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The Business Connections Podcast with Melanie Colling
42 minutes | May 20, 2021
Raj Subrameyer Interview - Run Your Own Race
Raj Subrameyer is an international keynote speaker, tech career coach and author of ‘Skyrocket Your Career: The No Bullsh*t Approach to Find Your Dream Job, Be Successful in It, and Transform into a Rockstar’. Born and raised in Chennai, South India, Raj always felt like he was not good enough. His dad was super smart and his brother was a genius, he felt he was always being compared to them both and felt inferior. He was an introvert, suffered from social anxiety, body issues (fat kid) and felt an outcast. An event at Uni was a trigger for a major transformation of overcoming his fears which he writes about in his new book. Raj moved to the US in 2008 just as the recession started. He applied for 1293 jobs and got 4 callbacks, in which 1 converted into a ‘job’ or internship. His motto, ‘Do whatever it takes’. It is a timely conversation to be having as 30 millions jobs are being lost in the US alone right now. Take a listen to the podcast where we discuss: How to shift your mindset from scarcity to abundance Change is possible and you are worthy of change Establishing credibility and trust Building a personal brand And some tips from Raj: To work out what job you want to do - complete the mind dump exercise Create 2 columns - What do you LIKE to do? / What do you HATE to do? Spend 30-60 minutes making this list Choose the Top 3 things from each column Search for jobs with the LIKE activities (run away from jobs that include things you HATE) For college grads - how to get your foot in the door Looks for internships - paid or unpaid & add to your resume Invest in yourself (or your startup career) - upskill - do online courses eg. Udemy or Khan Academy Update your LinkedIn profile - add keywords for SEO, build connections Strategise your job application process Run your own race At the Business Connections Podcast we are all about sharing stories that demonstrate the power of connection. We thank Raj Subrameyer for being generous with his time and sharing his wisdom with us all. We wish Raj all the very best with the new book and continuing to help people develop their career opportunities! Website Business https://www.rajsubra.com/ Book https://www.skyrocketyourcareerbook.com/ Social Media links LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajsubra/ Twitter https://twitter.com/epsilon11 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
35 minutes | May 20, 2021
Katie Gordon Interview - Just Be Happy!
Katie Gordon is the creator and founder of Dietless Living, is a change behavioural specialist, speaker and author of ‘From FAT FOREVER To DIETLESS LIVING: The Year I Stopped Dieting, Started Living & Lost 20kg’ 2011 was the year she taught herself how to be happy. Having gone through her own journey of weight and low self esteem issues, Katie made the decision to just ‘Be Happy!’. Katie had always been a size 10 until the age of 21. She then slowly crept up to around size 16 and she didn’t know why. She thought something was wrong with her. It was debilitating and caused her to experience depression. That was until she made a conscious decision to ‘just be happy’. She asked herself, what did she want to do when she got thin and then she did those things! Her personal journey has compelled her to help others to ‘just be happy’ though her Dietless Living coaching programs. Katie is launching the Dietless Living Academy where people can access onlines courses together with weekly support calls with Katie. Katie has developed ‘The 4 laws for losing weight for life’ which are: Habits - create new ones (sustainable habits) Vitality - live life Connection - bridge the conscious and unconscious mind Identity - rebuild (change the old story) Take a listen to the podcast where we discuss: Bastard Voice - what is it and how to make friends with it How to loosen up in readiness for great change 2 core strategies to make permanent change Change it up - go against every mental instinct Flip your mindset - find ways to make it fun And some insights from Katie: Have a purpose for losing weight or making a lifestyle change Lean into things that help and lean away from things that don’t help One of her favourite quotes “Living is not enough, one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower” Hans Christian Andersen At the Business Connections Podcast we are all about sharing stories that demonstrate the power of connection. We thank Katie Gordon for being generous with her time and sharing her wisdom with us all. We wish Katie all the very best with her new program! Website Business https://www.katiegordon.me/ Books https://www.katiegordon.me/store Academy https://www.katiegordon.me/6-step-mind-and-body-transformation-offer Social Media links LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/dietless-living/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dietlessliving Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dietless_living/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-aLK6mx0hTHWn_E4_kxmYg See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
43 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
Stewart Marshall Interview - Make Sure You Are Solving Someone’s Problem
Stewart Marshall, aka Mr SaaS, is a commercial software strategist helping SaaS entrepreneurs realise their software dreams. He is also a translator of gibberish, innovator, speaker and best selling author. His 30 years+ experience in IT, R&D and high speed development tools enables him to be able to explain to others, in plain english, the journey from software creator to a finished platform. To help others make sense of technology. SaaS or Software as a Service, has 3 flavours according to Stewart: Vertical model Industry problem eg. Xero Horizontal model Industry agnostic eg. Zoom Service SaaS Helps them deliver their service eg. Adding functionality into other people’s software Connecting with a neighbour over dinner one night, sparked Stewart to pursue a second career where he now helps funded founders create software that solves people’s needs rather than creating technology for technology's sake. Most developers start out with a great idea and get stuck in the detail of making