Come on into our wonderful world of neuro-spicy brains and business fuckery, where we help you figure this shit out in a way that works for you. We’ll help you find better ways, more people-first ways - to be your version of success in your business. And there’s not a blueprint in sight (🤢) !
👋🏼 We are Pippa and Lucy, a badass mother & spawn duo based in the southwest of the UK and together, we founded the Disobedient Business® Co.We're actively dismantling the business status quo and all the ways of doing business that “The Rules” tell us that we should, in the pursuit of our business success and we’re here to help you find YOUR version of success too!
Together, we believe that it’s time for business to be different, disobedient if you will. We believe that patriarchy is shit and capitalism is utter wank. All of the something-phobias or whatsit-isms are not alright. There’s more than enough space and work for us all and business doesn’t have to be hard.
As the team behind Disobedient Business Co, we support you through our Minimind and Mastermind, CEOhhh Clarity Sessions, our Disobedient Business® Bites, and with a whole load of disobediently free resources.
Alice was a new addition to the DB® Co team in 2022 and just so happens to be Pippa's other spawn! She is a dab-hand with admin stuff and digital marketing wizardry and works behind the scenes on the podcast, socials and our regular admin!
Lucy is the slightly less rebellious Tech & Systems Strategist and Podcast Editor and they help business owners wrangle badly behaving tech into smooth and sexy AF systems! Let’s smash the patriarchy and not our laptops!
Pippa’s the super rebellious OG Disobedient Business® Strategist, Coach & Mentor and she helps business owners do things differently - disobediently! Let’s set fire to the rule book, redefine success and actually make a good living doing it!
We’re a family team here at the Disobedient Business ® Co. Lucy joined Pippa on this road to rebellion in 2020 and as podcast co-host, and then Alice joined us in the background in 2022 as digital assistant.
Between Pippa’s years of experience as a no BS coach and mentor, Lucy’s systems and tech wizardry, and Alice’s digital creative spark, we’ll help you burn the business rule book and grow your business your way.
Hi, I'm Pippa - I'm Head of Disobedience and Lead Coach at the Disobedient Business® Co. I’m a mid-life human who is fat, opinionated, anti-establishment and committed to fucking with the business status quo and both myself and Lucy are living-breathing proof that it’s possible to run your business in a way that honours both your humanity and that of your clients and community.
Mid-life + fat + neurodivergent + not conventionally “attractive” = The business space is not made for me.
I am not meant to be successful.
The business space is not made for Fat humans, Gender-Diverse humans, Queer humans, Black humans, Humans of Colour, Disabled humans, Neurodiverse humans or quite frankly, any humans other than cishet white dudes and folks that happily worship at the altar of the rules and concepts laid down by said dudes. The rules simply don’t work anymore!
*plot spoiler : they never did but now there’s a groundswell of business owners out to break them and fuck some business shit up (and I’m thinking that one of them might be YOU!).
I’ve invested some serious money in myself and my business since 2016 (cos we’re told to do that, right?) and while I’ve worked with some amazing coaches and mentors along the way, I’ve also been given a lot of advice that is steeped in privilege, doesn’t honour me or the way I want/ need to show up in my business, and often asks me to shit all over the humanity and consent of my clients in the pursuit of my own success.
And. I. Just. Won’t. Do. It.
(and I don’t believe you should have to either)
*Plot spoiler#2 : It wasn’t until I stepped away from all the business BS shoulds and gave myself permission to Stop Doing All The Things I’d Been Told I Must Do To Be Successful and honoured my own humanity, that my business started to thrive. Both financially and by so many other of the measures that matter to me too.
While Pippa's got the coaching and business handled, I'm the one who'll turn your raving 🐿 🐿 🐿 into a lovely row of 🦆🦆🦆! Hi, I’m Lucy and my [brain] is spicier than a scotch bonnet and when I’m not diving deep into the back end (oooh er) of your tech or workflow, I’m learning random lists of things (countries, flags, states, you name it), crocheting - or trying to because cat+yarn=chaos, bingeing some random bollocks on the telly or settled in for a weekend of watching cars drive round in endless circles (aka Formula One).
I believe our tech stacks don’t have to cost the earth and the technology we use in our biz should support us so we can spend more time doing the things we love than scratching our heads and dicking about.
My background is in hospitality and retail management (I did a BA in Tourism, Hospitality and Leisure Management) but in all my roles I've always been the one that would 'sort stuff out'. I'd handle all the organising of files and paperwork/ systems/ spreadsheets/ Health & Safety stuff and always tried to 'protect' my teams from the Senior Management shitness. I tried to bring humanity to being a manager rather than just doing as I was told and “passing that shit downhill”. I joined Pippa on this disobedient journey because working for "the man" was proper shit and now I can spend my days hyper-fixating on problem solving and plan my week however I want.
We're witty, sarcastic, funny AF and spend much of our days laughing out loud both with and at each other. Humour is a serious business 😉!
Beware folks that "talk integrity" but it's not backed up by actions! Integrity for us is not just about the word, it's about acting in a way that backs it up!
We know we're not for everyone and we don't claim to be, but it IS really important to us that everyone (like really everyone), is welcome!
We're not messing and we want to be leaders in this space. Too many leaders are still just following the path - we want to help peeps find a better one!
Whether it's making the audacious ask, meeting our needs in a way that brings a "the audacity of them" response or just expecting audacious things!
Disobedience for us is all about breaking the rules. It's about setting fire to the biz "rulebook" and carving a "fucking with the status quo" way.
Now, before you panic and run for the hills thinking we haven’t got a frickin’ clue what we’re doing, it’s not that at all. We just don’t believe in cookie-cutter solutions and methods for complex and interesting humans - it’s reductive bullshit and we want nothing to do with it.
so, we have the db non-method method
(if you’re interested you can find out more about our thinking in this podcast episode) as it’s well worth 24 minutes of your time!)
What this means is that we bring our wealth of experience and coaching and mentoring skills and you bring your wealth of experience, knowledge and skills and we work out the best “method” for your business between us!
Sounds pretty cool, right? It’s what we mean when we talk about being “people first” (you + us, we're the “people” in this scenario 😉).
This is where you might be expecting us to spill the tea, to tell you the “secret method” or the “business blueprint” or even a snazzy “10-step formula” but this is very simple in the Disobedient Business® Co friend…
In the partnership of dreams we’ve joined up with Siobhan, shit-hot copywriter and copy coach and brought out tech and strategy genius and launched the Thivecart and Copy Store. For all your Thrivecart checkout and sales page needs, complete with the template and a copy template too! It’s kinda like two for the price of one!
Our accessible series of monthly classes covering a variety of business stuff and other disobedient business fuckery. These are great if you haven’t got a big budget but want to support your biz without cookie-cutter BS. Topics range from LinkedIn to The Fixed Grid and from Being Yourself to Mapping your Client Journey.
Where strategy + planning + systems + mindset + what you really really want for your business all come together with Pippa so you can get clear on your business conundrums and leave with a plan to get shit done your way. Grab a session or grab a day and get that much needed ohhh kind of clarity in your business 🎉.
Whether you’re an established business who wants help to fuck up the status quo and grow in a more aligned way, or fairly new in this weird online business world looking for an affordable way of getting shit-hot business support to navigate it all - we’ve got what you need! Check out our Minimind and Mastermind.