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Ep 019: 2017 Reflections + Guided Meditation with Karen Christensen

Today on the Podcast, Rest and Reflection: As we close out 2017, before taking several weeks off for holidays, I thought I'd share one of my favorite morning rituals. It's a mantra meditation for you to use, on demand, whenever you find yourself feeling a little behind, a little alone, a little lost, a little scarce or a whole-lotta "not good enough." Cuz we've all been there! In fact, given where we were about this time last year (and ALL that's transpired since), I can't imagine anyone...

Duration: 00:24:46

Ep 018: Getting to the Root with Naturopathic Doctor Emily FitzGerald

Today on the Podcast, Getting to the Root: My mama likes to joke that of all her three children, I was the one who couldn't stop asking questions. She'd answer one and I'd roll right in with another ... and another ... and another. "But, why? What then? How come? Who, mama? Where? When?" On and on it would go. Gotta love kids! Turns out that curiosity would serve me well later on in life, although my husband would tell you our first date (thanks to, believe it or not) was like...

Duration: 00:59:15

Ep 017: How Successful Creative Entrepreneurs Plan for Failure with Karen Christensen

Today on the Podcast, Celebrating Failure: Sounds crazy, right? Who could possibly see failure as something to toast? Let alone something to plan for? Well, saavvy and successful creative entrepreneurs — that's who. Those folks who, believe it or not, experience more satisfaction and more support when they fail than when they don't. Not because they love being embarrassed or because they're beseeching sympathy, but because they know the only feeling worse than failing ... is...

Duration: 00:16:53

Ep 016: Find Your Purpose and Build Momentum with Karen Christensen

Today on the Podcast, Momentum over Modules: Let's talk momentum. How do we build it and how do we keep it when the going gets tough? Last week, here in the U.S., many of us celebrated with families and friends; kicking off the holiday season. The hubs and I hosted our annual Friendsgiving in Venice Beach, we volunteered in our local community, caught up with loved ones, and headed to the mountains for an adorably kitchy Apple Butter Festival. Experiences Matter: And we did my favorite...

Duration: 00:18:36

Ep 015: How to Deal with Awkward Career Advice this Holiday with Karen Christensen

Today on the Podcast: 5 Tips to Avoid the Awkward! I wanted to talk about something that comes up a lot around this time of year, which is holiday stress. As we're heading into Thanksgiving this week, Fall is here, we're cozying up, and things are winding down. All should feel calm on the home front, right? And, yet, as we gear up for more holiday parties — where you'll see family, you might even run into old colleagues, or face friends you haven't seen in a long time — you may be...

Duration: 00:19:03

Ep 014: Styling Life and Business with Marie Forleo's Stylist Elsa Isaac

Today on the Podcast, Guest Elsa Isaac: If you've ever achieved the very thing you said you "wanted" — only to feel like you didn't belong — than this is the episode for you. Before you abandon ship or change industries all together ... listen to this episode. The Power's in the Pivot: So often, when we feel disconnected or drained, we think we need to completely change careers. Run away. Close up shop. I remember a coaching client saying recently, "I have this habit of wanting to blow...

Duration: 00:59:22

Ep 013: Digital Detoxing + 5 Best Practices with Karen Christensen

Today on the Podcast: A Peek into How I Got My Time Back in 2017 If you’ve ever struggled with feeling drained, or maybe even defeated, by all the digital rabbit holes (Facebook and Twitter and Instagram and Pinterest and List Building and Sales Funnels and the million other Digital Marketing Strategies that you and I “should” be doing), then this is the episode for us both. Let's talk about something that’s been coming up within the Dreamcatchers District community over coaching, I’ve...

Duration: 00:19:18

Ep 012: Discovering Who You Are with Creative Biz Rebellion Caroline Hull

Today on the Podcast, Guest Caroline Hull: If you've ever been guilty of doing #AllTheThings than you know what it's like to be running on empty. Maybe you find yourself taking on too many projects, doing tasks you have zero skill or interest in, and chasing goals that aren't actually aligned with your values or longterm vision. But, like too many, you pound more coffee and pull more late nights. Why? Because you're a hard worker; maybe even a "helper." You want the best for everyone and...

Duration: 01:00:27

Ep 011: Choose the Right Projects & Know You're Enough with Alison Haislip

Today on the Podcast, Guest Alison Haislip: If you're anything like most high achieving, ambitious, creative folk — than, no matter how much external "success" you acquire, you may be carrying around an invisible backpack of self-doubt. Your mind, at times, may be plagued with questions like, "Am I on the right path?" or "What will people think?" or "Can I even do it?" The fears can be so convincing that our bodies, our spirits, take a serious hit. You feel exhausted, worried about the...

Duration: 01:01:47

Ep 010: How to Get Out of Your Head, Fail Fast & Find Your Voice with Vanessa Bryan

Today on the Podcast, Guest Vanessa Bryan: Got an unreasonable dream that feels impossible? Trying to put yourself "out there" but you're too in your head? Feeling drained by naysayers? Than this is the episode for you. Turns out, in the end, everything comes down to how quickly you can regroup. How diligently you can hold the vision, share your gifts, and trust yourself even amidst continuous fear and failure. Because truth? It's Time to Take Your Power Back: Sometimes there is...

