Meet Ivy Watts.
A former student-athlete who graduated Summa Cum Laude and was a top 30 finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. During her collegiate career, Ivy struggled daily with anxiety, self-worth and depression.
After seeking help, Ivy now promotes mental wellness and reduces stigma around mental illness by sharing her story through public speaking and her blog, Beautifully Simply You.
Ivy empowers others to speak their truths, know that they are not alone, learn the beauty of self-love and find strength to keep fighting for their tomorrows.
Meet Jon and Leandro.
Originally from Arizona, They moved to Boston to pursue professional opportunities. Soon, they created the FLKR lighter, a lighter that doubles as a fidget device.
Their mission is to enhance the traditional lighter experience, while breaking down to societal stigmas around the emerging Cannabis industry. Listen to them explain how it's possible to create and run a successful business with your best friend.
Make sure to check out their Kickstarter!!!!!!!!
I was able to unwind during the long weekend. When I wasn't grilling, I was working on the mockups for the email newsletter I'm building. Last week was a productive one. I hope to continue that this week while I work on my content calendar and social media content.
This week, the spotlight is on Jonathan Huang and Andres Giraldo.
Former students of the entrepreneurship program at Suffolk University. Jon and Andres learned the benefits of business ownership from their parents.
They're looking produce the same results for themselves.
"Thankfully in April, I went part-time. It happened kind of all of sudden and it was a moment of sink or swim. You're getting less cash in the bank, you really have to make this happen."
"That's when everything took off. When I had more time to focus."
Everyone meet Alison Rogers.
Alison Rogers is the founder of Coffee Cup Collective, a circular economy for reusable coffee cups. She joined the Moonlighters' Club to talk about her journey from Consultant to founder and why it's important for her to use innovation to help the environment
About The company Coffee Cup Collective offers a guilt-free to-go coffee without the inconvenience of a personal reusable cup.
In this standup we cover the following:
A Quarantine Status update
a 9-5 Update
A Moonlighters' Club update
Some thoughts on:
New city (DC), new job and a new batch of moonlighters to interview. I had a lot of editing and adjusting to do, but I got it done.
In this episode, I talk about the move from Boston to DC, what it took to get the podcast back on track and why NOW is the time to get serious about your passion.
(02:50) the creation of the podcast (07:24) Finding the Kirstein Business Library and the Innovation lab, (12:30) The new Moonlighters Becky Pleat, Protein Powerball, Drink pricklee, (16:00) the Baltimore trip, (19:50) Moving to Washington DC (23:20) Depression sets in (27:45) Coronavirus on the way (30:40) Time to edit and post episodes (32:27) corona and shitty employers (35:00)New Moonlighters’ Club episodes
Welcome back to the Moonlighters' Club. Our second guest, Jamerson Vincent, is an IT administrator by day and an accomplished DJ by night. Hear him talk about how he made more as a DJ in college than when he did when he first joined the corporate workforce.
Good morning and welcome to the first episode of the MoonLighters' Club. Our first guest, Shaun Bedgood is a cop by day and a stand-up comedian by night. Enjoy as we discuss everything from the police academy to the perils of stand up.