36 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
The Most Powerful Thing Women Can Do: Melinda Garvey
“I never turn down a lunch. I never turn down a dinner.”Such is the infinite wisdom of Melinda Garvey, founder of both On the Dot and Austin Woman Magazine. After building a media empire to lift women up, Melinda created a model for modern networking that speaks precisely to this cultural moment. In this episode, she talks to us about:-The most powerful thing women can do to help each other succeed in business-How she tuned her ear for women’s stories, then turned those conversations into opportunity -Her daily habit of introducing two people to one another (yes, during 2020!)-Some of her most memorable Austin Woman Magazine cover women Melinda is the best kind of influencer: humble, passionate about others’ success, and endlessly curious. Her energy is the perfect antidote for these times, and her words will inspire you to expand your network...starting today. We hope you enjoy this episode of I Am Enough. While you’re here, subscribe + leave a review!
22 minutes | Sep 7, 2020
I Want Them to Leave with a Relationship: Stephanie Coultress O’Neill
What happens when a therapist opens up a clothing boutique? A completely different approach to retail, and we mean...completely. In today’s episode with Stephanie Coultress O’Neill, we discover how this passionate, fascinating person took her love of people and communication, and married it with fashion. She opens up to us about:-Her philosophy for opening a boutique: one built on safe space, meaningful conversation, and a relationship that goes way beyond the cash register-Her professional pivot, from being a therapist in private practice, to starting over in the fashion and retail world-How changing locations changed her business (for the better)-How she pivoted (again!) once COVID hit, and leveraged her deep customer relationships to serve them in new and innovative ways.Stephanie says she loves people even more than the product she sells, and folks - that’s it, right there! We hope you love her story of how she used a small business to deepen her human connections. We hope you enjoy this episode of I Am Enough. While you’re here, subscribe + leave a review!
34 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
It’s OK to Not Be OK: J.R. Martinez
Do you need some comfort right now? A dose of hope? Then good news: J.R. Martinez is HERE and he’s the guy for you.A burn survivor, a veteran, a motivational speaker and so much more, J.R. opens up to us about his fascinating life. Which includes, by the way, winning “Dancing with the Stars” (!) and being named one of People Magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive. But J.R. isn’t just successful and charming - he’s someone we need in this moment. A man who loves therapy, who is grateful for the second chance he got at life, and who reminds all of us that when you’re vulnerable, there is loving support and a community, waiting for you on the other side.On this episode, J.R. talks about:-The blessing of having visible wounds-Rejection, saying “I love you,” and entering therapy-His before and after moment, when a friend told him to release his pain (and cry)-Teaching people to be comfortable in his presence, and how that helps people feel more comfortable with themselvesDon’t just listen to this episode...savor it. J.R.’s words and energy are so nourishing, and I hope you enjoy listening to him as much as I did. We hope you love this episode of I Am Enough! While you’re here, subscribe + leave a review. Thanks!
38 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
Don’t Let Other People’s Fear Hold You Back: Taylor Ellison
Taylor Ellison calls herself “equal parts donuts and essential oils,” which tells you what kind of (amazing) person we’re dealing with on this episode. Early in her professional career, Taylor worked for Teach For America, she was steeped in academia, and things were moving along at an even clip...until she realized she was on the completely wrong life path.What comes next? How about a total career jump to television hosting? “Everyone in my life thought I was crazy,” she says. But you know who was the one person who believed in her vision? Taylor. On this episode, she talks about:-How she course-corrected her professional goals,-How she broke into TV by auditioning at a local competition,-How her family came around to become her biggest cheerleaders,-How she launched a mindfulness platform to help others find peace, and listen to their inner voice. As Taylor says, “your passions are your purpose.” So don’t ignore them! We hope you enjoy this episode of I Am Enough. While you’re here, subscribe + leave a review!
33 minutes | Aug 19, 2020
Change Your Choices, Change Your Life: SaulPaul
Charismatic and unbelievably talented, musician SaulPaul has quite the resume. Grammy nominee, check. TEDx talker, check. Author, playwright, ACL Music Festival alum? Check, check, check! But felony convictions, incarceration, and foster care are also part of SaulPaul’s incredible life story. After being released from prison, he was accepted to University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated with a 4.0. Today on the show, he shares: - His childhood of making good grades and getting made fun of, but getting arrested and earning respect (and, why he’s determined to turn that around for young people today). - How he traded personal training sessions for guitar lessons, and became a musician.- His new Be the Change Network, and its mission to amplify the good - An original and totally on-the-spot FLOW! As SaulPaul proves, there’s still time to become the person of your dreams. We hope you enjoy this episode of I Am Enough! While you’re here, subscribe + leave a review!
