199. Making The World More Accessible with Roll Mobility

“Accessibility allows us to tap into everyone’s potential.”

― Debra Ruh

While diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives are gaining momentum across the nation, it seems individuals with accessibility issues have often been left out of the conversation. Enter Roll Mobility, an innovative app that aims to bridge the information gap for people with disabilities by providing accurate and up-to-date accessibility information! I am so excited to welcome Roll Mobility Founder, Joe Foster, and team member, Rachel Zoeller to the T&T mic! Joe and Rachel share their why on establishing and building this oh-so-need app and their own personal journey’s that led them to this entrepreneurial, passion driven venture. With accessibility, community, and mental health guiding the Roll Mobility ship- Joe and Rachel know that they are sailing toward positive change for this world. The more accessible things are the more humans can connect, be seen, be heard, and be understood- and we all need more of that. Let’s make the world more accessible with roll mobility.

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Accessibility. Community. Mental Health. Able bodied awareness and self-education. Business owners and builders, what you can do no to help. Diversity, inclusion, and bar crawls. Life changing in a minute- attitude over everything. Adversity and acceptance. Faith and the journey as whole

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Time Stamps:

1:15- How it all started 

3:27- Gaining a super power, empathy

5:55- Conscious conversation, at home or online

9:43- Joe and Rachel meet 

10:28- Learning to live disabled

11:22- Rachel’s background

13:15- You don’t know what you don’t know

15:02- Meeting T&T at a Denver Pub Crawl

17:23- Being able to suggest the places that make you feel human

18:00- Building community- for everyone

21:00- It can get dark and scary really fast- positive mindset is a practice

24:38- Memes- the universal memes

28:29- How hard it is to travel disabled

30:50- What you can do now to improve the travel industry

36:57- What coming up with the app- the improvements! 

40:41- How to make your business space more accessible- easily

47:40- Being in survival mode, this too shall pass

51:53- Combating isolation and getting people out

57:56- Where to find Roll Mobility

58:15- What is success to you?

199. Making The World More Accessible with Roll Mobility

Introducing Roll Mobility
Where able-bodied people see options, people with mobility issues often see questions. Roll is here to provide answers. Roll Mobility is an app providing reliable accessibility information, specially designed for wheelchair users and those with mobility issues. The Roll platform equips users with information on restaurants, public spaces, businesses, trails, and parking areas. Say goodbye to doubts about whether a destination is truly accessible. Search for a location, and if reviewed an icon will represent its accessibility rating. The top of the icon indicates overall accessibility, and the bottom indicates bathroom accessibility. A green rating means that the location is accessible for a power chair user. Yellow indicates the location is mostly accessible but some barriers or obstacles might exist. Red indicates the location is not wheelchair accessible. Roll Mobility is a community-driven accessibility tool. Unlike other search engines, we understand that accurate data requires a united effort from the community. 

Together, we’re paving the way for a more inclusive future.
Learn more and download the app at www.rollmobility.com

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Rachel Zoeller, PT, DPT (they/she) is a dedicated individual who has navigated a unique career path. Originally working as a pediatric physical therapist, their journey took an unexpected turn when they sustained an incomplete spinal cord injury, prompting retirement from clinical practice. Undeterred, Rachel found a new calling in the tech world, where they now thrive as the communications lead for Roll Mobility, a groundbreaking start-up that has revolutionized the way people with mobility issues interact with their environment through their innovative accessibility rating app. Off the clock- you can find Rachel hitting the trails on their adaptive off-road trike, promoting disability visibility through lifestyle and adaptive sport, or reading a book.

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198. Elevate Your Life: The Quest for Peak Performance and Longevity

“To sustain longevity, you have to evolve.”

