Ep. 131 Suzy Batiz on Radical Resonance, Ayahuasca + Her $300 Milllion Dollar Idea That Is Liberating People Everywhere

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This episode has pretty much everything you could want out of a podcast: it’s natural, hilarious, interesting, fun, and with just a little bit of poop. That’s because Krista + Lindsey got to sit down with Suzy Batiz, creator of Poo-Pourri.

 

 

After her second bankruptcy at 40, Suzy embarked on a spiritual quest and discovered the lost art of tapping the body for stored creativity and ideas. She grew Poo-Pourri into a $300M+ business using a combination of somatic training, quantum physics, and interpersonal evolutionary processes, which she’s dubbed the Radical Resonance System.

 

We definitely spend some time talking about the product and what it’s like to be a female founder, but things get a lot deeper than that – there’s even an absolutely incredible ghost story that Lindsey + Krista can not stop sharing at parties!

 

And if you’ll be near Dallas on Tuesday, September 25th, you can catch Lindsey, Krista, and Suzy LIVE! Click here to get your tickets now!!

 

This episode includes…

 

  • Suzy’s awesome experiences with ayahuasca

  • Healing the wounds of an abusive and tumultuous childhood

  • Finding the light to physical and spiritual wellness

  • Coming up with (and being drawn towards) the idea for Poo-Pourri

  • Overcoming two bankruptcies

  • Why Suzy never says she’s sorry for saying no

  • The 4 signs of resonance

  • Suzy’s relationship with fear + how she accepts those thoughts

  • Bringing a conscious lifestyle into your business culture

  • Conscious parenting

  • Why there have to be aliens

  • Talking about taboo topics + the (often hilarious) poop stories that Suzy hears every day

  • Living in a church

  • Suzy’s relationship with the spirits in her home

  • How JP Sears has inspired Suzy

 

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Ep. 129 How to Become a Rich Bitch: The Language of Money, Dealing with Debt + Negotiating Everything with Nicole Lapin

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As women, we need to have more money to have more power and change the world, so we are trying to get on the right side of finance, #ALMOST30NATION! And we don’t know anyone who makes finances and money more approachable than Nicole Lapin, the NYT bestselling author of Rich Bitch and Boss Bitch and the host of Hatched on CBS.

 

 

So if you want to feel empowered and don’t know where to start, look no further! We talk about…

 

  • Sex toys, Pure Romance parties, and coconut oil lube (shout out to Woo for Play!)

  • How Nicole’s money mindset changed over the years

  • Faking it until you make it in your first job

  • Diving headfirst into the world of finance

  • Translating the language of money

  • Making what you do something that you love

  • What you need to know and do before you quit your job to pursue your side hustle

  • Why you might want to choose to rent over buying

  • “Conventional wisdom” about money VS real world TRUTHS about money

  • Preparing for retirement

  • Managing multiple streams of income

  • Having difficult conversations about money & debt in your relationships

  • The 3 F’s: Family, finance, & fun

  • Questions from YOU in the Facebook Group

  • Fun fact: EVERYTHING is negotiable. You can even negotiate the interest rate on your credit card or medical debt!

  • Not all debt is created equal – so you need to know how to tackle it intelligently

  • Nicole’s favorite money-saving hacks

  • The 3 E’s: Essentials, endgame, & extras

  • Nicole’s journey with IVF

 

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Ep. 128 Building a Successful Biz on Your First Try with Queen of Kopari Beauty Gigi Goldman

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Gigi Goldman and her husband Co-Founded Kopari Beauty just two years ago and it is already the go-to brand for coconut based beauty products– Kopari is all over Instagram and magazines, in Sephora and Nordstrom, and it’s no wonder why. Kopari products are INSANELY clean, effective and yummy! Clean, simple, and natural beauty options are vitally important, and we need people like Gigi out there changing the beauty industry as we all move forward and evolve as human beings.

 

 

You will fall in love with the way Gigi lives her life: no regrets or hesitation, putting full trust in the process and the choices that brought her to the present moment. She’s candid, present, and so down to Earth as we talk about...

 

  • Working as a reporter out of college

  • Using coconut oil for everything

  • Making beauty approachable, cool, & fun

  • Trying to force things VS flowing with the current

  • Sourcing coconut products the right way

  • Kopari’s project to build houses for coconut farmers

  • How digital advertising put Kopari on the map

  • Creating a business that fits into real lives

  • Listening to your customers

  • Connecting with your gut

  • Working with your husband + balancing being a mom

  • What’s next for Kopari

  • Being as pure as possible (and what that means)

 

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Ep. 122 Finding Your Way As An Entrepreneur with Jamie Schmidt of Schmidt’s Naturals

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Today’s guest Jaime Schmidt, Founder of Schmidt’s Naturals, is a straight up self-made baller. But building a business that changes lives doesn’t come easy, and Jaime gets really raw and open about the fact that she didn’t know what she was doing for the longest time. But after following her heart + intuition to Portland, Jaime found her calling.

