107. I’m So F*cking Tired

“We all grow tired eventually; it happens to everyone. Even the sun, at the close of the year, is no longer a morning person.”

― Joyce Rachelle

I’m so excited to be with you all once again on our weekly digital meetup… AND I’m so f-ing TIRED. It’s such a blessing to be in 2021 and back to the swing of things, but it’s also tough to manage the 0-100 pace! On this cast, it’s just you and I unpacking my hectic day that brought me to a few tears of frustration, but more importantly my 4-step process to organize the chaos and alleviate the overwhelm. I considered taking a week off of the cast, but then I knew if this is coming up in my world, someone else likely needs to hear it. I hope these 4 steps can take you back to a place of peace and create some space between you and your problems at hand. Usually the solution reveals itself if we can create that space and take a deep breath (and make a to-do list). It’s a quick one, enjoy and then get back to relaxing… man, that T&T balance never really gets any easier

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Highlights:

Turmeric & Tequila. Breakdown and breakthrough. Letting yourself have a breakdown, organizing your thoughts, planning a solution. Rest. Recovery. Relation. Mental and physical health/ Adrenal fatigue. Priorities and managing the work load and energy investment. Balance.

4 Steps To Alleviate The Overwhelm:

  1. Have the breakdown. Let it all out. Exercise the demons- responsibly:)
  2. Identify the REAL problem (likely exhaustion)
  3. Identify a solution
  4. Make a POA (plan of attack) of small steps to start the solution

Kristen M. Olson

Entrepreneur. Creative. Athlete. Podcaster. Pup Mom.

Experienced and innovative marketing and branding professional with 20+ years’ experience in brand development and management and particular expertise with integrated marketing strategies, strategic territory management and relationship building. Broad based background encompasses strong work ethic and commitment to organizational objectives within highly competitive athletic apparel/CLG/Lifestyle markets. Tactical planner and team builder with ability to attract key players and develop lasting business relationships. Recognized for decisive leadership and proven ability to execute sound decisions while directing product development and launches.

Businesses:
Founder, KO Alliance, LLC
(www.KOAlliance.com)

@KOAlliance

Founder, Colorado Rising Stars Lacrosse, LLC 

(www.crslax.com)

@CRSLAX

Founder, Turmeric & Tequila (Podcast)
(www.TurmericAndTequila.com)

@TurmericTequila

Athletics:

*George Mason University, D1 Lacrosse, 

3X Capt.

*5X CrossFit Game Athlete, 2nd Place Affiliate Cup Finish 2011

*Multitude of lacrosse and CrossFit competitions (fuller list here)

Tags:

Kristen Olson @Madonnashero

Podcast @TurmericTequila , www.TurmericAndTequila.com

Biz @KOAlliance , www.KOAlliance.com

Connect with T&T:

IG: @TurmericTequila

Facebook: @TurmericAndTequila

Website: www.TurmericAndTequila.com

Host: Kristen Olson

IG: @Madonnashero

Tik Tok: @Madonnashero 

Website: www.KOAlliance.com

106. Resilience

“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.”

Steve Maraboli

2021 is all about RESILIENCE! And there is no better person to come on the T&T mic to share her epic journey of consistent resilience than Amber Fuhrman! Amber is Attorney, practicing Criminal Defense and Immigration Law, as well as a sought-out speaker, success coach, and fellow podcaster, hosting her show,  More Than Corporate. Amber shares her journey of breaking down and breaking through and we jump right into the deep with heavy, but relevant conversation around immigration and the law. Ambers is no stranger to approaching difficult situations that often times don’t have a straight forward solution. Maintaining your cool and keeping a balanced perspective is absolutely a skill set. If you are in a space where you are seeking answers or wondering how you’re going to approach a difficult situation, this is the cast for you! Amber started from a place of avoidance because of loss and then found her way through purpose and inspiration. We can all be reminded again and again that the one thing we do have control of is our reaction. Get inspired to level up with Ambers good words. We need the varsity humans on the front lines come 2022… the training starts now. Here’s to personal responsibly in effort to inspire collective positive (worldly) growth, cheers.

