Hustle + Gather

Hustle + Gather Podcast with Courtney and Dana

PartySlate’s Julie Novack on quitting her job, raising $15M, and surviving the pandemic

In 2014, everything was going well for Julie Novack. She had spent her career at digital marketing agencies, at times with $50M budgets and in charge of 250 people. It was a fulfilling career that most would dream of.  Except Julie’s dream was the idea that she couldn’t stop talking about for years – a…

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We’re all still just figuring it out: Conversations with Sisters

Last week, Courtney and Dana talked with former pro-basketball player Marcus Ginyard about his journey to reinvent himself. In this episode, hear about them discuss the challenges of transitioning your life as an adult and the struggles of deciding what the hell you want to do—which should never include cutting your own bangs. Transcript Courtney…

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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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