This week we talk with Adriana Vázquez Ortiz, CEO and Co-founder of Lilu about launching a healthcare startup and creating a product that improves breastfeeding. Adriana talks about how and why she started the company, the research and development process, understanding your customers’ needs, pitching and getting funded. She also talks about the importance of building better technology to improve lives and in Lilu’s case, helping mothers thrive during the transition into parenthood.
We talk with Jen Proctor, Founder & CEO of Cultivated Entertainment about Navigating the Pressures of Entrepreneurship. Jen certainly knows high pressure. She runs a full-service talent consulting firm in Los Angeles and has worked with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. Jen talks about leading with compassion, a mantra that fuels her. She also talks about losing her mother to suicide and how that has shaped who she is today. Jen shares tips on how she takes care of herself amidst the pressure of running her own business, managing clients and life in general.
In this episode, we turn the mic on co-host and fempreneur Tera Wozniak Qualls. Tera’s entrepreneurial journey began in the nonprofit sector where in addition to her full-time gig, she founded and led the Grand Rapids chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network. She has built four different companies, written a book, became a realtor in less than a month (including the testing) and is currently managing a handful of business ventures. Tera shares a bit about her journey and her hopes for the future of Lean the F*ck Out.
In this episode, we talk with Morgan Elizabeth Brown a Body Confidence Coach in Portland, Oregon who is engaging a niche audience. She shares with us the techniques she uses with her clients to help them stop hating their bodies and start treating themselves with love and respect. She does so with humor, love, and zero bullshit. Morgan pulls from her own experience to help people on their path to a better relationship with their body WITHOUT dieting and weight loss.
Her experience with her own body acceptance journey has given Morgan the empathy and inspiration to help people on their path to a better relationship with their body without dieting or weight loss. She also shares with us how she builds her client space in such a niche and sensitive space.
In this episode, we talk about scaling a business with health and wellness entrepreneur Jennifer Masley. Jennifer Masley is founder of Michigan-based Sip Organic Juice Bar and Jenergy Nutritional Food Bar and EiO & THE HIVE, an all organic restaurant in West Nashville. Jennifer shares with us how she started her first business the Jenergy Bar after the 2008 market crash left her then husband’s real estate development business at an overnight loss of $17 million. Her Jenergy bar led to starting Sip Organic Juice Bar which she scaled from her kitchen to a storefront to multiple locations and then began franchising.
This week on the podcast, female entrepreneur Molly Beane, founder and CEO of From Molly With Love, an all-natural skincare company for radical self-care, talks about the impetus behind her online business and how she runs it from the high level tasks to the day-to-day tools that keep her company moving. Molly explains her plans behind optimal lead generation and expanding her product business to include a course to support women in holistic self care, which she refers to as a radically feminist act.