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An interview style podcast with people in the Custom Home Furnishings industry.

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An interview style podcast with people in the Custom Home Furnishings industry.

    276- Heidi Yoder - Know Yourself and What You Need

    276- Heidi Yoder - Know Yourself and What You Need

    The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;
    The Workroom Channel
    Scarlet Thread Consulting
    The WCAA
    The Curtains and Soft Furnishings Resource Library
    Merril Y Landis, LTD
    Angel's Distributing, LLC
    Trading Up Consulting, LLC
    National Upholstery Association
    Heidi Wenger Yoder is the owner of Smithland Custom Interiors in Harrisonburg, VA. which is celebrating 20 years of operation.  Heidi's husband, Brent, is an invaluable member of her team as chief installer and cornice board fabricator.  Her three teenage children pitch in on occasion as directors of recycling, dust bunny chasing, and van loading. Heidi is passionate about helping her clients live more fully in their homes and creating beauty in the process.
     
    Heidi is on Instagram  and Facebook
     
    The website below is currently under construction by Kate the Socialite and should be up and running soon My old site, www.seamslikehomeva.com, is still up. For my 20th business birthday, I re-branded and re-named the business.
     
    Links and Resources;
    (I use some affiliate links and appreciate it if you choose to use them)
    Profit First by Mike Michalowicz
    Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life 
    by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans
    Kanban board
    Kate The Socialite
     
     

    • 52 min
    OT Series - 275 - Lea Tran - I Did Not Miss the Boat

    OT Series - 275 - Lea Tran - I Did Not Miss the Boat

    The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;
    The Workroom Channel
    Scarlet Thread Consulting
    The WCAA
    The Curtains and Soft Furnishings Resource Library
    Merril Y Landis, LTD
    Angel's Distributing, LLC
    Trading Up Consulting, LLC
    National Upholstery Association
    Lea Tran is an ethnic Chinese, former "Boat People" refugee from Vietnam. A Villanova University graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, a female scientist turned successful entrepreneur and business owner in the Greater Philadelphia Region, where she called home for thirty-five years.
    She has morphed from carrying the stigma of the "refugee" label to a chemist who synthesized the compound that became a cocktail drug to treat HIV-AIDS in 1998. A successful business owner who created luxury custom drapery for countless homes in the Mainline area from 2005-2015.
    In 2019, Lea brought her story to the TEDx stage and then published her harrowing boat journey during the pandemic in 2020 "I Did Not Miss the Boat- Memoir of a Vietnam Hoa Refugee." where she depicts the struggles of an adolescent girl who was being tugged on one side by a culture of duty & tradition and on the other by a new land of personal opportunity & freedom.
    She delivers her powerful message of courage and hope during challenging times in her keynote speeches to inspire her audience to find opportunities in the midst of adversity.
    As a transformation coach, Lea works with her clients to build their confidence, help them get out of their comfort zone, rediscover their brilliance, and proactively creating opportunities that will propel them forward.
    Lea believes in kindness and giving back to help the underprivileged to rebuild their second chance in life. Her aspiration is to help people overcome the trauma of war, poverty, and social isolation.
    Lea and her husband reside in Florida. Currently, she serves as a board member of Refugee Film School (a non-profit branch of MSRI- Malaysia Social Institute Research). She is also an avid Toastmaster and an active member of the South Lake Chamber of Commerce in Central Florida.
     
     
    Links and Resources;
    I Did Not Miss the Boat
    The Alchemist by Paul Coelho
    The Glass Castle: A Memoir Jeannette Walls
    Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones James Clear
    Educated: A Memoir  by Tara Westover
    Attitude Is Everything: Change Your Attitude... Change Your Life! by Jeff Keller
    Canva
    Evernote
    Podcast app
     
    Lea is on Facebook, Instagram and Linkedin
    Lea will be speaking at the Custom Workroom Conference in October of 2022

    • 55 min
    274 - Rhonda Shanahan - I'm Kind of a Big Dreamer

    274 - Rhonda Shanahan - I'm Kind of a Big Dreamer

    The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;
    The Workroom Channel
    Scarlet Thread Consulting
    The WCAA
    The Curtains and Soft Furnishings Resource Library
    Merril Y Landis, LTD
    Angel's Distributing, LLC
    Trading Up Consulting, LLC
    National Upholstery Association
     
