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EP.34: Brakes for Breasts—“With a business comes visibility;

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Release Date: 01/08/2020

EP. 97: Jaime Hjelm — “Don’t Listen With Your Mouth” show art EP. 97: Jaime Hjelm — “Don’t Listen With Your Mouth”

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Jaime Hjelm co-owns and operates Wicked Wrench Co. — an automotive repair shop located in South Elgin, Illinois. She built her first transmission at age 17 by reading a manual, and has built hundreds of transmissions since. She also teaches free Automotive Basics classes through local libraries and has partnered with local community college for auto students to job shadow for a 6-week interval. Jaime’s modeled for several automotive magazines in the late 1990s and has been a fleet mechanic for over a decade. She also competed in Motor Trends ‘Bitchin Boot Camp’ by Bitchin Rides in...

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EP. 96: Rachael Alfonso — “You Are You, and That is Your Super Power! EP. 96: Rachael Alfonso — “You Are You, and That is Your Super Power!"

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Rachael Alfonso is a children's book author and the Director Of Operations of Exotic Car Hacks. She wrote What Cars Says — the World’s First and Only children’s book that features 21 sounds from real cars! She started to get interested in cars at an early age. Her interest in cars grew into passion and later on into a career. Rachael persevered her way into the car world in South Florida where she started working in car dealerships and mechanic shops, which opened the door for her to work alongside one of Florida’s greatest rare car collectors. Rachael believes that women have a place...

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EP. 95: Emma McIndoe —Jumping Industries in the Midst of the Pandemic! show art EP. 95: Emma McIndoe —Jumping Industries in the Midst of the Pandemic!

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Emma McIndoe manages not one, but two of their family businesses, AA Recycling Pty Ltd and Pick-A-Part — an Auto & Metal Recycling business founded by her parents in 1986. Growing up, Emma used to play and spend her time in their factory, that is when she started to get immersed in their business. Prior to joining the Automotive Industry, Emma used to work in the Financial Services Industry for over 20 years. Now, Emma is using the skills she learned from her past roles in growing their family business. Emma McIndoe is also the first female in Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce...

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Ep 94: Louise Azzopardi--“Be the Person You Wish You Had!” show art Ep 94: Louise Azzopardi--“Be the Person You Wish You Had!”

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Louise Azzopardi is an entrepreneur, trainer, and an experienced heavy vehicle mechanic. Her business focus is on training and developing individuals in the skilled-trades; however, since she was a child, Louise knew she was meant to wrench. At 15 years old, right out of high school, Louise got into an apprenticeship for heavy vehicle mechanics and since then she has never looked back! Join us in this episode to hear all about how Louise worked her way through the field and right into her passion! Louise’s Contact Info: 1. Business Email [email protected] Instagram...

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EP 93: Courtney Casale--“If It Was Easy, Everybody Would Be Doing It!” show art EP 93: Courtney Casale--“If It Was Easy, Everybody Would Be Doing It!”

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Courtney Casale is a go-getter! Currently, she is a diesel mechanic for the Army National Guard and she is a full-time college student pursuing a degree in marine biology. Courtney has also worked in vinyl wrap shops as an installer and a detailer and she is pursuing a career in racing. As if that wasn’t enough, Courtney is also an influencer and content creator on Instagram and YouTube where she documents her progress building her Subaru WRX to track specs. If you’re looking for inspiration, this is an episode you won’t want to miss! Courtney’s Contact Info: Business Email...

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EP. 92: Rachel James: “Know What You Want; Envision It, and Then Will Yourself Toward It!” show art EP. 92: Rachel James: “Know What You Want; Envision It, and Then Will Yourself Toward It!”

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Rachel James is a financial advisor, but not just ANY financial advisor. Not only does Rachel show up to her meetings with a half-sleeve and an Edelbrock shirt, Rachel’s clients are blue collar workers—from preppers to owners. Coming from a blue-collar family herself and a long career in the automotive field, Rachel’s passion as a financial advisor has become to help her clients find financial success. Don’t miss this episode! Rachel shares her journey from the aviation field thorough the automotive world and finally into financial industry. Rachel’s Contact Info: Instagram...