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Highlights:

Breakdown and breakthrough. The law, business, and the world. Nurture vs. Nature. Women supporting women. Seeing things from all perspectives. Unpacking the details. Open minds, open hearts. Progression. Being proud to be an American. The news vs. reality. Do your research. Understand that you might not ever understand. Family. Self-care. Balance.


Amber Fuhriman:

amber@amberfuhriman.com
www.morethancorporate.com

Amber Fuhriman is an attorney, speaker, success architect, and podcaster. She is the Owner and Attorney at Fuhriman Law, a Law Firm she operates in Las Vegas, Nevada. Amber practices Criminal Defense and Immigration Law. She graduated from Law School in Michigan and immediately moved to Vegas to being her career.

Throughout her educational and professional career, Amber always thought there would be a moment where everything would fall into place, as she calls it, her “I’ll be happy when moment.”

When that moment never came, Amber started to realize her entire identity had been tied up in being an attorney and chasing accomplishments to fill a void that accomplishments could never fill. Amber’s road to becoming a success architect began in 2016 when she dug into personal development. Since 2016, Amber has pushed the boundaries of her self-imposed physical and mental limitations, living outside her comfort zone as much as possible and learning about how the mind works and how our limiting beliefs affect our success.

In 2020, Amber became a Certified Trainer in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and a Certified Master Practitioner in Integrated Timeline Techniques. She is also a Success Mastery Academy Certified Coach. Now, in addition to practicing law, Amber is a Success Architect! She works with “serial accomplishers” like her former self to help them gain clarity what they actually want, define what their best life looks like and helps them get out of their comfort zone to achieve their dreams. Amber believes that pushing yourself out of your comfort zone physically helps challenge your mental limitations of what you can accomplish professionally. She uses her experiences with loss, grief, academic and professional success, and physical challenges including a 24 hour endurance obstacle course race to help her clients get out of their own way and achieve their highest level of success. 

Connect with T&T:

IG: @TurmericTequila

Facebook: @TurmericAndTequila

Website: www.TurmericAndTequila.com

Host: Kristen Olson

IG: @Madonnashero

Tik Tok: @Madonnashero 

Website: www.KOAlliance.com

105. Audio Branding

“Sound is what truly convinces the mind is in a place, in other words hearing is believing.”

-Jesse Schell, The Art of Game Design

I am so excited to welcome Jodi Krangle to the T&T Mic! If you listened to the very early T&T episodes, you know audio has been one of my biggest challenges. I have grown in the audio (all podcasting equipment) space, BUT Jodi is a true pro! In addition to being an audio master in all things podcasting, she has been a voice over actor since 2007 and has worked with many of the major big household brands that we use every day including Dell, BOSE, HGTV, and Kraft. Jodi shares her journey with us and an even more in-depth conversation around audio/sound and how it impacts our brains and everyday decision making (hence she is in demand for these big brands!). Hearing is often an overlooked sense as far as its impact on all the other senses. If you are in the biz you know the volume of music can impact retails sales in a retail store, certain sounds can cause negative and positive triggers, and so much more! From music to science, we cover it all on this one. And yes, Jodi’s mic sounds awesome on this cast haha, #goals ! Enjoy this conversation, an exciting new angle to consider if you are starting a biz, marketing a biz, or just want to know more about how you personally “digest” sound and audio.

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Highlights:

Computers and the internet before they were a thing. Voice over acting, how to get in and how to make it. The importance of sounds and how it impacts the other senses. Marketing in 2021. Being a conscious consumer. Overcoming challenges and finding your niche path. Graceful Disruption. Club House and building community.


