BRAVE NEW GIRL

Lou Hamilton

Welcome to stories of impact, courage and tenacity, told by entrepreneurs, disruptors, creatives, change-makers and campaigners who are focused on the well-being of People & the Planet. Not afraid to go deep, host Lou Hamilton and guests talk ideas, innovation, social and environmental issues, creativity, and how they, as those who identify as women or non-binary, energise their circle of influence and beyond. It is a platform for voices who are positively impacting the world with a story they dare to share about how they found courage, purpose and passion, through all of their challenges and set-backs. If you are looking to connect with a wider community, build an impactful business or help create a better world, then these guests are your people, and listening to them will support you on your journey. Be courageous in your vision and impact in the world. Thank you for listening and please subscribe to keep up to date on new episodes as they're released. Lou Hamilton is a filmmaker, artist, author of Brave New Girl- How to Be Fearless, and founder of Brave New Girl Media which helps you grow your business, increase influence & gain visibility through brand storytelling & podcast guesting. Follow on Instagram @brave_newgirl - Read Lou's internationally bestselling book DARE TO SHARE or take the course on podcast guesting www.bravenewgirlmedia.com

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Stop Talking, Start Doing with #1 bestselling author, speaker & entrepreneur Shaa Wasmund MBE
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Stop Talking, Start Doing with #1 bestselling author, speaker & entrepreneur Shaa Wasmund MBE
My Guest this week is Shaa Wasmund MBE. She’s just brought out the 10th anniversary edition of her #1 bestselling book Stop Talking Start Doing in which she does a deep dive teach into what holds people back, the fears, the false beliefs, the unhealthy habits, the procrastination and sabotage all that can stop budding entrepreneurs from getting started and established entrepreneurs from soaring to the top level. First time round the book had a record-breaking 14 months at No 1 in the charts and now this updated edition has gone straight in at number 3 in the charts and is WH Smith’s Book of the Month. Shaa is an entrepreneur, public speaker and the author of three #1 bestselling books. Awarded an MBE from the Queen for ‘Services to Business and Entrepreneurship’ she’s also named one of the UK’s Top 20 Influential Entrepreneurs by The Sunday Times. She became the first licensed female boxing manager at the age of 21, you started your own PR agency and helped build Dyson from Sir James Dyson’s kitchen table, you built  SMARTA helping 12 million people into business and grew an active online community of over 500,000 small businesses. “Doing” comes naturally to Shaa as a result of the Post Traumatic Growth Syndrome she experienced from childhood to the age of 30. However what she has learned through her work with up and coming business owners, she has evolved and developed into the techniques she shares in her book so that others' are able to build confidence through the momentum of doing.  Thanks so much Shaa for sharing with us the power of taking action over just dreaming and talking. I encourage all my listeners to pick up a copy of Shaa’s book and just like it says on the tin:  Stop Talking, Start Doing.Thanks also for showing us how we can scratch that itch, pull our socks up and get doing that thing that is going to give us our best life. Take her quiz www.shaa.com/stoptakingstartdoingquiz You can find out more about Shaa’s work on her book Stop Talking, Start Doing in all good book sellersand follow her on Instagram @ShaawasmundJoin Lou on LinkedinFollow her @brave_newgirl on Instagram and get her books Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless, FEAR LESS and her Internationally Bestselling book DARE TO SHARE on Amazon or Waterstones or Barnes & Noble. UK & US versions available.Lou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media putting your story in the spotlight, showcasing your vision and supercharging your impact by guesting you on global podcasts  by Melody LoopSupport the showGuest on global podcasts to increase your business growth, influence, and visibility Brave New Girl Media Dare to Share- bestselling guide to podcast guesting Podcast Guest online course Be represented by our PR Agency dedicated to guesting you on podcasts
Stop Talking, Start Doing with #1 bestselling author, speaker & entrepreneur Shaa Wasmund MBE
Yesterday
Stop Talking, Start Doing with #1 bestselling author, speaker & entrepreneur Shaa Wasmund MBE
My Guest this week is Shaa Wasmund MBE. She’s just brought out the 10th anniversary edition of her #1 bestselling book Stop Talking Start Doing in which she does a deep dive teach into what holds people back, the fears, the false beliefs, the unhealthy habits, the procrastination and sabotage all that can stop budding entrepreneurs from getting started and established entrepreneurs from soaring to the top level. First time round the book had a record-breaking 14 months at No 1 in the charts and now this updated edition has gone straight in at number 3 in the charts and is WH Smith’s Book of the Month. Shaa is an entrepreneur, public speaker and the author of three #1 bestselling books. Awarded an MBE from the Queen for ‘Services to Business and Entrepreneurship’ she’s also named one of the UK’s Top 20 Influential Entrepreneurs by The Sunday Times. She became the first licensed female boxing manager at the age of 21, you started your own PR agency and helped build Dyson from Sir James Dyson’s kitchen table, you built  SMARTA helping 12 million people into business and grew an active online community of over 500,000 small businesses. “Doing” comes naturally to Shaa as a result of the Post Traumatic Growth Syndrome she experienced from childhood to the age of 30. However what she has learned through her work with up and coming business owners, she has evolved and developed into the techniques she shares in her book so that others' are able to build confidence through the momentum of doing.  Thanks so much Shaa for sharing with us the power of taking action over just dreaming and talking. I encourage all my listeners to pick up a copy of Shaa’s book and just like it says on the tin:  Stop Talking, Start Doing.Thanks also for showing us how we can scratch that itch, pull our socks up and get doing that thing that is going to give us our best life. Take her quiz www.shaa.com/stoptakingstartdoingquiz You can find out more about Shaa’s work on her book Stop Talking, Start Doing in all good book sellersand follow her on Instagram @ShaawasmundJoin Lou on LinkedinFollow her @brave_newgirl on Instagram and get her books Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless, FEAR LESS and her Internationally Bestselling book DARE TO SHARE on Amazon or Waterstones or Barnes & Noble. UK & US versions available.Lou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media putting your story in the spotlight, showcasing your vision and supercharging your impact by guesting you on global podcasts  by Melody LoopSupport the showGuest on global podcasts to increase your business growth, influence, and visibility Brave New Girl Media Dare to Share- bestselling guide to podcast guesting Podcast Guest online course Be represented by our PR Agency dedicated to guesting you on podcasts
Scoring at life with football TV presenter Alison Bender
Nov 22 2022
Scoring at life with football TV presenter Alison Bender
