The Curious Creatrix Podcast

Haden Starbuck

Welcome to The Curious Creatrix Podcast! I am Haden Starbuck your host and Curious Creatrix. I find Creatives an interesting group of people and I get so inspired by talking to them about Creativity. I decided that these conversations might fill your Creative well too so a podcast was born. Here at The Curious Creatrix we offer you a look behind the scenes into the lives, work and philosophies of Creatives.  We explore how they navigate successes, failures, getting and staying inspired and surfing the flow. More about us: www.creatrixcompass.com

Emmy Award-winning media brand advisor, personal brand strategist, and content coach Vinnie Potestivo shares his wisdom from a career in television and what it means to be a creativist.
4d ago
Emmy Award-winning media brand advisor, personal brand strategist, and content coach Vinnie Potestivo shares his wisdom from a career in television and what it means to be a creativist.
Vinnie Potestivo is an Emmy Award-winning media brand advisor, personal brand strategist, and content coach. He is also the creator of I Have A Podcast, curator of indie podcast platform ihaveapodcast.com, and of host of I Have A Podcast on TV.  His passion to inspire talent opportunities into impact has driven Vinnie and his team at VPEtalent to become well-trusted connectors who sell, develop, produce, launch, distribute, while amplifying some of the most impactful original series & talent brands in modern pop culture. As a television network talent executive at MTV Networks (98-07) he pioneered the way talent and artists claimed control of their narrative by making them hosts, stars, and even producers of their own hit series. Having launched some of the most successful talent brands in modern pop culture, Vinnie continues to develop talent and talent-led projects and is an active member of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.  – Amplify a podcast: vpe.tv/quuu – Launch a podcast: vpe.tv/podbean – Get paid for your podcasts: vpe.tv/podmatch  ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you!   Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle
What do you get when you combine an athlete and a musician? You get electric violinist, composer, producer and performer Asher Laub.
Nov 8 2022
What do you get when you combine an athlete and a musician? You get electric violinist, composer, producer and performer Asher Laub.
Asher’s notable musical career began with classical violin training at the tender age of 2—leading to his first formal concert with the Buffalo Philharmonic at 13.  Since then, Asher’s improvisation expertise across multiple genres has inspired an innovative career as a cutting-edge electric violinist. Asher’s engaging soloist performances have taken him to iconic venues such as Madison Square Garden, Hammerstein Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Jacob Javits Center. His diverse multicultural repertoire has garnered acclaim across four continents. Asher’s high-energy shows have been featured live on PBS and have made headlines on major media outlets such as CNN, WABC, NBC, and the New York Post.   In 2014, Asher lived a musician’s nightmare when he confronted health challenges that impacted his mobility. Refusing to accept defeat, he rebuilt his musical prowess to a new level.  This harrowing experience inspired him to reinvent himself as a dancing violinist. In only a few months, Asher learned to merge hip hop, pop, EDM, rock, and other genres with breakdancing and acrobatic choreography. His live performances now reflect his unstoppable spirit and joy!  With a growing fan base, Asher is working to influence societal norms and conventional thinking about musical performance, helping to break down social and physical barriers. His latest single, Atlantis, released by Kobalt Music Group has been described as a “high-octane hit” and can be streamed via iTunes and all other major platforms. Asher is currently in the studio working on releasing his next original album.  ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you!   Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle
Maccabee Griffin Voice Actor, Podcaster, Character Creator and Developer shares with us some of his favorite characters and the life paths they have led him down.
Nov 3 2022
Maccabee Griffin Voice Actor, Podcaster, Character Creator and Developer shares with us some of his favorite characters and the life paths they have led him down.
After being medically retired from the Army in 2015, Maccabee's life has been a rollercoaster of a journey down a road most refuse to travel. Before deciding to become a voice actor, Maccabee was just like everyone else; working to survive and take care of his family. And when God decided to use D&D (Dungeons and Dragons) to inspire him to give acting another chance, he's never looked back. This journey has given him the chance to record character voices for a short animated film that continues to earn international awards, narrate a television series that has been requested more episodes even before it's aired, and helped give a voice to small businesses nationwide. This also led him to create his own podcast, Beyond the Pen, to give unknown and newly published authors an international platform to tell people about themselves, their book, and the story behind the story. But most of all it's allowed him to get back to the basics of storytelling by helping authors and creatives a like develop fully fleshed-out characters, backstories, and world events for their fictional worlds. ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you!   Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle
Award winning author Adriana Gavazzoni weaves a tale of her adventures in writing layered with stories of her life as an attorney in Brazil.
