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Talking Better Business with Craig Oliver
62 minutes | 2 months ago
Cory Mitchell & Lucy McGreggor - How a ton of hard work, learning from mistakes, and a bit of Covid 19 luck has put Sleep Heavy on the road to success
Cory Mitchell and partner Indie are the founders of Sleep Heavy. Cory was looking for the good business opportunity for a long time, and then when at the same time he found a possible solution to his insomnia the stars aligned and Sleep Heavy was created. Fast forward 3 years, and with lots of learning on the way Sleep Heavy has managed to take full advantage of the opportunity that Covid 19 presented, and have grown their business by 270% since lock down. A great story of doing the hard work, and being in the right place at the right time !!
55 minutes | 3 months ago
Mike Westbury – Recruiting the right people for your team.
Mike is the founder of One Eighty Recruitment. They specialise in working with employers & candidates in the construction, engineering and property sectors. Mike talks to us about the challenge of recruiting from both sides of the ledger – The employer and the candidate. We talk a lot about what is required in this post covid landscape, and how important it is to not stop. Mike is a big believer in the fact that soft skills are just as important (if not more) than hard skills, and how important it is to have the right cultural fit within a team. What I enjoyed about talking to Mike was is expert perspective of how a employer can recruit better, and how a candidate can present themselves to a prospective employer better.
37 minutes | 4 months ago
Ganapathy Iyer – How to get the best out of your business projects
Ganapathy is a Project Management Specialist. It is his job to work with Business Owners to help them bring their business transformational projects to fruition. He has worked with small teams, right through to large corporates. What I enjoyed about talking with Ganapathy is how he drew on his extensive experience to gives us some really down to earth advice on how to go about making our projects successful.
41 minutes | 4 months ago
Fiona Roberston - Workplace culture, and how to build a sense of belonging.
Fiona is a Culture Change & Leadership Practitioner. She has recently released her book, Rules of Belonging which explores all aspects of building a great team culture. I love Fiona’s concept of providing the structure and expectations around what is acceptable to belong to your organisation. As humans we have a caveman survival instinct and need to belong to groups. Fiona expertly has taken this need, and built a framework on how this can use to build highly productive and successful workplace teams.
48 minutes | 4 months ago
Leeon Johnston – Challenge the status quo, and do something everyday that scares you.
Leeon Johnston is a guy who set high goals, and high expectations of himself. Life has taken lots of twists and turns which has pushed Leeon to reinvent himself a few times. His current endeavour is the transition from a multiple award winning national industry leader in real estate sales, to franchise ownership. Now it is no longer just about Leeon, he has a team to consider, motivate, inspire and lead. So how is he doing? Have a listen and find out
55 minutes | 5 months ago
Col Fink - How to build an engaged team that will drive your business forward
Col Fink is a leader in the areas of building great workplace culture, team engagement and public speaking . He has an unquivering passion for understanding human beings and diving into what it takes to make them come together for a collective goals. He teaches business owners how to engage individual and groups. In this podcast chat Col shares some of his ideas and practical actions that will help you too to start your teams engagement journey. Col’s mission is about improving workplace dynamics, individual fulfilment, and creating buy-in to your collective purpose: “Together we can create something much bigger than ourselves”.
55 minutes | 5 months ago
Bryan Worn - Helping SME owners achieve financial independence
Bryan started his working life as a Chartered Accountant more than 40 years ago, and has owned and operated a number of businesses across a diverse range of industries and professions, including retail, wholesale, manufacturing, property and hospitality, accounting and financial planning. While most of his businesses have been successful, like most business owners, Bryan has experienced challenges along the way. The lessons he has learnt give him that incredible down-to-earth value his clients appreciate. Bryan now uses his experience as a business mentor, coach, author and speaker whose outcomes-focused approach allows business owners and leaders to transform their lives and take their businesses to the exciting next level. Bryan’s strength lies in his understanding of the issues that business owners face and the way those issues affect all facets of their lives. This strength positions him to inspire business people to achieve all that’s possible.
53 minutes | 5 months ago
Cameron Schwab – What is needed from a leader in a high performance environment.
Cameron was appointed CEO of the famous Richmond Football Club at age 24, the youngest in the history of the game. For most of the next 25 years, he was CEO of Richmond, Melbourne and Fremantle, when those clubs were at their lowest ebb, both on and off the field. He is the second longest serving CEO in the modern game. Having taken on some of the sport’s most difficult and daunting challenges, Cameron established a track record of building teams and organisations, unifying groups while navigating periods of genuine adversity and complexity. Cameron is a CEO, leadership coach and strategist. He works with CEOs and emerging leaders to achieve high levels of trust – personally, culturally, strategically and organisationally – as the basis of high performance.
32 minutes | 6 months ago
Steuart Snooks - Email Mastery
Steuart Snooks is an Email and Workplace Productivity Expert. He works with senior executives, their EAs and support teams who are overloaded with email and crying out for practical, affordable solutions to the relentless demands of email and the workload it delivers. He has over 25 years’ experience in researching and developing best practices for managing incoming email and workload and restoring email to its rightful place as a powerful tool to facilitate improved workplace and personal productivity. In this chat Steuart delivers insightful, entertaining and highly practical solutions that make a real difference to personal and organisational productivity. What Steuart teaches us can change the way you work . . . forever!