This week's guest is Alison Bender, a football reporter and TV presenter. When she was ten years old she knew she wanted to be a presenter but her teachers told her it was a terrible idea.  Fast forward to now and she’s living her dream, travelling the world interviewing some of the greatest footballers and managers of our generation.  England Women winning the Euros has helped put women’s football on the map. And women in sports media is on the rise too. Alison feels there is still a lot of work to do but we are moving in the right direction. As a little girl she said she wanted to be a presenter but that dream was poo pooed. She was also growing up in a household where her mum was an alcoholic, so how did that shy little girl find her way? She would see opportunities and then put herself in front of them.She made her way into TV, but after working on scripts for the presenters she knew it was the presenting that she wanted to do. She said her first screen tests were terrible, but she learned what she needed to do, kept trying and eventually landed a gig. Covid put the Kibosh on live sport. And then last November she discovered she had breast cancer. Both these life hits, made her sit back and reassess. She realised she need to have something that wasn't reliant on her time.So she created a course helping young people learn the ropes of TV presenting. Now she is able to support the next generation of female sports presenters come up through the ranks, at the same as leading the way on our screens.Thanks so much Alison for sharing behind the scenes of the footballing and TV world and for helping give similar possibilities to young people who want to follow in your footsteps.Thank you also for showing us that it is possible to have big dreams and by putting the right steps in place you can work towards achieving them. You can find out more about Alison’s work on: and follow her on Linkedin @AlisonBender Join Lou on LinkedinFollow her @brave_newgirl on Instagram and get her books Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless, FEAR LESS and her Internationally Bestselling book DARE TO SHARE on Amazon or Waterstones or Barnes & Noble. UK & US versions available.Lou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media putting your story in the spotlight, showcasing your vision and supercharging your impact by guesting you on global podcasts  by Melody LoopSupport the showSupport the showGuest on global podcasts to increase your business growth, influence, and visibility Brave New Girl Media Dare to Share- bestselling guide to podcast guesting Podcast Guest online course Be represented by our PR Agency dedicated to guesting you on podcasts
Healing with Horses - equine facilitated therapy with Loredana Caminiti
Nov 15 2022
Healing with Horses - equine facilitated therapy with Loredana Caminiti
My guest this week is Loredana Caminiti founder of Be Horself a Horse Assisted Wellbeing organisation that practices the innovative experiential learning method of Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL), so that you can safely interact with horses, from the ground, and be gently guided by their intuition to unlock the blocks holding you back.Loredana had an idyllic childhood in the mountains, living close with nature. Even though her family then moved to the city for her to go school she kept her memories of the mountains and her love of the wild.She had an adventurous spirit and as a young woman headed off to New York, working jobs that she had to, but also making the most out of life. But her former husband got ill and that stopped her in her tracks. Nursing him back to health made her realise there was more to life than working hard and playing hard. So she went off and trained in Equine Facilitated learning and when she moved to the countryside outside London she founded the wellbeing centre at her farm and created Be Horself. She also runs retreats with emotional well-being coach Sandra Wright (interviewed last week) Thank you Loredana for the powerful work you and your horses do in helping people overcome their fears and embrace the true essence of who they are. Thanks also for showing us that when we open up to nature and to other sentient beings that we also open up to ourselves. You can find out more about Loredana’s work on and follow her on Instagram @behorselfJoin Lou on LinkedinFollow her @brave_newgirl on Instagram and get her books Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless, FEAR LESS and her Internationally Bestselling book DARE TO SHARE on Amazon or Waterstones or Barnes & Noble. UK & US versions available.Lou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media putting your story in the spotlight, showcasing your vision and supercharging your impact by guesting you on global podcasts  by Melody LoopSupport the showGuest on global podcasts to increase your business growth, influence, and visibility Brave New Girl Media Dare to Share- bestselling guide to podcast guesting Podcast Guest online course Be represented by our PR Agency dedicated to guesting you on podcasts
From burnout to bravery to break-through with Sandra Wright
Nov 8 2022
From burnout to bravery to break-through with Sandra Wright
My guest this week is Sandra Wright who went from extreme adrenal burnout to re-calibrating her life and becoming a bravery coach to encourage stressed-out individuals, juggling busy careers, teams and personal lives to balance emotional wellbeing, in order to communicate successfully and find fulfilment from within. The last few years, helped by the pandemic, have seen Sandra herself, releasing toxic relationships, addiction, and expectation, but also accessing the true creative inside her; the artist, the free spirit and more gentle and kinder soul, that she had lost along the way. As a child, despite a broken home, she'd always been sporty, academic, content and outgoing. And growing up and heading out into the world, she went straight from school into retail management, cheeky, likeable, memorable, with escapism as the driver. She was adventurous and an adrenaline junkie. But her fast living came with set-backs. A serious car crash on the motorway, a head injury sustained at work, unhealthy relationships, and eventually she was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue. She had to learn to slow down.She went on a retreat to train as an emotional well being coach and realised she needed to learn to look after herself too. Her purpose became to support others to be happy, with themselves, their decisions and the environment and systems that they operate within. When they have lost faith she held hope for them that there are options. She shone the light to help them find themselves.She appeared to go through the next evolution every 7 years to find her true north, and each 7 years the vision of who she is becomes becomes clearer. Now, with her business partner Loredana Caminiti (interviewed for next week's episode) they run barn retreats with horses using the equine assisted learning method, and Sandra bring her emotional bravery coaching into the mix by helping people connect with nature.Thanks so much Sandra for sharing how we can be Brave To Break Free from what’s not working for us and learn to live more balanced lives. Thanks also for showing the power of nature to lead us back to ourselves and our own true nature. You can find out more about Sandra’s work at and follow her on Linkedin @SandraWrightJoin Lou on LinkedinFollow her @brave_newgirl on Instagram and get her books Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless, FEAR LESS and her Internationally Bestselling book DARE TO SHARE on Amazon or Waterstones or Barnes & Noble. UK & US versions available.Lou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media putting your story in the spotlight, showcasing your vision and supercharging your impact by guesting you on global podcasts  by Melody LoopSupport the showGuest on global podcasts to increase your business growth, influence, and visibility Brave New Girl Media Dare to Share- bestselling guide to podcast guesting Podcast Guest online course Be represented by our PR Agency dedicated to guesting you on podcasts
If ever there was a time for a hug in a mug, it's now. Let's have a cuppa with HotTea Mama founder Bethan Thomas
Nov 1 2022
If ever there was a time for a hug in a mug, it's now. Let's have a cuppa with HotTea Mama founder Bethan Thomas
