Art2Life

Nicholas Wilton

  • 58 minutes 2 seconds
    Listening to Yourself - Silvia Poloto - Ep 135

    https://Art2Life.com - Silvia Poloto emigrated to the United States in the 90s. It was here that she stumbled on a knack for art—and it changed the trajectory of her life.

    When Silvia was finishing her Master’s Degree, she started cutting out pieces from magazines and making collages. She started working with metal. Looking to learn more, she signed up for a class called “Metal Arts,” only to realize it was a jewelry-making class. 

    She spent her time in class creating small sculptures with the material. Her instructor was fascinated. She shared her art with him and he was impressed, convinced she had an art degree instead of one in engineering. That’s when she realized she might have a future in art. 

    She taught herself metalworking, painting and photography. With every subsequent work of art, her style evolves. She allows her inner self to direct the next piece.

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    LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…

    [1:35] Learn more about Silvia Poloto 

    [8:36] Silvia’s studio in a shipyard 

    [12:28] The evolution of Silvia’s work 

    [16:35] Sirens, Saints, and Sinners 

    [20:58] Learn about our Art2Life retreats 

    [22:09] How art teaches you who you are 

    [27:21] How Silvia comes up with new ideas 

    [39:08] Seeing yourself through a different lens 

    [44:20] Embracing uncertainty in your life and work 

    [55:34] What’s next for Silvia Poloto? 

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    RESOURCES MENTIONED

    Pamela Walsh Gallery: https://www.pamelawalshgallery.com/

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    CONNECT WITH SILVIA POLOTO

    Silvia’s website: https://poloto.com/

    Explore Sivia’s art on Instagram: https://instagram.com/silviapoloto/

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    CONNECT WITH NICHOLAS WILTON AND ART2LIFE:

    Get the Free COLOR TIPS PDF: https://workshop.art2life.com/color-tips-pdf-podcasts/ 

    Follow the Sunday Art2Life Vlog: https://art2life.lpages.co/sign-up-for-the-a2l-vlog/ 

    Follow Nicholas Wilton's Art on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicholaswilton/ 

    Follow Art2Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/art2life_world/?hl=en 

    Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Art2Life 

    #Art2Life #FineArt #AbstractArt #ModernArt #Contemporary

    17 July 2024, 10:00 am
  • 56 minutes 13 seconds
    Being Seen - Adam Rosendahl - Ep 134

    https://Art2Life.com - The power dynamics at play in an organization can often make it difficult—if not impossible—to form connections with coworkers and superiors. It’s easy to let prejudices and insecurity get in the way. But an environment of collaboration and trust is key to successful organizations. 

    The truth is that as macho or hardened as someone seems, we’re all fragile. The human experience is challenging. Compassion and empathy are exceedingly important—yet exceedingly rare. 

    Adam Rosendahl combines music and art in a group setting that leads to groundbreaking and transformative results: connection between strangers. Everyone has a desperate longing to feel seen and heard.

    In our conversation, Adam shares how Late Nite Art combines music, art, and collaboration to bring people together and help them feel seen. 

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    LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…

    [2:00] Learn more about Adam’s business, Late Nite Art 

    [11:34] How Adam fell in love with collaborative art 

    [14:11] Moving people into flow and self-discovery 

    [23:35] Adam’s unique artistic process

    [26:38] 2024 Art2Life retreats in Morocco and Mexico 

    [27:47] Powerful questions that prompt connection 

    [32:51] How art unlocks communication 

    [42:08] The direction of Late Nite Art 

    [52:01] The biggest lesson Adam’s learned 

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    RESOURCES MENTIONED

    Hear Adam’s origin story in episode #84: https://www.art2life.com/2023/05/31/late-nite-art-adam-rosendahl-ep-84/

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    CONNECT WITH ADAM ROSENDAHL

    Late Nite Art™: https://www.lateniteart.com/

    Adam’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theadamrosendahl/

    Adam’s website: https://www.adamrosendahl.com/

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    CONNECT WITH NICHOLAS WILTON AND ART2LIFE:

    Get the Free COLOR TIPS PDF: https://workshop.art2life.com/color-tips-pdf-podcasts/ 

    Follow the Sunday Art2Life Vlog: https://art2life.lpages.co/sign-up-for-the-a2l-vlog/ 

    Follow Nicholas Wilton's Art on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicholaswilton/ 

    Follow Art2Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/art2life_world/?hl=en 

    Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Art2Life 

    #Art2Life #FineArt #AbstractArt #ModernArt #Contemporary

    10 July 2024, 10:00 am
  • 56 minutes 20 seconds
    Beyond the Shore - Kristin Little - Ep 133

    https://Art2Life.com - I was walking into my studio the other day and met a woman who happened to be walking by. She’d recently taken my free workshop—while on a sailboat. It turns out that she’s an amazing photographer, artist, creator, and adventurer. 

