Episode 26

Better Together with Lisa Congdon and Clay Walsh

June 30, 2015

What happens when you go into creative entrepreneurship with your significant other? And what about when you’ve established a business as a creative solopreneur and then ask your significant other to quit a dreamy job and work with you? Today we’re talking with Lisa Congdon and Clay Walsh who did just that. Lisa is a full time working artist. You may have seen her work in Martha Stewart Living, The Land of Nod, at the Contemporary Jewish Museum and Bedford Gallery. Or you may know her from any of her five books including Art Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist and Whatever You Are Be A Good One. She also writes a daily blog about her work, life, and inspiration. And Clay is Lisa’s wife who has left her boss lady day job to work by Lisa’s side so that they can together build a business that neither of them could build as successfully on their own.

Episode Transcript
"Whatever your life is, whatever your experience is, your age is: own it. Make it a positive thing."
- Lisa Congdon

Discussed in this Episode

  • Having imposter syndrome as a creative entrepreneur
  • Leaving a dreamy job for entrepreneurship
  • How to work with someone when you're also in a relationship
  • Determining how to say yes or no to a new opportunity
  • Creating your own agenda as a boss and reminding yourself that you have control of how you spend your time

Resources Mentioned

Hosts + Guests

Emily Thompson
Emily Thompson


Almanac Supply Co

Kathleen Shannon
Kathleen Shannon


Braid Creative