Jodi Krangle
Piece of Cake Voice Overs & Vocals
jodi@voiceoversandvocals.com
https://voiceoversandvocals.com



Jodi Krangle has been a voice actor since 2007 and has worked with clients from major brands all over the world including Dell, BBVA & Kraft. She’s also a singer and has put out her own album of jazz, blues and traditional tunes (jodikranglemusic.com). Over the years, and doing what she does, she’s learned a lot about sound and how it influences people. Her podcast on this subject is called Audio Branding: The hidden gem of marketing. For more information on that podcast, visit audiobrandingpodcast.com and for more information on Jodi, visit voiceoversandvocals.com

Connect with T&T:

IG: @TurmericTequila

Facebook: @TurmericAndTequila

Website: www.TurmericAndTequila.com

Host: Kristen Olson

IG: @Madonnashero

Tik Tok: @Madonnashero 

Website: www.KOAlliance.com

104. Humanizing The Brand

Humanizing your brand is a requirement, not an option, if you want to survive in business today.”

– Pam Moore, @mktgNutz

You hear me saw this a lot, humanize the brand/company… even human. Aka let the truth and let your natural competitive edges shine! The world (consumer) wants the authentic truth, not the filtered, old school (fake) polished version we all grew up with. Even still, this is a pretty new concept, hence I was excited to welcome Todd Giannattasio to the T&T mic on the eve(ish) of his company’s 10-year anniversary. Todd is a veteran marketing expert who has been featured in Entrepreneur Mag, Forbes, and the Huff Post for his proven system to grow brands. He has been on the front lines of the trend setting tip from day 1- even being featured in Seventeen Magazine as a young boy recognized for telling the truth very early on (he shares the whole story in this convo). Todd shares his entrepreneurial journey, how he and his companies have evolved, and what he is looking forward to as an entrepreneur in the coming years.  Innovation and evolution are the names of the game and Todd has mastered both. This is an awesome convo for all business humans (entrepreneur or corporate) and for anyone questioning a better

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Highlights:

Questioning a better way. Humanizing the brand. Authenticity. Balance. Life and life hacks. Seventeen mag as a young kid. Growth strategy, and strategic partnerships. Family, biz, life balance. The new generation and the new, savvy consumer. Transparency.



Todd Giannattasio is a veteran marketing expert who has been featured by Entrepreneur,  Forbes, and Huffington Post for his proven systems to grow brands, generate leads, and increase sales in our constantly evolving, digital world. His combination of fundamental principles and modern marketing strategies are what create a force multiplier for businesses. 
He is certified in sales and marketing from DigitalMarketer.com, Hubspot, and the Jordan Belfort Straight Line Sales and Persuasion System. He has been a featured speaker at the Propelify Innovation Festival, presenting to a combined audience of 24,000 attendees. 
Todd has been working in digital communications and marketing since 2003. Over that time,  he’s worked with some of the biggest companies in the world from Universal Records to BASF,  and with growing startups and small businesses. 
He is currently the founder of The Growth Suite and Tresnic Media and cofounder, CMO of Ziotag. 
 
Tresnic Media Sales & Marketing
 
We help companies establish and grow a digital presence in order to attract and convert more customers. At Tresnic Media, we believe that building helpful and informative relationships with your audience can lead to true business growth and a happy, loyal customer base. We like to do business with people and companies that believe what we believe. How We Do What We Do By leveraging all that the web has to offer, we connect businesses with their target audience using quality content and digital communications. What We Do Using our proven strategies, we build websites that attract targeted traffic, deliver a high-quality customer experience, convert visitors into leads and prospects, and retain customers for a higher lifetime customer value. All of our online work is aligned with real world business goals to ensure that your website becomes an asset for your business and not an expense.
 
https://tresnicmedia.com/
@growthsuite 

Connect with T&T:

IG: @TurmericTequila

Facebook: @TurmericAndTequila

Website: www.TurmericAndTequila.com

Host: Kristen Olson

IG: @Madonnashero

Tik Tok: @Madonnashero 

Website: www.KOAlliance.com

103. Gather Nuts

“Three things in life – your health, your mission, and the people you love. That’s it.”

