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.
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Rand Fishkin started his career on a bold note: Instead of finishing college, he dropped out and launched his very first business, SEOmoz. His journey as a serial entrepreneur since has been a rollercoaster, and Rand has come out a total business badass. From working with family, to choosing mental health over status, Rand’s story is exemplary to every entrepreneur. On this episode of TLWR, Rand tells all about his newly released book, Lost and Founder, and about the success of his newest venture, SparkToro.
After decades of climbing up the ranks of corporate law, a visit to Walla Walla, Washington convinced Mike Martin there was more to life than being a lawyer. A wine connoisseur, Mike was always fascinated with wine and food culture. After his trip, Mike knew he found the perfect place for a career pivot and he opened his vineyard, The Walls. Through his amazing journey with The Walls, as well as his restaurant, Passatempo Taverno Italiana, Mike’s story proves that following your heart can pay off.
Andrew Joslyn was just a kid with a violin who wanted to play rock music. A composer, orchestrator, and multi-instrumentalist, Andrew’s passion for collaboration led him to work with a remarkably diverse group of world-class artists. From touring the world, co-writing and arranging music for the last three Macklemore albums (including the 4-time Grammy winning The Heist) to composing scores for films to releasing his own music, he has learned the importance and intricacies of the business side of the music. Combining business with art, Andrew became a truly diversified musician, which he believes is the key to success in the difficult music industry today.
TLWR’s very first guest, Megan McNally, is back for a special bonus interview! Joleen and Megan catch up on F-Bomb business and talk about the hardships small businesses are facing during the COVID-19 crisis. Megan tells the touching story of her own failed business and how she was able to pivot and start over.
Since her early days in change management, Laura Clise felt she had a social responsibility to make a difference in her community. Her badass career trek led her to make measurable impacts on diversity, equity, and inclusion everywhere she went. With this in mind, Laura founded The Intentionalist, which helps consumers find and intentionally support small businesses. With all that’s going on in the world, Laura’s wisdom could not be more timely, her passion and devotion to lifting up small business owners during the COVID-19 crisis is a must-listen as we live though hardship in our own communities. Bonus feature: Listen to Laura’s awesome COVID rap at the end of the episode!
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