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The Kara Goldin Show

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Kara Goldin, founder and CEO of Hint, sits down with today’s most fascinating entrepreneurs, disruptors, and change-makers for a no-holds-barred discussion of how they overcame long odds on the road to start-up success. Guests such as Guy Kawasaki (Apple, Canva), Julie Bornstein (The Yes, Stitch Fix), Mindy Grossman (WW), and Amy Errett (Madison Reed) share wisdom and anecdotes that will inspire you – and challenge you to think differently about achieving your goals. For more on the podcast as well as updates on all of Kara’s latest ventures, check out karagoldin.com.

Kara Goldin, founder and CEO of Hint, sits down with today’s most fascinating entrepreneurs, disruptors, and change-makers for a no-holds-barred discussion of how they overcame long odds on the road to start-up success. Guests such as Guy Kawasaki (Apple, Canva), Julie Bornstein (The Yes, Stitch Fix), Mindy Grossman (WW), and Amy Errett (Madison Reed) share wisdom and anecdotes that will inspire you – and challenge you to think differently about achieving your goals. For more on the podcast as well as updates on all of Kara’s latest ventures, check out karagoldin.com.

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San Francisco, California

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Kara Goldin, founder and CEO of Hint, sits down with today’s most fascinating entrepreneurs, disruptors, and change-makers for a no-holds-barred discussion of how they overcame long odds on the road to start-up success. Guests such as Guy Kawasaki (Apple, Canva), Julie Bornstein (The Yes, Stitch Fix), Mindy Grossman (WW), and Amy Errett (Madison Reed) share wisdom and anecdotes that will inspire you – and challenge you to think differently about achieving your goals. For more on the podcast as well as updates on all of Kara’s latest ventures, check out karagoldin.com.

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English


Episodes

118 - GT Dave - Founder & CEO of GT’s Living Foods, the purpose-driven kombucha company

1/20/2021
“I found my sense of purpose and started to lead with my heart. That was the beginning of my story” Purpose-driven companies. No better example than deciding to start a company based on a product that helped save a family member’s life. That’s GT Dave, Founder, and CEO of GT’s Living Foods story. When his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and the homemade kombucha they had been making out of their family kitchen helped her recover, GT knew he needed to make the product easily...

Duration:00:36:06

117 - Tim Brown - Co-CEO and founder of AllBirds, the “world's most comfortable shoe”.

1/18/2021
“The best ideas are kind of counterintuitive and a little unusual, a little weird and don’t make sense to people at first, you have to fight for it.” Meet Tim Brown. Co-CEO and founder of Allbirds, the Unicorn footwear company most famously known as the maker of the “world's most comfortable shoe”. Tim joins me on this episode of #TheKaraGoldinShow to share his journey from a pro soccer star to building a company from scratch against all odds. Reminding us that every step of the journey...

Duration:00:39:02

116 Judi Holler - CEO, Comedian, Keynote Speaker and Author of “Fear Is My Homeboy: How to Slay Doubt, Boss Up, and Succeed on Your Own Terms”

1/13/2021
“Fear isn’t the enemy, comfort is.” Judi Holler shares all of her awesome fear-crushing advice on this episode of #TheKaraGoldinShow. Exec turned comedian, she shows us all how fear can actually help you to be braver than ever. Her new book, Fear Is My Homeboy is so good! Listen as we hear more of her personal story and how she finally stopped allowing fear to call the shots in her life. So much to be inspired by in this interview. Listen to this episode to find out! Show notes at...

Duration:00:34:48

115 Frank Stephenson - Legendary Automobile Designer

1/11/2021
“We have to come up with ways of innovating, that are not only different, but better.” Frank Stephenson. Some may not know his name but you know what he has done. The BMW X5, Mini Cooper, McLaren, Ferrari. He’s disrupted the automobile industry and innovated over and over again. One of the Most Influential Automobile Designers of Our Time. Hear how he came to be the secret weapon within an industry and what he sees for the future for automobiles and more. Learn about Frank’s trajectory...

