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The Sixth Degree with Emily Merrell Podcast
40 minutes | May 25, 2021
Network and Zoom Like a Pro with Robbie Samuels
Through the pandemic Zoom quickly became the most popular venue available. However, for those interested in networking digitally it was either a complete disgrace or a huge advantage. For Robbie Samuels, he made it his mission to create a Zoom revolution with #NoMoreBadZoom, a virtual happy hour dedicated to teaching and inspiring others to embrace Zoom to all of its capabilities, including networking.Here’s what you’ll learn:How can you get the most out of networking? Robbie teaches a big mindset shift that will help you to see networking events differently.Robbie shares his personal tips to start networking.How to meet the right people? Be clear about your purpose and build a strategy and framework. Robbie talks about how to present yourself to be approachable.Nurture your relationships! Networking is about connecting with others. Robbie has some ways for you to build and maintain those connections.#NoMoreBadZoom: the way that Robbie pivoted his business in 2020 by organizing successful Zoom meetings, where they have fun and learn to use the platform to its full capabilities. What Zoom fatigue is and how to improve your technique as a host to avoid it. Robbie gives us some tips to have a better use of Zoom and host online events with a greater participant engagement.You can learn more about Robbie, his programs and certificates on his website. You can also listen to his podcast, On the Schmooze. If you want to join his free weekly Zoom meeting, visit #NoMoreBadZoom.Robbie wants to share with our listeners 9 Ways to Network in a Pandemic for free.Facebook: Robbie Samuels Twitter: @RobbieSamuels Linkedin: @robbiesamuelsSign up for The First Degree Membership! By becoming a member, we’re getting more intimate than ever! Get the Membership now! Check our past episodes of The Sixth Degree podcast! Remember to follow us on:Instagram: @six_degrees_societyFacebook: @sixdegreessocietyTwitter: @six_societyVisit the website.
36 minutes | May 18, 2021
Business Systems Simplified with Diane Lam
How do you scale a business? Is it hiring an employee or team? Implementing a CRM system or investing in fancy business tools? While it’s overwhelming to think about scaling a business, building systems is an important part of it. Diane Lam is the Queen of scaling empires through helping individuals build the systems they need for their business to flourish. While it’s not a one-stop shop for everyone, Diane breaks down the steps you need to take to simplify your business systems. Here’s what you’ll learn:What a systems & operations expert entails and what Diane can do for your business.Diane’s journey: an entrepreneur that didn’t want to be an entrepreneur, and went to work in corporate.How to find the systems that work for your business. Diane talks about making a shift in the way businesses owners see the systems: it’s all about processes.And then what? Diane shares her technique to start organizing your process.Diane talks about the common mistakes she made at the beginning and shares some helpful tips for anyone starting their business. Let it go: you won’t be able to do everything in your business. But there are some ways to help you delegate Visit Diane’s website and don’t forget to try her free quiz to know which system will help you to uplevel your business.Instagram: @dianelam.coFacebook: @dianetlam.co Sign up for The First Degree Membership! By becoming a member, we’re getting more intimate than ever! Get the Membership now! Check our past episodes of The Sixth Degree podcast! Remember to follow us on:Instagram: @six_degrees_societyFacebook: @sixdegreessocietyTwitter: @six_society Visit the website
36 minutes | May 11, 2021
Boss Lady Exemplified with Sarina Virk Torrendell
In 2017 I had a sign-up on my email list from someone working at Postmates. Naturally, I thought, let’s pitch them for a collaboration. On the other end of that email was Sarina Virk Torrendell. Little did I know that my outreach would turn into a real-life friendship and continued connection and partnership. However, before Sarina was kicking butt in the tech world she was a human rights activist, and now she is a success and leadership coach and advocate. She is also the host of The Career Memos Podcast. Download Podcast Transcript Here’s what you’ll learn: The radical shift in Sarina’s life, from human rights activist, to work in startup companies. How did she land her first job?What inspired her to create withSarina? What can she do for you, your business, and your career?The struggles of women in leadership, and why we should advocate for one another.Being a leader vs. being a manager: what is the difference between both? What are the common mistakes people make in these positions? Tips to be a better leader and build your team.Visit withSarina or follow her on social media.Instagram: @withsarinaFacebook: @withsarina Sign up for The First Degree Membership! By becoming a member, we’re getting more intimate than ever! Get the Membership now! Check our past episodes of The Sixth Degree podcast! Remember to follow us on:Instagram: @six_degrees_societyFacebook: @sixdegreessocietyTwitter: @six_societyVisit the website
38 minutes | May 4, 2021
Becoming an Entreprenista with Stephanie Cartin
