Reinventing With Mindy

Mindy Thomas

When Mindy Thomas realized the pandemic wasn’t going anywhere anytime soon, she quit her 9-5 job to reinvent a life that was more conducive to the era we’re living in. Along the way, she encountered many making similar shifts. When it feels like we have control of nothing, reinventing a small aspect allows us to take a solid piece of that back.

These are real stories from real people as they scrap the old ways and create a new path all their own. Welcome to Reinventing with Mindy!

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In this episode of the podcast, Mindy talks with Karmen Kendrick. Karmen is a Product Manager for Learn Dash by day, Wordpress aficionado by night, and most importantly, Director of Taco Relations at her newsletter and site Tips & Tacos! But what makes Karmen exceptionally inspiring is her candid talk about how she overcame homelessness to reinvent a life she never could imagine. Her journey to embrace vulnerability and honesty is beyond impressive. Be sure to listen closely to this one, as she shares so many amazing nuggets of wisdom within such casual conversation, you may not even notice them the first time around! Want to get in touch with Karmen? Check her out here: Facebook: @iamkarmenk LinkedIn: @iamkarmenk Twitter: @iamkarmenk Pinterest: @iamkarmenk Want to connect with Mindy? You can follow her on Instagram HERE or Twitter HERE. Looking to reinvent a space that is TRULY you?! Check out the women-founded e-design firm, Truly Styled, You! Offering custom designs and consultations to provide a truly unique experience to all of your home design needs! Visit them online at TrulyStyledYou.com! This episode is brought to you by Scripted Fragrance. A female-owned business out of New York offering 125 unique candles, they’re 100% soy wax and hand-poured using premium fragrance and essential oils. We are so excited to offer listeners 10% off all orders using the code “REINVENT10” at ScriptedFragrance.com! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mindy-thomas/support

Nov 24

41 min 13 sec

Welcome to season two of Reinventing With Mindy! On this episode, Mindy sits down with one half of the duo behind the wildly popular E-Design firm, Truly Styled, You. Amy Galbraith is no stranger to the corporate grind. Having moved her and her family multiple times over the past decade chasing promotions and opportunities, she saw all those sacrifices go up in flames at the onset of the 2020 pandemic. Hear how a chance meeting on LinkedIn led her to her business partner, where she sees the company going, and her personal mantras that keep her going, even when she thinks it's time to clock back into that nine-to-five and collect that paycheck. Follow Amy on Instagram Follow Truly Styled, You on Instagram Want to connect with Mindy? You can follow her on Instagram HERE or Twitter HERE. This episode is brought to you by Scripted Fragrance. A female-owned business out of New York offering 125 unique candles, they’re 100% soy wax and hand-poured using premium fragrance and essential oils. We are so excited to offer listeners 10% off all orders using the code “REINVENT10” at ScriptedFragrance.com! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mindy-thomas/support

Sep 1

48 min 22 sec

On a very special episode, one of Mindy's oldest friends, Barrett Evans, joins the show. They've experienced many of life's greatest reinventions over their 21 years of friendship, and 2020 was no exception. Both found themselves at a career crossroads when Mindy left her 9-5 position and Barrett's was relocated to NYC, bringing him to the tough decision to part ways with an organization he absolutely loved. However, what they both realized along the way is that we are all so much more than our job titles. Over the next hour, what you'll hear is more of an open conversation between two best friends. They talk about: High school bullies (They know who they are if they're listening) How Barrett took back control of his own narrative after he was forced to come out as a gay man before he was ready Why Barrett refuses to ask people what they do for work when getting to know them and the questions he asks instead How brands need to do better when it comes to "Rainbow Capitalism" during PRIDE month. (ahem, Michael's) And in support of creating safe and inclusive schools for our LBTQ+ Youth, we are raising awareness for GLSEN. An organization promoting safe spaces for these underrepresented communities. To donate or support this amazing initiative, please visit https://www.glsen.org/. If you'd like to connect with Barrett on a personal level you can follow him on Instagram HERE. If you're interested in learning and/or coaching from him, feel free to connect with him on LinkedIn! Want to connect with Mindy? You can follow her on Instagram HERE or Twitter HERE. This episode is brought to you by Scripted Fragrance. A female-owned business out of New York offering 125 unique candles, they’re 100% soy wax and hand-poured using premium fragrance and essential oils. We are so excited to offer listeners 10% off all orders using the code “REINVENT10” at ScriptedFragrance.com! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mindy-thomas/support