My guest this week is Bethan Thomas a Tea Scientist & the first non-Chinese person to get a degree in Tea Science from the University in Fujian, China. She worked as a tea buyer for some of the UK's biggest tea brands before co-founding HotTea Mama an award-winning tea company, making teas to support better periods, pregnancy, motherhood & menopause, from gut health to hormonal balance. Bethan's business survived and thrived through the pandemic, post-pandemic and now with cost-of living crisis because tea is an affordable comfort for people. Even though her teas are on the more expensive end, they are herbal and have some medicinal properties so you could say they are a more affordable than food based supplements, though comparable in what they offer. Hot Tea Mama came about because of  the problems women face at different stages of life in terms of gut health and hormonal balance. With Bethan's tea science background she was able to create the right blends of tea to suits different women's health issues.Thanks so much Bethan for creating a hug in a mug that puts women’s wellness and health at the heart of the teas you create. As a post-menopausal woman I certainly enjoy the tea that you created for the likes of me.Thanks also for showing us how we can take our passion and turn it into a purposeful pursuit for the good of others. You can find out more about Bethan’s work on and follow her on Instragram at Hotteamama Join Lou on LinkedinFollow her @brave_newgirl on Instagram and get her books Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless, FEAR LESS and her Internationally Bestselling book DARE TO SHARE on Amazon or Waterstones or Barnes & Noble. UK & US versions available.Lou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media putting your story in the spotlight, showcasing your vision and supercharging your impact by guesting you on global podcasts  by Melody Loop Support the showGuest on global podcasts to increase your business growth, influence, and visibility Brave New Girl Media Dare to Share- bestselling guide to podcast guesting Podcast Guest online course Be represented by our PR Agency dedicated to guesting you on podcasts
Artfully making the world a better place with artist agency founder Kristina Snyder
Oct 24 2022
Artfully making the world a better place with artist agency founder Kristina Snyder
This week’s guest is Kristina Synder founder of an agency based in New York that represents a dynamic and diverse range of illustrators, animators, designers and visual artists from around the world. She is committed to empowering her clients and artists to forge conscientious and creative collaborations.She found that the during and since the pandemic the interest of brands to use illustration and animation has increased, and that the collaborations between commercial business and creatives have also been on the rise too.Kristina was always artistic herself but it wasn't encouraged particularly, so it was only when she got older and got her hands on a camera that she started to make creative photographic work. She ended up travelling extensively and eventually it took her to New York.With no money or connections, she found herself in the artistic world. She met her husband who was a musician and they lived and breathed with the creative community around them.Kristina started a photographic agency but over time that evolved into  the international art agency she heads up today.She sees the huge possibility in artists using their creativity to positively impact the world and as an entrepreneur and supporter of her artists, she actively encourages and facilitates that.Thanks so much Kristina for leading us on a journey through the lives of creative and artistic people and how they can have a positive impact in the world. Thank you also for for showing us that following our gut, growing organically and celebrating our creativity will lead us to living fully expressed lives that bring us fulfillment and purpose.You can find out more about Kristina on and follow her on Linkedin @KristinaSnyderJoin Lou on LinkedinFollow her @brave_newgirl on Instagram and get her books Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless, FEAR LESS and her Internationally Bestselling book DARE TO SHARE on Amazon or Waterstones or Barnes & Noble. UK & US versions available.Lou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media putting your story in the spotlight, showcasing your vision and supercharging your impact by guesting you on global podcasts  by Melody LoopSupport the showGuest on global podcasts to increase your business growth, influence, and visibility Brave New Girl Media Dare to Share- bestselling guide to podcast guesting Podcast Guest online course Be represented by our PR Agency dedicated to guesting you on podcasts
Transforming pain into purpose with Green Queen founder Sonalie Figueiras
Oct 17 2022
Transforming pain into purpose with Green Queen founder Sonalie Figueiras
This week’s guest is serial social entrepreneur Sonalie Figueiras. She is the founder & editor-in-chief of Green Queen, an award-winning impact media platform advocating for social & environmental change in Hong Kong with a mission to shift consumer behaviour through inspiring & empowering original content. Sonalie paints a picture of what the climate crisis consciousness in Hong Kong and Asia as a whole and what she is trying to do with her Green Queen Media Platform.There were definitely some clues in her childhood to the woman she became – not least in being bullied for being different, but more importantly how she used a natural journalistic flair to create magazines to entertain and educate her peers, from a young age. Then her health journey took her down a long and frustrating path in which she experienced medical misogyny and a series of no answers. That was until she decided to take her own health and well-being into her own hands. Out of the ashes of all those seemingly wasted years she created her life around health, well-being & green living. And this led to wanting to help others in the same way. And so her attention focussed on Green Queen magazine/media platform, Sustainable packaging and Climate Tech. She talks about giving people choices, ideas, stories and information to live a healthier, greener, kinder life.And if she could rip up the system and start again she would focus on circularity, degrowth, indigenous learnings, biophilia, regenerative systems, celebration of difference and matriarchy.Thanks so much Sonalie, for creating a media platform that encourages debate on the topics around climate change and green solutions.Thanks also for showing us how we can rise up from our own personal set-backs and channel our phoenix-like energy into something bigger than ourselves. You can find out more about her work on and follow her on Linkedin @SonalieFigueirasJoin Lou on LinkedinFollow her @brave_newgirl on Instagram and get her books Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless, FEAR LESS and her Internationally Bestselling book DARE TO SHARE on Amazon or Waterstones or Barnes & Noble. UK & US versions available.Lou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media putting your story in the spotlight, showcasing your vision and supercharging your impact by guesting you on global podcasts  by Melody LoopsSupport the showGuest on global podcasts to increase your business growth, influence, and visibility Brave New Girl Media Dare to Share- bestselling guide to podcast guesting Podcast Guest online course Be represented by our PR Agency dedicated to guesting you on podcasts
Up-level your health with Dr Lauren Kelley-Chew
Oct 10 2022
Up-level your health with Dr Lauren Kelley-Chew
