Rank #1: Episode 23: Gretchen Carlson #ByeByeBikini
This week, What We Do is a little off our normal routine because the Miss America Organization dropped some bombshell news that naturally shook our little world and made national news headlines. That's right, MAO is retiring the swimsuit competition and there are lots of feelings about that. Here to talk about those feelings and much more is Gretchen Carlson. Gretchen is a TV personality, Author, Mom, Advocate, Former Miss America, and the Chairwoman of the Miss America Organization. I put it to my instagram followers to submit questions for Gretchen on the new changes and I got some amazing questions that resulted in a great conversation. Thanks to everyone who submitted questions. We are clarifying some misconceptions, clearing up the confusion and doing a lot of explanation of what went into this decision. If you enjoy the episode or if you have any other questions please DM me @whatwedopodcast or send an email to email@example.com. Enjoy!
Jun 11 2018
Rank #2: Episode 2: Megan Alexander #FaithInTheSpotlight
Episode 2 of the What We Do Podcast features our very first guest! We are thrilled to welcome Megan Alexander. Megan is a national news correspondent, author, speaker and actress. She can be seen every evening as a correspondent on the longest-running, top rated syndicated national news magazine television show INSIDE EDITION. You can find her book, Faith in the Spotlight, on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1501143069/ref=cmswrcpapi_YMIjAbPYR25ZG
On today’s episode, Megan and Kira discuss facing rejection, finding your seat at the table, staying true to yourself, taking your place in success no matter your beliefs or where you come from, and much more! Make sure to tune in and subscribe!
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Dec 05 2017
Rank #3: Episode 18: Kira on Public Speaking, Nervousness, and Confidence #Musings
This week, Kira is mixing it up from her regular interview content and releasing another episode on a topic that she finds very relevant to our lives: public speaking. At some point or another, either for your job or an event or a competition, you will be forced to speak in front of an audience of more than one person. Regardless of if you’re comfortable with that or not, tune in to the podcast for Kira’s musings on public speaking, tips and tricks, ways to build your confidence, how to manage nervousness, her pet peeves and personal struggles with nerves. Apparently American’s number 1 fear is public speaking, let’s fix that.
Apr 25 2018
Rank #4: Episode 3: Jenni Pulos #RunningYourOwnRace
In Episode 3 of the What We Do Podcast, Kira sits down with Jenni Pulos of "Flipping Out" on Bravo. Actress, comedian, rapper, wife and mother of two, Jenni shares her thoughts on failing your way to the successes of your life, trusting life's journey, bullying, IVF, sexual assault in Hollywood, mentorship, religion, and much more!
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Dec 12 2017
Rank #5: Episode 9: Ashley Mayo #ItWouldNoLongerHurt
This week, What We Do welcomes Ashley Mayo to the show! Ashley is the Brand Editor at Golf Digest and oversees style coverage for the magazine. She currently lives in Manhattan, where she has miraculously managed to maintain a 3 handicap. Ashley played Golf for UVA and then found her way through making it at a publication in a time when they were going under by focusing on growing Golf Digest's social media presence. We discuss her love of writing, how to keep going in the face of haters, why she thinks more women should get into golf, some of her favorite career moments (like playing a round of golf with snoop dog!) and more!
