Ep 47- Newsworthy Influence With San Diego Fox 5 News' Heather Lake

This week on Under the Influence Podcast, Whitney is joined by San Diego's Fox5 Lifestyle reporter, Heather Lake. Listen as they discuss the impact social media has had on her career in news media. Listen as they talk about Heather’s insane schedule as a morning news reporter, finding the time to run a charitable side hustle, balancing the mom life and career hustle including her self care routine and the importance of having one.

An early bird by nature, and now by choice! For the last decade Heather Lakes has been the lifestyle reporter for FOX 5 mornings, going around town in San Diego and showing off all of the latest and greatest America's finest city has to offer. She says “I love waking up this beautiful city, and always so grateful that our viewers have allowed me into their homes for this many mornings on their TV screens. I have 2 charismatic toddlers, Lucy (1) and Sebastian (3), and when I get off work, I get my entire day with them. My husband, Sean and I are total beach bums and love surfing (I'm still not good at it!) in the summers and snowboarding in the winters. We're hoping the kids catch on soon! In my spare time (there's not much) I'm training for the NYC Marathon, that will take place on Nov 3. Wish me luck!”

Ep 46- Real Estate Warrior With Chase Cromwell

 This week on  Under the Influence Podcast, we're getting real with on of San Diego's most bad-ass real estate warriors! Whitney jumps in with  Chase Cromwell, Founder, and Realtor with Cromwell Home Group. Chase is a father of five and has been a real estate warrior (as well as 9 other jobs) for 10 years. He has built two homes from the ground up (yes, with his hands) and is sharing the recipe of his success. 

Listen as Chase and Whitney talk about goal setting, the mindset and work ethic for success, how Chase turned his side hustle into an empire and the sacrifices he made for success. 

 

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Ep 45- Guac Is Extra With The Cado Founders Anne Beuhner and Mary Carr

This week on  Under the Influence Podcast, we're getting the scoop on San Diego's newest pop-up installation and filming our first video episode! Whitney dives in with the creative minds behind The Cado. Sisters Anne and Mary also acts as CEO and COO of & Boom Unlimited is a women-owned creative group, focused on making IRL moments that matter for people, places, and brands with physical spaces.

Listen (and watch) as we tour San Diego's unique pop installation and talk ways to measure the value of social media, the influencer community's impact on the marketing world, and how to maintain authenticity in creating digital content. 

We're also giving away tickets to the Cado, so be sure to check our Instagram for ways to win! 

 

Ep 43- I'll Bring The Tequila With Chanel Sonego

Ep 43- I'll Bring The Tequila With Chanel Sonego

Chanel Sonego is the founder and CEO of Dames Collective and a digital marketing specialist. Dames Collective is a national networking community for female entrepreneurs, innovators and side-hustlers. A born and bred Southern Californian, Chanel craved something more than she found at traditional networking groups and wanted to shake shit up so Dames Collective came as a necessity from passion! Dames started in San Diego, California in September 2017 and is now in 7 cities across the country with more cities launching soon! 

Chanel joins Whitney as they kick off September with some real talk. Listen along as they discuss how Chanel turned a brunch meet up into an empire, spending your time like you spend your money, how leveraging social media can help scale your business and the importance of humanizing your brand.


Social handles: @ChanelSonego + @DamesCollective

Website: www.chanelsonego.com and www.damescollective.com

Find A Dames Collective Near You on IG:

@damescollective.northcounty

@damescollective.sd

@damescollective.kc

@damescollective.phx

@damescollective.oc

@damescollective.ct


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Ep 44- Cool Off With Natasha Case

This week on  Under the Influence Podcast, we're cooling off as summer winds down with Founder of Coolhaus, Natasha Case.    Whitney dives in with this self proclaimed "farchitect".Natasha works as CEO, creating new products, designing merchandise and packaging, running the marketing department, building new relationships and innovating ideas that keep Coolhaus on top of its game as expansion continues. Listen as they discuss the brilliant launch (during 2009 Coachella),  and creation of Coolhaus, an awesome ice cream brand that has grown from a broken down ice cream truck to be sold in over 7,500+ grocery stores, the motivation behind the brand, the summer that changed everything, and how this boss babe grew her brand to a multi-million dollar business.




The Unique Launch of Coolhaus

Evolving As A Founder And Business Leader

Storytelling For Your Brand 

Creating Organic Connections That Are Mutually Beneficial For Your Brand


Ep 42- Frenchie Party with Bridget Levine

This week on  Under the Influence Podcast,  Whitney is joined by Forbes 30 under 30 finalist, dogmom, and Frenchie.com founder Bridget Levine. Listen as they discuss Bridget's creative rituals and routines⁠, how she found her brands "tribe" (hint: there are a lot of cute frenchies involved", how her big risk paid off and how to start a business by being your best, intentional self. 


August’s  "Frenchie Give Back" (the rescue that we donate, that is different every month)  is Chicago french bulldog rescue. Check out the new product line that launched on national dog day: www.frenchie.com!!!



