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Wonder Podcast: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs to Change the World

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Wonder, a podcast by Entrepreneurs’ Organization (, places women entrepreneurs in conversation with those thought leaders who amaze, astonish and inspire. Each guest shares their own journey with entrepreneur and host, Kalika Yap, giving insight into the ordinary challenges of extraordinary people.

Featured guests include: Lisa Sugar of pop culture hub, PopSugar; Toni Ko, founder of NYX Cosmetics; and Devin Alexander, celebrity chef and nutrition expert on The Biggest Loser. Tune into this podcast to marvel at the meaningful insights of entrepreneurs.

Learn more about Entrepreneurs’ Organization (, the leading peer-to-peer network exclusively for entrepreneurs.
145 Episodes
Tracy Crossley is an author, entrepreneur, podcast host, and behavioral relationship expert. Her book, Overcoming Insecure Attachment, talks about how to take action and stop fear and anxiety from controlling your life. Her specialty is working with individuals with unhealthy dating and relationship patterns as well as those with behavioral issues like insecure attachment. Listen in as Tracy shares her story. From running a marketing agency to becoming a life coach, from working as a psychic to becoming a behavioral relationship expert–Tracy has had quite the journey! Timestamped show notes:01:51 - Origin story 05:48 - Ontological coaching 06:49 - Insecure attachment 10:53 - Improving emotional intelligence 14:32 - Awareness 16:26 - Impostor syndrome 22:31 - Insecurity 26:07 - Advice for women entrepreneurs 34:36 - Patterns 43:39 - Working with Tracy 49:20 - Finding someone 53:07 - Tracy’s podcasts Links: Tracy’s Website: Tracy’s Podcasts: Overcoming Insecure Attachment:  
Chris Krause is the founder of NCSA College Recruiting, an organization dedicated to helping student-athletes achieve their dreams of playing in college. Almost having fallen through the cracks himself and almost missing his chance to play in college, Chris ultimately found himself playing for Vanderbilt University on a full athletic scholarship. However, he saw many of his peers, some better than him, miss their chance at a scholarship. Knowing how difficult the college recruitment process can be, Chris turned his passion for helping student-athletes and founded NCSA. NCSA has been featured in Inc. Magazine as #26 in the Fastest Growing Companies in Education category. Listen in as Chris shares his incredible story and expresses his passion for helping others. Timestamped show notes 01:55 - Blessed 06:40 - 100,000 students with scholarships each year 08:50 - Digital Transformation 11:10 - What sets Chris apart 15:18 - Resilience 19:16 - Giving back 24:01 - Athleadership 29:10 - Teamwork 32:10 - College scholarship advice 38:37 - How it works 42:18 - Attitude 48:54 - Contact info Links: NCSA: Chris’s LinkedIn: Chris’s Email:
Shaun Pennington is an entrepreneur, investor, inventor, father, and soon-to-be certified life coach with the Academy for Coaching Excellence (ACE). Shaun is the CEO of Diamond Mattress, a family-owned bedding producer and supplier in California. With more than 20 years of experience in this industry, Shaun has been recognized as a rising star and leader. He also has three patents and 10 trademarks under his belt. Listen in as Shaun talks about growing business, the importance of coaching, and how he handles the obstacles that are presented in entrepreneurship and in life. Timestamped show notes 01:53 - Maximizing potential 03:34 - Foundations for success 05:22 - Personal compass 06:45 - Academy for Coaching Excellence 07:45 - Resetting 09:52 - Shaun’s Recommended Reading 14:48 - Willingness 16:13 - Shaun’s upcoming plans 18:50 - Mindfulness and meditation 21:24 - Asking for help 26:51 - Advice for entrepreneurs 35:51 - Going through crises 40:06 - Silent retreats 47:36 - Reaching out Links Shaun’s LinkedIn: Diamond Mattress:
