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"Impostor syndrome." How does it show up for you - self-doubt, hesitation, procrastination, perfectionism, comparison, competition? Or a little gremlin in your head that says, "Who do you think you are? You can't do THAT!" You have something to share with the world -- maybe it’s just the spark of a creative idea or an entire world of inspired vision! Andrea Klunder and guests show you how to be BOLD and take action, to put your creative work into the world, to have your voice be heard despite all obstacles, fears and doubts. http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com

The Creative Impostor Andrea Klunder, The Creative Impostor Studios

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"Impostor syndrome." How does it show up for you - self-doubt, hesitation, procrastination, perfectionism, comparison, competition? Or a little gremlin in your head that says, "Who do you think you are? You can't do THAT!" You have something to share with the world -- maybe it’s just the spark of a creative idea or an entire world of inspired vision! Andrea Klunder and guests show you how to be BOLD and take action, to put your creative work into the world, to have your voice be heard despite all obstacles, fears and doubts. http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com

    106: Allow space to simply connect with people with Erica Courdae, diversity, equity, inclusion consultant

    106: Allow space to simply connect with people with Erica Courdae, diversity, equity, inclusion consultant

    Episode 106. "Community is even more so important when people do feel disconnected physically.  So it's still important to be able to figure out -- we are now virtual and even any of the in-person components are now kind of shifted -- So how can we make sure that nobody feels as though they're not included?"
    ~Erica Courdae, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Consultant



    Everything I knew about structure I’ve had to reframe, reexamine, re...structure over the last 5,000 weeks of shelter-in-place. Multiple times. There have been days in which my professional systems and personal habits have operated at next-level peakness*. Glorious stretches of productivity. Seemingly boundless hours high-vibiness*. And then…

    The inevitable at-capacity crash. Chances are, you’ve wandered around in that fog yourself. Multiple times throughout the pandemic’s never-endingness*. 

    Erica Courdae is a Baltimore-based, multitalented mother and entrepreneur who’s navigating the deep end of uncertainty with realistic optimism and structures-in-progress (rather than hyper-aspirational, GOOPiness).
    As a salon owner, creator of the podcast Pause on the Play, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) consultant she’s feeling her way through the process of managing professional and personal expectations.
    What does “safety” look like IRL for a salon owner? How does a DEI consultant convey her message in an exclusively virtual environment? What the heck does homeschooling a kindergartner and a second-grader look like? How does self-care exist now that outlets for simple pleasures are off-limits? 
    *terms created to mildly amuse in week 5,000 of lockdown - it’s come to this.


    Get the full show notes, resources, and connect with Erica at http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/106.
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    If you are feeling isolated, overwhelmed, and missing some human connection, I am currently hosting twice weekly complimentary online meetups.
    They last about 40min on Tuesdays and Fridays and they are just a way for us to see and hear each other, check in, set ONE priority for the day and feel part of a collective. Get the details on Facebook by joining The Creative Impostor Group: http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/fb
     
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    • 50 min
    105: Increase your visibility with Nicole Otchy, personal sytlist and branding consultant

    105: Increase your visibility with Nicole Otchy, personal sytlist and branding consultant

    Episode 105. "Getting dressed is a conversation with ourselves before it's a conversation with anybody else."
    ~Nicole Otchy, personal stylist, branding consultant, podcaster


    What’s your wardrobe style?

    That question can short circuit the finely-tuned minds of otherwise competent people. Throw in a pandemic with its whiplash-inducing pivot to online all the time meetings or events and you’ve got a recipe for closet calamity.

    Performed without context, all the recent Kondo-izing or late-night online buying binges can add up to a closetful of clothes but no strategy for creating outfits that project a sense of the person behind the brand.

    Enter Nicole Otchy, personal stylist, personal branding consultant, and host of The Self Styled Podcast, a show helping listeners unlock their personal style. Yes, before you say anything, it’s Nicole’s firm belief that everyone has style.
    Things get complicated, however, when confidence gets hijacked by chatter. Conversations around how women “should” dress are mired in all sorts of “rules” - for our body type, our age, our career path or industry.


    Everything’s changed, seemingly overnight, and dressing can be an act of self-care right now. As the world shakes off its layers of pandemic pajamas, however, greater emphasis will be placed on virtual professional events and entirely revamped careers.

    Nicole also foresees drastic shifts in shopping habits and as well as a greater emphasis on societal wellbeing. In other words, if you haven’t given style much thought, now might be a great time to revisit how you intend to style yourself and your brand for the future.


