Season 1, Episode 3

Planning for the Year Ahead: Leveraging downtime for strategic success in business

In this episode of “Soulful Strategies™ with Kathleen Amy,” Kathleen speaks about the quiet yet potent period of winter—a perfect time for strategic business planning. We’ll chat about how this season of introspection is an ideal backdrop to reflect and set clear, impactful goals and strategies for the year ahead.

Discover the benefits of winter for deep reflection and strategic planning. Learn how the Winter Solstice fosters renewal. Explore tools like SWOT and SMART goals, and set realistic, aligned business objectives for sustained progress.

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About This Episode

In This Episode:

  • The Value of Winter Planning: Explore the unique benefits of using winter for deep reflection and strategic planning. Learn how the season’s natural slowdown can enhance focused goal setting and long-term strategising.

  • Winter Solstice Significance: Align with the Winter Solstice on June 21st (or June 20th if you follow the celestial dates) to tap into a time of introspection, renewal, and transition. Understand how this pivotal moment can influence your business planning and personal growth.

  • Effective Planning Tools and Methods: Dive into practical tools like SWOT analysis and SMART goals to structure your planning process. Understand how these methods provide clarity, direction, and a roadmap to success.

  • Setting Realistic and Aligned Business Goals: Discover the importance of setting goals that are not just ambitious but also realistic and aligned with your business vision. Learn the strategy of breaking down annual goals into quarterly or monthly objectives to maintain momentum and track progress


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In This Episode: Explore the benefits of aligning your business strategies with the natural and personal rhythms of each season, enhancing productivity and well-being. Discover the importance of understanding your personal energy rhythms and how winter impacts them. Learn to align your activities with your energy levels and adapt your business strategies to the slower pace of winter for optimal productivity.

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Who’s This Podcast For?

Soulful Strategies™ caters to forward-thinking entrepreneurs and business owners keen on integrating deep, intuitive insights with practical, actionable strategies. Ideal for creatives enhancing problem-solving skills, leaders aiming to develop positive organisational cultures, or entrepreneurs incorporating mindfulness into strategic planning.

Expect Deep Dives Into:

  • Techniques like strategic rest and creative planning.
  • Intuitive decision-making tailored to enhance both your business and personal growth.
  • All tailored to the season (literal and metaphorical!) 

Kathleen’s Origin Story

From a teacher burnt out by the system, to launching her business while embracing motherhood, to navigating the solo business landscape, Kathleen’s journey emphasises working in harmony with life’s rhythms—a central theme of this podcast.

What’s Next?

Prepare for weekly episodes every Wednesday, aligned with the southern hemisphere’s seasons (with a break in between!) These will feature strategic insights, personal anecdotes, and soulful reflections to enrich your entrepreneurial journey.

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