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The Out Entrepreneur is a weekly Podcast where Rhodes Perry connects with today’s most authentic LGBTQ entrepreneurs. The show was created for you, the LGBTQ entrepreneur, business owner, or start-up founder. It was also designed to inspire more people to consider the entrepreneurial journey. During your daily commute, workout, or leisure time, allow Rhodes Perry to share actionable advice, and introduce you to some of the 1.4 million LGBTQ entrepreneurs crushing it in business, all while bringing their whole selves to work. Each episode explores the journey of the successful out entrepreneur who reflects on the ups and downs of building their business, all in an effort to inspire you to take action, and unapologetically be your authentic self 100% of the time.

The Out Entrepreneur is a weekly Podcast where Rhodes Perry connects with today’s most authentic LGBTQ entrepreneurs. The show was created for you, the LGBTQ entrepreneur, business owner, or start-up founder. It was also designed to inspire more people to consider the entrepreneurial journey. During your daily commute, workout, or leisure time, allow Rhodes Perry to share actionable advice, and introduce you to some of the 1.4 million LGBTQ entrepreneurs crushing it in business, all while bringing their whole selves to work. Each episode explores the journey of the successful out entrepreneur who reflects on the ups and downs of building their business, all in an effort to inspire you to take action, and unapologetically be your authentic self 100% of the time.
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The Out Entrepreneur is a weekly Podcast where Rhodes Perry connects with today’s most authentic LGBTQ entrepreneurs. The show was created for you, the LGBTQ entrepreneur, business owner, or start-up founder. It was also designed to inspire more people to consider the entrepreneurial journey. During your daily commute, workout, or leisure time, allow Rhodes Perry to share actionable advice, and introduce you to some of the 1.4 million LGBTQ entrepreneurs crushing it in business, all while bringing their whole selves to work. Each episode explores the journey of the successful out entrepreneur who reflects on the ups and downs of building their business, all in an effort to inspire you to take action, and unapologetically be your authentic self 100% of the time.

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202-403-7000


Episodes

133: Promote Employee Well-Being with Jessi Purdy, Founder of Fostering Inclusive Cultures

8/20/2019
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Jessi Purdy is the founder of Fostering Inclusive Cultures, a consulting firm dedicated to improving working cultures through policy design, workforce development and facilitated discussions. Jessi’s experience as a transgender woman transitioning on the job in a customer forward position while living and working in rural communities of Western PA has given her a unique perspective on the ways in which HR and Culture issues intersect with coworkers, vendors & clients. Jessi has published...

Duration:00:43:07

132: Bring People Together, Create a Movement and Raise Support for Your Mission with Swaim Strategies

8/13/2019
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Kristin and Sam are the founders of Swaim Strategies, a fundraising event business that focuses on the power of bringing people together to move missions forward, raise awareness, educate and of course raise serious money. Kristin has a storytelling background as a writer and teacher, and Sam has a production background in theatre and television. Together, they both share a deep passion and history for supporting the nonprofit sector…AND something worth celebrating -- Swaim Strategies...

Duration:00:49:29

OH5: Celebrate Your Successes as Your Business Thrives

8/6/2019
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On a recent Out Entrepreneur interview, Angelic Williams, Founder + CEO of MyUmbrella, mentioned the importance of celebrating both the big and the small successes we entrepreneurs achieve. Since many of us tend to move the goal posts further down the field as our businesses thrive, Angelic underscored why celebration is so important for our future successes. This Office Hours session builds upon Angelic’s word’s of wisdom, exploring what it means to succeed in business, and once achieved,...

Duration:00:48:26

131: Scale Community Building & Mentorship Through Social Networking with Angelic Williams, Founder + CEO MyUmbrella

7/30/2019
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Angelic is the Founder and CEO of MyUmbrella, a social networking platform for the LGBTQ+ community rooted in Wellness, Inclusion, Social and Education. She is a third-generation entrepreneur and grew up in a family of small business owners and was intimately involved with the day to day operations. As a result, she’s well versed in the grit and perseverance required to start, sustain and grow a business. Prior to founding her company, she was an architectural designer involved in a variety...

