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.

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

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.

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

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

Female Entrepreneur YouTube series Gin & Magic: The Balancing Act and Playing the Long Game with Charlotte Argyrou from Craftist in Residence

Exciting! On today’s show we have the most charming guest on today’s show - the lovely Charlotte Argyrou from Craftist in Residence.

Charlotte is a botanical illustrator but she is also elegant, funny, and the adult I want to be when I grow up, so I was particularly keen to get her into my home for a chat with me.

In today’s show we talk about managing our time better, the opportunities that blogging and have afforded Charlotte, her brilliant Supper Club concept as well as how collaboration has been key, how to manage the balancing act between Mum Life and Boss Life and the key to playing the long game.

If you like what you see, don’t forget to give me a thumbs up, leave a comment about a tidbit you found helpful, and hit subscribe if you don’t want to miss out on any future videos.

Thanks again Charlotte, it was so interesting finding out more about your business. If you agree, please don't forget to hit subscribe, like the video and leave a comment.

Charlotte's links to check out:

Find out more about Charlotte here:
https://www.charlotteargyrou.com/
https://www.instagram.com/craftist_in_residence/
https://www.facebook.com/craftistinresidence
https://www.pinterest.co.uk/argyrouillustration/

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

See you next time!

Maddy Shine

Female Entrepreneur YouTube series Gin & Magic: Living your passion with Ania Witwitzka

I am delighted to be joined today by Ania Witwitzka, an incredible Swedish artist and entrepreneur, making beautiful pieces of art and teaching other women how to do the same. I've been lucky to know Ania for some years, and we have grown our businesses together, so I am particularly delighted that she has joined me today. I was fired up about her eagerness to show how to demolish the stereotype of the struggling artist, how she works with women to discover their innate self confidence and so much more. So, if you’ve always wondered how to break out of the struggling artist stereotype or if you’re just curious to learn how she runs her business from her studio in Stockholm then listen up as you’re in for a treat I could listen to her voice all day! If this has your interest piqued, then do go and check out the interview.

In today's show we talk about the power of human potential, self confidence, understanding who her target client is and where to find them, the power of relationship marketing and playing the long game. What I love about Ania is her ability to phrase what she wants to say so beautifully, powerfully and passionately. Her willingness to go beyond any and all limitations we put on ourselves is truly inspiring.

Thanks again Ania, it was so interesting finding out more about your business. If you agree, please don't forget to hit subscribe, like the video and leave a comment.

Ania's links to check out:

Her art:
https://www.aniawitwitzka.com/
https://www.facebook.com/aniawitwitzkaartist
https://www.pinterest.se/aniawitwitzka/
https://www.instagram.com/aniawitwitzka_art/

Her artist courses:
https://shinethroughart.com/?lang=en
https://www.facebook.com/shinethroughartinsweden/

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We'll be back again next week with the next female entrepreneur interview for Gin & Magic! But in the meantime, if you're wondering what this is all about, take a look at my blog all about "Why did I create a YouTube channel?"

See you next time!

Maddy Shine

Female Entrepreneur YouTube series Gin & Magic: Fearlessness & Courage with Brighton Lace

I am thrilled to be joined today by Louisa Crosby, the founder of Brighton Lace, an all-woman ethical lingerie label dedicated to making feel-good underwear that doesn’t cost the earth. I've been lucky to know Lou for some years, and we have grown our businesses together, so I am particularly delighted that she has agreed to be my first ever Gin and Magic interviewee. I learned so much about how she runs her boutique business in Brighton so I just know you're going to enjoy this interview.

In today’s show, we talk about how Lou started Brighton Lace, what it takes to run a business, the power of growing a community online, the power of Pinterest (ahem quick plug for my Pinterest course) the importance of self care, what a Rolodex of Love is and why it's a good idea to have one, the fearlessness it takes to run a business, and the courage it takes to show up online!

Thanks again Lou, it was so interesting finding out more about your business. If you agree, please don't forget to hit subscribe, like the video and leave a comment.

Lou's links:

Website: www.brightonlace.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/brightonlace

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrightonLace/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/BrightonLace/

Click here to subscribe to Gin & Magic on YouTube

We'll be back again next week with the next female entrepreneur interview for Gin & Magic! But in the meantime, if you're wondering what this is all about, take a look at my blog all about "Why did I create a YouTube channel?"

See you next time!

Maddy Shine

Pinterest Workshop in Devon at Deer Park November 2017

On Wednesday 8th November, the fabulous Kate Cullen and I ran our first ever live Pinterest Love workshop at the incredibly beautiful Deer Park Country House Hotel near Honiton, Devon. I had met Mark, the managing director, at an NAWP seminar I taught back in April and was immediately enamoured with his passion and enthusiasm for his business and so I was delighted when he offered to host the Pinterest Love workshop at Deer Park.

A group of 12 wonderful businesswomen and men met to learn all about how to use Pinterest for their businesses. We had wedding dress designers, stationery designers, cake makers, a wedding directory owner and photographers in our creative mix and it was super fun to go through a wide range of topics all to support them to grow their Pinterest following and attract a wider audience.

What was great to see was that all attendees had established businesses and weren’t here to learn how to drive much-needed sales but understood how beneficial it can be in getting sales using the techniques taught by myself and Kate.

I taught the morning session where I taught the attendees about target audience and why this mattered for social media and Pinterest in particular, how by understanding the benefits of their product and service they knew more about what to post on Pinterest and how to draw in their target audience. We talked specifically about how to bring in your current fans from other platforms, your customers, and also about what to do with your boards.

After a delicious buffet lunch put on by our hosts, Deer Park Hotel, eaten in their incredible Orangery (tropical leaves wallpaper right up our street, bloody love it) and a quick pose with one of the beautiful classic cars they have available at the hotel, we then had the afternoon session with Kate.

Kate was an early adopter to Pinterest back in 2011 when it was an invite-only situation. Her marketing strategy has always been focused on Pinterest and as such she has 29,000 followers. She walked through the process of what makes an engaging image, how to set up rich pins and the advantages of rich pins vs regular pins and how to actually make bookings through Pinterest.

 

Attendees commented that it was very meaty, that it made them think more closely about who it was they were trying to attract and that they left the workshop with plenty of ideas.

"I just wanted to thank you both for an excellent course yesterday. My head is still buzzing with all the information you kindly gave to us. To have me sitting and listening to every word spoken is a big credit to you. (And I don’t say that lightly). As soon as I have sent this email to you, I will be getting started! Thank you for a wonderful day, in wonderful surroundings." Sally, Aylin White Designs

All in all a great day! Huge thanks to Venetia Norrington Photography for snapping through the day and huge thanks to Deer Park Country House Hotel for looking after us so well.

If you're looking to increase your engagement through Pinterest and get those bookings in, then you can sign up to our next live Pinterest workshop in London. We'll also be releasing the details of the online Pinterest Love course very soon indeed so you can sign up to the mailing list here to be notified.

Maddy xo