The A Girl In Progress Podcast

The A Girl In Progress Podcast

By A Girl In Progress
A Girl In Progress is a self-development podcast for women working on themselves, FOR themselves. Through our solo episodes and interviews with inspiring guests, we teach you to take imperfect action towards your goals and create productivity on your own terms. Hosted by writer, author, imperfect action coach and founder of agirlinprogress.com, Emma Norris.
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The Before You’re Ready Series - Making Peace with Your Body & Finding Confidence in the Bedroom with Nadia Bokody
The ‘internet’s queen of TMI’ herself, the wonderful Nadia Bokody is my guest on this rather intimate episode of my ‘Before You’re Ready’ series. Nadia is a strong woman who isn’t afraid to speak up for herself – even in the bedroom! Nadia is a sex-positive journalist with a passion for empowering women and helping others in their relationships and mental health. Nothing is too ‘TMI’ for her, which makes her a great source of support for many women who may feel embarrassed or even ashamed to express their sexuality. I’m so excited to chat with Nadia on this episode, it really felt like two good friends catching up. We talk about how she discovered her ‘X-factor’ as a writer, how empowering yourself in the bedroom can empower you in the boardroom, why it’s okay to start something before you feel ready, and so much more! We chatted about: How Nadia got into sex-positive journalism How embracing your sexuality can help build your self-confidence Why it’s so important to embrace your sexuality How to tackle insecurity in the bedroom and beyond Why it’s never too late to change your career path How Nadia started her successful YouTube channel Why you shouldn’t wait until you’re ‘ready’ before taking a leap in your career Why you should weigh your happiness on how authentically you’re living your life ‘A Girl in Progress’ is available as a podcast on our website and as a video interview series on our YouTubechannel–so make sure to subscribe to both to keep up with new episodes! WHERE TO FIND NADIA Visit nadiabokody.com/ Follow @nadiabokodyon Instagram Follow @nadiabokodyon Twitter Follow Nadia on Facebook Subscribe to Nadia’s YouTube channel Read Nadia’s weekly column in news.com.au WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogresson Instagram Join our Facebook group, Girls In Progress: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1852834935008232/
36:16
August 10, 2020
The Before You’re Ready Series - Self-Love, Body Confidence & Making a Passion Project Your Career with Asha Holland
Do you have a passion project that you would love to turn into a business? Asha Holland once strived to be perfect and couldn’t see how her pursuit of perfectionism was holding her back in many facets of her life and career. She obsessed over having a ‘perfect body’ and when she finally reached her goal, she never felt more lost. So, she embarked on a soul-searching journey and discovered her true passion wasn’t to be perfect, but to be happy and to help other women love themselves and their bodies. In this episode of our ‘Before You’re Ready Series,’ Asha talks about how she built a powerful community of like-minded women and launched her business, Alternatively Healthy, where she educates and empowers women to build body confidence. In this episode, we chatted about: What sparked Asha to develop a passion for helping women love themselves and their bodies The problem with striving to be ‘perfect’ all the time How Asha launched her company, Alternatively Healthy Why Asha started her business before she was ready How Asha promoted her business in the early days Why you should never underestimate the power of a small community How Asha got Alternatively Healthy off the ground How being a mother has impacted Asha’s life ‘A Girl in Progress’ is available as a podcast on our website and as a video interview series on our YouTube channel–so make sure to subscribe to both to keep up with new episodes! WHERE TO FIND ASHA Visit alternativelyhealthy.com.au Follow @alternatively.healthy Follow Alternatively Healthy on Facebook WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Join our Facebook group, Girls In Progress: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1852834935008232/
31:05
August 3, 2020
The Before You’re Ready Series: Creating Your Dream Career and Networking as an Introvert with Bec McFarland
