Melissa has had the opportunity to be featured in several podcasts. She was so inspired by hearing other women’s stories, that she began a local TV show, called, “Empowering Entrepreneurs,” featuring local women in business and/or women who created community organizations.
Melissa lives in a very supportive community, and truly believes in empowering and inspiring other women, through her story and the story of others.
Melissa began this podcast, as a way to globally highlight women in business, organizations and women with inspiring stories.
If you have a business, that you would like to highlight, an organization that you started, or an empowering life story, please contact Melissa, to possibly be interviewed.
Let’s keep building each other up as women in business and women in the world!
Benefits of signing up for a podcast:
Increased exposure for your business/organization; increasing brand recognition
A chance to tell your own story and inspire other women
Promotion for your business/organization
Builds credibility, can add to resume and experience
Checkout my interview, with the amazing Connie Bramer.
Bramer is author of “How Connie Got Her Rack Back,” Founder & President of Get Your Rack Back Inc., a not for profit organization, and is a Finance & Insurance Consultant in the automotive industry.
Bramer grew up on the Sacandaga Lake, NY and has been residing in Clifton Park, NY for the past 17 years. She has two teenagers, Alyssa, 16 and Alex 15, and a rambunctious yellow lab named Callie. Bramer is a graduate of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. She grew up in the car business as her parents owned several new car franchises over the course of their 40 years in the business.
After graduating from college, Bramer began working in the family business; maintaining positions in every facet of the dealership. Over the course of her 24 years in the automotive industry, Bramer has spent many years on the retail side of the business, as an automotive lender for a large bank and several years as a national trainer for a financial services provider in the industry. That experience coupled with finance and management training, led Bramer to a career as an F&I Consultant to automotive retailers.
She is also a breast cancer survivor who chronicled her journey in her memoir, “How Connie Got Her Rack Back;” a bold “in your face” look at cancer with a comical twist. In 2012, Bramer began raising money for non-profits providing services to cancer patients before starting her own foundation, Get Your Rack Back (GYRB for short) in March 2015. Collectively, GYRB events have raised over $150,000 to provide assistance for cancer patients and cancer research; some funds donated to other not for profits, such as the American Cancer Society.
Since 2015, funds raised by GYRB provide meal delivery, grocery, gas and restaurant gift cards as well as physician/hospital co-pay assistance to cancer patients in Upstate NY.
Bramer’s mission is for GYRB to assist one patient, one family at a time. She believes that everyone has the ability to make a difference in the lives of others.
Checkout my interview, with the amazing Samantha Ettus!
A renowned work/life wellness expert, Ettus inspires corporate cultures and increases employee retention and productivity through her executive workshops and keynotes. Thousands of professionals from C-level leaders to administrative assistants have benefitted from Ettus’s unique guidance on how to maximize work/life success. She finds that spark within each of us and turns it into a fire.
Since earning her undergraduate and MBA degrees from Harvard, Ettus has become a bestselling author of five books, a writer for Forbes, a renowned speaker and host of a nationally syndicated call-in radio show. Ettus’s most recent book, The Pie Life: A Guilt-Free Recipe for Success and Satisfaction, was published last fall.
Ettus began her career in media at CAA, Turner Pictures, Nickelodeon and Ziff Davis. She later founded a personal branding firm and soon realized that she couldn’t talk to executives about their personal brands without talking about the elephant in the room: how they were managing their professional and personal lives. Ettus’s passion for work/life optimization began.
Ettus is consistently called on by traditional media outlets for her advice. She makes regular national television appearances on shows including NBC News, The Doctors, Fox and Friends, Access Hollywood, and the TODAY Show, among others. She has been featured and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Inc, Fast Company and Success Magazine.
Widely known for her interviewing skills, Ettus has interviewed an array of personalities from Mary J. Blige to Jessica Alba, Sara Blakely and Al Roker. She spent two years as host of leading Internet talk show Obsessed TV, which she created and produced with tech entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk.
More than 400 experts have written chapters for Ettus’s bestselling Experts’ Guide book series, published by Random House. Contributors include luminaries such as Rachael Ray, Richard Branson, Suze Orman and Barbara Corcoran.
Ettus has a large social media following and is active in causes relating to women and girls. She sits on the Friends of Good+ Foundation and the advisory boards of Thuzio and Sparks and Honey. She is co-founder of the LA Women’s Collective and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s paid leave coalition. Ettus lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.
Checkout my interview with the amazing, Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino. Guarino is a 19-year veteran of the financial services and regulatory compliance training industry. Now, a recognized leader in personal development, Guarino is the founder and CEO of The Best Ever You Network, a brand with more than one million followers in social media and two million radio downloads on The Best Ever You Show.
With a mixture of humor and grace, Guarino helps people root in gratitude, discover motivation and implement positive, lasting change. An expert in mentoring people to market their strengths and achieve brand excellence, she works with clients worldwide to illuminate their light within, develop their best life and become their Best Ever You with gratitude-based behavior and belief systems.
Guarino’s book PERCOLATE – Let Your Best Self Filter Through (Hay House, 2014) has been called “charming” by Publisher’s Weekly, with “an ingenious extended coffee metaphor.” Guarino also ranks consistently as one of the top 40 social CEOs on Twitter and was just named a favorite by Oxford Said Business School. Her hashtags #BestEverYou and #TipstoBeYourBest are widely circulated.
