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22 minutes | Dec 21, 2015
Episode 009: Jillian Hall of Seacoast Eat Local Introduces You To Your Local Farmers!
Jillian Hall is the Director of Programs at the local non-profit, Seacoast Eat Local. This is a very important organization that seeks to connect residents of the Seacoast with their local food providers. Through farmer's markets and local food awareness programs, Seacoast Eat Local shines a spotlight on the people that feed us in NH and provides great access to get their food to our tables. Food is something we deal with everyday and Seacoast Eat Local along with Jillian Hall want to make your experience more enjoyable. Jill joined Seacoast Eat Local in late October, 2015. In this newly defined position, Jill is responsible for the operational success of Seacoast Eat Local and will be the key external face of the organization in the community. Jill brings a breadth of professional experience and education background. From her work of the past three years as 4-H Youth Development Program Coordinator in Strafford County to AmeriCorps VISTA Service and Activism Initiatives Coordinator, Jill’s accomplishments demonstrate both her ability to work with a variety of stakeholders and community partners. Her commitment to advocacy and education surrounding issues of local food security and availability matches well with Seacoast Eat Local’s mission to connect people with sources of locally grown foods and to advocate eating locally for the health of our environment, community, culture, and economy. Enjoy our interview with Jillian Hall! Ideas and Topics Discussed in This Episode: * How Jill came to her position at Seacoast Eat Local and her background. * Why NH is a place that Jill is happy to call home. * How Seacoast Eat Local benefits everyone on the Seacoast and how to find out more. * The best advice Jill has ever received. Links/Resources/Sponsors Mentioned: * Seacoast Eat Local * Get In Touch With Jill! * Seacoast Advice Givers * A Value Driven Approach To Selling Real Estate Reviews Help a Ton! Thanks for joining me again this week. If you have any tips, suggestions, or comments about this episode, please be sure to leave them in the comment section below. If you enjoyed this e
48 minutes | Dec 14, 2015
Episode 008: Musician and Teacher Chris Klaxton on Life and Music!
Chris Klaxton is a great musician, teacher, and human being. Chris is a huge proponent of the Seacoast music scene and finds himself constantly working to better himself and the area as a whole. This week we caught up with Chris to hear about his forth...
21 minutes | Dec 7, 2015
Episode 007: Tanya Hart of Oomph Salon Wants to Keep You Beautiful!
Tanya Hart wants to make you feel great about the way you look! As the owner of Oomph Salon, she is committed to running a business that employs educated, passionate stylists that will make you look and feel brand new. Tanya has lived in big cities and on different coasts but New England will always be her home. She's a multifaceted, day dreaming idealist who's passion is to help shape the world one small step at a time. As Tanya grows older she finds it more and more important to laugh at herself. She loves life and hers has been composed by a series of risk taking. You gain NOTHING by risking NOTHING. Tanya Hart has been in the salon industry for 10 years following a previous career of retail management and personal shopping. She started as a salon manager, working for a well known salon chain in the New England region. Her education has come from well known industry giants such as Aveda and Bumble & bumble. Tanya is a certified hair color educator for J Beverly Hills Colour. In June of 2014, Tanya opened her own salon, Oomph, which is built on the foundation of education and integrity. She is passionate about this industry and the need for strong education. You will really hear that Tanya couldn't imagine herself doing anything else in this world. She cares about her clients and wants to make your experience the best it can possibly be when you are in her salon. Entrepreneurs and aspiring stylists should also love this interview, as Tanya speaks to not being afraid of chasing your dreams and, even though the road may be a little bumpy, you will come out with the business you always wanted! Enjoy our interview with Tanya Hart! Ideas and Topics Discussed in This Episode: * The one thing that almost stopped Tanya's career in its tracks. * Why, after wandering, Tanya is back on the Seacoast for good. * Why education is so important in her industry. * The resource that makes it all possible for Tanya. Links/Resources/Sponsors Mentioned: * Oomph Salon * Oomph Salon Facebook Page * Seacoast Advice Givers * A Value Driven Approach To Selling Real Est
38 minutes | Nov 23, 2015
Episode 006: Anna Nuttall Receives The 2015 Governor’s Arts Education Award!
