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 tele-coaching and business automation platform to match coaches and clients.

If you’re drinking along with us, that means you have a Guiness Ice Cream Float!


Dana: Welcome to Hustle and Gather, a podcast about inspiring the everyday entrepreneur to take the leap. I’m Dana 

Courtney: and I’m Courtney.

Dana: And we are two sisters who love business. On this show we talk about the ups and downs to the hustle and the reward at the end of the journey. 

Courtney: And we know challenges that come with starting a business between operating our buddy venue, doing, speaking, and consulting and starting our luxury wedding planning company. We wake up and hustle every day, 

Dana: But we love what we do. And today we’re talking with Nichole Lowe, CEO and founder of Solelife. Solelife is the first telecoach digital ecosystem to help coaches increase growth and profitability While serving their clients. Nicole builds a thriving coaching business in California with a proven track record over 25 years of experience driving sales growth and leading teams.

Nicole is a decisive leader, strong communicator, confident taking risks, confronting challenges, and building relationships. Nicole, welcome to Hustle and Gather, we’re so excited to have you. 

Nichole: Thank you for having me, ladies. I’m excited to be on here.

Courtney: Sounds like you could have added general bad ass, by the way, for those of you that are listening, we are drinking a Guinness ice cream float. As always, you can find the recipe in our show notes. 

Dana: You shared a little bit about your backstory with us and your journey is just amazing and so inspiring, but we’d love for you to tell our listeners a little bit about how you started your career in the TV and film industry, and really why you wanted to get out of it. Cause it seems like that’s the dream for so many people. 

Courtney: You have so many people are striving towards that.

Nichole: I did it opposite, which if you knew me, if you talk to my family, it’s like pretty much M.O. for Nicole to do everything kind of backwards and opposite. you know, as a, as an entrepreneur and a CEO and founder of a tech company now in my life, and I look back at 24, I mean, our frontal lobes aren’t even developed by then, right. 

Nichole: So, um, which is crazy when I think back and what, what we can do. We have so much energy when we’re that age, but I had a lot of energy and a lot of tenacity, but not a lot of wisdom of 24. So, there was a lot of just excitement building a company, creating a lot of jobs and doing a lot of fun things. But my word, it was a lot of work.  It was a lot of learning on the job, but to answer your question, I was, I was producing at the time and the production company that I owned.

I did everything from working on commercials, documentaries, television shows. I also did a lot of stuff out at Paisley Park with Prince and worked on some music videos and things like that. And I loved it.

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Hustle and Gather is hosted by Courtney Hopper and Dana Kadwell, and is produced by Earfluence.  Courtney and Dana’s hustles include C&D Events, Hustle and Gather, and The Bradford Wedding Venue.

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