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A life happy ever after

A life happy ever after

NB: During the welcome to this episode of The Different Stories Podcast and during the conversation itself, you will hear it referred to as The Other Stories Podcast.

That was the original name of the podcast until we were requested to change it in November 2023, due to the presence of another podcast of the same name, of a completely different genre.

The podcast is now known as The Different Stories Podcast across all platforms.


Born into a family she never felt a good fit for, and with some disabilities that made life more challenging then for most, Vie Portland is now on a mission to spread her ‘Vieness’ as widely as possible and she does this in several different ways. In this episode she shares some of her back story as well as talking about some of the ways in which she embodies the message she shares.

About Vie Portland: Vie helps people live their happy ever after! She does this through her Community Interest Company, where she teaches self-esteem and confidence to children, young people, and women. And through her books for adults and children, as well as her happiness products. She is passionate about kindness, dancing, inclusion, and Frida Kahlo.


About the host Rachel Maunder

Rachel Maunder is a Story Coach, helping people find and craft their personal stories for greater engagement through speaking. Her secret sauce includes a blend of an ability to spot the key parts of a story and to highlight those in a relatable way. With a lifelong curiosity around what makes people different Rachel is an advocate and ally of acceptance and inclusion. Combine that with her gentle way of drawing people’s stories out of them and you’ll start to see Rachel’s motivation behind creating The Different Stories Podcast. Rachel coaches individuals and runs bespoke workshops for organisations.

You can find her contact details or book a complimentary exploratory call here:

DISCLAIMER: Any views, thoughts and opinions shared and expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please carry out your own due diligence.


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