    When Covid hit, she—along with her husband and twin boys—embarked on a grand adventure: Sailing the world. They bought a catamaran and started their journey in New Zealand. Taking action and diving in wholeheartedly led to some of the best experiences of their lives. 

    In our candid conversation, Kristin shares what she’s learned on the journey about herself and her art, the power of being present, and her advice to those looking to embark on their own adventure. 

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    LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…

    [4:00] Introducing Kristin Little and her art 

    [8:38] The decision to buy a boat and sail the world 

    [20:26] Navigating life on a boat 

    [27:25] This year’s Art2Life retreats 

    [28:35] Sailing is about being present 

    [37:28] Feeling where other people are 

    [40:30] Kristin’s experience traveling with her kids 

    [45:50] What’s next for Kristin and her family 

    [50:59] Kristin’s advice for someone ready to adventure 

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    RESOURCES MENTIONED

    Rangiroa: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rangiroa

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    CONNECT WITH KRISTIN LITTLE

    Friend on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kristin.s.little

    Follow on Instagram: http://instagram.com/klittlephoto

    Kristin’s website: http://www.kristinlittle.com/

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    CONNECT WITH NICHOLAS WILTON AND ART2LIFE:

    Get the Free COLOR TIPS PDF: https://workshop.art2life.com/color-tips-pdf-podcasts/ 

    Follow the Sunday Art2Life Vlog: https://art2life.lpages.co/sign-up-for-the-a2l-vlog/ 

    Follow Nicholas Wilton's Art on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicholaswilton/ 

    Follow Art2Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/art2life_world/?hl=en 

    Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Art2Life

    3 July 2024, 10:00 am
  • 49 minutes 28 seconds
    Everything Matters - Danielle LaPorte - Ep 132

    https://Art2Life.com - Danielle LaPorte loves simplicity. The closer she gets to a heart-centered life, the more she craves it. It’s become a spiritual practice. She lets go of anything she hasn’t used for 6–12 months. She doesn’t buy mindlessly. Instead, everything in her home has a story, a reason behind buying it. Everything matters.

    Simplicity requires letting go. It requires loosening your attachment to things that don’t matter. Are you able to take this approach in your art and your life? To be willing to make a different mark, make a mistake, and start over? 

    Go on a journey with us as we explore the art of letting go, shifting to simplicity, and of having the courage to make the first mark on a blank page. 

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    LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…

    [2:53] How Danielle responds to those in need 

    [4:45] Coaching in the matters of the heart 

    [7:59] Learning to let things go 

    [22:34] Learn about the Art2Life retreat 

    [23:44] The journey to loving yourself 

    [26:42] What you need to learn will reveal itself 

    [31:09] What to do when you don’t like your creation 

    [34:57] Why you’re never starting with a blank page 

    [39:11] How Danielle is nurturing her community 

    [47:16] The year of the heart 

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    RESOURCES MENTIONED

    The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp: https://www.amazon.com/Creative-Habit-Learn-Use-Life/dp/0743235274

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    CONNECT WITH DANIELLE LAPORTE

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    CONNECT WITH NICHOLAS WILTON AND ART2LIFE:

    Get the Free COLOR TIPS PDF: https://workshop.art2life.com/color-tips-pdf-podcasts/ 

    Follow the Sunday Art2Life Vlog: https://art2life.lpages.co/sign-up-for-the-a2l-vlog/ 

    Follow Nicholas Wilton's Art on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicholaswilton/ 

    Follow Art2Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/art2life_world/?hl=en 

    Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Art2Life

    26 June 2024, 10:00 am
  • 49 minutes 25 seconds
    Dream It, Believe It, Achieve It: Suzi Dafnis - Ep 131

    https://Art2Life.com - Are you struggling to cast a vision for yourself, your art, or your business? Has imposter syndrome taken hold? Do you feel confident that you can make your dreams a reality? 

