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Tune in to Quiet Messenger if you’re a deep feeler, highly sensitive person (HSP), empath or introvert leader who has something BIG to say. Your host Adria Sophia, shy TEDx Speaker and guide for quiet leaders, will help you tap into the message that moves you, use your voice, embrace intuitive marketing based on your values and integrity, and share your truth clearly and courageously to call in your people and your next level of impact...without needing to change who you are.

Uncover the unique way you show up as a Messenger at MessengerQuiz.com. Follow Adria on Instagram for more around this conversation: instagram.com/iamadriasophia. For full show notes, visit QuietMessengerPodcast.com.

Quiet Messenger: Leadership through Messaging for Introverts & Sensitive Souls Adria Sophia | Guide for Quiet Leaders

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

Tune in to Quiet Messenger if you’re a deep feeler, highly sensitive person (HSP), empath or introvert leader who has something BIG to say. Your host Adria Sophia, shy TEDx Speaker and guide for quiet leaders, will help you tap into the message that moves you, use your voice, embrace intuitive marketing based on your values and integrity, and share your truth clearly and courageously to call in your people and your next level of impact...without needing to change who you are.

Uncover the unique way you show up as a Messenger at MessengerQuiz.com. Follow Adria on Instagram for more around this conversation: instagram.com/iamadriasophia. For full show notes, visit QuietMessengerPodcast.com.

    A Persona vs Messaging that Feels Like *You* with Kat Frogosa

    A Persona vs Messaging that Feels Like *You* with Kat Frogosa

    Do you ever feel like there’s a certain way you need to sound to be heard online?
    An empath with a rebellious streak, Quiet Messenger Kat Frogosa is a natural-born nurturer with major resistance when being told to do things a certain way. 
    If it doesn’t feel good deep down in her bones, she’s not doing it.
    She had seen so many women — especially burned out, overwhelmed empaths — cringe when they heard the word “finances,” and knew that there must be a better way. So she turned her background in finance into work as a Transformational Money Coach.
    But even though Kat was getting engagement on social media, her messaging didn’t feel like it truly reflected her. She had come away from past copywriting trainings with catchy copy but confused and unsure what her voice was, feeling scared to be herself — and like she needed to put on a persona and brush up on pop culture to sound “cooler.”
    Even when she knew what she wanted to say, she would stare at a google doc for 45 minutes, paralyzed to get it right before putting it out there. 
    She was holding herself back, not actively seeking clients. 
    Through joining a cohort of other Quiet Messengers, she began to see her sensitivity and empathic nature as a superpower rather than a weakness. She realized she could impact the lives of other women by teaching them the tools she’d learned to help herself. 
    She realized that she could be a quiet person AND a disruptor…if she gave herself permission to just be herself.  (And let out the bubbly, lots-to-say, magnetic voice of her inner Expressive Messenger Archetype!) 
    Her confidence in herself as a quiet leader grew, and she found herself no longer holding back. She started showing up more on Instagram, being more consistent with her newsletter, and trying new strategies — like creating a quiz and a meditation — that she would never have tried if she wasn’t feeling so solid in her messaging (and her voice). 
    This led to discovery calls, being invited to interviews, and new clients…until she was finally ready to go all in with pitching to be on podcasts and revving up her referral system!
    Listen in to hear Kat’s story. I bet you’ll relate to a lot!
    Kat and I talk about: The exact messaging shifts that made her people really “get” it Why The Disruptor and The Empath are not opposites, and how they can coexist in you The difference between putting on a persona and bringing forward the quiet or rebellious part of yourself that has been suppressed How being rebellious and being in alignment are kinda the same thing Deeper support from me: What’s your Messenger Archetype? Take the quiz. It’s final enrollment for the winter cohort of the Messenger Mastermind! It’s an intimate circle of sensitive, introverted women leaders who like cozy spaces for connection, growth and processing and who want to feel solid, confident & consistent in their messaging so they can grow a movement that matters ~ both to the world and to their business’ bottom line. Kat’s Links Kat’s Instagram @frogosaselitesolutions Kat’s Website Frogosaselitesolutions.com “Letting Go of Money Regret” Meditation

