The Daily Grind Podcast 🎙

Welcome to the Daily Grind! Your weekly goal-driven podcast featuring host Kelly Johnson. Established August 2019 in Chicago, IL. Currently based in Portland, OR.

Q: Tell us more about the Daily Grind.

A: The Daily Grind is a weekly goal-driven podcast hosted by Midwest native Kelly Johnson, motivating YOU on your ‘daily grind.’ Every episode she sits down with a startup founder, business owner, sports professional, industry expert, or social media influencer giving you everyday tips and key takeaways to reaching your goals. Make every day count and as always, keep up the grind! 

Q: How did the Daily Grind become created?

A: Kelly realized her story was unique and inspiring. With her outgoing personality and through interviews with colleagues, industry experts, and working professionals across all industries, Kelly thought it would be interesting to share their ‘daily grind’ and what they do and how they achieve their goals by being efficient, productive and best practices in everyday life.

Podcast Episodes

Releasing a new podcast episode every week!

S6 Episode 14: Mara Baldissoni | TOZZO Coffee Shop | Founder + Owner The Daily Grind

“Be curious and try new things.” on the Daily Grind ☕️, your weekly goal-driven podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson @kellyfastruns and special guest Mara Baldissoni @tozzotheitaliancoffeeshop!  Mara Baldissoni is the founder and owner of TOZZO, the Italian Coffee Shop. Tozzo's coffees are "inspired by the Sicilian way to make specialty drinks. Besides a selection of pastries, sandwiches and Italian sodas, Tozzo also stands out for the hand-painted designs on its walls and front door, inspired by the artisan tiles in small Sicilian towns. Located in the Upper East Side of NYC. S6 Episode 14: 7/16/2024 Featuring Kelly Johnson with Special Guest Mara Baldissoni @tozzotheitaliancoffeeshop Audio Credit Intro and Outro: Daniel Chayra Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @dailygrindpod   Twitter: @dailygrindpod   Podcast Website:   Follow Our Special Guest: Website: Instagram: @tozzotheitaliancoffeeshop Facebook: — Support this podcast:
  1. S6 Episode 14: Mara Baldissoni | TOZZO Coffee Shop | Founder + Owner
  2. S6 Episode 13: Daniel Mensch | Pier Wines | Owner
  3. S6 Episode 12: Nick Jain | Idea Scale | CEO
  4. S6 Episode 11: Christy Prezinger | WG Content | Owner + CEO
  5. S6 Episode 10: Tom Melillo | Olea Vineyards | Co-founder + Winemaker

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Our Podcast Team

Kelly Johnson
🎙 Podcast Host
📍From Milwaukee, WI
📚 University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Kansas
🗣 The term “podcast” is a mashup of iPod and broadcast — it was coined by a journalist in 2004.
Melanie Valente
🎙 Event Marketing
📍From Manasqaun, NJ
📚 University of Maryland – College Park
🗣 The Eiffel Tower can be 15 cm taller during the summer, due to thermal expansion.

Brookelynn Horban
🎙 Social Media Marketing
📍From Grants Pass, OR
📚 Oregon State University
🗣 A group of cats is called a clowder, while a group of kittens is called a kindle.

Liley Tovey
🎙 Social Media Marketing
📍From Springfield, OR
📚 Oregon State University
🗣 Studies show that dogs are among a small group of animals who show voluntary unselfish kindness towards others without any reward. (Another fun fact – I love dogs!)
Sydney Gonzales
🎙 Event Marketing
📍From Newport Beach, CA
📚 Oregon State University
🗣 If you were to fold a piece of paper 42 times, you would be able to reach the moon.
Sabrina Rosado
🎙 Public Relations Marketing
📍From Long Island, NJ
📚 CUNY Hunter College
🗣 The Universe’s average color is called “Cosmic Latte”.
Elias Cortez
🎙 Podcast Production
📍From Brooklyn, NY
📚 CUNY Hunter College
🗣 The OBEY skater clothing brand was created by a sticker using a photo of Andre the Giant AND from John Carpenter’s 1988 movie They Live.
Sydney Mitchell
🎙 Sport Marketing
📍From Los Angeles, CA
📚 University of Wisconsin-Madison
🗣  A sea lion is the first nonhuman mammal with a proven ability to keep a beat.

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