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Welcome to stories of impact, courage and tenacity, told by entrepreneurs, disruptors, creatives, change-makers and campaigners who are focused on the well-being of People & the Planet. Not afraid to go deep, host Lou Hamilton and guests talk ideas, innovation, social and environmental issues, creativity, and how they, as those who identify as women or non-binary, energise their circle of influence and beyond. It is a platform for voices who are positively impacting the world with a story they dare to share about how they found courage, purpose and passion, through all of their challenges and set-backs. If you are looking to connect with a wider community, build an impactful business or help create a better world, then these guests are your people, and listening to them will support you on your journey. Be courageous in your vision and impact in the world. Thank you for listening and please subscribe to keep up to date on new episodes as they're released. Lou Hamilton is a filmmaker, artist, author of Brave New Girl- How to Be Fearless, and founder of Brave New Girl Media which helps you grow your business, increase influence & gain visibility through brand storytelling & podcast guesting. Follow on Instagram @brave_newgirl - Read Lou's internationally bestselling book DARE TO SHARE or take the course on podcast guesting www.bravenewgirlmedia.com

BRAVE NEW GIRL Lou Hamilton

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 33 Ratings

Welcome to stories of impact, courage and tenacity, told by entrepreneurs, disruptors, creatives, change-makers and campaigners who are focused on the well-being of People & the Planet. Not afraid to go deep, host Lou Hamilton and guests talk ideas, innovation, social and environmental issues, creativity, and how they, as those who identify as women or non-binary, energise their circle of influence and beyond. It is a platform for voices who are positively impacting the world with a story they dare to share about how they found courage, purpose and passion, through all of their challenges and set-backs. If you are looking to connect with a wider community, build an impactful business or help create a better world, then these guests are your people, and listening to them will support you on your journey. Be courageous in your vision and impact in the world. Thank you for listening and please subscribe to keep up to date on new episodes as they're released. Lou Hamilton is a filmmaker, artist, author of Brave New Girl- How to Be Fearless, and founder of Brave New Girl Media which helps you grow your business, increase influence & gain visibility through brand storytelling & podcast guesting. Follow on Instagram @brave_newgirl - Read Lou's internationally bestselling book DARE TO SHARE or take the course on podcast guesting www.bravenewgirlmedia.com

    Stop Talking, Start Doing with #1 bestselling author, speaker & entrepreneur Shaa Wasmund MBE

    Stop Talking, Start Doing with #1 bestselling author, speaker & entrepreneur Shaa Wasmund MBE

    My Guest this week is Shaa Wasmund MBE. She’s just brought out the 10th anniversary edition of her #1 bestselling book Stop Talking Start Doing in which she does a deep dive teach into what holds people back, the fears, the false beliefs, the unhealthy habits, the procrastination and sabotage all that can stop budding entrepreneurs from getting started and established entrepreneurs from soaring to the top level.

    First time round the book had a record-breaking 14 months at No 1 in the charts and now this updated edition has gone straight in at number 3 in the charts and is WH Smith’s Book of the Month.

    Shaa is an entrepreneur, public speaker and the author of three #1 bestselling books. Awarded an MBE from the Queen for ‘Services to Business and Entrepreneurship’ she’s also named one of the UK’s Top 20 Influential Entrepreneurs by The Sunday Times. 
    She became the first licensed female boxing manager at the age of 21, you started your own PR agency and helped build Dyson from Sir James Dyson’s kitchen table, you built  SMARTA helping 12 million people into business and grew an active online community of over 500,000 small businesses. 

    “Doing” comes naturally to Shaa as a result of the Post Traumatic Growth Syndrome she experienced from childhood to the age of 30. However what she has learned through her work with up and coming business owners, she has evolved and developed into the techniques she shares in her book so that others' are able to build confidence through the momentum of doing.  
    Thanks so much Shaa for sharing with us the power of taking action over just dreaming and talking. I encourage all my listeners to pick up a copy of Shaa’s book and just like it says on the tin:  Stop Talking, Start Doing.
    Thanks also for showing us how we can scratch that itch, pull our socks up and get doing that thing that is going to give us our best life.
     Take her quiz www.shaa.com/stoptakingstartdoingquiz 
    You can find out more about Shaa’s work on https://www.shaa.com/
    Buy her book Stop Talking, Start Doing in all good book sellers
    and follow her on Instagram @Shaawasmund

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    • 35 min
    Scoring at life with football TV presenter Alison Bender

    Scoring at life with football TV presenter Alison Bender

    This week's guest is Alison Bender, a football reporter and TV presenter. When she was ten years old she knew she wanted to be a presenter but her teachers told her it was a terrible idea.  Fast forward to now and she’s living her dream, travelling the world interviewing some of the greatest footballers and managers of our generation. 
     
