Emerge + Expand is not just synonymous with the launch and grow aspects of your business (even though that's part of it). It's also who you become when you say yes to your soul purpose and embark on a deeper journey of self discovery and expansion as you share it with others.Here's a little sneak peek of what you can expect from the podcast:- Weekly episodes, strategies, steps, and stories to go deeper with your own business journey and implement in alignment with your goals and desires. - Incredible guest interviews with others on a mission to make an impact with the Do Business Differently interview series.- Practical processes and sustainable steps for you to try in your own business. - Other audio content that I've created or been involved in that I think you'll get a lot out of.And so much more!
Reinventing Work + Business with Lydia Lee
Sometimes you meet someone and instantly click. This episode of Do Business Differently is - believe it or not - the first conversation Lydia and I have ever had but we immediately hit it off and, if you've been here for a while, you'll notice the similarities in values and mindset that we have.
I loved this chat so much and it's the epitome of what I had in mind for Do Business Differently when I first decided to do it.
Join us for this episode where we talk about:
De-conditioning from the 9-5 grind and learning from burnoutHow to take care of your brand new business when your loved ones don't understandWhat we've learnt from building businesses based on what we've been taught 'success' should look like (and what we prefer instead)What's possible when you are open to doing business differentlyAnd so much more
How To Make Your Business Work For You As An Introvert
This is a topic I could talk about forever - mostly from personal experience, but also after years of working with introverts and seeing the things that drain our energy.
There are so many things that I take into consideration and am constantly tweaking, refining and reviewing in my business to make it better support me and my strengths (instead of working against me, like I did for MANY years following misaligned strategies)
In this episode, I share:
Three things I think we need to be aware of when making our business more introvert-friendly;The greatest skill an introvert can learn to get less drained by the noise online, following others, and getting swept up in systems, strategies, and business models that appear great but aren't necessarily alignedThe #1 thing that I've found has made me more energised than ever to work in my business.If you're interested in learning more about my brand new membership, Secret Introvert's Business, you can check that out at https://secretintrovertsbusiness.com
And if you'd prefer to watch this episode (and other trainings on creating an introvert-friendly business) on Youtube, make sure to come over and subscribe at youtube.com/katherinemackenziesmith
Being a Mission-Driven Entrepreneur with Jade McKenzie
Jade McKenzie is my first business bestie and what I would consider a mission-driven entrepreneur. Her story has taken her through all kinds of businesses, from events management to coaching, to ecommerce and yet every direction she turns, she is on her original mission.
From the moment we were paired together as coaching buddies for the Beautiful You Coaching Academy and we hit it off from the first second.
Through all the years of the ups and downs, we've been by each other's side and I can say, without shadow of a doubt, that I wouldn't still be doing my business if it wasn't for having Jade to me going, to dream with, and vent with about the entrepreneurial journey.
Join us for this new Do Business Differently interview where we talk about:
4:00 The way Jade's business started as one thing and has evolved into so much over the years9:59 How our dreams change over time and why that's absolutely okay18:31 The way that even when we transition through different phases of our lives but there's often always a through line that's connected to the deeper purpose and mission of our work.21:29 Bringing all parts of yourself to your business and take the opportunities that feel aligned instead of feeling the pressure to be successful as a 'solo business owner'.24:55 How to let go of caring what other people think about you to honour your greater life's work.31:24 The way that we try to control everything, and what to do instead.33:04 Jade's gems of wisdom for someone in a transitional season of their life.
ALSO MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
Beautiful You Coaching AcademySecret Introvert's Business
MORE ABOUT JADE:
Jade McKenzie, Founder of Event Head, SHE/CADEMY, Reawakened Women and Beautiful Business Builders, is a 5 x internationally award winning business coach and event professional with over 15 years’ experience in event management and business development in the corporate, not for profit and entrepreneurial sectors.
Jade specialises in working with thriving entrepreneurs and business owners ranging from start-ups to multi-millionaires who want to create successful and sustainable events and businesses.
Clients include Melissa Ambrosini, Denise Duffield-Thomas, Gala Darling, The Beautiful You Coaching Academy, Rebecca Campbell and UN Women National Committee Australia.
Having created, managed and executed a wide range of small and large scale events, she has worked within Australia’s most well-known venues, worked alongside celebrities and engaged high level corporate partnerships, whilst assisting to raise over a million dollars in charitable donations.
Jade's work has been enjoyed by thousands of people globally, with her events featuring in national and international media including TV, radio, print and digital platforms.
