All Shine, No Flash podcast

All Shine, No Flash

A.wordsmith

Diving into conversation with change makers and go-getters, Ann Smith and her guests inspire listeners who seek more from their professional and personal lives.

29 Episodes

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    Episode 29: Dr. Paul Conti

    29:14

    Join us for the latest #AllShineNoFlash conversation with Dr. Paul Conti, CEO of Pacific Premier Group, psychiatrist, consultant and author of the new book “Trauma: The Invisible Epidemic.” Paul provides insight into the types and impact of trauma, how traumatic events in his own life charted his medical career and the special bond he shares with Lady Gaga.
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    Episode 28: Megan Bigelow

    28:46

    Join us for the latest #AllShineNoflash conversation with Megan Bigelow, director of reliability engineering at VMWare and founder of PDXWIT (Portland Women in Tech). Tune in to hear Ann and Megan uncover the challenges that face women in the technology space and how that reality fueled Megan to become an impassioned advocate for equity and inclusion while also taking charge of her own career and life. Link in bio to listen!
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    Episode 27: Dean Mundy

    40:04

    Join us for the latest #AllShineNoFlash podcast conversation with Dean Mundy, associate professor and public relations area director at the University of Oregon. From communications roles in corporate America to finding a passion for academia, Dean opens up about his love for teaching, navigating students through a pandemic and what to keep in mind when pursuing a career in PR.
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    Episode 26: Alexis Davis Smith, Julie Frisoni and Ann Smith

    53:25

    Join us for the latest #AllShineNoFlash conversation with founders of PRecise Communications (Alexis Davis Smith), Frisoni PR (Julie Frisoni) and our own A.wordsmith (Ann Smith)! As public relations veterans they have seen many changes within the industry, but none quite like what the last year and a half brought. Tune in to hear what’s happening in their individual markets (Atlanta, Phoenix, and Portland), plans for returning (or not) to the office, ways to stay relevant for clients and approaches for recruiting and retaining great talent.
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    Episode 25: Neeta Singh

    35:33

    Join us for the latest #AllShineNoFlash conversation with Neeta Singh, founder and owner of Neeta Naturals. Former Miss Bhopal 2001 and a Miss India Finalist, Neeta now resides in Ashland, Oregon, where she runs @neetanaturals, an Ayurvedic beauty and wellness company. Tune in to learn more about how to become your healthiest and best self on this week’s episode! 
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    Episode 24: Jackie B Peterson

    41:27

    Join us for the latest #AllShineNoFlash conversation with Jackie B Peterson, strategic advisor and instructor at Portland’s Small Business Development Center and author of “Better, Smarter, Richer.”  A small business coach with a passion for helping people make a living doing what they love, Jackie walks us through taking the entrepreneurial leap, being rewarded for your value and the power of a positive mindset.  
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    Episode 23: Rachel Brice

    40:02

    Join us for the latest #AllShineNoFlash conversation with Rachel Brice, a professional belly dancer and instructor who has traveled the world preforming, including with the Lollapalooza 2003 music festival! Rachel shares some of the historical origins of belly dance and its many styles and forms (likely different than what you imagine!) that are celebrated around the globe. You can find more videos of Rachel  on IG and her Tiktok @rachelthebrice and on her website at https://rachelbrice.blog/. 
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    Episode 22: Suzanne Nance

    34:43

    Tune in to the latest #AllShineNoFlash conversation with Suzanne Nance, president and CEO of All Classical Portland, one of the nation’s most renowned classical music broadcast stations. We talk about Suzanne’s upbringing and journey to becoming an acclaimed opera performer, common misconceptions about classical music and the diverse programming on All Classical Portland. 
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    Episode 21: Ken Boddie

    36:44

    Tune in to the latest #AllShineNoFlash conversation with Ann and Ken Boddie. A 40-year veteran of the broadcast news industry, Ken has served as anchor, reporter, producer and assignment editor on KOIN-TV since 1985, making him a trusted source for Portlanders across the city. We talk about his experience as a Black man in Portland, how he came to be awarded an Emmy in 2021 and what his thoughts are on Portland’s future.
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    Episode 20: Carrie Wynkoop

    24:07

    Join us for the latest #AllShineNoFlash conversation with Ann and Carrie Wynkoop, owner of Cellar 503, a wine club that tells the stories of small-batch Oregon wineries and winemakers from across the state. We talk about unique winery locations outside of the Willamette Valley, why urban wineries are so fun and the thrill of discovering not just great wine but also the land, production and people responsible for each bottle. Missed out on Cellar 503’s National Wine Month $1 Shipping Deal? We’ve got you covered! When you sign up for their monthly wine club, type in “AllShineNoFlash” into the referrals section to qualify for $1 shipping for your first month.

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