Modern Mogul Podcast

Modern Mogul Podcast explores cutting-edge tools for modern leaders ready to scale their impact from revenue plateaus to soaring profits and impact. Hosted by Digital Customer Experience Expert and High-Performance Leadership Mentor Marlyne Pierce. Marlyne and guests to share the newest and best practical tools, tips, and resources in Technology, Leadership, and business innovation to help established entrepreneurs and executive leaders, like you, contribute to the vision of the abundant future you were born to create. Ready to accelerate and elevate your business and leadership impact? You're in the right place!
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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
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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 

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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 

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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