If you’re an introvert, you might find it difficult to ‘get out there’ and network with people who could potentially help you build your dream career. Bec McFarland knows that feeling all too well and is (in her own words), a ‘hard-core introvert.’ Despite this, Bec loves people and thrives on making deep and meaningful connections with others. Bec is the Founder of Pop! Your Career, where she helps people find the answers within themselves so they can kickstart their career doing what gives them true fulfillment and purpose. I’m so happy to have Bec join me on this episode of ‘A Girl in Progress,’ where we chat about how Bec ditched the ‘agency life’ and left the soul-sucking work environment behind to launch her own career coaching business. We chatted about: How Bec went from agency work to starting her own business as a career coach Fears that Bec had to overcome when starting her business before she was ready The benefits of being relatable and open with others (including potential clients) How Bec built her brand online despite being a hard-core introvert Common misconceptions about introverts How to build connections with others and overcome imposter syndrome Mindset blocks that often get in the way of an introvert who wants to ‘take the big leap’ before they’re ready How to be intentional about pushing yourself forward Why Bec transitioned her business to one-to-one coaching Bec shares her best advice for when you don’t feel ready to do something ‘A Girl in Progress’ is available as a podcast on our website and as a video interview series on our YouTube channel–so make sure to subscribe to both to keep up with new episodes! WHERE TO FIND BEC Visit popyourcareer.com Follow @popyourcareer on Instagram Follow @PopYourCareer on Twitter Follow Pop! Your Career’s Facebook Page Join BRAVE: A 14 Day Program Designed to Push you outside your comfort zone! WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Join our Facebook group, Girls In Progress: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1852834935008232/ BEC'S RECOMMENDATIONS · The DiSC profile assessment
29:20
July 27, 2020
The Before You’re Ready Series: Investing in Style to Build your Personal Brand and Influence with Jane Mow
Personal Stylist, Jane Mow, is nothing short of a wardrobe wizard. She has a thirst for style with over a decade of experience spanning high-end fashion editorials, runway, music videos, TV, print advertising and more. But what you might not know about Jane is that she originally enrolled in law school of all places. However, it wasn’t long before she realised she was in the wrong field and found her true passion for fashion. Since then, Jane has enjoyed a highly successful career lending her creative eye to various fashion brands including the luxury sleepwear label Willa & Mae. Nowadays, Jane has taken control of her future and brings her wealth of experience into styling and sourcing exclusive pieces for her clients. Jane joins me on this special episode of the podcast for my ‘Before You’re Ready Series,’ where she talks about how she started her personal stylist business and why you shouldn’t be afraid to follow your dreams…even if that means you need to start before you think you’re ready. We chatted about: How Jane went from law school to pursuing her passion for fashion Times throughout Jane’s career where she seized opportunities that she didn’t feel ready for Why you shouldn’t be afraid to start before you’re ready Tips to improve productivity and reduce the temptation to procrastinate How to make sure you focus on things that will help move your business forward How your style and appearance can impact your personal brand and self-confidence Why every woman needs a ‘power blazer’ Why you should build a personal style that reflects you and your brand Why you should dress for the job you want, not the job you have ‘A Girl in Progress’ is available as a podcast on our website and as a video interview series on our YouTube channel–so make sure to subscribe to both to keep up with new episodes! WHERE TO FIND THE GUEST Visit janemow.com Follow @janemow on Instagram Subscribe to Jane’s YouTube channel WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Join our Facebook group, Girls In Progress: facebook.com/groups/1852834935008232/
35:28
July 20, 2020
The Before You’re Ready Series: Prioritising Your Health and Fitness and Leaving Your 9-5 to Pursue Your Dream with Lauren Irvine
Have you ever dreamed of quitting your 9-5 grind to pursue your dream? Taking a big step like this can seem terrifying. Saying goodbye to stable income and taking control of your time and finances is exciting, but it also comes with a lot of pressure to do well and succeed.  Thankfully, my guest on this special episode of the Before You’re Ready Series, Lauren Irvine, has seen plenty of success since leaving her 9-5 job behind to pursue her true passion - health and fitness. And while since our interview Lauren has found a flexible new job in the fitness world, she continues to grow her business LIFT Coacwhich hing: helps to empower women to become the best versions of themselves, through embracing an active life and a healthy mindset.  I invited Lauren onto the podcast because first of all, she’s a good friend of mine and we were due a catch-up anyway, and secondly, she has an amazing story to share and lots of great tips for anyone who is thinking about giving up their day job to pursue their dreams. We chatted about: How Lauren got started in health, fitness, and nutrition How Lauren built new health and fitness habits Why it’s fine to go after your dream before you feel ready Why you should use visualisation to help get your mindset ready How Lauren traded her full-time job for her dream job Mindset blocks that stop people from working on improving their health and fitness Lauren shares her best advice for anyone who doesn’t feel ready to pursue their goals yet ‘A Girl in Progress’ is available as a podcast on our website and as a video interview series on our YouTube channel–so make sure to subscribe to both to keep up with new episodes! WHERE TO FIND THE GUEST Visit LIFTcoaching.com Follow @lauren_irvine WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Join our Facebook group, Girls In Progress
