"How to Run a Successful Business and Have It All - Health, Impact and Giving Back" with Wendy Yates
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030 - Her journey to the Inc. 5000 List (Ft. Happster Wendy Yates)
The What's Happyning Podcast
In today's episode - we get the rare treat of meeting one of Coach Jess's clients, Wendy Yates, just on the heels of achieving one of her big business goals! Making the Inc. 5000 List is a big deal (even outside of the business community) but the big question we all want to know is... HOW DID SHE DO IT? And more importantly - what does she have that I don't? Tune in to hear what it really looks like inside the emotional brain of an equally voracious and globally conscious CEO. Connect with Wendy: Instagram - @wendyayates / Email - Wendy@aeinteriorsinc.com Podcast - The Design Driven Life Website - https://aeinteriorsinc.com/ __________ Come chat with Jess on Instagram: @whatshappyningwjess Set up a free 20 Minute Mini-Session Other ways to work with Jess - www.whatshappyning.com Want the emails people are printing to hang on the fridge? Get in on Friday Feels. Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review (so I can get to know you, ya awesome listener you!)
Today we welcome Wendy Yates of Abigail – Elise Design Studio, a Colorado based interior design firm specializing in interiors and merchandising for commercial, hospitality and residential projects. In this episode we discuss Wendy’s career path to design and her unique approach to developing a business model that promotes wellness, balance, and adventure. We also talk about the joy and satisfaction of pursuing not just one but all of your passions in life, how to stop listening to society’s limitations, and honoring your inner humanitarian.
072 Part 2: Wendy Yates - On Changing the World with Lifestyle Design & Humanitarian Wellness Retreats
People of Purpose
In the second part of Wendy's podcast episode, Tanur Badgley will be wrapping up their conversation on Changing the World with Lifestyle Design & Humanitarian Wellness Retreats. Listen as they talk about bridging the gap between interior design and service volunteering, the feelings she has generated by doing what she does and what people have been missing out for not following their purpose, the personal challenges that stood within her way as she followed her purpose and her vision for the next 20 years. Get to know more about Wendy : ⬇️ SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS and WEBSITE Well Fit Human Website - www.wellfithuman.com/ Instagram - www.instagram.com/wellfithuman/ Abigail-Elise Design Studio Website - https://aeinteriorsinc.com/ Pinterest - www.pinterest.com/aeinteriors/ Instagram Portfolio - www.instagram.com/abigailelisedesignstudio/ Hustlers Instagram - www.instagram.com/aehustlers/ Listen as we talk about: 👂🏽 Bridging the gap between interior design and service volunteering The feelings she has generated by doing what she does and what people have been missing out for not following their purpose Personal challenges that stood within her way as she followed her purpose Her vision for the next 20 years. Connect with the PEOPLE OF PURPOSE community: ✔️ SUBSCRIBE TO THE PEOPLE OF PURPOSE PODCAST Go to our https://linktr.ee/PeopleofPurposePodcast to subscribe in your favorite listening platform. ✔️ RATE AND REVIEW OUR PODCAST CHANNEL Leaving a quick rating and a short review of how People of Purpose has impacted you is super helpful. Feedback from awesome people like you will help us know what People of Purpose has been doing great and what we can improve on. If you would like to know how to leave a review, here are the instructions. ✔️ HELP OUR COMMUNITY BY DONATING Lend us a hand in helping others find their purpose by donating to our podcast on Patreon.
072 Part 1: Wendy Yates - On Changing the World with Lifestyle Design & Humanitarian Wellness Retreats
People of Purpose
Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Wendy Yates grew up in the military and started doing design work in her early 20’s when a developer from the Big Island took a chance on her. While doing the model-home work it became apparent that she had a natural talent for visualizing a space from a floor plan. Her early mentorship was invaluable and eventually gave her the confidence and support she needed to start her own business, which truly began to flourish when she moved to Colorado. Throughout the years, Wendy has worked both independently and in collaboration with other designers, architects and developers on residential, hospitality and commercial projects. At one point, she owned and operated a showroom in Denver while also managing her design business based in Summit County. In 2009, Wendy founded Abigail-Elise Interiors, Inc which was more recently rebranded as Abigail-Elise Design Studio to encompass the larger scope of services that they offer. After a couple of decades of primarily doing interior design and development work, she realized that she wanted to offer something more, something that truly gave back to society in a bigger and more meaningful way. That’s something became Well Fit Human Retreat, LLC, founded in 2019, and it’s her way of bridging the gap between luxury living and social change. Beyond the chronological order of her life events, Wendy wants to share that at her core she is dedicated to living a life of purpose with the intention of reinventing how people see entrepreneurs in design. She is focused on building a company whose culture is rooted in the values of each individual as they interact with the whole so that together we are actively participating in positive change. Get to know more about Wendy : ⬇️ SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS and WEBSITE Well Fit Human Website - www.wellfithuman.com/ Instagram - www.instagram.com/wellfithuman/ Abigail-Elise Design Studio Website - https://aeinteriorsinc.com/ Pinterest - www.pinterest.com/aeinteriors/ Instagram Portfolio - www.instagram.com/abigailelisedesignstudio/ Hustlers Instagram - www.instagram.com/aehustlers/ Listen as we talk about: 👂🏽 Her mission as an entrepreneur, a visionary, and a leader The concept of design, how she got started into the interior design business, and how this path transitioned to something more purposeful How she manages to hustle between lifestyle/interior designing and humanitarian wellness retreats/volunteering How she gathers the best people to bring ideas to the community that will help make it better than it used to be Connect with the PEOPLE OF PURPOSE community: ✔️ SUBSCRIBE TO THE PEOPLE OF PURPOSE PODCAST Go to our https://linktr.ee/PeopleofPurposePodcast to subscribe in your favorite listening platform. ✔️ RATE AND REVIEW OUR PODCAST CHANNEL Leaving a quick rating and a short review of how People of Purpose has impacted you is super helpful. Feedback from awesome people like you will help us know what People of Purpose has been doing great and what we can improve on. If you would like to know how to leave a review, here are the instructions. ✔️ SHARE YOUR PURPOSE THROUGH OUR PODCAST To contact our team with a podcast opportunity, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interior Designer Wendy Yates and the Art of the Pivot | S25E5
