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Ep 47: Diversity & the Inkblot with Project Inkblot!

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Today we speak to the powerful women behind Project Inkblot is a NYC based consultancy that developed Design for Diversity™(D4D), a powerful design & capacity building framework to help teams build inclusive and equitable services, products and content for all people.

I met these two beautiful souls when we were doing a speaking gig together at Brooklyn Museum! Today we discuss their powerful story of how they developed their amazing company and their mission to continue changing the world in their way.

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Ep 46: Taking care of your personal relationships while you're "entrepreneur-ing"

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Ah! While our mission as a creator can be our passion, it's important that we make sure we don't fall off track with tending to our personal lives and the relationships that enrich it! Host Jo-Na shares some tips on how to keep them intact while you navigate the wild world of being a creative business owner. Follow Jo-Na and the show on IG at @artistswithoutdayjobs and @jwilliamsesq 

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Ep 45: Advice for professionals in the art world w/ Sara Kay

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I didn't meet Sara Kay at an art gallery, but as we were both getting our yoga certifications and was introduced to her amazing work. I invited her on the show because I knew she could give some serious advice to those in the visual art world on how to make it work. She's a powerful voice for women in the arts and just a joy to speak to. Please welcome this powerful changemaker, Sara Kay.

With nearly 20 years of experience and a diverse background that includes conservation, museum, auction, gallery and non-profit, Sara is considered both an industry specialist and a tastemaker. Prior to founding her art advisory business in 2015, Sara was Director of the globally renowned contemporary art gallery, White Cube in London.

Sara is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Professional Organization of Women in the Arts, a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) that champions professionalism and the advancement of women in the business of fine art. She has lectured extensively on the topic of collecting and the art market and serves as an Adjunct Faculty member at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art’s M.A. Art Business Program offering a discourse on the subjects of best business practice and career development. In 2015, Sara was awarded Parmigiani Fleurier’s Women of Exception prize for her professional distinctions and philanthropy.

She recently opened Sara Kay Gallery in New York. If you want to check it out please go to sarakaygallery.com

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Ep 43: Self-care, boundaries and community activism w/ Ryann Holmes

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We’re so excited to talk to my dear friend, Ryann Holmes. Community activist, entrepreneur and culture curator. Ryann has worked and lived in Brooklyn since 2005, fighting for love, and the freedom of our people. By cultivating creative spaces and supporting the economic development of the community, Ryann continues to dream and to create pathways of creativity, expression, beloved community, and love as wealth.  So, in 2009, Ryann founded the bklyn boihood collective. As of today the collective has grown to four core members, based in Detroit, Miami, and Brooklyn, over 50,000 online followers, 6 calendars, annual parties, monthly gatherings, and a published anthology called Outside the XY.

Ryann was voted one of Brooklyn Magazine’s top 100 cultural innovators. Ryann is also the co-founder of Lucid Haus, a music collective based in Brooklyn, featuring artists like Nappy Nina, Théo Mode, & Ria Boss. Ryann is also a music supervisor for “195 Lewis”, a boundary-breaking web series that explores the lives of queer women of color in Brooklyn, New York. Ryann has an MBA from Baruch College in Social Entrepreneurship.

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Ep 42: Season 3 - We're back baby!

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In this episode, the host, Jo-Ná talks about the show and what's in store for the new season. Check us out @artistswithoutdayjobs or @jwilliamsesq or email the show at artistswithoutdayjobs@gmail.com.

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Bonus Episode - Detox and Season 3!

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Ahhh so it's time for a detox. Time of the year for rest, reflection and making space for your next move. On this episode, I share with you why I'm going on a detox and how you can set yourself up for your best year yet. Plus, some details about Season 3. IF you want to connect with me or the show go to @jwilliamsesq on all social media. See you in 2019 for Season 3! 

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Ep 41: Becoming a full-time healer and magic maker with Deganit Nuur

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Have you ever wondered how people build successful spiritual businesses? From Psychics to tarot readers, so many people have spiritual gifts and don't understand how to build a sustainable living from them. Well If you're wondering, Dr. Deganit Nuur one of the most successful spiritual teachers in the wellness world shares her story of how she built her wildly successful practice, Nuurvana starting from the early days. This episode will totally demystify the process. Let's dive in! 

