182 – Leading with Love & Taking calculated risks with EMMA SEIBOLD BARRE BODY & BENDE FOUNDER

Over the past 9 years, Emma established eight bespoke and beautifully appointed Barre studios across Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Byron Bay, and created an incredibly popular online studio, Barre Body Online. She has an enormous passion for all things relating to wellness and strives to lead a balanced life; eating well, living well, loving well and exercising well.

When Covid hit Emma and her husband did everything they could to keep the business alive when having to lockdown all their studios and refocus all their resources to the online platform to keep the business afloat.

As founder of both Barre Body and Bende, Emma Seibold is something of a force of nature. The pocket rocket blonde radiates the kind of glow that only comes from wholesome living; she clearly practices what her health-focused businesses preaches.

Opening in Feb 2012, Barre Body was born from two things: the birth of Emma’s first child, Xavier, in August 2011 and her subsequent desire to gently regain her pre-baby fitness; and the trend overseas (endorsed by many a celeb) for fitness classes incorporating barre conditioning work.

Barre Body offers signature barre, pilates, cardio, yoga and stretchclasses that focus on balancing the mental and physical benefits of exercise; all classes are strong and dynamic, offering physical results while clearing and calming the mind.

In nine years, Emma has also led countless international retreats and trained well over 1,000 teachers in Barre and Pilates via Barre Body’s certified in-person and online teacher training programs. Emma’s proudest achievement remains Barre Body’s philanthropic contributions to One Girl; funding the education of 50 girls in Sierra Leone, and extensive support to UN Women. 

We covered:

  • Pivoting and thriving through COVID even though they had to close all their physical studios.
  • The one thing they implemented that made all the difference
  • The ups and downs of managing staff
  • How to create a loving family culture that supports business growth
  • Taking calculating risks in business- Caring beyond the money 
  • Take care of your staff and they’ll take care of your customers.
  • And so much more…

180 – Self Judgement

It can be so easy to judge yourself harshly. It can also become a pattern of thought that keeps us acting out from a place of fear and insecurity.

From having high expectations, our life’s blueprint and taking on judgements from other people, our self judgment can come from lots of different places.

One of them being when we have unresolved issues from the past that we continue to judge ourselves for. Today on the podcast I take you through why we self judge, where it can come from and some ways to shift it so you can practice more self compassion.

177 – Expansive Goals – 5 Minutes of Momentum

Are you playing small? Are you showing up as much you think you should?

If we all did things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”

Thomas A Edison

Are you taking risks and pushing yourself outside your comfort zone?  

No? Then it might be time to set an Expansive Goal.

Check out this week’s 5 minutes of momentum to learn how ( and for a little kick up the butt).

176- Creating a SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS WITH IMPACT with Petria Leggo-Field Founder of Coco Rose Eco

Petria Leggo-Field is the founder of Coco Rose Eco and the Coco Rose Community.  Petria is on a mission to build a well-informed community based around the earth-friendly movement and help female entrepreneurs of eco brands make a bigger impact, create exposure and make more sales.

Petria is a busy mum to four young children and a wife to a fly-in-fly-out husband so understands what it’s like to be busy.  Petria is proud to gather a community of like minded business owners who are ready to embrace a more sustainable business,  and be mentor to help support and guide  them to make small steps in the right direction to enhance our planet.

Our conversation covers:

  • How to make small sustainable changes in your business
  • Connecting your purpose and your passion
  • Being a mumpreneur and handling the biz with four kids
  • How owning a business is a personal development journey
  • Launching and lessons through running a business during COVID 19
  • Creating brand awareness
  • Innovating in times of crisis

Petria also hosts The Sustainable Shift Podcast, which was founded in 2020 and in addition also loves guest speaking and workshop facilitating about all things sustainable.  https://cocoroseeco.com.au/podcast/

Petria is all about supporting conscious business owners who are heart centred and wildly passionate about making a difference in our environment and the future of the planet. To find out more about Coco Rose Eco head here: Website: www.cocoroseeco.com.au

Instagram: www.instagram.com/cocoroseeco

Facebook: www.facebook.com/cocoroseeco

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com.au/cocoroseeco/boards/

FREE Eco Facebook Group  https://www.facebook.com/groups/cocoroseecocollaborative/

HOW TO SHOW UP MORE AUTHENTICALLY

Authenticity is a word that gets thrown around the personal development and online business world all the time and it can sometimes feel impossible to achieve. But it is a worthwhile journey to embark on. The more you show up authentically the easier it is for your potential clients to connect with you, begin to trust you and inevitably want to buy from you. 

