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Author: Emma-Louise Parkes

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Hosted by Business & Mindset coach Emma-Louise Parkes, this podcast is for ambitious introverts, empaths & highly sensitive entrepreneurs looking to build, grow & scale an online business, & switch overwhelm for clarity, confidence & clients.
62 Episodes
Welcome to episode 61 of The Ambitious Introvert, in this episode I'm sharing some of the things that are working really well for me in my business at the moment. As we're approaching the end of 2021 I’ve been looking back to see which aspects of the business are working really well, where there’s growth, where I feel aligned, what is bringing in more business, where I've been spending a lot of time without seeing results, et cetera. I've honed it down to four things that I’m excited to share with you today.Topics Discussed:Why I’ve has fallen in love with email marketing the last few months and how it’s boosted my business The need for a solid project management tool and how you can use it in your business My process for repurposing my podcast episodes How referrals and recommendations can be the key to business growthVisit this episode's blog post here: Connect with Emma-Louise on Instagram:  @emmalouparkes
Welcome to this week’s episode of The Ambitious Introvert. Today I’m talking with Agnese Rudzate who helps entrepreneurs and online business owners become more productive. If you’re on my email list, you may remember me talking about the overwhelm and anxiety my own to-do list caused me earlier this year - this is exactly what Agnese and I are going to dive into. This episode is for you if your own to-do list leads to stress and procrastination rather than productivity.Agnese and I discuss:Why Agnese doesn’t believe in the traditional to-do listHow to create actual productivity and move the needle in your lifeRemembering we are in charge of our distractionsThe link between sleep, diet, and productivityWhat Emma-Lou did when her own to-do list became too overwhelmingVisit this episode's blog post here: Connect with Emma on Instagram: @emmalouparkesConnect with Agnese on Instagram: @agneserudzate
Welcome to this week’s episode of The Ambitious Introvert - today’s guest is the one person who may geek out about Myers-Briggs and personality types more than I do… With an audience of almost 850K YouTube subscribers and many of his videos hitting over 1 million views, I think it’s safe to say he knows what he’s talking about. Welcome fellow INFJ, Frank James! Frank and I Discuss:How Frank first became interested in all things Myers-Briggs and how this grew his careerThe way Frank fights back on the thought that typing people only puts them in a boxHow being aware of your personality type can help you accomplish moreConstantly balancing sensory and intuition Why understanding personality types is especially valuable in businessA brief overview of the different personality types Frank’s thoughts on whether your type can change or notVisit this episode's blog post here: with Emma on Instagram: @emmalouparkesConnect with Frank on Instagram: @yourboyfj
Welcome to the newest episode of The Ambitious Introvert. Today I’m joined by Sarah Santacroce - we’re talking about a subject that's really close to my heart as a business coach and is important to you as an introverted business owner - marketing. Sarah believes that marketing should be approached with kindness and can truly be something that is introvert-friendly. I loved hearing her take on how we can revolutionise marketing to be focused on connection. Enjoy!Why Sarah’s mission is to bring more empathy and marketing back to online businessHow Sarah overcame an expected re-brandFilling the gap between humanised sales and modern marketingWhy you should only work with your ideal clientsPrice transparency and why Sarah believes you should always post your pricesLinkedIn as the premier platform for introvertsVisit this episode's blog post here: Connect with Emma on Instagram: @emmalouparkes
Welcome to a big celebration episode of The Ambitious Introvert Podcast! First, the podcast is now one year old. Then, we also hit a huge milestone of downloads back in September.Today I'm going to share a little bit with you about the story of why I started the podcast in case you're not familiar, what I've learnt from a year of creating a podcast and how it's helped me grow within my business and as a person. Also, I'm going to share with you how you can help me celebrate and be in with a chance of winning a prize, so be sure to listen to the end.Topics Discussed:My process for booking guests on her show in a way that honours everyone’s timeWhy I decided to not monetise the podcastHow batching episodes helps me stay consistent The most recent milestone the podcast has hit and why it both does, and doesn’t, matter!The importance of celebration and why it’s a non-negotiable for meVisit this episode's blog post here: with Emma-Louise on Instagram: @emmalouparkes
