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Stories of the grind before the shine, and how you can glow up in your business or career. Host Lené Green is on a journey to find out what it takes by interviewing boss women and men who are successful in their own right. The Goal Standard Podcast highlights the part that you won't see on social media. Guests will share the roadblocks, challenges, and struggles that they went through to get where they are today. Hear how Tonya Rapley went from being in debt to creating a growing personal fi ...
 
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Suprise! I'm pregnant! In this episode I'm talking all about the ups and downs of pregnancy as an entrepreneur, why I just up and stopped podcasting, and what you can expect from The Goal Standard moving forward. Ready to start your podcast? Grab The Podcast Launch Kit! A simple, step-by-step guide to help you set up and launch your podcast. https:…
 
Atiyah McDaniels dropped out of college three times. The first time, she went for fashion designing. The second time, she went for business. The third time, she went for communications. It just wasn’t for her. Literally 2 months after dropping out the last time, she had already started her hair business. People would always ask her where she would …
 
Have you ever found yourself having conversations so deep with friends and family that you thought someone else should hear the conversation? Do you have strong opinions about specific topics and want your voice to be heard? Are you a professional that wants to tell the world about your profession and allow them to see it in a different light? Do y…
 
This week we replayed our episode with Shauntay Parrish of The Glam Kitchen who talks about getting laid off, to creating her food blog and everything in between. She used getting laid off as an opportunity to learn how to blog and demonstrate share her love of cooking to the world. Her blog took off. That’s how The Glam Kitchen was born. The Glam …
 
This week on the podcast, we have Mimi Johnson, founder of Grind Pretty and the Glamatory. Mimi started her career as a makeup artist and now she helps other women to figure out their passion. If you are transitioning from one field to another, this is the episode for you. Reach out! Mimi Johnson Instagram: @mimijonline…
 
Sierra Howard of the I Don't Do Budgets Podcast talks about how she went from 9k in debt to secretly paying it all off. Sierra talks about how she started developing a really bad spending habit in college and how it got out of control. It got to the point where she was actually embarrassed to talk to her partner about how much debt she was in. I’m …
 
On this week's episode, we'll be hearing from Perri Furbert, founder of Gold, the Label. She shares her journey of creating the label from scratch and growing it herself. Perri has had the honor of having her items worn by celebrities such as Ayesha Curry and Charlamagne the God. If you are from a small town trying to make it, this is the episode f…
 
If you've ever been told that you can't have a job and run a successful business, Dr. Tega Edwin is here on this week's episode to tell you why that's not true! She changed her career path after realizing she didn’t want to be miserable for the rest of her life. She talks to us about how we can do the same!…
 
This week we are talking to Elisha Mcghee, founder of Page Eleven Paper Goods. Despite being afraid and doubting herself, Elisha pushed forward and has been able to get her stationery items into major stores such as Target, TjMaxx, and Marshalls. If you have been doubting yourself and your dreams this is the episode for you. Reach out! Page Eleven …
 
If you’re like the majority of us, you probably have a side passion or project that doesn’t yet make money, but you’ve been trying to figure out how to make it work, this episode is for you! We’re talking to Ebony Staten, Tech exec and founder of The Vogue Room, an interior design company dedicated to creating chic, vibrant, and high fashion living…
 
This episode of The Goal Standard is supported by Remote Works, a podcast that tells extraordinary stories of teams that made the shift to flexible working. Click here to listen and learn more about this podcast. Many thanks to Remote Works for their support! In this episode, we’re speaking to Candace June, marketing consultant and founder of Epic …
 
In this episode, we’re talking to Jordan Gustus about her journey into entrepreneurship, and how she grew her branding company to what it is today. Jordan was working full-time and running her business full time, but she got to the point where she wanted to only work on her business while she was at work. Eventually, she decided to let go of her jo…
 
While starting and growing a business has been great for so many of us, LLC Twitter and so many other people make it seem like you HAVE to choose. That’s actually not the case. You can have both and still love your life. Just ask Terissa Stewart, tech professional and entrepreneur. In this episode, Terri gives us the real deal on how she couldn’t f…
 
This episode of The Goal Standard is supported by Remote Works, a podcast that tells extraordinary stories of teams that made the shift to flexible working. Click here to listen and learn more about this podcast. Many thanks to Remote Works for their support! This week, we’re speaking with Jen & Jay, the founders of Hustle & Heels UK - an organizat…
 
This episode of The Goal Standard is supported by Remote Works, a podcast that tells extraordinary teams that made the shift to flexible working. Click here to listen and learn more about this podcast. Many thanks to Remote Works for their support! Representation matters in all areas, but especially in modern media. In the last few years, we’ve see…
 