    Suzi Dafnis walked into a room with 30 other business owners about to start the art class I was offering our mastermind group, admittedly incredibly nervous. Though confident in any business environment, she felt like she shrunk into her feet when she walked into my class. 

    Yet she came out of the class having created something she’s proud of and found that she enjoyed the process. Today, Suzi joins me in the studio to talk about her journey in business. She firmly believes that if you have a dream that you believe in—and get a plan in place to make it happen—you can achieve it. 

    But just like you have to take your brush and make the first mark on a canvas, you have to take a step toward creating the business of your dreams. Join us to learn how to take that first step. 

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    LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…

    [1:18] Compelling question or topic, written to elicit curiosity 

    [4:16] You have to start somewhere to make progress 

    [7:56] The concept of differences and contrast 

    [11:45] Embracing work-life integration 

    [13:51] Suzi’s trajectory in business 

    [17:09] How Suzi helps her clients 

    [25:10] Calculating what your time is worth 

    [27:49] Casting a vision for yourself 

    [34:43] Why community is key to success 

    [42:05] Running an in-person events business 

    [46:56] How to connect with Suzi 

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    CONNECT WITH SUZI DAFNIS

    HerBusiness: https://herbusiness.com/

    The HerBusiness podcast: https://herbusiness.com/podcasts/

    HerBusiness Network: http://www.herbusinessnetwork.com

    Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/herbusiness/

    Free Facebook Group for Women Business Owners: http://www.herbusinessgroup.com

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    CONNECT WITH NICHOLAS WILTON AND ART2LIFE:

    Get the Free COLOR TIPS PDF: https://workshop.art2life.com/color-tips-pdf-podcasts/ 

    Follow the Sunday Art2Life Vlog: https://art2life.lpages.co/sign-up-for-the-a2l-vlog/ 

    Follow Nicholas Wilton's Art on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicholaswilton/ 

    Follow Art2Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/art2life_world/?hl=en 

    Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Art2Life 

    Art2Life Retreats: www.artlifedream.com

    #Art2Life #FineArt #AbstractArt #ModernArt #Contemporary

    19 June 2024, 10:00 am
  • 44 minutes 13 seconds
    Printing Gratitude with Raquel Baldocchi - Ep 130

    https://Art2Life.com - Raquel Baldocchi is a mixed-media contemporary artist in the Bay Area. Raquel draws inspiration from her grandmother, who created textile art, made beautiful scrapbooks, and crafted ornaments every year for Christmas. 

    Raquel’s college boyfriend’s mother was a printmaker. She influenced Raquel so much that Raquel pursued a degree in printmaking. Now, every piece of art that Raquel creates is infused with a story. 

    In this episode, Raquel and I have a conversation in my studio while we’re creating. Join us by bringing along a sketchbook or something you are working on, and allow yourself to be inspired to create something new. 

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    LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…

    [2:31] Working with mixed medium elements 

    [7:33] How Raquel’s grandmother influenced her art 

    [10:38] Love in the Time of Cholera 

    [16:15] Why Raquel’s art has evolved 

    [26:14] Why gallery shows aren’t for everyone 

    [32:45] What inspires Raquel?

    [38:57] What Raquel learned from loss

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    RESOURCES MENTIONED

    Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez: 

    Apply

    Gabilan Cattle Company: https://www.gabilancattlecompany.com/

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    CONNECT WITH RAQUEL BALDOCCHI

    www.raquelbaldocchi.com

    IG @raquelbaldocchi

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    CONNECT WITH NICHOLAS WILTON AND ART2LIFE:

    Get the Free COLOR TIPS PDF: https://workshop.art2life.com/color-tips-pdf-podcasts/ 

    Follow the Sunday Art2Life Vlog: https://art2life.lpages.co/sign-up-for-the-a2l-vlog/ 

    Follow Nicholas Wilton's Art on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicholaswilton/ 

    Follow Art2Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/art2life_world/?hl=en 

    Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Art2Life 

    #Art2Life #FineArt #AbstractArt #ModernArt #Contemporary

    12 June 2024, 10:00 am
  • 41 minutes 35 seconds
    Standing for You - Louise Fletcher - Ep 129

    https://Art2Life.com - Louise Fletcher is an artist and teacher, gifted at helping her students connect with their emotions and unleash their artistic voice. But she wasn’t always aware of her gift.

    She genuinely thought she had no artistic talent because she couldn’t sit in front of a canvas and execute a vision. When she learned that she could play with paint, and find joy in the process, it changed everything.

