Episode 113: Living A Courageous + Creative Life with Roanne van Voorst


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Roanne van Voorst (Ph.D.) is an internationally published writer, a social scientist, a podcaster and public speaker. She has conducted research all around the world on courage and successful personal leadership and now teaches people through her online trainings how to overcome fears and become more courageous, and how to create your best work and be friggin’ productive – without stress or overwhelm. Roanne is also the host of the Writers Mastermind, through which she helps writers write and publish their books in 1 year. She is currently working on her new book: Once we ate animals.

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  • Roanne’s journey from training as journalist, re-training as an anthropologist and her deep research

  • Debunking the myth of naturally courageous people

  • How courage is something you can learn

  • 3 practical strategies to become more courageous and deal with fear

  • The link between procrastination and fear

  • The importance of having time to rest and refill your creative cup when creativity is your job

  • The importance of energy over hours




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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 thinking of imaginative ways of hide my would-be dog from my landlord. 



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