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Kate Stoltz - A NYC Fashion Designer on Growing up Amish, Reality TV, and Sustainable Fashion.

Kate Stoltz - A NYC Fashion Designer on Growing up Amish, Reality TV, and Sustainable Fashion.

June 30, 2022

Kate Stoltz is an acclaimed New York fashion designer, model, activist and non-profit CEO, and television personality. She grew up in an Amish household and was featured on reality shows “Breaking Amish, “Breaking Amish: Brave New World,” and “Return to Amish.”

Kate moved to New York City after being signed by Major Model Management NYC, one of NYC’s top ten modeling agencies. Kate went on to appear in international fashion magazines, appeared on major television broadcasts, worked in fashion showrooms, and walked in New York City runway shows.

Kate studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology where she was an honor student and a Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society member. She had the opportunity to intern with international fashion designer Cynthia Rowley and was eventually hired as an assistant product designer at Jason Wu.

Kate Stoltz NYC is dedicated to designing and producing locally, paying fair wages, and eliminating garment waste by running small productions. Each dress in the Kate Stoltz NYC collection is made to order in Kate’s studio. Kate is the CEO of Developing Faces, a 501c3 nonprofit that specializes in high-quality surgical care for children and babies with facial abnormalities living in developing countries around the world.

Follow Kate Stoltz NYC on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katestoltz/


Or visit the Kate Stoltz NYC website: https://www.katestoltz.com


Donations to Developing Faces can be made through: https://www.developingfaces.org


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Kate Broug is a published author and journalist, entrepreneur, and FAA-licensed pilot. This channel features interviews with trailblazing entrepreneurs, top athletes, and world-class performers, and follows Kate on her aviation journey.

Follow Kate on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katebroug/

Listen to Kate on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1Lk3nXA...

Read Kate’s articles in Entrepreneur Magazine: https://www.entrepreneur.com/author/k...

Visit Kate’s website & blog: www.katebroug.com

Katie Spotz - An Elite Endurance Athlete on Achieving the Impossible, The Importance of Curiosity and Staying Motivated.

Katie Spotz - An Elite Endurance Athlete on Achieving the Impossible, The Importance of Curiosity and Staying Motivated.

June 1, 2022

Katie Spotz is an endurance athlete, charitable ambassador, author, and world-record holder. The list of accomplishments to her name is long, and includes five Ironman triathlons, cycling across the country, a 325-mile river swim, running 100 miles nonstop in under 20 hours, and a solo row across the Atlantic Ocean.

Katie became the youngest and only American to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 2010 and the first person to have swum the entire length of the Allegheny River in New York state and Pennsylvania. More than $150,000 was raised for clean water projects with the row. To date, more than 43,000 people have gained access to clean water through her challenges and events.

Katie tells her story in her poignant book “Just Keep Rowing” and film “Running Home.” She has been featured in The New York Times, CBS Morning News, CBS Evening News, Anderson Cooper 360, Sports Illustrated, Glamour Magazine, The Joe Rogan Experience, and more.

Katie is currently a Lieutenant Junior Grade in the U.S. Coast Guard, and was recently named the Elite Female Athlete of the Year.

Follow Katie on:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katiespotz/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/katiespotz?lang=en
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hellokatiespotz

Or via her website www.katiespotz.com.

Get involved with Katie’s efforts and challenges for clean water supply by visiting  www.water.katiespotz.com. Donate now. 

Kit Kemp - An Award Winning Interior Designer on Her Design Secrets, Dealing with Setbacks, and Finding Your Own Style.

Kit Kemp - An Award Winning Interior Designer on Her Design Secrets, Dealing with Setbacks, and Finding Your Own Style.

May 13, 2022

Kit Kemp is the Tina Turner of the interior design world. The British Royal Family sip their teas from Kit’s custom-designed Wedgwood tea sets. Celebrities such as Daniel Craig, Demi Moore and Penelope Cruz passionately frequent her designed hotels.  

Kit is the co-founder and Creative Director for Firmdale Hotels and the Kit Kemp Design Studio. With more than 10 properties in both London and NYC, Firmdale Hotels is best known for its unique, vibrant, and refreshing interiors featuring both whimsical detail and artistic flair. 

Over the years, Kit has forged an internationally-acclaimed reputation, not only for her unique interior design, but also as a successful originator of textiles, fragrance and homewares.  

A highly-respected champion of British art, craft and sculpture, Kit has been awarded a MBE by Her Majesty the Queen, an honor Kit shares with cultural figures such as Ringo Starr, Adele and Ed Sheeran. Kit routinely collaborates with leading global design brands such as Wedgwood, Wilton Carpets, Andrew Martin, Anthropologie, Christopher Farr, Chelsea Textiles, Fine Cell Work and Porta Romana, creating collections of tableware, fragrance, furniture, fabrics, wallpaper and lighting.

