TCE 025: Larry Larson, The Roasting Conscious Entrepreneur

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By Chelsea Bay Dennis: Coach, Strategist, Speaker, Designer, Conscious Entrepreneur
TCE 025: Larry Larson, The Roasting Conscious Entrepreneur

The Conscious Entrepreneur is coaching and strategy for those looking to create or find meaningful work aligned with your values, strengths and what makes you come alive.  Make your ideas happen, be successful, make a difference, from the inside out.

This Podcast is all about personal, inside stories from Conscious Entrepreneurs… Why they do what they do, how did they get there, and how does it make them come alive?

Larry Larson is the Founder, President, CEO, and Midnight Waltzer of Larry’s Coffee in Raleigh, NC. They are committed to blending and roasting innovative & unique coffees — and making the world a better place. 100% of their coffee is Fair Trade, Shade Grown, and Organic.  They have green-o-vated facilities using solar power, radiant floors, zoned heating, composting, and rainwater harvesting to minimize their impact. And did I mention Larry is a supreme and committed waltzer?

I have had the pleasure of being the graphic designer for Larry’s Coffee since 2006. It’s too fun and chalked with purpose.

Here is Larrys story…..

TCE 024: May Erlewine, The Songwriting Conscious Entrepreneur

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By Chelsea Bay Dennis: Coach, Strategist, Speaker, Designer, Conscious Entrepreneur
TCE 024: May Erlewine, The Songwriting Conscious Entrepreneur

The Conscious Entrepreneur is coaching and strategy for those looking to create or find meaningful work aligned with your values, strengths and what makes you come alive.  Make your ideas happen, be successful, make a difference, from the inside out.

This Podcast is all about personal, inside stories from Conscious Entrepreneurs… Why they do what they do, how did they get there, and how does it make them come alive?

May Erlewine is a Michigan based singer songwriter and a member of the Earthwork Music Collective. She plays guitar, fiddle, viola, piano and a few other instruments, but mostly she sings. Her songs are treasured by people of all faiths and politics. May’s songs are sung (and recorded) by other artists, both great and small. May comes from a family of artists and musicians. Early on she was exposed to music (and people) of all kinds. May was home-educated, came up singing and while still just a teenager hitchhiked all across North America playing in small and large towns, riding freight trains with her little dog, and busking on the streets. In her travels May Erlewine came to know the land and the pulse of the people. Her songs show a very real connection and concern with everyday folk.

Fulfillament is a storytelling event featuring local community leaders and entrepreneurs who share their journey towards fulfillment and meaning through vocation- their inside story. Each storyteller issues a challenge for the audience to do something to find fulfillment in their own lives.  This event awards a $500 grant to an audience member with a good idea that needs some help to get it moving.

TCE 023: Holly Wren Spaulding, The Poetry Conscious Entrepreneur

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By Chelsea Bay Dennis: Coach, Strategist, Speaker, Designer, Conscious Entrepreneur
TCE 023: Holly Wren Spaulding, The Poetry Conscious Entrepreneur

The Conscious Entrepreneur is coaching and strategy for those looking to create or find meaningful work aligned with your values, strengths and what makes you come alive.  Make your ideas happen, be successful, make a difference, from the inside out.

This Podcast is all about personal, inside stories from Conscious Entrepreneurs… Why they do what they do, how did they get there, and how does it make them come alive?

