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Retail is constantly moving as consumer behaviour changes. This is a podcast dedicated to just this. Join us each week as we interview one of Australia's best retailers to understand how they are succeeding and then draw insights into the changing world of retail. RetailOasis is Australia's leading retail consultancy, and a registered B-Corporation. Season 2 is proudly sponsored by Afterpay.
 
Join Dr. Keri Ohlrich (co-author of the book, The Way of the HR Warrior, CEO Abbracci Group) and Kelly Guenther (COO Abbracci Group) as we talk to everyday people who have made a decision that changed the trajectory of their lives. We have heard these empowering stories from friends, leaders, family and colleagues throughout our careers and found inspiration from them and know you will too! But wait there's more! While we love a good inspiring story, we want to take action on how we can chan ...
 
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In today’s episode we talk to Nick Stone. Nick is the founder and CEO of Bluestone Lane. Bluestone are a US based chain of Australian-inspired cafés who’s aim is to provide a genuine daily escape for all their locals. They offer premium coffee in addition to healthy and delicious eats, including their famous “smashed avo”, at more than 45 locations…
 
Have you ever wanted to call your manager and say “I cannot take this job one day longer”? Well, Andy Lee did just that and changed his life. What happened to him after he made that call? Take a listen, as Andy shares his very personal and vulnerable story with us. He tells us that he was in denial and pretending everything was fine, when it wasn’t…
 
Welcome! Today in The Lounge, Nick sits down with Carrie Brigham of Carrie Brigham Design. Carrie is based in Naples, Florida and graduated from Florida State University in 2008, during the recession. Nick and Carrie discuss trying to break into the interior design business during that time and Carrie's journey from working at other design firms to…
 
A true global citizen and lifelong learner, Florence Navarro provides us an amazing list of podcasts that she listens to in order to push her thinking. We could have ended the interview with all that great information! Luckily, Florence tells us about her decision to leave the United Nations and how her life changed after that. She believed that sh…
 
You've seen them in the lobby at your doctor's office. Maybe you've even read one. On this week’s episode of The Chaise Lounge, Nick May is joined by David Kaufman of Architectural Digest. At Architectural Digest, David is responsible for converting print media to digital content. Nick and David discuss what it takes to be on the AD100 list, moving…
 
In the 252nd episode of the Keep Moving Forward Podcast I interview Gem Munro. To learn more about Gem, follow her on Instagram. To stay up to date on all things coming out of The KMF Collective, head on over to http://keepmovingforward.us/ and subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you …
 
Imagine this situation. You graduate college with a business degree and have multiple job offers. You say, “No thanks, I will try my hand as a stand-up comedian”. That is what our guest, Nic Novicki, said. And, guess what? Nic has been very successful at it. Listen to his journey as he took his wonderful skills of connecting people and creativity t…
 
In today’s episode we talk to Shane Fallscheer, the Founder and Managing Director of well-known jewellery retailer, Lovisa. The very first Lovisa store opened in Chermside, Queensland, back in April 2010, and now the company boasts over 450 stores in more than 20 countries worldwide - with more store openings in the pipeline. In our conversation to…
 
Welcome to the Season 28 premiere of The Chaise Lounge! This week on the Lounge, Nick May is joined by returning guest Kelli Ellis with Ronati.Nick and Kelli are longtime friends who catch up on what they’re doing. Kelli is the VP of Industry Relations at Ronati, a service that provides an online presence for antique art dealers. She is also the de…
 
Doing the right thing becomes more important than the money you make. Collaboration, asking for help and networking. These are key tenets for Emma Fox. You don't want to miss this episode as Emma shares her decision to commit to a working in a transparent environment. Emma wanted her career to match her values and talks to us about how her life evo…
 
Heading up Ovolo Australia Operations, Dave brings with him over 15 years’ experience within the hospitality industry. An exemplary hospitality executive who creates strategic alliances with organisation leaders, Dave is driven by a consistent goal for effectively aligning with and supporting key business initiatives across a company’s portfolio. H…
 
