32 episodes

Welcome to Messy Business with your hosts Sarah Taylor (she/her) and Kirsty Kianifard (she/her). The show where we lift the lid on what it's really like to run a business, which we all know isn't anywhere near as glamorous as Instagram makes out! So to help make navigating the emotional rollercoaster of entrepreneurship that little bit easier, each week we'll be unpacking the highs and lows of our own business journeys. And we'll also be hearing from you with your misadventures, magic moments, and of course, your own messy business stories. Because after all, a problem shared is a problem halved. And let’s face it, this business malarkey is a whole lot easier when we do it together.

Messy Business Kirsty Kianifard and Sarah Taylor

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Welcome to Messy Business with your hosts Sarah Taylor (she/her) and Kirsty Kianifard (she/her). The show where we lift the lid on what it's really like to run a business, which we all know isn't anywhere near as glamorous as Instagram makes out! So to help make navigating the emotional rollercoaster of entrepreneurship that little bit easier, each week we'll be unpacking the highs and lows of our own business journeys. And we'll also be hearing from you with your misadventures, magic moments, and of course, your own messy business stories. Because after all, a problem shared is a problem halved. And let’s face it, this business malarkey is a whole lot easier when we do it together.

    Business Shake-Ups & Kylie Dance Breaks

    Business Shake-Ups & Kylie Dance Breaks

    Get ready for high-energy vibes! In this week's Messy Business podcast, we're bringing the party from the start. Join us for a lively chat filled with surprises, from the joy of unexpected gifts to dissecting disappointing customer experiences.

    Kylie Dance Break Alert! Fresh from our dance-off, we dive into serious business talk. Explore with us the impact of changing client services and offers while keeping a laser focus on business integrity.
    Listen in to find out:
    The unexpected greatest gifts we're excited about!Kirsty's eye-opening experience with a cafe's psychological contract break.How to maintain top-notch quality during business shake-ups.Dive into the decision-making process: re-branding vs. revising existing offerings.And, of course, find out why Sarah was dancing with teaspoons before we hit record!Get ready for our usual blend of fun and valuable business insights. 

    Grab Your Coffee and Tune In! 

    Get in touch with us at  messybiz@outlook.com - we always love to hear from you.

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    Say hi to Kirsty Kianifard on social:


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kirstykianifard/


    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/KirstyKianifard


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kirstykianifard/



    Say hi to Sarah Taylor on social:


    Instagram: 

    https://www.instagram.com/sarahtaylorqueercoach/

    https://www.instagram.com/proudwellness/


    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-taylor-coaching/



     

    • 23 min
    Existential Crisis & Coaching Controversy

    Existential Crisis & Coaching Controversy

    Join us in this week's episode where we explore our changing work dynamics since the closure of Kirsty's day spa and the opening of our new co-working space! Plus we share our biggest fears in life, the power of rituals, why life purpose matters (yes it’s always on the table!), and disruptive, polarising marketing.
    Listen in to find out:
    All about our new co-working set-up, and how dance breaks and accountability fuel our productivity!Our answers to the question “What is your biggest fear?”Why we love a good ritual and how these often seemingly simple practices can significantly contribute to our productivity and enjoyment. How even if it were possible, we believe humans will never be content just living in luxury and ‘doing nothing’.How Sarah got tangled up in the controversy surrounding a recent social media post about life coaching and therapy.The importance of disruptive and polarising marketing in content creation and its role in engaging people.And Sarah vs. Kirsty is back! Are you a give it to me any way you like kind of coffee lover… or someone who takes their coffee way more seriously and can't live without the latest coffee gadgets and gizmos?!

    Get in touch with us at  messybiz@outlook.com - we always love to hear from you.

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    Say hi to Kirsty Kianifard on social:


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kirstykianifard/


    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/KirstyKianifard


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kirstykianifard/



    Say hi to Sarah Taylor on social:


    Instagram: 

    https://www.instagram.com/sarahtaylorqueercoach/

    https://www.instagram.com/proudwellness/


    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-taylor-coaching/



     

    • 45 min
    The Midnight Epiphany: Reclaiming Responsibility & Rethinking Habits

    The Midnight Epiphany: Reclaiming Responsibility & Rethinking Habits

    In this week's Messy Business podcast episode Sarah’s still on her hot and sweaty travels, Kirsty’s reveling in 2am bed-times and we reveal the exciting results of our Kirsty vs Sarah poll on pants-pulling during massage. (We know…you’re on the edge of your seats!)
    Transitions in life can be challenging, but they also lead to personal transformations that can change old outdated habits, shift unhelpful beliefs, and uncover new found freedom - bring on late nights of rock and roll and a possible end to a diet coke addiction!
    Listen in to find out:
    Why Kirsty no longer feels irresponsible when she stays out past midnight!How changing our environment can help us get rid of bad habits and even shift outdated beliefs. What addiction and secondary gain have in common.Why sometimes others showing us they see us helps us to see and understand ourselves!How to avoid overwhelming our communities with too much communication!An honest and candid look at self-doubt and how it’s shown up recently in our businesses.The delicate balance in massage etiquette and the result of the Kirsty vs Sarah challenge!We cover a lot of ground in this one folks, so grab your favourite beverage (as long as it’s not diet coke haha!) and we’ll see you there!

    Get in touch with us at  messybiz@outlook.com - we always love to hear from you.

