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Finding Your Niche in Floral Design with Françoise Weeks

Françoise was born in Belgium but now resides in Portland, Oregon, where she works out of her studio and teaches online courses. She has crystalized her singular style of textural woodlands and botanical haute couture pieces, garnering a global following. Françoise has taught in many cities in the US and various countries around the world. Her dynamic work has been published in national and international magazines, and in December 2018 her book The Herbal Recipe Keeper was published by Timber Press. 

Nurturing Creativity in Floral Design with Ponderosa & Thyme (Part 2 of 2)

This is the second of two episodes with Katie of Ponderosa & Thyme! In this episode, Katie and I pick up where we left off in Part 1 talking about teamwork and accountability in the studio. We’re discussing how to be an introvert in the floral industry while also being brave in reaching out and doing life with other flower professionals. We are also talking about creativity and how to nurture a greater sense of creativity in your life and your work.

Cultivating Kindness with Ponderosa & Thyme (Part 1 of 2)

This is the first of two episodes with Katie of Ponderosa & Thyme. In this episode, Katie shares how her heart for flowers began and how blooms have shaped her life through the years. We are discussing the beauty and simplicity of kindness, why it is essential in the floral industry, and how to create a culture of kindness and self care in your environment to avoid burnout.

Connecting Community with Deanna Kitchen

On this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, we’re talking with Deanna Kitchen of Twig & Vine. Deanna is telling us all about the Growing Kindness project and how conducting random acts of kindness has impacted her, her family, and her community. We’re talking about the importance of genuinely connecting people whilst living in such a technologically heavy world—as well as the benefits that come with giving over receiving. Deanna is also sharing a few simple dahlia growing tips for those who want to try their hand at growing!

The Family Behind Accent Decor

You’ll hear how Frank’s father started the business and in what ways the Hofland family continues to serve the floral industry. The couple is sharing the core values that drive the business as well as giving us a behind-the-scenes look into their sourcing and production of items.

We’re talking about what it looks like to “do the right thing” as we serve our communities and how this impacts the industry in a positive way.

Planning a Styled Shoot with Sarah Bruxvoort

On this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, we’re talking with Sarah Bruxvoort of Rose and Laurel. As a floral designer, Sarah is well-versed in planning styled shoots. Often, floral designers are hesitant to plan this type of creative venture, so Sarah is giving us the tools and tips we need to take the leading step in styled shoots.

Flowers Around the World with Tanya Shaw

On this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, you’ll hear from Tanya Shaw of Oh Flora in Sydney, Australia. Tanya is a world-traveler with her floral business, so she is sharing a few tips on how to choose travel destinations. You’ll hear how she went from designing small local weddings to hosting and teaching workshops all over the world.

We’re talking about finding inspiration in art forms other than flowers as well as the beauty of finding flower friends and being connected in the floral industry in various countries worldwide. Tanya has an exciting new venture she’s pursuing, and she’s giving us a sneak peak into what she’s been working on!

Is a Floral Career for You? Encouragement from Mayesh Design Star Kaylee Young

In this episode, Kaylee is walking us through her extensive floral background and sharing how these experiences have shaped her floral career. We are talking about the deeper things behind design - the why, the motivation, and the excitement. Kaylee is sharing about her experience as the Mayesh Design Star, and is giving a few encouraging words to those who may be thinking about pursuing floristry as a career.

Incorporating Color Theory with Tinge Floral

On this episode of the Team Flower podcast, we’re talking with Ashley of Tinge Floral. We are diving into Ashley’s passion—color! She is sharing her knowledge and philosophy behind the role of color in floral design. Ashley walks us through her process of utilizing various tones when working with clients and how these design elements play out. We are discussing life as a flower mom, and Ashley is telling us all about her Color Theory Workshop!

Celebrating with a Few Favorites

Today, it’s just me here to encourage you in this season. Where ever you are, whether you’re covered up with brides and blooms or taking a season off, I want you to know that you’re valued, and that you are making a difference in your community. I have found that learning to breathe through any situation helps me focus and relax. So today, I encourage you to take a moment, close your eyes, and take a few deep, concentrated breaths. In….Out...In...Out. Now, go out there and deliver those beautiful bouquets and harvest those lovely blooms with dignity and grace -- and remember, we’re here for you, cheering you on!

Running a Second-Generation Retail Shop with Marisa Guerrero

We’re talking with Marisa of Debbie’s Bloomers in El Paso, Texas, on this episode of the Team Flower Podcast. As vice president of Debbie’s Bloomers and an instructor at El Paso Community College, Marisa Guerrero AIFD, CFD, is a second-generation floral designer and educator known for her enthusiasm and wide ranging involvement in the floral industry. She sits on the boards and committees of numerous industry organizations. Marisa has had the pleasure of designing for many prestigious industry events, but her goals lie in propelling the floral industry into a successful future.

The Importance of Community with Susan Davis

Susan Davis of Fresh Designs Florist joins Kelly on this episode of the Team Flower Podcast. We’re chatting about Susan’s selfless philosophy and how that impacts her designs and her business. She believes that giving is far more rewarding than receiving and that perfection is overrated.

Keeping Your Cool During a Stressful Event with Laura Helm

In this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, Laura Helm of Ashton Events is sharing how she decided to start her own business as well as how she began walking in alignment with her heart in advocating for her clients. In addition, we’re chatting about the necessity of making hard decisions on event day and how to combine grace for yourself and your team and gumption in navigating stressful situations. Laura is also giving a few tips for those who are considering adding floral design to their event planning business!

Embracing Wellness and Creativity with Nectar + Bloom

You’ll be inspired by Jen’s gift with words as she shares her experience on her parents’ farm growing up and how that propelled her into various stages of life eventually leading to flowers. Jen is sharing the keys to giving oneself permission to carry out actions from a passionate heart. You’ll hear about the symbiotic relationship between creativity and wellness and how to lean into that for your own life. Jen is calling florists to action in taking care of themselves and she’s providing tips on how to do that well with community, support, education, healing, movement, and nourishment.

40 Years of Flowers with Suzie Kostick

Suzie Kostick, a leader in the floral industry who has over 40 years of experience, is the guest on this episode of the Team Flower Podcast. You’ll hear how the floral industry has changed, morphed, and grown over the past four decades. Suzie tells us what it was like before the internet and social media were a part of the operations of a flower business and when the networking within the industry was truly community focused.