Kit’s awards include House & Garden’s Hotel Designer of the Year, Andrew Martin International Interior Designer of the Year and CN Traveller’s Best Hotel in the World for Design.

Read more about Kit Kemp on:

www.kitkempdesignstudios.com
www.firmdalehotels.com

Follow Kit on social media: https://www.instagram.com/kitkempdesignthread/

Kit's book Design Secrets is available for purchase on Amazon or on www.firmdalehotels 

Col. Merryl Tengesdal - A U-2 Spy Plane Pilot on Military Service, Flying the U-2, and Defining Priorities.

Col. Merryl Tengesdal - A U-2 Spy Plane Pilot on Military Service, Flying the U-2, and Defining Priorities.

April 28, 2022

Colonel Merryl Tengesdal is a personal trainer, commencement speaker, leadership consultant or motivational inspiration, reality star on “Tough as Nails’’, and author of “Shatter the Sky.” She is a retired Air Force Colonel, veteran, and (Naval/Air Force) aviator. She has held various leadership and training positions, including Director of Inspections for the Inspector General of the Air Force.

Colonel Tengesdal is the first and only African American woman to fly the U. S. Air Force U-2 Aircraft with over 23 years of aviation and leadership experience in both the Navy and Air Force, serving in the Iraq War and the War in Afghanistan. Throughout her career, Colonel Tengesdal has logged more than 3,400 flight hours and more than 330 combat hours.

In her memoir, “Shatter the Sky,” Colonel Tengesdal shares her life lessons on everything from her career in the military, being the first and only black woman to pilot the U2 aircraft, to marriage and motherhood – and everything in between.

Colonel Tengesdal holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of New Haven in Connecticut, a Master’s in Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle and an Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from the University of New Haven.


Follow Col. Merryl Tengesdal on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dragonlady788/?hl=en


Col. Merryl Tengesdal Website:
http://merryltengesdal.com/

 

Tammie Jo Shults - An Ex-Navy Fighter Pilot on Flight 1380, Facing Death, Persistency, and Faith.

Tammie Jo Shults - An Ex-Navy Fighter Pilot on Flight 1380, Facing Death, Persistency, and Faith.

March 9, 2022

Captain Tammie Jo Shults is an American commercial airline captain, author, inspirational speaker, and naval aviator.

Known for being one of the first female fighter pilots to serve in the United States Navy, active-duty Captain Shults became a pilot for Southwest Airlines. On April 17, 2018, as captain of Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, she safely landed a Boeing 737-700 after the aircraft suffered an uncontained engine failure with debris causing rapid decompression of the plane. She saved 148 lives that day.

In Captain Shults' memoir “Nerves of Steel,’ she shares her story from growing up as the daughter of a humble rancher to breaking gender barriers and receiving wings of gold to managing compound emergencies in landing Southwest Flight 1380 and revealing insight into true heroism.

Captain Shults holds a split degree in PreMed and Agribusiness from MidAmerica Nazarene and is a Women In Aviation Advisory Board member working to empower women, especially young women, worldwide and at home.
 

Today, we discuss Tammie Jo’s “Nerves of Steel,” her experiences in the Navy, being one of the first women to fly an FA-18 Hornet and the flight in 2018 that changed her life.

Karen Dunn - A Star-litigator & Presidential Debate Prep Specialist on Presidential Debates, Persuasion, and The Traits of Powerful Leaders

Karen Dunn - A Star-litigator & Presidential Debate Prep Specialist on Presidential Debates, Persuasion, and The Traits of Powerful Leaders

September 2, 2021

Today I'm speaking with Karen Dunn. Karen is one of the US's top trial lawyers and debate prep specialists for the presidential and vice-presidential debates. She's a litigating partner at Paul Weiss in New York, one of the country's most prestigious law firms. Karen is widely recognized for her courtroom victories and is primarily known for being highly skilled at crisis management. Her clients vary from companies, high-profile individuals, and executives. Karen went to Brown University and Yale Law School. She then went to Washington as a judicial clerk for Judge Merrick Garland and Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. After her clerkships, Karen worked in the Obama White House as associate counsel to the president. Karen has been the go-to person for debate prep for several leading Democrats; she has prepared Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Kamala Harris for Presidential and Vice-Presidential debates. In private practice at Paul Weiss, Karen has been leading trial counsel for some of America's leading companies such as Apple, Uber, Amazon, and Oracle.
   

Antya Waegemann - An Award-Winning Entrepreneur and Founder of Margo on Redesigning the Current Rape Kit.

Antya Waegemann - An Award-Winning Entrepreneur and Founder of Margo on Redesigning the Current Rape Kit.

December 9, 2020
Antya Waegemann, founder of Margo, and winner of Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas award,  discusses how she redesigned the current rape kit to improve the lives of rape survivors and medical workers. 
 
