A PODCAST ∙ BOOK ∙ RESOURCE FOR CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS

We are Being Boss

Being Boss is owning who you are, knowing what you want, and actually making it happen.

Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson, self-proclaimed “business besties” and hosts of the top-ranked podcast “Being Boss,” know what it takes to launch your own business, do the work, and be boss in work and life. Both successful independent business owners, Emily and Kathleen started the podcast in January of 2015 to talk shop and share their combined expertise with other creative entrepreneurs.

Now with over hundreds of episodes and over 3 million downloads, they have a dedicated global audience tuning in weekly for their from-the-trenches advice and illuminating interviews with experts including Brené Brown, Melissa Hartwig of The Whole 30, Jasmine Star, Lisa Congdon, Ramit Sethi, and dozens of others. Every week they offer up practical business advice along with inspiring tips for living well in the form of a fun conversation between friends, always with a good hit of humor.

AS FEATURED ON:

“BEING BOSS IN WORK AND LIFE, IS BEING IN IT. IT’S BEING WHO WE ARE, DOING THE WORK, BREAKING SOME RULES, AND EVEN THOUGH WE EACH HAVE TO DO IT ON OUR OWN – KNOWING WE’RE IN IT TOGETHER.”

– EMILY THOMPSON & KATHLEEN SHANNON | BEING BOSS®

“IF YOU WANT TO BE BOSS,
YOU HAVE TO DO THE WORK.”

MEET EMILY

Emily Thompson founded Indie Shopography, a design and strategy studio for creative small business owners, in 2009. Emily has worked to help retail-ers, makers, coaches, and designers develop an online business model, strategize and launch websites, and grow their business online.

“YOU CAN BUILD A BUSINESS
BY BEING WHO YOU ARE.”

MEET KATHLEEN

Kathleen Shannon is the founder of Braid Creative and Consulting, a boutique branding agency and consultancy she co-owns with her sister. Together they have helped thousands of creative entrepreneurs authentically brand and position themselves as creative experts.

“IF YOU WANT TO BE BOSS,
YOU HAVE TO DO THE WORK.”

MEET EMILY

Emily Thompson founded Indie Shopography, a design and strategy studio for creative small business owners, in 2009. Emily has worked to help retail-ers, makers, coaches, and designers develop an online business model, strategize and launch websites, and grow their business online.

“YOU CAN BUILD A BUSINESS
BY BEING WHO YOU ARE.”

MEET KATHLEEN

Kathleen Shannon is the founder of Braid Creative and Consulting, a boutique branding agency and consultancy she co-owns with her sister. Together they have helped thousands of creative entrepreneurs authentically brand and position themselves as creative experts.

“If Magic Lessons [from Elizabeth Gilbert] gets your creatives juices flowing, Being Boss will help you figure out how to get paid for it. Started by friends and creative powerhouses Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson, this podcast offers advice to creative entrepreneurs seeking to turn their passions into a paycheck. Aspring moguls can reap lessons on topics like staying organized, setting up a home office, and figuring out how to take a vacation. It may sound daunting, but as the two hosts promise, it is ‘so doable – if you do the work.’”

– REFINERY 29

“Emily + Kathleen have an honest, down-to-earth approach to life and work. The aren’t afraid to ask hard questions about how to deal with the messy parts of business and stay connected to the purpose and passion of your dream career.”

– HUFFINGTON POST

“The brains behind this amazing show are Kathleen Shannon, a designer and work/life-sharer who ‘coaches creatives to show more of who they are,’ and Emily Thompson, also a designer. The two have come together to make an inspiring space for creative business owners, with their simple motto of ‘being the boss’ carried through in their maker-focused podcasts.”

– BRIT + CO