This podcast is a mix of all things empowerment, people who make a difference in the world, the world of cocktails and adult beverage culture and the marketing and branding behind business strategy. Listen and learn while you're entertained by our guests. Christie Lawler is the founder of CJL CONSULTiNG (a marketing agency) and The WITI Group (a nonprofit foundation that provides mentorship and support to women employed in the hospitality industry).
Jeremy is the Founder of Cocktails - The Fluid Experience, a catering and events company in Canada. Jeremy serves as a mixologist for a plethora of global brands as well as CJL CONSULTiNG's clients. He is the author behind two books, Cold Tea at Three and Invite: Cocktails, Canapés and Company and the host of The Gastro Guru launching on Amazon in 2020. Jeremy does it all, from drinks to dishes to catering through his company Invite. He can be followed on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well.
Anjali is the Co-Founder of Partender, an app-based inventory tool that reduces the time on task from hours to just minutes. As a fellow female entrepreneur, I always love learning from my dear friend and hearing her thoughts on the world. In this episode, you will learn how this dynamic woman went from wanderlust to world domination. Learn more about Anjali and her company, Partender (check out this short video) and reach out to her on Twitter and Instagram.
Jessica is the Director of Beverage Development for The Breakthru Beverage Group and a really wonderful human to know and have in your circle. She has been an inspiration to so many others in the hospitality industry over the course of her career - and perhaps she's made an even bigger impact on those same people personally... speaking from personal experience. Jessica's contagious smile and laugh is just one of the many things you will love and learn about this incredible woman while enjoying this episode. Follow Jessica on Instagram, Facebook and connect with her on LinkedIn.
Alissa is a multi-generational workplace expert, owner of Everything’s Not Ok and That’s OK, and host of Humanize Your Workplace podcast. She makes a positive impact by helping to bridge communication gaps across generations, job functions, and geographies. She has worked with organizations ranging from non-profits to multi-billion-dollar enterprises. She has delivered a TEDx talk on authentic workplace communication, and has been featured in media outlets including Forbes, NPR, ABC, FOX, and CBS. Her book, How to Listen and How to Be Heard: Inclusive Conversations at Work, is set to release next year. Follow her on Twitter!
Demitri is the Founder of Demitri's Gourmet Mixes. A serial inventor and lifelong entrepreneur, his products will "Wow" you as much as his kind nature, engaging personality and infectious smile. You can find Demitri and his products on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn as well as through his website.
Andrea is a serial philanthropist and talent manager. She spends her time building others through her work in STEAM initiatives and giving back to her community when she isn't traveling and working as Chef Katsuji Tanabe's manager. She has dedicated her life to serving others and shares the passion for humanity with everyone she encounters. Andrea's story is one of love and triumph over adversity as she lives the ideals passed on to her by her beloved grandparents. Follow Andrea on Instagram and be inspired!
Angel is the genius behind The Cocktail Portal and Bartenders Portal. She is an incredibly talented photographer who dedicates her life's work to highlighting the talented men and women who make our drinks... our bartenders. She empowers others with her work and her passion is as immeasurable as her talent. She also happens to be the official photographer for The WITI Conference and I owe her a debt of gratitude for lending herself to our foundation. She is honest, kind and always laughing. And, her altruistic nature will make an admirer out of a total stranger.
Helena is the VP of Sales & Marketing for Kelvin Slush Co. and she is always smiling. She is energetic and always looking to find a way to help others. You will learn what RSF (resting smile face) truly means when you hear her speak. And if you're lucky enough to meet her... she's even more engaging in person. She is the friend you didn't even know you had and she lives a life full of passion. Find Helena on LinkedIn!
Allison is the Founder & President of Brenne French Whisky and she radiates joy. I had the fortune of being introduced to Allison by a colleague when I was looking for a female brand owner to serve as a keynote speaker for the first WITI Conference in 2018. Within seconds of starting our call, I was enamored with her sheer positivity, zest for life and down-to-earth personality. I knew she was a kindred spirit and since then I have been fortunate to call her a true friend. Her story is incredible and her brand is simply wonderful. She makes an impact, so listen in and learn all about Allison! Follow Allison on Instagram and Facebook and follow Brenne too!
Brian Duffy may be a celebrity chef, but he's one of those genuine people who is as real and natural in every day life as he is on television. A truly nice guy and always willing to help others, teach others and support those around him. Learn more about what makes Chef tick and how he has become a force in the culinary world. Follow him on Instagram and Facebook, check out his podcast Duffified Live, enjoy his food from ArdmoreQ and visit his website!
Nichelle is the Beverage Director for The Food Hall Co. and she is the perfect example of a client becoming a dear friend. She is loved and respected by all who are lucky enough to work with her and I am blessed to also be able to call her a best friend. She is creative, brilliant and so very talented. She is a rare human and everyone needs a Nichelle in their circle. Find Nichelle on LinkedIn!
Kim is the Director of Food & Beverage for Galaxy Theatres and she is one of the most positive people one could encounter. She goes from stranger to friend almost instantly when you meet her. Kim's story and background are inspiring and every conversation you have with her leaves you wanting to learn more. Find Kim on LinkedIn.
Beth is the Director of National Accounts On-Premise for American Beverage Marketers and she is one of those people you absolutely want in your tribe. For me, she is a former competitor turned bestie. Her sense of humor, honesty and candor draws you in and is always entertaining. Beth is awesome. Be like Beth. Find Beth on LinkedIn.
Donna is known for her innovative style, her vast experience and her numerous accomplishments. In this episode she opens up to her personal story that has aided her path to success. Find Donna on LinkedIn.
Lauren is the COO of Rock The Street, Wall Street and she is an absolutely spectacular human. She has dedicated her life to the service of others. Tune in to learn more about this incredible woman, and her philanthropic history. Find Lauren on LinkedIn.
Who wakes up one day and decides to create a nonprofit while they're building a company? This girl. I found myself at a point where I knew I had to do more and I had to heal my old wounds. My path to healing has been through helping others and creating a positive space in which to focus my attention.