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 2: Allison Callaway | Founder | Activist Skincare The Daily Grind

“Love is my word of the year. Love is essentially positive energy, a force for good. Love is an action word and it's love not fear or anger that drives your most successful work.”on the Daily Grind ☕️, your weekly goal-driven podcast. This episode features Kelly Johnson @kellyfastruns and special guest Allison Callaway @activistskincare! Allison is the founder of Activist Skincare. Activist Skincare is a sustainable skincare brand that is lovingly handcrafted in small batches in their studio-lab in Southern California. While creating incredible skincare products is their primary obsession, Activist Skincare are idealists at heart who look at every aspect of their business as an opportunity to be the change. S6 Episode 2: 4/23/2024 Featuring Kelly Johnson with Special Guest Allison Callaway @activistskincare. Audio Credit Intro: Draw The Line Mastered by Connor Christian Follow Our Podcast: Instagram: @dailygrindpod   Twitter: @dailygrindpod   Podcast Website:   Follow Our Special Guest: Website: Instagram: — Support this podcast:
  1. S6 Episode 2: Allison Callaway | Founder | Activist Skincare
  2. S6 Episode 1: Golden Mic Awards | Marta Miller | Taylor Morrison | Derek Videll
  3. S5 Episode 50: Ken Bright | Founder | Rally Hopper
  4. S5 Episode 49: John St. Pierre | Entrepreneur | Author | The $100M Journey
  5. S5 Episode 48: Lynn Clary & Monica Olson | Co-Founders | Little Bird Media Solutions

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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.

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.

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!)
Max Mensch
🎙 Sports Marketing
📍From Sag Harbor, NY
📚 University of Maryland – College Park
🗣 If you were to fold a piece of paper 42 times, you would be able to reach the moon.
Gretchen Hoffman
🎙 Social Media Marketing
📍From Eugene, OR
📚 University of Oregon
🗣 Competitive art used to be a sport in the Olympics! The categories were: Architecture, Literature, Music, Painting, and Sculpting.

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