36:00
July 13, 2020
The Before You’re Ready Series: Launching a Brand and Living the Laptop Lifestyle with Kira Hyde
Trading long commutes, boring meetings, and awkward small-talk for the ‘laptop lifestyle’ is a dream for many aspiring entrepreneurs. After all, who doesn’t want to take control of their time, their freedom and wear their fave pair of sweatpants to work? Kira Hyde is a tea drinking, lipstick wearing, brand strategist and creative director. She is a fiery redhead and the mastermind behind KH Studio, a creative studio where she empowers biz owners and entrepreneurs to launch their next step, smash their goals, and level up their income. In this episode of the ‘Before you’re ready’ series, Kira and I chat about her work, how she started a business at such a young age, why it’s okay to start before you’re ready, and so much more! We chatted about: How Kira helps biz owners up-level and create the business of their dreams Why ‘being young’ shouldn’t get in the way of achieving your goals How to break through fears and self-doubt How Kira started her successful business at such a young age The value of taking calculated risks and believing in yourself Why you shouldn’t get bogged down by regrets and past mistakes Kira talks about her passion project - ‘The Launch Gals’ How to know it’s time to invest in professional branding What the ‘laptop lifestyle’ means to Kira Tips to find the right balance between work and travel Kira’s best advice for launching your business (and quit procrastinating!) ‘A Girl in Progress’ is available as a podcast on our website and as a video interview series on our YouTube channel – so make sure to subscribe to both to keep up with new episodes! WHERE TO FIND THE GUEST Visit Kira’s website Connect with Kira on LinkedIn Follow @kiraahyde on Instagram Learn more about The Launch Gals WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Join our Facebook group, Girls In Progress: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1852834935008232/
27:14
July 6, 2020
The Before You’re Ready Series: Setting Up Productive Systems and Following What Feels ‘Right’ with Lisa Santacroce
Do you want to get more out of your 24 hours? Lisa Santacroce is the Owner of any + all, a unique consulting services business where she helps businesses scale. With a background in career counselling, Lisa combines her passion for productivity consulting, time management, and goal-setting to help craft an organized foundation from which businesses can anchor themselves and build up. Lisa and I chat about how she built her incredible business, how to create productive systems so you can get more out of your time, and she shares the importance of doing what feels ‘right’, listening to your intuition and so much more. We chatted about: How Lisa leverages her background in career counselling to help people make the most of their 24 hours Why you shouldn’t be afraid to follow what feels ‘right’ and listen to your gut What helped Lisa silence her fears and pursue her dream of starting her own business How Lisa found new clients during the early stages of her business Times when Lisa overcame her doubts using positive self-talk What productivity consulting is and why it’s so important Common mindset blocks that stop people from accomplishing their goals The benefits of outsourcing tasks you don’t enjoy Tips to reduce procrastination How to set up productive systems within your business ‘A Girl in Progress’ is available as a podcast on our website and video interview series on our YouTube channel – so make sure to subscribe to both to keep up with new episodes! WHERE TO FIND LISA Visit her website Follow Lisa on Instagram @any_and_all WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Join our Facebook group, Girls In Progress
30:14
June 29, 2020
The Before You're Ready Series: Setting Better Goals + Conquering Overwhelm With Sarah Kenyon
We spend so much of our time working in our businesses, it’s hard to find the time to work on them. How do we break out of the cycle of procrastination and overworking to find more balance and focus on the bigger goals we have for ourselves and our businesses? Sarah Kenyon is a creative business coach, dedicated to showing creative entrepreneurs how to develop epic strategies so they can make an impact and scale profitably. The advice she shared with me in this episode is the kind of thing every business owner needs to hear. With total kindness and calmness, Sarah will help you understand why you need to get out of your own way if you want to achieve more of your goals. We chatted about: - How Sarah pivoted from makeup artistry to goal management coaching for creative business owners - How Sarah works with her clients and what she helps them to change - What the most common barriers to progress Sarah sees her clients putting up - Why productivity is personal and procrastination is inevitable – and what you can do to tip the balance - Sarah’s advice for overcoming fear and hesitation - How to pursue your goals without overloading yourself with pressure - What goal paralysis and pinball machine mentality are, why they happen, and how to overcome them WHERE TO FIND SARAH Visit her website Connect on Instagram Find out about her 12-week coaching  WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Join our Facebook group, Girls In Progress: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1852834935008232/
