Hi everyone! I did several interviews in the fall/winter of 2020 with past podcast guests on how they have navigated the business effects of COVID-19. I have had so much fun reconnecting with these past podcast guests and I am blown away by their resiliency and creative responses to COVID-19.  Each interview is around 20-25 minutes long and I will be combining these shorter style interviews into a total of 3 episodes.

The 1st episode is now live and I am so excited to share it with everyone. It includes 5 of my past guests: Marghi Walters Adzick of Addison Bay, Laura Vanderkam – Time Management Expert, Lisi Lerch of Lisi Lerch Jewelry, Neely and Chloe Burch of Neely & Chloe, and Dr. Catherine Foote of Foote Orthodontics. 

I also have 10 additional interviews with past podcast guests that I am combining into a 2nd and 3rd episode which will be released over the next couple of months and I can’t wait to share those! Hope you all enjoy!

Time Stamps:

Marghi Walters Adzick of Addison Bay: 58-second mark

Laura Vanderkam – Time management Expert: 19:50 mark

Lisi Lerch of Lisi Lerch Jewelry: 40:57 mark

Neely and Chloe Burch of Neely & Chloe : 58:49 mark

Dr. Catherine Foote of Foote Orthodontics: 1:29:26 mark

Hi everyone! I thought it would be super helpful and informative to interview a handful of my past podcast guests to see what sort of impacts COVID-19 has had on their business and how they have responded. I am doing the interviews throughout October and November and each will be 15-20 minutes long. I will then combine all of the interviews into 1 large episode that I will launch in December. As a preview of what these interviews will be like, I wanted to share my podcast with past guest Janie Winchester Paradis, the owner and founder of Jane Win Jewelry. I interviewed Janie exactly 3 years ago in October 2017 when she had just left Lilly Pulitzer and was weeks away from launching her company. Fast forward three years, Janie and I did a phone interview last Friday, October 16th and she told us all about how she has navigated the effects that COVID-19 has had on her business. Not only do I love Jane Win jewelry but Janie is one of my most favorite people—her positive energy is infectious and her persistence and grit are inspiring! Please enjoy!

Check out Jane Win jewelry here: https://janewin.com/

In light of COVID-19, I did a last-minute special podcast interview this past Monday, March 23 with Father Rob Hagan of Villanova. He is most well known for being an incredible asset to the Villanova University Community, where he is both the basketball and football Chaplain and Senior Athletic Director. He is also well known for providing valuable life lessons—my hope is that our podcast conversation will help people navigate and process the effects of the coronavirus. My favorite piece of advice is when he urges listeners to “protect” themselves and their loved ones: P: pray, R: read, O: offer it up, T: give thanks E: exercise C: check-in with someone T: take 3 deep breaths, all will be well.”

A couple of cool facts on Father Rob: Coach Jay Wright gave him the honor of being the last person to cut down the net after the 2018 Championship game. Coach Wright remarked the following about Father Rob: 

“I think every player and every member of our staff will tell you Father Rob is one of the greatest men any of us have in our lives. He has been an integral part of the program and my life, I count on him as a dear friend. Our whole team and staff attend a prayer service before every game. It starts with Father Rob doing a reading from the Bible and then a homily. He’s never talking about the game, he’s talking about life—and what kind of men we are and what kind of Christians we are. I always joke with Father: don’t make us cry before the game!!”

Coach Jay Wright

Also, if you enjoy this interview, please check out the original podcast interview I did with Father Rob in November 2018 where he provides not only life lessons but also his unique journey to becoming an Augustinian priest. Please enjoy!

Apps to check out:

Jesus Calling: https://www.jesuscalling.com/app/

Laudate App: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/laudate-1-catholic-app/id499428207