-Naval Ravikant

I am always excited to speak with my health and wellness humans… and this convo is a connect of a connect as well = #TWOFER ! I am pumped to welcome Shanna Koenig Camuso Founder of Gather Nuts, to the T&T mic! Shanna was a long time CO local in addition to a bff of one of my friends (thank you, Kim:) – so naturally, we had to connect on the mic. Shanna shares her life and entrepreneurial journey breaking into the very competitive CPG (consumer packaged goods) space with her varsity, slow roasted nuts. Led by her passion, heart space and some major affirmations very early on in the journey, Shanna is continuing to prove she can positively impact the world one tasty intentional nut at a time. You don’t always need a detailed road map to the destination, you just need a solid balance of belief, enthusiasm, passion, and space for the universe to lead the way. Shanna and Gather Nuts are proof that that recipe works:) If you know me, you know I don’t endorse anything easily and I can firmly say these are hands down the BEST nuts I have ever tasted and I so appreciated the extra mile Shanna and her team go to preserve the nutrition and integrity of the product! If you are looking for the “how” in how to follow your heart, this is the convo for you. Check out Shanna and Gather Nuts, amazing mission driven food company that are leading with their core values first.

Turmeric & Tequila on YOU TUBE

Highlights:

Following your heart. Consumer packaged goods. Health is wealth. Nutrition and health. Entrepreneurship. Taking care of our parents. Taking the leap. Breakdown and breakthrough. Turmeric and tequila. Friends, connect, and good vibes. Manifestation. Family.



Shanna Koenig Camuso, is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and longtime plant-based food aficionado. She started making activated nuts and seeds in her kitchen when she was still in nutrition school. Soon her friends and family were encouraging her to sell them because “they are so good!” She loves making and sharing her nuts and seeds because of their nutritional benefits, but it’s the taste and crunch that keeps everyone wanting more.
 
Gather Nuts Process:
Our nuts don’t just taste amazing – they’re better for you! We soak each batch overnight then slow roast them on a low temperature. The process allows for better digestion and nutrient absorption while protecting naturally occurring healthy fats and enhancing flavor. Gather Nuts are the perfect snack to take on your next outing. High in protein, antioxidants and healthy fats, our nuts will fuel your wildest adventures, a late night at the office, or a hungry child.

Founded in the Pacific Northwest by a Nutrition Consultant who loves the outdoors and promotes plant-based eating because it’s healthier for you, the planet, and animals.

People. Planet. Animals. 

Connect with T&T:

IG: @TurmericTequila

Facebook: @TurmericAndTequila

Website: www.TurmericAndTequila.com

Host: Kristen Olson

IG: @Madonnashero

Tik Tok: @Madonnashero 

Website: www.KOAlliance.com

102. Outwardly Successful Inwardly Trapped

Outwardly Successful Inwardly Trapped

Christy Whitman

I believe everyone can relate to the quote, “outwardly successful, but inwardly trapped” in some capacity. HENCE, I am so excited for this conversation with 2 Time New York Best-selling author, coach, motivation and Ted X Speaker, Christy Whitman, to the T&T mic! There was so much to unpack with Christy I encourage you to enjoy this convo and then go dig into all the VARSITY-NESS that she has going on several levels, you won’t regret it. Today Christy and I talk about her journey, her breakdown from unhappiness to breakthrough of living a purposeful life- with ease (for the most part:). Christy talks about the mind body connection, the power of our thoughts, listening to that inner voice, and letting go. She is intentional about her every move with her life and her family’s lives. She gives great tips for parents to add mindfulness into their kiddo’s every day and tips for the adults that need to re-connect to themselves too. It’s never too early or too late to lean into your purpose, your mission, and your truth. Whether your seeking quantum success or the desire factor… Christy has you covered! Those are also 2 of her books… she has you covered there too:) Enjoy this conversation, make manifestation your cardio like Christy.  