Jun 9

1 hr 19 min

Darren Marble is a serial entrepreneur and currently the CEO at Issuance, enabling scalable online capital raising. He’s also the Executive Producer of Going Public, a new series that allows viewers to invest in IPO’s airing in September 2021 on Entrepreneur.com. He joins me on the show to share his number one strategy regarding business – sobriety. His willingness and openness to talk about how this one move changed his life, specifically his entrepreneurial journey, is fascinating. Alcohol is so ingrained in our culture; it's often seen as taboo if someone opts out of the party lifestyle for any other reason than true alcoholism and addiction. We dive deep to talk about how sobriety can give a competitive advantage to any career-driven human as well as the community co-founded by Darren to help de-stigmatize a sober lifestyle, Yellow; open to anyone that's "Currently Not Drinking." We also chat about: -The Retail Investor Renaissance -Where to start when raising capital -The importance of giving a platform to underrepresented founders To follow Darren’s daily journey and absorb some of his brilliance, be sure to follow him on Twitter HERE and keep up to date on the premiere of Going Public HERE! Looking to find others who are "Currently Not Drinking"? Check out Yellow at TheYellowLife.com. Want to connect with Mindy? You can follow her on Instagram HERE or Twitter HERE. This episode is brought to you by Scripted Fragrance. A female-owned business out of New York offering 125 unique candles, they’re 100% soy wax and hand-poured using premium fragrance and essential oils. We are excited to offer listeners 10% off all orders using the code “REINVENT10” at ScriptedFragrance.com! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mindy-thomas/support

May 24

36 min 10 sec

Today I have Abdullah Khawaja on the show with me. Abdullah is based out of Portland and is Founder and Creative Director at Lumen Global, a creative agency specializing in commercial photography, video content creation, and web design. Working heavily in the athlete space for brands such as Nike, their work has also been featured in outlets such as Sports Illustrated, Outside Magazine, and Runner’s World. On this episode we chat about: Rebelling against cultural and familial expectations His unique way of building the board that governs his company Life after college athletics To learn more about Lumen Global's amazing work and what they have to offer, visit their website HERE or on Instagram. To follow Abdullah on his entrepreneurial journey, follow him on Instagram and Twitter! Want to connect with Mindy? You can follow her on Instagram HERE or Twitter HERE. This episode is brought to you by Scripted Fragrance. A female-owned business out of New York offering 125 unique candles, they’re 100% soy wax and hand-poured using premium fragrance and essential oils. We are so excited to offer listeners 10% off all orders using the code “REINVENT10” at ScriptedFragrance.com! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mindy-thomas/support

May 10

49 min 30 sec

On this episode of Reinventing With Mindy, I go solo to talk through the process of how I quit my job in the middle of a pandemic. I've received this question a lot, so I want to pull back the curtain and walk you through the 4 things I considered when I walked away from my salaried position. Transparency is key when sharing stories like this. I never want to make it seem like this was an easy decision so I break down how I made it happen in 4 quick points! Side-hustle Queen A strong support system Savings Cut the money sucks Hit play to hear what works and what didn't! And don't forget to rate and review! Want to connect with Mindy? You can follow her on Instagram HERE or Twitter HERE. This episode is brought to you by Scripted Fragrance. A female-owned business out of New York offering 125 unique candles, they’re 100% soy wax and hand-poured using premium fragrance and essential oils. We are so excited to offer listeners 10% off all orders using the code “REINVENT10” at ScriptedFragrance.com! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mindy-thomas/support

May 3

14 min 31 sec

On this episode, I speak with Suzanna Keith, CEO of Hello Career Guru on her path from marketing for companies like Estee Lauder and Redken to founding the first-ever Virtual Career Trainer built by women for women! We chat about: Being a woman in your forties founding a tech company Strategically mapping out your career path How to build a meaningful network The importance of a personal mantra Invest in yourself by building your best career game plan. In recognition of your support and your own ambition, Hello Career Guru is offering my listeners two months FREE! To redeem your offer, use code Guru21 when you sign up. Also, this offer is for you or to pass along to a friend, family member, or colleague. This one-time use offer cannot be combined with another offer and expires 5/15/2021. Want to connect with Mindy? You can follow her on Instagram HERE or Twitter HERE. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mindy-thomas/support

