The Disobedient Business® Podcast

The Disobedient Business Co.

Hosted by Disobedient Business® Coach Pippa Parfait, and somewhat more Obedient Tech & Systems Strategist, Lucy Parfait, this podcast will help you find ways to escape the boring AF business BS, lead with integrity, fuck some business shit up and make money doing it. Join us as we dig into all the parts of running a service-based business, from Marketing and HR to Tech Support to Operations. We’ll take a look at what the conventional wisdom would like you to do (AKA usually some shady shit) and help you to find the disobedient ways to do it better (AKA with a sack ton of integrity and a big old middle finger up to the status quo). Looking for more? You can find us on Instagram at @disobedientbusinessco and at disobedientbusiness.com.

A glorious disobedient client case study with Laura Leigh Chapman
Aug 16 2022
A glorious disobedient client case study with Laura Leigh Chapman
Our guest today is our incredible client and Disobedient Business® Masterminder, Laura Leigh Chapman. Laura has been branded the “Comms Legend” by her clients. She helps creative business folk clearly and confidently communicate, to create awesome connections with their people, while being exactly who they are.Laura believes in breaking down old employment 'rules' of professionalism, bringing the fullness of your personality and character to your work, and showing up just the way you are, in all your messy, flawed awesomeness.She has over 17 years of experience working in communications with businesses large and small. Laura combines mentoring, training, and strategy, working with people on all aspects of communication strategy - from the roots of your values and vision and the foundations of your messaging, right through to where and how you show up, who you’re talking to, putting it all into a plan and sharing it with confidence.Laura shares her experience of developing her business from having a solid and established way of working with “big business” and taking this breadth of knowledge to develop her communications framework that she now works with in big and small businesses alike. She talks to us about her journey with the mastermind, leaning into difference and nuance and what being in a community of such badass humans looks and feels like.We also talk through why Laura joined the Disobedient Business® Mastermind, what she’s gotten out of the first year (and plans to get out of the second year 🎉) and what she would say to someone considering joining a mastermind this summer.Laura has achieved some truly remarkable things in the last year, and apart from fantastic financial results, has also found ways to rest, set boundaries, and set the groundwork for some pretty amazing things to come. Laura, generously, chalks up a lot of that success to the support and guidance she has inside the Disobedient Business® Mastermind and her achievements are a testament to the commitment and time she invested in showing up throughout the mastermind, while also finding ways to fight the patriarchal drive to “do more and push through”. Amazing!The doors are currently open so if you haven’t already signed up for the Disobedient Business® Mastermind – send us a DM today on Instagram or book in for a chat with Pippa here!Where to find Laura:Website: lauraleighchapman.com/Instagram: @lauraleighchapmanFor more Disobedient Goodness 😈:Check out The Disobedient Business Mastermind: disobedientbusiness.com/mastermindWebsite: disobedientbusiness.comInstagram: @disobedientbusinessco
Inside the Disobedient Business Mastermind with support coaches Siobhan Strode & Lucy Parfait
Aug 9 2022
Inside the Disobedient Business Mastermind with support coaches Siobhan Strode & Lucy Parfait
Ever wondered what it would be like to join the Disobedient Business® Mastermind - then this episode is for YOU?!A bit of a change for this episode as Pippa is hosting and inviting her support coaches (and partners in crime in the Disobedient Business® Mastermind) to chat about their roles and experiences with the mastermind. We’re very excited to welcome Siobhan Strode, Word Witch and copy coach extraordinaire and usual podcast co-host, Lucy Parfait, Systems and Tech Strategist and Disobedient Business® Mastermind Community Manager to the podcast!We take you behind the scenes of the Disobedient Business® Mastermind and talk about how we support our clients and what it’s like to be inside the mastermind.Lucy and Siobhan share their business journeys so far, their experiences of the mastermind, their respective roles, and how we support all our amazing masterminders.We LOVED recording this episode and we’re sure you will feel that from listening. Especially listen out for a hilarious audio-only version of “rock, paper, scissors” which is what all good podcasts should include!If you haven’t already signed up for the Disobedient Business® Mastermind – send us a DM today on Instagram or book in for a chat with Pippa here! Where to find Siobhan:Website: @thissisterscribesFor more Disobedient Goodness 😈:Check out The Disobedient Business Mastermind: disobedientbusiness.com/mastermindWebsite: disobedientbusiness.comInstagram: @disobedientbusinessco
“Successful” business means whatever the f*ck you want it to! with Julie Parker
Jul 19 2022
“Successful” business means whatever the f*ck you want it to! with Julie Parker
