Bold Like Her Podcast
Welcome to Bold Like Her, a weekly podcast hosted by Boston Realtor Kim Douglas. Bold Like Her features weekly interviews with local Boston businesswomen, entrepreneurs, leaders, trend setters and influencers.
info_outline Prepared to be Inspired - Fitness Coach Fernanda Shaw 08/15/2022
Prepared to be Inspired - Fitness Coach Fernanda Shaw Fernanda moved to the USA from Brazil in 2016 to get a masters degree in Business, with English as a second language. After a few positions in the financial/real estate world and a pandemic, she left school to pursue her real passion, fitness! She went on to obtain her personal Trainer Certificate. Now she shares her love for all things fitness on line, social media and with her clients. On this episode we talk about the importance of not just eating healthy, but also moving your body and getting the proper rest! She's built an amazing following on Instagram and TikTok showing her work out regimen and fitness tips!
info_outline Co-Creator of Seven Hills Pasta Co- Carol Caperchi 08/08/2022
Co-Creator of Seven Hills Pasta Co- Carol Caperchi Having a pasta business was always a dream for Carol and husband Giulio! They lived in Europe for a while, then came back to Boston working "regular" jobs while they still had the dream. They initially started their business selling Italian wine crackers called “taralli” which helped them get an idea of the market and food scene in Boston, intially starting with a small shop in Melrose, MA. Listen to hear more about their journey and their plans for the future at their latest location in the Boston Public Market.
info_outline Career Change Champions with Tonya Montella 08/01/2022
Career Change Champions with Tonya Montella Tonya and I team up for a little podcast mash up, appearing as guests on eachother's shows for this episode. We talk about her change in careers and how she helps other women do the same! She's worked for Fortune 500 companies and multi-billion dollar businesses along the way, changing careers 4 times. She shares how she had to take steps back in order to move forward, and in doing so has always been able to work her way back up to a senior role in the new career. Her mission is to empower women to discover their true potential and gain more fulfillment out of their careers.
info_outline Always take the meeting! CEO of Women's Business League Melissa Gilbo 07/25/2022
Always take the meeting! CEO of Women's Business League Melissa Gilbo Melissa wakes up everyday excited to help women who are passionate about pursuing their dreams, so they can make an income AND an impact. Her passion is energizing and supporting women to take action in building their dream life. She's proud to be the founder of an organization that is making waves, changing lives and helping women in business achieve their next level. Her message to female founders, women entrepreneurs, business owners and dream chasers—it is possible. is a community where women connect, grow and prosper. Founded by two North of Boston, MA moms and corporate refugees, and, the Women's Business League has reignited the power of networking. The core of their mission is kindness and community, values that drive the connections created amongst its members. Together, Pocsik and Gilbo, have created a community for female entrepreneurs and business women to come together, share resources, and promote their businesses. Website:
info_outline Living in the moment with Writer Yara Zgheib 07/18/2022
Living in the moment with Writer Yara Zgheib Yara Zgheib is a reader, writer, traveler, lover of art and jazz. She was born in Beirut and has pieces of her heart in Paris, London, Boston, and one particularly beautiful, one-road Tuscan village. She is the author of (St. Martin’s Press, 2019), which was a People Pick for Best New Books, a Barnes and Noble pick for Best Books of 2019, and a BookMovement Group read. Her second novel, (Atria Books, January 2022), a Simon and Schuster pick and Indie Book read, has been called a “masterful story of tragedy and redemption” written in “soul-searing prose,” and has been featured in The Washington Post, The L.A. Times, and Newsweek as one of the top books of 2022. Her essays and stories have appeared in Glimmer Train, The Huffington Post, The Four Seasons Magazine, HOLIDAY Magazine, The European, and others. Also, every Thursday, she publishes an essay on : thoughts on life, art, and things neither practical nor useful, like love and fresh water, for example. On this episode she shares her love story of falling in love, with her husband, getting married and finding their way to Boston. She now continues to write while raising her twins and is working on book number 3.
info_outline Everything Cheeze with Ali Elliott 07/11/2022
Everything Cheeze with Ali Elliott Ali Elliott founded The Farmer Foodie LLC, as her food blog in January 2020 to share her lifelong passion for recipe creation and sustainable organic food. She is a plant-forward recipe and product developer. Many of her recipes are inspired by her four year career as an Organic Farm Education Manager in Millerton, NY. Ali has published over 160 original sustainable recipes. Ali is a passionate solo social entrepreneur. Ali earned her MBA in Social Impact and an MA in Sustainable International Development from The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Ali launched her first product, Everything Cheeze, on May 17, 2022 through ! Everything Cheeze is a raw vegan, gluten free, and soy free Cashew Parmesan Alternative. It is inherently sustainable with its plant-based organic ingredients and long shelf-life. It is made with fairtrade organic cashews. Everything Cheeze is also a multi-use product that can be hydrated with boiling water and blended into a Queso, Ricotta, or Mac & Cheeze sauce in 30 seconds.
