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Everyday we are inundated with thousands of messages promoting a way of doing business that is entrenched in toxicity. Are you as tired as I am of seeing the endless propping up of hustle culture and burnout as the only path to success? The marketing paradigms that are void of diversity, antiracism, and inclusion? The reliance on using harmful psychological triggers just to make a sale?! They want us to believe this is the only way it can be done; but I am here to tell you: that is 100% b@llsh*t! We don’t need to buy into this deeply harmful and exhausting mythos of doing business. I have made it my goal in life to not only change the way I do business but to help others do the same: through community, sharing, and learning through powerful conversations.

Welcome to the Business as Activism Podcast.

We are going to unpack and uncover how doing business in our current paradigm is causing tremendous harm and perpetuating an unjust system. We are also going to discuss new and better ways to do business –ways that actually can result in bringing about healing and contribute to changing the world.

I’m your host, Elijah Selby, Feminist Business Coach and I passionately believe that by dismantling the systems of oppression that are built into current business practices we can 100% help to make the world a more just place. So many of us are unconscious of the harmful beliefs and practices we are perpetuating. Including me. Through these conversations a whole other world and way of doing things is going to open up for you.

My desire is that these conversations inspire you to do business differently so that together we can build a better workplace and a better world.

Photography and Dismantling Patriarchal Oppression with Éadaoin Curtin

Aaaaaahhhh....getting our photos taken. Do I hear a collective groan? I do know a couple people who don't get stressed at the idea of a photo shoot (or simply having a friend snap a photo on their phone!) but most people I know get anxiety at the thought....

Regroovin™ Your Nervous System with Amy Guererro

[TW: this episode includes discussion of alcohol abuse and attempted suicide. If you know that hearing about these things will trigger you, please don't listen. Always take exquisite care of your beautiful self.] When Amy Guerrero reached sent me the google form for...

How We Remake the World with Laura Hartley

In this inspiring episode I sit down with Laura Hartley and we discuss Remaking the World. You know...just dismantling all the BS and creating a more just and free world. All of us change makers are living in two places--we have one foot in the current world, run my...

Money Money Money! with Natalie Miller

Capitalism is geared against most of us, though here we are working within this system. How do we find a way to be in this system that is not exploitative? How do we find a way to be in the system that does actually help us to find some power-- when power is in this...

Giving Yourself Grace and Honoring Your Values

Hello loves. Welcome to the first podcast of 2024. And therein lies the seed of this episode--why is this the first episode? And what are my feelings about that? (Spoiler alert--wasn't very happy about it.) But the beautiful gift this situation brought me was that I...

A Conversation About the Israel Gaza War with Andréa Ranae

In this last episode of 2023 I have one of the most important conversations I've had--a conversation about the Israel Gaza War. As I reveal in the episode, this is not the conversation I imagined having with the incredible Andréa Ranae. But when she showed up in the...

The Mother Wound with Shelly Sharon

The Mother Wound touches all areas of our life. Join me in my discussion with Shelly Sharon, Hakomi Somatic Psychotherapist and Life Coach about The Mother Wound. In this episode we explore: •The Mother Wound and its impact on self-esteem and relationships. •The...

Disrupting Social Media and Finding Your Authentic Self with Hellen Jane Campbell

At one point in her career, author and coach Helen Jane Campbell was pulled into a room (along with the other women in the firm) and told what kind of underwear they should wear underneath their work clothes. That somebody ever thought that it was okay to dictate...

The Power of Genuine Community (Networking Done Differently) with Sarah Zero

Sarah Zero left corporate America to start her own business doing branding work for entrepreneurs whose work create positive impact on the world--she went solo and discovered how LONELY that was. So many of us can relate. Even if we are not solopreneurs--finding and...

Powerful Visibility through Podcast Guesting with Natalie Koussa

If you wonder how to gain visibility in a very noisy world, you will want to listen to this episode. Natalie Koussa is a trauma-sensitive visibility coach and strategist. She supports leaders, healers and guides to grow their visibility, without losing themselves in...

Disruptive Leadership for Women with Brooke Hofsess

The way we lead makes a difference. Leadership can be Activism, just as Business can be Activism! Brooke Hofsess takes us on her own journey to leadership. In this episode, she shares five leadership paradoxes that invite you into your fullest expression (while also...

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Internet Ads for Small Businesses with Lara Eastburn

"Speak human, win the internet" is Lara Eastburn's tagline--so I'm sure you can tell right away that she's totally awesome. She started learning about internet ads for her hoola hoop business when advertising online was still in the "bunny slope" era! And she found...

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A Quick Announcement from Elijah!

Hello, Loves! I'm just popping in with a quick announcement about the podcast. Have a listen! See you next week with a full length episode! xoxo, Elijah Come say hello on IG: https://www.instagram.com/elijahshannonselby/ Business as Activism:...

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Women’s Bodies in the Patriarchy with Nina Manolson

“A culture fixated on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, but an obsession about female obedience. Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one.”― Naomi Wolf. No wonder women are in...

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The Most Important Episode with Elijah Selby

I've had many conversations with people recently where it became clear that I take a lot of my knowledge for granted--and that I assume everyone else knows what I know. NOPE! Not true. So I created this episode to share some foundational beliefs I have when it comes...

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The Conspiracy of Consumer Culture with Chelsea Quint

"We must shift America from a needs, to a desires culture. People must be trained to desire, to want new things even before the old had been entirely consumed. We must shape a new mentality in America. Man's desires must overshadow his needs." - Paul Mazor, Lehman...

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Why There is So Much Anti LGBTQ+ Legislation

Why has there been over 525 anti LGBTQ+ laws introduced in this country in 2023? This is absolutely by design. It has become what is called a "wedge issue" by the Republican party and it has been successful in bringing back the "traditional family" narrative stronger...

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