Brilliant Misfits is a podcast about women who didn't fit in and explores how this has helped them create amazing lives and businesses by courageously following their heart and doing it their own way. Each week host Aesha Kennedy, a creativity coach, interviews women about their personal stories as it relates to their area of expertise on entrepreneurship, mindfulness & spirituality, feminine leadership, art, marketing & branding and more... Be inspired by their wisdom and take-away tips to help you create a life and business that allows you to BE YOU and BE BRILLIANT.
081: Body Love Method™ Emma Polette
THE BODY LOVE METHOD
Body Love Method™ was created by Emma Polette to empower women through effective practical self care practices that don’t include harsh diets or exercise.
Emma was trained as a personal trainer, health coach, reiki practitioner, and yoga teacher. Her clients call her a real woman for real women. She is on a mission to help thousands of women feel great about their bodies without harsh diets or exercise programs.
I invited Emma Polette as a guest on Brilliant Misfits because she truly is. Not fitting into what society considers ‘normal’ she has found a way to live her life with acceptance and love and now helps others do the same. Her business, which is different to other personal training and health coaching, is flourishing since embracing her rebel approach to helping women through the Body Love Method™ and how they can feel fit and healthy and love themselves just as they are.
• Falling in love with your body vs. punishing your body
• Self-esteem and Self care go hand in hand
• Allowing vs. Achieving and how that is a game changer
• Taking the first step to loving your body, yourself, just as you are
CONNECT WITH EMMA POLETTE
Emma is available for a free consultation.
Facebook – facebook.com/blueskyvitalitycoach
Instagram – instagram.com/emma.body.love
080: Your Way is Always the Way
Your way is always the way
Your way is the essence of what my guest Val Cline talked about on the podcast today. As a holistic business coach and tech mentor, Val works with your mind body and spirit to make sure the business you’re creating works for the whole of you. How to connect with what your way is, how to reconnect to what your heart wants from your business and not get caught in building what you think you need.
Val’s extensive background helps online entrepreneurs who don’t want to be a slave to systems and technology, align with their values and create a more holistic life that includes a smooth running business that is a true reflection of who you are. As Val says
There’s always a way
And she helps you find your way.
Val started her online business in the lat 90’s and then worked in the corporate world for over 15 years starting as a web developer for top ad agencies and later as a senior digital project manager for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). She brings a wealth of experience to her work as a Holistic Business Coach and Tech Mentor.
• Reconnecting the disconnect between what people want for their business and what they think they need
• Personal story of overcoming learning challenges that has given her the gifts of working with people overwhelmed with the tech and need support
• How creativity and non-techs things are so important to find that inward connection and have it be the ground for authentic expression of heart and soul.
CONNECT WITH VAL CLINE
079: Quiet Marketing Success with Danielle Gardner
Quiet marketing success
Quiet Marketing with my guest this week Danielle Gardner. How did quiet marketing come about, what does it mean, and why it has an appeal to people who want more enjoyment, simplicity, effortlessness in building their online business.
Danielle Gardner is an innovator and she loves to examine, research, notice, test, and take a refreshing approach to making business a truly enjoyable lifestyle business.
And this is what she teaches others who gravitate towards those same or similar values.
Learning how to market ‘quietly” and meaningfully and in doing so draw in likeminded clients that you will love working with is a slower approach and may not be for everyone, but it has a growing appeal with those who identify as being introverted, empathic and highly sensitive.
“When they zig, I zag.” – Danielle Gardner
• Why LEANING BACK is so effective
• What it means to AIM LOWER and how does that help business grow
• KEEPING THE SABATH – How Danielle came to create a full day of rest every week. A day of no in puts and how effective this is
• GENEROSITY in marketing
• Switching on the Internal meter of “Can I Be Bothered?” and what that means
CONNECT WITH DANIELLE GARDNER
Monthly Slow Business Community Calls: http://danigardner.com/slow-biz
Keeping Sabbath as a Business Practice:
Quiet Marketing Mastermind – Starting August 15th
Subscribe to Dani’s Insider Marketing Updates:
078: Creative Wilderness Trail
Creative Wilderness has a trail
In quantum physics it was a revelatory discovery to note that objects appear only when the subject looks and disappears when the subject is not looking. Applying that to our creative life, when we take a step into the wilderness, into the unknown, the trail appears. The next step is revealed. And then the next, and the next as we continue.
