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Coffee & Hustle Podcast

A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which Coffee & Hustle is all about. There are no quick fixes here. Instead, good old-fashioned sound business advice sprinkled with tough love and southern hospitality, courtesy of Carla Stiles, podcast host and owner of Designedbycarla. We fill your cup with candid conversations featuring other successful business owners and tips and tricks on connecting you in the best position to succeed online.

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Become an Emotional Investor, Not an Emotional Spender
Investing in your emotional well-being is crucial for a fulfilling life. Instead of impulsively spending your emotions, learn to invest them wisely. By doing so, you can achieve long-lasting emotional stability. Discover your path to lasting emotional well-being and take control of your life today by becoming an emotional investor, not an emotional spender.Before introducing herself, Sarah Gwin with Huntsville Integrative Therapy said she understands that many physical and emotional experiences are interconnected. She believes in a holistic approach to wellness and works with her clients to develop a deeper understanding of their bodies and minds. Through this process, she helps clients develop tools to manage stress and other challenges that can impact daily life."Hello and welcome to the Coffee & Hustle podcast. Today, my guest is Sarah Gwin with Huntsville Integrative Therapy."While working with couples, Sarah builds emotional equity by helping partners communicate more effectively and build a deeper connection. Sarah helps clients create a foundation of trust and respect that can withstand the ups and downs of life. Her approach is grounded in compassion and empathy. She believes that everyone has the potential to grow and heal, and her coaching can be a powerful tool for transformation. Whether working with individuals or couples, Sarah is committed to helping her clients live their best lives.Sarah specializes in working with clients as they navigate their nervous systems to strengthen their minds, bodies, and hearts. How do our physical and emotional experiences interconnect?According to the APA, adults aged 18 to 34 reported the highest rate of mental illnesses at 50% in 2023. Adults aged 35 to 44 also experienced the highest increase in mental health diagnoses, from 31% in 2019 to 45% in 2023.When people funnel their emotional energy into anything over a sustained period, they make an "emotional investment." Becoming a wise emotional investor involves three steps: finding one's purpose, dedicating time and emotional resources, and constantly experimenting and evaluating. Spending time with the right people can help someone make better emotional investments.Thank you for joining our program. Find your path to lasting emotional well-being.Support the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
52:44 2/13/24
Trusting The Marketing Expert
Welcome to the Coffee & Hustle podcast with Carla Stiles of Designedbycarla. Today, we have a special guest, Kanique Mighty-Nugent, owner of Komposition. In this episode, we will discuss the significance of trusting marketing experts and allowing them to do their job. While many people try to save money by taking marketing matters into their own hands, they often need help in the ever-changing industry.During the podcast, Kanique will share her experience working in a male-dominated industry as a young female and transitioning to a website designer. We will discuss how clients can educate themselves on their marketing needs and still trust their experts to do their job. We will also discuss how to find the perfect match between a client and their marketing expert and why it is crucial to focus on what works instead of getting caught up in the latest trends.Additionally, Kanique will be sharing her journey on how she ventured into website programming and established a company that offers comprehensive services for online web presence and live video strategy. We will also discuss how she balances her roles as a mother and a business owner, the significance of taking time for oneself, and why it's crucial to expand while maintaining control.Based in Huntsville, Alabama, our primary focus is to fulfill the visual needs of our clients through creatively composed elements, which we achieve through our two main components: online web presence and live video strategy.Lastly, Kanique will give our audience a quick shoutout on how to find her and connect with her.We're delighted to have Kanique Mighty-Nugent, owner of  Komposition, as our guest today on the Coffee & Hustle podcast.Support the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
51:10 12/10/23
Transforming Women’s Healthcare
Welcome to the Coffee & Hustle podcast. Today, we will discuss Transforming Women's Healthcare with Adrienne Garbarino, a Huntsville native who graduated from Sparkman High School in 2003. After completing her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing at Auburn University, she completed her Master's in Nursing at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. After ten years in Atlanta, she moved back to Huntsville in 2020 with her husband, Patrick, and son, Noah. We will discuss Adrienne's journey from nursing to self-care and her business, Cove Telehealth. Cove Telehealth helps women in Alabama aged 19-64 balance their hormones and thyroid using safe and effective prescription medications, supplements, and lifestyle changes. They combine conventional medical prescriptions with functional medicine supplements and lifestyle changes to create a customized treatment plan for each patient. Adrienne has been through a personal journey to diagnose and improve her own thyroid and hormone imbalances. She is thrilled to share all she has learned to help women feel their best. An estimated 80% of women suffer from some hormone imbalance. Some warning signs include irregular menstrual cycles, infertility, hot flashes and night sweats, persistent weight gain, and fatigue. Cove Telehealth provides Specialty and Primary Care for Women, focusing on Thyroid, Hormone, Weight Management, and Preventive Care. They offer a holistic approach to hormone imbalance and aim to help women of all ages improve their quality of life. We also discuss how hormonal imbalances can affect younger women, causing symptoms such as acne, mood swings, and difficulty sleeping. Several factors, such as stress, poor diet, and certain medications, can trigger hormonal imbalances.Hormonal imbalances can also occur during natural cycles in your life, like puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. At Cove Telehealth, they help women balance estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone using prescription bio-identical hormones and quality supplements. They can help with many hormonal conditions, including Menopause, Perimenopause, PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder), PMS (premenstrual syndrome), and Adrenal fatigue. Adrienne is an active member of local professional organizations, including the Women for Economic Development Council (WEDC) and The Catalyst Center. She also mentors college students through the WEDC Foundation. If you want to connect with Adrienne and learn more about Cove Telehealth, visit their website or follow them on social media. Thank you, Adrienne, for joining us on the Coffee & Hustle podcast.Support the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
45:10 11/9/23
The Art of Harmonizing Life and Business for Success
