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31 minutes | Oct 25, 2017
Why giving value is a sure way to success with Prosper Taruvinga
Zimbabwe-born Prosper Taruvinga lives in Melbourne. He describes himself as a “die-hard” on personal development, lifestyle design and entrepreneurship. Prosper is constantly striving to become the best man that he can be and to help others along the way. He sees his mission as inspiring others to achieve a happier existence through his business coaching of entrepreneurs and people desiring a better lifestyle. 01.00 – His background 02.15 – Why your life story is a gem, and how to make a buck out of it 04.00 – How to make your first move into entrepreneurship. The joy of giving value to others 06.00 – How to overcome the “mindset” barrier to realise your potential 08.00 – Prosper shares his worst entrepreneurial moment 11.05 – His “a-ha” moment when he found his “calling” 13.45 – Lessons from his life story: it’s only you who can take yourself out of your misery 16.00 – What gets Prosper excited 17.30 – What occupies him now. He discusses how he helps people give value that is profitable 19.00 – Why he got into the business of helping other to give value 21.00 – Why he didn’t get into his current vocation earlier 23.00 – Why lame excuses shouldn’t keep you from realising your ambition 24.00 – Personal habit that has helped him in his professional career 25.00 – The best advice he has received 26.00 – His most admired Internet resource 28.00 – He recommends a book or business course 29.00 – How to connect with Prosper Taruvinga
23 minutes | Oct 8, 2017
Banish fear, and you're on your way to success with Katinda Ndola
Katinda Ndola is variously known around Australia as “empowerment queen” or “motivation guru”. Originally from Kenya, she’s an author, a sought-after public speaker, a business coach and an entrepreneur. Her latest book “The Big Comeback” will be out in bookshops early in 2018. Briefly it guides the reader on how to banish fear so they can take absolute control over their lives, be it in business or personal development. 01.00 - Introduction 03.00 - First value bomb: How to succeed or fail in business 04.30 - Her breakthrough moment and why she walked on burning charcoal 06.15 - Why change of mindset is needed to succeed, and why asking for help is no sign of failure 07.00 - What fires up or motivates Katinda 08.00 - Talks about her motivational and self-development programs 09.00 - How she turned “negative” into “positive, getting her into the fashion modelling industry 11.00 - How Katinda helps young people, and how “safe sex is sexy” 12.00 - How to enrol in any of her self development programs 13.30 - Reveals how she found her niche in self-development while chatting at a hair salon she owned 15.00 - How you can find your niche, find a mentor or coach 17.00 - Personal trait or habit that has made Katinda successful 18.00 - Best personal advice she has received: I’m enough 19.20 - She shares her most admired Internet resource 20.00 - Recommends a course in personal development 21:00 - Final piece of advice - How to contact Katinda: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0452 346 696
27 minutes | Sep 13, 2017
How confidence can give you success in business with Ngozi Penson
Ngozi Penson is a member of the International Coach Federation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to professional coaching. She grew up in Nigeria and currently based in Auckland, New Zealand. She is especially skilled at working with women who want to gain confidence in new areas like personal development or starting and growing a business. 01.00 – Her professional background and early life 04.15 – Ngozi discusses her work as a business coach 07.15 – Drops value bomb for businesses that are stuck, not growing 08.40 – Lists some challenges encountered setting up a business in a country you have recently settled in 10.20 – Her worst entrepreneurial moment 12.05 – Her “a-ha” or breakthrough moment 13.30 – She throws a challenge to people wishing to go into business but haven’t had the confidence to proceed 15.00 – Why you need to take action on your goal. Discusses her mantra: You can, only if you choose to 16.25 – What inspires her, and how she’s living her name Ngozi which translates into “Blessing”. 18.00 – Why she didn’t jump into entrepreneurship earlier 19.00 – Why procrastination is a business killer 21.00 – A personal trait that has helped her succeed in her career 22.00 – The best piece of advice she has received 23.00 – She reveals an Internet resource she most admires 25.00 – How to get in touch with Ngozi
15 minutes | Aug 29, 2017
Africa Down Under Conference organiser discusses Africa Week in Australia
The first week of September 2017 is Africa Week, and many high-profile events celebrating Africa - mainly in the business & economic sector - will be taking place in Perth, Western Australia. The headline event - and indeed the major event of the week - is the three day Africa Down Under conference which runs from 6-8 September. Dominic Piper of Paydirt Media is the event organiser. Martin Kwakwa discusses with him what Africa Down Under Conference and the general Africa Week are all about.
