Entrepreneur Before 25

On EB25, Chelann Gienger interviews inspiring entrepreneurs who started their journey at the age of 25 and under. The topics discussed dig deep into their entrepreneurial journey- the good, the bad and the learned. Through the stories told you will learn the art of being YOUNG and SUCCESSFUL. And not just entrepreneurial success, but LIFE success. So, this podcast is for YOU, the young entrepreneur who wants to be inspired and empowered to live in freedom and life balance while still chasing your entrepreneurial dreams and goals.
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Apr 25, 2018

This is EPISODE 100 of the Entrepreneur Before 25 Podcast! It's so crazy to think that 100 inspiring, young entrepreneurs have been featured on this show. We've heard their highs, their lows and ultimately their story of chasing their entrepreneurial dreams and goals. Getting an inside look into the journey's of each and every one of the EB25 guests has been such an honor.

Today's guest and the topic is the perfect thing to welcome in this monumental moment. I get to chat with Cheyenne Noelle about her journey from fighting depression to where she is today- an authentic and unstoppable powerhouse who's changing the world one self-discovery at a time.

The quote "change yourself to change the world" is embodied in the way Cheyenne lives and approaches her life. Listening back to this conversation got me pumped up all over again.

Don't miss episode 100 of Entrepreneur Before 25.

A little more about Cheyenne:

Cheyenne Noelle is a writer and creative strategist driven by human connection. She crafts copies for the tech, design, and music industries. Cheyenne's first journey in entrepreneurship came as a model. She built a career in 6 months without an agent. Since then, she's interned at Relix Magazine, freelanced as a content strategist for Paradigm Innovation, ghostwritten content for executives, and now she'll be writing UX microcopy for sieo. Recently, Cheyenne has been featured in the Successful Dropout and Young Revolutionary Minds podcasts as an innovator and go-getter. Her mission is to empower people to think deep and execute big!


Connect with Cheyenne further: Facebook | Twitter LinkedIn | Instagram 

Read more from Cheyenne: Medium


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Apr 18, 2018

Today I have a VERY special guest on the podcast! You get to hear from my dad, Lonnie Gienger! You're definitely in for a treat. My dad is one of the greatest leaders I know. So to get him on the show to talk about his favorite topic (which also happens to be leadership) was incredible and such an honor.

Even though I get to talk to my dad all the time, I was taking notes during this interview because he shared so much wisdom:

A brief bio of Lonnie:

Lonnie has been actively involved in building numerous entrepreneurial ventures and has owned and managed several successful businesses over the last 30 years. His passion is using business as a platform to build a better world. And his purpose is to develop and implement self-perpetuating leadership development systems that draw millions of people around the world to experience systems for extraordinary life success.


Connect with Lonnie further:  Facebook |  LinkedInInstagram 

Listen to the Systems For Success Podcast!


Thanks again for listening to the show! If it has helped you in any way, please share it using the social media buttons you see on the page.

Also, reviews for the podcast on iTunes are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show and I definitely read each and every one of them.

Become part of the 25 Tribe!

Apr 11, 2018

We talk about building relationships a lot on EB25- relationships are one of the most important aspects of life. Today I chat with David France who is the best selling author of Show Up: Unlocking the Power of Relational Networking. 

Along with being a best selling author, David is an international performer and an innovative educator.

He is currently the founder and Executive Director of Revolution of Hope, an arts for social change initiative in Boston whose flagship program is the Roxbury Youth Orchestra. He was recently named a Top 40 Urban Innovator Under 40 in the United States and a top 100 most influential people of Color in Boston. He has been featured in New York Times, NBC Nightly News, BBC Radio, Time Magazine and has recently spoken at TEDx Fenway and INBOUND 2017. David has performed with today's leading artists including Smokey Robinson, Josh Groban, Kenny Rogers, and Quincy Jones.

Above all, David believes that joy in this life is maximized when you Give Your Life Away.

Apr 4, 2018

Meet Judith Martinez- the Founder and CEO of InHerShoes. Today we discuss and even make commitments on air about what is possible if you are just one percent more courageous each day. 

A little more about Judith-

InHerShoes is a millennial-led, social impact driven, global organization committed to catalyzing courage for young girls and women around the world. Their mission is simple: activate the genius of a generation to make a difference in their communities now. A by-product being re-defying traditional standards of what it looks like to be a successful woman today. Along with her roles at InHerShoes, Judith is the Chief of Strategy at Orenda Collective (a boutique consulting agency) where she’s equipping businesses with social impact strategies that grow profit and social impact.

