Bold Company features real, unscripted conversations with real entrepreneurs and creators. So often, all we see is the highlight reel of someone’s life and business - but rarely are we given a glimpse into the raw truth behind the success. Here, you will bear witness to some honest conversations about life, business, mindset, failure, and success - and discover that wherever you are in the progress of your own story, you are not alone.
It’s the season finale of Bold Company, and in this episode I’m sharing my own transformation. As a photographer, I’m embarking on a personal journey to unblock my creativity, which has been buried deep for a long time. I’m also making some major shifts in the way I do business. I’m moving away from the status quo of online marketing (the “sales funnel”, ie, more people = more money), and focusing on creating a new business model that is based on community and genuinely connecting with people.
In this episode, I'm talking with Zach Spuckler who career has been characterized by "zigging when everyone else is zagging". Zach's success has been built on bold moves - like walking away from his 7-figure business as a course creator to start a new endeavour as a Facebook ads agency. Zach's story is one of trusting in yourself, your instincts, and not following the money, but knowing that the money will follow you.
Mai-Kee’s road to entrepreneurship was paved with tremendous challenge. Everything, from her upbringing as a “good little Asian” girl to a horrendously abusive relationship as a young adult, Mai-Kee was essentially trained to be obedient, and live a safe, conventional life. But her brave, warrior-woman spirit fought hard to change her story, and she has. Mai-Kee’s story is one of vulnerability, honesty, and overcoming significant adversity to live the life she was called for, and deserves.
In this episode, I’m chatting with my good friend, Kenney Fitzpatrick.
Kenney recognized a lack of representation for music artists in the LGBTQ+ community and made it his mission to showcase the wide variety of talent in the queer community, through his podcast, music charts, playlists, YouTube channel, and more.
His commitment to bringing inclusivity to the music community is incredible, and highlights the profound impact we can make in our businesses when we make it our mission to do so.
Emily is a business powerhouse, and a huge player in the Canadian handmade business scene. She works for Etsy Canada, has her own retail shop where she sells only handmade goods, created and facilitates her Cheerfully Made craft shows in the Ottawa area (10 years running), and even was a maker herself before selling her handmade business, a line of soy candles. Oh, and she also created and launched a digital course teaching makers how to sell wholesale. Yeah, she knows a thing or two about business.
In this episode, Jami King and I talk about all about building businesses when it feel like the most impossible thing to do, and why you just have to keep going.
Jami's top priority when it comes to running her business is serving her community. It steers her ship, and is always what she comes back to when making decisions about her business.
Come discover just how many businesses Jami actually started before landing on her "one", and let her madly inspire you in your own journey.v
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Can’t wait for more episodes!
I loved listening to this SO much, I listened to it twice, and I’m literally on the edge of my seat waiting for the next episode!! Amy’s words resonated deeply with me, both on a personal and professional level. I’m feeling inspired, yet reflective.
Love the name, the concept, and can’t wait to hear more great stories about real people in business. 👏👏👏
Down-to-earth and real!!
Amy helped me (an online business newbie) before via her YouTube channel. She responded quickly and gave me the information I needed, in a very friendly and approachable manner.
There are tons of podcasts about how-to’s and techniques out there, and they can be very helpful, but I believe that what’s outside is mostly a reflection of what’s inside. So I’m glad she will be talking about that aspect of running a business!
An amazing start!
Love this new podcast! Amy - you sound incredible and I can’t wait to hear more about how your current journey unfolds!