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The Motivated Podcast is hosted by Dalia Strum who is an educator on Digital Marketing and Business Strategy at The Fashion Institute of Technology and Pablo Henderson, the VP of Marketing at Equinox Hotels. We’re going to feature some thought leaders and industry experts where we discuss what they’… read more

52 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

Making mistakes and learning from others with Davis Smith, Founder & CEO of Cotopaxi

July 1st, 2020


We chatted with Davis Smith, Founder & CEO of Cotopaxi (a B-Corp). about being motivated by the urgency to do good, not getting discouraged and making a major impact.

00:40 Welcome

01:08 Introducing Davis

02:05 …

Cooking as therapy with dessert innovator, culinary influencer and accessories designer, Chefanie

June 25th, 2020


We spoke to Chefanie about her recipe for life, cooking as therapy, the kitchen as a metaphor for life, taking sanity walks, learning the rules …

Leading by example with Dave and Connor, the Founders of Priority Bikes

June 17th, 2020


We spoke to Dave and Connor- owners of Priority Bikes about the nostalgia of bicycles, looking at time differently during Covid-19, finding balance and prioritizing good customer service.

00:36 Welcome

01:05 We also get …

This is a Marathon not a Sprint with Erik Huberman | CEO of Hawkemedia (your outsourced CMO)

June 1st, 2020


In this Episode, Erik talks to us about coming to terms with the idea that you are in a battle. He explains the concept of S.O.O and why being …

Finding equilibrium and efforting less with Sara Rodell founder of COVID Tech Connect and Loop & Tie

May 27th, 2020


Sara talks to us about the equilibrium of giving and receiving, the flow of gifting and letting her work flow through her. She shares her insights around efforting less, the power of showing up and letting go of a …

Content creation on TikTok with Josh Richards (who has 16M followers) and Michael Senzer, head of business development at TalentX

May 5th, 2020


TalentX is a 360-degree talent development company, where they focus on digital creatives - specifically on TikTok and Youtube. Josh Richards, a …

Building community and trust in the DTC ecosystem with Nate Checketts founder of Rhone

April 16th, 2020


This is the first podcast of the Motivated C19 series where co-hosts Dalia Strum, Founder of RethinkConnect and Pablo Henderson, VP of Marketing at Equinox Hotels feature guests who are inspiring others and are working …

Facilitating change in new environments

December 5th, 2019


This episode features James Rosenman and his journey to becoming CEO of Andrus on Hudson along with how he focuses on exploring new revenues and vision planning the future

Collaboration instead of competition with Jarrett McGovern Co-Founder of RISE Brewing Co

November 13th, 2019


This discussion with Jarrett McGovern discusses his passion for entrepreneurship and knowing when to highlight their major differentiating factor 5:20 The roar 

6:14 Waited 2 months to name their product 

8:35 Build …

How advertising and marketing campaigns can align with Social Good

November 6th, 2019


This discussion features Scott Carlton from Saatchi and Saatchi Wellness where we discuss the importance of Social Good and how they apply in the campaigns they choose to work on.

6:50 Saatchi and purpose driven company

What is Phygital and how does it apply to games?

October 30th, 2019


This podcast with Jon Bobrow from Move38, we discuss how gaming is the number one activity to do online, starting a business and some lessons he picked up along the way, the How to make (almost) anything class at MIT …

Discussion about the Cannabis Industry with David Cunic

October 23rd, 2019


Failure to plan is planning to fail. 

Topics from Today's Episode:

1:36 Creating content in an industry gets you closer to the inner workings

3:20 …

Discussing data and the sharing economy with Ron J Williams from Proof Labs and Citi Ventures

October 16th, 2019


We discussed driving traffic into establishments, trying before you buy and most importantly - paying attention to the data. 8:20 Paying attention to the data
11:57 a …

Investing in people with Jeremy Balkin, Head of Innovation at HSBC

October 10th, 2019


Topics from Today's Episode:

1:30 Getting into innovation

2:35 Defining innovation - has to add value

3:22 Building in secret

4:18 It’s about culture

Make your marketing initiatives memorable with Andrew Eis, VP of Marketing by CHLOE

October 2nd, 2019


Beyond excited to release our first episode of Season 2 of Decision Makers with Andrew Eis who is the VP of Marketing of by CHLOE (a plant based fast casual eatery). He's one of my favorite marketers who is willing to …

Standing out from the competition in the luxury travel industry

August 1st, 2019


This podcast was during Women in Luxury hosted by Luxury Daily where we spoke with Deborah Calmeyer from Roar Africa.

