The Modern Independent

The Modern Independent

The Modern Independent is on a mission to assist modern independent workers in accelerating their growth, both personally and professionally. We provide our listeners with the necessary education, expert guidance, and inspiration to achieve greater financial freedom, fulfillment, and flexibility through their independent work.

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April 22, 2024 56 mins

When Grace was handed her layoff notice, she faced a crossroads that would redefine her entire career trajectory. Her story unfolds in our latest episode, where she shares how the seeds of entrepreneurship were sown in the aftermath of corporate upheaval. 

We explore how her journey from corporate castaway to thriving independent consultant is a beacon for anyone feeling the tremors of professional instability.

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Join us on a captivating journey with Julie, the design and construction industry's narrative master, who opens up about her transformative career path, from weathering the storm of the 2008 economic downturn to becoming an ardent enthusiast of building and design. This episode is a treasure trove for anyone eager to learn how to turn their industry passion into a thriving niche, as Julie takes us through her experiences with ...

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In this episode of The Launchpad, Brad White joins us for this episode. As a two-time graduate of the IndeCollective cohort, Brad brings to the table his unique experiences, recounting his battles with anxiety and depression and how understanding his own emotions became a compass in navigating his professional endeavors. Brad's narrative offers a testament to the power of legacy, mentorship, and the courage to seize unexpected...

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In this episode, IndeCollective Alum and Ike Fontaine joins our Head of Community Jan Almasy to share his remarkable evolution from a touring musician to a podcasting and online business expert. Get ready to unlock the secrets of leveraging a niche audience for impactful client acquisition, and peel back the curtain on the networking and content strategy that can transform a single podcast episode into a multi-platform goldmine.

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Have you ever wondered how public speaking can bolster your career, personal brand, or even your wallet? Join us as we delve into these questions with the award-winning entrepreneur and speaking professional, Bobbie Carlton. Bobbie, with her extensive experience as a public speaker, generously shares her journey, reminding us how starting small paves the path to confidence and expertise. She helps us understand the various forms pu...

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What if you could unlock the secrets to turning your manuscript into a polished, published book? What if you had an insider's guide to navigating the complex world of self-publishing? Well, stay tuned because you're in for a treat in this episode with our special guest, Jen T Grace. As an award-winning author, top-notch speaker, and an expert strategist in publishing, Jen's insights are a treasure trove for anyone wi...

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Gear up for an enriching conversation with Lia, an IndeAlum and successful coach. She shares her inspiring journey - from being an executive to founding her own business, guided by her experience with an executive coach and fueled by the desire to lead authentically. Experiences such as parenthood and coping with the global pandemic led her to pivot and align her path with her true passions and values.

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Journey with us on an eye-opening exploration of innovation and disruptive design with Liya Safina, a powerhouse IndeAlumni and a master designer who has left her fingerprints on groundbreaking technologies like AR, VR, and autonomous vehicles. 

Liya's stellar portfolio, adorned with globally acclaimed brands like Nike, Google, Alibaba, and Toyota, speaks volumes of her prowess. Follow along as we travel through her p...

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Does the nitty-gritty of financial management for your venture seem like an uphill battle? This episode with small business financial consultant and coach, Andy Smiles, will equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to set your independent business up for success, so you can focus on doing what you love!

We kick things off by getting up close and personal with Collective, an all-in-one financial platform tailored for...

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Ready to unlock the mysteries of your personality? Join our Head of Community - Jan Almasy and IndeAlumni Sandhya Sudhakar as they guide you on a journey through the basics of the Enneagram personality framework.

Prepare to uncover the nine archetypes this framework offers, each unique with their own behavioral traits and characteristics. These archetypes, deeply rooted in ancient wisdom, present an opportunity to enhance ...

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Welcome to The Modern Independent -- a podcast dedicated -- to inspiring, equipping, and empowering -- top independent workers to supercharge their careers -- and build more balanced lives.

Ever felt the burn of a side hustle morphing into a full-time gig? We’ve got a treat for you - an exhilarating conversation with our Head of Community, Jan Almasy and Mitchell Golden, a graduate of IndeCollective and a pro-LSAT instruct...

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Welcome to The Modern Independent -- a podcast dedicated -- to inspiring, equipping, and empowering -- top independent workers to supercharge their careers -- and build more balanced lives.

Get ready for a deep dive with Stephanie Golik, co-founder of Huddle, as she reveals her intriguing entrepreneurial journey and her passion for design. Stephanie's story begins in Miami, Florida, where she was instilled with an ent...

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Welcome to The Modern Independent -- a podcast dedicated -- to inspiring, equipping, and empowering -- top independent workers to supercharge their careers -- and build more balanced lives.

Today, our Head of Community Jan Almasy is joined by Alexandra Frumberg. Alex is the Founder of ALX  - a full-service, strategically-driven creative collective. Fueled by opportunity, creativity, and coffee, she has spent over a decade ...

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Welcome to The Modern Independent -- a podcast dedicated -- to inspiring, equipping, and empowering -- top independent workers to supercharge their careers -- and build more balanced lives.

Today, our Head of Community Jan Almasy is joined by Rhapsodi Pierre-Jaques. Rhapsodi is a social-organizational psychologist and career transition coach with 10+ years of consulting and client-facing experience.

Her coaching practice is...

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Welcome to The Modern Independent -- a podcast dedicated -- to inspiring, equipping, and empowering -- top independent workers to supercharge their careers -- and build more balanced lives.

Today, our Head of Community Jan Almasy is joined by Matt Gowie. Join them as they unpack some of the key "aha moments" Matt realized along his journey of self-discovery, how he fell in love with software engineering and his favorite pa...

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Welcome to The Modern Independent -- a podcast dedicated -- to inspiring, equipping, and empowering -- top independent workers to supercharge their careers -- and build more balanced lives.

Today, our Head of Community Jan Almasy is joined by Justin Oba. Join them as they unpack some of the key "aha moments" Justin realized along his journey of self-discovery, how he decided on founding a marketing consultancy, and his fav...

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Welcome to The Modern Independent -- a podcast dedicated -- to inspiring, equipping, and empowering -- top independent workers to supercharge their careers -- and build more balanced lives.

Today, our Head of Community Jan Almasy is joined by Emily Grubman. Join them as they unpack some of the key "aha moments" Emily realized along her journey of self-discovery, how she decided on naming businesses as the niche she was rea...

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Welcome to The Modern Independent -- a podcast dedicated -- to inspiring, equipping, and empowering -- top independent workers to supercharge their careers -- and build more balanced lives.

Today, our Head of Community Jan Almasy is joined by Clara Artschwager. Join them as they unpack some of the key "aha moments" Clara realized along her journey of self-discovery, how releasing articles using her true voice pushed her in...

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Welcome to The Modern Independent -- a podcast dedicated -- to inspiring, equipping, and empowering -- top independent workers to supercharge their careers -- and build more balanced lives.

Today, our Head of Community Jan Almasy is joined by Nicole Rose Yen. Join them as they unpack some of the key "aha moments" Nicole realized along her journey of self-discovery, how she fell in love with finance and her leap into entrep...

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Meet Nancy Harris -- Nancy is a passionate leadership development coach specializing in diversity. She hosts a podcast called The Intersection where she discusses all things at the intersection of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. She is also an active facilitator, writer, and co-founder of DisruptHR Chicago.

As the founder of Restart Consulting, Nancy helps organizations develop inclusive cultures and leaders. She ...

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