Here’s my podcast interview in Made for More with Ally Nitschke. This is one of those episodes you can’t afford to miss. Ally and I unravel the charismatic world of thought leadership, when to use it, and develop the right balance between experience, skill, authenticity, and talent in today’s leadership demands.
Take the time to listen.
In this episode of Courage in a Crisis, my special guest is Franziska Iseli. Franziska is a marketing expert and co-founder of Basic Bananas, founder of Business Hood, Ocean Lovers and Moments of Humanity. 2013 winner of Young Entrepreneur Year Award, a board member at the Entrepreneurs Organization and on the judging panel for Singularity University Australia.
Franziska shares her insights and expertise on how to build a brand in a way that is graceful, kind and generous. How to have clarity on what you stand for, what you believe in and standing by that no matter what.
Take the time to listen to Franziska today.
In this episode of Courage in a Crisis, my special guest is Darren Hill. Darren is a behavioural scientist and co-founder of Pragmatic Thinking, Australia’s premier Behaviour and Motivation Strategy company.
As an expert in human behaviour and motivation, he shares his expertise around how we can manage our response to this crisis practically and emotionally, to improve our health and wellbeing – and get back to building a successful practice or business.
His advice is invaluable. Make the time to listen to Darren today.
In this episode of our special Courage in a Crisis series, Jane interviews the amazing Joan McEwan. Joan is a health and wellbeing expert who is passionate about mentoring her clients to reach their potential b yconnecting on an emotional and physical level. Joan share’s her insights and expertise on how we can take a holistic approach to caring for ourselves and our mental and physical health during a time of crisis and challenge.
Take the time to listen to her today.
In this episode of our “Courage in a Crisis” series, we talk to our very special guest, Andrew Deering. Andrew is a Leader in Operations and People, a Coach, Facilitator and Author. In this interview, we explore three key aspects of Andrew’s latest book, “Create the Shift – Book 1: You”. We talk about useful and limiting beliefs; the importance of investing your time, not spending it; and the feet we sit at as leaders – who we listen to, and the importance of being mindful of who is influencing you.
Take the time to listen to him today.
If the Covid-19 crisis has been tough for your practice or business, then this episode is a must-listen.
In this episode, we continue our “Courage in a Crisis” series with our very special guest, Michael Licenblat. Michael is a resilience expert who helps people sell more in tough markets and achieve more in high-pressure environments by bouncing back from pressures and setbacks.
If this year’s crisis has been challenging for you, personally or professionally, you’ll find Michael’s insights invaluable. He generously shares some of the tools and techniques you can learn to increase your resilience, helping you to bounce back, lean in and succeed now and into the future.
I’m thrilled to share with you today this interview. Joanne Love is one of the most extraordinary experts in her field in particular around high performance. Joanne’s background was as a Paralympic coach. Her expertise is in helping people build resilience and achieve a winning mindset to attain their goals.
Take the time to listen to her today.
Trinsa Hine is one of our very first practitioners to be certified in the Expert to Influencer methodology and is a Certified Influencer Marketing Coach. She has worked extensively with Thought Leaders and some of the best in Australia and globally in helping them to be able to build a practice through their thought leadership and being able to implement systems and processes to build their practices.
COURAGE IN A CRISIS SERIES
Join me on today’s podcast where I interview my very special guest Samantha Pearce, the Chief Culture Officer for the MAI Group. The MAI Group are a group of companies based in Melbourne that are involved in property construction and investment. They are a unique company in that they have a fairly young team, and they made a lot of changes fairly early on in response to COVID-19 to set their teams up for remote working, and keeping them engaged.
Known as the Connector & Marketing Problem Solver, Sally Curtis has been honing her skills and helping clients in the areas of Sales, Business Growth & Marketing for over 25 years now.
Sally is one of our first certified practitioners. I decided to interview her about being an Influencer Certified Coach, how she’s built her practice and how the certification has helped her to build her brand.
One of the most common questions I get asked is, “Is media really worth it?”
So what I say to people is “yes, absolutely, however it depends on the stage of your practice and how much it’s growing and also depends on how clear you are around your message.”
