This is the final episode of season one of the JO Podcast.
On this episode the mic is being turned over to Jeremy Reeves of the Goodvoice Group (episode 14) and he is interviewing Kelly and Jeanne Oliver.
Jeremy asked so many thoughtful questions and many things that Kelly and Jeanne are answering for the first time on air.
This episode is all about running a business together, day to day schedules, overcoming hardships, what motivates each of them for success and more.
This was a really fun interview that we hope you enjoy too.
This is the final episode of season one of the JO Podcast. On this episode the mic is being turned over to Jeremy Reeves of the Goodvoice Group (episode 14) and he is interviewing Kelly and Jeanne Oliver. Jeremy asked so many thoughtful questions and many things that Kelly and Jeanne are answering for the first time on air. This episode is all about running a business together, day to day schedules, overcoming hardships, what motivates each of them for success and more. This was a really fun interview that we hope you enjoy too.
Podcast 027 | Turning Over the Mic with Kelly and Jeanne Oliver
3:00 “I found some friends but not the friends I was supposed to be meeting, and then in
walks Kelly with a group of people, and I said, ‘Well, hello, welcome to my future husband.”
4:06 “We ended up talking the rest of the night, and we went on our first official date the next
9:45 “What we’ve accomplished together all comes from Jeanne’s ideas and experience…”
12:19 “The conversations would come after there was a response. After we did that first online
course and we had such a huge response to it, it was something we couldn’t not pay attention
13:19 “It was honestly always Kelly’s heart to be supportive and when we found things
working, to move together in that way.”
14:15 “It’s not just about you and what you need to do a good job, it’s what does that other
person also need so they can feel like they’re being successful, and that takes a lot of work.”
18:54 “The only reason it works is you have to have a bigger picture.”
20:41 “The joy of creating itself has brought deep creativity throughout almost anything.”
22:28 “Solving things and making things work became my passion…That merged into what
Jeanne and I do: I get to do my passion everyday.”
37:12 “There’s a couple of things I am pretty adamant about: I’m adamant about a quitting
time…and we get out and walk everyday.”
41:22 “You pick the time of day when your brain is functioning the best and knock out the
things that are going to take the most energy for thinking or problem solving.”
46:37 “When I say ‘walk out’ I just mean show up and for most of us that can mean maybe pull
yourself out of a hole, it could mean crawl your next step. For most of us the ‘walking out’ is not
running, it is literally ‘I don’t know what is next beyond this next step.’”
49:55 “For me, it is from 9 to 11, I show up in my studio, and even if I sit and sweep the floors,
maybe by the end of the time of me being in the studio, maybe I’ll know one mark I want to do
50:43 “This business literally has grown not from inspiration striking and everything being in
line…but that we got to work, and really beautiful things were borne from it.”
53:51 “When you have something that is pulling you that’s not just about yourself, that’s the
biggest thing to get you to show up and do the work and do hard things and dig for your
56:20 “I want for Kelly, for my kids, for anybody else that’s on our team to know, I don’t care
how crazy it might sound, you might have the next big something that could really change how
we are able to serve our customers better. If we fail, it means we tried.”
1:01:02 “If people are not walking out their own giftings, I know that not just are they missing
out, but people around them are missing out of the gift of what they have to bless other people with.”
Jeanne Oliver grew up in rural Illinois and now resides in Castle Rock, CO. She is inspired by our personal stories, travel, and nature.
Jeanne uses art to tell her current stories and also those of growing up among gravel roads, cornfields and early life surrounded by open spaces. Through mark making, layers and mixed media, she hopes to convey that we all have a story to tell.
Jeanne is married to her dream maker, Kelly, and the mother of three funny and creative children. She homeschools her children even though she has tried to get out of it a few times. You can often find her hiking, creating in her studio and finding an excuse to have another cup of coffee. She speaks and teaches all around the country and sometimes she even gets to cross the pond. She was told that she needed to find that one thing but she doesn’t like listening to directions so she embraces many loves and that has given her a sweet mash-up of family, art, and travel. Connecting with women and sharing that each of us has been creatively made is one of her passions.
Is your business aligned with how you want your life to look and feel? Many creative business owners feel trapped and overwhelmed by the business that was supposed to add more freedom to their lives. You didn’t take the risk of starting a business just to end up in the same place, or worse – moving in the opposite direction of the life you want.
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