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Hosted by Sally Steele, a 49 year old Glaswegian Mama of 2, in Australia, The Sally Steele Show is dedicated to inspiring others too, as they say in Glasgow “pure love themselves by the way” and “have ideas above their station.”

With her signature pink hair, daytime sequins and natural optimism, Sally Steele is a Life & Business Strategist, Mindset Mentor, Speaker and Author and Publisher of sell out self love & sustainable style guide “ Dare More, Care Less ®”.

10 years ago, she chose to give up her dream life, as the owner of a Marketing Comms agency in Sydney, to move jobless and pregnant to Brisbane, to help care for her Mum with cancer and her Dad who was terminal.

As someone who during motherhood, terminal illness, stroke and grief completely reinvented her career and made her dream to become an author a reality, Sally knows a wee bit about the power of a positive mindset and creating a life on your own terms.

One of her favourite books since childhood has been “Oh the Places, You’ll Go” by Dr Seuss, which perfectly encapsulates life’s ups and downs.
The Sally Steele Show is your place to hear the life stories of bold, creative thinkers, doers, leaders and makers and the places they’ve gone.

We’ll be sharing the bang-ups and hang-ups as well as the highs and how they find joy in their everyday.

If you’re keen to reinvent yourself, your career or just live joyfully through turbulent and uncertain times, then this podcast is for you.
It may light a spark, it might even change your life and the places you’ll go, but at the very least you’ll have some relatable, life-affirming, sparkly inspiration along your way onwards & upwards!
If you enjoy the show please rate, review and share the love.

You can follow Sally Steele @thesallysteeleshow @itssallysteele @STEELEMyStyle @DareMoreCareLess on Instagram for more info on the show and related upcoming events, workshops and courses.

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Hosted by Sally Steele, a 49 year old Glaswegian Mama of 2, in Australia, The Sally Steele Show is dedicated to inspiring others too, as they say in Glasgow “pure love themselves by the way” and “have ideas above their station.”

With her signature pink hair, daytime sequins and natural optimism, Sally Steele is a Life & Business Strategist, Mindset Mentor, Speaker and Author and Publisher of sell out self love & sustainable style guide “ Dare More, Care Less ®”.

10 years ago, she chose to give up her dream life, as the owner of a Marketing Comms agency in Sydney, to move jobless and pregnant to Brisbane, to help care for her Mum with cancer and her Dad who was terminal.

As someone who during motherhood, terminal illness, stroke and grief completely reinvented her career and made her dream to become an author a reality, Sally knows a wee bit about the power of a positive mindset and creating a life on your own terms.

One of her favourite books since childhood has been “Oh the Places, You’ll Go” by Dr Seuss, which perfectly encapsulates life’s ups and downs.
The Sally Steele Show is your place to hear the life stories of bold, creative thinkers, doers, leaders and makers and the places they’ve gone.

We’ll be sharing the bang-ups and hang-ups as well as the highs and how they find joy in their everyday.

If you’re keen to reinvent yourself, your career or just live joyfully through turbulent and uncertain times, then this podcast is for you.
It may light a spark, it might even change your life and the places you’ll go, but at the very least you’ll have some relatable, life-affirming, sparkly inspiration along your way onwards & upwards!
If you enjoy the show please rate, review and share the love.

You can follow Sally Steele @thesallysteeleshow @itssallysteele @STEELEMyStyle @DareMoreCareLess on Instagram for more info on the show and related upcoming events, workshops and courses.