This is a very special interview with the Founder of Media Stable Nic Hayes who is a trusted advisor to a large number of experts in Australia and well respected within the speaking community.
In this episode, we talk about building Midja’s personal brand as a leadership expert in the legal industry.
We talk about her books, why she uses the name Midja vs her name Melinda, the power of alter egos and the transition from corporate into building a consulting business.
Midja is an experienced mentor, facilitator and speaker, specialising in the areas of leadership development and company culture and values.
In this episode, we chat with Dr. Richard Huysmans, an expert in research translation and the work he’s doing with researchers and academics in universities and research institutes to access opportunities building their personal brand and leveraging LinkedIn to open doors for those opportunities.
Dr. Richard Huysmans is a research strategist and an expert in helping researchers get the best out of their training, their research and their career.
In this podcast interview, Nick and I talk about his new book “Better Business, Better Life,” and the challenges that small business owners have in growing their business.
Nick Barnsdall is a business growth expert, an experienced company director, business leader, professional investor, and sought-after business advisor. He has grown more than 34 businesses and is an investor and director of 12 across Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
In this podcast interview, Dr. Amy and I talked about trust, building psychological safety as part of business growth within teams to attract clients, and what experts and leaders need to do to increase psychological safety for high performance.
Dr. Amy Silver is a psychologist, speaker, author and mentor on building cultures of courageous collaboration for remarkable growth.
In this podcast interview with Kieran, we talk about the importance of creativity for the future of work especially on building your practice under yourname.com.
Kieran Flanagan is a Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of the Impossible Institute, a strategic think-tank that was created to Make Positive Change & Make Change Positive.
In this podcast episode, Tarran and I discuss why speaking is important for building your expert practice, the benefit of joining something like Professional Speakers Association (PSA) and how to leverage speaking to grow your business.
Tarran Deane is an internationally recognised expert, author and executive coach in the areas of Leadership, Change, and Communication.
In this podcast episode, Dr. Richard and I talk about building your personal brand, and why trust, control and systems thinking are so valuable for building businesses and personal brands.
Dr. Richard Hodge researches, teaches and applies systems thinking to some of the hardest problems that people face today. He teaches us ways of thinking and gives us the tools to translate care into lasting change.
In this podcast interview with Seth, he shares what he defines as “This is Marketing” in his new book and not “that,” and the power of early adopters in your marketing and communication strategy…and a lot more
Seth Godin is the author of 19 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages.
In this podcast episode, I have a wonderful chat with Keith about how he started his practice, what it takes to be an influencer and the challenges one faces in being an influencer. He also spoke about how his GoalDriverTM formula works.
Keith Abraham is the global authority on goal achievement and the creator of the GoalDriver Formula. A formula designed to accurately determine what energises and engages each individual, driving them to achieve their personal and professional goals with greater ease.
In this Podcast episode, I speak with Donna about her journey in building her personal brand, what makes her unique in a big category she’s playing in, and how important trust and influence are in building your tribe.
DONNA McGEORGE is a speaker, author, and mentor who helps people make their work work. Using a creative, practical approach, she improves workplace effectiveness while challenging thinking on leadership, productivity and virtual work.
Listen in as Chris and I talk things personal branding, the journey he has been through as an entrepreneur, and how personal branding has opened more doors for him.
Chris Ducker is a serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker, author, podcaster, blogger, who helps personal brands and business owners build successful profitable businesses.
In this episode, Deborah and I talk about her journey, the work that she does and what led her to where she is today.
As a swimming champion turned author & competitive performance expert, Deborah Gardner helps organisations and their professionals advance to new levels of success with a unique competitive mentality – streamline your goals for maximum winning results.
This Podcast is about helping inspire people to use their name as part of their business and business growth strategy because people buy from people at the end of the day.
Rowdy and I discuss how it is possible to play a big game even if you use yourname.com and the flexibility it gives you in doing that.
Get some tips from Rowdy as he shares his experiences and the things he wished he had done at the start of his business.
In this episode, Deb and I talk things personal branding and how building trust is fundamental in an organisation. Deb talks about how being in the brand you business gets you that work-life balance.