51 minutes | 6 months ago
Kirsten Peterson – The psychology of performance
Kirsten Peterson is a registered psychologist,and endorsed sport and exercise psychologist. He has worked with the USA Olympic Team, and at Aus Institute of Sport. She now focuses on helping business leaders navigate the pah of high performance within their businesses, and industries. Kirsten teaches us in this chat some real practical things we can do on a daily basis to help us get the extra 10% of performance within ourselves as leaders, and within our teams.
43 minutes | 6 months ago
Fiona Newton – What is productivity in the workplace, and how do we manage it.
Fiona is a 20 year veteran of all things productivity. Her business Productivity Specialists specialises working with business owners and assessing their own productivity, redefining what it means for their business, and if needed how to increase it. In this fireside chat Fiona shares her thoughts, ideas and practical tips on the above. If you know, or even suspect that your businesses productivity is not where if should be then this is essential listening.
43 minutes | 6 months ago
Craig Oliver & Donna Yeats tell us all about their O2E Business Academy
Our show sponsor is the O2E Business Academy. So today I thought we would have a talk to it creators to see just is the O2E Business Academy Craig Oliver & Donna Yeats created the O2E Business Academy back in 2019 with the direct intent of providing support to SME Business Owners to navigate their business growth and move their business from Ordinary to Extraordinary. We talk about the massive success that the Academy members are experiencing, and what it is that makes the program so unique.
62 minutes | 8 months ago
Chris Feron – Building a business with on a customer service mantra.
Chris & Angela Feron built their Property Management Business with the embedded mantra of outstanding customer service. They built it so well, that they have recently complete a very successful exit through selling the business. Chris & I talk all thing about their 5 year journey, and what it truly means when Chris uses his slogan ‘’Have a Magical Day’’
63 minutes | 9 months ago
Tania Reid – Following your dreams, your passion, and making sacrifices to create the life that makes you truly happy.
Tania ‘’The Terminator’’ Reid was born fighting. Her story is full of twists and turns. From life as a trouble and reckless youth, to the rise of her career as a professional boxer, and everything in between. In this story we explore the parallels of the sacrifices that often need to be made in business and life in order to be happy. As we grow our businesses, we often loose this ‘’happy ‘’ bit. Tania tells us how about the 25 year journey to find to happy place.
44 minutes | 10 months ago
Rebecca McCaffery - Joint owner of 3 business, talks about the mindset and opportunities of working from home.
Seven years ago Rebecca McCaffery left behind climbing the corporate ladder to help her husband in his business. Fast forward to today, she is the joint owner of 3 businesses, all based working from home. I talk to Rebecca of the mindset & discipline required to work from home. We also dive into the opportunities it can provide to build a business that create the flexibility to live life on your own terms.
40 minutes | a year ago
Amanda Wiggins – The passion and inspiration to move from the security of a safe job into business ownership
Dr Amanda Wiggins recently purchased the successful business of Clean Mixes, as featured in our episode with Christine Westbury. To do this, Amanda left the security of a safe and well paid job to launch into being her boss, and control her own destiny. I talk to Amanda about the very scientific way she tackled the due diligence in this purchase, and how she approached the transition.
34 minutes | a year ago
Chris Forman. Understanding the technology and creative mind when building an audio business.
Chris is the founder of SwampShack Studio. He has a real passion for helping budding artists, musician (and podcasters) to bring their ideas and creations to the world. We talk all things about his career and thoughts on the future of audio in business, and why it is such a power medium.
56 minutes | a year ago
Renee Norman & Jenna Smith – Building a business with your best friend that gives permission to women to be the best they can be.
Renee & Jenna are life's go-getters. Having achieved lots in previous careers they cam together a best friends to build a business that focuses on real world actions for the betterment of real world ladies. This entails not only building a successful business, but also bring up a busy family and everything in between. Inspiring chat with two very driven and passionate women, who weren’t happy with the status quo of offerings, so created their own.
43 minutes | a year ago
Ben Ryan - The remarkable shift that can happen in your business and life when you understand your personal value.
Ben is a qualified builder and is the owner of Boarder Homes in NSW. He has transformed himself from being a complete dickhead to a man who now is fully self aware and understands his value to his business, family & community. Ben is now a person who has committed to a road of life long learning. He is fully aware of need to continue to grow, and is also extremely passionate about helping young people also follow this path and empower them to be the best they can be. A great chat with someone who has been punch in the face with life, but go back up and tackled it straight on.
36 minutes | a year ago
Andrea Bozzi - Social Media Marketing – Understanding your clients, and how to create content for them
Andrea is the founder of Likuid Media. He is a Facebook marketing expert who teaches business owner/ operators valuable insights to best practice to target and engage with new and existing customers through the social platform. In this chat we dissect how to create content that you clients want to see, and also what works with the algroithm. Andrea is generous with his knowledge, and gives lots of real practical tips that you can implement immediately in your social media marketing.
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