25 minutes | Aug 15, 2017
How persistence is the key to business success with Mantist Oryem
Mantist Oryem is a Brisbane-based singer, music producer, spoke word artist and an entrepreneur. He is also a business coach and CEO of online business coaching program Get Paid Living Your Passion. He was born in South Sudan and arrived in Australia as a refugee. 01.00 – His background, tracing his physical journey to Australia. 3.30 – How he turned his life around from refugee to entrepreneur. 05.00 – How to live life on your terms. 06.00 – His most challenging moment. 07.30 – Mantist’s “a-ha” or breakthrough moment. 08.30 – Lesson: A relatively new migrant or refugee can leave “victim mentality” behind and embrace success. 10.00 – He explains his work as a business coach and what it involves. 12.00 – What excites him or fires him up. 13.00 – His first few years in Australia and how he overcame the hurdles. 15.30 – Lesson: Raise your standard is all aspects of your life. 17.00 – His great personal habit. 18.00 – Best advice he has received. 19.00 – Most admired Internet resource. 20.40 – Books he recommends. 21.40 – How to contact Mantist. 22.30 – Mantist gives a spoken word performance.
26 minutes | Aug 7, 2017
Episode 11: Why "now" is the best moment to go into business with Davis Mutabwa
Davis Mutabwa lives in Melbourne, Australia, and he believes his life’s mission is to help people find their dream and chase it! If you have a passion and thinking of making a move from the corporate world to owning your business, then hear Davis speak in this episode. He helps professional people transition from working for an entrepreneur to being the entrepreneur. 01.00 – His professional background 02.30 – Why entrepreneurship is the surest way to wealth 04.30 – How to unearth and awaken the entrepreneurial spirit in you 06.00 – That “now” is the best time to get into business, and the “baby steps” you need to take to get you started 08.40 – His worst entrepreneurial moment 11.00 – Davis reveals his “a-ha” moment 15.00 – Lesson 1: Be passionate about your vocation; focus on one course until success is achieved 16.30 – What fires him up or gets him excited 18.00 – Why he chose the pathway of entrepreneurship and mentoring others in it 19.30 – Lesson 2: Never too late to get into business 21.00 – His great personal habit: A lifetime of learning 21.30 – Best piece of advice he’s given to client: be consistent and persevere till success is realised 23.00 – Most admired Internet resource 24.30 - A book he recommends is Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad 25.00 – How to contact Davis
36 minutes | Jul 30, 2017
Episode 10: Let your big dreams keep you awake to realise your goals with Dr Lanziz Homar
Dr Lanziz Homar was born, raised and had his first professional medical degree in Madagascar, a country that is ranked the 10th poorest in the world. He is now a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist, and he owns a private medical practice in Toowoomba, Queensland. Dr Homar is also a very active member of the medical charity organisation Australian Doctors for Africa. 02.00 – His personal and professional background. 04.30 – Explains what his work in obstetrics, gynaecology and infertility in females entails. 08.00 – Discusses his private specialist medical practice. 10.00 – Recommends areas for profitable investment in Africa’s health sector. 14.00 – Worst moments of his private and professional lives and how he overcame the hurdles. 18.00 – Reveals some of his many “a-ha” or triumphant moments. 21.00 – Lesson: Don’t be afraid to dream big, and strive to realise your big dream. 23.30 – What fires Dr Homar up: Sport and new challenges. 25.00 – Shares some of the secrets of his success. 27.00 – Australian Doctors for Africa and how you can help. 30.00 – Discusses pros and cons of private v public medical practise. 32.00 – Best piece of advice he has received: Today is the best day. 33.00 – Most admired Internet resource. 34.00 – Latest news on Australian Doctors for Africa and their upcoming event. www.eventbrite.com.au and type “Madagascar” in search area. 35.00 – How to get in touch with Dr Lanziz Homar.