    Get the full show notes, resources, and connect with Nicole at http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/105.
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    Two classes + online office hours are available NOW inside Podcast Envy: Craft & Culture  via Patreon. New class coming in the first week of June 2020!
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    Join us twice a week for Community Zoom: Goods, Gripes & Goals It's the Zoom you actually won't dread!
    If you are feeling isolated, overwhelmed, and missing some human connection, I am currently hosting twice weekly complimentary online meetups.
    They last about 40min on Tuesdays and Fridays and they are just a way for us to see and hear each other, check in, set ONE priority for the day and feel part of a collective. Get the details on Facebook by joining The Creative Impostor Group: http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/fb
     
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    • 39 min
    104: Change the systems that aren't working with Sarah Buino

    104: Change the systems that aren't working with Sarah Buino

    Episode 104. "I will just reiterate to be kind to yourself and let's not continue to do grind culture right now. We don't have to be productive. And if you're not productive right now, you're doing it right."
    ~Sarah Buino, therapist, podcaster, speaker, founder Head/Heart Therapy

    Ready for some virtual therapy? Truthfully, I’m casting a side-eyed glance toward anyone who, at this point in the pandemic, answers, “Nah. I’m fine.” 
    And this is why I’m not a therapist.
    But returning guest Sarah Buino, LCSW, CADC, CDWF, is and she’s here to say it’s fine if you’re fine...for now. Whatever you need to do to support your mental health, to save your business, to care for your family, to get through these weird, exhausting days (weeks, months), is exactly what you should be doing. 
    As a fellow content creator and podcast royalty in her field, Sarah’s life on the other side of the mic hasn’t changed all that much. At Conversations With a Wounded Healer, she continues to connect with practitioners of various modalities, discussing the parallel paths of healing the self while caring for clients.
    As host of Transforming Trauma, a podcast produced by The NARM Training Institute, she finds no shortage of topics to explore within the world of complex trauma.
    As the owner of Head/Heart Therapy, however, Sarah’s on the frontlines of the tele-health battlefield.  Given the haphazard response to the pandemic by some of our institutions (looking at you, health insurance, banks), she’s cautiously optimistic that the masses will galvanize, especially around the subject of tele-health, and change is gonna bleepin’ come!
    Until then, how about some tips from Sarah for preserving our mental health and a delicious smoothie recipe?
    Get the full show notes, resources, and connect with Sarah at http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/104.
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    If you are feeling isolated, overwhelmed, and missing some human connection, I am currently hosting twice weekly complimentary online meetups.
    They last about 40min on Tuesdays and Fridays and they are just a way for us to see and hear each other, check in, set ONE priority for the day and feel part of a collective. Get the details on Facebook by joining The Creative Impostor Group: http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/fb
     
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    • 35 min
    103: Pitch your true self with Cher Hale, Ginkgo PR

    103: Pitch your true self with Cher Hale, Ginkgo PR

    Episode 103. "People are very reticent to pitch themselves... Don't let the fear of rejection hold you back from putting yourself out there when you know you can be helpful -- when you really feel that inside of you."
    ~Cher Hale, director and founder at Ginkgo Public Relations

    Raise your hand if you’ve experienced a new wave of creator impostor symptoms since shelter-in-place orders began. You’re not alone.
    When crisis strikes - world-wide and well outside our control - the brain turns up the volume on negative self-talk, making it next to impossible to pitch ourselves. We wonder about our ability to serve our communities. We downplay our hard-fought experience. We worry about appearing insensitive.
    Stop it. 
    Cher Hale, owner of Ginkgo Public Relations, says your message still matters - now more than ever. Her advice for confused creative imposters? Stay in your lane no matter how compelling a similar creative’s 180º pivot appears. Whether that means shifting to daily Facebook Live postings or putting your business on pause, stay genuine.
    Ultimately, Cher reminds us that we’ve created something; we’re experts at that! A crisis shouldn’t radically alter our fundamental message or our ability to support the communities we’ve built. 
    Pitch your true self out there - when you’re ready.
    Get the full show notes, resources, and connect with Cher at http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/103.
     
