Often we don’t have to reinvent the wheel to learn something new – we can just ask experts in the field who can draw on their experience to enlighten us. Below, we’ve shared insights insiders from various industries have shared with us.

Kerri Drumm | Social-Sector Consultant, Facilitator & Teacher

Consultants cry too. Just kidding. But really, I strive to maintain a calm balanced approach with my clients. That doesn’t mean that I don’t show emotion. However, I am aware that I don’t want my clients to take on the burden of my feelings, especially when they are facing their own challenges. I see myself as a support system, synthesizer, cheerleader, and sometimes the instigator of tough conversations. I want my clients to feel they have a safe space to work through their feelings, so I save mine for other venues. Read more>>

Marlena Carson | Principal Owner & Interior Designer

I think a lot of people get a skewed idea of the interior design process from the design shows they watch on T.V. It would be nice to be able to remodel a house in just a few days or weeks but that is just not the case. So part of my job is to explain realistic time frames and budgets. Read more>>

Erin Trumble | Jewelry Designer & Lapidary Artist

Oh man! This question feels so relevant at this very moment in time as I’ve just finished wrapping up the end of my holiday rush orders. So here’s the dirty truth about being a jewelry designer. It’s dirty work. It’s really hard work. My hands are cracked, bleeding, cut, burned, and almost always dirty (even when they are clean). Keeping a pretty manicure, nope, not this girl. So even though the end result is always some beautiful piece of jewelry or a polished up knife, the process to get there is gritty and messy. Read more>>

Aja & Chrystal Chrystal Huskey & Aja Phillips | Co-Founders & Energy Healers

Our business exists in a space where holistic services meet spirituality. When people discover this space for the first time, there’s a tendency to build a religion wall around us. We respect the religious and individual beliefs of our clients and the community of women Seekers we serve and don’t focus on religion. We have chosen to focus our efforts on spirituality through the vehicle of personal growth and learning. This allows us to focus on our similarities, worry less about our differences, and focus growth on each soul that meets us on their path. Companies in our space are similar in nature, where the whole human, regardless of their beliefs, rituals, or interests, is regarded as an entire soul package, the whole picture. Read more>>