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Author: Lindsey Epperly

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This show delivers entrepreneurship strategies around imposter syndrome, burnout, and mental health. If you’re looking for tips on overcoming obstacles in business from an award-winning female founder who’s passionate about pursuing ambition without sacrificing your self worth, you’re in the right place.

This show is for leaders, creatives and entrepreneurs who have wondered:
- What is imposter syndrome?
- Can our burnout symptoms help us evolve?
- Does an entrepreneurial spirit always come with anxiety?
- How do I execute my ideas about business in seasons of self-doubt?
25 Episodes
Trailblazing entrepreneur Kara Goldin, founder of Hint, details how she leveraged the right questions to grow from being an ‘accidental entrepreneur’ to the head of a hugely successful flavored water company. She explores the delicate art of maintaining a respectful business partnership with a spouse, how different skill sets and perspectives can contribute to success, and the lessons learned from major setbacks like being discontinued from Starbucks. Kara’s personal anecdotes and rich insights make this an episode that both enlightens and inspires. What You'll Learn in This Episode: The power of transforming personal frustration into a business opportunity The importance of perseverance and how to turn major setbacks into unexpected opportunities. Kara's philosophy on not compromising your beliefs in business or personal relationships, and knowing when to walk away. Lessons in managing both the creative and operational sides of a business, including working with a spouse and leveraging differing strengths. ABOUT KARA: Kara Goldin is the Founder and Former CEO of Hint, Inc., best known for its award-winning Hint water, the leading unsweetened flavored water. She has received numerous accolades, including being named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Northern California and one ofInStyle’s 2019 Badass 50. Previously, Kara was VP of Shopping Partnerships at America Online. She hosts the podcast The Kara Goldin Show and her first book, Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters, was released October 2020 and is now a WSJ and Amazon Best Seller.  Kara lives in the Bay Area with her family and 3 labradors. Connect with Kara: Website Podcast Book: "Undaunted" by Kara Goldin Twitter Facebook Instagram LinkedIn For more information and to connect with our host, Lindsey Epperly, visit  Looking to turn your Imposter Syndrome into Inspiration? Grab the workbook here!
In this unique episode, Lindsey is interviewed by licensed therapist Mayra Richards, who dives deep into the impact of personal loss and grief on a leader’s life. Mayra dives into Lindsey’s experience of suddenly losing a best friend and how that has impacted her professionally. The conversation also covers the importance of honoring loved ones through one's actions, the necessity of balancing professional and personal dynamics, and the vital role of support systems in entrepreneurship. Join Mayra and Lindsey as they explore themes of resilience, growth, and the delicate dance of managing our personal lives with our business plans.   What You'll Learn in This Episode: The profound impact of grief and personal loss on our professional life. The significance of honoring loved ones through meaningful actions and choices. How our need for freedom and independence can stem from our family history.  Lindsey’s personal journey to becoming an entrepreneur  A therapist’s take on handling control freak tendencies by identifying when we’re striving. ABOUT MAYRA: Mayra Richards is the accomplished founder of Remain Connected Counseling. She brings a wealth of faith-based counseling expertise and serves as a prominent small business owner in the vibrant Atlanta community. She has been a guest on the FaithTalk Atlanta Podcast, The Kevin & Taylor Show on The Fish 104.7, and Genuine Life Recovery Podcast. Her unique approach to counseling, motherhood, and experience as a local influencer offer a distinct perspective that is relatable and insightful. Furthermore, Mayra's experience as a Chick-Fil-A Care Coach and panel speaker for Smyrna business events uniquely equips her to address and inspire large audiences. ABOUT LINDSEY: Lindsey Epperly is the CEO of Jetset World Travel, which she has scaled from a one-person operation into a team of over 80 dedicated members, recently recognized on the Inc. 5000 List of fastest growing companies.  She has been named to the Forbes Next 1000 List and was most inspired by navigating her industry’s greatest crisis while expecting her first child, a season she affectionately refers to as the “MBA I never wanted.” Lindsey is dedicated to fighting burnout and imposter syndrome while teaching others how to turn obstacles into opportunities as host of the Who Made You the Boss? Podcast.  For more information and to connect with our host, Lindsey Epperly, visit ⁠⁠ Looking to turn your Imposter Syndrome into Inspiration? ⁠Grab the workbook here!
