Bound & Determined

Bound & Determined

An Intimate and Unfiltered Conversation on Books, Brands and Business. Each week Richelle dives into an unabashedly truthful conversation with authors, publishers and thought leaders to reveal a behind-the-scenes look at the business of books and what it means to be an author today.

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October 25, 2021 49 min

Terri Trespicio is an award-winning writer, speaker, and brand advisor, Her TEDx talk, "Stop Searching for Your Passion," has surpassed 7 million views. Today she works with writers, speakers, and professionals to land their critical message and share it across platforms. Her book, Unfollow Your Passion: How to Create a Life that Matters to You, will be published in December 2021. Terri and Richelle have a powerful conversa...

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Jen Winston is a writer, creative director, and bisexual. Jen runs a monthly newsletter called The Bi Monthly, and their first essay collection — GREEDY: Notes From A Bisexual Who Wants Too Much — was recently released with Atria Books. Jen’s work bridges the intersection of sex, politics, and technology, and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and more. Jen is passionate about unlearning and creating...

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Farnoosh Torabi is one of America’s leading personal finance authorities. As Contributing Editor to Oprah Magazine and NextAdvisor, host of a primetime series for CNBC and creator of the Webby-nominated podcast So Money, Farnoosh has become our favorite go-to money expert. Her upcoming book A Healthy State of Panic will be released in 2023. Farnoosh shares her bold story about breaking into the world of publishing and how she made ...

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Aimee Raupp, is a renowned women’s health & wellness expert and the best-selling author of the books Chill Out & Get Healthy, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, Body Belief and The Egg Quality Diet which was just released. A licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in private practice in New York, Aimee is also the founder of the Aimee Raupp Beauty line of hand-crafted, organic skincare products. Aimee shares with Richelle how to f...

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Kyle Gray is an international speaker and bestselling author of 8 books including the much loved ‘Angel Prayers’ and his most recent release Divine Masters, Ancient Wisdom: Activations to Connect with Universal Spiritual Guides . Kyle’s books and cards have been translated into many languages and currently have over 60 international publishing deals allowing this work to reach far and wide across the globe. In this episode Kyle sh...

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Mara Glatzel is an intuitive coach, writer, and host of the Needy podcast who helps perfectionists and people-pleasers stop abandoning themselves and start reclaiming their humanity, through embracing their needs and honoring their natural energy cycles. In this episode Mara shares with Richelle her mastery in self-care skills while learning to live a more authentic life.

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Stephanie Tade is the President and Principal Agent at The Stephanie Tade Literary Agency. Motivated by an earnest desire to work with books that will benefit individuals and communities, globally-- She has been fortunate to represent and help to build many NYT bestselling authors, In this impactful episode Stephanie shares with Richelle how she has created a way to find a balance between her professional and personal life during h...

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It’s never too early to start thinking about how you’re going to market your book.  You’ll need some clarity around it both in your book proposal and when you explore the publishing process. In this episode Richelle shares the essential three distinct phases of marketing and promoting your book. It doesn't matter how big or small your platform is, something can be done in each of these three phases regardless of platform size. ...

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Emily Benson helps entrepreneurs create a business they can’t wait to wake up to every morning. Her boutique, The Fashion Truck, disrupted the retail world in 2011. The Ultimate Boutique Handbook, her first self-published book, was an Amazon Bestseller. She's expected to publish her second book, The Retail Mindset, in 2021. Emily details her experience of being a self-published author with Richelle.

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Janna Hockenjos is a book editor and writing coach. She’s edited multiple NYT bestselling books and continues to work with authors as they bring their words, messages, and stories out into the world. An author herself, Janna has returned to writing this year to support a passion of protecting the planet. She’s on a mission to help as many people as she can become more environmentally conscious. Richelle and Janna discuss how to wor...

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A founding partner of Digital Natives Group, an award-winning marketing agency, Jonathan Jacobs has built a seven-figure social media practice from the ground up. As the senior architect of Natives' digital campaigns, Jonathan has helped launch social media platforms for global sports brands, projects for Fortune 500 companies, and, of relevance to today's discussion, nearly one hundred book launches, many of them bestselle...

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Richelle is joined by two top-notch professionals, Allison Davis and Michelle Warner, who are experts in attracting the right people to your platform and business.

Allison Davis is a sales trainer and coach who ignites growth in small business owners and mission-driven organizations and Michelle Warner has over 15 years of experience growing small businesses. She’s also the creator of Networking That Pays. Get ready because this ep...

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Michelle Garside is co-founder of Soul Camp, the transformative sleep away camp for adults, and Soul Camp Creative, a full-service Marketing Agency devoted to working with conscious companies and brands that are positively impacting the planet. Her clients include coaches, healers, wellness practitioners and retreat centers.  Michelle & her companies have been featured in Oprah Magazine, Women’s Health and Good Morning America....

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Understanding the roadmap to getting published can be so confusing—even deciding what to write about can be overwhelming. Richelle Fredson is here to help you get started. In this essential episode she talks about the four questions you need to be asking yourself about your book, and the key steps that will bring clarity to your book proposal and publishing process. Grab your pen and notebook—class is in session!

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Rebekah “Bex” Borucki is the founder of BexLife, Row House Publishing, and Wheat Penny Press Little Readers Big Change Initiative, Inc., a publicly-funded nonprofit, which provides free books, mental wellness tools, and writing workshops for students in grades PreK-8, public libraries, and community organizations. Rebekah and Richelle have an empowering conversation about creating space for voices that matter in the world of publis...

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Sabina Hitchen is an entrepreneur, speaker, and publicity strategist dedicated to shining a spotlight on and amplifying small business owners, entrepreneurs, coaches, and authors.  She is the founder of Press for Success, an online publicity school and membership community. All of her work is rooted in educating and empowering people to get publicity and build buzz strategically and confidently. Richelle and Sabina do a deep dive i...

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Ashton Colby mentors and coaches LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and helps to dismantle their limiting beliefs.  He’s the Founder of Gender YOUphoria, a social enterprise on a mission to shift the global and interpersonal disempowering narratives about transgender people.

Ashton has been featured in People, Bustle, Today, and is a TEDxColumbus speaker. Ashton shares his compelling and brave story of self discovery and healing.

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Vasavi Kumar has helped thousands of women overcome major life obstacles to create new heights of success. Her work is known internationally from speaking engagements in India and across the USA. Vasavi is recognized for getting to the bottom of the intersection of self and business roadblocks. She shares with Richelle how to move beyond perfectionism and self-doubt in order to live your purpose and truly be of service.

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This week I’m coming to you one-on-one with a pep talk to move you through the 3 Points of Resistance you may be hitting in your writing journey. I’ve worked with countless authors over the last 20 years, and nobody is immune to these points of resistance. Let’s learn how to navigate them and ultimately use them to empower your work!

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Kate Eckman is a broadcast journalist and TV personality who brings her expertise in communications, performance, and mindfulness to her practice as a success coach for business leaders and professional athletes. Kates passionate about mindfulness practices for both brain and body health. Kate shares her empowering message of how to end self-doubt in this impactful episode.

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