Business with Purpose

Business with Purpose
Stories of Entrepreneurs that Inspire Change

Shake the Dirt & Be Encouraged | EP 206: Michael Arterberry, Youth Voices Center, Inc.
Aug 12 • 46 min
I want you to think back to a time early on in your life when you were a child or teenager. Think about an adult in your life who made an impact on you then, who spoke into your life and encouraged you. It could be a parent, coach, teacher, or…
Chasing Wisdom - 10 Years Studying Under Eugene Peterson | EP 205: Daniel Grothe, Pastor & Author
Aug 5 • 48 min
What to do you when your life gets hard? Where do you turn? What’s your immediate reaction when pain, suffering, or challenge comes your way? Think honestly about what your answers to those questions might be. Everyone’s answers are likely to be…
Producing “The Chosen” & Impacting Media | EP 204: Neal Harmon, CEO of VidAngel
Jul 29 • 52 min
A few months ago, I heard about this show called . It depicts the life of Jesus and the disciples in a unique way, taking a look at Jesus’ life, and how the disciples became disciples. When I first heard about it, I was skeptical, but I gave it a…
Using Music to Inspire the Next Generation | EP 203: GIRL POW-R
Jul 22 • 60 min
As a mom, I can’t help but look at my kids and think about the kind of world that they are growing up in. I feel an immense sense of responsibility to teach them to be good humans and citizens who are kind, generous, and thoughtful justice-seekers….
Sustainable Impact | EP 202: Deanna Cook, LIYA Collective
Jul 15 • 36 min
There’s something to be said for getting out and experiencing the world - going and visiting different countries and learning more about other cultures and communities. The more that we can expand our horizons, the more we can learn to appreciate…
Living and Leading with Impact | EP 201: Miracle Olatunji, Founder of OpportuniMe
Jul 8 • 32 min
There is nothing more encouraging to me than seeing young people making a difference and pursing entrepreneurship; being the change-makers. They push me to do more and be better. My guest today is an incredibly inspiring young leader named Miracle…
EPISODE 200 CELEBRATION with Special Guest: my husband, John!
Jul 1 • 53 min
It’s Episode 200, and today’s guest is the one and only John Stillman, my husband! I knew for this episode I’d have to invite my special guest back to the show. His first appearance was Episode 100, and since my listeners loved it, I thought it…
The Sustainable Alternative for Single-Use Items | EP 199: Isabel Aagaard, co-founder of LastObject
Jun 24 • 36 min
Over the last couple years, I’ve been on a slow but steady journey of becoming somebody who is less wasteful. I may not get to the point of being able to fit all my trash from the month into a mason jar, but I have been making slow, intentional…
Prioritizing Profit, People, and Planet | EP 198: Jessica Mah, CEO of inDinero
Jun 17 • 38 min
As a business owner, often one of our biggest pain points are taxes and accounting. My guest today is especially passionate about helping social entrepreneurs tackle this aspect of their business in a purposeful way. is the founder and CEO of and…
Before You Quit Your Job (& Other Life Lessons) | EP 197: Keenya Kelly
Jun 10 • 54 min
I am so excited to welcome Keenya Kelly to the show this week. Keenya is an incredible, powerhouse entrepreneur. We connected a few months ago and I knew I wanted to have her on the show. We had such an incredible conversation and I know you’re going…
Bonus Episode: A CONVERSATION ON RACE, INFLUENCE, HOPE, & ACTION | Marissa Williams, Shiquita Hyman, & Tiffany Moon - Content Creators & Founders of Our Shades of Influence
Jun 8 • 81 min
I am honored to welcome to the show Marissa Williams, Shiquita Hyman, and Tiffany Moon - all amazing content creators and also founders of “Our Shades of Influence.” Our Shades of Influence is a group of three diverse women within the influencer…
Marriage with Purpose | EP 196: Dr. Randy Schroeder, Author & Marriage & Family Counselor
Jun 3 • 59 min
When people ask me where I want to be when I’m 80-years-old, one of the first answers I always give is something to the effect of, “Holding hands and still madly in love with my husband, John.” I am so passionate about marriage and the amazing…
Fighting Human Trafficking Through Jobs | EP 195: Jenny McGee, Starfish Project
May 27 • 34 min
If we want to have a productive and honest conversation about what it’s going to take to end human trafficking, we’ve got to start thinking about what to do on the front end. How do we keep people from falling into the trap of human trafficking in…
The Story We Tell Through the Things We Buy | EP 194: LaToya Tucciarone, Founder + CEO, SustainAble Home Goods
May 20 • 69 min
Have you ever thought about the story you are telling with the things you bring into your home? Have you ever thought about what your décor style says about you? I love seeing how different people’s home décor or personal style says so much about…
How to Pivot on Purpose | EP 193: Lauren Peterson, Travel Patterns
May 13 • 46 min
Anyone who has ever started a business knows that entrepreneurship is hard. Starting a business takes courage. Starting a business takes conviction, perseverance, grit and tenacity. It is not for the faint of heart and often the occasion arises where…
Uncovering The Superfood Chain | EP 192: Ann Shin
May 6 • 39 min
How often do you hear the term superfoods these days? I hear health and fitness gurus talking about it all the time and my local grocery store even has a dedicated aisle just for superfoods! My guest today was really intrigued by this Superfood…
Using a Terminal Diagnosis to Leave a Legacy of Impact | EP 191: Eric Erdman, Give a Child a Voice Foundation
Apr 29 • 42 min
My guest this week is Eric Erdman, the founder of the . When Eric learned he had advanced brain cancer in July of 2016 at the age of 16, he had no idea all the ways his life would change. He faced medical procedures including both brain surgery and…
How to Support Ethical, Fair Trade, and Small Businesses During COVID-19 | EP 190
Apr 22 • 17 min
It’s Episode 190, which means it’s time for another solo episode! When I was thinking about what I wanted to do for this episode, I was talking to my husband about how surreal this time is that we’re in right now while we’re social distancing…
Giving Up What You Think You Want for What Will Set You Free | EP 189: Nicole Zasowski, Author & Marriage & Family Counselor
Apr 15 • 50 min
My conversation this week could not have come at a better time. I want to continue to bring encouraging and inspiring content to you during these unprecedented times. We are meant to live in community, and while we are social distancing right now, it…
Making the Switch to Ethical Simple | EP 188: Rachel Kois, CEO and Founder of Simple Switch
Apr 8 • 37 min
If you are brand new in your journey of shopping ethically, or if you’ve been shopping ethically for a while, one of the most common frustrations I hear from people is that there’s not one central place to find all the things they need to buy….
