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26 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
Celebrate your successes
What makes a good mentor? And what should you do to be a good mentee? In our final episode of Level Up, we'll answer these questions and talk about how to get started with your own mentorship relationship. We're joined by Lucy Lloyd, Co-founder of Mentorloop, which is an online matchmaking site for mentoring relationships. She shares the lessons she's learned from observing hundreds of mentorship relationships in action. In an interesting twist, however, we learn that Lucy's own relationship with her mentor isn't the formal relationship you might expect from someone who runs a business focused on mentoring. Sure, Lucy and her mentor Aaron Wallis guide each other through some tricky business challenges, but they also like to enjoy a few cheeky wines along the way.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
Katy Stevens had already built a career working in Customer Success (with experience in huge corporations like Microsoft) when she met her future mentor, Didier Elzinga. Little did she know, Didier was about to make her question everything … She took a role working at Culture Amp; a homegrown, Melbourne-based, high-growth technology start-up. But Katy ended up getting more than she bargained for. Some might find Didier's mentoring methods a little challenging. But Katy credits her success to those moments, and she's thankful for being pushed to new heights. She credits her relationship with Didier as a driving factor in her success today.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
Today's episode captures one of the more unique styles of mentoring relationships — 'co-mentoring'. Mark and Marty are, independently, two very successful entrepreneurs. And they've joined forces to leverage the power of co-mentoring one another. But … their relationship began under some pretty unique circumstances as well. It all started when Mark turned up to a job interview at Marty's company wearing a neck brace. As it turns out, he'd broken his neck.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
Confronting the unique issues women face as founders
With success comes unexpected challenges. And Renee found this out the hard way … Renee Moore is the Founder and CEO of Cinch Skin, a multi-award-winning skincare brand that exploded onto the shelves of Priceline — one of Australia's largest beauty retailers. But when Cinch Skin grew 400% in a short space of time, Renee realised she needed some help. So she turned to SBE Australia, an organisation which supports and accelerates women-led business through programmes and mentorship. This is where she met her mentor, Jodie Imam. After bonding over sleepless nights and the unique challenges women face in business, Renee and Jodie soon decided to make their business relationship official.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
Conquering the chaos
Kinfolk is a social enterprise cafe that provides training and work experience for people in marginalised communities. It was started by Jarrod Briffa, who's lack of hospitality experience often led to struggles. Enter Paul McConville, a loyal customer at Kinfolk, and a hospitality industry veteran. It wasn't uncommon for challenges to be afoot at Kinfolk. But one day, after the power tripped out yet again, Paul decided that Kinfolk needed a bit of help. Paul began to help out, and eventually became Jarrod's mentor. But what he didn't expect was the impact this experience would have on him. In this episode, you'll hear how Paul and Jarrod have been inspiring one another, both professionally and personally, for over ten years.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
Navigating a male-dominated industry
Liz Bonny, and her mentor Jacqui Loustau, are two powerful women working in cybersecurity. They first crossed paths at an industry event where Liz made quite an impression on Jacqui before they even spoke for the first time. Fast forward to today, where Liz and Jacqui have set up the AWSN (the Australian Women in Security Network) which supports, inspires and mentors women working in security. In this episode, you'll hear some of the challenges they've faced over their careers, the lessons they've learnt along the way, as well as a heartbreaking story (with a happy ending) that really drives home the value of having a mentor.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
Facing conflict head-on
Australian radio legend, Jules Lund, had a great business idea and the determination, confidence and contacts to pull it off. However, he quickly realised that although he had the enthusiasm, he didn't quite have the business acumen to make TRIBE successful … Enter Anthony Svirskis, an experienced entrepreneur who Jules hired to be TRIBE's CEO (and Jules' new boss). But from the get-go, their relationship was pretty unconventional. In today's episode of Level Up, Jules and Ant teach us what they've learnt about open communication, how to learn from each other's strengths, and the value of confronting conflict head-on.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
It's hard work (but we have fun along the way)
This story begins with Kirsteene Phelan throwing it all on the line. After she witnesses Rome2rio's CEO, Rod Cuthbert, meeting with a PR firm in their shared office space, she saunters over and tells him to ditch the PR firm and hire her instead! This moment marks the beginning of Kirsteene's career in the travel industry. Kirsteene and Rod begin working together at Rome2rio, and as the years go by they develop a wonderful friendship. They travel to industry conferences together, and Rod helps elevate Kirsteene's career in the travel industry by inviting her on conference panels and by opening new doors for her. And yes, the travel industry is a lot of hard work. But the duo do get up to some shenanigans along the way. And one particular prank they play at an industry conference leads to an interesting outcome …See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
Growing through discomfort
Disrupting a billion-dollar industry can prove to be a … traumatic experience. At least, that’s what DJ Dikic discovered when building Palette and Tint — two really exciting start-ups — with the mission to change the century-old industry of paint. Helping DJ on his path is Adam Lewis, an established businessman with a mentoring style that is pretty unconventional. And as you'll hear, DJ's reaction to being confronted is quite striking! On this episode, you’ll learn about growing through discomfort as we follow DJ’s journey through adversity and personal growth.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27 minutes | Sep 21, 2020
The quest to level up
In this episode, we follow one company on a journey of growth. Nathan Chan is the CEO of Foundr Magazine, an online media and education business which is fast becoming the go-to online source for entrepreneurs and start-ups. Over the years, Nathan had interviewed people like Richard Branson, Tony Robbins and Gary Vee. And Foundr had been producing great content and top-level training resources. But in 2016, Nathan found himself struggling with an issue that all successful start-ups find themselves struggling with at some point in time: scaling. And that's where Steve McLeod comes in.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4 minutes | Aug 17, 2020
Level Up launching on 22nd Sep 2020
You've definitely heard the stories about visionary entrepreneurs and how they built their companies to incredible heights. But behind these icons of business, there's a story which often goes untold ... the story of the mentorship that helped them get there. Level Up is a show about the personal growth of some great Australian entrepreneurs and start-ups, and the mentors who've helped them along the way.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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