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The KT Speetzen Show
16 minutes | Feb 26, 2019
Episode 023: Get Sh!t Done, with Alex Batdorf
Today on The KT Speetzen Show, we welcome Alex Batdorf: entrepreneur, business strategy coach & keynote speaker of Get Sh!t Done. Alex empowers badass female entrepreneurs to make their dream company a reality by helping them achieve meaningful growth without sacrificing their purpose in pursuit of profit. She also the host of the YouTube web series: Get Sh!t Done.
23 minutes | Feb 19, 2019
Episode 022: Power of Perspective, with Nicole Vasquez
On today’s episode, KT welcomes Nicole Vasquez, the Co-Founder and Chief Community Officer of Deskpass & Second Shift. Nicole believes that a certain kind of magic occurs when people of all different backgrounds come together to share information and ideas: they experience the power of perspective.
17 minutes | Feb 12, 2019
Episode 021: Codeverse, with Katy Lynch
On today’s show, KT is pumped to welcome Katy Lynch, the Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Codeverse. Codeverse is the world's first fully interactive coding school and educational tech platform for kids. Katy is formerly the CEO of Techweek, the nation's largest traveling technology festival, and the President and Founder of SocialKaty, Inc, Chicago's largest social media marketing agency.
18 minutes | Feb 5, 2019
Episode 020: Sparkle Hustle Grow, with Julie Ball
Today KT and Julie talk about the organic origins of Sparkle Hustle Grow, the jump from service-based business to a product based business, establishing corporate relationships, what it’s like to be a Shark Tank Reject and why Sparkle Hustle Grow is the #bestbusinessexpenseever.
26 minutes | Jan 29, 2019
Episode 019: Overcoming Burnout, with Daniela Bolzmann
KT and Daniela dive into discussing how to sell on Amazon (without losing your money and your mind), the difference of having a consultancy versus an agency, the importance of sharing the same values as your clients, and how to produce successful businesses without experiencing burnout.
15 minutes | Jan 22, 2019
Episode 018: Business As A Force of Good, with Jill Pollack
Today Jill stops by to discuss how Chicago’s literary community has changed since the origins of StoryStudio Chicago, how to build a dynamic internal culture, and why business should be a force for good. Jill’s ventures can be found at storystudiochicago.com and instorymode.com.
22 minutes | Jan 15, 2019
Episode 017: The Founding Moms, with Jill Salzman
Today say hello to the fantastic Jill Salzman of The Founding Moms. Jill Salzman is currently growing her third entrepreneurial venture, The Founding Moms, the world’s first and only kid-friendly collective of monthly meetups for mom entrepreneurs.
20 minutes | Jan 8, 2019
Episode 016: Connecting, with Mike Ganino
Today we are pumped to welcome Mike Ganino to The KT Speetzen Show! Mike is a story culture and engagement expert, the author of Company Culture for Dummies. Today we're talking about our mutual love of storytelling, comedy, and how to lean into this awesome way of connecting with your clients and your team.
21 minutes | Jan 1, 2019
Episode 015: Sell Like A Mutha, with Renee Hribar
Today we welcome Renee Hribar on The KT Speetzen Show! Renee is a master educator at helping her clients selling their consulting services, digital products and live events (even if you can’t convince your own children to eat their broccoli). This TedX speaker is dropping all types of truth bombs on how to raise your sales game and make selling a less stressful part of your business.
19 minutes | Nov 27, 2018
Episode 014: Taking Up Space, with Karen Hawkins
Today, KT Speetzen is joined with Karen Hawkins, the Founder and Rebelle in Chief of Rebellious Magazine for Women. In addition, after recording, Karen was named the Managing Digital Editor of The Chicago Reader. We are chatting with Karen about her role in Rebellious Women’s Magazine and Ladies Room Chicago.
19 minutes | Nov 20, 2018
Episode 013: A Marketing Chat, with Dannie Fountain
Today, KT Speetzen is joined with Dannie Fountain, who is a marketing strategist and a Googler. Dannie has had her hands in the creative entrepreneurship area for years and has done amazing things. In addition to being a three time author, she helps mentor people through The Rising Tide Society, a mentor 1871 in Chicago, and a member of the advisory board at Creative Women’s Co. KT loves how she puts business in such a tangible way.
21 minutes | Nov 13, 2018
Episode 012: Awkward Marketing, with Rachael Kay Albers
Today, KT Speetzen is joined with Rachael Kay Albers, founder and creative director of RKA ink, and the lead web designer and digital strategist around RKA ink. Her sweet spot is the space where business, marketing, and design meet.
23 minutes | Nov 6, 2018
Episode 011: Clarity in Business, with Scott Desgrosseilliers
Today, KT Speetzen is joined with Scott Desgrosseilliers, the CEO of Wicked Reports. Wicked Reports helps customers figure out their return on investment (ROI) on ads and all things tech! This company is actually Scott’s third venture.
26 minutes | Oct 30, 2018
Episode 010: Selling A Story, with Mark Murrell
Today, KT Speetzen is joined with Mark Murrell, who is the chief-curator of Get Maine Lobster. Mark grew up in Maine around lobster, but as he lived in the Midwest, he realized lobster was hard to come by. He founded GetMaineLobster.com-Black Point Seafood in 2010.
23 minutes | Oct 23, 2018
Episode 009: Talking Money, with Carolyn Leonard
Today KT is coming back at you with our next episode featuring Carolyn Leonard, who is the CEO and co-founder of DyMynd. DyMynd is dedicated to insuring that female founders are receiving equal funding as start-ups. KT loves Carolyn because she holds no punches when discussing finance in the start-up world.
21 minutes | Oct 16, 2018
Episode 008: Building a Personal Brand, with Melissa Stockwell
Today KT is coming back at you with our next episode featuring Melissa Stockwell, who is a veteran, two-time Paralympian, and a patriot. Melissa, from a business-aspect, is her own brand and is super pro-USA and has numerous sponsors. She is a badass and is basically who KT wants to be when she grows up and inspires KT everyday to be a better human.
22 minutes | Oct 9, 2018
Episode 007: Balancing + Happiness As An Entrepreneur, with Ari Krzyzek
KT is coming back at you with our next episode featuring Ari Krzyzek, the Co-founder, creative director, and chief designer of Chykalophia and founder of Creative Women’s Co. Listen below to hear how balancing your passion projects can feel overwhelming and how to make sure that you are balancing things for your happiness.
22 minutes | Oct 2, 2018
Episode 006: Employing Empathy, with Parissa Behnia of Sixense Strategy
KT is coming back at you with our next episode featuring Parissa Behnia of Sixense Strategy. Listen to hear how to employ empathy in your business.
18 minutes | Sep 25, 2018
Episode 005: The Importance of Community, with Sue Reardon of Suite Spotte
Today, KT Speetzen is joined with Sue Reardon the co-founder of Suite Spotte. Suite Spotte is coworking space in the western suburbs of Chicago, in La Grange. Sue exudes is warmth of community and a keen ability of matching people to work together.
26 minutes | Sep 18, 2018
Episode 004: Human Connection + Company Culture, with Alida Miranda-Wolff of Ethos
KT is coming back at you with our next episode featuring Alida Miranda-Wolff, the co-founder and CEO of Ethos, a talent strategy firm for tech companies. Listen to here how human connection can influence your company culture in a very positive way.
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