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Interviews

"How to Stop doing Everything so you can Achieve Anything."
 
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ERIN FALCONER

Erin Falconer is the author of'How to Get Sh*t Done: Why Women Need to Stop Doing Everything so They Can Achieve Anything.'

She is the editor in chief and co-owner of Pick the Brain, one of the most popular and trusted self-improvement communities on the web. Pick the Brain (has over 1.8 million monthly page views) & has been ranked as one of the 100 “Best of the Web.” 

Refinery29 has named Erin one of the Top 10 Women Changing the Digital Landscape for Good. She is also the cofounder of LEAFtv, a video lifestyle brand for millennials. She has had a varied career as a screenwriter, stand-up comedian, and a political consultant. Today, she is proudly and heavily invested in the online blogging world. 

She is a Canadian living in Los Angeles.

The 'Take Aways'

How can we accomplish more, by saying no, and doing less, so we can start focusing on the things that truly matter? Throughout this conversation, Erin Falconer shares with us the strategies she has used to achieve tremendous success, while staying balanced. She has learned to achieve massive success, while still focusing on her values.  In this interview you will learn:

  • How to reduce energy depletion find focus, and overcome burnout.

  • Understand who you are and what matters to you; so you can define success based on your personal values. 

  • When to say no, so you can experience greater success in all areas of your life. 

  • Find the courage to start putting yourself first, and gaining confidence through that process. 

 
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"Using Art as a Catalyst for Personal Transformation & Business Success"
 
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TAMARA LAPORTE

Tamara Laporte (‘willowing’) is a creative catalyst for thousands of beautiful people. She is a celebrated mixed media artist and teacher who has been running her own creative business since 2008. Her work can be described as ‘mixed media folk art’ with a focus on ‘magical realism’. It ranges from whimsical children’s illustrations to a more stylised fantasy art. Love, mystery, innocence, hope, spirituality, kindness, and self-connection inspires her art work. Symbolism and layering play a big part in her work. Her paintings often contain healing themes, uplifting messages and inspirational poetry.


She believes that the act of creating art can be a gateway into healing and personal growth – often, her art classes contain an element of self development as well as learning art techniques. She is deeply devoted to helping people get in touch with their creative fire and would love to help YOU too to get in touch with the artist in you!

The 'Take Aways'

  • During this inspiring interview, Tamara shares about her journey as a creative entrepreneur. In this interview, we talk about the healing power of art, the powerful role that our personal creative expression can have in our business, and how we can build a successful creative business, on our own terms. When you watch this interview, you will learn how you can:

    • Build a daily creative practice to help you cultivate self-trust. 

    • Build a successful online business on your own terms, using your unique creative gifts.

    • Cope with life's greatest challenges through the healing power of art.  

 
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"Top Strategies to help you Step outside your Comfort Zone & Build Confidence."
 
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ANDY MOLINKSY

Andy Molinsky is a Professor at Brandeis University’s International Business School, with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology.  Andy received his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and M.A. in Psychology from Harvard University. He also holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and a B.A. in International Affairs from Brown University.  Andy’s work helps people develop the insights and courage necessary to act outside their personal and cultural comfort zones when doing important, but challenging, tasks in work and life.

His new book Reach was published with Penguin Random House in January 2017.  He teaches, consults, and lectures widely to university and corporate audiences.

The 'Take Aways'

Andy has extensively researched, and spoken with hundreds of people (ranging from freelancers, to doctors, police, priests, and rabbis… ) on the topic of the comfort zone. Throughout this research, he has identified the top five challenges which prevent us from stepping out of the comfort zone. In this powerful interview, Andy shares with us the top five challenges we universally encounter in the process of doing something new, rising to a new challenge, or simply stepping into the unknown. He also shares effective strategies to help us get out of the comfort zone, and build confidence daily.

 
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"How to stay true to yourself, (and step out of your comfort zone,) in powerful ways."
 
