June 23

Memories of Eartha Kitt and The Simply Eartha brand with the daughter of the legendary actress, Kitt Shapiro 

Memories of Eartha Kitt and The Simply Eartha brand with the daughter of the legendary actress, Kitt Shapiro

What kind of life can you expect when your mother is the legendary singer, songwriter and actress, Eartha Kitt? Extraordinary is the answer. 

Kitt shares her extraordinary childhood, lessons from her always outspoken mother, Eartha Kitt, as well as standing strong during the civil rights movement, her role as the original Catwoman, being ousted by the Johnson Administration for her remarks about Vietnam, to her Emmy® Award-Winning voiceover work with Disney. 

Brad and Kitt share some wonderful moments and a few miracles from their own friendship, as well as relaunching her mother’s brand Simply Eartha.

This is a wonderful episode if you love nostalgia.

Kitt Shapiro Bio:

Daughter of the legendary entertainer, Eartha Kitt, Kitt Shapiro has had an unconventional journey as she continues to evolve as a successful entrepreneur, wife and mother of young adults.

Founder and creator of the Simply Eartha™ lifestyle brand, Shapiro uses her mother’s words, wisdom and beauty, designing a line of ‘accessories that SAY something’ made in the USA by local artisans.

Shapiro has been in and around the fashion and entertainment business all of her life. She grew up speaking French and English as she traveled the world with her mother. After studying on the road as well as at Lycée Francais in Los Angeles and London, Shapiro attended Barnard College/Columbia University before beginning a successful modeling career. She studied interior design and worked in the fashion industry before taking on the responsibilities of running her mother’s company.

As president of Eartha Kitt Productions for more than 20 years, Shapiro organized and produced Eartha Kitt shows and projects all over the world. Her behind the scenes work for her famous mother was highlighted by a Grammy nomination as executive producer of Eartha Kitt’s CD, “Back in Business.”

When Eartha Kitt was diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer, Shapiro became her mother’s caregiver and advocate. Eartha Kitt died Christmas Day 2008. She had never had a colonoscopy prior to her diagnosis. Shapiro has taken it upon herself to share her mother’s story and bring attention to the importance of screening and early detection. Shapiro recently served as a member of the board of directors for the Colon Cancer Alliance in Washington DC.


Host: Brad Szollose

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About the ​Host

Brad Szollose

First things, first. How do you say Szollose? It’s pronounced zol-us.

Brad is an award-winning business author, serial entrepreneur, web pioneer, former C-Level executive, creative director and TEDXSpeaker.

From founding partner and CMO of K2  Design, Inc. the first Digital Agency to go public on NASDAQ to international leadership development expert, Brad Szollose has worked  with household names like MasterCard Worldwide, American Management Association and Tony Robbins, to create leadership training programs for a new  generation.

After the release of his international bestselling book, Liquid Leadership, Brad was asked to be a guest and a host on hundreds of podcasts. Every business podcast had the same storyline. This made him realize he wanted a different conversation...a deeper conversation. With executive producer Elizabeth Anne Hamilton, they launched Awakened Nation®.

This podcast is a chance to have an extraordinary conversation with today's ​idea makers, disruptors and the game-changers. You’ll hear from bestselling authors, professional athletes, activists, business professionals, rock stars, healers and others, who will share stories and the truths that will open your eyes.

After 35 years in NYC, Brad lives in the Southwest and the desert of Las Vegas.


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