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You’re deeply spiritual and deeply ambitious. You have a sacred but your people pleasing and anxiety are holding you back. You’re meant to build a rich and meaningful life and touch many people’s hearts but patriarchal neural pathways are in the way. Bryn Bamber, Trauma Informed Witch trained in Core Energetics and yoga teacher teaches you how to achieve your sacred goal with a combination of neuroscience, somatic psychology and all things sacred. Learn more about working with Bryn at www.br ...
 
Courage Compass Podcast with life coach Bryn Bamber, where you get to hear from those who show up in an uncomfortable conversations, bring fierce love into their relationships and who not afraid to show where they have failed. They may not run into burning buildings for a living but they are brave beyond words. And they know that there’s no stopping courage when it comes from the heart. Find out more: www.couragecompass.org.
 
The Bad B*tch Entrepreneur is the podcast for feminist business owners ready to have a massive impact, serve their communities, smash the patriarchy, and make a f*ck ton of money. If you're scaling to 6 and 7 figures but second guessing all your decisions, procrastinating, perfecting every tiny detail, overworking nights and weekends, feeling anxious about marketing and selling, and playing small when you know you're a big f*cking deal... This is the podcast for you. Every week, host Master ...
 
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Got mom guilt while working in your biz? Today I’m talking with my client, Avery Young, about how to rethink the guilt, where it comes from, and her experiences as a mompreneur and lactation consultant. There’s a BIG difference between what society tells mothers about how they “should” parent and the reality of how it really is. Y’all, the patriarc…
 
It’s easy to get lost in details and distractions when you have ADHD and a multi-six figure business to run. So how do you run a business when your brain doesn’t want to focus? Friends, I’m going to share all of the tools that I’ve found, how I communicate with my team, and how I’ve crafted my morning routine to help me focus. Tune in today for . .…
 
What does running a business look like when you’re a mom? I asked my friend Lara Johnson to join me for a conversation on some of the struggles of being a full-time entrepreneur and mom and some really practical strategies that she uses in her own home and business. Having a feminist business means creating a business that works for your life and h…
 
Are you bringing fun and joy into your business? What about pleasure? If there’s no space for pleasure in your business, that’s a recipe for hustle and burnout. Ok, but what exactly does that mean? Maybe it’s a walk, a hike, some meditation, dancing to your fave music … or something a bit sexier. Today you get to listen in to a conversation with my…
 
Forget the needy, grasp-y, pushy dude bro selling strategies. Today’s episode and your free guide to Consensual Sales Conversations are all you need. Selling without being a douchebag means more “F* yeah” clients who are all in and never ghost you. And those who are a no are loved and served by you as well. In this guide and today’s episode I’m sha…
 
Spirit, play, intuition . . . these are things that “conventional” capitalistic businesses don't usually make space for. You’ve probably even seen them frowned on when folks talk about running a “real” or “professional” business. Today I’m talking with my friend and client, Sarah Marie, about how she embraced her intuition and connection to Spirit …
 
Super vulnerable share time! I failed! Then adjusted and learned SO much. I’m sharing all that with you today after launching the 5th round of the Bad Bitch Mastermind. It’s so important to share successes, but even more important to share our failures and what we learn from them, so I’m sharing it all with you! I’ve had more fun and felt more rela…
 
Here’s the thing - being an entrepreneur can be like a rollercoaster. And like a rollercoaster, navigating the ups and downs is a lot more fun when you aren’t having to do it on your own. This is why I think you should have at LEAST one Biz Bestie. At least. Today I’m talking with my dear friend and Biz Bestie Maggie Reyes about what it’s like havi…
 
Making a lot of money doesn’t always require the right strategy. Often it’s the right thinking - about yourself, your audience, and your offer. Today I’m joined by my friend and client, Lisa Sharp, to talk about the mindset shift that created $64K in 30 days. As human beings, we like goals. Goals feel good when we hit them. The problem though is wh…
 
