The Couragemakers Podcast | Encouragement, Inspiration & Rebel Rousing For Mission Driven Doers Makers & Shakers |

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Couragemakers is a weekly podcast for creative and passionate,mission-driven doers, makers and world-shakers designed to inspire and encourage fellow couragemakers, and spark a movement of women who are choosing themselves. Building the life you want and putting stuff in the world takes a boatload of courage, but you dont have to do it alone. Every Monday, unconventional couragemakers all over the world share their stories, their advice and their dreams as we have honest conversations about everyday courage, living a wholehearted life and dream chasing. Weve figured out what we dont want in life, now were figuring out what we do want. And we talk about the things that make us feel on fire as well as the monsters that hide under our beds. Couragemakers is brought to you by Meg Kissack of That Hummingbird Life. Because everything changes when you believe you matter. Lets shake things up together.Warning: This podcast contains courage, vulnerability and a desire to leave the world a brighter place than how we found it.

Episodes

  • 142: Truth Telling  Secret Sharing  Myth Busting with Leona Thrift-ola

    142: Truth Telling & Secret Sharing & Myth Busting with Leona Thrift-ola

    10/03/2020 Duration: 53min

    Hello Couragemakers and welcome to another fabulous episode of The Couragemakers Podcast!  This week I’m chatting to the wonderful Leona Thrift-ola. Leona is the founder of Indie Roller: a truth telling, secret sharing, myth busting community that empowers Indie Biz owners to play by their own rules.   We dive into SO many things, from Leona’s business journey, her experiences of being self-employed and building a community of likeminded people to how to lead with your values.   I am so excited to share my conversation with Leona! A couple of weeks ago, Leona interviewed me for her new - and amazing podcast - The Indie Roller Podcast and I think we could easily chat for hours about mindset, how to keep going and what it means to lead and live by your values If you want to find your people, if you want encouragement for your creative journey, or if you’re craving the real behind the scenes look at what it takes to run an indie biz, this is the episode for you!   So, enjoy the show!   About Leona Leona is the

  • 141: Couragemakers Birthday Special: Create What You Want To See In The World

    141: Couragemakers Birthday Special: Create What You Want To See In The World

    02/03/2020 Duration: 10min

    Today is a special episode to celebrate Couragemakers' 4th birthday!

  • 140: The Middle Finger Project with Ash Ambirge

    140: The Middle Finger Project with Ash Ambirge

    24/02/2020 Duration: 53min

    Hello Couragemakers and welcome to another episode of The Couragemaker’s Podcast! Before we dive into today’s show, I have a very exciting announcement! On 29th February, I’m launching a brand new podcast, called The Daily Pep! (Don’t worry, Couragemakers isn’t going anywhere!) I’ve spent the past six years building a creative life and I’ve got to spend it in the company with the wisest and most creative and wonderful women. And even though we’ve been on different paths, there’s been one thing in common: it takes a shitload of courage, a shitload of perseverance and a fuck load of energy to keep going every day. I got to thinking about how we all need frequent encouragement and rebel-rousing to keep going, and going, and going. And reminders not to sacrifice yourself (or your values) along the way. And you know what they say about being the change you want to see, or building the thing you want to exist?! Well, The Daily Pep! Podcast was born. Every weekday, I’ll be sharing short and snappy insights, reminder

  • 139: The Creative Process  Feeding Your Creativity with Caroline Jestaz

    139: The Creative Process & Feeding Your Creativity with Caroline Jestaz

    03/02/2020 Duration: 01h40min

    Hello Couragemaker and welcome to a fabulous episode of The Couragemakers Podcast! This week I’m delighted to be chatting to the wonderful Caroline Jestaz.     Caroline is a fiction writer, language teacher and writing mentor. She was born and raised in Paris and has been living in the UK since 2003. She first went to England at the age of seven and fell in love with the language, the culture and the country. By the time she was thirteen, she spoke fluent English and went on to study Russian and Italian, then English Literature at university. She has twenty years of teaching experience at university, in language schools and giving private tuition face-to-face and online. Her love of books has led her to run an independent publishing company and to work for two high-profile educational publishers.   Writing is her vocation. Caroline has four novels under her belt. She likes to weave in different narratives and viewpoints and explore themes such as grief, loss, projection, manipulation and deceit. She’s also cr

