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The Curious Creatrix Podcast

Welcome to The Curious Creatrix Podcast! I am Haden Starbuck your host and Curious Creatrix. I find Creatives an interesting group of people and I get so inspired by talking to them about Creativity. I decided that these conversations might fill your Creative well too so a podcast was born. Here at The Curious Creatrix we offer you a look behind the scenes into the lives, work and philosophies of Creatives.  We explore how they navigate successes, failures, getting and staying inspired and surfing the flow. More about us: www.creatrixcompass.com

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Nancy Schwartz and I explore what it means to be a sensory being as I work on creating a sensory garden.
Nancy Schwartz is the Founder and Principal of Envision Healthy Retirement. You can find out more about her here: Website:            envisionhealthyretirement.com Email:                  nancy.schwartz@envisionhealthyretirement.com Instagram:         https://www.instagram.com/nmschwartz/ Facebook:                https://www.facebook.com/EnvisionHealthyRetirement LinkedIn:            https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancy-schwartz-envisionhealthyretirement/ Haden's sensory garden is coming along nicely. Every day is an adventure! ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle 
27:51 11/24/2022
Emmy Award-winning media brand advisor, personal brand strategist, and content coach Vinnie Potestivo shares his wisdom from a career in television and what it means to be a creativist.
Vinnie Potestivo is an Emmy Award-winning media brand advisor, personal brand strategist, and content coach. He is also the creator of I Have A Podcast, curator of indie podcast platform ihaveapodcast.com, and of host of I Have A Podcast on TV.  His passion to inspire talent opportunities into impact has driven Vinnie and his team at VPEtalent to become well-trusted connectors who sell, develop, produce, launch, distribute, while amplifying some of the most impactful original series & talent brands in modern pop culture. As a television network talent executive at MTV Networks (98-07) he pioneered the way talent and artists claimed control of their narrative by making them hosts, stars, and even producers of their own hit series. Having launched some of the most successful talent brands in modern pop culture, Vinnie continues to develop talent and talent-led projects and is an active member of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.  – Amplify a podcast: vpe.tv/quuu – Launch a podcast: vpe.tv/podbean – Get paid for your podcasts: vpe.tv/podmatch  ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle 
34:43 11/22/2022
Kawaii artist Irene Koh shares with us her world of freedom and light, confidence and sweetness.
Irene Koh is a kawaii artist and the owner of Irene Koh Studio. In her online kawaii shop, you'll find clothing, accessories, stationery and more, all adorned with her super cute designs.  Irene's adorable and inclusive art has delighted thousands of fans and customers from all over the world. Besides running her online kawaii shop, she licenses her art to other companies, such as Amazon. Her designs have generated multiple six-figure revenue for her art-licensing clients. Irene Koh Studio: irenekohstudio.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/irenekohstudio/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IreneKohStudio/ ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle 
28:02 11/17/2022
Audiobook Narrator, Voice Actor, Writer, Actor, and Podcaster Kris Keppeler takes us behind the scenes of what it means to be a voice actor in todays world.
Kris Keppeler is a narrator, actor, voice actor, podcaster, and writer.  After discovering her singing voice in Jr. High Choir, she’s never quit using her voice to amuse and instigate. She’s impersonated a cat, a prince, a princess, an anteater, a dragon, and a president with her voice and narrated/produced over 50 audiobooks.   She narrates and produces an award winning weekly storytelling podcast about life and befuddlement.  She’s crafted blogs and articles using humor and valuable information to delight readers. Visit her IMDB page for stage and screen credits.  My website is www.kriskeppeler.com and my Twitter handle is @KrisKKAria. LinkedIn is www.linkedin.com/in/voiceactorandwriterkriskeppeler and my IMDB page is https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2958821/ ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle 
27:27 11/15/2022
Morgan Quaid, what to say? I’m going to steal his words! “I love building rich, complex worlds and exploring those worlds through fast-paced narratives which take the reader on a thrill ride they’ll n
Morgan Quaid Whiplash Rust Chronicles Shadow’s Daughter The Blood Below The Script Rebellion Idle Thuggery facebook: @morganquaidwrites twitter: @morgan_quaid  instagram: @morganquaid  www.morganquaid.com ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle 
32:27 11/10/2022
What do you get when you combine an athlete and a musician? You get electric violinist, composer, producer and performer Asher Laub.
