20 episodes

The Very Brave Podcast is the podcast for women who are looking to find their brave and take more bold steps in life. We'll be chatting with women from all walks of life about redefining bravery away from just physical and heroic battlefield acts. We're being more inclusive of emotional, moral, and spiritual bravery.If you're ready to be inspired by stories of feminine bravery from across the globe, and you know it's time to make your next bold move, then let's get started!

The Very Brave Podcast Rachael Evans

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The Very Brave Podcast is the podcast for women who are looking to find their brave and take more bold steps in life. We'll be chatting with women from all walks of life about redefining bravery away from just physical and heroic battlefield acts. We're being more inclusive of emotional, moral, and spiritual bravery.If you're ready to be inspired by stories of feminine bravery from across the globe, and you know it's time to make your next bold move, then let's get started!

    Beer and Bravery with Jayne Lewis

    Beer and Bravery with Jayne Lewis

    “Definitely trust yourself. You don't have to please everybody, you cannot please everybody, so you might as well make sure that you are making yourself happy.” - Jayne Lewis


    Jayne Lewis has a burning passion for the brewing process that brings us beer and wine. She co-founded Two Birds, Australia’s first female-founded brewery, and Drinks Agents for Change, a not-for-profit that encourages diversity and inclusion within the drinks industry. 


    Having studied brewing at university, Jayne loved the creative aspects of brewing beer which allowed her to bring anything she could think of to life in the form of a brew. Channeling her creativity into a male-dominated industry did not come easily, but she succeeded nonetheless.


    Finding the bravery to insert her genius into a male-dominated space allowed her to open up other avenues of bravery as well. By being an advocate for the #MeToo movement and searching for ways to give an equal voice to women, especially in the drinks industry. 


    Jayne encourages women to be brave by making decisions with themselves at the forefront. These actions don’t make you selfish in her opinion, rather it takes a particular kind of bravery to set boundaries in your life and leave the people-pleasing attitude at the door. 


    Once you can embrace the courage it takes to move past your failures, view them as learning experiences, and put yourself first - you embrace what it means to be an unapologetically brave woman.  


    Listen in to hear Jayne’s story and how she’s rocking the boat in a male-dominated industry by bringing the voices of women to the forefront. 



    Links & Resources: 
    Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram | Twitter

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    • 18 min
    Self-Love and Bravery with Paulette Stout

    Self-Love and Bravery with Paulette Stout

    “Progress comes from people being willing to go into the voids where many avoid.”


    Is there a middle ground for women to discuss their sexuality and sexual needs outside of the medical or commercialized sex conversations? Not yet, but Paulette Stout is making brave waves to change the narrative. Listen in to hear her story and learn about her book, Love, Only Better. 


    Paulette had a non-traditional upbringing. She was raised by a single father who provided well enough for her, but didn’t know how to talk about sex, sexuality, and appropriate sexual relationships. She went out into the world and simply had to figure it out. 


    As a result, she had a hard time connecting with partners and finding her own pleasure, and she had no forum for voicing her concerns. As she’s grown in her relationship with her husband, she realized that she needed to share her story so she could be a beacon for others going through the same things. 


    That’s where her book comes in. Love, Only Better is highly autobiographical and showcases the journey she’s traveled to find love, pleasure, and acceptance for herself and her needs. 


    Listen as she shares her story, the bravery she had to summon in order to publish her book, and what brave moves she’s making next. If you love, love and romance, this is the episode for you!



    Links & Resources: 


    Paulette’s Website
     
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    • 22 min
    Supporting Bravery in Women with Jacqueline Nagle

    Supporting Bravery in Women with Jacqueline Nagle

    “The moment that you actually stop being apologetic and you own who you are, there's great resistance from the outside world.” - Jacqueline Nagle


    Mother of four and red wine enthusiast, Jacqueline Nagle, is setting the stage for brave women everywhere. As a person who loves language and communication, Jacqueline currently works with subject matter experts, assisting them to commercialize and create viable businesses through the lens of speaking, pitching, and sales. 


    Stepping into her confidence and fulfilling the roles she was meant to fulfill took a fair amount of bravery, as her story shows. To get where she is today, Jacqueline first had to learn how to find her voice and use it effectively. Being brave enough to make the small decisions that lead to something big is how she has found her success.


    Realizing her bravery in her late twenties and really stepping into her voice shortly thereafter, Jacqueline learned that there are multiple facets of bravery and, sometimes, we must embody more than one. She has demonstrated internal bravery in her experiences by adjusting her leadership style to be more inclusive of those around her. She has also had to demonstrate bravery by showing up and being present for others in the face of heartbreaking tragedy. 