Feb 06 2018
Rank #6: Episode 5: Emily Loftiss #EverydayGlam
This week, Kira is joined by television host, style and beauty expert, former Radio City Rockette, and all around force for good, Emily Loftiss! Tune in to hear Emily's, raw, real, relatable, and HILARIOUS musings on life, beauty tips, and being fabulous. We discuss changing your dreams, love, loss, leopard print, putting out positive thoughts into the universe, how you can be a little more glam and confident in your every day life and much more! You can follow Emily @emilyloftiss on all social channels and tune in to her Everyday Glam Facebook Live show every Tuesday on the Emily Loftiss Facebook page at 9pmET. Edited and mixed by ResonateRecordings.com
Jan 10 2018
Rank #7: Episode 27: Kristen Dalton Wolfe #TheSparkleEffect
Hello What We Doers! This week WWD welcomes Kristen Dalton Wolfe to show! Kristen is a former Miss USA who helps women step into the radiance of their true identity. Since Miss USA, Kristen has used her passion for women coupled with her degree in Psychology to launch SheisMore.com, a faith blog to spread the truth that every woman is royalty. 400,000 readers are impacted every month by the site. Kristen and her husband are based in Los Angeles and run men and women’s ministries, retreats and conferences. They speak regularly in churches, conferences, events and universities. Kristen is also a TV host with her own nationally syndicated show and you may also see her in global print and commercial campaigns. Kristen is the author of Rise Up, Princess: 60 Days To Revealing Her Royal Identity and Rise Up With God: The Guided Journal. Her next book, The Sparkle Effect is coming soon! Today on the episode, Kristen and Kira discuss Kristen's road to and after Miss USA, her life based in faith, a spirited discussion on relationships, religion, and overcoming anxiety, the joys and challenges of being a new mom, launching a book product, and much more! Please enjoy!
Sep 26 2018
Rank #8: Episode 6: Sage Steele #OwnYourFailures
This week, Kira is joined by Sage Steele. You can see Sage Monday-Thursday mornings as the lead anchor of SportsCenter on ESPN. Sage shares her story of coming up in the sportscasting business, managing a family life with the challenges of working in entertainment, some of her fondest memories through the years and some of her biggest challenges. She gives her advice to anyone who dreams of following in her footsteps and talks accepting failure and celebrating success. Thank you so much to Sage for being a guest on What We Do! Enjoy! Edited and mixed by ResonateRecordings.com
Jan 16 2018
Rank #9: Episode 17: Alexa Rogers #SocialLight
This week's guest is one of my dearest friends and someone that I am so honored to have in my corner. Alexa Rogers graduated with a degree in business management, a Spanish minor, and an international business certificate from Arizona State University. She later went on to be Miss Arizona 2014 where she championed her platform of fighting homelessness for at-risk youth. With over 8 years of marketing & graphic design experience, she started Social Light Design where she creates custom Snapchat Geofilters and other promotional design material, as well as social media consulting. She believes that "What we do" with social media and branding can make a large impact on the community - both locally and globally. Alexa is a true representation of making it work and taking on that side hustle like a pro. We're talking about how to start your own business, being ok with your dreams changing, her tips and tricks for social media, some advice for any Miss America hopefuls out there and much more.
Apr 18 2018
Rank #10: Episode 11: #PerceptionIsReality
This week, I’m doing something a little different and talking about the influencer culture, purchasing followers, and the negative connotation that can be associated with “Influencers”. After reading the investigative piece by the New York Times called: The Follower Factory-Everybody wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it. Inside social media’s black market, it really got my wheels turning and forced me to face some thoughts I’ve been having myself on the world of social media. This week’s episode details those thoughts. We’ll be back next week with full interview content.
Feb 20 2018
Rank #11: Episode 7: Megan LaMothe #ItsAllForay
What We Do is excited to welcome Megan LaMothe, CEO of Foray Golf to the show! As a former Victoria's Secret Executive and an avid golfer, Megan discovered a major hole in the market for women's wear in golf. She decided to jump off the proverbial cliff and create her own brand which grounds itself in the fit of a woman's body and limited release collections. But it wasn't easy to get there! Tune in to Megan's incredible story of perseverance, navigating the corporate world, business school, branding, breaking into fashion, behind the scenes of Victoria's Secret, being a mom, and much more. If you'd like to learn more about the brand, visit foraygolf.com or follow them @foraygolfusa on instagram!
