Ep. 33- Swirl Society Founder Lisa Landers

This week on Under the Influence Podcast, Whitney Eckis welcomes Owner and Curator of Swirl BoutiqueLisa Landers. Lisa is a stylist, content creator, founder of the Lisa Landers society, all in addition to being the owner and curator of Swirl Boutique. Lisa shares the story behind Swirl, and how she's genuine connections to grow her following. Listen to hear the hottest trends, what Bravo's housewives been buying, and what's next for Swirl Boutique. 

This week on Under The Influence podcast!

( :01 ): Hi everyone, this is Whitney Eckis. Welcome back to Under The Influence Podcast. Whitney thanks fans for listening. This week we are joined by Lisa Landers.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS WITH LISA LANDERS

( 1:40  ): Whitney asks: “Tell us about how you started Swirl, what’s the story?”

( 3:02 ): Whitney asks: “Tell us about your brand partnerships?”

( 5:45 ): Whitney asks: “What was the passion behind you wanting to go into fashion?”  

( 6:57): Whitney asks: “Who was somebody who was a really big influence on you when you started this business?”

(8:18 ): Whitney asks: “When you think about the girl who shops at Swirl Boutique, do you have somebody in mind?”

( 9:51 ): Whitney asks: “What’s it like working with influential people (like Amanda Stanton and Emily Simpson, Chantelle Page)?”

( 11:15 ): Whitney asks: “If someone wanted to start their own online or in-store boutique what are some tips you’d offer for them?”

( 14:11): Whitney asks: “Tell us about how you’ve grown your social media following?”

( 18:40 ): Whitney asks: “Now you are launching Swirl Society, which is the really cool club, tell us about that?”

( 19:51 ): Whitney asks: “So tell us about the grand opening (your third location)?”

( 25:01 ): Whitney asks: “What ways do you feel like you can positively impact your audience on social media?”

( 27:00 ): Whitney asks: “What are some recent trends you are obsessing over?”

( 31:00 ): Whitney asks: “Favorite Instagram to stalk?”

( 31:34 ): Whitney asks: “Favorite Influencers??”

( 32:00 ): Whitney asks: “What is your go-to self love practice?”

( 34:13 ): Whitney asks: “What is your favorite weird fashion trend?”

( 36:17 ): Whitney asks: “What is your favorite cocktail?”

( 38:01 ): Whitney asks: “What is your favorite reality TV?”

( 40:24 ): Whitney asks: “What’s your favorite podcast?”

( 42:45): What does influence mean to you?

Thank you for going Under the Influence with us Lisa Landers!

Ep. 32 - On Target with Lauren LeBouef

 Ep. 32 - On Target with Lauren LeBouef

This week on Under the Influence Podcast, Whitney Eckis welcomes The Target Girl, Lauren LeBouef. Lauren is a podcast host, blogger, influencer, model and Target aficionado! Lauren shares the inspiration behind the Target Girl, her blogging inspirations and how to stop comparing yourself to "that girl" on instagram. Listen to learn her favorite Target finds, confidence boosting tips (spoiler alert: it's all in the shoes), and how she used authenticity to create her brand. 

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EP 31 - DJ, Unicorn, and Brand Coach with Ashley Spedale

EP 31 - DJ, Unicorn, and Brand Coach with Ashley Spedale

This week on Under the Influence Podcast, Whitney Eckis welcomes local San Diego native Ashley Spedale. Ashley is a one of kind influence that offers everything from Djing to being a personal growth brand coach. Did we mention she is also a unicorn? She enjoys adorning her daily attire with rainbows and maintaining her perfectly pink hair. Ashley shares her story with Whitney on her successful career as a makeup artist that led her to her passion of helping others find their true fulfillment in growing their businesses! 

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EP 29 - Breaking Beauty Podcast

EP 29 - Breaking Beauty Podcast

This week on Under the Influence Podcast, Whitney Eckis welcomes on the co-creators of Breaking Beauty Podcast, Jill Dunn and Carlene Higgins. Both long-time beauty editors, Jill and Carlene, have interviewed the biggest trailblazing beauty founders for magazines for more than a decade —from Emily Weiss at Glossier to Tiffany Masterson at Drunk Elephant — and they've gotten to know many of the genius creators behind the most top-shelf beauty products. Whitney, Jill, and Carlene discuss what influence means to them as well as what its been like transitioning from Beauty editor to professional podcaster! 

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EP 28 - Billie Lee's Self Love Story

EP 28 -  Billie Lee's Self Love Story

This week on Under the Influence Podcast, Whitney welcomes on Equality and Transgender Activist Billie Lee from Bravo's hit show Vanderpump Rules. Whitney and Billie Lee chat about her journey to discovery and her self love story. Billie also shares her side of constantly being in the spotlight, reality tv, and the impacts of social media on mental health. Billie Lee also shares and educates the Under the Influence listeners on the transgender community and ways in which we can help the community for the better! 

