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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 27, 2018

Hello Couragemakers and welcome to episode 86 of The Couragemakers Podcast! A quick update before we get into today’s show, there’s going to be no Couragemakers episode next week as it’s a bank holiday here in the UK and me and Mr. Meg are moving to Liverpool! Things have been more than slightly chaotic lately and I’m looking forward to getting back to weekly episodes every Monday!

So, for today’s show, I’m chatting to Emily Ann Peterson. Emily is a is a singer-songwriter, creative consultant, and author of Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous and host of the Bare Naked Bravery Podcast. Emily writes for people who struggle to remember what hope feels like and sings to those who yearn for something secret. She speaks to those who are done being bored and crave all things beautiful, strong, sacred, and sensual. Her goal is to inspire a global resonance and magnanimous community through the marriage of art and whole-person development.

In this episode, Emily shares her story of being diagnosed with a degenerative neurological hand tremor, which forever altered her two-decade livelihood as a cellist/cello teacher. Emily shares how this shifted her identity and caused her to become really curious about what bravery is.

We dive into the difference between actively processing and wallowing, how Emily has carved what she calls her ‘buffet of self employment’ and Emily’s 12 ingredients of bravery.

We have a great conversation about the subjectivity of bravery and comparing our bravery to someone else’s bravery, the grieving process that encompasses a huge change in our identity and what has helped Emily in her journey.

This is a fantastic episode for anyone going through a period of transition, re-thinking their identity and for anyone for needs a dose of bare naked bravery. I love how Emily describes her lifestyle of bravery, and I think this episode will get you thinking about how you can start to design your own!

 

Enjoy the show!

 

About Emily:

Emily is a is a singer-songwriter, creative consultant, and author of Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous and host of the Bare Naked Bravery Podcast. Emily writes for people who struggle to remember what hope feels like and sings to those who yearn for something secret. She speaks to those who are done being bored and crave all things beautiful, strong, sacred, and sensual. Her goal is to inspire a global resonance and magnanimous community through the marriage of art and whole-person development.

 

Website | Instagram | Facebook | Podcast | Pinterest |

 

Things We Talked About:

 

  • Emily shares her story of being diagnosed with a degenerative neurological hand tremor, which forever altered her two-decade livelihood as a cellist/cello teacher.

 

  • The 12 ingredients of bravery

 

  • The difference between actively processing and wallowing

 

 

About Meg & That Hummingbird Life

I’m Meg and I’m the host of Couragemakers and founder of That Hummingbird Life. I’m an INFJ creative and multipassionate 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 creative and mission-driven women to live a wholehearted life and follow the beat of their drum.

When I’m not recording episodes, writing bullshit-free, very vulnerable and encouraging Sunday emails to fellow couragemakers (join the party here!) or making new friends with the wonderful guests, you can find me working on all manners of magic over at That Hummingbird Life. THL is the online home for unconventional creatives and multipassionates who want to show up unapologetically and intentionally as who they are, and really own, live and share their many stories. It’s made for couragemakers who have so much great shit to give the world and want to leave their mark but have too much self doubt standing in the way!

Mar 19, 2018

Hello Couragemakers and welcome to episode 85 of The Couragemakers Podcast.

This week I am so excited to have Anabel Roque Rodríguez back on the show!

Anabel is an independent art historian, curator, and writer based currently in Switzerland. She has curated exhibitions in Ecuador, Munich, and Switzerland and works in art education formats at Art Karlsruhe or Art Basel, as well as in the institutional museum sector. Her writing around exhibitions and musings on the art world are published nationally and internationally.

She is currently involved in a long-term project on "Art as Labour," in which she deals with the working conditions in the art world, the myth of the poor artist, success and development of the artist into a creative entrepreneur.

If not somewhere in the art world, you will find her appreciating a big cup of coffee and hiking.

Anabel appeared back on episode 8 of The Couragemakers Podcast two years ago, and since our conversation, we have become wonderful friends. Lately we’ve been talking a lot about about money as creatives, scarification and we thought it would be a great idea to record a conversation about just that!

In this episode we dive into the notion of nourishing your ambition with self care, the connotations power and money have and how we can self-sabotage as creatives and talk about the importance of becoming your own best negotiator. We dive into creative work as labour, what Anabel has learned from a year and a half of conducting success in the arts interviews with women and the importance of empathy in our creative work.

This is such a fantastic practical episode, and I love how much Anabel was willing to share her own process with us, from her practice of kindness and gentleness towards herself, the one question that has been really important to her lately and her fantastic reflection system she has built for herself.

This conversation is a fantastic reminder that we’re all a work in process and that we all get to define success for ourselves.

Anabel has evolved so much of my thinking around what it means to make a living as a creative and success as a creative and I know you’re going to get so much out of this episode!

Enjoy the show!

About Anabel

Anabel Roque Rodríguez is an independent art historian, curator, and writer based currently in Switzerland. She has curated exhibitions in Ecuador, Munich, and Switzerland and works in art education formats at Art Karlsruhe or Art Basel, as well as in the institutional museum sector. Her writing around exhibitions and musings on the art world are published nationally and internationally.

