Work @ Home RockStar Podcast

Are you a Work @ Home RockStar or do you want to be one? Host Tim Melanson interviews self-employed Home Business "RockStars" to learn how they have built their businesses from the comfort of their own home.
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Jan 16, 2017

Even as a young girl, I loved bringing a business to life and watch it grow. Other girls wanted to babysit, while I worked out the percentage I could charge for getting them jobs and managing them. A lemonade stand was not a “fun” way to waste a summer afternoon, it was a very serious business involving customer acquisition and profit margins. I was born an entrepreneur, and I believe you are either born that way or you’re not. I see an opportunity, and I have no other choice but to create the business capitalize on that opportunity.

Jan 9, 2017

Mimika Cooney is a Visual Branding Strategist and a multi-passionate entrepreneur, TV Host, Speaker, Published Author, Video Specialist, Marketing Maven, Award winning Photographer and catalyst.

Mimika’s passion is helping female entrepreneurs build, brand and boost the business of their dreams.

Mimika began her entrepreneurial journey at the age of 16, and has since run four successful businesses in three countries in South Africa, England and the USA.

As an international award winning photographer, Mimika has 13 years experience behind the lens and has authored two books on the subject.

She has worked as a live on-air television broadcaster in front of the lens hosting an unscripted breakfast magazine show, and now hosts her own web-based interview show.

Mimika is the founder of the movement “The Worthy Revolution” that helps the modern female entrepreneur build her business and boost her visibility with style!

Jan 3, 2017

As an author, a speaker and a coach, Jan is widely known for her leader skills and straightforward communication. She is committed to people living a life they love, regardless of their circumstances.

As a global citizen, she works with teams all over the world to educate and prevent trafficking, along with developing programs that empower people to create a life they love. She has worked with organizations such as Global Hope International Network, Florida Abolitionists, to expand their reach and sits on the board of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning in Orlando.

Her passion is making a difference in the world by ending child trafficking: specifically to end children recruiting other children into the world of sex trafficking by raising awareness with the public. We work along side of the hospitality industry, law enforcement and management companies to collaborate, creating a culture of safety for these victims and ending this silent crime.

She has also written a book, Managing Aging Parents, While Keeping Your Sanity, to assist families during that challenging time of balancing it all – family, work, friends, parents and their health. Speaking and coaching families through this time in their life using real world experience and specific actions to take.

Her ability to lead teams has garnered her several awards, including Sales Manager of the Year in the Cable Advertising Industry and Volunteer of the Year with American Cancer Society in Daytona Beach.

She has successfully built and maintained high level relationships in several industries and organizations including United Nations, international charities, security organizations, along with elder advocacy. She gives voice to the voiceless.

Dec 12, 2016

Michelle Dunk is a Visionary Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, Author, and Certified Transformation and Success Coach. She is the President and Founder of a unique Mentoring and Scholarship Program called In beTWEEN Girls. Her organization is a Non-Profit 501c3 Corporation dedicated to empowering the lives of TWEEN and Teen girls by teaching them self-worth, confidence, invaluable life skills, and how to connect with their own Inner Spark.

Michelle is also the CEO of the Visionary Mentoring Group, which has a mission to bring personal and professional visions to life. Her role as a motivator and mentor for women began several years ago when Michelle hosted a weekly woman’s group in her home teaching meditation, EFT tapping, empowerment and inspiring like-minded women in their own personal journeys. Today, as a Life Coach, she taps into the deep maternal, nurturing love and warm energy that she inherited from her Mom to hold the space for those seeking clarity and accelerated results with their goals. Her signature process takes her clients from pain to purpose to achieve peace, prosperity and passion.

Michelle holds a degree in Sociology from Rowan University and a concentration in International Studies. She is most at peace in nature, particularly the beach, and enjoys traveling. Michelle has spent the past 12 years balancing motherhood with an active commitment to motivation, healing, and mentoring through her non-profit work, entrepreneurial pursuits and coaching. She treasures spending time with her family and friends and can typically be found with her husband, Jimmy, cheering on their daughters, Madelyn and Cassidy, on the soccer fields, basketball courts, dance recitals, and various life endeavors.

Dec 5, 2016

Ana Hoffman is the founder of, a blog that brings together the most profit-pulling free traffic generation tips, hacks, and resources.

Nov 28, 2016

Angela J Herrington is a passionate coach who co-creates massive momentum with her clients!!!

She loves moving women entrepreneurs from stuck to living their dream! Her ideal client is someone who is willing to embrace their creativity, explore life outside of the traditional box, and blaze their own trail! She helps coaches, authors, and business women break out of their warm market by leveraging the power of social media. She brings a powerful combination of 20+ years of business, marketing, customer service, event promotion, and administration to her coaching and consulting practice. Monthly she reaches 200,000 people in 40+ countries on her social media and blogging platforms.

