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Are you a creative who wants to make a full-time living from your passion project? Then this podcast is for you. Each week, we interview a successful creative who quit the corporate business world and made their creative dream pay.Forget navel-gazing, highfalutin creative talk, and learn actionable business steps from creative minds who have turned their creative passion into their life's work...creative work that pays good money.Forget the saying 'poor and struggling artist' and hear from a ...
 
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This week, as we close off Season 3 of the podcast, I thought I'd give a wrap-up of my year in the business and let you know what strategies I've used to grow Red Platypus throughout 2022. In this episode, I talk about: - Social media and why it's important to consider what channels you're on and why. - How LinkedIn has leveraged my business. - Why…
 
This week on the podcast, I talk with Sarah Green, a wedding celebrant and one of the four owners of White Chalk Road, the longest-running search engine optimisation (SEO) company in Australia. Firstly we covered the business of officiating weddings and spoke about: How fulfilling it is to be a part of a couple’s milestone day. How Sarah become a c…
 
This week on the Committed Creative Podcast, I sat down with Nikki from Nikki C Coaching to chat about how she helps women to build confidence around their bodies. If you feel uncomfortable when you look in the mirror, then you need to listen to this podcast. Especially if you are a mum to little girls. In this podcast, we talk about how: Nikki hel…
 
Have you ever thought about launching a business that doesn’t yet exist? Tracy Murray, aka The Glasses Lady, did just that after seeing how many people felt frustrated with the glasses-buying process after their optical appointments. As someone who is technically legally blind (thank goodness for contact lenses!) I can completely understand how the…
 
Rebekah Lambert is the founder of Unashamedly Creative, a business helping social entrepreneurs thrive. There are many arms to Bek’s business - content creator, social media guru, coach, and strategy and planning services. But Rebekah is so much more than just her business. Bek runs a wildly successful Facebook group called The Freelance Jungle whi…
 
Kate de Jong is a business and marketing strategy coach for business owners who want meaning, results and impact - minus the struggle. After losing two pregnancies, Kate realised something needed to change in the way she was living her life. Her high stress was impacting her lifestyle and so she decided to quit her high-powered engineering job and …
 
Karen suffered the ultimate, heartbreaking loss when her son was found dead in her garden one morning. Experiencing this devastating loss completely changed the trajectory of Karen's life - she quit her job as a high-powered Chief Financial Officer of a publicly listed company as she began to work through her grief. She's now a best-selling interna…
 
Megan is a bright and bubbly product photographer - and her personality completely aligns with the types of photos she takes for her clients. Founder of the Colour Pop Studio, Megan has only been running her photography business since COVID but already it has seen great success. In this podcast, we chat about how: - Megan decided to start Colour Po…
 
This week on the podcast, I chat with Hope Connolly, Founder of Perth Staged to Sell. Hope founded her business a few years ago after health issues with her eyes meant she could no longer spend days in front of the computer. Before staging homes for sale, Hope owned a successful graphic design business and also founded a photography studio. In this…
 
This week on the podcast, I chat with Sandra Tricoli, Director of Savvy Creations PR. While Sandra helps businesses land in the media, she also helps them increase their profiles on social media, namely through LinkedIn. Sandra started her business six years ago when she was made redundant from her journalism job, and has never looked back. In this…
 
This week on the podcast, I chat to Kate Rowen, personal trainer and founder of the fitness business Fifty Fitness. Kate started her business during COVID, after she took a redundancy from her University Lecturer position. Her business focuses on training the over 50s and she's found a real niche market in Perth. In this podcast, we chat about: How…
 
This week on the podcast, Carmen chats to Geraldine Rey, artist and event manager at Suzette Collective. I've personally been to an event Geraldine organised and I can tell you now - they're AMAZING! Geraldine also manages artists, booking them gigs around Perth and representing their label. Geraldine is a total go-getter, and in this episode of Th…
 
This week on the podcast, we’re bringing you a slightly different show. While yes, health and wellness coach Sharon Gleeson is a creative entrepreneur, in the interview we focus more on how YOU can be healthier as a busier entrepreneur. As we all know that running a business can be stressful and time-consuming, and that sometimes it’s hard to prior…
 
This week on the podcast, Carmen and David from Red Platypus look back on their 5+ years of long-term travel and reflect on what life skills it taught them for running a business. In this episode, we chat about: How things are often out of your control and you need to be flexible. Plans can change in an instant and you need to adapt. You’ll have ha…
 
