Hustle + Gather, with Courtney and Dana

Hustle + Gather, with Courtney and Dana

Hosted by: Courtney Hopper and Dana Kadwell

Sister entrepreneurs Dana Kadwell and Courtney Hopper talk about the ups and downs of the hustle, and the reward at the end of the journey. Life starts at the edge of our comfort zone, and that’s what running a...

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Clothing optional: Exploring life from other people’s perspectives with journalist Billy Warden

Episode #58

Billy Warden has a philosophy on life - "You don't know that you're in a golden age until it's gone. So try to appreciate every moment, cause it might be as good as it gets." He is living life to the fullest, and...
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Trying to find the unattainable perfect life: Conversations with Sisters

Episode #57

On last week's episode (Apple Podcasts | Spotify), Ryann Dowdy talked about overcoming an unhealthy relationship with sales and how her best sales events happened when she could show the messiness of her life. Today,...
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Breaking your unhealthy relationship with sales, with Ryann Dowdy

Episode #56

What's the first thought that comes to mind when you hear the word "sales"?  Is it an awful car-buying experience? Maybe all the times you answer the phone because it could be a client...but it's someone trying to...
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Perfecting the Partnership, with Holly Barton and Amanda Cox (Part 2)

Episode #55

What happens when a business becomes successful and partners have to choose how to take the next steps? Is it investing back in the business with marketing, upgrades, or more employees?  Or is it time to take care of...
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Perfecting the Partnership, with Holly Barton and Amanda Cox (Part 1)

Episode #54

When Holly Barton and Amanda Cox lost their dad, they wanted to start a business where they could simply be together and have fun. But soon enough, clients were calling to ask them for huge orders of rentals they just...
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Recipe for Sister Partnerships; Fights, Baggage , and Opposite Skill Sets: Conversation with Sisters

Episode #53

Today, Courtney and Dana chat about last week's episode with siter entrepreneurs Marni and Willa Blank from Blank Studio NYC (Apple Podcasts | Spotify). Being sisters and business partners can come with a lot of...
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Sister partners Marni and Willa Blank on fighting, codependency, and giving back to the community

Episode #52

Willa and Marni Blank never intended to go into business together. They were just too different, and they were nervous it would put a strain on their relationship. But while they were working on ideas for separate...
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When your best just isn’t good enough: Conversations with Sisters

Episode #51

On last week's episode (Apple Podcasts | Spotify), Dr. Endya Perry talked about proving the doubters wrong and giving it your best. But what happens when your best just isn't good enough?  And as you're hustling to...
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Proving the doubters wrong: Dr. Endya Perry's dreams are too big to be contained

Episode #50

When nationally ranked gymnast Endya Perry found out she was pregnant, the fan mail she used to get turned ugly.  But she refused to let detractors stand in her way of chasing her dreams. Now it's Dr. Endya Perry, and...
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No A-holes policy, and radical transparency with employees: Conversations with Sisters

Episode #49

Today Dana and Courtney unpack last week's episode (Apple Podcasts | Spotify) with 2021 CEO of the Year by Triangle Business Journal Anna Lynch, founder of Lynch Mykins. Among other topics, the sisters talk about a...
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Building a human-first culture, with CEO of the Year Anna Lynch

Episode #48

Lynch Mykins' Anna Lynch was named 2021 CEO of the Year by Triangle Business Journal. Today, she shares her journey from Iowa to Wyoming to Austin to Raleigh, being a woman in a field of almost exclusively men, how...
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The masks we wear and why we need to keep failing: Conversations with Sisters

Episode #47

On last week's episode (Apple Podcasts | Spotify), Ablr CEO John Samuel opened up about the masks he wore while losing his vision. Today, Dana and Courtney discuss the masks they wear and why it's so important to keep...
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