Anna Nuttall is the kind of teacher you always wanted when you were growing up. She is continuously driven by a desire to make her classroom not only a place where students learn art, but learn about all aspects of life. Anna has recently received the 2015 Governor's Arts Education Award and she shares some of the things that brought her to this point in her career and her philosophy about being in the classroom, tasked with the responsibility of teaching our young people. Anna is one of the art teachers at Portsmouth Middle School, where she has been working with students for 9 years. Before then, she also taught at the elementary level in Portsmouth for 8 years. Anna realized early on when she was studying graphic design that she needed to work with kids. At that point she became an Art Education major and this would become her career. Anna seriously cares about our young people and has some unique views about what art education is. This interview highlights some of the out-of-the-box thinking that has brought Anna to be recognized by the New Hampshire State Council for the Arts and you will hear some of the energy that Anna brings to all aspects of her life. This episode is somewhat of a departure from the entrepreneurs and business owners that we interview, but hopefully you will find it eye opening and hear what one of the best and brightest teachers in New Hampshire is doing to further the lives of her students. As entrepreneurs, we think outside of the box quite frequently and we could have all used a teacher like Anna when we were coming through school! Enjoy our interview with Anna Nuttall! Ideas and Topics Discussed in This Episode: * How Anna got into the career of education and why she is happy being where she is. * Anna's progressive teaching philosophy and what it is doing for her students. * The best advice Anna has ever received. * The simple resource that makes it all possible for Anna. Links/Resources/Sponsors Mentioned: * Governor's Arts Education Award * Portsmouth Middle School * Seacoast Advice Givers *
22 minutes | Nov 16, 2015
Episode 005: Rebecca Johnson Of, The Flower Room, Wants To make Your Life More Colorful!
Rebecca Johnson's life with flowers started early in her grandfather’s garden. She was the only child cunning enough to convince him to let them have a row of flowers in the vegetable garden. Sunflowers were her pick. Radiant and yellow; her favorite color. From there her interest blossomed into what would eventually become her career. At Dover High School, she was offered the opportunity to take her first floral design class. Since she wasn’t absolutely horrible they let her keep going. At the state level she ended up with a first place in both the horticulture and floriculture competitions through FFA in 1999. After high school she took some more refined courses at the Thomson School at UNH. There she learned what it takes to become an expert in her chosen field and further committed her to a life surrounded by flowers! After this time, Rebecca started applying at every flower shop in a 25 mile radius at least three times. That wasn’t working so she started applying for the position of delivery driver. Finally someone got sick of seeing her name on applications and decided to give her a chance over Valentines Day. Her first day was February 8th. They said t they would think about giving her a real job if she made it through the holiday without crying. She hasn't yet. She went on to work for larger flower shops and gain more experience from there. What she really wanted was to take the leap and open her own shop. Rebecca has achieved the goals she set for herself and is now enjoying her very own retail space, The Flower Room, located in the heart of downtown Dover, NH. Find out more about Rebecca by tuning in to our interview this week on Seacoast Advice Givers! Ideas and Topics Discussed in This Episode: * Why the season can't keep you from your favorite flowers anymore. * What it takes to be successful in the business of flowers. * The best advice Rebecca has ever received. * Experience makes all the difference when starting your own business. Links/Resources/Sponsors Mentioned: * The Flower Room * Dover Chamber Of Commerce * Seacoast Advice Givers *
25 minutes | Nov 2, 2015
Episode 004: Kate de Geofroy Of Sirius Pet Services Leaves The Corporate World To Pursue Her Love Of Animals Full Time
