Business Unveiled is a podcast helping people in the creative industry refine their skills and grow their business. In every episode, you’ll be taken behind the scenes of the creative industry with celebrity wedding planner, entrepreneur, and productivity consultant Angela Proffitt as she shares her experiences in running a high profile event and design company around the world. There's nothing Angela and her team haven't seen before, and you'll get to listen to what she's experienced, how she got through it, and what she learned along the way. Business Unveiled is the go to podcast for anyone who wants to develop a productive and profitable business in the creative industry. For more helpful tips, visit www.angelaproffitt.com.
It All Starts With You
Do you ever find yourself trying to fit into other people’s boxes? Instead of focusing on what makes you happy and lights you up, you are focused on how to make other people happy. That may be clients, family, friends… it seems like you always come last. Well I’m here to tell you from experience, when you live like you are the energizer bunny, eventually your energy will run out!
You may recognize today’s podcast guest, Petia Kolibova, is back again on Business Unveiled! Petia is the Abundance & Light Activation Coach of PK Media Solutions and will be sharing her knowledge in how to activate abundance and fufill your life’s calling. We are all here to be unique and our life experiences drive our story. Are you the energy that you want to receive back in life? If not, it may be time to check in with YOU:
Step 1: Be honest with yourself
Step 2: Understand human design
I want to challenge you to think about what truly brings you happiness and how you can push out the negativity and give yourself the space and time to heal and feel the energy you are creating. Don’t live in the “What If” let yourself be guided, let yourself be loved.
*Take away points*
*How to create abundance
*We are all here to be unique
*Your body is your temple
*Knowing what truly brings you happiness
*You never know who is experiencing the same thing as you
More About Our Guest:
Petia Kolibova Burns is an abundance and light activation coach who guides women to intuitively connect with their inner vision so they can experience personal and professional magnetism and become unapologetically abundant.
Her mission is to empower visionaries who are on the path to embody their fullest self- expression to soulfully expand into a quantum leap in all dimensions of their lives.
Petia gives immense clarity + exact steps to unlock women’s divine feminine and abundance mindset. Through subconscious work as a certified breathwork facilitator, reiki, NLP & Human Design practitioner, she leads her 6 and 7-figure clients to their next level in life and business.
If she is not interviewing fellow experts on her podcast Unapologetically Abundant, traveling the world with her husband, hosting retreats, or reading, you will find her in nature disconnecting from the world, connecting even deeper to herself.
How Accountability and Experience Drive Transformative Change
I was honored to be interviewed by The Decision by EO Nashville podcast. If you have been a long term listener of Business Unveiled, you have heard me mention EO just a few times!! The Entrepreneur Organization is one of the best investments I have ever made as a business owner.
The Decision by EO Nashville podcast was started by the EO Nashville chapter, out of the curiosity of how we can make better decisions with the help of the forum experience. A forum is similar to an advisory board, we share experiences and help each other through thick and thin. So today's podcast is going to be about how to use pain and drive change.
Are you experiencing burnout from a fast-paced lifestyle? Business owners often undertake every available opportunity and amass too many responsibilities at once. Joining an EO forum allows you to prioritize tasks and regain control of your life. But it’s your responsibility to make meaningful change. How can you transform your personal and professional life and help others in the process?
In today’s episode of The Decision by EO Nashville Podcast, Robert Hartline and Eric Jackson invite me to speak about the power of transforming your life and business. We have observed that life-altering events drive radical change. After developing severe health issues from managing 250 events yearly, I was compelled to restructure my lifestyle. I attended EO forums to budget my time and reassess our priorities with calendar blocking and strategic planning. Through extensive coaching and accountability, we gained the clarity and experience to teach others the significance of self-care and prioritization. When coaching others with similar challenges, I recommend allowing them to seek help first before using your experiences to guide them. I also share business goals, how to embrace change through EO coaching, and how to coach new EO forum members without offering advice.
*Take away points*
• My background in psychology and how I joined EO
• How I shifted my mindset through EO and transformed the business
• Embracing personal and professional change through EO coaching
• The key drivers of change and decision-making
*More About EO Nashville*
EO is a high-quality support network of nearly 15,000 like-minded leaders across over 60 countries. We help transform the lives of entrepreneurs through the power of life-enhancing connections, shared experiences, and collaborative learning. With EO, you'll grow beyond your personal limits. You'll make breakthroughs. And you'll redefine and realize your goals in life and business. EO Nashville is the largest EO chapter in the US, 3rd in the world, and currently has the most female members of any US chapter.Look behind the entrepreneurial busineses driving Nashville, and you’re likely to find members of EO Nashville. From architecture to apparel, health care to hair care, engineering to events, insurance providers to investment services – EO Nashville attracts the people who make things happen in this city and gives them the experiences, tools and connections to thrive.
