We are so thrilled to announce our new podcast! This is a space to get cozy with some of our most inspiring Comadres, as we dig in together and learn their real stories - from how they birthed their idea, to how they invested and funded their business.
Music for the Las Comadres Podcast provided by Afrobeta.
Season 1: Inspiring Business Owners
Episode #1: Gaby Guzman
How a marketing and branding expert became our Madrina
Gaby is a Strategist, Business Coach, and "Madrina" empowering women to be who they are, so they can be free.
Through experiences like "The Board Ritual" and the women entrepreneur community, Las Comadres, Gaby helps women develop the clarity, confidence, and support they need. She creates spaces that invite women to connect deeply to themselves and each other, dream as big as they want to dream, and go after it.
Gaby is passionate about interior design, motherhood, civic engagement, and guacamole. She lives in Miami with her 9-year old son, Matias.
Episode # 2: Andrea Cid
how a champion of natural products became the CEO of Cid Botanicals.
Andrea is originally from Santiago, Chile, Andrea Cid is the Managing Director of Concept II Cosmetics, a bath & body manufacturer based in Miami. Founded in 1988, Concept II specializes in plant-based body mist, lotion and nail polish, exporting its Made in the USA products to over 55 countries.
Prior to her experience in consumer products manufacturing, Andrea specialized in real estate and finance. An avid traveler, she has lived and worked in Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and the US. Andrea has an economics degree from Harvard College and an MBA from The Wharton School.
Episode #3: Marte Siebenhar
How a classical musician became a role model for innovation and business leadership
Marte Siebenhar is a classically trained professional musician, facilitator, speaker, and coach. She invented Practical Creativity™, which integrates listening, imagination, ingenuity, intuition, and play. She is guided by a deep interest in leaders, and helping them define, realign with and live their purpose and possibilities, so they can translate their vision into value. Prior to starting her firm Cultured Innovations, she was an arts leader at New World Symphony, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Carnegie Hall, and executive director of Bakehouse Art Complex. She is an alumna of Manhattan School of Music and fellowships with the Kennedy Center and Miami Foundation. Marte starts each day with running and meditation. She is the author of two books.
Check out her 30 Days of Radical Receiving challenge:
Episode #4: Veronica Marquez
How dinner with friends turned into a global conversation in 20 cities worldwide.
Veronica worked in market research and innovation for 10 years before embracing her true calling and joining the wellness and personal wellbeing space. She is the Co-Founder of Dinner Confidential -- a global initiative that explores the full spectrum of the feminine experience through intimate dinners. Each month DC investigates one social topic globally (i.e.: Failure, Sexuality, Courage etc.) and then share the key learnings via articles and posts. She is also a Leadership Coach and a researcher for The Wellbeing Project.
Veronica is a mom of two young kids and last year she moved to Miami Beach with her family after 13 years as a New Yorker.
Personal: www.veronicamarquez.me / IG @holaveromarquez
Dinner Confidential: www.dinnerconfidential.org / IG @dinner.confidential
Episode #5: Vivian Olodum
How an Afro-Latina & Nigerian girl became an unapologetic Money Magnet
Serial Entrepreneur, Micro-Influencer, and Author; Vivian Olodun is a rising star, speaking honestly with her peers about what it is like to build a business that serves the rich and famous. Vivian Olodun is the ghostwriter behind luxury real estate articles published in the Miami Herald and Sun Sentinel. She co-founded a boutique marketing firm that has grown to over 6-figures in less than two years. Her nonprofit Behind The Leaf hosts Flourish Media Conference annually in Miami, FL, introducing her little-black-book of millionaires to small business owners looking for angel investors.
Unapologetically Black, she doesn't hide her Afro-Latino & Nigerian heritage. Vivian candidly jokes about her position as an advisor to thought leaders while facing the fact that she is often the only brown girl in the room. She is professional and witty; bravely pulling back the curtain to show that if she can do it, so can you!
Vivian Olodun is a marketing consultant & owner of vivianolodun.com, a boutique marketing firm which helps mini moguls grow from a commodity to a brand so that they can demand top dollar for their services and have more leverage in their industry.
