Hustle + Gather

Hustle + Gather Podcast with Courtney and Dana

Does taking investment mean losing control? Would we invest in other businesses? New Conversations with Sisters

After the conversation with Amie Thompson, Courtney and Dana ponder whether or not they would take investment from others in their businesses. It sounds great to have money come in, but what does that mean for control and decision-making? And then, would they want to invest in other people’s businesses? How do you trust someone…

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The Natural Introvert’s Guide to Being a CEO, with Amie Thompson

In 2017, Amie Thompson was in a spot in her career where she was working all the time and making great money…except that she never had an opportunity to actually spend it.  So one day she left, with a plan to take six months off and relax.  Six months turned into a year, and when…

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What keeps you up at night & leaving an industry better than you found it: Conversations with Sisters

Does the fear of failure keep you up at night?  How about the fear of being a bad boss?  Have you ever wondered if you’re leaving your industry in a better place than you found it? On today’s Conversations with Sisters, Dana Kadwell and Courtney Hopper talk candidly about these questions and more. If you…

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When curiosity, creativity, and ethics determine your career path with Palm Sunday’s Lauren Jennings

Lauren Jennings dreamed of having her fashion designs in high end brands, and after graduating from Parsons School of Design, she was on the right path. She found a job working at a large commercial fasion house in New York City – but it was there that she discovered how her designs were actually made…

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Asking for help from your community, and learning through failure: Conversations with Sisters

On today’s Conversations with Sisters, Courtney and Dana talk about learning through their failures, why it’s so hard (but necessary) to ask for help from your community, and the challenges of giving your kids more than you had growing up. If you haven’t listened to the conversation A Good Day’s Jordan Kentris it’s the episode…

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Community and Authenticity; exposing the underbelly of hospitality with Jordan Kentris

Jordan Kentris has a successful invitation, stationery, and experience design company, and he was even named one of BizBash’s Most Innovative People in Events 2020.  But to get to this point, he’s made some mistakes – including the way he handled the million dollar wedding of his dreams. Today, Jordan talks to Courtney and Dana…

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Askholes and Therapy Funds: Conversations with Sisters

On today’s Conversations with Sisters, Courtney and Dana encourage everyone listening to not be askholes (tune in to find out what that means!), and whether they need to be saving up for their kids’ therapy funds. If you haven’t listened to the conversation with Voiceover Superhero Bonnie Williams it’s the episode before this one, on…

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Adapting your passion, with Voiceover Superhero Bonnie Williams

Bonnie Williams dreamt of playing Belle in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, but that never became reality. But, knowing Bonnie loved acting, a friend asked if she would be interested in recording a radio commercial in Southern California, and Bonnie found a new passion: voiceover work. In this episode, hear Bonnie tell the story…

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Why is giving and receiving feedback so hard? LIVE with Wedding for Real’s Megan Gillikin

No matter what ladder you’re trying to climb, no matter what industry you’re going to be at the top of, you have to be able to be a listener and hear constructive feedback.  And yet, why is it so difficult to take feedback?  And why are we so afraid of hurting someone else’s feelilngs when…

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The Search for Significance in Life, Busy-ness, and the F-It List: Conversations with Sisters

Do you ever wonder why you hustle every day until you can’t, then literally do nothing because you’re going through a phase of burnout / depression? But you do it again the next day because you can’t stop moving? Maybe you’re searching for your own significance, and the key is to find significance in the…

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