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COURAGE TO CHANGE and create a healthy life in a healthy society on a healthy planet. To do that we need to push out of our comfort zone with small steps in a direction that aligns with our values and vision.  Staying the same just gets the same results. Brave New Girls podcast guests inspire us to do it differently. They're shifting the dial in their corner of the world and they give us the tools to carve out our own influence and impact.  Brave New Girls podcast ranks No 7 in the "45 Best UK Women's Podcasts to Listen to, in 2024". COURAGE TO CHANGE- process: 1. Get inspiration from courageous women working for the health of people and the planet. ️ 2. Get support to become even more courageous yourself.  3. Use that courage for personal growth, contribution & positive environmental impact, by starting and growing your own podcast.  This podcast is for Brave New Girls who want to know better to do better.  Bringing you inspiration, support and growth, with Host  Lou Hamilton. Thank you for listening and please subscribe to keep up to date on new episodes as they're released. Lou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media, helping put your expertise in the spotlight with podcasting. Sign up to our emails for inspiration, support & growth https://bravenewgirlmedia.comPODCASTING SERVICESPODCASTING COURSESBooks by Lou Hamilton:
Dare to Share- bestselling guide to podcast guesting FEAR LESS- coaching guide to living more bravelyBrave New Girl- How to be Fearless

Brave New Girls - Healthy You, Healthy Planet Lou Hamilton

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COURAGE TO CHANGE and create a healthy life in a healthy society on a healthy planet. To do that we need to push out of our comfort zone with small steps in a direction that aligns with our values and vision.  Staying the same just gets the same results. Brave New Girls podcast guests inspire us to do it differently. They're shifting the dial in their corner of the world and they give us the tools to carve out our own influence and impact.  Brave New Girls podcast ranks No 7 in the "45 Best UK Women's Podcasts to Listen to, in 2024". COURAGE TO CHANGE- process: 1. Get inspiration from courageous women working for the health of people and the planet. ️ 2. Get support to become even more courageous yourself.  3. Use that courage for personal growth, contribution & positive environmental impact, by starting and growing your own podcast.  This podcast is for Brave New Girls who want to know better to do better.  Bringing you inspiration, support and growth, with Host  Lou Hamilton. Thank you for listening and please subscribe to keep up to date on new episodes as they're released. Lou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media, helping put your expertise in the spotlight with podcasting. Sign up to our emails for inspiration, support & growth https://bravenewgirlmedia.comPODCASTING SERVICESPODCASTING COURSESBooks by Lou Hamilton:
Dare to Share- bestselling guide to podcast guesting FEAR LESS- coaching guide to living more bravelyBrave New Girl- How to be Fearless

    Indulge in consciously better chocolate, with Prodigy Snacks co-founder Neena Vaswani

    Indulge in consciously better chocolate, with Prodigy Snacks co-founder Neena Vaswani

    How can we start to tread more lightly as responsible guardians of our planet, of our bodies, of our businesses? 
    If you are interested in how a chocolate business began making chocolate that’s better for us and better for the planet, listen to this week’s guest Neena Vaswani, co-founder of Prodigy snacks – the B-corp chocolate company that is both climate & more gut friendly.
    Prodigy makes chocolates which are a well loved part of our lives.  It's an impact driven chocolate brand that exists to help people make healthier food choices every day.   


    Inspired by the classics, Neena and her husband Sameer (the Willy Wonka half of the duo) wanted to reinvent our favourite chocolate bars and biscuits, only better.  Better because they use 100%  natural, plant based ingredients, high quality single origin cacao and a uniquely low percentage of natural sugar.  They  are also the UK’s first plastic negative chocolate bar, carbon neutral and proud to be B Corp.  Every bar sold funds the clean-up of the equivalent of 10 ocean bound plastic wrappers.  

    But it's all well and good be a consciously impactful chocolate brand, but it's still got to taste delicious. Find out more about Neena does this on her mission to taking on the big boys in confectionary.
    Listen to this episode as Neena points the way to treading more lightly on this planet, with others and with ourselves, and for giving us classic-style chocolate treats that we can enjoy in good conscience.