From Garrett Gravesen’s volunteering in an African orphanage to traveling to all 197 countries, this global entrepreneur takes listeners on a motivational ride toward authentic leadership. Garrett shares candid insights on overcoming imposter syndrome, the power of embracing insane courage, and a few harrowing stories of escaping uncertain doom in more than one lawless destination. What You'll Learn in This Episode: The transformative power of an encounter in an African orphanage and its influence on Garrett's life journey. The critical role of embracing vulnerability and combating imposter syndrome in pursuing ambitious life goals. The immense value of supporting and understanding the aspirations of the people behind the scenes in any organization. Life lessons from Garrett's global travels and how confronting risk and uncertainty can lead to profound personal growth. ABOUT GARRETT: Garrett Gravesen, the Professor of Possibility, stitches a passport quilt of tales so outlandish they make Marco Polo’s adventures look like a weekend getaway.  He learned to ski in North Korea and once visited 52 countries in 52 weeks with only a tuxedo and a toothbrush. Garrett famously ran with the bulls in Spain, where he won by a whisker, fueled by nothing but sangria and an unshakable belief to not look back.  He has started a nonprofit organization, spoken alongside Mandela’s cell mate in South Africa, and was honored with the same award as JFK. Yet he has never eaten a vegetable, had a sip of water, or run a mile. Garrett proudly dons a “0.0 sticker” on his chariot of choice.   When love is in the air he doesn’t miss. He proposed on a plane flight at 30,000 feet. On a Tuesday. And got married the next day.  Garrett’s passport is his narrative – each stamp is a story, and each visa is a verse.  He has stood on Everest Base Camp, slid down The Great Wall of China, and survived Antarctica for 10 days with nothing but a tuxedo when the airline lost his luggage. Luckily, he looked like the penguins.  He’s scaled three companies from scratch to more than seven figures each, filmed a documentary from Kenya to Cape Town that was saved on a drive he has since lost, but once salsa danced his way to victory one sultry night in Havana Cuba.  Garrett’s travels aren’t just about the thrill; they’re lessons in living.   With his unique blend of education and audacity, he’s always uncovering lessons from parts unknown. UGA in economics. Elf School in Iceland. Then he traded in folklore for finance at Harvard Business School.  “10 Seconds of Insane Courage,” Garrett’s magnum opus, isn’t just a book, but a call to action. A friendly nudge to jump off the high dive into the pool of life, where every tick of the clock is an opportunity for courage and the serendipity that awaits when you turn every “what if” into a “why not.”  His life reads like an atlas infused with adrenaline – a spectacle, a seminar, a symphony of the splendid. Garrett, the man with a suitcase full of charm and a pocket full of laughter, is not your typical podcast guest. He is a human carousel of courage and provides the spark for inspiring the extraordinary in others.  Garrett has survived great loss, stepped foot in all 197 countries, and won the same award as Elvis.  But he has not been part of your podcast…yet. Connect with Garrett: Website Instagram LinkedIn Links from the show: H.E.R.O. For Children 10 Seconds of Insane Courage For more information and to connect with our host, Lindsey Epperly, visit  Looking to turn your Imposter Syndrome into Inspiration? Grab the workbook here!
Entrepreneur Tirzah Shirai shares her profound insights on redefining success, aligning with one’s true purpose, and embracing a balanced approach to life and business growth. Not only does Tirzah overcome poverty to develop Blink Bar, she then courageously faces a shifts in her life path when business is decimated from circumstances outside of her control. The conversation also touches upon the challenges of motherhood during these testing times, highlighting the transformative experiences that have led Tirzah to the establishment of the Venusian School of Business. Lindsey and Tirzah explore the liberation in embracing gender energies, the spirituality woven into professional endeavors, and the recalibration of life’s direction when faced with unforeseen challenges. What You'll Learn in This Episode: Insights into Tirzah Shirai's personal journey and the shifts in perspective on wealth and success. The significance of aligning business strategies with heart-centered and spiritually conscious principles. The impact of motherhood and identity shifts on personal well-being and professional life. The importance of embracing both masculine and feminine energies and the evolution of societal gender expectations. Methods to honor the soul’s journey in business and find balance to prevent burnout. ABOUT TIRZAH: Tirzah Shirai birthed a 30M business from nothing and is now radically redefining success. Blinkbar was started out of pure necessity after she hit a lull in paychecks as an Award-Winning Film Director and had less than $1,000 to her name.The company quickly grew from $0 - $30M in 5 years as she applied her skill for storytelling with her ability to paint a big vision and develop a strategy to get there. Now, she’s taking her business, branding, and benevolence background and turning it into an educational experience the entrepreneurial world has never seen before. Through a combination of spiritual practices (the “woo") and strategic planning (the “work”), she’s helping others who burn with a desire to share their gifts with the world through business. Tirzah experiences the most happiness in her life when she embraces her role in motherhood and practices leaning back into her already existing feminine power rather than striving for status. Her only hope is to help others feel that same happiness through the energy they bring to going after their dreams. Connect with Tirzah: Website Instagram Twitter LinkedIn For more information and to connect with our host, Lindsey Epperly, visit  Looking to turn your Imposter Syndrome into Inspiration? Grab the workbook here!
