Bethenny Frankel is an entrepreneur, TV producer, and author of the new book, Business Is Personal. Bethenny burst onto the scene as the unfiltered breakout star of Bravo’s hit show The Real Housewives of New York City and leveraged her reality TV fame to build a business empire. A self-made businesswoman, she is the founder of the Skinnygirl and Bethenny brands and host of the chart-topping podcast Just B with Bethenny Frankel. Her charitable initiative BSTRONG has raised millions of dollars for disaster relief efforts around the world. On this episode, we talk about why she originally turned down Real Housewives (and what made her change her mind!), what it takes to be successful while staying true to yourself, and how she’s built a business empire.
Kara Goldin knows what it takes to build a business from scratch. She’s the founder of Hint, the leading unsweetened flavored water. Hint was inspired by Kara’s own health journey, when she kicked her diet soda habit by turning to fruit infused water. After discovering there was nothing like the fruit-flavored water on the market, she decided to make it herself. Kara is a former tech executive at AOL, host of the podcast The Kara Goldin Show and author of Undaunted. She’s been named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business and to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs list. On this episode, we talk about how to move forward despite uncertainty, turn criticism into motivation and create your own opportunities.
Tim Brown is the co-founder & CEO of Allbirds, the sustainable shoe and apparel company and maker of “the world’s most comfortable shoe.” Tim's experience as a World Cup soccer player for New Zealand led him to think about things on a grand scale, whether that be crafting shoes or running a business. On this episode, we talk about how Allbirds began as a curiosity project, the drive to get better every day, and how tackling tough problems can unlock our purpose.
What does it take to not just get to the top but stay there? Sue Bird is a 4x WNBA champion, 5x Olympic gold medalist and 2x NCAA champion. To say she’s a winner is an understatement. In her 19th season in the WNBA, Sue is looking to lead the Seattle Storm to one more championship in what is expected to be her final season. Sue is a fierce advocate for equality and is the co-founder of TOGETHXR, a media company that elevates and centers women through storytelling. On this episode, we talk about mental toughness, keeping your competitive edge and the legacy she’s leaving behind to inspire the next generation.
What does it take to become an Olympic gold medalist? Figure skater Tara Lipinski catapulted onto the world stage at age 15, becoming the youngest individual gold medalist ever at the 1998 Winter Olympics. Today she’s a broadcaster for NBC and producer for the new docuseries, Meddling. On this episode, Tara shares the sacrifice and immense discipline it takes to be elite and what it’s like to perform under pressure.
What’s the #1 blocker to achieving your biggest goals and dreams? Fear. Rebecca Minkoff is a fashion designer and wildly successful entrepreneur. An industry leader in accessible luxury handbags and apparel, her designs are inspired by strong, confident women. In her new book, Fearless, Rebecca re-writes the rules to share her secrets for unlocking creativity, courage, and success. In our conversation, Rebecca guides us how to let go of others’ expectations, overcome the fear of failure, and reach your goals—no matter how unattainable they may seem.
What’s your New Year’s resolution this year? Maybe it’s to exercise more, save money or learn a new skill. Whatever your goal, you need tools and tactics to help you identify and overcome the barriers to change. Katy Milkman is an award-winning professor at Wharton and host of the popular podcast, Choiceology. She’s devoted her career to the studying behavior change and she shares the tools she’s learned in her book, How to Change. On this episode, Katy reveals a science-based approach that can take you from where you are to where you want to be. We talk about why change is so hard, when the best time to change is, and how to overcome the common barriers to change. Whether you’re a manager, coach or leader aiming to help others change for the better—or are struggling to kick-start change yourself, this conversation is for you.