Wilderness. It may conjure up images of chaos, jungle, thick forests and wild untamed places. But there is a trail. One could say creative wilderness IS our trail. The trail is not straight and, more often than not, it isn’t apparent and the trail doesn’t appear until we start walking into the wilderness. Like quantum physics has shown us, we only see the trail when we look and and when we look we may see the trail appear one step at a time.
Creativity takes Courage
• HOW TO TAKE COURAGE – steps to move from fear and step into Creative Wilderness
• HOW WE CAN APPLY QUANTUM PHYSICS to move into the unknown and see the steps we need to take
[Be mindful that the suggestions in this episode about ways to move out of mild fears is not a substitute for medical advice. If you are suffering from trauma and fear is overwhelming you, please seek assistance from your health and medical professionals.]
CONNECT WITH AESHA KENNEDY
Facebook: Blossom into your Self
Coaching and Spiritual Mentoring
with love and gratitude,
077: Write your Book without Writing a Word
Write your Book without Writing a Word
My guest this week is Shilpa Agarwal who explains what it means to write your book without writing a word.
Shilpa plays the role of book-writing and marketing coach who works with coaches and consultants to help them accelerate their business through
• finding their voice
• owning their story
• writing their book
• sharing their message
• scaling their business
She is the author of Amazon best-seller “Want Solution? Theres Always One” which is also the name of the business her and her husband created after leaving their home in Mumbai India and making the big creative leap to move to Australia and make their dreams reality.
• HOW TRANSITION FROM FEAR TO CURIOSITY TO COURAGE
• THE BENEFIT OF STAYING IN YOUR OWN LANE AND BEING TRUE TO YOU
• A TIP FOR JOURNALING AT THE END OF THE DAY
• WHY WRITING A BOOK IS NOT THE ANSWER TO GROWING YOUR LIFESTYLE BUSINESS
CONNECT WITH SHILPA AGARWAL
FREE GIFT for LISTENERS of Brilliant Misfits
BIG BOOK IDEA UNPACK SESSION (worth $497) Use the code AeshasGift http://bookme.name/wantsolution/bigbookideaunpack
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wantsolution
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ICanWriteABook/
My personal profile: https://www.facebook.com/shilpaagarwal22
076: Help Children Recognise Their Brilliance
Help Children Recognise their Brilliance
Empowering children is what Marilou Coombe is especially passionate about. Marilou is my guest this week talking passionately about how to navigate the human potential, especially for children.
Growing up in Lebanon, moving to Australia not speaking a word of English, moving back to Lebanon for another short period during adolescence gave her a personal understanding of how important it is to empower children from an early age to have a strong self-belief that they can achieve what they set out to do.
Marilou lives life on her terms and is a multi-passionate woman driven by connection. Connection to self and to others. She weaves yoga, meditation and all her life experiences in her work. She has a Bachelor in Social Science, Certificate IV in training and coaching training, including NLP and is the founder of Orchestrate Parenting Hub.
She has a wonderful husband and is the mum of 2 divine energetic boys who have been her inspiration for the work she promotes in the world.
• Looking at the ways we act and speak and how we can become more conscious on the influence we have on our children.
• Why connection is so important.
• How she came to embrace being different and let it be a gift to make a difference to others.
CONNECT WITH MARILOU COOMBE
I love this podcast because I learn something beautiful each time I listen!
There are loads of amazing business podcasts but what I love about Brilliant Misfits is how damn inspired I feel each podcast I listen to.
I can put pressure on myself about creativity, business success, goals ahhhhhh.
But when I listen in I feel like I slip in the flow of inspiration and creativity.
I love these mindful, open hearted, imperfect chats with interesting guests. Aesha is a fantastic host. Brilliant work.