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.

This one is a video, so be sure to check us out on You Tube!

Highlights:

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. 

Related Articles:

Caitlin Spears Entertainment News, Photos, and Videos

James Maslow packs on the PDA with girlfriend Caitlin …

Caitlin Spears Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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.

. .

Get In Touch With T&T:

IG: @TurmericTequila

Facebook: @TurmericAndTequila

Tik Tok: @TurmericTequila

Website: www.TurmericAndTequila.com

Host: Kristen Olson

IG: @Madonnashero

Website: www.KOAlliance.com

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!

This one is a video, so be sure to check us out on You Tube!

Highlights:

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.

Related Articles:

Hoss Tabrizi: Fostering Growth, Inspiring Resilience

Hoss Tabrizi: Inspiring Personal and Professional Growth

 Hoss Tabrizi, Financial Advisor – Mc Lean, VA 22102

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

. . .

Hoss Tabrizi: BEST SELLING AUTHOR, COACH & EXECUTIVE WEALTH ADVISOR

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

Hosstabrizi.com

https://www.hosstabrizi.com

. .

Get In Touch With T&T:

IG: @TurmericTequila

Facebook: @TurmericAndTequila

Tik Tok: @TurmericTequila

Website: www.TurmericAndTequila.com

Host: Kristen Olson

IG: @Madonnashero

Website: www.KOAlliance.com

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.

This one is a video, so be sure to check us out on You Tube!

Highlights:

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.

Related Articles:

Passing the microphone: broadening perspectives by amplifying underrepresented voices

From ethical to equitable social media technologies: Amplifying underrepresented youth voices in digital technology design

Can the subaltern (s) speak? Amplifying the voices of global South scholars in the Australasian marketing academy

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

. . .

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.
https://crackersinsoup.com/

Instagram – @bcrackersinsoup

LinkedIn – @crackersinsoup

Twitter – @crackers_in                                                                                             

Tik Tok – @crackers_in_soup

. . .

Get In Touch With T&T:

IG: @TurmericTequila

Facebook: @TurmericAndTequila

Tik Tok: @TurmericTequila

Website: www.TurmericAndTequila.com

Host: Kristen Olson

IG: @Madonnashero

Website: www.KOAlliance.com

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.

This one is a video, so be sure to check us out on You Tube!

Highlights:

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. 

Related Articles:

Red Rocks Vodka: Beyond Top Shelf, It’s Mile High!

Red Rocks Hand Crafted Vodka

Local restaurant owner creates vodka that goes “viral” 

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

. . .

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.

@redrocksspirits

Https://www.redrocksspirits.com

. . .

Get In Touch With T&T:

IG: @TurmericTequila

Facebook: @TurmericAndTequila

Tik Tok: @TurmericTequila

Website: www.TurmericAndTequila.com

Host: Kristen Olson

IG: @Madonnashero

Website: www.KOAlliance.com

192. Rebel with a Cause: The Process Leads To The Purpose

“Through suffering comes wisdom. Through surrender comes faith. Through resilience, comes hope. Keep going.”

– Rita Said

I am so excited about this conversation as I am welcoming longtime fitness family to the T&T mic, Gabriel (Gabs) Sandoval! Gabriel entered into the CrossFit world about the same time as I did, so we have seen the entire sport and culture grown and evolve from the ground up. Much like CrossFit, Gabriel shares his story as a rebel with a cause and how he trusted the process as it ultimately led him to his purpose. There are few things in life that are true, but one is for sure- almost nothing is as it seems. Gabriel played sports and was athletic in his past, but he had many twists and turns far from the gym before he was leading people on their fitness, health, and wellness journey. His story is one of process, loss, resilience, and major pivots- knowing that he wouldn’t be where he is now without each piece of the breakdown and breakthrough. If you are looking for an inspiring story wondering how it will all shake out for you, tune into this convo. It’s reminder for everyone to keep the faith, keep showing up, and to lean back into what you initially loved. It will work out.

This one is a video, so be sure to check us out on You Tube!

