29 episodes

The Rural Rockstar with Katrina Myers is dedicated to bringing you the tools and inspiration you need to rock your rural life. 
Are you sick of the overwhelm, self doubt and imposter syndrome? Do you feel like there's just never enough time? You're stressed, tired, yelling at the kids? You've got some challenging relationships that leave you feeling like a failure and your head feels like it's full of crazy thoughts about all the stuff you're getting wrong? 

Do you have this feeling, a knowing, that there must be more to life than this? If  only you had more time and energy?  Do you look at other women and wonder how on earth they do it?

I've got you covered. I want to show you how to thrive and show up as the best version of you so can rock your rural life. I want you to live a life filled with nothing less than happiness, freedom, love, inspiration, motivation and fulfilment so you can shine. 
This podcast is dedicated to giving you the tools and inspiration you need to become a Rural Rockstar so you can rock your life in your families, communities and beyond. 
You will find fireside chats with the women who are showing us what it means to be a Rural Rockstar as well as solo shows from me to give you the tools you need to shine. 
For coaching, wellbeing and biz advice or to download my "How to get Started Guide" from me,  check out katrinamyers.com.au and come say hi in the DMs on my socials. I can’t wait to help you shine your light on the world and rock your rural life. 

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The Rural Rockstar with Katrina Myers is dedicated to bringing you the tools and inspiration you need to rock your rural life. 
Are you sick of the overwhelm, self doubt and imposter syndrome? Do you feel like there's just never enough time? You're stressed, tired, yelling at the kids? You've got some challenging relationships that leave you feeling like a failure and your head feels like it's full of crazy thoughts about all the stuff you're getting wrong? 

Do you have this feeling, a knowing, that there must be more to life than this? If  only you had more time and energy?  Do you look at other women and wonder how on earth they do it?

I've got you covered. I want to show you how to thrive and show up as the best version of you so can rock your rural life. I want you to live a life filled with nothing less than happiness, freedom, love, inspiration, motivation and fulfilment so you can shine. 
This podcast is dedicated to giving you the tools and inspiration you need to become a Rural Rockstar so you can rock your life in your families, communities and beyond. 
You will find fireside chats with the women who are showing us what it means to be a Rural Rockstar as well as solo shows from me to give you the tools you need to shine. 
For coaching, wellbeing and biz advice or to download my "How to get Started Guide" from me,  check out katrinamyers.com.au and come say hi in the DMs on my socials. I can’t wait to help you shine your light on the world and rock your rural life. 

    Cynthia Mahoney - Career Changes and Authentic Leadership

    Cynthia Mahoney - Career Changes and Authentic Leadership

    Today on the Rural Rockstar I am joined by Cynthia Mahoney. Cynthia is a well-known facilitator, coach, mentor, speaker, and author, with a fiery passion for personal disruption, neuroscience, positive psychology, courageous conversations and more. 

    To sum it up, Cynthia is an expert at all things I am interested in. 

    Cynthia wasn’t someone who always knew this is what she would do, in fact, Cynthia, like many young people, had no idea what it was she wanted to do. Given that her family were heavily involved in the Agricultural Department in Benella, Cynthia decided to get comfortable with that, pursuing a degree in Ag Science. 

    Ag Science turned out to be a great fit for Cynthia as it covered science, economics, sociology, journalism, and so much more. 

    After graduating Cynthia pursued a government career working in economics, however, she realised quickly that what she was passionate about what studying the farmers, and how they made decisions around their farming businesses. She undertook her own research to discover that farmers often made decisions based on personal feelings, and what was happening in their lives at that moment. 

    For nearly 17 years Cynthia continued to work in this area, very passionately, until she realised she could do more direct work within the community, on her own. 

    Cynthia described how for many years she was waiting for a door to open for her, for opportunities to flood in, so she could leave her job and embark on her own journey. That simply did not happen. It took Cynthia to actually resign, with nothing else to fall back on, for her to start having those opportunities flood in.

    Cynthia is now a leadership facilitator and is passionate about authentic leadership and showing the way. We chat all about what leadership really takes and how we need more feminine leadership to correct the balance. 

    Cynthia shows us that leadership is not a role, it'r activity and its what we choose to do each day. Everyone is a leader and we all have the opportunity to be lead ourselves with self compassion and courage. 

