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Making Elephants Fly | Conversations with High Octane Leaders, Dreamers, & Creatives
26 minutes | 2 months ago
BONUS EPISODE: Back to the Park Bench | Lesson for Leaders After a Massive Disney Layoff
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry shares his thoughts on one of the darkest days in the history of Disney. On a day when the Walt Disney Company announced that they would be laying off 28,000 us employees at Disney Imagineering, Disneyland, and the Walt Disney World resort Terry breaks down questions he would be asking and what he would do with his team if he was in the shoes of Disney leadership. Listen to hear about heading back the moment you got the vision and getting back to your burning bush, rediscovering your big vision, and getting really clear about what matters most. Take the time to list and ask yourself what are your 4 keys! Find out about Terry at: https://terryweaver.com/
71 minutes | 3 months ago
071: Smile You're on Camera | A Conversation with Josh Pies
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Josh Pies. Josh is a Film, TV & Advertising expert who teaches small-medium businesses to leverage their own tools and skills to create content and build relationships with their customers. In his 20’s his hobby became 360TV, a TV Show we helped start at a local church. Little did he know that video production on a large scale was his future. Eventually, we started C47 Film Associates. A decade after founding C47 Films they have 40+ awards for Film, TV, and Advertising work. Today he Produces, Directs, & Writes brand content for medium to large businesses as well as CONSULT & Speak on the topic of video content creation for businesses, branding, and even entrepreneurial mindset. Join Josh and Terry as they talk about his journey from owning a snow plow company to move into his award-winning TV show and producing content for the biggest brands, companies, and leaders in the world. Tune and learn how to use the tools you already have to #beknown and get the attention on the messages that you need people to hear! Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry & Josh at the Thing at http://thething.live
65 minutes | 3 months ago
070: From Broken Dreams to Breaking The Rules | A Conversation with Cathy Heller
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Cathy Heller. She’s the host of the popular podcast Don’t Keep Your Day Job, which was given the #1 spot on iTunes recommend list of shows for the New Year in 2018 and 2019. Each week Cathy encourages thousands and thousands of listeners to find more purpose in their life and get paid to do what they love full time. She started out as a singer-songwriter and first found success licensing her music to TV, Film & Ads. Quickly she became a stand out in her field and was featured in magazines like Billboard, Variety, and the LA Weekly. After making a multi six-figure living with her music, Cathy started a music agency, and then she began teaching other artists to grow their own careers. Two weeks after her third daughter was born, she started her top-ranked podcast. Cathy’s show has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, HuffPost, the NY Times, and Inc Magazine’s “top 9 podcasts”, and has over 13 million downloads. She’s been featured several times by Apple themselves and the fans are resonating with how genuine she is. Cathy’s book Don’t Keep Your Day Job was released in November 2019 with Macmillan. It’s filled with inspirational stories from people within her own tribe who have decided to take control of their life’s journey. She is a phenomenal coach for creative entrepreneurs and she’s helping people everywhere find a deeper sense of purpose and add their gifts to the world. When she’s not teaching or interviewing amazing guests for her podcast, you can find Cathy playing with her three little girls, writing her book, songwriting for tv shows and commercials, or enjoying a moment with friends. Join Cathy and Terry as they talk about her journey from getting dropped from a record label on Santa Monica Blvd, to discovering what she was really good, and on that journey discovering what she was made for. Many would have given up and Cathy learned that she was made to chart her own course. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry at the Thing at http://thething.live and use the code PODCAST for a discount.
73 minutes | 3 months ago
069: Relationships are Rocketships | A Conversation with Nick Cavuoto
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Nick Cavuoto. Nick is a speaker, entrepreneurial mentor and personal brand expert who specializes in content marketing, sales, and transformational leadership. He’s been hired by some of today’s most influential Fortune 500 brands including Microsoft, Pandora, Paychex, in addition to top business experts like Todd Herman, Scott Oldford, and Mike Kim. Nick believes the future of business centers on relationships & authentic c connection. This refreshing approach has made him a sought-after mentor for today’s top experts, thought leaders, and influencers. With a background as a marketing executive, nowadays you’ll find him speaking at conferences, hosting masterminds, and leading his family of 5—all while mentoring today's emerging business leaders and teaching everything he knows about personal branding, entrepreneurship, and life through his new podcast, Mentoring Millions.® Join Nick and Terry as they talk about the power of leveraging relationships to increase your impact and income. Be sure and stick around until the very end when Nick's response to one of Terry's questions get's Terry to share something he rarely shares. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry at the Thing at http://thething.live and use the code PODCAST for a discount.
