55 episodes

Let’s be honest, building and growing a creative small biz is not for the faint of heart. It takes passion, purpose, courage and an insane commitment to make it through the highs and lows, the failures and successes. As a creative small biz coach and Chief Awesomeness Empowerer at Passion Squared, Nina L. Kovner experiences these stories every single day. Now it’s time for you to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly behind what it takes, how to persevere, the lessons learned and the wisdom gained from real humans who are in the trenches creating awesome businesses, brands and lives. To learn more about Nina and Passion Squared, visit passionsquared.net

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    • Management
    • 4.9 • 62 Ratings

Let’s be honest, building and growing a creative small biz is not for the faint of heart. It takes passion, purpose, courage and an insane commitment to make it through the highs and lows, the failures and successes. As a creative small biz coach and Chief Awesomeness Empowerer at Passion Squared, Nina L. Kovner experiences these stories every single day. Now it’s time for you to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly behind what it takes, how to persevere, the lessons learned and the wisdom gained from real humans who are in the trenches creating awesome businesses, brands and lives. To learn more about Nina and Passion Squared, visit passionsquared.net

    Dr. Nancy R. Sobel On Mental Health + Hope + Resilience with COVID-19

    Dr. Nancy R. Sobel On Mental Health + Hope + Resilience with COVID-19

    In this episode Nina chats with Dr. Nancy Sobel, a psychologist in private practice in Los Angeles California specializing in the treatment of trauma and compulsive disorders and Nina’s personal therapist for the past 13 years. Dr. Nancy shares her expertise, experience and some tools to help you understand and navigate all the stages and feels of this global pandemic. We talk anxiety, fear, guilt, resentment, codependency, routine, ritual, reality, gratitude, hope and more. You can find Dr. Nancy on the gram through her non-profit @gapcreate and on the web at gapcreate.org You can find Nina on the gram @passionsquared Thank you Dr. Nancy for sharing your experience and guidance with us, we love you and are forever grateful for you.
     

    • 44 min
    Nina L. Kovner On Communication + Community + Compassion In Crisis

    Nina L. Kovner On Communication + Community + Compassion In Crisis

    In this episode Nina shares her thoughts around navigating the anxiety, fear and uncertainty around COIVD-19 for salons + small business owners. If you are seeking guidance and support with your client + team communications, click to read Clear Communication Is Kind.

    Please use TRUSTED news sources for information in your country, state, county and city and be very careful of what you are sharing online. We need more facts, calm, mindfulness and more sharing of resources that are helpful.

    Your feelings are valid. We are in this together. And we will get through this together. You can find Nina and Passion Squared on the gram @passionsquared We love you and are here for you today and always.
     

    • 16 min
    Rebecca Taylor On Paying Artists + Salon Ownership + Mental Wellness

    Rebecca Taylor On Paying Artists + Salon Ownership + Mental Wellness

    In this episode we sat down with Rebecca Taylor, salon owner, colorist, educator, influencer and mental health advocate. We talked about all the things; her recent departure from a brand she helped create, paying artists, opening her second salon, navigating mental health and so much more. You can find Rebecca on the gram @rebeccataylorhair Thank you Rebecca for sharing your passion, truth and journey. We love you!

    • 59 min
    Keya Neal On Independent Education + Public Speaking + Blackish

    Keya Neal On Independent Education + Public Speaking + Blackish

    In this LIVE from ISSE with Hairbrained episode we have Keya Neal of Texture vs. Race back with us for round two! We talk about ALL THE THINGS, from the reality of independent education, Keya’s journey in becoming an awesome public speaker, and the recent problematic Blackish episode on black hair and salons. For even more context and education, please listen to Keya’s first episode on the podcast where we discussed cultural appropriation, braided styles and inclusion. A big shout out of gratitude to Ke

    • 54 min
    Danielle Green On Hair Love The Book + Animated Short Film + The CROWN Act

    Danielle Green On Hair Love The Book + Animated Short Film + The CROWN Act

    In this episode we sit down with Danielle Green of Radically Curly to talk about the Hair Love book, the recent Oscar win for the Hair Love animated short film, and the CROWN Act. It is currently LEGAL in all but three states in the US to discriminate against black people who wear natural, protective and braided hairstyles both in schools and in the workplace. This is racism. Period. Danielle shares her experience as a hairstylist, educator and leader in the movement of not only embracing natural hair texture but falling in love with the hair you were born with. After you listen to this episode, we invite you to join us in signing the petition to get the CROWN Act in all 50 states. Visit bit.ly/CROWNAct to be part of the solution and end this form of discrimination. You can find Danielle on the web @radicallycurly and radicallycurlysalon.com Thank you Danielle for sharing your heart, wisdom and passion with us. We LOVE you.

    • 25 min
    Kristen Peckich on The Power of Social + Digital Marketing for The Holidays

    Kristen Peckich on The Power of Social + Digital Marketing for The Holidays

    In this episode I sit down with Kristen Peckich, stylist, leader, bridal specialist and owner of Lapomponnee Salons + MEC Modern Barbering. Kristen has been a salon owner for 28 years and happens to be the same generation as my, Gen X, when the Internet did not even exist to help empower small businesses. Kristen shares her experience around discovering the power of social media, and how, after 28 years, through the use of Instagram, Facebook and Email Marketing, had record breaking Holiday sales. This is

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

wzeekw ,

Absolutely Amazing!

Nina is one amazing person who is clearly honest and so professional. I think of Nina as a friend, coach, and extremely thoughtful in all aspects of her content that helps hairstylist become better and feel completely supported. I highly recommend Nina and joining her coaching program on her website. She has helped me so much. I love you Nina! Thank you for being you!!

standuptina ,

Nina is the best 😊🙏🏼

Nina not only has this amazing podcast, she is an amazing mentor and coach and cares so much about the people who choose to listen to her message. She truly focuses on on what matters and has helped me do the same. I’m grateful for the little nuggets of wisdom I get from this podcast! 👏🏼❤️
@tinadesetahair

Pasterskimichelle ,

Thank you thank you for being so real!

Nina is so right on and candid with her nuggets of wisdom about surviving and making it in the salon industry. We all need this!!

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