The greatest asset I have to give is the knowledge I've acquired working with and for billionaires. I want more business owners to have an opportunity to truly thrive in any industry.
Vivian Olodun offers over a decade of experience working with multi-billion dollar brands. She was the Social Media Consultant to the MIAMI Association of Realtors, the Southeast Florida Marketing Director for Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, and the South Florida Business Development Manager for Garda Cash Logistics. Vivian's consulting clients range from realtors & lawyers to manufacturers with products being sold in Marshalls, Burlington Coat Factory & CVS.
Episode #6: Shirley Solis
How to live a radiant life as a woman, wife, mother and leader
Shirley Solis is a Powerful Peak Performance Coach and Proud Mom of 6, author and successful entrepreneur, who created Live Life The Experience, the most powerful personal development event for women. Shirley searched for answers in the personal development world and found that traditional methods of coaching and therapy were not made with women in mind.
Shirley is committed to radically empowering women so they can transform the world around them. She has worked with thousands of women, men and families with incredible success rates, so much that she is called the "Miracle Woman" because of her successful interventions.
Episode #7: Lauren Marsicano, Esq.
How to have start-up success from one of the top-rated Business Attorneys in Miami
Lauren Marsicano, Esq. is the founding partner of Miami-based boutique law firm Marsicano + Leyva PLLC and has worked with global Fortune 100 companies like Bank of America. Outside of her law practice, she is the founder of the Networking Maverick community where she helps her clients build relationships to turn their network into net-worth, and recently, she created the online program “7 Steps to Startup Success” where she guides small business owners through the basic legal strategies to protect and build their businesses into Simple 6-Figure Startups. Lauren has been recognized by the American Bar Association as a “Top 40 under 40 Lawyer in the Nation” and a “2019 Florida Super Lawyer, Rising Star.” She has also been a speaker for Business Networking International Miami, Miami Under 40, and the American Bar Association. She received her law degree from the University of Miami School of Law and has studied under some of the best legal minds at Oxford University.
Networking Maverick, LLC: www.NetworkingMaverick.com
Law Firm, Marsicano + Leyva, PLLC: www.MLesquire.com
Episode #8: Jennifer Pansa
How a painful case of tendonitis led to a global wellness business
Jennifer Pansa is an industry leader in health and wellness. Her passion is to provide people tools for transformation of mind and body with yoga and doTERRA essential oils. She believes that "we always have a choice." You may recognize her from the cover of Yoga Journal, her last retreat in Forbes mag, or from when she was an ambassador for Fitbit. She has always specialized in private yoga lessons working with professional athletes, actors and CEO's and has even taught yoga on Richard Branson's private island. Jenn also leads a global team of health and yoga professionals as a Diamond Leader with doTERRA essential oils.
Episode #9: Luly B
How her million-dollar Marketing firm turned into a women's empowerment movement
After looking high and low for the illusive “work/life balance” everyone kept telling her about, Luly declared war on the term and made it her mission to share the hard truth…it doesn’t exist! She is a family-first speaker, consultant and author of Amazon best-seller “Balance is Bull$h!t” who helps women determine their own definition of success. A believer that everyone was born with a responsibility to share their gifts with this world, she empowers women and business owners to unwrap their gifts so they experience joy. By sharing her own expertise, challenges and experiences, Luly empowers women to create the lives they want through inspirational events, personalized coaching, workshops and mastermind groups. Her message of leadership, empowerment, purpose and confidence has reached thousands of women and clients including Macy’s, GE, Marriott, Procter & Gamble and Dell.
Meet Your Host
Jaime is the Lead Partner and Hada Madrina (Fairy Godmother) of Las Comadres, a community of women entrepreneurs committed to reclaiming sisterhood to uplift one another in life and in business. Jaime lives in true Fairy Godmother form as she shares Big Ideas so that women see their greatness. She connects the hearts and dreams of the Comadres and manifests magic.
Outside of Las Comadres, Jaime is a Life Coach with an unconventional past that leads her to connect to go deep with her clients so that they can take the bold steps necessary to live their best lives. Her Fuck Yeah Life Program has touched the lives of hundreds, making big things EASY! You can find her at @jaimenolan.