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86 minutes | 3 days ago
What's the WORD: PAYOFF with Pete Sousa
Take a walk down memory lane as The Dreamcatchers sit down with Marissa's friend from college- *YUP* (Go Spiders! University of Richmond!), Pete Sousa. Pete is currently the News Anchor at KWTX & KWTX News in Waco, Texas. Also, you can see & hear his familiar face & voice via ESPN Play-by-Play/Production. Last but certainly not least- he is the host of his very own podcast, called "The Payoff with Pete". Pete has enjoyed a robust career in TV, Radio, & Sports all while navigating addiction & sobriety. His podcast features incredible stories of what life looks like on the other side of the work against and through addiction. Pete stands for PAYOFF. Literally & figuratively. We were mesmerized by his professional journey and are so proud to reconnect and share Pete's brave and magnetic story... Listen up if you have an interest in breaking into broadcast media, or if you need validation about your struggles with addiction, and or if you simply need to reset your perception of what hard truly means. Pete is a professional who embodies our #leadwithlight mantra; he shows true vulnerability & authenticity in his career & his impact on his world and community is priceless. *Note, there is always a door to open, an arm to hold on to , and a meeting to grab...You are not alone - if you struggle with addiction, there is a world of support and success accessible to you if you are brave enough to lean into the Payoff.
95 minutes | 21 days ago
Bell Works How it WORKS Live: Choose to Challenge
Back on the block for #WHM & a special #choosetochallenge speaker series with special guest co-host, Paola Zamudio of NPZ Studio (creative director of Bell Works). Jamie, Marissa, & Paola talk shop, impact, and challenging norms with a robust and diverse panel. Take a listen and learn with Brittani Groves & Courtni Penta, founders of Rising Up Gardens; Melissa Marano, psychologist based out of Bell Health; Christine A. Cox-West, partner at The Fortis Agency; & Jhailyn Puello, Marketing Director at Modern Hippi.
77 minutes | 22 days ago
What's the MATTER: Networking with Lindsey B. Lopez
Long time friend & client of Choice Fashion & Media (the mother ship for Marissa & Jamie- The Dreamcatchers), Lindsey B. Lopez tells ALL about her new business. She saw a need and is filling that need and is successfully launching her biz solely because of her relationships & powerful networking skills. Lindsey, a former retail exec founded Compliance Organized LLC to ensure break rooms, back rooms, and essential door displays look on brand and follow all legal requirements. Think this is an easy feat? Nope. Its not. Marissa and Jamie have met dozens of quality candidates from Lindsey and her network. She knows how to keep in touch, how to share empathy,insight, and most importantly- how to listen and how to NETWORK. Her passion is contagious. Take a listen and join in the fun. Who knew you would laugh so much about compliance?
93 minutes | a month ago
What's Your STORY: Laurie Cole, SoulCycle
What better way to commemorate a year of change than speaking to original warrior and long-time friend of The Dreamcatchers, Laurie Cole. It was an honor and privilege to unpack Laurie's story years after tripping into the Founding Master Instructor's class at the original studio on the UWS. Listen in as she talks pivot, championing balance, mental wellness, & fitness. We are proud to tell her story in a fresh & unique way and even more proud to call LC a friend. After all, we have taken her class for close to 15 years and now can take it in our basements... she is without question a true member of our #boardofdirectors. Laurie leaves everyone in her path with a full heart and a full cup and is one of the main reasons SOUL is SOUL. And hint, riding the bike was her side hustle. Because guess what? Nothing ever changes, if nothing ever changes!!! (LAURIE-ism 101!)
96 minutes | a month ago
What's Your STORY: Katie Silvers, Salesforce
The Dreamcatchers chat with a friend from "across the pond", Katie Silvers, the Director of Incubation & Design @ Salesforce. She moved to England a year or so ago and has experienced lockdown from her home in Yorkshire! Listen in as she tells her story of law school gone awry and how she has flourished with incredible mentors throughout the pivots, twists, and turns of her remarkable career. A true bad a** intrapreneur, Katie is the epitome of hard work, dedication, and perseverance.
