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The Compassionate Creative is the podcast that shares the stories of creative leaders who work to pave a path forward in their industries and do so with compassion, authenticity and integrity. I ask guests about their struggles and challenges, what tools and skills they use to enhance creativity, and how they stay inspired to continue to work from a place of compassion.

The Compassionate Creative Podcast Charlene Dinger

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

The Compassionate Creative is the podcast that shares the stories of creative leaders who work to pave a path forward in their industries and do so with compassion, authenticity and integrity. I ask guests about their struggles and challenges, what tools and skills they use to enhance creativity, and how they stay inspired to continue to work from a place of compassion.

    EP 51: “Creating a Clear, Authentic Voice” with Sheri Saginor - Audiobook Narrator & Producer | Voiceover Artist

    EP 51: “Creating a Clear, Authentic Voice” with Sheri Saginor - Audiobook Narrator & Producer | Voiceover Artist

    Sheri Saginor is a Boston-based audiobook narrator and producer who helps bring authors' written words to life. With over twenty years of experience as a speaker, writer, and performer, Sheri brings to her work a true passion for the spoken word. She has worked in a wide variety of industries, including high-tech, education, and music, but the throughline has been using her voice to communicate effectively.

    In this episode:

    -why she practices transcendental meditation everyday

    -her journey to becoming an audiobook narrator and producer and how her career has always been centered around sharing her voice (singer, high-tech sales, speech writer)

    -why all these stops along her journey were important to creating the fulfilling life she has today

    -what it was like to transition from freelance artist/singer to a high-tech job with benefits, back to freelance and entrepreneurship

    -why self-awareness and trusting herself has always been such an important component of showing herself compassion throughout her career

    -Clear, Vibrant, Confident: how she came up with these words to market her truest voice in the industry

    -why all the ‘closed doors’ and grief of letting go of the things she thought she wanted, were integral to her finding her most authentic voice

    -the different phases of being a ‘compassionate creative’ throughout her life

    Sheri's Website: www.sherisaginor.com

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    • 48 min
    EP 050: "Ask me Anything" Celebrating 50 Episodes!

    EP 050: "Ask me Anything" Celebrating 50 Episodes!

    In this episode:

    -celebrating 50 episodes with a special Q&A!

    -I am answering your questions about creativity, movement, my process and more! 

    -special announcement (for those of you who don't already know!)

    -Thank you to all my guests, listeners and supporters! Cheers to the next 50!

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    • 32 min
    EP 49: “Be a Vessel of Change” with Alvie Balayo - Business Alchemist & Founder of ‘Vessel of Change’

    EP 49: “Be a Vessel of Change” with Alvie Balayo - Business Alchemist & Founder of ‘Vessel of Change’

    Stimulated by challenges, fuelled by curiosity, and happiest when initiating new projects, Alvie left the corporate world and started her own consultancy business. She is the founder of Vessel of Change (VOC) and the managing consultant of VOC Solutions. Alvie has developed her expertise through a wide range of jobs in finance, publishing, communications, and several other industries.

    In this episode:

    -how she shows herself compassion when there is ‘internal work’ to be done and frustration sets in

    -why she transitioned from the corporate world into a more healing space and how it took being depressed and surrounded by miserable people to create this shift

    -how she has always been supporting leaders in some way or another and how she uses this experience in the work she does now

    -why she started ‘Vessel of Change’ and how starting her own business turned into a deep self-awareness and self-realization journey

    -working with clients for business development and solutions turned into deep personal work for them and why she resisted calling herself a ‘coach’

    -her mission with VOC and how she guides her clients to make their impact in their own special way

    -why she surrendered to supporting ‘Taboo’ (sex industry, microdosing) businesses and how she had to reassess and question everything she has been taught in order to be the facilitator for making these subjects palatable for others

    -the fear of fully expressing her creativity and how it’s so easy to invest in the growth of her business rather than the creative modalities where she actually sees more personal growth

    Alvie's Website: vesselofchange.com

    Alvie's Instagram: @vesselofchange

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    • 47 min
    EP 048: “The Need for More (Art)versations” with Bri Clarke - Performer | Choreographer | Movement Teacher | Producer

    EP 048: “The Need for More (Art)versations” with Bri Clarke - Performer | Choreographer | Movement Teacher | Producer

    Based in Tkarón:to, she identifies as a queer, cis-gendered female, and colonial settler. Her creative practice centres around storytelling with an emphasis on using improvisational techniques to arrive at a product. Bri has furthered her training in Ottawa, Greece, New York City, North Carolina, and Los Angeles. During her BFA studies, she had the opportunity to train and work with mentors such as Kate Hillard, Hanna Kiel, Alysa Pires, Hassan El-Amin, and Louis Laberge-Côte. She continues to be a freelance artist for multiple dance/theatre collectives around Ontario.

