36 episodes

The Super Creative podcast delivers candid conversations with inspiring women who are thriving in creative business. We talk about creativity, strategy, productivity, marketing, success, failure, fulfilment, health, happiness, and everything-in-between. This is a behind the scenes look at the clever women who make a living being creative, and how they do it.

Super Creative Somewhere Creative | Catie Dawson

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 67 Ratings

The Super Creative podcast delivers candid conversations with inspiring women who are thriving in creative business. We talk about creativity, strategy, productivity, marketing, success, failure, fulfilment, health, happiness, and everything-in-between. This is a behind the scenes look at the clever women who make a living being creative, and how they do it.

    Grace Glass - Co-Founder, Natural Paint Co.

    Grace Glass - Co-Founder, Natural Paint Co.

    Today on the podcast I speak to the lovely Grace Glass – co-founder of Natural Paint Co. - a kiwi owned and operated manufacturer of sustainable paints and wood oils. The company was created with an uncompromising promise; to make the world’s best paint that is healthier for people and the environment.
    After learning the pitfalls of the paint industry (which for over 70 years has favoured petrochemicals and toxic ingredients) Grace and her co-founder James both quit their careers at 22 to create a business that would challenge the paint industry.
    Working with leading paint chemists, Grace and James have created natural, plant based paints and oils that far exceed industry standards, while solving sustainable and ethical issues within the industry.
    This is a cool business story – and it’s really only just the beginning I’m in awe of the tenacity and drive that both Grace and James have had, growing their business during a time of life where many of us are focused on all the other things life has to offer - I know what I was doing at 22 and it wasn’t starting an industry-disrupting company! 
    The Natural Paint Co. journey to-date is really inspiring and interesting and I hope you enjoy this chat as much as I did.

    Make sure you get fully inspired by Natural Paint Co online at naturalpaint.co.nz and check them out on Insta - @naturalpaintco

    For more podcast information visit supercreativepodcast.com
     
    Hosted by Catie Dawson
    Bought to you by Somewhere Creative
    Find us on Instagram - @supercreativepodcast

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Kate Cullwick & Prue Watson - Foxtrot Home

    Kate Cullwick & Prue Watson - Foxtrot Home

    Today on the podcast I speak to the truly delightful Prue Watson and Kate Cullwick  – sisters and owners of Foxtrot Home, an online store supplying beautiful french flax linen and NZ wool bedware to homes throughout New Zealand and beyond. 
    It all began when the sisters decided they wanted to start a business together - the vision was for them to be able to work from home and for themselves. They knew that whatever they did, it had to be online and they knew they wanted to source sustainable and ethically made goods – so they landed on linen bedding as a wonderful product with huge potential.  
    Chatting with Kate and Prue was like sitting down with old friends over a cup of tea. Both sisters are warm, friendly, down-to-earth, funny and happy to share! It’s a long chat – I think we are all big talkers! 
    Small content warning – we chat a little bit about personal journeys with mental health towards the end of our conversation. Thanks Kate and Prue for being so open. x
    You might need to listen to this episode in a couple of sittings, but I hope you enjoy our chat as much as I did!

    You can find Foxtrot’s glorious French flax linen and NZ wool bedware at foxtrothome.co.nz or find them on insta @foxtrot_at_home

    For more podcast information visit supercreativepodcast.com
     
    Hosted by Catie Dawson
    Bought to you by Somewhere Creative
    Find us on Instagram - @supercreativepodcast

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Kelly Müller - Founder, Kelly Müller Consulting (KMC)

    Kelly Müller - Founder, Kelly Müller Consulting (KMC)

    Today on the podcast I speak to marketing powerhouse Kelly Müller – owner of Kelly Müller Consulting. KMC is a modern marketing consultancy that elevates brands to the next stage of their business.
    For the past fifteen years, Kelly has been growing businesses, brands, and reputations through innovative and progressive strategic marketing initiatives with experience ranging from multi-national retailers through to smaller businesses and digital start-ups.  
    I’ve been following Kelly’s work for a while as she works alongside some of my favourite and aesthetically pleasing brands. As a fellow marketer I was super keen to pick her brain and learn more about her approach. Kelly is an expert on all things branding, marketing, PR and business. Our conversation shows what a wealth of knowledge Kelly is and it’s a great listen for anyone starting or growing a brand or business.
    Kelly also shares about her search for balance when it comes to the work and family juggle, and about her recently launched passion project – Bonnyco.
    A small content warning – towards the end of our conversation we discuss suicide and mental health, so I just wanted to make you aware before we continue. Thankyou Kelly for being so open and vulnerable. x

    You can find Kelly at kellymuller.com or on Instagram @kellymullerconsulting. You can also check out the wonderful stories and resources at bonnyco.com.au or on insta @bonnyco__

    For more podcast information visit supercreativepodcast.com
     
    Hosted by Catie Dawson
    Bought to you by Somewhere Creative
    Find us on Instagram - @supercreativepodcast