    In this heartfelt conversation, we uncover the depths of finding one’s self-worth and embrace the concept that we must express every emotion in our art and life.

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    LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…

    How I met Louise Fletcher [1:17]

    Discovering a love for painting [3:05] 

    Finding purpose in painting [7:56] 

    The art of finding your self-worth [13:57] 

    Art mimics life and life mimics art [16:54]

    Standing for You: Expressing anger [26:16] 

    How Louise helps students achieve authenticity [30:58] 

    The process of the Creative Visionary Program [34:40] 

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    RESOURCES MENTIONED

    Taylor Swift’s Mad Woman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DP4q_1EgQQ

    Esalen: https://www.esalen.org/

    Georgina Noel: https://www.georginanoel.com/

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    CONNECT WITH LOUISE FLETCHER

    Louise Fletcher Art: https://www.louisefletcherart.com

    Follow on Instagram: http://@louisefletcher_art

    Art Juice Podcast: https://www.louisefletcherart.com/podcast

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    CONNECT WITH NICHOLAS WILTON AND ART2LIFE:

    Get the Free COLOR TIPS PDF: https://workshop.art2life.com/color-tips-pdf-podcasts/ 

    Follow the Sunday Art2Life Vlog: https://art2life.lpages.co/sign-up-for-the-a2l-vlog/ 

    Follow Nicholas Wilton's Art on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicholaswilton/ 

    Follow Art2Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/art2life_world/?hl=en 

    Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Art2Life 

    #Art2Life #FineArt #AbstractArt #ModernArt #Contemporary

    8 May 2024, 10:00 am
  • 36 minutes 41 seconds
    Becoming Your Art with Nicholas Wilton - Ep 128

    https://Art2Life.com - What does the journey of bringing your art to life look like? How does the process of creating inform who you are becoming? The truth is that you are a work of art. With every brushstroke, you’re becoming what you’re created to be. And that energy will show up in your art. In this episode of Art2Life, I’ll walk you through the three stages of creating powerful art. 

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    LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…

    Stage #1: Intellectually understanding your art [4:15]

    Stage #2: Embodying your art [11:52] 

    Stage #3: Becoming your art [25:00] 

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    CONNECT WITH NICHOLAS WILTON AND ART2LIFE:

    Get the Free COLOR TIPS PDF: https://workshop.art2life.com/color-tips-pdf-podcasts/

    Follow the Sunday Art2Life Vlog: https://art2life.lpages.co/sign-up-for-the-a2l-vlog/

    Follow Nicholas Wilton's Art on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicholaswilton/

    Follow Art2Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/art2life_world/?hl=en

    Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Art2Life

    3 April 2024, 10:00 am
  • 1 hour 4 minutes
    Fan Favorite Replay: Don’t Be a Baby and Keep Making Your Art – Jerry Saltz

    https://Art2Life.com - In this special throwback episode of Art2Life, we revisit one of our most beloved conversations with award-winning art critic Jerry Saltz. 

    Making art is hard enough, but hearing from others whether it is good or not is especially so. Every artist I know already has, hard-wired within them, a pretty tough critic. I certainly do. So I never have been particularly drawn to listening to more of them. I know, of course, art criticism is essential in the art world. I get all that, but truthfully, I have always been a little leery of outside criticism in case it made me stop making art. It feels safer to hear more from those who are actually making art. They were the ones I thought whose voices mattered. At least for me. 

    But today you are going to meet an art critic. But not the kind I imagined. Not at all. His name is Jerry Saltz. He is the Pulitzer Prize-winning, senior art critic and columnist for New York Magazine. He has a bajillion followers on Instagram and is a New York Times bestselling author. He also cares a ton about art and especially artists. Which isn’t surprising because he was one. He switched mid-career because, ironically, his inner critic wouldn’t leave him alone, and it all became too much. 

    Jerry is whip-smart, funny, and at times, daringly truthful. But this is what I love about him: he just tells the truth. Or rather his truth. That is rare these days. Jerry is the artist's art critic. He is so on our side and wants nothing more for us than to simply stay together and above all else, to keep making our art. Join me now for this startlingly vulnerable and caring conversation about art and life with one of the most revered voices in the art world: Jerry Saltz.

