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There are couples in business for themselves who are crushing it without crushing each other. Want to know how they make it work? CoupleCo features interviews with couples in business together who are making stuff happen. Want to hear their stories, glean insights into their systems, pitfalls, failures, must-do's and working styles? Couple Up with CoupleCo...

There are couples in business for themselves who are crushing it without crushing each other. Want to know how they make it work? CoupleCo features interviews with couples in business together who are making stuff happen. Want to hear their stories, glean insights into their systems, pitfalls, failures, must-do's and working styles? Couple Up with CoupleCo...
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There are couples in business for themselves who are crushing it without crushing each other. Want to know how they make it work? CoupleCo features interviews with couples in business together who are making stuff happen. Want to hear their stories, glean insights into their systems, pitfalls, failures, must-do's and working styles? Couple Up with CoupleCo...

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Baked With Love & CBD: LeAnn & Joseph Jackson of LeAnn's Cheesecakes, in Tampa, FL, Part 1

6/12/2019
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Their cheesecakes in a jar are taking Florida by storm, and there are plans for national domination. The story begins with a whirlwind romance and a lightning-fast marriage. It stars two controlling, passionate people, each of whom fight for what they believe in. We’re sitting down in Tampa with Joseph & LeAnn Jackson of Le'Anns Cheesecakes—which include CBD-infused cheesecakes. Why? Because of a first-person story that should make anyone a believer in the power of the plant. These two...

Duration:00:39:24

On Their Own Terms: Chris & Jim Howard of Live Life Revolution, Part 2

6/5/2019
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We are back with Chris & Jim Howard of Live Life Revolution dot com. These high-school sweethearts married young, and ran her family’s business—which could have ruined them. They’ve battled disease, loss, demons and failure. In this episode, we examine the power of having faith in your ability to get through things. There’s the idea that a serious health challenge is the basis for story. We hear how they adopted a dynamic of letting each business experience drive the next phase of their...

Duration:00:39:22

On Their Own Terms: Chris & Jim Howard of Live Life Revolution, Part 1

5/29/2019
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These two were high-school sweethearts, married young, and ran her family’s business—which was killing them. So they sold the business and became pioneers. They started doing branding and positioning for early internet marketers. Over the years, Chris & Jim Howard of Live Life Revolution have battled disease, loss, demons and failure. They are also proof that, when you’re prepared and have desire, a seat-of-the-pants effort can pay off big. Chris is also happy to let Jim be out front. She’s...

Duration:00:43:55

Dealing With Fear In Business: Dr. Rachna Jain of InLoveAndBiz.com

5/22/2019
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We’re back with a listener favorite: Clinical psychologist Dr. Rachna Jain of InLoveAndBiz.com. Our conversations with her are among the most popular on CoupleCo. Today, she’s talking about one of our favorite subjects because it is such a motivator—but not always in the right way. Hello, FEAR. For a couple in business together, fear can run amok. It can prevent you from starting a business together. It can prevent you from taking necessary risks. But did you know that fear is informative?...

Duration:00:31:57

Empire In The Desert: Scott Palermo & Jim Sanak of Harcourts Desert Homes, Palm Springs CA, Part 2

5/15/2019
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We are back with Scott Palermo and Jim Sanak of Harcourts Desert Homes in Palm Springs. Scott was an exceptional Realtor in Los Angeles. Jim had killer gig at IBM. Downsizing left with a great severance package—and he became Scott’s assistant. What could have been fraught with problems, they approached as a mutual mentor relationship. Their goal: going into business together. We discuss living the authentic life, the concept of co-equals, and the idea of being in alignment with a partner....

Duration:00:32:12

Empire In The Desert: Scott Palermo & Jim Sanak of Harcourts Desert Homes, Palm Springs CA, Part 1

5/8/2019
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We’re visiting fabulous Palm Springs, California, which is “Like no place else.” And our couple here is like no one else: Jim Sanak & Scott Palermo of Harcourts Desert Homes. Scott was selling Los Angeles real estate. Jim had a corner office at IBM. In an unusual move of mentor dynamics, Jim ended up being Scott’s assistant. And who was mentoring whom? This was a couple with a purpose-driven path to being in business together. Today, people think these two lead a fairytale existence. It’s a...