Welcome to Coffee & Hustle with Carla Stiles of Designedbycarla, featuring Erica DeSpain to discuss "The Art of Harmonizing Life and Business for Success."Work-Life Balance Strategies for Female EntrepreneursYou are a role model in the community for discussing how to find balance in today's business world. I know you keep a tight and organized schedule, so how do you manage interruptions? Can you share your daily routine and tips for balancing a business with motherhood? Time is everything!Here are some tips to help you manage your time and achieve a work-life balance:- Be intentional with your time: Set aside time to sit down and evaluate your schedule. Figure out what’s working and what isn’t. Have things changed over the past few months? What should you do differently? This approach to scheduling will help you remain focused on work-life balance, keeping you productive at work and present at home. I set aside one day a week when I don’t take meetings, and that day is entirely devoted to focusing on my own projects.- Know when to say yes - and no: Being an entrepreneur doesn’t mean you have to do it all. With all the responsibilities of being a female entrepreneur, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Accepting help isn’t a sign of weakness or failure; instead, it’s vital to achieving the work-life balance many seek. Say “yes” to help when you need it.- Stop comparing: In the age of social media, it’s far too easy to compare yourself to others. You might see a mother who seems to be doing everything with her children while running her own business. What is her secret? Does she know something you don’t? Is she doing something different or better than you are? Remember that each person’s experience as an entrepreneur is different, and everyone encounters their own unique challenges.In the Coffee & Hustle podcast, Erica from All Things Madison shares her experience as an entrepreneur and how she turned her dream into a reality. She talks about her passion for incorporating the advertising and information people need to know in her platform. Erica also answers rapid-fire questions about her personal life and gives a shoutout on finding and connecting with her.Support the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
47:37 10/13/23
The Man Behind the Podcast
Meet our guest: Our Town w/ Troy Bye.Troy established the WL Media Group in 2012, a production company for various media types. Under his leadership, one of the company's brands, the WL SportsNet, thrived and became a prosperous business. Troy was among the early adopters of live stream production and podcasting, which are now widely popular.M. Troy Bye hosts the Our Town podcast in Huntsville. It features guests from various fields, such as business, sports, entertainment, education, and arts. The podcast mainly focuses on living and working in Huntsville. The show is filmed using a three-camera setup and professional audio, and it is available in both video and audio formats.Troy and his family recently moved to Huntsville from Virginia and have almost fallen in love with everything the city offers. Troy named the podcast “Our Town” to showcase his excitement and commitment to his new hometown.Watch and listen to our podcast, Coffee & Hustle!#ourtown #podcasters #coffeeandhustle #huntsvilleSupport the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
33:03 9/26/23
Practical Lessons In Leadership
Welcome to Coffee & Hustle. Today, we will be discussing practical lessons in leadership. I am pleased to introduce Greg Taylor, the author of "Find Your Winning Edge" and the host of "The Leadership Factory Podcast". With over 35 years of experience in corporate and personal leadership, Greg is passionate about empowering individuals to reach their full potential. His mission is to create more inspirational leaders who motivate others to embark on journeys they wouldn't take alone.We will talk about inspiring growth, lifelong learning, embracing failure, and having honest conversations. As leaders, we must learn these lessons and listen better to stay in tune. Sometimes, we must self-reflect to understand what's happening within our business and make necessary changes.Failure is an inevitable part of any business, and accepting it as an opportunity for growth is crucial. We must learn to change and become stronger leaders without losing ourselves. A boss and a leader are significantly different, and we must change our mindset to become better leaders. Keeping skilled workers happy is also essential for any business's growth.According to a recent study, the average person will switch careers 3-7 times over their working lives. With the ever-increasing variety of employment options, 30% of the workforce will change vocations or jobs every 12 months, and 32% of those aged 25 to 44.Greg Taylor is a transformative leader who empowers individuals to reach their full potential. Through his work, he aims to help people learn from their experiences, inspire themselves, and create profound, lasting change that positively impacts everyone around them. The ultimate goal is to create more inspirational leaders who inspire others to take a journey they will not take alone.Thank you for listening to today's episode of practical lessons in leadership on the Coffee & Hustle podcast. See you next time.Support the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
46:59 9/5/23
The Good, Bad, and Ugly of AI
Hosted by Peyton Guy and his guest Carla Stiles. We discussed The Good, Bad, and Ugly of AI in our DiNiche podcast on Coffee & Hustle. What are the common fears and misconceptions about AI and its potential to harm humans? Before we proceed, let's take a moment to understand the broad definition of AI by referring to Britannica."It's artificial intelligence (AI), the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings. The term is frequently applied to the project of developing systems endowed with the intellectual processes characteristic of humans, such as the ability to reason, discover meaning, generalize, or learn from past experience."If you have followed the evolution of computer development, you know that computers were initially designed to solve complex mathematical problems. From playing chess and solving mathematical theorems in the 1940s, and from there, programmers developed advanced software for medical diagnosis, voice and handwriting recognition, and search engines.https://www.britannica.com/technology/artificial-intelligenceIn fair discussion, AI comes in two types: narrow and general. Narrow AI is programmed for specific tasks, while general AI can do any task and is highly sophisticated and emotionally expressive. We can dissect this into other articles, but let's review the positive and negative Artificial Intelligence. As programmers, we comprehend programming with C++ or Python on specific platforms and their evolution.Looking at the transformations and risks of AI can be daunting. We are already seeing how quickly content, programs, and creative restrictions are being replaced. Questions about what constitutes human and non-human are arising, as seen in the media through writer strikes. Jason Sudeikis, Susan Sarandon, and numerous other actors have joined screenwriters in Hollywood's biggest strike in over 60 years. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-66205719Privacy Risks and Investigations AI's potential violation of privacy and infringement on individuals' rights and freedoms is a major concern due to its lack of transparency in data sources and how it arrives at conclusions. Additionally, the collection and storage of personal information pose a significant privacy risk, and the threat of cyberattacks from hackers creates further volatility and security issues. But moreover, we will discuss creativity and critical thinking and its effects on individuals aware of what this will do now and in the future. We need to remember this is a machine-driven program, and the task you assign it, AI will perform, but you can't replace the human aspects in your style of business or brand voice. So you can control the use of AI or let AI drive your business, but what fun would that be? We are not perfect, and it should be ok to make mistaks without a machine to figure it out all the time. You are in control and not the machine. Support the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
45:42 7/12/23
The Importance of Small Businesses' Power
