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Being brave in business means creating a business that suits your lifestyle, not following the latest trends. Business Bravery supports entrepreneurs globally on their quest to achieve true business success by bravely shaping their future around their ideal lifestyle, creating their ultimate freedom.

Success is defined by you - and shouldn’t be dictated. There are no cookie-cutter solutions here. Just real strategies for real business owners who are sick to death of being told they have to conform. That’s bravery. Business Bravery. #bebrave

Welcome to the Business Bravery Show - where we are going to talk marketing, sales, business strategies and more. Let’s do this, and have fun on the way.

I’m Kathryn Porritt, CEO, and Founder of Business Bravery and I am so pleased you’re here.

Find us at businessbravery.com and our Facebook Group of growth entrepreneurs.

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Being brave in business means creating a business that suits your lifestyle, not following the latest trends. Business Bravery supports entrepreneurs globally on their quest to achieve true business success by bravely shaping their future around their ideal lifestyle, creating their ultimate freedom.

Success is defined by you - and shouldn’t be dictated. There are no cookie-cutter solutions here. Just real strategies for real business owners who are sick to death of being told they have to conform. That’s bravery. Business Bravery. #bebrave

Welcome to the Business Bravery Show - where we are going to talk marketing, sales, business strategies and more. Let’s do this, and have fun on the way.

I’m Kathryn Porritt, CEO, and Founder of Business Bravery and I am so pleased you’re here.

Find us at businessbravery.com and our Facebook Group of growth entrepreneurs.

    Travel Medicine and Immunizations with Katy Peters

    Travel Medicine and Immunizations with Katy Peters

    How amazing would it be to travel the world doing what you love? Kathryn’s guest Katy Peters has the opportunity to do just that. Listen, as Katy shares her journey across the globe as a nurse and travel health specialist as the founder and director of the London Vaccination Clinic. She holds a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Wales and a Diploma in Tropical Nursing from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicines plus several more.
     
    Katy is the chair of the British Global and Travel Health Association (BGTHA) and also consults in vaccine hesitancy. She is a member of the Faculty Travel Medicine team and the founder of The Global Vaccination Summit. Her extensive clinical experience throughout the world includes working with Medecins Sans Frontieres in the Demographic Republic of Congo, Kikkim North East India, and the Bahamas. Katy has worked in the Welsh Regional burn unit, general and neurological intensive care, and practice nursing in the UK.
     
    Listen in as Katy shares why she started her company, the shift in her mindset around leadership, and how she believes you need to be engaged and connected to your team when you own a small company. She describes some of the mistakes she made while starting her company, the launch of her personal brand, and where she sees herself in the next five to ten years.
     
    Katy has experienced so much in the last eight years, and we are lucky that she is here to share it with us today. She is someone who sets her mind to accomplishing her goals, met those goals, and continues to exceed them. We can all learn from her. 



    In This Episode
    [01:17] Katy, I am so happy to have you on the show.
    [01:50] Katy shares a little of her background, why she does what she does, and how she got to where she is today.
    [04:36] Katy speaks about starting her own company in London in 2013.
    [06:36] Katy shares some of the things she has done in her business that she had made her proud.
    [09:22] What are some of the great things that have come from the mindset shift you have had in your leadership abilities?
    [12:08] Katy believes that when you own a small company, you need to be connected to your team, leaning in and stepping forward to be present and engaged.
    [14:03] Are there some mistakes that you have made running your company that you want to share?
    [16:43] Katy speaks about her personal brand that she launched that focuses on immunization and travel health.
    [20:24] What are you hoping to achieve in the next five to ten years?
    [24:40] Katy hopes that her children will see that you can accomplish anything that you put your mind to, and she hopes she inspires them.
    [27:26] Katy shares that her son is starting to ask questions and understand what she does and how proud he is of her.
    [28:43] Thank you so much for being so generous with your time today Katy.
     
    Links and Resources
    Business Bravery
    Business Bravery on Facebook
    Business Bravery on Linkedin
    Business Bravery Mastermind
    Kathryn Porritt
    Kathryn on Linkedin
    Kathryn on Twitter
    Kathryn on Facebook
    Kathryn on Instagram



    To Find Katy
    Katy Peters
    @katypetersinc
    Facebook | LinkedIn 
    @bearskipeters
    Twitter
    @kcvpeters
    Instagram

    • 30 min
    Empowering the Family Creation Process with Eloise Dane

    Empowering the Family Creation Process with Eloise Dane

    Sometimes your journey to parenthood can be a little tricky, Katheryn’s guest Eloise Drane’s passion and unparalleled empathy blossomed from her own experience as an egg donor six times and a surrogate three times. Eloise is the founder of Family Inceptions, a full-service surrogacy and egg donation agency, Surrogacy Roadmap, a course for intended parents completing independent surrogacy, and the hostess of the Fertility Cafe Podcast.
     
