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The Badass CEO

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Each week, The Badass CEO brings you entrepreneurs and high-level executives to discuss business strategies, life experiences, lessons learned, tipping points, and what it takes to become and continue to be a Badass CEO. We will give you the motivation and tools needed to follow your dreams and be successful.
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Krista Berlincourt, used her career in strategic advertisement and start-ups to create Kensho, a company focused on bettering the lives of people by making wellness experts accessible. She is the CEO and co-founder of the innovative and groundbreaking online health platform that works to guide and educate people through the bast world of natural medicine.Tune in to hear her talk everything about creating a close-knit company culture, what it takes to be a successful female CEO, and the importance of finding the right business partner.
Going from finance to non-profits, Robyn O’Brien is the epitome of a badass CEO. She is a nationally recognized leader in the food industry and is the co-founder of rePlant Capital. While managing rePlant, she also runs her non-profit, Allergy Kids Foundation, focused on bringing awareness to the need for transparency in our food supply, and that’s not where it ends; she is also the author of The Unhealthy Truth. Robyn is a true entrepreneur who is always hustling and fighting for what she believes, even if it puts her in the crosshairs of some of the most extensive food and agriculture companies. She talked with us all about her journey between finance and nonprofit, how her work has inspired state legislation, and what it takes to be an actual badass CEO.
A true romantic at heart with a deep passion for people, Amber Kelleher-Andrews lives her dream job as CEO of the global matchmaking firm Kelleher international. Under Amber's stewardship, Kelleher International is the leader in a booming singles industry and is responsible for thousands of marriages with 87% of their clients ending up in a long-term relationship or marriage. Amber's knowledge of human relationships combined with a healthy dose of intuition lends to her straightforward approach of listening and asking questions to get to the heart of each person.In this week’s episode, Amber shares her matchmaking secrets and how she became the co-host of leadership gatherings with Sir. Richard Branson. 
Six-time founder and CEO in the B2B software space, Christine Marie Mason, turned her attention to her passion - female wellness and self-care. She founded Rosebud Woman, female body care and intimate wellness line, to meet women’s neglected needs and open up sexual and personal care dialogue. Her entrepreneurial success has led her to lead a multitude of TED Talks and events worldwide to share her advice and insight on how to grow a successful business in any industry.Tune in to hear about Christine’s approach to hiring new employees, the importance of vetting ideas and keeping a journal, and her exit plan when building up companies.
Lauren Jenai started CrossFit with her husband to make an impact in the Fitness Industry.  Lauren discusses how they created a successful business and community over the last two decades. Lauren and Greg founded CrossFit in the late 90s as a revolutionary training style that allowed people to get fit and healthy in a competitive and welcoming environment. After years in the business, Lauren felt the pull to leave CrossFit and create a more personal business that was individualized and impactful on a day-to-day emotional level. This is how the Manifest App was created. Tune in to hear Lauren talk about working with a significant other, the importance of community when building a brand, and her tips for a positive mindset when moving away from a company you started.
Sam Ettus is the true Badass entrepreneur.  She is a five-time best-selling author, a public speaker, and podcast host of the What's Her Story podcast, but one public speaking event inspired Samto to start Park Place Payments.  Park Place Payments is a female-founded credit card processing company that is disrupting the status quo of the credit card industry.  The male-dominated industry has never focused on customer service or women, and she is here to do that with PPP.  Sam explains why nothing will stop her from making this a billion-dollar company and how you can do it too.Tune in to hear Sam’s thoughts on why only 1.7% of female CEOs reach over a million dollars in sales, the importance of labor equality both in the workforce and in the home, and her tips for entrepreneurs starting.
Customer satisfaction comes from knowing your target audience like they are your BFFs. Prioritizing customer knowledge through research and technology has been how Ellis McCue of Territory Foods has grown her business and excelled. Ellis is a former retail and consulting specialist who created Territory Foods to solve busy people who love delicious and nutritious food. Territory Food is a healthy meal planning and delivery service that works with local chefs to deliver high-quality meals. Ellis has focused her love of travel and food into creating a business dedicated to getting to know its customers and building a strong customer base before anything else.Tune in to learn why you need to focus on knowing your customers better, use technology to serve your end goals, and how Ellis propelled Territory during the pandemic to a 250% increase in sales!Sign up for the Badass CEO Newsletter for weekly advice and resources on how to get started on a business idea, grow your business, and be the badass entrepreneur of your dreams. To learn more about the Badass CEO Podcast, go to:  http://www.thebadassceo.com/ To get the Top 10 Tips every entrepreneur should know, go to: https://thebadassceo.com/tips-for-every-entrepreneur/.
