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Sister entrepreneurs Dana Kadwell and Courtney Hopper talk about the ups and downs of the hustle, and the reward at the end of the journey. Life starts at the edge of our comfort zone, and that’s what running a business is about - it’s completely uncomfortable and yet thrilling at the same time. Hear Dana and Courtney talk about the hard parts of entrepreneurship with other business owners going through the struggle as well.
 
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Leading from the Library

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Leading from the Library

Shannon McClintock Miller, Future Ready Schools

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In this series, the topics will focus on the many ways Future Ready Librarians® lead as we hear stories and ideas from some of the nation’s top teacher librarians. They will inspire us and make us look at our practice within the topics of collection development, diversity, virtual and school library spaces, collaboration, empowering students as creators, continuous and remote learning and so much more.
 
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Today we share an episode of a podcast we guested on - The Flourishing Entrepreneur, hosted by our friend Aleya Harris. ----- Do you know how to handle fear when first starting your business? Today, we'll talk about how to get around and work with your fears! In this episode, I’m talking to Courtney and Dana, who have seen their vision for their co…
 
Title of the podcast: Student Leadership in the Library (with Wenndy Pray) Short Summary: Listeners will be inspired to create a space where students can support the library, learn the foundations of customer service, and embrace leadership. Guest Name: Wenndy Pray, MLS Guest location: Rio Grande Valley, Texas (Deep South Texas) Guest social media:…
 
Last week, Courtney and Dana talked with Dr. Anissa Reilly about what she learned from her career in education. In this episode, Courtney and Dana are looking back on what they learned from teaching and how it taught them to value themselves. Hustle and Gather is hosted by Courtney Hopper and Dana Kadwell, and is produced by Earfluence. Courtney an…
 
Short Summary: Jillian Rudes (@jrlibrarian) is an award-winning, New York City school librarian, whom Library Journal has coined the “Manga Maven." Learn about all the amazing things that Jillian is doing at her school library and with Manga in Libraries, her company that supports librarians with manga collection development, as well as webinars, p…
 
Dr. Anissa Reilly was a school principal in one of the poorest districts in the country for over 16 years, and, while she was excited to create a great environment for the elementary students, she struggled to lead staff who didn't want to be led. In this podcast, learn how she rose above the odds against her and why she's decided to go it on her o…
 
In this podcast, Darren Hudgins (@dhudgins) shares the importance of helping our young people understand the value in being digital detectives. Episode Notes: Guest Name: Darren Hudgins Guest work information/location: Founder/CEO of Think Do Thrive | Portland, Oregon Guest social media: Twitter & IG | @dhudgins LinkedIn | link Any other informatio…
 
Last week, sisters Eunice and Sabrina Moyle talked about the pivot that saved their company, Hello Lucky. They figured out that the growth-at-all-costs and the constant hustle was not what made them happy. Today, Courtney and Dana wonder why they're hustling so hard, and what they're ultimately chasing. Is it money? Respect in the industry? Content…
 
Episode Notes: Guest Name: Jennifer LaGarde Guest work information/location: Adjunct faculty: Rutgers University. Consultant/Speaker Guest social media: @jenniferlagarde - Twitter, @jennlagarde - Insta, @jennifer_lagarde - TikTok Any other information: Website: librarygirl.net Newsletter: https://drkenbortphd.substack.com/ Book: Developing Digital …
 
10 years into running Hello Lucky, sisters Eunice and Sabrina Moyle seemed to be on top of the world. They were working luxury weddings, they were featured on Martha Stewart Weddings, and the company was doing $2M a year. But what the world didn't see is Eunice and Sabrina were working crazy hours - and the company was losing over $100K a year. It …
 
Last week, Courtney and Dana talked with Jessie Williams about starting a business and financial requirements of that. In this episode, hear Courtney and Dana talk about their relationships with money and why it sometimes might be scary. Hustle and Gather is hosted by Courtney Hopper and Dana Kadwell, and is produced by Earfluence. Courtney and Dan…
 