    Eloise knows that compassion and grace are necessary ingredients for the delicate journey that egg donation and gestational surrogacy can be for all parties. Listen in as she shares her journey through both and why she decided to launch an agency focused on allowing individuals to have the family they never thought they could have.
     
    Eloise gives us insight into starting a business, the challenges she faced when trying to grow the company and the benefits of having a business coach or mentor. She also speaks about the remarkable highs she has experienced since opening the agency, and what she wants her legacy to be.



    In This Episode:
    [01:04] Welcome to the show, Eloise!
    [01:34] Eloise shares a little bit about herself and her agency.
    [02:46] Have you ever run a business before? Was it something you wanted to do growing up?
    [05:18] Eloise speaks about donating eggs, why she wanted to help others.
    [08:56] She shares about getting involved with a surrogacy agency and being a surrogate herself.
    [10:51] Do you have any advice for any listeners that are wanting to start a business?
    [13:01] Eloise speaks about getting a coach how that experience allowed her to realize the ways she was sabotaging herself.
    [14:47] Eloise said that trial and error were her two best friends when trying to grow her business.
    [17:41] Eloise shares her insight into the benefits of having a mentor or coach as opposed to bringing in a partner.
    [21:42] What are some highlights you’ve experienced since opening the agency?
    [24:20] Eloise speaks about where she sees the company in the coming years.
    [25:47] What do you want your legacy to be?
    [27:04] Eloise, what is your best piece of advice about running a business?
    [28:48] Eloise believes that taking action is the first step, you will fall but you have to get back up.
    [29:34] Eloise, thank you for being so generous with your time today, thank you.



    Links and Resources
    Business Bravery
    Business Bravery on Facebook
    Business Bravery on Linkedin
    Business Bravery Mastermind
    Kathryn Porritt
    Kathryn on Linkedin
    Kathryn on Twitter
    Kathryn on Facebook
    Kathryn on Instagram



    To Find Eloise
    Family Inceptions
    Surrogacy Roadmap
    @familyinceptions
    Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram | Twitter

    • 30 min
    How to Plan for Aging Alone with Dr. Sara Zeff Geber, PH.D., CRC

    How to Plan for Aging Alone with Dr. Sara Zeff Geber, PH.D., CRC

    Do you know what the term ‘Solo Agers’ means? It is a term used to describe people who have no children or who are aging alone, and Katheryn’s guest Dr. Sara Zeff Geber has dedicated her career to raising awareness for these individuals. Sara believes that ‘Solo Agers’ have unique needs later in life that warrants greater foresight and a more robust approach to retirement planning.
     
    Dr. Sara Zeff Geber is an author, certified retirement coach, and professional speaker on retirement and aging. She is the author of Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers: A Retirement and Aging Roadmap for Single and Childless Adults, which was recently selected as a “best book on aging well” by the WSJ. Sara is a sought-after speaker at conferences on aging and is also active in the American Society on Aging and the Gerontological Society of America, to name a few.
     
    Listen as Sara discusses how she got into retirement coaching, the process she went through when writing her book and why being a good listener is the reason her business is thriving. Sara shares the highlights of her company so far, where she would like to accomplish in the next five years and what she wants her legacy to be. 
     
    If you are thinking about retirement goals, you want to listen to this episode. Sara gives some great insight and ideas that might make it easier for you down the road. Sit back, relax, and listen.



    In This Episode:
    [01:01] Welcome to the show, Sara!
    [01:15] Sara, can you tell us a little about your background and business?
    [05:42] Sara shares what aging adults can do to get prepared for retirement when you don’t have kids to fall back on.
    [08:69] She speaks about how she got involved with retirement coaching.
    [10:28] How did you grow your business to what it is today?
    [12:52] Sara shares the process she went through to write her book and why it was so important to her to educate individuals on retirement planning.
    [17:39] She chats about being a good listener and how that has helped her to achieve the success she has today.
    [19:35] What has been the highlight of the business so far for you?
    [20:39] Sara shares that in the next five years, she would like her book to cross the 20,000 in sales and get involved in charities.
    [21:48] What would you like to be known for? What is your legacy?
    [22:45] Sara shares words of wisdom to new business owners and what she believes is they need to do to become successful.
    [24:15] Thank you, Sara, for being on the show today.
     