Oct 27 2022
Award winning author Adriana Gavazzoni weaves a tale of her adventures in writing layered with stories of her life as an attorney in Brazil.
A. Gavazzoni is the Brazilian author of a trilogy named Hidden Motives (Behind The Door #1, Lara´s Journal #2 and The Brilliant Game #3), and the Where The Road Goes Series: Sketches of Life #1 and just released Life Has Other Plans #2. For her first book Behind The Door A. Gavazzoni won four Gold Medals: The Golden Book Award 2017- Readers Choice; Book Excellence Award 2017; B.R.A.G Medallion 2019 and eLIT Book Awards 2019; one Bronze Medal on Inpedependent Publisher Books Award 2018; two Honorable mentions at Paris Book Festival 2017 and Reader's Favorite Award 2017 and was a finalist to the Independent Author Network 2019, Top Shelf Magazine 2018 and Indie excellence Awards 2019. The second Book, Lara's Journal won a Honorable Mention at Reader's Favorite 2018 and Paris Book Festival 2018; and was a finalist on: Eric Hoffer Award 2019, Top Shelf Magazine 2018, Book Excellence Awards 2018, Independent Author Network; 2018; The IAN Book of The Year 2018 and American Fiction Awards 2019. The Brilliant Game, Hidden Motives' final book, got a gold medal on Book Excellence Awards 2019, received a Honorable Mention at Paris Book Festival 2018 and was a Finalist on Reader's Favorite 2018. Sketches of Life is a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award Winner and Book Excellence Awards 2020, Da Vince Eye and Best Book Awards Finalist. Life Has Other Plans won Pinnacle Book Achievement Award ,and was  Eric Hoffer Award and National Indie Excellence Award´s finalist. A. Gavazzoni has been a lawyer for 31 years, a former professor of law and a writer of novels and legal books, but she is also a voracious reader. She speaks four languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. When she is not practicing law or writing, she enjoys many interests and is a very active person. She loves to dance (Tango) and workout. Adriana loves to travel, loves good wine, and has been studying astrology for twenty years. She paints and loves to cook for her friends. She has two poodles -Juno and Charlotte -and loves all animals. She lives in Brazil and is in the process of writing her next novel. She invites readers to visit her website/blog anytime for updates of upcoming books and events. www.agavazzoni.com and check my blog agavazzoni.com/blog and my twitter account for news @a_gavazzoni ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you!   Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle
Andrew Critelli introduces us to his world of storytelling for kids.
Oct 25 2022
Andrew Critelli introduces us to his world of storytelling for kids.
Andrew Critelli helps children laugh while learning life lessons. 6-8 year olds enjoy reading and following along with the main character’s pursuit of fun, with a bit of coincidental personal development along the way.  School life challenges, mishaps and mess ups mean personal growth, fun and meaningful life experiences that readers experience too.  Kids will relate to the main character as they reflect on their own lives and internalize positive values that lead to more success, happiness and a feeling of well-being. Andrew is an elementary teacher, creativity coach and has written and illustrated 12 books and counting! Andrew has spent most of his working life teaching elementary school kids.  While working as a teacher librarian one year his passion for reading and sharing his stories became apparent.  Since then he has been crafting and publishing his own books and sharing them with wider audiences. At his core is creativity.  Everyone has that creative spark in them and Andrew believes in helping others to foster that spark and to inspire confidence so they can overcome obstacles and achieve more for themselves throughout their lives.  Awesome Affirmation Colouring Pages for kids and families: www.clubjeffery.com  My website: www.andrewcritelli.com  Instagram: @AndrewCritelli ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you!   Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle
Nancy Schwartz helps us explore how to create a healthy and fulfilling life during our retirement years. She also shares with us her wisdom from a life of dance.
Oct 20 2022
Nancy Schwartz helps us explore how to create a healthy and fulfilling life during our retirement years. She also shares with us her wisdom from a life of dance.
Nancy Schwartz is the Founder and Principal of Envision Healthy Retirement. She spent her career in corporate leadership roles, founded the successful retained search company, SearchExecution, and was previously Client Partner at Korn Ferry.  In those roles, Nancy worked across a variety of industries in markets ranging from global multinationals to early-stage private equity and venture capital. Her innovative and solution-oriented approach to solving complex issues earned her high praise and recognition. Also, a classically trained ballerina who has worked for nationally known ballet and modern companies, Nancy embraced nuanced movement, discipline, artistry, and the importance of balance. She built several professional dance companies, focusing on the creation of new works with innovative programs and performances. She also built a not-for-profit dance studio, which fostered the inclusion of all arts into dance choreography. Today, she is passionate in continuing to study both modern dance and ballet, and also enjoys performing new works. Nancy is an advocate of personal growth and enrichment, and has graduated from Tiny Habits®, Retirement Options, HeartMath, and Health Coach Institute, to name a few, as a Health and Lifestyle Consultant and graduated from Skidmore College. She is a member of select mentorships in both health and business. She is dedicated to her client’s success and growth as they transform into a life they envision and own. Website:            envisionhealthyretirement.com Email:                  nancy.schwartz@envisionhealthyretirement.com Instagram:          Facebook:                 LinkedIn:             ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you!   Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle
Bestselling author Mark Anthony Powers shares his story of retiring from pulmonary medicine and embracing writing.
