This week, Margo is joined by multi-passionate creative, middle-aged first-time mama, impostor syndrome warrior, Korean BBQ connoisseur and the CEO and creative director at Dear Handmade Life, Nicole Stevenson. Nicole’s desire to help other creatives pursue their dream business and discover the joy of making led her away from her own handmade business and into teaching, consulting, running her own workshop studio and eventually co-founding Dear Handmade Life in 2007. Now, she connects, educates and shortens the learning curve for other creatives by sharing what she’s learned through the Dear Handmade Life events like Craftcation Conference, Patchwork Show and Camp Dear Handmade Life, blog and podcast.
Margo & Nicole chat about:
Holding on to old stories/needing to change
Treating social media as an opportunity instead of an obligation when it comes to business as a creative
Why finding community and connection is so important for creatives and how Nicole’s contributing to hers
The benefits and challenges that have come with becoming a mom later in life
Why you have to using the analytical and logical side of your mind when writing your dream story
Allowing your business to expand, evolve, pivot, and change
And so much more!
She has a BA and an MA in English from San Francisco State University and a dual “PhD” in crafting to keep your sanity and badass business skills from the School of Life.
Connect with Nicole:
3 people inspiring Nicole:
Barbara Stanny ( now Barbara Huson)