Episodes

  • Tara McMullin (formally Tara Gentile) is a podcaster, writer, and small business community leader. With over a decade of experience helping thousands of small business owners grow their businesses, she’s on a mission to change the dialogue about what’s really working from hype to candid conversation.

    She’s the host of the What Works podcast, a top small business podcast that’s been recommended by Forbes and Entrepreneur, as well as the founder of The What Works Network, a community hub for small business owners. She’s also a bestselling Money & Life instructor on CreativeLive. Her work has been featured on Fast Company, Inc, Daily Worth, and The Huffington Post.

    In this conversation we talk about why she shifted from teaching, coaching and providing courses online to a radically different model - a community of learning filled with small business owners from across industries and business models who are ready and willing to get real about what’s working–and what’s not.

    We talk about why, for most of us, taking course after course simply doesn't work. There is no one size fits all approach, and instead, we need a combination of tailored solutions, support and ideas, community, resilience and more.

    We also dive into what drove Tara personally to leave a very successful business model behind and create something radically difference (even if she didn't initially realise just HOW radically different her new direction was!) 

    For me, Tara has always been at the cutting edge of small business thought leadership. She was the first business mentor I hired and her work has personally influenced me a lot over the years.

    So this conversation was an absolute joy for me and I know you're going to find it fascinating and wickedly useful too.

     

    Links Mentioned In This Episode With Tara McMullin

    The What Works Network

    The What Works Podcast 

    Tara's Writing on Medium

    Tara's classes on Creative Live  

  • This is an episode it took me 3 attempts at recording. Not because of technical difficulties but because it felt so damn uncomfortable. And important.

    In today's episode of The Meaningful Business Podcast I'm sharing my experience of living and running a business while managing a long term mental health condition.

    It's something I've mentioned before in passing, but as it's Mental Health Awareness week here in the UK, I'm making the choice to be a lot more open about my mental health experiences because:

    a. I think the more we can normalise mental health the less stigma there will be around it. And the less stigma there is, the less shame people will hopefully have around asking for help.

    1 in 4 of us experience mental health issues so it shouldn't be the dark secret it is for so many - including myself. 

    Mental health challenges drain you of so much precious life force and energy - the very least we can do is try and remove the unnecessary additional strain of trying to keep it secret too.

    b. There are inherent risk factors for mental health baked into a lot of the culture of entrepreneurship - and this needs to stop. now.

    c. I know that I am far from the only business owner who lives with a mental health condition so I'm sharing in the hope that by seeing that it's totally possible to have a sustainable business even with the added burden of a mental health challenge. 

    In this episode I share my own experience of living with anxiety, depression and OCD (obsessive thoughts variety), and some of the things I've put in place - both from a business perspective and a personal/lifestyle one, to support and sustain me. 

    Links mentioned in this episode on Business and mental health:

     

    Going There With Jen Podcast

    Anxiety UK

    Time To Change UK based charity

    NAMI (US based grassroots mental health support service)

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  • day’s podcast was recorded as part of the Messy Meaningful Business project - in fact, it’s our final contribution and I wanted to save it until the end. . 

    Julie Parker knows what it takes to build a messy, meaningful,  beautiful coaching business. As the founder of the Beautiful You coaching Academy she trains coaches in the art and craft of becoming excellent life coaches and she also knows the reality of what it takes to build a sustainable coaching practice. 

    In this episode we talk about 

    How long it really takes to build a successful coaching business, Why you should never quit your job until you are absolutely ready – emotionally and financially, Why being successful involves focusing on meaningful connections and staying open to your intuitionHow her business has evolved over the years - including opening up to her spiritual side as a Priestess. 

    We also discuss the glories of being a coach and a healer alongside the darker side of the industry - and why we need to talk about more so that we can start to clean up our own backyard and go into the industry with eyes wide open.

