Heart Hustle and Humor

Dr. Theresa Ashby, Heart Hustle and Humor Podcast

Hosted by Dr. Theresa Ashby, this show is for people who are influencing the way we do business through Heart, Hustle and Humor.

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Today's Guest: Sheryl LynnWhen I was eight years old my brother threw a baseball bat at me and broke my nose. My tears, blood, and pain were dismissed and I was told to bottle up my pain; my nose healed, crooked. This breaking-point experience resulted in a perpetual feeling of being broken, lost, and displaced from others. As displacement alludes to, I went searching, outside of myself, for self-acceptance, success, and peace. I moved constantly, living in over forty homes, businesses succeeded and failed, including a tumultuous divorce and difficult custody battle.    Overwhelmed, exhausted, tearful, I was at my wit’s end after the three-year custody battle for my daughters. I needed to breathe.  I sat on the deck, near the beach at my friend’s cottage, the waves lapping in the moonlight and I took a deep breath. I  could feel this tug at my heart to let the worry go, and to immerse myself in nourishing memories. I closed my eyes, took another deep breath, and thought of my daughters.From the Episode:"We talk a lot about gratitude but I think joy is that next layer of happiness." -Dr. T"I've had people from homeless to millionaires sit in the chair of joy and every time I've heard a unique moving story." -Sheryl LynnSheryl Lynn:To join the Global JOY Symposium: https://joyely.com/global-joy-symposium/https://www.joyely.comIf you know anyone who needs to hear what we talked about today please share. And if you loved it, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/

Nov 30

24 min 33 sec

Today's Guest: Laura NeubauerLaura’s unrivaled style of humor, prolific business pedigree makes her a sought-out advisor. She has spoken in front of hundreds of people around the nation. As a speaker, her no BS attitude brings a new and exciting atmosphere to the stage. Her boisterous and revealing style leaves everyone believing in themselves and wanting more.Laura is the Co-Founder of Kaleidoscope Media Services, Client Experience Expert, andLover of TacosHer sure-fire expertise and ambition made her the perfect business partner at Kaleidoscope Media Services. From the Episode:"We work a lot... but we put in the time so we can enjoy our families and our lives." -Dr. T"Setting your priorities is important. The holidays don't surprise you if you've scheduled the work." -Laura NeubaurLaura Neubauer:https://www.kaleidoscopemediaservices.com If you know anyone who needs to hear what we talked about today please share. And if you loved it, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/

Nov 23

26 min 28 sec

Today's Guest: Chris HamptonI believe that people need motivation not hype.Inspiration not pipe dreams.Truth and transparency instead of inflated egos.The Champ I Am commitment is to give you all of these benefits creating an environment that your team will want to embrace and choose to grow. I commit to Encourage, Educate, Empower, and Equip your team to Release the Champ I Am spirit. To help take your team to the next level.From the Episode:"There's a huge difference in thinking you want to do something and saying you're meant to do something." -Dr. T"I always had the desire to inspire, educate, and encourage people... I just didn't know it could be a career." -Chris HamptonChris Hampton:https://www.champiam.org  To set a time to meet Chris: linktree.com/ChampiamChrisHamptonhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-hampton-the-champiam-organization-38786743/If you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/

Nov 16

35 min 47 sec

Today's Guest: Brian WitkowskiI've had a love for singing throughout my childhood, and my passion expanded to the stage when I performed my first ever role of Winthrop Paroo in The Music Man. I was fortunate to have a father who always said I could literally do anything I want in life and find success. So I majored in music and pursued a career in singing with experiences spanning the globe in many genres including opera, musical theatre, sacred music and art song. My aspiration to teach led me to earning my Doctor of Musical Arts degree.  Throughout my journey, I've faced many recurring physical and mental challenges ranging from having tension down to my toes to limiting beliefs up in my head. Many of those limiting beliefs were about what constitutes a successful “career” in singing and the supposedly "right" way to do it. However, I've discovered that for every unavailable or out of reach opportunity, there remains an infinite amount of new opportunities just waiting to be created!  Anyone can be the creator or catalyst for a wealth of possibilities, even you! I created The Lucrative Artist to help artists and artistically-minded individuals have a safe outlet to realize what they most want out of life and position themselves to develop their own new professional opportunities carrying out or supporting their deepest artistic desires. I love helping people overcome limited beliefs, realize their truest niches and acquire the additional vital entrepreneurial skills and knowledge they need to succeed. I truly want everyone to become empowered to have the successful careers and lives they truly desire and deserve! From the Episode:"Your price comes down to the value you provide to people." -Dr. T"With technology creatives can make their own pathways now. We no longer have to wait for that big show or big break." -Brian WitkowskiBrian Witkowski:https://www.thelucrativeartist.comhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/ceoartistsIf you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/

