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Business Unveiled: Expert Tips and Secrets from Top Creative Industry Professionals

Business Unveiled is a podcast helping people in the creative industry refine their skills and grow their business. In every episode, you’ll be taken behind the scenes of the creative industry with celebrity wedding planner, entrepreneur, and productivity consultant Angela Proffitt as she shares her experiences in running a high profile event and design company around that world. There's nothing Angela and her team haven't seen before, and you'll get to listen to what she's experienced, how she got through it, and what she learned along the way. Business Unveiled is the go to podcast for anyone who wants to develop a productive and profitable business in the creative industry. For more helpful tips, visit www.angelaproffitt.com.
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Sep 22, 2022

Join Angela and Amanda as they travel to the Bahamas and share special behind the scenes stories and experience shares. In this episode we talk with a local who works at Rosewood resort in Baha Mar. He shares his experience as a native to the island and his top tips!

Thank you Rosewood Baha Mar for the beautiful accommodations!

Main Topics:
- How to take in the local culture
- Safety when traveling
- How to be happy with who you are

Key Takeaways:
- Make decisions that will set you up for success
- Trust your gut
- Create a life you are proud to live

Sep 15, 2022

Join Angela and Amanda as they travel to the Bahamas and share special behind the scenes stories and experience shares. In this episode we talk about mapping out a life line. Have you thought about it? The life experiences and events that have gotten you to today? When you take the time to sit down and map out the crucial events of your life you may surprise yourself by how muhc meaning and purpose they hold for your future and present!

Thank you Rosewood Baha Mar for the beautiful accommodations!

Main Topics:

- How to create a lifeline
- Personalities through life and how they evolved
- How communicate

Key Takeaways:

- Be the example of what you want to see in the world
- Adding to your life line is something that you should be doing every 5 years
- We all have unique stories, not one is the same

Sep 8, 2022

Join Angela and Amanda as they travel to the Bahamas and share special behind the scenes stories and experience shares. 

Thank you Rosewood Baha Mar for the beautiful accommodations!

Main Topics:

- Always be kind
- Mindset is everything
- Anything can happen

Key Takeaways:

- Create an environment of flexibility and kindness
- The golden rule!
- Be the example of what you want to see in the world

Sep 1, 2022

We’ve all been there, a conference for weddings and events with speakers and booths and a ballroom style environment. This is all good and there is a place for it in the industry, but we are an industry of creatives… There HAS to be another way!

 

I’m SO excited to share today’s guest, Chris Anderson, Director of Sales & Marketing at Conrad Punta de Mita in Sayulita. I visited the property at the beginning of the year for their Crazy Little Thing Called Love event and it was show stopping. Listen in as we share the experience with you!

 

Main Topics:

- How to drive company culture by including geographic culture
- How to think outside of the box and create something memorable
- How to showcase a property through expereinces

Key Takeaways:

- Create an environment your employees are proud of and they will make you proud
- Think outside of the box, create something awe inspiring
- Quality service is everything

More About Our Guest:

Christopher Anderson who brings nearly 15 years of luxury hospitality industry experience to the table in his new role. Helming the resort's global communication and sales efforts, Anderson will provide strategic leadership and direction to drive revenue and implement business goals that will propel the newly opened property as a leader in the region's hospitality market.

Having worked on all corners of the U.S. from Washington D.C. to San Francisco, Anderson joins the Conrad Punta de Mita team from Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, where he oversaw all sales and marketing efforts for the luxurious non-gaming resort for nearly three years. As he kicks off his new role at Conrad Punta de Mita, Anderson adds a new market to his impressive resume, bringing a fresh perspective of sales and marketing experience to the CALA region (Caribbean and Latin America).

A California native, Anderson is a lover of nature and celebrates an outdoor lifestyle, fitting naturally well with the open-air Conrad Punta de Mita resort, that is sprawled across the miles-long white sand beach. Bringing his admiration for good food and music to the new resort, Anderson aims to implement new programs, activations and partnerships that will elevate the property's position in the market and propel it onto the global stage, as his goal is to expand awareness in new markets around the world.