Deb Lange is a keynote speaker who helps senior executives, experts, entrepreneurs make sense of complexity, foster relationships and culture in organisations where people’s creativity flourishes.
In this episode, I look at visibility and everything around being seen and not allowing your pipeline to dry up. A recent conversation about content and marketing got me thinking about being visible and spam, as the constant flow of content is hard to manage and as more marketing material can cause people to turn off.I look at what to do and what to put out there.
In this episode, Dr. Emily and I look at personally branded businesses – making the transition to that from another business or previous company.
Dr. Emily Verstege is an expert on user experience and data analytics, author of how to build a digital revolution – It’s personal.
Helping businesses to be more humanised and on the forefront of digital data and making sure productivity is still there as technology happens fast and transformation doesn’t.
This episode is about LinkedIn in particular whether you need a business page or company page and how to manage it if you are creating one.
Your personal LinkedIn profile is an extension of your personal network and brand. It’s a way for you to connect on a personal level online. A business page is slightly different. While personal profiles have connections, company pages have followers.
In this episode, I talk about LinkedIn profiles and how everybody has a slightly different role to play in their organisation. To be found on LinkedIn and stand out from the crowd, it is important that your organisation’s staff profiles have a clear purpose. A person makes a decision about someone within the first three to four seconds of landing on their profile, so it is vital that your company’s profiles align with your organisation’s LinkedIn strategy.
In this episode, I discuss what makes you unique, what draws people to you and why your personality matters to help you stand out and help you grow your business, particularly if you have a personally branded business.
In a digitised world, the opportunity is there for you to stand out from the crowd. First and foremost, you need to maintain your ability to connect on a human level.
In this episode I speak with a fantastic guest who has been a business journalist, she’s reached an audience of over 20 million people with an estimated 1.4 million words in her time, so she knows what it takes to produce high quality, sticky content.
Kath Walters has written for some of Australia’s leading business publications including the BRW, The Financial Review, Smart Company, Boss, Crikey and Business Spectator. She’s been responsible for producing great content that helps get customers excited on a regular basis and says “It’s not just easy, it is really possible.”
In this episode, I have a discussion with creative genius Mykel Dixon about the work he does and his own personal branding in his industry. Listen as he relates his story on standing out.
Mykel Dixon is a keynote speaker and mentor who works in the field of artisan thinking and cultural architecture. He is an expert in unlocking business artistry. He helps senior executives, experts, entrepreneurs unleash their creativity and unlock their full self-expression.
This episode is about LinkedIn Groups and how they can build your personal brand; but also are they really worth the time, energy and effort as they can take a bit of work?
Some of the questions I get asked about running a LinkedIn group include:
- Why would I do it?
- Are there any advantages?
- What are the disadvantages?
This episode is all about LinkedIn and Personal Branding for CEOs. You might be the CEO or the rainmaker perhaps or a CEO who does have a strong personal brand that is part of the identity of the business. Today what I really want to do is to perhaps dispel a couple of myths about LinkedIn for CEOs.
The positioning that comes with being a CEO is a really powerful tool to be able to leverage that for business growth. I think CEOs are really missing a real opportunity to leverage their LinkedIn profile.
This episode is all about Thought Leadership. You might start to be noticing that there are more people contributing on LinkedIn. Maybe you might subscribe to Pulse on LinkedIn. Pulse is a curation tool or the tool that captures the topics that you might be interested in. So LinkedIn is not just about your profile being up there but it’s a way for you to position yourself as the expert in your field.
In this episode, I have a great conversation with Patrick about his passion and the parallel between climbing mountains and the consulting work he’s doing.
Patrick Hollingworth is a mountaineer, inspirational speaker, facilitator, author, CSP, TedX presenter who helps large organisations contend with uncertainty and adapt with changing circumstances.
This podcast is about storytelling and how it fits into your personally branded business and how it can help you stand out. One of my favourite things to do is travel and my favourite place in the world to go to is the US, I just love going there. I just find that it has so much vibrance, energy and I find generally Americans are very optimistic and are big-picture thinkers. They live in a world of possibility.