32:30
June 22, 2020
The Before You're Ready Series: Firing Your Clients and Launching Your First Digital Course with Steph Taylor
Do you ever dream about firing your clients? It might sound crazy but sometimes you need to make a big change to move forwards. Well, launch strategist, Steph Taylor, did exactly that. She fired ALL her clients, launched an incredible digital course, and created a viable stream of passive income. Steph said goodbye to her corporate job and traded a tiny cubical for round-the-clock freedom. As the Founder of stephtaylor.co, she helps like-minded people craft killer digital product launches. Of course, Steph’s incredible success didn’t just fall onto her lap. She hustled hard to bring her business to life and she admits that she may have thrown herself into it before she felt ready. In this episode of the ‘Before You’re Ready’ series, I chat with Steph about how she launched her business, how (and why) she fired all of her clients, tips for creating a digital course, and so much more! We chatted about: - How Steph discovered her creative outlet and launched her business - Why you should embrace fear and learn to co-exist with it - Signs that made Steph realise she was ‘going all in’ before she was ready - The value of delegating and outsourcing tasks you can’t do (or just don’t want to do!) - How Steph gradually fired all of her old clients (yes, all of them!) - Why you should pick a business coach according to the season of business you’re in - A brief overview of the process of creating and launching a new digital course - Steph’s top tips for putting a stop to procrastination - Common ‘barriers’ in the way of launching your next digital product – and how to break through them Want to hear/see more from the ‘Before You’re Ready’ series? I’ve interviewed 11 fearless female experts for my ‘Before You’re Ready’ series, with each guest sharing striking moments from their journey to success while sharing amazing tips to help you take the next step towards your goals – even if you don’t feel ready! Check it out here WHERE TO FIND STEPH Visit her website Listen to the Socialette Podcast Follow @stephtaylor.co Download Steph’s FREE E-Book – The Complete Roadmap for a Killer Launch WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Join our Facebook group, Girls In Progress You can also watch these episodes on the A Girl in Progress YouTube channel
30:01
June 15, 2020
A Day In Progress with...The Well Store founder, Mariana Boulos
Mariana Boulos is the founder of The Well Store, an online boutique filled with products that are good for you and good for the planet. She also owns a store of the same name in the leafy Sydney suburb of Balmain. Her mission for creating a healthier lifestyle started in 2008, when both of her parents were sadly diagnosed with a terminal illness. In today’s podcast, I chat to Mariana about how she makes taking care of herself a priority in her daily routine, how she balances being a mum-of-3 boys  with her busy business, how she carves out time for herself in the morning and so much more. WHERE TO FIND THE WELL STORE Visit the website Check out the Facebook Follow @thewellstore WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Join our Facebook group, Girls In Progress: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1852834935008232/ MARIANA'S RECOMMENDATIONS Finding My Virginity: The New Autobiography 60 Minutes True Crime Series  Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations.
33:37
January 19, 2020
A Day In Progress with...The Memo Founders, Phoebe Simmonds and Kate Casey
This is a very exciting episode, because it's the first time chatting to not one but TWO amazing ladies at once. Phoebe Simmonds and Kate Casey are the co-founders of the Memo, a curated edit of the trusted baby brands removing some of the overwhelm for new mums. Phoebe is also the founder of The Blow, a gorgeous blow-dry salon and community and Melbourne and Kate is a mum of two. I loved chatting the ladies about how they balance their growing business with their respective babies, their very different morning routines, why they’re all about celebrating a win each and every day and more. Plus, podcast addict Phoebe shares her top recommendations! WHERE TO FIND PHOEBE AND KATE The Memo Follow @thememo The Blow KATE AND PHEOBE'S RECOMMENDATION The High Low on Apple Podcasts Unravel True Crime — Snowball - Unravel True Crime - ABC The Daily on Apple Podcasts The goop Podcast | Goop Who? Weekly Radiolab: Podcasts | WNYC Studios | Podcasts Slow Burn Little Gold Men Offline The Cut LadyBrains The Resilience Project JSHealth App CLIK Collective — Warehousing and Co-working spaces Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino She Said WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Join our Facebook group, Girls In Progress: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1852834935008232/
