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Art & Cocktails: Exploring the World of Contemporary Art, Creativity, Business, and Inspiration


Join host Ekaterina Popova, artist and founder of Create! Magazine, as she uncorks the vibrant and multifaceted world of contemporary art, creative entrepreneurship, mindset, and creativity one episode at a time. Welcome to "Art & Cocktails," a podcast where artists, creatives, dreamers, and artpreneurs gather to share their journeys and their art over their favorite drinks.

Building on the success of the "Create!" podcast, Ekaterina steers the artistic conversation towards more intimate, heart-to-heart discussions that fuel the spirit and inspire the artist's soul. Tune in for insightful, honest discussions with leading artists, curators, writers, coaches, leaders, and artpreneurs who not only share their journeys in the creative world but also enjoy a "fireside chat" over a glass of wine or a cup of tea. This podcast offers a rich blend of inspiration, art business insights, and the simple joy of sipping your favorite beverage while discussing what lights your heart on fire.

Pour your favorite drink into a beautiful cup, get comfy, and settle down for a session of "Art & Cocktails" each week. Let's celebrate the artist in all of us with a toast to creativity and the limitless possibilities it brings to our lives.

Jan 6, 2023

Wouldn't it be great to have a coach guide you as we ease into a new year? On this podcast episode, I have my amazing guest, Cara Alwill (The Champagne Diet) who is a bestselling author, master life coach, creative entrepreneur and my role model share her story and offer tips on how to get unstuck and give yourself permission to follow your bliss this year.

I'm so excited to share Cara's story and get some insight into how we can make 2023 our best year yet. Having a coach can be incredibly helpful and inspiring, especially if you do not have support required for your big dreams as an artist and leader.

We talk about how Cara came up with her brand, how not to worry about failure and rejection and keep moving forward. Cara also shares powerful mindset shifts for anyone who feels defeated or stagnant and how to enter into main character energy when it comes to your work and beyond.

Cara Alwill is a worldwide bestselling author, host and creator of the top-rated podcast, Style Your Mind, and change agent for women.

As an early voice in the female-driven movement, Cara continues to be a leader in the space, liberating women to trust their intuition and create their own opportunities. She empowers her readers and clients to stop waiting for their big break and, instead, to publish their own books, start their own podcasts, host their own panels and design their own clothing lines; whatever their desires are.

Cara has spent the past 14 years in the creative space building her own brand based on her popular blog, The Champagne Diet. She has turned that blog into 9 bestselling books including the worldwide sensation Girl Code, a top-rated podcast called Style Your Mind with over 8 million unique downloads that has received high praise from media outlets like Forbes and Oprah Daily, and a successful global coaching and consulting practice where she helps other women entrepreneurs hone their unique voice and become leaders in their industries. Cara has been featured in Forbes, Success, Entrepreneur, INC, Oprah Daily, Business Insider, Glamour, Marie Claire, and many more media outlets, and is a highly sought-after speaker.

Cara’s books have been translated into multiple languages such as Russian, Chinese, Portuguese, Mongolian, and Vietnamese and others. Her message continues to transcend cultures and break barriers for women across the globe.

Cara has been a professionally certified coach for a decade, and attained her certifications through the ICF-accredited World Coach Institute including CPC (Certified Professional Coach), CLC (Certified Life Coach), CWC (Certified Wellness Coach), and CCMC (Certified Coach Master Class). She loves working with motivated women on the edge of change.

Cara began her career in the music industry over 20 years ago, where she leveraged her internship experience and became an executive assistant to music mogul Clive Davis. She also worked on digital marketing campaigns for artists Alicia Keys, Maroon 5, and other popular artists. She later moved on to MTV, where she spent 8 years in digital advertising managing multi-million dollar ad campaigns for brands like Cover Girl, Kraft, and others. Her unique blend of entertainment experience coupled with her passion and drive for creating her own brand and empowering women make her a standout media expert and entrepreneur.

Check out all of Cara’s books on Amazon here.

Follow her on Instagram for daily inspiration.

Listen to her podcast, Style Your Mind, on iTunes or your favorite podcast app.