Offline, The Podcast: Honest Conversations About True Self

Offline, The Podcast: Honest Conversations About True Self Podcast

Hosted by award-winning leader, journalist and conscious career coach, Alison Rice, Offline is a series of honest conversations with the people behind our favourite Instagram accounts and the teachers who help us on our way. Past guests include Goop's Elise Loehnen, Shameless co-hosts Michelle Andrews and Zara McDonald, Buddhist meditation teacher Manoj Dias, Australian fashion and beauty entrepreneurs Elle Ferguson and Pip Edwards, colourism activist and scientist Zinnia Kumar, NYC astrologist Nadine Jane Astrology, award-winning STEM journalist Rae Johnston and fashion designer Anine Bing.Together, Alison and her guests get real about life on the other side of the filter and explore the often confronting concept of True Self.Offline exists as a resource for anyone who is ready to look past social media’s highlight reel to develop the relationship they have with the deepest, truest part of themselves — their True Self.These are raw, imperfect conversations, grounded in reality.—MORE FROM OFFLINE AND ALISON RICE Become a student of Self StudyIf you’re interested in learning about conscious success and more, become a student of Self Study — a series of considered online courses. Book a coaching session Offline’s host, Alison Rice, is an award-winning leader and conscious career coach. She offers personal coaching sessions. Find out more or book directly.  Early access For early access to new episodes of the podcast, Self Study learning opportunities and Offline events, follow @getoffline.co and @alisonlarsenrice on Instagram or Facebook.  Share with those in needIf you know someone who would benefit from hearing these honest conversations, please share Offline with them. Original music by DLakeCreates.

Empowerment and performance coach Carson Tueller on re-writing the narratives we’ve created about ourselves.
In episode 72 of Offline, host Alison Rice has an honest conversation with Carson Tueller, a performance and empowerment coach based in New York City. His coaching methodology is rooted in the philosophy that our lives are lived inside of the narratives we’ve created about ourselves, our circumstances, and our experiences. Let that sink in for a moment. How much of the way you identify in the world is based on a story? A story about where you’ve come from, what you’ve been through or what your job title req...

Zara and Michelle from Shameless on privacy, therapy, navigating criticism and building a modern media company.
For episode 71 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with the hosts of Shameless the podcast, Zara McDonald and Michelle Andrews. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be catapulted into the public sphere with one of your best friends before the age of 25? Oh, and add to that the whole thing is being recorded and millions of people are not only listening and enjoying what you say, but some are also judging and critiquing what you say. As a fellow podcaster Alison has, which is why she has so much...

Evolutionary astrologer Daisy Clementine Douglas on how the Natal Chart can reveal why our soul incarnated.
In episode 70 of Offline, host Alison Rice has an honest conversation with evolutionary astrologer Daisy Clementine Douglas. She’s on a mission to help people understand why their soul incarnated.  In this episode, Daisy explains why our birth chart is a reflection of everything we already are, and also shares what parts of our chart relate to things like our unique gifts, our work and our karmic path.  This episode was recorded in March 2020 when Australia was in its first lockdown, and Daisy reveals what ...


Dr. Evan Sgammotta on the transformational power of the Neuro Emotional Technique.
For episode 69 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with chiropractor, certified Neuro Emotional Technique (N.E.T.) practitioner and founder of Selph Health Studios, Dr. Evan Sgammotta. N.E.T. is an approach to stress reduction that focuses on breaking behavioural patterns and stress points that can show up physically in the body. It also helps symptoms related to trauma and unresolved stressful events, by helping to eliminate conditioned emotional responses and prevent recurring patterns of pain. It comp...

Fashion creative Zeenat Wilkinson on getting her start in media, moving abroad to further her career and Buddhism.
In episode 68 of Offline, host Alison Rice has an honest conversation with New Zealand-based freelance fashion creative and founder of Sauce, Zeenat Wilkinson. Zeenat grew up in Mumbai and completed a degree in psychology before leaving to study fashion at Central Saint Martins in London. Today, she lives in New Zealand with her husband and their new baby girl. This episode honours the journey to successfully making a living as a fashion and lifestyle creative. Zeenat shares how she got her start in media, ...

Fashion creative Zeenat Wilkinson on getting her start in media, moving abroad to further her career and Buddhism.
In episode 68 of Offline, host Alison Rice has an honest conversation with New Zealand-based freelance fashion creative and founder of Sauce, Zeenat Wilkinson. Zeenat grew up in Mumbai and completed a degree in psychology before leaving to study fashion at Central Saint Martins in London. Today, she lives in New Zealand with her husband and their new baby girl. This episode honours the journey to successfully making a living as a fashion and lifestyle creative. Zeenat shares how she got her start in media, ...


Goop’s chief content officer Elise Loehnen on why they will never stop fighting against the silencing of all that is unseen, felt and intrinsically known.
For episode 67 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with Goop’s chief content officer, Elise Loehnen.  Goop is a wellness brand that offers its audience of progressive and curious thinkers content, products and experiences that seek to crack open taboos and start new conversations.  It’s safe to say you’re either Goopy or you’re not and if you hit play on this episode, you’ll likely do so identifying as one or the other. Either way, we welcome you. If you listen to Goop’s podcast or maybe you’ve seen the ...

