Shout Your Cause
Summary: COVID-19. The world responds. Hear stories from all over the world.
This interview took place on September 28, 2020. We met at a party in Nashville. So when I found out that Camilla was navigating being an art teacher during the pandemic, I asked if we could chat. She brought along her husband, Keith, also a teacher. Surprisingly, Camilla has left her teaching career and ventured full-time into an art business with her educational paint-by-number kits. Please listen to this episode or watch the video, as we had a great time talking about "all things 2020".
This interview took place on August 31, 2020. After joining a Facebook group about reopening Tennessee schools safely, I was tagged by Alisha Morris, a high school teacher in Olathe, Kansas who had spent a considerable amount of time gathering information of COVID-19 cases in schools across the country. She noticed that I was talking about collecting data, which meant we had something in common. shoutyourcause.com Facebook.com/shoutyourcause Twitter.com/shoutyourcause
Homeschooling has never been more researched than right now in the wake of the pandemic. One of my colleagues, Kimberly Charron, of GeekSchoolingGuide.com has been an amazing force behind a unique way to school our children. By finding the things they love to do, we can eliminate the dullness of learning and turn it into something our kids look forward to. Her trick? Ask yourself, "What is it I am constantly telling my child to stop doing?"
This interview took place on June 3, 2020. Like many people these days, I met Rathna online through a business group that we are both in. She has a bubbly personality and love for life that is contagious. Knowing how she’s had to pivot significantly this year to get her camp offerings online, I reached out to get her perspective on what is happening in her world. Not only is Rathna Ramakrishnan a Google Digital Coach at SmallBizUnBoxed, but she also runs a thriving children’s camp business.
This interview took place on June 25, 2020. Lindsay and I first met online before we met in person in New York City and then again in San Diego. Breaking out of the world of academia into entrepreneurship as an online course creator and mentor, she has plenty to say about how things are changing for college professors in the time of COVID. Dr. Lindsay Padilla is the ex-professor-turned-entrepreneur behind On Course Social, the dynamic prompt calendar tool, and Build a Better Beta.
This interview took place on June 10, 2020. Pip and I go back a few years. She found me in a Facebook group focused on selling techniques. Next thing you know, we met up in San Diego at Social Media Marketing World, and I’ve been a guest on her amazing online live show administered on Facebook. Now it’s her turn to speak with me about how she’s responding these days. As a Google search specialist, Pip operates her business, Seymour Digital Media, out of British Columbia, Canada.
This interview took place on June 11, 2020. After working for the UC Berkeley admissions team, Mary Grace Gardner became an entrepreneur and college admissions and career coach, who has spent over a decade helping students get into their ideal school. She guides clients across the globe in clarifying their goals, developing personalized plans, and preparing for successful careers. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two children.
This interview took place on June 12, 2020. La’Shonda has been my CFO for several years now. Like many of my business colleagues, we met online in a business class, and she traveled to Nashville to one of my in-person workshops a few years ago. With the pandemic, she’s been working solely from home.
This interview took place on June 1, 2020. Lisa has a unique perspective in that she runs an online marketing business, and she is married to a doctor who knows up close and personal how significant the pandemic is. We met in person a few years ago in San Diego after meeting online through a branding program.
This interview took place on May 28, 2020. Gemma and I met through mutual friends. With both of us having online businesses, it made sense for us to connect and collaborate. Even though Gemma is in the UK, and I’m in the US, our experiences are similar in that we’ve been trying to feel our way through navigating the challenges and opportunities in front of us and how to tackle them head on.
This interview took place on May 15, 2020. Connecting in person with Veronica at the Social Media Marketing World conference every year is a highlight for me. We both support businesses with online marketing know-how. I reached out to Veronica to find out how things are going these days in the e-commerce world.
This interview took place on April 29, 2020. I first met Sigrun in 2016 at Social Media Marketing World at an impromptu lunch. She was emerging as a well-known influencer for female entrepreneurs with online businesses and quickly rose to the top of her game. Her in-person summit in Iceland was coming up in June, and I had a ticket to go. COVID-19 had other plans. I figured the next-best thing would be to interview her for this podcast to see how she and women who work with her are responding.
This interview took place on April 24, 2020. After renovating part of her home as an Airbnb rental, Kimberly was thrilled that March and April were fully booked for with guests who were ready for the downtown Nashville museums and music. When COVID-19 hit the scene, her plans were squashed, all bookings canceled, and Nashville’s honky-tonk scene became a ghost town. She put on her advocacy hat and created the #freetn movement for Tennesseans ready to go back to work.
This interview took place on April 22, 2020. With colleges having to pivot in the middle of the semester all over the world, reaching out to Dr. Keith Carver, chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Martin, was an obvious choice for an interview. Keith and I attended Memphis State University together nearly 30 years ago. Listen to how Keith is handling the COVID-19 situation. shoutyourcause.com Facebook.com/shoutyourcause Twitter.com/shoutyourcause
This interview took place on April 17, 2020. Keaton was looking forward to his college graduation ceremony in Martin on May 2, 2020, from the University of Tennessee. He never dreamed it would be via Facebook Live instead of in-person in front of thousands of students, parents, and faculty. After losing his father to cancer the day of his final high school exam four years ago, he’s now facing an unknown path into his career as he finishes his bachelor’s degree. This is how he is responding.