58 minutes | 4 months ago
068: Bringing the Magic Back to Your Kingdom | A Conversation with Dan Cockerell
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down again with Dan Cockerell. Dan is the former Vice-President of the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Florida. Upon graduation from Boston University in 1991, Dan moved to Florida and worked as a parking attendant at Disney’s Epcot Center. Subsequently, he joined the Disneyland Paris Management Trainee Program as part of the opening team and moved to France in 1992. After spending 5 years in France, Dan relocated to Florida and held a variety of executive roles at the Walt Disney World Resort, both in the theme parks and resort hotels. His last 9 years with the company, he was successively Vice President of Epcot, Vice president of Disney’s Hollywood Studios and eventually Vice President of the Magic Kingdom where he led 12,000 cast members and entertained over 20 million guests annually. In addition to his operational responsibilities, Dan was a keynote speaker for the world-renowned Disney Institute for 18 years. He has addressed open-enrollment participants from all over the world as well as attendees in custom programs including the USAA Bank, General Motors, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Army, the Southern Methodist University Business School, Porsche A.G., and United Airlines. After a fulfilling and exciting 26-year career with the Walt Disney Company, Dan and his wife Valerie made the decision to set out on a new venture and start their own consulting and speaking business. Join Dan and Terry as they talk about creating culture in our own organizations and the one piece of advice he would give to every leader facing uncertainty. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry at the Thing at http://thething.live and use the code PODCAST for a discount.
109 minutes | 5 months ago
BONUS EPISODE: Better Together | A Conversation About Moving For with Aurora Gregory, Scott Harvey & Johnathan Lee Iverson
On this BONUS episode of Making Elephants Fly I share with a conversation about inequality and justice. On June 8, 2020 I hosted a conversation with a few of my friends on Facebook LIVE. I wanted to share that with all of you. We focused on how we are better together and how we can actually do something when we stop letting the narrative divide us without ignoring the current reality of what it means to be a person of color in America. I know that I may not say all of the right words, but refuse to be silent do what I have the power to do. What I do best is bring people together to learn so that’s what will do Monday evening. Joining me will be: Aurora Gregory she’s an author, consultant, and an advocate for aspiring entrepreneurs to use their communication skills to make an impact. Scott Harvey is a retired 20-year veteran law enforcement officer and now is someone who speaks to students and corporations about leading well. Lastly and certainly not least the last ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson who was the first African American to be a ringmaster for Ringling Brothers Circus and now is currently writing a book about his experiences and is one of the greatest communicators I know. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry at the Thing at http://thething.live and use the code PODCAST for a discount.
61 minutes | 6 months ago
067: Stop Trying to Create Alone | A Conversation with Damon Oates
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Damon Oates. After leaving a career as an engineer in the oil industry Damon took his hobby and turned into a portfolio of successful businesses. Damon is one of the few instructors to specialize in both e-commerce and content-based businesses. He built his first five-figure business at 17. Throughout his life, Damon has thrived as an entrepreneur and launched several successful businesses – one five-figure, one six-figure and three seven-figure businesses. He built a seven-figure consulting company right out of college, he has now built a seven-figure sustainable content-based business in less than a year and shortly after created an e-commerce business that is expected to hit multiple seven-figures in 2020. He has taught over four thousand other craftpreneurs how to implement his same business strategy and his students have hit six-figure businesses and two students reached seven-figure businesses in 2019. Join Damon and Terry as they talk about what happens when they take control of creating their own future, turn passions into profits, and help a lot of others along the way. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry at the Thing at http://thething.live and use the code PODCAST for a discount.
