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38 minutes | Nov 3, 2021
Understanding Your Strengths with Business Consultant, Jessica Tietjen
Jessica Tietjen had just graduated from law school, and while she was waiting for her results on the bar exam a corporation reached out to have her fill in at an HR position temporarily. She loved it so much she decided to stay. Now she has just moved on to become a business consultant and has also written and published her first book called "The Exceptional Life R-Evolution". On this episode we talk about strengths and why they're so important to understand, her new book, and building community and why we all need it.
46 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
The Line Between Creativity and Business with The Brand SERP Guy, Jason Barnard
Jason Barnard is known as The Brand SERP Guy. SERP stands for search engine results page. Just think about any time you Google someones name, a band, an actor, a business - that's what pops up in the results. And he works to understand Google and how you can adjust what pops up when people search for you. That's pretty cool. In his lifetime Jason has been in a punk-folk band, a cartoonist, screenwriter, and started a children's tv show that had millions and millions of views. He currently is the founder and CEO of digital marketing agency, Kalicube. He's been on both sides of things as far as business and creativity, which gives him good insight and authority to talk about finding the line between business and creativity. Where do you find the balance between having fun and enjoying what you're doing and profitability? Read the full transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/125W2h2iZ1ogVShltOyfzuWCX7aVFMtN3/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=109907576087129722530&rtpof=true&sd=true
38 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
Becoming Successful with CMO, Kindsey Pentecost
Kindsey Pentecost is the CMO of It Works, a 9-figure health and wellness organization. She started with a degree in criminal justice raiding strip clubs and brothels, to fight human trafficking. She then transitioned, for a time, running the international headquarters for It Works. Along with running the marketing for the company she has two cookbooks, a personal wellness brand, and a podcast helping people take care of their body, soul, and mind. She shares about how you can learn any skill and it's never too late to find your purpose.
46 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
How To Sell Your Art with Pastor & Artist, Jady Griffin
Pastor and Artist Jady Griffin from Austin, Texas shares how important it is to create space if you want to produce good work. He talks about the rhythm of creating and how it's like a muscle that needs to be worked out consistently. Jady tells his story of transformation in finding his own voice in painting. He shares practicals about growing and moving forward in your craft as well as how to start selling art and making it a business.
38 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
Making Your Business Profitable with CPA & Profitability Coach, Heather Zeitzwolfe
Heather Zeitzwolfe is a CPA and profitability coach specifically for creatives. She shares insights into how to be profitable, practicals in good financial decisions, and the most common pitfalls that creative entrepreneurs fall into. If you're a creative that's a business owner, this is especially for you.
61 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
Getting Really Good At Your Craft with Actor & Composer, Ben Worley
Actor and composer, Ben Worley, shares his insights on how he's become better at his craft. He's acted and composed for numerous films starting from a very young age. He began doing indie projects with his brother and friends, and he began to make a name for himself in the industry. Listen as Ben shares how he has learned from numerous composers and has grown from every single project. Ben now lives in LA where he is continuing his film-making career.
43 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Moving Beyond Hustle Culture with Photographer, Lizzie Schlafer
Lizzie never intended for photography to be a full time gig. It began as a creative outlet after her 9-5 job. But that all changed when she asked a wedding photographer if she could follow her around and see what the job was all about. Holding back tears from behind the camera she knew she found her thing. Lizzie shares about being burnt out by the “hustle culture” and how being a new mom quickly helped her know her priorities in life and find a new balance.
2 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
A podcast by Co-Be - a haven for creatives, dreamers, and entrepreneurs. We are all about helping creatives and entrepreneurs along their journey.
39 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Meet Our Team - Co-founder, Josh Rech
Josh is one of Co-Be's co-founders. He's the host of our podcast and a video producer. From making movies to building forts out of spools of thread, his identical twin brother and he had some wild and weird creativity growing up. He has a passion to infuse the world with a deep sense of community and collaborating with friends.
44 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Creating Space For Collaboration with Artist, Beth Swanson
Beth Swanson started off in advertising and marketing. While moving back to Chicago after living abroad, she decided she was tired of the advertising industry and wanted to focus more on personal artwork. She also has built a community of artists in Chicago using empty storefronts as pop-up galleries, under the brand Rostrum 312.
42 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Meet Our Team - Co-founder, Rachel Loewen
Rachel is one of Co-Be's co-founders. She's a photographer, brand designer, and floral designer. Growing up she was always the girl with a camera in her backpack, snapping photos and passing them out to high school friends. As a hyper-sensitive person, she is a student of understanding the workings of her inner world. Today she discusses her own journey of feeling like a fraud to creating the kinds of things she's always wanted to create.
