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business and people success stories, conversations & ideas. 3 types of episodes 1. xpresso learning shots - 15 secs to 1 min long bite-size learning, on the go practical tips for self, team & business. 2. the succes-side: a preparedness series, where i speak to HR / LnD Heads on people capabilities & employee engagement now & post covid19. 3. the leader next-door: Success stories of people who live around us a friend, a neighbour, a colleague, family-member, people who have made it big and a ...
 
Break Free From Corporate - Be Your Own Boss is the only podcast of its kind, designed especially for entrepreneurs that have come from the corporate world. Whether you are still in your corporate job waiting to break out and get your business idea off the ground, or if you are transitioning out of the corporate world to running your business full-time, or if you have already left the corporate world and have already made the transition yet seem to be stuck and unsure of how to get your busi ...
 
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In this podcast, Steven shares his journey out of engineering, a field he has studied and worked so hard to excel at, and where he had moved up as far as he could on the corporate ladder. In one of his last jobs at Samsung, he experienced his darkest hours where his health took a toll fuelled with alcohol consumption. It was also during this time t…
 
In this podcast, Daniel shares the journey of how his parents came to Australia during the Vietnam war as refugees with absolutely no money and no possessions. In his words, they were so poor that they would run out of food. Daniel believed that to be successful in life you had to be born into wealth and therefore he had no dreams. Using Tom Cruise…
 
In this podcast, Dave shares his journey that started back in the day, when he worked for the Kodak factory during his time at college. His career saw him try his hand at various different jobs in broadcasting as a radio and television instructor covering all aspects of the business from lead anchor to marketing and advertising, even writing award …
 
In this podcast, Caitlin shares her story of balancing a high pressured corporate marketing role at the agency where she worked and had to make a tough decision when her son was born with a heart condition. In searching for answers she turned to Google and was blown away with what she was discovering and often people would ‘fact-check’ for themselv…
 
In this podcast, Raj shares how he was able to shift his mindset by following successful people, which led him out of his corporate job as an IT/Computer Consultant towards becoming a successful Real Estate Investor that saw him featured on late night TV. This enabled him to quit his full time job. However, when the housing market crashed, he had t…
 
In this podcast, Ray Homsany shares his journey from being a teacher who loved what he did, to finding himself stuck in the red tape and administrative bureaucracy within the education industry. Ray loves teaching Maths, English and Science to his students, however was finding that because of the breakages in the system, he was not able to offer th…
 
In this podcast, Kay shares her journey that started as a youth worker for deaf kids, then saw her become an MMA fighter and then a police officer for several years. Whilst she loved her job, Kay noticed she was so badly affected by stress that her skin gave way and her throat almost closed up! In an effort to address this, she knew she needed a ch…
 
In this podcast, Tara shares how she left her job as a graphic designer working in the surf industry on the South coast of New South Wales, Australia. Tara loved what she did and her work took her around the world to capture images to promote their brand. It was during this period she met her husband who also worked at the surf brand as a graphic d…
 
In this podcast, Tracy shares her journey growing up in Northern Queensland, Australia with her dad being a Flying doctor and having to travel and change schools constantly. This taught her resilience as a kid growing up. Her 30+ year career as a teacher and principal in remote parts of Queensland made her witness a lot of troublesome issues like b…
 
In this podcast, Gail shares her journey of trying to find out what her passion was. Starting from her early days she completed speech and theatre degree and wanting to be a stage manager and work in theatre and with her interest in sales, she ended up in Television in Chicago area working as a sales manager. Whilst she loved the fast paced life, h…
 
In this podcast, Johann shares his amazing journey which started when he was 15 working for McDonalds and then Hugo Boss where he was top sales consultant. When he found out that he wasn’t being rewarded well enough and these were his early experiences working for others. He graduated with honours in genetically modified canola, only to find out sh…
 
In this podcast, Zahrina shares her journey from the corporate world where she was in Marketing for fashion powerhouse Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH) and was doing really well. She was achieving great results professionally, however unfortunately became the subject of bullying from one of her colleagues. This ended up affecting her skin and was…
 
In this podcast, Angel shares his journey that started in Spain where he worked for several hi-tech companies helping CEO’s and C-level executives to accelerate the growth of their business, as a business development expert, training sales teams and uncovering hidden gems within the company. This took him to the Americas and Latin America. He reall…
 
In this podcast, Getrude shares her transformational journey that has taken her and her family from their home country of Zimbabwe in Africa across the world throughout Asia, Europe, United States and New Zealand. Her parents instilled her with important life skills which included having a long-term vision and using her creative skills to solve eve…
 
In this podcast, James shares his journey of studying Arts and Law and qualifying as a lawyer but never ending up in the profession, often cited as someone who was too ‘hip hop’. This was the universe signalling that he was meant for something else. He started his career in public relations, corporate affairs and investor relations at a large telco…
 
In this podcast, Scott shares how he started off his career as a chartered accountant working for a national engineering group and then went onto work for a large tobacco company where he got a wide range of experience including roles in financial accounting, internal auditing and even marketing management and was able to see the big picture of how…
 
