Wings of Inspired Business

Melinda Wittstock

About

Women entrepreneurs are changing the game of business, stepping into our authentic feminine power and growing consciousness to start and scale great companies. Listen to Wings to learn from women who've "been there, built that" with 7, 8 and 9-figure businesses, even billion dollar Unicorns. You'll learn how to manifest the mindset, mojo and money to create, grow and scale a business aligned with what makes your heart sing. Wings is hosted by Melinda Wittstock, a 4-time serial entrepreneur, tech visionary and award-winning journalist. Melinda focuses where personal and business growth meet, her insightful interviews with inspiring female founders and businesswomen providing actionable tips to help listeners to real and tangible results. These innovators, influencers, and investors all share their success secrets, epiphanies, and practical advice on how to get the confidence, connections and capital so you too manifest the success of your dreams in life and in business.

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735 episodes

Buy It, Don’t Start It: Serial Entrepreneur Tanaha Hairston on Why It’s Never Easier to Build from Scratch

Tanaha Hairston is the Founder of Axismeta and a successful tech investor and business strategist who specializes in methods and tools to increase business valuation and lead generation. A serial entrepreneur for 15 years, Tanaha has started and sold multiple businesses in industries including SaaS software, eLearning, and consumer products. Today Tanaha shares her entrepreneurial journey and her business model at Axismeta for buying technology companies to build with her marketing and sales acumen. Download Podopolo and follow Wings of Inspired Business there to keep the conversation going in the episode comments section and invite your friends to connect around podcasts recommended to you by what interests and inspires you.

55m
Aug 18
S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Method: Intuitive Coach Jean Tien on Liberating Yourself from a Life of “Should’s”

Jean Tien is an executive coach, speaker, and creator of The S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Method™, passionate about empowering executive women who are ready to disrupt the status quo and up-level their success without the hustle and grind. Today Jean shares why it never works to “copy paste” someone else’s journey and expect to succeed, and how to find your own unique path to entrepreneurial success. Download Podopolo https://podopolo.com/get-app and follow Wings of Inspired Business there to keep the conversation going in the episode comments section and invite your friends to connect around podcasts recommended to you by what interests and inspires you.

42m
Aug 16
Lady Changemakers: E-commerce Entrepreneur Jessica Bargenquast on Operationalizing Women Supporting Women in Business

Jessica is the founder of Lady ChangeMakers, an all-inclusive e-commerce platform for women-owned businesses. Jessica is an SEO expert in creating exposure and driving traffic for e-commerce businesses, and today she shares how her platform is catalyzing women founders to accelerate each other’s success, plus important tips on how to boost your discoverability and sales. Download Podopolo https://podopolo.com/get-app and follow Wings of Inspired Business to keep the conversation going in the Wings episode comments section and invite your friends to connect around podcasts recommended to you by what interests and inspires you.

37m
Aug 11
Follow Your Joy So the Money Follows You: Entrepreneur Marla Diann on Leveraging Feminine Power

Marla Diann has been transforming the lives and businesses of creative entrepreneurs the last 13 years as an international success coach, business strategist and transformational artist. Prior to that, her love of writing and Journalism led her a dynamic 22-year career in entertainment PR and operating her own company serving celebrities, visual and performing artists. Listen today to learn the art of balancing your masculine and feminine energy and why women succeed at wealth building when we follow our joy – and join the conversation with Marla on Podopolo, the interactive podcasting app. Download Podopolo, follow Wings of Inspired Business, and invite your friends to connect around podcasts recommended to you by what interests and inspires you.

