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Are you creating work that fully expresses who you are? Does the process of making the thing give you energy upward momentum? Are you living a creative lifestyle that is aligned with your values and desires? The Creative Impostor exits at the intersection of identity and creativity. It’s a deep inquiry into both who we are and why we make what we make. Host Andrea Klunder has inhabited many creative roles: singer, actor, writer, filmmaker, yoga teacher, bodyworker, meditator, entrepreneur, podcaster, teacher, media producer, strategist, speaker… She’ll take you inside her own head and the minds of other creative professionals to see what drives us despite the voices of self-doubt that threaten to stop us in our tracks with a little sprinkling of how we create the life and work we imagine.

The Creative Impostor Andrea Klunder, The Creative Impostor Studios

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    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

Are you creating work that fully expresses who you are? Does the process of making the thing give you energy upward momentum? Are you living a creative lifestyle that is aligned with your values and desires? The Creative Impostor exits at the intersection of identity and creativity. It’s a deep inquiry into both who we are and why we make what we make. Host Andrea Klunder has inhabited many creative roles: singer, actor, writer, filmmaker, yoga teacher, bodyworker, meditator, entrepreneur, podcaster, teacher, media producer, strategist, speaker… She’ll take you inside her own head and the minds of other creative professionals to see what drives us despite the voices of self-doubt that threaten to stop us in our tracks with a little sprinkling of how we create the life and work we imagine.

    136: Podcaster Imposter with Andrea Klunder

    136: Podcaster Imposter with Andrea Klunder

    I feel like an impostor. Yes, on a repeated and ongoing basis - hence the name and premise of this podcast AND my podcast company The Creative Impostor Studios.
    But there are moments when this feeling is worse than usual.
    And that was the entire month of March 2022. 
    Mentioned
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    Power Your Story
    (featuring my students!)
    #claimpodparity
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    Full show notes, resources, opportunities, other podcasts & books mentioned... You can find them here: http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com
    Connect With Andrea
    Email or Voice  andrea@thecreativeimpostor.com
    Instagram: @thecreativeimpostor
    LinkedIn: @andreaklunder (I only accept connections from people I actually know, so include a message to say you’re a Creative Impostor listener.)

    Credits
    Edwin R. Ruiz - Technical Director

    JoVia Armstrong - Theme Music

    Edwin R. Ruiz - Cover Art Photo

    • 10 min
    A huge creative risk for the new year with Andrea Klunder

    A huge creative risk for the new year with Andrea Klunder

    Let me tell you a Creative Impostor story for the New Year. It's about a woman taking a huge risk.
    The story begins during that weird week between Christmas and New Year’s. Where noting gets done, no one knows what day it is and yet, somehow, you imagined getting caught up on all the things you didn’t get to yet this year.
    It’s Monday and I’m driving from Chicago to a small town in Wisconsin, not far over the state line. It’s only 6pm but it grows increasingly darker and more ominous to this self-diagnosed city girl. I’m on a call with my friend Julia…  running my internal monologue past her. (Thank you, Julia, as always for indulging me.)
    Why am I driving to Wisconsin right now? What exactly do I hope to accomplish? Who do I think I am?
    Why indeed?
    I'm taking a huge risk. It's not the same kind of risk I took when I moved from Michigan to the big city of Chicago out of college, or when I started auditioning for storefront theater productions around the city, or when I quit my full-time arts admin job to start my own yoga studio business, or even when I started this podcast.
    What feels different is that I'm telling you now, before it exists, before I even know exactly what it is. And the reason it's a risk to tell you is because I worry that I might not finish it.
    Mentioned in this episode
    Bri Seeley's Quantum Immersion for Business Growth
    My interview on The Success Diaries with Bri - Releasing Your Entanglement With the Idea of Success
    Podcast Envy with Bri Seeley on impostor syndrome
    The Creative Impostor episode 129 - The Whole Point
    The Creative Impostor episode 82 with Davin Youngs
    Davin Youngs, singer, sound healing artist, coach
    How to Write One Song by Jeff Tweedy
    Jen Edds, singer, songwriter, podcaster, etc
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    Full show notes, resources, opportunities, other podcasts & books mentioned... You can find them here: http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com
    Connect With Andrea
    Email or Voice  andrea@thecreativeimpostor.com
    Instagram: @thecreativeimpostor
    LinkedIn: @andreaklunder (I only accept connections from people I actually know, so include a message to say you’re a Creative Impostor listener.)

    Credits
    Edwin R. Ruiz - Technical Director

    JoVia Armstrong - Theme Music

    Kevin Lange - Cover Art Photo

    • 20 min
    Open a conversation: how to facilitate civil discourse with David Blatt & Josh Lewis

    Open a conversation: how to facilitate civil discourse with David Blatt & Josh Lewis