info_outline A little more Pride to close out the month! 06/30/2022
A little more Pride to close out the month! I'm joined by my friend and sponsor of Bold Like Her, Andria Dolce on this episode along with her girlfriend Ashley Davis. They've both been on the podcast (seperately) before, but this time they are together and talking about pride, pups, and a little mortgage talk from Andria. We also get into the beautiful thing they've been doing over the past year or so, fostering children. They share the process they went through to become foster parents, their experience and the need for more people to do the same.
info_outline We're all just kids in the cafeteria! 06/27/2022
We're all just kids in the cafeteria! The title of this episode comes from my guest, Alexandra Goresh. She's my friend, a hair stylist at Stilisti on Newbury St in The Back Bay of Boston and also has her own podcast (The Alexandra Show). She invited me to do a co-podcast where we talk to eachother for both of our shows during the month of June to talk about topics around Pride. Alexandra is super open, gay friendly and a wonderful ally to so many in the LGBTQ+ community. Our conversation focuses on having open conversations, myths about how someone looks and how people are attracted to others and I even share my "coming out" story. Thank you Alexandra for always being a wonderful friend and a safe space for so many!
info_outline Financial Pulse Check with Money & Wealth Manager Jen Reid 06/20/2022
Financial Pulse Check with Money & Wealth Manager Jen Reid Jen's literal goal is to help great people make a "shit ton" of money, just ask her!! Seeking to find someone to help her with her financial goals and not being able to find anyone outside of the typical planner or advisor, Jen decided she'd do it herself. And now she helps others by giving them the support and encouragement to do what most aren't willing to do when it comes to their money! We discuss just how easy it is once you get started and how literrally anyone can become a millionaire. It's never to early or late to get started. We also chat about a 7 step on line course Jen has created called "Know your money" and how you can sign up for it!
info_outline Live Wedding Painter Erin Micozzi 06/13/2022
Live Wedding Painter Erin Micozzi My guest on this episode loves creating artwork that evokes a sense of joy. Whether that be an original landscape to display in your home or the honor of being chosen as your live wedding painter, She puts all that she has into her paintings with the hope that her art will spark the same joy in you for years to come.
info_outline Episode 108 with Susan Kadilak of Kadilak Homes 06/06/2022
Episode 108 with Susan Kadilak of Kadilak Homes Susan has been around construction and design her whole life! When she brought her husband Paul into the business 15 years ago they made it their mission to bring change to the business while creating spaces that are practical, beautiful, and inspiring all while having fun! If you don’t think they have enough going on, Paul is also a firefighter and they have 4 children to keep them on their toes! As part of their journey in making their client’s homes their favorite place on earth, the Kadilak’s have built their business on the power of social media. Five years ago they were given a very strong piece of advice: MAKE VIDEOS! So they tried it and it quickly grew their business, with a 60% increase in revenue after the first year! Video works! Through their social channels they have been able to connect directly with potential clients, grow their social media audience, and develop a relationship before ever getting that first phone call.
info_outline In The Kitchen with Mona Dolgov 05/31/2022
In The Kitchen with Mona Dolgov Mona shares that she's got more titles than anyone including nutritionist, cookbook author, publisher, wellness entrepreneur and creative food strategist. But they all have one common goal….to satisfy her undying passion to make the world a healthier place. You can usually find her in her office creating, inventing or writing away, or in the kitchen testing out new recipes while having an 80s dance party or singing along to her favorite Broadway show tunes with a wooden spoon as a mike. On this episode she shares her background and info on her latest cookbook, Satisfry, all about cooking with the Air Fryer!
info_outline Episode 106 - Bizzy Women Social 05/23/2022
Episode 106 - Bizzy Women Social The two ladies on this episode met and became fast friends. Amanda Portillo & Lauren Maloney are both business women/entrepreneurs and were looking to fill what they found to be a whole for Boston women professionals to socialize and network. They wanted a place that was inclusive, a place to have fun and network with like minded women especially over the past couple years of the pandemic when we all needed it so badly. So they created it! They are now hosting monthly events and growing along the way.
info_outline From Corporate to Influencer with Julie Sousa 05/17/2022
From Corporate to Influencer with Julie Sousa On Episode 105 I chat with Julie about how she went from the corporate world to social media influencer by sharing her love for DIY Home Projects. She born in Brazil and moved to the US (Boston Area) at the age of 5! In 2020 she was feeling unfilled as a digital marketer, so she started to share her love of home decor and design, on social media. Just six months later, she was able to finally pursue her dreams as an interior stylist and content creator. She gives us a little insight on the partnership aspect of social media and also shares some home hacks!
