102: Learn Why Diefendorff Is America’s Next Great Watch Company with Founder & CEO, James Reeves

102: Learn Why Diefendorff Is America’s Next Great Watch Company with Founder & CEO, James Reeves

James Reeves is the head watch designer, accountant, supply chain guru, warehouse manager, human resources professional, blog writer, ad copy writer, and chief photographer for Diefendorff. And in his spare time he also takes on other roles for Diefendorff like web site design, database management, public relations, sales, customer fulfillment, customer relationship management, internship program coordinator and leadership development. In other words, he's an entrepreneur at heart at is thrilled that each day - and each hour - is different from the last. He also has an amazing and very old dog.

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101: Learn How Your Book Can Help Your Business with Brad Graber, Award Winning Author

101: Learn How Your Book Can Help Your Business with Brad Graber, Award Winning Author

Brad Graber is the author of the award-winning novel, The Intersect, set in Phoenix in 2010 which follows the lives of strangers as they make powerful life-long connections. His second novel, After the Fall, was released in May 2018 and is the story of a teenager being raised by her grandmother who goes on a journey to find her family. Brad spent 30 years in healthcare and is a former Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Certified Medical Practice Administrator through The Medical Group Management Association. Brad currently lives in Phoenix with his husband Jeff and their 15-year old miniature poodle, Charlie. 

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100: Celebrate the Out Entrepreneur’s 100th Episode by Honoring International Transgender Day of Remembrance #TDOR2018

100: Celebrate the Out Entrepreneur’s 100th Episode by Honoring International Transgender Day of Remembrance #TDOR2018

In celebration of the podcast’s 100th episode, we are airing a special panel discussion featuring local transgender, non-binary, and ally community leaders committed to expanding economic opportunities through the PDX Trans Works Project. Airing this panel discussion is timely given that today is the International Transgender Day of Remembrance – an annual observance memorializing those who were murdered due to anti-transgender hatred. The day also honors those who are still surviving, thriving, and committed to building a better world affirming of transgender people. If you are an #OutBoss curious as to how you can expand economic opportunities for transgender people, you don’t want to miss the this episode!

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099: Join the #BelongingMovement with Rhodes Perry, Founder & CEO of Rhodes Perry Consulting and Author of Belonging at Work

099: Join the #BelongingMovement with Rhodes Perry, Founder & CEO of Rhodes Perry Consulting and Author of Belonging at Work

Learn about Rhodes Perry’s new book, Belonging at Work, as the brilliant Shawn Price, host of the popular podcast Chasing Fifty stars as the show’s guest host. When you tune in, you’ll have the opportunity to join a movement of passionate leaders, change makers, movers, and shakers working together to cultivate workplace cultures where everyone can show up as their authentic selves, where their differences are celebrated as a source of strength, and where their contributions are valued. This episode encourages & empowers you to establish a bold vision of what a healthier workplace could be, and it offers a blueprint for the future of work. Join the #BelongingMovement today!

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098: Live Podcast Recording! Harness Your Rainbow Superpowers & Gain a Competitive Advantage at Work with Panelists from the 2018 NGLCC Business Leaders Conference

098: Live Podcast Recording! Harness Your Rainbow Superpowers & Gain a Competitive Advantage at Work with Panelists from the 2018 NGLCC Business Leaders Conference

During this live podcast recording, hear from some of today’s most inspiring LGBTQ entrepreneurs interviewed at the NGLCC’s annual leadership conference in Philadelphia. The conversation explores what it takes to have an out boss mindset, and how to gauge when to come out to business partners, colleagues, clients, etc. (even for those who are implicitly out). We then spend a good amount of time discussing how to leverage our rainbow superpowers gleaned from years of lived experiences to build a thriving business. If you’ve ever wondered if, or how, your LGBTQ identity offers a competitive edge in the world of business, this live podcast recording is for you!

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097: Fuel Your Social Enterprise with Your Passion & Past Work Experience with Sonia Fay Stolfo, Founder of the Afrikan Clothing Co.