    Episode 14 – MultiPotentialite Living in Style with Lydia Gobena

    Episode 14 – MultiPotentialite Living in Style with Lydia Gobena

    In this episode of The Sally Steele Show, I sat down with New Yorker, Lydia Gobena. Lydia, born in Ethiopia, describes herself as a multipotentialite – she is a partner at a leading intellectual property law firm, a passionate jewellery designer, a wife, a mother to two fierce daughters and a full-blown fashionista.
    Lydia championed countless court and trademark office decisions and also secured one of the first criminal convictions for trademark infringement in Chile.
    When Lydia is not protecting some of the world’s most well-known and beloved brands, she is creating bold unique jewellery under her Birabiro brand, inspired by the beauty and imperfection of nature and her birthplace Ethiopia. Lydia is also one of the 36 women featured in my book Dare More Care Less® and we discuss her incredibly inspiring life to date.
    In this episode we also chat about:
    The story behind Lydia’s Instagram handle, @birabiro and how she began promoting her jewellery and style on Instagram and the opportunities and people it has connected her to. Lydia’s tips for protecting your own trademark and what to look for when starting a business. Living in New York during the COVID pandemic, her new appreciation of Central Park, nature and Harlem and spending more time with her children since working from home. The impact of the recent US political race, The Black Lives Matter movement and the conversations that have arisen in her household as a result. Lydia’s childhood growing up in the US as an Ethiopian immigrant and how her parents and she maintain their connection to culture. Meeting Instagram fashion blogger @Diana Gabrielle at a house party and how they came to be good friends. The confidence and self-esteem boost she gained through working with jewellery. Lydia’s tips for boosting your confidence through fashion and the impact it can have on our mental state. Her body image journey and how she ended up on billboards across the USA. How Lydia, as a lawyer, manages to express her playfulness, youthfulness and vitality through her style. Her experience of the MET costume museum and meeting Iris Apfel. Lydia’s process of using creativity as a way to deal with the grief of losing her mother this year. The music, books and films that bring joy and have impacted her life’s journey. And finally, we shine a light on others and hear about Lydia’s favourite charity The ‘Abebech Gobena Orphanage,’ which is where her daughter was adopted from. So, enjoy this insightful episode with Lydia Gobena.
     
    Links:
    Follow @birabiro on Instagram
    Visit the Bira Biro Etsy Store
    Be inspired by Diana Gabriel on Instagram
    Be inspired by Debra Rapoport on Instragram
    Read ‘The Broken Wings’ by Kahlil Gibran 
    Read ‘The Little Prince’ by Antoine Saint-Exupery
    Buy Sally’s Book “Dare More, Care Less”
    Follow the show on Instagram @thesallysteeleshow
    Find Sally on Instagram
    @STEELEmystyle
    @ItsSallySteele
    @DareMoreCareLess
    Sally Steele

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 13 – Loving the skin you’re in with Amanda Ramsay

    Episode 13 – Loving the skin you’re in with Amanda Ramsay

    In this episode of The Sally Steele Show, I sat down with the lovely, Amanda Ramsay, an Australian award-winning make–up artist who spent the early part of her career in the UK as an account manager in the fast-paced world of advertising,  before realising her true career passion lay on the other side of the set as a make-up artist. Since reinventing herself,  she has had a very successful career in London and Sydney in the advertising and fashion editorial makeup world before moving back to Queensland to focus on building her business as an over 40s makeup expert and sharing her expertise to empower women to love the skin they’re in.
    In this episode we also chat about:
    The phrase or mantra that Amanda’s father instilled in her to make the most of every single encounter and step into her confidence every day. Her early years growing up in Santa Monica, LA and the impact her bold, adventurous mother Wendy, who headed to the US aged 18  to build a life for herself has had on her view on life. Amanda’s experiences as a mother of two boys and her views on parenting a child with ADHD  and running her combination of well-oiled but winging it household. Defining herself as a tomboy when she was younger and the body image issues she grappled with as a teen, due to the body shape ideals of the 80s, and how her love of sport led her to study Sports Science at University. How she fell into a role in advertising and what she loved about her decade long career as an Account Director and how the high pressure and fast pace eventually lost its appeal. How she worked for free as a makeup artist for a year, viewing it as her on the job “university” to really make the most of the opportunities that her advertising contacts gave her to learn from the best. Her view on understanding it is not just stellar creativity that is important in getting the jobs but being a great person onset that people want to work with. How Amanda has evolved into becoming the poster girl for 40s+ makeup expert empowering women over 40 and how a conversation in her 30s with her mother-in-law planted the seed. Her own realisation when shopping for new makeup that made her realise women over 40 were not being seen, heard or served properly, which led to her starting her workshops, private consults and curating her shop to make it hassle-free. Her dislike of the term ‘anti-aging’ and how she wants it to change to ‘pro-age’. Her deep love for helping women being playful, radiate joy and luminosity at any age. Her top tips for nourishing your skin with products and supplements and the intrinsic link between gut health and quality of the skin. The Moloko track that will get Amanda up on the dancefloor in seconds. The impact a Henri Matisse exhibition had on Amanda and once travel opens up the reason she wants to return to Varanasi, in India. Our shared love of “The Big Blue” – and what it represents. And finally, we shine a light on others and hear about Amanda’s favourite charity ‘Breast Cancer network’. So, enjoy this uplifting, tip and love-laden episode with the amazing Amanda Ramsay.
    Links:
    Amanda Ramsay – 10% off the SHOP for all newsletter subscribers
    Follow @amandaramsaymakeup on Instagram
    Support Breast Cancer Network
    ‘Oh, the Places You'll Go!’ by Dr. Seuss
     
