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Fashion creative Zeenat Wilkinson on getting her start in media, moving abroad to further her career and Buddhism.

In episode 68 of Offline, host Alison Rice has an honest conversation with New Zealand-based freelance fashion creative and founder of Sauce, Zeenat Wilkinson. 

Zeenat grew up in Mumbai and completed a degree in psychology before leaving to study fashion at Central Saint Martins in London. Today, she lives in New Zealand with her husband and their new baby girl. 

This episode honours the journey to successfully making a living as a fashion and lifestyle creative. Zeenat shares how she got her start in media, what it was like working for titles like Vogue India, why she chose to move to London to study at such a prestigious creative college and how being personally impacted by the lack of diversity in media publications led her to create Sauce — a community-led platform that exists to showcase and celebrate diversity of voice, ideas and skin colour. 

She also opens up about her journey into motherhood and how her decade-long dedication to practicing Buddhism helped her find the courage to leave a relationship. This is a very personal story Alison is grateful Zeenat shared with the intention of normalising our tendency to make decisions that please other people but devalue our own needs. 

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Goop’s chief content officer Elise Loehnen on why they will never stop fighting against the silencing of all that is unseen, felt and intrinsically known.

For episode 67 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with Goop’s chief content officer, Elise Loehnen

Goop is a wellness brand that offers its audience of progressive and curious thinkers, content, products and experiences that seek to crack open taboos and start new conversations. 

It’s safe to say you’re either Goopy or you’re not and if you hit play on this episode, you’ll likely do so identifying as one or the other. Either way, we welcome you.

If you listen to Goop’s podcast or maybe you’ve seen the brand’s Netflix special, you’ll be all too familiar with Elise’s signature style of communicating. She’s explored, expressed, open, articulate and deeply reflective. A joy to interview. 

In this episode, she shares the journey from working as an assistant returning products at Lucky Magazine, to leading editorial projects at Conde Nast Traveler, co-authoring books for names like Sophia Amoruso and Ellen DeGeneres, before finally settling in with Gwyneth Paltrow in 2008 to help her expand and scale Goop. 

Elise also shares strategic and helpful career advice, what she learnt from her first mentor, why we need to continue challenging patriarchal ideals (even when people try to tear us down) and why Goop will never stop fighting against the silencing of all that is unseen, felt and intrinsically known. 

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Become a student of Self Study

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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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Danielle Prescod on representation, the benefits of therapy, freezing her eggs and giving up Instagram.

For episode 66 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with New York City style director, Danielle Prescod

Danielle is currently the Style Director at Black Entertainment Television, and before that, she held fashion roles at Marie Claire, Elle, Teen Vogue and Interview.

The New Yorker is as authentic as it gets on Instagram. One of the things Alison loves most about her presence on the platform, is it has nothing to do with her job. She’s never pushing her followers to buy things. Instead, she chooses to use her platform to educate. 

If you follow Danielle, you’ll know that she leads social conversations centered on calling out systemic racism daily, and she’s a guiding light when it comes to holding the fashion industry, influencers and media accountable, for our ongoing failure to acknowledge, support and elevate Black people, their voices and their work.

Alison and Danielle recorded this episode in March 2020. Australia was about to go into lockdown and being in the States, Danielle had already been in isolation for some time. Since then, to say a lot has happened is an understatement. 

Danielle has been a key voice within New York City’s fashion community during the Black Lives Matter movement — directing Alison and other white people to the resources she was sharing years before we finally started to listen with the intent to learn. And she’s also developing new resources. For free. For our benefit.

In this episode’s introduction, Alison calls out her failure to ask Danielle any direct questions about racism and allyship. This is an example of her privilege and her ignorance. She shares that her failure to give airtime to an experience that doesn’t impact her or her world as a white woman makes her complicit in the silencing of Black voices and experiences.