Is It YOUR Time To Jump?
Have you ever had a nightmare where you wake up in cold sweats in a panic totally disoriented? I’ll never EVER forget the first morning I didn’t show up for work…the night before I went to a Jessica Simpson concert. And let’s just say there were too many pitchers of margaritas ordered.
Sooooo, you won’t be shocked when I tell you I forgot to set my alarm to wake up for work the next day. And I am not one of those people that wakes up naturally.
I honestly don’t even remember going to bed that night.
Now, this is when I was in healthcare and worked at the hospital, not a business owner (this was over two decades ago and it’s never happened since). I OVER SLEPT. Which to me, was a nightmare!!
I woke up to my cell phone ringing. My boss (at the time) had called more than 25 times. I had not shown up to work yet and was two hours late. I missed two important meetings that I was supposed to start my boss’s presentation (she didn’t know how to work the projector, etc…that’s because I did her presentation and was the “tech” girl that hooked everything up).
I don’t know if it was because I was hung over, or because of the phone call that just woke me up out of a dead sleep.
After telling my boss I am so sorry and was feeling sick, she screamed at me and told me that I better get to work that people/patients were counting on me. And she was counting on me. I
ruined her morning meeting because I wasn’t there to hook up all the “tech” stuff. I didn’t work in IT department either. I hung up the phone and vomited everywhere. All over the floor. All over my bed. And I left it all. Took a shower and drove to work. I pulled over twice to vomit.
I will never forget how she handled it and HOW it made me feel. It was the way she delivered the message to me. She did not even ask if I was ok. What if I was dead in a ditch some where (which I don’t think that way). Let’s just say it was the icing on the cake.
It was time to jump. That’s what we are chatting about today at Best Little Hair House, with Karissa Paulk, in Nashville, TN.
*Take away points*
-Why you want to Slow down. Stop. Listen. Educate
-How to keep it simple and create a better client experience
-Where are the gaps in your life that are driving any miscommunication and how are you handling it
-THE one thing you need to do to grow your business
-Why you want to set goals vs. micro managing
-Are you paying attention to the right things….like labels. You could be using chemicals that are the leading cause of cancer.
-Misconceptions about the beauty world and how it’s different from any other industry
My personal favorite take away was the 1 hr ADHD rule that our guest today is going to share. So let’s escape for 35 min. and dive in….
What is your #1 Time suck? What are you doing about it?
Too large of a to do list between personal and business owning, prioritizing lists and making sure to schedule time for things that feed the soul.
How do you manage your time? How do you make sure that you are productive?
Lists, I have lists for days. Plus I have a 1 hour rule at home.
Let’s crush some myths, what is a common myth about your industry, area of business?
1. You can’t make a great living
2. In order to make a great living you have to double book and triple book, work 6 days a week, etc.
What is the biggest challenge you’re facing in your role/business/project right now and how are you tackling it?
Time management - prioritizing is key and keeping calendars and lists updated.
In your opinion, what is the most important personality trait/strength someone would need to work in your industry/be successful in your job?
Being driven, this is not an industry for the lazy
Who has been your most important professional mentor? What have they shared with you that you still use in your business today?
Angela- from social media, to referri
How to Use Your Story as a Tool for Business Growth
What is your personal story? Have you thought about how it has shaped who you are as a business person? If not, it may be time to start uncovering it and how you can use your story as a tool for growth for your business.
I am so excited to share today’s guest, Kay Cote, who I met at PodFest in Orlando of 2023. Kay is a podcaster and loves to dance, so you know we instantly clicked! Kay’s mission is to share how to live an elevated life by embracing your truest self.
*Use your story to create genuine connections
*How to embrace vulnerability and create trust
*How to uncover your lost talents
*Forgive and release what holds you back
*Learn how to talk to the childhood you
*Embrace your truest you
More About Our Guest:
I am a speaker, podcaster and entertainer. My story began when I was an enthusiastic 5 year old, full of energy and wanting to make friends with everyone. Despite my enthusiasm, after entering the doors to elementary school, I endured 9 years of chronic bullying and lost who I was the lies and harsh words I was told about myself.
I remember coming home, hitting record on my old cassette player and recording my thoughts as though I had a radio show. I would talk about encouraging other kids and reminding them that they would get through the hardships of being bullied. Creativity like this saved my life and allowed me an outlet to express myself during the years I endured being bullied.