While it seems like everyone is recently becoming an entrepreneur, Stephanie Cartin, co-founder of SocialFly, has been leading the way in entrepreneurship before entrepreneurship was a movement. She’s so passionate about entrepreneurship in fact that she created a whole community and podcast around the Entreprenista, spotlighting the secrets of running a successful company from women who have done it before. In this episode we learn how an opportunity in the marketplace led to the creation of her business SocialFly and that the dream of a Time Square Billboard is more attainable than you’d think. Here’s what you’ll learn: Stephanie’s journey to co-found her agency, SocialFly, with Courtney Spritzer, their first book about social media, and the launch of Entreprenista, a podcast and community for female entrepreneurs.How they managed to be featured in a big TV show, and later accomplish the dream of being on a Time Square Billboard. Stephanie shares her advice and what she learned from those experiences. The early days of social media. Stephanie realized back then that social media platforms will bring new marketing possibilities, and how important it would be to have a strategy around them. Thinking in terms of collaboration instead of competition. That perspective allowed them to build their agency and established a community, and it can help you in your business too.The possibility to manage your company in a way that works for you and your needs. Stephanie figured out what she wanted and needed in her personal life, and how to adapt her business to fit into that plan.Check Entreprenista podcast and Membership Program , and SocialFly work. You can also follow them in social media.Instagram:@stephjillcartin @entreprenistas @socialflySign up for The First Degree Membership! By becoming a member, we’re getting more intimate than ever! Get the Membership now! Check our past episodes of The Sixth Degree podcast! Remember to follow us on:Instagram: @six_degrees_societyFacebook: @sixdegreessocietyTwitter: @six_society Visit the website
32 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Women, Wine and Worth with Heather Rader from Spirit Horse Vineyards
Download Podcast Transcript Women and wine don’t typically belong in the same sentence. That’s because the wine industry is dominated predominantly by men from winery owners with only 3% women wine owners to wine makers with 10% being women. Portland based Heather Rader, Founder of Spirit Horse Vineyards is changing how wine is done. She’s taking the reins on how wine and using the catalyst of connection to change the world. Sales from Spirit Horse Vineyards help provide equine horse therapy to children in need along with mentorship to foster girls. In this episode, we talk about the challenges that come from being a woman in the male-dominated wine industry, how Heather broke into the industry with no previous experience and how to nurture a community to support your business. Here’s what you’ll learn:Only 3% of wineries are women-owned. What are they doing to change the business?Why Heather decided to leave her job in corporate and open her own wineryThe business approach that Heather developed, focused on giving back to the community and connecting with their members.About SpiritHorse Riding Center, the ranch supported by Heather and her winery, its mission to save horses, and the social program to help young girls in the foster care system. The activities, both in-person and virtual, that Heather has for the members of her wine club, with the idea to share a good time and a good wine, and to maintain a sense of community and connection.Are you new to wine? For those who don’t know much about or feel intimidated by wines, and for those who want to start their own business, Heather shares some advice and knowledge from her personal experience.Join the Six Degrees Wine Club powered by Spirit Horse Vineyards and join us for our harvest party in Napa this September (exclusive to members!) Shop on our shop page and get $10 off your first purchase using code WELCOME10Instagram: @spirithorsevineyardsFacebook: @SpiritHorseVineyardsSign up for The First Degree Membership! By becoming a member, we’re getting more intimate than ever! Get the Membership now! Check our past episodes of The Sixth Degree podcast! Remember to follow us on:Instagram: @six_degrees_societyFacebook: @sixdegreessocietyTwitter: @six_societyVisit our website
43 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
The Power of the Right Collaboration with Baily Hancock from The Collaboration Coalition
Download Podcast TranscriptAt some point in your entrepreneurial life, you will have to reach out to people. But how can you do it in a meaningful way? With whom? How can you establish a long-term partnership with like-minded people? Here’s where Baily Hancock comes in. She’s a Collaboration Consultant, Founder of The Collaboration Coalition, a membership community to help entrepreneurs gain visibility and grow their community with partnerships. She’s all about networking, connecting, and collaborating with one another, because for Baily, that’s the way to do business. Highlights:Who is Baily? She defines herself as a professional friend-maker. Baily tell us her journey: from studying journalism to event planning, to finally discovering her passion, and creating her business related to it.Baily teaches people the tools to connect with other individuals, because connections are fundamental to their business’ development.Understanding your intentions. Baily learned that before you do something for your business, you need to know why. Why are you pursuing that collaboration? What is your purpose?What can you give and what can you ask? In every event or collaboration, there’s room for you to figure out what you want to obtain and what you are willing to give in return.Baily shares her personal experience when she started The Collaboration Coalition, a community where people can connect with like-minded individuals and support each other and their business. Even when things didn’t work out as she expected in the beginning, she learned from this experience and used it to improve her career and service. You can learn more about Baily in her website, or follow her on Instagram or LinkedIn. To join The Collaboration Coalition, visit the website. Want to be on a podcast, but don’t know how to pitch? Download Baily’s Podcast Pitch Email TemplateSign up for The First Degree Membership! By becoming a member, we’re getting more intimate than ever! Get the Membership now! Check our past episodes of The Sixth Degree podcast! Remember to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Visit our website