Danielle Prescod on representation, the benefits of therapy, freezing her eggs and giving up Instagram.
For episode 66 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with New York City style director, Danielle Prescod. Danielle is currently the Style Director at Black Entertainment Television, and before that, she held fashion roles at Marie Claire, Elle, Teen Vogue and Interview.The New Yorker is as authentic as it gets on Instagram. One of the things Alison loves most about her presence on the platform, is it has nothing to do with her job. She’s never pushing her followers to buy things. Instead, she chooses to us...

P.E. Nation co-founder Pip Edwards opens up about confidence, honouring her emotions and making space for love.
In this special Self Care Sundays mini-series produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with Estée Lauder, host Alison Rice sits down with the brand’s Australian ambassadors and experts to have an honest conversation about life on the other side of the filter.This season, the mini-series explores our collective relationship with the word confidence. What does confidence really mean to women and what does having it help us to achieve?The topic and series celebrates Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation, ...


Scientist and model Zinnia Kumar on colourism, the serious issue of skin colour stigma in South Asia and why science and spirituality can co-exist.
For episode 64 of Offline, host Alison Rice has an honest conversation with scientist, chartered ecologist and model, Zinnia Kumar. Zinnia grew up in Western Sydney in a low socio-economic area, and following some deeply impactful advice from her chemistry teacher, she applied herself within the public education system and became the first in her family to go to university.  What was the advice? She told Zinnia that if she worked hard, she could be anything she wanted to be. Zinnia hasn’t looked back.  An i...

Fitness entrepreneur Kirsten King on how Pilates helps women return to themselves and their bodies.
In this special Self Care Sundays mini-series produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with Estée Lauder, host Alison Rice sits down with the brand’s Australian ambassadors and experts to have an honest conversation about life on the other side of the filter.This season, the mini-series explores our collective relationship with the word confidence. What does confidence really mean to women, how do we get more of it and what does having it help us to achieve?The topic and series celebrates Estée Lauder’...

Beauty entrepreneur Kristin Fisher on taking risks, remaining authentic and why pausing is the best business decision she’s ever made.
For episode 62 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with one of Sydney’s most successful beauty entrepreneurs, Kristin Fisher.The eyebrow expert opens up about her humble beginnings as a booked-out Brazilian waxer in Perth, to now leading the eyebrow industry in Sydney and getting recognised for her talent on the world stage.This honest conversation doesn’t disappoint. Kristin is as funny and real as you know her to be on Instagram, and is unguarded and honest about the realities of running a beauty busin...


Do you want to make contact with your True Self, so you can align to your purpose and succeed consciously?
To purchase the course visit: https://www.getoffline.co/true-self-course-sales-pageIn episode 61 of Offline and to launch season five, host Alison Rice shares the conscious school she’s created for Offline’s community. It’s called Self Study, and it is dedicated to putting us in touch with the deepest, truest part of ourselves — our True Self — so we succeed consciously.The school has four homerooms Alison will be creating online courses into: True Self, Leadership, Communication and Strategy. In this episo...

Sustainable fashion entrepreneur Charlotte Hicks on building a values-based business and brand.
[I’m Offline With]Welcome to another edition of I’m Offline With, produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with a conscious founder or business whose experience or story will help us on our way. This episode is produced in partnership with David Jones, and features one of Australia’s most exciting emerging fashion leaders, Charlotte Hicks. Alison and Charlotte recorded this episode live in the front window of David Jones’ Bourke Street store, a week after Charlotte’s brand, Esse Studios, won the Virgin...

International supermodel Victoria Lee on how she uses criticism as a pathway to growth.
[I’m Offline With]Welcome to a new episode of I’m Offline With. These special episodes are produced by Studio Offline, and in partnership with a person, business or brand whose experience or story will help us on our way. Alison’s next I’m Offline With guest is David Jones Fashion Ambassador and model, Victoria Lee. The pair had an honest conversation on the back of her Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival runway appearance, and in the most surreal way ever — they recorded live in the front window of...


Chelsea Pottenger on her experience with post-natal depression and how it led her to launch a conscious business.
In this special Self Care Sundays mini-series produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with Estée Lauder, host Alison Rice sits down with the brand’s Australian ambassadors and experts to have an honest conversation about life on the other side of the filter, self care, sleep and skincare. Alison’s next guest is Chelsea Pottenger. The founder of EQ Minds, Chelsea is a sleep expert, an internationally accredited mindfulness and meditation practitioner, a keynote speaker and a proud ambassador for mental...

Alison Rice on dealing with toxic co-workers, stepping up as a leader and how to ask for a payrise.
To celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8, host Alison Rice answers questions sent in by Offline’s community. IWD exists to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, but in Alison’s eyes, it also celebrates the work so many women do each and everyday to support our collective advancement. One of the many ways we can advance the women around us is by sharing our knowledge, and this episode is dedicated to doing just that. Alison gives advice across a range of...

Penny Locaso on facing your fears and stepping into your future.
For episode 56 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with Happiness Hacker and founder of BKindred, Penny Locaso. The pair met as speakers on Pink Hope’s Women Who Lead panel in 2019, and quickly bonded over their shared mission to help people connect with what really matters.The advice Penny generously shares in this episode will help you face your fears and step into your future. She’s been voted one of the most influential female entrepreneurs in Australia and is currently writing her first book. But be...


