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Lacey Heels & Laura Hart

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The Maker's Collective Podcast

The Maker's Collective Podcast

Lacey Heels & Laura Hart

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A Podcast for Creative Entrepreneurs, Side-Hustlers and Makers

Latest Episodes

Episode 45: Support // The Power of Saying Yes to Opportunitiesand Finding a (Like-Minded) Support Network with Jannell Lo // Chef & Owner of My BF Is GF

EIn this episode of The Maker’s Collective Podcast we sit down with Jannell Lo, an exciting new chef in town and the sweetest human. We cover a variety of topics and experience a range of emotions during this chat, but the overarching message is that Kitchener-Waterloo is a great place to live, to find yourself, and to launch something. We loved everything about this chat and we think you will too! Topics covered: Meet Jannell - chef and owner of blog My BF is GF Moving to Kitchener and finding her way Making Kitchener home Journey to becoming a chef Keeping the love of cooking alive through the stress of working in restaurants and catering companies Creating her own destiny Private events - hire her! Southeast Asian Cuisine Favourite dishes to cook Learning digital marketing and food photography What she wants to become known for Why Kitchener-Waterloo? Quote: Resources from the episode: J&P - https://www.instagram.com/jandpgrocery/?hl=en Public Kitchen - http://www.kwpublic.com/ W...

41 min2019 FEB 19
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Episode 45: Support // The Power of Saying Yes to Opportunitiesand Finding a (Like-Minded) Support Network with Jannell Lo // Chef & Owner of My BF Is GF

Episode 46: Support // Using Podcasts for Mentorship, Leading with Kindness, and Releasing Your Inner Bad Ass with Dar Khoun // Spin Instructor & Owner of Unity Baking

EIn this episode of The Maker’s Collective Podcast we sit down with Dar Khoun, everyone’s favourite baker and spin instructor. This woman is busy AF, a fountain of knowledge and inspiring to the max, so don’t sleep on listening to this episode - it will leave you feeling excited, pumped up, and ready to tackle the things that scare you the most. Topics covered: Meet Dar - her path to opening Unity Baking Combining her skills to bring her passion to life Moves on moves on moves - Uptown Waterloo to Downtown Kitchener to Galt So, she got a business loan...what next? Gaining respect Podcasts as mentors Advice around creating a business plan The first days Marketing - word of mouth, community support, and digital marketing Becoming a spin instructor - getting way out of her comfort zone Helping people find their inner badass It comes out on the bike - finding her voice as a trainer Finding her community Happiness and fulfillment as the measures of balance Goals - what’s next? Put you...

59 min2019 MAR 2
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Episode 46: Support // Using Podcasts for Mentorship, Leading with Kindness, and Releasing Your Inner Bad Ass with Dar Khoun // Spin Instructor & Owner of Unity Baking

Minisode 47: Money // PULL UP YOUR SOCKS – IT’S TIME TO TALK ABOUT MONEY! Plus A Recap Of The First Shop Talk Series Event

EIn this episode of The Maker’s Collective Podcast we introduce a new month and a new theme - we’re talking MONEY! We know this topic can bring up a lot of anxiety for people, but that’s exactly why we NEED to be talking about it more. The more we share what’s happening for us around money, the more we will understand that we’re not alone, there are solutions, and we can begin to understand it, feel on top of it, and maybe even like/love it! It’s a renewable resource and there’s lots of it out there, so let’s go get it together! Topics covered: This month is all about MONEY March guests Money Mindset - Dan Fotopoulous Dispelling the tax season scaries - Jami Monte We NEED to be talking about money Scarcity vs. abundance Shop Talk Series! THANK YOU to everyone who came and everyone who supported us Sign up for the email list to be the first to know when tickets go live for the next event! Make Lace cry tears of joy Sign up for our email list (link is below!) Screenshot yoursel...

