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Tune in to Quiet Messenger (formerly Unforgettable) if you’re a deep feeler, highly sensitive person (HSP), empath or introvert leader who has something BIG to say. Your host Adria Sophia DeCorte, Messaging Mentor & shy TEDx Speaker, will help you tap into the message that moves you, use your voice, embrace intuitive marketing based on your values and integrity, and share your truth clearly and courageously to call in your people and your next level of impact...without needing to change who ...
 
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Ever feel like you keep getting *this* close with your messaging and then…Ugh, actually never mind, I don’t know if this is right. Or do you clarify your messaging and then lose touch with it and forget…How do I talk about this again? Is this really what people want? Two steps forward, one step back. Two steps forward, one step back. That’s because…
 
A couple of years back, when the book Disrupt-Her by Miki Agrawal (powerhouse cofounder of THINX and Tushy, two startups that disrupted the taboo categories of periods and toilets) came out, I read it, thinking: “This wasn’t written for me. I’m not bold or daring or loud. I’m not a disruptor. If anything, my natural tendency is to keep the peace.” …
 
Have you felt any friction, resistance, or misalignment with social media lately? I know I have, for a few years now. So many of us are questioning: I can’t keep up. I wish I could do more. Is there something wrong with me? Look at her successful life – will I ever get there? Does anyone even care what I have to say? I want to close my account – bu…
 
As a sensitive leader, I can lead a 90-minute coaching call for my Messenger Mastermind and be energetically DONE. Even though it was a fantastic, connected session that brought tears and aha moments to my clients and enlivened, inspired, and fulfilled me. I’m intense. Focused. In that hour and a half, I was fully present and gave my 100%. I left n…
 
When you’re a coach, the right support is key to growing your business. And when you’re a leader, the right support will help you unlock your voice and share your message with the world. I’ve spent several years leading programs for quiet leaders and a decade navigating business programs, coaches, and courses as a sensitive, introverted leader in t…
 
Have you ever noticed that there’s an assumption society makes that introverts and quiet folks MUST be followers? I had an aha moment while watching Nikki Ling’s TEDx talk “Quiet Confidence: Follow the Introverted Leader” where words were put to a bias that now seems so obvious. But, you know what I’ve noticed? Sensitive biz owners are actually bor…
 
If you’ve gotten a lot of solid, smart marketing advice from business programs BUT have been listening to your intuition and it’s telling you… That some of the strategies you were given don’t actually mesh for you. That what you were being told to do felt like putting on a persona. That the copy you created from that advice doesn’t really feel like…
 
Often as introverts and sensitive folks in a loud, outward-focused world, we have needs that get overlooked or make us feel weak or “too much” in some way. Whether it’s a need to leave early from a social situation when we’re tapped out, or to retreat to private space to ride an emotional wave, or to have less work tasks in a day to ease overwhelm …
 
A month ago, I realized that there’s a topic I’ve been dancing around with you for the last two years. That my work is for sensitive introverts. Quiet Messengers. Big feelers who like cozy spaces for connection, growth and processing. We might be vocal and spirited in the small, intimate container of our Messenger Masterminds, but putting things ou…
 
Without being clear in your messaging, you can do a lot of marketing busywork that gets ignored, doesn’t build your community or doesn’t compel people to buy. YET… There’s a lot of messaging out there that is very clear but is also manipulative, selling at all costs and using unethical tactics that don’t leave customers making empowered decisions. …
 
I know you’ve got a big heart and you’re SO GOOD at your work…but in order to keep doing your work, you need paying clients. That’s where being able to clearly communicate what uniquely positions you comes in. Because when you are the ONLY one qualified for the job, your dream clients will happily pay you. Not in a way that’s sleazy or manipulative…
 
Okay…so let’s talk about getting crickets and what it feels like to always be chasing clients. Ugh, I know. Frustrating stuff. Want to know one of the biggest challenges I see to coaches and leaders reaching their people? First, let me say that this is not about popularity, likes or followers. It’s about really reaching your people on a deeper leve…
 
If you’re anything like me, there are likely one or two TED talks that have made a big impact on you. Two for me are Susan Cain’s The power of introverts and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s The danger of a single story. What do they have in common that made them land so powerfully? A clear message. But if you’re going to use your voice and share your tr…
 
Today begins a brand new season of Unforgettable! A season dedicated to taking us back to the foundations of messaging. Starting with… What is messaging, really? Believe me, I’ve heard a lot of myths and misunderstandings in the past several years I’ve been leading messaging workshops and Masterminds! That it’s all about wordsmithing or dialing in …
 
Closing out Speaking to What Matters: Conversations on Messaging for a More Just World, here is my personal debrief with specific aha moments and learnings I took away from each leader about how to show up for social justice in your messaging. Listen in. A Few Takeaways: You can’t slap up new inclusive messaging on your website and expect more dive…
 
