151 episodes

Have you ever dreamed of having a mentor with years of success to guide you through your creative business journey?

That’s exactly what you’ll get when you tune into The Professional Creative podcast with your host, Bonnie Christine. With over 13 years of experience as an artist, entrepreneur, educator, and leader, Bonnie brings genuine warmth and actionable advice to your journey as a creative professional.

Tune in each week to get inspired and discover how the days of struggling to succeed as a creative are over.

Each episode is designed to help you GROW no matter what phase of the journey you’re on. From overcoming creative challenges to learning how to promote your work, you’ll learn how to take your passion to the next level and see SUCCESS. If you’re an aspiring professional creative or already on the entrepreneurial journey, you’ll hear about the latest marketing trends, best business practices, and inside tips from a longtime designer—all to help you grow your business like a boss!

Welcome to The Professional Creative podcast.

The Professional Creative Bonnie Christine

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 401 Ratings

Have you ever dreamed of having a mentor with years of success to guide you through your creative business journey?

That’s exactly what you’ll get when you tune into The Professional Creative podcast with your host, Bonnie Christine. With over 13 years of experience as an artist, entrepreneur, educator, and leader, Bonnie brings genuine warmth and actionable advice to your journey as a creative professional.

Tune in each week to get inspired and discover how the days of struggling to succeed as a creative are over.

Each episode is designed to help you GROW no matter what phase of the journey you’re on. From overcoming creative challenges to learning how to promote your work, you’ll learn how to take your passion to the next level and see SUCCESS. If you’re an aspiring professional creative or already on the entrepreneurial journey, you’ll hear about the latest marketing trends, best business practices, and inside tips from a longtime designer—all to help you grow your business like a boss!

Welcome to The Professional Creative podcast.

    150: Mini Series: Teach What You Know Part 4 - How to Create Revenue Streams

    150: Mini Series: Teach What You Know Part 4 - How to Create Revenue Streams

    Welcome to today's episode, where we discuss ten ways to monetize your knowledge. If you’ve ever wondered how to turn your expertise into income, you’re in the right place. We’re diving into ten different strategies to monetize what you know, adding an educational component to your business in impactful and profitable ways.
    I’ll share my personal experiences with these models and explore how the knowledge industry can benefit both learners and you as an educator. Whether you're looking to diversify your revenue streams or make a meaningful impact on your community, this episode is packed with insights and practical tips to help you get started.
    Online course Live workshops Membership site or subscription Coaching and consulting eBooks and guides Speaking engagements Affiliate marketing YouTube channel Corporate training programs Licensing your content 📒 Episode Notes, Links, & Resources 📒
    https://www.professionalcreative.com/blog/150
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    Connect with Bonnie:
    ▸ ONLINE | http://bonniechristine.com
    ▸ INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/bonniechristine
    ▸ START SIMPLE IN SURFACE DESIGN | FREE MINI CLASS | https://www.bonniechristine.com/startsimple
    ▸ FREE SURFACE DESIGN GUIDE | https://www.bonniechristine.com/guide
     
     

    • 20 min
    149: Mini Series: Teach What You Know Part 3 - Creating a Curriculum

    149: Mini Series: Teach What You Know Part 3 - Creating a Curriculum

    Once you’ve decided to teach what you know, the big question is, “Now what?” Crafting a curriculum is an art that requires careful planning and creativity to pull students through an experience that provides real transformation. Today, we’ll dive into the myriad of ideas on how you can create the perfect curriculum for your topic. We’ll explore why it’s essential to start with the end goal in mind, as having that clarity will guide you through the process, ensuring all the bits and pieces lead to a coherent and impactful learning journey.
    In this episode, I’ll share examples of strategies and types of curriculums you could design, emphasizing the importance of getting crystal clear about your end goal before building your course. Consider the transformation you want your students to experience – what tangible takeaway will they gain? Additionally, we’ll discuss understanding your ideal learner: what do they already know, and what do they need to learn? Tailoring your curriculum to their needs is vital. We’ll also touch on the various learning styles and how to incorporate different modalities for content consumption. From recording videos to writing text, there are numerous factors to consider when creating engaging and effective content. Join me as we unravel the steps to develop a curriculum that not only educates but also transforms your learners.
    📒 Episode Notes, Links, & Resources 📒
    https://www.professionalcreative.com/blog/149
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    Connect with Bonnie:
    ▸ ONLINE | http://bonniechristine.com
    ▸ INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/bonniechristine
    ▸ START SIMPLE IN SURFACE DESIGN | FREE MINI CLASS | https://www.bonniechristine.com/startsimple
    ▸ FREE SURFACE DESIGN GUIDE | https://www.bonniechristine.com/guide
     