Highlights:

Breakdowns and breakthroughs. Becoming a fitness pro after an anti-fitness life. Loss, faith, resilience, and the clarity that comes. Being the youngest. Be at the right place at the right time. Taking on challenges and leading by example. Not having it all figured out. 

Related Articles:

Business Q&A: CrossFit MOB, Thornton

 CrossFit community, information community: Needs …

https://journal.crossfit.com/article/what-is-crossfit-2

CrossFitrelated hip and groin injuries: a case series

Time Stamps:

1:55- Young Gabriel

5:58- Enter the party scene in high school

7:40- You are who you hang out with

10:31- Intellectual gifted, but don’t love school

13:45- I want to become a pro snowboarder

14:55- Actually not, logic sets in

16:01- I want to go back to school

16:32- A deep story, where my life forked in the road

17:02- Dealing Drugs

17:52- We always want more

18:27- Cocaine air

19:18- Stepping on the local toes

20:21- Tragedy happens

22:15- Saved by prom, my girlfriend saved my life

22:30- Healing in nature

29:20- Bartending, make that cash

31:23- CrossFit over medical school

35:32- I started training again

36:16- Lean and semi mean

38:29- Intro to CrossFit

38:44- I’m a rebel 

39:08- Semi wise words…

45:46- I wasn’t as fit as I thought

50:12- CrossFit, I was in

54:01- I didn’t plan to be a gym owner

58:16- Community is the success

1:00:00- What is CrossFit going to look like 10yrs for now

1:00:01- MOB, the facility

1:03:23- Authentically bleeding the cause

1:05:56- Don’t be a boss, be a leader

1:09:50- Come in for a free workout

192.Rebel with a Cause: The Process Leads To The Purpose

. . .

Gabriel (Gabs) Sandoval

Owner/Head Coach @ CrossFit MOB

From a young age I always enjoyed being active. I started wrestling when I was six years old and continue to do so for about 10 years. Once I got to middle school and high school I started to play football and basketball and I also got into skateboarding and snowboarding.

After high school, I moved to the mountains so I could snowboard more. I did that for about a year and then decided I wanted to go back to college so I moved back to Denver. During my time in college is when I really got into physical exercise and around that same time as what I found CrossFit. That was about 13 years ago. I immediately fell in love with Crossfit and started coaching Crossfit as much as I could. 

I graduated college in 2014 with my degrees in biology and chemistry. After that I worked in the medical field for a short period of time and then I got the opportunity to become a gym manager at a CrossFit gym so I did that. About a year and a half later I got an opportunity become a partial owner. In about five years ago, I got an opportunity to become the majority owner of Crossfit MOB, which I did.

We now have one of the bigger CrossFit gyms in the state of Colorado and I can see I truly love what I do. Health and fitness are my passion and leading people in that direction is why I get up and do what I do every day.

www.CrossFit-mob.com

@crossfitmob 

@mindoverbodyfit 

Gabriel Serafin Sandoval

@thegabrielshow

. . .

Get In Touch With T&T:

IG: @TurmericTequila

Facebook: @TurmericAndTequila

Tik Tok: @TurmericTequila

Website: www.TurmericAndTequila.com

Host: Kristen Olson

IG: @Madonnashero

Website: www.KOAlliance.com

191. Denver Pub Crawl: Mission Driven Humans Uniting Us One Social Sip At A Time

“There is beauty and power in unity. We must be united in heart and mind. One world, one people.”

– Lailah Gifty Akita

We are excited to continue to highlight and focus on the local mission driven humans in Colorado making moves while making impact! Today we have the awesome and determined Founders of Denver Pub Crawl, Ty Sondag and Logan Lakos. Denver Pub Crawl is not your average crazy bar crawl, it’s an organized small group (ish) curated experience with safety and unity at the forefront.  Both Ty and Logan have had amazing experiences on international pub crawls while traveling and they teamed up to bring that experience to Denver… and eventually, beyond. Both share their journey’s in life thus far and they’re overall mission of positive impact in this world all while having a good time. If you are local to Colorado, just visiting, or want to see a new side of Denver, sign up for one of their coming crawls- it’s a VIP experience on a budget with fellow fun humans. Community, unity, connection- cheers!