Recognized by The Next Big Thing Movement as one of 2017's Millennial Influencers, Judith was nominated to join the ranks of Forbes 30 Under 30 for her commitment to first generation women and transforming what it means to be a non-profit in this day and age.


Because of some technical difficulties, my audio throughout this episode is not up to its normal standard. I'm sorry for any inconvenience! But this episode was just too good to redo. So, just try to ignore it. ;)

Apr 2, 2018

Welcome back to yet another Monday episode! For those of you who didn't catch it the last time, I've officially named these episodes: Coffee with Chelann Mondays (CWCM). The first Monday of every month I will be releasing a bonus episode for the week with myself either doing a solo episode on an on-demand topic, or I'll be featuring a conversation I had with a special guest.

Today's conversation features another guest- Richard Moore. 

We covered SO much more than just sales in this conversation including some major perspective shifting topics that had us both thinking deeper about entrepreneurship and life. 

A little more about Richard: 

Richard Moore originally worked 60 hour weeks in the City of London, before deciding to build his own businesses and help others do the same.

After building companies from the trenches up, by taking ownership of sales teams, coaching leadership roles and consulting with multi-hundred million pound organizations, Richard created his own company to help others get massive traction as they launched their businesses.

As he did this, Richard invested in many of the companies he helped to create and shared with the world his views on business, through the weekly live Q&A‘s he runs online, to speaking gigs in front of business owners in his space and his weekly blog. Richard also created products such as the Monetize You course, the Basics of Sales course and direct mentoring of established businesses.

Mar 28, 2018

Adversity is something we all face to varying degrees. Even though life hands more adversity to some than others, we all have a choice on how we choose to let it affect our lives. 

In today's episode, I get to talk to Erika Ashley about how to turn adversity in our creative advantage. We talk about her personal journey with this and expand it to principles that can help us all!

A little more about Erika:

Erika Ashley is a Transformational Business Strategist and member of the Forbes Coaches Council helping millennial women turn their adversity into their creative advantage so they can skyrocket their visibility in the press and scale their business to six and multiple six figures. Erika believes that if she, a queer; over-weight; a chronically ill woman from a poor immigrant family, can succeed, anyone can. She's been featured in Forbes, Nylon, MindBodyGreen, Health, HuffPost, Thrive Global and more.

Mar 21, 2018
This interview with Jae Schaefer hit home for me! We went so deep so fast and really unpacked the concept of limiting beliefs, how they affect our lives and what to do with them. 
Jae is so real and authentic. She knows how to break down the process of tackling thought processes that are sometimes so deep that we don't even know where to start. 
A little about Jae:
Jae is a speaker, writer and life coach from Sydney, Austrailia who started her own business at just 21 after quitting her journalism internship at a network newsroom to follow her passion for personal development.
In just 3 short years, she has published an eBook, launched a digital course, mentors a tribe of young people in her virtual mastermind called The Next Generation and coached hundreds of millennials on how to let go of fear and self-doubt and make the impact they were born to make on the planet.
Jae is currently writing her first book, has been featured in Women's Fitness Magazine, The Daily Telegraph and has most recently been nominated for the Beautiful You Coaching Academy's 'Emerging Coach of the Year' Award for 2018.
Mar 14, 2018

One of my favorite things about podcasting is being able to talk to people who I look up to and who inspire me. I've been following Lynette and her YouTube channel for a couple years now. One day, I decided to reach out to her and see if she wanted to share her story on the podcast. I feel so honored that this incredible woman said yes! 

Lynette has been an inspiration to me in many ways but especially in her ability to stay authentic even while being in the public eye. I loved this interview so much because we got to cover a lot of things along that topic of conversation.

A little about Lynette-

Lynette Hoyle is an online personal trainer, YouTuber, and social media influencer. Her brand and her business help give women the tools, knowledge, and confidence they need to take control of their health and fitness goals in a way that can create balance and harmony in their lives and in their relationship with themselves. From college students to women in retirement, Lynette has helped many find a fitness and nutrition regiment that supports weight loss while still allowing people to enjoy their lives without fear or guilt regarding food or the gym.

Mar 7, 2018

In today's interview, we talk about company culture. Culture is something that we all know is important, but few of us are actually intentional about putting the day-to-day work in to make our desired company culture come to life. I am in LOVE with the topic of company culture so this conversation with Tynan Wenarchuk was so much fun! 

