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Ep 06: Raising the Bar Without Alcohol with Laura Bartlett
Episode 622nd February 2024 • The Big Drink Rethink • Anna Donaghey
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Anna talks with the inspirational Laura Bartlett, who embraced sobriety just over a year ago. Laura, the founder of House of Coco magazine, shares her remarkable journey of entrepreneurship rooted in resilience, after television. Her decision to give up alcohol 16 months ago has led to an incredible transformation in her personal and professional life, emphasising the power of choice to live authentically and without labels

Listen to this episode as we reflect on the power of belief, the lessons learned through failure, and the impact of personal authenticity on rewriting our own stories.

Here are the highlights:

04:48 Parents instilled the importance of happiness after family tragedy.

07:25 Parents' influence, self-discovery, and living fearlessly.

12:04 Committing to self brings positive transformation and gains.

15:10 Realising how alcohol impacting life

17:41 Making an absolute decision is empowering.

22:23 Seeking purpose leads to self-improvement and inspiration.

29:52 From champagne to sobriety - a transformation story.

33:40 Embracing failure as a chance to learn.

36:58 Self-compassion and kindness are crucial to alcohol journey.

39:10 Realised fear of failure disguised as motivation.

44:43 Establishing a disciplined morning routine for productivity.

About the host Anna:

Anna is a certified Alcohol Mindset Coach, trained by Annie Grace of This Naked Mind. Drawing on her own journey out of alcohol addiction, she now helps others explore and control their drinking. With a career spanning 25 years as a Strategist in the Advertising industry, she combines her own lived experiences, with great insight into what makes us tick and what influences us to behave the way we do.

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About Laura Bartlett:

Laura Bartlett is the founder and editor-in-chief of House of Coco. She fell in love with the media industry while working in radio before being headhunted to write for a local business and restaurant magazine in Leeds. In 2013, aged just 23, she launched Urban Coco, a magazine for independent fashion brands outside of London. Despite an unsuccessful appearance on Dragon’s Den, Bartlett took the magazine into 16 countries before the company went into liquidation. Undeterred, in 2014 Bartlett founded House of Coco, a luxury travel magazine for millennials. Staffed by 28 freelancers around the world – known as Team Coco. 

Laura's journey is more than a narrative of triumph over adversity; it is a testament to the power of resilience, determination, and unwavering self-belief.. 




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