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Chasing Dreams Interview Series

Chasing Dreams Interview with Alexis Giostra: Productivity Guru Helping You Work Smarter, Not Harder

September 27, 2017
Productivity Tools Expert Helping You Work Smarter, Not Harder

I’ve always been a believer in working smarter rather than harder, so I’m excited to share today’s interview.

Like many of us, Alexis Giostra started in the corporate world but was craving something more. Not only did she make a plan to exit her corporate job, but she replaced the income she was making in just 6 months!

In this interview, you’ll learn how she got started and how she continues to grow her business.

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Chasing Dreams Interview with Nora Conrad: Productivity Expert for Entrepreneurs

August 30, 2017
Chasing Dreams Interview with Nora Conrad, Organization & Productivity Expert for Entrepreneurs

Do you feel like you’re bombarded daily with subjects like “Reach 6 figures in 2 days!” and “While you’re sleeping I’m hustling to reach my dreams“?

I know I do. And instead of feeling motivated, I’m filled with anxiety and not-good-enough, not-doing-enough dread.

In today’s interview, Nora Conrad is getting real on the two issues we don’t talk about enough as entrepreneurs- money and energy.

Her approach as a productivity expert doesn’t involve learning how to function on 5 hours of sleep or adopting a one-size-fits-all magic formula. Instead, she’s learned how to maximize her own energy and helps clients do the same.

Her honesty around money and burn out are just two of the reasons I couldn’t wait to share her story. I’ve been following Nora for years and know she has a lot to teach us.

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Chasing Dreams Interview with Emily Levenson & Kate Stoltzfus: Empowering Female Entrepreneurs in Pittsburgh

July 10, 2017
empowering female entrepreneurs pittsburgh

As a digital entrepreneur, finding a support system was so much harder than I thought it would be.

Don’t get me wrong- I’ve met tons of amazing people online since I’ve started, and I’ve loved watching them all evolve and grow their businesses.

But finding a local support system has been another story.

I took my SEO & digital marketing business full time in 2012. I had just moved to the panhandle of Florida and didn’t know a soul there. I tried researching local entrepreneur groups, contacted a few local bloggers, went to a Meetup event… but nothing really panned out.

So a few years later when I moved to Pittsburgh, I was excited to try again.  During a late night Google session, I came across Emily Leveson. I saw she was co-founder of a local female entrepreneur group and had also attended The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, so I contacted her immediately. I eventually signed up for the Propelle Rock It! Group and am so thankful I did.

Pittsburgh Propelle Female Entrepreneur Group

First Propelle event I attended in the winter.


I love having a local support system. As much as I love the “digital nomad” lifestyle and have strong introvert tendencies, it can still get lonely!

I’m so excited to share today’s interview with you. Emily and Kate are the founders of Propelle and are both doing amazing things (but I’ll let them fill you in!). They touch on so many of the same ups and downs we all go through as entrepreneurs, from losing clients and dealing with rejection to staying inspired and juggling a variety of exciting projects.

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P.S. Speaking of entrepreneurs, I have a special announcement at the end of this post!

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Chasing Dreams Interview with Ashley Love: From Corporate Employee to Starting a Consulting Business

May 15, 2017
From Corporate Employee to Starting a Consulting Business

“There has to be more…”

How many of us start our entrepreneurial journey with this exact thought? I know I did. And so did today’s interviewee, Ashley Love.

In her 20s, Ashley found herself unhappy in the corporate world and yearned for more. She wanted more creative freedom, more connections with inspiring women, and more joy. She channeled her desires, marketing experience, and extensive education into starting a consulting business.

Despite moments of self-doubt, imposter syndrome and nightmare clients, she’s found a way to keep going. AND she’s sharing the whole stripped-down, ups-and-downs story with us in today’s interview.

As entrepreneurs, whether full-time or side-hustling, it’s so important for us to know we’re not alone in what we feel and experience during this crazy adventure of chasing our dreams.

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Chasing Dreams Interview with Michelle Lewis: Visibility Expert for Female Entrepreneurs

April 26, 2017

People dream of being in show business in Los Angeles, but this entrepreneur knew she was made for more.

