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Show Closure -Special Message From Annette

This is the end of Season 3 and maybe the Herpreneur Show altogether. I’m not entirely sure …what I am sure of is I’m feeling a bigger calling; and I’m taking things off my plate to ‘FEEL’ into it. To allow space for my next evolution to transpire. You can listen about the closure on this episode release. For now, thank you to my hardcore listeners; thank you for all your support and podcast reviews, downloads and shares. We will meet again soon…however that looks, is still to be unveiled!

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Of Gold & Dust with Samantha Wills

Samantha Wills is an Australian creative director, writer and speaker and educator.
Having built one of Australia’s best-known accessories brands, Samantha is passionate about sharing her insights into modern and creative entrepreneurship. Her desire to nurture, educate and support emerging founders and entrepreneurs saw her create the Samantha Wills Institute (previously the Samantha Wills Foundation) in 2016, a platform designed to empower women in business.

Spending a decade in New York City and working with production houses in Asia and India, as well as global office in France and Japan has provided Samantha a wealth of experience as it relates to Australian export and international business.

A celebrated entrepreneur, Samantha was inducted into the HER Business Hall of Fame in 2017, the same year she was a finalist for the coveted InStyle magazine Women of Style Awards in the entrepreneur category. In 2016, Samantha was nominated for Australian of the Year for her work with women in business, and has also been featured in Forbes, The Australian Business Review, Yahoo! Finance Young Investors and The New York Times.

A natural born storyteller, Samantha is an experienced and dynamic speaker and industry expert in the branding and creative entrepreneur space. Her message is always relatable, engaging and inspiring having spoken to sold our crowds around the world.
Samantha’s first book — a business memoir, of gold & dust — documents not only her professional experience as a company founder, but also the very personal and human elements that such a rise to success required, all with her signature vulnerability.

Committed to sharing the knowledge, lessons and resources she has accumulated over the last almost two decades in business, Samantha has created an online masterclass that is designed especially for creative founders working or looking to launch into the entrepreneurial space.
When asked by a journalist what was the key to her overnight success, Wills famously answered, “it took me twelve years to become an overnight success.”

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About Samantha

Samantha Wills is an Australian creative director, writer and speaker and educator. 

Samantha’s rise into the spotlight began in 2004 when as a 21 year old, she launched Samantha Wills Jewellery from the dining table of her share flat, not realizing at the time that she was building what would become one of Australia’s best-known accessories brands. 

Samantha is passionate about sharing her insights into modern and creative entrepreneurship. Her desire to nurture, educate and support emerging founders and entrepreneurs saw her create the Samantha Wills Foundation in 2016, a platform designed to empower women in business.

Spending a decade living in New York City and working with production houses in Asia and India, as well as global office in France and Japan has provided Samantha a wealth of experience as it relates to Australian export and international business.

A celebrated entrepreneur, Samantha was inducted into the HER Business Hall of Fame in 2017, the same year she was a finalist for the coveted InStyle magazine Women of Style Awards in the entrepreneur category. In 2016, Samantha was nominated for Australian of the Year for her work with women in business, and has been featured in Forbes, The Australian Business Review, Yahoo! Finance Young Investors and named a ‘Break Out Star’ by The New York Times.

A natural born storyteller, Samantha is a dynamic speaker and industry expert in the branding and creative entrepreneur space. Her message is always relatable, engaging and inspiring and has spoken to sold out crowds around the world. 

Samantha’s first book was released in early 2021— a business memoir titled, of gold & dust — which documents not only her professional experience as a company founder, but also the very personal and human elements that such a rise to success required, all with her signature vulnerability.

When asked by a journalist what was the key to her overnight success, Wills famously answered, “it took me twelve years to become an overnight success.”

 

Marketing to Mums? with Katrina McCarter

Marketing to Mums with Katrina McCarter

If your biggest target market are mums…then congratulations! Why? As you are targeting the latest market of buyers in the WORLD.

Yep; No Joke!

Did you know that Mothers world wide are responsible for spending more than the combined global brand valuations of the worlds top 100 Brands?

In todays Podcast, Katrina McCarter shares the biggest mistake that are being made when marketing to mums, what you need to consider when ramping up your marketing, and how to make a more niched message.

In her latest book ‘The Mother Of All Opportunities’ Katrina shares shocking insights of shopping statistic; what to expect for the next decade and also hardcore truths about what’s happening globally.

Todays interview is just touching the surface of what insights Katrina shares in her book; plus you can also get a weekly dose of her knowledge at her podcast show ’Marketing to Mums’. Enjoy todays episode, it’s an intelligent conversation that will help up level your marketing strategy.

Annette

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About Katrina

Katrina McCarter is the founder of Marketing to Mums, a marketing and research consultancy based in Melbourne, Australia.