-Aries Spears

I am excited to welcome my longtime friend, mentor, and personal practitioner, Dr. Sean Burkhardt, to the T&T mic! As a former D1 athlete and mutil-appearance CrossFit Games athlete (mostly past the age of 30), I made it a point to find the best in the biz to help optimize my own sports performance to stay competitive as long as possible. If you have competed at a high level, you know you need every advantage you can get and building your team of practitioners is critical. Sean was referred to me years ago from another competitive CrossFit-er and he has been my go-to ever since. Now it’s more about peak performance in life than it is about being a competitive athlete- which is far more important. The health and wellness industry are multibillion-dollar industries for a reason- health and fitness sell- especially quick fixes! So, you know you have to work to find the good, honest, skilled, ones that you can trust. Dr. Sean has a wealth of experience, knowledge, and passion to help people- especially the hard chargers. Check out his bio below to see all the accolades- beyond impressive. What’s more impressive is that he is on the trend setting tip for the new age techniques and technologies for all thing’s human optimization- from sports performance to brain health to chronic illness. He is the one you go to when everyone else can’t figure it out… and if you’re ahead of the game, you have him in your back pocket right now so you are not only living, but thriving. Check out more here and be sure to drop into Dr. Sean’s beautiful Boulder clinic to see all the optimization possibilities at hand- just for you.

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Human optimization. Heath, wellness, and playing the long game. Alive vs. thrive. Custom approach to longevity coaching. Trust, respect, and servicing something bigger than you. Varity humans sticking together, it takes a village. Questioning a better way and challenging authority. Competitive athletes, special forces, and people who want to feel good as they age. Brain health, mental health, physical health, and how it all works together. 

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Time Stamps:

2:00- Sean’s intro and background

3:45-Making time for education

6:40- Young Sean

8:44- Understanding the why

12:11- Intangibles are key, understanding the patient  

13:38- Boulder F.I.T and brain health

14:11- The brain is the only organ you can’t transplant

16:04- The physical AND mental health

20:13 Brain health baseline testing

22:15- Thriving vs. Surviving

25:57- A snap shot into your brain health

27:56- Neurological training

30:09- Ranger, the documentary

32:11- We can do both- military training, getting in and out

36:49- Recognizing when you don’t need to push

 37:23- Breaking down why the brain is so important

41:28- Medication, there is a time and a place… BUT

43:00- The 5 things you can do right now to level up your brain!

47:52- What is success to you?

197. George Mason Women’s Lacrosse: Building a Legacy in 2024

Dr. Sean Burkhardt:
Dr. Sean Burkhardt holds Board Certifications in Sports Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, and Functional Neurology, with a special focus on brain health, injury rehabilitation, and concussion management. He is also a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and a triple-certified NSCA Strength and Conditioning Coach. Dr. Burkhardt has simplified the path to achieving optimal health for you. His commitment to post-graduate education has been dedicated to expanding his expertise in clinical neuroscience, concussion management, neurochemistry, nutrition, strength and conditioning, functional medicine, and neurological rehabilitation. This extensive knowledge equips him to conduct precise assessments, diagnoses, and integrative approaches, recognizing the multifaceted systems that impact these conditions. His comprehensive approach ensures thorough rehabilitation and the attainment of your health and performance goals. @Neurostrongcolorado

Boulder F.I.T.:

Bridging the gap between BIOMECHANICS and NEUROSCIENCE to Optimize human performance.

Bringing high-level performers, the latest evidence-based research in neuroscience, strength and conditioning, injury rehabilitation, neuro-biomechanics, and nutrition to help you heal quickly and achieve peak physical and cognitive performance. 



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197. George Mason Women’s Lacrosse: Building a Legacy in 2024


“All good men and women must take responsibility to create legacies that will take the next generation to a level we could only imagine.”

