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The Creative Impostor

141 EpisodesProduced by Andrea Klunder, The Creative Impostor StudiosWebsite

Are you creating work that fully expresses who you are? Does the process of making the thing give you energy upward momentum? Are you living a creative lifestyle that is aligned with your values and desires? The Creative Impostor exits at the intersection of identity and creativity. It’s a deep inqu… read more

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136: Podcaster Imposter with Andrea Klunder

April 5th, 2022


I feel like an impostor. Yes, on a repeated and ongoing basis - hence the name and premise of this podcast AND my podcast company The Creative Impostor Studios.

But there are moments when this feeling is worse than …

135: A huge creative risk for the new year with Andrea Klunder

January 11th, 2022


Let me tell you a Creative Impostor story for the New Year. It's about a woman taking a huge risk.

The story begins during that weird week between Christmas and New Year’s. Where noting gets done, no one knows what day …

134: Open a conversation: how to facilitate civil discourse with David Blatt & Josh Lewis

December 20th, 2021


After 18 months of caution, this holiday season finally offers many of us a chance to commune with family and connect with old friends. Yay? Nay? 

Something new!

December 9th, 2021


Check out our brand new podcast from The Creative Impostor Studios: Improve With Auntie!

It's a creative round table for your favorite aunts, aunties, ti-tis, tias... please pass it along or take a listen yourself.

133: Back to Beginner's Mind

October 3rd, 2021

Episode 133. Beginner's mind. That place where you don't know anything, where there's simply a desire to do.

An inkling -- what a terrific word, inkling -- a slight knowledge or vague notion, it even implies curiosity.

132: Activate your ideas with sex educator Karen Yates from Wild & Sublime

June 15th, 2021


While recording this episode, I wrote down the following equation:

Communication + boundaries = freedom to explore and play

So, yeah...we’re talking …

131: Defy Social Norms, Express Your Individuality with Jetty Nieuwenhuis, Trujetty

June 4th, 2021


Can a conversation with a rebel influencer, recorded mid-pandemic, inspire us toward greater self-love and trust as we emerge from the COVID cocoon? 

Jetty Nieuwenhuis (pronounced Yeti) is the rebel in question. It’s an …

130: Celebrate as a form of protest; anti-racism and multiculturalism with Lori L. Tharps

May 7th, 2021


"Anti-racism work is not about saving the unfortunate; anti-racism work is about saving all of us, improving the lives of all of us." ~Lori L. Tharps

One of the themes to emerge from the not your typical self-care …

129: The whole point of The Creative Impostor (time for a shift)

April 4th, 2021


"I don't want to be interacting with people on a day-to-day basis and have them feeling like, 'Andrea...she's just really collapsed.' That's …

128: Rise from the debris; Kundalini yoga and healing traditions with Mason Pain

March 22nd, 2021


Episode 128. “Even a true, traditional guru — his only intention would be to introduce you to the teacher that exists within yourself.” ~Mason Pain

127: Regulate your system with essential oils with Mira Binzen

March 9th, 2021


Episode 127. “We really need routines, so our reptilian brain isn't on high alert/alarm mode all the time.” ~Mira Binzen

One of the throughlines to emerge from our exploration of not your typical self-care is the …

126: Wake up from your deep sleep with Lisa Lackey, Insideout Conversations

February 25th, 2021


Episode 126. “I think that a lot of Black people are waking up to our beauty and our majesty and looking at... we are not who we have been reported to be.” ~Lisa Lackey

The sun is setting a bit later these days …

125: Pair up with a PowerSister with Pam Covarrubias, Cafe con Pam

February 7th, 2021


Episode 125. "Being glued to your chair, to your computer, to your phone doesn't necessarily equal productivity. ~Pam Covarrubias

Productivity and self-care may sound like contrary pursuits. Still, if anyone can …

124: Tell inspiring stories over delicious food with Kate Sullivan, To Dine For

January 31st, 2021


Episode 124. "In the midst of uncertainty, when there is this kind of situation of not knowing what to do, you realize that the majority of people aren't doing anything. So there's an opportunity there to do something.” …

123: Remember why you started with Cassandre Dunbar, Be Well, Sis

January 18th, 2021


Episode 123. "I feel that self-care, sometimes, it’s not just about you; it could be, like, community self-care.” ~Cassandre Dunbar