Living & Working For More Than Just A Great Resume | EP 187: Sasibai Kimis, Earth Heir
Apr 1 • 44 min
My guest this week is , the founder and director of . Sasi founded Earth Heir in 2013 as a social business focusing on luxury craftsmanship and showcasing the skills and traditions of craftspeople. She has a background in investment banking, private…
A Lunchbox Note That Changed Everything | EP 186: Kristi Hayes, Be Strong Story
Mar 25 • 38 min
Did anyone ever leave you a note in your lunch box when you were a kid? If you’re a parent, do you ever write an encouraging note in your kid’s lunch box? Would you ever think that a lunch box note could change your life or someone else’s? For…
A Manifesto for a More Generous World | EP 185: Yancey Strickler, Author & Co-Founder of Kickstarter
Mar 18 • 54 min
America used value community, purpose, and fairness. But now it kind of feels like virtually every decision is based on what will make the most money. My guest today has a dream, a vision that this is changing. He has created a manifesto for a more…
Personal styling for those who don’t fit in a box | EP 184: Erin Flynn, Co-Founder and CEO of Cladwell
Mar 11 • 44 min
Please tell me I’m not the only one who loves the movie Clueless?! Now, I realize how ridiculous of a movie it is, but in a “I love how ridiculous this movie is” kind of way, right? It is what began my love affair for Jeep Wranglers, and I…
Creating Jobs in Rural Honduras | EP 183: Emilee Connell de Umanzor, SoloHope
Mar 4 • 42 min
People who see something that they want done and do are the people who create impactful change in their community. They leave a legacy by acting rather than sitting around and talking about it. I admire people who step out of their comfort zones and…
Turning Plastic Ocean Waste into Activewear | Business with Purpose Podcast EP 182: Hannah Tomita, Kaira Active
Feb 26 • 31 min
By the year 2050, it’s estimated that there will be as much plastic in the ocean as there are fish. The industrial fishing industry actually generates a staggering 10% of this waste in the form of abandoned fish nets and fishing gear, approximately…
The Beauty & Diversity of Weddings | EP 181: Petronella Lugemwa, Multicultural Wedding Photographer
Feb 19 • 41 min
I am a sucker for a beautiful love story. Celebrating two people coming together in holy matrimony is a beautiful display of love and an amazing way to see different family traditions come together. My guest today has a vision and passion for bringing…
What Does “Conscious Consumerism Mean?” & More… All your ethical terminologies explained! | EP. 180
Feb 12 • 28 min
[Rough Transcript of this week’s episode] Welcome to Business with Purpose - I am your host, Molly Stillman of and this show is all about bringing you the stories behind the brands, companies, and small businesses that are changing…
Beginner’s Pluck | EP 179: Liz Bohannon, Sseko Designs
Feb 5 • 77 min
My guest this week is , the CEO and founder of , a fair trade, socially conscious fashion brand that is providing dignified jobs in developing nations around the world. Sseko Designs also gives university scholarships to the brightest, young female…
Supporting Small Kenyan Tea Farmers in a Big Way | EP 178: Paul Bain, JusTea
Jan 29 • 45 min
Can you guess which country in the world is the largest exporter of tea? Did you guess Kenya? That’s right, Kenya provides for tea drinkers all around the world from black tea to green tea, and now a new delicious purple tea that has more…
Journey to Better Food | EP 177: Adnan Durrani, American Halal Co. Inc. & Saffron Road Foods
Jan 22 • 57 min
The food system in America has changed so much in the last 30-40 years. Organic and non-GMO are terms that have become popular more recently, and we’re much more aware about the importance of clean ingredients and real, whole foods. Let’s be…
Hunting for Manna | EP 176: Meredith McDaniel, Licensed Counselor & Author
Jan 15 • 52 min
It’s hard to fight the false narrative that working harder, making more money, and acquiring more stuff will bring happiness and fulfillment. My guest today is here to debunk that myth and help us discovery what’s truly most important to us. Get…
Why Would You Hire a Ghostwriter? | EP 175: Joshua Lisec, Award Winning Ghostwriter
Jan 8 • 46 min
Today I asked all the questions I know you want the answers to about writing a book, or more specifically, working with a ghost writer! My guest this week is . Joshua is the world’s ONLY award-winning, celebrity-recommended, #1 International…
Jobs End Poverty | EP 174: Amy Brewer, Founder of Elizabeth’s Voice
Jan 1 • 30 min
We can often overlook the gravity of the situation that Jesus’ mother Mary faced when she suddenly became pregnant by the Holy Spirit. It was scandalous! She was a teenager, engaged to Joseph, facing gossip and shame from her community. One of her…
Sharing Stories of Social Change | EP 173: Camille Laurente, Hueman Group Media
Dec 25, 2019 • 35 min
More show notes to come! Connect with Camille and Hueman Group Media: / Podcasts: / ABOUT CAMILLE: Camille is the CEO and Co-Founder of Hueman Group Media, a company that inspires people to do good through the power of audio storytelling. HGM…
Cultivating a Better World | EP 172: Caitlin Leibert, Director of Sustainability, Chipotle Mexican Grill
Dec 18, 2019 • 53 min
Well, friends…the day is here. Mexican Grill is on the Business with Purpose Podcast, and I cannot contain my excitement! If you know me at all, you know I’d take meeting for burritos over meeting for coffee any day. And of course, we’d get…
How a Love of Food and Faith Fueled Change | EP 171: Lawrence Yoo, Founder of Sushioki
Dec 11, 2019 • 44 min
My guest today took his love of food and faith one step further to start a business that impacts his community on a greater scale. Lawrence Yoo is the owner of , a local sushi burrito restaurant in Durham, North Carolina. Sushioki is a restaurant with…
How My Faith Impacts My Passion for Fair Trade | EP 170
Dec 4, 2019 • 14 min
I didn’t really grow up in the church. My walk with God as a kid included being friends with a Christian in elementary school until she broke up with me because I wasn’t “Christian” enough for her, a brief stint as the lead singer of a…
THE 2019 ETHICAL GIFT GUIDE! EP 169 with Co-Host Em Sexton, CEO of The Flourish Market
Nov 25, 2019 • 85 min
The 2019 Ethical Gift Guide is HERE! This is the most anticipated podcast episode (and post!) each year because not only do we have great gift ideas for almost everyone on your list, but also, my co-host, Em Sexton, founder of The Flourish Market…
Ending Poverty through Education | EP 168: Amy Ahiga, Grain of Rice Project
Nov 20, 2019 • 43 min
About Amy Ahiga, Founder of Grain of Rice Project: Amy Ahiga is a wife, mother, former art teacher, and the co-founder of Grain of Rice Project, an organization that seeks to empower Kenyans through educational and training initiatives in Jesus’…
Hair Products that Fight Human Trafficking | EP 167: Lorin Van Zandt, Founder of MISSIO Hair
Nov 13, 2019 • 52 min
A woman who has become a victim of human trafficking loses many things. One of those things is the vital feeling of self-worth. There’s a lot to be said about the impact of a lack of self-worth on a woman’s overall physical, spiritual, and…
A Picture Worth Way More than 1000 Words | EP 166: Kylee Maughan, Kylee Ann Photography
Nov 6, 2019 • 41 min
I love pictures and taking pictures, but I really enjoy being in them if my loved ones are in them with me as well. I take so many pictures with my kids and family because photos capture time, memories, heart, and love. Pictures are powerful. My guest…
Fighting Poverty & Fighting Plenty | EP 165: Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado, Compassion International President & CEO
Oct 30, 2019 • 68 min
Wherever you are, you have an opportunity to serve. My “life verse” is 1 Peter 4:10: “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” When we meet the calling…
Teaching Kids About Generosity & Giving | EP 164: Alison Storm, HIS Radio Host, Founder of Crowdsourcing Kids
Oct 23, 2019 • 52 min
Kids can change us just by being themselves. When we give them opportunities to find solutions to problems, their innovative imaginations are amazing. The results create a world-changing ripple effect. My guest this week is . Alison saw an opportunity…
The Power of Story | EP 163: Joy McBrien, Founder of Fair Anita
Oct 16, 2019 • 40 min
Studies show that 98% of domestic violence victims also experience financial abuse and stay in abusive relationships due to financial insecurity. Today’s guest is Joy McBrien and her ethical jewelry brand Fair Anita creates financial opportunities…
