• How to escape your corporate life and start a business with Susie Aguilar

    Welcome to this weeks episode.

    I’m really excited to share that the doors are open to my BRAND NEW MEMBERSHIP – The Smash Your Own Ceiling MINI-MIND

    This is for you if you’re a business owner, solo-preneur or leader and you’re looking for regular support, accountability and community all under one roof.

    Every month we’ll jump on a zoom call where we will hit the re-set button, re-charge and re-motivate. I’ll take you through some exercises and you can ask me anything to keep you on track and accelerate your results.

    You’ll also get access to my key resources in a members area, and a private facebook group where you can share things throughout the month.

    AND if you dive in as a foundation member you can access all of this for just £10 a month!!!

    We don’t start until September 6th (at 7pm UK time) but if you save your space now you’ll get some extra free gifts dropping into your inbox as a thank you.

    You can check out all the details here

    Now, onto todays episode where I share a conversation with the lovely Susie Q where we talk about escaping corporate to start a business.

    Now, this episode is for you if you’re curious about leaving corporate; you really want to start a business OR you’ve already taken the leap as we talk about:

    – Why Susie left her corporate career of 16 years (and I share my story too)

    – Why not to call your business a side hussle

    – The power of your values

    – How to be curious in your business

    – Transitioning from one phase of your life to another

    – And Suzie’s step by step approach

    Plus we both share stories from our experiences.

    Susie is an ex corporate gal, who is the Founder of Susie Q Co LLC, a Coaching and Consulting agency based in Knoxville, TN. When she found herself unfulfilled in her 16-year corporate career, she developed a blueprint to escape her toxic J-O-B in March 2022 after dreaming about making her leap for several years. On her podcast, Reinvention Warrior, a top 10% globally ranked show, she teaches high achieving women how to create transition plans when leaving their corporate careers and how to do it on their own terms.

    Susie Q has recently published her very first book titled, Corporate Exit Planning. This Top 50 Ranked workbook, guides women through their transition by helping them build a roadmap to make their 9-5 escape a reality. She provides group and private coaching packages for women who are seeking a strategic approach to planning their career pivot and desire a flexible, yet actionable approach to achieving their goals.


    Get your copy of the Corporate Exit Planning book:

    Learn more about Susie Q and how she can help you build your roadmap out of corporate by visiting

    Connect with her on LinkedIn:

    Chat with Susie Q on Instagram and Facebook @reinventionwarrior

    Tune into her podcast, Reinvention Warrior:

  • Behind the scenes of a Managing Director – with Noel Kershaw

    I’m so excited to share this fantastic ‘Behind the Scenes’ conversation with Noel Kershaw.

    Noel is the Managing Director of Deli Fresh an amazing conversation that supplies fresh food to hotels and restaurants around the country, and in this conversation he shares:

    – His personal development journey in coaching over the past few years

    – Why he decided to dive into coaching, what was going on for him and why he felt it was important

    – How things changed for him as a result

    AND he shares a lot of wisdom from his own experience that you could use in your own business / life.

    Click here to have a listen

    PLUS – I’m super excited to share that the doors of The Leaders Circle Roundtable Mastermind is OPEN for enrolment.

    This is for you if:

    ✔️ You’re a Managing Director or Director

    ✔️ You’re great at focusing on the business and your team but not that great at focusing on yourself and what you need?

    ✔️ You realising that what got you here, isn’t going to get you there and that you need to learn how to up-level as a leader to get the results you really want?

    ✔️You have times when you feel like an imposter, and ask yourself ‘who am I to be a leader’?

    ✔️You feel like it’s lonely at the top, and you’d love a safe space to have vulnerable conversations without needing to know all the answers?

    ✔️You’re getting fed up with spinning all the plates and juggling all the balls and your fear of failure is a heavy burden to carry?

    ✔️Your work life balance, not very…balanced, and you’d like more time with your family, and partner?

    ✔️You want to be the best you can be at home and at work?

    ✔️You’re ready to focus on your development, and see how changes to your habits, thinking or daily actions can make a huge impact on all areas of your life.

    ✔️You craving headspace and time to focus on yourself without anyone needing or wanting your attention?

    If so, this is for you.

    Click here for more info

  • How to get out of the weeds in your business with Gary King

    Welcome to another episode of the podcast.

    This week I’m delighted to share a cuppa that I had with the fantastic Gary King.

    Gary helps business owners to have the freedom to choose where, when and how they work.

    After 25 years in high-growth businesses delivering results at a senior level, Gary knew he could use his skills to help SMEs. A straight-talking, no-nonsense Yorkshireman, he now helps ambitious business owners create the freedom to make choices about their life through a range of online and in-person programmes.

    Having turned around his business and his lifestyle when struggling in the first few years, Gary now runs three successful businesses and it’s his experience he uses to help other entrepreneurs ditch the guilt, start earning what they are worth, and have the ability to make choices about how they spend their time. He creates what many hard-working business owners are missing – the freedom to choose.