Meet Mike Maynard, Napier's tech enthusiast and owner with over 20 years of experience directing PR and marketing programs for various tech clients. He offers a rare combination of technical and marketing expertise and loves to engage in conversations about the latest advancements in the industry. Welcome to the Coffee & Hustle podcast, Mike. We are in different time zones, so what time is it over in your area? Let's talk tech and give our audience some insights into Napier. Napier has offices across the UK and in America's San Francisco Bay Area. The company won the PR Agency of the Year at the Instrumentation Excellence Awards 2022 and received highly commended for the Most Outstanding PR Agency at the Electronics Industry Awards 2022. Napier has also been named a Rising Star agency in the B2B Marketing UK Agencies Benchmarking Report 2021. Today, our topic is the importance of small businesses' power. Small companies comprise more than 50 percent of the employed population, making them the backbone of the American economy. They provide vital services and products to local communities and support them by creating jobs and strengthening the local economy. Shopping at small businesses can positively impact our communities and contribute to their growth and success. To help small businesses grow in their marketing, you can turn your employees into brand ambassadors, use social media to increase your online footprint, measure what works and refine as you grow your business, manage SEO, and expand the content. Thank you for sharing your knowledge on today's topic, Mike. And thank you for listening to today's Coffee & Hustle podcast episode. See you next time.Support the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
45:57 6/19/23
Shifting Your Thinking from Price to Value
Lisa J. Smith, the CEO, and founder of SMITH Co., a sales consulting firm focused on modern midsize B2B businesses, is joining us today to review and discuss Shifting Your Thinking from Price to Value. Hello, and welcome to the Coffee & Hustle podcast.Can you share your experience and background with Smithco with our audience? Our topic for today is shifting your focus from price to value for your business. Would you say this approach is beneficial even for a new business? And how can you apply this concept if you're already established in your industry? It's worth noting that the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that 1 in 5 U.S. businesses fail within their first year. Can you discuss the advantages of value-based pricing?As a business owner, it's crucial to establish your brand and vision. However, it's equally, if not more important, to view your business from your customer's perspective.What is a good value pricing strategy? It's when businesses offer products or services at reasonable prices, providing customers with the best value for their money. This approach combines quality and affordability, making it appealing to cost-conscious consumers.Which is more critical: value or price? How can you demonstrate your value to customers? It's essential to evaluate your pricing value regularly. You must shift your business mindset to focus on value instead of price. How can you convince your clients to do so?How do you know if you're undervaluing your products or services? In my experience, small and medium-sized businesses often concentrate on the perceived benefits of value and pricing their products or services lower than their competitors.When using three modes of persuasion, what are they? Ethos involves demonstrating that your business is credible, reliable, and relevant. Pathos inspires an emotional response, whether positive or negative. Logos is the logical reasoning of why a consumer should choose your company.In my opinion, balance is crucial. If a customer perceives a product or service as invaluable, then purchases based solely on having a quality product at the lowest price become infrequent.Thank you for sharing your knowledge on this topic and for tuning in to today's episode of Shifting Your Thinking from Price to Value on the Coffee & Hustle podcast. See you next time.Support the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
45:11 6/7/23
Series 001: Power Talk Series is a Coffee & Hustle Podcast
Hear from the experts, Maria, Lori, and myself (Carla), with roundtable discussions on insights, knowledge, and the ability to push forward personally and professionally. Do you feel stuck in your career and need help finding a way to advance? Three powerful and #successfulwomen lead this series in different industries.  We are helping you find the motivation and skills to take your career to the next level. Power Talk: Advancing Your Career, One Conversation at a Time, and transforms your Inspiration so you can focus on the next steps in your life. Welcome to Power Talk!Support the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
42:20 4/23/23
Story Behind Your Success with Dr. Patricia G. Sims
I’m Carla Stiles with the Coffee & Hustle Podcast, and I’ve always wanted to share stories and have candid conversations featuring other successful business owners and community leaders. Because everyone loves a great success story, but only some hear the journey. One of the best ways to find role models who inspire you is to think about the people who have positively impacted your life. And today, I would like to discuss the Story Behind Your Success with Dr. Patricia G. Sims, President of Drake State Community and Technical College here in Huntsville. She is a spirit of excellence and knowledge and has led the charge for Drake State to expand partnerships with businesses and industries, create new opportunities and pathways for students, and work to increase resources to support student achievement. Welcome to our podcast, and take time out of your business schedule today to listen to her inspiring story. Support the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
36:14 2/21/23
Director of Operations with Joe Ajdarodini
In this episode, you'll learn how Joseph Ajdarodini went from bodybuilding to finding his niche in Muscled of Movers. He took a small idea, created his entrepreneurship, and built his business here in Huntsville for nine years. "Hello and welcome to the Coffee & Hustle podcast; this is the episode we will talk about the Director of Operations.I'm Carla with Designedbycarla, and joining me in this podcast discussion is Joseph Ajdarodini, Director of Operations of Muscled Up Movers.We talked about his entrepreneurship and the path that led him here today. How a few of his friends from the gym got together and moved some of his items and then started moving others on the weekends to make extra money. That's when the idea of Muscle of Movers was created. Joe started as a mortgage banker for 16 years and a realtor for nine years. And why did he get out of Real Estate? Then started sweetheart cleaners nine years and owned a few gyms. One thing led to another, and you created your business.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
39:41 12/27/22
Facing Your Fears In Business
In Today’s Coffee & Hustle, we discuss practical tips, the fears of losing clients, and the pressures to bring in continuous work. Taking risks in the unknown is scary because you never know how things will turn out. While it may result in success, it might also fail. Joining me in this discussion is Laura Terrell, an executive coach with over twenty-five years of experience as a legal and business leader. She offers an insider’s perspective for business, legal and corporate professionals.Hello and welcome to our Coffee & Hustle podcast; In today’s episode, we review practical tips to deal with the real fears of losing clients, your business, and the pressure to continually bring in more work.I’m Carla with Designedbycarla, and joining this podcast conversation is Laura Terrell, an executive coach with over twenty-five years of experience as a legal and business leader.  She offers an insider’s perspective for business, legal and corporate professionals, working to help her clients to improve and achieve success in their work lives. Before coaching, she was a Special Assistant to the President at the White House, a senior-level appointee at the U.S. Department of Justice, an equity partner in two large, global law firms, and in-house counsel at a publicly traded company.  Laura has also led and managed teams of people across multiple countries, serving as a top advisor to many Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies. Partnering with her clients, she enjoys helping them reach their goals and build career confidence. Learn more about Laura and follow her blog at www.lauraterrell.com.Support the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