From Erica Thomas’s early days combining a full-time job with moonlighting as a freelance writer and food blogger to becoming the powerhouse behind a flourishing food-focused company, Erica shares an inside look at the challenges and triumphs of entrepreneurship, the pivotal role of networking, and the impact of social media on business growth. Erica offers a deep dive into balancing professional pursuits with personal development, touching on parenting, relationships, and societal shifts. Plus, get a glimpse into her philanthropic efforts, how she overcame financial hurdles, and her strategies for cultivating contentment, all while striving for business success. What You'll Learn in This Episode The significance of hustle, networking, and asking for support in an entrepreneur's journey to success Challenges new entrepreneurs face, especially concerning business management aspects like taxes, and the importance of having a support system Strategic insights on combating imposter syndrome and the cultivation of self-belief and self-worth Erica's vision for fostering community and inclusivity through her women's supper club and its recent expansion Dealing with the pressures and criticisms that come with entrepreneurship and social media presence, and the philosophy of contentment driving business performance ABOUT ERICA: Eating With Erica is a nationally recognized food and lifestyle website that has been featured in Food & Wine, Good Morning America, CNN, FOX5, Essence and more. Erica started EWE as a passionate food enthusiast and used her background in corporate marketing and influencer marketing to build EWE into the brand it is today. While she now runs it full-time, being a successful entrepreneur did not happen overnight and when asked, Erica is quick to explain how for the first several months she worked from 9-5 and then came home to work her “5-9.” Over the past decade, Erica has worked with over 250 companies including brands like Panera, La Marca Prosecco, Kroger, Woodford Reserve, and Lexus. As a businesswoman, she understands the importance of professional partnerships, but it is her passion for delicious food that remains at the core of EWE. Connect with Erica: Website Instagram Twitter Facebook Links from the show: Giving Kitchen: A nonprofit organization supporting restaurant workers. Learn more on their website Gift Biz: A philanthropy focused on supporting entrepreneurs, yet a specific web link was not provided, please search for local opportunities or organizations with a similar name. For more information and to connect with our host, Lindsey Epperly, visit Looking to turn your Imposter Syndrome into Inspiration? Grab the workbook here!
Amy Shoenthal, author of "The Setback Cycle," dives into the challenging yet transformative world of overcoming our obstacles. Drawing from personal tribulations and her well-received book, Amy shares her journey through career pivots after facing post-maternity leave difficulties, showcasing the resilience and redirection that are possible in the face of adversity. She offers relatable insights into why it’s important to label and converse with our inner critic, how to strengthen emotional resilience, and the neuroscience behind embracing setbacks as growth opportunities. What you’ll learn in this episode: The four stages of The Setback Cycle (establish, embrace, explore, emerge) and how to navigate them. How to disentangle personal identity from professional setbacks and why doing so is crucial for growth and wellbeing. The concept of the "motherhood penalty" and its impact on women in the workplace. Actionable techniques for coping with setbacks, including the "thaw yourself out" exercise. The strategy of personifying and naming your inner critic to diminish its power and manage its impact on your decisions and self-esteem. ABOUT AMY: Amy Shoenthal is a journalist, marketing consultant and the author of The Setback Cycle, a book about how today’s prominent founders and leaders overcome obstacles to find success.  As a contributor to Forbes Women and Harvard Business Review, she shines the spotlight on leaders who have been historically underestimated yet are doing the work to solve society’s biggest problems. Her work has included interviews with a wide range of leaders such as Senator Mazie Hirono, Tory Burch, Marie Kondo, Norma Kamali, and more.  Amy also boasts a two-decade marketing career, working with some of the world's largest brands, from Procter & Gamble to Google. Now, through her consulting firm, Visionaries Collective, she works with founders, corporations, nonprofits and small businesses to shape their brand narratives and captivate audiences through strategic storytelling.   After completing The Setback Cycle, she began working with organizations to help their employees and managers confidently lead through tumultuous times, offering the tools to help their teams navigate their own inevitable setbacks together.     Amy previously wrote a children’s book, A Magical Day in Sunnyside, a tribute to the independent-owned businesses in her own beloved neighborhood of Sunnyside, Queens, where she lives with her husband and five-year-old daughter. Connect with Amy: Website Instagram Newsletter The Setback Cycle" by Amy Shoenthal  For more information and to connect with our host, Lindsey Epperly, visit  Looking to turn your Imposter Syndrome into Inspiration? Grab the workbook here!
