Building a Business Based on Place-Making, Intentional Gratitude and Elevating Others | Interview with Kristin Tovar
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I’m so honored to introduce Kristin Tovar to the Feminine Foresight community!
Kristin is a guest I've been wanting to sit down with and interview since before the podcast even came into existence. (Dreams do come true, peeps!) I met Kristin in Tucson, where she has built two businesses that highlight all of the beauty that the city possess.
Kristin first created Why I Love Where I Live as a personal practice of gratitude and intentionality.
She also co-founded CULTIVATE Tucson, a pop-up market place that highlights the potential of public spaces and the beautiful work of dozens of local makers and vendors.
In this episode of FF we discuss how the idea of place-making roots Kristin's work and how she has built businesses that put others in the spotlight.
I know you're going to love it!
In this episode:
2:13 - Introduction to Kristin Tovar and her work
3:16 - Background of Why I Love Where I Live and how discontent led to intentionally practicing gratitude for Tucson
5:40 - The other cities that Kristin was drawn to originally and thought she wanted to build her life
6:37 - When the practice of gratitude turned into real gratitude and love for Tucson
10:08 - How Kristin is now able to appreciate big cities without bringing up discontent
11:15 - What the term ‘place-making’ means and how Kristin practices it herself
13:43 - The many layers of a city that Kristin looks at when she considers place-making
15:00 - Kristin’s favorite places in Tucson right now
17:19 - Current challenges that Kristin recognizes are affecting Tucson
18:40 - Kristin shares about her experience launching her retail store, Why I Love Where I Live
20:15 - How Kristin prioritized work and life while launching the store, hosting CULTIVATE and raising two kids
23:00 - The experience of feeling both connected and misunderstood when building communities and businesses
27:42 - How Kristin summarizes the heart of all of her work
29:24 - Where you can find Kristin online and in person!
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