The podcast to keep you UNSQUASHED and Curious!

Showing up to share at work and in your business means spotting and sorting the squasher FIBs that hold you back – Fears, Illusions and Baggage – and ‘the self squashing prophecy’ of course!

Stay unsquashed with these shared interviews, inspirations and practical tools – all part of navigating the self-doubt and ’should traps’ that come flying at you as you grow your business or career. Communication and confidence tips with the real you at the core. From messaging and marketing to meetings and motivation!

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So refreshing!

5 stars
This podast feels like sitting down with pals for a natter and a cuppa. It’s refreshingly real, very human and Trisha’s enthusiasm, curiosity and energy shine through every episode I’ve listened to so far. And I will definitely be dipping into past episodes – what an amazing, inspiring array of guests! LouiseBettyLou

Latest Episodes

Check your Motivation!

How often to you check your motivation for doing what you are doing? Are you doing it for the validation of others or is it more SELF-imposed motivation? In this episode you will explore this and other ‘climbing to business’ transferable lessons.  

Filmed on location at Parthian Climbing Southampton – the perfect motivational background! My guest is the very down to earth, natural storyteller Lewis Roberts – known as ‘The Chubby Crimper’ – find out why. 

Inspiration from an experienced and a new climber!

Follow Lewis on Instagram @chubbycrimper

My favourite quote from the conversation:

“You’ve done something that was difficult for YOU!” (emphasis on the ‘you’)

A Lewis concept that I loved unwrapping:

‘Disconnect from expectation’.

Watch the conversation which was filmed on location – it makes for a good 20 minute watch (a slightly different vibe to my regular episodes).

Menopause and the Confidence Squashers!

This listen is for ALL of us – as Sarah says – Menopause affects us all.

Menopause affects us all and my guest Sarah Wilsher is on a mission to stop it being a taboo subject. 

No more hot flush or losing the plot jokes and ridicule – this is a part of evolving and doesn’t have to be embarrasing!  Sarah starts us off with a powerful example of the massive confidence crisis she experienced at work – and takes us on a positive journey with lots of practical tips.  A listen for those experiencing hormonal shifts and those who want to support them.

Menopause and more – the conversation on YouTube

Sarah Wilsher tells us a little about her work.

I’m a mid-life and menopause coach and I provide training into businesses to raise awareness about the menopause and the impact it can have not only on the people losing the hormones, but on those around them too.  I explain how simple but effective support mechanisms can stop knowledgeable and experienced talent from leaving the workforce. I am passionate about changing the narrative around menopause and breaking the taboo so that no one else spends years of their valuable life wondering what on earth is happening to them…just like I did.

Follow Sarah on LinkedIn

Sarah’s website is here.

Her Facebook support group is called Caution! Menopause at Work.

How do I sell without being Salesy?

A must -listen for the reluctant self-promotor!

Episode 131 is on all main platforms from 16th February 2023.

You don’t like marketing yourself – I get it.  But you need to attract clients and be visible to grow your business. You are not alone in wrestling with this dilemma and so we explore ways forward in this episode. My guest is Gus Bhandal –  a marketer with over 25 years of experience, and the founder of The M Guru – a digital marketing agency which specialises in helping business owners with LinkedIn training and strategy.  We talk about trust and the art of selling without selling – and bust some myths about being all over social media.

Follow Gus Bhandal on LinkedIn or other social media platforms as @Mguruuk

Gus’s website

Personal Branding the Introvert Way

A joyful approach to being visible as an introvert entrepreneur

We will all meet confidence and joy squashers along the path of personal branding. For introverts, most routes to self-promotion feel draining and darn right dreadful!  But it doesn’t need to be this way – you can be true to you and truly seen.  In this episode, Introvert Impact Coach Fifi Mason explores personal branding from the perspective of an introvert – and how to be visible to the right people without losing your identity or getting lost down a hole of ‘should traps’.

Resources mentioned

Breaking the habit of being yourself – Dr Joe Dispenza

IntrovertU Entrepreneur – follow Fifi Mason on LinkedIn to keep in the loop and updated on ‘The Quietly Influential Summit’ events.

What listeners are saying about Unsquashed (formerly ‘Make it Real’) – 5 Star Reviews!

A supportive, fun and ’real-talk’ companion for small business owners who want to build their business without feeling squashed by the shoulds.
Find you, be you and let them see you. Real conversations with thought-provokers and tactic sharers.

A business podcast with no airs and graces and plenty of heart and soul. Funny, honest and real. Interviewing some of the great and the good independent business owners who stand out through their content and the communities they build. Recommended for anyone looking to do the same – not through cheats and shortcuts but through the creation of an authentic presence. Two normal human beings having a chat and sharing brilliant stories and valuable and applicable lessons.

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