    England Women winning the Euros has helped put women’s football on the map. And women in sports media is on the rise too. Alison feels there is still a lot of work to do but we are moving in the right direction.
     As a little girl she said she wanted to be a presenter but that dream was poo pooed. She was also growing up in a household where her mum was an alcoholic, so how did that shy little girl find her way? She would see opportunities and then put herself in front of them.
    She made her way into TV, but after working on scripts for the presenters she knew it was the presenting that she wanted to do. She said her first screen tests were terrible, but she learned what she needed to do, kept trying and eventually landed a gig.
     Covid put the Kibosh on live sport. And then last November she discovered she had breast cancer. Both these life hits, made her sit back and reassess. She realised she need to have something that wasn't reliant on her time.
    So she created a course helping young people learn the ropes of TV presenting. Now she is able to support the next generation of female sports presenters come up through the ranks, at the same as leading the way on our screens.
    Thanks so much Alison for sharing behind the scenes of the footballing and TV world and for helping give similar possibilities to young people who want to follow in your footsteps.
    Thank you also for showing us that it is possible to have big dreams and by putting the right steps in place you can work towards achieving them.
     
    You can find out more about Alison’s work on: https://www.alisonbender.com/ and follow her on Linkedin @AlisonBender
     

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    • 35 min
    Healing with Horses - equine facilitated therapy with Loredana Caminiti

    Healing with Horses - equine facilitated therapy with Loredana Caminiti

    My guest this week is Loredana Caminiti founder of Be Horself a Horse Assisted Wellbeing organisation that practices the innovative experiential learning method of Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL), so that you can safely interact with horses, from the ground, and be gently guided by their intuition to unlock the blocks holding you back.
    Loredana had an idyllic childhood in the mountains, living close with nature. Even though her family then moved to the city for her to go school she kept her memories of the mountains and her love of the wild.


    She had an adventurous spirit and as a young woman headed off to New York, working jobs that she had to, but also making the most out of life. 

    But her former husband got ill and that stopped her in her tracks. Nursing him back to health made her realise there was more to life than working hard and playing hard. 


    So she went off and trained in Equine Facilitated learning and when she moved to the countryside outside London she founded the wellbeing centre at her farm and created Be Horself. She also runs retreats with emotional well-being coach Sandra Wright (interviewed last week)
     
    Thank you Loredana for the powerful work you and your horses do in helping people overcome their fears and embrace the true essence of who they are. Thanks also for showing us that when we open up to nature and to other sentient beings that we also open up to ourselves.
     
    You can find out more about Loredana’s work on https://behorself.co.uk/ and follow her on Instagram @behorself


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    • 35 min
    From burnout to bravery to break-through with Sandra Wright

    From burnout to bravery to break-through with Sandra Wright

    My guest this week is Sandra Wright who went from extreme adrenal burnout to re-calibrating her life and becoming a bravery coach to encourage stressed-out individuals, juggling busy careers, teams and personal lives to balance emotional wellbeing, in order to communicate successfully and find fulfilment from within.
     
    The last few years, helped by the pandemic, have seen Sandra herself, releasing toxic relationships, addiction, and expectation, but also accessing the true creative inside her; the artist, the free spirit and more gentle and kinder soul, that she had lost along the way.


     As a child, despite a broken home, she'd always been sporty, academic, content and outgoing. And growing up and heading out into the world, she went straight from school into retail management, cheeky, likeable, memorable, with escapism as the driver. She was adventurous and an adrenaline junkie. 


    But her fast living came with set-backs. A serious car crash on the motorway, a head injury sustained at work, unhealthy relationships, and eventually she was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue. She had to learn to slow down.


    She went on a retreat to train as an emotional well being coach and realised she needed to learn to look after herself too. 