31 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Financial Habits Everyone Should Know with Snigdha Kumar from Digit
Download Podcast TranscriptFor many people, talking about finance might be overwhelming. The idea to invest sounds risky, and something that you can only do when you have a lot of money. But it doesn’t have to be like that! Snigdha Kumar is the head of product operations at Digit, an app that allows users to save and invest money in a very easy way—and she brought all the stats to prove it! Snigdha has spent the majority of her professional life working on increasing financial health for underserved communities. She believes that finance shouldn’t be something that makes us feel uneasy, and luckily for us, she shares a lot of tips to help us get started on the path to financial wellness. Highlights:Snigdha grew up in India, where the government was focused on increasing access to financial services for everyone. It was due to this and her family history that she believed that finance can help people to achieve their dreams, and this belief motivated her to pursue a career path of increasing access to financial wellness.Be reckless: invest. Snigdha encourages us to start investing since it is the only way to build wealth over time. You don’t have to start with big and scary numbers: start small, gain confidence. There are also apps to help you get started.Snigdha was surprised to discover how important the credit system and scores are in the USA. She analyzes how the system works and why financially healthy people can be out of the credit space. Luckily, fintech companies are working to solve this problem and to help individuals to get access to the credit system.Hide the money from yourself! Many people struggle with saving money. Snigdha recommends starting with small amounts every day and hiding your savings, once you get that going, you’ll feel motivated to stay on track. And while many apps and programs focus on changing the behavior of the consumer to generate savings, Digit has a different approach that might be what you are looking for.What comes next? Snigdha shares the next steps for Digit: there will be new products to achieve financial health effortless and new investments for their users. Digit is available for iPhone and Android. You can find more information about the app on the website, and check their Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Sign up for The First Degree Membership! By becoming a member, we’re getting more intimate than ever! Get the Membership now! Check our past episodes of The Sixth Degree podcast! Remember to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Visit our website
34 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Planting the Seed to Grow Your Business with Eliza Blank from The Sill
Download Podcast TranscriptPlants have a positive effect on people. But, especially in the cities, you can only find them in big stores, and you might not know how to take care of them properly or which one is better for your house. Eliza Blank grew up surrounded by plants thanks to her mother, and she was very passionate about them. That’s why she decided to create The Sill, a digitally native direct-to-consumer houseplant brand with the ambition to reconnect and teach people about plants in a different way. The Sill started small, but now has five stores in the country, and an online shop where you can find a collection of plants, sourced from local growers, with beautiful planters and care instructions for each one. Highlights:Eliza has been surrounded by plants since childhood. Plants make people happy, but she realized that there weren’t many places to buy them, The Sill was her way to help people to reconnect and learn about plants easily.Her business was not an overnight success. Eliza worked hard to get The Sill going. Having your own business is about commitment, hard work, patience, and time. In the beginning, she did it all, even delivered the plants to her customers’ houses.Eliza had big plans for her company, and that meant she needed to find investors while she was pregnant. Eliza sees her investors as teammates: you need to find the ones that share your values. Her investors were very supportive, and it helped her to show them a business plan. You don’t have to choose! Eliza was worried before giving birth that she wouldn’t be as committed or in love with her work as she used to. But she discovered that you don’t have to choose motherhood over the business.Plant Parenthood: Eliza gives us some tips and recommendations for having your first plant, and shares the next steps for The Sill. You can follow The Sill on Instagram or visit the website. Don’t forget to check their monthly subscription boxes here.Sign up for The First Degree Membership! By becoming a member, we’re getting more intimate than ever! Get the Membership now! Check our past episodes of The Sixth Degree podcast! Remember to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Visit our website.