20 min2019 MAR 10
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Minisode 47: Money // PULL UP YOUR SOCKS – IT’S TIME TO TALK ABOUT MONEY! Plus A Recap Of The First Shop Talk Series Event

Episode 48: Money // How to Improve Our Mindset, Habits & Relationship with Money // Dan Fotopoulos, Wealth Coach

EIn this episode of The Maker’s Collective Podcast we sit down with Dan Fotopoulos, a man of many interests! He’s a poet, a real estate investor, a partner in a fitness company, and a wealth coach - whoa! And, he’s got some solid tips and tricks to help you understand your money and your relationship with it better, how you’re spending it, and what to do to create better habits. Listen up! Topics covered: Meet Dan - finding his passions and what fills him up His family money story His personal money story How he works with people while Wealth Coaching Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Opening up to his creative side Where is my existing money going? Tips and tricks for making money changes Gamification Accountability buddies Find your why and put it everywhere Money in jars Value your time Quote: Resources from the episode: Maslow’s hierarchy of needs - https://www.simplypsychology.org/maslow.html Ariana Novak - https://www.ariananovak.ca/ The 5 Whys Exercise - https://open.buffer.co...

62 min2019 MAR 16
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Episode 48: Money // How to Improve Our Mindset, Habits & Relationship with Money // Dan Fotopoulos, Wealth Coach

Minisode 49: Money // How To Budget When You Don’t Make A Consistent Income

EIn this episode of The Maker’s Collective Podcast we tackle a topic that can often be a roadblock for people who work for themselves - how to budget when income isn’t consistent. It’s certainly not a science, but there are a few tips that can help you see the whole picture a little more clearly, and to make smarter decisions. It’s short and sweet, so listen up! Topics covered: Budgeting when you don’t have a consistent income 1. Know your numbers - what are your fixed expenses? 2. Look to your past to understand what your high and low times in your business are, and then look to the future (the year ahead) to plan ahead. 3. Build an emergency fund - know that you can support yourself during the lower times in your business If you have questions about this, reach out to Laura! lhstylecoach@gmail.com makerscopodcast@gmail.com Resources: Freshbooks - https://www.freshbooks.com/ Wave Accounting - https://www.waveapps.com/ Millennial Money - Budgeting When the Numbers Don’t Make Se...

12 min2019 MAR 20
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Minisode 49: Money // How To Budget When You Don’t Make A Consistent Income

Episode 50: Money // Tax Time Tips & Advice with Jami Monte // Accountant and Owner of Monte CPA

EIn this episode of The Maker’s Collective Podcast we sit down with Jami Monte, a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and creative who wants to help you feel set up and ready for tax time this year! She answers all of the common questions she gets from clients and demystifies a lot of the “scary” parts about tracking and filing. We know this can be an incredibly stressful time of year for small business owners, but if you get nothing else from this, please remember that stress can lead to avoidance, so if you are feeling this way please reach out (to us, to Jami, or to an accountant in your area!) and ask for help. Everything can be quantified, everything can be solved, so start where you are and get the support you need. Now, enjoy! Topics covered: * Meet Jami - her journey to starting her own accounting business* Tax planning tips for entrepreneurs* Common mistakes made by entrepreneurs around their tracking and taxes* So, what’s a write off and how do write offs work?* Wha...

52 min2019 APR 1
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Episode 50: Money // Tax Time Tips & Advice with Jami Monte // Accountant and Owner of Monte CPA

Minisode 51: Big Leaps// Career Pivots, Programs We are Launching & Saying Yes to Yourself

EIn this episode of The Maker’s Collective Podcast we introduce our theme for April, which is all about taking big leaps, and share all of the events and resources we have coming up to help you prepare for a big leap of your own. It may be short, but it’s packed with tons of juicy content, so listen up! Topics covered: * It’s our BIRTHDAY MONTH* This month is all about making big leaps* The next Shop Talk Series event is coming in hot* Come out to our next local meetup!* Speaking of big leaps, we’ve got some launches coming up!* Workshop: Personal Branding & Self Promotion for Creatives* Mastermind: Group Coaching * Course: * SSL Certificates Resources: * Shop Talk Series Wait List - https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/shop-talk-series-tickets-59678528084* Lindsay Coulter - https://www.instagram.com/lcoulterphoto/* Dar Khoun - https://www.instagram.com/doughnutkilla/* Jon Johnson - https://www.instagram.com/brfc/* The Maker’s Collective Local Meetup - https://www.facebook.com/events/280...