What is self-care …

122: Manifest systemic change, starting with yourself with Rebecca Lefebvre

January 10th, 2021


Episode 122. "It's not enough to just sit there and come to an awareness about it; you literally have to do something about it.” ~Rebecca Lefebvre

After a year that’s spanned 42-odd months, the first episode of 2021 is …

121: Love and Healing in India

January 1st, 2021


Episode 121. "He told me to stay, that love was more important than visiting temples.” ~Andrea Klunder

It came to my attention recently that I did a …

120: Develop kinder habits with Kelly Covert from In Her Voice

December 21st, 2020


Episode 120. "Perfection is not required.” ~Kelly Covert

If your inbox is anything like mine (I feel for you), there’s no end to the number of …

119: Tap into the abundance of energy, global travel meets sound healing with Shannon Harris

December 13th, 2020


Episode 119. "It’s sort of like using frequency as a pharmacy.” ~Shannon Harris

***All music in this episode (other than our theme music) is used with permission from Shannon Harris, and is composed, produced, and …

118: Balance everything! Travel, work, podcasting, play with Debbie Arcangeles, The Offbeat Life

November 19th, 2020


Episode 118. "I think we often overlook what's in our backyards. Like, it's ridiculous how many places that you can see if even if you just drive a …

117: Fulfill your passion AND your purpose with Rebekah Read

October 28th, 2020


Episode 117. "I think it's always kind of a struggle of not feeling like I'm fully fulfilling my purpose. As much as I love my business and I love …

116: Shake it up a little bit with Adrien Behn, travel podcaster Strangers Abroad

October 11th, 2020


Episode 116. "I really want other people to go out and live the most adventurous life that you can, and to fill your life with stories, because it's so easy to live the same exact year over and over and over again.

115: Fuel that part of yourself that is an adventurer with Jet Set Lisette Austin

October 5th, 2020


Episode 115. "It can be done. You can bring the travel adventure home.~Lisette Austin

Traveling is a state of mind - especially during a pandemic. And free access is awarded to those who think outside the box. Lisette …

114: Strive to be a global citizen with Sarah Mikutel, Postcard Academy

September 20th, 2020


Episode 114. "I think we should all strive to be a global citizen and to get past, you know, our immediate doorstep.~Sarah Mikutel

Sarah Mikutel is …

113: Follow your deep craving with Zselyke Kecskés

September 8th, 2020


Episode 113. "I was incredibly romantic because all my ideas about working and becoming a professional and building my career, they were already a little bit torn apart by me quitting my first job.~Zselyke Kecskés

112: Talk about what's in your heart with Lisa James, Adventurous Midlifer

August 27th, 2020


Episode 112. "Travel will humble you quickly.~Lisa James

Mark this episode as your first dose of The Creative Impostor’s cure for cabin fever, a prescription for passport blues and Instagram envy in the time of COVID. …

111: Align your big V Voice with your little v voice to amplify your message with Tina Dietz

August 9th, 2020


Episode 111. "In this phase of growth, it feels weird. It feels nebulous. It feels like this molting bird... Sometimes it takes as long as it takes, …

BONUS: COVID is Good for Creators with Lucas Spivey, Culture Hustlers

August 1st, 2020


"Whenever there's a big shift in the world, those who have the most embedded power stand to lose the most. And those who have had little power, like small businesses, artists... they have an opportunity to seize that …

110: Resilient, resourceful, creative with Andrea Klunder

July 20th, 2020


Episode 110. "A lot of businesses aren't going to survive... even those that do are gonna look different on the other side of this. And that's okay.~Andrea Klunder

I want to have a little heart to heart with you …

109: Find the path with Pat Wetzel, CancerRoadTrip

June 29th, 2020


Episode 109. "Ultimately, it’s up to you to craft your own life.” ~Pat Wetzel, author, traveler, founder & creator of CancerRoadTrip

When I asked Pat Wetzel to imagine her life in the wildly uncertain future, the …

108: See who your followers are at their core with India Jackson from Flaunt Your Fire

June 19th, 2020


Episode 108. "We will get through this. It does require being innovative. It does require, you know, really, really being clear about what you want. …

107: Special Recommendations for Creatives Right Now

June 4th, 2020


Episode 107. I didn’t have the words so I’m borrowing these shared by community members in She Podcasts.

We stand with our sisters from the WOC Podcasters led by Danielle Desir and crafted by Tangia Renee.

