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Artists and creative professionals thrive in unconventionality. They reinvent themselves and find their way through impossible situations. In these interviews, we explore the grit and grace of their journey and discover what they hope to experience next!

Creative at the Wheel Julie Claire

    • Arts
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Artists and creative professionals thrive in unconventionality. They reinvent themselves and find their way through impossible situations. In these interviews, we explore the grit and grace of their journey and discover what they hope to experience next!

    A Spiritual Awakening That Changed Everything with Cathy Black

    A Spiritual Awakening That Changed Everything with Cathy Black

    In 1998 Cathy Black was living in Taos New Mexico as a massage therapist when her inner life began to deepen and open up in a potent way. She then had a spiritual awakening experience that changed everything.


    Today, she continues to integrate her awakening into all that she does in the world.  Here she speaks to Julie of the magic and power of synchronicities, serendipities, intuition and what it has been like for her to follow her "intuitive pathway". 


    Cathy now offers programs, retreats and meditations through the Lumos Center that support a deeper awakening of embodied presence for individuals and groups.


    Cathy's Info:


    Website: www.lumoscenter.com


    Meditations: https://lumoscenter.com/meditations/


    Retreats: https://lumoscenter.com/lumos-retreats/


    Trainings: https://lumoscenter.com/trainings/

    • 47 min
    The Buddha That Transformed 11th Ave with Dan Stevenson

    The Buddha That Transformed 11th Ave with Dan Stevenson

    In 2009 11th Avenue and 19th Street in Oakland was an intersection that attracted garbage dumping, and gatherings of street people whose energy was dark and divisive.  It was in this environment that Dan and Lu Stevenson, living in the neighborhood, got the creative idea to install a Buddha statue on the corner and see if it might change things.  And did it ever! 

    Here Dan Stevenson talks with Julie about how their neighborhood was transformed--how the Buddha became a unifying force that shifted the energy of their neighborhood for good.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oakland_Buddha 


    A great video of this story on FaceBook:  https://fb.watch/ar4_Y8ZtVX/


    Article in "The Lion's Roar"  https://www.lionsroar.com/see-buddha-11th-avenue/


    Article in "Tricycle" , The Buddhist Review:  https://tricycle.org/trikedaily/buddha-11th-avenue/


    in theworld.org:  https://theworld.org/stories/2014-11-19/how-buddhist-shrine-transformed-neighborhood-oakland


     


     


     


     

    • 40 min
    Guided By The Grandmothers with Andrea Menard

    Guided By The Grandmothers with Andrea Menard

    Metis speaker, singer, writer and actor Andrea Menard sees her life as a medicine wheel, her creativity emerging from the four elements of her essential being.  She shares how she made a deal with life early on—she would be courageous and have a voice as long as she was guided by wisdom and her voice helped make the world a better place: "I'm not doing this if I'm not guided.”


     


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    • 50 min
    Humanity is Waking Up with SheEO Founder Vicki Saunders

    Humanity is Waking Up with SheEO Founder Vicki Saunders

    Vicki Saunders is an entrepreneur, award-winning mentor, advisor to the next generation of change-makers and leading advocate for entrepreneurship as a way of creating positive transformation in the world.




    Vicki is Founder of #radical generosity and SheEO, a global community of radically generous women supporting women-led Ventures working on the World’s To-Do List.



    Here, Vicki talks with Julie about transformation—both her own personal journey and that of SheEO, the game changing organization that has reinvented how business is done, with love and generosity a core organizing principle.


    Our current system is rigged to keep us isolated and believing we have to do it alone

    Adam Smith was wrong

    The radical idea of bringing love to business

    What happened for her at fifty

    We're only limited by our imagination

    Learning how to receive

    SheEO is a transformational experience for everyone involved


     


    Vicki's Info:


    SheEO : https://sheeo.world


     


    Vicki's References:


    Inspiring book Vicki mentioned:  The Dawn of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow


    The SheEO venture Vicki mentioned – Got Care:  https://gotcare.ca


     

    • 49 min
    Thriving As A Social Entrepreneur With Madeleine Shaw

    Thriving As A Social Entrepreneur With Madeleine Shaw

    "We are living in a linear world and yet we are cyclical beings…We are in an override mode with our nervous systems and our minds…Yes we want solutions that work for the planet AND we need to not drive ourselves crazy or burn ourselves out as we approach those goals." Madeleine Shaw


    Madeleine Shaw's new book, The Greater Good, as described on her website, is an inspiring, practical and deeply personal look at a growing movement of non-traditional entrepreneurs whose ventures are focused on creating social and environmental change.


