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

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Release Date: 03/26/2021

EP. 104: Erin Vogel — “You’re Worthy and You’re Capable.” show art EP. 104: Erin Vogel — “You’re Worthy and You’re Capable.”

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Erin Vogel is a professional racer and a performance driving instructor. She started going to the racetrack with her family at the age of 25, and two years later, Erin fell in love with the BMW M Coupe and converted it into a track car. At age 30, Erin and her dad decided to start a little race team and go racing. In 2017, Erin got her first podiums — earning a two-second place finish in Spec-86 and a third place in Spec Boxster. She also led her first all-female team to third place in class in the Porsche Owners Club Tribute to LeMans. Erin was the first female driver to win a race in the...

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EP. 103: Jane Thurmond — “Being Aware that It’s Not Happening To Me, It’s Happening For Me.” show art EP. 103: Jane Thurmond — “Being Aware that It’s Not Happening To Me, It’s Happening For Me.”

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Jane is a real estate advisor, podcast host, writer, teacher, businesswoman and a racecar driver. After raising three children, Jane decided to start a new chapter in life. At the age of 49, Jane switched gears and got into Motorsports. She started racing autocross, road course and time attack. Jane was the first Corvette driver to be invited to participate in the Super Chevy Muscle Car Challenge. Jane’s Contact Info: Business Website - Business Email – Instagram – Facebook – YouTube -   Podcast -   I am excited to connect with you. I’d love for you to text me at...

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EP. 102: Jess de Groot — “Just Keep Learning and Keep Moving Forward. EP. 102: Jess de Groot — “Just Keep Learning and Keep Moving Forward."

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Jess is an artist, businesswoman, and an auto body shop painter. At the age of 33, Jess and her then partner decided to get divorced. Months after that, she was diagnosed with cancer, but that didn’t stop Jess from living her life. At age 34, she decided that it was the perfect time to change careers and learn more about the automotive trades and industry, and auto refinishing. With zero experience in shop life, with tools, or fixing things, Jess took a nine-month foundation course where she learned the basics and in-shop training. Jess just got her red seal certification and is now working...

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EP. 101: Miranda Rumfelt — “The Hard Work Will Pay Off, You Just Have to Get Through It.” show art EP. 101: Miranda Rumfelt — “The Hard Work Will Pay Off, You Just Have to Get Through It.”

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Miranda Rumfelt was a transportation design student with a background in automotive restoration and racing. She works at General Motors Design as a clay sculptor. Miranda was raised in The Motor City by a family of “wrenchers”, and her life revolved around American Muscle cars. Miranda decided to pursue her passion for cars and enrolled in Drive One Detroit — a vocational program where she learned the ins and outs of classic car restoration and race car building. When she was a freshman in highschool, Miranda joined the Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society (MITES)...

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EP. 100: Bogi Lateiner — “Know That You're Not Alone. You're Not Alone.” show art EP. 100: Bogi Lateiner — “Know That You're Not Alone. You're Not Alone.”

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Bogi Lateiner is a technician, businesswoman, teacher, speaker, industry spokeswoman, and a TV host. She worked as a BMW dealer technician for 7 years and started her first auto repair shop, 180 Degrees Automotive in her driveway in 2006. Bogi is the fans’ favorite in “All Girls Garage” — an educational television show about vehicle repair. She started “Bogi's Garage” in 2017, which mission is to encourage the entry of women into the automotive industry, provide learning opportunities, and foster connections between women of all ages and skill levels within the industry. Bogi is...

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EP. 99: Lori Johnson — “It’s Not Gonna Be Easy, but It’s Rewarding.” show art EP. 99: Lori Johnson — “It’s Not Gonna Be Easy, but It’s Rewarding.”

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Lori Johnson is an Automotive Expert, Instructor, Speaker and has been in the Automotive Industry for over 30 years. She started Ladies, Start Your Engines — an interactive automotive maintenance and knowledge class designed just for women. Lori helps women to understand the Automotive language and gives them confidence they need to feel empowered by teaching them basic automotive maintenance. Lori’s Contact Info: Business Website – https://ladiesstartyourengines.com/ Instagram – @ladiesstartyourengines - https://www.instagram.com/ladiesstartyourengines/ Facebook – Ladies, Start Your...

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EP. 98: Lyn St. James — “Be Authentic. Be Who You Are. Don’t Try To Be Somebody Else!” show art EP. 98: Lyn St. James — “Be Authentic. Be Who You Are. Don’t Try To Be Somebody Else!”

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Lyn St. James’ racing career began in the late 1970s and since then, she was unstoppable. She is known as the American Woman Racing Icon of the Century, and was the first woman to win Indianapolis 500 Rookie of The Year. Lyn was also the only woman to win an IMSA GT race driving solo (’85 Serengeti 500 at Watkins Glen International Raceway). Aside from being a race car driver, Lyn is also an author, businesswoman, speaker, coach, and mentor. Lyn founded the Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation in 1994 and also helped create the Women’s Sports Foundation Project Podium Scholarship...

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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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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/
  • Instagram: @thebreezerv @rvitradeswomen

 

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