Episode 13 :: Keep Going featuring Alison Fleck of Juniper Designs

Episode 13 :: Keep Going featuring Alison Fleck of Juniper Designs

How to enter a major industry without much experience and become a nationally recognized taste maker in your field

Alison Fleck is the creator, owner and principal designer at Juniper Designs. Based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Alison focused on trusting her instincts and unique approach to become a recognized force in the US wedding industry - an industry that hovers around $55 billion per year. Listen in to learn how Alison focused on carefully sourcing goods that she turned into a unique design that continues to delight her clients and wow those of us watching from the sidelines.

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Ready, Set, Season Two :: Manifest Collab + Create Podcast

Welcome for the first time and welcome back. Manifest Collab + Create Podcast is a crew for makers, entrepreneurs, creatives, innovators and builders.  In this minisode your host, Kari Sowers, gives an overview of the themes for season 2: potential, authentic self expression and building within a community.

Big announcement :: the first new episode of season two drops in just a few days!

Get connected to our Manifest Collab + Create community and curriculum by subscribing to our e-mail via manifestcollab.com

See you online! 

Now, go build something.



About your host:

Kari Sowers, Intellectual Property Consultant for Creatives and Companies

@KariSowers on Twitter and Instagram

Read more about Kari HERE

 

 


About MANIFEST Collab + Create:

E-mail :: start@manifestcollab.com

Web :: www.manifestcollab.com

Instagram :: @manifestcollab

Facebook :: Manifest Collab + Create


S1 + Ep.11 :: Kristi Hayes of KHop Fit :: Manifest Collab Podcast

S1 + Ep.11 :: Kristi Hayes of KHop Fit :: Manifest Collab Podcast

When Watching the Olympics Makes You Wonder if You Should Get Up Off the Couch

Overheard in this Episode ::

"Discipline breeds discipline. Starting discipline in one area makes you more disciplined in others." click to tweet

"A good coach figures out her players." click to tweet

"It is such a brave thing to just show up." click to tweet

"There is sacred in the simple." click to tweet

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Episode 009 :: Sarah Harmeyer of Neighbor's Table :: Manifest Collab Podcast

Episode 009 :: Sarah Harmeyer of Neighbor's Table :: Manifest Collab Podcast

Sarah Harmeyer of Neighbor's Table joins us to talk about building something tangible to create something intangible - in her case, craftsman tables that allow folks to build connections with their neighbors. Neighbor's Table has allowed Sarah to hone her love of making people feel welcome, important and celebrated.

Already featured on HGTV and popping up in backyards across America, Neighbor's Table is a "love mission" that has connected Sarah with people who desire to connect and celebrate others, but need a little nudge in the right direction. From helping friends throw approachable parties, to making great introductions to pulling the quiet ones into the conversation - this episode is a must listen for those of us who like to or need to pull together a team.

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Episode 008 :: Jenna Worthen of The Taskkeeper :: Manifest Collab Podcast

Episode 008 :: Jenna Worthen of The Taskkeeper :: Manifest Collab Podcast

In this episode Jenna takes us on the ride from deciding to launch a new company, hitting potholes and finally crossing to the other side with The Taskkeeper steno line and a manifesto for "beautiful efficiency."

This episode is exactly what you need if you can see a solution that should exist, but doesn't. You are on the fence, trying to decide if you create it, or just deal without. 

At the end of the episode Jenna drops some deep thoughts on how she doesn't let others dictate her schedule. How she flipped a popular phrase to shape a new identity for her life.

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MINICAST :: Vernon Deas of Group Fly #GRPFLY :: Manifest Collab Podcast

MINICAST :: Vernon Deas of Group Fly #GRPFLY :: Manifest Collab Podcast

For this episode, we parachute right in the middle of a conversation with Vernon Deas of GroupFly #GRPFLY street wear. His clothing line is highly sought after across North America and GRPFLY is a staple in the underground hiphop scene. In addition to being the mastermind behind GRPFLY, Vernon is a graphic designer, CEO, speaker and youth advocate. 

Vernon and I talk about:

  • selecting collaboration partners for a new line or campaign; 
  • giving opportunities to those up and coming in your field; 
  • the power of mentoring.  
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Episode 007 :: Logan Wolfram Creator, Curious Living Summit / Author, Curious Faith :: Manifest Collab Podcast

Episode 007 :: Logan Wolfram Creator, Curious Living Summit / Author, Curious Faith :: Manifest Collab Podcast

Sometimes your business and projects start going so well that you need to step back and focus on just a few hallmark projects and some self care to reboot for the next round. Logan Wolfram learned that lesson the hard way. 

