The Lawyer Who Rocks Podcast

Joleen Hughes, founder and owner of Hughes Media Law Group, is a business badass. From music, to technology, to law, Joleen’s done it all, and done it well.

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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Joleen Hughes

Angy Merola discovered her love for accounting while desperately attempting to evade a Calculus course. But Angy was too social to be just a ‘bean counter’, so she took her financial background into operating retail businesses. With her work at Zulily, GlassyBaby, and now Kari Gran Cosmetics, Angy is a pro at keeping the checks and balances within a business. On this episode, Angy explains the importance of understanding your customer, and talks through useful and easy tricks to make the finances of a new business more efficient and understandable.

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Joleen Hughes

Emmy award winning news anchor Carolyn Douglas spent thousands of hours behind the microphone. After working for King TV for 12 years, her curiosity to be ‘in the thick of it’ drove her to start her own consulting business. Her consulting company, Carolyn Douglas Communications, gives her the flexibility to define the story for all types of businesses, from non-profits, to the City of Edmonds, and even the University of Washington. Carolyn sits down with Joleen to discuss the state of journalism, her hopes for the future of news and how the importance of curiosity is one of the most valuable tools any reporter can have.


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Joleen Hughes

Mikaela Kiner forged a career as a busy HR executive. Determined to take a more modern approach to solving HR problems, she started he own badass company, Reverb. A first-hand witness to so many instances of female inequality in the workplace, Mikaela’s brand new book, “Female Firebrands: Stories and Techniques to Change, Take Control, and Succeed in the Workplace” tells the stories of badass women from every walk of life who own their own power, diversity and accomplishments. The book also gives practical advice to help women overcome obstacles with grace and wisdom. This is a truly must-listen episode about a must-read book.

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Joleen Hughes

Tahmina Watson is the dynamic and inspirational founder of Watson Immigration Law, and is making a profound impact on protecting immigrant rights. She shares how immigration law became her passion and how the changes in immigration laws in the US have fueled her crusade to protect fundamental human rights. The author of “The Startup Visa”, and the host of her own podcast “Watson Talks Immigration” Tahmina’s knowledge and passion make this a must-listen episode. 

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Joleen Hughes

It all started when Geoff Walker put on the beloved WSU mascot “Butch” costume.  Few people have a more fascinating career than Geoff, from launching amazing brands, planning fantastic events and starting his own company, Geoff’s shares how his ability to cultivate relationships have led him to working behind the scenes at the NFL, hobnobbing with famous musicians to launching his own company.  With professional and college stadiums and event venues moving to the clear bag policy, Geoff’s company, Walker’s Lockers has become the premiere trusted bag-check partner for events all across the country.  He shares his fascinating journey and provides excellent advice on how the relationships you cultivate will lead you to places you’d never dream about.

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