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Adam Jackson Photog

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Turning a hobby in to a career?

Is it possible to turn a hobby you are passionate about into a paying career is a question I am often asked by friends and listeners.

My guest today, Adam Jackson, is on the verge of finding out. Adam’s photography is getting him some recognition he didn’t think possible when he first started his hobby as he traveled the states for his “day job” as a business development manager for environmental systems with a past in engineering. The creative side of his brain is taking some phenomenal landscape and celestial photos. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering Technology you wouldn’t think he would be able to pivot careers into photography but he is learning social media uses for photography and how he can provide value to people that would like to learn and/or appreciate his photography skills.

“Thinking, man, I’ve wasted these opportunities across the nation of all the top spots. I have the luxury of traveling and not everyone gets to do that”.  ~ Adam Jackson on why he takes his camera with him everywhere he goes now

He shares his journey from engineer to owning a guitar business, which started his photography, to being paid as a professional photographer and now teaching others how to explore their photography passions. He gets to travel for his “day job” and take the extra time to see and take pictures of the fantastic scenery around us. Make sure to check out and subscribe to his Instagram page to learn more about him and his photos.

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Cake by Courtney

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Cake by Courtney owner, Courtney Rich, is my guest today. This isn’t déjà vu. Courtney is my first guest to be a repeat guest on my podcast. She is a self taught, baker extraordinaire who is using the lockdown situation to improve her relationships at home and interact on her social media platforms on a more personal basis.

We had a great follow up conversation about how the lockdown affected her cake business, design classes and her new podcast, Courtney: Beyond the Cake. I might be biased, but I think her entry into podcasting as a way to connect with her fans is great. There are so many opportunities to reach customers and fans in different platforms and formats that we should do our best to provide what they want.

“the silver lining of a challenge like this (quarantine) is that it kind of puts them to try something new….you see a ton of people trying new hobbies or DIY projects around the house” ~ Courtney Rich

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ABOUT

I long ago ditched box mixes in pursuit of melt-in-your-mouth, to-die-for flavor combinations, fillings and textures. I believe cake must be decadent, life-changing and worthy of celebration! And I believe anyone should be able to bake that kind of cake – and I’m here to teach you just that!

I didn’t bake my first cake from scratch until I was 26, when my son turned one. It looked like a big brown mound with sprinkles and a candle – honestly, a train-wreck, but it tasted delicious and I was hooked! Over the last nine years, I’ve taught myself the dos and don’ts of baking cakes through a lot of trial and error. Now, I want to share the simple basics that look impressive, but are easy to master. My goal is to inspire you to give baking from scratch a try. I’m all about, if I can do it, you can too! 

I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University in broadcast journalism, not food science. The broadcasting degree has come in handy, however.  After 13 years as a focus group moderator for a major television consulting firm, I’m able to bring my experiences full circle as I share my baking passion on local television and in food conferences all over the country.

I’m also the mother of two amazing kids, am married to my best friend, and teach cake classes at Orson Gygi Culinary Arts Center, in Salt Lake City.

Ariel Garten MUSE

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Ariel Garten is my guest today. She is a neuroscientist, mom, entrepreneur and co-founder of a company that creates MUSE: a brain sensing headband. It was exciting to speak with Ariel about meditation and how it can be a benefit for business travelers. Any interest in reducing jet lag, improving focus and being at your best you can after traveling then maybe meditation and MUSE might be a great fit.

                “There are lots of great hacks. My son had his frequent flyer account since the age of two years, the moment I needed to start paying for seats for him.” – Ariel Garten

It was a great talk about how a passion for neuroscience and meditation has provided many opportunities for Ariel to travel, speak and share her passions with others. Maybe an unlikely career path to be able to travel but she found a way to help others and travel at the same time.

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ABOUT

Ariel Garten: neuroscientist, innovator, and entrepreneur whose driving purpose is to empower and help others overcome mental obstacles in order to live healthy, happy lives and reach their maximum potential. Garten is one of the Founders of InteraXon, the makers of Muse: the brain sensing headband. Muse is the award-winning wearable technology that assists and trains meditation and mindfulness. Before founding InteraXon, Ariel was not only trained as a neuroscientist and psychotherapist, but also started her own international clothing line while she worked in labs researching Parkinson’s disease and hippocampal neurogenesis. Her creativity and entrepreneurial drive, combined with her fascination with the brain, lead her to bring together two like minded friends and together they founded InteraXon, a Silicon Valley backed startup that allowed people to control computers with their minds, the technology that sparked the creation of Muse. The technology was the feature showcase at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, where they allowed over 7,000 people control the lights on the CN tower, Canadian parliament buildings, and Niagara Falls with their brains from across the country. Muse is now used and loved around the world, in 5 languages with over 5,000,000 sessions of meditation.  Ariel and her team have been featured in over 1000 media pieces, including CNN, Forbes, Fortune, WSJ, etc. and recipients of multiple innovation awards. These days, Ariel can be found at home playing with her 2 year old or on stage across the world speaking about happiness, meditation, understanding mental health, empowering women in business, or telling her own innovation story, consistently giving her audiences the tools they need to help them become their best selves.

Bobby Genovese FUN

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Bobby Genovese is my guest today. Bobby is entrepreneur, father, friend and philanthropist who lives life by the mantra “who has more fun than us”.  It was a great chat with Bobby to hear about a different mentality regarding business travel. He travels the world working on projects he “wants” to work on. He brings his children with him as much as possible and makes having fun an equal part of traveling for his businesses. This is especially important with everything that is going on around the world during the current pandemic.

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ABOUT

Connecting enthusiastic people with winning opportunities is one of Bobby Genovese’s greatest passions, which began at age 25 when he founded his first company in his native Ontario before establishing BG Capital Group Limited and BG Capital Management Corporation, both based in The Bahamas, with associate management offices in Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Barbados, Toronto and Vancouver. “More than working hard and being smart, seeing the big picture is key.”