9 minutes | Jul 23, 2017
Senate committee chair explains inquiry into Australia's trade relationship with African nations
Senator Alex Gallacher chairs the Foreign Affairs, Defence & Trade Committee that is looking into Australia's trade and investment relationships with countries of Africa. Terms of Reference Australia’s trade and investment relationships with the countries of Africa, with particular reference to: existing trade and investment relationships; emerging and possible future trends; barriers and impediments to trade and investment; opportunities to expand trade and investment; the role of government in identifying opportunities and assisting Australian companies to access existing and new markets; the role of Australian based companies in sustainable development outcomes, and lessons that can be applied to other developing nations; the role of Australian based companies in promoting the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals; and any related matters. Committee Secretariat contact: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee Department of the Senate PO Box 6100 Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 Phone: +61 2 6277 3535 Fax: +61 2 6277 5818 email@example.com
28 minutes | Jul 19, 2017
Why social enterprises, not charity, will help Africa with Fadzai Matambanadzo
Fadzai Matambanadzo is the founder of the Western Australia-based organisation African Dream. The organisation makes a difference at grassroots level by intervening at an individual’s most critical point, their adolescence. This is done through The African Dream Scholarship Fund which awards scholarships to students in Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Kenya at all levels – primary school, secondary school, and tertiary education. – Early life and professional background 05.00 - Reveals her passion for solving social problems through economic empowerment 06.30 – Worst moment was being fired shortly after becoming a mother 08.00 – Her general outlook on life: every bad experience is an opportunity for growth 10.30 – Her “a-ha” moment with her organisation African Dream 13.00 – Lesson drawn: place value on yourself, and don’t let others determine your value 14.00 – What fires Fadzai up to do what she does: why there’s so much economic activity in Africa but so much poverty 15.00 – She discusses her organisation, Africa Dream, and what aims to achieve 18.00 – Why charity model is not designed to have maximum impact in addressing poverty related issues 22.00 – Why timeliness can have a great impact on your social or economic enterprise 23.00 – Her great personal habits: watch the company you keep, and build good relationships 24.40 – Best advice she has received: don’t wait for someone to promote you (even your boss); promote yourself 26.00 – Most admired Internet resource: LinkedIn 27.30 – How to contact Fadzai
26 minutes | Jul 9, 2017
How to build value in your business with Catherine Pazvakavambwa
Catherine Pazvakavambwa was born in Zimbabwe at a time of what she calls “great political and cultural change”. Cat, as she’s called by almost everyone close to her, learnt early on that the first-born in an African family held heavy responsibilities. And she has never shirked that responsibility. At the age of just 10, she was in boarding school, and she has since been a very independent woman who sets a goal and strives to achieve it. At just 17, Cat packed up her room at the boarding school in Harare in Zimbabwe and headed to Perth to study at the University of Western Australia. – Early life and background 04.00 – Her formative years in Zimbabwe and why she moved to Australia 07.00 – How she secured her first job while in final year at university 08.50 – Entrepreneurship beckons 10.05 – Catherine drops first value bomb: how to build value in your business 12.00 – Her worst moment as a solo entrepreneur 13.00 – How she hit a breakthrough; the “a-ha” moment 15.00 – More business value bombs dropped 16.00 – What gets Catherine fired up; what her business Kalahari Business Advisors does 19 .00 – Why fear should not deter you from reaching your goal. “Fear” defined. 21.30 – Great personal habits that have helped her business 22.15 – Best pieces of advice received 23.15 – Admired tech products and Internet resources, short courses & books 25.15 – How to contact Catherine
26 minutes | Jul 4, 2017
How self-belief can propel you forward even in virgin territory with Dr Uche Menakaya
Dr Uche Menakaya is based in Canberra, Australia's national capital. He's a trained specialist in women's health. He owns and operates Junic Imaging Services and Menakaya Medical Services. He takes pride in his companies providing a pioneering one-stop model of care for cost effective delivery of women’s health services in the Australian Capital Territory. O1.00 - Professional background 04.00 - Professional training and experience as a women’s health specialist 05.00 – Marrying health care work and ‘entrepreneurship’ in private practice 06.00 – Specialist services Dr Menakaya provides 07.30 – His ‘single visit model of care’ in women’s health explained 09.30 – Challenges that regularly confront Dr Menakaya 11.15 – Worst professional moment/issues 13.00 – His a-ha moment and what gives him professional satisfaction 14.00 – Lesson learnt: believe in yourself and what you can offer humanity 16.00 – What excites or fires him up 17.30 – Why he decided to work for himself and not in the public health system full time. 20.00 – Personal habits that have contributed to his success 21.30 – Admired Internet resources, soft ware and books 23.00 – How to contact Dr Menakaya
22 minutes | Jun 25, 2017
How tenacity and focus can bring you success in business with Frank Aneke
Frank Aneke is Principal of OctoberFirst Consulting company, based in Sydney. He is also Director of the Australia Africa Conference series. The group’s major offering is the two-day Australia Africa Technology & Infrastructure Conference which is held annually in Australia. This year’s gathering will be in Perth in September. 02.00 – Early years in entrepreneurship in Nigeria and Australia. 04.00 – Tools of his trade named as tenacity, consistency and focus. 06.00 – Frank shares his worst entrepreneurial moment. 07.30 – His best moment was when government ministers from several African nations turned up for the first international conference he hosted in Sydney. 09.40 – What excites him is when it’s time for his infrastructure-focus conference and its increasing popularity in Africa and Australia. 11.00 – He discusses his businesses. 13.20 - What keeps him occupied. How to add value to a client’s business. 15.00 – Why he chose the path of entrepreneurship straight after leaving school. 19.00 – Admired Internet resources and books. 20.00 – How to get in touch with Frank.