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BETH BUELOW

Beth Buelow, PCC, serves as a guide to introvert entrepreneurs who want to amplify their strengths and build sustainable, energetically aligned businesses. She is a professional coach, author, podcaster, and speaker, is based in beautiful west Michigan and serves introverts worldwide. She’s contributed to articles in The Wall Street Journal, Success Magazine, Inc, Entrepreneur, The Telegraph, and Psychology Today, among others. Beth is the author of “The Introvert Entrepreneur: Amplify Your Strengths and Create Success on Your Own Terms” (Penguin Random House, Nov 2015), which was named one of the 100 Best Business Books of 2015 by Inc.com.

The 'Take Aways'

In this enlightening interview, Beth gives us a refreshing perspective on what it means to take risks, step out of the comfort zone, and build a successful business that is truly aligned with our values: You don’t have to be loud or extroverted to take risks, or step out of the comfort zone. In this interview Beth shares powerful ways in which we can step out of the comfort zone, while staying true to ourselves. We also talk about success: how and why it's an inside job, and what it takes to build true sustainable long-term success. Hint: it's you!

 
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"How Aligning with your Core Values will give you Super Powers.”
 
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TIM BROWNSON

Tim Brownson is a Life Coach, who offers professional life coaching services to people who feel stuck, stressed and overwhelmed or just want more out of life. He is also known as the Life coach for 'people who don’t hire life coaches.'

He is a certified Life Coach, NLP Master Practitioner and internationally published author. He has been a full time coach since 2005 and now splits his time between private practice and training other coaches.

The 'Take Aways'

In this powerful interview Tim explains why it’s so important to align with our core values, and how this can help us overcome our greatest challenges. We will discover how to find our Core Values, and how to stick to them, how to make decisions aligned with our values, so we can build confidence, take risks, and build success, while feeling aligned… and powerful. Tim also explains why (and how) aligning with our core values can be even more effective than saying affirmations out loud.

 
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"The Key to Creative Success? Focus & Be Prolific."
 
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ALEX MATHERS

Alex Mathers is an illustrator and writer from the UK, currently based in Bangkok, Thailand. He's worked with clients like Dots Games, Saatchi & Saatchi, Google and the BBC. He enjoys drawing and writing on topics that help people live more confidently and creatively. He is also the founder of Red Lemon Club, an online platform that helps creatives find their genius.

The 'Take Aways'

In this inspiring interview, Alex shares about his experience building a creative business as an illustrator, creative entrepreneur, and the founder of 'Red Lemon Club.' Alex is a talented creative as well as a strategic entrepreneur who has brilliantly straddled the creative and business worlds. In this interview, he shares with us powerful insights to help you build a business that is profitable and sustainable, on the long term. He shares with us simple but powerful strategies to thrive as a creative entrepreneur: the importance of being prolific, and making a lot of work as a creative, and how to leverage the online space to build a sustainable creative career.

 
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"Finding Inspiration in the Day-to-day: How to Build a Prolific Creative Practice."
 
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MARC JOHNS

Marc Johns creates whimsical drawings filled with dry wit and humour. He’s created artwork for National Geographic, Wired Magazine, Tommy Hilfiger, Toyota, and Google among others, published three books, and hundreds of people have had his artwork tattooed. He feels very strange talking about himself in the third person.

The 'Take Aways'

Marc Johns is a whimsical and amazing artist. His art is all over the web, and it is beautiful, inspirational, and quirky. He has created a unique style and business that is distinctly Marc Johns. In this interview, Marc shares about his own journey building an art practice and business. He shares powerful strategies to help you: build a consistent and prolific practice, find inspiration every single day, carve moments throughout the day to make art, find your unique voice and style; and make a living and thriving as a creative. 

 
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"Becoming your own Creative Hero."
 
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JESSICA HISCHE

Jessica Hische is a lettering artist, illustrator, and avid “procrastiworker” living in Oakland, California. Her clients include Wes Anderson, Starbucks, Tiffany & Co., The New York Times, and the United States Postal Service. She’s been named a Forbes 30 under 30, an ADC Young Gun, and a Print Magazine New Visual Artist, and her work has been featured again and again in design and illustration publications across the globe.

