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Running a business as an introvert in an extroverted world can feel vulnerable, overwhelming and downright draining – but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Business and mindfulness coach Julie Greenham is here to help you embrace your introversion and develop the mindset, confidence and strategies you need to show up authentically, attract more ideal clients and grow your business.
She openly shares the lessons learned on her own journey as an introverted entrepreneur along with business and mindfulness strategies and cozy conversations with guest experts, all with the goal of helping you step out from behind the scenes – on your terms.

The Quiet Powerhouse Podcast Julie Greenham

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    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Running a business as an introvert in an extroverted world can feel vulnerable, overwhelming and downright draining – but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Business and mindfulness coach Julie Greenham is here to help you embrace your introversion and develop the mindset, confidence and strategies you need to show up authentically, attract more ideal clients and grow your business.
She openly shares the lessons learned on her own journey as an introverted entrepreneur along with business and mindfulness strategies and cozy conversations with guest experts, all with the goal of helping you step out from behind the scenes – on your terms.

    Financial Freedom? Yes Please!

    Financial Freedom? Yes Please!

    “It’s never too early to learn about how to handle money in your business.”
    —Melissa Houston


    Dealing with finances can be one of the most nerve-wracking aspects of running a business — but it’s also one of the most important.


    Unfortunately, since money management isn’t taught in schools the way it should be, many of us feel confused (or even intimidated) when it comes to understanding our numbers.


    Financial strategist Melissa Houston helps business owners push through the overwhelm, get a handle on their finances, and put themselves on a path to building real wealth.


    And she actually makes it feel easy!


    The key? Addressing money mindset issues.


    “Money is a very emotionally charged topic, especially for women,” Melissa explains. “If we have things that are holding us back in our business because of these money mindset issues that we’ve been carrying… then that becomes a problem, because you’re unconsciously holding yourself back from creating a high-revenue-earning business.”


    In this conversation, we dig into the limiting beliefs that hold us back from adopting an empowering money mindset — and Melissa shares her own daily financial routines!
    In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌
    3 mistakes most entrepreneurs make in their finances (and how to avoid them)When and why you should start paying yourself a salary in your businessThe #1 piece of advice that Melissa gives to her clients — and how to work with her!


    About Melissa Houston: Melissa Houston is a financial strategist for CEOs, helping business owners increase their profit margins so they keep more money in their pockets and grow their net worth. She founded The Business Society and the Fractional CFO Agency, hosts the Business Society Podcast, and writes columns for Forbes and Entrepreneur.


    Highlights:‌
    01:43   ‌Meet Melissa Houston!
    02:47  Societal messaging
    06:26  Melissa’s journey
    08:35  Key steps for growth
    12:43  Create & follow your plan
    13:58  How to motivate yourself
    15:46   ‌You don’t know what you don’t know
    17:28  The Business Society Podcast
    18:02  Steps for 2022 + half-day sessions
    19:42  ‌3 mistakes entrepreneurs make
    24:10  Clarity,  empowerment & mindset
    27:11  Best advice Melissa was given
    29:05  Melissa’s financial routine
    32:37  Takeaway
    33:38  Fractional CFO Agency
    35:02  Lightning round questions


    Links:‌
    Melissa Houston
    https://www.melissahoustoncpa.com
    http://thebusinesssociety.co
    https://ca.linkedin.com/in/melissahoustoncpa
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/2492571604329032
    Twitter: @melissahcpa
    Instagram: @melissahoustoncpa
    Join the Mindful Entrepreneur Membership Waitlist: https://www.juliegreenham.com/membership
    Work with me: https://www.juliegreenham.com/workwithme
    Download Your Free Guide "12 Ways Super-Successful Introverted Entrepreneurs Overcame Imposter Syndrome": https://www.juliegreenham.com/impostersyndrome
    ‌Follow me:
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    https://facebook.com/thequietpowerhouse

    • 38 min
    Strengthening Our Communication And Boundaries For Success

    Strengthening Our Communication And Boundaries For Success

    “I think that long before I became a coach as a career, that’s the role that I played all my life.”
    —Michele Young

    If you have trouble saying “no” in your business — or personal life — you’ll want to take some notes during this week’s episode!

    Michele Young is a certified coach-practitioner who helps business owners uplevel their communication skills and learn how to build stronger business relationships.

    It’s a career that fits her like a glove.

    Michele has always been an emotional caretaker, offering support and advice to friends and family. Her early jobs included executive assistant and copy editor, both supportive roles.