Angela is also a wife, mother of five, and the founder of Broken Beautiful BOLD Ministries. She is passionate about sharing her nontraditional faith journey through speaking, blogging, and facilitating small groups. Her message is filled with stories of vulnerability and boldness, embracing heritage and trailblazing, urgency and intentionality, leading and serving.

Where others see contradictions, Angela hears God’s call to use all things for His glory. Her lifelong battle against anxiety, depression, and hopelessness has created a longing for others to see their worth through God’s eyes rather than the distorted lens of our own brokenness. Angela believes her greatest mission is helping people recognize their ability to live BOLDly through the Holy Spirit. Angela’s online ministry reaches women all over the world with biblical teaching, encouragement, and inspiration to live a Spirit led life.

Angela has been a nurse for 15 years, studied Biblical Studies in her undergrad program, and is currently pursuing a Master's degree at IWU's Wesley Seminary. Angela’s short story ``The Turkey Trail`` was published in the collection Naturally Yours: Stories About Indiana's State Parks and Reservoirs. She also enjoys social media, travel, photography, cooking, canning, and exploring old fashioned ways to live life with her family.

Nov 21, 2016

Stacy Tuschl started her first business in her parents’ backyard at the age of 18 and turned that company into a 7 figure business. She is a #1 international bestselling author of, “Is Your Business Worth Saving?”. In her book, Stacy reveals proven strategies for pulling entrepreneurs out of a rut and launching them toward business success. Stacy is also the host of the top-rated podcast Business Rescue Road Map, with listeners in over 69 countries.

Nov 7, 2016

Melissa Mackey is a Canadian author, motivational speaker and serial entrepreneur. She was the host of the Ignite Me Now radio show. She’s appeared on many tv networks including, Breakfast Television, Shaw Cable, Global TV, Canadian Pickers, Much Music, and Alberta Primetime. Her Ignite Me Now blog was nominated as one of Canada’s Top Lifestyle blogs and her book Soulvival of the Fittest shows people how to live their life to the fullest no matter what has happened to you. Her area of expertise is Igniting the Fire within; personal leadership. She delivers her message to inspire action and she is very thought provoking. Her forward thinking mindset combined with her enthusiasm and a desire to help humanity tap into their truth is what sets her apart from most. If she is not breastfeeding, playing with her babe Patience Grace or pup Jaya, she is usually found boarding a plane off a new adventure. She loves travel and has a true passion to help others share their story, tap into their truth and shine as leaders. She is committed to making a difference on this plan

Oct 31, 2016

Holly is one of the highest earning Mom Bloggers that runs a Kids Activities blog. With over 3 Million Unique Followers on Facebook the  Kids Activities Blog accounts for the majority of her income to-date. It provides fun things to do with kids & resources for parents. She makes money from advertising, sponsored content, ambassadorships and affiliate sales and can discuss all of those topic as well as the topics share below.

Oct 24, 2016

Diane Gardner is an expert tax coach, Quilly award recipient, and best-selling author whose proactive planning approach gives clients a leg up on Uncle Sam and helps them dodge the tax bullet. Diane saves small business clients between $5,000 and $50,000 in as little as 60 minutes!

Her tax coaching sessions have resulted in a combined savings of over $800,000 to-date — hard-earned profits small business owners would have given to the government by overpaying taxes.

Leaving no deduction or credit unexamined, Diane ensures professionals like you pay the least amount of taxes allowed by law.

As a licensed Enrolled Agent, Diane prepares returns and helps taxpayers nationwide maximize profits and tax savings.  She is a Certified Profit First Professional, an Accredited Tax Preparer and has elite certification as a Certified Tax Coach.

Diane is the co-author of the best-selling books, Stand Apart and Why Didn’t My CPA Tell Me That?  She has also authored six other books including her newest, Stop Overpaying Your Taxes! 11 Ways Entrepreneurs Overpay and How to Stop it Now!  

She created the nationwide Get Off the Wheel Practice Management Solutions for Accountants and leads the Business Breakthrough Mastermind Group in her hometown of Rathdrum, Idaho.

Diane enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and grandson in her spare time. She is active in her church, community organizations and several local Chambers of Commerce.