I have put together some actionable steps to support you in your personal authenticity journey :

  1. Get clear on what authenticity means to you. Real, relatable or vulnerable?

What does authenticity mean to you? Knowing who you are, what you stand for and what you value is a great start. Getting to know your values is essential if you want to be authentic and true to who you are. It’s when you go against your values, that your ability to show up authentically becomes compromised.

Find some time to journal with these prompts in mind so you can get clear on your version of authentic; 

Best way to go through these questions (I’ve found) is grab a pen and journal or your laptop and schedule a time with yourself!

Do you value integrity, connection, honesty? 

How can you share authentically with these in mind? 

How can you be more you? How can you show more of who you are, what you value? 

How can I become comfortable speaking my thoughts and showing up online authentically?

  1. Professional vs Authentic 

Get clear on what you would like to share with your audience. The intersection of what your ideal client wants to see and what they need to see to connect with you. Some questions to think about to help guide you are:

What are your passions and interests? 

What do you believe in? 

What creates support and brings joys to your life? 

What makes you unique? – Ask your friends, family, people close to you to share some things they love about you!

And start sharing these little things to begin to get more comfortable with sharing more of you.

  1. Show Up

So you’ve got some clarity and a whole lot of information and your unique message to share with the world but now you’ve got to talk in front of the camera! I can relate, it can be a little overwhelming and be scary right?! Especially if you’re new to public speaking and the online world. 

Want to know my little secret? PRACTICE. It’s really that simple: practice, practice, practice. Sometimes we can hype ourselves up and perceive things to be more complicated than what they really are (who else is guilty of this?) and hold ourselves back because we want things to be perfect, but the best thing we can do is just START. Don’t stress about making mistakes, this is what makes you human, people connect when you’re being completely raw and your authentic self!

Start where you are,

Use what you have,

Do what you can

Arthur Ashe
  1. Judgement Detox

Another thing that can potentially hold us back from being our authentic self is judgement. Judgement of what other people will think of us, how they will perceive us, when we share, speak, or do a post and also judgement of ourselves, or as Melissa Ambrosini likes to call it our Inner Mean Girl (link her)

In my opinion, I feel like this is the biggest thing that stops most people from showing up as themselves online. Some practical ways to help you not care what other people think are:

  • Remove any sources of negativity
  • Remain true to yourself
  • Accept you may not be everyone’s cup of tea, and that it is totally ok! The one’s who are, will always gravitate towards you
  • Surround yourself with those who lift you higher

At the end of the day, you just have to keep showing up online and the more you do it the easier it is to just be more YOU. This your life! Time to start living life how you want to!

174 – Confidence to own your worth with Velera Wilson, Speaker, Author, and Coach.

This week on the Podcast, I have the beautiful    Velera Wilson. Velera is an author, coach, and leader that inspires and challenges women to own their greatness, get reenergized to pursue their dreams, and show up with confidence in their careers and everyday life.

With 15 years of experience generating millions in revenue for Fortune 100 & 500 brands- including AT&T, First Data, and Verifone, Velera personally knows the power of showing up with confidence.

Velera’s beginning was far from ideal. She was born to a single teen mom, experienced haunting childhood trauma, and was the first in her family to graduate college. 

Today, Velera is a speaker on women’s leadership and development with a voice that “gives listeners permission to be fearless.”

Our conversation was pure fire! We covered:

  • No matter where you come from you still have a choice to go after what you want
  • Owning your Yes
  • Asking for what you want
  • Give yourself the yes and go after the opportunity
  • Fearing rejection
  • People are not mindreaders
  • Self-promotion & ways that you hold yourself back
  • Have confidence with what you have and start now
  • How women aren’t conditioned to win
  • How to value what you bring to the table
  • Struggling with the Impostor Syndrome while writing and launching a book to the world

To find out more about Velera Wilson – https://www.velerawilson.com/

To pre-order Velera’s book “Absolutely Worth It” – https://www.velerawilson.com/absolutelyworthit