8 episodes

There’s a lot of pressure out there to be the perfect online business owner: to make consistent $10K months, to have the perfect Instagram feed, to retire your partner, etc. But the problem is *perfection doesn’t exist.*

In this series, we have honest, transparent conversations with small business owners about what it’s *really* like to run a business. We talk about everything from imposter syndrome to being true to your core values to showing up on Instagram Live.

Join us as we ditch perfectionism and comparison, and instead show up as the imperfect professionals we are.

The Imperfect Professional Podcast Shaina Nacion Studio

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There’s a lot of pressure out there to be the perfect online business owner: to make consistent $10K months, to have the perfect Instagram feed, to retire your partner, etc. But the problem is *perfection doesn’t exist.*

In this series, we have honest, transparent conversations with small business owners about what it’s *really* like to run a business. We talk about everything from imposter syndrome to being true to your core values to showing up on Instagram Live.

Join us as we ditch perfectionism and comparison, and instead show up as the imperfect professionals we are.

    Your Own White Picket Fence Dream | Steph Wharton

    Your Own White Picket Fence Dream | Steph Wharton

    This episode’s guest is leadership and visibility coach, Steph Wharton. In this episode we talk about the importance of making connections throughout business and in life and Steph’s unique framework she uses to coach her clients.  We get into authenticity and owning your truth as a business owner, and where to draw the line between inspiration and comparison.  

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    Follow Steph on Instagram: @stephwharton_

    Check out Steph’s podcast:

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-fiercely-visible-ceo/id1582848187

    Visit her website: www.stephwharton.com

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    Follow Shaina on Instagram: @shainanaciondesign

    Visit Shaina’s website: www.shainanacion.com

    For inquiries or advertising, send us an email: info@imperfectpod.com

    Small, sustainable growth | Meg Mothershed of Mothershed Design Co.

    Small, sustainable growth | Meg Mothershed of Mothershed Design Co.

    In this episode, I sat down with my friend Meg Mothershed of Mothershed Design. Meg and her husband run a boutique brand + web design studio out of Denver, CO.  We talk about their businesses' recent rebrand and how they’ve benefited from it, how to cope with the many pressures of running an online business, and gaining the confidence to create a sustainable business that fits your lifestyle.  

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    Follow Meg on Instagram: @megmothershed // @mothershed_design

    Visit their website: www.mothersheddesign.com

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    Follow Shaina on Instagram: @shainanaciondesign

    Visit Shaina’s website: www.shainanacion.com

    For inquiries or advertising, send us an email: info@imperfectpod.com

    Being comfortable with discomfort | Courtney Miller from Miller Digital

    Being comfortable with discomfort | Courtney Miller from Miller Digital

    “Nobody is a natural born content creator”.

    In this episode, I sat down with social media coach & strategist, and friend, Courtney of Miller Digital. We have real talk about what it takes to create authentic content, the main struggles Courtney sees her clients facing & the advice she gives them to overcome it, and the importance of having self-awareness as a business owner. 

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    Follow Courtney on Instagram & TikTok: @courtney.millerdigital

    Visit her website: www.millerdigital.ca

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    Follow Shaina on Instagram: @shainanaciondesign

    Visit Shaina’s website: www.shainanacion.com

    For inquiries or advertising, send us an email: info@imperfectpod.com

    Being Open to Possibilities | Xanthe Appleyard of Oh Sierra

    Being Open to Possibilities | Xanthe Appleyard of Oh Sierra

    “Hospitality is a mindset, it’s a means of connection”

    This episode features podcast guest Xanthe Appleyard, partner and creative director of Oh Sierra.  Xanthe goes more in detail about her unique business philosophy, “every brand is a hospitality brand”.  We talk about common messages in the online business space that she puts blinders on for, and how she sets boundaries for herself in business and life.  Xanthe is a digital nomad and is all about living a life that is aligned with her business.  

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    Follow Xanthe on Instagram: @xantheappleyard

    Follow Oh Sierra on Instagram: @ohsierracreative

    Visit their website: www.ohsierra.ca 

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    Follow Shaina on Instagram: @shainanaciondesign

    Visit Shaina’s website: www.shainanacion.com

    For inquiries or advertising, send us an email: info@imperfectpod.com

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    Van Life and Brand Values | Sonia Moroni Duru of Wildly Creating

    Van Life and Brand Values | Sonia Moroni Duru of Wildly Creating

    This episode features my friend Sonia, of Wildly Creating.  Join us as we talk about Sonia’s business journey from VA to now brand + web designer.  She gets real with us speaking to the struggles she’s faced with racism and her identity as a woman of color.   We dive into talking about the pressures of starting out in the online space and dealing with failure and rejection, along with mindset and the tools Sonia uses to keep herself grounded.   

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    Follow Sonia on Instagram: @wildlycreating

    Visit her website: www.wildlycreating.com

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    Follow Shaina on Instagram: @shainanaciondesign

    Visit Shaina’s website: www.shainanacion.com

    For inquiries or advertising, send us an email:  info@imperfectpod.com

    Listening to Your Gut | Belen Ladaga from Casa Bele

    Listening to Your Gut | Belen Ladaga from Casa Bele

    “When you are relaxed and happy, you’re more creative.”

    This episode I sat down with Bele, the CEO of the creative studio and design house, Casa Bele.  We get into Bele’s experience working in the corporate world and how it differs from running her own studio. Bele tells us the steps she takes in order to feel more confident in her creativity and gets real as she gives us her thoughts on how ‘niching down is a trend’.   

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    Follow Bele on Instagram: @casabele_

    Visit Bele’s website: www.casa-bele.com

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    Follow Shaina on Instagram: @shainanaciondesign

    Visit Shaina’s website: www.shainanacion.com

    For inquiries or advertising, send us an email: info@imperfectpod.com