Smart Conversations

Let's talk survivors. People who never give up. People who believe in a better tomorrow. People who don't let yesterday dictate how happy the can be today. Read more →


As a busy entrepreneur, you no doubt have had that day when you got up, showered (no, I don't shower every day, it wastes water), made your face up (no, I don't do my face every day, why would I?), and got dressed for success, in preparation for a meeting with a new client, a prospect, an old friend who has a referral for you; whatever it is or was, you did the work, put in the effort, arrived at the coffee shop and... got a text."Can't make it. Am otherwise engaged at the moment. Reschedule?" Read more →


What is a conscious entrepreneur? It’s someone who is conscious about building a business.It’s a woman who may suddenly recognize that her art, her talent and creativity, and her desire to share, can become a profitable business. Read more →


Victoria, to her credit, decided to follow her gut instinct when she was hit by a bolt of lightning one day. No, not a real lightning bolt. We’re talking the kind of “I have a big idea” lightning bolt. Read more →


In this conversation, the topic of art looms large. Are you artistic? Catriona shares a great story of how she never thought what she did was artistic, but she finally learned, maybe she realized it one morning when her view of what art is and what it isn’t changed, that she is as artistic as any of us. Read more →


Her sense of curiosity might be at the root of her sense of adventure. I think they go together, don’t you?I’m curious. I love learning. I’m even adventurous, a bit. I’ve moved cross-country twice. That was quite an adventure.When it comes to flying over the ocean, however, I draw the line. Read more →


Kim shares and explains how she see the word “abundance” in relation to our lives and her life. Abundance is a powerful word if you take the time to understand it. And it can mean so many different things - including being thankful for family and the business idea that got you started as an entrepreneur. Read more →


One of the best parts of this conversation is when Hollie says, “Magic happens.”We talk about magic a good bit, here at Nurturing Big Ideas. I believe in your talents and magic. Having Hollie say those words, unbidden by me, made my heart soar. You’ll have to watch to discover why she said them, and what she means by them. Read more →


A key point being made in this conversation is that pet parents, pet lovers, pet people, whatever you want to call yourself, cannot and should not ignore this. We are in charge of these creatures who delight us every day, and whose pictures we post on Instagram every day, and whose very existence depends on us. Read more →


One of the best parts of this woman to woman conversation is the description of how Carol came to understand her place in the Universe. Her place, she tells us, is in the health and wellness of Cocker Spaniels.No, she is not a veterinarian, nor is she an employee of a veterinary office. Read more →