38 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Finding the Joy of Making Your Podcast with Sydney Weiss from Seek The Joy Podcast
Download Podcast Transcript At a very specific moment in her life, Sydney Weiss knew that she needed to make a change in the way that she viewed herself and the way she connected with others. From that necessity, Seek The Joy Podcast was born. The show is about to reach 200 episodes now, and instead of doing it to promote herself, she uses it to help others and create a community. Sydney produces, interviews, edits, and publishes her podcast, and she’s also a full-time lawyer. How does she manage to do it all? And what advice can she give to someone who wants to start their podcast? Let’s find out. Highlights:What makes you seek the joy? Sydney tells us about the beginnings of the show, when she was trying to pass her Bar Exam to be a lawyer, and failed to do so.Sydney started her podcast to serve others, instead of doing it as a companion to her own business. Her main topics are the ones that she is interested in, and she thinks about how that information can help her audience.Podcasts are a great way to connect with people. Sydney defines podcasts as a way to build relationships with your guests and with your audience, and what you share in that platform should be serving those relationships.How can you do it all? The secret for Sydney is time management and planning the productions. Sydney created a rhythm and schedule that work for her. It was a process of trial and error, but it was necessary to evolve and find her way.How to start a podcast? Although there are many resources and guides available, Sydney recommends you to figure out first why you want to start a podcast, what do you want to talk about. Is it going to be like a friends' conversation? Be honest about how much you can handle at the beginning, don’t be afraid to start small, and let yourself grow from that. It won’t be perfect, but you will learn and evolve along the way.An accidental entrepreneur: Sydney received so many questions about podcasts, she decided to create a podcast consulting, where she helps others to develop their shows. You can follow Sydney on Instagram, visit Seek The Joy Podcast’s website or listen to it on Spotify or Apple Podcast. Seek The Joy Summit is April 10th at 10 am PT, read all about it!You can hear Emily’s episode on Seek The Joy here. Sign up for The First Degree Membership! By becoming a member, we’re getting more intimate than ever! Get the Membership now! Check our past episodes of The Sixth Degree podcast! Remember to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Visit our website.
33 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Time to Reclaim Your Body and Your Mind with Amanda Armstrong from Rise As We
Download Podcast TranscriptMost people treat their body and mind like two separate things. Amanda Armstrong discovered that this approach didn’t help her, and she found out that several clients that reached out to her to work out also needed a safe space for their minds. That’s why she created Rise As We, a safe place for women who want to address their mental and physical health as one. She developed programs to take care of the different needs that she and other women had: from struggling with depression and anxiety to postpartum activities in an environment free of the toxicity that other workout places can have. Highlights:Amanda tells her story, from kinesiologist graduate that worked at Google, to founder of Rise As We. Her studies led her to think how to address mental health through a non-traditional form.My ‘me’ time. Working at Google, Amanda learned that even the people that we might consider as successful have their own struggles. She developed a space where not only they could do some physical workout, but also where they could stop worrying about work & family responsibilities and focus on themselves.We need to train our brains in a new way. Our brains are always ready to judge ourselves in the most negative way, for anything that we have done or even thought. For Amanda, everyone goes through this, but you can learn to not let it affect you.Amanda created the different programs of Rise As We thinking of what she needed at different times of her life, addressing physical and mental health at the same time. Mental health looks different for everybody, and this is another option available for those who need it.Amanda highlights what the anxiety or depression looks like or feels like, for anyone that might be having a hard time trying to figure out what they are going through. There is a solution, reach out. To learn more about Amanda, follow her on Instagram or visit her website. Sign up for The First Degree Membership! By becoming a member, we’re getting more intimate than ever! Get the Membership now! Check our past episodes of The Sixth Degree podcast! Remember to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Visit our website.
