Navigating the “messy middle” with real, raw storytelling.

In the age of social media and choice overload, we’re constantly bombarded with opinions on the “right” and “best” way to live a fulfilled life. Eat this. Live here. Do this. Go after this job. Buy this. It goes on. But what happens when you want to pivot? How do you navigate all the advice — internally and externally?

Don’t Tell Me What To Do dives into conversations about pivoting from the advice you’re given and charting a new path. This podcast brings diverse perspectives and dives into relationships, family, politics, finance, food, healthcare, and more. Our goal: sharing a balanced perspective for listeners to design the life they want.


  • Podcast
  • Storytelling

Season 1 Topics

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Body Image
  • Racism
  • Self-love
  • Burnout
  • Career Directions

The Results

“Amy and Jori are shining a light on all of the things that are too scary or taboo to talk about. It’s empowering.”

What’s possible when we tell the story of learning and growing, before we already arrive at success?

Most podcasts or interviews take you through a notable person’s journey from the moment they uncover their challenge and hop over to how they solved it. It skips the best part of the conversation that illuminates the vulnerability and emotions in that “messy middle.” Audiences crave real stories of falling down and rising again, and learning amid adversity.

Don’t Tell Me What To Do uncovers those stories and goes deeper. The challenge and resolution is merely a starting point with our guests. When those real conversations happen, it inspires audiences to do the deeper digging and learn something new about themselves, ultimately having a ripple effect in their world.