The 'Take Aways'

Jessica Hische is an award-winning designer who has crafted a beautiful and successful career in the creative space. In this interview, she shares the way that she carved a niche for herself, how she has become a creative leader in her field, managed to land dream clients like Wes Anderson, and how she continues to build and grow an epic design business and brand. Here is a clue: Be kind and work hard. 

 
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"Together is Better than Alone."
 
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CORY HUFF

Cory Huff is a business coach and strategist for artists and creative entrepreneurs. He is the founder of 'The Abundant Artist.' and the author of 'How to Sell Art Online: Live a Creative Life on your own terms.' 

Cory's mission is 'not only to teach talented artists to sell their art, but to dispel the “starving artist myth” forever. It is possible to make the art you want, live the creative life you want to lead, and make good money doing it. There is no reason artists need to take a vow of a poverty in order to create their art – it is possible to be an artist who makes regular, consistent sales by using the Web to sell directly to your fans.'

The 'Take Aways'

In this inspiring conversation, Cory shares with us about his own journey as an entrepreneur and consultant to other creatives. In this conversation, we cover the topics of: 

  • Collaboration in business: how to create powerful partnerships in today’s changing economic landscape. 

  • Why together is better than alone: how to find and build powerful community and support networks. 

  • How to leverage the online space to make a thriving living as a creative.

 
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"The Steps to Building your Passion Business"
 
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ANNA SABINO

Anna Sabino is a designer, co-active business building coach, speaker and author of a newly released book Your Creative Career. She speaks and leads workshops on transitioning from a job to a creative career, starting a successful side hustle,

Anna is a contributor to Medium Thrive Global. She writes to save her readers' time. Her goal is to inspire her fellow creatives to run successful businesses so that they have more time left for creativity and growth. Check out free resources for entrepreneurs at www.AnnaSabino.com

The 'Take Aways'

In this inspiring conversation, Anna shares about her own journey: how she transitioned from her career in Wall Street, to building a jewelry business on the side, to growing a successful creative business, and now supporting other creatives to build and grow sustainable businesses that they feel passionate about. Anna straddles the business and creative worlds gracefully. Today, she shares with us powerful strategies to help us build a truly sustainable business (from idea to implementation.) that is based on our passion. 

 
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"Overcome your Money Blocks."
 
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TIFFANY ANGELES

Tiffany Angeles is a money coach, business owner and speaker. She puts small business owners on the fast track to master profitability in order to gain the financial freedom and flexibility they want.


Tiffany successfully navigated leaving the security of her corporate job to turn her side business into a six figure profit. She did this by confronting and overcoming her money blocks. Now she is teaching you how to remodel your ideas about money so you can handle more of it.  Her business and work have been featured on Bravo, CBS, published in Wall Street Journal, People magazine and more.

The 'Take Aways'

In this powerful conversation, Tiffany reveals the top money blocks that often prevent us from experiencing the kind of business success and abundance we truly want. Tiffany will help us shine a light on our specific money blocks, and begin to give us antidotes for each one of these blocks, so that we can experience greater success and abundance in all areas of our lives. In this conversation, we look at the ways that: worthiness is related to money, and how we can leak money when we don't feel energetically aligned with an abundance mindset. This, and so much more…

 
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"Creative Alchemy: How to Access your Creativity, from within."
 
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CRYSTAL SCHREINER

Creative entrepreneur, coach and innovation facilitator, Crystal is a vision alchemist to leaders and global brands. She ignites thought leadership by facilitating ‘Flow to Form,' activating full expression synthesizing creative, intelligence and intuitive leadership. Her background as a director, Instagram consultant and brand builder creates culture shifting holistic business transformation. Founder of innovation firm Bast Pictures and the movement Beauty Everywhere, her creative experience stems from working in the Hollywood music video industry, learning iconic visual storytelling alongside the most famous artists in the world. She teaches 'the fine art of Instagram' in her program Insta on the Rise.