The Importance of Sticking Together (with K.C. Boyd) Summary: As librarians, we are fortunate to be part of an amazing network of other librarians from around the world. As we face a new year filled with opportunities, challenges and growth, the importance of sticking together is one we can hold onto each and every day. KC (@Boss_Librarian) and Sha…
 
Jessie Williams wasn't sure what she wanted to do with her life, but she knew she was her happiest when she was creating. In this episode, hear how her she was inspired to move back to N.C. and open Edge of Urge—a one of a kind store that brings together independent artists' work in Raleigh and Wilmington—and Unlikely Professionals and found succes…
 
Episode Notes: Guest Name: Miranda Quintero Guest work information/location: Morningside Elementary School, Fort Worth Independent School District, Fort Worth, TX Guest social media: @bilingualbibliotecaria (Instagram) @bilingualbib (Twitter) Future Ready Schools Website: https://all4ed.org/future-ready-schools/ Twitter: @FutureReady, @ShannonMMill…
 
Last week, we heard Jen Taylor's tragic yet inspirational story about her husband's sudden death and what happened after - how Jen pressed on and found success in her next venture. Today, Courtney and Dana discuss valuing the lives we lead, even though sometimes it feels like we're bulldozing through them. Hustle and Gather is hosted by Courtney Ho…
 
Title: Reaching Students When They Can’t Reach You (with Nikki Robertson-Griffin) Short Summary: Finding time to physically come to the school library can prove to be a challenging task for high school students with a packed and demanding schedule and when the librarian isn’t always there. Learn a few methods one librarian is using to reach student…
 
In October 2018, Jen Taylor's world came crashing down as her husband tragically passed away, and she quickly had to figure out what the f*** to do with her life. Continue with her wedding planning business? Keep the house in Maui? Pivot to a new venture? No decisions are easy while grieving, but she had to make them anyway. Hustle and Gather is ho…
 
Title of the podcast: Share Your Story! We Need Accurate Narratives of the School Library (with Courtney Pentland) Short Summary: In the best of times, school librarians must be continuous advocates for materials and resources, funding, collaboration, technology, and more. School librarians are one of the only teaching positions in the school that …
 
Last week, Courtney and Dana talked with another set of sister entrepreneurs—Jackie and Cassie Collier. This week, hear how Courtney and Dana grew to have different strengths and approaches to business, despite being raised together. Plus, find out what caused the sisters' biggest fight ever and how they avoid fighting now. Hustle and Gather is hos…
 
Guest Name: Amanda Hunt Guest work information/location: Oak Run Middle School, New Braunfels, TX Guest social media: @thenextgenlibrarian Any other information: Amanda Hunt, aka TheNextGenLibrarian, is a 6th-8th middle school librarian in New Braunfels ISD. She’s been a librarian for twelve years at both elementary and secondary campuses. She is t…
 
Sisters Jackie and Cassie Collier started Bundle by up-cycling old board games with construction paper and handwritten cards and pricing six hours of hard work for $50. Now, paying homage to their family's love of board games, the company creates custom board games that each customer can uniquely enjoy. In this episode, hear how they rolled the dic…
 
Title: Toot Your Horn: Show Off Your Library This Year (with Blake Hopper)! Summary: Tooting your own horn can seem like a bad thing, but in fact, it is a good thing. Join Shannon McClintock Miller, as she talks to Blake Hopper about ways to show off your library this year. Guest Name: Blake Hopper Guest Social Media: FB and Instagram @travelingguy…
 
Last week, Julie Novack shared how she talked to anyone who would listen about her vision for PartySlate. For five years, at every cocktail party, she would share her dream, until one day she went for it. But is thinking out loud over cocktails the best strategy for everyone? Courtney and Dana aren't so sure. Hustle and Gather is hosted by Courtney…
 
In 2014, everything was going well for Julie Novack. She had spent her career at digital marketing agencies, at times with $50M budgets and in charge of 250 people. It was a fulfilling career that most would dream of. Except Julie's dream was the idea that she couldn't stop talking about for years - a content-rich marketplace that inspires people p…
 