Their words …

106: Allow space to simply connect with people with Erica Courdae, diversity, equity, inclusion consultant

May 28th, 2020


Episode 106. "Community is even more so important when people do feel disconnected physically.  So it's still important to be able to figure out -- we are now virtual and even any of the in-person components are now …

105: Increase your visibility with Nicole Otchy, personal sytlist and branding consultant

May 21st, 2020


Episode 105. "Getting dressed is a conversation with ourselves before it's a conversation with anybody else."

~Nicole Otchy, personal stylist, …

104: Change the systems that aren't working with Sarah Buino

May 15th, 2020


Episode 104. "I will just reiterate to be kind to yourself and let's not continue to do grind culture right now. We don't have to be productive. And …

103: Pitch your true self with Cher Hale, Ginkgo PR

May 12th, 2020


Episode 103. "People are very reticent to pitch themselves... Don't let the fear of rejection hold you back from putting yourself out there when you …

102: Share what you love with visual artist Ana Paz

May 5th, 2020


Episode 102. "I realized that when you do something with your hands or you are creative, you create something, you feel more satisfied, you feel more …

101: Navigate your finances through tough times with Jen Hemphill

April 30th, 2020


Episode 101. "The one thing that I have been seeing is ‘I haven't saved up’ and the guilt around that. ‘I don't have any emergency savings’ and ‘I haven't built it up’ or ‘Why did I get myself into all this debt?’...You …

100: Behind the scenes celebration with listeners and The Creative Impostor Studios

April 26th, 2020


Episode 100. "Go, explore one of the episodes and really go into that story and just, you know, come out of it feeling like you just made a new friend. Even though you may have never, you MAY never meet them, you may …

099: Pause, breathe, slow down with Ellen Katz, psychotherapist and meditation guide

April 19th, 2020


Episode 099. "And, of course, we know that futurizing is literally a recipe for anxiety. So, whenever we start wondering what we're going to do, and we're facing so many unknown variables, it's an impossible task, …

098: Pivot before you need to with Ivy Summer, destination wedding planner

April 16th, 2020


Episode 098. "It is not the time to NOT send out that newsletter. It's not the time to take a break on Facebook Lives. This is the time to jump on and have live Q and A because it is about just reaching out... To be …

097: Adapt to something that's not standard and normal with Michel Thomas, jazz musician

April 13th, 2020


Episode 097. "It's just interesting to me that you're suddenly seeing more in the media about the concept of gig economy...It's just like, man, if you talk to artists and musicians we know the gig economy. That's been a …

096: Control what you can with copywriter Noel Bosco

April 8th, 2020


Episode 096. "I feel like it's easier for some of my clients to come closer to their audience and say, ‘Hey, this is hard for me to. I don't have all the answers. I'm not dealing with this in the perfect way. Let's …

095: Serve your clients and community with Tina Conroy, The Intuitive Woman

April 5th, 2020


Episode 095. “I always say to people that energy follows intention. So when you pray for someone or you have a good thought for someone, you send out …

094: Reinvent your revenue (and freak out if you need to) with Sami Gardner

April 1st, 2020


Episode 094. “It's okay to modify things. It doesn't need to always be business as usual. In fact, I would recommend to people, if you're really …

093: Stop making stuff that nobody wants with Lucas Spivey, Culture Hustlers

March 25th, 2020


Episode 093. "If you think you need to move to a city to access the creative buzz, I think you're looking at the situation through the wrong lens... …

092: Think of yourself as a vocal professional with Wendy Parman

February 19th, 2020


Episode 092. "Think of it [voice] as symbolic of many things about our central identity, let’s say, and not really even symbolic but literally, how …

091: Nourish your gut, feel more like yourself with functional nutrition practitioner Brooke Seiz

February 2nd, 2020


Episode 091. "So, that work all the time productivity approach, it is very much embedded in our culture and our society. But it’s not really how our …

090: Learn how to use your voice (and have fun) with Lisa Orkin

January 17th, 2020


Episode 090. "Don't podcast for results. Podcast because you're making something you believe in and make it about that. Make it about the art of what …

089: How to gift your favorite podcasters

December 23rd, 2019


Did you remember your favorite podcasters this holiday season?