From researcher to internationally recognized entrepreneur, Tynan Wenarchuk has had a dynamic and unexpected journey. In 2015, Tynan started Illuminate Culture Consulting, a firm that works with companies to target business growth through advanced people + culture insights. As the people fanatics  & the “un-stickers,” Tynan and his team are known as the go-to support during the chaotic fast-growth period of a company. With their help, your company can be sure to scale while building the world-class culture you’ve been imagining. Alongside building Illuminate, Tynan keeps a full schedule as a musician and fitness coach, travels the world as a missionary, and exuberantly volunteers for his church and broader community.

Mar 5, 2018

Welcome back to another Monday episode! I've officially named these episodes: Coffee with Chelann Mondays. Why? Because the first Monday of every month I will be releasing a bonus episode for the week with myself either doing a solo episode on an asked for topic, or I'll be featuring a conversation I had with a special guest. And, you all know I love coffee. So, hence that part of the title. ;)

I am SO stoked for today's episode because it features a conversation with myself and my business partners, Teliah Gienger and Kennedy Wilkinson. The direction of this conversation was all centered around how to have a good business partnership.

I talk about business partnerships and Teliah and Kennedy a lot on EB25 episodes, so it's about time that you guys hear from them yourselves! I absolutely LOVE this conversation because it's such a good representation of who we are and what life is really like in our businesses. I'm so excited for you guys to listen and can't wait to hear what you thought about it!

So, sit back and get ready to laugh because you're about to get a candid glimpse into our everyday lives. ;)

Feb 28, 2018

Is it possible to build a business that supports your dream lifestyle even when you're young and in the early stages of entrepreneurship? Hanson Grant proves that the answer to this question is YES. He builds businesses that support his ideal lifestyle and makes him happy. He doesn't just build them for the money and status.

In today's interview, we talk about and break down how Hanson does this, what's worked for him and what hasn't worked for him. 

A little about Hanson:

Hanson is a recent graduate at Babson College, an avid traveler, and serial entrepreneur. His most recent business, Think Board, has created opportunities that have allowed Hanson to be recognized by EO as one of the Top 25 Student Entrepreneurs in the US and by BETA Boston as one of Boston's Top 25 Innovators Under 25. Think Board has been named the Top Collegiate Consumer Brand in the US, the winner of Babson's B.E.T.A Challenge, a finalist in MassChallenge and the winner of MassInnovation Night. When Hanson is not at the office, he can be found rollerblading around town, practicing yoga, teaching entrepreneurship, or relaxing in his hammock.

Feb 21, 2018

I really enjoyed this conversation with Kelli Calabrese!

We talk about finding your passion, chasing your purpose and then how to turn that purpose into profit. Kelli breaks down what that process looks like and proves it through her own personal and fascinating story. Kelli has had so much experience in the entrepreneurial realm and listening to the perspectives and wisdom she's gained throughout the years was incredible.

Favorite quote of the interview:

"If there's passion and purpose behind it, there has to be value that will generate profit from."

A little more about Kelli:

Kelli is a 32-year old fitness, nutrition & lifestyle coach and professional. At the age of 13, she wrote in her journal that she would be an exercise therapist. She was a certified fitness pro at age 17. By the age of 25, she wrote her life's mission statement, completed 3 science degrees with honors, was a partner in a chain of health clubs, founded a school and was managing corporate fitness centers for companies like Calvin Klein & BMW. She is an executive and top achiever in a billion dollar nutrition company. Has appeared on all of the major networks and is an #1 Amazon Best Selling author. She loves helping people rise up as leaders. Married for 24 years with 2 teenagers, she currently lives in a suburb of Dallas.

Feb 14, 2018

"The journey of taking an idea and turning it into a business doesn't actually start with the idea, it starts with the mindset that you take on as an entrepreneur."

This is one of my favorite quotes from today's interview!

Do you have a CRAZY idea but you're not sure if it will work or even where to start to try and make it work? Today, we are with idea expert, Kyle Herron, who really breaks down the process of going from dream to reality.

"So many entrepreneurs don't take the strategic steps in month 1 to 3 so they can flourish in year 1 to 3."

Kyle doesn’t want to just build a company; he wants to create a movement. As a founder and the Chief Growth Officer of siëo, Kyle and his company are focused on catalyzing independence, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Since the inception of siëo, Kyle has gotten in his hands involved in multiple global initiatives. From being a TED Talk speaker at 18, to working with the Malaysian government’s startup program, to building apps with underserved communities, to helping start more than 50 companies, to even teaching college classes, Kyle continues to support and spread siëo’s mission. He now is taking his progressive approach to tackle three emerging problems: environmental degradation, political instability, and automation. All in all, Kyle shatters any image that may exist of an unmotivated millennial generation.

