DiscoverI Make a LivingThe Art of the Pivot: Tina Essmaker
The Art of the Pivot: Tina Essmaker

The Art of the Pivot: Tina Essmaker

Update: 2020-01-20


A pivot can be a powerful thing. Tina Essmaker started as a social worker with a side project, a Kickstarted magazine she founded with her husband. But when her marriage ended, she had to re-evaluate: stay with the magazine, or start something new? She decided to tap into her skills as a social worker and her connection to the creative community to re-launch as a creative coach. In this week's episode, Damona talks with Essmaker about how she transitioned from publishing into a self-created role where she helps creative workers identify and stick with their goals.

Essmaker offers concrete tips for people considering a shift from one path to another, and encourages listeners to consider the "emotional balance sheet" of their lives. (And Damona gets a gold star for her ability to describe her work concisely - would you get the same?) "It’s just a continual act of faith, that knowing what I’m doing is valuable and it’s needed, and then trusting that clients will come to me," says Essman, who now works as a coach, a speaker, and a writer.


To learn more about Tina and her services go to:

Word of Mouth Marketing- Article

Nielsen Report

If you like our show, please let us know by rating and reviewing it on whatever platform you listen to it. 5* reviews help us grow our audience and reach!

To learn more about FreshBooks and receive an exclusive offer go to









Sleep Timer


End of Episode

5 Minutes

10 Minutes

15 Minutes

30 Minutes

45 Minutes

60 Minutes

120 Minutes

The Art of the Pivot: Tina Essmaker

The Art of the Pivot: Tina Essmaker

James Morris, Tina Essmaker, Damona Hoffman, Paco Arizmendi