Apr 26

24 min 19 sec

On this episode of the podcast, I chat with Jen & Matt Martinelli, Founders of CanvasMe; a platform for beauty professionals that provides them with the ability to create beautiful portfolios to grow and network with the industry’s best artists. They’re unique in their story as they build this empire by leading with family first. The parents of two young children, Jen and Matt sold all of their belongings and relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles. They both left comfortable, secure salaries to start over while sharing one bedroom for all four of them in Jen’s mother’s home. Other topics we touch on: Taking risks and how to pivot when you realize they aren’t the right ones. Discovering your purpose and passion. The self-awareness and mindset needed to prevent burnout. If you’re as fired up listening to this episode as we were while recording it, please feel free to share it to Instagram and tag us @mindysthomas and @canvasme. Or tweet me your thoughts @mindysthomas! This episode is brought to you by Scripted Fragrance. A female-owned business out of New York offering 125 unique candles, they’re 100% soy wax and hand-poured using premium fragrance and essential oils. We are so excited to offer listeners 10% off all orders using the code “REINVENT10” at ScriptedFragrance.com! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mindy-thomas/support

Apr 19

41 min 49 sec

Tim Pestian is no stranger to reinvention. The pandemic found him simultaneously navigating through life as a single father and a new job in a new industry. Amidst it all, one thing remains well intact, and that’s Tim’s phenomenal sense of humor and storytelling abilities. We go from emotional self-discovery to a little NSFW in this episode when we chat about: Removing the pressure of social media Wild stories from his international travels Reinventing life for him and his son after losing his mom and ending his marriage Want to connect with Mindy? You can follow her on Instagram HERE or Twitter HERE. This episode is brought to you by Scripted Fragrance. A female-owned business out of New York offering 125 unique candles, they’re 100% soy wax and hand-poured using premium fragrance and essential oils. We are so excited to offer listeners 10% off all orders using the code “REINVENT10” at ScriptedFragrance.com! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mindy-thomas/support

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Apr 12

39 min 50 sec

In this episode, Mindy talks with 90’s Pop Culture and Branding Pro Brianne Fleming. A marketing instructor at the University of Florida and Branding Consultant, Brianne is well-known in the industry for her unique ability to marry pop culture moments to valuable lessons and take-aways in brand building, positioning, and more. They go beyond the brand to discover how Brianne got to where she is today. Including why she decided to leave Corporate America behind and how she re-connected with her inner-tween to embrace her love of boy bands and branding to launch a unique, personalized offering all her own. What we talk about: Life after we lose our fancy corporate titles The most memorable pop star reinventions Imposter syndrome - we all struggle with it Reinventing yourself for the wrong reasons You can join Brianne’s Twitter Chat #PopChat Friday’s at 1 PM and stream her podcast Making The Brand wherever you listen! Want to work with Brianne? Visit her site BrianneFleming.com Follow Brianne on Twitter Want to connect with Mindy? You can follow her on Instagram HERE or Twitter HERE. This episode is brought to you by Scripted Fragrance. A female-owned business out of New York offering 125 unique candles, they’re 100% soy wax and hand-poured using premium fragrance and essential oils. We are so excited to offer listeners 10% off all orders using the code “REINVENT10” at ScriptedFragrance.com! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mindy-thomas/support

Mar 29

51 min 7 sec

When I first posted about leaving my salaried position mid-pandemic, Alison was the first (of many) that reached out to say “SO DID I!” But she’s no stranger to reinvention. In this episode we talk about: Reinventing life after divorce Travel & Wanderlust Leaving E-Commerce at the height of e-commerce Launching a mobile plant business A recurring theme here is the importance of choosing yourself and your happiness above all else. But there’s always a tactful, respectful way to approach it. Alison’s journey is nothing short of inspirational and if you’d like to follow her on her continued travels and business ventures you can do so here: Alison Williams on Instagram Lightly Rooted Want to connect with Mindy? You can follow her on Instagram HERE or Twitter HERE. This episode is brought to you by Scripted Fragrance. A female-owned business out of New York offering 125 unique candles, they’re 100% soy wax and hand-poured using premium fragrance and essential oils. We are so excited to offer listeners 10% off all orders using the code “REINVENT10” at ScriptedFragrance.com! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mindy-thomas/support