A seasoned equestrian, Genovese brought his accomplishments in business to the polo field where he enjoyed equal success as a polo player and team owner, which led to the creation of multiple polo and equestrian clubs including his flagship BG Polo & Equestrian Resort in Ocala, Florida. In 2013 his love for adventure and preservation of natural resources grew into the creation of BG Signature, a global portfolio of extraordinary destinations and experiences. The private access VIP collection spans the spectrum of events in sports, fashion, culture and more.

Genovese also dedicates his time, energy and substantial resources to numerous philanthropic endeavors, especially those that serve children. His chairmanship of the annual Car and Boat Rally Scavenger Cups, which began in 2007, has helped raise more than $16 million for Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, Canada’s largest and most sophisticated centre for pediatric cancer research, treatment and care. “Giving back is both a privilege and a responsibility.”

Jamey Whetstone – Fresh Vine

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Jamey Whetstone is my guest today. Fresh Vine Wines is his latest venture making wine a little healthier while maintaining the great taste. As the wine maker for Whetstone Winery, Jamey is always looking for new ways to create great tasting wine while maintaining his active lifestyle.

We chat about the many hours and days required to produce, sell and distribute a great wine from the Napa Valley region in California. We spent some time talking about the balancing act of being a husband and father to his children and a running a successful business.

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MEET THE WINEMAKER
Jamey Whetstone

Jamey moved out to California from his home in South Carolina to manage Mustards Grill in 1996. Simply captivated by the community, lifestyle, and culture of wine country, he found himself quickly growing roots. By 1998, he had begun his winemaking education at Turley Wine Cellars where he would remain in his apprenticeship until 2005. During that time, he spent a summer sabbatical working for the Seysses family at Domaine Dujac in Morey-Saint-Denis and laid the groundwork for Whetstone Wine Cellars, which he founded in 2002.

BETTER WINES FOR AN ACTIVE LIFE

Jamey shares in our vision to create better wines that compliment his active lifestyle. Jamey is an avid surfer, skier, and all-around outdoorsman. His passion for winemaking is mirrored by his passion for adventure, and he wanted to create a health-conscious wine alternative that he can be proud to bring to the table. Our Fresh Vine Cabernet Sauvignon is the first release of those wines.

Rafi Anteby – CONSCIOUS TRAVELER

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Rafi Anteby is my guest today. Rafi is known as the “conscious traveler” and that has never been more so than right now. He set up the REloading Life Gala to benefit Australia’s wildlife. The gala will be hosted by Jamie Foxx and Renee Bargh on March 16 in Los Angeles at the Vibrato Grill. The proceeds from the event are to benefit an emergency triage for wounded animals on Kangaroo Island. This triage center will become a protected wildlife sanctuary that will help heal the animals of Australia.

In addition to Rafi’s help with the Australia wildfire damage, he is also known for his jewelry design companies, Bullets 4 Peace and The Domino Effect.

He is proof positive that if you put out good vibes you will receive good vibes back. We talk about his travels and how he combats jet lag and the importance of giving back to the communities we visit while on our own work/business trips.

Rafi has a passion for animals and nature and focuses much of his philanthropic efforts on animal rescue and nature preservation. Through his worldwide travels, he has visited some of the most beautiful unknown places and met incredibly special people. However, traveling to these underserved communities also opened his eyes to the overwhelming needs of the people, animals and our sacred habitats around the world. 

His goal in founding Reloading Life is to bring awareness and to help those in need by uniting passionate people with a common cause of making the world a better place for all.  In Hollywood, he is known for his charitable jewelry lines Bullets4Peace and Domino Effect as well as his award show official gift lounges where he curates luxury lifestyle goods and exotic travel experiences for the entertainment industry’s elite. He uses his influence in Hollywood to rally entertainment’s most influential people to raise awareness and funds for various important causes around the world.

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ABOUT

Growing up in Israel, a country accustomed to conflict and war, Rafael became familiar with the devastating effects of gun violence at an early age. As a young adult Rafael found refuge in the arts by expressing his talents through painting, sculpture, music and the realm of Martial arts. After achieving 3 world titles Rafael, a Kung Fu master, became motivated to make a greater impact on society and began teaching martial arts in Israel, South Africa and the United States. Armed with his superior martial arts abilities and knowledge of Chinese healing and meditation, he embarked on a journey to promote peace and unity where Bullets 4 Peace subsequently emerged. More recently Rafael has expressed a passion for preserving and protecting nature, animals and wildlife through his photography from his travels around the world and at home in Los Angeles.

COMPANIES

BULLETS 4 PEACE

Bullets 4 Peace, founded by LA fashion designer Rafael Anteby, is a unique jewelry collection with a focus on promoting global peace and helping humankind by giving back to communities through partnerships with charitable organizations. Used bullet casings are collected from around the world giving them a new purpose, a handcrafted jewelry line symbolic of peace and unity.

THE DOMINO EFFECT 

Rafi Anteby is known as “The Conscious Traveler” and for his creation Bullets 4 Peace.

“I wanted to create a new, elegant collection that could help the many causes I see during my travels around our beautiful planet and to help those without a voice.

I feel strongly that one small step of kindness from all of our supporters will create a huge domino effect of love and abundance”. 

RELAODING LIFE FOUNDATION

Reloading Life Foundation is a charity organization with a purposeful mission.  Our mission is to protect, restore, and sustain life in all forms.  Our three areas of focus are abused and endangered animals; under-served remote communities; and natural indigenous habitats. Our goal is to create initiatives and partnerships with existing programs that help preserve the natural way of life for animals, living habitats, and people around the world. 

Nova Lorraine – RAINE

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Nova Lorraine is my guest on this week’s podcast. Nova is the founder and editor in chief for Raine Magazine. Our chat included the how and why she started a magazine all while being a wife and mother.

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Editor in Chief, Raine Magazine

Twelve-year fashion industry veteran and designer, Nova Lorraine, founded Raine Magazine after noticing the necessity for many young brands and entrepreneurs in the fashion and creative industries to have an expressive outlet. The lack of promotion, access to other successful entrepreneurs, funding and basic business acumen was the main drivers behind launching the world’s most fashionable business magazine.