     

    • 18 min
    148: Mini Series: Teach What You Know Part 2 - Knowing Your Niche

    148: Mini Series: Teach What You Know Part 2 - Knowing Your Niche

    If you've ever thought about adding teaching to your repertoire, you're in the right place. Today, we're diving into how to narrow down the topics you can teach, a crucial step if you're looking to diversify your revenue streams. Often, the decision to start teaching comes before you're entirely sure what you'll teach. It's an exciting journey, and once you take the plunge, you'll likely find that you love sharing your knowledge with others.
    Teaching can be incredibly rewarding, but it all starts with ideation. This episode will guide you through a vision-storming session with five essential questions to help you pinpoint exactly what you should teach. We'll explore what makes your craft unique, those informal moments where you naturally fall into a teaching role, and what people are most curious about when they ask you about your work.
    Firstly, consider what is unique about what you want to teach. Think about the distinctive aspects of your craft—those elements that set your work apart. Reflect on your informal teaching moments; these are the times when you've naturally found yourself explaining or demonstrating your process to others. These moments can provide valuable insights into what you're naturally inclined to teach.
    Additionally, research market needs and gaps. While it's unlikely you'll find something completely untapped, teaching from your unique perspective can fill a niche and offer something fresh. Pause and assess your personal passion. Ideating can be exhilarating, but slow down to ensure the topic you choose is something you're deeply passionate about. Once you start teaching, it may become a significant part of your career, so it's vital to choose a subject you can talk about for a long time without losing interest.
    And last but definitely not least, consider how you can make this uniquely you. Brainstorm the specific ways you approach your craft and create a mind map of your process. This personal touch will not only make your teaching more engaging but also distinguish your offerings from others in the market.
    By the end of this episode, I hope you'll have a clearer vision of what you can teach and how to transform your passion into a fulfilling new aspect of your creative business. 
    📒 Episode Notes, Links, & Resources 📒
    https://www.professionalcreative.com/blog/148
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    Connect with Bonnie:
    ▸ ONLINE | http://bonniechristine.com
    ▸ INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/bonniechristine
    ▸ START SIMPLE IN SURFACE DESIGN | FREE MINI CLASS | https://www.bonniechristine.com/startsimple
    ▸ FREE SURFACE DESIGN GUIDE | https://www.bonniechristine.com/guide
     

    • 17 min
    147: Mini Series: Teach What You Know Part 1 - Overcoming the Naysayers

    147: Mini Series: Teach What You Know Part 1 - Overcoming the Naysayers

    Welcome to today's episode! If you're a creative, you've likely mastered your craft through countless hours of dedication, experimentation, and practice. But have you ever considered sharing that expertise with others? Today, we're diving into why I believe that as creatives, we should also embrace the role of educators. Teaching what we know isn't just about imparting skills; it's about empowering others, giving back to our community, and enriching our own professional journeys.
    Many creatives hesitate when it comes to teaching. There's a common fear of being judged or not being taken seriously. The term "selling out" gets thrown around, implying that turning to education somehow tarnishes the purity of our work. But let's shift that mindset. Sharing our knowledge is not about diluting our craft; it's about spreading the passion and expertise we've cultivated. It's our responsibility to contribute to the growth of our industry and uplift fellow creatives.
    The benefits of teaching your craft are profound and in this episode, you’ll learn ten reasons why you should consider teaching what you know. I encourage you to take the leap. The rewards, both personal and professional, are well worth it. 
    📒 Episode Notes, Links, & Resources 📒
    https://www.professionalcreative.com/blog/147
    📝 Read the Transcript 📝
    Connect with Bonnie:
    ▸ ONLINE | http://bonniechristine.com
    ▸ INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/bonniechristine
    ▸ START SIMPLE IN SURFACE DESIGN | FREE MINI CLASS | https://www.bonniechristine.com/startsimple
    ▸ FREE SURFACE DESIGN GUIDE | https://www.bonniechristine.com/guide