In this episode of Who Made You The Boss? host Lindsey Epperly sits down with travel industry titan Matthew Upchurch, the visionary who navigated the choppy waters of pandemic-era travel with poise and innovative thinking. We get an inside look at how Upchurch's early morning video messages offered a beacon of hope, and why leadership and a commitment to frameworks played a pivotal role during crises. Matthew focuses on the importance of human connection, embracing a beginner’s mindset to uplevel leadership, and, of course, the transformative power of travel. What you'll learn in this episode: The strategies Matthew used to lead the travel and hospitality industry through its toughest times The importance of servant leadership and fostering trust in pursuing collective organizational goals Insights into Matthew’s personal journey towards combating impostor syndrome and uncertainty The role of human connection in travel and its impact on personal growth and overcoming the loneliness epidemic ABOUT MATTHEW: As CEO of the industry’s leading luxury travel network, Matthew Upchurch oversees the company’s marketing, sales, and operational systems with a focus on keeping the organization ahead of the pack and the trends. He was the first recipient of the Luxury Travel Expo’s “Leaders in Luxury” Award and was named among the 25 Most Influential Executives in the Travel Industry by Leisure Travel News. Travel Agent Magazine labeled him one of its 100 Rising Stars in 1997 and Person of the Year (Retailer) in 1998. He has served as chairman of the Institute of Certified Travel Agents, is a lifetime member of the American Society of Travel Agents, and is a member of the Corporate Advisory Council of Cunard Line, Ltd., the Advisory Board of Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts and Seabourn Cruise Line. Connect with Matthew: Virtuoso's Website Virtuoso's Twitter Virtuoso's Facebook ⁠Matthew's LinkedIn⁠ Resources from this episode: Simon Sinek’s START WITH WHY The interview with Stephen Bartlett that Matthew referenced when he was on British Airways For more information and to connect with our host, Lindsey Epperly, visit  Looking to turn your Imposter Syndrome into Inspiration? Grab the workbook here!
Delve into the nuances of customer service, tapping into your intuition, and pursuing your unique gifts in the business world with today’s guest, Ashley Sthal. Listen as Ashley shares how her journey in establishing a TEDx booking business revealed her inner battles with imposter syndrome and what measures she’s taken to ensure her team maintains high standards and delivers unparalleled service. With a combination of professional insights and personal stories, this episode encourages entrepreneurs and individuals to stay true to their values and foster confidence in their paths. This episode is for you if you’ve ever asked: Are there strategies for defining and delivering excellent customer service? How can I adapt and handle individual client needs effectively? What is a self audit and can I use it to combat imposter syndrome and build confidence? Is pursuing a TedX talk right for my goals? What tips can I use when writing and booking a TedX Talk? ABOUT ASHLEY: Ashley Stahl is the founder of Wise Whisper Ghostwriting house, where she has helped more than 40 changemakers write their TEDx talks-- and she has gotten 39 of those clients booked on the TEDx stage. As a counterterrorism professional under the Obama Administration turned entrepreneur and international bestselling author of the book called YOU TURN: Get Unstuck, Discover Your Direction, Design Your Dream Career, she's passionate about helping others share authentic wisdom and stories that deeply inspire their audiences. With nearly 9 million views, her TED talk is ranked amongst the top 100 on the Internet, and her show, The You Turn Podcast, is ranked amongst the top 100 mental health shows in the United States. Her most important message is this: don't do what you love, do what you ARE. Visit to learn more about how Ashley and her team can help you write and book your TEDx talk. Connect with Ashley: Website Twitter Instagram LinkedIn Facebook Resources from this episode: Ashley has offered our community $1k off her TEDx booking + writing services, and has kindly decided to extend this for us until July 15, 2024. Be sure to apply at before time runs out and make sure you let her know you found her through Lindsey to get the discount!  YOU Turn, by Ashley Stahl Ashley’s TEDx Talk - How to Figure Out What You Really Want For more information and to connect with our host, Lindsey Epperly, visit ⁠⁠  Looking to turn your Imposter Syndrome into Inspiration? ⁠Grab the workbook here!
