A podcast for creative small biz owners hosted by Nina L. Kovner

Let’s be honest, building and growing a creative small biz is not for the faint of heart. It takes passion, purpose, courage and an insane commitment to make it through the highs and lows, the failures and successes. As a creative small biz coach and Chief Awesomeness Empowerer at Passion Squared, Nina L. Kovner experiences these stories every single day. Now it’s time for you to hear the good, the bad, and the ugly behind what it takes, how to persevere, the lessons learned and the wisdom gained from real humans who are in the trenches creating awesome businesses, brands and lives.

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Dre Demry-Sanders people passion purpose podcast hd

In this episode, I have the honor of sitting down with Dre Demry-Sanders, session stylist, hairdresser + passionate activist. We talk about Dre’s inspiring story, women of color, hair, discrimination, inclusion, mental health and so much more! You can find Dre on the gram at @dre_on_hair and on her website at dreonhair.com   You can also listen […]

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Kellyn Anderson people passion purpose podcast hd

In this episode we sit down with Kellyn Anderson, Leader + Educator at Bow and Arrow Collective in Boston. We talk about Kellyn’s journey as a salon owner, developing and staying true to her purpose and brand, what leadership looks like, and the emotional journey of being a small business owner. You can find Kellyn […]

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Danielle Green people passion purpose podcast hd

In this episode we sit down with Danielle Green, activist and creator of the Radically Curly brand, whose purpose is to empower women to embrace and celebrate the hair texture they were born with. We talk purpose, brand, society’s twisted notion about how women of color should wear their hair, where the name Radically Curly […]

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Gordon Miller people passion purpose podcast hd

In this episode Gordon Miller, CEO (Chief Engagement Officer) of Hairbrained shares some thoughts on digital disruption, the rise of Amazon in beauty, it’s effects on salon retail, retail in general and what we can do about it. You can find Gordon on the gram @gordnm and Hairbrained at @hairbrained_official + hairbrained.me + hblive.me You […]

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Nina Kovner people passion podcast Passion Squared hd

In this What’s On My Mind episode Nina shares the truth behind her current state of mind, why it’s so important to acknowledge the lows as well as the highs and how to pull through it all. She also shares a little riff on comparison, knowing your brand, finding time for social and content creation. […]

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Kristin Rankin The Dress Code Project people passion podcast Passion Squared hd

In this incredibly emotional and inspiring episode we talk with Kristin Rankin, owner of Fuss Hair Studio in Toronto + Founder of Dress Code Project and Gender Free Haircut Club. This is a must listen to any small business that offers services traditionally defined by gender, specifically, salon owners + hairstylists. As Kristin so powerfully […]

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Gordon Miller people passion podcast Passion Squared hd

In this episode we bring back our bestie Gordon Miller and talk online learning, education, context (yes, again!), voice, digital, social, inspiration and more. You can find Gordon at hairbrained.me, @hairbrained_official + on his personal Insta @gordnm You can also listen + subscribe to our podcast on; iTunes Google Play Stitcher Your experience matters. We […]

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Nina Kovner people passion podcast Passion Squared

In this What’s On My Mind episode I share my thoughts context, Insta experts, Insta education and importance of understanding and using The Celery Test as shared by the awesome Simon Sinek in the book Start With Why when both giving and getting advice. You can find me on the gram @passionsquared Thank you so […]

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Erica Santos people passion purpose podcast Passion Squared

In this episode Erica Santos of House of Cabelo Salon talks about how she handles the tough stuff of salon ownership, lesson of working with a business partner, career paths, growth, opening a second salon location + more. You can find Erica on the gram @hairbyericasantos Thank you so much for listening.   You can […]

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In this What’s On My Mind episode I share some insights on control issues, finding perspective when plans go sideways, and why and how consistent social media breaks are critical to being an awesome leader. You can find me on the gram @passionsquared Thank you so much for listening. You can also listen + subscribe […]

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Nina L Kovner people passion purpose podcast passion squared