91 minutes | 2 months ago
What's the WORD: HUMANITY with Rob Garrett Smith
The Dreamcatchers are blown away by powerhouse CEO & Founder of The Phluid Project, Rob Garrett Smith. A fashion industry icon, Rob lives by the phrase "doing all that I can to leave this world better than how I entered it." Listen as Marissa & Jamie discuss the word HUMANITY with this incredible Leader of LIGHT. Rob's professional background combined with his passion (a commitment to social justice)has made The Phluid Project a global movement of freedom, authenticity and self-expression. Simply said, this conversation & episode is WOW!
106 minutes | 2 months ago
Bell Works How it WORKS Live: Courage & Inclusivity
Back at the metroburb to kick off 2021 in person and in style by having an important and timely conversation about COURAGE & INCLUSIVITY. Listen to the Dreamcatchers and their powerful panel of guests unpack courageous conversations, personal experience, professional challenge, and authenticity in the workplace - especially now post pandemic and such an electrically charged year for all of us. No one watched the clock and everyone shared relatable and inspirational wisdom. Take a listen and get a dose of HOPE & PROMISE by way of Andre Benjamin, SVP of Strategy + Finance @ Vydia (a Bell Works Tenant); Stephanie Cartier, co-founder of No Limits Cafe in Middletown (which is dedicated to training and employing adults with Intellectual Disabilities); Bolanle Williams-Olley, the CFO at acclaimed architecture design firm, Mancini Duffy & the founder of multiple non-profit organizations dedicated to shining light on diversity and inclusion; and Orly Lynn, Head of Global Inclusion & Diversity @ Commvault. Whew. Impressed & Inspired!
62 minutes | 3 months ago
What's the WORD: LOVE with Melody Pourmoradi
What does the word LOVE mean to you? To all of us? How do we teach the next generation and gift them the right tools to make their own magic (perhaps better than we all did!)? Join the Dreamcatchers in their first ever collab crossover event podcast with the Founder of GiRLife & host of "Empowering Her Podcast", Melody Pourmoradi. Mother of twin girls, leader of light, and full of magnetic personality, Melody spoils all of us with an hour of how she has built a global empire of positivity for young girls!
73 minutes | 3 months ago
What's the MATTER: Mental Health with Susan Tellone
To kick off 2021, The Dreamcatchers were honored to sit down with the Clinical Director at The Society for Prevention of Teen Suicide, Susan Tellone. This beautiful, important, and incredible conversation was recorded 20 years to the day that Marissa's beloved & well-renowned father-in-law lost his battle to depression shortly after retiring from his remarkable career in Pharmacy & Hospital Administration. Things were very different in the world of mental health back in 2001 & people like Susan have brought light to the surface for so many who are living in the dark. People are collectively suffering right now as a culture, us included. We can NOT ignore the importance of Mental Health, we MUST normalize the continued stigma, we MUST dial the volume up, help one another, and champion Susan's favorite question, "how are you, REALLY?!". If you are lost, if you have been touched by depression or suicide, if you want to find fulfillment in your next chapters of life, this conversation will be just what the Pharmacist prescribed. 1.19.21 (in honor Bruce Kay= fly close, Papa Bruce, we did this one for you!)
77 minutes | 5 months ago
Bell Works How it WORKS Live: Gather
We are know that this year's holiday season is surely going to look and feel different. The Dreamcatchers are back at the metroburb for the November #HowItWorks speaker series. This months theme is of course- GATHERING (yes, now!) with a curated panel of incredibly talented guests who are experts in the art of gathering. Gabriel Chajnik , founding director of the Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater showcases how the arts has pivoted; Jillian Pfleger, the Business Development Manager at Bell Market/RBC Hospitality Group shares how her team of talented chefs have created a way to bring Thanksgiving home elegantly & safely; and Carly Bushey the mastermind and working mother guru of all things entertaining & creating a cozy space pops in from her neighboring Oak Hill Farms. This conversation will certainly bright you a bit of light as we all tackle Thanksgiving 2020.
