Summary: Hi! I’m your host Josephine Kimberling and welcome to Highlight Real – a podcast for creatives. Here we don’t just focus on people’s highlight reels of success and picture-perfect life moments. Instead our conversations highlight the REAL things in life that we wrestle with, so you can learn from different perspectives, get curious about yourself, go deeper, break through your limitations and have enough moxie to take the reins of your journey and live a life defined by YOUR dreams. Follow @letshighlightreal on Instagram and Pinterest for inspiring quotes from our guests and more! And if this podcast is speaking to you, I invite you to write a review and share this podcast with a friend, because you can make a difference in someone’s creative journey. So I encourage you to pass it on, pay it forward, and join us!
As a body-positivity advocate, Stasia Savasuk is revolutionizing how women think about their bodies. As a style coach, Stasia leads “Stasia’s Style School” a 5-week online class and lifelong sisterhood that ushers women from feelings of insignificance, body shame into radically embracing who they are and who they want to be. Therefore breaking down the body shame complex one woman at a time. Stasia recently amplified her message on the Ted-X stage, and she shares with us her behind-the-scenes journey.
Nate Williams, a creative force in both the freelance, solopreneur, and corporate spaces talks with us about how he has been able to navigate both worlds and why creating personal work is so important. TODAY WE WILL LEARN HOW TO: Find your artistic style and voice, Navigate working in-house for a company or freelance, Stay curious & create personal work, Know when it’s time to create another brand for your work, and Move past fear and start your idea.
Anahata Katkin, an Atlanta based mixed-media artist, mother, entrepreneur and boutique-maker, is the cofounder of PAPAYA! Inc, PAPAYA! Living Boutique, Jupiter Row, and Fireweed, which are all independently and family owned. In this episode Anahata shares how she successfully lives a life of purpose, passion & creative authenticity. She tells us how she started Papaya, how to treat new friendships like dating, and why it’s so important to take care of your health now.
Fine artist Monica Lee-Henell shares with us how she has pivoted in her multi-passionate creative journey – wearing such hats as a commercial illustrator, podcaster, luxury handbag designer, fashion illustrator and fine artist. Showing us that you don’t have to limit yourself to one passion. Monica walks us through how powerful it can be in your life and career when you spend the time to dig deep, ask yourself the hard questions, and surrender when you don’t know what to do next.
Jessica Durrant, a freelance illustrator specializing in the fashion, beauty and lifestyle genres shares with us her creative journey and how tuning into her authentic voice allows her to create artwork that stands the test of time. With clients such as Jimmy Choo, Sephora, Lancôme Paris, and runway designer power houses such as CHANEL, Oscar de la Renta, and Elie Saab under her belt, she shares many tips on working with clients, the benefit of personal work and why it’s important to believe in yourself.
In this episode 0, I share about my background, as well as 3 life lessons I learned last year in order to help you get unstuck in your life and courageously move forward. Listen to get a taste as to what Highlight REAL is all about and leave feeling encouraged and inspired! TODAY WE WILL LEARN HOW TO Say YES to your heart & intuition Choose passion over stagnation Discover ways to determine your WHY Turn your pain into fuel to move forward Ease up on yourself and start before you are ready
Janine Vangool, the publisher, editor and designer of UPPERCASE – a quarterly print magazine for the creative and curious, shares with us her creative journey and how UPPERCASE quite quickly grew into the magazine and publisher that it is known as today! TODAY WE WILL LEARN HOW TO Keep yourself from procrastinating Move your dream into a reality Persevere despite obstacles Expand your business and skillset Submit your work to UPPERCASE in the most helpful way
Mati Rose McDonough is an artist and daring adventurer. Through her international workshops, books, and popular online courses, she spreads her warm message of creative courage that says “It’s never too late to show the world your magic”. TODAY WE WILL LEARN HOW TO · Discover your unique style & magic · Tap into your intuition · Pay attention to your needs · Work through creative block · Let go of comparison · Do “all the things” – and thrive!