Almost 30’s Krista and Lindsey on influence in times of crisis, scaling a media business and vulnerability hangovers.
For episode 55 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with the co-founders of Almost 30, Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik. Almost 30 is one of the world’s most top-rated lifestyle podcasts for women. Krista and Lindsey started Almost 30 in a wardrobe with a voice recorder in 2016 and today, tour the world to connect with their community, #Almost30Nation. They also educate on the business of podcasting through the incredible Your Podcast Pro.In this honest conversation, Krista and Lindsey open up across a ...

Benedicte Bemet shares what it takes to become a principal ballet dancer.
For episode 54 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with one of The Australian Ballet’s principal female dancers, Benedicte Bemet. The 25 year-old was born in Mackay, started ballet at the age of three and was accepted into The Australian Ballet School at 14 years-old. She represented the School in New York and Canada, before being asked to join The Australian Ballet, the company, in 2012. In the seven years since, Benedicte has progressed to coryphee, soloist, senior artist and now, principal.This episod...

Dylan Smith on the fundamentals of Ayurveda and how to live in alignment with your true nature.
[The Teachers]For episode 53 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with Dylan Smith, an Ayurvedic practitioner, holistic health educator and the founder of Vital Veda. In addition to his Australian certification, Dylan trains under a family of internationally renowned Ayurvedic doctors in India. Ayurveda is a sanskrit word that translates to “the science of life”. It is a system of holistic medicine and encompasses the entire universe — nature, the body, the mind and the spirit. It uses a variety of preven...


Deborah Hutton shares her career lessons, opens up about grief, ageing and life as an energy exchange.
In this special Self Care Sundays mini-series produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with Estée Lauder, host Alison Rice sits down with some of the brand’s Australian ambassadors to have an honest conversation about life on the other side of the filter, self care, sleep and skincare. Alison’s next guest is Deborah Hutton. The Estée Lauder ambassador is known for her various TV presenting roles, a celebrated career in magazines, and her work advocating for skin cancer awareness. But what you might not...

Dr. Jeremy Cumpston on Botox, filler and why you need to know and trust the person injecting your face.
[The Teachers]For episode 51 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with Dr. Jeremy Cumpston, a progressive GP, preventative ageing specialist and the founder of Ageless Clinics. He’s a fully qualified injector of commercial fillers and is accredited in advanced wrinkle treatment and dermal filler treatments.Alison would like to be extremely clear with her intention behind creating this episode. It does not advocate for or encourage cosmetic injectables. Instead, it seeks to act as an educational resource f...

Kaity Ham on fashion blogging, personal style and how she’s thinking about the future.
For episode 50 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with one of Australia’s leading luxury fashion creatives and the founder of Modern Legacy, Kaitlyn Ham.Kaitlyn — or Kaity as she's called by those closest to her — is quite private, so this honest conversation is a rare insight into her life, her work, how she thinks about style and the business of being a fashion creative and influencer. What you might not know about Kaity, is she's funny. Like laugh-out-loud, big-belly-laughing funny. Alison and Kaity ...


Rebecca Burrow on birth and motherhood, losing her own mum and Taj’s Burger Ring proposal.
For episode 49 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with one of her favourite women to follow on Instagram, Rebecca Burrow. If you’re looking for a realistic insight into parenting a toddler, then she encourages you to follow Bec. The modern mother, model and founder of Mini Marley Kids is about as real as it gets. She grew up in Wollongong on Sydney’s South Coast, and today lives in Yallingup, WA, with her husband Australian surfer Taj Burrow, their daughter Bella, and another little one on the way. At t...

Gemma Watts on operating a beauty business, navigating sponsored content and advocating for diversity.
For episode 48 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with one of the most talented and entertaining women in Australian beauty right now, Gemma Watts. The journalist, copywriter and photographer is the founder of digital beauty destination, Glow Journal, and its podcast of the same name.Gemma started out in fashion journalism before falling in love with beauty, and is now leading the way for objective and informative beauty content in Australia. In this episode, Gemma and Alison have a very honest conversa...

Lara Briden on the dangers of hormonal birth control, misdiagnosed PCOS and alternatives to pill medicine.
For episode 47 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with Lara Briden. A naturopathic doctor, women’s health activist and author of what can only be described as a bible for women everywhere, Period Repair Manual, Lara is a period revolutionary. Lara’s work is about providing practical solutions and natural alternatives to hormonal birth control. She’s helped thousands of women who suffer from missing periods, hair loss, PMS, polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, adult acne and more, establish treatmen...


Anine Bing opens up about how she leveraged her Instagram following to launch a global fashion brand.
For episode 46 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with one of the most fashionable women on the planet, Anine Bing. In October 2019, Anine was in Sydney to celebrate the opening of the first Anine Bing Australia store in Paddington, marking the 15th opening since she started the brand from her LA garage in 2012.What we learn in this episode, is Anine’s success story is one born from humble beginnings, hard work and a dedication to exploring and expressing her creativity. Anine grew up in a small village...

Teryll Brewer on surviving stage four metastatic breast cancer.
To launch season four, host Alison Rice shares Offline's platform with Melbourne listener, Teryll Brewer. Alison and Teryll met at an Offline Women’s Circle in August 2019. Offline Women’s Circles exist to create gentle entry points to conscious connections, and as they gathered together as women on their way that night, Teryll’s story moved the room.  Her bravery and honesty got Alison thinking about the deeper role Offline could play when it comes to both education and prevention. What might we face, who ...

