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Francie Hinrichsen
The Grit Series with Reagan Hill, Interior Designer

The Grit Series with Reagan Hill, Interior Designer

The Grit Series with Reagan Hill, Creative Director of Leslie Tyler Design   About The Grit Series The Grit Series is a series of collaborations focused on small business owners putting in the grit to build something great. Each interview spotlights a business savvy member of The Initiative Mastermind and there's a ton to learn from each one about running a small business!    WHAT IS THE INITIATIVE MASTERMIND? The Initiative Mastermind is a community of small business owners who rally around getting better at business together. Daily, we share insight on what works, what doesn't work, and strategy for adapting and pivoting in the ever-changing business ecosystem. Click...

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Francie Hinrichsen
The Grit Series with Leann Stickel, Life Coach

The Grit Series with Leann Stickel, Life Coach

Leann Stickel is the wife to Don and mom to four kiddos. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2009 at the age of 29. In the last 10 years she has learned what it means to keep showing up. When faced with chronic illness, she says, there is a period of mourning the future you had once pictured for yourself and her optimism was put to the test. She always says she's genetically optimistic (just ask her about The Frosting Philosophy!) and she's using that gift to help people learn how to apply a positive perspective to challenges in their...

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Francie Hinrichsen
The Grit Series with Heather Swick, Content Consultant

The Grit Series with Heather Swick, Content Consultant

Heather started her freelance writing business five years ago. She was working at a desk job at the time (raise your hand if you can relate!), and after years of wanting to go out on her own, she finally took a chance and went for it. She started writing for everything from wedding sites and local magazines to big-name websites and financial planning firms. During that time, she also wrote three novels and two children's books. She recently switched to working with entrepreneurs to help them create their signature digital products. Creating content tends to be a barrier for so many people, so...

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Francie Hinrichsen
The Grit Series with Molly Pflederer, Wellness Coach

The Grit Series with Molly Pflederer, Wellness Coach

The Grit Series with Molly Pflederer, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach The best way to get better at running your business is to learn from others' experiences.  The Grit Series is a series of collaborations focused on small business owners putting in the grit to build something great. Each interview spotlights a member of The Initiative Mastermind (www.InitiativeMastermind.com). Each spotlight highlights a different savvy business owner and there's a TON to learn from each one about running a small business! 

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