Entrepreneurially Thinking

Entrepreneurially Thinking

Discover what it takes and what it means to think entrepreneurially from thought leaders throughout the St. Louis region. Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore and Christy Maxfield bring to you the best and most experienced trailblazers around to share insights that can unlock your pioneer potential for creativity, innovation and experimentation. Visit http://entrepreneuriallythinking.org... Show More

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Joining us today is Dr. Cheryl Watkins- Moore, Co-Owner and Chief Marketing Officer of REAL Cannabis Company. REAL Cannabis Co. hopes to put their locations in a predominately minority communities in the St. Louis region and hire in those areas. Cheryl says she is encouraged that this strategy should boost its application, which seeks licenses for 5 dispensaries as well as a cultivation and processing center.  Read more

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This week we are re-airing our interview with Derek Mays of REAL Cannabis Company and John Payne of Amendment 2 Consultants. You may recall that Cheryl is working with Derek to launch its vertically integrated medical cannabis venture. Next week will feature Christy’s conversation with Cheryl about what it means to build a new business in an emerging market. In the following weeks be sure to listen for the REAL Cannabis in Real-... Read more

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In this episode we're actually highlighting four amazing female entrepreneurs:

Episode 9.8 — Psyche Southwell | Economy Of Style
Episode 6.11 — Reine Bayoc | Love and Magic and Purpose and Business
Episode 11.8 — Rachel D’Souza Siebert | Gladiator Consulting
Episode 10.1 — Lisa Hu | Lux & Nyx

Each of whom has a very different business but shares her thoughts on what it means to... Read more

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Joining us today is Michael Dehn Breault, CEO of Gibson & Dehn. In 2017, Michael launched the namesake home fragrance brand Gibson & Dehn, building on his family’s entrepreneurial history in the floral and design business. As a 5th generation business owner, Michael brings over 125 years of family experience in botanicals, scent development and business acumen to his role as CEO.

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Joining us today is Cbabi Bayoc, an internationally known Visual Artist and Illustrator. Cbabi's subjects include family, children, music and much more all designed with line, bold color and phunk. Cbabi is the creator of a project titled '365 Days with Dad', a journey that paints a positive image of black fatherhood. Cbabi spends his time working on a variety of projects including community murals, ... Read more

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Joining us today is Lakesha Mathis, Director of Inclusive Business Solutions for the St. Louis Regional Chamber. Lakesha is a practiced Business Consultant with demonstrated history of developing and implementing operational excellence focused growth strategies. Lakesha is skilled in Non-Profit Organizational Management, Budgeting, Strategic Planning, Policy Analysis, Team Building, and Program Development. 

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January 1, 2020 39 min

Joining us today is Marissa Paine, Founder of Painefree Coaching & Consulting. Marissa started Painefree in 2012 as a vehicle for living out her life’s purpose, which is to inspire and support other leaders in realizing their full potential. Marissa Paine and her dynamic team are passionate about serving you and helping you become your best you! 

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Marissa talks about the launch of the new brand ... Read more

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December 27, 2019 33 min

Joining us today is Tami Lange, CEO and Founder of Save the Girls Touchscreen Purses! Tami is a resident of Edwardsville, she is married and has 5 wonderful children as well as 3 dogs and a plethora of cats. 

Simply put, Tami was fed up! In one week, both of her daughters had mishaps with their phones. One had lost it on a hike and the other sent her phone into the washing machine abyss, by accident of course. Tami’s sist... Read more

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ETHINKSTL 153: Khalia Collier |  St. Louis Surge

18 December 2019

Joining us today is Khalia Collier, Owner and General Manager of the St. Louis Surge, a women's professional basketball team that plays all home games at Washington University, St. Louis.

As the Owner and General Manager of the St. Louis Surge, Khalia has taken on the challenge of building the first sustainable women's professional fra... Read more

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Dec 11, 2019

ETHINKSTL 152: Janna Westbrook | Provider Pool

[Season 12, Episode 8] 

Joining us today is Janna Westbrook, Founder, and CEO of Provider Pool, an online labor marketplace

created for the healthcare industry. Janna is a Registered Nurse and is fueled by her passion for healthcare. She has dedicated her efforts to tackle challenges within the industry. 

