The Art of Building: Sanitary Tortilla Factory Founder Sheri Crider

February 28, 2018By Peri

Building a business takes resourcefulness, resilience and often a lucky accident or two. No one knows this more than Sheri Crider, who has built a life as an artist and founder of visual art centers (currently, the Sanitary Tortilla Factory in downtown ABQ), despite challenges of addiction and incarceration in her early life. Peri and Eph Sharpe chat with Sheri about the intersection of “businessperson” and “artist” and how she built upon skills in drawing and construction to create a rewarding, creative self-employed life. 

Get Your Activism On: Maggie Byers and Emilie De Angelis of Moms Demand Action NM

February 21, 2018By Peri

We get our activism on and talk with Maggie Byers and Emilie De Angelis of Moms Demand Action NM, a bi-partisan grassroots organization fighting the epidemic of gun violence in the US. Peri and Eph Sharpe chat with Maggie and Emilie about the group’s advocacy for common sense gun control legislation and how regular folks can get involved.

Self-Care for the Self-Employed: Wellness Coach Antonia Montoya

February 14, 2018By Peri

Today on Self-Employed Happy Hour we talk wellness with coach, educator, bass player and grateful human Antonia Montoya. Peri and Eph Sharpe chat with Antonia about how to carve out time and intention for self-care within a busy self-employed life. Peri also shares a slice of her self-employed juggle this winter, from her frosty living room studio.

New Year 2018 Coaching Special!

January 12, 2018By Peri

If you’ve been working on plans for the new year and could use advice from an experienced business author and coach, I’m here to help! Sign up for any premium coaching package at peripakroo.com/coaching and use code 2018FORTUNE for 40% off!

Guiding vs. Bossing

December 5, 2017By Peri

As a grown-up I think I’ve figured out a way to be helpful without being (too) bossy. In fact, the more I think about it, I believe my aversion to being *perceived* as bossy has powerfully shaped my approach and perspective to this world of coaching that I find myself in.

New Site Quietly Live Today

November 17, 2017By Peri

Let it be known (quietly, shh) that I finished building my new website and migrated it to the live site in the wee hours last night. I built it and I’m tired. But it’s live! #whoo

Tips for Business Coaching Clients

November 12, 2017By Peri

The following business coaching tips should give you a clearer vision of the process and how to get the most out of working with a coach.

How to Talk to a Crowd: Public Speaking Tips

May 3, 2017By Peri

The most important detail for you to be clear about is who is in the audience. How much did they pay to get into the event? Say, for an art competition, who are the participants: adults from a local correctional facility or high school students? You’ll want to cater your talk to their perspective.