MIKE WATSON | DURATION: 50 MINUTES
Airdate: October 9, 2017
Mike Watson is an artist, educator, adviser and convener of people and ideas. He is a fashion designer and visual merchandiser. He teaches students about fashion design and fashion marketing at the Art Institute of Charlotte, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design. He is the founder of Heartful Apparel, a fashion brand that supports reshaping lives for the better. Mike is also a leadership consultant. He is the founder of Heart-Centric Leadership, a personal development consultancy that advises clients on leading from the heart. He is the host of TEDx Charlotte, presenting 'ideas worth sharing.' Mike earned an undergraduate degree in fashion-textile design from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a master's degree in fashion and consumer behavior from UNC Greensboro, and is a doctor of education candidate at Argosy University.
This episode is perfect for anyone interested in how fashion and leadership intersect and the power of a living from the heart.
IN THIS EPISODE
Mike explains what he means by heart-centric and why it matters in our lives.
He shares how he achieves balance and the value he brings to time-tested wisdom.
He discusses what makes something fashionable and what is driving change in fashion today.
Mike considers how fashion 'makes belief' and how it shifts perceptions of reality.
He discusses the connection between fashion and leadership.
Mike talks about the fashioning of identity and the shift in his life that occurred.
He shares his purpose in life, why people need to fail, and the importance of 'forest-bathing’ in his life.
Mike reveals what we would see if we could see where he creates and what his culminating work of art would be.
plus Mark's Personal Word Essay: The Ethics of Care
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This episode is sponsored by Blumenthal Performing Arts, celebrating its 25th year presenting the best in performing arts.