Get Carried Away!

With equal parts wit and wisdom, founder of BRA – Business Relationship Alliance Carrie Murray shares valuable insights on being an entrepreneur, taking charge of your career, your branding and your finances.

Plus, this live podcast features exciting, prominent female entrepreneurs sharing advice, laughter, and honesty about the things that excite us and ultimately get us carried away.

Season 5 coming in 2024

Get Carried Away is a female forward podcast featuring advice from today's business thought leaders and innovators. Host, Carrie Murray is the founder of BRA - Business Relationship Alliance, a network of powerful women devoted to advancing female-owned businesses by providing the community, collaboration, mentorship, empowerment and support needed to flourish as an entrepreneur. Stay tuned for brand new episodes!


Time For A New Model of Leadership with Sheila Eggert

Season 4, Ep. 8

Sheila Eggert is the found of Your Inner Circle Coaching, a 6 figure leadership and human potential company. As a certified leadership and transformation coach, Sheila has a passion for helping leaders embrace a new model of leadership with grace and ease that sets their personal wellbeing as the foundation to unleash levels of success they never thought possible. 

Combining over 35 years of experience developing leaders in Fortune 500 companies with neuroscience back mindfulness and mindset shifting practices, Sheila helps clients and companies make lasting, transformational change though one on one coaching and compelling workshops & webinars. She is a pioneer in bringing mindfulness based coaching and programs to the corporate environment. 

Sheila is a native New Yorker and raised her two adult daughters there, before moving to LA last summer. She is enjoying daily dog walks on the beach with her new place on the beach with her feisty little dachshund, Penny. Sheila is offering two FREE ways for listeners to start their path to grace & ease. 


How to Overcome Adversity as The Underdog with Renata Merino

Season 4, Ep. 7

Renata Merino is a Latina venture capitalist, former investment banker, 28 year operator, serial entrepreneur, Bowdoin College student athlete, Chicago Booth MBA merit scholar and venture capital investor. She launched and has run a 9 year female founder community called Blazin Babes and invests in female founded startups in the FemTech and digital health space. 

She is a TEDx and motivational speaker who speaks across the country on women empowerment and overcoming adversity, is a model, frequently seen in the press and media including Fitness Magazine, Women’s Health and Prevention and is a single mother of 2 teenagers. 

Renata is looking for female founders who are interested in learning more about Blazin Babes, their programming to help women scale their startups. 


3 Ways to maximize your impact & brand with video with Bernadette Marciniak

Season 4, Ep. 7

Bernadette Marciniak is a brand videographer, photographer, and founder of Solhaus Media, a boutique all-female video & photo agency. Combining her background in photojournalism and videography, she is an amplifier for small businesses and entrepreneurs who want to maximize their impact through powerful visuals. Bernadette is based out of the Los Angeles & the NYC tri-state area.


5 Keys to disruption with Sheila Jackson & Natasha McCrea

Season 4, Ep. 6

Sheila Jackson and Natasha McCrea represent over 40 years of experience as entrepreneurs and curators of space for women. Their goal is to create a brand that celebrates our diversity, style, power, and of course, great taste. 

Natasha is a serial entrepreneur, multi-passionate entertainer, and the Founder of Love CEO Institute, a personal development company for women. Her entertainment industry experience spans over the last 20 years as an actor, director, writer and producer.

Through the development and national tour of her one-woman show, “Evolution of a Love Addict,” several years of counseling, and entrepreneurship; Natasha turned her life around and elevated herself from love addict to Love CEO. Her coaching practice helps women find peace, pleasure and success, using the Love Intelligence Method that she developed. Natasha loves connecting with other women who share a love for whiskey. She believes we’re building more than a whiskey brand. We’re starting a movement. 

Sheila has spent her entire career elevating women – starting out as a marriage and family therapist; women’s empowerment writer; host of the Girl Talk LA radio show; and as an award-winning producer, known for her all female crews and putting more women behind the camera. Her advertising campaigns have received the highest honors from the American Advertising Awards (ADDY), Telly and Aurora – with two mayoral commendations from the City of Los Angeles. 

Also an accomplished writer and historian, Sheila is a development producer for film and television. She is author of two historical biography collections and is among historians included in the University of Washington’s oral history archive of “Women Who Rock,” which explores how women have used music as a tool for activism. 

For the last five years, Sheila has more vigorously pursued her passion for wine and spirits. A self-professed, wine geek, she is a member of the women-led advisory for La Cienega Vineyard, in Sonoma’s prestigious Alexander Valley. Her career is a testament to the fact that we can do it all. Since expanding into the spirits world, Sheila is excited about how Jackson McCrea will change the face of whiskey, and explode the status quo.