Mar 22

45 min 30 sec

Sam Pezzullo is a Webby, Clio, and Shorty award-winning Producer specializing in short-form branded content, viral marketing, concept ideation, film, and video production for companies like Think Modo and Tribeca Film Festival. Over the summer of 2020, Sam made a leap, leaving New York City and reinventing a new life and company in The Hamptons. In this episode we chat: -His viral video productions “The Devil Baby” and “The Ring TV Store Prank” have collectively garnered over 70 million views. -His decision to start over in The Hamptons in the wine industry -How he got banned from a popular Bridgehampton hotel and restaurant for accidentally leaking some juicy Real Housewives of NYC information! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mindy-thomas/support

Mar 15

1 hr 7 min

Dubbed “The Life Stylist” Cori Ingrassia is an on-air personality, blogger, mother, wife and all around inspiring human. As a content creator for over a decade, Cori came up in the height of the mommy-blogger era and successfully reinvented herself to become a leading authority in beauty, trends, self-care and so much more. In this episode we talk about: Reinventing life for your entire family when moving from the east coast to the west coast. The challenge of working as a creator when your family is always in your space. The rise and fall of the “mommy blog” and when to know it’s time to shift your content away from your family life. The ebbs and flows of balance. And her new podcast “It’s A Shift Show!” Follow Cori on: Her Blog Instagram Twitter Want to connect with Mindy? You can follow her on Instagram HERE or Twitter HERE. This episode is brought to you by Scripted Fragrance. A female-owned business out of New York offering 125 unique candles, they’re 100% soy wax and hand-poured using premium fragrance and essential oils. We are so excited to offer listeners 10% off all orders using the code “REINVENT10” at ScriptedFragrance.com! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mindy-thomas/support

Mar 8

44 min 50 sec

Clinton Norris is no stranger to major life reinventions. A former rockstar turned extremely successful hairstylist, Clinton opens up about his life journey from a small town in Texas, touring the world with his former band As I Lay Dying, to becoming a part of the Artistic Team for John Paul Mitchell Systems and opening a new salon in Southern California in the middle of COVID. His authentic and refreshing outlook on how he lives his everyday life quite literally knocked the wind out of Mindy at one point in the interview. In this episode they talk about: Building your wings on the way down. Walking away from a successful band at the height of its career. Diversifying your talent in order to stay fulfilled and easily adapt. How he stays grounded amongst his success. Follow Clinton's journey HERE. Want to connect with Mindy? You can follow her on Instagram HERE or Twitter HERE. This episode is brought to you by Scripted Fragrance. A female-owned business out of New York offering 125 unique candles, they’re 100% soy wax and hand-poured using premium fragrance and essential oils. We are so excited to offer listeners 10% off all orders using the code “REINVENT10” at ScriptedFragrance.com! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mindy-thomas/support

Mar 8

54 min 44 sec

In this episode, Mindy shares the background story that launched this life reinvention. Including the moment she realized she couldn't hang on to the demands for her 9-5 job while supporting her 2 children in remote learning. Opening up, she shares the one question her then six-year-old asked that simultaneously brought her to tears and solidified her decision that no matter what the financial consequences, her family needed her undivided attention.  Want to connect with Mindy? You can follow her on Instagram HERE or Twitter HERE. This episode is brought to you by Scripted Fragrance. A female-owned business out of New York offering 125 unique candles, they’re 100% soy wax and hand-poured using premium fragrance and essential oils. We are so excited to offer listeners 10% off all orders using the code “REINVENT10” at ScriptedFragrance.com! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mindy-thomas/support

Mar 8

11 min 33 sec

When Mindy Thomas realized the pandemic wasn’t going anywhere anytime soon, she quit her 9-5 job to reinvent a life that was more conducive to the era we’re living in. Along the way, she encountered many making similar shifts. When it feels like we have control of nothing, reinventing a small aspect allows us to take a solid piece of that back. These are real stories from real people as they scrap the old ways and create a new path all their own. Welcome to Reinventing with Mindy! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mindy-thomas/support

Mar 2

1 min 36 sec