Feb 7, 2018

Are you interested in what the international trading industry is like? At just 25-years-old, Thomas Raad is breaking into a field where young entrepreneurs usually aren't seen.

Thomas is the founder of Raad Trading - an international trading company. Raad Trading was born with the necessary fundamentals and experience within the coffee trading industry. Between their roots in Brazil and experiences around the world, they are professionals with extensive knowledge and know-how in the coffee market and now other markets. Since its inception, Raad Trading Company has a difference-making role in the international coffee market. Thomas believes his outgoing nature and optimism are two of the main reasons why his entrepreneurial journey so far has been a success.

Don't miss this episode and also Thomas's main piece of advice at the end which is something we can all implement in our lives today!

Feb 5, 2018

You're listening to the first official solo episode on EB25! From now on, a bonus episode will be released the first Monday of every month!

These episodes could be solo episodes with just yours truly, or they could be episodes on trending topics where I bring in an in-house guest.  I haven't officially named this segment of the podcast, so if you have any ideas... Let me know. ;) 

On today's episode, I share my personal growth and journey through hosting EB25 for almost two years. I also go into the top success traits of the successful young entrepreneurs I've brought on the show. 


- Chelann

Jan 31, 2018
Today's interview is with financial coach and content creator, Tess Wicks. We talk taxes, anti-budgeting, credit card hacks and break down some of the financial barriers and logistics that can sometimes seem extremely daunting. 
Tess's YouTube channel, Wander Wealthy, empowers women in their 20s and 30s to get educated and build confidence around their finances, travel desires, and personal development journey. From one-on-one coaching to her online money program, Tess has helped high-performance female business owners get a grip on their personal and business money management. Tess doesn't teach how to coupon or cut back on expenses, but how to strategize and optimize your financial life, build a budget that actually works (even if you suck at budgeting), and afford the things you want in life, because you can have anything, just not everything.
Feel like you're in a financial rut? Spend an hour with us at today's interview and see the light! 
Jan 24, 2018

In today's interview, I get to chat with THE Boss Babe herself, Natalie Ellis- the CEO of Boss Babe.

She's a 26-year-old serial entrepreneur. Natalie first founded Oh My Glow, a nutritional supplement company and is now Partner & CEO at Boss Babe, one of the largest communities of ambitious women in the world. Natalie’s passion lies in helping women build confidence and live out their true potential through entrepreneurship.

Her trademarked brand, Boss Babe, has had more than 6 million tags on social media alone. Natalie has notably worked with both Government and University on their young entrepreneurship policies, been recognized for her work in entrepreneurship at Buckingham Palace and appeared on TV for her work in the field.

Natalie shares SO much value on today's episode and you're not going to want to miss it!

Jan 17, 2018

Bri was on track to become an icon in the fashion world and had been working in the industry for years. One day, everything changed and she gave it all up overnight. 

In order for Bri to take the leap into entrepreneurship, she had to redefine who she was and give up her ego. This journey resulted in who she is and what she is doing today. 

Bri Seeley is an inspirational woman who supports women around the world to bring their visions to life. She is motivated by a deeply-held belief that every woman deserves to live a life that inspires her, and her work reflects this deep remembering that our desires are ultimately inevitable.

A catalyst, speaker, and best-selling author of Permission to Leap, you may have seen her on NBC’s The TODAY Show, Forbes, Inc, Medium, PBS, and Free Enterprise.

Don't miss this authentic and inspiring conversation about real-life stuff we face as entrepreneurs:

Jan 10, 2018
I've never seen a magic show live let alone talked to a magician in person! Well, I got to do one of those two things in today's interview!
Shaun Jay has been seen on ABC 11 News, WRAL Morning News, NBC 17, and most recently FOX TV’s Masterchef. Shaun is a magician, speaker, and man of many diverse talents who inspires others with his story of success as a Magical Entrepreneur.
Shaun has found a way to create a business, lifestyle, and career out of his PASSION.
Think of the things you're passionate about and then if you haven't already, ask yourself how you can do that passion full-time. Easier said than done. But if you can relate to the statement I just made, you will love this interview.
Shaun has had to go through some incredibly hard experiences to get where he is today and has such a powerful story that I know will inspire you to take the next step in making your passion, your career.
Jan 3, 2018
This title is not click bate. Cherie Aimée actually died for 90 minutes and lived to tell the story.
Cherie's story is one that will rock your world if you let it. Not only did her entire life change after facing adversities such as cancer, end-stage heart failure, and receiving the gift of life through a heart transplant, but her worldview did as well.
Cherie is on a mission to inspire 1 billion lives around the world—through her various initiatives and message of resilience and empowerment.
I was so captivated by her story and what she learned through her 90 minutes of being dead that I almost forgot we were in an interview!