    You can find our more about Neena’s work on https://www.prodigysnacks.com/
    And follow her on Linkedin @neenavaswani
     


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    Support the showLou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media, helping put your expertise, vision & mission in the spotlight by helping you launch and grow your podcast. https://bravenewgirlmedia.com

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    Books by Lou Hamilton:
    Dare to Share- International bestselling guide to podcast guesting FEAR LESS- coaching guide to living more bravely Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless Co-author: Women Excelling Everywhere #1 International Best-seller Paintings by Lou @LouHamiltonart

    • 30 min
    Heal the past, present & future, with author of The Psychic Psychologist, Amanda Charles

    Heal the past, present & future, with author of The Psychic Psychologist, Amanda Charles

    How can you heal your past. Find peace in the present, and transform your future? 
    If you want to know how evidence-backed psychological interventions, alongside spiritual and intuitive practices can help you, listen to my guest Amanda Charles author of The Psychic Psychologist, who will show you that no matter how many times life has kicked you down, when you are connected to all the layers of your existence you can turn your pain into purpose and live the life you love.
    Amanda shares her own story but also for gives us the tools to help ourselves to come through suffering, heal and become whole. In this way we are better equipped to then help others and the world around us.
     She shows us that we don’t have to be stuck in pain, but that we can do the work and move forwards to a more healthy future. 
    You can find out more about Amanda’s work on www.thepsychicpsychologist.com
    And followe her on Instagram at @thepsychicphychologist.



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    Support the showLou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media, helping put your expertise, vision & mission in the spotlight by helping you launch and grow your podcast. https://bravenewgirlmedia.com

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    Books by Lou Hamilton:
    Dare to Share- International bestselling guide to podcast guesting FEAR LESS- coaching guide to living more bravely Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless Co-author: Women Excelling Everywhere #1 International Best-seller Paintings by Lou @LouHamiltonart

    • 36 min
    Joy of saying no & its ripple effect across the world, with author Natalie Lue

    Joy of saying no & its ripple effect across the world, with author Natalie Lue

    How can we quit the  toxic habit of people pleasing that erodes our mental health, sense of self, relationships and creativity?
    When we find we’re suppressing ourselves in order to be liked or to avoid conflict, criticism, rejection, disappointment, loss or abandonment, we’re people pleasing.

    It doesn’t have to be this way. If you want to do things differently listen to this episode with my guest Natalie Lue author of  The Joy of Saying No: A Simple Plan to Stop People Pleasing, Reclaim Boundaries, and Say Yes to the Life You Want 
    Natalie Lue shows us how to reclaim our boundaries and say yes to the life we want. 
    You can find out more about Natalie’s work on www.natalielue.com
    And follow her on Instagram @natlue



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    Music by Melody Loop
    Support the showLou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media, helping put your expertise, vision & mission in the spotlight by helping you launch and grow your podcast. https://bravenewgirlmedia.com

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    Books by Lou Hamilton:
    Dare to Share- International bestselling guide to podcast guesting FEAR LESS- coaching guide to living more bravely Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless Co-author: Women Excelling Everywhere #1 International Best-seller Paintings by Lou @LouHamiltonart

    • 41 min
    How we ensure all voices get heard, with Black British Book Festival founder Selina Brown

    How we ensure all voices get heard, with Black British Book Festival founder Selina Brown

    Why does it matter that all voices get a chance to be heard and how can we all play a part in helping that to happen? 
     
    In the landscape of literature, diversity isn’t just a buzzword—it's essential for a richer, more vibrant cultural narrative. 

    As Selina Brown, founder & CEO of the Black British Book Festival, attests, representation in literature profoundly benefits readers and society at large. 

    She believes in the power of showcasing the written word by Black voices and provides a platform for emerging talent historically underrepresented in the literary world.

    Growing from strength to strength the British Black Book Festival is the biggest in Europe and is setting the stage for a better world. 

    History doesn’t have to determine the present, and the future for all voices is in our hands.
    You can find out more about Selina’s work on https://blackbritishbookfestival.com/
    And follow her on Linkedin @selinabrown



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    Music by Melody Loop
    Support the showLou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media, helping put your expertise, vision & mission in the spotlight by helping you launch and grow your podcast. https://bravenewgirlmedia.com

    PODCASTING SERVICES:
    Podcast production service

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    Podcast planning workbook
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    BOOK A CALL:
    Get in contact to book a 30 minute discovery call with Lou.

    Books by Lou Hamilton:
    Dare to Share- International bestselling guide to podcast guesting FEAR LESS- coaching guide to living more bravely Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless Co-author: Women Excelling Everywhere #1 International Best-seller Paintings by Lou @LouHamiltonart

    • 26 min
    Empowering ourselves to ensure all children are safe, with charity founder Pooja Taparia.