Despite Alison’s failure, their pair cover an interesting set of topics in this honest conversation. Danielle shares how she’s producing content for women during an international pandemic, how she thinks about telling stories, giving up Instagram twice, the benefits of therapy, her decision to freeze her eggs at age 30 and her advice to brands and businesses on getting representation and inclusion right.

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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

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P.E. Nation co-founder Pip Edwards opens up about confidence, honouring her emotions and making space for love.

In this special Self Care Sundays mini-series produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with Estée Lauder, host Alison Rice sits down with the brand’s Australian ambassadors and experts to have an honest conversation about life on the other side of the filter.

This season, the mini-series explores our collective relationship with the word 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 P.E. Nation co-founder and Estée Lauder Australia ambassador, Pip Edwards. The pair first sat down in 2018 (episode eight) and 19 months later they catch up again, this time to talk through a more personal lens. 

Pip shares openly and honestly about confidence and what it means to her, turning 40 and the confronting realities that can come with that number, her recent reflections about her ambition, choices, and the sacrifices she’s had to make, being a single parent and making space for love, raising a conscious son, using fashion to express the way she’s feeling and why her makeup is no longer a mask. 

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Become a student of Self Study

If you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, consider becoming 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

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Scientist and model Zinnia Kumar on colourism, the serious issue of skin colour stigma in South Asia and why science and spirituality can co-exist.

For episode 64 of Offline, host Alison Rice has an honest conversation with scientist, chartered ecologist and model, Zinnia Kumar

Zinnia grew up in Western Sydney in a low socio-economic area, and following some deeply impactful advice from her chemistry teacher, she applied herself within the public education system and became the first in her family to go to university. 

What was the advice? She told Zinnia that if she worked hard, she could be anything she wanted to be. Zinnia hasn’t looked back. 

An introvert who self-diagnosed and treated her own social phobia as a teenager, she now lives in London and is studying for a doctorate in colourism at Oxford University. A published scientist, Zinnia has focused her research on human attraction, examining beauty standards and ideals, and more recently, colourism — specifically the serious issue of skin colour stigma in South Asia.

Recorded in April 2020, this honest conversation is an entry point to learning more about skin colour discrimination and representation. Zinnia also opens up about modelling, the racism she experienced from Australian agencies, the potentially life-saving reading she had with a palmist, why science and spirituality can co-exist and why she chooses to practice equanimity. 

Zinnia is fascinating and she’s a woman we can learn from.

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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

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Fitness entrepreneur Kirsten King on how Pilates helps women return to themselves and their bodies.

In this special Self Care Sundays mini-series produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with Estée Lauder, host Alison Rice sits down with the brand’s Australian ambassadors and experts to have an honest conversation about life on the other side of the filter.

This season, the mini-series explores our collective relationship with the word confidence. What does confidence really mean to women, how do we get more of it 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 fitness entrepreneur and conscious leader, Kirsten King. The founder of Fluidform Pilates and mother of three opens up about how and why Pilates helps women to heal, while also building their confidence. 

On an energetic level, Kirsten and her team help clients move into their feminine — to find their softness and their grace. And on a physical and mental level, they help clients heal physical and sexual trauma, body shame and hatred, as well as calm anxiety and help women who suffer from depression. 

Kirsten also opens up about leading consciously, motherhood and what fears she had to overcome before opening her studio in 2012.

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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

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Beauty entrepreneur Kristin Fisher on taking risks, remaining authentic and why pausing is the best business decision she’s ever made.

For episode 62 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with one of Sydney’s most successful beauty entrepreneurs, Kristin Fisher.

The eyebrow expert opens up about her humble beginnings as a booked-out Brazilian waxer in Perth, to now leading the eyebrow industry in Sydney and getting recognised for her talent on the world stage.

This honest conversation doesn’t disappoint. Kristin is as funny and real as you know her to be on Instagram, and is unguarded and honest about the realities of running a beauty business, raising a young family, living with anxiety and all that comes along with taking big risks. 

In her words: You have to risk it to get the biscuit. 

