John Goudie is a talented, energetic, community-focused entrepreneur. He is a creative arts producer, a photographer, videographer, painter, and a DIY-er. That’s come in handy after his family’s recent move, 5,000 kilometres across Canada, en route to establishing their longstanding vision of creating a retreat centre.
The creative arts-based business he runs with his wife, Wendy (last week’s guest!), is made up of several divisions including the Sparkle Dance Academy and Get Bent Yoga.
Building community has always been a central part of his personal and professional mission. He’s done this in lots of ways throughout his life, and it always makes a difference. Their business has even been recognized with a Community Support award from the Penticton Business Excellence Awards!
On this episode, host Angela de Burger chats with John about using his creative talents to capture moments that inspire and create connections between people, his approach to storytelling through his work, developing concepts for artistic projects, why community impact is so important to him, and whether his creative energy is amped up when working with his wife/business partner.
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People and things that inspire John:
- Christine Marshall (wildlife artist), Maud Lewis, Vincent van Gogh
- “Celebrate What's Right with the World!”, Dewitt Jones
- “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain”, Betty Edwards