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October 27, 2023 38 mins

Buckle up as we expose a fundamental truth: failure is not the end, but a critical step of personal and professional evolution. Let's shed some light on how our most poignant learnings are often born from the ashes of failure. Our objective in this episode is to tilt your perspective on failure, urging you to treat it as an opportunity for learning and growth, rather than as a roadblock.

We discuss the necessity of stepping bey...

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Ready to redefine productivity? We're spoiling you with work-life balance strategies, and a closer look at different work styles. Making project plans, prioritizing tasks, and understanding whether you're a freestyler or a structured worker is on the agenda. Our aim? A guarantee to help you reach the end of each week feeling accomplished, productive and fulfilled.

We're delving into task differentiation, focusing on the...

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Listen in as we talk with the versatile and creative freelancer, Eva Foussat, who shares her fascinating journey from being a poetry-writing teenager to becoming a sought-after freelance designer. She tells us all about how she started her freelance career after a successful run as an in-house designer. She also gives us a peek into how she managed to stay afloat during the 2020 pandemic despite not qualifying for small business lo...

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Ever felt a pull to take a leap into the unknown? Alicia certainly did. Trading her corporate career for becoming a life coach and digital nomad, Alicia's journey is truly inspiring. She was the first employee of the outdoor gear company Arc'teryx, but after attending a transformational leadership summit, her life took a completely new direction. Alicia shares her journey from being a 9-5 employee to a life coach who now gu...

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Have you ever wondered how to gracefully juggle leadership roles without losing your authentic self? Curious about how to keep that spark alive in your personal life without dropping the ball at work? Grab a chair, sit back, and join us as we navigate the thrilling yet challenging terrain of balancing leadership and personal life. We approach this intricate subject with insights on different types of leadership, highlighting the im...

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Fiona Martin, the triathlete, marketer, environmentalist, and farmer is this episode's focus. She shares her entrepreneurial journey into the digital marketing world and her zeal for sustainable farming, get prepared to be engulfed with inspiration from each word. Her Scottish-American upbringing and the influence of her family, not only add a unique flavor to her story but become the cornerstone of her life decisions.

We could...

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The Power of Essentialism in Pursuing a Focused and Fulfilling Life

In this episode, we dive into the book "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less" by Greg McKeown, exploring its principles and how they can help individuals struggling with burnout or feeling overwhelmed. We discuss the importance of focusing on doing less but better and giving full attention to what truly matters in both our professional and p...

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In this episode, we dive deep into the world of time management and productivity, a challenge faced by many ambitious individuals and entrepreneurs.

We discuss the difficulties of balancing work and personal life, as well as the importance of leveraging tools, skills, and resources to make the most out of our limited time. Our guest, Starlight Miller, shares her experience as an entrepreneur in residence at Richland Library, where...

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February 15, 2023 49 mins

Patrick is a serial entrepreneur, a lot of people say that, but he truly is one. He leads from both his head and his heart and I have loved every conversation i've had with him since connecting at last year's Growth Summit here in Columbia, SC. Patrick has a ton of experience leading businesses of all kinds and shares some deep knowledge for all of us in this conversation.

About Patrick

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January 17, 2023 52 mins

Dan has been what I’d call a “Digital Nomad” for a while now but recently settled down in Nashville, TN. We talk about what remote working looks like for him and some of the projects he’s gotten himself into recently as well as reminiscing about Front End Design Conf and all things community.

Dan is a Front-end Developer DataCamp ( and Uncovered ( he is a lover of all things d...

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Greg & Gene discuss tools and tactics for looking back at your year and setting goals for the next one. How it can be a helpful and rewarding process.

Here are some steps you can follow to make the most of this exercise:

  1. Reflect on your year: Take some time to think about the events, experiences, and accomplishments of the past year. What went well? What didn’t go as planned? What did you learn from these experiences?
  2. Id...
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November 21, 2022 48 mins

Erinn Rowe serves as CEO of Harvest Hope Food Bank, managing the organization’s operations through its three locations in the Midlands, Pee Dee and Upstate of South Carolina. Prior to joining Harvest Hope, Erinn worked with Bank of America for 10 years as the Senior Treasury Sales Analyst for Commercial Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In this role, Erinn and her team worked with companies that had revenue ranging from $5 ...

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October 6, 2022 39 mins

Why is running your business such a lonely adventure? It doesn’t have to be that way. Find your people, your group, your mentors to help you on your journey.


Peer mentoring and coaching designed to help passionate, hard working entrepreneurs like you make a life and not just a living.

Forums was designed by SOCO, a thriving platform and community focused on supporting indie workers, creators and entrepreneurs&n...

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September 26, 2022 61 mins

Kelvin is speaking at the 2022 Growth Summit – 701 Whaley in Columbia, SC – OCTOBER 19-21st

Growth Summit is the premiere entrepreneurial event in SC with 40+ speakers and thought leaders, 24 sessions, 4 keynotes and over 400 attendees.  SOCO is an organizer, sponsor and partner in the event.

Kelvin’s session is called “How I followed my passion to turn my side hustle into a successful business” on Thursday, October 2...

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September 2, 2022 73 mins


“I believe when you teach one person, they share it with their whole village. The ripple effect of ‘I got this’ happens every time I work with a client, teach a workshop, or lead a retreat.”

I am a motivational speaker, fitness trainer, master yogi, and entrepreneur who teaches se...

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August 15, 2022 47 mins

Imposter syndrome refers to an individual’s fear of being exposed as a “fraud.” The term was coined in 1978 by clinical psychologists Pauline R. Clance and Suzanne A. Imes who found that high-achieving women were plagued with feelings of intellectual fraudulence and inauthenticity.

  • Unfounded belief that you're not qualified to do your job.
  • Fear of being “found out” and unmasked as an unqualified business person.
  • Feel like i...
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July 22, 2022 54 mins

Dr. Padgett is a humble man. He's a living legend as far as i'm concerned and will never admit it but probably one of the more important figures (even if behind the scenes) that contributed to the music lore of Columbia through the 90's. Through his love of music and booking for his now legendary venue Rockafellas. He is wonderful to talk to, let's all try to learn from his words in this latest episode of the SOCO Podcast.



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July 5, 2022 46 mins

Founder of Words First Content Strategy and Words First Community

Bailey guides digital teams to create more human, intentional content that connects with their audiences and help people do business with them online.

She teaches next-level content strategy tactics and processes for organizations all over the globe, with the goal of improving her clients’ business and, at the same time, bettering the digital world we all spend so mu...

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June 20, 2022 44 mins

Greg and Gene talk through some of things that you may encounter in your life as a business owner or dreamer. Working hard is often something that we are praised for and for good reason but what happens when you find yourself constantly trying to reach for that ever unreachable horizon?

For many, living in the gap can be a tremendous motivator, pushing you to achieve more, create more value or impact more people’s lives.  But ...

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June 3, 2022 54 mins

Andi is one of those people that you just want to get to know. She is a strong leader who leads from the front with a strong sense of confidence and a solid dose of humility to boot. Through starting her agency in 2005-ish to recent acquisitions and move from the beach to the mountains that we all dream of this is one conversation i’m sure you’ll get some great advice from.

In her own words: “All great opportunities start with a co...

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