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Eryn LeCroy, 'Christine' in The Phantom Of the Opera on Broadway

Hilary sits down with Broadway actress Eryn LeCroy who's currently playing Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera. Eryn shares what it's like starring in a Broadway show and what her path to getting there has been like. She shares about her (very) early memory of deciding she wanted to pursue performing, her approach to the craft, her advice on auditions, and what she wishes she had known about being a professional actor and living in New York when she was younger. Share your thoughts...


Natalie Franke, Founder, Rising Tide Society On Community Over Competition

Season 3 kicks off with an interview with Natalie Franke, founder of the Rising Tide Society. Hilary and Natalie discuss becoming new moms, community over competition, how Natalie founded the Rising Tide Society, and her belief in a hierarchy of what matters. Natalie is an entrepreneur, mobilization marketer, community builder, and neuroscience nerd. As one of the Founders of the Rising Tide Society and the Head of Community at HoneyBook, she leads tens of thousands of creatives and small...


How to Plan a Social Media Sabbatical

Have you thought about taking a break from social media? Hilary shares 10 reasons it may be time to take a social media sabbatical. Then she gives 9 practical tips for making your social media break a big success. Show notes available at Connect with Hilary on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. This episode is sponsored by Get Your Dream Off the Ground eCourse.


Kayla Grizzard, Actress & Founder of The Hang On Mentorship, Overcoming Feelings of Inadequacy, and Why You Should Choose Yourself

Hilary spoke with Kayla Grizzard, a New York transplant whose goal is to help the artists of New York find community, career success, and God. Kayla shares her approach to mentorship, how she balances ministry with motherhood, and how she is working to overcome feelings of inadequacy. Show notes available at Connect with Hilary on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. This episode is sponsored by Get Your Dream Off the Ground eCourse.


Strategies Hilary Has Learned Adjusting to Life as a Work from Home Parent

Special guest Erica Geffken interviews Hilary on coming back to work (from home) after maternity leave. Hilary shares her new approach to self-care, the productivity lessons she's learned, and shares the advice she would give to a new work from home parent. Show notes available at Connect with Hilary on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. This episode is sponsored by Get Your Dream Off the Ground eCourse.


Laura Vanderkam, Author On How to Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done.

Laura Vanderkam, author of 168 Hours and host of the Before Breakfast podcast, shares strategies for feeling less busy and getting more done. Show notes available at This episode is sponsored by the Side Hustle Starter Kit.


Nicholas George of The Listening On Launching and Running a Nonprofit

Nicholas George is the founder of The Listening, a Virginia nonprofit that is making strides to engage, change, and save lives by connecting the performing arts and social good. Nick is currently juggling parenting three kids, working third shift in the mental health field, as well as growing and running his nonprofit. Today’s conversation is a great peek into the life of a visionary who has been putting in the work on growing a nonprofit for a good five years. It all starts with an idea and...


Branden Harvey On Good News, the Analog Renaissance, and Intentional White Space

On this week’s episode Hilary peppered world traveling storyteller Branden Harvey with questions about his mission to share the good news of the world, how his personal community impacts his work and life, and how he avoids burnout. They discuss how he read almost 100 books last year and why he’s consciously approaching content consumption differently this year. Show notes available at: Connect with Hilary on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. This episode is...


Hilary Sutton On Her Career Journey from Acting to Writing and Entrepreneurship

On this special crossover episode with Everyday Creative People Podcast, Dena Adriance interviews Hilary Sutton on her career journey from acting to writing and entrepreneurship. Hilary shares what she loves about theatre, how she stumbled into being a full-time professional actor in her early twenties, and how she navigates the challenges of balancing multi-gig work with life outside of work. Show notes available at Connect with Hilary on Instagram,Twitter, and...


Saleema Vellani, Multilingual Social Entrepreneur On Grit and Empathy

Hilary got to chat with Saleema Vellani, a social entrepreneur and polyglot. Saleema is a social innovation expert and shared why it's critical for entrepreneurs to practice empathy and grit. Show notes available at Connect with Hilary on Instagram,Twitter, and Facebook. Subscribe to receive strategies to grow your productivity, creativity, and career. This episode is sponsored by Get Your Dream Off the Ground.


American Idol's Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon On the Creative Process, Minimalism, and the Distraction of Attention

Hilary sat down with one of her favorite local musicians turned American Idol finalist, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon. As of the airing of this episode in 2019, Jeremiah is in the thick of American Idol auditions as a Top 10 Finalist. Jeremiah shares how he is balancing all the American Idol craziness, the highlights of his experience, and what parameters he puts in his life to protect his creative process. Show notes available at Connect with Hilary on Instagram,Twitter,...