Creating Zero Waste Eco-Luxury | EP 162: Lela Orr, Project Runway & FERRAH
Oct 9, 2019 • 40 min
You can tell a lot about a person by the way they dress or style something. Fashion is an art form of self-expression. But just because fashion is enjoyable doesn’t mean that we should allow it to harm others or our planet. My guest this week is…
Grief, Purpose, and Healing to Fuel Business | EP 161: Marianna Sachse, Jackalo
Oct 2, 2019 • 44 min
Marianna Sachse is the founder of , an industry-changing line of durable, organic children’s clothes. That in and of itself is awesome, but Marianna and Jackalo take their purpose one step further by accepting all of their used clothes back to be…
Sep 25, 2019 • 43 min
Happy Birthday, Business with Purpose Podcast! You are three years old, and this one’s for you! It’s time to take a look back and celebrate over 160 episodes and all the fun we’ve had along the way! In this solo show, I’ll be reflecting on the…
Fair Trade as a Sustainable Business Model | EP 159: Wen King, Rover + Kin
Sep 18, 2019 • 40 min
Wen King is the founder of the Fair Trade brand, . I first met Wen at the Conference after stumbling upon her table at the expo. Her gorgeous fair trade clothing literally stopped me in my tracks. Wen has combined her incredible eye for design with a…
Empowering Female Entrepreneurs | EP 158: Jennifer Allwood
Sep 11, 2019 • 60 min
Successful entrepreneurs make running a business look smooth. It’s easy to see the success, but rare to see the behind the scenes of the hard work, failure, fatigue, baby steps it took to make it. Jennifer Allwood is a dynamic business coach and…
Shopping Blind to End Blindness | EP 157: Bradford and Bryan Manning, Two Blind Brothers
Sep 4, 2019 • 48 min
At a young age, brothers Bradford and Bryan Manning were diagnosed with an eye disease that causes blindness over time. They’ve used their circumstances to help work toward a cure for blindness through the sales of their ultra-soft designer clothing…
The Courage to Earn | EP 156: Brandi Riley, Content Creator
Aug 28, 2019 • 50 min
Are you an entrepreneur? While the startup, paperwork, and hustle is never easy, often the hardest part is asking to be paid what we’re worth. My guest this week is Brandi Riley, and she’s tackling this issue head on. Brandi is a blogger at and…
No Longer “Nice” | EP 155: Sharon Hodde Miller, Author, Speaker, Theologian
Aug 21, 2019 • 59 min
Sharon Hodde Miller is an author, speaker and church planter who is passionate about cultivating the gifts of women through ministry. In addition to leading Bright City Church in Durham, NC with her husband Ike, she has released two books: Why Life is…
A Mission to Impact 1 Million Women | EP 154: Kisha Mays, Just Fearless
Aug 14, 2019 • 44 min
Kisha Mays is a Successful Serial Entrepreneur, Visionary Global Business Development Strategist, Best Selling Author, Angel Investor, and Philanthropist. Her primary focus is on helping to develop 1,000,000 Fearless Female Entrepreneurs…
Laughter is the Best Medicine | EP 153: Comedian Kevin Fredericks, aka: @KevOnStage
Aug 7, 2019 • 55 min
Laughter is the best medicine, and Kevin Fredericks ( is here to talk about how humor can heal and bring us together. Kevin does it all. He has nearly 5 million followers and 140 million views on YouTube. He’s a fast-rising entertainer who’s…
Living a Life for a Greater Purpose | EP 152: Jeremy Cowart, The Purpose Hotel, Photographer
Jul 31, 2019 • 50 min
Have you ever had an idea so big that it feels impossible, too scary, too out of reach? If you have a calling that overwhelms you, join us to hear how Jeremy Cowart’s career has tackled all those questions and more. Jeremy has accomplished many…
Business as a Force for Good | EP 151: Kate Hayes, Echoing Green
Jul 24, 2019 • 41 min
Today’s Purpose: You don’t have to be in the public sector or start your own charity to make a difference in the world. You can make a huge impact with business! It’s possible to be in both the corporate world and non-profit world and lead the…
31 Tips to Reduce Your Waste & Live More Sustainably | EP 150 (SOLO EPISODE)
Jul 17, 2019 • 27 min
We create so much waste. We don’t recycle enough, and we throw out tons of textile waste every year with no thought of the impact it has on our planet. In 2017, I visited the largest landfill in East Africa, the . It was a horrifying and…
The Maker to Market Movement | EP 149: Llenay Ferretti, Ten Thousand Villages & Bhavana World Project
Jul 10, 2019 • 55 min
Do you realize how much power you have as a consumer? I’m serious. There’s that famous quote that I use all the time which is “You vote every single day by the way you spend your money.” and over the last couple of years, I’ve found that…
A Mission to End Human Trafficking | EP 148: Bridget Brewster, Agape International Missions
Jul 3, 2019 • 35 min
You know very well by now my intense passion and heart for ending human trafficking. This is an issue that when I first REALLY learned about it in 2011, I could no longer sit back and ignore it… it’s an issue I quickly dove into learning as much…
Plastic Free July | EP 147: Sarah Rhodes, Plastic Free Cambodia
Jun 26, 2019 • 42 min
In 1950, the world’s population of 2.5 billion produced just over 1.5 million tons of plastic. Today, with a global population of more than 7 billion people, we product over 320 million tons of plastic… and it’s estimated that this number is set…
More Than a Personal Stylist | EP 146: Essense Hill
Jun 19, 2019 • 44 min
Do you have an item or two (or seven) in your closet that you’ve held on to for a long time and you’re not sure why? It doesn’t fit or it’s out of style but it holds some type of significant meaning to you… whether we realize it or not… a…
Impacting Community | EP 145: Vanessa Fleury
Jun 12, 2019 • 36 min
was quoted as saying “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” Sometimes, when we think about community, we focus solely on our neighbors. Yes, we should be participants in our community,…
From Tragedy to Triumph - EP 144: Nancy Solari
Jun 5, 2019 • 39 min
How do you approach tragedy? What do you do when the bad things come in life? How do you handle pain, sorrow, and sadness? Today’s guest used a period of suffering to make herself better, give herself strength to carry on, and inspire others to do the…
Ethical Fashion from a Man’s Perspective | EP 143: Garik Himebaugh, Eco-Stylist
May 29, 2019 • 46 min
This episode is for the guys. When it comes to fashion and style, what’s your perspective? Do you have a personal style, or do you go through the motions each morning. Additionally, what do you think of ethical fashion? Do you think it only applies to…
A Life Changing Scripture Verse Memory Tool | EP 142: Vera Schmitz, Dwell
May 22, 2019 • 52 min
In the last year, I’ve been open in sharing about my faith journey and it’s impact on my life. Through grief, my faith has been stretched and grown, and through scripture, my faith has been transformed. However, memorizing scripture can be a…
Using Human Centered Design to Change the World | EP 141: Durell Coleman, DC Design
May 15, 2019 • 52 min
It’s no secret we live in a time of heightened social tension. There are issues all around us we’re inundated with through the media and around the dinner table. It’s overwhelming to consider how we should address issues including racism, foster care…
“Business on Purpose” Fair Trade Federation Conference Keynote Address | EP 140
May 8, 2019 • 34 min
In the last year, big brands like Nike, Athleta, and J.Crew have entered the fair trade industry. It’s a big win for the fair trade movement, but it leaves small business owners with daunting challengers. Mom-and-pop shops are no match for companies…
A Deep Discussion Around the Ethics of Jewelry | EP 139: Marc Choyt, Reflective Jewelry
May 1, 2019 • 60 min
Ethical issues surrounding the jewelry industry are often vague and misunderstood. Movies like examine these problems, but we need to go deeper to fully understand the ethical issues surrounding gold and diamond purchases. Marc Choyt is the…
When to Hire Where It Hurts | EP 138: Stephanie Skryzowski, 100 Degrees Consulting
Apr 24, 2019 • 49 min
The minutia associated with owning a small business can be excruciating. Especially if you run a non-profit, you’re probably more interested in your passion than you are managing day-to-day activity. Today’s guest is Stephanie Skryzowski, the founder…
A Business Bridging the Cultural Divide - EP 137: Rebecca Smith, Better Life Bags
Apr 17, 2019 • 55 min
We often hear on the news how we’re a divided nation. Tensions run high as political, racial, and cultural divisions lead to hate, prejudice, and fear. Amidst the turmoil, one woman in an under-resourced community in Detroit, Michigan is taking small…
