendor – you need to get your Pinterest game back on point!  Will you listen to her?  If you want an easy way to put content out there that you already have, with the purpose of driving couples to your website, in…

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Season 2 – Episode 012 – How Pretend’s Javier Leiva Turned a Side Hustle to One Million Podcast Downloads

Javier Leiva is a creative director at Red Hat and former Emmy winning TV producer. But today, we talk to Javier about his podcast side hustle, Pretend, which now has over a million downloads. We talk about how Pretend started, its successes and opportunities, sacrificing sleep, keeping priorities straight, and advice for all the side…

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79: Going the Extra Mile for Your Clients, with Entertainer Artem Lomaz

Artem Lomaz is DJ Times’ Entertainer of the Year two years in a row, in 2018 and 2019!  Today he talks about what he does to go the extra mile for his clients, from sentimental cards, to trying (and still trying!) to get Lil Jon to send a message to one of his clients.  Artem…

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