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Branding with Purpose Podcast

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About the Show

Welcome to the Branding with Purpose Podcast with Host, Shantha Wetterhan!  Shantha is a social media strategist, branding expert trainer and founder of Competitive Edge Social Media Marketing Management.  Branding with Purpose is designed to empower entrepreneurs to live out their purpose while developing an impact on your personal brand. We have conversations with successful business owners and entrepreneurs about their purpose and what it takes to grow and sustain in today’s digital world.  We have a lot to talk about so join us!

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Guest:  Brynne Tillman, Author,  Chief Learning Officer of Vengreso

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Episode Title:  " How to Grow Your Brand, Sales and Content Strategy with LinkedIn."

Tune in as Shantha and Brynne share insights, experiences and take away nuggets on how to grow your brand, sales and content strategy with LinkedIn.

Meet Brynne:  Brynne is the Chief Learning Officer of Vengreso and bestselling author of The LinkedIn Sales Playbook, a Practical Guide to Social Selling. Brynne is an internationally recognized sales and social selling trainer since 2008. She has trained over 20,000 sales, marketing, and business development professionals in companies including Bloomberg, IBM, Aramark, Comcast, and McKesson. Brynne works with sales and marketing leadership to customize their LinkedIn and Digital Sales program, develop a simple to follow playbook and rolls it out at scale.

Guest: Mimika Cooney, Author, TV Host & Indie Filmmaker

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Episode Title:  " How to Restore and Rejuvenate Your Personal Brand"

This episode is Sponsored By Up2Me Magazine

Join Shantha and Mimika as they talk about Mimaka's journey, faith and their impact on her brand.

Meet Mimika :  Mimika Cooney is a South African born Christian author, TV host, speaker, entrepreneur, international award winning photographer and Indie filmmaker. After experiencing severe rejection, bullying and a broken childhood; Mimika spent years in the pursuit of finding her worth, validation and confidence chasing achievements and accolades being addicted to approval. Then God stepped in to heal her hurts, change her heart and awaken a passion for helping others seeking their purpose in life.  

Mimika devotes herself to the mission of empowering and equipping others to fulfill their God given purpose, and share their message with the world so they can make an impact for Christ.

Mimika is the founder of “The Worthy Revolution” which helps purpose driven, mission-minded women find their worth and identity in Christ; so they can impact the world through their stories, businesses and ministries.

Mimika is passionate about her sharing her story speaking, in interviews and in live workshops. Mimika is known for building community, creating connections and helping others tell their story with passion and purpose.

She provides branding and marketing resources (particularly for authors, speakers and entrepreneurs) using her 20 years of experience in digital marketing, branding, writing, website design, public relations, photography, TV broadcasting, and Video production.

Mimika is a seasoned interviewer having hosted her own web TV show and podcast since 2013. She is currently working on her third book due out in 2018.

Guest Nina Thomas aka Socially Nina, CEO,

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Special Guest: Nina Thomas, know as "Socially Nina",  Entrepreneurial Marketing Influencer & CEO/Founder of

Episode Title:  " How to Start, Grow & Maintain a Thriving Facebook Group"

This Episode is Sponsored by Up2Me Magazine

Join Shantha and Nina as they talk about one of the hottest topics of interest in how to start, grow and maintain a thriving social media group on Facebook.  Tips that you will not hear anywhere else will be shared, the expert is in the house, so tune in and share this podcast!