More about Cherie:

Cherie Aimée is a Near-Death Survivor, International Speaker, Forbes Featured Brand Influencer, and Social Media Consultant for top-level innovative business leaders in medicine and technology.

Cherie has 17 years experience in corporate, tech startups, non-profit, and digital advertising and marketing. She was CEO of a technology firm before her near-death tragedy in 2010.

Dec 27, 2017

It was an honor to be able to talk with the legendary Brandon Steiner about his entrepreneurial journey on today's episode! We covered topics that don't normally get covered in interviews with him. These questions give so much context to how he managed to buy the Yankee Stadium and create the sports empire he has.

Brandon's authenticity, core personal values and continual desire for growth definitely show through in our conversation.

I love bringing guests on the show who have a little age, wisdom, and experience on the rest of us. It sheds so much light and perspective on where we might be in our journey today and how we should view where we are.

A little about Brandon Steiner-

He is the CEO and Founder of Steiner Sports. Steiner began in 1987 with a one-room office, $4,000 and a single Mac computer. Today, Steiner Sports is the most successful memorabilia company of its kind with over $35 million in annual sales. Brandon's mindset has always been to be fearless – that mentality has helped him secure partnerships with the most elite names in sports; Derek Jeter, Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr., Chris Paul and the New York Yankees among others. Brandon is also the bestselling author of "You Gotta Have Balls" and "The Business Playbook."

Dec 20, 2017
Jay and I have known of each other for a while now, but this episode was the first time we've talked live. We dove deep right away!
I found myself taking notes during and after this interview because the wisdom Jay shared hit home for me in so many different aspects.
I walked away having stuff to implement right away and those things have already made a big difference in my life!
One of my favorite quotes in this episode is: "Instead of trying to change the world, I'm just going to try and change myself and become the best version of myself that I can be."

Jay Wong is a serial entrepreneur, business advisor, real estate investor and host of The Inner Changemaker; rated #1 Self-Help Podcast on iTunes.

Jay’s mission is to create empowering media that summarizes all of these great lessons covered in on his show by other successful Changemakers, in hopes that these combined journeys will help business owners grow their business through online marketing and elevating their leadership.

With interviews from game-changing entrepreneurs such as Bob Proctor (The Secret (movie)) Sean Stephenson (American Therapist and top Motivational Speaker) Grant Cardone (Multi-millionaire and real estate guru) and many other prominent names around the world, it's no surprise that his podcast has risen on top of the podcasting charts and is actively listened to in 123+ countries.

Dec 13, 2017

I'm LOVING all of the branding experts that we've been having on the show lately! I feel like you can never know enough about how to craft your BEST personal brand. 
So, in today's episode that's exactly what Brodie Pierson and I chat about.

Fun fact about Brodie: Not only is he an international leader in Personal Brand Photography, but he also travels around the world helping people build their personal brand.
Talk about molding your business around the lifestyle you want to live!

I had so much fun on this episode! There was definitely a lot of laughing too, which I'm all about.

Like I said, Brodie is an international leader in Personal Brand Photography. He empowers entrepreneurs to seamlessly craft an irresistible brand that will standout online. At the age of 20, he has traveled to Florence, Paris 2x, Miami, Hawaii 2x, Chicago, and Mallorca working with over 50 entrepreneurs he attracted through Facebook and Instagram. He has crafted personal brands for entrepreneurs in the Forbes, Thrive Global, HuffPost, TEDX Speakers, and #1 International Best Selling Authors.

Dec 6, 2017

Sunny is an executive design strategist who has crafted intelligent design systems for the earliest of startups to some of the top Fortune companies: Bosch, Coca-Cola, LG, IBM, SAS, Lowe's, to name a few. His work in design-driven innovation and strategy has been recognized for over 25 awards and honors. Sunny's main goal is to help companies challenge the status quo and realize extraordinary new products and experiences!

Nov 29, 2017

Tance Hughes, who was recently named on the 2018 Forbes 30 under 30 list, founded Southern Designs at 17-years old as a printing business for things like t-shirts, business cards, signs, etc. Five years into the journey, him and his team pivoted the business to a manufacturing model where they sell personalized metal wall decor and signs. After the pivot, they went from $430,000 in revenue to $3.8 million in a two-year span. They are already leaders in their category and are now focusing on diversifying their product offerings and building brand awareness as they head to the next level. They made the 2017 Inc. 5000 at #558 and have secured deals with brands like Walmart, Wayfair, Amazon and others.

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