We had the good fortune of connecting with Nadine Bubeck and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Nadine, what role has risk played in your life or career?

I get my high from creatively challenging myself. While some run marathons with their feet, I run marathons in my mind- I’m always thinking of new ideas, new projects, and new endeavors. The funny thing- is I do it for me. I don’t, necessarily, pursue new projects to make millions (even though that would be nice); rather, I do it because I find it personally fulfilling, fun and emotionally rewarding. I believe in taking risks, as long as they’re safe and realistic.

When I transitioned out of TV news, I was scared. It’s what I had worked so hard for so long to achieve, but it wasn’t working out. And so, I had a lot of thinking to do… What was my next move, and how would I do it? And so began a flurry of mompreneurial endeavors… many of which I would have done differently if I knew now what I knew then- but that’s the fun of it, right? Living and learning.

I take realistic risks because I believe in what I do. When I pursue starting a new company, like literally launching a clothing line overnight… or publishing a book without any former knowledge of the process; those things, I believed in. I can’t help but “doing now and thinking later”- it’s who I am, and a part of me that will never change. But I can help with doing now SMARTLY while simultaneously thinking… that is the biggest risk reward I’ve learned.

I’ve transitioned from a TV news reporter to an author to a fashion designer to a TV contributor to a mother-of-a-son who now runs a business at 7-years-old… risk is a part of me, and something I will continue to invest in. In fact, I’m working on my next risk- a passion that’s been calling my name that I’m finally pursuing. I’m in the final stages of completing a handbook that teaches kids the skills, confidence and courage to be strong public speakers. While putting so much time and effort, heart and soul into this… it’s a risk I find dear to my heart. And for that, it will be worth it.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?

I believe my professional career path is a journey and I’m constantly taking the scenic route. I never know what’s around the bend, but that’s the kind of adventure that excites me.

I spent nearly 10 years as a TV news anchor and transitioned out of news after having my first son. Life before having kids was only life leading up to them- motherhood was, is, and will always be my greatest joy, greatest fulfillment and greatest accomplishment. I am a blessed boy mama to Nicholas, Zachary (Zaza) and Alex… and to sound totally cliche, they are my absolute world, heart and soul.

When I became a mom, I went from corporate to entrepreneurial. TV has always had a place in my heart, and so, I’ve branded myself as a lifestyle/parenting/travel contributor- I’ve done TV segments all over the country and I love it.  And I also love writing. I write for numerous local and national publications including City Lifestyle, News Break, The Today Show Parenting Team and North Phoenix Family Magazine. I also authored a children’s book and am working on my latest endeavor- a handbook teaching kids about public speaking (a skill, I believe, is the most invaluable thing a kid can learn). And when Covid hit, I encouraged my oldest to get creative… at 6, he launched his own company; check it out: creationsbynicholas.com. He’s been featured on national media spanning Good Morning America, Forbes, E! and beyond- I couldn’t be more proud of my young CEO.

If I could, I would spend my time traveling with my family- road tripping is my thing and I believe in gifting my kids experience over monetary things. I’ll pull them from school any day… I’m adamant on instilling in my boys a zest for adventure, spontaneity and experiencing life to the fullest. They’re always down to get in the car and embark on a new adventure- and I love sharing my travel insight on TV and in articles. My favorite quote: People don’t take trips; trips take people. And people think I’m crazy because I often load the kids in the car and road-trip solo (my husband cannot always join). But to me, it’s a beautiful, crazy, memorable chaos!

What lessons have I learned along the way? HA! There are millions- and I learn something new every day. I’ve learned to be resilient. I’ve learned to trust myself. I’ve learned to take it slow and be strategic. I’ve learned to lean on those you trust most. I’ve learned to ask for help. I’ve learned how to emotionally silence haters. I’ve learned that going through the motions is a part of the process… Some days I’m the most persistent person on the planet- and other days I’m down on myself. I’ve learned to not make money a goal- success isn’t defined in dollars. But I’ve also learned the value of my time and of myself.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?

Raised a California girl, I never saw myself living anywhere besides someplace dreamy and beachfront. Well, I am now proud to call sunny Scottsdale home. I love the Valley landscape because it’s naturally livable. If a friend were visiting, we would hop on cruisers and ride the McCormick Ranch greenbelt around the lake and golf course. We would hike Camelback and snap a selfie at the top. We would simply sit in my backyard- my haven- and enjoy the fresh air. We would day trip to Sedona and hike in Oak Creek Canyon. If it were winter, we would drive to Flag and search for snow. Maybe we would do a staycation at one of Scottsdale’s amazing resorts and sit poolside all day. And in the summer, to escape the heat, we’d take the simple 6-hour drive to San Diego and get a beach fix.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?

I’ve been very fortunate to have a strong support system in all my career paths. You ask- who deserves a little credit and recognition in your story? My answer: so many people. I guess I’ll start with the obvious: my husband who has a love-hate relationship with my crazy, creative, dreaming-and-doing spirit. While he’s a black-and-white kind of guy, I’m the grey, so we’re balanced in being one another’s advocates. Also, my close friends- a small circle of special people- often the first to like an Instagram post, buy my book, or purchase one of my son’s crafty kits. I thank them for their continued words of kindness and compliments. And speaking of- I have a wealth of talented friends, some of whom I turn to for photoshoots (I’m not the easiest person to work with, admittedly).  In addition, the media. With my respective background in television, I’ve come across a number of amazingly influential, incredible, intelligent individuals who support me, promote me, and guide me.

Website: nadinebubeck.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mamaandmyboys/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nadinebubeck/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mrsnadinebubeck/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/nadinebubeck

Image Credits
Orchid Bloom Photography Heather R. Geranen Photography

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