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EP 25 - The Jackie of All Trades with Amanda Lauren

EP 25 - The Jackie of All Trades with Amanda Lauren

This week on Under The Influence Podcast, Whitney welcomes on Amanda Lauren. A "Jackie of All Trades", Amanda has written for Real Simple, Forbes, and is the CoHost of Things We Are Too Lazy To Blog About. Whitney and Amanda chat about all things influential and how to go after your dream career while still building your following! 

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EP 24 - Model Success with Jessa Hinton

EP 24 - Model Success with Jessa Hinton

On this week’s episode of Under the Influence Podcast, Whitney welcomes on the model, former playmate and women’s activist, Jessa Hinton. Jessa shares her story from a successful model to empowering women via her social influence. Jessa dives into cutting the bullsh*t with influence and how she has seen the social media game changer. Jessa brings a new and refreshing look into being authentic and transparent about your story and building a true audience.

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EP 23 - Beauty Bar Chocolate

EP 23 - Beauty Bar Chocolate

On this week episode of Under the Influence Podcast, Whitney welcomes on Candice Puthawala, the creator of Beauty Bar Chocolate. They talk Candice's beginning in fashion and how she desired to create a new space in the wellness (and chocolate) space. Candice provides incredible value and insight into how she created her business from her passion to create a product that was both beneficial in the wellness and beauty industry. 

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Ep 22 - REAL TALK with Robby Hayes

Ep 22 - REAL TALK with Robby Hayes

On this week's episode of The Bachelor...wait...we mean Under the Influence Podcast, we welcome on Robby Hayes! Robby was not only one of the most notable contestants on ABC's The Bachelorette and The Bachelor in Paradise but he also is the founder of his own Influencer Agency, Rebella. Listen to him and Whitney chat business start-ups, influencers, brand deals and how Robby has created an empire from his experience with reality tv. 

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Ep 20 - Influence is a BUSINESS

Ep 20 - Influence is a BUSINESS

This week, Under the Influence Podcast, features Brittany Krystle the personal brand and growth expert. Brittany and Whitney dive into personal brands and what it really takes to grow your level of influence. Brittany even reveals her best-kept secrets on LinkedIn. Brittany has worked with Gary V and Marie Forleo and is even the host of her own podcast called Beyond Influential Podcast. Brittany gets real about the "no fluff" of building your brand online and strategy behind success! 

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Ep 19 - Crystals, Digestifs, & Lamborghinis, Oh my.

Ep 19 - Crystals, Digestifs, & Lamborghinis, Oh my.

This week, Under the Influence Podcast features Amber Lee Lyons, the creator of Chakra Girl Co. Amber and Whitney dive into Amber's journey of starting her business, her mission to help women reach their fullest potential by unblocking their chakras, and why it's important to be 100% authentic on social media. They also discuss the importance of crystals and how to use them. Amber and Whitney discuss influence and how to navigate this influencer space as a small business. Amber brings so much value in such a light-hearted and relatable way! 

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Ep 18 - Inspiration with Lauren Scruggs Kennedy

Ep 18 - Inspiration with Lauren Scruggs Kennedy

Under the Influence Podcast welcomes Lauren Scruggs Kennedy, boss babe blogger, founder of the Lauren Scruggs Kennedy Foundation, New York Times Best Selling author and fashion journalist. Whitney and Lauren discuss Lauren's tragedy and how she overcame and made a positive impact on the community. Lauren and Whitney chat about the process of Lauren writing her New York Times Best Selling book(s), cultivating her blog community, starting a product line and so much more. This episode will make you feel inspired and will also give you an insight into having an online business. 

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Ep 16 - Keep it 100 with Krista Williams

Ep 16 - Keep it 100 with Krista Williams

On this week's episode of Under the Influence Podcast, Whitney welcomes Krista Williams from Almost 30 Podcast and the Hundred Blog to the show. They talk Almost 30's iHeart Radio nomination, tips on growing your brand, Podcasting vs. Blogging, and when its time to give yourself a well deserved break! 

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Ep 11 - Big Things with The Bloguettes

Ep 11 - Big Things with The Bloguettes

Welcome back to Under The Influence podcast. This week we’re joined by Lorena Garcia. She was the founder of the Bloguettes and Majka. She talks on how to be involved in community. Whitney shares an announcement for the future of Under the Influence podcast.

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Ep 9 - Be Social with Ali Grant

Ep 9 - Be Social with Ali Grant

Ali Grant is the founder of Be Social, a modern digital communications company that specializes in influencer relations, media relations, digital communications and talent management. The Be Social Team has curated a roster of today’s top trending brands and influencers in the beauty and wellness space.


On Episode 9, Ali and I discuss the power of influence and the importance of brands acknowledging the “social good” factor within their own brand.


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