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Freedom Seeker Chronicles
38 minutes | Sep 1, 2018
Kelsey Murphy on changing your life, fifteen minutes at a time
Big dreams take time, and sometimes can feel overwhelming. Today's guest shares how we can achieve anything when we focus on it for fifteen minutes at a time. Kelsey Murphy is a career strategist, certified life coach and founder of Whiskey and Work. Previously the Advertising Director for Nintendo and Elizabeth Arden, she now works with people all over the world to help them create a more fulfilling career and life. Some of her clients include the management of Facebook, Apple and TOMS. She’s also a snowboarder, a dreamer and a fresh air addict, and her positivity is contagious.
34 minutes | Aug 25, 2018
Kate Eckman on body confidence and bringing the joy
Kate Eckman is a plus size model, QVC TV presenter, motivational speaker and all-round joy bringer. Well-versed in the competitive nature of a career in modelling and TV presenting, Kate has learnt a lot about body confidence and self-compassion, and is sharing that with us today. She’s committed to helping others face up to their fears, own their stories and be comfortable in their own skin. We are talking about confidence, dealing with comparison and encouraging self compassion. Listen in, you’re in for a treat…
39 minutes | Aug 19, 2018
Kelly Rae Roberts and Mati Rose McDonough on life, art-making, friendship and all the things
For many many people, living a creative life, and making their living that way, is a dream. For today's guests Kelly Rae Roberts and Mati Rose McDonough, it's the life path they have chosen. It hasn't always been easy, but their friendship has played a huge part in keeping them inspired and motivated through the good times and the tough times. I am especially delighted to have them on the show, together, because of the pivotal role they have played in my life. Get yourself a cuppa and pull up a chair. You'll feel like you are round the kitchen table with these inspiring ladies...
31 minutes | Aug 12, 2018
Brandon Evans on getting lost and finding meaning
What happens when you chase financial success, achieve it and then realise that things don't feel quite as good as you thought they would? Brandon Evans is the CEO and co-founder of 1Heart, a conscious start-up studio who found out the answer the hard way. Brandon previously built two $100 million companies, but after achieving financial success, he woke up one day lost and began a spiritual journey which he chronicled in his first Medium article entitled, ‘Lost on purpose’. That went instantly viral and he has since founded 1Heart with his best friend, with the goal of helping entrepreneurs to find their path and build conscious companies. I talked to Brandon about finding real meaning, and keeping it real.
34 minutes | Aug 4, 2018
Lilla Rogers on thriving in a creative career
Lilla Rogers is one of the world’s top art agents, who happens to be both a badass businesswoman and a deeply intuitive spiritual person. Lilla is a brilliant example of blending the two, and she trusts much of her three decades of success to trusting her gut. Lilla’s love for art led her to a hugely successful illustration career in New York in the 1980s, but it’s the entrepreneurial gene she inherited from her parents that led her into the agency business. Her agency, Lilla Rogers Studio, has sold art for products worth over $200 million. But what I love most about Lilla is that she is a true champion of women, especially those in business. Personally, as a co-founder of MakeArtThatSells.com (MATS) with Lilla, I am honoured to call her both business partner and friend, and am excited to co-teach with Lilla on our upcoming MATS MBA (Money BadAss) money course for creative people. This episode is full of sparkling gems of wisdom for living a creative life and making a living doing it, from someone who has been around the block and back again. Get ready to be inspired!
36 minutes | Jul 28, 2018
Tina Chantrey on mindful running and how it healed her after divorce
For many many people, running is more than just a sport. It’s time alone, it’s meditation, it’s pushing your body and mind to its limits or it’s connecting with a tribe of people who love it too. It might be all of those things and more. For one runner and sports journalist Tina Chantrey, running is a coping mechanism and stress reliever that has pushed Tina through difficult times – getting divorced and navigating a new life as a single mum. Whether you’re a novice runner or a marathon lover, this interview with Tina will highlight just how important it is to find what it is that releases stress within you and practice it day after day. If you’ve been intrigued about how running might be able to help you but aren’t sure how to keep it up or get started, listen in for lots of tips on what you may be doing wrong. It all starts with reframing your thoughts about what “running” is and what you’re expecting of yourself…
30 minutes | Jul 21, 2018
Pete Mosley on the art of shouting quietly
Are you a quiet soul trying to sell your craft in a noisy world? Have you always wanted to establish yourself as a thought leader but think your introversion or inner-fears may be holding you back? My guest on today’s show proves that there is strength in introversion – you don’t have to shout loudly to make an impact or gain custom. Pete Mosley is the author of The Art Of Shouting Quietly, a book that shows you how to see your quietness, introversion or lack of confidence as a strength, and work with the right communication channels that will help you shine and authentically connect with the world. Join us in this episode where we talk about challenging inner voices that hold us back, finding and owning the environments that make us come alive, and using your introversion as a competitive advantage.