1h 12m
Aug 09
Resilience and Gratitude: Entrepreneur and Investor Amy Errett on Why You Need Both to Build a Billion Dollar Business

Amy Errett is the founder and CEO of the fast-scaling Madison Reed hair color company and a partner of True Ventures. Featured in Forbes 50 over 50 last year, Amy has raised almost $200 million for Madison Reed, now on track to hit the $1bn revenue mark. Today we dig deep into what it takes for women founders to raise venture capital, why it’s vital to trust your own gut instinct in business with a mix of “resilience and gratitude”, and her own journey scaling Madison Reed, as well as Olivia, Spectrem, and E*TRADE and investing in startups. Download Podopolo to get the video of this podcast, live streamed from Napa at Feast it Forward during the BottleRock music festival. Follow Wings of Inspired Business on Podopolo to keep the conversation going in the episode comments section and invite your friends to connect around podcasts recommended to you by what interests and inspires you.

37m
Aug 04
The Power of NFTs: Entrepreneur Lee Richter on the Blockchain Smart Contract and How to Run 9 Businesses at Once

Lee Richter is a multipreneur who has built and runs 9 successful businesses. Best known these days for her NFT expertise at NFTsWithLee.com and her entrepreneur mentoring business GoAskLee.com, Lee is a business visionary, dynamic innovator, powerful connector, investor, and a recognized award-winning influencer by the San Francisco Business Times as one of their Top 100 Women Business Leaders in 2017. For over 25 years, Lee has launched a dozen successful businesses in the financial, education and lifestyle sectors. She’s the CEO of Richter Communications and Design Group, a marketing and PR agency whose clients range from Merrill Lynch and Bank of America to the Pet Concierge, and CEO of Holistic Veterinary Care in Oakland CA. Today we dig deep into NFTs and the power of the “smart contract” on the blockchain, plus the magic of authenticity, why building and empowering your team is the key to success, and how women must lift each other up in business to realize our dreams. Download Podopolo to get the video of this podcast, live streamed from Napa at Feast it Forward during the BottleRock music festival, follow Wings of Inspired Business to keep the conversation going in the episode comments section, and invite your friends to connect around podcasts recommended to you by what interests and inspires you.

41m
Aug 02
Stand Out with Storytelling: Entrepreneur Ginger Zumaeta on How to Close Deals with a Killer Pitch Deck

Ginger Zumaeta is a 3X Emmy Award-winning writer and producer that advises companies on positioning and communicating big ideas. She’s the Founder and CEO of Motiv3, a positioning and messaging strategy firm, host of the podcast , and author of the forthcoming book Today she shares the secrets of storytelling for landing the sale and much more. Download Podopolo and follow Wings of Inspired Business there to keep the conversation going in the episode comments section and invite your friends to connect around podcasts recommended to you by what interests and inspires you.

47m
Jul 28
Get Moving: Fitness Entrepreneur Kaisa Keranen on Why Health is a Feeling and Not a Look

Kaisa Keranen is a personal trainer, fitness entrepreneur, and influencer known for her fun and innovative ways to get people moving. As the owner of KaisaFit, she built a 7-figure business and online platform around her motto that health is a feeling not a look! Today Kaisa shares her entrepreneurial journey, her challenges marketing her platform without making it about weight loss, and more. Download Podopolo https://podopolo.com/get-app and follow Wings of Inspired Business there to keep the conversation going in the episode comments section and invite your friends to connect around podcasts recommended to you by what interests and inspires you.

32m
Jul 26
Manage PMS and Menopause Naturally: Female Health Expert and Entrepreneur Maryon Stewart with Vital Advice for Female Founders

Maryon Stewart, author of Manage Your Menopause Naturally, is a world-renowned healthcare expert and entrepreneur, helping tens of thousands of women around the world overcome PMS and menopause symptoms without using drugs or hormones. Awarded the British Empire Medal and recognized as one of the 50 most inspirational women by the UK’s Daily Mail, Maryon soon launches an AI-driven app and a PBS show. Today Maryon shares her journey and how she helps women avoid period pains, mood swings, hot flashes and all the unnecessary symptoms of PMS and menopause. Download Podopolo and follow Wings of Inspired Business there to keep the conversation going in the episode comments section and invite your friends to connect around podcasts recommended to you by what interests and inspires you.

