Beyond 6 Seconds
Summary: Tune into the Beyond 6 Seconds podcast to hear extraordinary stories from everyday people. Each episode features inspiring stories of life and creativity, triumph and struggle. I interview people who are starting their own businesses, giving back to their communities, and working with exciting new technologies to advance our world. We also talk about specific ways that our listeners can help support them and their work, so that their stories can continue to evolve. Who knows, their stories may even provide you some extra inspiration to develop your own talents and passions!
During her bout with a rare and aggressive cancer, Shannon Villalba used holistic medicine therapies along with traditional medical treatments. Her experience and recovery inspired her to create HIME Wellness: a company that provides resources for holistic therapies & tools to help people live happier, healthier, meaningful, and more purpose-driven lives. Learn more at www.himewellness.com .
Katarina Garcia is the fashion designer and athlete behind Katsey, a new athleisure apparel line for women ages 40+. Katarina discusses how she navigated the challenges leading up to her clothing line’s launch, and how she used LinkedIn to build her business with executives and venture capitalists, leading to a deal with Amazon. She also shares how Katsey will support a bigger dream: preventing domestic violence through youth education. Learn more @bekatsey on Instagram.
Tyler Jackson is the owner and founder of Trove Branding Consultants, a social media management agency that caters to entrepreneurs, brands, and corporations worldwide. In this episode, Tyler shares valuable digital marketing and branding advice for small businesses, recommends the books that have helped her strengthen her skills as a business owner and build her team, and the importance of being a lifelong learner. Learn more at www.TroveBrandingConsultants.com.
Roxana Radulescu is the Founder of All Personal, where she provides coaching services to develop your "soft skills." She also hosts the All Personal podcast, which features stories about how people discover and use their unique skills. On this episode, Roxana shares the importance of building your strengths & skills like muscles and how she manages the challenges of being a new solo entrepreneur in a new country. Learn more at www.personalskillscoach.com.
Elena Deutsch is an executive coach and career consultant who founded WILL: Women Interested in Leaving (big) Law. She helps women lawyers leave big law firms for a career and life filled with greater control and satisfaction. Elena shares why women get stuck being miserable in big law firms, what inspired her to start WILL and how she addresses the challenges of being a solopreneur. Visit www.womeninterestedinleavinglaw.com to learn more.
Lizy Dastin is the owner and founder of Art and Seeking, a platform that bridges the gap between the mainstream art world to the unorthodox world of street art. Lizy shares how her business was born during a low point in her life, why it evolved beyond art tours into a digital archive of street art, and the craziest interviews she’s done with street artists. Learn more about Lizy at www.artandseeking.com and on her podcast “Art Attack with Lizy Dastin and Justin Bua.”
Jeannette Wheatley spent 3 years volunteering with World Hope’s Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in New Orleans. She shares why she traveled far from her Michigan home to support hurricane victims (despite having a broken shoulder), how she inspired businesses in her hometown to get involved, and how her faith in God inspired miracles large and small. Jeannette is currently raising funds to build a well in Kisumu, Kenya. You can learn more by emailing her at jeannettewheatley@Ymail.com.
Katharine Griffiths is a telecommunications veteran with a passion for gender equality, who is helping companies thrive by embracing gender diversity. She shares what inspired her to build her brand around gender equality, the unique methodology she has developed to drive gender diversity, and how sharing stories and working through conflict can help women and men create lasting change. Learn more about Katharine on her website at www.katharinegriffiths.com.
Conrad Agderian is the Founder and Owner of Conrad’s Concessions, a party equipment rental business in Bergenfield NJ. In this episode, he shares how he evolved his company from a side-hustle into a successful full-time business, why he left corporate jobs behind to become an entrepreneur, and advice for providing great customer service. You can contact Conrad at www.conradsconcessions.com, where you can also listen to his podcast, Victory Loves Company: www.conradsconcessions.com/victorylovescompany.html
Avery Schrader is the Founder and CEO of Modash, a startup based in Tallinn, Estonia that helps online content creators partner with established brands. In this episode, Avery discusses what inspired him to build a digital marketing start-up and how to use networking to find mentors, clients & employees. You can contact Avery at email@example.com or www.modash.io . If you work in marketing, you can try out Modash’s platform for free by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
Deborah Davis is the Founder and Owner of PUSHLivingPhotos.com, a company that aims to increase photos and imagery of people with disabilities in the tourism, leisure and lifestyle mediums. Deborah shares what sets her company apart from other stock image providers, how she empowers people with disabilities through authentic photo modeling, and how she aims to #ElevateDisability in public perception. Visit www.pushlivingphotos.com or contact Deborah.Davis@pushliving.com or (866) 269-8335.
Kyle Elliott is the Career Coach behind CaffeinatedKyle.com, where he helps people find jobs they LOVE (or at least tolerate). His background in health education, public administration, mental health & LGBT+ advocacy helped him develop a coaching practice to guide people through their careers, while encouraging them to care for themselves. We also talk about networking & Kyle’s love of Starbucks. Connect with Kyle on LinkedIn and visit his website www.caffeinatedkyle.com for a free 5 day job search course
This episode features Sara Holoubek, the CEO and founder of Luminary Labs. Sara discusses Luminary Labs’ work in open innovation, which brings together, guides and incents people and organizations to solve the “thorny problems that matter” in society using a virtual accelerator. Learn more at www.luminary-labs.com and on Twitter @luminarylabs. Additionally, practitioners of open innovation can participate in Luminary Labs’ Open Innovation Survey by emailing email@example.com.
Lauren Magura is the founder of Cinematcher, a matchmaking app that enables diverse talent to hire and get hired for film, TV and digital projects instantly and globally. In this episode, Lauren shares how she got the inspiration to create Cinematcher, her skills that help her succeed as an entrepreneur, and how she is growing and diversifying Cinematcher for the future. You can contact Lauren at Lauren.Magura@cinematcher.com & visit www.cinematcher.com to download the app and sign up for their newsletter.
Christine Gritmon founded her own social media consulting company, Christine Gritmon Inc., to help small local businesses (mainly in Rockland County and Westchester County NY) strategically connect with their customers on social media. On this podcast she shares the hard lessons she learned during her first year in business, and how they have reenergized and strengthened her business in Year 2. You can find Christine at http://christine.gritmon.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & LinkedIn.