30 minutes | Jul 15, 2018
Mary-Anne Wagner on healing the soul
Allow me to introduce you to a woman with a very unique, extraordinary view of life thanks to a particular special gift. Mary-Anne Wagner does what is called 'soul counselling', communicating with the souls of loved ones and/or animals past and present to share messages you need to hear to find peace in your life. Mary-Anne can even invite your own soul to connect with her, to show her what it most wants you to know. And when she passes on what she has been shown, it feels like something you knew deep down, but perhaps ignored, or turned away from, or allowed to be shouted down by noisier things in your life. Mary-Anne’s personal story is compelling and the wisdom she has gained from this unusual ‘career’ is incredibly important. I simply had to invite Mary-Anne onto the podcast to find out more about how she discovered this gift, how she has helped others heal, and what we can all learn from the recurring themes she has been witness to. Don’t miss this! We talk more about the work Mary-Anne does and the session we had together, so if you’re intrigued, listen in…
38 minutes | Jul 7, 2018
Pia Jane Bijkerk on unleashing your inner magic
There is beauty, creativity and purpose inside each and every one of us. Yes, we get days where our sparkle is dulled, but by breathing into it, understanding who you are and what’s important to you, will help you bounce back with the vivacity you’ve always had. My next guest Pia Jane Bijkerk knows all about helping creative people to slow their minds and listen to their hearts. Pia is a stylist, photographer, author and creative mentor and down she is also a wanderer, a philosopher and a seeker of beauty. I called Pia to the show because I knew the strength her story has brought to the many people who know her (including me) and I can’t wait for her to share with you the creative, guiding principles she lives by which allows her to unleash magic across the world every day. Listen in for a real dose of creative energy.
31 minutes | Jul 1, 2018
Kathe Crawford on revealing your secrets
Kathe Crawford lived a secret life for three decades before finally discovering how different life can be when you open up to your truth. Kathe’s story is a deeply moving and a huge lesson to every one of us. Listen in to hear the remarkable journey of a woman who set herself free by following her truth, and the difficult but necessary journey that followed as she revealed her secret. It will inspire you to release any secrets that have been weighing you down, and embrace the most authentic version of yourself.
32 minutes | Jun 21, 2018
Karen Darke on finding your inner gold
When Karen Darke was 10 years old, she decided she would climb all 3000ft of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. She did so nearly 25 decades years later, even though she has been in a wheelchair since a rock climbing accident at the age of 21. She spent five days hoisting herself up the rockface and spent the nights on ledges in the cliff. This is just one example of extraordinary bravery and perseverance by Karen, who became Paralympic Champion in hand-cycling at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. She says “Life has taught me the importance of holding tight to belief, and never, ever giving up.” I invited her onto the show to share more about her amazing attitude to life, and what we can all learn from her about resilience, perseverance and possibility.
45 minutes | Nov 21, 2017
Alexandra Franzen on Surviving career curveballs and the setbacks of self-employment
Are you an aspiring writer on a creative path constantly facing setbacks? Are you embarking on a change in your creative career and something’s just not quite clicking? Or are you someone who feels like they’ve lost their sense of “Who am I?” “Is this the right direction for me?” This conversation with the wonderful Alexandra Franzen will help you march forward again. Alexandra is a smart, witty, successful writer – her words featured in some of the world’s biggest publications like Forbes, TIME, Newsweek, The Huffington Post and Life Hacker. Even in song lyrics and stencilled onto paintings – who helps creative people find encouragement again. She has a giant heart, and throughout her successful writing and radio career Alex has survived every type of writing related drama you can imagine. I invited Alex on to the show to share with me how despite those moments of wanting to give it all up, she finds the courage to dig deep, stay focused and carry on producing her best work.