66:51 12/26/22
The Impostor Phenomenon
Why do I feel like a fake?These kinds of feelings are shared. They affect 70% of us at some point in our lives. When these feelings of doubt are persistent and pervasive, they could signify a condition called impostor syndrome. It's also known as the impostor phenomenon, fraud syndrome, perceived fraudulence, or impostor experience."Hello and welcome to the Coffee & Hustle podcast; this episode discusses "The Impostor Phenomenon."Everyone will feel like an imposter at some point in their lives.I'm Carla with Designedbycarla, and joining this podcast discussion is Michelle Nash, the Director Of Organizational and People Development.In today's topic, we are discussing. Imposter SyndromeImposter syndrome is the experience of feeling like a phony—you feel as though at any moment you are going to be found out as a fraud—like you don't belong where you are, and you only got there through dumb luck.Imposter syndrome, also called perceived fraudulence, involves feelings of self-doubt and personal incompetence that persist despite your education, experience, and accomplishments. To counter these feelings, you might work harder and hold yourself to higher standards.Some of the questions that we discussed in the Coffee & Hustle Podcast:The Impostor Syndrome - How to Identify and Deal with it!Part 1: What is the Impostor Syndrome?Part 2: The Causes of the Impostor SyndromePart 3: How to Identify an Impostor Syndrome Victim & What They FeelPart 4: Dealing with Impostor Syndrome Meet Michelle NashMichelle Nash is the Director Of Organizational and People DevelopmentMichelle leads the Organizational Development Division at PZI® International.  She is certified in Insights Discovery ® MBTI ® Blanchard ®, and TKI ®.  Additionally, Michelle is a John Maxwell Coach.  Her years of experience in Communications, Development, and Team Effectiveness ensure that the PZI® team is running smoothly and that all of our client deliverables have the same effectiveness.Support the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
24:44 11/23/22
The Impact of Your Health and Wellness
Alison Stann, a Health and Wellness Coach in Huntsville, Alabama, is joining this podcast discussion. The five main aspects of personal health: physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and intellectual. We review the top factors that affect us the most.Alison Stann has a Master’s in Biology along with 20 years of experience as a biology instructor. She has worked with hundreds of Health and Wellness clients who have had positive results following her personalized nutrition approach. Her program helps clients see significant results within 1-2 weeks. “Hello and welcome to the Coffee & Hustle podcast; in this episode, we discuss The Impact of Your Health and Wellness in today's society.”I’m Carla with Designedbycarla, and joining me today on today’s podcast is Alison Stann, a Health and Wellness Coach in Huntsville. Alison Stann has a Master’s in Biology along with 20 years of experience as a biology instructor. She transitioned from teaching Biology, Environmental, Earth, and Space Science Teacher for over 12 years to a full-time entrepreneur. What is the definition of Health and Wellness: In understanding the difference between health and wellness, in short, health is a state of being, whereas wellness is the state of living a healthy lifestyle (3). Health refers to physical, mental, and social well-being; wellness aims to enhance well-being.What factors affect us the most today? Stress - 29%, Anxiety - 22%, Sleep Difficulties - 19%, Depression - 15%, and Work at 10%. Physical Health Taking care of your physical health will benefit not only your body but also your mind! By focusing on eating a diet full of nutritious and colorful foods and getting enough physical activity each week, you’ll be on your way to peak physical What foods help us with our Physical Health? I have seen several postings on gut-brain connections (Can you explain what this is). How do we prevent chronic diseases? Or improve it? 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease can make those lifestyle changes?  How do we improve our mental well-being?Create habits that promote emotional and mental well-being to live a healthier and happier life. How long does it take to create these habits?  Do you teach you how to approach health from a holistic perspective and find the diet and lifestyle that works for you – what we call bio-individuality?  What is the DNA in Health? The testing can include different types of tests. For example, some can diagnose certain diseases and/or conditions like breast cancer. Is this something we should consider? Your DNA is saying who you are—– not what you can and can’t be. What are the steps in creating a Healthy Lifestyle? By making simple and healthy choices daily, you will be well on reducing stress, having positive social interactions, and achieving optimal wellness.Connect with Alison: Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6yZDI6FhlE7ClQa9OB0Djw Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/alison_stann/ FacSupport the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
53:54 9/1/22
What is an Opportunity Specialist?
Introducing Leslie Moody, Opportunity Specialist with PassionHR!What is an Opportunity Specialist? Leslie’s title comes from her appreciation for her own life and career opportunities and a desire to help other people connect with theirs - whether it be a business’s owners’ opportunity to create a team and culture that executes their vision or a job seeker’s opportunity to work in a position that fulfills them and improves their life. Her inquisitive nature and more than two decades of sales, communication, strategy development, and operations experience enable Leslie to understand and internalize each business's unique offerings and challenges and discover ways that PassionHR can help achieve its goals. If the need is recruiting, she connects them with team members who possess the skills and experience needed for a role and fit their team and culture. She enjoys getting to know the person behind a resume and strives to leave every job candidate with mentoring and insight that will benefit them beyond the position at hand and throughout their career. Leslie received a practical education in brand representation and public relations as a cheerleader for the University of Alabama, where she majored in American Studies and minored in English.Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
55:11 8/12/22
Significant Leaders— focus on Competency, Connection, Collaboration & Competition
Joining this podcast discussion is Lori Fischer, Owner of Just Imagine Coaching and Consulting. Significant Leaders— focus on Competency, Connection, Collaboration & Competition. We review Who do we need to surround ourselves with: where do you find opportunities, and Who are you seeking out to improve your abilities/knowledge base? And what does it take to become a GREAT LEADER?I’m Carla with Designedbycarla and joining this podcast discussion is Lori Fischer, Owner of Just Imagine Coaching and ConsultingShe coaches with individuals one-on-one and in groups. Lori brings energy, focus, and dedication to her interactions with others. Lori’s background includes over 15+ years of speaking, training, coaching, consulting, and workshop facilitation for companies in diverse industries including sales, technology, healthcare, manufacturing, government, banking, and more.Significant Leaders— focus on Competency, Connection, Collaboration & Competition  ◦ Competency— what does it take to become a GREAT LEADER? (Key Competencies)"Leaders who can identify, hire, and cultivate employees who are humble, hungry, and smart will have a serious advantage over those who cannot."-Patrick Lencioni 1. Build and maintain a cohesive team 2. Create organizational clarity—V, M, V w/B, S/T & Gs 3. Over Communicate...tell them, tell them again, tell what you told them, summarize what you told em 4. Reinforce clarity through (human) systems...GRIPP  ◦ Connection— What do you do to stay connected? How often are you networking? Who do we need to surround ourselves with: 1. An Editor  2. A True Friend 3. A Butt Kicker 4. A Protege 5. An Encourager 6. A Yoda 7. A Back-Coverer (Got6) 8. A Reject 9. A “Little One” 10. Rich & Poor 11. A Place 12. Spirit/Intuition  ◦ Collaboration— where do you find opportunities to partner, affiliate market or up-skill knowledge in your field to support clients or customers? 1. Increase revenue  2. Doing good for others 3. Doing good with others ◦ Competition— Who are you seeking to improve your abilities/knowledge base? What do you want to be known for cutting edge vs bleeding edge? What’s the difference?  1. Seek the new...get inspired! 2. History (Fixed, Mis-takes)or Future (Growth)Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