Jose Bryce Smith on starting and scaling natural haircare brand Original & Mineral into a global business.
[I’m Offline With. . .]Welcome to a new Offline series called I’m Offline With. . . These episodes are produced by Studio Offline, and in partnership with a founder, leader or entrepreneur that will help us on our way. Between each season, Alison sits down with someone who has started a conscious business so we can learn from them, and in return, they get to share their story and what they’ve created with you. Alison’s first I’m Offline With. . . guest is the delightful and determined Jose Bryce Smith. Twen...


I'm Offline With. . . Jose Bryce Smith, founder and CEO, Original & Mineral
[I’m Offline With. . .]Welcome to a new Offline series called I’m Offline With. . . These episodes are produced by Studio Offline, and in partnership with a founder, leader or entrepreneur that will help us on our way. Between each season, Alison sits down with someone who has started a conscious business so we can learn from them, and in return, they get to share their story and what they’ve created with you. Alison’s first I’m Offline With. . . guest is the delightful and determined Jose Bryce Smith. Twen...

Alison Rice on how to explore spirituality, finding fulfilment and what she’s learned about leading teams.
Host Alison Rice closes season three with another Ask Alison episode, dedicated to Offline’s beautiful and nourishing community. She put a call out for questions on Instagram, and answered 11 across topics including true self, spirituality and personal development.From her own journey to feeling more spiritually expressed, to her advice on how to begin exploring what spirituality means to you, her definition of soul, how her life has changed since starting Offline, her biggest “ah-ha” moment, how sets up he...

Juliet Allen on confidence in the bedroom, sex-positive porn and how to communicate your sexual needs.
[The Teachers]For episode 42 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down for a second time with leading Australian sexologist and host of Authentic Sex, Juliet Allen. If you haven’t listened to their first honest conversation and you’d like to, here it is. The pair discuss sex as a pathway to healing, sex magic, why our cycle is sacred, why it is time to redefine the word slut and much more. This time around, Juliet answers questions sent in from Offline’s curious and thoughtful listeners. Topics include: becomi...


Live: Alison Rice and Erin Maxwell on staying true to your values and the definition of manifestation.
Recorded live at the sold-out Sundays Offline listener event in Melbourne on August 18, 2019, host Alison Rice and leading Australian fashion creative, Erin Maxwell, take questions from the audience.From how to stay true to your values, to pitching for creative work, why we should celebrate each others’ success, a definition of manifestation and more.Follow Erin on InstagramRead The Maxwell Note MORE FROM OFFLINE AND ALISON RICEBecome a student of Self StudyIf you’re interested in learning about True Self, ...

Bonus episode — Alison Rice and Erin Maxwell take questions from the Sundays Offline audience
Recorded live at the sold-out Sundays Offline listener event in Melbourne on August 18, 2019, host Alison Rice and leading Australian fashion creative, Erin Maxwell, take questions from the audience.From how to stay true to your values, to pitching for creative work, why we should celebrate each others’ success, a definition of manifestation and more.Follow Erin on InstagramRead The Maxwell Note------ MORE FROM OFFLINE AND ALISON RICE Book a coaching session Host Alison Rice is an award-winning leader and d...

Live: Erin Maxwell on creativity, motherhood and the realities of being married to a professional athlete.
Recorded live at the sold-out Sundays Offline listener event in Melbourne on August 18, 2019, host Alison Rice sits down with leading Australian fashion creative, Erin Maxwell. Her long-time followers knew her first as Love Shop Share, but today Erin is the proud founder of the The Maxwell Note. A thoughtful and curated platform that seeks to tell visual stories.In this honest conversation recorded in front of 85 passionate Offline listeners, Erin opened up for the first time about her work, what it means t...


Eleanor Pendleton defines self care, what it takes to lead, finding a mentor and her relationship with ageing.
In this special Self Care Sundays mini-series produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with Estée Lauder, host Alison Rice sits down with three of the brand’s Australian ambassadors to have an honest conversation about life on the other side of the filter, self care, sleep and skincare.  Alison’s next guest is Eleanor Pendleton. The Estée Lauder ambassador and beauty entrepreneur is the founder of one of Australia’s most popular and pioneering beauty destinations, Gritty Pretty.It’s her third time sitt...

Eleanor Pendleton — founder and editor-in-chief, Gritty Pretty
In this special Self Care Sundays mini-series produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with Estée Lauder, host Alison Rice sits down with three of the brand’s Australian ambassadors to have an honest conversation about life on the other side of the filter, self care, sleep and skincare.  Alison’s next guest is Eleanor Pendleton. The Estée Lauder ambassador and beauty entrepreneur is the founder of one of Australia’s most popular and pioneering beauty destinations, Gritty Pretty.It’s her third time sitt...

Deborah Symond O’Neil shares her journey building a modern fashion business.
In this special Self Care Sundays mini-series produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with Estée Lauder, host Alison Rice sits down with three of the brand’s Australian ambassadors to have an honest conversation about life on the other side of the filter, self care, sleep and skincare.  Next up is Deborah Symond O’Neil. She’s the founder of pioneering fashion retailer, Mode Sportif, and one of the best dressed women in Sydney.Deb works fast and hard. In this honest conversation, we learn that what we ...


