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Welcome to the Real People, Real Business Show, where I am bringing you interviews with real people doing real business that you can relate to, be inspired by and learn from.

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The Business of Creating Change

The Business of Creating Change

Robin Miller is the owner of an innovative design studio called Back Forty Studio. She works with clients to create an immersive brand experience to express their passions in a way that is just right for them. Her clients experience an “increased state of pleasure when communicating their brand and find a sense of joy during the small moments of their daily business lives.” Robin brings a balanced perspective not only to her work but also into her life, which she developed after learning to acknowledge and work with her challenges and her strengths. Through an intense process of self discovery, she has been able to create a business that works specifically and perfectly for her. Her philosophy is based on trust, honesty, experience, and openness and is a filter through which she views all her work. She seeks to create a playful and purposefully curated story-based brand that lets her capture the core principles and messages essential to creating positive and lasting change for her clients. ...

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Healing Yourself by Finding Your Voice

Healing Yourself by Finding Your Voice

Claudia Consolati is a professor of gender and sexuality, and a coach for women who need to find their voice. Claudia has developed a three-phase program to help women understand themselves and what’s holding them back, and find their true inner voice, that will free them to be who they have been called to be. Claudia’s own life experiences, and her healing from them, lead her to develop her unique approach to helping women live more fulfilling lives. She has bridged the gap between acad...
Influencing Change in the Garment Industry

Influencing Change in the Garment Industry

Nadine Manson is a formally trained clothing designer who took her skills and experience working in the fashion industry and created her own brand and product, inspired by her lifestyle and a gap she found in the current market. When her business wasn’t feeling right, and her results weren’t headed in the right direction, Nadine decided to break the mold and try and whole new business model, which was non-traditional but felt right. As a result of the alignment she created with her own v...
The Middle Finger Project

The Middle Finger Project

Ash Ambirge is a long-time blogger, creative writer and all-around badass who inspires and teaches her loyal audience how to create the life and work that they want, and to buck the status quo in favour of owning their brilliance. Ash has just launched her first book, The Middle Finger Project, which is a rally cry to women and a guidebook for kicking Imposter Syndrome, self doubt and your circumstances to the curb. She is a thoughtful, highly intelligent and relentlessly resourceful entre...
An Alternative to Bro Marketing

An Alternative to Bro Marketing

Sam is a copywriter who creates inspired email sequences for feminist business owners who want their marketing efforts to align with their beliefs & values—without sacrificing profitability. She found her calling after starting out as a health and fitness coach, and realized the part she liked best about that job was all of the writing she was doing, and the accolades she would get from it. After enduring training and immersion in the “bro marketing” world, Sam realized that what she...
Building Confidence With Style

Building Confidence With Style

Melanie has spent the last 15 years working with women and helping them truly discover what makes them feel like the best version of themselves, inside and out. After working in New York City on Broadway productions, then a stint in the bridal industry, Melanie finally created her own business where she works with clients as a personal stylist, with the goal of helping them develop their own style that makes them feel good. Through her work with clients in all stages of their lives, Melanie d...

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One of the agendas of this show is to talk with small business owners who’re not only growing their businesses, but also battling the notion that there is a silver bullet.  And if you haven’t found it yet…you’re doing something wrong.

Sensational success stories give us the inspiration to take risks (often a good thing), but MOST of us, will have more organic, pivot-infested “slow growth” and we should celebrate that. Because it’s not easy. 

Stephanie has a way of preaching reality and slow growth and alignment while also amping you up and not bursting your bubble.

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ABOUT ME

I am a small business strategist whose personalized approach helps entrepreneurs achieve next-level growth. I create highly-customized business models that have enabled clients to double and triple their income without working longer hours. Whether they’re service providers or product creators, I help my client build the confidence and find the clarity they need to feel energized by their new business direction.