Entrepreneurs & Artists with Tiffany Aurora

Entrepreneurs & Artists with Tiffany Aurora

Conversations with people doing brave work in business and the arts. Entrepreneurs and artists have this in common: They take risks, try new things, and are continually growing. On this show, we talk about the highs and lows of the creative journey, what it’s like to interact with audiences and customers, practical skills for staying in the game, and how to keep our focus on the things that matter most.


September 13, 2023 49 mins

Michael Amato is an entrepreneur and the founder of Fresh Flow Aquatics. Fresh Flow Aquatics services all-natural freshwater ecosystem aquariums, helping you design and care for a beautiful planted aquarium.  In our conversation, we talked about where Mike goes for inspiration for his aquascaping designs, the joys and stresses of owning a small business, how his personal habits and business services have had to shift as his busines...

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Andrew Auseon is an author, writer, and game developer. His most recent novel, Spellbinders: The Not-So-Chosen One, tells the story of Ben, a 12-year-old boy whose parents have recently divorced, he's had to move to a new town, he's feeling kind of lost, and he's longing for someone to remind him that he's still special, the hero of his own story. In this conversation, we talked about intentionally creating space for reader agency ...

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New York-based dancer, model, and movement artist Soyeon "Haze" Kim has been exploring street dance for over 10 years, specializing in waving and animation. Her recent work includes global campaigns with PUMA, Converse, FootAction, and Nike x Nordstrom, and Music Videos for Disclosure, Ambar Lucid and Pink Sweat. She has performed at NYFW, Apollo Theatre, NYPL at Lincoln Center, LayeRhythm an...

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Mike Drucker is an eight time Emmy-nominated writer and comedian living in New York. He's written for The Tonight Show, Bill Nye Saves the World, and Adam Ruins Everything, as well as serving as head writer and executive producer on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.

Mike stopped by the podcast this week to chat about life as a stand-up comedian in New York, how to get better (instead of giving up) when you have a rough night, the imp...

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Young Vo is an animator, illustrator, and author. His children's book Gibberish is an insightful and moving story about a young boy named Dat who moves to the United States and really struggles, because everything around him sounds like gibberish. 

In this episode, we talked about Young's experience as a children's book author, how he landed his first book deal with Arthur Levine (the U.S. editor of the Harry Potter series), the im...

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Emma Snyder, owner of The Ivy Bookshop and Bird in Hand Cafe & Bookstore, joined me this week to discuss her surprising journey to entrepreneurship, her earliest memories with books, how books can build connection and community, the brilliance of a great architectural design, and the feelings of empowerment that arise from learning to ask for help.

Writers and authors: Emma also threw in some tips for ways you can build connect...

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Aaron P. Dworkin is a poet, performing artist, social entrepreneur, author, filmmaker, philanthropist, 2005 MacArthur Fellow, and former dean and current Professor of Arts Leadership & Entrepreneurship at the University of Michigan's School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

On this episode, Aaron discussed reckoning with imposter syndrome, using the Lottery Test and Death Test to decide how to spend your time, questions to ask you...

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Elana Fishbein, a NYC-based improv performer, instructor, and executive coach, discusses finding her career path at 15, using improv to become a better speaker and communicator, the importance of psychological safety, and building a personal board of directors. 

Elana Fishbein: https://www.elanafishbein.com/


This show is hosted by Tiffany Aurora: https://t...

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Aikta Suri and Misty Dhillon, co-founders of Transformative Travel, discuss living on the edge of a Tiger reserve, how to approach travel so it can become a tool for transformation in your life, and tips for keeping your relationship strong when you run a business with your partner. 

Transformative Travel: https://transformativetravel.ltd/

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Jeremy Moore discusses his journey to becoming the executive pastry chef at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino, the components needed to create an interesting dish, how to provide useful feedback, the best items to invest in for your home kitchen, and thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail

Chef Jeremy Moore portfolio: https://chefjeremymoore.com/


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Rob Grabow, Entrepreneur and Filmmaker, discusses his new film The Year of the Dog, the similarities between launching a startup and making a movie, what drives us as creatives, and helpful strategies for noticing when you need to slow down.  

The Year of the Dog movie: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B7F9MLLX


This show is hosted by Tiffany Aurora: https://tif...

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LoraLee Kodzo (LT Kodzo), Author and Public Speaker, talks about the craft of writing, writing for your audience, her work to prevent bullying and suicide, and how it feels to finally find your tribe. 

Buy LoraLee's books: https://www.kodzobooks.com/

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This show is hosted by Tiffany Aurora: https://ti...

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Tony Parilla (A.M. Parilla), author of Peculiar Soul, Inheritors of Eschaton, and Grand Design, talks about what makes a memorable character, how to replenish your creative well when you're feeling stuck, and the importance of keeping the promises you make to your readers.

Latest from A.M. Parilla - Grand Design Audiobook: https://www.audible.com/pd/Grand-Design-Audiobook/B0BS1Q8X9G

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January 27, 2023 12 mins

The Entrepreneurs & Artists podcast is a weekly show featuring interviews with people doing brave work in business and the arts.

Entrepreneurs and artists have this in common: They take risks, try new things, and are continually growing.  On this show, we talk about the highs and lows of the creative journey, what it’s like to interact with audiences and customers, practical skills for staying in the game, and how to keep our f...

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