— Jim Rohn

I am so excited to welcome the Women’s Lacrosse coaching staff of my alma matter, THE George Mason University! Today is a special convo since it has been 20 years since I competed for the university and it’s such a blessing to reconnect with the coaches to discuss their mission, vision, and values for GMU LAX 2024. Head Coach, Kara Mupo leads the staff and team with an ideal balance of head and heart–not shying away from the green and gold bricks that were laid before her to establish and grow the D1 program. Legacy takes time, character, and grit, so it’s awesome to hear of the enthusiasm and personal/professional work ethic of this 2024 coaching staff. They are here to make some noise and continue to elevate the program as a whole- on and off the field (players & humans). Assistant coaches, Nate Medic and Riley Ewing introduce themselves and share some of their coaching philosophies, responsibilities, goals, and personal experiences that led them to coaching. This is a great opportunity to get to meet the entire staff and hear/see more of their human side, especially for the parents and families of players that aren’t local, that don’t get as much face time (that was my family:). Competing at the top level of anything is such a privilege and life shaping experience that you carry with you in everything you do moving forward. It more than warms my heart to see such intentional, mission driven humans take the reins of the GMU Lacrosse program that is (and will always be) a fundamental piece of my personal foundation and continued influence on my own mission, vision, and values. GO PATRIOTS! 

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Building a legacy. How you do something is how you do everything. Coaching. Life skills through sports. Chasing your calling. Leadership and responsibility. Breakdown and breakthrough. The whole human approach. Building on something great and seeing a vision before anyone else does. 

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Time Stamps:


2:00- Kara’s intro

2:59- Nate’s intro

4:14- Riley’s intro

5:57- The human side of the asst. coaches

15:22- Favorite quotes from asst. coaches

18:21- Kara, why she recruited the coaches she did

20:00- Kara the human

24:36- Kara’s injury, breakdown and breakthrough 

27:37- Finding balance, the hard way

30:20- Mental Health at GMU

33:57- Leading by example

35:22- The team and social media 

37:20- Managing the NIL

42:22- Why we are here

44:04- More social media, more alumni relations 

45:41- Thoughts on Title 9

47:57- Kara’s final thoughts, 3 things she want’s Mason lax players to embody

50:11- Players must listen to the end of this podcast:)

51:06- What can the alumni do to further support the program?

197. George Mason Women’s Lacrosse: Building a Legacy in 2024

Kara Mupo, Head Coach:

Two-time NCAA champion Kara Mupo was named the fifth head coach in the history of the George Mason women’s lacrosse program on May 26, 2020. Mupo’s pedigree of excellence within the sport includes a stellar playing career as a collegian at Northwestern and as a professional with both the U.S. National Team and the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League. In addition, Mupo has compiled a diverse and accomplished resume during five seasons as a collegiate assistant coach. Possessing a gifted offensive mind, Mupo helped guide Stony Brook to a No. 1 national ranking in 2018 and Stanford to an NCAA appearance in 2019. “We are thrilled to welcome Kara to our George Mason family,” Edwards said. “She has achieved an elite level of success during every stint of her career while being mentored by some of the top voices in the sport. Kara is a tireless recruiter who possesses the innate ability to develop players. Her high energy style and engaging personality make her a natural leader, and I know our student-athletes will thrive under her direction.” Mupo most recently served as offensive coordinator at Ohio State alongside former George Mason head coach Amy Bokker during the shortened 2020 campaign. Mupo’s championship legacy began as an attack at Northwestern, where she won two national titles (2011, 2012) and led the Wildcats to four consecutive Final Four appearances. While helping to build one of the greatest dynasties in the history of the sport, Mupo scored 186 points (136g, 50a) over her career and served as team captain as a senior.  She began her coaching career as an assistant at William & Mary for two seasons, before moving on to an assistant role at Stony Brook in 2018, where she developed the most potent offense in the nation. Under her guidance, the Seawolves ascended to a No. 1 national ranking while leading the country in points per game (29.28), scoring margin (+10.80), assists per game (11.23) and shot percentage (.547). Mupo joined Bokker – the former Mason head coach – at Stanford in 2019. In Palo Alto, Mupo again orchestrated an outstanding offensive season while transforming the Cardinal into the Pac-12’s top scoring unit. During the 2019 campaign, the Cardinal led the league in shot percentage (.431), assists (125), goals per game (13.89) and points per game (20.47), culminating in an NCAA Tournament appearance. Upon Bokker’s naming as head coach at Ohio State, Mupo joined her in Columbus, where the Buckeyes had amassed wins over Cincinnati and Marquette, among others, before the season ended in March 2020.