56 minutes | 6 months ago
066: Innovation: How to See Differently | A Conversation with Stephen M Shapiro
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Stephen M Shapiro. Steve Shapiro started his innovation journey by founding and leading a 20,000-person process and innovation practice during his 15-year tenure at Accenture. Since leaving the consulting firm, he has authored six books on the topic, including Best Practices Are Stupid, and has become a regular columnist for Inc.com. He has also developed Personality Poker, a powerful card game that helps create high-performing teams. He has presented his groundbreaking innovation work to audiences in 50 countries, and in 2015, he was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame. In his spare time, he geeks out on magic. He has been featured in Newsweek, Entrepreneur Magazine, SUCCESS Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, and CNBC. Clients include 3M, P&G, Nike, Marriott, Honda, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, NASA, USAA, Fidelity Investments, and GE. Terry and Stephen talk about his new book, Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems. Join Steve and Terry as they talk about how seeing through a different lens will help reignite innovating and help you solve the most difficult problems in business. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry at the Thing at http://thething.live and use the code PODCAST for a discount.
51 minutes | 8 months ago
065: Invest in Yourself | A Conversation with Andy Storch
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Andy Storch. Andy is a consultant, Coach, speaker, and leading Podcaster. Andy Storch is a Talent Development Consultant, Facilitator, and Connector. He is the host of two podcasts including The Talent Development Hot Seat and The Andy Storch Show as well as the founder and host of the Talent Development Think Tank conference and community. Andy connects companies with exceptional learning solutions to help them turn strategy into action and get their people doing the best work of their lives. He specializes in strategy alignment, leadership development, and business acumen. Andy earned his Bachelors at the University of Florida and his MBA at USC’s Marshall School of Business. He lives with his wife and two kids in Orlando, Fl. His clients have included Salesforce.com, Oracle, Google, Box, Toyota, Genentech, State Farm, Red Bull, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, HP, Sony, Bechtel, Cisco, and others. Most importantly, Andy is a husband, father, and friend who is on a mission to get the absolute most out of life and inspire others to do the same. Join Andy and Terry as they talk about networking on the power of live events. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry & Andy at the Thing at http://thething.live and use the code PODCAST for a discount.
63 minutes | 9 months ago
064: Watch it Burn | A Conversation with Nick Unsworth
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Nick Unsworth. Nick is the Founder of Life on Fire.com is an internationally known seasoned speaker & author with deep expertise on Business Coaching & Facebook marketing. He has spoken to audiences from 30 to 1,500 around the world. With his authentic charisma, unique ability to make learning fun, and ability to deliver result generating content, Nick is frequently one of the top-rated speakers at major conferences both online and offline. Nick’s ability to connect with the audience and content delivery style leaves the audience feeling empowered and ready to take action. His mission isn’t just about teaching…it’s about creating success stories. Nick sold his first business by the age of 30 and knows what it takes be successful and live a life on fire. Most importantly, Nick has a burning desire to help YOU be the success story you were put here on this earth to be. It’s his greatest obsession and you’ll leave IGNITE empowered knowing exactly how to get your business to 7 figures. His writing has gotten the attention of publications Huff Post, Entrepreneur and leaders like Tony Robbins and Russell Brunson. Join Nick and Terry as they talking about why Passion really does matter and what happens when we discover why we are on this planet. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry at the Thing at http://thething.live and use the code PODCAST for a discount.
66 minutes | 9 months ago
063: Leading with GRIT | A Conversation with Laura Quick
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits with Laura Quick. Laura grew up in a small town just outside of Savannah, Georgia. She attended college at Florida State University where she discovered her passion for people. With this knowledge, she pursued a fruitful career in sales and marketing for nearly 10 years, finishing her career as an international sales and marketing director before deciding to scratch the entrepreneurship itch. Laura started her first business in 2013 in Mountain Brook, Alabama, as a business consultant specializing in business development strategy. She has always been a woman in business who doesn’t mind standing in the gaps and teaching others to do the same. So, when she read an article in The New York Times in June of 2014 written about the South, she saw a big gap in the Southern Magazine industry. She went to work building a business plan for what is now known as Good Grit Magazine. Laura has grown accustomed to hearing, “the magazine industry is dying,” “paper is going away,” and “digital is taking over,” but that just isn’t true when it comes to Good Grit. Laura believes that people are hungry for gritty and relatable content that fills the gap in the magazine industry for authentic inspiration. Since Good Grit’s inaugural issue in July of 2015, the Good Grit team has produced 23 issues, grown to over 300,000 readers, and they are distributed in 42 states in over 2500 retailers. She firmly believes that the print industry is in fact very much alive and well, especially when you have a firm understanding of WHY your brand exists and who your audience is. Join Laura and Terry as they talk about everything from starting a magazine with magazines are shutting down, telling stories that get attention, and leading with GRIT. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry at the Thing at http://thething.live and use the code PODCAST for a discount.