Fair Trade Federation Conference Recap | EP 136
Apr 10, 2019 • 68 min
Join me for a special edition of the podcast as we feature exciting moments from the Fair Trade Federation Conference in Austin, Texas. I’ll recap my favorite stories, brands, and personalities from the week. Things You Don’t Want To Miss: Llenay…
Changing the Way We Consume Food | EP 135: Kat Eckles, Founder of Clean Juice
Apr 3, 2019 • 48 min
It seems like out of nowhere, eating healthy has suddenly become trendy. People like to talk about eating Organic and Non-GMO foods. It’s funny because our grandparents and ancestors did this for years, yet somehow, it’s come onto the scene as this…
The Power to Change the Status Quo | EP 134: Amy Ann Cadwell, The Good Trade
Mar 27, 2019 • 39 min
Maybe you want to get into ethical fashion, but you’re not sure where to start. Meet Amy Ann Cadwell, the Co-Founder and CEO of The Good Trade. The Good Trade is a digital media and lifestyle brand publication that covers sustainable fashion. Amy Ann…
Growing the Family Business at the Age of 10 | EP 133: Donovan Alexander Watson, Perkins Orchard
Mar 20, 2019 • 51 min
At ten years old, most of us were exploring the outdoors, riding bikes, and maybe playing with dolls or legos. However, today’s guest was busy growing his family’s business; Perkins Orchard. Join us as we interview Donovan Alexander Watson about the…
The Power of Perseverance + Office Supplies EP 132: Jillian Ryan - Marie Mae Company
Mar 13, 2019 • 54 min
We often contemplate the origins of our clothes and shoes, but purchasing with purpose even includes notepads, sticky notes, pens, and paper. Jillian Ryan is the founder of the Marie Mae Company. She joins us to discuss the tremendous social impact…
EP 131: Jane Mosbacher Morris - TO THE MARKET
Mar 6, 2019 • 41 min
Charity doesn’t end poverty. Jobs do. Resources and money give you freedom; the give you dignity. Charity is important, but work is empowering. Jane Mosbacher Morris joins us to discuss how job access could end global poverty. Things You Don’t Want To…
EP 130: So You Just Marie-Kondo’d Your Life? What To DO With All Those Things That Don’t Spark Joy
Feb 27, 2019 • 23 min
The craze has swept the nation with her new show on Netflix, . A good purge can be cathartic, but what will become of your things that don’t “spark joy?” Give your clean-up a purpose, and consider how you’ll develop new habits amidst…
EP 129: Chris Solt, Executive Director at Fair Trade Federation
Feb 20, 2019 • 60 min
The Fair Trade Federation is an association that works to elevate and strengthen fair trade partners in the United States and Canada. It’s a key partner in the global fair trade movement. On this edition of the podcast, we catch up with the…
EP 128: Natasha Nicholes, Blogger at Houseful of Nicholes & Founder of We Sow, We Grow
Feb 13, 2019 • 55 min
I do not have a green thumb. The past few years, I’ve tried to start a garden in my backyard and it almost always ends up overrun with weeds, or one year all of my cucumbers ended up just eating everything else in my garden. I had no less than 50…
EP 127: Jessica Kelly, Founder & CEO of THR3EFOLD
Feb 6, 2019 • 44 min
Let’s pretend for a second that you have a dream of starting an ethical fashion brand. You want to start this brand, you know the designs in your head, you have a clear vision for it, but you have no idea where to start when it comes to the…
EP 126: Somya Munjal
Jan 30, 2019 • 41 min
Our lives are filled with defining moments. Tragedy shakes us, suffering changes us, but it’s how we take tragedy, and how we learn from suffering that determines the next phase or trajectory of our lives. We can choose to use that suffering as an…
EP 125: Ashley Jones, Love Not Lost
Jan 23, 2019 • 46 min
There is a cliche saying that says, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” I know we hear it all the time, but really, have you ever thought about the priceless value of an image? I don’t like to think that I have regrets in life, but there is…
EP 124: Leon Lee, Founder of Flying Cloud Productions, Producer of “Letter from Masanjia”
Jan 16, 2019 • 59 min
If I’m being honest, I don’t even know how to introduce today’s episode. Back in the Fall, my husband and I had the opportunity to screen a documentary called Letter from Masanjia, and I’ll get into the details of the documentary, and we’ll…
EP 123: Mary Alice Duff, Alice Alexander Co.
Jan 9, 2019 • 37 min
The average american woman is a size 14/16. I’m a size 14, so I’m pretty average, but I will say that ever since having kids, I have noticed how much the fashion industry does not cater to average women like me, and women who are above a size 14….
EP 122: Kassia Binkowski, One K Creative
Jan 2, 2019 • 45 min
I love meeting people who see a need and they fill it. They see an area that they can specialize in or an area that is underserved in this world and they just do it. They don’t make excuses, they don’t come up with reasons why it won’t work,…
EP 121: Stephanie Giddens, Vickery Trading Co.
Dec 26, 2018 • 39 min
There is an ongoing refugee crisis in our country and in our world. Millions of men, women, and children are making the incredibly difficult and impossible journey to a country they don’t know, with a language they don’t speak, to seek refuge and…
EP 120: 6 Tips for Shopping Ethically on a Budget
Dec 19, 2018 • 19 min
It is episode #120 of the Business with Purpose Podcast: “How to Shop Ethically on a Budget.” A couple of episodes ago, actually at episode #110, I started introducing my solo episodes. Now every ten episodes, you get an episode with just me, on…
EP 119: Marshall Morris, Co-Founder of
Dec 12, 2018 • 54 min
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole, that was said by photographer Roger Karris. Maybe you are, or aren’t a dog person. I’m a dog person. We have two dogs at home, Tater who is a pitbull cattle dog mix, and Audrey Hepburn…
EP 118: Jennifer Lunsford, Rahab’s Rope
Dec 5, 2018 • 44 min
Were you ever one of those kids who always felt like your parents were forcing you to do something? Maybe your parents made you go to church or they made you take piano or they made you learn Spanish or whatever… it was something that was…
EP 117: Michelle Smith, Founder of MamaSuds
Nov 28, 2018 • 47 min
Did you know that there are literally hundreds, thousands of toxic chemicals that you are being exposed to on a daily basis? I really hate being the bearer of bad news, but in everything from air fresheners to cosmetics to bath and body products to…
EP 116: The 2018 Purchase with Purpose GIFT GUIDE with Co-Host Emily Sexton of The Flourish Market
Nov 21, 2018 • 92 min
Visit to get all the shownotes and details on all the products and coupon codes mentioned in the episode! Thank you to Cultivate What Matters for sponsoring this episode. Thank you to Emily Sexton of The Flourish Market for being my co-host!
EP 115: Antonio Smith Jr. - From Living in a Dumpster to Self-Made Millionaire
Nov 14, 2018 • 48 min
When I open up an episode, my goal is to give you a personal connection—some type of fact or interesting tidbit—that is kind of a general statement, but is loosely or directly related to the upcoming conversation. But this week, as I sat down to…
EP 114: Bebe Mehr, Cult of Coquette
Nov 7, 2018 • 39 min
Whether we realize it or not, our culture, our background, our upbringing, our childhood, the way we have lived our life up until this point, influences how we make choices on a daily basis. Maybe we realize it—or not, maybe it is conscious—or not,…
EP 113: Ann Mei Chang, Lean Impact
Oct 31, 2018 • 39 min
Global poverty is at the root of so many things. So many things. From hunger, to the orphan crisis, to human trafficking, to drug trafficking, to homelessness, to disease and HIV/AIDS - global poverty is at the root. Reducing or even eliminating…
EP 112: Michelle Knight, Brandmerry
Oct 24, 2018 • 36 min
We know life is short. We say life is short but, do we really believe it? Do we live that out? Do we make the most of every single day? You know, that cliché? For many of us, we go through the motions—we go through the daily grind of life, not…
EP 111: Susan Correa, Founder of Art + Eden
Oct 17, 2018 • 39 min
We love rags-to-riches Cinderella stories. They inspire us. Personally, I love learning about people. I mean really learning about them. What makes them tick? What drives them? What fuels their fire? What’s their why? What’s their reason for doing…
EP 110: How to Know if a Brand is Ethical (And How I Decide If I’m Going to Buy from a Brand!)
