Podcast Episode #3 // Redefining Professional

Podcast Episode #3 // Redefining Professional

In this episode Kathleen and Emily talk about what it means to be professional and making your own rules when you are your own boss.

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Topics discussed:

  • Kathleen shares how her dreadlocks have affected her business
  • Emily & Kathleen talk about redefining professional with your personal style
  • Beyond style, Emily & Kathleen discuss our own professional boundaries and where we draw the line
  • Emily & Kathleen chat about what unprofessional looks like (like placing blame and making excuses)
  • Examples of things we do that might typically be considered unprofessional (like cussing and working from home)
  • How to blend who you are and what you do while remaining professional
  • A few tips and exercises on how you can actually redefine professional for yourself and bring more professionalism into your creative career.

Choose how you do business


'My hair doesn’t define how professional I am or am not.' -@andkathleen Click To Tweet 'Staying vague about money and how much you charge is unprofessional.' -@andkathleen Click To Tweet 'Being professional is not being afraid to ask the tough questions.' -@andkathleen Click To Tweet 'Redefine professional by making your own rules.' -@andkathleen Click To Tweet

Ash tough questions


'Being professional is one of those things I’ve had to redefine for myself.' -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet 'As creative entrepreneurs we get to choose how we do business.' -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet 'Taking things too personally can be a huge professional block.' -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet 'Never make assumptions on what your client considers professional.' -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet


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