Deganit's Bio: 

Dr. Deganit Nuur is a world-renowned spiritual teacher, intuitive, acupuncturist, writer, and lecturer. Nuur was named “Top 15 Intuitives Globally” by Gwyneth Paltrow’s publication Goop.

 Nuur created and teaches the revolutionary Nuurvana Method™, which is based upon traditional Eastern Philosophy that seeks to integrate mind, body, and spirit. The Nuurvana Method goes beyond what meets the eye to heal the spiritual plane, resulting in profound shifts in mind and body and thereby reintegrating spirit into alignment with one’s true purpose and passion. The method is effective in treating chronic back pain, depression, anxiety, fatigue, sleep problems, among others.

 Nuur speaks at corporations and conferences, globally leading talks and workshops on intuition, teaching audiences how to live up to their pure potential, and finding their true path.

Nuur and the Nuurvana Method have been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, New York Times, Elle, Vanity Fair, Goop, and Daily Candy, amongst others. Nuur was selected to be the featured Intuition expert for Goop. You can check out her amazing company at nuurvana.com and on all social media at @nuurvana.

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Ep 40: Successfully changing careers for follow your own path with Jen Groover

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Get ready for Jen Groover. This powerhouse is going to share with us some of her most important tips for creating a successful career even as you pivot to a new one. As Artists who eventually want to transition out of their dayjobs, I figured she would be an amazing guest since that's exactly what she did. Great ready to hear some amazing knowledge in her powerful and inspiring story. 

Jen Groover's Bio 

Jen Groover has been tagged by SUCCESS MAGAZINE as a “One-Woman Brand,” a “Creativity and Innovation Guru” and a leading “Serial Entrepreneur” by Entrepreneur Magazine, a “Mindful Mogul” by Philly Happening and ranked #8 by SAP in the Top 51 Influencers of Human Potential.  Jen Groover’s name has become synonymous with innovation, entrepreneurship, evolution and human potential. She was recently nominated as a UN delegate to the first ever Global Accelerator for the Global Entrepreneurs Council.  She also made history at the NYSE, as a member of the first all-female group to ring the opening bell, made Forbes’ list of “50 Founders You Need to Follow on Twitter”  and was nominated “TV Personality of The Year Award” in 2013  by Savor the Success.  

As a successful serial entrepreneur, author and thought leader in human potential, as well as a retired National Level Fitness Competitor, Jen Groover’s energy and multi-faceted, diverse wisdom and experiences, have made her a highly sought after International speaker for over 20 years on topics ranging from: Optimizing Human Potential for increased Success and

Happiness, Emotional Intelligence, Empowerment, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Branding Wellness and Energy Management, Effective Communication Skills, through to Mindful Parenting. She has keynoted to audiences up to 35,000 people in stadiums, to leading intimate workshops for smaller groups, as well as online symposiums. Her clients have ranged anywhere from Fortune 500 Companies to top Universities, Business and Wellness Organizations, Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Groups, High Schools to Non-Profits.

You can find her at JenGroover.com

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Ep 39: Tax secrets for savvy creators with Alexis Kimbrough

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Today we're talking to Alexis Kimbrough of the Tax Firm, Growth Group and we are so excited about it. She runs a firm specifically geared towards helping musicians create the best tax strategies and the right foundation for their career. We have the opportunity to get all the savvy secrets on what we need to do for before the tax year starts! Can't wait for you to hear this episode. 

Alexis Kimbrough's bio:

I received my degree in accounting while a member of Howard University’s “Showtime” Marching band, where I performed alongside numerous musicians and performed internationally. Followed by a master’s degree in tax, I helped billion dollar corporations reduce their taxes by millions of dollars.

Going back to my musical roots, I have dedicated my accounting career to helping music creators make a prosperous living by loving their craft. My music education made me the CPA I have become, through scholarship and the requirements of developing skill through practice and dedication.

You can find Growth Group at growthgroup.com or on FB at facebook.com/GrowthGroup

If you want to connect with us check us out:

Instagram: @jwilliamsesq Website: jo-nawilliams.com

You also check email the show at artistswithoutdayjobs@gmail.com

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