Don’t worry! I’ve got some easy, inexpensive gift ideas for you that you can give ALL …

088: Explore what it means to be worthy LIVE with Charlotte on self-publishing

December 12th, 2019


Episode 088. "I learned that it's not about me, and the minute I make it about me, I sabotage myself. The minute I remember that it' s not about me, I go -- all the walls go away." ~Charlotte Elea, on her book writing …

087: Creative Impostor stories for you and happy birthday to me!

November 20th, 2019


Episode 087. "And during the whole experience, I thought I SHOULD make an audio journal, document what I was going through, but the few times I tried …

BONUS: A reading and an invitation from To Be Worthy

November 15th, 2019


You know I love trying new things! So here's a new thing... this bonus episode is being give to you outside of my usual publishing schedule, and it's …

086: Speak about the hard things LIVE Q&A with Monica RIvera

November 6th, 2019


Episode 086. “The talk is called The Flip Side of Loneliness. It addresses my cure for loneliness which, in a nutshell, I believe is an inside job.” …

085: Devote yourself to the spark within with Charlotte Elea

October 23rd, 2019


Episode 085. “I’ve discovered that the most powerful way for me to use my voice is in sharing my story and sharing my breakthrough." ~Charlotte Elea

084: Burn it -- over and over and over again with Clara Harris

October 10th, 2019


Episode 084. “Take a deep breath (it’s going to be okay), and go for it because the other option is to not do it and going back to that physical sensation that you get in your body when you think about... not getting …

083: Rehearse! Live and breathe your presentation with Rob Biesenbach

October 2nd, 2019


Episode 083. “So, all these things I learned from acting: rehearsing, relentlessly planning, thinking of your audience, inhabiting the character, bringing energy to the room… Those are all critical.” ~Rob Biesenbach

082: Command your voice, find freedom with singer Davin Youngs

September 4th, 2019


Episode 082. “There is a vulnerability that comes with the voice because it is a natural expression… of who we are. The sound of my voice carries …

081: All about your voice - feedback please!

August 20th, 2019


"One of the things that I hear from clients and potential clients and podcasting community members is that a lot of people really don't like the sound of their own voice." ~Andrea Klunder, episode 081.

Lately I've …

080: One thing at a time, or how to change your life without changing everything

August 7th, 2019


"I think it is a normal reaction to a major event in your life to want to make all of these changes at once and you know what? I think it is also impossible."

~Andrea Klunder

Recently it has come to my attention …

079: Admitting I'm scared

July 17th, 2019


Every time I lose my voice to laryngitis, I have a fear that it won't come back.

~Andrea Klunder

What are you scared of?

Having a major health crisis changes the lens on how you perceive things. Long-time fears …

078: Self-Care Impostor

June 12th, 2019


“It’s amazing to me how very hard we are on ourselves whenever healing is involved. Whether one has had a hysterectomy, a fibroid removed, given …

077: Get your story out there, Nilsa Reyna, actor, writer, director shares about Moyamoya

May 6th, 2019


“Be patient with yourself. It may take longer than you think.” ~Nilsa Reyna

A stroke in your mid-30s. A maze of medical appointments with no answers. 6 years of searching for a diagnosis. Brain surgery. Anxiety. …

CI076: Shift your paradigm, Aya-Nikole Cook, Haji Healing Salon

May 2nd, 2019


“I just decided when I got the diagnosis that there must be some things that I don’t know about me so what can I do that will help me engage in a …

075: Intuitive Forecast & Meditation with Tina Conroy, The Intuitive Woman

March 4th, 2019


This episode is a special treat for you (and for me!) I asked my friend and colleague Tina Conroy from The Intuitive Woman podcast to do a personal …

074: Impostor syndrome in a health crisis, a personal note

February 25th, 2019


What do you do when all of your creative entrepreneurial plans come to a screeching halt due to an unexpected health crisis? (Or any kind of emergency, for that matter!)

Do you have a contingency?

And how does shifting …

073: Where Have I Been? Updates & Invitations

November 19th, 2018


"I just sort of went into this existential crisis of -- What is The Creative Impostor? Why do I need this show?" ~Andrea Klunder

It has been a while since I have released an episode here for you. My last episode …

072: Recommit to being vulnerable as an artist, Matt Marr, podcaster, actor, therapist, self-proclaimed chatterbox

July 11th, 2018


I have been thinking about today’s guest for 2 years — ever since my first Podcast Movement conference in Chicago when he hosted the PMx talks before the OFFICIAL start of the conference — hilarious, welcoming, the best …

071: Power Your Story with Sam Trump, Sam Kirk, Jenny Q on Music, Art, Social Impact

June 21st, 2018


Announcing Power Your Story Season 3, a podcast produced by my students from the Podcast Tech mentoring program at a high school in Chicago!