In this extended What’s On My Mind episode I share some social media 101, why it’s time to get back to the fundamentals of social and my thoughts on the Vero app. You can find me on the gram @passionsquared Thank you so much for listening.   You can also listen + subscribe to our […]

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Shurie Saxelby people passion purpose podcast passion squared

In this episode Shurie shares her journey from photographer to studio owner, her thoughts on understanding the millennial generation + what it takes to create awesome content to build awesome engagement on Instagram. You can find Shurie on the gram @shurie You can also listen + subscribe to our podcast on; iTunes Google Play Stitcher […]

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Noelle Weatherwax people passion purpose podcast

In this episode, Noelle Weatherwax of Concrete Rose Salon in Santa Cruz, shares her journey from being homeless to becoming an unexpected salon owner, why she chose the name Concrete Rose for her business along with the little things that fueled her passion for growing people. You can find Noelle + Concrete Rose Salon on […]

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Mahogany Plautz people passion purpose podcast

In this episode Mahogany Plautz, owner of Carve Salon in Minneapolis, shares her journey into becoming a salon suite owner, how being an educator has empowered her as a leader, and stepping into her purpose of inspiring more equal representation of people of color in pro beauty. You can find Mahogany on the gram @mahoganyhairstylistmpls Thank […]

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Gordon Miller people passion purpose podcast Passion Squared hd

In this EXTENDED and oh so honest episode with special Guest Gordon Miller, CEO of Hairbrained, Gordon talks about some of the most common challenges he has experienced with small business ownership + leadership. The pain that sometimes comes with owning a salon, what to consider before opening, and lots of other juicy wisdom and […]

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In this episode Jason shares his unplanned journey from stylist to owner, one thing he wish he knew before becoming an owner, the wisdom found in his recovery and what passion + purpose means to him, and how social media changed everything for him. Thank you Jason for sharing your inspiring story with us, and […]

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In this What’s On My Mind episode, I share my thoughts on living and thriving with anxiety and panic disorder and my personal process for dealing with it all.     Other ways to enjoy the people passion purpose Podcast Voice Echo Alexa, play people passion purpose Podcast Google Home Google, play people passion purpose […]

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people passion purpose podcast Aura Mae

In this episode Aura shares her journey of moving with grace through two major burnouts, on how self care has become her guiding light and how purpose her purpose to teach brings her joy. You can find Aura at Azarra Salon & Wine on the gram and if you want to take a peek at […]

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people passion purpose podcast Nina L Kovner

In this What’s On My Mind episode, I talk about the perception that I am always positive and the tools I use to keep my promise to you and live my purpose.   Other ways to enjoy the people passion purpose Podcast Voice Echo Alexa, play people passion purpose Podcast Google Home Google, play people passion […]

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people passion purpose podcast Ash Fortis xostylistxo

In this episode Ash shares her journey from beauty school to ownership, how she navigates the sometimes not too pretty part of social media and how she has managed to stay true to her creativity as an artist. You can find Ash on the gram @xostylistxo Thank you Ash for sharing your story with us, […]

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people passion purpose podcast Nina L Kovner

In this “What’s On My Mind” episode, I share my thoughts on the latest Instagram algorithm rumors and why you need to ignore it and what you should do instead.   Listen to What’s On My Mind + be sure to subscribe!   Other ways to enjoy the people passion purpose Podcast Voice Echo Alexa, […]

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people passion purpose podcast Amber OHara

In this episode Amber shares her experience from 17 years of being a creative small biz owner and how self-care and self-awareness is a big reason she has been able to move through the struggle with grace. You can find Amber on the gram @amberoharahair at her salon Gold and Braid and in her new […]

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people passion purpose podcast Nina L Kovner

In this What’s On My Mind episode, I share my thoughts on how balance is unattainable and why finding your rhythm is where I suggest you focus your energy. Other ways to enjoy the people passion purpose Podcast Voice Echo Alexa, play people passion purpose Podcast Google Home Google, play people passion purpose Podcast Podcast […]