Sit down with the multi-talented Margot Bingham for a conversation that balances the light-hearted with the profound. From discussing the heartfelt struggles that shape our worldview to the transformative power of acknowledging and discussing our differences, this episode will take you on a journey through Margot's personal and professional life. Margot opens up on the pandemic's impact on creativity, the importance of authenticity and vulnerability, and the ways she’s navigated the complexities of control and success. With a mix of laughter, candid revelations, and a deep dive into the historical and emotional weight of Margot's roles, this episode promises to leave you moved. What you'll learn in this episode: How Margot connects her creative process as an actress to her musical background and personal experiences. The way historical roles can educate and have a deep personal influence on the actors portraying them. Strategies for coping with emotional and creative challenges during uncertain times. Insights into Margot’s journey from singing aspirations to acting, highlighting the importance of role models and self-discovery. ABOUT MARGOT: Margot Bingham is a Singer-Songwriter and Actress born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. You may have seen her on the mega AMC hit franchise THE WALKING DEAD, with her character 'Maxxine Mercer' in their final two seasons. Under the YELLOWSTONE umbrella, you can find Margot opposite of David Oyelowo in the new Paramount+ series, BASS REEVES. Margot is a seasoned performer, singing the National Anthem for a multitude of sports games; NY Knicks and Pittsburgh Steelers, just to name a few. Her philanthropic attention is even more important to her. She works with children around the world, teaching music for organizations like Orphaned Starfish, helps keep the peace on the board of New York Peace Institute, and looks forward to spreading health and knowledge with Magee, where she was born. Follow Margot Bingham: Instagram Twitter Facebook Website References and Links Mentioned in This Episode: Bass Reeves on Paramount+ For more information and to connect with our host, Lindsey Epperly, visit  Looking to turn your Imposter Syndrome into Inspiration? Grab the workbook here!
In this deeply personal conversation with inspiring Jess Ekstrom, we delve into Jess's journey from relentless optimism to wrestling with imposter syndrome. Listeners will be invited to reflect on their own definitions of success and the balance between ambition and sanity. Jess shares candid stories of her entrepreneurial ventures and the 'false summits' she's encountered along the way, providing a relatable narrative for anyone striving for the next level in their career. Whether discussing devastating setbacks or the quieter moments of gratitude, Jess's experiences encapsulate the essence of redefining success on your own terms. Prepare for a transformative discussion that tackles monumental life changes, such as entering motherhood, battling postpartum challenges, and maintaining a sense of self amidst it all. What You'll Learn in This Episode: How societal definitions of success can be traced back to childhood experiences and how to redefine them to align with personal values. The impact of 'false summits' on personal growth and how they can either deflate or empower our ambitions. How catastrophic events - “the monsters that save us” as Lindsey calls them - can lead to important life lessons and career growth. The importance of leaving breadcrumbs of yourself when entering into a significant iidentity shift, like motherhood.  Strategies for addressing the underrepresentation of women in public speaking and how we can all contribute to a more diverse and inclusive speaking landscape. ABOUT JESS: Jess Ekstrom is the founder of Headbands of Hope and Mic Drop Workshop, investor in women, 2x best selling author, Forbes Top Rated Speaker and new mom.  Her first brush with success was selling all of her toys on eBay when she was twelve. Since then, Jess and her companies have been featured on Today and Good Morning America and in Seventeen, Vanity Fair, Forbes, and People. More importantly, they've helped millions of women and girls around the world.  She’s the bestselling author of Chasing the Bright Side and Create Your Bright Ideas. Her hobbies include writing, hiking, board games with her husband, playing peekaboo with her baby, and searching for the best breakfast burrito in America. Connect with Jess: Website Instagram Twitter Facebook Resources from this episode: Jess Ekstrom's Mic Drop Workshop Text a specific number to receive Jess's hype text with a quote every Monday: +1 (704) 228-9495 Reference to the book "Sapiens" by Yuval Noah Harari discusses societal support systems for mothers For more information and to connect with our host, Lindsey Epperly, visit  Looking to turn your Imposter Syndrome into Inspiration? Grab the workbook here!
Host Lindsey Epperly delves into the origin story of her own imposter syndrome and how it has manifested throughout her career, starting with a personal experience of being made to feel lesser than in high school. Listeners can expect to hear the story of how she turned those insecurities into entrepreneurial strategies to find success. This episode is for you if you’ve ever wondered: What is imposter syndrome? Can I use my obstacles and insecurities to help me grow? Does our non-professional past impact our professional growth?  Why is it important to study the origin of our imposter syndrome?  ABOUT LINDSEY:  Lindsey Epperly is the CEO of Jetset World Travel, which she has scaled from a one-person operation into a team of over 80 dedicated members, recently recognized on the Inc. 5000 List of fastest growing companies. She has been named to the Forbes Next 1000 List and was most inspired by navigating her industry’s greatest crisis while expecting her first child, a season she affectionately refers to as the “MBA I never wanted.” Lindsey is dedicated to fighting burnout and imposter syndrome while teaching others how to turn obstacles into opportunities on her podcast, Who Made You The Boss?  Connect with Lindsey: Instagram LinkedIn Resources from this episode: The workbook that teaches you to turn Imposter Syndrome into Inspiration is available here!