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Morgan Maw - Founder, Boring Oat Milk

    Morgan Maw - Founder, Boring Oat Milk

    Today on the podcast I’m speaking to Morgan Maw – founder and creative genius behind Boring Oat Milk. Boring is a New Zealand oat milk company making oat milk in New Zealand with New Zealand oats, in fact it’s the country’s first 100 percent New Zealand-made oat milk to be sold on supermarket shelves.
    It’s no secret that plant-based milks are having a moment, and oat milk is no exception. Since its launch in August 2021 (two days after Auckland was plunged into lockdown) the response has been incredible and brand is experiencing rapid growth. Boring is now stocked in supermarkets and cafes nationwide, as well has having a thriving online store.
    I approached Morgan to be on the podcast when I discovered that the oat milk with the stand-out branding that I’d been purchasing was founded and owned by a woman. Despite the brands massive impact on launch, Morgan’s story is not one of overnight success. I was completely enthralled during our conversation as Morgan was so open and completely candid about every step of her business journey – the highs, the lows and everything in between.
    I know you will enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

    The best way to learn more about Morgan is probably just to google her! But to check out Boring Oat Milk (and maybe buy some online) visit boringmilk.com or find Boring on Instagram @boringmilk

    For more podcast information visit supercreativepodcast.com
     
    Hosted by Catie Dawson
    Bought to you by Somewhere Creative
    Find us on Instagram - @supercreativepodcast

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Liv Buchanan - The Little Op Shop & Photographer

    Liv Buchanan - The Little Op Shop & Photographer

    Today on the podcast I speak to the awesome Liv Buchanan – owner of two epic small businesses, The Little Op Shop and Liv Buchanan Photography.
    After having her daughter, Liv was blown away by the amount of incredible secondhand kids clothing that was waiting to be loved again. She found shopping second-hand to be a great sustainable (and budget-friendly) option for clothing kids, so she decided to start 'The Little Op Shop' - carefully curated to be filled with fun, vintage and individual pieces that you won't find as you stroll through the mall. 
    As well as being a mum and op-shop retailer, Liv has also built a business as a family photographer, taking photos of children and their families, capturing real, everyday moments. 
    I would suggest that a lot of us find ourselves in a situation similar to Liv, often it’s becoming a full-time parent or it might be having a full time job (or both) but having the seed of ‘an idea’ that could turn into a business, but never acting on it. Liv is a great example of someone that found her idea, well ideas, and just started. She’s turned two creative outlets into profitable small side businesses that provide strong foundations for future growth when she’s ready. 
    My hope is that her story (so far) will be inspiring for any of us that are sitting on an idea of something that we would love to do. I know you will enjoy our conversation as much as I did.

    To get your second-hand kids shopping fix, make sure you check out The Little Op Shop at The Little Op Shop or follow on Instagram @thelittleop.shop. You can find Liv the photographer at livbuchanan.com or on Instagram @livbuchanan_

    For more podcast information visit supercreativepodcast.com
     
    Hosted by Catie Dawson
    Bought to you by Somewhere Creative
    Find us on Instagram - @supercreativepodcast

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Sam Michelle - Artist

    Sam Michelle - Artist

    Today on the podcast I speak to the delightful Sam Michelle – a New Zealand born artist who has lived in Melbourne Australia since 2001.
    Sam’s practice is based on still life, building compositions & stories using her ever growing collection of ceramics & textiles. As well as creating the most beautiful paintings, Sam enjoys growing her own flowers in ever expanding cottage garden. She then uses flowers in her work to tell her story by styling her compositions with personality & gesture.
    Sam’s work is just incredible, the level of detail, depth, colour and texture is just amazing. I love every piece she produces, so when I discovered she was a friend of the podcast, I had to get her on. As you know I love talking to artists, I’m obsessed with learning how they got to the point where they realized that being an artist could be a full-time career and what this looks like ‘as a business’. After talking to Sam I was beyond inspired, she was wonderfully candid and open her journey from the finance world to the hard work and dedication it takes to work as a painter.
     I know you will enjoy our conversation as much as I did!

    To be inspired by Sam's beautiful work, visit sammichellepaintings.com or find her on Instagram @sammichellepaintings

    For more podcast information visit supercreativepodcast.com
     
    Hosted by Catie Dawson
    Bought to you by Somewhere Creative
    Find us on Instagram - @supercreativepodcast

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Kylie Stowe ,

Always so inspiring

Love the way Catie shares such inspiring stories to celebrate the successes of women in business.

Boris396 ,

Inspiring Content

I love tuning in to the SCPCs, I feel so inspired by all the amazing humans you bring to us Catie, I’ve been off the radar for awhile but as traffic grows again in Auckland what better way to spend my commute, than listening to and being super inspired by you and your wonderful SC guests!

mckbonn ,

Always a great listen

Great podcast, love hearing from creative Kiwis and Catie always asks great questions ❤️

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