Modern Mogul Podcast Series

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Sep 6, 2018

Jessica Lee is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law, a Revson Fellowship Recipient and a Partner at Loeb and Loeb LLP

Jessica has extensive legal knowledge of emerging technology and regularly advises clients on advanced advertising strategies, from how to monetize consumer insights derived from the use of emerging media platforms, including OTT apps, social media channels, wearables, chatbots, to helping them engage influencers and leverage user-generated content to optimize data collected through social media campaigns.

Jessica also advises on global and European data protection laws including data protection strategy and compliance (with a focus on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)) the topic of today's conversation. 

The information provided in this interview is to only be used for informational purposes, does not constitute legal advice, and does not create an attorney-client relationship. If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney directly.

Sep 6, 2018

Liza Rodewald is an entrepreneur and software engineer with 16+ years of technical experience. Since 2004, she launched 3 companies in the software and services industry.  

As Co-Founder and CEO of MadSkills Liza is providing flexible work options for professionals while serving middle market companies with quality virtual talent on demand.

Find out how she stays on the leading edge while being an active duty military spouse and mother to four kiddos. 

Sep 6, 2018

Monica Mo, PhD is the founder and CEO of WellSeek, a brand and media company on a mission to dispel myths and spread truth in the health and wellness world.

She’s the Curating Editor of the WellSeek Collective and a member of the Council of Directors at True Health Initiative, a global coalition of world-renowned health experts alongside David L. Katz, Sanjay Gupta, and Deepak Chopra, and has been featured in Thrive Global and BuzzFeed.

Aug 7, 2018

From Fenty to Glossier and Birchbox the beauty industry has seen a lot of disruption in recent years. Today's special guest is Sheena Franklin who is leaping forward with a disruptive data-driven, and personalized machine learning beauty management application, Well-Kept Beauty.  Her goal is to give us full control of our skincare and beauty routines so we know what is working for us and what is not! 

In this episode we discuss:

  • Sheena's background as a Government Relations Strategist in DC [6:50]
  • Beauty policy trends and marketplace shifts causing industry disruption [9.50]
  • How she developed and validated the Well-Kept Beauty app concept [20:20]
  • The truth behind what it takes to build and take your prototype to market [24:50]
  • Her marketing approach leading to the launch and how you can be an Ambassador [38:23]
  • Sheena on leadership philosophy, failure, building a startup team and what fuels her faith [42:33]

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Aug 1, 2018

Modern Mogul was formed on the concept of bringing modern and ancient ideas together from technology to yoga and from innovation to intuition and intention. This is why after taking some of Rev. Jagadisha's classes I knew we had an aligned perspective and I invited him to talk with us on the podcast from his wealth of knowledge and experiential wisdom in yoga study and teaching for over 2 decades. 

In this episode we are talking about: 

  • How he felt called to be a yoga teacher and share the practice with his community 
  • His definition of yoga and why it matters in the yoga room and in the boardroom 
  • How to apply yogic teachings and ancient practices to daily life 
  • His thoughts on our social climate and how to approach sensitive and triggering conversations 
Jul 24, 2018

Monica Snyder is a businesswoman, Chief Nerd and Co-founder at Fearlessly Social, on a mission to make a difference while living her best life. As a Serial Entrepreneur and the Engineer behind several Saas companies, Monica's software has helped over 12,000 entrepreneurs scale their business using software and systems.

Monica is nothing short of strategic, smart and driven. In this interview, she is sharing from her experience:

  • How to stay motivated in the face of setbacks [10:15]
  • How she came to be building bootstrapped Software companies that leverage her strengths [13:20]
  • How to think about hiring and effectively leading a high-performance team [30:05]
  • What to consider when choosing and working with a Co-founder[34:10]
  • Monica's lessons on leadership, success rituals and growing her business without VC funding [40:00]
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Jul 10, 2018

ANGEL QUINTANA is a business mentor, metaphysician, holistic health practitioner, and founder of the Holistic Fashionista umbrella brand formed with the mission to support and build up holistic leaders of tomorrow to share their message with the world. She is passionate about sharing her sacred rituals and grassroots business and marketing strategies through her trademark concepts Signature System® and Kismet Client®.  

In this episode, we are talking about:

  • How Angel chose the bold market niche of Holistic Leaders and her service offerings before it became a trendy 
  • Her thoughts on what it really takes to be a successful entrepreneur and whether you need to be “born that way” 
  • We also get behind the real reason Angel got her tattoos and their deeper meaning (~24:54)

Tools & Mentions 

Holistic Fashionista Magazine

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

Jul 2, 2018

Merlyne Jean-Louis, Esq. is the founder of Jean-Louis Law, P.C., a New York-based law firm that focuses on business, entertainment and immigration law.

