Today we have a sequel episode with Karin Stevens! (If you haven't listened to her previous episode, I dropped a link to it in the show notes for this episode.) Karin is a choreographer based in the Seattle area. It turns out that she's been doing more writing lately and she sent me an email the other day with a question. I immediately knew this question should become a podcast episode.
Yuri Cataldo is with us this week to share his story of bravery through business and career. He's a classically trained set/costume designer with credits on Broadway, Feature Films, Indie Films, Dance, Theatre, and Opera. In 2011 he founded IndigoH2O, the only multiple award-winning bottled alkaline water in the world and the 2015 best tasting water in the world. He was the architect of the Business of Creative Enterprises major at Emerson College where he combined his years of experience in the arts, design, entrepreneurship, marketing, and publicity into creating a unique educational experience that will aid the next generation of artist in creating their own path to success. Yuri has a really fascinating story and I don't want to give you any spoilers, so let's jump on in!
Vicki Ambinder is with us today and even though I'm a little nervous about opening up this discussion to y'all with someone who knows so much about my inner artist workings, I'm excited. I'm excited because Vicki has some seriously amazing tools to share with us about how to connect with an audience, how to stay in the "zone of genius" during a performance, and how to practice things that are difficult. ALL of those things relate directly to being brave and therefore this podcast. Which is precisely why I asked her if she'd join us on today's episode.
Today's recording occurred on the last day of a songwriter's retreat. Jan Krist and I talk about mentorship, what it's like to be censored as an artist, how to use our art to communicate truth, and why artists have a responsibility to make our art. Jan even flipped the conversation back on me and asked some big important questions. (I blushed, you can hear it in my voice!) I know you're really enjoy this intimate conversation between a mentee and her mentor, Jan Krist. Let's take a listen!
Today we have the extreme pleasure of talking with Andy Zook of the band "Bears & Other Carnivores." Andy also has a podcast. It's called "Bad at Parties" and I know you'll love it too. I also know you'll love today's chat because we're covering topics like how to put yourself out there as an artist, how to reconcile the fact that you're probably doing things wrong, how to be wrong and still stay listening to your audience. and we also dive into a topic that is near and dear to me: advocacy and art.
Nathan Vass is with us today! He is a filmmaker, photographer, writer, and he's balances all that with his love for another profession: Public Transit. Nathan is a bus driver for the City of Seattle! We talk about comfort zones and how to put yourself out there as an artist. Please join me in welcoming the beloved Nathan Vass.
Today we get to chat with Calvin Correli. He's the instigator of a software company called Simplero, which is a super rad tool for people who want to do what they do online in a streamlined way. Although it's a really great tool, today Calvin and I begin our conversation on the subject of "What is Spiritual Entrepreneurship?"