This one is a video, so be sure to check us out on You Tube!

Highlights:

Uniting the world one sip at a time. National vs. International pub crawls. Putting safety and responsibly at the forefront of a fun business. Entrepreneurship and wearing all the hats. Doing business the right way and taking care of people. Reputation and graceful disruption. Chasing the dream and serving your purpose. The past predicting the preset. 

Related Articles:

Denver Pub Crawl, the Best Bar Hopping in Denver  

Taylor Swift Denver bar crawl, silent disco video goes viral … 

Denver Pub Crawl – All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

Time Stamps:

Time Stamps:

4:30- Ty’s Back Story

5:36- Logan’s Back Story

10:30- Ty and Logan Meet, Launch Denver Pub Crawl… and the pandemic happens

12:06- We’re back after the pandemic, unite the people18:00- The experience after the pandemic- bars love us!

22:13- We bring more than drink specials, we bring an experience 36:00- Everyone is welcome to join- locals, travelers, solos

36:40- American style pub crawls vs international pub crawls46:00- Contributing to something larger than ourselves

56:38- How did you get into this business?

1:04- Overcoming fear and just starting

1:15:00- We are so proud of our reputation, check the reviews!

1:21:50- Our training, staff, and non-profits

1:31:21- Conscious conversation and guidelines

1:43:01- Private events/parties

1:50:00- The craziest story of one of our bar crawls…

1:50:21- What is success to you?

191. Denver Pub Crawl: Mission Driven Humans Uniting Us One Social Sip At A Time

. . .

Ty Sondag is the co-founder and CEO of Denver Pub Crawl. When he’s not crawling, you can find him traveling, running, and lending a hand at beer, wine, and food festivals. 

 Logan Lakos is the Co-Founder and COO of Denver Pub Crawl. He grew up in Austin, TX, and has been taking advantage of the outdoors Boulder and Denver has to offer for almost eight years now. 

What is Denver Pub Crawl?Maybe you’re local and don’t know the best bars in Denver. Maybe you’re on vacation, or new in town, and want to be introduced to Denver nightlife. Denver Pub Crawl is an all-access party pass that grants you exclusive access to drink specials at each of our venues, as we “crawl” from one fun bar to the next. Crawling is a laid-back night time experience where hosts take ticket-holders bar hopping in Downtown Denver’s Ballpark Neighborhood, LoDo.  

Denver Pub Crawl:How does a pub crawl work?Grab a ticket and get ready! First, you meet a Denver Pub Crawl Host at the starting location. They get you checked in, introduce you to the group and make sure you have everything you need for the crawl. You’ll grab a drink and get to know your new friends for the evening. Before you know it, the host will announce that it’s time to close out and head to the next bar. You’ll hit 4 or more bars during your crawl, and the host will let you know once you’ve reached the last. Some of our bars offer food, and there are usually food trucks along the way. Sometimes, your host will initiate games for the group if the vibe is right.  Denver Pub Crawl works directly with our partner bars in LoDo to give you the very best drink specials in Denver every single week.  

http://www.denverpubcrawl.com

@denverpubcrawl

. . .

Get In Touch With T&T:

IG: @TurmericTequila

Facebook: @TurmericAndTequila

Tik Tok: @TurmericTequila

Website: www.TurmericAndTequila.com

Host: Kristen Olson

IG: @Madonnashero

Website: www.KOAlliance.com

190. Empower & Elevate: The Entrepreneur’s Path to Team and Community Triumph

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

-Winston Churchill

Join us in this episode of Empower & Elevate: The Entrepreneur’s Path to Team and Community Triumph, as we sit down with Andrew Dana, the visionary force behind Call Your Mother Bagel Deli and Timber Pizza Co. Discover Andrew’s journey from food enthusiast to entrepreneurial success story, and how he weaved together a thriving team and a vibrant community to achieve triumph.