Kate de Geofroy is a New Hampshire native who recently left behind 10 years in the corporate world to focus on her dream of working with animals. After graduating from UNH with a degree in Sociology, Kate moved to Dover where she held positions at both Comcast and Liberty Mutual before leaving to create Sirius Pet Services, the premier dog walking and pet sitting service for working professionals in the Seacoast. As a former rat racer herself, she is all too familiar with the challenges that pet owners often face while balancing work and family life, which is why she’s made it her mission to help loving pet owners ensure that their four-legged friends receive the care and stimulation they deserve while their parents are away. In addition to her professional life, Kate has been committed to serving the Seacoast community over the 15+ years that she’s lived here. She has volunteered countless hours at the Cocheco Valley Humane Society, in addition to helping operate adoption events with Save One Animal Rescue in Dover. Since 2010 she’s been a Big Sister to a little girl through Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire. A long-time pet owner herself, Kate now lives in Rochester with her husband, their dogs Ollie and Rainier, and cats Sofia and Luigi. Kate's passion for animals is immediately evident and comes through when she speaks about our four legged friends. She talks about some ways to give our pets needed stimulation and exercise throughout the long winter months here in New England including, indoor exercise, food puzzles, and mental stimulation. If you are an animal lover or pet owner, make sure you tune in and implement these tips that Kate has been nice enough to share with us! Enjoy our interview with Kate de Geofrey! Ideas and Topics Discussed in This Episode: * Why Kate left the corporate world to pursue her true passion. * Tips to keep your pets happy and healthy over the winter months. * The best advice Kate has ever received. * How scary it was to start a business from scratch. Links/Resources/Sponsors Mentioned: * Sirius Pet Services * Cocheco Valley Humane Society * Seacoast Advice Givers *
30 minutes | Oct 26, 2015
Episode 003: Running a Succesful Non-Profit With Drika Overton!
Drika Overton is doing big things for the Seacoast. She is the founder and executive director of The Dance Hall in Kittery, Maine. A veteran of over 30 years as a tap and percussive dance artist, Drika has been a leader in the resurgence of the vital American art of tap dance. Her original choreography and rhythmic compositions embody influences as diverse as early jazz vernacular movement and traditional jazz tap, West African and Afro-Cuban dance and drum, Celtic dance and music, and Japanese taiko and body percussion. Her latest venture is her dance and music venue that is housed in The Dance Hall, Kittery. Drika brings an abundance of dancers and musicians to her stage and showcases some of the best talent in and around New England. The Dance Hall is a non-profit organization and is focused on enriching the lives of Seacoast residents looking to experience a vast array of live performance. Drika let's us in on how she came to found the Dance Hall and some of the challenges and rewards of running a non-profit organization. Her experience producing and creating shows has given her a unique perspective on running a business based on performance. You can really hear Drika's enthusiasm and love for what she does in our interview and there are many hidden gems in this episode. Are you thinking of starting or need help running a non-profit organization? Drika tells us about some of the challenges and the joys of running such a business. Tune in! Ideas and Topics Discussed in This Episode: * The origins of The Dance Hall. * The advantages and pitfalls of being motivated by profit. * Drika's best advice ever. * Working with artists and musicians. * Managing a non-profit. Links/Resources/Sponsors Mentioned: * The Dance Hall * Drika's Website * Colin Powell's 13 Rules * Seacoast Advice Givers * A Value Driven Approach To Selling Real Estate Reviews Help a Ton! Thanks for joining me again this week. If you have any tips, suggestions, or comments about this episode, please be
28 minutes | Oct 19, 2015
Episode 002: How to Turn A Passion For Creativity Into A Succesful Business With Visual Artsit, Brian Cartier
Brian Cartier is passionate about his art. Beginning in 2006, B originally became known as a Sneaker Artist and Shoe Customizer, with clients collecting his wearable works all over the US. He has created Customs for Hip-Hop Legends such as Masta Ace, Edo G, Reks, Termanology, Statik Selektah and others. Through his work he has carved a niche in the Northeast, representing the visual aspect of Hip-Hop Culture, and bridging the gap between Street & Fine Art. More recently, Brian has expanded his craft into larger scale pieces; working with oil, acrylic, charcoal, etc. His passion for his craft continues to push him to work with new mediums and further hone his skills; never settling for good enough, constantly working to improve. Brian also produces limited edition apparel. Branded t shirts and hoodies are screen