How does this relate to storytelling?
Likeability is about not being the show pony and about telling people how amazing you are.
I find that a lot of people think Personal Branding is this narcissistic “look at me” type of approach to building a business. But I don’t think it’s about that at all. I think it’s about being able to connect, inspire and engage your audience.
What type of user are you when it comes to your LinkedIn profile?
I interview an expert who is real, she’s poised, self-assured and she is Australia’s modern day expert on all things relating to sex, dating, relationships and everything in between. She has that incredible ability to normalise the subjects of sex and relationships and her fresh and balance counter views make them instantly relatable and approachable.
My guest is Dr. Nikki Goldstein and she speaks on the type of business she has and who she assists now.
What are the LinkedIn metrics and what do they mean for you and your LinkedIn profile?
5 keystone Points I look at in this episode for your profile:
- The first 4 seconds
- Original thought leadership and curation
- Action people take
- What you say to people
What is the Social Selling Index? Recently we have been fielding a lot of questions about this, as LinkedIn has introduced this and it can be found through your LinkedIn profile.
In this episode, I talk about whether or not it is time to start your business and quit your day job. In particular, I look at Purpose and if you know your purpose.
Anneli Blundell and I talk about the importance of making the decision to start a business and to have it branded in your own name – self-branding.
As a professional People Whisperer, Anneli has been working with leaders and teams to improve their communication and interpersonal intelligence for almost a decade. She brings to her clients a recognised expertise in the field of below conscious communication and motivation. She is obsessed with decoding people and performance dynamics for improved results.
I have a great conversation here with Gihan Perera about leveraging your thought leadership and how the internet has changed the world.
Gihan is considered by Forbes as in the top 5 influencers in the world in his field. He is a futurist and leader in helping companies use the internet which he has been using since 1987!! He was also one of the first people in Australia to have a web design business.
Grandfather Mathers’ love of shoes started as a shoe shine boy in Ipswich Qld. With borrowed money from friends to open his shoe store in 1923, Mathers shoes was born….
Tracey Mathers took the leap one day to take ownership of a gap that she could see, although still as ‘Tracey Mathers’ studio. To her, it was so obvious to maintain the name, especially after the family had spent so long nurturing the name.
I have a great conversation here with Lisa Phillips. Talk about high energy, passion and enthusiasm, Lisa has it! And that is a great indication of the person and what she in turn carries through in her business life. Lisa and I talk through marketing, branding and what has helped us in our business.
Lisa’s business – Amazing Coaching – is about coaching and helping people to gain confidence. She has been featured across Channel10, the SMH and the list goes on.
In this episode, I walk you through on how to set up your LinkedIn profile. One of the most frequent questions I get asked about is how to get your profile right on LinkedIn.
Listen in to follow what I talk about.
I have a great conversation with Simon about taking yourself as a brand and taking your organisation forward with technology. Simon goes through how he can help both individually and corporations like he has with Rio Tinto.
Simon Waller makes technology productive by helping people identify the right opportunities, the right technology and show them how to use it the right way.
I explore the advantages of having your name on the business such as ‘Ashley Consulting’. It allows people to be able to find you very easily. Building a personal connection and building rapport with people is so important with what Stacey does. So having the business name allows her to start building trust straight away.
Stacey Ashley helps people discover their potential and their capability through coaching. I talk with Stacey about her company and about positioning herself and her brand.
This is a subject that I’m passionate about. Obsessed with!! This is I have been helping people with for over 10 years. You will learn about the 6 levels of Positioning.
Soft power is a military term around getting an opponent to do what you want them to do without actually telling them. This is also a term and method used in Australia as a way of getting around ‘tall poppy syndrome.’ That is cutting down those we think are getting ‘too big.’
I talk about how to use soft power and why it is good for you and your business.
In this Podcast episode, I provide a blueprint as your guide to building your personal presence. Where and how do you start and in what sequence?
There are 6 elements to building your own presence.
Listen in as I walk you through each element, what you need to do in order to keep focused and what is going to happen if you don’t do it.