Digital Nomad Cat Coquillette on Scaling a Side Hustle into a Business // Interview with Skillshare
Interview with Skillshare:
Digital Nomad Cat Coquillette on Scaling a Side Hustle into a Business
Skillshare periodically features their top teachers in one-on-one interviews, which helps to demonstrate the broad depth of creatives and professionals who have have found success on their platform. After both of my classes made it into the Best Classes of 2017 List, they reached out to me to understand more about my journey as a creative and educator.
Between teaching on Skillshare, partnering with brands such as Urban Outfitters, earning her motorcycle license, and traveling the world, it's safe to say that Cat Coquillette keeps pretty busy! We caught up with Cat to learn how she decided to take the plunge and become a digital nomad, where she finds inspiration, and how teaching on Skillshare has contributed to her professional success.
What is the best part about being a permanent “nomad”?
I just completed my first year of full-time traveling, which has taken me to some uniquely gorgeous places and introduced me to an incredible group of nomadic/entrepreneurial friends. The past twelve months have been adventurous, hectic, and constantly shifting in trajectory. I wouldn't change a thing.
Staying in motion and flow is key to fueling inspiration. When I’m comfortable, I’m bored. I’ve found that my personal fulfillment is synonymous with being on-the-move, feeling inspired, and quenching my curiosity. This translates over perfectly to a nomadic lifestyle.
My best artwork comes from the experiences I’ve had exploring the world firsthand, not sitting at home behind a computer screen. I strive to find moments in life that make me take a deep breath and think to myself, “I can’t believe I’m here right now.” These are the moments that help propel myself, my artwork, and my business to the next level.