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021: Protecting the privacy and anonymity of your guests, with Athena Rosette

Athena Rosette is the creator of the Alter Ego Podcast. Athena has been taking on Alter Egos in her travels, performance life as a Brazilian Samba Performer, and in personal realms. She noticed that these forms of herself all gave her certain abilities and awarenesses she hadn’t yet accessed within her normal state, and quickly led to improved health, happiness, and overall satisfaction in her life. Eventually, the lines began to blur as she took ownership of these different personas....


020: how I turned my podcast into a business, with Alana Helbig

Back in 2016, I decided to take a leap. I’d been podcasting for over a year and absolutely adored it. What I wasn’t adoring was my current job. So I quit my job and decided to have a go at turning my podcasting passion into a business. I spent three months in my creative cave, writing the Ignite: Podcasting for Changemakers program. Then, towards the end of 2016, I launched the program and myself as a women’s podcast mentor into the world. Nine months on, my business is gaining traction...


019: how to bust through perfectionism and keep yourself accountable on the podcasting journey, with Vana Feliciano

Vana Feliciano is a pint size poet, painter, podcaster and planeteer. Deeply committed to laughing until it hurts and insights through increments, she is the founder of The Quiet Brave, a lifestyle community for the consciously courageous and Quiet Brave Radio, a podcast that explores the practice of being a conscious woman. She believes in community over criticism and that life is best lived as a nourished practice. I was fortunate enough to connect with Vana as one of the students of...


018: connecting and engaging with your audience through spoken word, with Meredith Rom

Meredith Rom is a yoga teacher, women’s leadership coach and host of the Rising Women Leaders podcast. Her mission is to support women to create a foundation of love within and for themselves, to live beyond their fears, and truly share their greatest gifts with the world. In this episode we explore: + The importance of reaching out for support during your podcasting journey. + Written interviews vs audio podcast interviews – Meredith’s discusses the differences in community engagement,...


017: podcasting is ripe with opportunities, with Elsie Escobar

“I started to play with the sound of myself and step outside of it. I didn’t judge it as much as grow it, expand on it, colour it a lot more than I was.” Elsie Escobar starting podcasting in 2006 when she created Elsie’s Yoga Class in which she began sharing audio recordings of her live yoga classes. That podcast has now been downloaded over 4 million times. But the story doesn’t stop here. Elsie’s obsession with podcasting then got her a job working with Libsyn, the leading podcast host...


016: Podcasting as a full-time gig, with Sarah Williams

“I am always thinking how can I add value? How can I add so much value that people want to listen to the podcast, they want to support it, they want to help with its growth, they want to share it? That, for me, is a really key point.” After working in finance for 8 years, Sarah Williams quit her city job and spent 18 months travelling the world, climbing Kilimanjaro, backpacking around South America and doing a ski season. She used this time to help her to decide what she wanted to do...


015: overcoming podcasting overwhelm and ego, with Nicole Mathieson

“The nerves are actually energy and it’s nice if you can give that energy somewhere to go. Gratitude or the heart is a really good place for that energy to flow. And if the interview can come from that place, then it’s going to be a good interview.” Nicole Mathieson is a kinesiologist and life coach helping women navigate the ups and downs of relationships. Nicole brings her years of experience as a kinesiologist and the wisdom gained from 20 years with her husband to shed some light on...


014: get friendly with your inner critic, with Danielle Polgar

“It’s important for women because culturally and historically speaking, we’ve been repressed and, until just recently, we haven’t really had a voice. Now we’re really speaking up and sharing our experience of what it’s like to be in a world ruled by men… It’s such a breath of fresh air to have the freedom to speak our experience of life and bring that conversation into the world for everybody to listen to.” Danielle Polgar, M.A. is an Astrological Counselor, light-seeker, and Saturn...


013: what if podcasting is part of your gift and offering to the world? with Rachel Sizemore

Rachel Sizemore is a life coach, speaker, and writer who is passionate about empowering women to quit the “shoulds.” Rachel is also creator and host of the podcast, Ripen. Ripen is home to inspiring (and fun!) conversations that explore how women can use desire, pleasure, and intuition to deepen into their feminine power. I had the pleasure of coaching and walking along side Rachel during the visioning, planning, creation and birth of Ripen. This interview catches Rachel the week after...


012: from a podcast to a business, with Madelyn Moon

Madelyn Moon was a fitness competitor weighed down by her pride, obsession, and masculine drive. She strived to ignore her feminine energy, fearful of it making her look weak. Eventually, she discovered that her obsession with bodybuilding and creating the perfect physique was taking her further away from her desire to serve the world…not closer. Madelyn decided to create her podcast Mind Body Musings in a pursuit to learn from other people who had walked this path before and come out the...