This week’s guest is Dr Lauren Kelley-Chew, Head of Clinical Product at Levels -an organisation founded to increase awareness around the epidemic levels of metabolic dysfunction & give individuals the tools & knowledge to make tangible lifestyle changes. Lauren’s mission is to solve the metabolic health crisis & make good health accessible to everyone.Metabolic dysfunction is the single largest health crisis facing the worldOver 120M Americans have prediabetes or diabetes and 9 or the 10 leading causes of death in the US are caused or worsened by metabolic dysfunction. Insulin resistance and metabolic dysfunction don’t just underlie diabetes. There is virtually no symptom or disease that is not touched by insulin resistance, and it’s estimated that 88% of the country might have it.Growing up Lauren undertook a career in finance (healthcare private equity) and then earned a scholarship to go to medical school. Seeing the way medicine is taught and practiced during her clinical training in medical school — she believed the entire system is broken and most of the way medicine is practiced doesn't make sense. At the same time her own health was plummeting She became very passionate about improving people's health and changing the U.S. healthcare system and got into Health Tech.Rather than being a victim of the healthcare system, she decided to try to change it and to help people gain power over their own health rather than relying on the broken system; she founded a digital health startup focused on digestive disease.She then went on to work for Levels who have built their technology to help people close the loop on their dietary and lifestyle choices with real-time data. They are looking to establish themselves as the thought leaders in metabolic health and pioneers of "biosensors" (consumer wearables that track deeper and more meaningful metrics). Thanks so much Dr Lauren for sharing how Levels is helping people track their own health so that they can hold themselves accountable to the changes they want to make. You can find out more about Dr Lauren’s work www.levelshealth.com and follow her on Instagram: @drkelleychewThere is currently a waitlist to join Levels in the UK. However, we were able to get a link levels.link/LOU set up for you so you can skip the waitlist and be apart of the beta.Join Lou on LinkedinFollow her @brave_newgirl on Instagram and get her books Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless, FEAR LESS and her Internationally Bestselling book DARE TO SHARE on Amazon or Waterstones or Barnes & Noble. UK & US versions available.Lou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media putting your story in the spotlight, showcasing your vision and supercharging your impact by guesting you on global podcasts  by Melody LoopsSupport the showGuest on global podcasts to increase your business growth, influence, and visibility Brave New Girl Media Dare to Share- bestselling guide to podcast guesting Podcast Guest online course Be represented by our PR Agency dedicated to guesting you on podcasts
Celebrating your Neurodiversity with ADHD Ambassador Azryah Harvey
Oct 3 2022
Celebrating your Neurodiversity with ADHD Ambassador Azryah Harvey
Azryah Harvey is an anti-racism consultant, public speaker, writer, and content creator. She was diagnosed with ADHD aged 30 after suspecting she was living with the condition for a few years. While apprehensive about securing the diagnosis, Azryah felt validated when she received an ADHD diagnosis as it explained many of the challenges she had been experiencing.  Up to 75% of women living with ADHD are undiagnosed in the UK alone.Azryah is an ADHD Ambassador for Staring Back at you Campaign by Takeda UK. She feels very strongly about ADHD and special educational needs in general - she was a teacher and pastoral lead in an SEN school for years - and she feels there is a very delicate balance between acknowledging your needs and advocating for yourself so you are accommodated correctly and also recognising that a portion of our issues is not that we have a disability, but more that the world is often a very rigid and discriminatory place. Having ADHD can be very challenging, but not knowing you have it compounds everything! Creating that awareness and alerting people to the signs, she believes, will change lives. And as a woman we are socialised in a way that tells us to prioritise the needs of others. This campaign encourages women and non-binary people to prioritise themselves! Azryah believes that we must find the strength to reject those ideals and acknowledge that there is nothing ‘wrong’ with us, but that the world does not account for or embrace difference and diversity the way it should. The anti-racism work she does in schools consists of training, policy work, curriculum work and pupil workshops.  They work with the entire school body to assess what areas the school need support in and use a holistic approach to increase racial literacy. The company is run predominantly by black women, so we use that sense that advocate for black and other ethnic minority groups and aim to improve the well being and quality of teaching for all children. Thanks Azryah for sharing your journey to ADHD diagnosis and how you are helping schools to embrace diversity in all its forms. Thanks also for showing us how our difference can be our superpower  You can find out more about the Staring Back at Me campaign on follow her on Linkedin @Azryahharvey Join Lou on LinkedinFollow her @brave_newgirl on Instagram and get her books Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless, FEAR LESS and her Internationally Bestselling book DARE TO SHARE on Amazon or Waterstones or Barnes & Noble. UK & US versions available.Lou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media putting your story in the spotlight, showcasing your vision and supercharging your impact by guesting you on global podcasts  by Melody LoopsSupport the showGuest on global podcasts to increase your business growth, influence, and visibility Brave New Girl Media Dare to Share- bestselling guide to podcast guesting Podcast Guest online course Be represented by our PR Agency dedicated to guesting you on podcasts
Loud & Proud- getting your voice on the airwaves with The Podcast Boutique founder Lynsay Gould
Sep 26 2022
Loud & Proud- getting your voice on the airwaves with The Podcast Boutique founder Lynsay Gould
This week’s guest is Lynsay Gould founder and CEO of The Podcast Boutique, a podcast production company that champions indie podcasters and helps get more women’s voices heard through podcasting. She also started the Podcasting for Business Awards and most recently the podcast network We Are Emmeline.It's been a tough few years for everyone. Typically for her though, she doubled down in her work as podcasting seemed to explode during the first lockdown. She’s realised even more than before how important freedom is in her life and work.  From a working class family, happy home, they had all they needed but not all they wanted. Her parents believed in her and she grew up hearing ' you can have anything or be anything you want if you work hard enough'. Always very entrepreneurial - full of ideas to make money and start mini businesses.She left home for university before her mum got sick with Cancer so returned home to look after her. She passed away 2 weeks before she found out she was pregnant with her eldest daughter. She fell into HR and was there for 20 years - wanted to help people but got disheartened by the job when it became more like a PR job and reputation management for the company she worked for. Finding a lump in her throat that was suspected to be something sinister (believing that she'd lose her voice) she decided to start her podcast agency which is about helping women to use their voices and speak up and use their voices to be heard. Only 11% of top podcasts by women and she wants to change that. Lynsay knows what she is working towards. Equality for women. No gender pay gap. More women in podcasting in front and behind the mic. It's why she started Emmeline podcast network.She believes that using your voice no matter what, even when it feels like things are stacked against you. One voice can make a difference and create a ripple effect that can create change.Thanks Lynsay for giving so many more woman a platform for speaking out in the world, and wishing you well with the Emmeline Network.And thank you for showing us that when we use our voice to share our message, we can have a much greater influence in the world. You can find out more about Lynsay’s work on and follow her on Linkedin @LynsayGould Join Lou on LinkedinFollow her @brave_newgirl on Instagram and get her books Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless, FEAR LESS and her Internationally Bestselling book DARE TO SHARE on Amazon or Waterstones or Barnes & Noble. UK & US versions available.Lou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media putting your story in the spotlight, showcasing your vision and supercharging your impact by guesting you on global podcasts  by Melody LoopsSupport the showGuest on global podcasts to increase your business growth, influence, and visibility Brave New Girl Media Dare to Share- bestselling guide to podcast guesting Podcast Guest online course Be represented by our PR Agency dedicated to guesting you on podcasts