070: Do one thing that's completely different, Monica Rivera, You Wanna Do What?!

June 7th, 2018


Episode 070. "But everyone keeps saying just find your passion -- find that one thing and follow your bliss and I thought well... I have a bunch of …

069: Flip the script, Robyn Conley Downs, Feel Good Effect, mindset, podcasting, what it really means to be healthy

May 23rd, 2018


Episode 069. "I had to be able to sit there in that uncomfortable place of this is not as good as I want it to be — and that’s okay."~Robyn Conley Downs

I discovered Robyn when she needed a podcast editor for her new …

068: Self-doubt, self-care, and trusting your own creative process

May 9th, 2018


Episode 068. “They haven’t discovered I’m a fake yet — THIS is the moment they’re going to figure out they’re wasting their time and money working with me.” ~Andrea Klunder

Sometimes you need to take a break — play, …

067: Seek out tranquility, Kimberly Wilson, Tranquility du Jour, yoga, mindfulness, fashion, business, pigs and pugs

April 18th, 2018


Episode 067. "The connecting thread for me is the idea of tranquility... it's not because I have it all figured out. It's because I'm always seeking …

066: Raise your vibration, Susan Chu: Crystals, Feng Shui, and changing careers

April 5th, 2018


Episode 066. "And when I was in finance, I wasn't practicing a lot of self-care... I kind of hit a wall where I needed to change my entire lifestyle because the path I was taking was going to lead me to an early grave." …

065: A remedy for not enough, self-gratitude

March 29th, 2018


Episode 065. “She asked me how could I express gratitude. My first thought was “to whom?” But she meant… gratitude to mySELF.” ~Andrea Klunder

Pause, …

064: Stay in the room, Stacey Herrera, Sex, Money, Creativity, The Sensuality Project

March 14th, 2018


Episode 064. “Self-consciousness is the assassin of authenticity.” ~Stacey Herrera

Stacey Herrera is the producer and host of the podcast The Sensuality Project. I love it, it makes me blush and it makes me think about …

063: Go on a Joyride, Aimee DuFresne, writer, traveler, joy catalyst

February 28th, 2018


"It’s about being happy, it’s about living your life- not anyone else's life. But it's the life that YOU want to live, the life that makes you happy, that makes you share with the world what it is that you want to …

062: Commit to yourself, Jeannette Bridoux, Instagram growth boss, personal brand builder

February 22nd, 2018


“If you keep telling yourself you can’t do things, just stop it. Cut that inner critic out of your life and be more open to ‘I could do that.'” …

061: You are not alone, a tribute to my cat Tytania and the power of community

February 15th, 2018


“She has always been, among other things, a teacher to me… I learned a lot about patience, I learned a lot about meeting someone where they are… and also she taught me how to have unconditional love for her even when …

060: Reduce the friction, David Kadavy, writer, producer of Love Your Work podcast

January 25th, 2018


"If you’re brave enough to follow your curiosity, then that place that you end up will often be a place that nobody else has been." ~David Kadavy,

059: Keep your day job AND your dream, Dylan Rice, musician, singer, songwriter

January 17th, 2018


"The challenge is how do you not give yourself away? How do you keep your own soul and integrity intact? You need to have these reserves of your own …

058: Cultivate brave space, intentional community Licia Berry, Lisa Nalbone, Wendy Parman, Isabelle Rizo, Emily Stroia

January 11th, 2018


"There's something sacred about passing the microphone to each individual woman and what's even MORE exciting and sacred is the way in which everyone was LISTENING to each other." ~Andrea Klunder

In this episode, I …

057: What do numbers have to do with success?

January 4th, 2018


"We have a tendency to focus on the negative rather than the... goals that have been really successful and one of the reasons for that is an …

056: Affirm yourself, Kelly Covert, Inner Voice Coach & host of In Her Voice podcast

December 20th, 2017


"One minute does not change who I am." ~Kelly Covert (upon reflecting over the disappointment of missing her triathlon personal record by one minute.)

