2017 in Review- Episode #38

Last Orlando Lady Boss Podcast of 2017 coming at ya! I will be taking some much needed time off the last few weeks of December to spend some time with my family and friends, and I hope you are able to do the same.

The Orlando Lady Boss blog and podcast started because of a desire I had to talk to women I could see myself in. There is a certain type of power to hear stories from women who are my neighbors, friends, community leaders, and businesswomen who could share how they are making an impact in their own communities. It inspired me to reach for more.

Hear more from Nicole Higgins and how to make a local impact.

When I began the podcast at the beginning of this year I had no idea where it would take me. However, as I began to interview amazing women who live right here in the Orlando community, I saw that there is so much that can be done right in your own community to make a difference. .

Hear more from Ashley Cisneros Mejia and Dealing with Transitions 

In this episode, you’ll hear clips from 10 women I have interviewed this year. It was so hard to choose which clips I wanted to share and from whom. So I don’t want to call this a “best of” review because there really are nuggets of inspiration sprinkled into every episode I recorded this year. I encourage you to listen back on the past episodes to find one who you resonate with.

In this episode, you’ll hear clips from the following Orlando women I interviewed in 2017:

Next, I want to give a huge shout out to Kitlife Planners, our first sponsors on the podcast and an Orlando women-owned business. The planners over at Kitlife are amazing and I can’t wait to use mine in 2018!

Hear more from Bonnie Lewis and how to build a passion-based career.

I also want to give a giant shout to a friend and co-collaborator Erica Jacobs from Pixadactyl who has been such a great resource this past year. In fact, you can see her handy work in the Orlando Lady Boss logo, and over in the Orlando Lady Boss T-shirt store. Thank you, Erica, for everything you do!

Finally, I want to thank you, my listeners and readers. Everything I do is possible because of you!

Until next year, stay strong and go out and make an impact in your world!


Spread your Passion with Nicole Dupré – Episode #37

We are back with another great episode! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving with plenty of food and company.

Today’s guest, Nicole Dupré, is the founder of Opera del Sol, an immersive production company right here in Orlando! She is all about bringing Opera to Orlando in a way that is fun, unique and new. I have to say, after speaking to Nicole, her energy made me want to check out her first production of Opera Wars which opened this past weekend (note I paid for it 100% out of my own pocket). The show was absolutely phenomenal! This is definitely an event you want to keep on your radar as Opera del Sol’s season progresses this year!

Also, you can catch the next performance of Opera del Sol with their Messiah Sing-Along on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 2pm at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in St. Cloud.

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Feed Hope Now with Second Harvest Food Bank–Episode #36

Today on the Episode, I’m talking with two wonderful women from Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Sasha Hausman is the Director of Philanthropy and Kelly Quintero is the Director of Advocacy and Government Relations. Together, they work as advocates for Second Harvest’s many programs.

In our episode, we discuss what food insecurity is and how you can help Second Harvest feed the hungry population in Central Florida. Plus, there are so many other programs they facilitate too.Continue reading


Bring Love to the Table with Barbara Lezcano—Episode 35

Today’s episode features Barbara Lezcano, owner of Sweet Babs© Sauce, a Mojo, multipurpose sauce. Barbara grew up in Miami and is the daughter of immigrants. She was adopted when she was 12 days old. She started Sweet Babs© Sauce as a way to share her family’s story and to “bring love to the table©” for families everywhere. Our interview goes over how she came up with the idea for the sauce, what the process is like to bring a food product to market, and why supporting small product-based businesses is so important.

Currently, Sweet Babs© consists of two sauces: Mama’s Mojo and Papa’s Mojo. The Mama’s Mojo sauce is based on her grandmother’s classic recipe, while the Papa’s Mojo is infused with ghost pepper for a bit of a kick. You can find her sauces at Chamberlin’s, Lucky’s Market, Ancient Olive, Petty’s Meats, Orlando Meats, and many other retailers in the Central Florida area.

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Become Video Savvy with Michelle Burdo–Episode #34

Today my guest is Michelle Burdo, a media training specialist. She helps business owners and marketing departments sharpen their video presentation skills both for news outlets and now social media videos.

With Michelle’s background as a news anchor, she is able to educate clients on how to pitch to media outlets, how to get their message across confidently and concisely, and how to use live video on social media to grow your business. If you have been thinking about using video for your business but aren’t really sure what you should be doing, this will be the perfect episode for you to dive into.Continue reading