In this podcast, Alex shares his exciting journey on how he got started in business. From his early days as a courier driver and being a rifleman in the Australian army, Alex learnt a lot about structure, discipline and hard work. Also, his time at university once again reinforced the importance of having structure and his desire to learn set him u…
 
In this podcast, Kevin shares how his rather fun journey in and out of corporate to entrepreneur and business visionary. From his early days as a data analyst and web designer, Kevin worked out he loved to figure out how stuff worked and spent his time learning, creating and designing. His definition of ‘work’ was doing what he loved and he spent m…
 
In this podcast, Amy shares how she began her journey in the corporate world working in several roles ranging from customer service to financial planning and it wasn’t till early on in her marriage that an opportunity for her husband Alan and her to enter the hospitality business as restaurant owners became a reality. Amy shares all the highs and l…
 
In this podcast, Anfernee shares his adventurous journey that took him from the shores of Australia across the world to Canada and then across the world again to his ancestral birthplace of Laos. Anfernee has done everything from being a team leader at a large corporate call centre, to project management, sales consultant and marketing advisor in v…
 
In this podcast, James shares how he started his career in the corporate world in Sales and very quickly decided that he wanted to help others succeed more than just pursuing individual achievement. He then went into Sales management which unfortunately came with a pay cut, however, this led him to gain experience in becoming more of a coach and me…
 
reThink - reForm - reBoot the preparedness podcast series, where we bring industry leaders to discuss, take stock & reinvent the way we look at people capabilities & employee engagement now & post covid19. Our speaker Padmini's advice for the 'other-side' ARCLE 1. Agility 2. Resilience 3. Communication 4. Leadership 5. Empathy Check out our previou…
 
In this podcast, Melina shares her journey from her early days working in retail sales where she was quickly thrust into management and developed a unique ability to assess people, understand where they were coming from and find creative ways to solve problems. Her early ventures into photography and wedding expos saw her question the way the indus…
 
In this podcast, Geoff shares his story that took him as a young man around the world in search of his passion. Starting off as an architect of buildings, Geoff realised he could never be satisfied doing the same thing over and over. He was a creative soul that needed to be free and just couldn’t see himself confined to being at a desk or cubicle f…
 
In this podcast, Daniel shares his story of how he faced a tough choice of staying in a corporate IT job that would compromise his integrity with the direction the business was heading. After deciding this was not the path for him, he made a conscious effort to pursuing something that he was more passionate about, even though at that stage he could…
 
In this podcast, Melo shares a journey that has taken him several times around the world to find his true passion in life. Melo learned to manage highly challenging and stressful situations, build mental endurance and rise above adversity from his life lessons on the road where he cycled, trekked and travelled over 30,000km’s around the planet on h…
 
In this podcast, Frank shares his personal journey of how he made the daring choice to pave his own path and leave behind a well-established career in the corporate world. In his early 20’s he was already a successful marketing and product manager for some of the biggest brand names in the country like Cadbury, Kraft and Uncle Tobys. However, Frank…
 
In this podcast, Sandy shares her journey from her earlier time in Canada to her home in Australia and the challenges of being in an executive role as HR director of big companies as well as balancing her time as wife and mother of 2 young children. Sandy saw that there was a major lack of care and services that were being offered to people that we…
 
In this podcast, Terry bares all in sharing his journey from humble beginnings that saw his family flee on a boat during the Vietnam war. Coming to Australia with literally nothing but the clothes on his back and growing up with a single Mum from an early age, Terry appreciated how hard it was to survive and work hard for your money. He saw others …
 
The Ping Pong Technique Focused & Diffused approaches for creative problem solving 1. #Focused - concentrate on issue / challenge to understand root causes 2. #Diffused - take a break, relax & look at things from different or big-picture perspective both are equally important, switch between the two to get creative solutions. #pingpongtechnique #cr…
 
4 key steps to drive Customer Loyalty now & post #covid19 Pandemic Loyalty Playbook 1. Acknowledge the human condition 2. Make loyalty your customer lifeline 3. Use your program to activate the human drive to bond 4. Be open to transparency beyond your loyalty program Recognize the Power of Your Loyalty Program to Reaffirm Customer Commitment. #bre…
 
Have a hard time saying No to people business or personal Try 3 As : 1. #Appreciate the requester and / or request ….thanks for approaching but .. 2. #Alternatives …offer options …can we do it on other date? 3. #Acknowledge the outcome …I am glad we figured out a plan So bro, just say no but with WHY! YOUR TURN: · What do you think of this approach…
 