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Dec 4, 2019

ETHINKSTL 151: Jeff and Randy Vines | STL - Style

[Season 12, Episode 7] 

Joining us today are Jeff and Randy Vines, Creators and Owners of STL-Style. Jeff and Randy are identical twins who have a fierce love for everything STL. Together, the two have created STL-Style, A St. Louis inspired graphic design and apparel company that has been featured in publications such as The New York Times and Fa... Read more

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November 28, 2019 38 min

ETHINKSTL 150: Keisha Mabry |heyFRIEND!

[Season 12, Episode 6] 

Joining us today for our 150th episode is Keisha Mabry, Founder of heyFRIEND!, a platform that teaches people how to build authentic relationships. Keisha believes that by connecting people to people and people to resources she can increase movements, access, communication, and progress to get the right people in the right seats to end inequality. She ... Read more

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November 26, 2019 33 min

ETHINKSTL 148: Charli Cooksey | WePower 

[Season 12, Episode 4] 

Joining us today is Charli Cooksey​, Founder, and CEO of WEPOWER STL, Executive Director of Inspire STL and the Interim Executive Director of Forward Through Ferguson. Charli is a firm believer that a different St. Louis requires a different kind of leadership.

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Charli talks about coming from ... Read more

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ETHINKSTL 147: Jennifer Garcia | Garcia Properties

[Season 12, Episode 3]

Joining us today is ​Jenifer Garcia​,  Owner, and Broker at Garcia Properties. Jenifer is a mentor to many agents who have become some of St. Louis' Top Realtors. Having been in the industry for 20 years, Jenifer instills in her tribe a focus on making life long customers through integrity and thoughtful service. 

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ETHINKSTL 149: Britany Sarhage | Rudy’s Flower Truck

Joining us today is Brittany Sarhage​, Founder of Rudy's Flower Truck. Brittany felt the need to make flowers more accessible to the community by creating a unique flower buying experience. After more than a decade of dreaming, Rudy's Flower Truck can be found all over town. 

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Brittany talks abo... Read more

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ETHINKSTL 146: Betsy Nacrelli |Collections by Joya

[Season 12, Episode 2]

Joining us today is Betsy Blancett-Nacrelli, ​ Founder of Collections by Joya. Betsy's lifelong passion for Women empowerment and her 14 years of experience in international retail and design, afforded her many opportunities to travel to amazing places such as Istanbul, Bali, and India where she fell in ... Read more

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October 23, 2019 40 min

ETHINKSTL 145: Jeremy Goss | LinkMarket

[Season 12, Episode 1]



Joining us today is Dr. Jeremy Goss, Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Link Market.
Jeremy is an advocate for low-income communities on issues related to food justice, hunger
and health. Upon graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, Jeremy took notice
to the fact that healthy food options were not available... Read more

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ETHINKSTL 144: Shannon Thompson | Indie Eatery
[Season 11, Episode 11]

Joining us today is Shannon Thompson, Proprietor of Indie Eatery and Indie 4 Catering.
Shannon devoted 12 years of her life to the United States Air Force. Upon returning , she
spent a short time in the corporate world. It didn't take long for Shannon to realize that the
corporate world just didn't fill her passion wi...
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ETHINKSTL 143: Alexces Bartley | MO SourceLink
[Season 11, Episode 10]

Joining us today is Alexces Bartley, Director and Network Builder of Missouri SourceLink.
At her core, Alex is a connector with a deep passion for helping communities and individuals
grow through access to entrepreneurial opportunities. Prior to her work with Missouri
SourceLink, Alex served as Outreach Programs Manager at Ok...
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ETHINKSTL 142: Collective STL | Healing Mind, Body and Spirit in North St. Louis
[Season 11, Episode 09]

Joining us today are Terry and Ericka Harris and Alonzo Nelson, Jr., Co Founders of Collective STL. This team of amazing yogi's create a healthy and safe experience catered to African Americans by offering compassionate wisdom that helps heal the mind, body and spirit through techniques of yoga mindfulness...
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