The Support Teachers Need Now with Jen Rafferty

Season 4, Ep. 5

After 15 years in the classroom, Jen Rafferty founded Empowered Educator® in 2020 as a response to teacher burnout during the pandemic. She is known for bringing her energy, humor and expertise in her presentations while inspiring educators to stay connected to their “why.” Jen is a certified Emotional Intelligence Practitioner and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. 

Since its inception, Empowered Educator® has reached thousands of teachers and school leaders all over the world. Jen has been featured in Authority Magazine, Medium, Thrive Global and Voyage MIA. She is the author of the Amazon bestseller, A Place in the Staff: Finding Your Way as a Music Teacher, and was on the TEDx stage with her talk, Generational Change Begins with Empowered Teachers. Jen’s podcast, Take Notes, is in the top 3% of global podcasts. 

Jen’s insatiable curiosity continues to make Empowered Educator programming relevant and reflective of the most up-to-date research in mindset, leadership and cognitive neuroscience. Her willingness to foster important conversations creates safe spaces for educators to talk about their concerns and actively solve problems. She is deeply committed to helping educators regain agency in how they show up for themselves and their school communities every day.


Three things I've learned about VC with B. Pagels-Minor

Season 4, Ep. 4

B. is an award-winning product strategist, podcast host, startup advisor and investor, executive coach, and a respected thought leader in agile technologies who approaches every problem with strategy, curiosity, and genuine authenticity. As a dedicated enthusiast of scalable processes, great products, and culture development, B.’s fierce drive to promote diversity in tech and impact authentic change continues to define their work and life outside of their work. B. is a proud graduate of Northwestern University with a focus on history and an MBA and master of information systems from Robert Morris University. B. gives back to various organizations by being the Vice Chair & Secretary on the Board of Directors at Howard Brown Health, one of the top 3 largest LGBTQ community health centers in the country, Vice President & Secretary on the Board of Directors at the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago, and Board of Directors of both the Northwestern Alumni Association and Outfest. In 2022, B. Was honored as one of the Queer 50 from Fast Company, 35 Hero Advocate Executives by Involve People and Yahoo Finance UK, and a finalist for 2022 LGBTQNation heroes of the year. Learn more about B. and their work at www.dvrgntventures.com 


The Discipline in finance with Jessica Dawson

Season 4, Ep. 3

Jessica Dawson is a lifelong entrepreneur, life coach, and businesswoman who sees things the way they could be and makes a plan, sets goals, prioritizes, and executes to perfection. If you learn to love the lows, imagine what the highs are like. You made it into this world. Make the best of it. Love every second because it will change. Change is uncontrollable. Learn to love change. 

Jessica pushes herself harder than she ever had. She competes with herself from yesterday, and she knows she can do better. She loves talking about her projects, and projects just over the horizon. FISK is what her team and her focus on every day. They are going to complete FISK in the next few months! Her team, her current investors, and future clients are relying on Jessica and 55th Degree for the future of mobile tipping. 


Finding your authenticity through clothing with Vicky and Charisse Pasche

Season 4, Ep. 2

Dapper Boi is a San Diego-based body-inclusive apparel line founded in 2015 by married couple Vicky and Charisse Pasche. The Pasche’s are partners in business and life, managing to raise twin preschoolers without going (completely) gray. 

The vision for Dapper Boi was conceived on their honeymoon, born from Vicky’s challenges as a handsome woman with curves searching for clothes that fit her body and authentic expression. With an industry-disrupting commitment to inclusion, affirmation, and quality, their celebrated clothing business went from a crowdfunded passion project to a seven-figure company in five years. 

Over the last eight years they have generated $4M in sales with a customer base of over 30,000 people from all genders, sizes and body types, and with an unheard of repeat customer rate of 51%. Less than 2% of VC money goes to women and less than 2% of women-owned businesses generate over $1M in annual revenue.

 Dapper Boi continues to defy all odds: they are in the top 10% of all Shopify stores and have been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, countless media, and soon some incredible publications and documentaries. Dapper Boi is a gender-welcoming, everyday clothing line with smart, down-to-earth vibes for people of all body types. They are proud to make people feel comfortable and confident in their own skin by offering quality, stylish clothes with a unique fit.


What Makes a Brave Leader with Crystal Whiteaker

Season 4, Ep. 1

Crystal Whiteaker (pronouns: she/her) is an Inclusive Branding and Leadership Development and Consultant specializing in coaching and consulting for brands and leaders that care deeply about diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Crystal brings over 15 years of creative, relational, process driven experience across multiple industries. An advocate for inclusive, human-focused, trauma informed leadership practices, Crystal is a self-described “corporate trained, creative hippie” who puts a strong focus on core values. Her purpose is to help people connect, communicate and lead with compassion, clarity and confidence.


