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We showcase leaders who live through their Mission, Vision, and Passion. In this podcast, host Steph Silver digs deep to discover and uncover how entrepreneurs and leaders have succeeded in bringing their passions to life, what roadblocks they've come across, and how they keep their vision thriving through growth, change, and managing their personal lives. Steph is the founder of Vine Collective a leadership, marketing and brand experience agency with a mission to improve the world, empower ...
 
WHAT IF? We all want to see women find success by following their passions. Well, what if you started your morning listening to a story about a woman that made education better for teenage girls? Or a story about a woman who made those dumb, boring stock photos more diverse so they included every kind of woman? What if you started every single morning listening to success stories of inspirational women? Four minutes with On The Dot was created by women, for women. We empower our gender by te ...
 
See It To Be It is an interview podcast hosted by the founder of On The Dot Woman, Melinda Garvey. On The Dot is a women's empowerment organization dedicated to uplifting and empowering women. In this interview series, we sit down with some of the most intriguing and inspiring female role models in the world today. Also check out our #WomenToWatch on our daily audio brief: Four Minutes with On The Dot.
 
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There are so many paths to take when you get into entrepreneurship. In this episode, host Steph Silver chats with Lou Earle on his journey from the military, starting a family business, and venturing into authorship. Lou is the co-owner of and CEO of Austin Fit Magazine, a US Navy veteran and author. He goes into detail about what it was like to wo…
 
Kent and Karen Killough traveled the world and fell in love with the European experience of breweries. They decided that they wanted to bring that refreshing experience to the Texas Hill Country... and so they did! With a lot of hard work and planning, they created an oasis of live music, culinary excellence, natural beauty, and yes, amazing beer! …
 
Loving and caring for animals is just the beginning of a pet care business. Shannon Rigby takes it to a whole new level with technology, excellent staffing, and a passion for truly making her customers feel like they are taken of and have nothing to worry about when they are away. Shannon is the owner of Puppy Love Pet Sitting, a pet care business …
 
It doesn't matter whether you're a teenager suffering from acne or an elderly person aging gracefully; everyone needs skin care. This is what drove Sharla Edmondson to get into the beauty business. Sharla knew that she wanted to help people, and she discovered that beauty was one way she could serve. After working in spas for a few years, she muste…
 
Finding long-term success in any industry is a feat in itself. In this episode, John Anderson shares how he found his decades of success in pharmacy as the owner of B&J Pharmacy and Wimberley Pharmacy. John always knew he wanted to be a pharmacist and had an idea that he wanted to own one. Three decades later, he's been the proud, happy, and proud …
 
Filmmaking is one of the most arduous yet rewarding content creation processes. It combines visuals and audio to create stunning materials, perfect for catering to people's extremely short attention spans these days. Given its powerful engagement traction, businesses can benefit from filmmaking in building their brand. This is what Kris Green does …
 
Chill's on the Creek is a family-friendly restaurant in Wimberley, Texas. They have amazing food combined with an amazing outdoor view. It's the perfect place to chill with your friends and family. Chase and his wife worked for years in the restaurant industry until they were offered a chance of a lifetime - the opportunity to purchase the restaura…
 
It takes a lot of responsibility in running a family business. Your parents could’ve easily sold it for more money. So you have to show that you are ready and up for the task. Shauna Duggar grew up working alongside her father in the carpet and flooring industry but never imagined she would be the co-owner of Quality Floors & More with her husband,…
 
Tad and Christy Degenhart don't just own the local hardware store, they take care of their Central Texas community. Keeping a well-oiled machine of happy employees comes easily to this couple, and they do their best to support the rest of the Wimberley community as much as they can. Christy joins Steph Silver to share how they used their ACE Hardwa…
 
Massage therapy soothes more than the physical body. It is also a process of energy healing that taps deep within the soul. In another episode of the local series focused on Wimberley Valley organizations, Steph Silver is joined by Alaria Godwin, who has spent most of his life healing others. Alaria took a traditional path into Corporate America, o…
 
For years, professional landscaper Matt Horvath had a dream of owning his own garden nursery. When he married Jennie, they shared that dream and it didn’t take long for all the pieces to fall into place. With a lot of hard work and a little intervention from the universe they now own and operate Wimberley Gardens. Matt worked in a nursery for nearl…
 
Taking a business to success is all about teamwork. And who can doubt the bond of a family when it comes to that? This episode's guest, Garret Henry, is great proof of that. Garret opened his own flooring and countertops business after years of sales and service. GWH Flooring is located in Wimberley, Texas and serves surrounding towns, including Sa…
 
Rachelle DeMichele L Ac, MAcOM, Dipl. OM owns and operates a healing clinic in Dripping Springs, Texas, called Hill Country Healing Haven. Her struggles with endometriosis, digestive disorders and depression/anxiety led her to seek help with Oriental medicine and meditation. Through these modalities, she found profound healing and realized her path…
 
