14: Kathleen Shannon + Krissy Teegerstrom

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EPISODE 14: KATHLEEN SHANNON + KRISSY TEEGERSTROM

TRT 1:00:21 // 7/27/19

For this episode, we flip the format so that designer, creative director and podcaster Kathleen Shannon interviews me, Krissy Teegerstrom, your host of the Beyond + Back podcast.

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For this episode, we’re turning the tables on my usual format, where I interview interesting creatives, because Kathleen Shannon is actually interviewing me.

Allow me to explain.

I’m a big fan of Kathleen’s podcast Being Boss. It’s a podcast for creative entrepreneurs that she hosts with her business bestie Emily Thompson.  Since 2015 they’ve recorded over 200 episodes, racked up nearly 8 million downloads and published a book together.

Being Boss by Kathleen Shannon & Emily Thompson

Being Boss by Kathleen Shannon & Emily Thompson

At the end of last year, I was listening to the Being Boss podcast (episode #207) and Kathleen mentioned she wanted to go on someone else’s podcast to interview them. I really wanted to have a conversation about creativity with Kathleen so I wrote to her and much to my surprise, she wrote me back and said she’d do it! Then my nervousness set in. At that point I’d never been interviewed before, and I had also never recorded an interview remotely. I didn’t know how I would pull it off, but I didn’t want to turn down the opportunity. Despite my nervousness, I figured it out and went for it.  Kathleen is an experienced and generous interviewer, she’s an artist herself, and she’s not afraid to go beyond, so I feel fortunate to have had this conversation with her.

In this episode Kathleen and I talk about art, spirituality, authenticity, why I started this podcast and my business Featherweight Studio, the challenges we both face as creative entrepreneurs and lots more. We recorded it remotely from our laptops, several states apart from each other.

I might have a little bit of a vulnerability hangover after this one! Talking about myself, revealing things that I believe and hold dear, recording it and sharing it — it’s scary and it takes courage. But I hope that maybe sharing my experience helps you not feel alone if you’re nervous to take a creative risk or to pursue your creativity despite any lack of skills or experience. 

I want to thank Kathleen for her willingness to talk about subjects like authenticity, intuition, discernment, meditation, worthiness… I think about these subjects all the time, but I don’t always have the courage to talk about them. Not only did Kathleen and I talk about art and creativity, but she also made it really natural to talk about all the stuff I put in the category of BEYOND or THE UNKNOWN. Kathleen, you are a true artist in my eyes. 

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