69 minutes | 5 months ago
What's the WORD: GRATITUDE with Annabelle DeGrazio
The Dreamcatchers spend time with partner and friend, Annabelle Degrazio from Miami's very own Taja Collection. CEO & co-founder of fully customizable luxury candles (Marissa & Jamie have several), Annabelle enlightens us with her definition of the very timely word, GRATITUDE. Listen in as she shares her journey, her role in her friend group, her career as a lawyer, and her favorite part about gift giving. Annabelle truly embodies The Dreamcatchers' #leadwithlight mission statement both literally and figuratively. Holiday season is right around the corner, join us, and add Taja to your must haves! (Can't hurt to have pretty things when we are spending so much time at home, right?)
71 minutes | 6 months ago
What's the MATTER: Travel with Elizabeth de Quillacq, Kelly Cavise and Jamie Paul
The Governor announced that as of 10.28.20, there are only 9 states that NJ residents can travel to without quarantining. This breaking news hit our media a few short hours before Marissa & Jamie sat down to record this incredible panel. Many of us are feeling that overwhelming pandemic fatigue, anxiety, and yet whimsical desire to safely get out of dodge. In the northeast, the fall is closing in and the first of all of the school years' long weekends is right around the bend: The Dreamcatchers are wondering if staying close to home is forever and they took a strong bet that you are too. Listen to a curated panel of experts UNPACK (get it?) the hot topic of TRAVEL (now) on this What's the MATTER episode. Kelly Cavise of Once Upon a Star Travel, Jamie Paul of Journey 365 and Elizabeth de Quillacq of Souvenir and Far talk shop, reassure, inspire, and remind us that JOY is not as far away as it seems.
82 minutes | 6 months ago
Bell Works How it WORKS Live: The Art of Leisure
The Dreamcatchers are back at Bell Works in Holmdel, NJ (recorded 10.15.20. Sitting along the patio and the firepit, the moderators chat about the ART OF LEISURE with the experts. Peter Myers of Swing Loose celebrated the concept of helping people enjoy themselves. Sean Donohue could not agree more as he shared his commitment to running, racing, and wellness. And Lara Robby showcased her superpower of freezing beautiful moments in time through photography. The way we work has been disrupted and has pivoted; the way we find joy has also needed to embrace change. Listen in to three dynamic professionals make leisure available to their customer- especially now!
74 minutes | 6 months ago
What's the MATTER: Nutrition with Robin Kaiden, Justine Roth, Laura Burak and Ali Kucich
Once upon a time there was the "freshman 15"... but now, is it the Covid 19? Between homeschooling, working from home (or living at work?), we are barely taking care of ourselves. And we know it. The Dreamcatchers curated a panel of incredible experts to unpack Nutrition, Wellness, & Diet in our time of quarantine. Robin Kaiden MS, RD, CDN, CSSD; Justine Roth MS, RD, CDN, CEDRD; Laura Burak MS, RD, CDN; and Ali Kucich certified functional nutrition coach & health supported chef... remind us all how to make strong choices, show ourselves grace, and reteach us that food is energy...and we need every ounce we can get right now (and always!) Grab your favorite snack and listen in as this group of inspirational leaders champion you, your health... and your wellness.
63 minutes | 7 months ago
What's the MATTER: Masks with Katherine McDonald
The Dreamcatchers chat with Katherine McDonald of Kate McDonald Bridal, Lula Kate, and her *new* James & Hudson side hustle. Working supermom of 2 saw a need, craved a way to help, and created a solution using her infrastructure, her team, and her creativity. Marissa & Jamie found Katherine because she was the brains behind their own kids' school custom masks & gaiters. School Pride goes a long way, especially now. Grab your coffee & listen in as we unpack Katherine's incredible journey in this "What's the Matter".