Putting the Va Va Vroom back into your v@ginal health with Kim Vopni
Sep 19 2022
Putting the Va Va Vroom back into your v@ginal health with Kim Vopni
This week’s guest is Kim Vopni, vagina coach, pelvic floor specialist and author of Your Pelvic Floor, a practical guide to solving your most intimate problems. She believes it's time for pelvic health to be discussed & offered to all vagina owners & that it's time to break through taboos & redefine how we think about women’s health.It took her awhile to figure out what she wanted to do...and then once she was in her career, she was laid off after 9 years.  Thankfully she had started a little side gig that has been her main thing for over 13 years now. Her 40's were a challenge...  perimenopause!  She had never heard of perimenopause at the time and was lost.  She herself had Rectocele & Uterine Prolapse. Having always been a healthy thriving person, to be sidelined by crazy symptoms was frustrating.  Ultimately it led her to great opportunities to learn, improve her own health and be able to help others. She was already living her purpose but it added fuel to her fire surrounding the lack of awareness and education on women's health. She offers online programs and coaching to help women prevent and overcome pelvic floor challenges.  There is so much suffering associated with pelvic health and so many people living less than their best life.  She is not interested in suffering and wants to ensure others know they don't have to. She believes courage is standing up for your beliefs knowing you may be met with resistance but doing it anyway. Thanks Kim for opening up the dialogue for vaginal health and making it normal to talk about so that we can get help to address any issues we have.Thank you also for showing us how not to give up on our vagina’s when they have seemingly given up on us. You can find out more about Kim’s work on and follow her on Instagram @vaginacoachJoin Lou on LinkedinFollow her @brave_newgirl on Instagram and get her books Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless, FEAR LESS and her Internationally Bestselling book DARE TO SHARE on Amazon or Waterstones or Barnes & Noble. UK & US versions available.Lou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media putting your story in the spotlight, showcasing your vision and supercharging your impact by guesting you on global podcasts  by Melody LoopsSupport the showGuest on global podcasts to increase your business growth, influence, and visibility Brave New Girl Media Dare to Share- bestselling guide to podcast guesting Podcast Guest online course Be represented by our PR Agency dedicated to guesting you on podcasts
Escaping gravity- the final frontier for saving our planet, with former deputy administrator of Nasa, Lori Garver
Sep 12 2022
Escaping gravity- the final frontier for saving our planet, with former deputy administrator of Nasa, Lori Garver
This week’s guest is Lori Garver, former Deputy Administrator for NASA & author of Escaping Gravity: My Quest to Transform NASA and Launch a New Space Age, describing how she drove the commercial space program with Elon Musk against the wishes of Senators on both sides of the House, whilst in a misogynistic, male-dominated NASA culture.The last two years have been challenging for us all. Lori increased her activist nature as much as possible to help drive to a better future. One of the ways she did this, was write a memoir that uses her career at NASA to help light a path to a better future for us all.As she outlines in the book, when she left home and went to college, she started to consider how she could best impact the world. She worked for John Glenn on his Presidential Campaign, which is what got her into space.The Challenger and Columbia accidents were both pain-points that showed her that human spaceflight had gotten off-track. The government led system was rewarding contractors and congress more interested in their own agenda, than true progress.Out of these literal ashes, she helped craft NASA policies and programs to reduce the cost of space transportation and make utilizing space for broad and valuable purposes more accessible.As a woman who has reached the one of highest echelons of NASA, being a role model to others is an important aspect of her later career. She began a Fellowship for collegiate women and gender minorities, which now offers 50 paid summer internships annually - with over 200 alumni currently. Two years ago, they expanded this to include another Fellowship to give even more opportunities Black college students. She’s also started a program called Earthrise Alliance, which is dedicated to fully utilizing satellite data to address climate change.We went to space over 50 years ago, and the most important thing we learned is about our home planet, Earth. What we have learned about our changing climate from space, has allowed us to understand what is happening and how to adopt ways to adapt and reverse the damage from humanity's dependence on greenhouse gas emissions.  Thank you so much Lori for giving us a bird’s eye view on the world and showing us how continued space exploration will give invaluable insights into how to protect our planet, and give us a future worth fighting for. Thanks also for showing us the fragility of our beautiful blue planet and reminding us to do all we can to conserve our oasis that hangs like a miracle in the vastness of the Universe. You can find our more about Lori’s work on and follow her on Linkedin @lorigarver Join Lou on LinkedinFollow her @brave_newgirl on Instagram and get her books Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless, FEAR LESS and her Internationally Bestselling book DARE TO SHARE on Amazon or Waterstones or Barnes & Noble. UK & US versions available.Lou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media putting your story in the spotlight, showcasing your vision and supercharging your impact by guesting you on global podcasts  by Melody LoopsSupport the showGuest on global podcasts to increase your business growth, influence, and visibility Brave New Girl Media Dare to Share- bestselling guide to podcast guesting Podcast Guest online course Be represented by our PR Agency dedicated to guesting you on podcasts
The Future of Food with Sentient Ventures Co-Founder, Alexandra Clark
Sep 5 2022
The Future of Food with Sentient Ventures Co-Founder, Alexandra Clark
This week’s guest is Alexandra Clark, venture investor & co-founder of Sentient Ventures which was recently launched as new £30m investment vehicle today designed to spur growth in firms developing meat-free animal alternative products. The fund taps into firms fuelling the shift to net zero and removing animals from every stage of the supply chain.The Pandemic has simply brought front and centre the dire state of the planet and our food system and supply change and made change more pertinent but also easier to communicate. On a personal level, Alexandra had just moved back in with her mum to have a baby before lockdown so it turned out to be a very special and bonding experience on many levels.Alexandra's mother is from a large farming family so that shaped her upbringing. She had never liked meat as an infant, and her mum says she would spit it out, and at around five she fully understood it was dead animals and never ate it again.  