  • 138: Building Fortitude and Cultivating Flow with Audrey Holst

    138: Building Fortitude and Cultivating Flow with Audrey Holst

    27/01/2020 Duration: 01h23min

    Hello Couragemakers! This week I’m so excited to share my conversation with Audrey Holst! Audrey Holst helps really smart people not fall apart by helping them heal and transform their burnout. She combines over a decade of experience teaching yoga and mindfulness with extensive training and work as a Certified Professional Coach. She is the author of an upcoming book that teaches readers that there is nothing wrong with them, that what they experience as burnout and disconnection makes sense, and that reconnecting to their body and healing their nervous system is the pathway to tap into their innate brilliance and their sense of self. Each month she leads the Standing Still Collective, a virtual gathering for people that want to achieve their goals in a body-centered and intuitive way with the backing of a community that nurtures their positive actions and changes. Audrey believes that everyone is deserving of a life that nourishes them and small and doable changes over time will eventually change the world

  • Becoming a Flourishing Introvert with Joanna Rawbone

    Becoming a Flourishing Introvert with Joanna Rawbone

    20/01/2020 Duration: 59min

    Hello Couragemakers! For this week’s episode, I had the real pleasure of chatting to Joanna Rawbone. Jo is a Flourishing Introvert with an international training & coaching business based in the UK.​Joanna has spent more than 24 years working with 000’s of international clients through her own training & coaching consultancy, Scintillo Ltd. During this time, and through her own earlier experiences, she has seen just how problematic the Extraversion bias in organisations is. Recognising that it was time for action, Joanna founded Flourishing Introverts to support those who want to fulfil their potential without pretending to be something they're not. educate and inform organisations about the true cost of overlooking their introverts promote positive action and balance the extraversion bias in 2019, Joanna delivered a TEDx talk on the subject called ‘Tackling Extraversion Bias to unlock the potential of Introverts’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD7GXMeH4yI Joanna has a real passion for helping her

  • 136: The compassionate way to start new projects, routines  habits

    136: The compassionate way to start new projects, routines & habits

    08/01/2020 Duration: 13min

    As we dive into a new decade, we're taking the pressure off and I'm sharing with you five pieces of advice to remember when it comes to starting new projects, habits and routines! I'm currently taking on new coaching clients! If you want to create a life you love and do your own thing with more sanity, flow and a shit-tonne of compassionate, book your free 30 minute discovery call here to see if we're a good fit! About Meg & That Hummingbird Life I’m Meg and I’m the host of Couragemakers and founder of That Hummingbird Life. I’m a coach for creative and multipassionate women, a writer and INFJ creative and multi-passionate who has a bit of a notebook and post-it note obsession, loves foot-stomping country music and likes her hot chocolate with way too much chocolate. I started Couragemakers because I wanted to create a platform for passionate and unconventional women to have honest conversations and to share their stories, struggles and dreams. The intention behind this podcast is to inspire and encourage

  • 135: Allowing Yourself To Shine  Creating Your Own Definition of Happiness with Joelene Wolfe

    135: Allowing Yourself To Shine & Creating Your Own Definition of Happiness with Joelene Wolfe

    22/12/2019 Duration: 53min

    Hello Couragemakers and welcome to another episode of The Couragemakers Podcast! Today I’m chatting with Jolene Wolfe. Joelene - apart from having the world’s best name - is the founder of Happiness Depends. After years of working in the corporate world and following someone else's dream, she took the big leap to finally follow her own. Since Joelene was three her big dream was to be an actor, and at age 40, she took the big leap to start pursuing that dream. Joelene believes Happiness depends on so many things, but it always starts with an idea, a feeling, and a first step. She now enjoys helping others conquer their inner obstacles to take the first step toward their dreams through her writing, coaching and online courses. In today’s episode, we’re diving into Joelene’s story, from working in corporate America to being laid off and pursuing her lifelong dream of actor. We’re talking all about facing your fears, taking back your life and the importance of finding your own definition of happiness that is uniq