Before she established Raine, Nova has received many accolades including Haute Couture Designer of the Year and Rising Star Nominations by Fashion Group International. In addition to this esteemed notoriety her designs have graced the big screen, made television appearances on The View and Oprah, and have been modeled in world-renown fashion publications, Italian Vogue and Essence Magazines.

With a Masters in Clinical Psychology and a degree from NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology, Nova is a strong supporter of continuing education and enjoys speaking at conferences and universities worldwide.

About Raine: Raine is the world’s most fashionable business magazine! We are the “go to resource” for Creative Entrepreneurs, Influencers and Executives! Our mission is to inspire through fashion and empower through business by introducing the must-know entrepreneurs in fashion, culture, travel and technology while encouraging readers to follow their dreams and pursue their passions. Through Raine you will be able to enter the world of affluent and aspiring entrepreneurs and the fashionable lifestyle they live, network, partner or invest with some of the most talented individuals in the world, and meet rising dot.comer’s, designers, photographers, film producers, actors, artists, musicians, inventors and more! As the Creator and Editor in Chief, Nova’s ultimate mission is to help brands get further faster while inspiring millions along the way.

Doug Brown – WIN WIN

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Doug Brown is my guest today. Doug is a husband, father, author and business owner, Business Success Factors, with a diverse work background. I related closely to Doug’s work history and we connected on many issues. He is experiencing having to travel for his work while being a father and husband. You can check out his book “Win-Win Selling: Unlocking Your Power for Profitability by Resolving Objections” on Amazon or other online book outlets. See the link below to access his book directly.

Doug shared a lot about what makes him tick and how he handles family responsibilities while being the driving force of his business.

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ABOUT

Doug Brown has led client award-winning and high performance teams, as well as pioneered profitable development programs for companies.

He has advised companies such as Intuit, CBS Television, Procter & Gamble, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Nationwide, Embassy Suites, Inc. 500 to 5000 companies, and thousands of other businesses and entrepreneurs. …

Doug started working for his family business at the age of three and has gone on to found or build 34 businesses. Through his personal experiences and studies he has developed a unique methodology to increasing revenues which is transferable to any company.

Doug also was employed for multi-billion dollar companies and earned Top Sales Professional Awards for his sales performances.

Doug would go on to create and build his own businesses, including a telecommunications consulting company, real estate investment firm, an SEO venture, an entertainment business, an auto body business, a landscaping business, Christmas tree retailing, a fishing and lobster wholesale business, a multilevel marketing business, a telecom agency, and a business coaching company, just to name a few.

As an independent division head creating, training, and presenting high-impact, results-oriented web seminars for prospects of Tony Robbins and Chet Holmes, Doug increased division sales by 864% and close rate by 62% in just six months.

He has also worked with Russ Whitney and trained clients of Jay Levinson, David Wood, and Terri Levine.

For four decades, Doug has studied business principles and self-development, passing on his knowledge and experience in order to serve others by helping their businesses to grow.

He owns a telecommunications auditing company as well as a business training company where he helps clients in marketing, sales, and business growth. He specializes in helping companies to acquire, convert, and lock in clients for life.

Doug Brown lives in Exeter, New Hampshire with his wife and two children.

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Raquel McNabb – CARIS Sports

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Raquel McNabb is my guest today. She founded the Caris Sports Foundation to give kids, who otherwise couldn’t afford to join a team, the chance to play. An accomplished athlete and mother of four, Raquel has personally supported athletes from low-income families over the years.

Being a busy mom of four athletic, school aged children, she started the foundation because of the importance of helping others achieve their goals. She has a lot of balls up in the air at all times with the foundation getting started last year, four children and their always changing schedules and a husband that is always on the move as well.

Caris Sports Foundation

The foundation was founded in 2019 to help kids and their families meet the costs associated with recreational and competitive sports. 

They are well aware of the fees involved in team sports. Team fees, equipment, uniforms, travel expenses, and other related costs all add up. Some families can afford it; others can’t. But access to sports shouldn’t be limited to those who have the financial resources to play. Income affects sports participation. Children who play more, come from families that can afford more. Only 34% of kids ages 6 to 12 from homes with incomes of $25,000 or less played team sports compared to 69% of kids from home with incomes of $100,000 or more.

Organized sports shouldn’t price out kids who can benefit from the camaraderie, competition, challenges, personal growth, and accomplishments that sports offer. Caris Sports Foundation and its supporters provide scholarships to cover those expenses. By taking the money problem out of the equation, they help young athletes, from kindergarten through high school, get out on the playing field. 

Caris Sports Foundation’s current activities are limited to Arizona; however, they will soon be expanding to other regions.

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RAQUEL McNABB – ABOUT

Her birth name is Raquel-Ann Sarah “Roxie” Nurse. She is the daughter of Canadato Arlie and Marjorie Nurse.

Raquel attended Syracuse University, where she was the point guard on the women’s basketball team. She was named MVP twice, Athlete of the Year in 1997, and made the Big Eаѕt academic all-star team thrее times. Raquel graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education. She then earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse’s Maxwell School and a Master of Educational Policy from the University of Pennsylvania.

Raquel Nurse is married to her husband Dоnоvаn МсNаbb. After dating for several years the couple decided to tie the knot. The duo married in 2003.

The marriage ceremony took place in Valley College Ministries International, Oak Valley, Illinois, with her family and college teammates who joined the bridal couple at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Chicago. They spent their honeymoon in the beautiful Dominican Republic.

They have four children: daughter Alexis, who was born in September 23, 2004, now playing club basketball and making a name for herself, twins Sariah and Donovan Jr., who were born in 2008, and Devin James, who was born in 2009. The family splits its time between homes in Moorestown, New Jersey and Chandler, Arizona.