Justin Breen is the founder and CEO of BrEpic Communications, a global PR firm that helps highlight businesses through clicky stories and helps clients find the right pitch for media outlets. Justin is also a bestselling author, known for his book “Epic Life: How to Build Collaborative Global Companies While Putting Your Loved Ones First.” With over 20 years of experience in the media business, Justin is truly a PR expert. He is also an expert in personality types and understands deeply what it takes to collaborate with others. Listen in and discover just how uniquely Justin is able to navigate the world of entrepreneurship.  Timestamped show notes 01:59 - Personality types 06:30 - Why write the book? 07:20 - Activate, Maximize, Achieve 10:01 - Justin’s catalyst 11:35 - Journalist to entrepreneur 12:59 - Networker or connector 16:03 - Next for Justin 18:24 - PR Secrets! 21:29 - Trends for 2023 24:46 - Uncertainty and opportunity 26:56 - Some tests to take 32:43 - Basic assumption 34:21 - Justin’s litmus test 43:01 - The Cube, Ladder, Horse Test Links BrEpic: Epic Life: Lumina Spark: PRINT: Ambivert Test:
Elizabeth Yang is the CEO and founder of Yang Law Offices. Elizabeth has been practicing law since 2007 and specializes in IP, patent, copyright, and trademark law. She also has extensive experience in family law issues such as child custody, child support, alimony, asset division, prenups, and postnups. She has been recognized by Reuters as a rising star, ranking her within the top 2.5% of lawyers in California. Elizabeth has also won the Lawyers of Distinction Award, recognizing her as part of the top 10% of lawyers in the entire United States. She is also a bestselling author, known for her works such as The Big Secret and Stress-Free Divorce. Listen in and learn how this electrical engineer and computer science graduate became one of the top lawyers in the country.  Timestamped show notes 03:14 - Raytheon to Bar Exam 05:24 - Social Marriage 07:21 - Avoiding Divorce 10:03 - Picking the right person 14:52 - Challenges 20:06 - Commitment is internal 23:52 - Meditation and compromise 28:36 - Being unflappable 32:39 - Managing people 35:57 - Business Coaches 38:03 - Looking to 2023 46:26 - Motherhood and entrepreneurship 53:20 - Advice for aspiring entrepreneurs Links Yang Law Offices: The Big Secret: Stress-Free Divorce:
Over the past 25 years of his career, Chad has worn many hats. He has worked as an engineer for Boeing, hosted Inside Mighty Machines on National Geographic, and is the founder and CEO of CSQ Properties. Over the last seven years, Chad has built a multi-family and self-storage portfolio of over 85 million through his work in syndication and personal investing. Listen in as Chad shares his insight on real estate investing and how this former engineer entered the world of entrepreneurship.   Timestamped show notes 03:05 - Inside Mighty Machines 04:43 - Real estate and passive income 09:24 - Financial freedom and personal freedom 11:02 - The housing market 17:20 - Leavers and learners 19:35 - What is syndication? 26:11 - Entrepreneurship skills in real estate 32:15 - Honing communication skills 36:19 - Humility 40:10 - Athlete, family man, philanthropist 54:03 - Investing 101 55:15 - Take care of yourself Links CSQ Properties:
Chris Voss is a former FBI hostage negotiator and author of Never Split the Difference, Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It. He has a masterclass on negotiation and is the founder of the Black Swan Group, which helps train people in the art of negotiation. Listen in as Chris shares important skills he’s learned in his 24 years as a hostage negotiator.  Timestamped show notes 02:08 - Chris’s introduction 03:39 - Empathetic and strategic 07:34 - Staying calm 13:27 - Weird numbers 15:43 - Emotional intelligence 23:52 - Advanced training 33:27 - Listening skills 38:24 - Intergenerational communication 40:36 - Negotiation during COVID 46:19 - Women’s negotiation 51:52 - Training Resources Links Black Swan:
Nanxi Liu is the co-founder and CEO of Blaze, an AI-driven platform that allows teams to build software and web applications without the need to write code. Before starting Blaze, she was also the CEO and co-founder of Enplug, a leading global digital signage software company that she led from its inception to its acquisition by Spectrio in 2021. She has been in Forbes 30 Under 30 and is also an award-winning Emmy producer for Amazon TV’s “The Bay.” Listen in! Timestamped show notes 01:45 - Origin story 03:27 - Contributing back 05:23 - Emmy Award winner 07:56 - XFactor Ventures 10:39 - Investing in women founders 12:11 - Music and business 15:26 - Co-founders and marriage 22:41 - Lessons learned 27:51 - Aligning core values 29:34 - Mergers and acquisitions 35:51 - Daily routine 39:52 - Recommended reading 43:08 - Advice for women entrepreneurs 49:34 - Looking to 2023 Links Nanxi Liu: Blaze: XFactor Ventures:
Rochelle Carrington is the president and CEO of Bulletproof Management Inc. She has over 30 years of experience in coaching, sales, and management. In this podcast, she talks about “Emotional Blueprinting,” a process in which you eliminate your limiting beliefs and rewire your mind for success. Listen in as Rochelle talks about the techniques used in this 90-day protocol! Timestamped show notes 01:31 - What is emotional blueprinting? 07:16 - Neuro-linguistic programming and emotional blueprinting 12:41 - Diving into this work 14:31 - Bulletproof Management 17:32 - It’s not talk therapy 20:20 - Focus on what you want 24:40 - Daily routines 28:25 - Holding up with habits 35:56 - Habits during COVID 38:15 - Current reading 40:12 - Enneagrams & other assessments 46:20 - Looking forward to 2023 48:27 - Working with her kids 51:47 - Getting in touch Links Rochelle’s LinkedIn: Emotional Blueprinting:
Marissa Levin is the founder of i5 Conscious Leadership. She’s an ICF-certified coach, speaker, author, and 30-year entrepreneur. She has been recognized as one of the top 200 biggest voices of leadership globally for 2023. Her goal is to catalyze leaders and organizations to “achieve their highest potential through conscious transformation.” Listen in as Marissa shares her insights on what has made her journey so successful.  Timestamped show notes 01:38 - Marissa’s Journey 04:54 - Balancing act 06:36 - Certified coach 08:07 - Conscious leadership 14:26 - New book! 17:16 - Award winner 18:43 - Empathy 21:02 - Enneagram types 22:19 - Looking to 2023 23:34 - 30-year entrepreneurial journey 25:52 - Daily routine 29:42 - Cleaning your energy 34:34 - i5 Conscious Leadership Links i5 Conscious Leadership: Marissa’s LinkedIn:
Young Chang is the president of A-Sha Foods USA. He and his business partner come from very different worlds, with Young coming from tech and his partner coming from real estate. Despite this odd foundation, they were able to build A-Sha Foods into the successful business that it is today. Listen in as Young Chang shares his story. Timestamped show notes 01:20 - The origin story 02:31 - Meeting his business partner 05:10 - What makes A-Sha’s noodles special 08:47 - Setting themselves apart 10:57 - Collabs with other companies 15:58 - Going from corporate to entrepreneur  17:43 - What makes a great entrepreneur 23:18 - Work smart, not hard 26:41 - Reaching out for help 30:07 - Tackling the recession 32:55 - Keeping sane 34:51 - A typical day 35:55 - Letting people go 39:03 - Giving back as an entrepreneur 41:38 - Advice for the next generation 42:46 - Target audience Links A-Sha:
Dr. Daniel Kelly is a board-certified neurosurgeon and one of the four founders of Pacific Neuroscience Institute (PNI). Dr. Kelly is one of the top neurosurgeons in the US, having been awarded the Southern California SuperDoctors distinction 15 years in a row as well as the Patient’s Choice Award. He is also known for his focus and expertise on minimally invasive surgery for brain, pituitary, and skull-base tumors. Listen in as Dr. Kelly shares his experience of being in the medical field while also running a successful business with PNI.  Timestamped show notes 02:00 - Physician to entrepreneur 05:50 - Explosive growth 09:47 - Trust 13:20 - Mental health during COVID 15:10 - Habits for juggling multiple roles 20:02 - Wide reach 22:05 - Looking forward to 2023 23:20 - The TRIP Program 29:29 - Advice for entrepreneurs Links Pacific Neuroscience Institute: Dr. Kelly:
Jessica Chang is the co-founder and CEO of WeeCare, the largest network of small childcare providers in the United States that’s dedicated to bringing affordable childcare to all families. In her early career, Jessica saw that many working families had inadequate access to childcare. Jessica herself experienced it firsthand when she couldn’t return to work due to a lack of access. This spurred her to take a closer look at the childcare industry. Ultimately, she came to the realization that the supply of adequate childcare services simply did not meet the overwhelming demand. WeeCare is her solution to this ongoing issue–it allows parents to find care and manage that care