072 - Kimberly Sundt on Customer Experience, Vision Boards, & Bringing Value to Your Customers

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Do you ever think about what kind of experience you’re providing to your customers? Today on the podcast, I'm chatting with Kimberly Sundt on how to add value to your customers. We talk about the feeling we want our customers to have and how important it is to share your story as an online shop owner. We even chat about vision boards and how helpful they are in creating a positive customer experience.



About Kimberly Sundt:

Based in Atlanta, Kimberly helps hospitality-based businesses bring together marketing, customer experience and execution. In boutique hotels and other spaces, she focuses on customer experiences that affect the way guests feel, lead to stronger relationships, and is seen in customer chatter. This results in a brand that resonates, has a soul, and lives throughout all parts of a business.  Her blog, Pineapple Ponderings, is Thoughts on the Style and Business of Hospitality

Website: https://www.kimberlysundt.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kimberlysundt/

Blog: https://www.pineappleponderings.com

 

Links:

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About The Positively Creative Podcast:

The Positively Creative Podcast was created by Dorothy Collier, artist of Dorothy Art, for creative entrepreneurs. When Dorothy started having a positive outlook on every aspect of her life, including her art career, the creativity and opportunities started overflowing! Join her as she chats with other small business owners, discussing the ins and outs of how to run a creative business and how they make it in their respective fields.

To learn more about The Positively Creative Podcast, visit our website or head over to our Patreon page! You can also find Dorothy on Instagram at @positivelycreativepodcast and @dorothyart!

 



071 - Linda Steele, James Dukes, Edward Newby and Brad W. Moritz on Mentorships and Mastermind Groups

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On today's episode, I'm sharing a very special recording of a panel we did at Tuesdays Together for Memphis’ Rising Tide Society. Our topic was mentorships and mastermind groups and it was such a great conversation, I knew I had to share it with you. You can find out more information about all the panelists below!



About Linda Steele:

I help cities integrate arts and culture into economic and community development. I also help artists, musicians, and creatives turn into small business owners and entrepreneurs. 

Website: http://www.weartup.org/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weartup/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/WeArtUp

About James Dukes:

 

Website: http://www.weareunapologetic.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IMAKEMADBEATSMusic/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imakemadbeats/

About Edward Newby:

Conventional coaching wisdom says beware of a coach that says they can coach everybody. Conventional coaching bias leads people to believe that only "experts" in their topic can coach.

That's why I became a strength-based Co-Active coach. By using powerful questions, global listening skills, and the strength-based framework, our dynamic coaching duo can't be boxed in, contained, and confined to the topic. The topic is a springboard, the jump-off point, or the first step our transformative journey. By putting you first, and not the topic, we are free to explore the connections and inflection points that define you as a whole person. We are able to dig through the superficial layers to get at the real issue at hand. We are able to develop strategies and accountabilities that are required to evoke transformation.

I push the boundaries of conventional coaching bias. You see, I served as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy for 22-years. I served at multiple levels of leadership over the course of my 23-year career. I spent seven of those 23-years in senior leadership roles that culminated with my service as the Commanding Officer of a Navy shore facility, where I led a total of 242 service members, junior and senior enlisted leader, commissioned officers, and Department of Navy Civilians.

As a Navy Officer, I have had the honor and the burden of leading and serving citizens (people)- our most precious resource and treasure, from all over these United States of America. I didn't have the luxury to pick a niche of sailors. I had to connect and relate to service members from different regions, different military branches, different naval communities; and different races, ethnic groups, religions, and sexual orientation in order to effectively coach, counsel, evaluate, lead, manage, and mentor them. Diversity and cultural competence weren't a luxuries. They were necessary skills that I developed to effectively lead and influence. I had to meet people where they were.

I have participated, planned, and lead global operations in the Arabian Gulf and Indo-Pacific regions. I have lived in India and Japan, and worked in the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia. I collaborated with senior military officers and peers of regional allies and partners; and business leaders from major defense contractors. I have conducted more than 900 instances of personnel counseling, coaching, mentoring, and performance evaluations over the course of my Navy career beginning in 1996. Because of my unique and diverse experiences, perspective, and strengths; I am confident of my ability to coach anyone, everywhere.

Website: https://www.livecoach.io/life-coach/view/94902

About Brad W. Moritz:

Results-driven executive with extensive Fortune 100, mid-size, and start-up experience leading all aspects of vision, strategy, organizational development, and operational execution. Proven track record of tackling complex challenges and providing the catalyst for progressive change, talent development, and operational excellence to optimize performance and achieve sustained results. Consistently selected to lead in areas of greatest need and deliver multi-million dollar revenue and earnings improvement.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Business-Growth-Catalyst-633946486756626/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradmoritz/


Links:

Find out more about the Memphis Rising Tide Society at https://www.risingtidesocietymemphis.com/.

