Discussions about art, culture, design, business and parenting with today's leaders across multiple industries and stages of life. Hosted by art advisor Hadley Powell, we'll dive into career paths, accomplishments, failures and lessons learned. You'll leave each episode with actionable tools to utilize in your everyday life.
Today we took a deep dive into wills, trusts and estates with Alexander Powell of Page Powell, P.C. In our conversation, Alexander outlines who should have a will, what questions are asked in a will and other essential documents to have during life (Healthcare Proxy and Durable Power of Attorney) and at death. Alexander spends the second half of the segment outlining the other components of an estate plan, how trusts work and if you need to think about having one. This is an episode for anyone who has been curious about the basics around estate planning.
Julie Balzer, founder of Balzer Designs is an artist, educator, author, blogger, podcast host (listen to her Adventures in Arting Podcast), entrepreneur, video & TV host, mom and self described creative explorer. She is truly a multi-hyphenate who discusses how she helps other people find their creativity, through hosting online art classes on her YouTube channel, blogging, art journaling and so much more. Julie is a creative with an incredible mind for business and storytelling, which she has seamlessly integrated into her business and brand. I learn something from every conversation I have with Julie and think you will too.
Abigail Ryan opened her eponymous gallery, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, in Boston's SoWa art district in 2015. The gallery represents a roster of Contemporary artists [we talked about Natalia Wróbel, Holly Harrison, Keenan Derby, Clint Baclawski and Lavaughan Jenkins are a few we discussed in the episode] who work across media and subject matter. In our conversation, we talk about what it was like starting the gallery, how Abigail finds artists to work with and what goes into building out the gallery's exhibition schedule and program. Abigail gives great advice for those looking to work in the art industry, such as "stick to the basics" as you start out and get really good at what you do. Looking ahead, she plans to attend the art fair Volta in Basel, Switzerland this September. If you are an artist or art collector, you will enjoy this episode.
My conversation with Corinne Acampora, Principal Designer and Founder of Acampora Interiors covers the founding of her eponymous firm and what it is like to work in the design business, but also touches on so many facets of life as an entrepreneur who is growing a business and team. During the interview, we talk about her journey to launching her business in 2013, interview questions she asks when she hires, how she creates culture and the morning routine she does to get herself in the right mindset to tackle her day. Corinne is candid, open and honest, you won't want to miss the opportunity to learn from her.
Alice Lewis is the CEO of Alice’s Table, a platform for flower arranging workshops that brings women together to learn new skills and live a social and creative lifestyle. In this conversation Alice shares what it is like to found a business, be part of the Boston accelerator program TechStars and also a contestant on Shark Tank, where she met investors Marc Cuban and Sara Blakely, who both invested in her business. Alice opens up to us about the ups and downs of start up life, as well as how she has learned to trust herself, and be a student of any situation. Be sure to check out her virtual masterclasses with farm fresh flowers shipped right to your door.
In this segment, Hillary Williams shares insights about her career in advertising, having worked at Hill Holliday, Arnold Worldwide and currently as the Group Brand Director at Connelly Partners. Hillary talks to us today about what it has been like to work at a variety of different firms while growing her experience and expertise. She is candid, honest and gives great advice for anyone interested in being a better manager or team player.
In this segment, Julia Powell shares how she went from being a corporate lawyer in New York City to a professional artist who sells the majority of her work through Instagram. If you have ever wondered what the creative process looks like, you will enjoy hearing Julia talk about the time in her studio, where she finds inspiration and how she juggles her latest masterpiece, motherhood.
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We flip the script and Hadley is interviewed by her husband, Allie Powell. In this interview we talk about how she started her art advisory business, the roles she had that led her to this point and what she would tell her 21 year old self.