Welcome to this week's episode of the Ambitious Introvert. Something I’ve learnt in my own personal development and self discovery journey is that there are so many different ways that we can understand ourselves. The more awareness and understanding that we heave helps us to better understand ourselves and give ourselves permission to be exactly who we are. With this said, I am a big fan and proponent of using numerology in life and business. So when I came across Jo Soley, owner of Bizology, I knew that I had to have her on the podcast. Today she’ll be sharing more about the practice and doing a live reading of my own numbers, enjoy!Jo and I discuss:How learning numerology helped Jo understand herself better and ignite her passion to help others A live session of my numerology reading and how I’m living in alignmentThe history of numerology and how it can show us who we are on a deeper levelHaving the confidence to own your woo, especially with those who don’t understandThe non-monetary results and changes Jo’s clients have seenVisit this episode's blog post here: Connect with Emma-Louise on Instagram: @emmalouparkesConnect with Jo on Instagram: @josoleybizology
Can you imagine success as a public speaker, even as an introvert? On today’s podcast episode Marielle Legair, keynote speaker and trainer, is joining me to share her story with paid public speaking. She has an enormous amount of experience, making her deeply qualified to share her tips for fellow introverts who are looking to increase their PR. You’ll also hear a bit on the power of visualisation and why she also loves LinkedIn.Marielle and I discuss:How Marielle got started with paid public speaking and her tips for introverts who have to speak publicly Marielle’s tips for getting started with PR and really knowing your storyThe power of visualisation and how it can help your dreams to manifest themselvesHow being introverted has helped Marielle in her businessWhy multitasking is a lose-lose for introvertsThe success that Marielle has seen with LinkedIn and why she recommends it for fellow introverts Visit this episode's blog post here: Connect with Emma-Louise on Instagram: @emmalouparkesConnect with Marielle on Instagram: @mariellelegair
Welcome to this solo episode of the Ambitious Introvert. Back in April I interviewed Gemma Went for the podcast - I had just signed up for Gemma's Conscious Consultant Certification. So today, I’m taking this opportunity to give you an insight really into what the last six months has been like for me on that journey, what I have learned from it, why I decided to do it, how it's changed my business, and whether it's something that I would recommend to people or not. You know I like to be transparent about what my investments are and whether they have been of good value or not, so let’s dive in. Topics Discussed:A bit of background on the Conscious Consultant Certification and why I decided to do itWhy you have to know your strengths and weaknesses as a business ownerThe value of a smooth onboarding process How the Conscious Consultant Certification has affected my business Who the Conscious Consultant Certification is forConnect with Emma on Instagram: @emmalouparkes
On this week's episode of the podcast, I’m chatting to another epically successful ambitious introvert, Sabrina Philipp. Sabrina is one of the people that comes to mind when I think about what it means to have a ‘bulletproof mindset’ - and you’ll see why after hearing this conversation. Sabrina is sharing how owning her introversion has led to success, the importance of separating yourself from your business, and why balance is the key. Sabrina and I discuss:How separating yourself from your business and social media can help youWhy you have to spend time and effort with your team members to gain successWhen Sabrina decided to become a coach and how she scaled to six figuresBeing proactive in taking care of yourself and focusing on your zone of geniusThe reminder that you’re completely in control of your lifeThe common thread that Sabrina sees in your most successful clientsVisit this episode's blog post here: Connect with Emma-Louise on Instagram: @emmalouparkesConnect with Sabrina on Instagram: @sabrinaphilipp
