Coffee N° 5 with Lara Schmoisman

Coffee N° 5 with Lara Schmoisman

This is the extra dose of caffeine every entrepreneur needs in their life. Dive deep into the factors that make or break a business. Each episode, you’ll experience new and exciting conversations with successful entrepreneurs and experts from a variety of industries to give you the insight and motivation you need to build a company that really makes an impact. Let go of what’s holding you back; become the entrepreneur you were meant to be. Grab a cup of coffee and join Lara Schmoisman for Coffee N° 5!.About Lara Schmoisman: Digital weaver and powerhouse marketing strategist. Named one of 2021 Forbes Next 1000 and LA Times Inspirational Women and transforming brands to becoming profitable, innovative, and sustainable. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lara is the founder & CEO of The Darl, an international speaker, and former lecturer at California Polytechnic State University. Lara is a unique combination of Jewish and Latina, outspoken by nature, tenacious, armed with grit and a sexy accent.


January 31, 2023 44 min

In this episode of Coffee N° 5, we sit down with the one and only Kelly Kovack, founder of BeautyMatter and accomplished advisor and creative strategist. With her expertise in the beauty industry and vast knowledge of today's digital landscape, Kelly shares her invaluable insight on navigating the journey to launching a successful business.

We’ll talk about:

  • Hosting a distinct event
  • Networking in the beauty industry
  • Having a strate...
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    On this episode of Coffee N° 5, join us as we sit down with Margarita Arriagada, the former CMO of Sephora. With years of experience discovering and nurturing talents in the beauty, fashion, and home interior industry, she now introduces her own one-of-a-kind brand VALDÉ Beauty.

    We’ll talk about:

  • Knocking on doors as a start-up beauty brand
  • Letting the customer be your guide
  • Tips on establishing your brand
  • Marketing to support your reta...
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    In this episode of Coffee N°5, we welcome Csaba Lucas, a successful coach and speaker who defines himself as a father, a husband, an American, a Hungarian, a Canadian, a traveler, a researcher, an educator, an athlete and a lifelong student with 30 years of experience - advising Wall Street business leaders and companies, world-class athletes and teams, and people who desire to live healthy with passion and vitality.

    What we’ll talk...

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    In this new season of Coffee N° 5, we welcome digital anthropologist and best-selling author Rahaf Harfoush. 

    Rahaf deals with how brands can use new technologies to build their identity, social media content, and community-building today and in the future for millennials and Gen Z. 

    What you’ll learn:

  • The future of influencer marketing 
  • Social media and free content creation
  • How TikTok changed the way we engage with ideas and communiti...
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    When is it time to stop doing it all? Lara Schmoisman sits down with Alisa Cohn, executive coach and author of From Start-Up to Grown-Up, to discuss growing as a leader and why looking at capacity is necessary.

    Key Takeaways:

  • Why every leader has to stop doing it all
  • Leaders must challenge themselves to delegate
  • Be clear and prioritize your time to scale up
  • Do not limit yourself or stop growing
  • Always put time and energy into the company...
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    Anyone can be a photographer, right? Lara Schmoisman sits down with Kimberly Espinel, a food photographer and stylist to talk about what really goes into being a photographer and entrepreneur. There’s much more happening behind the scenes. Learn how good photographers have a mastery for seeing beyond the photo. 

    What you'll learn?

  • Why good photography is valuable to your business
  • Fun facts about food styling
  • The photographer's ...
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    October 3, 2022 29 min

    If used properly, LinkedIn can be an invaluable tool in your professional life. But not everyone knows the ins and outs that lead to a successful LinkedIn presence. Enter Josh Steimle, an entrepreneur and the author of 60 Days to LinkedIn Mastery. He has successfully leveraged his LinkedIn profile to make crucial business connections and can help you succeed as well. 

    You’ll learn:

  • The keys to using LinkedIn to find the right person ...
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    Kris Jenner famously once said, “If somebody says no, you're talking to the wrong person.” On this week’s Coffee N° 5, our guest Stephanie Burns knows how much truth lies behind that statement. As the founder of The Wyld Agency, Burns teaches CEOs and industry leaders how to pitch themselves in order to grow their brand organically. In order to do this, it takes a lot of courage and a lot of questions. On this Coffee N° 5, Burn...