info_outline Can't Turn Back with Writer Alexandra Salmon 05/10/2022
Can't Turn Back with Writer Alexandra Salmon Like to many guests on this podcast, Alexandra found that "corporate America" was not for her. She had a passion for writing from childhood when her mom would read to her. A bout with shingles at the young age of 29 lead Alexandra to realize the stress her corporate job was causing and found herself jumping into real estate as an independent contractor while continuing to write a novel that had been in her mind for years. She shares her path to publishing her own book and then re-working the title/coverart to re-publish. She's now working on her second novel and has really focused on the practice of sitting down at the same time each day to write at least 2000 words!
info_outline Episode 103 With Amy Leydon of Soma Yoga Center 05/03/2022
Episode 103 With Amy Leydon of Soma Yoga Center Amy is a staple in the Boston Fitness Community, teaching yoga for 20 years here. During that time she thought about opening her own studio but never really wanted to do it. It was a recent opportunity to own the studio that she had long been a part of that had her change her mind. She decided to do things diffently than she says she usually does and not over think it. So she's going for it in every way and embracing the new journey! During the pandemic she found a way to stay in touch with her loyal following by doing on line and zoom classes. She's now found a way to incorporate all of that plus the in person classes for students as well at Soma Yoga Center in Boston's Historic North End.
info_outline Episode 102 with No Cilantro Please 04/26/2022
Episode 102 with No Cilantro Please My guests on this episode are the co-founders of this unique on line magazine Alison Rochford & Aya Lanzoni! Together they have backgrounds in writing, marketing, PR & web design! They found a hole in a place for entrepreneurs and freelancers to go to find support and networking. With this magazine they are hoping to bridge that gap with great information as well as supporting local! They've already put out the first issue and look forward to continuing to grow!
info_outline Episode 101 with Artist Sharin Schober 04/19/2022
Episode 101 with Artist Sharin Schober Being half Spanish, half German, Sharin grew up on the Canary Islands, Spain and has always loved getting inspiration from nature around the islands. Specially the sea and sky. On this episode she shares how she was exposed to art from an early age. She came here to Boston about 5 years ago and has been completely inspired by her surroundings! She's now working with realtors, stagers and has her work featured in many places around Boston!
info_outline EPISODE 100! With Laura Baldini of Mother Juice 04/11/2022
EPISODE 100! With Laura Baldini of Mother Juice Laura joined me to celebrate Episode 100 by sharing the story of how she and Co-Founder Ellen Fitzgerald started Mother Juice almost 10 years ago! They refer to themselves as "just a couple of Boston born women with a shared love for green juice" Back then, there were no cold pressed juice bars in Boston so they set out to change that and boy did they! It soon became clear that what started as a side hustle would quickly become their life's work! They now have 6 locations around Boston!
info_outline Monumentails Owner Elizabeth D'Oliveira 04/04/2022
Monumentails Owner Elizabeth D'Oliveira As a proud graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a B.A. in Sociology, Elizabeth started her professional career with a Fortune 500 Company for 7 years. After realizing that climbing the corporate ladder leaves her unfulfilled, she decided to step away from said setting to pursue a completely different career. In 2004, Elizabeth decided to take a risk by leaving the comforts, benefits, and job security that her company offered, to pursue a trade that compliments her tireless work ethic and her love of animals by becoming a dog walker. Hear her story, how her business has been effected by the pandemic and how she connects with her community!
info_outline Episode 98 with Noreen Connolly of The IV Hub 03/29/2022
Episode 98 with Noreen Connolly of The IV Hub Who knew getting an IV could be relaxing AND hydrating! Noreen has been a nurse for many years but always felt the pull to do something on her own. Just when everyone has been getting sick, she did it! She started the IV Hub, a Hydration Clinic in Medford, MA. Joined by a staff of nurses when many years of ER and labor/delivery experience, Noreen opened in 2021 at the Sola Salon Studios. They now offer clients the opportunity to relax & glow after indulging in IV's for performance, recovery, weight loss and even hangovers!
info_outline From Tragedy to Triumph with Meg Peters of Crosby's Coffee Shop 03/22/2022
From Tragedy to Triumph with Meg Peters of Crosby's Coffee Shop Meg is the owner of Crosby’s Coffeeshop, an independent coffee shop in Wrentham, Massachusetts serving locally-roasted coffee, baked goods and good vibes. In 2018, Meg and her family were excited to welcome their son Crosby into the world. At a routine appointment, she found herself alone in the doctor’s office grappling the news that Crosby’s heartbeat had stopped. This would be her fifth miscarriage. Fueled by the motivation to heal and overcome grief, Meg set out to create her own happiness. She quit her corporate job and began looking into her childhood to uncover what brought her joy. Meg found herself reminiscing on the happy times had at her town’s community center and refocused her energy into creating a place within her community that was identifiable, where people wanted to go. A place that brings happiness and sparks joy within the community. You can find more about Meg and Crosby’s Coffeehouse here: .