    Buy Sally’s Book “Dare More, Care Less”
    Follow the show on Instagram @thesallysteeleshow
    Find Sally on Instagram
    @STEELEmystyle
    @ItsSallySteele
    @DareMoreCareLess
    Sally Steele

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 12 –The Girl with Bells and Whistles, Kirsty Warriss

    Episode 12 –The Girl with Bells and Whistles, Kirsty Warriss

    In this episode of The Sally Steele Show, I sat down with Devon born and bred, but London-based, Kirsty Warriss, a primary school teacher, Mama and fashion blogger who loves colourful, bold outfits. She is also one of the 36 everyday women featured in my book Dare More, Care Less. I immediately connected with her happy, magical outlook on life and the way her Instagram account @girlwithbellsandwhistles inspires others to live joyfully no matter whether their day involves nothing more exciting than a trip to the local swings. During times of personal hardship, Kirsty uses bright colours and personal style to lift herself up and boost her mood, and in this episode, she shares other ways she finds gratitude in her every day and her journey to sustainability.  
    In this episode we also chat about:
    The story behind her Instagram name @girlwithbellsandwhistles, and how her Instagram journey has impacted her style and passion for sustainability. The way growing up in a country seaside town in Devon has meant she has a deep bond and yearning for nature and a return to the country life. What she loves about London and her life & home there and how she has maintained her buoyancy during COVID lockdowns. Her special skill to see multiple combinations, outfits and styling potential in a single piece of clothing and how one day she would love to move into a career in sustainable styling. Kirsty’s love of supporting small businesses and introducing others to local independent stores. Her husband’s style philosophy of only investing in clothes that last decades and how that has influenced her own fashion evolution in recent years. Kirsty’s first memories of wanting to be a teacher aged 5, and what she loves about teaching young children, even now during strict COVID 19 restrictions. What Kirsty loves about being a mother and as she nears 40th birthday, the only thing that weighs on her mind about the milestone. Her philosophy of clothing being like armour and her tips on bringing more colour into your wardrobe. How the motto by instagrammer “Lioness not Princess” has helped Kirsty rally herself during a recent traumatic miscarriage and termination. Why Kirsty shares the hard times she has experienced becoming pregnant and what she loves about being real and vulnerable on social media. Kirsty’s dream to have a country sustainable style and swap business and why, I may have just convinced her to get started. The epic 90s dance track that  Kirsty loves and how I will be joining her on the dancefloor as it reminds me of my time in London. The art, films and books that Kirsty recommends. Enjoy this sunny, sparkly episode with Kirsty Warriss, the girl with bells and whistles.
    Links:
    Follow @girlwithbellsandwhistles on Instagram
    Buy Kirsty’s recommended Book; “Dare More, Care Less”
    Follow the show on Instagram @thesallysteeleshow
    Find Sally on Instagram
    @STEELEmystyle
    @ItsSallySteele
    @DareMoreCareLess
    Sally Steele
     
    Credits:
    Podcast Produced by Pretty Podcasts

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 11 - Forging Forward with Multi-Disciplinary Creative, Amy Crow