Meet Nina:   “Socially Nina” Thomas is an entrepreneurial marketing influencer and the CEO and founder of, an online training hub for small businesses, and the “not-so-tech-savvy” entrepreneur.  Nina gained notoriety in the early 2000s after leveraging two decades in Information Technology, Project Management and Business Analysis into an entrepreneurial resource focused on training.  She is the creator of Pink Boss Club (founded as Business Masterminds), a Facebook group which has motivated her clients to master video production, business workflows, business marketing campaigns and social media content management.  In Fall 2017, Nina founded as a tool to teach entrepreneurs, small businesses and their staffs 21st century digital tools, from business marketing and content creation to graphic design and website development.
Nina is a California-born Southern social butterfly, workflow expert, master trainer and of course, a lover of all things techy. Her tribe of passionate entrepreneurs live by four mantras: Unstoppable. Authentic. Unapologetic. Conqueror.
Nina believes in exposing youth to information technology at a young age, while also teaching safe practices on social media.  Nina is also the co-host of “Girl Please!,” a weekly podcast dedicated to women’s health, hair and heart.  Nina frequently speaks at conferences such as PeriCON, Soulful Sales, and more.  In her free time, Nina can be found around Atlanta snapping photos, one of her hobbies, and walking Princess, her spoiled Deer-Faced Chihuahua who owns her own Facebook profile.

Podcasts on Demand

with Special Guest Jay Hollingshed, CEC, CLC, MSHA, Mental Performance Coach, Author & Speaker, Clarify & Visualize Success
Topic: "The Importance of Mindset & Visualization"

More About the Episode:

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Episode Title:  " The Importance of Mindset and Visualization

This Episode is Sponsored By Up2Me Magazine

In this episode Shantha and Jay talk about "mental performance" and how powerful and important it is to visualize the success you desire in your business, career and personal life.

Meet Jay: 

Jay Hollingshed is the owner of jayHOLLiNGSHED® LLC where he is a Coach, Speaker & Author. jayHOLLiNGSHED® LLC offers mental performance, life, executive coaching, and public speaking. Jay is a cultivator of positive mentalities.  He introduces others to their potential and fosters a harmonious relationship between the two. He helps clients position themselves to be claimed by a greater mental performance in the areas of athletics, entertainment, occupation & education. Jay teaches & coaches life from the perspective of ownership versus tolerance. Jay has worked with colleges, sports organizations and entertainers. Jay has committed himself to his calling/purpose of adding value to individuals and organizations by helping decision makers become leaders.

Jay Spent eight years volunteering, speaking and facilitating training for the United Way of the Mid-South. While there, he engaged executives of Fortune 100 & 500 corporations and local government leaders to support United Way in their philanthropic efforts. Jay’s critical thinking and passion for helping others developed during his 15-year tenure as a Memphis firefighter. As a state certified fire instructor, Jay worked as a fire officer, and even received the coveted life-saving Medal of Honor for his actions off duty. Jay worked beside psychologists & psychiatrists contracted with Memphis Fire’s O.S.H.A. division as a member of their Critical Incident Stress Debriefing team, assisting traumatically stressed firefighters.

Jay is a John Maxwell certified coach, trainer & speaker. He received his Sport Psychology Coaching through Spencer Institute. Jay has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Development, a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration, and has begun studies for his Educational Doctorate in Sport & Performance Psychology. Jay has co-authored two best-selling books, ’20 Beautiful Men’, a national best-seller, and ‘Local Business Mavericks vol.14’, an international best seller. Jay is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. where he serves his community and enjoys contributing to the development of new leaders. Jay volunteers as a Board Member for ‘ALL THAT’ – Teens Hopeful About Tomorrow, a Columbus, OH non-profit organization that mentors youth in the areas of self-development, critical thinking, decision making, career opportunities and life skills.

In Jay’s free time he enjoys cooking, carpentry, and reading. He treasures his family time with his wife and daughters. Jay’s famous tagline is, “Through Love Be a Blessing.” More information On Jay Hollingshed Can be found at his website,

More about the Episode with Special Guest Danielle Reutter, The Fit Life Coach

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Episode Title:  " How To Rock Your Fitness, Finances and Faith"

This Episode is Sponsored By Up2Me Magazine

Join Shantha and Danielle as they explore the connection between fitness, finances and faith and how critical they are as you are on your path to finding purpose in your life, career and business.  Great insights and take away nuggets are shared!