Nov 9

20 min 58 sec

Today's Guest: Shoshanna FrenchWhen Shoshanna began to study intuition, at age 18, very few people were talking about intuition and it certainly wasn’t in the mainstream.  Her introduction was through Rosemary, the owner of a metaphysical shop in her college town.  She has been led by her intuition to find other mentors, explore practices, and to find community with other like minded people.Over the years, she is glad to report that many great thinkers, entrepreneurs, and global leaders have started talking about their intuition as a key part of their success strategy. And now Shoshanna helps people apply their intuition in a practical way for measurable success.Now is the time for people to recognize and use their intuitive gifts.From the Episode:"It's OK to close a business. Sometimes we get trapped in the 'I have to make this work' mentality as entrepreneurs. Sometimes you have to say no. You have to move on." -Dr. T"Hustle is about suspending your disbelief that something is not possible. Pushing yourself through it." -Shoshanna FrenchShoshanna French:https://www.SimpleSpirit.comIs self-doubt stalling growth in your business?Might be time to learn how to become an Intuitive Entrepreneurhttps://simplespirit.kartra.com/page/ie-opentrainingIf you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/

Nov 2

30 min 35 sec

Today's Guest: Jen CokenThis is the part where I share my life story, right?If it’s okay with you I’d like to go about this another way. (Or if boring is your thing, check out my LinkedIn!)Rather than give you a TEDx-worthy rendition of how I found my way to coaching executive leaders and their teams for the past 20 years, I want to share a few of the things that make me tick.  To me, work and play are one.When you’re juggling a tangle of responsibilities or wading your way through a full-stop crisis, life can seem so serious. Embracing the ridiculousness of life is what keeps me afloat. Humor and playfulness are what make me feel less alone and help me “get it all done."Questions are my best friends.And listening? We gab over chips and guac every Tuesday night. My point is, I love discovery and looking at circumstances with new eyes. And: I whole-heartedly enjoy pushing boundaries and throwing bias to the side. It’s how we get into uncharted territory (and how I survived 30 years as a grassroots organizer in politics).  Others just call me “The Sledgehammer.” I tend to cut through the crap and I’ve got a serious thing for authenticity. My vision is a world where you are free to be yourself, grounded in who you are, and achieving your soul's purpose, but arriving there begins with getting real about why things are the way they are — in a judgement-free space, of course.From the Episode:"If you're allowing imposter syndrome to rule over your life, you're not expressing yourself." -Dr. T"When I started creating boundaries and saying no gracefully, my productivity went through the rough." -Jen CokenContact our Guest Jen Coken:  https://www.jencoken.com/If you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/

Oct 19

35 min 42 sec

Today's Guest: Michelle TennantGood Morning America Producer Mable Chan calls Michelle Tennant a “Five Star Publicist.” Tennant, a partner and executive publicist with Wasabi Publicity Inc., calls herself a “storyteller to the media.” Her passion is telling “truly good stories” and “exclusively representing people who make a positive difference in the world.” For 30+ years, media friends have solicited her help in crafting news stories by requesting sources, sound bites, and statistics. An award-winning writer, Michelle peppers campaigns with insight from her master’s degree in human development, BFA from a top 25 drama school, and expertise seeing PR transition from typewriters to Twitter. She’s either spinning stories or spinning at the gym. After hours, she savors the Smoky Mountains with her husband, Siberian Husky, and backyard chickens. Learn more about her work through her column at The Huffington Post. Check out the clients she's currently pitching at SearchPressKits.com.From the Episode:"If you want to change your life, change the story that you're telling about your life." -Michelle Tennant"A leader also inspires leadership in others." -Michelle TennantContact our Guest Michelle Tennant:  http://storytellertothemedia.com https://wasabipublicity.com/author/michelle-tennant/https://www.sustainableexercise.comIf you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/

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Oct 12

39 min 59 sec

Today's Guest: Diane PleussAs a franchise consultant, I work one-on-one with individuals who are ready to learn more about owning a franchise.Curious? I help you explore a variety of options to find the perfect fit for your personal and professional goals—whether you want to be a hands-on business owner or you prefer to run an executive business model.If you’re in career transition, or you want to diversify your income stream, or if you’re in search of your “inner entrepreneur,” I’m here as your personal advisor and guide to help minimize your risk and maximize your reward.My MBA in marketing and the years I spent in business management inform my work today. However, I’ve learned the most during these last 17 years working with franchisors and franchisees across the country from dozens of different industries. I know the culture of the franchise landscape and monitor both emerging and established companies.From the Episode:"When you're looking at the why, it helps create the passion that you need to be successful." -Dr. T"If you can't laugh at yourself on your way toward success, it's going to be a much tougher road." -Diane PleussContact our Guest Diane Pleuss:  https://dianepleuss.com/quick-chat-with-diane/If you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/