Asher’s notable musical career began with classical violin training at the tender age of 2—leading to his first formal concert with the Buffalo Philharmonic at 13.  Since then, Asher’s improvisation expertise across multiple genres has inspired an innovative career as a cutting-edge electric violinist. Asher’s engaging soloist performances have taken him to iconic venues such as Madison Square Garden, Hammerstein Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Jacob Javits Center. His diverse multicultural repertoire has garnered acclaim across four continents. Asher’s high-energy shows have been featured live on PBS and have made headlines on major media outlets such as CNN, WABC, NBC, and the New York Post.   In 2014, Asher lived a musician’s nightmare when he confronted health challenges that impacted his mobility. Refusing to accept defeat, he rebuilt his musical prowess to a new level.  This harrowing experience inspired him to reinvent himself as a dancing violinist. In only a few months, Asher learned to merge hip hop, pop, EDM, rock, and other genres with breakdancing and acrobatic choreography. His live performances now reflect his unstoppable spirit and joy!  With a growing fan base, Asher is working to influence societal norms and conventional thinking about musical performance, helping to break down social and physical barriers. His latest single, Atlantis, released by Kobalt Music Group has been described as a “high-octane hit” and can be streamed via iTunes and all other major platforms. Asher is currently in the studio working on releasing his next original album.  https://found.asherlaub.com/home https://found.asherlaub.com/atlantis1 ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle 
37:45 11/08/2022
Maccabee Griffin Voice Actor, Podcaster, Character Creator and Developer shares with us some of his favorite characters and the life paths they have led him down.
After being medically retired from the Army in 2015, Maccabee's life has been a rollercoaster of a journey down a road most refuse to travel. Before deciding to become a voice actor, Maccabee was just like everyone else; working to survive and take care of his family. And when God decided to use D&D (Dungeons and Dragons) to inspire him to give acting another chance, he's never looked back. This journey has given him the chance to record character voices for a short animated film that continues to earn international awards, narrate a television series that has been requested more episodes even before it's aired, and helped give a voice to small businesses nationwide. This also led him to create his own podcast, Beyond the Pen, to give unknown and newly published authors an international platform to tell people about themselves, their book, and the story behind the story. But most of all it's allowed him to get back to the basics of storytelling by helping authors and creatives a like develop fully fleshed-out characters, backstories, and world events for their fictional worlds. https://www.mackgriffinvo.com ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle 
36:49 11/03/2022
Dadvocate and branding for creatives expert Bret Shuford talks to us about how to create a personal brand that offers an experience.
Bret Shuford is a Broadway actor who helps creative professionals and entrepreneurs build a personal brand without sacrificing their creativity or authenticity, thus making a bigger impact and income. As a certified Life and Career Coach, Bret teaches his clients how to push past their imposter syndrome, create a name for themselves, and enjoy the experience they create consistently so that they can finally build a name and career they can be proud of. Bret's clients have booked major roles on Broadway, produced high-impact projects, and built influencer-level status businesses. BretShuford.com ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle 
29:34 11/01/2022
Award winning author Adriana Gavazzoni weaves a tale of her adventures in writing layered with stories of her life as an attorney in Brazil.