    Unfortunately, as women begin to embrace their bravery and bloom into who they are, the pushback and resistance they face can be difficult to navigate. For Jacqueline, the biggest struggle that came with that pushback was that it was not felt so much by men - who tended to stand beside her and champion her along - but by other women. For there to be true progress for women, we need to be brave enough as a collective to stand beside each other and lift each other up for our successes, no matter how big or small they may seem. 


    Listen to the full story here to get the scoop on the brave moves Jacqueline has made and how supporting the bravery of women is the first step to having a voice that is heard. 



    Links & Resources: 


    Jacqueline Nagle
    Facebook | LinkedIn | Twitter

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    • 28 min
    Making Brave Decisions with Kiri-Maree Moore

    Making Brave Decisions with Kiri-Maree Moore

    “I don't always take the most trodden road, but I take the right road for what I'm designed for and what I'm called to do in life.” - Kiri-Maree Moore


    Kiri-Maree Moore was born in New Zealand, lived most of her life in Australia, and has spent the last several years traveling the world. As a young girl, she was often spoken down to and told that she was different, not smart enough, and didn’t think like other people.


    Nothing in Kiri’s life was handed to her and she had to work very hard to excel in her life, despite those who told her she could never be more than what they thought she was. She tackled her introversion and shyness head-on as she learned what it meant to be brave, stand confidently, and live the purpose she was meant for.


    In 2012, she founded Decision Velocity Global where she assists entrepreneurs by helping them break through their fears, insecurities, and past baggage to take them to the next level of their businesses and mindsets. Her model focuses on decision-making and removing indecision from business to bring big results to her clients. 


    By taking control of her life and her purpose she found what it meant to be a brave woman and to be confident in her voice. With confidence in hand, she faces failures and mistakes head on with the bravery to confront things rather than run from them. 


    She started from being told as a young girl that she would not amount to anything and by taking hold of her life in a brave way, she is now changing the lives of entrepreneurs and helping them bring the best versions of themselves to their businesses. Listen in to hear her story and what bravery looks like to her.


    Links & Resources: 
    Facebook |Instagram | LinkedIn

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    • 26 min
    Bravely Leaning Into Rest with Shannah Kennedy

    Bravely Leaning Into Rest with Shannah Kennedy

    “I just really try and show up every day. I think that's the most important thing, for me, as a brave and courageous and kind and calm and confident human.”


    You are the asset. You are the glue keeping things together. So you need to take care of you. This was made painfully clear to Shannah Kennedy as she navigated a lucrative but life stealing career in sports. 


    She was Jerry Maguire. She was buying and selling athletes for various teams and she very much lost herself in the job and the identity that it gave her. She was amazing at her job, but it took so much from her. 


    What she didn’t realize was that her career was literally stealing the life from her. She ended up with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and was in bed for a couple of years. Not days, not weeks, not months, years. That was when she realized she needed a better plan. 


    Shannah needed a better life plan. And it wasn’t just her who needed it. The athletes she was working with needed a life plan as well. They’d planned for their careers, but what came next? 


    She took the brave step to become a life coach and abandon her corporate career and that’s when things really started to get interesting. She is now an author, speaker, and consultant and every single new thing required a great deal of courage and bravery. 


    Listen as she shares her story and her brave moves. What would it take you to take a leap of faith and start living life with a plan? 



    Links & Resources: 


    Shannah’s Website
    LinkedIn | Instagram | Facebook

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    • 32 min
    Stand Up, Speak Out with Senator Sarah Hanson-Young

    Stand Up, Speak Out with Senator Sarah Hanson-Young

    “Courage I think is the key essence of leadership. And you have to have courage if you want to lead. You have to have courage if you want to be an authentic leader.”
    Senator Sarah Hanson-Young did not get into politics as a way to find fame and fortune. As she states, politics is not an easy job to have. Especially not as a single mother and a person who feels very deeply for others. 
    But there are so many lives that she touches through her ability to be the voice for those less fortunate and to stand up against injustice. It’s those lives that she is working to change for the better and so she continues her work in politics. 
    Her bravery in standing up for women in politics, standing against acts that harm the Earth, and speaking up for those who would otherwise be voiceless is not only notable, but also admirable. 
    She is affecting true change in the world despite the fact that it is supremely uncomfortable for her. But for her, bravery is a mixture of strength and vulnerability. Without that discomfort and that vulnerability, then there is no bravery. 
    Listen as she shares her story, her passions, and why she’s working so hard to make the world a better place, one policy at a time. Her thoughts on not just bravery, but also brave action, are ones that you certainly won’t want to miss. 

    Links & Resources:


    Sarah’s Website
    Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

    • 29 min

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