Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations—Carey Bringle, Chef & Pitmaster A few months ago I had the pleasure of interviewing chef and TV personality Carey Bringle for one of my favorite local publications, Edible Magazine. Bringle is a BBQ aficionado, pitmaster, and the founder of Nashville staple Peg Leg Porker,... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations— Alex J. Hughes, Writer & Book Reviewer Alex J. Hughes is a writer, author, and researcher based in Nashville, Tennessee. He wrote my favorite e-book of last year, 7 Strategies to Navigate the Noise, a synopsis of the many historical biographies he has read over the years... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: HCA Conversations— Kathryn Beechinor, Nurse Midwife Last year, I went through a very isolating experience, which was the passing of my best friend Rob who I moved to Nashville with in 2012. Death is an interesting thing to tackle in one's life—especially in your early thirties... Continue Reading TEDxNashvilleWomen 2019 Hey guys! I am very excited to announce that I will be speaking at this year's TEDxNashville Women's event on Friday, December 6. In my Tedx Nashville talk, I will be sharing what I've learned from 13-years of interviewing more... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations—Angelo Tate, Actor, Director & Writer Angelo Tate is an actor, director, and writer based and born in Nashville, Tennessee. He and I first met at an improv class at Upstairs @ Bongo After Hours, taught by actor, teacher, and Second City alumnus Ron West. We... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations—Jen Auerbach, Clary Collection Since it's launch earlier this year, I have so enjoyed contributing to the Nashville Edit—a luxurious coffee table magazine founded by my mentor and friend Stacie Standifer. This sophisticated magazine is unique in the respect that it is filled with... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: London Conversations– Sarah Bedi, Theatre Director & Writer Sarah Bedi is a director, writer, and acting teacher based in London, United Kingdom. We met at the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama, in Swiss Cottage, where she taught the text study course I enrolled in this past... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations—Brittany Murphy, Graphic Designer & Arts Enthusiast Brittany Murphy first came across my plate two years ago when I received this email (paraphrased): "I'm a Nashville-based designer, artist, and arts enthusiast beginning an interview project focused on local creatives. After seeing your Creative Mornings talk about not... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations—Lindsay Walker, Jewelry Designer Lindsay Walker enjoys the organic process of building a business and designing jewelry that represents her feelings, viewpoints, and spirit. During her slow and steady growth process, during which she is always working towards a new goal, Walker has learned... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations—Brandon Gibson, Actor & Stand-Up Comedian I stumbled across Brandon Gibson’s Above the Line Performance Studio, after auditing some of the top classes in town. Yet, none of them resonated with me. After seeing a Facebook post one day in which Brandon announced that his classes... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations—Donita Brown, Professor, Author & Public Speaker Hello, happy Wednesday, and hope you are wonderful! Last week, I interviewed and wrote a Linked In bio for Lipscomb University professor, author, coach, and public speaker Donita Brown. One of the most fun things about my job is applying... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations—Alicia Witt, Actress and Singer-Songwriter Hello friends! It has been a busy last 6-months as I've been working on a big writing project for global architecture and engineering firm Gresham Smith, (I just rewrote 200+ of their bios! Crazy but exciting times.) Anyways, I wanted... Continue Reading My London Conversations Series Published on AIGA’s Design Observer! Hi guys! I've always had a love for London and had the good fortune to spend several months there in 2017 exploring all that this wonderful city has to offer. During my time there, I met, interviewed, and photographed several incredible... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations—Tabitha Tune, Digital Marketing Maven Social media is current, succinct and the catalyst for a debate or discussion. A coffee date with Tabitha Tune is much the same. When she was young, Tune's report cards stated that she talked too much. By launching her company A... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations—Wes Edwards, Music Video Director Every once in awhile I write a bio for someone so special that I feel compelled to share... excited for you to learn about Nashville-based director, writer, and editor Wes Edwards who aims for the audience’s heart over its head. Edwards, who... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations—Angelynn Edwards, Suicide Prevention Spokesperson There is no timeline when it comes to grieving. One can tell upon meeting Realtor® Angelynn Edwards that she is passionate about using her own experiences with tragedy to help others. In 2010, her late husband, Bryan Tinsley, took his... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations—Clay Ezell, The Compost Company After crunching the numbers and realizing how much organic waste goes into the dumpster everyday, Clay Ezell had to get involved. Ezell, a former literary agent, left his 12-year career in the book business to become a Master Composter. The... Continue Reading What It Was Like to Create HCA Healthcare's 50th Anniversary Book My third coffee table book, 50 Voices of HCA Healthcare, and the second published under my own imprint, came about like many things in life: by a stroke of good luck and a great deal of serendipity. Exactly one year... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations—Jeremy Wilkinson, Managing Director Jeremy Wilkinson is a Managing Director at TVV Capital, a private equity investment firm in Nashville, Tennessee. Similar to his company, which grows businesses in the manufacturing, distribution, and service sectors, Wilkinson guides his clients at a pace that works... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations—Shanera Williamson, Speaker and Coach After meeting Shanera Williamson on the set of Talk of the Town, I knew the speaking coach, chaplain, and former broadcast journalist was special. We chatted briefly before my interview. While I could have jumped out of my skin with... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations—Tim Stoddart, Addiction Recovery Advocate They say Nashville is the city where people find themselves. Tim Stoddart, entrepreneur, addiction recovery advocate, and content creator, moved to Music City earlier this summer from South Florida. I’m certain he will continue to find new forms of expression... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations—Jasmine Power, Singer-Songwriter Last fall Jasmine Power showed up on the scene in Nashville, Tennessee. We met through a mutual London friend and fellow Word of Mouth interviewee, boutique owner Eliza Poklewski Koziell, and immediately hit it off. The ambitious Welsh singer-songwriter, composer, and pianist, currently based... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations—Michelle Boucher, Massage Therapist and Herbalist Most people, like myself, schedule their next appointment with massage therapist and herbalist Michelle Boucher before they walk out the door. They recognize the magic that is she: the owner of Bliss In BodyWorks, side-splittingly funny, wise, and lighthearted, has... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations—Jamie Bibler, Bon Vivant Jamie Bibler, founder and CEO of Bon Vivant, brings a down-to-earth vibe to her luxury concierge service. Bibler, a giver by nature who began her career in social work, gets her kicks from taking care of others. Whether it is... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations—The A Team, Legendary Session Players During the 1950s, 60s and early 70s an elite group of session players, The Nashville A-Team, clocked in every day of the week at RCA Studio B and Decca Records. Working on Music Row with producers Owen Bradley and Chet... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations—Mary Lawless Lee, Happily Grey When you put yourself out there as Mary Lawless Lee does, you have to be comfortable with whatever comes back. Fortunately, for the influencer it's been a lot of success. Fueled by her love for fashion blogs, Lee started Happily... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: San Francisco Conversations—Nene Burns, Executive Coach Executive coach Nene Burns believes that true leadership comes down to curiosity, openness, and a willingness to do the inner and outer work. Since 1998, the San Francisco-based coach has worked with a variety of folks from CEOs to creatives.... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations—Nashville Quilt Project, David This conversation, as part sixteen in our weekly Nashville Quilt Project round-up, features Poverty & The Arts client David. The Nashville Quilt Project is a 50-foot mural located on Charlotte Pike as part of Off the Wall Nashville platform. Founders Jake... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations—Sozan, Nashville Quilt Project This conversation, as part fifteen in our weekly Nashville Quilt Project round-up, features 16-year-old Oasis Center student Sozan. The Nashville Quilt Project is a 50-foot mural located on Charlotte Pike as part of Off the Wall Nashville platform. Founders Jake and... Continue Reading Word of Mouth: Nashville Conversations—Nadia, Nashville Quilt Project This conversation, as part fourteen in our weekly Nashville Quilt Project round-up, features 16-year-old Oasis Center student Nadia. The Nashville Quilt Project is a 50-foot mural located on Charlotte Pike as part of Off the Wall Nashville platform. Founders Jake and... Continue Reading

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