    About Julie Parker

    Hailed by ELLE Magazine as a "self-help guru" Julie Parker is the Founder of The Beautiful You Coaching Academy where she passionately trains and supports heart centered people to become life coaches.  The Editor in Chief of inspired COACH Magazine, a published author, podcast host and in demand speaker, Julie has inspired thousands of people on stages all over the world and is the recipient of numerous leadership and women’s business awards.

    Julie is also a modern day Priestess with a focus on her Celtic, Balkan, Iberian and Greek lineage.  She is committed to contributing to a world where qualities of intuition, presence, nurturing, spiritual exploration, social justice and service are honoured.  Julie is currently undertaking intensive training to become a Priestess of the Magdalene.

    Julie lives in Melbourne with her husband, stepdaughter and two much loved adopted cats.


    Social Media Links 

    Website Link - http://juliesuzanneparker.com/

    Podcast - http://juliesuzanneparker.com/podcast/

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Julie-Parker-142542969420929/?fref=ts

    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/julesyparker/

  • We're told to be authentic in our businesses - but it's often easier said than done. Jenny Mahan is someone who does this wonderfully. In this week's episode, she shares her business journey and how she has managed to beautifully blend so many elements of her life and work into a truly holistic business. 

    Jenny is a musician, nurse, health coach, soap maker, homesteader, and all round wise woman and she is very driven by a need to make real change through her word. To her, a meaningful business is nourishing for ourselves, our clients and the world around us. She bases her philosophy on permaculture principles - earth care, people care, fair share.

    If you're struggling to choose a niche or combine multiple interests into one business, you'll love this episode.

    About Jenny
    Jenny Mahan is a Registered Nurse, Certified Health and Wellness coach, and owner of Pine Creek Wellness. She supports folks who have had a health wake up call reclaim their health with holistic Lifestyle Medicine. Jenny offers online and in person Skillpower Culinary Medicine classes, and group and one to one coaching to support folks to feel better so they can do what matters most to them.

    She lives in far northern Wisconsin near the shores of Lake Superior with her husband
    and son on a tiny spring-fed, Northwoods-shaded tributary of Pine Creek where they
    garden, raise chickens, make maple syrup, and are building their own small, passive
    solar, energy efficient home.

    She is an author, singer/songwriter, soap maker, and reluctant runner and is passionate
    about promoting local sustainable agriculture and food justice. When she’s not working
    you can find her curled up with a book in the hammock, unless it’s snowing (which it is 7
    or 8 months out of the year on Pine Creek), in which case she’s likely sitting by the fire
    knitting.

    Jenny's Links:
    5 free, easy, healthful one pot recipes
    Or read more about sane nutrition:  and Plant power

    Jenny's Website
    Facebook
    Instagram

  • Today, Holly Worton and I talk about what it takes to publish a book, both the practical action that needs to be taken, as well as the inner work so we can step out of our comfort zone and actually take that action. We discuss Holly’s upcoming book, and the steps she’s taken to ensure that she gets the book out into the world in a much bigger way than she has with her previous eight books. 


    What You'll Learn

    What it takes to write a book (both practical action and inner work)The full process Holly used to write her upcoming book, from concept to publicationHow things have changed in independent publishing over the past couple of yearsDos and Don’ts of book cover design, including tips that can make or break your bookA super easy (and affordable) way to crowdsource your book cover designHow to print a paperback without ending up with a garage full of booksHow to deal with the inevitable mindset stuff that comes up along the wayWhy we need to keep doing the mindset work throughout the project


    Other Resources

    Our previous episode on connecting with nature https://www.jocasey.com/nature/Forest bathing Meetup group https://www.meetup.com/Forest-Bathing-and-Nature-Therapy/ PSYCH-K® https://psych-k.com/ Vellum https://vellum.pub/ How To Format Your Ebook And Print Book with Vellum https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2018/02/21/how-to-format-your-ebook-and-print-book-with-vellum/ KDP for publishing ebooks and paperbacks on Amazon https://kdp.amazon.com Draft2Digital for extended book distribution https://www.draft2digital.com/r/Yb6GoY IngramSpark for extended print distribution http://ingramspark.com Bestseller in 30 Days: Launch Your Book to the Top of the Bestsellers List and Unleash the Hidden Power of Amazon, by Michelle Kulp https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01BWBT3FS/ Backwards Book Launch: Reverse Engineer Your Book and Unlock Its Hidden 6-Figure Potential, Go From Being a Broke Author to a Rich Author, by Michelle Kulp https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0793MFVRR/ How to get the book out of your head and onto Amazon podcast episode - https://www.jocasey.com/how-to-get-your-book-out-of-your-head/

