20 episodes

A podcast for multi-hyphenates to integrate creativity and business acumen. Join award-winning actor, filmmaker, and creativity coach Yiqing Zhao as she speaks about mindset and strategies, and discusses the \”secret sauce\” with artists and entrepreneurs.If you are a passionationate creative or heart-driven entrepreneur looking to create a more fulfilling and balanced life and career, this is the podcast for you. For more information, visit www.yiqingzhao.com

Creative Genius Captivated Yiqing Zhao

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A podcast for multi-hyphenates to integrate creativity and business acumen. Join award-winning actor, filmmaker, and creativity coach Yiqing Zhao as she speaks about mindset and strategies, and discusses the \”secret sauce\” with artists and entrepreneurs.If you are a passionationate creative or heart-driven entrepreneur looking to create a more fulfilling and balanced life and career, this is the podcast for you. For more information, visit www.yiqingzhao.com

    Ep20: Betting On Yourself

    Ep20: Betting On Yourself

    In this shorty episode, I discuss why you should always bet on yourself, and how to use that to create forward momentum. 

    Give it a listen, and please leave a 5-star review if you like the show!

    FREE GIFT: 7 Questions to Get You Unstuck https://coaching.yiqingzhao.com

    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/yiqing-zhao-329a11a6/.

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/yiqingzhao1222/

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    • 12 min
    Ep19: How to Change Your Acting Game with Valorie Hubbard

    Ep19: How to Change Your Acting Game with Valorie Hubbard

    In this episode, I invited my coach Valorie Hubbard, actress & CEO of Actors Fast Track, to discuss entrepreneurship for actors, mistakes actors make, and how to quickly up your game. 

    Give it a listen, and please leave a 5-star review if you like the show!

    FREE GIFT: 7 Questions to Get You Unstuck https://coaching.yiqingzhao.com

    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/yiqing-zhao-329a11a6/.

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/yiqingzhao1222/

    Book a consult call with me

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    Grab your tix to the challenge and the event:
    https://www.theactorschallenge.com/the-actors-challenge1642124984904

    https://www.aftgamechanger.com/game-changer-2022

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    Valorie Hubbard owns the company, Actor’s Fast Track, where she consults with working actors about

    their career paths. Having navigated her own career, she knows the pitfalls and successes of the path

    and how to avoid the one and create the other. She gives actors the tools they need to get recognized.

    In her newest book, RULE BREAKERS: Changing the Way Actors Do Business, she shows professional

    actors how to create and operate their acting career as a successful business – and how to move from

    being “stuck” into the limelight.

    Credits include roles on Castle, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D; How I Met Your Mother; Glee; American Horror

    Story; Workaholics; True Blood; 90210; ER; Desperate Housewives; The Middle; Zeke and Luther; Good

    Luck Charlie; I’m in the Band; a recurring role on Kickin It and General Hospital; HUGE; The Job; Missing

    Persons; Comedy Central’s; American Body Shop and Chocolate News. She also plays the “hot” Rhonda in

    the recent release of the video game Dead Rising 3.

    Valorie lives in Irvington New Jersey with her husband Chef Gill Boyd and dog Gracie

    • 34 min
    Ep18: Healing with Drama: A Conversation with Playwright Emma Goldman-Sherman

    Ep18: Healing with Drama: A Conversation with Playwright Emma Goldman-Sherman

    In this episode, Emma and I discuss the healing power of writing and her new immersive play FUKT.

    Give it a listen, and please leave a 5-star review if you like the show!

    FREE GIFT: 7 Questions to Get You Unstuck https://coaching.yiqingzhao.com

    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/yiqing-zhao-329a11a6/.

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/yiqingzhao1222/

    Book a consult call with me

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    Emma Goldman-Sherman (they/she) believes in the power of language to create healing and agency in readers/audiences. Their plays have been produced on 4 continents and published by Brooklyn Publishers, Next Stage, Applause, and Smith & Kraus. Their full-lengths have been finalists at BAPF, Henley Rose, Bridge Initiative, Campfire, Unicorn (3x), and Cutting Ball (3x). Their poetry is published in Oberon, American Athenaeum, NonBinary Review, Chaotic Merge, and others. MFA:  University of Iowa. Podcasts are available at TheParsnipShip.com and PlayingonAir.org and forthcoming from EmptyRoomRadio. FUKT will be produced this fall at the Tank, and Tanya's Lit C**t is being developed as a musical with Experimental Bitch. Residencies: Millay, Ragdale, and WordBridge. Member: Dramatists Guild, LMDA, ICWP, and Honor Roll! More at the newplayexchange.com. Emma supports writers and artists at www.BraveSpace.online. IG: @EmmaGSherman

    I'm thrilled to talk about FUKT these days as I am producing it at the Tank for a limited run this fall.

    FUKT is about traumatic memories - mine specifically - but the play isn't a typical play about trauma. Please ask me about it!

    FUKT is immersive and has no fourth wall. It includes the audience and takes the audience's comfort into consideration, teaching strategies for dealing with potential triggers and updating our understanding of trauma and the resources available for healing. Happy to share a way to calm down after being triggered.

    GET TICKETS TO FUKT:

    https://ci.ovationtix.com/35658/production/1138125

    • 30 min
    Ep17: The Power of Decision Making

    Ep17: The Power of Decision Making

    For the most part, my job as a coach is to help people make decisions. In this episode, I discuss why some people find it difficult to make decisions, how indecision is also a decision, and share some tips to make quick decisions so you can start generating momentum.

    Give it a listen, and please leave a 5-star review if you like the show!

    FREE GIFT: 7 Questions to Get You Unstuck https://coaching.yiqingzhao.com

    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/yiqing-zhao-329a11a6/.

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/yiqingzhao1222/

    Book a consult call with me

    • 26 min
    Ep16: Beliefs VS Expectations

    Ep16: Beliefs VS Expectations

    In this episode, I discuss the difference between beliefs and expectations, how expectations are not serving you, as well as building a strong belief system.

    Give it a listen, and please leave a 5-star review if you like the show!

    FREE GIFT: 7 Questions to Get You Unstuck https://coaching.yiqingzhao.com

    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/yiqing-zhao-329a11a6/.

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/yiqingzhao1222/

    Book a consult call with me

    • 23 min
    Ep15: Busting Procrastination: 3 Reasons & Solutions

    Ep15: Busting Procrastination: 3 Reasons & Solutions

    In this episode, I discuss 3 reasons why you're procrastinating and the solutions to that. 

    Give it a listen, and please leave a 5-star review if you like the show!

    FREE GIFT: 7 Questions to Get You Unstuck https://coaching.yiqingzhao.com

    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/yiqing-zhao-329a11a6/.

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/yiqingzhao1222/

    Book a consult call with me

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

nicolarosemce ,

Captivating indeed!

Yiqing Zhao is a multifaceted artist who does a terrific and thoughtful job of bringing different kinds of creativity to light on her podcast. She spotlights a variety of different types of creatives, letting them share their points of view and their unique experiences. Highly recommend listening to her weekly updates - you won’t regret it.

JLT 64 ,

Rising Star in the Podcast Landscape!

I had the honor of being a guest on Yiqing’s podcast and found her to process a rare blend of artistic sensitivity and business acumen. She understands the challenges of a creative career and asks questions that give insight into strategies for forging a life as an artist and entrepreneur.

LadyLiesl ,

Feeling Inspired!

Really enjoying this so far, each episode has left me feeling inspired to continue building the creative life that I want!