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Affected by...

By Tamara Pennington & Pavel Zoneff
COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of our lives, including how, where, and if we work. As live event producers, Tamara Pennington & Pavel Zoneff reeled as their industry ground to a halt and events were canceled. Like you, they are looking for inspiration and ideas on how to navigate the new normal. Each week, Tamara & Pavel focus on one industry and talk to professionals about how they are coping, pivoting, and making it work at work. We strive for intersectionality, believe that diverse voices make us stronger, and know that Black Lives Matter.
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04: Embrace the Hustle...FASHION

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14: The Gift of Virtual Therapy...MENTAL HEALTH
Whether you think therapy is for emergency use only or you have regular twice weekly sessions, you are going to find something to love in the episode. We talked to three amazing therapists about their practices, therapy in the virtual realm, and breaking barriers. We also asked for advice about how to cope with re-entry post lock down, because we are here for you! Ayana Ali, LCSW / ayanaaalilcsw.org / Instagram: @ayanaaalilcsw Sarafina Arthur-Williams, MA / liveintentionallysimplistic.com / Instagram: @intentional_simplicity_llc / facebook  Elizabeth Hill, MA LMFT / TherapyforCreatives.com / Instagram: @ehill76 We want to hear from you! Find us on Instagram & Twitter @affectedbypod or email us at affectedbypod@gmail.com. If you like this episode, please subscribe, rate, review, and/or tell a friend! --- We strive for intersectionality, recognize that diverse voices make us stronger, and know that Black Lives Matter.
01:04:52
May 5, 2021
13: Zoom Dysmorphia...BEAUTY INDUSTRY
Calling all entrepreneurs, beauty professionals, and skincare product fanatics...this is the episode for you! Actually, scratch that. This episode is for everyone. Yes, we discuss the business of beauty, but we also talk about resilience, mindset, and so much more. We spoke with two beauty professionals who are doing a lot more than making it work during a difficult time. They are thriving, going with the flow, and growing their businesses. Join our conversation with licensed estheticians Georgia Nixon, owner of Effortless Beauty Clinic and Dawn Wiley, owner of Canvas Flaire. And don’t worry… they can help you get rid of maskne too! Products mentioned on the show (not an ad or an endorsement): DMK Beta Gel, Osmosis Recovery Serum, Sorella Rehab Recovery Mask Find Georgia on Instagram @effortlessbeautyclinic Clubhouse Effortlesslife, and Facebook. You can shop her store & email her to purchase the products she talked about on the show. Dawn is on Instagram (follow her linktree) @canvasflaire We want to hear from you! Find us on Instagram & Twitter @affectedbypod or email us at affectedbypod@gmail.com. If you like this episode, please subscribe, rate, review, and tell a friend! --- We strive for intersectionality, recognize that diverse voices make us stronger, and know that Black Lives Matter.
51:35
February 17, 2021
We'll Be Back
Just a quick message from your hosts, Tamara & Pavel, to let you know we are taking a short break but will be back soon talking to beauty experts who are making it work at work. We want to hear from you! Find us on Instagram & Twitter @affectedbypod or email us at affectedbypod@gmail.com. If you like this podcast, please subscribe, rate, review, and tell a friend! --- We strive for intersectionality, recognize that diverse voices make us stronger, and know that Black Lives Matter.
02:35
January 20, 2021
12: How to Stand Out, Say No, & Foster Inclusivity…RECRUITING (part 2)
This week, we continue the conversation about recruiting and remote work. Tamara talks to Karla Porter, Human Capital Advisor and Derek Cotton, Talent Acquisition Manager at Capital Group | American Funds. We covered a lot of ground–how remote work is opening up the talent pool for employers, how job seekers can find the job they want without moving across the country, and the ‘always available’ mentality that has permeated many workplaces. We also discussed the realities of inclusivity & diversity in the workplace (we’ll do a deeper dive in an upcoming episode) and what recruiters say about how to stand out when looking for work. If you have not listened to episode 11, be sure to go back and listen to Pavel’s interview with Maren Kate. Connect with Karla Porter on Instagram @karlaporter570, Twitter @karla_porter, and LinkedIn and find Derek Cotton on LinkedIn.  We want to hear from you! Find us on Instagram & Twitter @affectedbypod or email us at affectedbypod@gmail.com.  If you like this episode, please take a moment to rate and review this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Podbean, or Stitcher and subscribe on your favorite podcast app. We strive for intersectionality, recognize that diverse voices make us stronger, and know that Black Lives Matter.
