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Episode 8: Admitting You're Running an Actual Business

In this solo episode, Ray talks about her plans to leave her family for seven days to attend a business conference, and then a retreat in Barcelona. Ray describes the struggles her clients face in owning their business success, and her realisation that she needs to give herself space to be present in her own business. You can also find the podcast on… You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Acast and more….


Episode 7: Finding a Space Outside the Box with Laurie Collins

Ray Dodd chats with Laurie Collins about her life and business with OCD. We chat about… The incident which led to Laurie’s diagnosis Laurie’s mindful, sustainable fashion How Laurie found a new normal How Laurie uses Instagram in her business You can find more of what Laurie does via her instagram and her website. You can also find the podcast on… You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Acast and more….


Episode 6: Creating Your Own Path with Nicola Rae-Wickham

Nicola and I carry on a conversation that started on Whatsapp. We are chatting about our struggles with the coaching industry and what happens when we don't see ourselves represented in the industries we exist in. We chat about… How this conversation came about in the first place. Our struggles with the coaching industry. Finding our space in that same industry. Nicola’s family’s experience of watching Blind Date. Race, representation and privilege You can find more of what Nicola...

Episode 5: Solo Episode - How Easy is it to be Yourself?

An episode chatting about the links between comparison and showing up as ourselves. The good stuff that comes up within our jealousy and insecurity and what we can focus on within in all of that. I chat about… The many flaws within the idea that showing up as ourselves is easily done. The struggle of being ourselves The gold within that stuggle You can also find the podcast on… You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Acast and more….

Episode 4: Solo Episode: Micro Failings and the Fear of Success.

What a month it’s been. I’ve been very much living this failure stuff in real time. So I’m chatting about it here. Despite my cold ridden and croaky voice! This episode is all about those insidious small failures that we beat ourselves with and how they feed into a wider fear of success. That lesser known (or talked about) fear which can be just as acute as the fear failure. I chat about… The last month and how failure has shown up for me. How these smaller failings can grow into big...

Episode 3: Learning From Failure with Huma Qureshi

Huma Qureshi is an award winning writer, a journalist and a mentor. On this episode she chats to me about the wiggly path that she found herself in within her business and how it brought her back to exactly where she had always been, but in the best way possible. We chat about… Huma’s career as a journalist Her journey from journalist to author to shop owner and back again. Finding your space (very on brand that bit!) How failing hard can grow into something magical. My surprising...


Episode 2: Failing Well with Leona Thrift-Ola

Leona has been in the Indie Business game since before social media began. Her journey is an utterly fascinating one. We talk about her early businesses, the failures she encountered and how discovering this getting comfortable with what’s going on on the inside has changed everything for her. We chat about… Leona’s early business Lady Luck Rules Ok and how that ended How to get back on your feet after failure Taking risks The impact of motherhood on Leona’s business The importance of...


Episode 1: A Solo One: Learning to Fail

Episode 1 is a solo one. It’s all about my story of failure, well some of it! I don’t want to keep you all day. How I’ve learnt to navigate it and one of the surprising ways that my aversion to failure manifested itself for a long time. I chat about… What I mean by ‘Finding Your Space’. How this podcast began by feeling like a failure. How that feeds into other stories about how I have failed in the past, and how that kept me frozen. My past business ventures. The surprising way that...