Sometimes your business and projects start going so well that you need to step back and focus on big project and some self care to reboot for the next round. Logan Wolfram learned that lesson the hard way. Listen in to learn how you can follow Logan's lead and make 2016 way more zen than 2015. When Logan took her own advice, tackling fewer projects opened a new creative path for Logan's first online summit: The Curious Living Summit which had a smashing launch this summer.

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Mini-Episode :: Build Something Hopeful :: Highlighting Those Building Beauty Amidst the Chaos

Mini-Episode :: Build Something Hopeful :: Highlighting Those Building Beauty Amidst the Chaos

Last week was brutal for those of us in the United States and for many around the world who experienced confusing, senseless tragedy. We pushed back our regular programming to hold space with those hurting. We highlight several folks using their creativity, artistic talent and innovative spirits to build something beautiful in their community. Tune in for a brief high five for those making beauty not war.  

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Episode 006 :: Sam Purvis of Good Coffee PDX :: Manifest Collab Podcast

Episode 006 :: Sam Purvis of Good Coffee PDX :: Manifest Collab Podcast

Sam Purvis is a dyed in the wool Portland coffee cult favorite. Sam is friends with and part of the fabric of multiple legendary coffee outfits in the great northwest. Sam, and his brother Nick, are responsible for the vision and experience behind GOOD COFFEE in east Portland. This episode turned out to be like a masterclass in hospitality concepts, building a business team, the history that informs a product and how to pick the right team. You will want to listen to this episode at least twice, and take notes.

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Episode 005 :: Marquita Burke-De Jesus and Radically Ordinary :: Manifest Collab Podcast

Episode 005 :: Marquita Burke-De Jesus and Radically Ordinary :: Manifest Collab Podcast

Marquita Burke-De Jesus is a yogi, dance company director, activist, mom of two, and gardener living in the Dallas metro area. The unifying aspects in all of her roles is to mentor creative beliefs in the lives of those she journeys alongside in dance, activism and at home. Marquita has danced for many years - after traveling extensively, performing and choreographing, she began to use dance to combat child sex trafficking in partnership with non-profit organizations in Asia and Africa. In 2012, she founded the Silence the Violence campaign and in 2014, Marquita published her first book, Radically Ordinary.

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Episode 004 :: Rachel Jacobson of Rachel Jacobson Calligraphy

Rachel Jacobson is an accomplished artist, graphic designer, brand developer, workshop queen, modern lettering maven and business owner. She is at the helm of Rachel Jacobson Calligraphy and responsible for many bespoke wedding and logo designs. Rachel and I talk about Enneagram personality types, building a business to match your lifestyle, collaborating with other entrepreneurs, all the project scheduling apps we use and the ones we think someone should invent.

If you are in the Portland metro area, keep your eyes on Rachel's Modern Calligraphy Workshops because they sell out almost as soon as they are posted.

 
Modern Calligraphy by Rachel Jacobson

Modern Calligraphy by Rachel Jacobson

Modern Calligraphy Workshops by Rachel Jacobson

Modern Calligraphy Workshops by Rachel Jacobson

 

Stuff We Mention That you Want to Click

Enneagram of Personality - Book Recommendations from Rachel and Readers

Type A Press
Modern Calligraphy Workshops by Rachel Jacobson
Work/Shop PDX
War of Art by Steven Pressfield
The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington
HoneyBook
Day Designer by Whitney English
17 Hats 
Slack 
Dropbox
Basecamp
Asana
The Happy Hour Podcast by Jamie Ivey

Books Recommended by Rachel

Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
#AskGaryVee by Gary Vaynerchuk‎
War of Art by Steven Pressfield

FOLKS WHO ALSO LOVE AND WORK WITH RACHEL 

Wedding Sparrow: Fine Art Weddings
100 Layer Cake
Intimate Weddings: Little Weddings, Big Heart
Style Me Pretty
Nike
ClassFare
VSCO
Tie That Binds: Wedding Stationary & Paper Goods


Online Intro:
Getting to Know Rachel Jacobson

Website: rachel-jacobson.com
Instagram @racheljacobson
Twitter @racheljacs
Pinterest:  /racheljacobson_


 

Manifest Collab + Create Podcast Host:

Kari Sowers

Connect with Kari online:
Instagram @ManifestCollab and @KariSowers
Twitter @KariSowers
Facebook /ManifestCollab

Episode 003 :: Katherine Wolf of Hope Heals :: Manifest Collab Podcast

Episode 003 :: Katherine Wolf of Hope Heals :: Manifest Collab Podcast

Today we hang out with Katherine Wolf, one of the most inspiring and gracious women I know. Katherine and her husband Jay are friends of mine from law school. In Jay and I’s last year of law school, Katherine was a new mom and seasoned model taking care of little six month old James when she suffered a massive brainstem stroke. Her survival and recovery, which included a sixteen hour surgery and more than two year journey through brain rehab, have been nothing short of a miracle. She is out conquering life - she and Jay have co-founded an organization called Hope Heals, recently published a much acclaimed book also titled Hope Heals - they create encouraging content and speak all over the nation, all with refreshing realness and grace.