Deborah Symond O'Neil — founder, Mode Sportif
In this special Self Care Sundays mini-series produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with Estée Lauder, host Alison Rice sits down with three of the brand’s Australian ambassadors to have an honest conversation about life on the other side of the filter, self care, sleep and skincare.  Next up is Deborah Symond O’Neil. She’s the founder of pioneering fashion retailer, Mode Sportif, and one of the best dressed women in Sydney.Deb works fast and hard. In this honest conversation, we learn that what we ...

Nadia Fairfax on being an entertainer and connector, and the importance of her night-time routine.
In this special Self Care Sundays mini-series produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with Estée Lauder, host Alison Rice sits down with three of the brand’s Australian ambassadors to have an honest conversation about life on the other side of the filter, self care, sleep and skincare.  First up is the delightful Nadia Fairfax. An ex-elite gymnast turned fashion creative and the editor of Fairfax Journal, Nadia is fun personified.  A connector who loves nothing more than seeing her friends and family ...

Nadia Fairfax — leading Australian fashion creative and founder, Fairfax Journal
In this special Self Care Sundays mini-series produced by Studio Offline and in partnership with Estée Lauder, host Alison Rice sits down with three of the brand’s Australian ambassadors to have an honest conversation about life on the other side of the filter, self care, sleep and skincare.  First up is the delightful Nadia Fairfax. An ex-elite gymnast turned fashion creative and the editor of Fairfax Journal, Nadia is fun personified.  A connector who loves nothing more than seeing her friends and family ...


Jaclyn Michelle on why Human Design is both a spiritual and scientific user manual for life.
[The Teachers]For episode 37 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with Jaclyn Michelle, a Human Design chart analyst, teacher and the founder of Interior Creature.  Put simply, Human Design is the intersection of science and spirituality. It gives us the language to describe the signals our body and our intuition has been telling us all along — before all the programming and social conditioning. It’s also been described as a user manual for life. Both a mechanical science and a practical tool that shows u...

Cartia Mallan on being telepathic, manifestation, surviving being bullied and living with crippling anxiety.
For episode 36 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down one with of Australia’s most-watched young women, Cartia Mallan. At just 21 years old, Cartia has a combined following of over one million people across Instagram and YouTube — mostly other young women who turn to her for self-care and mental health advice, mentorship and support. Alison and Cartia connected quickly on their devotion to exploring and honouring what spirituality means to them, and how they use their beliefs as both a compass and a comfort...

Buddhist Manoj Dias on why enlightenment isn’t a destination but a state of consciousness.
[The Teachers]For episode 35 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with Buddhist meditation teacher and chief of Melbourne meditation studio, A—Space, Manoj Dias. Before the here and now, Manoj once identified as a successful corporate businessman who was suffering from anxiety, insomnia and disordered eating.  What he offers us in this honest conversation is incredible perspective across a diverse range of topics, including the continued lack of diversity and inclusion in the wellness space. Manoj is pass...


Rachelle Rowlings on love, death, motherhood and fashion.
For episode 34 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with one of the funniest Australian women on Instagram, Rachelle Rowlings. She pioneered a new type of influence — the honest mum — and for many women navigating life with a newborn, her Instagram account is a lifeline.  What started as an outlet to express not only her love of fashion but also to rise up from the darkness that came after having her first baby, Rachelle’s Instagram account is now the talk of mothers groups' across the country. Women read...

Maeva Heim on developing Australia’s first texture-inclusive haircare brand.
For episode 33 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with one to watch, Melbourne-based marketing specialist and haircare entrepreneur, Maeva Heim. Maeva grew up in Perth and like many of us from smaller towns, she had fierce ambition. Maeva’s career story is relatable because it’s common in the very best way. She did an expensive law degree and then realised she couldn’t carry the burden of what it meant to practice, so she step-changed to marketing, content creation and now, product development. Maeva is...

Nadine Jane Astrology explains our Sun, Moon and Rising and the 12 Houses.
[The Teachers]For episode 32 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with New York-based astrologer Nadine Jane. Nadine curates one of Instagram’s most popular accounts for astrology, offering lovers of celestial study an elevated, intelligent and gentle guide to knowing ourselves better. Her personal readings are empowering and practical. They’re also scarily accurate. Nadine gifts her followers with a wealth of free content each week. From full moon reports to the lowdown on lunar eclipses, personalised ch...


Holly Ryan on grief, authenticity and building a sustainable and ethical jewellery brand.
For episode 31 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with talented maker, jeweller and artist, Holly Ryan. Holly’s namesake jewellery line and in-demand sculptures define what it means to create consciously. Handmade in Australia using sustainable materials, Holly creates heirlooms. Her company’s stance on circularity and low waste practices are the example. Holly generously shares her creative processes, how she maintains her authenticity while working in fashion, dealing with copycats, the disappointing ...

Zanita Whittington on her disinterest in being accepted and why she sees her ADHD diagnosis as a strength.
For episode 30 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with creative director, photographer and Australia’s OG fashion blogger, Zanita Whittington. Currently based in New York, Zanita is a force and continues to pioneer how we think about the intersection of creativity and social influence. Alison and Zanita discuss pushing creative boundaries, her long-held disinterest in being “accepted” as a blogger, why she sees her ADHD diagnosis as a strength, how to explain our needs to the people in our lives, why it...