    • 21 min
    146: The Power of Coaching

    146: The Power of Coaching

    Today, I peel back the curtain to share what's been working for my own business. For me, investing in coaching has been a game-changer. If you’re looking to level up your business, understanding the power of coaching can be monumental. This year, I’ve invested more in my education and development than ever before, and it’s been one of the most powerful ways to break through barriers and reach new heights.
    In this episode, I’ll share my personal journey of investing in coaching and how it has transformed my professional and personal life. I’ve discovered that many barriers we face in business are more about our thoughts and mindset than external obstacles. My investment this year hasn’t just been in a mastermind, although I love being part of one. Instead, it’s been in a coaching program, something I’ve never been involved in until now.
    We’ll dive into the differences between a mastermind and a group coaching program, and how each serves a unique purpose. We’ll also explore the distinctions between group coaching and one-on-one coaching, and the benefits each can bring. You’ll learn why having a coach who also has a coach is crucial, and how this continuous cycle of growth and support can propel you forward.
    We’ll discuss the common things that get in the way of our success and how coaching can help us overcome these hurdles. I’ll also share how my coaching experiences have shaped the development of my own coaching program, highlighting the importance of understanding your reasons for seeking a coaching program and how to choose the right coach for you.
    Whether you’re new to coaching or considering it as your next step, this episode is packed with insights to help you harness the power of coaching for your business.
    📒 Episode Notes, Links, & Resources 📒
    https://www.professionalcreative.com/blog/146
    📝 Read the Transcript 📝
    Connect with Bonnie:
    ▸ ONLINE | http://bonniechristine.com
    ▸ INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/bonniechristine
    ▸ START SIMPLE IN SURFACE DESIGN | FREE MINI CLASS | https://www.bonniechristine.com/startsimple
    ▸ FREE SURFACE DESIGN GUIDE | https://www.bonniechristine.com/guide

    • 21 min
    145: The Power of Collaboration featuring Bail Ansari and Liz Olson

    145: The Power of Collaboration featuring Bail Ansari and Liz Olson

    For this episode, I'm thrilled to introduce you to our two special guests, Bail and Liz. They met recently through my Professional Creative Business Coaching Program (PCBC), and their unique story of collaboration and co-launching caught my attention. Today, we'll dive into their individual journeys, their collaborative venture, and the impact it has had on their businesses and even their personal lives.
    Bail and Liz each have thriving businesses and sought out coaching through PCBC to further their success. Despite having different businesses and course offerings, they found common ground and identified a gap in the industry that they could fill together. This episode will highlight the similarities and differences in their approaches, and how these aspects played a role in their successful collaboration.
    One of the key hurdles to collaboration is not just the idea itself but the myriad of little details that need to come together. Bail and Liz will share the challenges they faced and how they overcame them, using the lessons learned through coaching. Their co-launch was a testament to the power of teamwork and strategic planning, and they'll walk us through what made it so successful. From splitting the workload based on strengths and weaknesses to leaning on each other for support, their story is full of valuable insights and even some surprises.
    We'll also discuss the mindset shifts they experienced, the trust they built, and the personal growth they underwent as a result of their partnership. Whether you're considering a collaboration or looking for ways to enhance your business, this episode is packed with insights and practical advice that you won't want to miss.
    📒 Episode Notes, Links, & Resources 📒
    https://www.professionalcreative.com/blog/145
    📝 Read the Transcript 📝
    Connect with Bonnie:
    ▸ ONLINE | http://bonniechristine.com
    ▸ INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/bonniechristine
    ▸ START SIMPLE IN SURFACE DESIGN | FREE MINI CLASS | https://www.bonniechristine.com/startsimple
    ▸ FREE SURFACE DESIGN GUIDE | https://www.bonniechristine.com/guide

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
401 Ratings

401 Ratings

Rising-17 ,

Bonnie is the BEST!!

I love hearing what Bonnie has to say, especially in her podcasts! Even though I’m a veteran in the design industry I learn so many new things from her. And she is so encouraging. When I feel discouraged, I listen to one of her podcasts and instantly feel energized and hopeful. She is so easy to listen to. I took her Immersion class last year and got tons out of it. In all the things she takes on, she does it with thoughtfulness, intention, and excellence. Go Bonnie!

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Love the podcast! Keep shining your light! :)

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AMAZING source of free knowledge for creative entreprenuers!

Bonnie shares all of her knowledge on creative entrepreneurship and she has A LOT of knowledge to give! Do not miss a single episode of this gem-filled podcast. Bonnie is warm and wise. You can truly learn so much from her and the podcast is an absolute pleasure to listen to :)

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