66:16 7/13/22
The Roles of a Woman
Summary: Why Do We Need to Talk About the Roles of Women? Before you try balancing your job and family, it's essential to define what you want to do with your life. It's okay to not know the answer to that question. Today, I’m talking with Olivia Pirtle, who is a role model for women in modern society that is balancing an active lifestyle, children, business, and a dedicated wife.  We discuss, how do you balance a busy lifestyle with success?“Hello and welcome to the Coffee & Hustle podcast, this is the episode that discusses “The Roles of a Woman”. I’m Carla with Designedbycarla and joining this podcast discussion is Olivia Pirtle with SCS as a Corporate Resources Manager. Thank you for joining Olivia, Tell us a little about you and how you manage your day-to-day. How do you balance your day? The previous name of the company was SCS Worx and the company is in a transition. Your title is Corporate Resources Manager, give us a brief on your responsibilities. How do your values show up in your work?The main focus of the company was building Exhibits for trade shows. The company will be celebrating, how many years? During the pandemic, the company had to pivot and now building custom cabinets for homes and companies. Role of Women in Modern Society.Let’s talk about the many hats of your day-to-day. What is the driving force to keep on the go? What motivates you?With you graduating in May with your master's in counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. You find the time to intern at Huntsville Professional Counseling. How will you fill your time after your graduation? What is your plan after graduation?How often are you able to fit this into your schedule? You and your husband Derek own and operate Dub's Burgers in Athens, a popular restaurant loved by the locals. What does it mean to be part of the local community? Let’s not forgot one of the most important roles of a woman. Staying active and on the go with your two daughters Elliot and Flora.These are a few questions during the eposide. Do you always feel you need to fill your time? How do you make time for yourself? Do you always fill the pressure of being a woman? If you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you use it?What drives your passion?What’s something you’ve failed at?Do you know how to define success? Who inspires you? Thank you, Olivia, and thank you for those listening to today’s episode - ““The Roles of a Woman”. ” on the Coffee & Hustle podcast. Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
43:23 7/6/22
It's All About The Hustle
Summary: I’m talking with Stephanie Stuckey is the CEO of Stuckey’s. She has hit the highway to share the story of Stuckey’s and the history behind its success.  Founded by her grandfather and its famous Pecan Log Rolls and other tasty snacks. She made it her mission to tell great stories and to continue the legacy started by her grandparents. “Hello and welcome to the Coffee & Hustle podcast, this is the episode that discusses “It’s All About The Hustle”. I’m Carla with Designedbycarla and joining this podcast discussion is Stephanie Stuckey CEO of Stuckey’s. Stuckey’s, pecan log rolls, and kitschy souvenirs to road trippers since 1937. Founded by her grandfather, W.S. Stuckey, Sr. in Eastman, Georgia, Stuckey’s grew into over 350 stores nationwide by its peak in the 1970s. Welcome and thank you for taking time out today Stephanie Stuckey.Stephanie Stuckey is CEO of Stuckey’s, the highway oasis that’s been serving pecan log rolls and kitschy souvenirs to road trippers since 1937. Founded by her grandfather, W.S. Stuckey, Sr. in Eastman, Georgia, Stuckey’s grew into over 350 stores nationwide by its peak in the 1970’s. Sold in 1964, How did you decide to come back into the picture and bring this company back to life?The company was sold in 1964 and sadly declined for decades under a series of corporate owners. Fortunately, Stuckey’s is now in family hands again and making a comeback, with a mission to make road trips fun. Passion and Drive, is this something you have always had or have you developed it? What drives your passion?Did you wake up one morning and decide to take on this new adventure with the family company? I found your story on Linkedin and you growing your followers, do you have any advice for those that trying to build a business on Linkedin, and do you have other platforms where other people can follow your story? Stephanie received both her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Georgia.  She worked as a trial lawyer, was elected to seven terms as a state representative, ran an environmental nonprofit law firm, served as Director of Sustainability for the City of Atlanta, and taught as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Georgia School of Law. You have an impressive resume, how do you go from one profession to this new change? Stephanie purchased Stuckey’s in November of 2019 and assumed the role of CEO at that time. How do you feel being in front of the camera now, telling your story? You have earned several achievements. Which of these was your favorite? Stephanie’s achievements include being named one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians by Georgia Trend Magazine and a graduate of Leadership Atlanta. She is active in her community and has served on many nonprofit boards, including the National Sierra Club Foundation, EarthShare of Georgia, and her local zoning revBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
43:20 4/29/22
A Woman's Power
Summary: I’m talking with Karla Bunge, owner of Charlotte’s Chi. She is an all-around Girlboss: Entrepreneur, Single Mom, Immigrant. She represents strength and courage with challenges to overcome and still continues to build her success. “Hello and welcome to the Coffee & Hustle podcast, this is the episode that discusses “A Woman's Power”. I’m Carla with Designedbycarla and joining this podcast discussion is Karla Bunge, Owner of Charlotte’s Chi. Welcome and thank you for taking time out today Karla Bunge. Entrepreneur, Single Mom, Immigrant - Title and how it represents you. “The Strength within Us”. You never know one story until it’s time to share it. Give our listeners an intro to Charlotte’s Chi and how you help your clients. What makes this business Unique?History: Immigrated to the country at the age of 7 yrs. Talk about your experience? I was born and raised in Managua, Nicaragua. Immigrated to this country when I was 7yrs old. Have been blessed to enjoy the opportunities afforded to me by this great country. Who was your inspiration when you grew up? Charlotte’s Chi was born 14yrs ago when I learned of the pregnancy of my daughter. When did you start your business? The business has evolved from esthetics & waxing to massage therapy & personal training. How long were you in this business? What transition for you? Catering to more seasoned demographics ranging from 40-to 80 years old, that may be recovering from surgeries or injuries or even permanent physical setbacks. Charlotte’s Chi offers a varied and balanced approach mixing things up with yoga, TRX, weight lifting & calisthenics. Customizing for each customer to help achieve individual goals. What is success to you? I’d like to discuss different issues like individuals that have experienced a stroke or dealing with MS and how we can help them feel strong & great about themselves. Give us some background. Most recently as I have encountered a few health obstacles of my own I’m experiencing an influence on health and fitness leading to the tailoring of how we train. Who has been the biggest influence on your life?If You Had Three Wishes, What Would You Wish For?What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life?What is your favorite memory?Do you have any regrets?How would you describe yourself?Thank you, Karla, and thank you for listening to today’s episode - “A Woman's Power” on the Coffee & Hustle podcast. Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