01:00:34
January 13, 2021
11: Finding Focus, Being Human, & Going Remote…RECRUITING (part 1)
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is switching jobs, or finding the perfect team member for your new startup or established business, this episode is for you. In fact, our panel of experts had so much actionable, tangible advice that we decided to release it in two parts. In part one, Pavel talks with Maren Kate, serial entrepreneur, founding partner at AvraTalent.com, and author of “Going Remote,”  the ultimate guide to finding and landing a fully remote job that you'll love. Maren shares her insights on how to find the right candidate for the right job in the new landscape of remote recruiting as well as how to stand out if you are looking for work, right now or in the future. A true entrepreneur, Maren is so passionate about remote work, she wrote a book about it during lockdown. Next week, Tamara talks to Derek Cotton, Talent Acquisition Manager at Capital Group | American Funds and Karla Porter, Human Capital Advisor. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE https://marenkate.com/ Twitter @marenkate  LinkedIn  Going Remote  The Scribe Method  Focusmate  We want to hear from you! Find us on Instagram & Twitter @affectedbypod or email us at affectedbypod@gmail.com. If you like this episode, please subscribe, rate, review, and tell a friend! --- We strive for intersectionality, recognize that diverse voices make us stronger, and know that Black Lives Matter.
44:29
January 6, 2021
10: Don’t Do It...AND OTHER GREAT CAREER ADVICE
Like you, Tamara and Pavel are looking forward to diving headfirst into the new year. We can’t wait to share new episodes, new guests, and new ways of making it work at work. But, before we say goodbye to 2020, we have one more episode chock full of helpful career advice from a few of our previous guests. And, even though the guests are familiar, the content is not. Listen in as they talk about what it takes to succeed in industries from science and medicine to fashion and real estate and everything in between. In This Episode Jeremy Muir @fntech, Melanie Hohman @mellymel5646, Johnny Camacho @johnnyverycamacho, Kate Romero @kateromeropics, Matt Lara @mattlara, Marni Epstein-Mervis @struktrstudios, Avery Antonio & Mayra Moran @mostprominentco, Charles Jay @urbane.us @thecharlesjay, Kristen Gonzalez @selvanegra_, Sabine Demain @sabinedemain, Carrie Haskins @carrie_louisa, Renato Besabe @renatobesabe, Lacey Stone @laceystonefitness, Jazzy Garcia @Jazzyvice, Melinda Hughes @thestrengthshoppe, Jenette Goldstein @jenettebras_la Tamara’s Podcasts Pick for Work & Life The 5AM Miracle with Jeff Sanders Happier with Gretchen Rubin & Happier in Hollywood How’s Work with Esther Perel Radical Candor Bonus - Just for fun Scam Goddess with Laci Mosley True Crime - Hit me up on Twitter @pinkeve & I will share my faves We want to hear from you! Find us on Instagram & Twitter @affectedbypod or email us at affectedbypod@gmail.com. If you like this episode, please subscribe, rate, review, and tell a friend! --- We strive for intersectionality, recognize that diverse voices make us stronger, and know that Black Lives Matter.