McNabb’s nephew, Darnell Nurse, was the seventh overall pick by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

McNabb’s niece, Kia Nurse, is a college basketball player for the Connecticut Huskies and the Canada women’s national basketball team. As well, her other niece Sarah Nurse competed on Team Canada’s national women’s hockey team at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Her Husband Career Summary

On the other hand, her husband is an American former football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 13 seasons, primarily with the Philadelphia Eagles. Prior to his NFL career, he played football and basketball for Syracuse University.

The Eagles selected him with the second overall NFL Draft win in 1999, and McNabb played eleven seasons with the team, followed by one year each with the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings. Raquel Nurse and her husband are involved in many charities.

Sucheta Rawal – Go Eat Give

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Sucheta Rawal is my guest on today’s podcast. She is an award-winning food and travel writer, author, cooking instructor and philanthropist. As the founder and executive director of Go Eat Give, Sucheta’s personal mission is to raise awareness of global cultures through meaningful travel, good eating, and community interaction. Make sure to follow and reach out to Sucheta on her various social media platforms.

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She likes to get a little bit of everything done when on long flights. Her trips to Asia are described like this “You watch a couple of movies, you sleep a little, you listen to some music, get some work done and you still have hours to go.”

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ABOUT

She founded Go Eat Give as a blog in 2011, through which she wanted to educate readers about sustainable and volunteer traveling, authentic cuisines, and engagement with locals. Go Eat Give is now a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit serving audiences across 120 countries.

Originally from India, Sucheta started discovering the world when she moved to United States at the age of seventeen. By 23, she was teaching international cooking classes and writing restaurant reviews.

She graduated from Georgia State University with a Masters in Finance and worked in investment banking, market research and human capital consulting. Her vacations to Russia and Morocco, where she volunteered at an orphanage and women’s empowerment center, inspired her to get out of the cubicle, and uncover facts of life by encountering everyday people around the world. Since then, she transitioned from being a tourist to a meaningful traveler. Her favorite things to do while traveling are – exploring neighborhoods, meeting locals, eating at local eateries, and visiting markets.

Sucheta has traveled to 90 countries (and counting) bringing back exclusive experiences, which she shares through writing, speaking engagements and cooking classes. She has written for Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle, CheapOAir, Chowhound, CNN, Creative Loafing Atlanta, Cuisine Noir,  Do It While You’re Young, Fodors, Flavors, Examiner, The Huffington Post, Patch, MixTup, Khabar, Travel+Leisure and Travel+Escape.

Sucheta has presented at The New York Times Travel Show, Travel and Adventure Shows, Taste of Atlanta, Global Humanitarian Summit, Kennesaw State University, Georgia State University, and James Madison University, among others.  She also teaches cooking classes around the US.

Sucheta served on the board of Refugee Family Services, a non-profit that supports refugee women and children achieve self-sufficiency.

Sucheta authored a series of children’s illustrative books on travel – Beato Goes To. The stories, based on her real cat, Beato and her actual travels, are meant to inspire young readers to learn about different countries and cultures, as well as develop their own wanderlust. Sucheta loves to do author visits at schools, reading her books – Beato Goes To Greenland, Beato Goes To Israel, Beato Goes To Indonesia and Beato Goes To Japan – and inspiring young global citizen. Her fifth book – Beato Goes To Brazil – releases in October 2019.

Sucheta was named “one of top 30 travel bloggers in the world” at Travel Blogger Conference Asia in 2018, “Georgia State University’s 40 Under 40 alumna” in 2018, “40 Under 40 best and the brightest” by Georgia Trend magazine in 2016, one of the “five most influential bloggers on culture in the world” by the Foundation of Florence, Italy in 2012. She was a finalist for the Atlanta Press Club 2012 Award of Excellence, and nominated for Caribbean Journalism Award 2015, and Georgia’s Author of the Year 2018.

Sucheta is a member of Impact Travel Alliance, Travel Bloggers Association, International Women Associates, Georgia Council for International Visitors, The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, The International Travel Writers Alliance, and the Atlanta Press Club. She resides in the suburbs of Atlanta with her husband and cat, Beato.

Jenny Keller – Jenny Cookies

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Jenny Keller is my guest on today’s podcast. She has a great story about how to be a female entrepreneur while raising a family, being a wife and traveling for her steadily growing business. Her story about being a cookie flight attendant for the day by handing out freshly baked cookies would make most travelers happy.

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ABOUT

Jenny was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Psychology.  Inspired by the PNW’s love of coffee, started her own espresso business in 2003 which would be the beginning of her entrepreneurial adventure. After her daughter Ally was born, she sold the successful business to settle in as a stay-at-home mom.  Not long thereafter Jenny began hobby baking from home with the main focus being buttercream decorated sugar cookies. Creative baking quickly became a passion and her signature cookies were given a name: Jenny Cookies.  The cookies were soon joined by cakes, cupcakes and a variety of desserts and a growing blog and social media following. 

Jenny’s ideas are simple, timeless and creative.  From desserts to everyday entertaining, Jenny lends inspiration and encouragement to others for their own events and everyday celebrations.  Her style, designs and expertise have been seen in Country Living, Better Homes & Gardens, People, Us Weekly, Brides and More.   When she’s not creating for JennyCookies.com, Jenny styles and creates content for brands such as Wilton, Pottery Barn Kids, Warner Bros, Fresh, Bath & Body Works, McCormick, JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores and more to connect consumers with their product. She is also known for her work with numerous celebrities such as Tori Spelling, Tiffani Thiessen, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lisa Rinna and many of ABC’s The Bachelor & Bachelorettes.

In between parties, home projects and running Jenny Cookies Bake Shop, Jenny enjoys life in Seattle, WA, near the beach.  She enjoys weekend walks into town for coffee, local antiquing and spending time with her family. 

plae Shoes – GOPLAE

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plae Shoe founders, Ryan Ringholz and Jonathan Spier, are my guest on today’s podcast. I was particularly excited to speak with them about their Packables line of footwear that is geared towards travelers in design and function.  “Packables are shoes uniquely designed and packaged to compress flat, taking up a lot less space in your bag and giving you the freedom to add more play to your day.”

