CoupleCo: Working With Your Spouse For Fun & Profit
By Blaine & Honey Parker
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The best route to success is modeling successful people. And if you’re working with your spouse, how do you find model couples? CoupleCo: Working With Your Spouse For Fun & Profit features interviews with couples in business together who are crushing it in the 21st century. This is where you can hear their stories, glean insights into their systems, pitfalls, failures, must-do's and working styles. And, there are plenty of laughs. Welcome to CoupleCo. It’s business—and it’s personal.
||CleanHow To Not Fail When Setting Big Goals: Psychologist Dr. Rachna Jain of InLoveAndBiz.com||Does goal setting ever really work? Yes. But you have to do it correctly. Today, we’re sitting down with CoupleCo’s most popular guest, clinical psychologist Dr. Rachna Jain. We talk about a potent and powerful tool for couples in business...||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhere There's Smoke, There's Marc & Laurie Nadeau of Smokin' Mary, Part 2||We are returning to Napa to continue our conversation with Smokin’ Mary herself and her husband, Smokin’ Marc. Marc and Laurie Nadeau are the original road warriors of craft cocktail mixers—which leads to some really crazy stories about doing...||1/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhere There's Smoke, There's Marc & Laurie Nadeau of Smokin' Mary, Part 1||We are in Napa, talking to none other than Smokin’ Mary herself, along with her husband. Laurie and Marc Nadeau started Smokin’ Mary Smoked Bloody Mary Mix almost by accident. They’re now selling their product across the nation, from Rhode...||12/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGoing Down In A Hobby Business: Ray & Eddie Saunders of Down Under Dive Center, Part 2||Today, we return to South Carolina to finish talking with our favorite South Africans. Ray and Eddie Saunders are the king and queen of the hobby-business CoupleCos. They started a dive shop together because they really enjoyed scuba diving. They also..||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGoing Down In A Hobby Business: Ray & Eddie Saunders of Down Under Dive Center, Part 1||We are in South Carolina with a couple of South Africans. Ray and Eddie Saunders did something that isn’t always recommended: They started a business together because they enjoyed a hobby. And they did it together at middle age. Which might also be...||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGiving Kids TUF Love: Andria & Dominic Owen of Train Up First in Tampa, FL, Part 2||It started as an effort at their kitchen table, helping kids on their son’s football team. It has mushroomed into a non-profit organization with national reach, helping kids deal with life and become champions. We are back in Tampa, continuing our...||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGiving Kids TUF Love: Andria & Dominic Owen of Train Up First in Tampa, FL, Part 1||This is the stuff of a Hollywood movie. Think Stand And Deliver meets The Blind Side. But instead of Hollywood stars, we have a real couple from Tampa, Florida. Their names are Andria Rogers Owen and Dominic Owen, and they’re an example of what...||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLovin' IT: Amy & Elden Quesinberry of Layer 8 Consulting, Part 2||We continue our conversation with a couple whose businesses isn’t exactly romantic, but has definitely improved their life and their lifestyle. Elden & Amy Quesinberry of Layer 8 Consulting have experienced change in their lives and in their...||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLovin' IT: Amy & Elden Quesinberry of Layer 8 Consulting, Part 1||CoupleCo has talked to couples running what seem like romantic businesses: Wineries, breweries, food, photography, etc. Today, we’re looking at a couple running a tech business that might seem a little less romantic—but it’s the kind of business..||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLove & Biz On The Road: Chris Dunphy & Cherie Ve Ard of Technomadia & Mobile Internet Resource Center, Part 2||We’re back aboard the motor vessel Y-Not in Jacksonville, Florida, with nomadic tech celebs Chris Dunphy and Cherie Ve Ard of Technomadia.com and the Mobile Internet Resource Center. After 14 years together, Chris and Cherie are technically still on..||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLove & Biz On The Road: Chris Dunphy & Cherie Ve Ard of Technomadia & Mobile Internet Resource Center, Part 1||Want to take a leap and pursue a dream? After 14 years, this couple is technically still on their fifth date. They’re also niche celebrities. Cherie Ve Ard and Chris Dunphy are world-famous tech geeks for their personal blog and website,...||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPizza Pie Amore: Alison & Francesco Crovetti of Rione Pizza, Philadelphia, Part 2||We return to Phildelphia for pizza and amore with Alison & Francesco Crovetti of the Roman-style al taglia pizzeria, Rione. In this episode, they talk about how they’ve done all their marketing on their own, which includes using digital to get...