49:13 4/7/22
DeNiche: Green, Blue and Little Grey Bubbles
DeNiche is hosted by Peyton Guy and we talk about modern standards and cultivate the bridge between people and technology. Today's topic is Green, Blue, and Little Grey Bubbles.What's up, all you nerdy, dirty geeks! My co-host, Carla Stiles, gives her feedback on the topic of the battle of text messaging.So the question of why are some SMS green and some blue?If your iPhone messages are green, it means that they're being sent as SMS text messages rather than as iMessages, which appear in blue. iMessages only work between Apple users. You'll always see green when writing to Android users or when not connected to the internet. Did you know iMessage works exclusively between Apple devices? This only means if you have an iPhone, and so does the person you're texting, the message will be sent over iMessage. Google has started a public fight with Apple over the "green bubbles" that appear when users message each other. When two iPhones message each other, their texts appear blue; if someone receives a message from an Android user, they show as green. Google accused Apple of exploiting 'peer pressure and bullying' for a profit with its blue and green iMessage bubbles. iPhone users exchange messages using iMessage and text messages appear in blue bubbles, whereas messages sent to iPhones from Google's Android mobile operating system display in green.The texts are compatible with a broader range of phones and receiving services than blue iMessage texts for green messages. So the battle of securing your text messages is the key vs a bubble color. We review the standard SMS/MMS text messaging through your service provider is not no encrypted and sent of networks which makes it easier for criminals to intercept the data.  Google has announced that end-to-end encryption is rolling out to users of Google Messages, Android's default SMS and RCS app.Peyton discusses RCS  and  What's App to protect users from interception and private conversations and the data centers that are storing our information. Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
30:00 3/15/22
Who Opens Your Mail In Your Business
Intro: In this episode, you will learn how to protect your business assets with Jennifer Upton, with Upton Advisory Services. We learn that Employee dishonesty and theft costs U.S. businesses over $50 billion dollars annually. And Employee theft is responsible for 33% of all business bankruptcies. In our discussion today, we will why people steal and ways to set up strengthen controls with your business. If you're a business owner, you need to take some notes on today's episode.“Hello and welcome to the Coffee & Hustle podcast, this is the episode that discusses “Who Opens Your Mail In Your Business”. I’m Carla with Designedbycarla and joining this podcast discussion is Jennifer Upton, partner, and owner of Upton Advisory Services.She serves as a fractional or interim chief financial officer for emerging businesses.  What does that mean for businesses? Jennifer is a partner and owner of Upton Advisory Services, serving as a fractional or interim chief financial officer for emerging businesses.  Your career started as an auditor with Ernst & Young and progressed through her career to become a Chief Financial Officer for a large not-for-profit for six years. How long were you with Ernst & Young?  She provides financial expertise to guide business owners as they experience rapid change and growth.  Jennifer has extensive experience in finance and accounting, beginning as an auditor with Ernst & Young and progressing through her career to become a Chief Financial Officer for a large not-for-profit for six years.  She is a licensed CPA and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Kennesaw State University.  At Kennesaw State, Jennifer worked in the Small Business Development Center setting up accounting systems for small businesses. She taught owners how to “keep their books,” and soon realized that helping owners become more successful was what she wanted to do as a career.  Did you find your niche?Jennifer just moved to the Huntsville area. Jennifer and her husband, Steve, moved to Huntsville in the spring of 2021 to be closer to family.  In Huntsville, she learned the power of networking - learning the power of networking. It started with one LinkedIn contact that grew into a large network of amazingly generous people in Huntsville willing to share her story with others.  Who Opens Your Mail In Your Business - why I selected this title. It makes you think? So, my weird accounting passion is helping business owners set up internal controls to protect their assets.  We can discuss how vulnerable business owners are to theft by people they trust.  The thing is, most business people think they have good judgment, know who is trustworthy, and are great judges of character.  Understatement and TrueAs sad as it is, it’s impossible to know who will steal from your business. Here are the factsIn 2020, it was estimated that only 23% of employees who steal areBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
35:01 3/4/22
A Little Spice And Everything Nice
“Hello and welcome to the Coffee & Hustle podcast, I’m Carla with Designedbycarla, and today, we will talk about “A little spice and everything nice” with  Larry Johnson, owner of LJ's Backyard Bayou. LJ'z Backyard Bayou is a veteran own affordable provider of catering services, event management/planning, and restaurant in the Harvest and Northern Alabama section. LJ'z offers customized and flavorful family meals and a one-stop event solution.The company was founded by Larry Johnson and Wendellar Johnson and thrives on affordability and convenience for its customers. LJ’z Backyard Bayou catering, offers customized and flavorful pan size food options based on Cajun+Creole and Southern cuisines, on/off-site catering for private and corporate events, catered backyard parties, Cajun boils, Pig roasting, and daily breakfast and lunch meals.LJ’z Backyard Bayou offers a cozy and homey-feel venue to host all your private events, including office luncheons and meetup group meetings. Services that LJ's does not specialize in, will find the right professional for your occasion and manage the project. Whether it is finding a DJ, decorator, entertainer, or caterer for your event, we can assist. Our team consists of military veterans that specialize in attention-to-detail and have excessive training in project management, human resources, and foodservice.When you started LJ’z Backyard Bayou did you have a vision of the company goals? Why is the name so important? Explain your logo. What is your favorite part of being in this industry? Have you seen changes that concern you?What do you do to give back to the community? How important is this for you? Random questionsWho has been the biggest influence on your life?What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life?What is your favorite memory?How has your life been different than what you’d imagined?Do you have any regrets?How would you describe yourself?What do people misunderstand about you the most?What are you not good at?What is the secrete to success? Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
38:13 1/27/22
Success with Video Marketing