Duration: 00:55:36

Ep 009: From Online Product to Retail Storefront with mamapreneur Ana Maria Munoz

Today on the Podcast, Guest Ana Maria Munoz: For anyone who may be feeling like they've started the wrong creative business, or like they just can't imagine their current endeavor being their "forever thing," this is the episode for you. Given our culture's obsession with "being the best," it can feel counterintuitive to not keep going, keep pushing, keep hustling. This is especially true for high performers, high achievers, who identify themselves as "do-ers" and who thrive on "making...

Duration: 00:48:39

Ep 008: How To Take Nothing Personally & Live For Today with Alex Albrecht

Today on the Podcast, Guest Alex Albrecht: If you're anything like most creative entrepreneurs (or living and breathing humans) than you may have, at one time or another, held yourself back; too scared to "put yourself out there." Despite all of your talents and gifts, needs and desires, capabilities and smarts — you may have been playing it "safe" for fear of what others might think or say. And in this internet age, honestly, it's understandable. But, as coaching clients will tell you...

Duration: 01:10:43

Ep 007: When Mindset, Rituals & Design Really Count with Emmanuel Belliveau

Today on the Podcast, Guest Emmanuel Belliveau: If you've ever had a dark night of the soul, where you lost sight of who you were or what you wanted or why you started, and you emerged stronger — than you know how important mindset, rituals and lifestyle design become. This is inner Creative Direction at its core. But if you're still going through it and you're looking for that light at the end of the tunnel, enter creative designer Emmanuel Belliveau whose multiple successes in...

Duration: 00:56:57

Ep 006: Start Where You Are, Stand Where You're Going with Karen Christensen

Today on the Podcast: A peek into podcasting, my biz, willingness & capacity. Since the launch of this here poddy-pod, my team and I have received dozens upon dozens of emails and DMs and calls, as well as coaching clients, asking: • How do I start a podcast? • How do host my first event? • How do I write and perform my signature talk? • How do I sell out my first workshop? • How do I partner with panelists? • How do I get sponsors? • How do I get booked solid? • How do I get paid...

Duration: 00:14:15

Ep 005: Chance Conversations & Creative Chops with HBO’s GIRLS Writer Producer Sarah Heyward

Today on the Podcast: Sarah Heyward. If you've ever had an unexpected chance conversation, which truly changed the trajectory of your life and career (maybe you fell upon a creative project or a new community or a business mentor, agent, or coach), then you know it wasn't simply about being in the right place at the right time. Yes, there may have been some initial serendipity that fell in your favor. But for you to have experienced sustained success and satisfaction? A true ...

Duration: 00:59:39

Ep 004: Money, Marriage & Business Models with mamapreneur Bari Tessler

Today on the Podcast, guest Bari Tessler. I've said it before and I'll say it again, "The teacher is the student." And the best coaches, mentors, therapists are those who continually do their own work to heal and grow, understanding we're all in this dance together. So it's with great appreciation I introduce you to my dear colleague and personal mentor, Bari Tessler. As a Financial Therapist, Mentor Coach and Mamapreneur: Bari's work has been seen on,, the Huffington...

Duration: 00:58:12

Ep 003: Why Integrity, Identity & Instagram Matter with Tyler J. McCall

Today on the Podcast, Guest Tyler J. McCall! People! I am beyond thrilled to introduce you to, my very new friend, Tyler. J. McCall. Tyler helps Creatives Use Instagram with Intention. To grow their lists, grow their communities, and grow their businesses. Teaching his clients how to use Instagram to tell stories, build relationships, and convert followers to fans — Tyler draws from his 10 years of experience in non-profit marketing, management and community organizing. He lives in...

Duration: 01:01:02

Ep 002: How to Love Yourself & Go Pro with Heather Stewart

Today on the Podcast, Guest Heather Stewart! I'm so excited to introduce you to one of my absolute favorite people on the planet, longtime friend, Heather Stewart. Heather is a Singer, Songwriter, Actress and Comedian. She was most recently featured on ABC's American Housewife and one of her original songs was just featured on NCIS (the world's most watched drama). And her comedy trio The Boobe Sisters who, according to The LA Times, blend their 1960's doowop with hilarious song...

Duration: 00:56:41

Ep 001: Confessions, Conversations & Creative Direction with Karen Christensen

Welcome to The Dreamcatchers District Podcast! Have you ever thought, “What am I doing?” Well, my friend, you are not alone. And even the best of the best have been right where you are. I’m Karen Christensen and this is your weekly Dreamcatchers District. The place to be to face fear, get noticed and feel free. For confessions, conversations and creative direction — Mondays never felt so good. Why this Podcast, Why now ... I wanted a place where we could come together, every single...

Duration: 00:18:10