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Self Care through a Worldwide Pandemic, with Marcelletta Miles

Marci Miles is a healer – a nurse by trade turned authentic healer/leader through Raleigh Coaching Academy – and she can shed some light on self care during this change that we’re all going through.  Today, Marci and Kathleen talk about grief of your old life pre-Coronavirus, how we can all help each other heal,…

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Cancer Warrior Jen Hoverstad, Kay Yow Cancer Fund Director of Community Engagement

Jen Hoverstad is a cancer survivor, attorney, Tedx speaker, marketer, mom, wife, podcaster, all around amazing person, and now the Director of Community Engagement at the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. On the show, Jen talks about her cancer journey, what it truly means to be an influencer, how she does it all, and her new…

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Food Scientist Adds Nutrients to Family’s Secret Recipe (Num Num Sauce)

Food scientist Michael Lloyd, CEO of Num Num Sauce, wants to change condiments to make them healthy. He started with his grandfather’s recipes from 40 years ago, then developed a process to get more vegetables and less sodium into his line of Num Num Sauces, and STILL have them test great. The company has been…

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Ask a Straight Guy / Ask Two Queer Women of Color

This is our second episode in our special “Ask a…” series – “Ask a Straight Guy and Ask Two Queer Women of Color”. In this series, we ask uncomfortable questions around all types of diversity and initiate courageous conversations that allow us to break down barriers and find aspects of connectivity as people. The straight…

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Designing A Personal Brand

Senior UX Designer and host of the Talk West Podcast Chris Bunn sits down with Walk West CEO Donald Thompson about redesigning Don’s personal brand – what it means to build a brand aesthetic, being on the cutting edge of design while keeping a cohesive user experience, and why branding isn’t only about the website….

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102: Bringing Your Clients, Vendors, and Team Into the Digital Age, with Nora Shiels

Today we’re talking all about how to get your clients, your vendors, and your team on board with the digital age. Sometimes it’s super frustrating when clients can’t figure out how to sign a contract, or a vendor is ridiculously slow to respond, or a team member doesn’t respond the way you want them to….

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Chapter 2: The Navigator’s Hat

“A flower doesn’t blossom without the right nutrients, water, soil, and sunlight; and neither does a company. The journey of a founder is just that – a journey.  And while often unpredictable, prioritizing just enough structure to cultivate the creative vision increases the probability for success.” – Molly Demarest, Former General Manager of American Undereground….

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How Did Hassan and Meleata Pinto Raise 3 D1 Student Athletes?

Hassan and Meleata Pinto are rockstar parents and professionals. All three of their children are on full scholarships playing soccer – at Elon then transferring to Duke, at UNC to play for the legendary Anson Dorrance, and at Princeton – all elite schools both academically and athletically. Hassan is now the Senior VP of Business…

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My Journey to Authentic Leadership

On the first episode of the Authenticity is Contagious Podcast, leadership coach Kathleen O’Grady embraces her nerves and her authenticity by letting Weddings for Real host Megan Gillikin ask her questions on her journey to leadership. And then Kathleen goes into coach mode with Megan, as the listener gets an inside glimpse into what a…

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Leading with Compassion During COVID-19, with Johnny Chappell

Leading a team through the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic is a challenge we’ve never faced before. Everyone is home, there’s potentially less work and hours for your team, and you simply don’t have all the answers. So how can you lead in an authentic and empathetic way?  Kathleen talked to Johnny Chappell from Chappell Residential, who…

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