5 steps to create impactful presentations using 'The Feynman Technique' 1. Pick the topic 2. brainstorm to understand 3. Identify gaps 4. re-create new understanding 5. repeat the process. Andrea D'Souza Breakfree Consulting (I) Pvt Ltd #presentationskills #presentationdevelopment #feynmantechnique #leadershiptips #busineesstips #xpressoshots #brea…
 
reThink - reForm - reBoot Sampark's advice for the 'success -side' It doesnt matter how you start, what matters is "how you end" 1. #StayPositive 2. #BeConfident 3. #BePersevering 4. #BePatient its all bookiesh but it worked for him, so, it's worth a try! You can reach Sampark Sachdeva Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/samparksesampark/ LinkedI…
 
reThink - reForm - reBoot Manish's advice for the 'success -side' reBoot YourSelf by practicing 3 simple steps 1. #Start – What should I/We start doing? - Things that are not being done, but should be done - Things that are new & worth trying or experimenting with 2. #Stop – What should I/We stop doing? - Things that are not working or cost effecti…
 
reThink - reForm - reBoot We bring industry leaders to discuss, take stock & reinvent the way we look at people capabilities & employee engagement now & post covid19. DA's advice for the 'other-side' Identify your unique ability in 'Being' and 'Doing' 4 simple steps: 1. Unique Ability - Seek feedback from people around you to "identify your unique …
 
reThink - reForm - reBoot We bring industry leaders to discuss, take stock & reinvent the way we look at people capabilities & employee engagement now & post covid19. Gitesh's advice for the 'other-side' Practice HR Spirit : Always Keeping Employees At The Center. 3 simple steps: 1. Connect - Be accessible, Be Available on daily / weekly basis. 2. …
 
Top in-demand soft skill to stand out #LinkedInLearning recommended. Practice following key steps: 1. Understand / Accept your own emotions and others emotions. 2. Express emotions in non offence ways 3. Manage situations / issues / problems from other's perspective. Whatever your goals are for 2020 - to take on a bigger project - start a new job -…
 
reThink - reForm - reBoot the preparedness podcast series, where we bring industry leaders to discuss, take stock & reinvent the way we look at people capabilities & employee engagement now & post covid19. Our speaker Bob's advice for the 'other-side' "Affect whay you can Affect" 4 simple. steps 1. Share Knowledge - start sharing your knowledge, ex…
 
Top in-demand soft skill to stand out #LinkedInLearning recommended. Practice following key steps: 1.#whatif scenarios - what-if it / things change ? 2. Keep trying & always be open for 'new' & 'different' #IDEAs 3. Actively learn to #Unlearn & #reLearn 4. #StayPositive things will be work-out Whatever your goals are for 2020 - to take on a bigger …
 
reThink - reForm - reBoot the preparedness podcast series, where we bring industry leaders to discuss, take stock & reinvent the way we look at people capabilities & employee engagement now & post covid19. Our Speaker Ritu's advice for the other-side; 4 steps that will help all of us to get to the "other-side" 1. #PlanB - Always ready with a altern…
 
Top in-demand soft skill to stand out #LinkedInLearning recommended. 1. SET GOALs - Create a clear and compelling cause. 2. BRING 'RIGHT SKILLS SETs' - Leverage team-member strengths. 3. #DELEGATE - Foster greater work thru clear roles & authority 4. #BRAINSTORM - Foster cohesion between team members. 5. RESOLVE CONFLICTs - Foster cohesion between …
 
reThink - reForm - reImagine - reBoot - reInvent the preparedness podcast series, where we bring industry leaders like to discuss, take stock and reinvent the way on HR / Lnd look at people capabilities & employee engagement now and post covid19. Our Speaker Teresa McNeill's advise for the 'other-side' DON'T ACT in a CRISIS MODE ACT in a SUSTAINABL…
 
3 small practical and powerful steps which will lead to a domino effect in achieving Mindful state - Step 1 : Breathing - 10 minutes daily for at least a week (though evidence suggests that mindfulness increases the more you practice it). - Step 2 : Feeling - 5 minutes daily, feel your surrounding, close your eyes and listen to the world around. - …
 
#LinkedInLearning recommended Whatever your goals are for 2020— to take on a bigger project, start a new job, lead a team— learning this skill can help you stand out for that next opportunity. - Take Risks, do more than what you are told to do. - Be different, Be random, try new things - F**K Opinions, spill your mind, be curious, ask questions - B…
 
Writing is a great exercise for anyone and by expressing yourself in a personal place is a wonderful way to stay sane. Journal writing is the simple and powerful way to - Happiness - Clarity of thoughts - Productivity - Creativity - WellBeing We keep a lot of things in our heads, but we put less down on paper. All those thoughts and ideas bouncing …
 
Learn to Respond, Not React The truth is, we often react without thinking. It’s a gut reaction, often based on fear and insecurities, and it’s not the most rational or appropriate way to act. Responding, on the other hand, is taking the situation in, and deciding the best course of action based on values such as reason, compassion, cooperation, etc…
 
1. Important thing to remember about the rule is, it states the imbalance and it could be any ratio. You might find it as 60/3 if 60% of results are caused by just 3% of total efforts. 2. As mentioned in point #1, application of this rule is not totally mathematical. We have limited time and its not possible to complete every task that we have on o…
 
Carrol Dweck There are two main mindsets we can navigate life with: growth and fixed. Having a growth mindset is essential for success. Individuals who believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others) have a growth mindset. They tend to achieve more than those with a more fixed mindset (those who be…
 
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