the software functional, beautiful and integrated rather than solving a real need for the real world. And while doing so end up blowing the budget! Most problems stem from a lack of, or unknown scope and an undefined timeline. Some tips for those considering creating software: Hasten slowly Know you have the money for it - be realistic Think it, ink it - check it’s viable Sleep on it - is it really unique? Call Mr SaaS and check if not sure! Does it solve a problem? Note: There are 2 million apps on the App Store, including 7,00 apps in the Marketing space alone. What makes your idea unique? Stewart brings together the technology and the human experience and helps businesses find their sweet spot. Take a listen to the podcast where we discuss: What problem are you trying to solve? How to use technology to enhance the human experience Software is not a unicorn And some insights from Stewart: There is plenty of scope to be better - how are you better? How can you better solve people’s needs? If you don’t know - go and learn! At the Business Connections Podcast we are all about sharing stories that demonstrate the power of connection. We thank Stewart Marshall for being generous with his time and sharing his wisdom with us all. We wish Stewart all the very best with his 2nd book and keep an eye out for Mr SaaS…he’s a cheeky thing! Website Business https://StewartMarshall.co Charity http://create-care-global.org/ Social Media links LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/stewart-marshall/ Twitter https://twitter.com/MrSaaSSays See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
34 minutes | Dec 18, 2020
Terri Vincent Interview - Connecting To Your Authentic Self
Terri Vincent is the Identity Coach, an award winning business coach, mentor, trainer, facilitator and speaker and the founder of TCB - Taking Care of Business and co-founder of Global Impact Entrepreneurs. Terri’s magic is in helping people find their authentic self, establishing their identity and building their personal brand. Like creating your ‘Tinder for Business’. She has been a coach for over 30 years and was named Australia’s leading female coach. I met Terri over 5 years ago and have had the absolute pleasure in working with her in Bali where we hosted and facilitated business accelerator programs for global entrepreneurs together. Terri’s direct, fun, firm yet nurturing approach has enabled thousands of entrepreneurs to build and grow their business and innovate into areas they had never thought possible. And now with Global Impact Entrepreneurs, Terri is bringing her wisdom and connections together to help many more impact entrepreneurs tap into a like minded community to gain knowledge, insights and connections to support them on their journey. Take a listen to the podcast where we discuss: How to choose the right coach for you and your business What identity are you putting out to the world? Is this what you want others to see? How to find your authentic self And some tips from Terri: Do your due diligence, research when looking to connect to a coach Ask the right questions, set your own criteria Create your future vision by starting with the end in mind At the Business Connections Podcast we are all about sharing stories that demonstrate the power of connection. We thank Terri Vincent for being generous with her time and sharing her wisdom with us all. We wish Terri all the very best with her coaching, mentoring and membership projects and everything else that is to come! Website Business http://tcb.rocks/ Social Media links Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TerriChristineVincent LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/terri-billington-coach-mentor-trainer-facilitator-speaker-764a5110/?originalSubdomain=au Instagram https://www.instagram.com/tezza_vincent/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/TerriChristineBillingtonTCB/videosSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
49 minutes | Dec 10, 2020
Sharon Davies Interview - Relationship Building for Sales Success
Sharon Davies is the founder of Sales2Success, she is a B2B sales expert, award winning sales coach and sales strategist who works with sales professionals, business owners and Fortune 500 companies. Coming from a sales family Sharon was always going to succeed. Dinner time conversations were sales related and where she learnt the key to sales success - ‘Sales is just about having a conversation and being real’. Having worked her way up the sales ladder in various companies and industries for over 30 years, Sharon moved to create Sales2Success to teach other sales professionals how to become confident and competent at their craft. Take a listen to the podcast where we discuss: What makes a good salesperson Building relationships first, then sales Problem solving and identifying gaps And some tips from Sharon: The 4 C’s Communication (messaging) Clarity Consistency Commitment At the Business Connections Podcast we are all about sharing stories that demonstrate the power of connection. We thank Sharon Davies for being generous with her time and sharing her wisdom with us all. We wish Sharon all the very best with Sales2Success and all that is to come. And congratulations on her recent Stevie Award win! Website Business https://sales2success.com.au/ Social Media links Facebook https://www.facebook.com/SharonDaviesSales2Success LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharondaviessales2success/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
43 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
Christine Innes Interview - Sharing Stories That Connect
