Being Successful with Lisa Johnson Coaching

Woop! The next interview in my Gin and Magic YouTube series championing strong creative women is here! Straight from my home to your eyes + ears, this week starring the incredibly successful business coach, Lisa Johnson.

Right from the very first moment I met Lisa Johnson 3 years ago I loved her confidence. She’s a woman who knows what she wants and that’s the kind of woman I can get on board with! Since that time she has gone on to launch an incredibly successful coaching business and is close to approaching seven figures this year in revenue.

I wanted to ask her more about her story, what she counts as success, what she thinks it takes to be an entrepreneur and her penchant for a certain kind of food!

Lisa shares wisdom in every moment of this chat so go on, give it a watch.

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Thanks so much Lisa, you were brilliant!

Lisa's official bio:

Lisa Johnson is a multi 6-figure business coach specialising in helping entrepreneurs scale their businesses using passive income from memberships and courses. After a tough childhood spent in social housing, Lisa went on to have successful careers in law, banking and the entertainment industry. Her background in overcoming obstacles has helped mould her into a bold, straight talking coach, who is never afraid to be an authentic and outspoken truth teller. She has spoken on the BBC’s Women’s Hour and is a Thrive Global Contributor. She has presented at Planners Extraordinaire in Dubai and been featured in national newspapers and magazines including Psychologies, The Guardian and Red.  A recent feature on Lisa in Forbes magazine garnered over a quarter of a million views in a week. Lisa lives in Hertfordshire, UK with her Husband and 7 year old twin sons but coaches around the globe.

To find out more about Lisa head here:
Website
Instagram
Her membership group the GSD Society
Facebook group The Fabulous 5%

To come and find out more about how to get found online with other strong creative women, come and join my free Facebook community So Exciting Obviously: SEO for Creative Women.

See you next time!
Maddy Shine

Figuring it all out with Julie Michaelsen Photographer & Coach

Woop! The next interview in my Gin and Magic YouTube series championing strong creative women is here! Straight from my home to your eyes + ears, this week featuring the lovely Julie Michaelsen, fine art luxury wedding photographer and business coach for introvert photographers.

When Julie, possibly one of the sweetest people I’ve met in the wedding industry and possibly my life, agreed to come on Gin and Magic I knew it was a big deal for her because she is a (her words) 'classic introvert' by nature and video is a lot for even the most confident of sorts! But I am so so grateful she came along and shared her wisdom because I love her openness, her transparency - she is an inspiration even though she may not see herself as one, because she’s doing it all and loving life in such an empowering way that suits her.

In our chat we talk about the power of Pinterest, a very special Les Miserables moment, and learning from her mistakes and of course figuring it all out.

With each interview I feature on Gin & Magic I am reminded of why I started this channel. To find out how others 'do it', how women are making their lives work, how they grow their businesses and how they enjoy life. Chatting to Julie was no exception.

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Thanks so much Julie, you were brilliant!

Julie's bio

Named one of the Top UK Photographers Everyone Wants to Book in 2019 Julie is a luxury fine art wedding photographer shooting film in the UK & abroad.

Julie left a high flying career in Finance to start her wedding photography business in 2013. Her unique experience in dealing with high net worth clients and institutions in the hedge fund world defines her client service and experience.

Julie has studied under the tutelage of industry leaders such as Jose Villa and Greg Finck. Julie has had weddings and editorials published on all the big UK blogs, Style Me Pretty, Magnolia Rouge, Wedding Sparrow, Green wedding Shoes, 100 layer cake to name a few. Julie is excited to now be extending her business to include business coaching for (slightly introverted) Fine Art Wedding Photographers who want to take their business to the next level

Links to stalk here:

For Coaching:
Her Facebook group for Fine Art Wedding Photographers
That Fine Art Life - Facebook Page For Coaching
Instagram

For Photography
Instagram
Website

And THAT Les Miserables video shot by Philip White

We'll be back once again next week with the next interview for Gin & Magic strong creative women series! But in the meantime, check out some of the other videos on Gin & Magic here.

