Creative Genius Captivated

Creative Genius Captivated

A podcast for multi-hyphenates to integrate creativity and business acumen. Join award-winning actor, filmmaker, and creativity coach Yiqing Zhao as she speaks about mindset and strategies, and discusses the \”secret sauce\” with artists and entrepreneurs.If you are a passionationate creative or heart-driven entrepreneur looking to create a more fulfilling and balanced life and career, this is the podcast for you. For more information, visit www.yiqingzhao.com

Episodes

October 3, 2022 39 min

In this episode, I invited screenwriter Elain Loh ( "Gossip Girl", "Dynasty") to talk about being a TV writer, following your artistic pursuits & pivoting from acting to screenwriting, as well as her tips and advice for young artists.

Give it a listen, and please leave a 5-star review if you like the show!

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In this shorty episode, I discuss why you should always bet on yourself, and how to use that to create forward momentum. 

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FREE GIFT: 7 Questions to Get You Unstuck https://coaching.yiqingzhao.com

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In this episode, I invited my coach Valorie Hubbard, actress & CEO of Actors Fast Track, to discuss entrepreneurship for actors, mistakes actors make, and how to quickly up your game. 

Give it a listen, and please leave a 5-star review if you like the show!

FREE GIFT: 7 Questions to Get You Unstuck https://coaching.yiqingzhao.com

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/yiqing-zhao-329a11a6/.

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In this episode, Emma and I discuss the healing power of writing and her new immersive play FUKT.

Give it a listen, and please leave a 5-star review if you like the show!

FREE GIFT: 7 Questions to Get You Unstuck https://coaching.yiqingzhao.com

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August 29, 2022 26 min

For the most part, my job as a coach is to help people make decisions. In this episode, I discuss why some people find it difficult to make decisions, how indecision is also a decision, and share some tips to make quick decisions so you can start generating momentum.

Give it a listen, and please leave a 5-star review if you like the show!

FREE GIFT: 7 Questions to Get You Unstuck https://coaching.yiqingzhao.com

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August 22, 2022 23 min

In this episode, I discuss the difference between beliefs and expectations, how expectations are not serving you, as well as building a strong belief system.

Give it a listen, and please leave a 5-star review if you like the show!

FREE GIFT: 7 Questions to Get You Unstuck https://coaching.yiqingzhao.com

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/yiqing-zhao-329a11a6/.

IG: https://www.instagram.com/yiqingzhao1222/

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In this episode, I discuss 3 reasons why you're procrastinating and the solutions to that. 

Give it a listen, and please leave a 5-star review if you like the show!

FREE GIFT: 7 Questions to Get You Unstuck https://coaching.yiqingzhao.com

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In this episode, I discuss the common habitual thoughts that keep people stuck, why it's important to build empowering thought habits, and how to do that. 

I strongly recommend listening to the previous episode so you have a more comprehensive understanding of this matter.

Give it a listen, and please leave a 5-star review if you like the show!

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In this episode, I teach you why you need to develop the habit of challenging your thoughts, and two simple, powerful phrases/questions to help you with this process – "What if" and "So what". 

Give it a listen, and please leave a 5-star review if you like the show!

FREE GIFT: 7 Questions to Get You Unstuck https://coaching.yiqingzhao.com

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In this episode, I invited award-winning actor & filmmaker Lauren Sowa for a discussion on finding communities, handling stress, our favorite credits and experiences, as well as how learning on set helps you become a more well-rounded, "3D" artist and human being. 

Give it a listen, and please leave a 5-star review if you like the show!

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Hey! I was very lucky to have invited casting director Jeffrey Dreisbach from McCorkle Casting for a guest episode. We talked about having fun in self-tape auditions, working in the show business, interesting casting stories, talents VS careers, and of course, lessons for artists. If you're in the show business–theatre, Film/TV, this episode shall not be missed. 

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In this episode, I chatted with my mortgage broker Cynthia Frunzi on money: money mindset, debt, investing, and money mistakes (especially among creatives)

Give it a listen, and please leave a 5-star review if you like the show!

FREE GIFT: 7 Questions to Get You Unstuck https://coaching.yiqingzhao.com

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In this episode, I share my insights about trauma, imposter syndrome, and the most effective way to embrace it: Celebration. 

I introduce ways to reframe trauma, look at imposter syndrome with a loving eye, and practice celebration & gratitude.

This can be pared down into 3 steps:

1. Look at it ( observe, and reframe your thoughts)

2. Study it ( the root cause-where does it come from?)

3. Celebrate it ( look at the gain, not th...

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In this episode, I interviewed visual artist Nathalie Tierce about her work as a scenic designer for film/TV, colors and emotions, as well as balancing motherhood and her career as an artist.

The common thread is "Serve the Big Picture"-in work, and in life.

Give it a listen, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star review if you like the show!
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In this episode, I have the pleasure to invite Jim Jermanok to talk about networking in the entertainment industry and some of the biggest mistakes artists make.

Give it a listen, and don’t forget to leave a 5-star review if you like the show!
FREE GIFT: 7 Questions to Get You Unstuck https://coaching.yiqingzhao.com
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In this episode, award-winning VFX producer Zach Hamelton shares his journey of making a career in the film/tv industry, a cupcake business venture in his early years, and helpful tips for early-career artists.

Give it a listen, and don't forget to leave a 5-star review if you like the show!
FREE GIFT: 7 Questions to Get You Unstuck https://coaching.yiqingzhao.com
LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/yiqing-zhao-329a11a6/.
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June 6, 2022 13 min
In this episode, I talk about how to REALLY let go, which means you let go without holding onto any residual energy or thoughts.

Here's a three-question framework to guide you through this process:

* What do I want?
* What serves me?
*  What am I afraid of?

Most likely it's not the things or people that you cannot let go of, it's the FEAR.

If you like this show, please leave a 5-star review.

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May 30, 2022 20 min
In this episode, I start with a recent experience of my pup Lucy's first audition, and go on to talk about:

* How we react to stressful or fearful situations
* How expectations put us in "fight or flight" mode
* How fear and control zap creativity out of us

You'll walk away with a hands-on exercise to identify your internal fear triggers and create more inner safety.

What triggers you? What makes you feel t...
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In this episode, I've invited Nicola Rose, an award-winning filmmaker based in NYC (also a very good friend of mine), to share her journey and stories from transitioning from performing to directing.

We talked about:

* How she became a director
* The art of directing actors and achieving the best performance
* Her journey of making her first feature, etc

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May 16, 2022 16 min
In this episode, I discuss the WHY and HOW of starting before you're ready and dig deep into the reasons why you're stuck with inaction. We identify the common stoppers and do a deep dive into them, so you can GET IT STARTED after listening.
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