This week on the podcast, Carmen and David from Red Platypus dive into the challenges they've been facing in business lately and how they've overcome them. In this episode, we chat about: How we went hard on a social media campaign so David's workshops weren't cancelled. How we continue to be consistent in what we do, and not give up, even when lif…
 
This week on the podcast, Carmen speaks to Benjamyn Gardner, founder of the skincare brand AntiBeauty. Benjamyn is an absolute trailblazer in the beauty industry and is doing things other beauty brands have never done before. They are an advocate for the trans community, and their skincare was initially developed for people who were undergoing a tr…
 
Daniel Swanton is our guest on the Committed Creative Podcast today. He’s a web design entrepreneur who confesses that while he isn’t necessarily creative, he is good at business, and that’s what’s helped him build the highly successful EMD Design studio in Melbourne with a tight team and a core of loyal customers. His journey from being bored and …
 
Stephanie White is a self-taught photographer who turned her hand to brand photography after taking some photos of Tupperware for her first ever client. Since then, she's grown her business to annual six-figures, and it's clear she's amazing at what she does - the evidence is in her epic photos. Stef really understands how to make a woman feel comf…
 
Joh Kohler from Compelling Copy is my guest on the Committed Creative podcast today. She is a fellow copywriter, SEO specialist and loves everything to do with customer and keyword research. Joh is another friend from my accountability group and she's brilliant at what she does. You might think - why the hell are you hosting another copywriter on y…
 
Today I’m sharing an interview with my friend and peer Martina Donkers, who I met online through a Facebook group called Freelance Jungle. Martina is an evaluator and grant writer who has worked on some major impactful projects all around Australia, and has won tens of millions of dollars for her clients through her epic grant writing. I can speak …
 
This week on the podcast, Carmen speaks to Erin Madeley, founder of the Perth Makers Market and recent owner of Perth's Upmarket. Erin founded a locally-made market after she struggled to find that type of market to sell her own handmade products at. Without any background experience in event management, Erin dived in head first and seven years lat…
 
This week on the podcast, Carmen speaks to Rebecca Kelly, business coach and founder of the epic Ladies HQ in the northern suburbs of Perth. Bec quit her job as a high school teacher to launch Ladies HQ at the beginning of COVID, after one of her students committed suicide and she realised how important community is for mental health. Since then, B…
 
This week on the podcast, Carmen speaks to Emilia Musgrave, who founded her promotional merchandising business, Think Promotional, when she was in her mid-20s. Emilia realised working from someone else just wasn’t for her, and seeing an opportunity in the market, decided to go out on her own. Since then, Emilia has launched three successful busines…
 
Carmen and David Allan-Petale are the founders of copywriting business Red Platypus and the hosts of The Committed Creative. In this podcast, they dive into how they work hard at creating communities around them. They discuss: How to find your tribe. Why it's more important to have an engaged community than a large one. The importance of connection…
 
Jacek Bak is a corporate photographer hailing from our hometown in Perth who has built his business up in three different cities over its lifetime. He's a great networker, having to build a customer base not once but three times, and he's a big believer in making mistakes. "If you're not making mistakes then you're not learning lessons," he says. I…
 
Simon Banks is not your ordinary keynote speaker. He uses his art to draw people together as he literally draws out the main points of his talks into bold illustrations as he presents. It’s fascinating to watch! He’s worked with leading corporates around Australia to help employees tap into their creativity and spark their innovation, getting bette…
 
Justine Martin is an artist who developed her skills after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and told she would never work again. Since then, she has won more than 40 art awards, sold hundreds of artworks and become a successful art teacher. Along the way, she has dealt with cancers and other health issues and gone through a divorce. Justine …
 
Daniel Chan is a corporate magician who has worked with the likes of Airbnb, Mastercard and Google, wowing his audience with his magic tricks. Daniel left a lucrative role at PayPal many years ago to follow his dreams of being a magician, and has since been labelled by Buzzfeed as 'Silicon Valley's Favourite Magician'. As someone heavily invested i…
 
Carmen and David Allan-Petale are the founders of copywriting business Red Platypus and the hosts of The Committed Creative. In this podcast, they dive into how they foster creativity, discussing how they: Discovered their passions and share tips for others to do the same Have realised that writing a book is connected to a strong mindset Manifested…
 
In this final episode for Season One, we talk about what we've learned from the Committed Creatives we've interviewed over the last 14 podcasts. And wow - we've learned a lot and been SO INSPIRED. Listen to the rundown of our biggest takeaways from this season - and it might just inspire you to go back and listen to earlier Committed Creative podca…
 