Aug 25, 2022

Have you been thinking about starting a business but you aren’t quite sure how to take the leap? Deciding to make a big change like this can be daunting and may lead to alot of uncertainty. But when it comes down to creating the life you want it is all worth it in the end.

Today’s guest, Nicole Riccardo, Founder and President of Nicole Riccardo Media LLC is sharing her story of how she discovered that she wanted to become a business owner and the path she took to create the business she has today. 

Main Topics:

- Time blocking
- Team task management
- Building a business as a creative

Key Takeaways:

- Just get started
- Even if you're feeling fear or unsure
- Getting out there and taking action will lead to clarity

Aug 18, 2022

If you follow me on social media you may be wondering “Where in the world is Angela”? I have been all over the globe with my travel family, experiencing so many of the world’s wonders! 

On this podcast, along with Brian Worley and Monica Balli, I sat down with Arpita Gandhi in India to learn more about Indian culture. Listen in to learn more about the Indian culture and maybe even some things you didn’t know before!

Main Topics:

- Indian culture and how it differs throughout India
- Foods that are unique to the different areas of India
- Fun wedding stories

Key Takeaways:

- Always be open to learning new things
- Never judge a book by its cover
- Every day is an opportunity to learn something new

Aug 11, 2022

This week on Business Unveiled, join me and my travel family members, Monica Balli and Brian Worley as we share IEC (International Event Certification). The aim of the certification is to create a proven professionality through international standards. Country Partners and Examiners with proven credibility and the highest professional standards from around the world.

The certification rules are strict, applicable to both the expected professional standards as well as the examination process and associated qualifying procedures. 

The power and strength of the certification, in its essence, lies within its Country Partners and its Apprenticeship Partners. Together with AJA Europe has been created the first certification with partners, valued and celebrated for both their professional and personal excellence. 

Main Topics:

- What is the certification?
- Who is certifiable?
- Who are the country partners?

Key Takeaways:

- The 3 Core Values
- How the exam works
- How to get it

Aug 4, 2022

Have you ever wished that you could be in a space but you are just too far away? What if there was a way to save time and energy? What if i told you that there was an intelligent platfrom for augmented reality and virtual reality to bring your property for events anywhere in the world?

Meet Monica Balli, I am so excited to have her as a guest on this podcast to share her platform VRPLANR. A platform that allows users to visit venues virtually from anywhere in the world!

Main Topics:

- Intelligent Platfrom For Augmented Reality And Virtual Reality To Bring Your Property For Events Anywhere In The World
- Advanced professional planning tools
- Sustainable ways to plan events

Key Takeaways:

- How to sustainably plan events from far distances
- How to use technology for event planning
- How to take back your time and utilize it to the fullest potential

More About Our Guest:

Bring your Dream to Life with Monica Balli – Destination Event Designer & Wedding Producer to the stars. A Caribbean Dream, an Italian dolcevita, or a sparkle in truely unique woldwide spots. No challenge is ever to big to create that one and only time. Just wonderul . Be active or just relax and Enjoy the Ride.

Jul 28, 2022

In order to build a successful brand, you need to have a firm foundation. Without the proper pillars in place, your business will eventually crumble. There are essential pillars that every entrepreneur should focus on when growing their brand. These pillars are critical to your success and must be nurtured if you want to see long-term success. 

I’m excited to share this week’s guest, Amanda Shuman, Founder & Lead Designer of Carrylove Designs. She will be sharing with us all about the pillars to growing a profitable brand and the right time to invest. 

Main Topics:

- The right time to invest in branding
- The three levels of business
- The difference between a functioning website and a good website

Key Takeaways:

- The 4-pillars of branding: messaging, design, website, and marketing
- Why a "pretty logo" doesn't matter
- The difference between a functioning website and a good website
- How to re-position yourself in the market 

Jul 21, 2022

Everyone knows that detoxing is good for you, but what benefits does it actually have? Detoxing can help improve your mood, increase your energy, and boost your immune system. It can also help you lose weight and keep your body healthy. 

