61 episodes

Camille Finan talks to women working in the skilled trades and breaking down barriers in non-traditional careers. Her 25 years as a carpenter gives her a unique insight into the world of construction, design and the trades. Her goal is to inform and educate you about the wonderful opportunities of working in the skilled trades for women and girls. She also shares inspiring stories and conversations around working and building a successful creative business and career!

Remodel Your Life Camille Finan

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 26 Ratings

Camille Finan talks to women working in the skilled trades and breaking down barriers in non-traditional careers. Her 25 years as a carpenter gives her a unique insight into the world of construction, design and the trades. Her goal is to inform and educate you about the wonderful opportunities of working in the skilled trades for women and girls. She also shares inspiring stories and conversations around working and building a successful creative business and career!

    Ep 61: Using Color in Woodworking! + Karla Diaz

    Ep 61: Using Color in Woodworking! + Karla Diaz

    If you love color as much as I do then you will want to listen to todays' episode with Karla Diaz!  
    She is a triple threat with wood turning + furniture making + industrial design.  She lives in Los Angeles with her wife and adorable dog and loves mixing textures and color in her wood bowls.  
    Find out how she went from business school to a full time wood worker and how she instills sustainability into all her products. 
    Today's episode is brought to you by our lovely friends at Athena Outfitters! Save 15% today by using code "RYL 15" at checkout and get yourself a new pair of workbooks or dovetail pants.  And if you have any questions about the fit or wear, they are always wiling to help!  So if you want some personal attention (unlike a lot of larger shops) they will give it to you :)

    • 25 min
    Ep 60: Katie Thompson + Women of Woodworking!

    Ep 60: Katie Thompson + Women of Woodworking!

    Join my conversation with the lovely Katie Thompson who runs Women of Woodworking newsletter and community.   Hear how it got started and her inspiration to continue building this amazing community of talented women.  She's got big plans in the future and you don't want to miss out!  
    Click the link in our bio to sign up and get all the insider advice, interviews and help she can provide to you.  And don't forget to submit your work or ask to be on her IG live on Wednesday to get some support for what you are doing.  She welcomes all your submissions and wants to hear from you!
    Check out my friends @athenaoutfitters for any gear or clothes to stay warm and dry on your job sites or cool and flexible in hot spaces!  They are the experts in workbook and trade clothes for women so use my code RYL 15 to save 15% today!

    • 26 min
    Ep 59: Host Camille Finan Celebrates Pioneering Women!

    Ep 59: Host Camille Finan Celebrates Pioneering Women!

    Today I'm celebrating just how far women have come and continue to pioneer and push their creativity, strength and power out into the world to make it a better place!
    So I'm celebrating by starting off with a great song by Joss Stone called "Free Me" to rock to and set the mood and then my shout outs to just a few of the amazing women who have tirelessly worked to celebrate women in the trades for years!  And then some of my favorite movies to watch and learn more about just how far we have come...heres's to you ladies!!
    @womenofwoodworking
    @trades_women_of_ig
    @giulianodesigns
    @rjcliftondesignsllc
    @girlsbuild_org
    @tools_n_tiaras
    @tradeswomen_talk
    @thehousethat_she_built
    Things to watch on HULU that will make you proud and appreciative of the struggle of women:  
    #1 Mrs. America
    #2 Handmaids Tale
    #3 US vs Billie Holiday
    Books to buy or gift for a woman in your life!
    Cris Chrisman: Women's Work (available amazon etc...)
    This episode brought to you buy my friends at @Athenaoutfitters!
    They have the BEST products just for women in the trades and will help you pick out the PERFECT work boot, pants, gloves and more.  Use link RYL 15 to save 15% off everyday!
     
     

    • 14 min
    Ep 58: Upgrade Your Skills! + Elly Hart

    Ep 58: Upgrade Your Skills! + Elly Hart

    Listen to this HEARTFELT interview with the amazing Elly Hart!  Her real and raw glimpse into the world of being a carpenters apprentice will open your eyes to the trades!  She transitioned from being a successful journalist to becoming a "red seal" carpenter in Canada.  And her belief in "why not me?" has led her to continue to push forward with opportunities and not let her fears stop her journey.
    Many of you have followed her "Elly the apprentice" IG account for years and have been a fan so now we have her here on the show to talk about her future plans!  And she is now teaching a class on blueprint reading...from MT. Copeland, an online school to upgrade your skills.   These classes are affordable, fast AND comprehensive!  
    With 8 classes available now including construction math, cabinet building, blueprint reading and more.
    You will not want to miss out so sign up now and learn from this passionate woman who cares so deeply for her craft.

    • 47 min
    Ep 57: Ballet Slippers to Steel Toe Boots! + Brandy Kawalka

    Ep 57: Ballet Slippers to Steel Toe Boots! + Brandy Kawalka

    Happy New Year!  and welcome to a 6 episode series we are hosting called "Women You Should Know".  These are women who are proving how successful you can be in the trades.  Brandy Kawulka turned in her ballet shoes to become a finish carpenter and created a high-end cabinet shop with her husband Paul Keller.  
    So yes they are both cabinet makers!  Listen in to hear how they make that work with 2 kids and have built a super successful remodeling business in Vancouver.  You won't want to miss her confidence and positive view of women in the trades!  She celebrates "blue collar" work and believes women shine because they are detail oriented, creative problem solvers and great communicators.  
    And check out her new podcast "All Things Renovation" where she educates clients about what is actually involved in a remodel.  She's going to cover it all so give her a follow and let's support a fellow female podcaster in the trades sharing her voice and expertise!  Listen and learn how YOU might promote your business by adding a podcast like she is doing.
    Books Mentioned: 
    > E-myth by Michael Gerber
    > 7 Habits of Highly Successful People
    > Profit First 
    And check out our new partner Athena Outfitters.com and use code RYL15 to save 15% off any purchase.  They specialize in helping women in the trades find clothes that fit their bodies, and keep them warm and safe on any jobsite!  

    • 30 min
    Episode 56: From Chemist to Furniture Maker + Kelly Parker

    Episode 56: From Chemist to Furniture Maker + Kelly Parker

    Listen to the amazing Kelly Parker as she talks about why she loves dragonflies....making curved boxes and all kinds of furniture as her "second" career.  You will love her passion for storytelling through her work and bringing her clients into the artistic process!
    And check out our new partner Athena Outfitters.com and use code RYL15 to save 15% off any purchase.  They specialize in helping women in the trades find clothes that fit their bodies, and keep them warm and safe on any jobsite!  

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

tileshopgirl ,

Love this Gal

I have known Camille for a very long time. She makes me laugh and she has a great personality. She has always had a light-hearted and wonderful attitude about working in a male dominated industry. I am so glad to see the trade world getting positive feedback as an essential need and I am so excited that Camille is promoting women in the trade. She has helped many women learn how to pick up a tool and bypass the honey do list and take on the challenges themselves🙌🏼

Dina Cataldo ,

An inspiring podcast

I love podcasts that inspire me to do and be more in my life. This is a must listen if you need a boost of motivation and help you learn the tools to move forward with your goals.

mhotze ,

A show on a mission

This show is on a mission to reach out and educate people about the opportunities that exist to work with your hands. There is honest advice in here about these valuable crafts.

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