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The Elevate Podcast

Ash Davenport & Mick Shah

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Welcome to the Elevate Podcast. We’re Mick and Ash and we started this podcast for wedding photographers and creatives who want to be inspired in all the areas connected to running a better, healthier and happier business. Because if you can do that, long term it gives you the platform and freedom to do the things you love. Each month we’ll be looking at one specific topic and chatting to speakers and experts in that area to help give us inspiration and tips to apply in the everyday.
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We chat with Anna Gadalean aka Gingers Eyes about how her choosing to be intentional about finding inspiration radically transformed her business and her style. We hope by listening you’ll be inspired to do the same. This is a deeper dive into her presentation at Elevate 2023. Hosts: Ash Davenport & Mick Shah from MIKI Studios Instagram - mikiphoto…
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Are you struggling with either how to connect with your ideal client? How to write Instagram captions that sound genuine? Crafting authentic website copy? In this episode, we talk to the founder of Psychology for Photographers and “how to make an irresistible website” Jenika Mckdavitt about all these areas and more. Listen as Ash gets to go on the …
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Crafting and working on your brand can feel overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. Today amazing family photographer and educator Anna Hardy talks about some practical steps to not only identify your ideal client but also the process of creating a brand that will resonate with them Hosts: Ash Davenport & Mick Shah from MIKI Studios Support the sh…
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What does it take to create a brand? Starting a business is one thing, but nurturing one that appeals to a target audience who see the value of investing at a premium price point is quite another. In this episode videographer and photographer extraordinaire Michael Toman of Story of Eve talks about how he did exactly that and what practical advice …
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Will you control money or let it control you? When she found herself £30K in personal debt, Rhiannon Llewellyn knew change was needed. In this episode, she talks about the steps she took to get out of it and now always be in surplus. Now a qualified financial coach she is helping others to do the same. Hosts: Ash Davenport Mick Shah Support the sho…
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The things we never really want to talk about but should. It’s not sexy but necessary! As creative business owners, there are a whole load of areas we should be keenly aware of when managing our money in the present, preparing for the future and at the same time making sure we protect everything we have going forward. In this episode, we chat with …
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Creating the lifestyle you want, determining meaningful life goals and why making your money work and grow can help get you there. Money is like water, leave it and it will stagnate and evaporate. Keep it flowing and it can be an asset to help finance the lifestyle you want. In this episode, we talk to Tanner H Hicks about his thoughts on this. Hos…
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Season 1 - Diversification. Episode 2 - Sam Docker. Continuing our series on diversification Sam Docker international successful wedding photographer talks about how he’s had to diversify his businesses continually over the years. Sometimes overnight! From running a second-hand clothing store that had to be dissolved to starting a wedding photograp…
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Season 1 - Diversification. Episode 3 - Ami Robertson The final episode on diversifying your business takes a look at the mental health and self-care aspects. Ami Roberston is one of the most inspiring and busiest photographers we know. From dealing with anxiety, being in an abusive relationship, therapy and mental health challenges whilst still be…
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Season 1 - Diversification. Episode 1 - Melissa Love In the current environment for photographers and creatives it’s as important as ever to use our passion and talents to be able to diversify our businesses and guarantee potential incomes through various ways - but at the same time remain excited about what we do. We talk to three business owners …
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The next in our continuing discussions of Gift Economy and being human in business. We love your feedback! Please let us know what you think – email us at radio@loveandmoneyrevolution.com, or leave us a comment below. If you’re not subscribed, please join us! How to subscribe: Most people subscribe to podcasts in iTunes; click the button to view th…
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Sandi is an instigator. Among other things she instigates shining in her clients by asking questions in an unusual and wonderful process. She tells us about it on this weeks show. We love your feedback! Please let us know what you think – email us at radio@loveandmoneyrevolution.com, or leave us a comment below. If you’re not subscribed, please joi…
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Soul*full describes just about everything that Catherine Just does. We talk about how she uses photography as a tool for transformation, her journey as a creator and much more! We love your feedback! Please let us know what you think – email us at radio@loveandmoneyrevolution.com, or leave us a comment below. If you’re not subscribed, please join u…
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Attorney to instigator of an honest marketing revolution? That’s just part of the journey that Erica shares on this weeks show. We love your feedback! Please let us know what you think – email us at radio@loveandmoneyrevolution.com, or leave us a comment below. If you’re not subscribed, please join us! How to subscribe: Most people subscribe to pod…
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Margret’s calling and business is creating meaningful ceremonies and rituals to mark the major life events – weddings, coming of age ceremonies, and particularly memorials. We talk with her about why and how she does this work, and why ritual is so powerful and important in our lives. We love your feedback! Please let us know what you think – email…
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Rhi and Tanja discuss her unique approach to copywriting, communication, and working with introversion. We love your feedback! Please let us know what you think – email us at radio@loveandmoneyrevolution.com, or leave us a comment below. If you’re not subscribed, please join us! How to subscribe: Most people subscribe to podcasts in iTunes; click t…
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We begin the second year of Holistic Business Radio (YAY!) with a conversation about a whole new way of approaching marketing as a human act. This is a very different, and fascinating line of thinking. Join us! We love your feedback! Please let us know what you think – email us at radio@loveandmoneyrevolution.com, or leave us a comment below. If yo…
