1. How to Find Purpose in your Passion with Dana Spinola
Crush your Career
In today’s episode, Dee Ann sits down with Fab’rik CEO & Founder Dana Spinola to discuss what it looks like to find purpose in your passions. After leaving a corporate job that some would deem the ultimate success, Dana built Fab’rik, a rapidly growing high-fashion boutique that aims to make women feel beautiful inside and out one piece of fabric at a time. Recognized by Forbes as one of the five great American entrepreneurs you haven’t heard of yet, but should know, Dana dives into how to find your purpose in your passion, the importance of taking risks, why you need a “wise council” in your life and her best advice for those looking to Crush Their Career. For more tips on how to crush your career, visit www.crushyourcareerbook.com to purchase Dee Ann’s highly anticipated third book, Crush Your Career: Ace the Interview, Land the Job, and Launch Your Future.
Ep. 52-Lessons from a Seasoned Business Owner with Dana Spinola
Born and raised by entrepreneurs, fab’rik Founder Dana Spinola has been taught from a young age that if you love what you do you will never work another day in your life. This mantra inspired her to leave Corporate America and open her first boutique in 2002. Since then, she has carried out her mission of High Style With Heart nationwide with over 40 locations and growing. As Chief Visionary Officer, Dana’s vision for her company is to make women feel beautiful inside and out, one piece of fabric at a time. Forbes called her “one of the five great American Entrepreneurs you haven’t heard of yet but should know” because of her dedication to not only building a growing fashion brand but for inspiring a culture of people to weave purpose into their companies and their life. Dana has taken this message not only onto the pages of her book, love what you do, but to stages across the country. She has been voted Business Person of the Year, Women Making a Mark, and has appeared in dozens of publications from Wall Street Journal to Elle. While Dana sits at the head of a leading fashion franchise as well as a non-profit organization, her most rewarding job is being a wife and mom to her four children, two dogs and 20 chickens! She has three wild and adventurous boys, and a strong, fearless daughter, Asher, who they adopted from Ethiopia. When she is not busy speaking or running her company, she loves dance parties with her kids and sushi date nights with her husband. She learned the love of God on a trip to Haiti after the devastating earthquake and has been on a mission to share His love ever since. Her mission is to remind those people with broken dreams to dream big again… and has built her life around that. More Info About Dana: Website-https://danaspinola.com/ Instagram-https://www.instagram.com/danaspinola/ https://www.instagram.com/fabrikstyle/
#88 - The Best of: Dana Spinola - How owner of Fab'rik turned her passion into an award-winning company.
The Greenhouse Podcast
Ever wonder if you can really love what you do?Steve had the amazing opportunity to sit down and talk with Dana Spinola, the visionary founder & CVO of innovative clothing brand, Fab'rik. She shows us how you can love what you do!On this episode Dana shares everything from how she manages her calendar as a busy CEO, to creating a company culture where people look forward to Mondays, and how they actually hold dreaming meetings at work! Dana says, "Dreaming is really just hoping for what your life can be, and being intentional to throw it out there and be bold enough to say, 'Could this possibly happen?"What do you need to dream about and be more intentional with? Tune in for this inspiring, and actionable episode!...Show Links:Connect with Dana! Social | Book | Fab'rikConnect with us! Social | Website | Membership
This month, we're releasing Part 2 of our 2-part series with Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Fab'rik, Dana Spinola. In this episode, Dana walks us through what it takes to scale a business, Fab'rik's reopening plan and how her team tracks "wow" moments. Tune in to feel inspired and challenged in the way we view customers.
This month, we're releasing Part 1 of a 2-part series with Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of Fab'rik, Dana Spinola. In this episode, Dana walks us through how she started her business, how's she's been able to build a unique culture and her many learnings along the way. We promise you'll be inspired!
#36 - Dana Spinola: How Founder and CVO of fab'rik built a successful business.