50:52
December 31, 2020
Bonus: Tis the Season...VIRTUAL PARTIES, SEASONAL WORK, AND GIFT GUIDE
Pavel & Tamara are doing their best to keep the holiday spirit alive by sharing tips on how to safely visit Santa, ideas for virtual holiday parties, and how seasonal work has been affected by Covid-19. If you are scrambling to come up with last minute holiday gifts for your colleagues, clients, or employees, we have easy gift ideas for your most loyal client and your newest employee. Merry Christmas! Santa -  Bring Santa Home & Chit Chat with Santa  German Christmas Markets - Virtual Christmas Markets / Leipziger Weihnachtsmarkt / Christkindl Drive In / Christmas Markets in Berlin GIFT GUIDE Shop Small American Express Small Business Portal  / Distinct Headwear on Etsy - Personalized hats with rush shipping, and Etsy has gift cards! Shop Local Alcohol delivery -Support small wine shops and liquor stores by ordering directly from a local shop.  Vino-Vore offers wine delivery in LA. Shop Black-owned Businesses Shoppe Black Gift Guide featuring Phillip Ashley Chocolates & Steep and Sip Teas Shop Sweets SugarWish.com / Milk Bar FOLLOW US on IG & Twitter @affectedbypod for more gift ideas! Email: affectedbypod@gmail.com
34:54
December 22, 2020
Bonus: Dealing with the Unexpected...THE PRODUCERS
In this very special episode, Tamara and Pavel take turns interviewing each other about what’s new in each of their work lives. Recorded at the beginning of November, they each talk about their recent projects, stepping into new roles, and learning a few new tricks. We want to hear from you! Tell us what career you want us to tackle next. Find us on Instagram, and Twitter @affectedbypod or email us at affectedbypod@gmail.com. If you like this podcast, please subscribe, rate, review, and tell a friend. --- We strive for intersectionality, believe that diverse voices make us stronger, and support the Black Lives Matter Movement.
01:00:12
December 11, 2020
09: Survival of the Fittest...FITNESS
Tamara and Pavel get physical this week as they focus on fitness–how Covid-19 has forced the industry to change, how trainers and gyms have adapted, and what’s next. Pavel talks to three powerful (literally) fitness experts, Lacey Stone, Melinda Hughes, and Jazzy Garcia, about their approach to training (hint: it’s not just about cardio), how they evolved their businesses during the current pandemic, and how you can stay fit while staying safe. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, an exercise addict, or aspire to be either, you’re going to love this one! Aaaand...Surprise! Lacey Stone has a special gift JUST for our listeners. You’re welcome. Meet our Panel Lacey Stone, Lacey Stone Fitness   Instagram | @laceystonefitness  Zoom Sign-Up: https://www.laceystonefitness.com/blog/ DM Lacey on IG or email Tiffany@laceystonefitness.com to redeem your gift...for a LIMITED TIME ONLY! Jazzy Garcia, Personal Trainer Instagram @Jazzyvice  Melinda Hughes, The Strength Shoppe  Free Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thestrengthshoppesocial Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/thestrengthshoppe Facebook Page Pasadena: https://www.facebook.com/thestrengthshoppestudio Facebook Page Echo Park/DTLA: https://www.facebook.com/thestrengthshoppeLA Instagram: @thestrengthshoppe  We want to hear from you! Find us on Instagram and Twitter & email us at affectedbypod@gmail.com. If you like this episode, please subscribe, rate, review, and tell a friend! We strive for intersectionality, believe that diverse voices make us stronger, and support the Black Lives Matter Movement.
