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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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Sep 26, 2016

 

Hi there and welcome to episode 32 of Couragemakers!

 

This week, I’m chatting with Amy Smalarz. I met Amy through her podcast Living Intentionally with Amy Smalarz and she is a joy to spend time with. Amy is a mom, wife, business owner and teacher and  lives just outside of Boston. She is the creator of the proprietary framework Communicate To Be Heard as she believes that each of us has a voice that deserves to be heard. Amy works with clients to  helps them to discover and define their voice or their value message and then helps them to translate that to other people so you can Communicate To Be Heard. She believes when that happens, you are truly able to live a life with greater intention. Helping others and bringing a smile to someone's face is what makes her happy.

 

In this episode, Amy shares her journey of deciding she needed to leave her job and setting up her own business in three weeks, how doing her own thing helped Amy to find her direction and mission and how Amy has learned that there is no such thing as work-life balance, and instead, how you have to balance what you have in front of you as life goes along.

 

We have a great discussion about the power of intention and living in the moment, and Amy shares some great practical tips for anyone wanting to live their life with intention. We talk about not giving so much power to negative emotions and how we can stop ourselves falling down the shame hole.

 

This is a great episode if you find yourself future tripping and getting caught up in the busyness of life and want to really enjoy the journey, if you find yourself learning the same lesson over and over again, and if life feels really complicated and you want to bring it back to simple.

 

I love the activist streak that has followed Amy through her work, and the practical activities she shares with listeners throughout the podcast! The work Amy does is so important and I’m so grateful she was so willing to share it with fellow Couragemakers.  I know you’re going to get so much out of this episode. And if you enjoy this episode, check out my interview on Amy’s podcast where I talk all about what living with intention means for me.

 

Enjoy the show!



About Amy

 

Amy is the creator of the proprietary framework Communicate To Be HeardTM as she believes that each of us has a voice that deserves to be heard. When you are a client working with Amy, she helps you to discover and define that voice or that value message and then helps you to translate that to other people so you can Communicate To Be HeardTM. When that happens, you are truly able to live a life with greater intention.

 

You can connect with Amy here: Website | Podcast | Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram | YouTube



Things we talked about during today's show

 

 

  • Living with intention and living in the moment

 

  • How attitudes to life are contagious and who we surround ourselves with is important

 

  • The power of asking why and finding meaning

 

  • The importance of doing your own internal work and sitting with the uncomfortable

 

  • The things that bring Amy joy and fulfilment




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 |

 

Sep 19, 2016

Hi there and welcome to episode 31 of The Couragemakers Podcast! Today I'm sharing my interview with Diana Malerba and I've been excited for a long time to share our conversation. Diana is a certified Confidence Coach living in Switzerland. She helps women to go from self doubt to self confidence and fulfilment. She is a magnet for all things self confidence, courage and resilience. When she is not coaching, she is an advocate for women empowerment, gender equality and cupcakes.

 

In this episode, we dive deep into Diana's journey of experiencing burnout and depression and how reaching rock bottom made Diana realise she wasn't living her life. We talk about how starting to coach people gave Diana joy and energy and helped Diana to heal her own wounds and helped her to feel good enough and have compassion for herself.

 

We explore how convincing ourselves that we're coping keeps us stuck, how emotion is the birthplace of joy and life so it doesn't make sense to cut emotions from our lives and how if we are pretending to be someone that we're not, we also think who we are is not enough.

 

This is an episode I wish I could have heard when I was going through burnout a couple of years ago and listening to this episode brings tears to my eyes. If you've ever struggled with depression, this episode is going to really resonate with you, and help you in your own healing.

 

This is a great episode if you're struggling right now, if you're going through a big change which is causing a huge shift in your identity and if you need some words of truth and comfort.

 

I have so much admiration and respect for Diana and the work she does. I absolutely love her refreshing take on what confidence actually means and how it can show up for us in our own lives, and I love how much our values align.

 

You're in for a real treat with this episode.

 

Enjoy the show!