Duration:00:47:51

OH4: Embrace an Abundant Mindset by Visualizing Your Successful Business

7/23/2019
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This week’s office hours expands upon our last session regarding money mindsets. Allon and I specifically compared and contrasted the concept of abundant and scarcity thinking. We wanted to share this conversation with fellow out bosses to help you get your mind right so that you can remain focused, persistent and hopeful about growing your business into one that thrives and exceeds your wildest dreams!

Duration:00:42:29

130: Grow a Business that Builds a Better World with Vanessa Nichols, Co-Founder of the Trans Love Project

7/16/2019
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Vanessa is the co-founder of the Trans Love Project. The project was first conceptualized when actor Don Cheadle appeared on Saturday Night Live, making a bold statement with a T-Shirt that read “Protect Trans Kids.” Vanessa wanted to make it possible to be like Don, to be a proud ally for trans youth and LGBTQ+ people of color. And Vanessa sure is a bad ass ally – she’s the parent of an amazing trans son, she is a business owner, and she’s a describes herself as an “accidental activist and...

Duration:00:42:45

129: Transform Your Life Through Building a Dream Business with Dan Clements, Co-Owner of Sin-able Sweets

7/9/2019
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Dan Clements is the co-owner of Sin-able Sweets, a dietetic bakery in which all of the delicious baked goods fit into the American Diabetes Association guidelines for people living with Diabetes. After surviving gastric bypass surgery, Dan recommitted to improving his health sparking the motivation for opening up his bakery with his partner in 2017. Just shy of their two year anniversary, the bakery is rapidly growing and serves customers here in Oregon as well as across the United States.

Duration:00:49:57

OH3: Recognize Revenue is Vanity, Profit is Sanity and Cash Flow is Queen

7/2/2019
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This week, Rhodes and Allon open up their office hours to friend of the show and “Wizard of Tax,” Jax Wheatley. Together, the group unpacks why “revenue is vanity, profit is sanity, and cash flow is queen.” Whether you are a seasoned business owner, or just thinking about taking the entrepreneurial leap, you’ll gain fresh and meaningful insights of how to manage money flowing into your business, and evaluate the health and sustainability of your business.

Duration:00:39:41

128: Let Queerly Health Give You Life This Pride Season with Co-Founder + CEO Derrick Reyes

6/25/2019
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Derrick Reyes is the Co-Founder and CEO of Queerly Health. Queerly Health is an online marketplace of LGBTQ+ culturally responsive health and wellness providers, telehealth capabilities, and concierge health services. With a background in LGBTQ+ health, education, and social services, and a member of the LGBTQ+ community, Derrick knows firsthand how difficult it is for LGBTQ+ people to access basic health related services. They also deeply understand digital health’s potential to create some...

Duration:00:45:02

OH2: Gracefully Transitioning Your Mindset from Employee to Entrepreneur

6/18/2019
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On this week’s episode, we continue with the show’s Office Hours to support those of us thinking about, starting or growing a business. This week we’ll be discussing how to gracefully transition from an employee to entrepreneur mindset. During the episode, Allon and I discuss strategies on how to shift our mindset to begin thinking like the CEOs and business leaders we were meant to be. Please note the Office Hours Series differs from our normal weekly episodes – on the regular show, I...

Duration:00:50:24

127: Don’t Just Start a Business, Solve a Problem with Martha Pellegrino, Founder + Chief Bravissima of Brava Point

6/11/2019
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Martha Pellegrino is the Founder and Chief Bravissima Officer of Brava Point LLC, a company that helps clients navigate the complex worlds of public affairs and organizational change. Martha specializes in accelerating strategic outcomes, advancing equity, and creating effective teams. Prior to starting her own company, Martha served as the Director of Government Relations for the City of Portland, where she oversaw state, federal and international affairs. She holds a B.A. in English and...

Duration:00:45:17

OH1: Office Hours Launch! Manifest a Winning Business Idea

6/4/2019
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This week’s episode introduces a new chapter for the Out Entrepreneur Podcast, as we are launching the show’s inaugural “Office Hours” Series! The Office Hours series features new episodes of the podcast that dive deeper into some of the many themes guests over the past 2+ years have shared. Some of these themes piqued our curiosity and have inspired us to amplify our guest’s wisdom in order to deliver the best business advice, centered around leveraging our rainbow superpowers. To make the...