Oct 5

28 min 48 sec

Today's Guest: Carrie MoreyCarrie Morey is an award-winning baker, entrepreneur and, most importantly, mother, wife and daughter who transformed a made-by-hand mail order biscuit company into a booming culinary business and became one of Charleston’s top food stories.Founded in 2005 as Callie’s Charleston Biscuits, the initial goal for Carrie’s business was to make her mother’s tender, buttery, made-by-hand biscuits accessible across the country. More than 15 years later, Callie’s goes by a new name, Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit, and is widely recognized as an iconic Southern brand with national retail exposure and a devoted following..From the Episode:"Shape your business to fit your life rather than making your life around your business. The latter will just feel wrong." -Dr. T"When I find myself struggling, I find success by getting through the day. Solving that complicated problem, getting supper on the table. Tomorrow is another round of the hustle." -Carrie MoreyContact our Guest Carrie Morey:  https://www.pbs.org/show/how-she-rollshttps://www.instagram.com/carriebaileymoreyhttps://calliesbiscuits.comIf you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/

Sep 28

25 min 56 sec

Today's Guest: Lauren PowersLauren Powers is extremely passionate about the work she is doing. She is a SAG artist, model, TV and podcast host, author, speaker, custom physique designer, celebrity fitness icon, promoter of women's empowerment events, owner of Powers Fitness event and a proud parent of "Coach Millie".Powers was born in 1961 and has achieved a career in health, fitness, clothing designing, and body building.As the founder of Lauren Powers, a bodybuilding and fitness competition in Brooklyn, she designed her namesake competition to be open for people of all ages and in all categories regardless of their experience level. She has appeared in numerous magazines including Mondays Models and Little Miss Perfect. She has also been in multiple commercials and internet pictures. Powers competed in amateur bodybuilding contests from 2001 until 2014.She graduated from Huntington Beach High School. She owned and operated a surfing academy on Maui while in college. Powers graduated from the University of Hawaii with a business degree.From the Episode:"Entrepreneurs usually have the drive to level up. We're constantly looking for new challenges and new meaning." -Dr. T"I've hustled my entire life. It's just going after what you want, setting your intention, and then taking action." -Lauren PowersContact our Guest Lauren Powers:  https://laurenpowers.comIf you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/

Sep 21

28 min 24 sec

Today's Guest: Marie ScottI am a Functional Medicine Health Coach who is passionate about helping widows and widowers to gain health, humor, and love back into their lives.Have you experienced the loss of your life partner?Has this led to unhealthy habits?Is your lifestyle void of laughter and love?Let me help you to make some positive changes.As someone who lost my beloved firefighter husband just a few years ago from esophageal cancer, I know how difficult it can be to make healthy choices after a loss. If it weren’t for Functional Medicine, I’d be unhealthy and depressed. I’d also be alone and without laughter. After discovering Functional Medicine as a client, I became passionate about the difference it can make for individuals and earned my Health Coach certification with the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy.Now, I use my knowledge to help widows and widowers reclaim their own lives.From the Episode:"Being sad is OK. But when you're not in that sadness and feeling good, in that moment, focus on direction. Things that will move you forward." -Dr. T"With a food as a functional medicine mindset, I was able to heal myself from the inside." -Marie ScottContact our Guest Marie Scott:  https://mariescottwellness.com/If you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/

Sep 14

26 min 28 sec

Today's Guest: Jan HoathJan here… wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend, skier, trail runner, sailor, surfer, adventurer, kitchen dancer, lover of life and more…and yet… what I am most passionate about is seeing others wake up to their full potential… their full expression… in this life.​…something that is completely unique unto them… …something that is often hidden behind illusions and beliefs that they ought to be a certain way, another way, other than their true selves… expectations set by family, society, culture……and, as a result they are not living as happily as they could be.They either dim their lights because they are afraid that that thing that would make them happy, would hurt how others see them, or, they fear what will happen to us if we actually have that...OR, they are so busy making everyone else happy, they can't even begin to think about their own happiness.From the Episode:"I became too uncomfortable working in corporate America. I've realized the grind of constantly going and going without stopping to see if I'm even making an impact was the issue." -Dr. T"We have reasons and seasons in our minds that will make us shift focus. Joy will give you the sustainable energy to get through those moments." -Jan HoathContact our Guest Jan Hoath:  Jan Hoath | LinkedInIf you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/

