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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Katie Wilson. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Katie Wilson, often where they are interviewed.

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13 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Katie Wilson. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Katie Wilson, often where they are interviewed.

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MOTHERS DAY SPECIAL FEAT ANGIE HILL & KATIE WILSON

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ME AN MY CO HOST J WILL INTRODUCE OUR FIRST GUESTS ANGIE HILL & KATIE WILSON AND DISCUSS MOTHERHOOD AND CO PARENTING AND LIFE WITH KIDS IN GENERAL IN THE COVID ERA! OUR GUESTS ALSO PARTICIPATE IN A CRAZY VERSION OF WOULD YOU RATHER

May 10 2020 · 1hr 11mins
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EP92: The Importance of School Meals with Dr. Katie Wilson, Executive Director of the Urban School Food Alliance

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“Schools are a gateway to changing the consumption habits surrounding fruits and vegetables in the United States.” 

Lori Taylor (13:12-13:26)

School meals are a vital part of creating an environment for students to succeed.

Dr. Katie Wilson, Executive Director of the Urban School Food Alliance, has a contagious passion for all things child nutrition and school food service. She and her team at the alliance pour countless hours and energy into making sure the children of some of the largest school districts in the world are receiving nutrient-dense, thoughtfully planned meals. They believe that “when students eat well, they do well in school.” 

The Urban School Food Alliance was established in 2012 when the six largest school districts in the country came together with a mission to use their collective experience and sheer numbers to make an impact in the school nutrition arena. 

“Schools are meant to teach kids, to get them ready for adulthood and to be successful in their lives and careers. The school nutrition program is no different.” - Dr. Katie Wilson (13:30-13:55) 

The Urban School Food Alliance serves 3.6 million meals per day - 635 million meals annually - in 12 of the largest school districts in the United States. To give some perspective on just how big these districts are, each district must enroll at least 50,000 students annually to be eligible for the alliance! 

The Alliance invests around $800 million in procurement each year, and $95 million of those dollars are spent investing in the local communities, providing locally sourced produce and grains to schools. They are dedicated to changing policy, and leveraging their influence to increase quality and lower cost because they believe wholeheartedly that nutritious school meals are a vital component to a child’s success in school and in life. 

The districts in this alliance are passionate about making sure students have access to best quality food, and they have made phenomenal progress for the school nutrition industry. This is the organization that went after antibiotic free chicken for school lunches. Their effort not only affected the meals our schools serve children each day, but you can thank them for the antibiotic free chicken that is served in most fast food restaurants today. 

The missing piece in our education programs.

Schools are meant to educate children, and the school nutrition program is a piece of that education puzzle that is often missing. 

There are so many opportunities within schools to introduce children to a wide variety of produce and encourage lifelong healthy eating habits. 

Some schools in the Urban School Food Alliance have incorporated a “Produce of the Month” program. Local grocery stores in the area have even been included, so they can make sure to supply the produce item being highlighted. This is a fantastic opportunity for the child to have the opportunity to educate the family! 

Some districts are also being intentional to incorporate new cultural food experiences in their school. Food has a powerful way of bringing people of all ethnicities and countries of origin together. Stories of children new to the country, finding comfort in a familiar meal that is shared with new classmates have shown the power of connection that is found when we introduce students to new experiences and educate them on the value of culture. 

“School meals are the best safety net this country has to teach children health and wellness.” - Dr. Katie Bell. (21:30-21:39)

Make a difference in your child’s school. 

School lunches often get a bad wrap. You may fear your child won’t get a nutritious, quality meal from the cafeteria. 

Here are a few things to consider. 

  • Investigate. There’s a great chance that there are more options available for your child than you are currently aware of. Often, schools have a fresh fruit and veggie bar available to students. Take the time to introduce yourself to the staff that is serving the children of your school each day. Do some investigating and don’t just believe everything you read.  

  • Participate. If you find that your school isn’t up to par with your expectations, it’s important to recognize that this program needs participation to be successful. When you simply withhold’s participation in the program, you’re contributing to the inability for the nutrition program to meet the needs of your child.  

  • You have the power as a parent to evoke change in your district! The local food program can only be as good as the local administration gives support for. Share your needs, and join with other parents who feel the same. 

  • Contact your legislature and let them know that school nutrition is important! Moves like this can increase funding and increase the value of the nutrition for your child’s school.  

At The Produce Moms, we strongly believe that school meals are one of the best investments for the health and wellbeing of our children. The Urban School Food Alliance is leading the way in making incredible, positive changes in our school lunch programs around the nation. 