72 minutes | 7 months ago
What's the WORD: YAY with Meaghan B. Murphy
The Dreamcatchers are thrilled to have a FULLY CHARGED conversation with Meaghan B. Murphy, the Content Chief at Woman's Day Magazine. Meaghan radiates positivity, is a true Jill of all trades & sidehustles, and is a megaphone for all things that make her say YAY. In addition to being a mom of 3 & running a magazine (NBD!), she moonlights as the creator of @bestfieldnj (a handle that celebrates her town, Westfield, NJ), started the inspirational @theyaylist & co-hosts a podcast of her own called, @offthegrampodcast. And, drum roll please, we can all take a chapter from her new book (releasing 2/23/21), "Your Fully Charged Life: A Radically Simple Approach to Having Endless Energy and Filling Every Day with Yay". Never has there be a more poignant time to sit down with a warrior like Meaghan. Just by listening, you will be surely inspired by her story and of course her WORD, YAY.
82 minutes | 7 months ago
What's the MATTER: Back to Work with Marsha Gryvatz, Leigh Genkinger, and Jacquelin Franklin
Ah, 2020 problems!!! The Dreamcatchers host a panel starring Marsha Gryvatz who is now working from home indefinitely for Bristol Myers Squibb. She represents all of us who suddenly and now not so suddenly found herself struggling to create professional space for herself in her home (away from the home school, the dishes, the dog, the bedroom, etc). Can you relate? Us, too. Thankfully, Leigh Genkinger of orderleigh home (a professional organizer) and Jacquelin Franklin of NICHEdg (a past Choice Fashion & Media candidate turned interior designer! Woot) weigh in with constructive, doable, ideas & wisdom...for Marsha, Marissa, Jamie...and frankly- everyone! Listen in for wit, tips, and more than a few laughs.
80 minutes | 7 months ago
Bell Works How it WORKS Live: Escaping Reality
The Dreamcatchers are back *finally* to moderate live a panel of experts in Escaping Reality...even now! Chatting on the gorgeous back deck of Bell Works in Holdmel, NJ (recorded 9.15.20), listen in to how the #metroburb team is attempting to take some check out time, wink. Michael & Michelle DiChiaro of Escapology (experts in escaping); Jessica Laddaga of Holmdel Library (escape with a book!); and Marlena McGee of Skin and Grace (escape with self care and at home facials!)... don't be fooled, this episode is filled with just as much emotion as escapism!
37 minutes | 7 months ago
What's the MATTER: Pandemic Dining with Jessie De Chellis
Jessie De Chellis kicks off The Dreamcatchers new podcast segment, Whats the MATTER. Our hearts go out to those impacted by the pandemic in the hospitality industry- listen ins as Jessie, who works for both One Willow in Highlands, NJ and Drumthwacket (the NJ Governors Mansion)talks shop, progress, and pandemic. The kicker? Jessie also has her masters in Public Health. Marissa & Jamie hang on her every word as she spreads light on restaurant pivots, safety, and finding joys even in trying times.
92 minutes | 7 months ago
Live from Red Tank: Pivot Panel with Erica Lieberman, John Arcara, Jessie De Chellis, and more!
Recorded LIVE on Monmouth Street in Red Bank, NJ (8.27.20), The Dreamcatchers moderated a JAM packed panel of phenomenal business owners who have had to switch a gear or two to survive and thrive during a pandemic. Tune in as Erica Lieberman of Mr. Pizza Slice/Ce La Vi & Toss'd, John Arcara of Red Tank Brewing & John Arcara Photography, Jessie De Chellis of One Willow/Drumthwacket (NJ Governors Mansion), and special guest, Monmouth native Cate Luzio of beloved NYC co-working space, Luminary- chime in with heart, soul, and truth about what the **** happened over the course of the last six months. Even Ming Chen from Shared Universe chimed in.... The storyline may have been local, but the sentiment was global. This crew gets it and all of you. BYO and listen in!
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