Last week, Courtney and Dana talked with former pro-basketball player Marcus Ginyard about his journey to reinvent himself. In this episode, hear about them discuss the challenges of transitioning your life as an adult and the struggles of deciding what the hell you want to do—which should never include cutting your own bangs. Hustle and Gather is …
 
Basketball has been Marcus Ginyard's life for the last 31 years. And after a 12-year pro-career on the court, the Tar Heel basketball alum is reinventing himself in the Triangle. In this episode, hear how what he learned while becoming a successful athlete is helping him find success in what he calls "the real world." Hustle and Gather is hosted by…
 
Last week, Don Mamone taught Courtney and Dana a lot about self-love. In this episode, learn how they've learned to love themselves and how they're helping to cultivate that love in their children, too. Hustle and Gather is hosted by Courtney Hopper and Dana Kadwell, and is produced by Earfluence. Courtney and Dana's hustles include C&D Events, Hus…
 
A hospitality veteran and photography entrepreneur, Don Mamone was afraid that their business would be at risk if they were to be who they knew they were. When they finally decided it was time to live their authentic truth, the outpouring of acceptance was greater than they could've ever imagined. In this episode, learn what can happen when you sta…
 
On last week's episode, Brandee Gaar from the Wedding Pro CEO Podcast talked about how you come to a point in business where you have a choice - run FROM fear, or run TO something that's both exciting and scary. Today, Courtney and Dana unpack that conversation; plus, how lavish celebrations truly fill a need in life, the value of mentorship, and f…
 
When Brandee Gaar left her job in hospitality, she had to work hard to build her business. She wore all the hats - sales, marketing, SOPs, hiring, firing, customer relations, and everything else that comes with running a small business. She wasn't making much, but she realized that in order to make more money, she actually had to spend money on hir…
 
On last week's episode, Married at First Sight's Rachel DeAlto talked about her times when life was going nowhere - a law career that didn't work out, a startup that ran out of money, and a messy divorce. But she started over, pushed through, and now she's one of the most prominent relationship experts. Today, Courtney and Dana unpack that conversa…
 
When you see Rachel DeAlto now, you see a success story - a relationship expert who's been on Married at First Sight and Oprah, and published in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. What you won't see is what happened before the success - a law career that went nowhere, a failed startup, and a messy divorce. She thought that she wasn't allow…
 
When sisters-in-law Nora and Elizabeth Sheils started Rock Paper Coin in 2018, they quickly found that running a software company was nothing like running a typical wedding industry business. First and foremost, they needed funding, which was going well - until an investor backed out at the last minute. In today's episode, Nora and Elizabeth talk a…
 
Today we're re-airing one of our favorite episodes from last year, featuring Raleigh Cheesy's Courtney Bowman. Since our conversation, Courtney has opened up a new location in Raleigh (3075 Medlin Drive) and has become a hit on TikTok. Courtney Bowman literally built Raleigh Cheesy on Instagram and charcuterie boards. It seemed to blow up over nigh…
 
On last week's episode, Kelly Breakstone Roth brought up conscious consumerism - being aware of what we're buying at where it came from. But why do we purchase the things that we do? Is it because we need them? Or because it validates us in some way? Plus, we explore regret and the concept that, if you have no regrets in life, you've never examined…
 
"We're not encouraging people to consume. We're encouraging people to make better choices when they decide to buy something." This quote from Kelly Breakstone Roth can be applied to just about any industry - we need to guide people to make the best choice. But how can we do that? For Kelly, she's found a way to give her customers the best value and…
 
On last week's episode, Mountainside Media's Christie Osborne came on to talk about how she evaluates ideas from her team and clients, even the ones she thinks suck. Today, Courtney and Dana dive deep into what happens when they're not sure if their ideas are worth battling for, and why looking at competitors' negative reviews isn't just something …
 
Short Summary: In the final podcast of Season 4, Shannon McClintock Miller welcomed Joyce Valenza as they recapped the last two years within the world of libraries and education. This one is filled with inspirations, a check-in, a pep talk and a massive hug. It is one you won’t want to miss! Show Notes: Presentation Joyce discussed in the post can …
 
