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Joleen Hughes, founder and owner of Hughes Media Law Group, is a business badass. From music, to technology, to law, Joleen’s done it all, and done it well. In her new podcast, Joleen is sharing what she’s learned and taking her friends along for the ride. On The Lawyer Who Rocks, Joleen chats up fellow entrepreneurs about what they do, how they do it, and what they’ve learned along the way. From founders of startups making waves in tech and media, to authors, musicians and VC’s – The Lawyer Who Rocks is amplifying their badassery with the world at large.

Joleen Hughes, founder and owner of Hughes Media Law Group, is a business badass. From music, to technology, to law, Joleen’s done it all, and done it well. In her new podcast, Joleen is sharing what she’s learned and taking her friends along for the ride. On The Lawyer Who Rocks, Joleen chats up fellow entrepreneurs about what they do, how they do it, and what they’ve learned along the way. From founders of startups making waves in tech and media, to authors, musicians and VC’s – The Lawyer Who Rocks is amplifying their badassery with the world at large.

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United States

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Joleen Hughes, founder and owner of Hughes Media Law Group, is a business badass. From music, to technology, to law, Joleen’s done it all, and done it well. In her new podcast, Joleen is sharing what she’s learned and taking her friends along for the ride. On The Lawyer Who Rocks, Joleen chats up fellow entrepreneurs about what they do, how they do it, and what they’ve learned along the way. From founders of startups making waves in tech and media, to authors, musicians and VC’s – The Lawyer Who Rocks is amplifying their badassery with the world at large.

Language:

English

Contact:

206-295-3541


Episodes

Kevin Lyman– Never Settling For the Status Quo, Part 1

8/5/2020
In the first week of this 2-part special, Kevin Lyman, a powerhouse in the music industry, joins Joleen to talk about the root of his love for music. Growing up in Claremont, California with hippies and punk rockers, Kevin established his “challenge the status quo” motto early on in life and carried it with him into the music industry. After college, he fell in love with live entertainment and went into promoting, throwing local LA shows and tours for bands like Jane’s Addiction and 9 Inch...

Duration:00:25:06

Kerry Edelstein– Peer Groups, Networking, and the Value of Mentorship

7/22/2020
For Kerry Edelstein, versatility was always in her blood. Growing up, her love for all things math and media blended together to form a well-rounded, educated woman with countless opportunities. From her first internship, Kerry learned about the huge value of mentorship and team development, and carried that with her as she founded her first company. Today, she shares her experience in working with peer groups, and how mentorship from peers helped her feel secure enough to successfully...

Duration:00:33:41

Clark Stacey– The Business Model Behind the Gaming Industry

7/15/2020
Wildworks CEO Clark Stacey thought that his career was set in academia. But after teaching a class on internet research, he fell in love with the limitless potential of the internet as an information medium. Clark began creating games for other brands before launching his own titles, including the amazing Animal Jam, one of the most popular interactive game for kids. Clark discusses the unique challenges gaming developers face, the nitty-gritty details for making it in the gaming industry...

Duration:00:36:11

Leslie Feinzaig– From a Facebook Group to a Venture Capital Empire

7/8/2020
For Leslie Feinzaig, entrepreneurship was always deeply rooted in her family - her grandparents, father, and siblings were all self-employed. Growing up in Costa Rica, Leslie fought hard for more opportunity. Focusing on her education led her to study in London and then get accepted to Harvard Business School. She started her first business, Venture Kits, as a new mom before founding the phenomenal Female Founders Alliance. FFA started as a Facebook group meant for 25 women and grew into a...

Duration:00:34:41

Tom Frank– The Entrepreneurs’ Entrepreneur

7/1/2020
On the second part of Tom Frank’s interview, Joleen dives into Tom’s path into business consulting. When he moved from working at entrepreneurial companies to leading them, Tom developed a keen sense of how to navigate the needs of the business with being a firm but fair leader. Find out how Tom has used his decades of experience to give back not only as a professor but as the CEO of a leading consulting business!

Duration:00:22:21

Tom Frank– The Entrepreneurs’ Entrepreneur

6/24/2020
Tom Frank started off his career in advertising and rose to incredible heights in the world of entrepreneurship. In the first week of this 2-part interview, Joleen sits down with her close friend to discuss his start in Hollywood, including producing game shows and a blossoming friendship with Weird Al, to his executive days at RealNetworks, to what Tom calls his ‘House on the Prairie’ phase. And that is just the beginning! Tune in both weeks for Tom’s full journey to success.

Duration:00:24:20

Elizabeth Scallon– Navigating the Startup Ecosystem

6/18/2020
Since childhood, Elizabeth Scallon was always trying to think bigger and better. Her initial passion for science and all things research quickly fused into a career in business when she realized ‘all science people report to an MBA’. With vast experience in building up science and tech startups, Elizabeth eventually came to WeWork Labs to make an impact on a global scale. By having higher level conversations, Elizabeth became a true powerhouse in Seattle’s startup ecosystem and has helped...

Duration:00:28:58

Matt Hulett– The President of Turnaround

6/10/2020
This week on The Lawyer Who Rocks, CEO of Rosetta Stone Matt Hulett brings practical advice for everyone worrying about what a recession means for their businesses. Throughout his career, Matt became known as *THE* turnaround guy, always jumping from one project to the next, each time with major success and development. His always-ready-to-go mindset is not just recommended, but necessary for every business badass in 2020. Learn about his practical tips for success and why he thinks now is...