18 min2019 APR 10
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Minisode 51: Big Leaps// Career Pivots, Programs We are Launching & Saying Yes to Yourself

Episode 52: Big Leaps // Knowing When it’s Time to Leap, Investing in Yourself & Finding Your Zone of Genius with Sarah White // Owner of The Girl Floral

EIn this episode of The Maker’s Collective Podcast we sit down with Sarah White, the owner of lifestyle and floral shop, The Girl Floral. We cover a lot of ground in this chat, but if you get nothing else from this, we hope that you will walk away with the message that life is too short to waste your time working in a job you hate. Of course it’s important to be intentional about how you go about it, but you owe it to yourself to take the leap, make a change, and find the things that light you up. Need some inspiration? Listen in on Sarah’s story. Topics covered: * Meet Sarah - her journey from being a teacher to becoming an entrepreneur* Opening a store and choosing products * Making the decision to transition from teaching to full time floral design and store ownership* Her strategy around marketing* The process of learning how to buy for a store* Goals and dreams* Top three questions she gets from people wanting to start a business* Abundance mindset* Her support systems* Inves...

43 min2019 APR 18
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Episode 52: Big Leaps // Knowing When it’s Time to Leap, Investing in Yourself & Finding Your Zone of Genius with Sarah White // Owner of The Girl Floral

Episode 53: Special Episode // Creating a Tabletop Game and What it Takes to Launch a Kickstarter Campaign with Julia, Jacob & Francy // Multi-Talented Co-Creators of Secret Level Entertainment

EIn this episode of The Maker’s Collective Podcast we sit down with the team behind Secret Level Entertainment and the creators of the tabletop game, Survival of the Fixest. Here’s the deal, they’ve put together a rad Kickstarter to test this idea and they NEED OUR HELP. Listen in, fall in love with them, and then go buy the game and tell everyone you know! Let’s get this funded team! Topics covered: * Meet Julia, Jacob, and Francy and learn about their journey to doing a Kickstarter* Finding the right business idea * Starting Secret Level Entertainment* Creating a card game with your family* Who’s on your zombie apocalypse survival team?* How to put together a Kickstarter* Here’s how you can make sure this game gets made!* Community support* How to play the game & why it’s different* The roles it takes to make a project happen* The importance of being real about what it will take to make a project happen Quote: Resources from the episode: * Julia Appleton - http://juliaapplet...

52 min2019 APR 20
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Episode 53: Special Episode // Creating a Tabletop Game and What it Takes to Launch a Kickstarter Campaign with Julia, Jacob & Francy // Multi-Talented Co-Creators of Secret Level Entertainment

Episode 54: Big Leaps // Building Transferable Skills & Making Career U-turns with Maddie Kennedy // Owner of Field Studies Co. & Educator with Shopify Local

EIn this episode of The Maker’s Collective Podcast we sit down with Maddie Kennedy. We love this girl, and we think you’ll understand why once you listen to this episode. It’s rare to find people who really, genuinely care - Maddie is one of those people. She wants to help the world and you can see that in her journey from teacher in the classroom to educator as part of the Shopify Local team here in KW. She’s passionate and driven, and she knows how to make things happen. Get ready to be inspired. Topics covered: * Meet Maddie - her journey from becoming a teacher to business owner, to Shopify employee* How the transition to Shopify happened* Shopify Guru to building a new position on the Shopify Local team* How does Shopify Local work?* Understanding that her past work experience has built incredibly transferable skills* Entrepreneurship is about testing* Everyone has a different journey and questions, but the solutions are typically similar* A day in the life of Maddie* Advice...