||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPizza Pie Amore: Alison & Francesco Crovetti of Rione Pizza, Philadelphia, Part 1||How do you start a high-friction business, work together, and keep your day job? Alison & Francesco’s Rione is a popular Roman-style pizzeria in Philadelphia. They enjoy the logistical challenges of a brick & mortar, have had some very...||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSitcom Jewish Parents In Business: Ina & Jerry Cohn of Label Makers, Inc.||We’re venturing to the Garden State to speak with a couple who spent 35 years in business together and lived to tell about it. These two may be the sitcom Jewish parents you never had—because they’re the sitcom Jewish parents who taught Honey...||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChopped Champion & His Better Half: Christian & Christine Hayes of Dandelion Catering, Part 2||We return to our conversation with Chopped Champion Christian Hayes and his wife Christine, the entrepreneurs behind Dandelion Catering in Yarmouth, Maine. Christian won the “Pork On The Brain” edition of the Food Network’s Chopped—and admits...||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChopped Champion & His Better Half: Christian & Christine Hayes of Dandelion Catering, Part 1||In this episode, we have a Food Network Chopped Champion who credits his business-partner wife with helping him win the show's “Pork On The Brain” episode. Meet Christian and Christine Hayes of powerhouse Dandelion Catering in Yarmouth, Maine. It...||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 Big Mistakes That Can Crush A CoupleCo: Business Professor Dan Horne||Is your business making these three big mistakes? We talk with Prof. Dan Horne, Associate Dean of the Providence College School of Business. The man is a gifted researcher, analyst, and adviser. And when he was a kid, his parents ran a CoupleCo....||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBig Homes, Big Money: Murray & Felicity Gardner of The Gardner Group, Part 2||In this episode, we are back with the fighter pilot and the schoolteacher. Murray and Felicity Gardner of the Gardner Group in Park City, Utah, like to get in the middle of other people’s home construction projects. Murray is the project leader, and..||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBig Homes, Big Money: Murray & Felicity Gardner of The Gardner Group, Part 1||You’re about to meet Murray and Felicity Gardener, a couple of very relaxed, very distinguished sounding grownups (unlike us) with a fascination for getting in the middle of other people’s custom home construction. You’re going to hear about a...||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHonest, Wild, Beautiful: Kevin & Annmarie Gianni of Annmarie Skin Care, Part 2||We return to our sit-down with Kevin and Ann Marie Gianni, of burgeoning skincare giant Ann Marie Gianni dot com. In this episode, they discuss exceptional stories of surviving crisis. They explain a management tool that has improved their...||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHonest, Wild, Beautiful: Kevin & Annmarie Gianni of Annmarie Skin Care, Part 1||We’re talking to one of our first favorite couples of entrepreneurism. Kevin and Annmarie Gianni of Annmarie Gianni dot com have been working together for over a decade. They have been personal trainers, raw food gurus, and now run a wildly...||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTravel With Purpose: Cheryl Acheson & Rick Hyman of Travel Is Beautiful, Part 2||After raising their family, Rick and Cheryl looked inward, decided to leave the corporate world, and are now traveling the world with purpose. Going off the beaten path, they’re bringing back unusual beauty in a stunning and engaging blog. Editor In..||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTravel With Purpose: Cheryl Acheson & Rick Hyman of Travel Is Beautiful, Part 1||This couple had significant professional careers, raised a family, left corporate, and decided to do something different with the next chapter of their lives. They wanted to travel with purpose, which is different than just vacationing. It has led...||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCocktail Couple: Rob & Sara Sergent of Alpine Distilling, Part 2||We continue our conversation with Rob and Sara Sergent of Alpine Distilling. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, they were homeless, jobless and pregnant—and they say it was one of the best things to happen to them. They embrace it and practically...||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCocktail Couple: Rob & Sara Sergent of Alpine Distilling, Part 1||Meet Rob and Sara Sergent of Alpine Distilling. This young distillery was founded by a couple who have seen serious adversity. As newlyweds, they went through a trial by fire that might seem devastating—yet they found it to be liberating. There’s...||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArguing: How To Do It, w/Dr. Rachna Jain, Psychologist||This is Coupleco, The Argument Edition. What causes the two of you to argue vehemently—when you’re actually in agreement? What happens when an argument just makes you shut down? (There is an actual name for this.) We’ll hear about the different...