27 minutes | Jun 18, 2017
Upgrade to Africa Business Class with Winfred Oppong-Amoako
Best selling author Winfred Oppong-Amoako’s book “Upgrade to Africa Business Class: Why You Should Expand Your Business into Africa” says it all. He shares some of the issues he touched on in the book, and adds that it has never been more ideal than now to invest in an African business. 02.00 - Early childhood and schooling in Ghana, further education in Britain 04.00 – The spruiker-in-chief of African business – why Africa is hot now, business-wise 06.00 – Why the increasing population in Africa will catapult the continent to a huge period of development by 2050. 08.00 – How African governments are putting their houses in order to prepare for the economic take-off of the nations. 10.00 – China’s role in Africa’s development. 13.00 – Why businesses should get into Africa now and the things they need to consider first. 15.00 – Does African nations have the necessary human resources to handle a booming continent-wide economy? 19.00 – Some obstacles overseas business must confront to realise huge benefits. 20-00 – Sectors and industries with the brightest hope. Hottest countries to invest in. 25.00 – On his book: Upgrade to Africa business class.
30 minutes | Jun 9, 2017
How great branding can boost your business with Fatima Alimohamed
Fatima Alimohamed is variously called the Queen of Africa or the African Brand Warrior. They are tags she’s proud of, and she shares why her company’s reach extends to all parts of Africa - from her native Kenya to Ghana where she’s based, and from Cape to Cairo. 02.00 – The woman who knows when to put on her boots and when to don her high-heeled shoes. 03.55 – Compares the gazelle and the lion to explain the business landscape in Africa. 06.00 – Explains her brand building business. 09.00 – The new African narrative even under Chinese “business colonialism”. 10.40 – Hurdles high-profile female entrepreneurs have to overcome. 13.00 - What makes her smile is the frequent “thank yous” she receives after she’s helped boost a company’s turnover. 14.40 – Advice: create your vision board; dream, and let your dream keep you awake until it’s realised. 18.20 – Challenges fire her up because she believes there’s always a better way. 19.40 – What held her up from becoming an entrepreneur earlier – she was scared to take a step into the unknown. 23.30 – Great personal habits include an open mind that makes reading a part of her being. 25.50 – Admired Internet resources and books. 28.50 – How to get in touch with Fatima.
26 minutes | Jun 9, 2017
How personal habits help shape you up for success with Nkandu Beltz
Zambia-born Nkandu Beltz wears many hats – an entrepreneur, an author, public speaker and youth ambassador. She has lived and worked on three continents. She believes she was always going to be an entrepreneur, revealing how her personal traits set her up for success in the business world. 02.00 – Early childhood in Zambia and Botswana. 05.00 – Recollections of being surrounded as a child by social entrepreneurs and petty traders, and how she began selling items to her boarding school mates. 06.00 – What budding entrepreneurs need to examine within themselves, and to find the “why” they’ll like to go into business. 08.30 – A lesson learnt following a bad investment decision. 10.10 – How she got her mojo back. Advice: drown the noise around you, ignore the naysayers and detractors and stay focused. 13.15 – What fires her up is the possibility of making a positive impact on society. 16.00 – Don’t let your culture or societal conditioning sit on your ambition. 20.00 – Nkandu’s credits her success to three traits – she likes to give a go, take risks and a propensity to network. 22.00 – Admired Internet resource: Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. Books: Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape. Course: The Breakthrough Experience by Dr John Demartini. 25.00 – How to connect with Nkandu.
17 minutes | Jun 8, 2017
How to build a successful business in Africa with Roger Phillips
Roger Phillips is president of the Australia Africa Chamber of Commerce. He was born and raised in South Africa, but has lived in Australia for many years. Roger shares with Martin Kwakwa his passion of helping build Africa through his businesses. 01.40 – Born and raised in South Africa, migrated to Australia, and visited his place of birth for the first time a few years ago. 02.40 – Contrasts business “maturity” levels in Australia with Africa’s. He sees Africa as a virgin market primed for profitable investment. 03.50 – Offers great advice to entrepreneurs thinking of entering the African market. 04.40 – Shares his worst entrepreneurial moment – in Nigeria. 06.10 – Roger’s best moment in Africa. 07.30 – What gets him excited – his faith, his family and an inner calling to do something positive for his continent of birth. 09.00 – Why he didn’t go into entrepreneurship sooner. 10.20 – Gives advice on the qualities budding entrepreneurs need to succeed. 13.10 – Best computer software and books that have helped make his business life easier. 16.00 – Roger tells the best way to get in touch with him.
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