I’m excited to welcome guest, Tim James, Owner & CEO of Chemical Free Body who will be sharing all about the power of detoxing & gut health, therefore improving sleep, as well as, reducing pain and inflammation naturally. 

Main Topics:

- The power of detoxing & gut health
- How to improve sleep naturally
- How to reduce pain & inflammation naturally 

Key Takeaways:

- Why breathwork is important
- Why Clean Restructured Water is important
- My Core 4 Secrets

Jul 14, 2022

As business owners we are always looking for new ways to expand operations. You may be wondering how to take the next step and go about diversifying your business. Diversification can be a great way to protect your business from downturns in any particular market, and it can also help you tap into new markets and opportunities. 

I’m so excited to share today’s guest, Whitney Eckis, Founder of Get Supr / Eckis Marketing. She will be sharing all about how to not be afraid to diversify gigs, how to expand your time and investments to make more money and how to build a strong team to create more focus for your time. 

Main Topics:

- How to not be afraid to diversify gigs.
- How to expand your time + investments to make more money.
- How to build a strong team under you to create more time for yourself. 

Key Takeaways:

- Prioritize your schedule
- Don't be afraid to take a chance
- Set clear boundaries

Jul 7, 2022

There is no question that as entrepreneurs, we must constantly be growing and evolving. But sometimes it's tough to shift our mindset as we grow. Today’s guest, Kacia Fitzgerald, PODCASTER | SPEAKER | CEO of EmpowerHER Podcast & SheGoes Co. is sharing the mindset shifts: qoing from Google to a full time Entrepreneur making 500k+ a year.

Main Topics:

*The mindset shifts: qoing from Google to a full time Entrepreneur making 500k+ a year
*What growing my podcast to over 3 million downloads in 2 years has taught me about authenticity & purpose 

Jun 30, 2022

As an entrepreneur, you may know that marketing is key to success. If you're looking to take your marketing strategy up a notch, then influencer marketing may be the way to go. But where do you start? 

Today’s guest, Taylor Legace, Co-CEO of Kynship, will be sharing all about influencer marketing, the biggest value influencers can bring and how to maximize content in the influencer marketing space. 

Main Topics:

- Why the influencer marketing “Pay for Post” Model is dead
- Influencer’s biggest value add
- How to get the most ROI out of an influencer marketing program

Key Takeaways:

- 5 Actionable Steps for listeners to takeaway and implement to build a profitable influencer marketing program internally
- How to identify and outreach to influencers
- How to maximize the content influencers post organically in paid media via Facebook and TikTok ads

Jun 23, 2022

When you think of business what is the first thing that comes to mind? Have you thought about how essential your relationships are to your business? Making and maintaining business relationships is so so important when it comes to being a business owner. These are your people! The ones who get it and can relate to the journey you are navigating.

I’m so so excited to share today’s guest, my good friend, Brian Worley, Owner and Creative Director of B. Worley Productions. In this episode recorded at Il Tersoro in Italy, we will be sharing how we met, our business journeys and the important things we have learned along the way. 

Main Topics:
- How to manage expectations
- How to work as a team
- How building relationships is key in building your business

Key Takeaways:
- Let your experience speak for itself
- Never burn a bridge
- Idle hands make idle work

More About Our Guest:

A transplant from Los Angeles to Atlanta, Brian Worley is the Owner and Creative Director of B. Worley Productions. With over 18 years of experience in the wedding and event planning industries, Worley has attained extensive event production, coordination and design, bringing an arsenal of high-profile event experience to Atlanta’s thriving event scene.

Jun 16, 2022

It seems like we're always in a hurry. We're always on the go, constantly trying to do more and be more. And while there's nothing wrong with being ambitious and wanting to achieve success, sometimes we need to slow down in order to speed up in business.

Today’s guest Robin Hills, Business Psychologist of Ei4change, is sharing all about emotional intelligence, how it is related to mindfulness and how it can be used to improve productivity, creativity and focus. 