    Michele is so amazing at what she does because her work is in alignment with her zone of genius.

    Michele believes that work doesn’t have to be a slog or unhappy, as long as we aren’t trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. The key is understanding your strengths and passions — even if it can be difficult to recognize them ourselves.

    “We are authentic beings. We’re born authentic beings, and we only change through societal pressures or family pressures or judgment from other people,” Michele explains. “It’s enlightened upon us what our zone of genius is, and we just need to cultivate it. And people see in us a genius that we don’t see… I think if we just ‘be,’ answers come to us.”

    This episode is all about recognizing your calling — and then navigating its challenges with grace and diplomacy!

    In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌
    What can happen to your business when you’re unable to set boundaries as an introvert Why agreements and contracts are actually the respectful way to conduct business How to develop the skills of diplomacy and tact that are so crucial in the workplace (for both leaders and team members)
    About Michele Young: Michele Young is a certified coach-practitioner who specializes in helping entrepreneurs master their communication and business relationship skills.

    Highlights:‌
    00:01  Intro
    01:41  Meet Michele Young
    03:02  No more “guys"
    05:05  About Michelle & her leap
    07:19  Spotting the signs
    08:45  ‌Just ‘be’
    09:52  Musical daughter story
    10:38  Natural talents
    11:51  Establish & hold your boundaries ‌
    14:54  Learning diplomacy & tact
    17:54  ”Let me think about that”
    18:50  Contracts & agreements
    20:05  How to start setting boundaries
    23:20  The key ingredient
    25:18  Benefits of nurturing relationships
    27:18  How to stay connected
    29:21  Takeaway
    31:31  Accommodations & choice
    32:05  Lightning Round questions
    Links:‌
    Michele Young
    https://micheleyoung.ca
    https://www.facebook.com/MicheleYoungCoaching
    Instagram: @awordwithmichele
    Join the Mindful Entrepreneur Membership Waitlist: https://www.juliegreenham.com/membership
    Work with me: https://www.juliegreenham.com/workwithme
    Download Your Free Guide "12 Ways Super-Successful Introverted Entrepreneurs Overcame Imposter Syndrome": https://www.juliegreenham.com/impostersyndrome
    ‌Follow me:
    Instagram: @iamjuliegreenham
    https://facebook.com/thequietpowerhouse

    • 36 min
    Tapping Into Your Best Introvert Skills

    Tapping Into Your Best Introvert Skills

    “Even 33 years later, I do every once in a while have to think of putting my superhero cape on and mentally making that stance when I have a difficult day ahead of me,  and just empower myself.”
    —  Karin Welsh
    Some occupations are tailor made for introverts. Others can be a little more of a challenge.


    Karin Welsh is a real estate broker and a hardcore introvert — two things that form an unexpected pairing!


    The real estate industry is not a place where you would expect introverts to thrive, and it’s true that many aspects of the job of real estate agent do favour extroverted people. Yet Karin has managed to become very successful... and has discovered that being an introvert has actually provided her with strengths that are ideally suited to her work.


    Karin discovered a love for real estate when she was a child, observing her realtor father selling houses and her stay-at-home mother creating a cozy and inviting home. At 26, she entered the field herself.


    Full disclosure: Karin actually helped me purchase (and sell) a beautiful home in Uxbridge, Ontario. 


    Press play to learn what Karin loves most about her work, what success means to her, and the best lesson she has learned over her 33-year real estate career.


    In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌ ‌
    The introvert superpower that helps Karin excel in the real estate industry The biggest challenges Karin is currently facing in today’s housing market — and why she is angry at the governmentHow Karin manages relating to clients going through (often painful) life transitions as an introvert and empath

    About Karin Welsh: Karin Welsh is a real estate broker for the Remax All-Stars in Uxbridge, Ontario and co-founded Welsh & Co with her daughter, Lindsey. She has helped her clients buy and sell properties for over three decades, specializing in the York and Durham Region. She pairs a personal and professional approach with an informed perspective on the local markets.


