Kim Alexis Newton truly does it all. She’s known as a successful artist, corporate executive, and entrepreneur through her quilting, career at Hallmark, and recent launch of her book and business—The Intentional Pause. Kim’s tenure at Hallmark developed her end-to-end business perspective while maintaining her appreciation for creativity in the workplace. Her venture, Alexis Enterprises, LLC, is the umbrella company for her art and media businesses.
As a corporate strategist, Kim took her passion for women and developed a strategy for them to achieve their full potential, creating and writing The Intentional Pause. Kim’s book is the culmination of her experiences in business and the creative world, launching in February to give women the permission to pause and dream about what they actually want to do as opposed to feeling overwhelmed while being underwhelmed. Kim inspires others by envisioning the potential in every person, helping them find their unique way in the chaos of life.
(01:39) Act 1: Fisk and Vanderbilt, pursuing her passion path
(03:07) Hallmark: integrating art and business
(03:59) The value of end-to-end understanding
(07:05) Time to disrupt myself (08:42) The Henry Crown Fellowship
(11:45) The over-underwhelming nature of saying yes (12:34) The Intentional Pause: permission, tools, time, intention
(14:07) The launch of a women’s workbook we all need
(15:17) A walkabout: networking, the true inflection point
(16:50) Advice from the best
(21:57) Fine art and quilting with Oprah Winfrey
(25:30) Powerful, Beautiful, and Brave Asmina
(26:12) Quilts are the new canvas
(27:13) Act 3: Alexis Enterprises’ fine art, Intentional Pause quilting company
(29:05) A changing sense of identity
(30:21) Not bored, but boards in the future
Learn more about Kim’s work at kimalexisnewton.com, or follow Kim on Twitter @kimalexisnewton. To hear more stories of people who found new meaning and fulfillment in the third act of their life on Liz Tinkham’s Third Act podcast at thirdactpodcast.com.