• My name is Lydia Musher. Great to meet you!
  • Background: I’m a successful parallel entrepreneur, former business-school professor, and mother of four. I have all kinds of fancy degrees and credentials.
  • My message: I want to inspire people to work with and support their loved ones, even if they think they’re not “supposed to.” I think it would make the world a better place, making people happier and more successful in their work, too.
  • Location: United States
  • Available for: In-person and remote interviews, but probably mostly remote for now 😉




  • Business
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Leadership
    • Teamwork
    • Investing
  • Relationships
    • Marriage and partnership
    • Parenting
    • Siblings and large family dynamics

Sample Questions


  1. I have always heard that it’s a really bad idea to work with friends and family. Isn’t it risky to work with people we love?
  2. You say that the wealthiest and most powerful people work with their friends and family. Is it true they get an advantage by ignoring this advice?
  3. None of my friends or family members does what I do. Can I still work with friends and family members when we do completely different types of work?


  1. How can I help my family not only survive this Covid/work-from-home/homeschool time but come together more?
  2. There are a million parenting books out there. They all focus on raising one kid at a time. Isn’t it easier to focus on one kid at a time than trying to raise teams of kids who work together and support each other?
  3. You’re a fan of the Free Range Kids movement. What does that have to do with raising teams of kids?


  1. I have always avoided investing in companies founded by loved ones. Do you think I’m missing out on potential returns?
  2. Can an investor evaluate a family or friend partnership to determine whether that investment is riskier than average?
  3. How can I use lessons from successful family teams to improve the return of all of my portfolio?


  • Social media platforms, currently small but in development.
  • Custom co-branded quiz or workbook for each podcast that invites me. Your guest will be able to download it and share it with their friends — with your approval, of course.
  • I’m open to any other ideas that have worked with your previous guests, as well.

Previous appearances

I am brand new to podcasts, but I have seven years as a business-communication professor at a top-20 U.S. business school, lots of storytelling and public speaking experience, and a warm sense of humor. 

Upcoming appearances

  • Sep 23, 2020: Five-Minute Bark
  • More coming soon!