Alison Rice on self doubt, changing careers and how to trust you're on the right path.
Host Alison Rice closes season two with an episode dedicated to Offline’s beautiful and nourishing community. She put a call out for questions on Instagram, and answered 14 across topics including true self, spirituality and personal development. From how to trust we’re on the right path, to dealing with self doubt, her advice to women changing careers after 30, the biggest lesson she learned after leaving her corporate publishing role and what her husband Tony thinks about her journey to better knowing her...


Rae Johnston reflects on trauma and the realities of being a woman working in science, gaming and tech.
For episode 28 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with TV host, women in STEM mentor, tech and gaming journalist, St. Vincent’s De Paul ambassador, mum and proud Wiradjuri woman, Rae Johnston. While she’s well-known and respected in the cosplay industry for playing Wonder Woman, Rae embodies the character in real life. Compassionate, strong and with an incredible sense of justice, she is a modern role model for women everywhere.In this episode, Rae shares unique and inspiring lessons taken from her humb...

Part 2 ~ Jerico Mandybur on inclusion in the wellness industry and how to incorporate tarot into your day.
[The Teachers] Part two of host Alison Rice’s honest conversation with intuitive guide, spiritual self-care coach, tarot reader, reiki practitioner and Self Service host, Jerico Mandybur. The pair dive deep on Jerico’s own self journey, and also confront the often difficult but extremely important topic of diversity and inclusion within the wellness industry. Jerico gives sound advice on how to raise and challenge it in your circles. She also shares how to incorporate tarot and astrology into your daily sel...

Part 1 ~ Jerico Mandybur on why she had to leave her dream job to expand and what self care means in practice.
[The Teachers] In episode 27 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with intuitive guide, spiritual self-care coach, tarot reader, reiki practitioner, journalist and podcaster, Jerico Mandybur. An Australian living in LA, the Self Service host led editorial at Girl Boss Media but recently made the decision to expand. In part one of their honest conversation, Jerico and Alison discuss how difficult it is to leave a job you love to prioritise your mental and physical wellbeing, why it’s important not to give ...


Jasmine Dowling on creative copyright, the emotional labour of DMs and how she started her career.
Recorded live at the sold-out Sundays Offline listener event in Brisbane on April 7, 2019, host Alison Rice sits down with leading Australian creative, Jasmine Dowling. A very honest conversation recorded in front of over 70 listeners, Jasmine opens up about fighting big corporates for her creative copyright, what it feels like to be critiqued on Instagram, the emotional labour of DMs and how she began her career as a hand-letterer, designer and leading digital creative. A truly insightful conversation. Tha...

Revisiting Offline's very first episode with healer Jeannie Bourke.
As she records Sundays Offline live in Brisbane, host Alison Rice throws it back to episode one. Maybe you’ve heard it, maybe you haven’t, either way healer Jeannie Bourke is one of the foundational reasons Offline exists. Profound. Special. Ethical. Majestic. Wise. The founder of Venustus Beauty Lab defines true self.This episode was recorded in mid-2018.MORE FROM OFFLINE AND ALISON RICEBecome a student of Self StudyIf you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, consider beco...

Tom Derickx opens up about his struggle with depression and anxiety.
For episode 25 of Offline, host Alison Rice sat down with musician, model, ex-AFL player and ambassador for suicide prevention charity, U R OK, Tom Derickx. Offline exists as an exploration of self and as we journey deeper, it’s important to show both the light and the shade. For some, our sense of self is veiled by anxiety and for others, it’s the dark night of depression. In this episode and for the first time, Tom bravely shares the thing he’s held closest to him — his battle with both.Alison and Tom hop...


Juliet Allen on sex as a pathway to healing and how to use our sexual energy to attract what we want.
[The Teachers]Offline exists as an exploration of self, and we can’t do that without exploring our sexual essence. For episode 24 of Offline, host Alison Rice sat down with leading Australian sexologist, coach, and host of Authentic Sex, Juliet Allen. In this very honest conversation, Juliet and Alison discuss everything from sex as a pathway to healing, the importance of polarity of sexual energies in the bedroom, how to use our sexual energy to attract what we want in life, why our cycle is sacred, how to...

Emma Hoareau on skinfluencing, self portraiture and navigating paid-to-post content.
For episode 23 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with French photographer, beauty blogger and editor of Lolita Says So, Emma Hoareau. The self-described “skinfluencer” shares her journey from studying art history to becoming one of the UK’s most in-demand beauty creatives. Emma is also known for her considered nude self portraiture, and explains why showing her figure isn’t brave, but just beautiful. Alison and Emma also discuss disclosure and navigating the paid-to-post world.Emma’s favourite products...

Beck Wadworth on scaling An Organised Life, what she's sacrificed and the reality of start-up life.
In episode 22 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with An Organised Life founder, Beck Wadworth. The Kiwi style influencer shares the realities of starting and scaling a business, and gets candid about the sacrifices and struggles that come with start-up life. Beck is generous with her advice, making this a must-listen for anyone who wants to take their idea and turn it into a valuable business.MORE FROM OFFLINE AND ALISON RICEBecome a student of Self StudyIf you’re interested in learning about True Self...