097: Fuel Your Social Enterprise with Your Passion & Past Work Experience with Sonia Fay Stolfo, Founder of the Afrikan Clothing Co.

Sonia Fay Stolfo identifies as a queer entrepreneur who has made Portland, Oregon her adopted home for the past decade. Equipped with a degree in Economics and several years of nonprofit experience, she hatched the idea to start the Afrikan Clothing Co., a social enterprise based in Kenya. The business is dedicated to producing custom fit women’s clothing while investing profits back into the community through projects that support young women and girls. She is currently working to secure seed funding for her business, and believes in its immense potential to lead the way forward for conscious business practices.

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096: Identify Your Professional Superpowers and Build a Business Around Them with Sheilah Sable, Founder of CallSheilah!

096: Identify Your Professional Superpowers and Build a Business Around Them with Sheilah Sable, Founder of CallSheilah!

Sheilah Sable is the owner and founder of Call Sheilah! Your Personal Concierge, where she oversees the delivery of concierge services, senior move management operations and support for legislative advocacy and education organizations in Albany, NY. Sheilah means business. She started her business after years of advocacy, organizing, and hustling for various non-profits in the Capital District. Her business serves busy professionals and people who need extra support and staffing in their lives and businesses.

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095: Master the Secrets of Your Industry and Inspire Millions Around the Globe with Sharon Love, CEO of SpeakInspire.com

095: Master the Secrets of Your Industry and Inspire Millions Around the Globe with Sharon Love, CEO of SpeakInspire.com

Sharon Love, M.Ed. (Psychology) is CEO of SpeakInspire.com. Known as the "kid who can't even talk" because of painful shyness in high school, Sharon Love, M.Ed. researched psychological secrets of the world's greatest speakers and leaders. By using the secrets she discovered, she went on to raise $6,000,000 with a single presentation. She also inspired millions of people with inspirational speaking and online programs in English, French and Spanish, and helped her clients attract over $14,000,000.

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094: Forge a Path for the Next Generation and Create More Inclusion in Your Industry with Sandy Eichel, Financial Advisor, Writer, and Professional Speaker

094: Forge a Path for the Next Generation and Create More Inclusion in Your Industry with Sandy Eichel, Financial Advisor, Writer, and Professional Speaker

Sandy Eichel is a financial advisor, writer and professional speaker about Authenticity,  Diversity and Inclusion. As an openly gay woman in a very white straight conservative male industry, she has forged a way to be her authentic self and to help create more inclusion in her industry and others across the country. She started a nonprofit initiative in 2016 to help underprivileged kids in Madison called Joyful Futures Through Music.

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093: Eradicate Pay Discrimination in the Workplace and Watch Your Business Grow with Rebecca Channer, Founder & CEO of ProsperCity

093: Eradicate Pay Discrimination in the Workplace and Watch Your Business Grow with Rebecca Channer, Founder & CEO of ProsperCity

Rebecca is the Founder & CEO of PropsperCity, a business born from her imagination in response to growing evidence that pay discrimination and disparity still exit in most workplaces. Having endured adversity, trauma and significant stress during her childhood and young adult years, Rebecca funneled these early learning opportunities into her work as an advocate, activist, teacher, manager, director and eventual social entrepreneur. She believes that resilience is the secret ingredient that increases the surface area of one’s heart.

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092: Sail Into Blue Ocean Territory Where Your Business Can Confidently Stand Out And Thrive with Karley Cunningham, Founder of Big Bold Brand, Inc.

092: Sail Into Blue Ocean Territory Where Your Business Can Confidently Stand Out And Thrive with Karley Cunningham, Founder of Big Bold Brand, Inc.

