LIZ MARTIN: Figuring It All Out As You Go, Acting “As If”, And Living Every Day Like The Weekend

LIZ MARTIN: Figuring It All Out As You Go, Acting “As If”, And Living Every Day Like The Weekend

Liz Martin grew up as a mountain girl in Fairview, NC. She went to NC State and then grad school at UNC for speech pathology. After getting tired of speech pathology becoming about the money instead of really helping people, Liz started leaning into her creative side. Her friends loved her style, so one by one they began asking her to help them with the interiors of their homes. As most successful businesses evolve, what was a passion became a career. After a move to Charleston to lean into her love of the beach, she created an online store, called The Charleston Weekender, and started lifestyle blogging and writing about Charleston and all things creative, then found herself a co-founder and owner of a store in downtown Charleston called Cannonborough Collective. Now in addition to running the store, with her influence and 32k followers, Liz gets approached by the likes of small and large brands such as Tuesday Morning and Martha Stewart to promote their brands. As if that’s not enough to keep her busy, she also teaches others how to build a strategic business Instagram account. Liz is an influencer by trade but what we loved about her is that she’s so much more than that, she’s an influencer by the way that she honestly and authentically lives her life. What a privilege to get time with this beautiful soul. We hope you enjoy this episode!

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ASHLEY HARWOOD: Turning Wood Into Art, Proving People Wrong, And Teaching Others Your Craft

ASHLEY HARWOOD: Turning Wood Into Art, Proving People Wrong, And Teaching Others Your Craft

Ashley Harwood is a creative at her core. She grew up in Georgia, where her grandmom predicted she’d be an artist when Ashley was just 5 years old. Over the course of her life, she’s work with all kinds of mediums in art – glass blowing, sculpture, neon, and many others, and even made a life-sized sculpture of a chrysalis out of saran wrap… yes, saran wrap. But the more interesting thing – if that’s possible – is that she actually got in her sculpture as part of the presentation. After she graduated from Carnegie Mellon, she went to work at restaurants, doing her art on the side. once she moved back to Charleston, her Dad encouraged her to start doing woodworking. Years later, she is now considered a master woodturner in a male dominated industry and teaches classes all over the world. Her business is called Turning Native, but because of the impact she’s making in this industry, she’s mostly known by her name as her brand. With more than 116k followers on IG and almost 38k subscribers on her YouTube channel, Ashley is badass in so many ways. We loved getting to hear her story and we hope you enjoy this episode!

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JAN PARK: Changing Lives Not Just Saving Lives, Not Being A Victim Of Your Genetics, And Helping People Get And Live Healthy

JAN PARK: Changing Lives Not Just Saving Lives, Not Being A Victim Of Your Genetics, And Helping People Get And Live Healthy

This episode is all about nutrition and, wow, it’s a good one. Jan Park has dedicated her life to helping others. Throughout her career as a nurse, she worked in the cardiac unit and was involved with saving many lives, but as she progressed in her career, she realized that she wanted to do more. She wanted to help change lives before they needed to actually be saved. So, she started Health Yourself by JP, a business all about helping others live healthier lives through nutrition and exercise. One of the things we love most about Jan and her business is that she’s approachable. She sets realistic expectations for how someone can get to optimal health and walks alongside of them as they get there. What a great episode of learning – we hope you enjoy the show!

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BRANTLEY MANDERSON: Following Your Adventurous Spirit, Elevating Every Ship In The Harbor, And Highlighting The Arts With The Nostalgia And Value Of Print

BRANTLEY MANDERSON: Following Your Adventurous Spirit, Elevating Every Ship In The Harbor, And Highlighting The Arts With The Nostalgia And Value Of Print

Brantley Manderson grew up in Columbus, GA, then moved to New York City to work for National Geographic and Time magazine. After living through the horrors of 9/11, she moved back south to Atlanta to work with TBS/TNT selling advertising spots. After a move to Columbus and a job at Playbill, an opportunity was presented to her to buy Encore Atlanta, the premier news outlet for all things performing arts in Atlanta. As the new owner of Encore, Brantley is using her experience to make big strides in her new venture. She is a go-getter, a visionary, an adventurous spirit, and just a delight to be around. We loved our time hearing Brantley’s story and hope you enjoy this episode!

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From The 2019 SC WOMEN’S BUSINESS SUMMIT: PART 2 –  Donna Toland, Jessica Sage, And Kittie Watson

From The 2019 SC WOMEN’S BUSINESS SUMMIT: PART 2 – Donna Toland, Jessica Sage, And Kittie Watson

This episode is a continuation of yesterday’s from our time at the SC Women’s Business Summit in Columbia, SC where we had the privilege of recording live. If you haven’t already, go back and listen to the previous episode where we talked with 4 different entrepreneurs, and today we’re talking with 3 more. These women are building something great and making an impact on their world. We hope you enjoy this episode!

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