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!

S4 Episode 45: Pilar Westell | Coffee Shop Owner | Zendo Coffee ☕️ The Daily Grind

“The daily grind is getting up and getting to do this thing I love” on the Daily Grind, your weekly goal-driven podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson and special guest Pilar Westell. Westell is the owner of Zendo Coffee. Zendo is a community driven shop that focuses on creating a safe welcoming place for everyone to gather. They specialize in hand crafted coffee drinks, from traditional espresso, filter coffee, to made from scratch seasonal syrups/lattes. They also offer the finest pastries and burritos from other local businesses around town. They believe strongly in showcasing local talent, with our monthly art shows, and curated local pop up events. Overall, they are a woman run and owned small business that has been serving up the finest coffee in town since 2013. S4 Episode 45: 03/21/2023 Featuring Kelly Johnson with Special Guest Pilar Westell Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @dailygrindpod  Twitter: @dailygrindpod  Podcast Website:  Follow Our Special Guest: Website:  Twitter: @zendo413  Instagram: @zendo413  Facebook: — Support this podcast:
  1. S4 Episode 45: Pilar Westell | Coffee Shop Owner | Zendo Coffee ☕️
  2. S4 Episode 44: Amber Peters (Mizz P) | Tiffany Uman | Rebecca Beaton | Grind, Grow, Repeat: Finding the right career path | Career Coaches
  3. S4 Episode 43: Shivee Chauhan | Cassie Spencer | The Grind of a Career Coach | Career Coaches
  4. S4 Episode 42: Hannah Glavor | Singer-Songwriter | Portland based Artist
  5. S4 Episode 41: Amanda Rush | Founder, Virtual Assistant Studio | Podcast Host, Bold Business Podcast

Listen on your preferred podcast platform!

Want to review coffee for us & be featured coffee connoisseur on the Daily Grind Podcast?

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.
Jill Caltagirone
🎙 Social Media Marketing
📍From Little Falls, NJ
📚 William Paterson University
🗣 The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland!

Aidan Donaldson
🎙 Business Strategy
📍From Toronto, Canada
📚 Durham College
🗣 Polar bears have black skin. And actually, their fur isn’t white—it’s see-through, so it appears white as it reflects light.

Avery Frasch
🎙 Sports Marketing
📍From Antioch, Illinois
📚 Indiana University
🗣 Bees can sting other bees.
Sarah Butler
🎙 Graphic Design
📍From Cleveland, OH
📚 George Washington University
🗣 A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out.
Jacob Peralta
🎙 Sports Marketing
📍From Tracy, CA
📚 University of Oregon
🗣 Despite their name and color, Olympic gold medals are primarily made from sterling silver. The Rio 2016 1st place medals contained just 1.34% of gold.

Do you want to work for the Daily Grind?