Main Topics:

- What is emotional intelligence?
- How is it related to mindfulness?
- How can emotional intelligence be used to improve your productivity, creativity and focus? 

Key Takeaways:

- One thing at a time
- Accept the power of stress
- Be grateful and humble

Jun 9, 2022
So you may have heard the saying "starving artist." It's a mindset that many entrepreneurs and creatives have, making them feel like they have to choose between pursuing their passions and making a living.

I’m so excited to share today’s guest, Jason Matias, Creative Director of Jason Matias Fine Art and Founder of ‘Art of Selling Art’. Jason will be sharing how to overcome the starving artist mindset. 

Main Topics:
- How to you overcome the challenges of starting your own business
- Why it’s important to look at art as a luxury product instead of an esoteric/intangible ‘thing’
- The most common mistake that creative entrepreneurs make when starting a business

Key Takeaways:
- Over $4 billion of art is sold online each year -- the real challenge is navigating that ocean to find collectors.
- You shouldn’t be afraid to fail otherwise you’ll always have one foot on the brake. - It doesn’t take courage to be creative. 

More About Our Guest:
Jason Matias is an author and contemporary photographer who lives and works in the Greater Seattle Area. A New York native, his photographs of nature include locations around the globe. More recently in his career, his creative focus expanded work with models. No matter the subject, Jason’s work focuses on the ideas of isolation and introspection.

Jun 2, 2022
Think about it… How would you like to be able to use your creative business as a means of funding your personal wealth? As a money management and mindset coach, our guest, Erinn Bridgman empowers female entrepreneurs to design a business that is not just ‘profitable’, but actually grows their personal wealth.
May 26, 2022

Despite all the challenges that come with running a business, it's an incredibly rewarding experience when done with purpose. Have you thought about it lately? When you started your business there was a reason, a purpose, a bigger picture. 

I’m so excited to share today’s guest, Tanya Dalton, Founder & CEO of Tanya Dalton and inkWELL Press. She will be sharing all about what it means to live on purpose and how you can get to and get past the root cause of limiting beliefs.

Main Topics:
- What it means to live On Purpose
- What is “Cathedral Thinking?”
- How perfectionism leads to feeling stuck

Key Takeaways:
- How listeners can spin a negative situation into a positive one
- How listeners can ditch procrastination and get themselves “unstuck”
- How listeners can get to the root cause of their limiting beliefs

May 19, 2022

When you're selling a product or service, it's essential to have confidence in what you're offering. If you don't believe in what you're selling, how can you expect your ideal client to?

I’m so excited to share today’s guest, Finka Jerkovic, President of FINKA Communicatons Inc. She will be sharing how to sell with confidence, attract clients magnetically and build a business you LOVE. 

Main Topics:

- How did you first create this framework?
- What advice would you give to our listeners that want more confidence when it comes to selling?
- How can your framework be used to attract new clients to a business? 

Key Takeaways:

- Why LOVE is the only antidote to the fear that is holding you back in your business
- How to sell with confidence, attract clients magnetically and build a business you LOVE
- Why aligning what you LOVE to do with what is most valuable to your client is the key to growing your business (not fear-based tactics!) 

May 12, 2022

Social media platforms are a great way to connect with your audience, promote your brand, and share information. However, it's important to keep social media social by engaging with your followers and not just promoting your brand. 

I’m so excited to share guest, Kristina Stubblefield, Business Strategist and Speaker, who will be sharing with us how to level up your marketing and keep social media social!

Main Topics:

- How to have the mindset of quality over quantity when it comes to social media
- How to build a strategy
- How to choose your favorite form of content and what resonates with your audience

Key Takeaways:

- Know your audience
- Always have intention behind your posts
- Wash, Rinse, Repeat

May 5, 2022

If you're an entrepreneur or business owner, then you know that starting and running your own business is no easy task. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and perseverance to make it successful. While there may be plenty of challenges along the way, don't forget to take moments to see your business journey as a gift. 

