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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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Jul 25, 2016

Hi there and welcome to episode 24 of Couragemakers!

This week I'm talking to Victoria Klein, aka VK and I'm so excited to share this episode!

VK is a former Virtual Assistant-turned-Online Business Manager + Burnout Busting Mentor for entrepreneurs who are ready to take their online business up 3 notches while also sleeping 8 hours a night. And when she’s not getting her ambitious clients out of their inboxes, you can find her indulging in adult coloring books, in-depth conversations, + dark chocolate anything.

Me and VK got chatting a couple of months ago, and she's a fellow podcast host, and I loved chatting to her for her podcast Behind the Boss Mask. It was great to get behind the scenes and hear more about her journey and I know you're going take so many wisdom nuggets out of this episode.

In this episode, VK shares the long journey of how she became an entrepreneur, and how her life has changed since she stopped doing what she felt she had to do and started to invent her own definition of success. We dive really deep into the various career paths VK has had so far and what ties them all together, how we can start to live life instead of allowing life to happen to us, and how remembering that everything is temporary is a great way to help you in any situation.

 

This is a fantastic episode for anyone who feels a stuck and needs a reminder to keep going and showing up in the world as your unique self. It's also a wonderful episode for anyone doing their own thing, who feels scared, stuck or isn't sure where their journey is going to take them.

I love how honestly VK shares her life and her lessons, and she has  great tips for anyone struggling to deal with failure. If you need a pick me up and some real talk, you're in for a treat!

Enjoy the show!

 

About VK

 

Victoria Klein (VK) is a former Virtual Assistant-turned-Online Business Manager + Burnout Busting Mentor for entrepreneurs who are ready to take their online business up 3 notches while also sleeping 8 hours a night.

Through her no B.S. Behind the Boss Mask podcast, dedicated OBM support, + 1:1 mentoring, she’s here to show you how to organize + upgrade your business so you earn more + work less — while making it all feel like the world’s first calorie-free dessert.

And when she’s not getting her ambitious clients out of their inboxes, you can find her indulging in adult coloring books, in-depth conversations, + dark chocolate anything.

Meet your virtual business Yoda + get ready to book that vacation you damn well earned at VKtheVA.com.

You can connect with VK here: Website | Behind The Boss Mask | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest


Things we talked about during today's show

 

  • VK’s long journey of being an entrepreneur by the way of being an actress, model, yoga teacher (alongside many other fascinating jobs)

 

  • How no matter how small your actions, you can have a difference on the world

 

  • The importance of celebrating everything all the steps along the way

 

  • VK’s advice to people dealing with failure

 

Books/Resources etc mentioned during today’s show

 


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 & 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 |

 

Jul 18, 2016

 

Hello and welcome to episode 23 of Couragemakers! Today I'm speaking to the wonderful Angela Ford. Angela is a Digital Marketing Strategist, passionate about helping multi-passionate creatives spend more time doing work they love. She also is a fantasy author, entertaining young and old alike with fantasy adventures and non-stop action.

 

In this episode we really dive into how Angela wanted to do something fun and meaningful with her life and her desire to make a difference.  She shares her journey from writing novels from the age of 12 and being in a band with her sisters, to working as a digital marketing strategist and being a fantasy author.

 

We have some great conversations about dealing with realists while chasing down your dreams, how books and creativity help us develop as a person and how life isn't about fulfilling what other people think you should do.

 

This is a great episode if you worry about living life with regrets, if you want to hear great advice for getting over the paralysis that we sometimes feel when starting projects and some great practical tips for people struggling to find their values and what they want to do.  

 

Angela is an incredible storyteller with a real sense of adventure and curiosity and I could have listened to Angela tell stories all day! I know you're going to love her story and get so much out of this episode!

 

About Angela

 

Angela J. Ford is a Digital Marketing Strategist, passionate about helping multi-passionate creatives spend more time doing work they love. She also is a fantasy author, entertaining young and old alike with fantasy adventures and non-stop action.

 

You can connect with Angela her: Website | Four Worlds Series | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook



Things we talked about during today's show

 

  • Angela’s journey from writing novels from the age of 12 and being in a band with her sisters, to working as a digital marketing strategist and being a fantasy author

 

  • How reading as a child gave Angela a broader view of life and different perspectives

 

  • Angela's advice for people starting a new project but feel paralysed in wondering about other people's reactions

 

  • Making time for creativity and Angela's journey to start working for herself

 

  • Dealing with realists when working towards your dreams

Books/Resources etc mentioned during today’s show

 



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 & 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 |

 

Jul 11, 2016

 

Hi there and welcome to episode 22 of Couragemakers!