Sep 7

37 min 19 sec

Today's Guest: Avree RobinsonFor over a decade, Arvee Robinson has been educating business owners, service professionals and entrepreneurs on how to become a persuasive public speaker. She will show you how to use public speaking as a marketing strategy to instantly grow your business. Arvee Robinson’s exclusive proven speaker system is the ultimate solution for people looking to develop, sharpen or advance their personalized message, and confidently deliver that message to the world.From the Episode:"There is a level of vulnerability associated in even the first step of going up on a stage." -Dr. T "Good speakers want to know what you believe in. We want to know your core values." -Arvee RobinsonContact our Guest Avree Robinson:  To REGISTER for the MILLION DOLLAR SUMMIT: https://arvee.isrefer.com/go/mdss/theresa/https://www.arveerobinson.comIf you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/

Aug 31

24 min 49 sec

Today's Guest: Kate Bagoy"I’m a travel-loving design nerd with an MBA, a tech-addiction and a penchant for fish-tacos.Since 2008 I’ve been helping entrepreneurs build companies online as a product designer, marketer, product manager, strategist, analyst and advisor. A few years ago, while I was traveling with Remote Year, someone asked me how they could start an online business – and thus an idea was born. I wrote a book detailing how I got started as a freelancer, created an online coaching program for freelancers, and became a Forbes Councils Business Coach." - Kate BagoyFrom the Episode:"Business owners tend to react to bumps in the road by doubling-down on exactly what they were doing rather than adapting." -Dr. T"The opprotunities are out there if the remote-work lifestyle is what you want, but do the preperation before taking the leap." -Kate BagoyContact our Guest Kate Bagoy:  https://www.katebagoy.comIf you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/

Aug 24

29 min 6 sec

Today's Guest: Ray EnganRay Engan was a shy little boy who used to walk inside of his Mom's wrap around skirts to avoid talking to strangers. He went on to a career in Stand up comedy, toured the country, and has had his humor heard on The Tonight Show and Late Night with David Letterman. He entered corporate America, and quickly rose through the ranks as a successful sales manager known for creating positive, powerful sales teams. He has testified before a presidential task force on Small business in America, and appeared as an election commentator on MSNBC. He talked about his story on the way to his semi-final appearance in the World Championship of Public Speaking in 2013. It's about how one person changed his life. From the Episode:"Laughter is by far the most contagious thing I've seen consistently throughout my life." -Dr. Theresa Ashby"Humor is so life-changing for people. Laughter is instant trust." -Ray EnganContact our Guest Ray Engan:  https://leadershipthroughlaughter.comIf you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/

Aug 17

28 min 46 sec

Today's Guest: Morgana Rae Morgana Rae is the international #1 best-selling author of Financial Alchemy: Twelve Months of Magic and Manifestation. A sought-after teacher, speaker, and pioneer in personal development, she is widely regarded to be the world’s leading Relationship with a Money coach. Morgana’s groundbreaking program for creating wealth has featured her on ABC, NBC, FOX, PBS, NPR, CNN, United Press International, Yahoo Finance and The Wall Street Journal online. She wrote the “Life Magic” column for a national women’s magazine, and was named a Top Woman In E-commerce by WE Magazine.  From the Episode:"After doing the work we need to do, we start thinking differently about love, success, and relationships." -Dr. Theresa Ashby "Change happens at the speed of safety." -Morgana RaeContact Morgana Rae through her website: www.MorganaRae.comGo to her website and get the secret bonus that she is generously offering to my listeners.And don't forget to follow her:  https://www.instagram.com/morgana.rae/If you are ready to learn to manifest your financial freedom, you have to purchase her book at: morganarae.comIf you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/.

Aug 10

38 min 5 sec

Today's Guest: Will KintishAs a published author and an international keynote speaker, Will has been able to introduce my Business Networking philosophy to a much wider audience and am now heavily involved in preparing the young professionals of the future in the skills needed to effectively network by working closely with universities and colleges in the Academic Community producing customized in-house courses.As the world becomes more reliant on IT the vital personal skills of networking and face-to-face communication is often overlooked. Will addresses this oversight in an extremely informative, fun and professional manner.From the Episode:"I don't carry business cards anymore. I don't want to be handing them out at events instead of meeting people and really getting to know who they are." -Dr. Theresa AshbyContact our Guest Will Kintish: https://www.kintish.co.uk/If you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/.

Aug 3

31 min 44 sec

Today's Guest: Dr. John OKeefeDr. John OKeefe an expert in Optimal Performance Training, Neuro-Leadership brain based training - Rapid Change Technologies and an Abundance Mentor for High Performance Executives, Sales Teams, Athletes and Organizations.Dr. John OKeefe has a passion for helping create optimal performance and balance to achieve maximum success and quality of life. He has dedicated his career to helping clients find their purpose and passion, and individuals to empower themselves and become leaders in their profession and communities. His dream is to develop a foundation to empower children at an early age.From the Episode:"I often hear people say they want to do more in business and in the community, what stops them usually is a block within their own minds ." -Dr. Theresa AshbyContact our Guest Dr. John OKeefe: https://www.centerforpeakperformance.netIf you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/.