    99 Designs - for book covers and other graphic design http://99designs.com 

  • Holly Worton is on the show again today and we're talking about the philosophy of “no pain, no gain” and how it applies to healing and personal development.
    Is it necessary? Is it an important part of healing? Are there times when we need to step aside from the more gentle types of healing and therapy and turn to something a bit more intense? Is this kind of healing right for everyone? And how do you know if it's right for you? In this episode, we explore the world of more intense therapies, based on some recent personal experience.

    In this fascinating episode, Holly shares her recent experience of taking part in a Kambo ceremony - which was, erm... intense but something that she feels was not only worth it, but something she'd like to try again.

    Even though we stress this in the show, Kambo is something that we do not recommend you do without proper, trained and supportive guidance. 

    What You’ll Learn

    How does the “no pain, no gain” philosophy apply to healing and personal development?Why we sometimes need to look at the dark stuff – but not wallow in itHow these types of therapies can help us to expand our comfort zoneWhy it's so important to feel safe and supported when working with the more intense therapiesIs there real value in these intense healing experiences?

    Other Resources

    Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body, by Peter Lavine How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics, by Michael PollanIEMT, or Integral Eye Movement Therapy DIY Dentistry, by Andy Riley  (This is actually comedy, and not how-to!)International Association of Kambo PractitionersKambo Dots
  • In this solo episode we're talking about perfectionism - that gnarly little habit of trying to make everything you do so damn impossibly good that ...well, you struggle to put the things 'out there' in the world. 

    Perfectionism is something that plagues me - always has and I've learned a lot of strategies to work with it over the years. And yet, like all personal growth it's never 'one and done'. It's comes back in a new form, or sometimes you find yourself dealing with the same old pattern but from a different angle. Which can be infuriating in an 'I thought I was done with this!' way. 

    I honestly thought for a long time that 'being a perfectionist' was something to strive for - in fact, I laughed out loud the first time a therapist told me I was a perfectionist - ridiculous, I thought, I'm not perfect at anything. 

    I learned over the years that perfectionism is most definitely not about thinking you're perfect - it's about never believing you're good enough and therefore nothing you create, produce, do is going to be good enough. But you try to make things good enough - but you never seem to get there. You can find yourself postponing and reworking projects, cancelling plans, telling yourself things like: It'll be good enough when... (insert impossible to achieve thing) 

    Fun fact: procrastination and perfectionism are bosom buddies! They often work in tandem to keep you out of action. A thing isn't good enough right, so you just need to spend a bit of time improving it, so you do and then it's still not quite there, so maybe if you add/change/remove this bit it will be better. It's easy to get stuck in a loop of perfecting and procrastinating and never doing the thing or putting your creation out into the world. 

    I learned from working with Tanya Geisler that perfectionism/procrastination are just 2 ways the Imposter Complex can show up. 

    Today I'm sharing my own experience with perfectionism and some of the ways I've learned to overcome it and stop getting in my own way (a lot of it has involved embracing the fact that my business and my life is allowed to be messy and imperfect and is can still be bloody good!)  

    Links mentioned in this episode around perfectionism:

    Tanya Geisler's work on the Imposter Complex (and listen to the episode I recorded with Tanya here)

    The revamped Meaningful Biz Academy in all it's shiny, freshly painted glory

  • The past 2 years or so have been intense politically and have thrown up a ton of questions and opened up a lot of really important conversations about gender, race and just how far we thought we'd come as progressives and feminists - compared to the realisation that it wasn't nearly far enough. 

