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The Honestly Imperfect Podcast brings you down to earth conversations to inspire you to take imperfect action and proven strategies to help you elevate your marketing, mindset and business. With weekly episodes bringing you powerful tips and honest interviews hosted by Marketing Coach and Founder of Harper Collective, Alicia Penhorwood.
 
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It’s been 13 years since I dived into being an entrepreneur and hired my first team member. My journey since has been jam-packed full of lessons from my own experience and working with so many amazing clients doing brilliant things in their own businesses. So I refreshed my earlier 11 lessons episode and am sharing my top 13 lessons on all things h…
 
Today’s episode is a recast of my super popular chat with the fabulous Melissa Froehlich. We discuss what to do when the operations side of your business feels heavy after the initial buzz of growing fades and overwhelm creeps in, as you're "too busy" juggling all the balls. So it's the perfect time of year to revisit this important conversation so…
 
You know those curveballs that get you right when you least expect them? For Briony Benjamin, her sucker punch moment came in the form of a stage 4 lymphoma diagnosis. Keeping a video diary of her journey, when Briony finally got the all-clear she created a short video called ‘You Only Get One Life’. This impactful video quickly went viral and led …
 
Leading a team well, innovating in business and getting the growth profit you desire, doesn’t come without the ability to look in the mirror and challenge yourself to be the best leader you can be - powerful and graceful as you lead your business and team. So in today’s episode I share the common challenges my clients experienced last year and the …
 
As we settle into a new year, many entrepreneurs dream of finally creating a high performing, rockstar team to support them. Yet often hiring is left well past when it’s needed and rushed decisions are made - having far reaching impacts on their business. So in this episode I share the benefits of hiring strategically, and why hiring early provides…
 
Most Christmas carols will tell you that the holiday season is “the most wonderful time of year” but what I’ve learned is that it can also be a time filled with high levels of stress and life not always reflecting the happy scenes you see in your favourite Christmas movies. In this episode, I share my own story of how I’ve found calm in the chaos a…
 
It’s that time of year when everyone is reflecting, planning and strategising. So I’m taking you behind the scenes of my own business and sharing my reflection process and framework, including what’s working, the wins and where the opportunities to improve may be. This checkin process is super helpful to ensure your dream business is facilitating y…
 
Curious about what’s to come in the new era of Marketing & Sales for 2023? Today I’m chatting with Business & Marketing Consultant, Lacey Madison about the three key pillars of marketing to focus on in 2023 to have a waitlist of your dream customers, build an online community, and become a leader in your space. Connect with Lacey Madison on Instagr…
 
At the end of the year, we all sit back and reflect on the year that has been. It’s the perfect time to set goals and intentions for the new year and your team is no exception. As a leader, you can guide your team into this reflection period with confidence and excitement in you and your business. In this episode, I discuss how important it is to m…
 
Today I’m chatting with Money Mindset Mentor, Carla Townsend about how to change the way you think about money to attract more wealth, abundance and success. You’ll gain insight into the tools you need to upgrade your money mindset, the biggest shifts that helped Carla when she felt stuck living week to week, and what to do when self-sabotage decid…
 
Every entrepreneur & CEO running a business wants to maximise their time and feel a sense of space and flow. So when the team you’ve hired to support this goal isn’t cutting it, you start to ask the question - is it worth it? So I’m diving into the 2 best ways to get your time back when you are running a business with a team and it’s feeling busy a…
 
When it comes to hiring a team member there are a lot of misconceptions around how to interview - what to say and importantly what not to say, how formal an interview should be and is it ok to use the same interview questions across all of your roles? So in this episode I’m going to separate the myths from reality and prepare you for rock solid int…
 
What would your life be like if you decided to say YES to your passions to build a career that felt creatively abundant and fulfilling? Today’s guest, Jemma Mrdak shares her own story of following her passions to build a business and personal brand that lights her up. We chat about the real behind-the-scenes of growth, imperfection, and balancing i…
 
In today’s episode I chat with the amazing Dr. Krystal Connor, a life coach helping women ditch the status quo so they can thrive in business and life without stress, overwhelm and 24/7 hustle.We dive into how to live better, more fulfilling lives whilst chasing our big goals. Listen in to hear - What living a 10/10 life means and is it really poss…
 
The secret to growing a connected and engaged community around your brand online could be hidden in embracing imperfection. In this episode, I chat about why your audience is on social media, how you can build connections faster, and ways to overcome the block of showing up online so that you can gain clarity and confidence. CONNECT WITH ME: Instag…
 
In today’s episode, I chat with Tina Tower, an incredible 7 figure entrepreneur and business coach,, author, mum and happy wife! We go behind the scenes for a raw conversation about team. With Tina’s latest mission to help 100 women build million dollar businesses by 2025, this is one conversation not to be missed. Dive in to hear: Why Tina believe…
 
