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Episode 429 ZAINAB ALSALIH: How COVID Has Changed Priorities and More

Episode 429 ZAINAB ALSALIH: How COVID Has Changed Priorities and More

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Episode 427 CORBIN GURKIN: Life as a Photographer

Episode 427 CORBIN GURKIN: Life as a Photographer

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Episode 426 DAVID STARK: How Innovation Comes Out of Constraints

Episode 426 DAVID STARK: How Innovation Comes Out of Constraints

Frequent guest David Stark comes back to the podcast today! David is a renowned event producer and designer based out of New York City, and his team creates events worldwide for weddings, entertainment, fashion, publishing, arts, media, and more! Some of his...

Episode 425 JACK EZON: Navigating Today’s Travel Market

Episode 425 JACK EZON: Navigating Today’s Travel Market

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Episode 422 REVISIT: Rishi Patel – CEO of HMR Designs

Episode 422 REVISIT: Rishi Patel – CEO of HMR Designs

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Episode 421 STEPHANIE COLE: Making Big Changes and Going Solo

Episode 421 STEPHANIE COLE: Making Big Changes and Going Solo

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Episode 417 MICHELLE DEMAREE: “Miss Diamond Ring”

Episode 417 MICHELLE DEMAREE: “Miss Diamond Ring”

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Episode 416 PRESTON BAILEY: Creativity as a Muscle and More!

Episode 416 PRESTON BAILEY: Creativity as a Muscle and More!

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Episode 414 SEAN LOW: The Heart and Soul of the Wedding Industry

Episode 414 SEAN LOW: The Heart and Soul of the Wedding Industry

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Episode 411 REVISIT: Brett Culp – Obstacle Or Opportunity

Episode 411 REVISIT: Brett Culp – Obstacle Or Opportunity

What does leadership mean to you? Leadership has many meanings, and everyone may have their own perspective on it. Today’s guest, Brett Culp,  has a wonderful point of view on leadership and has built an amazing foundation for his life.

Episode 408 PAUL MORSE: From the White House to White Gowns

Episode 408 PAUL MORSE: From the White House to White Gowns

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Episode 407 REVISIT: Cindy Novotny – Mastering Motivation

Episode 407 REVISIT: Cindy Novotny – Mastering Motivation

As anyone knows, sometimes we need a little motivation, a push in the right direction. Maybe we’re not as focused as we need to be and just need someone to motivate us to reach our potential.

Cindy Novotny is with us today, and she’s here to give some of her signature “straight talk” advice. Listen in and find out why you should embrace public speaking, set goals, and stay focused on what you want out of your life.

Episode 404 ANNA PRICE OLSON: Editorial Director, Brides

Episode 404 ANNA PRICE OLSON: Editorial Director, Brides

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Episode 403 REVISIT: Norma Cohen – Building A Thriving Business Within A Community

Episode 403 REVISIT: Norma Cohen – Building A Thriving Business Within A Community

If there’s anyone who knows all the ins and outs of party planning, it’s Norma Cohen. Norma started planning parties on her own for her friends when she was only 12 years old. Later, she became the youngest female, at 16, on an Executive Board of Directors of the community center. And at 18 she opened her own business, Party Expressions. Listen in to find out why, after several attempts to leave the business, she just couldn’t keep away for long.

Episode 402 GINA ESPOSITO AND SHEENA MEEKINS: Partners In Photography

Episode 402 GINA ESPOSITO AND SHEENA MEEKINS: Partners In Photography

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Episode 400 DANIELA BRAGA: A Professional Model’s Dream Wedding

Episode 400 DANIELA BRAGA: A Professional Model’s Dream Wedding

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Episode 399 REVISIT: A Conversation With: CHRISTIAN OTH

Episode 399 REVISIT: A Conversation With: CHRISTIAN OTH

On this episode of The Wedding Biz, Andy is having a conversation with Christian Oth. Listen as he discusses how he is dealing with the pandemic both personally and professionally, why he charges an upcharge for new contracts and a non-refundable percentage if a client postpones. Christian also shares what he is doing now, including his newest workshops 

Christian is an internationally renowned photographer. His experience in fashion, photojournalism, portraiture, advertising, and still life combines into an editorial style that makes Christian truly one of a kind. American Photo named him one of the world’s ten best photographers, and his work has appeared in top fashion and wedding publications. 