The 'Take Aways'

The desire to create and express is innate in us as humans. However, we don't always know how to express from a place of truth and authenticity. In this inspiring conversation, Crystal shares about her own journey as a creative entrepreneur and leader, crafting her own message and style. Crystal has studied creativity through the masters of all times, as well as contemporary pop-culture stars. In this conversation, she shares her key learnings on honing a unique, authentic, and real style, voice, and message, one that is coming from within, and not simply reflecting the superficial trends of our external environment. 'When we create from within, we develop work that is archetypal,' Crystal says. After this interview... get ready to build some monumental work.

 
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"You can Sparkle Shamelessly: Here is how."
 
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LAINIE LOVE DALBY

Lainie Love Dalby is a Sacred Artist, Embodied Leadership Mentor & Transformational Catalyst on a mission to free human spirits that have been oppressed and devalued to Sparkle SHAMELESSLY® & step into their authentic power. As a spiritual thought leader with her own brand of multimedia ministry, she is dismantling old systems, ideas and ways of being that promote separateness and limit our full (r)evolutionary potential with style, sass and the sacred. She is also deeply passionate about ending the violence we perpetrate against each other and our own bodies by reminding us of our inherent Divinity within and helping to bring the Sacred Feminine back into balance in our own lives and the world. Like a modern day medicine woman, her ultimate goal is to help us feel more comfortable in our own skin and live in greater alignment with who we truly are by unleashing our bold creativity, innate wildness & fierce feminine courage. Start here→ www.LainieLoveDalby.com

The 'Take Aways'

In this powerful interview, Lainie shares about her own journey to become a creative leader and mentor. She shares about the ways that she learned to overcome fear and shame, to 'sparkle shamelessly in the world,' and help others do the same. She shares about the ways that she discovered her true identity and voice, throughout a process of intense self exploration. In this conversation, she will share with you keys to help you dig deep, and tap into your unique expression. 

 
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"The Power of Sound Within us"
 
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LAURA INSERRA

Laura Inserra is a multi-instrumentalist, sound therapist, composer, teacher, and producer from Sicily. Thanks to her musical and spiritual studies with teachers and shamans from ancient and modern schools of wisdom, she has developed a unique form of healing practice called 'Harmonizing Therapy'. She applies this method in one-on-one sessions, as well as in group settings, workshops, and company retreats.
 
Through sacred sounds, rhythms, and melodies of ancient and modern musical instruments, she harmonizes people’s mind and tunes their body by lead them on ‘Inner Landscapes Journeys’. She also uses this ‘vibration medicine’ in collaboration with psychologists, life-coaches, scientists, and shamans.

The 'Take Aways'

Sound (and music) has the power to affect us emotionally, it can heal, and effect a tremendous impact in our lives. We are made up of emotions, and therefore sound. Sound forms an integral part of our being, and connection to ourselves. In this inspiring and poetic interview, Laura shares with us the ways that sound can help us to return to ourselves, our expression, and tap into our creative potential. She shares strategies to help us heal, and ground, through the power of sound. 

 
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"Keys to Aligning with your Soul Gifts."
 
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SARAH THOMPSON

Sarah Marie Thompson is a Creative Lifestyle Expert & Soul Guide that has mentored hundreds of passionate souls in finding their creative gold. Inspiring the world to create a masterpiece of their lives through passion, creativity, and intention, Sarah assists her clients in getting clear on what their most aligned journey is in order for them to build a fun profitable business out of their passions. A skilled artist, designer, energy worker and mentor, Sarah works with her clients every step of the way to identify their gifts, create their big dreams and heal emotionally as they go.

Creator of the inspirational Wild and Creative online community and brand, Sarah has developed a series of life-changing programs to assist individuals in mastering their creativity and connecting to their unique magic, so that they can magically create their most desired reality!

The 'Take Aways'

In this delightful conversation, Sarah shares with us the ways that she helps people find alignment in their life, and identify their soul’s gifts, so they can build authentic and thriving businesses, from the inside out. She tells us: “Alignment is everything. Alignment is following your happiness, but also changing your paradigm, and finding your soul’s gifts.” It’s important to align with your HELL YES.. in everything that you are offering. This, friends, is a powerful way to build a business.

