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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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Travel With Purpose: Cheryl Acheson & Rick Hyman of Travel Is Beautiful, Part 2

8/15/2018
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After raising their family, Rick and Cheryl looked inward, decided to leave the corporate world, and are now traveling the world with purpose. Going off the beaten path, they’re bringing back unusual beauty in a stunning and engaging blog. Editor In Chief Cheryl is often editing her photographer husband Rick—which has sometimes led to challenges. In this episode, we hear about how they’ve learned to disagree differently—and sometimes not disagree at all. Where others might find conflict,...

Duration:00:31:01

Travel With Purpose: Cheryl Acheson & Rick Hyman of Travel Is Beautiful, Part 1

8/8/2018
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This couple had significant professional careers, raised a family, left corporate, and decided to do something different with the next chapter of their lives. They wanted to travel with purpose, which is different than just vacationing. It has led Cheryl Acheson and Rick Hyman to develop an extraordinary blog called Travel Is Beautiful. Cheryl is the writer and editor in chief. Rick is the photographer, not to mention a contributing writer. Rick’s writing style leads to some interesting...

Duration:00:35:33

Cocktail Couple: Rob & Sara Sergent of Alpine Distilling, Part 2

8/1/2018
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We continue our conversation with Rob and Sara Sergent of Alpine Distilling. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, they were homeless, jobless and pregnant—and they say it was one of the best things to happen to them. They embrace it and practically recommend such adversity for a couple in business. We’ll hear how Rob encourages Sara to branch out in the business and supports her in pretty much everything—including being a distiller herself. Sara says she works well when there’s a challenge,...

Duration:00:38:13

Cocktail Couple: Rob & Sara Sergent of Alpine Distilling

7/25/2018
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Meet Rob and Sara Sergent of Alpine Distilling. This young distillery was founded by a couple who have seen serious adversity. As newlyweds, they went through a trial by fire that might seem devastating—yet they found it to be liberating. There’s a parity between these two that is unusual in the kind of business they run. Which hasn’t always been the case in their respective careers together. And it sounds like it’s having a really interesting affect on their young kids. It’s also one of...

Duration:00:53:24

Arguing: How To Do It w/Dr. Rachna Jain, Psychologist

7/18/2018
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This is Coupleco, The Argument Edition. What causes the two of you to argue vehemently—when you’re actually in agreement? What happens when an argument just makes you shut down? (There is an actual name for this.) We’ll hear about the different styles of arguing—including the fact-based arguer, the feelings-based arguer, and even the kitchen-sink arguer—and what to do about it. This includes a technique that’s deceptively simple to implement, yet makes it surprisingly difficult to maintain...

Duration:00:35:10

Entrepreneurial Balancing Act: Jereme & Sarah Trunk of Balance Within Integrative Physical Therapy, Part 2

7/11/2018
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In this episode, we rejoin Jereme and Sarah Trunk of Balance Within Integrative Physical Therapy to discuss how perfectionism can be the enemy of progress. There’s pleasure and the pain of building your own business model instead of following someone else’s template. It’s OK to take a weekend off—especially when you want to be a couple instead of coworkers. And, regardless of how much prep you do, the necessity of having trust & faith if you’re going to make a business fly.

Duration:00:35:54

Entrepreneurial Balancing Act: Jereme & Sarah Trunk of Balance Within Integrative Physical Therapy

7/4/2018
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Jereme and Sarah Trunk of Balance Within Integrative Physical Therapy are a couple who are truly in love in business together. We’re going to hear them talk about wanting to create something that didn’t exist in the marketplace—which is either very brave or very foolish, depending on who you are and how you look at it. (We’re going with brave.) They’re also challenging conventional thinking in their niche. And in continuing a theme that we picked up with Blackbird Crossfit in Maryland,...

Duration:00:46:57

Love The Burn: Matt & Rebekah Titus of Blackbird CrossFit, Part 2

6/27/2018
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Matt and Rebekah Titus of Blackbird CrossFit never used to fight until they began running a business together. In this episode, we hear about a business that isn’t kid-friendly—but has lots of kids running around in the middle of it with potentially dire results. There’s the value of learning to appreciate how each other communicates in a relationship where one partner is driven by emotion, the other by analysis. And the power and the joy in changing lives—especially when attracting...

Duration:00:40:06

Love The Burn: Matt & Rebekah Titus of Blackbird CrossFit

6/20/2018
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Matt and Rebekah Titus, owners of Blackbird CrossFit in Eldersburg, Maryland, are a fun and passionate couple who had something interesting happen when they started working together: for the first time in their marriage, they began to fight. We’re going to hear how they’ve been able to meet that challenge. There’s also that scary moment of truth when they decided they were taking the plunge and going all-in—and how they’ve built a thriving cult brand with a loyal following of brand...

Duration:00:49:39

Should You Even Do This? - Dr. Rachna Jain, Psychologist

6/13/2018
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In this episode, we’re talking to Dr. Rachna Jain, a clinical psychologist with a special focus on working with entrepreneur relationships. Dr. Jain is going to help us answer the age-old question, “Should the two of you even be doing this?” She’s going to talk about tools for better communication. And we’re even going to hear about an exercise called The 10-Second Kiss.