This week, we discuss why a doctor becomes a CEO to start a company to fill a void. Dr. Yinka Davies talks about her experience as a gastroenterologist and her "lightbulb moment," realizing the importance of gut health balance and probiotics. Nearly 20 years ago, as a newly trained gastroenterologist, Dr. Davies treated her first patient with dire clinical symptoms due to an unbalanced gut. After using multiple probiotics, it wasn't until using the European De Simone Formulation that her patient recovered. LYVECAP was born by joint venturing with the European doctor to bring the propriety probiotic blend to the United States Please tune in to hear Dr. Yinka discuss the importance of joint ventures, building sales working with professional athletes, and how she manages to practice medicine full-time while building her company.Sign up for the Badass CEO Newsletter for weekly advice and resources on how to get started on a business idea, grow your business, and be the badass entrepreneur of your dreams. To learn more about the Badass CEO Podcast, go to:  http://www.thebadassceo.com/ To get the Top 10 Tips every entrepreneur should know, go to: https://thebadassceo.com/tips-for-every-entrepreneur/.
Angela Scott founded her oxford shoe company to prove women did not have to wear six-inch heels to feel empowered in the workforce, and ten years since its founding, she has changed the landscape for women’s footwear. The Office of Angela Scott has established itself as the bespoke, fashion-forward, go-to brand for women and A-listers alike who want all the style of an oxford married with comfort. Tune in to hear Angela talk about the journey of being an entrepreneur in a crowded space like footwear, her brand’s sustained growth over the past decade, and what she has in store next.Sign up for the Badass CEO Newsletter for weekly advice and resources on how to get started on a business idea, grow your business, and be the badass entrepreneur of your dreams. To learn more about the Badass CEO Podcast go to:  http://www.thebadassceo.com/ To get the Top 10 Tips every entrepreneur should know go to: https://thebadassceo.com/tips-for-every-entrepreneur/
Jody Levy is a partner, advisor, and investor in many category-disrupting brands and companies connected to the clean living, wellness lifestyle space that empowers people to take care of themselves and optimize their happiness and purpose. She’s an artist, designer, serial entrepreneur, executive, and investor who is the shining example of why you don’t have to do ONE thing if you love the process. She talks us through her multiple businesses including WTRMLN WTR and the Milk Cleanse, and how she balances it all.Tune in to hear her story, why it’s about falling in love with not only the process but the end goal, and why it’s crucial to know your weakness and hire team members with them in mind.Sign up for the Badass CEO Newsletter for weekly advice and resources on how to get started on a business idea, grow your business, and be the badass entrepreneur of your dreams. To learn more about the Badass CEO Podcast go to:  http://www.thebadassceo.com/ To get the Top 10 Tips every entrepreneur should know go to: https://thebadassceo.com/tips-for-every-entrepreneur/
From Blueprint Cleanse to Medicinal Mushroom Beverage company, Zoe Sakoutis and Erica Hass know how to look at the white space industry and go for it. They started the juice cleanse craze and ultimately sold The Blueprint Cleanse. Both Zoe and Erica are continuously learning and consider themselves wellness gurus, and they once again saw white space in the medicinal mushroom industry. They jumped at the opportunity and started a company, Earth and Star, that uses the immune-supporting adaptogenic mushrooms in the consumer’s daily routines through ready-to-drink lattes, coffees, and chocolate. With Earth and Star, the two entrepreneurs successfully launched a product to make functional mushrooms as accessible and delicious as possible to the masses, emphasizing the benefits of supporting immunity, energy, and focus when integrated into a daily routine.Please tune in to hear how they make starting two consumer product companies look easy, how they compete with the big guys, how they grew their company without outside investments, and why trial and error is part of the entrepreneurial journey.
