128: How To Stay in DRIVE – Navigating Investing, Entrepreneurship & Being A Woman in The Workplace w/ Sarah Kunst

128: How To Stay in DRIVE – Navigating Investing, Entrepreneurship & Being A Woman in The Workplace w/ Sarah Kunst


Investor and entrepreneur Sarah Kunst always had big dreams. From growing up in small-town America to dominating the tech worlds of New York City and Silicon Valley, she has built her career being able to spot “What’s Hot?” and “What’s next?” But – what’s the story behind the story? How she able to gain access to rooms that aren’t normally open to someone that looks like her? We chat with Sarah about her #dreamdriving journey and how with an acute DRIVE and VISION for her life – she was able to build a career in the venture capital work and later as an entrepreneur.

Join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and make sure to use the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

ON THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:
– What inspired Sarah as a child growing up “in the middle of nowhere”
– How to figure out what you want
– Forward momentum
– Getting her start in the technology world
– How Sarah got recruited to be a venture capital investor
– The 3 markers of success of an investor
– Characteristics of investor-ready companies
– How do you put your raw ingredients for success together?
– Launching Proday
– Transitioning from investor to CEO
– The important thing about metrics
– Getting over fear
– Why you shouldn’t do everything yourself
– Sarah’s superstar strength
– Sarah’s experiences with sexual harassment in the workplace
– Why Sarah is committed to seeing women succeed

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MORE ON SARAH:

Sarah Kunst is founder and CEO of Proday and has worked at Apple, Red Bull, Chanel, Mohr Davidow Ventures and several venture backed startups. She is also a contributing editor at Marie Claire Magazine. Kunst was  named a Forbes Magazine 30 under 30 and a top 25 innovator in tech by Cool Hunting. She has been recognized for her work in Business Insider as a 30 under 30 Woman in Tech and Top African-American in Tech & Top Startup To Watch in 2017. Marie Claire Magazine named her a Young Gun to watch. She has written for Techcrunch, Forbes, Wall St. Journal, Fortune and Entrepreneur.com. Marc Andreessen named her one of his 55 Unknown Rock Stars in Tech.


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127: Discipline, Processes & Hustle – How To Build Your Influencership & Brand w/ Mattie James

127: Discipline, Processes & Hustle – How To Build Your Influencership & Brand w/ Mattie James

What does it take to succeed as a digital influencer (or dream driver in general) in 2018? So many of us often have a plan – or a vision/dream  – but face challenges when it comes to execution a.k.a  GETTING RESULTS. We chat with Atlanta-based Mattie James –  creator of MattieJames.com. Since 2010, Mattie has collaborated with household name brands like Macy’s, Cotton, H&M, Google and many more. With a social media following of over 175,000 lifestyle enthusiasts, the “Mattie James” brand has evolved into a 360 degree brand that includes a blog , 2 podcasts, a newsletter & YouTube channel, and a variety of physical & digital products.

Mattie talks her early #dreamdriving journey which includes moving to NYC after dropping out of college to moving back to Atlanta and re-discovering her love for writing and realizing she had what it took to become a “full-time influencer”. Mattie talks her processes/systems for staying focused &  getting things DONE. We zero in on Mattie’s keys to building an audience, the art of hustling,  profitable revenue models, networking  & relationship building tips and much more! 

 Join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and make sure to use the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

ON THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:- Mattie’s early inspirations – Remaining true and authentic  – Why entrepreneurship and motherhood work for Mattie – What happened when Mattie moved to NYC to pursue her entertainment dreams – What it takes to hustle and make it – Mattie’s transition from performer to digital influencer – How Mattie learned to become a strong online storyteller – Putting your money where your mouth is – Mattie’s keys to building your audience and staying committed – Successfully re-branding – Mattie’s most profitable income stream – Is still feasible for newbies to work with brands? – Building relationships…and more

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125: The Power of Focus, Consistency and Vision (2 Years of Dreams In Drive!)

125: The Power of Focus, Consistency and Vision (2 Years of Dreams In Drive!)

Wow! It’s been two years of Dreams In Drive already! Listen in as host Rana Campbell recaps the past year and shares her three keys to success for anyone looking to set their dreams in drive in 2018! PS – James Campbell makes another surprise appearance! Join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and use the hashtag #dreamsindrive!

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123: Find Your Path – From Medical School Dropout To Cannabis CEO w/ Dasheeda Dawson

123: Find Your Path – From Medical School Dropout To Cannabis CEO w/ Dasheeda Dawson

We are all on a journey to find our paths in lives, but what If I told you sometimes your path finds you?! The crazy journey you’re on right now will eventually make sense.There will be things in your life that you don’t understand when you’re experiencing it, but it all comes together.