Christine Innes is the founder and CEO of the Corporate Escapists, a community, podcast, TV show and most recently a magazine! The Corporate Escapists is for everyday people who have left corporate to follow their passion and purpose in life. Christine started this community after sharing her story of corporate escape and self discovery that seemed to resonate with so many others. This then led to Facebook Live’s, a YouTube TV show, global connections through stories, a podcast and more recently a magazine which launched in June 2020. The magazine is full of inspiring stories and behind the scenes insights from business owners and entrepreneurs, to connect and inspire others on their own journey. Take a listen to the podcast where we discuss: How to get what you want out of life Visioning Finding your tribe What legacy do you want to leave And some tips from Christine: Take time to reflect Learn to be gentle on yourself There is no such thing as failure, just lessons learned At the Business Connections Podcast we are all about sharing stories that demonstrate the power of connection. We thank Christine Innes for being generous with her time and sharing her wisdom with us all. We wish Christine all the very best with her new magazine and now education hub and everything else that is to come! Website Business https://www.christine-innes.com/ https://www.thecorporateescapists.com/ Magazine https://www.christine-innes.com/magazine/ Social Media links Facebook https://www.facebook.com/christineinnescoach/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/christineinnescoach/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/christine_innes/ YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4b3b_S19jMB60eZbDkWGUg/featured Podcast https://www.christine-innes.com/tv-show/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
51 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
Molly Beck Interview - Connections Move the World Forward
Molly Beck is the founder and CEO of private podcasting platform Messy.fm, and author of the book Reach Out, The Simple Strategy You Need to Know to Expand Your Network and Increase Your Influence. She is also a blogger, speaker and co-creator of Reach Out Party with Carly Valancy. Molly’s philosophy of ‘Connections Move The World Forward’ has never been more fitting in this current global climate. It has certainly moved her forward! I first heard about Molly’s book Reach Out through an invitation to a Reach Out Party from Carly Valancy. We had Carly on an earlier episode and heard how her reach out to Molly via an Instagram direct message created the start of the Reach Out Party movement. Molly’s book started with an idea followed by massive action. She was looking for investors for her then startup, Messy.fm, a private podcasting platform that allows corporate organisations to communicate differently within their business. So she scheduled a daily task in her calendar each weekday morning to contact someone that could help, either an investor directly or for an introduction to someone that could refer her to a chosen investor. This then became a blog, a Forbes article, and eventually a book, sharing her journey of how she did it. These daily reach outs also lead to career opportunities, business partnerships and of course the growth and success of Messy.fm. Molly also shares with us her take on the power of podcasting and how audio is the happy balance between text and video. People don’t like to, want to or have time to read text and with video, people either don’t want to or are hesitant to create them. Take a listen to the podcast where we discuss: The power of podcasting for internal communications The power of reaching out to everyone And some tips from Molly: Start your own show Reach out to everyday - make it a habit It is who you know in business, so grow your who (network) I love Molly’s book, Reach Out. It speaks to everything I do myself and help others do, which is to make connections, create collaboration opportunities and make a bigger impact on the world! At the Business Connections Podcast we are all about sharing stories that demonstrate the power of connection. We thank Molly Beck for being generous with her time and sharing her wisdom with us all. We wish Molly all the very best with Messy.fm and Reach Out Party and all that is to come! Website Business - https://www.messy.fm/ Book - http://mollybeck.co/reachout Blog - https://www.smartprettyandawkward.com/ Social Media links Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MsMollyBeck LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/msmollybeck/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/msmollybeck/ Twitter https://twitter.com/msmollybeckSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
40 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
Valerie Dwyer Interview - Becoming Powerful - By Connecting With Ourselves
Valerie Dwyer is the founder of ‘My Wonderful Life Coach’, best-selling author and award winning entrepreneur. She has just finished writing her latest book, ‘You’ve Got This, No Matter What - How to Reinvent Your Life in 6 Steps’ and we delve into some of the themes and steps contained in the book but also about what led Valerie to make some life changes along the way and now ultimately help others to do the same. Valerie started her first business at 18 years old and she was hooked! She has gone on to start, buy and sell 10 businesses, which are much more than doing an MBA! Learning practical life skills from her grandmother at age 5 to overcoming serious accidents, started Valerie on a path of life long learning. And it all starts with a DECISION. Deciding to make a change, to do something different is the first step to transformation. Take a listen to the podcast where we discuss: What is the difference between Change and Transformation? Where are we now? What do we do next? And share some of the steps of ‘How To Reinvent Your Life’, such as: Mindset Meditation Visioning I have been lucky enough to have a preview of Valerie’s latest book ‘You’ve Got This, No Matter What - How to Reinvent Your Life in 6 Steps’ and can highly recommend it! The book is launching in the next few weeks and there is also a program starting in October if you want a more guided experience! I can’t wait to see your transformations! At the Business Connections Podcast we are all about sharing stories that demonstrate the power of connection. We thank Valerie Dwyer for being generous with her time and sharing her wisdom with us all. We wish Valerie all the very best for her new book and online program! Website Business https://www.mywonderfullifecoach.co.uk/ Blog https://www.mywonderfullifecoach.co.uk/Blog Social Media links Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ValerieDwyer.A1 LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/valeriedwyermywonderfullifecoach/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
46 minutes | Aug 17, 2020
Louise Karch Interview - The Attention Economy - How Does Your Name Stand Out?