Google's Aerica Banks On Motivation & Validation

Aerica Shimizu Banks works at Google, served under the Obama administration, and was on the Forbes "30 Under 30" List in 2018. So what is it like to achieve so much before your 30th birthday? What is that pressure like moving into your thirties? And what has spurred her on toward these achievements? In this episode Hilary interviews Aerica Shimizu Banks and we learn how her values shaped her career decisions and the surprising way she landed her job at Google. Show notes available at...


Cam Jones, YouTuber On Goals and Serving Your Audience

Cam Jones is a YouTuber based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. With his YouTube channel “Goal Guys”, Cam produces educationally centered content that focuses around self improvement and learning new skills. Through his videos, Cam has garnered millions of views, thousands of returning subscribers, and has carved out a full time career producing online video content. In addition to his YouTube work, Cam also consults and produces video content for numerous brands like Squarespace,...


Monica Kang, Startup Founder & Author On Rethinking Creativity

Monica Kang is a passionate educator, speaker, community builder, and an author of Rethink Creativity. Driven by her own all too common experiences of feeling stuck and uncreative at work, she’s determined to change the status quo of the modern workforce. When she’s not speaking at events or delivering programs, you can find Monica teaching her students entrepreneurship at BAU International University, growing the creative ecosystem in DC through local events, or enjoying a chocolate...


Beth McCord, @YourEnneagramCoach, on the Enneagram

Beth McCord is the founder of Your Enneagram Coach. Based in Franklin, TN, Beth has been an Enneagram speaker, coach, and teacher for over 15 years. Having been trained by the best Enneagram experts and pouring hundreds of hours into advanced certifications, Beth is now leading the industry in simplifying the deep truths of the Enneagram from a Biblical perspective. Beth's passion is to make the Enneagram accessible for everyone, anywhere, so they can experience the transformation they long...


Eddie Kaufholz, Podcast Host, On Social Activism & Becoming a Parent

Eddie Kaufholz is the producer and host of The New Activist, a podcast dedicated to hearing from activists and world changers who are tackling some of the world’s biggest problems. In addition, he is on staff with International Justice Mission, an N.G.O. dedicated to ending slavery around the globe. Eddie regularly speaks about justice issues, writes on topics of faith and counseling, and was on The RELEVANT Podcast for five years. He lives in Gainesville, Florida with Brianne (his wife) and...


Quentin Earl Darrington, Broadway Actor

Quentin Earl Darrington made his Broadway debut in the 2010 Tony nominated revival of Ragtime, starring as Coalhouse Walker Jr. He also made his cabaret debut with New York's Broadway by the Year series, “Songs of 1927,” and his solo concert debut with “QED, Chapter 1: Verse 1.” He is workshopping two new personal projects entitled “That’s Life” and “The Summer of 91.” In 2016 he starred as “Old Deuteronomy” in the Broadway classic, CATS and currently you can see him in the Tony-winning...


Laurie Collins, Photographer & @dccitygirl On Instagram & Building an Online Community

Laurie was born in the District of Columbia and lived here most of her life. She loves street photography and capturing city life. To Laurie, it’s important to show Washington, D.C. as she sees it on a daily basis. She wants it to be different than what people would expect, for example, from a tourist site. And like any artist, Laurie’s focus points change over time. It’s photojournalistic at this moment. It started with micro photos of insects and flowers. With encouragement to “look up”...


Nilofer Merchant, Author & Speaker On the Power of Onlyness, "Rules for Now," & Decision Fatigue

Nilofer Merchant a 3-time author, most recently of The Power of Onlyness: Make Your Wild Ideas Mighty Enough to Dent the World (Viking, 2017). She's also a Fellow of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management. Merchant has personally launched more than 100 products, netting $18B in sales and has held executive positions at Apple, Autodesk and GoLive Systems. In 2013, she was awarded the Thinkers50 Future Thinker Award which is to recognize ‘The #1 Person Most Likely...


On Geoffrey Owens & the Dignity of the Day Job (Special Mini Episode!)

In this episode we explore the dignity of the day job.: Geoffrey Owens’ story, two myths about actors with day jobs, and three tips to create a career you love that is a combination of passion job and ‘pay the bills’ job. Last week Geoffrey Owens, an actor from “the Cosby Show,” made headlines after a woman shopping at Trader Joe’s in Clifton, New Jersey, was so surprised to see Owens bagging groceries that she took a picture and sent it to the Daily Mail, which ran the headline, “From...