Real People. Real Business. 


Get inspired by business owners just like you. 

Welcome to the Real People, Real Business Show, where I am bringing you interviews with real people doing real business that you can relate to, be inspired by and learn from.

Latest Episode


The Middle Finger Project


Ash Ambirge, Published Author

The Middle Finger Project


Ash Ambirge is a long-time blogger, creative writer and all-around badass who inspires and teaches her loyal audience how to create the life and work that they want, and to buck the status quo in favour of owning their brilliance.


Ash has just launched her first book, The Middle Finger Project, which is a rally cry to women and a guidebook for kicking Imposter Syndrome, self doubt and your circumstances to the curb.


She is a thoughtful, highly intelligent and relentlessly resourceful entrepreneur, with just enough edge to keep discomfort at bay. It was my absolute honor to be able to chat with Ash about her book, but more importantly about the lessons, wisdom and guidance she reveals with beautifully articulated craft.




An Alternative to Bro Marketing


Sam Pollack, Copywriter

Cult of Personality


Sam is a copywriter who creates inspired email sequences for feminist business owners who want their marketing efforts to align with their beliefs & values—without sacrificing profitability.


Building Confidence With Style


Melanie Kluger, Personal Stylist

The Confident Closet


Melanie has spent the last 15 years working with women and helping them truly discover what makes them feel like the best version of themselves, inside and out.


Killing the Imposter Syndrome (For Good)


Barbara Evans, Designer and Brand Champion

Wild Blackberry Studio


Barbara is a graphic designer and brand champion who works with small businesses that want to make a difference - who are ready for what’s next and don’t want to DIY their brand assets any longer.  


Nothing is for Everyone


Nicole Nett, Marketing Strategist

1913 Company


Nicole is an unconventional marketing expert working with unconventional businesses. Over the last 25 years, she has built on diverse experience that has lead her to understand PR and brand development from a holistic perspective. 


Businesses Are Just Made of People


SallyAnn Gray, Marketing Unicorn

Verve Digital Marketing


SallyAnn is a “marketing unicorn” who helps small businesses bridge the gap between “winging it” and “full in-house marketing team”. With her quirky, highly personalized approach to working with her clients, SallyAnn is the go-to resource for businesses that are in growth mode.


Selling Your Story


Darlene Hawley, Personal Branding Coach

Darlene Hawley Coaching


Darlene is a Personal Branding & Business Coach who helps ambitious, heart-centered online entrepreneurs build a solid brand foundation so they can share their message with the world.


What If This Was Fun?


Marisa Raymond, Life Coach

Marisa Raymond Coaching


Marisa is the Mary Poppins for stressed-out women looking to release the weight of the world they’ve been carrying on their shoulders. She helps them find elements of fun so they feel calmer, and more engaged at home and at work. 


Dream Bigger Than The Book


Marti Statler, Book Coach

Rebel Queen Books


A decades-long veteran of the publishing industry, Marti has taken her extensive knowledge of writing, publishing and marketing books and built a one-stop shop for women business owners to finally bring their books to the world.  


Letting Go is Liberation


Tammy Faulds, Loss and Life Coach

Inner Travel Coaching


Tammy Faulds is an loss and life coach who works with men and women who have experienced grief or loss and are looking to transition through to living a life that is more aligned, inspiring and meaningful to them. 


Follow Your Nightmares


Lynne Somerman, Financial Coach

Lynne Somerman Coaching


Lynne is a financial coach for business owners who want to feel more confident and less sad about their money. She combines practical skill building, habit change and mindset work to create financial confidence and support growth. 


Smart, Simple, Focused


Janine Duff, Brand Voice Copywriter

Janine Duff Copywriting


Janine Duff is an uber-talented copywriter and copy coach who works with business owners and thought leaders who are building personal brands with impact.


Exactly Where I Need To Be


Becca Dalrymple, Fitness Trainer

1123 Fitness


Becca Dalrymple is a fitness trainer who specializes in the unique needs of women aged 40 and beyond.


You Don't Have To Be A Fighter


Anda Blandu, Gift Designer

I Love The Presents


Anda Blandu is the owner of I Love the Presents, an online, story-based gift-giving service.


Clear Values, Clear Decisions


Doña Bumgarner, Life Coach for Moms

Nurtured Mama


Doña Bumgarner is a life coach for moms who are exhausted living in a culture that doesn’t support them.


Scaling a Highly Personalized, Locally Based Business


Lindsay Peroff Schulz, Local Business Owner

Pure Gift Boxes


Lindsay Peroff Schulz knows that growing a local business depends on connecting with her community.


No One Gets Anywhere Alone


Caroline Mays, Copywriter and Storyteller

Switchblade Lemonade


Caroline defines growth as “falling in love with your business”, and admits she hasn’t always been there.


I'd love to have you.

If you've got an inspiring story to tell, and you are building a real business like my featured guests, I would love to have you on the show. Just complete the form linked below, and come on over and join the Real Deal Business Coaching group (it's free!), where we showcase our members on this show.

One of the agendas of this show is to talk with small business owners who're not only growing their businesses, but also battling the notion that there is a silver bullet.  And if you haven't found it're doing something wrong.


Sensational success stories give us the inspiration to take risks (often a good thing), but MOST of us, will have more organic, pivot-infested “slow growth” and we should celebrate that. Because it's not easy. 


Stephanie has a way of preaching reality and slow growth and alignment while also amping you up and not bursting your bubble.

Caroline Mays, Copywriter and Writing Coach, Switchblade Lemonade


I am a small business strategist whose personalized approach helps entrepreneurs achieve next-level growth. I create highly-customized business models that have enabled clients to double and triple their income without working longer hours. Whether they’re service providers or product creators, I help my client build the confidence and find the clarity they need to feel energized by their new business direction.

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