Hustle + Gather, with Courtney and Dana

Hustle + Gather, with Courtney and Dana

Sister entrepreneurs Courtney Hopper and Dana Kadwell talk about the ups and downs of the hustle, and the reward at the end of the journey. Life starts at the edge of our comfort zone, and that’s what running a business is about: it’s completely uncomfortable and yet thrilling at the same time. Hear Courtney and Dana talk about the hard parts of entrepreneurship with other business owners going through the struggle as well.

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April 8, 2024 37 mins

From facing the harsh realities to reimagining possibilities, Courtney and Dana are reflecting on last week's chat with Ali Ingersoll. They delve into overcoming mental hurdles, redirecting resources, and adapting to changing landscapes. Tune in for a no-nonsense discussion about what to do when you decide to live the life you didn't expect to the fullest.


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Get ready to be inspired and entertained as Ali Ingersoll takes you on an unforgettable rollercoaster ride of resilience and redemption! Join Courtney and Dana as they dive deep into Ali's whirlwind life journey, from globe-trotting adventures to jaw-dropping escapades that'll leave you on the edge of your seat. Ali shares her epic tale of overcoming obstacles, breaking bones, and breaking barriers—proving that laughter tr...

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Last week, Courtney and Dana talked with Don Mamone about coming out as nonbinary, and being an example for their daughter was a big piece of their inspiration to live authentically. In this episode, they explore the importance of authenticity, delve into their lessons learned from parenthood and explore how parenting has shaped their personal growth, both in relationships and business. From navigating societal expectation...

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Courtney and Dana are embracing authenticity in this conversation with Don Mamone, a speaker, identity coach, and consultant, who shares how they've overcome fear in entrepreneurship and in life. Don emphasizes the importance of acknowledging fear as a driving force for growth and pushing past comfort zones. They share their personal experience of coming out as non-binary and the impact it had on their business in Texas, w...

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Join Courtney and Dana as they explore the challenges of managing a team while leading it, discuss the complexities of running a business and talk through making tough decisions during unprecedented times like Hurricane Irma. From poignant childhood memories to the intricacies of balancing personal beliefs with business realities, this episode takes you on a journey through the messy bubble of entrepreneurship and the impo...

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Join Courtney and Dana as they talk with Carin Hunt, the CEO of Celebration Pros. Carin shares her inspiring journey from building a successful wedding planning business in the Florida Keys to weathering the challenges brought by Hurricane Irma. Discover how Carin's resilience, community focus, and passion for collaboration not only helped her overcome tragedy but also led her to establish Celebration Pros, a thriving comm...

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Tune in for an intimate conversation with Maggie Stewart, where vulnerability takes center stage. Opening up about the challenges she faced during a critical health journey, Maggie shares the struggle of balancing her thriving business with the physical and emotional toll it took on her well-being. With Courtney and Dana, the trio navigates the complexities of entrepreneurship and personal health, delving into the pressure...

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Courtney and Dana are taking a walk down memory lane with the dynamic Maggie Stuart, founder of The Ginkgo Method. Join the conversation as Maggie shares her journey from a corporate job to the wedding industry, highlighting the unexpected twists and turns that led her to entrepreneurship. Discover the funny stories from her time working with the sisters at the Bradford, her transition from stiletto heels to overalls, and ...

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Join Courtney and Dana in this authentic and uplifting episode as they reflect on lessons learned from their recent guest, Jill Donovan. Dive into the power of giving yourself grace during challenging times and embracing the evolution that comes with it. The sisters share personal stories about navigating tragedy, finding silver linings, and how community matters more than ever. Discover the surprising moments that redefin...

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Join us on this emotional rollercoaster as we dive into the inspiring story of Jill Donovan, a successful entrepreneur who has faced unimaginable challenges. From starting a tanning salon to building a catering empire with her late husband TJ, Jill shares her journey of love, loss, and the unexpected turns that shaped her path. Discover the silver linings, the power of resilience, and what it takes to keep going after trag...

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January 8, 2024 50 mins

After a well-deserved sabbatical, Courtney is back to share why she needed to take a break. From getting married at 20 to experiencing an existential crisis, Courtney reflects on the challenges of ending a 21-year marriage and the impact on her personal growth. She opens up about her struggles, from the first five years of difficulty to the pivotal moment of having a baby that triggered a cascade of challenges. The hosts d...

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December 11, 2023 1 min

Hustle Gather will be back with another season in the new year! Brace yourself as Courtney returns, spilling the tea on why she took a break. Come January, Dana and Courtney will be talking with guests about when business has gotten personal in their lives. Get ready to be inspired and motivated for a transformative 2024! 

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Last week, Dana and Nina talked with Aneesa Giles about setting boundaries and escaping the nine-to-five trap. In this episode, they're reflecting on that conversation with Aneesa and uncovering the truth about productivity, shaking off FOMO culture, and redefining the meaning of success. Brace yourself for a rollercoaster ride of wisdom and laughter, and discover why it's okay to embrace your inner "Potato" while conqueri...

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In this episode, we delve into the journey of Aneesa Glines, owner of Harmony Weddings and Events, and the Graham Mill wedding venue. Join us as we uncover the unexpected strategies that propelled her to success in the world of wedding planning and venue management, and discover how Aneesa managed to break free from the relentless grip of work and set boundaries that revitalized her mental health and reignited her passion ...

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Last week, Dana and Alyssa had the privilege of diving deep into the world of Rachel Sheeran, a dynamic motivational speaker and conference emcee. Rachel's insights on thriving as an entrepreneur while being away from home and loved ones were nothing short of inspiring. This week, Dana and Alyssa unravel the lessons they learned from Rachel about life and business.

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Get ready to supercharge your entrepreneurial journey as Dana and Alyssa sit down with the dynamic Rachel Sheerin, an award-winning keynote speaker and emcee extraordinaire. In this episode, Rachel spills the beans on how she helps high achievers conquer burnout, elevate their success, and live a life they absolutely adore. Her insights are pure gold, her stories are truly inspiring, and her practical tips will transform h...

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Last week, Dana and Jessica talked with Jason and Megan Gillikin about how they balance entrepreneurship, their relationship and parenthood. In this episode, they're reflecting on that conversation and talking about the power of unstoppable communication, how to fill your "bucket" with positivity, and how to bounce back stronger than ever from life's curveballs.

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Get ready for a rollercoaster ride of raw honesty and ultimate redemption in this episode with Jason and Megan Gillikin! This power couple's fairy-tale relationship took a tumultuous turn when entrepreneurship and parenting collided head-on. Tune in as they share their journey share their journey from an idyllic beginning of ease in their relationship, to the challenges they faced as both entrepreneurs and parents, to how ...

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Last week, Dana and Jenna talked with Meghan Ely, the mastermind behind OFD Consulting, about how building a life with boundaries takes work and is rooted in loving oneself enough to prioritize what truly matters. In this episode, they're reflecting on that conversation and delving into the power of self-love, setting boundaries, and embracing your truth as an entrepreneur.

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In this episode, Dana and Jenna are diving headfirst into the exhilarating world of work-life balance, and they're not holding back. They're joined by powerhouse guest Meghan Ely, the mastermind behind OFD Consulting, a dynamic wedding PR agency. Meghan spills the beans on her journey from corporate cubicles to entrepreneurial stardom, all while managing the epic feat of balancing business and family life. You won't believ...

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