Welcome to Our Marketing With A Purpose Podcast Episodes, where we discuss & uncover new strategies for your business. Value is one of the key ingredients for your marketing mix. This podcast is for all industries with one topic that can move you forward in your business. PODCAST TOPIC:  Success with Video Marketing (How and Why) INTRO: It’s a great time to review end-of-year accomplishments and goals and see what was working and not working for your business.  Recognizing new opportunities for small to mid-sized businesses is the perfect time to take a fresh look at their marketing strategies. The first step is to ensure your brand message is consistent and cohesive across all social media platforms and relevant to your marketing strategy and company goals.   _____ I’m Carla Stiles with Coffee & Hustle and joining today is my co-host on today’s episode, Maryn Graves, our Director of Multimedia. We are reviewing “Success with Video Marketing” Welcome, Maryn! So glad to have you on today’s show. We review and answer some great questions on how to improve your marketing with videos. QUESTION: What are the best ways to get your brand message out there – how do you incorporate that into your marketing strategy?? QUESTION: What are some of the benefits? QUESTION: We know the types of videos and the stats but what is really going to urge businesses to take the leap into video marketing? QUESTION: The facts are incredible.. but why is video marketing so effective?Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
14:16 1/7/22
Mental Health in the Workplace
Millions of people are affected by mental illness each year. “Hello and welcome to the Coffee & Hustle podcast, this is the episode that discusses “Mental Health in the Workplace”. Can be a silent killer…1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each yearYet only one in three who need help will get it. As a result, many people will either miss work or will get less done on the job.Regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, education, or income, mental health disorders do not discriminate. The problem is so pervasive in the United States that 44 million adults — or about one of every five — have a mental health disorder.1I’m Carla with Designedbycarla and joining this podcast discussion is Lori Fischer, Owner of Just Imagine Coaching and ConsultingMeet Lori FischerShe coaches with individuals one-on-one and in groups. Lori brings energy, focus, and dedication to her interactions with others. Lori’s background includes over 15+ years of speaking, training, coaching, consulting, and workshop facilitation for companies in diverse industries including sales, technology, healthcare, manufacturing, government, banking, and more. Here are the stats:1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34 46.2% of U.S. adults with mental illness received treatment in 2020 64.5% of U.S. adults with serious mental illness received treatment in 2020  Male: 37.4%Female: 51.2%The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that depression and anxiety cost the global economy $1 trillion per year in lost productivity. But WHO also found that for every $1 spent on treating common mental health coSupport the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
48:27 12/17/21
Intergenerational Communication
I’m Carla with Designedbycarla and joining this podcast discussion is Peyton Guy, is the Jr. Cybersecurity Engineer with  H2L Solutions, Inc. (H2L). H2L specializes in Cyber & Information Assurance and provides Cyber Security solutions for government and commercial customers. Welcome and thank you for taking time out today Peyton. Give our listeners, the background on H2L Solutions. H2L Solutions is a HUBZone and Service Disabled Veteran cybersecurity company based here in Huntsville, Alabama.Peyton, Still attending college at UAH. Explain Your Degree... How did you get started with H2L Solutions as an intern? How does one in this field get involved with an internship? How important is it to go and network with your industry? Awarded the “Inc 5000 2021” as one of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. You ranked #2,278 and the only Alabama-based “Security” firm to be recognized.  When you started H2L Solutions, did you have a vision of the company goals? What are the biggest challenges you see in Cyber Security? Do we share too much information online? What is your favorite part of being in this industry? Have you seen changes that concern you?Let's discuss your Conspiracy Theory and how this is going to affect the Cyber community?Getting to know Peyton with our random questions. Thank you, Peyton Guy, and thank you for listening to today’s episode - “Intergenerational Communication” on the Coffee & Hustle podcast. Support the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
38:53 11/18/21
Cyber 101
“Hello and welcome to the Coffee & Hustle podcast, this is the episode that discusses “Cyber 101”. I’m Carla with Designedbycarla and joining this podcast discussion is Jarrod Hardy, Chief Executive Officer with Xyston.Xyston, Inc., was founded in 2019 by former DoD Software and Cybersecurity Engineers Your team is experts in cyber security and works with both in the commercial and government space, through offensive and Defensive Cyber Operations.Welcome and thank you for taking time out today. Give our listeners, the background on Xyston and how you started.Xyston, Inc. specializes in Embedded Systems Penetration Testing, Reverse Engineering, and Vulnerability Reporting. By deploying extensive testing, analysis, and reporting we provide Firmware Security, Validation, Verification, and Hardening for both the commercial and government sectors. Hubzone? What does this mean?What does the future of cyber look likeHow do you stay ahead on the latest cyber or what’s new cyber? What are those resources?If you are interested in Cyber, how do you get involved and what are some of the certifications? We're told this is a hard skill set to fill and we have it so we're looking for teaming partners who have access to the government like we just don’t have yet being so young. We want to help more females get into this highly technical area. We offer free training and XP.The difference in Cyber security backgrounds -  It's unique in that it takes a strong background in Computer Science, Computing Engineering, and Electrical Engineering to do what we do.We’re doing more work on the commercial side where some of the largest tech companies pay us to find the vulnerabilities in their systems before the bad guys do. Are you based here? Where do you provide service?We’re the only ones we know of who does this line of work for some of the biggest names in tech and our customer base is all out of Silicon Valley so we’re proud to bring this work to Huntsville and we want to see the Missile Defense Industry implement these same tactics to protect our weapon systems.Let's talk hot sauce? What is the secret to success? Thank you, Jarrod, and thank you for listening to today’s episode - “Cyber 101” on the Coffee & Hustle podcast. Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
51:23 10/12/21
Managing Your Time with Success
