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Reading Aloud

Marisol and Adam Colette

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Welcome to the Reading Aloud Podcast, a place where the creative, emotional and hilarious aspects of relationship communication are explored in real-time, by a real Married couple. Marisol and Adam are a married couple living in Asheville, North Carolina. Outside of the Podcast, Marisol is an entrepreneur, who owns SolReflection, a therapeutic image consulting firm (she's a style therapist) and Adam works for Dogwood Alliance, a environmental non-profit organization. After dating, marriage, ...
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Franchise Today

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Welcome to Franchise Today as it celebrates its 15th year in 2024. Join host Stan Friedman, President of FRM Solutions every Wednesday at 12 PM ET / 11 AM CT as he provides full disclosure on what’s going on inside franchising today and serves up discussions with weekly guests, who will talk about best practices for scaling their businesses for sustainable growth, through sensible franchising. Franchising remains an unintentional profession. Most people don't go to school to study about how ...
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Since 1989, Anago has been making the dream of business ownership a reality. As CEO & President, Adam is deeply passionate about fostering entrepreneurship and the financial freedom that comes with it. He firmly believe that entrepreneurship is the cornerstone of economic progress. At Anago, they provide aspiring business owners with turnkey soluti…
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Brian Shunia is the President and Co-Founder of The Wing Snob™ brand and as such, he is dedicated to serving the very best, fresh, never frozen, mouthwatering, hormone-free chicken wings anywhere, topped by a variety of delectable signature sauces and flavorful dry rubs. Wing Snob™ operates as a modern, quick-service, fast casual style restaurant w…
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As Vice President of Franchise Development at Right at Home, Jen Chaney is responsible for the company's growth and development by awarding incredible franchise opportunities to interested and eligible candidates. Jen has direct oversight of new, prospective franchisees, as well as growth by expansion of existing franchisees. Jen is a strategic tho…
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Gary Prenevost, has served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Franchise Association for some 15 years, and has been a FranNet Rock Star for some 21 years. Now, he adds the titlea of best-selling author and sought-after Platform Speaker to his resume, as his recently released book the Unstoppable Franchisee, soars on USA Today’s List of Top 1…
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RICKY KALMON is a growth mindset expert, a motivational speaker and are you ready for this, a celebrity hypnotist. Ricky delivers high-energy and mindset motivational keynote programs and corporate entertainment. His programs are inspirational and offer compelling, applicable tools, that anyone can use for both their personal and professional devel…
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This week on Franchise Today, we delve into the world of business acceleration and artificial intelligence (AI) in franchising, with our esteemed guest, Ford Saeks. An acclaimed business growth accelerator and early AI adapter, Ford brings refreshing insights to the table, shedding light on how AI is revolutionizing workflows across industries. Fea…
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Babies coming down from the cosmos on burlap sacks??? Yep, it's Marisol explains life. So strap in and listen to this wide ranging and hilarious episode. Check us out at https://readingaloud.captivate.fm (Subscribe, Download, and Review) Follow along on this journey through life on Instagram or facebook at @readingaloudpodcast or send us a message …
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John Smolen, Senior Vice President of Global Distribution Sales at Atmosphere TV, joins us today to discuss the streaming platform’s benefits for franchises and businesses, like restaurants, bars, grills, taverns, and gyms.Atmosphere TV is known for replacing daytime TV in public spaces with engaging short-form content across 40+ channels and is re…
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As their fertility story begins its final chapter, Marsiol and Adam share about recent powerful experiences about the different ways that they are working through both grief, acceptance, and being "ok". Want more Reading Aloud Podcast? Become a member of our Pateron! Check us out at https://readingaloud.captivate.fm (Subscribe, Download, and Review…
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In September, 2019, Ace Hardware successfully expanded its business by acquiring Handyman Matters and rebranding it as Ace Handyman Services, with a refreshed business strategy focused on expanding home improvement services. Under the leadership of Andy Bell, co-founder of Handyman Matters and CEO of the rebranded entity, Ace Handyman Services has …
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After a seven year journey, Marisol and Adam finally get the official news on their final IVF transfer. Check us out at https://readingaloud.captivate.fm (Subscribe, Download, and Review) Follow along on this journey through life on Instagram or facebook at @readingaloudpodcast or send us a message at readingaloudlove@gmail.com Thanks for listening…
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John Francis, a franchise expert, advisor, and speaker with over 30 years of experience, shares his deep understanding of the franchising world. Born into a franchise family, he was a franchisee and franchisor multiple times. His parents pioneered the franchise model in the hair salon industry, creating a global empire. John's diverse background in…
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Listen in as Marisol and Adam recap the final IVF transfer of this seven year journey of building their family. How was this time so very different than all the others? Neo had some BIG FEELS about the whole situation, which impacted Marisol and Adam in completely different ways. They also give their thoughts on the recent Alabama Supreme Court dec…
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This week Alia Alston, founder of Icebox Cryotherapy Studios, shares her personal journey and business insights on Franchise Today. A car accident and childbirth complications led her to discover the pain-relieving benefits of cryotherapy, prompting her to open the first retail cryotherapy studio in the United States. Despite her lack of experience…
