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The Refined Collective Podcast - Boss Ladies, Creative Entrepreneurs, Personal Development, Social Strategy, Marketing

Feb 19, 2019

Jessica Shakir is a motivational speaker, celebrity hair and makeup artist, and beauty expert. Her passion is to help you use your voice to unveil truth and beauty. She is a dear friend of mine and we recently got to get together at my apartment to have some fun photoshoots and sit down and chat for the podcast. We...

Feb 12, 2019

I’ve been so excited to chat with Mike Aidala. Our schedules finally aligned and we got to chat about physical fitness, toxic masculinity, transformation, and fostering healthy dialogue. I’m so challenged by all of his words. What if life wasn’t as hard as we made it out to be?

Focusing Inward

  • He decided after...

Feb 6, 2019

Do you have one of those friends who gives the BEST love advice? The type of friend who is willing to call you out and say ‘no, this is not the guy for you,’ or ‘do you seriously not see that he is super into you?’ I hope so, because they’re the best. Amanda Blair is that friend for me. We sat down to record...

Jan 29, 2019

You guys, we are back with our first guest of the year! I’m so thrilled to be sharing this conversation I had with Cheryl Scruggs— she is the mother of Lauren Scruggs Kennedy (who we had on the podcast in episode 002- click here to listen!) who is a dear friend of mine. Cheryl and her husband have a nonprofit...

Jan 22, 2019

It’s faint, yet distinct.

The whisper.

An exhale of relief radiates throughout.

The soft breeze rustles your matted hair and tear stained cheeks.

A stirring unfolds.

Finally, it is here.


A new day.

Dawn is on her way.

The sun grasps for the horizon.

Yet, the battle wages on.

Taunting you from every angle.