#30: how I accidentally upleveled my business

It’s the Dawn show today! Just me for this episode, but trust me, it’s a good one.

You probably know that I have a mandatory paid consultation for new clients.

I implemented this a few years ago when my business was going through a growth spurt and I just couldn’t keep up with all the new clients.

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#29: the struggle with perfectionism with Constance Robbins

I’m so excited for you guys to meet one of my favorite people ever, Constance Robbins!

Constance reached out to me on Instagram about three years ago and we were instant friends. (Wow, just realized I make a lot of friends on Instagram!)

Constance is a California girl and just opened a gorgeous, all-white, 1300 square foot salon. Pretty cool, right? She’s been a hairstylist for about 15 years and is a freaking badass colorist! (Check out her Instagram page, seriously).

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#28: all the things with shirley hagel

A few weeks back, my American twin, Shirley Hagel had me on her podcast. I had such a fun time I just had to share it over here with you guys. We chat about how we randomly found each other, plus she asked me about parts of my career I’ve never shared online before, like working for Aveda..

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#27: boundaries

Okay, I’m going to go out on a limb here:

I bet a lot of you don’t have boundaries.

That’s exactly how I used to be. I lived most of my life not even knowing what boundaries were. If someone asked something of me, I had to say yes. I didn’t even know “no” was an option, and I doubt I’m on the only one.

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#25: a chat with my therapist

In this very special episode, I chat with my very own therapist, McKenzie!

I’ve been seeing McKenzie for 2-3 years (neither of us can quite remember, lol). I started seeing her after ending up in the hospital with a panic attack. McKenzie specializes in treating anxiety and trauma with talk therapy and other methods like EMDR.

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#24: nina from passion squared

I met Nina in person at a class she taught shortly after I moved to Calgary. Her story moved me and resonated so much that I had a minor emotional meltdown in the middle of the class. That was a big deal, because trust me, I do not usually cry in front of people. It was that powerful.

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#23: my instagram twin, shirley hagel

I met Shirley on Instagram of all places when she commented on one of my posts. I creeped on her profile and immediately started noticing similarities: we both have nose piercings, similar tattoos (we both have a heart on our wrists!), and we have the same anxiety necklace.

Whaaaaat?!

*cue Twilight Zone theme.

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#22: alicia soulier and the salon scale

This week on the podcast, I had an awesome conversation with Alicia Soulier, owner of Capelli Salon Studio and founder of the incredible SalonScale app. Alicia is an entrepreneur and award winning hair stylist, and I had a blast talking with her.

A year ago, Alicia’s life changed.

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#21: gina and social anxiety

I absolutely loved talking with my fellow anxious creative, Gina, way back in episode 13. So of course, I had to have her back for an encore!

This time, our conversation is all about dealing with social anxiety when you’re an entrepreneur, a stylist, and when your livelihood depends on talking to people.

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#18: my unplugged week

This episode is all about the week I did the unthinkable: I turned my phone OFF, put it in the glovebox of my car, and unplugged for a whole week.

Seven whole days, sans phone and internet. I know, nuts right?

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#16: business chat with josie vilay

Josie is a fellow Canadian hairstylist who I’ve admired since joining Instagram. We’ve texted back and forth, and I am so pumped that we got to sit down and chat. She does a killer bleach and tone and has the most hilarious sense of humour I’ve seen. Listen while Josie and I chat about business, dealing with bad reviews, and our biggest challenges with owning a Salon.

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#15: my client's story of courage and bravery

I interview my client Jessica. When she was just 6 years old her Mom packed up her and her two sisters and left an abusive marriage. They came to Calgary where they lived in a women's shelter for 3 months. Her story is powerful and full of courage and bravery.

It affirmed again why I am in this industry. It's so much more than just hair. It’s about connections and community and to have women know their worth and value.

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#14: jamie dana & the business of instagram

‘I have a passion for connecting with other hairstylists and creating a community of like-minded artists. This is such an incredible industry that I am so thankful to be a part of. I am constantly striving to learn more about the hair industry and to grow as a creative.’

I’m so excited to share with you my conversation with Jamie.

It’s been so fun to watch her grow her biz and see OH HOT GRAM become the huge success it is today. Recently she co-founded EMBER RETREAT, and I am beyond pumped  to be speaking at it in Palm Springs this September.

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#13: anxious creatives unite!

This week's episode I have my friend Gina Devine on to talk about how we do life as anxious creatives.

Gina has been a creative her whole life, growing up in salons (her mom is a stylist) and going to fine art school she is a true artist. But like me, don't ask her to cook you a meal, it ain't gonna happen.

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#12: the anxious creative

The podcast is getting a make over! Or at least a new name. Listen in while I chat with you guys about the new name and why I’m so passionate about it. This one is probably my most vulnerable yet. I walk you through some of my experiences that have brought me to where I am now and why I’m so passionate about helping others. Thanks for listening in. 

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