Monthly Archives: July 2016

Women in business… Part 2

Last week we took a look at female entrepreneurs and the unique challenges facing their entry into the world of business ownership.


This week we continue the conversation with another 2 formidable female entrepreneurs. This time though we speak with 2 women that have started businesses that are outside what could be considered the norm.


My first guest, Elysse Daniels started a company called “Exodus Wear”, the daughter of self employed parents she had decided early on that she never wanted to get into business for herself. Instead Elysse studied marketing at University and was convinced her path lay climbing the ladder within a multi national. However 6 months out of uni she found herself disliking her career choice and wondering what she really wanted to do. As a stop gap measure she asked her parents to take her into the family business, it was after accepting a job to help out a family member of an employee that the entrepreneur bug bit.


Now, 6 years on Elysse has a very successful business, a solid profile as a young entrepreneur and is looking to expand her business internationally. All by designing and making customisable jackets for high schools, dance studio’s and the odd celebrity.


Check out Elysse’s business, Exodus Wear at:


My second guest for the day started her business to solve a problem she had while still working for a large corporate firm. A busy mum trying to juggle work / kids and family Elke was struggling to find reputable contractors to help out with bits and pieces around her home. After lamenting about the issues with her now business partner, the 2 ladies decided to solve the problem by creating their own business.


Urban You is an online portal where time poor professionals can schedule professional service contractors to complete those odd jobs around the house that you just don’t have time to do. The business  has seen enviable growth since it launched around 3 years ago, and the dynamic duo behind the business have recently undergone a complete name change and capital raise to create a business that fits exactly what their clients were asking for.


Elke shares with me the learning she took away from the capital raise, how their idea for the business has morphed over the years and what her philosophy on staff is.


If you would like to know more about Elke or Urban You you can check the website out at:


2 businesses and 2 guests that do not fit your traditional ‘run of the mill’ kind of business model. 2 formidable female entrepreneurs waving the flag for all women in business and inspiring us to keep on our path and keep forging ahead.

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Women in Business

The Australian Bureau of Statistics indicate that 34% of all business operators in Australia are now female. With this number growing by a whopping 46% over the last 20 years. This week I chat with 3 female business owners about some of the challenges that face females in business today.

We talk self sabotage with ‘Discovery Coach’, Natasha Vanzetti, the ‘gender agenda’ with Time Styler, Kate Christie and how we could all learn to be in the present a little more with Bernadette Blake from Be Empowered Now.

My guests share some of their own experiences in starting their own business, and the hurdles they believe face all women who want to be their own boss.

So join me, won’t you, as we take a look at how the scales are tipping in favour of women in the business ownership world and some of the baggage we may still need to leave behind.

You can find out more about each of my guests this week by checking out their websites:

Discovery Coach Natasha Vanzetti

Time Styler Kate Christie

Bernadette Blake from Be Empowered Now

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Walking with the black dog Pt1

Welcome back to the start of Season 3, I hope you enjoyed the couple of week break and managed to catch up on a bunch of your other favourite podcasts.

It struck me when I was putting together topics for this season that we have seen our audience grow around the world over the last 12 months and that we have a significant portion of our audience that may not have caught any of our earlier episodes.

With that in mind I have decided to start this season by re sharing my 2 favorite episodes from Season one. Now technically it was one episode split into a two parter, but for me the content is probably some of the most important that we’ve ever covered on this show.

Mental health awareness is something that is extremely close to my own heart. I’ve walked with the black dog for a good part of my teenage and adult life and I’ve lost my best friend to depression. It is my belief that with the numbers we are seeing in society dealing with some kind of mental health issue that this subject needs to be talked about.

So to kick off Season 3 we are taking a walk down memory lane and replaying the two part episode on mental health awareness.

I hope you enjoy it, I hope you take away strategies you can implement in your own life and I’ll see you back here in 2 weeks for the ‘real’ kick off to season 3.