Louise Karch is Australia’s #1 Name Whisperer, tagline wrangler, sticky storyteller and award winning marketer and author of ‘Word Glue - Find Your Million Dollar Brand Name’. Growing up in a family who loved books and constantly made up stories, Louise was always going to do something with words…..and boy does she know a thing or two about words, their power and how to use them for impact! A former stand up comic, 4x Canadian adult gold medalist figure skater and originally from Canada, Louise moved to Australia with her partner where she currently resides. Louise joined Seth Godin’s altMBA program in 2018 as is now one of the facilitators of this program, leveraging her skills and experience with Seth’s program, name and network. It was Seth Godin, the world’s #1 marketing expert who inspired the name of her book, Word Glue. Word Glue is a practical handbook, a ‘how to’ book on how to name your brand, product or service. It is gold….literally, having won 4 book awards at the time of recording, with a few more on the way no doubt. I met Louise in person just over a year ago when she was giving a talk in my local library on naming. She was funny, engaging, quick and so very smart (she still is by the way!). I bought her book, read it from cover to cover, and I can’t recommend it enough! With another book on the way (she won’t tell me the name yet!?) Louise is using her time in lockdown#2 wisely, dedicating 50 minutes each day to write. I hope this inspires you to write your own book, so as Louise poses in this interview: What does the world want you to write about? What would my grandchildren wish I had written? Ask yourself better questions Join me as we discuss: Why names matter The science behind a name At the Business Connections Podcast we are all about sharing stories that demonstrate the power of connection. We thank Louise Karch for being generous with her time and sharing her wisdom with us all. We wish Louise all the very best for her new book and look forward to catching up with her again to find out all about it…..even the name! Website Business - https://www.wordglue.co/ Social Media links https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisekarch/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
39 minutes | Aug 2, 2020
Tamar Hela Interview - Attention Has Never Been Higher, Attract It Wisely
Tamar Hela is the COO of Genius Encel, helping Fortune 500 companies in Asia generate leads through LinkedIn. Pursuing her love of travel and adventure led her from California to China, where she originally taught English via a program facilitated by Disney, as Disneyland had just opened in Shanghai. Having spent 20 years working in Education, Marketing and Publishing, she moved into digital publishing, online education and connected with her now business partner who ran an e-commerce agency at the time. Together they created Genius Encel and work with Asian based companies wanting to expand globally, multinational companies and small to medium businesses with foreign clients. Using Linkedin, the only western social media platform available in China. Understanding the Chinese language and culture, the way people do business and the LinkedIn platform has allowed Tamar and her team to take the lead in helping Asian companies to build their networks and businesses. LinkedIn China has the 3rd largest user base with around 56 million users in China. Tamar shared her tips on how best to use LinkedIn: Create a process - start small & then grow Know WHO you want to connect with, be targeted, know your ideal client Know your outcome - test & measure until you have this Take a step back - audit your network Script your messaging - this will save you time Be professional - LinkedIn is a professional playground Be consistent - otherwise you won’t get the results you desire Personalise connection reach outs FOLLOW UP - create an ecosystem And her tips and wisdom on successful Business partnerships: Make sure your skill sets compliment each other Understand each others roles - so you don’t stray into each others Communicate well A business partnership is like a marriage, there are legalities and money involved - choose carefully Trust you gut At the Business Connections Podcast we are all about sharing stories that demonstrate the power of connection. We thank Tamar Hela for being generous with her time and sharing her wisdom with us all. We wish Tamar all the very best with all her future endeavours. Website Business - https://geniusencel.agency Personal - https://tamarhela.com Social Media links https://www.linkedin.com/in/tamarhela/ https://www.facebook.com/tamarhelapro https://www.instagram.com/tamar.hela/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
37 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
Moira Ni Gallachoir Interview - The Opportunity With Virtual Speaking Is Exponential
Moira Ni Gallachoir is the founder of MNG and Secret Suppers Worldwide, an international speaker and business mentor. Having literally walked out of her life in London just a few years ago, where she had a great 9-5 job, plenty of friends and a very active social life. She turned her back on it all and listened to her heart which was begging her to return home to Ireland – in the middle of a deep recession. She started working with local businesses to promote the unique tourism attractions of her hometown of Donegal. This then led her to help other small businesses through her mentoring and then eventually to appear on stages speaking around the world! She now mentors other savvy entrepreneurs to build a top-tier income from virtual speaking and powerful closing keys so they enroll the maximum number of their viewers and attendees into their products and programs. Moira is a passionate entrepreneur living her life on purpose and is on a mission to inspire freedom in entrepreneurs by embracing the power of speaking as a way to be recognised for who they really are and live a life they love while having a bigger impact in the world, making way more money. Her latest business adventure is the creation and launch of Secret Suppers Worldwide, a unique way to connect and engage fellow entrepreneurs, especially relevant and timely in today’s world of remote working and restricted travel. Join me as we discuss: How speaking