Matt Ringrose on Vedic Meditation and its potential to deepen and change our lives.
[The Teachers]In episode 21 of Offline, Alison sits down with her meditation teacher and founder of Bondi Meditation Centre, Matt Ringrose. She asks Matt to unpack some Vedic philosophy in the hope it sheds some light on why this particular technique has such a profound impact on our physical and mental wellbeing. Matt has been meditating for over 10 years, and teaching for six. He estimates he's taught over 1,200 people this life-changing technique.Matt hosts a free information talk every Monday night. You...

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Part 2 ~ Natalia Benson on leaning into vulnerability and getting the love we believe we deserve.
[The Teachers]Part two of host Alison Rice's honest conversation with LA-based modern mystic, Natalia Benson. The pair discuss getting the love and relationships we feel we deserve, Natalia asks women to consider leaning into their vulnerability to find safety, and shares her advice on navigating conversations about self development and spirituality with the people in our lives.MORE FROM OFFLINE AND ALISON RICEBecome a student of Self StudyIf you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success ...


Part 1 ~ Natalia Benson on living outside the mind/body paradigm and why there's no shame in getting paid.
[The Teachers]In episode 19 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with LA-based modern mystic, Natalia Benson. The first teacher to be featured on Offline as we seek to further explore the concept of true self, the empowerment coach, astrologer and tarot reader gifts Offline listeners with moving and powerful advice. Natalia shares her knowledge on living outside the mind/body paradigm, how to acknowledge our truth, why there's no shame in getting paid and how it is actually a form of power. This is part o...

Jessica Vander Leahy on body positivity and delivering diverse content for women.
In episode 18 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down for a conversation with journalist, curve model and founder of women’s empowerment platform projectwomankind.com, Jessica Vander Leahy. Born in Australia and raised in New Guinea, Jess shares her unique and personal perspectives on the label plus-size, the seemingly long road to meaningful diversity in women’s content, and challenges Offline listeners to take responsibility for what we let into our social media feeds. Jess is an advocate for issues bigger...

Live: Eleanor Pendleton, Carmen Hamilton, Zoe Marshall, Chloe Brinklow, Sara Crampton and Billie Iveson.
In episode 17 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with six of season one's incredible guests. Recorded live at the Sundays Offline listener event in Sydney on January 13, Carmen Hamilton, Zoe Marshall, Chloe Brinklow, Sara Crampton, Billie Iveson and Eleanor Pendleton answer questions submitted by the audience. Unscripted and at times emotional, a total of seven women behind the Instagram accounts get real about taking risks, building confidence, moving countries, modern motherhood, manifestation and so ...


Live: Host Alison Rice on spirituality, intuition, ambition and surviving miscarriage.
In episode 16 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits in the interviewee chair for the first time. Recorded live at the Sundays Offline listener event in Sydney on January 13, Alison opens up to her close friend Amanda about spirituality and the soul, accessing her intuition, how her ambition is manifesting itself today, what she learnt through the pain of miscarriage, her bond with her husband Tony and how she's honouring her body in 2019.MORE FROM OFFLINE AND ALISON RICEBecome a student of Self StudyIf you’re i...

Host Alison Rice shares Offline's Manifesto to close season one.
In episode 15 of Offline, host Alison Rice seeks to communicate her "why" in a short manifesto. Recorded in one take, it is imperfect but honest and closes out 2018.MORE FROM OFFLINE AND ALISON RICEBecome a student of Self StudyIf you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, consider becoming a student of Self Study — a series of considered online courses.Book a coaching session Offline’s host, Alison Rice, is an award-winning leader and conscious coach. She offers personal coa...

Zoe Marshall and Alison Rice share the funny story on how they became friends.Zoe Marshall and Alison Rice share the funny story on how they became friends.
In episode 14 of Offline, host Alison Rice and episode five's Zoe Marshall discuss the elaborate plan Alison put in place to ensure they became friends.MORE FROM OFFLINE AND ALISON RICEBecome a student of Self StudyIf you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, consider becoming a student of Self Study — a series of considered online courses.Book a coaching session Offline’s host, Alison Rice, is an award-winning leader and conscious coach. She offers personal coaching session...


Eleanor Pendleton on self image, true love, leading Gritty Pretty and humble beginnings.
In episode 13 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with beauty entrepreneur Eleanor Pendleton. The Filipino-Australian grew up on the New South Wales Central Coast before heading to Sydney to chase her dream of becoming a magazine editor. Fast forward a decade, and today Eleanor leads her own successful beauty company, Gritty Pretty. In this at-times emotional episode, Eleanor talks openly and honestly about self image, love, running a business and how her humble beginnings shaped the woman she is today.M...

Ally May Carey on creating content that is thoughtful and seeks to spark change.
In episode 12 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down for a conversation with one of Australia’s most exciting, young creators — Ally May Carey. A learnt-it-on-the-job writer and photographer who has been blogging since 2010, Ally’s carved out a niche creating content that is visually inspiring, thoughtful and seeks to spark change. In her incredibly calming, slow and gentle tone, Ally and Alison chat about her 'why', and how she's identifying with self following a difficult 18 months.MORE FROM OFFLINE AND A...