    Episode 11 - Forging Forward with Multi-Disciplinary Creative, Amy Crow

    In this episode of The Sally Steele Show, I sat down with the impressive multi-disciplinary creative, mentor and entrepreneur Amy Crow, who has a deep-seated drive and passion to see artists and creatives shine and thrive. Starting her career 14 years ago in make-up, Amy powered through her hairdresser apprenticeship in 2 years, whilst also finding the time to release 2 Eps as a solo folk musician. She then went on to study graphic design and has not looked back since, growing exponentially in her creative & business fields.
    Since 2017 her multiple projects include the FUTURE = FEMALE apparel line and pop-up shops, YUNG MUNNY, a resource platform including workshops for young start-ups, and FORGE FORWARD an ever-changing space for featured artists as well as her hair salon LOST SALON.
    Her desire to support young up-and-comers is obvious and, in this episode, she shares her insights into how she lives a joyful life as a driven analytical creative entrepreneur.
    In this episode we also chat about:
    Amy’s childhood as an impatient child, who enjoyed hands-on creative pursuits and connected deeply to to art. Her love of Enneagram Personality Testing and the self-awareness these tests have given Amy.   Her love of working with artists, developing their sense of worth, using mindsets like “opportunity cost.” How she feels about getting rejected from art school and what she thinks of the other path it took her on. The roots of her organisational superpowers in being an apprentice to 4 senior hairdressers and how much hairdressing is underrated as an incredible skill. How she gained so much satisfaction from killer “oil in the machine and how Toni & Guy’s ability to create culture and inspire continuous learning in their organisation has been an inspiration for her own projects. Amy’s gut-driven decision making process and how Spiderman is linked to her own way of thinking. How a creative business venture with her mum, cemented a stronger, closer relationship. Starting YUNG MUNNY in 2018 as a resource platform for young creatives searching for practical business advice on start-ups and setting tangible goals. What important revelation Amy has gained about herself during COVID. How brainstorming in the shower, writing fake ads in her zine and learning circus skill Lyra give her joy. How Amy uses music as art therapy and free up the creative thinking process. The music genres she is being introduced to through Queen’s Gambit and recommendations. Amy’s mind-blowing art gallery trip to New York and what it has taught her. And finally, we shine a light on others and hear about Em Reader and her amazing invention “Consent Patches”, iron-on patches to highlight the importance of continual consent. So, enjoy this powerful episode with Amy Crow.
    Links:
    Forge Forward
    Follow @hello_amycrow on Instagram
    Try the Enneagram Personality Test.
    Consent Patches
     
    Buy Sally’s Book “Dare More, Care Less”
    Follow the show on Instagram @thesallysteeleshow
    Find Sally on Instagram
    @STEELEmystyle
    @ItsSallySteele
    @DareMoreCareLess
    Sally Steele

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 10 - When Floor-planning is your Superpower with Lauren Pearse from Rylo Co.

    Episode 10 - When Floor-planning is your Superpower with Lauren Pearse from Rylo Co.

    In this episode of The Sally Steele Show, I sat down with Lauren Pearse, who, along with husband Ryan are the owners of the award-winning Rylo Co, and new lifestyle brand Co-Collection. Lauren and Ryan met at school and fell in love as young teenagers and then combined their talents and passion for interior design and building, into Rylo Co, named after their respective nicknames for each other. In less than a decade, this inspiring young duo, have evolved from renovating and flipping houses together, to creating one of Australia’s most highly regarded full service Design & Build companies, all whilst juggling the demands of raising a young family. I started working with Rylo Co this year assisting them in their Life & Business Strategy and have found their collective energy, drive and strong sense of joy in all that they do so exciting in terms of unlocking greater potential and personally very inspiring.
    Lauren’s deep-seated enthusiasm for all things design, especially floor plans and delivering homes that exceed client expectations is undeniable and she gives us a lovely snapshot into the reality of  life in Rylo Co.
    In this episode we also chat about:
    Lauren’s childhood growing up with reno-loving parents and the innate skills she has developed and recognised as her superpowers.  How moving around a lot as a kid has impacted her decisions on how she wants to school her children. Failing to find her passion at school but succeeding in meeting her future husband and business partner. How even at the tender age of 19, Lauren & Ryan had bold visions and could see the potential of an unlivable shack, which once flipped, sparked the desire to go into business together.   What the meaning of “home” is for Lauren. Why she loves her life where their children are very much part of the business and know the families they work with. The importance of close client relationships with a deep understanding of their reality so that she creates homes that tick all their boxes and immediately they want to kick off their shoes and snuggle on the sofa. What made her realise she needed to create more work /life boundaries and the fun traditions she has created as a result. How renovating their own homes at the same time as running a business, actually provides a fun, creative outlet for both Lauren and Ryan as the reality of building a growing business often takes them away from the tools and design process they both love. How the pandemic provided opportunities for her to expand their fabric and wallpaper line, Co-Collection with vintage curated pieces and design their own furniture collection which launches in 2021. The inspiration for Lauren’s ‘Online Décor’ concept and how it has combined with their new lifestyle brand Co- Collection to provide more clients a slice of the Rylo Co aesthetic. What Lauren loves about being a parent and what she has learnt from her children. Our combined love of the elderly and the rich wisdom they offer. The books, artworks and films that have impacted her journey and continue to inspire her everyday. And finally, we shine a light on others and hear about Lauren’s favourite charities -  ‘Brave Hearts’ and ‘Rize Up’. So, enjoy this inspirational episode with the beautiful Lauren Pearse from Rylo Co.
    Links:
    Rylo Co
    Follow @rylo_co_ on Instagram
    Co. Collection
    Follow @co-collection on Instagram
     