34 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Turn Your Hobby into a Career with Tracy Dungo from Uno Dos Trae
Download Podcast Transcript Some people find a job that might be considered perfect, get to grow in their careers only to find out later that this is not what they wanted. Tracy Dungo had been through that experience. From work in the marketing department for big names like Ralph Lauren and People Magazine to founder of a creative studio, Uno Dos Trae, specializing in brand development and web design. She kept learning things until she found that hobby that could turn into something else. Highlights:This is not my dream job: Tracy talks about her previous jobs, working in marketing for big companies like Ralph Lauren and People Magazine. For so many people, that was as good as it gets. But Tracy was after something else.Keep earning. While Tracy was trying to figure out what she wanted to do, she took several courses: coding, photography, t-shirt printing, jewelry. This last class became her side-hustle when people started to buy her creations.What does success look like? Many people around her didn’t take her seriously when she decided to quit her job. But for Tracy, the important thing was to figure out what success looked like to her and what she wanted to do to achieve it.The keys for standing out: branding and website. Tracy knows that these elements made the difference between her and her competitors. She founded Uno Dos Trae to help others to build their brand and website.What are the most common mistakes in a website? Tracy what not to do with your website, and what you should have in mind when you’re creating - or fixing - one. To learn more about Tracy, follow her on Instagram or visit her website. Sign up for The First Degree Membership! By becoming a member, we’re getting more intimate than ever! Get the Membership now! Check our past episodes of The Sixth Degree podcast! Remember to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Visit our website
35 minutes | Mar 9, 2021
A Woman’s Worth with Laura Lee Botsacos of Apollo and Artemis Beauty by Equality
Download Podcast TranscriptThere are places that are not so eager, historically, to accept women. Business school and car sales companies are those kinds of places. And our guest today defied both. She is Laura Lee Botsacos, founder of Apollo and Artemis Beauty by Equality, a skincare company that preaches beauty is in all of us, and skincare should not be limited by gender bias. But before that, Laura changed her life completely and went into business school. Highlights:From an actress to a businesswoman: Laura talks about her journey, she loved to be on stage, but after 9/11, she had to start again, and decided to go to business school.The showroom is your stage. When Laura started to work in car sales, she found out that her skills as an actress could help her. For her, being a salesperson, manager, or even the owner of the company, is about creating a performance. Especially if you are a woman.Laura endured a lot of rejection and prejudice when she started. People didn’t take her seriously when she started business school, when she started to work, or when she decided to start her own business of beauty products. It’s very common to feel out of place, she knows that and shares a few tips to deal with that situation and gain confidence in yourself.Don’t be afraid to ask! Laura discovered a major difference between men and women when she was a salesperson: men asked, demanded, what they wanted. They would ask what they should do to close a sale, they would ask for a raise. And she, and other women, didn’t, even if they have all the reasons to do so. She decided to change her way of making things and started to ask, instead of accept or stay silent. Do you want to buy a car? Although she is not working in that field, Laura knows how challenging it can be to buy a car for women. Having been on the other side, she shares some recommendations with our listeners.Who were Apollo and Artemis? As an homage to her Greek ancestry, Laura named her beauty company after two greek mythology figures. She explains the concept behind their products: skincare products for everyone. Apollo and Artemis support inclusion and their products are also vegan and cruelty-free.How to start your beauty line products? Laura did a lot of research. But she also thought a lot about the values of the company, the ethos. And she looked for someone that shared the same values to be her partner and chemist. If you want to know more about Laura, follow her on Instagram. You can also check her products on Apollo & Artemis by Equality website. Sign up for The First Degree Membership! By becoming a member, we’re getting more intimate than ever! Get the Membership now! Check our past episodes of The Sixth Degree podcast! Remember to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Visit our website