    Links and Resources
    Business Bravery
    Business Bravery on Facebook
    Business Bravery on Linkedin
    Business Bravery Mastermind
    Kathryn Porritt
    Kathryn on Linkedin
    Kathryn on Twitter
    Kathryn on Facebook
    Kathryn on Instagram



    To Find Sara
    Sara’s Email www.sarazeffgeber.com
    Forbes.com
    LinkedIn | Facebook
    Sara@LifeEncore.com
     

    • 25 min
    Making Your Business Fit Your Lifestyle with Naomi Korolew

    Making Your Business Fit Your Lifestyle with Naomi Korolew

    Have you ever heard of a pop-up wedding? Listen in as Kathryn’s guest Naomi Korolew tells us about her company, The Pop Up Wedding Collective, and why she chose this unique approach to the wedding industry. Naomi is a Commonwealth Marriage Celebrant who’s authorized to conduct weddings anywhere in Australia or the Australian waters.
    Naomi lived abroad and traveled the world with her high-profile in the oil industry for over a decade but decided that she wanted a simpler, more sustainable lifestyle. She returned home to Australia and launched a highly successful local wedding celebrant business, and with her vibrant personality and authentic, relaxed ceremonies, she was in high demand.
    Listen as Naomi shares how she grew her business, how much time she spent on, and her formula for consistently finding her ideal client. Her business model is simple, give couples a premium wedding that they will remember but do it at a price they can forget and make it work around your lifestyle.
    Naomi is a success story; her drive and commitment to her son are admirable. She lives to disrupt the wedding industry, and so far, she has accomplished her goal. If you need a boost with your business or need some inspiration, this is the episode for you.

    In This Episode:
    [01:39] Welcome to the show, Naomi!
    [01:44] Naomi shares with us a little about her background and why she started her company in the wedding industry.
    [05:38] Naomi did 52 weddings in her first year by her 3rd year she was doing 96.
    [06:06] This career fits her lifestyle and allows her to spend time with her son.
    [06:28] Naomi speaks about starting pop-up weddings for people who didn’t want to spend a tremendous amount of money but still have a beautiful wedding.
    [08:22] How did you launch a business that had that level of success so quickly?
    [11:27] Naomi chats about setting up a website and how she used social media to get her brand noticed.
    [12:38] Naomi speaks about companies that failed, recognized why they did so, and doing it differently.
    [14:45] Her next step is to sell her business model to other people who want to get into the pop-up wedding industry.
    [15:14] Naomi says that if you can give people a fantastic wedding celebration at a reasonable price, people get excited and want what you offer.
    [16:33] What gives you the most joy in the business right now?
    [17:41] What are some mistakes that you made along the way? What have you learned?
    [19:03] Naomi shares that hitting 52 weddings in her first year was a defining moment, and she knew the business was going to work.
    [20:35] She speaks about her priorities and time with her son.
    [22:29] Naomi chats about what she has planned for her company in the next five years.
    [24:26] What is the legacy you want to leave?
    [25:20] Thank you, Naomi, for being so generous with your time today!




    Links and Resources
    Business Bravery
    Business Bravery on Facebook
    Business Bravery on Linkedin
    Business Bravery Mastermind
    Kathryn Porritt
    Kathryn on Linkedin
    Kathryn on Twitter
    Kathryn on Facebook
    Kathryn on Instagram



    To Find Naomi
    Naomi Korolew
    @naomikorolew
    Instagram
    The Pop Up Wedding Collective
    @thepopupweddingcollectivemp
    Facebook
    @thepopupweddingcollective
    Instagram

    • 27 min
    Empowering Women to Love Themselves with Anna Anderson

    Empowering Women to Love Themselves with Anna Anderson

    Anna Anderson, a Female Empowerment Coach, is Kathryn’s guest on this episode of The Business Bravery Show. Anna works with women that are 40+ to guide them from negative cycles of dieting and self-sabotage to creating a sincere and loving relationship with themselves. 
    Anna teaches women how to nurture at mind, body, and soul levels to transform their health and ultimately learn how to lead a life of freedom, peace, joy, and confidence. With her certification in life and health coaching, Anna teaches women how to break free from negative cycles and live the life of passion and purpose they were born to live.
    Annas’ approach to helping women get well through mind, body, and soul is not a quick fix. It’s about really learning to love who they are and putting themselves on their to-do list, grabbing on with both hands and getting back their energy, health, and wellbeing. Anna believes that women spend so much time worrying about how they are perceived, how many calories they are eating, and how they look that being healthy and feeling good takes a backseat.
    Listen in as Anna takes us on her journey to becoming an empowerment coach, her thoughts on what the diet industry is doing to women’s self-esteem, and where she sees her business in five years. She details her daily routine and how fortunate she feels that she can work her schedule around spending time with her son, and the legacy she wants to leave. Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and relax this is an episode that will have you saying hmm.
     