||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEntrepreneurial Balancing Act: Jereme & Sarah Trunk of Balance Within Integrative Physical Therapy, Part 2||In this episode, we rejoin Jereme and Sarah Trunk of Balance Within Integrative Physical Therapy to discuss how perfectionism can be the enemy of progress. There’s pleasure and the pain of building your own business model instead of following...||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEntrepreneurial Balancing Act: Jereme & Sarah Trunk of Balance Within Integrative Physical Therapy, Part 1||Jereme and Sarah Trunk of Balance Within Integrative Physical Therapy are a couple who are truly in love in business together. We’re going to hear them talk about wanting to create something that didn’t exist in the marketplace—which is either...||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLove The Burn: Matt & Rebekah Titus of Blackbird CrossFit, Part 2||Matt and Rebekah Titus of Blackbird CrossFit never used to fight until they began running a business together. In this episode, we hear about a business that isn’t kid-friendly—but has lots of kids running around in the middle of it with...||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLove The Burn: Matt & Rebekah Titus of Blackbird CrossFit, Part 1||Matt and Rebekah Titus, owners of Blackbird CrossFit in Eldersburg, Maryland, are a fun and passionate couple who had something interesting happen when they started working together: for the first time in their marriage, they began to fight. We’re...||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShould You Even Do This? Dr. Rachna Jain, Psychologist||In this episode, we’re talking to Dr. Rachna Jain, a clinical psychologist with a special focus on working with entrepreneur relationships. Dr. Jain is going to help us answer the age-old question, “Should the two of you even be doing this?”...||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Bleam Team: Chip & Carol Bleam of Freedom Chiropractic, Part 2||In part 2 of our chiropractor couple, Dr. Chip & Dr. Carol Bleam of Freedom Chiropractic & Rehab of Eldersburg, Maryland. The Bleam team is a study in cooperation, team dynamics, family-first thinking, and manageable scale. We’re going to...||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Bleam Team--Chip & Carol Bleam of Freedom Chiropractic, Part 1||CoupleCo is in the city that is known as America In Miniature—Maryland. We are talking to a couple of chiropractors, Dr. & Dr. Bleam of Freedom Chiropractic & Rehab of Eldersburg, Maryland. Better known as Chip and Carol, these two are a...||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHard To Make It Look This Easy: Justin & Kristin Boswell of Wayward Owl Brewing, Part 2||We’re back with Justin and Kristin of Wayward Owl Brewing, talking about what happens when you’re an anxious person, and it comes off as anger. We’re discussing the time-honored tradition of talking your partner in off the ledge. Justin and...||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHard To Make It Look This Easy: Justin & Kristin Boswell of Wayward Owl Brewing, Part 1||We are talking to a couple of the hearty, artistic souls who have ventured into the heady business of craft brewing in New Orleans. This is an unusual interview. We’re talking with Justin and Kristin Boswell of Wayward Owl Brewing Company. In an age..||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRenting To The Rich & Famous: Abode Luxury Rentals' Rob & Rachel Alday - Part 2||We are treading back into the dark and dangerous territory of luxury property management with Rob and Rachel All-Day of Abode Luxury Rentals. Rob and Rachel handle high-end vacation rentals for high-net-worth individuals, which is a 24/7 gig. It can...||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRenting To The Rich & Famous: Abode Luxury Rentals' Rob & Rachel Alday - Part 1||In this episode, CoupleCo is wading into the deep and dangerous waters of luxury property management with Rob and Rachel All-Day of Abode Luxury Rentals. Handling high-end vacation rentals for high-net-worth individuals, Rob and Rachel have their...||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMountain-Town Micro-Winery Marriage: Cognition Winery's Dennis Romankowski & Gina Coccimiglio, Part 2||In this episode, we return to the micro-winery couple who started making Napa wines 750 miles away from Napa in the nation’s most alcohol unfriendly state. In Part 2 of our interview with Dennis Romankowski and Gina Goccimiglio of Cognition Winery...||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMountain-Town Micro-Winery Marriage: Cognition Winery's Dennis Romankowski & Gina Coccimiglio, Part 1||Cockeyed optimists? You decide. Dennis Romankowski and Gina Coccimiglio decided to start making Napa wines 750 miles away from Napa in the nation's most alcohol-unfriendly state. But Cognition Winery has flourished in Park City, Utah. Unsurprising,...||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSweat Equity Entrepreneurs: Linda & Charlie Graves Of Athletic Republic, Part 2||We’re back with our favorite sweat-equity couple, Charlie and Linda Graves of sports-training empire Athletic Republic. We’ll hear about how the rules of hierarchy in the office don’t work when you’re husband and wife. Linda says she admires...