A former member of the U.S. Women’s National Team, Mupo also is a decorated player in the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL) and has played for the New England Command over the past two seasons. She won the first WPLL Championship as a member of the Command and led the league in scoring for the second time in three seasons. In 2016, she was a member of the Philadelphia Force and earned all-star status after she led the league in goals. A native of Rocky Point, N.Y., Mupo earned a bachelor of science in human development and psychological services from Northwestern in 2014 and also earned her master’s degree in sports administration at Northwestern in 2015.

Nate Medic, Asst. Coach:

Medic joins the Patriots after spending years as the head coach of the Colonial Forge High School girls’ lacrosse program in Stafford. Under his leadership, the Eagles finished runner-up in the 6A 2021 Virginia State tournament and were two-time Virginia State Regional Champions. The Butler, Pa. native, was named Region Coach-of-the-Year three times. In his five-year stint, the program compiled an impressive 60-12 record. Medic has been coaching club lacrosse in Virginia for the past five years, most recently with the Yellow Jackets Mid Atlantic in Lorton. Before that, Medic was the head coach for Fall Line Lacrosse Club in Stafford. Medic played lacrosse collegiately at Bethany College for one season before transferring to Slippery Rock and participating on the men’s hockey team for three seasons. A 2015 graduate of Slippery Rock University, Medic earned a Bachelor of Science in Education. He began a teaching career as a Health and PE teacher at King George High School in 2016 before moving to the same position at Colonial Forge High School in 2018.

Riley Ewing, Asst. Coach:

Ewing, a two-time graduate of The Ohio State University and five-year member of the women’s lacrosse team, will join the Mason ranks after a year working in Chicago as an ACS Consultant. She also spent the summer months coaching a club lacrosse team out of Marietta, Ga., mentoring players and helping them through the recruiting process.
During her time at Ohio State, Ewing was a three-year starter and a three-time Big Ten Academic Honor Roll honoree. An attacker who also specialized in the draw control, Ewing finished her career ranking seventh all-time in Buckeye history with 119 draw control wins to her name. She also sits at fifth all-time for draw controls in a single season with 71 in 2019, with a career-high 10 draw controls in a single game. Ewing was also named to the inaugural U.S. Women’s Box Training Team in September 2023. The team will participate in three training camps in the Fall of 2023 as it continues preparation for the 2024 World Lacrosse Box Championships in Utica. N.Y. This is the first time that World Lacrosse has hosted a women’s championship in box lacrosse.



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196. From Shadows to Stardom: A Spotlight Survival Guide with Caitlin Spears LIVE


“The cosmic spotlight isn’t pointed at you; it radiates from within you.”

-Marianne Williamson

Let’s face it, with social media and technology we are ALL under the spotlight in some capacity. Some more than others, but the mental health and awareness strategies navigating any spotlight can be used by us all. I am excited to welcome Caitlin Spears to the T&T mic to share her journey from a small-town girl to mainstream modeling to apainful rejection from the hit show ‘America’s Next Top Model’- only to find love with a famous boy band front man! Caitlin shares her journey from the shadows to stardom with a spotlight survival guide managing her mental health, career,  fame, and attention. Caitlin shares how challenges early on led her to her true calling becoming a coach and entrepreneur, intentionally modeling not only apparel, but behaviors and guidance she wishes she had while entering the modeling industry. Caitlin is on a mission with her customized, individual approach to coaching and leadership that clears the smoke, mirrors, and limited beliefs that we all need to navigate on the daily. Cheers to being a more mindful and aware conscious consumer/human being, living our truths.

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Navigating the spotlight: social media, marketing, technology, and beyond. The modeling industry. The entertainment industry. Mental health awareness. Self-care. Mission driven humans. Breakdown and breakthrough. Resilience. Limiting beliefs and self-beliefs. Happiness and mental health strategies. Dating a famous person. Insecurity and security. Trusting the process to find your passion. 