64 minutes | 9 months ago
062: Transforming Your Brand | A Conversation with David Brier
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits with David Brier. Even if you've never heard of him, you've seen his work. The biggest names in business and entrepreneurship are shouting his praises. David’s been called a “mad genius” by the incredible Claude Silver of VaynerMedia, “brilliant with branding” by Shark Tank’s Daymond John and “a branding genius” by Mr. 10X, Grant Cardone. If that weren’t enough, David’s the recipient of over 320 international awards on design and branding, and has the rare distinction of being presented the Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship medallion. As the #1 rebranding expert on Google who’s been featured in ADWEEK, Fast Company, Forbes, INC, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, Thrive Global, and the New York Times, David is also the author of his #1 Amazon bestselling book, “BRAND INTERVENTION, 33 Steps to Transform the Brand You Have Into the Brand You Need,” with the forward written by Daymond John. Join David and Terry as they talk about what makes a compelling brand and how to leverage storytelling to get, and keep the attention of those that most need what you have to offer. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry at the Thing at http://thething.live and use the code PODCAST for a discount.
78 minutes | 10 months ago
061: The High Cost of Success | A Conversation with Leigh Holt
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down for the third time with Leigh Holt. This time the conversation focuses on the high cost of success and why saying no to poorly timed amazing opportunities is what opens the doors to perfectly timed life and career-changing opportunities. Terry and Leigh unpack what happens when opportunities are met with an abundance mindset and you really believe that the best is yet to come. With an impressive array of professional experience, Leigh Holt continually draws from her entertainment, sports, music, marketing and sponsorship backgrounds in her current role as an artist manager and founder & owner of maddjett. When working with Leigh, partners find a strong focus on strategy. Leigh is unafraid to ask questions to best understand the culture of the business and the project at hand. By pushing the envelope and building strong relationships, Leigh creates win-win scenarios for her clients and connections. An entrepreneur at heart, Leigh is never satisfied with a sub-par performance. She is most energized when developing an experience or “moment” that resonates in the consumer’s mind and drives revenue for her clients. After 10 years in the music industry helping others to achieve success, Leigh decided to take her fate into her own hands. In October of 2013, Leigh left her role as the VP of Strategic Partnerships with Warner Music Nashville to launch maddjett (named after her sons, Maddox and Jett.) Her past clients have included Taylor Swift’s 1989 tour, Hunter Hayes, Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend, Pepsi MidAmerica, PixMob, Harper Collins Christian Publishers, Sony Music Nashville, the Museum of the Bible and more. She leads the maddjett team that manages two time Grammy Award-winning artist Lauren Daigle, and handles marketing and consulting services for top entertainers. Apart from business, those who know Leigh recognize her undeniable love (in no particular order) for: her husband, her two sweet boys - Jett & Maddox and the Georgia Bulldogs. Join Leigh and Terry as they talk about what happens when you say no and make the things that matter most be the rudder that guides your decisions. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry and Leigh at the Thing at http://thething.live .
53 minutes | a year ago
060: Inside the Champions Mind | A Conversation with Jon Gordon
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Jon Gordon. Along with his wife Leslie Weaver as co-host talking to her favorite leaders and authors. Join us as we dive deep into leadership and the mind of the leader. Jon Gordon's best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is the author of 18 books including multiple best-sellers: The Energy Bus, The Carpenter, Training Camp, You Win in the Locker Room First, The Power of Positive Leadership and The Power of a Positive Team. His latest book is The Coffee Bean: A Simple Lesson to Create Positive Change. Jon and his tips have been featured on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, The Golf Channel, Fox and Friends and in numerous magazines and newspapers. His clients include The Los Angeles Dodgers, The Atlanta Falcons, Campbell Soup, Dell, Publix, Southwest Airlines, LA Clippers, Miami Heat, Pittsburgh Pirates, BB&T Bank, Clemson Football, Northwestern Mutual, West Point Academy and more. We talk about everything from the power of One Word for clarity to your vision for the year to what makes Dabo Sweeney a great leader and how he's created a championship culture at Clemson. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry at the Thing at http://thething.live .