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Episode 002 :: Jessie McNamara and the Music City Rollin Jamboree :: MANIFEST COLLAB PODCAST

Episode 002 :: Jessie McNamara and the Music City Rollin Jamboree :: MANIFEST COLLAB PODCAST

Today we hang out with stand up comedian Jessie McNamara, one of my favorite people on the whole planet and also one of the mega creative minds behind the nationally celebrated Music City Rollin Jamboree. Jessie was voted one of the funniest women in Nashville and should be voted one of the biggest hearted as well. Listen to this episode to find out why Reba jumped on Jessie’s bus who they were plotting to surprise.

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Episode 001 :: Brice Yocum of Sunbird Farms :: MANIFEST Collab Podcast ::

Episode 001 :: Brice Yocum of Sunbird Farms :: MANIFEST Collab Podcast ::

Today on the show we talk with Brice Yocum, the principal farmer at Sunbird Farms, located in sunny central California. Sunbird Farms operates as a small, slow, sustainable farm for heritage chickens. Their fans are local and international. Sunbird Farms are a favorite of the Slow Foods International movement and after listening to this episode, you will be a fan as well.

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First Episodes Scheduled to Appear Early June 2016

Friends,

This is getting real and it's exciting! As I talked about over on the blog, I'm in Los Angeles working on taking this website LIVE. The one thing missing will be our actual links to iTunes and Libsyn. I've recorded about 12 episodes that I'm so eager to share with you. Our guests are INCREDIBLE. There's laughter, tears, crazy smart insights and the best ideas you've every heard. The thing I love most is how connected you will feel to the makers, innovators, entrepreneurs and creatives that you will meet, or get to know better, on our weekly podcast.

Our trusty editor and I are working hard to get all the tech-y stuff on point so that iTunes can approve our podcast feed. We don't actually get to control when iTunes approves and releases our feed, but based on our advisors input, it looks like the BIG DAY will be Wednesday, June 1.

STAY TUNED! We will definitely keep you posted.

Go build something,

UPDATE: The first episodes won't appear June 1, but they will appear SOON. I should get the first cuts back from the editor today or tomorrow. 

Bird's Eye View - MANIFEST Collab + Create Podcast

MANIFEST COLLAB + CREATE PODCAST

MANIFEST Collab + Create is a new podcast for makers, innovators, entrepreneurs and creatives. Over at ManifestCollab.com we help people build things. MANIFEST Collab + Create is about moving out of isolation and into collaboration; it about joining a crew that conspires for your success; it’s about learning from and contributing to a community so that you don’t spend your time inventing every - single - wheel. Most of our guests tell their story of how they took an idea from wishful thinking to a reality that enhances their life. After listening to each episode, we hope you will be educated and inspired to better manifest your own dreams.  Some of you are building from scratch, some of you are redesigning, some of you are expanding and already thriving venture -- regardless of your phase, you’ll learn something valuable from the folks who share their hard earned insights with the rest of us.

Your main podcast host is Kari Sowers, but from time to time she will hand over the microphone to several folks who inspire and coach her as a builder, entrepreneur, consultant and boss. By trade, Kari is an Intellectual Property attorney who does both legal work and custom consulting for folks with expansive ideas. (Side note: this isn’t a legal podcast and nothing you hear on the air is intended to be nor should it be used as legal advice, carry on.)  This community is built to replicate Kari's favorite parts of her ongoing legal career - amazing energy is created by the makers, innovators, entrepreneurs and creatives who study what is to inform what could be.

MANIFEST Collab + Create Podcast is based on Kari's work with a variety of business clients from Fortune 100, Fortune 500 and well-financied start-ups to mom and pop shops, solo-preneurs, and those who are still in the “what if” phase. Repeatedly, she observed that best predictor of success is a winning concept paired with a collaborative community.  Those who build alone generate fewer and poorer ideas - those who build in collaboration move faster, experience better results and fully enjoy their lives thanks to workshopping their ideas, dreams, goals and plans with a crew building in the same space.

You may live in a creative hub or you may live somewhere where you feel like the only one for miles. Regardless of where you are physically located, learning and contributing within this community will make you feel inspired, connected and ready to take the next concrete step towards manifesting your thing.

If you have something you want to build, MANIFEST Collab + Create is your crew. Welcome. All aboard.

We’ll see you back here each week and over on the web at manifestcollab.com. Now - let’s move on to getting our inspiration flowing and listen to the MANIFEST Collab + Create podcast guests and episodes.  

We're so glad you are here. Let's build something!