They both travel overseas to Vietnam and Taiwan for samples and factories all while balancing their family duties was inspiring. They have incorporated kids, family, and business all in one business model that is growing and successful.

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DO YOU STILL PLAY?

Play is fundamental, a hard-wired universal concept. We come into the world knowing how to eat, breathe, sleep… and play. These human essentials cut across cultures, politics, ethnicities and gender.

Play is a constant that still remains ever-changing, reinvented daily by kids and limited only by their boundless imaginations. But there is an artificial line between kids and adults when it comes to play.

Our goal is to erase that line and harness the power of play for everyone—starting with shredding the notion of age limits, of growing up, of losing that spirit of joy. On our journey, we start by asking ourselves, and the world, “Do you still PLAE?”

CRAFT OF PLAE

There’s a reason why people have an obsession with shoes. It’s always held a coveted place in the world of fashion. That’s because the process of making shoes is an age old craft. And like any craft, it takes a lot of skill. We’d like to take you behind the scenes through the making of PLAE, from Ryan’s inspirations to the final touches.

Every pair of PLAE shoes has been hand-crafted by a team of workers, with many pairs of hands adding their special touch to each pair that arrives at your door. We’re saluting the craft that goes into shoemaking and hope you enjoy learning more about us!

Fun facts:

The process takes more than 300 steps from beginning to end

It takes 18 months to make a shoe, from concept to finished product

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INTRODUCING THE PLAE-IT-FORWARD PROGRAM

With much excitement, we’re announcing the launch of the PLAE-it-forward Community program! Giving back is a company value for PLAE, and we have been actively involved with many great organizations, including Make-A-Wish, the San Francisco Firefighter Toy Program, and Baby2Baby.

While we are able to support these wonderful organizations, we get many more requests for support that goes unfulfilled. We want to partner with you to do more, so we created the PLAE-it-forward Community program. PLAE-it-forward is an opportunity for you to help a local organization/charity of your choice earn a yearly cash donation from PLAE.

Jules Hatfield – Sustainable

Jules Hatfield sustainable travel blogger

Jules Hatfield is my guest on today’s podcast. Jules is one half of the Jules & Christine travel team. They created a travel blog promoting sustainability in traveling while still inspiring many to travel the world and create their own adventures. They share their stories on their blog, website, YouTube page and all of the other social media links. I really enjoyed speaking with someone who created a lifestyle of traveling the world while also learning proper ways to sustain the environment. We also spoke about how he helps others who also want to travel.

Congratulations on their recent nuptials in Mexico. I spoke with Jules just before they were leaving the country to get married. Make sure to click all of the links available to get specific information on how Jules and Christine can help you see the world.

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ABOUT

Jules & Christine!

The dynamic duo behind Don’t Forget To Move! We’re full-time travel bloggers, exploring the most gorgeous locations around the world and sharing our experiences with you along the way.

But before we tell you more about that, let’s rewind a bit to learn more about how this unlikely team from opposite sides of the earth first met.

Long before the blog was even a concept, we were just two solo travelers on the road looking for adventure. Jules from Melbourne, Australia and Christine from San Francisco, USA.

In early 2012, we first met while volunteering at a non-profit in Pisco, Peru. After a brief friendship our relationship quickly turned more serious and we ended up spending 6 months in Peru volunteering together, building houses that were destroyed by a massive earthquake.

From that point on we solidified our relationship with a shared love for travel and a passion for helping the communities we encountered.

On our travels we’ve fallen in love with the historic streets of Cuba, worked with typhoon survivors in the Philippines, bathed rescued elephants in Thailand danced at one of the biggest music festivals in Europe and gorged ourselves on pasta in Italy.

And the list goes on! We’ve had epic adventures so far and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon!

Now we base ourselves out of Bali, the US and Australia for part of the year, but are constantly taking trips to wherever our work and hearts take us.

Our goal for Don’t Forget To Move is to uncover the coolest destinations around the world and share with our readers how to make a positive impact while traveling. We also love to take beautiful photographs and video to show the world just how incredible planet earth is!

Joe Garza – XXIV Karat

Joe Garza XXIV Karat west coast beverage

Joe Garza is my guest on today’s podcast. He is the managing partner of XXIV Karat Sparkling Wine and founder of West Coast Beverage Consulting firm. Joe shares his decades of experience working in sales and management of the beverage industry. It’s always nice hearing similar stories from traveling professionals who is on the road roughly 50% of his time. Joe shares some new ways to keep life on the road fresh and he shares his gratefulness for having a job that allows him to meet new people and see new cities.

We had a few audio glitches with his reception but they don’t last long and his experience with digital media that he shares in the second half of the interview are well worth the wait.

Joe has a wealth of knowledge in the beverage industry and he is nice enough to share it with others.

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About

Experienced managing partner with a demonstrated history of working in the wine and spirits industry. Skilled in consumer products, retail, sales, event management, and pricing strategy. Strong business development professional graduated from School of Hard Knocks. 

West Coast Beverage Consulting

Founder

 

Red Elixir

Vice President of Business Development 

 

XXIV Karat Sparkling Wine

Senior Vice President Sales

 

CytosportMuscle Milk

Director of National Accounts West – DSD & Direct

 

Fuze Beverage

Regional Vice President

Steve Cardenas – Red Ranger

Steve Cardenas Red Ranger Power Rangers jiu jitsu black belt comic con

Steve Cardenas is my guest on today’s podcast. Steve is best known for portraying the Red Power Ranger of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.  I was excited for the chance to speak with Steve as he is traveling around the world to work at the various Comic Con conventions. We talk about his lifestyle as a lifelong martial artist and his mentality about staying shape and eating while on the road. He shared some cool stories of meeting and working with other celebrities at the conventions.

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Steve’s BIO

Stephen Antonio Cardenas is an American martial artist, musician, and semi retired actor. Cardenas is best known for playing the character Rocky DeSantos, which was the second Red Power Ranger in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and eventually became the Blue Zeo Ranger in Power Rangers Zeo, two seasons later.

