Guest Host Sarah Gray Interviews Shohreh for the Podcast’s First Anniversary | #57

The Conjuring Up Courage logo, a photo Sarah hugging Shohreh, and the words, "Guest Host Sarah Gray Interviews Shohreh for the Podcast's First Anniversary Episode #57"

Click here to access a written transcript of this episode.

This week is the podcast's one-year anniversary! In celebration of this achievement, I invited my long-time friend and client, Sarah Gray, to guest host the pod and interview me for a change. Sarah and I have known each other since our middle school band days and she does interviews all the time for her work as a writer and editor, so it was a joy to have her on the podcast in a hosting capacity.

Before I get into the content of this episode, I want to thank you, the listener, for your love and support over the past year. Putting out an episode a week has essentially been an unpaid part-time job, and it hasn't been easy. Your positive feedback and encouragement have helped me keep going, even when I wanted to quit. With your help, I know that the podcast will continue to thrive for many years to come.

We discussed:

  • The steps I've taken to run an ethical, feminist, and social justice-oriented business.
  • What it's like to work with me as a coach, and what I'm looking for in an ideal client.
  • Why honesty and communication are such important pieces of the coach/client relationship.
  • Some of the struggles I've had to overcome in running my business, including drastically changing my career.
  • The righteous rage that motivates me to keep going in my work, even when it's tough.
  • How I like to spend my time when I'm not working.
  • What I'm envisioning for the future of my business and work, including my brand new Patreon.
  • Why I think it's important to not get too caught up in your initial judgments and assumptions about people.
  • The Leslie Knope within me.

Mentioned in This Episode

Featured in This Episode

Side-by-side photos of Sarah and Shohreh

 Sarah Gray (she/her) is a writer and editor currently working for a nonprofit Texas educators’ association. She is passionate about public education, the NBA, Minnesota and Scotland, and rewatching The Office and Parks and Recreation an unhealthy amount of times. Sarah doesn’t understand why she isn’t an orca or a tree, but that’s a topic for another day. You can find Sarah on Instagram and Twitter.

Shohreh Davoodi (she/her)is a self-trust coach, a bit of a mind witch, and a rainbow glitter bomb of a human. Through her content and coaching, she helps people develop their consciousness, care, and courage practices so they can be more of who they are (and less haunted by who they think they're supposed to be). When she's not working, Shohreh enjoys exploring the great outdoors, playing with her two pups, crafting, trapezing, gardening, and baking. You can find Shohreh on her websiteInstagramTikTokPinterest, and Facebook.

Take a Deeper Dive into the Show

How To Support the Podcast

Each episode of the podcast is carefully crafted with you, the listener, in mind. If you appreciate the podcast and what you're learning from it, there are multiple ways to support it so I can continue to put out episodes for months and years to come.

1. Subscribe, rate & review, and share.
Want to help the show keep growing? First, subscribing to the podcast in your podcast provider of choice is the best way to make sure you never miss an episode. Second, ratings and reviews in Apple Podcasts make it easier for people to discover the show. To leave one, click here from any Apple device, scroll down to "Ratings and Reviews", and click where it says "Write A Review" to submit one. Lastly, don't hesitate to share your favorite episodes with friends or give the podcast a shout-out on social media (I love seeing your tags!).

2. Leave a tip.
While the podcast is still growing and without consistent advertisers, the hours of labor I put into producing the show are unpaid, and I pay for editing, transcriptions, and hosting out of pocket. Consider leaving a tip through Paypal, Venmo, or the Cash app to show your appreciation for all the work that goes into putting out a weekly episode for you to enjoy:

Venmo: @shohrehdavoodi
Cash App:$ShohrehDavoodi

Share the love!  




I’m a self-trust coach, writer, and podcast host with a mission to help people figure out who they are and what they value so they can come home to themselves.


The Queer Agenda

Illuminate your inbox with self-trust essays full of tools, strategies, and encouragement to help you come home to yourself

Sign up here