When she left home she travelled a lot, and loved India and its holy towns where it’s illegal to eat meat. That blew her mind. She wanted to understand the world and all the wonderful and diverse cultures we share this planet with. She settled in Brussels and lived there for 11 years.Becoming a single mother, she needed to be closer to family so quit her job, and her life in Brussels, and moved back to the UK to have a baby just before lockdown.She had been working in policy in Brussels to encourage a shift to a more plant-based diet, but when she moved back to the UK she got involved in start-ups and Venture Capital and co-founded Sentient Ventures to fund companies developing superior foods to enable more people to stop eating animals without having to give up the enjoyment of animal products.The fund helps companies'  ability to scale, and have access to retail channels, with alternatives to animal products. The co-benefits of eating fewer animal products impact health and sustainability is on both an individual and societal level. Animal agriculture drives climate change, biodiversity loss and species extinction, the spread of foodborne and zoonotic diseases, and contributes to the prevalence of non-communicable diseases that are the leading cause of illness and early death in the developed world.Thanks so much Alexandra for investing in companies who are re-imagining the world we live in using your “impact assessment tool”, to reduce animal suffering, increase access to nutritious food, and make reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, land use & water pollution. Thanks also for showing us how to do hard things, and stand up for our beliefs even when it’s not the easiest path to take.You can find out more about Alexandra’s work on and follow her on Linkedin @AlexandraclarkJoin Lou on LinkedinFollow her @brave_newgirl on Instagram and get her books Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless, FEAR LESS and her Internationally Bestselling book DARE TO SHARE on Amazon or Waterstones or Barnes & Noble. UK & US versions available.Lou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media putting your story in the spotlight, showcasing your vision and supercharging your impact by guesting you on global podcasSupport the showGuest on global podcasts to increase your business growth, influence, and visibility Brave New Girl Media Dare to Share- bestselling guide to podcast guesting Podcast Guest online course Be represented by our PR Agency dedicated to guesting you on podcasts
Ungluing where you're stuck, with the Collage Coaching Technique Founder Andrea Watts
Aug 8 2022
Ungluing where you're stuck, with the Collage Coaching Technique Founder Andrea Watts
Andrea Watts is the author of Collage as a Creative Coaching Tool and creator of The Collage Coaching Technique™ an arts-based approach to coaching that reconnects you to your inner wisdom and is a powerful way to get unstuck as you explore and express the hidden experiences and mindsets that influence how you feel, think, and behave.From a work perspective, Covid meant she had to take her coaching practice and training online, this caused her to find a creative way to transition the Collage Coaching Technique online. It's not surprising she ended up with a creative business. She was a child who enjoyed making things and playing a lot. She was always very curious and wanted to know how things worked. She’s one of 4 children, and the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica. She was brought up in a Christian home and her faith and spirituality remain important to her. Motherhood was her biggest adventure in her early adulthood. Teaching and learning from her daughter, playing and being creative with her. She loved it. She stayed at home with her for 2 years before getting employment. Her last paid job was where she experienced the biggest challenge, because she was becoming more aware of what she found fulfilling. Being unable to do this affected her wellbeing and identity, so she went to see a careers coach.Following working with the coach she decided to start her own business, which evolved into coaching with collage. She’s developed this into a 3-stage technique names the Collage Coaching Technique. It's very different from vision barding. Instead of being future focused it looks at where you are stuck now and helping you transition to a better state of wellbeing.Her vision is to see it being used as a creative coaching tool for releasing people’s potential globally. Her coaching practice positively impacts her clients and helps to create the changes they want to see. She trains other coaches so am making an impact by introducing a new tool to the coaching profession. While not intentionally, she’s aware that her work inspires others and encourages them to use creative approaches in coaching. Thanks so much Andrea for sharing this creative collage technique that anyone can use to gain real insights into where they’re stuck and what they really want from life. Thanks also for showing us how to use found images to create a better life for ourselves and our futures.You can find you more about Andrea’s work on and follow her on Linkedin @andreawattsJoin Lou on LinkedinFollow her @brave_newgirl on Instagram and get her books Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless, FEAR LESS and her Internationally Bestselling book DARE TO SHARE on Amazon or Waterstones or Barnes & Noble. UK & US versions available.Lou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media putting your story in the spotlight, showcasing your vision and supercharging your impact by guesting you on global podcasts  by Melody LoopsSupport the showGuest on global podcasts to increase your business growth, influence, and visibility Brave New Girl Media Dare to Share- bestselling guide to podcast guesting Podcast Guest online course Be represented by our PR Agency dedicated to guesting you on podcasts
Smashing it! The art of getting what you want with Alison Edgar MBE
Aug 1 2022
Smashing it! The art of getting what you want with Alison Edgar MBE
This week’s guest is Alison Edgar MBE known as the ‘The Entrepreneurs Godmother’ helping businesses and entrepreneurs to grow, including The Apprentice & Dragons Den winners with their businesses. She is also the author of bestselling book SMASH IT! The art of getting what you want. Instead of sitting around during the pandemic, she decided to embrace the lockdown and write her best-selling book ‘SMASH IT! The Art of Getting What YOU Want’, which helped grow the her own business to new levels!Leaving home at 19, she had a plan to travel the world for 6 months. She loved travelling so much that she moved to Cape town at 21 and before she knew it 6 months had turned into 6 years.Having her two sons was a game changer for her. Her first birth was very traumatic, and she nearly lost her life. Thankfully, after three months she got better and was discharged from hospital. This made her rethink the direction of her life and made her crave a change.Leaving her corporate job – and her comfort zone - at 46 years old, she decided it was time for a new direction. She set up her first business ‘Sales Coaching Solutions’ and gave it her all. She realised that she had a passion for helping businesses and entrepreneurs to grow so a few years after this she set up ‘The Entrepreneurs Godmother’ and helped many people including The Apprentice & Dragons Den winners with their businesses.Fast forward to 2022 and she runs two businesses, ‘SMASH IT! Training’ and ‘Alison Edgar MBE – Keynote Speaker’. Both businesses are designed to help others in different aspects of their lives. SMASH IT! Training helps teams to flourish with contemporary training and coaching. We offer commination training, leadership training, sales training and much more.  Alison Edgar MBE - Keynote Speaker offers motivational speaking at events to help inspire and invigorate audiences of teams or entrepreneurs.She defines courage as the ability to not be afraid to fail. So many people fear change due to the risk of failing, but in reality, it is our only constant. Change is the only thing that we can guarantee will happen to us throughout our lives, so why live in fear of it? Not fearing change and learning to embrace it is one of the most courageous things that you can do.Thanks Alison for inspiring entrepreneurs and business owners to get the lives they want and the futures they dream of. Thanks also for showing us how to Smash it! In our lives and get ourselves to the next level. You can find out more about Alison’s work on and follow her on Linkedin @AlisonEdgarMBEJoin Lou on LinkedinFollow her @brave_newgirl on Instagram and get her books Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless, FEAR LESS and her Internationally Bestselling book DARE TO SHARE on Amazon or Waterstones or Barnes & Noble. UK & US versions available.Lou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media putting your story in the spotlight, showcasing your vision and supercharging your impact by guesting you on global podcasts  by Melody LoopsSupport the showGuest on global podcasts to increase your business growth, influence, and visibility Brave New Girl Media Dare to Share- bestselling guide to podcast guesting Podcast Guest online course Be represented by our PR Agency dedicated to guesting you on podcasts