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    LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…

    How Jerry became a bestselling author and why you need to read his books [3:19]

    Becoming a different kind of artist and recognizing the respect in art criticism [15:05]

    Why artists need one another [25:48]

    Making an enemy of envy and why we need to just keep making our art [32:01]

    Where Jerry feels the art world is heading [39:15]

    Jerry’s advice for artists when they receive criticism and the time Jerry criticized my work [46:47]

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    CONNECT WITH JERRY SALTZ

    Jerry’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jerrysaltz/ 

    Riverhead Book’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/riverheadbooks 

    Art is Life (Book): https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/612485/art-is-life-by-jerry-saltz/ 

    How to Be an Artist (Book): https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/612484/how-to-be-an-artist-by-jerry-saltz/9780593086469/

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    CONNECT WITH NICHOLAS WILTON AND ART2LIFE:

    Get the Free COLOR TIPS PDF: https://workshop.art2life.com/color-tips-pdf-podcasts/ 

    Follow the Sunday Art2Life Vlog: https://art2life.lpages.co/sign-up-for-the-a2l-vlog/ 

    Follow Nicholas Wilton's Art on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicholaswilton/ 

    Follow Art2Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/art2life_world/?hl=en 

    Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Art2Life

    27 March 2024, 10:00 am
  • 52 minutes 13 seconds
    Finding Clarity - Noah Woods - Ep 126

    https://Art2Life.com - Artists are always asking questions. When you’re always questioning, it’s only natural that a lack of clarity arises. Your soul is always pulling you to the unknown.

    We’re living in a world where opportunities are boundless. The curiosity to see what’s possible is a driving force. When you’re in congruence with who you are and what you’re making, it’s the best feeling in the world. And when the expression doesn’t match the creature, you must change. 

    Clarity is found through missteps, adventures, and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone to see a world of possibilities. In this conversation, Noah and I walk through the journey of finding clarity in life and art.

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    LISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN…

    Why finding clarity is a life-long process [3:18]

    Gaining clarity through missteps and adventures [8:46] 

    Why Noah read obituaries, memoirs, and biographies [19:10]

    Surviving times when we got it all wrong [25:40] 

    Push yourself outside your comfort zone to gain clarity [31:44] 

    How others help us see the world of possibilities [44:05] 

    Gaining clarity comes from experimentation [46:19] 

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    RESOURCES MENTIONED

    Tom Stanley Art: https://www.tomstanleyart.com/

    David Hockney’s Biography: https://www.amazon.com/David-Hockney-christopher-simon-sykes/dp/0385535902/

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    CONNECT WITH NOAH WOODS

    Noah’s portfolio: https://www.noahwoods.com/

    Connect on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/noahwoods__/

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    CONNECT WITH NICHOLAS WILTON AND ART2LIFE:

    Get the Free COLOR TIPS PDF: https://workshop.art2life.com/color-tips-pdf-podcasts/

    Follow the Sunday Art2Life Vlog: https://art2life.lpages.co/sign-up-for-the-a2l-vlog/

    Follow Nicholas Wilton's Art on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicholaswilton/

    Follow Art2Life on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/art2life_world/?hl=en

    Subscribe on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Art2Life

    20 March 2024, 10:00 am
  • 54 minutes 51 seconds
    The Magic of Belonging - Chérie Healey - Ep 125

    “My calling is to help you answer yours.” – Chérie Healey

    Chérie believes that we all have a calling that we have to answer in this life. If we simplify it down to its essence, we are supposed to be ourselves, with all of our flaws, traumas, and wounds. Her purpose is to help people step into being all the way themselves. 

    Chérie is an Executive Coach and Brand Strategist for women leaders. She’s guided great Leaders for over 25 years at Google, YouTube, Paramount, Nike, Apple, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and more.

    Chérie has created and cultivated a community to encourage and strengthen, a safe place to build relationships and push each other toward purpose. In this conversation, Chérie shares how she helps women recapture themselves, guides them toward their purpose, and how the right community can transform your life.

    Listen if you are interested in...
    • Chérie’s purpose on this planet [5:18] 
    • Helping people make their life a work of art [8:33] 
    • Helping women recapture themselves [13:27] 
    • Guiding people toward their intuition [26:07] 
    • How the right community can transform your life [40:22] 
    Resources & People Mentioned Connect with Chérie Healey Connect with Nicholas Wilton and Art2Life

    Get the Free COLOR TIPS PDF here

    Subscribe to Art2Life on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts

    13 March 2024, 10:00 am
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