What does a podcast host do when they lose their voice - and have to cancel interviews! Well - they necessity is the mother of invention. I have hand-picked some golden gems from earlier episodes in Season 1. Short and sweet insights - all connected to the central theme of this podcast - and all offering a different perspective. This is genius. Guests include: Victoria Doxat, John Espirian, Janine Coombes, Trevor Young, Mark Masters, Jules White, Tracey Tait, Peter Sumpton, Bob Burg, Janine Capaldi, Nick Hixon, Dipti Tait - and me!
Erin is the founder of The Mumpreneur Collective - but how did she get to that point and what is it all about? This is a very real human conversation that will resonate with you even if you are not a mum. It is about identity, feeling aligned and in control of your life and work. It is about not feeling guilty if you choose to pick the kids up from school. It is about how you cope with change and conquer the overwhelm of self-doubt. The positive power of sharing experience applies to us all.
Coach and Mentor Regina Byrne talks about being more normal and having more REAL conversations. She unwraps her acronym - Relevant, Engaging, Authentic and Listening.
As she says - talk normally - in your voice - and without going around the houses. Have simpler conversations that work better for all involved.
Helen Pollock of The Content Doc, shares heaps of actions and resources to help us ‘write better’. The same basic rules apply whether you are writing a tweet, a blog or a book. Helen loves language, knows how you get a reader really engaged - and disengaged. Hear the issues she regularly comes across with clients - and how she guides them through the blocks and buzzword traps.
Business Consultant and Mentor, Louisa van Vessem has a reality based perspective on running your own business. She describes herself as ‘brutally honest’ and her own story has meant dealing with reality big time. We talk about crushing perceptions and organising your world to suit your rhythms - not the ‘shoulds’. We talk pace and balance and taboo.
Rebecca Perl knows what works when it comes to the written word - and she talks good common sense - such as ‘if you can think, you can write’. Blogs, website copy, articles - keep it simple - think about who you are writing for - and importantly enjoy the process. Insight, tips and resources in this relaxed and rich chat.
Achim Nowak is a C-Suite success coach who knows how to get people to be their ‘brilliant best’ - in a ‘make it real’ way. We talk about energy, being present, being real - and how all this works when you step into the ‘speaker role’. He shares a moment of real discovery whilst preparing for his TEDx talk ‘Enough Already’ - it might surprise you.
Taz Thornton helps people ‘unleash their awesome’. In this chat you will hear award winning speaker and coach Taz, tell her extraordinary story that led to her realisation that vulnerability is a super-power. The conversation flowed so well that it turned into a rich and real long conversation - full of gems of insight, inspiration and very practical tips. We cover all sorts from tree-hugging to ‘taking your socks off’ - just listen.
Sarah Hackett is the Marketing Director of branding agency ‘Brand Jam’. She is also an old uni pal of mine. We chat about all things branding and ‘staying real’. Sarah gives great examples as well as key insights and actionable tips. What is at the heart of good branding - personality, passion and practicality.
Mark Schaefer believes in humane marketing. He isn’t into telling people what to do – but he does want to us to explore the possibility that the idea that today the customer is the marketer – and you have to find ways to help them do their job as a marketer. Mark suggests we build and find our ‘Like-Minded Islands’ – a human connection approach that doesn’t need to be complex.