Fighting Cancer While Fighting to Save Your Business

Season 3, Ep. 14

What’s the trick to creating something that leaves your clients saying “wow!”?

Lee Levy is a Los Angeles based creative director and founder of Nex Graphics, with a proven track record of helping companies build a strong presence across the World Wide web. Competition on the web is fierce. The average customer spends just 4 to 6 seconds looking at a webpage before deciding wherever to stay, or move in to the next site. Lee explains to Carrie the ways we can all grab someone’s attention in those first few crucial seconds.


Angel Investing, Private Equity, and Venture Capital

Season 3, Ep. 13

What’s the trick to investing money safely as a woman? Why does it seem like men get all the attention when it comes to money issues? Who should you trust with your money? CEO and Founder of Alternative Wealth Partners, Kelly Ann Winget, has the answers to success we all need to hear. Learn how to be “powerful” with your money.


Cutting out the Middleman in Your Life to Create Your Dream Job

Season 3, Ep. 12

Jannese Torres is an award-winning Latina Money Expert. She became an accidental entrepreneur after a job loss led her to create a successful Latin food blog, Delish D’Lites. Now, she helps her clients and listeners build successful online businesses that allow them to pursue financial independence and freedom.

Jannese is on a mission to educate marginalized communities on topics like entrepreneurship, investing, and financial independence through her personal finance podcast & platform, “Yo Quiero Dinero.” Her forthcoming book, The Financially Lit Latina, will be published by Grand Central Publishing in early 2024.


Four Ways Your Leadership Needs to Evolve

Season 3, Ep. 11

When you break businesses down, most are a collection of different people with different brains, different backgrounds and different experiences. So how do you bring all of that wisdom together to make the most of it? Wendy Ryan, the CEO of the management and leadership coaching company Kadabra, walks us through how she helps leaders lead.

Being an entrepreneur who’s taking risks means you are eventually going to fail at something. That doesn’t mean you stop. Wendy explains how you keep going, growing and building yourself into that leader you want to be.


Three Must Have Skills to Pivot with Success and Ease

Season 3, Ep. 10

Many of us pivot at some point during our careers. That was especially true during the early days of the pandemic.

For years, Dr. Cindy Tsai studied in the world of medicine, learning so she could help patients recover and feel better. However, when Dr. Tsai got sick herself, she discovered there were better approaches to help patients, rather than with just prescriptions. As she says, “a quick fix isn’t always a fix.” Carry talks with Dr. Tsai about the three pillars of success Dr. Tsai discovered on her journey to reinvent herself and her purpose.


What it Takes to Win Over Customers

Season 3, Ep. 9

The world of business marketing is a crowded space. Some do it great, others… well, they need some help. As the founder of Flourish Marketing, Aleya Harris works with her clients to figure out WHY what they’ve been doing to reach new customers hasn’t been working. Carrie and Aleya discuss the numerous mistakes and traps businesses owners fall into. As we hear, there are tricks to stand out above the crowd, regardless of what industry you’re in, and Aleya knows them.

Stevie Wonder’s Former Chef is now a Marketing Expert Turning Her Clients into Legends…


The Keys to Unleashing Business Growth With Leslie Hassler

Season 3, Ep. 8

One of the trickiest parts of owning and running a business is figuring out how to grow and scale it. When female entrepreneurs need help expanding, they turn to Leslie Hassler. As founder of Your Biz Rules, Leslie talks to us about the strategies she uses with her ambitious clients to make sure they’re not just working hard, but working towards profit and sustainability. Carrie and Leslie chat about why some of us are afraid of money, why some million-dollar business owners give up, why some businesses can’t seem to grow, and how to break away from all of these problems.


Powering-Up Your Finances with Diana Greshtchuk

Season 3, Ep. 7

Whether you’re running a business, managing an event, or juggling all of your family’s bills, let’s face it, mastering finances can be complicated and difficult. That’s where Diana Greshtchuck helps out. Diana is a Certified Public Accountant, a financial literacy coach, the CEO of Fan Your Flame LLC, and much more. As a young girl, watching her parents argue over money, Diana realized she wanted to find a solution to our everyday money problems. So, she set off on a journey to empower people to take control of their finances and help them reach their goals. Listen to her crucial advice that we all can benefit from!


How Productivity Turned Toxic and The Age of Distraction with Gail Baral

Season 3, Ep. 6

Let’s face it, there are a thousand distractions we run into every day as we try to get our work done. Some of those distractions are unavoidable, others are self-sabotage, like scrolling on your phone when you’re in the middle of a project. Our guest this week is Gail Baral, a business strategist, mindset coach, spiritual guide, and the founder of The Productivity Space. Through her experience and strategies, Gail helps people double, triple, or even quadruple their productivity.