See you next time!
Maddy Shine

The AHA! Moments of running a business with the Audacious Babe podcast

Hooray! The next interview in my Gin and Magic YouTube series championing strong creative women has dropped! Straight from my home to your eyes + ears, this week featuring the smiley sweet and wise Magdalena Mahdy from Love That Smile Photography & Audacious Babe podcast

I was delighted to get Magda on the show because she's so open about her experience of burnout, workaholic to managing her time better, and now she's writing a book all about that major taboo MONEY! Magda talked about self care, her podcast, her book and so much more. So grab a cup of something hot and watch along as we delve into a fun chat.

Enjoy and please don’t forget to hit like + subscribe if you enjoy the Gin & Magic videos 🙂

Thanks so much Magda, you were brilliant!

Magdalena's bio

Born and raised in Germany, after completing her Bachelor (BSc) in International Business Economics with a major in marketing at the Universiteit in Maastricht, Netherlands in 2008 and working in the marketing & advertising industry for nearly 7 years, Magdalena relocated to the UK in 2011 in the search for a new challenge; her passion for photography accompanied her entire life, and simply took over in 2013 when she has decided to setup and run her own photography business – Love That Smile Photography.

Capturing the beauty in the moments during a wedding or when a new member of the family arrives brings her pure joy and love for life. With her relaxed documentary approach she has now shot over 100 weddings and won an international wedding photography award. Due to her business background and running her own successful photography business, the University of Essex hired her on a freelance basis as a Student Business Mentor for any students who are interested in starting their own businesses (in any industry).

In 2017, Magdalena decided to add yet another new adventure to her own personal book of life and that is the adventures of THE AUDACIOUS BABE and the accompanying podcast. She simply loves working with other female photographers and helping them reach their own full potentials. Magdalena’s personal mission is to bring the fabulous world of business closer to you – empowering, helping and inspiring you to live more meaningful and incredibly passionate lives, and profit from showing up for your dreams and making them a reality. It’s like having a cheerleading support squad by your side to help you grow a business that you love!

Links to stalk here:

The Audacious Babe podcast
Instagram
Facebook
The episode where I was featured on the podcast sharing my top tips on SEO

Love That Smile Photography
Instagram
Facebook

We'll be back once again next week with the next interview for Gin & Magic strong women series! But in the meantime, check out some of the other videos on Gin & Magic here.

See you next time!

Maddy Shine

Feminism and Delivering Value in the Wedding industry with Jen from Catalyst Wed Co

Woop! It's Wednesday which means one important thing - the next interview in my Gin and Magic YouTube series championing strong creative women is live! Straight from my home to your eyes + ears, this week featuring the super lovely and talented Jen Siomacco from Catalyst Wed Co, the US-based equality minded wedding publication.

As soon as I met Jen at (Un)Convention a few years ago I knew she was someone I had to get to know better. Luckily fate threw us together a few times that first year and since then we've been fans of each other across the ocean.

This was a juicy topic and the longest chat I've had to edit so far because Jen was so open with her wisdom and insights!

Jen talked about how Catalyst Wed Co continues to evolve it's all inclusive mission to include all, what exactly intersectional feminism is (and why it's OK to ask), as well as how to deliver value to your audience. Jen knows a lot, and I loved how she was so open about her knowledge. Of course we also talked about the fantasy dinner party, and just wait until you hear her story about Gloria Steinem! So grab a cuppa and watch along as we delve into a fantastic chat. I think you'll find yourself nodding along.

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Jen's bio:

Jen Siomacco is the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Catalyst Wedding Co. She works to mesh together her love of feminism, love stories, accessibility, equality, and design into the Catalyst brand. When she’s not traveling the country working to make the wedding industry a more inclusive place, she’s writing on her couch and snuggled up with her husband and SUPER lazy cats.

Check out our website here - https://www.catalystwedco.com/ and if you'd like to join the vendor directory with equality minded business wedding suppliers to join our vendor directory, find out more here: https://www.catalystwedco.com/adguidelines

Links:
Jen's TedX talk: https://youtu.be/RieLDxQpfpc
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/catalystwedco/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/catalystwedco/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/catalystwedco/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/catalystwedco

Thanks so much Jen, you were a brilliant guest!

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We'll be back once again next week with the next interview for Gin & Magic strong women series! But in the meantime, check out some of the other videos on Gin & Magic here.