Optimizing your brain with Founder Portia Asli
Jul 25 2022
Optimizing your brain with Founder Portia Asli
This week’s guest is Portia Asli, a licensed engineer and founder of Optimyzed Brain. She helps entrepreneurs optimize their brains for high-performance using a science-based method that supports people to prioritize their brain health and empower them with actionable ways to increase their mental performance for success in business.    Founding Optimyzed Brain Portia  went from a small offline consulting practice to building and launching a global-based business during the pandemic, helping company leaders optimize their brain health for peak mental performance, engineering a step-by-step science-based system that improves sleep, energy levels, concentration, focus, and mental clarity, less work hours and more more quality time.Portia emigrated at the age of 10 with her family from Iran to Canada. Hard-working immigrant parents role modelled strong work ethics in her  but also being a woman immigrant in North America provided the freedom that didn't exist in Iran and this was the motivation to seize the opportunity to travel, explore and discover how she could create a positive global impact  She went to a top University and worked hard but burn out and depression during her rigorous engineering studies began a 15-year journey of studying how our lifestyle and behaviour impacts our brain performance. Now she helps driven senior leaders to achieve great heights by helping them optimize their brains for peak mental performance through science-based micro behavioural and lifestyle improvements.  When striving for success brain health & mental performance can take the back seat.  This can show up as stress, anxiety, overwhelm, brain fog, exhaustion, imposter syndrome, insomnia, procrastination, and low self-confidence. She is helping senior leaders improve their sleep, and nutrition, reduce stress and anxiety, enhance mental clarity and focus in less than five weeks.   Thanks Portia for sharing how you have developed ways to help people to optimise their own natural abilities so that they can be their most effective, productive and happy. And also for showing us that we can find ways to optimise our brain so we aren’t running on empty but instead, living and working in a balanced and fruitful way. You can find out more about Portia’s work on and follow her on Linkedin @PortiaAsliJoin Lou on LinkedinFollow her @brave_newgirl on Instagram and get her books Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless, FEAR LESS and her Internationally Bestselling book DARE TO SHARE on Amazon or Waterstones or Barnes & Noble. UK & US versions available.Lou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media putting your story in the spotlight, showcasing your vision and supercharging your impact by guesting you on global podcasts  by Melody LoopsSupport the showGuest on global podcasts to increase your business growth, influence, and visibility Brave New Girl Media Dare to Share- bestselling guide to podcast guesting Podcast Guest online course Be represented by our PR Agency dedicated to guesting you on podcasts
Combating taboo subjects in women's health with founder Lina Chan
Jul 18 2022
Combating taboo subjects in women's health with founder Lina Chan
This week’s guest is Lina Chan. She had a stillbirth, a miscarriage & trouble conceiving. The impact it had on her physically and emotionally was tremendous, so she founded Parla, a Femtech Start-Up platform & community by women for women that changes the conversation around fertility. Parla was recently acquired by Holland & Barrett.Born and raised in Brazil, by Chinese Immigrant parents Lina learned about resilience, hard work and optimism by watching how they thrived through their hardship. She loved to travel,  exploring new cultures, being outdoors & active. She got her education and worked hard through her career.Then came her baby loss when she was 6 months pregnant. It was devastating, not least because there was no where to turn to, no one she could find to talk to who understood her pain. No community, no women's heath care support. Lina's experience informed her next moves. She would create a platform that would provide the support, expertise, and community that she had found missing.Her mission was to build a better health and wellbeing journey for women around the world.  Her company Parla was born.So much of women's health is shrouded in taboo which means women systematically have poorer health and wellbeing outcomes.  There is so much we can do to close this gap and it is Lina's determination to do just that.Now with two daughters she is even more motivated to created a better future for women and their healthcare. She wants them to grow up in a world that they don't have to be ashamed about their periods, infertility, miscarriage or menopause. She sees courage as believing that you can do hard things!  Trusting yourself and reducing the self-critical voice that can be ever present.  Knowing that even if things don't go your way, you'll learn from it, you'll become stronger and more resilient! Thank you so much Lina for sharing your journey of infertility & loss, and for making other women feel less alone, and helping them to see that from difficult situations you can find strength and purpose. And thanks too for showing us that when we are empowered to have access to care & understanding of our bodies we can demand the help we need & we can create a world where there is better healthcare for women, at every stage of life. You can find out more about Lina’s work at and follow her on Linkedin @LinaChan Join Lou on LinkedinFollow her @brave_newgirl on Instagram and get her books Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless, FEAR LESS and her Internationally Bestselling book DARE TO SHARE on Amazon or Waterstones or Barnes & Noble. UK & US versions available.Lou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media putting your story in the spotlight, showcasing your vision and supercharging your impact by guesting you on global podcasts  by Melody LoopsSupport the showGuest on global podcasts to increase your business growth, influence, and visibility Brave New Girl Media Dare to Share- bestselling guide to podcast guesting Podcast Guest online course Be represented by our PR Agency dedicated to guesting you on podcasts
Creating a fab future beyond the booze with Radio 2 DJ & Sober Club founder Janey Lee Grace
Jul 11 2022
Creating a fab future beyond the booze with Radio 2 DJ & Sober Club founder Janey Lee Grace