Katrina is a marketing strategist, best-selling author, speaker and business advisor, who specialises in helping business owners and brand sell more effectively to the world’s most powerful consumer, Mums. A prolific researcher into mothers’ behaviours, Katrina has published two books: Marketing to Mums in 2016 and The Mother of All Opportunities launched in New York in 2019.

An award-winning businesswoman and mother of three, Katrina is a sought after international speaker and regular contributor to business media. In 2020 she was named on Remodista’s Women2Watch list of 100 global leaders in business disruption.

 

Emotional Intelligence - Power Up Your Success with Amy Jacobson

Emotional Intelligence – Power Up Your Success with Amy Jacobson

Did you know that your emotions drive all your actions?…and those actions will be in direct proportion to how successful you are.

Also the importance of how your communication within your business, within your sales process will make a positive or negative impact in your results.

Today we speak to Emotional Intelligence expert Amy Jacobson who walks us through hot usable tips that will not just get your sales cranking BUT also be a great tip for us mums with our kids when it comes to negotiation and drawing out conversations.

From Meeting room tips to personal performance tips.
This action packed interview helps you up level to your next grander version of you.

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About Amy

Amy Jacobson is an EI and human behaviour specialist, delivering emotional intelligence insights & workshops across Australia and the international markets.

As the Wiley published Author of ‘Emotional Intelligence: A simple and actionable guide to increasing performance, engagement and ownership’, and a Media Personality across television, radio and print, Amy’s mission is to break down misconceptions around E.I. and help as many people as possible to increase their emotional intelligence.

With over 19 years’ experience of more than doubling engagement and market brand scores, whether the focus is on corporate workshops, keynote speaking, corporate programs and workshops or 1:1 coaching, both her passion and her determination to help people to grow and Find their ‘y’ is unparalleled.

Combining her balance of tough love and infectious energy, using custom- developed tools and systems, Amy creates purpose-driven teams who get results!

 

People Stuff with Zoë Routh

People Stuff with Zoë Routh

In business your biggest obstacle are always around these two areas; growing revenue v’s profit and growing your dream-team.

As soon as you start to grow your team you realise pretty quickly, the more you master your communication skills the better you can lead your team.

Zoë Routh known to many as one of Australia’s leading expert in leadership; shares “How we do the people stuff, really matters” so much so her latest book ‘People Stuff’ was awarded Best Management and HR book of the year.

Many women in business deal with high amounts of stress…on a daily basis. Part of this stress is learning to deal with different behaviour, conflicts, motivators of our team. Understanding what sparks the flight and fight responses is the difference in how we can truly help you and your team thrive. This is what Zoë calls The 4 Devils and has dedicate a large portion of her book giving examples of how to harness these skills.

Also in this episode Zoë unveils her 5 Archetypes Of Leadership. Walking us through each Archetype and the power behind knowing when it’s required to sit in each area and why.

If you have a team of staff or starting to grow your team in anyway shape or form (as let’s face it; many of us have moved to more of a virtual office these days), you’ll find this interview extremely impactful, and I’d say it’s a must listen and also grab Zoë’s book People stuff.

Enjoy xx
Annette

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About Zoë

Zoë Routh is one of Australia’s leading experts on people stuff in leadership. She helps leaders and teams overcome silos and turf wars to work better together.

She has worked with individuals teams internationally and in Australia since 1987. From the wild rivers of northern Ontario to the remote regions of Australia, Zoë has spent the last thirty years showing teams struggling with office politics and silos how to work better together.

Zoë is the author of four books: Composure – How centered leaders make the biggest impact, Moments – Leadership when it matters most and Loyalty – Stop unwanted stuff turnover, boost engagement, and build lifelong advocates. Her fourth book, People Stuff – Beyond Personality problems – An Advanced Handbook for leadership, won BOOK OF THE YEAR at the Australian Business Book Awards 2020.

Her past leadership roles include Chair of the Outdoor Council of Australia, President of the Chamber of Women in Business, and Program Manager at the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation. Zoë is also the producer of the Zoë Routh Leadership Podcast.

Zoë is an outdoor adventurist and enjoys telemark skiing, has run 6 marathons, survived cancer, is a one-time belly-dancer, and loves hiking in the high country. She is married to a gorgeous Aussie and is mother to a geriatric garden-wrecking chicken.

 

HerBusiness with Suzi Dafnis

HerBusiness with Suzi Dafnis

Starting in her spare bedroom to building an $18Mil business; it’s safe to say Suzi knows a thing or two about business.