In today’s episode we talk to Afterpay’s very own Rachel Kelly, the EVP of ANZ Sales & Global Instore, and Mark Teperson, Chief Strategy Officer. In our conversation we talk about what played out in the retail scene during 2020, predictions & trends for 2021 and beyond, how the demographic of the Afterpay customer has changed, our thoughts on the e…
 
Finally, a guest says our podcast is one of her go-to’s to push her thinking! Why did it take this long? Not only does Gelair Butler get the gold star for the best guest to date, but also, we break format and talk football. Don’t get it twisted, we are not ESPN, but Gelair does predict the Super Bowl and she is 50% correct. Stop in for football and…
 
In the 251st episode of the Keep Moving Forward Podcast I interview Rae Gutkowski. To learn more about Rae, follow her on Instagram. To stay up to date on all things coming out of The KMF Collective, head on over to http://keepmovingforward.us/ and subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only …
 
John Hagenow left his dream of being a player with the Milwaukee Brewers in high school and instead focused on academics and corporate America. Using his great radio voice, John tells us his journey of leaving his steady, consistent job and venturing off to start his own business, during the recession of 2008. Great timing! He shares the trip on an…
 
Moving from a for-profit company to a non-profit organization. Taking risks to develop himself. Understanding that a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. These lessons and more are what Tony Battaglia shares with us. Tony describes the decisions he made and the risks he took when he moved from a Fortune 500 company to a start-up and later, moving f…
 
In the 250th episode of the Keep Moving Forward Podcast I interview Founder of Clar-e-ty Nutrition, Clare Burton. To learn more about Clare, follow her on Instagram. To stay up to date on all things coming out of The KMF Collective, head on over to http://keepmovingforward.us/ and subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Always remember, you can beat the o…
 
Although getting an education is important, there are some things that can only be learned by having work experience. For our season finale of The Chaise Lounge, Nick May is joined by Melissa Banko of Banko Design. Melissa tells of the importance of getting out there and learning by working.Nick and Melissa discuss the good and bad of HGTV programs…
 
Bev Attfield shares an emotionally devastating story of losing her baby at the 20-week ultrasound appointment. Bev explains her journey of what occurred that day and it is, unfortunately, not a unique story for many families. However, Bev shares how this event has changed her life forever. She has an amazing story of resilience and how she and her …
 
In the 249th episode of the Keep Moving Forward Podcast I interview Founder of Tennis Lady, and former Collegiate Volleyball Player, Allie Svabik. To learn more about Allie, follow her on Instagram. To stay up to date on all things coming out of The KMF Collective, head on over to http://keepmovingforward.us/ and subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Al…
 
Today on The Chaise Lounge, Nick May is joined by Cara Woodhouse of Cara Woodhouse Interiors. Nick and Cara discuss her bad experience with an internship, her love of art as a child and downsizing her company to better provide services to her clients.Cara has had multiple design companies with one ending with her moving to London during the 2008 re…
 
For the first time on the show, we have a guest that became a partner at a firm after being an employee. Joining Nick May on The Chaise Lounge is Tom Diverio of Dunagan Diverio Design.Tom had worked for Charlotte Dunagan for several years before being asked to come on as partner. Charlotte’s background in interior design and Tom’s background in arc…
 
If you’re not using social media, our next guest highly recommends you start. On today’s episode of The Chaise Lounge, Kyla Herbes joins Nick May as they talk about using social media as a marketing tool for your business.Specifically, Kyla talks about using Pinterest and Tik Tok to grow your business. Pinterest works like Google in that with the r…
 
Before we even get to our big question, we have a great discuss about the culture of an organization and what is necessary to rebuild and create an inclusive culture. Then we get to our big question… Jennifer Turner's big change was moving from Michigan to Illinois for a new job. She didn’t know everything but her drive for development, courage and…
 