is the fastest path to business success and impact and that the opportunity with virtual speaking is exponential. That you can craft your own audience in the current market Some tips from Moira to readers and listeners is: Be online, be active and be looking everyday Follow people who attend and/or organise events Be seen as active, post tips, add value to other groups, answer questions = credibility Turn in person events into virtual opportunities What events have you attended in the past? Connect with the organiser Offer to be a resource, or organiser or speaker - add value Find collaborators Review you calendar of past events At the Business Connections Podcast we are all about sharing stories that demonstrate the power of connection. We thank Moira Ni Gallachoir for being generous with her time and sharing her wisdom with us all. We wish Moira all the very best with all her future endeavours and look forward to catching up with her again to see where her speaking engagements have taken her next time! Website Business - Www.Moira.ie Social Media links https://www.facebook.com/MoiraNiGhallachoir https://www.facebook.com/Moira.ie/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/moira-n%C3%AD-ghallach%C3%B3ir-83236074/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
60 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
Carly Valancy Interview - Live A More Connected Life
Carly Valancy is the founder of Valance & Co, co-creator of Reach Out Party, an actor, wedding singer, course creator, facilitator and mentor who is dedicated about building connection, community and collaboration so that others can recognise their possibility and impact. Based in New York and with a performing arts background in musical theatre, Carly was busy pursuing her acting career when she came across the book, Reach Out by Molly Beck. Sick of waiting around for opportunities to come to her, Carly was inspired by this book to try out the methods outlined. So 100 days or 4 and half months later Carly had implemented and tested the framework , values and practices from Molly’s book. During this time she also reached out to Molly, thanking her for writing this book and shared how she had inspired her to start her own reach out practice and the things she had discovered along the way. Fast forward to today and Molly and Carly have partnered to create Reach Out Party, teaching courses based on the principles from Molly’s networking advice book, Reach Out. This is an opportunity for participants to create their own opportunities, build connection, and cultivate their values. By paying attention and connecting the dots, building personalized strategies for an innovative routine reaching the edge of your network. Join me as we discuss all things connection and collaboration: How the power of connection really resides in all of us and how we can begin to adopt that mindset by joining a cohort of like minded people True magic comes in the form of collaboration Leverage the world and people around you and live a more connected life Some tips form Carly to readers and listeners is: Focus on values first Get started Bring your gift to others Some words of wisdom from Carly: The art is in the follow up Feel the fear and do it anyway And finally…….a quote…. “It is easy to coast through life rather than find the will to continually reach out into the world. To reach out is to risk. There is little grace in a life that never extends out beyond the boundaries of self.” — Anne Bogart At the Business Connections Podcast we are all about sharing stories that demonstrate the power of connection. We thank Carly Valancy for being generous with her time and sharing her wisdom with us all. We wish Carly all the very best with all her future endeavours and look forward to catching up with her again to see where her reach out’s have taken her next time! I feel like we are kindred spirits and feel blessed that our paths have crossed, forever! xxx Website Personal - https://www.carlyvalancy.com/ Business - www.valenceandco.com Reach Out Party - https://www.valenceandco.com/reachoutparty Carly’s Private Strategy Session - https://www.valenceandco.com/services#strategysession Social Media links https://www.instagram.com/carlyvalancy/ https://www.valenceandco.com/home#mystory https://www.linkedin.com/in/carly-valancy-7ab568190/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
67 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
Susan Ritter Interview - Leaders are those people whose shoulders you stand on
Susan Ritter is the founder of Creator Compass, a coaching and project management business for entrepreneurs, that provides practical and tactical support to creators and others who have great business ideas but struggle with getting them off the ground or growing them into something larger than themselves. After transitioning from the corporate world in America, Susan and her teenage son now enjoy a global lifestyle, travelling the world living, working, studying and experiencing new countries, people and their cultures. Susan spent 25+ years working in the Project Management profession in IT and later in the Nuclear Power industry, heading up large teams and even larger budgets. During this time Susan had the fortunate opportunity to work with some amazing leaders who continually challenged, supported and inspired her to a very successful career. Having been surrounded by creative people all her life and with her ability to empathize with their struggle to turn their wonderful ideas into a reality, Susan wanted to move beyond the world of corporate and work with inspiring entrepreneurs globally. Bringing her practical tendencies and decades of organizational/project skills to great projects in the entrepreneurial world! Join me as I chat to Susan about her corporate career, what she learned from working with great leaders and being a leader herself, what inspires her now, her new chapter with Creator Compass and we even touch on homeschooling! And as an Accumulator profile (see Wealth Dynamics) how she is uniquely positioned to use her natural skills and abilities to bring other people’s ideas to life with her Talent Dynamics and Vision Alignment Coaching via Creator Compass. I had such a great time chatting with Susan who has a wealth of