As the Founder, Big Thinker, and Creative Strategist at Big Bold Brand Inc. and having built three successful businesses, Karley Cunningham knows what it takes to start, build and lead a company that delivers results. She takes businesses from crowded, commoditized, and competitive spaces out into blue ocean territory where they can confidently stand-out and thrive. Companies that want to differentiate themselves retain Karley to sharpen their value proposition so it cuts through the noise. Clients then experience greater ability to attract ideal clients and top talent, raise funds, win strategic partnerships and boost profits.

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091: Get to Know Yourself and Your Divine Talents Better with Frank Macri, President & Founder of Namasgay

091: Get to Know Yourself and Your Divine Talents Better with Frank Macri, President & Founder of Namasgay

Frank Macri is the President and Founder of Namasgay, an organization that offers events connecting spiritually-minded LGBTQ+ leaders. Namasgay is most known for its 3-day summit designed for those wanting to understand who they are and what they have to offer to the world. Frank is also the Founder of Speak More, Make More, a business that offers resources for coaches, counselors and entrepreneurs who want to leverage their business through speaking. Frank has spoken internationally to thousands of high-performing entrepreneurs, an Emmy award winner, and some of the world's most successful leaders.

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090: Recognize Your Personal Power to Transform Your Life with Jay Pryor, Executive Coach and Founder of Jay Pryor Consulting

090: Recognize Your Personal Power to Transform Your Life with Jay Pryor, Executive Coach and Founder of Jay Pryor Consulting

Jay is a speaker, executive coach and facilitator of corporate trainings and workshops around the world. They are a transgender and gender nonconforming advocate and educator for inclusivity and gender consciousness. They also serve as the co-host of Doing the Work with Jay and Becca, a weekly podcast devoted to awakening people to their own power to transform their lives. Jay is the author of the acclaimed book, Lean Inside: 7 Steps to Personal Power: A Practical Guide to Transformation for Women. Jay lives with their wife Jessica and their two children in Lawrence, Kansas.

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089: Wake Up to the Power of Your Mindset and Turbocharge Your Business with Rich Oceguera, Founder + CEO of Rich Awakenings

089: Wake Up to the Power of Your Mindset and Turbocharge Your Business with Rich Oceguera, Founder + CEO of Rich Awakenings

Weaving together 34 years of personal, business and spiritual development experience, Rich Oceguera, CEO of Rich Awakenings, shows you how to tubrbocharge your business by waking up to the power of your mindset. Rich is also an author, award-winning business leader, and co-founder and president emeritus of New York City's first-ever LGBTQ chamber of commerce, Rich loves to share his expertise on how to Be Connected with mindful professionals around the globe in his private coaching, online trainings, live events, and inspirational broadcasts.

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088: Transform Your Next Great Idea Into A Successful Business Enterprise with Hunter Sunrise, Founder + CEO of Hot Diggity! Dog Walking + Pet Sitting

088: Transform Your Next Great Idea Into A Successful Business Enterprise with Hunter Sunrise, Founder + CEO of Hot Diggity! Dog Walking + Pet Sitting

Hunter Sunrise is a serial entrepreneur having founded thirteen businesses over the past two decades. The business that started it all, Hot Diggity! Dog Walking + Pet Sitting, is the largest pet care company in Pacific Northwest, and it is the second largest employer of LGBTQ staff in the region. Learn how Hunter got started in business, how he continues to blend his passions with his businesses, and how you can transform your next great idea into a successful business enterprise.  

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086: Center Your Next Marketing Campaign Around Your Identity with Ellie Anne Dote, Founder + Owner of EllieGirl Creations

086: Center Your Next Marketing Campaign Around Your Identity with Ellie Anne Dote, Founder + Owner of EllieGirl Creations

Ellie Anne Dote is founder and owner of EllieGirl Creations, a marketing firm in Fresno, California that specializes in helping small business owners understand their identity as the basis for their entire marketing campaign. With over 25 years of experience in the graphic design industry and 10 years in the website design industry, Ellie uses her design expertise to create powerful user experiences for her clients and their prospective customers. She works with folks all over the country, and by the end of our conversation today, you can learn how to get in touch with her.

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