THE Podcast for Side Hustlers

All Posts by Carmen Reed-Gilkison
I'm an ambitious 50-something hell-bent on changing the world one business at a time by helping business owners learn how to make their social media accounts and their website work together to generate more leads. I do this all while maintaining my corporate career that I don't hate! The Side Hustle Rage Podcast was brought to life to help people working a side hustle learn from others doing the same. Read the full story here >

Kristin Hardwick

Published February 6, 2018 in Business , Photography - 0 Comments

My guest on today's show is Kristin Hardwick. Kristin is a branding photographer and strategist for entrepreneurs who are ready to stand out as the expert in their field. She helps her clients showcase their expertise and their unique energy, in both photographs that wow, and with a strategy to maximize those photographs. After 8 years in corporate America, Kristin turned her side hustle into a full-time business and has loved helping others ever since.

Some of the topics we cover in this episode are:

  • Why niching down will save your business
  • How to determine what YOUR brand is
  • How to remain authentic to you, while still having a polished brand

You can connect with Kristin at the following locations:

https://www.kristinhardwick.com/

https://www.instagram.com/kristinhardwickphoto/

https://www.facebook.com/KristinHardwickPhotography/


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Rachel E. Wright

Published January 30, 2018 in Mindset , Resilience - 0 Comments

My guest today is Rachel E. Wright. Rachel is a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, licensed insurance producer, volunteer, and philanthropist. 

In the spring of 2017, she opened her company, Rachel Chats, after a successful kidney transplant in July 2016. The obstacles Rachel faced could not deter her from what life had to offer. Her mission is to share her journey through kidney disease, from disappointment to resilience, and to encourage kidney patients and those facing other debilitating illnesses to make their dreams their reality despite their illness.

During our conversation, Rachel explains what being diagnosed with kidney disease in the prime of her life was like, some of the symptoms she experienced, and she gives us a peek inside the life of an ambitious woman who doesn't know the meaning of  the term "give up."

Rachel has taken a bleak situation and turned it into a way to help others, which is one of the best ways to realize purpose in life. Way to go Rachel!

You can connect with Rachel at her website: https://rachelchats.com/

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Marc Mawhinney

Published January 23, 2018 in Coaching , Entrepreneurship - 0 Comments

My guest on today’s episode is Marc Mawhinney. Marc is a lifelong entrepreneur who’s on a mission to help coaches build successful businesses! He achieves this with his coaching programs; his podcasts, Natural Born Coaches & The Marc Mawhinney Show; his Facebook group The Coaching Jungle, and his exclusive print newsletter – Secret Coach Club.

Marc is one of my former coaches and is amazing at providing value, value, value in all that he does! He’s got a pretty good sense of humor too as you’ll hear in this interview – enjoy!

Our discussion covers the following (and more!):

  • Bouncing back from failure and dealing with haters
  • Not everyone should be an entrepreneur
  • How to skyrocket the engagement of your email subscribers with daily emails

 

You can connect with Marc at the following:

http://www.naturalborncoaches.com/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheCoachingJungle

http://www.secretcoachclub.com/

http://www.themarcshow.com/

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Tania Gerard

Published January 16, 2018 in Mindset , Strategy - 0 Comments

My guest today is Tania Gerard, Congruency Coach. Tania empowers individuals in their transition processes so they can understand their experiences, integrate them into their life story and become their wiser selves. Her story is an amazing one, and she's here to help all of us understand how to live more authentically.

Our discussion covers:

  • What does "congruency" mean? 
  • Why is it important to integrate the experience of life transitions? 
  • How does this integration help us become who we want to be?

You can connect with Tania on her website: https://taniagerard.com/ or on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/congruencycoach/

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Jim Burgoon

Published January 9, 2018 in Mindset - 0 Comments

My guest today is Jim Burgoon; Jim is an inspirational speaker, writer, and coach who seeks to help those who feel stuck in their lives and relationships take their next steps to get unstuck. 

Jim tells us his inspirational story and along with it covers the following topics:

  • Being stuck and what to do about it 
  • Toxic relationships
  • Building a life and business in the midst of crisis 
  • Unlocking your potential by changing your thinking

You can connect with Jim online at www.jimburgoon.org

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Sean Douglas

Published January 2, 2018 in Entrepreneurship , Mindset , Side Hustle - 0 Comments

Sean Douglas is a U.S. Air Force Veteran, Professional Speaker, Master Resilience Implementer, Performance Enhancement Expert, International Radio Show Host, and Author. Sean has built three successful businesses while serving on active duty, and he shares his experiences, wisdom, and exuberance with us. 

