Episode 5

A Leap into the Unknown with Denise Cowle

Published on: 10th March, 2021

After 25 years as a physiotherapist in the UK National Health Service, Denise Cowle made a bold career move when she decided to quit her stable job without knowing where she was going. She then found her passion and purpose in editing and proofreading. Nine years and many milestones later, Denise talks about:

  • what drove her to leave steady employment and leap into the unknown
  • how to deal with fear by asking “What’s the worst that could happen?”
  • her passion for her new line of work and how she deals with imposter syndrome
  • how professional trade associations and peer groups have proved invaluable
  • customers as collaborators, not simply people who buy your services
  • her ambitious plans for the future expansion of her skills and business
  • advice for people wishing to move into this flexible and appealing career

This is Denise’s successful editing podcast: https://theeditingpodcast.captivate.fm/

And in this blog post Denise talks about the personal and professional skills which are transferable across seemingly very different lines of work: https://denisecowleeditorial.com/career-change-physiotherapist-to-editor/ 

Link to the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading: https://www.ciep.uk/


Music: Pablito's Way by Paolo Pavan

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About the Podcast

A solid grounding on which to practice your audacity.
AudaciousNess showcases individuals who have set themselves bold, audacious goals and have worked to achieve them. Our purpose is to inspire people to act with the courage to create a positive impact in the world.

Through interviewing 'regular people' about their audacious goals, we highlight the fact that role models are everywhere. Each and every one of us can have an impact in some way. Our goal is to enable a courageous community that honours their genius and lives their calling.

The name 'AudaciousNess' has two components: audacious, meaning 'bold', and ness, meaning 'a strip of land projecting into a body of water'. We believe having a solid grounding on which to practice your audacity is crucial, or, in the words of the great philosopher king Marcus Aurelius (Meditations, 4.49):

"Be like the promontory against which the waves continually break, but it stands firm and tames the fury of the water around it."

About your hosts

Maribel Ortega

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I help women find their worth and be confident so that they can use their voice, speak up, take new opportunities and ultimately lead fulfilled lives.

Helen Strong

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I run an eco-friendly, vegan B&B in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. This is just one of the many audacious goals I've pursued in my lifetime.