The Art of Improvement

The Art of Improvement

Karen Clauss interviews guests about their lives and businesses.


February 4, 2023 23 min
Painter Holly Skaggs worked with beeswax, an ancient encaustic medium, for many years until she discovered the art of fermentation. One day, her love of painting with beeswax transformed into working with honey, another labor of love created by the bees. As with many creative endeavors that spill into other forms of expression, Holly found herself fascinated with a rare ferment known as Jun. She brewed with this living culture day ...
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Devan Anderson (known as "DevanOnDeck") grew a following on TikTok during the pandemic sharing how to style affordable clothing. After leaving his job at Snapchat, he decided to live his dream as a designer and create full-time.
Over the last few years, Devan has amassed an impressive following of fans looking to him for honest, sound advice on luxury and discount fashion. He has over 3.8 million subscribers on Tik Tok and 5...
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January 24, 2023 23 min
Greg Breitbart talks about Body20 and how it helps you burn calories, reduce cellulie, tone up and build lean muscle utilizing the boutique fitness studio that uses FDA-cleared electro-magnetic muscle stimulation.
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January 4, 2023 21 min
First Round's on Me CEO, Joe Feminella says his app is bringing real face to face dating back. He says with First Round’s on Me, they’re bringing back real dating by to encouraging people to be more confident in themselves and their quest for companionship through face-to-face interactions. He says they are committed to the seamless process and functionality of the app by allowing users to quickly and easily set up dates. No mo...
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December 10, 2022 22 min
Amy Anderson, CEO of Wild Coffee Marketing, is a widely-respected and creative
industry leader with MORE THAN 25 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE at brands
such as Calvin Klein, Seventeen, and The New York Times Digital. As
co-founder of Wild Coffee Marketing, she focuses on transforming
businesses through a diverse set of disciplines and tailor-made teams
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Innovation... personal fulfillment... and limitless potential to help people-and prosper.

These are the rewards for physicians who become entrepreneurs and blaze their own trails in business to provide medical products and services-all while creating a balanced personal life that's fulfilling and adventurous.

Unfortunately, many physicians and medical professionals believe that they're not good business people.

And they're...
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As an experienced litigator, Julia Mann helps clients solve their problems in crisis situations. Whether it is a dispute with a customer, a supplier, an employee, or even their own business partner, Julia utilizes her knowledge of the client’s industry combined with the avenues for dispute resolution to reach an outcome consistent with the client’s business goals.

It is Julia’s investment in the relationship that keeps clients retur...
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Taryn Parker, Director of Curriculum and Training at The Little Gym, the world’s premier enrichment and physical development center with more than 400 locations across 31 countries for children ages four months through 12.
As the key executive for The Little Gym, which teaches thousands of kids annually, Taryn can weigh in on a number of topics if you are in need of a source or story idea, such as:
•Early Child Development
•Tips to...
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Mary Welp, CH, is a certified hypnotherapist specializing in Hypnotic Meditation.
After 20 years of private practice as a Craniosacral therapist and 14 years as a certified hypnotherapist, she launched RISE Hypnotic Meditation to teach others how to bring meaningful, positive changes to their lives. She teaches a direct, easy, adaptable practice in 4 steps: Relax, Imagine, Suggest, and Empower. Mary helps those who are interested in...
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Tianna Strateman, is the VP of Training and Experience at Club Pilates. At the very young age of 12-years-old, Tianna started doing Pilates. As a highly-trained dancer, the now-trending workout helped with Tianna’s recovery and elevate her performance. For college, Strateman attended the University of Southern California where she studied Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Nutrition and Health all while becoming a trained ...
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November 17, 2022 22 min
Austin Stovall, Ferti-Lome talks about all of the products offered by Ferti-lome.
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Richie Huffman’s experience with the child care industry goes all the way back to 1984, when his mother first opened a daycare business. He was able to see first-hand the impact early childhood education can have on young learners and their families. With this unique insight into business ownership added to the nurturing mentorship he received from his parents, Richie developed a passion for child care and natural business instinct...
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Melissa Chordock, President at AKT Franchising talks about AKT, a full-body workout that combines cardio intervals with strength and toning. Every class works the entire body, from all angles and in all planes of motion for a truly efficient workout. Backed by science, influenced from dance based workouts and numerous exercise modalities, all class content works together to focus on results.
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Jayme Brown, Director of Marketing at Bon Devil says Bon Dévil is pure pleasure without the guilt. She says you can anoint your taste buds with an unholy eruption of wickedly delicious coconut-based desserts. No dairy, no gluten, no lactose, no evil GMOs, no sin, no compromise, and under 120 calories.
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Dr. Francisco Arredondo Chief Medical Officer has founded several IVF clinics, (Including Aspire Fertility, RMA of Texas, and Smart IVF). He was the national Chief Medical Officer of Inception/Aspire Fertility and the Prelude Network overseeing 19 clinics and 65 fertility specialists. Named the “best medical student in the country” by Mexican president Carlos Salinas, Dr. Francisco Arredondo graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Insti...
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Cassidy Davis is an actor, producer, writer and content creator based in Los Angeles. She is most recently known as the host of the Chaotic Singles Party after she went viral on TikTok for hosting an epic Valentine’s Day mixer earlier this year
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PAX Financial CEO and Co-Founder Darryl Lyons’ ambition is to create a legacy within people whose lives have been bettered via contact with him.
Before PAX, Darryl was on track for a future on Wall Street, but his love for Texas and dreams of a more rewarding career led him to create PAX Financial instead. Influenced both by an upbringing without privileges and close association with associates whose wealth failed to make them happi...
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September 29, 2022 20 min
George Zappas, Head Chef at CookinGenie talks about how CookinGenie is the solution for anyone looking for a gourmet quality meal, prepared fresh in their own kitchen and served hot on their table. They have a team of experienced chefs offering a variety of quality cuisines such as regional, French, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Greek, and more.
For any occasion from an anniversary or family lunch to a house party or a weeknight dinne...
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September 23, 2022 21 min
Founder at 10K Club, Jimmy Sewell talks about his non-profit association to support families of school employees after a tragic school incident by providing money within days to the families.
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September 16, 2022 22 min
Fred Cox talks about The Franchise Show, a one stop event to learn the ins and outs about franchise ownership. Cox says during this event, you can make an educated decision about your future plus learn about starting and growing your own business.
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