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Episode 23: Entrepreneur Chat with Watercolor + Urban Sketch Artist Sam Nielsen



Sam is a shining example of a brilliant creative!!!!

I love everything about her story, her business, and her journey from teacher to full-time artist and stay-at-home mama!  And I very much love her heart. Her heart leads everything she does. Her heart is at the core of her family, her schedule, her business, her words and of course, her art.


Here’s what we dive into on today’s podcast:


  1. What it really looks like to have a successful art studio run from your home.
  2. Multiple income streams in an art business
  4. What discipline looks like when you are in charge of YOU, YOUR BRAND, YOUR INCOME
  5. Why ya gotta get friendly with failure, and know that crickets are OK
  6. Seeing the signs + listening to the voice, your intuition, + hearing the Holy Spirit
  7. It’s ok to STUMBLE!!!!! Stumble away. Please.
  8. Having a baby + becoming a mama in the middle of having a successful business


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Episode 22: 27 Things to Work on with Your Coach

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Hey gang…welcome to Episode 22, 27 Things to Work on With Your Coach.


The purpose of today’s episode is to help you think about what your coach could do for you these next couple of months. 

What part of your biz needs a little zshuzsh? A little shining? A little refining?

Want some ideas? 

Maybe some part of your life needs a little extra? 


Friends, I’ve got some ideas for you. I literally have a list of over 400 ideas. But I won’t do 400 today…I’m streamlining to 27. That seems like plenty for one episode. 


This episode is for you if:

     You or your biz got a little off track during Covid.

     You have coaching sessions you want to get back to.

     You need to feel some momentum somewhere, anywhere!

     You want to get focused again. 

     You want to start coaching, and want some ideas of what you could...

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Episode 21: How to let go of (or get better at) Commissioned Work in Your Creative Business



Thinking about letting go of some of your commissioned work? Maybe you want to let go of all of it? Or maybe you want more of it?


Today’s episode is all about commissions…the positives, the negatives and at the end, we’ll talk about how you can structure your commissions so they feel good to you, if you decide to keep taking them.


Who should listen to today’s episode?


Well, if you:

  • Find yourself putting your commissioned work off until the last possible minute
  • Occasionally resent doing your commissioned projects because they pull you away from other exciting projects, and you’re trying to figure out what to do about it.
  • Want more commissioned projects
  • Do mostly commissioned projects, and you want to refine your systems


You might be saying, OK Ang…I don’t feel strongly one way or the other…..I think I want something in between, some commissions, but not a steady diet of them. If...

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Episode 20: 20 Ideas for Incorporating Flowers, Plants + Greens in Your Home Office

Friends!!! Welcome to what will probably be one of my fave episodes ever.


This episode is for the plant lovers, the almost plant lover, the non-green thumbs, the green thumbs, the all thumbs. No matter where you are in your plant and flower life, here’s some inspiration for you and your office!


As a former floral boutique owner, I’ve got a LOT of info to share. Today’s episode has a simple cheatsheet for you to print off…and it’s a ONE PAGER. You can get it HERE.


Wondering if this episode is for you?


It is if:

You want some quick and easy fresh ideas for your office.

You want to hear from a person who has extensive knowledge about all things flowers, plants and greens.

You need some inspiration and you don’t have a lot of time to put into deciding what you want.


It’s a great episode for you if you have plants and they’re starting to take over your office.

It’s also a great episode for you if you...

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Episode 19: 2021 Year in Review Business Workshop


Hey gang!! Get ready...this episode is a big one!

I wanna invite you to join me today for a workshop.

And when I say workshop, I mean, there’s gonna be a workbook, and working, and learning.

An End of 2021 Business Review Workshop.

It’s my Happy New Year Gift to all the entrepreneurs listening out there.

This is ONE THING I DID NOT DO when I had a flower shop and it is one reason I left MONEY ON THE TABLE.


This workshop is for brilliant entrepreneurs.

For shop owners, coaches, makers, creatives, non-creative, entrepreneurs with one, two and three businesses.


Who should listen in and do the workshop?

Welp...if you want to:

  • Figure out what direction you want to take in 2022
  • Decide what it’s time to let go of
  • Decide what it’s time to grab onto
  • Celebrate what you DID DO in 2021
  • Identify your next best steps now
  • Feel confident about your biz in 2022


What will it do for you?