Suzi Danfis, CEO of HerBusiness, lead the way in building one of Australia’s largest community of business women. She was one of the very first early adopters to online education through webinars ( on GoTo Webinar…zoom didn’t even exist back then!) sharing world class experts and education sessions to her members. Yours truly even graced the opportunity to teach her members a session on Sales Conversions…I remember it like it was yesterday even though it was approx 11 years ago.

Today HerBusiness is a global brand teaching entrepreneurs how to grow their business, get results and how to effectively scale their business without overwhelm.

In this interview you learn:

The evolution of Herbusiness
The #1 obstacle business women face
The Most Important thing any business owners needs to have to get growth without overwhelm
The elements of business that helps it be more sustainable
The 5 Day Find Your Focus Challenge

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About Suzi

Suzi Dafnis is the CEO of HerBusiness, a collaborative online community of women who are growing and scaling a business.

Her BIG passion is helping women business owners to create the impact, the income and the results that they want through their business and to do what they love, every day.

For over 25 years HerBusiness has provided mentoring and training to help women grow a sustainable business. To move away from a hobby business to profitable, viable business.

Suzi started her first business in the spare room of her home in my late 20s, with no savings and no business degree and built that into an $18million business with 45 staff and offices in Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

She has grown multiple multimillion-dollar businesses.
•Online businesses
•Offline businesses.
•Product-based businesses.
•And service businesses.

Suzi is passionate about personal development and the inner game of being an entrepreneur – the mindset, confidence and willingness to show up as yourself, each and every day.

A love of learning and knowledge, Suzi sources the best education, mentors and resources from around the globe, to help her HerBusiness Network members get the information, skills, knowledge and support they need to succeed.

An early adopter to social media, Suzi had been podcasting and running webinars since since 2007. Suzi and her team have been recognised through multiple awards including City of Sydney’s best educational business, Best online mentoring program, Best Business Blog, and the Woman of Influence Award.

 

Fitcover with Nova Jane

Fitcover ‘The Story Behind Sweat Proof make Up’

From fitness models to the everyday girl working out and posting on Instagram the conversation around wearing makeup when working out today is the norm.

Though the concept of Fitcover started way before Instagram was a BIG THING.

Yep, thats right …

As most amazing products that are launched; they usually always come from the founder searching to find an answer to their own pain.

Nova Jane, Founder of Fitcover a natural mineral-based makeup to wear when you workout…and not clog the pores.

Nova was an acne sufferer who also LOVES to work out. Like every acne suffer being embarrassed of their acne, they are always looking at how they can fix it OR cover it up.

Though the more Nova covered it up, the worst it got. Especially when she was training at the gym.

Until one day it dawned on her ” Why isn’t there a mineral makeup that you can wear to the gym that ‘stays’ and doesn’t affect my skin”?

Today Nova has built a huge following on Instagram, has a team of 6 staff helping pack and ship the Fitcover products all while she continues to build her workout makeup empire.

Fitcover is carving the way being the first in Australia to combine two massive markets together; ‘Health & Fitness’ and ‘Makeup’

In this interview, you’ll hear the journey of creating a new concept to the marketplace, all the way through to the importance of relying on your ‘gut’ even when everyone tells you it isn’t going to work.

Enjoy!

Annette

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About Nova

Nova Jane is an Australian entrepreneur who launched a movement that brought together the beauty and fitness industries. Through her brainchild, Fitcover, she is bridging the gap between fitness and makeup through Fitcover products.

Fitcover is available online worldwide. She is constantly motivating, inspiring, and empowering active women to keep moving towards a positive, healthy, and active lifestyles. In the age of social media filters, she gets her message about real issues women face in the most honest and refreshing way.

 

PD Warrior with Melissa McConaghy

Do you have message that is so strong you can’t ignore it?

You fear that you’ll be ridiculed at the start, but the evidence is so strong you really want to get it out there?

Then this is the interview for you.

This episode is with Melissa McConaghy who was an expert in her field ; who spoke up about new findings that had her pulled over the coals and nearly lost her reputation in doing so.

Today we hear her journey from a specialist to now a leader and business owner of PD Warrior.

We hear the journey of how Melissa stumbled upon evidence of a better way to treat Parkinson patients and turned this powerful research into a business that now services people worldwide.

 

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About Melissa

Melissa is a clinician, educator, author, entrepreneur and thought leader. Recognised as a Specialist Neurological Physiotherapist in 2010 by the Australian College of Physiotherapists, she holds this title as one of only 8 in Australia. Academically, she also holds a Master of Health Science (Neurological Physiotherapy) and Grad. Certificate in Public Health. Melissa has been very active in the Australian Physiotherapy Association and currently sits on the NSW Branch Council. She is past chair of the Neurology Chapter in NSW and NSW National Representative. Currently, Melissa holds the position as Co-director of the International Neurological Physical Therapy Association (INPA) for the World Confederation for Physical Therapy.