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An entrepreneur’s breakthrough idea usually comes from seeing the “missing piece” in people’s day to day and finding a solution for it. Rebecca Allen was working in the financial industry when she realized how little diversity there was in high-quality nude heels (an essential for her corporate job) - she felt there needed to be more inclusivity and empowerment for women of all skin colors. She set out to do this by ethical sourcing, swatching, and talking to friends & family all leading her to start her own leather high heel company that is now partnering with Nordstrom!Tune in to hear Rebecca’s story and pivot from corporate America to start her own business, what ethical sourcing looks like, and why there is a need for more inclusivity and diversity in basics such as nude clothing, shoes, and accessories. Sign up for the Badass CEO Newsletter for weekly advice and resources on how to get started on a business idea, grow your business, and be the badass entrepreneur of your dreams. To learn more about the Badass CEO Podcast go to:  http://www.thebadassceo.com/ To get the Top 10 Tips every entrepreneur should know go to: https://thebadassceo.com/tips-for-every-entrepreneur/
Have you wondered what it is like to pivot in your career and follow your passion? Well this week, Sarah Gavigan explains how she moved from the entertainment industry to be a three-time entrepreneur and bring ramen to Nashville. Her shop Otaku Ramen is a cult favorite with multiple pop-up shops spread out throughout the Nashville area. She talks about what it takes to be a serial entrepreneur, succeed in the male-dominated food industry, and what it is like exposing the South to new cuisine and paving the way for a more diverse food culture.This episode was kindly sponsored by Corpnet. Are you stressed or confused about how to incorporate or how to keep compliant at the state and federal levels?  I found the perfect company, CorpNet that simplifies it for you.  Corpnet’s filing experts provide the easiest and most reliable platform to help you incorporate a business, form an LLC, or maintain compliance for an existing business. Learn more about their Fast, easy, reliable, and affordable, services here.To learn more about the Badass CEO Podcast and sign up for our weekly newsletter CLICK HERE
The packaged food industry is one of the hardest industries to breakthrough in as a new entrepreneur but Michelle Rtik found her niche and has built up B.A.D. Food to be the star of grain and GMO-free goods. She was able to get into 800 retail locations including Erewhon and beat the odds all while being an active mother of four children during a pandemic! How did she do it? She tells us everything on this episode of Badass CEO. Tune in to hear how she raised funds for her business and grew B.A.D. Foods during a pandemic and how she beat the food giants and got her product into hundreds of retail stores.Sponsored by BENCH: Even though I am an accountant, the thought of doing my own books made me want to throw up, so I found the PERFECT solution, Bench. It is easy, user-friendly, and super reasonably priced! I am so in love that I have become a Bench Ambassador. I can now sleep at night knowing my books and taxes are up to date and in order! The best part is that you get a personalized bench employee to work with you one on one. To try out Bench, click HERE, and you will get a free trial and 30% of your first three months with Bench!Sign up for the Badass CEO Newsletter for weekly advice and resources on how to get started on a business idea, grow your business, and be the badass entrepreneur of your dreams. To learn more about the Badass CEO Podcast go to:  http://www.thebadassceo.com/ To get the Top 10 Tips every entrepreneur should know go to: https://thebadassceo.com/tips-for-every-entrepreneur/
Struggling to be a better leader and growing your brand can sometimes come down to how effectively you’re using your voice. Melanie Espeland is an executive voice coach, entrepreneur, and author who trains Clients in senior roles in top companies to optimize their voice and be better leaders. She talks about her entrepreneurial journey as a woman, what many executives are doing wrong and how to keep a consistent company culture.Tune in to hear how she keeps growing her business, the things she would’ve wanted to know as a new entrepreneur, and the characteristics successful business leaders share.Sign up for the Badass CEO Newsletter for weekly advice and resources on how to get started on a business idea, grow your business, and be the badass entrepreneur of your dreams. To learn more about the Badass CEO Podcast go to:  http://www.thebadassceo.com/ To get the Top 10 Tips every entrepreneur should know go to: https://thebadassceo.com/tips-for-every-entrepreneur/