Oct 10, 2018 • 33 min
April 24, 2013. That’s the day that the Rana Plaza Building in Bangladesh collapsed. 1,138 people died and another 2,500 were injured. It was the fourth-largest industrial disaster in history. There were actually five garment factories in the Rana…
EP 109: Liz Funk, And We Evolve
Oct 3, 2018 • 45 min
We all love a deal. You know what I’m talking about. When you walk into a store, and you see something on sale, and you’re like “It’s only $4.50! Yes! What a deal!” Or if you’re in a thrift shop and you find a designer handbag, or a pair…
EP 108: Sydney Sherman, FAIRE
Sep 26, 2018 • 43 min
When you hear the term “ethical,” what does it mean to you? When I ask different people, different people give me different definitions. I think everyone’s idea of “ethical company” may mean something different, like maybe how they treat…
EP 107: Ryan McCarty, Culture of Good
Sep 19, 2018 • 44 min
I talk all the time about the importance of having a “why” in your business. Having a “why” is that foundation that every business owner should build their business upon. Simply because, when the rough patches come (which they will) and when…
EP 106: Mary Sue Papale, Ashbury Skies
Sep 12, 2018 • 31 min
A common thread I’ve discovered through interviewing so many social entrepreneurs is that they worked at a particular field that isn’t inherently social conscious and they realized, something had to be done to change it or make it better. They…
EP 105: Cecilia Polanco, So Good Pupusas
Sep 5, 2018 • 49 min
I love cultural history. I love it. I soak up details and facts and information about the history of different cultures anytime I can. I listen to podcasts, I read blogs, watch documentaries, and when I meet someone from a different…
EP 104: Kelly Parker Smith, Founder of Hello World Paper
Aug 29, 2018 • 39 min
You may be one type of person. You may be the type of person who, you are currently working in a job and you have that side hustle that you really enjoy, but it just kind of supplements whatever you do for a living right now, and you’re happy where…
EP 103: Alexandra Douwes, Purpose Generation
Aug 22, 2018 • 53 min
The term millennial gets a bad rap these days. Millennials are thought to be entitled, lazy, self-serving, wasteful, but here’s the thing, let’s be honest: those types of people exist in every generation, ever. That is not a new trait that’s…
EP 102: Sabrina Dorman-Andrew, New Creation
Aug 15, 2018 • 37 min
For years, the downtown area of Harrisonburg, Virginia had an eyesore that its residents had to drive past each and every day. It was a run down, bright pink pornography shop in disrepair. It was a place of hurt and pain and despair. It was a place of…
EP 101: Barrett Ward, Founder and CEO of ABLE
Aug 8, 2018 • 51 min
It’s a fact - when the unemployment rate is high, the first people to be hit are women and children. Whether it’s in a developing nation or here in the United States, women and children are the first ones affected by any type of unemployment. I…
EP 100: Special Guest - MY HUSBAND, JOHN! The 100th Episode Spectacular
Aug 1, 2018 • 74 min
Alright guys…. I’m shaking things up this week for the 100th episode extravaganza! My executive producer, also known as my husband John, is here to help me co-host and we’re talking about basically everything you could imagine. Getting to this…
EP 99: Carly Burson, Founder & CEO of Tribe Alive
Jul 25, 2018 • 52 min
One of the things I talk about a lot is the fact that there are a lot of layers to the ethical and fair trade fashion world. It’s not just about pretty, handmade clothes. There are so many complex issues that really hide beneath the surface, or…
EP 98: Nathan Thomas, All We Are
Jul 18, 2018 • 40 min
I believe in my heart of hearts that everyone, yes, everyone, is born with a gift. Now, I don’t know what your gift may be, but you, listening right now, you have a gift that was given to you at birth. Maybe you can sing, or dance, or you love to…
EP 97: Travis Thomas, Founder of Live Yes And!
Jul 11, 2018 • 53 min
Some of you may or may not know this, but I am a former comedian! I performed improvisational and sketch comedy for almost 15 years and I loved it. While I’m no longer on stage a couple nights a week, I still love the art of improv comedy and used…
EP 96: Kristi Porter, Founder of Signify
Jul 4, 2018 • 50 min
With today’s news cycles, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the troubles going on in our world. Where do we even start? How do we even scratch the surface of helping? What do we do? What can one person do to make a difference in some of the…
EP 95: Liron Artzi, Utopi
Jun 27, 2018 • 43 min
The entertainment industry is a tough industry. We hear all the time about entertainment industry professionals, actors, directors, musicians, producers, et cetera, who get burned out. They suffer from depression, struggle with hurting relationships,…
EP 94: Kathleen Kelly Janus, Author, Social Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Spark
Jun 20, 2018 • 33 min
With today’s social media world and our abundance of information that’s thrown our way, we can very easily get discouraged about the world around us. Sometimes we feel like there’s so much hurt and sadness in the world, and we get overwhelmed,…
EP 93: Ben and Laura Harrison, Jonas Paul Eyewear
Jun 13, 2018 • 48 min
I’m always amazed when I meet someone who has taken a trial, struggle, hardship, or some adversity in their life and used it to change and impact their community or the world. So often, when tough stuff happens to us or when life hands us a really…
EP 92: Mac Prichard, Prichard Communications & Mac’s List
Jun 6, 2018 • 44 min
Today’s episode is a little different than usual, and I loved it. I know that I have a lot of listeners who are not entrepreneurs. You’re in the corporate world, or you’re a student, or you’re an employee, or you’re in a job that you just…
EP 91: Manish Gupta, Matr Boomie
May 30, 2018 • 42 min
One of the things I love most about ethical and fair trade fashion is telling the stories behind the companies that make these beautiful things. That’s basically why I started this podcast, so you could hear the stories behind the brands doing these…
EP 90: Polly Conner, Thriving Home Blog & co-author of From Freezer to Table
May 23, 2018 • 64 min
Figuring out what to make for dinner each week can be so stressful, especially with work, and kids, and life. That time of day can be MISERABLE, and takes everything out of you just to get food on the table. A few years ago, my friends and I actually…
EP 89: Erin Wold & Janet Wu, Founders of Silkroll
May 16, 2018 • 51 min
Have you ever spent time cleaning out your closet, and you take all of your valuable clothes that you spent good money on, and you haul that stuff to your local consignment store or like Plato’s Closet or Clothes Mentor and you are excited for how…
EP 88: Steven Wallace, author of OBRONI AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY and founder of Omanhene Cocoa Bean Company
May 9, 2018 • 56 min
Have you ever thought that you’re at a place in your life where it’s too late to start over? Sometimes I feel like we get to a certain age (an age that doesn’t actually really exist) and we think that we are stuck doing what we are doing…
EP 87: Anna Ptak, Overcomer, Speaker, & Anti-Human Trafficking Advocate
May 2, 2018 • 60 min
There are a lot of misconceptions around the topic of human trafficking. So many people think it happens in other countries or it happens only to people living in poor conditions or that it looks like a guy in a big white van zooming in and…
EP 86: Dave Sanderson, Survivor of “The Miracle on the Hudson”
Apr 25, 2018 • 44 min
Whether you want to admit it or not, you have fears. We all do. Maybe its a fear of bees or being chased in an alley by a masked man (okay, so those are my fears), or maybe it’s a fear of failure… or maybe it’s a fear or public speaking or…
EP 85: Adrienne Rolon, Hearts Content Events & Design
Apr 18, 2018 • 53 min
I remember when John and I were planning our wedding… it literally feels like yesterday. We were on a pretty tight budget, and we were doing almost everything ourselves… And while the details of the wedding day, the florals, the pictures, the…
EP 84: Dr. Travis Zigler, Eye Love
Apr 11, 2018 • 41 min
Did you know that nearly 703 million people around the world are blind… simply due to lack of access to glasses. That’s 703 million people who are blind but that blindness could have been easily prevented if one person, or a group of people…
EP 83: Ann Davis, Venture with Impact
Apr 4, 2018 • 36 min
There are SO many people (me included), that love to travel. I know I have a list of about 100 places I’d love to see in my lifetime… but there are so many factors that can hold us back from actually getting on a plane and going somewhere. You…
EP 82: Shane Feldman, Founder and CEO of Count Me In
Mar 28, 2018 • 46 min
At some point in our lives, we all experience a feeling of loneliness. It’s a natural human experience and for some, the struggle is worse than others… but it can be a struggle nonetheless. And loneliness doesn’t discriminate based upon age……
EP 81: Sydney Guerrette & Deirdre Catlett, Be the Change Youth Initiative
Mar 21, 2018 • 48 min
Each one of us has a gift. Whether you know it or not, and whether you want to believe it or not, I believe deep down that every single person on this earth was given a gift by our Creator… and how we use those gifts to serve others can really…
EP 80: Katherine Davies, Founder and CEO of iguacu
Mar 14, 2018 • 52 min
In today’s world, it can be really overwhelming when we see so much hurt and pain around the world. There are humanitarian crises all over the world that are horrific… whether it’s the Syrian crisis, the Rohingya refugee Crisis in Myanmar, or…
EP 79: Kate Goodall, Co-Founder and CEO of Halcyon House
Mar 7, 2018 • 36 min
What if you had the next, world-changing, business idea? Your business could change the trajectory of someone’s life or impact the way people interact or have an impact on the environment or give people access to clean drinking water or create…
EP 78: Greg Urquhart & Nick Barigye, Karisimbi Business Partners
Feb 28, 2018 • 48 min
For years, there’s been this strange distaste for business. People kept thinking business was bad and business owners were greedy and money grubbers. But the truth is, business is and can be a HUGE force for good. Business can change lives,…
EP 77: Ashleigh Becker, founder of Sela Designs
Feb 21, 2018 • 48 min
Giving. What does that word mean to you when you hear it? Does it mean someone who is giving with their time, giving with their talents, giving with their money, a giver of gifts… what does it mean? For years, I was the most reluctant to give with…
EP 76: Abby Alley, Founder of Zuri Collection
Feb 14, 2018 • 53 min
There’s a really difficult conversation that happens often in the ethical and fair trade space… and it’s a conversation around respect and getting rid of that savior complex when it comes to sharing the stories of artisans and men and women in…
EP 75: Hannah Davis, Founder of BANGS Shoes
Feb 7, 2018 • 47 min
I remember the first time I consciously wanted to quit. I was 7 and I had a big school science fair project I was working on. I was so excited about my project idea (I was talking about different kinds of rocks because, you know, that’s what 7 year…
EP 74: Angela Lan & Kara Menning, Beautiful Uprising
Jan 31, 2018 • 49 min
It is estimated that there are nearly 150 million orphans worldwide. There’s a worldwide orphan crisis… maybe you’ve heard or maybe you haven’t. But it’s a crisis and it’s not getting better. one of the harsh realities of the orphan crisis…
EP 73: Luc Berlin, Founder of Miigle+
Jan 24, 2018 • 51 min
Have you ever had a dream as a child, or heck, even as an adult, and you had your mind set on that dream? How you thought life was going to certainly take you in one direction, and then an event, or a trip, or an experience completely shifts…
EP 72: Lindsey McCoy, Founder of Plaine Products
Jan 17, 2018 • 44 min
Did you know that only about 1 in FIVE plastic bottles are ever recycled? And that it can take between 400 and 1,000 years to decompose. It’s actually estimated that humans are purchasing one million plastic bottles… PER MINUTE. Let that sink in….