Jul 27

23 min 49 sec

With 200+ speaking engagements each year, master publicity strategist and consultant, and bestselling author, Jill Lublin consistently wows audiences worldwide with her entertaining and interactive keynotes, seminars, and training programs on publicity, networking, and influence marketing.Jill has shared her powerful networking and publicity strategies on the stages of Tony Robbins, T. Harv Eker, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Loral Langemeier, and many others. Additionally, thousands of people have attended her popular “Crash Course in Publicity,” which she teaches live several times a month at locations around the U.S. and Canada.Over the past 25 years, Jill has worked with ABC, NBC, CBS, and other national and international media as a highly regarded publicity expert. She has been featured in The New York Times, Women’s Day, Fortune Small Business, Entrepreneur, and Inc. magazines.Jill is the author of four bestselling books, including Get Noticed…Get Referrals (McGraw-Hill), Networking Magic (Morgan James), and Guerrilla Publicity (Adams Media), which is regarded as the “PR Bible,” and her latest book, The Profit of Kindness (Career Press), which went #1 in four categories. With four internationally bestselling books, Jill is acknowledged as the go-to person for building success through influence marketing, networking, and publicity. In addition, she helps authors create book deals with agents and publishers and obtain foreign rights deals.In addition to her speaking engagements, Jill trains and consults with executives, sales teams, and marketing departments in Fortune 500 companies and small-to-medium-sized companies. Her innovative influence marketing and publicity techniques consistently increase bottom-line results for her clients.To learn more about Jill Lublin, you can visit the following links and schedule a call with her.Website - https://jilllublin.com/Schedule a call - https://jilllublin.com/schedule-with-jill/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/publicitycrashcourseTwitter - https://twitter.com/JillLublinInstagram - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jilllublin/YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP1iC4DCyVD4rP34DZxjeegIf you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/.

Jun 8

24 min 21 sec

Chella Diaz is the Founder of Transcend Abundance. Chella is here to guide you through discovering the areas in your business that you can gain clarity, increase your revenue, and become more productive. Working with Chella will gain clarity on your mission/purpose, self-confidence and have the urge to conquer your dreams and make them a reality!This is a fast-paced program designed to release the beliefs that no longer serve you and set a foundation to achieve your financial goals with grace and ease.Chella is passionate about empowering women to master their money skills.  She helps women identify and release their money baggage, so that they are able to set and achieve their financial goals.Chella knew from a very young age she was different from other kids. She was able to see and feel things they could not, but I didn’t want to stand out. Chella has been called to learn many healing modalities, she has over 15 certifications Reiki Teacher, Reiki Master, NLP, Starlight energy and mostly recently the illuminating, caring gentle and powerful, 9th Dimension Healing Energy, which fuzzed together all my certification in a Tiffany box with a delightful ribbonTo learn more about Chella Diaz, you can visit her website and connect with her at https://chelladiaz.com/.If you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/.

Jun 1

25 min 12 sec

Chris Dyer is the CEO of PeopleG2. He founded PeopleG2 in 2001 with a singular goal to make his vision for excellence in human capital due diligence services a reality. A recognized authority on human capital intelligence processes and best practices, he understands the complex challenges inherent to talent management decisions.Chris believes that impersonal, automated background check solutions have little value in the global talent management spectrum, especially as it relates to strategically significant individuals and teams. This is why he built a company with innovative services which mitigate risk and maximize best fits – whether for a prospective candidate, a promotion candidate or even entire executive teams. Chris believes that people drive business forward so being armed with the best intelligence while making people-related decisions is just good business.Chris is also a Keynote speaker. Chris Dyer is a recognized performance expert. Constantly intrigued by what makes some businesses and individuals more successful than others, Chris has dedicated years of research to uncovering what drives productivity and profits. As a sought-after speaker, consultant, and certified SCRUM Master, Chris works with leading organizations to help them transform their cultures to boost performance and gain an even greater edge in the marketplace.Chris is the bestselling author of the award-winning book, The Power of Company Culture, which was released in 2018.If you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/.