011: focus on serving your listeners, with Elizabeth DiAlto

Known for her raw, honest and grounded approach to self-help and spirituality, Elizabeth DiAlto is the founder of Wild Soul Movement, author of Untame Yourself, and host of the popular Untame The Wild Soul Woman podcast. In this episode, Elizabeth and I explore: + How she developed her down-to-earth, conversational podcasting style and her guidance on how you can find your podcasting style, too. + Why done is better than perfect and what you can do if you’re stuck in perfectionism +...


010: the journey of the creative, with Beryl Young

Beryl Young is the founder of Recapture Self a community for mums who are ready to reclaim their identity beyond parent - using creativity as a guide. Beryl is also the host and creator of the Recapture Self podcast, a series of conversations with photographers, artists, writers and bloggers about how their creative pursuits have helped shaped their adult identity, while sharing advice and wisdom on making time for your creative process while raising kids. In this episode, Beryl and I...


009: How do I start a podcast? 14 things you must do before you start a podcast

There’s something pretty damn magical about creating a podcast for the first time. The excitement, the nerves, the creative inspiration, the possibility, the opportunities, the connection, the freedom. On the contrary, those very first few getting-started-steps can feel like the hardest and the scariest. It can seem as though there are so many moving pieces in this podcasting puzzle. I completely get it. If your head is swimming with all-the-podcast-things, that’s totally okay. I’m going...


007: Be curious, creative and just have fun with Megan Gogoll

Megan Gogoll is an anxiety coach, writer and poet of deep dark truths. She's also the creator and host of The Anxious Poet Podcast. Megan's mission is to use words as arrows to strike life into the hearts of the creatively anxious. In this episode, Megan and I chat about: + Podcasting vs blogging. Which platform is better at creating community and connection? + How Megan uses podcasting to find her voice and explore her passion for poetry. + How she moved past the fear of sharing very...


006: 9 simple tips for creating a great sound on your podcast, with Tahlee Rouillon

Tahlee Rouillon is a music composer extraordinaire at Sonesence. She offers peace seekers an easy way to achieve instant calm with a sonic shortcut called meditones. She also creates bespoke meditation music for other wellness entrepreneurs. I’ve invited Tahlee to chat with us about sound quality in our podcast recordings. I know sound quality has always been a struggle for me. There’s a LOT of technical babble out there and it’s really hard to know what’s important and what’s not so...


005 - 5 common mistakes new podcasters make

Today we're going to have a look at the 5 common mistakes new podcasters make. I started podcasting back in May 2015. I started podcasting with my sister and we created a podcast called She Makes Magic. Back then, podcasting wasn't a big thing. Sure it had been around for many years but in our realm – the realm of women bloggers and the women blogosphere – podcasting wasn't that prevalent. In my blogging group, for example, I only knew one or two other women, out of a thousand women in the...


004 - The true power behind podcasting with Alana Helbig

Today’s episode is a little different and one very close to my heart. I’ve asked my good friend, Nicole Mathieson to play host this week and ask me ALL the questions about my podcasting journey. This is a story I’ve never really shared before and I thought it was about time I did. Together, we look back on the past 18 months of me being behind the podcast mic. Doing this interview really helped me to reflect on just how far I’ve come. Because, things have been pretty busy lately and, if...


003 - Rock your podcast with Sarah Jensen

Sarah Jensen is a sought after coach, internationally published writer and creator of the award winning Rock Your Goals workshops. Sarah helps women build a business and life they love (that loves them right back) without going broke or burning out in the process. Sarah is the host of the Rock Your Goals podcast, an interview series with inspiring entrepreneurs, bloggers and business mavens sharing loads of useful tips and truths about how to grow your business and be successful while...


002 - how to invite guests onto your podcast

In this episode, I share: + 6 tips for finding and selecting the best podcast guests. + How to communicate clearly and powerfully with potential guests. + The four-step email formula I use when contacting my guests. + The importance of interview etiquette. I've also created a freebie for you: 3 done-for-you email scripts. These are the exact email scripts I use to contact potential podcast guests. You can copy these or use them as templates to make your own. You can download the email...


001 - Choosing heart over strategy with Connie Chapman

Connie Chapman is a certified life coach, speaker and writer empowering big dreamers and soul seekers to create lives they love (from the inside out). Connie is the host of the Awaken Radio podcast where she shares raw and heart-felt conversations that receive over 10,000 listens a month and which are downloaded in more than 50 countries every single week. Connie has been podcasting for over three years and she has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to creating a podcast series that is...