Episode 007: Balancing + Happiness As An Entrepreneur, with Ari Krzyzek

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KT is coming back at you with our next episode featuring Ari Krzyzek, the Co-founder, creative director, and chief designer of Chykalophia and founder of Creative Women’s Co. Listen below to hear how balancing your passion projects can feel overwhelming and how to make sure that you are balancing things for your happiness.


  • Learn a bit about Ari from KT [0:01:03]

  • How Creative Women’s Co is starting chapters internationally [0:04:05]

  • What advice she has for juggling multiple passion projects [0:05:20]

  • What content batching is + why she uses it [0:09:25]

  • Who Ari’s number 1 fan is [0:11:08]

  • Why establishing a community is important for growth in a business [0:13:55]

  • What is included on her entreprenuerial bucket list [0:15:38]

  • Who is Ari’s character alter-ego is [0:17:43]

Don’t give up if you want to go a long way.
— Ari Krzyzek

Resources Mentioned

  • Zootopia

The fact is you only have 24 hours in the day, you don’t get any less or any more.
— Ari Krzyzek

Get to Know Ari Krzyzek

Co-founder, creative director and chief designer of Chykalophia, Ari Krzyzek implements powerful branding strategies to provide distinctive designs for maximum impact via web, mobile and/or print. Additionally, she founded and hosts Creative Women’s Co., serving as design consultant, mentor and professional peer in support of fellow female entrepreneurs.

Find + Follow Creative Women’s Co.


Find + Follow Chykalophia


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Meet the Host:

KT Speetzen is the CEO of Mother Cluckers Comedy, LLC. By day she teaches everyone from entrepreneurs, politicians to corporations the power of comedic storytelling for branding and engagement. By night she’s the and the Creator and Producer of Chicago’s The Mother Cluckers Comedy Troupe. In previous lives, KT has worked behind the scenes in documentary television for A&E, The History Channel and National Geographic, in addition to earning her Masters in Education and her National Boards Certification while teaching for the Chicago Public Schools. KT loves David Bowie, her crazy family, and is slowly starting to understand Twitter.