Early in Christie Osborne's career, she realized that literally everybody has ideas, even the people you wouldn't expect to. But the challenge is evaluating those ideas based on if they're truly worth your time, energy, and resources. How do you do that? You never debate what you can test. Christie Osborne is the owner of Mountainside Media which s…
 
Show Notes Guest: Hilda Weisburg Hilda Weisburg was a school librarian for over 30 years and is now an author, speaker, and adjunct instructor at William Paterson University (NJ) and Montana State, She received the 2016 AASL Distinguished Service Award. Hilda co-authored seventeen books for school librarians including five for ALA Editions, the las…
 
On last week's episode, Judy Pickett shared her struggles of building a business while being a mom - and eventually joining forces with her daughter Hilaire. Today, Courtney and Dana unpack that conversation and wonder if it's possible to truly be both supermom and badass entrepreneur. Hustle and Gather is hosted by Courtney Hopper and Dana Kadwell…
 
Title: Mindfulness In The Library Guest: Ashley Cooksey Ashley (she|her) is the Director of the Technology Learning Center at the University of Central Arkansas, as well as an adjunct instructor in the Online Teaching program. She is a former school librarian, classroom teacher, and instructional technology coach. Ashley is also a registered yoga t…
 
In 1979, Judy Pickett started her business with $500, her passion for interior design, and her naïveté. Throughout the 80's, she built her business while being a mom - and suffered from mom guilt before that was even a common term. On the show today, Judy and her daughter Hilaire talk about growing up in entrepreneurship, why they joined forces in …
 
Guest: Kristy Kimball Barker, Librarian, Central Intermediate School, Central, Louisiana Facebook: Central Intermediate Library Twitter: @BarkerandBooks --- Shannon McClintock Miller, Future Ready Librarian Spokesperson and National Faculty Member, Future Ready Schools. District Teacher Librarian and Innovation Director, Van Meter Community School …
 
On last week's episode, Chris J Evans shared how he establishes connection with his luxury clientele, his experience in fine dining, and why he only hires surfers. Today, Courtney and Dana talk about their time in restaurants, who they tend to hire (not surfers), and how connecting with clients is a difficult balance. Hustle and Gather is hosted by…
 
Shannon McClintock Miller, Future Ready Librarian Spokesperson and National Faculty Member, Future Ready Schools. District Teacher Librarian and Innovation Director, Van Meter Community School (Van Meter, IA). @shannonmmiller Future Ready Schools Website: all4ed.org/future-ready-schools Free Future Ready Institutes: FutureReady.org/Institutes Twitt…
 
When Chris J Evans was working at a fine dining establishment in Maui, he learned what it takes to create a true luxury experience. Now as a high-end photographer, with every wedding, he works to create a beautiful, authentic, and amazing experience. Today he shares with Courtney and Dana how all of us can take our customer experience to the next l…
 
Shannon McClintock Miller, Future Ready Librarian Spokesperson and National Faculty Member, Future Ready Schools. District Teacher Librarian and Innovation Director, Van Meter Community School (Van Meter, IA). @shannonmmiller Future Ready Schools Website: all4ed.org/future-ready-schools Free Future Ready Institutes: FutureReady.org/Institutes Twitt…
 
On last week's episode (Spotify | Apple), Lindsay Williams gave us the blueprint on how to truly connect with our clients and partners. Today, Courtney and Dana talk about that connection with couples they've worked with, what they've each inherited from their mom and dad, and what happens when they have a mental health check-in. Hustle and Gather …
 
According to Lindsay Williams, "People connect with people. They don't necessarily connect with products. So if people connect with you, if they trust you and they like you, that lead is warm and easier to close." So with limited time and attention, how do you create those real and meaningful connections? Today, Lindsay gives us the blueprint. Lind…
 
On last week's episode (Spotify | Apple), Billy Warden shared his experiences with pro wrestling, dressing in drag, writing for Joan Rivers, and more. He tries to take in ever moment that comes to him because, "You don't know that you're in a golden age until it's gone. So try to appreciate every moment, cause it might be as good as it gets." Today…
 
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