  • 134: Following Your Curiosity with Divya Kohli

    134: Following Your Curiosity with Divya Kohli

    16/12/2019 Duration: 01h28min

    Hello Couragemakers and welcome to another fabulous episode! This week I’m chatting with the amazing storyteller who is Divya Kohli. Divya is a London-based, Indian-born senior Yoga and Meditation teacher. She embraces both the scientific and spiritual aspects of yoga and meditation, and the eastern and western parts of her heritage. After studying Literature at Cambridge University, Divya won a place on The Guardian’s news trainee scheme. While working as a freelance journalist she discovered yoga, more than 20 years’ ago, seemingly by accident, when she stumbled into a class in a room above her local pub. Since that pivotal day in her life she committed to the practice and began investigating the theory of how it worked. This has led her to spend periods of time with teachers in India, while also learning from western schools of psychology, philosophy and neuroscience. She is a professionally trained Mindfulness Facilitator through the mental health charity MIND. She has grown a community through her teachi

  • 133: Creating Solace, Breaking Taboos  Finding Purpose with Hope Alexander

    133: Creating Solace, Breaking Taboos & Finding Purpose with Hope Alexander

    10/12/2019 Duration: 02h06s

    Hello Couragemakers and welcome back to The Couragemakers Podcast! Couragemakers is back after an unexpected break - I have missed you all! Behind the scenes I’m working on a very exciting podcast project to coincide with Couragemakers’ 4th birthday next year, diving deep into how to build a wholehearted life with coaching clients and most recently, attempting to stop Merlin from eating our Christmas tree! How is life with you? Go message me over on Instagram - I’d love to hear how your 2019 has been and how you’re doing! Now, onto today’s show! For today’s episode, I am absolutely over the moon to introduce you Hope Alexander. It is a real joy and a privilege when I get to have my favourite people on the show and I can’t wait for you to meet my brilliant friend, Hope.  Hope is the founder of Solace & Company, a gift service and empowerment platform for bereaved people. She's also a freelancer in the design industry, campaign and events manager for two children's charities, soon-to-be-podcaster, prolific

  • 132: Empowering Women, Saying No  Looking After Yourself with Indrani Goradia

    132: Empowering Women, Saying No & Looking After Yourself with Indrani Goradia

    31/10/2019 Duration: 01h26min

    Hello Couragemakers and welcome to another episode of The Couragemakers Podcast! This week I had the absolute delight of talking with Indrani Goradia! Indrani is a philanthropist and advocate for women’s health and empowerment. She is the founder of Indrani’s Light Foundation, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to improving the level of care for domestic violence survivors by training and supporting front-line domestic violence caregivers in reducing compassion fatigue and burnout. An author, speaker and certified life coach, Indrani has delivered keynote addresses at conferences and leads workshops around the world, including World Women’s Health and Development Forum at the United Nations, the Nexus Conference in Jamaica, the UBS’s “It’s a Girl” conference in Switzerland, Global India Fund’s Girl Rising Screening and panel in D.C, Women Moving Millions, at the 2016 Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen. She did a Tedx Talk titled “Love Expressed as Violence is a Lie” at TEDx Port of Spain 2015 . Indrani comp

  • 131: Women Lifting Up Women with Heather Adams

    131: Women Lifting Up Women with Heather Adams

    21/10/2019 Duration: 01h30min

    This week I’m speaking to Heather Adams. Heather the founder and CEO of Choice Media & Communications, a boutique media and communications business. A self-proclaimed pop-culture junkie, Heather leads Choice’s impressive team of women as they serve preeminent voices in publishing, government, lifestyle, entertainment, business, and faith-based arenas. Heather has played an instrumental role in helping more than 100 authors land spots on The New York Times Best Sellers list. A passionate mentor to women in the communications field and beyond, Heather is tearing down old barriers with the ever-present hope that in the future, women professionals and entrepreneurs will face far fewer obstacles. Heather is a big believer in nurturing the next generation of women. She walks that women-lifting-up-other-women-walk through developing the all-women Choice team she’s built, the college women she mentors, the clients and projects she selects, and so much more.Heather lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband,