The Chaise Lounge Podcast
Interior design is all about change—usually for the better.But what happens when obstacles present themselves, as they sometimes will, that require a design business to slowly or abruptly pivot? That’s what host Nick May and interior designer Wendy Yates—founder of Frisco, Colorado-based Abigail-Elise Design Studio—talk about in this honest, open-hearted episode of The Chaise Lounge podcast. Please join us! And let us know how you go about maintaining relationships, growing new business, and, yes, pivoting when fate throws you a curveball. We’d love to hear from you. The Launch: False Starts and Big HeartsWendy Yates, a native of Honolulu, Hawaii, has demonstrated her gutsy approach to the design business (and life in general) since her high school graduation in 1995, when she bucked the four-year college tradition, got a job, and started studies at her local community college. “What I knew about design as a high school student was what I knew from watching shows on HGTV,” says Wendy. “It didn’t seem super-accessible.” So, instead of studying design, she majored in art history, then theater, and then thought about being a physical therapist. “After two years, I dropped out and started a design business.” She’d moved to a small town in Colorado as a high-school junior, “met a boy,” and worked hard to make a life in a small town where there was really no money to be made as a designer. “But, thankfully, I had connections in Hawaii and some people who were willing to help me. And the ability to fly over there and stay there for a couple of months at a time.”The First Big Break“I was fortunate enough to have a developer in Hawaii take a chance on me and let me do a model home for him,” says Wendy. “So I would make my money there, and then come back and live in my small town in Colorado.” She convinced a local newspaper to do a story on her business and put a sign in her front yard advertising her fledgling design enterprise, but the only job leads that came of it were $10 an hour wallpaper hanging jobs or solicitations to decorate rooms for kids. “I had no credibility because I hadn’t gone to school,” Wendy admits. But she had natural talent and a work ethic that brought new opportunities. It was time to pivot.A Career Develops: First Job, First SuccessCommuting back and forth to the Big Island, Wendy worked closely with the residential and commercial developer who’d taken a chance on her. “He would have me do the model-home work,” Wendy recalls. “I’d go with him and his wife to the San Francisco Design Center, where we would pretty much do all the furnishing selections for the model homes. But all the fixed finishes—tile, lighting, flooring, cabinetry, everything from the ground up—we would do in Honolulu.Looking back, Wendy feels both gratitude and amazement at the latitude her mentors gave her to make selections for their properties. “I remember being surprised myself at how great my first model home turned out. I was like, I love it! I was 22 and super green,” she continues. “I had no knowledge of even fixed finishes. For me, design was décor—that’s how I understood it, not being trained. But I had organic natural ability and visualization.” Silencing Your Inner Critic“I could always visualize a space from a floor plan. I would see it in a 3D way. So I think that creative side of my brain is what gave me the leg up in being able to pull off something like that without any training,” says Wendy. After her first big project was complete and successfully sold throughout the development, she gained confidence in her design ability. But the “imposter syndrome” reared its head on occasion. After every job, she asked herself: Can I keep doing this thing? Is the next project going to be as great as this one? How am I going to get clients beyond this one person?If you’re a self-taught designer, chances are you’ve dealt with the same insecurities from time to time. But remember: On-the-job training is real training.
Claret & Conversation: Voices from the Creative Industry
Sweeten your January by listening to Clapham entrepreneur Wendy Yates discuss compotes, marmalades and ketchups and managing her own micro-business. Wendy Yates started her career in a very different industry: speech and language therapy. After spending five years studying, she entered the profession and slowly began to realise that it was not for her. She was faced with the decision of whether to maintain her stable job or strike out to find happiness in another area. Wendy credits the supportiveness of her partner with allowing her to make the jump to compote maker, and we are very glad she did! Growing up in the countryside on the border with Wales, Wendy was always surrounded by fresh produce and her mother's inspirational cooking. These influences helped to shape the values and ethos of Wendy’s company, Fruition Preserves. Wendy’s compotes are made using fresh ingredients, old-fashioned techniques and low sugar. Her products are so delicious that they have even won awards, with her Seville orange marmalade taking the bronze Marmalade Award. In this podcast, Katie and Wendy discuss the practicalities of being a sole-business owner. Together they examine the decision making behind growing a business, the trials and tribulations of marketing, and the power of good logo. They also discuss the importance of collaboration within the creative process and how feedback and inspiration are integral parts of creativity. Find Wendy's website here: http://fruitionpreserves.co.uk/ Learn more about Claret Press: https://www.claretpress.com/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClaretandConversation/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ClaretPress