Our Team

Joe Sanok

Founder + Podcaster + Consultant

Joe Sanok is the author of Thursday is the New Friday: How to work fewer hours, make more money, and spend time doing what you want. It examines how the four-day workweek boosts creativity and productivity. Joe has been featured on ForbesGOOD Magazine, and The Smart Passive Income Podcast.

He is the host of the popular The Practice of the Practice Podcast, which is recognized as one of the Top 50 Podcasts worldwide with over 100,000 downloads each month.

Bestselling authors, experts, scholars, and business leaders and innovators are featured and interviewed in the 550 plus podcasts he has done over the last six years.

Sam Rudowski

Chief Operations Officer

Sam Rudowski is a detail-oriented problem solver who enjoys identifying areas for improvement and troubleshooting any immediate concerns while keeping long-term solutions in mind.

Beyond her work desk, she is fueled by her love of chai tea, the outdoors, and travelling. She’s a house plant fanatic and often turns to nature as a source of inspiration and relaxation. You’ll often find her on the beach or exploring nature trails with her young family.

Niranda Hoctor

Podcast Manager

Niranda Hoctor, mom to two boys, lives in Cape Town. She has over 15 years of experience as an Office Manager/ Consultant Support to three top corporate entities in South Africa, namely First National Bank, Discovery, and The South African Gold Coin Exchange.

Niranda has always been the go-to person within the company for help and support.

Jennifer Lynn

Director of Details & Community Management

Jen is an accomplished executive assistant who is also the Director of Details and Community Management at PoP. She brings multiple years of project management and virtual assistant support experience with her. Organizing, problem-solving, and streamlining processes are some of her favorite things.

Over the years, Jen has honed her skills in community management, learning how to build strong relationships with team members and clients. She believes that building strong connections with others is the key to success, both in her personal and professional life.

In her free time, you can find her spending it with her family, refinishing furniture, kayaking, and heading towards the ocean any chance she gets. 

Kate Vance

Accountability Coach

Kate has a passion for helping people reach their highest potential and achieve their dreams. Her goal is to help individuals become the best version of themselves by partnering with them to offer coaching, accountability, and access to resources.

Through her group coaching sessions, she strives to create a supportive community and inspire individuals to find the motivation that moves them toward their growth and success.

Whether it’s finding the courage to take that next step or having the support to keep going when things get tough, she is here to help groups move forward and reach their goals.

Ashley Mielke

Consulting for Group Practice

Ashley Mielke is a Registered Psychologist and Founder and CEO of a large, multi-location group practice in Alberta, Canada, called ‘The Grief and Trauma Healing Centre Inc.’

Ashley brings forth a decade of business experience and is passionate about supporting heart-centred practice owners in starting, growing, and scaling their businesses.

Ashley was called to start her company after her father’s tragic death by suicide in 2010. It was the purpose she found through her healing that inspired the ‘WHY’ that drives her 7-figure company today. It brings Ashley great joy to support other heart-centred leaders in building successful practices aligned with both their business goals and deepest calling. 

Andrew Burdette

Consulting for Solo Practice

Andrew founded Mindful Counseling PLLC in Asheville, NC shortly after completing his graduate program in clinical mental health counseling. At the start of the pandemic, he pivoted to an online solo practice, and in 2022, began to grow a group practice.

He most enjoys helping clients and colleagues identify what ignites their passions, and assisting them to create a life rooted in authenticity.

Andrew approaches his business development with alignment in mind, and enjoys the integration process connecting the many puzzle pieces and systems required to run a successful practice.

Nicole Ball

Consulting for Group Practice

Nicole is the owner of Mental Wellness Counseling, A Northern Michigan Counseling Practice. Her practice has three locations throughout the Northern Michigan region.

She is a Licensed Clinical Master Social Worker in the state of Michigan, Member of the National Association of Social Workers, and is on the board of directors for the National Alliance for Mental Illness in Traverse City. She is also a full time professor at Ferris State University where she teaches undergraduate social work courses, as well as mentors the MSW graduate level students for their capstone research.