    P.S.
    Cher's offering her Pitch List for free at: https://ginkgopr.com/subscribe
    And don't forget to check out the 30 Minute Italian Podcast at: http://icebergproject.co/italian/podcast-2/
     
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    If you are feeling isolated, overwhelmed, and missing some human connection, I am currently hosting twice weekly complimentary online meetups.
    They last about 40min on Tuesdays and Fridays and they are just a way for us to see and hear each other, check in, set ONE priority for the day and feel part of a collective. Get the details on Facebook by joining The Creative Impostor Group: http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/fb
     
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    • 36 min
    102: Share what you love with visual artist Ana Paz

    102: Share what you love with visual artist Ana Paz

    Episode 102. "I realized that when you do something with your hands or you are creative, you create something, you feel more satisfied, you feel more fulfilled."
    ~Ana Paz, visual artist, teacher & retreat facilitator

    Want to stave off shelter-in-place boredom and re-energize your spirit? Ana Paz, a Romanian artist living in Bodensee, Switzerland, says creating art during COVID-19 is the ultimate act of self-care. 
    This episode isn’t a study in productivity or even fine art. Instead, it’s an invitation to return to something you once loved or engage in a new project.
    The medium isn’t important. Nor are the results. It’s all about the process, says Ana, a lesson she shared with students via multi-day artists’ retreats across Europe prior to COVID-19. Now, the pandemic has severely limited her ability to host offline, especially in nearby Germany and Northern Italy, so she’s taken her inspiring creativity virtual, teaching free workshops and posting replays on YouTube.
    That’s not to say Ana hasn’t felt the pull of a long bath or lazy afternoon of Netflix. She’s given in to fluctuations in her mood and output, a direct result of pandemic fatigue. She’s allowed herself the space to set aside goals in favor of recharging both physically and mentally. 
    Eventually, though, Ana points out that everyone reaches their Netflix or social media consumption limit. That’s when the urge to create strikes. When it does, she recommends that we ignore perfectionism in favor of connection to that driving force. Consuming other people’s work is easy. Creating can feel difficult at first.
    Be kind to your art, follow your curiosity, and enjoy yourself.
    Get the full show notes and connect with Ana http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/102.
     
    P.S. Ana's Italy retreat has been rescheduled for September 2020! https://www.anapazartist.com/italy
    And she's added a Switzerland retreat as well: https://www.anapazartist.com/switzerland
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    Join us twice a week for Community Zoom: Goods, Gripes & Goals It's the Zoom you actually won't dread!
    If you are feeling isolated, overwhelmed, and missing some human connection, I am currently hosting twice weekly complimentary online meetups.
    They last about 40min on Tuesdays and Fridays and they are just a way for us to see and hear each other, check in, set ONE priority for the day and feel part of a collective. Get the details on Facebook by joining The Creative Impostor Group: http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/fb
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    • 31 min
    101: Navigate your finances through tough times with Jen Hemphill

    101: Navigate your finances through tough times with Jen Hemphill

    Episode 101. "The one thing that I have been seeing is ‘I haven't saved up’ and the guilt around that. ‘I don't have any emergency savings’ and ‘I haven't built it up’ or ‘Why did I get myself into all this debt?’...You need to let that go. Focus on the now and give yourself the grace that you're going to get through this."
    ~Jen Hemphill, certified financial counselor

    Somewhere between the stress of planning for tomorrow and the distractions of paying for today lies the sweet spot of financial health. Jen Hemphill, a financial counselor and host of the podcast Her Dinero Matters, has helped countless people, myself included, confidently manage their money.

    With her strong focus on the Latina community, Jen’s committed to showing her clients how to thrive beyond their bottom line via coaching, public speaking engagements, and episodes of her show, including How To Be Financially Resilient.
    In this episode, she shares some budgetary crisis management tips with the CI audience and insight into the entrepreneurial pivots she’s making to increase her business resiliency. 

    COVID-19 has affected everyone’s finances differently. Lost wages! Unexpected savings! Increased household spending! Lower incidental purchases! Whatever your situation, one aspect of money management has remained true: money is personal and it’s emotional.

    Grab your Plan B to being financially resilient. This worksheet is a free gift from Jen! http://www.jenhemphill.com/planb

    And here is the free financial counseling resource Jen mentioned in the episode: https://www.yellowribbonnetwork.org/afcpecovid19
    Get the full show notes and connect with everyone featured  at http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/101.
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    • 37 min

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25 Ratings

Clarisse Gomez ,

Awesome Podcast!!!

Andrea, host of The Creative Impostor podcast, highlight all aspects of society & culture, personal journals and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

KServi ,

Always Inspirational!

I love how Andera puts everything into a mindfulness perspective. I recently listened to Episode 81: All About Your Voice. This has been a long-term battle for me - finding ways to be comfortable with my own voice. Thank you for sharing Andrea! This topic isn't talked about enough!

JenAD345 ,

Highly Recommend!

This is the perfect podcast to listen to anytime you're feeling a bit lost or in need of inspiration. I always walk away feeling less alone, more connected and ready to get back to work creating things; which is impressive given I wasn't part of the discussion! :D

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