Jan 23 2018
Rank #12: Episode 8: Sarah Wallace #TheresAlwaysAStory #JustListen
We are so excited to welcome award-winning veteran journalist Sarah Wallace to What We Do! Sarah is a member of NBC 4 New York’s investigative unit, the I-Team. Sarah cemented her reputation as one of the city’s best reporters by securing exclusive interviews, including a one-on-one prison interview with child killer Joel Steinberg and an interview with Julio Acevedo, the Brooklyn man now convicted in the hit-and-run death of a couple in Williamsburg. Through an intermediary, she helped negotiate Acevedo’s peaceful surrender to the NYPD after he fled the state. Among her many accomplishments in journalism are a George Foster Peabody Award, two Edward R. Murrow Awards and 17 Emmy Awards. Sarah began her broadcast career in radio in San Francisco, California, working as a news assistant at KNBR while attending college at the University of California, Berkeley. After earning a BA in Communications and Public Policy, she jumped right into television news, hired as an anchor/reporter at KMJ-TV in Fresno. Sarah then moved to KCRA-TV in Sacramento as an anchor/reporter before taking a job as a weeknight anchor at KTTV in Los Angeles. She moved on to KCST-TV in San Diego as an anchor/reporter before being hired as a consumer/investigative reporter at WABC-TV in New York. She anchored the weekend newscasts for six years before joining the station's investigative unit in 1998 where she worked until 2015 before joining NBC 4 New York. Kira and Sarah discuss making it as a reporter, what makes a good reporter and journalist, the climate of the news industry today, the challenges and struggles she's faced, her most triumphant moments, the work ethic her job requires, some incredible stories, and much more. Enjoy!
Jan 30 2018
Rank #13: Episode 21: Kelli O'Hara #RootForYourFriends
Hello listeners! It is Episode 21 and WWD is so excited to welcome Broadway Star Kelli O'Hara to the show! The Tony award winning actress from Elk City, OK has graced the
stage in iconic productions like The King and I, South Pacific, Jekyll and Hyde, Nice Work If You Can Get It, and countless others. From Broadway to Opera at the Met to roles on the silver screen, Kelli has truly done it all and continues to be a force in the industry. Today, we're talking about her journey through the competitive world of show business, what it took to make it, being from a small town and moving to New York City, her most memorable roles, advice for those that want to follow in her footsteps, and much more. Listeners should also be proud that I didn't fan girl TOO hard over Kelli. Enjoy!
May 23 2018
Rank #14: Episode 14: Maria Klawe #WomenInSTEM
Maria Klawe is a renowned computer scientist and mathematician who champions initiatives on getting more women and minorities into STEM fields. Among many positions, she previously served as the Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Princeton University and she currently serves as the first ever female President of Harvey Mudd College. Beyond her significant contributions to her areas of study and love of teaching and lecturing, the accomplished artist's main passion focuses on inspiring women to tackle their biggest academic dreams. We discuss her personal story and major challenges as a woman in her career field, her thoughts on how to get over the imposter syndrome of feeling like you are not good enough, advice to any students out there who might be struggling or feel like the challenges of an education outweigh the benefits and much more. Maria is a prime example of harnessing your talents, whatever they might be, for the greater good and making change in the world. What We Do is so honored to have her on the show.
Mar 28 2018
Rank #15: Episode 22: Bethany Coates #BreakLine
Bethany Coates is the CEO & Founder of BreakLine. BreakLine is an education and employment company that builds an affordable path to compelling careers. Prior to founding BreakLine, Bethany was an Assistant Dean at Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), where she led global and social impact education. Her work included establishing Stanford business education throughout the world, including China, Europe, India, Mexico, and South America. Bethany co-led the creation of a GSB program that provides entrepreneurship education to Post-9/11 Veterans. She also developed case studies and curricular content used by Stanford GSB today. Prior to her time at Stanford, Bethany was a consultant at McKinsey & Co. a leading global management consulting firm. She earned her BA from Princeton University, and her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Bethany and her team are truly making a difference in the lives of Veterans. Today she is sharing about her lessons learned in entrepreneurship, building a business, success stories, finding your path, and more.
May 30 2018