62 minutes | a year ago
059: A Fairly Odd Life | LIVE From The Thing | A Conversation with Butch Hartman
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with animation legend Butch Hartman LIVE from the Mini Thing LA 2019. Even if you have not heard the name but you've probably seen his work on Nickelodeon, Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Family Guy. Butch Hartman creator of The Fairly Oddparents and has been a powerhouse in the world of cartoons for over twenty years. He worked on iconic Cartoon Network shows like Dexter’s Laboratory and Johnny Bravo, as well as creating hit Nickelodeon series: Danny Phantom and T.U.F.F. Puppy. For kids of the 90's and early 00's it can be said that Butch Hartman created your childhood. While still attending CalArts, Hartman interned with animation legend Don Bluth. After CalArts he worked on the Disney Classic Pochantus In the early 1990s he was hired as an artist in the model department at Hanna-Barbera. During his time working at Hanna-Barbera, he became friends with future Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. The two would later go on to make the short Zoomates together for Oh Yeah! Cartoons. The character Dr. Elmer Hartman in Family Guy was named after Butch Hartman. He also voiced various characters in the show's first few seasons. Join us as LIVE from the Mini Thing LA as we learn what happens when you take action and ask the right questions. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and use the code PODCAST to join Terry at the Thing at http://thething.live you never know who will show up on stage at the Thing.
67 minutes | a year ago
058: The Wisdom of Walt Disney | A Conversation with Jeff Barnes
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Jeff Barnes. Jeff is the best-selling author of The Wisdom of Walt: Leadership Lessons from the Happiest Place on Earth and Beyond the Wisdom of Walt: Life Lessons from the Most Magical Place on Earth. Known as Dr. Disneyland, he teaches the only accredited college course on the History of Disneyland. He is an international Disney motivational speaker, higher education administrator, university professor, and leadership/success coach. He has more than thirty-five years of professional speaking experience and nearly twenty years’ experience leading teams in higher education and teaching more than twenty different college courses. He attributes his passion for Disney parks to his love of history, story, and success. He believes the parks teach us some of life’s greatest lessons—as long as you know their history, know what to look for, and you are willing to connect it all to your own story. Jeff lives in Riverside, California with his family. When he is not speaking, teaching or writing, Jeff enjoys spending as much time as possible in “The Happiest Place on Earth." Join us as we learn to apply the wisdom and leadership of Walt Disney to our life and work. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry at the Thing at http://thething.live .
62 minutes | a year ago
057: Story Selling | A Conversation with Nick Nanton
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Nick Nanton. Not only is Nick making a big impact with his personal brand he spends most of his time amplifying other's stories. From the slums of Port Au Prince Haiti with special forces raiding a sex trafficking ring and freeing children to the Virgin Galactic Space Port in Mojave with Sir Richard Branson, 11-Time Emmy Award Winning Director/Producer, Nick Nanton, has become known for telling stories that connect. Why? Because he focuses on the most fascinating subject in the world: PEOPLE. As co-founder of the largest personal branding agency in the world, DNA: The Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency®, representing more than 3000 clients in 60 countries around the world, Nick has helped his clients tell their stories in order to share their unique gifts with the world. Nick shared his message with millions of people through his speeches, blogs, lectures, media placements and contributions to more than four dozen best-selling books. Nick’s Wall Street Journal Best-Seller, StorySelling, shares the secrets of how to sell without selling by simply connecting with the art of story. Nick has directed more than 50 documentaries and a sold-out Broadway Show garnering 25 regional Emmy nominations and 11 wins. Nanton has shared the stage, co-authored books, and made films featuring: Jack Nicklaus, Larry King, Tony Robbins, Steve Forbes, will.i.am, Sir Richard Branson, Jack Nicklaus, and Jack Canfield (Co-Creator, Chicken Soup for the Soul) to name a few. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry at the Thing at http://thething.live .
