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The business values & boundaries behind this founder’s 12-month waitlist.

Dearest you.

This episode is produced in partnership with Estée Lauder and is a continuation of our Self Care Sundays mini-series. Over four seasons now, it’s been an honour to sit down with some of the brand’s inspiring ambassadors and friends to have an honest conversation about self care, skincare, confidence and success.

My next guest is someone very dear to me. She was my moment of self care every eight weeks for two years when I was working as a digital publisher. I used to book her last appointment at 7pm and fall in a heap on her treatment bed. Her name is Diandra Politano.

A regular facial with Diandra was a luxury I could afford at the time, but for me, it was about much more than skin health. It was the way she cared for me. The way she rubbed my sore shoulders and massaged my hands. She led me into rest during a chapter of my life when I had an unhealthy addiction to my work. 

Fast forward six years and Diandra is one of Sydney’s most in-demand facialists. 

When I had this honest conversation with Diandra before Christmas in 2021, she’d already closed her personal book to new clients in 2022. I just thought that was so truly incredible. To be providing the kind of self care that people prioritise up to a year out.

There’s so many of us starting our own service-based businesses and all we could ever dream of is being booked out. Having that sense of financial security but also the feeling of confidence that comes when we can clearly see that people need what we have to give. 

I hope you adore this honest conversation. We talk about the big resignation moment before starting your own thing. About business values and boundaries. About preserving our gifts. About setting the plan and getting comfortable with the unknown.

I hope this episode helps you on your way. Thank you for being here.

Alison xo

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  • *T&Cs: Enter the code OFFLINE at checkout to receive 15% off a single purchase excluding out of stock items and freight costs. Offer valid from 1st March 2021 until 11:59pm 31st July 2022. Offer not available in conjunction with selected offers as communicated at checkout. Offer valid to Australian residents at EsteeLauder.com.au only.

Offline is a resource for anyone evolving beyond the traditional ideals of success, to explore professional pathways that are more aligned to their true nature, unique gifts and passions. 

Visit www.getoffline.co to learn more about Alison’s career coaching, professional development opportunities and community experiences, or follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice.

Alison Rice acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the country on which she creates today, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. She pays her respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Wealth embodiment guide Tori Washington on creating a wealth identity.

Are you ready to receive? Because I want you to go into this honest conversation with an understanding that it has the potential to spark real and meaningful change in your life. Evolution. I was actually crying quietly in the background for a lot of this conversation. 

Tori Washington calls herself a money medicine woman. She’s a business and sales mentor, and the founder of Wealth Embodiment Flow. It’s a somatic financial practice that exists to reprogram our relationship with money, and what it means to feel prosperous from a cellular level.   

You know, I always talk about us all being loving ideas in the eyes of God. Speaking to Tori, I felt God in the room. She is such a steady and clear vessel, and being in the presence of someone who is here doing God’s work. . . It’s rare. And that makes it energising. Exciting. Through mentors like Tori, we’re able to bear witness to what it looks and sounds like when we’re living in alignment with our true nature and using our unique gifts to serve. 

This is Offline’s reason to exist. 

This episode is dedicated to what it means and looks like to create a wealth identity from someone who has lived it herself. Tori filed for bankruptcy four years ago and at the time of recording, had just celebrated her first million dollar year. 

Keep going. Don’t give up. 

I don’t need to hope this one helps you on your way. I know it will. Thank you for being here.

Alison xo

Offline is a resource for anyone evolving beyond the traditional ideals of success, to explore professional pathways that are more aligned to their true nature, unique gifts and passions. 

Visit www.getoffline.co to learn more about Alison’s career coaching, professional development opportunities and community experiences, or follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice.

Alison Rice acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the country on which she creates today, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. She pays her respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Juliet Allen on how she uses visualisation & sex magic to grow her business.

#Jalison is back. If you’ve listened to my first and second honest conversation with Juliet Allen, you’ll know about our cute nickname. We became fast friends after our first recording session and now I probably talk to Juliet more than I do Tony during the day. We’re both deep in our motherhood season and we also have really similar businesses, so we exchange voice texts all day about everything from what bibs we’re using, to what we’re currently creating and what we’re having for dinner. It’s nice. I think we keep each other sane.