A. Gavazzoni is the Brazilian author of a trilogy named Hidden Motives (Behind The Door #1, Lara´s Journal #2 and The Brilliant Game #3), and the Where The Road Goes Series: Sketches of Life #1 and just released Life Has Other Plans #2. For her first book Behind The Door A. Gavazzoni won four Gold Medals: The Golden Book Award 2017- Readers Choice; Book Excellence Award 2017; B.R.A.G Medallion 2019 and eLIT Book Awards 2019; one Bronze Medal on Inpedependent Publisher Books Award 2018; two Honorable mentions at Paris Book Festival 2017 and Reader's Favorite Award 2017 and was a finalist to the Independent Author Network 2019, Top Shelf Magazine 2018 and Indie excellence Awards 2019. The second Book, Lara's Journal won a Honorable Mention at Reader's Favorite 2018 and Paris Book Festival 2018; and was a finalist on: Eric Hoffer Award 2019, Top Shelf Magazine 2018, Book Excellence Awards 2018, Independent Author Network; 2018; The IAN Book of The Year 2018 and American Fiction Awards 2019. The Brilliant Game, Hidden Motives' final book, got a gold medal on Book Excellence Awards 2019, received a Honorable Mention at Paris Book Festival 2018 and was a Finalist on Reader's Favorite 2018. Sketches of Life is a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner and Book Excellence Awards 2020, Da Vince Eye and Best Book Awards Finalist. Life Has Other Plans won Pinnacle Book Achievement Award ,and was  Eric Hoffer Award and National Indie Excellence Award´s finalist. A. Gavazzoni has been a lawyer for 31 years, a former professor of law and a writer of novels and legal books, but she is also a voracious reader. She speaks four languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. When she is not practicing law or writing, she enjoys many interests and is a very active person. She loves to dance (Tango) and workout. Adriana loves to travel, loves good wine, and has been studying astrology for twenty years. She paints and loves to cook for her friends. She has two poodles -Juno and Charlotte -and loves all animals. She lives in Brazil and is in the process of writing her next novel. She invites readers to visit her website/blog anytime for updates of upcoming books and events. www.agavazzoni.com and check my blog agavazzoni.com/blog and my twitter account for news @a_gavazzoni ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle 
29:27 10/27/2022
Andrew Critelli introduces us to his world of storytelling for kids.
Andrew Critelli helps children laugh while learning life lessons. 6-8 year olds enjoy reading and following along with the main character’s pursuit of fun, with a bit of coincidental personal development along the way.  School life challenges, mishaps and mess ups mean personal growth, fun and meaningful life experiences that readers experience too.  Kids will relate to the main character as they reflect on their own lives and internalize positive values that lead to more success, happiness and a feeling of well-being. Andrew is an elementary teacher, creativity coach and has written and illustrated 12 books and counting! Andrew has spent most of his working life teaching elementary school kids.  While working as a teacher librarian one year his passion for reading and sharing his stories became apparent.  Since then he has been crafting and publishing his own books and sharing them with wider audiences. At his core is creativity.  Everyone has that creative spark in them and Andrew believes in helping others to foster that spark and to inspire confidence so they can overcome obstacles and achieve more for themselves throughout their lives.  Awesome Affirmation Colouring Pages for kids and families: www.clubjeffery.com  My website: www.andrewcritelli.com  Instagram: @AndrewCritelli ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle 
29:46 10/25/2022
Nancy Schwartz helps us explore how to create a healthy and fulfilling life during our retirement years. She also shares with us her wisdom from a life of dance.
Nancy Schwartz is the Founder and Principal of Envision Healthy Retirement. She spent her career in corporate leadership roles, founded the successful retained search company, SearchExecution, and was previously Client Partner at Korn Ferry.  In those roles, Nancy worked across a variety of industries in markets ranging from global multinationals to early-stage private equity and venture capital. Her innovative and solution-oriented approach to solving complex issues earned her high praise and recognition. Also, a classically trained ballerina who has worked for nationally known ballet and modern companies, Nancy embraced nuanced movement, discipline, artistry, and the importance of balance. She built several professional dance companies, focusing on the creation of new works with innovative programs and performances. She also built a not-for-profit dance studio, which fostered the inclusion of all arts into dance choreography. Today, she is passionate in continuing to study both modern dance and ballet, and also enjoys performing new works. Nancy is an advocate of personal growth and enrichment, and has graduated from Tiny Habits®, Retirement Options, HeartMath, and Health Coach Institute, to name a few, as a Health and Lifestyle Consultant and graduated from Skidmore College. She is a member of select mentorships in both health and business. She is dedicated to her client’s success and growth as they transform into a life they envision and own. Website:            envisionhealthyretirement.com Email:                  nancy.schwartz@envisionhealthyretirement.com Instagram:         https://www.instagram.com/nmschwartz/ Facebook:                https://www.facebook.com/EnvisionHealthyRetirement LinkedIn:            https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancy-schwartz-envisionhealthyretirement/ ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle 
31:00 10/20/2022
Fantasy detective novelist Rhiannon Elton shares with us the world she desires to live in.
