Maker's Co Podcast
By Lacey Heels & Laura Hart
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A PODCAST FOR THE CREATIVE, SIDE-HUSTLER, MAKER OR ENTREPRENEUR who wants to hone their craft, develop a brand, gain marketing skills and get creative alignment to design a life, career and business they love. We will discuss the different paths that DIY entrepreneurs have taken to become an expert at their craft and how they created a lifestyle business to make money doing what they love. We will also focus on best-practices, mindset, habits, self-care, development and big lessons learned along the way, Expect a healthy dose of inspiration, laughs and support from those who are walking the walk… a.k.a the “saltiest” community of maker-bosses around.
||ExplicitEpisode 21: Tim Moher, Founder of The Belmont Village Bestival // What It Takes To Create A Festival, Making Connections, And Realizing The Talent That Exists In The Waterloo Region||In this episode of The Maker’s Collective Podcast you’ll meet Tim, a retired music teacher and jazz musician turned festival creator. He may be retired, but in his words he’s “busier than ever!”. It was such a delight to chat with him about hi||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20: Mikela Correia, Founder of Spaces Simplified // How She Turned Her Passion For Organizing Into A Fulfilling Career, Handling People In Her Life That Haven’t Been Supportive, and Finding Her True Tribe||In this episode of The Maker’s Collective Podcast you’ll meet Mikela, or Kiki as she likes to be called, professional organizer and founder of Spaces Simplified. Kiki is the definition of what it means to be a creative entrepreneur - she had a day j||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19: Mallory McKewen, Co-owner of BridesMade // The highs and lows of choosing a manufacturing partner, not waiting for perfection before launching, and how listening to their clients has helped them automate and grow||In this episode of The Maker’s Collective Podcast you’ll meet Mallory, one half of the team behind the company, BridesMade. BridesMade is a company that rents sustainable, adjustable bridesmaids dresses to women all over Canada.||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18: Lacey & Laura Mini-sode // The Importance of Branding||In this episode of The Maker’s Collective Podcast we chat all things branding. We. Get. Into. It. Using The Maker’s Collective’s own evolution as an example, we dive into what branding is, why it’s important,||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17: Amit Mehta, City Lead For Sofar Sounds Waterloo// Bringing A Global Movement To This Region, What It’s Like Running A Completely Volunteer Organization, And The Challenges Of Marketing Secret Events||In this episode of The Maker’s Collective Podcast you’ll meet Amit, the incredible talent behind Sofar Sounds Waterloo. Sofar Sounds is a series of secret shows that put the artist and their story at the forefront of a once-in-a-lifetime live show e||7/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16: Natalie Schnurr, Owner of Arabella Park Bar // A New, Female Centric Approach to Craft Beer, Opening A Bar in KW & Hiring Rockstars for Success||In this episode of the Maker’s Co Podcast you’ll meet Natalie, a passionate serial entrepreneur who came onto the the KW scene in a big way, opening everyone’s favourite happy hour location, Arabella Park Bar. We discuss what it's like opening a b||7/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15: Daniel Zuccala, Self-Employment Coach at The Working Centre // The Working Centre Resources, What It Means To Find Meaningful Work, and Learning Those Tough Lessons As An Entrepreneur||In this episode of the Maker’s Co Podcast you’ll meet Dan, a self-employment coach at The Working Centre. We super love The Working Centre and were so happy that Dan was willing to come on the show to share all of the amazing things they are doing f||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMinisode 14: Catch-up with Lacey & Laura // Podcast Progress, Life and Business Updates||In this episode of the Maker’s Co Podcast we do a catch up on the show’s journey since day one, as well as, our own personal updates. A lot has happened in seven months, and we’re beyond excited and grateful.