We’re all continually learning & navigating how to share in these times which are highly polarized and where a lot of our collective trauma is at the surface. As my guest today, Nisha Moodley, points out, we’re just at the beginning of learning how to be together on the internet. And we’re unlearning + relearning how to do it in a different, more g…
 
After decades as an artist and musician, Tamala Poljak decided to become a therapist because they’re passionate about working with people who have felt othered. Now they almost exclusively work with the LGBTQIA+ population and a lot with triadic partnerships, polyamory and different ways that people create family and home. Coming from a generation …
 
Today we hear from Trudi Lebron, a sought-after DEI Consultant whose goals are to: Bring more Black, brown, indigenous, latinx folks and other people of color into the coaching industry, both as practitioners AND participants Help white coaches create more diversity, equity and safer spaces to bring BIPOC folks into With a Masters (and PhD-in-progr…
 
If we design for the people with the most marginalized identities, the experience improves for everyone else. That’s a core belief of Kelly Diels, a Feminist Marketing Consultant who trains feminist copywriters and helps bake our beliefs into our business practices to generate money and justice. She saw that, working in the women’s empowerment spac…
 
Today’s conversation is with Cher Hale, a publicist & founder who’s using her PR company to amplify the voices of underrepresented and marginalized groups. After a year of offering podcast pitching services, Cher started noticing that the clients coming to her were mainly white upper-class life coaches. They were paying her well and sustaining a go…
 
Today, we’re joined by Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Coach Erica Courdae in a conversation that will make it easier for you to keep speaking up ~ especially if you’re scared you’ll mess up. This is to get us into imperfect action…even that thoughtful, caring side of ourselves that second-guesses what we share and just wants to say it the “…
 
Here we are, at the first episode of Speaking to What Matters: Conversations on Messaging for a More Just World. It’s my hope that this series of informal, real conversations with social justice leaders brings you at least one shift, aha moment, or breakthrough in how you want to show up. Here’s where we’ll be going & who we’ll be learning from: [1…
 
Each time I have meaningful conversations with would-be messengers as I enroll my Messenger Mastermind, several shared beliefs emerge. These 6 beliefs, left unchecked, can easily keep you from expanding your impact as a Messenger. In this week’s episode, I’m going to show you how to transform those beliefs into your greatest allies so you can grow …
 
You care so much. You have something to say. You’re a Messenger… Or would-be Messenger. Because even though you’re out there sharing, you still feel invisible. Ooomph. I know the pain of that. It’s noisy out there. ...And it can sometimes feel like what you say goes into a black hole... so what’s the point. Your people need to hear your message. Th…
 
Two years ago, in the midst of one of my Message Clarity Challenges, Lisa Thruston realized that maybe there was more than one way to show up as a Messenger. …another way besides the outspoken, extroverted ideal held in our online business culture. (Which by the way, is also totally fine — it’s just not the only way.) >> Your message doesn’t have t…
 
I know you care so much. I know you’re here to make an impact. And I ALSO know you feel this pull to speak, for your voice and your message to be heard. A lot of people in my community have at least a touch of Sensitive Soul Messenger in them. Empathic, caring, big heart… yet not sharing their message as much as they could because they second-guess…
 
Anyone who’s had a bored kid (or has been a bored kid) can tell you that inspiration doesn’t come simply from having lots of time. Living in the dobervan outside Steve’s biz partner’s metalworking shop the past few weeks reminded me of that. How NOT to flow? — Force it. When you’re communicating from the soul of your work, inspiration is not a one-…
 
When it comes to copywriting, there’s a lot of focus in the online business space on tactics for things like “conversion” and “customer acquisition.” I call that HEAD messaging. As in ~ it gets you all wrapped up in figuring out your copy with your head. What you’re supposed to say. I teach HEART messaging. Because… Connected copy comes from writin…
 
Earlier in the summer, I told you I was taking a two-month break from the podcast. And I did. I’m writing this to the sound of forklifts and drizzling rain, from Steve’s biz partner’s metal fabrication shop in Oregon. I’ve been working from the road, living out of the dobervan with Steve and our pup. And…I love how every time things feel like I’m P…
 
I’m taking an introvert pause from the podcast for the next couple months. Here’s why. Being transparent about my own relationship with my voice as an introverted leader. Deeper support from me: What’s your Messenger Archetype? Take the quiz. In this time of “social distancing,” your online messaging is key. As a Copywriter + Messaging Expert, I cr…
 
The most common question I get is “Can you help me create a dialed-in elevator pitch?” That’s because at the first mention of “messaging,” people often think we’re talking about wordsmithing. It’s not about getting the words right. It’s about being a Messenger. Yes, clear, connected messaging is important for people to understand the impact of your…
 
Right now, so many of us are being forced to pause, be with ourselves, and be confronted with things we can usually ignore. Liv Hadden is an author, podcaster, leader, Expressive Messenger Archetype, and one of the fiercest stands I know for what and who she believes in. And she has a hard time slowing down. (I so relate) Yet when her client work s…
 
