Real-life and raw startup stories from the frontline of successful business.
Hosted by business coach and founder of StartUp Creative, Kaylene Langford, these episodes are packed with invaluable how-to advice, resources, recommendations and inspiration for up-and-coming startups, freelancers and entrepreneurs.
Feel empowered in the knowledge that managing a business you love isn’t a pipedream but rather an opportunity waiting to come to life. It simply requires persistence, sleep deprivation and a reckless renegade spirit of possibility and positivity.
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In conversation with Ellen Porteus
In today’s episode, I got to chat with Ellen, an incredible artist and has worked with clients like Adidas, Disney, Facebook, Instagram, Nike, and so much more. She’s so humble and generous for sharing her story with us today.
For those of you wondering, can I make money out of this? Whether being an artist or designer or anything. Ellen shares an honest story of what it took to get her into a full-time artist position with incredible clients. This is an amazing example of someone who’s gone before us and done it and gives us hope that other people can do it. Ellen will tell us what she did and how she got to where she is today. She gave lots of amazing tips but I think what stood out for me in this episode is somebody who had this dream and had a goal and went after it.
Turning passion into a viable business 4:47
Ellen’s story 6:30
Sacrificing and taking risks in order for dreams to become realities 20:00
Creating balance 22:40
Ellen’s tips on burnout and lack of inspiration 29:20
Her coaches and mentors 36:20
Building her personal brand 51:30
The Human Side of running a business with Amie McNee
Today I have Amie McNee on the podcast again. We will get real about the human side of being a creative and running a business and running a business where people expect a lot from you.
Being of service to yourself and others
Creating boundaries within ourselves
Getting back into the healthy boundaries and relationships
Being your authentic self
Comparison as a roadmap and as a struggle
Give yourself grace
In Conversation with Leah Simmons, KAAIAA
I’ve got to interview a practitioner that I’ve been working with and her name is Leah Simmons. She has just recently created her own healing modality/beautiful practice that I have been attending called Kaaiaa. Leah is going to tell us the story and a little bit of insight into the power of this class because it means all the people around the world will be able to access it soon. What I love about Leah’s story is the combination of all of her life experiences from being a DJ in London to going on a spiritual journey.
Leah’s a mom and recently designed this Kaaiaa practice which for me is like a game-changer, it’s a mix of the ultimate morning routine. It’s an hour-long class, it’s a mix of breath work, disintegration technique, and meditation. She has designed this beautiful practice and I love this because it’s a sign of somebody who has channeled and tuned in and found their purpose and their passion and design something that’s unique and different. It’s been amazing to see her class flourish as somebody who is designing something uniquely hers and I think as a result of that, it will always be successful because it is an extension of herself. Leah is also an inspiring and motivational person. She says some great insights into us as humans and what we’re working through as a human experience. Something that I’ve learned over the years and experience in this class is in business we often find that we have to push ourselves to this new level, we have to beat procrastination and overwhelm, and inaction. Going to a class like this, it’s this physical experience of pushing yourself to a new level.
Today we’re going to hear about Leah’s story and her journey and some incredible insights into a full integrated practice for our physical, spiritual, emotional self and how that can relate to doing good business as well.
In Conversation with Steph Taylor
In today’s episode, I have a brilliant chat with a brilliant business mind and her name is Steph Taylor. Steph and I worked together in a coaching capacity a few years back now. She’s been on the podcast when she was doing more social media in her business, coaching, and training.
Steph has recently pivoted her business to do launches, online courses, and teaching people how to make passive income through that business. Steph is brilliant at this, she’s a really hard worker, she has carved out her perfect business model. We share really good insights into boundaries in business. Steph has incredible insights and tips on how to say no and charge what you’re worth and stand behind what value you’re offering your clients. She shares some insights into how much to give for free, how to do an online course, I quiz her on some of the FAQs I get when people come to me and ask me in setting up passive income and she shares what it takes to get that set up in your business. She shares honest and beautiful insights into how she had to shift and change her business and what it’s like for her, the sacrifices she had to make, and what she is now offering, doing, and bringing to the world in a very successful way.
How to 10 x Your Business To Reach Your Potential
This topic I’ve been wanting to share for a while because it is something that I am passionate about in my business. I’m actually doing a talk coming up with One Roof, an online coworking membership program based in Melbourne. If you are interested in having an online community of networking and coworking and talks, you can check out One Roof and use the discount code: startupcreative and you’ll get 50% off on membership for a lifetime.
I’ll do a teaser content for you called How to 10x Your Business. Why I love this topic is because it can be relevant no matter what stage of your business you’re at.
SUC68 A step-by-step on crafting the ultimate collaboration with Jessica Ruhfus
In today’s episode, we have a familiar voice, a friend of Startup Creative, and her name is Jess. Jess runs Collabosaurus. We are always doing things together. Jess is the queen of collaboration and she’s going to give us a bit of a masterclass.
Today’s episode is about how Jess and I met, collaborations and their benefits to the business, examples of good ones, step by step execution, and some pitching tips, and how to use the Collabosaurus platform.
I have binged all podcast episodes and have loved them all. Such a great listen for anyone just starting out or already in business.
I love this podcast and have listened non stop for the past two days whilst on a road trip. So inspiring and authentic, thank you
So Much Value
Hands down my favourite podcast. Kaylene offers such deep wisdom and value in each episode. It’s really helped me navigate business life as solo business owner and been a much needed source of inspiration and learning.