Her Story of Success
By Her Story of Success
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Success can be defined in many ways. Our conversations with trailblazers, entrepreneurs, artists and business leaders explore how diverse women have paved their own way forward. Many have launched profitable companies; others have walked away from successful careers to pursue their dreams in other fields. As you listen to the stories of these determined and talented women, we hope they will inspire you to overcome the obstacles in your path and create your own unique version of success.
||CleanOur Top 10 Lessons on Creating Your Own Success||Looking for a quick dose of inspiration as you start the new year? Join us for a rundown of the top 10 lessons we’ve learned in our first year of conversations with successful women. We distill the hard-won wisdom these guests have shared and...||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJulia Polk: How to Take a Career Break and Come Back Confident||How do we balance the demands of work and family? It’s a dilemma most career women face, and one that Julia Polk confronted when she had two young daughters at home. Her solution would take her on a non-linear journey to success as an investment...||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanManeet Chauhan: Lessons on Career and Family from a Celebrity Chef||Maneet Chauhan left her native India to attend the Culinary Institute of America and has gone on to become a culinary ambassador for Indian food in her roles as a chef, restaurant owner, cookbook author and Food Network star. She made it to the top of..||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCaroline Hobby "Getting Real" Navigating Fear to Find Peace||As a member of the Top 40 country music trio Stealing Angels, Caroline Hobby thought she’d landed just where she always wanted — on the top rungs of the music business. But when the trio broke up and her dream crumbled, she was forced to...||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Voices Behind Her Story of Success||Why would two busy young women with career, family and volunteer commitments take on the challenge of starting a podcast? Find out what launched Leah and Ellen on their journey to share the stories of high-achieving women, an endeavor that’s become...||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCordia Harrington: The ‘Bun Lady’ Shares Her Recipe for Success||After establishing herself as a successful McDonald’s franchisee, Cordia Harrington was determined to take her career to the next level by becoming a supplier for the world’s largest restaurant chain. Her efforts were rejected 31 times before...||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRetta Gardner: The Importance of Raising Your Hand||Retta Gardner’s career proves that you don’t have to leap from company to company to work your way to the top. For more than two decades, Retta has stayed with Guaranty Trust Mortgage Co., one of the top 100 mortgage companies in the U.S., making...||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDiana Warner: The Taylor Swift Effect||Fashion and jewelry designer Diana Warner learned something special about success from observing Taylor Swift, who surrounds herself with fiercely loyal and protective people. Diana calls it the “Taylor Swift effect” — the desire to build a...||9/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJessica Harthcock: Pushing Past the Obstacles to Success||At the age of 17, Jessica Harthcock suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury during a gymnastics training session, leaving her paralyzed from the chest down. Though doctors told her she would never walk again, she learned to walk unassisted after...||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMignon Francois: Believing in the power of your own ideas||Mignon Francois’s family was drowning in debt and down to their last $5 when a neighbor knocked on the door and placed an order for 600 cupcakes from her fledgling home bakery in Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood. Mignon decided to take the last..||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMisty Mayes: A CEO in the Role of Servant Leader||Misty Mayes believes that every organization and every person is capable of positive change — an attitude that led her to launch a management consulting firm that has garnered national business awards and won acclaim for its commitment to community...||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarcie Allen: A Music Industry Visionary Redefines Success||After a decade in the music business, Marcie Allen “saw a huge void that was waiting to be filled” and launched MAC Presents, an agency that creates partnerships between leading brands and top artists like the Rolling Stones and Foo Fighters....||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHolly Coltea: When Career Meets Motherhood||Holly Coltea moved to New York City as a young woman and achieved many of her lifelong goals — working for a Madison Avenue ad agency, earning her M.B.A and succeeding in the corporate world. But like many young women, she found that having children..||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmy Tanksley: From Boardroom to Barbershop||Amy Tanksley grew up thinking that risk was a four-letter word and that choosing a job in corporate America was following a safe path. But after a rough and tumble experience in the volatile oil and gas industry in Houston, she set out on a quest for...||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanErica Rains: Success Is Not A Number||Erica Rains has made a career out of constantly finding new ways to connect with people. After nearly two decades working in public relations, advertising, radio, and TV, Erica decided to seek out a new challenge by opening a restaurant and catering...||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTonya Lewis: Trading Complacency for Courage||Five years ago, Tonya Lewis chose to leave a safe career in school counseling to open a business in one of the most risky and challenging industries: restaurants. But after a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, Tonya’s coffee shop and café, The Post...||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS EPISODE - Kathleen Burns Kingsbury: Achieving Expert Status||In this bonus episode hosted by past Her Story of Success guest Rita Mitchell and recorded before a live studio audience at a women and wealth conference in Nashville, Kathleen Burns Kingsbury talks about how she made the journey from clinical...||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRita Mitchell: Overcoming the Nos||Rita Mitchell (IG: @ritapmitchell_oyp) summarizes her story with one word – determination. And her career proves it. A 35 year veteran of the financial services industry, Rita went from being told she didn’t have enough experience to be a...||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCourtney Whitmore: Turning a passion into a lifestyle brand||After finishing college, Courtney Whitmore (IG:@pizzazzerie) took a safe, secure job as a career counselor, but she soon realized she wanted something entirely different — a creative pursuit where she could be her own boss. Looking back on that...||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCorbette Doyle: The career rewards of lifelong learning||Corbette Doyle describes herself as a “serial expert,” one who consistently pursues new information and builds new skills. It was this career approach that brought her leadership roles at Aon, a Chicago-based consulting and risk management firm...||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRuta Sepetys: An acclaimed writer finds her voice||Ruta Sepetys (twitter:@rutasepetys) is one of the most admired writers in contemporary children’s literature — with the bestsellers Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray among her riveting historical novels for...||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarcela Gómez: The joyful journey of a Latina entrepreneur||As a young single mother, Marcela Gómez (IG:@marcelagomez_1234) started a marketing firm in 2002 to focus on strategies for reaching the growing Latino community in the U.S. Launching her business was a turning point for Marcela, a native of...||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBritnie Turner: Using financial success as a force for good||Raised on a farm in South Carolina, Britnie Turner (IG:@britnieturner) was a beauty contestant (and Miss North Carolina) who showed her passion for helping the disadvantaged by doing mission work in Africa and Latin America. Today, at...||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLaura Lea Goldberg: Making a life-changing leap to a new career||The misery she felt working in corporate jobs proved to be a strong motivator for Laura Lea Goldberg (IG:@lauraleabalanced), who took a leap of faith when she left the traditional business world and began her journey to become a...||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Soon – Her Story of Success||Sharing stories of women on their journeys of success and fulfillment||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Ellen and Leah are amazing hosts and have incredible ladies they are interviewing. I am addicted to listening to their episodes. It is such a great reminder that all of us have obstacles to overcome and no one has success overnight. Thank you for doing these!!!
Love this podcast!
I have really enjoyed listening to the women interviewed in this podcast. As a local Nashville dweller and business owner myself, I really appreciate hearing women’s stories and being able to connect with other local women entrepreneurs. Thank you for sharing! Love it all!
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Just stumbled on this podcast and am really loving the thoughtful questions and inspiring stories! So empowering to hear other real women's stories!