Category Archives: Inspiring Interviews

Looking for some real-life inspiration? Check out our archive of interviews — REAL chats with REAL questions and answers from amazing, inspiring, and successful female entrepreneurs, bloggers, and industry trendsetters, as well as SC Sisters just like you.

Exclusive: Annie’s Keynote to Hotel Marketing Executives

Since starting Style Collective, I have been asked to share my knowledge about influencer marketing with several fortune 500 companies. Recently, I presented a keynote to hotel marketing executives called Mastering Influencer Marketing at Your Property. I took the audience of 350+ attendees through everything they needed to know about working with influencers — from…

Your Visibility Goals and the Tactics that will Help You Achieve Them

PR expert Amanda Berlin takes you through the best tactics you can use to help you achieve your specific visibility goals. Do you have one of these three visibility goals – and do you know the best way to achieve it? Plus, Amanda talks the importance of knowing where your audience is, the pros and…

Ep. 87: Carey Jenkins talks navigating imposter syndrome, being direct, and paving the way.

This week on Becoming Fearless, meet Carey Jenkins, the CEO of Substantial, a product development studio in Seattle, Washington, helping clients launch extraordinary products. Carey has had a few careers in her lifetime, but her winding path eventually led her to discover her love for client services, which then led her to Substantial. Join Carey…

From 0 to 25K subscribers: how to grow your YouTube with Rachel Walker

Last week, we hosted a Facebook Live interview with an industry expert to help you build your business with laser focus. Rachel Walker, the style blogger behind the Rachel Review, shares her five top tips to help you grow your YouTube channel. Plus, Rachel has some practical advice for filming, music, and editing to help make…

Ep. 86: Annie Spano talks overcoming limiting beliefs by changing your mindset, giving yourself credit, and not giving up on yourself.

On this episode of the Becoming Fearless podcast, Annie talks overcoming her limiting beliefs and answers some questions from listeners about how to overcome limiting beliefs of their own. Everyone has fears and doubts they need to overcome to achieve their dreams, and overcoming those doubts is all about changing the way you think. Believing…

Ep. 85: Katherine and Nick North talk living authentically, adjusting your path, and achieving long-term change.

Today on Becoming Fearless, meet Katherine North, a life coach giving female entrepreneurs a safe space to express their feelings at Declare Dominion, and her husband, Nick, a brand strategist at Epic Danger. Having lived the first 30 years of his life as a woman, Nick knows a lot about transformative experiences, and Katherine has…

Ep. 84: Nicole Giordano talks finding internal motivation, building community, and knowing what success means to you.

This week on the Becoming Fearless podcast, meet Nicole Giordano, the Founder of StartUp Fashion, an online resource and community that helps independent fashion brands reach their entrepreneurial goals. Nicole went to school for textile design, and the more she learned about the fashion industry, the more she realized what she didn’t like about it –…

Ep. 83: Natali Morris talks taking non-linear paths, understanding your assets, and being ready for challenges.

On this episode of Becoming Fearless, meet Natali Morris, a self-proclaimed “Financial Freedom Fighter,” and a speaker, writer, and educator working to empower people to build wealth inside of their family. After becoming a mother and losing her job, Natali decided she needed to do the best she could with the money her family had…

Ep. 82: Annie Spano talks dealing with work bullies by thinking logically, managing perceptions, and becoming an informal leader.

Today on the Becoming Fearless podcast, Annie spends a solo episode discussing something important that has affected her life and the lives of many others: business bullies. As someone who’s dealt with the influence of a work bully in the past, Annie shares her knowledge on how to recognize and defend against toxic people in…

Ep. 81: Marlene Srdic talks accepting failure, being intentional, and learning along the way. 

This week on Becoming Fearless, meet Marlene Srdic, the fashion and lifestyle blogger behind Life with Mar, helping modern moms feel stylish with simple tips and approachable fashion. Marlene also owns her own content marketing agency, Glitz and Grammar. She first started a blog to stay relevant when she was laid off from a job…

Ep. 80: Sheree Frede talks deciding your voice matters, nourishing the right connections, and starting with a dream.

On this episode of the Becoming Fearless podcast, meet Sheree “She She” Frede, a Texas-based blogger and influencer always looking for fresh adventures and new ways to learn and grow. When Sheree first started out, she didn’t even know what a hashtag was. So, she asked one of her grandkids, who gave her the rundown…

Ep. 79: Sabena Suri talks realizing the power of a team, focusing on your strengths, and elevating people’s lives.

Today on Becoming Fearless, meet Sabena Suri, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Box Fox, an LA-based gifting company that lets you send a gift box anywhere in the world. When a friend was hospitalized, Sabena and her co-founders quickly realized that there was a need for an online gifting company that could seamlessly package…

Ep. 78: Shannon Lohr talks transforming lives, learning what works, and creating what you want to create.

On this episode of Becoming Fearless, meet Shannon Lohr, the founder of Factory 45, an online accelerator program that takes sustainable apparel companies from idea to launch. Shannon started building her own sustainable fashion company in 2010, and quickly realized that a lot of hard work goes into sustainable fashion. To make things easier for…

Ep. 36: Lori Riviere talks overcoming work bullies, making sacrifices, and visualizing success.

This week on the Becoming Fearless podcast, meet Lori Riviere, the Founder of the Riviere Agency, a fashion and beauty PR, marketing, and consulting company with offices in NYC, LA, and Miami. While working her full-time job as a lawyer, Lori ran a fashion blog, and eventually began to leverage her blog to begin doing…

Victoria Paniouchkine of The Mr. & Ms. Collection Talks Building A Business With Passion & Creating Lasting Brand Relationships

We love introducing our community to women with big dreams who serve with both purpose and passion. Today on Style Collective, we’re chatting with Victoria Paniouchkine of The Mr. & Ms. Collection about what makes her hustle, the important components of working with brands to build a successful influencer/brand relationship, and the one thing that…

Ep. 35: Lauren McGoodwin talks risk-taking, non-linear careers, and the struggles of entrepreneurship.

This week on the Becoming Fearless podcast, meet Lauren McGoodwin, the Founder and CEO of Career Contessa, a career development platform for women that provides company profiles, downloadable resources, and much more. Lauren’s non-linear career path led her to develop a side hustle, and then to grow that side hustle into a full-time business. Join…

Ep 34: Annie reflects on two years of saying yes to herself, empowering women, and growing Style Collective.

On our first 2018 episode of Becoming Fearless, Annie sits down to talk about the positive changes in her life since she said YES to herself and left her corporate job two years ago. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving, 2015, Annie said goodbye to a toxic work environment and set out on a journey to reclaim…

Ep 33: Ashley Zeal talks staying motivated, being happy in your own skin, and doing what works for you.

Today on Becoming Fearless, Annie chats with Ashley Zeal, one half of the #bossbabe team behind Two Peas in a Prada. Ashley and her partner, Emily, instantly connected over their shared love of fashion and beauty. Emily introduced Ashley to the world of fashion blogs, and in 2014, they launched Two Peas in a Prada.…

Ep 32: Erika talks having integrity, making an impact, and understanding your why.

Today on the Becoming Fearless podcast, Annie sits down with Erika, the podcast host behind Beauty and the Vlog. Erika comes from a business background, first working in commercial real estate, then starting an apparel line with her sister. But Erika had always been interested in interviewing and podcasting. When she discovered the YouTube beauty…