This show delivers entrepreneurship strategies around imposter syndrome, burnout, and mental health. If you’re looking for tips on overcoming obstacles in business from an award-winning female founder who’s passionate about pursuing ambition without sacrificing your self worth, you’re in the right place.  This podcast provides leaders, creatives and entrepreneurs valuable insights on why mindset matters in business, why failure is important to our self-confidence, and how to redefine our success factors to live a more meaningful life.  This show is for you if you’ve ever wondered: What is imposter syndrome and how do I use it to my advantage? Can our burnout symptoms actually help us evolve? Does an entrepreneurial spirit always come with anxiety symptoms? How to execute your ideas about business even in seasons of self-doubt as an entrepreneur How do we prioritize mental health for business owners, leaders and other high achievers? For a free resource to help you turn your imposter syndrome into inspiration, visit  Season 2 of Who Made You The Boss? launches May 1 and features Kara Goldin, Jess Ekstrom, Margot Bingham, and more. 
Even though we're in between seasons, we're excited to bring you this bonus episode from Lindsey's interview on Teri Holland's Success in Mind podcast. You'll hear how Lindsey has built her business from a single-member team into a thriving empire of over 70 professionals, overcoming tremendous personal and professional struggles along the way. From having her first child while navigating her industry's greatest crisis, to saving her business from the brink of closure and being listed on the Inc. 5000 list, Lindsey Epperly shares her awe-inspiring journey, offering valuable insights and practical tips on how to handle business growth and avoid burnout. Follow Lindsey: Instagram LinkedIn Key Takeaways:- Prioritize your business and make tough decisions during challenging times.- Recognize the illusion of control and learn to delegate and trust your team.- Focus on your unique strengths and delegate tasks that others can do. Make sure to give the Success in Mind podcast some love for allowing us to run this interview by leaving the show a rating and review here! If you haven't already, click that Follow button for Who Made You The Boss? to make sure you don't miss our Season 2 premiere! 
Lindsey takes us on a genuine - and unbelievable - journey as she navigates an island in lockdown, all during an insurmountable season of imposter syndrome. She candidly shares the impact of both personal and professional hurdles on her mental health and offers her own perspectives on resilience and vulnerability. What you'll learn from this episode: - Embrace the Full Story: Lindsey's experience shows the importance of owning our entire narrative – the successes and the struggles. By embracing our whole story, we can free ourselves from imposter syndrome and redefine what it means to be the boss of our own lives. - Letting Go of Control: The episode highlights the difficulty in relinquishing control and embracing the cracks in our lives. It's a reminder that sometimes the breaking and reconstructing are where we find our strength and resilience. - Hope and Redemption: Even in the midst of uncertainty and hardship, holding onto hope and choosing to rise is a powerful act of resilience. Lindsey's journey exemplifies how the worst experiences can lead to growth, redemption, and the beauty of putting the pieces back together. ABOUT LINDSEY:  Lindsey Epperly is the founder and CEO of Jetset World Travel, a modern travel agency dedicated to service, innovation and gratitude. Lindsey’s decade-long journey in the world of business started as a one-person operation built by attending bridal shows alongside her college courses that she and her business partner have transformed into a company of 70 mission-driven team members. Lindsey’s passion for entrepreneurship, as well as her outspokenness on battling burnout and imposter syndrome, have led her to earning a spot on the 2021 Forbes Next 1000, along with speaking and writing opportunities about turning obstacles into opportunities. She is currently studying under New York Times bestselling author Bob Goff to produce a book about the illusion of control. Connect With Lindsey: Website Instagram LinkedInVisit for more about Who Made You the Boss?
