In this episode of Lean the F*ck Out, Gretchen and Tera talk with Rachael Kay Albers, founder and creative director of RKA ink, a branding, web design, and digital marketing studio. Rachael talks about how she got her business started and her effing hilarious video series, Awkward Marketing, a business comedy show blending fun size small business advice with storytelling and sketch comedy.
As a woman I am sure you have felt the push and stress of your need to be able to do everything while at the same time trying to achieve work life balance. Society raises its girls on the notion that they have to be able to conquer the world, but be okay with the structures that keep them back. We have to be gorgeous, hard working, successful, great mothers, great friends, and perfect partners. Blah. Blah. Blah. It’s effing exhausting.
In this interview we talk with Tasha Booth about how she went from touring musical theatre performer to CEO of her own business support services business. Tasha shares some of the lessons she has learned from the growth of her business, some amazing tips on how to keep a virtual team motivated, and pointers on how solopreneurs can recognize when it is time to hire support services to grow their business.
This week on Lean the F*ck Out, we talked with Lesly Simmons about how she went from running her own business to taking a gig back in corporate. Lesly talks about the difference between working for herself and working at a corporation, and how she has been able to utilize her entrepreneurial mindset in her new role.
In this episode, we talk with Magalie Rene´ about how she went moved from Public Relations into a creative business, and then finally into coaching fempreneurs on finding their own shine. Magalie shares great tips on overcoming fears and taking the leap to find a career where you shine.
This week on Lean the F*ck Out we talk with Jenna Arcidiacono owner and chef of Amore, an authentic Italian restaurant in Grand Rapids, Mich. Jenna is an accomplished chef and Amore has won Best New Restaurant 2011, Grand Rapids Magazine; Restaurant of the Year 2012, Grand Rapids American Culinary Federation; Best European 2012, Grand Rapids Magazine and Chef of the Year 2013, The Grand Rapids Press. With all her accolades Jenna was noticed by Guy’s Grocery Games and recruited for an episode that aired this October. Jenna gives advice on how to build a business and keep employees long term; talks to us about how she was able to conquer the restaurant business as a female; and how she supports other women-owned businesses.