She has provided counsel to entrepreneurs and creatives, including social media influencers and tech startups. She also writes a legal blog for entrepreneurs at

Not sure what to consider related to IP (trademarks and copyright) law? Tune in now:

4:03: Merlyne's backstory of how she started in law and the inspiration that helped her to open her own firm
9:50: Why the law tends to lag behind new technology and how lawyers approach those cases
11:01: How to think about copyright, nondisclosure agreements and trademark laws and what each covers
17:03: Can you reserve your trademark or protect it before you start using it broadly or making money from using it
19:30: What can happen if you don't properly research and protect your trademarks and basically why trademark laws were created to protect customers
24:30: Merlyne answers questions about how intellectual property law is defined, how you know if you need an NDA, and what each protects
34:50: We cover some of the other legal matters for which you may want to secure a lawyer
37:04: How Merlyne thinks about leadership, continuous learning and collaborating with others
41:01: One healthy cult we both agree can be essential to being modern moguls and why we both love to travel
44:17: How Merlyne keeps a positive and radiant energy and what makes her a Modern Mogul

Jun 20, 2018

Mona is an English major turned Software Engineer turned Entrepreneur. She is now the founder of Bra Theory, a made-to-measure bra company that will solve your problems with bras. When she's not working on Bra Theory, Mona is either working relentlessly on self-introspection and self-growth... or skiing, dancing, singing, and being holistically human.

In this episode, we are discussing:

1. How Mona came to find the problem with bras and decided to do something about solving it
2. How she views customer development and the impact it has had on her market positioning, pricing and MVP decisions so far
3. You'll also hear about her daily success ritual and leadership mantra and her perspective on imposter syndrome and talk to male VCs about her work
Paul Graham 
Steve Blank - Customer Development

Jun 10, 2018

Nechelle Bartley is a seasoned Financial Strategist and Project Manager with 19+ years experience in her niche. She is the founder of Money Basics where she empowers female entrepreneurs to become true CEO's of their money.

In this episode, we talk about common pitfalls for women and entrepreneurs and money and how to start overcoming them. Nechelle's experience on being a woman in business and her bigger mission. We also get an inside look at her thoughts on leadership and listens learned that she wanted to share. Tune in! 

Sponsor - Modern Mogul HQ

Links mentioned 

Money Basics Website 


May 30, 2018

Show notes and talking points:  

  • 2:30: How Anna got on the personal development path and why redefining success is important right now
  • 5:30: What Anna found out about men and the difference between feminine and masculine that led her on this quest
  • 11:40: Alpha female syndrome and its perils 
  • 14:30: How women can stay ambitious and still embrace their femininity 
  • 16:00: What is Anna Rova’s leadership mantra for uncertainty
  • 26:00: A defining leadership failure and what Anna learned
  • 40:00: Women who run with wolves and why this is such a powerful book that inspired Anna’s Girlskill branding
  • 50:00: Anna’s “wow customer experience” and key takeaways to implement in your business 

Resources mentioned:

May 14, 2018

Marlyne, reflects on the last two seasons and kick-off the themes and focus areas for the next season of the podcast.

The Gig economy and future of work 
Multiple streams of income 
Tech innovation and culture 
Personal reinvention 
Gender roles and changing culture 

twitter: @marlynepierce 
Instagram: @modernmogulhq

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May 14, 2018

With modern movements taking aim at the way "things have always been" and raging a war on authority figures with the #metoo and #timesup hashtags and movements, now is the time to go back and dust off Sheryl Sandberg's 2013 book "Lean In: Women Work and the Will to Lead"

In this episode, Marlyne is talking about the 3 main takeaways from the book and why they are most relevant in 2018. Points include: 

  1. How to leverage perception to your advantage 
  2. Seeking out true partnerships and support to reach your potential in business and career 
  3. Don’t leave before you leave and why this applies to all areas of life 

Bloomberg Lean In Article

Oct 31, 2017

Jess Neary is the founder of Nurture with Nature Home Designs where she helps homeowners create living spaces that are functional, supportive, and inspired by nature. Jess delivers client results by combining energy healing Feng Shui and infusing nature to help enhance their homes and lives. 

In this episode, we talk about why our homes are a direct reflection of ourselves, how our living spaces can plan a role in our health, wealth and fulfillment and go deeper on some of the does and don't of home design and feng shui principles to create wealth and abundance. 