She has taken to the stage delivering presentations and MC’ing in New York, London, Paris and across Australia and regularly presents online via masterclasses, webinars, podcasts, YouTube channels and video interviews.
And as a coach she has worked with hundreds of clients, supporting them through their business building, personal transitions and personal development.
Her passions include mentoring women in business, developing leadership in the workplace and empowering entrepreneurs to create impactful and sustainable businesses.
CONNECT WITH JADE AND HER WORK:
Does Your Niche Matter?
I've worked with 100s of coaches, energy healers and other service-based business owners over the years and working out their niche is one of the biggest things they struggle with.
In this video I share why trying to decide your niche BEFORE you start is holding you back and how focusing purely on picking a 'money making niche' is not something I personally agree with, as well as some implementable steps to start curiously exploring the topics that interest YOU and showcase your experience, passions, and what you've learnt along the way.
Get your copy of the niching guide here:
Also mentioned in this video:
- The Content Ecosystem (https://thecontentecosystem.com)
- The Emerge + Expand Membership (https://emergeandexpand.com/inner-circle)
- The Free Introvert-Friendly Business Community (https://www.facebook.com/groups/introvertfriendlybusiness)
Come and connect with me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/miss_kms/
MY LAST 2 VIDEOS:
Why Start A Podcast For Your Business: https://youtu.be/-z5I1Cppjns
Building A Dream Client Journey: https://youtu.be/QdQpadp5osw
COACHING: Want to create a business that’s aligned to your introverted strengths? Katherine is accepting applications now to be mentored by her. Check out the details and book a call here: https://katherinemackenziesmith.com/
FREE COMMUNITY: Come and join us for deep and meaningful conversations, memes, and other fun stuff in the Introvert-Friendly Business Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/introvertfriendlybusiness
CREATE SUSTAINABLE CONTENT AND GET IN FRONT OF THE RIGHT PEOPLE:
Say hi on social:
#introvertsinbusiness #katherinemackenziesmith #introvertfriendlybusiness #findyourniche #contentstrategy
Overcoming Resistance To Visibility
The latest episode of Emerge + Expand is a recording from a live I recently did in the Introvert Friendly Business Facebook group, answering a question around resistance to booking in a photoshoot. I thought I'd share it with you because not only is this a great example of a business activity that can often bring up our visibility stuff, I think what we talked about can also be applied to anywhere resistance is showing up for you.
How business activities like professional photos can bring up some of our visibility stuff as we step into the world.
Why professional photos are a great early investment in your business when deciding where to start in your business and a few tips to feel more comfortable.
Questions to ask yourself when identifying and moving through resistance in your business.
The way that we're invited to go deeper with ourselves, our own healing and transformation, when we decide to start and launch a business.
A really simple trick to soothe your nervous system.
My best tips to move through resistance in your business with ease.
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Also mentioned in this episode:
Emerge and Expand Episode 009: Sustainable Visibility with Mai-kee Tsang
The Introvert-Friendly Business Community
Like the sound of the Emerge and Expand membership?
Read more about it and jump on the waitlist here
The Evolution of Your Business With Sora Schilling
Do you ever just have a conversation with someone and it's SO in alignment not just with your own journey but also with your way of witnessing the evolution of your business over the years? That's what this episode of Emerge + Expand was for me.
Sora Schilling is one of my all time favourite people, from the second we first met, her energy was like a warm embrace and it is a joy to connect with her again for this special episode of the podcast. I always say the most recent episode is my favourite, and this will be one I come back to time and time again.
Join us for this new Do Business Differently interview where we talk about:
02:18 - The importance of embracing your own journey instead of fighting where we think we should, plus how Sora navigates this herself and what she recommends for finding your 'thing'.07:14 - Why starting over again or starting from 0 can be an incredible opportunity to stop and listen instead of hustle and how Sora transformed her business from this place.13:02 - How to discover the best systems and methods for you by starting from yourself first and then finding what supports you best, instead of what's popular.15:57 - Letting go of what we think we 'should' have and instead becoming a magnet for aligned clients instead of being resistant to who we are.19:19 - How to honour the deeper purpose of your work, give people a taste, and let go of the linear path (and what to do instead).23:00 - What to do when you feel good about something you're creating (even if it didn't get the result or outcome you wanted).
Brilliant and from the soul
Such a refreshing breath of fresh air — soulful reflections and conversations about the winding road towards building a business that is rooted in heart, sustainability, and reality.