Rhiannon is a lady who walks betwixt fantasy and reality. She always dreamed the world could be a better place. Raised by a fairy, taught by wizards and bullied by goblins and trolls, she soon learned that magic was everywhere in life and all you needed to do to find it was simply look. Within those lessons, she also learned that magic created the power to achieve your greatest dreams if you only practiced wielding it. From her earliest years she remembers writing stories with her friends and dreaming of having her work published. As she grew older she realised that she had the power to do so at the end of her wand (aka: keyboard). rhiannoneltonauthor.com ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle 
36:27 10/18/2022
Creative agency and culture lab C-90 Co-Founders Chris Ritter & Emmit Jones talk about what drives design and the adventures of starting their business.
Chris Ritter is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of C-90, a full-service design agency refusing the status quo and moving at the speed of culture. Chris and his team have worked with huge brands in the past, including Vogue, Lululemon, Nike and Adidas. Most recently, they just wrapped up a full-scale visual identity project with Northern Michigan University. Chris and his team will be happy to discuss being a creative agency located in Cincinnati, the work they pride themselves on, their project with NMU and anything else you'd like to discuss.  www.c-90.com ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle 
31:48 10/13/2022
Pulitzer Prize nominated author Clint Arthur takes us around the world from striving to “make it” in Hollywood to living a fulfilled life.
CLINT ARTHUR is the provocative, truth-telling author of 21 Best selling books, including "Celebrity Entrepreneurship,"  "Break Through Your Upper Limits on TV," and his Pulitzer Prize nominated life's-work masterpiece, "Wisdom Of The Men." As a speaker, Clint has shared the stage with Martha Stewart, Dr Oz, Suzanne Somers, Caitlyn Jenner, IceT, and five presidents of the United States at Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford, London Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, Mercedes, Porsche, Coca Cola, Microsoft, the Royal Society of Medicine, and AT&T. He lives in New York City, Los Angeles, and Acapulco with his wife Ali, and Nova, their Billion Peso Puppy.   ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle 
32:11 10/11/2022
Neurodivergent author Kathryn Lund takes us on a fascinating journey of both her new book and her brain.
www.KathrynLundTheAuthor.co.uk  Kathryn Lund is a neurodivergent writer from York, England. Her novel, The Things We Left Sleeping, is a celebration of the printed page and the power of language.  You can follow Kathryn on Twitter and Instagram @klundauthor, on Facebook https://m.facebook.com/profile.php and on YouTube https://youtube.com/channel/UCnNTX0vCBRxLmlLKc4SJ8kg ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle 
29:32 10/06/2022
Writer Marjorie Turner Hollman tells us about the wisdom that she has gained from all of life’s twists and turns.
Marjorie Turner Hollman is a writer who loves the outdoors, and has authored five Easy Walks books. With limited mobility, she uses hiking poles when heading outdoors. She has been published in local, regional, and national publications. Website https://marjorieturner.com/ https://marjorieturner.com/press-kit/ Media links https://www.facebook.com/Easywalksinmassachusetts  (Book page) https://www.facebook.com/groups/616401235386068  FB group   Easy walks, Massachusetts, RI and beyond (12,600 members) https://www.instagram.com/marjorieturnerhollman/ ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle 
35:29 10/04/2022
Bestselling author Mark Anthony Powers shares his story of retiring from pulmonary medicine and embracing writing.
Mark Anthony Powers did not anticipate writing his best-selling debut novel, A Swarm in May, when he retired from medicine, although he has always enjoyed reading fiction. He grew up in the small town of West Lebanon, NH then attended Cornell University, where he strayed into Russian and creative writing while majoring in engineering. After receiving his MD from Dartmouth, he went south to the University of North Carolina for an internship and residency in Internal Medicine, followed by a fellowship in Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine.  After almost forty years in clinical practice and teaching, Mark retired from Duke University as an Associate Professor Emeritus of Medicine and began exploring other areas of his brain. Writing, gardening, IT, and magic courses were parts of his journey. A deep dive into beekeeping led to his presidency of the county beekeeping association and certification as a Master Beekeeper. Two cups of coffee and two hours of writing most mornings produced A Swarm in May and its prequel, Breath and Mercy. Mark is currently completing the third novel in this series. To learn more or connect with Mark, please visit www.markanthonypowers.com. ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle 
29:34 09/29/2022
Artist and writer Fred Koehler shares with us his adventures in creating children’s books.