How to get involved

  • Join The Produce Moms Group on Facebook and continue the discussion every week! 
  • Reach out to us - we’d love to hear more about where you are in life and business! Find out more here

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Apr 01 2020 · 23mins
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129 | Owning 2 brick & mortar shops and wholesale business with Katie Wilson, Crush, Touch & The Good Twin

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This week on Proof to Product we’re bringing you not just one, but TWO episodes with two special Paper Camp Alumni who are sharing what it’s like to run a manufacturing business and brick and mortar retail shops simultaneously. Today on Episode 129, Katie Wilson, founder of The Good Twin, and owner of two Los Angeles-based retail shops, Crush and Touch, returns to the show to share what it’s like to be a buyer, how being a retailer has changed over the years, and how she markets her own wholesale line to other buyers.

You might remember Katie from Episode 6 of Proof to Product where she first shared her startup story with us. If you haven’t heard that episode yet, it’s definitely worth heading back for a listen. Katie’s had an amazing business journey, and over the years, she has been a contributor to many tradeshow recap episodes, a frequent speaker at our Paper Camp conference and an incredible mentor to many in our industry. We’re thrilled to have Katie back today to share more of her experience and we hope you take away some great nuggets of advice. Coming up tomorrow, Episode 130 with Meg Sutton of Belle & Union.

ON TODAY’S EPISODE: 

-       Katie’s first shop

-       What inspired her to expand

-       The types of products sold at Crush and Touch

-       How Katie decides what to stock

-       Dealing with concerns about competition

-       Forging a unique experience for customer retention

-       Calculating risk

-       The importance of knowing what you want & need

-       Making the most of handiwork & imagination

-       Startup costs and maximizing labor hours vs dollars

-       Planning for the best and the worst

-       The do’s and don’ts of pitching and presenting to stores

-       Reframing failure to make improvements 

KEY TAKE-AWAYS:  

“I smash everything in, and I get it all done, and I really love it, but it's amazing how much your hours in a day can expand if you need them to.” -  Katie Wilson

“Sometimes when we want to do something, we kind of undermine ourselves in terms of how much work, how much time, how much energy this really, truly takes.” – Katie Hunt 

“I actually carry nail polish, because I'm a big proponent of nail art is actual art.” – Katie Wilson

“It's a very fun little baby, but it's a totally different side of my brain that I have to access to run it.”  ¬- Katie Wilson

“I love the things that I make, but I'm really passionate about a lot of the things that my friends make, or other people that I admire make.” – Katie Wilson 

“I'm okay with a healthy amount of financial risk. But in terms of the entrepreneurs that I know, I would say that I tend to go small and steady versus just jumping in with both feet.” – Katie Wilson

“My mantra is, always play the long game. You want to make sure that you know what's right for you, that you know what you need, and what your expectations are out of your businesses, and what you need to survive, and also what you need to be happy. Because those are two different things.” – Katie Wilson

“That initial push is a lot of money, and you got to stock that store, and even if you're doing bonkers business, that's a slow game to earn that money back.”  ¬- Katie Wilson 

“I always plan for my absolute worst month, and I say like, "Okay, if I can run on this, then I can do anything,” – Katie Wilson. 

“I'm living out here. I'm just trying to do my thing, and not to hurt your feelings, but I have days when I'm back there, I'm not wearing lipstick. Don't call me. I don't want to see you right now. I'm not public ready.” – Katie Wilson 

“If you are going out and leaving samples, or if you're mailing samples to stores, only send two to three at most. Do not send your entire product line, especially if you're selling something other than paper products.” – Katie Hunt

“Following up is key. And so is taking cues.” – Katie Wilson

“Just remember that everyone's human, the buyers are human, we're human. Sometimes we need those reminders.” – Katie Wilson

“That not so good stuff is how we make improvements, and it's how we build stronger business. So they're not failures. It's just another way to expand what we're doing and do it well.”  - Katie Hunt

LINKS

Website: http://thegoodtwin.co

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegoodtwinco/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegoodtwinco/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thegoodtwinco

 

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Proof to Product is hosted by Katie Hunt. Since 2011, Proof to Product has worked with thousands of product based businesses to help them up level, scale, and build profitable sustainable companies. You can find our show notes and additional resources at ProofToProduct.com. If you like what you heard today, please head over to Apple Podcast to leave a five star review and subscribe. Thanks so much for listening. We'll be back next week with a new episode!

