32 episodes

This podcast is for women in business. Host Annie Ridout (author, journalist, coach and founder of online business platform The Robora) asks female founders and freelancers to share their stories. Why they're doing what they're doing, and how they make it work. Expect stories, tips and tricks on taking creativity online, launching and selling online courses, starting an online business, growing your profile, PR, social media, building an online community, digital marketing, confidence and work-life balance.

The Robora Annie Ridout

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 36 Ratings

This podcast is for women in business. Host Annie Ridout (author, journalist, coach and founder of online business platform The Robora) asks female founders and freelancers to share their stories. Why they're doing what they're doing, and how they make it work. Expect stories, tips and tricks on taking creativity online, launching and selling online courses, starting an online business, growing your profile, PR, social media, building an online community, digital marketing, confidence and work-life balance.

    Executive coach Victoria Smith-Murphy on using tarot, astrology and intuition in business

    Executive coach Victoria Smith-Murphy on using tarot, astrology and intuition in business

    Victoria Smith-Murphy is a career and leadership coach. She works one-on-one with senior leaders, as well as running workshops on intuition and self-leadership. In this episode, we talk about using tarot cards, astrology and intuition in business. Victoria explains the difference between instinct and intuition, and explains that you don't have to be spiritual to use tarot or access your sub-conscious thoughts. We also discussing manifesting and law of attraction - why some people are cynical, and how visualising has (and hasn't) worked for us.


    Show (biz) Notes:

    Victoria's website: www.victoriasmithmurphy.com
    And the tarot workshop she's running: victoriasmithmurphy.com/tarot-course
    Follow her on Instagram: @vsmlifecoaching

    • 54 min
    Therapist Anjali Mehta talks online therapy and how CBT can help us with anxiety

    Therapist Anjali Mehta talks online therapy and how CBT can help us with anxiety

    Anjali Mehta is a CBT therapist, lecturer and the clinical director of Brighter Life Therapy. She launched this online therapy business during the pandemic and in this episode, talks about Zoom therapy vs in-person and shares tools for coping with anxiety and depression. We also discuss how open therapists should be about their own lives on social media, and what it's like setting up an online business.

    Show notes:

    Brighter Life Therapy - brighterlifetherapy.co.uk
    Anjali on Instagram: @brighterlifetherapyuk

    • 44 min
    Dressmaker Camille Jacquemart on taking creativity online and living as an artist

    Dressmaker Camille Jacquemart on taking creativity online and living as an artist

    After graduating in Fashion Design in France, her country of origin, Camille Jacquemart trained with the likes of Threeasfour, Alexander McQueen and Fred Butler. Keen to learn more about the process behind making clothes, she spent a year at a wool farm in Wales, shepherding and learning the process from fleece to cloth. Shortly after, she launched Thimble Studios - her business. It’s been going eight years. She now lives close to nature, still in Wales, teaching people to sew and make their own clothes. Pre-pandemic, this was in-person classes but over the past year, she moved her classes online. In this episode, we talk creativity, lifestyle, inspiration and combining these things with the online world...

    Show Notes:

    Visit Camille's website: www.thimblestudios.com
    Follow her on Instagram: @camillefromthimble
    Camille's business inspo: Lydia of Made My Wardrobe

    • 40 min
    What do I want to do with my life?

    What do I want to do with my life?

    Many of us have found ourselves post-pandemic asking: what do I want to do with my life? We're ready for change. For working differently. For prioritising different parts of our lives. There's a lot of talk around rest and play. Annie has been asking herself this question too, and after taking someone else's online course (that wasn't very good) she had a brainwave. We discuss it, in this episode. As well as the usual disagreements/tiffs because, basically, Rich is an eternal pessimist. Though you can listen and make your own mind up about that. And we have a big talk about coaching, as Rich is having coaching to answer that same question.

    Show(biz) Notes:
    What do I want to do with my life? - new online course, £100 off until Sunday, first 10 sign-ups get a free 1/2-hour coaching call with Annie

    • 27 min
    Can you run an online business in half a day a week?

    Can you run an online business in half a day a week?

    We've been having a break from The Robora (including the podcast). And in this episode, we open up about what's been going on behind-the-scenes this past year. Well, Annie tries to rose-tint it but Rich pushes for the truth. This is a very honest insight into running an online business, from home, with your husband/wife and three young kids during a pandemic. And then we share our plan for running the business in 1/2-a-day a week, going forward - and how this will work...

    Show(biz) Notes:

    Head to The Robora for our flash sale
    Follow us on Instagram: @therobora
    Join the Facebook group to network with other women in online business

    • 20 min
    Why we've decided against membership (again)

    Why we've decided against membership (again)

    Part of running a business is trying things. Some work, some don't. You learn and move on. Another part is having lots of ideas; innovating. And some of those ideas come to fruition, while others don't. In this episode, we discuss our recent plans to launch a membership, and why we won't be going ahead. Plus lots of chat around failure, success and giving ourselves permission to do both with no guilt.

    Show(biz) Notes:

    Big (limited time) sale in our shop: 50% off all our online business courses 

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

sa234mmy ,

Like chatting to a friend (a reeeaally clever friend)

I love these podcasts (and anything that Annie and Rich do, to be honest). They squeeze every bit of learning out of their experience and deliver it to their audience in an engaging, friendly way. Their content is jam-packed of great info and very useful to me as a one woman business. Thank you both. Sammy

PennyW_London ,

Warm, helpful and smart

I love listening to Annie and Rich share their knowledge while gently teasing each other and having a laugh. Fantastic advice for brand new businesses and established ones looking to expand online. I always listen to episodes immediately. It’s like having business friends in your pocket, filled with loving advice.

Made on the Chalk ,

Bloody brilliant

Love all of Annie’s content- so so good. Thank you.

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