THE JOURNEY OF AN ARTIST BECOMING A WRITER AND A COACH

The only thing better than meeting fellow creatives is the moment they become your client and friend. That’s why this interview was so important for me to capture. In this Small Talk, I have a sit-down with my client and friend Fiona Lovell Horning.

Fiona and I have been working together for the past couple of years carefully crafting her story and working toward achieving her goals as an artist, a writer, and now a life coach. Watching the level of care and attention to detail Fiona puts into her art and writing work, it’s natural for the next phase in her journey to be move on to coaching and mentoring others on a similar path.

Working closely with all of my clients has always been important to me. Scheduling weekly meet-ups in-person or face-to-face via video conferencing allows us to build stronger relationships and understand the value we bring each other. I’m very proud of the work Fiona and I are doing together.

Get to know Fiona at the following links below.

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AN EMERGING ARTIST

In this episode of Small Talk, I was able to steal some time from Linda Costa Cheranichit, a long exposure photographer, and a recent Creative Pinellas emerging artist grantee, living right here in the Tampa Bay Area.

Coming off the high of a successful show, we thought it would be a great idea for us to have a quick convo Linda's process and talk a little more about where she's taking her art next. Since I met Linda, she's listened to me babble on and on about how important it is for the artist to step out in front of their work and start taking control of their narrative, even if that means I have to show up and teach them how to tell that story myself.

Want to show some love?
Check Linda online and at here social media outlets here.

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WHY YOU NEED AN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWYER

In business, we tend to think only about the things we can see, you know, the tangibles. What about the parts of the business that aren't something you can touch? Intellectual Property.

Your process and ideas are important and you should take the time to learn how to protect them. I had a chance to catch up with Chris Paradies, IP Lawyer, small business advocate, and owner of Paradies Law over at Tampa Bay Innovation Center to have a conversation about Intellectual Property and when it makes sense for you to start looking into protecting your assets.

Find out more about Chris below.

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Also, check out the Tampa Bay Innovation Center

HOW TO START A COFFEE SHOP

As a creative, I’ve always been fascinated by what drives people to do the work that makes them happy. So I set out to find business owners that are doing great work, call them up and ask them for a sit down to talk about what mindset they have to keep doing the work they love.

In the second interview of this series, I got to sit down with Elena Kapetaneas owner of Dunedin Coffee Company & Bakery and talk a little bit about how she got her start, what advice she may have for future entrepreneurs, and what goals she’s set for the future.

I had a lot of fun with this interview with Elena and look forward to doing more. 

HOW TO START AN APPAREL BRAND

Interview with Chelsea McMillan of Sunshine State Goods. One of my favorite parts of doing business is my interest in how other businesses are doing theirs.

I got a chance to sit down with Chelsea to talk a little about what it takes to run a clothing brand. I picked up a couple of tips for myself along the way. Make sure to subscribe to the unmanageables YouTube channel.

We’re starting to build more content focused around creative business owners who keep finding the nerve to do things their way.

To see more about all the good things going on over at Sunshine State Goods visit:

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