Nefertiti San Miguel – Ikebana for Stress

Off My Duff - The Entrepreneur Podcast

Mar 9 2021 • 24 mins

Nefertiti San Miguel’s business life changed when the pandemic hit. With the inability to host live performances, she has extended her reach to virtual spaces and never expected the success that it has made. Listen as we discuss how moving online opened up opportunities for both her live performances and her coaching in the art of Ikebana.

Don’t miss these Highlights:

  • Having the strength to take up the challenge of finding opportunities to continue with the business instead of letting depression take over
  • Overcoming the resistance within herself as she had to learn the technology in order to work in the virtual world
  • The journey that took her from a performance artist into the mindset of coaching and teaching
  • Using Ikebana as a healing art and stress remover as well as integrating Japanese and Buddhistic concepts
  • The power of opening your mind to possibilities and just going to “the biggest waves and surfing them”.

About the Guest:

Nefertiti San Miguel is an international mixed media artist, Ikebana practitioner, metalsmith and jewelry designer, performer, balloon twister, cultural diversity advocate and trailblazer. Nefertiti is the founder of Etnia Fusion and Aeolus Balloon Art. With a reputation for rocking her Gothic style with a hint of badassery, she currently resides in Boston (MA). Nefertiti chooses to find beauty and inner peace by cultivating and sharing her Ikebana skills, adorning her space for private enjoyment and brightening the life of many people regularly – both in person and virtually – as she is part of the creative team at a flower shop that specializes in exotic arrangements. Upon deep reflection of our current societal landscape with its challenges, implications, limitations and even scarcities, Nefertiti decided to refine her signature arts residencies and educational programs, adding neuroscience and psychoimmunology into the equation, along with some Japanese philosophy and Humanistic Buddhism. The result: a hybrid of healing arts and stress management tricks, tips and hacks for better living and a more Zen environment.

About the Host:

Duff Gardner is an award-winning 7-figure marketer, startup founder and digital producer. Today, he leverages his 30+ years in a diverse range of businesses and his journey overcoming a series of out-of-the-blue panic attacks to help impact-driven entrepreneurs leverage the power of what he calls “startup thinking” to start, scale and serve in a big way. He is the host of the podcast Off My Duff - The Entrepreneur Podcast and Founder of the training company Offers that Sell. Duff holds an MSc. in Learning Sciences and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, is a fierce advocate of LGBT+ rights and animal rescue, and lives in beautiful Victoria BC. His mantra is: “teach what you love, live from your truth”.

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