Meet Dasheeda Dawson (The WeedHead)  – an ivy-league trained cannabis executive, digital growth hacker and brand equity builder. She is a corporate-to-cannabis cross-over pioneer with a mission to legitimize, stabilize and diversify the rapidly growing cannabis industry.

Dasheeda started her career journey in medical school – but 3.5 years in, decided it wasn’t for her and set off to forge a new path for herself in business. In 2016, Dasheeda officially traded in her career with Fortune 500 companies like Target and Victoria’s Secret to become a cannabis entrepreneur and industry thought leader. She is currently the Founder & President of MJM Strategy, a digital-focused strategic consulting firm. She recently became the Interim Executive Director for the New Jersey Cannabis Commission and also serves on as the Chief Strategy Officer for Minorities for Medical Marijuana. 

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ON THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:- What inspired Dasheeda as a child – Why Dasheeda dropped out of medical school after 3.5 years – Medical and care disparities for persons of color – Transitioning from medical student to entrepreneur – What to do when your resume doesn’t add up to the job you want – Why Dasheeda decided to go to business school – Why Dasheeda decided to leave corporate America – How Dasheeda got her start as an entrepreneur in the cannabis industry – Debunking some common cannabis myths – The future of marijuana legalization and more…

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122: Uncover Your Gifts & Purpose w/ Kim Coles

122: Uncover Your Gifts & Purpose w/ Kim Coles

Are you struggling to figure out what you’re supposed to do in life? Are you not feeling clarity when it comes to your vision and goals? We chat with Kim Coles – actress, comedian, author coach and speaker whose career spans over 30 years with signature roles on the ground-breaking shows Living Color and Living Single. Kim opens up about her #dreamdriving journey and talks about how she was able to hone in on her gifts of “laughter of love” to open up her life to new possibilities. She also shares what those struggling to realize their talents and stay empowered can do to start walking in their purpose.  

Kim’s work focused on guiding women on the incredible healing journey of broadcasting their brilliance by telling and leveraging their own authentic stories to inspire others to learn, laugh and leave their own powerful legacy. Join in on the conversation on social (@dreamsindrive) and make sure to use the hashtag #dreamsindrive. Enjoy!

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ON THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS: – What inspired Kim as a child – How Kim got her start in comedy – Why acting In Living Color was Kim’s “perfect job” – Kim’s difficult transition after Living Single – Discovering her gift of love and laughter and her transition into speaking – Transitioning from actor to speaker – The keys to a great speaking engagement – Why figuring out your gifts is so important – The power of sharing your story – The best gift Kim ever gave herself – How to maintain longevity in the entertainment industry – How to keep pushing yourself & remain empowered

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121: How To Create A Winning Mindset w/ Gemar Mills

121: How To Create A Winning Mindset w/ Gemar Mills

What does it take to master your mind so that you can master your life? How do you cultivate a winning mentality that will help you overcome obstacles and create possibility? In this episode, we chat with with educator, coach, mentor, Paterson, NJ native Gemar Mills  (a.k.a “The Turnaround Principal”)  about his road to self-discovery through education and how he helped to turn around schools and the lives of thousands of children in the state of NJ.   As Gemar mentions,”Your mindset will either be to your demise or your success. You have to figure out the context in which you thrive the most.”

In 2005, after graduating from Montclair State University with a Bachelors of Science in Math Education, Gemar started his teaching career. By 2009, at the age of 28, Mills was promoted to Principal of Malcom X Shabazz – one of the most troubled schools in the Newark Public Schools District, with a history of low-test scores, MXS was threatened with possibility of closure. Mills took on the challenge and fully implemented his strategy of education reform by becoming an accessible and relatable leader for the school community. He accomplished the unthinkable, by drastically improving student test scores, created a safe school atmosphere and made the students believe in their selves, the school and in education again.

Gemar’s story to becoming the Turnaround Principal is one that we all can learn from. Despite the odds against you, there always is a way. You just have to willing to do the work to find it.

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ON THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS: – Growing up in the inner-city of Paterson, NJ – How getting 400 stitches as an adolescent changed Gemar’s life –  How Gemar knew that he had a gift for motivating students – How Gemar became a principal by the age of 28 – The best “accident” of Gemar’s career – 2 Keys to making change – Working around in a turnaround school – How to gain respect as a leader – The importance of timely, accurate responses – Building the Gemar Mills brand – Building confidence and believing in oneself – The mentor that had a HUGE impact on Gemar’s life – Thinking big – Gemar’s morning ritual

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