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Episode #12 - Sara Blakely - Self-Made Billionaire and Shapewear Innovator

The Chasing Mountains Podcast

On today’s show, we discuss the journey of Sara Blakely - founder of Spanx - from law-school reject to Forbes’ youngest female billionaire in 2012.We also talk about lessons learned in her career, the recent sale of her company to Blackstone Group, and her transition to executive chairwoman.Watch on YouTube - https://youtu.be/mtm_O-L_C7oThe Chasing Mountains PodcastDave Rumer / Jacob ColganThe Chasing Mountains Podcast explores the lives of successful entrepreneurs, both historical and modern day. We look at the unique experiences, obstacles, talents, and strategies that have made them special and successful. Most importantly, we discuss some lessons learned and how you can apply them in your life and in your business.Shows are posted weekly.The thoughts and opinions on this show do not reflect those of our advertisers, employers, or other affiliates. So don't lose your sh*t - it's just a podcast. The content should not be considered legal or financial advice. The Chasing Mountains Podcast is a production of Chasing Mountains Media. Copyright 2022.

31mins

8 Jul 2022

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The Dynamic Duo Behind Sara Blakely, Founder of Spanx: How an Executive Assistant and Personal Assistant Partner Together

REACH - A Podcast for Executive Assistants

We had the honor of speaking with the women behind the woman, referring to Executive Assistant, Kenya Graham & Personal Assistant Lisa Magazine, who together supported the one and only, iconic Sara Blakely, who is of course the legendary entrepreneur and founder of Spanx. In this episode, we hear how Kenya & Lisa worked together to provide holistic, continuous 360-degree support to Sara so she could ultimately show up as the effective leader and change-maker she is. It's hard for us to imagine a better duo and you'll understand why after hearing how to these two cultivated a partnership and friendship to last a lifetime. Their secret? Humility, clear boundaries and one common goal. What speaks to their incredible tenure and legacy at Spanx? Each other. If you've an Executive Assistant who's ever wondered why it's important to partner with your executive's Personal Assistant or how to do that most effectively, we're excited to give you access to the wisdom and knowledge of the best of the best!

50mins

27 Jun 2022

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44. How Sara Blakely (Spanx) turned $5,000 into $1.3 Billion

Wall Street Vision - Investing Podcast

Sara Blakely went from running an illegitimate underground babysitting business to founding Spanx and becoming a billionaire in the process. The crazy thing is that she only invested $5,000 into Spanx – Talk about an amazing return on investment! With this trajectory she’s giving Warren Buffett a run for his money :) But her road to riches wasn’t easy. She faced tons of challenges along the way. She even had to do a brutal door-to-door sales job to cover her living expenses while chasing her dream. Check out this episode to learn how she did it.  Music: https://pixabay.com/ Podcast website: Wall Street Vision Investing Podcast Get in touch with Vlad: Wall Street Vision - Contact Sources: https://www.amazon.com/Spanx-Story-Underneath-Incredible-Blakelys/dp/1799734145 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIFkHyLr8QQ&ab_channel=OWN The Spanx Story: What's Underneath the Incredible Success of Sara Blakely's Billion Dollar Empire (The Business Storybook Series) https://www.amazon.com/Spanx-Story-Underneath-Incredible-Storybook/dp/1400216117 https://www.wsj.com/articles/masters-of-scale-review-make-it-and-blitz-it-11631746266?mod=Searchresults_pos9&page=1 https://www.wsj.com/articles/blackstone-buying-majority-stake-in-spanx-11634738417?mod=Searchresults_pos7&page=1 https://www.wsj.com/articles/oprah-winfrey-reese-witherspoon-invest-in-spanx-11637250841?mod=Searchresults_pos3&page=1 https://www.forbes.com/global/2012/0326/billionaires-12-feature-united-states-spanx-sara-blakely-american-booty.html?sh=5bd7beb87ea0 http://www.mybaycity.com/scripts/p3_v2/P3V3-0200.cfm?P3_ArticleID=6852 https://web.archive.org/web/20131021224734/http://www.tallahasseemagazine.com/September-October-2007/Behind-the-Seams/ Disclaimer: This podcast is for entertainment purposes only and should not be relied upon as the basis for investment decisions. Before making any decisions, consult a professional. I may maintain positions in the securities discussed on this podcast. This show is copyrighted by the Wall Street Vision, written permission must be granted before syndication or rebroadcasting.

23mins

31 May 2022

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The Sara Blakely to Period Health Wear!

Thrive Mama Podcast

Holy moly girlfriends! This episode is fire! We are sitting down with Airlie Wedemeyer, creator of MyPeriodPal, to chat about her journey in the invention of this pill-free period product that literally eliminates cramps associated with Aunt Flow! She has helped thousands of women reclaim their health and obtain a pain free period!  MyPeriodPal was created a few months after giving birth to her son in Pampanga, Philippines. Airlie had started her period around this time, but was still supplementally breastfeeding and couldn't take pain medication. A colleague of hers showed her the uterus pressure point inside her ankle and it worked like magic! All of her cramps and leg pain were gone! She constructed a crude device of elastic, velcro and a rubber ball then MyPeriodPal was born! Thrive Mama! listeners...Receive 15% discount and FREE shipping on MyPeriodPal products by using code: THRIVEMAMA15 at checkout! Learn more about our guest: https://myperiodpal.com/ Instagram.com/my_period_pal Facebook.com/myperiodpal Ready to join the FREE 5 Day Happy Hormones Masterclass!? Then, let's do this girlfriend! Let’s grow our community together and welcome women in all seasons of motherhood! I truly feel that we, as women, are meant to thrive in an environment that supports one another and applauds each other for speaking their truth and stepping into their own. Head over to Apple Podcasts and leave a 5 star review if you’ve felt inspired by our conversation today, your support means so much to me! Let’s Connect on Social Media: Instagram: @elisabethwygantwellness Facebook: @elisabethwygantwellness Website: www.elisabethwygant.com

