JANUARY 28th, 2016 7pm
InsideOut Gallery, Traverse City, MI
Fulfillament is a storytelling event where five local community leaders and entrepreneurs will take the stage to tell their journey of how they found fulfillment through vocation- the inside story. Each storyteller will issue a challenge for the audience to do something to find fulfillment in their own lives. A $500 grant is awarded to an audience member with a good idea that needs some help to get it started.
TICKETS: $9 online or $10 at the door
Doors at 6:30, 7PM event starts
Steve has been in business most all his life, from partnerships in his late teens to his own small businesses in his twenties to working for the largest firms in his thirties through fifties and now filling the role as the General Manager of Oryana, our local food cooperative.
“I am an unintentional, intentional grocer! Thought grocery store management was never one of my career goals, I am pleased to find myself leading a committed team working to provide healthy, sustainable, socially just food to our community and collaborate with many of those doing amazing things in our community, region and the world! I’ve experienced the challenges of being an entrepreneur through the politics of negotiating the corporate ladder but think I learned the essentials to successful business all the way back to my paper route and lawn cutting days: Care about what you do, take care of people, and be very suspicious of adults!”
Stephanie has helped build the events program over the past few years at Black Star Farms as the Events Manager and Chef. She is and energetic mother of three, and a highly motivated and passionate professional in the culinary arts and hospitality industry. She has always loved working with people and creating experiences that are special and memorable whether it be on a plate at the dining table or in the production of an organized event.
“I work hard at everything I pursue because I want it to be the very best. I believe that you can achieve your goals both personally and professionally if you start with an optimistic mindset that achieving them is more than probable it’s completely possible. I am known for Turning around every negative thought, comment, and expectation of my own and others into a positive possibility, encouragement, and belief that the most important goals and seemingly impossible best dreams actually can and will come true. I love a challenge and exceeding not only other peoples expectations but my own. I am most proud of my children and thankful for my family who have highly support me in all my pursuits and in my chosen career that can often times be very demanding.”
Chuck is the creator, owner and chief operator of Blk/Mrkt Coffee. His extensive years in the coffee and hospitality business grew many ideas and passions of the culture he would create if ever owning his own shop. This led to the creation and opening of BMC in January, 2014
“My two favorite things in the world are making people happy and making the most quality cup of coffee. I get to pour myself into both of these things on a daily a basis since Blk/Mrkt opened. I am a lucky guy”
Elon is the founder of Imagine Health in Traverse City where she practices acupuncture and herbal medicine. She studied at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago
“Energy moves through our body like electricity through a house, Acupuncture is like turning the light on in one room. My favorite thing about my job is my job. I like it when people feel better. After all, acupuncture has 3,000 years of history so there isn’t much it doesn’t treat. “
Miriam is a singer/songwriter, a wife and a proud mother of three. She is passionate about using her musical gifts to “entertain, educate and empower”. She wholeheartedly believes that musicians have an opportunity to be ambassadors of joy and love wherever they perform.
“Music has been a constant companion of mine throughout my life. Even when people or ideologies or situations have failed me, music has always been there, nourishing me and helping me through. To be able to offer that gift to others is incredibly fulfilling, and that is why I do what I do. It fills me up to see that the thing that brings me so much joy also brings it to others.”
Chelsea and Shea are the co-creators of Fulfillament, a live storytelling event featuring local community leaders who share their journey towards fulfillment through vocation that will challenge you to come alive.
“My mission in life is to use what I’m good at and passionate about for good, and to inspire others to do what makes them come alive and make a difference in the world.” Chelsea is a graphic designer, creative consultant, life coach, speaker and conscious entrepreneur. Through her company C.Bay Design she offers branding, design, creative consulting and coaching specifically for environmentally and socially responsible companies and organizations. She has designed for iconic TC brands such as The Workshop, Yen Yoga, The Redheads, Left Foot Charley, Esch Road Foods, Just Good Chocolate and countless others. Through her newest venture,The Conscious Entrepreneur, she is a life coach and consultant for individuals looking to create or find meaningful work that is aligned with their values, strengths, and what makes them come alive – from the inside out. Her coaching empowers others to make ideas happen, be successful and make a difference. Having lived and traveled around the world, Chelsea is a native of Traverse City.
Shea, as a creative and a life coach, she is a self-proclaimed relational strategist who connects with people for a purpose. Shea is endlessly curious about people and has dedicated her life’s work to preserving the art of conversation and engagement, which is the foundation of her one-on-one coaching work. A recovering evangelical, she brings spiritual undertones to her writing, thinking and humor. As a writer, she has contributed to Kinfolk, The Life Artist, Culture Keeper and her own blog. By day she is an intraprenuer as Director of Marketing & Business Development for a financial firm where she also produces and co-hosts a weekly radio show. You will find her most alive when she is conversing with YOU! Quote to live by: “Be curious, not judgmental.” -Walt Whitman
SPONSORS: Yen Yoga & Fitness, Black Star Farms, Binary Trail, TC State Bank, Empireblu Vintage Furnishings, Solution Studio, Sarya Orthodontics, Oryana Natural Foods Market, Prout Financial Design, MacUpdate