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Ep. 54, Why Showing Up Is How You Make a Real Impact in This World

Special Guests on this episode: Jessica Rhodes and Margy Feldhuhn, co-owners of Interview Connections


By: Natalie Viglione

· Podcast Episode,Heart-Based Leadership

Showing up, especially showing up for yourself, and having integrity are two VERY IMPORTANT values that I hold closely when dealing with other people.

It’s how I assess who they are at the very core.

Here’s an equation that I came up with:
consistency + courage to keep showing up = success & impact
In this episode, we discuss how showing up for YOU and how showing up for others around you is how you can make a REAL impact in this world.
The co-owners of Interview Connections, Jessica Rhodes and Margy Feldhuhn, join Natalie Viglione and the Disrupt Now Podcast special invite co-host for this one, Diane McDermott, in this episode that’s chock full of wisdom!
What we dive into:

  • How a tumultuous journey can lead to opportunity
  • Why showing up for yourself and others is how you create major impact
  • How friendship drove Jessica and Margy to come together to create their business and help them learn to thrive as business partners 
  • Why becoming business owners requires personal development; doing soul work to do the greater work
  • Why having “ride or die” loyalty can make or break a business
  • How to be true to who you are while you sell 
  • Jessica and Margy’s advice for entrepreneurs as leading experts on how to leverage podcast guesting for increased brand awareness, more leads and higher profits
  • And more! 

So what is the meaning of “showing up?” How you show up at a basic level is when you make the self-investment to do the things in your own life that you say you’re going to do. It really is the foundation of self-love, and it’s how you can attend to your own physical, relational, social, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual needs. It’s how you show up to build self-respect, self-trust, and authenticity.
For example, if a person says “I am going to workout 4 times a week” and they do it consistently always for themselves, this is an incredibly basic (but very important) way people can show up for themselves.
To show up for others means that a person does what they say they’re going to do, therefore creating trust in another human that is relying on them to do what they’ve said they’re going to do. It’s having integrity that when you speak out loud and say “I will do XYZ” that you do XYZ and do it because you desire to (not out of obligation). Obligation is appeasing, this is not self-empowerment nor does it help the person you’re doing the thing for because you aren’t doing it out of space of care and love.

And, that’s why this is such a great podcast episode!
Showing up is extremely essential and changes the game when you own a business, and is truly how you can really make an impact in this world and with others.


Jessica Rhodes is the leading expert on how to leverage podcast “guesting” for increased brand awareness, more leads and higher profits. She created the podcast booking industry in 2013 when she founded Interview Connections, the first and leading agency of its kind.
Along with her business partner, Margy Feldhuhn, Jessica has quickly scaled Interview Connections to over $1M in annual revenue with nearly no direct marketing or advertising. Their team of in house Booking Agents are the podcast powerhouses behind many successful entrepreneurs and businesses including Ali Brown, Perry Marshall, Aweber, USA Financial and more.
Jessica has done hundreds of podcast interviews both as a guest, and co-host of Rock the Podcast. She is the acclaimed author of Interview Connections: How to #RockThePodcast From Both Sides of the Mic and has been a featured speaker at Podfest Multimedia Expo and FinCon.
Also an active member of her community, Jessica volunteers at her son’s public school, and mentors a 17-year-old girl in foster care. She lives in Rhode Island with her husband, two kids, Nathan and Lucy, and senior cat, Kitten.

Margy Feldhuhn is the co-owner of Interview Connections, the first and leading podcast booking agency. Margy and her business partner Jessica lead an in-house staff of 20 employees in their Rhode Island office, and have successfully scaled the agency to 7 figures.
Margy joined the company in 2016 as a contractor, becoming the first employee in 2017 and equal co-owner by 2018. She has helped to quickly scale the business by designing and implementing systems to increase revenue, streamline operations and achieve the highest quality client experience. Margy has taken on a creative role in the agency as well, co-hosting and producing podcast and video content for the company.
Margy is active in animal rescue, and organizes a yearly fundraiser called Art for Animals. In 2019 she was recognized for her efforts with a "Humane Heroes" award. When she’s not busy rescuing pets in need, you can find her listening to true crime podcasts or strolling around town with her blind Maltese, Harold.
You can connect with them on social here:
Instagram @interviewconnections