56 episodes

Self-employment author and coach Peri Pakroo chats with guests about working for themselves, whether that's freelancing, running a coffee shop or heading a corporate empire. Peri and rotating co-hosts also interview artists, musicians and other creative workers who share stories about pursuing their projects and careers. We celebrate and illuminate the many sides of self-employed life and business, including related topics like road-tripping, thrift shopping and procrastinating. Any hour can be happy hour when you're self-employed. :)

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Self-employment author and coach Peri Pakroo chats with guests about working for themselves, whether that's freelancing, running a coffee shop or heading a corporate empire. Peri and rotating co-hosts also interview artists, musicians and other creative workers who share stories about pursuing their projects and careers. We celebrate and illuminate the many sides of self-employed life and business, including related topics like road-tripping, thrift shopping and procrastinating. Any hour can be happy hour when you're self-employed. :)

    Ep 56: Monique Salhab and Kendra Toth, Co-Founders of RACED

    Ep 56: Monique Salhab and Kendra Toth, Co-Founders of RACED

    Host Peri Pakroo talks with Monique Salhab and Kendra Toth about their firm, RACED, which helps clients build equitable and inclusive workplaces and organizations. By embracing their own identities and their strengths in holding space for uncomfortable conversations, Monique and Kendra are developing a powerful partnership that helps build capacity within other organizations to continue the important, ongoing work of dismantling white supremacy.
    Peri also shares a few announcements from Pyragraph and Tricklock Company, whose Revolutions International Theatre Festival is just about to kick off.
    Photo by Peri.
    Theme song: "You Do You" by Sam Miller.
    Thanks to our sponsor Pyragraph.
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    • 36 min
    Ep. 55: Giovanna Rossi, Founder of the Family Friendly Business Award

    Ep. 55: Giovanna Rossi, Founder of the Family Friendly Business Award

    'Tis the season...of badass women stealing the show in the House impeachment hearings. ;) In this episode, host Peri Pakroo invites leadership coach, founder of Family Friendly New Mexico, and Producer/Host of The Well Woman Show Giovanna Rossi to talk about how women in leadership can maximize their effectiveness while staying physically and mentally well. With the holidaze looming, these tips are especially timely. 
    Peri also talks with Coffee + Creatives co-founder Ruth Dove about what leadership means in the world of small business, artsy collabs and indie working. 
    Tweener music: "Hold On" by Bellemah.
    Photo by Peri.
    Theme song: "You Do You" by Sam Miller.
    Thanks to our sponsors Pyragraph and Coffee + Creatives.
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    • 29 min
    Ep. 54: Allegra Howell, Woodworker & Owner of Foxy Girl Designs

    Ep. 54: Allegra Howell, Woodworker & Owner of Foxy Girl Designs

    Holiday market season is upon us! Host Peri Pakroo invites woodworker and maker of useful recycled wood items Allegra Howell into the studio to talk shop, craft markets and more. Allegra shares how she got into the biz of recycled wood handicraft, what makes a good market, and how she works on scaling her business while being a mom to a pre-schooler. 
    Peri also talks with A/V whisperer Stue Trory who shares recording tips in a new segment, "Checking Signal."
    Photo by Peri.
    Theme song: "You Do You" by Sam Miller.
    Thanks to our sponsors Pyragraph and Coffee + Creatives.
    Be sure to Like our Facebook page!

    • 28 min
    Ep. 53: Unepisode with Peri & Ruth

    Ep. 53: Unepisode with Peri & Ruth

    What a week! The second annual Unconference just wrapped, and podcast host Peri Pakroo exhales and recaps the highlights with Ruth Dove from Coffee + Creatives, the organizer of the event. This conference of educational and networking events serving Albuquerque's creative workers is growing into a powerful model for how to engage, serve and support a robust creative community.
    Photo by Jason Collin.
    Theme song: "You Do You" by Sam Miller.
    Thanks to our sponsors Pyragraph and Coffee + Creatives.
    Be sure to Like our Facebook page!

    • 28 min
    Ep. 52: Pilar Westell, Owner of Zendo Coffee

    Ep. 52: Pilar Westell, Owner of Zendo Coffee

    Host Peri Pakroo chats with Pilar Westell, owner of Zendo Coffee, a coffeehouse and art gallery in south downtown Albuquerque. We talked about the intersection between art and coffee, and the ins and outs of building and running a community space.

    Theme song: "You Know Who You Are" by Sam Miller.

    Thanks to our sponsors Pyragraph and Coffee + Creatives.

    • 29 min
    Ep. 51: Kei & Molly Textiles Founders, Kei Tsuzuki and Molly Luethi

    Ep. 51: Kei & Molly Textiles Founders, Kei Tsuzuki and Molly Luethi

    Around ten years ago, Kei Tsuzuki and Molly Luethi wanted to create a social enterprise that would enable them to create quality jobs for refugees and immigrants. Today, Kei & Molly Textiles has made good on that mission, and has grown into a vibrant artisan manufacturing business that employs about eight full-time workers, and sells its screenprinted textiles at nearly 400 stores around the country. Host Peri Pakroo talks with Kei and Molly about the origins of their idea and how their values drive their business model.
    Peri also chats with Ruth Dove and Ayanna Nelson-Freeman from Coffee + Creatives about the role that employers can have in improving people's lives and communities.
    Many thanks to Marty Adamsmith and Stue Trory for audio and production assistance. Photo by Ruth Dove.
    Theme song: "You Know Who You Are" by Sam Miller.
    Thanks to our sponsors Pyragraph and Coffee + Creatives.
    Be sure to Like our Facebook page!

    • 27 min

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