I Stand With You
"Hey you! That Sportsman Expandable suitcase looks like it may burst! I love your beautiful Tumi but that Samsonite seems like it’s been through a tornado. Hang on - is that a vintage Louis Vuitton? Can I READ MORE
Podcast Production by Tony Porreco
The lovely people behind the scenes typically don’t get enough thanks. This week we have Tony Porreco, our podcast producer on the show - and after the Crew saying “sorry, Tony” over and over, it was time READ MORE
On taking big steps & walking the path
How many people don’t start really living until something bad happens? They get cancer, a hard diagnosis, lose a parent or child, get a big scare. What if we learned from those who READ MORE
Step up & own it
Everyone has a personal brand. Even if you don’t know what it is, it follows you around like a shadow. Most people have a tough time identifying their brand because they worry more about what other READ MORE
Strength, finding yourself & not caring what they think.
When you walk into a room, you end up worried about what everyone else is thinking about you. And they’re worried what you’re thinking about them. The reality is - everyone is just READ MORE
“Who threw up in my bucket list?”
Sometimes you meet someone who makes you laugh like you’re old friends. Someone who just gets you and flawlessly blends with you in conversation. Hilarious banter, fond memories, feel good moments, and deep thoughts. READ MORE
Because why wouldn't you light that shit on fire?
Finally! An episode where Melanie is talking to another Melanie and it’s not herself. HA! Yes, I know. And happy new year to you, too! It’s 2017 and everyone’s all in a flutter READ MORE
Don’t have old notebooks? Start now.
“I quit waiting for the light at the
end of the tunnel and
I lit that bitch myself.”
- Allie from Shameless.ly
This year, I am lighting things on fire. Not literally. Ok, maybe sometimes literally. But lighting things READ MORE
Our First Adventure: The Carolinas!
May 16-20, 2016
Leaving Washington, DC - May 16
Enjoying Charlotte, NC - May 17
Rocking Greenville, SC - May 18
Loving Raleigh, NC - May 19
Hitting Richmond, VA - May 20
Returning to Washington DC - May 20
Mary & Melanie jumped READ MORE
Not really, but maybe
“I like to help people get OFF the couch… and you’re giving people couches! We can still be friends.” – Kris Kaplan, K2 Coaching
This past weekend, I was called by a girlfriend to meet her at an READ MORE
Embrace who you are and stop trying to be someone you’re not.
“Go where you’re celebrated, not tolerated.” Ingrid kicks off our final episode with the pivotal moment she decided to quit her job.
Our final stop in Richmond, VA led Mary READ MORE
Surround yourself with people who more than you.
The Triangle area in North Carolina includes Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Durham - Mary and I stopped at the beautiful Umstead Hotel & Spa in Raleigh to chat with the local lady residents. READ MORE
...and other adventures of silliness
Driving from DC through Virginia to the Carolinas, Mary and I had a LOT of time on our hands. Lots of discussions about the podcast, the women we were meeting, and the adventures we were having READ MORE
Greenville, SC is an underrated city with infinite possibilities.
When Mary and I drove into this adorable downtown, we knew we were going to find too many things to do for our short stay. Exploring the downtown area with waterfalls and READ MORE
Fierce competitors, fiercely loyal coworkers
You don’t hear THAT every day - especially not when it’s a group of women.
Mary and I made our way to Charlotte, NC where I spoke at the American Marketing Association marketing workshop. Three ladies sat READ MORE
Welcome to HERadventures: the women-focused side of Adventures in Branding!
Earlier this year, I jumped in Roxie Jean, the Hotrod Machine with my good friend & photographer extraordinaire, Mary Gardella, and embarked on a weeklong adventure to Virginia and the READ MORE
36 hours in a van.
200-ish miles with 12 people.
First leg of three.
Teammate warrior cry - GO GO GO GO GO!
I’m READY! I can DO THIS!
The branded slap bracelet hits my wrist.
Up a little hill, down another.
I’m moving. Fast READ MORE
Do you have a favorite episode?
If anyone tells you that podcasting is easy, punch them in the arm and tell them to stop being a liarface. A podcast takes a lot of thought, planning, time, failures, hope, excitement, gut-wrenching, and READ MORE
Finding little celebrations in every day stuff
This podcast started because the topic of purpose and personal branding had become a huge part of every day conversation. Over the last 10 weeks, we've been Finding things.
Finding You: Because hating yourself is so READ MORE
Stop Quitting. Start Committing.
Have you ever heard a speech about someone who had something horrible happen to them and it changed their life? Cancer, a car accident, an injury, a fight, a sickness, a relationship ending, being arrested. They get up READ MORE