47 min2019 MAY 1
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Episode 54: Big Leaps // Building Transferable Skills & Making Career U-turns with Maddie Kennedy // Owner of Field Studies Co. & Educator with Shopify Local

Latest Episodes

Episode 45: Support // The Power of Saying Yes to Opportunitiesand Finding a (Like-Minded) Support Network with Jannell Lo // Chef & Owner of My BF Is GF

EIn this episode of The Maker’s Collective Podcast we sit down with Jannell Lo, an exciting new chef in town and the sweetest human. We cover a variety of topics and experience a range of emotions during this chat, but the overarching message is that Kitchener-Waterloo is a great place to live, to find yourself, and to launch something. We loved everything about this chat and we think you will too! Topics covered: Meet Jannell - chef and owner of blog My BF is GF Moving to Kitchener and finding her way Making Kitchener home Journey to becoming a chef Keeping the love of cooking alive through the stress of working in restaurants and catering companies Creating her own destiny Private events - hire her! Southeast Asian Cuisine Favourite dishes to cook Learning digital marketing and food photography What she wants to become known for Why Kitchener-Waterloo? Quote: Resources from the episode: J&P - https://www.instagram.com/jandpgrocery/?hl=en Public Kitchen - http://www.kwpublic.com/ W...

41 min2019 FEB 19
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Episode 45: Support // The Power of Saying Yes to Opportunitiesand Finding a (Like-Minded) Support Network with Jannell Lo // Chef & Owner of My BF Is GF

Episode 46: Support // Using Podcasts for Mentorship, Leading with Kindness, and Releasing Your Inner Bad Ass with Dar Khoun // Spin Instructor & Owner of Unity Baking

EIn this episode of The Maker’s Collective Podcast we sit down with Dar Khoun, everyone’s favourite baker and spin instructor. This woman is busy AF, a fountain of knowledge and inspiring to the max, so don’t sleep on listening to this episode - it will leave you feeling excited, pumped up, and ready to tackle the things that scare you the most. Topics covered: Meet Dar - her path to opening Unity Baking Combining her skills to bring her passion to life Moves on moves on moves - Uptown Waterloo to Downtown Kitchener to Galt So, she got a business loan...what next? Gaining respect Podcasts as mentors Advice around creating a business plan The first days Marketing - word of mouth, community support, and digital marketing Becoming a spin instructor - getting way out of her comfort zone Helping people find their inner badass It comes out on the bike - finding her voice as a trainer Finding her community Happiness and fulfillment as the measures of balance Goals - what’s next? Put you...

59 min2019 MAR 2
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Episode 46: Support // Using Podcasts for Mentorship, Leading with Kindness, and Releasing Your Inner Bad Ass with Dar Khoun // Spin Instructor & Owner of Unity Baking

Minisode 47: Money // PULL UP YOUR SOCKS – IT’S TIME TO TALK ABOUT MONEY! Plus A Recap Of The First Shop Talk Series Event

EIn this episode of The Maker’s Collective Podcast we introduce a new month and a new theme - we’re talking MONEY! We know this topic can bring up a lot of anxiety for people, but that’s exactly why we NEED to be talking about it more. The more we share what’s happening for us around money, the more we will understand that we’re not alone, there are solutions, and we can begin to understand it, feel on top of it, and maybe even like/love it! It’s a renewable resource and there’s lots of it out there, so let’s go get it together! Topics covered: This month is all about MONEY March guests Money Mindset - Dan Fotopoulous Dispelling the tax season scaries - Jami Monte We NEED to be talking about money Scarcity vs. abundance Shop Talk Series! THANK YOU to everyone who came and everyone who supported us Sign up for the email list to be the first to know when tickets go live for the next event! Make Lace cry tears of joy Sign up for our email list (link is below!) Screenshot yoursel...