36 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
From Unemployed to Having a Six-figure Business with Social Media Coach Tiffany Cheung
Download Podcast TranscriptLife can put you upside down. In the case of our guest today, this happened… twice! Tiffany Cheung lost her job at the beginning of the pandemic. As a single mom, she needed to find a job as soon as possible. It was during one of those interviews, that someone else realized what her passion was, and everything suddenly made sense. In just eight months, Tiffany started her career as a Social Media Coach, helping others to have clients instead of followers.Highlights:After losing her job, Tiffany was afraid to lose her house as well. During an interview, she talked about an Instagram Master Class where she taught people how to monetize their social network, someone told her: instead of putting that much effort and energy into a new job, put them into your own project.There isn’t just one way to succeed. For Tiffany, starting her own business meant breaking the more traditional concepts about what and how a business should be, or what you should do. Start thinking about what's possible! Tiffany believes that if you only look at your actual situation, it is easy to get stuck. But when you look around you, to what other people have done, you will see another way, other possibilities. It’s about changing your mindset.What works for me? Tiffany talks about finding out what is best for you, even if it is something different from what other people are doing. Release your vanity metrics, and make posts with intention. Tiffany is all about quality over quantity. Learn to work smart.How to customize your social media? Find content, people that resonate with you, that align with your values. Check how you feel when you are on social media, look at your boundaries. You don’t need to go viral. Tiffany recommends to stay away from becoming viral on social media, instead, see with whom you connect, how you are doing that, and how you could attract people aligned with you. Be authentic, your audience will notice and appreciate it. To learn more about Tiffany, follow her on Instagram or visit her websiteSign up for The First Degree Membership! By becoming a member, we’re getting more intimate than ever! Get the Membership now! Check our past episodes of The Sixth Degree podcast! Remember to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Visit our website.
37 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Are You Earning What You're Worth? With Jacqueline V. Twillie of Zero Gap
Download Podcast TranscriptWe know the stats: the wage gap is real. When our guest, Jacqueline V. Twillie learned about this, she decided to use her knowledge and passion to help eliminate it. She founded ZeroGap.co, a firm specializing in women leadership, to help them thrive in male-dominated industries. She is also a two time Amazon Best Selling Author. Jacqueline teaches us some negotiation techniques and gives us this advice: know your worth.Highlights:What sets your soul on fire? Jacqueline spent years asking herself what she was supposed to do in life, when she realized what all her jobs had in common and what her passion was: helping women to develop in their careers.How to find an investor: look at the mirror! In her experience, finding someone willing to invest in your project might be difficult. She recommends keeping your daily job and using the paycheck for your business. She is determined to eliminate the wage gap. And to do so, Jacqueline focused on two courses of action: negotiation and helping women to get leadership positions. She works with women who are in male-dominated industries, creating a strategy around their goals and building confidence in themselves.You’ve been doing negotiations all your life, you just didn’t notice. Jacqueline explains that negotiations are part of our daily life, and we should see them as a conversation. She teaches us her five steps method: LATTE, and the importance of imagining a better alternative for yourself. Being a parallelpreneur: Jacqueline managed to write her first book without quitting her daily job. The key elements were planification and consistency, setting up a schedule that works for you, at that moment in your life, and trying to stick to it, even if it means you miss some events.To learn more about Jacqueline and her work, visit her website or follow her on LinkedIn, Instagram or Twitter.Sign up for The First Degree Membership! By becoming a member, we’re getting more intimate than ever! Get the Membership now! Check our past episodes of The Sixth Degree podcast! Remember to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.Visit our website.
40 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Stop Settling For Good Enough and Start Striving to Thrive with Katina Mountanos, of On Adulting.