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Highlights:

Questioning a better way. Chasing the dream. Manifestation. Letting the career and the passion unfold, in due time.  Breakdown and breakthrough. Following spirit, heart, mind.


Christy Whitman is a New York Times bestselling author and transformational leader. She has appeared on The Today ShowThe Morning ShowTedX, and The Hallmark Channel, and her work has been featured in numerous publications and magazines. Christy teaches the Law of Attraction, energy mastery, and personal development classes, meditations, and private sessions to help clients feel more aligned with the Divine Design of well-being, abundance, and success. She currently lives in sunny Arizona with her husband and two boys. Meet her at www.christywhitman.com.
 
Christy Whitman (in her own words:)
 
BECOMING THE PERSON, I AM TODAY HAS BEEN A JOURNEY OF LETTING GO…
I’ve been known as the girl who “has it all” among my peers. A multimillion-dollar business, two New York Times best-selling books, two great kids, and to top it all off… a husband I can honestly say I’m still in love with after 12 years.
But that was not always the case. Quite the opposite actually.
I’ve had more than my share of “life” moments that brought me to my knees.
→ In 1998, my sister took her own life.
→ In 2006, after 5 years of marriage, I found myself divorced.
→ After 7 years in a 6-figure corporate job, I found myself feeling empty.
 
My life had no direction and no meaning. I was just paying the bills and fulfilling my needs and wants.
This is what happiness is supposed to look like, right?
 
Christy Whitman is an in-demand life coach, motivational speaker, CEO and founder of the Quantum Success Coaching AcademyTM, a 12 month Law of Attraction coaching certification program.

Please listen to ths MP3 for more information about me and our programs:
Listen: http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/WwxJyHMB 

Christy started out twelve years ago twenty pounds overweight, sixty-thousand dollars in debt, lonely and unemployed, and renting a room in a tiny house because she couldn’t afford to rent her own apartment.

By changing her thought process, working with the universal laws, and applying the information she now teaches she has completely changed her life. She has attracted and married her dream partner, created her ideal lean and healthy body, developed her own successful career, and has freedom in every area of her life.

She has helped thousands of women and men around the world achieve their goals through her empowerment seminars, speeches, and coaching sessions and products.

Christy is also a bestselling author of Perfect Pictures, and she is changing the way thousands of people apply the Law of Attraction so that they can experience empowerment and greater success for a better life.

Christy’s clients include both men and women that are top ranking sales representatives, senior executives, and successful consultants and entrepreneurs.

Christy’s life-changing message reaches over 65,000 people a month and she has been quoted in Seventeen, Woman’s World, Woman’s Day, Teen Vogue, The Star Ledger, and Knot Magazine. She has also appeared on major CBS affiliates and CN8 cable stations.

She is a featured speaker at the Learning Annex in Manhattan. Meet her at http://www.ChristyWhitman.com and http://www.7EssentialLaws.com which is one of the most visited internet sites on The Law of Attraction.

Specialties: Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, Quantum Success Coaching Academy, Law of Attraction, Seven Essential Laws, Perfect Pictures, Mother Daughter Empowerment Summit, The Goddess Weekend
 
@ChristyWhitman1
http://www.christywhitman.com

Connect with T&T:

IG: @TurmericTequila

Facebook: @TurmericAndTequila

Website: www.TurmericAndTequila.com

Host: Kristen Olson

IG: @Madonnashero

Tik Tok: @Madonnashero 

Website: www.KOAlliance.com

101. T&T Creatives: DJ ZENAS

“If music be the food of love, play on.”

