Hi everyone! Super excited to share my conversation with my friends Kimberly Caccavo (56) and Kate Nowlan (40). In 2013, these two amazing women co-founded GRACEDBYGRIT: an athletic apparel company based out of San Diego. Throughout our conversation, Kimberly and Kate tell us all about life before GRACEDBYGRIT and share their GRITTY stories, such as when Kimberly lost her first husband to cancer at age 30 and when Kate went through a divorce at age 29. But don’t worry, there are silver linings to these GRITTY moments!

We then dive into their incredible entrepreneurial journey of launching GRACEDBYGRIT. They tell us all about their unique brand,  how it’s different from competitors (i.e., lululemon), how they overcome the naysayers, how they juggle working full time with kids, what they have learned about investors, and so much more. I hope you guys enjoy our conversation as much as I did!

Books:

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Website:

https://www.gracedbygrit.com/

Hi everyone! Super excited to share my conversation with my friend Holly Finigan. In 2012, Holly founded The Nantucket blACKbook, a modern-day guide to Nantucket based on trust and genuine marketing. As always, we get real in our conversation! We talk about Holly’s years before Nantucket blACKbook—when she traveled the world (St. John, Argentina, New Zealand and Hawaii) and her bartending days where she learned a ton of life lessons (i.e., the art of hustle, patience, people skills and mastering difficult situations).

Holly then tells us the story of when she launched Nantucket blACKbook. We discuss how it disrupted the media industry in Nantucket, how she persevered against the naysayers, her “ah-ha” moments, how she has built genuine trust and friendships with her clients and so much more. Holly was also kind enough to share personal stories, such as when she lost her mom just around 4 years ago and how she recently had open heart surgery just 10 weeks ago!

Through these adverse life experiences, she is able to be a true model for listeners that may be going through similar hardships. I hope you enjoy Holly’s stories as much as I did!

 

Books:

The Secret by Rhonda Bryne

The Magic by Rhonda Bryne

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz

Website:

http://nantucketblackbook.com/

Instagram:

@nantucketblackbook