Demir and Carey Bentley, the power couple behind Lifehack Method and authors of "Winning the Week: How to Plan a Successful Week Every Week,” dive into their strategies to gain radical clarity in your life and business. From the moment they first faced the opportunity to redefine their lifestyle in light of Demir's health crisis to their rise as productivity gurus advocating for work-life harmony, the Bentleys share candidly about their transition from traditional corporate America to a life of intentional design and freedom. Listen in as they discuss their unique approach to productivity, blending lifestyle design with actionable strategies for optimizing time. What You'll Learn in This Episode - How to take the emotion out of your priorities for a more effective system on balancing time and joy - What it means to monitor the supply and demand of time management - The test you can give yourself to determine if you’ve won the week - Techniques to mitigate risks in entrepreneurship and the value of resilience in a volatile business environment - How to determine what success looks like in your life and business ABOUT DEMIR & CAREY: Demir and Carey Bentley are the husband and wife team behind Lifehack Method, the productivity and lifestyle design company for high performing individuals who want to bring sanity back in their lives. They’re WSJ Bestselling authors of Winning The Week: How To Plan A Successful Week, Every Week. Their work has been featured in ABC News, Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, Bloomberg, WSJ, HuffPo, and on podcasts like Entrepreneurs on Fire, Forbes 30 Under 30, Amy Porterfield's Online Marketing Made Easy, and The ONE Thing. Carey and Demir live internationally with their two daughters. Their primary home base is Medellin, Colombia. Follow Demir and Carey: - Website - Instagram - Facebook - YouTube - Winning The Week: How to Plan a Successful Week Every Week, by Demir & Carey Bentley
Explore the intricate dance of identity, control, and personal evolution in this conversation with Darrah Brustein. As a lifestyle business expert, Darrah’s focused efforts have led her to found 5 businesses and collaborate with visionaries like Deepak Chopra. Today’s conversation uncovers the challenges of knowing when to walk away and the triumphs of building a life that genuinely aligns with one’s values. Darrah also shares her unique insights into borrowed confidence and the invaluable role of feedback in personal growth. This episode promises a candid look at striking a balance between pleasing others and preserving self—all through the lens of becoming the boss of one's own life. What you'll learn in this episode: - How your intuition influences when to quit and when to continue - Why borrowed confidence can immediately uplevel the way you show up in life - How to build a lifestyle business by aligning your values to your work - How to recognize and move past the nature of people pleasing - How to embrace the dual nature of feedback and integrate it for growth  ABOUT DARRAH: Darrah Brustein is a 5x founder, author, and coach. She helps overwhelmed business owners and entrepreneurial-minded executives access the freedom, flexibility, and impact they desire.  After spending 10 years over-working and burning out while building a credit card processing company into 38 states and a networking events company for over 30,000 people (which she later sold), she learned the wrong way to do it, and then discovered that there was a better way. A prolific writer and interviewer, she's worked with Shaq, Deepak Chopra, Seth Godin, Bobbi Brown, Jillian Michaels, Adam Grant, Robert Herjavec, Nastia Liukin, Cam Newton, and the list goes on as well as brands like Chase, Visa, Toyota and FedEx. Her motto: “Design your life, build a career to fund it, and a network to support it" has inspired millions to reach higher and dream bigger.  Follow Darrah: - Website - Instagram - Linkedin Mentioned in this episode: - "The Dip" by Seth Godin - Diving Deep with Deepak and Darrah video series - Life Design and Discovery Lab: Darrah’s coaching program that guides clients in aligning their lives with their core values - Darrah’s 9 Questions to Ask Your Network to Find Your Path
The multi-talented Allisyn Snyder tackles personal and professional growth, creative collaborations, and maintaining balance in life and relationships in this week’s episode of Who Made You The Boss? With Lindsey Epperly. Throughout the discussion, Allisyn shares her journey from an actor known for her YouTube persona Astrid Clover to a writer and director, co-founding Watch the Footage (WTF) Productions with her husband, Dylan Snyder. Lindsey and Allisyn dive into setting boundaries, the impact of morning routines, and filtering the noise of social media, all wrapped in an exchange filled with humor, vulnerability, and wisdom.  What You'll Learn in This Episode: - The importance of supportive partnerships - How to foster curiosity and authenticity in your journey - Why a daily routine grounded in writing and meditation is pivotal to your mental wellbeing - The fun new trick of birdwatching meditation - who knew?! - How to navigate industry changes within creative fields, especially during unforeseen circumstances and world upheavals ABOUT ALLISYN: Allisyn Snyder, a native of Los Angeles, embarked on her entertainment career at the age of 4 as Allisyn Arm. Notable TV appearances in shows like Friends, Strong Medicine, Judging Amy, and Still Standing marked her early success. Landing a series regular role in Disney Channel's Sonny With A Chance at 11, she later starred in its spin-off, So Random!, showcasing her diverse talents. Iconic for her role as Heather Wilmore in NBC's A.P. Bio, Allisyn transitioned to cinematography studies at Glendale CC at 15. Writing sketches for AwesomenessTV at 17, she co-created the YouTube personality Astrid Clover, releasing over 350 episodes. In 2016, she ventured into film production with Watch The Footage Productions. Beyond her creative pursuits, Allisyn is a skilled trapeze artist, aerial silks performer, kickboxer, and certified scuba diver, with a lifelong passion for art. Follow Allisyn: - Website - Instagram - Twitter - Facebook - Tik Tok  Mentioned in This Episode: - "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron - Consider This by Chuck Palahniuk's Books - Watch the Footage (WTF) Productions