    Support Brave Hearts
    Support Rize Up
     
    Buy Sally’s Book “Dare More, Care Less”
    Follow the show on Instagram @thesallysteeleshow
    Find Sally on Instagram
    @ItsSallySteele
    @DareMoreCareLess
    Find out more about Sally’s work as a Life & Business Strategist & Mindset Mentor
     
     
    Book your FREE 30 minute consultation
     
    Credits:
    Podcast Produced by Pretty Podcasts

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 9 – Charming Connections with International Make-Up Artist Tania Grier

    Episode 9 – Charming Connections with International Make-Up Artist Tania Grier

    In this episode of The Sally Steele Show, I sat down with long time childhood friend and renowned British Make-up artist Tania Grier, whose impressive credits include titles such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Tatler and as well as famous folk across film and fashion including Diane Lane, Laura Bailey, Suki Waterhouse, Sabine Getty, Emma Thompson, Elizabeth McGovern, Toni Collette to name a handful.
    Tania started off in dance, before moving into musical theatre, modelling and theatre and TV acting in her early teens. But it was an impulsive holiday to New York with a close friend and the chance meetings, authentic connections and friendships she made there that changed Tania’s life path, with her ending up moving to the US and starring in theatre and independent film for several years, before returning to London. Aware of the harsh reality and career limitations of being an older female actor she took an opportunity to reinvent her career in make-up artistry, where she has thrived ever since.  
     
    Tania is an incredibly charming and resilient woman whose life path and the places she has gone will be of inspiration to all.
    In this episode we also chat about:
    Growing up in Glasgow and early memories of Tania’s dancing and her early dreams of becoming a ballerina, which ended in a crushing way aged 12. Tania’s incredible foray as a multi-award-winning actor, director Peter Mullen’s “Wild Cats” theatre at the tender age of 16 and how her three years in the company was more precious than any drama degree. Taking a chance with best friend Nick to follow their dreams in New York and the incredible encounters and exciting new paths it created. How Tania’s natural gregarious nature, Glasgow accent and innate ability to “charm the pants off anyone” helped open doors in The Big Apple. The incredible story of how she was cast in her first independent film alongside US indie film heavyweights including Michael Imperioli, Jerry Stiller, Debi Mazar, Chris Noth and Ice T. How an honest and open conversation with her long-time friend Nick made her realise she needed a plan B. Her fortuitous beginning in the makeup industry and how her quick thinking, can-do attitude and easy-going personality led to immediate opportunities. The impact of social media in the career of the creative and how she has upskilled during COVID. Tania’s tips for those new to the industry, what she loves about the work she does. Tania’s quick homemade makeup recipes, favourite brands and tips to combat “maskne” during COVID. What music, art and film inspire joy in her every day. And finally, we shine a light on others and hear about Tania’s favourite charity ‘Beauty Backed’. So, enjoy this hilarious and fascinating episode with the inspiring Tania Grier
    Links:
    Tania Grier
    Follow @taniagrier on Instagram
    Support ‘Beauty Backed’
     
    Buy Sally’s Book “Dare More, Care Less”
    Follow the show on Instagram @thesallysteeleshow
    Find Sally on Instagram
    @STEELEmystyle
    @ItsSallySteele
    @DareMoreCareLess
    Sally Steele
     
    Credits:
    Podcast Produced by Pretty Podcasts

    • 1 hr 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

ChristineJohnstone ,

Max Williamson - ep 8

Oh so fabulous, it’s been too long since I’ve heard Max (that laugh!) and with your enthusiasm Sally, she shone in this authentically spiritual, passionate , worldly and inspiring interview. Thank you - can’t wait to get stuck into the rest.

Sal-A-W ,

Engaging with a side of sparkle!

Love the honest, insightful and deep conversations Sally has with guests. Can’t wait to hear more!

AmandaRamsayMakeup ,

Sparkley, real, engaging, funny and that accent

Sally is such a natural, with a deep care for women and a drive to see every woman shine and recognize their power - I’m super excited about this podcast and the launch episode with Katrina is so inspiring. Now we all get to experience the Dare More Care Less attitude. Go Sally! You’re such a great advocate and cheerleader for women everywhere. 💖

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