Oct 19, 2017

Marian Bacol-Uba is an Asian-American social entrepreneur, speaker, and author on a mission to inspire minority women to build a life of their own design. Marian uses her experience and triumphs over abuse, drugs, and debt to share a unique perspective that motivates others to transform their past trauma into triumphs.

Marian is a former Chapter President of Project by Project/Plate by Plate Los Angeles and has contributed to Channel LA-18, CBS Los Angeles. She has also been featured in Miami Under 40 and on various podcasts.

In today’s episode, we talk about her background and transition from corporate work to a business that fulfills her passions and uses her expertise, how she triumphed over her past trauma and now sees it as a fuel for her work and how to make an impact by using your difference as an advantage.

It’s an inspiring story and we both share stories about some of the myths, stereotypes, and methods for how minority women can start to see things differently to make a significant change in how we are represented and how we contribute in the modern marketplace. 

Access Marian's free pdf to start transforming your trauma to triumph:

Episode details:  

2:30 - Marian’s corporate background in marketing and how she came to quit everything and start a new path against the disapproval of others

3:58 – What is Fire fuel and how you can use it to empower your purpose and process beyond surviving to thriving

6:50 – How she found the courage to break through the status quo by using her childhood trauma as Fire fuel and reject the idea of failure

12:13 – How yoga helped her to recognize that looking at herself in debt and abusing drugs to peel back the layers and become a voice for others was a driver for her blog and vlog

15:50 - Why the message of being a modern mogul is so aligned with Marian’s mission around bring cultural awareness and a viewpoint to the public. We need more women like Marian to setup. A rising tied rise all boats.

18:50 – The steps that Marian took to go through from Trauma to Triumph starting with mindset, inner strength and being present

22:15 - How women and minorities can use their differences as an advantage or opportunity to make a standout and make a difference

25:30 – The stereotype of minorities and women that we need to be aware of and overcome by changing our mindset and approach

Oct 11, 2017

Kara Melendy is a Spiritual Mentor, Business Coach and Founder of the Spiritual Goddess Movement where she helps entrepreneurial clients to release limiting beliefs and create the space to attract more soulful clients and generate more revenue in their businesses. In this week’s episode, we discuss

  • The Archetypes of the goddess and how you can use them to show different facets of your personality in your business 
  • How you can use emotional freedom technique (EFT) to release limiting beliefs and achieve your business and personal goals
  • Why balance and inner knowing is a key factor to success and business building

Episode details:

2:30 - How she came to embraced spiritual approaches in her work and meld it into her business along with her talk psychologist background to create a personally aligned coaching business 

8:40 – How EFT helped Kara overcome her limiting beliefs and why being your most aligned self in business and life can help you achieve your goals faster

11:02 – The 4 core energies of the Goddess Archetypes and how connecting to aspects of each can enhance your intuition, strength, playfulness and nurturing qualities

24:20 – How to recognized your primary archetype and use all the faces of the goddess to balance your approach to work and play even if you are an ambitious and high-achieving leader (key to avoiding burnout)

27:30 -What exactly is EFT and the key benefits of tapping on your acupressure points to change your emotional and energetic vibrations and help you identify limiting feelings, worry and anxiety 

31:17 –How do you know when you need to work with a coach or mentor to go deeper and unveil blind spots and explore what comes up and/or accelerate the EFT tapping process?

40:10 - The top limiting beliefs and stories that women starting out in business tell themselves about being visible and having abundance in the present moment and what to do about it

Get Kara’s EFT Client Attraction Video Series here for free here:

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Oct 4, 2017

Dixie Lincoln-Nichols is a wife, mom, Biological science educator, author, certified self-care & wellness connoisseur and entrepreneur. She is the founder of Inside Outer Beauty Online and Global Women’s Self-Care Day, which celebrated its inaugural observation on July 19th, 2017. She has been featured in media outlets such as Redbook, Natural Health, Instyle, Working Woman, Huffington Post, and more. Dixie is a health and wellness coach, educating and inspiring women to rediscover their passion and purpose through the practice of self-care.

In this episode, we talk about Dixie’s journey to entrepreneurship, how you can bring more practical self-care into your life to how to unapologetically enhance your health and beauty inside and out.