29 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
As You Climb, Lift: Kristie Gonzales
Ever stared a rock-bottom moment straight in the eyes? Kristie Gonzales has! But today, this beautiful, funny friend is here to tell us how she picked herself back up, and became the undeniable powerhouse she is today.Kristie’s in one of the most competitive industries around - local TV news - and leading the charge at her current TV station in Austin, Texas. But you’ll never guess what her career plans were before TV (ok, I’ll tell you: Artist! Missionary!), and how she made it to the top. In this episode, we talk about:- How she survived abuse, and a tragic family death, all while entering the TV biz.- The mentor who changed her life forever. - How her confidence has been forged through fire, through career promotions and rejections. - Why mentoring women and minorities is a part of her regular schedule, and her inspiring personal mantra: “As you climb, lift.”Folks! You’ll want to take on the WORLD after this episode. Give it a listen!We hope you enjoy this episode of I Am Enough! While you’re here, subscribe + leave a review!
27 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
Find Your “Balcony People:” Kelly Wynne
10/10 would recommend *this episode* for entrepreneurs with big dreams.Kelly Wynne is an inspiration to many, and has always struck me as confident, bold, and a woman on a mission. But in this conversation, she reminds us that you don’t need to be perfect all the time. Your vulnerability lets people in, and helps deepen the human connections that make any business (or parenting!) venture worthwhile.In this episode, Kelly talks to me about: - How she went from handbag-designing pipe dream to big time brand. - The mentor who took her dream seriously (even when Kelly didn’t). - How to find your “balcony people”. - Her journey with postpartum depression, and how she came out strong on the other side.For moms juggling work and kids...I feel like this episode will really resonate.We hope you enjoy this episode of I Am Enough! While you’re here, subscribe + leave a review!
35 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
I Hear You, I See You: Gigi Edwards Bryant
“For children that have gone through tough times, when they look up, they’re just looking for somebody to look back at them with no judgement. To say: “I hear you. I see you.” - Gigi Edwards Bryant_________________There are few people who inspire me the way Gigi Edwards Bryant does. Having entered the foster care system at age 6, and staying there until age 18, she has one of the most powerful stories I’ve ever heard. And y’all...seriously, I’m telling you, you. Will. LOVE. Her. In this episode, Gigi talks to me about: - What it was like as a child, being raised in the foster care system. - How she put herself through college, earned multiple degrees, launched a business, and raised a beautiful family. - How she created a foundation for foster children, providing for them - among other things - pens and paper for journaling, and dresses for prom. - How we can all honor Black families and ensure their children are given the exact same opportunities as every other child, for a vibrant, wonderful future.We hope you enjoy this episode of I Am Enough! While you’re here, subscribe + leave a review!
26 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
Beauty and the Boundaries: Lisa Jauregui
A beauty YouTuber-turned-beauty CEO, Lisa Jauregui is beloved by many. But it’s not only because she is one of the kindest people you will ever meet. It’s also because she strongly believes in - can you guess it? - boundaries. (Gotta love those!)This sweet friend has been a personal inspiration to me for a long time, not only as an entrepreneur, but the way she is absolutely committed to giving back, and supporting causes that make the world a better place. In this episode, Lisa talks to me about: - How she found herself in the beauty education business. - What it’s really like to start a beauty platform on YouTube. - How having children changed the way she thought about beauty. - How boundaries helped her create one of the kindest, most supportive beauty communities out there.We hope you enjoy this episode of I Am Enough! While you’re here, subscribe + leave a review!
23 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
I Don’t Let Pain Define Me: Amber Glassman
Welcome to Season 1 of I Am Enough! I’m your host, Andra Liemandt, and on this podcast I’ll be talking to inspiring, passionate people -- and the before and after moments that shaped their lives.Amber Glassman, the incredible co-founder + CEO of Bryan Anthonys, kicks things off with us. And, folks! If there were ever a soul to be inspired by, it is Amber. From profound personal loss, to almost ending her company, Amber talks to us about how she emerged as the joyful, energetic leader she is today. Amber leads a global lifestyle brand, fueled by all the challenges that came before her.In this episode, we talk about: - The passing of Amber’s brother, and why his namesake inspired her company. - How she took a chance on one of her products - and how it saved her business. - Amber’s writing, and the meaningful message cards that accompany each piece of Bryan Anthonys jewelry.We hope you enjoy the I Am Enough podcast! While you’re here, subscribe + leave a review!