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Time Stamps:

 0:30- Intro to the conversation

1:29- Caitlin Bio/Background

2:54- Feeling like I should have been born somewhere else

3:33- They asked me to be a model

4:44- Social media kicks off

6:24- Hard work and independence

8:14- Living overseas

8:26- Breaking for Mental Health

9:09- Feeling the need to have it all planned out

9:40- I am going to Bali

10:45- Mental Health in a small town- non-existent

 14:00- The human experience, it’s hard

16:20- Always read the contract 

18:58- Messages from the universe

21:59- Focus on what we can control

26:00- Is social media holding you back?

29:54- Customized coaching, positive mindset and loving yourself

35:28- Welcoming clients of all ages

39:45- Price point psychology

40:34- Dating a super star boy bander

41:45- Dating in the spotlight, balancing it all out

45:08- Not all that glitters is gold

46:00- Managing the haters

46:58- I know I am a good person

50:35- having your own identity

53:57- Do it for the right reasons

54:37- Free Gift for all!

56:15- Are you related to Britney

196. From Shadows to Stardom: A Spotlight Survival Guide with Caitlin Spears LIVE

Caitlin Spears:

Caitlin Spears is a certified health and nutrition coach, fitness coach, and founder of Complete by Caitlin. At 18 she experienced a painful rejection from the hit show ‘America’s Next Top Model,’ which affected her relationship with her body and food. She went on to have a successful modeling career and became a certified health and nutrition coach. Caitlin’s mission is to empower individuals to feel strong, healthy, and confident, focusing on both physical well-being and profound self-realization. She holds certifications from the IIN Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Precision Nutrition, and ACE Fitness, and her methods have helped numerous individuals achieve their health goals.

Caitlin has also been a featured panel speaker for organizations like Wilhelmina Models, IIN/Boss Method, and New Miami Girls on subjects including health, entrepreneurship, and her experience in the modeling industry. Growing up on a farm in Oklahoma, Caitlin credits her dedication and strong work ethic to her early life — values she carries into her business today. Her approach to coaching is rooted in authenticity and a genuine desire to make positive changes in people’s lives, positioning her as a respected leader in the health and wellness industry. Caitlin currently resides in Miami, Florida.

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195. Unleash Your Personal Greatness with Hoss Tabrizi

“Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness – great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.”

-Jim Rohn

I am more than excited to have this conversation- it has been over 20 years in the making! Today I welcome best-selling author, coach, wealth advisor and most importantly George Mason University Alumni, Hoss Tabrizi, to the T&T mic! Hoss interviewed me several times during college while we were both attending GMU for his athletic show. Today the roles have changed as I get the honor to interview him and lean into his expertise in coaching (49 seasons!), speaking, and helping people unleash their personal greatness! Hoss is such an amazing person with a wealth of experience and passion for positive impact. We both know it’s so much bigger than the game, it’s about fostering life skills for to be productive humans long after the last whistle is blown. Hoss breaks down guidance on coaching kids, managing parents, maintaining your own happiness, and approaching life with intentionality. Enjoy these wise words and motivation for all ages and get inspired to level up wherever you are in life- today is the day!

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Leveling up and unleashing your personal greatness. Coaching youth sports, managing parents and streaming processes. Living an intentional life. Building good players and great humans. Building the next generation. Impact. Faith. Making the world a better place. Self-improvement. Personal development. Success Mindset.

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Time Stamps:

1:04 Hoss Tabrizi’s Bio

1:38 The importance of Happiness, a new conversation

2:12 Before that, self-care

6:21 Life Skill Through Sports

6:47 Young Hoss

10:45 All the skills you need to coach

15:15 Balancing the burnout

18:20 Over communicate to avoid conflict

24:23 Soccer skills for basketball for life

26:04 KO explains how being a D1 athlete has impacted her life

28:29 KO leaves college to start a biz

28:54 Hoss shares how athletics impacted his life- reps!

