Episode 9 with Brenda Gabriel

February 14, 2017

In this episode, I’m speaking with the wonderful Brenda Gabriel.

After being run off her bike in 2012, Brenda had an epiphany. Then a civil servant, she was shaken to her core and questioned whether she would have been happy with her obituary had her life ended that day. The answer to that question was a resounding ‘No’.

The opportunity for redundancy arose a short while later and at 8 months pregnant Brenda took a leap into the unknown. Discovering a flair for marketing and PR was a turing point and thus, Brenda Gabriel Biz Gamechanger was born. Honing her craft as publicist, copywriter, social media coach and blogger, Brenda, now a mum of three is on a mission to make her difference in the world by working with other disruptors to do the same.

During our conversation she talks about the expectation to be a ‘good girl’ when she was growing up and how this impacted on her up until very recently. I love the energy that Brenda brings to her work and she has definitely let go of her inner good girl to express her unbound, fierce, passionate self.

You can find out more about Brenda and her work at: http://brendagabriel.co.uk/.

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Episode 8 with Katherine Baldwin

February 7, 2017

In this episode I’m speaking with the inspirational Katherine Baldwin. Katherine is a writer, speaker and intuitive dating and relationships coach.

She has been writing professionally for 20+ years, as a journalist and a blogger, and is now writing a memoir, exploring her journey from 40 to 45 as she transformed her life, her work and her relationships and went from being a single, work-obsessed adrenaline-junky to a women who's in love, living by the sea and doing work that's aligned with her authentic self.

Katherine now helps other women heal their relationships with themselves and others and change their patterns so they can live authentic, wholehearted lives and find healthy, loving relationships.

I first met Katherine ten years ago when we were both on a personal development holiday in Greece. It seems that we were both right at the beginning of a huge journey of self-discovery at the time. Since then we’ve both left comfortable, secure jobs to start our own businesses. During our conversation I loved talking with Katherine about her decision to make the leap from her high-profile role and her ongoing battle with perfectionism.

Find out more about Katherine and her work at: www.katherinebaldwin.com

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Episode 7 with Marelda Rodrigues

January 31, 2017

In this episode I’m speaking with Marelda Rodrigues. Marelda is a health coach, author, massage therapist and life and culinary enthusiast. Her journey in wellness is multicultural and encompasses challenging life and health changes, all of which provide the foundation of her “can do” style and drive. She outlined her key learnings in her book Thriving Authentically: Own Your Personal Power and Make Life Happen.

During our conversation Marelda talks about how the need to be a good girl felt like it was curbing her spirit. Fortunately her unbound self couldn’t help but bubble to the surface and Marelda shares how she’s chosen to walk her own path, in many different ways throughout her life. 

 

You can read more about her story, approach and services at www.thecenteredrealm.com

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Episode 6 with Deborah Taylor

January 24, 2017

In this episode I'm speaking with Deborah Taylor.  Deborah is the founder of Book-Launch Your Business and helps coaches, consultants, speakers, trainers, therapists or any other kind of service business owner to write a book that takes their businesses to a new level. 

She believes a book is a statement of leadership as well as an opportunity to inspire and help others. 

During our conversation Deborah talks frankly about how she made many choices in her life based on pleasing others, ending up in a career that someone else wanted. Being stuck in a role that wasn’t right for her led to problems with depression, debt and putting on weight. After years of feeling unhappy, Deborah finally decided to make the leap and start her own business. She is now officially in good girl recovery. Yay! I’m sure you’ll resonate with what Deborah has to say and hope you enjoy listening to our conversation.

Find out more about Deborah and her work at:  www.booklaunchyourbusiness.com.

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Episode 5 with Rachel Flower

January 17, 2017

In this episode I'm speaking with Rachel Flower. Rachel is one of the UK’s most respected business advisors. A commercial lawyer with over 15+ years’ experience, in 2009 she started a family – and in pursuit of the holy grail of work/life balance – took the plunge into entrepreneurship. She founded Serenwood, a niche consultancy offering practical commercial support to small business clients.

Rachel’s personal passion is empowering & inspiring other female entrepreneurs, especially working mums, and she is the mentor & coach of choice for ambitious women wanting to build, grow and scale sustainable and impactful businesses.

During our conversation Rachel talks about feeling the need to be an extra good girl as she was growing up and how that led her to become a lawyer (rather than the actress and singer she truly wanted to be). Fortunately for us, once she reached her thirties Rachel decided to connect with her inner bad girl and make some powerful changes in her life. 

 

Find out  more about Rachel and her work at: http://www.serenwood.co.uk.

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Episode 4 with Carrie Stepp

January 11, 2017

In this episode I'm talking with Carrie Stepp. Carrie is a Midwestern country girl who's full of heart & branded in technology. 

 

Her life's purpose is Master Teacher so she's on a bold mission to inspire, enlighten and empower others to rise higher. She's invested 22 years as an Award-Winning Digital Course Developer, designing thousands of digital courses for world-class clients including Samsung, Ashley Furniture, John Deere, and Best Western, to name a few. 

 

She's an International Best-Selling Author, Inventor and Intuitive Creator. As a thought leader specializing in transformative personal and professional development, she's on a bold mission to turn your fantasies into reality! 

 

During our conversation Carrie shared how tuning into her inner guidance at the young age off 17, led her to make a life-changing decision and put her on a completely different path than she imagined when she was growing up.

 

You can learn more at CarrieStepp.com.

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Episode 3 with Esther Copeman

December 12, 2016

In this week’s episode I’m joined by Esther Copeman, the Founder and Managing director of the spiritually inspired skincare company, Concept: Skin Ltd. Having gained over 10 years experience as a Pharmacist and a pharmaceutical chemist, she decided to create products that would work in harmony with the skin, the mind and spirit. 

Her approach to skin care is to seek out ingredients that are as natural as possible and tailor them to help deliver the highest skin care goals that can be achieved alongside promoting balance to the mind and spirit.

This combined approach ultimately enables people to be beautiful and confident on the inside and on the outside.

As with all of the recovering good girls I interview for this podcast, Esther’s story is fascinating. During our conversation we talk about how she finally decided to let go of compromising and started to create her own unbound life.

Find out more about Esther and her work at: http://www.conceptskin.co.uk

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Episode 2 with Claire Westwood

November 30, 2016

In this episode I’m joined by Claire Westwood - The Seaside CEO (Creative Expansion Officer!)

Claire is a trailblazer for creative individuals making a difference. She's a coach, mentor, inspirer and navigator for coaches, creatives, healers, and heart-led entrepreneurs on a mission. She is a maverick –helping individuals to live at their highest level of brilliance.

Reinvention is possible at any age – Claire is 50 and was surfing on her birthday and on the zipwire the day after. It’s all ahead of you…..

In our conversation, Claire talks about the unique path she’s taken in her life blending together her background in nursing, performance and now coaching to create her dream business and help others to do the same.

Find out more about Claire and her work at: www.facebook.com/TheSeasideCEO/

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Episode 1 with Sophia Lennox

November 17, 2016

In this episode I’m joined by my dear friend, Sophia Lennox. Sophia is on a mission to help women overcome self doubt, live a meaningful life and create confidence with soul. Born and bred in the Highlands of Scotland, she now splits her time between her home city of Inverness, and Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. She provides private coaching, mini workshops, and teaches yoga. She's also a recovering good girl.

During our conversation Sophia shares her experience of walking the tightrope of growing up as an archetypal good girl and becoming an officer’s wife, a pair of transformational orange trousers and how googling ‘giving it all up’ led to her living the unbound life she’s living now.

Find out more about Sophia and the work she does at: www.sophialennox.com.

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