Today I’m speaking to Antya WaegemannAntya is the founder of Margo*, a company that is redesigning the current rape kit and simplifying the process of gathering forensic evidence in sexual assault cases. The kit won Fast Company’s 2020 World Changing Ideas award. With a background in design, a Masters in Design from the School of Visual Arts, and a Masters in Liberal Arts from Harvard University, focusing on Corporate Sustainability and Innovation, Antya is determined to dramatically  improve the experience of rape survivors and of the medical workers who perform the tests.
 
 
Support Margo by donating via https://www.margokit.com

 
*A few months after recording this episode, Antya renamed her company "Margo." Both parties still refer to Margo by its previous name, "Redesign the Kit," throughout this episode. 
 
 
Kerry Miller - A Philanthropist, Angel investor, and Co-founder of Overton VC, on Being a Woman in Venture Capital, Philanthropy & Religion.

Kerry Miller - A Philanthropist, Angel investor, and Co-founder of Overton VC, on Being a Woman in Venture Capital, Philanthropy & Religion.

September 17, 2020

Today’s guest is Kerry Miller, co-founder and General Partner of venture capital fund Overton VC. Overton has a pulse on evolving consumer behavior and invests in ambitious, consumer-focused entrepreneurs who are building exceptional next-generation brands and services. Kerry’s extensive career includes 8 years at Goldman Sachs as a Senior Vice President and also years as a management consultant at Willis Towers Watson. Kerry has been an angel investor for more than a decade where she serves as a talent strategy advisor to early stage companies. She’s an active philanthropist, supporting NPO’s and even being the president of a national service organization. Last year she received the inaugural Elaine Winik award from the Jewish Federation of New York for her leadership in service.

Today, we speak about being a woman in venture capital and the qualities Kerry looks for when she invests.  We will also discuss how her Jewish values and traditions play an important role in both philanthropy and business. 

Dr. Pia Lieb — A Celebrity Cosmetic Dentist on her Experiences as a Refugee, Aesthetics and being a Woman in Dentistry.

Dr. Pia Lieb — A Celebrity Cosmetic Dentist on her Experiences as a Refugee, Aesthetics and being a Woman in Dentistry.

August 19, 2020

Brook Shields, Carmen Electra, and Ashley Graham are just a few of her celebrity clientele. Keeping most of the list a military secret, cosmetic dentist Dr. Pia Lieb has transformed the smiles of Hollywood's rich and famous. She’s the epitome of the American dream. Born in Romania under communist rule, Dr. Pia Lieb’s family was forced to flee the country, staying in refugee camps in Italy until they were accepted in the United States when Dr. Pia Lieb was only 7 years old. In the US, she studied cosmetic dentistry, and now she's responsible for the teeth of Royal Family members, fortune 500 CEOs, Victoria's Secret supermodels, and many more. She creates the perfect individual smile, one that needs to be customized for each person, Known as the Michelangelo of smiles, Dr. Pia emphasizes the importance of artistry and sculpting and shaping each tooth by hand.
With a state-of-the-art practice located on Park Avenue in New York City, she’s been hailed as the tooth fairy by New York Magazine and has been featured in newspapers and magazines from the New York Times to Harper's Bazaar and Elle, and has appeared on television many times. 

Today, we have a candid conversation about never giving up, about fear, about regrets, failures & successes. 

 To learn more about Dr. Pia Lieb and her practice visit her website: https://cosmeticdentistrycenternyc.com

 Or follow her on social media:
 Instagram: @drpialieb
Twitter: @DrPiaLieb

Choichun Leung — An Artist, Social entrepreneur, and a Model at Elite on Child Sexual Abuse and her NPO The Young Girl Project

Choichun Leung — An Artist, Social entrepreneur, and a Model at Elite on Child Sexual Abuse and her NPO The Young Girl Project

June 11, 2020

Originally from Wales, Choi has lived all over the world: Beijing, Hong Kong, Germany, London, and eventually New York, while, as a single mother, raising her daughter.

Choi was an assistant to the visionary pop artist Peter Max, and throughout her life has explored a range of crafts including metalwork, woodwork, music, and silversmithing. She was a recipient of the Gold Award from the Prince of Wales Business Trust, and has worked as a background artist in film animation in Hong Kong. 

In 2012, Choi started The Young Girl Project, seeking to make the world a better place by battling child sexual abuse. With autobiographical cartoon-like drawings of naked little girls, she illustrates that fight. 

And now, at age 52, Choi has signed as a model/artist with Elite Model Management.

Today, we discuss art, single motherhood, social entrepreneurship, and processing childhood trauma. 

To learn more about Choi and The Young Girl Project, visit her website: www.choichun.com or www.theyounggirlproject.org 

 Or follow her on social media:

 Instagram: @theyounggirlproject and @choichunleung @kinchoijewelry

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