Embracing Tree Hugging Capitalism with Nicole Fende

“You can find nature everywhere if you look. The the impetus for this tree hugging capitalism was, yes, protecting nature, but also valuing people.” -Nicole Fende In this episode, Ana Melikian is joined by Nicole Fende, a former CFO and investment banker turned business coach for creatives. Co-founder of Creatopia, Nicole, shares her refreshing perspective… Continue reading Embracing Tree Hugging Capitalism with Nicole Fende

Are you feeling boxed in?

In this episode of the MINDSET ZONE, host Ana Melikian delves into the concept of being boxed in and the ways in which we categorize things in our lives. Ana shares her insights on how our brains are wired to simplify and categorize, leading to the tendency to put things in boxes or categories. She… Continue reading Are you feeling boxed in?

Uncovering Your Brilliance with Lane Gardner

“The arts transcend race, religion, politics, gender, sexuality—it is our humanness that we feel through the creative process. Art is medicine for the soul.” – Lane Gardner This episode is a re-broadcast of an interview with Lane Gardner, who is publishing her new book ‘Lifeline: Recovering Your Mental Wellness Through Uncovering Your Creative Brilliance’. Lane… Continue reading Uncovering Your Brilliance with Lane Gardner

The Dimensions of Happiness with Ryan A. Bush

”This third dimension that corresponds to the mountains and the valleys, this is really what I argue is pulling the strings of our happiness.” -Ryan A. Bush In this episode, Ryan A. Bush, a thinker, designer, and founder of Designing the Mind, discusses his approach to expanding human potential. He explains how our understanding of… Continue reading The Dimensions of Happiness with Ryan A. Bush

A Touch of the Madness, AI, and Mindfulness with Larry Kasanoff

“The audience doesn’t want the middle. They want new and different. And to do that, to swim against the current, you need to be creative and to be creative, you need a touch of the madness.” — Lawrence Kasanoff I had the delight of speaking with Larry Kasanoff, a legendary movie producer. Larry has made… Continue reading A Touch of the Madness, AI, and Mindfulness with Larry Kasanoff

A Touch of the Madness, AI, and Mindfulness with Larry Kasanoff

The audience doesn’t want the middle. They want new and different. And to do that, to swim against the current, you need to be creative and to be creative, you need a touch of the madness. —Lawrence Kasanoff In this episode, Lawrence Kasanoff discusses his new book, “A Touch of the Madness,” which explores the… Continue reading A Touch of the Madness, AI, and Mindfulness with Larry Kasanoff

Creativity Is Our Superpower with Lane Gardner

“The arts transcend race, religion, politics, gender, sexuality—it is our humanness that we feel through the creative process. Art is medicine for the soul.”  Lane Gardner Lane joins me today to discuss why creativity is our superpower and how it helps us become more innovative, courageous, and authentic. She explains why creative expression is not… Continue reading Creativity Is Our Superpower with Lane Gardner