On today’s episode of The Chaise Lounge, Nick May has a conversation with Genevieve Trousdale of Circaphiles. Nick and Genevieve share a passion for helping others and bringing value to their industries. Genevieve started a network that services interior designers and allows them to network with others, find vendors, and educate themselves on how t…
 
The easier path. It is easy for a reason. Take a listen to Dr. Kimberly Williams discuss the fork in her road: consistency with a great job, steady pay, frequent travel, and continued development OR assume PhD debt, take a cut in pay, stay at home with her children and a manage uncertainty. Dr. Williams didn’t take the easy route, even when there w…
 
In the 247th episode of the Keep Moving Forward Podcast I interview, VDC Engineer with Gilbane Building Company and Former Collegiate Water Polo Player, Grace Kennedy. To learn more about Grace, follow her on Instagram. To stay up to date on all things coming out of The KMF Collective, head on over to http://keepmovingforward.us/ and subscribe to m…
 
To the public eye, you might seem like an overnight success. For our next guest, her overnight success came after over 20 years of hard work. This week on The Chaise Lounge, Nick May is joined by Kendall Wilkinson of Kendall Wilkinson Design.Kendall grew up in California where she started her career in the film business. She decided to take a break…
 
In the 246th episode of the Keep Moving Forward Podcast I interview President and COO of the Blanke Corporation and Former Professional Basketball Player, Kris Schwarz. To learn more about Kris, follow him on Instagram. To stay up to date on all things coming out of The KMF Collective, head on over to http://keepmovingforward.us/ and subscribe to m…
 
Please note: We had audio issues and Keri loses all audio. Keep listening as the show goes on! Living in two countries. Changing your career due to a dinner table conversation. Finding your fulfillment. Examining areas in which you are uncomfortable and finding people to help you along the way. Halvern Logan has done all that and has a beautiful st…
 
One way to think of Covid in a positive mindset is that it certainly has made people more aware of their physical and mental health. On this week’s episode of The Chaise Lounge, Sarah Walker of The Curated House joins Nick May where they talk about sustainable interior design.Furniture and other décor items are not manufactured with health in mind.…
 
In the 245th episode of the Keep Moving Forward podcast I interview Founder of TQN Training, Mitch Darnton. To learn more about Mitch, follow him on Instagram. To stay up to date on all things coming out of The KMF Collective, head on over to http://keepmovingforward.us/ and subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Always remember, you can beat the odds an…
 
Do you sometimes have an inner critic? Are you practicing loving kindness to yourself? Do you need to nourish your attention? Maybe you forget about your own needs? Our special guest, Stefan Ravalli, talks about the power of meditation, how it changed his life and how he learned to treat himself with compassion. Not only did meditation change Stefa…
 
In our final episode of 2020 we talk to Shane Lenton. Shane is the Chief Information + Digital Officer at Cue Clothing (which runs the namesake brand, as well as Dion Lee and Veronica Maine). On top of this he is the founder of Unified Commerce and on the Advisory Board of Shippit, ShopYou, NORA, Australia post, Brauz, ScopeSuite, and WellBetter. S…
 
Our next guest advises us to consider how many projects are submitted to a magazine or other piece of publishing before submitting projects for press. On this week’s episode of The Chaise Lounge, Nick May is joined by Amy Flurry.Amy runs a communications company that specializes in the interior design industry. Her book Recipe for Press was written…
 
Picture it...you're in your early 30's, married, a mother of two young children and have reached the ceiling of your career. Now what? For Sue Tidswell, the chance to start a new business opportunity meant the chance to challenge herself in new ways, but it also required her and her family to "cross the big pond" and move from the only home they've…
 
In the 244th episode of the Keep Moving Forward Podcast I interview Senior Consultant at EY, Clar-e-ty Nutrition Coach, and Former Collegiate Equestrian, Emily Rees. To learn more about Emily, follow her on Instagram. To stay up to date on all things coming out of The KMF Collective, head on over to http://keepmovingforward.us/ and subscribe to my …
 
