Grow With Soul is the podcast for creative business owners and dreamers who want to grow soulfully, sustainably and slowly in their work and life. If you feel fear and overwhelm around the idea of marketing yourself, if you're tired of all the 'should dos' and 'guaranteed formulas for success', you've found a home here. Grow With Soul is hosted by Kayte Ferris, a creative business and marketing coach working with creatives to start and nourish businesses that are purposeful, wholehearted and balanced. Through solo shows, guest interviews and coaching episodes getting to the nub of real life business problems, this podcast will demonstrate that marketing can be something you love doing, that sustains your business and that fills up your soul.
What I Can't Talk About Anymore
Hello and welcome to episode 110 of Grow with Soul. As you all know from episode 106 on pivoting a few weeks ago, I am doing a lot behind the scenes at the moment to shift, well, pretty much everything in my business. The structure, the focus, and my own understanding of what my job role is and what I actually do. I've never done this before, but today is a short episode, sharing with you what I also shared with my newsletter subscribers last week, which is kind of an update on where my thoughts are at this moment in time, and a little bit of a pep talk too for anybody in the same sort of situation.
Coaching Catch Up - Work and Worthiness, Burnout and Releasing Control with Kara Leigh Ford
Hello and welcome to episode 109 of Grow with Soul. Today I am catching up with Kara Leigh Ford, who was the very first coaching episode on the podcast way back in July 2018. The last three years have seen Kara grow and develop her business model to include not just making her pottery, but also teaching her courses, hosting a membership and writing a book. It's also seen her come up against challenges in the emotional experience of running a business too. Today we talk about how and why the changes came about and what's been so positive about them, as well as Kara's experience of detaching her worth from her work, recovering from burnout, and creating healthier work habits. So, let's dig in.
Goals, Manifesting, and Making Things Happen Q&A
Today I am answering a couple of your questions submitted on Instagram earlier this week. I’ve grouped together a couple of questions that all had a similar feel: knowing what you want and making it happen. So we are talking about manifesting, knowing if your goals are the right ones, picking yourself up after disappointment, choosing yourself and your dreams and dealing with challenges. There are some juicy questions in here, so let’s dive in.
Coaching Catch Up - Experiencing Growth and Leaning Into Values with Jane Badu
Hello and welcome to episode 107 of Grow With Soul, and welcome as well to a new short series on the podcast, which is going to be released every other episode over the next couple of months, called Coaching Catch Ups. So, what I'm doing is having conversations with previous Coaching Episode guests to see how they're getting on. Today I am joined by Jane Badu, founder of We Are Nomads, an online interiors store inspired by travel. Jane and I last spoke back in March 2019 on episode 33, at which point she had less than 100 Instagram followers, and was just starting out in her business. Today we discuss growth, take stock of how following her values continues to see her true, and how she's redefining the way she approaches social media.
Planning A Pivot — Yours And Mine
Hello and welcome to episode 106 of Grow With Soul. Today I want to talk about pivoting, and specifically getting going with a pivot. A common theme of my conversations over these first few months of 2021 has been re-routing, pivoting, changing things up, shifting. It seems that the last year has, naturally, had many of us reassessing what we do, and not only wanting to make our businesses more stable but also wanting our lives to be different. I seem to be having less and less conversations about growth at all costs and more and more about how work slots into a more truthful and fulfilling life. And for many of us, these feelings naturally lead us to needing and wanting to pivot.
Baking Change & Flexibility Into Your Business, Plus Accessible Pricing with Nicole Antoinette
Hello and welcome to to episode 105 of Grow With Soul. Today we have our first returning guest to the show, Nicole Antoinette, who you may remember from episode 62. Given everything that has happened in the last year, Nicole and I wanted to talk about having change and flexibility at the core of your business, rather than it being something you have to do reactively. Today we talked about how to build around an approach rather than a thing, the three questions Nicole asks when she’s thinking of making a change, dealing with discomfort, and also how Nicole as introduced accessible pricing into her business.
I’ve only dreamed of having my own business. My own reason why. While I don’t have a business that I can market, it is enlightening and exciting to hear her talk about finding a core reason you are passionate about your product and selling your why before selling your product. She has even spoken with a gal who had started with her why and was figuring out the products that supported it. This podcast is for everyone interested in owning and marketing their own business.
I love this podcast.
Kayte has so much wisdom and heart — this podcast always makes me feel empowered to build my business MY way and it always gives me something to think about. I love seeing a new episode come up in my feed — Grow With Soul is the best 💖.
Simple, Sweet, Straightforward
I love this podcast! Kayte shares marketing tips and strategies that are easy to understand and simple to implement. She’s also kind and honest about the feelings behind business and life.
Hope you give it a listen! 💕