Meet Danielle:   Danielle Elizabeth is a mother of two, the VP of the Wealth Leader’s Network at Beauty and the Bull, and Fit Life Coach for Highly-Visible, Faith-Driven Women who want to be in the best shape of their lives, in mind, body and spirit. Her passion for helping others be the best versions of themselves began when she had her own personal transformation in 2006. She turned her life around and became a personal trainer, which lead to becoming an IFBB Pro Figure Competitor and entrepreneur. She has expanded her knowledge into the areas of personal finance and biblical studies to combine with her expertise in fitness to create her unique faith-based coaching business. To learn more visit Danielleat


With Special Guest Rachel Davis, Master Confidence Coach

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Episode Title:  " How Improved Confidence Can Lead to More Meaningful Relationships"

This Episode is Sponsored By Up2Me Magazine

Join Shantha and Rachel as they dive into the topic of confidence, what it is and how it looks. Rachel provides insights with actionable "nuggets" on how you can improve your confidence and improve your business and personal relationships!  

Meet Rachel Davis

Rachel Davis is a Master Confidence Coach who specializes in cultivating confidence women need in order to achieve their desired life, both personally and financially.  Rachel is masterful at teaching women how to hone in and exude confidence by tapping into their personal power and becoming comfortable with their feminine self.
As a Fortune 500 executive in a male dominate industry, Rachel spent more than 20 years

of her adult working career in the trenches of corporate america climbing that proverbial ladder, only to bump her head repeatedly against the glass ceiling.  During her tenure in the cubicle jungle, she successfully lead teams, projects and work initiatives without out ever compromising her femininity or diminishing her womanhood.  Her experience has provided her with invaluable perspectives that enables her to be an effective leader, thoughtful communicator, coach, mentor and a champion for women who are seeking to fulfill their purpose, with confidence.
Rachel is leading an entire generation of women from a stagnant place of mediocrity to a higher level of greatness, where they are in tuned with their most confident self.  Rachel’s goal is to add more value to your world than you’ve ever dreamed possible.  Her coaching and training strategies give you the tools you’ll need to send your confidence levels to new heights, thus creating radical change in your ability to make an impact, effortlessly build connections, manifest your confident self, all while falling in love with the person you’ll become.

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Episode Title: "How to Network Yourself to Success"

This Episode is Sponsored by Up2Me Magazine

In this episode Shantha and Patrina will talk about women, networking and playing golf!  The power of the game of golf allows for a great environment and great conversations.  Hear and be inspired by the Pro-CEO of Golf Women Mean Business, great take away nuggets will be shared.

Meet Patrina King

Patrina King is a dedicated Human Resource professional, Entrepreneur, Youth Advocate and Founder of Golf Women Mean Business, LLC. In the field of human resources, her forte is background checks, recruiting and employer unemployment claims. Patrina understands that being successful is not always a straight process. She decided against choosing any of the 36 opportunities to play collegiate golf and attend college without any extracurricular activities in order to focus on getting her career started. Patrina’s excellence in business goes hand in hand with her fondness for philanthropy and charitable causes. 

Along with her interest in women’s rights, Patrina has developed a great passion for educating professional women on how to use golf for business. Today, her life and career reflect that passion with informative and down-to-earth training through Golf Women Mean Business. Patrina has been featured on various television and blog talk radio shows. However, the epitome of Patrina’s efforts to educate professionals come in her workshops and speeches which aim to “humanize” golf for those who are hesitant to give the sport a try.

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Meet Host Shantha Wetterhan

Shantha Wetterhan is a marketing consultant, certified digital marketing strategist, dynamic speaker, and trusted social media expert. Shantha is also host of the syndicates podcast, Branding with Purpose.  

For nearly ten years, Shantha has focused her career on social media for business, teaching social networking skills and online marketing techniques to business professionals.  Beginning with a background in sales, marketing and digital strategy for a global company, shantha recognized the benefit of social media for business long before it became the standard. She has since cultivated a successful business formed in 2014—Competitive Edge Social Media Marketing Management—catering to  professionals who strive to grow their own businesses with online strategies.

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