Sheila and Lance Beck own a heating and cooling business in San Marcos Texas. This husband-and-wife couple are uber dedicated to providing incredible service that creates a healthy living space. That means they will recommend services that benefit the customer, not their bottom line. They also dedicate a large amount of time to educating local stud…
 
When organizations create a work environment of trust, respect, and safety, it propels the workforce where they’re not only surviving but thriving. Esther Weinberg defines this as the “ready zone,” an environment in which the leader, the team, the employees, and the organization as a whole, are 100% committed to having people feel valued for who th…
 
Brent and Karen Looby were happily successful a military man and senior research associate and teacher until Brent retired and wanted to do something fun and meaningful. In this episode of MVP Business we discuss their journey of opening a liquor business steeped in Texas history and how that transitioned into starting a non-profit organization tha…
 
Will Rothell has called Wimberley his home for many years. He's watched it grow from a one stoplight town to what it is today and he's grown up with it. Now the owner of Ceremony Botanical, will shares his journey of becoming the owner of a thriving business by trusting his instincts and intuition. Ceremony is a botanical studio and boutique locate…
 
Jeff Munn helps frustrated leaders step into a more authentic version of themselves and their mission. In this episode he discusses his journey from being a corporate attorney to actually enjoying life and helping others discover and reach for their passions. Jeff came a point in his career where he sensed that he could help more people by being wh…
 
Heath Tolleson and Kristin McDermott share their story and passions to start their business together. Their passions stem from the power of connections through timeless clothing, garments, and art. Named after Heath’s grandfather, Jack Felix Tolleson, the two have created an atmosphere where stories can be shared and experienced through friends, fa…
 
Both native Texans and graduates of Texas A&M University, Rachel and Matthew Buchanan own and operate the Leaning Pear restaurant in Wimberley, TX. In this episode, the couple share their story - a love of each other, food, and the Wimberley Valley. With the help of family and friends, Rachel and Matthew have worked hard to create a unique dining e…
 
Dhiraj Jain and Steph Silver discuss digital marketing, specifically how it has changed, and what a business must do to stay connected and continue to sell products as the rules of online marketing and digital advertising continue to evolve. What you'll learn: How Dhiraj came to know the digital advertising space Why social and digital advertising …
 
Join Steph Silver and Ben Branson, founder of Seedlip and acorn drinks, the first distilled non-alcoholic spirits and aperitifs, as they course through another episode showcasing the perfect concoction of mission, vision, and passion. His mission is twofold: solve the dilemma of what to drink when you're not drinking alcohol, and continue his famil…
 
“When you change your sleep, you change your life.”~ Dr. Michael Breus Been wondering how to improve your performance in every aspect of life and business? Discover how sleep plays a big role in this improvement! Join Steph Silver and Dr.Michael Breus, the sleep doctor, shares about people who improved in their performance in work, studies, and eve…
 
Joining this podcast for the second time, Dr. Debbie Silver shares about how the pandemic affected one of her life’s mission and passion – Education. Tune in to this episode with Steph Silver and Debbie Silver as they talk about education, the things we lost due to online learning, the new system post pandemic, how to enter the 2022/23 school year …
 
Steve Harper, author of The Ripple Effect, and I talk about strengthening and deepening the power of connections. He explains how his unique and refreshing approach is changing and impacting organizations and even society. “It’s really important and critical to help people get better at connecting with one another and in creating and looking for th…
 
Join me and my guest, Aziz Azarifi, co-founder of MedBar, as we talk about scaling profitable businesses and startups in the natural food arena. He shares his motivation behind MedBar and why he is passionate about investing in food startups. “To achieve something, you have to sacrifice something.” – Aziz Azarifi In this episode, you will learn: · …
 
With more than two decades of experience leading branding and marketing campaigns for local and national clients, Maria is the Co-founder and CCO at MODintelechy as well as the Founder of Four Wings Marketing. Her work has earned over 85+ industry awards and Maria is passionate about giving back to the Austin community. She is a long-time supporter…
 
This month we have Erin Quick- CEO & Co-Founder of PairTree. She is the face of the adoption industry with her mission to disrupt the adoption system. *I would love for you to go way back and tell us, what was your big dream when you were growing up? What did you think you were going to be? * “I was convinced I was going to be an interior designer”…
 
Join me and my guests, Vivian and John Robinson, founders of Blu Fern, as we talk about how business is an extension of one’s life and not just limited to generating profit and gaining wealth. We also discuss their journey of leaving the family business to start their own. “Business, I think it has to elicit more than money; you have to have a bit …
 
"We thought we knew, but holy crap we didn't" When the tech bubble burst, it shook a lot of those who didn’t anticipate the challenge that came after. The glory went away for a while, but that also opened doors to some. In this episode, Ben Cecil shares his journey of how he fell in love and fell out of love with working in broadcast news and how h…
 
Join me and my guest, Sarah Goodman. Sarah is an organization leader with multiple entrepreneurial ventures. Sarah leads, supports and advises start-ups and mid-market enterprises. She’s also a super mom, a wife, and a great friend. In this episode, you will learn: · Sarah’s brief background and influences · The concept of seven layers deep · Chang…
 