    By the time of the 2016 US election, my friend Jen Pavich had graduated coaching school, was finishing up her Masters degree, had a great corporate coaching role and was building up a great private coaching practice. But in spite of it all, she felt like she was hiding a big part of herself in her business - her feminism. 

    Fast forwards to 2019 and Jen is a glorious example of how stepping out from behind the mask of trying to model what every other coach is doing can be the very thing that makes your business shine out from the crowd.  

    Jen Pavich is a feminist life coach who helps women overcome the patriarchy in their own heads so they can do the things they really want to do AND become social justice warriors who help overthrow the existing power structure.

    Jen is a certified professional coach with an MA in Human Development, a fierce feminist worldview, and a passion for helping women create change in their lives. She is a certified facilitator (candidate) in The Daring Way™ method created by Dr. Brené Brown. 

    Jen is also the creator of Braving Your Business, a four-month program to help business owners be brave and authentic while creating businesses that align with their values and the host of the Unquiet Sisterhood podcast.

    In this episode we talk about:

    Jen's journey to truly having an aligned business - and the internal resistance that cropped up along the way. How studying with  Brene Brown's Daring Way Practitioner training helped shape her practiceHow mainstream coaching and personal development is failing us all - and what we can do about it

    Connect with Jen via her website or on Facebook or Instagram

    And be sure to sign up for her weekly Love Letters From The Resistance - they're pretty amazing

  • OK, I'll admit it - while I have been LOVING my conversations with Holly Worton, This one had me leaning WAY into my woo edge! 

    Today, we talk about spirit guides, our higher self, and tapping into our intuition. We discuss whether or not it’s disempowering to get guidance from external sources, and whether we should just rely on our intuition and our higher self for everything. This was inspired by an email Holly received from a listener:

    Spirit guides versus inner self! This has been on my mind for a while and has come to the foreground while I've been taking Lisa MW's WooWoo101 course I've been wondering; if you rely on spirit guides for guidance, is that not… disempowering? Your inner self has all the answers, right? So is looking to spirit guides, or things like pendulums etc, not giving your power away? Is it trusting external factors rather than trusting your own inner guidance? Or are they simply all coming from the same place? I'd love to have more clarity on this, since it feels a little woolly in my head.

    I ask a LOT of questions about spirit guides on this one and Holly was very patient with me! 
    She shared her own experience of working with her guides, and how she knows when it really is one of her guides, and when it's her inner wise self or intuition. 

    Whether your familiar with your own guides or have zero experience like me, you'll find this episode fascinating! 

    What You’ll Learn

    What are spirit guides, and why might you want to connect with them?Do things like lineage and ancestors come into play?Are angels, ghosts, and ancestors etc akin to spirit guides?What are they trying to guide us to/from?What is your higher self?How do you know the difference? Do you hear voices? See things? How do you know you’re not just making it all up?Is listening to guides abdicating responsibility to someone/something else?Is it our ego that says we should primarily be led by our own intuition?What kinds of things you can ask for help with in your lifeHow you can get started channeling your own guides

    How to Get Started: Professional Channels

    Joanna HennonLisa WechtenhiserCara Wilde

    How to Get Started: Books

    Ask Your Guides, Sonia ChoquetteOpening to Channel: How to Connect with Your Guide, by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

    How to Get Started: Courses

    Cara Wilde’s Channel Your Guide online course Opening to Channel: Connecting with Your Guide Audio Course by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer Lisa Wechtenhiser’s WooWoo 101 online course
  • Eli Trier is a community building mentor and connector of kindred spirits. She helps quiet revolutionaries to get connected and build communities so that they can make a massive impact with their business, find their 'right people', and make their corner of the world a better place. And as an introvert herself, Eli's techniques are designed so that you can get super-connected without succumbing to 'people-fatigue' or getting depleted, even if the word 'networking' makes you want to cry.

