Now & Center: Entrepreneurial Voices from the Margin

Now & Center: Entrepreneurial Voices from the Margin

If you are an entrepreneur, consultant, or business owner who identifies as womxn, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, neurodivergent, disabled, or any other historically excluded identity, Now & Center is a space created for you. Join us to learn from a diverse and inclusive community of entrepreneurs who have a wealth of experience, are willing to tell it like it really is, and are rewriting the rules for business to center humans, social change, and standing in our authenticity and power. In each episode, you’ll have the opportunity to learn through the real stories of our guests, including the unique challenges that come with being a member of a historically excluded community, as well as a coaching conversation around a current challenge in their business. Now & Center: Entrepreneurial Voices from the Margin is a space to bring forth a new set of voices in the business world. The time is now to center the voices that have been marginalized for too long. WE are the new voices in business. Schedule a Discovery Call to explore working together: https://calendly.com/karenbartlett/30min. Check out more about Kite + Dart Group: www.kiteanddartgroup.com. Register for an upcoming event: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-kite-dart-group-16435043586.

Episodes

December 20, 2022 50 mins

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Karen talks to Sydney Jackson-Clockston, Founder of Citrine Unlimited LLC., about breaking out of boxes, leading with values, and pivoting by using our superpowers in new ways.  Sydney shares her thoughts on holistic leadership, the importance of play, and imposter syndrome.  They have a coaching conversation around dealing with the macro and micro challenges of life while running a business, and the usefulnes...

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Join Karen as she talks with Chrysta Bairre, Founder of She Goes High, about being introverted and neurodivergent, and the toll of masking.  Chrysta shares how she’s intentionally building a community that encourages being more of who we truly are and practicing taking up space.  They have a conversation about managing the impacts of having invisible, intersectional, marginalized identities, and the power of s...

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Join Karen in a vulnerable conversation with Jennice Chewlin, Founder of Chewlin Group, about imposter syndrome, moving beyond perfectionism, and getting back to joy.  They discuss the value in having the time and space to both try things out and take space to tune into inner knowing, the role of community in feeling supported, and alignment.  Karen coaches Jennice around the possibilities for scaling, includi...

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Join Karen as she talks with Alisha Harris, Founder of Original Account Strategies, about the iterative nature of her professional career, finding clarity of focus, and the benefits and challenges of being a black woman business owner.  She shares her strategy of using a design brief to test out ideas by designing rules and then intentionally breaking them, as well as staying aligned to her values.  Karen and ...

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Join Karen as she talks with Jillian “Mama J” Love, Founder of Mama J Love Consulting LLC, as she shares about co-designing for justice and joy, dismantling business as usual, and authentically embodying our values.  They discuss the importance of internal work as well as taking action, “courageous commitment over comfort,” and “radical rest.”  They have a coaching conversation around finding the right clients...

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Karen talks with Sarah Rimmel, Founder of Slow Integration Coaching, about the value of going slow to go fast; the power of healing, repair, and play; and operating in alignment with our values.  Sarah discusses the entrepreneurial journey and the process of integrating growth, as well as personal and collective embodiment of transformation.  Karen and Sarah wrap up with a coaching conversation around finding ...

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Karen talks with Nadi Ali, Founder of Idea Labs, about the importance of action in diversity, equity, and inclusion work.  Nadia shares about her experiences of living in places with a lot of diversity and inclusion, seeing and experiencing inequities, and her thoughts on cultural appreciation versus cultural appropriation.  They discuss Nadia’s experience of finding clarity in her business, and they have a co...

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Join Karen as she talks with Dr. Tara Jae, Founder of YouthSeen and Co-founder of Black Pride Colorado, about inclusive community and creating a healing workplace.  They discuss intentionally creating time and space for joy and to shut down, the loneliness of leadership, and how to be with the dichotomy of “being a mess” and “having it together.” Dr. Tara shares the impacts of performative giving and the power...