Fred Koehler is an artist and writer whose real-life misadventures include sunken boats, shark encounters, and getting caught in a hurricane. Whether freediving in the Gulf of Mexico or backpacking across Africa, Fred’s sense of adventure and awe of nature overflow into his characters’ stories. He won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award for his illustrations for One Day, The End. Fred is passionate about encouraging young artists, promoting social justice, and conserving our environment. He lives in Florida with his wife, kids, and a rescue dog named Cheerio Mutt-Face McChubbybutt. https://www.ilikefred.com https://www.facebook.com/superfredd https://www.twitter.com/superfredd https://www.instagram.com/fred_koehler_ The helping authors website I mentioned is www.readychapter1.com. I set up a coupon code for any of your listeners who want to learn more about the publishing industry through our Publishing 101 class. It's free with coupon code CREATRIX. https://www.readychapter1.com/p/publishing-101 ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle 
30:27 09/27/2022
Intuitive life coach and energy healer Bara Mann talks about her work helping people to lean into themselves and their creativity.
Bara (she/they) is a former engineer, current intuitive life coach and energy healer. She specializes in helping people move to the next level. If you're tired of feeling stuck and are ready to free yourself from self imposed limitations (or just want to connect) you can find her at www.baraco.org or instagram.com/baracobara ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle 
28:32 09/22/2022
Bass player Ivan Funkboy Bodley shares stories from his life and his new book Am I Famous Yet? - Memoir of a Working-Class Rock Star.
Funkboy aka Ivan Bodley is bass player and music director to the stars. He has performed with 50 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, has appeared in 13 Broadway shows, and has been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. He can currently be seen on tour with Humble Pie. Funkboy’s debut single “Crab Walk” is available on Color Red Music and features performances by Crispin Cioe (Uptown Horns), Moses Mo (Mother’s Finest), Kenny Soule (Dag), James Dower (Sam Moore), and Doug Hinrichs (In the Heights). His new memoir Am I Famous Yet? Memoir of a Working-Class Rock Star is also out now. Ivan has been music director for Sam Moore (Sam & Dave), Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, The Shirelles, The Crystals, The Tokens and has performed with Sting, Elvis Costello, The Temptations, Solomon Burke, Ben E. King, Percy Sledge, Eddie Floyd, Rufus & Carla Thomas, Bo Diddley, Buster Poindexter, Uptown Horns, Paul Rodgers, Wynonna Judd, and David Foster. Notable appearances include Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Broadway shows: Rock of Ages, Spider- Man, Hedwig & the Angry Inch, SpongeBob, Kinky Boots, Ain’t Too Proud, Once on This Island, Fun Home, and The Prom. Performed at the Obama Inaugural Ball featured in the Barry Levinson documentary Poliwood, on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Today, Emeril Live, Imus in the Morning, Charlie Rose, Live with Regis & Kelly, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Istanbul and Israel State Symphony Orchestras. A magna cum laude graduate of Berklee College of Music, he has traveled to 29 countries and played to audiences of up to 82,000 in settings from duos to 150-member symphony orchestras. Originally from Chattanooga, TN, Ivan has resided in: New Orleans, Los Angeles, London, Boston, and is now based in New York City. He has a BA in Psychology from Tulane University, where he was Musical Director of college radio station WTUL, New Orleans. He was also a publicist with Epic Records/Sony Music. More information is available at www.funkboy.net. Ivan “Funkboy” Bodley uses Fender, Moxy, Warrior, and Gretsch basses, Hartke amplification, DR strings, PRA Audio wireless, and Tech 21, Digitech and Line 6 signal processors. Ivan eats only Little Debbie snack cakes. ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle 
33:03 09/20/2022
Peter Rosch is an award-winning writer and recovering addict whose decades in advertising, music, and film introduced him to more than a few bad habits. We talk about his latest book Future Skinny and
Peter Rosch is what happens when a Polish drag-racing varsity bowler and a beautiful, but über paranoid, French Canadian Air Force brat get together on a disco dance floor in glorious Albuquerque, NM. An award-winning writer whose decades in advertising, music, and film introduced him to more than a few bad habits. He hopes it wasn’t for naught. Kirkus called his first novel, My Dead Friend Sarah, "a gripping story" in which "Rosch skillfully renders a unique story of a missing woman." Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/peterrosch/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorpeterrosch LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterrosch Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5818195.Peter_Rosch My Site: peterrosch.com ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle 
41:43 09/15/2022
The Blind Blogger Maxwell Ivey shares with us his passion for helping people with disabilities get their voices heard through the creation of their own podcast.