This week on The Ambitious Introvert we are talking podcasts! So many of my clients and & audience say they'd love to be a guest on a podcast, but don't know how to do it, or have never been invited onto any. So I couldn't think of anyone better to come and talk us through the ins and outs of podcast guesting than my friend and podcast guest expert Mai-Kee Tsang! Mai-Kee and I discuss:What Mai-Kee learned from pitching herself to 101 podcasts in 30 daysThe first thing you need to do before you ever pitch a podcastHow to choose which podcasts to pitch and be a part ofMai-Kee’s framework for successful guest pitchesHow to separate your worth from rejections you may receive Visit this episode's blog post here: Connect with Emma-Louise on Instagram: @emmalouparkes Connect with Mai-Kee on Instagram: @maikeetsang
Today I’m going to talk less about business and more about the nervous system. Back in 2012 I was diagnosed with an auto-immune response to many different foods, so I began to look into different practices to help balance my nervous system. A friend mentioned that I should share a bit about this since many people don’t realise these tools exist - physical and mental things that you can use to improve your daily life, and entrepreneurship in general. I hope they help you as much as they’ve helped me! Topics DiscussedBreaking down blue light and how it can interrupt our sleep patternsHow constant noise can wear down your nervous systemWhy I love my weighted blanketNon-physical (and free) things you can do to protect your nervous systemThe importance of subtle energy and how it can affect you day to dayVisit this episode's blog post here: with Emma-Louise on Instagram: @emmalouparkes
Today on The Ambitious Introvert, we’re talking about a topic that’s really close to my heart - business finances. I’ve found that so many online business owners are not transparent about this, so Dominique Mullally, Profit and Wealth Strategist, is joining us today to break it all down. She’s sharing what wealth actually looks like, and smart metrics to set for yourself to achieve business success.Dominique and I discuss:Why women tend to avoid business finances and why this has to changeWhat having wealth actually looks like and creating a money mindsetHow your mindset and EFT are related to wealthWhy you have to build a business on your terms and defining what success looks like for youThe legacy vs. the lifestyle business and why we have to think about the end gameSimple steps you can take today to get clarity on the financial side of your business and create personal wealthVisit this episode's blog post here:  Connect with Emma-Louise on Instagram: @emmalouparkesConnect with Dominique on Instagram: @dominiquemullally
If you’re an introvert, you want to be on LinkedIn. On today’s episode of the show is LinkedIn strategist Lindsay Mitrosilis, who joined me to talk about why LinkedIn is the most introvert friendly platform and how you can grow your network and your business in a way that feels good. I learned a few surprising things, and I know you will too!Lindsay and I discuss:How LinkedIn is a holistic platform for business owners and candidatesThe big differences between LinkedIn and other social media platformsKnowing which content is right for you on on LinkedInHow to find your ideal clients on LinkedInThe fastest way to start building your LinkedIn network in a credible wayHow to repurpose your content for LinkedInVisit this episode's blog post here: Connect with Emma-Louise on Instagram: @emmalouparkesConnect with Lindsay on Instagram: @lindsay.mitrosilis
Melody Wilding is on the show today and we’re breaking down how you can be highly sensitive and highly successful. We share our own stories of accepting our introverted and highly sensitive personalities, plus how you can use these qualities to thrive instead of just ‘get by’ in the workplace.Melody and I discuss:Championing your introversion and sensitivity as a superpowerUnderstanding your emotional brain in decision makingSigns that you may be highly sensitiveHow to cope with sensitivity in the corporate worldMelody’s experience of writing a book as a sensitive personVisit this episode's blog post here:    Connect with Emma-Louise on Instagram: @emmalouparkesConnect with Melody on Instagram: @melodywilding
Today I'm discussing a trip I took back in June, which I called my “as if trip”. This is a practice that I absolutely swear by and have done for years. So, I’m going to explain what “as if'' actually means and take you behind the scenes of what I actually did while I was on my trip, because it was very intentional to create a specific outcome. At the end, I'm going to fill you in on what's happened since coming home from the trip. Topics Discussed:The benefits of business retreatsExplaining the concept of “as if” by Jack CanfieldWhy energy is everything when it comes to manifestationExamples of how you can embrace your “as if” lifeMindset challenges of “as if” and how to overcome themVisit this episode's blog post here: Connect with Emma-Louise on Instagram: @emmalouparkes