May 25

31 min 28 sec

Catherine Gray is a Film Producer, Author, TEDx Speaker, Host of www.InvestInHerPodcast.com, the Founder of www.SheAngeIinvestors.com and the Co-Founder of non-profit ww.SheAngelsFoundation.org.Catherine’s current focus is on producing a new original series for streaming called Fund Women - Save the World! Together with her She Angels Foundation Co-Founder, Catherine Curry Williams - they travel to cities around the U.S. - arriving via branded motor coach to provide grants to deserving female founded non-profits who are helping women, and investments to for profit female founded companies with groundbreaking business ideas. The show follows their back story, receipt of their surprise investment and mentorship, and a follow up segment of their success due the financial infusion and guidance.She also produces and hosts a popular podcast series called INVEST IN HER, to discuss ways to accelerate the funding of women, and provide resources and inspiration to their listeners. They feature both female founders and funders! It is distributed on Apple, Spotify, iHeartRadio and wherever you listen to podcasts.You can learn more, connect, and follow Catherine Gray on the following links:Website - https://sheangelsfoundation.org/Website -  https://www.sheangelinvestors.com/she-angels/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherinelgray/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/sheangels.series/Twitter - https://twitter.com/sheangelsseriesInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/she.angels/If you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/.

May 18

27 min 30 sec

Dana Morgan-Barnes is a Speaker, Trainer, Author and Life Coach who’s been running her practice under the brand - Coach Dana Inspires, offering wholeness services such as Keynote Speeches - The Power of Kindness, Speaker Coaching - Beginning & Intermediate, Individual & Group Life Coaching, and Master of Ceremonies. Her practice has three core purposes and they are: to help individuals who are in the process of finding out their next career move, to offer individuals perspective and action points for a better work/life balance or a healthier life, and to assist individuals in their process of improving their presentation skills. Through her customized coaching packages, Dana is able to help people achieve their goals with her methods as a keynote speaker on the topic of the Power of Kindness. Even though she grew up in an unwelcoming and harsh environment, she saw through how much kindness could change a person and their lives for the better with coaching. And with the help of mentors like John Maxwell, she became a wellness coach and a Certified World Class Speaking Coach with a passion to share the message of kindness and to help speakers overcome nervousness and stage presence.   Grab a copy of Dana’s book - You Have The Power of Kindness, available on Amazon or get a signed version from her website at https://coachdanainspires.com/products/you-have-the-power-of-kindness-book/Learn more, connect, and follow Dana Morgan-Barnes on the following links:Website - https://coachdanainspires.com/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/coachdanabarnesinspires/If you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/.

Apr 20

30 min 28 sec

Kim Nagle is a well-known Keynote Speaker, Business Coach, Trainer, and Author who has established her own coaching platform where she uses her expertise to help people start and grow profitable businesses that they love. She believes that people are capable of taking the reigns of their lives and deserve to live it the way they’ve always dreamt of through two core action points - to create the DAMN Plan and the courage to work out the DAMN Plan. Knowing this as a fact, she authored The DAMN Plan: How to Find Freedom, Love, and Money in Your Business, a material coined by its readers as “equal parts practical workbook, a letter from your BFF, and personal development journal.”Having trained and coached over thousands that resulted in hundreds of clients launching successful businesses, she finds it her life’s purpose to inspire from the stage or to share actionable next steps and tools as an energetic coach and trainer. Kim is also the Co-Founder of the Minnesota Women’s Business Center – the first-ever rural US SBA Women’s Business Center, where she has helped start and grow through four more business centers.Kim’s book - The DAMN Plan: How to Find Freedom, Love, and Money in Your Business is available in all major bookstores for purchase. She also offers a free 30-minute coaching session by scheduling it through https://kimnagle.com/schedule/Learn more, connect, and follow Kim Nagle on the following links:Website: https://kimnagle.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thedamnplan/If you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/.

Apr 13

39 min 12 sec

Astrid Baumgardner, JD, PCC, is the lawyer, career coach, speaker, and author of Creative Success Now: How Creatives Thrive in the 21st Century who teaches Creativity and Entrepreneurship at Yale’s University School of Music to musicians and arts leaders on their career path. As a professional speaker, she’s been recently featured in TEDx talk with the topic - Cracking the Code on Creativity: The Secret to Full-Blast Living. Her entire career is built upon the initiative that she loves helping creative people be successful. Being the President of her coaching company - Astrid Baumgardner Coaching + Training, Astrid’s main students and clients are musicians, arts leaders, and creative professionals. She also handles guest lectures on creative success at conservatories and summer festivals, including The Juilliard School, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Sō Percussion Summer Institute and Idyllwild Arts. She’s even conducted leadership training workshops at Opera America and Ensemble Connect, the teaching artist academy at Carnegie Hall. In her early years, Astrid graduated from Mount Holyoke College and Rutgers Newark School of Law where she became a member of the Law Review and practiced law in New York City for 25 years. She later on moved to combine her professional skills with her love for the arts and served as Deputy Executive Director of the French Institute Alliance Française of New York and subsequently became an independent consultant to nonprofit art boards. As for her musical career, Astrid is a lifelong amateur pianist and a champion of new music. She is a board member of and was previously the board Chair of the Sō Percussion and board member, previous Chair, and Co-Chair of the board of the American Composers Orchestra. Astrid’s book, Creative Success Now: How Creatives Thrive in the 21st Century, is available in all major bookstores and her TEDx feature - Cracking the Code on Creativity, can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IAJsmOq6cgYou can learn more, connect, and follow Astrid Baumgardner on the following links:Website - https://www.astridbaumgardner.com/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/astridbaumgardner/If you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/.