As an educator, Melissa has taught thousands of physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, and fitness professionals in topics ranging across Stroke, Polio, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and Technology in Rehab. She presents regular evening lectures and workshops for the Australian Physiotherapy Association as well as for PD Warrior and Advance Rehab Centre. Melissa has also presented at many National and International Conferences as an invited speaker and has recently been appointed Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University.

Melissa also coordinates the internship programs for Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists with ACU and Macquarie University. Melissa established Advance Rehab Centre in 2006 as a specialist neurological outpatient and home-based rehab facility and she has grown this to a team of 75staff with an outstanding clinical track record and team culture. The centre is dedicated to clinical excellence and innovation and has produced some world-class programs, least of all, PD Warrior, which became an independent entity in 2015. Advance Rehab Centre was awarded the Australian Allied Health Practice Excellence Award in 2019 and was a finalist in the HESTA Excellence awards and Small Business Champions Business of the Decade in 2020. PD Warrior is now taught and licensed internationally to other physiotherapists and health professionals in four languages across 10 countries. Melissa is an active CEO of both companies.

As a thought leader, Melissa has led the way creating exercise programs incorporating intensive neuroplasticity training principles for people with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke and brain injury. In 2018, Melissa pioneered the first online global Summit for Parkinson’s disease, using cutting edge technology, this three-day summit was streamed live into people’s homes removing the need for travel and accommodation expenses, well before COVID demanded this transition to digital conferences. This summit has since raised $150,000 for global Parkinson’s charities and has hosted over 150 world class speakers.

In 2020, Melissa purchased the first LEXO® End-effector Robotic Gait Trainer in the world and leads the way in the use of Robotics and technology in rehabilitation in Australia.

As an author, she published the Amazon Best Seller “The New Parkinson’s Treatment: Exercise is Medicine” in 2014 which has since gained distribution rights with Simon and Schuster and is into it’s second edition. She also
contributed to the publication “The Late Effects of Polio: Managing Muscles and Mobility” as part of the Polio Australia Clinical Advisory Group.

Melissa is the winner of several awards including Australian Physiotherapist of the Year in 2019 and APA Contribution to the Profession Award in 2019 and in 2020, Melissa was awarded as the Small Business Champions Entrepreneur of the Year.

 

Working In Your Feminine Energy with Ainslie Young

Businesswomen are burning out BIG TIME.

Sadly, it’s happening more now in the past 5 years in comparison to the past decade.

WHY?

Because more women are starting business than men

yet we are working like men… (we explain more on that in the interview)

I have been passionate and preaching this topic for the past 3 years

as I had my dash with burning out and deep down I KNEW the way I was working was NOT GOOD!

It had to change!

So sharing this interview on the show has me BEYOND excited.

Ainslie Young is a Feminine Embodiment Coach and Mentor.

She shares ‘The 5 levels of disassociation’ that we as women go through before we have a breakdown or a breakthrough.

Also besides teaching us her tricks of the trade-in how to tap into our feminine energy.

Ainslie also shares the specifics around how to work based on your menstrual cycles and the different strengths we have during that month.

Such a great eye-opening interview, especially for those who have yet explored this education and really want to make a change in how to work in FLOW and less stress.

Enjoy
Annette

 

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About Ainslie

Ainslie Young is a Feminine Embodiment Business Coach & Mentor who is passionate about partnering with female business leaders and showing them how to work smarter not harder, by combining feminine marketing strategies with their inner body wisdom so they too can create successful and sustainable businesses on their own terms.

Ainslie can be described as a heart-centred strategist thanks to her university qualifications in psychology and marketing, her life coaching and feminine embodiment certifications plus her extensive corporate experience in marketing coupled with her own entrepreneurial adventure across product and service based businesses.

In addition to her high-end mentoring and consulting, she also runs sold out workshops, retreats and intimate in-person business mastermind events in both Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.

In 2018 Ainslie was awarded a Hong Kong Women’s Leadership in Business award and has been a Finalist in the Beautiful You International Coach of The Year category 2017-2018 and Emerging Coach of The Year category 2016-2017, plus was listed as a Young Entrepreneur To Watch in Anthill Magazine’s ‘30 Under 30 Rising Stars.’

She has been featured multiple times in the Australian Press including The Sunday Telegraph and the Collective Magazine and she also has her own podcast, ‘Feminine Business School’ that debuted at #1 on iTunes in Hong Kong and Singapore and #2 in Australia.

Ainslie is obsessed with her ‘cute as a button’ daughter Xanthe, writing and consuming words, almond croissants, and swimming in the ocean (although she doesn’t get to do it often living in Asia!). You can learn more about Ainslie over at her website startingwitha.com