She is currently involved in a long-term project on “Art as Labour,” in which she deals with the working conditions in the art world, the myth of the poor artist, success and development of the artist into a creative entrepreneur.

If not somewhere in the art world, you will find her appreciating a big cup of coffee and hiking (Anabel hiked 2200 Km in summer 2016!)

Website | BlogSuccess In The Arts Interviews | Newsletter | Twitter|Instagram

Things We Talked About

  • Nourishing your ambition with self care,
  • The connotations power and money have and how we can self-sabotage as creatives 
  • The importance of becoming your own best negotiator.
  • Viewing creative work as labour
  • What Anabel has learned from a year and a half of conducting success in the arts interviews with women 
  • The importance of empathy in our creative work.


Resources Mentioned

 

 

About Meg & That Hummingbird Life

I’m Meg and I’m the host of Couragemakers and founder of That Hummingbird Life. I’m an INFJ creative and multipassionate 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 creative and mission-driven women to live a wholehearted life and follow the beat of their drum.

When I’m not recording episodes, writing bullshit-free, very vulnerable and encouraging Sunday emails to fellow couragemakers (join the party here!) or making new friends with the wonderful guests, you can find me working on all manners of magic over at That Hummingbird Life. THL is the online home for unconventional creatives and multipassionates who want to show up unapologetically and intentionally as who they are, and really own, live and share their many stories. It’s made for couragemakers who have so much great shit to give the world and want to leave their mark but have too much self doubt standing in the way!

 

Mar 8, 2018

Hello Couragemakers and a very Happy International Women’s Day to you!

Thank you so much for your birthday love last week and your wonderful support! We are now over HALF WAY to meeting the first goal on Patreon which is weekly solo shows! I’m blown away on a daily basis by this community, so thank you, thank you, thank you

This week’s episode is coming to you late courtesy of a stomach bug, but I couldn’t be more thrilled to release this episode on International Women’s Day!

This week I’m talking to the lovely Jessie Harold! Jessie is the creator and community catalyst behind Nalumana Women’s Wellness.  She has academic degrees in Neuroscience and Health Promotion, and is a certified life coach from the Centre for Applied Neuroscience, and a certified birth doula.  She works with women one-to-one, leads reWILD adventure retreats, seasonal women’s circles, and runs two online programs, all with the aim of supporting women to navigate life transitions in a way that brings them closer to who they are, what matters most, and what’s possible.  Also a writer, Jessie has had work published in Misadventures Magazine, International Doula Magazine, Huffington Post, and Inspired Coach Magazine.  She is the mother of two wee kids, and lives in a little oceanfront cottage on the east coast of Canada.During our conversation, we’re really diving into what it means to build a multi-passionate career and find the umbrella theme of your work, the authenticity behind the momentum of women rising and how isolating it can feel bucking society’s trends.

Jessie shares her journey of finding a way of putting her passions under one roof, aligning her life with her values and the courage that comes with playing the long game.

We have a great discussion about external expectations, not needing to achieve something to justify our existence and the glamorisation of big leaps and the tiny steps Jessie has taken along the way.

This is a fantastic episode for all multi-passionate and creative women who are looking to find the theme behind their body of work, for any woman who is going through any life transition and a fantastic reminder to be uncompromising and have patience.

Here’s to rising up as women, unapologetically, intentionally and unashamedly!

Enjoy today’s show wonderful women!

 

About Jessie

 

Jessie Harrold is the creator and community catalyst behind Nalumana Women’s Wellness.  She has academic degrees in Neuroscience and Health Promotion, and is a certified life coach from the Centre for Applied Neuroscience, and a certified birth doula.  She works with women one-to-one, leads reWILD adventure retreats, seasonal women’s circles, and runs two online programs, all with the aim of supporting women to navigate life transitions in a way that brings them closer to who they are, what matters most, and what’s possible.  Also a writer, Jessie has had work published in Misadventures Magazine, International Doula Magazine, Huffington Post, and Inspired Coach Magazine.  She is the mother of two wee kids, and lives in a little oceanfront cottage on the east coast of Canada.

 

Website | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook | Instagram

 

Things We Talked About:

 

  • being uncompromising and having patience
  • the importance of addressing our privileges
  • the courage of playing the long game
  • rising up as women

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

 

About Meg & That Hummingbird Life

I’m Meg and I’m the host of Couragemakers and founder of That Hummingbird Life. I’m an INFJ creative and multipassionate 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 creative and mission-driven women to live a wholehearted life and follow the beat of their drum.

When I’m not recording episodes, writing bullshit-free, very vulnerable and encouraging Sunday emails to fellow couragemakers (join the party here!) or making new friends with the wonderful guests, you can find me working on all manners of magic over at That Hummingbird Life. THL is the online home for unconventional creatives and multipassionates who want to show up unapologetically and intentionally as who they are, and really own, live and share their many stories. It’s made for couragemakers who have so much great shit to give the world and want to leave their mark but have too much self doubt standing in the way!

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