Hustle + Gather

Hustle + Gather Podcast with Courtney and Dana

You’ll never win right away, with Marcus Ginyard

Basketball has been Marcus Ginyard’s life for the last 31 years. And after a 12-year pro-career on the court, the Tar Heel basketball alum is reinventing himself in the Triangle. In this episode, hear how what he learned while becoming a successful athlete is helping him find success in what he calls “the real world.”…

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What does it mean to love yourself unconditionally? Conversations with Sisters

Last week, Don Mamone taught Courtney and Dana a lot about self-love. In this episode, learn how they’ve learned to love themselves and how they’re helping to cultivate that love in their children, too. Hustle and Gather is hosted by Courtney Hopper and Dana Kadwell, and is produced by Earfluence.  Courtney and Dana’s hustles include…

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Just be yourself already, with Don Mamone

A hospitality veteran and photography entrepreneur, Don Mamone was afraid that their business would be at risk if they were to be who they knew they were. When they finally decided it was time to live their authentic truth, the outpouring of acceptance was greater than they could’ve ever imagined. In this episode, learn what…

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Are you running toward something or away from something? Conversations with Sisters

On last week’s episode, Brandee Gaar from the Wedding Pro CEO Podcast talked about how you come to a point in business where you have a choice – run FROM fear, or run TO something that’s both exciting and scary. Today, Courtney and Dana unpack that conversation;  plus, how lavish celebrations truly fill a need…

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Are you DOING the work, or GROWING your business?

When Brandee Gaar left her job in hospitality, she had to work hard to build her business. She wore all the hats – sales, marketing, SOPs, hiring, firing, customer relations, and everything else that comes with running a small business.  She wasn’t making much, but she realized that in order to make more money, she…

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You failed, now move on: Conversations with Sisters

On last week’s episode, Married at First Sight’s Rachel DeAlto talked about her times when life was going nowhere – a law career that didn’t work out, a startup that ran out of money, and a messy divorce. But she started over, pushed through, and now she’s one of the most prominent relationship experts. Today,…

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Failure, Reinvention, and Finding Relatability, with Married at First Sight’s Rachel DeAlto

When you see Rachel DeAlto now, you see a success story – a relationship expert who’s been on Married at First Sight and Oprah, and published in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.  What you won’t see is what happened before the success – a law career that went nowhere, a failed startup,…

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Perfecting the Partnership, with Rock Paper Coin’s Nora and Elizabeth Sheils

When sisters-in-law Nora and Elizabeth Sheils started Rock Paper Coin in 2018, they quickly found that running a software company was nothing like running a typical wedding industry business. First and foremost, they needed funding, which was going well – until an investor backed out at the last minute.  In today’s episode, Nora and Elizabeth…

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Searching for validation: with possessions, respect from others, and from within: Conversations with Sisters

On last week’s episode, Kelly Breakstone Roth brought up conscious consumerism – being aware of what we’re buying at where it came from.  But why do we purchase the things that we do? Is it because we need them? Or because it validates us in some way? Plus, we explore regret and the concept that,…

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Bringing local artists to the global market through conscious consumerism, with Kelly Breakstone Roth

“We’re not encouraging people to consume. We’re encouraging people to make better choices when they decide to buy something.” This quote from Kelly Breakstone Roth can be applied to just about any industry – we need to guide people to make the best choice. But how can we do that?  For Kelly, she’s found a…

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