Sallee Poinsette-Nash is a 6’2 Londoner and entrepreneur and no, she does not play basketball.
Sallee made 2016 her Tall Year after a pivotal moment, when her high-profile client gave her just 2 hours to grieve for her gorgeous pooch before having to present.
That was the final straw. Sallee no longer wanted to pursue her career in the fast-paced world of brand advising and business troubleshooting to high-profile clients.
So in 2016, Sallee decided to say yes to all things tall, which led to her creating Tall Guides: an online magazine, backed by a global community of like-heighted women.
Tall Guides has been growing from strength to strength over the last year and Sallee was recently voted one of the most important start-up influencers in London.
Since hearing Sallee talk at Escape The City, she has been a role model for me since the early beginnings of Lilly Wild.
So when I decided to create a podcast series, I knew I wanted to get Sallee on the show.
We met in Fleet Street to record the interview, only to discover that we actually live a tube stop away from each other in West London!
In the background you can hear the energy of central London, which only adds to the exciting and enlightening conversation we had together.
So without further ado, let me introduce to you Sallee Poinsette-Nash and our conversation. I only hope you enjoy the episode, as much as I enjoyed creating it :)
QUESTION OF THE DAY: What's your favourite quote or lesson from this episode? Let me know in the comments below :)
"No “I’M GOING TO DO SOMETHING WITH TALL WOMEN” IS THE CRAZIEST STATEMENT I’VE EVER MADE!”"
"Sallee's journey to loving her difference"
I first met Sallee at Escape The City, after she gave an inspiring and motivating talk on the beginnings of Tall Guides and her journey thus far.
Sallee was bursting with vibrant energy, dazzling with authenticity and incredible levels of kindness - she is someone who is aligned with her true self, having learnt to love her difference.
In this episode Sallee is courageous and authentic, sharing her highs and lows of her Tall journey thus far.
“I really enjoyed listening to Sallee's journey - how she got to where she is today having created Tall Guides magazine as part of her 'tall year' journey.
Sharing her vulnerability, her challenges, and what she is passionate about - 'people and connections', and how to build a community through authenticity and trust.
Sallee makes it seem easy to share, but sharing and revealing is brave, and it is this sharing of herself that has enabled Sallee to achieve the great things she has achieved and will go on to achieve.
Thank you for your inspiration!”
— Rachel Broome, Listener
"In This Episode You'll Learn"
"- How Sallee came to create Tall Guides and her journey so far - Why it’s important to love your difference - How to re-discover your true self - Sallee's 4 favourite ways to heal from depression - Value of listening and acting on your intuition"
"3 Actions to loving your difference"
1. Do one random act of kindness for someone else, whether that's buying the person behind you a coffee or taking the time to send someone a gratitude email/note. It's the small things that count.
2. Try something new this week. It doesn't have to be a big thing, take a baby step towards your goal and just feel your way through it.
3. Say yes to following one of your curiosities and see where it takes you, just like how Sallee said yes to all things tall! Let me know how you get on in the comments below!
Want to hear another episode on re-discovering your most authentic self? -- Listen to the episode with Natalia Komis, where Natalia shares how you can discover what's important to you and the actions you need to take to align with your true self ! (listen below or download here):
"Selected Links From The Episode"
Find Sallee here
Who Sallee Poinsette-Nashis in the World Today
[0:44] I introduce Sallee Poinsette-Nash to you, my lovely listener
[2:30] We play the word game
[3:10] Who Sallee is today
Discovering your true, most authentic self
[4:00] How Sallee is a rebel
[4:54] How Sallee decided to be herself
[6:00] Sallee’s tips on how to re-discover who you are
[6:55] We chat about mental health and depression
[10:34] How Sallee healed
[11:30] Sallee’s favourite wilderness location
[12:30] The 3 things that significantly helped Sallee to heal
Sallee's Tall Year
[14:20] Sallee’s Tall Year: 2016 saying yes to all things tall
[18:45] The most surprising thing Sallee said yes to: The Tall Person Convention
[23:46] Lessons learnt from creating the Tall Girl Edition Book
[25:09] About Tall Guides
[26:21] What does it mean to be tall?
[28:47] Favourite experience on Sallee’s Tall Journey
[29:50] How height brought women together and authenticity & trust created a strong community
[33:49] Wild Fire Questions
What people never ask Sallee that she wished they did
Most recent positive purchase
How to decide which is the best notebook
What Sallee would place on a billboard
[37:05] Future Projects
[38:22] Where to connect with Sallee