Everything counts...

I met Kelly Covert online through a podcast …

055: Sarah Buino: Let go of that desire for control, Addiction counselor, Head/Heart Therapy

December 6th, 2017


"Our baseline isn’t happiness, our baseline is contentment.. We have to actively seek happiness." ~Sarah Buino

Connection is the only way through …

054: Samantha Mant: Trust the nudges you're getting

November 22nd, 2017


“When it does feel vulnerable, that’s an indicator that it’s something that you really desire.” ~Samantha Mant

We have so much more insight into …

053: Why I don't like "self-care" and I LOVE Self-care

November 12th, 2017


How can we redefine self-care?

Show Notes:

" ultimate self-care ritual was turning into an …

052: Discover your magic, Tonya Gonzalez, Tarot Life Coach, Woo Woo Witchcraft

October 31st, 2017


“Women are ready to speak their voices, raise their voices, lift their voices because we’ve been quiet for too long. We are ready stop the destruction of the world. We’re ready to heal these conversations around money …

051: Take a risk, solve a problem, learn something new, Nikki Ricks, FemiNest

October 25th, 2017


"Failure is okay, and you learn so much from failure… you would never know that unless you actually took the risk." ~Nikki Ricks

You don't have to …

050: Decide to create your own happiness, Katy Flatau, Mindful-U

October 19th, 2017

"Sometimes you need to stop looking over the edge of the cliff and look around and notice 'oh yeah, we’re all here together.' There’s power in that feeling of community." ~Katy Flatau

Career change and life balance …

049: Change, Connection, Magic and the Death Card

October 5th, 2017


"A lot of times we start things… we set a big goal, we create a big vision for ourselves, and we announce it on Facebook… and then somewhere along …

048: Write your own roles, Fawzia Mirza

September 27th, 2017


“You will fail, and it’s awesome.” ~Fawzia Mirza Breaking down stereotypes… Fawzia Mirza is an actor, writer, producer. She is also a Pakistani, Muslim, queer woman. And she is using her platform, her voice, and her art …

047: Become a co-conspirator for social justice, Sarah Dennis & Ashley Lana Scott

September 19th, 2017


“We’re all different and that’s part of human nature, to celebrate those differences.” -Sarah Dennis

Calling in, rather than calling out…

046: Use your power & privilege for good, Andrea Ranae Johnson

September 12th, 2017


“We see things that are so big, they’re so daunting, we say, ‘There’s no way can change anything. Who am I to even try?’ And with that mentality, it’s not going to change.” ~Andrea Ranae Johnson

You have more power …

045: Talking to strangers

September 7th, 2017


“How can I push the boundaries and expand the possibility for what we are creating here together in this podcast relationship through this …

044: Break patterns & shift the narrative, Elsie Escobar

August 22nd, 2017


“It was, for me, a self-help tool. It was a way in which I experienced a very deep transformation in who I was as a woman — as a person.” ~Elsie …

043: Have your ice cream first, Ruth Humphreys

July 7th, 2017


“If I start the day with my inner child playful activities, I’m a lot more productive, I’ve been able to entertain my inner child so I can later on …

042: Come over and play

June 28th, 2017


“There’s a very blurry line between making art and working when your art is your life and your passion is your art and your art becomes your business and your business is work… it’s a tricky cycle.” ~Andrea Klunder

041: Build the community you wish you had, Bree Noble

June 21st, 2017


“You can’t expect to get paid at first because you haven’t honed your craft on stage… you need to learn what is going to give you confidence on stage, how to communicate with the audience, how to make your stage show …

040: All the things I am NOT

June 12th, 2017


“I looked at everything I saw being done and asked: What else? What isn’t here? How could I do this differently? What is a way to approach this …

039: Give yourself a real shot at your crazy dream, Jen Briney of Congressional Dish

June 7th, 2017


“Give yourself a real shot at the dream, go for it, and if you fail, fine, but at least you gave it a shot and you’re definitely going to learn something that will help.” ~Jennifer Briney

Create the thing YOU want to …

038: Revisit Nikki Nigl: Make a list

May 31st, 2017


“There is no wrong answer. The right answer is YOUR answer… It goes back to listening… it’s not just about listening with your ears, but listening with your heart.” ~Nikki Nigl