Andrew’s story is a testament to the power of unwavering belief and tenacity. Learn how he transformed challenges into opportunities, proving that a clear vision can conquer any obstacle- especially if you love food! Explore Andrew’s strategies for building a strong team culture, emphasizing equal and long-term opportunity, mutual respect, and continuous growth. Discover how nurturing a dedicated team fuels business excellence. Andrew shares his insights into the transformative impact of community engagement, showcasing the remarkable outcomes that arise from socially conscious entrepreneurship. Andrew’s resilience and adaptability offer inspiration for all, highlighting the lessons learned from failures and the path to embracing change. For emerging entrepreneurs, Andrew’s wisdom shines brightly. Uncover the value of mentorship, networking, and the relentless pursuit of knowledge. #teamworkdreamwork

This one is a video, so be sure to check us out on You Tube!

Highlights:

Entrepreneurship. Chasing the dream. Going through the motions and then pivoting to follow your heart. Finding your purpose. Believe in something bigger. Not having it all figured out. Hard work, but fun. Showing up and trusting the process, no matter what. 

Related Articles:

Call Your Mother restaurant group Andrew Dana and …

Andrew Dana Of Call Your Mother Deli On 5 Things You …

How Andrew Dana Built a DC Pizza and Bagel Empire

Time Stamps:

Time Stamps:

2:17- Andrew as a kid, growing through the motions 

5:00- Let’s sell pizza

5:37- I love food, the journey begins 

9:07- I lived, clarity came

9:55- Open Timber Pizza

11:49- We made the list, everything changed

13:50- Working with your spouse 

18:22- Bagels are hard to make, let’s do it

20:00- we are the brand and the recipe

23:20- listen to your body, trust the universe

24:38- my high-end high school ruined my confidence 

30:00- do the hard work, feel the authentic joy

32:12- being involved with the community 

34:33- not talking about all the good we’re doing, now 

35:27- Authenticity 

36:48- Consulting to help

39:18- Coming to Colorado- GFE’s

39:50- We hire for personality

41:00- hire for the long-term

45:16- Things to come!

46:00- Final words of advice

46:23- What is success to you?

190.Empower & Elevate: The Entrepreneur’s Path to Team and Community Triumph

. . .

Andrew Dana, Call Your Mother Bagel DeliOwners chef Daniela Moreira and Chief Doughboi, Andrew Dana, began this wild and wonderful journey at farmer’s markets in DC. After opening our flagship shop in Park View in the Fall of 2018, it was clear that folks in our community needed MORE CARBS! Since then, we’ve assembled a dream team and opened up several new locations throughout DC, Maryland and alllll the way across the country in Denver, Colorado! We’re on a mission to spread #bagellove to everyone with an appetite and our next stop might be your back yard (figuratively speaking)! We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we’re serious about bagels. With a *chef’s kiss* of honey, they’re somewhere between a classic NY-style bagel and the sweeter, Montreal-style bagels from our friends up North. Andrew is Jewish; the nostalgia of family traditions and the eclectic food from their childhoods were the genesis of our menu.  Food is important, but people are the most important ingredient. In addition to being a phenomenal place to eat, we aim to be great neighbors and one of the best places to work!  Some of our longtime partners include: Urban Alliance to offer career training to area youth, AYUDA to help transform the lives of underserved immigrants, Food Rescue and Martha’s Table to do our part to end hunger in DC. We’re committed to making a positive impact in our community and using our platform to raise money and awareness for causes we care deeply about.

www.callyourmotherdeli.com

@callyourmotherdeli

@AndrewDanaDC.

. . .

Get In Touch With T&T:

IG: @TurmericTequila

Facebook: @TurmericAndTequila

Tik Tok: @TurmericTequila

Website: www.TurmericAndTequila.com

Host: Kristen Olson

IG: @Madonnashero

Website: www.KOAlliance.com

62. Adult Health and Wellness, PG18

“The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness. “

-Arthur Schopenhauer

Oh, this was a fun one and the FIRST cast I give a mild adult warning to, this is more for the ears of an 18+ year old… but, if we are really honest, you could walk down any average high school hallway and hear far more aggressive speak (if you can crack the millennial language code #botox).