39 minutes | Nov 14, 2017
Ruth Anslow on How to find your true life’s calling (even if you already have a highly paid career)
We often live out our lives on the path we thought was right for us when we left school. We recognised what it was we were good at, what our passion was, what pays good money in the long game, and we follow that path for a long time into adulthood in the hope that we get that beautiful home, nice car, amazing friends and family. But what happens when you achieve all that? What if you’re left craving something more? If this sounds like you, you need to meet my guest on today’s episode, Ruth Anslow, a woman who quit her Global Marketing Manager career to unveil a purpose-rich life as a social entrepreneur. It was a difficult road, but she discovered her true path and is here to share tips with you in discovering yours. If you enjoyed this episode you can read the show notes and subscribe at www.bethkempton.com/podcast
40 minutes | Nov 7, 2017
Rebecca Hughes on Giving yourself permission to explore
Do you crave unexpected adventure in your life? Have you shied away from risk and got too comfortable in the way you live, work and play? Today’s episode with Women’s Adventure Expo co-founder Rebecca Hughes is sure to get you fired up and curious about how to bring adventure into your daily routine. In this episode, we discuss the two different types of adventure seekers. There’s the sporty, thrill-seeking adventurer who challenges herself physically and mentally, and there’s the “urban explorer” adventurer who’s curiosity leads to twists and turns in business and life. Which one are you? Listen in and hear why Rebecca believes all women should give themselves permission to explore, live bravely and surround themselves with a community of likeminded souls. Enjoy the show! If you enjoyed this episode you can read the show notes and subscribe at www.bethkempton.com/podcast
33 minutes | Oct 31, 2017
Josie Adams on How her dream turned into her path to entrepreneurial success
This episode of Freedom Seeker Chronicles is a fascinating story for anyone who fears their dreams could be too far from reality. After meeting in Japan in 2013, Josie and her partner Tom set up The Coffee Gondola, a completely mobile gondola serving fine coffee in the mountains. The business began as a dream Josie had and has ever since gone from strength to strength. Listen in, you will go away making plans and taking action. If you enjoyed this episode you can read the show notes and subscribe at www.bethkempton.com/podcast
34 minutes | Oct 24, 2017
Sam Reynolds On surviving cancer 3 times and the importance of radical self care
You won’t believe me when I share how I met my next guest on today’s show – Sam Reynolds – former PA to Daniel Craig (that’s right, she was the PA for James Bond!). Sam is a 3 times cancer survivor who founded Sam’s Spaces, a network for people finding their way after cancer. After our fateful meeting, I share the story on the show, I was so blown away by Sam’s story that I interviewed her for my book Freedom Seeker and was wholly moved by her strength and light. I’m delighted to have Sam on the show today to talk more about the healing process after having such traumatic experiences. We go deep into why we need to make radical self-care at the forefront of everything we do. If you or someone you know is going through or has experienced a life changing trauma of any kind in their lives, this one is for you. Key Moments [5m 30s] Sam shares the biggest gift that cancer has given her [6m 50s] We talk about whether stress can bring on cancer and Sam’s own experiences [7m 30s] What a typical day looked like in Sam’s life as a celebrity PA before her health deteriorated [9m 50s] Sam shares how she was diagnosed with breast cancer at such a tender age of 27 [10m 40s] We share thoughts on the relationship between the mind and body, and how to read signs when they are out of balance [13m 15s] Sam tells us about the healing process following her third remission [16m 0s] We chat about the way our minds and bodies cope when subjected to any kind of trauma [18m 50s] The struggles with saying NO in this day and age when we need to listen to what our bodies need [20m 0s] Sam tells us about Sam’s Spaces, the support system in place and the connection the community has [26m 0s] Now that Sam is healthy again, she shares her tips in radical self-care, recommendations that are especially helpful for mums [30m 0s] For anyone enduring something traumatic currently, Sam shares her advice to you [32m 0s] What does freedom mean to Sam in her life right now? People & resources mentioned Yoga with Adrienne – Sam’s yoga classes she takes at home via Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFKE7WVJfvaHW5q283SxchA Where to find Sam @Samspaces on Instagram @Samspaces on twitter Samspaces on Facebook www.samspaces.co.uk
41 minutes | Oct 17, 2017
Kerry Roy on How redundancy helped her escape