William Shakespeare

Another awesome T&T Creatives convo coming at you, please welcome DJ Zenas to the mic! DJ Zenas is a Denver native, now Dallas based DJ, producer, songwriter, and recording artists. I was extra excited for this conversation as he is a connect of a connect- my favorites! DJ Zenas is a longtime friend of (sudo T&T co-host) Ashley Knight. We all grew up near each other and went high schools nearby… I was a little before them #botox:) DJ Zenas shares his love for music and how he found his way into the music business as an all-around creative. We talk about the importance of the art and business balance, leading with the heart and giving back, and also the importance of support… especially early on! The music business has changed greatly and social media has opened up some big doors, allowed for further connection easily, and also taught us all that there is a point of too much. I so appreciate DJ Zenas’ heart, mission, and general positive attitude. Being in the music biz is no joke, if you can chase the dream with a smile, you’re gonna be alright. This is a great convo for any aspiring artists, dreamer, philanthropist, or anyone that has said, “I think I can do this better”. Questioning a better way- WE ARE HERE FOR YOU:)

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Highlights:

Questioning a better way. Chasing the dream. For the love of music. Letting the career and the passion unfold, in due time. The stock marketing and getting you money right. Covering all bases and wearing all hats. Tequila. Social media and social media detox. The kids, the future, the possibilities.


DJ ZENAS:

DJ Zenas is much more than just a DJ, he is a jack of all trades. Aside from spinning at many venues across the nation and the globe, he also produces, writes, and performs all of his own music.

Zenas is originally from Denver, CO. He recently moved to Dallas, TX in 2019 to further pursue his music career after linking up with Jon-John Robinson, a well-established R&B producer (with credits including TLC, Jon B, and more), and collaborating with him on multiple projects.

Since moving to Texas, Zenas has also produced several tracks for The Black Sands Soundtrack (a comic series turned animated series) and has continued working on music of his own. That said, Zenas will be releasing a new song on the first Friday of every month. These releases will highlight his many other talents and shift the conversation towards who he is as an artist as opposed to as a DJ.

@OfficiallZenas

www.OfficiallyZenas.com

Connect with T&T:

IG: @TurmericTequila

Facebook: @TurmericAndTequila

Website: www.TurmericAndTequila.com

Host: Kristen Olson

IG: @Madonnashero

Tik Tok: @Madonnashero 

Website: www.KOAlliance.com

100. A Story Everyone Needs to Hear #LifeLessons

“I didn’t start singing because I had the best voice, I started because I had something to say.”

— Madonna

It’s episode 100… I cannot believe it! Well, I can a little bit because the second I started podcasting I knew I wanted to do this forever… as imperfect as it started, as much as it will evolve, I knew it showed up right on time. As most important things in your life do:). This is a quick cast with just you and I. I share a story that I heard in elementary school that I have reflected on throughout my life. It’s a story that everyone should hear and keep in their back pocket for a rainy day. We all need reminders on things, this story is one.

I then had to give a nod to the life lessons that I have learned, continue to learn, and have been absolutely highlighted by podcasting! These are also great little love notes for everyone, regardless of where you are in your life- personally or professionally. I started podcasting to serve, I kept podcasting because I loved being of service… to others AND myself. The humans, the lessons, the inspiration, the education, ALL OF IT, I am eternally grateful for. A sincere THANK YOU to every single person that had a hand in helping T&T keep moving. My team (Theon and Fede), my guests, the social media supporters, the apparel rockers, the listeners, the #podfam as a whole, I so appreciate the time, energy and support! Cheers to 100 more!! XO #blessed

10 Life Lesson Podcasting has Re-Highlighted in My Life:

  1. Community is essential, who you surround yourself is everything
  2. Do a job that you are passionate about, don’t over look passion
  3. Identify your core values and let them lead the way 
  4. Step away from home
  5. Constantly keep learning, stay curious, stay young (minded) 
  6. Your dream job/life may not exist yet
  7. Plan and have goals AND trust the process, surrender!
  8. Boundaries are real, Take care of you, and then everyone else
  9. Never dim your light, or be ok standing in the back group 
  10. Just start, it’s just not that serious and evolve 

Want to continue to support us, leave a review HERE and share an episode with a friend! New apparel in the shop, like and subscribe… but most importantly just share good vibes!!