    Here, Madeleine talks with Julie about the core elements she writes about in her book and expands our notions of what it can look like to be in business in a way that honors who we are and what we have to give. Her own path from feminist activist to social entrepreneur was a radical shift of focus and put her on a transformational path that continues today.


    Madeleine shares from her new book "The Greater Good":
    • We are cyclical beings and can design our lives to work with our humanity
    • Thriving doesn't have to mean scaling
    • Madeleine's first product design was a personal solution to period pads
    • Alternative ways to structure your business
    • Empowering people on the fringes
    • Her vision for the future and the role of everyday people starting businesses that solve the world's problems


     


    Madeleine's Info


    Instagram: @greatergoodbook | @ohmadeleine


    Twitter: @greatergoodread | @gg_madeleine


    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/greater-good-book 


    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ohmadeleine/ 


    URL: https://madeleineshaw.ca/


    Book URL: https://greatergood.work/


     


    Eco-Soap Bank


    Dr Suzanne Simard and Finding the Mother Tree


    Kate Raworth and Doughnut Economics


    Dr Melanie Rieback and Post-growth Entrepreneurship


     


    Julie's Info:


    Mentoring/Coaching /Experiences for creatives of all kinds: https://www.paintbiglivebig.com


    The Creative Cure for Anxious Times: Every Friday, open to everyone – Pay from the Heart  www.paintbiglivebig.com/the-creative-cure-for-anxious-times/


    The Creativity Lab- Online Wednesdays: https://paintbiglivebig.com/weekly-painting-group/
    Intuive Painting Retreats: https://paintbiglivebig.com/live-painting-events/retreats/


    https://www.facebook.com/PaintBigLiveBig


     


     


     

    • 50 min
    Reinventing How We Eat Fish with Skipper Otto‘s Sonia Strobel

    Reinventing How We Eat Fish with Skipper Otto‘s Sonia Strobel

    Sonia Strobel is cofounder and CEO of Skipper Otto, a community sustained fishery based in British Columbia, Canada. What was originally a personal response to help her father-in-law get a fair price for his (fishing) catch is now an international movement to revolutionize the seafood industry for social and environmental justice. Sonia has been the recipient of many awards acknowledging her vision and leadership including Inc Magazine's list of the top 100 female entrepreneurs of 2020.


     


    Here she shares her transformational journey with Julie, a story of impeccable vision, heart and community engagement.




     


    From High School Teacher to CEO:


    Started with a call list and a way to sell fish locally, growing as demand grew

    A values-based business through every step of the process

    Engaging the community

    Reinventing how we eat fish while navigating in a global industrial economy.

    The impact on fishing-families

    Her idea of what a CEO does and can do

    Her vision for the future and the role of Community Supported Businesses in changing the world.




    Sonia/ Skipper Otto Info:


    https://skipperotto.com




    https://skipperotto.com/fishermen/




    What is a CSF?:  https://skipperotto.com/csf/




    Contact Sonia for speaking engagements:  info@skipperotto.ca


     


     


    Julie Info:


    https://www.paintbiglivebig.com

    The Creative Cure - Every Friday, open to everyone – Pay from the Heart  www.paintbiglivebig.com/the-creative-cure-for-anxious-times/




    The Creativity Lab- Online Wednesdays: https://paintbiglivebig.com/weekly-painting-group/



    Intuive Painting Retreats: https://paintbiglivebig.com/live-painting-events/retreats/



    https://www.facebook.com/PaintBigLiveBig


     


     

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