Hustle + Gather

Hustle + Gather Podcast with Courtney and Dana

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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When the Corporate America dream job becomes a self-limiting nightmare, with Amanda McKay

Amanda McKay didn’t have a lot of money growing up, and her mom had to hustle to raise 4 kids.  When Amanda pictured her career, she knew she would get into corporate America, work hard, dress nice, and climb the corporate ladder. But when she finally got her dream job…she hated it and fell into…

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Do you have a why? Or are you shooting aimlessly? Conversations with Sisters

In the intro of each episode, Courtney Hopper and Dana Kadwell say they “wake up and hustle every day.”  That’s the life of the entrepreneur – hustling to make that sale, hustling to hire that next employee, hustling to be respected in your industry… But do we know why we’re hustling so hard?  Do we…

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Do you have an expensive hobby or something Substantial, with Greg Hedgepeth

One day Greg Hedgepeth’s grandpa took him into the woods, gave him a gun, and taught him an important life lesson that you can’t just shoot aimlessly – you need to have a why you do the things you do.  Years later, Greg was working as a professor at Shaw University and as the director…

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Playing small, and “You might be an entrepreneur if…” – Conversations with Sisters

In today’s Conversations with Sisters, Courtney and Dana unpack last week’s episode with Nichole Lowe. Specifically, why do we think small sometimes to protech ourselves from rejection?  Plus, everybody’s favorite new game, “You Might be an Entrepreneur if…” If you haven’t listened to the conversation with Zoee (formerly SoleLife) CEO Nichole Lowe, it’s the episode before…

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Telling Prince “I Quit” and Narrowly Missing 9/11, with Nichole Lowe

Nichole Lowe had it all in her 20’s – she had her own production company where she worked on commercials, documentaries, television shows – and even shows and music videos for Prince. Life was pretty amazing – until she realized it wasn’t the life she wanted. Nichole is now CEO of Zoee (formerly SoleLife), a…

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Past Lives, and the BS of “Everything Happens for a Reason” – Conversations with Sisters

Last week, we talked to Oracle Dan Beck about what’s written in the stars. But can we really use astrology as a guide? Today we unpack our past lives, if everything that happens in this life is fate, and why we as an Aries and a Virgo work well together. If you haven’t listened to…

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What astrology can teach you about entrepreneurship, with Oracle Dan Beck

Have you ever wondered how your star chart affects your mood, your drive, and your ability to thrive in chaos? When you think about astrology, are you closed off from learning more about yourself, or open to learn what’s written in the stars? Daniel Beck is an Oracle in New Orleans and founder of Inner…

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Can brands really be authentic on social media? Plus our dramatic teaching resignations: Conversations with Sisters

On last week’s episode, Courtney Bowman from Raleigh Cheesy talked about how her instagram presence shot through the roof, and her business came along with it. But then, the same authenticity that people loved…well, it backfired.  So today, Courtney and Dana discuss social media secret sauce and if brands can truly be authentic. If you…

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