49mins

19 Apr 2022

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Ellen Blakely Part 2: Momma of Sara Blakely, Founder of Spanx

Who Is Your Momma

Ellen Blakely raised two amazing children, one of whom is Sara Blakely is the inventor of Spanx, once noted as the youngest female billionaire. Ellen’s perspective on raising children is fascinating. It is clear that she set her children up for the success they both have today.   Insights from this #legendarymomma Ellen raised her children in a household that encouraged creativity and freedom to figure things out on their own.  This approach meant that when Sara & Ford would say they were bored, Ellen said, “You have toys, you have friends, go play!” Both of Ellen’s children enjoyed working from a young age and that interest in working was embraced at home.  Whether it was an art business, lemonade stand, or putt-putt golf course, Ellen encouraged her children’s interest. In many ways, Sara was destined to be the mogul that she is today. The way she was raised paired perfectly with her natural abilities and it is this precise combination that fostered Sara’s talents.               *Ellen’s advice to mommas: Let your children find their passion, go with your gut, and don’t beat yourself up.   Full blog post, https://whoisyourmomma.com/insights-from-ellen-blakely/ Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/whoisyourmommapod/ Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/whoisyourmommapod/

25mins

13 Apr 2022

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Ellen Blakely Part 1: Momma of Sara Blakely, Founder of Spanx

Who Is Your Momma

Ellen Blakely raised two amazing children, one of whom is Sara Blakely is the inventor of Spanx, once noted as the youngest female billionaire. Ellen’s perspective on raising children is fascinating. It is clear that she set her children up for the success they both have today.   Insights from this #legendarymomma Ellen raised her children in a household that encouraged creativity and freedom to figure things out on their own.  This approach meant that when Sara & Ford would say they were bored, Ellen said, “You have toys, you have friends, go play!” Both of Ellen’s children enjoyed working from a young age and that interest in working was embraced at home.  Whether it was an art business, lemonade stand, or putt-putt golf course, Ellen encouraged her children’s interest. In many ways, Sara was destined to be the mogul that she is today. The way she was raised paired perfectly with her natural abilities and it is this precise combination that fostered Sara’s talents.               *Ellen’s advice to mommas: Let your children find their passion, go with your gut, and don’t beat yourself up.   Full blog post, https://whoisyourmomma.com/insights-from-ellen-blakely/ Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/whoisyourmommapod/ Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/whoisyourmommapod/

23mins

13 Apr 2022

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Building a Billion-Dollar Brand – 5 Tips from Spanx Billionaire Sara Blakely

Brand Anatomy

In 2012, Sara Blakely was crowned the youngest self-made billionaire by Forbes. Today I dissected the Brand Anatomy in her Forbes interview 5 Tips to Build a Billion-Dollar Brand. Learn how to find market gaps, stand apart and cut the line to your next level of business success.

23mins

14 Mar 2022

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5 Days To 7 Figures: My Search for The Next Sara Blakely

Capitalism.com with Ryan Daniel Moran

Ryan has just completed something entirely new he's never tried before - teaching 5 days straight in a new challenge called 5 Days To 7 Figures. The idea was to spend 5 days together to build the 7-figure brands of attendees, specifically helping to choose the ideal target audience, product line, and launch plan! Everyone came out with a crystal clear plan to build their business and as an investor, Ryan is hoping to find the next Sara Blakely or Aubrey Marcus or $100M brand to collaborate with. And if you're listening to this podcast, that next world-changing entrepreneur could be you. To learn more about the 5 Days to 7 Figures Challenge visit: www.Capitalism.com/5 To join The One Percent, our community that helps capitalists build million dollar businesses and learn to growth their wealth visit: https://www.capitalism.com/the-one-percent/?utm_source=CapPod&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=episode

27mins

7 Feb 2022

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S3 E5: Sara Blakely - SPANX

Business Unusual

In 2000, no one would've expected that an industry like women's undergarments had room for breakthrough innovation, let alone one worth over a billion dollars. And despite people laughing in her face, Sara Blakely had dreams of building SPANX in to a $20 million company. In this week's episode, we reveal how this former door-to-door fax machine saleswoman eclipsed ever her own goals, building SPANX to a $1.2B+ brand.

27mins

30 Nov 2021

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ENCORE: Rejecting Sara Blakely (Billionaire Founder of Spanx)

We Regret To Inform You: The Rejection Podcast

Spanx has become the de facto brand name for an entire category - like Kleenex or Q-tips. But in the ’90s, the shapewear company’s founder, Sara Blakely, was enduring relentless rejection as a door-to-door fax machine salesperson. Then one day, she cut the feet off her pantyhose. This week we tell Blakely’s inspiring story, from being ridiculed for her idea to becoming a self-made billionaire. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

34mins

10 Aug 2021

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