It’s so easy to create a whole list of things we think we SHOULD be doing in order to be successful, and sometimes that green smoothie or yoga class looks like self-care. But if you’re just adding to your work-load instead of actually turning off your brain and resting, you’re turning self-care into a weapon against yourself. For those of us social…
 
I can, unfortunately, admit I’ve definitely had ableist thoughts like: “She’s late because she doesn’t respect me.” “If he was more organized, maybe he’d get ahead.” “Why can’t they be more productive?” Which is why I’m super happy to have Shaun Roney, coach for women with ADHD tendencies on the Sacred Goals Podcast to teach you how to best support…
 
It can be easy to think that business should be hard, a struggle, and stressful. This is so far from what the truth for your business CAN be. What if it was fun, easy, and even felt MAGICAL to run your business? Today I’m talking with Chris Hale about how to have FUN in your business, and what to do when it’s hard to show up, and how to feel safe w…
 
Ready to build a feminist biz & make more than ever? Your last chance to join the Bad B*tch Mastermind in 2022 is THIS WEEK. Applications close on 7/21/22! You won’t get another opportunity to join until December for the February 2023 cohort, so get your booty over to melaniechilders.com/mastermind to apply TODAY. This episode you will learn: Who t…
 
In this episode I’m joined by my friend, colleague, and client, Christina Kwan to talk about what it looks like when we stop letting likes, comments, followers, and income dictate how we feel about ourselves and start growing our self-worth no matter what the business data says. When you’re not reliant on the data and vanity metrics to make you fee…
 
The fury and pain of the overturn of Roe v Wade and the impact on anyone who is NOT cis, het, white dudes is raw and palpable. So, how do we move forward now? How do you channel that energy into action? In this episode, my friend and colleague, Dr. Melissa Bird is joining me to talk about what to do now. The curse of the Patriarchy is Perfectionism…
 
Have you found yourself feeling hesitant when it comes to investing in your business? You’re not alone. The Patriarchy teaches that it should be stressful and hard work to earn money, and that debt is bad. In this episode I’m breaking down the mindsets that hold us back from not only earning more but investing in our businesses. When we learn how t…
 
Are you ready for a party? I’m talking with my friend and longtime “Biz Bestie” Serena Hicks, and wow do we cover a lot in this episode! You’ll get to listen in as we talk about “failures,” why we love connecting to our audiences, getting over the fear of podcasting, our individual superpowers, and how we got started. The list could go on and on, s…
 
You can create a successful, sustainable, soul-inspiring business and it doesn't have to be built on a capitalist framework. That shit is ready to burn to the ground, and you don’t have to burn yourself out following toxic dude-bro tactics. Megan Kierstead is joining me to give you a behind the scenes look at how we create successful launches, busi…
 
Everyone has a wine-o-clock t-shirt but so many people think medication to help with mental health should only be used as a last resort. In this episode we talk about mental health stigma around diagnosis and medication, Bryn shares why she's considering medication for the first time in her life and we discuss how to stigma is changed throughout hi…
 
Making more money doesn’t mean working more hours. This week I’m joined by my friend Becca Pike to talk about her journey from a workhorse mindset to CEO mindset while working less and making more. We also discuss: How to authentically position your brand in your market for massive impact The differences and similarities of brick and mortar and onl…
 
I have not historically been good at taking breaks. I’m someone who if I had any addiction it was workaholism and so filling up every crack and crevice of my time was the best way to not feel. But that has resulted in me burning out multiple times and so I'm so happy that Luke Anderson, the Founder of the Stop Gap Foundation and I got together to t…
 
Are you ready to sell in a way that doesn’t feel needy, graspy, or gross? Learn to collaborate on sales calls instead! But first, you have to get through sales reluctance. Selling in your business is necessary if you’re going to grow your business, and it can actually feel GOOD. It just takes practice to break through the dude-bro, patriarchal bs t…
 
