After four years of hosting this podcast, we are taking a sabbatical. We started this podcast to give entrepreneurs a voice. To let theiriesowerful stores be told. To help build a community of entrepreneurs. To help business owners in the trenches know they are not alone. We have laughed countless laughs with our guests and cried countless tears, both of joy and of hardship. For this last episode, our dear friend and fellow entrepreneur, Kim Powell, does a mic take over and interviews us. We reflect on what has been and we look forward to what is to come. What an incredible four years of connecting with our guests and with you, our listeners. If there is one word to sum it all up, it would be grateful. We are grateful to have shared this path with you for a season. We hope you enjoy this episode!
We first had Levi Walker on GSD 3 years ago on episode #38, and if you’ve listened to that, you know he is a special human with a beautiful story. We wanted to have him back this week for a follow up conversation to talk about how severely Covid has impacted the arts and entertainment industry. As the founder of a commercial photography studio in Vegas, called Levi Walker Studios, Levi works with actors, dancers, musicians, and business leaders in Los Angeles, Vegas, Seattle, New York, and Atlanta capturing them in all of their beauty. There are a few industries that have been hit extra hard during Covid, and the entertainment industry has certainly been one of them. In this conversation, Levi is both hilarious and he gets real and raw and vulnerable as he offers his three action steps for dealing with what seems to be hopeless moments. We hope you are as encouraged and inspired as we were by this conversion with this wonderful human!
Tiffany Kent is Founding Partner of Wealth Engagement LLC. Tiffany is a former Vice President and Financial Advisor at Bernstein Private Wealth Management where she provided a range of sophisticated wealth planning and investment services. Prior to Bernstein, Tiffany constructed client portfolios and managed a $200 million equity long short portfolio as an analyst, portfolio manager and partner at several investment management firms. Before that, she worked at Goldman Sachs as an Associate in investment banking. Tiffany holds a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is a Certified Financial Planner™ and serves as Board Chair of the Harvard Business School Club of Atlanta. What we love so much about Tiffany is that everything she’s now focused on took root as a 14 year old who simply helped her mother with managing her checkbook. She makes finances relatable by using stories to connect. She’s developed a mastery for teaching others, specifically women, the methods and science of financial analysis so they can make better financial decisions and invest in their dreams. And she’s written a book called Investing For The Smarter Sex. We hope you enjoy this episode!
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Once an artist, always an artist. During Jenan McClain’s formidable early years, she leaned into art and reading as escapes from the challenges life threw her way. As she grew up, she pursued art, but, once married, life then led her into banking. She and her husband ended up living in the Caribbean islands for 7 years and while there, she found herself spending her summers creating art programs for local island elementary school children. Art seemed to continue to find her. But not just any type of art. A series of life changing events enabled her to tap into the intuitive process behind the brush. Jenan feels what she is creating. And often her art and her poetry sing the songs of one another. She is inspired by the water and her recent body of work is strongly influenced by the surrounding salt marshes and beautiful florals along the South Carolina coast. Her primarily acrylic and oil pastels work is heavily textured and the rich vibrancy of her pieces are felt through the beautiful colors and lavish layers. To see Jenan’s work is to be captivated by its unexplainable force that draws you in. We hope you enjoy this episode!
Annie Atterberry never intended to be an entrepreneur. She found that she thrived most when she was given the opportunity to invest in other people. But a move from Colorado back to her South Carolina roots, Covid, and two young children changed everything. And that’s how her lifestyle subscription box company, called Sweetgrass & Sage, began… out of necessity. She needed something that would allow her to work from home, on her own schedule, and still be able to be present with her two little ones. So, she decided to start her own business. Annie’s passion is to source meaningful goods exclusively from women-owned small businesses. She believes that we all rise best by lifting others, and she longs to see this box be a blessing to all who are lucky enough to get one. For only one week, she’s opening pre-orders starting Wednesday, Nov. 25. Be sure to check them out! A perfect gift for someone you care about.
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