The power of podcasting, the potential of …

037: Permission to stop

May 25th, 2017


“I keep thinking I need to do more– That I need more clients. That I’m going to run out of money. That I need to keep pushing forward until I make it to… where exactly?” ~Andrea Klunder

Letting go of busy…

036: Transform the trauma, Monica Martin

May 10th, 2017


“We are so in a reactive mode, in our heads, trying to make meaning… we don’t allow ourselves time just to slow down and notice what is happening right now.” ~Monica Martin

The process of becoming who we are…

035: Impostor vs Intuition

May 3rd, 2017


“The impostor voice wants to protect you by keeping you small and safe. The intuitive voice wants to help you by elevating your platform to rise to the occasion. It may be risky. But it’s probably worth it.” ~Andrea …

034: Step into your power with tarot, Charlotte Elea of Dream Intuition

April 26th, 2017


“The power that I am craving, the leadership that I am craving externally to me — I am not going to find that in somebody else. I need to find that …

033: How podcasting & meditation saved me…

April 19th, 2017


“I eventually came to a turning point where I realized that from here, anything was possible. I started listening to entrepreneurial podcasts, and financial podcasts, creativity podcasts and “how-to-podcast” podcasts… I …

032: Engage your curiosity, Jennifer Gardner of RoamHowl

April 14th, 2017


I really enjoy… confronting the fear… going through it, because I find that’s where life is.  It’s confronting what you’re most terrified of and working through it and getting to the other side of that. So I’m …

031: Your Shadow & Mine

April 4th, 2017


“When you are operating from the acceptance of your whole self, YOU get to choose your path and actions freely, because there is nothing behind you …

030: Invoke the spark of transformation, Sara Zalek of Butoh Chicago

March 15th, 2017



"Whenever there’s a dare in my life, I say, 'Oh yeah? You're going to dare me? Then I'm going to show you that I can do it!"; ~Sara Zalek, on …

029: New Year Alternatives (resolution-free!)

December 28th, 2016


“It’s safe and OK for you to relax and take in that all those things that happened, they’re over and you don’t have to be stuck there. ” ~from How to Wrap Up Loose Ends of 2016 and Start the New Year Fresh! By Tapas …

028: Heal your heart, Lysa Black

December 20th, 2016


“I believe the role of an empath is that of a healer, a bringer of truth. someone that has reclaimed their own truth and can create space for other …

027: Mindfulness & Impostor Syndrome

November 9th, 2016


“…and yet I don’t think the Past and Future are inherently evil dimensions to avoid visiting altogether.” ~Andrea Klunder

Be present. And mine the past and future for learning and possibility.

In this episode, you’ll …

026: Craft your story, Isabelle Rizo

October 25th, 2016


“Enroll people into the story, engage them into the story so that they feel like they’re a part of something greater than themselves.” ~Isabelle Rizo

025: Community Online & Off, Social Media Anxiety (and how to cure it)

October 5th, 2016


“…being creative all by yourself really just doesn’t work. It doesn’t! I mean, who are you creating for? If you’re writing, it’s meant to be read. If you’re playing music, it’s meant to be heard. If you’re taking …

024: Play Dress-Up – Darcie Purcell & Susan Marzano, Soul Love Fest

August 24th, 2016


“We believe in magic and possibility… and pixie dust. A year and a half ago, I would have never said those things out loud. I was too ‘professional’ …

023: Own Your Choices, Andrea Newberry, Leche Libre

August 11th, 2016


“Fear is just a choice — fear of what other people think or fear of whether you can do it or not — it’s a choice.” ~Andrea Newberry

How can we “have it all” in life and business and what can we do when things get rough?

022: Mindfulness, Community & Business – Season 2!!!

August 3rd, 2016


“Well certainly people are going to want to listen to this because I’m creating it!” ~Andrea Klunder, (reflecting on my childhood self recording my first “radio show”)

Announcing SEASON 2 of The Creative Impostor!!!