    And I love her! Our conversation was lush - Eli really brings an honesty and practicality to her work and shares her business journey as well as a ton of actionable ideas and  strategies for developing your own community projects. 

    And what I love is how our philosophies align - she's all about creating meaningful interactions in this digital world and how we can use our passions and our businesses to alleviate the chronic loneliness and disconnection that's rife in our world, to create something magical - all while earning your living. 

    We talk about mental health, networking as an introvert, being the hub and the connector as a way to build relationships - and how we can build meaningful, honest, human businesses along the way. 

    Links mentioned in this episode: 

    Eli’s Website

    Eli’s Instagram

  • Kyla Roma is a Canadian business coach to small business owners who want an organized, manageable way to run their business. 

    Kyla is very open about the fact that she's a human being - and in a world where cultivated perfection and always sunny lives are the norm online, this makes her story and approach even more refreshing.  She's a Mum (to one small human, 2 dogs, and a hedgehog!) and  someone who manages long term anxiety and depression. Her experience and circumstances have led her business to evolve and shape itself around her - prompting her to find innovative ways to use strategy and technology to create a business that fits hand in glove with her needs financially, emotionally and logistically.  

    In our conversation we talk about what led her to make the decisions she has in her business, where she sees so many entrepreneurs going wrong, how we can create businesses where the outside match our insides and why we all keep searching for the elusive magic sales pumpkin! 

    Since 2009 Kyla has been a trusted advisor to hundreds of businesses, and creative entrepreneurs who are passionate, discerning, and thoughtful. 
    You can find out more about her work at https://www.kylaroma.com and follow her on Instagram (she has a wickedly good instagram feed) at https://www.instagram.com/kylaroma/

  • Holly Worton and I are back with another woo-based episode, which is kind of the theme for our new season of podcasting together. Today’s episode is all about how to connect with yourself through connecting with Nature, which has been a big journey for both of us. We share our own personal journeys, including how we’ve connected with Nature, and how you might want to get started deepening your own connection with Nature. 

    As a woo adjacent person, I found this conversation both enlightening and inspiring (plus I kind of out myself as a straight edge who talks to trees!) 

    What You’ll Learn

    What our own personal journeys in connecting with Nature have looked like Whether the land has a feeling, and how to connect with thatWhat happens when we’re disconnected from NatureWhat it means to connect with Nature and how to do itWhy we should even bother: the benefits of connecting with Nature Whether or not this is for everyone: should everyone connect with Nature? Whether or not you have to spend hours hiking every weekend, or if there are other ways of doing itWhether or not it matters what sort of Nature you hang out inIf some places are more ‘magical’ than othersWhere to go? When to go? What to do?How to get started connecting with Nature How to know if you’re doing it “right”

    Things We Mention:

    Tracie Nichols https://tracienichols.com/ Forest bathing Meetup https://www.meetup.com/Forest-Bathing-and-Nature-Therapy/ The Three Day Effect: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/The-3-Day-Effect-AudiobookSwallowhead Spring - near Avebury http://www.megalithic.co.uk/article.php?sid=8333 Jo’s Facebook group, The Coaches & Healers Collective: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheCoachesCollective/ Holly’s Patreon http://patreon.com/hollyworton 
  • Theresa Fowler goes by the name of The Thought Shifter - because that's exactly what she's in the business of - helping women to put themselves first so they can fully heal and reconnect to their joy. 

    In this conversation, Theresa shares her own journey into personal development and spirituality, which began almost 10 years ago at the age of 43 — at the time she was a 60-a-day smoker, heavy binge drinker and an obese type 2 diabetic. Now after years of course work, self study and research, she has made it her life purpose to support others in putting themselves first so that they open their hearts to self love and reconnect with their joy.

    Links Mentioned in this episode: 
    https://www.thethoughtshifter.com
    https://www.facebook.com/thethoughtshifter


  • I'm very pleased to be back with another co-hosted episode with the fabulous Holly Worton. Holly and I have been doing co-hosted monthly episodes for a couple of years now but it’s been a few months since we did an episode together...in fact, our last one was in May! 