38:34
January 12, 2020
A Day In Progress with...The Tonik founder, Pip Summerville
Pip Summerville is the founder of Tonik — a game-changing range of health supplements like coconut oil and apple cider vinegar in convenient capsule form. And in case she wasn't busy enough doing that, she also heads up the branding and design studio, The Base Agency. In today's episode, I chat to Pip about how she manages juggling two successful business almost single-handedly,  how being a professional rower shaped her relationship with wellness, her sign from the universe that she needed to slow down and so much more. WHERE TO FIND PIP The Tonik  The Base Agency Follow @thetonik WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Join our Facebook group, Girls In Progress: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1852834935008232/
34:54
December 22, 2019
A Day In Progress with...Presenter, DJ and Creative, Flex Mami
Known by her moniker Flex Mama, Lillian Ahenkhan is the type of woman we all want at our dinner party. Starting out as DJ and MTV presenter, she’s now channelled her colourful style and thought-provoking philosophies into a fully-fledged empire — complete with a book, self-development boardgame and multiple podcasts! Flex also repped as Mrs Claus this year, as part of the Body Shops' game-changing campaign. I loved chatting to Flex about how being a DJ has made her a homebody, how she makes time and space for deep thought, the importance of facilitating your own nut — both literally and metaphorically — and so much more! WHERE TO FIND FLEX www.flexmami.com Follow @flexi.mami YouTube WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Join our Facebook group, Girls In Progress: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1852834935008232/
30:58
December 8, 2019
A Day In Progress with... Athlete Ali Brigginshaw
Ali Brigginshaw is one of Australia’s most talented athletes — and I don't mean 'just' for a girl! As a rugby league player in the Australian Jillaroos, she led them to World Cup glory twice and was even named 'Woman of the Match' in 2017. Now, she plays on a state level with the Brisbane Broncos and spends much of her time mentoring young women in her community. Alongside Em Rusciano and Flex Mami, she’s also one of three Mrs Claus flipping the narrative on gender roles as part of the Body Shop's game-changing campaign. I loved chatting to Ali about what the training schedule of an athlete *really* looks like, why she’s only just recently started using a calendar, why giving back is such an important part of her daily life and so much more. WHERE TO FIND ALI Follow @ali_brigg WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Join our Facebook group, Girls In Progress: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1852834935008232/ THE BODY SHOP'S MRS CLAUS CAMPAIGN https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-au/mrs-claus/book-now
18:39
November 30, 2019
A Day In Progress with...Media Personality, Em Rusciano
Em Rusciano is one of Australia’s most recognisable faces and voices. Having first sparkled onto our radar on Australian Idol she’s forged a successful career as a singer, comedian, author, tv and radio presenter and the force behind her own one woman show, Rage and Rainbows. She’s also a mum of three and this year, is an ambassador for The Body Shop's Mrs Claus campaign, which is changing the conversation around gender roles at Christmas. I chatted to Em about how she manages work around being the mother of a young baby, why anxiety is superpower — and the boundaries she puts in place to help manage it — how she keeps flexibility in her routine for spur of the moment creativity and more! WHERE TO FIND EM Follow @emrusciano  www.facebook.com/EmRuscianoOfficial/ WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Join our Facebook group, Girls In Progress: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1852834935008232/ THE BODY SHOP'S MRS CLAUS CAMPAIGN https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-au/mrs-claus/book-now
20:18
November 27, 2019
A Day In Progress with...Modest Fashion Influencer, Nawal Sari
With over 110,000 followers, Nawal Sari is a fashion influencer with a difference — she's breaking down boundaries and redefining modest style. Aside from being one of the most stylish women we've ever seen, she's also a YouTuber, communications student, works in retail and is working on a couple of different creative projects at the moment. In this episode, I chat to Nawal about how her faith shapes her relationship with mindfulness, how she fits creating content into her busy schedule, her top study tips and so much more! WHERE TO FIND NAWAL Follow @nawalsari Watch: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu1AQ9mH2JBMXDPnAzp6o8w WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Join our Facebook group, Girls In Progress: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1852834935008232/
