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Evolving Digital Self

Mar 2, 2021

Dr. Heidi talks with Melinda Wittstock is a 5 time serial entrepreneur, award-winning journalist, podcaster and the CEO and Founder of Podopolo, the world's first socially interactive podcast app and network.

Melinda Wittstock is a 5-time serial entrepreneur who has built 4 businesses in media and tech to 7- and 8- figure success. She’s the CEO and Founder Podopolo, the world's first socially interactive and "gamified" podcast network where people gather to discover their favorite podcasts, connect with hosts and each other, and win rewards as they put lessons learned into action to enhance their lives and change the world. Podopolo is also the first to share revenue with podcasters - and donate 10% of its earnings to mission-driven businesses and charities worldwide. Melinda also helps business owners and entrepreneurs launch magnetic and profitable podcasts.

An acknowledged visionary in tech, media, mobile platforms and social content, Melinda also hosts the fast growing "Wings Of...Inspired Business" podcast named by Entrepreneur Magazine as #8 of 20 of the top business podcasts for 2020. The Wings mission is to #LiftAsWeClimb, helping female founders leverage their feminine power and collaborate to change the game of business and succeed without tradeoff, guilt or apology. Melinda also hosts the transformational mastermind and luxury retreat "Wings of The Empowered Women" for women with 7-, 8- and 9-figure businesses.

Formerly an award-winning journalist, executive producer, and TV anchor for the BBC, ABC News, CNBC/Financial Times Television and MSNBC, Melinda created and grew a BBC show to a 20 million audience and also innovated one of the first crowd-sourcing mobile apps, growing unique users to 3 million in 8 months. Steve Jobs told her she "asked the best questions" when she interviewed him as a 24-year-old correspondent of the Times of London. Her previous companies include: Capitol News Connection, a political news agency serving 300+ TV and radio stations nationwide; NewsiT, an award-winning mobile app for crowd-sourced content, and Verifeed, the social intelligence platform assuring a Return on Authenticity™ from social media engagement.

A spiritual practitioner of meditation, yoga, visualization, gratitude and intention-setting, Melinda is passionate about encouraging conscious leadership and evolved entrepreneurship using business as a canvas to solve global challenges. Her travels have taken her to many exotic places including Sir Richard Branson's Necker Island, Indian Ocean, Antarctic, and the Amazon Rainforest. She's a loving mom to two teenagers and a golden retriever. She has spoken at Voice Global 2020, Podfest Global, SXSW, Google, Fidelity Investments, Maverick 1000, Unicorn, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Voice 2018, Georgetown University, Relentless MV, Columbia University, Underground Online Seminar, Pinnacle Global Network and many more.

Melinda is innovating social media 3.0. At Podopolo, her vision is to enable meaningful trusted connection and conversation curated around great podcasts and shared interests. At Podopolo, Melinda wants to get past the filter bubbles, bots and flame throwing, to foster growing awareness, consciousness and connection, empowering and enlightening people to enhance their lives and take meaningful action to improve our world.

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