cat paterson

Cat Paterson on Personality Profiling and Pinterest

In this episode of the Creative Introvert podcast we have fellow Cat, fellow ginger and fellow INTJ: Cat Paterson. Business strategist extraordinaire, Cat has a super interesting background, which includes heading up intelligence analysis for a covert agency… and it makes total sense as to why she’s a personality profiling geek, like me. Apologies for […]

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Authentic Marketing

What is Authentic Marketing, Anyway?

The biggest challenge the creative introverts face when it comes to marketing their work is… Fear of coming across as sleazy or gross or inauthentic. Yep. That’s the number one obstacle. Not things like figuring out Facebook or Instagram, not worrying about paid advertising or email campaigns, not even having not enough time, though that […]

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Morgan Stapp

Morgan Stapp on Starting a Freelance Career as an Introvert

Today’s podcast guest, Morgan Stapp is the chief brand strategist at Specht + Co. She specialises in helping businesses communicate their message. We talk about her experience in starting to work for herself, how to handle being an introvert when going to conferences (something I also dived into in depth on the 99th episode) and […]

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Survival guide for conferences

CIP099: The Introvert’s Survival Guide for Conferences

Let’s imagine your industry’s biggest conference is coming up. Three days of back-to-back presentations, workshops and panels, with endless opportunities to network, pitch influential people and evenings spent keeping the party going… If you’re an introvert, this may sound about as appealing as a punch in the ribs. Unfortunately, conferences are generally not designed with […]

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Mayamada

CIP098: Nigel Twumasi on Quiet Leadership

Today’s guest is someone I’ve known even before I knew I was an introvert. We met on the Princes Trust Enterprise Program, and since then it’s been a delight to see Nigel’s comic book world grow. Connect with Nigel Mayamada Kickstarter   POWERED BY PATREON This podcast is made possible only by means of my […]

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mark mcguinness

CIP097: Mark McGuinness on Building A Successful Creative Career

Today’s podcast guest is someone I’ve wanted the chance to speak to even before I considered starting a podcast. Mark McGuinness of lateraction.com I think is best introduced through the words of another of my favourite authors and creativity mentors, Steven Pressfield. Here’s what Steven says about Mark: “Mark McGuinness is a rare cat – […]

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My introvert epiphany

CIP096: My Introvert Epiphany

I remember clearly being called ‘shy’ as a child. Sometimes ‘quiet.’ I despised the latter more. At least with ‘shy’ it felt like a virus I had caught. Being called ‘quiet’ suggested I had nothing to say. But I had lots to say, just not out loud. Either way, I knew that they weren’t terms […]

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Quietly Ambitious

CIP095: Natalie on Being Quietly Ambitious

Today’s podcast guest always knew she was an introvert but didn’t start living boldly, embracing her introversion until she read Quiet by Susan Cain. Ultimately, this book changed Natalie’s life, giving her a new sense of confidence and pride in her quiet nature. She founded Quietly Ambitious in 2015 and since then has been using […]

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When are you in your element?

CIP094: When Are You ‘In Your Element?’

Take the quiz What a weird phrase. “I’m in my element.” It just popped into my head the other day (coincidentally, I was weeding) and before long I was writing this podcast in my head. What does it mean to be in your element? According to Cambridge dictionary, the expression means: “to be happy because […]

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