33:31
November 17, 2019
A Day In Progress with...Vedic Meditation Teacher, Elise Catchlove
Elise Catchlove is a Vedic meditation expert and teacher, the founder of By Catchlove and a mum of one (with another on the way!). She’s had an extremely varied career journey, starting as an actress before transitioning into the fast-paced fashion industry, until a decade-long anxiety condition brought her to Vedic meditation — which she’s now made her career. I loved chatting to Elise about the unusual practice that kickstarts her day,  how meditation has supercharged her productivity, how becoming a mum has made her more mindful and so much more! WHERE TO FIND ELISE Visit bycatchlove.com Follow @bycatchlove Facebook: www.facebook.com/bycatchlove WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Join our Facebook group, Girls In Progress: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1852834935008232/ GRAB YOUR ULTIMATE PROCRASTI-NOT TOOLKIT www.agirlinprogress.com/procrastination ELISE'S PICKS The Expanded Podcast - Lacy Phillips The goop Podcast | Goop Offline, The Podcast Under The Skin | Official Site - Russell Brand
40:41
November 3, 2019
A Day In Progress with...Creative and Influencer, Yasmin Suteja
Yasmin Suteja is pretty much the ultimate slashie. She's a photographer/talent manager/creative director/influencer in her own right, with over 42,000 followers. She's the founder of Culture Machine, a creative agency and production studio creating some of Australia's coolest work right now. Yas also happens to be an old school friend of mine, where we bonded over very nerdy things like debating, public speaking and Jesse McCartney (remember him?) I loved catching up with Yas about how she stays creative while managing the many different aspects of her job, how her upbringing in Bali shaped her relationship with mindfulness, why she does her best work at night and so much more! WHERE TO FIND YASMIN Follow @yasminsuteja and @culturemachine Check out culturemachine.tv WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Join our Facebook group, Girls In Progress: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1852834935008232/ GRAB YOUR ULTIMATE PROCRASTI-NOT TOOLKIT www.agirlinprogress.com/procrastination YASMIN'S PICKS The Tipping Point Revisionist History Podcast COLORS - YouTube The Beauty Chef Australia Wunderlist Calm - Meditation Techniques for Sleep and Stress Reduction MasterClass Online Classes
42:59
October 12, 2019
A Day In Progress with...Collective Hub Founder, Lisa Messenger
Lisa Messenger is the game-changing CEO and founder of The Messenger Group and the Collective Hub, which started as a magazine back in 2013 but is now a full-blown empire with a digital platform, events, journals and more. Lisa has also authored and co-authored 16 books, the most recent being Work From Wherever, inspired by her own experience as a digital nomad. I loved chatting to Lisa about how she runs multiple businesses across multiple time zones, her top tips for staying productive while traveling, how she sets boundaries between life and work why her wind-down routine involves plants and so much more. WHERE TO FIND LISA Follow @lisamessenger and @collectivehub WHERE TO BUY WORK HARD WHEREVER www.collectivehub.com/product/work-from-wherever WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Follow @adayinprogresspodcast on Instagram Join our Facebook group
1:00:03
August 15, 2019
A Day In Progress with...Jockey and Filmmaker Anna McLain
Anna McLain is a girl of many talents! She started her career in the film industry as James Franco's assistant, but has since done everything from acting and producing to screenwriting — even starting her own production company, Dolores Haze Films. Now, she's pursuing a career as a professional jockey alongside her filmmaking. In today's podcast, we chat to Anna about how she balances her rigorous training schedule with her creative pursuits, how she finds time to herself in her 7-day workweek, how she manages email when she's constantly away from her computer and so much more! WHERE TO FIND ANNA Instagram @doloreshazefilms  Twitter: @annamlanier WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Follow @adayinprogresspodcast on Instagram Join our Facebook group WHERE TO FIND SCRATCH AND JOTTER Follow @scratchandjotter Visit scratchandjotter.com.au
26:38
July 28, 2019
A Day In Progress with... Brand Designer + Strategist, Kira Hyde
Kira Hyde is a brand strategist and designer, a part-time traveler and the founder of The Launch Gals, an online community for kickass women who want more out of life. She's also a good friend of mine, and the heart and mind behind all of our visual branding! I loved chatting to Kira about how she stays productive and organised while living the laptop lifestyle, why she uses whiteboards to plan her goals and tasks, how automating parts of her business has helped her prevent burnout and so much more! WHERE TO FIND KIRA Follow @kirahydecreative Vist kirahydecreative.com  WHERE TO FIND THE LAUNCH GALS Follow @thelaunchgals Visit thelaunchgals.com WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Follow @adayinprogresspodcast on Instagram Join our Facebook group