P.S. Apologies for the echo around her audio — lockdown learnings! 

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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

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Do you want to make contact with your True Self, so you can align to your purpose and succeed consciously?

To purchase the course visit: https://www.getoffline.co/true-self-course-sales-page

In episode 61 of Offline and to launch season five, host Alison Rice shares the conscious school she’s created for Offline’s community. It’s called Self Study, and it is dedicated to putting us in touch with the deepest, truest part of ourselves — our True Self — so we succeed consciously.

The school has four homerooms Alison will be creating online courses into: True Self, Leadership, Communication and Strategy. 

In this episode, she shares everything you need to know about Self Study’s founding course: Make Contact With Your True Self, Align to Your Purpose and Redefine Your Success.

Alison also offers a special (and spiritual!) discount to say thank you for listening to Offline and supporting her work. Please use the code TRUESELF at checkout to get $58 off the course price. 

We are the next generation of conscious professionals, leaders and entrepreneurs, and Self Study is our school.   

To purchase the course visit: https://www.getoffline.co/true-self-course-sales-page

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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

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Sustainable fashion entrepreneur Charlotte Hicks on building a values-based business and brand.

[I’m Offline With]

Welcome to another edition of I’m Offline With, produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with a conscious founder or business whose experience or story will help us on our way. 

This episode is produced in partnership with David Jones, and features one of Australia’s most exciting emerging fashion leaders, Charlotte Hicks

Alison and Charlotte recorded this episode live in the front window of David Jones’ Bourke Street store, a week after Charlotte’s brand, Esse Studios, won the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival National Designer Award. The Award is presented by David Jones. 

Beautifully, Charlotte is a long time Offline listener and actually came to Alison’s very first event in Sydney. It’s now Alison’s honour to share the pioneering work Charlotte’s doing, with you.

Esse Studios exists in part as an example of what a socially and environmentally aware fashion brand should look like today. Released bi-annually, Esse is seasonless and doesn’t adhere to trends. Instead, Charlotte designs thoughtful Editions. Each Edition builds on the one before it to create a high performing wardrobe for today’s modern woman. For us. 

In this honest conversation, Charlotte shares the way she thinks about fashion and design. This includes her values-based approach to building a brand, what sustainability and transparency look like in practice, and how she’s thinking about growth for a business that has self-imposed limits. 

She’s honest and generous with her advice, so we hope it helps aspiring designers or even established brands think more deeply about being the change.

You can shop Esse Studios online, or stop by David Jones to see her National Designer Award collection on display. It’s located on the ground floor in the designer accessories section.

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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

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International supermodel Victoria Lee on how she uses criticism as a pathway to growth.

[I’m Offline With]

Welcome to a new episode of I’m Offline With. These special episodes are produced by Studio Offline, and in partnership with a person, business or brand whose experience or story will help us on our way. 

Alison’s next I’m Offline With guest is David Jones Fashion Ambassador and model, Victoria Lee. The pair had an honest conversation on the back of her Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival runway appearance, and in the most surreal way ever — they recorded live in the front window of David Jones’ Bourke Street store. 

There isn’t a better woman to front Australia’s most iconic department store. Victoria is as humble as she is beautiful (that is to say she is very humble), and as you’ll soon hear, is entirely expressed, grounded and considered. 

At the time of recording, Vic is living in New York City with her partner Matt — a far cry from her rural hometown of Narrandera in New South Wales. 

She’s been featured in titles including Harper’s Bazaar and Vanity Fair, but takeaway the runways and the modeling achievements, and Vic is a thoughtful young woman with a fierce connection to her family. Like many of us, she just misses home. 

In this honest conversation, Vic opens up across a range topics including her relationship with her exterior, how she remains true to herself, existing as an over-thinker, how she uses criticism as a pathway to growth, what it feels like to be an ambassador for David Jones, and how her rural upbringing has shaped the way she’s in the world today.  

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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.