Business, Beauty & Babies


with

Briony Kennedy

A podcast for women who require a compass in
navigating the different areas of their lives. 

Episode 001


Who is Briony Kennedy

In this very first episode, I'm going back to the start of my ten-year journey and sharing the experiences and lessons that got me to where I am today. Tune in to hear about my ventures into the beauty world and how I've come to let go of the expectations I placed on myself as a business owner and a mum.

Episode 002


Navigating Fear & Comparison in the World of Beauty and Business

The rise of social media means that we now have more opportunities than ever to pursue our passions and make a living. But as I reveal in today’s episode, the glossy facade you see online can often be too good to be true.

Episode 003


How I Started Adorn Cosmetics

This week, I’m sharing the story of how I started and grew Adorn Cosmetics. From filling up makeup pots on my kitchen floor, dealing with often harsh judgement from other women, and digging myself out of heavy debt, I’m revealing all the tears and triumphs it took to get Adorn to where it is today.

Episode 004


The Reality of Being a Mumma

For all the mums out there who struggle to get through the day or feel torn between their duties as a mum and their desire for something more, this episode is for you.

Episode 005


How We Can Practice Self-Care

For so many of us, the idea of self-care has become synonymous with massages, red wine and retail therapy. It causes us to feel wracked with guilt and consumed with anxiety over spending time away from our family, or dabbling in our vices. But, for me, the notion of self-care has become a necessity for my survival.

Episode 006


Luxury Without the Guilt

In this episode, I reveal how the beauty industry contributes to waste and how we as consumers can be more environmentally conscious. I also share how we can stick to our values despite the naysayers and how I educate my children about their environmental impact.

Episode 007


Cultivating A Healthy Relationship With Money

In this episode, I divulge my relationship with money and the strategies I use to manage my finances. I also share how we as women can grow to stop feeling guilty about this area of our life and how we can reevaluate our spending habits and set foundational goals.

Episode 008


The Myth of Doing it All

If you’re feeling the pressure to do a bit of everything – all at once, you’re not alone. When it comes to juggling motherhood and a career, plus your own wellbeing, it’s normal to feel like your best is never enough. But, it simply doesn’t have to be this way.

Episode 009


An Imperfectly Perfect Community

Briony shares how she found a thriving community of like-minded women through a Facebook group, how all of us can embrace vulnerability to seek companionship, and her advice on overcoming feelings of isolation in a world that won’t stop moving.

Episode 010


My Guide to Ethical Skincare

Skincare can be overwhelming. As women, we can spend so much time and money buying the ‘best’ products out there to achieve healthy clean skin, only to be left disappointed. Briony knows what it’s like to be on both sides which is why this episode she demystifies skincare once and for all. She shares her routine for clear skin, the ins and outs of ethical skincare, and her tips on achieving that healthy glow.

Episode 011


How to Parent in the Digital Age

It doesn’t matter if it’s your first, third or last child - parenting is never easy and contrary to what we may be led to believe - technology hasn’t necessarily helped. Navigating parenthood and finding your style of doing things takes time, but teaching your kids boundaries and trust (especially around screen time), can take even longer.

Episode 012


How to be an Effective Leader

How would you console a colleague if they had a tantrum? What excuse would you give your five year old if they asked why next year’s sales projections were late? It’s strange to imagine competing worlds overlapping, but how we react to demands, challenges and responsibilities in both intertwine. In this episode, I reveal how you can step into work and home like a good leader: for your kids, colleagues, and yourself.

Episode 013


How to Build a Personal Brand

We’ve all thought it: I want to make something out of myself. So, we start brainstorming. We ask ourselves, what we could do? We might tell our friends, start a Google drive and make a few contacts but somewhere between the commas and calls, we stagger. Self-doubt, money, and life continue blocking us at every corner until we talk ourselves into stopping. In this episode, I unpack what it means to build a personal brand and become a woman of influence. I’ll discuss how to start finding a cause you’re passionate about, ways to inspire difference, and the importance of backing yourself even on days when you want to back up.