knowledge and passion to share with the world. Susan Quote on Leadership: ‘Leaders are those people whose shoulders you stand on’ Some nuggets from Susan: Great leaders are visionaries If you want people to really perform, give them something challenging and then leave them alone Good leaders believe it’s not about them, it’s about their people and their team around them And finally…….it’s all about implementation! Ideas without action are dreams! Note: If you want to know more about Wealth Dynamics - take the test here - http://bit.ly/knowyourprofile Website https://creator-compass.com/ Social Media links Company https://www.facebook.com/creatorcompass/ Personal Social Media Link (s): GeniusU: https://www.geniusu.com/users/1159885 GeniusU Circle: https://www.geniusu.com/mentor_circles/1129 Personal FB: https://www.facebook.com/susan.ritter.946 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-ritter-694421193/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
37 minutes | May 27, 2020
Sofie Marin Interview - Creating the Lighthouse for Artists and Creatives
Sofie Marin is a well known Producer, Promoter and Entrepreneur from Sweden. She is the founder & CEO of From Sweden Productions, which shines the light on Swedish artists and productions abroad. From working as a producer and tour manager for performing arts organisations in Sweden, Sofie moved to London where she started From Sweden Productions to showcase and promote the amazing swedish talent in London and other parts of Europe. She has a passion for the arts and a head for business and is putting those 2 things together to make a global impact via ‘Arts Dynamics - Empowering performing arts and music professionals with the support and network needed to build sustainable artistic projects and businesses’. Arts Dynamics takes the Wealth Dynamics principles created by futurist and entrepreneur Roger James Hamilton and updates it into language and examples that artists and creatives understand and can relate to and together with Sofie’s business experience give them the tools and technology to run a profitable creative business. This way, Sofie can take what she has done for Swedish artists and productions with From Sweden Productions, and help purpose driven artists and creatives all over the world - a truly global business and impact. And this is what drives Sofie, to make a positive impact on the global arts community. She wants to empower artists and creatives and show them that they can build a business to support what they do, that it is possible to combine both purpose and profit and that they no longer have to be a ‘starving artist’. Sofie also heads up the Stockholm Entrepreneur Social, connecting impact entrepreneurs, artists and creatives #FromSweden with a global community of like-minded people. Her vision here is to create space and support network for Arts, Business and Entrepreneurship #FromSweden abroad and to magnify Swedish-International relations. In everything Sofie does, she brings her STAR qualities, her passion, warmth and shining personality. Her genuine love of people, the arts and business come together in the various platforms she uses to magnify the artists and the arts community. Sofie is also one of the authors in a new book, ‘You Are A Genius’, where she shares her journey as a Social Impact Entrepreneur. Sofie is one of 18 fellow authors sharing their story in this book and was keen to get involved with the project to share authentic and genuine stories of the ups and downs, wins and losses in the life of an entrepreneur and to inspire other artists and creatives to be more visible. Her action steps to readers and listeners is:Focus on your financial situation - get clarity to enable you to make the necessary decisionsEmbrace proven digital strategies and tools that are available to you todayTap into good communities for support and connection Some words of wisdom from Sofie:You are the sum of the people you surround yourself withWho do you want to show up as? Making a conscious decision.There is not a lack on money at the moment, it has just shifted handsConnect with your community and create a sense of belonging And finally…….it’s all about relationships! At the Business Connections Podcast we are all about sharing stories that demonstrate the power of connection. We thank Sofie Marin for being generous with her time and sharing her wisdom with us all. We wish Sofie all the very best with all her business endeavours and look forward to catching up with her again to see where her journey has taken her next time! #artsdynamics #artsdynamicstalks #sofiemarin #Agenda2030 #SDG #socialentrepreneur #fromsweden USEFUL LINKS: Personal - www.sofiehaag.com Business - www.fromsweden.com New Business - www.artsdynamics.com Social Media links Company https://twitter.com/fromswedenprods Https://.www.facebook.com/artsdynamicshttps://www.facebook.com/groups/1836147956402017/ Https://www.facebook.com/sofiemarinofficial https://www.facebook.com/fromswedenproductionsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
38 minutes | May 5, 2019
Stefan Sojka Interview - Creating Shared Value
Stefan Sojka (pronounced Soyka) is the Creative Director at Cyrius Media Group, a digital media and marketing bespoke consulting agency. But this is only one of the businesses Stefan is involved in and/or influences. He is on the board of the Epping Community Bank, a branch of the Bendigo Bank (the country’s 5th largest bank). And runs Thriving Community events bringing together leaders from all different organisations such as corporate or small business and non for profits, bringing people together to create opportunities to help each other. Stefan is a serial connector and is always trying to find ways to connect people to create what he terms ‘shared value’. He refers to shared value as expanding business to focus on non financial benefits. To create a win win for all in everything. Stefan has a desire to make the world a better place. He is certainly demonstrating this and inspiring others to do the same. His message to readers and listeners is: Look to create a win-win for all in everything you do Simplify and amplify Start local as ‘Local multiplied millions of times becomes Global’ Inspire others to get involved And his final message….How can you bring people together to help create opportunities for all? At the Business Connections Podcast we are all about sharing stories that demonstrate the power of connection. We thank Stefan for being generous with his time and sharing his story with us all. We wish Stefan all the very best with all his business and community endeavours! Useful Links:Cyrius Media Group Website Cyrius Media Group Facebook GroupCyrius Media Group on LinkedInStefan Sojka on FacebookStefan Sojka on LinkedInSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
