Hashtag Authentic is the podcast for dreamers, makers, entrepreneurs and creatives who want to grow their online audience without having to sell their soul. If you're looking to find a balance between brilliant marketing and gentle, human authenticity... If you're determined to grow your business without spending the mortgage repayment on Facebook Ads... If you want to find your audience, and just possibly yourself, as well, in this digital world... then welcome to the community!
In each episode, Certified Coach and UK Instagram Expert Sara Tasker (@me_and_orla) and her guests share inspiring stories, practical Instagram strategies and insider social media insights to help you create the life, presence and business of your dreams.
A life that feeds what you need, with Rebecca Schiller
“I STRUGGLE WITH A LOT OF THINGS BUT IF THERE’S SOMETHING I REALLY WANT TO DO, I’M GOING TO DO IT.”
Rebecca Schiller is a wearer of many hats, all of them impressive. She’s a journalist and an author, as well as a doula, a smallholder, a campaigner for women’s rights, and a mother! We chat today about the process of writing her latest book Earthed, about living a life that is neurodiverse, about the joys and challenges of parenting small humans, and about the value of connecting with nature.
The Insta Retreat Live Coaching Calls
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Finding your ‘techquilibrium’ with Becca Caddy
“Less of the specs… and more about ‘how can this fit into our lives?’”
Becca Caddy is a science and technology journalist, and the author of the recently published book “Screen Time: How to Make peace with Your Devices and Find Your Techquilibrium.” In this conversation, we explore elements of the love-hate relationship that so many of us seem to have with technology, and with social media in particular, and Becca shares her thoughts on ways we can find balance.
“On the human spectrum” with Katherine May
“Trust your gut instinct, rather than the instincts of other people who don’t understand you.” - Katherine May
Katherine May is a writer, the author of many books including the New York Times bestseller Wintering, and most recently Electricity of Every Living Thing; and a teacher and mentor. She lives with her husband, son, dog and two cats, and is one of those inspirational/crazy people who swims in the depths of winter. We had a heartwarming conversation about the many shades of life, creativity, neurodivergence, mental health, and the value of simply being human.
Being a multi-hatted freelancer, with Anna Codrea-Rado
“You are the CEO, the Head of Finance, the Head of Technology. You are also the worker, the employee. And you’re the Head of Marketing, the Head of Sales. You wear all of these hats.”
Today I welcome Anna Codrea-Rado back to the podcast to introduce her brand-new book-baby, “You're the Business,” and we delve into the ins and outs (and ups and downs) of being a freelancer or micro-business owner in a time of high uncertainty and change.
The Dangers of People Pleasing, with Sally Hardie
Sally Hardie is a life coach for successful women, and a recovering people pleaser. In this episode, she shares the complex roots of this common behaviour, why we put other people’s well-being above our own, and the strategies she uses to get herself, and her clients, out of the habit.
I’ve just starting listening to this podcast over the past couple of months. I still have so many episodes to catch up on. I recently took the plunge in setting up my own photography business as lockdown started. These episodes give me so many ideas and so much hope on carrying on during this crazy time. Giving me a chance to re-evaluate and gain more skills and experience engaging in social media.
Thank you so much Sara for my favourite podcast!
I have been listening to Hashtag Authentic for the last couple of years on my walk to my office job, unaware that I was actually building up so much insight for what the future would throw at me. Being made redundant this year, I have now turned my creativity into two businesses - a shop of my artwork and designs and a photography storytelling business with my husband. Having listened to Hashtag Authentic for so long it really has inspired me and given me the courage for this - so thank you! You have such a range of different guests - all fascinating and I feel like your conversations always feel so natural and genuine. Have highly recommended to quite a few people!
Love all the episodes
I listen as I work in my studio. Always interesting and inspiring. Keep them coming ❤️