Maxwell Ivey, known around the world as The Blind Blogger, has transformed himself from morbidly obese failed carnival owner to respected amusement equipment broker in the best health of his life.  People were impressed and asked him to share more about being a blind entrepreneur.  That lead to a second website and brand as The Blind Blogger.  From there he has written four self-help books, appeared on over 350 podcasts, traveled the country solo, sung & spoken in public, and started his own Podcast called What’s Your Excuse.  He has accomplished many challenging goals by being willing to ask for help and accept help when offered, by deciding to find solutions instead of making excuses, and by being determined to find the positive in all aspects of his life.  He loves to sing and routinely sings on his podcast, when being interviewed, and when giving public talks.  His current passion is the WYE, What’s Your Excuse? Network where he is working to help other people with disabilities to launch podcasts of their own or to help existing hosts grow their audiences.  He believes that it’s easier for him to answer an awkward question than to make you guess.  So, if you have any question at all, please just ask him. Website: https://www.theblindblogger.net Podcast Network Website: http://www.wyexcuse.com/shows Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theblindblogger Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxwellivey Twitter:: https://www.twitter.com/maxwellivey Podcast Network Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/wyexcusenetwork Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/TheBlindBlogger Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/maxwellivey Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/author/maxwellivey ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle
29:18 09/13/2022
Photographer Can Burak Bizer shares with us his process for creating timeless photographs rich with emotion.
Can Burak Bizer is New York, London, Dubai and Singapore based hotel photographer. His hospitality photography work is known for advertising photography and product photography for hotels and resorts. Can Burak is Tech and travel expert, by trade. He is honored with 100+ international awards. He is featured in 200+ international publications. Can Burak Bizer is Hilton preferred consultant for hotel photography and hotel video production. He is Lycee de Galatasaray, Boğaziçi University, Parsons School of Design, Central Saint Martins School of Design, London Business School graduate. He is charity supporter and volunteer. He always looks forward to winning hearts and delivering success, worldwide.  Web & Portfolio: http://canburakbizer.com or http://hotel-photographer.canburakbizer.com LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/canburak/ ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle
31:00 09/08/2022
Actor/performer and author Sean Tyler Foley talks about why being naked in your storytelling is where your audience needs you to go.
Sean Tyler Foley is an accomplished film and stage performer and has been acting in film and television since he was 6 years old. He has appeared in productions including Freddy Vs Jason, Door to Door, Carrie, and the musical Ragtime. Tyler is passionate about helping others confidently take the stage and impact an audience with their stories. He is currently the Managing Director of Total Buy In and author of the #1 best-selling book The Power to Speak Naked.   LINKS: https://seantylerfoley.com/ https://www.endlessstages.com/ https://www.instagram.com/seantylerfoley/ https://www.facebook.com/SeanTylerFoleyYYC/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPaMWxi5lGc_msriWtO45eA https://www.linkedin.com/in/seantylerfoley/ https://twitter.com/DropTheMicSTF https://www.facebook.com/seantylerfoley/ https://m.imdb.com/name/nm1021473/filmotype/actor ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle 
36:18 09/06/2022
Writer Amy L. Bernstein shares with us her loves of story, the sound of language and experimentation.
Amy L. Bernstein writes for the page, the stage, and forms in between. Her novels include The Potrero Complex, The Nighthawkers, Dreams of Song Times, and Fran, The Second Time Around. Amy is an award-winning journalist, speechwriter, playwright, and certified nonfiction book coach. When not glued to a screen, she loves listening to jazz and classical music, drinking wine with friends, and exploring Baltimore’s glorious neighborhoods, which inspire her fiction. https://amywrites.live ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle 
26:36 09/01/2022
Explore the world of Peter J. Wacks, seasoned author, actor, and deeply creative mind.