20 min2019 MAR 10
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Minisode 47: Money // PULL UP YOUR SOCKS – IT’S TIME TO TALK ABOUT MONEY! Plus A Recap Of The First Shop Talk Series Event

Episode 48: Money // How to Improve Our Mindset, Habits & Relationship with Money // Dan Fotopoulos, Wealth Coach

EIn this episode of The Maker’s Collective Podcast we sit down with Dan Fotopoulos, a man of many interests! He’s a poet, a real estate investor, a partner in a fitness company, and a wealth coach - whoa! And, he’s got some solid tips and tricks to help you understand your money and your relationship with it better, how you’re spending it, and what to do to create better habits. Listen up! Topics covered: Meet Dan - finding his passions and what fills him up His family money story His personal money story How he works with people while Wealth Coaching Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Opening up to his creative side Where is my existing money going? Tips and tricks for making money changes Gamification Accountability buddies Find your why and put it everywhere Money in jars Value your time Quote: Resources from the episode: Maslow’s hierarchy of needs - https://www.simplypsychology.org/maslow.html Ariana Novak - https://www.ariananovak.ca/ The 5 Whys Exercise - https://open.buffer.co...

62 min2019 MAR 16
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Episode 48: Money // How to Improve Our Mindset, Habits & Relationship with Money // Dan Fotopoulos, Wealth Coach

Minisode 49: Money // How To Budget When You Don’t Make A Consistent Income

EIn this episode of The Maker’s Collective Podcast we tackle a topic that can often be a roadblock for people who work for themselves - how to budget when income isn’t consistent. It’s certainly not a science, but there are a few tips that can help you see the whole picture a little more clearly, and to make smarter decisions. It’s short and sweet, so listen up! Topics covered: Budgeting when you don’t have a consistent income 1. Know your numbers - what are your fixed expenses? 2. Look to your past to understand what your high and low times in your business are, and then look to the future (the year ahead) to plan ahead. 3. Build an emergency fund - know that you can support yourself during the lower times in your business If you have questions about this, reach out to Laura! lhstylecoach@gmail.com makerscopodcast@gmail.com Resources: Freshbooks - https://www.freshbooks.com/ Wave Accounting - https://www.waveapps.com/ Millennial Money - Budgeting When the Numbers Don’t Make Se...

12 min2019 MAR 20
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Minisode 49: Money // How To Budget When You Don’t Make A Consistent Income

Episode 50: Money // Tax Time Tips & Advice with Jami Monte // Accountant and Owner of Monte CPA

EIn this episode of The Maker’s Collective Podcast we sit down with Jami Monte, a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and creative who wants to help you feel set up and ready for tax time this year! She answers all of the common questions she gets from clients and demystifies a lot of the “scary” parts about tracking and filing. We know this can be an incredibly stressful time of year for small business owners, but if you get nothing else from this, please remember that stress can lead to avoidance, so if you are feeling this way please reach out (to us, to Jami, or to an accountant in your area!) and ask for help. Everything can be quantified, everything can be solved, so start where you are and get the support you need. Now, enjoy! Topics covered: * Meet Jami - her journey to starting her own accounting business* Tax planning tips for entrepreneurs* Common mistakes made by entrepreneurs around their tracking and taxes* So, what’s a write off and how do write offs work?* Wha...

52 min2019 APR 1
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Episode 50: Money // Tax Time Tips & Advice with Jami Monte // Accountant and Owner of Monte CPA

Minisode 51: Big Leaps// Career Pivots, Programs We are Launching & Saying Yes to Yourself

EIn this episode of The Maker’s Collective Podcast we introduce our theme for April, which is all about taking big leaps, and share all of the events and resources we have coming up to help you prepare for a big leap of your own. It may be short, but it’s packed with tons of juicy content, so listen up! Topics covered: * It’s our BIRTHDAY MONTH* This month is all about making big leaps* The next Shop Talk Series event is coming in hot* Come out to our next local meetup!* Speaking of big leaps, we’ve got some launches coming up!* Workshop: Personal Branding & Self Promotion for Creatives* Mastermind: Group Coaching * Course: * SSL Certificates Resources: * Shop Talk Series Wait List - https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/shop-talk-series-tickets-59678528084* Lindsay Coulter - https://www.instagram.com/lcoulterphoto/* Dar Khoun - https://www.instagram.com/doughnutkilla/* Jon Johnson - https://www.instagram.com/brfc/* The Maker’s Collective Local Meetup - https://www.facebook.com/events/280...