40 minutes | May 19, 2021
When Things Don't Go As Expected with Founder of Cult, Tim MacArthur
What do you do when you've worked really hard to build something and it all falls apart? Tim MacArthur, founder of Cult, a private label clothing brand shares his story about opening up a brick and mortar shop in Chicago not knowing that two weeks later a pandemic would shut down the world. He shares incredible wisdom about leaning into your friendships and network as well as being grateful and staying humble throughout the process.
33 minutes | May 5, 2021
Finding Your Path with Singer-Songwriter Kahrin
Kahrin's initial plan in life was to become a professional basketball player. She had played in college and was planning to play overseas and travel around Europe for a few years and then figure out what her job would be since she had a degree in international business. But after college ended, she didn't want to play anymore and was unsure of what she wanted to do next. In this episode Kahrin talks about her unexpected journey to becoming a singer-songwriter and writing music to help other people heal from pain in their lives.
40 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Healing From Pain and Addiction with Musician & Video Producer, Jordan Saylor
Musician and Video Producer, Jordan Saylor, shares his journey from writing angsty music about girl problems, to experiencing a friend committing suicide, and falling into addiction to recovering from the pain and getting free from addiction. You don't want to miss this amazing story, especially if you struggle with depression or suicide. You will gain hope hearing how he came out of the dark place he felt stuck in.
44 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Meet Our Team - Co-founder, Devin Sutter
In today's episode you get to hear from one of our co-founders, Devin Sutter. She's a hairstylist, photographer, and social media manager. Devin shares her story from trying to decide whether to go to college or go straight to cosmetology school. She gets to work at her dream salon and finds a love for photography along the way. Devin gives great insight and wisdom from finding your path to making a living doing what you love for all creatives out there.
37 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Creating A Healthy Headspace (Pt 2) with Strategist and Musician, Jonathan Gulley
Do you want to live out your dreams doing what you love and what you’re good at? In part two of this series, we talk with our friend Jonathan Gulley, former chief strategy officer and head of operations at Magnolia, about what it takes to get there. Jonathan talks about working on your inner life more than your outer life. He shares about the importance of having good relationships in your life and learning to practice healthy rhythms. That means taking inventory of our inner world and staying emotionally current in our relationships to keep our headspace clean. As a musician and songwriter, Jonathan believes in the power of music to inspire and give others hope, which is the big why behind his creating.
31 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Creating A Healthy Headspace (Pt 1) with Strategist and Musician, Jonathan Gulley
In this two part series, former head of operations and chief strategy officer of Magnolia, Jonathan Gulley, talks about working with great people, getting into a healthy headspace to make meaningful creative work, and how being uncomfortable is not actually a bad thing. He currently is writing music for film & television and owns a consulting business called Founders Table that helps founders, visionaries, and leadership teams bring their dreams to life.
43 minutes | Jan 14, 2021
Freedom To Make Your Own Path with Photographer, Chloe Sheldon
Have you worried that you don't know enough to begin a new business, project, or hobby? In this episode we interview photographer, Chloe Sheldon to hear her story from starting photography in college and having a professor rip up her photos to becoming a star in the class later on. She shares her creative journey from art to photography and talks about the process of coming into your own way of creativity. We talk about learning to trust your gut in decision making. Chloe shares how she uses her experience training as a gymnast to continue to move through failures in photography and creativity. And for all you photographers trying to start a business out there, this one's for you.
43 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
From Burnout To Fully Living with Consultant, Krissy Johnson
Do you feel like you’re trying to make sense of your life, what your purpose is, and how it all ties together? Are you overworked, exhausted, and really just feeling empty in your career? My friend, Krissy Johnson, a business consultant and coach with a ton of success early on at a young age and a wide variety of experience shares her incredible story of how she went from working herself into constant illness, to the point of being suicidal, and then having a major spiritual experience and a miraculous healing from an injury that turned her life around into something more fulfilling and full of joy. You can find her at KrissyMarie.com
31 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
The Pure Joy of Creating with Designer, Chris Rech and Author, Artist & Film-Maker, John-Mark Dyer
Do you feel like you don’t know what you’re doing in your field? Are you afraid to step out in a project? Are you sick of feeling so much pressure when working on an idea? Good. You’re just like the rest of us! Listen to our latest podcast episode about learning by doing even when you have no clue what you’re doing. We talk about having fun creating with your friends and letting go of perfectionism. Hear Josh and his brother and cousin’s stories about making movies in their childhood and in the present. We’re sure you’ll laugh when you hear about the mistakes they’ve made and what they’ve learned along the way. It’ll take off the pressure of having to do it right and give you the confidence to try new things and take risks. And most of all, it will remind you that creating is supposed to be fun! Enjoy!
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