76 minutes | a year ago
056: Changing the Way You See | A Conversation with Jason Kotecki
On this episode of Making Elephants Fly, Terry sits down with Jason Kotecki for his second visit to the show. Jason is a professional reminder-er and permission granter who moonlights as an artist, author and speaker. Jason and his wife Kim founded the Cure Adultitis Institute and created Escape Adulthood, a company and lifestyle brand that helps people and organizations break free from the vile clutches of Adultitis in order to build better lives, businesses, and teams. Through their uplifting website, artwork, books, speaking programs, events and other tools, they empower their tribe of Adultitis Fighters to live fuller, richer lives with less stress and more fun. For over 15 years and with over 750 organizations, Jason has offered real-world strategies and practical ideas to help individuals realize Adultitis-free lives, helping them beat burnout and become more innovative by breaking rules that don’t exist. Jason’s artwork has been collected and licensed all over the world, and his insights have been featured in publications like Inc. and Woman’s Day. He is the author of seven books, including Penguins Can’t Fly + 39 Other Rules That Don’t Exist, which has been translated into languages he can’t even read. His newest book, A Chance of Awesome: How Changing the Way You See Changes Everything released earlier this year. Join Terry as he sits down with Jason to learn what happens when you change the way you see. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry at the Thing at http://thething.live .
63 minutes | a year ago
055: Creating Your Own Industry | A Conversation with Katrina Stone
On this episode of “Making Elephants Fly,” Terry sits down with Katrina Stone. Katrina a native of Colorado is now right in the middle of Hollywood. She's a singer, producer, songwriter, and a successful entrepreneur. Every day from her studio and music venue in Burbank, CA Maeweather Music she's working on creating the soundtrack to our lives. Unlike most musicians that commit to moving to Hollywood, Stone meticulously organized her dreams by creating business plans that included multiple revenue streams, the creation of publishing companies, and learning a broad set of skills to increase her net worth. We talk about her journey when there wasn't a stage with her music partner Benj Heard they created their own. With an endorsement from PreSonus Audio, they created one of the best sounding venues in L.A. When there wasn't a tour to go on she created her own. When she needed a way to pay the bills she discovered music placements and licensing opportunities. Her approach to everything is, “We have always felt that if there is a problem with something, do it better." The infectious pop track Never Wanna Grow Up has been attracting national attention with licensing placements with Wayfair, Hulu, Apple, Pez, and many more. We share some stories that haven't been heard anywhere else, including her leaving the second The Thing event having to rebuild and take control of her own industry. Be sure and listen to the end for a song from her latest EP. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry and Katrina at the Thing at http://thething.live .
63 minutes | a year ago
054: The Habit of Creativity | A Conversation with Mike Brennan
On this episode of “Making Elephants Fly,” Terry sits down with Mike Brennan. Mike is a New Jersey-based designer and illustrator. His artistic journey began as a boy in New York, where he would construct heartwarming greeting cards which lit up the faces of his family and friends. From an early age, he understood the importance of serving others through his art and bringing them value, an ethos still evident in his creative practice today. Mike’s portfolio showcases his versatility and creativity. He is known for his custom ‘Rockstar’ pet portraits, pop culture art, yoga art, live event sketching, and graphic design. He is also the author and illustrator of three self-published books: “Dear Snow: One Man’s Angry Rant Against Winter,” “Dear Human: What Your Dog Is Really Thinking” and “The Art of Yoga.” Mike helps fellow creatives and content creators leverage simple, practical steps for establishing a daily creative habit. He does this via public speaking and his course “Your Artist Journey” where he shares key methods and principles from his own daily art-making practice that spans over seven consecutive years and counting (over 2,555 works of art). He studied in New York City and graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology and The School of Visual Arts. Mike has enjoyed working with a range of clients in the past, from major brands including Mobile, Heineken, Chase Manhattan Bank, to independent agencies serving boutique businesses. His pop culture art was spotlighted on AMC’s Talking Dead, and featured on Syfy.com. His yoga art appeared in ‘The Art of Healthy Living’ exhibit at the I.D.E.A. Museum, Mesa, Arizona. On this episode, we discover how Creativity is a habit, the power of showing up, and the bravery that it takes to actually make your creative dreams a reality. Find out more at http://terryweaver.com and join Terry and Mike at the Thing at http://thething.live .
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