 

About Diana

 

Diana is a certified Confidence Coach. She helps women to go from self doubt to self confidence and fulfilment. She is a magnet for all things self confidence, courage and resilience. When she is not coaching, she is an advocate for women empowerment, gender equality and cupcakes. You can find her at The Brave Hearted and read her approach to overcome low self-confidence here.

 

You can connect with Diana here

 

Things we talked about during today's show

 

 

  • Diana’s journey from burnout and depression to confidence coach and realising that low self confidence was causing all of the problems in her life

 

  • How we have all the answers inside, it's just about making the space to listen to the answers

 

  • The moment when Diana realised she was asking too much of herself and dealing with unrealistic expectations

 

  • Diana's advice for anyone who wants to start doing their inner work


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 |

 

Sep 12, 2016

Hello there! And welcome to episode 30 of Couragemakers!

 

This week I'm talking to Diana Chaplin. Diana is a freelance copywriter, content strategist, and brand developer for mission-driven creatives. She's also a nature-lover, mother of two, and writer at heart. Following her intuition has given her a joyful life and career, and she loves helping others do the same.

 

During our conversation, Diana shares her journey of deciding at a young age that she wanted to be an independent woman and how that came to be a prominent theme in her life.

 

In this episode we really dive deep into the topic of intuition: from how to know your intuition is telling you something, to Diana's really practical advice on things you can do to develop your intuition.

 

We have a great discussion about the courage it takes to do something even if the people around you don't get it, how lots of small acts of courage allow you to do bigger things and how happiness and love in themselves can be a measure of success.

 

This is such a great practical episode and I really loved the opportunity to really dive deep into the topic of intuition how we can use it to make the world a brighter place.  I absolutely love Diana's energy and I know you're going to take so much from her words of wisdom.

Enjoy the show!

About Diana

 

Diana Chaplin is a freelance copywriter, content strategist, and brand developer for mission-driven creatives. She's also a nature-lover, mother of two, and writer at heart. Following her intuition has given her a joyful life and career, and she loves helping others do the same.

 

You can connect with Diana here

 

Things we talked about during today's show

 

 

  • How Diana was an introvert from a young age and became interested in communication and human behaviour

 

  • How we have to change our existing models of behaviour and there's fear involved because you're stepping into the realm of unknown
  • 3 things you can do to develop your intuion


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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 |

 

Sep 5, 2016

 

Hello there and welcome to episode 29 of Couragemakers!

 

This week I'm chatting with Kayli Schattner.  Kayli is an Online Marketing + Content Strategist for creative entrepreneurs living in Phoenix, Arizona with her Corgi pup, Stabler. She encourages women to #OwnIt + life a life they love. When she's not blogging for her lifestyle site, Kayli Wanders, you can probably find her at happy hour with her girlfriends, doing yoga in the sunshine or cuddled-up with a good book and a glass of Rosé.

 

During this episode, we  really dive into how scheduling self care helps you to sustain a great life and do what you love, how Kayli works to be completely authentic in everything she does and the importance of surrounding yourself with supportive people.

 

Kayli shares fantastic advice for anyone struggling to juggle a million plates at once, some great practical tips to help you get organised and generally how to pursue your dreams without the constant overwhelm.

 

I really love Kayli's life philosophy that it is possible to create a life you don’t feel you want a break from, and we had so much fun chatting! We have so much in common and I know you're going to take so many practical tips away from this episode!

 

Enjoy the show!

 

About Kayli

 

Kayli is an Online Marketing + Content Strategist for creative entrepreneurs living in the Phoenix area with her Corgi pup, Stabler. She encourages women to #OwnIt + life a life they love. When she's not blogging for her lifestyle site, Kayli Wanders, you can probably find her at happy hour with her girlfriends, doing yoga in the sunshine or cuddled-up with a good book and a glass of Rosé.

 

You can connect with Kayli here: Blog | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Facebook

 

Things we talked about during today's show

 

 

  • Kayli’s philosophy that it’s possible to make enough to sustain a great life, and do what you love.

 

  • The cosmic boomerang – when you put out good in the world and do what you love, you attract good karma

 

  • How there’s only so many courses and books you can do/read, eventually you have to buckle down and do the work

 

  • There’s only one you, no one can say what you have to say – so say it!



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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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