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Life Brand

Life Brand

By Ben and Courtney Nielsen
How your life story affects your business values.
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Episode 07: Dale Guthrie and his journey to CEO of Nectär Botanicals
In today’s Podcast I sit down with Dale Guthrie, the CEO of Nectär Botanicals, an all natural full-spectrum hemp and non-hemp citrus derived CBD company.  We talk about his journey and how he got to where he is now. Check out Dale here: Check out Nectär Botanicals here: Get 10% off your subscription with Soundstripe:
October 28, 2020
EPISODE 06: Navigating Your 20s and Caring For the Planet with Shelby Clemons
Shelby Clemons is a local Santa Cruz blogger whose message is all about navigating through your 20s. We talk about how she didn’t ever feel passionate about just one thing which made picking a major in college and deciding where to work after graduating difficult. Her platform is a place to help normalize not being passionate about just one thing. One of the things she’s passionate about is sustainability and finding ways to reduce your waste. We talk about how crazy 2020 is for everyone so it’s not about being perfect in your efforts to live a low waste lifestyle; it’s about being in a good headspace and doing small things to reduce your waste. She gives some amazing tips and resources that make caring for the planet a little easier but most importantly we talk about how important it is to give yourself and others grace in the process and prioritizing your mental health over anything. Lemons Looks Instagram Lemons Looks Blog Good On You Thrive Market Package Free Shop For local Santa Cruz Produce - Live Earth Farm Food is the Solution: What to eat to save the world
August 27, 2020
Episode 05: Taking a year off of Instagram while running a business with Hi'ilei Riki
In today's episode, I sit down with Hi'ilei Riki, owner of The Sunflower Films Company based in Auckland, New Zealand. We talk about how she got into videography by chance while struggling to pay rent in college and how it turned into a business. Hi'ilei tells the story of receiving a spiritual prompting to go a year without Instagram and how she was able to run her business without it. We talk about COVID's affects on business and goals and aspirations for the future.  Instagram: Vimeo:
July 29, 2020
Episode 04: The Law of Attraction with Bobby Harding
In today’s episode we had the pleasure of speaking Bobby Harding who owns his own photo business called The Deep Light Company. This guy is on another level when it comes to awareness and understanding of the power of our thoughts and mindset. We talk about his love for meditation and how it ties in with business. Bobby explains how he’s able to find balance with work and play plus he gets into how important it is to take care of yourself so you’re able to attract the best clients for you. Bobby Harding- The Deep Light Company Website:\ Instagram:
July 15, 2020
Episode 03: Running a business with your spouse- Aloha Zoe Photography
In this episode we sit down with Ryan and Corinne Priest, an adventure elopement photography duo based on the Big Island of Hawaii. We talk about how they turned their passion of epic hiking into creating an elopement photography business, along with how to plan and work effectively as a couple with two very different working techniques. We also touch on conflict resolution and how to create harmony working from home. Check them out here!
July 8, 2020
Episode 02: How to create a healthy relationship with social media - Sophie Thomson
In today's episode we talk with Sophie Thomson, a  photographer based in Sydney Australia about how she’s been able to stay present during quarantine as a mother. She talks about her meditation and gratitude practices as well as how she's been able to create a healthy relationship with social media as a place free of judgement and full of inspiration.  Sophie's Instagram: Sophie's website Always: Sophie's book and podcast recommendations:  Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zin: A New Earth by Eckhart Tollel: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle: The Shallows What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains by Nicholas G. Carr: The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary: On Being Podcast with Krista Tippett: More Than One Thing with Athena Calderone:
June 17, 2020
Episode 01: Our Story
Hey guys! Stoked you're here for this first episode of our podcast Life Brand! In this episode, we introduce ourselves as your hosts and talk about what motivated us to start our photo/video business Sand and Stone Media. We go into when we first picked up a camera, what we studied in school, and what life events have influenced our different values and the way we work.  Website: Instagram: Youtube: Facebook:
May 27, 2020