Hustle + Gather

Hustle + Gather Podcast with Courtney and Dana

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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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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