18 min2019 APR 10
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Minisode 51: Big Leaps// Career Pivots, Programs We are Launching & Saying Yes to Yourself

Episode 52: Big Leaps // Knowing When it’s Time to Leap, Investing in Yourself & Finding Your Zone of Genius with Sarah White // Owner of The Girl Floral

EIn this episode of The Maker’s Collective Podcast we sit down with Sarah White, the owner of lifestyle and floral shop, The Girl Floral. We cover a lot of ground in this chat, but if you get nothing else from this, we hope that you will walk away with the message that life is too short to waste your time working in a job you hate. Of course it’s important to be intentional about how you go about it, but you owe it to yourself to take the leap, make a change, and find the things that light you up. Need some inspiration? Listen in on Sarah’s story. Topics covered: * Meet Sarah - her journey from being a teacher to becoming an entrepreneur* Opening a store and choosing products * Making the decision to transition from teaching to full time floral design and store ownership* Her strategy around marketing* The process of learning how to buy for a store* Goals and dreams* Top three questions she gets from people wanting to start a business* Abundance mindset* Her support systems* Inves...

43 min2019 APR 18
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Episode 52: Big Leaps // Knowing When it’s Time to Leap, Investing in Yourself & Finding Your Zone of Genius with Sarah White // Owner of The Girl Floral

Episode 53: Special Episode // Creating a Tabletop Game and What it Takes to Launch a Kickstarter Campaign with Julia, Jacob & Francy // Multi-Talented Co-Creators of Secret Level Entertainment

EIn this episode of The Maker’s Collective Podcast we sit down with the team behind Secret Level Entertainment and the creators of the tabletop game, Survival of the Fixest. Here’s the deal, they’ve put together a rad Kickstarter to test this idea and they NEED OUR HELP. Listen in, fall in love with them, and then go buy the game and tell everyone you know! Let’s get this funded team! Topics covered: * Meet Julia, Jacob, and Francy and learn about their journey to doing a Kickstarter* Finding the right business idea * Starting Secret Level Entertainment* Creating a card game with your family* Who’s on your zombie apocalypse survival team?* How to put together a Kickstarter* Here’s how you can make sure this game gets made!* Community support* How to play the game & why it’s different* The roles it takes to make a project happen* The importance of being real about what it will take to make a project happen Quote: Resources from the episode: * Julia Appleton - http://juliaapplet...

52 min2019 APR 20
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Episode 53: Special Episode // Creating a Tabletop Game and What it Takes to Launch a Kickstarter Campaign with Julia, Jacob & Francy // Multi-Talented Co-Creators of Secret Level Entertainment

Episode 54: Big Leaps // Building Transferable Skills & Making Career U-turns with Maddie Kennedy // Owner of Field Studies Co. & Educator with Shopify Local

EIn this episode of The Maker’s Collective Podcast we sit down with Maddie Kennedy. We love this girl, and we think you’ll understand why once you listen to this episode. It’s rare to find people who really, genuinely care - Maddie is one of those people. She wants to help the world and you can see that in her journey from teacher in the classroom to educator as part of the Shopify Local team here in KW. She’s passionate and driven, and she knows how to make things happen. Get ready to be inspired. Topics covered: * Meet Maddie - her journey from becoming a teacher to business owner, to Shopify employee* How the transition to Shopify happened* Shopify Guru to building a new position on the Shopify Local team* How does Shopify Local work?* Understanding that her past work experience has built incredibly transferable skills* Entrepreneurship is about testing* Everyone has a different journey and questions, but the solutions are typically similar* A day in the life of Maddie* Advice...

47 min2019 MAY 1
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Episode 54: Big Leaps // Building Transferable Skills & Making Career U-turns with Maddie Kennedy // Owner of Field Studies Co. & Educator with Shopify Local
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