To get 50% off your first year with Honeybook, go to positivelycreative.net/honeybook!

You know I love sharing resources that I’m using and one of those is Constant Contact. Head to positivelycreative.net/resourses to start your free trial!

 

About The Positively Creative Podcast:

The Positively Creative Podcast was created by Dorothy Collier, artist of Dorothy Art, for creative entrepreneurs. When Dorothy started having a positive outlook on every aspect of her life, including her art career, the creativity and opportunities started overflowing! Join her as she chats with other small business owners, discussing the ins and outs of how to run a creative business and how they make it in their respective fields.

To learn more about The Positively Creative Podcast, visit our website or head over to our Patreon page! You can also find Dorothy on Instagram at @positivelycreativepodcast and @dorothyart!



S3 Ep 70 - Kat Popova, painter, founder of Create Magazine, & Art & Cocktails Podcast on Having Many Creative Endeavors, Building Community, & Giving Yourself Grace

S3 Ep 70 - Kat Popova, painter, founder of Create Magazine, & Art & Cocktails Podcast on Having Many Creative Endeavors, Building Community, & Giving Yourself Grace


Welcome back to Season 3 of the Positively Creative Podcast! I'm so excited to be kicking off this season with Kat Popova. Kat is a painter, founder of Create Magazine, and the host of the Art & Cocktails Podcast. In today's episode, we chat about what it's like being a multi-passionate creative and the projects we are currently working on. I loved having this chat with a fellow kindred spirit and know you will enjoy it too!


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Episode 69 - Amy Kinslow - Southern Fried Design Barn on Working with Wholesale Reps, Selling at Craft & Barn Markets, & Building a Product Line

Episode 69 - Amy Kinslow - Southern Fried Design Barn on Working with Wholesale Reps, Selling at Craft & Barn Markets, & Building a Product Line

On today's episode, Amy Kinslow walks us through her journey of transitioning her side hustle to a full time career. She shares why being slow and steady has been so important to her growth as an entrepreneur. Amy also gives us some great tips for selling at a craft and barn market and the difference between a showroom booth and her craft booth. She goes over how she's decided what products to develop and what made her decide to go beyond stationery. This is a jam packed interview loaded with great takeaways.

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Episode 68 - Jess Franks, Fine Artist on Layering Acrylic, Working with Minted, & Colorful Collections

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Today on the podcast I am joined by fine artist Jess Franks. We talked about her creative childhood, the winding journey she took to becoming an artist and why she is drawn to her current artistic style. Jess also shares the power of layers and changing subjects as well as her personal opinion about painting with acrylic vs. oil.

 

About Jess Franks:

Jess Franks is known for vibrant acrylic paintings that dance the line between real and abstract. As a magazine graphic designer by trade (including work for Greenville Magazine, South Carolina Magazine, and Mechanical Engineering Magazine), she has spent countless hours on her computer poring over photography. A few years ago she discovered that painting not only allows her to delve back into a more tactile world, but also to create scenes in radical colors that no photo could capture. She uses the familiar structures of the natural world around her to explore new palettes, resulting in paintings that are at once both unexpected yet accessible.

In between paintings, Jess has spent much of her time researching how social media and online commerce can create communities and sustain artists through untraditional avenues. She has found an incredibly interactive art-collecting community on Instagram and uses that platform as her primary location for studio updates and shop news. Her prints are sold at Minted, Anthropologie, WestElm, and MaineCottage. Jess has placed in multiple contests on Minted, including first and second place wins in the Minted X West Elm contests, and a third place win in the Minted X Domino contest.

She lives with her husband and brood of children in New England.

Photo credit: Jessica Franks

Photo credit: Jessica Franks

Links:

Fredericks Canvas

Minted

 

To get 50% off your first year with Honeybook, go to positivelycreative.net/honeybook!

 

About The Positively Creative Podcast:

The Positively Creative Podcast was created by Dorothy Collier, artist of Dorothy Art, for creative entrepreneurs. When Dorothy started having a positive outlook on every aspect of her life, including her art career, the creativity and opportunities started overflowing! Join her as she chats with other small business owners, discussing the ins and outs of how to run a creative business and how they make it in their respective fields.

To learn more about The Positively Creative Podcast, visit our website or head over to our Patreon page! You can also find Dorothy on Instagram at @positivelycreativepodcast and @dorothyart!