The Lisa Congdon Sessions is a podcast for creative folks about living and working with more intention, curiosity, and joy. Most interesting to Lisa is what happens at the intersection between life as an artist and life as a human, with all our baggage, aspirations, hopes and dreams. From big questions to practical ones about business, social media, time management, and finding your way through the winding creative path- each episode Lisa will share stories, tips, insights, and conversations from the heart.
Finding the Kind of Work that Brings You Alive: A Conversation with Jonathan Fields
In this conversation with renowned entrepreneur, podcaster and author Jonathan Fields, we dive into the question: what is your unique imprint for work that brings you alive? We also discuss the groundbreaking assessment Jonathan has developed to help us answer this question. We all want to do work that brings us a sense of meaningfulness, where we are in the flow, where we feel energized, where we are allowed to express the greatest amount of potential and have a strong sense of purpose. How do we figure out what that "work" is? And how has the global pandemic pushed many of us to ask and answer this question?
Episode 11: On Adventure, Community and living a Full Life with Gravel Cyclist and Designer Sarah Sturm
Sarah Sturm is an incredible cyclist and a creative. Her cycling resume is impressive, but what’s even more inspiring is her attitude and approach. She doesn’t train in the traditional way most endurance athletes do with strict training plans and an attachment to a heart rate monitor. Instead, she relies on her intuition and love for cycling as her training motivator. Sarah also prioritizes community over competition and works as a coach to kids in her hometown and as a positive force in the sport for inclusion. When she is not training and racing, she runs a successful graphic design firm from her home in Durango, Colorado. She sees having a balanced life as the key to happiness. Join us for a conversation between friends, artists and cyclists Lisa and Sarah!
Ask Lisa Anything #1
In this episode, Lisa answers her first set of ASK ME (LISA) ANYTHING (aka "AMA") questions, moderated by her wife, Clay. Questions in this episode range from "Do you believe in a higher power?" to "Do you believe in love at first sight?" to "What is your favorite procreate brush?" and everything in between! More of these ramblings to come in the future.
Episode 9: On Taking Small Actions and Exercising Boundaries with Artist Jen Hewett
This week’s podcast episode is a special one, because it includes my very first interview! And the interview is with one of my favorite people in the world, artist, print maker and author, Jennifer Hewett. Jen and I have been best friends for almost a decade, and I am thrilled to have her on the podcast. At the time of this recording Jen has just moved across the country from San Francisco to the Hudson Valley in New York, and in this episode she shares how she came to move her life and her art practice at age 46 across 2600 miles. We also talk about one of our other favorite topics: boundaries! How to have them, how to keep them, and why they matter. Jen is wise, immensely talented, and what I call “a practical visionary.” I hope you enjoy listening to our conversation as much as I enjoyed having it.
Episode 8: From Your Comfort Zone to the Wild Unknown
In this episode I tell a story about how I said YES to a professional opportunity I was unsure about, and how I learned so much along the way, mostly about surrendering to the unknown. I hope you enjoy it!
Episode 7: Keep Your Eyes on Your Own Journey
Are you a person who is very sensitive to the accomplishments or progress of other folks on a similar creative path? Or maybe you are someone who routinely compares yourself to others? In this episode, I talk about the emotional danger you put yourself in when you are hyper focused on others and strategies for staying focused on AND honoring your own journey.
While listening to the podcast I had a feeling that Lisa’s stories are speaking to me directly. Although it’s an exciting story of a unique path of self discovery at a certain level Lisa was talking some universal truths that can be applied to each and one of us. I am grateful for her honesty and vulnerability. It helped me to see certain things In my life more clearly, except them and even turn some negative experiences to a precious assets. And she inspired me to continue bravely my own journey of self discoveries and coming out of a ‘shadow artist’ cocoon.