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The Ambitious Introvert® is the leading growth and development podcast for the estimated 56% of us who recharge by going inwards. Our purpose is to help you manage your social battery and Own Your Energy®, so you can reach your true potential in your business, career and life.

Each week my guests and I will be sharing tips, tricks and hacks on how to build your resilience, master your mindset and cultivate self-leadership - skills that’ll help you reach your goals
without trying to be someone you’re not


We’ll also be sharing valuable lessons and insights from our own personal experience, all focussed on one thing - helping you Own YOUR Energy to reach your potential





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Send us a Text Message.When we’re busy, ambitious introverts and life is ‘lifing’, one of the first things to fall off our schedule is often time alone.And of course as busy, ambitious introverts, that solitude is the exact thing we need to work to our potential #catch22In this episode I’m sharing some quick, actionable tips on how to habit stack your way to solitude on a regular basis (without a silent retreat or monastery stay in sight!)Charging your battery is literally your competitive ed...
Send us a Text Message.Never has ‘as within, so without’ been as relevant as when we apply it to our success and happiness - two things that this week’s guest on The Ambitious Introvert® Podcast, Andrew Rowe, helps his clients with on the daily.Andrew believes that if your life isn’t as you want it, the first place you need to make changes is actually inside - particularly with your perception of yourself. This ‘self concept’ is something we discuss at length in this episode, as well as:Andre...
Send us a Text Message.Many coaches focus on solving problems, but my clients aren’t struggling - they’re striving for more. They seek growth in areas of life such as career, business, spirituality, and finances - not because they have to, but because they want to.In this solo episode, I share about rethinking my 1:1 coaching model, and reflect on the clients I love working with and the transformations they experience through working together. I’m talking about:What makes a coaching relations...
Send us a Text Message.Are you someone who LOVES taking a quiz or test to learn more about yourself? Or do you think it’s too prescriptive to be put in a box and told ‘how’ you should be?Either way it’s safe to say that personality tests aren’t going away anytime soon. And in this episode of The Ambitious Introvert® I’ll be sharing my own thoughts and experiences in using some of the most popular personality assessment tools out thereWhether it’s the MBTI, Clifton Strengths® or something more...
Send us a Text Message.Being ambitious means doing things. And doing things means being busy - right?!I’ve had SO many conversations with clients over the years about their relationship to busyness, and how it shows up (good and bad) in their career, business or everyday life.The question is - are we in a healthy relationship with our to do lists?On this episode of The Ambitious Introvert® Podcast I’m sharing some powerful coaching exercises you can do to gain a clearer understanding of how y...
Send us a Text Message.Us ambitious people LOVE the thrill of working towards something big. Having purpose in our actions. And of course looking forward to that much-desired result at the end.But what happens when all that hard work pays off and instead of fireworks it feels more, well… underwhelming?(As a coach, I can tell you I see this happen ALL THE TIME!)On this episode of The Ambitious Introvert® Podcast I’m sharing the reasons you may feel meh about your success, or struggle to feel p...
Send us a Text Message.Some might think ‘introverted leader’ is a bit of an oxymoron… However those of us who deeply understand introverts aren’t surprised at all that they excel in this type of role!After doubting his abilities for many years, an unexpected public speaking event set Terrance Lee on a path he could never have imagined. Today he’s an authority on introverted leadership, the author of two books on the subject with management and leadership experience in multiple Fortune 500 com...
Send us a Text Message.Ever felt like doing something ‘crazy’? Something that ‘doesn’t make sense’ or is ‘bad on paper’?Often when we feel like that the energy that’s driving the decision can be just too hard to ignore, and impossible to logic our way out of.And as introverts, learning to trust ourselves when making big changes is vital.This week on The Ambitious Introvert® Podcast I’m sharing some different ways our energy guides us in life, and also how we can avoid getting ‘led astray’ by ...
Send us a Text Message.Having high standards is one thing, but if you’re aiming to make everything in your life and work ‘perfect' you're fighting an impossible battle. This week on The Ambitious Introvert® Podcast I interviewed Leadership Coach, Women's Health Advocate and mom of four Chana Ross. She’s sharing her lifelong journey of perfectionism and the practices she’s implemented to overcome it.We chat about:How Chana developed perfectionism tendencies as a child, and the ways we’re ...