info_outline Building a great culture & product with Bridget Hunter Jones 03/15/2022
Building a great culture & product with Bridget Hunter Jones It's been an incredible two years for Bridget Hunter-Jones: Among other achievements, the MIT-educated engineer-turned-CEO launched her first company, obtained two provisional , and raised $6.5 million over two rounds of funding. She also gave birth to her first child. Hunter-Jones's next big milestone comes in May, when the first product made by her company, Impact Biosystems, is slated to begin shipping out to customers. It's a percussive muscle-massager, the , which, when paired with a handheld scanner called the Pact Sense, delivers massages catered to its users' muscles. We chat about growing up around her father, an inventor. Bridget also shares her experience working at Sonos and bringing her new product to life during a pandemic!
info_outline Architect Keirsten Deegan of Ci Design 03/07/2022
Architect Keirsten Deegan of Ci Design Keirsten brings more than 20 years of project experience to Ci Design, Inc. Her diverse professional background in the coordination and management of both commercial and industrial projects makes Keirsten a versatile member of the Ci Design team. On this episode she tells her back story, how she knew in 2nd grade that she wanted to be an architect! She also shares the stories of her travels around the country and world before she came to call Boston home!
info_outline The Primal Scream with Photographer Alice Rouse 03/01/2022
The Primal Scream with Photographer Alice Rouse This talented woman wrote her story long before she even knew it would become a reality. At the age of 16 she did a school project writing about where she saw herself in 10 years, traveling taking pictures of people and sure enough after positions in architecture and graphic design, she came back to do just that. Alice shares her story of starting with taking pictures of kids around her Charlestown, MA neighborhood to working with moms, newly engaged couples, familes and more. She recently worked on a project taking pictures of moms around Boston doing their "primal scream" as a release during the pandemic which gained national attention! We also did a lifestyle shoot recently where she made me feel super at ease and comfortable! We ended up with some really cool shots!
info_outline Episode 93 with Velo Vodka founder Colleen Eyges 02/22/2022
Episode 93 with Velo Vodka founder Colleen Eyges Colleen started showing signs of her entrepreneurial spirit at the young age of 11 when she started selling Avon! And it's never left her! She worked for years as an independent contractor in the mortgage industry, flipped houses and created a body wrap to help freeze fat cells. Her latest creation, Velo Vodka was inspirped by a need she found for a smoother, more high quality vodka. It's made right in South Boston and is really gaining in popularity despite rolling out during the pandemic! Colleen shares how she's had some great (and big name company) mentors and enjoys paying it forward too!
info_outline Episode 92 with Author Emily Smith 02/15/2022
Episode 92 with Author Emily Smith Emily just released her very first book . The book is part memoir, part healing framework using her life examples to illustrate how creating a life that's aligned starts by taking a journey within. It shares awareness, tools, and spiritual concepts for the reader to use in their own life when in periods of uncertainty, rebirth, and challenges. During our conversation she shares some of her own story and the overwhelming excitement of achieving the goal of finding joy in her career, her podcast and her new book!
info_outline Bold Like Her - Episode 91 with Kayla Mehr 02/08/2022
Bold Like Her - Episode 91 with Kayla Mehr Kayla is a pre & and postnatal specialist, entrepreneur and personal trainer. She gets to combine the love of all three by helping women prepare for pregnancy, and continue their fitness throughout. In our conversation, she busts some myths like women shouldn't work out or start working out during pregnancy. She shares how women can do so and how it can help with delivery and the recovery process after! Check out her master class here
info_outline Bold Like Her - Episode 91 with Ammey Lowney of Juicy Greens 01/31/2022
Bold Like Her - Episode 91 with Ammey Lowney of Juicy Greens I had the chance to grab a few minutes of this very busy woman's time (teacher, buisness owner, mother of 4 with one on the way!) to hear about her journey to owning 3 locations of her "wellness bodega" as she calls it! "It begins with passion", says Ammy! She really was in search of a place to get good, healthy food for she and her family, so why not just open it! And thats where it began with the first of their 3 locations in Jamaica Plain!
info_outline Bold Like Her - Episode 90 with Dr Jaimie DeRosa 01/25/2022
Bold Like Her - Episode 90 with Dr Jaimie DeRosa My guest on episdoe 90 is an expert double board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon that specializes in facial procedures. We talk about her two office locations in Boston and Palm Beach, her conservative approach (not wanting her patients to look like caricatures of themselves!) and some of the other anti-aging procedures she provides including mini facials, microneedling and more!