Cardenas was born Stephen Antonio Cardenas in Hampton, Virginia, at the Langley Air Force Base. Spending his early childhood as a military brat, Cardenas was raised in San Antonio, Texas. He is of Mexican descent. He started training in martial arts when he was about 12 years old and reached black belt in Taekwondo at age 16. Steve Cardenas has been in martial arts for 28 years. He earned 5th degree black belt in Taekwondo and a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

POWER RANGERS

At age 20, Cardenas left his native Texas and settled in Los Angeles to audition for a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers role that would change his life. His character, Rocky DeSantos, replaced Jason Lee Scott (played by Austin St. John) as the Red Ranger in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series (eventually the Gold Ranger in Zeo), and he later became the Blue Ranger for Power Rangers Zeo. He had no previous acting experience and had to learn on the job. Cardenas left the Power Rangers series and retired from acting during Power Rangers Turbo, due to contract disagreements, and possibly to focus on his martial artist career.  Many years later, starting at the 2007 Power Morphicon convention, he began making convention appearances with other former cast members.

After Power Rangers, he owns a martial arts studio in Burbank, California and one in his hometown of San Antonio. In 2009, he started a kids-specific program at Hollywood Brazilian jiu-jitsu studio in West Hollywood, and in 2011 he opened the Force/Balance Brazilian jiu-jitsu & Yoga school. Cardenas had become interested in Brazilian jiu-jitsu after losing a friendly match against “a blue belt in BJJ… [he] choked me out in 10 seconds! He was only training for a year and a half at that time and I had been training for 10 yrs. It was an immediate eye opener.” The style was more difficult for him to learn than other martial arts disciplines.

He holds multiple awards from martial arts contests, including two Silver Medals at Copa Pacifica (2009 and 2011), Gold Medal winner of the 2009 American National Championship, Gold Medal in the 2010 Jujitsu Pro Gear Open, and Silver Medal in the 2010 No-Gi World Championships.

In 2017, he starred in the short movie The Order alongside : Austin St. John, Catherine Sutherland, David Yost, Johnny Yong Bosch, Paul Schrier, Karan Ashley, Walter Emanuel Jones, Erin Cahill, Blake Foster, Nakia Burrise, Hilary Shepard Turner, Dan Southworth, Alyson Sullivan, Deborah Estelle Phillips and Azim Rizk.

For the first time since Power Rangers Turbo, Cardenas returned to the Power Rangers Franchise in Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel for the 25th anniversary Episode reprising his role as Rocky DeSantos.

Filmography

Film

  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie(1995) …. Rocky DeSantos / The Red Ranger
  • Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie(1997) …. Rocky DeSantos
  • The Order(2017) …. Dax

 Television

  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers(1994-1996) …. Rocky DeSantos / The Red Ranger/ Rocko
  • Power Rangers Zeo(1996) …. Rocky DeSantos / Blue Zeo Ranger / Lord Henry
  • Power Rangers Turbo(1997) …. Rocky DeSantos

Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel (2018) – Rocky DeSantos / The Red Ranger

Barbara Majeski – Second Act

Barbara Majeski Lifestyle Expert entertainment mom mother

Barbara Majeski is my guest on today’s podcast. After spending years as a stay home mom Barbara decided to re-invent herself after going thru a divorce and stage 3 cancer. She now works as a lifestyle and entertainment coordinator working with local and national television shows. Barbara is planning a solo trip to Rome and is calling the adventure “Rome Alone”. Sounds like she might be a great candidate to do a follow-up episode with to see how she fares on her first trip to Italy. She was very gracious sharing her time with me and I would like to thank her for being so candid during our chat.

THE REAL REEL

Make sure to check out Barbara’s blog posts on her website for a look into Barbara’s authentic highlight reel — the good, the bad, and the brutally honest. Barbara peels back the curtain and shuts down the chronic distortion that is social media by sharing her recipe to the “secret sauce” of a good life.

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Barbara Majeski BIO

Welcome to my Second Act…

Barbara Majeski is a mom, on-air television personality, a cancer survivor and a passionate philanthropy advocate. In 2015 she was recognized with a global humanitarian award from Operation Smile after mobilizing hundreds of people to fundraise. Six months later she was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer and would captain this treacherous voyage with her three young children in tow. 

After a yearlong battle she emerged with an infused sense of purpose and zest for life. Today she is launching a global lifestyle initiative as the, “Curator of the Good Life”, a three dimensional endeavor dedicated to inspiring people to live with purpose, style and adventure.

Michael-David Reilly – 35KaDay

MD Reilly 35KaDay I decide motivational entrepreneur

Michael-David Reilly (MD) is my guest on today’s podcast. MD is a father, husband of a unicorn, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and host of the 35KaDay Podcast. As a business owner of several different businesses and traveling for each of them I was excited to speak with MD. He didn’t disappoint and shared many great gems about running a business in today’s climate, the power of a positive mindset and social media. I hope you have the time to listen to our podcast and check out his positive words on one of the many digital platforms he occupies.

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Michael-David Reilly BIO

FOUNDER

Day Trader of Attention, Entrepreneur, Strategist, Public Speaker, Photographer, Husband, Father and Taco’tarian.

Referred to as “MD” by most, his 25+ years as a brand strategist working for, starting or partnering with various brands from Fortune 100 to tech start-ups in the various sectors of retail, hospitality, financial services, legal, medical, apparel, media, automotive, insurance and social networks have given him an extremely successful diverse skill set.

Coming from a lineage of entrepreneurs and innovators, it’s his practical approach to marketing and navigating brands into the ever-evolving digital landscape that has fueled his success, perspectives and strategies.

“We are in the greatest era in business for businesses. Never before did we have this level of access to people’s attention and targeting abilities. But as consumers attention spans diminish, gaining it and keeping it is the all-in objective. It’s all up from here!”

35KaDay Podcast

An empowering reminder that of the 35,000 decisions we make daily, they directly dictate the results in every area of life, love, business, wealth, success and happiness. If you want better results in any area of your life, YOU must make better decisions that will get you there! Welcome to the most practical, unfiltered podcast that will inspire you, challenge you, excite you and compel you to use your greatest power of CHOICE and be the one who controls your destiny regardless of the circumstances and people that surround you.

