THE MELROSE SHOW

THE MELROSE SHOW

By Mel Rose Bickerstaff
3 TALK TYPES. FIND YOUR SHELL PHONE:
MERMAIDS UNITE with Female Founders/Executives; The Seastars,
GODDESS CIRCLE with Wellness Experts; The Goddesses,
SYNC [SAVE YOUR NAME CONFERENCE] with Fashion/Sustainability Pros; The Naiads

Hosted by Mel Rose Bickerstaff, a professional global model and fashion designer with a financial services day job. Take a magic carpet ride explore inspiring women from around the world discussing the career paths and life experiences that have grown them. We explore unique ways to grow into business AND people that we can be proud of. Dare yourself to dream big!
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The Seastar Dream Team of Venture Incubation Creation; Eva Chan & Jane Lee

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The Seastar Dream Team of Venture Incubation Creation; Eva Chan & Jane Lee

THE MELROSE SHOW

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The Goddess of Bio-Social Anthropology; Dr. Chelsea Shields
WELCOME TO A GODDESS CIRCLE EPISODE Dr. Chelsea Shields, a bio-social anthropologist, strategic research consultant, women's rights activist, mormon, speaker, author, mother and wife and so much more, who accomplished 2 PHDs debt free by the way, pretty much defines a modern female boss. Born and raised in the Mormon community in Utah, Dr. Chelsea knew there was more to life than her community let on. She is unapologetically ambitious and rightfully so. She's changing science with placebo studies and human evolution expert work and research through her time in West Africa and in all her endeavors now. Her current book is about removing herself from social media. So no links to social with this goddess, but when she jumps back in next year, we will make sure to add her handles in here. Mel and Dr. Chelsea talk about growing up Mormon with big ambitions and all of her experiences that led her to being a strategic consultant today. She brings up some very valid and wonderful questions for the listeners while being very gracious with Mel's several run on sentences this episode. To clarify, as this episode is highly feminist charged, both Mel and Chelsea LOVE men and would not want to imagine a society without them. They simply support more females in roles of leadership throughout the world and will work tirelessly to become those women, in preservation and support of future generations and the planet. Walk through conversations of linguistic and cultural genocide, to how to win or engage in arguments with people with different beliefs, to tribalism, family therapy, acceptance of the self, skin care, and pursuing your dreams unashamed. Enjoy! Try Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. Also head over to melrosemoney for the blog on this topic as well.
1:17:46
July 2, 2020
The Goddess of Clean Water for Uganda; Barika Poole
WELCOME TO A GODDESS CIRCLE EPISODE Barika Poole, NGO executive director for Spouts is an incredible human being. Originally from Connecticut, she finds herself these days living and helping get a basic right to people in Uganda, so that they may have a fighting chance at developing economy and a safe and healthy country.  A masters of environmental engineering, educated MIT, Barika's life is devoted to making the world better for people. Barika directs Spouts with their incredible mission and wears many hats in her role. Spouts has a simple mission. They want to stop the pain of drinking unsafe water for Africa. They are starting in Uganda. Spouts produces and distributes ceramic filters to Ugandans. They've helped hundreds of thousands of people to date. Each filter costs $25 and provides clean water for 2-5 years per household. Each one of these filters has incredible benefits not just for the families but also for the planet. This saves each family the cost and the planet 2 tons of wood and 2.5 tons of carbon emissions PER FILTER! That is insane. Next time you don't know what to get someone for a birthday or holiday present, this is it.  Mel and Barika talk about her career path and experiences that led her to Uganda, the fact that we can't take "things" with us when we die, and all sorts of good book recommendations.  You can find Barika at @barikap and @spoutsofwater on IG. Try Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. Also head over to melrosemoney for the blog on this topic as well. 
52:18
June 17, 2020
The Seastar Dream Team of Venture Incubation Creation; Eva Chan & Jane Lee
WELCOME TO A MERMAIDS UNITE EPISODE Eva Chan and Jane Lee have founded an early stage venture lab called Launch Pop and they're co-founders to keep an eye on. Based in Los Angeles, they are dedicated to creating a new generation of businesses for ambitious entrepreneurs. They launch brands that "change the way we live". Their team ethos is defined by being ethicially driven, produced collaboratively, passionate, futurist, creative, fun and dynamic.  In this episode, Mel explores the unique relationship between Eva & Jane and the company they have built from scratch that is doing the same for others. Some of the brands they've build include Gem, Morning Recovery, and Rael.  These ladies encourage problem solving brands and these examples are just a few. Eva & Jane have the previous work experience, research skills, product and community building abilities, and outline for creating venture decks while connecting to investors that truly makes for the dream team. Now if only they could find clones! Eva says "There is no shortage of opportunities in this world - for anyone. There's actually more distraction. We've come to an era where because of that, commitment is very hard." Eva says to commit. To something. But whatever you do, just commit. Tune in for a ton more gems of advice from these two. Pun intended. ;)  Eva can be found on IG at @echandesigns and Jane can be found @janelee16  Launch pop is available to your eyeballs and receiving consulting inquiries at @launch_pop and www.launchpop.com Write down and download all the book recommendations and research in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. I use Overdrive to read, it is a free way to listen to and read books with a library card. Be smart with your money!