We discussed what motivated her to take a hobby and turn it into a business, how her company stands …

Embracing culture through music and art is part of the W Hotel's DNA

July 25th, 2019


We spoke with Pablo Henderson, the Global Marketing Director at W Hotels Worldwide, about how his marketing team focuses on the connection between the authenticity of the stories and the guest experience.

He discusses …

How one company makes sure that their Sales + Marketing teams have dual experience

July 18th, 2019


This episode was recorded during The Lead Innovation Summit at The Brooklyn Expo center. We spoke with New Store and were joined by the Chief …

From Smorgasburg to opening your own stores

July 10th, 2019


We spoke with Former finance pro Ben LeBlanc who had an epiphany during his past work life which led to his food startup, Good Stock Soups.  He's a Louisiana native, who he has always loved to cook and eat and wanted …

Trends within luxury skincare

July 3rd, 2019


This episode features Elana Drell-Szyfer, the CEO of ReVive Skincare, where we podcasted live during Women in Luxury hosted by Luxury Daily. We spoke about trends and best practices within the luxury skincare industry.

The value of creating a strong network

June 26th, 2019


This episode featured Mina Fader, who is the Managing Director at the Jay H Baker Retailing Center of The Wharton School.

We discussed different …

The "How" is just as important as the "Why" during executing concepts

June 19th, 2019


We spoke with Kelly Markus who was most recently the VP of Experiential at Refinery29 and is now the CVO of Hunters Point, where she works with companies including Apartment Therapy and Lippe Taylor.

"The how you do the …

How do you apply hospitality to other industries?

June 12th, 2019


This conversation was a live podcast, which featured Lindsay Hubbard, the President of Hubb House PR and Terence Tubridy from In Good Company Hospitality. We discussed trends within the Hospitality Industry, the value …

What are Affluencers and how do we connect with them?

May 30th, 2019


During this #womeninluxury mini podcast, we spoke with Patricia Clark, who is the Senior Vice President of Ipsos Affluent Intelligence. They are a global research company and they focus on data points that support …

Communicating value and transparency within the bedding industry with Boll & Branch

May 22nd, 2019


This is another mini session during #womeninluxury conference hosted by Luxury Daily. We chatted with Missy Tannen, who is the Co-Founder and …

What is the value of building awareness?

May 15th, 2019


This is part of our Women in Luxury mini series, that was hosted by Luxury Daily. This episode features Alison Bringé, the CMO of Launchmetrics and we discuss the value of awareness as well as an interesting algorithm …

Speed dating brands before committing with Carlie from

May 8th, 2019


We spoke with Carlie Clough, who is the Director Of Partnerships from, which is a direct to consumer sampling platform and how people want …

Launching a 400 person event in 2 weekends, the Fyre Festival that worked

May 1st, 2019


We spoke with Greg Galant, CEO of Sawhorse Media which includes Muck Rack and The Shorty Awards.

We chatted about:

Voting with a tweet

Trending on Twitter

Being too early to market

Getting 400 people to attend an event …

Behind the scenes at NRF, and how they grew to 39,000 attendees

April 24th, 2019


This is the last mini session of our NRF (National Retail Federation) podcast series, we ventured out of the studio and took our podcast on the road. We stopped by the Jacob Javitz center and spoke with Ana Serafin …

Starting a company in College, Julia Haber from Wayv gives perspective on why retail is not dead

April 17th, 2019


This episode we speak with Julia Haber from wave who had an idea in college about how to connect brands with college students. 

WAYV provides brand …

Content strategies and collaboration opportunities with Lauren Mayhew

April 10th, 2019


This week we spoke with Lauren Mayhew, who's a singer, Dj, actress and content creator and influencer.

She shares some valuable collaboration …

Social and Digital best practices | Executive Producer of Digital and Social Media at Disney's ABC

April 3rd, 2019


This was a live OneQuestionXYZ episode during #DMWF at The Javits Center, we met with Bob Monek who is the Executive Producer of Digital and Social Media at Disney's ABC. He discusses the inner workings around how they …

Who fights for Apparel and Footwear brands everyday on The Hill?

