Sunday, July 20, 2008

hip tranquil chick podcast #132: Hot Mommas Project - Wanting It

Bonjour! Welcome to the 132nd edition of the Hip Tranquil Chick podcast: a guide to life on and off the yoga mat.

Today’s menu features part 1 of a 4-part series with Kathy Korman Frey from Hot Momma's Project on Wanting it (part one, this week), Getting it (part two in two weeks), Break in Case of Emergency (part three in four weeks)and Setting up a Goal's Group (part four in six weeks). View our shownotes at

Kathy Korman Frey is a life-long student of business and has interviewed an estimated 15,000 executives during her career. She is the founder of the consulting firm Vision Forward ( and its business curriculum initiative, The Hot Mommas (TM) Project ( Since its inception in 2001, Vision Forward has become known for its innovative business model as well as high success rate in helping businesses, nonprofits, and government organizations. Clients such as Discovery Communications, The American Association of Retired Persons, and The Department of Justice have benefited from the company’s unique approach utilizing business education techniques to bring about measurable results in their organizations. The Hot Mommas® Project - the recipient of a 2006 Coleman Foundation Case Award - chronicles the equations for success across a spectrum of highly-successful women leaders. With the backing of partners like The George Washington University's Center For Entrepreneurial Excellence, the first generation of this research will be published in 2008.

As an educator at GW, Mrs. Frey has a specialty in curriculum development. She co-developed the curriculum for the George Washington University’s 2004-2007 Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program which won a National Excellence in Education Award, Specialty Model Program, and led to a ranking of GW’s Entrepreneurship Program in Fortune Small Business. Mrs. Frey also developed the entrepreneurship curriculum for Visa's Practical Money Skills site in partnership with the National Federation for Independent Business and its Young Entrepreneur Foundation. During the 2006-2007 year, this curriculum was taught to approximately 30,000 high school students. Currently, the curriculum is Google’s leading “business plan exercises” listing. In 2008, Mrs. Frey's cases will be published in the nation's no. 2 selling entrepreneurship textbook, Essentials of Small Business Management.

Prior to her current activities, Mrs. Frey served as the Chief Operating Officer for the National Council on the Aging Development Corporation where she worked with teams to develop, capitalize, and manage entrepreneurial ventures in the health and aging industries. Mrs. Frey led presentations with the White House, Fortune 500 corporations, and venture capitalists and was part of the planning team for which today delivers a 200 to 1 ROI. Mrs. Frey served as an analyst and in management at Markowitz & McNaughton, Incorporated (later acquired by Citigate) performing competitive and merger & acquisition analyses for Fortune 100 clients in order to advise the leaders of multinational corporations on a variety of strategic growth decisions. There, she founded two departments responsible for major increases in operational efficiencies and new business revenues.

Mrs. Frey received her B.A. in English from the University of Virginia and her MBA from Harvard Business School. She serves on the board of the Alzheimer's Association, National Capital Area. She lives in DC with entrepreneur husband Josh Frey, their two children, Maxwell and Delilah (Lilah), and dog Foxy.

Savvy Sources:
Effective Small Business Management

Soirees, Chats, Booksignings & Retreats: Join me for workshops and book signings in San Francisco THIS Sunday at Yoga Tree, Lexington in October, Denver in January, Montreal in March.

In addition, we've got a week of hip and tranquil chickness at Kripalu August 10-15 and our 3rd Annual Hip Tranquil Chick retreat in a lovely farmhouse not far from NYC March 27-29.

Our next le chic teleclass chat is on Frolicking Creatively (and Mindfully) into Fall on Monday, September 15 at 9pm ET.

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Anonymous said...

Will your podcast ever go back to being a weekly thing? It used to be so exciting to listen to a new podcast and now it has really lost its luster.

Anonymous said...

It hasn't lost it's luster for me Kimberly! Since they aren't as frequent, the podcasts are more of a treat!

kimberly wilson said...

ahhh, thanks for your note, anonymous. i noted in the blog this spring that after having done the podcast weekly for 2.5 years, i was taking it to every other week. unfortunately, i just don't have the time to do it weekly anymore.

i'm sorry to hear that this has caused a loss in luster. rest assured that i continue to do my best with the time and energy that i have and i hope that they continue to bring you gems of inspiration. thank you for your understanding and support of the (almost) 3 years of the HTC podcast.

diana from pa said...

Love this podcast and cannot wait for the other ones!!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to put these together - I absolutely just absorb anything on leadership and self-empowerment. It is so wonderful and refreshing that you are working with this community at large to help us find our true passion in life and live toward it!
Actually for me I had trouble keeping up with them when they were weekly and I treasure them now and listen to them more than once - these 4 will have a permanent place in my ipod!!!
Kudos to you!

Kathy Korman Frey said...

So glad you enjoyed the podcast. Keep soaking in the leadership and empowerment! Please write your case for our case study competition. Would be great to convey your enthusiasm in classrooms and to other women around the world.
Kathy and the Hot Mommas Project team