43:47
June 3, 2020
The Naiad of Fashion Consciousness & Consulting; Gabriella Smith
WELCOME TO A SYNC [SAVE YOUR NAME CONFERENCE] EPISODE Meet the wonderful and tres chic Gabriella Smith. She is an inspiring fashion industry professional on the challenging road of teaching and creating ethical closets. She is the founder of The Upcycle Project, a nonprofit organization and agency that focuses on fashion sustainability education and consulting. They dare to educate, inspire, disrupt, and change all of our lives. Their current project has created masks out of recycled materials and are available for sale on their website at www.upstylefoundation.com. Gabriella is also a TedX speaker, link below. I highly recommend hearing her out. She is also the Regional Director Elect for FGI South Florida, an international group leading global, non profit, professional organization in the fashion industry. Mel and Gabriella discuss Gabriella's experiences that created a pathway down this challenging field. Her mission started several years before "sustainable" was a common workplace term for fashion. A term that is often overused while still being underutilized in the fashion industry. She is on a wild ride to making a difference. Her childhood, life lessons, and experience as a mother have opened her eyes to the importance of setting good examples, creating smart and mindful brands, leading students and professionals alike, and creating processes for people to participate in sustainable fashion. Her kind hearted laugh and intellectual perspectives and research are just two of the many reasons you will love this episode. Her notes about how to become a conscious consumer at the end, will be lasting and hopefully drive change in all listener's lives. Gabriella can be found on IG at @gabriellasmith and her non profit is @theupcycleproject Her Ted Talk can be viewed here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKPB0uW4cto She is the Regional Director of @FGISouthFlorida Her hashtags are #ethicalcloset and #sustainablefashion Write down and download all the book recommendations and research in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. I use Overdrive to read, it is a free way to listen to and read books with a library card. Be smart with your money!
45:14
May 20, 2020
The Goddess Pioneer of Money Health, Discovery, & Mastery; Chantel Chapman
WELCOME TO A GODDESS CIRCLE EPISODE Chantel Chapman is a money mindset educator. This episode is devoted to understanding the pillars she uses to teach Trauma of Money. Her incredible conversation on how our personal traumas can subconsciously affect our earning power and relationships with money is fascinating and comes from years of Chantel's work and research.  Mel and Chantel discuss Chantel's journey to make some serious changes after many years in the finance industry. Her pivot led her to founding and becoming a part of the amazing companies listed below. Just one dream in India changed the course of her whole life, freed her from chains she almost didn't even realize she was carrying for years, and empowered her to become a woman that others could follow and use as a resource in their journey for financial wellbeing. Her message is clear, that by understanding what is limiting us, deep down, you become able to learn and grow your financial lives in ways otherwise stunted. Her peaceful and highly intellectual energy, research, and vibes will open your mind and keep you thinking for days. It's a great listen and is always an epic experience to interact with her.  Chantel is the Founder of The Trauma of Money, a compassionate approach that heals psychological traumas to create financial safety and well-being; @traumaofmoney Founder of What The Finances, a mindful literacy for people looking to get their money right offering coaching and workshops facilitator certifications; @whatthefinances Partner at The School By KP, skill-building classes for the curious and entrepreneurial, taught by creatives; @schoolbykp She is also the co-host of the @wcrpodcast for the @WIPPWellness community a platform making holistic wellness being more accessible.  Write down and download all the book recommendations and research in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. I use Overdrive to read, it is a free way to listen to and read books with a library card. Be smart with your money!
1:05:28
May 6, 2020
The Seastar Leader of Ambitious Connecting - Stef Caldwell
WELCOME TO A MERMAIDS UNITE EPISODE! Stef Caldwell is the co-founder of Manifest Her. A company providing support to ambitious women by creating a community of women who support each other's ambitions and challenge each other to take action. They provide half day retreats in Chicago and a post retreat APP and community of other women to grow alongside. Stef and Mel talk about her amazing company, how and why she started Manifest Her, starting a company with not just a friend but a teammate, friendship issues and breakups, empowering women and why it is so important to sit at a table with strangers, how to become your best version or at least get started, her new book, managing life with a side hustle and her magical "time calculator", and just all of Stef's amazing infectious energy that will lift you up and direct you to get going on creating your best idea alongside your best self. It's Seastars like her that we are grateful to share on this platform to inspire others. Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast using Overdrive which is a free way to listen to and read books with a library card. You can find Stef on IG at @bystefcaldwell and online at Bystefcaldwell.com Her Partner is Tasha on IG at @heytashafay  Manifest Her is on IG at @Manifest.Her and online at Manifest-Her.com
49:22
April 22, 2020