42m
Jul 21
Raising Venture Capital: Latina Entrepreneur Dr. Ingrid Murra on What It Took to Get $5mm in VC Investment

Dr. Ingrid Murra is the 48th Latin woman to secure over $5,000,000 venture capital funding in U.S. history. A Harvard-trained orthodontist, Ingrid is the founder and CEO of the orthodontic startup, My Two Front. Her mission is to provide orthodontists with the tools to run modern, clear aligner practices from unused office space at dental offices, while empowering dentists to delegate orthodontics to trained orthodontists at no upfront cost to them while increasing their bottom line by 25% or more. Today Ingrid shares what it took for her to succeed, the biggest challenges she’s had to overcome and her vision for her business. Download Podopolo https://podopolo.com/get-app and follow Wings of Inspired Business there to keep the conversation going in the Wings episode comments section and invite your friends to connect around podcasts recommended to you by what interests and inspires you.

36m
Jul 19
The Power of Self-Trust: Entrepreneur Sarah Walton on How to Overcome High-Functioning Co-Dependence

Sarah Walton is a business mentor who speaks at women’s conferences all over the world and has helped hundreds of women start and grow businesses they LOVE. Sarah honed her business building skills working with startups and large corporations alike, where she managed a P & L worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Author of , Sarah also hosts the Podcast, and she's known for her weekly "Coffee with Coach" streaming video conversations on Monday mornings. Today Sarah shares the power of self-trust, how to overcome high-functioning co-dependence and money mindset issues. Download the interactive podcast app Podopolo https://podopolo.com/get-app and follow Wings of Inspired Business there to keep the conversation going in the Wings episode comments section and invite your friends to connect around podcasts recommended to you by what interests and inspires you.

48m
Jul 14
Fake It Till You Make It: Entrepreneur Jessica Walker on Why Your Success Manifests First In Your Heart and Mind

Jessica Walker is a successful business owner, entrepreneur and beauty and wellness expert who owns J Walker Salon Group in New Jersey. Jessica opened her business at the tender age of 19 and has grown the enterprise from one small salon to four locations offering upscale beauty and wellness services, along with a bridal and event business. Today Jessica shares what she’s learned along the way on her entrepreneurial journey and why entrepreneurs must “fake it till we make it” and “give forward” to manifest success. Download the interactive podcasting app Podopolo here to keep the conversation going in the Wings of Inspired Business comments section and invite your friends to connect around podcasts recommended to you by what interests and inspires you.

47m
Jul 12
Hiring and Firing Secrets: Entrepreneur Betsy Cerulo on Why the Company Culture Starts from Within You as the Founder

Betsy Cerulo is the CEO and founder of AdNet/AccountNet, Inc., a Baltimore based company with a powerful mission of being “Advocates for Workplace Excellence & Equality”. Betsy founded the business in 1990, with a mission to provide exemplary human capital management services, including professional staffing and executive search, to government and corporate clients throughout the United States. Along the way she came out and is a leading advocate of LGTBQ rights and diverse and inclusive corporate cultures. Today Betsy shares her entrepreneurial journey, plus the inside secrets of team building, recruitment, hiring and firing, inclusive company cultures, and why its always vital to follow your own intuition. Download Podopolo [https://podopolo.com/get-app] here to keep the conversation going in the Wings comments section and invite your friends to connect around podcasts recommended to you by what interests and inspires you.

1h 1m
Jul 07
Outer Beauty for Inner Confidence: Jewelry Entrepreneur Beverly Price on What Women Need to Succeed in Business

Beverly Price is the founder of Nastava Jewelry and an intuitive designer whose custom creations reflect the journey of self-empowerment, self-expression, and beauty. Beverly shares how she made the leap from climbing the executive ladder in the finance world to expressing her true passion in entrepreneurship, now letting the semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, and Swarovski© crystals speak to her when crafting her bespoke pieces. Through her methodology and endless style options, the artisan jewelry she creates energizes and connects to her clients, reflecting their true self while empowering them to try different looks. Today Beverly shares her entrepreneurial journey, plus the importance of growing a support network of other women, and much more. Download the interactive podcast app Podopolo here to keep the conversation going in the Wings comments section and invite your friends to connect around podcasts recommended to you by what interests and inspires you.