  • She shares tips on how to fight distractions

  • Gal shows us why it’s important to reframe the way we think about our tasks and responsibilities.

  • If you’ve ever found yourself wondering where your time went

  • Why we don’t look forward to doing the things we’re great at.


Earning Your Success: What it Takes to Win in the Adult Beverage Industry

Season 3, Ep. 5

Pour yourself a drink and kick your feet up; we’re going in-depth with the founder of Spa Girl Cocktails, Karen Haines. In the hyper competitive world of alcoholic beverages, breaking out with a successful new product is an overwhelming uphill battle every step of the way. Despite the odds, Karin came out triumphant with her fun and sassy brand, Spa Girl Cocktails. Listen to the essential lessons Karen learned that can benefit every ambitious self-starter.

  • How does a single mom with multiple kids pivot from her career and jump into the competitive world of alcoholic beverages?

  • Hear how Bethany Frankle influenced Karen to chase her dreams of being an outgoing business founder.

  • How far does $10,000 get an entrepreneur in the beverage business?

  • The trick to convincing distributors to give you, the little fish, a chance over the big sharks.

  • What does the founder of a popular adult beverage company want to be before they are of legal drinking age?

  • It costs HOW MUCH to have a sample design of a drink bottle made?!


3 Excuses That Get in the Way of Our Success (And How to Overcome Them)

Season 3, Ep. 4

In this episode of Get Carried Away, Carrie Murray and Esther Shpitalnik talk about the three common excuses that cause people stagnation. Do you also find yourself in situations where you know you want the change but just can’t seem to get there? Here, Esther discusses the ways to change your relationship with money, how you can take yourself more seriously, and about a survey that reveals why some women struggle climbing the corporate ladder.

In this episode you will learn:

  • The pandemic is a wakeup call for a lot of people

  • Calendar-ing your life is essential to success

  • Why money language is crucial

  • The Glassbox Analogy

  • How to approach a job qualification or a promotion


The 3 Most Important Things to Do When Starting Your Business

Season 3, Ep. 3

In today’s episode of Get Carried Away, join Carrie Murray and Elizabeth Sheils as they talk about the different areas of phase one to starting any business. When Elizabeth and her co-founder were starting the company, the goal was to look for a technology that could be integrated into their operations. Eventually, they ended up making the very thing they searched for. As Rock Paper Coin’s co-founder, Elizabeth explains how having a co-founder, knowing how to define roles, and doing research can positively impact any business in conception. In this episode you will learn:

  • Vendors are not meeting clients digitally as much as needed

  • An easier and more sustainable planning for soon-to-be couples

  • You can divide and conquer your business

  • Three Essential Must’s to Starting Any Business, and more!


Using Hunger to Reconnect With Our Needs and Values with Adrienne Youdim MD FACP

Season 3, Ep. 2

Join Carrie Murray with Dr. Adrienne Youdim as they chat about how hunger can be a tool to reconnect us to our needs and values and create a loving relationship with ourselves. Dr. Adrienne is a board-certified internist practicing in the field of obesity medicine. She shares her expertise in weight loss and nutrition and gives an overview of her book, “Hungry For More.” Here’s a breakdown of what to expect in this episode:

  • The process of writing a book

  • Hunger is universal; everyone has commonalities

  • A 30-day journaling guide for self-discovery

  • Misconception – diet does not mean weight loss

  • Unmet expectations throw people into a tailspin

  • And so much more!


How to Say No and Stop Trying to Do It All

Season 3, Ep. 1

In today’s episode of Get Carried Away, join Carrie Murray and Sarah Peck as they dive deep into how CEO-Moms fight the ‘do-it-all’ mindset. Because our culture rewards those who do so much of so many things, inefficiency due to burnout has become common. But that can be turned the other way around. As the CEO and founder of Startup Parent, Sarah explains how saying “no” becomes a superpower, why asking help gets you further, how she figured out how to do less of everything, and what women can expect from the Wise Women’s Council this 2022.


Five Critical Keys to Love with Carol Allen

Season 2, Ep. 6

Carol Allen is lifetime member of The American Council of Vedic Astrology. In private practice, Carol has counseled thousands of people in the areas of relationships, finances, career, health, real estate, travel, and conception. She has been a featured guest on dozens of local and nationally syndicated radio shows. Her writings have been in several books of the Hot Chocolate for the Mystical Soul series, A Second Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul, The Whole Life Times, New Woman Spirit, The Taos Sun, The Journal for the American Council of Vedic Astrology, and Woman’s World.

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