Grow With Soul is the podcast for creative business owners and dreamers who want to grow soulfully, sustainably and slowly in their work and life. If you feel fear and overwhelm around the idea of marketing yourself, if you're tired of all the 'should dos' and 'guaranteed formulas for success', you've found a home here. Grow With Soul is hosted by Kayte Ferris, a creative business and marketing coach working with creatives to start and nourish businesses that are purposeful, wholehearted and balanced. Through solo shows, guest interviews and coaching episodes getting to the nub of real life business problems, this podcast will demonstrate that marketing can be something you love doing, that sustains your business and that fills up your soul.
Mindset Q&A - Crisis, Comparison, and Cultivation
26:39Today is the first Q&A episode of the new iteration of the podcast, and I have to say that everyone who submitted questions via Instagram knocked it out of the park. Your questions were so thoughtful and piercing, and it has been a wonderful challenge, and also a joy, to put this episode together. Your questions were also so numerous that I’ve had to split them into two episodes - your more practical, efficient work-y questions will come another day, but today is all about mindset and the emotional experience of this thing.What I talk about in this episode:Letting the world crashWorking out the non-negotiablesSeeking direction from inside yourselfAccepting and testing the hypothesis that you might just be worthyFor links and resources discussed in the show, see the full show notes.Kayte on InstagramSubscribe to my newsletter!
When Work Is Disappointing, with Cait Flanders
44:11Hello! Today I am back with another co-host this week, and sharing the first chat with Cait. We had a big old catch up about what we're even doing with work at the moment, and something that seemed to be a big topic for us was experiencing a huge disappointment in work, and how that affects...well, everything. Cait is always so open and honest and today is no different. What we talk about in this episode: The pressure to feel gratefulFollowing your interestThinking short termStepping out of the career trajectoryBuilding change into your businessFor links and resources discussed in the show, see the full show notes.Kayte on InstagramCait on InstagramSubscribe to my newsletter!
A Fulfilment-Orientated Business - And Having "More" As Your Boss
15:30Hello, welcome back to Grow With Soul, thank you for coming back, it is very much appreciated. It is just me again today and today’s episode I think follows along nicely from last week’s episode with Sasha, probably because this was all stewing and condensing in my mind since that conversation. We spoke a lot about the career ladders and following growth trajectories without even really interrogating them, and this episode is kinda the next step from that - what do you fill the vacuum with that’s left behind when you stop chasing a growth you don’t even want?What I talk about in this episode: What's left when you stop chasing the growthThe non-specific 'more' that we persueMy own 'growth' journeyFor links and resources discussed in the show, see the full show notes.Kayte on InstagramSubscribe to my newsletter!
The Energy of Not Growing and End of the Day Us, With Sasha Glasgow
51:36Hello! Today is the first episode of our new guest co-host episodes and I am beyond excited for you to listen to this conversation with my friend Sasha. To be honest, this episode has caused me a bit of a headache because we covered so many different and sprawling things that I had no idea what to name it, so you will just have to trust me that it is so much more than what's on the tin.What we talk about in this episodeRejecting the career ladderDoing the thing that keeps the lights on to do the thing that lights you upFinding identity outside of work based ambitionHow our family’s relationships with work affect our own view of what work should look likeFinding comfort in a hyphenated work-lifeQuestioning the ‘should’s’The difference between ‘not now’ and ‘not this’For links and resources discussed in the show, see the full show notes.Kayte on InstagramSasha on Instagram Subscribe to my newsletter!
The Magic Potion of Work IN Life
14:00Welcome back to a slightly revamped and refocused Grow With Soul. In the last episode I hinted at the changes that were to come, and you will have already seen the new artwork and heard the new jingle so you’ll know that something is afoot. Today I thought that I’d expand a little more on what exactly it is I mean by “work in life”, as well as introduce you to my wonderful new guest co-hosts who you will start to hear from next week (we’ve already recorded a couple of the conversations and they are just wow).What I talk about in this episode: What I mean by work in lifeIntroducing my brand new Grow with Soul podcast co-hostsFor links and resources discussed in the show, see the full show notes.Kayte on InstagramSubscribe to my newsletter!