EP 71: Devan Kline and Morgan Kline, Founders of Burn Boot Camp
Jan 10, 2018 • 60 min
For years, I hated my body. I’d look in the mirror and I’d notice every flaw. Every roll, every stretch mark, every bit of cellulite… I’d say, “I can’t run” or “I’m not strong” or “I have no upper body strength” or “I’m so…
EP 70: April Auger Perrin, ALL AWEAR
Jan 3, 2018 • 48 min
People like to ask me when and how I got started talking about ethical and sustainable fashion. It’s definitely been a process for me over the years and I don’t claim to know it all or be perfect by any means. When I really started learning about…
EP 69: Sara Moore, Project Mother
Dec 27, 2017 • 45 min
I love being a mom. It’s one of the most difficult and rewarding and all the things jobs I’ve ever had in my life. I’m simultaneously a nurse, a cook, a cleaner, a bedtime singer, a teacher, a caregiver, an errand runner, a boo boo kisser, you…
EP 68: Jacquie Moesel, On Ethical Apprenticeships & Starting Moesel Clothing
Dec 20, 2017 • 49 min
I can pretty much guarantee that any business owner will tell you that running a business is hard. Unless you went to business school, there are so many details and unique facets about running a business that it’s honestly kind of hard to be…
EP 67: David Atlas, Founder of Marquet Fair Trade
Dec 13, 2017 • 52 min
One of the reasons I spend so much time talking about fair trade goods and ethical fashion is not just because I think they’re nice products or pretty things or they’re unique - sure - those things are all well and good… but the fact of the…
EP 66: Marisa Flacks, Founder of RISE Creative
Dec 6, 2017 • 49 min
A common question I hear these days is, “How do I turn my PASSION into a career?” There’s a lot of talk about PASSION. Everyone has a passion. We all have passions. But is it POSSIBLE to turn that passion into a full time income? Is it possible…
EP 65: Blythe Hill, CEO of Dressember
Nov 29, 2017 • 72 min
To many people, a dress symbolizes things like fragility, weakness, inequality, outdated dress code rules, societal pressures, gender roles… There was a time when a woman would be literally scoffed at for wearing anything OTHER than a dress. And for…
EP 64: Shaniqua Cousins, Author & Inspirational Speaker
Nov 22, 2017 • 67 min
We can all agree to two truths…. Life is beautiful and life is also tough. We all spend time trying to figure out what our purpose is or what we are supposed to do or what job we were meant for. We work hard, we do our best… and then life happens….
EP 63: The Ultimate Ethical Holiday Gift Guide (Bonus Episode with Emily Sexton of The Flourish Market!)
Nov 20, 2017 • 88 min
To say I am excited about today’s post and BONUS Business with Purpose podcast episode is a bit of an understatement. I AM SO EXCITED. This has been in the works for awhile and was SUCH a fun project to put together. I knew I wanted to do an ultimate…
EP 62: Lia Valerio, Founder of Malia Designs
Nov 15, 2017 • 50 min
There are two types of people… people who say and people who do. I’ve spent a good portion of my life trying to be someone who does… not just someone who says. Let’s be honest, this isn’t always easy. When we see a problem in the world, it…
EP 61: Jen Lewis, Founder of Purse and Clutch
Nov 8, 2017 • 54 min
I think every business owner at some point has thought to themselves, “Am I an entrepreneur, or am I just unemployed?” My guest this week is Jen Lewis, the of Purse and Clutch! Jen is so hilarious and we had the BEST conversation. She…
EP 60: Amy Blair, Founder of Batik Boutique
Nov 1, 2017 • 48 min
There are people that come into our lives and completely change us. Maybe it’s a teacher or a coach who really believe in us and encourage us in ways others haven’t. Or maybe it’s a friendship… a friendship that starts under unusual…
EP 59: Jamie Ivey, The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey Podcast
Oct 25, 2017 • 60 min
“If we can’t be FOR each other, then we are not confident in who WE are and all we are confident in is questioning our success.” -Jamie Ivey. To say I was honored to interview for this week’s episode of the Business with Purpose podcast is an…
EP 58: Matt Scanlan, Founder of NAADAM, Sustainable Mongolian Cashmere Clothing
Oct 18, 2017 • 51 min
Imagine a situation in which you are literally in the middle of the Gobi desert (AKA: the middle-of-nowhere OF the middle-of-nowhere) and you are carrying two million dollars in cold hard cash. Seems crazy, right? Not too crazy for Matt Scanlan and…
EP 57: Bola Sokunbi, Clever Girl Finance
Oct 11, 2017 • 61 min
Picture this: I am a year out of college and I’m having a full-blown panic attack on the floor of my room because I suddenly realize that I’m . I realized the gravity of the financial mistakes I’d made and I was embarrassed, ashamed, and I had no idea…
EP 56: Wendy Dailey & Michelle Bridgeman - PURPOSE Jewelry + International Sanctuary
Oct 4, 2017 • 51 min
It’s been reported that there are nearly 40 million slaves in the world today. There are more slaves today than during the entire 400 years of the trans-atlantic slave trade. When we say the word “slaves” we are talking about men, women, and children…
EP 55: Saloni Shrestha, Co-Founder of AGAATI
Sep 27, 2017 • 51 min
What do you think of when you hear the term “fast fashion”? When I first heard it, I had zero clue what it meant. By definition, “the term “fast fashion” refers to a phenomenon in the fashion industry whereby production processes are expedited in…
EP 54: Hamilton Perkins Collection, Designer Bags with a Purpose
Sep 20, 2017 • 51 min
Hamilton Perkins Collection designer travel bags made from recycled plastic bottles and repurposed billboard vinyl lining
EP 53: Jim Van Eerden, Co-Founder of Sevenly on being a serial entrepreneur, running a cause-based business that gives consumers a chance to feel connected, and how handling a public business mistake set a new precedent for the future
Sep 13, 2017 • 67 min
Jim Van Eerden is a serial entrepreneur with a heart for serving others. He co-founded Sevenly in 2011, outfitting world changers in new “cause art” every week, benefitting multiple causes, all under the same mission, “because people matter.” Besides…
EP 52: Ashleigh Maynor, founder of inTENtional U
Sep 9, 2017 • 53 min
ABOUT ASHLEIGH: Ashleigh Maynor is the founder of inTENtional U, LLC, small business coaching firm and blog. Ashleigh uses her creativity, humor and honest delivery to transform individuals from existing day to day, to living a more authentic life….