Duration:00:34:33

Jill Angelo– Telehealth: The Future of Healthcare

5/27/2020
Jill Angelo started her career in tech and quickly rose to become a high-level executive. But during a short sabbatical break, Jill realized she wanted to have a greater impact on society. Astounded by the lack of essential resources available for women, she founded Gennev, an online healthcare service that helps women entering the second half of their lives take control of their health. With online consultations, articles, and other services, Jill Angelo is breaking social norms and...

Duration:00:29:39

Rand Fishkin– Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World

5/18/2020
Rand Fishkin started his career on a bold note: Instead of finishing college, he dropped out and launched his very first business, SEOmoz. His journey as a serial entrepreneur since has been a rollercoaster, and Rand has come out a total business badass. From working with family, to choosing mental health over status, Rand’s story is exemplary to every entrepreneur. On this episode of TLWR, Rand tells all about his newly released book, Lost and Founder, and about the success of his newest...

Duration:00:25:19

Mike Martin– The Business Lawyer Turned Vineyard Owner

5/7/2020
After decades of climbing up the ranks of corporate law, a visit to Walla Walla, Washington convinced Mike Martin there was more to life than being a lawyer. A wine connoisseur, Mike was always fascinated with wine and food culture. After his trip, Mike knew he found the perfect place for a career pivot and he opened his vineyard, The Walls. Through his amazing journey with The Walls, as well as his restaurant, Passatempo Taverno Italiana, Mike’s story proves that following your heart can...

Duration:00:35:32

Andrew Joslyn– A Lesson in Business from an Accomplished Musician

4/29/2020
Andrew Joslyn was just a kid with a violin who wanted to play rock music. A composer, orchestrator, and multi-instrumentalist, Andrew’s passion for collaboration led him to work with a remarkably diverse group of world-class artists. From touring the world, co-writing and arranging music for the last three Macklemore albums (including the 4-time Grammy winning The Heist) to composing scores for films to releasing his own music, he has learned the importance and intricacies of the business...

Duration:00:31:32

Minisode 2– Catching up with Megan McNally!

4/25/2020
TLWR’s very first guest, Megan McNally, is back for a special bonus interview! Joleen and Megan catch up on F-Bomb business and talk about the hardships small businesses are facing during the COVID-19 crisis. Megan tells the touching story of her own failed business and how she was able to pivot and start over. We hope all our listeners can learn from Megan’s observations and find a silver lining to emerge stronger on the other side.

Duration:00:18:31

Laura Clise– Spend Like It Matters

4/22/2020
Since her early days in change management, Laura Clise felt she had a social responsibility to make a difference in her community. Her badass career trek led her to make measurable impacts on diversity, equity, and inclusion everywhere she went. With this in mind, Laura founded The Intentionalist, which helps consumers find and intentionally support small businesses. With all that’s going on in the world, Laura’s wisdom could not be more timely, her passion and devotion to lifting up small...

Duration:00:36:27

Minisode 1– TLWR Launches Bonus Minisodes!

4/8/2020
During a time of true economic hardship, TLWR wants to support our amazing listeners by offering some timely and must-listen bonus content! For our very first minisode, we brought back HR-expert Mikaela Kiner to discuss the employment uncertainties during the global pandemic that is Covid-19. Joleen and Mikaela caught up on the success of Mikaela’s book, “Female Firebrands”, before diving into unemployment benefit options, dealing with recessions as a business owner, and how everyone can...

Duration:00:20:34

Kellie Phelan– A Natural Connector with a Fiery Drive

3/25/2020
Kellie Phelan has always been a natural connector with a fiery drive. From working non-profits, to corporate consulting, to starting her own business, Kellie has created her success story by casting a wide net of contacts and being open-minded. Kellie tuned in to her self-starter persona and founded The Works- a gathering place in an urban environment where students can come together to learn practical, creative, and essential life skills. Now, her everyday mission is to create a sense of...

Duration:00:36:17

Leigh McMilllan- Say 'Yes' to Everything!

3/18/2020
Throughout her career, Leigh McMillan’s spontaneity and curiosity has enabled her to master the art of communication in many different industries. From politics to media to automotive and analytics, Leigh has made a career out of adaptability. Now CEO of Whitepages, Leigh brings her uniqueness and humor to the workplace, creating a comfortable, passionate, and productive environment. By saying ‘yes’ to seemingly abstract opportunities, Leigh art of flexibility has evolved into an incredible...

Duration:00:28:26

Jason Thane– On Strategically Building Your Dream Team

3/15/2020
A born entrepreneur, by age 20 Jason Thane launched a successful side-hustle valet service. After leading technical staffs at some of the most innovative start-ups, he identified that companies needed a best-in-breed software development solution. So, Jason founded GenUI in 2009, and his team has created products that have appeared in Fortune, Fast Company, Gizmodo’s App of the Day, TIME Magazine’s App of the Week, and Apple’s “Best of” year-end recap. What is his key to success? Jason think...

Duration:00:27:33

Scott Ehrlich– The Pioneer of Digital Media Part 2

3/4/2020
Part 2 of Scott Ehrlich’s interview dives into Scott’s serial entrepreneurial adventure. After his time at Real Networks, Scott turned creativity into technological successes with projects like the League of Extraordinary Dancers and Substance over Hype. Today, Scott is plowing through the world of broadcasting at Sinclair Broadcasting Group with yet another groundbreaking vision. His amazing path has made a real impact on media and is an inspiration to all listeners.

Duration:00:22:08

Scott Ehrlich– The Pioneer of Digital Media Part 1

2/26/2020
Scott Ehrlich started his career as a poly-sci major and political strategist, so of course, his first contribution to the state of media was productizing news. From the creation and launch of Foxnews.com and News Corp., Scott has pioneered the modern way we consume media. In Part 1 of Scott’s interview, Scott talks about the state of politics and news and how he invented the SVOD business model.

Duration:00:30:38