31:58 The adversity is the greatness

34:35 Being all in, nurture and nature

35:35 Advice for girl Dads: How do you build alpha women

36:45 Core values, purpose and real confidence

40:31 Hoss and the Boss (his wife)

42:58 Boys sports vs girls sports

46:07 The cost of instant gratification

52:28 These are the chips that I have, how can I make them work for me 

55:52 Building the trust

58:34 Mom says, “what is next?”

59:07 TedX, Mom calls it out

1:02:04 Two broken arms

1:04:22 Rising three kids is hard

1:07:40 Knowing your weaknesses 

1:09:55 Maybe you’re a CrossFitter

1:13:36 What is success to you?

196. Unleash Your Personal Greatness with Hoss Tabrizi

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Hoss Tabrizi is an impact focused motivational speaker, wealth advisor, and athletics coach. 
He is an Amazon Bestselling author, with a fourth release, Unleash Your Greatnesses, out fall of 2023. His radio show, The Breeze, airs on 93.7 FM The Ticket every Sunday at 1:00 PM, EST encapsulating over 25 years of sports announcing on national television, and radio. This includes career highlights announcing for the Washington Nationals, DC United, The NCAA, and for all sports for the University of Maryland and George Mason University. 

Hoss was born and raised Muslim in the greater Washington DC metropolitan area. After graduating from McLean High School, he pursued a degree in Mathematics from George Mason University and worked in education. In 2015, Hoss launched his financial planning business where he skillfully works to enhance his clients’ lives personally, professionally, and financially so they can achieve the lifestyle and dreams they never thought possible. As a devoted husband, father of three, and loyal son, he is committed to a future and world where others discover the best within themselves and live out their true potential. 

All the while, and over 24 years, Hoss has been an athletic leader in the community coaching hundreds of young athletes of all ages. He currently coaches three soccer teams and one AAU basketball team per season. 
Whether it’s coaching people to discover their inner greatness and confidence, instilling the winning mindset, demonstrating that adversity can be overcome, encouraging others to lead with love, or creating clarity to find out how great one truly is…Hoss Tabrizi’s personal, lifelong mission is to help people find and become the best versions of themselves. 

Hoss Tabrizi



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194. Amplifying Underrepresented Voices: Bethany Hawkins Takes The Mic

“I raise up my voice — not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.”

 –Malala Yousafzai

Welcome back to T&T, where we are oh-so passionate about fellow podcasting family especially the ones Amplifying Unheard Voices like Bethany Hawkins is! On today’s episode, we have a remarkable guest who has dedicated her life to ensuring that historically underrepresented voices are heard. Bethany Hawkins, the CEO and Founder of Crackers In Soup, joins us to share her inspiring journey from a corporate career spanning over 18 years to becoming a podcasting powerhouse. Her story is a testament to the incredible impact one person can make when they decide to empower others through podcasting. This is a powerful convo that shows you making pivot just might be the most important step you ever take and to be ready, because the perfect journey is filled with imperfection. Even the pro’s “have days”, so handle all challenges with grace like Bethany does, because every step (even the missteps) are a critical part of the journey.

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Amplifying Underrepresented Voices. The power of podcasting. Representation and holding or clearing space. Taking the mic. Crackers in soup. The imperfect journey. Our children and their safety. The corporate world. Make a pivot and/or taking the leap. Following your heart. Podcasting and the hustle. Women of color leading.

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Time Stamps:

2:00- I am an observer and I knew I wanted to help

3:00- My journey in law

3:30- Burnout and gets intro to podcasting

8:04- The ills of the world, we handle that

8:40- Protective of our daughter because of the things we saw in the world

11:02- You want to come home, call me

16:50- Inappropriate comments, HR is a no-show

17:35- Explaining how a marginalized group feels to non-marginalized people

18:24- the mental load builds up

21:04- The mic is on:)

23:26- Taking the leap!

25:47- Helping people through podcasting

31:54- humanizing the brand

32:29- What kept you so grounded?