38 minutes | Feb 27, 2019
George Vumbaca Interview - Explore Connection
George Vumbaca owns and runs a successful Real Estate business but his passion is health and wellness and now he wants to impact the world, one connection at a time via his app, Xhuma. He started working on his passion project 18 months ago, an app designed to connect people through an activity or common interest. As a Star profile (Wealth Dynamics) George has a knack for connecting people and supporting people. So rather than going against his natural flow of connection, as he has in the past, George is now stepping into his flow and empowering connection via his app. Business runs in his family and George is no stranger to hard work and the challenges and rewards of owning and running your own business. Yet through a series of life events George found himself in a mentally challenging position. He moved through this phase of his life by reading personal development books, attending courses, self reflection and working with coaches, where he came to realise that health and wellness was where he ‘came alive’. Doing good for others made him feel good too! The challenge now is to get the Xhuma app out there and to get people understanding what it is about and how they can use it. While the focus is on the Sydney area initially, George hopes that more areas will be covered and more people will be able to connect to local people and activities more easily. In the short term he hopes to get 100,00 people using his app in the Sydney area. His message to readers and listeners is: Work on finding yourself, find your passions and then follow them Take your ‘Leap of Faith’ Connect with people, not online but in real life Harness the power and benefits of connection You can’t change the past, so learn from your mistakes and move on! And his final message….Get out and make new friends, memories and experiences. Download the app today! At the Business Connections Podcast we are all about sharing stories that demonstrate the power of connection. We thank George for being generous with his time and sharing his story with us all. We wish George all the very best with all his business and look forward to seeing his app connect and motivate many others! Website www.xhuma.com Link to download App https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/xhuma/id1339513836?ls=1&mt=8 Company https://www.facebook.com/xhumalife/ Personal https://www.facebook.com/george.vumbaca.7 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
39 minutes | Dec 20, 2018
Eileen Forrestal Interview - It’s time to Wake up!
Eileen is passionate about making a difference to the mental health and wellbeing of both adults and young people, showing us how our language creates our reality, so what are we paying attention to? She says that words are powerful, who we connect with shows our character and that how we speak (to ourselves and others) is our reality. So how can we design this better? It’s urgent now….it’s time to wake up! This is where her diaries and journals come in, using mindful words and sayings and combining with positive phrases to feed our minds better words, thoughts and ultimately better connection, both to ourselves and those around us. Eileen is also sharing her story in a new book, which is currently being written, which shares the “Hero’s or Heroine’s Journey Story” as a Social Impact Entrepreneur. Eileen is one of many social impact entrepreneurs sharing their story in this book and was keen to get involved with the project to share her global vision of waking people up. As you will hear in this interview, Eileen is not afraid to talk now and share her passion to positively impact our minds & ‘wake us up’! Her message to readers and listeners is: Be aware of how your language is creating your ‘reality’ Notice what are you paying attention to? Be responsible for how you speak when others are listening Words are powerful, so choose them wisely Listen to your self talk Show up where you want to be - this will create the right connections If not now, then when? Useful Links: Eileen Forrestal Business Website Eileen Forrestal Personal Website Eileen Forrestal Facebook The Irish Get Up and Go Diary Facebook Page Get Up and Go Diary For Teens and Young People Facebook Page Get UP and Go Events Facebook Page Mel Colling LinkedIn See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
44 minutes | Nov 7, 2018
Ingrid Vercammen Interview - Women Beyond Ordinary
Ingrid Vercammen was originally a Psychotherapist in her native Belgium, who moved to New Zealand and became a successful entrepreneur, and who is now focusing on speaking and empowering women. But Ingrid’s story is much more than just that as you will discover in this interview. Hers is a story of both courage and resilience. Episode Highlights: If you don’t know something…..find out how to do it, any way you can Have faith in your abilities and never doubt them If you get an opportunity - jump at it! Find your Purpose and enjoy the journey Remove all negativity from your life Useful Links: Women Beyond Ordinary WebsiteIngrid Vercammen's WebsiteMarcel's WebsiteSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
60 minutes | Oct 24, 2018
Interview with Mirna De Hart - From Fear to Freedom