One of Sean's goals at the time of recording this episode was to be a Ted Talk Speaker. Sean achieved that goal in December - go, Sean! You'll understand what makes him successful when you listen to this interview; Sean is on fire!

 Some of the topics we cover are:

  • How to start a business 
  • Resilience 
  • Blueprint To Success

You can follow Sean on his website:  https://www.thesuccesscorps.com

and, on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LifeTransformationRadio and https://www.facebook.com/SeanDouglasSpeaks/

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Christina Concord

Published December 26, 2017 in Business , Promotion - 0 Comments

Christina Concord is a Brand Strategist, and Founder of Antina Promotions. She helps organizations, entrepreneurs, and small business owners create high touch, high value and high impact brand experiences for their clients.

As a dedicated advocate for the companies she partners with, she helps clients strategically place their brand into the hands of their audience throughout the various touch points of their buyer lifecycle to increase leads, sales and client loyalty and advocacy with targeted and strategic marketing campaigns that can provide measurable results and a positive ROI.

You can connect with Christina at http://www.antinapromo.com/ and on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christinaconcord/

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Marianne Sundquist

Published December 19, 2017 in Cooking , Entrepreneurship - 0 Comments

Marianne Sundquist has taken her lifelong love of cooking, family, and the community that surrounds food, and is turning it into her empire. After a decade of working in some of the best restaurants in the country, she took a hard look inside and made the shift of leaving her Executive Chef position.

She knew she had to make that drastic change if she ever wanted to have a family.

She started focusing on her side hustle at the time, but she realized it wasn't lighting her up, so she started a blog "selfishly" she says. The blog was started as a tool for her to work through her thoughts, confusion, and desires - a way to explore what she wanted to do next. Before long, it started resonating with moms who didn't have the skills or time to cook for their families the way they wanted to. That's all Marianne needed to take her passion to the internet helping people learn how to cook!

You can connect with her on her website at: http://www.theclarifiedkitchen.com/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theclarifiedkitchen/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theclarifiedkitchen/

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Alaia Williams

Published December 12, 2017 in Business , Organization - 0 Comments

My guest today is Alaia Williams. Alaia is a business systems strategist and community cultivator based in Los Angeles, CA. Alaia works with entrepreneurs and small business owners around the globe, helping them build better businesses by connecting them with the resources they need to succeed.

We talk the importance of finding a community that supports you and what you are doing, as well as planning, business systems, organizing, productivity, and how there is no one system or person that will magically solve everything.

Alaia also gives us some great tips on where you should invest your money when starting out in business.

Learn more and connect with Alaia at www.alaiawilliams.com

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Katrina McGhee

Published December 5, 2017 in Mindset , Money - 0 Comments

My guest today is Katrina McGhee, Katrina is a professionally certified life coach and MBA who inspires her clients to create richer, happier lives. Her amazing story has been featured on Forbes.com; you’re not gonna want to miss this!

After her initial career as a healthcare actuary, Katrina left to pursue an MBA and later began a new career in market research. Eventually realizing the corporate grind was not for her, she saved $40,000 in just eighteen months and embarked on a twenty-month career break to travel around the world.

Post career break, Katrina returned to corporate America with a side hustle that utilizes her talents and life experiences. She's now a life coach who supports people who know they’re meant for more to create a clear vision and a plan to bring it to life and get them from where they are to where they want to be.

She recently paid off the last $42,000 in student loans in just twenty-two months and now uses her budget ninja tactics to help others find freedom from their money struggles.

Her advice on managing money and international travel has been shared across various websites, blogs and podcasts including The Scott Alan Turner Show, Credit.com, Brit+Co and Better Stories.com

Some of the topics we discuss are:

  • How finding ease, peace and a sense of control over your money can allow you to take risks, invest in yourself and support your dreams. Here are three thoughts I would be happy to share:
  • Why and how did  Katrina create a new and healthier relationship with my money?
  • What's Katrina's current financial situation and how do I feel about it? (spoiler alert: She makes a lot less now than she did before her career break but she's so much happier)
  • What is one big myth about budgeting / managing your money that Katrina wants to dispel? (spoiler alert: that it can't be fun!)

You can connect with Katrina at her website (www.kmcgheecoaching.com) and find out about her money master class.

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