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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!

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.

Floral Workshops vs. Conferences: Which One Is Right for You?

Have you found yourself considering an in-person floral education experience? If so, that’s great! We believe that continual learning and growing is key to a joyful, empowered life with flowers and personal connections and relationships are where the true magic happens. Behind your excited anticipation for the journey you’re about to embark on, there may be some confusion or uncertainty. There are a lot of different floral education experiences available to you—from one-on-ones and conferences to workshops and internships. You may be wondering what is the best fit for you.

Kelly and Jesse interview with Debra Prinzing

On this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, Kelly and Jesse are interviewed by Debra Prinzing of Slow Flowers. You’ll hear Kelly’s story, and how her high school cake business ended up leading her to flowers. They’re sharing the heart of and behind Team Flower, and how the Team Flower Conference has impacted their lives and the lives of those who attended. Kelly and Jesse are chatting about what it’s like to run a business as a couple. Kelly handles all of the design and content production while Jesse works on all things tech. Jesse is sharing some tips on SEO and a few techniques he’s used in growing the Team Flower online presence.

Destination Weddings with Bows & Arrows Flowers

In this episode, we are discussing everything destination weddings! Alicia of Bows & Arrows Flowers is sharing the story of how the company became known for destination weddings, and how they have strategically and continually moved their business in that direction. We’re talking about the obstacles they’ve overcome, sourcing flowers internationally, and helpful tips on being a successful destination floral designer.

Leading your Client with Lauren Wiebe

Lauren Wiebe of Stone House Creative joins us on this episode of the Team Flower Podcast. Lauren began working in the wedding industry for a bridal magazine and then moved into wedding coordinator position for a local flower shop. She started Stone House Creative in 2014 after attending the first Team Flower Workshop, and her business has grown exponentially ever since! Lauren launched her sister company, Stone House Consulting, this year where she works with creatives in the wedding industry to help them grow their businesses and reach their ideal clientele.

Exercising Imagination with LynnVale Studios

On this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, we are joined by Lou and Andrea Gagnon of LynnVale Studios. Lou and Andrea are sharing their roles on the farm, and how they play into their strengths to run the farm with excellence. Lou is talking about his passion for art, how he uses it to teach others, and the importance of looking at your work objectively and exercising imagination. Andrea is diving into the obstacles she faces as a grower, - both external and internal - and how she’s overcoming them. Whether you’re here to be encouraged in your farming process or to be challenged as a designer, you’ll find it all and more right here on the Team Flower Podcast.

Branding your Business with b is for bonnie

Bonnie Bakhtiari of b is for bonnie design joins us on this episode of the Team Flower Podcast.

Bonnie is diving into her passion and sharing how she discovered it and started her business. We are talking about all of the elements of branding and the common mistakes people make when it comes to building their brand.

Natalie at Native Poppy

In this episode we're talking with Natalie from Native Poppy. We're discuss leaving corporate world for flower work, the differences of owning an event studio and retail store. You'll enjoy learning about Natalie's flower subscription services.

Sammy Go of Lambert Floral Studio

In this episode we are chatting about Sammy’s philosophy of providing flowers for a weary world and what that looks like for Lambert Floral Studio. He is sharing the story behind the name of his design studio and why it is dear to his heart.

Back to the Basics with Amy Balsters

In this episode of the Team Flower Podcast, we are chatting with Amy Balsters of Amy Nicole Floral. Amy attended the 2018 Team Flower Conference, and was chosen as the 2018 Designer of the Year! She's sharing about her experience at the conference in the Designer of the Year competition and what it has meant to her to have been chosen as the winner.

2018 Conference Recap

The first annual Team Flower Conference has come and gone, but the memories made are ones that will last a lifetime. Over 100 flower friends from 32 states and 8 countries gathered together at the Reunion Resort in Orlando, Florida to grow, to connect, and to celebrate loving the world through flowers.