Sep 29 2022
Bestselling author Mark Anthony Powers shares his story of retiring from pulmonary medicine and embracing writing.
Mark Anthony Powers did not anticipate writing his best-selling debut novel, A Swarm in May, when he retired from medicine, although he has always enjoyed reading fiction. He grew up in the small town of West Lebanon, NH then attended Cornell University, where he strayed into Russian and creative writing while majoring in engineering. After receiving his MD from Dartmouth, he went south to the University of North Carolina for an internship and residency in Internal Medicine, followed by a fellowship in Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine.  After almost forty years in clinical practice and teaching, Mark retired from Duke University as an Associate Professor Emeritus of Medicine and began exploring other areas of his brain. Writing, gardening, IT, and magic courses were parts of his journey. A deep dive into beekeeping led to his presidency of the county beekeeping association and certification as a Master Beekeeper. Two cups of coffee and two hours of writing most mornings produced A Swarm in May and its prequel, Breath and Mercy. Mark is currently completing the third novel in this series. To learn more or connect with Mark, please visit www.markanthonypowers.com. ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you!   Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle
Bass player Ivan Funkboy Bodley shares stories from his life and his new book Am I Famous Yet? - Memoir of a Working-Class Rock Star.
Sep 20 2022
Bass player Ivan Funkboy Bodley shares stories from his life and his new book Am I Famous Yet? - Memoir of a Working-Class Rock Star.
Funkboy aka Ivan Bodley is bass player and music director to the stars. He has performed with 50 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, has appeared in 13 Broadway shows, and has been inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame. He can currently be seen on tour with Humble Pie. Funkboy’s debut single “Crab Walk” is available on Color Red Music and features performances by Crispin Cioe (Uptown Horns), Moses Mo (Mother’s Finest), Kenny Soule (Dag), James Dower (Sam Moore), and Doug Hinrichs (In the Heights). His new memoir Am I Famous Yet? Memoir of a Working-Class Rock Star is also out now. Ivan has been music director for Sam Moore (Sam & Dave), Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, The Shirelles, The Crystals, The Tokens and has performed with Sting, Elvis Costello, The Temptations, Solomon Burke, Ben E. King, Percy Sledge, Eddie Floyd, Rufus & Carla Thomas, Bo Diddley, Buster Poindexter, Uptown Horns, Paul Rodgers, Wynonna Judd, and David Foster. Notable appearances include Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Broadway shows: Rock of Ages, Spider- Man, Hedwig & the Angry Inch, SpongeBob, Kinky Boots, Ain’t Too Proud, Once on This Island, Fun Home, and The Prom. Performed at the Obama Inaugural Ball featured in the Barry Levinson documentary Poliwood, on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Today, Emeril Live, Imus in the Morning, Charlie Rose, Live with Regis & Kelly, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Istanbul and Israel State Symphony Orchestras. A magna cum laude graduate of Berklee College of Music, he has traveled to 29 countries and played to audiences of up to 82,000 in settings from duos to 150-member symphony orchestras. Originally from Chattanooga, TN, Ivan has resided in: New Orleans, Los Angeles, London, Boston, and is now based in New York City. He has a BA in Psychology from Tulane University, where he was Musical Director of college radio station WTUL, New Orleans. He was also a publicist with Epic Records/Sony Music. More information is available at www.funkboy.net. Ivan “Funkboy” Bodley uses Fender, Moxy, Warrior, and Gretsch basses, Hartke amplification, DR strings, PRA Audio wireless, and Tech 21, Digitech and Line 6 signal processors. Ivan eats only Little Debbie snack cakes. ***Head on over to Creatrix Compass and explore our many offerings from free inspiration to get your creative juices flowing to creativity classes to creativity coaching and life coaching for creatives.  It can all be found at: Your donation helps us continue to spread creativity throughout the land.  Thank you!   Music: Good Friends Inc by Jonathan Boyle