Duration:00:31:04

The Bleam Team--Chip & Carol Bleam of Freedom Chiropractic, Part 2

6/6/2018
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In part 2 of our chiropractor couple, Dr. Chip & Dr. Carol Bleam of Freedom Chiropractic & Rehab of Eldersburg, Maryland. The Bleam team is a study in cooperation, team dynamics, family-first thinking, and manageable scale. We’re going to hear about an interesting challenge when it comes to underestimating one’s power—and maybe not surprisingly, it comes from Dr. Carol’s diminutive size. They talk about acceptance of each other’s idiosyncrasies, and learning how to work effectively with...

Duration:00:30:35

The Bleam Team--Chip & Carol Bleam of Freedom Chiropractic, Part 1

5/30/2018
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CoupleCo is in the city that is known as America In Miniature—Maryland. We are talking to a couple of chiropractors, Dr. & Dr. Bleam of Freedom Chiropractic & Rehab of Eldersburg, Maryland. Better known as Chip and Carol, these two are a study in how a couple, with three young children in school with activities, balance work and family—and still have time for each other, which comes with an interesting and fun tip for keeping up a regular weekly date night. They talk about power struggles...

Duration:00:41:40

Hard To Make It Look This Easy: Justin & Kristin Boswell of Wayward Owl Brewing, Part 2

5/23/2018
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We’re back with Justin and Kristin of Wayward Owl Brewing, talking about what happens when you’re an anxious person, and it comes off as anger. We’re discussing the time-honored tradition of talking your partner in off the ledge. Justin and Kristin talk about making each other sharper. But is it your responsibility to make each other happy? And one of our favorite topics, managing expectations—but in this case, instead of talking about managing expectations for the customer, we talk about...

Duration:00:42:22

Hard To Make It Look This Easy: Justin & Kristin Boswell of Wayward Owl Brewing, Part 1

5/16/2018
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We are talking to a couple of the hearty, artistic souls who have ventured into the heady business of craft brewing in New Orleans. This is an unusual interview. We’re talking with Justin and Kristin Boswell of Wayward Owl Brewing Company. In an age when there is finger pointing and name-calling between generations, and Millennials are supposed to be blaming Boomers for ruining everything for them, it was our pleasure to sit down with these two entrepreneurs in their early 30s who defy...

Duration:00:48:25

Renting To The Rich & Famous: Abode Luxury Rentals' Rob & Rachel Alday - Part 2

5/9/2018
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We are treading back into the dark and dangerous territory of luxury property management with Rob and Rachel All-Day of Abode Luxury Rentals. Rob and Rachel handle high-end vacation rentals for high-net-worth individuals, which is a 24/7 gig. It can be stressful, they work with a clientele who are often demanding and can have unrealistically high expectations. We’re going to hear about the value of knowing exactly who your customer is, and keeping a business purposely small. We’ll also...

Duration:00:42:01

Renting To The Rich & Famous: Abode Luxury Rentals' Rob & Rachel Alday - Part 1

5/2/2018
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In this episode, CoupleCo is wading into the deep and dangerous waters of luxury property management with Rob and Rachel All-Day of Abode Luxury Rentals. Handling high-end vacation rentals for high-net-worth individuals, Rob and Rachel have their share of crazy stories about who did what with their liquor deliveries and the hot tub. But when you consider how much stress is involved in catering to the wealthy and super-wealthy, you have to wonder how a married couple with young kids handles...

Duration:00:45:41

Mountain-Town Micro-Winery Marriage: Cognition Winery's Dennis Romankowski & Gina Coccimiglio, Part 2

4/25/2018
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In this episode, we return to the micro-winery couple who started making Napa wines 750 miles away from Napa in the nation’s most alcohol unfriendly state. In Part 2 of our interview with Dennis Romankowski and Gina Goccimiglio of Cognition Winery in Park City, Utah. We hear more about their unusual and dynamic lifestyle as serial entrepreneurs. Vintner Dennis talks about feeling obligated to take wine advice from Gina, who has no professional experience in winemaking. They discuss aspects...

Duration:00:32:55

Mountain-Town Micro-Winery Marriage: Cognition Winery's Dennis Romankowski & Gina Coccimiglio, Part 1

4/18/2018
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Cockeyed optimists? You decide. Dennis Romankowski and Gina Coccimiglio decided to start making Napa wines 750 miles away from Napa in the nation's most alcohol-unfriendly state. But Cognition Winery has flourished in Park City, Utah. Unsurprising, perhaps. Dennis and Gina are serial entrepreneurs. It seems like they never have fewer than four businesses going all at once. And somehow, they make all of them work. Gina has been a visionary in the healthcare field, and admits she’s often the...

Duration:00:33:40

Sweat Equity Entrepreneurs: Linda & Charlie Graves Of Athletic Republic, Part 2

4/11/2018
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We’re back with our favorite sweat-equity couple, Charlie and Linda Graves of sports-training empire Athletic Republic. We’ll hear about how the rules of hierarchy in the office don’t work when you’re husband and wife. Linda says she admires that Charlie can handle tough situations, and rise above, which is a challenge for her. He says he’s grateful to have her working with him instead of somewhere else. And hear her admit that she slaps him a lot. (It’s all in fun.) All this and more from...

Duration:00:34:22

Sweat Equity Entrepreneurs: Linda & Charlie Graves Of Athletic Republic, Part 1

4/4/2018
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In this episode, we’re talking to a really dynamic pair: Charlie and Linda Graves of sports-training empire Athletic Republic. They bought a groundbreaking but business-challenged performance sport training business, rebranded it, and have turned it into a growing international franchise with over 120 locations. For two people who are both athletes, they are very different people. Charlie was a likely Olympic swimmer before the US boycotted the 1980 summer Olympics. Linda denies being an...

Duration:00:41:19