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Highlights:

For the love of podcasting. Gratitude. Growth. Good times. Life lessons and libations. Evolution and using your voice. Leading with the heart… and a dash of tequila. Changed plans and knowing all is on time. Be who you are, say what you need to, and welcome in the compliments and the (constructive) feedback- we are all passions projects in motion.


Kristen M. Olson

Experienced and innovative marketing professional with 20+ years’ experience in brand development and management and particular expertise with strategic partnerships, integrated marketing strategies, strategic territory management and relationship building. Broad based background encompasses strong work ethic and commitment to organizational objectives within highly competitive athletic wellness, and fitness markets. Tactical planner and team builder with ability to attract key players, commercial sponsorships and develop lasting, mutually beneficial business relationships- domestically and internationally. Recognized for decisive leadership and proven ability to execute sound decisions while directing product development and launches.

• Strategic Partnerships
• Mission Driven Businesses and Humans 
• Diversity & Inclusion 
• Sponsorship Acquisition (5, 6, & 7 figures)
• Brand Awareness and Audience Expansion
• Ambassador Programs/Influencers 
• Strategic Account Management
• Program Management
• Negotiation
• Innovation
• Territory Management
• Integrated Marketing
• Strategic Planning & Analysis
• Trend-Setting
• Strong Leadership 
• Mutually Beneficial Relationship Building
• Communication
• Athletic Apparel, Ideologies, Tools, and Initiatives 
• Podcast

Connect with T&T:

IG: @TurmericTequila

Facebook: @TurmericAndTequila

Website: www.TurmericAndTequila.com

Host: Kristen Olson

IG: @Madonnashero

Tik Tok: @Madonnashero 

Website: www.KOAlliance.com

44. Entering and Exiting Pharmaceuticals

 We are further diving into nutrition/wellness AND business here! I sit down with 3 awesome ladies who were all long-time athletes turned pharmaceutical reps turned entrepreneurs. They share their journeys into the pharma world, their experience in it, why they got out, and how the whole process inspired them to do what they do now- help people! If you see the glam life of a pharma rep and wonder if it’s true (the clothes, the cars, the money), it is, to a degree. What is not as easily seen is the daily grind, which ends up being not that glamorous and that’s not to mention the process of questioning what you are actually selling. These 3 ladies keep it real discussing prevention vs. prescription, food vs. medicine, and questioning a better way in general. At this point MOST of us know there is no quick fix, it’s a lifelong, daily decision to live well. We, the people, are in charge of our health, we are the ones responsible. That being said, there is SO much to know, incredible marketing companies with endless budgets (for better and worse) and doctors that only have so much power, find your “healthy advisor team” (doctors, nutritionists, coaches, athletes, enthusiasts, etc.) and keep them close. This is an ongoing conversation. 🙂


Highlights

Prevention vs. prescriptions, questioning a better way. Generational lifestyles. Food as fuel. Responsibility and seeking the truth. Pharma reps and their real experience, drug dealers? 


Jen Stiffler is a Southern California native, D1 scholarship athlete, coach’s wife, Mom to three, CHD warrior advocate. A recovering pharmaceutical rep of 10+ years turned whole food advocate. Founder and CEO of FREEasaMOTHER, where she loves helping Mama’s not just survive but thrive in Motherhood and business.  Jen loves helping women create a life of abundance and joy through health and wealth. She enjoys working out, live music, supporting her husband’s team, making memories with her three kids and coaching people to love, live and serve bigger.  She’ll share her transformative story from skeptic to all in and how she broke her golden handcuffs in order to be a fully present mother. Also, her journey through two children born with undiagnosed heart defects and how it led her to fix her heart and create a life that prioritized her families hopes and dreams not her employers. @Iamfreeasamother


