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Karen Clark Cole

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Karen Clark Cole is one of those people who you meet and wonder, “Has she found extra hours in the day?!” She’s someone who you want to shadow and figure out how she manages to run two companies and still have time for a personal life. Well, it is because she makes the time to do both and has made the conscious effort to live a life where she is present and living in the … CONTINUE READING

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Joanna Waterfall

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Joanna Waterfall is an artist at heart. She started college as a studio art major and eventually changed to graphic design. Yet, when you meet her and witness what she is doing with The Yellow Conference it is clear that the artist is still alive and well. The Yellow Conference  is “a gathering for creative women who desire to ignite passion and bring goodness to the world through everyday living,” and Joanna conceptualized it during … CONTINUE READING

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Aaron & Claire Van Holland

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Aaron and Claire Van Holland met while working together at MySpace. Yes, that MySpace – the social media platform that was all the rage before Facebook usurped it. Claire was recruited to work for MySpace from her job in Detroit, Michigan. In telling the story, Claire said that she almost had to cancel the meeting where she met the MySpace executives that recruited her – and had she, she might never have met Aaron.… CONTINUE READING

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Ian Trask

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Ian Trask is a scientist turned artist who left his job working in a research lab in Salt Lake City to be an artist in Brooklyn, NY. He made the shift in 2007 and went from working with a colony of 400 mice to creating pieces of artwork with discarded manufactured goods. He worked at a framing store in Brooklyn while he took time to play and experiment with his artwork – developing his artistic … CONTINUE READING

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Erica Wheeler

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Erica Wheeler is an award-winning songwriter and a sense-of-place speaker, educator and advocate. She went to school to become a wildlife biologist due to her love of nature and the desire to conserve and preserve it. After graduating she started to pursue her interest in music, as it was something that she was always told she was good at doing, and it was a path that allowed her to be creative.

While on her musical … CONTINUE READING

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Be: Open

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Be Open by Kory DeAngelo

Once you can accept the universe as being something expanding into an infinite nothing which is something, wearing stripes with plaid is easy. – Albert Einstein

I’ve always been curious and love to learn and acquire new knowledge. Early on, I would relish in collecting new information and try to piece it all together into a wonderfully cohesive picture. In my twenties, I thought that the more knowledge I acquired … CONTINUE READING

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Kathy Lee

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Kathy Lee is the founder and owner of Modern Gingham Preserves in Denver, CO – a jam company that aims to use organic produce from local trees, gardens, and farms (hand-picked whenever possible). Kathy began jarring as an adult – learning from her British in-laws and while she lived in Canada with her husband and son. Before her days of jarring, though, she received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from Northwestern University. Her original plan was … CONTINUE READING

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Michelle Welsch

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Michelle Welsch is a social worker turned entrepreneur who quit her life in New York City and moved to Nepal to work on various projects that support leadership and educational opportunities within the country. What started as three-week volunteer trip evolved into her packing up her bags and moving there full time. She has now been in Nepal for two years, and even though she might not be making oodles of money, she is more … CONTINUE READING

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Cynthia Morris

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Cynthia Morris is an author, illustrator, speaker and coach who I had the pleasure of hearing speak in Denver at Creative Mornings a few months ago. Her talk really resonated with me, and I loved that she created a business, Original Impulse, around the notion of helping people connect to their creative core. She guides people who are emerging and established authors or who are trying to make their creative projects come to life. … CONTINUE READING

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Leslie Clay Nowlin

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Leslie Clay Nowlin knew from a young age that she wanted to be her own boss and have her own business. She entered into the hospitality industry thinking that she would eventually open her own restaurant, but being in that field for just over seven years gave her experiences that helped her realize that was not her dream.

She transitioned to sales and worked for Meltwater, a company that helps businesses drive growth and … CONTINUE READING

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