    • 1 hr
    Neurodiversity, ADHD & How “Differences” Connect with Sarah Hennessey

    Neurodiversity, ADHD & How “Differences” Connect with Sarah Hennessey

    Sarah Hennessey is a Sustainability & Wellness Coach supporting self-identified female misfits who are looking for a sustainable and alternative twist on living a truly healthy life.
    As someone who was too shy to speak in school growing up, Sarah spent most of her life definitely not seeing herself as a Messenger. When she started her business as an adult, she felt more comfortable as a virtual assistant behind the scenes of others’ businesses. 
    Then she felt the pull to step out as a leader and share what she had to say. 
    She had a background working with kids on the spectrum of autism and a degree in Psychology with a concentration in child development and disability. But the pressure of visibility made her feel the need to hide her own neurodiversity and other differences that she thought would stop clients from hiring her.
    The dichotomy of online marketing is the push to differentiate yourself while simultaneously holding a fear of being seen as different.  Through joining a supportive group of other Quiet Messengers that didn’t judge her, she realized that what she had to say — and who she was — was of value to people. 
    She didn’t see any wellness coaches with ADHD, so she made herself her own role model – which led to her first paid coaching client. She created a brilliant niche and discovered her ideal client on a much deeper level and so was finally able to clearly and compellingly connect the threads of her messaging and communicate what she had to say. 
    Now she’s talking about so many things she had never talked about in public before – like this episode where she speaks publicly about her neurodiversity for the first time. 
    She’s learned that taking a stand is not about being super aggressive; it can just be confidently saying something meaningful. 
    Listen in.
    Sarah and I talk about: Why sharing her own personal stories – like being the child of teenage parents – creates connection points with potential clients The exciting and terrifying transition from behind-the-scenes Virtual Assistant to using her voice as a Messenger Her assumption that being an expert was about sharing facts, when in reality the posts with the most engagement and connection are the personal posts of her life and stories Where templates are helpful and where to yield to the power of being in relationship  A call for embracing neurodiversity — and why the world is a better place when we have all types of brains, perspectives, and folks who view the world in different ways How she’s reclaiming and owning the word “misfit”  Deeper support from me: What’s your Messenger Archetype? Take the quiz. It’s final enrollment for the winter cohort of the Messenger Mastermind! It’s an intimate circle of sensitive, introverted women leaders who like cozy spaces for connection, growth and processing and who want to feel solid, confident & consistent in their messaging so they can grow a movement that matters ~ both to the world and to their business’ bottom line.  Sarah’s Links Sarah’s Instagram Sarah’s Facebook Group: #BestSelf Women’s Club

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Your Invite to the Quiet Messenger Mastermind

    Your Invite to the Quiet Messenger Mastermind

    Popping in with a quick note on my Messenger Mastermind – what it’s all about, why I do it, how it supports Quiet Messengers – since we’re in final enrollment for the January cohort!
    The Messenger Mastermind is an intimate circle of sensitive, introverted women leaders who like cozy spaces for connection, growth and processing and who want to feel solid, confident & consistent in their messaging so they can grow a movement that matters ~ both to the world and to their business’ bottom line.

    • 8 min
    Message Clarity Keys for Quiet Messengers to Be Heard

    Message Clarity Keys for Quiet Messengers to Be Heard

    This episode might seem to contradict the last. I said message clarity isn’t everything, and that what we really need is an ongoing messaging practice. 
    That’s still true. 
    But also, message clarity is the foundation that messaging practice is built on.  That’s why I structure my Masterminds for Quiet Messengers with core content to keep generating new layers of message clarity + coaching calls to build your messaging practice on that clarity. 
    So in this episode, we’ll focus on four keys to bring forward message clarity so you can be heard by the people you’re here to help…without needing to shout. 
    And my advice isn’t as “do this” or cookie cutter as you’d think. 
    It’s not about following a formula for conversion to “get clients.” It’s about being a Messenger. 
    Which, yes, leads to clients, but through genuine connection and resonance with your people.
    Listen in.
    Deeper support from me: Join us in the upcoming free Message Clarity Challenge here. We start November 15th!  What’s your Messenger Archetype? Take the quiz. The next cohort of the Messenger Mastermind is enrolling! It’s an intimate circle of sensitive, introverted women leaders who like cozy spaces for connection, growth and processing and who want to feel solid, confident & consistent in their messaging so they can grow a movement that matters ~ both to the world and to their business’ bottom line. Warmth,
    Adria

