We had the good fortune of connecting with Natalia Carnevale and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Natalia, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
When I created my business, I was driven by creativity. The education system is changing and now more than ever we need out of the box thinking! Creativity sparks joy and connection amongst my community and I wanted to see more of it.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am a typical gal giving tips and tricks in an atypical way. I have spent over a decade working with neuro-divergent learners. Over the years I noticed an element was missing that so many ‘typical’ learners had access to: FUN and CREATIVITY. Learning does not need to be systematic, it simply needs to be available. My classes have evolved to being access for all abilities and many interests! For that, I am thankful.
With that being said, I think some days it felt difficult to be where I am today.
It was shocking how many people were not welcoming to our future generations.
However, I did not give up.
I continued to provided classes and resources in a variety of locations and mediums.
Due to this experience I have learned that out of the box thinking starts with me. If I expect my learners to be flexible yet perseverant that starts with me modeling it.
My brand is Atypagal because it is the foundation of standing out, going against the grain and daring to be brave. I hope I can inspire many to nurture their children through nature for many years to come.
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?
Trips should be for exploration and letting go a bit so I’ll make a little list and let your day guide you!
Sahuaro Ranch Park
Tierra Madre Sanctuary (open until 11am)
The Bat Cave
Culinary Drop Out
This burrito truck that parks off Cavecreek road every morning near the cemetery
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My children are a great contributor to my success. They invite me into their world each and every day which allows for opportunities to create greater connections to the community. To my husband for listening to me ramble about my endless ideas and holding down the fort.
Last but not least, my parents. At a young age, they honored my out of the box thinking.
Philip Carnevale Photography