Carrie Cardozo wants you to get comfortable with using all levels of consciousness to help you grow your business. She’s on the show today to talk about leaving her corporate job to be a business psychic full time. Her story is inspiring and full of impact. If you’re ready for a big change, this episode is for you.Carrie and I discuss:A reminder on the importance of following upWhy you should honor your past experiences and use them to serve your clientsHow Carrie made the transition from her corporate job to being a business psychic full timeFinding your gift, overcoming resistance, and doing what you truly desireEmbracing that your work can be something you love, something that is effortlessWhy we have to be aware of business jargon that we may be usingVisit this episode's blog post here: Connect with Emma-Louise on Instagram: @emmalouparkesConnect with Carrie on Instagram: @carriecardozo
Do you remember the moment you realised you were an introvert? Because we aren’t generally taught about introversion or other personality types in school, maybe it was a little shocking. You’re not alone in feeling this way. Sally Oddy, business coach and introvert, is joining me today to talk about the energetic differences between introversion and extroversion and breaking down all the myths that surround the former. Sally and I discuss:The liberation you can feel as you step into who you truly are as an introvert (or extrovert)Why you have to be open to change as an entrepreneur in the online spaceHow to break free from perfectionism and procrastinationBeing aware of your own boundaries and needs in order to avoid burnoutLearning to be comfortable with the title of introvert and breaking down the misconceptionsCreating the mindset to overcome fear when it creeps into your businessWhy the health of your business (and you!) is reliant on detaching yourself from the outcomeVisit this episode's blog post here for all resources:  Connect with Emma-Louise on Instagram: @emmalouparkesConnect with Sally Oddy on Instagram: @sally_oddy
Q2 Business Round Up

Q2 Business Round Up


Welcome to the quarterly wrap up episode! I’m recording this the first week in July and have just looked back through all the data, the numbers, and my calendar. So today you’ll be able to hear what went well (and not so well!), what I learned and where I think The Ambitious Introvert is headed.You'll hear:When to focus on quality rather than quantityWhy you should never underestimate organic growthHow Pinterest marketing has impacted my businessA reminder why the bigger picture is better to focus on at timesHow I’ve stayed visible daily and how it’s helped my businessAn update on things outside of business, tooThe concept of “As If” by Jack Canfield and living as your highest selfVisit this episode's blog post here for all resources:  Connect with Emma-Louise on Instagram: @emmalouparkes
Today Jennifer Locke is joining me to talk about Introvert Friendly businesses and marketing. She has built her own business to make it comfortable for herself while also supporting other introverted entrepreneurs. You’ll hear how to create a business that you can love, too, especially as an ambitious introvert.Jennifer and I talk about:Why Jennifer believes that everyone has at least one book in themHow Jennifer coaches her clients through their whole writing processWhy breaking down a project into smaller goals can be the key for introvertsBecoming comfortable with calling yourself an expert and trusting you’re qualifiedHow Jennifer has built an introvert friendly business for herselfBreaking the myth that your job can’t be something that you loveRecognizing that fear is a very normal part of owning your own businessConnect with @emmlouparkes and @jenniferlockewrites on Instagram.Visit the full show notes page here: 
Are you actually an introvert or an extrovert? It might help to remember that there’s a spectrum and it’s not always black and white, today’s podcast guest and business coach, Karen Kissane, reminds us of this. She’s also sharing how she’s made visibility work for her, even as an introvert and how you can change your mindset around showing up, too.Karen and I discuss:The benefits of using the digital space for your business and how to measure your impactWhat the compound effect is and why it’s important to understand as a business ownerHow Karen has grown her Facebook group from a member of one to almost 5,000 members but still believes numbers aren’t an indication of successRemembering that when it comes to visibility, it’s not going to be the same for everyone and you can use your individuality Why we have to be a little uncomfortable to build the business we want to buildThe spectrum of extroversion and introversion and remembering it’s not always black and whiteFor links and further resources, visit here:
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