Listen as Christian shares what he is doing to stay grounded and in shape, since the pandemic began, and how it has affected him personally. Professionally, the pandemic has led to cancellations and postponements. However, he has been able to stay busy with Commercial and Advertising Photography.

Christian speaks about staying in touch with his clients and working with them to reschedule one-on-one. He talks about adding an upcharge to new contracts to help cover the cost and how he is now running a leaner and meaner company with a strong core team of employees and outsourcing what he can. Christian has also launched a workshop on photography and is looking forward to adding more specialized courses and, eventually, a business course to learn how to run a photography business.

Episode 397 ANNIE LEE: Overcoming Challenges as the Daughter of Design

Episode 397 ANNIE LEE: Overcoming Challenges as the Daughter of Design

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Episode 396 TOM KEHOE: How a Driving Gig Became a Designing Empire

Episode 396 TOM KEHOE: How a Driving Gig Became a Designing Empire

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Episode 395 ROBIN AND JEFFREY SELDEN: Continuing a Legacy

Episode 395 ROBIN AND JEFFREY SELDEN: Continuing a Legacy

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Episode 394 REVISIT: Chef Roy Yamaguchi- Cuisine, Culture & Community

Episode 394 REVISIT: Chef Roy Yamaguchi- Cuisine, Culture & Community

On today’s episode, Andy shares with us the honor of sitting down with renowned chef Roy Yamaguchi, as he shares his story. Roy shares his experiences from coming to the United States for the first time to attend culinary school, starting his first restaurant in Los Angeles, and finally creating Roy’s in Hawaii.

Listen in as Roy shares with Andy, as well as the rest of us, his passion, his mission, and his hopes for the future.

Episode 392 MEG SMITH: Photography As A Life’s Work

Episode 392 MEG SMITH: Photography As A Life’s Work

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Episode 391 REVISIT: Simon T. Bailey- How To Harness Your Brilliance and Turbo Charge Your Business

Episode 391 REVISIT: Simon T. Bailey- How To Harness Your Brilliance and Turbo Charge Your Business

Simon T. Bailey is no stranger to success, even though he’s quite familiar with failure.

At a young age, Simon was turned down for multiple sports teams-but he didn’t let that stop him.

He left his first college after just one year and moved into a low-income neighborhood. His path took him to a high-level role, which he transitioned away from when it became clear his days as an employee there were numbered.

But in every situation, Simon was constantly searching for a way to use what he was truly passionate about– helping others to discover their inner brilliance.

Simon is unafraid to transform himself, to recognize the need to evolve. He understands this means putting yourself out there and potentially failing.

He spends this episode sharing his experiences and dropping life-changing perspectives on how you can help yourself grow, forgive others, and take responsibility for pursuing your dreams and find success.

Episode 387 REVISIT: Eddie Zaratsian – Experiential Events to Delight the Senses

Episode 387 REVISIT: Eddie Zaratsian – Experiential Events to Delight the Senses

If you’ve never had the joy of working with a designer who absolutely lives to utterly delight their client, then you will find this interview with today’s guest, Eddie Zaratsian a breath a fresh air. Eddie’s abundant energy and passion for creating a feast for the senses, allows him to reflect the very essence of his clients in an unimaginable way.

Eddie Zaratsian is the Owner of Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle and Design. Eddie was born in Armenia and came to the US when he was 5 years old. He watched his parents arrive in the US, unable to speak English, without the promise of a career, and yet they were determined to pursue their dreams. The family arrived in Hollywood and built the life they had dreamed of. Eventually, Eddie started his own business that evolved over time and became a luxury lifestyle and design company serving A-list clients and creating events that cultivate a sense of wonder and delight the senses-both for the clients and their guests.