    Rhonda Shanahan, owner of The Whimsical Chair, learned to sew growing up in Iowa from her grandmother and mother. They taught her their passion for sewing and creating with beautiful fabrics. Rhonda received her degree in fashion merchandising. After college she moved to Kansas and worked in retail sales and display. When Rhonda got married and started her family she was able to stay home with their 3 kids. Once her kids all started school she had extra time during the day. There was an upholstery class through her local extension office in Wichita Kansas so she decided to give it a try. Her first project was a wingback chair and she was hooked. She worked on several pieces for her own home. It was wonderful to be able to restore and refurbish antique and vintage chairs. Rhonda and her family moved to Colorado in 2012 and she continued to learn with upholstery education online. Friends and family started asking if she would do chairs and settees for their homes. This was the start of The Whimsical Chair.
    Links and Resources;
    Kim's Upholstery
    The Funky Little Chair
    Professional Upholsterers Network on Facebook
    link to estimate page on Rhonda's website
    QuickBooks
    Cognito forms
    National Upholstery Association
    Crest Leather
    Upholstery education Louise Cornick
     

    • 1 hr 19 min
    273 - The Mindset Podcast

    273 - The Mindset Podcast

    The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;
     
    The Workroom Channel
     
    Scarlet Thread Consulting
     
    The WCAA
     
    The Curtains and Soft Furnishings Resource Library
     
    Merril Y Landis, LTD
     
    Angel's Distributing, LLC
     
    Trading Up Consulting, LLC
     
    National Upholstery Association
    Today's podcast is about mindset and I love learning more about it.
    Links and Resources;
    The University of Michigan Two for You Series
    Carol Dweck -  

    • 10 min
    272- Laura Nelson Re-Release

    272- Laura Nelson Re-Release

    The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;
     
    The Workroom Channel
     
    Scarlet Thread Consulting
     
    The WCAA
     
    The Curtains and Soft Furnishings Resource Library
     
    Merril Y Landis, LTD
     
    Angel's Distributing, LLC
     
    Trading Up Consulting, LLC
     
    National Upholstery Association
     
    Since 1994, Laura Nelson has been the owner of Sew Nice, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, specializing in soft and hard window treatments, slipcovers, and other soft home furnishings.  Sew Nice is a Woman-Owned Business Entity (WBE) with the State of Indiana; Laura is a WFCP Workroom Specialist and active member of WCAA, currently the program chair for the Indiana Chapter and Secretary for the Board of Directors. 
     A graduate of Purdue University in Restaurant Management, Laura worked in university foodservice management (Notre Dame, Valparaiso, and Purdue), mostly in catering, before changing career paths to start a workroom.  

    • 1 hr 19 min
    271 - Carly Melancon - I'm Too Deep In Now To Turn Back

    271 - Carly Melancon - I'm Too Deep In Now To Turn Back

    The Sew Much More Podcast is sponsored by;
     
    The Workroom Channel
     
    Scarlet Thread Consulting
     
    The WCAA
     
    The Curtains and Soft Furnishings Resource Library
     
    Merril Y Landis, LTD
     
    Angel's Distributing, LLC
     
    Trading Up Consulting, LLC
     
    National Upholstery Association
     
     
    Carly Melcancon redesigns and revives once forgotten upholstered furniture into one-of-a-kind western statement pieces using vintage Mexican textiles, rugs, and hair-on hides.
    Carly is on Facebook and Instagram.

     
    Links and Resources; (I do use some affiliate links and appreciate it if you use them, no worries if you choose not to!)
     
    Enneagram Test
    Kim's Upholstery
    Profit First
    Building a Story Brand by Donald Miller
    Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
    E Myth Revisited Michael E. Gerber
    Goal Digger podcast
    212 The Extra Degree: Extraordinary Results Begin with One Small Change by Sam Parker
    Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
    Gretchen Rubin
    Getting Things Done by David Allen
    Professional Upholsterers Network on Facebook
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 36 min

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