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It's Valentines Day and Marisol and Adam started off on the wrong foot. The day was not the magical, loving, romantic day that they have experienced in the past. How do you get back to that? how to you rekindle the spark or reignite that flame of love? The couple discusses what is going well and how to refocus on that instead. Want more Reading Alo…
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Last week in Phoenix, I invited attendees from various facets of the franchising community to share the impact IFA has had on their careers. Collectively, I am calling this the Many Voices of IFA and presenting it as this week's episode of Franchise Today. Seasoned industry professionals like Frank Fiume, Nick Friedman, Rocco Fiorentino, and others…
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Marisol and Adam discuss what has been going on in each others lives. Marisol recounts a work experience that was very Michael Scott in The Office and Adam talks about a work experience that sent him into a stressful trauma response. Marisol notes that something feels different within Adam and he breaks down how he has been feeling in the past few …
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Doug Willmarth shares his career journey from being a navy pilot to finding his passion in marketing and the restaurant business, leading to various roles including chief marketing officer at Wingstop and President at Mooyah Burgers, Fries, and Shakes. With experience in brand management at companies like Kraft Foods and PepsiCo, Willmarth transiti…
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There are a million ways to cut a cake but which is the right way? what is the most efficient way? and what way works best for your family? Adam and Marisol Breakdown how they both handle a problem when it presents itself, how they would do it together and the ways they can improve on problem solving together as a couple. Want more Reading Aloud Po…
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Marisol's time of the month was this weekend and Adam was being an asshole. Listen in as the couple discusses balancing support and pushing, showing up for one another in tough times, and how sometimes a bad attitude can snowball a whole weekend. Want more Reading Aloud Podcast? Become a member of our Pateron! Check us out at https://readingaloud.c…
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This week on Franchise Today, Matt Haller, President and CEO of the International Franchise Association (IFA). offered a deep dive into various critical topics, notably the eagerly anticipated IFA Convention set to take place in less than two weeks in Phoenix. Haller shared insights into the convention, which aims to "franchise smarter" by fosterin…
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Marisol and Adam reflect on their 2023 goal for the year...to have sex 99 times in 365 days. Find out if the couple reached their goal, what they learned about themselves, their marriage, and each other. Want more Reading Aloud Podcast? Become a member of our Pateron! Check us out at https://readingaloud.captivate.fm (Subscribe, Download, and Revie…
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Heather Anderson shares her journey from working at a digital marketing agency to becoming Vice President of Marketing and Operations at The Little Gym, and then transitioning to a VP role at Eulerity, a supplier of efficient marketing platforms. She underscores the importance of adaptability in franchising and marketing, especially during the pand…
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Doing a hike for the first time, everything is new. You feel the incline, you notice the trail markers, you are more aware of the sunlight, the distance, the ground under your feet, the unknown of it all. Do that same hike two weeks later, and it feels shorter, you stop noticing the what the trail head looks like, or where the first incline comes i…
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Meet Dave Mortensen, the visionary co-founder and president of Self Esteem Brands, who along with partner and co-founder Chuck Runyon, have taken the franchise world by storm with the renowned Anytime Fitness brand, now over 5,500 locations strong, across 41 countries! From being inspired by the structure of companies like Pizza Hut and McDonalds, …
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Getting married, struggling through infertility, losing out on jobs, becoming a parent, health scares... Any one of those things can shake a person and make you question who you really are. Adding all of those together along with attempting to better yourself, grow into your thirties, and figure out "who you are" can leave a person a little lost. A…
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As we enter 2024 franchising as a business model is navigating a complex landscape of challenges, including new legislation that affects their operations and various factors that influence business decision-making. The labor market has experienced significant shifts as the result of the pandemic, with many companies turning to technological automat…
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Its the beginning of 2024 and Marisol and Adam are diving into their financial planning conversations for the year. Follow along as they debate how they might hit a 10% giving goal for the year, how they are planning to improve their saving habits, and which values drive most of their money spending. OH, and did we mention that the entire podcast i…
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Jason Feifer in the Editor in Chief at Entrepreneur Magazine. Like most of us in the franchise world, Jason never anticipated that small businesses of any kind would become a cornerstone of his career, much less those in franchising. As a journalist, he wrote for various newspapers and magazines, with no particular attachment to the content. That a…
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As the year comes to a close, Marisol and Adam discuss why they set new years intentions and why being intentional is important to their relationship as a whole. The couple spends time discussing the differences between intention setting, manifesting, and resolutions and why they try to make intentionality a part of their lives as a whole. They dis…
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With more than 30 years in the franchise space that includes 20 years leading Fran Dev at Home Franchise Concepts, JT opened doors and created opportunities for thousands of those who aspire to own their own business. Helping people make their dreams of business ownership a reality with low-cost, home-based franchise opportunities in the home servi…