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Zombie Recording – A drawing Marty did just for this show! (Isn’t it awesome?) Marty uses his artwork to create visual stories – ways of communicating ideas and emotions that go beyond words. Sometimes zombies are included. We have a wonderful discussion about art, communication, earning money as an artist, the gift economy experiment that Marty an…
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We discuss the problems of bartering and how barter is different from the gift economy, how to balance desire for your work with your capacity to do it and much more… We love your feedback! Please let us know what you think – email us at radio@loveandmoneyrevolution.com, or leave us a comment below. If you’re not subscribed, please join us! How to …
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MEM and Kristin join Andy and Rhi to talk about their experiences with gift economics in a whole variety of ways. Awesomeness ensues. We love your feedback! Please let us know what you think – email us at radio@loveandmoneyrevolution.com, or leave us a comment below. If you’re not subscribed, please join us! How to subscribe: Most people subscribe …
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This week we continue the conversation about the shift Megan is making in Ideaschema moving to a gift economy model, and how people are responding to it.We love your feedback!Please let us know what you think – email us at radio@loveandmoneyrevolution.com, or leave us a comment below.If you’re not subscribed, please join us!How to subscribe:Most pe…
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Money is hard for many off us, and often that means we don't pay as much attention to the money in our business as we'd like to (or know we should.) We talk with Jessica about how and why this can be so much easier.We love your feedback!Please let us know what you think – email us at radio@loveandmoneyrevolution.com, or leave us a comment below.If …
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Connection and community, psychological marketing techniques, and Natural Human Marketing are the topics of today's deep dive.We love your feedback!Please let us know what you think – email us at radio@loveandmoneyrevolution.com, or leave us a comment below.If you’re not subscribed, please join us!How to subscribe:Most people subscribe to podcasts …
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Sales pages, and selling are something that many of us find hard. We talk with Catherine about her way of approaching this, which is both different and amazing (at least to Andy and Rhi). We also review Catherine's new program "I Love Sales Pages".We love your feedback!Please let us know what you think – email us at radio@loveandmoneyrevolution.com…
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In our first in this series of special episodes, we talk what Metacosmology is and how that can inform living and doing business in a new way.This grew out of our last conversation with Megan. You can listen to it here! You DO NOT need to listen to the previous episode for this one to make sense, but it fills in more of this whole discussion and is…
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What if systems created more ease and spaciousness in our business rather then constraining us to doing things in a way that doesn't feel good because we "have to"? Michelle says that this is TOTALLY possible.Scroll down for show notes!We love your feedback!Please let us know what you think – email us at radio@loveandmoneyrevolution.com, or leave u…
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Virtual assistant, writer and creator of HBR's amazing show notes Karla Tucker talks with Rhi and Andy about being a VA, how VAs can help in a business, and how to work with one effectively. (And if this sounds boring, it's totally not.)We love your feedback!Please let us know what you think – email us at radio@loveandmoneyrevolution.com, or leave …
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Service, Gift Economy, Spiritual Economics - What if these formed the basis of business? How amazing could it be? Megan shares her thoughts (and they go deep!)Scroll down for show notes!We love your feedback!Please let us know what you think – email us at radio@loveandmoneyrevolution.com, or leave us a comment below.If you’re not subscribed, please…
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Musician and weaver of magic Sharon Knight is our guest this week. She talks with Andy about her music and how she creates it, the spirituality which drives her music and the business of being a musician.Sharon's Website: http://www.sharonknight.net/ (go listen to her music there for free!)Sharon's Blog: http://www.sharonknight.net/blog/Scroll down…
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Andy talks with Rhiannon Laurie, the creator of the Mirrorhaven Academy of Self Love about the power of spaciousness and her own process of self discovery. It's big and amazing stuff.We love your feedback!Please let us know what you think – email us at radio@loveandmoneyrevolution.com, or leave us a comment below.If you’re not subscribed, please jo…
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Rhi hangs out with Nathan and Larah, two of her best friends in the whole world, and they talk about Wordpress hackers, badger-hunting Scots, the pros and cons of sex ed in public schools, spoonie entrepreneurship, and various nerdy things on this extremely hoopy 42nd episode.Show Notes Coming SoonWe love your feedback!Please let us know what you t…
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Rhi talks with Marisa, who supports wellness professionals & creative entrepreneurs in crafting their messages, spreading the word about their work, and building community online.Scroll down for show notes!We love your feedback!Please let us know what you think – email us at radio@loveandmoneyrevolution.com, or leave us a comment below.If you’re no…
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Rhi and Amanda talk shop about the business of making beautiful, meaningful things on the internet, and delve into the new paradigm that Amanda is bringing into being with her Digital Artisan Collective.Scroll down for show notes.We love your feedback!Please let us know what you think – email us at radio@loveandmoneyrevolution.com, or leave us a co…
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Rhi talks with Kristin about her journey, her literacy outreach work in Belize and so much more!Scroll down for show notes.We love your feedback!Please let us know what you think – email us at radio@loveandmoneyrevolution.com, or leave us a comment below.If you’re not subscribed, please join us!How to subscribe:Most people subscribe to podcasts in …
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Rhi and Luna, the author of two upcoming books about money, have a winding conversation around creativity and money and how she has discovered the perfect way to relate financial concepts to non-financial people using art, play, and loads of compassion.Scroll down for show notes!We love your feedback!Please let us know what you think – email us at …
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