The Pivot: Reinventing Your Professional Identity with Dr. Heidi Kay Begay
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This week, I welcome Dr. Heidi Kay Begay. Heidi is a wonderful flutist and teacher, and produces two separate podcasts: the Flute 360 Podcast and the Pivoting Musician Podcast.

Heidi chose to enter one of the most competitive careers in all of Classical Music, becoming a professional flutist and professor. She got a Doctor of Musical Arts in Flute Performance, and began the process of kickstarting a career as an artist-teacher.

After years of commitment, her dream job was upended by the Pandemic. Heidi made the choice to reinvent her professional identity, moving into content creation and online coaching and teaching.

She’s here today to talk about the pivot - that choice to take your career, and ultimately, your professional identity, in a new direction. We also discuss the challenges of creating an online business and how families seek to create financial wellness by cultivating additional income streams.

I know you’ll be inspired by her story, and we  have a great time talking about her experience as an online entrepreneur.

Dr. Heidi Kay Begay is passionate about guiding the modern-day musician to find their unique voice on and off the stage.

Heidi is the owner of two thriving companies, which include J&K Media Productions and Flute 360. Through her entrepreneurial portfolio, she wears many different hats, which include being an educator, flutist, coach, and podcaster.

She is the creator and host of two current podcasts. The first is Flute 360, which has received over 100,000 downloads since 2018 and has served flutists worldwide through its 225+ episodes. The second podcast includes The Pivoting Musician, which Heidi co-hosts with her colleague, Dr. Garrett Hope.

Throughout her business, she serves her clientele through different offerings, such as music lessons, coaching sessions, and her three digital courses, which include The Pivoting Musician, The Podcasting Musician, and Generating Income as a Podcaster Through Corporate Sponsorships.

Heidi is thrilled to work with musicians to reach new heights, so they can feel empowered and have a life they love both on and off the stage. To learn more about Heidi, please visit her website at

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