59:38
December 3, 2020
08: Bring your own Audience...MUSIC INDUSTRY
If you are an artist or aspire to be one, this episode is required listening. Pavel talked to music industry pros, Ursula Sage from Patreon and Toolshed founder, Dick Huey about how Covid-19 has impacted the music industry and live performances, how artists are finding creative ways to diversify their revenue streams, and connect with fans, and why artists need to educate themselves on the business of music. Singer/Songwriter JustFrenchie talks to Tamara about how the Covid-19 pandemic and shutdown caused her to dig deep, embrace the hustle, and inspired her to create her latest EP, It’s All Love, available on Spotify, Tidal, Google Play, Apple Music, and basically everywhere. We cover everything from creativity and inspiration to how being an independent artist is more than a full time job. Frenchie talks about how she learned the business side of the music industry, turned herself into a brand and company, and became an expert marketer. Plus we’ll hear a song or two from her new album.    Ursula Sage is a product leader with an IPO track record (NASDAQ: RP 2010, and APPF 2015). She was a speaker at the 2014 Lean Startup Conference [When Failure Is a Success] and her specialties include SaaS, market validation, customer development, strategic planning, product management, solution selling.   Dick Huey's 25 year music career includes management of several music artists, which led him to take on the role of global head of digital at the independent record label powerhouse, the Beggars Group in New York city. Huey was a consultant to Spotify and led its US independent label licensing efforts prior to and during its US launch in 2011. He has also provided digital licensing and consulting services or was an early advisor to Red Bull Music Radio, SoundExchange, Jaxsta, 8tracks, The Orchard, Digital Rights Agency, Red Mountain Ski Resort, and Tunecore. Huey is currently Head of Partnerships for the Sydney-based official music credits and metadata supply company Jaxsta, a strategic digital consultant to the US independent record label Merge Records, and an advisor and strategic consultant to Techstars accelerator winner Paperchain. He is a past Executive Director of the Future of Music Coalition, based in Washington DC. He is a current and original committee member of the American Association of Music (A2IM).  Follow JustFrenchie on Instagram @justfrenchie, Twitter @justfrenchie1, and YouTube    Check out the book Dick mentioned, How to Build a Sustainable Music Career and Collect All Revenue Streams by Emily White at Bookshop.org and support indie book sellers.  We want to hear from you! Find us on Instagram and Twitter @affectedbypod or email us at affectedbypod@gmail.com. If you like this episode, please subscribe, rate, review, and tell a friend!   We strive for intersectionality, believe that diverse voices make us stronger, and support the Black Lives Matter Movement.
01:08:03
November 24, 2020
07: Pragmatic Idealists...HIGHER EDUCATION
After a bit of a break, Tamara & Pavel are back on the mic to get schooled about how COVID-19 is affecting professors, students, and staff at two Big 10 schools. We talk about Zoom teaching then and now, going back to school amid a pandemic, and how a little bit of creativity can mean a lot. As always, we looked for the positive and found reasons to remain hopeful.    To learn more about the purpose and practice of teaching, check out Nicole Mirra’s book, Educating for Empathy. The link provided allows you to purchase from Black-owned indie bookseller, The Lit. Bar and support independent bookstores.  ---  We want to hear from you! Find us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @affectedbypod or email us at affectedbypod@gmail.com. If you like this episode, please subscribe, rate, review, and tell a friend!  ---  We strive for intersectionality, believe that diverse voices make us stronger, and support the Black Lives Matter Movement.
58:30
September 21, 2020
06: The Challenge Now is Still Unknown...RETAIL
Pavel and Tamara go shopping for answers about how the retail industry is pivoting in order to stay open. Pavel talked to Jenette Goldstein, co-owner and CEO of Jenette Bras, about why the alphabet starts with “d” and how she was able to re-open her five stores safely. Rachel Michelin, CEO of the California Retailers Association shared her insights on how the retail industry in California is doing now and where it’s headed as we navigate uncertain times. --- Jenette Bras Facebook  Twitter: @jenettebras Instagram: @jenettebras_la California Retailers Association Facebook Twitter: @CARetailers Instagram: @calretail --- We want to hear from you! Find us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter @affectedbypod or email us at affectedbypod@gmail.com. If you like this episode, please subscribe, rate, review, and tell a friend! --- We strive for intersectionality, believe that diverse voices make us stronger, and support the Black Lives Matter Movement.
01:01:51
August 4, 2020
05: Community Minded...REAL ESTATE
This week, Pavel and Tamara peruse the state of real estate across the U.S. You will hear from three realtors who had to navigate a rapidly changing landscape with new rules, no rules, and conflicting guidance. Our community minded panelists share their perspectives on how the real estate market is doing right now and how understanding your strengths can help you pivot your marketing strategy. Sabine Demain Real Estate / www.sabinedemain.com / Instagram: @sabinedemain / Facebook Carrie Haskins, The Haskins Team / https://haskinsteam.kw.com/ /Instagram: @carrie_louisa / Facebook Renato Besabe Real Estate / https://www.compass.com/agents/renato-besabe// Instagram: @renatobesabe / Facebook --- We want to hear from you! Find us on Instagram and Twitter @affectedbypod or email us at affectedbypod@gmail.com. If you like this episode, please subscribe, rate, review, and tell a friend! --- We strive for intersectionality, believe that diverse voices make us stronger, and support the Black Lives Matter Movement.