Mirna de Hart is a successful businesswoman, social change champion and motivational speaker on her passion topic - From Fear to Freedom. Mirna shares her journey from mainstream business woman to champion of social causes and social change. She is open, honest, funny and downright brave - an inspiration to us all! Mirna, a South African, tells how she and her family were robbed at gunpoint, lost all their worldly possessions, lost their business, went through depression and how she came out the other side with her trademark determination and positivity. She is the owner of Pelo&Hart a social non-for-profit organisation that assists local communities to help women to use their skills to reach their dreams. She has partnered with a local charity that supports HIV positive African women, she offers them employment, nurtures their craft and gives them an opportunity to earn a wage and build a self sustaining business and community all at the same time! Mirna inspiration for Pelo&Hart came from her love of fashion, design, entrepreneurship and passion for social change. Here they make beautiful handmade, award winning, African inspired fashion and decor. Their passion is to unlock potential for women overcome their fears and follow their dreams; to give their youth an opportunity to acquire life skills that will open doors to a brighter tomorrow. She tells of her journey with the women she has worked with and impacted over the last 4 years at Pelo&Hart and how she started this business with a small amount of money, a big heart and an even bigger vision. She sought funding by entering competitions and uses her business skills an experience to teach others how to do this too. Mirna was inspired early on by Jim Rohn, the original motivational speaker! She connected with the way he spoke, the way he delivered his message but most of all she connected with his platform of personal development. She too wants to inspire and motivate others by speaking and sharing her story. From Fear to Freedom tells her bigger story, the hurdles she has overcome to get where she is today and shows others how they can live their life to the fullest, without fear. Mirna is so passionate about sharing her story and how others can overcome their fear that she will feature as an author in a new book, which is currently being written, which shares the “Hero’s or Heroine’s Journey Story” as a Social Impact Entrepreneur. Mirna is one of many social impact entrepreneurs sharing their story in this book and was keen to get involved with the project to share her real life story of overcoming fear and gaining freedom. Her message to readers and listeners is: Follow your dreams Whatever life throws at you keep getting up Overcoming fear leads to freedom You can fail from what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance at doing what you love Fear is a story – it has a beginning, a middle and an end – and YOU are the author. Be the author of your own life And her final message….May you find the grace to face your fears, conquer it and know that you too can leaps from fear to freedom!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
74 minutes | Jun 12, 2017
Real Estate Has Never Been So Dynamic with Julie Davis and Neil Williams
Julie Davis and Neil Williams are the owners and operators of Agent Dynamics a real estate coaching business. Agent Dynamics uses a unique approach to their coaching and utilise Roger Hamilton’s Wealth Dynamics and Talent Dynamics profiling tools to help get the job done. They are both extremely passionate and are the perfect example of how tapping into your flow is a game changer. This episode is insightful and intriguing no matter your industry. They give some great tips on recruitment and retention and how important authenticity is. Whether you’re an aspiring real estate agent, currently practicing real estate, own your own real estate business, are in the recruitment industry OR interested in gaining some insightful knowledge about playing to your strength then this episode is one to tune in to. Listen below. If you have any questions let us know in the comments below. In this episode: 7-10 yrs ago wealth dynamics profile test, game changer, good distinctions of where you should focus efforts on Julie discusses how she no longer felt like a failure after completing the Wealth Dynamics test because she realised she can’t do and be everything and how keeping in flow has changed the way she does business Neil discusses his resistance in the beginning to Julie’s new proposition Agent Dynamics uses The Wealth Dynamics profiles not to put you in a box but to liberate you How Neil and Julie split their roles and how it really is the perfect partnership Neil uses an analogy about cricket to explain the importance of hiring diversity within your team Julie discusses why retention in the real estate industry is poor and likens it to a revolving door. She adds tips on how to improve that retention and the hiring process in general. These tips are universal and can be applied to many industries, not just real estate. The 2 elements of recruitment that Agent Dynamics employ How Wealth Dynamics and Talent Dynamics really gave their business a point of difference What Agent Dynamics Strategy Days consist of What's more important: competency or the right profile? The career path in real estate and the reality of this. How there is a gap in leadership within the industry as people make the jump from salesperson to business owner The importance of nurturing your clients, stop thinking of them as a sale and start thinking of them as a client. How their business has grown due to referrals Agent Dynamics long term vision and their why is to be the real estate industry standard Neil and Julie delve into some case studies Don’t ever do a Wealth Dynamics or Talent Dynamics profile without a debrief - you could be one of three profiles, a debrief helps narrow that focus down The importance of connections for Agent Dynamics and how they have formed their connections The importance of authenticity How you can tell someone's profile/energy by simply reading one of their emails How mirroring communication types can be beneficial for both parties in terms of forming connections The 10 year vision for agent dynamics http://tdprofiletest.com/home/?a_aid=paradigm https://www.facebook.com/agentdynamics https://www.linkedin.com/in/agentdynamics/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/neil-williams-6a98995/ https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/3771436/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/brettjarman/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/melaniecolling/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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