    After 18 months of caution, this holiday season finally offers many of us a chance to commune with family and connect with old friends. Yay? Nay? 
    How do we feel about the contact? The conversations?
    A lot has changed since the last time we headed over the river and through the woods. Not least is a collective intolerance for political viewpoints that don’t align with our own. 
    These are deeply partisan times to be sure. That said, is it possible for divided friends and family members to foster mutual respect for all POVs, even wind up standing on common ground? 
    Can we begin to reclaim civil discourse around cafe and family dining tables alike?
    Josh Lewis (a lifelong Conservative) and David Blatt (a committed Liberal) are test-driving a version of this complicated idea, facilitating conversations between reasonable, rational voices from opposite sides of America’s political discourse. Those of us about to cross into enemy territory armed only with a hot side dish and a bottle of wine will find David’s and Josh’s insight helpful for maintaining healthy debate around the holiday table.
    Among the topics we discuss is the enduring appeal of uncivil discourse, a tactic that’s long stood as an editorial board favorite, amplifying outrage in everything from 17th-century broadsheets to thoroughly modern cable news. 
    David and Josh remind us that retracing our collective steps back to the civil middle is a marathon, not a sprint. Take heart even if a friend, colleague, or family member (or two) appears unwilling to dial down the angry rhetoric. 
    And, maybe, take an extra bottle of wine along just in case.
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    Full show notes, resources, opportunities, other podcasts & books mentioned... You can find them here: http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/134.
    LISTEN TO IMPROVE WITH AUNTIE ImproveWithAuntie.com
    MAKE PRIVATE PODCASTS FOR YOUR COMMUNITY HelloAudio
    CONNECT WITH JOSH & DAVID Saving Elephants Podcast
    David on LinkedIn
    CONNECT WITH ANDREA Email or Voice  andrea@thecreativeimpostor.com
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    • 51 min
    Something new!

    Something new!

    Check out our brand new podcast from The Creative Impostor Studios: Improve With Auntie!
    It's a creative round table for your favorite aunts, aunties, ti-tis, tias... please pass it along or take a listen yourself.
    Available now in Spotify: http://bit.ly/spotifyaunties
    Apple, Google, more apps coming soon...
    Episode 1 is Holly, Jolly Winter Holiday Gifts & Traditions for Aunties.
    Thanks for listening!
     
     

    • 1 min
    Back to Beginner's Mind with Andrea Klunder

    Back to Beginner's Mind with Andrea Klunder

    Episode 133. Beginner's mind. That place where you don't know anything, where there's simply a desire to do. An inkling -- what a terrific word, inkling -- a slight knowledge or vague notion, it even implies curiosity.
    It's a good place to be, with infinite possibility. It's like the beginning of a new relationship with its flush of excitement and that nauseated uncertainty. Your senses are heightened and your rational brain is fuzzy.

    You can't think about any thing else.

    And six years ago in 2015, I was there with podcasting. I'd been there before with operating a storefront yoga studio, with becoming a yoga teacher, with filmmaking, with acting. And I suppose even with singing, though, I don't really remember that because I was a toddler. But this was different.
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    Full show notes, resources, opportunities, other podcasts & books mentioned... You can find them here: http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/133
    Podcasting? Dreaming of podcasting? 
    Join me at She Podcasts Live - Saturday October 16, 2021 for Values Based Podcasting: Craft a Show of Significance
    CONNECT WITH ANDREA Email or Voice  andrea@thecreativeimpostor.com
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    • 10 min
    Activate your ideas with sex educator Karen Yates from Wild & Sublime

    Activate your ideas with sex educator Karen Yates from Wild & Sublime

    While recording this episode, I wrote down the following equation:
    Communication + boundaries = freedom to explore and play
    So, yeah...we’re talking about sex as self-care with Karen Yates, somatic sex educator as well as creator and host of Wild & Sublime, the live show and podcast that delivers a sexy spin on infotainment. 
    Sex however is too narrow a term - at least by current, uniquely American standards. Erotic mindfulness is more expansive and inviting, focusing on openness and sensual pleasure rather than just the act.
    If you’re like me - a full-grown, cis-gendered, sexually active adult - even PG-rated discussions about sex (like this one) still make your cheeks flame.
    Karen, who’s a longtime member of Chicago’s sex-positive scene, has a knack for making frank discussions welcoming no matter where her audience falls on the sexual spectrum. “We talk about kink. We talk about vanilla sex. We talk about LGBTQ issues. We talk about just how to relate to each other.”
    Did you catch that? Relating to each other and to self is Wild & Sublime’s main thrust. Pardon the pun but when you hang around with Karen, you can’t help it.
    And if COVID has left you blissfully or woefully partner-free? Erotic mindfulness should be at the top of your self-care practice. “It's always good to build a new relationship with your body because the body gives so much information,” Karen says. “Bottom line, no matter where you come from, it's going to be an expansive, extraordinary exploration.” 
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    Full show notes, resources, opportunities, other podcasts & books mentioned... You can find them here: http://www.thecreativeimpostor.com/132
    Podcasting? Dreaming of podcasting? 
    Hear the rest of my conversation with Karen on Podcast Envy.
    Ask me your burning question - get a coaching session for no charge when you sign up for Office Hours on Podcast Envy!
    CONNECT WITH KAREN
    Wild & Sublime
    Podcast
    Instagram @wildandsublime
    Facebook @wildandsublime
    Karen's Biofield Tuning - Sound Therapy
    Get on the newsletter to find out when live Chicago events are back!
    CONNECT WITH ANDREA Email or Voice  andrea@thecreativeimpostor.com
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    When you order from https://bookshop.org/shop/thecreativeimpostor 10% of your purchase goes to an earnings pool distributed among independent bookstores and 10% comes to The Creative Impostor Studios.

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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Miriam Schulman ,

Inspired

Loved the episode with India Jackson and looking forward to listening to more!
@schulmanArt host of The Inspiration Place podcast

victoriah19 ,

Awesome advise from some of the coolest creatives

I’m so happy I stumbled on this show hosted by Andrea. Her and her guests talk about such relevant topics that help so many creatives and creative entrepreneurs. I especially loved her episode on productivity and self-care which helping me to rethink about finding a new group of peers based on this stage of my business.

Becky Kilimnik ,

Zen for creatives

Andrea, her guests, and their stories always leave me with both inspiration and serenity. I don’t know how Andrea brings that perfect balance to her show but it’s truly a balm for those days where life and work seem overwhelming or lackluster. I’m especially enjoying her latest episodes focusing on traveling. Loving all the fresh perspectives this show brings!