35:31
July 6, 2019
A Day In Progress with... Rufus & Coco Founder Anneke Van Den Broek
Anneke Van Den Broek is the multi-award winning founder of Australia’s fastest growing petcare brand, Rufus & Coco. She started her career managing some of Australia’s biggest brands like Blackmores and David Jones, before noticing a gap in the market for high quality pet supplies. In this episode, I chat to Anneke about her dynamic and flexible approach to work, why visualisation and mindfulness play such a big role in her daily life, why she’s embraced the fact theres no such thing as work/life balance as a working mum and so much more! WHERE TO FIND ANNEKE Follow @annekevandenbroek Facebook WHERE TO FIND RUFUS & COCO Follow @rufusandcoco Vist rufusandcoco.com.au Facebook.com/RufusAndCocoPetcare/ WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Follow @adayinprogresspodcast on Instagram Join our Facebook group WHERE TO FIND SCRATCH AND JOTTER Follow @scratchandjotter Visit scratchandjotter.com.au
43:39
June 9, 2019
A Day In Progress with... Ella Bache CEO Pippa Hallas
Pippa Hallas is the CEO of the iconic Australian skincare brand Ella Bache, a working mum and the author the new book Bold Moves. In today's episode, I chat to Pippa about why she uses her sacred morning time for deep thinking, her own skincare regime, how she organises and balances her busy family and work life, why her two boys have been the biggest teachers in the art of saying 'no' and so much more! WHERE TO BUY BOLD MOVES BY PIPPA HALLAS Ella Bache online Booktopia WHERE TO FIND ELLA BACHE Follow @ellabache Vist ellabache.com.au Facebook.com/ellabache WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Follow @adayinprogresspodcast on Instagram Join our Facebook group WHERE TO FIND SCRATCH AND JOTTER Follow @scratchandjotter Visit scratchandjotter.com.au
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May 14, 2019
A Day In Progress with...Soulara Founder Yuki Thomas
Yuki Thomas, is the co-founder of Soulara, Australia's first plant-based food delivery service. She worked in the corporate world for a decade, before noticing a gap in the market for healthy, natural and convenient ready-made meals. In today's podcast, I chat to Yuki about how she still finds time for hobbies and creative pursuits in the busy schedule, how she creates and sticks to good habits, the Japanese self-development philosophy she lives by and so much more! WHERE TO FIND SOULARA Follow @livesoulara Vist soulara.com Facebook.com/livesoulara WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Follow @adayinprogresspodcast on Instagram Join our Facebook group
41:31
May 2, 2019
A Day In Progress with...Carolina from Blogger On Pole
Carolina is a London-based academic, poledancer, PR and social media consultant, author and the founder of Blogger on Pole. She also happens to be one of the busiest women I know! So, it was a pleasure to have her on the podcast and chat to her about how she uses a structured yet flexible approach to manage her time, how she looks after her mental health, why her evening wind-down routine involves witchcraft and much more. WHERE TO FIND CAROLINA Follow @bloggeronpole Vist bloggeronpole.com Facebook.com/bloggeronpole WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Follow @adayinprogresspodcast on Instagram Join our Facebook group
43:59
April 9, 2019
A Day In Progress With....Trainer and Fitness Influencer Francheska Martinez
Francheska Martinez is an Austin-based exercise scientist, functional movement coach, Animal Flow instructor and fitness influencer at @francheskafit. In today's episode, I chat to Francheska about the energising morning routine she uses to fuel her very active lifestyle, how Animal Flow helps her practice mindfulness, how she creates boundaries with social media and much more. WHERE TO FIND FRANCHESKA Visit francheskamartinez.com  Follow @francheskafit ........ WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Follow @adayinprogresspodcast on Instagram Join our Facebook group
35:07
March 27, 2019
A Day In Progress With....Developmental Psychologist and The Mindful Collective Founder Amy Kate Isaacs
Amy Kate Isaacs is a developmental psychologist, the founder of The Mindful Collective and the proud dog mum to her mini greyhound, Evie. Through her innovative services and products, she takes an entrepreneurial approach to inspire mindful and compassionate change in young women (and the young at heart).  In today's episode, I chat with Amy Kate about her favourite mindfulness tools and techniques, how she recharges her energy and remains present during a long day of seeing clients, how she enforces boundaries in her business and so much more! ..... WHERE TO FIND AMY KATE Visit Mindful Collective Follow @themindfulcollective Facebook.com/themindfulcollective ........ WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Follow @adayinprogresspodcast on Instagram Join our Facebook group
