Her Story of Success

Her Story of Success

www.herstoryofsuccess.com/podcast
Sharing stories of women on their journeys of success and fulfillment
Our Top 10 Lessons on Creating Your Own Success
Jan 8 • 19 min
Looking for a quick dose of inspiration as you start the new year? Join us for a rundown of the top 10 lessons we’ve learned in our first year of conversations with successful women. We distill the hard-won wisdom these guests have shared and…
Julia Polk: How to Take a Career Break and Come Back Confident
Dec 11, 2018 • 45 min
How do we balance the demands of work and family? It’s a dilemma most career women face, and one that Julia Polk confronted when she had two young daughters at home. Her solution would take her on a non-linear journey to success as an investment…
Maneet Chauhan: Lessons on Career and Family from a Celebrity Chef
Nov 27, 2018 • 48 min
Maneet Chauhan left her native India to attend the Culinary Institute of America and has gone on to become a culinary ambassador for Indian food in her roles as a chef, restaurant owner, cookbook author and Food Network star. She made it to the top of…
Caroline Hobby “Getting Real” Navigating Fear to Find Peace
Nov 13, 2018 • 46 min
As a member of the Top 40 country music trio Stealing Angels, Caroline Hobby thought she’d landed just where she always wanted — on the top rungs of the music business. But when the trio broke up and her dream crumbled, she was forced to…
The Voices Behind Her Story of Success
Oct 30, 2018 • 47 min
Why would two busy young women with career, family and volunteer commitments take on the challenge of starting a podcast? Find out what launched Leah and Ellen on their journey to share the stories of high-achieving women, an endeavor that’s become…
Cordia Harrington: The ‘Bun Lady’ Shares Her Recipe for Success
Oct 16, 2018 • 41 min
After establishing herself as a successful McDonald’s franchisee, Cordia Harrington was determined to take her career to the next level by becoming a supplier for the world’s largest restaurant chain. Her efforts were rejected 31 times before…
Retta Gardner: The Importance of Raising Your Hand
Oct 2, 2018 • 43 min
Retta Gardner’s career proves that you don’t have to leap from company to company to work your way to the top. For more than two decades, Retta has stayed with Guaranty Trust Mortgage Co., one of the top 100 mortgage companies in the U.S., making…
Diana Warner: The Taylor Swift Effect
Sep 17, 2018 • 45 min
Fashion and jewelry designer Diana Warner learned something special about success from observing Taylor Swift, who surrounds herself with fiercely loyal and protective people. Diana calls it the “Taylor Swift effect” — the desire to build a…
Jessica Harthcock: Pushing Past the Obstacles to Success
Sep 4, 2018 • 42 min
At the age of 17, Jessica Harthcock suffered a catastrophic spinal cord injury during a gymnastics training session, leaving her paralyzed from the chest down. Though doctors told her she would never walk again, she learned to walk unassisted after…
Mignon Francois: Believing in the power of your own ideas
Aug 21, 2018 • 47 min
Mignon Francois’s family was drowning in debt and down to their last $5 when a neighbor knocked on the door and placed an order for 600 cupcakes from her fledgling home bakery in Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood. Mignon decided to take the last…
Misty Mayes: A CEO in the Role of Servant Leader
Aug 7, 2018 • 47 min
Misty Mayes believes that every organization and every person is capable of positive change — an attitude that led her to launch a management consulting firm that has garnered national business awards and won acclaim for its commitment to community…
Marcie Allen: A Music Industry Visionary Redefines Success
Jul 24, 2018 • 46 min
After a decade in the music business, Marcie Allen “saw a huge void that was waiting to be filled” and launched MAC Presents, an agency that creates partnerships between leading brands and top artists like the Rolling Stones and Foo Fighters….
Holly Coltea: When Career Meets Motherhood
Jul 10, 2018 • 35 min
Holly Coltea moved to New York City as a young woman and achieved many of her lifelong goals — working for a Madison Avenue ad agency, earning her M.B.A and succeeding in the corporate world. But like many young women, she found that having children…
Amy Tanksley: From Boardroom to Barbershop
Jun 26, 2018 • 35 min
Amy Tanksley grew up thinking that risk was a four-letter word and that choosing a job in corporate America was following a safe path. But after a rough and tumble experience in the volatile oil and gas industry in Houston, she set out on a quest for…
Erica Rains: Success Is Not A Number
Jun 12, 2018 • 40 min
Erica Rains has made a career out of constantly finding new ways to connect with people. After nearly two decades working in public relations, advertising, radio, and TV, Erica decided to seek out a new challenge by opening a restaurant and catering…
Tonya Lewis: Trading Complacency for Courage
May 29, 2018 • 31 min
Five years ago, Tonya Lewis chose to leave a safe career in school counseling to open a business in one of the most risky and challenging industries: restaurants. But after a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, Tonya’s coffee shop and café, The Post…
BONUS EPISODE - Kathleen Burns Kingsbury: Achieving Expert Status
May 22, 2018 • 28 min
In this bonus episode hosted by past Her Story of Success guest Rita Mitchell and recorded before a live studio audience at a women and wealth conference in Nashville, Kathleen Burns Kingsbury talks about how she made the journey from clinical…
Rita Mitchell: Overcoming the Nos
May 15, 2018 • 50 min
Rita Mitchell (IG: @ritapmitchell_oyp) summarizes her story with one word – determination. And her career proves it. A 35 year veteran of the financial services industry, Rita went from being told she didn’t have enough experience to be a…
Courtney Whitmore: Turning a passion into a lifestyle brand
May 1, 2018 • 29 min
After finishing college, Courtney Whitmore (IG:@pizzazzerie) took a safe, secure job as a career counselor, but she soon realized she wanted something entirely different — a creative pursuit where she could be her own boss. Looking back on that…
Corbette Doyle: The career rewards of lifelong learning
Apr 20, 2018 • 40 min
Corbette Doyle describes herself as a “serial expert,” one who consistently pursues new information and builds new skills. It was this career approach that brought her leadership roles at Aon, a Chicago-based consulting and risk management firm…
Ruta Sepetys: An acclaimed writer finds her voice
Apr 19, 2018 • 37 min
Ruta Sepetys (twitter:@rutasepetys) is one of the most admired writers in contemporary children’s literature — with the bestsellers Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray among her riveting historical novels for…
Marcela Gómez: The joyful journey of a Latina entrepreneur
Apr 18, 2018 • 44 min
As a young single mother, Marcela Gómez (IG:@marcelagomez_1234) started a marketing firm in 2002 to focus on strategies for reaching the growing Latino community in the U.S. Launching her business was a turning point for Marcela, a native of…
Britnie Turner: Using financial success as a force for good
Apr 17, 2018 • 56 min
Raised on a farm in South Carolina, Britnie Turner (IG:@britnieturner) was a beauty contestant (and Miss North Carolina) who showed her passion for helping the disadvantaged by doing mission work in Africa and Latin America. Today, at…
Laura Lea Goldberg: Making a life-changing leap to a new career
Apr 16, 2018 • 34 min
The misery she felt working in corporate jobs proved to be a strong motivator for Laura Lea Goldberg (IG:@lauraleabalanced), who took a leap of faith when she left the traditional business world and began her journey to become a…
Coming Soon – Her Story of Success
Apr 9, 2018 • 2 min
Success can be defined in many ways. Our conversations with trailblazers, entrepreneurs, artists and business leaders explore how diverse women have paved their own way forward. Many have launched profitable companies; others have walked away from…