    Holly's business has taken a turn in a new direction since then, and since she's  more focused on my writing and on helping people connect more deeply to themselves through connecting with Nature, and has all but closed her coaching and healing business (at least for now).

    With the rise in interest in the Divine Feminine, Witches, Crystal healing and all manner of  alternative, intuitive and 'woo' practices, AND with Holly's work now taking her deeper along this path, we thought it would be a fun and interesting! direction for our podcast episodes together to take on more of a metaphysical focus.

    Think of it as “everything you ever wanted to know about intuition, woo and witchcraft but were too afraid to ask!” 

    I take on the role of 'seeker' - someone who is intrigued and open to these new experiences - but with limited knowledge and a million questions about it. 

    In this very first “woo” episode, we’ll be talking about our own personal journeys to woo, and how you can benefit from connecting to your own woo. 

    What You’ll Learn

    Why we’re shifting our focus to woo for our co-hosted episodes What do we mean by woo (and why that’s a controversial word to even be using)Our own journeys to woo: how they’re different and what it might look like for youWhy you might be a seeker even if you’re not aware of itWhat is intuition, why you might want it, and how you can cultivate your ownWhy people are often resistant to opening up to wooWhy it can be useful (and very empowering!) to open up to woo
  • I'm Back! The MBA podcast returns and I've got some treats in store for this season. 

    To kick us off, I'm talking today about just how we can stand out as business owners - even when we're told the marketplace is saturated. 

    Because the secret is that it's both simpler and more challenging that you've been led to believe - BUT the good news is you don't need any special tools, fancy branding or a new photoshoot or revamped website to do it.

    In fact, just like Glenda, the good witch tells Dorothy in the Wizard Of Oz, 

    "You've always had the power, my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself."

     

    Links Mentioned In This Episode

    Tracie Nichols, holistic life and business coaching for body-centred practitioners and highly sensitive women

    Sharon Zink, Feminist Writing Coach for women with big things to say 

    Jen Pavich, Feminist Life Coach and Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-

  • in this week's episode of The Meaningful Business Podcast, Holly Worton and I discuss one of the biggest fears we've experienced, something that we also see in clients on a regular basis: What will people think? Will they like me?This is something that I've personally struggled a lot with, and it's something that really held me back in the past. It speaks right to the heart of Feminine Conditioning - we know that as women we're judged and there are SO MANY ways we can be found wanting (in fact, it is literally impossible to be 100% acceptable as a woman - actually as a human, and yet we keep on trying because that's what we're conditioned to do.)* Why this happens and why we have these fears* How this shows up in business and how it holds us back* Why this is a problem and why we need to work on it* How perfectionism comes into play and why we need to get used to taking imperfect action* How this is related to resilience and how we can strengthen our resilience muscle* Why we need to step outside our comfort zone in all areas of our life, not just business* What you can do to change this and release these fears so you can take action more easily* Practical baby steps you can take to get used to speaking out and taking action

