In this week’s post, we are doing something new. Every month or so, we’ll share conversations with extraordinary businesswomen. Through these stories, we hope you see the connection we all share and find something that supports you in the work you do.
Today we’d like you to meet Beth Katz, founder of Mt. Washington Pottery. Beth makes beautiful functional and decorative ceramics. All her work is done by hand and on the potter’s wheel in her Los Angeles, California studio.
I’ve known Beth for many years and watched her business grow and become very successful. One of the constants in her business is the commitment she demonstrates, time and time again, to be clear about want she wants to create, figuring it out, and following practical steps that take her in the direction she wants to go. She is true to herself, and the actions she takes are based on her inner clarity. Once she said to me, “I am the heart, and my business is the body.”
To me, this means Beth listens to her heart and lets it guide her in creating and growing her business as a true reflection of who she is. The body of her business is all of the moving parts it takes to run Mt. Washington Pottery, and her professional decisions are based on her inner compass.