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EP. 91: Nushrat Ahmed—“Have the OVARIES to Say What’s Important and What’s True!” show art EP. 91: Nushrat Ahmed—“Have the OVARIES to Say What’s Important and What’s True!”

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Nushrat is a recent high school graduate who was just accepted to the “pit program” at NASCAR Technical Institute in Mooresville, North Carolina. Nushrat’s dream is to become a race car engineer. Her interest in cars started out of curiosity when she enrolled in an automotive class her junior year in high school, but her passion was ignited when she started driving, especially her 2007 Ford Mustang GT she affectionately calls “Mufasa”. Ride along with us for this episode as this courageous young woman shares how she’s paved her own way through cultural and personal challenges...

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EP. 90: Trish Horstman—“YOU Are a Part of This Just as Much as the Boys Are!” show art EP. 90: Trish Horstman—“YOU Are a Part of This Just as Much as the Boys Are!”

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EP. 90: Trish Horstman—“YOU Are a Part of This Just as Much as the Boys Are!” Trish Horstman is the co-founder of Throttle Gals magazine—a printed publication that features women who build, ride, and work on cars, bikes, trucks and anything else with an engine. Not only is Trish one of the leading bad asses at Throttle Gals, but she is also an artist and a wrencher at heart. Trish has loved cars and bikes since she was a young girl working alongside her father in his shop and she has pursued her love for art throughout her life. Now Trish has learned to combine her passions through her...

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Ep.89: Ana Kraft— “Turn Frustration into Creativity and Do Something About the Things You Don’t Like!” show art Ep.89: Ana Kraft— “Turn Frustration into Creativity and Do Something About the Things You Don’t Like!”

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Episode 89: Ana Kraft— “Turn Frustration into Creativity and Do Something About the Things You Don’t Like!” Ana Kraft is the owner and co-founder of Xena Workwear—a company that designs stylish safety shoes and functional work apparel just for women. Ana envisioned Xena Workwear after years of having to wear clunky men’s safety boots throughout her career in international project engineering. Originally from Kazakhstan and raised in Germany, Ana came travelled across the world to the U.S. and overcame many fears and challenges to pursue her dreams. Join us in this episode to hear...

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EP.88: Mercedes Lilienthal—“A Longing for Change Becomes a Thought, Then It Becomes a Desire, and Then It Becomes a Necessity!” show art EP.88: Mercedes Lilienthal—“A Longing for Change Becomes a Thought, Then It Becomes a Desire, and Then It Becomes a Necessity!”

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Mercedes Lilienthal is an Oregon-based freelance photojournalist who contributes to The New York Times and several automotive outlets like Car and Driver, Forbes Wheels, Autoblog, and more. Additionally, she is the Editor-At-Large of TREAD Magazine and Feature Editor of Toyota Cruisers & Trucks. Mercedes focuses her work on the automotive industry with particular interest in vehicular adventure travel and inspiring women within the industry. As a child, Mercedes never even considered that a career in the automotive industry was an option for her, but through adventures with her husband, she...

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Laura Frank & Leigh Anne Best are the co-founders of Brakes for Breasts—an organization that fundraises with more than 100 independent auto repair shops across the U.S. and Canada to support research for the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund. As of 2018, they have raised almost $750, 000 with the goal of reaching $1 million by the end of this year! With combined experience of over 30 years in the automotive industry, Laura and Leigh Anne have created the perfect WIN-WIN-WIN-WIN scenario where the customer, the shop, the vendor, AND the world wins! Join us on this episode to hear how these “big thinkers” are reaching their goal of “saving the world” one auto shop at a time. 

You can find out how to get involved by visiting their website at https://www.brakesforbreasts.com/

 

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