Duration:00:42:25

126: Take Pride in Your Leadership Prowess with Steve Yacovelli, Owner & Principal of TopDog Learning Group

5/28/2019
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Dr. Steve Yacovelli, aka the gay leadership dude, is the Owner & Principal of TopDog Learning Group, LLC. Steve’s company is a global consulting practice based in Orlando, FL specializing in human learning and performance. Steve is also the author of Pride Leadership, Strategies for the LGBTQ+ Leader to be the King, or Queen of their Jungle.

Duration:00:50:26

125: Forge Authentic Relationships with Robert Turvey, Founder of Connecting Your Customers

5/21/2019
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Robert Turvey has two decades working as a marketing expert. In 2015, he started his business Connecting Your Customers, a marketing agency that connects your ideal and dream customers with your business. Robert appreciates concrete, data driven strategies, and incorporates them into his practice to help his clients’ businesses grow and thrive.

Duration:00:49:21

124: Find Your Entrepreneurial Voice and Kick Start Your Audio Career with Ginni Saraswati, Founder of Ginni Media

5/14/2019
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Ginni is the founder of Ginni Media, a boutique Podcast Production Company serving the vision of entrepreneurs, celebrities and influential organizations around the world. She is an award-winning journalist known to stun many a personality – including Paula Abdul, Havan Brown, k.d. lang, Jennifer Beals, and many more - with her quick-witted introductions and on-air antics. She recently launched her brand new podcast The Ginni Show—Curry, Comedy & Connectivity, which invites listeners to...

Duration:00:41:20

123: Getting Comfortable with Gender Ambiguity in the Workplace with Lily Zheng, Author, Consultant and Executive Coach

5/7/2019
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Lily Zheng is an organizational consultant, executive coach, and diversity & inclusion expert who works with organizations to turn positive intentions into positive impact. She works to create just, inclusive, and innovative workplaces for her clients through data-driven assessments, strategic advising, training, and collaborative content creation. A dedicated changemaker and advocate, she has co-authored multiple books and had her work published in the New York Times, Quartz at Work,...

Duration:00:42:38

122: Believe in Plenty, and Believe in Enough with Georgia Lee Hussey, Founder + CEO of Modernist Financial

4/30/2019
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Georgia Lee Hussey is the Founder and CEO of Modernist Financial, a B Corp wealth management firm dedicated to helping progressive people structure their wealth around their values. Her mission is to build a world where smart, creative people feel permission to enjoy today while providing a stable financial base for our common future. Before launching Modernist, Georgia worked for national and local financial firms as a CFP. Prior to working in finance, she was a sculptor and writer.

Duration:00:46:42

121: Come Out of the Entrepreneurial Closet with Seth Vermilyea, Founder of the ComingOutTarot

4/23/2019
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Seth Vermilyea is a tarot reader with a passion for serving the LGBTQ community. Since launching ComingOutTarot, Seth has helped his queer clients confirm where they are today and gives them the steps they need to achieve their goals tomorrow. He received his first tarot deck at 10, came out of the closet at 19, and officially came out of the tarot closet at 40 with ComingOutTarot. He uses tarot to make sense of his client’s queer experiences in an increasingly challenging...

Duration:00:46:35

120: Let Executive Coach, Danny Ceballos, Inspire You to Define Your Personal Values and Align Them with Your Business

4/16/2019
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Danny Ceballos, is a leadership consultant, trainer and executive coach helping the nonprofit and healthcare leader to be "the kind of best boss everyone wants to work for." He is the founder and principal for Unleashed Consulting, and he firmly believes that people will bring their best, authentic, and most productive selves to their work when they nurture their own personal "performance operating system" - that unleashes their unique leadership superpowers.

Duration:00:47:08

119: Recognize that Everything You Want is Just on the Other Side of Uncomfortable with Heather Vickery, Founder & CEO of Vickery and Co.

4/9/2019
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Heather Vickery is a Success Coach & Fellow Podcaster with over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur. Heather helps her clients build better business strategies that elevate their lives and businesses to new levels of success. She runs a series of workshops and is a public speaker where she trains other entrepreneur’s on getting to the empowering side of fear, creating balance, time management, as well as countless systems, strategies, and boundaries. Working with Heather inspires...

Duration:00:49:40