    Highlights:‌
    00:01  Intro & listener review
    02:28  Meet Karin Welsh
    04:01  What attracted her to real estate
    04:42  Karin’s introvert superpower
    05:39  Julie’s real estate story
    06:45  What Karin loves about real estate
    08:02  Julie’s moving story
    08:52  Biggest housing challenges
    10:35  Empathizing with client life changes 
    13:38  Best part of being a broker
    15:20  Do what you want to do now
    16:28  Best lesson Karin has learned
    18:13  Working with her daughter
    21:01  Takeaway #1
    22:45  Takeaway #2
    23:37  Lightning Round questions

    Links:‌
    Karin Welsh
    1-905-852-6143
    https://welshandco.com/karin-welsh
    https://trentaduetorresteam.com
    https://ca.linkedin.com/in/karinwelsh
    Join the Mindful Entrepreneur Membership Waitlist: https://www.juliegreenham.com/membership
    Work with me: https://www.juliegreenham.com/workwithme
    Download Your Free Guide "12 Ways Super-Successful Introverted Entrepreneurs Overcame Imposter Syndrome": https://www.juliegreenham.com/impostersyndrome
    ‌Follow me:
    Instagram: @iamjuliegreenham
    https://facebook.com/thequietpowerhouse

    • 29 min
    How To Get Your Business Ready For The Holidays (For Time Off!)

    How To Get Your Business Ready For The Holidays (For Time Off!)

    It’s that time of year again, my friends. We’re lighting candles, decorating trees, and putting together shopping lists for feasts with friends and family.


    But we’re also putting together holiday promotions, coming up with strategies for the new year, and trying to clear our schedules so that we can enjoy a little rest and relaxation.


    In this week’s episode, I share five tips on how to get your business (and yourself) ready for the holidays, so that you’re prepared to dive back into work after your winter break without feeling overwhelmed.


    If this holiday season you’d rather focus on being fully present while spending time with loved ones and having second helpings of your holiday meal than on taking care of your business, then let’s begin!


    Listen now to learn what to include in your auto-reply, how to avoid an overpacked schedule, and what to do with your calendar apps — it all starts when you press play!


    In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌ ‌
    How to effectively plan out your time off, so that you’re making the most of every moment (and not overbooking yourself)A free auto-reply template that will offer your prospects everything they need while you’re enjoying your time off!How to schedule your own CEO day — and how to best use it to kickstart your new year and set the stage for growth  
    Highlights:‌ ‌
    00:01  Intro
    01:57  ‌Holidays & work
    03:02  Plan your time off!
    04:23  Online calendars
    05:51  Set up your auto-reply
    07:14  ‌Direct to your offers
    07:32  Freebie & team emails
    08:02  Free auto-reply template!
    08:41  Plan for gifts early
    09:48  Give back
    10:34  CEO day
    12:00  The Powerhouse Planning
    12:54  Recap

    Links:‌
    Free auto-reply template
    https://www.juliegreenham.com/autoreply 
    The Powerhouse Planning
    https://www.juliegreenham.com/powerhouseplanning
    Join the Mindful Entrepreneur Membership Waitlist: https://www.juliegreenham.com/membership
    Work with me: https://www.juliegreenham.com/workwithme
    Download Your Free Guide "12 Ways Super-Successful Introverted Entrepreneurs Overcame Imposter Syndrome": https://www.juliegreenham.com/impostersyndrome 


    ‌Follow me:
    Instagram: @iamjuliegreenham
    https://facebook.com/thequietpowerhouse

    • 15 min
    Navigating The News And Protecting our Energy

    Navigating The News And Protecting our Energy

    “We tend to get triggered just by hearing things that contradict our worldview.”
    —Sara Beth Wald
    Many of us want to stay up to date with what’s going on in the world today, but are anxious (and maybe even fearful) about the chaotic state of the news.
    Wouldn’t it be great if there were a way to stay informed without dealing with the overwhelm?


    My guest, Sara Beth Wald, is a self-professed news nerd who is passionate about helping people understand and access the news of the day with less anxiety and fear, through consuming it mindfully. 
    As a former journalist and social worker, she’s ideally trained for this sort of work!


    The truth is that many news sources are more interested in selling to us than in keeping us informed, and the information that we’re given is often calibrated to suit a specific target audience.
    And it can be hard to figure out where the truth lies!