Apr 6

32 min 28 sec

Jennifer Brazer is the Founder and CEO of Complete Controller who is a big proponent of financial literacy. Also known as the #QueenofCAS, she has launched one of the first virtual CAS departments in 2007 with one central theme: “Efficient Business Practices. Simple is better. Ideas that are simple for the customer to understand, the staff to execute, and the shareholders to embrace are those that will ultimately result in success.”Complete Controller is the turnkey Client Accounting Service (CAS) department dedicated to people who are in the world of business and accounting who wish to take things in a completely virtual environment. It’s a company that’s been running since 2005 and has been recognized as one of the first entirely cloud-based accounting services in the US. Being an Empowerment Nerd, Jennifer has served on multiple women’s empowerment and advisory boards and enjoys mentoring others so they’re able to achieve the success they’ve always dreamed of. She does this by implementing her belief that a foundation of success is built upon one important tenet - you have to give it away to keep it. Jennifer has recently released her book - From Cubicle to Cloud: How to Start and Scale a Virtual Professional Service Business, an essential guide for anyone who wants to create a cloud-based professional service business that she wrote based on her experience launching and running her company, Complete Controller. The book is available in all major bookstores and on Audible. You can learn more, connect, and follow Jennifer Brazer and Complete Controller on the following links:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferbrazer/Websites: http://jenniferbrazer.com/http://www.completecontroller.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CompleteController/Twitter: https://twitter.com/talk2ccBe a part of the community by visiting http://jenniferbrazer.com/ and filling up the form to receive updates and join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #FromCubicletoCloud.If you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/.

Mar 30

34 min 10 sec

Hugh Ballou is well-known as The Transformational Leadership Strategist™ and Corporate Culture Architect™ who works with visionary CEOs, entrepreneurs, pastors, and nonprofit leaders and their teams. By minimizing confusion, conflict, and under-functioning, he is able to help leaders in businesses develop a purpose-driven high-performance collaboration culture that significantly increases productivity, profits, and job satisfaction.Having experienced 40 years handling musical orchestras as the conductor, Hugh utilizes and hones leadership skills that respond to the nuances of the leader in the same way that a skilled orchestra responds to the musical director. This has allowed him to work with Social Entrepreneurs for more than 31 years as he empowers transformation and engagement that ultimately leads to accelerated income. And as part of his practice, he only takes on a few clients at a time to make sure he’s able to provide the best support and give attention to every detail for success.With the way that his books, online programs, and live presentations have impacted leaders on a global level, his unique and proprietary leadership methodology that integrates strategy with performance is definitely not like the traditional consultant model.You can learn more, connect, and follow Hugh Ballou on the following links:Website: https://hughballou.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hballou/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HughBallouLeadership/Twitter: https://twitter.com/hughballou?lang=enIf you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/.

Mar 23

29 min 13 sec

Brenda Abdilla is an Executive Coach who founded Management Momentum in 2004 and has successfully developed a wide portfolio of options for clients who want to navigate career-changes and job promotions, increase productivity, improve leadership skills and remove obstacles in the way of moving forward. Being immensely gratified by her work, she took the reins of her business in a way that suited her very well which allowed her clients to take away prolific tools from her practice. By way of coaching, workshops, programs and assessments, she’s able to help clients reach their desired outcomes resulting in more than 90% of them getting promoted, landing the role they desire, or addressing core issues, within 12 months of engagement.Brenda serves as the professional facilitator for two Denver-based Women Presidents’ Organization groups and is the part of the executive coaching team for Powers Resource Center in Boulder.Brenda’s second book - Outsmarting CrazyTown is a business novel about how derailed professionals can get back on track and is available on all major eBook channels and book stores.You can learn more, connect, and follow Brenda Abdilla on the following links below.Website: https://managementmomentum.net/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ManagementMomentumCoachingLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brendaabdillaTwitter: https://twitter.com/brendaabdillaIf you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/.