If you don’t know about Juliet, she’s Australia’s leading sexologist and the founder of Pleasure School, The Juliet Pleasure Wand and Yinn. Body

The last two times she’s been my guest, we’ve spoken about sex. This time, I invited her back on to talk about how she’s built and grown such a pioneering and progressive business, but also, to share what life and work looked like before the Juliet Allen we know today. She’s worked so hard to get where she is so I want you to keep that in mind. 

Slow, meaningful, deliberate. 

In this episode, we talk about authentic expression over having a social media strategy, how leaving a financially secure situation was the moment her business began to thrive, productising her brand and generating new income streams, how she uses sex magic, visualisation and manifestation to reach her goals, and why success has nothing to do with the amount of money in her bank account.

Juliet has been a huge expander for so many of us who want to use our unique gifts to serve, and to make a living while we do it. A big thank you to Juliet for opening up so we can all learn.

I hope this episode helps you on your way. Thank you for being here.

Alison xo

Offline is a resource for anyone evolving beyond the traditional ideals of success, to explore professional pathways that are more aligned to their true nature, unique gifts and passions. 

Visit www.getoffline.co to learn more about Alison’s career coaching, professional development opportunities and community experiences, or follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice.

Alison Rice acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the country on which she creates today, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. She pays her respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Celebrity stylist Jess Pecoraro on feeling the fear and doing it anyway.

This episode is part of my ongoing Self Care Sundays mini-series produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with Estée Lauder. I sit down with some of the brand’s inspiring ambassadors and friends to have an honest conversation about self care and success.

My next guest is the perfect example of this idea that we need to get comfortable with discomfort when it comes to evolving professionally. Feel the fear and do it anyway.

Jess Pecoraro is one of Australia’s most in-demand celebrity stylists, and during the pandemic, like so many others, executed a brilliant pivot. She co-founded a styling subscription platform called Selected. What she didn’t anticipate, though, was how hard it would be to come out from behind the scenes, to lead the scene. 

Also, the unique challenge anyone who is wanting to move into online learning and education faces: How to create a methodology for that which is just simply felt and known.

In this episode, Jess shares her journey from magazine intern to styling the likes of Pip Edwards, Delta Goodrem and Jesinta Campbell. She opens up about choosing a redundancy package over re-applying for her role, how she overcame her fear of public speaking and presenting, why confidentiality is a key contributor to her success and the role she believes fashion plays in our lives. 

I hope this episode helps you on your way. Thank you for being here.

Alison xo

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  • Visit www.selected.com.au 
  • *T&Cs: Enter the code OFFLINE at checkout to receive 15% off a single purchase excluding out of stock items and freight costs. Offer valid from 1st March 2021 until 11:59pm 31st July 2022. Offer not available in conjunction with selected offers as communicated at checkout. Offer valid to Australian residents at EsteeLauder.com.au only.

Offline is a resource for anyone evolving beyond the traditional ideals of success, to explore professional pathways that are more aligned to their true nature, unique gifts and passions. 

Visit www.getoffline.co to learn more about Alison’s career coaching, professional development opportunities and community experiences, or follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice.

Alison Rice acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the country on which she creates today, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. She pays her respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Sah D’Simone on why altruism is the ultimate business strategy.

My next guest is someone my sister suggested I follow a while back, and I’ve been obsessed with his signature style of spirituality even since. 

Sah D’Simone is a Brazilian-born meditation teacher based in Venice Beach, California. He’s also a bestselling author, transformational speaker and coach.

He’s worked with the likes of Kanye West, Cardi B and Google, but as you’ll soon hear, those names were never on his career vision board. For Sah, True Self Success starts and ends in service. 

