Grow With Soul is the podcast for creative business owners and dreamers who want to grow soulfully, sustainably and slowly in their work and life. If you feel fear and overwhelm around the idea of marketing yourself, if you're tired of all the 'should dos' and 'guaranteed formulas for success', you've found a home here. Grow With Soul is hosted by Kayte Ferris, a creative business and marketing coach working with creatives to start and nourish businesses that are purposeful, wholehearted and balanced. Through solo shows, guest interviews and coaching episodes getting to the nub of real life business problems, this podcast will demonstrate that marketing can be something you love doing, that sustains your business and that fills up your soul.
The Magic Potion of Work IN Life
Welcome back to a slightly revamped and refocused Grow With Soul. In the last episode I hinted at the changes that were to come, and you will have already seen the new artwork and heard the new jingle so you’ll know that something is afoot. Today I thought that I’d expand a little more on what exactly it is I mean by “work in life”, as well as introduce you to my wonderful new guest co-hosts who you will start to hear from next week (we’ve already recorded a couple of the conversations and they are just wow).
I've Been Asking The Wrong Question - What's Next For Grow With Soul
Hello, and welcome to episode 116 of Grow with Soul. I was writing this episode sitting in the sun on the wall outside my house as the UK neared the end of a nearly 2 week heatwave. This episode should have reached you last week. If I was being 'good' and 'professional' there wouldn't have been a week gap in between episodes, I would have got it out on time. But instead I had a week off to enjoy the sun, enjoying the garden, racing through two books, deadheading the roses, and swimming in the sea every evening.
Coaching Catch Up - Niching, Unravelling Self Doubt and Getting Into Your Body with Kathryn Ho
Hello, and welcome to episode 115 of Grow with Soul. Today, I'm catching up with Kathryn Ho, a coach who helps untangle self doubt to bring creative dreams to life. When we first met Kathryn back in episode 28, she was just about to start her coach training, she was figuring out how to combine her coaching services with her art practice, and feeling like a little bit of a fraud. The last two years have seen Kathryn organically journey to find her flavour of coaching, understand and deal with her own self doubt and the self doubt of others, and learn to work intuitively and in tune with her body - all of which we discuss today.
Limbo, Burnout, and Finding Abundance
Hello and welcome to episode 115 of Grow With Soul. Almost everyone I know is in a kind of limbo right now. Whether it’s where they’re going to live, what they’re going to do, who they’re going to be, what their next steps are, there is this sense of not quite being the old them and also not quite being the new them either. That’s how I feel right now too; I have restarted this episode three times already because I don’t quite know what to say, being neither the old podcast host or the new podcast host. I have a sense that I am living in the shadow of the self I want to be: the girl who doesn’t have a knee injury and who has fully stepped into the clarity of what she wants.
Coaching Catch Up - Pressure, Identity and Not Just Doing What You're Good At with Sarah Fraser
Hello and welcome to episode 113 of Grow with Soul. Today I am catching up with Sarah Fraser who, when we first met her back in episode 44, was just in the beginning phases of setting up her book editing services alongside her day job as a teacher. Over the last 2 years, Sarah has been on a hell of a journey, discovering that the big picture of book editing was actually completely draining her and was really heavy, and she's now pivoted into a completely different kind of business. We talk about the process of realising when something isn't right, how the 'shoulds' sneak up on us, the pressure of having a capital B Business, mixing identity with our work, and how Sarah managed to turn towards the joy.
Dealing With Resistance and Listening To The Message
Hello and welcome to episode 112 of Grow With Soul. When I did the last Q&A episode somebody sent me a DM with a question that I forgot to include in the show, but felt that we could probably devote an episode to it in itself. The question was about resistance: “How do you deal with resistance? When you know exactly what you need to do, but somehow you just can’t do it. All the fears kick in and you freeze. Does it happen to you?”
The style is so real and genuine, that I actually like podcasts now. Thank you.
I’ve only just discovered the podcast, but I am so glad I have! Super helpful hints and a refreshing way to look at business and starting up. Thank you!
Just what I need
Kayte’s podcast is my very favourite! Her advice + ideas are thoughtful, action focused + inspiring. Highly recommend this podcast to anyone interested in starting or growing a creative business.