Ep 41- Big Vic Energy with Victoria Alario

This week on Under the Influence Podcast,we’re getting down to business with Victoria Alario. Vic runs an online business mentoring thousands of women daily who use their network to turn social media into income. She joins Whitney to discuss her motivation to break the boundaries of the “nine- to- five” mindset. They share that hustle mentality, talking everything from the power of the everyday influencer to using a no excuse mentality to control your business.

Ep 40- Gluten Free Authenticity with Tenley Molzahn Leopold

This week on Under the Influence Podcast, we get real with Bachelor Nation’s Tenley Molzahn Leopold. Tenley, a retired dancer and performer found herself capturing the hearts of many as a 3 time runner up through ABC’s The Bachelor Franchise. She joins Whitney as they dish on her experience on the bachelor, blogging about her her wellness journey and new adventures as a Holistic Health Coach, co-founder of The DIY Cleanse, and Co-creator of the Food Freedom Group Wellness Program! They talk about Tenley’s path to wellness, diet and nutrition myths, the “influencer” stereotype, and breaking the Bachelor stigma.

Links:

Instagram: @TenleyMolzahn 

                    @diycleanse 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/tenleymolzahn

Twitter: @TenleyMolzahn

For our listeners:

-Upcoming Retreat in Manzanilla Mexico based on my Food Freedom Program: March 28-April 4 2020

-DIY Cleanse flash Sale

-Work with me! Consultation fee waived ($150)



Ep 39- Spin Doctor with Maria Disla: Founder and CEO of Pure Indoor Cycling

 This week on Under the Influence Podcast, get ready to sweat with Maria Disla, founder and CEO of Pure Indoor Cycling Studios. Whitney and Maria put the spin on entrepreneurship.

They discuss the revival of brick and mortar businesses, how to create a personal connection with your brand, quality social engagement, and the art of avoiding burnout. 

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 the amazing Maria Disla, Founder and CEO of Pure Studio

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS WITH MARIA DISLA

(4:40 ): Whitney asks: “So what led you to creating your studio?”

(8:08 ): Whitney and Maria discuss the aesthetic experience of the studio and creating a personal connection with the brand. 

(9:13): Whitney asks: “Why spin?”  

(11:08): Whitney asks: “Where did you get the inspiration for yoru studio?!”

(13:37): Whitney asks: “What keeps you motivated to stay brick and mortar vs digital?”

( 16:24 ): Whitney asks: “How do you balance being in the classroom and being CEO/Founder?”

( 19:00): Whitney asks: “What do you feel like your biggest struggle in business has been?”

( 22:12): Whitney asks: “Tell me how you built your community.”

( 25:15): Whitney asks: “Tell me how you went about markeitng yourself and your studio?”

( 30:42 ): Whitney asks: “Do you ever experience burnout?”

( 35:41 ): Whitney asks: “What ways do you feel like you positively impact your audience?”

( 40:04): Whitney asks: “What does influence mean to you”

( 55:50): Whitney asks: “What’s your favorite workout?”

(56:23): Whitney asks: “What is your favorite weird ass fashion trend right now?”

(58:14): Whitney asks: “What is your go to cocktail?”

( 62:34 ): Whitney asks: “What is your favorite reality tv show/guilty pleasure show?”

( 63:57 ): Whitney asks: “What is your favorite podcast”

Thank you for going Under the Influence with us MARIA DISLA!

Ep 38- Sister, Sister with Scout and Mady of Okay Sis

This week on Under the Influence Podcast, it's a party as sisters, Scout and Mady from  Okay Sis Podcast join Whitney. Okay Sis is a weekly podcast hosted by IRL sisters, Mady and Scout. On each episode, they discuss one another's current fixation of the week along with a rad, female guest that is asked to join in on the sisterly banter. 

The sisters discuss the motivation behind their passion project with Whitney as well as social media's impact on mental wellness, self-care and the stress of influence.  Join the sisterhood as the girls get real and have some fun!

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS WITH OKAY SIS

(3:03 ): Whitney asks: “What led to Okay Sis?”

(6:08 ): Whitney asks: “What was the passion behind wanting to do this together (as sisters)?” 

(9:00): Whitney prompts: “You guys are very conversational...you seem to have a secret formula going on over there...”  

(13:55): Whitney asks: “Tell me your crazy stories from podcasting?!”

(16:34): Whitney asks: “What does influence mean to you?”

( 28:06 ): Whitney asks: “Tell me how you guys feel social media impacts mental health?”

( 33:58 ): Whitney asks: “Where do you guys see social media going?”

( 42:35): The girls discuss mental wellness techniques and coping mechanisms 

( 49:30): Whitney asks: “How do you guys feel like you’re influencing your podcast community?”

( 53:52 ): Whitney asks: “What is your favorite instagram to stalk?”

( 54:40 ): Whitney asks: “Favorite social media hack?”

( 55:02 ): Whitney asks: “What’s your favorite go to self love practice”

( 55:50): Whitney asks: “What’s your favorite workout?”

(56:23): Whitney asks: “What is your favorite weird ass fashion trend right now?”