Holly Wren Spaulding is a passionate collaborator, teacher, editor and creative consultant who lives in Williamsburg, Massachusetts where she founded Poetry Forge, an incubator for writers and their work, mentors clients through LIFE/form, and co-directs STORYhouse Partners, a communications consultancy. Because Leelanau County remains her home, she returns often to teach at Interlochen College of Creative Arts and elsewhere in the region. She has been awarded residencies at The Millay Colony for the Arts, The Mesa Refuge, Blue Mountain Center, The Hill House and The Jean Noble Parsons Center for the Study of Art & Science, and her writing has appeared in The NationMichigan Quarterly ReviewWitnessThe Ecologist, New Internationalist and in the book We Are Everywhere: The Irresistible Rise of Global Anti-Capitalism (Verso, 2003). Her most recent collection of poems is Pilgrim (Alice Greene & Co., 2014)

“To live well and feel whole, most of us need to solve the riddle of how to engage our particular genius in service of something meaningful—even beautiful. Whatever hat I may be wearing, and regardless of the project, I help others unfetter their imagination and give form to their ideas by providing alternative pathways, sane strategies and solidarity in the creative process.”

Fulfillament is a storytelling event featuring local community leaders and entrepreneurs who share their journey towards fulfillment and meaning through vocation- their inside story. Each storyteller issues a challenge for the audience to do something to find fulfillment in their own lives.  This event awards a $500 grant to an audience member with a good idea that needs some help to get it moving.

TCE 022: Ty Schmidt, The Biking Conscious Entrepreneur

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By Chelsea Bay Dennis: Coach, Strategist, Speaker, Designer, Conscious Entrepreneur
TCE 022: Ty Schmidt, The Biking Conscious Entrepreneur

The Conscious Entrepreneur is coaching and strategy for those looking to create or find meaningful work aligned with your values, strengths and what makes you come alive.  Make your ideas happen, be successful, make a difference, from the inside out.

This Podcast is all about personal, inside stories from Conscious Entrepreneurs… Why they do what they do, how did they get there, and how does it make them come alive?

A Canadian import, Ty grew up in small town Manitoba. After receiving his Masters degree in Physical Therapy from The University of North Dakota and an 7 year stint in Tucson, Ty moved to Traverse City in 2006. He is married to the lovely Johanna, a Leelanau County girl, and is currently a part time physical therapist (he job shares with Johanna) at Munson. Ty started Carter’s Compost, a bike-powered community composting business, with his two boys, Carter and Jameson, in 2012 and then co-founded Norte!, a bike-centric, youth-focused nonprofit, with Johanna in 2013.

“With a supportive wife to job share with and prioritizing work/life/family balance, I’ve been able to enjoy a successful and meaningful career as a physical therapist while also having the luxury of time to focus on my passions: Traverse City, compost and bicycles.”  – Ty Schmidt – Physical Therapist, Carter’s Compost and Norte! Youth Cycling and  September 2015 Fulfillament speaker

Fulfillament is a storytelling event featuring local community leaders and entrepreneurs who share their journey towards fulfillment and meaning through vocation- their inside story. Each storyteller issues a challenge for the audience to do something to find fulfillment in their own lives.  This event awards a $500 grant to an audience member with a good idea that needs some help to get it moving.

Fulfillament Grant for GOOD IDEA! September 2015

ash_winterNAME: Ashlea Walter

CHALLENGE CHOSEN: To engage with my community and be present where we are in this beautiful place. 

BIG IDEA: Start an organization “My best winter ever!” which would act as a winter cheerleader, activity facilitator, hub of winter communication and inspiration

PERSONALLY FULFILLING: I love winter! I find it to be intensely beautiful and inspiring. Too many people here dread winter and let it take over their mental and physical health. I want to help them embrace it, not escape it!

POSITIVE COMMUNITY IMPACT:  It will impact our quality of life, mental, physical health and winter economy.

USE OF THE $500? To create a website/blog that curates winter activity content, acts as a hub of winter events in the GT area, an inspirational blog, how tos and opportunities for connection and collaboration.

The seed has been planted here: https://www.facebook.com/mybestwinterever

Fulfillament is a storytelling event where five local business community members take the stage and tell how they found fulfillment in their journey- thier inside story.  Each storyteller issues a challenge for the audience to do something to find fulfillment in their own lives. This event awards a $500 grant to an audience member with a good idea that needs some help to get it moving.