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I started this podcast with my dear friend Mondi, but she decided she’s happy, for now, to be home with her gorgeous kids. So, I’m flying solo. Greatness Adjacent is a mini deep-dive with people around me who are doing all sorts of inspiring things. I want to hear about their journeys, what the road to here was like for them. I love it all: the failures and missteps along the way that lead to the best pivots, the successes that came later, the discovery of an unexpected calling when life ser ...
 
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Daisy is an MVP of my life. She’s an actor, a comedian, a voiceover artist and now show creator, writer, executive producer, BAFTA nominee, BOSS. She found her strongest stride yet as a woman in her 40s with 2 young children. I love her. In addition to her gigantic talent, no one is more real or more fun. Forever my girl, forever want some of what …
 
I love the Capano sisters big time. Christy was on before, and now I got this real-life hero. If you were writing her as a character, her accomplishments wouldn’t be believed. The idea of a Nurse Practitioner getting her doctorate (with degrees from Georgetown and Johns Hopkins no less), Licensed, Certified Midwife, Longtime Acro Yoga practitioner/…
 
From a baby violinist to a tiny dancer falling in love with ballet at 6 years old, to becoming a world-renowned painter, Lydia has never not lived an artistic life. She’s a tremendous, unstoppable creative force. Nothing has derailed her being able to express herself with her particular genius-not injury, not initially having very little money, not…
 
Kim sculpts bodies, minds, and spirits. She's a master Pilates instructor, founder of Physical Perfection Pilates. Check out her IG (@physicalperfectionpilates) and you'll see why this is the perfect name for her studio. She's a life and wellness coach as well. Her beauty, joy, and power make her a personal icon to me. Her private client list is fi…
 
Deva Dalporto is one of the nicest human beings I’ve ever met. This beautiful, smart woman is an actress, a writer, a painter, a mom, and an accidental influencer. She does them all so damn well too. She created a parody video in 2013 that went viral and continues to create hilarious, relevant content that resonates with parents across the globe. C…
 
Suze is a brilliant entrepreneur who was the pioneer in making meditation accessible to everyone. A former fashion editor, Suze is the founder and creative genius behind Unplug Meditation. There are 2 gorgeous studio locations in Santa Monica and West Hollywood, and she developed an app from scratch. Her teachers are the best in the field and she h…
 
Dave Stine can build one-of-kind, custom pieces for your home. He builds them out of lumber from his family farm that rests on 1,000 acres. But he can also sew. And, his college job was as a diesel mechanic because he speaks cars too. Oh, and he’s an attorney, NBD. Essentially, he’s a unicorn. Dave is an absolute gem of a guy. His work is beautiful…
 
Megan Ferguson is everything I imagined her to be and more – hilarious, smart, talented, beautiful, honest, and all about action over apathy. From her upbringing in the South to ballerina to actor to becoming a mom and a good human, she’s real, down to earth, and has the most winning way about her. We talk about her career, how she deals with anxie…
 
Christy Capano is a fantastic interior designer currently working on a dream project in Italy. Her family is Italian and she felt Italy calling her. She up and moved to Florence nearly 2 years ago to work with a couple who purchased a working farm and then painstakingly renovated the foundations of it. Christy gets to transform the inside, drawing …
 
Big Deal alert for me. Alison Van Pelt is a contemporary artist of exceptional everything. Her skill, her eye, her signature magic blur, her paintings feel 3-dimensional and alive. She’s a treasured American painter who was always drawing as a child but never thought it could be a profession. Her story is such a good one. She shares how, first, Fra…
 
This gorgeous woman can transform anything you wear into clothing gold. With a long roster of top stylists, mega A-list performers and the best couture fashion houses coming to her for help, she’s built her business, Studio Unbiased (@studiounbiased), into the go-to atelier for adaptations, collaborations and custom designs. She’s self-taught, ther…
 
Whitney Leigh Morris (@whitneyleighmorris) lives tiny but mighty. Her home is a rental cottage called The Tiny Canal Cottage, on the Venice Canals, that she shares with her husband, her son and their 2 dogs. Their home is less than 400 sq feet with a shared outdoor area of about the same size. Whitney and her husband have poured their heart and sou…
 
This woman is grace personified. She had a master plan for her life. Everything went according to her plan until she had her daughter, Arizona, thirteen years ago. Arizona is on the Autism spectrum. At first, the diagnosis felt dark and hopeless. She was lost, her husband wanted a divorce. For the past eleven years, Susanna has devoted herself to h…
 
Katie McGuinness is an actor who has been steadily working for over a decade. She never stopped or got sidetracked, no matter what. She is dedicated to the craft of performing, but she’s also dedicated to living in a world of real ensemble playing. She creates her life as a troupe member with her friends and longtime actor boyfriend, forever being …
 
Leona West Fox is an exceptional nutritionist, herbalist, and functional medicine practitioner. She walks the talk and it shines through in her glowy skin, zest for life, and long list of clients who trust her. She found her calling at age 16 when she got very sick. She was way ahead of her time making kombucha in her kitchen, learning about medita…
 
Seth Santoro is a psychic, medium, intuitive and coach. After 20 years as an HR executive, he realized he had energetic gifts. In the past 6 years, he’s honed his gifts, studied, gotten certified as a coach, built a business and wrote a book (How I Learned to Smile from The Inside). He does everything from bereavement sessions to prenatal readings,…
 
Leah and I share over 30 years of friendship. I love her and our long history makes her one of those friends that fortune gifts you with as a forever person. She’s a seeker and creative visionary. She’s been a writer, a stylist, an RIE enthusiast/educator, a blogger, a regular on a reality TV show (There Goes the Motherhood), a music student… but t…
 