🔥 Last call to grab your ticket to the Create Your Disobedient Business® Manifesto workshop on Thursday 21st July here 🔥Our guest today on the Disobedient Business® Podcast is the wonderful Julie Parker. In today's episode with Julie we explore what success looks like in our businesses, Julie's role as an "accidental rebel", the danger of coaches "lemming" along with the status quo and treading the well-trodden path and the stories we tell ourselves about what matters in our businesses and how we get to create a new disobedient path for ourselves.Pippa has known Julie for 6 years, so this is a fab episode with lots of laughing and some true gems of insight into defining your disobedient success and officially anointing Julie with the title of "Auntie Julie" for this day forth 😂.Julie Parker is the Founder of The Beautiful You Coaching Academy, Co-Founder of Priestess Temple School and a mentor, counsellor, coach, supervisor and guide for sacred leaders and space holders. She has trained thousands of life coaches from around the world to birth their soul businesses and has had a thriving counselling and coaching practice for nearly two decades. Julie is the host of the top-ranking Priestess Podcasts and also a devoted and practising priestess, committed to contributing to a world where presence, healing and social justice are honoured.LINKSWhere you can find Julie: Instagram: Priestess Podcast here.Sign up for the waitlist for the Disobedient Business® Mastermind here (doors open in T-4 days!)Website: disobedientbusiness.comInstagram: @disobedientbusinessco
That time I burned my business to the ground with Vix Meldrew
Jul 12 2022
That time I burned my business to the ground with Vix Meldrew
Our guest today is the brilliant and shapeshifting Vix Meldrew. Vix helps coaches, service providers, and course creators create engaging content on social media and in their programs so they can attract raving students and scale their time, income and energy.In today's episode with Vix we explore what we've glibly called “shapeshifting” to describe the fact that Vix has in the last 6 months burned her business to the ground and rebuilt it from scratch. Well maybe not scratch, but in order to find a business model and services that work both for her and for her clients, she pared it all back and went back to her teaching roots.Vix shares with us how it might look like an overnight change from the outside but how this was a gradual evolution over time, the fact that even as a seasoned and experienced business owner, she’s still shitting herself after 6 months but staying the course, how she’s managed the transition from focussing on Instagram to focussing more on course creation and much more.This is a fab episode and we bloody LOVE Vix’s business disobedience and not playing by the rules – especially how she’s taking on the online course industry and supporting folks to create courses people actually learn from AND finish.LINKS:Where you can find Vix: Instagram: Podcast here.🔥 Grab your ticket to the Create Your Disobedient Business® Manifesto workshop here 🔥Sign up for the waitlist for the Disobedient Business® Mastermind here! Website: disobedientbusiness.comInstagram: @disobedientbusinessco
Sas Petherick - Pt 2 - friendships and community in disobedient business®
Jul 6 2022
Sas Petherick - Pt 2 - friendships and community in disobedient business®
In this week’s episode, we have a treat for you! We welcome Sas Petherick to the podcast. Sas is a Master Coach and Founder of Self-belief School and the Self-belief Coaching Academy. Sas hosts the Courage + Spice podcast where she teaches evidence-based approaches and proven coaching tools to help you transcend your self-doubt.As Pippa and I both know Sas well it’s fair to say we went a little off topic in this episode, so we’re setting the rule book on fire early on, as this week we are bringing you a two-part episode!If you haven't already listened to the first part yet, hop on back an episode as this is Part 2 - Community and Friendships in business.In this second part we discuss with SasNot being a "joiner in" and why that is part of protective self-doubtBeing in community with both likeminded people and people whose views differ to yoursEntering a group programme or community with an understanding of what you will get from it and give to it.The concept of being 100% you, 100% of the time!Holding space for communities like mastermind groups and the importance of the facilitator's self-belief and them being supported and their needs met outside of the group. LINKS:Where to find Sas Here: Instagram: your ticket to the Create Your Disobedient Business® Manifesto workshop here.Sign up for the waitlist for the Disobedient Business® Mastermind here! Website: disobedientbusiness.comInstagram: @disobedientbusinessco
Sas Petherick - Pt 1 - business, over-functioning & the woes of the coaching industry
Jul 5 2022
Sas Petherick - Pt 1 - business, over-functioning & the woes of the coaching industry
In this week’s episode, we have a treat for you! We welcome Sas Petherick to the podcast. Sas is a Master Coach and Founder of Self-belief School and the Self-belief Coaching Academy. Sas hosts the Courage + Spice podcast where she teaches evidence-based approaches and proven coaching tools to help you transcend your self-doubt.As Pippa and I both know Sas well it’s fair to say we went a little off topic in this episode, so we’re setting the rule book on fire early on, as this week we are bringing you a two-part episode!This first part is loosely titled “Online Business, Over Functioning and the woes of Coaching Industry” – in part two we get stuck into Community and Friendships in business and find out which one of us is not a joiner in and why.In this first part we discuss with SasWhy the idea of an inner critic is reductionist and an unhelpful way to heal your self-doubt.Overfunctioning, overgiving and overperforming in all the ways.The fact that Sas and Pippa both LOVE and value coaching so highly and also discuss all that is wrong in the messaging and positioning in the industry - especially when this just makes us doubt ourselves more!LINKS:Where to find Sas Here: Instagram: your ticket to the Create Your Disobedient Business® Manifesto workshop here.Sign up for the waitlist for the Disobedient Business® Mastermind here! Website: disobedientbusiness.comInstagram: @disobedientbusinessco