Craig Wachholz never dreamt of becoming an Entrepreneur. He only wanted to be a musician and play his guitar. But after falling in love with the charismatic and power surfing woman, Brenda Miley, Craig co-founded and became the marketing force behind the iconic surf school Let's Go Surfing. He refers to himself as the accidental entrepreneur "we didn't think let's go out there and run a business and make money. We were bumming around on the beach. We thought let's teach girls and kids how to surf. And then it began from the back of a combie van".
Jane Anderson is a resilient and determined business woman. She bought her first home when she was 18 years old, survived a divorce, left her well paid corporate job and started her business 10 years ago. She had to learn fast how to attract clients and keep her new startup business going.
Brenda Miley is the co-founder of award winning surf school, Let's Go Surfing. Together with her husband Craig Wachholz, she started the business from the back of a Kombi van at Bondi beach in 1995. Let's Go Surfing spans now iconic beaches Bondi, Maroubra and Byron Bay. A steady stream of famous people have visited the school since, including Pamela Anderson, Richard Branson, Gerard Butler, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman and Bill Gates.
For a young Gen Y Architect, Felicity Stewart has big ideas. She envisages society moving towards human centric cities where the people (not cars) own the public space. Felicity co-founded Stewart Hollenstein - an innovative architecture practice - with her university colleague Matthias Hollenstein with the purpose of putting meaningful human experiences at the centre of the design process.
Since the age of sixteen, Angela Heise spent the past four decades learning about emotional intelligence. What started as a curious personal learning experience became a lifelong journey of study and practice of this work with thousands of people over the past 22 years.
Chris Popoff's CV ticks all the boxes of engineer turned entrepreneur and accredited investor. His career as an oil and gas engineer working for some of Canada's well-known energy companies led him to the world of finance and private equity investing. Working out financial models and discounted cash flow forecasts for big engineering projects paved the way for his next venture into finance which allowed him to reach his "enough money number" and live a financially comfortable lifestyle.
Sarah Cornally is a thought leader, well known for her transformational and leadership work in the corporate field in Australia and the Asia Pacific. She is a sought-after adviser to CEO's and heads of industry and government. Her business and career success the past four decades is a testament to her high level of integrity and unconditional love and acceptance of everyone she meets.
In this episode, I speak with long time friend and adorable client Gabriella Horak. Gabriella is a facilitator, keynote speaker and mentor. She shares her business vision of changing people, teams and organisations through bite size improvements and slight edge adjustments rather than taking on massive changes that fail to stick in the long term.
In this episode, I speak with my friend and fellow financial coach Helia Singh. Helia is an inspiring and dynamic financial coach who wants to share her financial knowledge with people all over the world. She believes that if you love what you do, you can overcome anything including the naysayers. She wants people especially women to become financially educated and take control of their money.
In this episode I speak with writer and award winning producer Sunny Grace. She shares about her passion for writing and why she wrote the Bower Girl, why she loves writing and how writing can change the world. Through her life experience growing up in a hippie commune in the 1970s, Sunny shares how we can live sustainably in balance with our environment locally and globally.
In this episode, I speak with Architect Jan O'Connor, the genius creator and co-founder of the iconic T2 brand where she created the stores fitout, design, and packaging as well as the wholesale business. Jan candidly shares the story behind her departure from T2 and Melbourne to start a new life in Sydney with her husband well-renowned architect Tone Wheeler.
Fearless Leadership Speaker and Mentor, Corrinne Armour shares about her life living and leading fearlessly. Her life is a testimony to her message of leading and living with courage - from spending 2 years volunteering in a Burmese refugee camp on the Thai-Burmese border in her early 20s to leaving a comfortable corporate job to start her leadership consultancy practice in her 30s.
SoloCEO, Business Networker, Mentor, Business adviser and qualified marketer, Kim McGuinness shares her passion for learning, her vision to rebuild the "village" to strengthen families, teams, business owners and communities and how women can build their careers and business on their own terms while taking care of themselves.
In this episode I speak with Kim Payne about pursuing her passion for fashion 27 years ago, living on 2 minute noodles when she started her career, her views on social media's impact on brands and her secret ingredient she attributes to her 27 years of success as Australia's iconic fashion stylist
In this episode I share about my business journey the past 25 years, overcoming my business challenges while juggling motherhood and work. I share about my parents' story and their determination to succeed.