It wasn't until nearly two decades later that I started researching about the long term effects of bullying and realized that I had never addressed the negative inner dialogue that existed even years after the bullying subsided. Through this realization, I have discovered how to break free from the lies and embrace my true purpose.
Today I share my experiences in efforts to help others set themselves free from the lies to befriend their inner bully and discover their purpose.
The Truth About Starting a Business
Are you ready to take the plunge into entrepreneurship? Are you looking for the signs to get started? Starting a business is an exciting journey that comes with its own set of challenges, but you have to remember that nothing is impossible!
I met today’s podcast guest recently at a 2 day workshop in Chelsea, Michigan at The Collins Off Main. Brennan Stanford is the owner of Premier Pour Bartending, the ultimate mobile bar and bartending service. He’s sharing how he made the decision to change paths and start a business and the journey that has gotten his business to where it is today.
*The turning point in business
*The importance of having policies and procedures
*How to identify life changing health factors
*How to get started when building a business
*How to know when it is time to bring on team members to help
*How to make your business unique and set apart from others in your space
More About Our Guest:
Brennan is the Owner, Founder, and CEO of Premier Pour Bartending. While bartending in college at Bowling Green State University, he had the bright idea ???? to start this company! Outside of bartending, Brennan spends his time hot air ballooning, traveling, sailing, and playing with his super cute goldendoodle, Kona.
Favorite Travel Destination: British Virgin Islands and León, Guanajuato, Mexico
Favorite Color: Cerulean Blue
Favorite Holiday: 4th of July
Favorite Cocktail: Kentucky Mule with fresh grated ginger
How To Know When It's Time To Change Careers
We’ve all probably gone through a time when we feel like we want to change careers. The challenge is, how do you know if it's really time for a change? Change can be intimidating, and making a career switch can be daunting. However, if what you are doing isn't fulfilling your needs or providing value in your life, that just might be your sign that it’s time to jump into something new!
I’m so excited to share today’s podcast guests, Maddison Husted and Mallory Vredeveld, Owners of The Five Forks located in Jackson, MI. I recently met them at our two day GSD event at The Collins Off Main in Chelsea, MI and their story is amazing! After some unforeseen career shifts, Maddison and Mallory have grown a business, while utilizing their strongest personality traits to ensure growth and efficiency in their business. Listen in to learn more about their journey!
*Remember to have fun while building a business from your passion
*The best results sometimes come out of the biggest challenges
*Defining what you have to do in your business and delegating the rest
*Remember that change can be good
*Set boundaries, they work!
*Don’t be afraid to ask for help
More About Our Guest:
We are two sisters, Mallory and Maddison, who for different reasons both ended up becoming stay at home moms during COVID and wanted something we could do for ourselves!
We love making special treats for all different occasions and do most of our baking and creating after our five kids (the five forks!) go to bed! The oldest was born in 2014 and the youngest in 2020 - so we always have something going on!
The kids are our best taste testers and take their jobs very seriously!
Baking has always been a creative outlet for both of us - even as kids! Being able to create cakes for such special occasions inspires us every time to make our newest favorite design. From flavor testing, to design and color mixing then finishing with perfectly paired sprinkles or a custom topper - we love every step! Except maybe the dishes.
Mallory is the older sister and is definitely the planner and task oriented one. With a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling, she spent 14 years in clinical and leadership positions in the mental health field before becoming a Stay at Home Mom and Small Business Owner. Mallory brings lots of creativity and outside of the box thinking to the business (and is also a strong advocate for family balance). Mallory and her husband Dan have three of the Five Forks, Emelia, Eloise and Elliot. Outside of cakes, Mallory enjoys other creative hobbies, traveling and spending time with her family and friends!
Maddison is the perfectionist. With a Masters degree in Chemistry and a little over eight years working in biochemistry. Every single one of our recipes are written out with measurements down to the gram and baking times measured depending on the season all because of her left brain approach to the world. Maddison and her husband Keir have two of the Five Forks, Thea and Posey. While Keir doesn’t enjoy cake (who knows) Thea and Posey are happy to pick up the slack! Maddison loves trying new recipes and keeping up with current trends to always bring unique yet personal touches to all of our cakes!
A Must Listen
I heard Angela on another podcast. She provided so much value, so I was thrilled when I learned that she had her own podcast. Thank you Angela for sharing your business knowledge and experience!
Grow your business with tangible knowledge
Angela does an amazing job at going into tangible details on how to grow your business! I am totally inspired by stories and insight shared on the podcast! :) Keep doing what you’re doing because it’s changing the world!
Motivation & Education
Angela is amazing and so inspiring. I love that she is sharing useful information but can do it in such a relaxed manner. It makes it an easy and worth while listen.