Oct 17, 2016
S. Chris Edmonds is a speaker, author, and executive consultant who is the founder of The Purposeful Culture Group. He's one of Inc. Magazine’s 100 Great Leadership Speakers and was a featured presenter at SXSW 2015.
Chris is the author of the Amazon best seller The Culture Engine and five other books. Chris' blog, podcasts, and videos are at Driving Results Through Culture. He tweets on organizational culture, servant leadership, and workplace inspiration at @scedmonds.
Oct 10, 2016

Nikol Peterman is a Certified Empowerment coach who works with leading creatives that struggle to attract their ideal audience, fill their performances and see themselves as valuable.  She empowers artists to be free and prosperous, coaching them to create free of stress in their projects, and feel confident and secure in their creative expression. She specializes in skills for overcoming fear and the constant roller coaster of rejection and short-lived elation. Nikol ultimately empowers the client to create from a place of authenticity and joy, instilling a wealthy mindset and ability to take inspired action. The creative becomes seen and celebrated, stepping onto the Stage of their Life!

Nikol had a 20 year career as a professional performer and choreographer, appearing in National Tours, Film, Commercials, Modeling and was a NYC Rockette. She currently lives in NYC and can be found raising her binoculars to view a bird, hiking, or geeking out over amazing stories.
Oct 3, 2016

I empower high tech engineers, executives, business owners and other professionals with the high performance habits and tactics necessary to get what they want, in today's hectic and often overwhelming world.

Sep 26, 2016

Julie Stoian is a full-time digital marketing consultant and tech coach, web designer and blogger, trainer and teacher, making her mark on the Internet with several blogs and websites. An award winning lifestyle blogger as well, she was chosen as Anderson Cooper’s blogger of the day in 2012 and appeared on Anderson Live several times, as well as BBC World Have Your Say. She’s been interviewed in the New York Times and Washington Post regarding social media, and runs several successful groups and workshops for entrepreneurs who need help with online tech and strategy. Off the Internet, she is a mom of four, a musician, foodie, and theater buff.

Sep 19, 2016

Pratima Aravabhoomi is a designer, quote expert and the founder of She is on a mission to help you achieve your goals, be happy, and pass on the inspiration to everyone around you through her designs. You can join her at

Sep 12, 2016

Here’s the thing, I have been doing vision boards since I was a little girl. I would find a quiet corner of my room and stack up all the magazines that I “borrowed” from the mailbox and I would start cutting and pasting and creating. I was designing vision boards before they had an official name, before they were a thing and certainly before they were mainstream. But why? And how did I know how to do this?

I also remember being very sensitive to energy as a child. I could feel someone before they even stepped foot in the house. I could sense how a phone conversation went without ever meeting the person on the other end. I could just feel the energy and also translate what it meant.

Those vision boards ended up being the roadmap for my entire life. It was led me to become an Intuitive Success Coach.

Sep 5, 2016

I love being playful and supportive as I support my awesome community through mindset work, NLP, confidence building, banning burnout, slaying stuckness, checking out of overwhelm, so you can master yourmindset and remove the fear of failure.

I will be your best cheerleader I show up fully to those who show up for themselves!

I have a background as a Certified Master Life Coach, Certified NLP Master Practitioner, Certified Advanced Hypnotist, Certified Law of Attraction Wealth Coach, & Personal Trainer.

I infuse, NLP, Hypnosis, Meditation, Creative Visualization, & Mindfulness into my coaching.

After my first two children were born, I was in my early 20’s & found myself in a life I didn’t want. I was 75lbs overweight, my husband was working around the clock to provide for us. We lived paycheck to paycheck, I was depressed, unhappy with my self-image, lacked confidence, and felt that I was living someone else’s life!


One day I had an Aha moment- after all this time I realized that the only thing keeping me STUCK was me!


I learned about the power of our minds, our thoughts, our words, our visions. When I started to apply these mindset SHIFTs to my own life, I was able to move past being STUCK & start creating! I lost the 75lbs, and built two businesses from the ground up, Boot Camp Babes & Kristi Dear, Coaching.

Most importantly, I took back my personal power. I changed my mindset and changed my entire life.


I was featured in Fitness Magazine for my weight loss. I have been featured on all the Dallas local news channels about my kids exercise video called Get Fit Kids I created in 2004, Fox 4, NBC, ABC, CBS, & I was featured in the Dallas Morning News twice!


I now enjoy running marathons, being a wife and a momma to my now three children ages 15, 14, & 8, while inspiring women all over the world to BREAK Free of the mental junk that is keeping them from being their true authentic self & creating their best life and business possible!

Aug 23, 2016

Whitney Nicely is the queen of real estate in east Tennessee. This is THE place to learn about flipping, flopping, listing, buying, investing and learning about real estate. Whitney has a natural ability to turn another boring real estate lesson into a DIY weekend project or Honey Do list to help achieve your real estate goals. Whitney shares tip, tricks and tidbits to being successful in real estate- no matter what stage of the game you’re in!

