074: Eliminate Workplace Toxicity by Bridging the Empathy Gap with Dara Barlin, Founder & CEO of DARE Consulting

074: Eliminate Workplace Toxicity by Bridging the Empathy Gap with Dara Barlin, Founder & CEO of DARE Consulting

Dara Barlin is really passionate about transforming toxic culture and creating spaces where people can feel awesome at work, so that they can do really great stuff in the world. She recently started DARE Consulting to help organizations rethink how they treat their employees, and figure out how to make trust a center-piece of their workplace environment. Dara's written a book and several articles on organizational change and organized dozens of campaigns for social progress including A Big Project, which brought people together from 97 countries to identify a common blueprint for global change. 

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073: Stop “Getting Ready to Get Ready,” and Take the Entrepreneurial Leap with Kronda Adair, Founder & CEO of Karvel Digital

073: Stop “Getting Ready to Get Ready,” and Take the Entrepreneurial Leap with Kronda Adair, Founder & CEO of Karvel Digital

Kronda Adair is the Founder and CEO of Karvel Digital, and recently celebrated her 5th year in business! She has launched Working Websites, her organization’s flagship 6-week online course to teach the basics of online marketing to non-technical business owners. When Kronda’s not working, she can be found enjoying time at home with her wife and two cats, reading dead-tree books, riding one of her five bicycles, or enjoying the postcard vistas of the state of Oregon.

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072: Step Into the Power of Your Deepest and Wisest Self with Catharine Clarenbach, Creator of The Way of the River

072: Step Into the Power of Your Deepest and Wisest Self with Catharine Clarenbach, Creator of The Way of the River

Reverend Catharine Clarenbach, founder and creator of the Way of the River, helps people more fully connect to their own deepest, wisest selves. Her business offers spiritual accompaniment, coaching, preaching, and courses available through her website, Facebook community, and newsletter, Journey Through Wisdom. It was a pleasure learning more about Catharine’s approach to business, life, and her spiritual traditions during this intriguing interview.

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071: Learn How a Nontraditional Career Path Can Lead to a Successful Consulting Business with Lyndon Cudlitz, Founder of Lyndon Cudlitz Consulting

071: Learn How a Nontraditional Career Path Can Lead to a Successful Consulting Business with Lyndon Cudlitz, Founder of Lyndon Cudlitz Consulting

With over 17 years in LGBTQ services and social justice education, Lyndon provides training and technical assistance for healthcare providers, educational institutions, businesses, and organizations, as well as workshops designed for queer and trans communities. Lyndon's background also includes 10 year as a firefighter/EMT, running a small art and t-shirt business, and founding and directing a number of youth leaderships camps. Lyndon serves on the Board of Directors for CRUX, the country's largest LGBTQ rock climbing organization, and can often be found scaling rock faces around the country.

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070: Live Your Truth with Jaiden Love, Founder of Held and Heard

070: Live Your Truth with Jaiden Love, Founder of Held and Heard

Jaiden Love is an author, a soul alignment coach, and the Founder of Held and Heard, a professional cuddling business. In 2017, Jaiden published his first book detailing his first year living as a transgender man. He is passionate about the well-being of humanity, and he believes everyone is unique and has a purpose on this planet. Jaiden is committed to inspiring anyone he comes in contact with to take steps towards living their truth. In alignment with his purpose, Jaiden has now opened up himself, his business, and his life to educate those he encounters.

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069: Leverage the Law to Create Progressive Change with the Legendary Lake Perriguey, Founder of Law Works, LLC

069: Leverage the Law to Create Progressive Change with the Legendary Lake Perriguey, Founder of Law Works, LLC

Lake Perriguey owns Law Works LLC, a full service law firm in downtown Portland, which handles many types of legal matters, including civil rights litigation. Lake is probably best known in the Beaver State for bringing the federal lawsuit that established marriage equality for same-sex couples in 2013. Last year, he handled the first successful action for non-binary legal recognition in the United States by pushing the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles to acknowledge a third gender marker on all licenses and IDs in the state. Lake’s been in business as an independent solo lawyer with no staff for the past 10 years.

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068: Take the Sexual Empowerment Journey and Change Your Whole Life with Amy Jo Goddard, Author, Speaker, and Sexual Health Empowerment Coach

068: Take the Sexual Empowerment Journey and Change Your Whole Life with Amy Jo Goddard, Author, Speaker, and Sexual Health Empowerment Coach

Hailing from a Military Dad and a Recovering-Catholic-Proudly-Sandra-Dee-Mom, Amy Jo Goddard had no other choice but to become a sex educator just to sail the shaky waters of human experience and help her family survive. Actually they don’t really take sex advice from her. But thousands of others have—Amy Jo is author of Woman on Fire: Nine Elements to Wake up Your Erotic Energy, Personal Power and Sexual Intelligence and co-author of the best-selling classic Lesbian Sex Secrets for Men. She earned her Master’s degree in Human Sexuality Education at New York University and has been teaching and speaking about feminism and sexuality for over two decades.