May is here and we have another very special guest, who is actually a dear friend of Melinda’s, Jan Goss Jan is the founder of Civility Consulting, which is a consulting agency that focuses on corporate soul development and serves leaders through speaking, training and executive coaching to help create a profitable company culture. She is also the …
 
In this episode of MVP Business our host ,Steph Silver, is interviewed by Tim Keisling. The podcast has been on hold for just over a year as Steph struggled through the processes of major changes in her life. Listen in to hear her journey over the past few years and what she's looking to in the future.…
 
For this month’s episode, Melinda is bringing another incredible role model to the stage, Janet Phan. Janet is a TED speaker, author, and most importantly the founder of Thriving Elements- a non-profit for underserved girls in STEM. Growing up, Janet’s mother worked as a cashier in dollar stores and goodwills and she remembers dreaming of being a c…
 
Happy International Women's Month! For this special episode, we chatted with Carolyn Childers, who is all about championing women. Carolyn is the founder and CEO of Chief, whose mission is to build a strong community of connection and support for executive women. Carolyn didn't always know that her passion was to help women in the workforce, she sa…
 
This month, our See It To Be It podcast guest is another inspiring female leader, Tonita Webb, who is the CEO of Verity Credit Union. She tells us about her journey to becoming CEO in a male-dominated industry and the struggles she faced along the way being a BIPOC woman. But how did she get to be CEO of a credit union? Well, Tonita grew up in a si…
 
Eleanor Beaton, an incredible role model from Canada that is on a mission to empower female entrepreneurs. When Eleanor was a little girl, she had big dreams to become either a supermodel or an investment banker. This is because she grew up in the age of the biggest supermodels and always looked up to these glamorous, empowered, feminine women such…
 
In this month's episode, we talk with Shelly Dominquez Lieder who is the VP of Accounts at TEN35 ad agency. To start the episode, Melinda first asks Shelly what her big dream was growing up and Shelly says that it was to be an Avon lady. She thought it was the coolest thing to walk around, ring people's doorbells, and make women feel their best sel…
 
On this episode of the See It To Be It podcast, we talk to Shayla Varnado, who is a fashion stylist turned entrepreneur and wine connoisseur. She is passionate about inspiring women to live the life of their dreams and is the founder of Black Girl’s Wine, which is an international organization for black women who share a passion and love for wine, …
 
Sheri West is a former corporate executive who has transitioned into a phenomenal advocate for young women by founding her own nonprofit organization, Live Girl, which mission is to prepare the next generation of diverse, brave female leaders with skills, community and connections so that all girls can thrive and make a positive impace on the world…
 
This month on the See It To Be It podcast Melinda talks with Dr. Shirley Davis, who is the CEO of SDS Enterprises, a woman and minority-owned C-Corporation that provides strategic development solutions that enable organizational leaders to build high performing and inclusive cultures that thrive in a competitive and changing environment. When Dr. D…
 
This month on See It To Be It podcast, Melinda speaks with Bonnie Marcus, an award winning entrepreneur, Forbes contributing writer, and executive coach. Bonnie Marcus, M.Ed., assists professional women to successfully navigate the workplace and position and promote themselves to advance their careers. With 20+ years of sales and management experie…
 
This month on See It To Be It podcast, Melinda speaks with Pat Bondurant, a famed business partner, and wife of legendary World Driving Champion Bob Bondurant. Pat takes us through her successful careers in aerospace, architecture, television, cars, and investing with her. She discusses how she's gotten to where she is today, obstacles she's overco…
 
This week on See It To Be It podcast, Melinda speaks with engineer, wife, cancer conqueror, mother, and ambassador; Foram Brown. Foram is based in London, England, and has dedicated her life to learning and empowering women with the knowledge she has obtained. She begins this episode by discussing her "big dream" when she was growing up and how she…
 
This week on See It To Be It podcast, Melinda speaks with author, speaker, and social entrepreneur; Rebecca Powers. Rebecca is based here in Austin, Texas and has made a HUGE impact within the community throughout her years of philanthropy. She begins this episode discussing her "big dream" in life and how this was to simply go to college and be a …
 
As a young woman, Ms. Ward always knew she wanted to be an attorney after taking on that role in a play as a young child. Coming from a community that lacked legal resources and frequently experienced police brutality, she knew she wanted to provide that resource to her community. She began her journey believing that her dream of being an attorney …
 
This week on the See It To Be It podcast, we speak with Sandy Forster, a successful business woman from down under that has mastered money manifestation. Sandy shares how she never really had that BIG dream growing up of what she wanted to do or who she wanted to be. She jokes that her dream was simply to leave school and get to the beach. Sandy ca…
 
Join me and Letty Sanchez, the owner and principal consultant at AEM Executive Consultants, as we look back at the year 202, talk about marketing and VINE pivoted during this pandemic. Steph also shares with us great pieces of advice on how you can find the right clients for your company and handle them better. In this episode, you will learn: · Wh…
 
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