54:30
July 28, 2020
04: Embrace the Hustle...FASHION
Tamara & Pavel take inspiration from four young designers who run their own fashion brands. If you want to know what it takes to make it work in fashion, or any business, this episode is for you.  Avery Antonio & Mayra Moran, Co-Founders, Most Prominent Co. Twitter & Instagram @mostprominentco / Facebook: MostProminentCo  ---- Charles Jay, Founder, URBANE By Charles Jay Charles Jay   Instagram @urbane.us @thecharlesjay / Facebook: URBANEByCharlesJay --- Kristen Gonzalez, Co-Founder, SELVA \ NEGRA   Instagram & Twitter  @selvanegra_ / Facebook: shopselvanegra --- We want to hear from you! Find us on Instagram and Twitter @affectedbypod or email us at affectedbypod@gmail.com.   If you like this episode, PLEASE subscribe, rate, review, and tell a friend!  ---  We strive for intersectionality, believe that diverse voices make us stronger, and support the Black Lives Matter Movement.
41:09
July 21, 2020
03: It’s Not Going Away...RESEARCH AND MEDICINE
Affected by... goes viral. Join us as we talk to two people working on the forefront of COVID-19, Asha Ravikumar, MD and Satish Pillai, PhD. Asha Ravikumar, MD is board certified in Nephrology and Internal Medicine and specializes in chronic kidney disease and end state renal disease. She practices medicine in Southern California and is now seeing patients with COVID-19. Satish Pillai, PhD is the Senior Investigator, Vitalant Research Institute and Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine,UCSF. He has studied HIV/AIDS for over 20 years and, like many of his colleagues, has pivoted to study the virus that causes COVID-19.     -- For up to date information on COVID-19: Johns Hopkins University, the CDC, and World Health Organization (WHO)   To learn more about Satish’s research, check out PillaiLab.ucsf.edu and cfar.ucsf.edu    Help OCCTAC provide innovative, artistic, educational and therapeutic programs that inspire and transform children, at-risk youth, adults and their families to fulfill their highest potential.  ---  We want to hear from you! Find us on Instagram and Twitter @affectedbypod or email us at affectedbypod@gmail.com.     If you like this episode, please subscribe, rate, review, and tell a friend!  ---  We strive for intersectionality, believe that diverse voices make us stronger, and support the Black Lives Matter Movement.
49:31
July 14, 2020
02: Everything Just Went Dark...PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Tamara and Pavel take a creative turn and explore the world of professional photography. Tamara talks about chasing drag queens, distance shoots, and canned wine with three LA based photographers who were able to harness their creativity and keep shooting during stay at home orders.  You can find all of the photographers in this episode on Instagram: Kate Romero is @kateromeropics, Matt Lara is @mattlara and Marni Epstein-Mervis is @struktrstudios   ---   We want to hear from you! Find us on Instagram and Twitter @affectedbypod or email us at affectedbypod@gmail.com.     ---  If you like this episode, please subscribe, rate, review, and tell a friend!  ---  We strive for intersectionality, believe that diverse voices make us stronger, and support the Black Lives Matter Movement.
38:07
July 7, 2020
01: Flexible By Nature...LIVE EVENT PRODUCTION
For the first episode, Tamara and Pavel stick to what they know best...live events. Pavel interviews three producers with over fifty years of collective experience. Jeremy Muir, Johnny Camacho, and Melanie Hohman share their insights on the live event industry and the ups and downs of making compelling events in the digital space.  You can find Jeremy on Instagram @FNTECH and online at FNTECH.com. You can listen to Johnny talk more about event production on episode 33 of the Two Guys on Set podcast.  To support the live events industry, go to liveeventscoalition.org ---  We want to hear from you! Find us on Instagram and Twitter @affectedbypod or email us at affectedbypod@gmail.com.  ---  If you like this episode, please rate, review, subscribe, and tell a friend!  ---  We strive for intersectionality, believe that diverse voices make us stronger, and support the Black Lives Matter Movement.
52:21
June 30, 2020