Mar 16

24 min

Lynda Bishop is an Action-based, high-energy leader, executive, and empowerment coach, masters level therapist, advocate, director, and facilitator of change through creating and directing purposeful entrepreneurial leadership programs, strengthening people and relationships, building strong leaders and connections locally and internationally.Lynda and her team are changing the world through purposeful leadership, compassion, and a connected entrepreneurial community. Developing and delivering powerful programs for creating, nurturing, and growing great relationships is at the core of her mission.With a professional executive and empowerment coach certification and a master’s degree in professional counseling, she facilitates leadership development mentoring and custom programs to both national organizations and private individuals who understand that diverse teams of people are our greatest asset and that both men and women belong at the top.You can learn more, connect, and follow Lynda Bishop on the following links below.Websites:http://lyndabishop.com/https://relationshipinsurance.guru/https://www.nawbo.org/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/lyndakbishopInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/lyndakbishop/Twitter - https://twitter.com/coachlyndaIf you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/.

Mar 10

27 min 2 sec

Bonnie Daneker is the Founder and President of The Author’s Greenhouse LLC. At The Author's Greenhouse, they aim to create confident, informed, and prepared writers. They grow writers into authors by plotting out their finished project's goals, cultivating their content for their audiences, developing their author persona, and helping them harvest in the business of writing.You can reach out to Bonnie Daneker at the following:Email - hello@theauthorgreenhouse.comPhone - (314) 669-1047If you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/.

Mar 2

27 min

Mason Harris is a Motivational Speaker and Listener at The Chutzpah Guy. He is a speaker who is memorable, motivational, and an astute observer of behavior - with the bonus of humor interspersed throughout the presentation. Mason is an experienced business pro, sales leader, and creative personality.”Please lookout for the upcoming book of Mason Harris called “The Chutzpah Advantage,” which will come out this coming April. To learn more about Mason Harris and The Chutzpah Guy, please visit the website at http://www.thechutzpahguy.com/.If you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/.

Feb 23

28 min 7 sec

Sara Hart is the Founder and Owner of Hartcom. She helps organizations achieve results for over 20 years in the industry.Sara Hart is also the Founder and Owner of Prime Spark. Prime Spart is all about the ascendency of older women, women over 55.  In droves, they will be standing up and saying, “It’s time for a change.”To find more about Sara Hart and Prim Spark, you can visit and get in touch with Sara at the following links below.Email - sarahart@hartcom.comWebsite - https://primesparkwomen.com/If you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/.

Feb 16

24 min 57 sec

Jennifer Tamborski is the Owner of Virtual Marketing Experts. They help clients navigate, create and implement sales funnels from start to finish. With our “done-for-you” Digital Marketing and Content Marketing Strategies, their clients Save Time, Save Money, Save Your Sanity, and Grow Their Business with a results-driven plan.Jennifer is also the Owner of Virtual Admin Experts. Virtual Admin Experts’ primary focus is to work with Entrepreneurs and Coaches to improve their business by providing top-notch professional services.You can learn more about Jennifer Tamborksi and get hold of her in the following links below.Website - https://www.virtualmarketingexpert.com/Email - jennifertamborski@virtualmarketingexperts.comIf you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/.

Feb 9

24 min 47 sec

Starla Fortunato is a professional photographer with experience in entertainment, high-end celebrity portraiture, production, marketing, and public relations.Starla's studio is in Los Angeles, where she books one on one photo sessions, branding media campaigns, and advertising projects. Her unique perspective brings her clients creative solutions without losing sight of the magic.You can visit the following links below to learn more about Starla Fortunato and get in touch with her.Website - https://starlafortunato.com/Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/starla.fortunatoInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/starlas_la/If you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/.

Jan 28

27 min 39 sec

Tip Jones is a Transformational Leader and business management professional with expertise in diversity and a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. She is Skilled in Supplier Diversity, business development, business formation, program development, and expansion. To know more about Tip Jones and her fourth annual envision experience, please visit her website at https://www.tipjones.com/.If you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/.

Jan 19

32 min 1 sec

Collin Mitchell is the Co-Founder and CTA of Salescast.co. Collin is also a father of three, and he enjoys running and swimming. He generally enjoys taking care of himself, mentally and physically.Collin Mitchell is also the host of the sales-driven podcast called Sales Hustle. If you are a sales professional looking to take your sales career to the next level, please visit us at https://salescast.co/ and set a time with Collin and co-founder Chris.If you know anyone that needs to hear what we talked about today, please subscribe and leave us a review or go to https://heart-hustle-and-humor.simplecast.com/.

Jan 12

29 min 2 sec

On this inaugural episode of the Heart, Hustle and Humor Podcast, guest host Chris Decker digs into Dr. Theresa Ashby's story and the mission behind the show. Learn more at HeartHustleHumor.com

Nov 2020

22 min 44 sec