54:02
March 13, 2019
A Day In Progress With....Career Coach and Pop Your Career Founder Rebecca McFarland
Rebecca McFarland is a Career Coach, Mexican food enthusiast and the type of woman we all want on our side for straight-to-the-point, actionable career advice. She recently left her 9-5 in HR behind to go full-time in her business Pop Your Career where she offer coaching, courses and resume writing services. In today’s podcast, I chat to Bec about what its like being a type B person with type A tendencies, how she manages her energy as an introvert, the things job-seekers should do as part of their daily routines to get one step closer to that dream job and so much more! ........ WHERE TO FIND REBECCA Visit popyourcareer.com Follow @popyourcareer Facebook.com/popyourcareer ........ WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Follow @adayinprogresspodcast on Instagram Join our Facebook group
30:23
February 27, 2019
A Day In Progress With...Lean Bean Fitness Founder Lizzie Bland
Lizzie Bland is an ex-professional dancer turned female fitness expert and is the founder of Lean Bean Fitness and Lean Bean Retreats in Sydney, Australia. Lizzie's has an extensive background in Pilates, Barre, Yoga, Boxing & Pre/Post natal exercise, and uses this experience to run a kick-ass range of female only classes at her Bondi Beach studio. In today's podcast, I chat to Lizzie about how being pregnant has changed her routine, what she eats to stay energised in a physically demanding job, the surprising way she practices mindfulness and so much more! ................. Quick Links WHERE TO FIND LIZZIE Visit leanbeanfitness.com @leanbeanfitnessau Facebook: www.facebook.com/leanbeanfitnesssydney/ ................. WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Follow @adayinprogresspodcast on Instagram Join our Facebook group
28:13
February 3, 2019
A Day In Progress With...Marketing Guru Steph Taylor
Steph Taylor is a corporate dropout turned marketing nerd, passport stamp collector and host of the bite-sized online marketing podcast, Socialette. She founded two businesses, The Sugarfree Box and wellness marketing agency Wildbloom Creative, before pivoting to work on her own personal brand, Steph Taylor Co. Through her library of courses and ebooks, Steph empowers small business owners with the no-fluff marketing know-how they need to launch and up-level the business of their dreams. In this podcast, we chat about how her pivot has changed her daily routine, why (and how!) she gets up before 5 am every morning without hitting snooze, how a serious case of burnout led her reconsider how she was spending her time and much more! Quick links ........ WHERE TO FIND STEPH Visit stephtaylor.com Follow @stephtaylor.co Check out The Socialette Podcast Facebook.com/stephtaylor.co ........ WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Follow @adayinprogresspodcast on Instagram Join our Facebook group
33:09
February 1, 2019
A Day In Progress with....Automation Expert Samantha Watt
Samantha Watt is a project manager, the director of Six Bar Consulting and the founder of the app Australian Equestrian Competitions.  In other words, she's an extremely busy lady! It's just as well, then, that she's an expert in architecting automated digital solutions to make your business life easier.  In today's podcast, we chat about how she juggles three different roles, why she ditched the rigid morning routine that wasn't serving her, what it's like working out of a theme park on the sunny Gold Coast and much more. Quick links WHERE TO FIND SAMANTHA Six Bar Consulting Website  Facebook Australian Equestrian Competitions Website Facebook SAMANTHA'S PICKS Asana Evernote  Unf*ck Your Brain podcast Lady Startup podcast Grant Cardone podcast Steph Taylor- The Socialette podcast Dubsado HeadSpace App WHERE TO FIND A GIRL IN PROGRESS Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Follow @adayinprogresspodcast on Instagram Join our Facebook group
33:36
January 29, 2019
A Day In Progress with... Instagram Specialist Brooke Vulinovich
Brooke Vulinovich is an Instagram specialist, founder of Villa Management and creator of the Social Club Membership. With a background in marketing and events, Brooke’s infectious enthusiasm and digital savvy has allowed her to quickly become one of Australia's most influential Instagram speakers and trainers. In our very first episode, Brooke dishes about how she gets *all* of that energy,  why she works out twice a day, how she sets boundaries with social media, why she doesn't have email on her phone and so much more! QUICK LINKS Where to find Brooke: Websites: Villa Management Social Club Membership Instagram: @brookevulinovich @villamanagement Brooke's picks: The Control Freak Planner Mixcloud- Steady 130 Where to find A Girl In Progress Visit agirlinprogress.com Follow @_agirlinprogress on Instagram Follow @adayinprogresspodcast on Instagram Join our Facebook group
34:56
January 29, 2019