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Karen talks with Sara Blanchard, Co-founder of the Dear White Women podcast, about their experiences being people who identify as mixed-race and the unique perspective this gives them.  They discuss the tension of scaling a business while prioritizing family, the ability of many youth to more easily move beyond our current societal context of oppression, and embodying the dismantling of white supremacy culture...

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Karen talks with Tania Bhattacharyya, Founder of Lumos Marketing, about thought leadership branding and how to use your values and mission to create a sustainable stream of people who want to support and work with you, including leaning into the discomfort and taking a stand.  Karen and Tania discuss overcoming “systemic limiting beliefs,” feeling the need to over deliver, and perfectionism.  The dive into the...

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Karen talks with Jessi Burg, Founder of Outgrow Your Garage, about doing things out of spite, using what we’re good at to solve problems, and the harms of the “just work harder” narrative.  They discuss Jessi’s mission to create truly inclusive workplaces, including all stakeholders and moving beyond demographic considerations, and the impacts of intersectional identities on her business experience.  Karen and...

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** Q4 2022- Check out the links below for information on their fundraising campaign, We Give a Sh!t

Karen talks with Cora Lee Poole, Founder and Creative Visionary of Undestructable, about running a business focused on the triple bottom line, creating holistic wellness and comprehensive safety, and the entitlement present in the patriarchy.  Cora shares her challenges of starting an organization centered on a t...

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Join Karen as she talks to Jenn Uhen, Founder of The Pledgettes, about building wealth without being extractive, avoiding an either/or lens around money, and what is enough.  They discuss toxic messages for women in business, nonprofit or for-profit status, and communities as a business model.  They have a coaching conversation centered around prioritizing time with all the shoulds in business, being with not ...

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Karen talks with Becky Migas, Founder of Women in Sustainability, about the interconnectedness of the environmental and health care crises, and the impacts of racism and sexism on both issues.  They discuss the value of community, the high level of burnout in those doing environmental work, and the power of taking space and time to be intentional.  They examine the various facets of work to do to create more d...

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Join Karen as she talks with Sara Flores, Founder of In Growth Lies Beauty, about the challenges of starting and running a health coaching business, including imposter syndrome, scarcity mindset, and the effects of capitalism on defining success.  They also discuss the impacts of parenthood and “first trimester shenanigans” on entrepreneurship and being ok with not having all the answers.  Sara shares insights...

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Karen talks with Carin Huebner, Founder of Carin Huebner, HEAL + GO PUBLIC, about the correlation between her work helping others heal and go public, and her own healing journey where she’s learning it’s ok to show up as an integrated, whole person.  She shares the impacts of being conditioned and indoctrinated as a woman, particularly from a religious perspective, and that owning a business has been a transfo...

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Karen talks with Priestess Shananda, Founder of The Divinity of Ananda Intuitive Consulting and Temple Crimson Lotus, about internal and external temples, tapping into intuition, and using rituals as access to our inner knowing and a way to create boundaries for self-care.  They discuss the impacts of a system not set up for women of color to be entrepreneurs and the value of stubbornness, persistence, and det...

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Karen talks with Deneisha Thompson, Founder of 4 Impact Consulting, about the importance and impacts of culture shifting work, living your values in an embodied way, and awareness in organizations.  Deneisha shares thoughts on how we need to do more with more, and the effects being a queer black daughter of immigrants who grew up in poverty had on her experiences as a business owner.  They discuss working on a...

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Karen talks with Anna Burrell, Co-founder of Twiggs & Co. and 2023 Denver Mayoral Candidate, about the triple bottom line, sourcing solutions to community challenges from within the community, and using her campaign as an opportunity to “call in” folx.  They discuss the importance of dismantling internalized oppressive beliefs and conditioning, as well as creating operations within business aligned to a tr...

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Karen chats with Claire Jones, founder of Liminal Clarity, about the power of ritual practices and the value of social networks when starting a business.  They discuss cultivating know, like, and trust to build a community, the impacts of being a woman in business, and the value of a “hell no” in business.  Claire shares her musings on the shift to a “creative supporting economy” and the implications for busin...

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