32:45- My Mom, the super hero

35:20- self-awareness, owning your shit

38:21- you have to be cemented to your ground as an entrepreneur

42:05- the team is on the yacht with me when big success hit

46:00- Crackers In Soup

50:45- The cream of the crop rises

54:39- Companies should look at the importance of podcasting

55:00- Put a line in your budget for podcasting marketing

1:00:44- Embracing the journey- all of it:)

194. Amplifying Underrepresented Voices: Bethany Hawkins Takes The Mic

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Bethany Hawkins:

Bethany Hawkins is the CEO and Founder of Crackers In Soup.  Being a black woman who worked in corporate for over 18 years, she knows what it is like to not be heard.  So…she decided to create a company that ensures all historically underrepresented voices are heard.

Since its inception, Crackers In Soup has worked on over 80 podcasts from creating cover art to helping women create their podcast vision through launches, podcast management, consultations, etc. She has worked on podcasts that are award nominated, won awards (including her own), podcasts that have 3 million listeners and one podcast she worked on was featured in a Princeton course. 

Sharing her expertise on summits, such as Podfest, Afros & Audio, Podcast Editor Academy to name a few, she has been coined a “Thought Leader” but still blushes and claps in excitement when someone invites her to speak! Believing that sharing knowledge is the only way to help us create generational wealth, Bethany is now sharing what she has learned in her decades of business experience and her podcasting knowledge in a mentorship and coaching program for podcast service providers.

Instagram – @bcrackersinsoup

LinkedIn – @crackersinsoup

Twitter – @crackers_in                                                                                             

Tik Tok – @crackers_in_soup

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193. Red Rocks Vodka: The Story, The Strength, and The Spirit

“A good half of the art of living is resilience.”
― Alain de Botton

Step into the world of artisanal spirits with ‘Red Rocks Vodka: The Story, The Strength, and The Spirit.’ Join me and Founder, Ashley Blankenship, on a flavorful journey as we explore the Red Rocks Vodka journey, it’s meticulous craftsmanship, and the captivating spirit of the human, Ashley, behind the brand . Red Rocks Vodka is minority, woman owned, AND local- from its origin in the heart of the Rockies to the dedication and passion that goes into every bottle, this libation is filled with flavor and purpose. Get ready to sip, savor, and be inspired to take on life’s challenges, further recognize your own resilience- and remember to have fun while doing it!  Let’s raise our glasses to the exceptional story, strength, and spirit of Red Rocks Vodka.

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Red Rocks Vodka. Strength, spirit, resilience, life. Entrepreneurship. Taking a change. Self-discovery and internal belief. The power of showing up and letting go. The music business. Breakdowns and breakthroughs. Work hard, play hard, believe hard. Woman owned, minority owned, local small business. Colorado. 

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Time Stamps:

1:47- Intro, Ashley’s Background

5:00- Mental Health changes the path

7:15- We jumped in!

10:15- Moving to Colorado

12:00- Starting the business

14:00- Partnerships and support

15:40- Leaning into intuition

17:19- Déjà vu

20:24- Kids and social media, honest conversation

24:43- Breaking out of the box

25:32- Finding and defining yourself 

27:20- Wearing all the hats

29:16- What am I doing? 

28:26- I just want to help people

28:43- Humanizing the brand

31:29- Don’t sleep on the fun

31:46- Where can you get Red Rocks Vodka

34:18- The distribution game

36:42- Support your local brand, support your local content creator!

42:05- Upcoming events

44:18- What is success to you?

193. Red Rocks Vodka: The Story, The Strength, and The Spirit

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Ashley Blankenship:

Ashley is the owner of Red Rocks Spirits and currently wears many hats. She’s a former recording artist turned stay-at-home mom turned doula turned business woman. Her family is the most important thing in her life and cheerleading other women is her passion.

Red Rocks Spirits is a Colorado spirits company currently offering Red Rocks Vodka in the Denver Metro. Our focus is providing high quality local spirits at an affordable price. We believe Colorado is special. Cocktails should be simple. Friends and family come first.​

We’re proud to say we’re minority-woman owned. We love to have a good time and want to share the joy of responsibly imbibing a deliciously crafted cocktail with friends both old and new.



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