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067: Master the Secrets of Building an Online YouTube Community & Business with Nico Moscoso, Founder of Scarlet Moon and Integrative Mysticism

067: Master the Secrets of Building an Online YouTube Community & Business with Nico Moscoso, Founder of Scarlet Moon and Integrative Mysticism

Nico is the founder of Scarlet Moon and Integrative Mysticism, a YouTube channel. He started his business 5 years ago, and connects fellow astrologers and tarot card readers from around the globe through his virtual communities and in-person retreats. With over 5 million YouTube views, Nico humbly shares that all he wanted to do when he initially started his YouTube channel was to reach out and connect with other spiritual/pagan people. Learn more about Nico’s success in building an online community in this episode.

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Happy Trans Day of Visibility: A Profile of Trans & Non-Binary Entrepreneurs

Happy Trans Day of Visibility: A Profile of Trans & Non-Binary Entrepreneurs

In honor of celebrating Trans Day of Visibility, I wanted to highlight some of the many incredible transgender and non-binary entrepreneurs. Over the past 16 months, I have had the pleasure of interviewing some of these incredible out bosses, and on this very special day, I encourage you do give each one of these episodes a listen, especially if you’re seeking inspiration to lead a more authentic, self-actualized life, or if you’re trying to create a business that aligns with your life’s purpose. I promise you’ll walk away inspired to live a life where you can be your authentic selves 100% of the time. After listening to some of these incredible episodes, consider reading through a post I wrote on a few years ago about the intersections of  being transgender and an entrepreneur.

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066: Blend Your Personal Brand and Your Passions to Build a Successful Business with Perry Cohen, Founder of The Venture Out Project

066: Blend Your Personal Brand and Your Passions to Build a Successful Business with Perry Cohen, Founder of The Venture Out Project

Perry Cohen realized a lifelong dream of combining his love of the outdoors, his commitment to social justice, his own trans & queer identity, and his professional life when he founded The Venture Out Project, a business that brings the queer community together to experience the beauty and fun of the wilderness with trips run by queer people for queer people. Perry also serves as the lead facilitator and trainer for the Venture Out Project’s gender and diversity training program, where he has presented in front of audiences at UC Davis, The University of Maryland, Colby College, Middlebury College, The University of New Mexico, and other institutions. Perry has two children, a partner, and a chocolate lab, and calls the hills and trails of Western Massachusetts home.

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065: Harness Your Rainbow Superpowers in Business with Matthew VanHorn, Co-Founder of LGBTQ Entrepreneur

065: Harness Your Rainbow Superpowers in Business with Matthew VanHorn, Co-Founder of LGBTQ Entrepreneur

Matthew VanHorn co-founded LGBTQ Entrepreneur, a coaching business aimed to support rainbow family members take the entrepreneurial leap. Matthew started his first coaching business 7 years ago where he supported gay, bisexual, and queer men gain more confidence and self-love so that they could improve their intimate lives. He and his partner Caleb both experienced great success building their own businesses, and now they work together helping people in the LGBTQ community gain the confidence, clarity, and courage it takes to make a big difference with the work they do.

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Show Host Notes: "Building a Movement of Inspired Out Bosses"

Show Host Notes: "Building a Movement of Inspired Out Bosses"

Sign-up for the show's newsletter, and receive exclusive podcast updates from the show's host. When you sign-up, you'll have the chance to access bonus content from interviews with inspiring LGBTQ business leaders like Bob WiteckAndrea BarricaMolly Cameron, and Eduardo Placer to name only a few of our incredible guests. You'll also be the first to know about webinars, workshops, seminars, and live podcast events headed to a city near you. Thanks for supporting the show, and as always, keep being your authentic selves 100% of the time! 

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064: Launch a Powerful Startup Leveraging AI with John Graham, iObjx Co-Founder & CEO

064: Launch a Powerful Startup Leveraging AI with John Graham, iObjx Co-Founder & CEO

John Graham is the CEO & co-founder of iObjx (i-objects), a NEW entertainment lifeform. His company utilizes artificial intelligence to automatically assemble an event’s photos and videos into an automatic cinematic experience during a live event. As a seasoned start-up founder, John started and self-funded his first business from 1994-2005, and as a marketing guru he has led the national marketing for brands including McDonald’s, Sony, M&M Mars, and DeVry University. I had the pleasure of meeting John through the StartOut online network for LGBTQ entrepreneurs, and I’m thrilled to share his entrepreneurial journey.

