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Shannon DeJong is a CEO. She’s also an artist. These two things are not mutually exclusive - however, they are extremely difficult to pull off. At the helm of her quickly growing San Francisco naming and branding agency, but equally passionate about performance art and acting, Shannon has been feeling like a woman divided. Host Kerri Lowe, (an aspiring ArtistCEO herself) documents Shannon's journey as she attempts to integrate her two selves (her "artist" self and her "professional" self) in order to become one self - an ArtistCEO. Listen in to enter the mind of a newly-minted CEO doing business sans MBA...but with a background in performance art and Zen Buddhist philosophy. Part narrative documentary, part performance art, part live-your-values kick-in-the-pants - ArtistCEO is the real story behind what it takes to make business and art play nice.
||Clean1.7 Our CEO is an Actress?||Shannon is facing her first BIG test as an ArtistCEO - being an actress in a two-person play while simultaneously running her business. Listen in to find out what her team thought about seeing their CEO on stage and what happened when Kerri made a surpr||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.6 The Challenges of Being an Artist and a Businesswoman||As Shannon commits to actively performing again and taking acting classes while running her brand agency, House of Who, she starts to remember why doing it all is challenging (to say the least!) Kerri and Shannon meet for the first time at the House of||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.5 An Artist Starts in Business||It’s time to turn the tables as we focus on Kerri (the narrator’s) story of being an artist who starts a freelance business. Held back by a health crisis in her early 20s and discouraged by the lack of financial stability in performance, she begins||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.4 The Dissatisfied Artist: When Business Takes Over Your Life||When Shannon takes a break from her exploding business, she realizes she has a problem. Her artist side is starving. Though she’s become better fed financially, and even fulfilled creatively, (building a business is a creative act after all) in the ma||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.3 Learning to Lead Like a CEO||In this episode, Shannon goes all in on learning how to be the leader of her business and comes up against some uncomfortable questions in the process. Delegation and privilege. How her energy affects the team. The opportunity cost to her artistic life||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.2 Disasters and Dollars. The Truth Behind Bootstrapping a Business.||As Shannon’s business, House of Who, starts to grow, she encounters a series of disasters, money challenges and straight up failures that go along with bootstrapping. In this episode, we get real about the behind-the-scenes of making it work when you||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.1 The Path to Becoming an ArtistCEO||Meet Shannon DeJong - a woman who has been living a life divided. A newly-minted Founder & CEO of a Bay Area brand agency , she's also a performance artist and actress. In this episode you'll find out how a person becomes an ArtistCEO in the first plac||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 1 Trailer - ArtistCEO||Welcome to ArtistCEO, a podcast for creative entrepreneurs and anyone trying to make business and art live in harmony.||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
super cool to see Shannon's journey, great work
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Loving hearing the play-by-play process of Shannon and Kerri unwrapping the question of how to balance the CEO and artist identities. It’s fascinating and I relate to it soooooo deeply. Can’t wait to hear what happens next!
This is the first podcast that I haven’t been able to ‘put down,’ though I’ve subscribed to many. Kerri and Shannon find gems of inspiration, advice, sadness, and humor as they untangle a story of the Artist CEO that feels both brand new and relatable. Thanks for being my gateway podcast, y’all.