38m
Jul 05
Well Traveled: Entrepreneur Samantha Patil on Building a Community Travel Platform in the Pandemic

Samantha Patil is Co-Founder and CEO of Well Traveled, a membership community for modern travelers. Samantha launched Well-Traveled at the height of the Coronavirus pandemic after a successful career in consumer tech and marketing where she led go-to-market strategies, international marketing, and member monetization programs at some of the world’s biggest consumer brands, including SnapChat, Pandora, and Dollar Shave Club. Today Samantha shares why it’s never enough to build a great product, and why building a community and brand that connects emotionally to its customers is the vital ingredient of success. Download the interactive podcast app Podopolo here to keep the conversation going in the Wings comments section and invite your friends to connect around podcasts recommended to you by what interests and inspires you.

36m
Jun 30
Living BIG: Serial Entrepreneur Ciara Stockeland on How to Succeed by Being Bold, Intentional and Grateful

Ciara Stockeland is the founder of the Boutique Workshop, a coaching program for retailers. A serial entrepreneur who has owned and operated retail and franchising businesses since her early teens, Ciara also launched the first ever wholesale subscription box for boutique retailers, which she built and sold within 18 months. Host of the Boutique Workshop podcast, Ciara shares today the inside secrets of retail and franchising, and mindset hacks for entrepreneurs, including how and why it’s vital to accept failure as part of the journey. Download the interactive podcast app Podopolo https://podopolo.com/get-app here to keep the conversation going in the Wings comments section and invite your friends to connect around podcasts recommended to you by what interests and inspires you.

49m
Jun 28
Trademark Secrets: Entrepreneur Anita Mar on When to File and Why Your Brand May Need International Protection

Anita Mar is a registered trademark agent and the founder of Trademark Angel, helping clients, many of them Amazon sellers, register trademarks in the US, Canada, European Union, UK, Germany, China, Australia, Mexico and other countries since 2017. Today Anita shares the common mistakes most entrepreneurs make, and why international protection is necessary if you have an e-commerce or digital information business. Download Podopolo here to keep the conversation going in the Wings comments section and invite your friends to connect around podcasts recommended to you by what interests and inspires you.

34m
Jun 23
715 Be the Wealthiest in Your Lineage: Entrepreneur Merel Kriegsman on Value-Based Pricing for Values-Based Social Impact

Merel Kriegsman helps thousands of mission-driven entrepreneurs wildly grow their wealth by helping them align their values with value-based pricing. An opera singer turned direct response copywriter turned executive coach, her business Merel Kriegsman Media helps clients sell whatever they want, whenever they want, at whatever price point they desire. Last year her clients added $25 million in revenue to their social impact businesses. Today Merel shares her secrets and her own unique entrepreneurial journey. Download the interactive podcasting app Podopolo https://podopolo.com/get-app here to keep the conversation going in the Wings comments section and invite your friends to connect around podcasts recommended to you by what interests and inspires you.

38m
Jun 21
PR Secrets: Entrepreneur Tiffany Guarnaccia on What You Need to Know to Land Valuable Earned Media

Tiffany Guarnaccia is the Founder and CEO of Kite Hill PR and the Founder of Communications Week, recently acquired by Ragan Communications. Before starting Kite Hill PR, Tiffany headed communications for The Huffington Post and PR director at LimeWire and eMusic.  Today Tiffany shares the inside skinny on running a successful PR campaign, plus her own entrepreneurial journey and why work life balance should be core to your company’s operational culture. Download the interactive podcast app Podopolo here to keep the conversation going in the Wings comments section and invite your friends to connect around podcasts recommended to you by what interests and inspires you.

