Do you ever experience “design block” or personal branding BLEGH when you think about how to present yourself and your business online? If so, you are not alone! That makes at least two of us :)
You are going to love this episode with brand strategist Kaye Putnam on authentic expression, the 12 brand archetypes, and why sometimes understanding our own brand is like reading a label from the inside of a jar—and what to do about it.
Kaye believes that when you have a clear brand, your clients love, respect, and are willing to pay premium prices for your work—which gives you the clarity and confidence to scale your impact and income.
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Check out full show notes from this episode with links to resources mentioned at PivotMethod.com/137.
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More About Kaye Putnam
Kaye Putnam is a psychology-driven brand strategist for entrepreneurs. Through work with hundreds of clients from global brands to solo business owners, she developed The Clarity Code. She believes in pursuing audacious dreams and that there is genius that lives inside every entrepreneur.
When you have a clear brand, your clients love, respect, and are willing to pay premium prices for your work. It gives you the clarity and confidence to scale your impact and income. When she’s not transforming brands, she’s exploring the world with her husband and two little ones.
Topics We Cover
What it means to build a brand on truth, not trends
How Kaye developed the 12 brand archetypes—and a fun peek into a few
Why branding can be so overwhelming for people who aren’t visual thinkers
“Design block” — why sometimes understanding our own brand is like reading a label from the inside of a jar
Pull inspiration from two (you have veto power!)
Demand triggers for your brand: why are people drawn to you?
The shoulds of branding and credibility cues versus doing it your way
When to go with something more affordable versus a higher investment in brand strategy
Branding as a system, scaling a small business
Kaye’s biggest surprise since starting this work
Using your brand archetype as a powerful model to craft your brand around. When people understand your brand, they can begin to LIKE + TRUST you, which leads to sales.
The fear and realization that you’re no different from your competition
My universal downloads - what happens if I don’t show up?
What's Your Brand Archetype? Your Innate Advantage with Kaye Putnam
Kaye Putnam on the web: Kaye Putnam
YouTube Channel: Kaye Putnam
Kaye’s Brand SourceBook
Articles: Bad Fit Clients
Previous Pivot Podcasts:
Jenny’s Pivot brand strategy team: ABC Design Lab
The Tim Ferris Show: Dita Von Teese — The Queen of Burlesque
Life After College by Jenny Blake
Dr. Carol S. Pearson and Margeret Mark’s The Hero and the Outlaw: Building Extraordinary Brands Through the Power of Archetypes.
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