Now she’s sharing what she’s learned and taking her friends along for the ride. On The Lawyer Who Rocks, Joleen chats up fellow entrepreneurs about what they do, how they do it, and what they’ve learned along the way. From founders of startups making waves in tech and media, to authors, musicians and VC’s – The Lawyer Who Rocks is amplifying their badassery with the world at large.
In the first week of this 2-part special, Kevin Lyman, a powerhouse in the live music industry, joins Joleen to talk about the root of his love for music. Growing up in Claremont, California with hippies and punk rockers, Kevin established his “challenge the status quo” motto early on in life and carried it with him into the music industry. After college, he fell in love with live entertainment and went into promoting, throwing local LA shows and taking his love for music on the road with Lollapalooza...
For Kerry Edelstein, versatility was always in her blood. Growing up, her love for all things math and media blended together to form a well-rounded, educated woman with countless opportunities. From her first internship, Kerry learned about the huge value of mentorship and team development, and carried that with her as she founded her first company. Today, she shares her experience in working with peer groups, and how mentorship from peers helped her feel secure enough to successfully launch Research Narrative, a data, research and analytics consultancy agency.
Wildworks CEO Clark Stacey thought that his career was set in academia. But after teaching a class on internet research, he fell in love with the limitless potential of the internet as an information medium. Clark began creating games for other brands before launching his own titles, including the amazing Animal Jam, one of the most popular interactive game for kids. Clark discusses the unique challenges gaming developers face, the nitty-gritty details for making it in the gaming industry and how to grow from a basement developer to a gaming powerhouse!
For Leslie Feinzaig, entrepreneurship was always deeply rooted in her family - her grandparents, father, and siblings were all self-employed. Growing up in Costa Rica, Leslie fought hard for more opportunity. Focusing on her education led her to study in London and then get accepted to Harvard Business School. She started her first business, Venture Kits, as a new mom before founding the phenomenal Female Founders Alliance. FFA started as a Facebook group meant for 25 women and grew into a 20,000-person empire. Today, passionate women at FFA gather together to help accelerate and grow female and non-binary venture capital.
On the second part of Tom Frank’s interview, Joleen dives into Tom’s path into business consulting. When he moved from working at entrepreneurial companies to leading them, Tom developed a keen sense of how to navigate the needs of the business with being a firm but fair leader. Find out how Tom has used his decades of experience to give back not only as a professor but as the CEO of a leading consulting business!
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