Stephanie Gits is a mom of two beautiful girls Ages 12 and 10 and married to her husband Clayton Gits. Stephanie partnered with the Juice Plus company and reached the top level of the company within 3 years of starting.  She is a 100 Club Presidential National Marketing director.  She was nominated as 12 Club member of the year at the 2016 Elton Awards, she won 24 Club member of the year at the 2017 Elton Awards, and she was nominated for 39 club of the year at the 2018 Elton’s.  She has completely embraced the mission to inspire healthy living and is passionate about helping others reach THEIR goals.  She loves helping people recognize and achieve one’s fullest potential so that they can be the BEST version of themselves! @helpingmammasbehappy


Jennifer Saval is a 39 Club Executive Marketing Director. She was awarded 12 Club Rookie of the Year Elton Award winner in 2017 (her very first Elton’s). She was nominated for the Elton for 12 Club of the Year in 2018. And in 2019 she won the 24 Club of the Year Elton. She earned National Marketing Director in just over two years and is raising up incredible leaders, including her first National Marketing Director. Jennifer is retired from a successful career in corporate America and for the last 10 years has been a stay-at-home mom with her husband, Ben and two boys, Sutton and Luke.  She was Captain of her collegiate field hockey team, top tier in her pharmaceutical sales force and a successful Realtor but none of it compares to the passion and purpose she experiences helping others live healthier, stronger lives. Jennifer’s Juice Plus+ business has created an a five-figure a month income stream that gives her family choices and the option to say “yes” to live life fuller and bigger. She is dreaming again and enjoying helping others fulfill their dreams too. @projectdreamomma 

42. Food Is Medicine

You are what you eat ! AND we are home consuming right now… food, media, oxygen… at least the air is cleaner during this time! What is the real impact of the food we are putting into our bodies? Are there larger questions we should be asking? What about our kids and youth nutrition? So. Many. Things!

Join me, Dr. Teddy Brose, and former nurse, Karla Jones, as we discuss food as medicine and how we navigate these conversations with medical staff, kids, and ourselves. They share their journeys to a healthier lifestyle and how simple changes (while tough at first) can change the trajectory of your health journey and the loved ones you look out for. We talk about responsibly and why taking charge of your own health and knowledge around what you’re consuming is so important. We discuss how to lead the way for kids to make better nutritional choices, even while at school or at a friend’s house and how to provide space for further conversation so they really understand why. We talk about little changes you can make now to eat cleaner and change the trajectory of your health. The wellness, health, and fitness spaces are all business- arm yourself with knowledge!


Highlights

Questioning a better way. Why don’t doctors and nurses know more about nutrition? They are not nutritionists:) Kids and food. Kids and sugar. Plant based vs. the standard American diet. Changing one small thing vs. everything. Wellness, fitness, and business. What to do now? 


Dr. Teddy Brose is a physician in Appomattox, Virginia. She specializes in Family Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine and works closely with her patients in the application of evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle medicine for the prevention, treatment and reversal of chronic diseases. She further facilitates the Complete Health Improvement Program in her community, a three month comprehensive lifestyle medicine program which aims to educate and arm its participants with the tools necessary for success in their journey to health and wellness. She further teaches numerous free class’s in her community and does a monthly Walk with a Doc program where she discusses various health related topics while taking a walk with community members. 


Karla Jones is a mom of 3 young kids and wife to a college baseball coach. She is a master’s prepared nurse turned mama on a mission from Central VA. She loves running, a good book, building things with her hands, and sharing her simple tips for a healthier lifestyle. After learning the relationship between nutrition and disease, something she wasn’t educated on in nursing school, she’s been on a mission to pay forward this important information. She’s partnered with a company whose mission is to inspire health living around the world. Most people strive to live a healthier lifestyle, but find where to start a challenge. Karla is able to help people ignite their journey with one simple change. This incredible partnership has allowed her to live her best life and inspire others to do the same. She is all about making impact for good in helping families thrive! This is what has lead her to become a #mamasetfree.