Starting at age four, Peter showed advanced aptitudes for chess, the violin, Judo, and was cast in background and minor roles in several movies. For his own enjoyment, he began writing his first short stories. Peter was never just a writer. He also delighted in role playing games, video games, and collectible card games. He competed in numerous Magic the Gathering tournaments through 1995, always finishing in the top three with his own idiosyncratic deck builds. On Puzzle Pirates, an early massively multiplayer online game, his zanered character drove legendary exploits, including a player driven effort to work with the game staff to redesign part of the game (the Cnossos Restoration Project.)  His recent history includes rebuilding and rebranding Wordfire Press from a small independent press with only seventeen books in print to one of Publisher’s Weekly top 50 science fiction presses globally. He also retooled the marketing strategy for the Writers of the Future Awards anthology in its 31st year, shepherding the series into its first year earning the title national bestseller (Volume 31).  Peter continues to write novels, graphic novels, and short stories, including a recent alternate history fantasy novel release published by Baen: Caller of Lightning. Right now he is restoring a 1964 Corvette Stingray, working on 5 new novels, producing his first album, and building 2 new games. His primary focus is on the launch of the world’s first player driven hybrid NFT/Physical Trading Card Game. peterjwacks.net @peterjwacks everywhere! ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle 
33:37 08/30/2022
Ebonique Boyd loves art. Her mission is to help artists and collectors connect and along the way she will help you define your artistic tastes.
Ebonique Boyd is the cofounder of Budget Collector, an art technology startup that helps turns art enthusiasts into art collectors with casual gaming. The startup is planning to hold its first performance art event that mimics some aspects of the app. The app is designed using data science to help identify the types of art each individual prefers. We also use these statistics to help provide data to artists. To find out more about how we support artists, see here: https://www.budgetcollector.org/budget-collector-vs-competitors-compare-pricing-product-features-and-more/ Link: https://www.budgetcollector.org ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle 
28:49 08/25/2022
Skateboarding entrepreneur and digital marketer Brandon Leibowitz shares his passion project and his marketing knowledge.
Brandon Leibowitz runs and operate SEO Optimizers since 2007. We are a digital marketing company that focuses on helping small and medium-sized businesses get more online traffic, which in turn converts into clients, sales, leads, etc.   https://seooptimizers.com/gift https://www.youtube.com/c/BrandonLeibowitz/videos https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandonleibowitz/ https://www.instagram.com/leibowitzbrandon/ https://www.facebook.com/BrandonLeibs https://twitter.com/brandonleibs https://seooptimizers.buzzsprout.com/   ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle 
26:10 08/23/2022
Filmmaker and writer Daniel Hess tells us about his adventures in storytelling.
Daniel Hess is a filmmaker/writer from Baltimore, Maryland. Born with aortic valve stenosis, Daniel found his focus on academia and creativity developed from early childhood. At age ten, Daniel lost his best friend to cystic fibrosis, which further cemented the need for a creative escape in life. Daniel's senior thesis film Voicebox was shown internationally in 2012 and since then he has written and produced several award-winning short films. In early 2022, Daniel underwent successful open heart surgery in order to replace the damaged aortic valve. Daniel has also self-published two books, Just a Boy Blaming Himself in 2021 and Focus Puller, which is launching in June 2022.  ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle 
29:04 08/18/2022
Sculptress of words and clay Nicole Bethune Winters talks about her love for messy mediums and her meditative process that peels back layers in search of the core essence.
nicole bethune winters is a poet, ceramic artist & yoga teacher. she grew up in virginia beach, and a piece of her heart is still buried beneath the pier on 15th street. she currently resides in southern california, where she makes and sells pottery out of her home studio, and when she isn’t practicing yoga, writing, or making coffee mugs, you’ll find her off exploring new landscapes in constant pursuit of inspiration. brackish is her debut collection. nicolebethunewinters.com omshakahandmade.com omshaka.com ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: https://www.creatrixcompass.com Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you! https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=2PM3V82XDS7GA  Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle 
27:00 08/16/2022