All in Podcast

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.

Building and Navigating Team Dynamics with Stems Brooklyn

Suzanna has great insight and wisdom regarding transition, and in this episode we’re talking about what it’s like to shift brands multiple times—as well as when it’s necessary to diversify your revenue stream. We’re chatting about hiring that first person and what it looks like to expand a team. Suzanna is sharing how she interacts with her team and navigates conflict with her staff.

Living Floral with Margot of Flower Magazine

Margot Shaw, the founder of Flower Magazine and author of Living Floral joins us on this episode of the Team Flower Podcast. Margot tells the story of Flower Magazine and how it came into existence from her dream of a botanical lifestyle. We talk about what it means to live with flowers—not just work with them. We are also chatting about Margot’s wonderful new book, Living Floral. The pages are full of beautiful photos and inspiring stories of using flowers to bring color and life into your home.

Overcoming Overwhelm with Designer of the Year Megan Willis

In this episode of the Team Flower podcast, we’re talking with Megan Willis of Bloom Dallas. Megan is the 2019 Team Flower Designer of the Year, and she is sharing some tips on displaying your passion and personality through your brand as you work to appeal to your market. We are chatting about burnout in the floral industry and how to overcome overwhelm in your business. Whether you’re struggling with reaching your ideal client or ready to toss in the towel on your creative venture, you’ll be encouraged by our conversation.

Best Foraging Practices with Rebekah Clark

As you might imagine, we are diving into all things foraging! Rebekah and Kelly are discussing their favorite go-to foraging materials that can be found both in the wild and in the garden. We are chatting about the seasons of plants and how they can be used in their various stages of development.

Floral Headpieces with Electric Daisy Flower Farm

This episode is full of heart and electricity (pun intended), and there’s no doubt you’ll find yourself grinning as Fiona shares some behind-the-scenes stories. Fiona’s passion for living in a way that respects the seasons of the earth cannot be mistaken, and the joy she’s found in collaborating with other artists to make dreams come to life is both beautiful and contagious.

Sustainability in the Floral Industry with Ingrid of Tin Can Studios

On this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, we’re talking with Ingrid of Tin Can Studios. She is deeply passionate about sustainability in the floral industry and is sharing the various ways in which she practices this concept in her work. Ingrid is well-versed in creating large installations without flower foam, and she’s sharing a few practical tips for how others can do so as well. We’re talking about everything from water tubes to watermelons—you’ll be surprised at how creative you can be in sustainable mechanics!

Principles of Design with Maxine Owens

Maxine Owens is proof that inspiration and passion can come from the most curious beginnings. Always passionate about botanical life and living things, she earned a degree in Zoology before beginning a career in creative design. While bringing life to retail displays for trendsetting brands and leading teams of designers, Maxine learned firsthand how creative spark, vision, and eagerness to experiment brings people together.

Award-Winning Tips on Snowdrops, Orchards, and Dahlias with Naomi Slade

We are chatting about the three books Naomi has written—one on snowdrops, one on orchards, and the most recent on dahlias. You’ll hear about fruit trees and the roles they have played (and continue to play) in our lives, you’ll learn about the sweet, delicate snowdrop and how to grow and care for them, and Naomi is also walking us through her book on dahlias and sharing several helpful tips on growing dahlias successfully.

Repurposing Flowers with Shawn Chamberlain of The Full Bloom

Shawn is sharing her heart behind repurposing flowers and what inspires her to continue to live out this passion. We are chatting about what it looks like to repurpose flowers, how to network in the industry, and how to find volunteers. Shawn is sharing a few practical tips for florists who would like to practice repurposing flowers, whether that becomes a large-scale donation or a simple one-time donation.

Importance of Client Interaction in Floral Work with Juliana of La Feterie

In this episode, Juliana is walking us through her unique bouquet delivery as well as her philosophy behind it. We are chatting about the importance of client interaction in floral design, client intake processes, what to look for when booking a client, and how involved clients could be in the floral planning process. We are sharing a few stories of our bouquet deliveries and how to interact with clients who want to be involved in every detail.