 

 

Schmidt’s started with a simple mission, changing the way people think about deodorant, but things are blowing up and they are expanding their scope to changing the way people think about natural. Krista + Lindsey have been using Schmidt’s Naturals for a few months now, and they can vouch that this company is really setting the new gold standard for natural body care products.

 

Jaime is sweet, kind, and funny as hell – and this episode is an absolute blast! We chat about…

 

  • Growing up in 1-800-FUN-TOWN

  • How Jaime created a niche in natural body care

  • How the vegan lifestyle + restaurants are starting to blow up

  • Just not feeling right in your job… and then chasing your bliss!

  • Cooking up vegan hot dogs + other service industry jobs

  • When Jaime met her husband almost a decade ago

  • Where the entrepreneurial spirit comes from

  • What products + ingredients Schmidt’s uses

  • Why clean beauty is so important (and the potential health risks of common body care products)

  • Getting these products in as many people’s hands as possible

  • Alicia Silverstone being one of Schmidt’s early influencers

  • When a feature on Fox of all places overwhelmed their shipping system

  • Producing the products in Portland

  • Selling to Unilever

  • Literally going from farmer’s markets to CostCo, with no business plan!!

  • What Jaime has learned in her relationship

  • Jaime’s kid’s product development ideas + strong opinions on fragrances

  • Advice for female entrepreneurs in today’s business environment

 

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Ep. 121 Dreams Do Come True: Kelly LeVeque + Simone De La Rue on Their Incredible New App Colab, Real Talk on the Exercise-Diet Connection + Why We Need to Challenge Body and Brain

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Is this real life?  Krista and Lindsey had the dreamiest chat with two of their WCW’s and boss babe inspirations: Kelly LeVeque and Simone De La Rue. These two gurus are dominating the nutrition and fitness world, and have honestly changed Krista and Lindsey’s lives.  They chat about collaborating on the new Body By Simone (BBS) app, which has a nutrition component that Kelly created (including exclusive recipes!). Body By Simone Studios already offer some of the best, safest, and most FUN workouts for women, but now anyone can get that same amazing workout anywhere and anytime using the app. It’s like having your trainer + nutritionist in your pocket!

 

 

If you don’t already know who these women are, Simone De La Rue is a former dancer turned Hollywood fitness expert and owner of the Body By Simone empire, which includes studios, a book, an online streaming service, and now the app.

 

Kelly is an Almost 30 OG, the queen of nutrition, the creator of Be Well By Kelly, and the author of Body Love: Live in Balance, Weigh What You Want, and Free Yourself from Food Drama Forever. This is hands down one of the best books about nutrition and sustainable nourishment and it has some DE-LIC-IOUS recipes.

 

The girls talk about…

 

  • How Simone got into fitness + dancing

  • Why Simone left the dancing world to create something of her own

  • Becoming a Fab Four Smoothie junkie

  • Why food and diets can’t be so black and white

  • The relationship between exercise and diet

  • Eating to fuel your body

  • How Body By Simone challenges the body and brain – while having fun!

  • Cardio VS strength

  • Challenging your muscles without overtraining

  • What you can explore in the Body By Simone app

  • How the app constantly updates your personal workout based on your feedback

  • LIVE classes in the app!

  • How Kelly created recipes for the app, including her first vegetarian + vegan recommendations!

  • What alcohol does to your body + other questions from the Almost 30 Secret Facebook Group

  • Being straight hustlers in business

  • Trusting your gut + instinct

  • A surprise appearance by Chloe!

  • Kelly and Simone’s self-care routines

  • An EXCITING announcement from Kelly LeVeque!!

 

Good news, LA fam! On July 25th, Almost 30, Kelly LeVeque, and Charity Lighten from Silver Fern are teaming up for an event! The Love Your Body - Love Your Gut event will be at the girls’ favorite venue in LA, the Saje Wellness on Abbot Kinney. Kelly is going to talk all about health and nutrition, Charity is going to give the low down on digestive and gut health, and then the Almost 30 girls will run a Q+A on all things gut health and nutrition! You can get more details and RSVP by clicking here.