Michelle Lewis took her video and acting experience from working on shows like Pretty Little Liars and Chuck and transformed it into a business helping aspiring entrepreneurs get visible.

Find out the #1 focus she recommends for new entrepreneurs, how she handles criticism when being so visible, and so much more.

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Chasing Dreams Interview with Ieva Laicãne: Becoming a Digital Nomad Entrepreneur

April 12, 2017
Becoming a Digital Nomad Entrepreneur

Being a digital nomad is the dream for many of us, right? Traveling the world while you set your own schedule doing what you love… sounds amazing!

Ieva Laicãne started as many creative entrepreneurs do- a million passions but zero idea what to do with them.

She’s now making a living doing what she loves while traveling and setting her own schedule. She recently started The Random Passion Project to help other aspiring digital nomads and entrepreneurs figure out how to get started building a life they love.

I can relate to so many of her answers, from not finishing every new project idea to struggling with motivation during the winter. I have a feeling we’re not alone!

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Chasing Dreams Interview with Kayla Kleinman: Launching Holistic Happenings, a Wellness Events Company

March 15, 2017
Chasing Dreams Interview with Kayla Kleinman: Launching a Wellness Events Business

Kayla Kleinman is a woman of many talents. She’s an actress-turned-marketer, fitness blogger, yoga teacher, and grad student among so much else.

Kayla’s also the co-founder of a new wellness events company in NYC named Holistic Happenings.

She’s navigated her way through a variety of small jobs and exploring her interests in order to start creating a life on her terms, which I know so many of you desire to do.

Find out how chasing her dreams has gained big time attention from companies like Teen Vogue, Arianna Huffington’s new company Thrive Global and Modell‘s.

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Chasing Dreams Interview with Katie Bressack: Becoming a Health + Wellness Coach

February 24, 2017
Katie Bressack Becoming a Successful Wellness Coach

This interview is part of the Chasing Dreams interview series. I’ve interviewed a variety of entrepreneurs and small business owners who have chosen a different path in life in order to go after his or her dream career. Have an entrepreneur in mind you’d like to learn more about? Let me know!

Katie Bressack is a women’s wellness expert based in Los Angeles. She’s been featured by companies like MSNBC, Fox Business, and American Express. Find out what inspired her to become a health coach, and what she’s done to find success in the wellness industry.

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Chasing Dreams Interview with Ashley Beaudin: Fighting Perfectionism with #TheImperfectBoss

January 4, 2017
Ashley Beaudin Chasing Dreams Interview: Fighting Perfectionism for Women Entrepreneurs with The Imperfect Boss Campaign

This interview is part of the Chasing Dreams interview series. I’ve interviewed a variety of entrepreneurs and small business owners who have chosen a different path in life in order to go after his or her dream career. Have an entrepreneur in mind you’d like to learn more about? Let me know!

If you’re reading this post, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of #TheImperfectBoss campaign that’s taken over Instagram more than once. Thousands of women from our community got real and raw in an effort to combat comparison and embrace authenticity.

Ashley Beaudin is the big-hearted visionary behind this movement to free women leaders from the fears and limitations of perfectionism.

See what it takes to lead and empower a tribe of women who want to make a difference.

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Chasing Dreams Interview with Mia Bell: From Med School to Beauty Industry

October 14, 2016
Mia Bell From Med School to Beauty Industry

This interview is part of the Chasing Dreams interview series. I’ve interviewed a variety of entrepreneurs and small business owners who have chosen a different path in life in order to go after his or her dream career. Have an entrepreneur in mind you’d like to learn more about? Let me know!

Mia Bell is an entrepreneur who completely switched paths to pursue her dreams. She was studying to be an eye doctor when a professor unknowingly sparked the flame that would later become her passion and business helping natural, organic beauty and lifestyle brands get their spots on store shelves (and thrive when they get there).

So many of us are afraid to listen to our gut, thinking what we’d love to do is too hard, too late, or too different. But what’s the cost of not trying?

Mia’s story is proof that you can change directions, no matter where you are in the process.

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