I've Been Asking The Wrong Question - What's Next For Grow With Soul
9:41Hello, and welcome to episode 116 of Grow with Soul. I was writing this episode sitting in the sun on the wall outside my house as the UK neared the end of a nearly 2 week heatwave. This episode should have reached you last week. If I was being 'good' and 'professional' there wouldn't have been a week gap in between episodes, I would have got it out on time. But instead I had a week off to enjoy the sun, enjoying the garden, racing through two books, deadheading the roses, and swimming in the sea every evening. What I talk about in this episode: The previous blocks on putting life above workPrioritising a life worth livingThe continuing direction of Grow with SoulFor links and resources discussed in the show, see the full show notes.Kayte on InstagramSubscribe to my newsletter!
Coaching Catch Up - Niching, Unravelling Self Doubt and Getting Into Your Body with Kathryn Ho
53:45Hello, and welcome to episode 115 of Grow with Soul. Today, I'm catching up with Kathryn Ho, a coach who helps untangle self doubt to bring creative dreams to life. When we first met Kathryn back in episode 28, she was just about to start her coach training, she was figuring out how to combine her coaching services with her art practice, and feeling like a little bit of a fraud. The last two years have seen Kathryn organically journey to find her flavour of coaching, understand and deal with her own self doubt and the self doubt of others, and learn to work intuitively and in tune with her body - all of which we discuss today.What we talk about in this episode: Finding the flavour of coachingApproaching niches in a different wayThe tools and self awareness that we can use to feel alignedRe-framing rules as optionsThe four faces of the protector, and how it relates to self criticismMaking decisions according to how it feels within your bodyFor links and resources discussed in the show, see the full show notes.Kayte on Instagram Kathryn on InstagramSubscribe to my newsletter!
Limbo, Burnout, and Finding Abundance
14:21Hello and welcome to episode 115 of Grow With Soul. Almost everyone I know is in a kind of limbo right now. Whether it’s where they’re going to live, what they’re going to do, who they’re going to be, what their next steps are, there is this sense of not quite being the old them and also not quite being the new them either. That’s how I feel right now too; I have restarted this episode three times already because I don’t quite know what to say, being neither the old podcast host or the new podcast host. I have a sense that I am living in the shadow of the self I want to be: the girl who doesn’t have a knee injury and who has fully stepped into the clarity of what she wants.Here's what I talk about in this episode:The limbo of living in the self of the person you used to beBurning out from thinking too much, as opposed to doing too muchDownscaling your goals in order to deal with both limbo and burnoutReframing the mental block of ‘starting again’The role of abundanceFor links and resources discussed in the show, see the full show notes.Kayte on InstagramSubscribe to my newsletter!
Coaching Catch Up - Pressure, Identity and Not Just Doing What You're Good At with Sarah Fraser
53:23Hello and welcome to episode 113 of Grow with Soul. Today I am catching up with Sarah Fraser who, when we first met her back in episode 44, was just in the beginning phases of setting up her book editing services alongside her day job as a teacher. Over the last 2 years, Sarah has been on a hell of a journey, discovering that the big picture of book editing was actually completely draining her and was really heavy, and she's now pivoted into a completely different kind of business. We talk about the process of realising when something isn't right, how the 'shoulds' sneak up on us, the pressure of having a capital B Business, mixing identity with our work, and how Sarah managed to turn towards the joy. What we talk about in this episode: Backing yourself into an identity cornerOverriding our intuition because we think business 'should' be a struggleThe release in pressure that being experimental brings as opposed to meticulously planningSounding like yourself onlineFinding a flow for your energy, rather than your skillsFor links and resources discussed in the show, see the full show notes.Kayte on Instagram Sarah on InstagramSubscribe to my newsletter!
Dealing With Resistance and Listening To The Message
10:47Hello and welcome to episode 112 of Grow With Soul. When I did the last Q&A episode somebody sent me a DM with a question that I forgot to include in the show, but felt that we could probably devote an episode to it in itself. The question was about resistance: “How do you deal with resistance? When you know exactly what you need to do, but somehow you just can’t do it. All the fears kick in and you freeze. Does it happen to you?”What I talk about: Recognising the symptoms of resistanceOpening up to your resistance and understanding the messageTrusting yourself and leaping into limboFor links and resources discussed in the show, see the full show notes.Kayte on InstagramSubscribe to my newsletter!