EP 51: Kelsey Pitney, Founder of Elegance Restored
Aug 30, 2017 • 51 min
About Kelsey – from Kelsey: I’m Kelsey, mother of three, thirty years old, redeemed, army wife vet , owner and founder of Elegance Restored, women’s boutique on a mission. With a longing strongly set in our hearts to care for the discarded of th
EP 50: Holly Wehde, Owner & CEO of Trades of Hope
Aug 23, 2017 • 50 min
About Holly (from Holly): My calling is to empower people to be all God created them to be. This starts with my five children and my husband of over 29 years. I am a visionary, a church planter, pastor’s wife, speaker, and Missional Entrepreneur. Whet
EP 49: Yomi Abiola – Model, Journalist, Speaker, and Activist
Aug 16, 2017 • 60 min
You are in for an incredible treat with this week’s episode of the Business with Purpose podcast. My guest is Yomi Abiola – a speaker, activist, and journalist. She is a former supermodel who has modeled for Maybelline and even graced the pag
EP 48: Miara Shaw, Maven, Personal Development Coach, & Speaker
Aug 9, 2017 • 64 min
About Miara: A “maven” is a trusted professional who seeks to pass her knowledge on to others. Miara Shaw, also known as Maven Miara, uses her witty, yet direct style of speaking and coaching to lead and motivate audiences to understand they are CPR
EP 47: Renyung Ho, co-founder of MATTER Prints
Aug 2, 2017 • 55 min
“Doing good for others doesn’t mean doing less for yourself.” -Renyung Ho Oh, you guys, this episode. Not only was it awesome because Renyung is literally on the other side of the world in Singapore (which we talked A LOT about Singapo
EP 46: Adam Muncy, Founder of The Hounds, Ltd. on social entrepreneurship, impacting our inner cities, and making a real, lasting difference
Jul 26, 2017 • 43 min
About Adam: Adam Muncy is the 26 year old founder of the Hounds, Ltd. His background in fashion, economics and Inner City missions blended to create a vision for a menswear social enterprise. His convictions hold true through his supply chain as well. Co
EP 45: Cassidy Perry, Founder of The Arise Box
Jul 19, 2017 • 40 min
About Cassidy: Cassidy Perry fights human trafficking by founding The Arise Box, an ethical subscription box that benefits survivors. She also manages and teaches social media to small businesses and churches. To relax, Cassidy attempts to be graceful on
EP 44: Ike + Tash Photography on running a business as a couple, seeing the bigger picture, and what makes them unique
Jul 12, 2017 • 58 min
This week’s episode of the Business with Purpose podcast had me laughing, tearing up, thinking, and so much more. Ike + Tash of Ike + Tash photography are a husband and wife photography team out of Tacoma, Washington. Their heart for the Lord, thei
EP 43: Nikki Huebner, Founder of EndureLash on Loss, Overcoming Tragedy, and Giving Back
Jul 5, 2017 • 50 min
Fair warning, you’re going to want to keep the tissues handy for this week’s episode of the Business with Purpose podcast. My guest is Nikki Huebner, the founder of EndureLash – an all natural, hypoallergenic, organic makeup removing cl
EP 42: Monique Melton – Author, Speaker, & Relationship Coach on Purposeful Relationships, Faith, Compassion, & Race Reconciliation
Jun 28, 2017 • 68 min
Y’all. This week’s episode of the Business with Purpose podcast is going to blow. you. away. If you are looking for a podcast that is going to challenge you, encourage you, push you to think outside of your comfort zone, and maybe even at tim
EP 41: Tim Scott, Co-Founder of Mitscoots Outfitters
Jun 21, 2017 • 50 min
On this week’s episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I’m chatting with Tim Scott, the co-founder of Mitscoots Outfitters – an Austin, Texas based clothing company that has a heart and mission to outfit *AND* employ individuals t
EP 40: Natalie Franke Hayes, Co-Founder of the Rising Tide Society
Jun 14, 2017 • 62 min
About Natalie: Natalie Franke Hayes is an entrepreneur, mobilization marketer, community builder, and neuroscience nerd. As one of the Founders of the Rising Tide Society and the Head of Community at HoneyBook, she leads tens of thousands of creatives an
EP 39: Suzy VanDyke, Photographer & Co-Founder of Wild & Free Supply Co.
Jun 7, 2017 • 58 min
This week’s episode of the Business with Purpose podcast is such a fun one. My guest this week is Suzy VanDyke, a world-renowned wedding photographer along with her husband Lukas, and now the co-founder of Wild & Free Supply Co., a leather goo
EP 38: Kilee Nickels, Founder of Nickel & Suede
May 31, 2017 • 37 min
About Kilee: Kilee Nickels is a mother, a blogger and small business owner. She and her husband are busy raising four boys between the ages of 8 and 18 months as well as running their growing business Nickel & Suede. Three years ago the couple launch
EP 37: Lara Casey Isaacson, Author, Founder of Cultivate What Matters, and Publisher of Southern Weddings Magazine
May 24, 2017 • 47 min
On this week’s episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, my guest is Lara Casey Isaacson. Lara is the author of Make it Happen and Cultivate (releasing in June 2017!), she is a speaker, the founder of the Cultivate What Matters shop (and the c
EP 36: Cullen Schwarz, co-founder of DoneGood
May 17, 2017 • 52 min
On this week’s episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, my guest is Cullen Schwarz, the co-founder of DoneGood – an app for your phone and browser extension for your computer that makes shopping *ethically* online SO MUCH EASIER. Cullen
EP 35: Erin Houston, Co-Founder of wearwell
May 10, 2017 • 50 min
For the past few years, I have wished and wished and wished that there was a service that was like Stitch Fix, but for ethically made clothing *only*. wearwell is the answer to that hope, prayer, and wish. On this week’s episode of the Business wit
EP 34: Sarah Barnett, Founder of International Blessings
May 3, 2017 • 51 min
On this week’s episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I am sitting down with Sarah Barnett, founder of International Blessings. Sarah’s story is incredible – from growing up on a farm to becoming a world traveler to going on the
EP 33. Rebecca Gardner, Founder of Hands Producing Hope
Apr 26, 2017 • 46 min
On this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I am sitting down with Rebecca Gardner, founder of Hands Producing Hope, a brand that provides the economic, educational, and spiritual resources necessary to empower remote communities to rise above
EP. 32: Amy Bardi, Founder of Clothed in Hope
Apr 19, 2017 • 44 min
On this week’s episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I am sitting down with Amy Bardi, founder and executive director of Clothed in Hope. Founded in 2011, Clothed in Hope is a 501(c)(3) international nonprofit organization that provides lif
EP. 31: Jolie Gray, Founder of The Purpose Box
Apr 12, 2017 • 45 min
On this episode the Business with Purpose podcast, I am sitting down with Jolie Gray, the founder of The Purpose Box, and ethical and purposeful subscription box. Jolie started this box as a way to reach people and share the love of the Lord and share p
EP. 30: Rachel Allene Heckman of Rachel Allene Shop
Apr 5, 2017 • 61 min
On this week’s episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I am chatting with Rachel Allene Heckman of Rachel Allene. Rachel is a shop owner, educator, encourager, and creative stylist. Her heart is so evident in everything she does. We had such
EP. 29: World Vision and the Global Water Crisis with Laura Blank
Mar 29, 2017 • 43 min
On this week’s episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I am sitting down with Laura Blank, senior advisor for public relations for World Vision. We are chatting about her passion for World Vision (and how she got into working for World Vision
EP. 28: Liz Bohannon, Founder of Sseko Designs
Mar 22, 2017 • 68 min
On this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I am HONORED to be chatting with Liz Forkin Bohannon, founder of Sseko Designs. I have admired Sseko and Liz for years and love what they are doing to change the landscape of the ethical fashion worl
EP. 27: Cayley Pater – Darzah
Mar 15, 2017 • 26 min
On this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I wanted to bring my friend Cayley Pater back to the show to talk about Darzah, an ethical fashion brand that is an off-shoot of Child’s Cup Full (which I’ve told you guys a lot about!) Da