  • It's been a really fucking awful week. In an age of fear, bigotry, and fascism on the rise, seeing children in cages was a new low for an already horrible regime.With Brexit still on course to wreck it's cultural and economic destruction in my own country, the ongoing Windrush scandal revisiting my own countries vile 'hostile environment' immigration policy, the summer refugee 'season' heating up in the Mediterranean (when God how many people fleeing unimaginable terror in Syria will drown after being turned away by Spain, Italy, and other European countries), the seemingly endless horror of the war in Syria, the sight of children screaming for their parents was too much to bear.Yet bear it we must. Bear it we did. Not because there's some sort of moral medal to be won for absorbing human tragedy, but because to turn away risks becoming complicit.And yet this is really fucking hard.I lost many hours of 'work' time this week because I was too upset to do the things I'd planned to do. Most of my calls with clients and colleagues also focused in part on the horror we were witnessing. We emailed, we called, we raged, we shared on social media, we donated.Some even went and put themselves physically in front of detention centers. Some were protesting this weekend.And many, many, many of us felt guilty that we couldn't do MORE. Felt guilty when we had to pull away. Felt conflicted about getting with work, doing the things to run and grow our businesses.Because there are times when it feels too much. When it feels like to retreat, to withdraw, to forget about the horror is a betrayal. is giving in and letting the evil win.So how the hell do you grow a business when the world is burning?It's too big a question for me to answer on my own. So I put in an emergency call to my two besties in business - Lara Heacock from Kind Over Matter and Liz Applegate from the Midlife Schmidlife podcast. Liz, Lara and I talk about this stuff repeatedly - how Do you keep going? How much is enough? How to care for ourselves without feeling guilty for taking the time out? What do you do when you want to fucking scream at the cruelty and the horror unfolding?Like I say, I don't have the answers. But between us, we came up with some suggestions. Some things that can help. Some things that can give perspective. And I recorded our conversation. And you can listen to it here.

  • Today, we talk about how to navigate the new era of email marketing. Hopefully, you've recovered from the GDPR rush of last month, and are ready to plan a new way forward.
    In this week's episode, we discuss where we think things are going with email marketing.

    You'll Learn:
    What the new culture shift with email marketing looks like
     Why list building will no longer be the most important thing in marketing
     Why this will help us disentangle our worth as entrepreneurs from the size of our list
     How this will affect the numbers game we all got used to playing
     What we need to focus on instead of just counting the numbers
     How to focus on creating real connections with people rather than blasting out a message
     Why conversational marketing works better than broadcasting
     New things you can do to truly connect with people as individuals, not as numbers in a list
     Why consent leads to healthier relationships

  • One of the things many of us struggle with is the conundrum of how to make more money in a way that feels good - especially in a world that feels so unequal and unfair. Many heart-centered folks really struggle with the concept of charging rates that allow them to thrive - especially for work that feels like it's a gift to them. Throw in our feminine conditioning around putting ourselves last, not asking for our needs, not taking up space etc. and there's little wonder the concept of money and charging

    I recently hosted an online virtual garden party event shindig, virtual retreat type thing and it was delightful. It was just so lovely, it was a free event, we had guest speakers and the theme was all around how do we continue to build businesses that are sustainable, not just financially, but also energetically and emotionally.

    So I thought I would share some of the recordings of some of the sessions over the next few episodes with you. So today, I'm going to be sharing one of my sessions which was how we can, as coaches and healers, reframe this concept of value because, for a lot of us, we really struggle with charging enough to be able to survive and thrive in our businesses. I think there's a number of particular reasons for that, so we talk about how we can overcome that, how to make more money in a way that feels good, we do a bit of live coaching and it's all-around lovely.

    The event focused on how we can do business differently - moving away from the testosterone, go! Go! Go! Sleep is for losers approach that's advocated in some parts of the internet (I'm looking at you, Gary V) and instead find ways to make our businesses sustainable financially, economically and emotionally.

    In this episode of the podcast I'm sharing one of the sessions I did around financial sustainability - namely, How we can reframe the concept of 'value' and make more money in a way that feels good, isn't manipulative or exploitative and allows us to thrive as coaches, healers, and holistic folk.

    You'll get to hear me live coach some of the participants around things like:

    recognizing the value we bring,
    how to NOT discount your fees
    How we can charge sustainable fees when we're surrounded by so many people in need who don't have the means to afford those fees.

  • Dr Michelle Mazur is an amazing Speaking Coach who works with Entrepreneurs, Speakers, Authors and Thought Leaders to help them craft speeches that not only wow audiences but show them how to get paid for it too.

    In this conversation, she shares her own experiences of following her passion for speaking - even though she (in her words) "was terrible!" for the longest time. She also shares her own challenges of moving from being an academic with a steady paycheck to entrepreneur and the big "Why' behind her work in the world.

    You can find out more about Dr. Michelle at https://drmichellemazur.com/