021 – Jack Roche of Old North Unpacks the “Audacity” of Selling $300 Jeans in Asheville

“I’m a Ferrari-in-a-bathroom-doing-donuts-kind-of-person,” – Jack Roche And that he is. Jack is truly a Renaissance man, constantly involved in multiple projects and businesses, always in pursuit of learning the next thing. This conversation was a thrill-ride. Jack, as the owner and founder of Old North, has built a business that is both fulfilling and allows … Continue reading 021 – Jack Roche of Old North Unpacks the “Audacity” of Selling $300 Jeans in Asheville

020 – Connie Matisse, Co-Founder of East Fork Pottery, Shares Lessons on Growing Pains, Relationship Building, and Honest Storytelling

“I think trusting that your customer can handle the truth and treating them like a human you might see in the street really goes a long way.” – Connie Matisse In this episode, we sit down with Connie Matisse, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of East Fork Pottery. Here’s What You’ll Learn: The behind-the-scenes story … Continue reading 020 – Connie Matisse, Co-Founder of East Fork Pottery, Shares Lessons on Growing Pains, Relationship Building, and Honest Storytelling

018 – Just Start + Highlights from Our Season One Interviews

If there’s one theme we can highlight from our first 10 interviews with Asheville locals, it’s this: just start. Throughout this episode, we share the various ways that our interviewees began their journey towards becoming who they are today. We learn that “getting started” looks different for everyone. For some, it’s taking baby steps and … Continue reading 018 – Just Start + Highlights from Our Season One Interviews

014 – Taking the Plunge and Shaping the Future of Wellness with Andrew Nehlig of Bada Bastu

“It was either I build this at my house or I build a company.” – Andrew Nehlig In this episode, we interview Andrew Nehlig, founder of Bada Bastu, a Nordic-style bathhouse located in the South Slope area of Asheville. Meaning “to take a sauna” in Swedish, Bada Bastu specializes in hot cold therapy through a … Continue reading 014 – Taking the Plunge and Shaping the Future of Wellness with Andrew Nehlig of Bada Bastu

013 – Shaking Things Up and Making Better Cocktails with Phoebe Esmon and Christian Gaal

“One of the great fallacies of working and life I find is this “work-life balance.” There is no such thing as work-life balance because my work is life and my life is my work.” – Phoebe Esmon We met Phoebe at a bar. After all, isn’t that where some of the best friendships start? She … Continue reading 013 – Shaking Things Up and Making Better Cocktails with Phoebe Esmon and Christian Gaal

012 – On Selling Time and Building a Luxury Concierge Service with Kara Candler

“Life is so short and we’re not here for very long. Figure out the one thing that drives and propels you. The other things you can delegate — you should let them go.” – Kara Candler A native to Asheville, NC, Kara Candler founded Tick Tock Concierge in 2013, after leaving her corporate job in … Continue reading 012 – On Selling Time and Building a Luxury Concierge Service with Kara Candler

009 – The Art of Butchery and How to Make Better Meat Eating Decisions with PJ Jackson

“You’d be amazed at what you can learn when you just ask the butcher.” – PJ Jackson In this episode, we interview PJ Jackson, co-owner of The Chop Shop Butchery in Asheville, North Carolina. PJ and his business partner, Matt Helms, formerly worked as the head butcher and manager at The Chop Shop Butchery, respectively. … Continue reading 009 – The Art of Butchery and How to Make Better Meat Eating Decisions with PJ Jackson

008 – A Lesson on Finding Your Own Creative Style (and Business Niche) with Sarah Hooker

“I quickly learned that not everyone is your customer. You have to find your own tribe.” – Sarah Hooker When we chose Sarah Hooker to be our Personal Branding photographer, it wasn’t at random. There was something about her style that aligned with our vision – something that made her photos different from all the … Continue reading 008 – A Lesson on Finding Your Own Creative Style (and Business Niche) with Sarah Hooker

007 – Growing A Wedding Planning Business with Nikki Sciurba

Nikki Sciurba is not your average wedding planner. She is somehow magically laid back and calm all the while paying meticulous attention to the details. As some of you may know, we’re getting married this September in Asheville. Planning a wedding takes way more time and attention than we could have imagined and we couldn’t … Continue reading 007 – Growing A Wedding Planning Business with Nikki Sciurba