The Designer Gifts I Have Been Given [Podcast #011]

Designer Giftswith Rene’ Johnston-Gingrich

Join host Kelly Galea for this episode of the “Creative in Business” podcast with guest Rene’ Johnston-Gingrich.

Rene’s inspiration for what she shares originated from a blog she published near the holidays.  The holidays tend to inspire time to reflect and express gratitude but the information is as relevant and timely today as it was then.

Rene shares with you four of the major lessons she has learned from a group of amazing women entrepreneurs she has had the opportunity to work closely for the past several years.  These lessons are particularly relevant to those of us in creative fields, but the concepts we’ll be discussing are valuable to all types of businesses.


These lessons range from smart business practices, to providing outstanding service, to being true to you and your ideals. The concepts are valuable in running a successful business and immediately applicable.  Beyond that, the discussion echoes the importance of surrounding yourself with inspiring people and being open to learning from those around you.

Rene’ Johnston-Gingrich

Rene’ Johnston-Gingrich is the owner and founder of RJI Training and Consulting.

Her organization specializes in customized programs and trainings designed to emphasize the importance of teamwork and customer service designed to support your mission, values and goals to ultimately increase profits.


Rene’ is an author and speaker whose work has been featured in publications such as Furniture World and Retailer magazines. She’s served as a regular columnist for The Lewiston Tribune Business Profile, and her work has been featured in Today’s Innovative Woman’s online magazine as well as various other online publications Rene is an adjunct faculty member for the Lewis-Clark State College Business Division and awarded as Adjunct Faculty of the Year for LCSC’s Business Division in 2009. Rene holds a Master’s Degree in Adult Education and Human Resource Development.

She utilizes her business expertise and experience to develop and deliver custom training that is highly motivational, fast-paced and interactive.


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About the author, Kelly

Kelly Galea is a creative, multi-passionate entrepreneur and luminary blessed with a unique combination of wit, grit, intellect and intuition. She helps you navigate the work-life maze of ever-shifting priorities and transform your life through holistic self-discovery techniques and immersive, fun and magical mini-quests. Working with Kelly will inspire you to unveil, express and celebrate your vital personality and lifestyle preferences to create a more harmonious life.

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