Episode Details:

2:20– Dixie’s background and how she came to be a founder and self-care connoisseur by being inspired by her grandmother and merging her love for science, creativity, and the human body
7:17 –The burning desire and deeper calling that lead Dixie to make the shift, go on a self-care sabbatical and ultimately pursue entrepreneurship
16:02 – The 3 step triple-A process to developing a self-care practice that will help you develop a solid and effective foundation to thrive in all areas of life
23:30 – Why women have to be more conscious and focus on self-care even more in the modern marketplace, regardless of what others may expect.
28:30– How Dixie became the Chief Self-care Connoisseur and how you can become one in your own life 
35:01 – How to choose the physical fitness activity that works for you based on your life phase and energy levels (hint: It starts with listening to your body!)
41:21 – Dixie’s book writing process and how she committed to the process believing that she would get it done in 6 months while making it personable and connecting her content with her audience 

Connect with Dixie on her rebranded website at and

Sep 26, 2017

Gladys Ato, Psy.D., is a personal growth expert, speaker, author, and strategic mentor to the next generation of thought leaders. After a successful career as a higher education executive leader, psychotherapist, and consultant, she founded Bridging Consciousness, a personal development website that helps you rise above life's challenges and step into the limelight of your life. A recognized Latina leader, she's featured in Hispanic Executive, Profiles in Diversity Journal, NPR, Thrive Global, Harness Magazine, and other publications. 

To receive a free workbook full of psychology-based strategies that help you apply The Good Goodbye approach to your life, visit

Episode Details:

1:45 - Dr. Gladys' background and the core value that was instilled in her as a child that led her to her current work
4:04 – The one trait we all need to succeed in life, love and work and how we can all tap into it now to thrive in times of change
6:20 – How we can all become more adaptable and come through hard times stronger and happier, without a one size fits all formula 
8:24 - Why the Good Goodbye is different from other work around endings and change
9:31 - Dr. Gladys’ personal experience and the big aha moment that led to her realization the Good Goodbye approach 
12:23 - The actionable definition of acceptance and how to realize you can do it in this moment regardless of your situation 
16:20 - Her research findings on the stories we tell each other about goodbyes and how to deal with change and loss or grief
18:02 - How the way we talk about goodbyes in our culture has influenced the way we avoid and deny a necessary part of the change process 
20:10 - The Good Goodbye book approach to change and loss and how it can help us rewrite our collective beliefs around goodbyes for the better
26:40 - How Dr. Gladys got the inspiration to write her book and finally committed to the process 
30:12 - The 5 critical steps she took in the book writing process to complete it without losing sight of her audience and the one thing to NOT do if you are self-publishing 
36:01 - How a series of personal losses and goodbyes proved that her principles work and could have a massive impact on others.
38:28 - How to connect with Dr. Gladys and get engaged with her community who are changing the meaning of goodbyes in our collective

Other Mentions:

Harlow's monkeys:

Women's bodies and Women’s Wisdom author:

Sep 19, 2017

Megan Dougherty is a digital marketing strategist and co-founder of One Stone Creative. She specializes in helping entrepreneurs launch into new marketing platforms like podcasts, videos, telesummits and online courses. She has worked with hundreds of businesses owners in a wide variety of industries over the last 8 years and believes that there’s always a way to get to where you want to be, even if it isn’t obvious at first.

In this episode, we are digging into how you can develop a stellar content strategy to create your own authority platform and how to launch a book for maximum impact using communities, partnerships and other out of the box tactics. Get more details and a checklist here: 

Episode details: 

1.50: Megan’s backstory and how she came to be a co-founder in her digital agency
4:01: How to create and audit your Master Content Plan with two simple questions 
6:50: The one social media platform we both decided to opt-out of and why you can pick and choose your favorite for maximum return on time investment
9:40: How to put social media in its rightful place as a channel in relation to your business assets
12:30: Why your goals should evolve as your business grows and when to consider scaling your efforts
14:55: Why you need to develop a specific plan for your business and audience goals
16:54: The golden ratio of how to balance the social and business aspects of your platforms 21:50: How to think about content in your relationship building funnel for major leverage
25:50: How to implement a promotional book strategy and launch it to massive market success 
27:29: How to use a book as an authority platform whether you are newly starting out or going pro 
30:50: Out of the box strategies to plan and launch your book to market success using partnerships and your community 
32:01: Crowdsourcing platforms and other strategies to generate buzz and income from your book
37:02 – Megan’s tips on how to avoid a common business mistake many high-achievers make 

Sep 13, 2017

Naama Barnea-Goraly M.D. was trained in child and adolescent psychiatry and worked as an Instructor and brain researcher at Stanford University. Results of her work were published extensively in leading psychiatric and neuroscience journals and presented at international conferences.

In the course of her work she became interested in gender differences in social cognition, and the significant benefits strong friendships offer, especially for women.

No stranger to the challenges of long-distance (girl)friendships while raising 3 kids and managing a demanding career, she is on a mission to help women keep their girlfriends in their day to day lives no matter how busy or far apart they are.