Best Ever You
Food Allergy Zone
The Best Ever You Show
LinkedIn and Pinterest
Checkout my interview, with the amazing Lisa Erspamer! Erspamer is a creative force, expert at identifying and transforming great stories into moving visual spectacle. She is a three time Emmy-nominated producer, New York Times best-selling author and Co-Founder of Happy Street Entertainment, a television, film, digital production and entertainment consulting company focused on creating emotionally connective scripted and non-scripted content. She’s known for her influential 19-year collaboration with Harpo Productions, as Chief Creative Officer and Executive Vice President of Programming and Development for The Oprah Winfrey Network, and Co-Executive Producer of the Oprah Winfrey show, where she produced some of the show’s most memorable episodes, including the biggest flash mob in history, Oprah’s After Oscar Specials and Whitney Houston’s final interview.
Over the course of her 25-year career, Erspamer has worked with some of the most interesting and prominent people on the planet, from Presidents, to celebrities, to business and thought leaders. It’s this unparalleled Rolodex of lasting relationships that inspired her to create the best selling A Letter To My… book series, which collects touching letters by famous and not-so-famous people written to the people and pets they love. These relationships have also empowered her work at Happy Street, which has several exciting projects currently in production, including a Faith Hill talk show hosted by Kellie Pickler and Ben Aaron, a Mary J. Blige fronted talk show for Apple, a Whitney Houston documentary with Oscar winning producer Simon Chinn (Searching For Sugarman, Man On A Wire), and a documentary about legendary songwriter Diane Warren as well.
Checkout my interview, with the amazing Brandon Dewyea! Dewyea is an Image Maven and owner of Moxie. As an Image Maven, Dewyea greatly enjoys working with men and women of all ages and sizes to help them find their own unique, individual style for their personal and professional life.
She believes that working with an image consultant isn’t about revamping everything about the individual. It’s about unveiling the best version of oneself. Brandon is also one of the founders, of a networking group for women, called, “The Savvy Professional Women.”
Body Image/ Confidence Group – private FB group for women
Checkout my interview, with the amazing Stacy Taubman! Taubman is the Founder and CEO of Rise Collaborative Workspace, Rise Society, Inc. and Girls Dreaming Big. Taubman is a thought leader in female empowerment and entrepreneurship.
Taubman spent several years as a high school math teacher, before venturing out on her own. She wanted to have an impact, in the lives of girls and women. In 2013, she founded Girls Dreaming Big, a tutoring and coaching company for teenage girls, which has impacted thousands of teen girls in the St. Louis area. Girls Dreaming Big, helps young women, high school age; academically, socially, and emotionally, and assists in building their confidence and becoming strong women.
In 2015, Taubman opened her second company, RISE Collaborative Workspace, where Girls Dreaming Big is housed, and is a shared work environment/space, for professional women.
Taubman has won awards and recognition for her work in the small business industry and is a frequent public speaker on the subject.
Checkout my interview with the amazing Autumn Calabrese! Calabrese is a celebrity and Beachbody trainer, creator of 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme and best-selling author, of her cookbook, “Fixate.” Calabrese also has an e-book, called, “75 Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids,” and has a cooking show, coming soon as well.
Calabrese has been featured in publications, such as, “Cosmopolitan,” “Shape,” “Vanity Fair,” among many others, and was on the cover of, “Oxygen,” magazine.
In my podcast interview, Calabrese discusses her background in life, background in fitness/health, her journey to the extremely successful 21 Day Fix fitness and nutrition program, her books, challenges she has faced, and provides suggestions for women seeking inspiration, empowerment and business advice.
Calabrese is truly an inspiration for women, who have a dream, and work for it to become a reality. With over a million social media followers, Calabrese’s mission is making a difference!
Checkout my interview with the inspiring Diana Sumpter. Sumpter is an Independent, National Mary Kay Sales Director, an International Motivational Speaker, Author, Blogger and pure inspiration for women. Diana was trained, by Mary Kay Ash, and has grown an incredibly successful business. Diana was also an active duty member in the Air Force for 8 years, as a Communications Specialist, and draws from that experience, along with her, over 30 year marriage, her faith and her business experience, to teach people, about gaining success, while keeping their priorities. Please see links below!
Checkout my interview with the inspiring, Tiffany Ann Beverlin, Founder of Dreams Recycled. Dreams Recycled, is a resource for divorced women; whether it be selling tangible items from your wedding, or connecting with a community of other divorcees, Dreams Recycled is a unique company, providing a variety of resources. From her own experience, as a stay-at-home mom for 15 years, who then went through a divorce and started her life over, Beverlin is now a successful business owner, author and inspiration for millions of women! Beverlin is a contributor for The Huffington Post, Thrive Global and is the author of, My Dreams Recycled: My journey to turn lemons of divorce into lemonade for millions of divorcees. Please see link below!
Checkout my interview with the inspiring, Simonetta Lein. Lein is the Founder of, The Wishwall Foundation. Lein has an inspiring mission, with her foundation, and gives stellar advice, in this podcast, for women, who aspire to start their own foundation or business. Lein is from Italy, and her experience includes, modeling, acting and being an artist. Lein was a columnist for, Vanity Fair Italy, and is a contributing journalist for fashion and lifestyle in, The Huffington Post. She has also been featured in Forbes Magazine, Philadelphia Metro and Philadelphia Style Magazine. Lein also wrote, Everything Is Possible: A Novel About the Power of Dreams, and was successfully published. Please see link below!
To view my most recent spotlight feature, with Elaine Rau, Founder, LadyBossBlogger, checkout the link below. She’s also featured on my social media!
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