(58:14): Whitney asks: “What is your go to cocktail?”

( 62:34 ): Whitney asks: “What is your favorite reality tv show/guilty pleasure show?”

( 63:57 ): Whitney asks: “What is your favorite podcast”

Thank you for going Under the Influence with us Scout and Mady, and give us the full down low on OKAY SIS!

Ep 37- What Day Is It?! With Bailey Stanworth and Jacci Rai

Ep 37- What Day Is It?! With Bailey Stanworth and Jacci Rai

This week on Under the Influence Podcast, we’re featuring another exciting crossover episode with What Day Is It? Podcast. Listen as Bailey and Jacci interview our host, Whitney Eckis. Bailey is the founder of Play Digital and State of Grace Apparel, who, along with Jacci hosts your "digital happy hour" on their podcast.

Whitney and the girls talk openly about knowing the worth of your talent, the benefits in networking,  creating a moment and an experience with events, and the social responsibility of being an influencer. If you're interested in how the Influence Movement started this episode should not be missed! 

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Ep- 36 Freedom Babe with Kelly Marcyniuk


This week on Under the Influence Podcast, we’re featuring a very special crossover episode with The Freedom Babe Podcast! . The tables are turned as Kelly Marcyniuk interviews our host, Whitney Eckis. Kelly is the OG Freedom Babe who’s mission is to inspire others to live a life that makes people wonder if you even have a job. 

Kelly and Whitney discuss everything from the motivation behind entrepreneurship, the Forbes impact, and ways to work smarter not harder. These boss babes spill all the details, so don’t miss any of these tips for anyone looking to start their own influencer based business. 


Ep-35 Eating Cute with Alexandra Catalano

This week on Under the Influence Podcast, Whitney Eckis welcomes Alexandra Catalano, an LA based nutritionist, two time TEDx speaker, author and creator of the popular lifestyle brand Eat Cute.

Alex and Whitney dish on favorite recipes, ways to implement "eat cute" philosophy, and the inspiration behind Alex's mission to inspire people everywhere to enhance their health by tapping into local resources. 

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 Alexandra Catalano.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS WITH Alexandra Catalano

( 2:21 ): Whitney asks: “You’re a wellness architect, you’ve been doing this for how many years again?”

(2:33 ): Whitney asks: “How did you come up with eat cute, how did you come up with the terminology wellness architect and what started all this?” 

(5:40): Whitney asks: “So tell me about how this change impacted your life for the better?”  

(6:46): Whitney asks: “Tell me about how you built this brand...how did you get where you are now?”

(10:01): Whitney asks: “What’s your biggest tip for someone that wants to start a brand?”

( 11:16 ): Whitney asks: “Do you have a mission statement?”

( 11:52 ): Whitney asks: “Tell me how you see your brand influencing and impacting your audience?”

( 13:35): Whitney asks: “Tell me how brands could be a better influence on their community?”

( 14:38 ): Whitney asks: “What made you want to become a motivational speaker?”

( 16:09 ): Whitney asks: “What topics do you speak on, how do you like to motivate your audience?”

( 17:02 ): Whitney asks: “Can you share some of your tips...let’s start with food?”

(18:25): Whitney asks: “What about meal prepping, are you a fan of that- tell me about that?”

( 20:14 ): Whitney asks: “What’s a good tip for someone just starting out on their wellness journey?”

( 26:03 ): Whitney asks: “How do you assess your clients needs through virtual coaching?”

( 27:50 ): Whitney asks: “Tell us about that, how did you come across that (no sugar diet)?”

(31:20): Whitney asks: “There are so many diets...how do you go about picking out a diet that fits your lifestyle, or how do you know which one is going to work for you?”

( 35:35 ): Whitney asks: “How do you go about ingredients, what are some things you look for in a packaged product?”

( 38:13 ): Whitney asks: “Tell me your top 3 favorite things to make?”

( 44:16 ): Whitney asks: “What’s your favorite instagram to stalk?”

( 44:58): Whitney asks: “What is something he’s shown you or taught you that you’re obsessed with?”

(46:48): Whitney asks: “What is your go to self love practice?”

(48:43): Whitney asks: “What is your go to cocktail or mocktail?”

( 49:49 ): Whitney asks: “What is your favorite reality tv show/guilty pleasure show?”

( 50:40 ): Whitney asks: “What is your favorite podcast”

( 54:35): Whitney asks: “What about your favorite business owner?”

 

Thank you for going Under the Influence with us Alexandra Catalano


Ep. 34- Beautifully Budgeted with Carly Bandy

Ep. 34- Beautifully Budgeted with Carly Bandy


This week on Under the Influence Podcast, Whitney Eckis welcomes Carly Bandy. Carly is a 24-year-old Atlanta native and the founder of Beautiful on a Budget - a fashion and lifestyle blog for those who wish to stay on trend, but also on budget! Whitney and Carly discuss her focus on providing her followers with affordable and attainable on-trend items. They dive into budget friendly branding, how to find collaborative resources. Listen to hear her top tips and tricks, and learn how she launched her self funded brand, along with what's next for Carly!

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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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