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Maddy Shine

What it takes to succeed with Beth from Bridebook

Yay! It’s Wednesday which can only mean one thing - the next interview in my Gin and Magic YouTube series championing strong creative women is live! Straight from my home to your eyes + ears, this week featuring the amazing Beth from Bridebook the UK’s no 1 wedding planning app, frankly the bubbliest person I’ve met in the wedding industry (and coming from me that’s saying something - lol) Beth is an absolute ray of light on all things wedding business and general hilarity.

I wanted to get her on the show because I think she’s got a lot of useful knowledge to share with wedding business owners in her role as Head of Community at Bridebook.

Beth talks about what it takes to succeed in this ever changing marketplace, why she wants to Meryl Streep, Chris Hemsworth and Nova Reid in a room, and why jetskis are life. So grab a cuppa and watch along as we delve into a fantastic chat and giggles! Don’t forget to watch until after the end credits because we had to put this outtake in - it’s too funny! All topped off of course with a G&T!

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Beth's official bio:

I am Bethany Wright, Head of Community at Bridebook.co.uk. A true northerner, originally from Manchester - I have a love for gravy, Oasis and building communities. My love for community fuels my day to day role at Bridebook, as I channel the importance of connecting with suppliers and learning from each other. In my spare time, you can find me reading Harry Potter, singing Tina Turner on karaoke or stuffing food in my face.

A little more about Bridebook...

Bridebook.co.uk is the No.1 wedding planning app used by over 120,000 couples across the UK. That’s 1 in 2 weddings planned through our platform. Couples use Bridebook to search for and book their wedding venues and suppliers and help them to plan their unforgettable wedding without any of the stress or fuss.
Bridebook Business supports this by offering a free listing service for dedicated and qualified wedding industry professionals. Our goal is to connect couples with their trusted wedding dream team and to help venues & suppliers across the country grow and market their business successfully. To join the Bridebook Business Community head to business.bridebook.co.uk and create your free business account and profile today.

Links for Beth:

Bridebook IG: @bridebookhq
Bridebook FB:https://www.facebook.com/bridebook.co.uk/
Bridebook Business IG: @bridebookbusiness
Bridebook Business FB: https://www.facebook.com/BridebookBusiness/
Personal IG: @iambethanywright

Thanks so much Beth, you were a fantastic guest!

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We'll be back once again next week with the next interview for Gin & Magic strong women series! But in the meantime, check out some of the other videos on Gin & Magic here.

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Maddy Shine

Being kind to yourself with Wellness Entrepreneur The Flourishing Pantry

Today I have a fantastic guest to share with you - Vicky Shilling of the Flourishing Pantry. Vicky is an award winning blogger and coaches wellness entrepreneurs with great success.

I had the great delight of meeting Vicky from the Flourishing Pantry last year when she was cohosting a supper club with Charlotte Argyrou who we’ve also had on the show and you can watch here. As soon as I met Vicky last year I instantly wanted to know more about her and her story.

Watch the video as Vicky talks candidly about how she started her blog, how she has evolved since its birth, and where her business is heading next. It's pretty bloody exciting tbh!

What I really enjoyed about Vicky’s story is her openness and willingness to evolve - a great key to success - and recognising the value in that ability whilst at the same time prioritising self care, always.

Vicky's official bio:

Vicky Shilling is a coach helping wellness industry entrepreneurs turn their business ideas into reality. She is also the award-winning blogger behind The Flourishing Pantry and co-founder of women’s wellness retreat brand The Reset. 

The Flourishing Pantry is Vicky's hub for everything healthy entrepreneur. She shares recipes, discoveries, tips and interviews to inspire and help people running their own businesses stay healthy in body and mind while they build their brands.

Links for Vicky:

www.theflourishingpantry.com - Healthy living for busy entrepreneurs

Winner Health & Fitness Blog of the Year 2019 

Instagram | @theflourishingpantry

Twitter | @flourish_pantry 

Facebook | @theflourishingpantry

Pinterest | @flourish_pantry

Vicky's Coaching: www.vickyshilling.com

Facebook group for wellness entrepreneurs: www.facebook.com/groups/flourishingentrepreneur 

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Thanks so much Vicky, you were a fantastic guest!

If you agree, please don't forget to hit subscribe, like the video and leave a comment.

We'll be back once again next week with the next interview for Gin & Magic strong women series! But in the meantime, check out some of the other videos on Gin & Magic here.

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Maddy Shine