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Teller of Tales

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Throughout her life, Jen Rubin was greatly influenced by close family and friends for all their community building in whatever form—including storytelling.

Musical Mentoring

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Artists and arts consumers alike are drawn to Madison to live, work and play. Among the list of worldclass performers to find her foothold here is Gail Becker.

Real-Life Reels

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When Carrie Highman is behind the lens—or in the director’s chair—she sets about crafting a visual portal into the lives of others.

Intentional Living

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Sometimes it can feel like your life is living you instead of the other way around. Maybe there’s too much to do and no time to pause and consider what you actually want to do. But, there’s a way out of this vicious cycle.

Empowering Mothers and Saving Babies

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Today, local doulas, along with physicians, medical professionals and community advocates—many of whom are African-American women—are part of an emerging grassroots movement in Madison to turn the black infant mortality rate around.

Indigo Trails

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Stacey Bean built Indigo Trails, which offers mindfulness retreats, wellness nights, personal coaching and yoga (in a barn!).

Angels Loving Care

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After earning her master’s degree in health administration, Julie Nowak launched her own caregiving business, Angels Loving Care, in 2014, and has seen the enterprise grow like wildfire.

A Creative Ecosystem

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CODAworx has been around for only five years yet has gained recognition among artists all over the world and will likely expand to serve international clients next year, says founder and CEO Toni Sikes.

Axios Life Coaching

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Jara Rios founded Axios Life Coaching in 2016 and has expanded its offerings to include career-related and relationship-based coaching, as well as grief counseling.