Get ready to embrace imperfection and sell in a way that feels good to you! In this episode, I chat about ways that you can gain more confidence in landing sales in your business so that you can create a bigger impact, do the work you love, and go on that dream holiday because you’ve hit your profit goals. CONNECT WITH ME: Instagram: @honestlyimper…
 
You’ve hired your support team and you can finally sit back and relax into your genius zone without all the interruptions. But wait, that’s not actually happening is it?! You’re still feeling interrupted and you’re wondering why your team isn’t just getting the job done. I hear this from clients all the time. So today, I’m diving into four possible…
 
We all know that creating a fulfilling morning routine can set our day up for success but what about the mornings when you feel like you have to get straight into your to-do list? In this episode, I chat about ways that you can set yourself up to feel calm and grounded so that you can show up as the leader you want to be in your life even on the bu…
 
If listening to one entrepreneur and ex-corporate recruiter’s hiring tips is useful, let’s amplify the impact and try two! I chat with Mim Jenkinson, mother of two, planning-obsessed, multi-award-winning Business Mentor, Author, Podcaster and Course Creator, who I affectionately call the Digital Products Queen! Mim has taught and coached over 3000 …
 
We all want effective, high performing teams working in our business. So I’m taking you behind the scenes on the framework for my powerful team coaching, so you can get a sense of what might be missing in your team, especially if they are not feeling awesome right now. So tune in to learn about my 6 Pillars to Building Awesome Teams and find out: W…
 
Are you stuck in the hustle of doing everything yourself but have no idea where to start when it comes to building your dream team? Today’s guest is Hiring Strategist & Leadership Coach, Paula Maidens who shares everything you need to know about the common hiring mistakes to avoid, simple mindset shifts that will help you step into your CEO-self, a…
 
As an entrepreneur & CEO the idea of hiring a friend may seem like the perfect solution to your need for instant business support from someone you trust. We’ve all fantasised about the potential fun to be had - office chats, bestie lunch breaks and post work margs - but is it really as idyllic as it sounds? Dive into today’s episode for the good, t…
 
In this episode I share the reason most people get hiring wrong and how you can ensure as a CEO and entrepreneur that you don’t. So if you’ve found yourself asking “where are all the good people hiding”, made some less than amazing hires or you’re simply too scared or unsure where to start with hiring, this episode’s for you. Tune in to find out: W…
 
Join me for a solo episode on the mindfulness practices I’ve been loving to bring myself into the present moment, tap into my inner peace and live a more fulfilling life. Meditations App: insighttimer.com/sarahblondin Episode On Mediation: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/embracing-imperfection-to-get-high-on-life-with/id1542008052?i=1000506842025 CON…
 
In today’s episode I share the secret to avoiding difficult conversations with your team. As a business entrepreneur and CEO managing a team, those awkward conversations often feel inevitable and like a thorn in your side, whether you have one person or twenty supporting you - yet it is possible to avoid them. So if you have frustrations or resentm…
 
Set your brand apart by developing a tailored 5-star customer experience that gets people talking about your brand for all the right reasons. In this episode, I walk you through the steps to elevate your customer experience no matter your budget. CONNECT WITH ME: Instagram: @honestlyimperfectpodcast Website: www.harpercollective.com.au…
 
As entrepreneurs and CEOs we all want to hire A-Players. However, so many people simply accept the status quo, always waiting for a ‘better time’ to hire. Usually this happens in one of two ways - continuing to manage the workload yourself because it seems like the simple option or bringing on support in an ad hoc way and crossing your fingers. So …
 
When growing a team I often see people making fast hiring decisions to #getitdone, yet it often results in emotional or accidental hiring decisions that ultimately don’t work out or cause a lot of turmoil along the way. So in today’s episode I discuss the difference between making a strategic hiring decision versus emotional or accidental ones. Tun…
 
Ready to win back your time, gain results faster and build momentum in your business? Join me as I share the steps to get out of the perfectionism and procrastination loop so that you can have more time to work on growing YOUR business and filling up your cup. CONNECT WITH ME: Instagram: @honestlyimperfectpodcast Website: www.harpercollective.com.a…
 
As an entrepreneur you want to show up as a powerful, graceful leader who gets what you need done and inspires your team to do it in a way you both feel great about. However, often it’s easy to overlook how our beliefs and intentions influence how we operate in our role as leaders. So dive in to find out - Why you need to get clear on your intentio…
 
If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed at the thought of achieving your goals before the end of this year, this is for you! Join me as I share the three pillars that will help you win back more time in your day, conquer your fear, and surround yourself with the right support to achieve your goals. CONNECT WITH ME: Instagram: @honestlyimperfectpodca…
 