Jessie Collins is an actor whose been on Broadway with a few of the biggest talents out there, starred on many TV shows, and been in some great films. Juilliard trained and rural Texas raised, she grew up in a cattle ranching family with a young single mom and three sisters. Acting wasn’t something she even knew was a career possibility until luck,…
 
She has a YouTube channel with tutorials called Francesca Make Me Pretty… and she will. Francesca has a degree in art from LMU and has been doing makeup since she was a teenager. Her mother is a hairstylist and her father was an art director. Making things pretty is in her genes. She’s been in the business for over twenty years. She went from worki…
 
Franki Floro is transforming the dance/fitness world. She teaches Hip Hop, Broadway, Bumpin’ Burlesque, and Flashback Groove. Her classes are packed because they’re so much fun. She welcomes all ages and all abilities. She comes with the hardest of choreography and the most encouraging of spirits. She’s knocked down the notion that great dance clas…
 
Lauren is a true yogi and beacon in the wellness world. She radiates deep love, compassion and connectedness. She describes herself as an open book and she is. Lauren and her husband, Travis Elliot, are co-founders of their company Inner Dimension Media, an on-line platform with a wealth of classes and courses in yoga, meditation and mindfulness. S…
 
Raissa Gerona doesn’t have a degree in business or fashion design. That didn’t stop her in any way from being a key player in building the empire that is now Revolve. As Chief Brand Officer, she saw the potential of Instagram as a platform for business from the very beginning. She had a hunch that traveling the world with influential people would b…
 
Elisabeth Rohm (@elisabethrohm) will do it, all of it. She’s a hugely successful actress (Law and Order, American Hustle, Joy, Bombshell, to name a few) and an adoring mom. She’s co-written a book, she has a blog for People magazine, she’s a partner with a fitness apparel brand, and she may start a podcast (AKA we bet it’s on everyone’s subscribe l…
 
Alexis Carra @alexisacarra is a Latina dancer, actress, singer, choreographer, teacher, and business owner. Her family is from Cuba, Argentina, and Spain. She started dancing at 2 and was competing by 9. She went to Yale, took a semester off Yale to tour with Anne Reinking’s production of Fosse, then went back to graduate from Yale and shifted her …
 
Rightor Doyle (@rightordoyle). This guy. He’s a personal hero. Out and proud and speaking up about all the right things. The love list is long: An amazing actor, (On HBO’s “Barry”), a superb writer, director, show creator and executive producer (of “Bonding” on Netflix). But then there’s his enduring friendships with many insanely talented women, t…
 
Alison Williams sat down with me while I tried to get a grasp on the vast scope of her work. She’s someone who tastes the full buffet life has to offer and savors every bite. She’s owned and sold multiple successful businesses. She’s a writer, professor, home renovator, former doula and has a new venture she’s started since we recorded this episode…
 
Beth Helmstetter (@bethhelmstetter) is an event planning sorceress. She conjures up celebrations that are the stuff of dreams – unforgettable, inimitable, and FUN. She floats in, petite, brilliant, tireless in her work ethic, and abracadabras her spells all over her events. She talks to us about how she went from working in non-profit, not even kno…
 
The Golden Egg: Dr. Carolyn Alexander @ bheggfreezemd is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She was hand-chosen by the founding “mom and dad” of reproductive medicine. Her unwavering positivity and endless hope are her signature. She believes there’s always a golden egg and the love s…
 
Anna Hardwick @ladyhardwick is a real Renaissance woman who proves you can do it all if you love it – an actor, a yogi, a boutique hotelier, a writer, a producer, sometimes landscape architect, and an always inspiration to us. She has taken on every career thoughtfully, making sure it aligns with her values – does it support her acting work, does i…
 
The Bright Light: The mega-watt beauty @megsteves visited us before she went to shoot Season 3 of “Get Shorty” on Epix and Netflix. We talked about boys and her business. She’s such a pro. She brings the party with intelligence, humor and the perfect amount of silliness. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here’s How » Join the Great…
 
The Dream Weaver: Meet this soulful stunner who told us about her journey from actor/singer to a fitness goddess. Marnie @labarbelle has the magic gift of making everyone she’s with feel seen, special and cared for. She talks about life’s tapestry and how she learned to embrace its beautiful weave. She’s built a thriving studio with every lesson sh…
 
The Biggest Heart: Poet Gabrielle Calvocoressi @gabbat wears her huge heart on her sleeve, and she will make you fall in love with her. She sees the world through a lens that is what she calls, beautiful/terrible. She describes poetry as a way of making sense of experiences. Her humor and compassion are as amazing as her talent and courage. She’s t…
 
The Champion: We sat down with Heather Taylor of @heathertaylorhome and we’re so blown away by winner attitude. Her motto is “better good today than great tomorrow” and she’s triumphing with that life credo. From intern to gallery owner to blogger to lifestyle brand, she’s unstoppable. Since 10, she’s never been afraid to go after what she wants. H…
 
The Creator: Ever the artist, actor, painter and designer, Mehera of @ blumera_official sat down with us and told us how she started as an actor, got sick, and then through a series of signs, she went to Bali and became a designer of bags, jewelry, furniture, and clothes. She had no training, no business degree, and no investors. In the past twelve…
 
The Sweetest Thing: We sat down with Camm Hunter @cammhunter and heard all about how he became a musician first with DWW in his teens and throughout his twenties. Then he decided on a complete shift three years ago and formed a new band called Honors. His intelligence, humor, music industry knowledge, and charisma has solidified our status as his #…
 
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