    In this episode:

    -the importance of giving yourself space to rest without feeling like you’re taking anything away from your ‘hustle’

    -her recent trips to Montreal and New York; how she was inspired by the art, shows and classes and how that translated into movement

    -her first experience working as a producer on ‘Phantasmagoria’ for the Toronto Fringe Festival ; what the process was like for her and what she learned

    -what she gained from her competitive dance training growing up and why she felt disconnected from that world once she graduated

    -navigating the dance spaces throughout her training and professional career and how she dealt with self-talk, body image and self-confidence

    -the work she’s done to shift her self-talk to become more loving and accepting

    -creating body-positive spaces that are welcoming and accepting

    -normalizing talking about body dysmorphia and disordered eating

    -why she started her her podcast (Art)versations: a meditative conversation about the way artists think and their lifestyle; how it’s evolved and where she sees it going

    -working with Trancsen|Dance Project and what it’s like to perform in an immersive dance company

    Bri's Website: briclarke.ca

    Bri's Podcast: artversations-podcast

    Bri's Instagram: @brianna_clarkee

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    • 55 min
    EP 047: “Honoring Artistic Voices” with Hannah Lyon - Comprehensive Editor | Ghostwriter

    EP 047: “Honoring Artistic Voices” with Hannah Lyon - Comprehensive Editor | Ghostwriter

    Hannah R. Lyon is a professional editor who has assisted dozens of authors in both fiction and nonfiction, polishing their manuscripts to perfection for successful publication. Over the last six years, her quality editing has led to books being featured on #1 bestseller lists both nationally and internationally. Hannah is a guest expert on the topics of writing and editing at virtual and in-person conferences and writer’s retreats. Her free time consists of indulging in story-driven video games, listening to and collecting classic rock and roll vinyl, and raising her two elven sprites of daughters.

    In this episode:

    -what her work as a comprehensive editor entails and why she feels it is the best way to connect with the writers and share their most authentic voice

    -creating a trusting relationship with her clients

    -why a good editor is not always going to tell you what you want to hear

    -the importance of being a good listener in order for her to be able to help the writer bring their voice forward

    -what the editing process looks like for her and her clients; how she is really involved in the process and truly supports the authors

    -the importance of creatives remaining open to feedback and critiques and allowing space for change

    -the inspiration she finds in working with her writers in order to nourish her own creativity

    Hannah's Website: castlelyonediting.com

    Hannah's Instagram: @ladylyon19

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    • 34 min
    EP 046: “Get FREED from Stuck” with Susie Hayes - Author | Speaker | Counselor | Coach

    EP 046: “Get FREED from Stuck” with Susie Hayes - Author | Speaker | Counselor | Coach

    With two Master's Degrees in education and counseling, and over 40 years experience as a psychotherapist, life and business coach, hypnotist, teacher, speaker and author, Susie Hayes helps people become and stay FREED from Stuck!  She is the author of the award-winning book, "FREED from Stuck!  Dare to Cross the Bridge Beyond Grief, trauma, and Self-Sabotage to Discover Lasting Change Now.

    In this episode:

    -how she created the 5 elements of FREED with the analogy of crossing a bridge to get to where you are going

    -takes us through each element and how the process of going through these can help us become unstuck and to move forward towards our goals and desires

    -acknowledging the grief of moving forward and letting go of past things that are holding us back

    -realizing our transformation and the shift of achieving a goal in order to keep us from moving backwards or falling into self-sabotage

    -the inspiration behind her book and how her life experiences culminated into the work she does now

    -her healing process of having a difficult relationship with her mother was foundational in appreciating her self-exploration

    -the importance of appreciating the value of creativity and why it is integral to the quality of our lives

    -when we get truly connected to who we are, we can create from that truth and authenticity

    -how ‘showing up’ with compassion, empathy, grace, encouragement, insight has become something she wants to do both professionally and personally

    Susie's Website: susiehayesnow.com

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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Coach Roman Mironov ,

Charlene is all about giving practical tips

I don't like to listen to shows that are too long and unfocused. I think Charlene strikes the right balance. She gets her guests to share their stories and tips so efficiently.

kath_5 ,

A new fave

I’m a Podcast junkie, I start a lot of sentences with: I was listening to a Podcast and...
This is a podcast that gets me thinking outside the box, takes me in a direction away from news, comedy, crime series...introspective and insightful. I always come away with a new idea to chew on. Charlene is a gracious host, charming and grounded. A nice change from the norm!

karlymariab ,

The Compassionate Creative Podcast

Love this podcast! Always the daily dose of positivity and inspiration I need!

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