Host Justin Gignac (@justingignac) sits down in the studio with Tina Essmaker (@tinaessmaker) for a deeply personal conversation. Tina opens up about loss, divorce, resiliency, and new beginnings as she moves on from her role as Co-Founder and Editor in Chief of The Great Discontent. She embarks on this next chapter of her career as a coach, speaker, and writer with courage and enthusiasm.
Tina has made a career out of listening to and supporting others. For more than a decade, she was focused on social work helping runaway and homeless teens. Then co-founded TGD where she interviewed over 250 artists, makers and risk takers, including Cheryl Strayed, Debbie Millman, Reggie Watts, Tavi Gevinson, Leon Bridges, and Krista Tippett.
In this episode, you will learn how to pick yourself back up in difficult times and create a life from the inside out based on what’s important to you instead of reacting to outside pressures and expectations.
Things that were mentioned:
Asking Not Asking, Tina's Bimonthly Coaching Column on WNW Magazine
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Dan Rubin interview, the first on TGD
Author Sheila Heti
Author of Wild, Cheryl Strayed
Tina's 2017 AIGA Design Conference talk on humanity, vulnerability and empathy
Every Dollar, Dave Ramsey's budgeting app
Justin's speaking nightmare of losing his notes in his first ever professional talk (just watch the first 60 seconds)