Lauren Kane first experienced the desert as a kid, with family trips to the Pioneertown ranch of family friends. Growing up only an hour away from Joshua Tree there were also frequent family day trips to Joshua Tree Natioanl Park. Though there were also family trips to Los Angeles and Palm Springs, the hi – desert became home, a place Lauren felt drawn to. Lauren continued those trips with her then boyfriend/now husband, taking their first camping trip together in the national park almost 12 years ago. When they started looking for a place to make their own home, they knew the only way they'd be able to move to the hi-desert hinged on Lauren’s husband finding a job in the low desert. As is sometimes does, desert magic took over and as soon as they began looking for a house a job opened up for him, making the move possible. Lauren’s business, Precious Creature, involves a gentle, loving practice of preserving the memory of a beloved pet through the process of taxidermy. Lauren is no stranger to working in the death business. Just after high school, thinking she wanted to be an embalmer or funeral director, Lauren had an opportunity to work in a funeral home, While there she found herself subjected to some stodgy ideas and misogynistic attitudes which got her thinking, ‘maybe this isn’t what I want to do'. While volunteering at the San Bernardino County Natural History museum, Lauren became interested in taxidermy. A museum co-worker intimated she had preserved one of the owls on display. Lauren became completely entranced. She picked up a book to study taxidermy and began collecting the supplies required to get started. While the rest of her family wasn't so sure about the taxidermy route, Lauren is grateful to her grandfather for not only supporting her in this journey, but for offering his garage as a workshop and his freezer to store Lauren's first attempt: a bird. Through this process, Lauren remembered her favorite part of the funeral home job was helping the grieving families. With a sense that she wanted to work in death care, she had the idea that she could offer taxidermy as a service to grieving pet owners. In this episode, Lauren opens up about her anxiety around the mortality and the death experience and believes her lifelong fascination and interest in what comes after life has inspired her to do this work. If you’re interested in taxidermy for your pet, Lauren offers information about how to prepare your pet for this process. And some comforting was to make the preparation easier on yourself. Lauren also walks us through a high-level description of the process that happens once a pet is delivered to Lauren through completed taxidermy. Visit Lauren's website for more information: http://www.preciouscreaturetaxidermy.com/ Or follow her on Instagram: @preciouscreature
HSI18: Owning your pitches to raise capital to scale with Lauren Kane
How She Owns It
This week on How She Owns it- a podcast dedicated to female entrepreneurs and boss moms to leave their nine to five, I am so excited to have an inspiring women entrepreneur that is KILLING it at online business. I’m so excited for you to hear this podcast with Lauren Kane. She is a Pitch Strategist and Founder of VC Worthy Business By the end of this episode, you’ll learn… Helping female entrepreneurs develop an attention-grabbing pitch that investors can't ignore. Taking what she knows from being on the investor side of the table and bringing that knowledge to help support female entrepreneurs looking for investor capital. She also supports female entrepreneurs as an Angel Investor. How she has worked with female entrepreneurs for the past decade. Spending six years as Director of Operations/Fund Administrator for one of the nation’s largest Angel Groups, Golden Seeds. During her time at Golden, Seeds she worked with over 100 female founders. Prior to Golden Seeds, she worked in banking with Bank of America, PNC, and a small local community bank. She also spent time consulting with small businesses. Connect with Pauline! ✨Instagram: instagram.com/ceopaulinemalubay 💫 Join a collective of CEOs & the Podcast Insiders Group www.facebook.com/groups/howsheownsit Connect with Pauline on LinkedIn! www.linkedin.com/in/paulinemalubay You can connect with Lauren here: www.vcworthybusiness.com https://www.facebook.com/vcworthybusiness/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-kane/ https://www.instagram.com/laurenkanevcwb/?hl=en
Lauren Kane spent years with Golden Seeds. She shares how she learned how to work with female founders through the Golden Seeds platform. "It's inherently hard for women to fundraise." Learn about how she's driven to support women entrepreneurs find capital through her own consulting business today and her experiences on the journey.
EP 16 Lauren Kane: How To Get Through The VC Gatekeepers
Marketing to Millionaires
Lauren Kane is one of my clients who is enjoying great success because of what she learned in the Marketing to Millionaires program. Lauren has worked with female entrepreneurs for a decade. She spent six years as Director of Operations for one of the nation’s largest Angel Groups/early stage VC firms, Golden Seeds.After Lauren left Golden Seeds she decided that she wanted to continue to serve female founders, to take what she knew from being on the investor side of the table (especially now as an Angel Investor herself) and help founders be more strategic with their fundraising efforts.Lauren has successfully figured out how to do just that. Her clients get the attention of the right investors, in less time, which means they can focus on scaling their company.Lauren’s initial challenge was getting through the VC gatekeepers. The example of her story is so important, because if you are going to be marketing to affluent clientele, you need to know how to get through gatekeepers, whatever the business. When Lauren first started on her own she was calling herself a business coach for female entrepreneurs. The sales process was long and arduous. She struggled until she put into practice what she learned in my program.She shares:· How I helped Lauren find her genius zone in five minutes and why.· Without positioning she was not standing out from the competition.· She followed the Marketing to Millionaires plan and focused on only doing one step at a time.· She concentrated on creating a deeper relationship with her affluent clients. It’s the fastest path to the cash with affluent clientele and the return on investment is highly lucrative.· She made connections by thinking of it from a place of service, which made networking easier. · She continues relationship building. I’ll summarize with these three big takeaways:· Operate in your genius zone. · Be well positioned and clear on your ideal target client. · Use personal connections and continually nurture them.I hope you’ll be inspired by Lauren’s action steps and you’ll reach out to her in our Facebook group.Enjoy the show! Mentioned in This Episode The Marketing to Millionaires Success Circle on Facebook Connect with Lauren Website: https://vcworthybusiness.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vcworthybusiness Instagram: @laurenkanevcwb Connect with KellyWebsite www.MarketingToMillionairesPodcast.comFacebook www.facebook.com/officialkellyoneilInstagram www.instagram.com/officialkellyoneil/Linked In https://www.linkedin.com/in/officialkellyoneil/ Youtube https://www.youtube.com/c/KellyONeil Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dr. Lauren Kane practices as a Congenital Cardiac Surgeon at The Heart Center at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, University of Central Florida. Dr. Kane attended medical school at the University of Texas Houston and completed General Surgery Residency at University of Texas Southwestern Dallas. Following this she went on to complete a fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Emory University, and fellowship in Congenital Heart Surgery at University of Southern California at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. She has served as faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio and Baylor College of Medicine before her current position at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Dr. Kane serves as the President of the Women in Thoracic Surgery organization, is active in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, and was recently awarded the Carolyn Reed Traveling Scholarship, during which she gathered international surgical experience in her travels to India, Japan and England. Dr. Kane is chair of the patient education website for Society of Thoracic Surgeons and enjoys participating in the education of both patients and physicians.