This episode of The Goal Standard is supported by Remote Works, a podcast that tells extraordinary teams that made the shift to flexible working. Click here to listen and learn more about this podcast. Many thanks to Remote Works for their support! I'm sure you've heard the saying "You're the average of the 5 people you surround yourself with" by J…
 
This episode of The Goal Standard is supported by Remote Works, a podcast that tells extraordinary stories of teams that made the shift to flexible working. Click here to listen and learn more about this podcast. Many thanks to Remote Works for their support! In this episode, we’re speaking with Jessica Chinyelu about her journey from club promotin…
 
This week we are taking it back to one of my favorite episodes with business coach Jasmine Green. A huge part of Jasmine's story is that she gave up an opportunity to go to Medical School. She realized it just wasn’t right for her. Just as quickly as Jasmine made that decision, she went from a path of financial and professional security as a doctor…
 
In this week's episode, we are diving into procrastination and how it affects us in our day-to-day lives. We all procrastinate, and it's not for the reasons you think. We've heard the stories about it being in our nature or the fact that we work better under pressure. BUT... Studies show that the real reason for procrastination actually has to do w…
 
This week we are speaking with Aisha Beau Johnson, Digital Content Creator, and Influencer. Aisha specializes in beauty, wellness, travel, and mental health. In 2016, after being stopped on numerous occasions by fellow women of color inquiring about her makeup and skincare routine, Aisha decided it was time to create her own platform. AishaBeau.com…
 
This week I decided to take it back and rewind to the chat all about Impostor Syndrome and how it shows up in our lives and businesses especially. Impostor syndrome is something that I’ve dealt with in my previous career, as a wife, and in my current business. You would think that because I’ve had so much success, that I’d have it all together but …
 
In this episode, we’re talking to Jordan Gustus about her journey into entrepreneurship, and how she grew her branding company to what it is today. Jordan was working full-time and running her business full time, but she got to the point where she wanted to only work on her business while she was at work. Eventually, she decided to let go of her jo…
 
In this episode, we’re talking to Kharmika Alston, a Former US diplomat who made a major career pivot into Real Estate. Kharmika is the founder of Live, Love Durham, a real estate brokerage which believes in transforming our community and creating new cycles of generational wealth. Before she made the Pivot, Kharmika’s job was working as a US diplo…
 
Super excited for this episode because it’s with one of my best friends, Shonitria Anthony. Shonitria is the founder of the Blunt Blowin’ Mama brand. It’s a podcast, clothing company, and movement for moms who smoke weed, and one of the few Black Woman-Owned brands in the weedpreneur industry. What I love about Shonitria’s brand is that she dispels…
 
We hit 100 episodes!!! I told myself when I started this podcast that I would do 100 episodes before I quit. First of all I didn’t think it would take this long to get to this point, but I also can’t believe what we’ve achieved. Through all the hard work, frustration, wins, and losses, I always tried to maintain some sort of work-life balance. That…
 
I first met Toneisha while we were both living in Singapore. I was immediately impressed by how she was able to balance working hard in her career, start her business and live her best life at the same time (we were lit in our Pre-Corona, Southeast Asia days!). That’s exactly why I wanted to have her on the show! In this episode, Toneisha Friday pr…
 
We had the opportunity to speak with our brand Jakiya Brown Thiaw, founder of The Travelingfro in this episode. Jakiya helped us with The Goal Standard brand, and we love sharing people we know who are amazing at what they do. We talked to Jakiya about her incredible story, from growing up in North Carolina, to moving to NYC for her dream job at on…
 
If you’re like the majority of us, you probably have a side passion or project that doesn’t yet make money, but you’ve been trying to figure out how to make it work, this episode is for you! We’re talking to Ebony Staten, Tech exec and founder of The Vogue Room, an interior design company dedicated to creating chic, vibrant, and high fashion living…
 
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% what you do about it. That’s exactly what led our guest Dawn Fitch to create her bath and body brand, Pooka Pure and Simple. Dawn was working her dream job at Sony Music when she fell ill with MS. Throughout her journey of coming to terms with the illness, She started creating products that would help her ado…
 
In this episode, we’re talking to Gaynete Jones, an entrepreneur who has seen major success in the online space as a service provider. She’s been featured in Black Enterprise and so many other publications and now she has created a product that’s about to revolutionize the way that women deal with their periods each month. She’s switching to a prod…
 
On today’s episode, The Goal Standard founder Lene Green shares how 2020 impacted her, including quitting her full-time job to focus on her business. She’s giving you an inside look at what went right and what went all the way wrong in her life this year. In this episode we talk about: What it’s really like to quit your job during a pandemic The be…
 
