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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056: Find Your Voice and Share Your Story from a Place of Power with Eduardo Placer, CEO of Fearless Communicators

056: Find Your Voice and Share Your Story from a Place of Power with Eduardo Placer, CEO of Fearless Communicators

Eduardo believes that every person has voice and a story to share. He works with leaders and changemakers at the intersection of voice, body and mind so they share from a place of power and not from a place of panic. He is the CEO and Founder of Fearless Communicators a dynamic public speaking coaching business which seeks to work with those poised to make the biggest impact on the planet and elevate the way they speak and share their message. 

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055: Learn About the First Investment Network Backing LGBTQ Founders with Paul Grossinger, Founder of Gaingels

055: Learn About the First Investment Network Backing LGBTQ Founders with Paul Grossinger, Founder of Gaingels

Paul Grossinger is the Founder of Gaingels, the first investment network backing LGBTQ founders, which has 120 members, and has led to $10 million in investment for LGBTQ founded companies worldwide. He has served as a Board of Governors member for StartOut, advisor to Out in Tech, and Board Member for Marriage Equality USA. A regular speaker and panelist, Paul has spoken for a wide range of organizations including Slush, International CES, and CTIA Wireless. He writes regularly for Inc.com, and is a graduate of Columbia University’s School of Journalism and the Johns Hopkins University.

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054: Reduce Your Human Footprint to Zero with Best Selling Author & Entrepreneur, Mike Dieterich

054: Reduce Your Human Footprint to Zero with Best Selling Author & Entrepreneur, Mike Dieterich

Mike Dieterich is a LEED Accredited Professional, environmental scientist, best-selling author, speaker, explorer, and entrepreneur determined to bring balance between the environment, people, and profitability. Over the past decade, he has written policies and programs that support sustainable development. His efforts have culminated in the success of passing historic sustainability efforts in Washington, DC.

Dieterich has been called upon as an expert for the US Congress, United Nations Climate Action Forum and has led conversations at Georgetown and Carnegie Mellon Universities. His efforts have been featured in The New York Times and various national broadcast outlets. Most recently, his Tedx talk, “A Zero Energy Water Waste Future” focused on the future of energy, water, and waste in our built environment.

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053: Learn How to Virtually Connect LGBTQ+ Communities with Andy Cramer & Al Farmer, Founders of Alternative Spaces

053: Learn How to Virtually Connect LGBTQ+ Communities with Andy Cramer & Al Farmer, Founders of Alternative Spaces

Andy & Al Cramer are best friends, and partners in business, and in life. Their journey together began nearly 20 years ago when they created the bold vision of developing the website, gay.net. The goal of this business was to pioneer an interactive online service connecting LGBTQ folks virtually for the first time. With some hearts, smarts, guts, and luck powered by the internet, they busted down the walls of social isolation for many LGBTQ folks, connecting millions of rainbow family members. For over 40 years and counting, they continue to remain engaged in the LGBTQ movement for social justice, making positive change through expanding economic opportunities for the community through entrepreneurship ventures.

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052: Do Your Own Thing Because You Know You Can with Melissa DaSilva, Founder of East Coast Mental Wellness

052: Do Your Own Thing Because You Know You Can with Melissa DaSilva, Founder of East Coast Mental Wellness

Melissa DaSilva is a licensed Social Worker and founder of the Rhode Island based mental health agency East Coast Mental Wellness. She specializes in providing therapy and hypnosis services to members of the LGBTQ+ community. She is also the host of the LGBTQ+ podcast Pride Connections. She is an artist on her off times and a proud wife and pet parent.

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