Because really, that's what it is, an opportunity to create something amazing and achieve your dreams. The journey does not come without obstacles, embrace them as part of the journey and use them to help you grow and learn. 

I’m so excited to share today’s guest Cbabi Bayoc, visual artist and illustrator of Cbabi Bayoc Originals. He will be sharing with us how to approach challenges and make decisions that are aligned with your purpose and mission in order to grow. 

Main Topics:

- How to choose your yes’s
- How to you approach each project
- How to approach the challenges that you struggle with the most

Key Takeaways:

- It's okay to not have everything figured out before approaching a project
- You can always grow but be okay with where you are now
- Make decisions that are aligned with your purpose and mission

Apr 28, 2022
If you're a business owner, you may have heard that it's important to create a content strategy. But what is a content strategy, and why is it so important? A content strategy is simply a plan for creating and sharing content. Creating a solid content strategy is essential for any business, because without one, you won’t have intention behind your posts. 

I’m so excited to share today’s guest, Lindsay Pinchuk, Founder & CEO of Lindsay Pinchuk Marketing & Consulting. Lindsay will be sharing with us all about where to start when it comes to a marketing strategy and how to create content efficiently.

Apr 21, 2022

The journey of entrepreneurship is not always a smooth one. In fact, it is often riddled with challenges and setbacks. However, if you are able to find rebirth in the midst of these struggles, then you will be able to push through and reach new heights. 

I’m excited to share today’s guest, John Mollura, Owner of John Mollura Photography who will be sharing with us all about how to navigate life changes and find your passion along the way!

Apr 14, 2022
Many entrepreneurs feel guilty taking time for themselves, especially wehn their business is just starting out. But it's important to make time for mindfulness and connection to your spiritual practice, no matter how busy you are. 

 

Today’s guest, Angela Browne, founder of Angela Browne Luminary Coaching, is sharing all the tips on why it is important to have a spiritual practice in tandem with running a business and how to integrate more presence through your working day.

 

Main Topics:

- Why is it important to have a spiritual practice in tandem with running a business
- How to integrate more presence through your working day - The women who have inspired Angela Browne throughout her career

Key Takeaways:

 

- Practical tips to encourage presence through a busy/challenging day

- Mindset tips to encourage positivity when there are challenges

- Practical tips on how to start a business from the ground up 

More About Our Guest:

Angela Browne is a former education leader, director of a coaching and consultancy company and founder of ‘Havn’ (Danish for ‘Harbour’) an online space for women.

She provides transformational leadership coaching, personal development programmes and luminary diversity equity and inclusion consulting to organisations desiring deep and sustainable change.

Angela is a researcher in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion and is undertaking her PhD within the Centre for Race Education and Decoloniality at Leed’s Beckett University. Her book ‘Lighting the Way’: The Case for Ethical Leadership in Schools (published by Bloomsbury) brings her passion for ethical leadership to life.

Angela spent 18 years working in a diverse range of schools first as a Head of English in the inner-city and more recently as Interim Deputy CEO of a semi-rural multi-academy trust. She has been a Headteacher in mainstream education, alternative provision, in an all-through school and has also worked as a leader in special education. Her diverse experiences of teaching, leading and managing in different types of schools gives her a unique perspective on the shared challenges leaders across a range of sectors are facing in today’s society. Angela is currently working on her second book with Bloomsbury Publishing

 

 

Apr 7, 2022
There are times when we all feel powerless. We may feel like our life is out of our control, or that we can't make a change. But the truth is, empowerment begins with you. It starts with recognizing your own power and potential, and then taking steps to use that power to create the life you want. I’m so excited for today’s guest, Marta Spirk, Empowerment Coach & Marketing Strategist, who will be sharing with us all about why personal growth is so important for business growth, the specific steps to increase self awareness and how to support business owners in their growth journey.

Main Topics:
- Why personal growth is so important for business growth
- The specific steps to increase self awareness
- How to support business owners in their growth journey

Key Takeaways:
- Without personal growth there is no business growth
- The path to empowerment begins with self-awareness
- There is no cookie-cutter way to success

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