The Greenhouse Podcast
We’re so excited to share with you Steve’s conversation with Dana Spinola today on the podcast. Dana shares with us the importance of finding passion & purpose, establishing core values, and how to live these principles out. Dana also calls us to live a bigger and better life, something we here at Greenhouse aspire to. We had so much FUN getting to know Dana and her story. We really think you’re going to love this episode too!-Born and raised by entrepreneurs, fab’rik Founder Dana Spinola has been taught from a young age that if you love what you do you will never work another day in your life. This mantra inspired her to leave Corporate America and opened her first boutique in 2002. Since then, she has carried her mission of High Style With Heart nationwide with over 40 locations and growing. She has since launched a non-profit, free fab’rik. Forbes called her “one of the five great American entrepreneurs you haven’t heard of yet but should know,” and recently authored, love what you do.//Episode Links:fab’rik - use code GREENHOUSE30 for 30% off your order!!free fab’rikDana’s book - love what you do Book recommendation: Love Does by Bob Goff//Overwhelmed with everything on your plate? Need help with administrative tasks? Free yourself up to operate in your sweet spot by partnering with a BELAY virtual assistant and get $200 off your starting costs: Schedule a conversation to learn more!BELAY website
MP 081: How can I have a passion for my career and my spouse? (with Dana Spinola)
Married People Podcast
We’ve got a special guest lined up for this episode—the CEO of Fabrik, Dana Spinola. She’s helping us answer the question: ‘How can I have a passion for my career and my spouse?’ Fabrik is a clothing boutique based in Atlanta, with over 40 stores around the country. Dana started the company in 2002. She and her husband Angelo have four children, including their daughter, who they adopted from Ethiopia. She’s also published a book called Love What You Do about finding passion and purpose in your work and life. Interview How did you and your husband meet? I was out celebrating the start Fabrik. My girlfriends had taken me out and I was just coming off a breakup. I look across the restaurant and saw this guy out with ten other guys—it was like lawyers night out. I went across the room to his group and said “Excuse me, I’m going to marry you.” He says that there was something attractive about the confidence I had when I approached him with marriage. We dated for a few years before we got married. We decided to get married the first night, but our years of dating validated that. Where did your love of fashion begin? It’s crazy to think that one of the best gifts my parents gave me was not having a lot of money. My mom made our clothing growing up. So our Saturdays were spent at the fabric store. She was also an interior designer, so she sometimes picked up sofas on the side of the road to take home and recover. My dad was the same, he was always painting and creating. Why did you found your company, Fabrik? The name is literally from the dictionary—it’s just the phonetic spelling of fabric. I love the essence of it being fabric, because that’s what clothing starts from. The other thing that was really important to me was everything being under $100. I had never been able to shop in a boutique growing up and the idea of walking in and being able to purchase anything was off my radar. So I thought, what if I could create a place that everyone could shop at? I wanted to have really incredible clothing, but keep it affordable. I think that’s why it grew so much. I had no plans of opening more than one store, but my customers were asking for me to open one here and there. I think it was about the high-end experience with affordable prices. What do you think fashion means for women and men? When I watch a woman put on something that makes her feel beautiful, it changes her whole energy and spirit. They’re not judging themselves against anything else, they’re just seeing themselves the way God made them. You can watch that happen. There’s something innate in your own style that you’ve got to find. Why is philanthropy such an important part of Fabrik? I started this business because I wanted to have a clothing store. I didn’t jump into this for God’s purpose. As I started growing and it started becoming successful, I was also having. People would come up all the time and say, “Congratulations”. They would say that everything was coming together for me. And it hit me—I was growing this personal kingdom and didn’t see how I was helping our world. We were in church one day and they said something about a mission trip to Haiti. I told my husband that we should go. We slowed down enough to take that trip and left our boys, my company, and my husband’s practice at home. Our hearts would never be the same. We realized that not only would be we adopting but we had to do things that weren’t just our own personal passions. We started our journey to figure out how we could help. We then took a mission trip to Africa and I took my company. I was journaling on a bus and I wrote down “high style with heart” and I didn’t know what it meant but I knew it would mean something really big. We started our Asher clothing line (named after my daughter) and the proceeds go to orphans in Africa. We’re contributing to them being matched with families. One of the coolest things has been during job interviews, the biggest question used to be “what’s the clothing discount?” But now it’s, “do I get to volunteer and go on the Africa trips?” To me, it means our heartbeat came alive. What was the process for adopting your daughter? Adoption is a crazy process; we started in so many different countries to end up in Ethiopia. My little girl was between 6-8 months and was found wrapped in blankets and left on the side of the road. The police officer who found her said she was screaming and they didn’t know how long she’d been screaming for. That used to make me cry, but now I see someone who didn’t give up. How have you made a great marriage in the middle of career success? The coolest thing that I look back on is that Angelo has been a stable force in what he believes God has done with Fabrik. He’s watched what God has done through Fabrik and has always had his arms around it in a big way. His hands have been open the whole time. The other we’ve done well is bobbed and weaved with each other. When he was working to become a partner at his law firm, and was working until 2 am every night, I was starting the company and we had a newborn. But we’ve been OK because we’ve both had times we’ve had to tap out. It reminds me of those relay races. Now, he has our son’s football practice on his calendar at 4pm as a meeting. We’ve had to schedule things and that’s OK. How do you schedule time during the week? I don’t know about you, but organic does not work for us. We’ve scheduled a day date on the calendar every month for the next year and a half. We do have a date during the day because the night gets taken up by life. It is so small, but it’s a game changer. What was the catalyst in deciding to go to counseling? The reason we go to counseling is because he’s a man and I’m a woman. I love the idea of someone teaching us how to communicate better! We’re from two different worlds and two different lives and we want to be closer. And sometimes we can’t figure that out on our own. Your one simple thing this week: Know the little things that make your spouse happy and do one of them! Show Closing Thanks for joining us for the Married People Podcast. This episode was brought to you by the Married People Membership—an affordable, monthly subscription that provides married couples like you a ton of great resources every month to help you do marriage better. That means new date nights, videos, eBooks, messages, and more available to you when you need it—all in one place at one low price. Go to our website to find out more about the Married People Membership. For more from Dana, check out her website, Instagram or Love What You Do book. You can find out more about Fabrik on their site.
Episode #210: WOW Customer Service & Leaving a Legacy with Dana Spinola founder of Fab'rik
Dana Spinola, the founder of Fab’rik gives your host Ashley Alderson shares what it's really like building a boutique brand across nearly 50 stores, even through a recession. Using her WOW customer service culture, Dana shares her heart & mission in a truly genuine and grounded nature. Get ready to talk burn out, growth and building a legacy you can be proud of.
CNLP 208: Dana Spinola on Following Your Dream, Scaling a Business and Coming Back After Burnout
The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast: Lead Like Never Before
When Dana Spinola was asked at age 5 what she wanted to be when she grew up, her answer was simple – “the best.” That drive pushed her on to many things, including launching her own company,...Read the whole entry... »