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Adam and Marisol discuss the busyness around the holidays and how it can be harder to connect with your partner. They wanted to talk about quick connections and making small moments mater, but Marisol has a bone to pick with Adam and the couple quickly shifts gears into a different conversation around feedback, taking in criticism, the how the ment…
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You can disagree with someone and still respect them. You can love parenthood and be resentful of what it did to your body. You can love your husband and not like him in the same moment. Holding two truths can be both difficult and necessary. Marisol and Adam reckon with dialectical thinking in this episode as they hold space for both not wanting t…
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Stefan Figley is President of 1-800-PACKOUTS. Since 2013, 1-800-Packouts has been shaping the contents restoration industry. Their story begins with a desire to create a consistent and professional process across the nation in the personal property space. Their greatest strength is their people, from the corporate team to their franchise owners. 1-…
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As the end of the year nears, Marisol and Adam are starting to feel more stillness, space, and calm. Adam reflects that he is experiencing a welcoming back to his old identity and finding himself. One of his past enjoyments was the concept of group drawing activities and how he wants to do more of this again and how he sees this as deeply connected…
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This week we hear from Babz and Michael Barnett, a husband and wife franchisor team at the head of the table at Romp & Roll. Romp n' Roll is a young childhood enrichment exercise, education, STEAM and STEM concept, with an AMAZING story and it's co-founders are here to tell it. . It’s not every day that a US emerging franchisor in the early stages …
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Marisol and Adam continue forward in the process of making a decision around family planning. The couple recounts how their answer around the question of having another kid has changed recently and has changed over time. How does one know when you have found clarity? How can you be sure that your decision is the right one and feel contempt with the…
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Ron Bender is an experienced Franchise Professional, dedicated to helping people improve their lives through franchise ownership with transparency and positivity in all aspects . He believes that enthusiastic networking, a strong social media presence, dynamic presentations and internal and external team building and mentoring help achieve top resu…
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Marisol and Adam share a little about their past weekend going to see Paw Patrol Live! and how they never imagined their lives revolving around a cartoon about dogs as much as it has. The couple spends time talking about gratitude as the Thanksgiving season is upon us and they ways that they show gratitude in their marriage. This sparks a discussio…
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With nearly 10 years of experience in franchising, Ashly Loza brings both breadth and depth of knowledge as an experienced franchise executive. She has worked alongside 50+ franchise brands in a broad spectrum of areas including franchise sales, developing and implementing marketing and lead gen strategies, and driving operational excellence and ef…
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Marisol and Adam discuss the ongoing Palestinian ethnic cleansing, what activism today can look like and the role social media and prayer plays. The couple emphasis the power of engaging in conversation and also talk about the balance of action and inaction as forms of self preservation. Spending extra time enjoying your freedoms with your family, …
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This week you are going to have the pleasure of hearing from another very affable and capable franchise executive, as my guest today is Stacey Ryan, Chief Operating Officer at The School of Rock, one of my favorite franchised brands. As their website describes them, "The School of Rock is a trailblazing global children’s franchise concept, that has…
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Marisol and Adam check in with one another about moving forward with adding another kid to their family. With an embryo in the bank and a surrogate on stand-by, how do you decide? Making this large life altering decision will change their lives either way. The couple tries to recon with the process of making this decision. Want more Reading Aloud P…
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This is a very special Edition of Franchise Today, in celebration of Veterans Day, coming up Saturday November 11th 2023, at 11AM. Celebrations and parades will be kicking off across America in honor of all those who have served in our Nation ‘s Armed Forces. To help us better understand the close ties and connections between veterans and franchisi…
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When men are together in male-only spaces how does the dynamic of the conversation shift? Marisol and Adam recently had a construction crew working at their house and Marisol got to be a fly on the wall for this all-male construction crews daily interactions. The couple discuss Adams experience with locker room talk, Marisol's experience with a mis…
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Paul Damico grew up on Long Island, in New York. He holds 3 degrees in culinary and restaurant management including a Doctorate of Business Administration in Restaurant, Food, and Beverage Management from Johnson and Wales University. Paul began the first 14 years of his career working for the Host Marriott organization, working on travel plazas an…
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Adam and Marisol go to the movies! After seeing the latest Barbie movie (during a day date) they sit in the parking lot and record their knee jerk reactions. They dive into Ryan Goslings partial of Ken, and how he lives out his patriarchal dream; Michael Cera's role as Allen and why Adam can't shake the "nice guys finish last" trope, and how Margo …
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Tarji Carter has been in franchise development for many years. Beginning with Carvel and Cinnabon at Focus Brands, and stops along the way at Dunkin Donuts, WIngstop and Bojangles. Today, she is the President of Guest First Services, a boutique consultancy and the Founder and President of The Franchise Player, a revolutionary initiative that aims t…
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