    Empowering ourselves to ensure all children are safe, with charity founder Pooja Taparia.

    Why is child sexual abuse such a huge global problem and what can we all do to help protect and heal children at risk?

    My guest this week is Pooja Taparia, founder of one of the world's largest NGO's addressing child sexual abuse.

    In the U.S, the estimated lifetime economic burden of Child Sex Abuse is $9.3B, and in the U.K, annual costs are estimated at £3.2B. With 50% of 1.3B people in India experiencing some degree of CSA, this is a global issue & so how can we help protect every child’s right to be safe from sexual abuse?
    Pooja Taparia shares alarming global statistics on child sexual abuse and detailed ARPAN's multifaceted approach to tackle this issue. ARPAN's strategy includes prevention through education in schools, counselling for survivors to mitigate long-term trauma, and broad-scale empowerment programs. The NGO's reach, impacting millions, highlights the effectiveness of their methods which can be adapted in various communities to protect children.

    Pooja explain how we can all help protect the children of our world so that they may grow up free of trauma - as healed and healthy stewards of our planet.
    You can find out more about Pooja’s work on https://www.arpan.org.in/
    And follow her on Linkedin @poojataparia



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    Support the showLou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media, helping put your expertise, vision & mission in the spotlight by helping you launch and grow your podcast. https://bravenewgirlmedia.com

    PODCASTING SERVICES:
    Podcast production service

    COURSES:
    Podcast planning workbook
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    BOOK A CALL:
    Get in contact to book a 30 minute discovery call with Lou.

    Books by Lou Hamilton:
    Dare to Share- International bestselling guide to podcast guesting FEAR LESS- coaching guide to living more bravely Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless Co-author: Women Excelling Everywhere #1 International Best-seller Paintings by Lou @LouHamiltonart

    • 32 min
    How can we live & do business in a more conscious way, with author & leader Lorraine Flower

    How can we live & do business in a more conscious way, with author & leader Lorraine Flower

    How can we live in a more conscious way so that we feel better in ourselves, have better relationships with others & the world around us?
    This week's guest Lorraine Flower, co-founder of B-corp business Azzur and co-author of Conscious Leadership, shares her transformative journey, blending spirituality with business acumen. Lorraine's path, from a successful corporate career to a spiritual awakening, exemplifies the power of conscious leadership. Her story resonates deeply with women striving for a healthier life, business, relationships, and a sustainable planet.
     Conscious leadership begins with understanding what consciousness is. It's more than mere awareness; it's a deeper understanding of ourselves, our interconnections, and our impact on the world.

    Lorraine shows us that when we lead from the heart, focus more on being than doing, and live and work more consciously, we are able to contribute to the world in a more healthy and holistic way, for the benefit of ourselves, our communities and the planet at large.

    You can find out more about Lorraine’s work on www.azzur.co.uk
    And follow her on Linkedin @Lorraineflower

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    Music by Melody Loop
    Support the showLou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media, helping put your expertise, vision & mission in the spotlight by helping you launch and grow your podcast. https://bravenewgirlmedia.com

    PODCASTING SERVICES:
    Podcast production service

    COURSES:
    Podcast planning workbook
    Podcast Guesting course


    BOOK A CALL:
    Get in contact to book a 30 minute discovery call with Lou.

    Books by Lou Hamilton:
    Dare to Share- International bestselling guide to podcast guesting FEAR LESS- coaching guide to living more bravely Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless Co-author: Women Excelling Everywhere #1 International Best-seller Paintings by Lou @LouHamiltonart

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

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Insightful, thought-provoking, heartwarming conversations

Really enjoyable interviews on a wide array of subjects. I love the exploration of the interviewees earlier lives and how these connect to their current endeavours.

Vicky Etherington ,

Really insightful topics

Lou has such a calm demeanour and draws really interesting insights into topics that make us question our place in the world and the impact that we’re able to have. She invites guests onto her show who have fascinating stories to tell.

S C Lourie ,

Brilliant and so informative, topical and hopeful

Lou has created something special with her podcast and I am so glad I have come across it. Her guests are fascinating. The vibe is always hopeful. The stories shared are both relatable and inspirational. Each time I listen I am left with a sense of hope, that we can turn this climate era around and get into long term habits that put the health of our environment first. It’s a step by step process. It’s an every day thing. This podcast makes me feel that what I would have assumed to be lofty goals at one point is all reachable. Lou is brilliant at what she does. A true advocate and masterful at holding and facilitating poignant and inspirational discourse.

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