“Hello and welcome to the Coffee & Hustle podcast, this is the episode that discusses “Managing Your Time with Success”. I’m Carla with Designedbycarla and joining me on this podcast discussion is Tracy Jones, the President of Century Automotive Group. Welcome and thank you for taking time out today Tracy Jones. I know you keep a very busy schedule. But give our audience a little background on Century Automotive Group. Background - Century Automotive Group, which has been serving Huntsville, Florence, and Cullman for over 40 years. This is a family of dealerships that includes luxury brands BMWs Volos, Porsches, Land Rovers, & Jaguars. You have new and used and this includes Certified Pre-Owned.  Awards: 1999: Awarded the Small Business of the Year award by the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce 2002: Awarded the 2002 Alabama Retailer of the Year award by the Alabama Retail Commission. Several individual awards. The award that stands out. Tracy Jones was selected as the 2007 Dealer of the Year by TIME Magazine. As the TIME Magazine Quality Dealer Award winner, she was the first Alabamian and first female to win the most prestigious award in the retail vehicle industry.So, Customer Service is very important in this industry? I notice every time I visit, I’m greeted with a smile and a hello. It is important to you and to the company? What makes a great team? That's why we've staffed our organization at every level with skilled and experienced experts. How do you build recurring customers in this industry? Keeping the generations as repeat so they come and purchase their first luxury vehicle. Develop the Showroom experience.We train all members of our staff to be enthusiastic, loyal, ethical, and to always go above and beyond for our customers with a great attitude and smile. How do your values show up in your work? Do you think these values role over into your personal life? How do you balance the work/life/individual? At the end of the day, we are still a person. You’ve part of the growing community here in Huntsville, how does giving back play a part for the company? You have seen changes over the years here in Huntsville. What makes Huntsville so special to you? Passion and Drive, is this something you have always had, or have you developed it? What drives your passion?How do you find the work/life balance?Do you feel it’s important to be a role model today? Did you have a role model? What do you want your children to learn from you? Describe success? “What do you wish you had known when you started out?”“What’s something you’ve failed at?” Considering where you started and where you are now…what has changed the most for you regarding your MINDSET?What is the best compliment you have ever received?Thank you, Tracy, and thank you for listening to today’s episode - “Managing Your Time with Success” on the Coffee & Hustle podcast. 'tvi8ewyd' Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
30:50 9/16/21
Behind The Scenes With Cyber Security
“Hello and welcome to the Coffee & Hustle podcast, this is the episode we discuss “Behind the scenes with Cyber Security”.  I’m Carla with Designedbycarla and joining this podcast discussion is Jonathan Hard, is the CEO and President of H2L Solutions, Inc. H2L specializes in Cyber & Information Assurance and provides Cyber Security solutions for government and commercial customers. Welcome and thank you for taking time out today Jonathan Hard. Give our listeners, the background on H2L Solutions. H2L Solutions is a HUBZone and Service Disabled Veteran cybersecurity company based here in Huntsville, Alabama. Jonathan has been involved in information technology and security professional since 2008. Based here in Huntsville Alabama. What other locations do you provide service? Awarded the “Inc 5000 2021” as one of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. You ranked #2,278 and the only Alabama-based “Security” firm to be recognized.  When you started H2L Solutions, did you have a vision of the company goals? You have invited several interns to come and work at your company. Why is that important to do this? What are the biggest challenges you see in Cyber Security? Do we share too much information online? What do we do if we are a small business that doesn’t have internal resources? What should we do to protect our data? Have you ever told a client no?You are known in our community with LinkedIn, you have a huge following on your account. How did you grow this business-to-business connection? Did it change how you connected with others in the industry? You are easily recognized but also, you have a way of just taking over the room. Have you always been a guy with confidence? Is it easy to step into this role of speaking in front of people, or did you practice? Some people can’t just stand up and start speaking. You have a love to give back to the local community and businesses and I want to mention, you are still serving in the military. Thank you for serving! What made you decide to make this commitment? How do you balance the entrepreneur lifestyle and fatherhood?Do you feel it’s important to be a role model today? Did you have a role model? What do you want your children to learn from you? Are you more aware of the online threats and do you become more of a protective parent? Would you allow your child to be online or have a social media account?What information do we need to share with other parents when it comes to protecting our children using technology? What do you do to give back to the community? How important is this for you? Random questionsWho has been the biggest influence on your life?What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life?Do you have any regrets?What do people misunderstand about you the most?What is the secrete to success? What do you wish you had known 10 years ago?Thank you, Jonathan, and thank you for listening to today’s episode - Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
53:18 9/2/21
Who Ever Said That Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend, Never Owned A Dog
“Hello and welcome to the Coffee & Hustle podcast, this is the episode that discusses  "Whoever said that Diamonds are a girl's best friend, never owned a dog." I’m Carla with Designedbycarla and joining this podcast discussion is Helene Scott, owner of Florida Dog Training.  Thank you for joining Helene, Tell us a little about you and your business. Describe the process behind it…About Florida Dog Training SchoolFor more than 15 years, Helene Scott has been a master Tampa dog trainer. Helene loves to nurture stronger bonds between dogs and their owners. It is very important to build communication between dogs and owners, in addition to all immediate family members. She has extensive hands-on experience with dogs of all ages, breeds, and temperaments.  Her training style will cater to the temperament of the dog. As a dog training professional, she understands that a dog training style should not be “one size fits all”. Helene Scott’s dog training techniques incorporate using love, praise, and positive reinforcement.  Dogs have been used for hunting, herding, guarding, and companionship. They are well-known to be man's best friends. Greek methodology ancient Greeks' belief that dogs were humans' best friends. Why should it be “man’s best friend”? Girls who own dogs feel “empowered” and not lonely and loved. A dog loves us unconditionally. Some of the questions that were discussed during the podcast.Did you know? The earliest records of dog training come from the Roman Empire around 400 AD. It is believed that this was when people realized the potential benefit of teaching these animals to do tricks such as fetching or retrieving objects.Beyond the basics - Dogs are intelligent creatures that are capable of learning tricks, obeying commands, and following basic instructions such as "sit" or "come here."What does behavior modification for those that need it? How to get take in a rescue? Should you get involved with fostering dogs?What makes a dog trainer? Rapid Fire QuestionsWhat would you do with your “15 minutes” of fame?If you were stranded on a tropical island what 2 things would you want with you?What was your favorite book growing up?What is one item you could NEVER live without?What do you think of when I say, “fruit?”If you could choose your nickname what would it be?What advice did you get that was the most rewarding?If you won a million dollars what would you buy?About DesignedbycarlaWe build your business online with marketing ideas that work for you. Designedbycarla has been a part of the online marketing industry for over 20 years and specialized in many aspects of (SEO) Search Engine Optimization. We are an experienced marketing & consultiBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched!Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the Show.A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and persistence, which is what Coffee & Hustle is all about. Like and Follow Coffee & Hustle Instagram @coffeehustlepodcast Facebook @coffeeandhustlepodcast Buy me a coffee @ https://www.buymeacoffee.com/coffeeandhustle Thank you for listing & keep hustling!
38:02 8/24/21