082: Learn What It Takes to Startup a Passion Driven Business with Karen D. Orr, Founder + CEO of PAWS by O-no, LLC

082: Learn What It Takes to Startup a Passion Driven Business with Karen D. Orr, Founder + CEO of PAWS by O-no, LLC

Karen D. Orr is the Founder and CEO of PAWS by O-no, LLC. Her company makes iMyK9- a portable, cellular "baby monitor" in cars for dogs. Tragically, thousands of dogs die every year in America from heat stroke due to being unattended in a vehicle, and the iMyK9-monitor works to reduce this sad reality. When Karen isn’t working on her business, she parents two human kids, a dog, two cats and a horse.

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081: Travel Beyond Your Limiting Beliefs and Rediscover Your Younger Self with Alyssa Emerson, Founder of Come Along

081: Travel Beyond Your Limiting Beliefs and Rediscover Your Younger Self with Alyssa Emerson, Founder of Come Along

Alyssa Emerson is the Founder of Come Along, a travel agency for people ready to move beyond their comfort zones, and experience the things in life they’ve always wanted (but maybe were too scared to do alone). Alyssa believes the world would be a much better - and happier - place if more people travelled, experienced different cultures, and reconnected with their younger selves. Her company helps her actualize this belief every day. 

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080: Protect Your Rights and Get Paid Fairly for Your Work with Katie Lane, Founder of Work Made for Hire

080: Protect Your Rights and Get Paid Fairly for Your Work with Katie Lane, Founder of Work Made for Hire

Katie Lane is an attorney and negotiation coach who helps creators protect their rights and get paid fairly for their work. Her clients include comics creators, game designers, authors, illustrators, and musicians. Basically, if you make stuff, you’re Katie’s kind of client. Her loves include teaching people how to negotiate, reading contracts with a red pen, bow ties, and Star Trek. 

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079: Don’t Compete, Be Unique with Norma Jean Maloney, Founder of Red Rider Studios

079: Don’t Compete, Be Unique with Norma Jean Maloney, Founder of Red Rider Studios

Norma Jeanne Maloney is the founder of Red Rider Studios, where she hones her skills as a sign painter and muralist. With three decades of painting experience, she works closely with clients from small brick and mortar stores to tech titans like FaceBook. Norma Jean started her business when it seemed like everyone else had quit. Hand painted everything is what allows her business to offer a unique service for her clients. Today she has one of the most successful sign painting studios in the country, where she leads an industry now in a renaissance.

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Learn How To Leverage Your LGBTQ Superpowers at Work

Learn How To Leverage Your LGBTQ Superpowers at Work

On Thursday, June 28 at 9 am PT/12 pm ET, join Rhodes Perry - host and creator of The Out Entrepreneur - and learn from some of the 1.4 million #OutBosses crushing it in business all while bringing their whole selves to work. During the live webinar, participants will gain concrete strategies from some of the ~100 #OutBosses interviewed on the podcast who shared what their LGBTQ superpowers are, and how they leveraged them in their businesses. The conversation will explore what it takes to be more authentic in your work, no matter if you are an employee or entrepreneur. By learning from LGBTQ entrepreneurs, you’ll move into your own rainbow superpowers, and gain a competitive edge. If you’ve ever wondered if, or how, your work could benefit from leveraging your LGBTQ superpowers, then this live webinar is for you!

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078: Know You Are Good Enough Now with Jess Pettitt, Founder + CEO of Good Enough Now

078: Know You Are Good Enough Now with Jess Pettitt, Founder + CEO of Good Enough Now

Jessica Pettitt, M.Ed., CSP, pulls together her stand-up comedy years with 15+ years of diversity training's in a wide range of organizations to serve groups to move from abstract fears to actionable habits that lead teams to want to work together. With a sense of belonging and understanding, colleagues take more risks with their ideation, conserve precious resources through collaboration, and maintain real connections with clients over time.

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077: Start Here, Start Out, and Stay True to Your Authentic Self with Bernadette Smith, Founder and President of the Equality Institute

077: Start Here, Start Out, and Stay True to Your Authentic Self with Bernadette Smith, Founder and President of the Equality Institute

Bernadette Smith is the Founder and President of the Equality Institute, and an award-winning author of three books. She’s a long-time friend of the show, and kicked off the very first episode of The Out Entrepreneur. On today’s show, you have the opportunity to learn from a seasoned entrepreneur who shares some of the challenges and blessings of being your own boss. If you’ve ever thought about taking the entrepreneurial leap, start here, start out, and stay true to being your authentic self 100% of the time!

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076: Reach the Right People Through Social Media with Thomas Sanchez, CEO + Founder of Social Driver

076: Reach the Right People Through Social Media with Thomas Sanchez, CEO + Founder of Social Driver

Thomas Sanchez, CEO + Founder of Social Driver, a business providing website, social media, and digital advertising solutions to global clients including Honda, Salesforce.com, and the American Heart Association. Thomas has been credited as one of the “most innovative people in Washington, DC” and a top “minority business leader” by the Washington Business Journal. His company’s collaborative culture and cutting-edge strategies have been featured in media appearances on CBS, the BBC, The Wall Street Journal, and now, The Out Entrepreneur.

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075: End Hatred, Bullying, and Intolerance Through Art with Ben Workman, Creative Entrepreneur & Gallery Owner

075: End Hatred, Bullying, and Intolerance Through Art with Ben Workman, Creative Entrepreneur & Gallery Owner

Ben Workman, is a creative entrepreneur, artist, and gallery owner who has been dubbed the Jackson Pollock of the 21st Century. He believes it is a person’s traumas that define the individual, and he releases his joys and pain into his artwork, thus becoming the storyteller of the creation. Ben’s art is a beacon for ending hate, bullying and intolerance in the world. Ben has received national and international recognition, and while exhibiting his work abroad in Dubai, he secured a documentary film deal for “The Jumper Maybach Story.”

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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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