Donna Bramhall is a mindset and success coach for passion-driven creatives. She is a driven and resilient entrepreneur who has built a career that fits in around the lifestyle she wanted to create for herself. Donna is a highly creative soul and from the moment we met her we gelled with her high energy and passion for life - you’ll soon witness thi…
 
Dr Kyla Smith is a paediatric dietician and founder of Baby Mealtimes and Toddler Mealtimes. After having her daughter, she started posting the baby meals she was making on Instagram and soon had a loyal following of parents seeking feeding advice for their own kids. It was then she had a brainwave - why not develop an online membership to help par…
 
Josh Langley had a tough childhood. He failed high school twice and was told he would amount to nothing in life. Then one day, Josh wrote a love letter to his eight-year-old self – a book called Being You is Enough – and his life changed forever. Now he’s a successful children’s author who runs workshops and online courses to help kids accept their…
 
Peter is the founder and CEO of Cultural Infusion, a leading global business working to promote intercultural understanding worldwide. A renowned composer, conductor and musical director, Peter initially embarked on a quest to bring together musicians from an array of culturally diverse backgrounds and experiences in order to create exquisite orche…
 
Zoe Simmons is a Melbourne-based writer who runs a successful copywriting service, while also contributing journalism to publications like The New York Post, Mammamia and the Sydney Morning Herald. Zoe is also working on a narrative nonfiction book about her experiences during the horrific black summer bushfires in 2020 where her hometown of Batema…
 
Fairina Cheng is a jewellery designer creating bespoke pieces for women around the world. Visit Fairina's website and you'll see how different her jewellery is from the standard engagement ring - and how she honours memories and special life moments with her unique designs. Fairina is Carmen's guest in this episode of The Committed Creative Podcast…
 
Jasmine Holmes is a graphic designer, pricing queen and creative pocket rocket who has learned over the years how to charge her worth. Visit Jasmine's website and you'll quickly see there are two branches to her business - the client-facing graphic design side, and the price coaching side aimed at creatives. Jasmine is David's guest in this episode…
 
We were on top of the world - we had our dream journo jobs in London. We were young, without kids and we had the careers of our 'dreams'. And yet, we hate to sound ungrateful but... we weren't happy. We weren't fulfilled. Deep down, we knew we were living a version of life that society approved of but which didn't align with how we felt, deep down …
 
Jas Rawlinson is a storyteller, resilience speaker, non-fiction book coach and best-selling author living in Brisbane who know what it’s like to be stuck in telling your story. Family violence and her father’s suicide while she was a teenager left her deeply traumatised, but determined to find her own voice through writing. She became a magazine wr…
 
Entrepreneur Joanne Shepherd founded her business, MummActiv after realising a gap in the market for pre and postnatal activewear. Joanne launched her business MummActiv after her struggles with postnatal depression showed her exercise was key in improving her mental health. But she quickly noticed there weren’t any breastfeeding sport bras on the …
 
Journalist, author, and a self-confessed “total music nerd,” Barry Divola was born and raised in Sydney, but in recent years moved to Perth with his wife and children. In this episode, David chats to Barry about how he created his own writing career through persistence, hard work, and routine. They discuss how putting on your pants in the morning i…
 
Ann Steer is a pastel and acrylic artist based in the northern suburbs of Perth. Alongside painting her stunning seascape artworks, she also teaches classes and sells merchandise. In this episode of The Committed Creative, I talk to Ann about how to get clients when you’re just starting out in your business, how she’s mastered the art of pivoting i…
 
David Ward is a Savile Row bespoke tailor who has devoted his working life to creating fashion perfection. He has crafted suits for actors on Downton Abbey, and worked with designers Christopher Kane, Henry Holland, and Kim Jones. He's worked with fashion brands including The Kooples and Nike, and was the personal Savile Row cutter to Alexander McQ…
 
Chandrika Gibson is the founder of Suyra Health and co-founder of the Wisdom Yoga Institute. She specialises in yoga therapy for those fighting the battle with cancer, having previously struggled with facial skin cancers herself. In this podcast, Chandrika talks about how her own personal story steered her towards uncovering this niche, and how she…
 
Join Carmen and David Allan-Petale, founders and directors of Red Platypus Creative, as they take you through the promo for their upcoming podcast - The Committed Creative. The real talk podcast is dedicated to helping creative souls take the leap from uninspiring corporate jobs to exciting creative freelance work. Is 2022 the year you start to liv…
 
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