 

This week I'm chatting to the lovely Cat Rose. I met Cat over Twitter and got the chance to catch up with her over a coffee in London a couple of months ago and I'm so excited to share this episode.

 

Cat  is on a mission to help other creatives get over their fears of self-promotion and get their work seen and shared. She is a coach and founded the League of Creative Introverts: a safe community for creatives to share their work openly, learn from others and get all the support they need on their creative journey.

 

During our conversation, Cat shares her journey from working as a graphic designer, going to Japan and starting the League of Creative Introverts, how she deals with rejection as a creative and how we as creatives can learn to talk about our work.

 

We really dive into the link between being a creative and being an introvert, the turmoil introverts face and Cat shares some great advice about how to set goals as a multi-passionate person.

 

This episode is great if you're a creative and a multi-passionate person and you struggle to tell the difference between resistance and fear, if you struggle to prioritise lots of projects you want to do and if you want practical advice on how to get your art out there and start talking about you work.

 

As a related aside, Cat is going to be holding a really fun one month long summer bootcamp for creative introverts starting in August, called Get Your Art Out! Each week will explore a different theme to help creatives to get their art out. I'm really happy to be featured as an expert camp counsellor during one of the modules, talking all about comparisonitis and how you can overcome your self doubt and put your work out in the world. If you're interested in the summer bootcamp, you can find the details over at thecreativeintrovert.com and Cat has been lovely enough to give Couragemaker listeners a 25% discount with the code MEG25.

 

This is a really great episode and if you're anything like me, you'll be making notes during this one!

 

Enjoy the show!






About Cat

 

Cat Rose is on a mission to help other creatives get over their fears of self-promotion and get their work seen and shared.

 

She offers 1-to-1 coaching and founded the League of Creative Introverts: a safe community for creatives to share their work openly, learn from others and get all the support they need on their creative journey.

 

You can connect with her: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest



Things we talked about during today's show

 

  • The turmoil creative introverts face

 

  • How Cat has found social media helps her connect to like minded people

 

  • Dealing with rejection as a creative

 

  • How being an introvert and a multi-passionate plays a part of Cat's business

 

Books/Resources etc mentioned during today’s show

 

 



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 & 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 |

 

Jul 4, 2016

 

Hello and welcome to episode 21!

 

This week I had the absolutely privilege of sitting down with Spanish artist Maria Gil Ulldemolins who lives and works in Brussels. Maria's creative practice is a very process-oriented and heavily influenced by her experiences with meditation. Her work explores the themes of embracing mistakes, letting go, flow, compassion, control, variations and time.

 

In this episode we really dive into Maria's journey of studying the visual arts in Swaziland at a young age to owning her own studio, her belief that life is like google maps and it  finds a way of redirecting you to where you should be and how we all need to stop hating ourselves for hating ourselves when we're in a shitty place.

 

This is a great episode is you want to hear a really honest discussion about integrity, honesty and pity parties, if you want to hear a really frank conversation about the pressure to make six figures online and how it affects creatives, and if you want to feel really inspired like you have the world on your side.

 

I absolutely loved talking with Maria, she is such a breath of fresh air and I can't tell you how much of a laugh we had, both on air and off air. I know you're going to love Maria and this episode!

 

Enjoy the show!




About Maria

 

Maria is a Spanish artist living and working in Brussels, Belgium. Maria’s creative practice is a very process-oriented and heavily influenced by her experiences with meditation. Broad themes explored include embracing mistakes, letting go, flow, compassion, control, variations

and time.

 

Before committing to her painting practice, she worked in innovation. Maria is trained in Product Design, Art History and Art Theory.

 

You can connect with Maria here: Website | Instagram




Things we talked about during today's show

 

  • Maria’s story of studying in Swaziland at a young age and how this helped her find herself as a person and as an artist

 

  • Debunking myths of easy six figure incomes online and how we’re all supposed to be grateful for any employment opportunities

 

  • How Maria is inspired by making accidents happen and her advice on how to take a similar approach with your creativity

 

  • How Maria doesn’t believe in faking it until you make it

 

  • How we all need to stop hating ourselves for hating ourselves.

 

Books/Resources etc mentioned during today’s show

 



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 & 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 |

 

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