  • 130: Bravely Embracing Who You Are  Owning Your Differences with Katie Vaz

    130: Bravely Embracing Who You Are & Owning Your Differences with Katie Vaz

    15/10/2019 Duration: 01h15min

    This week I’m talking to the fabulous and my now-friend Katie Vaz. Katie is an illustrator, author, and graphic designer living in Upstate New York with her husband, Joby, a puppy named Tater, and a cat named KittenFace. She is the author of the adult coloring book Don’t Worry, Eat Cake (which was featured on Canada's Biggest Bestseller List at Chapters Indigo), the book Make Yourself Cozy: A Guide for Practicing Self-Care, and more recently The Escape Manual For Introverts, which was just published on August 6, 2019 (all three by Andrews McMeel Publishing). She also designs her own line of greeting cards, prints and other stationery products, which are sold both online on Etsy and in brick and mortar shops across North America. She also works as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer with a variety of clients on branding, packaging design, and illustration projects. Katie’s work has been featured on sites like BuzzFeed, Woman’s Day, POPSUGAR, Real Simple, and HuffPost. When she’s not working, Katie lik

  • 129: Forging Your Own Creative Path  Owning Your Weird with Lucy Elliott

    129: Forging Your Own Creative Path & Owning Your Weird with Lucy Elliott

    07/10/2019 Duration: 01h23min

    Hello Couragemakers! This week I’m chatting to Lucy Elliott - THE most colourful and fun chocolate bars I have ever seen. Lucy is the creative director and founder of Creighton's Chocolaterie.  She is a product designer, chocolatier and lover of all things colourful  (especially if food is involved!). From a young age, Lucy's dream was to have a career doing something she loved. At school, she came up various fun and colourful ‘products’ that she'd sell to friends and family, including a self-published cake cookbook, a range of greetings cards, band merch, jewellery… the list was endless but had one thing in common: everything was created & designed by her. Lucy lives in Leighton Buzzard with her husband, daughter and dog In today’s episode, Lucy is diving into her story, from how she has been running creative endeavour of one kind of another since being a child to how she founded Creighton’s Chocolaterie. We have so many great discussions about creativity in this episode. We dive into the power of creati

  • 128: Showing Up Fully In All Your Wibbly-Wobbly, Wonky Glory with Eli Trier

    128: Showing Up Fully In All Your Wibbly-Wobbly, Wonky Glory with Eli Trier

    01/10/2019 Duration: 01h11min

    Hello Couragemakers! I couldn’t be happier to be sharing the conversation I had with today’s guest. This week I’m talking with wonderful human who is Eli Trier. Eli is a community builder for Quiet Revolutionaries. She helps introverts with big dreams to get connected and build thriving, engaged communities around their businesses, so that they can make a massive impact, find their dream clients, and make their corner of the world a better place. She specialises in creating powerful, strategic online community projects and loves every minute of her work (even the boring bits). Eli lives in the wonderful city of Copenhagen, Denmark and when she's not working you can find her curled up with a book, painting, or hanging out with her husband Lars. Eli’s runs the group program love>numbers group programme which is all about getting connected and building a network of your right people. Applications are currently open - you can find out more by visiting https://elitriercommunities.com/lovenumbers In this week’s epi

  • 127: The Emotional and Joyful Sides of Money with Martha Lawton  Alex Lemon

    127: The Emotional and Joyful Sides of Money with Martha Lawton & Alex Lemon

    15/09/2019 Duration: 01h09min

    Hello Couragemakers and welcome to another episode and a Couragemakers first, because today I’m interviewing two wonderful women! And we’re diving into everything related to money, and if you’re anything like me, it might surprise you to find that you can have a hell of a lot of fun talking about money! This week I’m chatting with Martha Lawton and Alex Lemon, hosts of the podcast Squanderlust: part self-help, part comedy, part confessional, Squanderlust is a very different kind of personal finance podcast and talks about the emotional side of money, why our actions aren’t always as good as our intentions and what we can do about it. Martha Lawton is a former financial advisor is turned freelancer who helps organisations improve support for vulnerable people with money issues. She has facilitated hundreds of workshops about budgeting, borrowing and saving and helped thousands of people think more clearly about their finances. Martha loves learning recipes from around the world, spending time with her husband,