 
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"On Creativity, Spirituality, & Making a Buck"
 
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DAVID NICHTERN

David Nichtern is a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. This tradition combines a contemporary, secular approach to meditation with the ancient practices and philosophies of Tibetan Buddhism. David was one of the initial American students of renowned meditation master Trungpa Rinpoche and studied closely with him soon after his arrival in the United States in 1970.

David has been co-director of the LA Shambhala Center and Karme Choling Meditation Center in Vermont, as well as Director of Expansion for Shambhala Training International and Director of Buddhist Practice and Study for OM yoga.

The 'Take Aways'

David is a senior Buddhist teacher as well as an award-winning composer. Throughout his personal and professional trajectory, his creative and spiritual worlds have intertwined to produce a brilliant career and life experience. In this conversation, he shares about the Buddhist principles which have informed his life experiences, including the Shambhalic notion of joining heaven and earth: the process of bringing together a vision into the real / practical world. Throughout this conversation, we explore the powerful ways that spirituality can help us stay creative, and David shares with us the spiritual and also very practical elements involved in building any kind of successful creative business. 

 
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"To Craft a Creative Career you Love… Follow your Curiosity."
 
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PAUL JUN

Paul Jun is a writer, author, and photographer. He's the Head of Content at CreativeMornings, a coach for altMBA, and his work has been featured on 99u, Inc., Fast Company, and more.

The 'Take Aways'

In this inspiring interview, Paul shares about his experience crafting a unique career at the intersection of the personal development and creativity space. He talks about the importance of community, the importance of working on the projects you believe in, and the power of writing as a process of personal inquiry, exploration, and development. 

 
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"Want to Grow a Business? Grow Yourself First."
 
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MICHELLE ROHR.

Michelle Rohr started her blog The Secret OWL Society after realizing that she had just lived the same year twice and that it was a mediocre year. She vowed to take 100% responsibility for her life and make every year 10x better than the last and since then her blog has grown into a full-fledged business with products, courses, and clients. Now she is helping people all over the world from her little corner on the web take 100% responsibility for their lives on an everyday basis as well.

The 'Take Aways'

In this inspiring conversation, Michelle shares about her own journey as a creative entrepreneur: how her life experiences led her to take full responsibility, and eventually compelled her to launch her own business. She talks about the ways that our personal development can have a massive impact in our ability to build, sustain, and grow a business. She says: ‘when we produce value’ and ‘serve people’ we can make any business profitable and successful. Throughout her career, Michelle has leveraged tools like Pinterest and Etsy to produce steady sources of income. In this conversation, she shares about the ways we can leverage existing platforms to grow our own online business. 

 
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"Style your Life & Up Level your Human Experience."
 
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LUKE STOREY

Luke Storey is a former celebrity fashion stylist- turned public speaker, podcaster, and entrepreneur, who has spent the past 21 years relentlessly searching the world over to design the ultimate lifestyle through his extensive personal research and development. 

Using The Life Stylist Podcast as his delivery platform, Luke continues to share his strategies for healing, happiness, and high-performance living each week so that listeners can use this knowledge to design their ultimate lifestyle.  

As a public speaker, Luke has shared the stage with current thought leaders such as Tim Ferris, Marianne Williamson, and Neil Strauss. 

Luke currently works one on one with private clients and continues to act as CEO at School of Style, the world’s most prominent school for fashion stylists, which he founded in 2008.

The 'Take Aways'

In this fascinating interview, Luke shares about his own quest as a human and entrepreneur: he covers it all: from the importance of healing childhood traumas, to the latest in red light therapy. He has truly explored all corners of the earth, and all sorts of modalities, to find the best strategies on lifestyle improvement, transformational tools, peak performance, and so much more. He shares about the ways that he has incorporated a myriad tools into his day-to-day life. Get ready to up level all aspects of your life.

 
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