Have you ever second-guessed your voice? …Said things because you thought that’s what others wanted to hear from you? …Felt pressure to do or say something as a leader because it was what you should do? Ashley Looker and Jenna Teague of Eff Perfect help women break free from the myth of perfection. I brought them on the show because… It’s time to b…
 
The first few days of self-quarantine, Veronica Marquez was feeling EVERYTHING at the same time. Frustration, gratitude, guilt. The controlling part of her wanted to micromanage her kids. The victim part was upset that it seemed like everyone else had all this time to read books when, as a parent, she was even busier now with her two young kids at …
 
Right now is an opportunity to speak to how your work can support your people in our current pandemic world. Yet it’s natural to feel uncertain about your messaging and be left wondering how it all fits together or how you can stay relevant. Whether it be how you communicate your offering, talk about your work, or speak on social media, the most po…
 
When we got stay-home orders and the online space overflowed with voices offering support, my own voice felt the need to go SILENT. And so did Empowerment Coach Shawnrey Notto’s. Yet, as a leader, she felt the pressure to stand up and be out there for her people. For fifteen years, Shawnrey has used her roles as coach, speaker, professional dancer-…
 
Right now, many of us are experiencing things we’ve NEVER experienced. Empty grocery store shelves… quarantines… canceled events and closed doors (in 30 years, this is the first time I’ve ever seen the Vegas casinos close). It’s surreal, isn’t it? Our current global pandemic has brought so much uncertainty, and many Messengers I know have been feel…
 
If you’ve ever pivoted or evolved your messaging, you’ve likely wondered… Should I avoid contradicting what I said before? I’ve got a sea of content about my old topic – how do I transition to my new focus in a way that doesn’t confuse anyone or discredit me? A podcast listener asked in my Hotseat applications last month: “My business has been in a…
 
A few weeks ago, I put out a call to apply for a Hotseat with me. I loved reading everyone’s applications and learning about their businesses and messages. And I also saw a pattern I see often. We assume that any lack of clarity will be a simple fix ~ 15 minutes of coaching from me for a perfectly shiny and sparkly message. This thinking assumes th…
 
I’m back today with a followup to 151 “Why I Stopped Sacrificing Integrity for Strategy.” Today we’re talking practical, tangible examples of how to choose integrity and trust your own knowingness. Real-world biz examples. Because I know some (myself included) need concrete examples in order to visualize and fully integrate. I talk about: Why I sai…
 
When you’re thrust into this world of marketing strategies and sales tactics, there’s so much external noise, best practices, and “shoulds”. It’s easy to trust what experts say are good strategies over your own internal knowing and not give yourself permission to say NO. But you don’t have to use a strategy that feels off because it worked for some…
 
Taking a moment to celebrate we just hit 150 podcast episodes. One Hundred and Fifty Episodes! Because even though I love it, it hasn’t always been easy. Multi-month pauses from burnout… new shows surpassing my downloads… feeling disillusioned… the increasing costs of production. It’s taken dedication. Devotion. I recorded this episode to share 15 …
 
In 2019, I deepened into what I stood for and said things publicly that made me cry I struggled to find balance between receiving support and maintaining connection with my people I cut out income streams in my business to be more in alignment (and proved the fear wrong by replacing that income) Next year, in 2020, I’m being called to use my voice …
 
What does giving have to do with leadership and your business, you ask? Giving is part of a compelling message because… Giving reveals your values, as a human being and a business owner. Giving deepens your mission. It sets an example and helps you step into your leadership. Giving creates connection. When you give back to people and groups that re…
 
Have you ever spent hours writing an email invite or sign up page and then released your baby into the world… and gotten crickets? It can feel so FRUSTRATING and discouraging. This year, in addition to my beloved Messenger Masterminds, I’ve taken on copywriting projects for women whose missions I really believe in. I’ve noticed there are certain in…
 
Ever had people think you’re so lucky for the body/health/marriage/lifestyle you work hard for? Kristen is another smart, big-hearted woman coach in the fall round of my quarterly Messenger Mastermind. (Enrolling now for January & April.) She wants to inspire allied healthcare professionals who are burned out to take intentional action in their liv…
 
You know you have something BIG to say, just not what. Maybe it's become clear that what you've been talking about no longer feels congruent and you’re pivoting… Or you're ready to claim what you want to be known for and applying for a TEDx talk. Either way, you're in the right place. Today is all about uncovering your true message (or the next evo…
 
Does it ever feel like a struggle to grow your audience? It can be so frustrating when you have such beautiful, impactful things to share. The smart, passionate, Sensitive Soul April is one of the core group in my Messenger Mastermind this fall. Before she joined us, she did my Message Clarity Challenge and applied for a hotseat with me. This was A…
 
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