March 27th, 2019


This episode features Rick Helfenbein who's the CEO and President of the AAFA, the American Apparel and Footwear Association. They represent world famous brands and they fight for them on the hill everyday. They talk …

#notaninfluencer Campaign for World Water Day

March 22nd, 2019


In honor of world water day - we spoke with Chris Schortgen from They are launching their #notaninfluencer campaign to focus efforts and awareness on raising funds for a million days of clean water to …

Robotics changing the supply chain | Tompkins Robotics

March 15th, 2019


This is the second mini episode of our NRF mini series. We spoke with Mike Futch who is the president of Tompkins Robotics where he created a show stopping display to make robotics more attainable to SMB’s. They were …

How to get people to stop at your booth during trade shows? | Discount Bandit

March 14th, 2019


This is the first of our NRF podcast series, we ventured out of the studio and took our podcast in the road. We stopped by the Jacob Javits convention center and spoke with Payton Aragon from Discount Bandits about some …

Securing deals by doing things differently with Patrick Peters from Jump 450

March 6th, 2019


'Our first client as an agency was Boxed, we went up against 15 of the biggest agencies. We weren't an agency before but we had a track record so we went in there and did things completely differently and their mind was …

Lauren Berlingeri | HigherDOSE

February 27th, 2019


Imagine being able to burn calories, detox, relieve pain, and relax all while sitting in a sauna listening to music or meditating.

This episode featured the co-founder of HigherDOSE (the caps stand for Dopamine, …

Paul Cowan | Shutterstock

February 20th, 2019


This podcast is a great example of why I love going to live events. It gave us an opportunity to catch up with Paul Cowan who is the VP of Enterprise …

Cindy Barshop | VSPOT Medi Spa

February 13th, 2019


This week we're chatting with Cindy Barshop, the founder of VSPOT Medi Spa. She share's her expertise on women's health, Carl and Cindy discuss their experiences of being part of the Bravo world and she also shares some …

Kalle Simpson | Discover Night

February 7th, 2019


Talk about powerhouse entrepreneur, Kalle Simpson is the founder of Discover Night (the most comfortable pillows with sexy black silk pillow cases) and we discuss user behavior - people typically buy things that they …

Tara Bodt | Supply Lab

January 30th, 2019


This episode features Tara Bodt from Supply Lab, and some of my favorite takeaways was her story about how she get started, right down to how …

The Future of Food Live Event

January 23rd, 2019


This episode was a live event hosted at the Elsie Rooftop in Time Square during NRF. We featured thought leaders within the food vertical including …

Why is Pleasantville Farmer's Market so successful?

January 16th, 2019


During this Podcast we sat down with Peter Rogovin, head of the Pleasantville Farmers’ Market and discussed the intentional layout, surprise and …

Alyssa Amoroso | Publyssity

January 9th, 2019


We sat down with fellow influencer Alyssa Amoroso, founder of Publyssity blog and podcast. She shares everything from working in PR to launching her blog and crushing the influencer game along with best practices. This …

Jennifer Kyvig Kasper - Fashion and Luxury | Instagram and Facebook

January 2nd, 2019


This weeks podcast is from our live launch event at The RealReal in NYC. For those who don’t know the store, they are a high end luxury consignment shop and have some amazing pieces in store and online. We had a …

Ritesh Gupta | Vayner Media

December 27th, 2018


During this episode, we chatted with Ritesh Gupta from Vayner Media.  We discussed thumb stopping content and the power of storytelling (how even a few seconds make such a big difference). Don't forget to subscribe and …

Jordan Verroi | Founder of CapGenius

December 19th, 2018


During this episode we spoke with Jordan Verroi who is a good friend of Carls and also the founder of CapGenius, a creative content keyboard.

We focused on Data, market research, relationship-building and even ketchup.

Discussion around The Future of Retail

December 11th, 2018


This podcast was recorded live at CRE tech venture conference, a conference which connects commercial real estate to tech companies - there were 1000 people in attendance so if you can power through the background …

Lindsay Hubbard | Founder of Hubb House PR

December 11th, 2018


We chatted with Lindsay Hubbard | Founder of Hubb House PR about various PR strategies and things that have and haven't been successful.

Tim Fullerton from WeWork - Social and Collaboration Strategies

December 11th, 2018


The episode was recorded live at #DMWF, the Digital Marketing World Forum Conference at the Javits Center on November 7th 2018 where we discussed …


November 19th, 2018


Each week, The One Question XYZ Podcast sits down for real talk with real industry experts to bring you an insider’s perspective on everything related to both marketing and sales—because you can’t have one without the …

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