Download Podcast TranscriptWhen we were children, people asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up, but not who we wanted to be. Our guest, writer Katina Mountanos, realized this when she finished college and the work and path that she was supposed to follow made her feel unhappy. From this experience, she started to write a blog, On Adulting, that became a community, and a book, where millennials can have honest conversation about what it means to grow up, and the expectations of life in a way that's happy, free, and without prejudice. Highlights: Why is everybody so unhappy? Katina talks about her first job and how she realized what she wanted.From emails to friends and family, to a blog, to a book deal. How sharing her personal experience started an online community.You are not being lazy: advice and exercises to deal with the self doubt and the burnout.To learn more about Katina, visit her website or follow her on InstagramSign up for The First Degree Membership! By becoming a member, we’re getting more intimate than ever! Get the Membership now! Check our past episodes of The Sixth Degree podcast! Remember to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
35 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
A Digital Girl Squad to Empower Women With Cassidy Wendell from #GirlGetAfterIt
What is better than taking care of ourselves? Doing it in the company of other women! Our guest today is Cassidy Wendell, digital marketing strategist and founder of #GirlGetAfterIt, a wellness community for women that grew exponentially during the pandemic, where mental, physical, and emotional health are treated equally and considered part of the whole that makes up our wellbeing. Cassidy talks with us about how sweating and sharing activities brings women together. Also, how #GirlGetAfterIt donates part of the sales to many nonprofit organizations that support women so that the backing has a wider reach.Highlights:Cassidy talks about how #GirlGetAfterIt started; how her father’s death contributed to her making a shift in her life and turning into a coach and personal trainer, and later the owner of her own marketing agency. #GirlGetAfterIt became her full time job as the pandemic allowed her to expand all around the world: her business turned into a digital platform. Cassidy saw the context was ideal for making this change.Cassidy tells the story of how she launched her merchandising as a co-brand with Lululemon after following up with the company, and how she sold all the merchandising in one weekend.Cassidy gives the audience tips and recommendations for making your business grow, such as asking for loans when the opportunity presents: having an extra income allows you to hire new employees and to invest money in your business.The guest talks about her wellness community, and the pillars that hold it together—movement and the sense of community.To learn more about Cassidy, check out her website or follow her on Instagram.Sign up for The First Degree Membership! By becoming a member, we’re getting more intimate than ever! Get the Membership now! Check our past episodes of The Sixth Degree podcast! Remember to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
35 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Connecting With Your Spiritual Identity With Alexandra Trevisan
Did you know that even the smallest parts of your routine may connect you with your spirituality? Being curious and receptive is the best way to practice our spiritual or even our religious facet. Our guest today is Alexandra Trevisan, psychologist, Doctor in Chiropractic by the Southern California University of Health Sciences , founder of spiriosity.com and host of different events such as How To Turn Your Pain Into Your Superpower.Highlights:Alexandra talks about her former job as a chiropractor, and how she has always been interested in religious and spiritual issues. Her curiosity led her to interview different people, which evolved into hosting her own Podcast called Spiriosity. The different ways in which the Eastern and Western hemispheres of the world considered healthcare, and how they constituted their religions, may help us understand how our societies were formed, and even how they work nowadays.Alexandra likes the idea of an inter-faith dialogue, and remarks that the difference between spirituality and religion is not usually distinguished. Religious and spiritual identity is fluid; there are multiple truths existing in multiple ways.Talking with others about religion is kind of a taboo topic, but Alexandra remarks that if you can consider everyone´s truths as valid, being humble and curious, a productive conversation can take place. You may understand your own way of considering things and see humanity in others. An open mind and heart may allow you to learn and connect with the world. It is important to let people speak their truth in their own way. If we dig deep enough everything is religious or spiritual. Alexandra gives us some tips to integrate spirituality into our lives, like undergoing a self-reflective process, having some alone time and asking ourselves some important questions. To learn more about Alexandra, visit her website.Sign up for The First Degree Membership! By becoming a member, we’re getting more intimate than ever! Get the Membership now! Check our past episodes of The Sixth Degree podcast! Remember to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
40 minutes | Jan 26, 2021
Empowering Communities and Gathering Connections with Carrie Murray of BRA Network