Billie Iveson on the intersection of self, creativity and brand.
In episode 11 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down for a conversation with one of her best friends, Billie Iveson. The fashion and beauty director of cult publication Russh, Billie shares her take on the intersection of self, creativity and brand. One for aspiring creatives and anyone wanting to know more about fashion media from a leader in the space, Billie brings her signature: practical advice born out of deeper thinking.MORE FROM OFFLINE AND ALISON RICEBecome a student of Self StudyIf you’re interest...


Leigh Campbell opens up about the pain and heartbreak of infertility and pregnancy loss.
In episode 10 of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with one of Australia’s most respected beauty editors, Leigh Campbell. From Shop to Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post and now Mamamia, Alison and Leigh chat big career moves, the beauty circuit, Leigh’s relationship with herself, Instagram’s relationship with Leigh, and the heartbreak and pain of infertility and pregnancy loss. This episode comes with a trigger warning. If you need help or support, please call the Sands Australia 24 hour support line on 1300 ...

Kelly Muller on redefining success as a working mother and moving her family to Byron Bay.
In episode of nine of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with leading brand and marketing strategist, Kelly Muller. Founder and director of K.M.C. Consulting, you might recognise her handiwork: ModelCo, Stylerunner and P.E. Nation, along with niche brands making headway including contemporary womenswear brand Kacey Devlin, and daywear label Assembly. In this episode we learn how, after becoming a mother, Kelly redefined “success” by putting her young family first. Her journey to understanding self includes...

Pip Edwards on co-founding P.E. Nation and the power of sitting in her feminine.
In episode eight of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with P.E. Nation co-founder, Pip Edwards. A mother, classically trained pianist, commerce/law graduate, co-founder, and woman, who, after many years living life on everyone else’s terms, is today sitting in her most powerful seat yet — her true feminine. Pip passionately brings all of herself to this episode, sharing the lessons, her reflections, and what triumph looks like today. MORE FROM OFFLINE AND ALISON RICEBecome a student of Self StudyIf you’re...


Chloe Brinklow on her journey from Australia's Central Coast to living and creating in New York City.
In episode seven of Offline, host Alison Rice sits downs with Chloe Brinklow — editor, leading digital strategist and founder of pioneering "less is more" beauty destination, Tomboy Beauty. Recorded in Chloe's New York City bedroom, she gives insight into her journey from Australia's Central Coast to living and working in NYC, openly discusses how her sense of self intersects with her work as a creative, and offers some thinking on mentoring, understanding our left and right side brain hemispheres, and more...

Sara Crampton on privacy, approaching blogging strategically and her journey to launching The Undone.
In episode six of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with one of Australia’s most successful fashion influencers, Sara Crampton. Founder of minimalist style blog Harper & Harley and online retail store The Undone, Sara shares her practical and pragmatic approach to life as an influencer and explains why, a decade on from starting her blog, she still prefers to keep her private life private.MORE FROM OFFLINE AND ALISON RICEBecome a student of Self StudyIf you’re interested in learning about True Self, consc...

Zoe Marshall opens up about losing her mum and how that experience has shaped her outlook on life.
In episode five of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with charming TV and radio host, Zoe Marshall. Zoe opens up about losing her beautiful mum, the spiritual practices she turned to in the years following and how that experience shaped her outlook on life, motherhood, manifestation and more.MORE FROM OFFLINE AND ALISON RICEBecome a student of Self StudyIf you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, consider becoming a student of Self Study — a series of considered online co...


Paula Joye on the experiences that have shaped her and how she's raising her girls in a world lived online.
In episode four of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with Australian magazine icon, journalist, TV host and digital influencer, Paula Joye. A conversation full of unique and insightful wisdoms, Paula shares the experiences that have shaped her as a woman and how she's raising two girls in a world lived increasingly online.MORE FROM OFFLINE AND ALISON RICEBecome a student of Self StudyIf you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, consider becoming a student of Self Study — a...

Carmen Hamilton on Instagram's "pretty competition" and why comparison is the thief of joy.
In episode three of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with influencer and Chronicles of Her founder, Carmen Hamilton. One of Australia's most innovative fashion and beauty creatives, Carmen gets real about Instagram's "pretty competition" and why comparison truly is the thief of joy.MORE FROM OFFLINE AND ALISON RICEBecome a student of Self StudyIf you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, consider becoming a student of Self Study — a series of considered online courses.Boo...

Elle Ferguson on the realities of being an influencer, launching The Elle Effect and the emotional landscape of Instagram.
In episode two of Offline, host Alison Rice sits down with global digital influencer and entrepreneur, Elle Ferguson. One of Australia's most successful fashion and beauty identities, Elle opens up about the realities of being an influencer, the emotional landscape of Instagram and her journey to founding The Elle Effect.MORE FROM OFFLINE AND ALISON RICEBecome a student of Self StudyIf you’re interested in learning about True Self, conscious success and more, consider becoming a student of Self Study — a se...


Healer Jeannie Bourke on how to develop self and an identity outside of our profession.
In episode one of Offline, host Alison Rice sets up her podcast by interviewing her healer and Sydney organic beauty lab owner, Jeannie Bourke. Together Alison and Jeannie explore definitions of true self, and the concerns they each have for women living increasingly over-committed and always-connected lives. Are we truly living for ourselves, or to produce a highlight reel for social media?In episodes to follow, Alison interviews the people behind the Instagram accounts to understand their own definitions ...