021: Effort & Surrender, Mira Binzen, Children’s Yoga

June 28th, 2016


“You just have to do a thousand experiments and if you call them mistakes or you call them experiments…it’s your choice.” ~Mira Binzen, Co-founder & Director, Global Family Yoga

In this episode, I talk with …

020: Edit your life, Sage Grayson

June 8th, 2016


“You don’t need a makeover! If you make tiny tweaks to your life, what I like to call life edits, you can become the best version of yourself without having to destroy yourself.” ~Sage Grayson

In this episode, I talk …

019: Toolkit: Self-Compassion

June 3rd, 2016


“When we get stuck in ego, achievements and accomplishments — stuck in self-doubt — stuck in ‘not enough’ syndrome, we need only to remember who we really are… and let go of these attachments” ~Andrea Klunder

Did you …

018: Toolkit: Vision Collage

April 28th, 2016


Learn how to use collage to create a vision for your life… even if you’re not an artist and don’t believe in law of attraction woo-woo.


Show Notes …

017: How to start (anything)

April 14th, 2016


“Personally, I don’t ever want to run out of opportunities to soar.” ~Andrea Klunder

What is it that you want to try, do or create? And what’s …

016: Trust yourself, Amy Segreti

March 28th, 2016


“Why do I have to go to this place where I’m called to write something but it hurts to do it because I’m really digging around in this tender place in my heart? I know that it’s me and that it’s authentic when it’s hard …

015: Comparison & Competition

March 14th, 2016


“Think of it like Game of Thrones — Oh, look, that person has more power or influence than I do… great! I’ll just kill him.” ~Edwin Ruiz, on comparison & competition

Since comparing ourselves to others always makes …

014: Start a conversation, Beth Santos

February 29th, 2016


“Why is my self-worth being so dependent on this other outside activity? Why am I letting someone else decide if I am a great entrepreneur or not. ” ~Beth Santos, on handling rejection 

In this episode, I talk with Beth …

013: Toolkit: Yoga Nidra (Relaaaaax…)

February 11th, 2016


“I didn’t know or understand what was happening or why — I was just doing downward dog and shoulder stand and feeling… better.” ~Andrea, on yoga …

012: Toolkit: The Paper Planner

February 11th, 2016


“The director’s most reliable tool may be his capacity to be bored.” ~Peter Brook, The Open Door

I got bored with my podcast.

It’s taken me a MONTH …

011: Resistance

January 10th, 2016


“Where there is a Dream, there is Resistance. Thus: where we encounter Resistance, somewhere nearby is a Dream.” ~Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

010: Ask your inner wise person, Ellen Katz

December 31st, 2015


“So I learned how to love me better. And that’s the way out of hell. How do I love me better? Not through words, not through platitudes, but through action.” ~Ellen “Radha” Katz 

In this episode, I talk with …

009: Travel, Service, Gratitude

December 13th, 2015


“Even with limited resources, we really are in a position where we have the power to make positive change in the world around us.”
~Andrea Klunder, regarding a service project in El Salvador

Post-Thanksgiving, are you …

008: Travel Out of Your Comfort Zone, Kathryn Pisco

November 24th, 2015


“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” ~ Paulo CoelhoThe Alchemist

Kathryn Pisco unearthing the …

007: Money

November 10th, 2015


“The purpose of being in business for myself is not just to make money, but to be a conduit through which money can be channeled as the energy needed …

006: Be a Soul Innovator, Alee Reina Hoffman

November 1st, 2015


“You either get to do what you want OR you get to have money… that doesn’t have to be true.” ~Alee Reina Hoffman

In this episode, Alee and I have a …

005: Procrastination & Perfectionism

October 12th, 2015


“If you don’t have 15 minutes a day to spend on your creative passion, you’re just making an excuse.” ~Michele Theberge

My FAVORITE manifestation of impostor syndrome is procrastination.

This episode is inspired by my …

004: Feed Your Creative Hunger, Melissa Dinwiddie

October 12th, 2015



"A women in love with her life is absolutely irresistible." ~Melissa Dinwiddie

Melissa Dinwiddie and I talk about changing the world by feeding …

003: Identity

October 12th, 2015


“When I was a kid, I knew exactly who I was… if there was something I wanted to do, I was pretty sure I could figure out a way to make that happen.” …

002: Focus on the What, Nikki Nigl

October 12th, 2015


I help women own their sh*t!” ~Nikki Nigl, Episode 002

Nikki and I talk about how to know whether your success is real, anxiety attacks, creating a judgment free environment and creating the life you want even if you …

001: Impostor Syndrome, do you have it?

October 12th, 2015


Impostor syndrome. How does it show up for you – self-doubt, hesitation, procrastination, perfectionism, comparison, competition? 

Or a little gremlin voice in your head that says, “Who do you think you are? You can’t …

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