In this episode we talk to a free spirited Yorkshire lass who combines running a successful Glamping, Wedding and Events Business with feeding her addiction for Travel and Adventure. Always determined to fulfil her dreams, seek new opportunities, travel often and be forever grateful for the wonderful journey of life’s explorations we are given, in listening to Kerry’s story you will be filled with motivation to bring your dream to life. If you enjoyed this episode, hear more or see the show notes at www.bethkempton.com/podcast
37 minutes | Oct 10, 2017
Jess Van Den On Making an income from the things you create
Many creatives dream of turning the items they make into a profitable business that can support their lifestyles so they are free to do work they love from wherever they desire. For one lady, this dream is an ongoing reality and she strives to help other makers profit from their talents and live a life that’s true to them too. Jess Van Den is a silversmith from Australia who makes beautiful jewellery from her solar powered studio north of Brisbane. She’s the founder and editor of Create & Thrive & the Thriver Circle, supporting creatives turning their handmade hobby into a full-time business and together with her husband Nick, she has built a life for themselves centred around freedom and flexibility. Key Moments: [3m 15s] How Jess came to discover the heart and soul behind her business and understand her ‘why’ in business [6m 0s] The moment Jess decided to make her hobby her business [10m 30s] What Jess’s day to day life looks like, her creative routine and how she balances business + life commitments [13m 40s] Why Jess lets go of business priorities at weekends to create headspace [15m 20s] Jess + Beth’s thoughts on managing social media as a small business owner – and the importance of showing up as your whole self [not to fill gaps in your social schedule] [17m 0s] How Jess balances time, finances and energy for 2 businesses [21m 0s] Jess explains the different revenue streams that come from her businesses and how they support her [23m 05s] The challenges Jess is currently facing and how she differentiates urgent vs. important tasks [26m 15s] Jess highlights the common challenges creative business owners face and how to overcome them [29m 30s] Overcoming confidence issues and fear when you’re starting a creative business [31m 0s] The power of finding a community to support you [32m 20s] What Jess has learned in interviewing lots of entrepreneurs and changemakers for her podcast [35m 10s] Jess explains her very own definition of Freedom Where to find Jess: Website: www.createandthrive.com Thriver Circle: https://thrivercircle.com/ Shop: www.epheriell.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/JessVanDen FB: www.facebook.com/createandthrive IG: www.instagram.com/createandthrive People, books + concepts mentioned: Book: The Fortune Cookie Principle by Bernadette Jiwa (http://hyperurl.co/ynizr7) The Urgent and Important Matrix (explained well in this link: http://www.artofmanliness.com/2013/10/23/eisenhower-decision-matrix/) Satisfied mind by Jeff Buckley (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCU3HXNGaAw)
42 minutes | Oct 3, 2017
Ben Keene on Risk, Family Commitments + Starting a Business
Ben Keene is a Freedom Seeker at his very core. He is also the brilliant founder of Tribewanted, Head of The Escape School and founder of Rebel Book Club, and having a family of 4 to support, he is the best placed person to share entrepreneurial wisdom with those who are juggling business needs and family demands. In this episode, Ben shares how to deal with risk, family and the desire for travel. If you enjoyed this episode you can read the show notes and subscribe at www.bethkempton.com/podcast
41 minutes | Sep 26, 2017
Theresa Reed on Living Intuitively
When was the last time you really listened to your intuition? When was the last time you made a decision based only on your gut instinct? That’s the topic we got talking around in this episode – why leading with your intuition is the key to happy, balanced, free life for you and those around you. I am thrilled to welcome Theresa Reed, aka “The Tarot Lady” to the show. She is the perfect fit for this episode having worked with entrepreneurs the world over to help them channel their inner guide and find their own sense of direction. Theresa has been a full-time Tarot card reader for close to 30 years. She reads tarot via email, over the phone and on skype for clients and has become well known for her tarot business forecasting reading which she regularly offers for entrepreneurs seeking direction. Grab a cuppa and join us for this one off, special chat where Theresa also shares some rich, parenting advice that she’s developed thanks to her career reading tarot. Be sure to stay tuned to the end, Theresa picks out a tarot card especially for you… If you enjoyed this episode you can read the show notes and subscribe at www.bethkempton.com/podcast
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