Now she’s sharing what she’s learned and taking her friends along for the ride. On The Lawyer Who Rocks, Joleen chats up fellow entrepreneurs about what they do, how they do it, and what they’ve learned along the way. From founders of startups making waves in tech and media, to authors, musicians and VC’s – The Lawyer Who Rocks is amplifying their badassery with the world at large.
On this incredibly special episode, Chanel Reynolds shares with Joleen her deeply emotional story of how she took one of the hardest tragedies one can face and turned it into a triumph that goes on to help others. After the sudden passing of her husband, Chanel founded “Get Your Shit Together” to help others face critical end-of-life matters to be prepared for the unexpected. Chanel's personal experience turned into her life's passion, and her book “What Matters Most” highlights the importance of always having a plan. Her resilience, incredible strength, and fierceness make Chanel not only a badass woman, but also a badass entrepreneur. Her very important message is a must-listen to all.
“All communities are made better by arts and music.” Kate Becker, the Creative Economy Strategist at Office of King County Executive Dow Constantine, has dedicated her career to developing a thriving creative economy. Passionate about the arts from an early age, Kate has had an inspirational rise from all-ages club promoter to founder of the Vera Project to our region’s key driver of economic policy for the creative arts. One of our most powerful leaders, Kate is traveling the country to evangelize the concept of a creative economy and to also learn from other cities. She shares some of the biggest challenges that artists and small businesses who support the arts community face in growing cities and how regional government can make a positive difference in supporting the arts.
Can you imagine attending a meeting and actually accomplishing something?! Human-Centered Strategy is just one of tools Intentional Futures provides for its clients. The company co-founded by Michael Dix, solves hard problems that matter and help launch big ideas. He sits down with Joleen to tell his story from his experience establishing an Internet venture in China, running a new practice at Siegel & Gale and solving product and marketing challenges at Microsoft, and how that led him to cultivate (not build) this fantastic company.
From Moscow to Kentucky to Seattle and back again, Zeptolab CEO Misha Lyalin loves to build things. From his beginnings as a programming contractor at Microsoft to the CEO of one of the most successful gaming companies in the world, Misha’s a true visionary. From Zeptolab’s offices in Barcelona, Misha shares the strategy behind Cut the Rope, King of Thieves and CATS Crash Arena Turbo Stars and how these brands have exploded into pop culture and changed the face of casual gaming.
In New York City, in reaction to increasing spectacle and extravagance of Broadway shows, Jane Jones dreamed of returning theater to a place of authentic listening. Once back in Seattle, Myra Platt joined Jane to create Book-It Repertory Theater, the first theater group to adapt literature into theater. Joleen chats with the creators of the “Book-It” style about the fascinating journey of a group of artists who have created, funded and launched a successful theater company that has been delighting audiences for over 32 years. Jane and Myra also discuss how the trials and tribulations of non-profit arts organization mirror any start-up company, and how important it is for our communities to support the arts. Go see a show!
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