printed by hand in extremely low numbers and generally sell out immediately through his Studio or via Social Media, an all new online marketplace will be coming soon. Brian has had his Artwork displayed in exhibitions all over New England, and has been commissioned by clients, both domestic and international, to create custom, original works. Brian is also the Owner of STUDiO Collaborative ArtSpace. As the name would suggest, STUDiO is a space that allows Artists to work along side others; learning, sharing and pushing each other to improve and try new things. Brian gives us a window into being successful while pursuing the arts and staying true to yourself. The life of an artist does not come without trials and tribulations, and Brian lets us in on his highs and lows in this episode. Anyone who is extremely passionate about their chosen field will find words of wisdom to guide you through the process of becoming THE success in your business including one piece of advice that I am going to have framed and put on my wall! Brian is also passionate about collaboration and the unique inspiration that comes from surrounding yourself with like minded people. Ideas and Topics Discussed in This Episode: * What do do when things get tough. * Where Brian gets inspiration to create breathtaking works of art. * What having a good network can do for your business. * What Brian is excited and inspired by. Links/Resources/Sponsors Mentioned: * Brian's Website * A3
37 minutes | Oct 8, 2015
Episode 001: Larry Clow Goes From Contributor To Editing “The Sound”, Covering The Best The Seacoast Has To Offer
Running a paper is tough these days. Luckily, Larry Clow has a passion for the news and journalism. Specifically, news and culture happening on the Seacoast. Larry has been covering happenings on the Seacoast for some 10 years now. He has long been known on the Seacoast for his contributions to a Seacoast institution, The Wire. The Wire was focused on news, arts, and culture here in New Hampshire and when this paper went out of business, Matt and Chloe Kanner decided to step in and fill the void, making Larry the editor. The Sound is a well rounded, weekly paper covering news, arts, and culture in the Seacoast. Larry is the editor in chief and the man behind the scenes at this weekly window into what's happening on the Seacoast. Larry is also currently working on his first book, "People You May Know," about how the internet and social media changed adoption in America. Larry can also be found teaching young writers at the University of New Hampshire where he shares his writing and entrepreneurial expertise every semester. In this episode we talk about Larry's story. His approach to running a newspaper is refreshing, unique, and sure to give entrepreneurs from any niche some things to think about. Larry talks about the adventures of meeting a weekly deadline. Something we all have to deal with in our lives and businesses. Much of Larry's advice can be carried over to our own lives and businesses. Listen in to hear Larry talk about the process from week to week. Larry also discusses the advantages of having a stellar team, in house designer, his obsession with black tea, resources he uses to stay on track, and the best advice he has ever received. Ideas and Topics Discussed in This Episode: * How Larry got into the media business. * What drives Larry to put in the work to make his business a success. * What it takes to make weekly deadlines. * Why local coverage means more to your day to day. * The benefits of black tea. * The benefits of having an in house designer. * Resources that Larry uses to be organized. * The best advice Larry has ever received. Links/Resources/Sponsors Mentioned: * The Sound * Evernote * Larry Clow's Website * Seacoast Adv
7 minutes | Oct 7, 2015
Episode 000: Meet Your Host: Nick Mainella!
Meet your host, Nick Mainella! I created this episode to give you a little introduction to the podcast and a little background on why I created this show and what I hope to accomplish and bring to you each week on the podcast! Please enjoy this introductory episode and if you have any questions or comments about what's in store every week, send me an email at: Nick@SeacoastNHAdviceGivers.com Thanks for Listening! Thanks for joining me again this week. If you have any tips, suggestions, or comments about this episode, please be sure to leave them in the comment section below. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the bottom of the post. Thank you! And finally, please leave an honest review for The Seacoast Advice Givers Podcast on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated! They do matter in the rankings of the show and I read each and every one of them.
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