Duration:00:41:20

114 John Jantsch - Author, Speaker, Marketing Consultant, and Podcaster Behind Duct Tape Marketing

1/6/2021
Thrilled to have John Jantsch, one of the leading small business marketing experts and founder, author, and podcaster for all things Duct Tape Marketing! John has been called one of the World’s Most Practical Small Business Experts. And Seth Godin calls him the “Peter Drucker of small business tactics” . Come listen as we talk to John about how he got here and what he sees for now and the future. And hear about his latest book too, “ The Ultimate Marketing Engine” Show notes at...

Duration:00:37:40

113 Christopher Lochhead - 3 Time CMO, Podcast Host, and Author of Play Bigger & Niche Down

1/4/2021
Legendary marketing focuses on the problem, not the solution. Christopher Lochhead has so many great nuggets to learn from. This legendary marketer has been called one of “The Best Minds in Marketing” and “The Howard Stern of Entrepreneurialism”. Who is Christopher Lochhead? Listen to find out how he got his start and what he has learned on his journey on this episode of #TheKaraGoldinShow! https://karagoldin.com/podcast/chris-lochhead

Duration:00:59:24

112 Patrick McGinnis - Venture Capitalist, Podcast Host, and Author of Fear of Missing Out

12/30/2020
FOMO. Many of us have it. Or know someone who does. A term that is now used worldwide and has even been added to the Oxford English Dictionary! I am lucky enough to have interviewed the creator for this episode! Meet Patrick McGinnis, creator of FOMO, author and former venture capitalist. Listen to how he started this crazy, relevant term while attending Harvard Business School --with FOMO. And hear about Patrick’s new book Fear of Missing Out: Practical Decision-Making in a World of...

Duration:00:34:49

111 Kristi Herold - Founder and CEO of Sport & Social Group and JAM Events

12/28/2020
Meet Kristi Herold, the founder and CEO of the hugely successful Canadian company, Sport & Social Group. And as of this year, JAM Events! 2020 didn’t stop this entrepreneur! This Canadian superstar started a new business, JAM Events, hosting fun virtual activities for her existing company customers. Ends up their companies and their employers were looking for a way to bring at home employees together. Kristi jumped at the opportunity to enhance culture and — Voila! Hear how Kristi is a true...

Duration:00:38:49

110 Susie Carder - Profit Coach & Author of Power Your Profits

12/23/2020
Susie Carder, entrepreneur and author of the new book Power Your Profits, is a bootstrapping queen. On this episode, Susie talks about the predictable success method that she outlines in her book, her story on getting out of poverty and building wealth in her life, her journey coaching entrepreneurs, and much more. "I became my own knight in shining armor." - Susie Carder. Learn more about this episode at karagoldin.com

Duration:00:35:24

109 Michelle Cordeiro Grant - Founder & CEO of Lively

12/21/2020
Michelle Cordeiro Grant, founder and CEO of Lively activewear-inspired lingerie, talks about how she built her amazing brand. She shares her insights on creating a community of over 135,000 brand ambassadors, what she learned from the corporate fashion companies and startups that she worked with before she became an entrepreneur, how she came up with her brand name, and more. "Get off the straight and narrow. Go through the woods and find the fun paths and see what they bring you." -...

Duration:00:32:59

108 Tammy Tibbetts & Christen Brandt - Co-founders of She's the First and Authors of Impact: A Step-by-Step Plan to Create the World You Want to Live In

12/16/2020
Tammy Tibbetts and Christen Brandt, co-founders of She's the First, talk about their new book Impact, how they started their social entrepreneurship and non-profit journeys, what we can all do to make the world a better place, and much more. "We really do believe that no single person can do everything, but everyone can do something." - Tammy Tibbetts and Christen Brandt. Learn more about this episode at karagoldin.com

Duration:00:28:50

107 Liz Hilton Segel - Managing Partner at McKinsey in North America

12/14/2020
Liz Hilton Segel is the Managing Partner at McKinsey in North America, and she's a champion of inclusion in the workplace. Liz recently wrote an article called, Five Ways to Design a Better Mental Health Future for a Stressed Out Workforce, which we talk about on this show. We also talk about action steps to empower a team to bring their best and whole selves to work and more. "Wellbeing and maintaining ones wellbeing is a skill." - Liz Hilton Segel. Learn more about this episode at...