To live a rich life involves moments of joy, fear, frustration and grief. Grief can happen when you finish your PhD, when you move to a new city and when you lose a loved one. In this episode we talk about how to navigate all of the feelings, post traumatic growth after grief and what can help when you’re grieving. Krista St-Germain lost her husban…
 
We all learn from our mentors, and that’s a good thing. What’s not a good thing is thinking whatever approach they use is the ONLY way to sell and market for YOUR business. What you bring to the table for your clients is something truly unique and badass, so why shouldn’t your approach to your marketing be unique and badass as well? Today I’m shari…
 
When you put a creative project out into the world, there’s going to be pushback from the patriarchy. Ex. when a woman writes a memoir she focuses on the two family members who might be upset, not the thousands of women her story might help. Brooke Warner worked for 13 years in the publishing industry and now helps women write and publish memoir. I…
 
We’ve talked about taking breaks in business, but what about taking breaks for things like having a baby? What does that look like in a feminist business? Today I’m talking to Carina Groombridge about how she not only took time from her business to welcome her new baby, but also came back to a waitlist of “fuck YEAH” clients ready to work with HER.…
 
I have a special announcement for you today! Bad B*tch Mastermind applications are officially open! You have until Friday, May 27th to submit your application. Apply early on May 19th & 20th to get your bonus VIP Day. To apply, visit my website at melaniechilders.com/mastermind, where you will find the link to the application. In this episode you w…
 
You can make money through your activism and art. And Coco Madari’s business really started to take off after they realized those things are not at odds with each other but actually when you bring them together, you make more money than ever. We talk about how the white supremacy and patriarchy manifest in your energetic body and how to play with y…
 
Feel like your success is a fluke? Afraid to take more clients because you might feel overwhelmed? Not marketing until you have something to sell or space available for new clients? These are sabotaging your business success. In today’s episode I’m joined by my client and friend Callie Croken to share how she made $50K in just 4 weeks and what help…
 
If you’ve felt intimidated, frustrated, or just icky about marketing, it’s probably because of how dude-bro tactics have been the norm for marketing and selling for so long. This old norm centers around false urgency and talking down to your audience. It doesn’t have to be this way. Empowered Marketing sounds like something that should be complicat…
 
In 2012 after a medical difficulty Kristen and her partner had their house foreclosed on and declared bankruptcy. They moved to another state to rent a unit owned by her mother in law with two newborn twins. They slowly rebuilt their finances and a decade later they own a beautiful home and this year Kristen had a $80K month in her business. We dis…
 
Feminist management and leadership is about what we bring to the table and how we lead, starting with your own thoughts and yourself. It also means delegating and handing control to your team so that they can grow and move forward. Today I’m talking with feminist leadership coach Emily Feairs about how to empower your team through skills that you c…
 
The fuel you use as motivation for your sacred goal is actually the most important part because if you put diesel in a gas car, it won't start and if you water down your gasoline, it might fuck up your engine. In this episode we'll talk about the fuel you use to keep taking action towards your goal, what fuel is most effective and how this will hel…
 
I started exploring my queerness in my early 20s. Because I’m attracted men, for a long time I thought I was straight. Also because in movies I only saw images of straight people and whenever someone was bisexual it was because they were a nymphomaniac obsessed with sex and I didn’t feel like that. But then when I was volunteering at the Gender Iss…
 
Does looking at your money make you freak out, throw up, just say fuck it? Or maybe deep down you think that you’re not supposed to have a lot of money or financial safety. The Patriarchy loves it when you believe that you can’t have money and security, and they’re perfectly happy to see you underearning. So today we’re breaking down common thought…
 
When psychiatrist and coach Dr. Kathleen Young was a resident, she told her supervisor she wanted to make a lot of money doing work that helped people. Her supervisor acted as though that was a very selfish thing to say. In this episode we talk about the messages folks socialized as women get about money and what we want you to think instead. It’s …
 