    Her purpose became to support others to be happy, with themselves, their decisions and the environment and systems that they operate within. When they have lost faith she held hope for them that there are options. She shone the light to help them find themselves.


    She appeared to go through the next evolution every 7 years to find her true north, and each 7 years the vision of who she is becomes becomes clearer. 


    Now, with her business partner Loredana Caminiti (interviewed for next week's episode) they run barn retreats with horses using the equine assisted learning method, and Sandra bring her emotional bravery coaching into the mix by helping people connect with nature.


    Thanks so much Sandra for sharing how we can be Brave To Break Free from what’s not working for us and learn to live more balanced lives. Thanks also for showing the power of nature to lead us back to ourselves and our own true nature. 
    You can find out more about Sandra’s work at https://www.sandrawright.co.uk/ and follow her on Linkedin @SandraWright

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    • 33 min
    If ever there was a time for a hug in a mug, it's now. Let's have a cuppa with HotTea Mama founder Bethan Thomas

    If ever there was a time for a hug in a mug, it's now. Let's have a cuppa with HotTea Mama founder Bethan Thomas

    My guest this week is Bethan Thomas a Tea Scientist & the first non-Chinese person to get a degree in Tea Science from the University in Fujian, China. She worked as a tea buyer for some of the UK's biggest tea brands before co-founding HotTea Mama an award-winning tea company, making teas to support better periods, pregnancy, motherhood & menopause, from gut health to hormonal balance.
     Bethan's business survived and thrived through the pandemic, post-pandemic and now with cost-of living crisis because tea is an affordable comfort for people. 

    Even though her teas are on the more expensive end, they are herbal and have some medicinal properties so you could say they are a more affordable than food based supplements, though comparable in what they offer.
     Hot Tea Mama came about because of  the problems women face at different stages of life in terms of gut health and hormonal balance. 

    With Bethan's tea science background she was able to create the right blends of tea to suits different women's health issues.
    Thanks so much Bethan for creating a hug in a mug that puts women’s wellness and health at the heart of the teas you create. As a post-menopausal woman I certainly enjoy the tea that you created for the likes of me.
    Thanks also for showing us how we can take our passion and turn it into a purposeful pursuit for the good of others. 
    You can find out more about Bethan’s work on https://www.hotteamama.com/ and follow her on Instragram at Hotteamama

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    • 31 min
    Artfully making the world a better place with artist agency founder Kristina Snyder

    Artfully making the world a better place with artist agency founder Kristina Snyder

    This week’s guest is Kristina Synder founder of an agency based in New York that represents a dynamic and diverse range of illustrators, animators, designers and visual artists from around the world. She is committed to empowering her clients and artists to forge conscientious and creative collaborations.

    She found that the during and since the pandemic the interest of brands to use illustration and animation has increased, and that the collaborations between commercial business and creatives have also been on the rise too.

    Kristina was always artistic herself but it wasn't encouraged particularly, so it was only when she got older and got her hands on a camera that she started to make creative photographic work. She ended up travelling extensively and eventually it took her to New York.

    With no money or connections, she found herself in the artistic world. She met her husband who was a musician and they lived and breathed with the creative community around them.

    Kristina started a photographic agency but over time that evolved into  the international art agency she heads up today.

    She sees the huge possibility in artists using their creativity to positively impact the world and as an entrepreneur and supporter of her artists, she actively encourages and facilitates that.

    Thanks so much Kristina for leading us on a journey through the lives of creative and artistic people and how they can have a positive impact in the world. Thank you also for for showing us that following our gut, growing organically and celebrating our creativity will lead us to living fully expressed lives that bring us fulfillment and purpose.
    You can find out more about Kristina on https://wearesnyder.com/us and follow her on Linkedin @KristinaSnyder

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    • 34 min

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33 Ratings

Lynsiloo ,

Always so interesting and thought provoking!

Love listening to Lou’s episodes. They’re always so interesting and make me reflect on the topics raised. I was also lucky enough to to be a guest recently on the podcast and love Lou’s interview style. 10/10 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Inspiring podcast

I love listening to the Brave New Girl Podcast for the different stories and subjects shared, so when I was asked to be an interviewee, I was thrilled. Lou is a brilliant interviewer, inspiring and lovely in equal measure.

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Love this podcast

Lou is a great interviewer and really finds the best guests to share their wealth of knowledge. Something for everyone !

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