Sah developed his personal equation for liberation through desperation. He said that even in some of the most enlightened rooms in the world, he experienced the same kinds of psychological and verbal oppression he experienced in the non-spiritual rooms in his life. So he created the Spiritually Sassy method, which, in its simplest form, helps people be themselves. It’s been described as a life-embracing path to awakening in modern times.

There’s so much for us to learn in this episode. He talks about starting and growing a spiritual business, learning to dance with fear and the uncertainty that comes with entrepreneurship, how to create from a place of abundance vs. scarcity, altruism as the ultimate strategy and so much more. 

I hope this episode helps you on your way. Thank you for being here.

Alison xo

Offline is a resource for anyone evolving beyond the traditional ideals of success, to explore professional pathways that are more aligned to their true nature, unique gifts and passions. 

Visit www.getoffline.co to learn more about Alison’s career coaching, professional development opportunities and community experiences, or follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice.

Alison Rice acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the country on which she creates today, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. She pays her respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Laura Poole on knowing what you are before defining what you’ll do.

Have you ever thought deeply about why we start businesses or brands? Usually it’s to solve a problem, fill a gap in the market or make money. 

But how many founders do you know have started something with the intention to exit it? And not “exit” Silicon Valley style with millions of dollars, but exit with nothing but the knowing that they’ve fulfilled their purpose in this lifetime. 

Laura Poole is a powerful and prolific Vedic Meditation teacher, and in this episode, she presents a more evolutionary perspective on the why behind what we choose to create.

She asks us to first know what we are, before deciding what it is that’ll we’ll do. 

Because how much of what we create is actually about our individual need to feel valued and valuable? Like, how many of us can hand-on-heart say that we hope our role becomes redundant because the business outgrew us? Our ego would be screaming. But with the context Laura brings in this episode, this becomes quite a liberating thought.

She also helps us see past “success” as an individualised experience, and instead, asks us to consider what collective and community success might look like. How might that change the way we show up professionally? 

What I also heard from Laura is that this way of building something also gives us back the one thing we can never get more of in the relative world: Time. Time to explore other parts of ourselves that want to be expressed. Time to consider the next season of our life and what would be most evolutionary for us once again. Because we are not the thing we started or the thing we do. 

I hope this episode helps you on your way. Thank you for being here.

Alison xo

Offline is a resource for anyone evolving beyond the traditional ideals of success, to explore professional pathways that are more aligned to their true nature, unique gifts and passions. 

Visit www.getoffline.co to learn more about Alison’s career coaching, professional development opportunities and community experiences, or follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice.

Alison Rice acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the country on which she creates today, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. She pays her respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Honouring the interconnectedness of our True Self and our profession.

What we do for a living feels a bit more emotional than it used to. Restrictions to our freedoms have made many of us question what actually makes us feel happy and fulfilled. A sneaky sleep in. A long walk before the workday starts. A home-cooked lunch. Creating just because not for. The time to think more deeply and even change our mind.

Many of us are also questioning if we’re using our gifts and skills in ways that make us feel truly useful in the world. Is it time to start something that means something? Could we lead more consciously? And how much money is enough? 

We’re evolving, and this podcast is evolving with us. I’d love to share Offline’s Manifesto with you. 

I hope this season helps you on your way. Thank you for being here.

Alison xo

Offline is a resource for anyone evolving beyond the traditional ideals of success, to explore professional pathways that are more aligned to their true nature, unique gifts and passions. 

Visit www.getoffline.co to learn more about Alison’s career coaching, professional development opportunities and community experiences, or follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice.

Alison Rice acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the country on which she creates today, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. She pays her respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Ask Me Anything: Host Alison Rice on her pregnancy, labour preparation and the postpartum period.

To close season six, host Alison Rice dedicates her Ask Me Anything episode to her little girl, Betty. 

So often, the stories we hear about pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period are negative and fear-based. Alison’s experience has been more soft than hard, and so she hopes that sharing a different perspective might help other women feel more excited than scared about this new chapter.

In this extended episode, Alison answers listener questions about her pregnancy, navigating pregnancy anxiety, her labour preparation, hospital bag must-haves and why she believes she had a soft and positive postpartum experience. 

