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Episode 5: Navigating Creative Career Changes with Kalen Mehlman

Artist and Interior Designer Kalen Mehlman of Kalen’s Place joins Editor-in-Chief Jennifer Blot for a conversation on how our “creative selves” can transform over time, tapping into new opportunities and growth as professionals and artistic beings. Kalen shares the importance of recognizing our inner creative journey and how that can serve us professionally and personally.

A lifelong “creative,” Kalen can be found in Phoenix, Arizona, working as an artist and full-time interior designer … and taco slinger at her family’s local restaurant, The Beach House. Kalen’s scope of creative work includes providing custom pieces of whimsical artwork that were sold in boutiques and directly to clients throughout the valley, teaching children’s art classes and inspiring workshops for many years, and designing interiors for both residential and commercial spaces. Currently, her primary focus as a creative and female entrepreneur is in the interior design world … but to her, there’s always room for new future “creative career” opportunities just around the corner!

Read Kalen’s story featured in our Spring 2023 issue of WHERE Women Create!

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