On this cast I welcome, Connie Pretula, a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, Menopause Mentor, Burning Man enthusiasts (does that could if you’ve gone at least once? I think so:), and all-around specialists in having fun, enjoying life, and seeking balance in all that she pursues. Connie is bold, open, and experienced and her willingness to share and be honest made for an amazing conversation that everyone can learn something from. Including the “healthiest” alcohol drink you can order, you guessed it, TEQUILA, and she shares why. Connie’s journey is a varied one, including a wealth of corporate experience, a body building contest at 51, and pivot into the entrepreneurial world, again, Burning Man (completely SOBER!?!), and all the angles on wellness and nutrition (for life, not just competition) that you can pack in between. Wellness is a balance of all things and Connie is the living proof: fitness, nutrition, sex, mentality, community, spiritually, and continuous evolution. Let’s just say a consultation with Connie is a one stop shop, haha… but seriously. Enjoy!

The all-natural “moisturizer” that Connie recommends. Fellas take note as well, it’s a team effort… Too much? Middle school is that way–>


Highlights

Questioning a better way… on ALL levels. Nutrition and wellness and sexuality. Libations, liberation, and being ok talking about our bodies and minds changing as we age. It’s never too late or too early to improve your life, try something new, or start over. Open your mind, your heart, and chase what you really want to do. Full body wellness and varsity spirit… and spirits.


Connie Pretula

Nutrition is the foundation of our health, as a Certified Nutritional Practitioner and Mentor for women navigating menopause, Connie Pretula guides her clients to better living through better food choices and taking time for themselves.
Experiencing first-hand the challenges of menopause and extreme pain due to adrenal fatigue, her passion is to educate and guide women 40+ to experience the restorative and therapeutic effects of nutrition along with incorporating lifestyle enhancements. Yes, you can feel amazing in menopause! 

While nurturing healthy eating habits, Connie also helps her clients understand the impact food, personal care products and lifestyle choices have on the planet. Her belief is that our health extends beyond our body, if we don’t do what is healthy for the planet, what we do for our body is of little value. 

Connie’s career has focused on personalized one on one consultations, she is a seasoned public speaker, former faculty of The Institute of Holistic Nutrition and life- long learner.
She lives in Vancouver BC and works with clients in-person and virtually. 

Fun Fact – Her passion for nutrition stems from personal experience and competitive body building at the age of 51. 

www.conniepretula.com

Facebook

Instagram

YouTube

@conniepretula

@menopausenavigator Are your customers raving about you on social media? Share their great stories to help turn potential customers into loyal ones.

61. Elevate Your Spark

“I am so happy and grateful now that I realize that I have the time to accomplish everything I want to accomplish in my day.” 

That is the affirmation that Donna gave me mid cast to elevate my spark… and it’s working:)! I am pumped to welcome Donna Deteau to the T&T mic, she is a connect from one of my fave former Grandview High School laxers, Maddie, also a T&T guest herself (Ep. 17)- you know I love connects of connects! This is an awesome cast, packed full of things you can do right now to elevate your spark, dial in your goals, and sharpen your edge. Get the mind right and universe, body, and the people you keep around you will follow. Donna lays down some small, but powerful skills you can practice on the daily without over committing to a major routine. If you are an athlete looking to elevate your game, a business person looking to make more money and see the opportunity in front of you, or if your someone looking to better your communication and relationships with people (and yourself)- this one is for you. We discuss goal setting, life skills, mindset, and the power of affirmations. We are what we think. Take notes on this one and follow up with Donna accordingly if you want to go further- I highly recommend it! Change your mind, change your life!


Highlights

Mindset and the power of thoughts. Elevating your spark, on all levels. Practical skills you can do right now to dial in your thinking. Affirmations and goals. Intentions and knowing one’s self. Community and conscious awareness. Communication and relationships. Making money and being ok with abundance. Believing that anything is possible. 


Donna Deteau

Donna was born in Texas but at the age of 8, when she and her family visited Colorado for the first time, she realized that Colorado was her “heart home.” Every day, she expresses deep gratitude to be able to live in the physical place of her heart home.