    During the course of writing her new book Cynthia had some light bulb moments and shifts in her writing which lead to the inspiration for the title. 

    Cynthia started her practice working with many rural and regional leaders, teams, and communities. Every day she wakes up delighted with her direction, her purpose, and her work. 


    See Cynthia’s website here- https://www.cynthiamahoney.com.au/

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    • 53 min
    Suzanne Acteson - Taking the Leap from Melbourne to France!

    Suzanne Acteson - Taking the Leap from Melbourne to France!

    It's a very special episode of the Rural Rockstar this week because I am chatting to my fabulous coach and mentor, Suzanne Acteson!

    Suzanne is tuning in all the way from France and she actually still very much fits the bill of a Rural Rockstar because she resides in the beautiful French country side - 9.5 hours from Paris to be exact.

    I was so excited to delve into Suzanne’s story of taking the leap and moving to France as Tim and I are planning our own big adventure next year! 

    As with all my wonderful podcast guests, I love delving into how they got to where they are and also what their wellbeing routine looks like. Suzanne's story is one I could honestly listen to all day. It's basically the epitome of the saying 'follow your dreams' and it's equal parts inspiring and incomprehensible.

    Suzanne is a little bit of all of us and she’s showing what’s possible when you have a vision, take the leap and make things happen. It wasn't until the birth of her third child that she actually took a breath and realised she had to put herself at the top of the list to make sure she could show up for everyone else in her life. How did she do this? Her, her hubby and her 3 boys moved from Melbourne to a farmhouse in the foothills of France. It was this step back from life that truly allowed her to move forward and how she is now able to channel such amazing advice to people through her successful coaching business.

    Together we talk about the natural progression of Suzanne's business and how she managed to build it up through becoming unapologetically her. She says that no market is ever too saturated when you are adding your spin on it and I think that's something all of us, especially start ups, need to remember. We chat about goal setting, aligning your personal and business values and becoming super intentional about your life and how you want to craft it.

    I feel so blessed to be able to share the wise words of Suzanne with you all. It's listening to people like her that make you realise how important and how beneficial it is to invest in yourself, particularly through the likes of a coach who is this bloody switched on.

    Enjoy the listen friends!

     

    K x

     





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    • 46 min
    Bridget Johns - How to Free Yourself From Overwhelm

    Bridget Johns - How to Free Yourself From Overwhelm

    In this episode I chat with Bridget Johns from Be Simply Free. 

    I love this chat so much because it is not only full of super helpful practical tips for how we can all manage the mental load and declutter our lives, it’s also the story of change and taking a leap to start something new. Which we LOVE. 

    Bridget started her own business after 16 years in a career in government. She created her own business from scratch and followed her passion. I love that Bridget is a wonderful example of what’s possible when we take the leap! 

    Bridget left Adelaide after studying a food science degree to take her first job on the York Peninsula. She vowed never to go near a farmer but 3 months after arriving fell in love and ended up marrying and has been there ever since! Bridget and her family farm sheep goats and cereals. 

    Bridget never expected to be a country girl. She thought it would just be a year or two then off overseas! 

    After re-skilling to be more adaptable to the country area, Bridget worked in State government for 16 years. Then, in 2019 Bridget found herself crying all the way home Adelaide after finding out her role in government had completely changed and she was no longer suited to it. 

    After reading the quote,  “Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path” Bridget used this opportunity to really assess what she wanted to do with her life and wrote down “to be a professional organiser” That was on the 21st of May 2019 and by March 2020 Be Simply Free was born! 

    Bridget tells us how she took baby steps towards pursuing her dream but has never looked back! 

    Bridget now teaches women how to not only declutter their homes, but their phones, calendars and minds. 

    Bridget gives so many wonderful practical tips for things you can start doing today to reduce the overwhelm and the mental load and it is such a valuable conversation for right now! 

    If you would like to join Bridget’s upcoming course, head to her website at besimplyfree.com.au for all the details or follow her on Instagram and Facebook! 

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    • 36 min
    Georgie Somerset - Advice from One of Regional Australia's Rockstar Leaders

    Georgie Somerset - Advice from One of Regional Australia's Rockstar Leaders

    Welcoming another week with another episode of The Rural Rockstar and you'll just have to excuse me on this one because I am in full fan girl mode as I speak to the amazing Georgie Somerset.

