The Speak Easy Podcast

By Jen Estill and Karen Stefl — creative studio entrepreneurs, brand and video experts, boss ladies, moms

Hi. Jen Estill and Karen Stefl here. In The Speak Easy Podcast, we share years of expertise in marketing, branding, video production, strategy—not to mention management, employee development, mentoring, sales, creativity, maintaining life balance, managing money, and.. you get the idea. It takes a lot to keep a couple of creative studios thriving. We developed this podcast after years of "how do you..." boss lady conversations. It was clear that if we were both in such similar places with regard to business growth, and personal growth, and work/life/motherhood/bossland balance, then other women may be, too. We'd been sharing confessions over cocktails for quite a while—solving problems, asking for advice, and whispering the secret fears and disappointments that successful women are never supposed to have. (You've had those, right? It's not just us?) Thus, Speak Easy was born. Our goal and our promise is to speak with honesty about the challenges that experienced women in the creative industry face. To create a community where we can support one another and abandon the mantra that we put on a good face and make it look like we have it all together, even when we don't. You can expect honesty, complete vulnerability and even a good laugh. And cocktails. You can expect cocktails.

  1. 1.
    Planning Your Next Year Like a Boss
    23:43
  2. 2.
    Building a Brand, Running Retail, and Placemaking for Community
    17:12
  3. 3.
    Linda Vail: Leading Through Crisis
    35:13
  4. 4.
    Women in Leadership: Where We Have the Edge
    17:37
  5. 5.
    Top 10 Things to Do When You Can’t Sleep at 3 in the Morning
    20:32
  6. 6.
    104: Things That Make Us Cry — Crying is a Communication Tool?
    18:04
  7. 7.
    103: The Value of Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship – Featuring Guest Amanda Blondeau
    30:36
  8. 8.
    102: Ego—When It Serves You and When You Stick It in the Closet
    20:35
  1. 9.
    101: I don't want your entitled kid to become my employee or client
    20:03
  2. 10.
    Our 100th Episode: Burning Questions
    33:41
  3. 11.
    99: The One That Got Away
    16:42
  4. 12.
    98: From Cashiers and Counselors to Entrepreneurs: Lessons From Our First Jobs
    20:03
  5. 13.
    97: Building Strong Relationships In Business and Beyond — Featuring Guest Barb Byrum
    36:26
  6. 14.
    Strategy Series 20: Creating Vs. Launching Your Brand
    7:45
  7. 15.
    96: Hiring Freelancers: When, Why, And How
    17:27
  8. 16.
    Strategy Series 19: Edutainment – Creating Captivating Educational Content
    8:12
  9. 17.
    95: Burnout and Boredom — How to Handle Feeling Blah
    17:37
  10. 18.
    94: When Business And Life Align — A Conversation With Karen
    19:17
  11. 19.
    Strategy Series 18: Branding Strong Cities
    6:31
  12. 20.
    93: Habits: The Good, The Bad, And The Weird
    30:21
  13. 21.
    Strategy Series 17: The Power Of 'What If—?'
    7:03
  14. 22.
    92: Yes, And — Guiding Creativity And Exploring Everything
    16:38
  15. 23.
    Strategy Series 16: Branding For Community Impact
    7:35
  16. 24.
    91: How To Happy (And Know It)
    21:08
  17. 25.
    Strategy Series 15: Honoring Efficacy and Efficiency
    6:10
  18. 26.
    90: Creating Credibility: How Trust And Success Go Hand In Hand
    17:09
  19. 27.
    89: Cracking The Glass Ceiling And The Work That's Left To Be Done
    18:38
  20. 28.
    Strategy Series 14: Sensory Branding
    7:42
  21. 29.
    88: How Inner Strength Propels Community Strength — Featuring Guest April Clobes
    36:55
  22. 30.
    Happy Holidays From The Speak Easy Podcast
    1:52
  23. 31.
    87: Moving Forward (Literally And Figuratively) — Part Two
    20:57
  24. 32.
    Strategy Series 12: How Animation Brings Video Marketing Plans To Life
    7:14
  25. 33.
    86: Moving Forward (Literally And Figuratively) — Part One
    18:28
  26. 34.
    85: Performing When The Pressure's On
    13:54
  27. 35.
    Strategy Series 11: A Post-Election Check In
    18:15
  28. 36.
    Strategy Series 10: Videos Work – Science Says So
    6:31
  29. 37.
    84: Innovation and Changes In Nonprofits – Featuring Guest Joan Gustafson
    36:15
  30. 38.
    Strategy Series 09: Cleaning Up Your Brand Language
    11:15
  31. 39.
    83: Back To Basics: B2B vs. B2C Communication
    12:11
  32. 40.
    Strategy Series 08: Growing Your Nonprofit With Video
    4:48
  33. 41.
    82: Quitting While You're Ahead: Knowing When To Stay Or Walk Away
    15:08
  34. 42.
    Strategy Series 07: Effective Outreach Through Marketing And Branding
    6:31
  35. 43.
    81: Waste Not, Want Not: How To Be Our Most Efficient And Effective Selves
    18:39
  36. 44.
    Strategy Series 06: Building Trust In Video
    7:06
  37. 45.
    80: Audiences, Flexibility, And The Future Of Public Broadcasting – Featuring Guest Susi Elkins
    43:03
  38. 46.
    Strategy Series 05: Defining Target Markets
    5:48
  39. 47.
    79: Lessons From A Global Pandemic
    16:58
  40. 48.
    Strategy Series 04: The Art Of Virtual Video Events
    6:03
  41. 49.
    78: Wanderlust, Our Wildest Dreams, and Why We Do What We Do
    20:54
  42. 50.
    Strategy Series 03: Leveraging Your Brand Values
    7:19

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