44m
Jun 16
Resilience and Gratitude: Entrepreneur and Investor Amy Errett on Why You Need Both to Build a Billion Dollar Business

Amy Errett is the founder and CEO of the fast-scaling Madison Reed hair color company and a partner of True Ventures. Featured in Forbes 50 over 50 last year, Amy has raised almost $200 million for Madison Reed, now on track to hit the $1bn revenue mark. Today we dig deep into what it takes for women founders to raise venture capital, why it’s vital to trust your own gut instinct in business with a mix of “resilience and gratitude”, and her own journey scaling Madison Reed, as well as Olivia, Spectrem, and E*TRADE and investing in startups. Download Podopolo here to get the video of this podcast, livestreamed from Napa at Feast it Forward during the BottleRock music festival, and keep the conversation going in the Wings comments section and invite your friends to connect around podcasts recommended to you by what interests and inspires you.

37m
Jun 14
ICYMI The Science of Storytelling: Entrepreneur Aurora Winter on Three Scientific Elements to Boost Your Marketing Success

Aurora Winter left her lucrative career as a TV executive decades ago to become a full-time author, trainer, and entrepreneur. Using storytelling for business, she created a life of freedom, creativity, and contribution. She helps her clients turn their words into wealth, wisdom, and wonder. Now, she would like to help you, so listen today to learn about the science behind storytelling, and how to cut through the information overload to deliver your message to your audience.

44m
Jun 09
The Power of NFTs: Entrepreneur Lee Richter on the Blockchain Smart Contract and How to Run 9 Businesses at Once

Lee Richter is a multipreneur who has built and runs 9 successful businesses. Best known these days for her NFT expertise at NFTsWithLee.com and her entrepreneur mentoring business GoAskLee.com, Lee is a business visionary, dynamic innovator, powerful connector, investor, and a recognized award-winning influencer by the San Francisco Business Times as one of their Top 100 Women Business Leaders in 2017. For over 25 years, Lee has launched a dozen successful businesses in the financial, education and lifestyle sectors. She’s the CEO of Richter Communications and Design Group, a marketing and PR agency whose clients range from Merrill Lynch and Bank of America to the Pet Concierge, and CEO of Holistic Veterinary Care in Oakland CA. Today we dig deep into NFTs and the power of the “smart contract” on the blockchain, plus the magic of authenticity, why building and empowering your team is the key to success, and how women must lift each other up in business to realize our dreams. Download Podopolo here to get the video of this podcast, live streamed from Napa at Feast it Forward during the BottleRock music festival, and keep the conversation going in the Wings comments section and invite your friends to connect around podcasts recommended to you by what interests and inspires you.

42m
Jun 07
ICYMI Love Yourself: Entrepreneur Tisha Thompson on Being the First African American to Land a Clean Beauty Deal with Sephora

Tisha Thompson is a makeup artist turned beauty business maven, the Founder and CEO of LYS™ Beauty, the first black-owned clean beauty line to be sold at Sephora. Tisha has more than 15 years’ industry experience in clean beauty product development, brand management, marketing, finance, and operations, and she shares how she built LYS™ to offer makeup and skincare solutions uniquely catered to various skin types, textures, and tones, while addressing common skin concerns, like hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and sensitive skin.

28m
Jun 02
The Dreaded Finances: Entrepreneur Anne Gannon on Why Business Owners Struggle to Really Look at Their Numbers

Anne Gannon is a Certified Public Accountant who specializes in providing a monthly accounting and tax service that works for the business owner, not just the accountant. She is often tapped by press as an expert in PPP loans for business. Listen today to learn how to stop avoiding your numbers

29m
May 31
Daily Dose of Inspirations: Entrepreneur Holly Dowling on Business Guidance from ‘Source’

Holly Dowling is an award-winning global keynote speaker, top ten inspirational thought leader, author of Hollyisms and creator of the app Daily Dose of Inspirations. A serial entrepreneur with a finance background, Holly now shares her expertise in the joy and well-being space, helping managers to become stronger leaders and Fortune 500 companies worldwide to discover new opportunities for success. Today Holly shares why success is an “inner game” and how to leverage the power of your intuition. Download Podopolo here to keep the conversation going in the Wings comments section and invite your friends to connect around podcasts recommended to you by what interests and inspires you.