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    Say hi to Kirsty Kianifard on social:


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kirstykianifard/


    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/KirstyKianifard


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kirstykianifard/



    Say hi to Sarah Taylor on social:


    Instagram: 

    https://www.instagram.com/sarahtaylorqueercoach/

    https://www.instagram.com/proudwellness/


    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-taylor-coaching/

    • 55 min
    Exposed Buttocks & Bali Banter

    Exposed Buttocks & Bali Banter

    In this week's episode Sarah's beaming in from her holiday in Bali, and Kirsty's getting all fired up about pulling down people's pants and breast massages. They also discuss reciprocity, wellness as an inside job, and why we still outsource business decisions to other people when we know the answer already!
    Listen in to find out:
    How we harness those high-frequency sparks of inspiration and magical downloads.Sarah's tough limiting belief about reciprocity in relationships.Why Kirsty has never been interested in solo travel.Why Sarah keeps going solo even though it's not all love and light!How patterns and past experiences get in the way of achieving our deepest desires and what you can do about it.How wellness empowers us to connect back to our internal guidance systems.Why we still ignore our intuitive knowing, it's not always because we don't trust ourselves.Why Kirsty loves pulling people's pants down.Breast Massages yay or nay?!Are you a pro-pant puller or not? Let us know by sending us a DM over on IG or you can email us at  messybiz@outlook.com - we always love to get your messages.

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    Say hi to Kirsty Kianifard on social:


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kirstykianifard/


    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/KirstyKianifard


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kirstykianifard/



    Say hi to Sarah Taylor on social:


    Instagram: 

    https://www.instagram.com/sarahtaylorqueercoach/

    https://www.instagram.com/proudwellness/


    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-taylor-coaching/

    • 1 hr 12 min
    No Alcohol, No Drugs...Just Conscious Connection

    No Alcohol, No Drugs...Just Conscious Connection

    In this week's episode we’re keeping it real with conversations about the hypocrisy of the wellness world, how to support loved ones with addictions, and navigating feelings of shame.
    We also share our thoughts on why people think we’re shy or aloof, and the different types of connection and how they fulfill us, turn us on, or turn us off!
    Listen in to find out:
    What Kirsty did in Ibiza and how it expanded her whole being in more ways than one, and it wasn’t because she took shrooms or LSD.Our thoughts on the idea of having a ‘best’ version of ourselves. Why the wellness world is so hypocritical and how it makes us feel like we’re doing it wrong!How shame is a barrier to connection and authenticity.Sarah’s shame about being a non-drinker for 5 years.The 12 types of shame as categorised by Brene Brown.How to support our friends and loved ones when they stop drinking and we still drink.If you’ve experienced shame around your non-drinking or anything else, then we’d love to hear from you. Or if you’ve learned ways to support a loved one with their sobriety, please get in touch - and we’ll share on the pod next week. Sharing stories can be one of the most helpful ways to support others with their struggles.

    You can contact us at messybiz@outlook.com or on our socials:


    Say hi to Kirsty Kianifard on social:


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kirstykianifard/


    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/KirstyKianifard


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kirstykianifard/



    Say hi to Sarah Taylor on social:


    Instagram: 

    https://www.instagram.com/sarahtaylorqueercoach/

    https://www.instagram.com/proudwellness/


    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-taylor-coaching/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Time Travel, Grief's Magnetism & Madonna at The Office

    Time Travel, Grief's Magnetism & Madonna at The Office

    In this week's Messy Business, we’re discussing everything from mind-reading, the vastness of grief, and big bold goal setting to whether a Madonna T-Shirt is appropriate workwear.
    Listen in to find out:
    Why we believe that humans will soon have the potential to teleport across time and space!The different ways we experience grief and Kirsty’s wave analogy!How grief gathers grief like an energetic magnet.What happened when Angels appeared in the middle of the podcast recording!What being ‘professional’ means and doesn’t mean to us.Why what we wear DOES matter!Kirsty’s big goal setting and why it’s on the agenda before we see the year out!Sarah’s first tentative steps towards anti-aging treatments and our question for you!We’d love to know if you’re interested in Sarah’s Fu-Fu journey (should it continue haha!) and of course, please share any ‘Why on Earth’ questions with us so we can shout you out on the Pod!
    As always, get in touch with your magic moments, messy business stories, challenges or weird experiences - it’s all welcome here!!!

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    Say hi to Kirsty Kianifard on social:


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kirstykianifard/


    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/KirstyKianifard


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kirstykianifard/



    Say hi to Sarah Taylor on social:


    Instagram: 

    https://www.instagram.com/sarahtaylorqueercoach/

    https://www.instagram.com/proudwellness/



    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-taylor-coaching/

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Ash12345ash ,

What a find! Absolutely love it!

I’ve been following Sarah and Kirsty for a while and always loved their content but this pod is next level. Funny, relatable and most importantly, like tuning into a catch up with my besties each week. Can’t wait for the next ep already!

holistichomie ,

Had me in stitches (very relatable)

Absolutely love this pod! Stumbled across it and I’m so glad I did because it’s made me realise that it’s not just me that finds this whole business growth malarkey VERY messy.

Excited for the next episode already - well done Kirsty & Sarah, great job!

Megaantaaylor ,

👍👍

Super easy to listen to and great/useful advice!! Love it :)

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