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Gina Trimarco & Rachel Pitts - Women Your Mother Warned You About

Episode Summary

Women Your Mother Warned You About™ is the podcast that makes business sexy again. Co-hosted by Gina Trimarco and Rachel Pitts (formerly Tipton), the show is a blend of best business practices and “real life” hacks, filled with laughter, practical advice, random chatter and some serious moments. Add to the mix the occasional guests and special segments, such as “That’s What He Said” (featuring the male point of view). Gina and Rachel stress “we love men”. This is a show for women and men, while embracing all things female – from body image issues and mom challenges to how to show value in a sales conversation while wearing the best shade of lipstick. The goal of their podcast is to break down all types of barriers in business and life, making money while making others happy … and laughing as much as possible while they do it. Meet Gina Trimarco and Rachel Pitts (formerly Tipton), two sales pros who are smart, real, vivacious, bold, not bad to look at and not afraid to say what they think … sometimes saying things BEFORE they think. These two came together several years ago when Gina was Rachel’s business coach. They became instant friends as their dynamic personalities not only raise the energy in a room together, but also take some people by surprise. They’ve traveled parallel journeys as performers and business women who have both lived interesting lives, with amazing wins and losses along the way. What makes them so similar is their resilience and optimism, with a desire to lift others up while telling them to put on their big girl (or boy) panties. Their show will (usually) make you laugh so hard at their commentary, that you’ll most likely need some new panties (or boxer briefs)! Rachel Pitts: “Before anything else, I’m Roxie’s mom,” says Rachel Pitts (formerly Tipton). Born into a large family in Martinsville, Virginia, her original dream was to be a dancer. That very first dance class led her to an exciting career on television, screen, and stage that took her to several countries and on endless crazy adventures. Her motto has always been: “Entertain. Inform. Inspire.” Before Facebook even existed, she used to post inspirational posts outside her door at the performing arts high school she attended. Rachel is the type of woman who has always had more than one thing going at a time. Throughout her early career, always holding at least one other job outside of performing, she fell in love with business, sales, and marketing. When Roxie was born, she tried to “grow up” and get a “real job” by getting her real estate license in 2009, just as the housing market was starting to recover. And for several years she owned a fitness business since her long dance career gave her a thorough knowledge of the human body. Recently married to Felix, Rachel loves to travel with her family. She plays the piano and guitar, speaks French, and was once a magician’s assistant. One thing is for sure, Rachel hardly ever stops her relentless forward commotion. “It’s too much fun!” she exclaims. She is a Realtor with BRG in Myrtle Beach, who has now made the shift to US Mortgage to work on the lender side, still performs from time to time, and always has something new up her sleeve. Rachel is a survivor with incredible resilience. She reveals how she made it through some tough moments in her past in her first book, The Gift of Wreckage which can be found on Amazon at Gina Trimarco: Gina Trimarco is a native of Chicago and CEO/Founder of Pivot10 Results and Carolina Improv Company. She has 25+ years of experience in marketing, sales, operations and people training. Gina combines street smarts and improv comedy skills with her experience in the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds, which sets her apart from her competition. When the economy crashed in 2008 she lost her corporate job and decided to do something seemingly impossible to many – she started an unproven concept business in Myrtle Beach, SC instead of finding a new job. That business, Carolina Improv Company (CIC), has been #1 on TripAdvisor for Nightlife Attractions since 2010, offering improv classes and shows, similar to Second City, where she took classes while finishing her journalism degree at DePaul University. CIC quickly gave birth to a second company, Pivot10 Results, a training and strategy company that helps businesses and executives shift from people problems to performance results, using improv as a training tool for sales and engagement skills. Gina combines street smarts and improv comedy skills with her experience in the corporate and entrepreneurial worlds, which sets her apart from her competition. “Sass without too much crass” is how Gina Trimarco describes herself. A high energy entrepreneur, engager, speaker, trainer, improv comedienne and podcast producer, Gina credits most of her success on her upbringing by her Italian mobster dad and German immigrant mother. Her first “official” sales job was working for her dad Carmie in a Chicago flea market at the age of 10. “On the record”, Carmie was a truck driver by day with many side hustles, including locksmithing and selling a variety of items at flea markets on weekends. He taught her how to “cut keys” and sell everything from toasters to Members Only jackets and Jordache jeans. Rumor has it that he was called the “Merchandise Man” and did a variety of “jobs” for Al Capone. Gina also produces and hosts The Pivotal Leader podcast, is a Vistage Worldwide speaker and also a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, in addition to being a contributor to and Linkedin Profile and Facebook Instagram Twitter Youtube Channel Do you have anything you would like to promote? Book, Podcast, workshop... Women Your Mother Warned You About podcast and patreon page (