experience. Parents can receive photos, set up payments, and overall receive a better childcare experience than what normally would be available. WeeCare has been featured in Inc’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in 2022. Listen in as Jessica shares her story. Timestamped show notes 01:52 - Jessica’s Journey 04:21 - Struggling to find available childcare 06:35 - Starting WeeCare 09:43 - The Process 13:01 - Raising capital 19:06 - Trust plays an integral part in this business 20:33 - Celebrating losses as learning opportunities 24:38 - Finding a team 27:57 - Growing sales 34:14 - Investor backing 36:30 - Communication skills 37:27 - Advice for aspiring entrepreneurs 38:38 - Looking forward 43:32 - What does her typical day look like Links WeeCare:
Trent Clark, is the founder of Athletic Influencer Marketing and Leadershipity. He’s a keynote speaker, facilitator, advisor, and former MLB World Series Champion with three World Series appearances as a coach. He also hosts the podcast, Winners Find a Way. With vast experience coaching others, Trent’s goal is to empower people to reach their goals through leadership and team development. Listen in as Trent shares his incredible journey. Timestamped show notes 02:19 - Starting his journey 04:24 - Becoming an athlete 07:53 - Unflappable spirit 11:01 - It’s a tough room 13:49 - Entrepreneurs raising athletes 20:19 - Commitment, consistency, and confidence 27:12 - Coaching others 33:12 - Continuing to get better 36:03 - Advice for entrepreneurs 45:15 - Importance of mentorship Links Trent’s LinkedIn: Athletic Influencer Marketing: Leadershipity:
Laurie Shiers is the founder of Brainchild Coaching. While working as a copywriter for ad agencies, Laurie longed to create a bigger impact on people one-on-one. As a lover of the creative process, Laurie wanted to help people use creativity in their business and improve their lives. Listen in as Laurie shares insight on bringing mindfulness and creativity together. She shares tips and tricks on incorporating mindfulness, breaking through emotional blocks, and improving your business through creativity. Timestamped show notes 01:30 - Starting Brainchild Coaching 02:23 - Opening your mind exercise 08:58 - Creating an open environment 11:56 - Working with clients 15:55 - Being consistent 20:16 - Creativity growing up 25:48 - 2022 and beyond 26:19 - Multitasking mother, wife, and entrepreneur 28:15 - Mindfulness routines 29:22 - Journaling 32:27 - Sneak peek of Laurie’s novel 33:17 - Creative projects  Links Laurie’s Website:
Julie Cantor, MD | JD, is the founder of the Harlen Collection, a line of women’s handbags that are functional in the extreme, exquisitely crafted, and thoroughly modern. The Harlen Collection is a collaboration of artists, artisans, and designers from Los Angeles, New York, Florence, and Milan. Dr. Julie Cantor is also a practicing litigator whose focus is on protecting civil rights. She has practiced with two elite firms for the better part of 15 years and has taught her seminar, Reproductive Rights, Medical Ethics & the Law at the UCLA School of Law. She has been featured in the New England Journal of Medicine and the NBC News THINK platform. Listen in as Dr. Julie Cantor talks about protecting civil rights and how to make a difference as an entrepreneur. Timestamped show notes 03:49 - Entrepreneurial journey 12:35 - Distinguishing yourself 17:33 - Roe v Wade 27:40 - Working twice as hard to get half as far 29:46 - “A dissent is an appeal to the intelligence of a future day.” 35:34 - What can people do? 36:26 - Activism 45:56 - The universe bends toward justice 51:28 - Inspiring women Links The Harlen Collection: Dr. Julie Cantor’s Website:
Efrat LaMandre, FNP, PhD is a medical entrepreneur, author, and the founder of EG Healthcare. Based in Staten Island in New York, Dr. E’s goal with EG Healthcare is to change how healthcare is delivered and focuses on patient empowerment. Her practice prides itself on being LGBTQ-friendly and providing transgender healthcare. She is also the first Nurse Practitioner in Staten Island to own a medical practice autonomously. Listen in as Dr. E shares her experience as a medical entrepreneur and how she works to deliver higher standards of healthcare to her patients. Timestamped show notes 02:00 - Being a medical entrepreneur 07:41 - Taking small sweet steps 11:41 - Importance of mental health 14:08 - Efrat shares her origin story 27:42 - Change vs transformation 29:35 - Efrat’s daily routine 33:03 - Internal order 39:10 - There is no “magic pill” 40:50 - Changing your environment 44:50 - It’s NOT In Your Head 49:31 - Struggles and successes Links Efrat’s Book, It’s NOT In Your Head: The Knew Method:
Satish Sharma is the founder of Unyscape, a digital agency focusing on design, products, advertising, and analytics. In this episode, Satish talks about the importance of good search engine optimization (SEO) and understanding analytics. Satish shares a few tips for aspiring entrepreneurs in getting themselves and their content out there. Learn about widely available tools that you can use in improving your online presence and growing your business. Timestamped show notes 01:34 - Starting on their own 05:13 - Analytics is the foundation of everything 07:07 - Improving your business 13:20 - YouTube is now a discovery engine 15:57 - Unlocking possibilities can only happen by creating more content 17:01 - Consistency is key 18:29 - Satish’s first video 21:09 - How his friend built a $50 million company on YouTube 23:00 - If the content is right, you won't have to spend so much time editing 24:39 - Know what people are looking for 25:37 - Google is your friend to find the right content you can create 27:02 - Ask for help! 30:45 - When you only talk to people about business, they don't give you business. Share your story! 32:45 - Understanding pricing 35:39 - Answer questions on Quora through your content 38:19 - Know your customer, know your customer’s customer 38:31 - Additional tools: Semrush, AnswerThePublic 42:06 - Advice for recession 46:26 - Host your own content! 47:56 - You don't have to be on all platforms but create content on where your customer is Links Satish’s LinkedIn: Unyscape:
Jaclyn Johnson is the Founder of Create and Cultivate, (the pop culture phenomenon for millennial women) New Money Ventures, and Maie. She is a self-funded serial entrepreneur with two multimillion-dollar exits under her belt. New Money Ventures is a venture capital firm and brand incubator whose mission is to fund and mentor the next generation of female-led brands. Maie is Jaclyn’s latest endeavor, a “re-imagined wine club experience.” Maie is female-led and “built to bring a beautiful glass of wine to you, by the bottle.” Listen in as Jaclyn shares her experience as a self-funded serial entrepreneur, how she got started, and insight into today’s current trends. For a limited time, use code PODCAST10 to get 10% off Maie wines! Timestamped show notes 01:44 - Origin story 04:17 - Overcoming challenges 05:05 - Create & Cultivate 07:28 - Importance of branding 13:32 - Change in 2022 17:34 - Leveraging Intro  18:28 - Mentorship 21:36 - Choosing companies 23:12 - Focusing on women-led businesses 26:07 - Current trends 28:14 - Advice for upcoming entrepreneurs 29:20 - Her self-care routine in the pandemic times 30:29 - The New York experience 35:20 - Introducing Maie 40:37 - Maneuvering through 2020 LinksJaclyn's website: Create and Cultivate: Maie: New Money Ventures: CorporateNatalie on TikTok:
For the last 20 years, Dr. Rosalyn Morrell has been recognized by her patients and peers as one of the best board-certified radiation oncologists in the Los Angeles area. She’s the founder of Centerpoint Radiation Oncology, a private, modern, state-of-the-art cancer care clinic in Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Morell is committed to providing the highest quality care with compassion, communication, and connection. She is also the host of the Cancer from A to Z podcast. Listen in! Timestamped show notes 02:19 - Why she wanted to become a physician 03:11 - Medical school journey 07:18 - Creating a culture at Centerpoint 09:58 - Why stress can contribute to cancer 14:19 - Preventing prostate cancer 21:58 - Why people may get scared of getting screened for cancer 23:53 - Cancer prevention with nutrition 32:25 - Getting into a healthy mindset 35:06 - Food deserts 38:49 - Drink more water! 41:47 - Minimizing stress 47:31 - Cancer from A to Z 51:05 - Prioritizing time 53:59 - How your body can better respond to treatment 54:15 - Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Links Centerpoint Radiation Oncology: Cancer from A to Z Podcast:
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