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

Couragemakers is the weekly podcast for creative and multi-passionate women. Because building the life you want and putting stuff in the world takes a boatload of courage, but you don’t have to do it alone. Couragemakers is designed to encourage and rebel-rouse mission-driven doers, makers and world-shakers to spark a movement of women who are choosing themselves. Every Monday, Meg chats to unconventional couragemakers all over the world who share their stories, their advice and their dreams as we have honest conversations about everyday courage, living a wholehearted life and dream chasing. We’ve figured out what we don’t want in life, now we’re 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. Let’s 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.
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Mar 28, 2016

Hi there!

 

It’s the seventh episode of Couragemakers and I’m so happy you’re here.

This week, I’m joined by Jessica Humphreys. Jessica is a self-described feminist and sex positivist based in Melbourne, Australia. Jessica owns a digital communications agency and a social commentator who enjoys debating over copious amounts of herbal tea.

During our conversation Jessica shares her journey of entering the world of feminism and sexual politics and how she came to start her own business with several employees. We discuss how the thread of community, empowerment and education has shown up in every aspect of Jessica’s life, what it means to be a woman in the world of entrepreneurship and business ownership, and how having a Type A personality affects how you see other people and how you run your own business and

This is a great episode if you identify as a Type A and struggle to relax, if you’re a fellow passionate soul and if you’ve had any big changes in your life which have changed what you thought your life would look like and where you would be by now.

I absolutely loved talking with Jessica and I really admire her courage of conviction and the passion she has for empowering women, herself included.

Just a heads up that towards the end of the episode around the 50 minute mark, we briefly touch on male rights activists and violence against women. If you find this triggering, skip forward a couple of minutes.

Enjoy today’s show!

About Jessica

Jessica is a self-described feminist and sex positivist living in Melbourne, Australia.  Jessica owns a digital communications agency and a social commentator who enjoys debating over copious amounts of herbal tea.

You can connect with Jessica here: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

 

Things We Talked About During This Episode

  • Jessica’s journey of starting her own business
  • The struggles that come with being Type A and learning to take time away from work
  • How your perception of work changes when you work for yourself and do what you love.
  • The importance of standing up for what you believe in, even if you’re the only one saying it

Books/Resources etc we mentioned during this episode

Soar Collective

 

Find out more and download the Couragemakers Manifesto here

 

About Meg Kissack & That Hummingbird Life

 

I'm Meg and I'm the host of Couragemakers and founder of That Hummingbird Life. I started this podcast 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 creative and mission-driven women to live a wholehearted life and follow the beat of their drum.

 

When I'm not recording episodes and making new friends with the wonderful guests, you can find me working on all manners of magic over at That Hummingbird Lifesending free self care checks ins to hundreds of women every Sunday and helping my clients build brands they love as a graphic designer. I'm currently based in London, and getting ready for my round the world adventure with Mr. Meg starting August 2016. Don't worry the podcast isn't going anywhere!

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Mar 21, 2016

Hi there! And welcome to Episode 6 of Couragemakers! I’m so happy to share today’s episode with Torie Jochims.

 

Torie describes herself as the over-caffeinated wordsmith at the helm of Wild Spark Creative. She's also a hiker, a mountain climber, a runner, a makeup enthusiast and a lover of craft beer and good desserts. Ultimately, she is a believer in people. At heart, she’s a storyteller and I loved hearing how growing up with her grandparents influenced her ability to tell good stories and how this helped her develop as a person and confront her fears.

In this episode we really dive into the power of storytelling, dealing with perfectionism and how important it is to work on your relationship with yourself. Torie shares really openly her journey from working in the service industry, advertising and co-creating a video production company to starting her own venture Wild Spark Creative.

This is a great episode if you struggle with dealing with your inner critic, want to learn more about how to use storytelling and writing as a tool to deal with life and how to bounce back. Torie has great advice for anyone struggling with perfectionism or dealing with a toxic work situations and I know you’re going to love her. Torie her she has such a beautiful message for the world and I find her attitude so refreshing and I’m so excited to share our conversation!

Enjoy the show!

 

About Torie

Torie is the over-caffeinated wordsmith at the helm of Wild Spark Creative. She's passionate about helping small business owners and creative entrepreneurs create content that ignites their brand and authentically connects with their ideal audience. She's a believer in people. She's also a hiker, a mountain climber, a runner, a makeup enthusiast and a lover of craft beer and good desserts.

You can connect with Torie here: Website | Facebook | Instagram

 

Things We Talked About During This Episode

  • Using writing as a way of dealing with the shit life throws at you
  • Torie’s journey from co-creating a video production company, to starting her own business Wild Spark Creative
  • Learning to open up to people and working on your perfectionism
  • Working on your relationship with yourself

 

Books/Resources etc we mentioned during this episode

Gala Darling

Yes Please - Amy Poehler

Impractical Dreaming

Harry Potter

Tara Mohr

 

Find out more and download the Couragemakers Manifesto here

 

If you have any question about today's episode, any comments or would like to be a guest on Couragemakers, get in touch: meg@thathummingbirdlife.com

 

About Meg Kissack & That Hummingbird Life

 

I'm Meg and I'm the host of Couragemakers and founder of That Hummingbird Life. I started this podcast 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 creative and mission-driven women to live a wholehearted life and follow the beat of their drum.

