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Lisa Sun



If you were told you lack gravitas, how would you respond? When Lisa Sun got that feedback in her first review as a business consultant in a global management consulting firm, it sent her on a two decades quest to uncover what it means to have gravitas, to be truly confident and know your own value. No longer a burned out consultant, Lisa is a noted fashion entrepreneur, founder of the lifestyle brand “Gravitas,” and now the author of “Gravitas: The Eight Strengths That Redefine Confidence.”

“…For me, I wanted to redefine confidence, not as a performative behavior but as a choice, a mindset…I wanted to double-click on that through quantitative research, and identify eight other types of confidence because we don’t all have to fit into that stereotype of swagger, and extraversion and charisma, to feel good about ourselves…”

You can learn more about Lisa, her work as an entrepreneur, founder and author at gravitasnewyork.com

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Suzy Welch



If you’ve ever asked yourself, “Is it too late to switch careers?,” you are not alone. And whether you’re in your 30s or beyond, Suzy Welch says the answer to that question is, “It’s never too late.” Suzy is enjoying many career chapters from reporter to best-selling author to television commentator, to professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business, where she teaches a methodology on how to discover your authentic career and life.

“…We need to keep dreaming and dreaming is part of our life. And we don’t need to edit our dreams because the world will edit our dreams for us so why would we go ahead and do the world’s work for us?”

You can learn more about Suzy, her work as a speaker, instructor and writer at suzywelch.com

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Christina Pardy



Christina Pardy admits she did not grow up saying she wanted to be an entrepreneur, far from it. In fact, she went into sales for a tech company. But this millennial turned her side hustle into a million dollar bonafide business. Christina Pardy is the founder of STIK (“Shit that I Knit”), an apparel company that offers sustainably sourced, beautifully hand-knit products. She now has partnerships with many professional sports teams, and even designed and created apparel for the USA Beijing Olympics team.

“…My fear of regret is bigger than my fear of failure….And I really thought, What if I look back on this and a year or two years or 20 years from now and say ‘I really had something that I was passionate about, but I didn’t do it because I was too afraid of failing…’”

You can learn more about Christina, STIK and the way she has knit a next chapter in existence at shitthatiknit.com

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Amy Lyle



We’ve all heard the phrase laughter is the best medicine, and Amy Lyle would no doubt agree. She’s a former recruiter from one of the largest staffing firms in the world but chose to follow her passions, and is now an author, stand up comedian, actor, TEDx speaker and a screenwriter.

“…never thought about being a stand up comic necessarily but I was, you know, popular at dinner parties…What I found is vulnerability, and kind of sharing a little bit, not too much, just sharing a little bit of your failures or your hurts with other people, draws people to you.”

You can learn more about Amy and her multi-hyphenate next chapters, at amylyle.me

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Meghan McFerran



Meghan McFerran followed her dream to New York City and into the world of being a professional dancer. A world filled with hustle and grind of audition after audition. She finally landed her dream job, only to discover that it brought with it so many confidence and body issues that she knew she had to make a change. And she did. Today she’s an entrepreneur and dance fitness trainer with her own classes and fitness app called, “Glisten”.

“I wanted to create a feeling where everyone could stand in their unique spotlight, not one girl gets the part, but we all get the part. And we all have an opportunity to shine. And I knew that only I could create a community where everyone can come together where the show doesn’t wrap…”

You can learn more about Meghan, her podcast show, Glisten app (and community) and more about her journey at www.meghanmcferran.com

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Monisha Patel



Monisha Patel left her job in software sales and turned her side hustle into a thriving business. The hustle? Custom charcuterie arrangements, workshops and catering.

“I have had a lot of ideas that I have been too scared to attempt, too scared to start…There was always some reason not to do it. And this started so organically and so slowly and it grew into what it is today. So there were no more excuses. It already happened. It happened while I wasn’t really paying attention, so it really helped move things along…”

You can learn more about Monisha, and Boards By Mo, at boardsbymo.com

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Eric Boles



Think back to a time when you felt you were at your best, on top of the world. What if you could feel that way over and over and over again. Eric Boles says it is possible. He’s a former wide receiver in the NFL who had natural talent and ability. But between injuries and what he says were his own mental roadblocks he got dismissed and became a janitor to make ends meet. Through his experiences, he learned how to unleash his own power within and today he’s an international leadership consultant and keynote speaker.

“I did not understand, at the time, the psychology beyond those things. I didn’t know there was a way to rebuild and restore and reframe how I looked at myself and looked at the world…”

You can learn more about Eric, his book “Moving to Great: Unleashing Your Best in Life and Work” and more at thegamechangersinc.com

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Tara West



From psychotherapist to fashion stylist, my guest has risen above a traumatic childhood, to learning how to trust herself and live her best life. When I learned about Tara West’s story, I knew I wanted the world to know more about her because of her courage to transform her life and create a next chapter.

“There’s a lot of psychology that comes to play when I’m working with people, whether it’s hiding a certain thing, or working with a certain part of our body that we don’t like, even to the finances…My psychology background really…helps me understand people and where they’re coming from.”

You can learn more about Tara’s work, her blog, podcast and her fashion tips at tarawestfashion.com

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Celine Charlotte



Growing up in the Netherlands, Celine Charlotte was told by her parents to live a “normal life,” which meant marry a rich man, stick to the rules and follow the status quo. But that is not what she wanted. Instead, she left everything behind, moved to America and went from no money in the bank to becoming a self-made millionaire and she wants to show others how they can do it too.

“I choose the career of being a journalist, mostly to educate myself…I choose to write a lot about entrepreneurship…So after doing that for seven years, ‘I thought, okay, now’s the time that I can start my own company…’”

You can meet Celine and learn from her courses and podcasts at celinecharlotte.com

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Conor Cudahy



From the Peace Corps to pizza, that was the pivot Conor Cudahy made during the pandemic and followed his passion. Conor is the founder of Lala’s Neopolitan-ish Pizza, first as a mobile, pop-up pizza food truck to his first brick and mortar establishment.

“It was really just a hobby for me at the beginning…it never seemed like…a stable way to make a living. I think the pandemic really just showed everyone that there really is no stability in anything anymore. So why not follow your passion and do something that really makes you excited?’”

You can find Conor, and Lala’s Neopolitan-ish Pizza online at lalasneapolitan-ishpizza.com, at Time Out Market in Boston in the Back Bay neighborhood of The Fenway and on Instagram at @lalas_pizza.

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