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063: Molly Cameron, Portland Bicycle Studio

063: Molly Cameron, Portland Bicycle Studio

Molly Cameron is an American professional cyclo-cross racing champion winning elite competitions including the 2004 Cross Crusade single speed series. She is the only out transgender athlete to compete in a UCI cyclo-cross world cup. When she’s not racing, she’s runs the Portland Bicycle Studio, a business she founded in 2001. In this interview, we talk about her pioneering efforts to cultivate a more gender inclusive industry.

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062: Write. Now. Learn How to Be a Creative Writer in Your Business with Elaine Bennett, Founder of Bennett Ink

062: Write. Now. Learn How to Be a Creative Writer in Your Business with Elaine Bennett, Founder of Bennett Ink

An award-winning speechwriter, Elaine Bennett helps leading corporate executives tell their stories memorably. She also teaches writing and storytelling skills to entrepreneurs and others who want to become leaders. A great believer in the benefits of writing every day, Elaine runs writing challenges to help people start their own writing practice. Elaine’s daily writing streak currently stands at 673 days. Sometimes she's also award-winning cabaret singer Elaine St. George, by one account the first out lesbian to do a cabaret show in NYC, way back in the ‘90s.

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061: Blend Business with Social Responsibility and Power Your Charitable Giving with Ty Walrod, CEO and Co-Founder of Bright Funds

061: Blend Business with Social Responsibility and Power Your Charitable Giving with Ty Walrod, CEO and Co-Founder of Bright Funds

Ty Walrod is the CEO and Co-Founder of Bright Funds, an organization that helps leading businesses like Cisco, VMware, Box, and Campbell's Soup Company power their charitable giving. Ty Also serves on the boards of Sustainable Silicon Valley and Startup & Tech Mixer, and he is an active member of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and Founders Network. Ty’s a real mover and shaker when it comes to blending business with social responsibility, and we are so lucky to have him on the show.

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060: Live from Orlando! Amplify Your Power, Strengthen Relationships, and Celebrate Your Authenticity with MBA Orlando & Central Florida Out Bosses

060: Live from Orlando! Amplify Your Power, Strengthen Relationships, and Celebrate Your Authenticity with MBA Orlando & Central Florida Out Bosses

Thank you, MBA Orlando, the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and the greater Orlando business community for your support in helping launch The Out Entrepreneur's inaugural live podcast recording and LGBTQ marketplace event. With your support, the event was an enormous success! The stories shared about the power of LGBTQ businesses offered encouragement and support for those of us in the rainbow family, and to our corporate allies, especially those who work in the world of supplier diversity.

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059: Unlearn Shame, Process Trauma, and Learn About Sex and Pleasure with Andrea Barrica, CEO & Co-Founder of O.School

059: Unlearn Shame, Process Trauma, and Learn About Sex and Pleasure with Andrea Barrica, CEO & Co-Founder of O.School

Andrea Barrica is CEO and Co-Founder of O.School, an online shame-free platform for pleasure education, powered by live-streaming and chat to help people unlearn shame, process trauma, and learn about sex and pleasure. Previously, Andrea co-founded YC-backed accounting and tax platform, inDinero.com, where she led sales and operations. She also served as a venture partner and entrepreneur-in-residence at 500 Startups, one of the world’s most active, global seed funds.

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058: Lead Boldly by Learning from One of the Best with Bob Witeck, Founder of Witeck Communications

058: Lead Boldly by Learning from One of the Best with Bob Witeck, Founder of Witeck Communications

Bob Witeck founded his Washington, D.C. based firm, Witeck Communications, in 1993. For the past 25 years, he has received countless recognitions as one of the nation’s leading business communicators, strategic consultants, and research experts on many aspects of the lives and households of LGBTQ people, families, and communities. In his work, Bob partners with nonprofit organizations, allies, experts, and business leaders to advise major corporations and advocacy groups on their missions, strategies, messages, and occasional crises.

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057: Learn How to Maximize Your Potential & Be Happy at Work with Ben Brooks, Founder & CEO of PILOT

057: Learn How to Maximize Your Potential & Be Happy at Work with Ben Brooks, Founder & CEO of PILOT

Ben is an executive coach and Founder & CEO of the career improvement startup PILOT. After holding a number of executive and leadership roles at Lockheed Martin, Oliver Wyman, and Marsh & McLennan Companies, Ben decided to utilize his professional development experience and start his own career and executive coaching firm in 2013. PILOT, his new tech startup dedicated to helping people be happy at work, launched in 2016.

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