 

When I'm not recording episodes and making new friends with the wonderful guests, you can find me working on all manners of magic over at That Hummingbird Lifesending free self care checks ins to hundreds of women every Sunday and helping my clients build brands they love as a graphic designer. I'm currently based in London, and getting ready for my round the world adventure with Mr. Meg starting August 2016. Don't worry the podcast isn't going anywhere!

That Hummingbird Life | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook

 

Mar 14, 2016

I’m so happy to share with you today’s episode of Couragemakers with Fab Giovanetti.

Fab describes herself as an Italian cheeky monkey who moved to the UK looking to fulfil her never-ending cravings for avocado. She is a Certified Health Coach and the founder of the Health Bloggers Community: platform, events, awards and magazine for people passionate about health and writing.

 In this episode, we really go deep into the need for self compassion, reframing the stories we tell ourselves about what other people think of us and what we think of ourselves as well as how learning to ask for help.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Compassion and self awareness
  • The lessons Fab learned from a really difficult 6 months
  • The need to give ourselves time to feel shit
  • The myth that we can go from zero to 100, or zero to Taylor Swift

 

This episode is great if you struggle with asking for help, recognising the stories you tell yourself and believing you are enough.

I absolutely love Fab’s sense of humour, and included some our of pre-call chatter at the start so you get to join in with the mayhem! 

I really love how Fab is really happy to share her ability to create communities how she’s willing to get really vulnerable in order to help people deal with hard times.

Enjoy the show!

 

About Fab

 

Fab is an Italian cheeky lil monkey who moved to the UK looking to fulfil her never-ending cravings for avocado. Certified Health Coach, and business mentor with over five years of experience in PR, marketing and copywriting, she is the founder of the Health Bloggers Community: platform, events, awards and magazine for people passionate about health and writing.

 

You can connect with Fab here Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Podcast | Website

 

Things we talked about during today's show

 

  • Creating a safe space for communities to grow online
  • Fab’s recent experience in the dating world and what it’s taught her about life
  • Learning to strengthen the ‘asking for help’ muscle
  • Recognising the stories we tell ourselves

 

Books/Resources etc we mentioned during this episode

 

Fuck It (Do What You Love) - John Parkin

The Daily Love - Mastin Kipp

Rising Strong by Brené Brown



Find out more and download the Couragemakers Manifesto here

 

If you have any question about today's episode, any comments or would like to be a guest on Couragemakers, get in touch: meg@thathummingbirdlife.com

 

About Meg Kissack & That Hummingbird Life

 

I'm Meg and I'm the host of Couragemakers and founder of That Hummingbird Life. I started this podcast 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 creative and mission-driven women to live a wholehearted life and follow the beat of their drum.

 

When I'm not recording episodes and making new friends with the wonderful guests, you can find me working on all manners of magic over at That Hummingbird Life, sending free self care checks ins to hundreds of women every Sunday and helping my clients build brands they love as a graphic designer. I'm currently based in London, and getting ready for my round the world adventure with Mr. Meg starting August 2016. Don't worry the podcast isn't going anywhere!

That Hummingbird Life | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook

 



Mar 7, 2016

I’m so excited to share with you today’s episode with Megan Reynolds, founder of Flawed Perfection Jewelry and Parks & Recreation Fan! During our conversation, we really dive into surrendering the need to have a detailed life plan, creating a bullshit filter and the lessons we can learn from heartbreak. This episode is great if you struggle with saying no, setting boundaries, and if you feel the need and pressure to plan every aspect of your life.

Megan Reynolds is a 24 year-old entrepreneur who attempts to balance her jewelry business, Flawed Perfection Jewelry, with being a personal stylist and part-time nanny. She was born, raised, and currently resides in San Diego County, California. She is constantly inspired by her beautiful surroundings. When she's not making jewelry or being a clothing stylist, she's listening to podcasts, chatting with her online friends, watching plenty of good t.v. shows, or enjoying time with all her family that lives nearby.


You can connect with Megan here: Website | Instagram |  Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook

 

Things we talked about during today's show

  •  The link between bravery and honesty
  • The opportunities that open when we leave our planned path
  • Our shared experiences of dealing with OCD
  • How you can embrace your flawed but perfect life
  • Creating a bullshit filter and the importance of saying no 

 

Books/Resources etc we mentioned during this episode

 

  

Find out more and download the Couragemakers Manifesto here

 

If you have any question about today's episode, any comments or would like to be a guest on Couragemakers, get in touch: meg@thathummingbirdlife.com

  

About Meg Kissack & That Hummingbird Life

 

I'm Meg and I'm the host of Couragemakers and founder of That Hummingbird Life. I started this podcast 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 creative and mission-driven women to live a wholehearted life and follow the beat of their drum.

 

When I'm not recording episodes and making new friends with the wonderful guests, you can find me working on all manners of magic over at That Hummingbird Life, sending free self care checks ins to hundreds of women every Sunday and helping my clients build brands they love as a graphic designer. I'm currently based in London, and getting ready for my round the world adventure with Mr. Meg starting August 2016. Don't worry the podcast isn't going anywhere!

That Hummingbird Life | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook

 

Have a wonderful day!

 

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