Donna spent 1/3 of her life in corporate America, 1/3 in nonprofits and 1/3 as an entrepreneur. She founded 2 other successful businesses before she became a Success Building Coach: a catering biz and a renovation biz.

She shared with me that when she was catering, she thought, “this is my purpose…to make events, parties and holidays easier and worry-free for others”. Then, when she was renovating, she thought “this is my purpose in life…to design and create living spaces for people who want a better home but don’t know how to go about creating it”.

But it was when she began coaching that she experienced true passion, jumping out of bed every single day so excited for the day to begin. She told me “I am so grateful that coaching others found me because now I’m in service to others every day of my life. My clients get the tools to understand who they really are — their true, authentic selves. And they get the tools to get exactly what they want, whether that be earn enough to retire early, purchase and live in their dream home, create a relationship and/or family, travel the world 6 months out of the year, or simply earn a 7-figure income.”

“Coaching”, she says, “is the life that I was born to do.”

Check out my video business card!


Donna Deteau

Elevate Your Spark!

elevatespark.com

@ElevateSpark 

59. Next Level Income

“When you understand that your self-worth is not determined by your net-worth, then you’ll have financial freedom.” 

–Suze Orman

This is the 3rd podcast of PodMax Live, round 2! Continuing on the “money” theme and conversation around investing, integrity, and even bringing that athlete competitive mentality to business. Chris shares his journey and process and even touches on CrossFit… some of you will either love it or fast forward ha. Either way this cast is chalk full of great info, particularly if you are parents and you are working to get into the conversation of money, wealth, and saving for your kiddos. Chris breaks it down how he works with his kids around money, how often they go to the bank, and their “inner family” savings conversations. Chris has his MBA, is a fellow podcaster, and is the author of, you guessed it, Next Level Income. Next Level Income focuses on how to make, keep, and grow your money using the “holy grail of real estate” to achieve financial independence. Get that long term, generational wealth paper! Cheers, enjoy:)


Highlights

Competing as an athlete and as a business person. Saving, investing, real estate, long term generational wealth. Kids and money. Financial education. Financial tools, resources, books, and podcasts. Finding your authentic self, operating with integrity, and creating passive income so you can enjoy the journey in alignment… aka that much more. Questioning a better way, graceful disruption. 


Christopher Larsen

Christopher Larsen is the founder and Managing Partner of Next-Level Income, through which he helps investors become financially independent through education and investment opportunities. Chris has been investing in and managing real estate for over 20 years. While completing his degree in Biomechanical Engineering and M.B.A. in Finance at Virginia Tech, he bought his first single-family rental at age 21. During his subsequent career in the medical device industry, Chris expanded into development, private-lending, buying distressed debt as well as commercial office, and ultimately syndicating multifamily properties. He began syndicating deals in 2016 and has been actively involved in over $150M of real estate acquisitions. In addition to real estate, Chris has invested in equities, oil & gas, and small business lending, as well as being active in Venture South, one of the nation’s Top 10 Angel Investing groups. Chris lives with his wife and two boys in Asheville, NC where he loves spending time with them in the outdoors and enjoying the food and culture that the region has to offer.


Next Level Income (the book):

Get Chris’s Book, Next Level Income for FREE

Chris Larsen wrote his book, Next-Level Income, to illustrate how the goal of investing shouldn’t be just about money. This book is not only about investing in real estate; it is about the search for financial freedom and the freedom that it can provide in your life. In the book, Chris shares some of his life experiences and why he now invests in real estate. His mission in writing the book was to help others achieve financial independence.

Chris bought his first rental property at age 21 and has spent the last 20 years owning, managing and investing in many types of real estate. He also has spent more than 15 years in the medical device industry working with doctors and surgeons. Today he enjoys working with individuals to help them Make money, Keep more money and ultimately grow their money through what he calls “The Holy Grail” of real estate.

In the pages of this book, Chris shares his experiences of how he achieved financial freedom. You will learn how Chris can help you create a life of financial freedom so that you can live life on your own terms, and focus on your passions in life.

https://www.nextlevelincome.com

@thenextlevelincome