GSD Entrepreneur Podcast

MIA ROOKS & MELISSA HAWLEY: Being Competitive, Building A Business On Relationships And Trust, And Being A Problem Solver For What People Need

Melissa and Mia are a beautiful and an inspirational couple. They have and are building their real estate business, The Hawley-Rooks Team, on relationships and trust. In this episode, we talk about what it was like to pick up and move from Charleston to Nashville and...

PAULINE NAKIOS: Growing Up In Retail, Being Willing To Pivot, And Realizing That Your Retail Team Can Work Remotely

Charleston native, Pauline Nakios, founded Lilla P, her apparel company, 20 years ago. She grew up in retail as a member of the well-known Sokol family who opened the iconic Morris Sokol store on King Street in downtown Charleston, so it was only natural that she...

VIKKI MATSIS: Leading In The Hostel Industry, Knowing Bigger Is Not Always Better, And Inviting People Into The Beauty Of All Things Organic

Vikki Matsis is both a hustler and one who constantly strives to be in touch with the stillness of life. She sees a need and wants to meet that need as organically as possible. As a result, her career path has been both varied and profoundly meaningful. Vikki is the...

NATHALIE DUPREE: Being A Pioneer In The Kitchen, Moving Forward Even When You Don’t Know What You’re Doing, And Helping Women Develop What They Love

It’s virtually impossible to do a quick introduction on the one and only food legend, Nathalie Dupree. She is a trailblazer. She is a leader. She is an advocate and mentor for many people, especially women. Her bio is absolutely fascinating and inspiring. She’s a...

ANGEL PASSAILAIGUE HOLMES: Being In The Right Place At The Right Time, Having No Fear, And Letting Go Of The “Good” For The Best

Angel Passailaigue Holmes is a true Charleston native and well, she’s as fun as they come. Her background is rich and deep in the travel and tourism and food and beverage industries. She served on the host steering committee for World Cup Soccer-Orlando, served...

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