Accidentally by Design

Accidentally by Design

A podcast featuring people who accidentally stumbled into success by bravely following their true authentic self. If you wondered where you could be if you followed suit, then this podcast is for you. Join us as we laugh about the successes, in spite of mistakes, and the hall of shame collections along the way.

Episodes

January 3, 2023 37 min

Harriet Edleson is author of 12 Ways to Retire on Less: Planning an Affordable Future and regular contributor to Market Watch and the Washington Post. Hear her sage advice on how to stay laser focused on your goals even through difficult times.    

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https://howtoretireonless.com/

 

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Organization and planning to get you to the next level. Rene Rodriguez is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, leadership advisor, and transformational speaker coach. Rene argues the secret to the tremendous success and growth of the businesses lies within Maddy's acumen for organization and planning. Hear their practical tips to help you achieve your own goals.  

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https://www.meetrene.com/ 

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December 21, 2022 26 min

A leader's success is often dependent upon the competence and diligence of a support team. ln this revealing episode, we look behind the curtain and meet Tali Schulman who manages the numerous different businesses as part of the Kristin Francis team. Kristin candidly shares her weaknesses as the entrepreneur, while Tali offers advice on how to 'manage up' so everyone succeeds. Together, they demonstrate the power of tea...

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December 13, 2022 24 min

Learn how to the get the results you desire by using your most powerful tool– your voice. In this episode, voice coach Tracy Goodwin teaches how to captivate an audience by unmasking and unleasing our true authentic voice. 

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https://captivatetheroom.com/ 

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What's the secret to success? Giving back to your community, says the owner of Saydam Properties Group, Sheena Burton Saydam. In this episode Sheena talks about duty and service as core values in both her personal and professional life. It's paid off- she's one of the top agents in the Washington metropolitan region that includes the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia). In this episode you'll gain inspirat...

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Meet the Jeff Bezos of real estate technology, Michael Penny. For years Michael has been committed to providing his clients with open, real-time market data to make informed decisions. Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions in people's lives. Michael has helped create data-driven innovations which have transformed the way we search for, and buy real estate today. Learn how Michael market insights and analysis f...

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Scott Johnson transformed himself from a self-proclaimed child delinquent and bad boy to now the Founder and President of Sage Management. Hear how Scott navigated the obstacles and challenges, including childhood cancer, on his way to become a successful entrepreneur.

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August 10, 2022 53 min

Michael Juliano is an immigrant who, through grit and determination and a couple nails in his legs (literally), grew the successful firm Juliano Design Build. We hear how he stumbled into success by making difficult decisions to chart his own path, instead of working towards someone else's dream. Through Michael's story we learn the value of course correcting to get back on track to our own success. 

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August 10, 2022 40 min

Chris Mathieu is a SAG/AFTRA actor, improviser, and singer-songwriter from Springfield, Virginia, living in Los Angeles. In 2016, he won 'Best Actor' at the 2016 HP Masters of Short Film Contest at the Cannes Film Festival for the short film 'The Driver,' written and directed by Austin and Meredith Bragg. He has been involved in multiple film, television, and theatre productions and continues to pursue opportunities...

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August 10, 2022 34 min

Justin Meccia describes his trials and tribulations of striving after mountain peaks, both figuratively and literally. He is a real estate agent in northwest Montana and recently founded the Montana Camp to develop industry leaders. Through his stories we learn the importance of overcoming set backs and finding creative solutions to achieve our dreams. 

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Growing up, Lorelei's childhood was all about survival. She grew up neglected, surrounded by addiction and food insecurity. Yet, she was able to overcome her circumstances to become a successful corporate executive at the Fortune 50 company Cargill. Through the difficulties, she learned to identify and embrace the values at her core- those forged through life difficulties, including nearly losing both of her children. In this e...

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August 10, 2022 38 min

Jodi comes from a family where her mother owned her own business and for 50 years she watched her mother always putting the client first. Always taking care of people and having a servant's heart was core in her family's values and in business. When her nephew was diagnosed with cancer Jodi quit her job and relocated to take care of him. And years later, the favor was returned in her own fight. In this moving episode we lea...

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August 10, 2022 3 min

Join Kristin Francis in conversations about authenticity with guests who accidentally stumbled into success. Together we'll laugh about the successes, in spite of mistakes, and the hall of shame collections along the way.

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Kristin Brindley paid her way through college selling knives and in the process sharpened her sales and marketing skills. Her entrepreneurial journey is rooted in a drive and determination to simply 'figure things out' through the challenges and unknowns. Her grit paid off. Now she runs several marketing and advertising companies with an aim at adding value for her clients, building networks, and helping to solve problems. ...

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