She also talks about the sense of perspective she has following two pregnancy losses, the life lessons she hopes to teach her little girl, her thoughts on her career and earning after having a baby, the products she’s loved, the books she read, her emerging parenting style, and opens up about Betty’s personality and what she looks like. 

Below is a list of everything Alison refers to in this episode, plus a few extras she forgot to include. 

Books

  • WOT Baby ebook
  • I didn’t mention it in the episode but loved Dr. Harvey Karp’s Happiest Baby On the Block for general info and newborn settling techniques 
  • Ten Moons
  • Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth
  • Spiritual Midwifery
  • Spirit Babies
  • The First 40 Days
  • The Motherhood (would have liked more positive stories though!)
  • The Montessori Baby 

Conception 

  • We saw an IVF specialist after our second miscarriage for testing: AMH levels, reproductive carrier screening, sperm DNA fragmentation test
  • I had weekly acupuncture from ovulation until week 12, then moved to fortnightly, then monthly during the third trimester. I see Jade at The Whiteowl Clinic

Pregnancy 

  • Our OB is Dr. Alex Owen
  • Acupuncture with Jade at The White Owl Clinic 
  • I had a few osteo sessions to support some pelvic pain and one session after birth. I saw Nadia (French and amazing) at Sydney Osteopathy in Bondi Junction 

Labour Preparation 

  • Epi-No Childbirth Trainer 
  • Perineal massage
  • Labour preparation session with a women’s physio (to test pelvic floor and learn how to push correctly)
  • Hypnobirthing course with Lillian from Woven 
  • Antenatal classes through the hospital

Hospital Bag

  • I laboured in a black crop top and black maternity underwear
  • Papinelle pajamas and robe
  • Depends underwear
  • Toms maternity pads. I then wore ModiBodi when I got home from the hospital
  • Diffuser and lavender essential oil
  • Portable speaker and charger
  • Phone charger 
  • Birth playlist 
  • Airpods. I listened to a Vedic mantra on repeat
  • Own pillow and soft blanket 
  • TENS machine. I hired mine from Bliss Birth
  • Airnest nursing pillow 
  • Toiletries: toothbrush and toothpaste, normal skincare, travel size shampoo and conditioner, body oil, concealer, brow pencil, hand ties and hair clip, comb, lip balm
  • Kmart nursing bra
  • Outfit to wear home
  • Outfit for baby to wear home
  • Soft baby blanket 
  • Frida Mom Peri Bottle
  • Disposable nursing pads. I didn’t need these but wish I did!

Breastfeeding

Postpartum

  • Pelvic floor assessment and strength program. I went to Women In Focus in Bondi Junction 
  • Osteopathy session with Nadia from Sydney Osteopathy 
  • Chiropractic adjustment with Evan at Selph Health Studio (PR gift) 
  • WOT Baby ebook and app 
  • Pomelo food delivery 
  • Peach Pilates Post Natal Program. Enjoy the code ALISONPEACH for 50% off your first three months to Peaches Online
  • Epsom Salt baths
  • The red wine shower
  • Therapy! Couples therapy especially. Try a Zoom session with baby on your lap if hard to find a window 
  • A big bowl of warm, rolled oats in the morning has helped my milk supply 
  • 2-3L of water per day for milk supply 

Other Things We’ve Loved

  • Redsbaby Metro3 Pram in black 
  • Cocoonababy 
  • Bubba Blue White Muslin Swaddle Wraps (good for Summer babies or pram cover)
  • Miracle Blanket 
  • Babyhood Sleep Positioner 
  • Boody, Ergo Baby and Nature Baby onesies 
  • Nature Baby cardigan (PR gift)
  • Nature Baby bonnet and booties 
  • Junior Life play mat 
  • Kip & Co Sisters Bamboo Swaddle over playmat during tummy time for stimulation (PR gift)
  • Emu Sheepskin Baby Rug
  • Baby Bjorn bouncer 
  • Troll Sun cot, drawers and change tray 
  • Leander Matty change mat
  • Big Softies Terry Towelling Nappies as burp cloths 
  • Haaka Baby Nail Care Set 
  • Nanit monitor on floor stand and Kogan SmarterHome Baby Monitor for a lite / travel version 
  • Ergo Baby sleep sacks
  • Chekoh wrap for first two months 
  • Artipoppe carrier for when they’re a bit bigger (PR gift)
  • Phile cashmere blanket with initials embroidered 
  • Gaia Natural Baby Powder. No nappy rash so far!
  • Cub + Scout neoprene pouches instead of a baby bag. I have one in the pram, one in the car
  • Britax Millenia Opal car seat 
  • Stokke High Chair 
  • Milk to Meals cookbook 