    About 10 years ago, Georgie and I connected via Twitter in the very early days of the platform when it seemed to be a lot more fun! 

    Since then, Georgie has been high on my radar as I continue to admire all the amazing things she does for regional development across Australia. Among many other positions representing rural Australia, Georgie is a current member on the board of the ABC which is quite fitting given how passionate she is about regional communications, making sure people get their stories told, and having great public broadcasting.

    There are so many takeways and little golden nuggets throughout our chat. Georgie has an amazing wealth of experience and with that, so much knowledge and wisdom to lend to those who come after her. In fact, she is extremely passionate about the next generation - their voice of youth and enthusiasm and the energy and skills they can bring to the table.

    One of my favourite topics throughout was Georgie's emphasis on the importance of 'scaffolding'. A term which implies exactly what you'd think. Having people around you for support and to build you higher. Whether you're a chair or a CEO, you cannot be without solid scaffolding. I'd expect nothing less from someone as wise as Georgie, but honestly, what an amazing analogy!

    I could write for hours unpacking all the things we discussed but I think it's best you just give this podcast a listen for yourself.

    I will just leave you with something Georgie said that really struck a chord with me and that was 'Your goals will shift but your purpose and values that are what remain'. Total music to my ears!

    Enjoy the listen my friends!

    K x

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    • 47 min
    Benita Bensch The Art of Trying, Rock Bottoms and Learning to Rise

    Benita Bensch The Art of Trying, Rock Bottoms and Learning to Rise

    Welcome to another week on the Rural Rockstar. This week I dive into Motherhood, Coaching, and Transitioning with Benita Bensch.

    Benita and I have so much in common and it was such a joy to speak with her. Like speaking to an old friend. 

    Sp much of what Benita said resonated with me and it’s just another reminder that we all share so much in common as women and that doing the work is so important. 

    From Rural Science graduate to a career in Marketing that she loved, to facing her own challenges which led to the inspiration for starting her own coaching practice, Benita’s passion for supporting and empowering Rural Mums is very close to my heart. 

    Having reached rock bottom herself after infertility and miscarriage, Benita wrote a book, The Art of Trying,  to share her story and offer support to others experiencing the same challanges and she now supports Rural Mums through her coaching and courses to empower them to live their best lives and navigate their own transitions. 

    Benita’s story is an uplifting, admirable, and fun journey to listen to. I hope you enjoy the episode. 

     

    K x

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    • 46 min
    Kirstin Diprose From Journalist to The Impossible Farmher

    Kirstin Diprose From Journalist to The Impossible Farmher

    Another week has rolled around which means another episode of the Rural Rockstar is upon us, and my guest today is the beautiful Kirsten Diprose. If the name sounds familiar, it's probably because Kirsten worked as a TV and radio reporter for the ABC for many years. Kirsten has since hung up the heels and replaced them with working boots and a whole new lifestyle which she now enjoys on a farm in Caramut with her husband and two boys.

    Before meeting her now-husband in a bar in Melbourne (very pre-Tinder style she admits), Kirsten moved from Sydney for a one-year cadetship with the ABC. Once completed, she gained some regional tv experience in Bendigo but found herself back in Melbourne where she resided for 8 further years. That was until the quintessential love story arose and she moved to the land for love.

    Together, Kirsten and I talk about the transition from life on the screen to life on the land and balancing motherhood with a career. She offers some fabulous advice on all facets of life. My favourite - "don't have things set in stone, life doesn't work like that".

    The ability to be flexible in life is so more important than ever and Kirsten puts it together so eloquently - one of the perks of interviewing a communications specialist I guess!

    I hope you enjoy the listen.

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Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Dairyfarmerslife ,

Great podcast for during the school run.

I love this podcast. all the guests give their own take on what makes their lives fulfilled and Katrina does an excellent job facilitating the discussion. Highly recommend you take a listen.

Salbra ,

What a rockstar!

I love this podcast - hard. It’s a great reminder that all rural women are rockstars.

It’s an easy and inspiring listen, and feels honestly like you’re sitting having a chat with dear, inspiring friends.

SpudAus ,

Congratulations Katrina

If the first episode of Rural Rockstars is anything to go by, this one will be cracker. Love the conversational style and the focus on rural and regional women - real women that I can relate to.

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