  • Systematically gather info from all parts of your biz
  • ...
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Episode 18: CALENDAR CONTROL Volume 1: Creating Your Ideal Workweek, Workmonth, + Workyear.


Hey friends. Welcome to Episode 18

CALENDAR CONTROL Volume 1: Creating Your Ideal Workweek, Workmonth, + Workyear.


Download the companion coaching exercise for free at


This episode is for you if you:

  • Want to be more INTENTIONAL about your calendar
  • Want to say YES to what lights you up
  • Want to say NO to what doesn’t
  • Want to make sure you take a VACATION this year
  • Want to get your calendar year ORGANIZED
  • Want to work when work feels GOOD
  • Want some inpiration around your SCHEDULE
  • Want to set time aside for SPECIAL PROJECTS
  • Need some FRESH MINDSETS around planning your workweek, workmonth and year
  • Need permission to SHIFT OUT OF THE 9-5



This episode will guide you through designing your ideal workweek, workmonth and workyear. Grab the free companion coaching exercise and push PLAY.




Links mentioned in the episode:


Wheel of Life Coaching Exercise


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Episode 17: The Art of a Lovely Holiday Gathering with Katie Quade


Getting ready for the Holidays?

Are you excited for your holiday gatherings...or are you feeling a little stressed?

It’s a unique time to be planning parties, and also an interesting time to be attending them. We are precariously perched between what happened these last years and what’s coming up next. It’s a time to really consider, at a minimum, what we want to get out of our holiday celebrations.

If you want to get the best out of this year’s holiday events, listen in to Episode 17!


Katie Quade, from Balanced Roots Retreats is here to talk about what it looks like to plan a gathering that feels really good. Get ready to gather, connect, and have great conversations at your next party...whether you’re a guest or the host. 


Take time to get clear on what you need this holiday season.

What will fill your cup this year?

What does your family need?

If you’re hosting, let us help you with a fresh mindset and some simple...

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Episode 16: 5 Simple Ways Your Brand Words Can Attract Your Ideal Client.

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Who’s ready for a deep dive on your brand vocabulary?
This week, we’re talking brand words.
And before we even get to brand words...we’re talking about brand archetyping. If archetyping is a new word for you, definitely join me for Episode 16. This one’s chock full of new info, hints, tips and strategies all around your brand words.

You’ll learn:
1. What a brand archetype is, and how it leads you to your brand words.
2. The 12 different archetypes I use with my clients to determine their brand personality, and then their brand words.
3. 10-12 brand words that connect to each brand archetype
4. 5+ ways you can use your brand words to attract your ideal client

I want you to feel inspired around your brand words.
Whether you already know them, or you’re just learning about brand words….get inspired and re-energize your word list today.

Let the power of the right words work for your brand. Enjoy!

Links Mentioned:

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Episode 15: Elementary School Teacher has BIG SIDE HUSTLE


Hey guys...welcome to The Brilliant Creative Podcast, Episode 15!!!

I’m so excited to introduce you to the lady of the day….Mrs. Jebeh Edmunds!

I’ll be honest, our interview goes all over the place….we talk about her fascinating story, how she went from fleeing her home country with her family at a very young age, to the living in the Twin Cities, to becoming a teacher, to listening to the very persistent voice in her head that said...HEY LADY, there’s something more you’re supposed to do.

We talk about:
-How Jebeh knew so many years ago that this big side hustle was happening, no matter what.
-How she came up to me 6 years ago and said...I’ll be calling you someday.
-What it looked like for her to literally BUILD HER BUSINESS DURING, the deep, dark, awful days of Covid. Jeb and I were making lemonade out of lemons at the local coffee shop!!!

This is an inspiring podcast for those of you who:
-Are teachers….or...

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Episode 14: Life Coaching 101 - The Wheel of Life



What if life felt more ON-TRACK?

What if life could feel more organized?

What if you could quickly get more intentional with your everyday life?


Sound interesting? Then you’re invited to Episode 14! 

In fact, Episode 14 is for everyone.



It’s not just for business owners, or creative people.



Everyone can use the life-coaching tool I’m gonna talk about inside this episode.


How can today’s show help you?

  • It will help you move towards having a balanced + intentional life.
  • It will help you get LIFE back on-track.
  • It will clarify your best next steps now.
  • It will get you moving in the right direction for you.


You can download today’s very helpful diagram and fill-in-the-blank questions at It’s free, fun, and easy.


This episode is REALLY HELPFUL if

you’ve gone through a big life...

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