    “There’s a lot of conflicting information out there. So a lot of what I do is teach people how to trust their own judgment,” Sara says. “I think a lot of times, especially as women, we have a tendency to feel like we need somebody else’s input, somebody else’s expertise. And that’s really just not the case. We are smart, we are capable, and we are certainly able to come to our own conclusions.”
    In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌
    The health impacts that the news can have on people—especially introverts and empathsWhy the current business model and editorial focus of the journalism industry is harmfulTechniques for approaching news sources critically and creating distance when necessary

    About Sara Beth Wald: Sara Beth Wald helps smart, busy women consume the news with mindfulness so that they can navigate these chaotic times with boundaries, accountability, and grace. 
    Highlights:‌
    00:01  Intro & listener review
    02:24   ‌Meet Sara Beth Wald
    03:40  Background & journey
    05:13  Dealing with the news
    06:12  Why news impacts our mental health
    08:47  Vaccine example
    09:43  Diversify sources & identify bias
    11:49  You are being sold to, not informed
    12:56  How news affects our minds & bodies
    14:14  Mental health break
    15:41  Most common challenges
    18:16  Cultural distinctions & disagreement
    19:55  Navigating the News With Mindfulness
    23:02  The Serene Holiday Summit
    25:48  Takeaway
    00:00  Lightning Round questions
    Links:‌
    Sara Beth Wald
    https://learning.sarabethwald.com/navigating-the-news-with-mindfulness
    https://learning.sarabethwald.com/serene-holiday-summit-sign-up
    https://www.redefine-love.com
    Instagram: @loveredefine
    https://adfontesmedia.com/interactive-media-bias-chart
    Join the Mindful Entrepreneur Membership Waitlist: https://www.juliegreenham.com/membership
    Work with me: https://www.juliegreenham.com/workwithme
    Download Your Free Guide "12 Ways Super-Successful Introverted Entrepreneurs Overcame Imposter Syndrome": https://www.juliegreenham.com/impostersyndrome
    ‌Follow me:
    Instagram: @iamjuliegreenham
    https://facebook.com/thequietpowerhouse

    • 32 min
    Asking For Permission

    Asking For Permission

    “We are masters and captains of our own ships. And most of the time, we know exactly what to do.”
    —  Julie Greenham


    Be prepared — I get a little bit fired up in this episode! That’s because this episode’s topic is one that pops up far too often in the lives of entrepreneurs. Yes, even in my own life.


    I want to talk about the act of asking permission for things… in our own businesses.


    Put up your hand if you’re guilty of this. I’m guessing that a lot of listeners have caught themselves seeking the permission or approval of other people when making decisions in their role as founder and CEO. 


    This type of behaviour can often be traced back to childhood, to the idea of raising our hands, waiting our turns, and relying on authority figures to guide us.


    But if we need to seek approval for every step that we want to take in our businesses, that slows us down… and can even stop us from taking action!


    Listen now to learn how to stop asking permission, trust your gut, and own your role as CEO!


    In‌ ‌this‌ ‌episode,‌ ‌you’ll discover:‌ ‌
    How childhood behaviours can follow us into adulthood and why this can be dangerous in terms of entrepreneurship Why fear of accountability and responsibility leads us to ask others to co-sign on our decisions — and why you should believe in yourself insteadWhy it’s important not to stick too closely to your plan, in case you miss out on unexpected opportunities  
    Highlights:‌
    00:01  Intro
    02:06  Looking back to childhood
    03:39  How we get stuck as entrepreneurs
    04:01  The inspiration for this episode
    05:16  Checking in with others v. checking in with ourselves
    06:21   ‌Accountability, mistakes & learning
    08:11  Remind yourself of your intentions
    09:39  The Dyson story
    10:14   ‌Reach out for help
    11:32  Know your mission, learn the skills
    13:14  Trust your gut


    Links:‌ ‌
    Join the Mindful Entrepreneur Membership Waitlist: https://www.juliegreenham.com/membership 
      
    Work with me: https://www.juliegreenham.com/workwithme 
      
    Download Your Free Guide "12 Ways Super-Successful Introverted Entrepreneurs Overcame Imposter Syndrome": https://www.juliegreenham.com/impostersyndrome 
      
    ‌Follow me:  
    Instagram: @iamjuliegreenham  
    https://facebook.com/thequietpowerhouse  

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Uxbridge Ontario ,

Loaded with insight

Julie, I love listening in on your conversations!! I collect valuable info from each interview you host. It’s like sitting down for a cup of coffee (or tea) with old friends and sharing aha moments.

3rin5 ,

Love this podcast

So much value in every episode and Julie’s voice brings me so much peace. She’s so lovely and her guests bring so much value!

bridgehn ,

excellent and relatable.

Podcast is full of relatable advice and stories for all entrepreneurs but particularly introverts. Julie’s voice is also calm and lovely to listen too.

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