||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSweat Equity Entrepreneurs: Linda & Charlie Graves Of Athletic Republic, Part 1||In this episode, we’re talking to a really dynamic pair: Charlie and Linda Graves of sports-training empire Athletic Republic. They bought a groundbreaking but business-challenged performance sport training business, rebranded it, and have turned it..||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMad Beer Genius: Whitney Fisher & Nile Zacherle of Mad Fritz - Part 2||We’re continuing our couples-working-together interview with Whitney Fisher and Nile Zacherle of the St. Helena brewery, Mad Fritz. The brewery is named for their young children, Madeline and Fritz. You’re going to hear about how Whitney reins in...||3/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMad Beer Genius: Whitney Fisher & Nile Zacherle of Mad Fritz - Part 1||He’s the mad genius. She’s the anchor. This is another unusual husband & wife team interview, this time from the patio of a Michelin-star restaurant in the Napa Valley. You’re going to hear about the beer we’re drinking there because...||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStraight Talk With Better Vision: Mary & Sam Giveen - Part 2||We are back for part 2 of our unusual and candid interview with Dr. Sam Giveen and Mary Giveen of Dr. Sam’s Eye Care in New Hampshire. Blaine has known Mary for over 20 years, and she came to us at Slow Burn Marketing for rebranding Sam’s practice..||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanQuick Clips: The Entrepreneurial Mirth & Mayhem That Makes CoupleCo Happen||Conversations, conflict, comedy and community--these are just a few of the elements that make CoupleCo come alive. In less than two minutes, you'll get a sample of the voices that make this podcast possible.||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStraight Talk With Better Vision: Mary & Sam Giveen - Part 1||Dr. Sam’s Eye Care has become world-famous in certain small-business circles for the wild success of the business’s re-branding and subsequent radio advertising, which doubled their new business in 8 weeks, and has grown the business profoundly...||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPhotographers Gone Wild: Jared & Trish McMillen - Part 2||Last week, we met Jared and Trish McMillen, fine-art photographers who seem to share a brain. This week, you’re going to hear them talk about how they have a mandatory mutual admiration society of two. They’ll also talk about a pitfall to avoid...||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPhotographers Gone Wild: Jared & Trish McMillen - Part 1||If you understand anything about creating art, this couple seems to defy logic. Jared and Trish McMillen are fine-art photographers who seem to share a brain. They’re making an incredible living doing what they do, while so many others struggle....||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNapa Valley Wine Couple Ryan & Crystal Waugh - Part 2||In Part 2 of the Waugh Family Winery interview, we talk with the Waughs about how their business impacts the kids (who may not go into the family business), how Crystal is not a winemaker but has had a dramatic impact on Ryan wines, the ever important..||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNapa Valley Wine Couple Ryan & Crystal Waugh - Part 1||The Waugh Family Winery narrowly escaped the devastation of the Napa Valley fires. In the wake of all that, the Waughs were good enough to take us into the cave at their winery, serve samples of their wines, and talk about the synergy that catapulted...||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGoing Big In The Ad Game: Jim & Robin Whitney - Part 2||In part 2 of this conversation with Jim & Robin Whitney, we get deeper into how their CoupleCo impacted their children (and it did impact the kids, who have no interest in being in advertising), they talk about their immense respect for each...||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGoing Big In The Ad Game: Jim & Robin Whitney - Part 1||After working in New York and Los Angeles, Jim & Robin Whitney managed to sack their big agency careers and move to a Utah town with a population of 7,000--and proceed to crush it with a mighty little advertising agency. They talk about living,...||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Funny and instructive
Honey and Blaine are the dynamic duo. I'm unsure which one wears the cape. But they both fly, uncovering new insights in human interactions under the pressure of work and life. Dynamite!
I won't be missing any episodes
This is my new favorite podcast... and will become my newest best friend at the gym.
Honey and Blaine Parker are exceptional interviewers. Their guests are people I want to know more about... successful couples working together (something my wife and I are trying to attain).
Entertaining - and funny as hell. What else can a boy ask?
Nice job Parker duo!
Brilliant & entertaining!
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