It’s a place for service-based businesses (Life Coaches, Healers, Consultants, and Holistic folk) to learn how to build their businesses in a way that’s ethical, soulful & filled to the brim with integrity, heart and good humor. It’s for folks who want to put the ‘why’ at the heart of their business (actually, they don’t know how to do it any other way)
Every week we have a conversation about an aspect of coaching, marketing or the wider culture in which we’re doing our work. We discuss everything from politics to promotion, mindset to culture making.
It’s the place where we demand a better way of doing business and a better way of relating to one another as humans in a digital world.
We’re on the progressive side politically and we want to do good in the world through our businesses.
The podcast focuses on the nuts and bolts of launching and running a successful, sustainable business alongside the mindset and resilience work needed to stay connected, focused and nourished as we travel along this path.
Stuff we say ‘yay!’ to:
Feminism, email funnels, social justice, intersectionality, ethical marketing, healing, kindness, resilience, Netflix marathons, community, deep conversations, continually learning, staying curious, a bit of swearing,
Stuff we say ‘boo!’ to:
Focusing only on the bottom line, sleazy and manipulative marketing, shouty internet campaigns, shaming in all forms, racism, sexism, ableism, being a dick.
What we discuss (and more)
- Non-manipulative marketing strategies
- Creating a meaningful business & a meaningful life
- Feminism and entrepreneurship
- Building your body of work
- Business sustainabilty
- How to attract more clients
- Gathering your community
- Person-centered marketing
- Creating our own rules
- Selling your services without selling your soul (or selling others out)
Nicole Lewis-Keeber on How To Love Your Business (& Have It Love You Back)
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We Are Pioneers You And Me
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Coach Your Own Business
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The Co-Delusion Of The Shiny Life
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What running a business during 2 recessions taught Maggie Patterson
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The Unlost Woman – with Robyn Holloway
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The Imposter Complex In Lockdown – with Tanya Geisler
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Emotion, Power & Creativity – with Karen CL Anderson
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Cultivating Love & Connection – With Corrie Cason
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Women, Money & Taking Up Space – With Ray Dodd
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