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Way Finding with Nikki Innocent

Way Finding is OwnTrail’s interview series where co-founder Kt McBratney has an authentic conversation with a guest about the detours, decisions and twists in their professional journey. In this episode of Way Finding, they discuss learning and unlearning in a way that supports our whole self with Nikki Innocent. KT MCBRATNEY: Welcome to wayfinding. I …

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Wayfinding with Rebekah Bastian

Way Finding is OwnTrail’s interview series where co-founder Kt McBratney has an authentic conversation with a guest about the detours, decisions and twists in their professional journey. In this episode of Way Finding, they discuss finding your way through change with none other than OwnTrail CEO and co-founder Rebekah Bastian. Kt McBratney:Hello, hello, welcome to …

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Way Finding with Maria West

Maria, a white woman with long dark hair, smiles at the camera. Her photo is in a white oval over a cream background with multi-colored swirls

In this episode of Way Finding, OwnTrail co-founder Kt McBratney talks with Maria West — a copywriter and content marketer with the versatility of a chameleon and founder of DTC Mom.

Trailblazer Claire Shorall on coaching, competition and the classroom

Calling Claire Shorall a lifelong learner is an understatement. Her passion for supporting individual and collective learning, growth and success has been a constant across her days as a student-athlete at Rice University, to more than a decade teaching high school, working in venture capital and mentorship and now as the co-founder and CEO of …

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Ochuko Akpovbovbo on confidence, college and redefining success on your own terms

Ochuko Akpovbovbo smiles at the visualization of her trail through life

Founding and launching Parachute Media. Landing a prime role at a top sportswear brand. Graduating from college. Ochuko Akpovbovbo hasn’t let the past year and a half stop her aspirations. In fact, the Lagos native currently based in Portland is just getting started. She took a few moments out of her purpose-packed schedule to share …

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Getting authentic and awkward with Frances Tang

Frances Tang and her trail on OwnTrail

Some ‘aha’ moments are mundane, some are miraculous and some can be plain awkward — and Frances Tang‘s company Awkward Essentials is living proof. Personal experience led her to create the company’s signature after-sex cleanup product, then she brought the often awkward bedroom conversation to the boardroom to successfully raise $2.3 million to expand. It’s …

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Creative trailblazers talk creativity and stress

Stress and creativity: we’ve all got ’em both. Thankfully, four creative trailblazers from the OwnTrail community— Kaitlin Maud, Brandi Nicole Payne, Susan Lieu and Jen Fischer — came together for a frank conversation about stress, creativity and the relationship between them. Here are some key takeaways from the discussion: 1. Being an artist or creative …

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