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    As an inventor and businessman, Shazam founder Chris Barton knows how to get an idea off the ground. In this episode of Coffee N° 5, he talks about creative persistence as a methodology that uses innovation to overcome hurdles during development. His company Shazam didn’t start with a completely original idea. According to him, there were many companies already trying to solve the problem of identifying music before he hit the scen...

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    What is the “thing” that all successful people do? Lara Schmoisman sits down with Jason Feifer, author and creator of Build for Tomorrow Podcast and editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur Magazine, to discuss navigating change for success.

    What you’ll learn:

  • Why being BAD at something is necessary in finding success
  • The four phases of change and where most people give up
  • How to expand your time every day
  • The purpose of doing things for the fir...
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    We all have been there. The moment when you feel like you are doing everything, working hard, and stuck on a loop of rush and repeat.  This world moves at a pace that is distracting and often leaves us in a short-term mindset. Today’s guest, author of The Long Game, and rising world business thinker, Dorie Clark, is here to bring us into the future with advice on strategic thinking.

    What you'll learn:

  • Balancing Entrepreneurship a...
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    Lauran is the founder of the big and bold yoga accessory brand Stratosphere41. She expresses how yoga changed her life and ultimately led her to create the brand. Former corporate flight attendant, yoga teacher, and yoga brand entrepreneur talks branding, authenticity, and how to create superfans at trade shows.

    What you’ll learn: 

  • How to build a brand from something that you love 
  • How to stand out and make lasting connections at your...
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    We all reach for our phones to capture the most precious moments of life. It’s as if we are living through a lens. What does this really look like? Today’s guest is one of the world's most influential people. He coined the terms “small data” and “neuromarketing” and is the author of The Ministry of Common Sense. On Coffee N° 5, Lara digs deep with the world thinker Martin Lindstrom on common sense and how to get it back. 

    What y...

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    Lara Schmoisman sits down with Columbia Law School professor and best-selling author Alexandra Carter to discuss how she became a master negotiator and how you can use her negotiation skills and wisdom to get what you need out of every conflict.

    What you’ll learn:

  • Alexandra shares why negotiation in business isn’t just “arguing about money” (and what it REALLY means to her)
  • Alexandra illuminates how you can determine what you need out...
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     Lara Schmoisman sits down with Allie Egan, CEO of whole-health skincare brand Veracity. They discuss the role that hormones play in skincare, how Allie built her incredible team, and why skincare shouldn’t be a “clinical, scary” experience.

    What you’ll learn: 

  • Allie shares the “upsides” of women in business taking risks and embracing challenges
  • Allie discusses the “magic” of combining medical experts like dermatologists with a skinca...
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    On this episode of Coffee N° 5, Lara sits down with Gene Marks, entrepreneur and decorated writer and author who’s written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Entrepreneur Magazine. Gene has written five books that focus on management for small- to medium-sized businesses, and he sits down to talk to Lara about his experience and what budding entrepreneurs need to know.

    What you’ll learn:

  • Gene explains why running a busi...
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     In this special solo episode, Lara Schmoisman discusses how to optimize your marketing emails’ subject lines to grab the attention of your audience.

    What you'll learn: 

  • Lara shares the annoying marketing mistake entrepreneurs MUST avoid so they don’t alienate their audience
  • Lara discusses the power of language (no matter what language you speak!) to convey your unique message
  • Lara shares the importance of authenticity and why copy...
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     It’s hard to deny the impact that social media influencers have over our digital media ecosystem, and today’s guest is an expert in leveraging the power of influencer marketing to help a brand grow. On Coffee N° 5, Lara sits down with marketing podcaster Jason Falls to discuss how to make influencer marketing work for your company — and what mistakes to avoid when doing so.

    What you’ll learn:

  • Jason shares the difference between post...
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     CEO Lara Schmoisman discusses mistakes entrepreneurs make when building their website and how these errors can damage your brand — and the way customers relate to it.

    What you'll learn:

  • Lara shares why a fancy website might not be best for your business (and might even hurt it)
  • How to make a website clearer and more navigable 
  • The importance of understanding your website’s “WHY”

  • Sign up for my free marketing masterclass.

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     On this episode of Coffee N° 5, Lara sits down with Ruth Gotian, the Chief Learning Officer of Weill Cornell Medicine. Ruth is an author, educator, and Forbes 50 Over 50 semi-finalist who deeply understands and specializes in what factors make people successful. She shares with Lara her insights about the nature of success, the importance of pursuing your passion, and why there’s enough room for everyone who is willing to work to ...

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