Download Podcast TranscriptHaving a community that you trust and that is constantly pushing you up towards reaching your goals is a true blessing. Today’s guest, Carrie Murray is a community builder herself: Carrie is a speaker, podcast host, and the Founder of BRA (Business Relationship Alliance), a network of powerful female entrepreneurs devoted to advancing women-owned businesses by providing the community, collaboration, empowerment, and support needed to flourish as an entrepreneur.Highlights:Carrie’s journey from being a public school teacher for 14 years, to taking a leap into entrepreneurship and trying to create her own school but not really succeedingEventually, Carrie started to attend networking events to learn about marketing and branding, but she quickly realized that those were not going to work out: they were full of men and the tone was rather saleslyDiscovering a need in the market, Carrie decided to start hosting networking events for women at her own backyard and slowly but surely her community grew bigger and biggerCarrie decided then to invest all of her money and efforts into building the BRA Network: a place that could unify all women, and where they all had something in commonAlthough BRA used to host a lot of in-person events, when the pandemic happened, Carrie managed to adapt her business perfectly to 100% online functionality. Carrie explains how she usually hosts online events with nonprofit organizations in order to fundraise towards a good causeCreating trades with brands or with people in general can be sometimes tricky, and Carrie gives out her best trips to manage then like a proFirst person testimonials of your brand, product, or service are key to generate more engagement and empathy with your audience. The importance of following through after having great connections at networking events: if you promise to email someone, do so!Carrie explains how she is connected (in a hilarious way) to awesome people such as Leonardo DiCaprio and the Queen Elizabeth herself! To learn more about Carrie, visit her website or follow her on InstagramSign up for The First Degree Membership! By becoming a member, we’re getting more intimate than ever! Get the Membership now! Check our past episodes of The Sixth Degree podcast! Remember to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
36 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Creating Unique Food Experiences and Learning about Human Design with Natalie Niksa from La Saison
Download Podcast TranscriptEnjoying the food that we eat has such a deep meaning to us, that it actually affects the energetics of being. Today’s guest is here to tell us all about this: Natalie Niksa, is the Co-Founder and executive Chef of La Saison, a Napa Valley Food Brand which offers Virtual Tastings of exquisite dishes and cheeses, Award-Winning provisions, Human Design Readings, and much more! In 2020, Natalie graduated from Astrology and Human Design school. Natalie incorporates her intuitive gifts with her knowledge of food and believes that everything in life is a process of digestion. Highlights:Natalie explains how she started La Saison by selling a few products such as olive oil and how it evolved into a well known food brand.Nowadays, La Saison ships everywhere and is based at your home: this totally fits Natalie’s aure because she wants to reach as many people as possible.When starting her own business, Natalie believes that Beginners luck and being a bit naive were two brilliant and divine aspects which helped her grow into who she is today.Natalie chose to pursue culinary arts because she loved the community aspect of it but also because she needed to heal her unhealthy relationship with food.Energetically, we actually digest food very differently when we are enjoying what we eat vs. when we feel guilty about what we are eating.Human Design and Astrology are two sacred elements that can be beneficial to anyone who wants to understand their purpose in this life.Natalie’s services and food items make you connect with your inner child: at the end of the day, we’re all kids who are just trying to figure our lives out.To learn more about Natalie, follow her on Instagram or check out her website Sign up for The First Degree Membership! By becoming a member, we’re getting more intimate than ever! Get the Membership now! Check our past episodes of The Sixth Degree podcast! Remember to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
32 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
Will You Be My Mentor? With Niamh Donoghue of Soundboard
Download Podcast TranscriptMentorship may sound like an intimidating practice, but it’s really not! You just have to think of it like a relationship where someone with more knowledge guides someone with less knowledge. This is how today’s guest, Niamh Donoghue, perceives it. Niamh is the CEO and founder of Soundboard, a platform connecting people through events, workshops, and 1:1 peer mentorship. Through a mutual exchange of personal, professional, and life experiences, its goal is to kick-start a feeling of contagious motivation in its immediate communities and beyond. Mentorship doesn’t sound so intimidating now, does it?Highlights:Niamh talks about her journey from growing up in a small town in Ireland to following her hunger to visit big cities: she studied Fashion Communication in Scotland and then she ended up getting a job at a fashion brand that she loved in San Francisco. After 3 years, Niamh moved back to the UK after realizing that a lot of the progress she had made over the years was because of her mentors. However, she realized that mentorship was really hard to find and she decided to make it easier for people by creating Soundboard.Mentorship is quite a simple concept, but people still feel intimidated by this practice. Niamh believes that this has happened because we tend to complicate things, but it’s time to bring mentorship back to basics.Niamh describes in detail the formula that has helped build Soundboard, which is based on three pillars: being curious, giving more than you expect to receive, and just enjoying the journey towards mentorship.We always need someone to show us how something is done in order to feel that something is possible: this is the root to mentorship!Niamh reveals a curiosity of the Irish alphabet that you for sure had no idea about!To learn more about Niamh, follow her on Instagram or check out her webpage. Sign up for The First Degree Membership! By becoming a member, we’re getting more intimate than ever! Get the Membership now! Check our past episodes of The Sixth Degree podcast! Remember to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
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