Kara Goldin is the founder of Hint Water, a game-changing healthy alternative to soda and flavored water. She joins us this week to talk about how she built her business and the lessons she learned along the way. She talks us through her new tell-all book _Undaunted_ and the risks she took to launch Hint and turn it into the successful company it currently is.Tune in to hear about how she balances being an entrepreneur and mom, her podcast The Kara Goldin Show, and the need to value the people that make up your company - customers, employees, investors… everyone makes the wheel turn!Even though I am an accountant, the thought of doing my own books made me want to throw up, so I found the PERFECT solution, Bench. It is easy, user-friendly, and super reasonably priced! I am so in love that I have become a Bench Ambassador. I can now sleep at night knowing my books and taxes are up to date and in order! The best part is that you get a personalized bench employee to work with you one on one. To try out Bench, click HERE, and you will get a free trial and 30% of your first three months with Bench!Sign up for the Badass CEO Newsletter for weekly advice and resources on how to get started on a business idea, grow your business, and be the badass entrepreneur of your dreams. To learn more about the Badass CEO Podcast go to:  http://www.thebadassceo.com/ To get the Top 10 Tips every entrepreneur should know go to: https://thebadassceo.com/tips-for-every-entrepreneur/ 
If you have wondered what it takes to be a C-suite level executive and how to run a startup during COVID, this week’s episode is for you. Mary McGovern is the CEO of New Wave Foods, a sustainable plant-based alternative to shrimp. New Wave is revolutionizing the food industry and Mary’s 25 years of packaged goods and consumer experience has helped her run the company and prepare them to launch in stores, restaurants, and the wider foodservice industry.Tune in to hear her thoughts on how women can break through and succeed in male-dominated corporate America and the qualities necessary to become a C-suite executive.This episode was sponsored by Bench, one of the top bookkeeping platforms right now! Bench helps you keep everything in one place, so you are all set to file quickly and smoothly when it comes time for tax season. The best part is that you get a personalized bench employee to work with you one on one. To try out Bench, click HERE, and you will get a free trial and 30% of your first three months with Bench!Sign up for the Badass CEO Newsletter for weekly advice and resources on how to get started on a business idea, grow your business, and be the badass entrepreneur of your dreams. To learn more about the Badass CEO Podcast go to:  http://www.thebadassceo.com/ To get the Top 10 Tips every entrepreneur should know go to: https://thebadassceo.com/tips-for-every-entrepreneur/
Leslie Hsu started her business SUNFLOW in the summer of 2020 when the world was still deep into the pandemic and she proves that with perseverance design expertise, and a strong business plan you can build a successful company during a pandemic. Tune in to hear how she started her business in secret, raised money prelaunch, and seamlessly works with her husband to run SUNFLOW.This episode was sponsored by Corpnet, the leader in helping entrepreneurs incorporate and grow their businesses. Corpnet’s filing experts provide the easiest and most reliable platform to help you incorporate a business, form an LLC, or maintain compliance for an existing business. Learn more about their Fast, easy, reliable, and affordable, services here.Sign up for the Badass CEO Newsletter for weekly advice and resources on how to get started on a business idea, grow your business, and be the badass entrepreneur of your dreams. To learn more about the Badass CEO Podcast go to:  http://www.thebadassceo.com/ To get the Top 10 Tips every entrepreneur should know go to: https://thebadassceo.com/tips-for-every-entrepreneur/
Pallavi Pande is an entrepreneur, mother, and founder of the sustainable plates company Dtocs. If you have been wanting to start a business that benefits the world and the environment this is the episode for you. Pallavi talks about how she started Dtocs, ethical leadership, and having a clear message you advocate for. Tune in to hear how she set up her ethical and environmentally friendly business, the ways she balances motherhood and being a CEO, and how you can create a cause-fueled business.Sign up for the Badass CEO Newsletter for weekly advice and resources on how to get started on a business idea, grow your business, and be the badass entrepreneur of your dreams. To learn more about the Badass CEO Podcast go to:  http://www.thebadassceo.com/ To get the Top 10 Tips every entrepreneur should know go to: https://thebadassceo.com/tips-for-every-entrepreneur/
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