Aug 15, 2016

My name is Snowe Saxman and I was a millionaire at age 25, then living on food stamps + bankrupt by age 35. Now I am earning multiple six figures on my way to millions again. I have been able to channel a painful past into a purposeful future and rebuild my global empire by teaching women God-inspired success, financial and business strategies. When I was at my lowest point living on food stamps after just filing bankruptcy, I cried out to God to ask Him what He was waiting on to bless me. What He said totally shocked me. He said, “Snowe, you are not waiting on me, I am waiting on you!”. After this defining moment, He began to show me that every way I handled money was fear based. I had so many negative thoughts and fears about money that I was actually keeping more from coming to me. I began a journey of transformation emotionally, spiritually and financially which I now teach to others. Creating more money ALWAYS starts with your mindset. Mindset is simply a way of thinking. Unfortunately, most of us have been taught to think the wrong way from everything we experienced in life and now we have hidden success blocks in our minds. I can teach you how to build a profitable business, how to create, manage and multiply money or how to have more success in your life, but if you have any limiting beliefs (which are learned behaviors that hold you back), emotional blocks or unresolved emotions, you will stay stuck. I walked through this same process and now I teach others how to do the same so that they can live the life that God intended, emotionally, spiritually and financially free!

Aug 8, 2016

Congressional Dish is different from the “political” shows you have seen on television and have heard on the radio. Congressional Dish is not owned by a big company. There are no screaming matches. There are no commercials. The listener-supported Congressional Dish podcast is a show about the Congress and Jennifer Briney, the host, reads the bills that they pass.

Jul 18, 2016

Jeffrey Shaw delivers inspiring and actionable keynotes, workshops and presentations for audiences of entrepreneurs, creative thinkers and service-based professionals. He is often described as a balance of motivational and thought-provoking; conceptual yet practical; a visionary with an eye for results. Jeffrey blends his training as a public speaker, experience as a business coach and vision as a photographer, to create programs that are dynamically delivered, retainable and visually captivating.

Jul 11, 2016

With a rare and unique talent for online business, Caroline Balinska has mastered three key areas of online marketing which give her eCommerce clients a special insight into how to sell out their products online.

Caroline combines her savvy digital marketing skills with her talent for website design and development and then meshes them with her deep knowledge of how business work to maximize profit.

These three key areas have poised Caroline to help over 200 client 6-7 figure businesses prosper online. Passionate about business and marketing, Caroline mentors and speaks professionally about a multitude of business and marketing topics and often focuses around marketing pertinent to eCommerce businesses.

Jul 4, 2016

My name is Lisa Mitchell and I am a mother, wife, business owner and (perhaps most importantly) secret punk renegade.

I first fell in love with piercings when I was a teenager, and it is no exaggeration that I craved metal against my skin because it just looked cool! I wanted something edgy, but unfortunately my parents did not see eye to eye with me at the time. My father in particular was not too keen on the idea of me putting holes into my body and so we came up with the compromise of cuffs!

No piercings required, but the look I wanted! Unfortunately way back when there weren’t too many designs available, and I personally have a nickel allergy so unless those cuffs were gold I was out of luck.

While I grew up, I never grew out of that enchantment with metal and I am proud to share that my business DazzlingAdornments represents my personality through and through. I am your expert for cuffs and piercing free jewelry! When I am not busy supplying the worlds teenagers (and adults who don’t want to let go of their personal style just because they have a day job) with safe and interchangeable faux piercings, I am running around like crazy taking care of my two young children. You might be surprised to find that I have gone to college for an eclectic selection of subjects ranging from CADD Engineering to Elementary School Education, but nothing really fit like the magic of jewelry design and execution. I love what I do, and I love the flexibility that being a small business owner offers my family and me. I have the opportunity to spend time with my mother who lives only down the street; I can play with my children, or laugh with friends and my husband. When I really want to relax you’ll find me curled up on my deck, good book cracked, and an even better bottle of wine uncorked.

Jun 27, 2016

Rose Molinary has been involved in the handmade world since she was a teen, helping her mom create home décor items and working craft shows with her. Rose and her mom, Rose Ann, co-own It’s A Word of Art, a vinyl design company. Rose also owns 2 Etsy shops of her own (Momma’s Pantry and Paper Pusher Shop). Rose also owns her own Virtual Assistant business where she helps handmade entrepreneurs with all their needs from social media scheduling, to SEO, to creating listings!

Jun 20, 2016

Jenna Ross is a Property Manager & Founder of Happy Place Property Management.
She is bringing professionalism & an exceptional customer experience to owners & tenants alike.
Jenna is connecting “Happy People” with their “Happy Places” all over Halifax, Dartmouth & the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia!

In addition to being a Property Manager, she is a Real Estate Investor.   She takes care of her owner’s investments like it is one of her own.

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