  • 126: Overcoming People Pleasing  Listening To Your Intuition with Mai-kee Tsang

    126: Overcoming People Pleasing & Listening To Your Intuition with Mai-kee Tsang

    09/09/2019 Duration: 01h53s

    Hello Couragemakers and welcome to another fabulous episode of The Couragemakers Podcast! The week I’m so excited to chat with Mai-kee Tsang. Mai-kee is a Launch Strategist, Copywriter, Podcast Host & Coach who helps purpose-driven entrepreneurs to build their authority in business, and discover their Brand DNA so that they can thrive when they launch their signature courses. Outside of her 1-1 client work, she hosts The Quiet Rebels Podcast which is a dedicated space to help her listeners to create the courage to own their voice, message, and worth in both life and business - without having to be the loudest person in the room. And when she’s not in work, you can find her trying to solve the Rubik's cube and resisting the call of her freezer to dig into Salted Caramel Ice cream. In this week’s episode we’re really diving into the world of people-pleasing, shrugging off what other people expect of us and finding your intuition. Mai-kee shares her the journey of from struggling with what she wanted to be w

  • 125: Hope, Random Acts Of Kindness And Accepting Your Mental Health with Nikki Newbauer

    125: Hope, Random Acts Of Kindness And Accepting Your Mental Health with Nikki Newbauer

    02/09/2019 Duration: 01h06min

    Hello Couragemakers! This week I’m speaking with the delightful Nikki Newbauer and this week is all about hope: a topic that I think is more important than ever in a world that sometimes feels like it’s falling apart. Nikki is a hopeful humanitarian and founder of Little Hope Notes: an initiative that is spreading kindness, one note at a time. Nikki is passionate about loving others and spreading hope to strangers through her writing. She lives with her husband and uniquely wonderful five year old daughter in Virginia and can be often found hiking in Shenandoah National Park, coffee shop hopping, and looking for nearby creeks to play in, and are always on the lookout for tacos! In today’s episode, Nikki is sharing the story behind little hope notes, her mental health journey and how writing has made a profound difference in her life. We dive into how Nikki keeps her hope alive, how random acts of kindness have made a huge difference in Nikki’s life, perfectionism and how social media can be used for good. We

  • 124: Living Your Purpose with Dr. Pam Davis

    124: Living Your Purpose with Dr. Pam Davis

    26/08/2019 Duration: 53min

    Hello hello my Courgemaker family! I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am to share with you today’s episode - it seriously gives me LIFE! This week I’m talking with Wellbotics founder Dr. Pam Davis. Wellbotics delivers pop up makerspaces to cancer care communities and other safe spaces, using instructional robots to leverage Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, and Mindfulness to increase problem-solving skills, communication, and cooperation amongst children facing family trauma. Since her first seizure at ten years old Pam has spent a lifetime thinking “with and about [her] brain.” That interest expanded to include interests in Mindfulness, Neuroscience, and Artificial Intelligence. With a passion for academic research Pam earned her doctorate degree in Instructional Media and Technology from Columbia University and in 2016 Pam combined her interests, passion and profound gratitude to those who helped her in her own battle with breast cancer by developing and offering Wellbotics to childre

  • 123: Courage As Rebellion with Elise Rorick

    123: Courage As Rebellion with Elise Rorick

    19/08/2019 Duration: 02h13s

    Hello Couragemakers and welcome to another episode of The Couragemakers Podcast! This week I’m absolutely delighted to be chatting with Elise. Elise Rorick is the creative magic behind Lusicovi Creative. Elise is an Enchantment Artist, Book Designer + Photographer (including underwater photography) Writer, Philosopher, and Creator of The Starlight Journal, and the upcoming Starlight Collective and Create Journal. Capturing wonder and creating enchantment are her specialties and she is a giant nerd, fascinated by stories, the sea, the stars, and exploring questions like “why are we here?” and “where did we come from?”  Elise’s artwork is always literary inspired with a bohemian feel, and is usually a combination of painting, photography, and historical research. She believes that both fantasy art and fantasy writing are incredibly important, because they allow us to explore very real problems in a safe space. Above all, she believes in the value of art to inspire and challenge us, children and adults alike. Sh

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