This week’s guest is Janey Lee Grace, bestselling author of Happy Healthy Sober and the Imperfectly Natural series. Formerly a singer and now DJ on Radio 2, Janey is founder of The Sober Club and is a coach and media trainer for those wanting to find clarity and vision and then looking to package it & send it out into the world in a way that will make people listen. Born in Nottingham, Janey knew she wanted out of the kind of life that was expected for her. She knew she wanted to a singer and as soon as she could she launched into doing nightclubs and singing for a covers band. Her ambitions were higher than that and soon she was working as a backing singer and eventually with a quick turnaround formed a vocal set and got the gig working for Wham!It was a work hard play hard culture but not so much for Janey. She didn't have the family back-up to let herself lose control and that kept her from doing drugs. However she was still searching for something else and she went down the road of exploring every alternative health option there was out there. Anything but give up the booze. Which characteristically wasn't out of control. It was what was considered 'normal'.But normal kept not feeling good. And in January 2018 Janey took the plunge and went sober. What she discovered what that once you'd got  through the adjustments, life was a whole lot more fabulous.She was inspired to help others on their sober journeys and founded The Sober Club. Having a community is vital in navigating a world which heavily revolves around alcohol. But with Janey's help and the community support more people are able to take those courageous steps.Thanks so much Janey for encouraging and supporting people wherever they are on their sober curious or sober committed journey, and for showing how important and exciting it is to be part of a community who are all headed on a similar path.And thanks too for showing us that if we choose to go sober, that we don’t have to go it alone. You can find out more about Janey’s work on and follow her on Linkedin @Janeyleegrace Join Lou on LinkedinFollow her @brave_newgirl on Instagram and get her books Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless, FEAR LESS and her Internationally Bestselling book DARE TO SHARE on Amazon or Waterstones or Barnes & Noble. UK & US versions available.Lou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media putting your story in the spotlight, showcasing your vision and supercharging your impact by guesting you on global podcasts  by Melody LoopsSupport the showGuest on global podcasts to increase your business growth, influence, and visibility Brave New Girl Media Dare to Share- bestselling guide to podcast guesting Podcast Guest online course Be represented by our PR Agency dedicated to guesting you on podcasts
How to come to terms with loss with Grief Recovery Specialist Kirsten Wallentin
Jul 4 2022
How to come to terms with loss with Grief Recovery Specialist Kirsten Wallentin
This week's guest is Kirsten Wallentin, a certified Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist and author of the book “When Dad Dies”. In 2016 her husband was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease for which life expectancy is 2-3 years. Her husband passed away only 18 months later leaving Kirsten a widow with two young daughters.  In the beginning, her children were frightened as they heard people would die from Covid – and after losing their father, they were worried if she could get sick and die as well. As a family they chose to come & live in UK. It has given them chance to face their grief more fully.Kirsten had a calm, happy childhood with lots of friends, and felt very carefree and self-reliant. Growing up she traveled, spent a time in advertising before becoming an IT consultant.In 2016 her husband was diagnosed with MND. They way it showed up for him was more internal so the doctors, Kirsten and the girls weren't aware how bad things were getting for him. After 18 months he died suddenly, leaving his family feeling cheated and grieving their  terrible loss.Kirsten had struggled to find help and advice from those who were going through the same as her so she decided to write a book and become a grief recovery specialist. Helping others , as well as herself and her girls, has given her a sense of meaning purpose.Thank you so much Kirsten for the courage you have shown in taking your own experience of grief and turning that into a way of helping children and parents going through grief and into recovery. Thanks also for showing us that when those times of grief come to us, there are ways to help us into recovery and beyond.You can find out more about Kirsten’s work on  and follow her on Linkedin @kirstenwallentindamgaardJoin Lou on Linkedin, or go to her website for a free podcast guesting masterclass. Her online podcast guesting course is available at www.silk-studios.co.uk/pitch-to-podcastsFollow her @brave_newgirl on Instagram and get her books Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless, FEAR LESS and her Internationally Bestselling book DARE TO SHARE on Amazon or Waterstones or Barnes & Noble. UK & US versions available.Lou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media putting your story in the spotlight, showcasing your vision and supercharging your impact by guesting you on global podcasts  by Melody LoopsSupport the showGuest on global podcasts to increase your business growth, influence, and visibility Brave New Girl Media Dare to Share- bestselling guide to podcast guesting Podcast Guest online course Be represented by our PR Agency dedicated to guesting you on podcasts
Mending your mind & body with Mindful Pilates teacher Bev Densham
Jun 27 2022
Mending your mind & body with Mindful Pilates teacher Bev Densham
This week’s guest is Beverley Densham, a Mindfulness Pilates teacher of nearly 24 years, award winning, bestselling Author of I Talk to Angels, founder of the Happy Kids Cards for children & Happy & Calm cards & has been featured in the Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, Daily Express, YOU Magazine, Woman Magazine, Spirit & Destiny magazine & BBC radioBeverley's story has led her doing what she does now and it is all the more powerful for the journey that has taken her here. During the Pandemic she lost her brother Rich when he died suddenly one night. Grief is tough at the best of times but the pandemic made it even harder. They had been very close as children but Rich suffered with Bipolar Disorder and the fallout from that was that Bev had to keep her distance somewhat, so they had grown apart over time.But as children with their two other siblings it had been a pretty idyllic, happy, simple life. However despite that Bev found it very hard to communicate, and that only got more difficult, as she grew older and went off to University.After that though she seemed to get into her stride, as a free spirit travelling and learning Pilates on the beach in Sydney. But her happiness was short-lived. One day while cycling to work she was smashed into by a car and thrown to the tarmac. Her physical injuries were bad and the pain was intense but it was the emotional trauma that overshadowed her as she tried to heal.She suffered suffered post traumatic stress, panic attacks, depression and chronic fatigue. But after a few unsuccessful attempts at therapy she found someone who helped forgive the woman who had crashed into her, and that put her on the road to recovery.That was when she started her mindful pilates practice, helping people be strong in mind, body and business, and ultimately to be happy and have the tools to empower them everyday.She believes that courage is an inner determination, a light shining within that you can’t blow out and will help you through anything no matter what. Thanks so much Beverley for sharing how you have overcome adversity and created a toolbox for people that they can use as a daily practice to face the challenges of life and embrace the blessings. Thanks also for showing us that by using our bodies, minds and spirituality we can live full lives in each moment not matter what comes our way.You can find out more about Beverley’s work at  www.beverleydensham.comAnd follow her on Instagram  @beverley_densham Join Lou on Linkedin. Follow her @brave_newgirl on Instagram and get her books Brave New Girl- How to be Fearless, FEAR LESS and her Internationally Bestselling book DARE TO SHARE on Amazon or Waterstones or Barnes & Noble. UK & US versions available.Lou is the founder of Brave New Girl Media putting your story in the spotlight, showcasing your vision and supercharging your impact by guesting you on global podcasts  by Melody LoopsSupport the showGuest on global podcasts to increase your business growth, influence, and visibility Brave New Girl Media Dare to Share- bestselling guide to podcast guesting Podcast Guest online course Be represented by our PR Agency dedicated to guesting you on podcasts