This week, we’re taking it back to our conversation with Chris-Tia Donaldson, the founder of Thank God It’s Natural, a manufacturer of natural hair products. Chris-Tia shares her journey through the corporate world as a lawyer, running a successful business, and surviving breast cancer. What makes Chris-Tia’s story so amazing is that she’s had to j…
 
If you’ve scrolled through social media and seen the phrase #heyFRIEND, chances are you’ve come across Keisha Mabry. We loved this episode so much that we've brought it back around for you all to hear! Keisha’s goal is to help you get connected to the people and resources needed to catch your dreams. Keisha does this as a speaker and through her bo…
 
This week we are taking it back to a super informative episode! We are speaking with Ticora Davis of The Creator's Law Firm who talks to us about why it’s important for us to trademark our creations as people of color, and how to get it done as cost-effective as possible. Ticora has actually helped me in the process of trademarking my brand properl…
 
If you are a Black woman that feels suffocated in Corporate America, this episode is for you. If you feel inferior, undervalued, or unappreciated this episode is also for you. If you know that you deserve more and desire to take the leap of faith and go out on your own, this episode is definitely for you. This week we are talking to Diamond and Lid…
 
This week we're taking it back to episode 55 of The Goal Standard Podcast! We’re talking to Tina Fears who tells us the story about how she kept running away from her creative side and toward stability. This didn’t last long because her purpose kept pulling her back in. She ultimately started her company Stage Ready after leaving college. Stage rea…
 
If you're interested in learning how to pay off the debt that you've gathered over the years from loans, bills, etc. to give yourself peace of mind, this episode is for you. If you are tired of not being able to focus on your business or other important things in life this episode is also for you. Nicole Jones was not a woman that grew up with a si…
 
If you've ever thought about moving your career or business abroad but weren't sure how to make the move as a mom, this episode is for you. This week I am talking with Rukiya Mcnair, author of Melanin Migration. Rukiya has taken both her business and her family to several different countries. This episode is for everyone that has been craving the i…
 
Have you ever found yourself having conversations so deep with friends and family that you thought someone else should hear the conversation? Do you have strong opinions about specific topics and want your voice to be heard? Are you a professional that wants to tell the world about your profession and allow them to see it in a different light? Do y…
 
If you've been dreaming of being in the biggest publications and having your business be known worldwide, this episode is for you. If you've been wondering how the biggest names in your industry got to where they are, this episode is also for you. This week we are speaking with PR Guru, Lindsey Walker. She is dropping all the gems on how to increas…
 
A few episodes ago I talked to my Virtual Assistant about her transition into full-time entrepreneurship and I realized that I had never told the story of my journey! If you're anything like me, you want to maintain your lifestyle. I knew that I didn't want to go backward and that I wasn't cool with struggling just to leave my 9-5. I knew I needed …
 
This week we're taking it back to episode 50 of The Goal Standard Podcast! We’re talking to Chelsea Guarriello about her journey from trying to figure out what to do, to growing her dropshipping business from zero to six figures in less than a year. This episode is really interesting because Chelsea really takes us behind the scenes to show us exac…
 
If you’ve been daydreaming about handing in your notice for your 9 to 5 and becoming a full-time entrepreneur, this episode is for you. If you’ve been working in your business (either part-time or full-time) and you feel like you can’t do it alone, this episode is for you. AND if you’ve been trying to figure out that business idea and have heard th…
 
This week I decided to chat with you all about Impostor Syndrome and how it shows up in our lives and businesses especially. Impostor syndrome is something that I’ve dealt with in my previous career, as a wife and in my current business. You would think that because I’ve had so much success, that I’d have it all together but sis that is the furthes…
 
This week I had the pleasure of speaking with Ashley Copeland of Stacks and the City! Ashley is an investor who teaches first-generation working professionals how to make money in the stock and real estate industry. Ashley grew up in a family with her siblings and her single mother. She never saw her parents have much money and always worried about…
 
In this week’s episode, we are talking to Jessa Glover, an Intuitive Business Strategist and Coach. Jessa is a 3-time college dropout turned successful entrepreneur, teaching others that it’s okay to go down a different path. Jessa worked her way up the corporate ladder until a corporate layoff led her to start her own business as a virtual assista…
 
This week we are chatting with Pauleanna Reid, Celebrity Ghostwriter, mentor, and Senior Contributor for Forbes and The Business Insider. Pauleanna has an amazing story and she uses her story of depression, abuse, suicide attempts, and more to help other women through their tough journeys. Pauleanna knew she wanted to be a writer from a young child…
 
Whether you’ve heard of Trap Yoga Bae or you haven’t we’re super excited for you because this episode is fire! Britteny, the CEO of Trap Yoga Bae tells us her unconventional story of finding her purpose through teaching Trap Yoga internationally. She gets candid about how her upbringing and early experiences with Therapy led her on a journey to fin…
 
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