Chris Elliott – Elliott Advocacy

Chris Elliott Elliot Advocacy

Christopher Elliott is my guest on today’s episode. Chris is an award-winning author, advocate, and journalist. He shares some of his stories from the road and is a self professed traveling nomad. As a travel contributor for Forbes, USA Today, Washington Post, National Geographic and NPR I really appreciated Chris giving me as much of his time as he did.

He’s the founder of Elliott Advocacy is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers people to solve their problems and helps those who can’t. Chris is also the co-founder of Travelers United, a nonprofit organization that advocates for travelers in Washington.

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Chris and his children listen to XM radio quite a bit while driving across the country. Their favorite channels are:

  • Jazz (for night driving)
  • Grateful Dead
  • DTM
  • NPR (National Public Radio)
  • Joint (reggae)
  • Classical

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BIOGRAPHY

He’s the author of How To Be The World’s Smartest Traveler (And Save Time, Money and Hassle) (National Geographic, 2014) a practical guide for travelers, and Scammed: How to Save Your Money and Find Better Service in a World of Schemes, Swindles, and Shady Deals (Wiley, 2011) which explores the broken relationship between American consumers and businesses.

He writes six weekly syndicated columns with a total reach of more than 10 million readers.

✓ A weekly column for the Washington Post called The Navigator, which focuses on being a smarter and more informed traveler, with a special emphasis on transportation policy.

✓ USA Today’s weekly On Travel and Away is Home columns. The features help travelers understand the inner workings of the travel industry, and how to make the most of their next trip. You can find past On Travel and Away is Home columns here, too.

✓ Elliott is also a regular contributor to Forbes. He writes write about customer service issues, with a specialty in technology and travel. Many of these columns are also branded as Smart Consumer stories and nationally syndicated.

Elliott also contributes to a variety of media organizations, including National Geographic, NPR, Smithsonian and Travel & Leisure.

Education

Elliott was born in Charlotte, N.C., and grew up in Vienna, Austria. He attended primary and middle school in Austria (Volksschule Südstadt and Vienna International School) and later transferred to Black Forest Academy in Kandern, Germany, before graduating from Briarwood Christian School in Birmingham, Ala., in 1986.

He attended Biola University in La Mirada, Calif., for two years and then transferred to the University of California at Irvine, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in humanities in 1990. Chris received a Master’s in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and was awarded a Fulbright fellowship in 1996.

Elliott completed a total of six editorial internships, including stints at the Claremont (Calif.) Courier, the Daily Bulletin in Ontario, Calif., the Birmingham (Ala.) News, The Dallas Morning News, the Los Angeles Times, and Reuters.

Early career

Elliott began working for Dow Jones & Co. in 1992 shortly after graduating from Berkeley. He covered initial public stock offerings from Dow Jones News Service and occasionally wrote Abreast of the Market and OTC Focus for the Wall Street Journal. He took a job as the business travel editor for Travel Weekly, a travel trade publication, in 1994. He returned to Europe after receiving a Fulbright scholarship in 1996. In 1997, Elliott came back to the United States and started writing a weekly travel column called The Crabby Traveler for ABCNews.com. Three years later, the column moved to CNN.com and eventually went into syndication.

Transition to advocacy

In 1996, Elliott registered the domain Elliott.org and began posting stories from readers. Many articles involved seemingly intractable problems with a company. Rather than just complaining, Elliott engaged in an early form of solutions journalism. He contacted the company on behalf of the consumer and helped negotiate a settlement. The stories formed the basis for a weekly feature called the Travel Troubleshooter. In the late 1990s, the Miami Herald picked up the Travel Troubleshooter as a standalone column.

In 2006, Tribune Media Services added the Troubleshooter to its lineup for national syndication. In 2009, Elliott started to develop a companion column, Problem Solved, which handled non-travel complaints. Both the features are now syndicated by King Features. In 2001, Elliott became National Geographic Traveler’s reader advocate. He remained in that role until National Geographic’s sale of the magazine to News Corp. in 2016.

In 2018, after 22 years of self-publishing Elliott.org, Elliott incorporated Elliott Advocacy as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, with a mission to help empower customers to solve their problems and help those who can’t.

Radio and television reporting

Elliott has hosted radio and TV shows on travel and advocacy. In the late 90s, he began reporting for National Public Radio as an independent producer. In the early 2000s, he hosted What You Get For The Money: Vacations on the Fine Living Network (now the Food Channel). He also co-hosted the weekly syndicated show Rudy Maxa’s World with Christopher Elliott from 2009 to 2011. Elliott has appeared on virtually every major TV network as a subject matter expert, including ABC, BBC, CW, CBS, CNN and NBC. Elliott is known for keeping a low profile. He doesn’t submit his work for awards and in recent years has avoided public appearances.

Personal life

In addition to being a nationally-recognized expert on customer service, Elliott is an inveterate traveler and travel writer. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, photography, and scuba diving. His weekly column, Away is Home, chronicles his never-ending journey around the world with his three school-age children. Elliott is based in Prescott, Ariz.

Christina Papavlasopoulos – Shefari Travels

Christina Papavlasopolous Shefari Travels

Christina Papavlasopoulos is my guest this week. Christina is the co-founder of the luxury travel boutique company, Shefari. I was excited to speak with Christina about her company beginnings and where they are headed.

Christina added some great insight to being a co-founder of a company as a newlywed and an expectant mother. The proverbial, work-life balancing act will get tougher but more rewarding for her in the next several months. As a husband and father of two daughters, I was happy to hear from other women that are looking to expand their circle and help empower women. Make sure to look at the bottom of this page for their upcoming woman empowerment trip, She Succeeds, to Greece this October.

