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EP 68: Renee Brinkerhoff, the Valkyrie Racer—“A Brave, Courageous Woman with a Compassionate Heart!”

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Release Date: 11/29/2020

EP84—Part 2: Dorian Tedder—“Be Who You Truly Are in Your Soul!” show art EP84—Part 2: Dorian Tedder—“Be Who You Truly Are in Your Soul!”

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Dorian is an automotive glass technician based out of New Mexico. Dorian stumbled into the automotive industry while job searching during a time in his life when he just needed a job. Since then, he has grown to love what he does. Recently, as one of the few transgender men at his company, Dorian was chosen to be a part of the first ever Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Council at his job. Like Dorian said, he may not know a lot about cars, but he is an expert at becoming who you truly are in your soul! Join us in this special edition episode as Dorian shares his personal journey as a...

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EP83—Part 1: Dorian Tedder—“Be Who You Truly Are in Your Soul!” show art EP83—Part 1: Dorian Tedder—“Be Who You Truly Are in Your Soul!”

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Dorian is an automotive glass technician based out of New Mexico. Dorian stumbled into the automotive industry while job searching during a time in his life when he just needed a job. Since then, he has grown to love what he does. Recently, as one of the few transgender men at his company, Dorian was chosen to be a part of the first ever Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Council at his job. Like Dorian said, he may not know a lot about cars, but he is an expert at becoming who you truly are in your soul! Join us in this special edition episode as Dorian shares his personal journey as a...

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EP 82: Pam Jeffords--“DEI: Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable” show art EP 82: Pam Jeffords--“DEI: Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable”

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Pam Jeffords is a Senior Partner at Sapient Insights Group where she leads the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Practice. She has over 25 years of experience advising companies and organizations on how to break the status quo and drive progress with their diversity, inclusion, and engagement goals. She is also a limited partner for the Jump Fund—an angel fund that invests women’s capital in women-led companies that have the potential for growth. Join us in this enlightening episode where Pam shares her knowledge around practices that are essential in creating an equitable, diverse, and...

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Episode 81: Lacey Truett—“Fear is Not An Option!” show art Episode 81: Lacey Truett—“Fear is Not An Option!”

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Lacey Truett is a car and motorcycle SSCA female racer based in Alabama. She’s also a track manager and she coaches racing clinics for women and teens. Lacey is the first female racer in her family, but her drive for independence started with her father who insisted she learn how to drive “stick shift” and learn how to change the oil and tires on her first car. Lacey began working in the trades and automotive industry as a service writer at a car dealer, but then worked up to service manager since she could diagnose issues in vehicles better than most of the technicians who worked there....

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EP.80: Martina Kwan--“Dare to Do Something Scary—It’s NEVER Too Late!” show art EP.80: Martina Kwan--“Dare to Do Something Scary—It’s NEVER Too Late!”

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Martina Kwan is the world's only Chinese/German FIA licensed race car driver. After earning two master's degrees, leading a successful career in finance and accounting with major firms in NYC, and starting two highly awarded and recognized businesses, Martina decided to start a career in racing! The only thing more impressive than her long list of accolades is the fact that she decided to do this at the age of 50. Join us in this episode to learn how Martina thrived beyond her childhood trauma and said "yes" to the life she was meant to live! Martina's Contact Info: INSTAGRAM: @martinakwan...

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EP 79: BRI LYNCH--“Your Disadvantage is Your Superpower--Capitalize on it!” show art EP 79: BRI LYNCH--“Your Disadvantage is Your Superpower--Capitalize on it!”

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Brionna Lynch is a total Femcanic badass! Not only is she a professional stunt driver, she is also a self-taught mechanic, AND a savvy business woman. At only 24 years old, she is known as the best African American female stunt driver in Hollywood. She has over 50 films and TV credits for stunt driving including the TV shows Preacher and Blue Bloods and the movies Black Panther, Fate of the Furious: In the Family, and Proud Mary. When she’s not stunt driving for Hollywood, she is drift racing and/or fixing her favorite drift cars. Her top stunts include “the cannon” and “the...

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EP.78: The Women of CARSTAR and Maaco-- Everyday Heroes show art EP.78: The Women of CARSTAR and Maaco-- Everyday Heroes

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On International Women's Day, Driven Brands featured five amazing women from their CARSTAR and Maaco franchises. Jayme had the opportunity to learn more about CARSTAR and Maaco’s high-quality collision repairs and excellent customer service from the stories shared by these amazing everyday heroes. Working as technicians, painters, detailers, estimators, customer service representatives and store managers, they are on the front lines every day helping customers manage their collision repair experience. From fulfilling a family legacy by joining the collision repair industry, providing a...

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EP. 77: Tammy Tecklenburg--“You Have the Power…Use It!” show art EP. 77: Tammy Tecklenburg--“You Have the Power…Use It!”

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Tammy Tecklenburg is an established leader, mentor, and visionary in the automotive field. For over 25 years she has been on the front end of launching three companies and taking a major part in eight mergers and acquisition transactions for industry leaders, such as Honeywell, Armored AutoGroup, Spectrum Brands, and Energizer Holdings. As if that wasn't enough, Tammy has spent most of her career being a trailblazer for other women in the field. She has served as President of Women in Auto Care,  she is an active board member of the Women in Automotive and Auto Care Board of Directors....

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Ep. 76: Adrienne Cruser--“Don’t Just Work It—LIVE IT!” show art Ep. 76: Adrienne Cruser--“Don’t Just Work It—LIVE IT!”

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Adrienne Cruser is the owner of the Breeze RV, founder of RVIT (an organization focused on RV education), and a licensed RV Technician and Inspector. This “jill-of-all-trades” has dabbled in a little bit of everything in various male-dominated industries! Wherever Adrienne was, she dominated her craft, but frustration with the realities of a job led her to a whole new adventure. Check out this episode to hear Adrienne share about how she got through the “terror of the unknown” and landed in the world of RV’s! Adrienne's Contact Info: Website:  https://thebreezerv.com/...

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EP.75: Cheyenne Ruether (and Violet)--“Decide What You Want, then Blaze Your Way Through It!” show art EP.75: Cheyenne Ruether (and Violet)--“Decide What You Want, then Blaze Your Way Through It!”

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Cheyenne is an auto body technician who owns and runs her own shop in Las Vegas, Nevada. This badass has created her career path EVERY-STEP-OF-THE-WAY starting at age 15 with auto body work while tearing up the runway as a model, then moving on to representing the trades on TV, and now to running her own shop. During the COVID mayhem this past year, Cheyenne took advantage of the circumstances and took her 7-year-old daughter, Violet, to the shop to teach her a few tricks of the trade. You won’t want to miss this episode! Cheyenne shares her experience with juggling motherhood while...

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Renee is a rally race driver, but not just any rally race driver--with no prior racing experience, no family background in racing, and barely any knowledge of cars, Renee started rally racing at age 56. Why? Because she wanted to! It was on her bucket list and she just knew she had to do it. Renee has been rally racing for 8 years now. She’s competed in almost all continents of the world including North America, Australia, South America, Asia & Europe, and Africa. Antarctica, the only continent left, is just a matter of time! As if racing around the world wasn’t enough, Renee founded her own racing company, Valkyrie Racing, which has led to a non-profit organization focused on ending child sex trafficking in at-risk women and children around the world. Valkyrie Gives contributes 100% of their gifts to carefully selected projects that positively impact the lives of women and children at risk of sexual trafficking. If you’ve ever said, “I’m too old for….”, this is the episode for you! 

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