||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13: Sarah Kernohan, Professional Visual Artist // Finding Her Calling as a Visual Artist, Submitting Work to Shows & ALL the Advice for Budding Artists||In this episode of the Maker’s Co Podcast you’ll meet Sarah, a professional visual artist. - ATTENTION all aspiring artists - this is your episode! Sarah is a wealth of knowledge around all things art, including really understanding your work and w||6/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12: Timothy Muza, Photographer & Videographer // Turning His Side Hustle Into A Career, Learning From People You Admire, and Making Space for Passion Projects||In this episode of the Maker’s Co Podcast you’ll meet Tim, a local photographer/videographer and good friend of ours. We touch on a lot of different topics with him including the importance of finding your passions,||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: Jessica Kuepfer, Blogger and Endurance Athlete // Finding Her Passions, Building Genuine Relationships With Sponsors, and The Power of Saying Yes||In this episode of the Maker’s Co Podcast you’ll meet Jessica, Head of PR at Home Hardware, (sponsored) endurance athlete and the creator of endurance sport blog, Laces & Lattes. To say that this woman is inspiring, hard-working, driven, disciplined||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Lindsay Coulter, Owner of Lindsay Coulter Photography // Creating The Business and Life You Want, Learning from Tragedy, and the Importance of Self Care||- In this episode of the Maker’s Co Podcast you’ll meet Lindsay, a no nonsense, straight-talking boss, who has built a successful photography business her way. This woman has been through some s**t - and she’s not afraid to talk about it.||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: Jon Johnson, Owner of BRFC Designs, Graphic Designer and Screen Printer // Learning On The Job, Keeping A Routine, Finding Balance & Selling At Markets||In this episode of the Maker’s Co Podcast you’ll meet Jon Johnson, the darling of Kitchener-Waterloo. Jon is a respected local graphic designer and screen printer, who goes under the name BRFC Designs. He has a stellar product line of screen printed||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8: Roshan James, Business Consultant & Poet // Two Time Published Canadian Poet||In this episode of the Maker’s Co Podcast you’ll meet Roshan, a communications business consultant turned poet, who chose to take space from her corporate work to explore writing and publishing works of poetry to feed her creative soul.||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: Meghan Kendall, Owner of Control Hair // A New Business Model to Empower Entrepreneurs in the Hair & Beauty Industry||In this episode of the Maker’s Co Podcast you’ll meet Meg, the fierce, strong, no bull s**t owner of Control Hair in Waterloo. Guys, we’re not going to lie here, this is a long one but we honestly had so much fun during the episode that when it ca||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: Stephanie Boutari, Mural Artist & Designer // Being Paid to Make Art in Public Spaces||In this episode of the Maker’s Co Podcast you’ll meet Steph Boutari, the woman behind some of the best and most badass murals at some of our favourite downtown Kitchener spots. You may not know who she is, but if you live in Kitchener or have visite||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Kayla Zawiski, Creator of The Local Advocate // The New Networking; Sharing Your Passions, Being Brave & Using Social Media To Connect||In this episode of the Maker’s Co Podcast you’ll meet Kayla Zawiski, the woman behind KW community initiative, The Local Advocate. We discuss a wide range of topics, from networking and how it has evolved through the use of social media to the impor||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: Andrew & Chris, Owners of Show & Tell Coffee // Opening up a Brick & Mortar Shop, the Coffee Industry and the Importance of a Strong Business Partnership||In this episode of the Maker’s Co Podcast you’ll meet Andrew Thom and Chris Tellez, the duo behind one of Kitchener’s newest coffee shops, Show & Tell Coffee. We go on a real journey with this one touching on a myriad of topics including,||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: Michaela Angemeer, Author of “When He Leaves You” // Self-Publishing & Growing a Community on Instagram for Your Business||In this episode of the Maker’s Co Podcast you’ll meet Canadian poet Michaela Angemeer. Her debut book, When He Leaves You, just dropped in March and she joined us on the show to talk about her journey in writing these very personal poems,||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2: Host’s In The Hot Seat- An Interview With Laura & Lacey||In the second episode, Lacey and Laura interview each other so the Maker Community can learn more about who they are, their professional backgrounds and what they are looking forward to in 2018. Resources From Episode: -||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: How The Maker’s Co Podcast Came To Be – A Love Story||In the first episode of the Maker’s Co Podcast you’ll meet co-hosts Lacey and Laura, learn how this community came to be, and get your first taste of the love story that helped bring this podcast into existence. Topics covered: -||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Two rad gals.
I enjoy the light hearted banter and real-talk of these two women. Their meandering conversations will lighten your mood and brighten your day. Do subscribe.
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Love this! Perfect blend of entertaining conversations with helpful marketing information. These girls are 💯