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Leaving your corporate job to become an entrepreneur is scary! Each Thursday, join Dorothy Kolb, a former media & sports finance exec and single mom of 4 turned entrepreneur, for quick digestible tips on making it all work. If you're an entrepreneur who is struggling to figure out how to function without that corporate support team, this podcast is for you
 
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We chat with Fabienne Fredrickson, founder of Boldheart about how possible it is to make money (lots of it!!) and still have your life. For 20+ years, Fabienne Fredrickson has powerfully mentored tens of thousands of women business owners to grow, then scale their businesses, earning them tens of millions collectively each year, while increasing th…
 
Come meet Anouck Gotlib, the CEO of Belgian Boys. Yep, she is the CEO! Belgian Boys is a unique (to the US) sweet brand that brought the wonderful Belgian waffle treat to the US and is killing it! Anouck chats with us about her journey and how she navigates heading a very successful company while still being mom to her two sons. Check out her compa…
 
For Dawn Hunter, corporate employment led to the steamy summers and swampy subways of NYC which can introduce one to the unique discomforts of being a woman in a hot & humid city. After many years working on open office plans for corporate America, she finally decided to follow her passion - developing and launching a fresh new product for the Amer…
 
We chatted with Sarah O'Brien Hammond, the founder of The Network of Women in this episode. Sarah found herself questioning what her purpose was when she hit a wall at 42. Listen as she details what brought her to that point and how she found her purpose and acted on it. Find out more about Sarah: The Network of Women Instagram LinkedIn…
 
We chatted with Prudence Milsap, the founder of Beauty by Earth, an organic and clean tanning and skincare line about her journey and how finding people, vendors, supporters who really believe in you will take you from struggling to success. Website: BeautyByEarth LinkedIn InstagramBy Dorothy Kolb and Shannon Fletcher
 
In this episode, we spoke with Mary Henderson, Personal Branding Coach about the professional labels assigned to us during our careers and how to break free from those and find our bigger purpose. Mary is an internationally recognized Personal Branding & Digital Business Specialist. She helps Service Based Business Owners, Coaches and Consultants s…
 
Miranda Mitchell is an energetic alignment coach and human design specialist. What is that? Tune in to find out how Miranda helps industry leaders step into higher potential to create more impact with sustainability and ease. Each of us is unique and our approach to life, professional and personal, should be also. Shannon & Dorothy find out in this…
 
Erin Pace is a conscious embodiment guide and soul coach. She supports thought leaders on their paths of vitality and expansion, and womxn from all walks of life who are navigating common stressors (grief, shame, fear, emotional reactivity, anxiety, disease, relationships, etc.). Her Responsive Body Practice weaves cognitive, somatic, energetic and…
 
NFA baby… That’s exactly what you think it means. No F**king Around! We had the most incredible guest on Oh Sh*t, What Now?! (can you think of a more appropriate synergy??). Dr. Amanda Barrientez, the Money Healer and founder of @NFAMoney joined @Shannon Fletcher and me for a very open and frank discussion about money and what belief systems you ha…
 
Eileen Grimes believes that powerful things happen when children feel seen, heard, and understood. Her book, The Us Journal: A Journey of Love and Discovery fosters open, heartfelt communication between parents and children. Join us as we dive into how important it is, as we all run our businesses and lives, to remember to connect with our children…
 
Join us for a conversation with Leah Ellis who went from living paycheck to paycheck no matter what their family income to slaying those money drags and dispelling the money myths. Leah Ellis of Endeavor Financial Coaching teaches fed-up Americans how to break the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle and reach their money goals. She is here to help calm the …
 
Becoming a mom brings everything into focus... In this episode of Oh Sh*t What Now, attorney Miriam Airington of Airington Law tells us how she went from a well-employed criminal defense attorney to starting her own law practice while pregnant and divorcing! She sheds light on how important it is to really focus on what's important and how she made…
 
Join us in chatting with Alessandra Henderson co-founder of Elektra Health in a discussion around menopause and peri-menopause. This is for ALL of us - women, men, young and far from menopause and those in the midst of it or approaching it. Seriously, you don't want to miss this one! Did you know that medical schools only spend a few hours on the t…
 