This mission led her out of the lab and into the real world to create “Telle” (pronounced “tell”), an app designed to be “The next best thing to teleporting your girlfriends whenever you crave unfiltered girltalk”

In this episode, we talk about female friendships, why it is so important for your physical and mental health, why we crave female friendships (spoiler, it’s in your genes), and how Telle will help you keep your girlfriends close. We also chat about what it's like to make a major career shift from scientific research to entrepreneurship.

Find more information on the Telle app and learn how to download it (for iOS and Android, free):

Episode details:

2:20 - Intro to Naama and her professional background in brain science research and why no career experience is wasted 

5:18 - The fascinating research findings that got her thinking more about the importance of female friendship, fueled the passion for her work and influenced the features and functionalities in the Telle app

12:20 - The impact of social evolution on how women love to communicate with each other and develop close personal relationships

16:21 - How the Telle app was birthed and the research that influenced the creative process of designing it so the experience is more intimate than communicating with friends on other social media platforms

20:50 - The key research question Naama asked to get to the core of what her potential users wanted

22:18 - Why Naama has a generally positive view on social media with some key caveats for users

29:30 - Naama’s advice to other entrepreneurs on how to navigate the emotional roller coaster that can be a natural part of the process

Sep 6, 2017

Camille Virginia is the founder of Master Offline Dating. She has a unique talent and incredible passion for creating instant, in­-person connections and building authentic relationships. Camille helps singles who are burned out with online dating and apps to find love in their own lives by providing the key skills to boost social confidence, create romantic connection, and find lasting commitment in the real world.

Camille's work has been featured in magazines such as Bustle, YourTango, Elite Daily. She has also been on various radio interviews and facilitated workshops in Chicago. 

In this interview we are talking about:

  • How to talk to men without compromising your femininity
  • Every woman's little-known secret communication weapon and how to use it
  • How to get what you want from men through strategic communications

Podcast Details

3:30 - The key reasons women don't attract men offline and what to do about it 

4:30 - How Camille starts the process when helping clients to build more confidence 

6:15 - How to recognize the stories that are no longer serving us

8:30 - How to address your feelings so you can embrace more self-love and confidence with your communications 

10:30 - How to start recognizing your authentic self so you can become more you

15:28 - The differences in men and women and how women can capitalize on it with their secret weapon 

18:28 - How to define your own femininity in a world of boss babes, girl bosses and modern moguls

22:00 - One key tip from Camille's HR days on how to be more powerful in any interaction as a man or woman 

23:42 - Some tips for meeting men offline that you can put into action today.... number 3 made my ears perk up! 

29:30 - Discover what guys really think about women who flirt in a feminine way  

Get Camille's free gift "Dating App Detox: The Ultimate Guide To Getting a Date Without Going Online":

Other websites mentioned - 


Mar 30, 2017

In this episode, we discussed how to Find Abundance with Ease with Mindset and Money Management expert Simone Craig. Simone has over 20 years in Financial Services,15 years studying the law of attraction and has a true heroine’s journey from public accounting auditor to singer-actor and then leveraging her tools to build a 6 figure business. She now teaches LOA and mindset as a speaker, workshop facilitator, and mentor for women entrepreneurs who want to create big abundance breakthroughs in a short amount of time. 

Show title: Abundance with Ease
Simone’s website at
Free Gift:  

Feb 13, 2017

Perpetua Neo – London - Physiologist and coach to high-achieving women who have panic attracts anxiety and trauma from abuse. Perpetua experienced and overcame struggle and pain of abuse in her own life and now helps others to do the same. In this episode, she shares with listeners her story of being a spy, coaching at 19, and then becoming a psychologist. Perpetua also defines what a panic attack feels like and gives her best tips on how high achieving women can deal with anxiety that comes up in modern life. I fangirl over her mystical Instagram profile a little in the beginning, but we do get to some good stuff. =) Tune in!

Perpetua’s Website:
Free Gift:
Resource mentioned:

Feb 13, 2017

Kimberly Ramsawak, Pennsylvania - Do you want to become a Professional Jetsetter and get paid to travel the world while engaging in a career that leverages your expertise and delivers more JOY and fulfillment? Yes! Of course, you do.  
So I had a chat with Kimberly about her journey through undergrad and grad school to becoming an expert in this space. We also talked about to leverage your experience to transition to a new career, and the process of reinvention while launching a new chapter of your life or business. We also get a special treat from the momtrepreneur life at the end of this recording. Tune in! 

Show title: Become a Professional Jetsetter
Kimberly’s website:

Free Gift: A guide on how to become a Jetsetter and get paid for it is at:

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