Hear from Erik and Joanna Olsen, founders of Whirly Board, a startup company that began in a small-town Wisconsin garage in 2014 and founded on the belief that time spent riding a board is directly proportional to quality of life. And we talk about that, but also about how these two entrepreneurs, who are also married and parents of two, balance work, life, growth, and their own health and sense of purpose. This is a great episode for anyone who wants to chase their dreams and needs a dose of inspiration to go for it!
Check 'em out at https://whirlyboard.com/
Proving that it’s never too late to pursue a passion, my guest today is an Army Reservist, a philanthropist, a pianist, and mixed media artist with a gift that you have to see. I’m happy to introduce today, Quia Z. Atkinson.
I first learned about Quia when I started seeing her art on Facebook. .
And she is on a mission to brighten the world one painting at a time. Atkinson has always been on the move. Growing up with two parents in the Marines, she had attended eleven schools by the time she was in high school and lived in locales as exotic as Rabat, Morocco, and Norway, and as familiar as Virginia, Illinois, and New York.
She earned a degree in Healthcare Management and Military Science and served in the Army Reserves. She plays classical piano. But she never considered art as a career until she was seeking something that would nurture a sense of identity, saying, “I had never considered becoming a professional artist; it has been an evolution by accident.”
See her amazing art at https://qzdesigngallery.com/
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