Episode 129: Forging Your Own Creative Path & Owning Your Weird with Lucy Elliott


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Lucy is the creative director and founder of Creighton's Chocolaterie.  She is a product designer, chocolatier and lover of all things colourful  (especially if food is involved!). From a young age, Lucy's dream was to have a career doing something she loved. At school, she came up various fun and colourful ‘products’ that she'd sell to friends and family, including a self-published cake cookbook, a range of greetings cards, band merch, jewellery… the list was endless but had one thing in common: everything was created & designed by her. Lucy lives in Leighton Buzzard with her husband, daughter and dog

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  • Lucy’s journey from being a creative entrepreneurial child to founding Creighton’s Chocolaterie

  • The surprising relationship between impatience and perfectionism

  • Lucy’s advice to any creative struggling with self belief

  • The power of creating the things you want to see in the world

  • How Lucy has stopped doing things in her spare time that she doesn’t want to do

  • Separating work and home life

  • Being a triple threat creative: being able to create, being able to do your accounts, and running a business

  • The importance of doing things completely unrelated to your business




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When I'm not recording episodes, writing bullshit-free Sunday pep Talks to my wonderful Couragemakers community or working 1:1 with clients, I'm usually covered in paint and walking my jolly cockapoo puppy, Merlin.



I’m Meg and I’m the host of Couragemakers and founder of That Hummingbird Life. I’m an INFJ creative and multi-passionate who has a bit of a notebook and post-it note obsession, loves foot-stomping country music and likes her hot chocolate with way too much chocolate.

I started Couragemakers because I wanted to create a platform for passionate and unconventional women to have honest conversations and to share their stories, struggles and dreams. The intention behind this podcast is to inspire and encourage creative and mission-driven women to live a wholehearted life and follow the beat of their drum.



Meg Kissack