Alchemy & Action (formerly Wellpreneur): Nature-based Personal Growth for High-Achieving Women

Alchemy & Action (formerly Wellpreneur): Nature-based Personal Growth for High-Achieving Women

What if there was a different way to live and work? Hard work, hustle, thinking and planning created a lot of success for you along the way - but now you’re feeling called for something more. A way to live and work that is nourishing, grounded, meaningful and in line with your deepest, truest self. This podcast explores nature-based personal growth for high-achieving women. Join author, entrepreneur and alchemist Amanda Cook as we explore topics like mindfulness, seasons and natural cycles, plants, ancestors, herbal medicine, slow living, nature connection, mindset, limiting beliefs, conscious lifestyle design and more. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, leaving corporate, reinventing yourself at midlife or at a turning point - you’ll discover the practices, mindset, rituals, remedies and inspiration to create a life and work that fits you. Learn more at


December 6, 2021 9 mins

What if you could work with your natural creative cycles to help your life & work feel easier? I've noticed sometimes I'm hugely creative, and other times I'm more suited for admin work or doing something less creatively intense. What if instead of beating yourself up over not being "creative enough" and forcing yourself to produce, you could work with these natural cycles?

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Have you ever thought about quitting social media? In this episode I'll share my own experience with social media personally and for my business, and various questions to help you think through the right approach for you.

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November 22, 2021 17 mins

Autumn is a time of letting go, and this week we're exploring letting go of excess clutter in your business. Over time we accumulate habits, recurring payments, marketing activities, products and services, and clients that don't add a lot to our business joy or bottom line. This is the season to streamline and let go of that which doesn't bring you joy, or profit! We'll look at letting go of subscriptions, marketing...

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November 15, 2021 14 mins

Have you ever felt like you've outgrown your business? That it just doesn't light you up or excite you the way it used to? As an entrepreneur who was likely really excited and motivated about your business for a long time - this can be concerning! What happens if you never want to work again? What if you can't find the motivation to consistently work on or grow your business? Is it just going to start feeling like a JOB...

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November 8, 2021 17 mins

The holiday season of November, December, and January can be a whirlwind of obligations and expectations. Are you looking forward to the holiday season, or do you have more mixed feelings (and a little exhaustion already?) In this episode we'll talk about how to have a more meaningful and mindful holiday season, so you can spend your time and energy on the activities that are most important to you.

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November 1, 2021 22 mins

When you hear the idea of slowing down, do you feel like "I wish I could do that" or "that's a nice idea but really not for me"? Today we're talking about slowing down - living and working at a slower pace. I personally discovered that by slowing down my own work gained more depth and richness, in spite of the fact that the "old me" from 10-20 years ago would never even think about pacing down as som...

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October 25, 2021 22 mins

Do you struggle with impatience and wish everything would just happen faster? I do. In this episode, we'll look at impatience, how it shows up in your body, negative and positive impatience, and some strategies to work with your impatient feelings next time they appear.

What if there was a different way to live and work? Hard work, hustle, thinking and planning created a lot of success for you along the way - but now you’re feel...

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October 18, 2021 22 mins

Are you a success? Do others see you as a success? And what does success even mean? In this episode, we explore the idea of success and how we can define it for ourselves.

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What if there was a different way to live and work? Hard work, hustle, thinking and planning created a lot of success for you along the way - but now you’re feel...

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October 11, 2021 10 mins

We know that routines and habits are really effective - but they sound really dry and practical. They work, but they're certainly not inspiring. What if we reframe some of our daily actions as rituals? A ritual is an action we do repeatedly - but it's infused with meaning (and a bit of magic!) In this episode we'll look at some of the ways you might choose to switch some of your routines to rituals, and how that could b...

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What if we could accept that we didn't have to perform at peak everyday? What if we could align with the natural seasons and cycles in the world and our life, to make everything feel more easy and flowing? In this episode, we look at the natural cycles and seasons that affect our life and work. The seasons of the year, the wheel of the year, the moon cycle, menstrual cycle, and also life seasons and phases, such as maiden, moth...

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September 27, 2021 11 mins

Each season has it's own natural energies. I've found that if I align with the energy happening that season, life and work feel easier. So this week let's dig into the energies of autumn. We'll look at the four main energies of the season and what they mean for your life and work. If you'd like to go deeper into connecting with autumn, nature around you and living in sync with the seasons, check out our membersh...

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September 20, 2021 21 mins

Connecting with the natural seasonal cycle where you live is the fundamental practice in my work. In this episode, you'll learn about the Wheel of the Year and begin noticing how the season shows up in your place. We'll explore how living in tune with the natural cycles is something already part of you as a human - it's not so much learning as remembering. Connect to this ancient way of knowing and noticing, something t...

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The Wellpreneur Podcast is back with a new season, a new name (Alchemy & Action), and a new focus: nature-based personal growth for high-achieving women.

In this special relaunch episode, your host Amanda Cook shares the changes happening to the podcast, and why this new season is so important. She also digs into our new focus: personal growth to help you become your true self. Based on nature, and infused with magic (we'll ...

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This is a personal episode about Amanda's business journey from 2011 through today. You may have noticed a lot of changes in the past year, and now I'm ready to share the behind-the-scenes of what's going on!

This episode is my personal business journey, where I'll share lessons learned along the way. You might recognize yourself in some of the moments. Long-time listeners will especially enjoy this - the behind-...

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“You can’t create a successful group if you’re trying to appeal to everyone. You need to understand who your target and focus are.” Charlie Edge


This week on the podcast we are talking all that you wanted to know about Facebook groups. Everybody knows they can be a fantastic marketing tool to attract and nurture the audience, and so many new Wellness entrepreneurs use them, but – is it the same for everyone?

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 “We spend most of our lives swimming upstream, against the current. It’s not meant to be so difficult. Allow yourself to enjoy the moments when you are in the flow!” Gillian McMichael

In this week’s episode, we have a treat for you! Our guest today is one of the UK’s top coaches – Gillian McMichael, the founder of transformational coaching practice Full Circle Global. Over the past 17 years, Gillian has created programs that he...

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 “Take care of yourself so you can take care of your Family” Amanda Cook

This week we’re revisiting one of our most listened to podcast episodes, and discuss one of the hardest target markets to crack: the Moms and their self-care. In this episode, inspired by the former Nail Your Niche challenge, Amanda exposes the threats of targeting new Moms with your Wellness business and gives you some great ideas on how to approach them.


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“It’s OK if you don’t nail your niche at the first go. Enjoy the journey.” Samantha Kellgren

In today’s episode, Charlie chats with Samantha Kellgren, the founder of Simply Well Coaching and a certified health and mindset coach. Sam is an expert in guiding ambitious women to build healthier habits and live with less stress and more energy. More specifically, she helps Type-A women with high expectations of themselves, slow down ...

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 “The Riches are in the Niches” Sue B. Zimmerman

This week on the podcast we are talking – all things Instagram! The popular App has exploded in the last few years for Health & Wellness business. As we all know, IG notifications became an important part of our lives and a key strategic tool in marketing.

With us today is the Instagram Expert herself – Sue B. Zimmerman experienced business coach and educator, who helped th...

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 “Go back to the roots (…) and have more time for things that are important!” Camille Freeman

In this week’s episode, Charlie and her guest Camille discuss something almost out of time – how to market your business, but without Social Media. Sounds impossible? Well, it isn’t!

Camille has been in reproductive health since 2003 and has seen massive changes in how we market ourselves in the wellness space. A few years ago she de...

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