 

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Ep. 115 Follow Your Gut: Turning $600 into a Multi-Million Dollar Brand - with Daina Trout, CEO & Co-Founder of Health-Ade Kombucha

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We like highlighting the stories behind the brands we love. That’s why we reached out to Daina Trout, the coolest Co-Founder in the land + the CEO of Health-Ade. She has an incredibly interesting, grass roots story – and she’s raw + honest about the struggle that all entrepreneurs experience along that journey.

 

 

Daina started Health-Ade Kombucha in 2012, alongside her husband and best friend. She was working in corporate America when she decided to pursue her passion for “real” food and develop the best-tasting, highest quality kombucha on the market. Under her fearless leadership, Health-Ade has grown from a small production, artisanal item made in a tiny apartment and sold at local farmers markets into the fastest growing brand in the category, now available in more than 12,000 stores and restaurants nationwide.

 

We talk about...

 

  • Create & Cultivate

  • Daina’s story

  • Why kombucha?

  • The struggle of starting a business

  • Keeping up with demand

  • Forcing yourself into the unknown

  • Tapping in to intuition

  • The ups + downs of starting a business with your husband + best friend

  • Why people invest in you

  • Women need to acquire more capital

  • Taking a 60% pay cut (and why it was a bad idea)

  • The kombucha scandal

  • What it means to make fermented food

  • Hitting goals

  • New flavors on the horizon

 

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Ep 112 Manisha Thakor on Empowering Women to Build Financial Strength, Get Out of Debt + Marry Power with Purpose

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On today’s episode, Krista and Lindsey are SO excited to introduce Manisha Thakor- the founder and CEO of MoneyZen Wealth Management and a "Wall Street Journal" expert panelist. She has an MBA from Harvard and possesses a wealth of experience in all things finance.  She is regularly in the "New York Times" + "More Magazine" and on CNN + "The Today Show.” The conversation is empowering and eye-opening.  The girls also open up about where they are personally struggling in their relationship with money. After all, they can’t be alone!

 

 

They discuss...

 

  • How this generation is the first to be dealing with unprecedented levels of student debt, and that this financial stress takes up MAJOR mental space and serves as a real distraction.

  • Women and their changing relationship with finances- becoming primary breadwinners and stepping into our POWER.

  • Women wanting to use their money to make a stand. For women, it’s not about how much we make, but about how we can make an impact with our finances while still being smart and receiving financial return.

  • Tips for getting people on the front end of the funnel before even getting into student loan debt! Moreover, ways to climb out of debt once you’re already in the thick of it.

  • Pursuing certain career paths where you can get loan forgiveness after you have gone through a certain number of years of teaching school in certain kinds of neighborhoods or doing more community oriented work.

  • Manisha’s definition of what it means to possess financial strength.

  • Approachable and salient definitions + metaphors for understanding financial terms that may intimidate those of us not in the know. Alternatively, “Male Speak” in finance.

  • Shutting down your femininity or silencing yourself in “business” or “finance” settings to blend in and be more accepted- and the ways in which “me too” is changing this coping mechanism/default behavior!

  • Manisha’s recommendation to read The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey.

  • How the third person in a committed romantic partnership is MONEY. So getting right with that part of your life will help your relationships become infinitely more cohesive!

 

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Ep. 109 Ladies Get Paid: On Career Coaching + Standing in Your Power - with Claire Wasserman

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Claire Wasserman is a career coach + founder of Ladies Get Paid, an organization + global community that helps women rise up at work. She says on her website of this business endeavor: “I created Ladies Get Paid because I needed it. The lack of women in leadership roles disturbed me and I was craving a space where women could support one another.” With a background in event planning, Claire launched her businesses to both career coach and help women negotiate salaries like a pro with Ladies Get Paid. In this episode, we delve into all things gender, creative directing, film representation, and more! You’re going to love her helpful advice as much as we did!!

 

 

We discuss...

 

  • Claire’s tips for how to negotiate like a pro! These include knowing your market value, learning to brag about yourself, what to do if the company in question doesn’t have a budget, how to be less nervous, and understanding ways to combat gender biases.

  • Knowing your value at work and sensitivity around discussing money.

  • How the perspectives of creative directors (largely white men) shape our understanding of the world.

  • Claire’s Ladies Get Paid salary negotiation course.

  • Advocating for yourself financially, because when YOU are negotiating for yourself, you are actually negotiating for HER!

  • The gendered notion of apologizing excessively over email, etc. and how to combat the temptation to say “sorry.”

  • Finding small successes in your day-to-day life rather than waiting to become “successful.” It’s all about mindset!

  • Educating yourself about money as a means of self-love.

 

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