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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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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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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063: Triumph Over Adversity with Molly Cameron, Professional Cyclo-Cross Champion and Owner of the Portland Bicycle Studio

063: Triumph Over Adversity with Molly Cameron, Professional Cyclo-Cross Champion and Owner of the 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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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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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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050: Celebrate Episode FIFTY with Guest Host Christa King Interviewing Rhodes Perry, Host and Creator of the Out Entrepreneur!

050: Celebrate Episode FIFTY with Guest Host Christa King Interviewing Rhodes Perry, Host and Creator of the Out Entrepreneur!

Celebrate episode FIFTY with guest host Christa King interviewing The Out Entrepreneur host and creator, Rhodes Perry. Rhodes is an award winning social entrepreneur, and a nationally recognized diversity, equity, and inclusion thought leader. Media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, and The Huffington Post have featured his accomplishments in transforming large organizations into ones that are more respectful and inclusive of diverse stakeholders. Rhodes is the founder of a national strategic management firm helping leaders build workplace cultures of belonging. As a part of his inclusion work, he created The Out Entrepreneur to empower thousands of LGBTQ people to pursue building the businesses of their dreams, all while being their authentic selves 100% of the time.

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049: Learn How to Lead from a Place of Authentic Empowerment with Carson Cooper, Founder of CCC

049: Learn How to Lead from a Place of Authentic Empowerment with Carson Cooper, Founder of CCC

Carson Cooper is a leadership development consultant who works with innovative businesses creating social change. Carson has been a coach, trainer, and mediator for 6 years whose passion is to connect leaders to their highest potential. Carson's belief is that everyone is a leader by choice or default, and that when leaders are connected to their highest potential they are most effective and free. His mission is to help high performers lead from a place of authentic empowerment by providing leadership development through adventurous and transformative experiences.

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048: JFDI & Master the Secrets of Leveraging Meetup.com to Grow and Scale Your Business with Kat Halushka, Founder of Meetup Tribe

048: JFDI & Master the Secrets of Leveraging Meetup.com to Grow and Scale Your Business with Kat Halushka, Founder of Meetup Tribe

Kat Halushka has spent the past several years creating and mastering Meetup.com groups, which led to the creation of her business, Meetup Tribe. Meetup Tribe helps entrepreneurs generate more leads and convert them into paying clients through hosting live events via Meetup.com. She has successfully used this online platform to build her business, sell her products and services, become a pillar in her community, and even secure major sponsorships to fund her events. Hailing from Edmonton, Canada, let Kat share the secrets of leveraging live events to attract and generate more leads for your business.

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046: Reinvent the Way You Think About Branding and Marketing with Entrepreneurial Powerhouse Robyn Streisand, Founder of The Mixx

046: Reinvent the Way You Think About Branding and Marketing with Entrepreneurial Powerhouse Robyn Streisand, Founder of The Mixx

Robyn Streisand is a 30-year veteran in the world of marketing. Her full-service agency, The Mixx, just celebrated its 20th anniversary, and her business instincts and passion for diversity led to the creation of her second venture, Titanium Worldwide, launched in 2014. How effective is Robyn? Well, her clients have her on speed-dial and appreciate that they can always count on her for ideation sessions; among them are Mercedes-Benz, Disney, and Deloitte. Away from working on her businesses, Robyn and her partner Linda have raised two beautiful girls together, and reside in the Big Apple.

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045: Learn How to Start Your Own Small Business from Idea to Success with Judy Hissong from Nesso Strategies

045: Learn How to Start Your Own Small Business from Idea to Success with Judy Hissong from Nesso Strategies

Judy Hissong is President of Nesso Strategies and founder of the Legal Leadership Institute. Her businesses focus on maximizing human potential, particularly in developing leadership skills including self-awareness, communication, teams, accountability, and other-awareness. Judy dreamed of starting a small business at an early age that centered around leadership development. Tune into this conversation, and hear directly from Judy about how to manifest your business dreams into reality.

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044: Follow Your Heart and Be a Change Agent in Your Business with Author and Speaker, Dina Proto

044: Follow Your Heart and Be a Change Agent in Your Business with Author and Speaker, Dina Proto

As a Registered Nurse, Author, and Speaker, Dina Proto offers compelling insight into the health issues of those within the LGBTQ community. Dina’s spirited approach motivates engagement to foster change by creating compassionate awareness of the health care inequalities faced by those in the LGBTQ community, how they are created, and how to overcome them. When Dina isn’t busy with her business, she’s focused on supporting other business owners affiliated with the Las Vegas LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce.

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