9 episodes

Welcome to Critical Conversations - The Podcast. In a series of live one-on-one sessions, my clients and I explore the current state of creative work through the lenses of purpose, contentment and evolution.

Dive into Business Advisor Gretchen Jones's studio and sit in on series of unscripted sessions with her clientele, a diverse range of talented creative professionals. You’ll listen in as she guides each individual towards the self-actualized change they seek - for themselves, their businesses and their professions.

Critical Conversations with Gretchen Jones, The Podcast Gretchen Jones

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    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

Welcome to Critical Conversations - The Podcast. In a series of live one-on-one sessions, my clients and I explore the current state of creative work through the lenses of purpose, contentment and evolution.

Dive into Business Advisor Gretchen Jones's studio and sit in on series of unscripted sessions with her clientele, a diverse range of talented creative professionals. You’ll listen in as she guides each individual towards the self-actualized change they seek - for themselves, their businesses and their professions.

    EPISODE 9: AN EPILOGUE

    EPISODE 9: AN EPILOGUE

    Season One is now officially complete.

    Each Critical Conversation episode was centered on supporting the self actualized change one of my clients is seeking. Season One was a self funded experimental series, inspired by real clients who encouraged me to push my own boundaries and connect to more people, one episode at a time.

    If you’ve liked what you’ve heard and find it helpful in elevating your own endeavors - It would mean the world to me to have you listen, rate and review the season, please take a moment to elevate my game the way I hope to elevate yours!

    • 1 min
    EPISODE 8: GJ X HERNEWTRIBE (Live at SxSW)

    EPISODE 8: GJ X HERNEWTRIBE (Live at SxSW)

    In this episode I speak with Ashley Stovall and Stephanie Duncan of the Austin Texas based jewelry label Her New Tribe. With backgrounds in art and fashion, and a concentration on unapologetic style, the brand was born of conversation around bold color, quiet strength, and endless optimism.

    We discuss ways of approaching scalability in a way that serves them both AND the brand itself. How positive reactions can be distractions and how marching to the beat of your own drum always serves to support us in the long run - even when you’re competing in such a competitive industry.

    • 59 min
    EPISODE 7: GJ X UPBRINGING (PART TWO)

    EPISODE 7: GJ X UPBRINGING (PART TWO)

    In this episode I speak with the magical twin team Hannah and Kelty, hosts of the podcast and video series Upbringing. Upbringing’s mission is rooted is changing the perspective on how we talk about and reflect upon the role of parenting- for ourselves AND our children.

    This session is double the fun, and not just because Hannah and Kelty are twins, but because we flowed so deep we couldnt stop! FYI - we’ve broken it into 2 magical episodes.

    Part Two - We continue the elevated conversation diving into what it means to let it all hang out when your business is rooted in selling your services, as much as sharing your personal identity.

    • 43 min
    EPISODE 6: GJ X UPBRINGING (PART ONE)

    EPISODE 6: GJ X UPBRINGING (PART ONE)

    In this episode I speak with the magical twin team Hannah and Kelty, hosts of the podcast and video series Upbringing. Upbringing’s mission is rooted is changing the perspective on how we talk about and reflect upon the role of parenting- for ourselves AND our children.

    This session is double the fun, and not just because Hannah and Kelty are twins, but because we flowed so deep we couldnt stop! FYI - we’ve broken it into 2 magical episodes.

    PART ONE - We dive into the complexity of honoring our value without qualifying it first, how imposter syndrome can hold us back and hinder us from elevating our game.

    • 48 min
    EPISODE 5: GJ X AMANDA CARTER-GOMES OF THE FOLD

    EPISODE 5: GJ X AMANDA CARTER-GOMES OF THE FOLD

    In this episode I speak to The Fold’s editor in chief Amanda Carter-Gomes. Amanda is based in Seattle Washington, but her digital platform has a national audience. We discuss how thinking big can sometimes stifle small steps necessary in supporting media platforms in the 21st century. And how calling upon the relationships she’s built in her very back yard might support her desire to elevate the stories her platform offers to the world.

    • 49 min
    EPISODE 4: GJ X HILARY JUSTIN OF BLISS & MISCHIEF

    EPISODE 4: GJ X HILARY JUSTIN OF BLISS & MISCHIEF

    In this episode I speak with Hillary Justin, founder and creative director of cult clothing line Bliss and Mischief, based in Los Angeles California. Bliss and Mischief has evolved a lot since it’s launch, Hillary has found herself in the unique position to reevaluate how and where the brand might evolve and grow. We discuss directions with potential, what healthy growth really looks like, and having the courage to refine and explore how to evolve and grow a brand and business organically and with intention.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

pdbachpd ,

Well done, bravo!

This podcast is so perfect and in tune with what I need now! I was feeling down in the dumps about my own bsuiness and just listening to Gretchen speak with these other small business owners has me pumped! Gretchen is a great listener, speaker and knows how to draw in an audience. Which all makes for great podcast listening.

shatter hands ,

Lame

A mediocre white woman made a podcast for other mediocre white women, how original

jmlurvey ,

Total gem

Straight up addicted.
Positive, refreshing conversations meeting each guest/client where they are, while candidly listening + talking them through where they want to be. Gretchen does this by addressing behaviors that may no longer be working, hindering their progress by infusing confidence and real steps to get there.
So many gems in every episode. Find myself rewinding so I can jot some notes every time.

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