    In This Episode:
    [01:22] Hello Anna, welcome to the show!
    [01:49] Anna chats about her background and what led her to be a Female Empowerment Coach.
    [04:40] Anna explains her 12-week nurturing program that gives women life long results.
    [08:47] What can we do so that we are not wasting our time worrying about what society says we are supposed to look like or be?
    [10:30] Anna speaks about how the diet industry has damaged women in the way we view food.
    [12:30] Imagine what we women can do if we quit thinking about how many calories we have and judging ourselves every day.
    [14:14] When did you transition to coaching, and how did you go about it?
    [16:14] Anna tells us what her five-year plan is and what she sees happening with her business.
    [17:21] What advice do you have for others trying to grow their business? What mistakes did you make?
    [20:59] What big wins have you had that you would recommend to others building a business?
    [23:57] Anna takes us through a day in the life and how her schedule works around spending time with her son.
    [27:22] What is the legacy you want to leave? What is this all for?
    [30:19] Anna, thank you so much for being generous with your story and for being on the show today.




    Links and Resources
    Business Bravery
    Business Bravery on Facebook
    Business Bravery on Linkedin
    Business Bravery Mastermind
    Kathryn Porritt
    Kathryn on Linkedin
    Kathryn on Twitter
    Kathryn on Facebook
    Kathryn on Instagram



    To Find Anna
    Anna Anderson
    @annaandersoninc
    LinkedIn | Facebook

    • 31 min
    Designing Your Business with Meaghan Young

    Designing Your Business with Meaghan Young

    Welcome to episode 10 of The Business Bravery Show, Kathryn is speaking with Meaghan Young from Crested Butte, Colorado. Meaghan is a jewelry designer, silversmith instructor, and business mentor. She helps artists become entrepreneurs in her Artisan Business School with her program and mastermind, Sexy, Savvy, Badass. 
    With Kathryn as her mentor along with her fifteen years of experience building and managing businesses, she has the skills to provide the knowledge, confidence, and expertise that her students need to create their own successful businesses.
    Meaghan discusses her journey to where she is now, selling her first piece of jewelry, starting her school, and her mastermind course. She speaks about the mistakes she made when starting her business and how she shares the ups and downs with her students so that they won’t have the same challenges. Meaghan also gives us her insight into how to test your sellable products without spending money.
    Listen to this amazing businesswoman who wants to help other entrepreneurs navigate the rocky road to business with minimal setbacks. She believes that if you want to do something, do it; there is nothing stopping you from doing what you feel passionate about.
     
    In This Episode:
    [01:17] Hello Meaghan, welcome to the show!
    [01:55] Meaghan shares a little about herself and the journey to where she is today.
    [03:40] What did you do after selling your first pieces of jewelry?
    [05:11] She speaks about starting her school and what she teaches there and.
    [07:38] What is the next step in your journey? What do you see in your future?
    [10:38] Meaghan tells us about the mistakes she made when starting her business and what she doesn’t want other artisans to have to go through.
    [14:53] What are some small things that people can do to get started that will not cost them a bunch of money?
    [17:15] She chats about using Facebook to test and validate your sellable products and get feedback.
    [20:08] What do you love most about the people you are working with?
    [21:33] Meaghan discusses how she makes her business work around her lifestyle and how she teaches that to her students.
    [24:04] She talks about what she loves most about what she has accomplished.
    [26:17] When being in a mastermind, you have to be open to learning, listening, and hearing.
    [27:30] What does the trajectory for the next five years look like? What do you want to do?
    [30:12] Meaghan tells us why she does what she does and what she wants her legacy to be.
     
    Links and Resources
    Business Bravery
    Business Bravery on Facebook
    Business Bravery on Linkedin
    Business Bravery Mastermind
    Kathryn Porritt
    Kathryn on Linkedin
    Kathryn on Twitter
    Kathryn on Facebook
    Kathryn on Instagram



    To Find Meaghan
    Artisan Business School
    @artisanbizschool
    Facebook
    @meganyoungjewelry
    Instagram

    • 33 min

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