Voice coach and author Samara Bay unpacks the nuances of voice bias and its effects on personal and professional leadership. Delving into Samara's unique experiences, both in Hollywood as a distinguished dialect coach and as an individual who has grappled with her own voice challenges, this conversation is a journey through the insecurities that come with public speaking, the social constructs around power and voice, and the importance of embracing diversity in communication.  What you'll learn in this episode: - What voice bias is and how we overcome stigmas - Why we need a new sound of power - and how your voice can contribute - How we can raise the next generation to accept and embraced varied communication styles - What’s at stake when we don’t understand society’s standards around voice and leadership - How to gain confidence in your business and yourself by embracing your voice’s thumbprint: your idiolect  ABOUT SAMARA: Samara Bay is the author of the 2023 Penguin Random House bestseller PERMISSION TO SPEAK: How to Change What Power Sounds Like, Starting with You. Behind the scenes, she coaches everyone from Hollywood celebrities to rising leaders in business & politics and high school girls ready for a new kind of leadership. She speaks and runs trainings around the world on the new sound of power—a question-everything unlearning about what speaking in public is all about.  Follow Samara: Website Instagram LinkedIn YouTube Twitter
Jacqui Gifford, Travel and Leisure's Editor in Chief, reveals her approach to effective leadership, the evolving trends in travel, and the broader implications of sustainability on the world at large. From insights into maintaining a harmonious work-life balance to tackling the pervasive challenges that women often encounter in modern workplaces, this discussion delves into themes that resonate with many professionals today. Learn more about Jacqui’s journey of balancing motherhood in the ever on-the-go travel industry, and the underlying thread of optimism and resilience that has defined her career journey, especially during the travel industry's most trying times. What You'll Learn in this Episode: - Jacqui’s no-nonsense leadership philosophy that led Travel+Leisure through a global pandemic - How the travel industry’s focus on sustainability can impact future generations - Why mothering in fast-paced careers like travel and media is so darn hard  - Techniques to master communication in an era of overwhelming digital correspondence - That wellness travel is here to stay – and so is recognizing the limits of your life ABOUT JACQUI: As the editor-in-chief of Travel + Leisure, Jacqui Gifford is always on the next plane. She constantly scouts for new hotels, shops, and restaurants to give readers the latest news and trends, and frequently appears as an expert guest on television networks, including NBC, CBS, ABC, CNBC, and MSNBC. A graduate of Princeton University with a bachelor's degree in English, Jacqui was born in Japan and raised in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has traveled the world extensively and lives in New York City with her husband and son. Her passions include sustainability, luxury, wellness, multigenerational travel, and more. Follow Jacqui & Travel + Leisure:  - Website - Instagram - Twitter - Tik Tok Additional References and Links: World Economic Forum Article
Bob Goff, the renowned author and philanthropic force behind Love Does, unpacks the essence of true leadership. From exploring Bob's unique take on letting relationships breathe like fine wine to tackling the hurdles of imposter syndrome, this episode is brimming with revelations on how to lead with authenticity, influence effectively, and live generously. Expect a conversation rich with personal anecdotes, hard-earned wisdom, and actionable insights that can transform the way you approach your role as a leader and, more importantly, as a human.  What you'll learn in this episode: - The importance of authenticity and generosity in leadership and the power of living into the truest version of oneself. - How to use situational awareness to move through your fear - How to embrace the different ways we can plan for change  - The significance of taking courageous steps and committing to making an impact. - Techniques to let relationships and business strategies develop without overt control. ABOUT BOB: Bob Goff is the author of the New York Times bestselling books Love Does, Everybody Always, Dream Big, and Undistracted. He is the Honorary Consul to the Republic of Uganda, an attorney, and the founder of Love Does—a nonprofit human rights organization operating in India, Uganda, Nepal, Somalia, Afghanistan, USA, Congo, Dominican Republic, Ukraine, Israel, and Burkina Faso. He’s a lover of balloons, cake pops, and helping people pursue their big dreams. Bob continues to be inspired by friendships he’s developed with others around the world who live their lives pursuing strategic ways to help others. You can typically find Bob writing and taking calls from his boat, welcoming people to The Oaks—his Southern California retreat center, or at an event speaking. Bob’s greatest ambitions in life are to love others, do stuff, and, most importantly, to hold hands with his wife, Sweet Maria Goff, and spend time with their amazing kids and grandkids. For more, check out and Follow Bob: - Website - Instagram - Twitter - Facebook - YouTube