If you’re a CEO or entrepreneur who is building your team and scaling your business, then this episode shares the kind of behind the scenes insight that is priceless. I chat with 7 figure entrepreneur, Sarah Parkinson, who has not only scaled her business from 9 to 22 team members, but also acquired two new businesses within the last 12 months. Wit…
 
If you currently feel disappointed or frustrated with the way someone on your team - maybe your whole team - are performing, this episode is for you. I dive into the 4 different styles of management - and how and when you should shift in between these styles to bring out the best in each individual on your team. So tune in to find out - The four ma…
 
If there is one thing that is going to set brands apart with their marketing in the future, it’s being experimental. As technology rapidly evolves and customers expect more from their buying experience, the brands that are willing to step outside of the norm to try something new are the ones that are going to overtake the rest. So, if you’re feelin…
 
In today’s ep, I welcome back 7 fig business coach, Jazze Jervis to riff on all things investing in team, balancing profitability and why business is not one size fits all. Jazze believes we are here to take up space and not be confined by the boxes society can put us in and wants to empower more women to lead lives they not only desire, but deserv…
 
How would it feel to grow your business by ONLY working with your dream clients and making more money in the process? In today’s episode, I share the real and honest story of how I transitioned from working with anyone and everyone to only working with my absolute dream clients. CONNECT WITH ME: Instagram: @honestlyimperfectpodcast Website: www.har…
 
You’ve taken the plunge, made the decision to hire and posted your job ad. The anticipation for adding support and scaling your biz is high. You check the ad multiple times a day, excited to see who applies. Yet…you’re getting crickets. If this sounds familiar, you have no doubt asked “where are all the awesome people hiding” or “how do I get peopl…
 
Today’s guest is Caroline Sinclair who brought to life the stunning Sinclairs of Berry with her husband Hilton. In this episode, we chat about taking a leap to ignite your flame of creativity and how you never know the exciting adventures that it will lead you to. Plus, what the journey was like creating Sinclairs of Berry and Caroline’s words of w…
 
As a busy entrepreneur, you’ve done #alltherightthings, hired support and yet it’s still feeling hard. It can leave you asking “is it me or them?” This is such a common question I hear all the time, so you’re not alone. In today’s episode I dive into the details of whether it is hard or if it’s simply normal and if so, what can you do about it. So …
 
In this episode I go behind the scenes of my own hiring experiences from my time in business and as a leader in corporate, to share 4 big hiring lessons from my best and worst hires. These lessons will support you on your own entrepreneurial journey of learning how to hire great people who feel great to you. Listen in to hear - The importance of ru…
 
When perfectionism starts to run the show we tend to achieve less and stress more. Which is no fun for anyone! In this episode, I share signs of when I recognise that perfectionism is taking charge and what I do about it to come back into alignment. CONNECT WITH ME: Instagram: @honestlyimperfectpodcast Website: www.harpercollective.com.au…
 
In this episode I answer the two most common questions I am asked - when is the right time to hire and how to hire well for success. So as business entrepreneurs, this short, powerful ep will answer these questions so you can avoid procrastinating on moving your business forward and avoid experiencing potential disasters from hiring too late. Tune …
 
It’s time to realign, come back to what is most important to you and gain a fresh perspective on what you want the next 6 months of the year to look like for you! In this episode, we delve into three key focuses for you to find clarity and new ideas to fill the next 6 months with opportunities for expansion. CONNECT WITH ME: Instagram: @honestlyimp…
 
Life might be easier if it came with a manual outlining the pitfalls to avoid and importantly, how to avoid them - and it’s absolutely no different in business. We would all love the insider secrets - especially when it comes to hiring and managing teams. So consider this episode your cheat’s guide to the most common mistakes made with teams and ho…
 
Is the feeling of “needing to know it all” keeping you stuck? This is something I’ve been challenged by in my own business too. Being a Marketing Strategist, there are a million things I could learn about marketing every day and honestly, it could be a full-time job just keeping up with the latest innovations in marketing. But is that really the be…
 
As CEOs and entrepreneurs building and scaling businesses, you’re familiar with the wild rollercoaster the journey can be. So you don’t need extra drama, especially when it comes to managing your team. However, as you’re only human (and so is your team) it naturally comes with emotion - often a lot of it. So in today’s quick, powerful ep, I chat al…
 
Interior Designer and Holiday Property Expert, Simone Mathews joins us to bring you behind the scenes into her world and to share stories from her career journey so far that will leave you feeling inspired. WE CHAT ABOUT: Creating the highly successful ‘Soul of Gerringong’ holiday rental property Where her passion for building & designing dream hol…
 
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