You want to know a woman who is making space for other high-powered women? You need to meet Leslie Bailey. Leslie is the co-founder, CEO, and editor-in-chief of Indy Maven, a lifestyle media company by women, for women in Central Indiana. Before launching Indy Maven, Leslie worked as a freelance writer and editor and held roles including managing e…
 
Since 2004, Diane Pleuss has matched hundreds of entrepreneurs with their perfect fit franchise opportunity, while successfully guiding them to avoid rookie mistakes – at no cost to her clients. As a result, they are creating wealth, making an impact in their marketplace and enjoying the systems already in place to accelerate their path to success.…
 
Helena Fogarty is a rule breaking, magnetic CEO Founder Coach who's seen it all. She's a 4 time CEO and a 3 time founder. She is passionate about helping CEOs take action on the things that matter most. She's known for guiding companies through times of crisis. Helena’s mission is to help start-up founders and CEOS go bigger and increase the IMPACT…
 
Come meet Ari Krzyzek, the co-founder and chief creative officer of Chykalophia (read: see-ka-lo-fia). Ari is helping women-led brands in FemTech & DTC transform their website into a platform that unlocks business opportunities. She serves as a branding, UX consultant, and professional peer in support of fellow female entrepreneurs through the #1 r…
 
Heesun Lho has spent over ten years in the entrepreneurship world as a founder, investor, and connector and is now empowering women entrepreneurs as the Director of Programs for the Tory Burch Foundation in New York. Prior to joining, Heesun was a Venture Partner at 500 Startups, an early-stage fund and seed accelerator with a global portfolio of o…
 
This musician turned downright inventor is someone you'll want to listen to for sure! Amanda McIntosh is the Founder and CEO of Take My Face Off, a Los Angeles-based brand that creates reusable, super soft makeup removing Makeup Mittys and Mitty Minis that are much better for the environment than single-use products like makeup wipes and cotton bal…
 
Betsy Ludwig is a very impressive woman who is leading the way for young entrepreneurs to become impressive in their own rite! She is the Executive Director of the Women's Entrepreneurship Program at Northeastern University. Not only that, she has raised her children in London and Boston while doing all this as well as an incredible career in Europ…
 
Catherine Hover is the entrepreneur behind Saratoga and Burlington Paint and Sip Studios and Palette Community and Coworking spaces located in Upstate New York. Paint and Sip and its multiple locations were the first in the Capital Regions of New York and Vermont. Most recently, she created and grew the Palette coworking community alongside her gro…
 
For more than 20 years, Marie revolutionized small business marketing and sales in the Chicagoland area and nationally with her no-nonsense approach to how work can be crafted to support the person and their family first. With sophisticated tech stacks, personal development, upskilling, and reskilling, her work in the virtual workspace has challeng…
 
You'll love Nubia DuVall Wilson and her journey! Here's a woman who owns a full-service PR agency full-service agency. Cielo Consulting, based right outside of New York City in South Orange, NJ, specializing in People, Places, and Products in the social impact and lifestyle verticals. The team has decades of experience supporting the public relatio…
 
Prithvi Madhukar aka The Marketing Nomad is an entrepreneur, business owner, podcaster, youtuber, digital nomad and a nano-influencer with a zest for life! She started her company The Marketing Nomad in Delaware, USA with the sole purpose of empowering entrepreneurs, solopreneurs and small business owners across the world to implement long-term act…
 
Michal Levison is a speaker, engagement expert, and the author of two Amazon five-star cookbooks. She uses food as a gateway to help people create bonds and high quality relationships. Founder of Seasoned Moments, she uses research-based, data-driven strategies to build thriving, productive and connected cultures, particularly in the age of technol…
 
Lisa Anderson Shaffer is an author, artist, and psychotherapist. For the last 5 years she has been writing three things she has learned each day and sharing the personal results of this ongoing daily journaling practice with her followers and fans via a weekly newsletter and her published guided journal, THESE THREE THINGS. In 2020, Lisa was overco…
 
Scout Driscoll is the founder and CEO of VINT, Wine Branding & Design. With a firm belief in storytelling through design, VINT expertly guides wine brands through strategic branding and packaging evolutions. VINT has designed more than 100 wine labels for Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, helping them build the nation’s largest wine club (with 40…
 