Duration:00:28:41

106 Jeff Jones - President and CEO of H&R Block

12/9/2020
Son of small business owners, Jeff Jones has been learning about leadership, business, and entrepreneurship for a lot of his life. Jeff has been an entrepreneur and business owner. He's also worked as an executive at Target, Uber, and now, he's the president and CEO H&R Block. On this show, Jeff talks about the most important leadership lessons that he's learned, the advice he gives to young people in their career, how he's gotten through 2020 and much more.

Duration:00:39:55

105 Kat Hantas - Co-founder of 21 Seeds Tequila

12/7/2020
Kat Hantas is the creator of 21 Seeds Tequila, which is one of the most badass tequila businesses in the beverage industry. On this show, Kat tells her story about the creation of 21 Seeds Tequila - a fresh natural tequila made with real fruit. She also talks about brand awareness, being a woman in the spirits industry, how her business has dealt with the pandemic, and much more. "The fact that we're three female founders, we knew about how women behaved." - Kat Hantas. Learn more about...

Duration:00:32:01

104 Britta Cox & Suveen Sahib - Co-founders of AQUIS Haircare

12/2/2020
Britta Cox and Suveen Sahib are an incredible entrepreneurial duo and husband and wife co-founders of AQUIS haircare. Britta started AQUIS hair towels and hair turbans 30 years ago, and her consumers loved the products. With the onset of social media, people started to share their love for AQUIS all over the internet, and the business started to grow. They were receiving testimonies on how Britta's hair towel "saved" peoples' hair, and her husband, Suveen, decided to dive into the science of...

Duration:00:31:47

103 Rebecca Friese - Workplace Innovation Consultant & Author of The Good Culture: The Leader's Guide to Creating a Workplace That Doesn't Suck

11/30/2020
Rebecca Friese talks about her new book The Good Culture and how companies can create a "good culture" for their employees. She also talks about what good culture actually is, how to create the culture that is aligned with your mission during the pandemic, how to empower employees to thrive so that the business thrives, and much more. "The good leaders know that if my people are thriving, the business is going to thrive." - Rebecca Friese. Learn more about this episode at karagoldin.com

Duration:00:35:55

102 Lindsay Hoopes - Second-Generation Proprietor of Hoopes Vineyard

11/25/2020
Lindsay Hoopes talks about what happened when she decided that she wanted to work with her family's wine business, what she has learned about telling her family's story, how she has innovated and dealt with the unexpected challenges of the 2017 and 2020 wildfires, and much more.

Duration:00:48:58

101 Laura Gassner Otting - Motivational Speaker & Author of Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path

11/23/2020
I'm super excited to have author and keynote speaker, Laura Gassner Otting, on this episode. Laura talks about what it was like to work with the Clinton Administration in the White House, how her 25-year career path took shape over the course of her life, why every college student should read her book, and more. "You can't be insatiably hungry for someone else's goals." - Laura Gassner Otting. Learn more about this episode at karagoldin.com

Duration:00:38:18

100 Rodney Williams - President & CEO of Belvedere Vodka

11/18/2020
Rodney Williams has been working as an executive in the wine and spirits business for the past several years. He currently is the President & CEO of Belvedere Vodka. This past year, Belvedere Vodka launched their new platform, Made With Nature, to amplify their commitment to transparency and accountability. Made With Nature is more than just expressing the natural ingredients in their vodka but a much larger campaign of change for both the brand and consumers. Rodney talks about how...

Duration:00:34:32

99 Samantha Ettus - Founder & CEO of Park Place Payments and Bestselling Author

11/16/2020
Samantha Ettus, founder and CEO of Park Place Payments, has dedicated her entire career to advocating for women. She is also the bestselling author of five books, the latest in particular, is focused on empowering women who work. On this show, she talks about the moment she harnessed her inner-entrepreneur, what her career path has been like, the work she does to advocate for women, and more. "Every relationship I have I feel I have something to learn from that person." - Samantha...

Duration:00:48:08