Energy, Self-Belief, and Mindset in Creative Business with Lauren Saunders

In this episode of Bold Company I’m chatting with Lauren Saunders, business mentor and entrepreneur who shares with us how mindset and manifestation aren’t just buzzwords – they’re important, valuable, and legitimate pieces to the success puzzle.

There’s a lot of talk about mindset and manifestation in the online business world, and sometimes they’re romanticized concepts that don’t seem like they carry much weight. Lauren shares with us how mindset and manifestation, when combined with action that is in alignment with what feels good to us, is the key to unlocking forward momentum in your business.

Listen now to hear about how you can change your way of thinking to begin making serious strides in your business.

Lauren Saunders is a Business Mentor who coaches ambitious, heart-driven entrepreneurs to align with their desired success. At the age of 28, she left her career as a high school art teacher for a life of entrepreneurship, and she’s built two full-time businesses by implementing mindset, marketing, & manifestation strategies that actually work. Her experience and success has allowed her to coach business owners all over the world into full-time entrepreneurship. As an entrepreneur, she’s quadrupled her income as a teacher and lives a life of travel, freedom and passion. She is lit up when providing ambitious business owners with the tools they need to manifest the success and lives they truly desire.

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Music Credit: Happy Life by FREDJI Music promoted by Audio Library

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Surviving and Thriving in Creative Business with Duane Jones

In this episode, I’m welcoming artist, designer, and podcaster Duane Jones to Bold Company.

Duane and I talk about some of the very real struggles of running a creative business, include what it’s like when you just can’t find the motivation to create, pricing yourself in a way that honours your time, talent, and work, when it’s actually okay to work without pay, how difficult it can be to outsource (but how great it can be as well), and more.

Get ready for a very real peek behind the curtain of creative business and enjoy my conversation with Duane.

About Duane

Duane is a Bermuda born multi-disciplinary artist currently based in Kjipuktuk. His work blurs the lines between commercial and fine art – jumping between paintings, drawings and digital tools. Duane holds an Associates Degree in Art and Design from Bermuda College, a Communication Design (Honours) degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University and a Master’s Degree in Information Management from Dalhousie University. Duane’s work challenges commonly held beliefs around race, culture, gender and sexual orientation. Recently, Duane’s explored his Bermudian roots in the form of paintings and apparel designs that reference Bermuda’s landscape and slavery abolitionist, Mary Prince.

Duane is most known as the founder of Art Pays Me, a lifestyle brand rooted in the belief that artists can achieve the dream of financial and creative independence. Art Pays Me was nominated for Most Innovative Business of the Year by The Halifax Chamber of Commerce in 2021. Duane was also named one of the most inspiring immigrants in the Maritimes in 2021 by My East Coast Experience and has been nominated for The Coast’s Best of Halifax Reader’s Choice award twice for fashion design, once for podcasting and has appeared in a number of media outlets.


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Music Credit: Happy Life by FREDJI Music promoted by Audio Library

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Being a Creative Boss with Emily Thompson

On this episode of Bold Company, I’m chatting with Emily Thompson of Being Boss fame.

We discuss the ins and outs of being a creative boss, how to avoid burnout, and how to embrace the seasonal and cyclical nature of our business. We talk about how important it is to recognize the time to hustle and the time to rest in our businesses, and how we can empower ourselves to take these much-needed breaks in our creative business.

Emily is the co-founder and host of Being Boss, a resource, podcast, and community for creative entrepreneurs, and founder and CEO of Almanac Supply Co., a retail brand that makes and curates products that help people connect with nature. For over a decade Emily has worked closely with creatives to help them make money doing work they love, with a focus on building online business models and growing creative businesses. She’s also the co-author of Being Boss: Take Control of Your Work and Live Life on Your Own Terms.


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Music Credit: Happy Life by FREDJI Music promoted by Audio Library

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No More “Starving Artist”

Welcome back to Bold Company! Season 3 is kicking off with this introduction of what is to come this season – and spoiler alert – it’s all about being holistically successful as a creative entrepreneur.

Hear about not just what we’re up to this season, but for 5 ways to have a more profitable and sustainable business, and for a special little tease of something HUGE that we’re working on behind the scenes.

If you enjoy Bold Company, please consider leaving a review + sharing it with a friend! Reviews  and shares mean everything to us, and knowing that you appreciate the podcast gives us the motivation to keep going.


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Music Credit: Happy Life by FREDJI Music promoted by Audio Library

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Creative Integrity with Michelle England

In this episode of Bold Company, I’m chatting with photographer and self-portrait artist, Michelle England.


Michelle first picked up a camera as a way to document her children throughout their formative years, and evolved her craft into a creative business where she captures artistic documentary style portraits for women, families, and couples.


As a working photographer, Michelle acknowledges the pressure to always be sharing content, feeling the need to prove your worth and talent, and how being creative and running a business often don’t go hand in hand. But, Michelle has remained steadfast in her resolve to always prioritize her creative vision and artistic self-care. And it’s truly inspiring.


In one of my favourite interviews to date, Michelle shares honest truths about creativity and business, artistic self-care, and integrity as an artist. This conversation will inspire creatives across all genres to honour their artistic vision, tune into what feels right and good to them as artists, and to seek out that elusive balance between creative and business.




Michelle’s Website


Michelle’s Instagram


Amy’s website


Amy on Instagram

Music Credit: Happy Life by FREDJI Music promoted by Audio Library

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Leaving a Day Job

In this episode, I’m sharing the story of how I walked away from my day job exactly 5 years ago to the day. With no savings, no prospects, and no activity in my business for months, I took a major risk – and it paid off BIG TIME.

To celebrate this magical day, I’m sharing my story with you – from the final straw, to the tears that led to my breakthrough. And, I’m sharing some of my best advice for how you can leave your day job too.

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