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UNSPOKEN TERMS

 

Tune in to the Unspoken Terms podcast to hear the not so often publicized stories of successful influencers and creatives who have experienced setbacks in their careers due to the (often unspoken) terms of pivotal contracts.  Learn how they’ve overcome, and how you can avoid the same pitfalls as you build and grow your brand and influence.

Episode 063: Elevating Your Visual Brand with Bonnie Bakhtiari


Today’s episode is a gem-filled interview with Bonnie Bakhtiari of B is for Bonnie Design. Casey and Bonnie chat about everything from brand strategy to the common mistakes that Bonnie sees her clients make at the beginning of their business journeys.

 

Bonnie shares some of the roadblocks she has encountered, like imposter syndrome and the belief that success is in the hustle. She also shares some of the legal mishaps she’s had along the way and how not to miss out on your life while you’re trying to build your business.

 

Whether you’re building a brand or maintaining one, you don’t want to miss this one! Make sure you have your pen and paper ready!

 

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Meet our Guest

Bonnie Bakhtiari is a brand designer, strategist, and educator for creative women entrepreneurs. She specializes in empowering her clients to create purposeful brands that powerfully impact their bottom lines without sacrificing intentionality. She’s based in beautiful Waco, Texas with her husband and their two golden retrievers.

 

Connect with Bonnie

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Facebook

Website

Email

 

Show Notes

 

[0:36] – Casey opens the episode with some background information about Bonnie.

    

[3:08 – The interview begins.

 

[3:24] – Bonnie talks about what she does as a brand designer and business coach.

 

[4:40] – Casey asks Bonnie how she got into the branding space. Bonnie talks about her unconventional journey to where she is today.

 

[10:10] – Casey askes Bonnie to explain how strategy ties into visual branding.

 

[15:44] – Bonnie talks about the tips she gives her clients as they begin to implement the design assets she has created for them. She talks about why it’s important to stay on your own path and avoid the comparison game.

 

[20:24] – Casey asks what common mistakes Bonnie sees entrepreneurs make as they are getting started.

 

[25:12] – Casey asks Bonnie about the roadblocks she has run into on her journey as an entrepreneur.

 

[33:18] – Bonnie talks about the importance of having contracts in business. She shares that she had some assumptions that in the beginning that got her into some tight places, so she had to revamp her client contracts. 

 

[37:54] – Casey asks Bonnie what made her aware that she needed contacts from the very beginning.

 

[42:08] – Casey asks if Bonnie has any tips for designers who are trying to grow their brand and increase their income sustainably.

 

[46:22] – Casey asks how listeners can connect with Bonnie.

 

Resources mentioned during this episode:

Bonnie’s Free Training

Bonnie’s Podcast

 

Meet our Host

Casey is an entertainment and digital media law attorney who helps influencers and creative entrepreneurs who struggle with navigating the legal side of their businesses and brands, specifically as it relates to contracts. She prides herself on helping creatives negotiate fair deals with Fortune 500 companies and leading entertainment brands, all while helping them build legally sound businesses that are built for generational wealth and impact. Here on the podcast, she normally does that by sharing the stories of successful entrepreneurs and influencers to help you learn from their mistakes. But occasionally, like today, switches things up and highlights popular culture. 

 

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Episode 062: Successful Pivots & Podcasts with Ahyiana Angel


If you have a podcast or are interested in starting one, today’s episode is for you! Casey chats with Ahyiana Angel about all things podcasting and entrepreneurship. There are so many gems for business owners and anyone looking to transition from where there are to something that is fulfilling and in line with their purpose and passion.

 

Ahyiana shares cautionary anecdotes and lessons learned over the years. You don’t want to miss this conversation!

 

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Meet our Guest

Ahyiana Angel is the Founder of Mayzie Media, a podcast production company, and host of the personal growth podcast Switch, Pivot, or Quit®. She is also a traditionally published author and speaker, who for her proven track record of success and dedication to her craft, has been invited to speak at companies and conferences including Google, Spotify, Create & Cultivate, Tech Inclusion, and more. Ahyiana and her work have been featured by Apple, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Girlboss among others. Quit Playing Small is her latest buzzed-about book that’s a must-have for the ambitious person’s morning routine.

 

Connect with Ahyiana

Instagram

Website

 

Show Notes

 

[0:36] – Casey opens the episode with a little background about Ahyiana.

    

[4:34] – The interview begins.

 

[5:00] – Ahyiana shares a little more about who she is and what she does.

 

[7:26] – Casey asks Ahyiana what drew her to the podcast space.

 

[11:26] – Casey asks Ahyiana how corporate podcasting is different from consumer podcasting, and they talk about the benefits of internal podcasts for corporations.

 

[16:20] – Ahyiana shares tips for new podcasters.

 

[19:28] – Casey asks about Ahyiana’s transition from corporate to entrepreneurship.

 

[27:50] – Ahyiana talks about her recent book, Quit Playing Small, and how it came to be.

 

[32:12] – Casey asks Ahyiana to share any legal or financial lessons she’s learned along the way.

 

[39:10] – Casey asks Ahyiana how her business has changed due to the global pandemic.

 

[42:18] – Ahyiana shares some last tips for entrepreneurship.

 

Resources mentioned during this episode:

Get Ahyiana’s Book

 

Meet our Host

Casey is an entertainment and digital media law attorney who helps influencers and creative entrepreneurs who struggle with navigating the legal side of their businesses and brands, specifically as it relates to contracts. She prides herself on helping creatives negotiate fair deals with Fortune 500 companies and leading entertainment brands, all while helping them build legally sound businesses that are built for generational wealth and impact. Here on the podcast, she normally does that by sharing the stories of successful entrepreneurs and influencers to help you learn from their mistakes. But occasionally, like today, switches things up and highlights popular culture. 

 

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Check out this episode!