MORE FROM OFFLINE AND ALISON RICE

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Book a coaching session 

Offline’s host, Alison Rice, is an award-winning leader and conscious coach. She offers personal coaching sessions. Find out more or book directly

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For early access to new episodes of the podcast, Self Study learning opportunities and Offline events, follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram or Facebook

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Fashion entrepreneur Gab Waller on having the confidence to push through rejection and how to develop deep relationships with clients.

In this special Self Care Sundays mini-series produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with Estée Lauder, host Alison Rice sits down with some of the brand’s inspiring ambassadors and friends to have an honest conversation about their careers, businesses, life on the other side of the filter, fashion, beauty and… confidence. 

What does confidence really mean to women and what does having it help us to achieve?

The topic and series celebrates Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation, a product that allows women to wear confidence and feel empowered to take on the day. 

Alison’s next guest is personal shopper to the stars and fashion entrepreneur, Gab Waller. She got her big break sourcing and “Old Celine” coat for Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in 2018, and hasn’t looked back. She now has a team of six helping her to respond to hundreds of personal shopping requests each day.

In this episode, Gab opens up about what confidence means to her, how she’s seen fashion change a woman’s perception of herself, her breakthrough moment, why it’s so important to push through rejection, how she’s thinking about scaling her business, building her support team, how to develop deep relationships with clients and brands, the lessons she’s learnt the hard way, the importance of discretion in her business and how she’s thinking about circularity in our need-it-now consumer culture. 

MORE FROM OFFLINE AND ALISON RICE

Become a student of Self Study

If you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, become a student of Self Study — a series of considered online courses.

Book a coaching session 

Offline’s host, Alison Rice, is an award-winning leader and conscious coach. She offers personal coaching sessions. Find out more or book directly

Early access 

For early access to new episodes of the podcast, Self Study learning opportunities and Offline events, follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram or Facebook

Share with those in need

If you know someone who would benefit from hearing these honest conversations, please share Offline with them.

Original music by DLakeCreates.

Stephanie Miller and Laura Henshaw open up about their journey from influencers to entrepreneurs.

Host Alison Rice has an honest conversation with Keep It Cleaner (KIC) co-founders and friends, Stephanie Miller and Laura Henshaw. What started as an ebook and a hobby has since grown into a multi-platform offering spanning recipes, workouts, mindful guides, community events and a podcast. 

But how did they do it? Have they had investment? How did they know who to hire? And what advice do they have for anyone with ambition to start a movement? Alison asks it all. 

The trio also discuss social media in all its usefulness and complexity, and Alison asks for their opinion on gifting. Is what was once an interesting and organic way for brands to expose their products to new audiences becoming more harmful than helpful? 

Steph generously opens up about how she’s feeling five weeks into her new role as Harvey’s mum, and Laura gifts us with invaluable insights about growth, evolution and confidence.

MORE FROM OFFLINE AND ALISON RICE

Become a student of Self Study

If you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, become a student of Self Study — a series of considered online courses.

Book a coaching session 

Offline’s host, Alison Rice, is an award-winning leader and conscious coach. She offers personal coaching sessions. Find out more or book directly

Early access 

For early access to new episodes of the podcast, Self Study learning opportunities and Offline events, follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram or Facebook

Share with those in need

If you know someone who would benefit from hearing these honest conversations, please share Offline with them.Original music by DLakeCreates.