Duration:00:42:52

Real-Life Real Estate Investors: Jill & Tyler Sheff of Cash Flow Guys, Tarpon Springs, FL, Part 2

5/1/2019
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How does a couple make real estate feel so easy? Maybe it’s because they’re easy—after having seen so many challenges and done so much. We are back in Tarpon Springs, Florida with Jill and Tyler Sheff of Cash Flow Guys. Together, they invest in real estate, find property for other investors, and teach their methods to people who want to know their secrets. They also run the Cash Flow Guys podcast, and they’re about to launch another one called Cash Flow Road Show. They want to demonstrate...

Duration:00:31:38

Real-Life Real Estate Investors: Jill & Tyler Sheff of Cash Flow Guys, Tarpon Springs, FL, Part 1

4/24/2019
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The Cash Flow Guys are a husband & wife real estate investment team in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Tyler & Jill Sheff are surprisingly easy and affable—which belies great insight and advice on getting past the problems of life and building wealth. Jill and Tyler are real estate investors, they invest in real estate for other people, and they even teach others to do what they do. They’ve both done a lot of things in their lives, including being a cop and working in the pits at the race track....

Duration:00:40:31

Ultra Uber Couple: Dale & Mark Shaw of Ultratech in Jacksonville, Florida, Part 2

4/17/2019
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We are back with Mark and Dale Shaw of UltraTech. This couple’s viral video was so enormously successful, it practically crippled their sales department. They have a company culture that is extraordinary. We walked in the door and were treated like celebrities. Mark is most famously known for his Ted Talk video where he throws a bucket of red paint at a white canvas to demonstrate the genius of Ultra Ever Dry, the hydrophobic coating that makes water run away. Dale and Mark are also one of...

Duration:00:39:30

Ultra Uber Couple: Dale & Mark Shaw of Ultratech in Jacksonville, Florida, Part 1

4/10/2019
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Dale and Mark Shaw of Ultratech in Jacksonville, Florida have one of those stories about accidentally going into business together. Inspired by the Love Canal environmental disaster, Mark wanted to save the world from toxic chemicals. Inspired by some harebrained ideas they had, Dale wanted to save Mark and his partners from some lousy bookkeeping plans. 25 years later, Mark and Dale are a force in environmental compliance, spill containment and advanced technology products. Theirs is also a...

Duration:00:47:13

Public Relations Dynamic Duo: Oscar & Alicia Gonzalez of Media Relations Group, Miami, FL, Part 2

4/3/2019
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We are venturing back to Miami to continue our conversation with Oscar & Alicia Gonzalez of Media Relations Group. Alicia is enthusiastic about couple entrepreneurism—as well as for working professional moms. Oscar is quiet—but when he speaks, it matters. We hear about thrashing common if arbitrary gender role stereotypes. This is a dynamic couple who do what needs to be done. They offer some great advice for all couples, working together or not. They also recommend being ready for a wild...

Duration:00:34:18

Public Relations Dynamic Duo: Oscar & Alicia Gonzalez of Media Relations Group, Miami, FL, Part 1

3/27/2019
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This is a crazy good story from the crazy, subtropical heart of the Sunshine State. We are venturing to Miami to speak with a couple who are big in the PR game. Oscar and Alicia Gonzalez have been working together for 20 years in their PR firm, Media Relations Group. Oscar was on his way to becoming an unusual seafood magnate. But he was drafted into his wife’s PR business and never looked back. In this interview, he’s the quiet one. She’s got a lot to say. But it’s clear that they are equal...

Duration:00:42:57

The Princess & The Wizard Of Ads: Roy & Pennie Williams of Williams Marketing in Austin, TX, Part 2

3/20/2019
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We return to see the Wizard of Ads in the Texas hill country outside of Austin. Roy Williams is the front man for world-famous and wildly successful Williams Marketing, Wizard of Ads and Wizard Academy. Pennie Williams works quietly behind the curtain. She helps make Williams Marketing move and shake. She’s instrumental in the Wizard’s real estate dealings and an internationally renowned free wedding chapel—something they established because of their deep belief in the institution of...

Duration:00:45:56

The Princess & The Wizard Of Ads: Roy & Pennie Williams of Williams Marketing in Austin, TX, Part 1

3/13/2019
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We’re off to see the Wizard in the Austin, Texas hill country. Roy Williams and Pennie Williams of Williams Marketing are an unusual, unique and profitable pair. This marketing agency husband & wife team have a story that can teach one a lot about marketing. Though really, you’d learn it from Roy. He’s the front man, and is known as The Wizard of Ads. Pennie’s the woman behind the curtain, and she likes it that way. We can’t believe we even got a microphone in front of her. But where would...

Duration:01:01:26

Behind Every Celebrity Chef: Shon & Elizabeth Foster Of Sego in Kanab, UT Part 2

3/6/2019
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We're back in Kanab, Utah with Chef Shon & Elizabeth of Sego Restaurant. We again witness the unstoppability of Shon and the quiet power of Elizabeth. They've known each other since grade 6, married at 17, and divorced after having four kids. Because they had challenges working together, they thought they weren’t supposed to be married. But, they figured it out. After working out their respective management styles, they continued in business together, and remarried—bringing the world baby...

Duration:00:42:14

Behind Every Celebrity Chef: Shon & Elizabeth Foster Of Sego in Kanab, UT Part 1

2/27/2019
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This is a unique interview. Love cooking, food and The Food Network? This is a deep dive into cuisine. Intrigued by couple dynamics and lifelong romance? This is a show for you, too. We’re in Kanab Utah talking to Shon &Elizabeth Foster of Sego Restaurant, which they run out of a boutique hotel. This restaurant is unique, and they’re doing something right: they’ve been approached about replicating it in other hotels around southern Utah. Shon & Elizabeth are also unique—this is a story about...

Duration:00:58:22

Purple Passion-preneurs: Derek & Rhiannon Eddy of Purple Orchid Resort, Part 2

2/20/2019
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Today, we return to Livermore, California for part 2 of our conversation with the Purple Orchid. Derek and Rhiannon Eddy are serial entrepreneurs who’d never been in the resort business until they bought an ailing, wine-country resort and spa. After meeting in a 7am accounting class at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, they’ve never been apart. It’s somehow fitting that they focus on the wedding niche—and that’s why they bought the resort. They were also on the reality show Hotel...

Duration:00:35:30

Purple Passion-preneurs: Derek & Rhiannon Eddy of Purple Orchid Resort, Part 1

2/13/2019
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Derek and Rhiannon Eddy are serial entrepreneurs who got into the resort business—without ever having been in the resort business. College sweethearts with a diehard streak for starting businesses, they have long been focused on the wedding niche—and the resort is part of it. They used to have a wedding photography business in Las Vegas. We’re going to hear some surprising insights into what it means to give some room to your entrepreneurial spouse. We’re going to hear about having a passion...

Duration:00:50:18

RV Escape Couple: Chris & Jen Hudak of Escapod Trailers in Wanship, UT, Part 2

2/6/2019
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We are back in cow country, Utah talking with Jen and Chris Hudak of Escapod travel trailers. These two are dynamic, likable, and a really interesting example of couplepreneur cooperation. Jen has been a multiple-medal-winning freestyle skier in halfpipe, and Chris has traveled the world as a competitive mixed martial artist. Chris has also had a career in the restaurant business, and Jen has another business as a life coach. These two are objects in motion. Today, we hear about signing the...

Duration:00:38:14

RV Escape Couple: Chris & Jen Hudak of Escapod Trailers in Wanship, UT, Part 1

1/30/2019
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We’re traveling to cow country in the greater Park City, Utah area to meet our first-ever manufacturing CoupleCo, Chris and Jen Hudak of Escapod Trailers. If you’re a skier or a fan of The Amazing Race, and “Jen Hudak” sounds familiar, that’s because she is that Jen Hudak: the multiple-medal-winning freestyle skier in halfpipe who took part in Amazing Race season 30 in 2018. If you follow mixed-martial arts, you might know her husband by his former name, Chris Moore. He has competed in mixed...

Duration:00:55:02