Oct 29 2019 · 38mins
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Upisode #36: Katie Wilson

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Transit Riders' Union General Secretary Katie Wilson swings by and talks about growing up in Binghamton, NY, settling down in Seattle based on the killer library resources, and the paradoxes of labor organizing in the age of global capital. She explains the challenge inherent in convincing low-income members that transit funded by one of the most regressive tax schemes in the country is still worth it, and adds her voice to the growing chorus in support of the MASS campaign.
Nov 26 2018 · 35mins
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Interview with Katie Wilson

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Mar 13 2018 · 47mins
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Kids Forum - Katie Wilson (NLC 2018 Seminar)

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A collection of seminar talks from the Vineyard National Leaders' Conference 2018, including talks from Jon Tyson, John & Eleanor Mumford, Mike Pilavachi and many more. Recorded in January 2018 at Trent Vineyard church, Nottingham.
Feb 22 2018 · 52mins
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From the Archives | Katie Wilson, The Good Twin on trendsetting, sticking to your core values and the importance of slow sustainable growth

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Happy Holidays friends!  This episode with Katie Wilson of The Good Twin is a crowd favorite and I’m so excited for you to listen to it again!   Katie is one of our TSBC alumni and she has such a unique story and fresh perspective on small business life.  Katie is inspiring in how she runs her business; balancing her love of art and creativity with savvy business smarts.

I love sharing the stories of our alumni because it reminds us that there is no singular one way to run our businesses.  Katie reminds us that it’s ok to do our own thing, to forge our own path and to not fall into the comparison trap.  A #peptalk we all need at times.   Enjoy the show!

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Katie Wilson is the owner of The Good Twin, a stationery company known for its playful illustrations and hand-rendered type.  Katie’s story is a unique one in that The Good Twin is her second successful business in the stationery industry. On today's episode, Katie and I will talk about the pros and cons of being ahead of trends, the importance of slow sustainable growth and why we should never ever compare ourselves to other people's businesses.

ON TODAY’S EPISODE:

[01:00] Katie’s story & how she started The Good Twin. [04:30] Reflecting on brands that came before her in the stationery industry.[06:30] Getting back to the night time hustle of designing.[09:30] Winning the Paper Camp scholarship.[11:00] Exhibiting at NSS was a big scary unknown, lots to learn.[13:30] Katie’s inspiration when she’s creating new products[16:30] Being on the front end of a trend, the pros and cons[21:30] Finding manufacturers for new product lines.[22:00] Determining how much product to order & how much money to invest.[26:00] Manufacturing overseas & the debate of whether to go overseas.[30:00] Keeping open lines of communication with your buyers[32:00] Working with big box stores & how that helps fund new products for her business.[34:30] Appreciate your peers in the business, rely on them for support & share information.[35:30] Having slow, sustainable growth is essential.  Don’t compare yourself to others.[34:30] Building a business takes time, don’t rush it.[38:00] What’s next for The Good Twin[40:00] Deciding What to Delegate Course

[36:30] Focusing on the higher level, revenue generating projects and hiring for the rest.

KEY TAKE-AWAYS:

“ Sales rep knowledge is so valuable. They are on the ground with people just really getting it done.” - Katie Wilson

“You think it's fun to be on the front end of a trend, and be the cool kid. It's not.” - Katie Wilson

“It is scary to lay out that cash, out way at the beginning for something that you're not sure if it's gonna sell.” -Katie Hunt

“If you can't make your margins work on a reasonably small amount, you probably shouldn't be making the products.” -Katie Wilson

“If you shine, I shine.” - Katie Wilson

“Having slow, sustainable growth is so essential.” - Katie Wilson

LINKS:

Dude & ChickCrow & CanaryGreenwich Letterpress

Paper CampPinnacleDeFrance PrintingMama’s SauceBelle & Union Co.

TSBC Deciding What to Delegate Course - Free!

MEET KATIE WILSON:

Katie Wilson is the owner of The Good Twin, a stationery company known for playful illustrations and hand rendered type. With the help of her right hand pug, Peggy Day, Katie (who is really a twin, and a good one at that) has grown her Los Angeles based brand into a full line of greeting cards, office supplies, and enamel pins. She has over ten years of experience in the paper goods world, working as an illustrator, shopgirl, and co-founder before striking out on her own in 2014. After attending Paper Camp in September 2015, The Good Twin debuted at the National Stationery show in 2016.

Website: http://www.thegoodtwin.co/

Facebook: @thegoodtwinco

Instagram: @thegoodtwinco

Twitter: @thegoodtwinco

JOIN THE TSBC FAMILY:

Interested in learning more about launching or refining a wholesale line or exhibiting at trade shows?  Join us for our next Paper Camp conference in Los Angeles. Get more details and register at www.tradeshowcamp.com/papercamp

ABOUT PROOF TO PRODUCT:

Proof to Product is brought to you by Tradeshow Bootcamp and hosted by Katie Hunt. Since 2011, TSBC has worked with hundreds of product based businesses to help them up level, scale, and build profitable sustainable companies. You can find our show notes and additional resources at ProofToProduct.com. If you like what you heard today, please head over to Apple Podcast to leave a five star review and subscribe. Thanks so much for listening. We'll be back next week with a new episode.