In today’s episode we talk to Catherine Ross, the COO at i=Change. i=Change works in partnership with some 170 odd, big name retailers to give back with every online purchase - with complete transparency. They have taken the traditional way of donating and flipped it, where the brand makes the donation once the customer chooses which of their 3 cha…
 
Going to school to further your education while raising your children is an admirable act. This week’s guest, Jackie Armour with JMA Interior Design, joins Nick May on The Chaise Lounge. It was Jackie’s life mission to graduate, earning a degree in architecture.From Delray Beach, Florida, Jackie went to school at the University of Florida. She star…
 
Has anyone told you to “get off your island”? Have you ever needed a shake-up in your life? Did you think that your life was linear and would go according to plan? Do you know what “emergency brake to a donut” means? How about "the pie is not fixed"? Are you hungry now? Grab a pastry and listen to Jen Hwang speak about listening to her friends’ adv…
 
In the 243rd episode of the Keep Moving Forward Podcast I interview Realtor and Former Collegiate Swimmer, DeAnn Golden. To learn more about DeAnn, follow her on Instagram. To stay up to date on all things coming out of The KMF Collective, head on over to http://keepmovingforward.us/ and subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Always remember, you can bea…
 
In today’s episode we talk to Paul Greenberg - a man with many titles! Most notably, he is the founder of the NORA Network, Vice Chair of FIRA (Federation of International Retail Associations), NED at the NRA (National Retail Association) in Australia, and last, but certainly not least, he is the Chairperson at MyDeal.com.au. But most importantly, …
 
Covid has affected all aspects of how we live our lives from how we live and work to the activities and hobbies we fill our free time with. Jaye Mize with Fashion Snoops joins Nick May today on The Chaise Lounge. Jaye is a friend of the show and we are excited to have her back on. Nick and Jaye talk the trends of covid and what people are doing. Pe…
 
In the 242nd episode of the Keep Moving Forward Podcast I interview Entrepreneur and retired UFC Fighter, Eliot Marshall. To learn more about Eliot, follow him on Instagram and watch his Tedx Talk.. To stay up to date on all things coming out of The KMF Collective, head on over to http://keepmovingforward.us/ and subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Al…
 
At the age of 5 years, Ryan Smith made the choice to do the right thing and not be a follower. As a kindergartner, Ryan recognized the pain his classmates caused another child who had a disability. At that moment, Ryan decided to help his peer, rather than cause additional hurt. That single moment has guided Ryan in making decisions professionally,…
 
In today’s episode we talk to Wayne Baskin, the Deputy CEO and Chief Technology Officer at Australia’s largest online bookstore, Booktopia During this podcast you’ll hear Wayne discuss the importance of putting the customer first, finding your niche (and owing it) and well as a really interesting look into the book categories that took off during C…
 
Many memories are made with our grandparents that we carry into adulthood. They teach us important lessons and make us laugh. Joining Nick May on The Chaise Lounge this week is Lisa Davenport of LDD Interiors.Lisa co-hosts the Coast to Coast Design podcast with fellow friend and designer Garrison Hullinger. Nick’s friendship with both Lisa and Garr…
 
For those who struggle with rejection and depression, Janis' story is one you need to hear. It took courage and resilience to make a cross-country move to expand Bloomingdale's presence on the west coast and confront herself, look within, dig deep and come out on top. Janis Bartlett is a tenured HR Executive with over 35 years of extensive experien…
 
In the 241st episode of the Keep Moving Forward podcast I interview Coach at One Fellowship Fitness and former collegiate runner, Kathryn Hipp. To learn more about Kathryn, check out One Fellowship Fitness. To stay up to date on all things coming out of The KMF Collective, head on over to http://keepmovingforward.us/ and subscribe to my YouTube Cha…
 
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