Send us a Text Message.If you’re not thinking of yourself as a brand, you may be doing yourself a huge disservice - whether you’re an entrepreneur or an employee.Personal branding goes WAY deeper than colours, fonts and fancy photographs - and this week’s guest Marielle Legair is an absolute expert in the field. Marielle is a Speaker, LinkedIn Top Voice 2023 and LinkedIn Learning Instructor. Her background as a publicity and executive visibility professional combined with her experience ...
Send us a Text Message.Habits are the foundation of success - unless the ones that are deeply ingrained are actually exhausting you. People pleasing became such an automatic response for this week’s podcast guest, Dr Clare Emma Wild, that it became hard for her brain to even recognize she was doing it!Clare is ​​an academically certified and internationally accredited coach who’s passionate about helping Quiet Leaders to overcome imposter syndrome and people-pleasing. She also happens to be a...
Send us a Text Message.How often do you TRULY take time alone? While the idea is blissful to most of us introverts it can also be tough to turn inwards and be honest about what you want from life - as today’s podcast guest Melissa Unsell-Smith discovered.Melissa is a serial entrepreneur, 2 x tech founder and most recently the brain behind Catalytic Icon, a community that helps women create ‘authentic connections and dreamy lifestyles’. It was one of Melissa’s ‘solitude retreats’ that enabled ...
Send us a Text Message.If you’ve ever felt that traditional productivity rhetoric actually made you less efficient (and way more drained) you’re not alone!When Quiet and Strong founder David Hall dived into the topic he found that it definitely wasn’t catering to introverts. He’s since written a book on the subject and launched a podcast to support introverts in working in a way that works FOR them, not against.Tune in to hear us discuss:How David discovered his introversion over timeWhat he ...
Send us a Text Message.It’s been far too long since I’ve shared what’s been going on for me personally, and behind the scenes at The Ambitious Introvert® - and the download stats tell me you LOVE these types of episodes! So here’s all the news…Listen in to hear about:What’s happened since I closed all my business programs down last yearMy anti-industry stance on private coachingWhy my November was very un-introvert friendly (and why I was totally ok with that)The health challenges that I’ve h...
Send us a Text Message.Are you clear on your priorities? And, if so, are you protecting your time and energy to really focus on them?Whether you’re a busy exec or an empire-building entrepreneur, it can be all too easy to lose sight of what’s important during the day-to-day busyness of life. This week on the podcast I’m joined by Jordan Gill, founder of Systems Saved Me®, who has become an expert in creating a life and business to suit her limited energy. As a chronic illness sufferer, a...
Send us a Text Message.When you have big goals and dreams and feel like they’re a long way out of reach, it’s hard NOT to get discouraged.The flip side of being ambitious is that we also feel frustrated when we feel like we’re failing (though as I remind my clients we never really are failing - we’re simply getting closer to the dream incrementally!)In this episode I’m sharing what I do when those thoughts creep in - and providing you with some actionable tips to flip ‘I’m failing!’ into ‘I’m...
Send us a Text Message.My inner child is delighted with the topic of The Ambitious Introvert® Podcast this week, where I’m joined by Amale Ghalbouni talking all things Serious Play® - and specifically, Lego!Amale is a former strategy and innovation consultant turned executive coach, and founder of The Brick Coach. She’s passionate about experiential play based coaching and facilitation, helping teams work better together by building trust, psychological safety, and alignment on a common visio...
Send us a Text Message.With SO many options available to help you reach your potential, it can be overwhelming to know the type of support is best for YOU. Hiring professionals is a big time, energy and financial investment, so it’s important to make the right choice. As an introvert you want to make sure your energy is being spent for the most ROI.That’s why I’m diving into exactly what you can expect from four of the most common methods of 1:1 support - therapy, coaching, mentorship and con...
Send us a Text Message.Caring about others is a good thing - until it isn’t. But did you know that over-caring, and using too many of our personal resources worrying about others, can have a detrimental effect on our physical and mental health, and our own performance?On the podcast this week I’m talking to Executive Coach and Leadership Trainer Teresa Vozza about the fine line between empathy and compassion fatigue. As a fellow sensitive introvert Teresa is familiar with this herself, and sh...
Send us a Text Message.Discovering and understanding your strengths is a pivotal step toward unlocking your full potential. In a world that often emphasises overcoming weaknesses, recognising and harnessing your innate talents helps you to truly ‘Own Your Energy’ as an introvert when it comes to creating your version of success. And in a competitive landscape, where leveraging your strengths is the key differentiator, it can have a massive impact on your career, business and life.My talented ...
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