    • 20 min
    Why Message Clarity ISN’T the End Goal

    Why Message Clarity ISN’T the End Goal

    Ever feel like you keep getting *this* close with your messaging and then…Ugh, actually never mind, I don’t know if this is right. 
    Or do you clarify your messaging and then lose touch with it and forget…How do I talk about this again? Is this really what people want? 
    Two steps forward, one step back. 
    Two steps forward, one step back. 
    That’s because messaging clarity isn’t a replacement for messaging practice. Often people will reach out to say they just need a single session with me. That they just need that one aha moment that will finally bring them clarity on their message. 
    We think it’ll be this big BOOM moment where we’ve got clarity and then we’re done. 
    ​​Well, what we actually need is almost always much deeper than we think. (Same as is likely true for your clients and what they need.) 
    Being a Messenger doesn’t mean you clarify your messaging once and you’ll FOREVER onward feel confident about it and know how to talk about it. 
    It means you clarify your messaging and then continue to be in the PRACTICE of working with it. 
    There are a lot of assumptions and misunderstandings that get made when it comes to your message and messaging. I don’t want THIS one to hold you back from being the leader you’re here to be.
    Listen in.
    Deeper support from me: What’s your Messenger Archetype? Take the quiz. Grab your free Message Clarity Kit.  Earlybird Enrollment is here! The Messenger Mastermind is an intimate circle of women leaders who like cozy spaces for connection, growth and processing and who want to feel solid, confident & consistent in their messaging so they can grow a movement that matters ~ both to the world and to their business’ bottom line. Warmth,
    Adria

    • 21 min
    Me, a Disruptor? A Framework for Quiet Disruption

    Me, a Disruptor? A Framework for Quiet Disruption

    A couple of years back, when the book Disrupt-Her by Miki Agrawal (powerhouse cofounder of THINX and Tushy, two startups that disrupted the taboo categories of periods and toilets) came out, I read it, thinking: 
    “This wasn’t written for me. I’m not bold or daring or loud. I’m not a disruptor. If anything, my natural tendency is to keep the peace.” 
    Well, through a series of recent events – including claiming the Quiet Messenger title, I’ve changed my mind. (More on that in today’s episode.)
    Because a clear message is inherently disruptive.  This has become more and more true for me this round of my Messenger Mastermind as I see these sensitive souls really showing up for their people and stepping into speaking out in ways that stretch them but feel so so important.
    The reason you and I think we’re not disruptors is because, like in the leadership and business worlds, that term has an inherent bias that excludes traits like shy, introverted, quiet, and sensitive. 
    So we need to expand the definition to include us. 
    In ep 191 of Quiet Messenger, I break down my 5 Tenets for Quiet Disruption to help guide you to step into the disruptor that you ALREADY are, no need to be more bold or daring or loud. 
    Listen in.
    Deeper support from me: What’s your Messenger Archetype? Take the quiz. Grab your free Message Clarity Kit.  The Messenger Mastermind is an intimate circle of women leaders who like cozy spaces for connection, growth and processing and who want to feel solid, confident & consistent in their messaging so they can grow a movement that matters ~ both to the world and to their business’ bottom line. Links from the Episode: Quiet Messenger #186 – Being “On Brand” Doesn’t Work for Quiet Leaders #167 – Which Sensitive Soul Messenger Archetype Are You? #180 – Tap into the Message that Moves You #181- Help Your People Say, “Hey, that’s me”  #183 – Messaging That Lovingly Calls in Your People #187 – Sensitive Biz Owners are Actually Born Rule Breakers Warmth,
    Adria

    • 23 min

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38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Health_ Coach ,

I love the diversity of topics discussed in this podcast!

I love the diversity of topics discussed in this podcast! from leadership and business to health and wellness, so interesting to follow.

WritingWhisperer ,

Great podcaast with quality takeaways

This is a fun podcast to listen to with so many actionable takeaways. Great guidance with high quality content.

Leslie U A ,

I listen every time I’m not sure what to say

Any time I’m feeling a bit shy about my content or I just plain don’t know what to create, I listen to Adria. She has a knack for helping me reconnect with the core of what I’m trying to convey and then she gives practical tips for bringing that out.
She is THE person I turn to when I’m in a messaging rut. And getting clearer on my messaging has made everything (content creation, brand design, what photos I put on my site, EVERYTHING) easier.

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