113: Make Your Next Bold Move with Author and Speaker, Rick Clemons, Host of the Life Uncloseted Podcast

113: Make Your Next Bold Move with Author and Speaker, Rick Clemons, Host of the Life Uncloseted Podcast

If you didn’t listen to episode 25, here’s a little background about Rick: He is a well-known culture disruptor (in a good way), “closet buster,” and bad ass bold move strategist. Tapping into his 25 years’ experience in hospitality, technology, branding, marketing, and personal development he’s created a no B.S. approach for success - live your truth with no apologies. As a result, individuals, teams, and organizations embrace his approach, busting out of their suffocating closets to make the bold moves!

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109: Overcome the Struggle to Live Authentically with Mark D. Gibson, Best-Selling Author of Served in Silence

109: Overcome the Struggle to Live Authentically with Mark D. Gibson, Best-Selling Author of Served in Silence

Retired U.S. Air Force Captain Mark David Gibson currently works in Communications with the U.S. Small Business Administration, helping entrepreneurs like us build and scale our businesses. Mark has also recently made his debut as an author with his best-selling book, Served in Silence, the Struggle to Live Authentically. His book has launched his speaking business which is centered around the, “Authenticity Alignment 360.” On this week’s episode, we discuss Mark’s book, why he wrote it, and how it has led him to build a successful speaking enterprise.

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087: Startup a New Business and Put Your Entrepreneurship Wisdom to the Test with Ingrid and Shannon, Founders of Levio Travel

087: Startup a New Business and Put Your Entrepreneurship Wisdom to the Test with Ingrid and Shannon, Founders of Levio Travel

Ingrid and Shannon recently graduated with their MBAs from Boston University and MIT. Now, they're putting their entrepreneurship education to the test with their new startup Levio, a diverse community of LGBTQ+ travelers who swap homes to feel welcomed and accepted, get relevant recommendations, and save money. Not only are they building a startup together, but they're also building a life together; they've been dating since 2014 and live in Boston's South End with their French Bulldog Stella.

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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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085: Connect with the Chief Financial Officer Every Small Business Owner Needs with Jax Wheatley, Founder + CEO of Rainbow Tax Accounting

085: Connect with the Chief Financial Officer Every Small Business Owner Needs with Jax Wheatley, Founder + CEO of Rainbow Tax Accounting

Jax Wheatley is the Chief Financial Officer Every Small Business Owner Needs. With over 18 years running their own business, Rainbow Tax & Accounting, Jax loves providing quality, affordable accounting services to individuals, small business, and non-profit organization. When not busy running their own business, Jax dedicates their free time expanding economic opportunities serving as the board treasurer for PABA, Portland’s LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce.

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084: Build a Profitable Business that Works for Social Good with Lisa Snyder, Founder + Creator of Tokeativity

084: Build a Profitable Business that Works for Social Good with Lisa Snyder, Founder + Creator of Tokeativity

Lisa Snyder is a Portland-based feminist, the Founder and Co-Creator of Tokeativity, a Cannabis Community for Women, and the owner of Elle*Eye Web Design Consulting. With nearly two decades of entrepreneurial experience, she continues to be recognized for her work in Time Out New York, Go Magazine, Oregon Leaf, PUSH Magazine, CannabisTours.com, Stoner Magazine, The Weed Blog, and Splimm.com, among many others.

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083: Learn How to Grow Your Online Community to 25 Million Followers with Christof Wittig, Hornet Networks Founder + CEO

083: Learn How to Grow Your Online Community to 25 Million Followers with Christof Wittig, Hornet Networks Founder + CEO

Christof is the Founder and CEO at Hornet Networks, the world’s premiere gay social network. Founded in 2011 with the mission to provide gay men the opportunity for meaningful connections, Hornet has grown to 25 million total users, creating a community that comes together around shared experience and common interests. Christoff identifies as a serial software entrepreneur & investor, he serves as the President of the LGBT Foundation, and he lives with his partner of 21 years, Juan, in San Francisco.

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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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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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