Jan 04 2018 · 45mins
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Ep. 40 - Katie Wilson; OCD, Inpatient Treatment, & Hope

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When Katie was pregnant with her first child, she was diagnosed with OCD and signed herself in to an inpatient treatment program. Her OCD was mostly triggered by her career as a nurse (although in hindsight she can see signs of it in childhood memories) and the symptoms were completely incapacitating. Katie says that even though she hates having OCD, she's thankful that she can connect with other people who are suffering and that having a diagnosis gives her hope that she won't ever go to the uncontrolled dark place again.

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Aug 24 2017 · 29mins
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006 | Katie Wilson, The Good Twin on trendsetting, sticking to your core values and the importance of slow sustainable growth.

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For full show notes and access to additional resources for this episode, visit: prooftoproduct.com/006

Katie Wilson is the owner of The Good Twin, a stationery company known for its playful illustrations and hand-rendered type.  Katie’s story is a unique one in that The Good Twin is her second successful business in the stationery industry. On today's episode, Katie and I will talk about the pros and cons of being ahead of trends, the importance of slow sustainable growth and why we should never ever compare ourselves to other people's businesses.

ON TODAY’S EPISODE:

[01:00] Katie’s story & how she started The Good Twin. [04:30] Reflecting on brands that came before her in the stationery industry.[06:30] Getting back to the night time hustle of designing.[09:30] Winning the Paper Camp scholarship.[11:00] Exhibiting at NSS was a big scary unknown, lots to learn.[13:30] Katie’s inspiration when she’s creating new products[16:30] Being on the front end of a trend, the pros and cons[21:30] Finding manufacturers for new product lines.[22:00] Determining how much product to order & how much money to invest.[26:00] Manufacturing overseas & the debate of whether to go overseas.[30:00] Keeping open lines of communication with your buyers[32:00] Working with big box stores & how that helps fund new products for her business.[34:30] Appreciate your peers in the business, rely on them for support & share information.[35:30] Having slow, sustainable growth is essential.  Don’t compare yourself to others.[34:30] Building a business takes time, don’t rush it.[38:00] What’s next for The Good Twin[40:00] Deciding What to Delegate Course

[36:30] Focusing on the higher level, revenue generating projects and hiring for the rest.

KEY TAKE-AWAYS:

“ Sales rep knowledge is so valuable. They are on the ground with people just really getting it done.” - Katie Wilson

“You think it's fun to be on the front end of a trend, and be the cool kid. It's not.” - Katie Wilson

“It is scary to lay out that cash, out way at the beginning for something that you're not sure if it's gonna sell.” -Katie Hunt

“If you can't make your margins work on a reasonably small amount, you probably shouldn't be making the products.” -Katie Wilson

“If you shine, I shine.” - Katie Wilson

“Having slow, sustainable growth is so essential.” - Katie Wilson

LINKS:

Dude & ChickCrow & CanaryGreenwich Letterpress

Paper CampPinnacleDeFrance PrintingMama’s SauceBelle & Union Co.

TSBC Deciding What to Delegate Course - Free!

MEET KATIE WILSON:

Katie Wilson is the owner of The Good Twin, a stationery company known for playful illustrations and hand rendered type. With the help of her right hand pug, Peggy Day, Katie (who is really a twin, and a good one at that) has grown her Los Angeles based brand into a full line of greeting cards, office supplies, and enamel pins. She has over ten years of experience in the paper goods world, working as an illustrator, shopgirl, and co-founder before striking out on her own in 2014. After attending Paper Camp in September 2015, The Good Twin debuted at the National Stationery show in 2016.

Website: http://www.thegoodtwin.co/

Facebook: @thegoodtwinco

Instagram: @thegoodtwinco

Twitter: @thegoodtwinco

JOIN THE TSBC FAMILY:

Interested in learning more about launching or refining a wholesale line or exhibiting at trade shows?  Join us for our next Paper Camp conference in Los Angeles. Get more details and register at www.tradeshowcamp.com/papercamp

ABOUT PROOF TO PRODUCT:

Proof to Product is brought to you by Tradeshow Bootcamp and hosted by Katie Hunt. Since 2011, TSBC has worked with hundreds of product based businesses to help them up level, scale, and build profitable sustainable companies. You can find our show notes and additional resources at ProofToProduct.com. If you like what you heard today, please head over to Apple Podcast to leave a five star review and subscribe. Thanks so much for listening. We'll be back next week with a new episode.

May 30 2017 · 44mins
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Katie Wilson

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Today we have talk to our women crush Katie Wilson! Topics we cover: - Females in the fitness world - Science vs. "Feeling" - How to find quality information - #breakthefitspocycle - Working with 1st Phorm - Finding her WHY Contact Katie: www.katiewilsonfitness.com @katiewilsonfitness Contact us: Championchat360@gmail.com @championchat360 Danika: passionn84life@gmail.com @passionn84life Kristy: www.kristyleconte.com @kristyleconte.com Like. Rate. Review. Share.
Apr 17 2017 · 54mins
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