Audra is the Founder of The Thread, applying her bold vision and action-oriented approach to transform womens’ confidence and leadership abilities through an award-winning personal development experience. She brings more than a decade of marketing experience and a social entrepreneurship focus to community building in the Midwest, where she also co…
 
You will be so impressed with Michelle Rosaline! She is a serial entrepreneur who launched Hello Otter at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to connect us all in a way that the existing platforms couldn't. Connect with her on Instagram here and here. On LinkedIn here and here. On on the web here and here.…
 
Catch the great conversation we had with doula, yoga instructor, PR-agency owner and mom, Meredith LeJeune! We still don't know how she has time for all of this but listen in to hear how she has figured it out. Meredith LeJeune is an award-winning public relations professional who has developed and executed high-impact media relations campaigns. A …
 
Our guest is Jamie Lieberman. She's a lawyer, who says, "Don't stop listening because you heard that I'm a fun lawyer. I'm a lawyer. I'm an entrepreneur. I own my own law practice called hashtag legal. I am a mom of two boys. I am married to a lawyer." What was her biggest challenge? She's wraps it up in one word - Identity. When you have your firs…
 
Jess retired from corporate America in 2018 after 15 years in the pet industry. She's been an entrepreneur for three years and has just launched her second venture as the CEO and founder of Bundle X Joy. Bundle X Joy is a female-owned and founded pet food brand. They really believe that the pet space specifically is really missing that target marke…
 
Meet co-host Dorothy Kolb. She's a former corporate employee having spent 20+ years at companies like Deloitte, CBS, FOX, NBC and HGTV and launched her consulting practice, dkeast & associates in 2016 as a single mom of 4 sons. She's been from zero to 6-figures in that time and has raised 4 pretty well-adjusted sons! Join her, along with co-host Sh…
 
Welcome to Thriving in the Chaos! I've mentioned in various podcasts as a host and guest as well as blog posts and workshops how important it is to own your financials. In fact, I even have a service called own your financials. But what does that mean? How do you do that? Why should you do that? This will be a very short episode this week but only …
 
Welcome to Thriving in the Chaos! This is part 2 of Financials for Non Financial people! Last episode I discussed the balance sheet. This episode, I'm going to dig into the profit and loss, or P&L (also known as the income statement as well). Let's get rolling...By Dorothy Kolb
 
Welcome to Thriving in the Chaos! I took a little of my own advice and unplugged for a little while. Now I'm back, refreshed and ready to go! I thought it might be a good time to dig a little into financial statements. Don't worry, this is financial statements for non-financial folks!By Dorothy Kolb
 
Ohhhh unplugging!!! What a luxury right? Shouldn't be. In this 2021 recovery from a pandemic, it's downright mandatory! Seriously, 2020 was obviously crazy and we all were terribly stressed out. 2021 presents us with opportunities to recover from that but it seems like we're all trying to recover AND get ahead at the cost of our own sanity and heal…
 
Founders need to take care of themselves in order to avoid or at least mitigate burn-out. It’s so easy to get so involved in and on your business that you forget that one of your greatest assets is yourself. One way to tackle it is to really define a work-life balance. But let’s look at this whole work-life balance for a moment. Should it be a bala…
 
Welcome to Thriving in the Chaos! I thought I'd take an episode to remind us all to remember to include humor in our lives. And in our lives means both in our personal lives and in our professional lives as well. You may have heard about the study years ago that babies & kids laugh 400 times a day and adults only 15. Only 15!! Sometimes you're just…
 
So we're halfway through 2021. Did you have a plan for 2021? Well, before we get to the current year plan, do you have an over all business plan at all? Having a solid business plan is key to success. Why do you need one? You may be thinking, hey I'm not looking for funding or investors so why do I need this? That's a great question that I get a lo…
 
Welcome to episode two of Thriving in the Chaos. In this episode, we are addressing the elephant in the room - imposter syndrome! How many of you does that resonate with? Feeling like you're constantly in a state of fake it till you make it. That feeling that you're lucky to have the job you have. You know you're smart. You know what you're doing, …
 
Join host, Dorothy Kolb, in this inaugural episode of Thriving in the Chaos, a podcast for entrepreneurs and ex-corporate folks who are journeying the entrepreneur life. In this episode, we meet Dorothy, hear about her journey and get a little insight into what hack she has for making sure her business was going to be successful.…
 
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