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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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Apr 25, 2016

Hello and welcome to episode 11 of Couragemakers!

I’m so excited this week to share my conversation with the hilarious Mei Leong. Mei is a writer, artist and entrepreneur living in Lancaster in the UK, and is the woman behind Wonderfully Mei Designs. 

In this episode, Mei shares how leaving a career in teaching allowed her to tap into her creativity and how going against the grain helped her to value herself a lot more.

We talk a lot about listening to your gut instinct, keeping inspired and how Mei’s life has changed for the better since starting to carve a life for herself on her terms. During our conversation, we dive deep into quarter life crisis’, Mei’s undying love of Nicholas Cage and how creativity and courage can be combined to change the world.

This is a great episode is you feel stuck in what you’re doing and if you want some practical tips to help you figure out what you love and how to  combine them to create a life you love.

Mei is hilarious and she’s a real inspiration for anyone looking to change paths or uncover their own inspiration, and I know you’re going to love this episode.

Enjoy the show!

 

About Mei

Mei is a UK based writer, artist and entrepreneur behind Wonderfully Mei Designs.  Her work is fuelled on café lattes, inspirational quotes and self-motivation and her favourite things in the world are David Tennant, Shakespeare and iced lattes. 

You can connect with Mei here: Website |  Twitter |

 

Things we talked about during today's show

 

  • How leaving a career in teaching helped Mei to lean into her untapped creativity

  • How inspiration plays a massive part in Mei's life

  • The boldness and gumption it took Mei to go against the grain and leave her teacher training programme

  • Mei's inspiration wall 

  • How creativity, courage and making the world a better place runs through Mei's life.

 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 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

 

 

Apr 18, 2016

Hello and welcome to the tenth episode of Couragemakers! We’re officially in double digits!

 

I’m so happy this week to share my conversation with Raewyn Sangari. Raewyn is the founder of Be a Warrior Queen, a movement empowering women to embrace self-love which began in 2006 among Raewyn’s group of friends.

 

During this episode, we really dive into Raewyn’s own self love journey, the motivation behind starting the Warrior Queen Movement and how alternative parenting (punk parenting) has made a difference to her life. Raewyn shares her struggles with anxiety and has great advice for anyone who wants to start their own self love journey.

 

This is a great episode if you struggle with self care, choosing yourself and dealing with other people’s expectations and also their reactions when you choose yourself.

 

Raewyn is really flying the flag for subverting gender stereotypes, empowering women, and creating a space for women to learn to love themselves and I think you’re going to love this episode!

 

Enjoy the show!

 

About Raewyn

Raewyn is the founder of Be a Warrior Queen, a movement empowering women to embrace self-love. She’s also a new wife and mother to a baby girl, learning to navigate these new waters while maintaining her sense of self. The Warrior Queen Movement began in 2006 among Raewyn’s group of friends. Always having a passion for writing and feminism, Raewyn’s posts empower and inspire. 

You can connect with Raewyn here: Website | Free Self Love E-Course | Twitter | We Are Warrior Queens Facebook Group

 

Things we talked about during today's show

 

  • The inspiration and motivation behind the Be A Warrior Queen Movement

  • Raewyn’s definition of self care

  • Raewyn’s decision to move home from college

  • Making an alternative magazine for friends in high school

 

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!

That Hummingbird Life | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook

 

Apr 11, 2016

Hello and welcome to episode 9 of The Couragemakers Podcast!

I’m so happy you’re here and I’m really excited to share with you another great episode today!

I’m thrilled today to be talking to Joanna James-Lynn. Joanna is a virtual assistant, podcaster, blogger, and writer. We’ve been running in similar circles online for a couple of years, and I first heard of her when I stumbled upon the multipotentiality movement. A quick brief one liner on multipotentiality if you’ve never heard the term before, is a term for someone who has many different passions and we talk about this a lot in today’s show. I had a lot of fun getting to know Joanna when she interviewed me for her own brilliant podcast Introspectology and we had a lot of fun during this episode.

Joanna is fascinated by personality, identity, and the individual’s experience - themes she explores in her own podcast, Introspectology, on her blog, and also in the books she writes. While she has . degrees in German, French, and Slovenian, and has lived in Germany, Luxembourg, Slovenia, and in a car, she now lives in Oxfordshire with her wife.

During our conversation, Joanna shares her journey into the world of lifestyle design, her experience of having depression and how this has impacted many choices she made,  

We really dig into the idea of doing things for fun’s sake and following your curiosities to see where you end up, giving yourself permission to follow your passions and getting to know yourself.

This is a great episode if you struggle to know why you feel the urge to do something, if you  have many passions and feel pressured to pick just one (spoiler alert: you don’t), and if you get excited by the idea that you can design a lifestyle that suits you!


Enjoy the show!

 

About Joanna

Joanna James-Lynn is a virtual assistant, podcaster, blogger, and writer. She’s fascinated by personality, identity, and the individual’s experience - themes she explores in her podcast, Introspectology, on her blog, and in the books she writes. (She considers herself a multipotentialite and in a former life she was a linguist. She has degrees in German, French, and Slovenian, and has lived in Germany, Luxembourg, Slovenia, and in a car. She now lives in Oxfordshire with her wife.) 

You can connect with Joanna here: Website | Introspectology Podcast | Twitter

 

Things we talked about during today's show

 

  • Joanna's journey into multipotentiality and how her experiences with depression have led her to design a life that suits her
  • Learning to like yourself
  • The art of following your interests and seeing what happens
  • Giving yourself permission to follow your hobbies for fun’s sake

 

Books/Resources etc we mentioned during this episode

  

 

 

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!

That Hummingbird Life | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook

 

Apr 3, 2016

 

Hello and welcome to the eighth episode of Couragemakers!

 

This week I had the joy of speaking with Anabel Roque Rodríguez. Anabel is a curator and art historian, and in this episode we really dive into the idea of everyday courage, how we all need to have our stories validated and how we can move beyond fear.

 

During our conversation Anabel shares her journey to becoming a freelance curator and art historian, The Comfort Zone list - a snail mail project she started with her friend to move beyond fear, how storytelling has to be a two way process and how Anabel has started to trust herself and honour her decisions, past and present.

 

This is a fantastic episode if you’re interested in the process of storytelling, and if you struggle with putting yourself out there for the world to see. Anabel has great advice for anyone who wants to make themselves more visible, and also some practical tips for anyone who wants to work on owning their story.

 

Anabel has such a unique and fascinating approach and experience of empowering people and we go to so many interesting places during our conversation. This episode made the hair on the back of my neck stand up on end, and I think you’re going to love Anabel!

 

About Anabel 

 

Anabel Roque Rodríguez  is an independent curator and art historian. She works in the field of contemporary art with a focus on the relation of art and the social, the financial crisis in the Mediterranean, community based art practices and feminism.. She believes that the private is political and we can all make a change through our everyday choices. Her projects deal frequently with empowerment tools and how to create safe spaces where a dialogue can happen and we talk about that in today’s episode.

You can connect with Anabel here: Website | Tinyletter | Twitter

 

Things we talked about during this episode:

 

  • The art of storytelling, and the challenges of listening to people's stories in an academic context

 

  • The Comfort Zone List - a weekly list writing practice Anabel shares with a friend to support each other to move beyond their comfort zone

 

  •  Annabel's tips for anyone who wants to become more visible, and for anyone who wants to work on owning their own story.

 

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!

That Hummingbird Life | Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook

 

 

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