I had an amazing opportunity last week to go to Austin, Texas and hang out with some badass feminist women who were making 6 figures and a couple of whom are making 7 figures. It was AMAZING and in this episode I'm teaching you what these feminist self made millionaires had in common and how that can help you achieve your sacred goal. Book a free c…
 
Constantly stressed and burned out but not making the revenue you want? You might be confusing hustle with hard work. Hustle is fueled by fear and insecurity and leads to burnout. Hard work is fueled by chill dedication and creates a sustainable, long-term business. Which one is running your business? If you’re feeling more dread around your busine…
 
Vikki went from procrastinating all the time in corporate to working 80 hour work weeks in her first business. Then she figured out how to make $100K in 6 months, much faster than everyone kept telling her it would take. She realized, “Things just take time” is a lie and applied what she learned to make $100k in 6 weeks and then in 2 weeks. She’s n…
 
What if you took all of the experiences and knowledge that make up your life, and used those to create something for your clients? How powerful would that be? Today I’m talking with Ana Verzone about how she’s brought things from her past careers and personal experiences and turned them into something unique and truly exciting for her clients. From…
 
In this white supremist patriarchy you've been led to believe that style is only about being “pleasing” to men or “fitting in” at work and feminist style coach Judith and I are here to BLOW UP that idea. Style can be fun or sexy or playful or boss. It can be an expression of your creativity or a source of your comfort. Clothes are here to support y…
 
When I started my business, I loved working with clients but I hated the sales and marketing process. I wished someone would come and deliver me clients. But in time, I've learned marketing can be fun and an outlet for my rage about the patriarchy. And I'm reading Nelson Mandala's book right now and realizing how essential marketing it is when it c…
 
Sometimes you have to take a break from your business - whether it’s working, marketing, selling, or anything else and pay attention to what’s happening in your life. In this episode I’m sharing with you how to TRULY let go of the thoughts about what you “should” be doing and allow yourself the space to take a break without guilt. The problem is of…
 
Lindsey started her coaching business after 2 years of coaching blowing her mind and completely changing the experience of her life. She slowly built up her business making $5k her first partial year, then $30K and increasing incrementally every year until in 2021 she made over $700K. In this episode she shares what helped her slowly but surely bui…
 
Failing means you're way closer to success than when you're hiding. Take dating for example. If you're out there going on dates, sometimes getting ghosted, sometimes realizing you don't like the person, you're so much closer to finding the right person compared to the person who's sitting at home swiping but never meeting anyone. Getting ghosted fu…
 
When one of my coaches bought a second Audi, I had a ton of judgement. I was like does she not care about the environment? She's so wasteful with her money. But then after some reflection I realized that Dax Sheppard, who's podcast I love and listen to often, has about 15 vehicles. And I've never once judged him. If women have money, I'm very judge…
 
Heterosexual women have the fewest orgasms out of all people, with 65% saying they often orgasm which is compared to 95% of heterosexual men. The orgasm gap is caused by the patriarchy. Folks socialized as women are taught to take care of everyone else’s needs before their own. You have to listen to this episode!! Join the Trauma Informed Witchcraf…
 
You'll learn: - What sabotages your sacred goals - How to overcome it - Examples of my failures and successes Connect with Bryn www.brynbamber.com IG - https://www.instagram.com/bryn_bamber/ FB - https://www.facebook.com/bryn.bamber.5/ Book a free consultation with Bryn here - https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=15832614&appointment…
 
Melanie got diagnosed with cancer in her early 30s and took stock of her life. She left her marriage, her toxic job, filed for bankruptcy and then felt free but also lost. After experimenting with different careers she became a coach and now runs a multiple 6 figure coaching business for badass feminist entrepreneurs. In this episode she shares how…
 
The M-F work week was created for cis men’s hormone cycles. And the more you know about YOUR hormone cycle, the better you can optimize it for your career and personal life. Maisie Hill, author and reproductive cycle expert, teaches that our menstrual cycle has seasons: winter, spring, summer and fall. And as you head into perimenopause, the cycle …
 
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