ABOUT CHRISTINA

Adventure has been instilled in me since childhood. We moved often, and though good-byes were difficult, there was always excitement for the faces and places that lie ahead. My sense of adventure continued in college, where my interest in art history and fashion sent me on a study tour to Paris and London. I admired the intricate architecture, the chic Parisian style, and delighted in calling my parents from an infamous red telephone booth to wish them a Happy New Year. A week in France and England led to a semester in Italy, and then work in Greece – each its own glorious adventure.

Besides travel I love musicals, bold colors, artichokes, and leather-bound books.

 I want to learn the cello and become fluent in five languages. I adore wit and creativity, and I’ve never met a latte I didn’t like. When I’m not planning your next Shefari, I can be found painting, drawing, and jogging (fine, walking) to throwback hip-hop. Though planes take me all over the world, my favorite destination is home to Florida, sharing wine and stories with my family.

The Shefari “aha” moment came with an international phone call. My aunt announced that she was coming to Greece, explaining life was too short not to experience it to the fullest and see the places she wanted. She already had her sister, mother, and cousins on board. At her request, we planned the trip of a lifetime for seven of my favorite women, and our first Shefari was born.

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SHEFARI

We are a new generation of travel planners. A company for and by women.

Our goal is simple: to inspire and connect individuals through the art of traveling. So we’ve crafted travel packages for all of life’s occasions, whether it is a wonderful mother-daughter getaway, a life-changing retreat, or your dream honeymoon.

We offer magnificent destinations and activities, selected with you in mind. Create your own using Build A Trip, browse our collection of transformative travel, or contact us for an custom itinerary just for you.

Let us help you travel well.

She Succeeds

Entrepreneurial Retreat in Corfu, Greece
October 5-10, 2019

At Last!

 The ultimate women’s entrepreneurial retreat that you’ve been seeking – where travel meets transformation and methodology meets magic.

As driven professionals, we know it’s imperative to occasionally step away from the hustle to refocus. This retreat will stir you to find clarity and creativity on multiple levels, so you can return to your projects from a place of deep presence and renewed imagination. You’ll gain insight into how to grow your business and leave empowered.

Why Corfu?

The turquoise waters of this mythical island and the women of its rich history are integral elements of this experience. Immerse yourself in Greece’s philosophies of wellness, success, and a life well-lived.

 Strength, from the legendary goddess Athena, who rescued the shipwrecked hero Odysseus on Corfu’s shores.

 Inspiration, as you stand in the famed courtyard of the Nine Muses.

Well-being, through the calm haven where Princess Sisi of Austria came to heal.

Luxury, in the essence of Jackie Onassis, who lived and sunbathed in the very resort you will call home for five days.

Prepare for self-care, insightful masterclasses, and sunsets by the sea in a luxurious oasis. Return refreshed and recharged.

Don’t miss this life-shifting opportunity!

Imagine…

Five incredible days of immersive lessons from a stellar lineup of internationally successful female CEOs, coaches, and visionaries…all who are excited to share in your growth.

Start each morning with beach yoga, meditation, and Greek-inspired nutrition tips to keep you at the top of your physical game. Sip chilled rosé at sunset and nautical network on a sun-kissed boat in the Ionian Sea with ladies who “get it”.

Explore a 13th century monastery then dine on traditional Hellenic cuisine in a cozy local tavern. Get real with a global group of women who’ve got your back for life.

It’s no coincidence that you’ve landed here…

If this resonates, then you belong at the She Succeeds Retreat in Corfu this October!

Do You Crave…

Sharing ideas and connecting with like-minded women on the “business vacation” of a lifetime?

Building your own mastermind group of dynamic females packed with motivation, peer-brainstorming, and accountability?

Learning proven tactics from dynamite leaders on amping up your networking, selling, digital marketing, time-managing, writing, and business strategy?

Pinpointing those areas of your business that consistently trouble you and creating a plan to move forward in both group and one-on-one mentorship?

Breaking away from the loneliness of the solo-preneur and small biz journey?

Turning your passion project or side hustle into a full-fledged, lucrative business?

The opportunity to present your company, idea, or challenge and hear constructive feedback from elevated thinkers?

Improving both your personal and professional well-being? (Hint: they are beyond interconnected!)

Megan Driscoll – Always Evolving

Megan Driscoll Always Evolving EvolveMKD Public Relations

Megan Driscoll is this week’s guest. As the CEO and Founder of the public relations firm EvolveMKD, we discussed the need for business travel for clients. Even with all of the available technology, Megan finds it necessary as ever to meet in person with clients and create face to face time. Creating lasting bonds and reputation with clients, new and existing, is essential for the way she formed her public relations company.

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Summary

Megan Driscoll is the CEO + Founder of EvolveMKD, a public relations and social media agency based in New York City. She has 17 years of experience in healthcare, aesthetics and dermatology, and prestige beauty. Key to her success is Megan’s ability to always find a way. Megan finds potential in every opportunity for her clients through determination, relationships, agility, and sound strategy coupled with creative spirit. Megan is widely recognized for her work, earning a spot on PRWeek’s 40 Under 40 List and being honored as one of 12 women chosen for The Ernst and Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women class of 2018. Additionally, Megan was the first ever recipient of the Early Career Achievement Award from her alma mater, the University of Chicago. 

Megan has cultivated relationships with physicians, consumers, key opinion leaders and tastemakers to gain her clients national level recognition. At the end of the day, Megan wants to surround herself with smart, passionate people who value integrity–people who are serious about their work, but don’t take themselves too seriously. This philosophy is at the heart of founding EvolveMKD. At EvolveMKD, Megan provides day-to-day client counsel, strategic direction and a savvy eye for what makes news and who can make the news happen. 

Prior to EvolveMKD, Megan was the President of Behrman Communications, where she managed agency operations, mentored staff, and provided strategic advisement for 30+ clients. Megan has also held senior roles at Emanate, Lippe Taylor, Fleishman Hillard and Euro RSCG Life PR. When she’s not building brands and making media headlines, she’s a pasta connoisseur who refuses to operate a moving vehicle. Megan also held childhood aspirations of becoming President of the United States or a hair stylist. She realized she’s settled on a smart compromise between the two.

Megan holds a B.A. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.