    In this episode Gary shares:

    – Why he started his business in the first place

    – How he got stuck in the weeds and how that affected his life

    – What he did to get himself out of the weeds

    – And loads of golden nuggets to help you if you can relate

    Have a listen here

    Gary is also Director & Northern Regional Head for the Association of Business Mentors.

    To get in touch with Gary visit:

  • Getting Leads from Linkedin with Judy Parsons

    Today I have the absolute pleasure of sharing a fantastic chat I had with Judy Parsons – The Linkedin Lady. 
    What Judy doesn’t know about Linkedin really isn’t worth knowing…in fact, this episode is so much more than a conversation and more like a workshop…so you’re going to want to get your pen’s at the ready.
    But first let me tell you more about Judy. 
    Judy is an independent LinkedIn trainer, speaker and LinkedIn marketing specialist, and works with business owners to unlock LinkedIn’s potential, so they Get Found, Get Famous and Get Clients on LinkedIn. Passionate about de-mystifying LinkedIn, Judy ensures her clients make the most of the time they spend on LinkedIn, closing the gap between ‘just being on LinkedIn’ and making LinkedIn work effectively as a tool for generating inbound enquiries. 
    Everything Judy teaches she uses to generate her own clients on LinkedIn. 
    She believes that if she can grow her business on LinkedIn then anyone can! 
    To find out more visit: 

  • How to get unstuck and get the momentum you want

    You know that feeling of being stuck, where it just seems like you’re taking one step forwards and one back and you can’t seem to make the progress that you want no matter what you try?

    If so, this is exactly what I’m talking about today on this weeks podcast

    I’m sharing

    – How to get yourself back on track and starting afresh

    – How to stop yourself falling into the same traps as before

    – And how to maintain your momentum when it starts

    and if you’d like to the E-book so you can learn the 5 sneaky ways you’re holding yourself back and what to do about them, click here.


  • 5 powerful life changing questions

    I’ve been called ‘the Queen of powerful questions’ more than once because one thing I know for sure, when we ask ourselves deep questions we get great answers.

    It’s actually something we do on a regular basis in the Smash Your Own Ceiling world, so today I’d love to gift you some questions that the SYOC Community have loved!!

    All you need to do is get yourself your favourite drink, a notebook and a pen and write the question at the top of the page and answer it. There’s no right or wrong answer with how you do this, just answer the question and see what comes up.

    Have a listen and let me know which one spoke to you the most.


    I’d love to know what your favourite question is (and any light bulb moments that you might have had.) Let me know by hitting reply in the comments and if you’re ready to join the Smash Your Own Ceiling Community click here

  • How to make friends with fear

    Have this ever happened to you?

    You were happily doing your thing, feeling good about what you were about to do, when….suddenly…fear strikes…and your thoughts turned to things like…

    ‘What will other people think?’

    ‘This isn’t good enough’

    ‘I’m going to fail’

    And so on….

    If so, this week’s podcast is for you as I share tips on How to make friends with fear*

    Now you might be reading this thinking…why on Earth would I want to do that?

    Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but your fear is here to stay….and it’s always going to be popping up when you least want it to, stopping us in our tracks.

    Our job is not to avoid fear, but to learn to move through it so we keep taking action and we keep growing, and to know that fear is actually a sign that we’re growing.

    I share:

    What fear is really doing and why

    Practical tips to move through fear

    How to feel the fear and keep moving forwards.


    and if you’re ready for some support click here to see how I can help.

  • How to have the confidence to speak up in meetings

    If you’ve ever been in a meeting where you’ve held yourself back from speaking up, whether that’s to ask a question, get more information, or share your opinion this is for you.

    In this episode I share practical tips to speak up in meetings…because your opinion and your voice matters.

    I share:

    The one thing you need to remember every time you’re in a meeting
    What to do to prepare your mindset before a meeting
    How to get comfortable speaking up
    Tips and tricks to speak up with confidence

  • Moving past Imposter Syndrome to step into your truest self with Hannah Meza-Irvine

    Today I’m really excited to be sharing a conversation with Hannah Meza-Irvine all about Imposter Syndrome and stepping into your truest self.

    Hannah is a former divorce solicitor turned copywriter for badass business owners. After going through her own journey of discovering what she really wants to do in life, she helps business owners find their true voice. She writes a wide variety of heartfelt copy, including for websites, blogs and social media captions.

    We talk about:

    Hannah’s experience with imposter syndrome as she found herself in a career that just wasn’t for her

    The practices she took to find space to uncover what was right for her

    The importance of creating that space

    The steps she took to move past imposter syndrome

    Having the courage to step into her next career

    Giving yourself permission to be curious

    Grieving her past self as she moved forwards

    The importance of giving yourself grace as you move through this

    To learn more about Hannah visit: