Quit your job and start your own business—it's the dream of two-thirds of all Americans. Cindy Poiesz, our Season 2, Episode 2 guest, is living her dream.
While working in finance in New York, Cindy was determined to eat healthier. During her healthy eating journey, she created her own supersnack, then quickly discovered she wasn’t the only one who craved her creation. With a goal to make healthy products taste great, as well as allow a move closer to her family, Cindy launched Supernola.
Join us as Grit & Gravitas co-hosts Anne Carnathan and Anne Deeter Gallaher sit down with Cindy for a 30-minute crash course on the struggles, joys, and tasty dos (and don'ts) of starting your own business.
From the age of eight, Danielle Breezy knew she wanted to be a meteorologist. She set a goal to be a Chief Meteorologist for a broadcast network by age 40, and through strategic connections, hard work, and a positive attitude, she made her dream a reality at age 31.
Today serving as Nashville WKRN News 2 Chief Meteorologist, Danielle joins Grit & Gravitas hosts Anne Deeter Gallaher and Anne Carnathan virtually from Nashville. Danielle shares her STEM journey, tips for young professionals seeking a career in meteorology, and a few interesting moments from her time on live television. This Season 2 premiere episode is loaded with business vitamins, big energy, and laughs!
Today in the U.S., there are over 11 million job openings. Human resources and hiring departments have been a beehive of activity as the number of individuals reshuffling their careers is at an all-time high. If you're in the market for a career change or a new job, there's never been a better time to aim for your next high gear.
In episode 38 of Grit & Gravitas, co-hosts Anne Carnathan and Anne Deeter Gallaher discuss what it takes for a resume to stand out, what kind of individual they look for (or don't look for) when making a hiring decision, and offer tips to increase your chances of securing your dream job. "Do your research," says Anne Deeter Gallaher.
When we look back on 2020 and the impact COVID-19 had on our world, chaos, fear, and disruption—are words that come to mind. But in many ways, rebirth, innovation, and progress were also planted during those trying times.
In episode 37, co-hosts Anne Deeter Gallaher and Anne Carnathan focus on the business shifts, the move to work-from-home, and the new "rules of engagement" for a more productive, nimble, and progressive business environment.
As one of the world’s top ten business thinkers, Whitney Johnson knows a thing or two about how companies operate. Johnson, who is CEO of Disruption Advisors, has written four books including her most recent title, Smart Growth: How to Grow Your People to Grow Your Company.
In Episode 36, co-hosts Anne Deeter Gallaher and Anne Carnathan virtually welcome Johnson to the #GritandGravitas studio to talk about The Theory of Disruption, post-pandemic distortion, and the S-Curve. Dive into this #highgear episode that will have you charging into your day with newfound energy, optimism, and confidence!
Episode 35 of #GritandGravitas begins with a dose of travel trivia. Did you know? 72% of American women reported that they enjoy traveling alone.
Co-hosts Anne Deeter Gallaher and Anne Carnathan welcome Holly Love to the studio, iHeartMedia Morning Show Producer, Promotions Director, Podcast Host, WHP Harrisburg PA Terrestrial FM Radio Host, and content creator. In addition to being a female powerhouse in a male-domianted industry, Holly is an avid solo traveler. She offered this simple yet mindful business vitamin: "Don't be a tourist." G&G's co-hosts were so intrigued by her independent adventures, they invited her back for a second studio visit to focus on traveling alone as a woman.
Anne Carnathan says it best: "We are 30 minutes of rollick and fun!" Tune in for another round of biz vitamins and good times!
Imagine being in charge of the largest student-run philanthropy IN THE WORLD, managing 16,500 students, and a budget exceeding $13.7 million. Now envision doing that while being a full-time student! The remarkable Kate Colgan, Penn State student and THON 2022 Executive Director, joined co-hosts Anne Deeter Gallaher and Anne Carnathan virtually for episode 34 of Grit & Gravitas to share her experience running this life-saving organization.
In this episode, Kate reveals the inner workings of THON's 46-hour dance marathon to benefit the Four Diamonds Fund to fight childhood cancer. She shares challenges and lessons learned from working 80+ hours a week for a multi-million dollar non-profit while juggling a full-time student workload.
Listen to learn more about THON and Kate's "forest and the trees" #businessvitamin.
After accepting the torch in March 2020, immediately before the worldwide pandemic, Jen Hartmann, Director of Strategic Public Relations for John Deere, learned that her greatest career aspiration would also be her greatest challenge. In episode 33, Jen shares how she learned how to stand on her own and gain company trust when every John Deere factory was in crisis.
"I think you have the coolest job in the world," says Anne Deeter Gallaher and co-host Anne Carnathan when discovering Jen's lifelong goal to work for John Deere, or "Deere" as she refers to it. "You have to start building your pain tolerance," Jen says. Tap into this episode for #highgear stories and #businessvitamins.
Episode 32 closes out a two-part leadership series with co-hosts Anne Deeter Gallaher and Anne Carnathan. The importance of anticipating the unthinkable and preparing for the unknowable--what lies beyond the limits of human experience or understanding--can seem impossible but it's mission-critical.
This 30-minute session offers leaders raw reflection and advice on managing difficult situations--think firing an employee or leaving a position with no idea where and when the next opportunity will arrive. The #businessvitamins are flowing in this episode, so don't miss a moment.
What are the top five decisions on your desk right now? Bosses make decisions. It's their primary function, and if you're the boss, you don't get to escape making the tough calls. In today's Grit & Gravitas episode, co-hosts Anne Carnathan and Anne Deeter Gallaher explore the challenges of being a woman in leadership, making decisions, and why being the boss isn't for everyone.
"When you make a decision, there's going to be somebody who doesn't like it, agree with it, appreciate it, or think it's fair," says Carnathan in Episode 31. "Inherent in each and every one of us--regardless of what anyone says--is the desire to be liked."
In one of their most #highgear podcast interviews ever, co-hosts Anne Deeter Gallaher and Anne Carnathan proudly welcomed ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee to the virtual G&G studio.
Ginger describes her vulnerability in writing and publishing her second and most recent book, "A Little Closer to Home." She shares raw testimony on her journey with mental health, being a wife and mother to two young boys, and how her willingness to "turn inward to find the truth" led her to where she is today--the first female Chief Meteorologist on a major broadcast network and an inspiration to women across the nation.
Through her story, Ginger shares many #businessvitamins including G&G's personal favorite: “I love being uncomfortable because it pushes me to the next place." Grit & Gravitas listeners are in for a real treat. Please tune in now for Episode 30 with the witty, chic, and refreshingly honest Ginger Zee.
Whether she's traveling 35,000 miles in one year as Miss Pennsylvania or relocating from Music City to Washington State as a traveling registered nurse, Kayla Repasky approaches change with enthusiasm and grace.
In Episode 29 of Grit & Gravitas, Anne Carnathan and Anne Deeter Gallaher welcome Kayla virtually to the studio to talk about her varied and unusual experiences--all of which she has accomplished before the age of 26!
After competing five times to at last be crowned Miss Pennsylvania, publishing her children's book "Buddy and the Bully," and choosing to enter the medical field as an RN the same month the COVID-19 pandemic broke, Kayla is a shining example of what it means to be confident in your own skin. Her positivity shines through the screen and offers listeners a dose of #businessvitamins that will leave them inspired for days to come.