EP. 26: Jess Freeman – Jess Creatives
Mar 8, 2017 • 42 min
On this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I am sitting down with Jess Freeman, founder of Jess Creatives. Jess is one of those people that I instantly connected with. We shared what it looks like to leave a legacy (a lesson we both learned fr
EP. 25: Liza Moiseeva – GlobeIn
Mar 1, 2017 • 47 min
On this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I am sitting down with Liza Moiseeva, founder of GlobeIn, an ethical subscription box and online marketplace. Liza came to the United States from Moscow, Russia initially to swim at the collegiate lev
EP. 24 – Let’s Talk About Human Trafficking with Abbi Tenaglia of Transforming Hope Ministries
Feb 22, 2017 • 44 min
On this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I am sitting down with one of my nearest and dearest friends, Abbi Tenaglia, founder and director of Transforming Hope Ministries – an anti-human trafficking organization located right here in t
EP. 23: Katherine Hanson – ModaBaby
Feb 15, 2017 • 60 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose Podcast, I am sitting down with Katherine Hanson, founder and CEO of ModaBaby – American made, high quality clothing for babies and toddlers. Katherine’s story is so inspiring in that she fought th
EP. 22: Taylor Thompson – Day22 Boutique + A Kind Journey
Feb 8, 2017 • 52 min
On this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I am sitting down with Taylor Thompson, founder of Day22 Boutique and A Kind Journey. Taylor has an amazing passion and heart for ethical fashion and making the world a better place. She’s
EP. 21: Emily Betzler – Bought Beautifully
Feb 1, 2017 • 55 min
On this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I am sitting down with Emily Betzler of Bought Beautifully, an online shop that curates ethically made goods from all around the world. Emily has an amazing story of coming to faith and growing a pass
EP 20: Jessica Honegger – Noonday Collection
Jan 25, 2017 • 57 min
On this episode of the Business with Purpose Podcast, I am sitting down with Jessica Honegger, founder and co-ceo of Noonday Collection, one of the largest ethical fashion and fair trade jewelry brands in the world. Noonday Collection works to empower me
EP 19: Katie Crocombe – Flourish + Co.
Jan 18, 2017 • 51 min
On this episode of the Business with Purpose Podcast, I am sitting down with Katie Crocombe, a professional life coach and founder of Flourish and Co. After overcoming a dark time in her personal life, Katie felt lead and drawn to encourag
EP 18: Carrie Grace McQuaid – The Kindness Box
Jan 11, 2017 • 49 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I am sitting down with the sweet Carrie Grace McQuaid (best known online as Carrie Grace), spreader of joy and kindness and founder of The Kindness Box. We talk about everything fr
EP. 17: Zane Wilemon – Ubuntu Made
Jan 4, 2017 • 55 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Zane Wilemon, founder of Ubuntu Made. My conversation with Zane was AWESOME. We talked about everything from his one-way-ticket purchase to Kenya after college, to being
EP. 16: Katelyn James of Katelyn James Photography
Dec 28, 2016 • 56 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Katelyn James of Katelyn James Photography. Katelyn is a little bit of a different guest in that she doesn’t sell a physical product like an ethically made t-
EP 15: Eric Henry – TS Designs
Dec 21, 2016 • 47 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Eric Henry, president of TS Designs. TS Designs is a small, manual screen printing operation located in North Carolina. We talked about everything from the effect t
EP 14: Megan Brosterman – Victoria Road
Dec 14, 2016 • 41 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Megan Brosterman, co-founder and CFO of Victoria Road, an amazing ethical fashion brand that is doing some really cool stuff to buck the trend of fast fashion! I ab
EP 13: Matt Richardson – CAUSEBOX
Dec 7, 2016 • 48 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Matt Richardson, co-founder of CAUSEBOX, an ethical quarterly-subscription box that is curated with items from some of the most amazing cause-based brands. Ma
EP 12: Jamie Laslo – Ornaments 4 Orphans
Nov 30, 2016 • 44 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Jamie Laslo, co-founder of Ornaments 4 Orphans, a non-profit organization with a vision to give opportunity to artisans, vulnerable children and their communities across the glo
EP 11: Julie Hulstein – Vi Bella Jewelry
Nov 23, 2016 • 32 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Julie Hulstein, Founder and CEO of Vi Bella Jewelry, an ethical jewelry brand that employs and empowers artisans in Haiti, Mexico, and the United States. Julie’s story is
EP 10: Katie Martinez – Elegantees
Nov 17, 2016 • 43 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Katie Martinez, founder of Elegantees, an ethical clothing brand with a mission to provide hope to overcomers of sex trafficking in Nepal. A positive source of income that rein
EP 9 Part 2: Kristen Welch ( & Maureen Kaderi – Mercy House Global
Nov 14, 2016 • 32 min
Click here to tune in to Part ONE of my interview with Kristen and Maureen. This is part TWO of my episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, in which I sit down with Kristen Welch and Maureen Kaderi of Mercy House. Kristen is a blogger and author&#82
EP 9 Part 1: Kristen Welch ( & Maureen Kaderi – Mercy House Global
Nov 10, 2016 • 30 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, I had the UNBELIEVABLE privilege and honor to sit down with Kristen Welch and Maureen Kaderi of Mercy House. Kristen is a blogger and author… she blogs at We are THAT Family and has written Rhi
EP 8: Shannon Whitehead – Factory45
Nov 3, 2016 • 40 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Shannon Whitehead of Factory45, an online accelerator prorgram that helps aspiring entrepreneurs launch clothing companies that are sustainably and ethically made in the USA! B
EP 7: Molly Hemstreet – Opportunity Threads
Oct 27, 2016 • 32 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Molly Hemstreet, owner of Opportunity Threads, a worker-owned, cut and sew textile plant based in the foothills of Western North Carolina. They focus on sustainable production
EP 6: Suzette Munson – Love41
Oct 20, 2016 • 48 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Suzette Munson of Love41. Love41 is a luxury leather goods company where 100% (yes, 100 percent!) of the profits benefit women in Rwanda. Additionally, the factories where they
EP 5: Cayley Pater – Child’s Cup Full
Oct 13, 2016 • 23 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Cayley Pater of Child’s Cup Full, a non-profit social enterprise with a mission to create lasting economic opportunities for refugee and low-income communities in the West
EP 4: Erin Littleton – The Mighty River Project
Oct 6, 2016 • 33 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Erin Littleton of The Mighty River Project, a non-profit organization working to empower women and preserve families in Uganda. They work with amazingly talented artisans in Ji
EP 3: Bethany Tran – The Root Collective
Sep 28, 2016 • 51 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Bethany Tran of The Root Collective, an ethical shoe and apparel brand with a mission to “Create a Culture of Kindness” around the world. Connect with Bethany &
EP 2: Emily Sexton – The Flourish Market
Sep 28, 2016 • 39 min
In this episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with Emily Sexton of The Flourish Market, an ethical boutique and fashion truck with a mission to spread dignity across the globe. Connect with Em & The Flourish Market online
EP 1: April Manring – Be Pure Beauty
Sep 28, 2016 • 26 min
In the inaugural episode of the Business with Purpose podcast, Molly sits down with April Manring of Be Pure Beauty, an ethical, eco-conscious, and clean beauty shop with a mission to love people and love the planet. Connect with Be Pure Beauty onlin
PREVIEW: What is the “Business with Purpose” podcast?
Sep 28, 2016 • 2 min
Want to know what the Business with Purpose podcast is all about? This preview episode gives you a little bit of the background behind the podcast and what to expect in the episodes to come. Subscribe to the podcast: Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe on Sti