Fran Dunaway is the co-founder of TomboyX – a gender neutral apparel brand that made its name in undies. She describes herself as coming out of the womb a boss, but I would say that Fran is the farthest thing from bossy. She’s gracious, humble, compassionate, thoughtful. She’s also incredibly smart, one of the best strategic thinkers I’ve ever met, incredibly brave and she’s seriously disrupting an industry.
I had you at coffee, didn’t I? Something about coffee taps into a universal language for so many of us hard-chargers who reach for a caffeine kick instead of considering that we may just need to back off and recharge sometimes. Alex Hanifin is no stranger to the concept of hard-charging. She is scrappy. […]
Today I give an ode to motherhood on a few fronts. I recently interviewed Susie Rinehart (episode 93 to be released soon) and she said the phrase “I’m right where I need to be.” It really resonated with me to the point where I realized that mantra can give comfort when you need comfort, […]
Today I caught up with an old friend from Downers Grove, IL. Tracy O’Malley and I grew up together and graduated from Downers South in 1990. I went on to become a pro triathlete and start Skirt Sports. Along the way I battled many demons and tackled many barriers. Tracy went on to become […]
Meet Jillian Lakritz – former corporate world consultant turned entrepreneur, founder of Yoee Baby, mom of two, idea-birther, and more. I met Jillian when our girls were magically attracted to each other in preschool. Our first play date was hilarious. I thought I would drop Wilder off and go for a long run, but […]
Meet Megan Reamer – founder of Jackson’s Honest – a brand that makes chips cooked in coconut oil. Megan is an incredible woman with a background in the corporate finance world who realized at some point that her quality of life was suffering. So she and her husband Scott decided to pack up and move […]
When something is new in your life, it generally symbolizes a start. Think about any starting line – the emotions, expectations, uncertainty that come with it. Some people are made for the starting line. They thrive in this nervous energy, they bubble with excitement, they know that the finish line is out there, but […]
Meet Nick Symmonds. He is truly a man on the move. Nick is a 2-time Olympian, has medaled at 13 USA Championships (including 9 Golds). Along the way he learned to love running (believe it or not, he did NOT love running when he started). He became a staunch advocate for athletes’ rights. He […]
Meet Jackie Ros – she’s a high-energy, innovative-thinker who started the revolutionary tech company Revolar just two years ago. Revolar makes wearable tech devices that allow you to communicate with your loved ones with just a push of a button. If you are actually in danger, it seems like it would be easy to […]
Meet Mike Glauser the ultimate entrepreneur. Mike knew early on that he wanted to be an entrepreneur, but instead of jumping in headfirst, he went to school to study entrepreneurship and found that while he learned a ton, he needed hands-on experience to test his book-smarts. This led to founding multiple businesses, teaching entrepreneurship at the university level and writing bestseller "Main Street Entrepreneur" after interviewing 100 entrepreneurs in 100 towns across America.