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.
Marketing & Business Q&A #3
Today I have lots of your questions that you submitted on Instagram that I’m going to answer. It is perhaps a sign of the times that there seemed to be a trend of uncertainty through all your questions - just a hint of worry and feeling stuck - so I hope today can be a comforting episode that gives you a few new jumping off points. I’m covering overthinking, email sequences, decision-making, channel planning, and our old favourite, Why How What.
Coaching episode - Navigating The Post-Covid Pivot with Lucy Moakes
Today is a coaching episode with Lucy Moakes of Lulubell Tents. After growing an events business for five years, the events of 2020 provided Lucy with the opportunity, and necessity, of pivoting and starting up the shop venture she’d been thinking about for two years. Today we talk about how that experience has been emotionally and practically, talking about how to think about adding new things to what you do and working out how to talk to new customers.
Diving Deep On The Inward Attainment Map
When you have a problem in your business, whether that's with getting going or making a big decision, we want the magic answer and a system to follow, not to have to turn inwards. The Inward Attainment Map is the best of both worlds, providing a structure to help you work out the answers you need. In today’s episode, I wanted to talk through the Inward Attainment Map methodology and how you can start using some of the key milestones within it to start making progress in your projects and shift your life onto a more fulfilling track.
Coaching Episode - Being A Magnet vs Being Stumbled Upon with Lynne Davies-Crane
Today is a coaching episode with Lynne Davies-Crane, a coach living and working in tune with nature. Lynne officially started her business earlier this year, and while she has booked a few clients she doesn’t feel like she’s gaining traction or building community, and knows she’s over-relying on Instagram. In this really practical episode we talk about how to position your content to help people find you, locating your customer and their journey, and combining being a magnet and having people stumble upon you.
Aligned Self-Employment and Opting Out with Cait Flanders
Today I’m talking with Cait Flanders, the author of The Year of Less and the new book, Adventures in Opting Out. I wanted to get Cait on the show because she really represents a way of doing things differently and writes around taking aligned control of your life. Today we talk about all sorts of things, like taking not-perfect steps into self-employment, the realities of being a self-employed author, money, opting out of marketing, and making friends with who get it.
What Worked In A Small Launch That Went Well
Today I want to talk about launching, whether it’s a new service, digital product, or physical product. I know there are many podcast episodes and resources out there about launching with all the tips and tricks about how to have a massively successful launch. But I know that they can feel a little out of reach or out of touch. I’ve listened to podcasts where someone talks through the step by step of their launch by laying out what each member of their team did or bringing in multiple six figures from one launch, which was miles away from my own goals just not to feel applicable. Today, I wanted to share my lessons of what worked from a small launch that went well.