59m
May 26
Quiz Funnel Conversions: Entrepreneur Tai Goodwin on Knowing Your Numbers to Start with the End in Mind

Tai Goodwin is the CEO of That Marketing Team and the creator of the Liberated CEO Accelerator. Known as the “Quiz Funnel Queen”, Tai is an award-winning instructional designer with 20+ years of experience creating learning experiences and content for Fortune500 companies like Barnes & Noble and tech start-ups like LeadPages. Today Tai shares priceless advice about how to build high-converting marketing funnels, why you need to know your numbers, and how to work backwards to achieve your goals. Download the interactive podcast app Podopolo here to keep the conversation going in the Wings comments section and invite your friends to connect around podcasts recommended to you by what interests and inspires you.

43m
May 23
Elevator Pitch: Entrepreneur Ashleigh Wilson on How to Leverage Mentoring, Vulnerability and ‘People Before Profit’ to Disrupt an Industry

Ashleigh Wilson is a serial entrepreneur, raised by a used car salesman and an elevator guy. Tapping into her roots, Ashleigh opened and sold multiple small businesses by the age of 20 until ultimately landing in the elevator business and deciding to disrupt it with AuditMate, the first first-ever elevator and escalator auditing and management software. Join the conversation by following Wings of Inspired Business on the socially interactive Podopolo app. Download Podopolo for free here https://podopolo.com/get-app and join the rewards program at https://contest.podopolo.com to earn prizes just by doing what you’re already doing: listening!

50m
May 19
Intuitive Business: Entrepreneur Kim Woods on Harnessing Inner Knowing for Outer Success

Kim E. Woods is an intuitive business strategist and forecasting expert to high-performing entrepreneurs. She teaches leaders to “know, like, and trust” themselves and their teams with the KLT method combining transformation strategy, astrology, intuition, and woo. Today Kim shares her inspiring story, how women have the power to change the game of business, and practical tips for success. Make sure you download Podopolo here to keep the conversation going in the Wings comments section and join the rewards program at https://contest.podopolo.com to earn prizes just by doing what you’re already doing: listening!

44m
May 16
Make Referrals Profitable: Entrepreneur Bettina Carey with Must-Listen Lead Gen and Sales Tips

Bettina Carey is a serial entrepreneur who stands only 4' 9-1/2" tall but inspires and empowers women to create BIG RESULTS. Bettina has made it her mission, with her multiple businesses, to help people break through their earnings glass ceiling and kick self-imposed limitations to the curb. Today she shares practical advice on sales, lead generation, how to get paid for referrals, and mostly how to overcome limiting beliefs. Make sure you download Podopolo https://podopolo.com/get-app here to keep the conversation going in the Wings comments section and join the rewards program at https://contest.podopolo.com to earn prizes just by doing what you’re already doing: listening!

41m
May 12
The ‘No Jerk Clause’: Entrepreneur Charlie Fusco on Personal Branding and How to Attract Clients Aligned with Your Mission

Charlie Fusco is the CEO and Founder of TGC Worldwide, a company managing personal brand evolutions. TGC has put clients on the New York Times Bestseller lists, secured them movie deals, expanded their charities, and other achievements most think "impossible." Charlie grew up in film and television, both in the "acting world" and in the "business world” and she’s been on-set, off-set, on-screen, off-screen, in editing suites, and in funding meetings since the age of 6. Creativity, sales, negotiating, business, and entrepreneurial grit are in her bloodline. Today she shares how to find alignment with your perfect clients, plus social impact, legacy and much more. Download the interactive podcast app Podopolo here https://podopolo.com/get-app to keep the conversation going in the Wings comments section and invite your friends to connect around podcasts recommended to you by what interests and inspires you.

58m
May 10